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Nn rli;ir;i'"i r in hl.tory ' mi ninny
si. i''. ,'i- : In' .!;m nf Nazareth, l'rotn
wh,i'ur joint if i"v wo lie ii I'd
him. In- j n .-i ii'n a iM inn! 1 iift ftif
ivo iispi i i His l:f mi. I teachings
luini-li i-uhl:itico an 1 ini Ira'inti fur
ht.v (!" aitiin tif nf liiiiiian action. I'.y
tin' broad I'lliii i,li s which tic ln ill
rami! In' tiiiiclii h the family, uncial
!if' cllc ri'(-i'tisllil'il y and liti si ii
conduct. We canniit challenno, lull
ii'iit accept, his comprehensive claim
f'T himself that lie la the Way. the
Truth ami tlx- 1.1 f.
Hi' Is tin- Way by hl example. In
the family lie was obedient, diligent,
nffi'i tliiiiiito, considerate, lie contri
buted his share toward tln malnten
nun' "f th" household nnil In his last
hour provided for the future of his
mot lur. Ho illil tint shun society, lnit
was a blessing tinl r every roof which
!iebored III rii . There- Is no recunl In
;o Gospel that our Savior ever en
countered human suffering without al
leviating It. lie consorted with the
I nor atnl needy and ate with publl
cans ami sinners, su that thereby lie
tnitht leail them In the way of life. He
did his duty ns a ei:ion and refused
to abet movement fur political dis
turbances fur his own advancetnetit.
He w:ts constant in his devotion to
his Father's business, tireless In his
activity, conspicuously open and sin
cere In nil his conduct. Christ him
self was rlgh'coii.- in s leachlni; by
Christ. Is the Truth. As a teacher.
Ms precepts apply in every walk of
life. He laid down broad principles
of nclloii. He did not concern himself
with minute Injunctions as to conduct
and behavior. He expected his follow-
rs to apply In each particular case
the rule of his touching: Who Is my
i.elghbor? The parable of the Ciood
Samaritan Is more conclusive than
nny definition. Shall I forgive my
brother seven times? riillinlted fur
plveness Is the rule. To the young
ruler, faultless to the law, "Sell all
thou hast," enforces the obligation nf
positive performance. Surely "no
n.an ever spake as this man."
Above nil. he is the evidence nnd
message of tho Father's love. We nre
iron' to regard God as remote. Inac
cessible: ns front nr. Huler. Sover
eign, but not ns a friend and benefac
tor. Christ reveals himself to us as
Kn'hor. full of compassion for his chil
dren, loving, abounding in t- nder mer
cies, n M'ry present help In lliiie of
trouble. If wo Know Christ, we know
the Father. Let us not lose the full
significant-)' of thi declaration. "Cod
ho loved the world thai he gave his
only begotten son. that whosoever bo-
lleveth on him should not peril. Ii, but 1
have everlasliiitt life.
Well Is Christ called Iinmannel,
"Cod with us." for He is the revelation
of the truth that Cod Is not at ntir
time far from us If we w'll we may
walk with the Father and hear his
voice nnd commune wlih liini con
Christ Is the Life. His example
nnd his teachings poln' Ilia! way.
Obedience to them constitutes line
lelijiioii. "To live In Christ." He
was absolutely an I perfectly what he
tnunht. Hence to live his lib
low In Ills fiiolste s, to s rive In crow
Into his likeness. Is our full pilvile.'
ami duly. Religion is Cliristlauity.
and Chrstlaniiy is the if of Christ
lived over auim on earth as nearly as
l.illible moitals Imiy !o it.
"All oilier conslileratlons sink Into
insignificance befoie tl.e man Christ
Jesus, who was also the Son of Cod
nnd is the central (inure in
destiny. - John II. Convi ise.
Wrrds which come sfilr-h
the heart of the writer
touch the heart of the r-a b r.
id There Is sympathy between them. .
and If the heart touches heart the '.
truth goes stialuhl holi.e. ,
Tle re must always b" th elver i
nnd the receiver, an 1 the giver of
mind food ought to be si i on?; and
pure, something for tho weaker to
look up lo. and to lean ir-ialnst, nevi r !
giving stones for bread, or tainted !
water for pure, nnd also the giver
must live very near to the perfect
One If the influence Is to be uplifting,
stimulating and lasting.
Some cannot, or will not. draw sup
plies from the fountain head for them
selves, but must needs get their re
freshment brought to them, as It
were, through n channel of the minds
of those who live In closer communion
with the Fountain. Only by these
means can they he brought In touch
with th great source of nil beautiful
thoughts and Ideas. Thcrtfore, the
ii i ii ii 1 1 i ii uv
channel must be kept very pure nnd
unpolluted, that nolhlns; injurious bo
bIvi n to the thirsty soul.
How the Kingdom Advances.
In these two striking parables of
Jesus- die inu'staril seed nnd the leav
en we have Homcthlnu more than n
hint of how the kingdom of heaven
crows In iho Individual and In society.
The Kiowth of the seed seems to refer
o the Individual's prowlh, that of th
h aven to the tirowih of society. How
is the Imiivl'liuil transformed Into till
iniaao and character of Christ? Jus,
us the seed taki s of the earth nnd th
air Mid the sun and the rain, nnd
niakoH them a part of Itself, How
does the tospel transform society?
.lust ns the leaven transforms tho
inea! one atntn after nnother, not nil
nf once, not In bulk, but one at u
time, it Is one n.tin nt a time, ona
woman at a time, one boy nnd ulrl
at a lime. And the Individual him
self can be transformed only ns ho
submits himself to the transforming
Spirit, who. its the fllvine seed, uses
ail the powers of the man. woiklnf
tin in over into a character that l.
How to Live Through Things.
1 i t us fix our eyes on the end of the
journey. Travelers to Rome will po
throiiuh a creat many places thnt nro
tint Rome. liven so travehrs golnn
lo heaven will no throuuh ninny
places that nre not heaven. Foolish
as It would be for a nmn to express
himself as disapKiluted In Rome he
cause ho did not find n Forum In Flor
eni;i. even so foolish it Is for Christ
ians to express doubt or dismay about
Cod's dentines because they do not
llnd It nil heaven In their earthly
estate. So Joseph Ma.zinl wrote In
one of his essays: "I'aln Slid Joy,
deception and fulfilled hopes, are just
the rain and the sunshine that must
iie et the traveler on Ms way. Mutton
up your coat around yon from the first
but do not think for a sinitle moment
that one or the other has anything to
i!o with the end of the Journey." It
Is Cud's wis" (leallnv! which fcivos us
the experience of many thlnus before
it brings us to the i rowu of all things.
The Crust of Your Life.
When ground Is trodden hard ft Is
the very substance of the ground that
lies Impeiii tralile and catches the
seed, and will Hot let It In ami claim
the soil and do its fruitful work.
This Is the notion of the
(rust. It Is not a foreign material;!
but. the thing itself grown hard and
rigid, shuts the soft and tender und
receptive- portions of the thing away.
Thus out of the very sub
stance of a man's life, out of the very
stuff of what he Is and does, comes
tho hindrance which binds Itself about
his being, nnd will not let the hotter
intlueiices out. That self-j
U" !' barrier must be broken up, must,
I." .stored to Its first condition and
ni"-ome again a part of the substance
on: of which It was evolved, before
the life can be fed with the dew of
first, principles and the rain of til
Immediate descent of Cod. What is
the crust upon your life that keeps
oiu holy .influences. Phillips llrooks.
When human love becomes Idolatry
every blessing at inched to It U nols
ened, nnd embitters the heart, which.
when loving subserviently to
might enjoy the heavenly
through time as through .eternity.
Hence It is that strong attachments
j are great snares, although In this
' false world they are considered so
; essential to human happiness: and al
! luring us from Cod. they become rods
j to chastise our infidelity toward Him
who gave His precious life to pur
j chase our affections. O! while we
glory In the wnrmth and tenderness
: with which we can love a fellow
creature, why an1 we so cold to tho
; In st and truest of friends? Hut so
it Is, we have celestial (lowers to
: pluck, but pluck the thorns of earth-
ty pleasures, and then wonder why wo
are wounded: did must be first In
our Kiaiis, or all that stands between
Him nnd tho creature is in me,cy
"A wholesome human employment
s the first am! lies' n.e tin. I of edilca-
li iii. m utal as well as liolily. says
Kind ia. It was ti e first blessing
'.Hen lo man when he was put upon
Hie earn, and it will lie necessary to
Irs we'f iie an I I'iippltnsH to tho last
day that lie remains. Some useful
noil; in occupy b'liln. heart and hand,
Mill ui e to be lip ss d Itid helped
by our labor, t'lis It Is tin! keeps ns
sat;.' ami mii-'. strong and cheerful,
our live t'lr.i ii h. Something that
waits lor our l oiti'.' helps us to flaht
our ha it lis ir.'a'rst Illness, forres us
fioiu our lethargy la sorrow, will not
;1v us lime lo mi's limvn In despair;
!i is (in l's anyi I for ever saying, "Go
Cet Near the Fire.
Neari" ''s of life to the S ivlor will
noeessii! i'.y Involve greatness of lovo
to Him. As nearness to the sun in
creases the temperature of tho vari
ous planets, so near and Intimate com
munion with Jesus raises the hent of
the soul's uffectlons to lllm. Spur
eeon. Uvery person has two educations;
one which he receives from others
and one, more Important, which ha
gives hlmsslf. Gibbon.
Mount Vernon a Shrine Toward Which
Turns Every Loyal American Heart
A hundred years have passed since
Death, en:erlng the upper chamber ut
Mount Vei-non, laid his hand upon the
heart of Washington, and stilled Its
throbbing; but that the love and ven
eration wlih whlrh he Inspired his
country men has known no diminution
is proven every recurring anniversary
of his birth.
Perhaps even more conclusive evi
dence is to he found In the hundreds
who dally visit the historic spot, and
In the absence of merry-making which
marks these throats. They come us
pilgrims to t shrine, speaking In sub
dued voices ns they pass from room
to room, or standing in awed silence
before the tomb which holds all that
is mortal of him who In so distinctive
a sense Is immortal.
There In an n!r of such deep re
pose about the place, despite the ebb
and flow of the tide of humanity, that
squirrels, with feathery tails erect,
frolic on the lawn In delightful
abandon, while birds dinner in the
branchc of trees, or perch In rows
on stable i'iivis, nnd tilting the upper
edges of the low half doors, dancing
over one of those one seems to see
In his accustomed stall Washington's
war horse. Nelson, who, after the bat
tle of Yorktown. was never allowed to
feel the weight of a saddle, and to
hear his whlntiing response to his
Across from this Is the garden, red
olent with the odor of box bushes
transformed from the green, outline
of Mrs. Washington's day Into aro
matic walls of vendure. (Say with
sweet Williams and pinks and all the
rest of the fragrant, old-fashioned
flowers. Ii was an alluring spot to lit
tle Nellie Ciistis, who was sometimes
discovered tlx re during the hours sa
cred lo harpsichord and splnnct. when
only tho interposition of her adopted
father shielded her from her grand
Mount Vermin, ns Is generally
known, was purchased in '858 by an
association of ladles, which now has
representatives irom miriy-seven
S'li'es. l nrongti tneso rcpreseniu.
lives each state assumes the care of a
room, and iho responsibility of fitting
it up with furniture, of which it was
despoiled at the salo of tho late
owner; or, falling this, of substituting
articles possessing historic Interest
and belonging to the period. Ono of
the most successful of these nttempts
Is to be found in the Minnesota, or
spinning-room, vocal In the days of
yore with the music of wheel and
loom and the measured stroke of the
llax brake, whil-j above tho rythmical
whirr might have been beard the nils
tress' voice, glvinn direction to the
swarthy artisans who spun nnd wove
most of the clothing worn by the 300
slaves belonging to the estate. The
articles In this room, which were col
lected by Pciley Poore and treasured
by him at his home, were purchased
by the association from bis widow
rap: " .
., , , tfl m W&'iksflLk . i 1
with money earned by the pupils of
the St. I'anl schools. They have since
been put In working order and con
tinue to turn out beautiful fabrics.
In the dwelling-house the apartment
coming first in order is the banquet
hall, in charge of the vice-regent from
New York. Tho elaborately carved
marble mantel it. this room exhibits
interesting proof of the power of an
awakened conscience. A log's head,
broken off by some ruthless relic hun
ter, was afterward anonymously re
turned, nnd has ptnee with the'nld of
icment been restored to Its original
posl'lou. Over this mantel a French
clock, whleh regulated tho life at
Mount Vernon, stllf ticks, telling the
Washington on the Porch at Mount V
hour as voraciously now as then;
while on the wall to the right of it
hangs the porlialt of Washington
which Rembrandt Peale painted with
filch feverish energy, and which was
donated to the association by his
heirs. A chair brought over In the
Mayflower stands beneath the picture,
and near It is the stool on which
Washington knelt at Christ Church.
Alexandria, and another used by Nel
lie 'list Is.
Other objects to which the atten
tion Is directed- are a model of the
Past lie made of the stone of which
the prison was composed, and pre
sented by Lafayette; a British flag
captured by Washington nnd donated
by General Grant, with many relics of
equal interest. The end of the build
ing opposite the banquet hall is occu
pied by the library, with its valuable
collection of boo I s and souvenirs. It
is in the rooms which these apart
ments flank, however., ranged on
either side nf a broad hall, that one Is
brought most closely In touch with
tho family life at Mount Vernon.
Nellie Custls' music room, In which
the general's flute lies upon the harp
sichord which he presented her on the
occasion of her marriage, recalls one
of the most delightful relations of his
life his connection with his beautiful
adopted daughter. Here she beguiled
him with the songs which he loved or
played the accompaniments to his iuu-
Washington and His Generals.
sic on the flute. In tho dining-room,
where the family party was so often
reinforced by guests, is an original
piece an old Chippendale sideboard
which descended to Mis. Robert E.
Lee and was afterward restored to Its
accustomed position by her, while In
Mrs. Washington's sitting-room may
be seen tho same card table around
which the household gathered for the
The most noteworthy object In the
west parlor Is tho carpet, made for
Washington by order of Iritis XVI..
and still In a perfect state of preser
vatlon, although more than one hun
dred years old. It is of velvet, tho cir
cular center of palo ecru, upon which
is stamped an American eagle, with
tho motto. "E Plurlhus Unum," be
neath, being surrounded by a rich
greeu background, plentifully gprln-
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kled with yellow stars. While the
carpet was on its way to this country
Washington was made President;
and, being unable in that capacity to
accept the gift, It became the prop
erty of the United States government.
It was afterward purchased by Judge
Yates, of Lancaster, Pa., and within
the last two years has been presented
lo the association by his granddaugh
ter, Mrs. Townsend Wheelan, of Phil
adelphia. In the hall the visitor Is shown the
key of the Uastile, nnd, ascending the
stairway at the foot of which It hangs,
Is confronted by a cabinet filled with
the most interesting curios. Impris
oned behind glass doors Is the com-
pass used by Washington in survey
ing Lord Fairfax's land, with many
other objects closely associated with
him; a memento of Mrs. Washington
existing in a quiit made by herself of
hits of her gowns and donated by
Mrs. Joffprson Davis.
On this floor. In the chamber occu
pied by Nellie Custls, Is the mirror
which so often reflected her beauty,
and the steps by which she climbed
to her high-testered bed. Here, too,
in the Lafayette room, is the four
roster, in which the Marquis slept on
the occasion of his visits to Mount
Vernon and the dressing table before
which he adjusted the unbecoming
Other apartments, called by the
names of the states which care for
them, are grouped about these. Each
has an Interest peculiar to Itself; but
above and beyona them all in sacred
associations and hallowed memories
Is the room in which Washington
breathed his last. The bed upon
which more than one hundred years
ago he lay dying stands In the same
spot to-day. Near It Is a light table
stained with the marks of medicine
.glasses, nnd nt its foot the chair in
which the faithful wife sat watching
through all the weary hours, and upon
whleh, when all was over, lay her
One must climb nnother flight of
stairs to reach the room occupied by
Mrs. Washington after this a low,
narrow root room, very cold In win
ter, for there was no way of heating
It, and hot when the Bummer sun beat
upon it. Through Its single dormer
window, however, sho could look out
upon her husband's tomb, and there
she remained until the silver cord
which bound her to life was loosed
and she went to join him in his long
sleep by the river.
A negro sentinel guards the graves
who tells you, In the vernacular pf the
race, how the key which locks the
vault behind them, and in which forty
of their kindred are buried, has been
sunk in the Potomac.
"Not," he adds, "where It can be
dragged for, but deep, where It will
never more be found." Grace Do
vinne Dostwlck, in Los Angeles
ANEMIA CAN BE CURED
Or. Williams' Pink Pitta Make New
Blood and Strike Straight at tha
Root of Dlaaaaa.
Ana?min is jnst the doctor's nnme for
bloodlessness. Dr. Williams' Piuk Pills
actnnlly make new blood. They cure
niinuiiia jnst ns food cures hunger. They
enred Mrs. Thos. J. McOnini, of 17
Lincoln Plnce, Plniiifleld, N.J .and they
can do as much for any other (Nile, weak,
ailing, bloodless person.
" III the SnrillC of 1003 I did mr nunnt
honse cleaning," says Mrs. MuOaun,
and soon afterward I lx'gun to have the
most terrible headaches. -My heart
would beat so irregularly that it was
Iminfnl and (hero enmo a morning when
; could uot get np. My doctor said I had
uiuemin nnd he whs surprised t lint. I hail
continued to live, in tho condition I was
in. I was confined to my bed foruenrly
two months, tho doctor coming every
day for the first few Weeks, bin I did
uot improve to amount, to anything.
Altogether 1 was sick for nearly two.
ears. I whs ns wenk ns a rag, had
iiendaehes, irregular heart beats, loss of
appetite, cramps in the limbs a. id was
tumble to get H good night's sleep. My
legs nun lees were so swollen that I
feared they would bnrst.
" One ilny, while I w as wondering how
long I could live, feeling ns 1 did. I re
ceived n booklet telling about Dr. Wil
liams' Pink Pills for Palo People. I
rend it and told my husband to get me
some of the pills. Before the first box
was gone 1 felt, n change fur the better.
I linve taken nliont twelve lsixes and al
though I was as near the grave as I could
be, 1 now feel ns if I had a new lease of
life, I have no more headache, the heart
beats regularly, my cheeks nre pink and
I feel ton years younger. I fool that I
have been cured very clieaiilvaiid Ilinvi
recommended Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
to lots of in v friends."
For further information nddress the
Dr. Williams Mediuiue Co.. Schcuec-
tady, N. Y. .
He was describing the gnme. "I
thought I had n clear field," he said.
when suddenly he tackled me."
What do you mean by that?" she
asked. "Why. In this case he caught
me around the waist with both arms
and I couldn't make him let go."
"But why?" she inquired, with a sigh,
"why under those circumstances did
you want to make hKi let go?" Then
nhe added, after a pause: "You men
tire queer creatures." Cleveland
It is a mighty ungrateful man who
ran not feel thaukful that it was no
$100 Reward, $100.
Tbe retdftr of Oiu ppr will be pi.-r1 to teira
tbai thfie c 'eat one lruilrd dheane that clentia
ha I'.'cu alile lo cure la all I la tiaxea. aud ttiab la
laurrb. Ilall'a Caiarra Cur It th omjr pulllv
t'jri ii iw knuwa lo the medical fraternity. Caiarra
hoi. ik a CKiKiltuUunul dUdaaa. requires a eonmllu
li mal IreumHQi. Ilall'a Oatarrh euro la taknn lo
irrnully, avtluK itlrrrlly upon the blond and mucous
ur!iu'Aa of ills nyateiu, thereby doatrojlmf thj
f .un.lHtton of the dlmae, and Klrlnn tha patient
eireajtth by building- up tha oniuuil.ia and uilif
lug moire to d.lug luw.irt. Tha proprietor nav
e..iuiii-b faith lu lea curative powera thai tbry offer
One Hundred Duller fr any cue thai It fall t
cure. Si'iid Mr lint of traitinnnlale.
Addre-e K. .1. ClIKSKV CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by ail Druicaiatv
Taae Ilall'a Family Pllla for conatlpatlon.
Why He Was Cheerful.
"No man," said Jerome K. Jerome,
'should marry unless he Is by nature
a 'good provider' unless without a
twinge he can hand forth money right
"Some men can In a sunny, cheer
ful way, spend $10 or $15 on a dinner
in a fashionable restaurant, whilo
they become morose, sour and fear
ful for tho future when they are
obliged to give their wives a dollar or
two for the days ment.
"These men should remnln single.
Otherwise they will make such hus
bands and fathers as my old friend.
"Crust's daughter said one after
noon, in a tone of unutterable sur
prise: '"Papa went away quiet gay and
cheerful this morning.'
"Mis Crust made an exclamation of
" 'That reminds me,' she said. I
forgot to ask him for any money.'"
For Charity's Sake.
"Will It be proper, mamma, to per
mit Mr. Do Rlche to kiss me twic.i
in the play we are rehearsing for Mr
"Why, of course not, dear."
"Put they say he Is enormously
wealthy nnd "
"Why didn't you tell me that at
first, my love. As It is for sweet
charity's sake, perhaps you may, after
A BOY'S BREAKFAST
There's a Natural Food That Makes
Its Own Way.
There's a boy up lu Hooslck Falls,
N. Y., who Is growing Into sturdy
manhood on Grupo-Nuts breakfasts.
It might have been different will him,
as his mother explains:
"My 11 -year-old boy Is large, well
developed and active, aud has been
made so by his fondness for Grape
Nuts food. At five years he was a
very neryoiiK child and was subject
to frequent attacks of Indigestion
which used to rob him of his strength
and wen verv troublesome to deal
with. He never seemed to care for
anything lor his breakfast until I
tried Grape-Nuts, and I have never
had to change from thnt. He makes
his entire breakfast of Grape-Nuts
food. It Is always relished by him
and he says that It satieties him bet
ter than the ordinary kind of a meal.
"Better than all he is no longer
troubled with Indigestion or nervous
ness, nnd has got to be a splendidly
developed fellow since he began to
use Grape-Nuts food." Name given by
Postum Co., Batie Creek. Vkh.
There's a reason. Re id the little
book, "The Road to Well. 'i. It." la
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