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Sunday School Lesson Holes.
I'.Y lll'.V. J. O. SIIEHHUKN.
May i.i: Tim Kpniail of the Ooepel-Aote 11:19-30.
About the timo that God wai leading
tin! mind of Tutor, by spaoial providences
to a broader vicwof iho nieaningof Christ's
saoi-iiioc, and astonishing the Jews by the
g'fc of the spirit imparted to the Gentiles,
news began to roach Jerusalem that many
:11111m:; tlio Gentiles in other places had
1 cfiiv. d Ill's Uuth and wore rejoicing in
Christ as their Savior.
The norseoution arising at the time of
S cohen's death had scattered believers
mitUr.vard to llio Nourishing and elegant
U mun eapitol of Syria, Anliooh; and to
the country of Phenico, still farther north ;
:iii 1 lo llio island of Cyprus a little way off
the coa-t of Pdouiccin the Mediterranean
S nit) also bud gono to Cyrono on the
nnitheni coas'- of Africa, and on their way
thiihor they hid helpod to establish the
v.irk id Anliooh. Tho statement that thoy
iiretc'iudto tho Grecians there might be
easily misunderstood, as wo have before
h t i that torm applied to tho foroiga Jews
Tli j Uivisod Vorsiou has mtde the
matter plain by rendering the word, as it
-hook! b:i, (ijaiiles. It would seem that
Mesa strangers grasped the idea of salva
lio.i for all more easily than Peter, who
h nl hoard so much from Jesus' lips whioh
should have taught him this great fact.
At Antiocli it ii said a great number
luiieved :md turned unto the Lord. As
h w.i :n it was known that there was a
com any of disciples at Antiooh, the Apos
tles nd oiiiors tit Jerusalom became inter-i-
i d to strengthen and build up the work
1:1 .".(!. Similar cirouiustanoes happen often
in mission work at the present day. Some
times i'. is found in our foreign fields that
-01110 faithful convert has returned from
the place where I10 heard of Christ, to his
n.tlivu town, and has told the story of sal
vation so clearly and effectually that many
0; his neighbors have bolieved and turned
unto the Lord.
S joii those believers desira baptism, and
smid ell' 10 some missionary to oorue and
visit, and instruct, and baptize them.
In circumstances like these the church,
haviug then its head quarters at Jerusa
lom, sent out Barnabus, that ho should go
to Antioch and confirm tho work there.
Tan record puts tho matter well when it
1;, s that when Barnabus saw the work of
(I d iiiii'jug the Gentiles of Antiooh he
was glad. .o mittor by what agenoies
men :iro Drought to a knowledge of the
tru tli, or of what nationality these men
may l,e, every devout man will rejoice in
lii..' work, and will be ready to do all in
liW power to secure its pjrpotuity. The
exhortation that Barnabus gave these
believers is one whioh every oonvert
would be wise to heed: "That with pur
pose of heart they would cleave unto the
L.rd." No company of believers ever
did that and became scattored by feuds,
ui distracted by doctrinal difterences, or
weakened becaiHo there were no addi
tions to supply tho natural losses which
they sustained.
Tin; remark oa the charactor of Barna
bas is a'so very significant: "A good man
fall of Ihe Holy Ghost and faith." Such
a m m 1I0C3 not labor anywoere witnom
reward, and good rosulta coming from his
eil'jr.-. The expression used to describe
the growth of tho church at Antioch is
also significant: "Much people was
added unto tho Lord." This indicates
that tho added believers were of several
nationalities, licnco called neither Jews or
1 Itcoks or Syrians, bat simply people, men
lor whom Christ died. Again they were
added unto tho Lord, not oonvorts to
ll.irnabas, but to Jesus. That preacher
or evangelist does the cause great harm
who allows people to bo attraoted to
himself rather than won to Christ.. In
til midst of very successful work at Anti
o ;i. '. imabas sets off to Tarsus to seek
aui. Probably tho work grew to such
111 elnH that I10 fult the need of a
cjiloague. .More than this, there were
doubtless special features of the worst at
Aiuiucli which demanded such gifts as
Paul had. Then Aniioch was, what would
now be called in mission work a strategetic
pjint. Fust it was a large city, the
I; mi in capital of Syria, n place where
the ei v i I i i' it ion s of tho west and the east
met. A rich and cultured city, full of
in :n hunts and soldiers, and travelers;
pist tho center from which Christianity
could go out to almost every land then
known to the Roman nation. A church
thoroughly established here would be a
perpetual Fourco of ever widening Chris
tian influence, liarnabas found Saul, and
together t'.cy spsnt a year in labor at this
point. Here the di;Oiples began to be
eiiin! Christians. The Jews had called
t the "Sect of tho Nazarenes," or
sj;m.iuies "Galileans." The bealhen
e'leut them gave them first this fitting
n ppcilation.
The work grew to such an extent in
Antiocli that when tho needy condition of
the ( l.ristians in Judea was known, the
ehuieh here detorminod to send relief to
th mi poor brethren. This they did and
sent their offerings by tho hands of Bar
nabas :;n d Paul. It is not easy to recon
cile this visit of Saul lo Jerusalem with
th .".ecount of himself which he gives in
tl il. I ,! aed - 1, where it would seem that
tor a -pace of fourteen years after his first
vi-i '. when tho disciples were afraid of
It I, -did not visit Jerusalem. It may
however ho that tho expression "by the
I, ati Is of I! unahas and Saul" only means
lint iliese leaders became responsible for
the Cumls collected, and forwarded the
sun., without personally making the
j mno y. Wo could so understand the
ma1 .'cr did not Luke speak in Acts 12:25
of heir return from Joiusalem, after they
h I fu i lined their ministry, whioh natu
1 i ! iy refers to this samo ocoasion.
1. ni's language in G ilatians may mean
that at this time no council was held at
.lenisaiein. and tho only meaning of his
v;sit was the bringing of an offering to
ti e poor saints.
The Washington Sunday Herald con
tains an article about tho mystery sur
rounding the tomb of Abraham Lincoln.
The grave is not guarded, so far as any
human eye can see, yet it is proteoted.
Secretary Lincoln said the other day that
be was absolutely certain that tho remains
of his father could never be stolen. After
the first attempt secure means of protec
tion were employed. The secret of this
seourlty Is only known to three people.
Teach Tuem to Be Polite. Train
your children to be polite at homo, and
you will never have cause to blush at
their rudeness abroad. The rosy-checked
boy and girl and a strong and vigorous
young man who sit in their comfortable
seats in crowded cars, while grey haired
grandfathers and grandmothers tug at the
straps, are poor commentaries on homo
training. Nothing is cheaper than polite
ness, and nothing pays better. It should
be taught not because it pays, but from
principlo. The young man who is negli
gent 10 his mother and sister at homo, or
the sister who is selfish or unthoughtftil,
will be no blessing to any other home
into which they are engrafted, until they
"unlearn what they nave learned amiss."
This is often difficult and annoying and
robs life of its swoetest hours and richest
gifts. Train your children in politeness
and unselfishness in all little things, and
tbo greater will come without effort.
A Vermont Inventor. M. L. Baxter,
tho inventor of the new telephone, for
long distances, is a son of tho lata Hon
Portus Baxter of Vermont, and brother of
Dr. Baxter of tho United States army,
tie was formerly of Derby Lino. IIo savs
that ho has not yot witnessed the experi
ments ot long distance talking, but Ins 11
wire running from bis laboratory for 11
distance of live miles, and he says thai
over this wire be can hear a whisper
spoken at a distanoe of seventeen feel
from the transmitter. The great difference
between the Blake transmitter and his
invention, Mr, Baxter says, lies in the
fact that while there is no doubt that the
Blake instrument could bo so adjusted as
to admit of a whisper spokep several feet
away being heard over the entire line, if
the speaker changed his voice to a shout
it would so agitate the diaphragm that
nothing could bo heard ; with the Baxter
transmitter, on the other hand, tbo tone of
voice would not make any difference at
the other end. Mr. Baxter says that he
has experimented with electricity for
twenty-five years and is now endeavoring
to apply the duplex system to the tele
Of Manners. There is nothing; which
adds so much to a young man's Buccess in
life, next to honesty of purpose, as the
practice of good breeding wherever he
goes on tho sidewalks, in ibe buggy, 11s
well as In the parlor. If vnu meet a
man who refuses to give you half the road
or turn out on the sidewalk, you may
class him as a man with no senso of
justice in bis soul. When we speak of
polite men, we do not wish to be under
stood as referring to one who bows low,
and takes off his hat to the ladies and
men of position : but we mean the honest
faoe the man who always carries a smile
on his countenanoo, and who never turns
his face away from tbo poor; wo mean
the man who has a kind salutation when
he meots you in the morning, and a
pleasant "good night" in the evening; a
man whose face is always void of offence.
Such a man is bound to succeed ; such a
man will hnil Inenils. loung man, be
Sioi long ago a member ot congress was
invited to dinner. Ho describes it thus.
There wasn't nothinz on the table whan
we got there but forks and spoons and
bricky brack. Presently they brought in
some soup. As X didn't see nothing else,l
thought I'd eat all the soup I could get,
though soup is a mighty poor dinner to
invite a toller to. bo 1 was helped four
times; and then came on tho finest dinner
I ever see and there 1 sat" groaned lie,
'chock full of soup. Hartford Post.
Meteors. It ii known that in our
solar system thro are vast meteor streams,
made up of loosely aggregated bodies of
various sizes (but generally small,) and
stretching in length from fifty lo ninoty
millions of miles, and each stream is
sweeping around the sun, like our own
world, in a distinct and regular orbit of
its own. It is thought (but not actually
known) that these so called "meteors,''
which so suddenly vanish, flashing silently
and beautifully througn the sky on almost
any clear night, aro captured from some
of these great meteor streams. Of these,
our planet grazes the fringes of two one
in August, and the other in November. Il
was the latter stream which gave us that
transcendent and unspeakably sublime
spectaclo which in the still dark hours of
the early morning of the 13tb of Novem
ber, 1833. seemed to cover the Atlantic
slope of the United States with a rain of
Occasionally a bigger meteorolite is
drawn in. It is tco big to bo all consumed
in our atmosphere, and comes down with
such a tunning' rush as that which fell,
a few years ago, in the northeastern part
of Nebraska, cutting off the limb of an oak
tree in its oblique descent, and cutting
almost in two the body of a herdsman
whose fate, unparalleled in history, may
perhaps have suggested their story to the
perpetrators of this Texas hoax. But none
of them approach, or begin to approach,
the fabulous proportions of that fraud.
Tbo largest one known to be in existence
was obtained from an enormous mass on
the west coast of Greenland, which,
whether it consists of separate bodies or n
single one, is by all odds the biggest
meteorio visitation of whioh there is any
knowledge, and probably by far the great
est that ever foil on our globe. A piece of
it wmcn we nave examined seems to be
decidedly metallic and that is the charac
ter of a gigantic mass of it, weighing
twenty-five tonB, now in the museum nt
Stockholm. Another fragment from the
same astonishing mass on the Greenland
coast, and now in tho museum at Copen
hagen, weighs ten tons. These aerolites
seem to be nearly two thirds iron, and
the rest mostly nickel a compound never
found on earth. Other great meteoric
masses may have existed, in various parts
of the globe, and, becoming disintegrated
by the aotlon of air and water for meteor
olites are very oxidable slowly mixed,
as rocks or soil, with our terrestrial mat
ter. On the moon such visitors may exist
anchanged, for that body seems to possess
little, if any, of either air or water. Its
numerous cup-like hollows, which so
thickly indent tho illuminated surface,
may have been caused, as Mr. Proctor
suggesti, by the Impact of these plunging
bodies, in ages when our satellite was in a
more plastic condition. The largest of
these specimens at Yale weighs, wo
believe, lees than a ton. There is a still
more curious one at the Smithsonian
institution an annular specimen, weigh
ing 1,400 pounds. It Is tho theory of one
geologist that a vast mass of metallic
meteorio matter onoe struck that part of
the globe lying for a dozen degrees along
the Greenland coast and the regions
reaching far west, of such enormous size,
and coming with such foroe, that It tilled
back the plane of the earth, irora its
original position In relation to tho ecllptiol
thus causing Ihe exlstine climates and
seasons. TJ rtford Tim's.
The potter stood at his dally work,
Ono patiunt foot on tlio wound;
Tho othor, with novor-slackentDK speed,
Tnniitiir llis swift wheol round.
Hilout, we stood beside bitn there,
Wutohiuir the restless kuoe,
Till uiy l'riend Maid low, in pitying voioe,
"How tired bis foot must he !"
Thu potter never paused In his work,
HhupiuK tho wondrous thing-,
Xwiiii only u common flowor-pot,
Hut pprleet in faBhioulne-.
H'owlv lio raised his patient eyes,
With homely truth inspired:
"NiMiiarin: it isn't tho foot that kinks;
The one thai stuuds gets tired !"
C'n'.ise anil hope, truo heart 1
Hummer is eominif though late the spriiiK,
Over the broast of U14 riulet mold.
With an emerald of shimmer a if lint of gold,
Till the loaves of the reiralroso nulold
. t tho rush of the swullow's wlntf.
Couraire and hope, truo heart !
Kiininiei' it coming though spring be late;
Watrhtmr is weary and waiting long,
llat sorrow's day hath an even song,
And Hie garlands that never shall fade belong
To the soul that is strong to wait.
-lUood Wordi.
Nol'ihci llluost People,
Captain Lorry of tho navy, who com
manded the Itodgcrs 011 her fated Arctic
voyage, came over lo Washington from
New York, by order of tho sooretury of
die navy, and was recently at the Ebbilt
hotiso. In conversation with 1111 old friend,
tho talk turned on the Madagascar people
horo and tho curiosities of races.
' It is curious," said Berry, "this ques
tion of color. Some peoplo have a notion
that llio iluk skinned people all come
from tropical countries; but the natives
of Peru were not very d irk tho natives in
Mexico were light, then further north the
Indians aro still darker, and when the
Esquimaux aro reached, they aro found lo
bo much tlarlier than llio .North Amoricin
"Yes; and so far as anybody knows.
they havo been in their cold country for
thousands ot years." chipped in the com
Dan ion.
"For thousands of ye irs yes; and there
are evidences that thoy caiuo Irom still
further north."
"Do they seem to know anything about
their ancestors?"
"Not much. They cue very little for
tho past or for the future I tried to talk
with them about tho skeletons of animals
found in tho cavos, but they seemed to
know nothing about them Thoy were
wonder stricken at iho description of the
mammoth, some tusks of whioh I brought
away from Wr.ingel Island. One bright
fellow saw us looking at a book of pio
lures of animals, and ho would come day
after day and ask to look at tho book.
He was delighted to look at the pictures
of the bears of his own climate, and
would laugh immoderately as ho rolurnod
to them."
"Then thny have their ideas of funny
things us well as other folks?'1
"O yes. Ono day some ot tho women
of tno Tchoutchees tlio northernmost
people I s iw were tolling mo aboul
cxpcdil ions thoy made lo find collections
of small roots which the rats or lemmings
of that country dig and gather in heaps
for winter eating, and 1 asked thorn what
became of tlio rats after their supplies
had been stolon. They laughed and
laughed, thinking it very funny that any
body should ever think of the rat in the
"Then these people do get something of
a vegetable sort to eat ?' '
" t hen they get these little roots whioh
they steal from tho lemmings, and they
save the seaweed they lind in tho stomaoh
of the seal, and eat that.
"Did they try lo speak Lnglish words?''
"Tho men a few of them would try
to, though none of them could speak a
word which had the sound of f in it.
They would speak my name accurately
that is, the men would, but the women
invariably pronounced it as though it
were spelled ISezzy."
"Ouo fellow tho samo ono who came
many times to sec the pictures of animals
learned to speak a great many English
words, but lie would tauiy sweat under
tho difUculty of the effort to say 'flannel.'
Ho wouid pick up words by asking as ho
camo across arliclc3 new to him, 'Whats
name?' Ho could say cotton, calico, and
all the letters but tho fs. Tho nearest he
could come to Ham el was lo say 'plannel,'
using tho p lor the I as snuio children do."
Captain Berry said II113 fellow never
tired of handling the compass and spy
glass and ho learned to know their usos
with astonishing facility. Ho was delighted
when Lorry promised lo send him one of
each, and said that hunting parties were
sometimes lost because ihoy lost all idea
in a storm as lo which way they were
going. The glass, would help him to
tell whether the black specks seen far
away on the ice were seal or not, and save
miles of walking. He will get his compass
and spy glass when the whalers go north
in the spring.
Captain Berry related how the two boys
of those particular Tchoutoheo wore very
polite little fellows, anj would always
rise when any one not belonging to
tho family would come in, and he said the
peoplo had words of salutation which they
always used when they met. lie was
surprised to find these evidences of polite
ness among peoplo tho most remote and
isolated from any civilizing influences.
The women, lie says, have somo pride of
dress, and so do tho men, though inside
their houses they strip down to one gar
ment about the loins, taking off their furs;
and the women take pride in keeping
their houses what they regard as clean,
though it would not pass lor cleanliness
anywhoro else. They have no idea of
accumulating for tho future and are prim
itively communistic about their food. If
ono family has meat and tho other families
in Ihe village have none, they all eat of
tlio supply until it is gone or they can get
more, and if ono village has food and an
other none, the liurgry ones conio over
and cai. with thoso who have something.
They livo on from hand to mouth, and
there aro ovidencos of annihilated villages
where it is reasonable to suppose, some
thing has occurred to provont the getting
of meat, and so all have slarvod to doath.
Too Mi'ou Zeal Ihe Christian Intel
liqencer tells this story to show that there
is such a thing ns too much zeal. A
young man onteied a stage in New York,
who was full of Christian zeal. An
elderly gentleman sat reading a Bible.
"This is a chance to scatter seed," thought
young Timothy. Tho old gcntloman
alighted; so ilid he. Starting down a
street he overlook him, and with undis
guised solicitudo he asked him, "Under
stantlest thou what thou rcadesl? ' He
understood it all, and looking down upon
his questioner with n fatherly smile ho
answered, 11s ho patted him on tho shoul
der, "Young man, I have been proaohing
this gospel over thirty years; but you
mount well, my young friend, you meant
(veil." Tho young man loct no time in
turning tho first corner, and realized that
ho noeded a liltlo more "sorpont" to keep
his "dovo" company.
"Is your mistress In P'' said a callor lo
the domestic. "She is, sir." "Is she en
gaged P" asked the caller. "Faith she is
more man tnnt, was iimigors prompt
response; "die's narrioil." Texas fiift-
Tub Ea.rtii Struck i:r a Couet.
This occurred some thirty thousand years
ago, if we are able to believe Mr. Ignatius
Donnelly, who has written a book to
prove that the earth must bare passed
through the tail of the comet, not only
once, but many times; and ho olalms there
is abundant evidence oa the surface of our
globe to prove that this catastrophe really
occurred. The great deposits of unstruli
lied clay which are found in so ninny
quarters, especially in the northern hemis
phere, the author we are quoting believes
came from substances in the tail of the
oomet through which Iho earth parsed.
Nearly every one is familiar with the
erosions found on tops ot bills and moun
tains, running uniformly Irora the norib
east to tho south-west. This has been
attributed lo a glacial period, when the
larger portion of Ihe earth was covered
wilb water, and great icebtirgs, currying
rocks and stones in their bottoms, swept
oyer the highest hills, making the marks
now visible on so many mountain and hill
tops. Mr. Donnelly does not deny that
ice wos formed in great quantities after
the earth was struck by the tail of ihe
comet, but he claims that the cosmic mat
ter of which the tail was composed
embraced clay dust as well ns stones,
bowlders, and even rocks. When tho earth
passed through the comet's tail, like a
bullet through a board, intense heat would
be gener ted ; seas, rivers, and even
oceans wonld be vaporized. Some por
tions of the earth would become floods ol
molten fire, and finally, the sudden refrig
eration would form enormous masses of
ice in the polar legion, which it would
tako thousands of years lo liquefy. Comots
abound in our solar system. Humboldt
in his lime, supposed there might be
117,500.000 of them, and still later astron
omers put the number at 600,000,000
without counting those which reach us
from other solar systems. The surprising
thing is that the earth is not oftener struck
by comets than it is. Halley's comet was
150.000 000 miles in length, from the
end of the tail. Hence, with its head in
the sun, it might have reached 60,000,000
of miles beyond the orbit of Ibe earth. In
the year 1779, Lexell's comet approached
the earth so closely that it would have
increased tbe sideral year by three bours,
if its mass had been equal to that of the
earth. It finally became entangled in the
moons of Jupiter, and lost a great portion
of it tail. Mr. Donnolly suspects that
some such catastrophe must havo happen
ed to that planet and its satellites, as that
from which the earth suffered previous to
the so-called glacial era. All this is very
interesting and ingenious, but nsti onomers
as yet have not accepted Mr. Donnelly's
views. Indeed, all recent geologists have
been trying to aouount for ibe appearance
of tbe earth without allowing for any
catastrophe. Given timo enough, and one
can account for mountains, oceans, and
the enormous processions of the diff rem
01 ders of animals whioh have appeared at
diherent iniervals on this globo. Vemor
est s Monthly for February.
Frightening Bears. Years ago when
Indians and bears were plentiful In Cali
lornia and while men were not, on my
way to s in k rancisco I was riding through
what were known as tbe title marches,
bordering tbe San Joaquin river near iis
mouth. Those were days before railroads,
steamboats, or even ordinary sailing ves
sels, when journeys or lour or nve nun
dred miles were made on horseback
swimming streams when you came to
them, or "canoeing" them when they were
very wide, and leading your horse Irom
the stern of the "dug out. '
I was to cross the San Joaquin in this
latter fashion, and was approaching the
point from which travellers shouted to tbe
Indian ferryman on the opposite shore,
and called him over in his cranky craft.
The sun of a brilliant summer's day was
sotting behind mo, and his dazzling rays,
already nearly level with We tops of the
bushes that had sprang up by the horse
path, lit up the tall, sturdy trunks of the
forest trees that stretched far to my right.
I was about breaking the silence of the
vast solitudes by shouting with all my
might, "Wboop-ce!" which was the ferry
call, and had just turned my horse's head
toward the river bank, when two bears,
which bad come down from iho woods for
their evening drink, and had been con
cealed from my view by the bond in the
road and the tall busbes, suddenly app ar
ed not twenty paces in front, scratching
tor roots in the middle 01 the road. .Now,
horses love bears about as much as do
little children who havo beard nurses'
stories of them; so, no sooner had the
beast on which I was riding caught a
glimpse of the great, shaggy intruders,
that be gave a snort of surprise, and
whirled so suddenly in bis tracks that I
went over his side, saving myself fiom a
tumble only by clutching the high pommel
of my California saddle and holding on
for dear lile. Back up Ihe road scampered
my flying steed, while I clung like a
Comanche to his flanks. Sighting myself
in the saddle, however, I brought the
heavy Spanish bit to bear, and soon reined
in the frightened animal. I had much
difficulty in making him faoe about, but
the great jingling spurs which we wore in
those days were very persuasive, and,
though wiih fear and trembling, tbe poor
h rse, puffing like a locomotivo began to
retrace bis steps.
We had gone back only a few yards
when wo saw the bears again, and despite
my own and tbe horse's nervousness, I
burst out laughing at their comioal appear
ance. They bad been as much frightened,
probably as we, but seeing our cowardly
flight, had taken courage and trotted up
the road after as, until they came Into the
full glare of the tun ; and there they both
stood, motionless on their hind legs, side
by side, each shading his eyes with his
right paw and apparently transfixed with
wonder and amazement. Horses they
were familiar with, because the plains of
the San Joaquin were covered with roving
bands of wild horses; Indians they had
occasionally seen and put to flight; but
what that white faeed object, wilb the
blue shirt and colored handkerchief around
his neck, was, must have been to them.
just then, the one absorbing inquiry of the
oear intellect, lor tney were certainly
taking their first look at a white man.
The loft paw of each bang by his side,
limp and nerve'.ess, and, under the paw,
which deftly and with a most ludicrous
effect shaded their vision, the little, wide
open, piggish eyes were, in their pnzzled
expression, irresistibly oomlcal.
1 had no gun with me, and I dont think
I should have used It if I had one; but I
bethought me of tho ferry call, and yelled,
"Whoop.ee!" at tbe top of my lungs. That
broke the spell and interrupted their gaze
at the same moment, and two more fright
ened bears never got down from their
bind logs and took to the woods.
The Indian ferry-man across the river
gave the answering shout, "Hy-yar!" and
I shouted "Wbocp-o!" again. I beard the
busbes olash and snap and break, as those
two utterly astonished bears burst madly
through them In their flight. I did not
call them back. E. W. Ktmplc, in St.
Nicholas for April.
A well.knnwn PrnahvlArtRn ntarnvm.N
of the lower Delewaro counties, some
what lamous as a wit, was approached by
a Baptist clergyman with the question,
"Well, brother, we're going to have a
new bell for our church. What sort
would you recommend?" There was a
twinkle behind tbe Presbyterian parson's
glasses; and he answered promptly, "By
nil means, a diving bell,"
HuMOR.-Jos.il Billings recently said:
"Humor must bo bnsed on truth. It is
because a thing is ludicrous and at Ihe
same timo trim to nature that people
laugh at it. Now, Artenius Ward was
not a humorist, but bo was Ihe drollest
man the country has ever produced.
Writers who make their effect by hyper
bole are not humorists. Genuine humor
lusls forever, because it is true You
soon tire of hearing a man tell stupen
dous lies " : .,
Good Suhgestions. The unitarian
makes tho following good suggestions,
which many sick persons will do well to
attend to; "Courage is a wonderful agent
in throwing off disease. A walk of five
miles would euro many mi occupant of
the lounge. Will power will surpass pill
power in nine cases out of ten, if not in
every ono. To hold a bottlo of smelling
sails in the hand on account of headache
may be just 1I10 thing at limes, but to
Sing a pound of fruit cake into iho alley
and then walk a furlong as 11 reward lor
not eating the compound, is nearly always
a much better thing."
According to a paper lately road before
the Danish Moteorologieil Society, giving
the results of observation made in (lie
extreme north, there is a probable con
nection helween tho auroa and sun spots.
About every twelve years thestin is covered
with numerous blemishes, and nt about
the same lime llio auroras aro frequent in
the north tcmparate zone. It is now as
certained that the auroral zone is a mova
ble one, oscillating from its creates north
ern declination to its lowest south latitude
in a period ulso of twelve years. Thus,
when displays tire occurring frequently in
southern latitudes the maximum of sun
spots are coincident. During the years
when the auroral arch recedes away to its
Arolic fastness, reaching its greatest north
declination, almost pel leel quiet reigns on
the sun and spois aro rare, Upon this
theory iho auroral zone during 1883 will
be near its southern limit, and iistn n
omers express the opionion that the com
ing summer will bo rather a hot ono, with
a considerable amount of electrical distur
bance alternating with cool or reactionary
Somo Paris cabmen not long since enjoy
cd a rare entertainment. A young Aiuer
ican girl who had been insulted by the
persistent annoyances of a member of
the Legion ol lienor whenever she appear
ed on tho street, became so exasperated
by his offensive attentions one day just as
she was passing a cab stand that she by a
sudden impulse snatched one of thj drivers
whips from its sockoi, ami turning on her
tormentor cut hini sharply across the face
with tho lash. Being taken by surprise
he started back and let fall bis hat. As
ho slooped to pick it up she followed up
her advantage, raining blow after blow
upon his head and shoulders, so stunning
him and bewildering him that he was
somo timo in discovering his lost head
goor, every moment of which she employ
ed to the best advantage. At last, catch
ing his rescued hat bo fled from the scene
as last as his legs could carry him, follow
id by tho laughter and jeers of the whole
line of cabmen, who heartily sympathized
with tho brave young horoino of tbe
scene. When tho old cabman recoivod
back bis whip ho exclaimed, "Bravo Mad
omoisellc! That was well done!"
Miiis Allowance. U not fail to
mako allowance for the effects of poor
health upon those ot your Inends who
are invalids, jno matter how much self-
control and sweetness of temper they may
or may have had when they were
well, it is almost inevitable for them to
seem, and probablv to become, a little
irritable now and then, and, at any rate
to show less interest than you expect
them to feci in what interests others. The
uncomfortable consciousness of being shut
oat from many of their wonted activities,
the knowledge that they necessarily are
causing others extra thought and labor,
ihe strain or Ion?: endurance of discom
fort, the shocks, the things which ordi
narily seem to be mere trifles, now inflict
upon their lrequent and natural torgotlul
ness, to some degree, of mattors external
and concentr ation of attention upon their
inner selves und the future. Bear with
them patiently and lovingly and holp
them to cultivate mat sweet and blessed
slate of mind which without undue neglect
of this world, while they ate in it, is cen
tered chiefly upon tho world to come, and
in tho peace of Christ which this world
can neither givo nor tako away.
Have a Home. Havo a homo of your
own somewhere. Buy a piece of land and
own it. Buy it with the determination to
keep it as long ns you live, and to leave
it to your hobs. If vou havo no monoy
except what yon earn yoursolf, then save
sorupuously and lay aside a part of your
income, until you have enough to pay for
a piece of land. To be an owner of a
homestead will have a beneficial effect
upon your character. It will increase
your self-respect, your confidence in your
self. You will feel that you havo a sub
stantial position, and something nt stake
in the community, iho habit ot saving,
which you have "formed in saving money
to purchase a piece of land, will, in itself,
be valuable to you. It will aid you
greatly in acquiring other property and
becoming independent. The tendency of
this is to make you self-reliant, more
ambitious, more industrious, more careful,
and a butter citizen.
The ownership of a homo will add
greatly to your happiness. Tho feeling
which it engenders is a source ol constant
satisfaction. There is one spot on enrtb
which you improvo and beautify.
With lhat spot your thoughts become
identified. You learn to love it. Il is
like an unchanging friend. Tt becomes
an unfailing sourco of enjoyment.
Ciieai Eating in Washington. Tho
dairy opposite tho treasury is a great re
sort, where may be seen not only rranv
bureau officers and men of considerable
position in tbe government service, but a
great many others who do not want a
cheap luncheon but a light one, and know
that If they onco settle into a restaurant
chair the result would be a spoiled appe
tite by dinner timo Secretary Chandler is
one of tho frequent visitors, and often may
be seen standing in a crowd of treasury
clerks, drinking his mng of milk and
munching his biscuit that is two conts
if he takos a buttered biscuit, und only one
oent If it is nnbnttorcd. It will bo seen
by a slight, iulellcotual effort that the
salary of a cabinet ofllcor for one year
would purchaso 800,000 unbuttcred bis
cuits. Tho scoietary's fuiiire may be
regarded, therefore, as reasonably seonro.
If ihe scoretary takes a mug of milk and
two unbuttcred biscuits the total cost of
his luncheon is Ihe magnificent sum of 7
cents, two buttered biscuits will raise it
to 9 cents, and if he should tako a pieco of
pie which ho probably won'd not do as
he came from New England, where pie
making is a religious and not a sordid
pursuit tbo cost will roach 14 cents.
This is regnrdod, however, ns exlrava
ganco only to be justified in a cabinet
oflioer. Wa'hintlon Correipondenrt ffew
York JVi7;!w
Ono pound of learning requires ten
pounds of common senso to apply it. This
is the rei son why so many men with but
a limited educaiion outstrip thousands of
our college graduates in the race for life
men in all profession and trades. Educa
tion is a good thing the best equipment,
with character, that any young man can
possess when starting out to battle for
himself. Hut how often do wo see gradu
ates of colleges left far in the roar by men
with but a tenth of their knowlodgo of
books, but fur ttbovo them in practical
common sense and persistent, intelligent
industry rugged characters, who would
have been greater men had they possessed
the book learning of their college compet
itors, and held fast 10 their common senso.
Presbyterian Observer.
An Unpleasant Fact. A furmer
wriies to the New York Tribune that he
made some inquiries among its advertisers
to und out wi'itt method ol setting milk
would give the most cream in winter.
Ho says: I trusted to hear something
from our enterprising dealers in dairy
apparatus that would hx mo out exactly
What bo I get? Circulars, pamphlets
letters, lots of them, nil telling me how to
mako spurious butler or cheese! and
bow quickly I can get rich by so doing,
and how many such concerns thoy have
Oeen running, and bow large are Ihe gams
As Ihe best butler is worth say i cents u
pound, and next best sells at 25 cents or
less, I do not think that the farmer of tho
stale of New York should be any longer
beguiled by tnese advertisers mid adulter
ators. Mr. Arnold has shown us why oui
cheese has got a bad name, and a very
serious matter it is, loo, for our dalai'y
farmers; but as they have brought it on
themselves, 1 have written this that they
may stop and think before they begin
another yrar.
Peter Cooper's Illustration of
Usury. Mr. Cooper was always a careful
and prudent business man. He was always
opposed to the melhorlsot many merchants,
who launched out Into extravagant enter
prises on borrowed money for which thov
paid exorbitant rates ot interest. Onoe
while talking about a project with nn
acquaintance, the latter said ho would
have to borrow Iho money for six months.
paving interest at the rate of 3 per cent
"Why do you borrow for so shoit alime? '
Mr. Cooper asked, "tieoause the broker
will not negotiate tills for longer." "Well
if you wish," said Mr. Cooper, "I will
discount jour note at that rate for tlnee
years." "Are you in earnest?" asked the
would-bo borrower. "Uertdtnlv I nra.
will discount your note for $10,000 for
three years at that rate. Will you do it?
"Ol course 1 will," said the merchant
'Very well, said Mr. Cooper; "just
sign this note lor $iu,uw, payablu in
three years, and give me your check for
S80U, and the transaction is complete
"But where is tho money for meP ' asked
the astonished merchant "You don't get
any money," was tho reply, lour inter
est for ob months, at 3 pr centum per
month, amounts to 1U8 per centum, or
$10 800; therefore your check for Sf
just makes us even." The force of lliis
practical illustration 01 the tony ot paying
such un exorbitant price for tho use of
money was such that the merchant deter
mined never to borrow at such ruinous
rates, and he frequently usod to say that
nothing could have so fully convinced him
as this rather humorous proposal by Mr
Cooper. Ntw York Evening Post,
Revival of Ancient Farming Indus
try in Massachusetts. There is at the
present time a notieeable revival through
out the commonwealth in the matter of
sheop raising, which industry has been
sadly neglected among our farmers since
the days ol their lathers and grandfathers
This deloine in what was once a profitable
branch ot JNew .England larmingis owing.
in a great mcasure.to tho ravages of sheep
killing dogs, which Dave resulted in groat
loss to tno larmers. L,ast July the Mass
achusetts society for tho promotion of
agriculture imported 37 choice rams at a
cost olflUU cacti, which ltufterward leased
to the farmers in different sections of the
commonwealth as a result of that impor
tation about 1000 high grade lambs will
ho bred in the slate the present spring.
Next June the samo society will imnort
100 thoroughbred ewes and atler calling
in all the leased rams, both these and the
ewes will be sold at publio auction for the
benefit of all who may desire to purchase ;
Mr. E. F. Bowditch of Millwood farm.
Framingham, corresponding secretary of
tbo society named, has about lot) sheep at
the present time which are very valuable
ones and be will, between now and the
middle of April, send over 100 dressed
lambs to Boston market. Tho present
week he shipped one to market which
was but 19 days old, weighing 27 pounds
dressed, and received $20 for it. Sicreta
ry Ktissel of the stale board of agriculture
is a very enthusiastic sheep raiser, and in
different seotions of the slate farmers are
becoming interested in this neglected
branch of farming. Ploughman.
Eaki.y Rising. An exchange discourses
as follows : "One of tbe most useful, yet
neglected of all the arts is that "of lying
in bed. mo damage mat is uone oy
persons getting op is past nil reckoning.
All the mischief and crime, counterfeiting
and forgery, the murder and theft, are
perpetrated by parties who persist in get
ting up. Not only individuals do wrong
by leaving their beds, but rivers as well
do nn immense amount of damage. Wit
ness the Ohio river, which loft its bed a
low weeks since. How much damage has
its diversion wrought? What an immense,
incalculable amount of work, labor and
expense has not its early rising caused!
What man was ever aunneo Dy a creditor,
had his eves put in mourning by a too
close proximity with someone's fist, broke
his leg on a slippery pavemont, was run
over by an omnibus, who lay aoed?
' Coining events east their shadows before "
one of the most memorable lines in the
English language originated with the
gin loving poet, 10m Campbell, one
morning belote he nau arisen. Liongieiiow
thought out the exquisite poem, "The
Wreck ot tne Hesperus," alter ne had
retired. Bon Franklin said, "early to bed
and early to rise, makes a man healthy,
wealthy ana wise.' jnow iranKiin started
out all right, but got terribly mixed when
he said "early to rise." There is the fatal
mistake. People who rise early t re sure
to oatch the malaria; the ground is full of
half hatched poisonous germs; the sun is
not up, and has not warmed them into
lire, given them wings ana sent them
adrift. Poor misguided man ; he arises
and inhales them ail; they fructify and
poison bis enure system: nenco chills,
fever, malaria and half tho ills that human
flesh Is heir to.
All in the Family. Audubon, tho
great authority on birds, says that the
crow does vastly more good than barm in
devouring destructive insects, and worms.
The new Hampshire lawmakers do not
put their trust In Audubon, and they have
granted a bounty of ten cents each for
every dead crow produced bcrore tbo
proper authorities. This has led to a
curious traffic. A young man in Nowbury-
Sort, Mass., married ine aaugnter ot a
low Hampshire man. The young man
shoots orows near his home in tbe Bay
stato and sells them to his father-in-law at
seven cents each, and the old man gets
ton cenls bounty, thus making a profit of
three oents hlmsnll.
It has been discovered that potash foi
ootatoes does little good unless applied
early and thoroughly mixed with lh soil.
This may indicate either that tho prirotn
plant needs llio potash in lis earliestr
stages of growth or tin t the alkalj serves
other purposes in developing plant foix in
Ihe soil, which requires a longer time. It
is probable that crude potash is rarely or
never used ns plant food. As it absorbs
nitrogen and becomes a nitrate of potash
its virtues become availnblo for plant
nutrition. Vermont Journal.
No article has jumped more suddenly
from worthlessness to an impoitam article
of commerce than cotton seed. Twenty
years ago the seed of cotfon when ginned
from the fiber, was considered a nuisance,
and tons of il wero enst into tbo Mississip
pi every year. Tbo inventor of a cotton
seod press, and the announcement by
him that cotton seed oil was equal to
olive nil, was received with derision anil
his patents regarded as almost worth less.
He today is a poor man and his machiuery
is making millions of money for (lie
south. All ihe leading cities of tbe
south are engaged in the manufacture of
the oil. and tho cotton seod is a valuable
part of the product. Tbe oil cako is found
to be excellent both as nutritious food and
as a fertilizer for tho soil.
Agriculture in Common Schools.
One great difficulty in the way of the
success of agricultural schools in the Uni
ted States lies in tho fact that our people
do not make use of the primary schools as
auxiliaries as feeders lo thctu, Instriic
Hon in the elements of agricultural
education should begin in the common
schools of tho c mntry, especially in this
where farmers' sous and daughters make
up ihe bulk of attend anco. This is being
dime in Franco and oilier European
countries. Tho result is entirely satisfac
tor . Youth of both sexes can. in thesi
schools, be instructed, in the pracllca
oul tire of trees, shrubs anil flowers; in
gialting, budding, hybridizing, sued solec
lions, and a score of other things that will
amuse and instruct them, mid nt the saim
time begot a love for rural pursuits, and u
dt sire for higher instruction in the scienc.
and in I id agriculture, hoiticultuie, siocl
breeding, e:c. Public sentiment need
arousing in this directions. Chicago Her
ald. American Pomological Society. Th'
next biennial session of this society wi 1
bo bold September 12-14, 1883. at llorli
cultural hull. Broad near Locus! si l eu1
Philadelphia, in concert with the annua
exhibition of the Pennsylvania II l'Lieul
lural society. It is desirable that Veruion
should be well represented at the meeiine
and also th it a full and correct report o
the pomology of Vermont should bo unidi
here. Such a repon. cm only bemad,
with the aid of fruit growers from tie
various sccitons of tho state. The agri
cultural editor of this paper was onll
upon, at very short notice, lo take up iln
task of making such a report in place ol
the appointed chairman of llio Veriuoiii
fruit committee of the society, nt the las
meeting. This report was very Imper
fect, but such as it was it led to bis tnon
appointed chairman ol the Iruit commillei
of our state, and now ho earnestly soiieiis
the help of interested fruit growers in tin
preparation of a perfected fruit IM for nl
parts of Vermont. If such us will kindly
assist in this work will let us know In
card, wo will explain what is to be don't
fully by letter. We hopo we shall noi
make this appeal in vain. Will our Inn
growing friends let us bear from them P
Address, T. II. lloskins, Newport, Vt.
Phokessoh Collier's Removal. Pro
fessor Collier, chief chemist of the agri
cultural department, about whom u good
deal has been said in Vermont, firs
and last, has been summarily removed
and Prof. Tyler of Indiana has been
appointed in his stead. It is understood
that tlicie navo long been diltoiencet
between frolessor Collier and Iho com
missioner of agriculture as to the impor
tance of the sorghum sugar industry.
One correspondent says that if Professoi
Collier could have his way he weu'ii
devote the entiro appropriation of tin
lepartment to tho subject of sorghum
Wo cut the above from Ibe Plwnix
The remark of "one correspondent ' is
simply a lie. Professor Collier has made
bis valuable investigations Willi a very
moderate appropriation, and asked for no
inoreasc. But Comniisioner Loring, in
order to break up what he called Collier's
dani-ed loolishness, ' sent word to the
committee of congress lhat he wauted no
moro appropriations for sorghum cxpeii
raents. Tho above, and numerous other
falsehoods set afloat by the Washington
ring, aro freely circulated in the Dress by
editois who seem never lo see tho state
ments of fads that disprovo them. The
last report of tbo department contains all
the refuting facts, in the chemist's report.
But tlio falsiher s rely upon neither editors
nor people having tuo opportunity 01
taking the trouble to learn what the facts
aro. in our opinion, there is a lar wider,
more useful and more remunerative field
for ihe labors of Professor Collier outside
than inside of a department presided over
by a man like Professor Loring, and we
congratulate him on his "removal." The
world has plenty of work for men like
him, free from the dirly selfishness of a
politician's power. Dr. lloskms m
To have a succession of greon poas for
tbe table, sow on tho same day, as soon
as tho land will work mellow, Dan
O'Rourke, Bliss American wondor, Mo-
Lean's advancer and champion of England.
The first named will be ready on early
land, by June lo to 20, and will be follow
ed by the other sorts In tho order named.
until about July la. 11 it is uesireu to
have peas later than this, sow moro of the
champions every ten days. Tbo same
plan may be 101 lowed with sweet corn.
Sow about May 1st, on tho same day, the
Narraganset, the Crosby and the Stowell's
Evergreen, and you win have a successioi
of oorn in season for three or four weeks,
and then sow more of tho late kinds evert
ten ds, till Juno 20, and you will have
corn till tbe frost takes it.
So also wiih beans, sow at tbe same
timo, May 1 to 10, tbo early Mohawk, the
golden wax, the dwarl cranberry, borti
cultural, and polo cranberry; and May 20,
tho Lima, and you will have a succession
of beans till frost kills them. Of course
there aro other varieties of peas, beans
and corn that will give this succession,
and some perhaps that many would prefer.
1 have simply monuoneo wen Known, pop
ular sorts that will be sure to give general
There is another vegetable whioh may
easily be grown In .'uooession through the
soason, and is every year coming Into
more general use and lavor 1 mean let
tace. It is easy to get a good supply for
the table by planting a few dozon of plants
from the bot bed, wnicn oan be bought ol
any gardener, and sowing at the same
time, (about April seed 01 the black
seeded tonnis ball variety. Sow seed every
ten days, and thin out tue plants so as lo
stand ten lucres apart. Tho land can
hardly bo too rich for leltuoe, and if the
weather should be hot and dry, it will
need watering. Lottuoe, however, will
head pretty well on low, moist land, even
in timo of severe drought. W. I). Phil
brick, in the Panne :
in an-wrr to a f orresronoent, too uuiu r
. . r. . ,V.
01 tno K-oumiy uemiemnn expresses mv
opinion Hint poultry keeping on an exten
sive scale is not profitable. At least he
has never heard of any one who has
made it so. Not more than two or three
hundred liens can be kept together sue
cessfully where eggs and meat are tbe
sole objects sought. They may bo kept
advantageously in greater numbers, per
fjaps, in extensive orchards, where they
render valuable service in tbe extermina
tion of various insect pests, but for their
own product alone thov must bo kept in
comparatively small Iota to be made prof
Dr Loring, United States commission-
or of agi ioiinuro, ..us recontiy deliverel
an address before the cane growers'
convention at St, Louis nn the production
of sorghum. Ho presented statistics and
analyses, made by the government chem
ist, lo show lhat ihe manufacture of sugtr
and syrup from sorghum had proved suc
cessful. We would advise the doctor to
avoid in fut re any uncomplimentary
allusions to his predecessors in the
department, ns it is eveident the lat
ter were right rn many points which
the present commissioner criticised when
first vested with the authority of office.
American Cultivator.
BiTi.MO Houses. Horses have been
successfully cured of this vice by putting
a piece of hard wood nn inch and a half
square in the animal s mouth, about tho
same length ns nn ordinary snslH) bit.
tt may be fastened by a thong ot le u her
passed through two boles in the ends ot
the wood and secured to the bridle. It
must he used in addition to Ihe bit, hut in
no way impede the working of the bit.
Itarev adopted this plan with t lie xehri 111
he Zoo, which was a Urritdo biO'e at
biting. Mr. Uaroy succeeded, however,
n taming and training him to harness and
Irovo him through the slice's of London.
Animals with this vico should be treated
kindly in the stable and not abused with
pitchloik handles, whips, etc. An apple,
crust of bread, a pieoe of beet, etc., and a
kind pat, but firm, watchful hand and evo
with tho use of Ihe above wooden bh, will
ure the most inveterate biter. Tho fact
bat lie can no' shut his mouth or grip
inything onii dawns upon him, and then
ii is conquered. 'loronto Glob.
I he thrifty housewife whose laudable
moil ion ii is 'o make a little go a great
ay. and 10 seek out lit'lo economies of
ill kinds may hern find still another way',
She can make, her lemon oxtraet. It is
'rctwarv t hoy somo pure, good alcohol,
no in 'his put ill" yeilow part of lemon
eel. Chip it off with a sharp knife,
iking c oo not to put in anv of the tough
"bite skin. In delicacy of 11 tvoring this
q ials und is even thought 10 excel the
in.ro t xp.'ns vo ' boiighien" ex r ets.
Whenever a lemon is used for iny cook
ng pin p i-e a good share of the p-el can
e put aside lor this purpose V.uinia
xtraet can he nude as easily as tho
emnn. To half a pint of alcohol Iwo
milbi beans; cut them in very small bits,
put them in a bottle, and pour the spirits
iver them. If possible have a bottle with
1 glass stopper- In two weeks the extract
.vill lie ready for use, and will be very
satisfactory its well ns inexpensive.
Hints on Boiling. I wish it were
uossihle to impress every eook with the
convictions I hold upon tho subject of
boiling. More mistakes can be made in
carrying on ibis process than almost any
other; things lhat ought to be are not. .
A tiling may boil until not a veslige
of its oiiginal condition remains, and
unless tho water evaporates it may go on
b iling for hours without reminding ono
oy smell or smoke lhat it is spoiled.
Nothing suffers more from this treatment
than coffee. To make the ideal cup of
oiffie tho almost unattainable brown
a id grind the berry at borne; it is more
trouble, but Iho result is so satisfactory
that you will tie moro than paid for your
labors. Th' n have the water boiling
vhen it is poured over the coffee- If you
use tho 01 il i n ry coll'eo pot, bo sure you
S'lilT something in tho nose to keep in lho
s earn anl fragrance (and, by the way. do
not ny to use oreot 1 hose for a life time.)
Our own enffeo pot being sent to Ihe tin
shop to be repaired, we tried the experi
ment of making coffee in a new tin pail
with a lightly fitting cover, and such coffee
have we had tint the tin p lil has been in
use over a month It is, of course, a lit'lo
extra trouble lo pour it into a presentable
pot for Iho table, but it is enough bettor lo
pay. There is n itliing so nice lo settle
the coffee as an egg If eggi aro expen
sive, yon may (conomizo by measuring
ho couoo fjr two mornings and dividing
tho egg; or mix the coffee, adding a
little cold water, and divide this, taking
great care to cover lhat which is left very
closely. Cream adds the crowning excel
lence, not only to tho taste, but to tbo
good looks itito. There is snnething
magical in tho rapidity with winch the
lark, uninvUng liquid is changed into a
lovely brown by a generous spoonful of
cream, loose nnfortunale beings who
can not get it must uso scalded milk in
whicli tho well beaten white of an egg
has boon stirred. Housekeeper.
Rutland, Vt., Dec. lo, 1881.
During the winter of IStijCG, I was
engaged in public sale as auctioneer. I
ttended a sale nt Chipruan s Point, on
Lake Champlain, which consumed one
week's time. To reach there I was
obliged to take a team at Brandon,
arriving at tho Point, some seventeen or
eighteen miles, late in tho evening. Tho
following morning I was sensible of taking
a severe cold. I however made the first
day's s ilo without much difficulty, but at
night I felt very unwell, aime advised
mo to take something for my cold, but
being unaccustomed to dosing, and having
no faith in patent medicines, I took noth
ing At tbe close ot the second days sain
I was unablo to speak aloud, and I felt a
lightness about the lungs that 1 bad never
experienced before, and for the first time
in my life I was alarmed for my health.
there were several diuerent kinds of
medicine in the store where I was selling.
ind various opinions expressed as to Ibeir
virtues. But Down s A'.uir was strongly
r commended to roe by an Intelligent,
motherly looking woman, saying il had
lone more good in her family lor colds
and bronchial nfloctions, than all other
remedies ever nsed. She manifested such
an inurest in my case, I laughingly
repliedthat as I had never been othor
than benefited by a woman's advice, I
would take a bottle. Which I did, and on
retiring that night took about one-third
more than directions given, and with extra
blankets on tho bed, I soon foil asleep.
About two o'clock In the morning I awoke
to find myself sweating profusely, tl e
pain and tightness across tbe lungs had
hsapueared, and 1 lelt much bettor. I
took another light dose and slept until
eight o'clock, when I arose feeling like a
new man. I oonld hardly believe such a
cure could be affooted in so simple a man
ner, and so short a time, and expeoted that
every day would prove to be only tempo
rary. But I went on with the Bale,
speaking from sis lo eight hours a day,
and returned home as well as when I left.
Since that time Down's Elixir ha been
my never failing remedy for all lung and
bronchial difficulties, and for sadden colds,
I oonslder It the best known.
Vory truly yours,
L. Dawlev.

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