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Subject: "Hunting for Souls."
Taxr: "He was a mighty hunter before
the Lord."?Genesis, x., 9.
In our day, hunting is a sport; but in the
lands and the times infest id with wild beasts,
it was a matter of life or death with the people.
It was very different from going out oil
a sunshiny afternoon with a patent breechirviriAr
to shoot reed-birds on tne Hats, when
Pollux and Achilles and Diomedes went out
to clear the land of lions and tigers and bears.
My text sets forth Nimroi as a hero wlieu it
presents him with broad shoulders and
| shaggy apparel and sun-browned face, and
I arm bunched with muscle?"a mighty hunter
1 before the Lord." I think he used the bow
and the arrow with great success practicing
I have thought if it is such a grand thing
and such a brave thing to clear wild beasts
out of a country, if it is not a better and
braver thing to hunt down and destroy thosa
great evils of society that are stalking the
land with fierce eye and bloody paw, and
sharp tusk and quick spring. 1 nave wondered
if there is not such a thing as - Gospel
ivir wKioh threa who arp flvintf from
the truth may be captured for God and heaven.
The Lord Jesus in His sermon used the art of
angling for an illustration when he said: "I
will make you fishers of men." And so I
think I have authority for using hunting as
an illustration of Gospel truth; and I pray
God that there may be many a man in thi3
congregation who shall begin to study Gospel
archery, of whom it may, after a while, be
said: "He was a mighty hunter before the
much awkward Christian work there
Is done in the world! How many good people
there are who drive souls away Irom Christ I
instead of bringing them to Him! religious
blunderers who upset more than they right. I
Their gun has a crooked barrel, and kicks as
it goes off. They are like a clumsy comrade
who goes along with skilful hunters ; at
the very moment ho ought to b9 most
.quiet he is crackling an alder or falling
over a log and frightening
away the game. How few Christian people
have ever learned the lesson of which I read
at the beginning of the service, how that the
Lord Jesus Christ at the well went from talking
about a cup of water to the most practi?
a it? ??? fKa wAmon^d
cat religious iruins, wuicu nuu iw .
aoul for God! Jesus in the wilderness was
breaking bread to the people. I think it
was good bread: it was very light bread,
and the yeast had done its work thoroughly.
Christ, after be had broken the bread, said to
the people: "Beware of the yeast, or of the
leaven, of the Pharisees!" So natural a transition
it was; and how easily they all understood
him! But how few Christian people
who understand how to fasten the truths of
God and religion to the souls of men! Truman
Osborne, one of the evangelists who went
through this country some years ago, had a
wonderful art in the right direction. He
came to father's house on6 day, and while we
were all seated in the room, he said: "Mr.
Talmage, are ali your children Christians?"
Father said:-"Yes, all but De Witt." Then
Truman Osborne looked down into the fire- I
place, and began to tell a story of a storm
that came on the mountains,and all the sheep
were in the fold; but there was one lamb outside
that .perished in the storm. Had he
looked me m the eye, I^ould have been angered
when he told me that story; but he
looked into the fire-place, and it was so pathetically
and beautifully done that I never
found any peace until I was sure I was inside
the fold, where the other sheep are.
The archers of o'd times studied their art.
They were very precise in the matter. The
books gave special directions as to how the
archer should go, and as to what an archer
should do. He must stand erect and firm, his
left foot a little in advance of his right. With
his left hand he must take hold or the bow
in the middle, and then with the
three fingers and the thumb of his
righ hand lie should lay hold of the arrow
and affix it to the string?so precise was the
direction given. But now cluinsy we are
about religious work! How little skill and
care we exercise! How often our arrows miss
the mark! Oh, that we might learn the art
of doing good and become "mighty hunters
before tue Lord!"
In the first place, if you want to be effe:tual
in do'ng gooyou must be very sure of your
; weapon. There was something very fascinating
about the arch ry of olden t'meg.
Perhnts you do not know what they could
with fHa K'?w nn.l flrmtv Whv ihft chief
battles fought by t'le English Plantagemts j
were with the Ion?: bow. Thy would talce
4he arrow of polished wood, aud feither it
with the plume of a bird, and then it would
fly from the bow-string of plaited silk. The
broad fields of Agincourt, and Solway Moss,
and Neville's Cross, heard the loud thrum of
the archer's bow-string. Now, my Christian
friends, we have a mightier weapon than that.
It is the arrow of the Gospel; it is a sharp arrow;
it is a straight arrow; it is feathered
from the wing of the dove of God's spirit; it flies
from a bo w made out of the wood of tho cross.
As far as I can estimate or calculate, it has
brought down four hundred million souls.
Paul knew how to bring the notch of that
arrow on to that bow-string, and its whirr
was heard through the Corinthian theatres,
and through the court-room, until the
knees of Felix knocked together. It
was that arrow that stuck in Luther's heart
when he cried out: "Oh, my sins! Oh, my
sins!" If it strike a man in the head, it kills
his skepticism; if it strike him in the heel, it
will turn his step; if it strike him in the heart,
he throws up his hands, as did one of old
when wounded in the battle.'crying: "Oh,
Galilean, Thou hast conquered!'
In the armory of the Earl of Pembroke,
are old corselets which show that the arrow
of th?? Ene-lish iisprl to co thrnnch the breast
plate, through the body of the warrior, and
out through the backplate. What a symbol
of that Gospel which is sharper than a twoedged
sword, piercing to the dividing asunder
of soul and body, and of the joints and
marrow! Would to Goi we had more faith
in that Gospel; The humblest man in this
house, if. he liad enough faith in him, could
brine a hudred souls to Jesus?perhaps five
hundred. Just in proportion as this age
seems to believe less ana less in it, I believe
more and more in in it! What are
men about that they will no; accept their own
deliverance? There is nothing proposed by men
that can do anything like this Gospel. The
religion of Ralph Waldo Emerson was the
philosophy of icicles; the religion of Theodore
Parker was a sirocco of the desert, covering
up the soul wir,h dry sand; the religion
of Renau is the romance of believing nothing;
the religion of Thomas Carlyta is only a
condensed London fog; the religion of the
Huxleys aud the Spent ers is merely a pedestal
on which human phil ^ophy sits shivering in
the n'ght of the soul, looking up to the stars,
'offering no help to the nations that crouch
and groau at the I ase. Tell me where there
is one man who has rejoited that Gospel for
Another, who is thoroughly satisfied, and
helped, and contented in his skepticism, and
I will take t le car to-morrow and ride ttvo
hundrel. . miles to sea him. The full
power of the Gospel has not yet been touched.
As a sportsman throws up his hand and
catches the ball flying through the air, just
so easily will this Gospel after a while catch
this round world flying from its orbit and
bring iV back to the heart of Christ. Give
it full swing, and it will pardon
every sin, heal every wound, cure every
trouole, emancipate every slave, and ransom
every nation, l'e Christian men and women
who go out this afternoon to do Christian
work, as you go into ttie sunaay-scnoois
and the lay preaching stations, and
the penitentiaries, and the asylums, I want
you to feel that you bear in your hand a
weapon compared with which the lightning
has no speed,and avalanches have no heft, and
the thunderbolts of heaven have no power; it is
the arrow of the omnipotent Gospel. Take
careful aim. Pull the arrow clear back until
the head strikes the bow. Then let it fly.
And may the slain of the Lord be many.
Again, if you want to be skillful in spiritual
hunting you must hunt in unfrequented and
secluded places. Why does the hunter go
three or four days in the Pennsylvania forests
or over Raquette Lake iuto the wilds of the
Adirondack^? It is the only way to do. The
deer are shy, and one '"bang" of the gun
clears the forest. From the California
stage you see, as you go over the
plains, here and there a coyote trotting along,
almost within range of the^ gun?sometimes
quite within range of it. No one cares for
tnat; it is worthless. The good game is hidden
and secluded. Every hunter knows
that. So, many of the souls that will be of
most worth for Christ, and of most value to
the Church, are secluded. They do not
come in your way. You will have to go
where they are. Yonder they are down in
that cellar, yonder they are up in that garret.
Far away from the door of any church,
the Gospel arrow has not been pointed at
them. The tract distributer and the city
missionary sometimes just catch a glimpse of
them, as a hunter through the trees gets a
momentary sight of a partridge or roebuck.
The trouble is we are waiting for the game to
come to us. YV e are not good hunters. We
are standing in Schermerliorn street, expecting
that the timid antelope will come up
and eat out of our hand. We are expecting
that the prairie-fowl will light on our
church-steeple. It is not their habit. If
the Church should wait ten millions of years
for the world to come in and be saved, it will
wait in vain. The world will not come.
What the Church wants now is to lift their
feet from damask ottomans, and put them in
the stirrups. We want a pulpit on wheels.
The Church wants not so much
cushions as it wants saddle-bags and arrows.
We have got to put aside the gown and the
kid gloves, and put on the hunting shirt.
We have been fishing so long in the brooks
that run under the shadow of the Church
that the fish know as. and they avoid the
hook, and escape as soon as we came to
the bank, while yonder is Upper Sarariacand
Big Tupper's Lake, where the first swing of
the Gospel net would break it for the multitude
of the fishes. There is outside work to
be done. What is that I see in toe backwoods?
It is a tent. The hunters
have made a clearing and camped out.
What do they care if they have
wet feet, or if they have nothing
but a pine branch for a pillow, or for the
northeast storm? If a moose in the darkness
steps into the lake to drink, they hear it right
away. If a loon cries in the midnight, they
hear it So in the service of God we have
exposed work. We have got to camp out
and rough it We are putting all our care
on the seventy thousand people of Brooklyn
who they say come to church. What are
we doing for the seven hundred thousand
that do not come? Have they no souls? Ara
they sinless that they need no pardon? Are
there no dead in their houses that they need |
no comfort? Are they cut off from God, to go
into eternity?no wing to bear them, no light J
to cheer them, no welcomo to greet, them! I |
hear to-day surging up from the lower depths
of Brooklyn a grcaa that comes through our
Christian asseaiblages and through our
Cnristian churches; and it blots out all this
scene from my eye to-day, as by the mists of
a great Niagara, for the dash and the plunge
of these great torrents of life dropping down
into the fathomless and thun lering abyss of |
suffering and woe. I sometimes think that ;
just as God blottjd out the Church of
Thyatira and Corinth and Laodicea, because j
of their sloth and stolidity. He will blot out j
American and English Chritianity, and raise !
on the ruins a stalwart, wide-awake, missionary
Church, that can take the full meaning
of "that command: "Go into all the world,
and preach the Gospel to every creature. He
that believeth and is baptized shall be saved,
and he that believeth not shall be damned."
l remark, further, if you want to succeed
in Gospel hunting you must have courage. If
the hunter stand with trembling hand or
shoulder that flinches with fear, instead of
his taking the catamount, the catamount
takes him. What would become of the Greenlander
if, when out hunting for bear, he
should stand shivering with terror on an iceberg?
What would have become of Du
Chaillu and Livingstone in the African
thicket, with a faint heart and a week knee?
When a panther comes within twenty paces
of you, and it has its eye on you, and it has
cnnoifed frvr t.hn fpnrfnl snrinc". " Steadv
7"""" r o' ? ,
Courage, 0 ye spiritual hunters! There are '
great monsters of iniquity prowling all around I
about the community. Shall we not in the
strength of God go forth and combat them' |
We not only need more heart, but more back- j
bone. What is the church of God that it
should fear to look in the eye any transgression?
There is the Bengal tiger of drunkenness
that prowls around, and instead of attacking
it, how many of us hide under the church
pew or the communion table? There is so
much invested in it we are afraid to assault
it; millions of dollars in barrels, in vats, in
spigots, in corkscrews, in gin palaces with I
marble floors and Italian-top tables, and !
chased ice-coolers, and in the sti ychnine, and I
the logwood, and the tartaric acid, and the I
nux vomica, that go to make up our " pure " !
American drinks. I looked with wondering ;
eyes on the "Heidelberg tun." It is the
great liquor vat of German}', which is said to
hold eignt hundred hogsheads of wine, and
only three times in a hundred years has it
been filled. But, as I looked at it I
said to myself: "That is nothing?
eight hundred hogsheads. "Why, our American
vat holds four million five hundred thousand
barrels of strong drinks, and we keep
three hundred thousand men with nothing to
do but to see that it is filled." Oh, to attack
this great monster of intemperance, and the
kindred monsters of. fraud and uncleanness,
requires yon to rally all your Chritians
courage. ; Through the press, through the
pulpit, through the platform, you must assault
it. Would to God that all our Ameri- I
can Christians would band together, not for
crack-brained fanaticism, but for holy Christ- I
ian reform. I think it was in 179i? that there i
went out from Lucknow, India, under the sovereign
,the greatest hunting party that was ever
projected. There were 10,000 armed men in
that hunting party. There were camels, and
horses, and elephants. On some, princes rode,
and royal ladies, under exquisite housings, j
and five hundred coolies waited upon the I
train, and the desolate places of India were j
invaded by this excursion, and the rhi- I
noceros, and deer, and elephant, fell {
under the stroke of the sabre and bullet, j
After a while the party brought back
trophies worth fifty thousand rupees, having I
left the wilderness of India ghastly with
the slain bodies of wild beasts. Would to i
God that instead of here and there a straggler
going out to fight these great monsters
of iniquity to our country, the
million membership of our churches would
band together and hew in twain these great
crimes that make the land frightful with
their roar, and are fattening upon the bodies
and souls of immortal inen. Who is ready i
for such a party as that?"' Who will be a ]
miirhty hunter for the Lord.
1 remark again: If jou want to be success- |
ful in spiritual hunting, you need not only
to bring down the game, but bring it in. I 1
think one of the most beautiful pictures of j
Thorwaldsen is his "Autumn." It represents
a sportsman coming home and standing I
under a grapevine. He has a staff over bis I
shoulder, and on the' other end of that j
staff are hung a rabbit and a brace of birds. j
Every hunter brings Iiometne game. i>o one
would think of bringing down a reindeer or
whipping up a stream for trout, and letting !
them lie in the woods. At eventide the camp |
is adorned with the treasures of the forest?
beaK^and fin, and antler.
If you go out to hunt for immortal soub, i
not only bring them down under the arrow j
of the Gospel,but bring them into the Church
of God. the grand home and encampment we i
have pitched this side ' he skies. Fetch them
in, do not let them lie out in the open field. |
They need onr prayers, and sympathies, and
help. That is the meaning of the Church of
Goa?help. Oh, ye hunters for the Lord! not
only brinz down "the game, but bring it in.
If Mithridates liked hunting so well that i
for seven yeans he never went in-doors, what |
enthusiasm ought we to have who are hunt- I
ing for immortal souls. If Domitian practiced ]
archery until he could stand a boy down in
the Roman amphitheatre, with a hand out,
the fiugers outstretched, and then the King
could shoot an arrow between the fingers
without wounding them, to what drill and
what pravtice ought not we tc subject ourselves
in ord^r to become SDiritu ll archers i
and "mighty hunters heforethe Lord!" But |
lot mc say, you will never work any tetter
than you pray. The old archers took the 1
bow, put one end of it down basirle the foot, j
elevated the other end, and it was the rule
that the bow should- be just the size !
of the archer; if it were just his size, then he
would go into the battle with confidence. Let
me say that your power to project goOti in |
the world will correspond exactly to your 1
own spiritual stature. In other words, the I
first tning, in preparation for Christian work, j
is personal consecration.
' Oh! for a closer walk with God,
A calm and heavenly frame,
A light to xhineupon the road
That leads me to the Lamb."
I am sure that there are some here who at ,
some time have been hit by the Gospel arrow.
You felt the wound of that conviction,
and you plunged into the world deeper; just
as the stag, when the hounds are after it,
i plunges into Scroon Lake, expecting in that
way to escape. Jesus Christ is on your track today,
impenitent man! not in wrath, but in
mercy. Oh, ye chased and panting souls! here is
the stream of God's mercy and salvation, whero
you may cooi your mirst. otop mas cnase 01
Bin to-day. By the red fountain that leaped
from the heart of my Lord, I bid you stop.
There is mercy for you?mercy that pardons:
that heals; everlasting mercy. Is there in
all this house anyone who can refuse the offer
that comes from the heart of the dying Son
of God?
There is a forest in Germany, a place they
call the "deer leap"?two crags about eighteen
yards apart, between, a fearful chasm.
This is called the "deer leap," because once a
hunter was on the track of a deer;
it came to one of these crags; there
was no escape for it from the pursuit of
the hunter, and in utter despair it gathered
itself up, and in the death agony attempted
to Jump across. Of course, It feD, and was
dashed on the rocla far beneath. Here is a
?ath to heaven. It is plain; it is safe,
esus marks it out for every man to walk
' in. But here is a man who says: "I won't
| walk in that path; I will take my ami way."
He comes on up until he confronts the chasm
j that divides his soal from heaven. Now, his
. last hour has come, and he resolves tbaS he
j will leap that chasm, from the heights of
1 earth to the heights of heaven,
j Stand back now, and give him full swing,
for no soul ever did that successively. Let
him try. Jump! Jump! He misses the
marl:, and he jroes down, depth below depth,
"destroyed without remedy." Men! angels!
devils! -what should we call that place of
awful catastrophe? Let it be known for ever
as '"TheSinners Death Leap."
It is said that when Charlemagne's host
was overpowered by three 3rmies of the
Saracens in the Pass of Roncesvalles. his
warrior, Koland, in terrible earnestness,
seized a trumpet, and blew it with such
terrific strength that the opposing army
reeled hack with terror; but at the third blast
of the truinjjet this instrument broke in two. I
see your soul fiercely assailed by the powers of
earth and hell. I put the mightier trumpet
of the Goepel to my lips; and I blow it three
i times. Blast the first?"Whosoever will, let
| him come." Blast the Second?"Seek ye the
: Lord while Ha may be found. "Blhst the third
?"Now is the accept}'! time now i? the day
of salvation. "Does not the host of your
sins fall back? But the trumpet does not,
like that of Koland, break rrr two: As it was
handed down to tw from the lips- of our
fathers, we hand it down to the lips of our
children, and tell them to sound it when we
are dead, that all the generations of men may
Know mat our God is a pardoning God',a sympathetic
God, a loving God; and that more to
Him than the anthems of heaven,more to Him
I than the throne on which hesits.more to Him
than are the temples of celestial worship, is
the joy of seeing the wanderer putting his
hand on the door-latch of his Father's house.
Hear it, all ye nations} Bread for the worst
hunger. Medicine for the- worst sickness.
Light for the thickest darkness. Harbor
from the worst storm.
Dr. Prime, in his book of wonderful interest
entitled "Around the World," describes a
tomb in India of marvelous architecture;
Twenty thousand men were twenty-two-year*
in erecting that and the buildings around it
Standing at that tomb, if you speak or sing, j
after vou have ceased you hear trie echo com- ,
a uh t*. 1:1? i
?'n nv/m c* tiuigMb VI liTJ ICCt. 10 IS Ukf\j Hilt?
other echoes. The sound is drawn out ia
sweet prolongation, as though tUe angels of
God were chanting on the wing.
How many souls here to-day, in th? tomb
of sin, will lift up the voice of penitence and
prayer? If now they would cry unto God,the
echo would drop from afar?not struck from
the marble cupola of an earthly mausoleum,
but sounding back from the warm heart of
angels, flying with the news; for there is joy
among the angels of God over one sinner that
Biting off Threads.
Many ladies use their artificial teeth as
eulwtitutes for scissors, and such use of
them soon renders repair necessary.
When told that they should not bite
threads with them, they are surprised.
But they should be taught not to use
pvpti their nfitnr.il teeth for SUCh DUr
poses. But few think that in biting off
a thread the entire muscular force of the
jaws in use is concentrated into the small
space measured by the diameter of a
thread. Besides, thread after thread is
applied to the same place on the teeth,
and thus the enamel is soon broken there.
How to Boil Potatoes. .
No doubt every woman who pretends
to cook thinks that if there is one thing
she can do well it is to boil potatoes; yet
it is very rarely that one has the privilege
of eating a palatable boiled potato.
It is cither broken into scraps or hard at
the centre. An evenly-boiled white potato
is a treat. The New York Post
contains the following recipe, which is
worth trying: l,Let them be carefully
rubbed with a hard brush, disturbing
neither the eyes nor the skin. Select
them of equal size, and put them in a
saucepan, with a tablospoonful of salt,
and sufficient water to cover them.
When boiled five minutes pour off the
hot water, and replace with cold, and
half a teaspoonful of salt. The reason
for this innovation is that, the
heart of the potato being peculiarly
hard, the outside is generally done long
before it is softened. By chilling its
exterior with cold water the heat of the
first boiling strikes to the centre of the
vegetable; the force gradually increases
when the water boils again; by the time
the outside has recovered from its chill,
the equilibrium is restored, and the whole
potato is evenly done. Potatoes must boil
steadily, with the covers on, three-quarters
of an hour, gently tested with a fork,
if they be not cracked ; when done, drain
them dry, put a clean cloth upon them,
cover closely with the lid, and let the
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saucepan sianci unin me umuw is k?uj
lo be served; then take out each one
separately with a spoon, that they may
not be broken in their floury state."
Tea Cakes.?Rub together four teaspoonfuls
of butter and one cup of sugar,
add one well-beaten egg, one teaspoonful
of cream aud two cups of flour, into
which has been sifted two table spoonfuls
of baking powder. Bake in small pans
and cat while fresh. *
Green Pea Soup.?Four pounds of
beef, one half peck of green peas. Cut
the beef into small picces and boil slowly
for an hour and a half. Half an hour
before serving add the shelled peas, season
with salt and pepper and add a little
thickening; strain through a colander before
Bkoiled Fresh Cod.?"When the fish
is thoroughly Cleaned, wipe dry and split
open from head to tail, and remove the
backbone carefully; salt well and putin
a cool place for an hour before cooking,
as the flesh becomes firm by so doing;
broil over a bright fire of coals; place
the inside to the fire first, then when
turned over skin side to the coals, all
the juices are retained. "When thoroughly
cooked, place on a warm platter, and
dress with butter and bits of parseley.
Mackerel are excellent when prepared
and cooked in the same manner.
Shoulder of Mutton* Broiled.?
Place the mutton over a bright fire of
coals; let it broil gently, placing the in.
side to the fire first: cover it with a tin;
when nearly done through turn it. Let
it brown nicely; when it is done place it
on a hot platter, sprinkle, .with salt and
pepper, allowing about a teaspoonful of
each; butter it freely; turn it once or
twice in the seasoning; turn the inside
down. Served hot, with boiled hominy
or potatoes, it makes a nice breakfast
dish. It is well to have the shoulder boned
before broiling. A breast of lamb can
be broiled in the same way.
Stewed Rhubarb.?To one pound of
rhubarb, cut in pieces of one or two
inches in length, allow one-half pound of
lnof cuornr and thft orated rind of a lem
on. Have ready a large saucepan of
boiling water, throw the rhubarb in and
stir the pieces down with a wooden or
silver spoon. Put the cover on, and for
| three or four minutes it may be left, then
the cover taken off; the rhubarb is not
again left until it is done. It may be
quietly turned in the sauce pan with the
| spoon so as not to broak the rhubarb,
j The moment it boils it softens, and in
j three minutes or less time, according to
i whether the rhubarb is old or youug,
; strain it off quickly with the cover tilted
| on the sauce pan. Let it slip from the
saucepan into a pie dish; sprinkle tho
I loaf sugar and grated lemon over it, and
1 leave until cold. _
How Two ETephants were ChaTiwrd
and How Cats are Affected by
Music?Dog? an Exception?8i?iging
That music has- a charm on the animal
creation has long been knoivnr saysThomas
J. Bowditeh,. in the Troy Times.
The horse is particularly charmed with
music, for
"At the shrill trumpet's soun?d he pricks; his
and this fact is also'illustrated by music
heard in circuses and other equestrian
entertainments where the horse is affected
in a lively and exhilarating manner by
the performances of the band, often
waltzing and prancing and keeping perfect
time with the mhsic. The eccentric
Lot-d, Holland, of the reign of William
III., used to give his horses a weekly
concert in a covered gallery especially
erected for the purpose. He'maintained
that! it cheered their temper.
The- Arab' entertains his camel with
musicr song? and fairy tales,, audwith the
plaintive tones of his voice.
Music is- appreciated by the elephantin
a wonderful degree, and perhaps the most
remarkable instance occurred at a menagerie
in Paris in 18(>o, when a concert was
given acd two elephants- were among the
auditors. The .orchestra being placed
out of Itheir sight, they could not perccive
whence the harmony came.. The
first sensation, was that of surprise; at
one' moment thev erazed eauerlv at the
spectators;, the next they ran at their
keeper to. caress him and seemed to inquire
what these strange sounds meant,,
but at length perceiving that nothing
was amiss,, they gave themselves- up to
the impressions which the music communicated.
Each new tune-' seemed to
produce a change of feeling,causing their
gestures and cries to assume an expression
in accordance with it. But it wasstill
more remarkable that after a piece
had produced an agreeable effect upon,
them, if it was incorrectly played,, their
passions were aroused to an uncontrollable
Dogs are affected by music, bnt It is
j difficult to determine whether agreeably
or otherwise. Many naturalists believe
it to be disagreeable to them, a fact that
is strongly supported by the fact that
if left to their liberty, they generally take
flight with howls as soon as the music
reaches their ears. In 1GG4, "Doggies
that dance the morrice" were mentioued
as acting in Ben Johnson's play of "Bur
T7> ? ? off Of u dnm.
] tllUIUIIlU W ruviICj OUU ovuu Hivv.1 M VVIM
pany of dancing dogs appeared at 9oiithwark
fair called the "Ball of little Dogd." :
The show bill said,: "You shall see one i
of them, named Marquis of Gaillerdain,
whose dexterity is not to be compared; he
dances with Mme. Poncctte. his mistress,
and the rest of their company, at the
sound of instruments, all of them observ- 1
ing so well the cadence that they amaze
everybody." At the close it declares
that they have danced before the queen, :
keeping perfect time to the music.
Cats are said to mew loudly on hearing <
the sounds of instruments. A noted
singer of Paris once had a cat possessed of ;
such an ability to detect a mu?i al im- i
perfection that she never sang a piece in ;
public until she had sung it to puss, con- <
fident that she would please an audience i
if her rendition was satisfactory to the i
The tiny mouse is charmed by the i
whistle of the Alpine herdsman, will i
abide in his hut ana come from its covert i
to listen to his song. An officer confined <
in the Bastile at Paris begged to be al- i
lowed to play on his flute, to soften his i
confinement by its harmonies. Shortly i
afterward, when playing on his instrument,
he was niucn astonished to see a i
number of mice frisking out of their ]
holes and. many spiders descending from ]
their webs and congregating round him, <
whi'e lie continued the music. When- j
ever he ceased they dispersed; whenever j
he played again they reappeared. He <
soon hud a far more numerous audience, <
amounting in all to about a hundred j
mice and spiders. In the "Magazine of i
Natural History" (1836) it is related how ]
the steward of a ship, by playing some 1
lively tunes on a flute, bagged twenty s
rats in about three hours. <
aT?nn<r rAntilfls. the lizard shows, per- s
haps tlie most remarkable susceptibily to i
musical influences, lying first on his back, 1
then on his side and anon on his stom- i
ach, as if desiring to expose every part 1
of his body to the effect of the sonorous i
fluid which is so delightful to him. He <
appears to be very refined in his taste, i
soft voices and plaintive aire being his
favorites, while hoarse singing and noisy J
music disgust him.
Birds are the true musicians of the an- |
imal kingdom. ( They have a genuine j
talent to learn and appreciate musical ,
notes and melodies. The mocking bird <
is able to imitate all the minor sounds (
of nature. In his superb rendering of ?
the song of the thrush he will pause to ]
mimic the bark of a dog, the crow- j
ing of a cock or the croaking of a wheel- (
barrow. A stranger in the South would j
suppose that a magnolia grove was alive j
with songsters, in which, in reality, was \
but a single mocking bird. The song of
the brown thrush, in the opinion of <
anrinKnri is linanm&ssed. exccot by the
mocking bird. It pours out its melody
without any regard whatever to tLe scientific
properties of music, and the result
is perfection.
Some fishes sing. A noted fishy vocalist
is found in the Anevent Scarus, which was
noted for the powers of its vocal organs.
Pliny embalmed it in verso as the king of
fishes, and Ovid and Ossian have also
sung its praise in song. Scleucus stated,
with all good faith, that it was the
only fish that ever slept, and yElian
bestowed upon it the honor of being
the best beloved by its fellows.
"Wonderful tales are told of its power
of intonatiou, and although it
was in great demand for the table, the
men were loth to take it in consequence
of the wails and moans it gave vent to
when captured. At other times, when
free, its voice rose from the sea clear as a
bell and ravishing in the sweetness of its
Mighty Big Roe.
In Johnstown the base hall grounds
are along the Oonemaugh river, and a
great many balls are lost by being batted
into the stream. During a rcccnt game i
an entire dozen of regulation balls were 1
thus lost. A stranger standing on the <
bridge near the company store had his <
curiosity excited by seeing a number of
spheres floating down stream, and asked
a citizen what they were. Not wishing .
to let local pride suffer, lie answered 1
nonchalantly: "Those? Oh, they arc J
only fish roe." The stranger departed
with an exalted idea of Cambria county
fish.?Pittsburgh Dixpatelu
The sale of roses in this country '
amounts to fully a million plants per
A great deal of talent is lost to the I
world for the want of a little courage,
Bent Time fd>fta'tfa6.
It fe test to bathe jiM before going to'
bed, 99.ys- the London Lancet, as any dan- ]
gcr of P itching cold is tfinifc avoided, and
the complexion is improved by keeping
warm for several hours aftsr leaving tha
bath. A couple of pounds of bran put
into a thini bag and then in the batb tub
is excellent for softening tEe skin. It
should be left; to soak in a small! quantity
of water several hoars before being used.
Sail a- Core- for Falling JTalr.
"I am very glad of the opportunity
given me by th?-query to thank "Note* '
and Queries' for tihe- recommendation oJ
djy salt as a cure for falling hair. My '
hair had come out frightfully for several
months, so that I dreaded touching: it
wills a brush. Thinking that salt could ;
do* no> harm, anywayr and remembering;
the benefit always derived from sea air j
amd bathing, I tried' itt,. andl was surprised'
at tilie result, for after thus* application*
?putting it on at night and brushing:
and. slaakinc: it out in: the- morning?not:
one hair came out withi the most vigoiv
ous- brushing. I have-used, itthree or four
times a? week since the'middle of Novem>bar;
flmdi notic-e a nercenfcible thickeninEr
of my hair and no-disagreeable resultswhatever.
The treatmonfcmight not be90>
beneficial to every one; oft course, but
I have- written this fully,, feeling that I
could hardly say too much; ini praise of
what has- been so suscessful. with myself.."?
Boston Tranteevpt:.
Kifimons in the Sick Room.
The lemon is a fruit much: used in the'
sick room,, and, many times,, unwisely.
Lemonade' being a very refreshing and>
agreeable-drink, is easily taken* in excessby
persons- suffering from fevers, a fact
which should not be forgotten. In typhoid
fever, for instance, its-immoderateuse
would be- attended! with danger, inducing,
as-it might, additional derangemeat
ia aa already inflamed intestinal
mucous- membrane. Ini all inflammatory
diseases of the stomach audi bowels
lemonade should oaly be givea
after the' attending physician has
sanctioned its- use. During the past few
years lemon juice- has become quite popular
in the management of diphtheria from
the supposed action on the membranous
deposit"ini the throat. There have also
been attributed to the juice marked virtues
in the functional derangement of the
liver, commonly called "bilious disorders.rr
Some persons so affected have
found benefit from its persistent use.
The symptoms of others, however,, have
been aggravated by it.?Boston Herald. *
To Allay Vomiting.
At this season of the year diseases oi
which persistent vomiting is one of tha
important symptoms are exceedingly
common. In summer complaint especially,
the stomach is often so excessively
irritable that everything taken excites
immediate vomiting. In such cases
prompt measures of relief are required.
The vomiting is then almost always attended
with great thirst, and, as a rule,
water or other drinks arc freely given by
those who have the patients in charge.
Where much is taken into the stomach,
even if it be simply water, the vomiting
is sure to persist. Therefore, the most
important thing to do is /to give that
organ opportunity to rest, for a time at
least. Nourishment should be entirely
dispensed with, if necessary, even for
twenty-four hours. Experience has
shown that such a privation is borne
well by infants even less than a year old,
1 - *. - ? *1
lllU 11 IS ucrimuiv UCUCi luau w vuutiaue
to give them food that is thrown
up again as often as it is taken. To reluce
the irritability of the stomach, and
to allay the thirst as well, ice pellets are
ldvised. If ice water is allowed at all, it
must be restricted to teaspoonful doses.
When it is proper to give nourishment,
milk and limewater in equal parts is tha
first to be given. That, also, should be
limited to teaspoonful doses. One teaspooful
may be given every fifteen or
:wenty minutes. If it is retained, the
interval between the doses may be 1
gradually shortened until such small
juantities can be safely allowed every
:wo or three minutes. Then the dose
nay be increased to a dessertspoonful at
:ong intervals, and, after a time, to a
lablespoonful, then to a wineglassful, and
jo on. By this method nearly all cases
)f vomiting due to irritability of the
itomach of recent origin can be allayed
in from twenty-four to forty-eight hours.
Under ail circumstances, even light food
is forbidden in such cases for at least
""? *1?-.i ii.:?i
;nrec Qfiys uiitjr iiie vunuuu^ nua tcaacu,
md even then it should be selected with
;xceeding care, and given in gradually
ncreasing quantitcs.?Boston Herald.
How Blood Oranges are Produced.
Strolling about the neighborhood of
;he Quincy market, writes a Boston correspondent
of the Iowa State Jtegsster,
nyattention was attracted by the sign:
"Blood Oranges, $7.50 a box," which
3ecorated the exterior of aa importer's
ihop. I had always supposed that the
alood oniugc was a freak of nature, to be
ound semi-occasionally like a yellow fire :
jracker in a pack of the Golden Dragona I
jrand; but this, it seems, was a mistake, J
tor the dealer assured me that the ruddy
fruit was a distinct variety. i
"It is artistically produced," he said, j
;<by grafting an ordinary orange tree
with the pomegranate. The result is an J
>range like any other, so far as flavor is
concerned, but with red juice that ia 1
risible through the skin. It brings a
lighcr price, because it is regarded as a
curiosity. The people of Sicily cultivate
it mostly. Yes, there are one or two queer
rinds of oranges'4! know of. The pine- i
ipple orange, which has something of the
linn.innle flavor, is tindinjr its way into !
;he market. Then there is the "naval j;
)rangc," grown extensively in southern |
California. It is considered particularly
itie, and sells at corresponding prices.
The most curious thing ubout it is the as;onishingly
accurate imitation of the hunan
umbilicus which ornaments the extremity
farthest from the stem. It is
rrom "this peculiarity that the variety j
:akes its name. The nural oranges, by
:he way, arc of the feminine gender, and j
nave no seed at all.
"I had a few" sweet lemons in stork the 1
jther day," added the dealer. "They 1
ire quite a rarity. People in this part of '
lie world have poor taste in tropical
fruit, anyway. They will always pay )
nore for a red banana than for a yellow !
>ne, though the former is considered an (
nferior fruit where both are grown. The
ime, too, is far more prized in tropical f
countries than the lemon, but northern- '
Anlir rrnrwl fnr ninlrlino
;rs miutv ii. ? vinj (
? ]
Ahorse notices where he is going, and
s oa the lookout for a linn foundation to .
jut his foot on. It is an instinct with
inn, therefore, to step over a prostrate <
nan. Injuries caused by a runaway horse (
ire nearly always inflicted by the animal '
knocking people down, and not by stepping
on them.
In ploughing and planting a quarter
iection of land near Bethany, 111., two ,
farmers killed 160 rattlesnakes, game Of I
:hem big fellows, 1
Slaking Liquor Selling Disgraceful,
The other day news came that the Missouri
Slasons were to enforce a rule excluding from
iheir order all saloon-keeper*. The action of
tUismost powerful of secrst societies, s?ple
mincing Enatoi toe ivJiignwor i^arxir ancv au
temperance societies, cannot but have a
mighty inflmnce in the right direction. Yrttt
cannot prevent nieu from sefiii^j liquor by
making,the act disgraceful. It is a fact that*
occupations the mest debased have always'
been vrtllingly followed if the pecuniary re
ward v?ere Large enough. But yotx can prevent
young-men from associating with tnose
upon wbom society has put its baa. When
you mak? liquor selling disgraceful, you
make the saloon even, leas respectable than it
is at present-as a1 place of resort.
What Killed! ilrtemtis Ward.
James Parton, in writing of "Artemua
Ward," gives the cau8e-o( his early death in
these words: ''Wherever belectured, whether
iai New England, California or London,
there was sure to>be a knot of young fellows
to-gather arourai him^ audi go home with him
toliis hotel, order supper,, and spend half the
nigjit in telling stories aiuii singing; songa.
"To any man this will be- fatal m tirrssj fcut
when the nightly carouse follows an evening's
performance before-aniauxliiience, and iff succeeded
by a journey the next day, the waste
of vitality is fearfully rapid. Five years of
suchia life finishedpeor Charlies Browne;
"He was not a deep'drinker: He was net a
mam of strong appetites: It was the nights
wasted in conviviality which, his system
needed for sleep that sent him to>his grave forty
years before his time.'.
"For' men of his'profession,. for all editors,
literary men, and artists,, there- is only ona
safety^? Teetotalisrru. He should have taken
the advice of a stage-driver on; the plains', to
whom he once offered! some whisky, and I
commend it strongly to' every young man:
i aon i arinK, i wont arinKiL ana. x uoa c jikb
to see anybody else drink. I'm of the opinion
of those mountains?keep' your top cooL
They've got snow and I've gpt bcaine; that's
ail.the difference.'"
POwderly'S- AdviiCft.
Terence V. Powderly,.Grand Master Workman
of the Knights of Labor,, in, a recent
speech at Lynn, Mass>, said:
"Had 1 10,000,000 tongues and a throat
for-each tongue, I would say to every man,
woman, and child here; tonight: Throw
strong drink aside as-you would an. ounce of
liquid hell. It sears the- conscience,, it destroys
everything it touches. It reaches into
the family circle and takes-the- wife- you had
sworni to. protect and drags- her down
from her purity to that bouse
from which, no. decent woman ever
goes- alive. It induces the father to
take the-furniture- from his bouse, exchange
it for money at the pawnshop and spend the
proceeds- in rum. It damns everything it
touches. I haive seen it in every city east of
the Mississippi river, and I know that the
most, damning curse to the laborer is that
which gurgles from the neck of the bottle.
I had! rather be at the head of an organization
1 /in AArt Unnnnf AAtHIAflf1.
"OVlIift, JLWfVW uuv, UVUCM, ?uum?
men than, at the bead of an organization of
12,000^000'drinkers, whether moderate or any
other kind. Every dime spent in the rumshop
furnishes- a paving stone for hell. In
one Pennsylvania county in a sing]* year
$17,000,000 was spent for liquor, and it was
estimated that i 11,000,000 of the amount
came from workingmen. In this county a
Knight of Labor assembly, the members of.
which added much to the rum traffic, seceded
from the order when asked for a certain
"Why She Reftised.
Yoo say you went to the party last night
and you saw Mrs. Smith, an old friend,whom
you had not seen since she and your sister
were at school together. You had a very
pleasant talk until supper, when you gave her
your arm and took her to supper. When
some one*came along with a few glasses of
wine on a waiter and offered her a glass, you
saw her shudder as she said "No! and you
wonder why Mrs. Smith, who didn't used to
be so particular about such things, not only
rpfusftd. hut shuddered when she said "No!
You cannot tell why! I can tell why. You
went on with your talk, and a little flirtation,
did you? I won't say you didn't. She was
very gay,and seemed very glad to forget herself,
did she? Very well, I am very glad that
you gave her that hour of the evening. lean
tell you where she went after the party was
over. ' She went home?the latent person
from the party. She was glad it was late,for
her husband bad not come home. She sat and
read for an hour and her husband did not
come. She wrote for an hour and her hus- ,
band did not come. She sat at the piano for
an hour but he did not come. At length, be- <
tween 3 and 4 o'clock,there was a noise at the (
door, and two policemen held him in their
arms. She knows them both well by this time.
It happens so often that she knows every policeman
on the beat. They bade her goodnight.
She had locked her child's room that
he might not abuse him. She took the abuse
-I--"' L: 1? 1 I
as llti lllUIg 111ILLM>11 UU UUO UCU. Uuc uiug^i i
off his neck-cloth and coat, and sat there un- I ,
til he should fall into a stupid sleep. She is
the woman who refused the glass of wine with
a shudder. You thought she was gay and
bright. I know her story because I am her
minister. They have a sort of skeleton in the
closet, which we are permitted to see and you
are not. And when we see that skeleton, do
you wonder that we sometimes say pretty
sharp things about moderate drinking, and
the temptations offered at parties??Bet?. E. i
E. Hale.
The License Train to Ruin.
"Licensed to make a strong man weak;
Licensed to lay a wise man low;
Licensed a wife's fine heart to break,
And make her children's tears to flow.
"Licensed to do their neighbor harm; ~
Licensed to foster hate and strife;
Licensed to nerve the robber's arm;
Licensed to whet the murderer's knife."
If not prevented by the no vote or the
intimidation of our customers by the temperance
people, we shall run our train to ruin
foi?? Tho rlnwn fro in lAAVAS
?l> XUiUVCU laiti AUU vtv > M v> ?
Ciderville at 6 a. m. ; Portertown at 7 a. m. ;
Beerville at 8 a. sl At this station two
Bxtra cars will be added to the train to
accommodate the 4 per cent, customers.
Through tickets to Gallowsville can be procured
on these cars by applying to the conductor
who wears the Jarge overcoat. Leave
Wineville at 9 a. m. This is the most popular
station on the road. The train stops
here for a short time to take on fuel. Leave
Brandy borough at 10 a. m. ; Whisky City at
M. This train is express from Whisky City
to Ruin Depot. The train stops however to
land passengers at Poorhouseville, Hospitaltown,
Prisonburg and Gallowsville.
We are sorry to state that the Sunday train
is being tampered with so much by the fanatics
that we cannot run regular trains on
N. B. -All baggage at the risk of the ownsr.
Widows and orphans are requested not
to trouble the directors with questions in reference
to persons or property lost, as they are 1
aot responsible for accidents or loss of propr
The directors and stockholders will hold &
errand juunee over me city elections, uu men
headquarters in Distilleryville, on the 25th.
All stockholder are earnestly requested to.be
present as business of great importance is to 1
be transacted in relation to the Yes vote in <
the couuty towns. We have got the citiesall'
right, but we must have the country towns !
ilso, or our stock will go down. Professor i
Wellington has adopted a plan for us to ac- ,
;ept which, if we accept* will aid us. very '
much anil that is this: We propose to get up j
some spurious ballots something like this:
"Shall licenses be not granted for the sale 1
>f intoxicating liquors in this town? JSo." ]
Second.?"Shall licenses be refused for the ,
?le of intoxicating liquors in this town?
Third.?"Shall licenses be withheld for the
>ale of intoxicating liquors iii this town/ 4
"Fourth.?Shall licenses be granted for
;hesaleof intoxicating liquovs in this State t
We want the no in bold letters and thatn
. ountry greenhorns, who know better than to
Irink ourpo'son Iiquors.or ride on our train to
ruin, will vote it ail right, and it wou't count,
md in this way we will get license.
Pei" order.
Wm. Wholesale, President.
James Retail, Vioe-President,.
The ostrich, whioh hides its head in th%
jand to escape a pursuer is? not more foolish 1
than themwi who takes tQ driuk to &-qwa
trouble/ ' i
. A Little While,
"What is this that He salth?
"It is but a little while,"
And trouble and pain and death
Shall vanish before His smile.
"A little while," and the load 1
Stall drop at the pilgrim1 s feet,
Whers the steep and thorny road
Dotb merge in the golden street.
But what is this tbat He saith?
"A littJb while," and the day
Of the servant that laboretb
Shall be done forever and ay a
fi^the truth that is yet wit old!
0 the song* that are yet unsung!
O the sufferings manifold, <
^Ehd the sorrows that have no tongue! 4
0 the helpless hands held out,
And the wayward feet that stray
In thscdesolate paths of doubt
And the sinner's Downward way!
For a silence soon will fall
On the lips that burn for speech,
' And the needy and poor that call
Will forever be out of reach.
"For the work that jvmuct do>
Before (die coming of-death
There remaiceth, 0 faithful few,
But a little -while," Hesaith.
The (Withering of the Safatr.
The circumstances of'the- family of tfr?
redeemed have' made it- impossible that
they should ever yet- be- assembled together
at their father's home; But mansions
are now being prepared for them;
and the time is - fixed when- there- shall
be a final gathering of all the children
of God. The hopo of this-gatheringriflmost
powerful in its- present influenceupon
their feelings-and'conduct. The
solemn appeal of > the Apoatio to- the
Thessalonians, "I. beseech you*, brethren,
by the coming of. our Lord Jesu?
Christ, and by ouvr gathering together
unto Him," shows that; whatever mistakes
were entertained-in connection with
the Lord's advent, this,at least, was well
unrtarafnnrl *n<1 rrrp^tlu rioo-ired "NVi*
can we wonder, forj- besides- more- general
reasons connccted.with the Lord's
glory and the salvation of the whole
family, there are some special reason*
which greatly tendi to< brighten, and
strengthen this blessed, hope Perfection
will characterize- that gathering.
The education of the saints will be perfected.
They are ati school in this pcea- ^
ent world, and have of tea hard and difficult
lessons to learn, the end and design
of which tbey cannot always see.
But while learning them they are unconsciously
gaining; knowledge and
experience and habits,, which fit them ,
t > glorify God in: the enjoyment of
their future inheritance;. The time appointed
of the Father will have to
come. They shall no> longer be under
tutors and governors-; their education
will be finished.. The character and
graces of the saints will be perfected.
Who ever saw a. perfect character on
earth, except in the person of our
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ? Abraham
gave way to unbelief, Moses to
passion, Job to impatience. Indeed, it
is a common remark that the most eminent
saints have failed in that particular,
for which, on the whole, they were
KVio m/\af ^iafinmnafiori TVia voo/la f\f
U4JV UVJU V41t)ViU^U?UUUM? AMV nvvwi V*
corruption in the heart stifle the graces
of the Spirit, and the climate of this
world does not favor their full development.
Bet then all will be perfect;
<svery saint will have- perfect joy, perfect
peace, perfect gentleness, perfect
goodness, perfect meekness. Who that
mourns over present imperfections does
not long for this- blessed period? Truly
may each then exclaim: "Let my
beloved come into his garden and
eat his pleasant fruits," Union
will characterize that gathering.
Then tiuly will the children of God that
are now scattered abroad be gathered
together in on*. There is union among
God's children now; but it is a__u_aion ?
which is not openly manifested, and
which seems often greatly interrupted.
But -when the saints are perfected, ana
the different members of the mystical
body fitted for tbeir respective place
are brought together, "the perfect
man" shall be exhibited, and all come
into the unity of the faith and of the
knowledge of the Son of God. Then
will the Saviour's prayer bo fulfilled;
"That they all may be one ; as Thou,
Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that
they also may be ono in
Us; that the world may believe
that Thou hast sent Me." It is well
to strive after the realization of thi?
prayer by all lawful and fitting means
even now. Tho nearer wc approach to
its realization the more wo shall glorify
God. But why should we bo surprised
that our eyes do not yet behold it? It
is the union in glory for which our Sar.
iour prays; evidently so from what our
Lord adds in tho next verse; "And thfl
glory which Thou gavest Me I have giren
them; that they may be one, even a*
We are one; I in them and Thou in Me,
that they may be made perfect in one.*
? [W. Cadman.
Only ninety-five years liavo passed
since the first English missionary went
uut to carry tho gospel to the heathen,
ind to day there are "Christian communities
more thau three million strong,
led by two thousand five hundred minsters
of their own spcech." In India
.l/^o CUTS A wrifflr in Tli* Qnnrtarlv
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3eviow, the last census showed ncarlj
wo million Christians.
Speaking of prohibition in Atlanta, Ga.,
!he Rev. VV. E. Tarpley, of that city, says:
'I know the law does prohibit. From what
[ can see by close observation in some of the
localities noted for drunkenness before prohibition,
I have reached the conclusion that
sther laws are as frequently violated as the
Law forbidding the sale of intoxicants. I
[irmly believe that nine-tenths of the liquor
ilrank in Atlanta is purchased outside the
city limits and outside the limits of the
For many years Atkinson, New Hampshire,
has been without a saloon, and for tea
years no money has beeu uwded for the
support of ite paupers.

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