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IIKAMNU 1JY VHAYKll AND FAITH.
-' tTHHip Meeting; ut the "Mount Zlon Suno ttmry" A Wolril Scone Alleged Cure. New York Hcrnld. A dusty trump over a lumpy, uneven road, backward from Greenville station, on ihn Now Jersey Central railroad, brings the seeker after "salvation for soul and body," promised in advertise ments in the newspapers, to the camp meeting grounds of the "Mount Zion : Sanctuary." The Mount Zion Sanctuary is not an ordinary camp meeting. Its distinguish ing; characteristic lies in the fact that those who attend it have an abiding faith in the efficacy of prayer not only to heal the ills of the soul, but those of the body as well, and the time of the meeting was mainly taken up with the relation of experiences by those who cither in their own persons or by obser vation had evidence of the healing power of prayer and faith. The walls "were covered with scriptural quotations, such as "Holiness in the Lord," "Be hold, we bring ghul tiding of great joy," "Salvation by prayer and faith." A small woman in black arose and .said: "Praise bo to the Lord; some years itgo I was an invalid; 1 had been given up by the doctors; they said there was no hope for me, and that my death was only a question of a short time. 'I?raise bo the Lord,1 groaned a bald headed man near the platform. I fcadbcen, as I thought, a good Chris tian, but I had never had any manifes tation of the Lord's wonderful healing power, and it never occurred to mo to ask His assistance. I had used many medicines, but the healing medicine of prayer was not among them. 1 was lying upon my bed one night, awaiting the dissolution, when I heard a voice distinctly say to me, 'Oh, you of little faith, why do you not seek the Lord, and be -will make you whole.1 I at once lifted up my spirit to the Lord, and immediately I was cured. I got out of my bed, and taking ni3r med icines threw them away and have never ' used them since. Oh, brethren, praise vtlie Lord!" All present joined in ap parently fervent outbursts of thanks- 2T.vinjr. Q.-F "Have wo no manifestation of the "lord's power as a physician which have occurred hero to-day since this meet ing began?" asked the chairman. t4Can no one who has come hero sick say to us: 4Lo! I am well,1 that we may praise the Lord's goodness and mercy to those who have faith?" In response a slim woman arose: -'"Praise the Lord!" she said. "For many years have been troubled with my eyes. 1 tried many doctors, but fcliey did mo no good. YVhcn 1 entered this room my eyes were weak and swimming in water. I could not sec the faces of thoso around me, and I suf fered great pain as well. While listen ting to these experiences I asked my self, Why will not the Lord cure mo as He has cured these many people? He does not discriminate, but showers His favors upon those who put their faith in Him." -Then I said to Him: 'Oh, Lord, I believe Thou canst cure mo if Thou wilt." At once I felt a change and now, praise the Lord, I feel ho pain, andean sec you all." This was greeted with a chorus of fervent cxcla ; -nations. Then a tall, cadaverous looking youth arose. For half a minute ho said noth ing, but looked with vacant eye across the room. Then for three or four min utcs lie rambled on in a jerky, discon nected fashion. "The sister has spoken great words," said ho, and repeated the sentence. "Tho Lord has moved " within, hor. The Holy Ghost is here. Who says the Holy Ghost is not here? I seo Him with my own eyes. Thero He is! thoro He is!" the ' last words being shouted, as ho pointed along linger over tho head of a young iuan with deep sot eyes, who sat with his back to tho )iano, and for some minutes had been sawaying to and fro . xnd moaning. The speaker paused ' for a moment with hand outstretched, And suddenly uttered a blood-curdling yoll. A. strange and exciting sccno follow ed. Tho ono at whom tho linger was (pointed throw back his head upon tho '-piano, omitted a series of shrieks, and ' ' Cirowing up his hands waved them wildly in the air. Groans and shouts - itnio from othor portions of tho room, . amid several childron began screaming mad wore carried out. Now and again wdkc young man who had spoken would give vent to his sharp yell, and as often as he did so the apparent convulsions of tho other would increase in force. Some of the women became frightened and turned pale. Then a white bearded man arose and said, "Do not be alarmed; it is but a manifestation of tho Lord's spirit. The Lord is with ITis lifonln." When quiet had been restored the services were resumed, and many other strange tales of marvelous cures by faith were told. The ..exercises will continue until Saturday evening at 10 o'clock. HI i Titles in Germany. t The love of titles in Germany is car ried to extremes. Everybody, from duke to dustman, has his title, and in sists upon its recognition. Whatever it may be it is invariably preceded by an introductory "Mr.," in itself a level ling and democratic designation, like the French "Monsieur." The highest officer in the army is addressed as "Mr. Field Marshal11 the lowest as "Mr. Corporal." It is ccptally the cor rect thing to speak of a nobleman as "the Mr. Count" or of a hangman as the "Mr. Sharp-Judge" (Schar-richter). If a private person, living upon an in come derived from landed property, happens to lack an absolutely distinct ive title, he must be addressed, accord ing to the nature of his territorial tenure, as "Mr. Great Estate Proprie tor" or "Mr. Knight's Estate Proprie tor." Should, however, his means bo in the nature of dividends upon gov ernment stock, railway scrip, etc., his proper predicate will be "Herr lle-n-tiere," which may be rendered in Eng lish, "Mr. Income-Possessor." lie is known everywhere by that title, and by it expects to be invited to your house and introduced to your other guests. It does not, however, convey itself by social convention to Ins wife, as does almost every other class 6f pro fessional predicate. This is particular ly hard on the spouses of some wealthy gentlemen, who, having no cspocial occupation, and being content to ab stain from tho performance of any pub lic function whatsoever, are from the German social point of view nobodies. It is, however, open to the better half of such a low-minded nonentity, satis lied with grovelling in obscure, unhonorod comfort, to style herself "Mrs. Private Person" Gcrmanicc, Fran Privatiere, a title which to Eng lish oars has quite a romantic flavor of piracy, letters of marque, buried treas ure and the Spanish main. But little joy accrues to the well regulated Ger man female soul from the right to sport this tamely indefinite prefix. How much happier is she who is addressed as "Mrs. Upper Privy Government Councillor" or "Mrs. 'General Army Auditor!" Food ami Exorcise. Tho Ponltry Monthly. In cold weather fowls cannot live out side some sheltered place, nor, like the grouse and some other birds, subsist on berries. There arc no insects, no veg etables to feed on, and tho possibility of picking up grain when the ground is frozen or covered with snow, is not to be entertained at all. The domes tic hen is not a wild fowl now, what ever she may have been primarily, so she requires shelter, care and proper food under domestication, and as much in accordance with habit as possible, summer and winter. When the fowls arc deprived of out door range towards winter, flesh must then be substituted for insect food, for vegetable cabbage, caulitlower; turn ips, carrots, potatoes, etc., and also a rotation of grain to keep them healthy and thrifty. Give only enough to keep up eagerness for food when the feeding time arrives. To be a good breeder is to be one who is willing, in part at least, to give back an equivalent? or what lie receives from his properly tended tlock. Fowls cannot bo expected to do we. in too close confinement, even if they are provided with good food; exercise is essential to health, and if debarred from this by not having ample range they must have some way provided for thorn that they can scratch and dust themselves daily within tho narrow lim its of thoir quarters. City Nurse John Kennedy, of Patterson, N. J., loft the post-house and mingled freely with his friends. lie also sold tho clothes of his patients. lie Is now iu jail. Frenchwomen and EngllHhwomen. London Globe. Now, although France and England are ncxldoor neighbors, and a ood deal of tho blood that Hows in both countries came originally from the same source, tho English of to-day are probably less like the French than they were when the battle of Agincourt was fought, notwithstanding the in sidiously insinuating influences of French wines, French cookery. French plays and French novels. But it is of Frenchwomen and Englishwomen that we propose to speak. Here in England we have a very ilippant way of hitting oil' the characteristics of the Frenchwo man. We say she is frivolous, idle and inordinately fond of pleasure. The des cription will not bear looking into. Firstly, it should be noted that the Frenchwoman often seems what she is not. When bent on amusing herself and it is through the medium of this mood of hers that English critics gen erally weigh her character and judge her actions she leaves, it is true, all care at home and enters upon the busi ness of pleasure with the spirit of a a child; but it is unjust to call her frivolous and idle on this account. Perhaps no women are such industrious and serious workers as those of France. The material prosperity of their coun try is certainly largely attributable to their admirable capacity for making themselves useful in all departments of life from which they are not shut out by walls they cannot hope to scale walls which they show their practical wisdom by leaving alone. The typical Frenchwoman's character is not deep, but it has been traced out by nature with no unsteady hand. Her spirit of independence, her comparative freedom from that timidity which is often repre sented as a beautiful weakness of her sex, have enabled her to conquer much of the ground that belongs traditionally to man, simply by qualifying herself to compete with him industrially and in tellectually in a multitude of ways. She likes, to be self-reliant, and to feel that in case of need she can do battle with the world. Although Frenchwomen generally marry early, ami under conditions of parental influence which invest the act of putting on the bridal veil with about as much sentiment as that of taking to their first long gown, or gathering up their girlish tresses into a maidenly coil of" plaits, the majority of them make good wives and still better moth ers. The Frenchwoman is not the most affectionate of spouses, but in her de votedness to her children she is not to bo surpassed, whfe the interest she takes in her husband's work and her desire to help him for the common good throw into bold relief the strongest side of her character. If ho is a doctor she will make out his bills for him; if a tradesman she will look after the ac counts and preside over the till; what ever his occupation sho will lend him a helping hand. It will be correctly sur mised that we are speaking of the bourgeoise tho all powerful woman in France. The extremes of luxury and poverty have the efiect of so modify ing the salient points of a nation's character that in investigations of this kind it is always better to choose one's types from the great middle class. What we wish to by stress on is the fact that the Frenchwoman, although extremely emotional at times in the or dinary business of life, looks at noth ing through a romantic and sentimen tal medium. It is this peculiarity which 'marks' life chief distinction be tween her and tho Englishwoman. Tho latter is less passionate, but she is also less practical. Thero is a dreamy sentimentality in her nature that easily and frequently merges into religious melancholy a malady almost unknown in France. From inaidenhood to old age her views of life arc romantic. Even after much misfortunes and dis appointment sho rarely realizes things as they are. Consequently she is not tho helpmate in a material sense I hat the Frenchwoman is. But the defi ciency is abundantly made up in other ways. It is the exception when she loves her children more than her hus band, while the Frenchwoman's aifec tion for hor offspring is generally all absorbing. Tho sentimentality of the Englishwoman is at once her strength and her weakness. It is her strength because it is intimately associated with strong religious instinct and reverence for moral principles which color all her thoughts anu direct hor conduct. It is her weakness, because it is apt to make her rely too much upon others and to hope when she should act. . Population of the World. Kcw York Herald. A most carefully prepared report of the population of the various countries of tho world is that issued from time to time by Drs. Behm and Wagner. A now edition of this publication has just appeared, the previous one having been issued two years. Within this interval census have been taken in a large num ber of countries, and the results of these are embodied in this work. But in the case of some countries no official statistics are to be had, and for such countries the figures presented are necessarily the result of computation or even conjecture. The report of tho population of China for instance, is but an estimate, while that of Central Africa can be little better than a guess. The results given by Behm and Wagner are, however, generally accepted as the most trustworthy published. The total population of the globe is now reported by them at 1.433,800,000. According to tlieir last report it was 1,4.05,000,000. This difference would indicate a decrease of 22, 000,000, but as a matter of fact there has, according to these authorities, been an increase of more than 33,000,000. Tins is explained by the fact that the population of China has been very much over-estimated heretofore. Jn the last issue of this work it was given at 434,000,000; it is now put at 379,000,000. In fact, in those countries alone in which census have been taken the official returns show an aggregate increase of 32,000, 000 during the preceding interval of ten years. The number of people in habiting the larger divisions of tho globe, as given by Behm and Wagner, are as follows: Europe, 327,743,000; Asia, 795.501,000; and Polynesia, 4, 232,000; Polar regions, S2,000. Russia is credited with S3,uo0.oi0 inhabitants; China, 379,000,000; Japan, 30,000,000, and British India. 252,000,000. Drinking in tliu Field. Pcnnsylvnnla Fanner. Men in health perspire freely when vigorously at work on warm days. Very heavy sweating may sometimes arise from weakness; a clry skin may indicate disorder. Evaporation from the surface carries off heat and keeps the body cool. A large supply of drink ing water is requircd'for the warm hay ing and harvest days, but much less than is commonly supposed. Half a pint of water, sipped slowly, will as suage thirst much more effectively than a quart gulped down. A pint of cold fluid of any kind, thrown into the stom ach, may result in more or less conges tion; serious illness, and not unfrequent deaths arise from this cause. If ice water is taken at any time, it should al ways be swallowed so slowly that the stomach can warm each gill before taking another. As to the kinds of drinks, Uie positive teachings of med ical science and experience indicate that pure water is by far the best fluid for assuaging thirst and supplying tho wants of the system. Beers, ale, sweet ened drinks, or any fluid containing material that must be digested are a tax upon the stomach, and tend to dis order the system. Pure water is ab sorbed at once into the blood, and is carried directly to those parts of tho body where it is needed. If the water is bad it may usually be corrected by the addition of a little ginger, or gin ger extract. Too much of this pro duces constipation, but on account of this it may be used more f ceoly inoosc noss of tho bowels. All alcoholic drinks are unhealthful for one in act ive exercise; they stimulate increased effort effort beyond ono's natural strength- and unnatural oxhaustion inevitably follows. The Mormons have recently pur chased a large tract of land in Arizona, at Gila Bend, on the north side of the river, a water right which is capable of irrigating from twenty-five thousand to fifty thousand acres of farming land. Tho tract will bo arranged to accom modate two settlements a few miles apart. The old "nictate," or Mexican grist mill, has not quite gone out of use in Los Angeles county, California. They are made of a kind of stone found on tho desert, of a volcanic formation and very porous. It is used to make pinole and prepare meal for making tamalos, a much prized dish among tho native population. -