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j KEY. DR. TALMAGE.
?THE BROOKLYN DIVINE'S 9UN
Subject: "Heavenly Congratulations."
I Text: "Likewise joy shall be in heaven,
over one sinner that repenteth, more than
over ninety and nine just persons who need
no repentance?Luke xv., 7.
A lost sheep I Nothing can be more thoroughly
lost. 1 look through the window of
? chcnhnrrf's house at ni?ht. The candles are
lighted. The shepherd has just placed his
.staff against the mantle. He has taken off
his coat, shaken out of it the dust and hung
it up. I see by the candle light that there
are neighbors who have come in. The
shepherd, fagged out with the long tramp,
site down on a bencb, and tbe wife and the
ohildreu and tbe neighbors say to him,
"Come, now, tell us how you found the poor
thing.'' "Well." be says, "this morning I
went out to the yard to look at the flock.
"No sooner had I looked over the
fence than I saw something wrong.
The fact was they did cot count right.
Ninety-five, ninety-six, ninety-seven,
ninety-eight, ninety-nine?only ninety-nine
McDonald, you know we had a hundred.
And ljwonder which one was gone, and I
began agaia, and I counted ninety-five,
ninety-six, ninety-seven, uinety-eight, ninety-niue.
W el). I whistled up the dogs, and*
I started on the fields and across the
bridges, and I tracked the moors, and I
leaped the gullies, bit no bleating of the
poor thing did I hear. I said to my3elf,
The lamb must havt fallen into a ditch,
or a pack of wolveJ from the mountain
must have torn it n pieces and sucked
its life out.' But 1 could not give it
up. You see it was a pet lamb. It
was that one with] the black spot
on the right shouter that used to
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come uuu lie* uiy uauu u j. ci uscu mo uuu,
and somehow I could ndt give it up. 80 I
went on and on and on Intil after awhile I
heard the dogs bark, aid I said, 'What's
that? Then I hasteoeJ to the top of the
hill, and I looked down aid there I saw the
poor lamb. It had faiWn into the ditch
and as I came where it tns and bent over
the ditch and stooped do*n to lift the poor
1 th.ng out, I wish you coijd have seea the
loving aud imploring am tender way it
looked at me. X lifted it lit, and it was all
covered with the slush amlr.he mud. It was
an awful thing to do, but 11 ifted it out, and
it was so lame and so weak It could not walk
alone, so I threw it ove)i my shoulder
and I started homeward, and the condition
of that lamb you may judge of from
the coat which l have just dvo*; up. cue 1
tramped ou and on until ft is safe in
the yard, poor thing! Thank God, thank
God!" Then the shepherd's wif?? spread
the table and brought out tbe best
fare that the cabin could afford,
and they sat up very late that night,
and they talked, and they laughed,and they
sang, and they ate, and tney drank,and they
danced, and told over and over again the
story of the lost sheep that was found.
With such tenderness and r.xsticity of
illustration does Christ represent the soul's
going off and the soul's coming back, when
He says, "Likewise there is joy in heaven
among th? angels of God over one sinner
that reDenteth. more than over ninety and
nine just persons that need no repentance."
To repent is to feel that you are bad, and to
be sorry about it, and to turn over a newleaf,
and to pray for forgiveness and help.
Just as soon as a man does that, they hear
right away of it in heaven.
There are no gossips in glory going
around' to chatter ana laugh when a man
fails, but there are many souls in glory who
are glad to run about and tell it when a man
is saved. Tbe news goes very quick from
gate to gate, and from north wail to south
wall, and from east wall to west wall, and in
three minutes every citizen of heaven has
heard of it, for "there is joy iin heaven
among the angels of God over i one sinner
' I can very easily understand how there
should be joy in heaven over a Pentecost
wi+.h fKwio t.KnuconH cnnlc cavA') in r*ia Hqtt
?no mystery about thai* I can understand
how there should be joy in heaven pver the
Parish ot Schotts, when four hun-lred souls
were saved under one sermon of Mr. [Livingston,
I can understand how there should be
joy in heaven over the great awakening in
the time of Harland Page, when ia one year
four hundred and seventy-three thousand
souls were brought to God in the United
States; lean understand very cosily how
there should be joy in heaven over five hundred
thousand souls converted in 1857, in
this country; but mark ycu, my text announces
there is joy in heaven among the
I angels of God over one, just one, sinner that
Soma cathedrals have one tower; some
cathedrals have two, three, four to^wers.
Did you ever hear them all ring at onde? I
am told tbat the bell in fche cathedral of St.
Paul rings only on rare occasions, for instance,
at the death or the birth of a king.
Have you seen a cathedral with four towers,
and have you heard them jill strike into one
great chime of gladness? Here is a man wbo
is moral. He is an example to a great many
professors of religion in some things; he
never did a mean thing in his life; ne pays
all his debts, and is a good citizen and a good
neighbor, but he says he is not a Christian.
Some day the Holy Spirit comes into his
heart and he see* tnat be cannot depend
upon his morality for salyation. He says:
"O Lord God I nave been depending upon
my good works; I find I am a sinner, and I
want Thy salvation. Lord, for Jesus's sake,
I have mercy on mef And God pardons
him, and immediately one of the tower* of
neaven strikes a silvery chime, for there
'are four towers to the heavenly temple.
; Here is a man who is bad; he knows he is
bad, and everybody else knows he is bad, but
' he is not an outcast^far from belne; an oatcast.
He moves in resectable circles. Gut
| one day, by the power "of the Holy Ghost,
\ he rouses up to see his sinfulness and he says:
v ' 0 Lord, have mercy! I am a wanderar.
' and without Thee I perish. Have mercy I"
i God hears him, and immediately two of the
y towers o: heaven strike a silver? chime.
But here is an outcast. Ho was picked op <
k last night out of the gutter and carried to t
the police station. He has been in the penitentiary
three times. He is covered and
soaked with loathsomeness and abomination.
Arousing from his debauch, he cries out:
'*'0 God, have mercy on me. Thou who
didgtpardon the penitent thief, hear me cry
for mercy." And the Lord listens and pardons,
and no sooner is the poor wretch pardoned
than three of the great towers ot
heaven strike up a silvery chime. But here
is a waif of the street. She passes under the
gaslight, and your soul shudders with a
great norror. no pity ior nor. no commiseration
As she passes down the street she hears a
song in a midnight mission, and she listens
to tnat song she hears:
AU tnnr come, whoever will.
This Man receives poor sinners still
She puts into that harbor, she kneels by the
roueh bench near th9 door; she says: "0
Lord! Thou who didst have mercy on Mary
Magdalen, take my blistered feet off the rad
hot pavement of hell." God says, "My
daughter, thy sins are forgiven thee; go in
peace." Now, all the four to war3 of heaven
strike a suvery cQlme, and they who pass
through the celestial streets say "What's
that? Why, the worst sinner must hare
been saved. Hear all the four towers ring
and ring and ring 1" "And there is joy in
heaven among toe angels of God over one
sinner that repenteth."
My subject impresses you, I think, with
the thought that it is possible for us to augment
the happiness of heaven. People thiok
that souls before the throne are a3 happy as
they can be. I deny it. Look at that mother
1 before the throne of God. When she died
she left her son in this world a vagabond.
That son repentad of his iniquities and came
to God. The report of that salvation has
reached heaven. Do you tell me that mother
before the throne of God has not her joy
richly augmented? Thero is ma ay a man in
this house to-day who oould go out with a
torch and kindle a ne^r bonfire of victory
on the hills of heaven. If you would this
day rep9nt and come to God, the news of
I your salvation would reacn heaven, and
then, hark! to the shout of the ransomed.
Your little child went away from you into
the good land. While she was here you
brought her all kinds of beautiful presents.
Sometimes you came home at nightfall
with your pockets full of gifts for her, and
[ no sooner did you put your night key into
the latch than she began at you, saying;
"Father, what have you brought me?" She
is now before the throne of God. Can you
bring har a gift to-day? You may. Coming
to Christ ana repenting of sin, the tidings
will go up to the throne of God and your
ohild will bear of it. Oh. what a gift for her
soul to-day I She will skip with new glad
ness oa the evarlastiag hills when she hears
My subject also impresses me with the
idea that heaven and earth are in close sympathy.
People talk of heaven as though it
were a great way off. They say it is hundreds
of thousands of mile3 before you
reach the first star, and then you go hundreds
of thousands of miles before you get
to toe second star, and then it is millions of
miles before you reach heaven. They say
heaven is the center of the universe and we
are on the rim of the universe. That is not
the idea of my text. I think the heart of
heaven beats very close to our world. We
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traverse those distances.
It used to be a long distance to San Francisco.
Many weeks and months were passed
before you could reach that city. Now it is
six or seven days. It used to be six weeks
before you could voy age from here to Liverpool.
Now you can go that distance is sir
or seven days. And so I measure the distance
between earth and heaven, and I find
it is only a flash. It is one instant here and
another instant there. It is very near today.
Do you not feel the breath of heaven
on your face? Christ says in one place it is
not twenty-four hours' distance, when He
says to the penitent thief, "This day, this
day, shalt thou be with Me in paradise." It
is not a day, it is not an hour, it is not a
minute, it is not a second.
Oh, how near heaven is to earth. By
oceanic cables you send a message. As it is
expensive to send a message, you compress
a great deal of meaning in a few words.
Sometimes in two words you can put vast
meaning. And it saems to me tnat the
angels of God who carry news from earth
to heaven need to take up this hour in re*
gard to your soul, only two words in order
to kindle with gladness all the redeemed
before the throne, onlv two words, "Father
saved." "mother saved." "son saved"
"daughter savod." And "there is joy 'in
hPAVAn am on? tho anirels of God over one
inner that repenteth."
My subject also impresses me with the
fact that the salvation of the soul is of vast
importance. If you should make $200,000
this year, do you suDpose that news would
be carried to heaven? It would not be of
enough importance or significance to be carried
heavenward. If at the next quadrennial
election you are made President of the
United States, do you suppose that news
would be carried to heaven? Do you suppose
that the news of a revolution in France
or Spain would be carried to heaven? These
things are not of enough importance, but
there is one item that is sure to be carried.
It is the salvation of your soul. It is your
repentance before God.
The flying hoofs of God's couriers clash
through the gates and tbe newj goe3 rrom
gate to mansion, and from mansion to temple,
and from temple to throne, and "there
is joy in heaven" among th9 angels of God
over one sinner forgiven. It must be of vast
importance to be of any moment in heaven,
your salvation in that land where gladnesses
ire the every day occurrence, in that land
where the common stones of the field are
jasper and emerald and chrysoprasos and
sarbuncle and sardonyx. And yet the news
of your salvation makes joy before the
throne of God.
Having found in my own experience that
this religion is a comfort and a joy, I stand
aere to commend it to you. In the days of
tnv infancy I was carried by Christian parents
to the house of God, and consecrated in
baptism to the Father, and the Son, and the
Holy Ghost; but that did not save me. In
after time I was taught to kneel at the
Christian family altar with father and
mother and brothers and sisters, the most of
I them now in glory; but that did not save
In after time I lead Doddridge's "Kiss
and Progress" and Baxter's "Call to the
Unconverted," and all the religious book9
sround my father's household, but that did
Dot save me. But one day the voice of
Christ came into my heart saying, "Repent,
repent* believe, believe," and I accepted the
offer of mercy, and though no douot there
was joy in heaven over the conversion of
other souls because of their far-reaching influence,
I verily believe when I gave my
heart to God there were some spirits in
heaven the gladder for the deed. . "There is
joy in heaven among the angels of God over
one sinner that repenteth." Turn this day to
the Lord who bought you. Let this whole
audience surrender themselves to Jesus
Christ, jf for ten, twenty, fifty years you
have not prayed, begin now to pray.
"Oh," you say, "I can't pray." Can you
not say, "God be merciful to me, a sinner?'
"No," you say, "I can't say that." Then
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"No,'' you say, "I can't look up.'' Can you
not give some signal like that which was
given by the lad iu the hospital? He was
sick and suffering and dying, and wanted
speedily to go away from all suffering and
pain, and ho said to his comrades in the hospital,
"It is strange to me that Jesus doesn't
tee me when He goes through here nights
and takes othere to Himself. He goes
through here and He doesn't see me. 1 must
be asleep and He doesn't know I want to go.
"Now, I tell you how Til arrange it. I'll
go to sleep with my hands up, and then
when Jesus comes through the hospital by
night He will see my hand lifted, and He
will know that I want to go with Him." So
it was done. For that night Jeeus went
through the hospital and took the suffering
lad, and the next morning the nurse passing
through the wards of the hospital saw a dead
hand fitted braced on one side against the
pillow, and the left hand holding the elbow
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and answered it. Oh, sick soul, wounded
soul, dying soul, canst thou not give some
signal? Wlit thou not lift one hand or one
prayer? God grant that this day there may
be joy in heaven among the an&els ot God
ever your noul forgiven 1
New Jersey has a million and a
half dwellers, and is one of the
wealthiest of American States. It is
all the more surprising then that the
cause of popular education languishes
in this part of the Republic. According
to the census given out the
nt.her dav there are 430.279 childreD
of school age, of whom 137,814, or
more than a third of the total, are
not enrolled in any educational institution.
In comparing the illiteracy
of the country, the South is singled
out as derelict in educating its young,
but here is a proud Northern State
with more wealth than any composing
the Southern group of commonwealths,
that is allowing a vast number
of its children to grow up without
schooling of any kind. In this age
of enlightment it is nothing less than
crime for any State to allow a considerable
part of her population to grow
up in ignorance when education can
be so easily obtained. The injury
inhicted through the ignoramus policy
falls hardest upon the most deserving
'?ihe honest wage-earners. Their
(Children of all others should not be
deprived of the benefits of an education.
To deny that handicaps them
iin the race for preferment in all the
aivenues open to the industrious and
ambitious, and detracts materially
fi-om the happiness of life in a number
of ways. New Jersey owes it to
vi.-nsvl# fVi/iuo twVin nponlp V?f?r appna
ilVlSClX, tUUOVy M? v^w
aid to the nation that she pass such
laWs as will prevent every third person
within her borders from becoming
a aunce as well as a reproach to American
More than 300 Baltimore girls
have abandoned corsets as injurious
to tboth health and beauty. The Balmoie
girls may yet convince their
sisFars everywhere that what is beautil
Min art is beautiful in life. The
VuBa de Medici statue has not a
tajBwaist and it is the highest and
befj^^ype of female beauty that art
ha& dPren the world.
Joter L. Sullivan has signed the
pledgje again. His autographs at the
foot ipf temperance pledges are only
exceeded In number by his 9Drees.
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INTERNATIONAL LESSON FOR
Lesson Text: "Promise of a New
Heart," Kzekiel mvi., 25-38?
Golden Text: Ezekiel xxxvl.,
25. "Then will I^sprinkle clean water upon
you, auu yv suau uo uieau, num an your
filthiness, and from all your idols, will I
cleanse you." Six lessons in Isaiah, four in
Jeremiah and one in Ezekiel give U3 but the
merest glance at the 186 chapters of those
three books, and yet the teaching of these
lessons is in perfect accord with all prophecy.
The words of this verse refer primarily to
the yet future cleansing of the nation of Israel
(verses 23-24; Jer. xxxiii., 7, 8), and yet
may apply in a sense to every true believer.
26. "A new heart also will 1 give you, and
a new spirit will I put within you." The
seat of all our difficulties being within us,
there must be a change there before anything
can be right.
27. "And I will put My Spirit within you,
and cause you to walk in My statutes." The
same spirit who spake and wrought in
Christ, and in prophets and apostles, God
iri 11 rrixTQ tn Tern o I nnrl triVAQ Tinw trt avartr
believer. Our part is to welcome Him, and
surrender to Him our whole being and He
will do the rest. (John xiv.. 16, 17, 26; xv.,
26: xvi., 13.)
28. "And ye shall dwell in the land that I
gave to your fathers; and ye shall be My
people and 1 will be your God." There is
no way of applying the first part of this
verse to the church or to bslievers now; it
is peculiarly and only for Israel in the
future. The church has no special land, her
inheritance is heavenly, the New Jerusalem,
from which she shall reign with Christ over
the whole earth. The last part ot the verse
may be spiritually applied to the church.
See II Cor. vi., 16-18.
29. "I will also save you from all your
uncleannesses; and lay no famine upon you."
No good thing will He withold from them
that walk uprightly (Ps., lxxxiv., 11), anl
while Jesus, by His great work of atonement.
saves from the wrath to come. He also
saves by His present power and by His word
and Spirit in us, from daily sins (Math. i.,
21; Rom. v., 10; Judge xxiv., R. V.).
30. "And 1 will multiply the fruit of the
tree, that ye shall receive no more reproach
among the heathen." Peculiarly for Israel,
and jet when a believer is seen longing for
and enjoying the things of this world that
are not of God (I John ii.. 1517), then it is
as if he said, "Jesus cannot satisfy me; I
must have the world too," and thus the manifest
famine in such'a soul is a reproach to
31. "Then shall ye remember, and shall
loathe yourselves in your own sight for your
iniquities." The Lord will pour upon them
the spirit of grace and of supplications, and
there shall be true repentance when they see
their long reiected Kjn? (Zech. xiL, 10). The
sight of the King in His glory always causes
loathing of self (Isa. vi., 5; Job xiii., 5, 6;
Dan. x.. 8). Pride or self esteem is a proof
that we have not seen Jesus.
06. llUb&UA J'UUi UUl LUIS, B?Uta LLia
Lord God, be it known unto you." Israel
was not in the first place chosen for any
good that was in them, but all was done for
them because of God's promises to Abraham
and to David (Deut. ix., 5, 6, 24; I King xi.,
32, 34; Mic. vii., 20;. Jesus of Nazareth is a
Son of Da^id,Son of Abraham, the promised
seed (Math i., I; Gal. iii., 16), and all who are
in Him have all things made sure to them
for His sake (Gal. iii., 29).
33. ''Thus saith the Lord God, I will also
cause you to dwell in the cities and the
wastes shall be builded." Compare Zech.
viii., 7, 8. Cleansing first and then restoration?this
is always the order. If you have
lost fellowship with God through sin, the sin
most be confessed and forgiven before the
communion can be restored.
34. "And the desolate land shall be tilled,
whereas it lav desolate in the sieht of all
that passed by." Its desolateness was reproach
to God, and a constant advertisement
of Israel's sin. as believers,
glorify God only when we bear much fruit
(John xv., 8). If our lives are selfish and
self indulgent we are then like Israel in her
rebellion and sinfulness. (Hos. x.,1,2; xi.,7.)
35. "And they shall say, Th s land that
was desolate is become like the garden of
Eden." That will cause people to praise the
God of Israel, and thus other nations will be
drawn to God, even as the Queen of Sheba
was drawn to Jerusalem by the fame of
36. "Then the heathen that are left around
about you shall know that I, the Lord, build
the ruined places. I, the Lord, have spoken
and I will do .it." Multitudes out of the
nations shall perish in the judgments pre
ceding Israel's national conversion, or in
connection therewith, but some shall be left,
and these shall go up to Jerusalem from year
to year to worship the King, the Lord of
Hosts (Zech. xiv., 16). The hand of the
Lord shall be so manifest that all shall
37. "Thus saith the Lord God, I will yet
lor cms os inquired 01 07 cue tiouse ui israei
to do it for mem." He will prepare their
hearts to pray for the blessing He is about
to give. This is His way. While He is ever
ready to give every good thing, He will
have us feel our need and ask Him. When
we are specially led therefore to pray for anF
thing or lor any one, we may sately conclude
that the spirit is leading us to ask for
that which He is ready to give us.
38. "As the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn
feasts, so shall the waste cities be filled
with flocks or men, and they shall know that
I am the Lord.'' Or, aocording to Zech. i.,
17, "My cades through prosperity shall yet
bespread abroad; and the Lord shall yet
comfort ZioD, and shall yet choose Jerusalem."
And Zech. ii., 4, "Jerusalem shall
be inhabited as towns without walls for
the multitude of men and cattle therein."
These days are already dawning, and
tlie full accomplishment must be near. Oh,
believer, make full surrender to and have
perfect trust in the Lord, that He may make
the most of you this little while, and make
Himself known through you. One of the
clearest evidences that Israel will soon be restored
to her own land is that the restoration
has already begun, and even now the
population of Jerusalem has overflown the
walls of the city, and numerous buildings
are being erected on the very lines men
tioned in Jer. xxxi., 38-40. Jesus said that
."Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the
Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles be
fulfilled" (Luke ixi., 24). When a city is
visibly being built up and about to become
a railroad center, it cannot well bo said to
be trodden down any longer We there
fore know without a doubt that the times
ot the Gentiles are about fulfilled, Israel's
redemption is near (though the tribulation
must first come), and the elect church must
be well nigh completed. Let us be consumed
with zeal to bring in the remaining
few and hasten the kingdom.?Lesson
A new cure for Inebriety Is annonuced,
although its nature is not
made known. Its owner ha9 confidence
enough in it to undertake the
founding of a great institution at
Washington, evidently believing that
he will find more patients there than
anywhere else. The remedy is a liquid,
like the Keeley cure, but is said
to resemble the latter in no other particular.
If institutions for destroying
the uproarious taste which leads
to painting towns red are to spring
up like this at every center of population,
determined topers will have
to migrate to some kindlier scene
where one may drink until he sees
snakes in hisr boots without having
any other remedy otrerea mm Dnan "a
hair of the dog which bit him."
Philadelphia women have met
and resolved that the nude shall be
rigidly excluded from the approaching
exhibitioi at the Academy of
Fine Arts unless it be in the form of
portraits of ladies of the highest
fashion attired for the opera.
jceTr rx>TK acnooiteMiitn.
New York City employs 3,543 public
schoolteachers. .. ,
I am home in Heaven, dear ones,
un so nappy, anu so ungm:
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief are over;
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever.
Safely Homo in Heaven at last!
Did you wonder I so camly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Ah! but Jesus' love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.
And he came himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus' arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?
Then you must not grieve so sorely
For I love you dearly still;
in l/'/ 1V/UIW UCJ UtIU CU1 VU 9 ouauvnof
fray to trust our Father's will.
There is a work still waiting for you
So you must not idly stand;
Do it'now while life femaineth?
t You shall rest in Jesus' laud.
When tbat work is all completed,
He will gently call you home:
Ob, the rapture of that meeting:
Oh, the joy to see you come!
? [Chariotte Murray
KIGHT 18 MIGHT.
As sure as God iivetb, as the Holy one of
Israel is the Lord of Hosts, the Almighty,
right is might, and ever was and ever shall
be so. Holiness is might; meekness is might;
!>atience is might; humility is might; faith
s might; love is might; every gift of the
spirit is might. The cross was two pieces of
dead wood, and a helpless unresisting man
was nailed to it; yet it was mightier than the
world, and triumphed, and will triumnh
over it. Heaven and earth shall pass away,
but no pure holy deed, or word, or thought.
On the other hand, might, that which the
sOiilrJrnn nf nnrf-h <y?ll an t.he Htrmiflr willH.
the earthquake, the fire perishes through its
own violence, self-exhausted and self-consumed.
RESOLUTIONS OF I.AVATEH.
I will never, either in the morning or
evening, proceed to any buRineas, until I
have first retired, atleastfor a few moments,
to a private place, and Implored God for his
assistance anu his blesping.
I will neither do nor undertake anything
which I would abstain from doing if Jesus
Cnrist were standing visibly before me, nor
?nvthinor ftf nrhiph T t>lilllr l't. i.O tlOHsihlfi I
shall repent in the uncertain hour of my certain
I will, with the divine aid, accustom myself
to do everything, without exception, in
the name of Jesus Christ, and as his disciple;
to sigh to God continually for the Holy
Ghost; aud to preierve myself in a constant
disposition for prayer.
Every day snali be distinguished by at
least one particular wish of love.
TIM T r !lt T,-?*r tn CJa/1 fVio(
n uctcTci x f;uji mu utsv pn?? w *-?
I may commit no sin there, but be the cause
of some good.
I will never lay mc down to sleep without
prayer; nor, when I am in health, sleep, at
most, longer than eight hours.
I will every evening examine my conduct
through the'dayby these rules, and faithfully
note down in my journal, how often I
oftelid against them.
0 God! Thou secst what I have here
written. May 1 be able to read these my
rcsumuuns evtjj.y uimum^ nnu omwi??j,
and every evening with joy and the cicar
approbation of my conscience.
THE SABBATH A KETEND.
1. To Education.?Compare countries with
and without the Sabbath, Its ministrations
powerfully quicken and invigorate the
human intellect, while a vast amount of
knowledge is accumui&tcd.
2. To Government.?Wbere are honored
Sabbaths and despotism co-existent? It
sbowH tbe nature of human rights?adapts
laws to the actual wants and circumstancea
ot raen?creates a conscience that sustains
laws and qualifies men to make as well as to
3. To Health.?By promoting clcanlincss.
by furnishing needful rest for the body and
mind, by promoting cheerfulness and elasticity
of spirits through its power to produce
a peaceful conscience and by ifs sublime in
alienee over idk uaieiui |msau>j;n ui uucu.
4. To Good Morals.?By keeping iu si^ht
tbe character of God,by uufolding the claims
of his holy law, by creating a distaste for
unlawful "pleasures, a public sentiment that
frowns upon immorality, and through that
sentiment cniuiirig wise" and effectual Jaws
for the suppression of vice and crime.
5. To Piety.?By causing a right view of
God to prevail. by constantly pouring on
men's minds those grcat elements of piety,
the divine truths of Revelation, by thus
generating al! right afTectious towardH God
and man. by shadowing forth and pointing
men to the Sabbath of heaven.
Therefore, the Sabbath is the friend of tbe
nation, the family, everybody's friend, and
never fails to repay true and devoted friend
ship for it with the most precious blessings
for time and eternity.
signs that wk auk in cnltiST.
1. A sense of personal sinfulness and ill
desert, connected with a view of the all
sufficiency of Christ and the Atonement.
The prodigal affords an illustration of this.?
After he came to himseir, ne tnougnt 01 me
kindness of hie father, and the abundant
supplies of his house, which led him to return
and acknowledge his guilt.?His feelings
were such that the father at once accepted
him will) the assurance of pardon.
2. A neni?e of our tin worthiness, connected
with a sense of Christ's infinite worthiness.
?The centurion who felt hi9 unwortbiness
that Christ should come under his roof, had
great faith in the Saviour, and thus afforded
good evidence that lie was a child of God.
3. A serse of personal weakness, connected
with a view of Christ's infinite
strength. See tbis illustrated in the case of
the Syro-Pboonician woman who begged
mercy for herself and daughter.
4. A mind and determination to walk in
all the commands and ordinances of the
Lord.?"Whoso keepeth his word, in him
verily is the love of God perfected; berebv
know we that we are in him."
5. Consciuus pleasure in performing
Christian duties "I delight to do thy will, O
my God; yea, ll?v law is within my heart."
t>. Warm and peculiar alFeetion for God's
people. This affection must arise, not from
their natural aimiubloness of character and
?? ? *^?jAnol ta vnr whlrh
i wiu u p.i.^vitai *W(W? ?tmiv?
they have done us,?hut from a discovered
resemblance which Christians bear to their
.heavenly Father. "Bv this we know that
, we have passed from Hcat.li unto life because
we love - lie brethren."
1 7. A disposition to run to Christ often,
and especially in seasons of trial and afllietion.?"Lord,
to whom shall we go? thou
hast the word* of eternal lite." "What time
< 1 am afraid, 1 will trust in thee." "'Is any
attliited? let hiui pray.
8. A mind much occupied wtih thoughts
of Christ?his character and works?his example
9. Care ulness and watchfulness against
sin, and disobedience to God, and rebellion
against bis government. A watchfulness
against it, in thought, word and deed.
10. Thoughts muca on heaven, as the.
. place where God manifests his g^ory, aud
imparts perfect happiness to the good.
11. A steady, onward course in all religious
duties. A "patient continuance in welldoing,
seeking for glory, and honor, aud immortality."
12. Meekness unaer. injuries anu auuses.?
"Charity suffereth long, and is kind; beareth
all things; endureth all things; never
failetb."?[N. y. Observer.
there are two remarkable things
about the death of the late Khedive
of Egypt. One is that he died in his
bed and is not suspected of having
been murdered or committed suicide.
The other is that his death is deeply
mourned by the poor peasantry of
Man would be very wise if they
could Just learn as much as their
boys think they could teach them.
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THE QUALITY OK HAT.
1 Out "West the experience of farmers
with wild, uncultivated grasses haa impressed
them with the difference that
exists in quality of hay. But cultivation
is not the oniy course of difference. A
soil rich and dry produces a better quality
of hay, even though the nominal
variety be the same, than a soil poor,'
thin or filled with stagnant water. The
best grasses will not live where they
have wet feet most of the year. As
they disappear the wild grasses of poorer
quality take their places.?Boston Cultivator.
Out of the barnyard are the issues of
crops. poem isrmers cave no Darnyards,
and they are the ones who complain
of hard times. The no barnyard
system of farming will answer only in 1
those places where the soil is still rich 1
with the virgin fertility, and they are '
getting, like the bison, to be a rare
thing in this country. Save the manure.
Waste your swill, and let the apples de- '
cay upon the ground, if you will, but
save the manure. Let us look into a 1
man's barnyard in wiuter, and there will 1
be no trouble in determing about the :
size and fullness of the granary, and '
how the daily table is supplied with '
food. Build the whole farm upon the
barnyard. ?American Agriculturist.
KILLING 8AESAKRA.3 BUSHES.
Sassafras sprouts are often very trouble- j
some, for their root9 are not easily de- (
stoyed because they go down bejond (
the reach of the plow or grubbing hoe. ,
Cutting off or grubbing up should al- .
way8 be done in the summer when the j
bushes are in full leaf and have nearly |
completed the season's growth. If cut ,
off a little below the surface of the j
ground in summer the operation severely j
checks the vitality of the roots and frequently
kills them. But spring or fall
cutting and grubbing only tends to increase
the number of buds and sprouts,
just as a good pruning will insure a more c
vigorous growth of old fruit trees. Cut
down the sassafras bushes .close to or <
just under the surface of the ground during
the month of August, and then, if (
salt is cheap?with you?throw a hand- i
ful on the stump of each bush as cut off.
Yon may have to repeat the cutting ot ,
the bushes and sprouts the following j
year or even longer, but if persistent you
will succeed in killing out tho plants.
Where there are old trees in the neigh- j
borhood the birds will eit the berries in
the fall and drop the seeds in your field
and elsewhere, and in this way sassafras ]
is often distributed over wide areas of <
_ -VT "XT 1_ a..?
country.?x^ew xur& oua.
HOW DEEP SHOULD THE PLOWING BE? I
As a rale the l&Dd should be plowed 1
as deep as it is fertile and the plow can *
be made to go. It is thought by some
that plants that are what is called shal- ;
low-rooted, as oats, barley and wheat, ;
do not need deep plowing, but this is f
not at all a necessity for them. For the I
least deep-rooted plant sends its roots
down as far as food may be found, and ,
the deeper the soil the more the food is ]
increased. The roots of wheat have been i
found eighteen inches below the surface, ,
and ^corn roots go down two or
three feet, and yet some farmers think ]
this plant does not need deep plowing.
Good practice consists in fertilising the |
land as deeply as possible, and to do this ^
the plowing should be a little deeper
than the manure goes. But it is not
advisable to put the plow any deeper at 1
any time than it is possible to manure :
the land. And as a deep rich soil should
be the aim of every farmer it 9hould be
a rule to plow a little deeper every year
. until there is a full foot of fertile soil
for the plow to work in. Nor is it necessary
to obtain this to plow that depth
every year; once in a rotation is enough,
as the soil will not become compact in
the intervals between the crops. To get
down to this depth, subsoiliug will be
required, and this should be done before
the grass seeding. The whole of the
soil does not need to be turned, but the
bottom only broken up and loosened.?
SPRAYING IN HORTICULTURE.
Spraying to destroy injurious insects
and *.gi has now comc to be a necessity
in fruit growing and vegetable gardening.
Much of its success, however,
depends upon the operator. On this subject
the Horticulturist of the Cornell
(N. Y.) station recommends, above all
things, to be ready and begin to spray
the moment the first injury is seen or ,
even before. Study the question during ,
winter and buy the materials before ,
spring opens. Always use the finest and
most forcible spray which will reach the .
_ There are two leading insecticides? 1
the arsenites and kerosene emulsion. The
arsenites are Paris green and London
purple. One pound to 200 gallons of
water is a good proportion for apples, ?
nftftrs. notatoes. etc.; one pound of Paris |?
green to 300 or 350 gallons of water
shouid be used on peaches. Says the 1
same authority, never use London purple 1
alone on peaches. For apple worm, be- 1
p;in to spray just as soon as the blossoms '
Kerosene emulsion is the weapoa to i
use against all kinds of plant lice out of <
doors. The formula given is: Soft soap,
one quart; kerosene, one pint; hot water, (
two quarts. Churn the materials by t
pumping back into the pail 1'or several j
minutes. Dilute two or three times. i
There are two leading fupgicides? ;
ammoniacal carbonate of copper and i
Bordeaux mixture. For Bordeaux mix- 1
ture use six pounds sulphate copper, i
four pounds lime, twenty-two gallons
;water. The only successful combination ,
of insecticides and fungicides yet found .
is made of the arsenites and Bordeaux I
mixture. When arsenites and ammoni- (
* ' " rtArtikinorl i
acal carbonate 01 uuppci mc wuuiuiu ^
the foliage is usually seriously injured. ;
?New York World.
A STUDY OF PUMPKINS.
The puDipkin was found here by the
early settler*, cultivated by the Indians,
among corn, as now. It is of a tropical
origin, and flourishes best in sunshine,
as ia shown by the finest specimens grow
ing around the edges of the field. When
planting alone on rich soil, to which a
little phosphate has been added, enormous
crop3 may be obtained. A curious
fact in its history is the presence of
its now useless tendrils, proving that in
its native haunts the pumpkin vine was
more aspiring in its'habits of growth.
This vine is so prolific and its fruit so
immense with little attention that there
has been no necessity of improving the
original "pie pumpkin;" indeed, it ia
good enough for most people after having
been manipulated by a dainty cook.
Many of the pumpkins grown are not of
this variety,being either worthless crosses
with squashes, which have little or
? on/1 A*a <^an?amna
LIU iUUU YOlUO auu qio uau^oivua ?v?
3tock on account of their homey rinds,
or the variety with shiny, bright orangecolored
The latter are greatly inferior to the
pie variety, in not having as thick, fine
grained, well flavored flesh, and in not
being as good keepers. The pie variety
may always be recognized by its dull
jaLjon-yellow rind with a bloom. The
pumpkin mixes readily with the squash,
producing useless mongrels, hence seeds
af both grown in the same patch are
worthless. Man; dairymen think highly
Df pumpkins as food for milch cows. Fed
immediately after milking they do not
impart a flavor to the milk, are thought
to impress its color and to increase the
low. There is a longstanding prejudice
against feeding the seeds to milch
:ows, but it is doubtful if they do harm;
they may have been contoundod with
watermelon seeds in their effect, which
is diuretic; however, the matter has nqt
been sufficiently investigated. The pie
oumnkin will keep into January if care
fully handled and stored in a dry, cool,
frostproof place.?New York Tribune.
FARM AND GARDEN NOTES.
A perfect apple should be of medium
tize, not large.
The principal needs in melon culture
ire a rich, light soil and pure seeds.
Be careful in handling young fruit
:rees to see that I he roots are not exposed
? either sun or wind.
The Frederick Clap, of comparatively
recent introduction, is a promising pear
:hat ripens in October.
The Windsor cherry, one of the beat
imong the newer varieties, ripens late,
rhe fruit is large, black and firm.
Haw meat rubbed on the trunk of
^oung trees is better than poison, because
it prevents the rabbit's first nibble.
In pruning small orchards the thumb
ind finger were declared to be the very
best implements that can be used at
she California State Horticultural So*
Does your plow need a new handle,
pour hay-rake a new tooth? May be
fou need a plank or scanting drag, or
some gates. "In time of peace prepare
It will be a great saving of labor to
spread manure as it is hauled on the
and where it is to be used. Thore will
ue no loss in quantity or quality of the
Many towns are now paying more
money for poor roads than good ones
lost, simply because they don't understand
how to build right and don't realize
what a tax poor roads are.
Mr. Powell savs that stable manure.
supplemented with wood ashes or some
fertilizer containing a good percentage of
phosphoric acid and potash, is the obst
fertilizer for apple orchards and most
Some asparagus growers claims that aa
improvement of fllty per cent, can be
made in the asparagus bed by selecting
two-year-old plants that bear no seed.
These are males, and - the shoots from
them will be earlier and larger.
The Rural New Yorker says: We believe
the grape grower who would put
up eight-pound boxes of grapes of assorted
varieties, red, white and purple,
would find the experiment pay. Will
some ot our growers try it and report?
It has not been found to pay the cost to
cook food for pigs. When mangles are
used, and pulped, the grain should be
ground and mixed with the roots. Or
the roots may be fed whole by themselves,
and the whole grain separately.
Wood ashes are excellent to use in the
orchard, but should not be heaped around
the trunk of the tree, as trees have been
known to be killed in that way; they
should be evenly distributed over the
soil under which lie the roots of tfce
A nurseryman says that he prevents
borers by bottling one gallon of soap and
iddiog to it one teaspooaful of turpen:ino.
This is mixed with water until
;bin. He thea takes a brush and paints
:he body of the tree with, the solution
ibout March before the foliage begins to
There are no disadvantages to be citcd
igainst obtaining seeds, trees, etc., from
points considerably north of where the
planting is done. We are not so certain
:hat the reserve of this rule, iu going to???'?
* *>?? omifttor for 'r>lantincr stocks.
n,?'uo ?1 ? r
s equally true, says the American
Now comes a fruit grower that says
:hat the apples from trees that were
:reated to a good supply of wood ashes
n the spring will Keep good throughout
:he winter, while from trees where no
._!?- ?...?d fi>o fruit rnta badlv. This
ibUCa WCIC UOCU huv ?* m
3 a disputed point, and it is very doubtful
it the ashes have anything to do with
:he keeping qualities of the fruit.
A calf with three teats only cannot be
is good a dairy animal as one fully supplied
with these indispeusible organs.
The udder has four distinct parts, to
iach of which the teat is indispeusible ai
the outlet for the milk. If the udder is
in this normal condition the absence of
the teat would certainly cause mischief
when the calf becomes a cow, for the
milk must have an outlet or there will
be trouble. It would hardly be desirable
to rear such an animal far the dairy.
A New Decorative Plant.
A beautiful plant, splendidly adapted
for the decoration of the drawing-room.
and halls, as it stands drought and dust
with impunity, is the sanseviera. It Si
grown extensively in Cuba and many
parts of the West and East ladies. The
leaves, as shown in the cut, grow to a
length of three to four feet" and are
beautifully striped crosswise with broad
wane variegHbiuua uu a uotil grem
It is a rare and beautiful plant, which
should be abundantly grown for positions
out of the reach of sunlight, where
other plants will not thrive. When you
consider th%t it may be placed iu any
position in any room and do well, its
great usefulness is &n once appearent. It
has a singular beauty for decorative purposes
which other plants do not possess,
and it is useful both winter and sum- V'pl
Though grown mainly for the beauty A
of its foliage, it is by no means an inslgnificani
flowering plant. It blooms -.. t
usually during May and June, sending
up great plume-like spikes a foot or more
in length. The flowers are numerous
and composed of long narrow petals,
which recurve gracefully and are of a
creamy white color. ;
It is difficult to flnd a more unique or
ornamental plant than this, especially > / r.
when it is in bloom. For rases or baskets
it mukes a fine centre-piece, and it
grows splendidly out of door3 during
thrt anmmflp mnnt'ns.?NflW York World.
California's English TFalanta.
The large profit there is ia the English /'
walnut crop in Southern California year
after year is becoming better known,and
there has never been so much interest in
the growing of these nuts as this season.
The fact that eleven ranchmen over in the
Down ey( and Rivera locality have again
this year cleared from $300 to $35 U aa
acre on English walnuts is attracting
attention, it seems taut, mejr uuve uvu
got less than $300 an acre for the crop in
eight or nine years, and so great is the
demand for their crop that they aro solicited
to contract to sell the walnut*
even three or four months before the
harvest. The English walnui crop of
California amounts to a million and s
half pounds annuully, and it is increasing
very rapidly. This crop represents &
total income to the growers of about
$170,000.?Pomona (Cal.) Progress.
The Latest in Ladies' Hair Dressing.
The tendency at present is for wavy
hair. Fringes are unquestionably growing
smaller, and those worn quite pointed.
over the forehead are the kind affected
by ladies who want the correct style and
who have high foreheads and long, slim
faces. The coiffure shown in theaccom
COIFFURE WITH POINTED FRINGE.
panying illustration gives a very stylish
arrangement of the back hair acd also
of the pointed fringe. Not only is the
fringe pointed, but the coil at the back
forms a slightly pointed crown which
gives height to the wearer.
If, however, you have a low forehead
- - ' ?^ l
I and round face, ana want to uv m mo
very latest fashion, you must part your
hair in the middle. Do not make a pronounced
parting, and do not try to do
away entirely with your fringe. Wear
your hair waved on both sides and wear
a very slight fr'nge. It is almost impossible
to wear a parting if one's hair is
thick on the temples. The Grecian style
seems to have almost worn itself out.
There are adaptations of it, however, still
At some of the recent wedding*, ia
place of the conventional flat wreath of
orange blossoms for brides, tiaras ofmixed
white flowers have been worn,
which are lighter aud vastly more becoming.
They are almost the same shape
as diamond tiaras, the flowers being
made to stand by wire.?Mail and Express.
How to Keep Your Friends.
Souie one asked a great writer how it
WcAS tQ2tt UC IVC|jI (IU iiU3 ttlbuuowuu uw t v>
made an enemy.
"By the observance of two axioms/'
said he: 4-First, that all things are possible,
and secondly thst everybody is
right."?New York Herald.
The slumbers of the .aithful King of
Spain are carefully watched over by a
body of men called the Monteros <le
Espinosa, who guard the royal palacc
from sunset to sunrise.
Recent statistics show that the total
horse power represented bj the world'a
machinery is 324,000.000.