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TI-W EEKLT EDITION. WL"8BORO S. C.. AUGUST 11,1894. ESTALE L
No womAN is too silly not to have
genius for spite. __
POLITICs may make strange bed
ellows, but the boss sleeps alone.
THE genius who could make under
wear of blotting paper has a fortune
in store for him.
IT Is always discovered, when a
man Is killed while engaged in some
hazardous business, that it was bis
Intention to havt retired next year.
MAsKED robbers attacked a female
otographer in an Indiana town and
nearly killed her; when they aske i
for her money she repiled in the neg
IT is possible that in time tbe
horse-owners of the East may learn
that the people of the great West
own and are able to train a few pretty
good nags of their own.
LExINGTON is up at last to find a
ngress representative worthy the
y of Kentucky, and Lexingtori
od nanie for a place in which
n a winning fight.
E is a gem of literary composi
om a recent historical novel:
as-lamps. not havi.g been in.
at that time. renderee the
the city still darker!?
-es of two Kansas wome,
d by their corsets, as the
ied from a revolver were
he steels. Who wi!l say
um took a head
e other day, and
f he doesn't stay
to business he
m his throne.
of Wales a
t" scenes in
ould now have
thing stronger for
1 enter a reni
event made nota
in behalf of the En
that in the regions o:
ar locusts he puts in al.
s n killing them fur amuse
ment. He doesn't seem to want therm
to eat. It is a great card for the
BOSTONT, Philadelphia, and New
Orleans have caught the police in
vestigation fever; but .the results,
while they have shown more or less
petty corruption, still leave New
York pre-enminent in police rascality.
In other cities police blarkmaii is an
individual affair; In New York it is
an organized business.
To AVOID trespassing on the prop
erty of a neighbor a San F rancisco
realty owner Is shaving an Inch from
the face of a rear wall. Metes and
bounds are getting to be rigorously
observed. Pretty soon it will Le
trespass far a man who has built up
to the alley line to put a coat of
whitews.sh on his chickenhouse.
GRADUALLY the evidence in the
Carnegie armor plate frauds investi
gation is putting the responsibility
nearer to headquarters. At first it
was "revengeful employes" who
palmed off the defective plates upon
the government. Then a foreman
admitted tnat he k-new of the ras
cality. Next a superintendent was
pinned down, and now the general
superintendent of the whole plant is
shown to have been cognizant of the
frauds from beginning to end. One
step further will bring Frick tnto the
THE no longer airy, fairy Lillian
Russell has tired of her latest hus
band, the italicized or Italianized
American tenor, John Ch atte rton
Giovannii Perugini-and Inc ,ntinent
ly cast him off with as little cere
mony as she would an old glove.
Lillian should really be more careful;
the statistics show that husbands of
any kind are getting very scarce.
while husbands with tenor voicesnrd
complaisant dispositions hav-e of late
become as scarce as hen's teeth
Chatterton-Perugini may not have
been much of a husband. but he
must have been better than none at
all, and if the plump prima donna
had been wise she would have held
on to him until something better of
tered at any rate.
Sor'E men would get credit for be
-ing very wise if they could got talk.
THE four-legged jack-ass knows
when he has enougfl.
Mrs. Hannah Cbard, of Glossboro,
N J., who is said to be 105 years old,
h~as 180 grandchildren.
m =1us lrmals anm - - - --
WHAT I LIVE FOR.
I live for those who love me.
W bose hearts are kind and true;
For the heame:i tht nides aWove me,
Anl awaits nv spiit tio.
For all buiat. Lie; tiwt biid me,
Yt r th., ta-k nv God a-igrel in3.
For the bright ho-o- -%e :o ind ma,
And the gsod that i can do.
I live to learn their story
Wto sufered for mv sake;
To emulate their glory,
And fP i-v In their wake;
Bard.,. triots, martyrs, sag -s,
The he-ro-c of .ll a e .
Whose veeis crowd hsterv's png?s.
I And 1iime great Nuluue maJ.
I live to hold conmunion
With all that is d:vine;
To feel there is a union
.Twixt rLature's heart and mine;
To profit by affliction.
Reap truth fro-n tiells_ of. fetion,
Grow wiser rom convietiou,
And fulfil God's grand dsign.
I live to bail that season
By gifted one; foretold,
When men shn11 live by reason,
And not alone by g -Id.
When man t o man unit e 1,
And every wrong thing righted.
The whole world shall be ligated
As Eden wai of old.
1 live for those who love me.
For those who know me true,
For the Hetsvon that smiles above me.
And awaits my spit Ito:
For the cause that lacks assittsnc.
For the wrong that no..s resistauce,
For true ftutre in the distance,
And the good that 1 can do.
My brother gave his work a final
polish, and then viewed the valuabl
:articles approvingly before placing
them in their softly-padded case
1 "Think they look well, little wo
man?" heasked. -
"I think they do indeed," I an
swered in unquali'ied admiration. for
Ted was a capi.ali workman, and had
mended the pretty trinkets very
skillfull'. ".I am sure 'Mr. Bailey
w.1l be pleased. The owner hersell
would be puzzled to detect where she
Ted smiled: then, as he did not in
tend to take them back to the shot
until the return of his employer,
whi-h would not be till the morrow,
he dep sited both the .ewelled brace
lets in bis customary "non-burglar
proof safe," as be jokingly called a
s:lati, strong. squa e box which he
had i ttect with lock and key, padded
inside and out, and covered with
chintz to match our so a. He made
me use this as a footstool, saying
that evil-disposed persons would be
the less likely to examine it; and
many a jest be had about his placing
gems under my feet, and about my
be ng a small person with a higb
mind, for I set my foot upon gold,
I and like nonsense. Dear old Ted!
He was so clever at his trade, ana sc
trustworthy, that he always had
morework thanar coul~deqtthrugh
e was verf-find of me--his pooi
little crippled sister-would nevei
allow me to sit too long at the
needle, and shared with me in every
possible way the little duties necessi
tated ,y our humble menage: so he
and 1 .ogged along very peaceably.
We lodged in two rooms in a quiet
street on the outsk:rts of Bridgepool.
Ur iandlady was a kindly old bud
who had known our parents long be
fore either Ted or I found ourselve
on this world's stage.
Having put away thc bracelets
safely, my brother next paked ur
three 'or four watches he had been
tusy setting to rights, and prenared
to go zo the shop in laridgepool which
usually employed him. I watched
himW putting onl his ovecoat, for the
lay was very cold, but he seemed
slow inl his mno:emlents, and 1 thought
Ihe was reluctant to leave me alone,
fr, tho'ugh I was generally active
enough. considermng my indrmity,
one of my bad spells was now on me,
when as he knew, I found muov:ng aboul
a pin andl a ditliulty ror some days
It happened, too, that Mirs. Brown
our landlady had gone out for the dlay
-a very rare occulrrenice.
-au I do anything else for you be
fore 1 go-" he asked.
'-No, Ted dear, th ank you."
"31ake sure. look round and see ii
everything is put handy for you,'
s id my brother, placing my crutch a
"Ere ything." I replied cheerfully.
"nd l ve such a lot of work to get
th.ough, I shall tind the aiternoon
'-I don't half like y ur being lefl
alone so long: for 1 may not be lbaci
~efore 5," said Ted. eyeing mue du
biouly. "Cousin 3.1illy would c->nue
ro~md if 1 asked her."
'-Yes, anmd bring her baby, wrh
would hinder my work sadly. I don'l
like bab es when I'm busy. Go away,
Ted, you dear old fellow! Don'1
bother about me- i shall be all right.'
"'Well, good-by, little woman," he
said, stooping to kiss me: "'I'll bi
oe as soon as t can. A nd, Bessie,'
he added pausing in the do rway, '-be
sure you don't tou.:b the window to
day. The sash line snapped thih
i orning; I must send a ca penter tC
see to it. Y ou will remember?"
.1 promised that I would, and m3
brother departed. I heard him ge
down stairs and shut the street door.
At tirst the usual quiet of the house
was rather depiessing: but I soon be
came too much engrossed in sewina
to pay attention to that, and stitched
away bus ly at someI things I was
completing for a lady who was lRinc
enough t~o praise myj needlework. pre
ferring it. as many others did, t(
machine-stitchea articles. P'resentlj
I thought I heard a slight noise
downstairs, :ike the opening of
window: but. as all remained quie1
afterwards. I put it down to my imt
agination, and w nt on tr'an .uillU
with my work. After some time
was startled to bear a step. stealthy,
but distinctly audible, rn the land
Ing outside, while under the door ap
peared the shadow of some one mov
'Perhaps Mrs. Brown has re
turned," was the thought in my mine
y sat gazing at tbe door; buu the
Sturned cod with fea". for the be
handle was turned softly, and a to
stFange man looked in -- a young man ha
with a palli, greasy, leering face, dr
ornamente'l by a thievish-lookiag th
twisting of hair on each side, while dii
a limp ca) of semi-military cut was tn
stuck rakishly on the side of his wl
head. I notieed these dEtails me- W1
(banically as I sat yearifned with sur- gr;
prise and fright, and I also noticed ne
that his long dirty neck was without th
t e or cclla!, a shabby frock-coat being pic
buttoned up to his ch n, and that trE
his dirtier hands sported more than th
one ring. ht
This individual, after darting a
swift glance round the room, slipped
in and locked the doo-, saying:
"Slck: Popsy-wopsy, don't be th
frightened! I'm not going to hurt dr
you-not a bit of it' But, you see m
- Stop that!" he growled; for, as
he approached me, I recovered my
self a little, and gave a good loud ro
s rea n. ha
Quicc as thought he had his hand se
over my mouth, holding my chin and I
nose in such a manner that 1 was ti,
nea:ly suffocated, then he gave me a ba
shake. saying: B .
"If you do that again I'll pay you a
out, you little foo! There-she is gr
going to be nice and ouiet now, ain't Sir
she? A picter of good behavior, I
calls her!" co
Talking thus, he gagged me dex- I
terously witn sotue of my work- dc
which, however, was pleasanter than WI
his hand-ugrh, that grimy hand!- pe
and then, producing some cord from
his pocket, in a -.ainute or two I was se
-poor little feeble thing-bound ay
hand and foot in tuy chair.
I lie grinnec at me as he remarked: p
"Now, you know, ducky, I wouldn't ct
have served you so if you had the tt
sense to keep quiet. I never could ca
t ear to be rough to the ladies-never!
But t me is short, and you might have
been hard to persuade: so perhaps it's ki
the best way after all." I bi
I While .speaking thus, the flippant in
rascal kept his e es around our neat gr
little rooms. I read disdain in his
glance; and at that moment a sus- n<c
i icion darted into my mind that he 01
had come with the ob ect of stealing w
some of Ted's work-perhaps the m
jewelled bracelets whi-h then were w
tinder my feet. With this thought an
there came 1o me a firm iesolve to wi
save my brother such a loss, if I pos- or
sibly coul .; ay, even if I had to en- m
dure tortures, I would not speaic. I be
set my teeth hard, and watched the
man. His wandering glances soon St
re %erted to me. in
"Look here, dear; it I loosen this yo
Cloth a bit and you take breath, will m
you speak to me nicely? Unly don't be
Rid' tr~-VW ~ - qit,& N
nervous to hear you screamand, canot, &
do you no good." How well I knew in
that, in a back room in a quiet Lh
street! "The e-ain't it much more
comferrable"-loosening the cloth.
"Tell me now, popsy-your brother's J
got some vallybles here, ain't he?" tr
1 shook my head. (a
I "Oh, but he has: so you needn't bu
log your noddle like that! Better he
teil me where he's put them. It wi
will save lots of time, and De more m1
I pleasant for you." in
But I only shook my head the tr
more. | in
'-Did you ever see sich stubborn- li
ness?" mattered the fellow, tying up th
my mn uth again. "I am afeerdi , E
I shall ha e to make you speak dl- 'lie
rectiy. But I never like to be un- ,th
kind t~o the ladies-unless they drive ui.
me to it-oh. neve'r." Le
saying this, he began an exadnina
tion of the apartment, proceeding in an
what, as I suppose, would be de- ou01
scr ibed by a "profes tonal" as the sai
'best style;" anyway, his movements nle
w, re characterized by extraordiary ga
celerity. Within a few minutes he wi
had gone to the bottom of every
drawer and box in the roo in, and ne
also turned out the sofa-bedstead n:
where Ted slept at night. A pretty tuI
itter he made o. it all! But he had fr<
not yet discovered the secret of my ali
footstool. Can any one imagine what
I endluild as I sat there, help.less as ev
a poor little Chinese "..oss." the cold TC
perspiration of fe-ar on my forehead, be
while 1 asked myrelf "What whal the St<
fellow do next " sa
Hie turned round wh'le pr ceeding ab
with his search, andl, tookiog at me,Y
"Hallo, Poppet, how pale you are!
Ain't going to faint, are yoz? Oh,
don't laint, for I shall want you ito.
aik to mue a bit: lli open the win- vt:
dow and give you a mo thful of mi
fresh ai. TIhis room is precious t
lHe went to the window--the win- th
low which dear Ted had cautioned se
me not to touch that morurn-;n
astened th- catch. arid would have ca
let down the uppler part: but he was w
saved the trouble, for. the cord being to
brken down quick as a shot camie,
the window, and. as luck wouldj
have have it caught his eight fingers
tight between the upper and middle fri
The~ pain and the shock must have er
been dreadful, the window-frame be- w'
inrz a widle arnd very heavy one. He 'p
ut tered a how , then kicked franti
aly; b:;t all was ini vain. There he
stood, with both hands held aloft 'g
caughit in as nice a trap as could at
have been devied for an evil-doer.
Then he glainced. at me and the sa
sight o me. " pictur of good be- h~
havior" that I was miust have filled sa
his soul with remorse since through,
'his own act I was rendered power.. in
less to assist him. He whined. how- Y
'Can't you help me?" ur
As it was impossible (or me pill- of
ingly to look on while a fellow-crea- cl
ture suffered such anguish as I knew se
he must be enau ing. I used every
Ieffort to get (ree. but vainly. He
had tied me too firmly for that. Hie to
took to kicking again, and began to 76
'Iwear hrrbly. May 1 never again
ar such language as I was torced'
listen to that afternoon: His '
nds'soon swelled: and I saw some
>s of blood trckle slowly down
- panes, the rings he wore on his
-ty fingers having been forced
rough the tiesh. The piercing air,
tich rushed in freely through the
de aperture must have greatly az
ivated his suffering. I know I was
arly frozen. And all this time
- American clock on the mantle
ice kept ticking off the monients
nquilly. as though to assure me
at time c;uld not be hurried into a
Icker pace by any consideration of
Imagine what two hours in such a
,uation meant for both of us! Two
urs: I think the poor wretch at
e window fainted; but the horrible
agg og of his body on his poor
timed hands rou-ed him directly.
'embling with cold and commisera
>n, I sat watching him, the tears
Ling down my cheeks. Oh, why
d I refused Ted's kind proposal to I
ad cousin Milly to me? Why had
peen so captious about her dear lit
baby? Better i room tu I of
bies, all doing their w. rst, tnan
it here I swooned and fell, chair
d all, on the rue before the cold
ate, the tire hav.ng died out long
Just on the hour of three I became
use ous of a dull thud below, which
knew to lie a knocK at the street
or. I lay listening, but rather
muder:ng vaguely what would hap
n next than taking any interest in
e things of this life, from which I
emed in a mann r to have rioated
After an interval, I heard steps
idding up the stairs, and a loud
erry voice, which 1 recognized as
at of our old friend, Mr. Joy, the
rpenter, called out:
"Hilloa! Anybodylat home?"
Coming to cur room door, he
iocked, then turned the handle,
it, of :ourse, found it locked. Be.
g unable to sDeak, I yet tried tc
)an, and made some inarticulate
ises; but I could hardly hope the
I man heard them, as he was some
at deaf. As for my companion in
isfortune. one would suppose he
>uld gladly have hailed a prison as I
escape f omn such a plight as he i
is in; and so, no doubt, he would, I
ly ne had no choice at that mo
ant, having gone oil again in a
I heard the carpenter go down- I
tirs, and hopes of relief died away I
my breast. Oh, Joy, ;oy, why did i
u come to mock me thus? Twe
)re hours probably before Ted w 11
home: Shall I be alive by then?
bound and -achrin 1riT:. we._nm4J
r-pattr-rray and sobbed I
serably. Bit hark! A shout from
e back garden.
"Wnat the dickens Is all this?"
ain 'I heard the volce of Joy.
It apDearea that the carpenter, on
ing our room door, and tinding it
utened, concluded we were all out,
t went round to the back of the
use "to have a look at that there
aer" wh ch my brother had sent
i to mend-or course not expecti
to tind it converted into a man
ip. ie had noticed, waiile knock
at the street door, that the par-1
-window was unfastened, aund,
inking it unsafe, especially as Mrs.i
own was out, he had used his priv
ge as our o.d friend and hers to get
rouh and fasten it before comiinst
stairs. No doubt the thie had en-.
ed the house in that way.I
It was not long be ore help came,
d the door was broken open. whenI
r misery was ended. I dare say,,
ice prisons were thst built, there
ver was a culprit who walked into
ol more meekly than (lid the one
10 had intended to rob my brother.i
They say the poor fellow's hands will
ver be right again; amnputation
y be necessary, as erys-pelas is set
g in. Well, all I can say is, I
ely forgIve him ior the suffering,
~ntal and bodily, he caused mie.
I was in bed for a fortnight. but;
antually got all right again. IPe:r
d says I am a b; iek, hut that mayI
his partiality. Anyhow, my foot.
oi proved to be a very effective]
-e. To this hour no one knows
out it but yJu, Ted, and tuyself!
No Di ff-erence.
"If," said an old schoolmaster to a
;itor, '"certa.hl puoils used half as
ich ingenuity and application in)
(lng out facts as they do ini finding
t ways to be wrong and excuses foi
em, they would become excellent
10ars. Toere's Trink-ins now. gaz
out of the window. lie never
es to learn anyth.ng, Lut he is al
is ready with a more or less ingen
i blunder. Let's try himi.
-Tinkins!" exclait~ued the teacher
"Yes, sir -"
"Gather in your eyes and your wits
m the outer empyrean for a mne.
int, and tell us what is the differ
ce between the meaning of the
rd 'g anite' and that of the word
''o difference, sir."
"Then why d' we somuetlimes say
anite' and sometimes 'pomegran
"When we are in a hurry, sir, we
y coloquially 'granite,' but if we
ve plernty cf time we take rvains to
v -omegraniate '
-Let me comn liment you on the
eiuity of your answer, Tinkins.
ow you may go and look up the
tinitiorn of those two words in the
,abridged, and write down each
ioition for me ttu times. The
ass in rhetoric will return to their
The Egyptians consider it unhealthy
wash a ehid until it is at least one
UR SUNDAY SEMUOS
A FEW SUBJEOTS FOR ALL TO be
PONDER OVER. (o
rrast Ye In the Lord Forever-Now Is the 6&
Appointed Time-"Take My Yoke Upon ti
You" - Intellgence from Some and
The Best Way.
HRIST saw that p(
men took life pain- A
fully. To some it se
was a weariness; ci
to others, a fail- vf
ure: to all a strug- pl
gle and pain. How b(
to carry this bur- S(
den of life had w
been the whole "
world's problem. '
It is still the whole hI
world's problem. b4
solution: Carry it st
is I do. Take life as I take it. Look se
it it from my point of view. Take ci
ny yoke and learn of me, and you se
will find it easy. I tt
Did you ever stop to ask what a
roke is really for? is it to be a bur- w
en to the animal which wears it? in
[t is just the opposite. It is to make I
its burden light. Attached to the
>xen in any other way than by a
oke. the plow would be intolerable.
Worked by the means of a yoke, it is e
light. A yoke is not an instrument c
>f torture; It is an instrument of 1s
mercy. It is not a mai cious con. P
rivance for making work hard; It ist
i gentle device to make labor light.
Lt is not meant to give pain, but to: ei
iave pain. It
And yet men speak of the yoke of a[
Christ as if it were a slavery, and 21
ook upon those who wear It as ob- al
ects of compassion. "Take my yoke
ipon you, and learn of me; for I am S(
eet and lowly In heart; ana ye shall m
Ind rest unto your souls. For my H
roke is easy, and my burden is light." or
The Joy of Christ.
"That they might have my joy tul i
lled in themselves." (John 17: 13.)
Every Christian should remember di
.hat Christ was more conce. ned abcut c
)ur having joy than being rich. The
3ible clearly shows that it was not' dc
;od's intention tha. any worker In
is vineyard should labor with merely I
uman strength. it is the joy of .
ho Lord that makes all things easy, 3
Lna it was this that Christ was anx- a,
ous that we should have. He wants T
very worker to know what He did b
2 = world He did gladly and oy- "
ully. T h m m L aL w " w ' - w
uade reluctantly, but with gladness.
le wants us to work in love, and re
iave love's reward for doing It, just re
Ls the mother in caring for her sick cy
:hild has a constant and unfailing Ci
ov in the hope that she is alleviat- kr
ng its sufferings. The highest pos. It
ible joy In this world is the joy of tt
'hrist. Tne joy of knowing that H:s H,
ill is more to us than our own. The E
oy of His constant presence in all our H
indertakinis. The *oy of fellowship
ith Him in suffering. The joy of
nowng that though others may
nisunderstanid us, and malign our as
notives, and condemn our actions, a
ret He can always look into our he
iearts and know that we are loyal to 'st
jim. The joy of knowing what He mn
ias done for us, and the joy of hay- m
og soniething to do for Him. And a
esides all this, there is the jo: of an- wi
,icipatlon that when our work has sc
>een finally done, we will hear Him in
ay: "Well done, thou good awl fo
athful servant; enter thou into the se
oy of thy Lord." Let us be more
nxious about having the joy of
hrist than we are about obtaining --
.he ravor of the world. n
A Noble End.
What a friend we have in Jesus is 22
zown by His power to comfort on the
leah bed as in the time of trouble.
.pai er gives a striking instance in es
,he death of a brave soldier: t
"Put me down," sad a woundedI
russian at Sedan to his comrades,
who were carrying him; "put mue st
own. Do not take the trouble to~
:arry me any farther; I am dying." 11,i
They put him down and returned ti
.o the field. A few minutes after an w
>mtcer~ said to him, "Can I do any- di
,hing for you?"m
"Nothing, thank you." t
"Shall 1 get you a little water?" hi
taid the kind-hearted otmcer. a!
"No, thank you; 1 am dying." or
"is there nothing I can do for you?,~
hall I write to your f. iends'?"
I have no friends that you can
y'rite to. But there is one thing for th
wh~ch I would be miu.h obliged. In th
ny knapsack you will tind a Testa- a
net; wall you open it at John 14, re
id near the end of the chapter you be
will find a verse that begins with of
eace.' Will you read it?" pe
The omcer did so, and read the ti
words: "Peace I leave with you. ce
My peace 1 give unto you. Let not w
rour eart be troubled, neither let it ir
c afraid." at
"Thank you, sir," said the dying in
nan. "I have that peace. I am hs
roing to that Savior. God is with ji
ne. I want no more." at
:The Danger of Delay. ft
Five men were clinging to the in
ast of a vessel, which in a terr ble ti
torm was drifting swiftly, helpless- si:
*y, against a stone pier. On shore lil
willing helpers had thrown a rope, ai
which reached them, and the words e
rang out. "Hold fast the rope, and
Leave the mast at the word 'Now.'"
Suddenly they heard it, and with
rusting hearts let go the ma'st, and
were drawn safely ashore. All but ti
one. With staring eyes they saw ni
ne still on the wreck that had hes:- t~
iated to leave. Many times they
rew the rope again, outif mIssed
m, and soon the vessel was dashed
p'eces, against the pier and the
an was lost. klow many souls have
en lost in [the same way! They
uld not bring themselves to let go
the world and trust to Christ
ben they heard the warning cry,
Now is the accepted time; now is
y day of salvation."
Must Be Heaven.
A lady who vis'ted Japan told to a
tthering of ladies, recently, an ex
,rience that came to her knowledge.
little child had come to a mission
hool. The contrast between the
teerlessness of her home and tile
ry atmosphere or that Christian
ace, made it seem something more
autiful than she ha i ever known.
)on after she entered, she com
enced to ask for grandmamma.
Your grandmamma is not here,"
-he must be here. She has gone to
,aven, and this is heaven: she must
here." Scarcely Lould she be per
Laded by the teachers that the one
e sought was not there. But the
hool was overcrowded, and the s
lla could not be kept. As she was
nt back to her home she was told
aT there was no room for her there.
What! no room? Granamamma al.
ays said there was plenty or room
heaven, and this is heaven: there
ust be room for me."
Notes and Comments.
SIR GEORGE WILLIAMS, who found- u
I the Young Men's Christian Asso
ation, is a retail storekeeper. He
president of fully thirty religious
iilanthropI societies, and a.director
as many more.
IN Fiji, which in 1835 was a heath
land, there is a circuit which has
ministers, 310 lo al preachers,
id upward of 7,000 members, with
',000 adherents. Of the ministers
I but one are natives.
GERMANY'S oldest pastor, Dr.
-ringer, died March 30, at Em
endingen, Baden, aged 94 years.
e was in active service for seventy
ie years, having been pastor at Em
endingen for sixty-tbree years.
THE third session of the Catholic
immer School will be held at
attsburzs from July 11 to August
Bishop Spaulding of Peoria, will 0
liver the opening sermon. The LI
hool was formed in 1892, and the
st session was held in New Loq- 0
in, Conn. I
A RECENT letter from Japan says
at at the close of last year of the b,
7 churches in Japan 78 are wholly a
id 299 are partially self-supporting.
e additions during the year num- i
red 3,636. The present member- i
ip is 37.534. -The--1a" rt' -.
B tOOKLYN clergymen have not a,
ched that stage when they either
commend or condone Sunday bi- a
cle riding, but there exists in the I.
ty of Chu ches an organization 1
town as the Clerical Cycling Club.
is over a iear old, has 11 members,
te Pre.dent is Rev. John J.
eischman, the Captain .ev. W. P. St
rans, and the Fecret..cy-Treasurer
-v. Dr. J. M. Farrar.
Did it ever occur to you that the
eraae person is quite unable to give L
creditable word picture of any one
has seen? Because we under- Y
and the looks of a person when we b
eet him, it never occurs to the o
id that other people do not g asp
thorough idea of his appearancet
ith a few passing phrases tfde
ript:on. Not long ago, on enter- t
g my ottice, 1 was met by th-e in
rmation that a man had called to
e me. I
"What did he look like?" I asked.
"Oh, he was a good-looking fellow
not very tall, rather heavy, but
>t too much so."
"Was he old or youngC" d
"I should say about 20, p~erhaps ~
"What color of hair?" t
"I don't remember now. How
ei. I don't think he had a iuu.;
"Oh, just. an ordinary business
Have you ever heardl such a des -rip
)n? If n t, watch yoursdif next
we ycu tell of some one's call. You
uld be surprised to tind that sour
scription would lit aim st any it
ember of the human race. Thl~e
oubie is, we do rnot cultivate the r
hit of intelligent observation. ana I
e thus unable to describe anything
any body adeluately.
Are M1inister/' Sons the Worst?
It has become a popular sayi ng
at sons of clergymen are wkorse
an other men's son's, and that as
rule, they turn out badly. WithI
gard to the first statement, it may
sa d that so much more isexpcted
mnisters' son-s, and unjustly ex
cted, too. Like other young men,
ey arc of the earth earthy. Con
rning the second statement. rigure-s
ill seak plainer than woras. For
stance, Zion's Herald says there
e 05 sons of Methodist mninisters
.Toronto, Canada. These sons
tve turned out as follows: "One
dge, one hishop. two county crown
torneys. one publicsch ol inspe~-tor,
le 31. P., three Q-ueen's couns~ea,
ur graduats in dentistr -, twelve
med cine, fort. in a to and h;:,
iree bank-ers. tive insurance agents,
x dce gymen, three organists, one
rarian, one Government emplo e
id sixty sturients at the various1
Would Be Appropriate.K
Wie-What would you donat s to
re insane ward in the charity hos
tal if you were in my placey llus
Ld-A crazy quilt. -Truth.
RAM'S HORN BLAST&
rarning Notes Calling the Wicked to R
A R N EST en.
deavor is sure of
GoD's word for
a thing is
sends out no mis
SiN at first
TdE next door
ighlor of selfishness is sin. -
A TEMPTATION yielded to is a step
ward the pit.
WE are on trial ourselves whenever
e conde:Ln another.
THE true hero is the one who has
i1 courage to do right.
Ti-: devil runs when he can't find
)ything to hide behind.
A STI:ONG test of our love to God
our treatment of an enemy.
GoD alone can tell where our per
nal influence i3 going to stop.
E-v>EY man can soon get rich if he
ill only ask God to tell him how.
TiiE devil is always trying to prove
iat a little sin has no poison in it.
TiE man who rejects Christ loves
ie devil, whether he inuws it or
TaE man who minds his own busi
ss will alwa:s have business to
No MAN can be either saved or lost
ithout himself giving the casting
Tar: nn who is willing to learn
ie thing at a time will soon know
Tni- man who is not conscious of
s own faults has no charity for an
TnE man who asks God for his
Lily bread will not try to get the
THE man who walks with God
ver turns aside for a fiery furnace
- a lion's den.
THE troubles that trouble us the
ost are the ones that should trouble
i the least. __s__.
IT is not necessary to have a gun in
ie band to show that there is mur
,r in the heart.
THERE are men who hope to get to
saven simply because they have
ver been in jail.
IT may be that the woman who
.ve the two mites never had very
uch to say In the church.
id. Cod made the sun so that it could
aer leave us inbtlie~dark.
EVERY Christian life ought to be
ich that if all men were living it,
te result would be a -heaven on
THE one who sets a scandal a~oat
ould go in for lynching the man
ho woula turn a wolf loose in the
1r. Gladstone's Energy.
The ph sical and mental energy
splayed by Mr. b1aastone, while
mducting the Home Rule 13111
rough the House~of Commons, was
arvellous, ccnsidlering that he i1887
~ars old, and has for several years
en under the orders of his physi
an. tays a London paper:
In conducting the Home Rule Bill
irough committee he displayed al
OSt a spirit of monopoly in regardA
>the speech-making. There was
arcely a clause, a line, or a word
hose entire defence he would in
ust to his lieutenants.
Nlght after night he sat through
men hours, answering every amend.
ient in st inmgs or little dazzling
pechets, soon brea sing through the
octor's rule of Dstilg from the de
ate at 9 o'clock, and ai t'e end of
de session more persistent in at
3ndance than any or his colleagues.
Never-we (an say without fear of
>ntradiction-bas he reached to a
igner level of sustained eloquence
an during this session.
Whether we take his great speeches
the tirst, second, and third read
'gs of the Homne Rule Bill, his hun
red a::d one little constitutional dis
urses in <ommittee, his innumera.
e displays of wat and a gument in
- personal combats with Mr. Chain
erlain, or last but not least, his
ay important speeches on. open
uestions like the opium tratlic and
b' eight-hour day, he has shown the
*1ne uzirivalledl and un hallenged
Nar Milton, Ohio, there is a yliiht
eation known as .lherkv ii:.
hich appears t . have been the worK
moun d uuilders. Years ago i t w.as
uch given to a cjuivering motion.
ecently it has begun to "shi'er"
rain, and its action is more violent
ian ever. The Indians believed
ere was a great tortoise under thc
ill. and that the shaking wascaused
y its eforts to release itself.
K~now a Thing or Two.
Mrs. Fanglc-fre advertiscd fo.' :
ervaut for a whole week with no 1z
it. Mrs. Cumuso-Well. I adver
sed for a good-lookingr help In-ly.
.nd had thirty-:our to se~eet from
ie tirst day.-Ilarper's B3azar.
Dominie -Ah. how much better it.
ould ite it we could only have ti
ouragte ot our convictions. Des-ct
ro)ssroads-Wor.ldn't it, though? 'I
ould a' made clean a thousand ou