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INý ,im IA ,, S A U R A , INI M M 4 7l4II ,. II I I l.
A It Mp be Seen Naverywhwe and ix
!onow the Peltisg of the Divine Fingez
a Yoa e* It Yoerself-It Poits to
the isas gh.d Through
seashie adr shadow.
S The "Finger of God" furnished the
subject for a recent sermon delivered
3 . Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage in Brook
.- takbernacle. His text was:
.. IPnaer of God.--,odau is., It
Pharaoh was sulking in his marble
-_. tltojl e at Memphis Plague after
Plait eoome, and sometimes the
S Egyptias mu arch was disposed to do
better, but it the lifting of each plague
he was as bad as before. The necro
mancers of the palace, however, were
compeled to recognize the Divine
movement, and after one of the most
exasperating plagues of all the series
they cried out in the words of my text:
"This is the finger of God"-not the
first nor the last time when bad people
said a good thing. An old Philadel
phia friend visiting me the other day
asked me if I had ever noticed this pas
sage of Scripture from which I to-day
speak. I told him no, and I said right
away: "That is a good text for a ser
We all recognize the hand of God and
know it is a mighty hand. You have
seen a man keep two or three rubber
balls flying in the air, catching and
pitching them so that none of them fell
to the floor, and do this for several min
uttes. and you llive admired his dex
terity. But have you thought how the
hand of God keeps millions and millions
of round worlds vastly larger than our
world flying for centuries wsthout let
ting one fall? Wondrous power and
skill of God's hand! But about that I
am not to discourse. My text leads me
to speak of less than a fifth of tle
Divine hand. 'This is the finger of
God." Only in two other places does
the Bible refer to this division of the
Omnipotent hand. The rokson Mount
Sinai are basalt and very hard stone.
Do you imagine it was a chisel that cut
the ten commandments in that basalt?
No, in Exodus we read that the tables
of stones were "written with the fin
ger of God." Christ says that He
cast out the devils with "the
fnger of God." The only instance
that Christ wrote a word, lie
wrote not with pen on Isachmedtt but
with His finger on the ground. Yet
though so seldom referenee is made in
the Bible to a part of God's hand. if
you, and I keep our eyes open and our
heart right, we will be eompeled often t
Sto cry out: "This is the finger of God."
It ismy intention before long to begin
a series of sermons on '"The Astronomy b
of the Bible, or God Among the Stars;"
' "The Ornithology of the Bible, or God a
Among the Birds;" '"The Pomology of e
the Bible, or God Among the Or
chards;" "The Ichthyology of the Bl- "
ble, or God Among the Fishes;" "The
Geology of the Bible, or God Among g
the Rocks;" '"The Waters of the Bible,
or God Among the Sass" "The Zool
ogy of the Bible, or God Among the
Beasts;" "The Precious Stones of the it
Bible, or God Among the Amethysts;"
"The Conchology of the Bible, or God
Among the Shells!" "The Botany of the
Bible, or God Among the Flowers;" d
"The Chronology of the Bible, or God
Among the Centuries," and I want ac
this coming winter to get you and get
myself into the habit of seeing the fin- Ps
ger of God everywhere and in every- do
thing; but this morning I want to in- to
duce you to look for the finger of God Of
in your personal affairs. t
To most of us gesticulation is natural. n
If a stranger accost you on the street er
and ask you the way to some place, it
is as natural as to breathe for you to t
level your forefinger this way or that th
Not one out of a thousand of you would tel
stand with your hands by your side en
and make no motion with your lnger. w.
Whatever you may say with your Ifps to
is emphasized and re-enforced and
translated by your finger. Now, God '
in thedesr old book, says to s n- t
numerable things by the way of dh-re- If
tion. lie plainly tells as the way to
go. Butin evesy exigency of oar M|- mC
if we will only look we wivL fag up
providential gaesture san d gei
pointing, so that we maY p
msay: '"This is the fnger IGi' .
or three times in my life, w
plexed on questions of 'ddaftrt
eat payer, I have east ota as to
what I should do In olden ithim;
Lhe Lord's people cast lot- The mu
land of Canaan was divided by lot. ma
The eities were divided among the "
priests and Levites by lot. Mbatthias P
was chosen to the apostleship by lot a
SNow, easting lots is about the amst s-ol b
ean thing yoa sa do. It should never P
be done except with a solemnity like .
that of the last judgment. It is a dl- Su
root appeal to the sAlmiglty. If, after th
earnest prayer you do not seem to get for
the Divine direetlon, I thinkyou might, no
without sin, write upon one slip of pa
per "Yes" sad upon another "Ni," or a
some other decisivE words appropriate on
to the ease, sad then obliterating from Th
your miad the identity of the slips of le3
paper, draw the deeision and setuapon
it. I that eamus I think yeo have a an
right to take that indiea4loae as the oft
falgerd Ocd. Butdo motdothat ex- spi
- cptis the last resort, ad with a de-in
voutnMess that leavesabsolutely all th on
God. wh
Fer map b that coaeerns as we have
so reMspo sliwty, and.we seed ot A
rake a~pal to the Lesrd .fetireetla sl
We m not rasposoale for meet et or of t
surroudwinsra iIe not responseible ess
to, tk seesatv o our birth, arth rash
- rwter are AmmMaerlesn W Nr.- ehe
hr thesaI. whisk 9 Lie, WS are piqe
e ieeposie ioi teep va
)ssdg~t~.h * `~kL ?
we ·m*, 4sU'
briwe psi
.4 thi We
htiiistM ss'a'
D. of the Atlantic oesan Oh, I an
so glad that there are about five hun
dred thousand things that we are not
td in responsible for. Do not blame us for
being in our manner cold as an iceberg,
or nervous as a cat amid a pack of
rger Fourth of July ire-crackers. If you
S are determined' to blame somebody,
blame our great grandfathers or great
grandmothers, who died before the
revolutionary war, and who may have
had habits depressing and ruinous.
the There are wrong things about us all,
-red which make me think that one hundred
iok and fifty years ago there was some ter
rible crank in our ancestral linea Real
ize that, and it will be a relief semi-in
rble finite. Let us take ourselves as we are
fter this moment, and then ask "which
the way?' Get all the direction you can
>do from careful and constant study of the
gue Bible, and look up and look out and
ro- look around, and see if you can find the
rere finger of God.
rine It is a remarkable thing that some
most times no one can see that finger but
fies yourself. A year before Abraham Lin
ext: coln signed the Proclamation of Eman
the cipation, the White House was thronged
1ple with committees and associations, min
Iel- isters and laymen, advising the presi
lay dent to make that proclamation. But i
as- he waited and waited, amid scoff and
lay anathema, because he did not himself
iht see the finger of God. After awhile,
ar- and at just the right time he saw the
Divine pointing and signed the procla
ad mation. The distinguished confeder
'* ates, Mason and Slidell, were taken oft
r an English vessel by the United States
government. "Don't give them up."
ell shouted all the northern states. "Let us
in- have war with England rather than sar
a der them," was the almost unanimous
e cry of the north. But William II.
ns Seward saw the finger of God leading ,
r in just the opposite direction, and the a
t- confederates were given up, and we
ad voided a war with England, which at c
that time would have been the demoli- a
t tion of the United States government. a
In other words, the finger of God, as it t
of directs you, may be invisible to every- s
e body. Follow the Divine pointing, as b
nt you see it, although the world maycall a
you a fooL There has never been a N
man or a woman who amounted to any- s
it thing that has not sometimes been t
called a fool. Nearly all the mistakes g
m that you and I have made have come a'
e from our following the pointing of
some other finger instead of the finger
1 of God. d
But now, suppose all forms of disease n
it in upon a man. Suppose his bus- m
tie collapses Suppose he buys ea
goods and can not sell them. Suppose, as
by a new invention, others can fur- P
r gsh the same goods at less price. Sup- as
pose a cold spring or a late autumn or no
the coming of an epidemic corners a he
man, and his notes come due and he ex
can not meet them, and his rent must th
, be paid, and there is nothing with Le
b which to pay it, and the wages of the pe
e cmployes are due and theta is nothing me
with which to meet that obligation, G(
and the bank will not discount, and go
the business friends to whom he Di
goes for accommodation are in the same fin
predicament, and he bears up and strug
gles on, until, after awhile, crash goes ar
the whole concern. IHeatands wonder- ir
ing and saying: "I do not see the mean-I a
ing of all this. I have donethe bestI me
could. God knows I would pay my em
debts if I could, but here I am hedged see
in and stopped." What should the man si.
do in that case? Go to the Scriptures Mo
and read the promise about all thinas me
working together for good and kindred bra
passages? That is well. But he needs of
do something beside reading the Scrip- fro
tures. He needs to look for the finger wit
of God that is pointing toward better so
treasures, that is pointing toward eter- bef
nal release, that is urging him to high- the
er realms. No human finger everpoin t- I cl
ed to the east or west or north so cer- as
tainly as the finger of God is pointing der
that troubled man to higher and bet- we
ter spiritual resources that He has ever hue
enjoyed. There are men of vast wealth So.
who are as rich for Heaven as they are of a
for this world, but they are excep- seel
tions. If a man grows in grace, it is thu
generally before he gets one hundred ate
thousand dollars or after he loses it the
If a man have plenty of railroad securi. so
ties and has applied to his banker for cha
more; if the lots he bought have gone ripp
up fifty per cent. in valuea; if he had seem
hard work to get the door of his fire- and
probf safe shat because of a new roll of de.
ecurities he put in there just before it c
ekling-up at night; if be be speculat- that
Sin a falling market or a rising mar- four
lint, and things take for him ia right san
lurn, he does not grow in grace very mal
much that week. Do you know what or,
made the great revival of 1857, when fore
more people were converted to God, het
probably, than in any year since Christ mor
was bon? It was the defalcation and me
bankruptey that swept American pros- eas
perity so fiat that it could fall no fat- cloi
ter. I am speaking of whole-sonledmen. a
Such men are so broken by calamity for I
that they are humbled and fly to God man
for relief. Men whohave no spirit and eqa
never expect anything are not much But
affected by financial changes. They me
are as apt to go into the kingdom under iag
one set of circumstances as another. sipid
The only way to get rid of them is to Hea
lead them a dollar and you will never the
see them again. I have tried that plan dred
and it works well. Bat I am speaking of
of the effect of mistortnse on high- ship
spirited maCa. Nothing but trial will tbat
turn such from earth to fHeIave .It is N
only through claouds sad darkness ad a
whirlwind of disaster such a man ea of a
see the Anger of God.
A most latarest.ing, as well as a most Tha
usetal, atdy lte watch the pointing serar
of the iatgerof God. Intheeesenaeath Th
ceatur Seath C.*olta was jisiding Tho
rosin sad taspentie aad tar as her be
aeeteprezdutionsJ" 3~1ttfhlm gsm Smith $ta
naosed that the pbadflee heartbema. them
Ia Chjcdsetom waVraty mushk lie the de
plem s fa Mabasear where he had' uat
raledisstp, aadeap of the Madaass that
m(I ,eriafL iuS . wat ed Ql-,m:
pW fL r~ras -eh& ~ftwa tb
ke4t~ir Bri~ j~tl~3hpliigb BCI 6t SII
I am on the ship for South America. The
hun- morning he was to sail some one
' not spilled on him a kettle of water, and he
as for was so scalded he could not go. He
sberg, was very much disappointed, but the
ck of ship he was going to sail on went out
f you and was never heard of againm. Who
body, can doubt that God was arranging the
great life of John Fletcher? Was it merely
the accidental that Richard Rodda, a
have Cornish miner, who was on his knees
nous. praying, remained unhurt, though
a all, heavy stones fell before him and be
adred hind him and on either side of him, and
ater- another fell on the top of these, so as
Real- to make a roof over him?
ni-in- A missionary in Jamaica lee his
e are way, and in the night was wander
rhich lIg about when a fire-fly fashed
Scan and revealed a precipice over
fthe which in a moment more he would have
and been dashed. F. W. Robertson, the
d the great preacher of Brighton, England,
had his life-work decided by the bark
ome- ing of his dog. A neighbor, whose
r but daughter was ill, was disturbed by the
Lin- barking of that dog one night This
man- brought the neighbor into communica
aged tion with Robertson. That aequaint
min- anceship kept him from joining the
eresi- dragoons and going to India, and
But spending his life in military service,
and and reserved him for a pulpit, the in
asef fluenee of which for gospelisation will
hile, resound for time and all eternity.
the Why did not Columbus sink when in
iDla- early manhood he was afloat six miles i
cier- from the beach, with nothing to sus
Soff tain him till he could swim to land but
ates a boat's oar? I wonder if his Ifreserva
up." tion had anything to do with America? s
It Had the storm that diverted the May- I
Sar flower from the mouth of the Hudson
tons for which it was sailing, and sent it
H. ashore at Cape Cod, no Divine super- J
ling visal? Does anarchy rule this world,
the or God? J
we St. Felix escaped martyrdom by h
at crawling through a hole in the wall t
toli- across which the spiders immediately a
ent afterward wove a web. His perseen
1s It tors saw the hole in the wall, but the
517- spider's web put them of the track. A
' as boy was lost by his drunken father and L
call could not for ya find his way home.
tn a Nearly grown he went into a Fulton it
ny- street prayer-meeting and asked for is
een prayers thathe might And his parets. sc
kes His mother was in the room, and rose
Sne and recognized her long-lost son. Do
of you say that these things "only hap- el
ger pened so." Tell that to those who be
do apt believe in a God and have w
ase no faith in the Bible. Do not tell it to w
us- me. I said to an aged minister of much Jc
iys experience "All the events of my life m
se, seem to have been divinely eonnected.
r- Do you suppose it is so in all lives?" He w
p- answered; "Yes, but most people do
or not notice the Divineleadmgs." Istand
a here this morning to say from my own as
he experiense that the safest thing in all we
tat the new world to do is to trust tothe an
th Lord. I never had a misfortune or a t
he persecution or a trial or a disappoint- he
ng ment however exerueiating at the time he
in, God did not make corn out for my me
Id good. My one wish is to follow the cal
he Divine leading. I want to watch the
ne finger of God.
g- My friends, I do not know how we
es are going to stand it-I mean the full
r- inrush of that splendor. Last summer ere
a- I saw Moscow, in some respects the the
I most splendid city under the sun. The
sy emperor afterward asked me if I had Jot
ed seen it, for Moscow is the pride of Rus- p
m sia. I told him yes, and that I had seen
es Moscow burn. I will tell you what I yer
Pa meant. After enamining nine hundred j
ad brass cannons which were picked out ere
Is of the snow after Napoleon retreated
p- from Moscow, each cannon deep cut ly
sr with letter "N.," I ascended a tower of
er some two hundred and fifty feet, just A
r- before sunset, and on each platfortn 6&
- there were bells, large and small, and .4
t- I climbed up among the bells, and then or
'- as I reached the top, all the bells un- "
lg derneath me began to ring, and they 61
t" were joined by the bells of fourteen has
"r hundred towers and domes and turrets. tak
h Some of the bells sent out a faint tinkle bed
e of sound, a sweet tintinnabulation that
- seemed to bubble in the air, and others "
In thundered forth boom after boom, boom you
d after boom, 'ntfl it seemed to shake .e
L the earth and fill the heavens--sounds
' so weird, soaweet, so awful, so grand,ao
u charming, so tremendous, so soft. so Ble
e rippling, so reverberating-and they
d seemed to wreathe and whirl and rise dvls
- and sink burst and romil and maount and and
f die. When Napolean saw Moscow barn A
el it could not have been more brilliant and
- than when I saw all the one thousand whe
- four hundred turrets aflame with the hem
t sunset, roots of gold, and walls of "*
V malachite, and architecture of all col- sick
Sora, mingling the brown of atamnal
a forests, and the blue of summer
Sheavens, sad the eondflagration of
Smorning skies, and the green of rich
Smeadows, and the foam of tossing o
sea. The mingling of so many Eng
colors with so many rounade was ma
an entrancement almost too much mii
for human nerves or human eyes or hu- Crl
man ears I expect to see nothing to mor
equal it until you and I see BHeaven. Ina
I But that will surpams itnd make the ma
memory of what I saw that July even- the
ing in Mosceow almost tame and in Eng]
sipid. All Heaven aglow mad all man
Heaven s-ring, not in the sunset, but in t
the sunrise. Voices of our own kin- gi
dred mingling with the doxologle m
of empires Organs of eternal ware pe
ship responding to the trampets hi
tihat have wakened the dead. ail
Natims in white. Cnaturies i a
corostiokn Anthems like the voce fo e
of many waters. Clemle of martyra s
Crle of apqtle. Circl. of prophets, an
Thrones oif seasa. Thraee to .
serapha. Trme of @ Areheagel .
Throne of Chrst. Throne of God. who
EIaQt$* lW the ebWelf tin.ask of bl
j- a- team m asses assaul
tegI ena& "S
one -
dhe h *Jes DL54 Alwsaye mese WUhs w
There was a good deal of sickness in
t tt the neighborhood and little Willie
Jones was feverish. Mrs. Jones was
ho attending to him. Jones, himself, could
th hear the goings on from his den down
' a The first thing he heard disti*ctly
h was a loud, explosive "Nor" Then
some words of gentle persuasion, and
again-"Nol No! Naw-o-o!"
"and Just one little spoonful, Willie!"
1 "Naw-ool O-o-hool Naw-hooo, I
d'wasnterl I d-waanterl I d'whuh.
plp-blp-ewRnterl! I"
Jones rapidly ascended the stai.r
"What's the matter with him?' he
said, quietly, to Mrs Jones.
have "I 'can't make him take his medi.
and, "Let me try."
ark- Jones made a great show of putting
hose the medicine away for good and all,
the but he slyly transferred a spoonful into
a tumbler. Then he stepped over to
the water- faucet and turned on the
water full head.
"th "Boy's throat is parched and dry.
an What he wants is clear, cold water; not
rice, medicine. He's thirsty, that's alL"
i Then with the medicine diluted in a
glass half full of water Jones walked
wisely over to the boy's bed.
a "Here, my little man!" he said brees
iles ily, "Don't want the bad medicine, do
us you? Take a drink of cold water."
but Willie silently pushed the glass away.
Sa- "O, see herel Papa came way up
stairs to give you this. Take a drink,
ay- little man."
Len Willie silently pushed the glas away.
t it '"Take a little for papa," said Mrs.
Per- Jones
rid, "'ll manage him all right," said
Jones, in an undertone. "Here, Willie!"
by he added, with a trace of severity in his
rail tone, "I want you to drink a little 1
ly water."
o- "I d'wasnter," replied Willie.
the "But you must Come now!"
A "Don't be cross with him, papa, he
md isn't welL"
n. "That's the reason I wanthim to take
ton it Here, young man! No more fool
for ig now! Open your mouth and take
ts some med-water." .
me "I d'waaaterl I d'waasn-" t
Do There was a straggle. The glass
p- clicked two or three times against the
'ho boy's set teeth and as many times the
we water ran down over his ehp. Willie
to was red and wild looking. So was
oh Jones. After a timb Mrs. Jones re
ie marked quietly: a
L "I don't think you can do anything
Be with him that way."
do Then Jones.atood,reat
nd "I. don't think," ie snapped, "'that
mu anybody can do anything with him any
all way. You humor him and coax him p
he and he rides over you. By and by
a there'll be no living with him. Mbbbe
t- he is is a little bit siak, butGreat Scott!
me he'll be sicker it he doesn't take his
my medicine. He needn't be a mule be.
he cause he's sick."
e Jones set the glass on the mantel and
went down stairs
e Twenty-four hours later Jones sat in
ill a big chair with his hands in his trous
er s e pockets and a surly gae s xed on
e the ceiling. w
e "Are you Ill to-night?" asked Mrs
Jul ones, after he had remained in that
- position for a tryinglength of time.
n "No!" It was a simple answer, but
I very prompt and emphatic.
d A few moments later Mrs Jones low. *
It ered her book again.
"What is wrong, Henry?" she tender
tly inquired. W1
7f "Wrong? Nothing." a
It A little liter Mrs. Jones dropped the -m
Sbook to her lap for the third time. re
d "You swallow as if your throat was be
n sore," she said.
- "I guess I'll live," replied Jones. to
y "Therel Your throat is sore and 1
a knew well enaough it was You must
take a hot drink and go straight .to
t I'll take nothing!"
S"But, Henry, youll be down sisk if W
Syou don't Let me make you some hot
e lemonade." thi
s "No!" boa
"Why, you manst take something,
b en-" -
S"I tell you I don't want any hot
drinks, and I don't intend to take any
Sand that settles it."
And Jones didn't take sany hot drinkals,
and that night he had a fever,asad once
when his mind wandered M~r .Jones
heard him matter-.
S"He musa't be a mule beasanse Ih's
sick."-Detrolt Free Prera and
The Aristeerasy of lagtusd.
So far as I have this summer seen the Th
.aomes and habits of the aristocrats of ha
England, I fiad them plain in their 5
manners, highly eltured as to their wh
minds, and many of them intensely wh
Christian in their feelin. There is tha
more strat and pretension of manner H
in many an Americaneo aotablorslder al,
man, or legislator, than you will find in she
the halls and eastles of the nobility of into
England. One great reason is that a obt
man bern to great position hIn Great tr
Britain is not afrsd of loasg it. He tan
got itfrom his father, sd his father
from his grandfaher, and aftor the who
presaetoecappatlsdone with theestate, was
hischild will get it and then his gran, the
ehild, sand so on perpetually. It is the Ab
man who has had distinguished place nae,
ir onely two or ree years, ad may
lose it to-morrow, who is espeeally her
anxios to Impress you with his exaltna let
ti-. His rolgnis s shorthe wa~t bet
make the amet of it. vna the see sh
whooomoupfromthemasseualta snadj or
tpolitteal power are mare likely to ad
leep it than I Amerisa for time mea t- e
be-of the ose of mmallems may rp J
rsenst ay pet ato Eagland that desiret e
to emeaplmnt his esess instead oa
hbsgamapelied tontoaest wis tsweaty
me Ine his Oa ari., a,,s i
SiIi gi a In Endles sens "t
rem nibaea5*r aas s
asked the nutsuwatw af1tahewtekr I
M tehe b m o e r
-leci~t~"dr~ -ii
aN s. r ew e aneaoy.
a i Natre seems to have provided th
ilHe a poison whik se etrnay shall
was haveamyefeCtaterfnally,aýdivever,
o.ld Thus the ma deadly smee venoew d
w be awllonred with impudty, the Jues
of the stomaceh presumably deesp. s.
intly lg and rendering it harmless. a.
en thriments have been made to pro
and one occasion recorded by
Humboldt one person swallowed t
whole of the poison that could be oh
SI taed from four Italian vipers without
auh sffering amy bad consequences. In
the ame way the poison from the an
veoomed arrow. of South Amerlesa In
Mha dian can be swallowed with safelb,
provided only that there is no wound
di.on the lips or inside of the mouth
Pontana, who in 1787 published a book
on poeions, remarha "Being reduced
n by contradietory evidenee to the neear
all atty of testing the venom myself, I did
snt o, but not without repugnance, sad I
shall advise no one to try it in gayety
of heart lest he should happen to have
some excoriation on the tongue-a fi
ry umstanee not always easy to deter
not mine. I ould nd no tte in it, except
of a very insipid liquor."
a Among all people the sucking of the
ed wound has ever been considered the
maost effective remedy of immediate ap
plication for snake bites. In Africa a
o capping instrument is employed in eser
genies of the kind to draw out the poi
soned blood. The ancisnts followed the
same method, and when Cato made his
up famous expedition through thesrpent
infested African deserts he employed
mavage snake charmer, called Paylli, to
follow the army. They permed
many mysterious rites over men who
id ere bitten. but the efficacy of their
et" treatment appears to have consisted in
his sucking the wounds. A vivid notion of
tic the intensity of a cobra's venomis given
by the experience of Dr. prancis T.
Buckland. He put a rat in a eage with
a snake of that species, and it was
he killed afer a plucky fight. Upon ex
amining the skin of the dead rat irmme
e diately afterwards he found two very
minute punctures, like small needle
ýk holes, where the fangs of the cobra
had entered. The flesh seemed already
to have actually eortied in the neigh
borhood of the wound. Anxiousto lad
out it the skin was effected, Dr. Buck
land scraped away the hair from it with l
his fingernail Then he threw the rat
away and started homeward. He hadl
not walked 100 yards before, all of ai
sudden, he felt as if somebody had comea
up behind him and struck him a severe
blow on the head and ack. At the
ame time he experienced a most acute e
pain and sense of oppression about tbe
ehest. He knew instantly that he was I
Spoisoned, and lost no time in seek- a
ning an potheeary shop, where he was I
Sdosed with brandy and ammonia. He
Scme very near dying. Undoubtedly a
small quantity of venom had made its
way into his system through a lttle
Sut beneath his nail, where it had been
separated slightly from the esh in the
process of eleaning the nail with a pea
knife a little time before.--Chlee~
m Tribune.
wh.a neee.a Thery Fe*s O r ..e e a
L C*Mee Them.
t h The rejected may find consolation b
irom the knowledge that some of the t
cleverest and handsamet men have d
been refused, and that they have ever- t
theless managed to live on and win a
fame anad fortune.
Shakespeare is generally credited
.with considerable knowledge of hu- t
maity and its ways, and he described
Boambo, the prince of lovers, as being
rejected by the fair Rosalind only ust m
before Juliet fell in love with him. c
A certain Jobs ott once pretposed i
to a Mss Allgood. While smarting
from her disdain be happened to enter
a village chureb durin divine servia,
and thems for the ea time saw .the t
pretty Miss Surtee, to
He wooed her, and, as her fther he
w~ould have nothing to amyt hoim, he Id
induced her to elope, and this though ah
three wealthy suitors were already at at
her feet. re
John8Lottliedtobe earl of Eldon s
and lord high chaneell-, and never re
gretted the day iss AlIgood rejested -
SByron was retased three or fourntimes. o
Re propoesd to Mir Mllbhanke, a great a
erems, and was rejected, theough the k
lady expresed a wish to earreapod t
with him. 15
Ie then proposed to anotekr lady,
and this suit was rejectd, too. Noth- h
iog danuted, he renewed his proposal -I
to Miss Millbenke, ni this time re
ceived a vry flatteraing aeeptance.a
They lived together, hoeverm, very un- d
happily. l
Sir leae Newtoa proposed to a lady, I
who had aleady bad three husbnads,
when he was 60, and was declined with e
His contempeary, Leibalts, begged ki
aladytomarry him when be was I. th
She skedfor time to take the matter
into eonlderation, and as Lelblta thur asI
obtained leisure to think over the mats.
ter aganL, he did not repeat the iae t a
One of the most persistent saultar It
wno ever proposed and was wjected ol
was the eantrie Cruden, comper of trd
-e oneardace to the Blhla )/is
Abnaey, who bad labherited a large dor.
us, was the sabject of hib atteatie i
r m ontbhs and menths he petered
ha, with ells ad letteral whea ele
loft home hehad papers printed wMhieh
- distribeted tn various plt es of wa
eiup aew,- - congesg-e - to ps ay
for her safe rear ad whe shehe
reahed home he Isemed hasas ashd 9ta
the wegaehppes, to p rer t Uha
-d'Whatitl bsaage at yea
- dit Ai~a~ U qy ad
w. - usfe OP te st L5nia sT.
et lewh sr e an.e eltesn
eEleetiity Is abt t.o fwd fall nar
shll ployment in hortlmter prg y g.
ms tablee are already ingT reeds by It
aean aiM or the market. Them i blmdoahb
ales th -mmes and other.. seatq be
apo- mIade to bloom more pietifally :ad
an more proitaby wish ttmasedstae
rove hort t he dlscoverwraordaproil
ao posibilities not yet estimaatsd. It
the as been fond that lete Is par .
.ob. lary susceptible to the Infaence of th
ht eleatie lighbt, by mesa or wahih I an
In be grown for market la two-thirds the
en- usual length of time, Other vegtable
SIn- respond likewise in varying degrees
lt,, But everything depend upon thep p.
mad or regulating of the light, nd how to
uth. do this en only be learned by careful
nook study of the results produced undr all
ed sorts of conditions
as The effect of electicty being to
did hasten maturity, to of it auses
ad I lettuce to ruato seed e the edible
ety leaves are formed. It must not be Im
mae arined that electricity is eployed for
l- such purposes as a sabstitate for san.
ter- light It is merely used in a supplemen
ept tary fashion. The greenhouse that has
had the sun in the day time is islumis.
the ted st night with are lights, toward
the which the plants incline their leaves
ap- and dowers, aceepting quite nnocently
- a these artlcial counaterfeits of the orb
car' of day.
pol- It was suppoeed hitherto that vage
the tables required latervalsof darkness for
his their health and development, just as
at- animals needsleep, but it has been
yed shown that, supplied with eletrie rays
1, to they will go on growing thrifty be
mad tween sunset and daybreak; staying up
rho all night seems to do them no harm, so
seir long as the dissipation is properly reg
In alated. The electric gardener employs
1 of opel globes to diminish the intensity of
on the light When it is left bare sld per.
T. mitted to shed its unfiltered rays upon
ith the plants, the latter grow pale, ran up
s quickly in sticky stalks and ason die.
ex- It remains to be diseovered exactly
a how muSh electricity is benefled, and
try during precisely what period of the do
dl velopment it ought to be applied. The
SInftuence of electricity upon the. eolor
dy and produetiveaem has beenabown to
rh- be extrordinary. Tulip exposed to
ad the light have deeper and sicher tints,
k- lowering more freely, and ldeelopieg
lb longer stems an bMget hlave.
at Pcbstas bloos earlier under like ha 1
ad dtions. Petunias also blooe earlier
a and more prta+ely, growing taller ad
e more slender It i the ame way with
re many other awe s. fact, there is
be every reasem for blieig tat the
te electrie light will be' very y ot.b
uaed In future as an ea-'
as rug estalbisht bents flowers
k- ad T gardm ve b oiu- tienltar a
S Every town dweller who e strolled I
through the poultry market ad sena I
the rows and festoaon of rabbits de- C
Speanding from the routeof the sEiashes I
probably wondered whenae te stea of .
English rabbits i beaed at how I
the supply tla kpt up They arin do.
Smand all the year round, bat fraee Sepl
tember to April is eaostredt e tab. I
- bi t seace by the vnders,ad during
LO thes months bauudrid as pmayous ar e
e odaily employed in eatching rabbits or a
- the markets The trade is sobletamte
n at the present time tetm bro fareas e
renating lnd which bareli Bars or ew
d cualtivation are turninag their teateio
tI the breeding ofm guAse
d In the wesatfuagiland, partleulrlt )
I on the borders of Dartatcr ald n
t moor, there e speculators who earp
considerabk faeomseslby rabbiaas-e
I ag. A- mdan, whbocght up al
r eraibbftaa distrit on as ntern
Sside of Dartoor and sent tom to de- a
es in the Mld Iaands ea ohidontarn ise
t i a saw yee a sufleienauly -large seare
to enabls ia to retir sad lve ia a
w house of itson building. Otes rs fol
. lowlg Aft avocation bars foumd it
e highly eeanersrTand in evernti
Saces land has been equirnd at. fair
rental for the purpone of trappitn antd
shoot~iag rabobt
Thoae who devote their whle tta
o tethe trade in asblbA faequedtly osdr
tcmpetrjR prices for the trappng erigtat
on a number of tais i tor ast of
about twelve miles. The writer hpls
known an o ntlycafi£1 a for te ho U
takag rabbt a meutsat nfa of "
ln acret to result in a prdt o aues ag 1
100 pe' cent Three daes' traPing
eought a return f the LtvestOmbes
and the rest of th 'easen-deacting
the eaet ao a proisseseal trapper's sr
ed clear gain the Invetonr As wbole.
sle p es rabbts. fetch from I to 11
t pellgs a dosea stil
ot hmmave always a better appearas.s
kil-ed by th gua, ad fu tis recen
the breeckloader and ferrt eave been g
abandoned bymcstopecusattors trange
as it eemes the increase of trappna g bas
efeeted a great multpe ata o wb b
bts nf part. where they were formerly
5sea'C Thee, ha. beea 5 the - a -
time s eteady doresams ip te ausw tes
oihavrebeosdes a 4lmlttautipeS par.
kidges-London Tfd4Blt.
ihma l* ga arracild Mill in st a
dietses sad teugh "a. w a
her wea . lWbe
sbea ohs
athr ha __
't -A eaored pr e, who partie
pated in the recent ras troubles In
_ Kentulky, was fined d10 ad is now
workting ao the streetsof Padush, Ky.,
Swit a ball n d chain his ankle~
-Prince t'arck i quoted as say
a le lately to an American visitor: "I
should ike above all things to visit
h perlea ie Amerie sand AmerMans
I have the profoundest respeot I take
I thi greatest Interest in your wo
fair, sad may visit Americ a t nest
a ltheough It is yet impoesile to fr=m
the e' plan so far ahead."
ims -The ing of Slam has reweatly pre.
m etei to Dr. T. Hayward Rays, of Bal
p terse, medial missionary to Sam,
r to rspreeting the Prebyterl n board of
ful missions, a handsore gold watch and
a dhain, with locket, in recognitioa of the
dootr's services at the birth of the
to king's youaget son. The gift beas
the king's monogram inlaid with din.
bL monds.
m- -A bicyelist has been sentenced to
ar seven month' imprisonment at Gls.
a. hutte, Germany, because every night he
et- would cross the railroad track ,t some
hes point Just in hfront of the loaometive, so
n. thft the engineer was in great straits
w not to kill hin. One evening he was
ea eeaeompaned by another wheelman who
tl fell, and thus the offender beesme
rb knows It was mpossible to catch
him before.
S-Louis Keossuth told s recent Inter
for viewer that he did not believe the Hun
Sgarlan-&ustrian empire would hold to
ren gether more than one more generation,
ys and that the Magyars would form the
be. nuleus of the new state to be formed
p out of the wreek. H had faith in the
so nearness of a republic in Italy and an
!b other on the Iberian peninsuala, while
e the radicals of Great Britain are sure to
of shelve the Guelphs eventually.
. -wr Edwin Arnold is an optimist in
on most things, and include in his opti
up miste iagard not only Japan but the
United States. To a young friend who
37 aannoueed to him a project for entering
ad upon a new busiaess venture, Sir Ed
Ia win esataslsasetally :.simedi 'Tut
*e glad to hear it Go ahead, my dear boy.
or Y aou'lsucceed; of earee you'll succeed.
to Yoa'll make masey: everybody makes
to maoney ain this wonderful couptry."
S-Henry Iureas Dawes, the senior.
I senator frves Maesseahnstas, Who has
Sdelined to stand for re*~sltLio , bhe
" been thirty- w year in pbIle is es
V a Pd $sts yars in the senate. Hae
rd is now svutye, but vigdoeus and
bale, and eabes of -his political eareer
b he has bees a teacber, editer sa law
y ar. Whatever th grade ao dls eate6.
L mmaaip, *ibldeh most people have rated
very high, he will be reawsmbered by
c postMerr h1e as the Indian~e adi
- e Prest Morton is avery pro'
gre ye WarW,. At his fam on ao
H .s -be has in comae of o manstrue
ties a barn two hundred had bniaty -si
Sfeet long by eihty tat wide; sI prepar
a aog a ole to bed two theumads toms
of eornstalk, whisk will be eut on his
Sland; has eme haundred sad tweanty-ave
f ows now alking and will add f tay
a later in the falls batbldi a heranery
. one hundred and ainetysdx fest long,
and shows in viod'Is other ways that
his ftrm ailriv gisg e wi him.
S-The famous painter Peasit had a
Sgreat aonteapt for "chatter." One
r afternoon sprty of friends paid a visit
t hi stebdia and, aler a few moments
I spent tin looking at the pae s, they
seated thmselvqs and proceeded to tIn
Ideign in a long and purposeless talk.
At Ist, In one of the slight pauses,
hPWsell id, erastly: '"I had pork for
dinner toay." "Why, my dear Mr.
Feltsel," exclaimed one of the startled
'goau. "what "s ass tel odd re
anarki" "Is It?" said the painter, in
gennously, "why, Is't it as interesting
and impetant as anything that has
beenttad ors the last our?'
-A Bare -Opportunt."Why is Mtise
Jenkya tdo wi to l pvlt ait" "It
gie be' Ia eawa aom-o-ol-l a man
f-o.r Swihl" dtlo News Record,
hsssa lhehs at ahe evemles tide
3e eansei ashe: "1ay i si at powr adiet"
ithd te ae him a oht m at tar.
-Cape Cod Item.
-each the ong Idea ow to soot"
Stranger (wo has had expeuinceae
**Enalooketo~r par haLu"-'-Kata
ls WashLatoo.
-"n****lag rather lat" he mid,
lT'esh tli sme beatfti elea, last
I'eqsses usdm issa her head
AndsMo "wou've atsmi i eat at lan"
-N-. Y. Press
-pInaey-"Is Smith In?" BinSy.
"No." Manle-a-"s be changed his
qaiar Unlaey-"qlrsatt lJpIter.
minin She didn't bhase hat fteen eset to
his sse then I aw him last"-Inter
-' 4 hbaste mae, sid good Mrs
Jeera, aaim read tht a fie wat sup.
p-ueQ to bane ben eaned by "mie
eting cgarettes" "I'e heard of pie.
ating. masteibss and dsc, bat this Is a
new oth*"-ludInnwatcasJournal.
-YIiteo'-"l1 that your little son in
te astbowhalsettigt 'I Waat to Be
a oStitr o the Fond Motbhr
(aw ~ the a r)-"she's try
tagto dmtbr Me sund at the yey tqrn.
ls In the pantry lok."-N. Y. lberal%
-Udnae-"Do 'you belhee that the
,,tredl4 of ad shes s ifter anewly
utha ~r~s"l "ww, 'If

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