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THE LEWISTON TELLER.
CARL A. FORK8MAN, Editor and Prop LEWISTON. IDAHO. Tub man who is to oe hanged an hour or two later always eats a hearty breakfast, and the certainty of going to the gallows is perhaps a sure euro for dyspepsia. "Politics Is a lottery," wrote the editor, and his odition was promptly thrown out of the mails by the post matter, under the law against adver tising lotteries. There is risk in printing anything about Lot's wife, even, says a New York paper. The death rate among the Indians who aim to live like whlto people is three times that of those who continue to live a semi-wild life. The Pawnee tribe has lost more men by lung troubles in the lost ten years than they lost in battle during the previous thirty. _ ElectR icmr has not been practically applied in the art of music heretofore, except, perhaps, in the operative mechanism of church organa. George Breed, of the •United States navy, has devised a method by which the passage of a broken current over a conductor in a magnetic field produces musical tones of varying pitch and volume. The British Museum has secured a great and raro literary work. It is a copy of tho "Dangym." an encyclo pedia of Thibetan Buddhism. It con sists of 225 volumes, each of which is two feet long and six inches thick. As, unfortrnatoly, it is to bo used only as a book of reference it cannot be drawn out lor light summer reading. A LOVE of notoriety is a peculiar disease. It is another phasaof crank dom. It deadens all of the finer sen sibilities and develops petty charac teristics into almost, if not quite, criminal offenses. The disease attacks both mon und women, out generally in different forms. The incentive to notoriety in a man lias usually a mone tary basis. The abandonment of tea cultivation in China would Iks strange indeed, yet a Foochow journal reports that, in consequence of the distressed condition of the tea cultivators in the Fukhein province, the authorities are advising them to nbandon the cultivation of tea altogether and to replace it with rice and potatoes. Many lundownors in districts where water is abundant are following this advice, and it is er.id that opium also is to be extensively planted. The English Australian colonies promise to be n good market for Cali fornta canned and dried fruits. Tho use of these has enormously increased within a few, years. It is quite likely that our Pacific fruit products can be laid down in New South Wales or other parte of Australia moro cheaply than they could bo produced anywhere else and brought there. Our Pacific coast fruit growers will some day have a still larger market among the teeming millions of Japan and China. Citizenship is itself a most ira portant means of securing political education. Crude as aro many of the appeals to voters, some instruction as to the issues in a canvas is inevitably mingled with them. Through all these means the average of in nkind is being uplifted, and this average is far more important than tho elevation of the few, which used to be thought the only possible means for making men wiser and bettor. The world is grow ing wiser, broader and better. It is amusing to watch a slim man weigh himself. Ho steps on to tho platform as an elephant stops upon a bridge, with an awful fear of breaking the thing down, and thon put tho three hundred pound weight on the end of the beam. Of course he takes it off again, but he does this unostentatiously. Having found that he weighs, say 120. if you watch him carefully you will see him slide tho weight along to 175. "By George!" ho will exclaim us ho goes out, 'Tvo lost ten pounds sinco last week." In growing the best of everything the farmer lifts himself above tho com petition that now oppresses him. It is often said in the professions that there is room at the top. and this rule holds good in farming as it does in neurly orery employment Instead of getting out of farming, condemning the business as necessarily unprofita ble, a more just conclusion would be that the best farming, like tho best of everything else, must always pay, and the effort should then be to loaru how this may be attained. The products of the dairy amount In valuo to more than any other single branch of agriculture. There has never yet been a full estimate of the real value of these products, although the sum of one thousand million do'.« tars has been given as the reasonable valaatlon of them. This gives only about$40 Income from each cow, which Is near the average of tho yield of tho ordinary cow kept on farms for the ■upply of creameries, while tbs Income from the best private dairies is equal to at least $100 per oow. and in many One butter dairies this amount has b ase e xc eeded at laast 50 per cent son, its of I V" ''"T I loiter on the subject of Missis news ninniHV. Quay is said to be in favor of Blaine for president. Tho president will.urge the passage of the force bill. The force bill is said to be buried beyond hope of resurrection. Gladstone's ultimatum will probably result in tho withdrawal of Parnoll. A strong sentiment is developing in favor of another count of the census. It is not likely that an apportion ment bill will be passed by the present house. The revenue from sugar will probu bly bo raised 10,000.000 marks by tho reichst ag. H. H. Boll, a banker of Duluth, lia^ failed. «Liabilities «700.000; assets, «1,300,000. News from the mines show active in terests in that industry from ail over tho country. Will E. Tabler, wanted for fo geryj at Paducah, 'Ky., was arrested at .St. Joseph, Mn. An cig -ounce baby was ho it. alive to tho wife of a. miner named Hodges at Carthage, Mu. Five lumbermen '"ere drowned in Devil's Lake, Wis., while on a boat coming to suppor. . Sam Jones closed his revival at Pal - estine, Tex., with 800 converts as the result of his work. The steamer T. P. Leathers was de stroyed by lire at Fort Adams, Miss. Five lives wore lost. Twenty Armenian officials and a score of others imvo beer, arrested at Ismid for conspiracy. The Koch lymph will probably be manufactured under the supervision of tlie German government. An engagement between tho Citoy enne Indians and the regulars is re ported near Fort Keogh. ' Senator Gibson has written an inter estin sippi river improvements. Fire in Power's dry goods company's building, at St. Paul, caused a damage of $100.000, fully insured. liussell Sage severely criticises ex President Adams' farewell address to the Union Pacific directors. The Duluth and Southern has made r. combination under which the Soo lino will run its trains into Duluth. There have been laid 1,401 miles of track in tho far west since January 1. with 2,til7 miles under construction. Mrs. Grover Cleveland helped give a Thanksgiving dinner to the children of the New York kindergarten associ ation, A dispatch from Buenos Ayres states that a decree has been issued reducing the salaries of government officials 10 per cent. Denver has n small pox scare on ac count of the arrival of a curload of people who had been exposed to the disease. Win. J. Bell, a Chicago drummer, committed suicide in a Minneapolis saloon on learning that his wife had gone to the bad. Geoygc 'Weston and wife of Atchi son, Kas., fought with a hammer and hatchet. Mrs. Weston is dead and the husband is badly injured. Advices received at tho war depart ment from the seat of the Indian trou bles is reassuring und indicative of the subsidence of the ghost dance. The New York and New Jersey Bridgo company is preparing to push its great project which will bring all tho railroads uirectly into Now York City. The president lias directed the re moval of Joseph H. Wilson, United States district attorney for tlie eastern district of Texas, on the ground of ne glect of duty, A masked man entered a Georgia Pacific express car near ludiatiohi. Miss., held up three men, got all tho money in tho express safe, «85, and safely escaped. A Chickasaw judge left the bench in open court declaring justice was a mockery, and lie would not return un til the nution became a sovercigu part of tho Federal Union. it is stated "that tho Rock Island will begin suit against the Atchison to re cover «2. 250 expended in purchasing editorial tickets which tho Atchison has refused to redeem. The plans for the construction of Dr. Koch's new hospital at Berlin for the treatment of Eugiish consumptives have been accepted und the prelimi nary work is in progress. Tlie Interstate Commerce Commis sion will take up the prosecution of passenger officials as soon as they dis pose of the cases they aro endeavoring to make against the freight men. An enermous wheat crop in Wash ington has blocked the railroads there, and exasperated tlie farmers, who threaten to build a new lino to Puget Sound in order to avoid future block ades. Rev. Simon P. Anderson, pastor of tho Central Baptist church (colored), I w as found guilty of forgery and sen tenced to five years in the penitentiary by a jury in the St. Louis county cir cuit court The pneumatic line between Now York and Philadelphia is now consid ered an assured fact. It is expected that it will transport large packages between tho two cities in less than twenty minutes. The funeral of tho late Benjamin P. Shilluber (Mrs. Partington) took place from the Universalist church iu Chel sea, Mass., to which tho remains were escorted by Palestine commandery of Knights Templar. Governor Mellette of South Dakota has issued a lengthy proclamation re garding the Indian scare in which he urges the settlers to remain where thoy are. as the troops and the gov ernment have completely mastered the hostile element. A 8KCTION or A FYSOTFCIINIO UFMOK. preparing the immense set pieces on which were portrayed tho likenesses of prominent people, representations of buildings, floral designs, etc. To gain such a knowledge it is necessary to view the work from "lieliind the scenes," as it were, prior to its final fiery destruc tion. That privilege was accorded the writer, who was thereby enabled to watch the interesting process of evo lution. from a crude framework of wood 111 tilts completed product blazed forth in many colored splendors—a tiling of beauty, but of short duration. After a design is selected it is divided into sections by riding parallel vertical and horizontal hues upon it. The squares thus mads correspond to the larger squares of the woodeD framework. which for convenience in bundling is ge p arn ble into sections of a yard square. Tlie aid of the scenic artist is theu re quired to lay out tlie design. The frame work is laid upon tho flooring, the sec tions occupying tho same relative posi tions as they will occupy when erected upon tlie u prig I its. Tho artist then pro ceeds to reproduce, sketching upon a greatly enlarged scale tho various lines of tho original, taking care to transfer tho contents of one square to its coun terpart on the fin me. This lie docs with chalk upon tlie flooring. Ilis assistants then fidlow out his design hy tacking rattan upon tlie framework, twisting PICTURES OF FIRE. SOME or TH K POMPEIIAN MTS. TEB1ES EXPT.A1XE1K . ' flow Vire work» 1'nrt rails Are Msrte— Manlier of Preparing tlie Set Pieces — Pyrotechnie Masterpieces — Nothin;? Wonderful If You Knew Ho». [Special Correspondence.) Of the many thousands of persons who witnessed and enjoyed tlie pyrotechnic display connected with the Pompeiian s)iow but few were able to form an adequate conception of the manner of ; 1 I • is I 'to ; fk .11,1 -m m l f \^ rtjes A FIBS roc.STAIN. aud tending the strips to make them conform to tlie pattern beneath them. After tlie entire framework is covered with the rattan it is ready to lie turned over to the pyrotechuiut for completion. But first the artist must indicate tlie positions to bo occupied by the various colors which bring out tlie beauty of tho design. This he does by going over tlie work and touching it hero and there wilii paint of a color which lie wishes reproduced in fireworks. Tho markings aro faithfully followed by tlie pyrotech nist and bis assistants, «bo wire on tho paper tubes or "lauces. " as they are called, which contain the powder for nioduciug the colored lights desired. y r '-c m A krnXAD FAG! X. Hie colors nre designated by the CCTor of tlie lutes themselves, and tlius the men aro enabled to place tlie lances in their proper places upon tlie rattan des gn, so that tlie Lest, effects will bo secured. All is then r< ady f«t tlie final operate n, « Inch consists of connecting each lance, one aviiIi another, by a quick match train. The ordiuarv slow bum of is is aa ing powder tape is encased ia a loose covering of iiianill.i paper in tho lorm | i f a continuous tube. avIiicIi lias the pro erly of converting the tape into a j quick maich, thereby insuring tlie nl most instantaneous firing of tue entire ! aggregation of lances. This tape is upload liko a net work all over the de sign. every lance being touched by it, and tlie ends being gathered in a bundle at tlie bottom. The framework audits contents are then hoisted into position, or, should it bo too large to admit of its lieing handled as a aa hole, the sections are disconnected and reassembled il|K>n the r scaffoldin ?. While the finishing touch is generally given it by means of a lighted torch, electricity is sometimes rated into requisition for that purpose, ignition being effected by tlie heating of a I latiniim wire by tlie passage of tlie electric current A novel etf ct is produced by using particolored lancei ou the pattern, tlie gradual changing of color of the entire d>-»ign lieing very pleasing to the eve. But the culmination of t. c pyrotech nic's art lies not in tlie construction of set pieces, but in the building of moving ! one*. in this chia» of tireworka the moving parts are generally actuated uy rocket totes, < r "f poll 1 er», "if tlie motion be Mtar., but when a recipr« eating mo tion ia uecetwary it ia imrarted by means of a heavy pendulum act in motion by hand. Other means nre employed ac cording to tlie exigency of the case. Tlius, a bicycle rider may 1« p -Grayed, tlie aembluuce to life being heightened by the revolving wheels and moving limbs of the figura Ocean steamers are also depicted, tlie tide wheelers being represented aa offering the best oppor limities for (lie ii~ennilj of fho fire artists. The circumference of tlie wheel is provided with a number of "spouters, " which tend, by the direction of their fire, 'to give the wheel a rotary motion, the brilliantly lighted walking beam mean while slowly dipping and rising by reason of its rigid attachment to ponderous pendulum—not infrequently ; small boy swinging on a board. Uf 9 = A noteworthy device commemorating nn aquatic victory was recently success fully displayed. It represented a rac ing shell, with eight oarsmen, all rowing at fever heat and in unison, the variety of colors and uniformity of motion coni bineing to form a fascinating picture. Tlie prime mover in this affair was a manat the end # of a rope who pulled against the restraining force of a spring nt tlie opposite end, the figures forming a connecting link between the (wo and swaying back and forth uuder the action of these opposing forces; tlie oars work ing on pivots in u realistic maun»» AK AQUATIC HIT MAIL. However, tlie cleverness of these nre Manipulators is displayed in other ways. Fire pigeons, which shoot along a wire and back again, and cliiers which rise from tlie ground and take an aerial trip, are products • f their skill, as also a sort of aquatic "spit devil," which when lighted and thrown upon tho water emulates the actions of a guillotined lien. Fire fountains aro made by thrusting a spouter—which is really it loosely clinked rocket tube—through an auger hole in a piece of plank, lighting the same, and throwing it upon tlie water. It rights itself, and should tlie tube be n little out of the perpendicular it will sail around in a majestic way, seemingly as conscious of its importance as a torch bearer in a campaign procession. Elmer I* McIntosh, a The Gulf Sir rani and Cyclone». Among the many theories which wfcro given to us as fixed facts, and stored away as such in our memories during our school hoy days, but which are being swept away one by one bv later investi gations, Are shnll probably have to class that which professed to describe so ac curately the course and influence of tho Galt Stream. Tlie time honored teach ing of tlie old geographies that tho full force of tlie current, nfter entering and making a complete circuit of the Gulf of Mexico, made its way northward through tlie cooler waters of tlie Western Atlantic, and even affected tlie tempera ture of Europe, bas been materially modified by tlie more careful observa tions of modern science. Tiie view that is now favored if not fully established by recent observers is that the Gull Stream as a current r 'ally begins ul Florida Strait and ends somewhere near the Grand Banka. Tlie fact that tlie dr.ft from tlie stream Is found largely in tho wester i part of the Nortli Atlantic is explained iiy the influence of the pre vailing winds, but Lieutenant IMsbury is thought to iiave shown that high aa i ids do not interfere Avith either the velocity, position, or dir-cl ion of the stream ils -if. Patches of tha stream drift havo been found during the lust few years cl >sely packe l along the eastern shores of the Middle and Nortli Atlantic S ates. This lias led some to fear that the Gulf Stream was shifting ils position to one nearer tlie coast and that a gradual change of c'.invte Avas tlie re ult. But Mr. Jacques W. It jd wit y points out in a reccat article that there lias been n syste "iitic and pero lie change in certain of t' o elements of tlie stream e. er since it had an existence; mid lie argues that tlie assumption that in a very long period of timo l lie pro cession of tlie equinoxes may affect tlie lositiou and direction of tlie line of maximum flow is a question of the >ry und in I of fact. Mr. U-dway a linitsthat there is a remarkable correspondence be tween the track of this current and tlie cyclones of the Nortli Atlantic, but as serts that positiA'o proof of any connec | lion between tho two phenomena is lack mg. Tlie records of the « e.fther bureau j of the United Stales allow that durin; tlie summer months, when the c irren I ! of llioGulf Stream k> putting fortli its greatest strength, tho cvclones come most frequently, nml it is thought possi. ble that tlie excess of inoistuio which hovers along llie track of the stream may lie tlie fuel to AvIiicIi the cvclones ova e their energy.—(Toronto Week. I tnnley Admire» Women. Tlenry M. Stanley, whom uo one ever accused of sentiment, proves that he lias i,y |, H written answer to the query. In the «hole course of my life 1 never met u woman, from the flat nosed female or tho tropics to the snow aa lute divinity of New York, who had not touch of romance. "Repiilsivi-uess could not alter it; age could notextiugui li it; vi issitude coul I not change it. 1 Iiave found it at all times and in nil places, springing into life ns spontaneously as tlie flowers. And t|,; s romance is a wonderful thing ! It cheers the cheerless, softens the In» sensible, renovates the withered. secrct «his|ier in the heart of every woniuu alive, that t • the last woos pas sion to flutter its rosy pinions about lier brow. " Now, who says Sluulcy ex plored for nothin--? A car lieaiirg trust, resulting rmm rhs consolidation < f nearly all the Eastern companies, claims that can can be equipped with steam heating gear at a co-it of $t«0 each, and tiiat there will be a resulting saving iu fuel of from $15 to |40 • year over Um coal store banters as of a ! j • I I ' ! THE LAKE GALILEE. DR. TAf MAGE'S SAIL OVER 1T1E FAMOUS BIBLICAL LAKE "A Section of the Sea of Glass, De scribed by St. John, Let Down From Heaven on Silver Pulleys.** —Jesus, theSyinpatizer, the Kinan clpator, the Pardon-Granter, the Merciful, the Comforter.—Heaven for AH. Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 30, 1800.—Dr. Talmage preached today tho tenth of his series of sermons on his Palestine tour, describing hiscxpcriences on the lake whose waters were once stilled at tho command of Christ. The text was: "He entered into a ship and sat in the sea; and the whplo multitude was by tho sea on the land."— Mark 4, 1. It is Monday morning m our Palestine experiences, aud tho skv is a blue Galilee above, as in the boat we sail tho blue Gali lee beneath. It is tnirteen miles long and six miles wide, but tho atmosphere is so clear it seems as if I could cast a stone from teach to head). Tho lake looks as though it had been let down silver pulleys from the heavens and were u section of tho sea of glass that St. John describes as a part of the celestial landscape. Lake Galilee is a depression of six hundred feet in which the river Jordan widens and tajjpies a little, for tho river Jordan comes in at its north side and departs from its south side, so this luxe has its cradle and its grave. Its white satin cradle is among tho suows of Mount Hermon where tho Jordan starts, and its sepulchre is tho Dead Sea into which tho Jordan empties. I-akcCoinoof Italy, Lake Geneva of Switzerland, Lake Lomond of Scotland, Lake Winuipcsaukec of America, are larger, but Lako Galilee is tho greatest diamond that ever dropped from the finger of the clouds, and whether oucampcd on its buuks as we. were, yesterday and worship ping at its crystal altars, or wading into its waves which make an ordinary bath solemn us a baptism, or now putting out upon its sparkling surface in a boat, it is something to talk about, and pray about, and siug about, until the lips with which we now describe it can ncithor talk, nor pray, nor sing. Of tho two hundred and thirty Avar ships Josephus manoeuvred on these waters—for Josephus was a Avarrlor as well as a historian—there romains not one piece of a hulk, or one patch of a canvas, or one splinter of an oar. But return to America wo never Avili Until wo have had a sail upon this inland sen. Not from a wharf but from a beach covered with black and white pebbles wo go on board a boat of about ten or twelve tons, to bo propelled partly by sail and partly by water. The mast leans so far forward that it Reems about to fall, but we find it was purposely so built, and the ropo through a pulley manages to hoist and let down the snil. It is a rough boat und as far as possible removed from a Venetian gondola or a sportsman's yacht. With a common saw aud hummer and axe many of you could make a bettor one. Four barefooted Arabs, instead of sitting doAAra to their oars, stand as they always do in rowing, and pull away from shore. I in sist on holping, for there is nothing more exhilarating to me than rowing, but I soon had enough of the clumsy oars, and tbo awkward attempt at Avielding thorn Avhilc instunding posturo. is tho is Is an t iu a Wo put our overcoats and shawls on u small deck in tlio stern of the boat, the very kind of a deck where Christ lay on a fisherman's coat, when of old a tempest pounced upon the fishing smack of the affrighted disciples. Ospreys and wild duck and kingfishers fly overhead or dip their wings into the lake, mistaking it for a fragment of fallen sky. Can it be that those Bible stories about sudden storms on this lake are true? Is it possible that a sea of such seeming placidity of temper could ever rise und rage at the heavens? It does not seem as if this happy family of elements could have over had u falling out und the water sinke at the clouds and the clouds strike at tho water. Hero at Capernaum, tho Arabs having in their arms carried us ashore to the only place where Our Lord ever had a pastor ate, und Ave stepped amid the ruins uf the church AA'hero Ho preached again and again, and again, whose rich sculpturing lay the syuagoguo, there, not as Avhen others see it In spring time covered with woods, aud loathsome Avith reptiles, but in that December Aveuthev completely uncovered to our agi tated und iutenso gaze. On one stono of that synagogue is the sculpturing of a pot of manna, an artistic commemoration of the tunc when tho Israelites Avcro fed by manna in the wilderness, and to which sculpturing no doubt Christ pointed up wurd while He waa preaching that sermon, on this very spot, in Avbich Ho said: "Not ns your fathers did eat manna and aye dead; Ho that catath of this bread shall [live forever." Wonderful Capernaum. ! Scene of more miracles than any place iu lull the earth! Blind eyc-t kindling with j the morning. Withered arms made to pulsate. Lepers blooming into hcultb. • Tho dood girl reanimated. These Arab tenta, which nn this Decem ber day I find in Palestine, disappear and I I see Cupci-naum us it aviis when Jesus avus I pastor of tho church here. Look at that wealthy home, the architecture, the mur ' ble front, the upholstery, tho slaves in uui ! form at tho doorway. It is tlie residence of a courtier of Herod, probably Chuza by name, his wife, Joanna, a Christian dis ciple. But something is the matter. The slaves are in great excitement, and tho courtier living there runs down tho front steps and takes a horse and puts him at full run across the country. The boy of of that nobleman is dying of typhoid fover. All the doctors havo failed to give relief. But about five miles up the country, at Cana, there is a Divine Doctor, Jesus by name, and tho agoelzod father has gone for Him, and with what earnestness thoso can understand who have had a dying child in tho house. This courtier cries to Christ; "Come down ere my child die!" While the father is absent, and at one o'clock in tho afternoon, the people watch ing the dying boy see a change in thoooun teunn-o. and Joanna, the mother, on one s.uu ot bis couch, says, "Why, this darling is getting Avell; the fever has broken; see the perspi ration on his forehead; did any of you give him any new kind of medicine?" "No," Is tho answer. The boy turns on his pillow, his delirium gone, and asks for something to eat nnd eays: "Where's father?" Oh, he has gone up to Cana to get a young doctor of about thirty-one years or age. But ew doctor is needed now „in.this house nt Capernaum. The people look at tho suu-dial to find "what time of the day it is, and see it is just past noon, and oue o'clock. Then they start out and moot the returning father and an soon ne they come within apeskhig distance they shout at the top of their voices, "Your bov is getting well again." "Is It possible?" suv » tho father, "when did tho change for the better tako place?" "One o'clock," is the answer. "Why," Rays the courtier, "thu; is just tho hour that Jesus said to me 'Th v sou liveth.' One o'clock." As they gather at the evening meal what gladness in all the countenances in that home in Capernaum! The mother, Joauna has not had sleep for many nights au-.l sii now falls off into delightful slumber. Tim father, Chuza, the Hcrodian courtier, out with anxiety as well as by the rapid journey to and from Cana is soon in restful unconsciousness. Joanna was a Christian before, but I warrant she was more of a Christian afterward. Did the father Chu; a accept the Christ who had cured his hov? Is there in all the earth a parent so ungrate ful lor the convalescence or restoration of an imperilled child as not to go into a room and kneel down aud make surrender to the almighty love that camo to the rescue. Do not mix up this case with tho angry discussions about Christian science, hut accept tho doctrine, as old as tho Bible, tiiat God does ansAver prayer for tho sick! That Capernaum boy lA-asnot the only iu-is' t ration of the fact that prayer is mightier than a typhoid fever. And thero is not. u doctor of large practice but has coino into the sick room of some hopeless case and. iu u cheerful manner, if ho were a Chr,-. tinn, or with a bewildered manner if he were a skeptic, said, "Well, Avint have you been doing with this patient? What have you been giving htm? Tbo pulse ; s better. Tho crisis is past. After ull, I think he will get well." Prayer will you be acknowledged in the world's materia mcdica and the cry is just as appropriate now as when Chuza, tho courtier from Capernaum uttered in Christ's hearing: "Comedown ere my child die!" If prayer be not answered in tho Avay we Avish, it is because God has something better for the child than earthly recovery, and there are thousands of men and women, uow alive in answer to fathers' aud mothers' prayers, myself one of tlio multi tude. For I baA-o heard my parents tell how when at tbreo years of ago scarlet fever seemed to havo done its full work nn mo and tho physicians had said there was no moro use of their coming aud they had left a few simple directions to make the remaining hours peaceful, and according to the custom in those times in country places, tho neighbors had already coino t» and made the shroud, tho forlorn oaso sud denly brightened and tho prayer "Come down ere my child die!" was answered in a recovery that has not been followed by. a moment's sickness from that timo to this. But someone may say that Christ in Ca poruuum healed that courtier's child, yet he would not havo done it for one in hum ble life. Why, in that very Capernaum be did tho samo thing for a dying slave, be longing to the mau who had made a present to the town of the church of which Jesus Avas pastor, the synagogue among whose ruins I today leap frem fragment to frag ment. This Avas tho cure of a Homan sol dier's slave, whose only acknoAvledged rights were the wishes of his owner. And noue aro now so enslaved or so humble or so sink or so sinful, but the all-sympathetic Christ is ready to help them, ready to euro them, ready to emancipato them. Hear itl Par don for all. Mercy for all. Help for all Comfort for all. Heaven for all. Ob, t his Luke Galilee! What a refreshment tor Christ it must have been after sympathizing Avith the sick, and raisiug tho dead, and preuching to the multitudes all day long to come down on these banks in tho night time and feel the cool air of tho sea on bis hot face, and look up to the stars, the lighted lamps around the heavenly palme from which ho had descend«!. "But," says some one, '-why was it tint Christ coming to save the world should spend so much of his timo on and around so solitary a place as Lake Galilee? There is only one city of any size on its beach, and both the Western and Eastern shores aro a solitude, broken only by tho sounds coming from the mud hovels ot tho de graded. Why did not Christ begin at Babylon the mighty, at Athens tho learned, at Cairo the historic, at Thebes tlie hundred-gated, at Homo tho triumphant? If Christ was going to save the world, why not go where the world's people dwell? Would a man, wishing to revolutionize for good tho American continent, pass his time amid the fishing huts of the shores of New foundland? My friends, Galileo was the hub of the wheel of civilization and art, und tho center of a population that stag gers realization. On the shores of the lake wo sail today stood nine groat cities— Seythopolis, Taricha-, Hippos, Gamal«, Chorazin, Capernaum, Bethsaida, Mar dala, Tiberias—and many villages, the smallest of which had 15,000 inhabitants, according to Josephus, and reaching from tho beach back into tho country in all di rections. Palaces, temples, coliseums, gymnasiums, amphitheatres, towers, gar dens terraced on the hillsides, fountains bewildering with sunlight, baths upon Avhoso mosaic floors kings trod; whilo thi* lako from where tho Jordan enters it to where the Jordan leaves it, was beautiful Avith all styles of Shallop, or dreadful with all builds of war galleon. Four thousand ships, history says, were at one timo upon these waters. Battles Ayers fought there which shocked all nations with their consequences. Here mtngliug blood with pure and spurk l.ngfoam. In her last throes Judma fought wua Borne. Upon those sea-fights lookod Vespasian, and Titus and Trojan, and whole empires From one of thoso naval encounters so many of the dead floated to the beach, they could not soon enough bo entombed, and a plaguo was throatonod. Twelve hundred soldiers escaping from these vessels of war were one day massacred in tho ampithoatre at Tiberias. For three hundred years that almost continuous city encircling Lake GalUee avbs the metropolis of our planet. It was to tho very bean of the world that Jesus came to sootte j" sorrows, and pardon Its sins, and hoai sick, and emancipato Its enslaved and imate its dead. - \ ***ef Thank God that I havU'speatJJs^.^ Christly memories, and I 0 f Hubert McCheyne, the aseendea , hil KitntlfinH. who. NMtfid on thO . ..... Scotland, who, seated on the L— ., t lake, wrote in his last sich ^hf* re at, before he crossed not the Jo re e empties Into Galileo *«ea Jordan that empties into fire;** of glass mingled "."«i bv hù theee sweet werde lit of earth) v man fingers on strung etring» • lute, or by angelic flngere on »erap 11 » nun» It la not that the »IM Comes down to dr ink t hy__ ^ But He that was " Oft wandered by thy el' » ^ „«.i, Graceful around thee then Thou calm, reposing sc»- . . — But ah! far more, the beautiful ee Of Jesus walked o er 'bee. ^ O Savior! gene to God » *■'»*»* Yet the same Savior etm -t»nd Graved on thy heart is this lovely etm And every fraerant hUL _ - The Amer'ean turkev wUl reed pioteettoe until after Tbaaksg'v> D G>