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A Remarkable Lighthouse. -
Ono of the most wonderful light?
houses in tho world ls that at Minot's
Ledge, near Boston. Its history has
been one of romance. The greater
part of its foundation ls under water
at low tide. In 1847 a skeleton light?
house of iron was erected there on
iron pi!c3 placed in holes drilled in
the rock. A furious hurricane burst
upon the coast in April, 1851, and
anxious watchers from the Cohasset
shore thought tbe structure had been
carried away. But, as the sun sank,
out shone the light across the storm
tossed waters. At 10 p. m. the light
was seen for the last time. At one
hour after midnight the fog bell was
heard aime the roaring of the break?
ers. At daybreak the ocean was a
blank; the lighthouse was gone.
Knowing that no help c^uld rea<h
theta, the keepers had lighted their
lamp as a warning to ocbe.-s, and
their lives had gone out with it
A granite tower now occupies tho
spot. So difficult was lt to lay the
foundation in the surf that only
thirty hiurs' work could bc done dur
ing the first year, but the tower
stands to-day as enduring us tho Ledge
itself?an isolated pile of stone timid
the waves, by the force of which it is
swayed liKe a tree in the wind. Dur?
ing the long winter months all com
munieation with thc land is shut off.
In summer the occasional visitor is
hoisted into tho lighthouse from his
boat by means of a chair, and from
time to time a skiff is lowered by pul?
leys to convey one or another of the
Ave keepers to the shore. The life
tells on them frightfully. Several of
them have been removed becauso
they have gone insane, aud more
than one has attempted suicide.
A Welcome Chango.
Thero used to be a few years ago
such a furor about elocution that
when people met on the street in?
stead of asking each other "How do
yon do?" the usual senseless form of
address, they Inquired, "How do you
elocute?" Men and women paid fal>
uous prices to be aile to read one or
two selections with facial contortions
that were supposed to illustrate the
taxt, and the pleasing exhibition of a
t 'reader trying to make his features
express the surface of a landscape
garden were offered to the public.
Then came a new interpretation
called the art of expression which
was sensible and artistic. Still thero
was one fatal defect. The pupil
?5ould read her selection for which
face and voice were both trained, but
she could not pick up a book at ran?
dom and read any page aloud with
the modulation of voice and soul ol
expression demanded by the subject.
She could do nothing without her
"Now this bids fair to be remedied
hy the new education which begins
^with the child and teaches it to "elo?
cute" gracefully, without the tricks
of elocution; to begin the career of
Instruction with the art of expres?
sion instead of bringing it In as
t> post-graduate accomplishment.
Among the many complicated studies
of the public schools, surely the art
ol good reading should be so weil
taught that there would bc no need
of a supplementary course.?Free
now Often tbe Same Cogs Meet.
In former years, when, wooden
cogs were mostly used in all
kinds of gearine, and in wooden
wheels as well, the makers we;e
anxious not to have the same cogs
come together too otten; because, if
both happened to be soft they would
wear out the more rapidly: or if ona
wa* very soft and the other very havd
tbe soft one would wear very rapidly;
either way the wearing would bc very
uneven, and to secure an even weal
on the c.-gs a frequent inteicuuiige oi
relations was desirable and sought
after in the construction of wheeis.
The matter is not so Important now,
U9 i"on or iron and wood are used lot
the purpose. Still. uuck>ubt?div, fre?
quent interchanges of relations be?
tween the passing teeth or cogs, is of
more or lessbenetit in securing even
wear. The ruio for determining the
frequency of tnis interchange, or how
often the same cogs will meet, ls to
divide the cogs or teeth of the pinion
Into the cogs or teeth of the wheel
If the resuit is even, without a re
rnainder, as four divided into sixteen,
the same cogs wiil meet at every
revolution ot" the wheel. If there be
a remainder, divide it into the teeth
or cogs of the pinion. If even tae
quotient snows how often the wheel
will revolve between the meetings ot
the same cogs." If, However, there ia
a remainder, the wheel will revo.ye
between meetings as often as
there are teeth in the pinion; and
that is the greatest difference that
can be obtained under any circum?
stance. The rule is curious is not
Insects generally breath throagh
ipecial pores in various parts of their
body, and if these are closed by oil
they are suffocated. Any one may
test this by dropDing sweet oil on thc
thorax or back of a wasp, it very soot
dies. For this reason oil bas beer
found one of the best things to us*
for the destruction of insects.
The most indestructible wood ii
the_Jarrah wood of western Austra
lia, which defies all known forms o
decay and is untouched by all de
structive insects, so that ships bull
of lt do not need to be coppered.
Left me in a terribly weak condition; my
health nearly wrecked. My appetite -was add
gone, I had no stren^rth,
felt tired all I he
time* had d sagreeable
roaring noises In my
bead, like a waterfall. I
also bad severe headaches
and severe sinking
pains lu my stomach.
Having heard so much
about Hood's Sarsaparil?
la, I concluded to try lt.
All the di agreeable et- Geo' " ?toOA
leets of the Grip are gone, I am free from pains
and aches, and bel eve Hood's Sarsaparilla is
t-iirady curing my re.tiirrh. I recommend it to
au." Geo. W. Cook, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
HOOP'*" Pii.L^iraConstlpation by rotter.
If tta Mrdjggjte *Vrf ^^BMiMry ssasi, \
The Eminent Brooklyn Divine's Sun*
Subject: "God Among the Birds."
TffXTr "Behold the fowls of the airP'
Matthew vi., 2G.
There is silence now in nil our January
forests, except as the winds whi-tle tbrotub
the bare branches. Our northern woods
are deserted concert ball?. The orsran lofts
in the temple of nature are hymnless. '*>ee<i
wh ich were full of carol and chirp and chin!
are now waiting for the comm* back of
rich p'umps and warbling vo'ce?, lok***,
duets, quartelcs, cantatas and Te Deum?.
But the Ribla is full of birds at all season.',
and nronhers and patriot* and anostlf??, and
Christ Himself, emp'ov them for morai and
raUgioaa purposes. My text is an extract
from the sermon on the mounf. and perhaps
lt was at a moment when a fWk of Mn's
flew j- H<t that Christ waved His hand toward
them aud said, "Behold tbe fowls of tbe air 1"
And to in this course of sermon* on Go I
everywhere 1 preach to you this third ser?
mon conceri.iDg the Ornithology of tha
Bible; or, God Amone tbe Birds.
Most of the other fcleccesyou may study
or not study as vou p ea*. Usa your own
julgment, expose ^our own taste. But
about this science of ornithology we have
no option. The divine command is pesit'va
when it MT! in my text, "3otiold the fowls
of the air!" 'that is, stu iv their habits.
Examine their colors. Notice their speed.
See the hand ot Gol in th*ir construction,
lt is easy for me to obey the command of
thc tex', for I was brought up among the
race of wings and from boyhood heard their
matins at sunrise and their vespers at sun
Their nests have been to me a fascimtion,
and my satisfaction is that I never robbed
one of them any more than I would steal a
chill J rom a cradle, for a bird isa child of
the sky, and its nest is the cradle. They are
almost human,for they have their love* and
hates, affinities and antipathies, understand
Joyann firief, have conjugal and maternal
instinct, wage wars and entertain jealou ies,
have a ian:-uase of their own and powers of
association. Thank God for birds end skies
full of them 1 lt is useless to ex >ect to un?
derstand the Bible unless we study natural
Five hundred and ninety-three times does
the bible allude to the facts of natural his?
tory, and I do not wender that it makes sj
many allusions ornithological. The skies
and the caverns of Palestine are friendly to
tbe winged creatures, and so many fly and
roost and nest and hatch in that region that
inspired writers do not haye far to go to get
ornithological illustration of divine troth.
There are over forty species of birds recog?
nized in the Scriptures.
Ob, wbnt a variety of winss in Palestine!
The oove, the robin, the eagle, tho cormo?
rant or p.uuging bird, nuning itself irotn
tky to wave and with Jong Ijeak clutching
its prey, the thrush, which especially dis*
likes a crow. ; the partridges' tbe haw,-,
bold and ruthless hovering hsad to wind?
ward while watching for prey; the swan, at
home among the marshes and with feet so
constructed it can walk on the leaves of wa?
ter plants; the raven, the lapwin?, malodor?
ous aha in the Bible dencuaced as inedible,
though it has extraordinary headdress;
the stork, the ossifrage, that always
had a habit of dropping on a stone the tunic*
it had lifted and so kilhng it for food, and
on one occasion mistook the bald head oi
iEschylus, tha Greek poet.for a whitestone,
and dropped a turtle upon it, killin? tne
famous breek; tne cuckoo, w.th crested
bea l and crimson throat and wmss suow
tipped, tut too lazy to build its own nesr,
and so having the habit of depositing its
eggs in nests belon?m'4 to other Dir it; the
b.uejay, the grouse, the p.over, the magpie,
the Kingfisher, the pelican,wnich is the cari?
cature cf aU the leathered creation; the ow),
the goldfinch, the Dittern, the turner, the
bulbul, the osprey; the vulture, that king of
scavengers, wita neck covered with repulsive
clown instead of attractive feathorsjthe quar?
relsome starling; ths rvallow.flving a milea
minute ana sometimes ten hours in sueces
6ior; the LeroD.the quail.the peacock,the ns
tricb, the lark, the crow, the kite, the but,
the blackbird and many other?, with ail
color?, all sounds, all styles of flight, all
habit?, all architecture of nests, leaving
nothing wanting in suggestiveness. They
were at tbe creation placed all around on
tbe rocks and in the trees and on the ground
to aerenaae Adam's arriva'. They took
their places on Friday, as tie first man waa
made on Saturday. Whatever else he ha I
or did not bave, he sho.iJd have music. Ths
first sound that struck the human ear was a
Yea, Christian geology?for you know
there is a Christian geology as well as an in
fidel geology?Christian ge^'ogy comes ir
and helps the Bible show Wr.at we owe tc
tbe bird crt at.on. Before tne hu.nan r.:c;
came into this world ths world was occupie I
by reptiles and by al) sorts of destructive
monsters?millions of creatures, loathsonv
andbidecus. God seut huge birds, to cieai
the earth of these creatures before Alan
ann Eve were create . The remains ot t.ies;
birds have been found lmue-ddai in th
rock?. The skeleton ot ons eairde has beei
(oum twenty feet in hei;ht and ny lee
Irom t.p of wing to tip of wm*. Many ar
mies oi beak*, and claws wen- neceisa y ti
clear th? earth of creatures that wouid hav
destroyed t ie hurran race w.th ons clip.
litce to'fina this harmony of revelation an
science*, and to have demonstrated that ta
God wuo made the world mada the Bible.
A-osea, tbe greatest lawyer of all ti ne an
a great man for facts, bad enough sent
and a$es. "Swktaa ao eagle that ha*tetl
to his prey." Behold the fowls of tue air
Have you considered that they have, as yoi
and 1 have nor, the power to chango thei
eyes so that one minute they may be tele
scopic ani the next microseopic, now seeln
something a mile away ani by telescope
evesi jrit, and thou dropping to ita food oi
the ground, able to see lt close by and witi
But what a senseless passage of Scriptur
that is, until you uno v the fact, whicli say<
'?Tu ? sharrow hata fouad a house and th
gwaiow a nest for her-s9if, where she rna
lay nor -voung, even thmo a tirs, O Lord c
Hosts, my King and my Go i!"' What has tb
swallow to do with the altars of the tem'il
nt Jer isalem? Ah, you know that swallow
are a 1 the worl. over ver? tame, and l
siu-n.ner tim-- they use 1 to fly into the wit
dows an i doors o' the temple at Jeruauet
ain balli) a msc on the altar wnere tb
priest* were offering sacrifices.
ihess swallows brought leaves and sticV
and fashion?! nesta on the altars of the ten
pie and hatched the young sparrows in tho;
nests, and David had seen tae young birt
picdn! their way out of the Bhell while tl
old swallows watcae I, and no one in tl
temple wasoiuel enou?h to disturb eithc
the old swallows or the young swallows, at
David burst out in rhapsoty, saying, "Tl
swallow hath found a nest for herself, who)
she may lay her vounc*, even Thine altar
O L-ird of Hosts, my Kmg and my God!'
What carpenter^ what masons, whi
weaver?, whit spiuuers tba birds arel Ol
Or! whit snail resources they make so e:
qu'sitea home, curved, pillared, wreathe
Out of mosses, out of sticks, out of lichen
cut of horsehair, out of opiders' web, out i
threads sweot from the door by the bous
to take possession of the resuscitated planel
So the human race were saved by a bird
win?, lor, attempting to land too soon, the
woul i lia ve perished.
A} e, here comes a whole flock of doves
rock coves, ring dove?, stock doves?an
thev make Isaiah think of great reviva
and great awakenings when souls fly i<
shelter like a flock of pigeons swooping 1
tbe opening of a pigeon cooo, and he crii
od, "Who are these tnat fly as doves I
j their window*?*' David, with Saul aft
i him, and flying from cavern to cavern, cor
' parts himself to a desert partridge, a bil
wh cn especially haunts roc*y places, at
i boys, and bunters to this day take after
' with sticks tor the partridge runs rath
j than flies.
D-.vij, chased and clubbed and harried i
i i rimi^ir, sly?, *'i am hunted asapartndc
; on th* mountains." Speaking of his forlor
ron iit'on, he say?, "I am like a pelican i
? the vi derne*'." Desc.-ib'mr his lonel'nes
j he?^v?, "i am a swallow alone on thc*housi
1 tn .* Hezekiah, in the emaciation of li
f-ic.nTP, compares himself to a cra:r"\ tiri
, en ' v.M-te-*. Jo', had so much trouble b
? iloni I not sleep ni jr ht?, and lie describes h
\ in?mnoia. bv savin?, "I am a companion t
; owis." Isaiah compares the desolations c
: hflnisiaed Israel to an owl a-i 1 bittern au
1 cormorant arnon;' a city's ruins.
Jeremiah, describing the crudty of p
| rent- toward children, compares the n to ti
i ostrich, who leaves ita ?a>f* in tho sand u
lor, ervin*, ''rbedatirhteroftmrpar
? ecome likfthe ostrich's of th* wilde
? ?*. .Among- the provision* piled csu Soli
mWa^guottfui tabje he.yssiis^jotu
fowl." The Israelites in the desert got tiro 1
of manna and they had quails?quails for
breakfast quails for dinner, quails for sup?
per, and they died of quails. The Bible re?
fers to the migratory nabits of thc birds and
says, "The stork kuoweth her appointed
time and the turtle and the crane and the
swallow the time of their going, but my Deo
pie know not the judgments of t'-e Lord."
Would th9 prophet illustrate <he fate of
fraud, he points to a failure at mcubation
and says, "As a partridge sitteth on ezga
and hatcheth them not, so he that getteth
riches and not by right shall leave timm in
the midst of his days and at his end shall be
a fool." Tbe partridge, the most careless of
all birds in choice of its place of nest, build?
ing it on the ground and ot ten near a fre?
quented road or in a slight depression of
ground, without refi renee to safety, and
soon a hoof or a scythe or a cart wheel ends
al'. So says the prophet, a man who gathers
under him dishones dollars will hatch out
of them no peace, no satisfaction, no happi
ne--a, no security.
What vivid similitude.* The quickest way
to amass a fortune is by iniquity, hut tho
trouble is about keeping it. Every hour of
every day hone moa partridge is driven off
the nest. Panics art onh* a fluter of
partridges. It is too teaious work to oecome
rica in the old fashioned way, and if a man
can by oue falsenood make as much as b7
ten years of han labor, why not tell it*
And if one counterfeit check wilt bring the
dollars as easily as genuine issue, wnv not
ma e it? One year's frau 1 will oe equal to
a half a lifetime's sweat. Why n.,c live
solely fy one's wita? A fortune thus built
will be firm and ever<asting. Will it?
Hal budd your house on a volcano's crater;
go to sleep on tae bosom of an avalanche.
The volcano will blaze, and the avalanche
will t;iun er.
There are estates which have been coming
toother from age to age. Many years ago
that estate started ina husband's industry
en.i a wife's economy. It grew from gen?
eration to generation by rood habits and
high minded enterprise. O.d fashioned in*
i.us.try was the mine from waica that gold
was dug, and God will keep the dee is of such
an estate in His duskier. Foreclose your
mortgage, spring your snap judgments, plot
with acutest intrigue against a tamily pro -
prty lise that and you cannot do it a per?
manent damage, Better tban warrantee
deed and better than tire insurance is the
j defense wnich Go i's own hand will give it.
Bat here is a man to-day as poor as Job
j after he was roobed Dy satan ot everything
I but bis bjils, yet suidenly to-morrow he is
a rici man. There is no accoaatin.* for bis
mdden affiumce. Ho has not yet failed
often enough to become wealthy. No one
pretends to accjunt for his princely ward*
robe, or ihe cnasei silver, or the tull curbol
itee-is that rear and neiga like Bucepnau*
In the grasp of his coachman. Did he come
lo a sui len inheritance? No. Did be make
a. lortune on purchase and sale? No. Every*
body ask3 where did that partridge hat h.
Lie" devil suddenly threw him up, and ths
llevil will suddenry let him come down.
I hat hidden scheme Go i saw from the first
Conception of the plot. That partridge,
swift disaster will shoot it down, and the
higher it flies the harder it falls, ihe proph?
et saw, as you aud I have often seeu, the
awful mistake of partridges.
But from the top of a Biole fir tree I hear
the shrill cry of tae strork. Joh, Ezakiel,
Jeremiah, speak of it. Dafid cries out, "As
lor the stor.t, the fir tre3 is her h:mse."
This largo white Bible bird is suppose 1,
without alighting sometimes to w,ng its
way from tue region o. the Rhino to Africa.
As winter cotneaall the storks fly to warmer
climes and the last one of their number that
arrives at tbe spot to which they migrate is
kUied by them. What havoc it would make
in our species if those men wera killel wao
| ere aiways oehind! In oriental cities thc
j stor t is domesticated and walks about on the
j 6treet and wll follow its keeper.
In the c.ty of E me>us 1 saw a long row
of pillara, on tb* top of oana pillar a stork's
nest. Bu tbe won I "stott;" ordinarily
means mercy and affection, trom the fact
that this bird was distinguisaei for its great
i love for its pirents. It never forsakes them,
and evau after they become fee ile protects
I and provides for them. In migrating the
I old storts leau their neets on tho young
stork?, and wnen the old on? give out tae
! young ones carry them o:i their* bacts.
| God foriril that a du no stork shoult have
more beart than we. BhsBei is that ttole
at which an old lather and mother sit;
blessed that altar at wnica an old father
and mother knee. 1
What it is to iu*ve a mother they know
best who have lost her. Q id only knows
the agony she Buttered for u*, the times she
wept over our cradle and tne.anxious sighs
her bogoin heaved as we lay upon it, the
J sick nights when she watched us long after
! every one was tired out but God and herself.
; Her lifeblood beats in our hearts, and her
image lives in our face. That man is grace?
less as a cannibal who iii treats bis parent-,
1 and be whooegrudges them dailv broad am
j clothes tuen but shabbily, may God have pa
I tience wita him; Icanno:. I heard a man
! once say, "I now have my old mother on
j my banls." Ye stores on your w.?v with
' food to your aged pareuU, shame him I
But yonder in thia Bible sky flies a bird
' that is speckled. The prophet describing
i the churcii cries our, "dine heritage is unto
rae as a speckled oird; the birds round
| about are agiinst ber." So it was then; so
j itis now. Holiness pic'ted at. Consecra?
tion picked at. Benevolence picked at.
Cse. umess picked it. A spec ciel bird is a
peculiar oird; and that arouses the antip.
athy of all the tmka 0 the lores".
ihe church of Gai is a peculiar institu?
tion, and tuat ts eiuu ;h to evo.te attac.t o'
of the world, for it is a speciilei biri to bc
iic.-:edat. Tne inc insistencies of Christian
are a banquet on when multitu les get fat
They ascribe everything you do to wron:
motives. Pat a dollar io the poor box an?
ther will say that you dropped it there onlj
that you might hear it ring. Invite then
to Christ an i they will call you a fauatic
Let there be contention among Christians
and they will say. '"Hurrahl The ohuroa i
in decadence "
Christ intendei that His church shout
always remain a speckle 1 bird. Lot bird
of another feather pic j at her, but the;
cannot rob her of a single piume. Like tb
albatross, she can sieep on the boson ot
tempest. Sae has gone through the fires o
Nebucnadiiezzir's furnace aud not gc
burned-.tbroujh tlie waters of tho Red se
and not bean drowns I; ttiroii'a the shir
wreck on the breakers of Melitia an 1 nt
been touuoered. Let all earth and bed try t
hum down tnis speo^ied bird, but taramv
human scorn and infernal assault it ena
sins over every mountain to i and fly OT*
every nation, aad her triu npaant song sha
be. "The church of God I The pillar an
ground of the truth. The gates of hell sha
not prevail against ber."
But we cannoi stop here. Prom a ta
cliff hanging over the sea i hear the eag
calling unto tho tempest and lifting i
wings to smite the whirlwind. M ise?, Jen
miali. Hosea and Habakkuk at times in the
writings take their pen trom the eagle
wing. It is a bird with fierceness in its ey
its ieet armed with claws of iron and i
head with a dreadiul beak Two or three
them can fill the heavens witn clangor. Bi
generally this monster of tbe air is alo
ano unaccompanied, for the reason that :
habits are so predaceous it requires live
ten nines of aerial or earthly dominion i
The black brown of its bacV. nnl tt
white of its lower feathers; and th? Bra <
its eve, an 1 the long flap of its wins mali
glimpse of it as it swines down into hm va
lev to nick un a rabhit, or a lamb, or a chit
and then swings buck to it-? throne on ti
rock something never to be for.iotten. Sea
tered about its eyrie of altitudino'u solitu
are the bones of its conquests. Bit whi
the beak and the claws of the ea?le ara tl
terror of all the travlers cf the air, tl
mother eagle is most kind and gentle to hi
youn?. God compares His treatment o' ri
people to tbe eaele's care of the- ea-zl??t
Deuteronomy xxxii., ll, "As an eagle sti
reth un her nest, flutfereth over her youn
spreading abroad her wings, taketh thee
beare'h them on ber wings, so the Lol
alone did lead,"
The old eagle first shoves the youn:; on
out of th* nest in order to mawe it 07, an
then takes it on her back and flios with
and shakes it off m the air, and if it seen
like falling quickly flies under it and taki
it on her wing again. So God do?3 with u
Disaster, failure iu business, disappoln
ment, bereavement, is only God's way i
shaking us out of our confortibi^ nest!
order that we may lear.i how to fly. Y<
who are complaining that you have uo fail
or courage ot Christian z>al hare had it ti
easy. You never will learn to fly in th
Like an eagle, Christ has carried us on B
back. At time* we have been sha'.cen o
and when ?va were about to fall He car
under us a?ain ani brought us out of t
gloomy valley to the suauy mountai
JJever an ea.-ie brwded with such love a;
care over her young as God's wings have
been over ti3. Across what oceans of trouble
we have gone in safety upon the Almighty
wmssd l'rom wnat mountains of sin wa
have been carried and at times have been
borne up far above the gunshot of the world
and the arrow of the dovil!
When our time on earth is closed on these
great wings of God we shall speed with in?
finite quickness from earth's mountains to
heaven a hills, and as from tha eagle'a cir?
cuit under the sun men on the ground seem
small and insignificant as lizards on a rook,
so all earthly things shall dwindle into a
speck, and the raging river of death so far
beneath will seam smooth and glassy as a
It was thought in ancient times that an
eagle could not only molt its feathers in old
agc, but that after arriving to great age it
woul i renew its strength and become en?
tirely young again. To this Isaiah alludes
when he says; "They that wait on the Lord
shall renew their strength. Tuer shad
mount up with wings of eagles." Even so
the Christian in old age will renew bis spirit?
ual strength. He shall bo young in ardor
aud enthusiasm lor Christ, aad as toe body
fails tho soul will grow iu elasticity tilt at
death it will spring up like a gladdened child
into tae bosom of Go I.
Yea, ni this ormtholozical study I see
that Joh says, "Au davs fir as an eagle that
hasteth to bis prey." The speed of a hungry
eagie wneo it saw its pray a score of miles
distant was unimaginable, it went lino a
thunderbolt for speai ani power. Bo fly
our days. Sixty minutes, each worth a
heaven, since we assembled in this place
hava shot like ligntning Into eternity. Tha
old earth is reut and cracked under the
swift rush of days and months and years
ment and poetry and musical taste to wel?
come the illuminated wings and the voices
divinely drilled into the first chanter of
Genista. How should Noah, the old ship
carpenter, &>Q years ot age, And out when
the world was flt again for human residence
after the universal freshet? A bird will
tell, ann nothing else can. No man can
comedown trim the mountain to invite
Noah and his family cut to terra Arma, for
the m.-.untains wel'o submerged. As a bird
i'rst heralded the human race into the
world, nowa bird will help the huaian rac*
back to the world that had shipped a sea
that whelmed everything.
Noah stands on Sunday morning at the
window of the ari", in his hand a cooing
dove, so gentle, so innocent, so affectionate,
and he said: "Now, my little dove, fly away
over these waters, explore and come baok
and tell us whether it is safe to land." After
a Jong flight it returned hungry and weary
ann wet, and by its looits and manners said
to Noah and bis family; "The world is not
fit for you to disembark." Noah waited a
week, and next Sunday morning ho let tha
r.ove fly again for a second exploration, and
Sun ay evening it came back: with a leaf
that nad the sign of just having been
p'.uckei from a living fruit tree, and the
bird reported the w *nd would do tolerably
well for a bird to live in, but not yet suffi?
ciently recovered for huaian residence.
Noah waited another week, and next Sun?
day morning ho sent out tho dove on tha
third exploration, but it returned not, for it
lound the world bo attractive now it did not
want to be caged again, and then tha
emigrants from tho antediluvian world
lanued. lt was a bird that told them when
wife, out of tho wool of the saeeo from the
pasture tield. Upholstered by leaves actually
sowed together ny it-> owa ?barp bill, duh
inned wita featherj from its own b.-east.
Mortared tozetaer with tae gum of trees
aud the saliva ot its own tiny bill. Such
symmetry, such aiapt&tion, suoa conveni?
ence, such geometry ot structure.
Surely the-sa nests w<ra built by som j
plan, ihey did not happen just so. Who
drafted the plan for the biri'3 nest? (Joli
And do you not thine tuat if Ho plaus suc.i
a house for a chaffinch, for an oriole, for a
bobolink, for a sparrow, He will see to it
that you always have a hone? "Ya are of
more value than ninny sparrows." What?
ever else surrounds you, you can have what
the Bible calls ."the feathers of the Al
raightv." Just th?\nk ot. n.3Jt iike that, the
warmth of it, the softness y ^ ta3 safety
of it?"the feathers o\ *?? Mmighty."
Wo flamingo oatnash'n-,""". tropical sun?
set ever na-1 suca briUuaoy t?1 oinion; no
robin redbreast ever hal plum-*^ dashe-1
with sue a crimsoi an', purple ant orange
aad gold?"the feathers of ths Almighty."
Do you uot feel the toonil of them now on
forehead ani cheek and spirit, ant was there
ever such tenderness of brooding?"the
feathers of the Almighty?" So also in this
ornithology of the Bible Gol keeps im?
pressing us with the anatomy of a bird's
Over fifty time3 does the oil Book aliule
to the wmg-" Wings of a dove," "Wings
of the morning," "Wings of the wind,''
"Sun of righteousnoss with Healing in hu
wings," "Wings of tin Almighty/' "All
fowl of every wing." Wnat does it ali
mean? It suggests uplifting. It tells you
of flight upward. It means to remind you
tnat you yourself have wings. David cried
out, "Oj, that 1 had wings like a dove, that
I might fly away and be at rest!" Thank
God that you have better wings than any
dove of longest or swittest fllgnt. Cagel
now In bars of flesh are those wings, but the
day comes when toey will oe liberated. Got
ready for ascension. Take the words of the
old hymu, and to the tuna un:a which that
"hymn is married sing:
K se, my soul and atrotch thy wing,
Thy netter port.o.a trace.
Up out of these lowlands into the heavens
of nigher exierienoa ani wider prospect.
But how shall we ri38? Only as God's holy
spir.t gives us strength. But that is coming
uow. Sot as a condor from a Chimooraio
peak, swooping upon the affrighted valley,
mt at a dove lue that waioa put ita nott
browu wings over tne wet loots of Christ at
the naptism in the Jordon. Dova of gentle?
ness I Dove of peace I
Come, holy spirit, heivenly dove,
With all to? qulskenla? poweri;
Come shea abroal a Saviour's lore,
And that shall kindle oort.
SOUTHERN NEWS ITEMS.
Leonidas McKnight, whose death sen?
tence was commuted to twenty years' im?
prisonment by Governor Holt, has beer
taken from Dobson j iii to Greensboro'. A
party was organised in Surry county ti
lynch the pr sonT, but the sheriff was toe
quick for tho.m, and before acion coull bc
taken McKnight was placed in the Stat*
The Grand Lodge of Masons of Nortl
Carolina, recently in session at Raleigh, se
lected tho following officers for tho onsuinj
year: Grand master, John W. Cotton,
deputy grand master, F. M. Moye; senioi
grand warden, R. J. Noble; junior grane
warden, W. E. Moore; gran I treasurer
William Simpson; grand secretary, W. H
There is no doubt that deer aro returning
in Yadjin Valley in large numbers, as siv
eral Nimrods have recently met with great
success. Deer used io abound in that sec
tion, and the sports are rejoiced to lean
they are likely to bo abundaut in the future
A BILL has passel both houses of th
Noilh Carolina Legislature providing for i
committee to ascertain at once what sue
is needed to properly furnish the Governor'
mansion, looking to the immediate appro
pri dion for that purpose.
One of the most important matters din
posed of at this session of the North Care
lina Legislatu e was the change of name
after a heated fight, of Oxford Orphan Asj
lum. It will hereafter be known as tho Oj
ford Orphan Home.
The people of Fayetlosville, by resolutioo
adopted at a large public meeting, have d<
cided to petition the L*gis attire for a nei
charter. The town has now no municipt
government proper, but ia a taxing di:
There aro nov, :<; 5 students at theUnivei
sityof North Camlina and 198 at tho Stat
At tin meeting 1 f tho Southern Poultr
and Pigeon Ass 1 ntion held in Charlestoi
S. C., Atlanta was selected as th) place f<
the next expoaltton, and Dr. Tnomas VI
Tiggle, of Columbo*, Ga,, was elected pres
(l?nt of the association for the ensuing yea
JUST A UTTLE
pain neglected, may become
Just a little ?
may make a cripple.
Just a little
may make serious inflammation.
Just a little
may make an ugly scar.
Just a little
will get a bottle of
ST. JACOBS OIL,
A PROMPT AND PERMANENT CURE
Years of Comfort against Years
of Fain for
JUST A LITTLE.
A copy of tho "Official Portfolio of the
World's Columbian Exposition," descriDtivi*
of Buildings and grounds, beautifully illus?
trated in water color effects, will be sent to
any address upo 1 receipt of ioc. in postage
stamps by Thb Charles A. Vocexbr Co.,
I simply state that.I am Druggist
and Postmaster here and am there?
fore in a position to judge. I have
tried many Cough Syrups but for
ten years past have found nothing
equal to Boschee's German Syrup.
I have given it to my baby for Croup
with the most satisfactory results.
Every mother should have it. J, H.
Hobbs, Druggist and Postmaster,
Moffat, Texas. We present facts,
living facts, of to-day Boschee's
German Syrup gives strength to the
body. Take no substitute. ?
POKINE gives instant relief aad ia a quick, safe
enre for Khrumntlsm tn Us mnnv forms. Address
*V. T.t'HKATIIAM, JK., Ht n.ierson, N. C.
TO YOUNG MEN.
S,m-udiu opportunity to learn a business that will
rive steady employment and a salary of $1000 a year.
?r. nd te. ?fa:np for circular, containing full informa
*>n. ataWreaa Geo. II. Lawrence, 53 E. lUtb, N.Y. City.
I,ndy Henry Was Carious.
"When Lady Somerset first came to
America, she was particularly anxious
to become acquainted with all the
American customs and to take part
in everything American. Her appre?
ciation of America was Intense.
"Now, will you tell me," said she
ine day to a friend, "why tho chest?
nut has been selected as a national
nut, and why it ls so dear to the
hearts of every one? I notice that
all, be they old or young, boy or girl,
man or woman, speak of the chestnut
frequently, and always pleasantly,
und even affectionately.
"Today, as I was seated In one 01
yr.ur horse cars, a little Loy began
t''!ling another one some short anec?
dote, when suddenly the other little
boy sprang to his feet and shouted.
'Oh, chestnuts!' Later In the day I
saw one man whisper something in
the ear of a friend, to which the
friend only replied, "Oh, what a
"How pleasant to have something
of which every one is so fond. But
explain thc cause of the liking. "Why
was that particular nut selected?
Why not the almond or the pecan?
Is it that the chestnut grows more
'-eely here?"?"New York World.
WHEM a man is sick, he says he
suffers so that he wants to be put out
of his misery, and scares his wife by
asking for a butcher knife or poison,
but he is lying about ita
ESTABLISH ITS ABS
(Datafrom the latest Official U.
Powders, Department of Agt
Royal is placed first
powders, actual strengt
leavening gas per ounc
Every other powder
lowerd strength than
being $$ per cent. less..
Every other powdei
presence of alum or sui]
The claim that this report
perior strength or purity has
by the Government officers v
Avoid all baking p
or prize, or at a lowe
as they invariably coi
phuric aoid, and rende
. , BEWARE OP Ff :MD.
At,** tor. uuil iuslst N | ; ar luff
W.L. Ito LG LAB f?iiOEi. ,cjoeen?
uin? withan: V,'. L* Jjuu^las MUM
ana price stamped od boitoui. Juobu.
iorlt wben you bu7,
i Will idTo exclnalTe attieitoaho* ?*?
m4-.ii; Write tor canloi^. If n? rora?
w!5"Uc*B? width wHui. iwmtoa
Set erne or a Trcaaury Girl,
All kinds of stories come from the
national capital, and here is one ol 1
the most unique and not the least (
Interesting that i3 receiving general
circulation. The heroine's name isl
not given. Twelve years ago thli|
lady came a poor innocent girl to
Washington and went to work In the
Treasury. To her each day came the
old and battered currency and bank
bills, and lt was her business to de?
stroy them; the destroyed money hi?
ing substituted by brand new bills.
Well, this innocent young girl con*
cocted a scheme. She began to cut
the good pieces out of the bills before
they were given over to their doom.
She cut an end from one, an end from
another and the middle from another.
From some bills?and always, I under?
stand, from a one hundred dollar or
a one thousand dollar bill?she cut
the figures. Just how she pasted,
sewed or joined these pieces together
no one seems to know. With all tho
rest she made frequent brief visits to
Canada, giving some trivial, good ex?
cuse, Il ls assumed now, to got rid of
It is stated that this Ingenious
woman kept up her clipping and
moneymaking for years. One day,
after twelve years of service, she sud?
denly fell ill and did not come to her
desk. The sub detailed to do her
work, found a package of bills the
lady had been working at the day be?
fore, with telltale clippings and
notches thereon. So the cat emerged
from the bag after muny years. The
lady lost her place and no effort was
ever made to prosecute her. Whether
others were engaged in the specula?
tion, or 6he played a lone hand, no
one seems clear upon. After she was
out and the Government breathing
easier it was discovered that her be?
longings in real estate and otherwise
amounted to over three hundred
thousand dollars. "Not a bad tank
for a woman who had worked and
knew the value of a dollar.
It ls noted that in delivering the
new armor plates for the battle ship
Massachusetts ene flat car is required
fur each sheet, which conveys a fair
id' a of their weigh'-. Their thickness
U fourteen in?!.***
stati or Ohio, urrr ot toledo, l ?,
Lucas Coe.nty fW"
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he ls tnt
senior partnei of the ll rm of F. J. Cheney <x
Co. doing business in the City oi Tciedo
Countv and State aforesaid and that 3aid firm
wiL nay the sum ot $10C for eacn and ever-,
case ol' catarrh that cannot Oe cured Dy tao
usc of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Frank i. Che.nit.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in my
nresence, this 6th day of December, A. D., -8-W
, ??-~. A. W. Gleason.
??,?' Notary Public
Hall's Catarrh Curols taken internally and
icts directly on the blood and mucous surface;
of the svgtem. Send for testimonials, free.
F. J. Cn en kv & Co., Toledo, O.
0T Sold by Druggists, Too. . ,?.
The mother tongue is probably the lan
.'uage of Man.
Cure for Colds, Fevers and General Debility,
Sinai i Bile Heans. 25c per bottle.
A blind man?The dealer in window
In llgestlon relieved by Sma'l Bile Beant'.
No one can be made rich with moue'
who would not be rich without it.
Liver Complaint cured by Swig'." Ltile Beans.
The origiual pin waa a lisn-boue.
"That unrivalled oimplexlon," said a prom!
nent New Yorker, alluding to alady acquaint
ance, "waa the result ot u4nK Garfield Tea.
Send for free sample to 319 West 46th Streel
New York City.
What is done cannot be undone, especial!
if it is a hard-i oiled egg.
1 hboat Diseases commence with a Contji
r'olrl ur Sore Throat. " Brown's Bronchic
Troches" Rive immediate relief, tola only i
'jirxt*. Price 25 cents.
Fame is a bright robe; but it soon weai
out at the elbows.
S. Government fteport on Baking
?iculture, Bulletin /j, page jog.)
of the cream of tartar
h, 160.6 cubic inches of
e of powder,
tested exhibited a much
the Royal, the average
p likewise showed the
shows any other powder of su
been denounced as a falsehood
rho made the tests.
owders sold with a gift
r price than the Eoyal,
litain alum, lime or sul
ir the food unwholesome*
ir. L. DOUGLAS
J Sri OE GENTLED!
K sewed shoe that will not rip; Cal
aless, smooth inside, more comfortabl
isli and durable than any other shoe evi
I at the price. Every style. Equals custon
le shoes costing from $4 to $$.
he fellowing are of the same Ugh standard
$4.00 and $5.00 Flue Calf, Hand-Sewed.
$3.50 Police, Farmers and Letter-Carrier**.
$3.50, $3.30 and $3.00 for Working Mea.
$3.00 and $1.75 for Yotihs and Boys.
$3.00 Hand-Sewed, j FOB
$3.50 and 3.00 Dongola,' LADIES,
$1.75 for Misses.
T13 A rory 700 owe tooth
to get tho best value for yo
money. Economize In 70
footwear by purohaauag >
Jj. Dongles Shoes, Walt
represent the best vail
at tho price* advertl**
aa thousand* can t*
tidy. Do yra we
alora and general anerchauts where I have 1
Je layodr place send dlreti to Factory, Katie
a. W. hf Ojm"M* B.TOck.?a* fi***.
Both tho method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refresliiug to tho taste, and acta
gently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowe.3, cleanses the .sys?
tem eflectunlly, dispels colds, head?
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
enly remedy of its kind ever pro?
duced, pleading to thc taste and ac?
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in ita
effects, prepared only from the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
many excellent qualities: commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 60o
and $1 bottles by all leading drug?
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may Dot have it on hand will pro?
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAU FRANCISCO, CAL.
LOUISVILLE. ?/. HEW YQl'K. N.t.
THC Q8tA' KIDNEY LIVER A-^ BtcADDI|R
"Sall stone, brick dust in urino, pains iii urethra,
(training* after urination, pain in back aod hip*,
sudden stoppage of water v, itli pressure.
Tube casts in mine ?cant"'urine. Swimji-llooi
.'urea urinary troublesu.'"! kiunoy-ddlliculties.
Torpid or enlarpod liver, foul breath, bilious)*
ic38, bilious headache, poor digestion, gout.
Catarrh ?? thc III adder,
'nCammatlon, Irritation, uti i ration, dribliUaa*,
frequent culls, puss blood,mucus or pus.
Guarantee?Use'-eaton's of One Bottle, lt not bs**
coted, Druggists wl)i raftiad JTO* Ure price paid.
At DraggUti*, 60c Size, $1.00 Size.
Invalid*' Guido to Health" fm>-Cousultatlon fra*,
DB, KlLUEIt & CO.. BjM.liAJ.TON, N. F?
We Ojfer You a licmedg
which Insures Safety to
Xifo of Motlier and Civ.ld.
Bobs Confinement of ita
Fain, Horrov cid Risk.
A'Uruslngonobottleof ""Motber's Friend" I
?uttered but little pain,ana ni dnotf xpeuencethat
weakness uftfrwarj usual In puen casca,?Kr*.
Anula Gags, Lamar, Ko., Jan. ISili, kW.
Pent by express, charges pi:pald, on receipt of
price, 11.30pcr botile. Dook to Homers mailed ireo.
BRADFIELD REGULATOR CO.,
BOI.D Bx* ALL PUUGUI3T3.
Unlike the Dutch Process
? OK ?
are used in the
W. BAKER & CO.'S
which is absolutely
pura and soluble.
! thestrenytli of Cocoa mixed
iwlrh Starch, Arrowroot oi
' Sugar, and is far moro eco?
nomical, costing less than one cent a cup.
It ls delicious, nourishing, and easily
Sold by Grocers everywhere.
W. BAKER & COTliorchester, Kui.
Do Not Ee Deceivi
wltb Pastes, Enamels and Paints which stain the
bands, injure tlie Iron and burn red.
-The Hising Sun Btors Pr,Usa ls brilliant, Odor?
less, Durable, and tho consumer pars for no tin
or glass package with srery purcnase.
B N U 3
Curies Consumption, Coughs, Croup, Soro
fliroat. Sold by all Draatista on a Guarantee.
Pl SO'S CU RE-FOR
Conanmpilret ad pooina
who hare weak lungs or Asta?
na. snouM nee Pito * Cure ter
Consumption, lt n?s enred
thousand*, lt ba* not tatar
ed one it le not osd to take
lt ls the best oougb syrup.
Sold everrwhere 45c.
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