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Churoh's Triumphant Progree.
Its Vietoer b Net Yet Frng woe, ut Its
Coequriag o ests neow N. Halt lI
Their Marsh Toward the
The following discourse on "The Glo
rious March" of the Chuh of Christ is
selected for L Rev. T. DeWitt
Talmage'as eAmericai congregation
.4IL.pe~ek. It is based on the text:
air as the moon, clear as the sam, sad terrt
bie s an army withb rs.--slomon's Sosg,
vt. 1
The fragran 1a the spikenard, the
flash of jewel  e fruitfulness of or
chards, the luxuriance of gardens, the
beauty of Heshbon fish pools, the dew
of the night, and the splendor of the
morning-all bontribnte to The richness
of Solomon's style when he comes to
speak of the glory of the church. In
contrast with his eulogium of the
church, look at the denunciatory
things that are said in our day in re
gard to it. If one stockholder become
a cheat, does that destroy the whole
company? If one soldier be a coward.
does that condemn the whole army?
And yet there are many in this day so
unphilosophic, so illogical, so dishonest
and so unfair as to denounce the en
the church of God because there are
here and there bad men belonging to it.
There are those who say that the
church of God is not up to the spirit of
the day in which we live; but I have to
tell you that, notwithstanding all the
swift wheels, and the flying shuttles,
and the lightning communiestions, the
world has never yet been able to keep
aupwith the church. As high as God is
above man, so high is the church of
God-higher than all human instita
tions. From her lamp the best discov
eries of the world have been lighted.
The best of our inventors have believed
in the Christian religion-the Fultons,
the Morses, the Whitneys, the Perrys
and the Livingstonea She has owned
the best of the telescopes and Leyden
jars, and while infidelity and atheism
have gone blindfolded among the most
startling discoveries that were about to
be developed, the earth and the air and
the sea have made quick and magnii
cent responses to Christian philoso
The world will not be up to the
church of Christ until the day when all
merchandise has become honest mer
chandise, and all governments have be
come free governments, and all nations
evangelized nations, and the last deaf
ear of spiritual death shall be broken
open by the million-voiced shout of na
tions born in a day. The church that
Nebnchadnezsar tried to burn in the
furnace, and Darius to tear to pieces
with the lions, and Lord Claverhouse
to cut with the sword, has gone on,
wading the floods and enduring the
fire, until the deepest barbarism, and
the fiercest eruelties, and the blackest
superstitions have been compeled to
look to the east, crying: "Who is she
that looketh forth as the morning, fair
as the moon, clear as the sun, and ter
AFble as an army with banners?"
Yet there are people who are ashamed
to belong to the church of Christ, and
if you psk them whether they are in
such associations they say: "Yes, I
sometimes attend the church;" instead
of realizing the fact that there is no
honor compared with the honor of be
i-aga member of the church of God. I
__ooh Iback with joy to the most honored
*inemen of my life whe~, in theold
enatry meeting house, the minister of
Chrint amounced .m name as a fol
lower of the Lord.
You w are floating about in the
world seeieg for better associations,
whyedo you not join yourself to some of
the churches? An old sea captain was
riding In the cae toward Philadelphia,
and a fjlng man sat down beside him.
ie said: "Young man, where are you
going?' "I am going to Philadelphia
1 lhve," eplied the young man. "Have
yestlettera of introduction? ' asked the
pld eaSptan. "Yes," said the yonga
s~hn, he pulled some of them out.
"e said the old sea captain,
. :hallIt you a hoburch ertificte?"
"Oh, ye" led 'the youg man; "I
_ _p't~ would want tolook at
tbbht." " ,"mid the sea eaptain, "I
s at to look at that As soon eas you get
Philadelphia present it to some Chri
tin church. I am an old wailor, and I
have been ap mand down in the worlld,
and it's my rule as soon as I get into
port to fasten my ship fore and aft to
the wharf, jyough it may cest a little
whaahge, lier than have my ship
St in the stream flosating hither and
]ther with the tide."
O, men and women, by the tides of
frivolity mad worldliness swept this
way and swept that way, seeking for
-usociationt and for satisfetions for
tbhe immortal soul, eomeintothe church
oif Jesus Christ. Inash fast to her. She
isa pillar and the grounad of truth. I
propose to speak of the threefold glory
ofthe hreh, as it ldeseribed in the
First, "PFair as the moon." God, who
has determined that era-thing shall
be-beautiful 4-n its season, has not left
night without charm. The mooa rules
thbe night. The steamare only set as
gems in her tila. Semetimes before
the sun has gone down the moo
mounts her throne, but it is after
alghtfall that she sways her usd1,
plte seeptebr over islnad sad costia
gat, river and mea. Under h shibnlg
the plaaest maple leaves am shivL
ering silver, the lakes from shmare to
shore look like shining mirors, and
the esma under her glwp with grist
tides esm up puating upo the ha..,
mingling, as it were, amasi dre.
Under the witeey aof the ne, the
awfun l steeps lose their r dm o sad
thchsass their te r. man
blesees Go4d os throwig * ssep 4
?tht snP tahe tberoe wbaraupsw
Shlishae , at to the ua* a dt .
bomnds this gune espt ude p e et ts
and woe. If the sn beMtlstaingfll
wa waud forth bemis
ee an all ·Id pr saren iv d emkrt
LIU~.t f . .1llwdw t
God, sending up her soft, sweet voee of
praise, while the stars listea sad the seal
No mother ever more lovingly watched
a sick cradle than this pale watcher of the
sky bends over the weary, beartsick,
slumbering earth, singing to its silvery
music, while it is rocked in the cradle
of the spheres. "Now says m' text,
"Who is she, fair as the moon?" Our
answer is the church. Like the moo-,
she is a borrowed lihght. Sih, gathers
up the glory of a Saviour's sufferings, a
Saviour's death,a Saviour's resurrection,
a Saviour's ascension, and pours that
light on palace and dungeon, on
squalid heathenism and elaborate
skepticism, on widow's tears and mar
tyr's robe of flame, on weeping peni
tence and loud-mouthed corn.
She is the only institution to-day that
gives any light to our world. Into her
portal the poor come and get sym
pathy of a once pillowless Christ, the
bereaved come and see the bottle in
which God saves all our tears, and the
captives come, and on the sharp corn
ers of her altars dash off their chains
and the thirsty come and put their cup
under the "Rock of Ages," which pours
forth from its smitten side living water,
sparkling water, crystalline water,
from under the throne of God and the
Lamb. Blessed the bell that calls her
worshippers to prayer. Blessed the
water in which her members are bap
tized. Blessed the wine that glows in
her sacramental cups. Blessed the
songs on which her devotions travel up
and the angels of God travel down.
As the moon goes through the midst
of the roaring storm-clouds unflushed
and unharmed, and comes out calm
and beautiful on the other side, so the
church of God has gone through all the
storms of this world's pefsecution and
come out uninjured, no worse for the
fact that Robespierre cursed it and Vol
taire caricatured it, and Tom Paine
sneered at it, and all the forces of dark
ness have bombarded it. Not like some
baneful comet sheooting across the sky,
scattering terror and dismay among
the nations, but above the low howling
night of the world's wretchedness the
Christian church has made her mild
way, "fair as the moon "
I take a step further in my subject
"Clear as the sun." After a season of
storm or fog, how you are thrilled
when the sun comes out at noonday!
The mists travel up hill above hill,
mountain above mountain, until they
are sky lost. The forests are full of
chirp and buzz and song; honey-makers
on the log, bird's beak pounding the
bark; the chatter of the squirrel on the
rail, the call of a hawk out of the clear
sky, make you thankful for the sun
shine which makes all the world so
busy and so glad. The same sun which
in the morning kindled conflagrations
among the castles of cloud, stoops
down to paint the lily white, and the
buttereup yellow, and the for-get-me
not blue.
What can resist the sun? Light for
voyager on the deep; light for shep
herds guarding the flocks afield; light
for the poor who have no lamps to
burn; light for the downcast and the
weary; light for aching eyes and burn
ing brain and consuming captive; light
for the smooth brow of childhood and
the dim vision of the octogenarian;
light for queen's coronet and sewing
girl's needle. "Let there be light."
"Now," says my text, "Who is she
that looketh forth clear as the sun?"'
Our answer is, the Church. You have
been going along a road before day.
break, and on one side you thought you
saw a lion, and on the other side you
thought you saw a goblin of the dark
ness, but when the sun can e out you
found these were harmless apparitions.
And it is the great mission of the
church of Jesus Christ to come
forth "clear as the sun," to illumine
all earthly darkness, to explain, as
far as possible, all mystery, and to
maske the world radiant in its bright
ness; and that which you thought was
an aroused lion is fosnd out to be a
slumbering lamb; and the sepulchered
gates of your dead turn out to be the
opening gates of Heaven; and that
which you supposed was a faming
sword to keep you out of Paradise is an
angel of light to beckon you in.
The lamps on her altars will cast
tbheir glow on your darkest pathway,
_nd cheer you until, far beyond the
need of lantern or light-house, you are
safelyanchored within the veil. O, sun
of the church! shineon until there isno
sorrow to soothe, no tears to wipe
away, no shaekles to break, no more
souls to be redeemed. Ten thousand
hads of sin have attempted to extin
guish the lamps on her altars, but they
are quenehless; and to silence her pul
pits, but the thunder would leap and
the lighning would flame.
The charch of God will come to faull
meridan, and in that day all the
mountains of the world will be sacred
mountains touched with the glory of
C·alvary, and all streams will flow by
the mount of God like cool Siloam, and
all lakes be radiant with Gospel mem
ories like Gennesaret, and all island of
the sea be crowned with apocalyptie
visions like Patmoas, and all cities be
nred as Jerasalem, and all gardens
lauxuariant as Paradise, with God walk
ing in the cool of the day. Then
the chorsls of *race will drown oat all
theantheas of earth. Then the throne
ofChrist wfi overtop all earthly an
thority. Then the erown of Jenus will
oatiase all other ooroaneta Sin de
stroyed. Death ded. Hellltfeated.
The kchurch triumphant. All the dark
ases of si, all the darknesss of trou
ble, all the drktnes of arthl' mis
.ry hsig thesamsaiv to their dens.
'C ar as the sat Caer as the son!"
Farther, "Terrible s an ary with
bmese." I tak semore. step in this
sabjeet and my that tifou were placed
--a thdeas of a feebble town, and a
grestarm wee. s ssemtga over the
hills with atyeg cesa., thepoms
'soald e able to get sme wi oi the
tari that rill sirbs the hearts o the
ems..g ntQle when theLebre at last
meaisas Rib "an assay with Ian
an M *tsdh sl-" r ss lmoes dead,
am, a, gt ediipaSe t4h matimal en
don't want you to think of the church
of Jesus Christ as a defeated institu.
tion, as the victim of infidel sarcasm,
something to be kicked and cuffed and
trampled on through all ages of
the world. It is "an army with
banners." It has an inscription
and colors such as never stirred
the hearts of any soldiery. We have
our banner of recruit, and on it is in
scribed: "Who is on the Lord's side?"
Our banner of defiance, and on it is in
scribed: "The gate of hell shall not
prevail against us." Our banner oi
triumph, and on it is inscribed: "Viac
tory through our Lord Jesus Christ!"
and we mean to plant that banner on
every hill-top and wave it at the gate
of Heaven.
With Christ to lead us we need not
fear. I will not underrate the enemy.
They are a tremendous host. They
come on with acutest strategy. Their
weapons by all the inhabitants of dark.
ness have been forged in furnaces of
everlasting fire. We contend not with
flesh and blood, but with prin
cipalities and powers and spiritual
wickedness in high' places: but if
God be for us, who can be against
us? Come on, ye troops of the Lord!
Fall into line! Close up the ranks! On
through burning sands and over frozen
mountain tops, until the whole earth
surrenders to God. He made it; He re
deemed it; He shall haveit. They shall
not be trampled with hoofs; they shall
not be cut with sabers; they shall not
be crushed with wheels; they shall not
be cloven with battle-axes, but the
marching and the onset and the vic
tory will be none the less decisive for
With Christ to lead us, and Heaven to
look down upon us, and angels to
guard us, and martyr spirits to bend
from their thrones, and the voice of
God to bid us forward into the combat,
our enemies shall fly like chaff in the
whirlwind, and all the toWers of
Heaven ring because the day is ours.
I divide this army with banners into
two wings-the American wing and
the European wing. The American
wing will march on across the wilds of
the west, over the tablelands, and come
to the ocean, no more stopped by the
Pacific than the Israelites were stopped
by the Red sea, marching on until the
remaining walls of China will fall be
fore this army with banners, and cold
Siberia will be turned to the warm
heart of Christ, and over lofty Himalay
an peaks shall go this army with ban
ners until it halts at Palestine.
The European wing will march out
to meet it, and Spanish superstition
shallbe overcome, and French infidelity
shall be conquered; and over the Alps,
with more than Hannibal's courage,
shall march that army with banners,
and up through the snows of Russia,
vaster in maltitude than the hosts that
followed Napolean into the conflict. And
Hungary and Poland, by the blood of
their patriots and by the blood of
Christ, shall at last be free. And cross
ing into Asia, the law shall again be
proclaimed on Sinai, and Christ in the
person of His ministers, will again
preach on Olivet, and pray in Geth
semane, and exhibit His love on Cal
vary. And then the army will halt in
front of the other wing, the twain hav
ing conqquered all the earth for God.
History tells us that one day the
armies of Xerxes shouted all at once,
and the vociferation was so mighty
that the birds flying through the air
dropped as though they were dead.
Oh, what a shout of triumph when all
the armiesof earth and all the armies of
Heaven shall celebrate the victory of
our King-all at once and all together:
"Hallelujah! forthe Lord God omnipo
tent reigneth. Hallelujah! for the king
doms of this world have become the
kingdoms of our Lord Desas Christ"
When the Prussian army came back
from their war they were received in
1866 at the gates of Berlin, and a choir
stood above the gates, and as the first
regiment advanced and came to the
gates the choir, in music, asked them
what right they had to enter there.
And then the first regiment, in song,
replied, telling over the stories of their
conflicts and their victories. Then they
marched in, and all the city was fall of
gladness and triumph. But. oh. the
greater joy when the army with ban
ners shall come up to the gates of our
It will be choir to choir, music to
music, hosanna to hoseanna, hallelujah
to hallelujah. Lift up your heads, ye
everlasting gates, and let them come
in. Then will be spread the banquets
of eternal victory, and the unfallen
ones of Heaven will sit at it,
and all the ransomed of earth will
come in and celebrate the jubilee with
unfading garlands on their brow telling
of earthly conquests. All the walls of
that celestial mansion will be aglitter
with shields won in victorious battle,
and adorned with the banners of God
that were carried in front of the host.
Harp shall tell to harp the heroism in
which the conquerors won their palm,
and the church that day will sit
queen at the banquet Her wan
derings over, her victories gained,
Christ shall rise up to in
troduce her to all the nations of
Heaven, and as she pulls aside her veil
and looks up into the face of her Lord
the King, Christ shall exclaim: "This
is she that looketh oarh as the morn
ing, fatrasthe mooan, clearasthe sun
and terrible as an army with banners."
Take tke Itraight I.a.
"The Bible is so strict and old
fashioned," ild a young man to a gry-y
haired merchant who was advising hint
to stedy the word of God if he would
learn how tolivQa "There are plenty
ct books written nowadays that ae
meral enongh in their tesrehrn, and o
not blad one down as the ible does."
The merchantturaed to his desk ad
took eat two rulers, e of whtch was
slightlyb bet. With each of teshe
rlsed a line ad slently hsanded
both to the youn ama. "Well, what
do ye mean?" ased the latter. "One
the is not frband tree, itn? wam
the raswea. When ye mark outyar
path In ile, do aot take a ereOked
de,.*"g-L las lepablis.
-;kho mn who werashps ha .u.i
me'ma ove rse ThebIgkero esi
elrbe ti adm u bmia Sm ta
A Hosewa~ e's Wse sagestles Fer the
larm Table.
Fancy cookery can in a measure quick
en the appetite; but why may not all
possess a fairly good article which will
sit down with us to our meals? There
should be only two exceptions, a posi
tive invalid and a dyspeptic. For the
first it is not "tfancy cookery" that is
needed, but "cookery for the sick
room;" for the second the less he eats
the better, and fancy cooking would
only aggravate the evil. At our house
nothing is eaten between meals, even
by the younger portion of the family,
ercept fruit, and that in small quanti
i ies, such as an apple, etc. We keep can
dies on hand, but they are doled out
(using the word "doled" advisedly) di
tectly after meals and do not cloy the
appetite. Sunday afternoon is the time
when these wise rules are east aside
and then the most tempting of fancy
cookery could hardly give us a zest for
The only time I delve into the mys
teries of the fancy in cooking is when I
give my household a treat, and then it
generally takes the place of more sub
stantial stuff. Thus "good digestion
waits on appetite." For instance, in
stead of having meat, potatoes, one
other kind of vegetables and pickles
for dinner, I sometimes have maccaroni
and cheese. Just this, and a dish of
canned fruit, with bread, butter and
water, complete the meal; but, remem
ber, the main dish is deliciously cooked
(so my husband says); the water does
not stand on the table from the laying
of it, but is brought in, ice cold, the
last thing, and the bread, butter and
fruit are the best of their kind.
We are very fond of good soup, but,
having a moderate-sized family, and
the weakness of keeping two dogs, we
cannot make stock. So, because we
cannot afford both time and money for
soup, then the meat course, then des
sert, we make a dinner off soup, then
dessert. A can of salmon, heated by
being plunged into a stew-pan of boil
ing water, while in the tin (a hole being
previously punched in the top to allow
the steam to escape), and kept there
half an hour, then turned out on a plat
ter, nicely garnished with hard-boiled
eggs and served with egg sauce, makes
a welcome change from meat. Another
use for a can of salmon is as eroquettes
These make a can go twice as far and
are twice as nice as the plain salmon,
of which we are very tired.
The English are noted for requiring
a particular kind of vegetable on the
table with each kind of meat, and they
are quite right. Turnips seem to have
been made for roast goose, duck and
mutton, the flavor blends so well. With
s roast of beef they do not go badly,
but to dish them up with fish or chick
ens, as I have seen at some houses!
Lamb, although such a near relation of
mutton, quite turns its back on turnips,
and seems to taste like lamb only when
served with green peas, beans, or a cool
lettuce sals L Boiled parsnips and
drawn butter', or corn, seem Monsieur
Turkey's right-hand men, and so on
through the long list of vegetables and
The Chief Cook is right in crying out
for variety, but it seems to me that the
changing seasons brings enough vari
ety; there are so many way of cooking
each vegetable, fruit and meat. If this
is called fancy cookery, then I say it
does not add to the burdens of the busy
housewife; outside of this, speaking
from my dwn experience, the busy
housewife cannot afford the time, un
less she adopts my plan and shunts off
for a meal to a fancy dish and then back
again to the standard meat and vege
A most important point is to put our
whole culinary talent into everyday
dishes; the kettle should stand empty
till time to make the tea, and the tea
must be made just as soon as the water
comes to its first hard boil. I prefer
soft water for coffee only, and like tea
made from hard. We want our coffee
so extra ragantly made that, out of con
sideratimn for the family purse, I have
it only for Sunday morning's breakfast.
When boiling potatoes I put as much
thought into them as if they were a
pa tede foie gras, and feel quite asad
failure as a cook, if they do not come to
the taMle each aball of flour. As for
Increasing the expenses, fancy cookery
does not do so of necessity. Evento
make our plain, everyday dishes tasty,
butter must be put on with a generous
hand. Nothing improves vegetables
like trbtter; it is the making of stewed
toat*es.--ERural New Yorker.
It Is Just us Eull of Fu us Life Anywhere
"The incident of my life which im
pressed my mind most deeply was a
calarity that befell my immediate
family during my early boyhood," said
a government oicial recently. "My
father was a farmer. We kept chic
ens, sbout two hundred in nnmber, the
eggs and tender progeny of which were
sent t,> market and furnished a not in
consi4drable fraction of the family In
"O're summer, it the season when
the fruit was ripe, my mother made a
great quantity of 'cherry-bounce,' for
the brewing of which she was famous.
After completing the process, she di
reetot me to throw the refuse of for
mentsd cherries way and I did ao I
threw the stauff near the hicken-houses,
thinldng that the fowls might relish it
Later on we heard a ~greatlof x
cited squawking from that direction,
but paid no partlelar attention to it
After sapper I went out, as was my
essl duty, to see that the poultry had
gone toroest all right for the anight
You man imagine my astomishmeat sad
iiswn whmen I boad al of the cldek
ens-hens, roesteryallest sad coekaesa
--esttered in and around the eBldeksa
mougse, everyone of teme dead
'"I need not dwedl upon the emasts
eaton oaneulcuedla the fiminig by this
appalling msfsorane. Two hndred
tmowls, which a aboraft time beses had
been apparently as hedltby as say
poltry that evar matched for wors
in a baru-yard, we stiffualng lai
isth. It was an time t t dlge in
anpreete fias pot howaren Aa yg
anshe r assume- wain 4trig her
eyes with her apron, the only thing to
do was to plack them and send them to
market in the morning.
"WIth all hands busily engaged, we
finished the job by one a. m., stacking
up the pluacked chickens on tables and
in corners It was a melancholy task,
but we tried to console ourselves with
the relection that the money
they brought for flesh sad feathers
would purchase a fair nucleus for a
new fock. So tired were we that none
of us woke up until after six, which is
pretty late for farmers I was the first
to go down stairs. To my massement
and horror the results of our labors of
the previous evening had vanished. Of
the two hundred neatly picked fowls
which we had made ready for market,
not one remained. The kitchen door,
left accidentally unfastened the night
before, now swung wide, opening
through the woodshed to the garden,
and showed how the robbers had en
"Just as I was on the point of giving
the alarm I heard a familiar 'cock
a-doodle-doo!' and a most remarkble
looking creature, which I hesitated mo
mentarily to identify as a bird, hopped
upon the threshold and crowed thrioe.
I ran to the door of the wood-shed an,
there, in the garden, were all of ova
chickens-two hundred of them,
plucked, but none the less alive-busily
scratching up the vegetables. A family
council, quickly summoned, found no
difficulty in analyzing the situation.
Evidently the fowls had fed upon the
fermented cherries, which I had thrown
where they could get them, and when
we supposed them dead, they were in
reality dead drunk. While we were
asleep, they had recovered their senses
and walked out of doors. Happily, none
of them seemed to be injured at all by
the process of plucking they had un
dergone. The hens kept on laying just
as well and the roosters were as proud
as ever. In fact, my mother afterwards
said that the feathers brought her a con
siderable profit, and she seemed to think
that perhaps chickens would yield bet
ter returns as a matterof ordinary busi
ness if they were deprived of their
plumes, like sheep of their wool, at
judicious intervals."-Washington Star
Naturallst Brehm's lteretlg xperi
meats Wita a ouple of Rttlers.
Some twenty years ago the naturalist
Brehm proonred a couple of able-bodied
rattlesnakes and turned them loose in
a well-lighted garret, where he could
observe all their movements without
betraying his presence. At first his pr
oners stuck to their lairin the reaess of
an open box, but on the morning of the
third day they began to show symptoms
of appetite and the professor treated
them to a breakfast of live blackbirds.
About five minutes after the appear
ance of the newcomers one of the
snakes left her headquarters and
crawled across to the corner next to the
front window, while her mate took
post behind a waterpot near the center
of the room. The birds were too busy
to notice them at alL There were three
windows in the garret, and in spite of
constant collisions the tempation tb
regard the attempt at esape in a lighf
ward direction seemed too much ti
mind such inferior incidents as thi
maneuvers of a crawling object on the
foor. The front wiftdow with its large
panes seemed to prove specially at
tractive, and the ambushed snake ha4
just contracted her coils for the third
time when the descent of a fluttering
bird gave her a chance to bring matters
to a crisis.
"No need of charming in this case,"
thought the professor when the stricken
blackbird recoiled with a frightened
squawk. But there was still need of
patience. For nearly a minute the
doomed bird fluttered about in an aim
less way before the chemicals began to
operate in earnest, and he fell over on
his side with half-opened wings.
He was too far gone even to keep on
his legs, and only then the snake
crawled up to take possession of her
prey, though she had all along watched
her victim with glitterhig eyes.
The anatomical examination of a rat
flesmake or copperhead would explain
that sequence of events. The fangs of
a poisonous serpent are attached only
by a flexible ligament, and are not
strong enough to hold a strauggling api
mal, though they are extremely well
adapted for administerang a snap bite.
Now, the effect of the virus, even on
very small creatures, is not absolutely
instantaneous The bite of our west
ern rattlesnake will kill a squirrel in
five minutes, a paisano or roadranner
in three or four minutes, but even a
mouse or a young quail has time to ran
a few steps toward its hiding place and
apparently out of reach of the coiling
snake. There is nso direct pursmt
The aske asn afford to wat, well
knowing that thedlitriumof the poison
fever will drive the dying mouse out of
his hole and the bird out of its retreat
in the tangled briars. In the mean
time, however, a semi-saiekntif witnes
of the tragedy may come along sad
ascribe the possibility of the dMaale to
the strange glittering of the serpent's
eyes, which all along bave followed the
movements of her qTarry.
Prof. Breh repeated this experiment
with sparrows, ophers, oa a rats,
wesles, quals, woodpekersnu d mead
ow larks, ad always with aaaio
agous result ecept Ina thes aseof a
wodpeeker that made its way tothe
top of tha window saddled outof rese
of the serpent. In evey other mes the
victim at arst made its a mps, mat was
captared in artie metortd, aftr be
traying its waalngrstrenth bnsllsrts
of curious sympts Evn the wns)
gave up ita attsmp t ast rtshL sates
a short struggle, d in its lst me
mests staggered out ao its Idlaig plnae
ad fnaaly dirstly towards tse
- a sely.-han pr-ai
-A.-"so jon have been eletses a
member of the Mediterraneamn IJds-g'
lug Ce" .-"Qube ea" A-"Bat
y a mau't eve swithal" UR-"Makes a
dismene. I aSlythegreeidea"-
M..age Lewdu -*Ybtg. .wm W
3m, w.~Le bs-be ad u ih me weate
waD~tghtesll lrw*
-To keep black antse rom say dish
r pail, draw acircle of chalk arouand
It This remedy has been prved.
eaid, four pounds of sugar, two quarts
of boiling water; when cold add ce
fourth oance of any esenee, and bot
tie. This will fill four bottles--God
-Boston Cresam.-Makes a sp of
two pounds of white sugar with two
quarts of water; boil, sad when sold,
add two ounces of tartaric acid, three
fourths of an oance of essence of lemom
and the frothed whites of two eggs.
Bottle tightly. Take of the cream thus
made a wineglasafal to a tumbler of
water, with sufficient carbonate of soda
to make it efervesce-Detrolt Pree
-Nesselrode Padding.-Best up yolk
of four eggs, one-half pound sugar, and
one ounce powdered sweet almonds,
and add to it a quart of milk and eream
mixed; boil until thick. Remove from
the fire, and when cold, freese. When
frozen, remove dasher and stir in one
ounee cherries, one e currants and
one pound preserved peaches Mix well
and let stand for two hours-Ladies'
Home JournaL
-Vermicelli Soup, -For eight persons
take a quarter of a pound of vermiealli,
which blanch in boiling water to take
off the taste of dust Strain it, and
throw it into some broth that is boil
ing, otherwise the vermicelli will stick
together and cannot be separated un
less crumbled into pieces The vermi
celli must be boiled in broth before you
mix it with any of the paree, and take
care to break the vermicelli before you
blanch it in the water, otherwise it will
be in long pieces and unpleasant to
serve up-Boston Budget.
-Sandwiches.-Cut bread in thin,
even slices with a sharp knife, batter
lightly and spread with chopped ham,
tongue, real, chicken or lamb, that has
been mixed with a dressing. Cut in
small, fancy shapes, and wrap in a wet
towel to prevent their drying. Many
enjoy sweet sandwiches, which are
made by spreading with raspberry,
strawberry, eurrant or grape jelly or
jam. Nut sandwiches are particularly
nice and are extremely simple Chop
very fine any nice fresh nuts -ad add
enough melted butter or sweet ream
to make them spread easily over the
battered bread.-N. Y. Observer.
-Beefsteak Fingers - Take two
pounds of tender steak, cover it with
equal parts of vinegar and water; sea
son with pepper and salt ebopped
onion and a pinch of ground loves;
cover it ver) closely, and let it cook
gently for an bhouar; then remove the
meat from the liquor and let it become
cold, when cut it into strips about
three inches long; dip this into beaten
egg, then roll in eacker eraumbs that
are seasoned with parsley sand elry;
cover the mest well with the crumbs
and fry in hot fat until nicely browned;
place in a hot dish garnshed with
psrsley, serve with mashed potatoes
and gravy made from liquor in whiskh
the meat was cooked.-Boston Herald.
Wiatles That ave Used 2Tha PImue
Wespea WtSh Deadlytr ~s
The sling was one of the earliest in
ventions in the way of a weapon, and it
was an improvement on the stone
thrown by hand, which was the rudest
and most primitive method of fighting.
The sling isa weapon made of cend
orof hide, at the end of whi a stone
more or less heavy is placed to bs
thrown to a distance. It is nneces
sary to describe ana lstrument which
in the hands of every school boy, burat it
may be stated that its principle is the
bringing into play the law at reetrifa
gal force. The stone swung round in the
sling, tends to fly of at a tangent, and
tightens the sling with an intensity
which is proporti te to the entrifugal
force, but s held back by the hand,
which,while whirling the sling around,
restrains the flight of the charge it eon
tains The stone escapes at a tangent
the instant the hand ceases to set
The inhabitants of Palestine made mse
in very snient times .f this dangerous
weapon, the most skillal in its mse be
ing the tribe of Benjamin, whose boast
it was never to miss their aim. What
makes their skill mr surprislag was
that they managed the sltng with the
left hand. The men who eas to
David's help at Ziklag were no less
adroit They ued at will either the
right handor the left Th sling was
alse the favorite weapeo of shepherd.
who with it drove away wild beasts
prbylag on their ocks This makes
DIavid's vietary over the giant lees sm
pristi, as he had, no doubt great pcine
tice in the use of this instrument while
guarding his father's sheep.
It has been satd that the Asitic n-a
tions excelled others in the use o the
sling, sad th e"slgers" o sa naaiest
army ased their little weapomns with
terrible efest "These netlyss . have
such skill," says oneold historlams, "tha
it very rarely happens that they miss
their aim. What mskes them sgsa
inthe use of the sling is the training
given them tram their earlimest years by
tbheir mcl s, who set up a plses of
resad heui at the eud of a redoa
target and let their chidrn remain
without food unti tbe# home hlit t.
when the child who is the etor be
oves the breead a the rewa oft his
skddi and ptisns."
eonsldered the most kilce ifagers eo
Grece Tbi wmepoem wer useds at
only to thew stmtas, but beles ef lead,
and n esmes loamties, empmasi-ty i the
pslaf at Marathon, menpd thaseseuel
pojessshave bseadosns Thotefens
are interesting frm theIuMs
and dices ,ut spes thes h m_
slat of the ames od pses a# sppee
p-s opitheta the isgend in many
-eesassrhk when Mase trh ltess
'-jbuDbri and paa jm--ag
-A Frenchman reently brought $W
perrot from Brasil to dispose of in
Paris An epidemic broke out among
the birde% a h which on but two died.
The contagion then spread to the per
so who kept them am&w il dhave
seesembed toan lasecopmesunis.
-Arthur Mo he, l mtw treOel
erown diamonds and an expM o the
subject of gene, states that a trana
psieat pearl of twelve and a half carat
is owned by as eastern potentate and
held at SesW,000. This mustbe the pearl
of great price that is sometimee al
luded to.
-The emperor of Germany, imme
diately after reviewing some troops In
the Tenpelbhoer Feld a fortnight ago.
discovered thathis brown leathe purse,
with a hundred-mark note, some keys,
and a gold ring, was missing from his
pockets. The most elaborate search of
the premises failed to fad them. I
-A Harrisburg, Ps., boy sent up in
a balloon, on the Fourth of July last
year, a bottle with his name and ad
dress in it, requesting the finder to re
turn it to him. Recently the bottle
was picked up by a gentleman on the
shore of Lake Superior, near Duluth,
Minn., who immediately forwarded it
to the lad
-Five pounds of candied violets were
the stake for which a young New York
man made and lost a bet with a young
lady of his acquaintance. The girl
knew and the young man discovered
too late that candled violets, at a first
class Broadway store, easet four dollars
a pound, and hereafter seme other steke
will be chosen when he maikes a bet.
-Ex-Senator George W. Jones, of
Iowa, to whom a pension is likely to
be granted by the g. ernment for ser
vices in the war of 1813 and in the Black
Hawk war, is an Interesting survivor of
the old-time politician. He is now
eighty-eight years old, but remarkably
well preserved, and noted still for the
courtesy of manner that has always die
tinguished him.
-Prince Massimo, of Rome, whose
palace was picked oU as a good one to
blow up with an anarchist bomb. does
not claim to be a decendant of Fabius
Maximus. The family sentiment on this
subject wasexpressed by PrineMassimo
who was asked by the first Napoleon
whether that was the family origin and
who anewereas "I do not know. All
I know about it is that that tradition
has been handed down in the family
or twenty eenturies."
-"1 bought a typewriter," says a lit
erary woman, "to lSd that I could not
leara to compose apon it Then I got
an operator and tried dictatting toher.
but that was a handicapping to the
workings of my m use as to work the
ahine smyMu Then had Ua idea.
I sold ts typewriter and learned
stena t. Now I eo ose in short
hbas witrese and mrapidity, and send
my notes to a typewriting omles and
bhave them copied out. This may be a
saggestien to other women stupid in
spots like myself."
-A ertain marred air,eah blemed
with a strengtha w s that swnweald
ell obtinay, found themselves the
happy saents abost a year age of a
beautiful baby boy. In due time a
christening was decided upon, but,
alas, it was impaseble to agree upon
the name. The mother was saious to
all the boy Perny, while the father
favored plain John. Neither would
yield nor permit a double mine, and
after a spirited disealele at the last
moment, with.no result, the clergyman,
who was an old riend of the family,
began the service. When the place
was reachbd'where the name should be
repeated, Instead, the minister went
on: 'hild of the eoyesant, I baptise
thee," eta The baby is still nameless,
ezeept to a wide lrele of relatives, who
call him "Covey."
-Mrs Planktngtom-"Is year little
bgin~ to have a new white flannel
uit thisyesart" Mrs. Bilderwiek-"Not
exactly new. It's the one his father
had last year."-Clothier and Far
-Sybil-"Who is that playing the
piano?' toriek-"PR'o on ThkmsP
He's jest going throegh 'The Melate
slngers.'" ybtil-"Is that all? I
thought he was godag through the
-Tommy--'"lele Jack, I oftea hear
'ema talktin' about rsae burglai what do
they mean by that hind et a burglar?"
Uncle Jack-"Tbhere is ely one kind of
a msfe bsrglar, my bey; be's the o.e
that's In jLl."-BltoasCourier.
-"Welle-"I he ar that that stingy
old OGrabgld has really maried a shop
girL" OriggeS-"Yesl but everybody
knaows tbhat he would nor have fallen
in lore with her if be hadn't found her
at the ive-eent coutsr."-Inter Ocea.
--Wht Did S Man~a--Fke (to Cou
sin eorge, who has sftw rertmred from
the tropics)-"Ok, George, dear, how
khndof you to bring me this dear little
monkey! Bow thboubghtal you anal
Buat--bt--It's just like yoa"-gausy
-First Girioraduaste-"What did you
tblhnk d my emsays" eesod Girl Grad
ate--"Why, Margis, yo loEbked jut
too sweet for ahyaig." First Girl
OsdfatO-"O, you dema" They eam
tbee on tbhe spo--Chiesgo Nerw
- Pa Very CanPtme toy.-First BOy
"Don't se wan t s of t s the applel
kil t. New m al-"Uur daldyas
the doetor i this aigberhed, ain't
har " "S" ' LseIde't went'em.
They lo tee ggree ."Idementis
-ImttedIlathebse h lme)-"Why
ha't e letng done .r ti ship in
Cespst-' Wh --"wYde'e of you-"
the eewn ella to eemak ssbmee mua."
i "Vap "tee; ]t.ei i
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