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KATES OK SUiS&CItlPTIOX: ,,wr va, fl J -VKT MNTHS, , 1 00 i&.rK Months, 2 00 mi'nnf iho'iM tn! hr jtrmtoftu- order f(lN ,ime iari .ti1.nrifrl, or by rrilfTi t,..r. Wiifn Tilni'Tl liMlu mail in the Miliary vy'intt f-iiSMiahtri wiii not be responsible lor . HELP THOSE WOMEX.' CoTiXsocmnt Sermon by E-v. Charlei 7 Deer.i, cf New York. at Sciente Hill Academy, 8blbyvil".e, Ky., May 31. Mi This man . i brief ami sublime de incurnatioii of the I'i- I V hi!' t Ik; cvcrv I, .phil- v, ;i r ' cn-M-f. social J i I f , llieil. M, d. h in I' r a mil i i I-1 r.ii , the household, the 1 t!i- Suite, the day when U.icheni held her lirst-born i is the li viding-line of all M'lr hai ha- le'cii m same since, up n ,ri in regara u men anil i -it- ! f. tc .I'-u- if they were u h , ,n, 'I i U event' as might he now. the old Hebrew, ire-k and Iioman '.: tn i.ui. legislator, philosophers, ar ts, ' r'f -men, husbands and wives et 'I'l'ni, in our century, ' II g (!. l't- r.-'Mn-!- and our move would le in a new world, done tins. s. th- is h;i rl.ai- .he tin most remarkable charac evternal changes of no they have been mainly of let V i that ht through ! of .Ft ii.- a change effected by in the position and limy 1 i, ,t sn y in t lie very chur- of woman. She lias not been me -iuee that wonderful birth, he has li'-en in .-uc h position as to H' '-r the 1 And tr::ig I" th intl'ier. of her changed . ; O'. .' t nil s Ocif r-,ry of o,l;o;i !i a:: oi r a tie. modes ty. .le-'is has iiii-ti by having nd -pit it of v. i ,i, ,f life t bear on changed the hi.s ehanged the con incii. now living nave n trained i.!, h-r thi t.;i 1 w.,rtf it.,- next of new style, of things !iich ! eighteen centuries before Hi wi re horn. We can not. without an f If, rt, conceive the state of affiiis in f-f.ii-! to wom;n, their train it.:.', 'heir position, thi-ir influence, be- ,r,- .(lias raine. It was so totally dif ferent from what it now in! 'J here was ri'ifi.in in tin- culture of power under ; in- U -iiiiin civili.ition, nothing in the i 'o'. ire of phihwijihy nrid tristf under the 'ir-clc i iviiisnion, nothing in the ralliiH' of religion under the Hebrew i i s ii - i.it on, liich ia at all like the posi tion ,md iiillueiire of women inJer the i uifurn ,l l.riitinn civilization. Iliat oil" l', thi hem ba .Ir-.vi-h iiiiiiden has of that simple ! ne more for Kn-1 limn, ' irrek and lb-brew men than the ;i inr, the Alexanders and the Maeca liec, with their sorJs, or the Juiums, tli" byciirgu-es and the Moseses with their tablet of law-,. What' vcr may have been the case among heathen nation, we might p-.'-. ' hat, under t he Hebrew theocracy and in the Jewish church, women would have hud a plaen not unlike that which -In occupies under 'hristianity. And yet we know that it was not so. History teaches us as much. To me there is -omi hing much more impressive than historical statement of ancient facts; it is the difference in the f all literature, especially of the met social tone 1 'lire, nooks, not only in what they ibont women, but in of and allusions to specifically teach 10I their mentions w omen. II nv very old the Old Testament is, and how very new the New Testament is! In the former, as in the latter, we have allusions to virgins, to wive and in wi -lows, but how different the spirit of tin writings! In regard to the tirst, the Old Testa ment in pervaded by the Oriental idea w li ich confined verginity to the mere ie-ervation of the body inviolate, and so young unmarried women were care tuily concealed and veiled, that men rniidit not reach them until they came to be betrothed and married. And so the very Hebrew word for virgin, Al iioth, signifies one who is hiding, cou 1 oaled, shut up. In the New Testament the whole epir i is d itlerent. Virgins may go abroad. Virgins may emage in works of religi ous charity as freely an matrons or wid ows. The whole temper of the teach ing of the New I'estanient is that .she only is a real virgin whose thought is chaste and whose soul is pure. Jesus inu so changed the world that while greater I reedoui of social intercourse i.s given to our daughters, the bond of duty and purity is made stronger and more beaut if ul. Hi" -anie rcmrk holds good of w ives. I lie tone and temper of the Old Testa ment is such, that while in comparison "ith the representations of the conju gal estate among heathen nations, that of wives among the Hebrews was eleva ted, there is almost never present the recognition of an equality ot interest, a partnership of love, and an equal-idiare in all the destiny of the family. The wife was useful in being the mother of children, of sons that might add to the fnmiiy wealth and dignity, of daughters who might be the wiveu of other men; and the wife wa further serviceable in the capacity of cook, housekeeper and general servant to her lord. Sometimes u happened tb.nt he loved her, as Isaac did Kehecca, and as Jacob did Kachel, hut that whs not thought to be absolute ly indispensable. There was nd neeeu--.iry partnership of love ill marriage. Wa will take notice I am speaking of the general impression made by the Old 1 es ta men t . It ik far otherwise in the New Testa ment. There i no relaxation of the tie of marriage. There is no change in the general work of the husband and wife, relatively. She i.s still to obey. The husband is r,t ill the head of the wife. He is still to provide for the household he tint. he is still to do the domestic work he not. He has no right to go a' .nit any pleasure or business which makes him fail toprovide for the family ; she has no right in any employment "of pleasure until the domestic work is done, but now all that domestic apartment is brightened by the gospel of the Son of Mary! How" that -lord" of a man be came a love of a man ! The old Hebrew husband had no glory from hi wife. She might be beautiful as one of the cherubim of the Mercy seat, she might be as witty a any of "the wise ladies" of the mother of Siser.i, she might be as giwd as an angel ; he had no trlorv of it. He had all thia 111 uie meruerness ot a solitary eniov- ment. She did not have what our wise and good aod lovely wives have, the en joyment of knowing that she (died glory on her beloved husband. She never en tered into his plans of greatness in effort, and she was allowed to have none of her own. Ilul Jesus changed all that bv lifting the wife into a loving partnership with the husband, until Peter's wife shared the toils and glorious fruits of her hus band's Apostolate, and Aqmla and Pris- tuia are coupiea in loving work for Jesus and for humanity, and until all wives are placed toward their husbands as Jesus placed the Church toward Him self, His Kver-bride for whom he died, and who lived ever with Him in holy wort on earth ana in happy glory in heaven. The same holds good of widows. In the sixth chapter of the Acts we read that "there arose a murmuring of the Grecians again ft the JItbrewt, because their v!dow$ were neglected in the daily ministration." Such a murmuring could not have occurred in the Hebrew church. in the state of public opinion before Jesus. Even these Hebrews had become n little Christianized as to be neglect ful of widows. The law of the Lord was Terr emphatic against those who nnnresned the widow and the fatherless. and yet there fails to be au honorable roenr-nition of w idowhood in the Old Testament. The widow was "rather the .nhwt nf romDassion. as Dr. llowsun v. who adds that, "if we turn beyond the pages of Scriptures to other early Jewish writings, they seem to place her imimi in a ruction of contempt. But the New Testament (.peaks of hpr fFnA not TU t her out of sight fmeks of Iier tenderly, as in the ninth chapter of the Acts, in that affecting picture of the dead Dorcas, with the circle of widows standing about her and ".owing Peter the garments her inaus trioua ami faithful hands had made. Paul is not much in favor with the "advanced females" of tbia period, and i not generally supposed to Lave had "cb. gallantry ia his spirit or manner, "is work and bodily ailments and ab tract studies may have made him a "We reserved in manners; but surely it wuld be difficult to find a passage in any man's writing of which women should be more proad than that addrens of his first letter: "Entreat the, elder women as mothers, the younger an sisters, with all purity." I beg especially the young men of this congregation to take that rule for their guidance; a strict observance of it will render them model Christian gentlemen, and be a benedic tion to all the women of their acquaint ance. Then, on this topic of which we are now ss peaking, hear 1'aul : "Honor widows that are widows indeed." Such a sen tence was never on human lips or pen lefore the Saviour came. See how he describes an honorable widowhood : "She that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and contiuueth in up-1 plications ami prayer night and day .-se now ue recognize the valuable ser vices of widows: "Having been the wife of one man. well reported of for rood works; if she have brought up children. if hp ? have lodged strangers, if she Lave waied the saints' feet, if she have re li -Ved the afflicted, if she have dutifully I'jjioweM every gooa worv. nat a programme for a fruitful and beautiful life in widowhood! He was not willing that Timothy should take young widows into the diacouate ot the church, be cause there was comething better for them to do: "I will, therefore, that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the enemy to epeak reproachfully." In these three conditions of woman's life we have compared the Christian culture with the Hebrew, and, in so do ing, have seleete'l the very best of the ancient civilizations for women. If time allowed, we might show how much worse was her condition under ancient bailiarism, and under the civilization of (ireeceand Koine, in which s-he was always wholly ignored or treated as the mere instrument of man's lusts, or the plaything of his pastime, tr the servant of his wants. Hut time would fail. To this comparison we would add a few important facts: First Christianity Is the only form of religion which was inaugurated and fir-t propagated through woman. The mystery of the incarnation set aside woman for the sanctities of life in a manner w hich has had its influence on art and literature and social intercourse ever since Jesus lived and died. That in becoming visibly connected with our race the Eternal Ood hhould be "made of woman" and not of man, that lit should become the Son of Man by be coming a son 'if a woman, is a fresh ex hibition of the exquisite delicacy of God's character and love. The treatment of the Mother Mary bv Jesus lias secured to woman a vast, and I fear, generally unacknowledged boon. He might have made her a trooddess. He might have kept His mother from having other sons, which it would seem he did not. He might have associated her in His march of miracle throii'rli the land, but He did not His treatment of her at the Cana miracle shows how He in tended that she should never be consider ed a divine woman as be was a Oivine Man. 1 fe might have carried her up with Him in the Ascension, and so left for her name a glory it can never have, but losing the womanly glory that now be longs to it. l'.ut He diil not. Nor did He leave her Kegent of the Church in His absence. Nor did Ife give her any social and ecclesiastical position. He left her simply the inheritance of beau tiful honor that she should be remem bered as His mother, "Mary, the mother of Jesus." Second In all His progress Jesus was attended by women. They seemed best to appreciate Him, if not to understand Him. They .seemed best fitted to give that kind of ministration needed to im part an impulse to the infant bands of Christian believers. Jesus did not repel women, but drew them about Him. Joanna, the wife of Chuza, a man of rank in Herod's court, was his friend. "The mother of Zebedee's children," and Mary, the wife of Cleopas, and Mary and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus, and Mary of Magdala, were cherished friends. How they loved 1dm! How much more constant they were than the men who professed devotion to Him! Third It is a remarkable fact that the firt declaration of His Messiahship made by the Son of God was not in announcement to the Sanhedrim, the great Council of His nation, who never could extract an acknowledgment from Him; nor was it to Nicodennis, a learn ed, influential and moral man, who seems to have visited Him to be inform ed of his claims and purposes; but it was to a woman, a woman not of His race or nation, not of His faith and practice, a Samaritan woman, whose life had not been stainless. Fourth It is another remarkable fact that when He burst the bars of the grave His resurrection was not first an nounced to men, to His male friends and disciples, but to women, to sainted Mary of Magdala, to the mother of James the Less, and to Salome. These tirst saw Him when He left the grave. These first had the ligh, of the resurrec tion thrown on life and immortality. These tirst beheld Him in the resumed body He was to carry into the heavens. These first conveyed to the Apostles the news of that fact whose announcement was to shake down the Temple in Jeru salem and all the pagan temples in Greek and Koinan cities. Fifth There must be something in womau especially fitted for the ministry of the saints in gospel-work. The ex ample ami teaching of Jesus seem to have inspired confidence in His apos tles to employ the aid of women in planting the societies that were to bear the nam 3 ot Jesus ana propagate his principles. In the records which have been pre- served vi tne career oi tne ioremost man of early Christianity, the most gifted, the most energetic, the Apostle Paul, this comes out most conspicuously, even in lnciuentiai statements. 1 nave already alluded to the fact that Paul is not popular with "those women" of our day who are laboring to destroy the family as it rests on the foundation ot Christianity, but even they owe more to the teaching of Taul than they take time to consider or have the grace to acknowledge. That man is not to be spoken of in a flippant way as a soured old bachelor or an embittered widower who had such an array of friends among women as Paul manifestly enjoyed. It really a most interesting catalogue that can be made of them from the sal utations with he sends them in his letters. "Those women" deserve to have their names repeated here. First of all was rhrtbe, a deaconess, whom Paul calls "our sister," and to whom he instructed a letter to the church in Rome, commanding her to be received in a manner as becomes the saints, and assisted in whatever business she might have need of them, "for she has been a succorer of many and myself also," says the Apostle. In Heme was Aquila with his wife Priscilla, who having formerly been driven from the city, and being tentmakers took up with Paul in Corinth and became Christians, and hrl a "church in their house" in Rome. Of Priscilla, and of her husband, Paul declared they were his "helpers in Christ Jesus," who had for his life "laid down their own necks." lhere was also a Mary in Rome who had "bestowed much labor" on Paul, and there were Junia, who was his "kinswoman,' and Tryphe na and Tryphose, "who labored in the Lord." and Persia "who labored much in the Lord, and the mother of Kafus, ''his mother," says Paul so tenderly, "and mine:' besides Julia and the sis ter of Nereus. If this epistle had been written in the nineteeenth century, Julia's sir-name might have been Tevis, for so Paul would have honored the beloved founder of this school. These were so notably his fnends in one church, and had so singularly devoted themselves to him in the prosecution of his great work as an Apostle, that he felt it right to mention their names in a letter which had been publicly read in the chuich. Here are ten distinguished women mentioned in one letter, and all the friends of Paul, whom he specially valued, as every truerhearted Christian minister values his friends among wo men because they helped him in his Treat work. Christianity did ne4 set woman free from her obligations as mother aod wife. but it did set her leisure and her powers free from the imprisonment of the harem.f rom the humdrum of the seclud ed Hebrew home, and from the demands of modern frivolous fashionable life, frofl tn serve God in the ministry of a gospel in whose service "there is neither male nor female, neither bond nor f u ' in which woman can work . an the man. and the slave as well as his master. The Apostles acknowledged that, and acted upon it, and the rapid growth of Christianity at .c . L.t.ni. in it human lustrumen- tue u c 1 1 1 io ' , 7 - talities, is largely due to this holy sagac- ItySixth It has been noticed that r ia thn continent on which imv Vol. Xlviii. Christianity has found the bc-sr soil. Its position, and place in Li-ory, give it ,-uperior importance. Europe has populated one continent, and has para mount influence over the others. This is due to the elements which Christiani ty has introduced inU her civilization. I'-ut Christianity was inaugurated in Europe by an Asiatic woman. The history of this quiet but important movement is given with simplicity and brevity in the sixteenth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles. 1'aul ha 1 been laboring in Asia Minor to plant the go-pel of Jesus. There came upon him a strange fpiritual restraint, so that he was "forbidden of the Holy Ghost" to continue his work in that fectiou. Then in a vision, a man of JIacedonia said unto I'au!,"Come over to Macedonia and help us!" He went at once, and by an unusually .short voyage, was landed at Neapolis, the seaport of Philippi, to which city he went immediately. It was the most important town in that section, and was a Lomau military station. There must Lave been few Jews there. There was no synagogue, nut there was a prayer place by the river. Thither 1'aul and and bis companion went. There were no other men present. Some few devout women came to pray. Paul taught them. One was converted. She was a wmnan engaged iu trade. She was a seller of purple from Thyatira tempor arily in this Italian colony in Greece. God opened her heart and she opened her house, and with a quiet like the dawn Christianity took its place in Europe. Perhaps she carried the gospel truth with her to her own home, to which a message was sent in the Apocalypse, through "the angel of the church at Thyatira. ' At any rale, she was the first convert in Europe, and she was a working member of the renewed church. When the Apostle was driven from Philippi she nursed the infant church, and of that church Paul speaks more lovingly than any other be bad served, for it "became his "joy" and his "crown." I cannot forbear saying that in church service modern ministers in the metropolis lind that Paul discovered, that their most active helpers are not so often "ladies" of wealth and leisure, of whom so much ought to be expected, as of those women who make their daily bread by their needles, by being "sel lers of purple" or of line linen, or toilers in factories, whose large dividends go to the stockholders rather than to the operatives. On this tradeswoman Lydia is set the crown of being the beginning of the reign of Jesus in Europe. The result of Paul's preaching ia Athens is stated thus: "Certain men clave unto him, and believed; among the which was Lionysius the Arepagite, and a woman named Hamaris, and others with them." Two persons among the converts, in that center of intellec tual activity and culture, were sin?!! as deserved a mention ot distinction, and one of them was a woman. It seems to me that this rapid review points to two tilings, namely, the adaptness of women to Christian work, and the need Christianity must always have for her service. 1. That men are to take the heavier burdens of Christianity, that they are to be the preachers, the heralds ot the principles and claims of Jesuf, would seem to be very apparent, not only from the constitution of their sex, but also from the teaching of the Holy Scripture and the practice of Jesus and His Apostles. The public church work naturally falls to man, and the private to women. There is a most important part of that work which men cannot do and women can. Everywhere woman has shown a pe culiar receptivity for the doctrines and the spirit ot the gospel, as, when lie was in the flesh, thev manifested a pe culiar appreciation of Jesus. Ordinarily, there have been more Jemaie converts to Christianity than males. There have been men who were senseless enough to allege this as an objection to Christiani ty, and some vurisuau men who nave been a little sensitive as to the state ment of the fact. Put. is not the best of every man that which he has received from the mother's side. Is not the female part of any pecies the propagative side" Is not the noblest face on a man s head that w hich h:i the most delicate feminine lines traced on the surface of most manly trcngth? Is not the best physique for man that which lias the nest composi tion of female delicacv with masculine ,-icor? Is not that the best genius which has the most suppleness of femi nine grace and aguity comoinea witn the greatest volume of masculine force. It has its suggestion in the proiound- est physical and metaphysical knowl edge of human nature, that if "God" is to be "manifested in the iiesh, tne in carnation of the Divine should be through woman rather than through man. It is not to be woudered that the vstem of religion of that Man who had mother, but not a iatner, snouiu uuu the sex of our mothers more receptive than the sex of our fathers. Womau has, also, greater plastic power than man. Each of us to-day stands before the world brought to what he is by the in fluence upon him of women more than of men. We have been shaped by our mothers rather than by our fathers, by our sisters rather than by our brothers, by our sweethearts and wives more than by our chums and comrades, ana even bv our daughters more than by our sons. There is a soft and pcististent pressure in woman which is formative of what ever falls under her influence. God has graciously and gracefully made her so. When she has received tne instrumen tality of Christiauitv with which to work, her power as a teacher becomes greatly enhanced. lier social positiou gives womau great advantages for religious work. it always uiu. .vu uihilci has made of woman, he never could do without her. When a person in any position becomes necessary, mat per son becomes influential. But Chris tianity, by its quiet readjustment of the social life, has placed woman where her great receptive and piastic powers have full play. fshe is the first to go at a man. ue is born into her arms, born in perlect helplessness, born so that a man can do little for him, and a woman is necessary to him, and that woman must be his mother. She binds his heart to her heart before he becomes conscious of havins an intellect. She is alone with him. "The father "has gone a-hunting," hunting game, like Ximrod, or fame, like Ca-isar, or gold, use you. ue may have gone, as tne nursery song has it, "To gi rat-bit skin, to wrap tUe lnwe bbj- in but while he was gone the mother sings that lullaby to the baby, and the mother's song does more to make that baby than all the rabbit skins or finest furs in which he can be wrapped. She is always nearest to men when we are most opeu to be influenced; in our quiet, on guard, gown and snppers hours. She could not do lnncii with us when we are trading, fuming about the mar kets, rushing about the streets, girded for war, roaring and swearing in the heat of battle, nor when we are amid grave public dutie-i preaching from the pulpit or administering justice injai iue bench, in a panic me men in au street would run over a woman as they would over a cat. bat when the battle has been fought, and the business has been accomplished, and the aching head and tired !imba are brought home to rest, then her hour of silent imperialism beKiDsr, then she mstilU herself into her father, ner nusDana, ner son, oy giance of eve and touch ot hnger-tips, and soft est kiss of lip, and by her thousand little unconscious sweetnesses, which, are all the sweeter because they are indescrib able. Women may go where men cannot. Men will listen to women on subjects upon w hich they would not allow men to address them. You may build an ark and save yourself from the deluge, but what are vou coine to do with the dewt That is a silent but powerful in fluence. So it ha happened that men over whom clergymen have bad no in fluence, 'even when they had access, have been won by the godly conversa tion of their modest, quiet, judicious wives. There are places in thia city into Jackson, Mississippi, Wednesday, June io, 1S85. which women can carry the Gospel of our Lord and Saviour, which you and I, brethren, could not enter with any hope of foing good If ever ihc-re was an age in which wo - man's work for Jesus was needed, it is , this age. Our foreign missionary oper- ations have taught us that in heathen S countries there are wads so high and so rong that he white horse of the gospel can neither lean over nor break tn rough, but the angel who bears the everlasting gospel bevond. That angel is woman. She can gather classes and form schools in secret places, hiding awav the true germ of the principles of the gospel SUP i - , i - , "Til, ; "u,1 B,r V """l "V i , . , . vmiruauui IS UWItaen 1" ot" uiusi especially the "Church in the House. n-Vf. T " "7UUJ useful as it quickens home religion. U hen Jesus fir,c sect out apostles, they were not to make organizations nor build edifices. Thev were to go from ! house to house. Each family dwelling I was to be a sanctuary. In every house 1- . .1 1... lt T . was i., ue eryu-u i.ie nome auar was years and years before any Chris-' t:an society owned a church edifice. I ! do not suppose that any of the original Ci ,c .osues, r ecn iui,ewr ?u, u li i ii 1 1 1 1 it. i,ui v,!irii;iiiuv grew marvelously. It spread with a rapidity, which Mohammedism could not imitate, even with all the force of the sword. It was the Church iu the House, and w omen were the great prop agators of a faith whose held was the home circle. That God designs Christianity to be always a home religion seems indicated by the fact that, in every age, under every form of civilization, that church has made most progress which has best learned how to organize and employ the agency of women. The tssociatiou may hold to wrong doctrines, and have a fal.-e basis in some other particulars, and men may be aide to resist priest aud clergymen, but when a poor forlorn wretch wakes from the delirium of a contagious fever, and sees a quiet woman bitting by his bedside, who through al! the days he has been riding the sea of fire, has kept a steady baud on the helm and brought him around again, she becomes to him the Muse of Faith, aud the sister of his soul, and she i can lead him where she will. I My dear young ladies as you have walked in yon court i:i maideu medita tion or sat wrapped in day dreams under these glorious-trees, or filled your walk hours at night with pictures of what you would like to Vie, you may have fancied yourselves; perhaps, the wives of millionaires, dispensing splendid hospi talities, or powerful and fascinating writers, like George Elliot, without making shipwreck ot your moral character as that poor gifted woman did ; or poetry, like Elizabeth Browning, bearing the echoes of fame from afar. Alas! You might be ail these and be neither happy nor useful. If you wish to impress your generation for good and keep your immortality above the stars, I beseech you to place yourselves among the women who labor with the apostles of the Christian faith. Above all the blessings I could wish or think for you I pray that when you pass the veil into the world beyond Jesus may introduce vou to the angels with, the words: These are the women that labored with me in the Gospel." Misprint Bibles. New York Herald. The interest prevailing just at thi time in the subject of biblical accuracy will render interesting some facts re garding curious bibles wheh huve ap peared since 1311, when King James' version was first published. Several issues of the Bible have become famous for curious misprints. There is for instance, the "Place makers' Bible" "Blessed are the place makers, for they shall be called the children of God" Matt., v. 9 ia an extraordinrry mis print occurring in the second edition of the Geneva" Bible, published in Geneva in folio form in 1502-3. The' mistake was soon discovered and corrected, and never occurred again. Then there is the "Vineear"' Bible. "The parable of the vinegar," instead of "the parable of the vineyard," appears in the chapter head ing to Luke xx., in an Oxford editiou of the authorized version which was pub lished iu 1717. The book was published by J. Basket, in imperial folio and ia said to be the mot elaborate aud sum tuous of all Oxford Bibles. The print ing is very beautiful, and some of the copies are" printed on vellum ; but un fortunately.the proof was carelessly read aud the book printed by Basket was called "a basketful of printers' errors." The book is now highly prized on acount of its typographical faults. There is also the "Wicked Bible" in existence. This extraordinary name has been given to an addition of this author ized Bible, printed in Londonby Robert Baker;indMartin;Luca.,in 1(331. The neg ative was left out of the seventh com mandment and William Kilburn writing iu 1G59, savs that ow ing to the zeal of r. Vsher the oriuter was fined 2,000 or 3,000. In Land's published works there is a copy of the King's letter tdirewiug that the printers be fined 3,000, but Dr. Scrivener assarts without giving any authority, that the real fine was 300, inflicted by Archbishop Laud, "to be expended in a fair font of Greek type." Only four copies of this sacred Bible are known to exist, as the edition was de stroyed and the copies called in ai soon as the mistake was discovered. Dr. Scrivener doclared that a copy ex isted iu Wolfenbuttel. This led to a search beine made. No such English Bible was discovered, 5ut a Lrerman mote with the very mistake was found in its stead. There is also the "Persecuting 1 rin- ters Bible. "i nntershave persecuted me without a cause." Tsalms, cxix. has the word "printers"instead of "princess" and has given- occasion for this name. All that is known of this edition is stated by Mr. Henry Stevens in the catalogue of the Caxton exhibition of Bibles, where he says that these words were put in the mouth of Cotton Ma ther by a blundering typographer in a Bible printed before 1702. There is also the "Ears to Ear Bible." "Who has ears to hear let him hear." Matthew xii, 43. This adaption of London cockney is found in an octavo Bible published by the Oxford Press in 1S10. The same book contains a more serious blunder in Hebrews ix i- How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from good works to serve the living uod. Among others mav be noted the "Standing Fishes Bible." "And it shall come to pass that the fishes shall stand upon it," etc Ezekiel xvii, 10. The word fishes is used for fishers in a quarto Bible printed by the Kings printer in London in 1S06 and reprint in a quarto edition of 1S13 and in an ocavo edition of 1S23. There is also the "Breeches Bible, which like the other is out of printed. "And the eves of Adam and Eve were opened, and they knew they were naked, and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves breeches. Genesis, iii, 7. The word "breeches" was put in the text in place of "aprons." It is found in a quarto Bible printed in Lon-; don, by Eobert Barker in the eariy part j of the seventeenth century. linrlt! RiitMl4. The names of 13 capitals of states are con cealed in ths foUowin? sentences. Tde let ters come ia regular order, and are found in some cssas by piecing tsngethar the ends and beginnings of words. Tbey are plain before your eyes if you only look at them. On the lutl of Anust, a fervid day, A aod B. started for Indiana. "Polish your epaate-ts," said A. 'M;Ust your plan. Sing. Hiood-by, Sweet heart.' Pay that rent on "yonr habitation. All scandal ban. Yet keep the eagle and the dove ready. " "I would take oath on the sacrament, or give Alexander's universal empire, that all A. has seen is a chimera only, sail ii. Tiiey started, but shattered their wheel in coin" a mile. A. took out his chart for di rection, aad found that they were only six furlongs from Jackson's Middlebo stone ouarrv. Had is cailv too demulcent word to image their disgust. J TEMPERANCE DEPARTMENT. ! 1 coTtDrcTED p.r bbv. r. ;. iswew, r . ix. 1 .'A"fcsMU, Mis., to wham U eoiiinrmtiijEia for this j iin 4 " i-i.l. Steadily Forward. . Jh T rance aivocat0, lKlve manv reawM tft e eDCOUra,ea in lbeir ewl work frotn al, quartt-rs of the Union aad f j, 1 of ollr own s conies up the cheering news of the preva- J ,r l -i :,: VI j 'IUI11U1I.1UU. The legislatures! of all the Southern states, except that of ireinia. have , , . . aum-'-i iiivai ji,iiv,Li. . u'-itri it., verv I nder much, of the territory, outside of the ! large towns and cities, have been freed I !., ,1,. ,,, . f l, .-,,. Tl. tm, ,, wi, roro-Ht,,,. ,, last ditch., of the whisky people. The g!uu)s f h crowded thoroughfares, are ,,,, ninrp fjlTrahl tn the , f - ,, ;, -,,. it. . .,; 1... and its votaries will die hard. But the cities are rapidly being surrounded by 1 the prohibition powers prevailing mid I lhe p"ure air anJ healthful sentiment of t,ltt L.,,,,, AUt.: the country districts. Geortria has ninetv-fcur out of one hundred and thirty-four counties under prohibition. She is nAtiutaining her ,.!, , v.; mr.;.- s, .k I .mil iv uitiii tut tuij-n i-.Kt. iul , ?outh South Carolina and Alabama are not much behind, as about one-half the counties in each have adopted prohibi tion. In Tennessee, a State law forbids a saloon within four miles of a chartered school-hou.se. The friends of education and the friends of temperance can com bine their force., and banish the traffic of "the creature." Kentucky has over five hundred municipalities and thirty four counties nuder prohibition, including Bourbon countv, the place of the manufacture of the celebrated brand of whisk v. Good bve "old Bourbon!" a . long, long fare well. In our own State according to the Hand Book of Prohibition for 1SS5, more than one-half of the entire terri tory is under prohibition through local option. The last legislature passed over one hundred local prohibitory laws. Nearly every legislature that has been in session during the vear has had the liijuorquestion prominently before it and ail the legislation when the ques tion indicates an advance movement. In some instances, the opposition has been tierce and the gain small, still the movement in every case has been on ward. In States where heretofore no organized action against intemperance existed, now concert of action aud method prevails; where the prohibition was weak it has grown stronger; where it was strong, it has assumed a more permanent and aggressive form. By no means, the least encouraging indication, the success of the prohibition movement, is the organized, determined and unscrupulous opposition to it upon the part of brewer? unions and whisky rings. Secret circulars have been dis tributed appealing to saloon-men to stand for their rights. In a reoeut brewers' convention held in New York a fierce onslaught was made upon the tem perance people as fanatics, as opposers of liberty, and an arrogant programme was made out to rid the country of these plotters against the welfare of soe'ety. The telegrams of the 27th inst., tell of a determined struggle of the better class of citizens in Mansfield, Louisiana, to banish liquor. The whisty ring de spaired of success by a fair and open fight and stole under cover of night, the registration books and the poll books for three of the strongest local option wards. One registration book with all the names torn out, was found on the gate of the Lev. Mr. Harp. The insult to the reverend gentlemen caused much indignation. BntinsullsXo preach ers, tampering with ballots and indeed opposition to everything that is good and true, spring up from whisky advo cates just as naturally as noxious vapors from a cess pool. The anti's are very proud of the phrase, "prohibition does not prohibit:" if it doesn't, why are they so rampant against it, why is their money spent so lavishly to prevent it, why in fighting it do they adopt such methods as com promise their manhood and their honor? Actions speak louder than words. Meautime, the onward tread of the people, as they bond together in deter mined phalanxes for the banishment of all intoxicants grows louder and louder. It proclaims in unmistakable terms that this destroyer of the nation's wealth, this corrupter of morals, this bane of society must be stamped out forever. MOTHER'S HEART' S-EASE. BY HOPE LEIYAIU. "Here, father, I want to pin my pansy to your coat." "Your first flower, Marion, no, no, keep it yourself. Father has no call for flowers. A coal shoveler wearing a flow er!" said John Mills. "Little did I think I'd come to shoveling coal." "No matter, father; I want you to wear my flower; I love it so, and I love you." Loved him. John Mills thought, with sharp pain, how little cause she had to love him. If he had kept away from drink. Marion might have had careful nursing and many comforts, while, as it was, Marion's mother had to leave her to go out sewing, and the girl lay in bed alone, with her bird and boxes of plants. He could not speak at once, but let Marion pin the beautiful pansy on his shabby coat, then stooped to kiss her good-bye. Marion had determined to say, "Fath er, don't take my pretty flower into a liquor saloon," but her courage failed. She only put her arm around his neck. "Y'ou look like your flower, MarioD," said her father. "That's what mother says. She calls me Mother's Heart's ease that's prettier than Marion." The yellow pansy, with ics violet cen ter, certainly reminded one of the sick girl, with her golden hair and dark blue eyes. John Mills looking at the flower made fresh resolutions to keep steady, and try and do better. Having lost one situation after another, he had at last shouldered a shovel and, walking through the streets, offered to put any coal away. Mariou's flower brought him good luck. At the first place he offered" his services the lady of the house happened to be standing at the window, and won dering that so respectable a man should offer himself, she engaged him to put in two tons. Two more "jobs" made John's hands very black and his lace dusty. It was dry work. John had nearly .twelve shillings in his pockets, and it was only a few minutes past nine. "If I get one stiff glass," he thought, "Pll be ready for three or four tons more, and that'll be a good day's work for Marion," and he turned to enter a saloon. Then he saw the pansy hang ing its head as if in shame. John stop ped he could not take Marion's flower in there; it seemed like a part of her! He passed the store and walked on. WThat could he do? He irust have a drink yet the flower. Just then a little girl with yellow hair and big blue eves came bv, holding an older brother's hand. She reminded John of Maripn, and to the children's astonishment the "coal-man" .stopped them and handed the little one a beau tiful pansy. "Here s a pm to tasten it with, said the man ; "it'll freshen up when you put it in water." .. Now it happened that Blossom, as they called the little girl, had just been wishing for a flower. She had been taught to express her thanks in bnt one way, so when Brother Dick took the flower and pinned it in her sack, she stepped Bp to John Mills, who had been looking at the pretty picture the chil dren made, and said : " You'se a good man: Slossoni -will rive yu a kiss," and almost before he knew it John had stooped down and taken a kiss from the little one. "You'se a very good man" the words rang in his ears as he started away meaning to quench the thirst which possessed him. So she thought bini good ! M;:ch as he longed for the liquor he felt htid back. "Why not try once more?" whispered Conscience. "Suppose you keep out cf "those shops and be what those young things think you!'' and he walked on and on till suddenly he me a friend a real friend, whom he had not seen for year. The friend insisted on their lunching, learned part of the story of John's failure, and then offered to" give him another chance for the sake of his sick chiid. And so through the flow er and the children's influence better davg came. "Why, B!osom, I can't see how a coal man come to have such a lovely pansy Poor flower! its all wilted now, "but mam ma will put it in water, and make it fresh and beautiful, and then will press it tor luossom to keep.' The pansv prove'! so large and beauti ful and pressed so well that Blossom's papa tastened it in her best scrap book. wuere it lay unnoticed for years. Cine day fnossom wss in great excite ment, for her teacher the one all the girls were crazy over was to come to tea. In the evening, Dick, now a young man ot twenty, in reaching tor a book- pulled down Blossom s old album, which tell upon t,e floor.. "Why, Blossom, you have a pressed pansy, said the young lady teacher "vou must be as fond of them as I am.' And then, thinking it might amuse her, Blossom told the story of the coal-man and his gift, while mischievous Dick added : "And she kissed him, Miss Mills kissed a coal-man!" "Never be ashamed of it, my darling, whispered her teacher, lint no one guessed that "Mother's Heart's-eae" had seen again the pansy which had done such great things. Advocate and Guardian. Philadelphia consumed during the year l,273,5ol barrels of beer and ale. This is a little over 50o glasses a year for each man, woman, and child in that city, or about two glasses a dav all round. It is said that labor has impioved loO per cent, in the counties of George where prohibition has been adopted. COUNTRY LIFE IN CHILI. A Sailor A-liure Hospitality of the CM1 iittis The Country Daare. Valparaiso Cor. Coiirier-J,iirnal i The better classes of Chilians arc very hospitable aud do everything in their power to make their guests enjoy them selves, in fact, iu niauy respects they overdo it by their continued attentions in their endeavors to make you feel per fectly at home, aud by devoting them selves entirely to your comfort aud pleas ore. We were assured that the entire hacienda. with everybody and everything in it. was at our dis posal, to do with it as we saw lit. and t-H-nor Amor beirged us to make the most of our stay, and leave nothing undone that would promote our enjoyment. Iu the first place, they have five meals a day, and everybody is expected to do justice "to them all, or you will give offense to your host, and as each meal lias six or seven courses, you have to be ery judicious in your eating to partake of every thing that is set before you. Several of our o.iicers who could not speak a word of Spanish started in at first to cat -very heartily, so that when the fourth or fifth course came on they could rRt take a mouthful, and tbey only saved themselves from numer ous appeals from our host to eut more bv their ignorance of the Spanish language, for that, of course, was the language used at all times. On the morning after our arrival we found a tine lot of horses, saddled and bridled, waiting for us after breakfast, with honor Amor all ready to show us over his hacienda, so the entire party, with the addition of his three daughters, mounted and started for an inspection as wtsil tojrfrir a pleasure trip, lie provided most of us with a Chilian outfit iu the way of sombreros, ponchos, etc., and when we were all ready and started off iu a brisk canter he remarked that we looked quite like htiasos or countrymen. Stretch ing olT iu front of his house was a long avenue of cottonwood trees, with fruit orchards on either side, with penrs, peaches, tigs, grapes, vines aud other fruits iu the rrca!est abundance. and beyond were lie'.ds of wheat aud corn. All through these orchards and fields were trenches or ditches of water for irrigation, and the farm hands were at work running it over the land This is just the fruit season here, and. in spite of a hearty breakfast, most of us were eating fruit while riding through the orchards; for really it was so tempting that one could not resist the temptation to be eating it all day long. In the evening a number of country people we ready to give us a sample of the cuaea. or country dance, but there is too much sameness about it to enjoy it to any great degree, and to my mind our good country'negro "break-down" in the south is worth a hundred cuacas. The step is a slow waltz, step, and but one or two couples dance at the same time, but each individual is entirely alone, aud in case any one makes a mistake he or she is at once superseded by some one else. The music is made bv the woman alone, and the accompaniment is played on a harp or guitar, sometimes both, while all hands sing and keep time bv clapping their hands. The habinaro is al most the same thing, but is danced more like a wa.tz-riuadriiie. and in this we all joined to please the country people. lwo or the necessary adjuncts of a cuaca are the ponchi a lechi (milk punch) and cerveza beer), which are served iu large glass cylindrical bowls, which are passed around from time to time and every person is supjiosed to take a sip of each. After this has gone on for several hours a native wine (chichai, made of grapes, is also passed around, and if one is not tight before the chicha puts in ap pearance, a few mouthfuls of it will soon make you so. Short-Han i la Journalism. M:irat Halstead.J When, as often happens, some enter prising young woman calls upon me. de siring to enter upon the work of journal ism, and expresses a willingness to take up its labors, I invariable ask, "Are vou a stenographer!" 1 am often asked, "If I am a stenographer can 1 get a situation? and I always reply, "If "a first-rate one. yes. 1 he hrst class stenographer has a protession; is as certain of a good living as the mechanic, and has vaster fields be fore either her or him. as the case may be. But a smattering of phonography is as useless as a smattering of music. If you learn to play on the piano or violin. you must play well. If you are phonog rapher. you must follow the fastest speaker, or the most iuvolved conversa tion, take absolutely ail of it, aud write it out in a good, plain hand. I can as sure the future of any young man or woman able to do this, and willing to work. IIuw Cien. NrUun Got There. l"0th's" I'itnr!ew. Bull Nelson deserves the credit of hav ing reached Pittsburir Landing before any of Buel's army. 3nd his personal earnest ness accomplished it. You see. we had to march from Nashville through Tennessee. and for about sixty miles of the last part of the journey it was through a wilderness.- Nelson knew that there was big fighting out there, and that our army was needed lo help Graut out. His command came to Duck river, which was very high, and they got ready to make a bridge over u. which delayed the other corps the bet ter part of a day. Old Bull Nelson, who was a colossus of flesh, lumped right into the river, and said: "If I can get over this I know you young fellows can. " They went in after him and crossed that stream. and so he got there while Grant's army was still righting, and the rest of us did not come in until next day or in the night See to It. Chicago Ledger. . Parents, if you lore your fellow-men and have a boy of your own. see to it oh. see to it that he .does not grow ap to talk through his nose and wheee as he grows fervent in speech. By some un fortunate calamity he may bring up in congress, and reporters will have to listen to him.' -' IJzzie Cleveland la Use San. JCew York, Slay 2S. Miss bdw Cleveland, sister of the president, in a very spirited conununicatiqn to the Sun, combat the well known views of Rev. Howd Cro ky. of JSew York, on temperance as com pered with total abstinence. Snot Dead at H Door. SJr Fraxcisco, a- ST. Dr. TT. L Brack, a highly respect? 1 cithun cf Oi Jand, was shot dead a; !-'s djor by Hary F. IVen Jls, a mender c? Joa Ilcoior Po. G. A. r Tto uidcrr was axrestcd. No. 23. TWO. illea H. VVinslow. Two streamlets, I kaosr, whoa head waters clear Intermingle their niuraiuring song; But one seeks the nurta, aud tue uther flows south By a roundabout course and alon Aud the streams whicU at tirst bisndeJ every low strain Flowing ever uuto to deep sea. Leave constantly wider taa distauce be tweon. As between you, love, and me. Two hearts I once knew, who dwelt side bv side, And wtuv-e thoughts intertwined with eseli fther: But differing aims load by separat p.ths And each rinds teir joy iu am tht-r. And the two which at hr-t clo;e t-gMter were bound rrif t apart on the world's changing sea AuJ tiie distance grows wider as the vears roll by As between you, love, and me. I'XDEK A SIM-XL. A brave, baritone voice was heard among tho roses, and the tall, hand some girl, pulling clusters of purple westeria from its vine, could not but listen. 'Tis well to be paliant ami (ray. 'Tis well to Ik tender an,i True, But you'll tx'tler te off with the oM love Before you are on with the new." Maud Darrell curled her red lips with a heightened color, but did not turn her beautiful head one inch, although she knew John Maddern was waiting for a glance, yet never once turned her face towards tho spot where the young man leaned and watched her. Was it mere caprice? 'John Maddern knew that his sweetheart was a little capricious; but beauties were spoiled, ho argued, with a smile. To-dav there was a lurking always tender uneasi- ness in his heart. Maud's rich old un do and his adopted son had arrived tho day before. Did handsome Adrian Del afie'd see how beautiful Maud was? Her cousin, she called him. Cousin, forsooth! That graceful, Spanish-looking fellow, of seven-and-twenty, was no kin to tho aged, eccentric, mis shapen dwarf, who, rolling in riches, had taken a whim to adopt him as his heir. One would think there would bo a milling of feathers at the intruder.sinee Maud had always been considered Mar tin Delatield's heiress, but how tho in truder had disarmed all resentment with his smooth tongue, and charming manner! "Who was tho good-looking follow?"' ho had heard him ask Maud. AVith an air of juiet indifference, Maud had replied, without a tinge of tell-tale color: "Mr. Maddern is one of our old neighbors." Old neighbor indeed! He had been wild about her ever since the Darrells had come to the "Lilies." There had only been stately Mrs. Dar rell and the sweet, dying girl Ada, at first these two and "their servants. He had never known what ailed Ada Darrell, but she was fading.like a flow er, from day to day. Before the year ended the young sister was called from school to the funeral. He had been commissioned by Mrs. Darrell, with whom he was a favorite, to meet her at the train. What a flashing, impetuous, dazzling young creature she was! They had softened the blow for her. She did not know that her lovely sister, Ada, need ed no anxious thought of her young heart; but her pitiful ignorance "made, his heart acho while ho wondered at her beaut-. When he saw her again the bright impetuosity was gone, tho young face clouded with weeping, but "the charm the girl had cast over him stayed. He loved her. Adrian Delafield did know that Maud was beautiful, having good eyes and a taste similar to most men's. lie surveyed the dark, lustrous eyes and peachy cheeks quite at his leisure, aud it was ho who put it into Martin Delatield's head that Maud must go to the Rhine with them in August. Maud accepted the invitation with a girl's love of novelty, and Mrs. Darrell consented. The trip was to be made as extensive as possible, and Adrian Delafield was the most delightful of companions, knowing the legend of every ruined castle, the best hotels, and the loveliest views. Such da's of enjoyment, such hours of sweet surprises, Maud had never known. She could not be insensible to the gentle deference, the gallant protection constantly offered her; and since the trip gave Adrian Delafield. in the acci dents of travel, every advantage, the chances grew fast in his favor. The lover present hid tho lover ab sent from her view. And at eighteen, perhaps, women are apt to be incon stant. Step by step the man of tho world advanced, until he believed lie need-ti only her promise to make Maud his own. They stopped one day at an old farm house, with quaint, diamond-paned windows. Her uncle and his adopted sou had gone to make sure that their beautiful carriage horses would receive the best of care. -Suddenly the wind-blown boughs of the door-yard cherry-tree parted, and let a shaft of sunshine upon the dia mond panes of the window, and Maud saw writing there, and rose to read it. Scratched by a diamond were the names, "Adrian Airlie" and "Ada Dar rell." and a date was added. The room reeled around, but the evi dence was before her eves. Her host a garrulous German strolled into the room and observed her occupation. Wonder if the guadige Ilcrr remem bers writing those names. 'Twats nigh three years ago. I knew him again di rectly! You are not like the other fraulein. She was smaller and fairer, though not any better-looking." Two shadows had paused in the door way, as Maud turned. Yon would not have known the girl, she was so white and stern. "Your name was it Adrian, Air lie?" Ho answer; but there was guilt in the man's face. "Yes," said her uncle, "his name wa3 Airlie before he took mine." For one little moment Maud looked into the shallow, shrinkyig black eyes. Then she turned away, disdainful as a princess, and without another word, left the room. One evening John Maddern strolled sadly into the garden of the Lilies. A tall girl rose np from a rustic chair. "John!" she cried, gladly. Soon they were walking arm-in-arm. "I never told you, John, but my sis ter Ada died of a broken heart. Long ago, when my mother was estranged from her parents because she married against their will, we lost father and mother, and were left unprovided for. 'Ada was but sixteen. She went in to a rich family as governess, w bile I was tossed from pillar to post by indif ferent friends a troublesome little imp they said. "It was there that Ada met Adrian Airlie. She wa-s very pretty, then, when in neaitn. J nev were betrothed. Poor Ada! So lonely, so loving! He was only aniusinz himself. He left her to break her heart. I can understand how bright he made life for her for a little while, and then left her nothing. Ada would have lived to be happjv bnt for his sel fishness and cruelty. When I think that I might have loved him, it seems as if I should die of sbamc! . "Thank God. I found out before too late! John, if I have given you any pain, will you forgive me?" Aod John Maddern knew that th girl that he took into his arms was all his own. . , The Division ot Labor. ' - " tExehans.! -There are some employments so me chanical that the mind is left absolutely 'Tee. We have sometimes thought that n a weil arransed world these should fall ! i ,to the hands of philosophers and poets. 1 But in the world as we bud it they are iteaerally the share of those who have litUe habit of thought, and whose brain lies vacant while their hands are, busy. ODD SORTS OF OCCUPATION. Some of the Means of UTrlihool Mhtrh ' Civilization Develop - i Si IN York Sun.) There are many odd ways of carn-u - a livelihood ia a great city "like New York, and it is surprising to see Low many persons there are who readilv adapt theni sclves to new occupations. Type writing, for instance, was uaknown "a few vears ago. and now there are thousands "who support themselves by it. I: has sup plied a new aad wide field fer the em ploymeut of women, and ha come into almost universal n-m for legal documents. The invention of the telephone has given impicynicut to tlior.saaJs iu the con struction of the apparatus and the at tendance at telephone ot!ices. and the cumber thus employed alrea 'y rivals the number engaged in tolegrapliinV. The introduction of electric Banting has given employment to many persons, as has also the comparatixeiy recent use of re: nod coal oil ail over tlie world for lighting- aad heating. It is only a few jears sime the invention of the "district messenger service and the employmt ut of street Ivootbhicks ave emplo, mVut to au army of boys. The successful manufacture of plavinj eards, which were largely made abroad until within a few yeais, bus recent v g-iveu employment to many American workmen. The canned eoods industry has crown up since the war, and otters aa entirely new occupation. 1 hoio -lithography and manv other quick processes of pkture-printinii have furnished employment to many within a tew years. Mu re is an immense business iu ready-made clothing for women and children that is of comparatively recent crowlh. There are. at a routrh calculation, alH.ut fifty men in the I nited Mates who make their living by hardening steel for vsr.ous mechanical purj-o-i's. There are three or lour who earn a living by demajueti.inu watches, and perhaps a '.out as manv who adjust compasses o.i iron ships. "There is an o'i and somewhat intri.-ate occupa tion in the insurance business known" as the adjustment of averages, and lae num ber of men en.-aced in it iu a t-reat citv may almost K counted iu one s tinkers. 'lhere ate many men who earn a living by tasting various articles of food or nidging of them by their appearance. There are cxpens ia ha:il wriiu. in chemistry, in mechanics, and all sorts of things, who turn up in the courts and make ii;i.-itkti co-t;V. i i i.i ati. u tends to a division of labor, so that in t-v.-ry profession there are men who i;,-t a reput.-uioa for some particular branch Thus there are a knowied.cd "I".", inns., u law, who nave almost a monopoly of a certain t borne lawyers km w all , and others a,l about admir: iss (if cases, lout patents. .my; oHiers ail about landlords and tenants otiirrs ail about trim na! law, and so ou. In tb same way the doclors take cadi some por tion of the human body as a spci ial slinly, so that the oid family d-ietor. who uudcrt-Hk to doctor all sorts of diseases, is comparatively obsolete in crowded com mutii'ic. This division of labor leads to the estab lishment iu great cities of many queer stores, or depots of supply for all sorts of odd things, of which the ireueial public knows little or nothing. There are. for instance, depots for the supply of pecu liar food for the various nationalities that (enter in the irrcat eity. The fhinamen, the Italians, the leruiatis, and the Scotch men all know where tliey can CO and buy things that are specially suited only to their own tasin. A craze like roller -skating i employ uk: m iu iiumv persons. American roller skates are now known all over tin; world. There i.s an American roller-skating rink even in India. The progre-s of mechan ical inventions, while it throws many j-r-sons out of employment, also furnishes new occupations to many, and does away w ith the apprehension that the machine may supplant the man. l.Xeuse of 1 iinerulH. ;p!,i!.i,I.'!i lea l:,....,-, j There are a thou.-and por-oiis alive in Philadelphia today who will be dead and buried before a month rolls around. Any one who is curious enough to. consider the avera-je rest of Uicm- thousand pros pective burials us it will be. compared with the cost as it might or shiuidbe, will find himself dealing with astonishing figures. To those sentimental per-ons who can find adequate expression for sor row in tiie usual fi inial expenditure perhaps no w ord of reason can be use fully addressed. Tor them the show of grief assuages gri( f. but the memory of the dead is bet Kept green bv some serv i cable help to the living "If half the money that is waited in foolish display were devoted to the maintenance of bet ter livimr. the d, u i would sleep no less peacefully, and the .surviving friends would have profound reason for thank fulness. Taking llown stove. Too Soon. K.Xi'h:OI j I lou u keepers, in their haste to tini-h liousc-cleauiug, often have their stoves taken down too curly in the spiing. and in this way bring colds, sickness and iomrtimcs deaih to their families. After working iu the kitchen over a hot cook stove all the bright spring morning, it is unsafe to sit down to sew in the after noon in a room v Ik re there is no t re. Although the bright sunshine ami warm iir may make a hre at mirdav a diseom fort, yet the mornings and evenings are Lifteti chilly. If there is no open theplace iu the house, it is always safest to leave jne stove up ai! summer, that when cold, rainy days come, as they are apt to at any time, a little tire may be had to take oiT the chill and dry out the dampness. The Scientific Shoppfr. Illostoii Herat,.! Half the vexation and unsatisfactoriness of shopping comes from going forth with no clear idea of w hat is wanted, no busi ness like adaption of means to ends and no knowledge where to go. The scientific shopper makes a list : she limits the cost of each article by the number to be bought and the total sum to I e expended, and she arranges her route so as not to retrace her steps and go over the -nine ground a doen times, t-he a! ways tell the clerk in a few clear words andalwavs pleasantly, what she wants, and decides wish reasonable quickness whether w hat is offered will suit. la willing is fatal to success in shop P'lS CleiifrHtly lt-roiir:les Him. tVoiikers S!.i',-sriiati Out in the boundless west, when a rountj fellow gels married, the hrst thing lie receives is a serenade from the" local band. This generally recoLeiles him to ny sort of treatment, and he settles dow n and is happy aftcrwanL Strlkei the Visiter. !M-n-huiit Traveler.) In describing a richly appointed room the reporter says, "the tir?t thing which strikes the visitor was the magnificent crystal chandelier. " It is a little strange that the aL c. c. was n-t hung a little higher. Ari.Ux-raey la Uie Old Soutn. Mrs. Falconer in The (. urro.it.; If wealth is measured by net incomr, there never was much wealth iu thesouUi. The very nature of the property forbade it consuming its own production, iiut if the number of slaves is tikeu as the standard of wealth, then where there Was one man owning "i(W there were oO, 0ou w ho did not own loo. and in that ratio, char on through the negro population, still leaving thousands owning none. lie that as it may, wealth was not the standard of the lust society. If there was any undeviating rule it was family lineage, even while tho best old families possessed the large proportion of the ag gregate wealth though to no large extent individually. In other words, fimily lineage, when supplemented by dignity and good conduct, was always a pa-sport into the best society, whether with or without property, whilo those without this lineage were never excluded who possessed other qualifications. There were but few formalities of any sort, and social intercourse was at all times natural and easy. This is a simple and true state ment of facts, yet they have been leaded down with every possible caricature. langerou AU.stlte. iExehanire.! The Indian Medical Gazette records the deaths of seven shepherds in the Bel gaum district from being struck by hailstones of the size of cocoanuts. A targe number of animals were killed by the storm. which, from the accounts, produced missiles quite as dangerous as the Russian cannon balls. Agei of Various Animal. iChieairo HeraiJ.l Pigs have been known to live to the age of 21, and the rhinoceros to J. A horse has been known to live to the age of ii, but averaees 2" to VM. Camels some times live to the age of 100; stags are very long lived: sheep seldom exceed the age 10; cows live about l years. Knack Out the 4. IXorristown Herald. Before the war closes at Penjdeh, it is hoped a cannon ball will hit the name of the place in the middle and knock the j aut of it. If the Afghanistaners can't get tlong without it, they might hitch, it on to the end, a la VVilheimj. Summer cottages in chrome yellow will vie with tawny sea sands this summer. There are between 50.000 aid 60,000 irorks of fiction in existence- ' So On Wm Watching Her. New YoRr, ifay 2S. John Roach faas en the Dolphin up the Sound on private e perimeotal trip. A ditpatch from Sw Loo t . . . u . j. i.lnar. ararked well and that the Dolphin nd better tir tu j ...i 4 k t. mntrsOL i DIAMOND FIELDS. THE PROCESS OF MINING AS CON DUCTED IN SOUTH AFRICA. The Kerlt of a lloer Cirl's IHacotery Steady Fall In the Price or tlatnonU From Si 3 IHiwu to S3.t3. l.kniro Times.) l. t ! 1-1... T ... ... ... . c i.i,l:uou iiir.es irom me diamond telds gives us some interesting particulars of the business. The discovery of these shining gems reminds one of the Indian iu l.raii who first found one of tht m i i the reots of a shrub he hud pulled up and took it home as a plaything for his children. A llocr p.rl iu lAi7 found the hrst diamond, also ia the roots of a tree, and human nature having its weak side in that rude section of the "world as well as in London, Paris, and New York, she adorned herself wi.h it and made a sensa tion among the kraals of Boer society. It did not take long for the news to spread 1 he great grassy plain where the gem was found was soon covered with prospectors, armed wi;h picks and spades, every niaii for himself. After the yellow surface soil had been exhausted a blue sil was found which was still richer iu diamonds. This bluo soil wa observed to exist in large circu lar deposes whii h geology soon defined as the remnants of mud voicames. A regu lar community began to center about the locality, and the land owners, private in dividuals, corporations, and even govern ments commenced squabbling over the cla ms, w hich at last nov.-wita'teil the or ganization of companies for mutual de tei.se. and now the whole diamond area is worked by these nun; anics with elab orate machinery. The manner of t! working is thus' described Koiiud each gn at basin or ipu irry is a i ire'e of steam engines working wire rope lifts up and down t the bottom of tlx quarry; and round the briuk run locomo tives and traius of trucks whisking the 'oine' so brought up away to l-e spread out like so much manure over the vckit, and to le taken theace. when duly disin tegrated by the weather, broken" up by Land, and hai revved mid rolled, to the washing places where it is all sent by hydraulic action through a scries of rotatory sieves and pu'salors on the prin ciple of, in successive mechanical opera tions, washing away ail dirt that is lighter than d. amends, " The washers are so arranged that th outfall of each portion is graduated in sie. and falls on a series of sorting tables. Al these siu ul live or six of the principal men ow tiers !iUd directors of companies among them spreading out the clean washed fctu-f graduated from the she of pebbles to that of sand; a,d the visitor may stand by in wonder to see the searcher at the one end pick out I. is right or tea 'big' stones per hour, or a s st' the si archer at the other t usj'y sorting out of the saud innumera ble w like specks of diamonds. The day's work, tumbled into small snufl boxes, wlnii frequently leach a local value of l.i'i'cl pounds sterling. ".Noi;e can fail o be struck on looking into one of these great mines or quarries that the whole uf that great mass of earth and rook l as been dug out, pulverized, ami st arched for the diamonds it contains. 'ne can look into a quarry of slate or stone and see the r, cks themselves cut down and tarted away for use; l;ut iu these quarries the soil and the rock are cut out and dug out aud what for? sjmp'y that out of every loO tons raised out of the quarry au ounce weight of dia monds may be secured." I he figures attending these operations are interesting. To dig out these quarries the labor alone has cost rf To.oon.ooo nnd the machinery fi. 000,00 '). ami all this work has been expended in order that lovely woman shall be made still lovelier by personal adornment. And what has been the result? '1 lie price of diamonds has steudily fallen until the "all round price'" per carat has dropped from $ lo to Prior to the African discovery the world had to be contented with an annua! harvest of diamonds worth about -s-.' .0,000. oniy ,-oyalty and the wealthy aiistocraey could ulfi.rd them. Then ( ame this wonderful discovery which sup plied the world for ten years with gems to the value of -.'0.('oo,(j(Al ver annum. The market was mih overstocked aud there was naturally a fall in price. HE FELL AMONG THE EDITOR?, And After a Lively Interview Deelarerf lie Ilatl l.een Ivleked liy a llorxe. Cim-in.nati. May .'t About two years, ago, when the u t-d li-il Young divonv case, wits in the courts here. Young in defens sought to prove Mr. Frank Foster intimate with Mrs. Young. Foster attacked young nnd Kon-'ht to eowhiih him. but. Voiin.f. mp. i l-,ister is a spiritualist aud so was Mrs. Vremc. nnd th -v hail iut a a sceance. The Cvetn5 Post in An artiel. on t'ineiti naii siii:-ilii'il -fs. mentioned Foster and roofill.' l th tijtira h ha i cut in the Hal Young trial. This enraged that gentleman, who is phys ically abiiist a Riant. He aeeonlingty went to thr editorial rooms of the Post to iret sat isfaction. He found it full of little editors, and after n growl or two struck at the ono nearest him. The little fellow dodged him. Ilefore Poster polar-other blow in, the fist of a little man, who came II vim; like a brickbat; across the room, struck him on the left tem ple and sent him spinning towanl another little man, who knocked him over among the limi'isou the table, making a groat crash of glass chimney. As Mr. Foster roee.vero 1 ho looked into the muzdo of a pistol behind which was the bus iness manager, who liad just rushed un- tairs. Foster surrender!, throwing np both hm Is nnd exclaiming: "'Enough, enough; for (tod's sake, don't murder me'."' Hn was then permitted to depart, fullv satis- lisl, w ith a black eye and a very bloody face. At tho drug Ktore, where he washed an I got his face fixed, he said ho had be;n kick-si by a horse. THE NEW OLD TESTAMENT. l'nhlieatiou ff the Kev'ftefl Work Iu e Vorb, by tlie Oxford I'retts. Nkw York. May 21. At five minutes to 1:.' o'clock Wednesday night a covered ex- prnss wagon on,l a truck were backed tip to ihe curbstone in front of the oftice of Thomas Nelson & Sons, nt-ents of the Oxford J'resw. The drivers juinjrl tzithe ground and waited in sibnice. A johoeman came along and stopped with a suf-pioious glance. At pr- isely 12 o'ekn-k the heavy front doors of the otlh-e were swung open, and a man in light clothes ran out headlong with an oblong pack aire. It was Mr. Hodges, of Funk Wac- uftli. His package was composed of a dozen billies, each one representing: ono of thu styles of the revise 1 oil testament. He. started on a dead run for the Bowery, and (rot away w ith the first prize. Bookkeeper in. fowler at- the sarnie time superintended the loading tip of the express wagon and the truck. On the wagon was put two largi cases and eight . sack tilled with the new bibles. The sacks held fine huii'lred bibles each. The driver of the vehicle drove rapidly away in order that the sacks might go out by tho first mail to Canada. The truck was loaded with casen of bibles for tbo American Sunday-lSobool I tuon, and they were taken at once to the Bible house. Shipment to all parts of th eountry were l gau immediately. Funk & Wagnalls will s -nd out editions for Thomas Nelson & Sons, with a companion of their own. - luiraflin; N J o .-skin (KxcHanire. 1 Dr. Hryant in his work on surgery telij of a cae. where he ingrafted negro skin on a white nmn. and the grafts grew with such success that the man's leg, when cured, was half white and half black. It is not stated whether the black skin had any effect in subsequently changing tlie bite skin on other portions of the pa tient's body, but aoch a result can not be considered an impossibility, because tlie black pigment (nigrum pigmentum) of the negro's skin must have been injected into the patient's bedy. If ladies can change the color of their hair and sub due warts, pimples and muddy complex ions by the simple remedies of the modem toilet, it would be highly derogatory to the science of surgery to deny its power to change a white to a black skin. - The Measure of Knrcew. (iJstjn Traveler.) Pucec-sS is largely a thing to be com pelled, aud it U the result of the measure of resistance brought to bear on the iner tia of material. The world pays little heed to the details by w hich it is wrought ut; these find their records, as they will ultimately tind their rewards, in subtle forces of character, and on the corre sponding spiritual side of life. It is use less to expect a microscopic system of justice from a world that looks, crudely enough it may be, at results only, and which has no time and no discriminative judgment as to the means by which these results are obtained. A thurrh Baby Show. TNew York Letter. A Staten Island Young ladies "church society has put its inventive genius to gether and evolved something novel for a hurca fund entertainment It will con sist of the rendition of the crad! carols and lullabies of all nation i-ach piece will be accompanied by a jne tnat tmTe dreUd in the mannerof the coun trie represented- .- e uulain. M-WJ. ' - f On the southern fron oi "epri tloiiso at Washington. o ' i " J tl watchmen learn-.W tonic - . '"' -'' '