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TRI-WEI3KLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., APRIL 11 1895. ESTABISHED 1849.
Out in the clover blowing free
As the white clouds roll away,
In a mad-cap ripple of ecstasy
He's pouring his merry lay.
ieath the blue of the peaceful summer skies,
Where the bees round the iowers throng,
Rbi wake. as o'er the field he flies,
Is a bubbling trail of song.
obolikum, by fancy led,
What a happy Wae to wing
W'er the sea o elover billowy red,
With nothing to do but sing.
THE SEEDS OF SIN.
At the time of which I write, I was
manager of the old- Varieties Theatre
in New Orleans, a theatre long since
destroyed by fire. The. season was
about to open; and it promised to be
an unueually brilliant one; but just at
that juncture, an unfortunate occur
rence changed the aspect of affairs.
The leading man of my company
an uncommonly fine company it was.
too-was drowned in Lake Pontchart
rain, while on a fishing excursion. I
was at my wit's end to replace the
young man-an actor of splendid abil
ity-and was almost ready to despair.
luine was flying, and the date upon
which the Varieties was expected to
open would soon arrive, and something
must be done.
One morning, while sitting alone in
my office, a young man made his ap
pearance, and requested an interview.
. He was about thirty years of age, and
one of the most perfectly handsome
men it bad ever been my fortune to
meet; added to great personal- beauty,
possessed a graceful figure and pleas
ing address. His name was Edgar
Harding, and he had called to apply
for the position ma'e vacant by the
death of my leading man.
I was favorably impressed. He
evinced talent of a high order which I
soon proved by an improptu rehearsal.
My terms suited him; the result of the
interview wiis his engagement.
The leading lady of thecompany was
Miss Helen Gray-a dark-eyed, sweet
voiced girl-a great favorite. I saw
that these two in their respective roles
were destined to create a sensation, and
take the theatre going people by storm.
So it proved; the very first night they
ecored a grand success. And as
the days went by, it became evident
that Helen and Edward were destined
to become nore than mere professional
associates. They seemed to literally
:exist for each other. I have never seen
two people better suited and I did not
disapprove of the probable ending to
the pretty love story. Why should they
not marry and live happily? I had
recently embarked upon the matrimon
al sea Myself, and- was ready to declare
:. .4&wasthe only - way to be
In those days divorce suts were iot
half so popular as they are now, and
the significant question, -Is marriage
a. failure?'' had not been publicly dis
cussed. So I watched the progress of
the affair, chuckling inwardly, as I
faiicied I could "hear the sound of
Toward the close of the theatrical
season, we had placed upon the boards
a new play called "Deserted." It had
a pathetic plot; theold, old story of a
loving, trustful woman deserted by the
wilain whose wife she believed herself
to be. The play was full of tragie
incidents, and I had hoped great hings
It was at the last rehearsal that I
c ame upon a pretty scene not down in
the programme. Edgar Harding was
standing at Miss Gray's side in a re
tired corner; as T paused for an instant
I saw him lean suddenly forward and
take her graceful form in his arnms,
while he murmured tender love words.
Anid then a strange occurrence took
place. As I turned swiftly- away, not
wishing to intrude upon a real love
scene, 1 saw standing just behind the
pair-who were so engrossed in each
other that they observed nothing-a
shadowy female figure. I say shadowy,
for it seemed as if a cloud was resting
upon the ethereal form, like a misty
vail She was a stranger to me; I had
never met the lady before. A face of
pallid, unearthly beauty, with great sad
blue eyes, and a mass of flowing golden
hair; she stood gazing upon that tec der
scene with a look of wild appeal, intense
suffering-anguish beyond expression.
g&nd as I drew a lhttle nearer I saw, to
my intense horror, that one dainty
white hand grasped a small dagger-a
sort of stiletto.
With a stifled cry I dashed forward.
Surely the woman meant foul play,
and I must prevent it. 1 reached the
spot-, only to come to a halt, rub my
eyes in amazement. There was no one
Dazed and bewildered, I turned
awa'y. I said nothing to any body, but
decided to keep my own counsel, and
be on the alert for mischief, for that it
was Intended I felt certain.
- One night, not long afterward, I was
alone in my office, just before the be
gining of the evening performance,
when Edgar Harding suddenly ap
peared, looking pale and troubled. He
sank into a seat and covered his face
with his hands, while a long silence, a
very awkward silence, fell over the
room. He glanced up -at last, and I
was startled by the changein his hand
some face. It was ghastly white and
haggard, and his eyes looked like the
eyes of one who is gazing into his own
"Burton," he began, addressing me,
"you have been a good, kind friend to
mVe ever since my engagement here
*-u I have something on my
~ve I will make a clean
a5t of wball to you!"
-tried to smile and make light of the
"If it concerns Miss Gray. you both
aave my best wishes, Harding," I
cried, "and I mean to give you a swell
.anoddn I can well afford it, for
united efforts have made inade my sue
cess this season."
, He smiled sadly; it was the very
ghost of a smile.
"That day widl never come!" he re
turned, gravely. "I love her with. all
my heart. She (Heaven bless her!) re
turns my love, yet I must not, dare
not, make her my wife. Burton, I am
a haunted man!"
"Bah! Nonsense!" I laughed a triflk
uneasily. 'W hy, Edgar, what in the
name of common sense is the matter
with you? Surely all is well since she
loves you in return. And, in fact. any
body can see that!"
His face flushed, and a tender smile
stole over his lips.
"I can never bind her life to mine,"
he said, sadly. 'Burton, have you
ever read a poem which says:
Of once sown seed, wbo knoweth what the
Well, I have found out that when wt
sow the seeds of sin, we reap misery
and death. Listen, while I tell you the
story of my sin.
"Some five years ago I loved-oi
thought I loved-a girl in the North. I
was a wild sort of a chap in those days,
and so-although I supposed you will
despise me for it-i deceived her. She
believed berself to be my wife, Burton,
but I cruelly, basely deceived her. She
-had no legal claim, upon me; and at
last, weary of the tie, I deserted her.
"When she found out the truth, she
lost her reason, and in a short time
committed suicide, stabbing herself to
the heart. Poor Lenore! she is amply
revenged. Her spirit has haunted me
from that day to this. - I can see her
now, standing before me, with her
pale, sad face, and great heart-broken
blue eyes, and flowing golden hair, in
one hand the dagger with which she
took her own life. Burton. I tell you
truly, it is driving me mad. I would
not, dare not, ask that noble girl,
Helen Gray, to be my wife and share
the haunted life which is my doom."
His story ended, he arose abruptly
and left me, in blank bewilderment, to
think over what I had heard and what
I had seen!
But I was soon aroused from my rev
The curtain was about to arise, and 1
had duties to perform.
But first I went around to the wings
where I expected to find Miss Gray.
She was all ready to go oni; looking like
a picture, as she always did. For
either on or off the stage, Helen Gray
was the.prettiest little creature imagin
able, and I loved her as a father loves
his favorite child.
The curtain went up and the play be
gan. In the midst of a very pathetic
scene I took up my position in a retired
corner -to watch the progress of tno
plav ite concealed from view of the
ience AI"Tp O
her acting was grand. She was the de
serted wife--the beautiful betrayed
and she was kneeling at the feet of the
villain who had broken her heart, her
hands- clasped in supplication, as she
begged him to have mercy upon her,
and take he- back to his heart again.
He stood gazing coldly down upor
her, his face like a handsome mask,
his dusky eyes full of scorn. He was
about to tura away from her, to cast
her off, and repudiate her forever. He
war about to speak, but all at once his
eyes fell upon some object at the farther
end of the stage, and the words died
upon his lips in a hollow groan.
I glanced in the direction in which
he was staring with wide-open, terror
dilated eyes, and my neart gave a mad
bound and then stood still. For, stand
ing at the opposite wing from where I
was conceiled from view. I saw the
shadowy form of a woman with pallid
face and flowing golden hair, and
wild blue eyes. She was all in white,
and vne haud held a tiny dagger.
It was the apparition that I had
already beheld. Edgar stared like a
statue, his breath coming thick and
fast, his eyes dark with horror. He
made one unsteady srep in the direc
tion of the specter; then faltering,
brokenly, the name "Lenore!" he fell
heavily upon the stage.
I rushed wildly to his side, and
lifted the handsome dark head upon
my knees. He was dead. He had
broken a blood vessel, and death was
We buried him and the public-.nevei
knew his strange story. Miss Gray
etill lives--a sad broken-hearted woman
who mourns her first love with a grief
that even time cannot assuage. Yet,
sad though it is, does not poor Edgar
Harding's fate seem like retribution?
"Of once sown seed, who knoweth what the
B-ginning of the Slave Trade.
Sir John Hawkins was the fly~si
English slave trader. He formed a
company composed of the leading
men of London and fitted out three
srall ships, which saled in 1562..
Later, Queen Elizabeth lent Hawkins.
"Jesus," a large snip of her own of
700) tons, and took shares in the sec
ond African company. She not only
equipped the snip, but put 100 sol
diers on board to provide for contin
gencies. Orn the second voyage Haw
kins brought 400 negroes, and had a
narrow escape of losing them owing
to the lack of water when he was
near the equator ; but, as he piously
recorded in his log: "The Almighty
God would not suffer his elect to per
ish, and sent a breeze, which carried
them safe to Domlnica." ThIs was
the beginning of the slave trade,
which lasted for more than two cen
turies before it was finally suppressed.
She'd Be Dead.
"It ain't no wonder that city peo
pie don't live long," said old Mrs.
.ason. "Law, me, it I had as many
neighbors to look after as folks that
lives in cities must have, I'd be dead.
in lesn ajem. "...nianaolis Jour.
TRAMPS OF THE OCEAN.
DirtyNomade Looked Upon with Greaf
Disfavor by Regular Liners.
There is one very peculiar feature ir
he maritime life of every country about
which very little is generally known
and that is the tramp steamship, says
the Brooklyn Eagle. Every year num
bers of steamers, some large, some
small, often ugly and dirty to look at,
and commonly called tramps from their
I readiness to go anywhere and take a
hand in trade that happens at the mo
ment to promise a profit, arrive at and
leave our shores. These ocean foot
pads are generally worn out hulks, dis
carded by the companies who own
them, and belonging to no reg
ular line and identified with
no particular class of cargo, and
are sent ont as a matter of speculation
to pick up what freight they can from
port to port, like an old and worthless
horse turned out of the regular pasture
to find a living by the roadside. They
are the guerrillas of the sea. Some of
them leave their native countries, gen
erally England, Norway, Germany, and
Spain, a few months before their an
nual tickets of inspection expire, and
remain away soipetimes for years with
out undergoing a new survey and in
spection. On such ships the boilers
may be on the point of explosion, the
machinery may be in a dangerous con
dition, inadequate in power.to propel
the ship against great stress of weath
er; the steering gear may be warranted
to jam at some critical moment; their
hulls may be in the last stage of decay,
and perhaps their boats are not fit to
float when lowered from the davits,
yet so long as the vessel holds together
and after leaving one port arrivei safe
ly at another, no one grumbles except
the crew, whose arrangements are
oftimes such that they can not leave
the vessel if they would, for care is
taken to ship, if possible, only married
men, and with an offer of allotment
notes, leaving half-pay to their fami
lies, these seamen must invariably And
sureties that they'will not desert the
ship during the period agreed upon in
the ship's articles. There can be noth
ing worse in the way of cheerlessness
and discomfort than life abroad such
craft, and the hardships and grievances
if these seafarers are peculiarly great.
The crews are usually of a mixed
!haracter, and are made up of Scotch
men (generally as engineers), Scand
navians, English, Irish, Danes, Nor
weglans, Germans, Italians, Lascars,
Lnd negroes. Chief engineers receive
from $55 to $74 per month; firemen,
$19.46; trimmers, $14.59; carpenters,
$29.19. The average wages may be
said to be about as follows:.. First
ofacer, $4.80; secod mcert.
engineer, $68.1S-second engin-er,
$48.66; carpenter, $26.76; steward,
$29.20; cooks, $23.11; boatswain, $19.46;
donkey men, $20.67; able 'seamen,
$17.03; ordinary seamen, $9.73; fire
men, $18.25; mess steward, $9.73. On
French "tramps" the rates per month
are: Captain, $38.60 and 1 per cent. on
gross freight; mate, $38.60; second
mate, $27.62; boatswain, $21.23; able
seam'en, $11.58; chief engineer, $77.20;
second engineer, $36.80; third engineer,
p28.95; firemen, $15.44; coal trimmers,
$11.5S; carpenters, $15.44; stewards
114.48; cooks, $16.41; boy, $5.79.
After having been laid up at Liver
pool or Glasgow for some time orders
will be given to prepare the tramp for
sea. Off she will start on a voyage that
will be extraordinarily zigzag. Per
haps to commence with she goes to
Cardiff for a cargo of coal to one of the
West Indian islands. Arriving at des
tination orders are given to proceed to
Rio, where the captain finds a cargo of
coffee for Cape Town, from whence he
proceeds to Shanghai or Foochoo for s
shipment of tea to San Francisco o:
New York, if to the latter port, per
haps there is another trip to Rio, and
thence a journey to Antwerp. Eventu
ally the ship gets back home, more or
less the worse for her journey round the
globe, and then, with a coat of paint
and a polish to such metal as she may
have, this tramp is made to appear to
the landsman's eye a stanch and good
ship. Besides being able to carry car
goes and freight at much lower rates
than the ships of regular companies,
the fact of their being able to carry .oD
other business gives them a still furthej
opportunity to unfairly compete witk
The operating expenses of these
ocean tramps are reduced to a very lov
level. The coal consumption is small,
In many cases not over twenty-five to
forty tons a day; the crew is as smaUJ
as possible, and the other general ex
peses are kept at a minimum.
On the sea the tramp steamer is bu
Little liked. Blundering along with a
bad lookout, perhaps none at all, the
tramp is a terror to the owners of small
sailing craft--yachts, fishing and coast
ing schooners-and, taking no notice of
their lights,- often crashes Into them,
remorselessly sending some of the oc
upants to a watery grave. The offi
ers of mail steamers, also, profess
great dislike to the tramp, which may
be partly assumed and partly real, for
they greatly dread a collision with
some badly steered, carelessly man
aged vessel heavily laden with coal or
iron or grain. The question Is, what
becomes of all the ocean tramps? Some
are sold for coasting and up-river trade
on the African coast and other out of
the way places; many are broken up
for old iron, but the majority of them
probably end their career, so far as any
record of them is concerned, by being
chronicled in the daily papers as mis
dg, which means that they have linally
uccumbed to some peril of the sea.
An Agile and Inquisitive Cow.
A red and white cow climbed a long
lght of steps and trotted through the~
second story of the Weems Steamboat
rQmnan's offics on, Light street Brtl
timore, the other "a-y. Vie cow wa
one of a drove shipped from Rappaha
nock, Va., by A. H. Jones on the stear
er isseX. It was driven off the what
into the street, and when opposite th
road open entrance to the office of th
company the cow suddenly turned froi
the street and started up the stairwa3
climbing twenty-four steps to the set
ond story. At the top of the steps th
visitor found herself in a 140-foot hal
Open doors were hurriedly shut and th
cow struck an easy trot, and, startin
from the head of the stairway, ran th
whole length of the hall. She poke
her head out of a widow, gazed ore
the harbor and showed a disposition t
climb out on a roof which overhun;
the watem Several men approaehe
the cow from outside of the windoN
and persuaded her to retrace her step
along the hall to the head of the stee]
stairway. Here four men took hold o
the intruder and forced her down th
stairs to the street again.-St. Loui
CROWS NOT TO BE TRUSTED
A Cunning Bird's Stratagem to Ge
Food at a Hunter's Camp.
"A crow is the slickest. bird flyinj
when it wants to be," said Lige Thom
ner as he sat on the edge of a soap bo:
at Williams' store at Long Hill Cente:
near Bridgeport, Pa., "and to prove it
will tell a circumstance-stbat occurre
when a party of us were camping a
Zsanaan Mountain pond-last fall.
"There were an almighty lot of crowi
around the hut we occupied, and on,
day I brought out my gun and shoL Intl
the flock. All escaped mry shot excep
one which was lying on the groun<
wounded. I went to the place an<
picked the wounded bird up, and fount
that Its left leg had beenproken by thi
shot Taking the crow to the hut I am
putated the leg, and taking a hot coa
from the fire burned the stump so tlwi
It would not bleed. The bird was thei
,#Uowed to go at liberty, but: Instead o:
[eaving the vicinity of the camp it hun;
around, and the boys.:would feed I
with crumbs from the tauble, and it ie
came quite tame. It would come limp
Ing Into camp just like a veteran afte
"At about meal time tie crow, coule
be expected at first, but at last .s vis
ts became more frequent One of th4
boys hinted that the bird we were feed
Ing was not the victim of my gun shot
and investigating this theory we foun
what a gay deceiver the'crow is. U1
the alley leading to thedlyot where the
bird had been In the habi of receivius
ts food there hoppe4ene day a fin(
black crow. There wai othing abon
the bird to show that-twas not th(
same-one that had beeu the object oi
our bounty-so long.-t-iGyoni-oneev
"'I'll bet that ain't our crow,' sait
"'Yes, it is, too,' I says; 'it has onl)
" You wait and see,' says Charley
and away he hurried and returned witI:
is gun. Raising it and taking careftui
aim he fired, and the bird stretched
over on the ground dead. We made ar
examination, and sure enough the bird
had two legs as good and sound as an-y
bird flying. When it had come into oi
amp it had hitched the other up undei
ts wing so as to deceive us and secure
food. It must have watdhed us feeding
he wounded bird G2. saw an oppor
unity of securing fo'ed by imitating
hat one. All crows are so near alike
tere Is no identifying one, and the
nly way we knew ours was by the onE
eg. When such a clever imitator at
acked us we were badly fooled. I de
ot know what became of the real
ounded bird. It never showed up
fter the other was killed. I don't know.
ut that we had been feeding the bogu:a
ird for the real one for weeks befor'
we found out our mistake as it was."
CORN AND COTTONJ.
rwo Staples in Which the Uniitee
State. Lead the Wholo Word.
Cotton and corn are the two grea.
American staples, and the two in which
he United States stand easily at the
ead not only of all countries, but of
ll countries combined. The total cot
on supply of the world, figured on the
asis of bales of 400 pounds each, is
aout 12,000,000 bales, and of this
aount the United States p~rodnces
aout 9,000,000 bales, or two-thirds of
he whole amount The crop here at.
aned the highest figures before thq
ar in 1860, when it was 4,G00,009
ales of 470 pounds; 1892 was tihe bes!
ear for cotton since, the crop bei:~s
,000,000 bales of 470 pouand-s.
The corn of the United States ?m
.04 is 65.000,000 acres, and lith 11!
roduct 1,200,000,000 bushlis, of~ t
alue of about $600,000,000. The gieat
orn year was 1889, with a crop of
2,100,000,000 bushels; 1891 followed
ith 2,000,000,000 bushels. In 1802
nd 1893 the figures were about the
ae-1,600,000,000 bushels. Compared1
ith the value of the corn and cotton
rop, the other agricultural proditc
tions of the United States occupy a
ubordinate position, the val te ofth
heat crop being $225.000.000i. c(ats
214,000,000, potatoes $91,, r)4har
ley $27,000,000, rye $13,000..0m, an;I
Two surprises because of the '1!Ter
ne in value compared with orPlinary
ublic expectations are hay nud to
acco. The hay crop of the United
States amounted last year to $1~8.0.
00 in value; the tobacco crop. on the
ather hand, amounted to only 8:.:0.
)00. The last year preceding u1s803)
he tobacco crop was 50 per cent. gt-*
er, and considerably more than Ihai
f it came from two States, Ke:.ay~k
d Tennessee. Kentucky s;nds ioa
the head of the tobacco St.ate.:. lX enn.
~ylvania is at the head of zlhee ini the
~orth. Connecticut comes nest: .Nev'
I MAPPnE ?RESEnVES.
I Pare the pineapple, and take out al
2 eyes and discolored. parts. Cut ir
2 slices, cut slices in small pieces, tak
1 ing ont core. Weigh the fruit, ani
A put in a pan with half as many poundi
2 of sugar as fruit. Let it stand ovej
night. In the morning put it over th(
2 fire and let it boil rapidly for a minut<
only, as cooking long discolors it
Put it in jars and seal closely. -Detroil
Squeeze the pulp from five poundi
.f grapes; boil this for five minutes oi
until the seeds can be strained out,
i using a vorcelain potato masher tc
i press the pulp through the sieve; add
two pounds of sugar, the 3kins, one cup
of vinegar, a teaspoonful each of all
spice and cinnamon, a saltspoonfu:
each of mace and cloves and a half i
teaspoonful of salt; add the spices it
bags and boil until it thickens. Th
housewife who gave me this receipi
adds a little cayenne pepper at the
last. It is delicious with cold meats.
Maria Parloa, in Good Housekeep
ing, says: For three or four peopl
use two ounces of stale bread, free
from crust, two ounces of grated oi
finely broken cheese, one gill of boil
ing water, one gill of cold milk, on(
level teaspoonful of salt, a grain of
cayenne, one tablespoonful of buttai
and two eggs. Have the bread brokez
into small pieces and pour the boiling
water over it. When soft, add the
salt, pepper and milk and break up
fine. Beat the yolks and white of the
eggs separately and stir them into the
mixture. Add the cheese. Pat the
butter into a frying-pan and set ovez
a hot fire. When the butter is so hol
that it begins to turn brown, pour in
the omelet and cook until it begins to
get set, drawing the mixtare back a
little as you would a plain omelet.
Now fold it and let it brown slightly.
Turn out on a hot dish and serve im
HOW TO TnEPABE POULTRY.
In preparing poultry for cooking
here are a few rules to follow: Chick
ens, ducks, capons and turkeys should
be killed at least twenty-four hours
before using. When well picked, singe
by removing the stove cover and put
ting some paper in. Pass the bird
over the flame, taking care not to
blacken or burn it. Cut the neck off
as near the body as possible. Cut the
injjlt -Tour forefinaer loosen the
crop and take it out CuFa slff un.
der the rump large enough to run the
hand into the body. Put the hand in
carefully to loosen the contents of the
body and stomac.h in every direction
so that all may be drawn out in oue
mass. Pour warm water through the
bird and wipe out with a towel. Cut
the gall from the liver, then throw the
liver into cold water. Scald and skin
the feet; put gizzard, heart, feet, and
neck in a pint or .more water, with a
little onion. 'Let them stew slowly
until reduced one-half. All poultry
needs just this treatmnent.-New York
To remove paint stains apply tur
.pentine at once, if possible.
For asthma soak blotting paper in
strong saltpeter water; dry, and burn
Clear, black coffee diluted with water
and containing a little ammonia will
clean and restore black clothes.
Pour diluted carbolic acid at once
upon every part of a poisonous wound;
afterward give internal stimulants.
If the eyes are weakened by close
work, such as painting, embroidery or
reading, bathe them frequently in
weak alum water.
To aleanse cut glass, wash it intepid
watos and dry thoroughly. Polish
with a brush used for the purpose and
Before beginning to seed raisins
.over them with hot water and let
them stand fifteen minutes. The seeds
can then be removed easily.
A poultice made of Indian meal,
covered with Young Hyson tea, mois
tenedi with hot water and laid on a
burn will relieve the pain in five min-.
For moist hands ninety grains o1
eau de cologne and fifteen grains of
belladona is an excellent lotion, after
the use of which dust with powdered
One of the best remedies for tooth
ache is the common compound tine
ture of benzoin. If a few drops are
placed on cotton and put in or around
the tooth the pain will be almost in
For laundry use kerosene is very ef
factual in whitening clothes. A half
a teacupful in a boiler of clothes will
produce a most satisfactory result.
Yet care must be exercised when using
this explosive material.
Where the hair is thinning the fol
lowing is excellent: Mix equal quan
tities of olive oil and spirit of rose
mary with a few drops of oil of nut
meg. Rub into roots at mgh~t. Sim
ple rosemary tea is also good.
The sooner a man becomes convinced
of the things he can't do the quicker he
will succeed in life.
ILife is too short to waste in critic
peep or cynic bark, quarrel or repri
mand 'twill soon be dark.
(,ood advice is scarce, and those who
have the most of it to spaIre are the last
ns on part with it.
Lam's Horn Sounds a warltag Wot to
with a long
face ought t6
pray a good
deal before he
starts for church.
- . -1 s somebody's
Jesus C hr isat
was poor, but he
/ never begged.
the top side of a
doud Is always brIght.
A lazy man loses heart every time h.
tooks at the clock.
Love is the only thing that more than
pays for all it gets.
The best advertisement for a revival
a the revival itself.
Controversy in religious matters pays
Iao spiritual dividends.
God never says "Come up higher" to
I tny except the faithful.
The sin that shines the bcightest is
the one most apt to kill
Unless we find God to-day somebody
Ase may lose him to-morrow.
If we know how to aim, the bigger
die giant the better the mark. -
The man who looks through cobwebs
will see spiders everywhere.
If the Lord could trust us with mone)
ire would all have more of it.
The man gains nothing who loses his
tharacter and saves his money.
Rebellion against God turns its back
on heaven, and makes its own hell.
The man God helps is the man who
is doing what he can to help hfmself.
The devil may feel proud of his worb
when he looks at a drunkard's home.
It is always the self-righteous man
who wants to know where Cain got his
Some shepherds seem to forget that
sheep never stand on their hind legs to
For every fault we see in others wt
nave two of our own which we over
The conviction of sinners is sure to
ae deep when the church is hearing God
The Journey to the cross is short when
we are willing to go to it with bleed
The devil can behave himself as well
As an angel when he has to do it to
gain his point.
One reason why Christ ate with pub
8cans anf-sinners was iat they made
The blind would never find out that
they were blind, if somebody with eyes
didn't tell them so.
The religion that is only seen on Sun
lay, is not the kind that Is going to
bring the world to Christ- t
When man finds God in peace it is
pecause he sougl4 him as a sinner wher t
he had no peace. 6
The man who gives as God tells him T
co, will do himself more good than the
mne who receives his gifts.r
When the devil walks abroad as a
roaring lion, seeking whom he may de'
your, he never shows his teeth. -
God doesn't tell the unconverted man
that he is asinner, but turns on the
Uight and shows him that he is one.
Give some people the power to move
mountains, and how quick they would
spoil the country for everybody else.
Moses saw the burning bush as hb
was passing by, but he didn't hear God
speak until he turned-and went to it. i
A revival is as much the result of
ibedience to certain laws and condi.
tions, as the production of an electrie
The church would have greater vie.
tories if there were no men in her
ministry except those whom God has
The sermon that does not have some o
thing in it that God has said, will not
provoke any opposition from the king k
It is no doubt easier for God to stoy i
the sun than it is to turn a man around
who has always been in the habit of 3
having his own way. ri
The preacher's spiritual life is morb s
Apt to widen and deepen when he is be- 9
ing persecuted for righteousness' sake,
than when his salary has been doubled. I 1
The Bible declares that people ofj
Aealth and culture are not made out of
any better clay than common folks, but
bushels of sermons are written which
studiously avoid pressing home thisJ
SWorking Jones for It.
"Smith is a good-natured man."
'Why do you say so?"'
"Jones is telling him all the cute e'
things his baby says and Smith is t
laughing heartily and seems interesto '
"Smith wanted to borrow $3 from me si
just now and I couldn't let him hav-e p
it."-New York Press. si
Begun 300 Years Ago.
In sixteen months the great drainage d
eanal of the City of Mexico will be ti
opened. The canal is over thirty miles fi
long, and the tunnel through the moun- i
tain six miles. The total cost will have
been $20,000,000, and they have been C
fooling with the thing off and on for ft
BOO years. i
There is no cheerfulness In the work'
that equals that of an amnate~nr in reV
jIt never becomes entirely dark to p
News in Brief
-The deepest ocean is the gacfic.
-The Japanese are fond of t thing.
-Electrical cranes are multiplying.
. The Black Sea has a depth of 00
-The cost of the Mexican war War
-Berlin is said t3 be the healthiest
city in the world.
-The velocity of light may be taler
%t about 186,300 miles a second.
"-_A new telegraph invention will
eonvey 2000 words a minute over the
-The skin is rough because by that
means it is better adapted to receive
-The wren often makes a dozen
nests, leaving all but one unfnishd
-Germany reports 289 instances of
suicide amiong school children durn
h6 last six years.
-Many pairs of sandals have been
recovered at Pompeii. The soles are
6 stened with nails.
-Dr. Joule's studies in mechanical
equivalents of heat brought forth the
-There are said to have been five
micides in five years in Divimty HalL
-Brooklyn (N. Y.) elevated and sur
ace roads carried nearly 200,000,00(
assengers the past year.
-When the Japanese wish to send
rapes to distant friends -they -pack
Jherm in boxes of arrowroot.
-Mrs. Mozette, of Jackson County,
ichigan, an inmate of the cointv
ilmshouse, is 106years old.
-In nearly all arid land regionsf
irtesian wells can be obtained. at r
lepth of from 303 to 600 feet.
-It is proposed to build 'an electrie
ailroad fifteen niles from lortland.
Efe., along the Elizabeth shom.
-Substances liable. to explosion are,
bs it were, says Professor C. A. Mitch
1l", in a state of unstable equilbriui
-The smallest church iu the worlda
't St Lawrence, Isle of Wight. -A
:ongregation of forty would crowd it.
-Half a teaspoonful of sugar scat
ored over a dying fire is better that
cerosene and has no element of dan
-The French claim that '
ras invented by Lebon in 1802, who
nade gas by the dry distillation .o'
-The ground has only beenlightly
:overed with- snow at Mobile, Ala.,
ive times durinethe last seventyfivr
A monument of Dr. Charoot, the
treat hypnotist, is iow an assured fac
or rar. The money for it har
- Chicago clergymen have formed a
aub to instruet .prospective mission
lies ia foreign languages by means of
-There are forty five survivors .of
he war of 1812 on the roll of the pen
ion cffice, of whom fifteen are 100 Or
nore years old.
-Drawings executed in London were
ecently successfully transmitted by
elegraph to Paris by means. of the
-Motormen in JBaltimore are arrs
ed if they do not stop their cars be
are psing the engine house of the
ity fie department.
-Experte have made exausie
eat., and have found it took no more
over to haul the double truck ea'
han the smngle truck car.
-Australian ranchme2 make use of
ie telephone to warn each other of
toxin signals, "and in Montana' they
re beginning to follow suit.
-An error of athousandth patof a
coond im au astronomical clulation
rould mean an error of 200,000000,006
iile, m the distance of a smr.
In building nest. birds invariably
void the use of bright colored mate
ials, which would add to the chancer
? the enemy in iocating them.
-In China, which has long been
nown s "the land of opposites," the
jals of clocks are made to turn
round, while the bands standstill.
-Edgar F. Whitman of Nantucket,
lass., who is building a steam car
lage for his personal use, think that
team carriages will ultimately sap'
:ant horse carriage.
-.In the sugar corn the conversionot
igar into starch is arrested at a par
cular point in the growth; the grain -
oes no filI out, and is consequently
.-Bees readily distinguish color, blu..
eing their favorite; and ants are sensi
ye to the ultra violet rays of the
aeotrum, which are invisible to Iau
.-ev. C. M. Jones, of Oneonta, N.
.owns one of the first horseshoes
rer 2~made by machinery. It weigha
g'o and a half pounds and was made
STroy in J85~8.
-No receptacle has ever been made,
rong enough to resist the bursting
ower of freezing water; 20-pound
iells have been rent asunder ar
iough made of pottery.
--The new glass wall linings intro
neced in Berlin are not brittle, but
iey suggest irreseistibly the necessity
>r residents of vitreous dwellings no?
--Miss Ellen Tickle, of Heno, Butler
ounty Ohio, is said tobe the smallest
ill-developed woman now living She
thirty one years old, and weighr
at twenty eight pounds.
-Careful measurements of cloud
clocities at the Blue EillObservatory,
Eass.. show that at the height of five 7
liles the movemnment is three times
ister in summer than at the earth's
mife and six times niwintor.