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pf Work Performed by the |t? Service on Ocean The work of the life-saving service of the country during the past year has been so creditable as to be highly pleasing to the governmental officials here. There have beeu fewer disasters and more lives saved on the coast in the last year than ever before in the history of the country. Without question the life-saving service of the United States is the superior of that of any Nation in the world. This is demonstrated every day. Many stories are told, and many novels written of the hardv and sturdy volunteer life savers of England, but these veterans do not compare with the trained, brave life crews of our own country. During the fiscal year 1895-'96 there were 4620 disasters on the coasts of the British isles. Despite the efforts of the life savers 458 lives were lost. Along the immense coast of this country, including also the great lakes, there were, during the same period, 680 disasters and only twenty lives lost. The figures of rescues are not given, but the lives saved by \ American life savers are far in excess of the number saved bv the English. J There are 256 life-saving stations in / this country. Of these tifty-five are L on the lakes. There are only fourteen --stations on the Pacific coast, and these do comparatively little work. Fewdisasters are credited to this coast. tTlie Cape Cod district of this country is the worst of any section, furnishing more disasters than the same stretch of any other part of the United States. From the eastern extremity of the coast of Maine to Race Point on Cape Cod, a distance of 415 miles, there are but sixteen stations, ten of these be nig locaiea ax me most uangerous points on the coast of Maine and New Hampshire, which, although abounding with rugged headlands, islets, THE SU rocks, reefs and intricate channels that would naturally appear to be replete with dangers, are provided with numerous harbors and places of shelter in which, upon short notice, vessels ^ can take refuge. The portion of the k Massachusetts coast included, alm though less favored with safe resorts, ' enjoys the excellent guardianship of the Massachusetts Humane Society? a venerable institution, operating under the volunteer system. On account of this protection, the general government has deemed it proper to place its stations within this territory ouly at points wnere wrecKs are unusually ireijuent; at least, until other dangerous parts of the coast shall have been prodded for. The life-saving stations upon the ocean beaches are generally situated among the low sand-hills common to such localities, sufficiently back ol' high-water mark to be safe from the reach of storm tides. They are plain structures, designed to serve as barracks for the crews and to afford convenient storage for the boats and apparatus. Most of those upon the Long Island and New Jersey coasts have been enlarged from the boat houses put up to shelter the boats and equipments prodded for the use of volunteers before regular crews were employed. Those built later are more comely in appearance, while a few, 1? i?_ IVSUCftbCU. UUIi9[/lt'UUU31 y ttl ?/upuittl OCtt" side resorts, make some pretensions to architectural taste. They are all designated by names indicating their localities. In the majority of stations the first floor is divided into four rooms?a boat room, a mess room (also serving for a sitting room for the men), a keeper's room and a store room. Wide, double-leafed doors and a sloping platform extending from the sills to the . ground permit the running out of the L heavier equipments from the building. W The second-story contains two rooms; one is the sleeping room of the men, the other has spare cots for rescued people, and is also used for storage. The more commodious stations have two additional rooms--a square room and a kitchen. In localities where good water cannot be otherwise objOpBt if* u7'^rv*k '|iv,J/iM(/i'Ur THE MORTAR. taiued cisterns are provided for water caught from the roof. There surmounts every station a lookout or observatory, in which a day watch is kept. The roofs upon the stations on \ those portions of the coast exposed to view from the sea are usually painted ^^Tiark red, which makes them distinguishable a long distance oil' shore. They are also marked by a flagstaff sixty feet high, used in signaling passing vessels by the international code. The stations (other than the house of refuge) are generally equipped with two surf boats (supplied with oars, life boat compass and other outfits), a L 5 Ci o^ 600 6o?JO^ 6*0*0 ufoo uou uowuSw UOX) 4?o uou ^o>3 THE COAST. I ?* ll United States Life-Saving p| , Lake and River. j j S^? ^ oi? li"^ ??SnS' JO'S ii'o'o ijoVsij oS Joy 4oNb ' boat carriage, two sets of breechesbuoy apparatus (including a Lyle gun j and accessories), a cart for the trans: portation of the apparatus, a life-car, twenty cork jackets, two heaving sticks, a dozen Coston signals, a dozen signal rockets, a set of the signal flags of j the international code, a medicine i chest with contents, a barometer, a ! thermometer, patrol lanterns, patrol checks or patrol clocks, the requisite I furniture for rude housekeeping by the | crew and for the succor of rescued peo! pie, fuel and oil, tools for the repair ' of the boats and apparatus and for i minor repairs to the buildings, and j the necessary books and stationery, j At some of the stations the Hunt gun : and projectiles are supplied, and at a : few the Cunningham rocket apparatus. I To facilitate the transportation of ! boats and apparatus to scenes of ship. wreck a pair of horses is also provided at stations where they cannot be hired, ' and to those stations where the sup1 plies, mails, etc., have to be brought by water, a supply boat is furnished. All the stations on the ocean coast ! of Long Island, twenty-nine stations j on the coast of New Jersey, nine stai tions on the coast between Cape Henj lopen and Cape Charles, and all the stations between Cape Henry and Hat| teras inlet are connected by telephone lines. The station buildings upon the coast | are all constructed with a view to with stand the severest tempests; Those , located?as many necessarily are? 1 where they are liable to be undermined ' or swept from their positions by the j ravages of storms and tidal waves, are ! so strongly put together that they may I be overthrown and sustain but trifling j injury. There are instances on record where they have been carried a long distance inlaud?in one case a half a I mile?without sustaining material EF BOAT. j I damage. This substantial construc: tion also enables them to be easily and I cheaply moved when threatened by | the gradual encroachment of the sea, which, upon many sections of the coast, effects in the course of years great : changes in the configuration of the j coast line. At Louisville, Ky., are dangerous | falls in the Ohio River, across which i a dam has been constructed. Naviga< tion there is dangerous, and a station is established. The floating station at Louisville is a scow-shaped hull, on which is a house of two stories, surmounted by a lookout. Besides the housekeeping furniture there are but few equipments; two boats, called life skiffs, and two reels, each with a capacity to hold a coil of five-inch manj illu rope, and so placed in the boat j room that a boat can be speedily run ; out from either, or, if desired, that THE BREECHES BUOY. they can be run out of the boat room, I with the lines upon them, for use elsewhere. The station is usually moored above the dam at a place which will afford the readiest access to boats meeting with accident, but it can be towed from place to place when necessity requires, as was the case in the great floods of 1883-'84, when it was of incalculable service in rescuing people from the upper stories and roofs of their inundated dwellings, and in distributing food to the famishing. On these two calamitous occasions the crew of this station rescued and took to places of safety over 800 imperiled persons?men, women ana children?among them many sick and infirm?and supplied food and other necessities to more than 10,000. The number of men composing the crew of a station is determined by the number of oars required to pull the largest boat belonging to it. There are some five-oared boats in the Atlantic stations, but at all of them there is at least one of six oars. Six men, therefore, make up the regular crews of these stations, but a seventh man is added on the lirst of December, so j that during the most rigorous portion j of the season a man may be left ashore ! to assist in the launching and beach ing of the boat and to see that the staj tion is properly prepared for the com! fortable reception of his comrades and i the rescued people they bring with i them on their return from a wreck; ! also to aid in doing the extra work I that severe weather necessitates. i Where the self-rightmg and self-bail: ing boat, which pulls eight oars, is used, mostly at the lake stations, a j corresponding number of men is emi ployed. The crews are selected by the keep; ers from able-bodied and experienced ! surfmen residing in the vicinity of the respective stations. Each station has a keeper who has direct control of all its affairs. The position held by this officer will be recognized at once as one of the most importanf in the service. He is, therefore, selected with the greatest care. The indispensable qualifications for appointment are that he shall be of good character and habits, not less than twenty-one nor more than | forty-five years of age; have sufficient i education to be able to transact the sta[ tion business; be able-bodied, physi: cally sound, and a master of boat-craft , and surfing. Upon original entry into the service J a surfman must not be over forty-five e ?,1 1 : jret&l'B UL uuu ^uuuu ah uuuj, : subjected to a rigid physical examina: tion as to expertness in the manage! ment of boats and matters of that < character by the inspector of the dis; trict. Only Nine Years Old and Swam the Tennesaee. Lizzie Hagar, aged nine, is now the [ pride of Hill City, near Chattanooga. Tenn. She swam the Tennessee River LIZZIE HAQAH. one day recently. At the point where the feat was performed the river is three-fourths of a mile wide, and she was in the water nearly half an hour. The feat was made more remarkable for so young a swimmer by the fact that she accomplished it without resting, and almost wholly by straightforward swimming. She changed her position by floating occasionally, but she kept on progressing. The feat was performed on a wager made by her father that she could accomplish it. He followed close in her wake in a skiff, so as to be on hand if she took swimmer's cramp or met with any accident. Lizzie learned to dive and swim before she was seven years -M -~ .1 _ 1 : xi uju, ami is uever uuppitri iuau ?ucu indulging in her favorite pastime. "Pa's" Orders. A ludicrous episode of the Civil War is told in a Southern paper: During the early months of the war a certain brigade was being drilled in Virginia. Brigadier-General was a Louisianian, and his son, also of that State, was his Adjutant. The General's voice was not as strong as it might have been, and his son often repeated his orders for him. On the occasion in question the brigade was marching in fours, and the BrigadierGeneral gave the order, "Head of the column to the left." His son, the Adjutant, dressed to kill, galloped forward, and when he reached the head of the column shouted in his powerful voice, "Pa says head of the column to the left." Discipline had not been perfected then, aud what "Pa" wanted very nearly broke up the ranks, hundreds of men laughing as they marched at the Adjutant's infusion of domestic relations into military tactics. A Musical Mousetrap. Acting upon the idea that mice are very sensitive to music a Belgian manufacturer has substituted a musical mousetrap for the common trap. Instead of baiting the apparatus with a bit of cheese or lard the inventor has hidden in a double bottom a small music box, which plays automatically various popular airs of the country. The mice, he insists, are drawn irresistibly toward the music box, and in order to hear better they step into the trap and find themselves prisoners! j According to recent uoverumuui tests by Lieutenant Vladimiroff, of the Russian Navy, pure caoutchouc should stretch seveu times in length without breaking. Five and a half ounces of graj)es are required to make one glass of good wine. TRICYCLE PATROL FOR TAKINC PR It Is in aotive use by the Dayton (Ohio) convenient method of handling an arrest, t TINIEST HORSE IN THE WORLD. A Shetland Pony That in no Bigger Than a St. Bernard Dcg. The tiniest horse in the world ia only twenty-one inches in height, and is the property of the Mfirchese Car SMALLEST HORSE COMPARED WITH A DOG. cano, a celebrated nobleman horsefancier, whose four-in-hand of small Shetland ponies have taken first prizes at every horse fair in Europe for four or five years. The Marchese Carcano told the Rome correspondent of the New York World that he is about to make a tour of the world with his team of Shetland ponies, and will also take with him his smallest horse, Leo, which has won the gold medal at the Milan. Leo, the smallest horse, is a fullgrown animal which has been reared on the stock farms of the Marchese, and is the sumrisine result of a num ber of interesting experiments. The smallest Shetland ponies are never under eight hands high, which is equal to thirty-two inches, and is eleven inches taller than Leo. The latter is no less remarkable for his perfect symmetry than for his minute proportions. He is a beautiful chestnut, with shaggy tail, which reaches almost to the ground. His neck measures ten inches, and his head from his face is just about six inches. From his forelegs to the hindlegs Leo measures just as much as his height, and his chunky legs are exactly ten inches long. A Bright Retort. Sergeant Garrow once had an architect in the witness-box and thus interogated him: "You are a builder, I believe?" "No, sir, I am not a builder; I am an architect." "Ah, well, builder or architect; architect or builder; they are pretty much the same, I suppose." "No, totally different." "Oh, indeed! Perhaps you will state wherein this great difference consists?" "An architect, sir, conceives the design, prepares the plans, draws out the specifications?in short, supplies the mind. The builder is merely the machine; the architect the power that puts the machine together and sets it going." "Oh, very well, Mr. Architect, that will do. A very ingenious distinction without a difference. Do you happen to know who was the architect of the Tower of Babel?" "There was no architect, sir; hence the confusion there." What Some Plates Cost. The plates that are moat popular among multi-millionaires are of Minton ware. They cost ?2740 each. A plate of plain gold costs just about the same sum. They are very handsome, aa they well might be at the price. These gems for the tablea of the rich have an exquisite painting in the centre of each. Thfcy are painted by the celebrated Boulliniere, and the designs are taken from old miniatures. The coloring of these little pictures is simply exquisite, and every tiny detail of the face, hair and costume ia worked out with the daintiness of perfection. The picture is surrounded by a lacelike pattern in raised acid gold. The edcAH of the nlates are ot>ou work in a lace design, decorated with a running pattern in gold. The Bishop and His Bun. The Bishop of Worcester, England, once had occasion to travel through Banbury by rail. Being desirous to test and at the same time to encourage the far-famed industry of that town, and the train having stopped for a short time at the station, he beckoned J to a small boy standing near at hand and inquired the price of the celebrated buns. "Threepence each," said the boy. The Bishop thereupon handed him sixpence and desired him to bring one to the car, adding: "And with the other threepence you may buy one for yourself." The boy shortly returned, complacently munching his Baubury, and handing the threepence in coppers to the Bishop, exclaimed: "There was only one left, guv'nor."? Baptist Union. There is a little corner in kersey cloth this year, one New York house ' ?? % 4-1-* a -n? V* r?l /i IIUYlllg UUU^Uk up auuuu IUO n uuic available supply. ISONERS TO THE POLICE STATION, police department, and affords a quick and \ ATEMPEEMCE COLUMN. THE DRINK EVIL MADE MANIFEST | IN MANY WAYS. Water Straight?A Famous Doctor's Utterance# Regarding the Use of Llqnoi | ?Qneen Victoria*# Physician Declared | That Alcohol Injured Nerve TUsuei i "What do you drink?" the boozer cried, To youth with health elate. "My drink," the happy boy replied, "Is naught but water straight." Dai years went od, the tempter came, And enrly worked and late, Until at last, with sin and shame, The youth took whisky straight. Ho lost his strength, his manhood, too. j Hank to an abject state. Until the temp'ranoe worker slew His love for whisky straight. And now once more his pristine health, j His cheerful spirits mate, For now he's on the road to wealth, He drinks his water straight. Balancing Accounts. A thickset, ugly-looking fellow was seaiea on aoencnin ine puonu punt, nuu aeemod to be reading some writing on a sheet of paper which he held in his hand. "You seem to be much interested in your writing," I said. > "Yes; I've been flguring my account with Old Alcohol, to see how we stand." "And he comes out ahead, I suppose?" "Every time; and he has lied like sixty." "How did you come to have dealings with him, in the first place?" "That's what I've been writing. You see, he promised to make a man of me, | but he made me a beast. Then he said ; he would brace me up, but he has made me go staggering round and then threw me into the ditch. He said I must drink to be social. Then he made me quarrel with my best friends, and to be the laughing-stock of my enemies. He gave me & black eve and a broken nose. Then I drank for the good of my health. He ruined the little I had, and left me "sick as a dog.' " "Of course." "He said he would warm me up; and I was soon nearly frozen to death. He said he would steady my nerves; but Instead he ?ave me delirium tremens. He said he would give me great strength; and he made me helpless." "To be sure." "Ee promised me courage." "Then what followed?" , "Then he made me a coward, for I beat my sick wife and kicked my little child. He said he would brighten my wits; but Instead he made me act like a fool, and talk like an idiot. He promised to make a gentleman of me; but he made me a tramp." Qaeen Victoria's Physician on Drinking. One of the products of the Victorian era was that noted physician, Sir William Gull, who died but a few years ago, and who for so many years was physician to Her Majesty Queen Victoria. His death, a few years ago, was chronicled all oyer the civilized world as an irreparable loss.to the medical fraternity. It was largely through i his advice and skill that Britain's Queen has been enabled to celebrate the.sixtieth anniversary of her reign and in suoh auspicious health. Among the famous doctor's utterances regarding the use of liquor ' Is the following:"I should join issue at once with those I people who believe that intellectual work | can not be done so well without wine or | alcohol. I should deny that proposition I and liold the very opposite. All alcohol I and all things of an alcoholic nature injure j the nerve tissues, pro tempore, if not alI together; you may quicken the operations | but you do not improve them. It is one of j the commonest things in English society , that people are injured by drink without ; being drunkards. It goes on so quietly j that it is difficult to observe. A man s ' nearest friends frequently will not observe i It." Wreckage. There is a deadly destructive power working tirelessly all over our land. It dej stroys not only homes and property, but men, women and children, to all eternity. In every little hamlet in the great Empire Btate its wreckage may beiound. Look about you and see. In one pretty rural village, whose history dates back nearly a century, and where | families of wealth, culture and refinement made the society delightful, the wreckage is painfully apparent. The broad lands of one of these families have just been sold under mortgage foreclosure, and the family will soon l>e extinct. Dr. Richardson said that alcoholism would in three generations cause the extinction of the family, and this is being proved. In this village are two "gold cure graduates" and a worse than widowed mother caring for five children, who have been deserted by the talented drink-besotted father. Now the death fountains in that village are closed by the will of the sovereign people, but the wreckage remains. Will people ever arise from their deadly lethargy and put this murderous drink traffic down?? National Temperance Advocate. A New Father Matthew. The Rev. Father Hays, of Nottingham, j England, ht>s gone over to Ireland to enter a crusade against drinking. Wherever he goes he is followed by crowds who wish to take the pledge, or grasp his hand or crave ! his blessing. In reply to the question, How | were you first led into this movement? he ; Bllfll' "Well, I wa3 in London and I saw a great deal of the misery and evil caused by Intemperance. All my life I have been a total abstainer. I was intimately connected with Cardinal Manning; and four years ago I spoke in most parts of London. Since I have been ordained a priest and worked among the people in the slums and alleys of the various towns of England, I have be- j come more and more convinced that for the I vast majority of the poorer classes nothing | short of total abstinence can remedy this squalid misery and unhappiness." Infinity Caused by Liquor Consumption, j In an article in the Paris Figaro on "Al- i cohoiism and Madmen," it is shown that at i the beginning of this century comparatively j little liquor was drunk in France. It shows that since 1800, when the practice of dis- j tilling brandy from corn, potatoes, etc., j began in that country, the number of in- | san^j people has increased with the consumption of liquor. In the four years 1826-30 there were 1730 cases of self-destructioi., while from 1S76 tolS80 there were 6259. In Water >*ot In Wine. Durintr the diamond jubilee festivities in India a native prince" in proposing the I health of the Queen, asked the company to drink It, not in the fashion of Europeans, but in a glass of water, which represented | the purity of Her Majesty's character. A Physician's Diagnosis. Life insurance companies are constantly refusing applications from habitual beer drinkers, as statistics have proved ! that such risks aro especially undesirable. ! Not long ago a man was out shooting in ! the Northwest, and by the accidental dis- j cnarge of his sun received a slight flesh , wound. A skilled physician was called iu shortly after, and immediately gave his ) verdict that the man could not live. Sur- ! rrised, and doubting, the friends asked ! how such a slight wound could cause death. Said the physician, "The man has | been an intemperate beer drinker, and his ] blood is in such a condition that bloodpoison is sure to set in from this wound." j The physician was right in his diagnosis, i i Temperance News ami Xotcs. There is one never-failing way to prevent mon from becoming drunkards. Total abstinence is that way. , The treating custom is not only a nuisance but an evil, and one which is respon- j fllblc for a great deal of drunkenness. a learned professor at Geneva, Switzer- j land, states that Franco drinks more alco- j noi aunuaiiy man uny ocuer xmuiou iu Europe. Habits are formed by single nets. If you, J therefore, have a fear of the liquor habit, beware of the single acts?the drink now and again?that make this habit. . i % THE SABBATH SCHOOL. I ( I INTERNATIONAL LESSON COMMENTS F FOR OCTOBER 17. Lesson Text: "PanI Before the Roman ' ^ Governor," Acts ixlv., 10-25?Golden | To*f- Toaluh vll in rAmmantara r\n I the Lesson by liev. D. M. Stearns | 10. AfterflvedaysPaulisnowbeforeFelix, j the governor, and is permitted to speak foi j 1 himself in the presence of his accusers, the high priest and others who have come from 1 Jerusalem to condemn him (verse 1). They * accused him of many things, but all thefi accusations were false (verses 5-9), and i I thus he had increased fellowship with his j Lord in that tbey spoke mischievous thinjrs i ^ of him. imagined deceits and laid to his J charge things he knew not of (Ps. xxxviii., 12; lxix. 4). All manner of fellowship with God and with Christ should be prized by us ( as a gift as much as to believe on Him (Phil, i., 29). . t 11-13. Paul with few words sweeps away i all their accusations as utterly untrue and i j, without foundation. He knew that God s was with him, and he had no fear. He u could calmly face all his accusers, and the t devil himself, their captain. He knew in c his soul that there were more with him than j with them (II Kings vi., 16) and could say: T ''Though my soul is among lions, men whose t teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword, be Thou exalted, 0 r God. My heart is fixed. I will slug and give praise" (Ps. lvii., 4-7). a 14. Here he begins to state the real cause ij of their anger against him. He believed e all things written in the law and in the prophets, and that made him a very trou- * blesome fellow to these religious people, . who did not believe God. A minister in Chicago said the other day that these people calling themselves Bible students were j, very troublesome, and certainly they must " be to such ministers as prefer their own j ease, with lots of cricket and lawn tennis and hunting and fishing, rather than Bible study and real work for God. 15. "There shall be a resurrection of the dead both of the just and of the unjust." This was and Is even to this day a trouble- * some doctrine to many, though plainly t taught even in the cherubim story of Gen. 111.,, and very clearly set forth In Dan. xli., 1-3. Not that just and unjust shall rise at the same time," for Rev. xx., 5, 6, saya that a thousand years shall intervene, and to b this there is no contradiction in all Scrip- f ture, for the hour of John v., 28, will cover e the thousand years as easily as the hour of " John v., 25, has already oovered over 1800 t years. Our Lord Jesus made a very evi- p dent distinction between the two resurrec- * tions when He told a certain one of rewards A at the resurreotion of the just (Luke u riv., 14). t 16. The blessed hope of the return of t< Christ, the resurrection of the righteous P and their rewards for service at His com- fi Ing for His saints is that which purifies us 9 from the defilements and the entanglements d of this present evil world and makes us la- n bortobe ever acceptable to Him. Every 0 believer is accepted in Him (Eph, 1., 6), and o that stands unchanged, but because of this s we seek to be acceptable to Him in all ti things, and trust Him to work in us those a things which are well pleasing in His sight h (Heb. xlit., 21). ii 17-19. Here is a true and Drief statement & of the case as to why he was in Jerusalem and why in the temple when they found mm mere, ana wno nis accusers ougnc 10 have been, if any. The secret of the whole trouble was that which Paul well under- t stood, for he himself was once heartily one with the high priest and elders In their ? hatred of Jesus and the story of His resur- ?j rection from the dead. If Jesus of Naza- J reth was really Israel's Messiah, then the ^ Nation was guilty of crucifying their King, and that they would not submit to. Paul had actually seen Him, and knew that it ? was even so, and that the crucified Christ F was really risen from the dead and was at P the right hand of Cod, Israel's true and }J Dnly Messiah, Son of David, Son of Abraham. ? 20, 21. "Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in auestion by you this ? day." It was that which set the council In Cl an'uproar (xxiii., 6, 7), and they knew It. 3 tt was the resurrection from the dead which . with power declared Him to be the Son of ] God (Rom. i., 4), and the full import of the * great fact is finely set forth in I Cor. xv. Cl There is no gospel, no salvation, no forgive- u aess of sins, no use in preaching, no ground a for faith, no sense in baptism or anyordi- 8 nance of the church if Christ be not risen. 0 His life and death were all in vain If He be ? not risen. But He is risen, and that secures i everything for all who are His or are will- " Ing to become His by faith In Him. * 22. Felix evidently saw more clearly into " the whole business than the high priest and elders wished that he might, and the man who could now give the most Important testimony, next in order, was the chief cap- b tain who* had twice rescued him from the t< Infuriated Jews. There was, therefore, d nothing further to be done till Lysias e should come. The waiting times for the b people of God when the work seems hin- w dered by the indifference or open opposi- n tion of the enemies of God is one of the it mysteries. It would seem from verse 27 l< that Paul was a prisoner at Ctesarea for a two years. Might all this have been escaped tl If he had not insisted upon going to Jeru- a salem just at that time? Anyway, to rest p In the Lord and wait patiently for Him is tl surely good. li 23. Paul is a kind of free prisoner. He w is-under guard, but at liberty to see all F who come to him. So it was also on the a way to Rome and at Rome (xxvll., 3; xxvili., w 16), and Paul doubtless made the best pos- si sible use of his liberty for the glory of God w and to magnify the Lord Jesus, for that ? was the whole aim of his life and the end n of all his teaching (Gal. 11., 20; Phil. 1., 20, b 21). Let each one ask, Can I say truly "For me to live is Chri9t?'* "I live, yet not I, but Ohrist liveth in me?". "Christ shall be magnified." 24. How glad Paul would be of this op- ' portunity to set forth the faith in Christ, * and especially to a Jewess, for one of his mottoes was, "To the Jew first" ("Rom. 1., v 16). He did not need time to think out ot prepare his discourse, for he was full of it, ? or rather of Christ, and always ready for v such an opportunity. Every preacher P should be so full of the word of God that tl when an opportunity to speak Is afforded ^ he could trust the Spirit to nt me message in bis lips (Trov. xxii., 18; Math, x., 20). ? 25. "He reasoned of righteousness, tem- k perance and judgmont to come." We may n imagine without difficulty, from his epis- C ties, on what lines ho would reason and I t! whence he would get his arguments. He | h always reasoned out of the Scriptures (Acts b xvii., 2), and never in the words which j it man's wisdom teacheth (I Cor., ii., 4). On righteousness he would certainly show its necessity, that no man has it nor can get it of himself, but that God has provided if fully in Christ and gives it freely to whosoever will.?Lesson Helper. ~ o ALL KANSAS ALARNTtD. ? Severe Outbreak of Tuberculosa on State j a Agricultural Farm. The iJoard of Regents of the Kansas Stato p Agricultural College at Manhattan has dis- u cohered that the eattlc, sheep and hogs kept on the college farm are Infected with tuberculosis. The men who have been employed in the stables are seriously ill, and "i tho man who had direct charge of the cat- f? tie is not expected to live, having been suf- tl fering from the disease for several months. ! '1 Mrs. C. Georgson, wife of one of the pro- I P fessors, has also been ill for several weeks. | h and it is reported that she became infected j tl by using milk from the diseased cows. ? Paul Wilcox, an assistant, is also suffering I F from tuberculosis, and his life is despaired ! of. He contracted the disease while hand- j ling tUe cattle. The existence of the disease was discovered by Professor A. B. Cottrell, the newly j elected professor of agriculture. He reported the matter to the meeting of tho Board of Regents, an.l immediate action was taken to secure an expert investigation of the malady. The Regents will su- j ~?. n.u ,if Government experts in I ranking n thorough examination*. The j w whole .State is excited over the discovery, j C< ' " i in ; ti Indian Squaw Commit* Suiclile. ! The wife of Black Hawk, an Indian ehiof ; tu of Oklahoma, heard that he was going to ! >( cast her off and get a new squaw and she I tf cut her throat. It was the first suicide 0/ j tl % squaw in the Cheyenne tribe. J ta - ? j w4 I'rprty mc rmn. A' peach thirteen and three-quarters inches in circumference was raised in Me* Minn County. Tennessee, this season. riVmm iOD'S MESSAGE TO MAN. 'REGNANT THOUGHTS FROM THE WORLD'S GREATEST PROPHETS. . . .7 ["he Season's Calm?Promise of Strength Our Anchor?The Attraction of the Divine-Turn Toward the Sun-"May We Forget Time," Our Prayer. ?he quiet August noon has come; A slumberous silence fills the sky; 'he fields are still, the woods are dumb, In glassy sleep the waters lie. 5enenth the open sky abroad, Among the plants and breathing things, ['he sinless, peaceful work of God, I'll share the calm the season bring; ?William Cullen Bryant. Vj? Jod's Promise of Strength Our Anchor. In a peculiar manner the Christian may >e fortified for what he is called upon to enlure. The consciousness of reserve power s in itself a source of confidence and trength. Sailors do not fear the storm very auch so long as their vessel is stanch and here are strong anchors and reliable cables n board; so the Christian enters upon the luties and responsibilities of a new day rith confidence because he knows where hero ace unfailing resources upon which he an draw. God's promise of daily strength 3 like a sure anchor, that holds even in the nost terrifific tempests -of life. That nchor never fails; that cable never parts. ?he Christian must not expect exemption from the cares, burdens and disappointments of this life. They will come. ,nd may come like an avalaoche. "Many, ays the Psalmist, "are the afflictions of the ighteous, but the Lord delivereth him out .yl f them all." And the way of deliverance 3 frequently through the acceptance of the trength that He gives to meet the daily need. n view of these things the child of God hould take courage, and bear with patience whatsoever burden may be placed upon his houlders. Bear the burden just for today, ? nd let the strength that God imparts help ou to bear it. Deliverance may come tolAMiAm Pq nofJantan/l hA hAnflfnl ?fihpffl- . Vj iaii Advocatef r The Attraction of the Divine. In the art of eleotrotyplng, after the type ias been put togather.and the form is ready orthe printer, it is fastened and left in the lectric bath. It must not be disturbed. If t sits there quietly and undisturbed for wenty-four hours, all the particles of coper that are diffused throughout the bath rill be drawn by an irresistible and untenable attraction and gather themselves ;pon the form of type that lies there, and at he end of twenty-four hours these scatered particles of copper have become a re- i t iroductlon of the form of type and ready hemselves to reproduce the printed pages. !o God enters the soul of man, resting unisturbed, quiet, ther^ All the various elelents of the devout soul gather around the tod that is in him. And after a little period f repose with God, behold, the man himelf has become a duplicate form of the God bat dwelt in him, and is ready to be printed nd scattered broadcast, impressing not imself, but the God that in the quiet rested a him, that he might becomo, first, godlike, nd then a voice and an interpreter of God. -Lyman Abbott, D. D. . Turn Toward the Snn. / There are some flowers which always turn .-ij sward the sun. There was a little potted ose hush in a sick room which I visited. It at in the window. One day I noticed that tie one rose on the bush was looking toward be light. I referred to it, and the siok roman said that her daughter had turned be rose around several times toward the arkness of the room, but that each \ y' XjS Ime the little flower had twisted itself ack, until again .its face was toward the , V" Ight. It would not look Into the darkness. , he rose taught me a lesson?never to llow myself to look toward any gloom, but istantly to turn from it. Not a moment '? hould we permit our eyes to be inclined 3ward anything sinful. To yield to -one loment's sinful act is to deflle the soul. 'he Bible says in its every verse, "Turn * rrom the wrong, the base, the low, the unrorthy, to the .right, the pure, the noble, be godlike." We should not allow even an nholy thought to stay a moment in our lind, but should turn from its vary first sugestion.with face full toward Christ,the holy ne. But we should train ourselves to turn, lso,'from all shadows and discouragements. here is always a bright side, and we should nd it. Discouragement Is full of danger. It reakens and hurts the life.?Rdv. J. B. Mil>r, D. D. "May We Forget Time," Oar Prayer. Eternal One, what are our days and years ut drops in the one riverj? They are much o us, they are as nothing to thee. Thou wellest ia eternity, trotn everiasung 10 verlasting thou art God. We are troubled y momenta, we look forward to tomorrow . , rith distress and fear; we look back and see otbing but a gaunt row of dead days lookig reproachfully at us. May we not enter )r one moment the sanctuary of eternity nd be with thee whose years are eternal, hat from thy throne we may look down on 11 the restlessness and folly, all the disapointment and tumult of what we call ime? Thy Son, our Saviour, was always ftlng our thoughts up to higher things. He rould not have us distressed; his word was: ear not little flock; take no thought for the iorrow. Lord, increase our faith. If thou rilt increase our faith thou wilt increase our irength. our insight, our patience. Thou rilt take away from us the sting and the 'eight of fear and fill us with the perfectess of love. . These are great gifts we ask, ut we ask them of a great Giver. Amen. Christ the Hidden Jewel. You remember the scene in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice" when the suitors for ortia's hand choose between the caskets? ae golden, the silver, the leaden. The * vjj alue is not in the casket, it is in the por-oitnf PnrM* that li?g within, and he who ' nils the portrait wins the living bride. The alue of our Bible is not in its words and hrases?these are the mere caskets; it is in ie Christ whose portrait is contained in the i ? ' rhole Book, from the opening scene in the harden to the closing scene at the Judglent. And he best uses the Bible who nows how to open this casket, to look beeath its words and phrases, to see the hrist whose image is enshrined there, and ien to look up and see the living Christ at . is side and take him as a friend and a ridegroom because lie has found this divine nage in the Book?Lyman Abbott, D. D. ' i'<t r,1 Christ a Living Truth. In Christ there is not given to us a fault!ss essay on the loveliness of self-consecraon to convince our reason how beautiful it i; but there is given to us a self-consecrated no, a living truth, a livinu person, a life aat was beautiful, a death that we feel in ur inmost hearts to have been divine* and 11 this in order that the spirit of that conscrated life and consecrated death, through >ve and wonder and deep enthusiasm, may t ass iuto us and sanctify us also to the truth 1 life and death.?F. VV. Robertson. * % i cv Now mark how the Father draweth men nto Christ. When somewhat of this per;et good is discovered and revealed within 10 soul of man. as it were in a glance or ash, the soul coneeiveth a longing to aproach unto the perfect goodness and unite erself unto the Father. And the stronger le yearning groweth, the more is revealed nto her, the more she is drawn toward the ather.?Theologia Gormanica. i 0 awful joy ! 0 life divine! 0 bliss too great, too full! Earth, man, heaven, angels, all ard thine, And thou art God's, my soul: ?Disciples' Hymn-Book. Raised Ihelr Own Collin Wood. James Swan an wife, and aged and ealthy couple living on a farm in Ingham aunty, Michigan, fifty years ago, planted their dooryard a cherry tree, of which ley became very proud, because ic ^ L W >V > straight and to such a great size. After ilking it over for several year.?, the pair included to be buried in coffins made from leir favorite tree; so several months ago 10 tree was felled and a mammoth log iken to Mason, from which the burial iskets will bo made. Italy's Vineyards. The vineyards of Italy cover nearly 8,000, 10 acres.