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TRIwEIKYEIN WINNSBORO, S C., M,AY 20 189.ETBLhD18).\
The article in the Youth's Compan.
on of Jan.. 10, 1S95, on the introduction
of lucifer-matches and the fire-making
and fire-keeping means which preced
ed these Lseful little articles, has call.
ed out an interesting account, from the
Rev. H. C. Hamilton, of Richwood,
Ohio, of a device which was employed
In his family, in his youth. In those
early and matchless days, every boy
learned well the art of so coverina
fire in the ashes that it would not gc
out over night. But nevertheless it
sometimes became necessary to "bor
row fire," or carry it to a camp; and
in such cases the ordinary method
In which It was done is thus described
by Mr. Hamilton:
When one of us boys wished to carr.
dre to the sugar camp, or with us on
a hunt for rabbits, opossums, or coons,
we would get as much tow from a
hogshead in the barn as we could
carry In one or both hands. We would
flatten this out Into somewhat the
same shape as that of one of our
mother's shorteikes, lay the tow on the
hearth, and then drop into the center
of it a good solid coal, about the size
of a hen's egg. Then we gathered the
tow up into a knot, with the coal in
This made a tow-ball, with a livt
.oal in the center of it. We prevented
the tow from burning by the pressure
of the hand; and in this way could
carry a live coal for several hours.
When everything was ready to star
s fire, we opened the tow-ball and
thus gave the fire air; and the result
was that the tow took fire, blazed up,
and set fire to the kindling provided.
But we had another use for our ball
if fire and tow. We called it a"warm
tiander." When the weather was cold,
and our mits were bad, or we had
none, we would make these tow-balls
and carry them with us as we went
from place to place.
We could put our bands, in whic,
we held the balls, in our pockets, and
thus. have a miniature stove in our
"wampus," or our trousers' pockets.
Our hands were thus protected from
the cold, and we were ready at the
same time to start a fire at a mo
I am sure that I could carry a bal
if fire and tow with me a distance of
sixteen miles, and then start a fire 1i
two seconds from the time I arrived,
and in the meantime have a tiheap
device that would put a lady's muff
to shame as a meafg otecting thi
hands from cold.
Where,-the Giants Come From.
Nearlyevery race has contributed to
fiantisra, but the English has furnished
far tld largest proportion, partly, per
haps,4because the English have always
been; fond of seeing giants and paying
for ;the privilege, thereby drawing the
t of physical bigness, which has
always been modest, out of its unde
served obscurity. Next to the Eng
ish, the Irish have supplied the largest
number, but the Irish giant Is rarely
grown nowabays, since that stock has
been drawn upon so heavily by Ameri
ca. Germany and the United States
have supplied, each, eight or nine men
who have won publicity and fame by
their exuberant physique. It seems to
be the Central and Western States that
supply the American giants, and our
war records show that In these regions,
together with Maine and Vermont, the
average stature is the highest. There
have been French and Italian, Negro
and Arab giants, but the number is
few, and it is evident that the tem
perate zones and the large races sup
ply the most cases of giantism. It is a
curious fact that since Biblical days
there have been no giants among the
The Secretary of the Interstate Deep
Harbor Committee. which some years
ago took hold of the project to secure a
deep harbor at Galveston, reports that
the work is nearing completion. Two
jetties are built, having lengths of six
and one-eighth and four and one-quar
ter miles. They now are over the crest
of the bar and are being extended sim
ultaneously, with an excellent prospect
that the scouring by ocean water will
keep the channel open after it has been
formed. The work will also result in
free docks and free railroad facilities
at a point on the main land known as
Texas City, which is being built on high
land across the bay northwest from
Galveston. The contract has been let
to a Chicago contractor to construct
for $260,000 a sixteen-foot channel f romn
the Texas City docks to deep water.
Another contract is let for dredging the
harbor area in front of the Texas City
docks, which are to be improved 50C
feet into the bay and 2,500 feet along
the shore. The total wvater front is six
miles. The wharf improvements at
Galveston and the terminal facilities
now extant have cost up~wards of ten
mIllion dollars and other contemplated
Improvements will cost several mill ions
more. A bridge company has been or-,
ganized to build a bridge across the
bay to accommodate newv roads deosir
lng to enter Galveston, this to cost a
million dollars, and it is proposed tc
charge $1.50 per car for all trafii
Those who are sure of going to
Heaven want to take the whole world
Tragedy has the great mo~ral defect
of giving too much importance to life
Give a man thA world and he will
try to kick other planets out of exis
Idleness is emptmess; the tree in
which sap is stagnant rer..ains fruit.
It is a wise political boss who re alizes
in time that he has only a passmng
Researches in the Air.
The air of a meeting room, tested II
Afferent places at different times dur
.ng the progress of the meeting, show
!d numbers of micro-organisms vary
.ng from 135,000 to 3,500.000. The air
near the ground contained fewer than
:he air near the ceiling. For example,
:he air some four feet from the ground
xontained 270,000 before the meeting
tud at the end of the meeting 400,000,
while near the ceiling the amount at the
)eginning of the meeting was 3,000,000
Lnd at the end of the meeting this had
been increased to 3,500,000. Air near
. burning jet of gas showed the larges
figures of all. Thus, in the immediate
vicinity of a bunsen flame the gigantic
anumber of 30,000,000 was found In a
:ubic centimeter, or 489,000,000 per cu
blic inch. In Mr. Aitkin's own words:
'It does seem strange that there may be
ts many dry particles in one cubic ineh
)f air of a room at night when the gas
s burning as there are inhabitants in
xreat Britain; and that in three cubic
.nches of gases from a bunsen flame
there are as many particles as there
ire inhabitants of the world." Possi
bly tests on the air of smoking rooms
would reveal still greater numbers.
Mr. Aitken has not yet tested such air,
but he found that a cigarette smoker
sends 4,000,000,000 particles, more or
less, into the air with every puff he
:iakes.-The Gentleman's Magazine.
The Cautious Carp.
In the second act, scene 1, of "Ham.
et." we find Polonius saying of Rtey
naldo, "See you now; your bait of false
hood takes this carp of truth;" whicb
would seem to imply that your carp
was a gullible creature; such, how
ever, and alas! not being the case, at
any rate in these days. Nor was this
fish regarded as an easy prey by the
skilled anglers of 250 years ago. Writ
Ing about thirty years after the death
f our Immortal subject, Master Izaak
Walton says: "The carp is the queen
of rivers * * * a very subtle lish
* * if you will fish for a carp you
nust put on a very larg.nieasure of
>atience. * * .Y~
Elsewhere, with pain, one notes un
late 'rig reference to Cyprinus, which
Xaniere lauds thus: "Of all the fisLi
that swim the watery mead.-not one in
cunning can the carp exceed." Buffou
was so impressed with its extreme cau
don and williness that he designated it
'the fresh-water fox;" as for Walton,
to that which we have already quoted.
there Is appended the remark, "He is
hard to be caught." Now, whatever
may be thought of old Isaak as a nat
ralist, it must be admitted that as re
gards deluding coarse fish he was de
idedly "all there."-The Gentleuan's
Either a Swede or a Dane (I think a
Swede) told me that in his country
adoptions of this sort are common, and
for a singular reason-so singular that
I mention it on tihe chance that some
of your readers may be able either to
confirm or refute it. My informant, if
understood him rightly, said that
mong the genitlefolk of his nation it is
tought ill-bred to pronounce tihe pro
oun "you;" tile full name or title of
he person addressed ha~s to be given,
nd to be often repeated. But though
hey may not say "you." they may saly
thou." Therefore, to avoid the more
umbrous form, tutoienment soon be
ins among friends.
But tutoieament, my informant saik
volves a sort 'of adoption, and the
nse of Christian names. "What thlen."
asked, "is done when there is a great
isparity of years?" "In that ease,"
e replied, "the younger friend ad
resses the elder as uncle or aunt."
he matter a'nd manner of this recital
ad an old-fashionled flavor, which at
tracted me to Scandinavians and their
Novel Dust-Testing Apparatus.
A.~ new and novel instrument is the
zon ,gope, or dust-testing appar'atus.
t Is not a complicated scientilic ma
rhine, being solely intended for esti
ating in an easy and simple manner
the amount of pollution and number
f dust particles in the atmosphere.
he action of tile instrument is based
n certain color phenomena associated
with what is called "cloudy condensa
tion of air,"' and which can be pro
!ced by steam jets, high or low tem
>erature of the air, tile increased num.
er of dust-nuclei, etc. In working the
oniscope' the air is drawv into the ap
aratus by means of a common air
mp, andl~ quickly passed to the "test
ubes," which are fitted with glass at
When the tube thus charged is hek
oward the light various colors, from
pure white to nearly black-blue-ac
ording to the purity or impurity of
the sample under test-are Indicated.
The dust particles also form an im
>ortant factor in these tests, thle var'ia
on in their numbers causing thle miir
ror to throw all the colors of the rain
Lovely concord and1 most saered
peace dloth nourish vitte, and fast
It is a dangerous bnsmness f,-r men
nd women to lie to each other until
they are married.
As long as there is life there is hopP,
is a truism that everyone on the eve of
suicide should remember.
When you think about a law suit,
hesitate and consider the advantage
that may lie in compre mise.
It is by attempting to reach the top
at a sin gle leap that so much misery is
produced in the world.
Do no talk about the lantern that
holds the lamp; but make haste, un~
over the light and let it shine.
The airy powder puff is heavy with
:he lives of slaughtered innocents. It
Is stated that as many as twenty thou
sand young swans-cygents, as they
are called-are killed every year to
supply this dainty fluff, to say nothing
of innumerable young birds of the
elder duck and wild goose variety.
One cygnet will make nearly a dozen
average-sized puffs, which show how
many women must be, to a greater oi
less extent, addicted to the use of
powder. The puff trade;is highly prof.
itable, as may be judged from the fact
that the down of a cygnet costs little
more than 25 cents, the poor creature
often being plucked alive so that it
may bear another crop, while the puffs
are sold at from 75 cents upward,
nicely mounted in bone, and blue or
pink satin, which adjuncts amount
to comparatively nothing.
Hoot, Toot, Hue and Cry.
Hoot is to make the noise of a&.
wl, huette or chouette; as howl is
owl aspirated, ululare. Hoots, or
hootes, plural, requires only the addi
ion of ium as a common ending to
make hutesium, and we get the very
word wanted in Borel, huz-crierie. If
we write it hu-tes, we have only added
A euphonic "e." To hoot brings us to
toot, and the tooting horn of the old
mail coach, and so to the hootes and
huz above arrived at
To toot is to hoot through the lon&
iorn; to tout is only another spelling of
:he same word, meaning to advertise
by blowing a horn. In "hue and cry"
It is further cut down still, but it brings
us back, all the same, to the common
law and vivid description of a hasty
pursuit. "with horn and voice." It is
not often that the law is so picturesque
and verisemblable.-Notes and Quer.
A Slight Difference.
Binks-Did I understand you to say
that Swillem rushed the growler-it old
Soak:*- nLl?-- -
Winks-Not at all. I remarked that
he helped carry the bier.-Life.
Wife-The language you used when
vou came home last night was some.
Wife-Don't try to deny it. I am as
positive as I am that I sit here that
-vhen I sad: "Who's there?" you said:
He Stood the Test.
An English vestryman about whose
-onduct some questions arose, was
asked: "Did you not swear at the child
who opened the door to you?" "No,"
was the reply. "I never swear at any
Ime." "Not when you knock your head
against a door?" asked Mr. Turner.
"No," answered the officer. "Then you
must be a good man," said Mr. Turner;
and the guardians, feeling that it would
be waste of time to improve upon this
philosophy, shortly afterward ad
IThe theory of evolution has revohti
Ionized botany. We look now up~on a
lower, not as an independent creation,
but as a form which began centuries
ago in a more primitive outline, and
has adapted its shape to the present
We look upon the flower from the point
of view of structural botany, and then
trom that of the philosophical botany,
or what we may call the Darwinian
point of view.
Some of the dearest things on earth
do not cost us a cent.
The world cannot afford to do with
out reasonable pleasures.
If you would be a sage among fools
never express an opinion.
Let France have good mothers and
she will I ave gooid SODS.
We can do more good by being good
than in any other way.
No amount otflnair oil will make ideas
grow in an empty head.
Be more cautions in lending your
influence than ro'ir money.
Experience is the name men give to
their follios or their sorrows.
Some men tell lies because it is their
only means of getting quoted..
.tiealth is the first censi'leration after
all, for what is wealth without it.
In daily living it is as wise not to
kow as to know.
A million dollars in gold can't bny
meal for a hungry heart.
Capid doesn't fatten on a steady diet
of corn beef and cabbage.
Courtship is seldom a training school
for what comes after.
Some men put into their pockets
mch more than their money.
Only actions give lite strength:
only moderation gives it charm.
Natare is to thin a screen; the glory
of the one breaas in every where.
'The less we parade our misfortaines,
the more sympathy we com...and.
Strength is born in the deep silence :
of long suffering hearts: not amidtst
A man does the most of the fussing,
b ut his wife has her own way jusit the
The man who m akes his own Gol
ha one that drives him with an iron
Di iking water neither makes a
man sick nor in debt nor his wife a
It is marvelous how long a rotten
post will stand, provided it be not
EKXVe DR TALMA6!
LIE BROOKLYN 1DTVINR'S SiN
. DAY SERMON.
TFrT: "Seek yr the Lord while He may be
found. "-Isaiahi iv., 6.
Isaiah stands heai and shoulders abov,
the other Old Tesuament authors in vivid do
scriptivoness of Christ. (;: br prophets give
an outline of our Saviour's features. Some
of them present, as it were. the side far-e o
Christ, others a bust of Christ, but Isaial
givrs us the full len::th portrait of CMbit
Other Scripture writers exre in aomo thini
-Fzekiel more weird. David more pathecic,
Solomon more epigrammnatie, Hfabakk'ia
more sublime-but when you want to sne
Christ coming out from the gatet of prophe.
cyin all His grandeuranl glory you involun.
tarily turn to Isaiah. so that if the roaphe
eles in regard to Chri-t might be cailed the
"Oratorio of the M'ssiah" the writing oi
Isaiah is the "falleluial Chorus," where all
the batons wave and alI the trumhpets come
i. Isaiah was not a man pl'ked up out ol
insignificance by Inspiration. He was known
and honored. Josehs, an-l Philo and
Sirach extolled him in their writin:. What
Paul was among the apostles Isaiah was
among the prophets.
My text finds him standing on a moun
tain of inspiration, looking' out into the fu.
turo, beholdin:- Christ advantcing and anx
lous that all men might know Him. H1i
voice rings down the ages, "Seek ye the
Lord while He may be found." "Oh," says
some one. "that was for olden times." No,
my hearer. If you have traveled in other
lands, you have taken a eircular lettee ol
credit from some banking house in Ncw
York and in St. Petersbiirg or Venice or
loma or Melbourne or Calcutta. you pre
sented that letter and got llnaiiaela help im.
mediately. And I want you to understand
that the text, instead of being appropriate
for one age or for one land, is a circuiar let
ter for all ases and for all lands, and where
ever it is presented for belp the help come-s.
"Seek ve the Lord whilo iHe may be found.''
I coine to-day with no hair spun theoriet
of religion, with no nieo distiuctions, witt
no elaborate disquisition, but with an urgent
call to personal religion. The gospel o1
Christ is a powerful medicine. It eithei
kills or cures. There are those who say: "I
would liko to become a Christian. I have
been waiting a good while for the righi
kind of influonees to come," and still you
ae--wetfi - n ae-iser in worldly
things than you are In xeligious things. It
you want to get to Albany. you go the Grand
ntral Depot or to the steamboat wharf,
and having got your ticket you do not sit
down on the wharf or sit In the depot. You
get aboard the boat or train. And yet there
are men who say they are waiting to get tc
heaven, waiting, waiting. but not with in
telligent waiting, orthey would get on board
the line of Christian influences that wouk'
ear them into the kingdom of God.
Now, you know very well that to seek a
thing is to search for it with earnest endeav
or. If you want to see a certain man in
this city, and there is a matter of $10,OOC
oonneoted with your seeing him, and you
qannot at first ind him, you do not give up
the search. You look in the directory, but
eaunot find the name. Yra go in circles
where you think perhaps heanay mingle, and
having found the part of tre city where he
lives, bu4 perhaps not k:. :ang the street,
you go through street aftf - '.,et..and froma
block to block, and you Xcep on searching
for weeks and for months.
You say, "It is a matter of $10,000 whetho:
I sae him or not." Oh, thmt men were :u
persistent in seeking for Christ! Had yor
one-half that persistence you would long agc
i.-avo foind irm who is the joy of the for.
givn spirit. We may pay our debts, wem may
attond church, we may relieve the poor, we
m ay be publie benefactors. and yot all our
lift disohey the text, never see God, never
gain heaven. Oh, that tho Spirzt of God
would help me, while I try to show'you-, i.)
carrying out the idea of my text. fist how to
s-e' .hw Lord and in the nest place when to
teek Him. -
I rem nk. in the first place, you are to scek
the L'rd through earnest and helievin::
prayer. God is not an autocrat or a despoi0
setae on a throne, with His armas resting os
braz.'n lions and a sentinel pacing up mad
[bwnx at the foot of the throne. G'd is a
lather seatedI in a bower, waiting for Irk chil
tren to come and climb on His knee and get
Iis kiss and ils benediction. Prayer is the
co, wit h which we go the "fountin, of living
waler" andl dip up refreshmenut for our
hirsty soul. Grae does not come to the
eart as lv" set a cask at the ea'rne'r of the
house to catch the rain in the shower. It is
a puliey fastened to the throne of God, whieb
ve pll, b:inging the blessing.
I do not care so much what posture yT.L
take in prayer nor how largem an aont ol
oico you uso. You might get down on
our face before God, if you (lid not pray
right Inwardly there would be no response.
ou might cry at the top of your voice, and
nless you ha~d a believing spirit within your
ry would not go further up than the shout
f a plowboy to his oxen. Prayer must be
elieving, earnest, loving. You are in your
ouse some summer day and a shower comies
ulp, and a bird, affrighted, darts into the
window and wheels about the room. You
elze It. You smooth Its ruffled piumag'.
ou feel Its fluttering heart. You say, "P'oor
hing, poor thung!" Now, a prayer goes out
f the storm of this world into the wilndow
f God's mercy, and He catches It, and lie'
es its fluttering pulse, and lHe puts it iu
is own bosom of aiceetion and safety.
rayer Is a warm, ardent, pulsating exereise.
t is an electric battery which, touc'hed,
brilts to the throne of God. It is the diviniq
>ll in which we go down into the depths oif
od's mercy and bring up "pearls of great
,rice" There was an instance where prayer
ade the waves of the Gennesaret solid as
tole pavement. Oh, how many wond~erful
~hngs prayer has accomplished! Have~ yo
ver tried it? In the days whmen the S:'ote
ovenanters were porSecutedl and the anme
ore after them one of the heal min amn:.;I
he Covenanters prayed: "Oh. Lir-i, we be.
Sdead mn unless Thou shalt-helIp us! Oh,
Lord, throw the lap of Thy cloM: ov-'r the
por thingsi" And Instantly a Sct':h mis~t
levelo ped and hid the perseenmted' from tihl
Mrsecuto-the promrise literally fulfilled.
*While they are yet speaking I will hear."
Have you ever tried the power o'f prayer~I
lod says. "He is loving and faith ful and p
:et." Do you believe that? You are told
hat Christ came to save sinners. Do0 you
elieve that? You are toll that all you havg
o do to get the pardon of the gospel is t
ask for it. Do you believe thamtl? Thien om
o hilm and say: "0 Lordl. ? know Thou
anst not lie. Thou hast told me to come
for pardon and I could get It. I come. Lord.
eep Thy promise and liberate my captive
Oh, that you might have an altar ini the
mrlor, In the kitchen, in the store, in the
arn, for Ghrlst will be willing to comae agair.
o the manger to hear prayer. He would~
ooime to your place of business as He con,
rnted Matthew, the tax comnmissioncr. I:
a measure should come before Congr:-ss thai
ou thought would ruin the Nation, how you
would send In petitions and remnonLtranices.
nd yet there has been enough sin in youu
eart to ruin It forever, and you have nevem
rmonstrated or petitioned against it. Il
our physIcal health failed and you had the
eans. you would go and snend the summel
In 1erma~ny and tnle winter in Italy. and you
ould thinik ii a very cheap outlay if you
ad to go all round the earth to get back
your physical health. Have you made any
sifort, any expenditure, any exertion for
your immortal and spiritual health?
Oh. that you mIght now begin to scelq
after God with earnest prayer! Some of you.
have been working for years and years fot
the support of your families. Have yom
gtwan a-half Aar to the workinfr out 01
euvaa wira rear ana rremoung
Yon came here with an earnrst purpose, I
take it, as I have come hither with an earne4
purpuse, and we meet face to face, and I tel
rou, first of all, if you want to find the Lori
7vu must pray and pray and pray.
I remara again. you must seek the Lori
th rough Bible study. The Bible is the new
est book in the world. "Ob." you say, "it
Was made hundreds of years ago, and the
larned men of King James translated it
hundlreds of years ago." I confute that idea
by telling you it Is not fivb minutes old when
God by His blessed spirit retranslates it into
thie heart. Ir you will, in the seeking of the
way of life through Sripturc study, implore
G;od's light to fall Upin the pago, you will
Tnd that these pronii<s are not cno second
>ld, aid that ihey drop straight from tht
;hrone of God into your heart.
'ihere are :many pcoplo to whom the BibIt
J--s not :mrnoant to much. If they merely
looa el ths outsido bauty. why. it will no
miore lead thom to Christ than Washington's
hxarwlI address. or the Koran of Mohammed.
Dr the Shaster of tne Hindoos. It is the In'
u'ard light of Gol's word you must get. I
vent up to the Church of the Madeleine in
'aris and looked at the doors, which are the
most wonderfully constructed I ever saw,
&ad I could have staid there for a whole
week. but I had only a little time. So, hav
Ing glaned at the wonderTal carving on the
loors. I passed in and looked at the radiant
&'tars and the seulptured dome. Alas, that
5o many stop at the outside door of God's
holy w rd, looking at therhetorical beauties
Instead of going in and looking at the altars
-f sacrifico and the dome of God's mercy and
:alvatioa that hovers over penitent and be
When you come Into the religious etrele,
some only with one notion and only for one
2urpose-to find the way to Christ. When I
ie people critical about sermons, and riti
ral about tones of voice, and critical about
;"rnioie delivery, they make me think of a
nan in prison. He is condemned to death,
xutan ofileur of the government brings a
:pardon and puts it through the wicket of
:h pri.-onand says: "iere is your pardon.
"owauw'nd get it." "What! Do you expect
nor to take that pardon offered with such a
Voice as you have, with such an awkward
anner as you have? I would rather die
-han so compromise my rhetorical notions."
Mi, the man does not say that. He takes it.
[t is his life. He does not care how it is
talided to hin. And if to-day that pardov
from the throno of God is offered to our
souls abould we not seize it regardless of aY
But I come now to the last part of m3
:ext. It tells us when we are to seek the
bord, ",adTh ~Ho.may be found." When is
Tr' Old age? You may not see old age.
ro-morrow? You may not see to-morrow.
ro-night? You may not see to-night. Now!
Dh, if I could only write on every heart in
three capital letters that word N-0-W-nowl
Sin is an awful disease. I hear people say
%vith a toss of the head and with a trivial
manner, "Oh, yes, I'm a sinner." Sin Is 4n
iwful disease. It is leprosy. It is dropsy,
it is consumption. It is all moral disorder
in one. Now, you know there is a crisis in a
disease. rerhaps you have had some illus.
tration of it in your family. Sometimes the
physician has called, and he has looked at
the patient and said: "That case was sim
ple enough, but the crisis has passed. If you
had called me yesterday or this morning, I
could have cured the patient. It is too late
now. The crisis passed." Justso itis inth.
ipiritual treatment of the soul-there is j
There are some here who can remember in
stances in life when, if they had bought &
certain property, they would have become
very rien. A few acres that would have cost
hen almost nothing were offered them.
rhey refused them. Afterward a large vil.
lage or city sprung up on those acres ol
ground, and they see what a mistake they
made in not buying the property. Then
was an opportunity of getting it. It nevei
came back again. And so it is in regard it
a man's spirtual and eternal fortune. There
Is a chance. if you let that go, perhaps i4
aever comes back. Certainly that one neve
A fentleman told me that at the battle a
Gottysburg he stood upon a height looking
c Upon the conflicting armies. Ho said it
WLS the most exciting moment of his lifa
Now one army seeming to triumph and nom
the other. After awhile the host wheeled is
2m.h a way that he knew in five minutes thd
whlom question would be decided. He said
the emotion was almost unbearable. Thern
Is just such a time to-day with you-the
forces of light on one side, the forces of dent)
en the other side, and in a few moments the
matter will be settled for eternity.
There is a time which mercy has set fot
!eaving port. If you are on board before that
you will get a passage for heaven. If you
are not on board, you miss your passage for
heaven. As in law courts a ease is some
time's adjourned from term to term and from
year to year till the bill of costs cats up the
entire estate, so there are men who are ad
journing the matter 2f religion froru
time to time and from year to year until
heavenly bliss is the bill of costs the man
vili have to pay for it
Why defer this matter, oh, my doarhearett
[lave you any Idea that ein will woar out;
that it will evaporate; that It will relax its
genrsn; that you may find religion as a man
iteildental ly flatis a lost pocketbook? Ah,
no! No man ever became a Christian by ac
cident or by the relaxing of sin. The em
barrassments are allithe time increasing. The
hosts of darkness are recruiting, and the
longer you post pone this matter the steeper
the path will become. I ask those men who
are be fore me now whether in the ten or fif
teen years they have passed in the postpone
ment of these matters they have come any~
nearer Godc or heaven? 1. would not ber
afraid to challenge this whole audience, so
far as the7 may not have found the peace of
the gospel, In regard to the matter. Your
harts, you are willing frankly to tell me
are becoming harder and harder, and that if
you come to Christ It will be more of an
undertaking now than It ever would have
been before. The throne of judgment will
soon be set, and If you have anything to do
toward your eternal salvation you had bettor
do it now, for the redemption of your soul is
preciocus, and it ceaseth forever.
Oh. if men could only catch one glimpse1
of Christ. I know they would love Him!
Your heart leaps at the sight of a glorious
sunlrise o'r sunset. Cant you be without emo
tien as the Sun of Righteousness rises be
hind Calvary and sets behinid Joseph's sepnl
cher? .Ae is a blessed saviour. Every Na
tion has its type of beauty. There is Ger
man beauty, and Swiss beauty, and Italian
beauty, and English beauty, but I care not
In what land a man first looks at Christ he
pronounces Him "Chief among 10,000, and
the one altogether lovely."
The diamond districts of Brazil are care
fully guarled, and a man does not get In
there ex'ept by a pass from the Government,
but the love of Christ Is a diamond district
we may all enter and pick up treasures for
eternity. "To-day, if ye .will hear His voice,
harden not your hearts."
Tatke the hint of the text that I have nc
time to d well upon-the hint that there is a
timne when IHe cannot be found. There was
a man in this ctty eighty years or age who
saidl to a clergyman who.came in, "Do you
thinuk that a uman eighty years of age cant get
parone?" "Oh, yes." saidl the clergyman.
The o,1d moan said: "I can't. When I was
tw'nty years oinage-I am now eighty years
-the Spirit of God caime to my' soul, and I
felt the importance of attendinag to these
things, but I put It off, I rejected God, and
since then I have had no feeling." "WVell,"
said the minister, "wouldn't you like to have
me pray with you?" Yes," rep lied the old
man, "but It will do no good. Youi can pray
with me if you like to." The minister knelt
down and prayed and commended the ama's
soul to God. It seemed to have no effect
upon him. After awhile the last hour oif the
man's life came, and through his delirium a
spark of intellige'nce seemed to flnsh, anul
with his last breath he said, "I shall never
be forgiven." "Oh, seek the Lord while He
CHEMIST RY IN THE FUTURL
Bow It Wil Warm and Feed MankInd i
the Year 2000.
The Paris correspondent of th
London Daily News writes about
remarkable address by M. Bertheic
at the banquet of the syndical chan
ber of chemical prcduct manufactui
rs recently. M. Berthelot's subec
was "The World in the Year 2000.
After saying that he looked t
chemistry for deliverance from pre,
ent-day social evils and for the poi
sibility of realizing the socialisti
d. eams, that is if a spiritual chemis
try could be discovered to chang
hunan nature as deeply as chemica
science could modify the globe, hi
continued: "This change w.ll b
creatly due to cbemistry utilizing th1
heat of the sun and the central hea
of the globe. The latter can be ot
tained by shafts 2, 000 or 4,000 meter
in depth. Modern engineers ar
aoual to the task of sinking. Thei
the water down so deep would be hol
3.and able to keep all possible machin
ary going. By natural distillation i1
would f rnish iluld free from mi
crobes and would be an unlimitet
source of chemi al and electrica
energy. This could be everywhe:4
ieveloped, and thousands of year
might pass without any noticeabb4
ilminution. With such a source o:
heat all chemical transformation wil
be easy. The production of alimen
Lary matters will be a consequence
This pro(luct:on is in principle re
solved, and has been for forty years,
by the syntheses of grease and oils
l'hat of hydrates of carbon is voing
Dn, and that of nitrogenous sub
stances is not far off. When energj
:an be cheaply obtained food can b
made from carbon taken from car
bonic acid, hydrogen taken from
water, and nitrogen taken from the
air. What work the vegetables have
3o far done science will soon be able
to do better, and wlth far greatei
profusion, and independently of sea
sons or evil microbes or insects.
"There will be then no passion to
iwn land, beasts need not be bred for
slaughter, man will be milder -and
more moral, and barren regions may
be preferatle to fertile as habitable
places, because they will not be pes
tiferous from ages of manurIng. The
re gn of chemistry will beautify the
planet. There w:ll under It be no
need to disfigure it with geometrical
works of the agriculturist or with
the grime of factories and chimneys.
It will recover its verdure and flora.
The earth will be a vast pleasure gar
len. and the human race will li've In
peace and plenty. But it will not b
idle, for idleness is not happiness
and work Is the source of all -virtue.
in the earth renewed by chemist y,
people will work more than ever, but
acco ding to their special tastes and
faculties and from high and noble
motives. The great object will be
then to develop more and more the
esthetic and the intellectual facul
ties." M. Berthelot ended by dr.nk
ing "To work, to justice, and to hap
iness of humanity." "May we all
see yo..r dream realized," was the
answer. "The year 2000 is so n3ar,
and yet it is so far off, since none of
,.s can hope to see It dawn."
Very Diffneult to Be Suited
Clay Clement (ame to rehearsai
ane morning in a bad humor. Gen
erally a manager gets relief from this
malady in iroi ortion to the amount
o.' trouble and annoyan e he can cause
the mu h imijosed ul on pro;erty
man. '.t he play they were rehearsing
require:1 a storm effe 4 and to work
this the i roperty-man ha-1 been
statione-J at the thunler-sheet in the
wings. At a ertain cue he was to
rattle the thunder. Over and over
again the poor boy tried it, each time
the rehearsal coming to a Lead stand
still, while Mr. Clement, in rags,
"ihot a bit like it; haven't you
sense enough to jerk 3tbat thunder
A~ter this hal been enacted a
dozed times Mr. 0. said: "Get away
from bere. Go stan.1 oif while the
staze manager gives the cue for the
thunder and I'll 1:ull the sheet;~ then
ice if you can work it like I do."
This was all done. Then said Mr
3lement: "Now, sir, see if you can
do that just like I did; but wait, I
will go sit down in the auditorium
and see it it sounds all right down
He then took a seat in the audi
toriur# The long-suffering pro erty
mad took his ;ost at the thunaer
sheet. In the meantime a real storm
hal su-idenly commenced outside, but
the actors had not c.is overed it.
The stage manager gave the cue, a
bursting real of real thunder was
heard. This sho ked the prorerty
boy so he forgot to jerg his thunder,
but Mr. Clement, not knowing but
what the boy ha.I caused this thunder
and determined not to be satisfied,
lasbed up and down the aisle.
"Not a bit like it. Not a bit like
The proverty Doy calmly retorted.
"Even the Almighty can't make
thunder to suit you:"
The gas mian called on the dentis1
to have a tooth extracted "Do yoi
want to take gas?" asked the LA D. S
"How much will it requied" "Oh
don't worry ahont that; I'm not go
ing to measure with the meter you
'ise on me."-Detroit Free Press.
A New Eindof creditor.
"My dear," said a lady to her hus
band, as she was looking over the
newspaper, "what are preferred cred.
itors?"~ "They are the-the-the
creditors who never send in their
bills. Leastways that's the kind )
, aratang iotes &umg;i eWacase. W:a9
e ~~~entaeca - -'
e LOST opportk
A nity finds its waY
40 ~' You began
your eternal lift
at your birth.
tongue plays the
-are the most apt
to be noticed.
U N REPENTED
Oin is a promissory note to the devil.
I DATH only changes the surround
ngs not the eternity.
WHEN you use an oath you defy
God and serve the deylL.
Most people believe in the total de
pravity of somebody else.
THE day that does not begin witb
prayer does not begin right.
GoD's peace is only for those who
do not fear the devil's war.
THERE is nothing the devil is so
much afraid of as the truth.
SIN may try to hide its head, but
it cannot cover up its tracks.
A DROP of dew tries as hard to'do
God's will as a thunderstorm.
VIPRTUE never stops paying divi
dends because the banks break.
THE man who tries to deceive oth
ers is himself deceived by the devil.
A LIE feels easy only when it for
gets that It has a truth on its track.
Too MANY Christians pay the Lord
in promises, and the devil in spot
PHILosOPHY may keep a man from
doing wrong but it cannot make hin
THE Pentateuch seems to trouble
some men to-day, but John 3:16 de
ies a criticism.
RELIGION has begun to starve
whenever it begins to walk with its
'lands in its pockets.
WE are all living under a sentence
of deati. Sooner or later the son
'fence will be enforced.
You can generally tell how muct
religion a man has by measuring It
with his own half-bushel.
THE Bible speaks of the bottom
less pit, to show that all lost sinneru
will fall to the same depth.
Tz man who dues no good with
his money helps the devil every time
he puts a dollar in his socket.
IO you are over 70 years old you
are liying en an extended aa.", It
way fall due at any 1nomeh,
Do xoT fool yourselft If the first
man was made with eyes and ears
his Maker can both see and hear.
TmE isn't any use in going into
the church to work for the Lord. if
you let the devil hold your purse.
THE reason so many Christians are
lean in soul is, so few of them hun
-Ter and thirst after righteousness.
THERE would be more success in
life if more of us were willing fo,
God to tell us where and how 4
IT is a bad moral atmosphere
where vulgarity passes for wit and
humor, and men are entertained
IF you love your enemies and do
good to those who despitefully use
you, you are on the right road to
1t is easy enough to learn what the
gypsies would call the "patter" oi
various professions One can die-.
course learnedly, on leaving a concert
hall, concerntg the value of the ma
sic he has heard, or hie may criticise
a picture, with the proper reference
to "foreshortehing," "highlights,"
"middle-distance," &nd the rest of it
"It is a fine poem; yes, a very fine
poem," said a would-be critic friend
to an author, "but you will excuse
me for saying I don't think you have
a perfect understanding of the sonnet
form. The pause hardly comes in the
The author bowed and smiled mer
:ily, and afterward a common friend
said to him:
"You seem to take criticism very
"Bless youl" said he, "that isn't
critclsm, but it amuses Tom to de
liver it. The poem he was talking
abont isn't a sonnet at all, it hai
Agassiz was once asked what he
abhought of an attack made on his
scientific position by a certain
scholar and thinker who had a bo'1a
knowledge of the different theories
advocated by the representatives of
science, and decided that Agassiz
must be ranked in the second or third
class. He1 burst into a roar of!
"Why, just thing of it," he said,
he undertakes to fix my place among
zoologists, and he is not a zoologist
himself. Why, he has never eves
been an observeri"
it otten happehs that the men yhb..
really know a subject from beginriL
to end, so far as a human being mian
are those who have least time to tailk
whout it. So there are long silences
to be filled by the Ieople who tre
content with seeming to know, and -
few of them have the self-control t'e
resist the temptation.
A WEsTERtieditor thus allude to
a contemporary: "He is'young yet,
but he can sit at his desk and brui-h
cobwebs from the ceiling with hit
GOODn biniranhy should -not be .aH