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M irl'lpml Mottllr.
I a ilocldedty humorous side
''pre a-iionally comes to light ltt
Won with the undertakings of
al corporations, but the action
enterprising city fathers of a
(''.Hungarian town Is certainly
I; The mayor and whole town
y consisting of eight members,
i' themselves Into a band of forg
i4 carried on a thriving business
town hall, manufacturing paper
(jnrreat in Austria, which they
''Ud pretty extensively. A work
Veil fitted with the necessary
'tents, was fixed up in a cellar
'town hnll, and they actually set
! ien to guard the door while they
"t work. This remarkable state
"irs existed for over a couple of
''when the business was detected,
' yor and councillors fighting like
1 lonal brigands on being ar-
; JloTT News Will Travel.
' ilfl on a visit to the south re
'.si obtained a box of your Tut
v't rocommended for all skin (lis
l. I flud it to bo a innrvelously
N niiig. I wish to get somo more,
1 (ulil like to establish nn nuoncy
itir its sale. I'loase lot me know
ce of ono doz-fti boxes. W. C.
t, Granville, Ohio." At rfniR
ti r by mail for Cite, from J. T.
ifiiie, Savannah, (li(.
Jnie Tint; ot h "llrnnh."
It,!ry curious circumstance hap
( ln the fox hunt at Clinton re-
y The dogs were hard upon the
Ii3f a fox, when the fox darted
1 1; hole, hut some obstruction Im
t(lts passage, and It only entered
;angh to conceal its body, leav
o; end of Us bushy tall sticking
itthe hole. When the men came
n)ey saw one of the dogs tearing
:c the field with the "brush" In its
oil and the fox flying In another
eon, with nothing left of its
it.'ul tail but the skinned stump,
in g had literally pulled off the
is fid, having obtained the brush,
i,from the contest. Several shot3
tUred at tho fox. but failed to
?.lm down. Hartford Courant.
Ion Is called to tlm very nvfnl
Bdiitnlnoil In the r-mliim lint of t
'ijtitl Tohiiwo Co.'s advertliiHiiioiil
1, Htur rinir Tobni-oo In another col
tlil piijwr. It will pay to snvn tlm
In tiitfa and pci tuUn mlviiiitiino ol
'"list ever Issui-d by the Star T"luco.
1IrW Long alwuys curries Ills paper?
lluw'11 l lili ?
r On Hiindrod Dollars Kewsrd for
of Catarrh that o&uuot b curwl by
V. I. ClIBNf.V A Co., Toledo, O.
1, nnrtMrslKnecl. hHVo known F. .I.Che-
ihn last 1A ywirs. an'l uellnvo him par.
in 'JiirtraMn In all niiHlm'tw tronsivtlona
tl Kclallr ahlo to oarry out any obllxa
,ule hy chnlr llrni.
kf JTauAX, Wholesale DriuiifintsTolcdo.
!'i. Kixkah & M.nvis. Wholesalo
r ryist. Toicnto. Ohio.
,1. Cat vi-rh Cure In taken Inti-rnally. n'-t-itly
(ip'in Uio lilooil aiirl muc oiiH iii
7S the Ht-m. 'lVstimoiilHln m-nt fn-e.
-.C imp irotl.li. S0I1I hy nil U:-usisU.
"family Hills are tho lt-t.
1 Jv Whlte-liiillHy, who will stand a."
.lervalive otiuilliliitH for Ntnlylrllne
(Hxt election, is tho clilest sou of the
'', ods are alike to Putnam I'adki.ehs
they color nil fibers lit one bulling,
be all d rut-gists,
1 "'r. I.ymnn Abbott spends much ol
" re time In the old Astor Library, ol
rk, buloro 11 tulilo literally burdened
im tU books and pupurs.
Cure for I'onuumptlon relieves tlin
18'itiimta couk'uh.- Hev. I). Hl'i'ilMUia.
at Juiuou, JB.O., ocoruary zi, .r
-'To Stop Nose Blending.
'li'ilng of the nose is often very
j to stop, but the efficacy of the
!' ''ag method Is vouched for by a
"'tondeut of the New York Times.
Softer says: "Cut some blotting
'tbout an inch square, roll it
I (he size of a lead pencil, and
in-jip the, nostril that Is bleeding,
"'low In It will allow the sufferer
ec;lhe; the blood will fill the space
Jiui tho tube and tho nose, ad
ry soon cougulato and cease to
, l.ihantisomc year-book filled
ueu beautiful illustrations, and a
.ilete calendar. It is sold on
gonPws-stfnds for 5 cents, and
ell !VrtB five times that amount.
ietf is t reliable chronology of
ies, (fogfiss of the 19th century
- prophecy of what may be
J Jiitcd ia the 20th.
til-" r few of tho great men who bavo
,oHry W ilson, on Agriculturs
j! Ihauncey M, Depew, on Politics
u,1 Sana, on Finance
is l-'.u.ion, " Klectricity
(lerriit, ' I-and Warfare-
the9ll.htx)ni, ' NavalWarfare
:eu uiuli,. ' Spoils
vU5u will enjoy reading it now,
au.'I Will be I boolc of reference
lgtJo-.i through the years to
,'g, . ixty-fotr pages, printed'
r ory finuh paper.
: news-dealer cannot sup
o j with it, cut out this ad.
itf. ' it with three one-cent
' t I receive this elegant
1." :. Address -
' jcr Co., Lowell, Mass.
"lr; ' 1 LIMIHMIIJI
ad I ;
oil' i Not the ordinary kind ) S
' " Hi UllC IIHIMICIISdl J
THE EMINENT DIVINE'S SUNDAY
Mnlijeet! Grailla of C'lirltilia1owo and
Hiinatilnn on That Lowly llnl Tli
florjr or tho Inrarnalion Told iu
Mow Way Uieo or tho Festival.
(CcpyrlRht. Lonl Klopich, I1 I
Washi.-oton, 1). C The story of the In
carnation Is here told by Dr. TulmiiRn In
now wny, and prsctlcnl use Is modo ol
these duys of festivity; text, Mntthow, I.,
17, "80 all the generations from Abraham
to David nre fourteen gennrntlons, itnd
from Dnvld until the eurrytnir uwny Into
Babylon nre fourteen ftennrntlons, and
from the carrying nwny Into Dabylon unto
Christ are fourteen generation."
From whnt many consider the dullest
nnd most unimportant cliaptor ol thx New
Testament I take my text nnd find It full
of prnetienl, startling nnd eternal Inter
est. The ehnptnr Is the front door of the
New Testnment, through which nil tin
splendors of evangelism and npnstollnlt)
enter. Three times fourteen gnnerntloni
are spoken of In my text t lint Is, forty
two generations reaching down to Christ,
They nl! bad rolntlon to Him, nnd lit least
forty-two gom-ratlons past nltent us. If
they wero good, wo feel the result of tin
goodness. If they were bad, wo fool tb(
result of their wbikodimss. If some wen
good nnd omo wero bad. It Is nn Inter
mingling Influence that puis Its might
band iipnu us. And as we feel theelToct o
at least forty-two gnerii(lons past we wll
In turn Inlliu in'" at least forly-lwo gener
ntlcns to cn'n. If (In) world shall last I
thousa-nd years, rto, you sen, tho cradlf
is more iinnortnnt than the grave.
1 propose to show you somo of the shad
ows upon the Chri-tlii cradle of Uethletieru
anil then the sunshine that poured In upor
the pillow of straw. Notice nmoug tin
shadows on that Infant's bed that tlinrf
was here ami there a specimen of dlssolutf
nncestry. Ileiiutlful Uutli Ills nm-estruNsl
(ih.yesl Di-voiit Aa onoof His foretatbors'
Oh, yes! Honest Joseph His father? Oh.
yeM Holy Mary His Mother? Oh, ys'
JSut In that genenloglcnl tnble wero idol
ntroiiri and cruel Ammon and oppre.-islve
Kehoboam nnd some men whoso ubomlnn
lions may not be partiuuhirlKnd. Ho you
see bad men mny have good dnacendiiuts.
One of the most consourateil in on 1 evoi
knew was tho sou of n man who lived aut1
died a blasphemer. In the line of nn op.
presslvo Iteholiouin comes a gracious nnd
merciful and glorious Christ. (treat on
oouragemont for those who hnd In th
forty-two generulloiis thnt preeedod them
bowever close by or however Inr bnok
some Instnnoes of perulolous und bulefu.'
and ijorrnpt ancestry.
To my ninnsument, I found In those pai-tf
of Australia to which many years ago fel
ons were transported from 'England thai
tho peroentngo of crime was less I linn in
those parts or Australia originally nettled
by honest men anil good women. Som
who are now on Judicial boneliesiu Austra
llii, and In bJgli govcrninentnl positions,
ami in learned unit useful professions, ami
leaders In social life, uro the grandsons noil
granddaughters of men nml women whe
were exiled from Orent Britain to Austra
lia f-jr arson mid there and nssnult and
fraud and murder. So you sen it Is posst
bio f ir the duscendnuts of those who da
wrong to do right.
Meanwhile keep carefully your family
reoords. The old place for the fnmllv
record in the Bible, between the Old and
New Testaments, is a most appropriate
place. That record, put lu such Impres
slvo surroundings of chapter, bounded on
oneslilo by the prophecies of Mnlncht and
on tho other side by tho (lospol of
Matthew, will receive stress nnd sanctity
from Its position. That record is appro
priately bound up witb the eternities. Do
not simply sny in your family record,
"Bom at such a time aud died at such a
time," but If there has beou among your
nucestors some man or woman especially
aonsecruted und useful make a note of it
for the encourngement of the following
generations. Two family records of tho
Bible tho ono iu Mutthow rencbiug from
Abraham to Christ and the one iu Lukn
beginning with Joseph nnd reaching back
to the Gurdeu of Edon -with the sublime
statement "which was the sou of Adam,
which wastbe Hon of (lod." I chnrgo you
to this duty of keeping the family record
by the forty-two generations which nro
past und the forty-two generations wuloh
are to come. It is n good thing the new
bablt abroad of seeking for one's pedlgron.
Another shndow on the Christie cradlo
was that it stood under a depraved king.
Herod was at tbnt time ruler und the com
plete impersonation of alb depravities. .It
was an unfavorable time for innocunce'to
expect good treatment. Ho dark was the
shadow dropping on the cradle from tlmt
Inliiultous throne that the peasant mother
bad to lift ber bilbo out of It and mnkn
hasty flight. Depraved habits of those In
authority are apt to be coplod by subjects,
nnd from tho immornls of the Herodlu
throne I judge of the Immornls of a nntlon.
There was n malaria of sin iu the nlr when
tbo Infant Christ 11 mt breathed It. Thickest
shawl could not keep the Babe warm wLeu
in that wintry mouth with His mother L'e
became a fugitive.
Historians say that it was nt a time oi
peace that Christ was bom, but His birth
aroused an nutagonism of which the Beth
lehem mnssaero was only a feeble expres
sion. War of the mightiest nation of the
earth opened ngatnst that orndle! The in.
fluenca that curuo forth that night from
that surroundiug of camels and sheep and
oxen challenged the Iniquities of ull the
ceuturies nud will not cease until It hut
destroyed them. What a pronunoinmento
went forth from that black and burbnrlau
throne, practically snylng, "Hlay all the
babes under two years of age, und that
wide slaughter will surely include thu
death of the ono child thnt most threaten!
my domiulon." Awful time It wus for the
occupant 01 thnt cradle! It He escape the
knlfo of the assassin, then the wild beast's
paw or the baudlt's clutch or the midnight
chill between Bethlehem of Juiliea and
Cairo, Egypt, wilt secure His destruction.
All the powers of earth nnd ull thu demons
of hell bombarded that etadle. '
Another shadow upon thnt Christie
cradle was the obscurity of thu place of
birth. Bethlehem was nn obscure village.
David, tho shepherd boy, bud been born
there, but after be became gonernl nnd
king be gave It uo Nlgulllcnuce, I think
never mentioning It but to nsk for a drlnl;
of water out of tho old well to which b
Used to go lu childhood tho village sa
small nnd iinln.portuut that it bad to be
separated in uiiud from another Bethlehem
then existing, und so was culled Bethlehem
of J u (lira, 'i'liero was a great cupltnl ol
Jerusalem; there were tho flfteeu beauti
ful cities ou the bunch of Galilee, any ol
them a good place to be born in; tnnre
were great towns famous at that time, but
the uutlvlty we to-day oelebrute was inn
village which Christ intimated bail been
called, by some "the least among the
prluoos of Judn." Christ Himself was to
.make the towu famous for nil time aud all
u iumu nnd womou of Messlanla oppor
tunity, why do you not make the place of
your nativity memorable for your philan
thropies by the cburuhes you build, the
froe libraries you open, the colleges you
endow? Uo bank to the village where you
were born, as Ooorge l'eabody went banlt
to Dunvers, Mass., and with your wealth
bluss the neighborhood where iuohlldbood
you played and near by where your father
and mother sleep tho lust sleep. There are
scores of such villages lu Auierloa being
generously remembered by prosperous men
during life or helped iu tbeir lust will aud
testament, and there are a hundred neigh
borhoods wilting for such benediction
from tholr prosperous sous. By some such,
oburlty Invito the Bethlehem angels to
come back uguin nud over the plain bouso
of your uatlvliy rlug out the old anthem of
"Qocd will to mini." Christ, bora lu nu
obscure pluse, mude It so widely kuown by
His self Haerilloas an I d.vnio ont.iua u
all rouud the onrtu th village of Bithl.
hem has its name woven in gnrliin.li nud
chanted In "Te Douins" and built In houses
But it is time wo see tome of the sun
ill I nn breaking through the shadows on
that cradle. For we must have Jubilance
dominate tho Christmas festival. That
was Walter Hoott's oplulou wliuu in ".Mar
miou" ha wrote,
A Christmas gambol oft would cheer
A poor man's heart through halt thu yonr.
It was while the peasant and his wife were
oa a visit for the purposes of eurollmeut
that Jesus was born. The Bible translators
got the wrong wotd when they said thai
Joseph aud Mary bad gouu to Dutlilohein to
be "taxed," People wuut no further thuu to
gut taxed thuu they do now. TUo effort of
most people always lias been to escape
taxation. Besides that, these two bumble
folk hnd nothing to tax. The man's tur
ban that protected his head from the sun
was not worth taxing; the woman's sandals
which kopt ber feet trim being cut by the
limestone rock, of which Bethlehem is
mostly made up, wore not worth taxing.
No; the fact Is thnt a proclamation bad
been made by the emperor that all tho peo
ple between 'Great Britain nud Piirtlilft and
of those lands included should go to some
nppointed place and give their name in,
be registered nnd nnnouuco their loyalty to
the lloman emp ror.
They had wnlked eighty miles over n
rough road to give their names and take
the oath of allegiance. Would we walk
eighty miles to announce our allegiance to
our king, ono Jesus? Cm?nr Augustus
wanted to know by the record on which
tbnt man nnd that woman wrote their
names or bad them written, Just how many
people iu his empire he could depend on In
ease or exigency. How many meu would
unsheathe sword for the lloman eagle nnd
bow many women could be depended on to
tnko oare of the woumlod on bnttloHolds?
The trouble Is that In the kingdom of
Christ we do not know bow many can bo
depended on. There nre so many men nud
women who never give In their names.
They serve the Lord on the sly. They do
not announaa their allegiance to the king
who, In the battles to eome, will want
nil Ills troops. In all our churches
there are so many bait an t half disci
ples, so many one-third epousers.
I hey rather think the Bible Is true, at nny
rate parts of it, aud they hopo that some
how Christianity will disenthrall the na
tions. They stay awny from chnroh on
communion days and hope when they have
lived as long as they can In this world they
can somehow sneak Into heaven. Ob, give
lu your names! Be registered on the church
record down here anil In the Lamb's Book
of Llfo up there. Let all the world know
where you stand, If you have to go ns far
as Joseph and Mary walked, It you have to
go eighty miles before you find Just the
right form of worship unit just thu right
Another gleam of sunshine striking
through tho shadows above that Christie
cradlo was tho fact of n special divine
protection. Herod was determined upon
the child's destruction. The monster put
nil bis wits together iu stratagem for the
stopping of that young life just stnrted.
Ho dramatized piety; ho suddenly got re
ligious; ho would leave his palace nud tnko
chariot and have steeds whipped up, so
that ho could kneel ut that cradle. We
have to smile at what the Imperial villain
said when be ordered, "Go uud search
diligently for the young Child, and when
ye have found Him bring me word, thnt I
may go and worship Him also." Doro's
picture of tho ".Mnssaero of the Innocents"
nt Herod's command a plotiin full of
children hurled over walls and dashed
against streets and writhing under assas
sin's foot gives us a lltllo Impression of
the manner in which II "rod would have
treated the rcnl Child if bo could have
onco got his hands ou It. But Herod
could not find that crudle. All
the detectives lie sent out failed
In tho search. Vet it bad beou
pointed out by flashlight from the
midnight lienveus. All the neighborhood
knew about It. The angelic chorus hi the
cloud hud culled musical attention to it.
No sentinel guarded It with drawn sword,
passing up und down by the pillow of that
Bethlehem onravausnry. Why, then, was
It thnt the cradle was not despoiled of Its
treasure? Becnuso it was divluely pro
toctod. There wero wings hovering thnt
mortal eye could not see; there were armed
Immortals whose brandished sword mortal
eye aould not follow; there were chariots
of the Omnipotent the rumble of wIiomi
wheels only supernaturals could bear. Gad
had started through the cradle to save our
world, and nothing could stop Him.
You cannot reasonably account for thr.t
unhurt cradlo except on the theory of n
special, divine protection. Ami most
cradles nre likewise defended. Can you
uuderstnud why so ninny children, with nil
the epidemics that assault them, and all
their climbing to dangerous heights, and
nil tholr perilous experiments witli explo
sives und their running ugnlust horses'
hoofs, and during of trolleys aud carts fast
driven, yet somehow cet through, especl
n'ly boys of high spirit anil thnt nro going
to amount to much? I account for their
coming through all right, wttli only it few
wounds und bruises, by the act that they
lire divinely protected. All your charges
of "Don't no this" nnd "Don't do that''
nud "Don't go there" seem to amount to
nothing. They nro the same ruckleas crea
tures about whom you lire constantly anx
ious uud wondering what is the matter
now. Divluely protected!
Another gleam of light, scattering some
of the gloom of that Christie pillow m
Bethlehem, was tho fact that it was the
starting place of the most wonderful of ull
enreers. Looking nt Christ's lite from
mere worldly standpoints It was iimn.lng
beyond all capacity of pen or tongue or
canvas to express. Without taking a year's
curriculum in any college or even a dny ut
nny sobool, yet saying things-that the
mightiest Intellects of subsequent days
have quoted and trtod to expound! Great
literary works have for the most part been
the result of much elaboration. Edmund
Burke rewrote the conclusion of his speech
uguinst Warren Hastings sixteen times.
Lord Brougham rewrote bis speech In he
halt of Queen Caroline twenty timos, but
the sermon ou the mount soeined extem
poraneous. Christ was elmpieut without
ever bavlug studied one of the laws of ora
tory. He was the greatest orator that ever
lived. It was not au eloquence Demos
thenic or Ciaeronle or like thut of Jean
Buptlste Mnsstllou or llko thut which Will
lam Wirt, himself n great orntor, was over
come with lu log cabin meeting bouso of
Virginia, when the blind preacher cried
out in bis sermon, "Socrates died llko u
philosopher, but Jesus Christ died like a
But we must not only look nt Ulm from a
worldly standpoint. How He smoto whirl
winds Into silence, aud made the waves of
the sea Ho down-, uud opened tho doors of
light Into the midnight of those who had
been born bllud, and turned deaf ears Into
galleries of music, aud with oua touch
made the sen lis of iucurnblu leprosy fall
off, nnd renewed healthy circulation
through severest paralysis, nnd made the
dead girl wjikou und ask for her mother,
nud ut Ills crucltlxlou pulled down the
clouds, until ut IU o'clock at noon It was us
dark us at Vi o'clock ut night, and starting
au influence that will go ou until the Inst
desert will grow roses uud the Inst weak
lung make full Inhalation, and the lust
case of paresis take healthful brain, and
tho last Illness become rubicund of cheek
nud robust of chest nnd bounding of foot,
and tho last pauper will get his pulnce,
aud the lust sinner taken Into the warm
bosom of a pardoning God! Where did nil
this start? in that crudle with sounds of
bleating sheep uud bellowing cuttle und
amid rough bantering of herdsmen nnd
camel drivers. -.What a low pluce to start
for such great' heights! O artists, turn
your camera obscura on t lint village of
Uotftlebcui! Take It nil In the wintry skies
Towering, the flocks shivering in the chill
dr, Mary the pule mother, uud Jesus the
Cucnnt Lot Forming In niolimonil, Ind.
Under tho direction of MIbs lSinma
Rhoades, city missionary, the town of
Richmond, Ind.,. has just completed its
fifth successful year of vacant lot farm
ing for the poor. During the season
just past there were 148 lots under
cultivation, with 145 tenants. The total
cost to the city- was $184, leaving 118
of the amount appropriated by the city
council to be turned back into the
treasury. The value of the produce
raised on each of the lots was J1U, malt,
ing the total value of the crop 11,480.
Ono poor widow planted her two loti
In corn, which she sold for enough to
pay for her winter's supply of wood.
At the close of the season an exhibi
tion was held and premiums were
awarded for the best ueclnieni shown.
New York World: Tramp-Lady,
I'm hungry, an' I'm louliin' for a
chunco to work Lady Very well;
there's the woodpile. Tramp La-dy,
It ain't perllte to Interrupt. I waa
(cat sayln' I'm lookin' fer a chance to
work somebody for tno brenkfaut.
THE SABBATH SCHOOL.
INTERNATIONAL LESSON COMMENTS
FOR DECEMBER 31.
Review (if the Last Quarter, t'nalm nrll.
-Ilolilon Toil: II less the f.oril, O My
Soul, nnd Forget Not All 111 ISentflta,
lsa. clll-t flC'ouitnpntary,
IsTRonpcTioM. The lessons of this qnnr
ter form quite a connected history, and
cover not a grent period of time. Tho
main thought through the juarter is the
history of Judnh after the dedication of
the second temple. Their oft falling Into
sin shows how far short legal religion
comes In keeping men steadfast; hence the
need of a Itedeenier. Our quarter beauti
fully closes with Isaiah's vision of thedays
of the Messiah. Tills hope was what up
bell tho people, nnd ns they cherished it
they gave heed to God's law.
Lkssosj I. "Jov lu Ood's house." Though
written by David, B. C. 1015, this rsnlrr.
nppears to bo ninong those collected by
F.r.rn nnd Nohomlnh uftor the captivity of
Ciidah, and used by tho people then, B. C,
63(1. If this Psalm was calculated to stir
the hearts of the people to cherish Jerusa
lem ns the Holy City, where God would
manifest His presence to them, the ark be
ing placed there; then surely it was suited
to the returned captives who hnd been
separated from the city for seventy years.
It we conclude this to be the Psalm of the
Jews upon their hearing the edict of Cyrus
granting their return to Jerusalem, it 'will
show bow faithfully they roturned to the
customs of their rellglou.
I.Kssutt It. "Hamau's plot against the
Jews." Ti e history contained lu the book
of Esther belongs in the time between the
dedication of the second temple and the
coming of Ezra to Judon. "When the
tenple was II n Is lied there enmo a pause of
nearly sixty years lu the history of the
Jews. During this time the Medo-Perslnn
empire became lurger than noy previous
kingdom in the world, so that Us ruler was
surrounded with splendor nud wealth Al
most beyond imagination. Its ambition
was to conquer Greece, and extend Its
swuy over the known world.
Lkssom III. "Esther pleading for hsr
people," Whou Hainan had Inlrly com
pleted Ids plan nnd was waiting to execute)
It, (lod turned the balnlice nud caused bis
plot to he ful 11 II ad upon himself. He was
disappointed, humbled, exposed nnd put to
dentil. His position, honor, wealth nud
powor were glveu to Mordecnl. The peo
ple rejoiced nt tho promotion of n good
man, hut mourned not forthef.ilien tyrant.
Esther's courage nml loyalty nro to be ad
mired nud Imitated.
Lr.s-ioN IV. "Er.ru' Journey to Jerus
alem." In this lesion wo have Ertra's nc
count of bis mission to Jerusalem. Ho was
n thorough student of tho Bible, -pocally
of tho law of Moses (olmptcr 7 li-10), and
God had filled his heart with n desire to
leach tho law to the people.
Lbsson V. "Psalms of deliverance." In
Tealm eighty-live we haven prayev that
the people might realize tlie full blessings
of restoration. A portion of this Psalm im
plies thnt tho people were In a state of
great distress nnd weakness, such us is do
scribed la F..ru und Neheminh. Psalm one
hundred uud twenty-six is u thanksgiving
for return from captivity.
Lxbson VI. "Nohemliih's prnyer." "Thlr
toon years of silence puss befween Ezra's
work and tho beginning of Kehnnilnh's
history. He was a noble exampio of Chris
tian patriotism. He was a mnu of profound
piety, connecting everything, great and
small, with the will of God. He found his
way to success through prevailing prayer."
I.kssos VII. "Beliulldlng tho walls of
Jerusalem." To-day wo see tho answer to
Nohemlah's prayer. At the end of four
months ho rcturuod to bis duties as cup-boiu-or.
Tho king observed thnt Iris coun
tenance was slid und Inquired of I: 1h trouble.
Then Nohemlali made kuown his request to
tho king, tho queen also being present.
Then letters ot authority wero given to
Neheminh, and ho went on his mission to
Jerusalem-to rebuild its walls.
Lkssom VliT. "Public rea -ing of the
Scriptures." The time ot (his 'e.sou was
the llrst day of the soveuth mi- til, Tlshrl,
ono week uftor tho walls ot Jurusiilnm wero
finished. Iu this month three great festi
vals were held: (J) Tho Eenl ,ot Trump
ets, ushering iu the new year uud the new
moon. (2) Tno great Dnyof Atonement.
thn 10th ot the mouth; nml (4) Tho Keast
of Tnbcrunclos, from tho 15th to the'Jlst
tlio Jewish Thanksgiving. Iu addition to
those, Nohomlnh held another solomu
meetingof confession und runowitg tho
covenant. At this time, under K;-.ra, be
gan n uew era ot Bible study.
Lessos IX. "Woes of intemperance."
Solomon, the author of the Proverbs, was
endued witb nn uiiusuul degree of wisdom.
Thut we might behold the value of true
wisdom God has preserved somo of the
wise sayings of His serrnnt for our study.
This lesson Is culled tlio drunliurd's look
lug glass, set bofore those whose faces uro
toward the drunkard's hublls, so thut they
mny see what they be it they go on.
Lesson X. "Keeping the Hubhulh." Af
ter Ezra's denth, und during Nehomlnh'sj
ubsence from Jerusalem, the opposing ene
mies who hnd been silenced by Neheminh
took ojurugo nnd opened the floodgates of
evil, so that a deluge of slu rushed In upou
the nation llko an overwhelming torrent,
carrying nwny the barriers ot law uud re
ligion, uud covenants and promises. The
high priest, Ellashlb, himself dosecrated
tlio temple. The tithes for the support ot
the priests uud ot the temple worship were
withheld. As a natural consequence
crimes nud sins Increased rapidly sorcery,
adultery, fulsosweiiring, 'oppression, cheat
ing thu widow uud tatlierlesB; hut, espe
cially was wus there a return to the custom
of mixed marriages.
Lesson XI. "Lessons in Giving." Main
nhi appears to have been raised up tore
prove the sins of the people; ho prophesied
the rejection of tbo Jews and tire calling of
the Gentiles. He prophesied ot the coming
of Christ. Malachi opens his prophecies
by reminding tho people of God's great
und distinguished love toward them und
their fathers; here he closes with a prom
ise of tbo mission of Elijah the prophet.
Lesson XII. "Emits of ltlght and Wrong
Boiug." In this lesson Malueh! tells ot the
reward of tho faithful uud the punishment
of the wicked.
Lesson XUI. "Christ's Coming Foro
told." When Judah seemed to be on thn
verge ot utter ruin God gave Isaluh a vision
of the days of the Messiah. Hlu in Its de.
struotive Influonco bud blighted the na
tion. Uncords bad been piled one upou an
other showing how depraved and unstable
tho Jows were. Even when Isnlali propbe
slod unto Judah he beheld them us tllOHO
who walked in dnrkuuss, dwelling in the
land ot thn shadow ot death. They wero
diminished iu numbers, losing in powor,
auu uiBueurioueu lor tuvir ruture.
Wllea of a Woman.
Thern is a town iu this .State, n
merry little place, that in so coagcale l
with gossip that they haro to keep nil
the preachers seated, on the eafalT
valve to keep the Illumed oM boilov
from blowing up. Tho hotel is the
place where everything comes to n
head, and you can always find o lot of
the citizens, male aud female, bitting
about the balls aud parlor. One morn
ing an oxcoodinnly homoly wouiau was
seated on n sofa, while the other peo
ple lounged aroand, leav.'ng ber to en
tertain herself, A kiud-buurtnd wom
an, seeing the louoly figure on tho
sofa, felt sorry for ber lone-hand
gnmo. Going to a clever politiaiau,
bba uaid: "Now, why can't you get
eome one to talk to poor Mrs. Chiffon;
sbo looks so lonesome thore."
"Hat," replied the man, ",(bo is so
Mnmcd homely you oau't got any fal
low to sacrifloa himself. I've talked
to ber myself, tibe's bright enough,
but. tlicy won't believe it. They say
I string them with that just to ropo
"Never mind," said she, "I'll at
tend (o ber. Just wait and see. Yon
rny niie isn't stupid? Alt right, I'll
scUie inaUera iu no time."
Off she went. Iu a few minutes the
man friend fuw ber advancing triuirji
jiliaully to the loue female fiiiUerman
oa the sofa ncomnpaniud by a olin 1
gentleman. After 'nil, it iiu'woruin
und not nccrily who ia the niantmn
ct inveutiou. Loubrillo I'Cy.) Timeii.
OD ROADS NOTES. S
Cost of Illghwnya.
Witb all tbe advance of thought in
tbe direction of better highways, there
nrn still many who believe that tbeir
cost must necessarily fall npon tho
agriculturist. Just as tho farmer waa
the pioneer settler iu most of tho
States, so be has been the pioneer road
builder. At bis town meetings bo has
dotoi mined where now roads shonld
bo laid out, whioh of them shonld be
"workod" nnd improved, and bow
much of a tax should be expended
upon each improvement. As it was
left to him to plan this important
work, so its,xpense lias tested almost
entirely npon bis shoulders. Now,
thnt the cry for macadamized high
ways is to be beard in this city and
country alike, farmers believe, as
rnlo, that they are to bo called upon
to build them.
This is wrong. Farmers have
enough in tho way of taxes to pay,
without undertaking the buildiug of
elaborate gravel and stone roads. It
is unfair that snclt a burden shonld be
added to tbeir already heavy load.
Whatever may be undertaken in tho
wny of constructing permanent high
ways, shonld be done at the expense
of those who are to reap its benefits.
True it is that the savings in the cost
of hauling crops would be enmidera
ble, and that this saving would result
almost entirely to tbo farmer. Jtitt
that is no reason for asking him to
pay the cost of buildiug such roads,
lie is not the only one to use them.
They servo to bring city people and
oity products iuto the country, ns
much as they serve to bring country
people and country products into the
city. Tbe merchant who has business
with the farmer is as much benefited
through a good road to travel over, as
is the fanner who comes to town on
business of any kind. Neither is the
use of roads limited to those living in
the vicinity, nnd travelers from a dis
tance share tbe benefits resulting from
their improvement. It would be the
height of injustice, therefore, to ask
the farmer alone to stand tbe cost of
Tbe proper division of the cost of
good roads has been accomplished
through State aid. This is the system
by which tbo stono roads of New Jer
sey have beou built. The farmers in
thut Statu are so enthusiastically
favorable to the extension of the State
aid system, that it deserves to be de
scribed. In tho first place, under
the working of the State aid system,
no improvement is undertaken except
npon tbe petition of those residing
upon the road to be improved. When
such a petition has been duly signed,
it is presented to tbe County Board,
who proceed to have the necessary
drawings and specifications made.
These are then presented to the State
Highway Commissioner for approval.
Upon their return by tho State Com
missioner to the county officers, they
proceed to advertise for proposals to
build tbe road. When the contracts
are let, a copy of each contract must
be lilod witb the Stnto Commissioner,
who tbereupou appoints a Supervisor
of Construction, upon tho recom
mendation of tho property holders
who have petitioned for tbe improve
ment. This Supervisor must give bis
whole time to the work, aud see that
the conditions pf the specifications
aud contract ore carried out.
Under this State aid system, tho
cost of improvements is divided be
tween the State, tho county and the
adjoining property, the State paying
one-third, the owners of the property
adjoining the improvement paying
oue-tenth, and the county paying the
This system of building improved
roads is highly popular, because no
work is undertaken except npon the
petition of those to be beuofitod.
Goo it Itonitt For Cuba. ,
Second only iu importance, in Cuba,
to tbe perfection of a form of civil
government by tbe United States
which shall serve as a guide and in
spiration for complete self-government
by the Cubaus, we estimate the crea
tion and maintcuuuce of feood roads.
Cuba has never had really good roads,
iu the American interpretation of the
term, while roads that were fairly
good have been limited iu number and
have recently been practically impassa
ble, save at great inconvenience, be
cause of neglect and a lack of nse in
cidental to the protracted rebellion
against Spain. Capital stands ready
to enter liberally upon the labor of
agriculture, bnt an essential of ade
quate returns is the creation of new
nud the improvement of old roads
leading to the chief markets in each
provinae. This work, we note with
satisfaction, ia now being undertaken
by order of the War Department, ope
rating through the various military
governors. Its ooiifiletion will niarlc
a prompt upward bound of the agri
cultural production of tbe islaud.
New York Mail and Express.
Women to Iinpi-oTn Highways.
The woman of East Hampton, Long
Island, who are organized under tho
name of the "liadies' Village Improve
ment Sojiety," have already raised
more than $1000 for improving the
roads. On the advice of the oivil
engineer oonsulted they will first
build narrow macadam roads through
the town, aud wideu them as occasion
demands. 3 diticians and town of
ficials are watching with interest the
outcome of this project devised by the
There sve some words in the lan
guage of Northern Maiue that have not
yet found their way iuto any diction
ary. For instauoe, a Maine exohungo
this week reports: "Hough doing is
the main topio of conversation iu this
seotiou." Now it might puzzle some
people who know only English to tell
what the peoplo up there are talking
about; but "doing" in the lexioon ol
the Moosehead region means the con
dition of tho roads. Lewistou Jour
nal. Yrrt Delivery and liomll,
A free delivery of the mail goes far
to destroying tho isolation of farm
life. It will do much also to improvo
the roads of the rural districts, aud
in this way will have a marked effect
iu leosouiug tbo hardships of lifo on
the furm and iu increasing aliko its
rdcftsiues and its piottts.'
If we consult the Encyclopedia for information
about soap, we find in it this statement:
"The manufacturer of toilet so:ip generally takes care to present
his wares In convenient form and, of agreeable appearance and
smell; the moreweiElity duty of having them free from uncombined
alkali I in many cases entirely overlooked."
The authority is good, the statement is undoubted
ly true, and careful people realize more and more that it
is best to buy only an old-established brand like the
"Ivory." A brand that they know is pure and harmless.
IVORY SOAP 99' m PER CENT. PURE.
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! UNIFORMITY, RELIABILITY AND
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Winchester Shells are for sale by nil dealers. Insist upon
f, having them when you buy
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"Star" tin tags (showing small stars printed on under fcido
of tag). "Horse Shoe," "J. T.," " CJood Luck," " Cross Bow,"
and "Drninmond" Natural Leaf Tin Tags are of equal value in
securing presents mentioned below, mid may be assorted.
Every mnu, womau and child can tind something oa tho list
that they would like to have, and can have
E7" 3E3 3E3 I
1 MaVli nn a
S Kn f, out Miitl. Rood utool Si
8 Hi'1-n.tr, 4H iu.'lie Ui
4 ChiM' Hot, Kulf. Fork mi 'I Hpmm 'Ji
ft hatnN1 Popper Mi,m4Htii,iial
rupli plntH nn whit nirttul Ml
9 FcMirh ltriur WimuI IMp- lii
7 Itnzor, liulluw ground, I'mu KhuIIhIi
8 Uuttur Kniftt, triple Ut, oM
9 Kitintr Hlietl trifle pin', Wttt quul.. tin
10 Hfnmp liox, Mterllun llvr 70
11 KiiIIp, "Ktn KuttHr," twn Ii1hi1h.. 6
li iiitt hfr K 11 tie, KtHtu K utter," B in
- Made 7fk
1.1 Slu-ant, 'Ktn KnttiT " Mm-ii 7ft
14 Nnl Hot, Cirkor aniU Ph'A. "liver
U 1Uh Unll, "A(M-Utt(in," bt qital.KKi
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1 Kit (tcimlm UogenT TeoApotn, wnt
1 llltH I tf.m.lH 11
It Wu i li, uii-kwl, fttttiu wind and Met.. JKHf
19 Carver, good atotd. buck horn
to Hti Ormitno ItoL'nrV Taldf rtpoimn,
tiHt plated 0ooi1k SIM
91 Kli M.-h, Kniviwaiid Fork, buck
horn handlist SAO
83 BU pft.'h. Gftnuliio ltounr' Knlvtn
and Forks, beat plated good 600
THE MOV OFFtR EXPIRES NOVEMBER 37m. 1900.
5norlo Mntlnn 1 Maln " Htar " Tin Taa rthat la, H'ar tin ta with no araitl
QJPLiqi iiuiiuo i H,m.H prit on midr aid "f tan, arw nat tfiml for irtnt,
s hut will m paid fnr In CAHH ou tUm Lau of twenty eentaper
liiiitdrvd. If rvrftvHii by u on nr lW p Ma i-h int. lMn.
IjritKAU IN itllM) iUhi a hm.N worth ut
STAR PLUG TOBACCO
will Inwt loniirr aud nilord mure plmnnre tbnn a dim n't worth of mnr
Send tags to COVTI r.VT VI, TOIt Ci:0 CO., 81. LojH, IW.
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Is tha I'lebean Maine of a Ioitofllca In
Washington Special to New York
Times: There is a warning to Speonlt,
or Hemsenburg. In the fate which has
befallen Wood's Hole, Ilarnslable
county, Mass. Wood's Hole bore u
humble and homely name, and smarted
tinder It. Some time ago Its namo was
changed to 'Woods Holl, which had a
sylvan and romantic flavor, and sug
gested moonlit glailes and flowery
dells. But the change from demo
cratic Wood's Hole to aristocratic
Woods Holl brought upon the com
munity the scorn of the cynical, the
objurgations of the people who could
not remember how to spell "Holl," and
other troubles too numerous to men
tion. The postofflce officials had their
troubles, too, In the shape ot misad
dressed and blotted envelopes. After
a troublous and tempestuous existence
Woods Holl gave up the struggle and
passed away, and the postofflce depart
ment has notified Its employes that
plain, democratic old Wood's Hole has
come into being, and that letters ad
dressed to "Woods Holl" are to go
there. The community has given up
Its striving for the romantic and
sublime and Is peaceful and content
OUrn Consumption. Ourca
e ii a ,T Ooughs,boldB,Grippe,
UU isroiiciniis, u o i
' new, Anthtua, V'h
cough, Croup. BitmlldiMH-tti quick, aurerenultt.
Grow up with Ic
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mum mvn nmt H
Shotgun Shells. 1
nnd you will get the best.
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JlKvnlvr. mitmiivlr, dmllo ut tl.ni,
;tatr :i'nlilor tWO
24 'I'm') Het, urn play t hi nut, but real
tool V M
37 ToilHt H( riecoratiHl porcelain,
vtry hamlftnuiH A 00
'J Heiiiintmi lttrt No. 4. 8J ir 'J al . fto
L!' Watch, articling ail vr. full jwtdd looo
30 lrenn Suit datrt. iatliar, liandmnua
fi:i-l dnriiMv 1UO0
31 Hfwtntf Machine, And rloaa, with
all attarumtmta l&OO
S3 Revolver, Cult'a, ati-callber, blumt
HI tic, (.ll'n, Ift-Hhnt, K!i'alllr 1MX)
04 Onttar ( Waxliburn), ruwuwood, iu-
83 Mandolin, very ha n duo ma ooo
M WlnchfiUr Uepeatlng Hhot Qua,
37 liemitiRtcm, doubl-brrl, ham
mer H not Gun, lour ligautfA tooo
38 Blcyclrt, ptantUrd make, ladtoa or
89 Shot Oun, lUmilujiltin, double our-
rl, ham i Hurl soon
40 Hasina Muxic Uoi, 16 luoh 1Uc..60j0
it it ir ir ir it ir ir it
TWO hundred bushels
of Potatoes remove
eighty pounds of "actual" Pot
ash from the soil. One thou
sand pounds of a fertilizer con
taining 8 "actual" Potash
will supply just the amount
needed. If there is a de
ficiency of Potash, there will be
a falling-off in the crop.
We have some valuable
books telling about composi
tion, use and value of fertilizers
for various crops. They are
GERMAN KALI WORKS,
93 NftMftU S(., Nw York.
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