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Now and Afterward
Now the sowing and tbe weeping,
Working hunt and waiting long;
Afterward, the golden reupli.g, 1
Harvest hotue, and grateful song.
Now, the long ani toilsome duty, |
Stone by stone to curve and bring; .
Afterwcrd, tbe perfect beauty
Of tbe palace of the King. ^
>'ow IDe tuning ana me tension,
Wailing minors, discord strong; ?
Afterward, tbe grand ascension ,
Of tbe Alleluia song.
Now, the spirit conflict rlveu.
Wounded heart, unequal Strife ;
Al'.erward, the triumph given,
Ami the victor's crown of life.
Now, the training, strange and lowly'
Unexplained und tedious now;
Aitei ward, the eervlce holy,
And the Master's "Enter thou!"
Oliver Wendell Holmes on Long
Skiriw In Hie Nlreel.
' Our landlady'* daughter is a young
Ja'ly of some preteusious to gentility.
She wear* her bonnets well back on ,k
---? ?-?- ?- ?... ?II s
Her neau, which is ku??u vw
be a mark of high breeding. SMe ?
wears ber trains very long, as the 1
great ladies do in Europe. "To be sure, 8
their drewses. are so made only to sweep 1
the tapestried floors of chateaux ana
palaces; as those odius aristocrats of the
other side do not godraggliug through .
the mud in silks and satins, but for- v
sooth, must ride in the coaches when ,
they are in full dress. It is true, that
i considering various habits of the
American people, also the little inei- *
dentB which the best kept sidewalks '
are liable to, a lady who nas swept a
mile of them is not exactly in such a .
condition that anyone would care to
Le her neighbor. But then there is
no need of being so hard on these
slight weaknesses of the poor, dear women
as our little deformed gentleman
was the other day.
"Why thwre isn't a beast or a bird .
that would drag its tail through the .,
?- ^ i | l
<11 rc III llie WIIy ineae vicuiuico uu iuvn j
dresses. . ?
If auy man can walk behind oue of ?
these women and see what she rakes (
up as^he goe.?, and not feel squeamish, r
he has got a tough stomach. I would
not let one of them into my room with- (|
out terving one of 'eui as David served l
Saul ut the cave in the wilderness,? .
cut oft' tiis skirts, sir! cut oft' his
I suggested, that I had seen some
pretty stylish ladies who offended in
the way he condemned. h
Stylish women, I don't doubt.?said T
the little gentleman. Don't tell me t
that a true Judy ever sacrifices the duty ii
of keeping all about sweet and clean y
to the wish of making a vulgar show. il
I won't believe it of a lidy. There 8
are some things that no fashion lias e
any right to touch, and cleanliness is >
one of those things. If a woman s<
wluhi.a tn ahnw that hpr hu.?hand or ti
her father has got money, which sliel r
wants and means to spend, but doesn't a
know how, let her buy a yard or two n
of silk and pin it to her dress when c
he goes out to walk, but let her uupin c
it before she goes into the house;? v
there may be poor women that will
think it worth disinfecting. jj
Lou In e their Heads. 1
I wonder why it is that a little s
prominence cuu*es some men to lose s
their heads, and to give themselves V
airs which only disgust tb'-se with t
whom they ?re brought into contact. 1
It is to the credit of the higher officials
of the government that they t
realize that they are only temj>orarily J
intrusted with power, and are affable t
and approachable. I have in my eye, s
though, a subordinate who imagines
that he controls every braucb of the
great department of which, in truth,
he it* an exceedingly insignificant ,
part. If he has any work to do it is '
not perceptible to the ordinary visitor.
He sits at his table leaning comfortably
back in his chair an<l meeting a
all, save a few special friends, with
such an air of stony Indifference and ?
unmitigated ennui that a man or ,c
woman must have a good deal of nerve .
to persist in seeking to obtaiu in for- '
mation. *
He was rather nicely caught, how- c
ever, the other day. A friend of mine F
called on him and asked in respect to n
the status of a ease. The high and .
mighty petty official could not remem- 1
her anytning about it. After a good !:
deal of conversation my friend finally J
said : "Well, Mr. , I was sent *
here by Secretary to obtain this .
information. He naturally supposed lf
that as it was in the scope of your '
, duties you could give it. I will return f
or./i iaII IiIih ilii.f vmi nre unable tr? ^
do so." The way the hitherto ignorant
man jumped" to his feet and began
with the utmost volubility to i mpart
that which was desired plainly
showed that, the p<>el to the contrary
notwithstanding, there is a good dael
after all in a name, esj>eciu ly if it be
that of a superior.
The Value of Sight.
Sight isthemost hle>sed of all the
five physical sondes. Blindness, or
the thouglit of blindness, seems like
a living death, and only those who
have experimred the fear can understand
it. Do not take any risk with
your sight. Do not experiment or
allow others to experiment with your
eyes if they are weak or failing.
Economy ot money at the risk of
losing your eyesight is foolishness. J
The eye is one of the mout delicate of f
organs, and easily ruined and the 1
sight destroyed. There is no excuse (
for negligence in the matter; there is '
no use to try home or cheap remedies. 1
If your s?ight is failing, if your eyes are *
out of order, hesitate uot for a '
moment, but consult a competent <
oculist at once, and seek none but the '
best. Sight is too valvable and pre- '
clous to be trifled with. Those who 1
have suffered will tell you the misery <
entailed. There are hospitals where '
the eyes are treated free in mauy cities 1
bv the oculists, so it is not a question 1
of money. And the warning cannot 1
be repeated too often?do not trifle
with your eyesight under any consideration.
Keep in good spirits. Don't let dis- I
pondency of any bind ever settle I
about your plans. Hopefulness is
about half the battle. Discourage- ,
mentis nine-tenths of defeat. Hope ,
and a merry heart are more invigor- j
atiug than the apothecary's tonic.
The bad thing about a little sin is
that it won't stay little. I
<'ourte*y to Pupil*.
If courtesy to parents is a duty, it is
lot less a duty to pupils. Everybody
snows how Luther's schoolmaster,
he famous Trebonius, used to take off
3is hat when lie entered his schoolroom.
'*1 uncover my head," he
vould say, 'Mo honor the consuls,
shancellor.", doctors, masters, who
shall proceed from this school.'"' Dr.
\rnold won his way to the hearts of
ftugby boys by the simple respect
.vhicli he showed in accepting tneir
,vord as true.
A master's success has sometimes
)een imperiled by so slight a matter
is the mistake of not returning a
)oy's salute in the street. For couresy
; it is a passport to popularity,
rite way in which things are done is
>ften more important than the things
hemselves. One special point of pertonal
courtesy you will let me menion
; it is punctuality. To keep a
:lass waiting is to be rude, and to
eem to be unjust. For a sense of
ipeculntiou arises wbeu a master is
ipt to be late; the boys will count the
hauceof his being one minute later,
ind the result will be disfapointment,
lisaster and then dislike.
TtioaffhllessueMs of Npeecb.
It is not, however, the pen that
voman should fear so much and try
o control, as it is the tongue.
The greatest lesson that woman has
et to learn is to think before she
Eeaks. In eomparison with the
oughtlees tongue the pen in a wom,n's
hand is as harmless as a dove.
U1 too prevalent in these days is the
pirit of cruel and thoughtless criti
ism among women. njuuguucBsiess
of speech has done , more to inure
woman than any single element
11 her life. It has laid her open to the .
harf?e of being unreliable?and someimes
justly so. It has kept from her jj
oufhlences that were hers by right; "
L has stood in the way of her pro- r<
:ress; it has placed her innumerable ^'
imes in false positions; it has judged
ler a* being cold when she'was in '.l
ealily affectionate; cruel when she aJ
/us gentle. It is the one inconsis- e'
pncy in woman's nature that has a
uffled many a one anxious to believe w
11 her. Ht
? . \ g<
Baby'R Beating Head. ul
There was a commotion in a house- OJ
loldon Fourth avenue the other day. (e
^he brand-new baby, the only infan- h
ile specimen in the Newd home, was et
ra the arms of its doting mother, who 8{
ras looking for some new portion of rf
ts pink anatomy to kiss anil admire, hi
luddenly there was a;scream, follow- pj
(I by a hysterical half an hour, while 5,
he servants were sent in breathless
earch for the family doctor. When j)(
be grave old physiciau entered the 0,
00m the poor woman was walking to w
nd fro like one distracted, pausing lv
iow and then to grusp the crowing u,
hild to her, then replacing it lu it, radle
to resume her nervous treads p|
peeping and wringing her hands. ?
"Oh, doctor ! My baby ! Save him ^
fyou can! But I know you can't. b<
)h, my poor child."
"Look at its poor little head, doctor, k
.'here, right on top. See that soft q,
pot, how it is beating. It hasn't Gf
topped for more than an hour. I ^
mow something dreadful is the mat- ra
er. but you mustn't keep it from me. a!
fell me the worst at ouce." j.
'lo the undying nouor 01 mac uocior. |j
le did not laUgh. All be said was: U1
My Hear little woman, pray that g
mating will continue. Should it ever tl
top your baby will be dead." h
??? ?? rr
ATi-loaner, tbe Peace-make*, h
Africaner was the chief of a tribe of v
lottentots, aud the terror of the coun- f1
ry in which he lived. He attacked V
he village*, burned the farm-houses, .
iud carried away the cattle. He was jj;
i skillful soldier and very strong. He
ittacked a missionary station and F
>urned the chapel. He was called 01
'the wild liou of the desert." But he
leard the Gospel preached The Holy 1
Ipirit chaugea his heart. He laid aside .
lis weapons of war, and became a
>ious. useful, and peaceful man.
^fter this he :net Berend, au old chief, r,
?hey bad not seen one another for 'c
weuty-four years, and theu they bad *
net as enemies. Then they fought for !
Ive days with great loss of life. Now j
hey met as believers in Christ; *
he Gospel had turned their enmity JJ;
nto love. They asked forgiveness
rom each other for former injuries, &
inelt together in prayer, and then
inited in praise to God. Africaner Jr
vas now knowu as "the peace-maker." I?
Je heard of two parties of Hottentots j*
vho were ready for battle. He hasten- "j
>d to the spot, and implored them to jr
>ut away their spears, and to live in
)eace. "What," said he, "have I now ^
>f all the battles I have foueht. and all r
he cattle I have taken, but shame and P
Africaner, when dyiug, exhor>ted his fc.
jeople to live in peace, and, alluding JL
o his battles, be said, "My former life
vas stained with blood; but Jesus
Jhrist has pardoned me, and I am gonjr
to heaven." ,
Thus Christianity teaches us to love
>ur enemies and not to kill them. 1
? ? ? ei
Good Advice In a Will. ('
Rufus Hatch, who was for many d
11 i 11 11
^ears h wen kiiuwu nguie ,uu vvau n
itreet, died a few months ago. He left 0
i will disposing of his property which f(
:ontained the following request: "I ij
equest my children that tljey will a
never use tobacco in auy form, driuk n
i glass of liquor, wine or any other
ntoxicating drink, or play any kind a
)f games for money, as their father j
aas had experience sufficient to serve u
"or all'his posterity." The last clause d
ivas written in italics so! as to espe- o
jially impress it upon his sons' recol- <i
lection. He advised them to learn a 8j
rripp.hanir.Hl trade whir?h will enable ui
them to earn a livelihood under any r
?ud all circumstances. ti
There is something wrong with the t
religion of the man who will not pay
bisdt-bts because he cannot be made
The objection to throwing out the f
jgg shells to the hens is the liability ti
if their getting into the habit of eat- 8
log eggs.
A soul won to Christ is an eternal t
possesion aud an eternal joy to the one c
who wins it. Let every Christian la- n
bor to lay up such treasures in heaven.
An Awful Story.
There Is a little maiden
Who has an awful tline ;
She has to hurry awfully
To get to school al uine.
She has an awful teacher ;
Her tasks are awiui liaru ;
Her playmates all are awful rough
When playing In the yard.
She has an awful kitty,
Who often shows her claws ;
A d<>g that Jumps upon ber.dress
Wltn awful muddy paws.
She has a baby sister
With an awfuljlttlo nose.
With awful cunning dimples,
And such awful little toes)!
She has two little brothers.
And they are awful boys;
With their awful drums and trumpets,
That make an awlul noise. /
Do come, I pray thee, common sense; ^
Come and this maid defend ; <
ur i icar ucr hwiui u?c 2
Will have an awful endCtailiPd
II I*to ry of England. I
First William the Norman, *
Then William hlsson . C
Henry. Stephen and Henn*, f
Then Richard and John,
Next Henry the Third, a
Edwards, one ,twn and three; 9
And again after Richard, r
Three Henries we see.
Two Edwards, third Richard, 1
It rightly I eaess ; g
Two HenryB, sixth Richard, v
Queen Mary, Queen Hess.
'I'hon lumln th? Srntohmnn.
Theu Charles, whom they slew, t
Yet received, Rfter Cromwell, E
Another Charles, too.
Next Jumle the Second
Ascended the throne, a
Then good William and Mary ?
Together came on ;
Then Anne. Georges four, a
And fourth William all passed, t
And Victoria calne? ^
May Bhe long be the last!
Christian Advocate
A Dream. J,
John Macbellow, of Sussex, Eng- p
md, in his autobiography, relaiere p
le following:?"Before I p^ceed fur- ?
ier, I think it will be entertaiuing to d
>latea remarkable dream I had some t
ears previous to my being a sailor. t<
"My parents had ten children, one a
he first) died in her infancy, tbe rest a
rived to years of maturity. The s
dest five were all at service before I h
>uld remember thorn ; but the young- ti
it four, namely, Elizabeth, Ruth, my- a
>lf, and Ooorge were brought up to- ii
jther. Elizabeth was the eldest of b
i four, and after a timo she married a a
othless mau, who soon left her with k
ae child, a daughter; and being of a h
nder spirit and constitution, she gave si
erself up to grief, ar.ddied of a brok- e
i heart. Not knowing of her death, ft
le being many miles away from her w
dations, I undertook to go and see p
er for myself. I travelled with much a
easure, but on arriving, at Eden- b
idee, her home, I was informed she F
? -? ? ' - 1__ 1 r a _
aa oeen aeau iwo weens, ttuu iuuuu u
er child in the poor-house. I set out tl
i my return next morning, and a
ept nearly all the way home. About tl
yo weeks afterward the above-men- w
oned dream occurred:? a
('I thought I was walking in a n
leasant road, where I met my sister
lizabeth, with a child in her arms,
emlngly in great ecstacy. Remeui;ring
that she was dead, I supposed
to be her spirit, and being desirous to
now if she was happy, I put the
jesuon 10 ner, uui sue iuuk uu uuutc
me, but continued walkiug along,
iressing her child, and singing in a
tost melodious manner. I turned
ad walked with her, admiring her
ress, which was white as suow, and
stening to the melody of her voice
til we came to a large town or city,
he turned up to go into the midst
lereof, and I turned also to go with ,
er, she made a sudden stop, and told
le I must not go any further with
er. I again repeated my question, q
whether she was happy?' She auvered
with a smile, 'that she lived tl
i Heaven: that she had been to fetch
er child, that she might be with her a
i that happy place; that thi9 was not
le time for me to go there; that I o
mst return to the place I came from:
ut added, 'if thou art as good, and it
srves the Lord a9 thou ought to do,
)ou snait goto .neaven aiao." u
Upon which she proceeded iuto the
ty, gingiug, and the melody of her g<
oice was such, and it echoed in such
manner, that the whole city seemed ei
>ring; and ft ultimately became such
harmony, that I, seemed quite fc
ansported with it. At length I lost
gbtof my sister, and turning away, n
wept bitterly. I then proceeded on
ly way, but the road was so strange S
> me, that I knew not where I was
Ding. At length I came into a
range place, where everything about
te became intolerable. In this state,
teliug all the horror possible, and
scorning eutaugled in a kind of \
ibyrinth, called to number of people g
ho were at some distance from me, i,
>r help but they only derided me for 8|
>ming there at the same time telling \
le that the place where we were was
ell; that they had neither power to
tfiy liie uur lucmpcivcpj iuat tucj ^
'ere much worse off than I was, for
ley had do help, but I had. At that f<
loment an invisible haud lifted me p
at of my dismal situation, and set u
le in road. I then ran as fast as I a
3uld until I came to the place where a
fancied myself at the commence- c
lent of my dream, when I awoke. c,
"Although I would by no means t,
ncourage and an undue attention to fj
reams, yet I believe the Father of p
lercies sometimes makes use or r
reams, now, as in former days, to n
lake known His will to the children
f men, and the only safe way I have q
)und resecting them is to think as c
Itle of them a9 possible ; then, if they u
re intended to be of Divine signiflca- ^
ion, it will be revealed in due time. t]
"Some time after this dream I went v
gain to PJdenbridge, to see my sister ^
Elizabeth's child ; but she was also s
ead, and on inquiring the time she t
ied, I found she died the same night a
u which I dreamed the aforesaid t<
ream, which made such an impres- 0
ion ou my mind, that it has ever t
ince remained as fresh on ray memo- t
y, as though it had been a dream of t
lie present time ; aud I have no doubt t
L is well with my sister; and I hope 9
i meet her, never to part again, in p
be realms of bliss."
It is said that the Turks were the r
irst people to bury their (lead in eenie- j
ari s auoroed with orna.'iieutal headtones.
A German scientist lias discovered
hat trees, the trunks of which are t
overed with moss and lichen, are the t
nost li 'ble to lightning strokes. n
At Set of Snu.
Ifwesltdown at setof sun
And count the things that we have done.
And counting llnd
One self-denying act, one word
That eased the heart of him who heard,
One glance most kind
That fell like sunshine where It went,
Then ye may count the day well spent.
I5nt If through all the livelong day
We've eased no heart by yea nor nay;
II uirougn 11 hii
We've done no tiling that we can trace.
That brougnt tbe sunshine to n face ;
No hot, most small,
That helped a soul and nothlnir cost.
Then count that day as worse than lost.
W. Ella Wilcox
The UnROciRble.
We envy neither the man nor the
ivoman who cannotjspeak to a fellow
ireature out of their own circle or tc
inybody without the formality of ac
ntroduction. There in no computing
heamouutof profit, as well as pleasire
such persons lose by hedging
hemselves in with this stupid fenct
>f fastidiousness. We have always
ound more of this feeling among perons
who were more touchy on their
ocial position than among those selfespecting
persons who thought nothntr
about it. A srreat deal of intelli
;ence is floating around the world
without being labeled and those men
nd women who have the good sense
o recognise this fact and act upon it,
tot only are educating themselves,
ut conferring that pleasure which we
re all bound by the common ties of
lumauity to exchange with one
nother. It seems to us that it is only
he snob and pretender who take a
ifferent view of this question.
Homesick Horses.?"A remarkable
tory of homesick horses has recently
een published, which we have taken
ains to confirm by iuquiry at the
lace where it occurred, at Wilton, N.
I. Horse No. 1, being accidently
isengageci irom narness or ntuter,
ook the liberty to dash off on a visit
a his old home at Wilton, 14 milea
way, traveling bo fast that his owner,
lthough following at once with a
wift team, was an nour behind.. The
orse. although absent for three years,
rotted directly into his old stall, and
ffectionately responded to the greetugs
of the family. Not long after,
or-<e No. 2 arrived at the same place
ud walked up to a meat market and
x)ked in at the window, the buildlg
having been formerly used as a
table. Discovering a new stable, lie
ntered and madehimseif at home, reising
to be driven or led away by the
'orkman in charge. When the prorietor
returned, he recognized the
nlmal as one he had owned ten years
efore, and who had now come from
'itchburg, Mas9., more than 20
liies distant. His old mate was still
!iere, and their meeting is described as
joyful one. These incidents show
sat horses have memory, affection,
-ill, capacity to plan and to execute?
nd, perhaps, that some stables are
lore hospitable than others!"
he Efficient Nundny>Nehool Necre
Ts uever a dude,
Counts correctly,
Serves cheerfully,
Speaks distinctly,
Attends regularly,
Walks noiselessly,
Keeps neat records,
Attends teacher's meetings,
Watches for latest methods,
Respects the Superintendent,
Stands when reading his report,
Endeavors to engage in class study,
Dnliai'ou in t ho vulllH of statistics.
Chauges the form of bis report freuently,
Encourages the boys by enlisting
leir aid,
Gives the Superintendent a list of
Distributes class books before pchool
Consults frequently with the SuperJtendenfc,
Watche? the class books to see if
ley are kept properly,
Will not interrupt classes during !es
>n study,
VVillbefirut lieutenant to the Suprintendent,
Arrives at least fifteen minutes be>re
school begins,
Prefers to use ink on his records
ither than pencil,
Compares attendance with same
unday of previous year.
. Memorial for International Arbitration.
One of the grandest products of the
World's Columbian Exposition h the
reat Memorial for International Aritration,
presented by Win. E Jilaoktone,
honorary commissioner of the
World's Columbian Commission, li
as the autographs of some forty difsrent
nations which participated in
he Exposition.
How gratifying it is to those, who,
)r a life-time, have been laboring in
eace societies to excite a more peneral
iterest in this subject, to find able
nd distinguished minds taking it up
nd doing practical work for its sucess.
We are grateful indeed for their
o-operation. The following N the
jxt of the memorial, and as soon as
be requisile fac-simile copies are pre
ared they will be transmitted oy sectary
Gresham to the various governments
of the world :
To the Governments of the World?
'he undersigned citizens of many
ounties, gathered at t'?e World's Colmhia
Exposition, in Chicago in the
Juited States of Anerica, recognizing
be advantages accruing to those nation
irhich have pursued the policy of arbirating
international disputes, and deirlng
that the like benefits may, iu
he future, be enjoyed by all nations,
' 1 ! ^ H t ?w? nnnnrhmif
U(i deeming tuia ti.iiuui^ upjyvtvuu.fcj
[) hereby join in this memorial to all
ur various governments, praying that
hey will unitedly agree, by mutual
reatie9,to submit for settlement by arlitration,
all such international quesions
and differences as shall fail of
atisfactory solution by the ordinary
teacefui negotiation. And for ibis the
petitioners will ever prny. It is revested
that a copy of this memorial
>e presented to each of the goveruneuts
of the world.?The Peace
Death to God's people is but a ferry
toat. livery flay anu every nour mju
>oat pushes oft with some of the saints
.nd returns again for more.
Brotherly I<ovc.
The God of heaven Is pleased to see
A little family agree:
And will in mercy richly bless
The heart that's ful' of gentleness.
For love and kindness please him more
Than If we gave him all onr store;
And children^.here, who dwell In love,
Are like his happy ones above.
The gentle child that tries to please
And does not quarrel, fret, or tease,
And would not say an angry word
That child is pleasing to the Txtrd,
Great God ! forgive, whenever we
Korget thy will and disagree;
And grant that each of us may find
The sweet delight ol being kind.
Can nil J in a Foff.
i A.t one of the services at the Union
i Mission Hall, Toronto, the following
story was related, which came with
power and sweetness to my own heart,
* a.; - xi U il..( I e I
, ana contains u ujuugu mm, > icoi>
ized, would enable every Christian to
i rest in peace, even when surrounded
by darkness or perplexity, and unable
to clearly understand Gxl's dealings
with them.
The speaker said :
"Some years ago, when Captain
Dutton was commanded of the 8." S.
'Sarmatian,' we bad entered the Baint
> Lawrence on our homeward voyage,
when suddenly a heavy fog arose,
which completely hid the shore ana
all objects from view ; the ship which
was going at fuul speed, contiuued on
her course without relaxing in the
least; the passengers became rather
frightened and considered it extremely
reckless on the Dart of the captain.
Finally one of them went and* remonstrated
with toe first mate, telling
him of the fears of the passengers.
He listened, and then replied with a
Minile, Oh don't allow them to be
frightened; they need not b? the least
bit uueasy; the fog gnly extends a
certain height, and the captain is up
above the fog, and it is be that is Tuning
the vessel.' When this was reported
to the passengeis, the change
on their countenances, from fear and
uneasiness to quiet satisfaction, was
wonderful. Oh, what cheer and Icomfort
it would bring to our hearis ou
our voyage of life, if, wheu surrounded
by the mists of doubt or sorrow, and
unable to see our way, we could always
remember that our Captain 'is
up above the fog,' that He is guiding
our way, and wiil bring us at last, if
we only wait and trust Him, in saiety
to the *haven where we would be."?
Times of Refreshing.
Lord Brougham.
"My principles?I know not whether
they agree with yours: they may be
derided, they may be unfashionable;
^ ? it-"-.. 1:
nui i oope tuey art; o|jicttuiLig iai auu
and wide?my principles are contained
in the words which Lord Faulkland
U9ed to express in secret, and
which I now express in public?Peace,
Peace, Peace. I abominate war as unchristian.
I hold it the greatest of human
crimes. I deem it to include all
others?violence, blood, rapine, fraud,
everything which can deform the character,
alter the nature, and debase the
name of man."
What a change came over all my
heart when I learned, through Dr.
Luther's teaching, that God is love, is
our Father; that Christ is the Saviour
who gave himself for our sins and
loved us better than life; that holiness
is simply loving God and loving one
another: that the service we have to
render ift simply to give thanks and to
do good, when, as Dr. Luther said
that word "our" was written deeply in
my heart; that for our sins he died,
for mine; that for all, for us, for me, be
gave him self.
Good Night.
I sung my boy to By-lo laml
Ati evening shades were falling ;
He smiled on me und cloned his eyes.
For otber tones were calling.
I kissed his tiny dimpled band*,
Ench velvet lid and blush rose chock.
And praying God my babe to keep,
Left bim my own repose to seek.
When raornlug came the child waked uot;
But why did I so sadly weep?
Could 1 not trust him with the One
Whom I hud beg-jed my boy to ki-cp?
Father, I see more cloarly now,
No longer dues hi v heart repine.
My boy is safer In Thine arras;
I wait in love Thy will.Is mine.
For the privilege of wearing trousers
the French government charges women
a tax of from $10 to $12 a year.
This by no means gives every woman
who is willing to pay the tax a righ
to wear trousers. The government
t?i ? j n-hf na a trihnfo
IMSiemJ, I-Ollicis mc -
to great merit. Trousers are in facta
sort of decoration given to women i s
tlie ribbon of the legion of Honor is
given to men. The only women to
whom lias been granted the right to
wear trousers are George Sand, Kosa
Bonheur, Mine Dieulafoy, the Persian
archaeologist; Mine Foucault, the
bearded woman, and two feiuine stone
cutters, Mine. Fourreau and La Jeannette.
A holy man is a whole man?one
? < 1 T-Tiu wlinlp nit.
unuruKeu, tmiipjcic. xno uuv.v
ture is fille d out, his life is comf-lete,
in that God is in it; his character is
whole, in that it is filled out to the
ullnessof Christ.
Our dependence must be on the
Lord: we are strongest when we feel
ourselves weak, and beet qualified for
service when most sensible that without
him we can do nothing. But if
self lift up its head, if pride crefps in
if we go forth as if we were wise or
good, leaning on our abilities, experiences,
and former services, than it is
very merciful iu him by leaving us a
little to ourselves, to remind us what
poor creatu res we are.
A visitor miscalculating the length
of the seat she was about to occupy
sat upon the floor rather unceremoniously.
There was a decorous silence
1-! ? ~,J t/?K lof
until saiu visitor exumuucu v/n, .*>*
them laugh!" in the midst of which
she arose and joined in.
A pool or a pond undisturbed looks
clear and (limpid; throw in a stone
and the sediment iu the bottom rises,
revealing the impurities beneath. So
with some good professors, meek and
good-natured until you displease
them, and then boily waters tell the
sad tale.
Household HintsDo
not put the ivory handles of
knives in hot water.
Do not leave clothed on the line to
whip to pieces in the wind.
Hang up the broom when it is not
in use.
. ?A little sulphur worn in the shoes
is said to be a sure preventive to the
dread, and often fatal, disease, grip.
Waffles.?One pint flour, half pint
corn meal mush, one pint fresh sweet
milk, three eggs beaten very light.
Mix well, ard bake in well-heated,
thoroughly greased waffle-irons.
To clean white ostrich plumes dissolve
four ounces of white soap in four
pints of hot water. Make a lather
an<') r\1nri#vu fKa fnofInfn If rilK.
fiuu l-U^ I V Utllv i O X U IV iij i u w
bing them well with the hands for frur
or five minutes. Wash out in clear,
hot water and shake until dry.
If you are the least bit nervous about
canned goods soak them-peas, lobster,
anything?an hour in ice water
before heating them. This will remove
any tinny taste that will be noticed
in them, and takeaway the least
shade of reproach that may cling to
that best friend of the busy housekeeper,
the canned article.
Apricot Fritters.~Halfcan apricots,
each cut in halves, one cup flour, one
tablespoon butter, one egg. Make a
batter of the last three ingredients,
using qdoui a cupoi liquor rrom me
apricots to bring it to the required
consistency. Dip the halved apricots
into the batter, and drop them, one
one at a time, into deep, boiling lard.
Serve with powdered sugar.
Cabbage Salad.?One gallon cabbage
cut very tine, pint vinegar, pint sour
cream, half cup sugar, tablespoonful
flour, two eggs, a small piece of butter
; boil vinegar and butter together,
then add eggs, cream and flour previously
mixed, and pour over the cabbage,
previously sprlukled with tablespoonful
each of salt, pepper and
Snow Custard.?Take half a package
of gelatine, three eggs, two cups
of sugar and the juice of a lemou.
Soak the gelatine in a cup of cold
water: add a pint of boiling water, stir
until dissolved, add the sugar and
lemon juice. Beat the whites of tbe
eggs, and when the mixture is cold
stir in a teaspoonful at a time. Put
in f?nns to mold. When firm, turn
out iu a large.glass dish. Make cus- ;
tard and pour over the dish. Serve
very cold.
Grandmother's Poud cake?Wash
the cult from a pound of butter and
rujj it with a spoon until it is creamy ;
have ready a pound of powdered sugar
and twelve eggs, well beaten ; add alternately
to the butter, the sugar,
flour, yolks and the whites of the
eggs ; continue to beat until the mixture
is very light. Flavor with nutmeg
and grated lemon peel. Grease
a cake pan, pour in the batter and
If we bear in mind the whole mechanism
of digestion, it will readily
be seen that in cases of weakness or
want of tone on the part of the muscles
of the stomach, when every part
of the food cannot be properly presented
to the action of the digestive
juices, tne introduction into the stomach
of a moderute amount of water
may be of no slight benefit. The mass
of food will become more pliable and
so more easily operated upon by the
Exercise for Horses.?Exercise is as <
important for the hnr.-e aa for the 1
human being. The farm horse, of *
course, gets all that Is necessary, as i
does the draught horse of any kiud: <
but the stable fed horse should have i
two hours' exercise given to him 1
every day if he is to be well. To pro- 1
mote health is must be moderate, at I
least at the beginning and ending. i
If you find the skin of the little one i
hot and dry, remember, if you can, ]
what she ate for supper. Give the |
child a warm bath, then give it a cnp j
1.-1 rr.. II Tn .
Uttll lull ui wmuj vrai/ci uw uiiun. xu j
a few minutes the undigested food will j
be thrown off the stomach, and the .
child will soon be sleeping soundly.
For slight cuts take a piece of common
brown paper?wrapping paper
like that whicn butchers use for meat j
?and bind it over the wound. i
Soft Ginger Bread.?One cup cream, |
oue cup molasses, two and one half j
cups flour, one egg, one teaspoonful j
ginger, half a teaspoonful soda. i
Useful Information. !
To purify water, hang a small bag J
of charcoal in it.
For toothache, try oil of sassafras, i
and apply it frequently, if necessary. ti
If the color has been taken out of (
si IKS oy irun siania, aiuiuuuia mu
ally restore the color.
To brighten carpets, wipe them with i
warm water in which has been poured i
a few drops of ammonia. i
A good liniraeut for inflummafion, J
rheumatism, swellings, etc., is olive j
oil well saturated wlthjcamphor.
When onions are being cooked, the <
strong, disagreeable odor may be les- I
seued by placing vinegar on the stove. ;
Fine shavings from soft pine wood j
1 * * -?1* i
matte a pieaeam pnmw. mcj ua.ci
special curative virtues for coughs and
lung troubles. '
Remove ink stains from silverplaled ]
ware by rubbing them with a paste
composed of chloride of lime and water,
then with alcohol, then rub dry ,
with a flannel cloth. I
Clean collars on woolen jackets, '
men's coats, etc., by sponging with ]
[ammonia and water, then with alco- '
hoi, then rub dry with a flannel cloth.' 1
Copper kettles may be cleaned and j,
polisliea Dy laKiug aiemou,cui h m ,
two, dip 0110 of the pieces in salt and ,
rub well over the copper.?Good
? j
If a hen lays one egg a week she will 1
pay the cost of keepiDg. |
Even in winter it i9 an item to have
dust for the fowels where they can
flutter at will.
?. ? v ?
Fnltb and the Will. ^ 'J
From the Herald and Presbyter.
We are often mourning over our
supposed lack of faith, when it tequila*"
possible that we have more faith than
we think we have. We are inclined 3
to measure our faith by our feelings,
but the truth le we cannot tell how
much or how little faith we have elm- - ^
rvltf Kti lin ofoto nf Aim fcalln/M TTol f K
rlJ J iUU OMttv V/I UUl I^CIlUgOi X'OibU
is not to be gauged by our feelings,
but rather by the strength or weakness J
of our wills. Hence when Christ was v|
before the high priest at the time
of his trial, he said, in answer to a ;
certain question : "If I tell you, ye
will not believe." At another time $
he* said : "Except ye see signs and
wonders, ye will not believe." After
Christ's resurectlon Thotnas said to
the disciples: Except I see in his 3
hands the nrint of the nails, and t>ut
my finger into the print of the nails, 3''
I will not believe." These examples ?
are evidences of the fact that It Is ''
men's wills, and not their feelings, which
determine the power and mea?>
ure of their faith. Some people tell &
us that they would like to believe
more than they do, but they can not.
Tf It. mtlfn AAnnaltToaKlA fVtor oatvia Ktt J
xi id uuuc wuvcivuauio vunv ovuiv) vjt j
a wilful course of unbelief, get bo hard- $
ened that tbey cannot believe as they j|
once did ; bnt in many cases, when a
person says that he cannot believe, J
tbe real meaning is that fie will not 3
believe. The depraved human will is .
a stubborn, deceitful thing. There is a - vs
contrariness about it which is often v
unmaafvnivn/) Kit Uo rvaocnofiai1 Whom j
U UJkVVyU^ IJ IliVU UJT iiu |/WMWV?A7V* I Tf UV*V -r.
you find one person who really cannot ?
believe in God and divine things, yon ~i
will find a hundred who simply will *
not believe, however hard they may r
protest against such a charge. It is ?
true that some Cliristlans are troubled .
with doubts, owing to one cause or 4
another, which may be constitutional
weakness. God* wants these to use 2
such means as will tend to iucrease
their faith. He desires that they shall ,/i
pray much, and read his wold often,
and engage in the work of trying to
bless others. Let one who is troubled ,1!
with doubts throw himself Into the j'ij
work of benefitting others, in any way /
within his'power, and he will soon 4
find himself doubting less .and believe
ingmore. Praying to the Lord and
working for him is a wonderrui remov- a
er of doubt?. >
He who would know where power g
lies must look beyond as well as a* ./A
mong the forces thas move him most.
A. drop of nitric a8ld rests placidly us
water upon a plate of pure gold: but
upon a plate of pure silver it would be
as a consuming fire. It would not do
for the gold to condemn the acid as
Impotent and useless, merely because
it had no power over gold, Nor would i
it do for tne silver to exalt this particular
acid aaa universally resistless force. - i
merely because silver succumbs, and
is consumed by it. Many and various
means are needed for the influencing
3f many sorts and conditions of men.
rn addressing ourselves to men, wo*
man nr nhllilran TOO mnot mnomt fn
o? of varying degrees of potency with
ihem. In estimating, as critics, the
ivorkof otherq?rheir sopken and their *
jvrittn words, ther mothods and their ? ./
iims?we must remember that some
readers aud hearers are gold, and some
ire silver. Both are not to be reached
!>y tho same solvent. Some are platinum,
others are copper or lead; all
jannot be melted at the same heat
[f we would discern powers, we must
look outside of ourselves and of our
)wn kind and circle. One man con-- V
iemns as weak and watery the poetry
jf Longfellow, while he exults in that
T 11 1 1>A onnnnua
Jl JJUWCII. lie uaO| OP uo oupyvDODf
tiis critical reasons apart from his perioral
tastes. And vet the faot would
remain that Longfellow Las been, In ;
jne degree or another, translated Into
ill the principal languages of Europe, f
while Lowell, it is stated, has scarcely
Deen translated at all. Here is a fact
;hat ought to be a factor in ourjudrnent*
in such a case. It is the critic
with tbe world-wide outlook whose
roice is best worth listening to. The
listener in the pew must remember
:hat he is simply one metal amonff - 'j
nany in a congregation. And he
must remember this both when the
minister preaches the and choir sings.
-S. S. Times.
Jonas Han way, the founder of a hospital
in London, has the credit of being
the first man in London who had
;he courage to carry habitually an urnjarella.
Until that time they- had
Deen carried only by women. He died
in 1786, and it is said that he carried
in umbrella (of silk) for thirty years.
3o the period of the introduction of
bbis article into use, for men as well
is women, may be said to date from
1756. There is according' to Dr. Morrison,
the great 'missionary to China,
mention made of umbrellas and par
asols in books printed in China, more
than fifteen hundred years ago.
The earliest Ninevite and Egyptian
sculptures haye frequent representations
of the umbrella, though only .
In connection with royalty. In China men
of wealth and high position, not
af the royal blood were permitted to
use it, ana toe commou peouie uiaue
themselves broad hats to protect them
alike from sun and rain. In Greece
women of rauk use an umbrella, aud
in Rome women and effeminate men
carried them. From Rome its use extends
to the countries of southern
Europe and northern Africa. During
the Middle Ages it was an emblem of
rank in the church, and was little
used except as such. All the cathedrals
aud large churches owned an
umbrella to be used by the chief dig? ??? ?
In oAlamn r\rr\naoainna
Relief for the Feet.?All persons
who do much while in a standing poe- ^
Lure will tind much relief for tneir
"tired feet" by using a soft mat or
pad to stand on. They may be made
with several thicknesses of old cloth,
bagging, carpet lining, or horse blanket
stitched together and covered
with old carpet or drugget, the edges
turned in and overhanded, and the
whole then tacked like a comfortable.
Hang them up by two loops when not
in use, to keep the edges from curling
up. They may be used in the 1
counting room at tbe desk, or in the
kitchen at the table. Try them espe
ciallyiu the farmer's kitchen.
Grain should not be fed exclusively
to laying bens.

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