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VOLUME V. LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 1492.
"THE IMMENSE COST."
Sermon by Rev. *'. DeWitt Talmage I
in the LondomOity Temple.
The Price Paid for Mana Salvation Coa
dderel--Its Payment B4'tmn at the
_ atlvity and Ended with
the Crnclfxoi
follo ing sermon preached
T T from the
ker in the City t
fore an immense
text was:
price.-I Cor., vi., 3S.
through hisval
ine the arches, 1
e frescoes t -plots. the fish 1
ponds, the con rtes the parks of
deer. and you say within yourself or
you say aloud: "W1lt did all this cost?" r
You see a costly diamnond flashing in an
ear.ring, or you her a costly dress
rustling across the Ajawing-room, or I
you see a highly-mettled span of horses 1
harnessed with silver and gold, and you
begin to make an estimate of the value. 1
The man who owns a large estate can
not instantly tell you what it is worth.
He says: "I will estimate so much
for the house, so much for the furniture,
so much for laying out the gro qds, so
much for the stock, so much or the
barn, so much for the equipage-adding
up in all making this aggregate.
Well, my friends, I hear so much I
about our mansion in Heaven, about its 4
furniture and the grand surroundings,
that I want to know how much it is all
worth and what has actually been paid
for it. I can not complete in a month
nor a year the magnificent calculation,
but before I get hrough to-day I hope
to give you the figures. "Ye are
bought with a price."
With some friends I went to your
tower to look at the crown jewels. We
walked around, caught a glimpse of
them, and, being in the procession,
were compeled to pass out. I wish
that I could take this audience into the
tower of God's mercy and strength,
that you might walk around just once,
at least, and see the crown jewels of
eternity, behold their brilliance and
estimate their value. "Ye are bought
with a price.'
sow, if you have a large amount of
money to pay, you do not pay it all at
once, but you pay it by installments
sO much the 1st of January, so much
the 1st of April, so much the Istof July,
so much the 1st of October, until the
entire amount is paid, and I have to
tell this audience that "you have been
bought with a price," and that that
price was paid in different installments.
The first installment paiQgor the
clearance of souls was the ignominious
birth of Christ in Bethlehem. Though
we may never be carefully looked after
afterward, our Aldvent into the world is
carefully guarded. We come into the
world amid kindly attentions. Privacy
and silence are afforded when God
launshes an immortal soul into the
world. Even the roughest of
men know enough to stand
back. But I have to tell you
thau the village on the side of the
hilllare was a very bedlam of uproar
when Jedhs was born. In a village
capable of accommogting only a few
hundred people, many thousand people
were crowded; and amid hostlers and
nmuleteers and camel-drivers yelling at
stupad beasts of burden the Messiah
appeared. No silence. No privacy. A
better adapted placeatath the eaglet in
the eyrie-hath the whelp in the lion's
lair. The exile of Heaven lieth down
upon straw. The first night out from
the palace of Heaven spent in an out
homael One hour after laying aidle the
robes of Heaven, dressed in a wrapper
of eei e linen. One would have sup
paose that Christ would have made a
-. ore gradual descent, cOming from
BHeaen first to a half-way world of
-- e magnitude, then to ; Ca__enar's
palace, then to a merchant's castle in
Galilee, then to a fisherman's hut, and
last of all to a stable. No! It was one
leap from the top to the bottom.
Irt us open the door of the caravan
eary In Bethlebhem and drive away the
camels. Press on through the group
of idlers and loungers. What, O Mary!
no light? "No light," she says, "save
that which comes through the door."
. lWht, Mary! no food? "None," she
rays, "ealy that which was brought in
Stbe sack on the Jp.rney." Let the
)thLleh o omsnab o has come in
:her with kinday attentions put back
.the eaverig from the babe- that we
it. ,Look! Look! Un
us kneel Let
Son of M1ary!
d a-konaceh
sheue in that
to be changed
e tone that
I Hosuna
J, s esinme
te4heie, and
re pes, and that
that qsae swrug
out, now aswngs
elet usln. Let Ult@
t wa lay hold the rvoi
q i out the news: "Behold, I
Syws glads tidings of geat joy,
Sshell be to all eople; for today'
f th th. eity of Davida Bviaour,
whid4 i hrisa t the Lmd"
• llir secos Installment paid for our
atselksarnce was the saene in Qa -
..tonis, a w eeiataass regison, full of
-am.S whets there are to -this day
that a plat now go there amaed
gun ea r gpbtol. It was
went to think aid t
betel
fast. BH ger must have agonized ui
every fiber of the body and gnawed si
on the stomach with teeth of death. al
The thought of a morsel of bread or di
meat must have thrilled the body es
with something like ferocity. Turn ei
out a pack of men hungry as Christ al
was a-hungered, and if they had al
strength, they would devour you as a tr
lion a kid. T' was in that pang of hun- fo
ger that Jesus was accosted, and Satan ax
said: "Now change these stones, which m
look like bread into actual bread." Had w
the temptation come to you and me, al
under these circumstances, we would m
have cried: "Bread it shall be!" and
been almost impatient of the time at
taken for mastication: but Christ tl
with one hand beat back the se
hunger, and with the other hand al
beat back the monarch of dark- ti
ness. 0. ye tempted ones! Christ di
was tempted. We are told that Napole- g
on ordered a coat of mail made; but he i
was not quite certain that it was im- n
penetrable, so he said to the manufac- tl
turer of the coat of mail: "Put it on ti
now yourself, and let us try it; and ti
with shot after shot from his own pis- ex
tol the emperor found out that it was d;
just what it pretended to be-a good is
coat of mail Then the man received a n
large reward.
I bless God that the same coat of mail b
that struck back the weapon of tempta- c
tion from the head of Christ we may J'
now all wear; for Jesus comes and says: g
"I have been tempted, and I know what U
it is to be tempted. Take this robe that 0
defended me, and wear it for your- 0
selves. I shall see you through all n
trials and I shall see you through all A
temptations." P
"But," says Satan still further to "
Jesus, "Come and I will show you some
thing worth looking at;" and after a 8
half day's journey they dame to Jerusa
lem, and to the top of the temple. -
Just as one might go up in n
the tower of Antwerp and look h
off upon Belgium, so Satan brought a
Christ to the top of the tem
ple. Some people at a great height h
feel dizzy. and a strange disposition to
jump; so Satan comes to Christ in that
very crisis. Standing there at the top C
of the temple they looked off. A mag
nificent reach of country. Grain
fields, vineyards, olive groves, forests
and streams, cattle in the valley, flocks
on the hills, and villages and cities and
realms. "Nonr," says Satan, "I'll
make a bargain. Just jump off. I
know it is a great way from the top of t
the temple to the valley, but if you are
Divine you can fly. Jump off. It won't I
hurt you. Angels will catch you. Your t
Father will hold you. Besides, I'll
make you a large present if you wilL
I'll give you Asia Minor, I'll give you 1
China, I'll give you Ethiopia, I'll give
you Italy, I'll give you Spain, i 11 give i
I you Germany, I'll give you Britain, I'll
give you all the world." What a temp
tation it must have been!
Go to-morrow morning and get in an
altercation with some wretch crawling
uI p from a gin cellar in the lowest part
of your city. "No," you say, "I would
not bemean myself by getting into such 1
a contest." Then think of what the
1 King of Heaven and earth endured
q when He came down and fought the
r great wretch of hell, and fought him in
e the wilderness and on top of the
r Temple. But I bless God that in the
e triumph over temptation Christ gives
us the assurance that w, also sh all
t triumph. Having Himself been tempt
ed, He is liable to succor all those who
are tempted. In a violent storm at sea the
mate told a boy-for the rigging had
a become entangled at the mast-to go up
a and right it. A gentleman standing on
the deck said: "Don't send that boy up;
he will be dashed to death." The mate
e said: "I know what I am about." The
r boy raised his hat in recognition of the
order and then rose hand over hand and
a went to work; and as he swung in the
i storm the passengers wrung their hands
i and expected to see him fall The work
done-- he- came- down in safety; -and--a
a Christian man said to him; "Why did
you go down into the forecastle before
e you wentup?" "Ah!" said the boy: "I
went down to pray. My mother always
taught me before I undertook anything
e'great to pray." "What is that you
P have in your vest?' said the man. Oh!
! that is a New Testament," he said: "I
Sthought I would carry it with me if I
really did go overboard-" How well
e the boy was protectedl I care not how
Sgreat the height or how vast the depth,
Cwith Christ within us and Christ be
a neath us and Christ above us and Christ
I all around us, nothing can befall us in
ethe way of harm. Christ Himself hav
ing been in the temest will deliver all
t those who put their trust in Him.
SBlessed be His glorioaus name forever.
SThe third installment paid for our re
I demption was the Saviour's sham trial
t I call it a sham trial-there has never
I been anything so indecent or unfair in
t any criminal eourt as was witnessed at
- the trial of Christ. Why, they hustled
a Him into the eourt-room at two o'clock
Sin the morning. They gave Him no time
Sf# cansel. They gave limno a
Steuat fa r subpaaalmgwitesesr The
Irasans who wer wanderng arounD
ithrough the milught, of rerme'
b saw the o et mad weut Into the em,
Soom. Buat JeUem' frinds we sober
, wro nIr i &blS sme, sad .tthut
!be, , two o', in the ll of
Scaue th~ wom t hema emp eCa
seq.e Chy chementere4 the mn-raom
with the r "ue.
r Ob,. kL t at B 1  No Sopeak a
Sweet for AIm. I a ift the Iatts antiI
cf an~ Looe ikto 8 femL se an s' beS
Sbeats in aympathy fqr thf4 the Th
Sfriend the world yer ba, Imapi*t pew
d utterlytralees. n a4eetoh d*~ -
u5room sepia t mmA e I
upon us in this world we have a Divine
sympathizer. The world can not lie
about you nor abuse you as much as s
did Christ, and Jesus stands to-day in
every court-room, in every house, in
every store, and says: "Courage! by l'
all my hours of maltreatment and u
abuse, I will protect those who are
trampled upon." And when Christ
forgets that two o'clock morning scene, g
and the stroke of the ruffian on the a'
mouth, and the howling of the un
washed crowd, then He will forget you 01
and me in the injustices of life that a
may be inflicted upon us.
Further I remark: The last great in- tl
stallment paid for our redemption was r
the demise of Christ. The world has tl
seen many dark days. Many summers u
ago there was a very dark day when zI
the sun was eclipsed. The fowl at noon- a
day went to their perch, and we felt a u
gloom as we looked at the astronomical 0
wonder. It was a dark day in London t
when the plague was at its height, and u
the dead with uncovered faces were v
taken in open carts and dumped in the e
trenches. It was a dark day when the h
earth opened and Lisbon sank: but the 1
darkest day since the creation of the a
world was when the carnage of Calvary 1
was enacted. t
It was about noon when the curtain t
began to be drawn. It was not the t
coming on of a night that soothes and p
.refreshes; it was the swinging of a i
great gloom all around the heavens. t
God hung it. As when thert is a dead a
one in the house you bow the shutters e
or turn the lattice, so God in the after- n
noon shut the windows of the world.
As it is appropriate to throw a black a
pall upon the coffin as it passes along, 1
so it was appropriate that everything h
should be somber that day as the t
great hearse of the earth rolled on. a
bearing the corpse of the King. v
A man's last hours are ordi- ,
narily kept sacred. However you may I
have hated or caricatured a man, I
when you hear he is dying, silence putsa
its hands on your lips, and you would
have a loathing for the man who could a
stand by a death-bed making faces and ,
scoffing. But Christ in His last hour =
can not beleft alone. What, pursuing I
Him yet after so long a pursuit? You c
have been drinking His tears. Do you 1
want to drink His blood? They come 1
up closely, so that notwithstanding the
darknsss they can glut their revenge i
with the contortionsof His countenance.
They examine His feet They want I
to feel for themselves wheter ,
those feet are really spiked. They I
put out their hands and touch
the spikes, and bring them back wet
with blood and wipe them on their gar
ments. Women stand there and weep !
but can do no good. It is no place for 1
the tender-hearted women. It wants a
heart that crime has turned into granite. I
The waves of man's hatred and of hell's'1
vengeance dash upagainst the mangled
feet, and the hands of sin and pain and
torture clatch for His holy heart Had 1
He not been thoroughly fastened to i
the cross they would have torn
Him down and trampled Him with
both feet How the cavalry horses
arched, their necks and champed
their bits, and reared and snuffed at
the blood! Had a Roman officer called
out for a light, his voice would not have
been heard in the tumrnlt; but louder
the clash of spears an .he wailing of
womanhood, and the neighing of
charges, and the bellowing of the era
ciflers there comes a voice crashing
through-loud, clear overwhelming,
terrific. It is the groaning of the dying
Son of God! Look! what a scene! Look,
world, at what you have done!
I lift the covering from the maltreat*
ed Christ to let you count the wounds
and estimate the cost. Oh, when the
nails went through Christ's right hand
and through Christ's left hand, that
I bought both your hands with all their
a power to work and lift and write; when
the nails went through Christ s right
foot Rnd Christ's left foot, that bought
Syour feet with all their power to walk
or run or climb. When the thorn went
into Christ's temple, that bought your
brain with all its power to think and
a plan. When the spear cleft Christ's
side, that bought your heart with all its
power to love and repent and pray.
When the Atlantic cable was lost in
S1865, do you remember that the Great
Eastern and the Medway and the Al
Sbany went out to find it? Thirty times
they sank the grapnel two and a half
miles deep in water. After awhile they
found the cable and brought it to the
t surface. No sooner had it been brought
to the surface than they lifted a shout
Sof exultation, but the cable slipped back
Sagain into the water and was lost
Then for two weeks more they swept
the sea with the grappling-hooks, and
st'last they found the cable and they
brought it up in silence. They fastened
it this timhe Thea with great excite
meat they took ne end of the cable to
the eleetrielan's room to see if there
I were really any life in it, and when
t they saw a spark and knew that a me
Smge eould be sent, then every hat was
Slifted and the rockets flew and the guamn
sounded, until all the vessels on the en
Speiaou knew the week was 4 I
Well, my friends a'bth after m8b
ath Ospel geres halve eem
: seshlalndwatewrur ams~k We ·bae
mswe s with the gaspeMaq-hok
and we bsman to as'j* v**
hmd agean Imtor the w se t edls
sqi
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SPURGEON'S MEMORY.
Oae lnstanee to Which the Great Preach- TI
or was at Fault.
The memory that served him so well
in dealing with American guests was w
unquestionably an element of power in lii
influencing his own people. They re
realized that they were not an undis- m
guishable mass of humanity preached w
at by the minister as a crowd, but tc
rather as a multitude of units for each dl
one of whom he felt a personal concern tl
and for each of whom he had direct w
sympathy. A church is too big when a
the i.embers have to be dealt with as a a1
vast herd of Texan steers, having each Ii
the denominational brand indeed, but h
unknown by face and name to the s1
zealous drover and his assistants who
are impelling them along the dusty tl
ways toward fat and fertile pasturage; s1
or, perhaps it were better to say, that
the pastor is not big enough himself, hi
unless he knows how to pro- l
vide for the spiritual interests of o
each soul, and can care for every one of
his numerous charge at first hand, or
by associates, as if that one were the b
sole object of his solicitude. Very like
ly someone may regard my attitude on
this subject as extreme, and may reply
that such attention to detail, to such k
trifling matters, ought not to be ex- tl
pected from a clergyman whose mind
naturally is supremely occupied with r
the latest phases of modern thought,
and with the marvellous riches of Hom- '
eric or Shakespearean genius. But let f
me illustrate:
A manufacturer bought the residence,
and the contents thereof, of a noble 0
lord whose misfortunes or misdoins n
had resulted in his bankruptcy. When t
the new owner took possession he
missed a secretary from the collection 1
which he had purchased, and immedi
ately wrote to the former proprietor.
In substance he received this reply: t
His lordship had taken the secretary,
I not supposing that the wealthy buyer
would mind such a trifle. The answer
sent, though laconic, was certainly ade- t
quate. The merchant said: "If I had I
r not cared for trifles, I never could have I
r bought your estate; and if you had
i cared for them, you never would have I
been obliged to sell it." The applica
tion of the anecdote is hardly necessary.
I The trouble is, in business and in our 1
religious concerns we are not sufficient
ly attentive to little things; we do not
think it worth our while to know one
l face from another; to distinguish be
I tween the different sheep of the flock,
and consequently many who are lame
t and who ought to be carried, perish by
+ the way, and others who are dying are
P left to loneliness and neglect. Can it
i be a secret why a clergyman does not
i succeed remarkably when he conducts
a funeral, supposing that he is burying
s the husband, when in fact the wife lies
, dead before him, and he is not suf
fi leiently interested in his vocation to
know the difference until the services
are ended? Strange as such an
v incident may seem to an ordi
nary reader, and possibly without
parallel in the veracious annals of
ministerial absent-mindedness, never
n theless it is unquestionably true; and
what is of even more importance, goes
r far to explain why so many of us
come short of the promise of our youth,
Of and fail to leave a lasting imprint on
the characters and careers of those
" with whom we associate.
g Into no such mistake as this could
r" Mr. Spurgeon have fallen, though of
course he was not infallible. The near
est that he ever came to a blunder of
this kind, I suppose, is recorded in a
very clever story related some months
isago in the North American Review. In
0 a throng of people an earnest man
d tried to grasp his hand, and at last
it succeeding, inquired in a very vehe
I ment manner whether the famous
n preacher did not recognize him. For
t once in his life the "famous preacher"
t: was at fault; he did not, however, hum
k and haw and say. "My dear fellow.
kt the fact is I have forgotten your name,
, but your face is quite familiar to me;"
d but he owned right out that he had no
I recollection of him whatever. Where
upon the excited individual replied,
Svery much to Mr. Spurgeon's amuse
ment "Well, that is singular, seeing
you rendered.me the greatest service
one man could render another-you
a buried my wife." We must, of course,
i do the bereaved husband the justice to
Ssuppose that he did not mean exactly
i what his words denoted; but neverthe
I less it was a good job at ithe expense of
it the usually exact and careful pastor,
k and one that I have no doubt'emust
. frequently have aepeated with consid
erable relish.-Rev. George C. Lorimer.
ELECTRICITY PROOF.
The Suble Fluid Has No Terrors for a
"Down at Hoaolula," said Harry
SDiamond, "I had lattery and worked
ethe innocent Kanskas with the old
Strick of the Avedollar ugod piece. That
Sis, I'd place the pieae In the betteMm aof
a Ir ~ e wamtr omae ed with tihe hat
tery.- d rd taell the native b'oys
that they could have the mosey if
they'dplakit et o fut the ar satdhold
the handle on the ther pole of the
battery at the r taae Of course,
the rOeSate their strack the
Swea the esrepatlt their
' msajm would basdobedts they
a hah sad i uite a
ugu m set haCg be esie a whead
*sh 1ede the daei t wa
in e aa gbrt mssimala lrw
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FACING A LION.
The Mam Who Never Took a Dneo -*
as. or kemt. up
In one of the side shows connected
with the circus was a cage with a single ag
lion in It. On the cage was a placard I
reading: "This beast has killed ten a
men. One thousand dollars to anyone wi
who dares enter his eage." A big sign w,
to the same effect was hung up out
doors, and those who didn't go in to pee an
the fat boy and the mermaid surely g8
wanted to gaze on the lion. There was su
a good crowd in, and the lecturer was tw
about to begin on the mermaid when a i
little old man, who wasbow-legged and
hump-backed, crowded to the front, and wl
said:
'"Look here, mister, I want a try for pt
that one thousand dollars. Gimme a s
show at that lion." v
"My friend, do you want to be torn th
into dog meat?" asked the lecturet in
reply. "You wouldn't live thirty see.
onds after entering the cage." th
"Is he a Numidian lion?"
"He is, and one of the most ssvaSge
beasts ever captured. d
"Killed ten men, eh?"
"He has."
"Wall, I'd like to tackle him. If he km
kills me that'll be 'leven. I want that at
thousand dollars mighty bad jess now,
and I'm willing to run considerable
risk. Gimme a fair show, will ye?"
"You keep right away from this cage.
No man in liquor should get within ten
feet of a Numidian lion."
"I haven't drunk a drop of licker in *
ten years !" indignantly exclaimed the qi
old man. "Darn you and your old Nu- 01
midian lion to boot! You an't willin' k
to give a man a show !" V
He backed of, and the lecturer de-o
livered the usual oration on the mer- 1
maid. He was about to begin on the m
fat boy when the Numidian lion uat T
tered a series of roars, and everybody's
attention was attracted to the 0
cage. The little old man had slipped >
around and opened the door and en- w
tered. Not only that, but he had the Nm
lion by the tail, and was drawing him it
backward around the cage. Men c
shouted and women shrieked, and the p
lecturer rushed forward and shrieked: al
"Man! man! but you must be mad!" t1
"Never felt better natured in my a
life!" replied the old man as he stopped a
to rest.
"Come out at once or you'll be torn c
to pieces!" ti
"I rayther guess not! There's only tf
one Numidlan critter in here, and he t,
don't seem to be on the tear very much. o
Ile-up, here, you old mossback, and a
take another proeeaade!"
He was drawing the beast around
the cage again when the lecturer en- d
tered it and said something in a low a
voice. t
"Make it ten and I'll do it!" replied "
the old man in loud tones. "You said
you'd give a thousand, but being its o
hard times fqr money I'll let yon off
easy. Make 'er ten and pay me before
I let go of his tall."
It was handed to him then and there, c
and he descended, wiped his hands on
the grass, and feelingly observed to the
circle of admirers:
"Durn my hide, but when a man
brings any sort of athinginto this town 8
and sends out a deft I'm right on deck! d
That's the fast critter from Numidia I
ever tackled, but I'll be lookin' for more
from this on. Everybody come out and
have some red lemonade with me!"
Chicago Times.
RATHER BROAD HINTS.
Reasons Whicteh lnflaenaed a Colored Gem
tlema to Believe Hlmself Isueltd.
"Dat Peterson niggh sin' nogem'len, I
sah!" an old colored man exelaimed.
"Why do you think that, uncle?" a
bystander asked.
"I t'ink it ca'se ob de way he misbe- I
haves hisse'f."
"Has he done anything to you?" I
"Yes, ash, he heb. He's done lung I
out 'sinervation what was oncalled fo',
-and whut no-gem'len wouldn't a done." -
"He insulted you, eh?"
"Yes, auh; it pears to me like he
hab.'
Perhaps you are too sensitive, uncle?"
"What am dat, sah?"
"Why, may be you are too quick to
Sjudge people, and it may be that you
e imagined the fellow meant to inslt
Syou when he intended nothing o tshe
kind."
"I reckon yon's wrong dar, sIk Pa
y slow 'bont takin' bhints, an' when a
4 gen'ml'n 'suIts me I wtts as laur as I
kin fo' I tales hit age But when a purs
Sson goes fetr'nough 9o'sboun' to'knowi
edge he means to 'salt yo', ash."
'Then you are sane that the Peteraso
negro meant to Isult you?"
"Yes, msh, rs 'meost sho' he dkid."
"You don't think it possible you ean
be mistaken in his intemtionsl'"
"No, mh. I rsekon drs no doubt
'bout his 'tention to 'salt m. Yo' e
I didn't take d. hntte whbasbe inst'gaIn
Sto throw 'an et, lhus 1ae setpaI'al
to'ads de las' dat I sae almsea what
ht be meant. le a o.r siauga' eat
"Be d14? Waha~t i.the htmes?'"
he d 4w). bae wi&
'his As', an' agerdahbb iebsi us eaten
' dehobee To**'S IsV, i a'
HOME HINTS AND HELPS.
-To freshen salt fish, lay it skin-side
up, aatlways in an earthen vessel en
-Cream Cookies: One egg, one cap of St
sugar, one cup of sour cream, and one- ha
half a nutmeg, one teaspoonfual of soda L'
and flour sufficient to roll. 8prinkle
with sugar and bake quickly.N-. Y. as
World.
-Spiced Beef: Minee fine the step
and a small piece of suit; season with
Salt, pepper. sage and thyme or a little
summer savory; add an egg and one or a
two spoonfuls of-cream; mix and work m'
into a roll with enough flour to keep it
together in a pan like roast beef. 1Sie tb
when cold.-Good Housekeeping. 7
-Flour should be kept in a cool, dry
place. If possible, have some kind of a
close receptacle for it, and do not pro
vide too large a quantity, as it some
k times spoils by keeping too long. It d'
should be watched to see that it is frea
from mites, as these are more destrue
tive than mice. *
-To Tie a Shoestring: Proceed ex
actly as if youn were going to tie an or
dinary bow-knot; but before drawingt
up pass the right-handloop through the E
knot, then give a steady and simultane- '
Sone pull on both loops, and your shoe- 1i
string will be tied fast. When you
wish to untie it pull the right-hand
string, and you will have no difficulty.
-Ladies' Home Journal
-Cockle shells have recently been N
utilised in the decaration of hall lamp hi
shades. Gr(ups of these small and ex
a quisitely-marked scallop shells are set
on clear glass shades, interspersed with s
knobs' of colored glass in different 8
colors. The light shining through the
shells displays their exquisite desey U
of coloring, and altogether the arrange
e ment is unique and efftectlve.-N. Y. a
Tribune.
s -For mutton broth take three pounds
e of the scrag end of a neck of very fresh
d mutton, cut it up in several pieces,
wash in cold water, and put them in a
saucepan with a quart of water, place
a t on the fire to boil, skim and add a
a couple of turnips cut into slices, a little W
e parsley and a little salt. Let it boil P
L: slowly for an hour and a half, skim of
the fat from the surface, strain through P
y a fine sieve into a pitcher and keep for P
d use.-Boston Budget.
-Buffalo Cream Cake: One egg, one a
1 cup of sugar, one tablespoonful of ba ti
ter, two-thirds of a cup.of milk, one,
I teaspoonful of baking powder, one and
e two-thirds cups of flour, a small pinch?
L. of salt; season with nutmeg or vhnills
d and bake in jelly-cake tins. Cream
Heat one pint of milk; add one table
d spoonful of cornstarch (or two of flour), ,
k- dissol4ed in milk; two eggs, one cup of
5' sugar, all beaten together; boil until it
thickens; split the cakes; when cold
~d ad the cream.-Detroit Free Press.
d -Chocolate Paudding: For one quart e
of sweet milk take a teacupful bread
crumbs, two-thirds cupful of grated
' chocolate, the yolks of four eggs and
one teacupful sugar. Heat milk sand
crumbs to moderate warmth sad stir
n into them the sugar, chocolate and
e yolks, well beaten together with a ta
blespoonful of corn starc p i
a moistened with a little mik F war. I
n Stir until scalding hot, tbpoor into a
dish add cover the top fIh the egg
whites beaten stiff and sweetened. Bake
brown. Serve cold.-Orange TJu
d Farmer.
SILKEN UNDERWEAR.
A Lasury That a Muk CLhma Thme
Many women of raened tastes wb
a, times past longed far the tatu
luxury of sillen Uni lieat C saow
a revel in it, fto in lLaQiP tO*i
found good stront. m941*-a .v
e ing silks, white sad m irS
tosisigly low prises, i
garments are so e asily .. ~d
freshened that the pric t
for freshening the old li1 a !
staached skirts, bedecked - e ,
frilasandmaser aVirsioiea ders Oer 1
e again by the adoption of thdL silk g
ments intheir place. The mists hail
r" these sirts with great satleftetio,. for
there are - w tles that do not look i
Ssad hasng better over st shirts, said
a the pmnt shasth style of gown reiiy
et damas them. Of course there li, ad
Slways will be, a sme e seetnaemm"ad
freshasem hbout ls len and mulin_
rs n wear, 51d n therplaee oesam |
Suses they hare no rivaL IS ghgtnisg
- dress, for esaunple, mawy wsen still
s- prefer them dainti la mSd, bow
Sever, ad"done fl s me aw sme#t
.1, with only tde Wg esmr twutwei
a stareb, whlehamlyr themIbm ,al
body and no stifness whatewi.SWr ,
Lw general uaes silk iqgu.atr-Nl. Y.
i Impawr s r-ewoib55 aintinp 5
to tubnitathroo Thjm uiteh ra
ttwo reasin, fras, beesms the coves
at ,s.nare esta lly beiang hioes, sad ise
PERSONAL AND LITERARY.
-..-aving sold his famour crdWj
eutter, the Valkyrle. to the Ardaaha
Stephen of Austria, Lord m!W
has decided tea t out his other yacht,
L'Esperene This vessel was bwbil
last summer brE ashing boat, but was
sailed in aeveal astches, Ianeludin the
queen's cup.
-A Mr. Stoke., once asked Tuano :
" hat do you think of Brownma "
The Laureate replied: "I would rt4iC"
not say." Tmanyson is a great ad
mirer of Gray and Brns, and ae
said that he would rather have .wr4ttem
the "Elegy in the Country Churehi
yard" than asy other poem.
-The recociliation between Anal.
Besant and her husband, Rev. Frank
Besant, if it is consummated as is ex
pected, will be a great triumph for the
daughter of the estraabed pair, who is
tdevoting all her energies tSitr teipbl pp
ing.m together of parents alin ..
have become public property. ,
-The oldest known journal oft h
weather was kept by Rev. Williar
Merle, rector of Driby, Lioinshilre.
England, from 1887 to 144". The jour
- nal had been deposited In the Bodlean.
library, and was mentioned by Dr. Pltt,
of the Royal society, ina LeS, whleh
mention led to its recent diseovey.
-speaking of a t, Kipling,
in the Bostoa sK says; "Mother
Nature is beautifuily iy f you lemav
her alone. s i mawys ,
broke down every and tacked the.
white bedclothes w.a kle re
1 maaned, up to the chins
t and the hemlocks that wos~l
--Minister Thoms, who mS ,
Uncle Sam at 8toekholh , ,
a great reputation asa Ia •
went out to one of the smaU #ll
the Baltic near the Swddi l
cently and in the c "'-if
two shot twenty-one
unpreeedeated achlei l . ..l
of the world.
ter, who died in New dro.ieentlv
st the. age of 0 years, was native of
r Philadelphia. He reheiv ns ap
h pointment to the ln IIg t , sa od
signed from it weam thet e wm
broke out for the perpem d.
the confedersey. ire
of a United 8tates mi- h
atime, sadi, sailing it t
Sy yard, he turned th
,ommsat, oS
a responsible, and thea 9 hi
tion to Washingtm..
-The constant measAW edsA er- .
lean dramatistst4 +t the Praek
stage makes .ao..w.fs J thlem ae
it theater opeet wuich Pya i
.BDourgogne, at whieh e
employed. Ha 1 at Y '-se Oled"
ad gave is the paO t"I -
Stiful as 'The tld.'" .yl who
Sge the its name, 1-lcnthe
I edged "sard"or ltrid by s eli e._ersh
chleftals whom~ he eat9- l tare
in one battle. It is one d attiade
l sae whishsas as yet not > bur
r. lesqued in farce seedy.
e
e ' ,-- ,l
a -".em.
*., ig,,r e,, as eIt ,, ft. ,Searai.
) I -104au,,e M . lu . .tphr
SYou -loof bl
tistreas oo As" told
-Gadire - tamep erSIe u the u ro '
eer sir 1ad13" lusibttr
h StR -Oh, t mean h e n sat a e
ad -B Wy, tiw ry .
- oe&na phedoaa wkT is . ~ ons
w- such a twifitar eaewer?" '* eaeI
k- - ara! Teoaldn't cnavince him that
bei *a;d V cation."-Vl~swende ptattr.
Ist -"Ilw yea 6 thkpls a-kuat my
psomised to tele (st yen for me"
Od the - I rwhan t esa Iea i for
khe saueat&nerer to patow Rsothat
itr igp9q ef the4U nh5 tw asS
4 s li- IIII fhei Ihe
s bUt(&i r even
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