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M l.i 11 1 lfef .V m j"? ILiHHHf ' r ' "VT-r Yearly Subscription 42.00 ELEVENTH YEAR. SABBATH BEADING. Reasons Why We Should Be Thankful for What We Have. HE REMEMBERED HIS FATHER. The Work of Our Missionary Hard to An swerA Field for Christian Wo men Good Cheer. Hard to Ansxeer. Syra, when a child, begged his preceptor to instruct him in the law of God, but he declined, saying that his scholar was too young to be taught these sacred mysteries. "But, master," said the boy, "I have been in the burial ground and measured the graves, and find some of them shorter than myself; now, if Ishould die before Ihave learned the word of God, what will become of me then, master?" He Remembered His Father. The son of a very eminent lawyer, while awaiting sentence in the felon's dock, was asked by the judge: "So you remember your father?" "Perfectly," said the youth; "whenever I entered his presence he said 'runaway, my lad, and don't trouble me.' " The great lawyer was thus enabled to complete his fa mous work on "The Law of Trusts," and his son in due time furnished a practical commentary on the way in which his father had discharged that most sacred of trusts committed to him in the per son of his child. The Work of Our Missonary. The Rev. David Metheny, M D., a tvell-known missionary of the Beformed Presbyterian Church in America in Asia Minor, has arrived in this country with his wife and family. In 1864. when 28 years old, he went to Syria, and there labored as a medical missionary for seventeen years. In 1882 he removed to Asia Minor, making Tarsus the cen ter of operations. A man of indefati gable diligence and zeal, he has accom plished wonders, notwithstanding the opposition of the Turkish authorities. Tn Mersino, where he resides, he has a church numbering fifty communicants and in Mersino, Tarsus, and Adana he has established eleven schools with an average attendance of 240 pupils, under the instruction of thirteen teachers. Good Cheer. Most people need more encourage ment than rebuke. At best, this life is full of disappointment. Our Saviour knew this, and it is a comfort to us to feel that He still understands oursitua ation. He knows our circumstances from experience. There is no path that we can take that is strange to Him. Tears trembled in TH eyes; thorns pierced His feet; sorrow filled His heart; mists nung over His life. Knowing all, He said to the anxious group of followers: "Yes, in the world ye shall have tribulation:" "make up your minds to this; This world is so dis arranged by sin and its inevitable con sequences that sometimes even the most faithful of followers of mine are called to suffer." "But believe Me, that is no reason for losing heart." "Be of good cheer. I have overcome the world." It is really so. If we are Christ's we have entered with Him a garden of spices, a charmed inclosure of fruits and flowers, a place of rest and shade. And as we walk with Him, while the noise of the world without is still threat ening, we may nave correction, due never a word of depressing rebuke from j our Lord. TTfs correction has in it only our good. "Be of good cheer" is the keynote of all His intercourse with us. Bejoice, therefore, thou tempted sor- rowing soul. Jesus speaks to thee in every condition in tender, truest love. A Field for Christian Women. The condition of women in Asia is singularly wretched. The Chinese proverb decrees them to be "shadows and echoes in the house." India secludes and thus excludes them. The Hindoo women are perhaps the most unhappy within the bounds of nominal civiliza-! tion. The theory is that they are made to get away and opened its enormous only for marriage. Marriage is a com-' mouth. The spots on its body grew mercial affair, settled not by the inter- darker and its skin glistened in an un ested parties, but by their parents usual manner. In its movements it be actual barter and safe. Usually, it is came more lively, and it was with diffi contracted in childhood and consum-' Rnltv that the charmer could keeD it mated when the boy-hnsband and girl-' wife are in their early teens. After marriage the woman disappears, is ob-.' literated, is absorbed in the man. The law of the Shasters says: "When she 's in his presence she must keep her eyes on her master, and be ready to The audience, who up to this time receive his commaids. When he speaks Uvere enchanted with the scene, drew she must be silent (what do our Ameri- awav from the platform, while they can women say to that?) When he calls kept their eyes fixed on the brave wo she must leave everything else and at- manj ho endeavored to pacify the snake tend upon him alone. A woman has by drawing her hands in rapid succes- no other god upon earth than her hus band. In case the husband dies, the condi tion of the widow is, if possible, yet more forlorn than the statue of the wife. She may never marry again though perhaps betrothed in infancy and wid owed at 10 or 12. She is regarded with contempt as though the death of hex husband had disgraced her. She is expected to practice severe and life- Her husband, who had been watching long austerities. She is converted into every movement, told her to choke it. the drudge of the household and loaded , As soon as the woman heard her hus down with menial tasks. j band's voice she became remarkably In spite of English law, infanticide cool, and while the coils of the serpent prevails still in India to such a frightful were slowly but surelv choking her to extent that it is authoritatively stated ma me yj.uyuii.iuu ui. miuni,iu.ea equals one-tnird of tne birtus of female children. Males are more highly re- garded. But a girl is the most worth- less thing in nature next to a woman! Ought we not to sympathize with and alleviate such woe? Should not the Christian women of America, dishon ored in their own sex, pour out prayers, money, efforts to right this hoary wrong, and aim to clothe their unhappy sisters yonder across che sea in the beautiful garments with which Christianity has robed them? city from a dealer. Last year the same seeking his own HAPPINESS ax snake crushed a woman to death while last. she was handling it in a New York A tall, fine-looking man of distin- museum. It is about to shed its skin guished appearance and clerical air and is apt to be ugly during this time stepped into the office of Clerk of Courts of the year. Holyoke Democrat. Hewitt yesterday and asked with great j fresh air. dignity if Mr. Hewitt were the one who j "John," said Mrs. Blinkington, "I made folks happy. Mr. Hewitt joined simply can't stand this sleeping every him in a little blush, and shyly admitted night with the windows in our bed that he sometimes distributed great chamber wide open. Last night the chunks of happiness to young men for a wind just poured in and this morning I consideration. "I want a marriage license, then," the stranger remarked! "What is the name?" asked Mr. Hewitt. "Spratt Bev. G. M. Spratt, of Phila delphia." After the usual questions required by law to be asked of those who como there for tickets in the lottery, Mr. Hewitt observed: "Of course I can sec that you are of age, but" in an apolo- getic tone, "I am required to ask your exact age." "Certainly, certainly, sir," responded the clerical visitor. "I know how it is. I have officiated at a large number of weddings since the law went into effect, I am 75." The bride Mr. Spratt was to lead to the altar was Mrs. Amelia Down Wheeler, Cony, whose age is 67, so that the combined ages of the bride and groom reach the almost unprecedented age of 142 years, an even century moro i than the age of the average bride and groom. jsrte Gazette. Theee is nothing that needs to be said in an unkind manner. .? rW . . JrKRKli STOCK FAJEyMTN-Q- THE BASIS OS1 OUR INDUSTRIES. W A-KEENEY, KANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1889, A MOMENT OF DANGER, A Woman Circus -Performer yearly Crushed by a Boa-Constrictor. At about 8 o'clock last night, when the tent was filled with spectators, Mrs. Wallace mounted the platform and took from the box the fifteen-foot boa-constrictor. She twined it around her neck and body, and then petted it as though it was a kitten. After handling the reptile for several minutes, it began around her neck. It uttered a low, humming sound as it swung its head from side to side. This noise grew faster and louder, until it broke out into the appalling hiss of the king of rep tiles. sion over its body. The snake instead of quieting under her efforts, seemed to increase in anger. Its skin kept shin ing with a peculiar hue, and the hiss was prolonged until it could be heard across the street. The snake turned its head on the charmer, and its eyes flashed a3 it suddenly swung itself around her neck, and the coils began to tighten. The woman uttered a scream. death, she quietly moved her hands I down ine body of the snake. The snake saw the movement and opened its iavs. but at the same moment the woman had clutched it around the neck. With both hands she squeezed it and then the coils began to relax. While hold- ing the neck with one hand she re moved the coils with the other. When the snake was put back in the box and a large coil of iron cable thrown on top the audience breathed a sigh of relief. Mr. Wallace said that he bought the snake three months ago in New York am so hoarse I can hardly speak." "I never heard of fresh air killing any one," retorted Mr. Blinkington coolly, without looking up from the paper he was perusing. "Perhaps not," snapped Mrs. B., "but if you're so fond of fresh air why don't you take your bed out in the back yard. You'd get your fill of it then and not discommode anybody else with your cranky ideas about fresh air." j "Mrs. B., Td inform you that I don't pay thirty-five dollars a month, and water-tax extra, for this house, just for the privilege of making my bed in the backyard. If you're so afraid of that complexion of yours, you can move your bed up to the garret There are no windows there." ' "That's just like you, you selfish old 'brute. When we were first married you did not insist on having all the windows in the room wide open ; and my slightest wishes were regarded. "When we were first married, Be- linda," said Mr. B. putting on his coat preparatory to a hasty exit, "I was a gg61 iw& than Thompson's colt; and jou were the personification of beauty and good temper. Now," and fcy this time he had reached the door, "the situ ation has slightly changed. You remind me of the colt and " But he did not finish the sentence. He just did escape being hit with the tea-cup which his indignant spouce had hurled at his devoted head. A moment later, however, Mr. B. was sauntering along the street puffing his matutinal cigar with a countenance as clear and placid as a summer sky. Amelie Rivers' new novel, "First Families oj Virginia." COCNTRT JOURNALISM. The Springtown correspondent of the Dayton (Ind.,) Gazette contributes the following batch of interesting items to a recent issue of that paper. Corn ain't growing much. Jet. Waymire stepped on a scythe barefooted the other day and nearly cut his foot off. Cal. Copestocker lost a fine colt last week. .Little Wildcat is on a tear. Oats are looking bully. Your correspondent had his first mess of new potatoes last week. Dug them out of my own truck patch. This will show you that the same hand that can handle the hoe can also handle the pen. Mary Picket went swimming last Thursday and got drowned. Old man Plugh died Sunday. Items scarce. Everything quiet. Not much stirring. Billy TJnger is going away to school this fall. I'm told Billy intends to fol low the law. Bill Turley and Zeb. Pickering had a rough-and-tumble fight at Sol. Benson's barn-raising the other day. Zeb came out minus an eye and two front teeth. Turley was buried last Sunday at the Ball Hill crravevard. As it was a clear case of self-defense tjie grand jury will not indict Zeb. Folks round here think he's been punished enough, anyhow. Bill Johnson's mules ran away with him last week one day and tore his new double-seated spring buggy all to smash. Any one wanting to buy a span of mules cheap, Bill has 'em to sell. The Stringtown folks celebrated the glorious Fourth at Buck Grove. The Waupecon. brass band was there and tooted their sweetest music for the oc casion. THE ONLY SURYITOR OF THE CUS TER MASSACRE. "I see," said Dr. McGillicuddy, "that every now and then some man an nounces himself, in the East, as the sole survivor of the Custer massacre. You can always put him down as an impos tor. There was one man who might have escaped. He was a young surgeon named Lord. His body was not found until long afterwards, and it was at first supposed he was a captiva. The In dians told me a strange story about Lord's death. They said that when.he saw how things were going he started off. Several young bucks followed him, but he had a good horse and kept ahead of them. Just as they were going to give up the chase and intending to let Lord escape, he drew a pistol and shot himself dead. I suppose he was crazed at the thought of becoming a prisoner. The only person with Custer who sur vived was a Crow scout'. When he saw that the fight had gone against-the cav alry he drew his blanket over his head so that the Sioux might not recognize him as a Crow, jumped about among them and howled, and gradually edged his way out of the fight and made oft I believe he is still about the Crow In dian agency." Sioux Falls letter, in Globe-Democrat The man who allows himself to drift idly down the stream will never make much of an uprower in the world. This is the season of the year when a person fears to change even a ten-dollar bill last it affect his health. THE CHILDREN. Instructive and Interesting Topics for Our Little Boys and Girls, WHAT PLUCK WILL DO, In Peace and War Promoted Kind Words to Little Friends Who Use the Phrase ,lI Don't Care.'r WJiat Plxteh WiU Jo. the city of Brooklyn there is- an in stitution where friendless children are cared for and homes found for them in families. One day a youth of seventeen called and asked for May Lawrence, who had been placed in the institution twelve years ago. He explained that he, with a little brother and sister, had been placed in the home when their father died. This youth, Frank, had been sent to Kansas at the age of seven; the home did not suit, and at the age of ten he ran away to Kansas City, Mis souri. At first he sold hot sausages in the streets, then he got employment in a store and finally became proprietor of a meat market. Then he started to hunt up his brother and sister. The former he found in Texas, and now he wanted his sister. The books of the in stitution were consulted, and off he went to Providence, Bhode Island. His sister did not know him and supposed her elder brother to be dead, but she left with him at once for Kansas City. That shows what pluck, enterprise and determination can do. There can be no doubt about Frank's future. Promoted. He would be a strange boy who, on being asked to name the happiest day of his life, would not think of that event ful morning when he laid aside skirts and put on trousers, the insignia of munly dignity. The Boston Home Journal tells of one child who bore this new honor with apparent indifference for a whole day, but was very unwilling to take off his be loved trousers at night. When he had yielded to persuasion, and was snugly tucked in bed, he looked up to say, with emphasis: "Mamma, please put away those skirts, and never let me see them again !" Another lad, who was but little over four years old when mamma began to talk about laying aside his skirts, was taken ill within a fortnight of his new dignity. One day he was unusually restless, and the nurse was moving alxrat the bed, exerting all her skill to ease his condition. "Poor little baby," she said, at last, "I do wish I could make you more com fortable!" The child raised his eyes to her face, smiled, and whispered, in a faint voice, "She tails me a baby! Just show her my twonsers!" It Peace and War, Buthie and Bay went out and crept under the the umbrella-houses to eat the sweet, fresh doughnuts which mamma had given them. How very nice and cool it was there, and how good those cakes tasted! "Let's 'eat out here forever!" sighed Buthie, contentedly, taking, a mouth ful from a doughnut in each hand. "Yes, lefs!" answered Bay. But for ever is a long time." Just then a flock of geese came around the house. "Quack! quack! quack!" they screamed, as they espied the umbrella house 3. There was the white goose with the gray wings, and the gray goose, and the white one with the gray topknot, and lots of yellow baby geese waddling after them. On they came, straight toward the umbrella houses. SingI Oopgr S Ctonta NUMBER 29. The old gander was ahead, with his long neck stretched out, and his red bill wide open. "I guess they want the doughnuts," said Bay, putting- bis behind him and tipping his house in front of him. "I I guess m come into your house," said Buthie, scrambling for a place beside him, "Quack! quack t quack!" and the geese stopped before the umbrella house, and stretched their necks toward it. The old gander hissed, reached a little further, and snatched the dough nut from Buthie's left hand. The old goose, with the great, gray wings, wanted one, too, and so she snatched the other. And the gray goose-,, and the white one with the gray topknot, waddled around behind Bay and seized both of his at once. Then Buthie and Bay began to cry, the geese began to quack, and together they made such a noise that mamma came running in haste to see what the matter could see. She drove the geese away, she gave the children more cakes, and so the war was over, and peace came again to the umbrella houses. Youth's Com panion. "X Don't Care." "I dontcare!" How often we hear young people say this ! My young friend, you ought to care aye, you will' care, perhaps, when it is too late. "Don't care" has ruined thousands. It has filled jails and almshouses, and murder ers' graves; it has wrung the hearts of parents, and brought deep blushes to a sister's cheeks; it has broken down many a young man who has started out in life with the brightest prospects of success, but who has too often said, "I don't care." Be careful how you allow yourself to utter these words. Some years ago there was a bright, talented boy coming late out of school. He had been kept in by his teacher for bad conduct. As he stepped into the street, a friend of his a noble man, and one who always de lighted in helping boys said to him; "I am very sorry to see you coming out of school so late." The boy repb'ed, in a careless, ungentlemanly way; "I don't care !" Now, remember, that I was intimately acquainted with this lad. I knew his father and mother. They were excel lent people, and denied themselves many things that they might give their son the advantages of a good education. This boy was talented no one in school more so. He could stand at the head of his classes whenever he tried to, but he didn't care. This spirit of "I don't care" grew upon him, and, at last, his father took bim out of school and put him into a store. But he failed there, for he didn't care whether he pleased his employer and customers or not. After remaining in the store a short time, he was dis missed. He didn't care, but father, and mother, and sister cared, for they shed many tears on account of his failure. Some time after this I saw him driv ing a dirt-cart, in trowsers, and shirt, and barefoot; but he didn't care. For several years I did not hear any thing from him. One day, I ascertained that he had shipped as a common sailor for a foreign port; but on shipboard as everywhere else, he didn't care, and when the .vessel reached her harbor, the Captain kicked him off the ship. After wandering about a few months on a foreign shore, he died of a fever, and lies buried thousands of miles from home. Upon his tombstonetruthfully might be engrossed these words: "Here lies a once noble talented boy. who came to an untimely grave because he didn't care!" "This," said an Irishman at sea, w the roughest night I've seen for many a long day." ,, i.i fa 1 OS "W ..: 'i -&' -f ei VliS; Mr' , r'feAi &hM2MMMfk)iSyM SS&5 ri- - . j ij- c 'TiS i u-C"-5ji-i,ivr; rJ, nrKi vt.