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* The Burden. * To every one on earth God gives a burden to be carried down v- The road that lies between the cross and crown: No lot is wholly free; He giveth one to thee. Some carry it aloft, Open and visible to any eyes; And all may see its form, and weight, ana size; Some hide it in their breast, And deem it thus unguessed. Thy burden is God's gift, And it will makf the bearer calm and strong; Xet lest it press too heavily and long, He says: "Cast it on rue, And it shall easy be." And thosa who heed his voice, And seek to give >t back in trustful prayer, Have quiet hearts that never can despair; And hope lights up the way Upon the darkest day. Take thou thy burden thus Into thv hand-1, and lay it at His feet. And, whether it be sorrow or defeat, Or pain, or sin, or caro, Leave it calmly there. It is the lonely load That crushes out the life and light of Heaven; But, borne with Him, the soul restored, forgiven, Sings out through all the days Her joy, aud God's high praise. ?Marnanne Farrington. Try Him W.' a Text. Many a time has Satan succeeded in lus efforts to overcome frail humanity, but in no case could he have done so if always and ever his victims had known how to use the "sword of the Spirit, which is the "Word of God." "It is written," said our Saviour in the Wilderness, and 4 Satan departed from Him." "What's wrang wi'ye noo? I thocht ye were h' richt," said one Scotch boy to another, who had recently been converted, but who was still disquieted and desponding. "What's wrong wi' ye noor* "Man, I'm no richt yet/' replied the Other, "Satan's aye tempting nic." "And what dae ye then?" asked his friend. "I try," said he, "to sing a hymn." "And does that no send him awa' ?" "No, I'm as bad as ever." "Weel," said the othe-, "when he tempts ye again, try him wi' a text; he canna staun that." This is the great remedy for temptation ; and we can only conquer our adversary the devil by the Word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the riijht hand aud on the left. "Oh, What ? I^oss!" Suppose the whole community where you live were wrapped in fl iraes, and all the houses with their rich and costly furaiture were falling into ruin. As you gaze on that sight you would exclaim, "Ofy, what a loss !" Multitudes who witnessed those awful conflagrations a few years ago in Portland, Chicago, and Boston, and saw those splendid warehouses, filled with the richest merchandise?almost the fortunes of some of tho Wealthiest citizens ? consuming into ashes?no doubt thought within themselves, "Oh, what a destruction of property, what a great loss!" And it was a great loss. Hundreds of thousands of nt _ _ r _i 1 1 iAAlr we mm in a lew suun uuuia iuu& mugo and flew away. But suppose jou were to look on a stbgle youth who had entered a course of dissipation and sin that would lead to inevitable ruin?the ruin of his soul. His loss, unless he repents, will be infiaite'y greater than in either of the cases mentioned. Yea, greater than the loss should a whole city, yea, all the cities in America and in Europe, with all their mansions and untold wealth, be wrapped in flames; or even the world itself. Who oan estimate the worth of an mrnortal Soul ? "What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?" Think of its destiny?everlasting happiness or everlasting woe! Think of the price paid for its redemption. One sigh which heaved the bosom of Our Saviour in procuring this redemp tion, or one drop of that blood which he sw.at in the garden or which flowed from his wouniled body on the cross, Would be infinitely too dear a ransom to save the gold and silver, vea, all the Wealth of the universe from one general conflagration. But the ransom of the soul cost all those groans and all that blood. Who, then, can estimate the worth of the soul? Parent, can you? Teacher, can you? Christian, can you? Can we exclaim, "Oh, what a loss!" when we see a few dwellings or the riches of a City exposed to the devouring elements, and can we be unaffected whon we see the souls of our children and friends exposed to everlasting burnings? How can any live unconcerned while their souls, that treasure more valuable than all the riches in the world, are in danger of that fire that will never be extinguished 1 Jesus Christ only can save that precious treasure for every one who trill seek his aid. Will not every one, then, flee to Him, committing his soul to divine keeping? Then, when this world shall be wrapped in fire, and all the elements melt with fervent heat, and the wicked, like stubble, shall be consumed, your treasure will be safe and forever "With the Lord. As counting over our treasures we look at our earthly possessions, which at the Koct nro nnrorf-nin and transitory, mav none of us fail to see that we have a treasure laid up where the fire cannot Consume and where moths and rust will not corrupt and where tliieve3 will not break through and steal.?American Messenger. An Indian boy, a Pawnee, one of Captain Pratt's pupils, edits the Indian Helper at Carlisle, Pa. Here is one of his "notes." Some older and lighter complexioned people could not do better: "One hundred years ago, one hundred miles northeast of Carlisle, the Indians in one day killed many white people. It was called the Wyoming Massacre. Everybody called the Indians, ' savage brutes." Recently in Wyoming Territory a party of white men killed many Chinese workmen. Now boys and girls, it is time for you to call these white people 'savage brutes.'" Not all Indians are savage. Not all white people arc civilized. ' THIS UJ-U Drt.r\ii. Cobwebs over the rafters, Ridge-pole rotten and gray, Hanging in helpless impotence Over the mows of hay. Oh how I loved the shadows That clung to the silent roof ! Day-dreams wove with the quiet Many a glittering woof ! I climbed to the highest cross-beam, Watched the swallows at play, Admired the knots in the boarding, And rolled in billows of hay. - 1 MIKE'S SERMON. ABSURDITIES OF EVOLUTION [Preached at Lakeside, Ohio.] Text: "The statutes of the Lord are right." ?Psalm xix, 8. Old books go out of date. When thoy were written they discussed questions which were being discussed; they struck at wrongs which have long ago ceased, or advocated institutions which excite not our interest. Were they books of history, the facts have been gathered from the imperfect mass, better classified and more lucidly presented Were they books of poetry, they were interlocked with wild mythologies, which have gone up from the face of the earth like mi?ts at sunrise. Were they books of morals, civilization will not sit at the feet of barbarism, neither do we want Sappho, Pythagoras and Tu'.ly to teach us morals. What do the masses 01 tiie peupie eare uuw iur tuo pathos of Simonides, or the sarcasm of Menander. or the gracefulness of Philemon, or the wit of Aristophanes t Even the old books we have left, with a few exceptions, have but very little effect upon our times, Books are human; they have a time to be born, they are fondled, they grow in strength,they have a middle life of usefulness; then comes old age; they totter and they die. Many of the national libraries are merely the cemeteries of the dead books. Some of them lived flagitious lives and died deaths of ignominy. Some were virtuous and accomplished a glorious mission. Some went into the ashes through inquisitorial fires. Some found their funeral pile in sacked and plundered cities. Some were neglected and died as foundliugs at the door of science. Some expired in the author's study, others in the publisher's hands. Ever aud anon there comes into your possession an old book, its author forgotten and its usefulness done, and with leathern lips it seems to say: "I wi>h I were dead." Monuments have been raised over poets and philanthropists. Would that some tall shaft might Lo erocted in honor of the world's buried books! The world's authors would make pilgrimage thereto, and poetiy and literature aud scieuce and religion would consecrate it with their tears. JJot so with one o'd book. It started in the world's infancy. It grew under theocracy and monarchy. It withstood the st -rms of fire. It grew under prophet's mantle and under the fisherman's coat of tho apostles; in Koine, and Kphesus, and Jerusalem,and PalmOS. Tyranny issued edicts against it, and infidelity put out the tongue, ami Mohammedanism from its mosques hurled its anathemas, but the old Bible still lived. It crossed the British Channel anil was greeted by Wickliffe and James I. It crossed the Atlantic and struck Plymouth Rock, until like ^iiat of Horeb it gushed with blessedness. Churches and asylums have gathered along its way, ringing tlieir bells and stretching out their hands of blessing; and every Sabbath j there are ten thousand heralds of the cross with their hauds on this open, graud, free ] old English Bible. But it will not have ac coiuplished its mission until it ha3 climbed t.tin lfv mountains of frrnanlnnrl until it lias gono over the granite cliffs of China: until it has thrown i's glow amid the Australian mines; until it has scatterorl its gems among the diamond districts of Brazil; and all thrones shall fce gathered into one throne, nd all crown* by the fires of revolution shall ba melted into one crown, and this 5.ok shall at t.:e very gate of heavea have vavcd in the ransomed e:npire3. Not uutil thm will this glorious Bible have accomplished its mi >sion. In carrying out. then, the idea of my text ?"The statutes of tho Lord aro right"?I shall show you that the Biblo is right in authentication; that it is right in style: that it is right in doctrine; that it is right in its effects. 1. Can you dcult the authenticity of the Scriptui\s! There is uot so mu.-h evidonce fhnt, Wnltfir w/ntA ''Tho T orlv r?f fha Lake;" not ?o much evidence thut Shakespeare wrote ''Hamlet;" not so much evidence tuat Jobn Milton wrote "Paradise Lost" as there is evidence that the Lord God Almighty, by the bauds of the prophets, evangelists and apostles, wrote this book. Suppose a book now to be written which came in conflict with a great many thing-1', and was written by bad men or impostors, how long would such a book stand? It would be scouted by every body. And I fay if that Bible had been an imposition; or if it had not been written by the men who said they wrote it; if it hai been a mere collaction of falsehoods, do you not suppose that it would have been immediately rejected by the people? If Job, and Isaiah, and Jeremiah, anl Paul, and Peter, and John were impostors they would have teen scouted by generations and | nations. If that book has come down through fires of centuries without a scar it is because there is nothing in it destructible. How near have they come to destroying the Bible? When they began their opposition there were two or three thousand copies of it. Now there are two hundred millions, as far as I can cal -ulate. These Bible truths, notwithstanding all the opposition, have gone into all languages?into the philosophic Greek, the flowing Italian, tn9 graceful German, the passionate French, the picturosquo Indian, and the exhaustless Anglo-Saxon. Un ler the painter's pencil the birth and th* crucifixion and the resurrection glow on the walls of palaces; or, under the engraver's knife, speak from the mantel of tuo mountain cabin; while stones, , touched by the sculptor's chisel, start up into prea.h:ng apostles and as?ending martyrs. Now, do you not suppose, if that Book ha 1 been an imposition and a falsehood, it would not have gone down under these ceasaloss fires of opposition ? Furtbor, suppose that there was a great pestilence going over the earth, and hundreds of thousands of men were dying of that pestilence, anl some one should find a medicine that cured ten thousand people, would not every body acknowledge that that must be a good medicine ? Why, sonv> one would say: "Do you deny it ? There have been ten thousand people cured by it." I simply state the fact that there have been hundreds of thousands of Christian men aud women who sav they have fe't the truthfulness of that book and its power in their souls. It has cured them of the worst leprosy that ever tame down on our earth, namely: the leprosy of sin. And if I can point you to multitudes wh) say they have felt the power of that cure, are you n >t reasonable enough to ac knowledge the fact that there must be some I power in the melicine? Will you take the evidence of millions of patients who have been cured, or will you take the evidence of the skeptic who stands aloof and confesses that he never took tho melicine? That Eible intimates that there was a city called Petra, built out of solid rock. Infidelity scoffed at it: "Where is your city of Petra?' Buckhardt aud Laborde went forth in their explorations and they came upon that very city. Tho mountains stand around like giants guarding the tomb whcro the city is buried. They Hud a street in that city six mile> long, where once flashed imperial pcmp, and which echoed with the laughter of light-hearted mirth on its way to tin theatre. On temples fashioned out of colored stones?some of which have blushed into the crimson of the ro e, and some of whi; h have paled iuto the whiteness of the lily?aye, on column, and pediment, and entablature. and statuary, God writes the truth of that Bible. The B ble sa . s that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by fire and brimstone. "Absurd." iDfidels jear after year said: "It is positively absurd that they could have been destroyed by brimstone. There is nothing in the elements to cau-e such a shower of death as that." Lieutenant Lynch?1 think he was tho first man who went out on the discovery, but he has been followed by many others? Lieuteuant Lynch went out in explo: ation aud came to the Dead S?a,which,by a convulsion of nature, has overflown the place where the cities once stood. He sank his fathoming line, and brought up from the bottom of the DeaJ Sea groat masses of sulnlmr Tpniiiniifq of that vorv temnest that swept Sodcin and Gomorrah to ruin. Who was right, the Bible that announced the destruction of those cities, or the skeptics who for ases scoffed at it ? The Bible says there was a city railed Nineveh, and that it was three days' journey around it, and that it should bo destroyed by fire and water. "Absurd," cried out hundreds of voices for many years; "no city was ever built that it would take three days' journey to go around. Besides, it could not be destroyed by fir a and water; they are antagonistic elements." But Layard, Botta and Keith go out, and by their explorations they find that city of Nineveh, and they teil us that by they own experiment it is three days' journey around, according to the old estimate of a day's journey, and that it was literally destroyed by fire and water?two antagonistic elements? a part of the city havintr oeen inundated by the River Tigris, the brick material in those times being dried clay instead of burnsd, while in other parts they find the remains of the fire in heaps of charcoal that have been excavated, and in the calcined slabs of gypsum. Who was right, the Bible or infidelity? Moses intimated that they had vineyards in Egypt. "Absurd," cried hundreds of voices; 'you can't raise grapes in Egypt: or, if you can, it is a very great exception that yon can rais3 them." But the traveler goes down, and in the underground vaults of Eilithya he finds painted on the wall all the process of tending the vines and treading out the grapes. It Is all there, famflfa'-Iv sketched by people who evidently knew all about it, and saw it all about them every day: and in those underground vaults there are vases still incrusted with tho .settlings of the wine. You sea the vine did grow in Ejrvpt, whether it grow.? there now or not. Thus, you sae, that while God wrote the Bible, at the same time He wrote this commentary, that "the statutes of the Lord are right," on leaves of rock and shell, bound in clasps of metal, and lyinj on mountain table and in the jeweled vase of the sea. In authenticity and in genuineness the statutes of tht Lord are right. 2. Again, the Bible Ls right in stylo. I know there are a great many people who think it is merely a collection of genealogical tables and dry fa^ts. That is because they do not Kau? fn ronH iVia Ivrvnlr Vnn fftlfA fVift mo^t interesting novel that vra.s overwritten, and if you cominonce at the four hundredth page to day, and to-morrow at the three hundredth, and the next day at the first page, how much sansi or interest would you eet from it? Yet that is the very process to which the Bible is subjected every day. Au angel from heaven rea ling the Bible in that way could not understand it. The Bible, like all other palace?, has a door by which to enter and a door by which t-t go out. Genesis is the door by which to go in and Reve'ations th9 door to go out. The Epistles of Paul the Apostle are merely lotters written, folded up and sent by postmen to the different Churches. Do you read other letters the way you read Paul's letters! Suppose you get a business letter, and you know that in it there are important financial propositions, do you road the last page first, and then one line of the third page, and another of the second, and another of the first? No. You begin with "Dear Sir," and end with "Yours truly." Now, here is a letter written from the throne of God to our lost world; it is full of magnificent hopes and propositions, and we dip in hero and there, aud wo know nothing about it. Besides that, people road the Bible when they can not do anything els.\ It is a ('^rk day and they do not feel well, and thoy do not go to business, and after lounging about a bit thoy pick up the Bible?their mind refuses to enjoy the truth, Or they come home weary from the store or shop, and tbev feel, if tiny do not say, it is a dull book. "While the Bible is to be road on stormy days and while your heal aches, it is also to bo read in the suns-hiue and when your nerves, like harpstrings, thrum the song of health. While your vision is clear, walk in this paradise of truth.and while vour mentalaDDotite is sood. pluck these clusters of grace. I am fascinated with the conciseness of this 1 role. Every word is packed full of truth, lv ery sentence is double barreled. Every Earagraph is like au old banyan tree with a undrod roots and a hundred branches. It is a great arch; pull out one stone and it all comes down. There has never been a pearl diver who could gather u;> one half of the treasure.* in any verse. Johu Halsebach, of Vienna, for twenty-one years every Sibbath expounded to his congregation the tlrst chapter of the Book of Isaiah, and yet did not get through with it. Nine-tenths or all the ecood literature of this age is m?rely tha Bible diluted. Goethe, the admired of all skeptics, had the wall of his house at Weiinar covered with religious maps and pictures. Milton's "Paradise Lost" is part of the Bible in blank verse. Tasso's ''Jerusalem Delivered" is borrowed from the Bible. Spenser's writings are imitations from the Parables. John Bunyan saw in a dream only what Saint John bal sren before in Apocalyptic; vision. Macailay crowns his most "gigantic sentences witn Scripture quotations. Through Addison's "Spectator' there glances in and out the stream that broke from the throne of God clear as crystal. Walter Scott's be-.t characters are Bible men and womin under different names, as Meg Merrilies, the Witch of Endor. Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth was Jeiebel. Hobbea stole from this Castle of Truth the weapons with which he afterward assaultod it. Lord Byron caught the ruggednoss and majesty of his style from the projhecies. The writings of Pope are saturated with Isaiah, and he finds his most successful theme in the Messiah. The poets Thompson and Johnson dipped their pens in the style of the iaspirod Oriental. Thomas Carlyle is only a splendid distortion of Ezekiel; and wandering through the lanes and parks of this imporial domain of Bible truth, I find all the great American, English, German, Spanish, Italian poets, painters, orators and rbetoric'cns. Where is there in the world of poetic description anything like Job's champing, neighing, pawing, ligbtuing-footed, thundernecked war horsos? Dryden's, Milton's, Cowper's tempests are very tarte compared with David's storm that wrecks the mountains of Lobanon and shivers the wilderness of Kadis-h. Why, it seercs as if to the feet of th?se Bible writers the mountaius brought all thjir gems, and the seas all their pearls, and the gardens all their frankinconse, aud Ihe spring all its blossoms, and the harvests all their wealth, and heaven all its grau leur, aud eternity all its stupendous realities; and that ci nca nnote nnd Arntnro and rh?fcnriHnn<? have been drinking from exhausted fountains. and searching for diamonds in a realm utterly rifled and ransacked. This book is the hive of all swostness. It is the armory of all well-tempered weapons. It is the tower containing the crown jewels of the universa. It is Iho lamp that kindles all other lights. It is the home of all majesties and splendors. It is the marriage ring ibat unite3 the celestial and terrestrial.while all the clustering white-robed denizens of the sky hovering around rejoice at the nuptials. This book?it is the wreath into which are twisfed all garlands: it is the song into which are struck all harmonies; it is the river into which are poured all the great tide? of hallelujah ; it is the flrmamont in which suns and 1 moons, and stars and constellations, and universe and eternities wheel and blaze and triumph. Where is the young man's soul with any music in it that is not stirred with Jacob's lament, or Nahum's dirge, or Habakkuk's dithyrambic, or Paul's march of the resurrection, or John's anthem where the elders with doxology on their faces respond to the trumpet-blast of the Archangel as he stands witn one foot on the sea and the other foot on the land, swearing by Him that livelh forever and ever that time shall be no longer? I am also amazed at the variety of this Book. M-ind you, not contradiction or col- . lision, but variety. Just as in the song you have tho ba=so, and alto, and soprano, and I tenor?they are not in collision with each other, but come in to make up the harmony. So it is in this Book; there are different parts | of this great song of redemption. The prophet comes and takes one part, and the evangelist another part, and the apcstle an- | other part, and yet they all come into the grand harmony--"the song of Moses aud the Ijimb." If God had inspired men of the sumo temperament to write this Book, it micht have been monotonous; but David, and Isaiah, and Pet?r, and Job, and Ezekiel, t and Paul and John were men of different temperaments, and so, when Gol inspired 1 them to write. Jiev wrote in their own style. Uoi propared the book for all classes of peo;>le. For instance, little children would read the Bible, and God knew that, so he allows Mathew and Luke to writs sweet stories about Christ with the doctors of the law, and Christ at the well, and Christ at the cross, so that any little child can understand thom. Then God knew that the a^red pieople would want to read tbe booK, so no auows Solomon to compact a world of wisdom in that Book of Proverbs. God knew that the bistoriau would want tj rea l it, and so he allows Moses to give the i lain statemeut of tin Pentateuch. God know that the poet would waut to road it, and so he allows Job to picture the Heavens as a curtain, and Isaiah, the mountains as weighed in a balance, and the waters as held in the hollow of the Omnii>otent haud ; and God touched David until in the latter part of the Psalms he gathered a great choir standing in the galleries abnve each otherbeast and man in the first gallory; abovo them, hills and mountains: above them, fire and hail aud tempest: above them, sun and moon and stars of light; and on tho highest gallery arrays the hosts of angels; and thon standing before the great choir, reaching from the depths of earth to the heights of Heaven, like the leader of a groat orchestra, he lifts his hands, crying: "Praisa ye the Lord! Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord I And all earthly creatures in their smgs,and mountains with their waving cedars, and tempests in their thunder, aud rattling hail, ana stars on all their trembling harps of light, and angels on their thrones, respond in magnificent acclaim: ;'Praise ye the Lord! Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lordl" , i ? . God knew that the pensive and conjDlain- I ing world would want; to read it, and so ho inspires Jeremiah to ?rrite: "Oh, that m3r head were waters and mine eyes fountains o!f tears!" God knew that the lovers of tho wild, the romantic an 1 the strands would wnnt to read it, so He lets Ezekiel write of i mysterious rolls and winded creatures and ( flying wheels of Are. God prepared it for all zones?for the Arctic and Tropic, as well a!i ( for the Temperate Zone. Cold-blooded Greenlanders would find much to iutaro3t ' them, and the tanned inhabitants at tho Equator would find his passionate naturo boil with the vehemence of Heavenly truth. The Arabian would read" it on his drome- ] dary, and the Laplander seated on tho swift ] sled, and the herdsman of Holland guarding thft oattlft in t(i? and tlin Swiss firl re clining amid Aloine crags. O, when I see that the Bible is suited in stvle, exactly suited, to all ases, to all condition*, to all lands I can not help repeating the conclusion of my text: "The statutes of the Lord are right." 8. I remark again: The Bible is right in its doctrine?. Man. a sinner; Christ, a savior? the two doctrines. Man must coma down? his pride, his self-righteousness, his worldliness; Christ, the Anointed, must go up. If it had not been for the setting forth of the Atonement Mo-es would never have described the Creation; prophets would not have predicted; apostles would not have ( preached. It seems'to me as if Jesus and the Bible were standing on a platform in a great amphitheater, as if the prophetl were behind Him throwing light forward on Hi* sacred person, and as ill the apostles and evangelists stoo i before Him lito footlights throwing up the:r light into His blesse l countenance, and thou as if all the earth and heaven were the applauding Auditory, the Biole speaks of Pisgah and Carniel and Sinai, but make? all mountains bow down to Calvary. The flocks led over tin Judean h;lls were emblems of "the Lamb of ; God that taketh away t!io sins of tha world;" and the lion leiping out of its lair, was an emblem of "the lion of Judah's tribe." I will in my next breath recite to you the most wonlerful s'entjnce ever written: "This is a faithful saying.and worthy of all a':iestation, that Christ Jems came into the world to save sinners." No wondor that when Jesus was born in Bethlehem Heaven sy mpathized with earth, and a wave of joy dashed clear over the battlements and dripped upon the shepherds in the words: "Glory to Grd in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." In my next sentence every , word weighs a ton: "God so loved tho worlil that He gave His only begotten Son, that < whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Show ms 1 any other book withsu:ha doctrine?so high, < so deep, so vast! 4. A-^oin: the Bible is rieht in its effects. I do not cave whcr.? vou put the Bible, it just suits the place. You put it in tha haud of a man seriously concerned about his soul. 1 soe people often giving tj the serious soul this and that book. It may very well; but thers is no book like tin Bible. He rea'Js the Commandments. and pleads to the indictment, "Guilty." He takes up the Psalm? of David, and savs: "They just describa mv feelings." He flies to good works; Paul starts him out of that by the announce nent: "A man x-t not justified by works." He falls back in his discouragement; the Bible starts him ui with the ssntences: "Remember Lot's wife," "Grieve not the Spirit," "Flee the Wrath to Come." Then the man in despair begins to cry out: "What shall I do? Where shall I go?" and a voice roachas him saying: "Come unto me. all ye who are wenry and heavy ladon, and I will give you rest." Take this Bible and place it in the hands of iren in trouble! Is there anybody here in trouble? Ah, I might better ask are there any here who have never been in trouble? Put this Bible in tin hands of the troubled. You find that as some of the best berries grow on the sharpest thorns, so some of the sweetest consolations of tho gospel grow on the most stinging affliction. You thought that death had grasped your child. Oh, no! It; was only the Heavenly Sbopherd taking a lamb cut of th3 cohl. Christ bent over you a.?i vou held the child in your lap.and putting ? His arms gently around th? little one, said : v "Of such is the kingdom of heaven." f Put the Bible in the sr-hool. Palsied bo the c hand that would tika the Bible from the college and the school. Educato only a man's j head and you make him an infidel. Educate only a man's heart and you make him % , fanatic. Educate them both together, and H you have the n ablest work of God. An edu:cated mind without moral principle, Is a ship without a helm, a rushing rail'brain without b brakes or reversing rod to control the speed!. B Put the Bible in the family. There it lies on the table, an unlimited power. Polygamy an d was Tiptural divorce are prohibited. Parents are kind and faithful, children polite and o'^edient. Domestic sorrows lessened by boirig divided, joys increased by being multi- I plied. Oh father, oh mother, take down that j long-nezlected Bible and read it yourselves aad let your children read it! Put the Bible h on the rail-train and on shipboard, till a!ll t, parts of this lanl and all oth;r lands shall have its illumination. This hoar tbe-e rise3 v the veil of hea'ben worship, and in the face of this day's sun smokes the blood of human sacrifice. Give them the Bible. Unbind that h wife from the funeral prye, for no other sac- i, rifice is needed since the bllood of Jesu3 Christ cleanseth from all sin. I J am preaching this sermon be^anse there ^ are so many who would have you bnlieve that tha Bible is an outlandish book and obsoleto. h It fe freiher and more intense than any book i that yesterday came out of the jrreat publishing houses. Make it your guide in life and I your pillow in death. > After the battle ol! Richmond, a dead soldier was found with his hand lying on the j: open Bible. Th? summer insects had eaten flfn/wn 4-Via Kan/1 Knf Ka olralafnn fin. ? ger lay on the words: "Yea, though I walk t through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me." ii Yes, this book will become in your last days, , when you turn away from all ether books, a c solace for your soul. Perhaps it will be your a mother's Bible; perhaps the ono given you on your wedding day, ita cover cow worn out 0 and its leaf fadea with age; but its bright e promises will flash upon the opening gates of Heaven. "How precious is the Book clivint, n By inspiration given; i, Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine, To guide our soab to heaven. f "TTus lamp, through all the iredious night a Of life, shall guide our Tfay, j Till we behold the clearer light t Of an eternal day." 1 t The British Islands offer an almost T anlimited market, for apples from ? abroad, the native supply being far " from adequate to the want;i of the people, though in some of the counties the cereals are grown between i ows of apple a trees. During the last six months New c York exported about 192,000 barrels, t< besides the large quantises shipped ii from Boston. And last year was one a of poor yield in the Easit, while the g Doming crop promises to be large, if ti not an excessive one. An effort is be- a ing made by some of the agricultural d journals of the East to induce a wide k extension of the apple culture in New d England. Many thousands of acres in is those States are well adapted to the d raising of apples, while good for very T little to the grower of grain. v Joseph O'Neil, a street-car conductor of Chicago, who has four motherless children, the eldest but eleven years old, found a hand-bag containing nearly 111 C:1 o.nn "TM tell vou a lie if I said it I * was no temptation," ho afteward said, n "for it was; for I have to work 3t>5 days y o keep tlio wolf from the door." But 11 the temptation wasn't strong enough 11 for Joseph, and he at once turned the " money over to the company, and soon a the woman who owned it was found. ^ She was very glad to get her money, ? and said that she would never forget 1 Joseph as long as she lived. He was " an honest man and a gentleman, and honesty always prospered. Chicago 5 women may have big feet, but some 01 7 them have small ooula. c TEMPERANCE DEPARTMENT. "Give us a Call." 5 [Suggested by seeing these words In a saloon ad rertlsement] Give us a call I We keep good beer, Wine, brandy and whisky nera Our doors are open to boys and msu, And even to women now and then. We lighten their purses, we taint their B breaths, o We swell up the column of awful death3. 1 AJ1 kinds of crimes we sell for dimes, t [n our sugared poi3ons, so sweet to taste; [f you've monoy, position or time to waste, Give us a call. T s 3ive us a call! In a pint of our gin, t We sell more wickedness, shame and sin 0 rhan a score of clergymen, preaching all c day. From dawn to darkne s, could preach away; t \nd in our beer (though it may take longer li ro get a man drunk than drinks that are t stronger), tVe sell out poverty, shamo and woe. fVho wants to purchase.' Our pr.'ces are low. D Give us a calL Jive us a call! We'll dull your brains, * We'll give you headaches and racking pains, IVe'll make you old while you yet are young, D ["o lies and slander we'll train your toDgue, a IVe'll make you shirk from all useful work, t Hake theft and forgery seem fair play, j, ^.nd murder a pastime sure to pay. Give ns a call. Jive us a call 1 We are cunning and wise; t iVe are bound to succeed, for we "ad vertise v 'n the family papers, the journals that claim . ro be pure in morals and fair of fame; Iusbands, brothers and sons will read c )ur kind invitations, and some will heed, u \.nd give us a call; we pay for a'l t I'he space in the papers we occupy, t \.nd there's little in life that money won't * buy. 8 1 you would go down in the world, and not t up, f you would be slain by the snake in the cup, )r lose your soul in the* flowing bowl, f you covet shame and a blasted name, Give us a call. f -Ella Wheeler, in Sunday-school Visitor. How Drunkards arc Made. "Now, you watch those children. 11 rhcy'll drink half that beer before they y jet home, and their mother will scold ^ ne for not giving a good pint, and I've jivcn nearly a quart," said the bartender u >f a downtown saloon the othor day, ro- I rerring to two little girls of six and eight, ;hinly clad, who came in for a pint of ? jeer. The reporter did watch the young >nes. The had scarcely got outside of a he saloon door when the one that carried f ;he tin pail lifted it to her lips and took f i draught. Then her companion enjoyed I l few swallows. A little further on they :ntcred a tenement house hallway, and ^ >oth again took a sip. "I have lots of 6 mch customers," said the bartender, "v vhen the reporter returned to the saloon o 1 ght his cigar. "Girls and boys and r vomen form half our trade. We call it ^ t.rndf> Tf. nnv? nur exnfinses. Gur t> J ? r'v ? r >rofitscomc from the drinkers at the bar. 1 ?ut I tell you what?half the children vho come here drink, That's ho w drunk- a ? rds ore made. Their mothers and fathers end 'em for beer. They see the old j oiks tipple, and begin to taste the beer o hemselves. Few of ths children who iome in here for beer or ale carry a full >int home. Sometimes two or three t ome in together, and if you watch 'em, \ ou'll hear one begging the one who c arries the pail for a sip. We must sell a t, however, when their parents send for t. We are bouud to do so. Business is ? usiucss. We don't keep a temperance t hop.?New York Herald. a a Ruined by Drink. r Dr. Thomas G. Hull, of Binghamton? ? Y., three years ago went to Port ervis to live, with plenty of money at lis command, a host of friends at his lacfc, a loving father and mother, a wife 11 t vhom he had but recently married, and pith every prospect before him of a long, mppy and useful life. The other day r ic left the Port Jervis station of the Srie Railroad in charge of an officcr on t lis way to the Albany Penitentiary, * aving been adjudged a common vagrant. Lt the time he went to Port Jervis Dr. 0 a lull started in the lumber business, laving invested $10,000 in wild lands f a Sussex County, N. J., and erected one 1 f the most complete mills in that secion. Pum was the primary and final t ausc of his downfall. Dr. Hull, start- ? s og as a moderate drinker, neglected his iusine3.?, formed improper associations, c nd became reckless in the expenditure e f his resources. His downfall affected t aany others beside himself, friends who t rerc Milling to help him along, and otably his aged parents. Up to the ast Dr. Hull retained the outward ap- D icarance of a gentleman, both in dress a ,nd manners. He was well up in his rofession, which ho practiced success- ~ ully for a number of years, was an enter- ^ aining conversationalist, and when he gj ?as himself was a hospitable, intelligent nd kind-hearted gentleman.?Neus York p rimes. ^ I< A National Temperance Hospital. c We call attention to the prospoctus of National Temperance Hospital in Chi- y ngo, which we think should be extended 5 a Continental Hospital, with branches g > oa tnontr in fKa TTnifnA flfnt.ofl & ud Canada as will support them. The ^ reat expense incurred by many hospi- f, lis for the supply of spirituous liquors n nd wines to patients and others is scan- ^ alous, especially when it becomca nown, as it must soon, that all this a' c< rinking, whether by patients or others, s( i doing evil a::d only evil, as the Lon- ia on Temperance Hospital has proved, p 'ho noble women of Chicago are doing r( ronders for the temperance cause. Let ^ bem be aided and imitated.? Witness. jr 81 Organization and Agitation. it One of the best ways to help enforce rohibi.ory laws is-to keep up the agitaion in every organization and depart- ^ icnt of -work. The work lor total no- oj tinence is absolutely necessary for the ^ laintenancc of the law. Drinking men ol lay veto for prohibition, but tbey must ive up their drink if they are to bi of ny use in the enforcement of the law. 'he great need of the times is a revival ja f moral suasion and a campaign aga:nst tl Iij drinking usages of socicty.?1'emper- ^ nee Ailoccate. j Ireland, it is said, last year consumed ir ,009,028 gallons of spirits, and nearly j? 9,000, COO gallons of malt liquor, at a p est of about $55,000,000. 'I ' . AGRICULTURAL ~ rOPlCSOF INTEREST RELATIVE TO FARM AND GARDEN. Making Batter. An English expert on butter-making ays: Let any person examine the grain >f a high-class sample for himself by deihcrately breaking a roll in half, and hen rej:e\t the operation upon an infeior sample. Country salt butter?why rill people continue to favor the conumer with the flavor of salt instead of he flavor of butter??is, in nine cases mt often, either bad in grain or streaky, itreakiness, which is most obnoxious to he judge, is more common where salt is argely used, because the salt has much o do with the fault. Makers, too, who alt on the table instead of with brine nAl;A k.ai.A. naive LXIKJl C OH van J UUtlCl LUUii UtllV&O. Streaky butter is not only disagreeable o the eye, but it is evidence of inferior rorkmanship; it tells that the butter is iot of high flavor; that it will not keep, nd that it contains an abnormal ouanity of salt, of water, or both. Indeed, t i3 the presence of water, for which alt has a common affinity, that caused he undesirable appearance. After a cerain point, mere bulk of salt is of no alue as a preservative of butter; hence he objection of those who prefer to salt >n the table instead of in the churn is mfounded. Saltiug with brine when he butter is granular gives the maker >erfect command over the strength of the alt, and is not only the most sensible iut the most practicable method. Poultry Notes. If you starve your hens you will not atten your egg basket. Guinea fowls are excellent sentinels gain9t hawks, cats or other "variants." Do not hatch Ban lams before Septemter, if you would have them beautiful nd diminutive. The Game fowl makes nil excellent aother for young chicks, and are the >est sentinels against hawks. Among the new breeds the white Plymouth liocks and white "Wyandottes eem largely in the ascendancy. The Plymouth Rock and Wyandottes re both most admirably adapted to the irm rirwi/1 Itivnra otapI lAnf. fflhlft owls,and with all the necessary and imtorlant qualities for the farm. Tiukeys are great foragers, and will ;ather their entire food from the fields luring the summer; at the same time detroying myriads, of bug?, grasshoppers, rorms, etc., that prey upon the crops. If you wish your young chicks to grow apidly and thrive at this season of the car,give them frequently scraps of fresh neat from the refuse you will find at very butcher shop; they are exceedingy fond of it. Above all things else, if you would be , successful poultry raiser, keep things :lean about the hen-houses and runs; it vill pay handsomely to give them protortionately as much attention as you do ther live stock. Should fowls be troubled with "scaly eg," muke a mixture of three ounces of wcet oil, one ounce of sulphur, and wentv drops of carbolic acid, and anoint he legs two or three times a week until ured; first, however, wash with soap ad water. It is very seldom that much can be acomplished by helping chickens out of he shell, but if it must be done, open he shell at the large end, removing it nd the membrane covering the chick bout one-third of the way down. It equires a steady hand, however, to do auch good in such instances.? Western Olowtnan. Bee Notes Worth Reading. If there are no creeks, ponds or springs lear your bees, water should be given to hem. Bees are interesting and instructive, nd induce a habit of ob-ervation and eflection. Brush off the bottom boards of your lives and see that they are kept percctly clean. Bees ought to be happy as they are the nly merchants not taxed ?they gather ,nd cell their own honey. Don't wait until your bees swarm beorp nropurinf* hives: eret them now and :eep them in a cool pTace until wanted. Look out for the robber bees during he dry days, for this is the greatest dan:cr you have in protecting your weak tock from the strong colonies. It is a good thing to stop up all crevies in new hives with putty, and the aoth worms can not hide so well, and his gives the bee-keeper a better chance o smash 'em. Now is the time to kill moth worms, iee-keepers, up and at them! Slaughter very Inst one of them, and there will be 10 moth millers to cause weak colonies nd trouble. Beeg do not like a bad human breath -especially a whisky breath. Those aving whisky on the breath, but do not elieve this, should go near a hive and ee how it is for themselves. Do not allow any old comb to be exosed, or the moth will not only destroy ;, but will also raise thousands of miljrs to make mischief. Keep your old omb in a clean place, in a ceilar. Bees consume large quantities of water rhen building comb and raising brood. Vant of water is one of the causes of ysentery among bees. Knowing the reat importance of water for bees, we [jain call attention to it. A bucket, or rooden trough, with water, with a few ieces of old comb or sticks for floats >r the bees to alight on and drink with ifety, should be kept near the hives, un,'ss some stream of water is near. It is much easier to divide your bees ad have the job done with than to be Dnstantly on tne iook ouc ior cncm to :nd forth swarms. Natural swarming i very unreliable. Those who have never ractisi'd artificial swarming had better >11 up their sleeves and go at it, and ur word for it, they will discover that is not half as much trouble as they nagined. It is much easier to make a ,varm than to have a natural one. Give a trial and see.?J. M. llicks. Farm and Garden Notes. A piece of sheet Russia iron, or a few lings of good iron placed between piecc3 ; iron to be welded, says the Americau PachinUt, will generally causc the most l)stiuute picccs to "stick." Separated early and raised up by them lvcs, pullets are worth at least a quar;r more for use than if allowod to run ith a lot of cockerels. In the large, .tc-maturing breeds the evil is less, Lough even with them the practice of eeping them separate is most profitable. The roof is the most important part of io ivcr sfvr ns inrlpArl if. is fnr all huilfl igs sheltering stock. The floor of a pig en may be earth, with a little straw. 1 fact many farmers object to board or lank floors, which form harbors for rats and other vermin. Bat the roof must b? waterproof. The Jer&ey Bulletin gives the following method of curing a cow of the habit! of sucking herself: "Make a saturated! tincture of powdered aloes and alcohol, keep it in a mucilage bottle tightly corked, and paint the end of each te*t with the mixture, and the cow will soon, become disgusted." A correspondent says it is easy to getj rid of black ant?. Open a hill with aj hoe, scatter on a handful of salt and! sprinkle on a quart of water and the antai will leave immediately. A few days ago! the hou-e wa3 overrun with insects. The correspondent found eleven ant hillsi within two rods of his building. After, the above application not an ant was tof be seen about the premises. A writer in the New England Homwtead commends the cultivation of alfalfa or lucerne as an excellent expedient foe crowding cut daisies, docks, thistles and(> other weeds, as it comes forward so early as to be ready to cut long before any of the other weeds can ripen their seeds^ and the early and frequent cutting of toe lucerne through the entire season effectually prevents any from seeding. , Concerning gernniunn, where plenty of winter flowers are desired, the planta should be grown in pots during the summer. All flower buds should be nipped out as they appear. The rose and most other kinds of geraniums can be brought along finely for house decoration later by lifting some from the border some time this month and potting them. Pinch back the main shoots a little at this time. Those who have once mastered the weeds in their garden will never be sat* isfied to go back to the practice of fighting the weeds during the spring and summer, and permitting enough to seed io the autumn that the fight may be continued each year, but they will carefully look over the garden during the latter part of the season, that they may remove any weeds that have escaped the hoe or the cultivator. Do not give up the bat-', tie with the weeds until the cold weathee prevents them from ripening their seetfi The American Agriculturalist is of the opinion that sheep are better scavenger* in a bearing orchard than hogs, notwithstanding they will bark small treesJ Even if ringed, bogs will exterminate most grasses in a small lot, but orchard grass will flourish under the trees and under the hardest gnawing of the sheep.) Besides that. sheeD will eat un all tha windfalls, no matter how small, bitter' astringent or rotten, with a more unques4 tioning appetite than swine; hence they protect the trees more effectually against insect enemies. ' ' ?$> If oats are crushed or just coarsely ground before they are given to horsesi they will prove more nourshing. In England they are passed between rollers^ But if a horse's teeth are good it wiMj generally grind its oats pretty well.' There is a great- difference in horses,j . ;j however, in this respect, just aa there is in men. Some bolt thetr food mucht more rapidly and less masticated thaaj others. But whatever grain you feedj do not let tho horse drink immediately after. If you do, much of the grain will be washed out of the stomach without being digested. . Next year's crop of asparagus will dej pepend upon a vigorous growth of tops this summer. Do not allow them to be cut away. "When lima beans reach th? tops of the poles pinch off the ends. Celery should now be planted. Make well manured rows three feet apart, plow ing out furrows, manuring them and turning back the soil; roll and harrow until the surface is fine, and set out the' plants six inches apart. If cucumber seeds nre to be saved, mark the earliest and finest specimens before any are cut for use. To prolong the bearing, cut away all of proper size, whether needed for use or not. Sow seeds for pickle3. The Wood-Rat. The wood-rat lays up enormous stores of acorns during or prior to the wet season. But it is a useless provision, as the nuts can be found at any time, a nest recently opened was arranged seemingly in regular manner as regards apartments; the general shape was dome-like, beinff formed of sticks and other refuse piled1 upon each other, so that it was tora apart with great difficulty. The openings were apparent, leading in from below and entering the nest proper, which constituted the first story. This was provided with soft moss materials of various Icind*, showing that the woodrat had an eye for comfort. Immediately above this wns an apartment, if it can be so caller], filled with acorns, several quarts, as near as I could judge, and above this rose the d.melike top, forming a perfect watershed, a fact proved by the dry nest, that did not show the slightest signs of moisture. The position of the nest varies. In the one mentioned it was on the ground, built up like a tree. Others are constructed itt the open greasewood, and still another, in Miller's canyon, is built on a tree six or eight feet from the ground. In some nests the material is undoubtedly the accumulation of years, and might well weigh a ton, and would form two good I irmda f.ir .1 rarfc. Whether the wood-rat hibernates I lave been unable to determine, but am inclined to think not, the supply of acorns pointing to an active appetite, and I have seen them out withia a month.?San Francisco Call. Famous Gold Mines. Nevada county is the chief of all the mining counties of the State of California. It has a middle situation in tho State, but is generally ranked as a north| em couuty. The summit of the Siena Nevada runs through the county, the towns of Truckee and Boca being east of those mountains, and within Nevada county. The chief industry is mining, although farming is carried on with profit in the western part of Nevudi (ounty. No equal area in the world has produced more gold than ba3 Nevada county, and no region known has the promise of an i equal mining permanency. The gold is | found in both quartz ledges and gravel bed*. | The great gold-gravel region of the county is in the townships of Bridgeport, [Bloomticld, Eureka, Little York and I Wa-hington. These are of immense extent aiui of incalculable richness. These beds were worked by the hydraulic pro[ cc.ss for the m>st part, and enormous jvaluo3 of gold were washed out of them. The hydraulic process of working mines :U now under the ban of the law, but doubtless a way will be found for lawfully taking the gold from those rich !gravel beds. There are some gravel j mines in Nevada, Grass Valley and Rough land Ready townships, but they are not j extensive, excepting at Mooney Flat, in I l!o:igh and Heady, where is the extension of the famous gravel leads ofTimbuctoo, Smartsvillc and Sucker Flat.? | Grass Valley Tidings. The water in Lake Huron has risen, eighteen inches during the past year.