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Go to your grocer to-day II* and get a 15c. package of i Grain 4) tit takes the place of coffee at \ the cost. v Made from pure grains it $mL i3 nourishing and healthiw 1?"'*'ttitjWjjfprocergt?es yon GRA.CT-0. Cultivation of Grape Fruit. Grape 'rnit has always been grown in southern California, but only lately has there been any demand for it. It is practically a new luxury. But prices are high, the consumption is large and mauy people are therefore going into the business. A man named AlcUinnis, near Pasadena, has twelve trees from which he shipped last year fiftynine boxes of grape fruit that brought him an average of $5 a box. Thus far the shipments of grape fruit from this part of the country have been furnished from a lew scattering trees. There has been no cultivation until the last few years, but now the people are setting out extensive orchards and are grafting the trees up in a skillful manoer to improve the fruit and increase (he juice and reduce the percentage of pnlp. 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As the genuine Syrup of Figs is manufactured by the California Fig Svrup Co. only, a knowledge of that fact will assist one in avoiding the worthless imitations manufactured by other par-, ties. The high standing of the Cali- ; fornia Fig Svrup Co. with the medical profession, and the satisfaction I which the genuine Syrup of Figs has given to millions of families, makes the name of the Company a guaranty ] of the excellence of its remedy. It is far in advance of all other laxatives, as it acts on the kidneys, liver and bowels without irritation or weakening them, and it does not gripe nor nauseate. In order to get its beneficial effects, please remember the name of the Company ? CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. SAN FRANCISCO. Cat tonsVH,l.E. K-r. NEW YORff. IT. . New Forests in England. An English writer, in discussing the question of the unemployed, suggests thatthewaste lands of tlie United Kingdom be planted with trees to insure a good supply of wood in the near future. This visionary is worried by the wooden things imported into England from America. He says: "A visit to the docks elicited a deal of curious information. The manufacture of such useful little articles as clothes pegs, umbrella sticks, mouse traps and skewers has almost ceased in this country, yet the profit attaching to these goods must be considerable, or it would not pay to cut down the timber, make the goods, pay the railway charges to the nearest port, then expenses of shipping them from America to England, cost of unloading, middleman's charges, cost of carriage to the places where they are sold and cartage to the shops. The same applies to oars?of which, at the docks, there were a vast numberrollers for washing machines, lathes, flooring boards and palings. The coopers' trade is also declining. America sends over enormons quantities of wood all cut to measurement, with staves, heads and wooden hoops complete. All that the coopers have to do is to put them together."?New York Press. Costly Wall Paper. A vast sum of monev can be paid for a really choice wall paper. The most costly wall paper ever designed is metalled and lacquered, the lacquer preventing the metal from becoming tarnished by the atmosphere. The paper which, unlike the cheaper wall papers, is hung horizontally, and not perpendicularly, is made in lengths of twelve yards, and costs no less tlian ?60 per piece. The designs for these expensive papers are by the leading irtists of the day, who receive heavy fees, and the cost of metalling and lacquering is really enormous, &o that the profit on a wall paper sold at $5 per yard is, after all, not very great, tt is interesting to note that very often the papers are mounted ou calico and placed upon the wall in such a way Viaf. wViah t.lie tenant. moves to another aouse or flat, be may take his costly wall paper with him. ?Detroit Free Press. Intuitive Knowledge of the Klcoln. The Bicols in the Philippines are miners by atavism. They intuitively know th? contents of gold of the quartz they raise, and untiringly reject barren stone. Using no tools besides crowbars and wedges, without explosives and pumps, without appliances worth the name except a rough copy of the Mexican arrastra, the natives have accomplished an incredible amount of work. Near Paracale they have levelled a hill to a few feet above sea level. They win the gold by washing auriferous gravel and sand and finely pounded quartz, and their women are the cleverest gold washers. Where the precious metal is particularly fine, they do the last o-aahinc in water to which the inucilae iuouh juice of a native plant called gogo has been added. This retains the sand, but allows the gold to sink to the bottom of the pan. l>oc* Fight a Wildcat. Sim Randall, a Gulf Summit lumberman, and his two dog3 treed a big I wildcat near the Cascade. The cat hid j in the branches of the tree, and while llandall was circling around in the | brush and fallen timber to catch sight j of the beast it sprang with a scream | upon his back. The cat struck Ran- i dall with such force as to knock him ' down. Immediately the two dogs flew at the animal to protect their master, and a terrific rough-and-tumble fight followed. The dogs made it so hot for the cat that it ran up another tree. Randall then shot it dead.?New York i Press. .Japan to Improve Telephones. The Imperial Diet of Japan has voted to expend 812,800,000 within the next seven years for the improve ment of ttie Ciovernmeni teiepnone i system, and a young electrical engineer named Riuja Xakayama has been sent to the United States for the purpose of investigating the latest invention and improvements along that line. Japanese electricians will do all the work. " Hume spent fifteen years in collecting materials and -writing his "History of England," and two years more in revising and correcting it. A TEMPERANCE COLUMN. THE DRINK EVIL MADE MANIFt-Sl IN MANY WAYS. The ItMnon* Why Jn Spit* of the Violent Opposition oT the Hindoos, the Rum Truffle Goes on Increnslns in IndiaClub Life Under Ideal Conditions. Dr. Francis E. Clark, President of the Christian Endeavor Uuion, in his "Travels in India." deals forcibly with the liquor problem in that country. It is a fact that hardly requi.-es mentioning that after Christians with ttii Bible came to Iudin, professing Christians witft whisky, giu and rum followed, aud despite the violent opposition of the Hiudoos, the most temperate people on earth, the traffic in rum has goue ou increasing. Dr. Clark, in this volume, gives one anecdote, as follows: In a Hindoo club iu the envlrous of Madura tbe conversation turned on the tempera uce question, aud I was obliged to l>luih in good earnest for the branch of the Arvau race which I represented before my brothers of another branch. In the most perfect English?pronunciation, inflection, modulation, the best Bostoneso?they complained pathetically and bitterly of the evils oI intemperance which the Government had forced upou the:o. "We Brahmans are teetotallors by religion, custom, birth and tradition," said one; 'but the Government under which we live is foroiug the liquor curse upon us against our will. Eveu when wo struggle to free ourselves, it is no use. Our rule.-s think more of revenue than they do of our souls nud bodies, and would send us all to perdition for the sake cf raising the taxes more easily. We are trying to get :i law passed to prohibit the sale of liquor in any dlstritt where three-fourths of tbe puoplo of the district or city ward petition against it. But eveu that the officials will not allow, and our country will bo cursed by liquor, we fear, in spite of all." "But what happens," said I, "when a Brahmau drinlts iutoxicnting liquor?" "He is excommunicated at once," was the prompt reply, "if it is known. No Brahman driuks intoxicants except in a secret and underhanded way." "But do you mean to say that no liquors or wines are sold or drunk in your club?" I inquired again. "That is just what wo mean," they replied. "No drop of liquor ever has been sold, or ever shall be sold, so long as we are in control. In fact, the question That is agitating the club now is whether bottled lemonade and soda-water shall be sold, and after a warm discussion it has been decided by a large majority in tho negative. We do not wish to introduce foreign drinks of auy kind. Soda is associated with whi-ky and brandy, and we will not have the taint of a saloon about our ciub. Coffee and tea are good euough for us." When I said good-bv to my hospitable temperance hosts, they asked me to write a eentiment in their club book. My sentiment was, "I rejoice that there is one club on the face of tlie earth where liquor Is not sold, one clubhouse that does not reek witb the fumes of wine and tobacco." Tlie Making of a Man. I want to tell you a true story to-day about a young man who became famous. Like ma'uy another poor fellow, he was a slave of tlie fearful habit of drink. This Is the story: One day when a rich and talented young lady of Richmond, Va., was out driving, she cams upon a young man who lay beside th*? road, drunk. Moved by pi!y, *he alighted from her carriage and placed her handkerchief over the young man's face, then continued her ride. Some days Inter the young man called to see her, and said, "I am ashamed to look you In the face. I am the man you so kindly cared for the other day. I found your name on the handkerchief, and have come to thank you for your kindness. I have signed the pledge. With my hand on ?_ BII.I. I I my iDULoer 9 x?;uiu, & unvc owuiu, v?uu woIng my helper, that I wl'd never drink another drop ot intoxicating liquor." He kept his pledge. His rescuer became bis wife. He was a young man of rare talents, and it was not long before be became widely known ns a brilliant writer. His name was Wililam Wirt. He became the Attomey-Geueraf of the United States, nnd was once nominated for the Presidency. This little act gave to America one of her greatest lawyers.?Christian Inquirer. A Significant Fact. What a measure of significant meaning lies in the fact that so often in times of emergency and peril, as in the case of riots and other public disturbances, one of the first acts of the authorities is to order the closing of all the saloons. This has bean done repeatedly in the mining regions in recent years when riotous proceedings were on" foot, aud a similar measure has been adopted at radons times by our military commanders in Cuban cities. But if the saloon fills such a necessary place in the life of the world as some would have us believe, if it is, on the whole, an institution that ought to bo licensed aud tolerated generally, why should its influence bo so feared aud dreaded in times of public peril? If it has an inherent and legitimate place in the uatural order of things, why should its operations bo suspended at any time or anywhere? If the saloon works any good in times of peace, why not in' time? of war? We pause for a reply. The Secret Drinker. The secret drinker is no doubt injured in the same way as otheis, and liia foolish efforts to conceal this act intensifies the injury, which after a time breaks out in some unexpected form, ending fatally. Tho sudden, unexpected death of persons previously supposed to be well, Has lu many cases "revealed the fact of secret spirit drinking of many years' duration, with destruction of vitality and general decadence. Life Insurance companies are often aware oi' this fact, and appeal for help, but it is exceedingly difficult to convict or prove 3eoret drinking in a man with a large Insurance, and more difficult after death to bring out this fact. The law in these cases will seldom allow presumptive evidence: it must be direct and positive of the use or spirits. Unmistakable insanity is present in some cases, seen in the usual cunning and wise calculation to procure spirits and conceal its effects.?Christian Work. Note* of the Crusade. The saloon bird may be known by Its nest nnd nestlings. It is reported that more than 2000 sa 1 1 1.~ U 1 XU .?.1 I w\ n.iKft filnrtA loons navy ireeu e^iauusucu iu uuvu s> the close of the war. Tolstoi, we are told, Is ateeto^ls.r and a vogeterian, He never takes tea, coffee, butter, egt;5, milk, ebeese or sugar. There were 73,955 convictions of men and 30,734 convictions of women for drunkenness in England and Wales last year. The German Association Against the Misuse of Spirituous Drinks has issued a circular to the students of Germany uskiug that the compulsion iu the corps and vereins to drink beer be done away with. Tue principles of toetotalism appear to be maklug way stea-lily iu Scotlaud, notwithstanding the enormous waste of expenditure which still gops on iu intoxicating drinks among the working classes. The woman who does not understand the art of making over her last year's bonnet should never marry a drunkard to reform him. Frances E. Willnrd made herself popular by doing unpopular things, ami she made unpopular things popular Decause she did them. It has been judicially decided in Georgia that sa'oons may not legally open their door.? after the polls are closed on election day. The act prohibiting the salo of intoxicating liquors within 2000 feet of the National Soldiers' Homes at Danville and Quincv, III., has been approved by tho Governor and is now a law. Of 13,402 convicts examined by a committee of experts it wax found that liquor was one of the causes of the crime in lifty per cent, of the cases. It was a first cause in thirty-one per cent. Contrary to tho general impression the number of saloons in Arizona is comparatively small. In Navajo County, for example, which covers an area of 10.000 square miles, there are only nine drinking places. Almost, without exception, all great LonJon nlirelalonc urirf a!1 Prfi/lt SUrCfcOnS. iir6 in lavor of total abstinence. _ THE SABBATH SCHOOL 1 ^ ??? * INTERNATIONAL LESSON COMMENTS ' fr* FOR JUNE 25. Quarterly review?Golden Text: "Till* Is a J Faithful Sayinff, and Worthy of All Ao reflation, That Christ Jesus Cutne Into the World to Save Sinners"?I Tim. i.,10 Lesson I. Here we meet the mourning j . sisters of Lazarus, grieving because of bis | death, and sorrowing because Jesu9 bad j not been present to prevent death. The tender sympathy of Jesus is portrayed, foi He wept. Yet to the bereaved sisters He declared, "I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in Mo though he tvere dead yet shall he live." In the company of Jews, who were mourning friends, i were those who mocked Jesus because of j His human sympathy, and there were I nfhuM rrhn trprfl nnlv imDreSSBd With HiS I humanity. Yet these were permitted to see His "divine power displayed in tbe J resurrection of Lazarus. i Lesson II. Though the raisin? of j Lazarus was a great blessing and a divine ; miracle, Jesus sought retirement to escape | the malice of the Jews. At tlie end of two or three months Ho returned to the home j of Lazarus. Here His friends honored | Him by tnaKing a feast. On either side at ; tbe table sat a living witness to the power i i of Christ; one was Simon, oealedof leprosy, ! j and Lazarus, the man w:io had been dead j j four days. The gratelul Mary poured forth ! the emblem of her love In tbe precious J | ointment. The gilt at once seemed es- i : travagant and wasteful to tbe covetous j ! Judas. He could not withhold his rei bul:e, to which Jesus responded, giving i I Mary the approval which placed her name | ! upon tho record which we pursue with ! ! reverent delight. Le?son III. At tbe table prepared to eat ! the Passover supper on Thursday evening, I Jesus ?at with the twelve. The compauy | had journeyed from Bethany to Jerusalem, j where tbey assembled in the upper room ! prepared lor Jesus and His dl9clples. No j servant wa3 present. The usual duty of J washing the feet before the meal had not I been performed. Their time was taken up i in dispute. All wanted to bo greatest, yet j none was ready to take the way leading to I that goal. There was One only in the j midst that was truly great; Ho arose and i laid aside His mantle, and girding Himself i with a towel, in full costume of a slave, ; stooped and washed His disciples' feet. ; Then followed tbe earnest exhortation of j Jesus, showing how impossible it was to be j truly great and able to lead when destitute of true humility. Lesson IV. Troubled and distressed on I account of their own shortcomings, and tbe | utter failure of Judas and the warning of j I Peter's future failure, tbe disciples were in j danger of a complete defeat. Knowing all their thoughts, and seeing their future ! trials, Jesus urged tbe disciples to fortify i their hearts against trouble. Faitb was was tbe key into this secret of success. Promisas of future success and a final home ! in beaven were conditional to them upon 1 tbe exercise of true faith. I Lesson V. As faith would be protection | against trouble of heart, so love would ! prove the test of obedience. To those truly j devoted to Christ, whose loving obedience : j made them tbe sincere disciples of Christ, j was given the promise of the indwe'.ling | j presence of Christ in tbe person of the Hol> i | Ghost, who should be to them Comforter, I i Guide and Teacher. To all who put love | ! in livelv action, seen in obedience, the love j j of the Father and Son was vouchsafed. ! Lesson VI. Before leaving the upper ; room where Jes'-is had eaten with His disci' pies, and after He bad encouraged their ; faith and promised them the Comforter, | Jesus illustrated the union between Himi self and His disciples by the beautiful figure ! of the vine and (the branches. Hera He i emphasized the importance of abiding faith and love. Lesson VII. In the quiet hours of the night, in the garden of Getbsemane, after the supper and the various lessons and the i. last prayer for His disciples, Jesus drank the bitter cup of His agony. Alone, while His disciples slept, He drank the cup which j the Father had given Him. His soul was calmed and strengthened. Here Judas met his Master face to face. He knew the place where He would be, for He had often resorted hither for prayer and instruction with Him. It wns late, yet Judas was at hand with anjarmed force to betray Jesus into the custody of His enemies. Lesson VIII. Only a few hours before. Peter had been full of eagerness to defend ills Lord. Not even the Boman noldiers or | | officers daunted bis courage. His sword : j was put into use without a single order for i it. Yet in the palace of the high priest | Peter was a coward. Seeing his Master stand before tbe high priest in nn illegal I trial seemed to awaken no heroism in Him. I He tbree times declared he kqew not Jesus, j Now he beholds bis Master struck.by nn | officer, and He has no testimony to offer [ i in His. favor. This surely was timo of I | Chr st's humiliation. Lesson IX. Bound in chains-and led . ! forth as a condemned criminal, Jesus was j j ushered into tbe presence of the Roman ' governor, where His death sentence was j to bo pronouuced.^False witnesses and governors failed to provo Jesus guilty, yet be- 1 cause the chief priests stirred up the peo- j pie and the clamor arose so high, Fllate ! scourged Jesus and delivered Him to tbe ' Jews. Him they most needed they most cruelly bated. Lesson X. Since sunrise Jesus had been before the Sanhearin, Pilate, Herod, and , again before Pilate.* und it was but nine | o'clock when He was crucified. Every ar- j ] rangement was made, and the journey from I the hall of judgment to Golgotha was be ' cnn. Guarded bv four soldiers and bear- I inc Hi9 cross, Jesu9 was led forth to Hl9 i I death. Among tbo jeering crowds were the I j chief priests and officers, but there wore also a few friends who followed the Master j I weeping as they weat. Unable to bear the ! I weight of His cross all the way, Simon of . j Cyrene was seized and pressed Into service. | j The first utterance from the cross wan a ! I prayer for His murderers. Jeered by the ! thief on one side Jesus made no response, j but quickly answered In promise to the i penitent thief on. the other side. So dei voted was He to the interests of home and j family that He spoke to His mother and I John concerning their future comfort. He | was the Sacrifice offered, and His atone' ment was made. Then He said: "I thirst," i and "It is finished," and, last of all, He said: "Father, into Thy hands I commend j My spirit," and died. Lesson XI. Faithful women were first at the sepulchre, prepared to anoint the body of their Lord. But the scene had changed. I There was a vacant tomb. Angels were present to say Christ was risen. Mary was J constant In her love but bewildered In her I faith. She became tue first messenger Jesus i I sent to declare the glad news ofu living Cuilst. Lesson XII. The story of r? risen Christ I continued to be told, until there were disi clples throughout the land. In Colosse, where heatheDism had thrived, the Gospel I was planted and souls were made alive in ! Christ Jesus. Change of time does not | change the standard of CDrisuao nvinp. i j Paul, in writing to the church of Colosse, ! maintained the same standard that was held up on the day of Pentecost. WALKED AND BEAT A TRAIN. A Catileman Wing ? \V?jer in a Very Novel .Hftco. Charles L. Buel has won Ills bet that he could walk from Trevor, Wis., to Chicago und beat the stock train between those points. The towns aro sixty miles npart, , ! und Buel covered the distance in thirteen [ I hours, and sat iu Chicago Jive hours be- i ! fore his steam-driven rival i-tit in an ap- I pearanee. C. A. Kleman wagered $500 that I Buel could not beat the train, and it is said that others put up ?23.000 011 the feat. A : iniiihtv crowd waited for^Btiel at the Stock j l'ards and yelled itself boars". Buel,who is a cattleman, shipped two car- i loads or 9h<-cp from Trevor last February, I j and when they arrived at tho Stock Yards j many of the sheep were dea l and many I . others badly trampled. Bui'l was very an| gry at the railroad company's slow service, I and declared tnat he could walk the distance In less tiino than it took the train. A Xoted SIOOO Cat Dead. Death bv paralysis has robbed tbe Bores 'ord Cat CJub, 01 O'lnengo, 01 us reuuwueu i | Angora, the beautiful Queeuie. The muchidmired pussy, which was valued at 82000, ! was many times judged by experts as the I ; finest specimen of the Ansora type la the i . United States. Qnlck VTork oil a New Trench CraUcr. The new French Cruiser SufTren, of 12,504 tons, the construction of which was begun ou Januarv 5, will be launched on 1 ' July 25. j GOD'S MESSAGE TO MAN, PREGNANT THOUCHTS FROM THE WORLD'S CREATEST PROPHETS. ff Christ Were Here Toniclit?How Wet May H?s With Jegim ? A Sttir<ly and Cheerful Faith ? Cliarnctcr tlie Most Potent Influence?Ignoring the Keality [f Christ wefe here tonight and saw me tired And Half afraid another step to take, I think He'U know the thing my heart desired And ease that heart of all its throbbing ache. If Christ were here in this dull room of mine That gathers up so many shadows dim ; I am quite sure its narrow space would shine And kindle into glory, around Hioi. If Christ were here.I might not pray so long. My prayer would have such little way to KO," 'Twould break into a burst of happy song, So would my joy and gladness overflow. If Chn'ot were here tonight, I'd touch the hem Or bi? iair seamless robe, and stand complete In wholeness and in whiteness; I. who stem Such waves of puiu, to kneel at His dear feet. If Christ wers here tonight. I'd tell Him all Tho loail I carry for the ones I love. The blinded ones, who grope and faint and fall, Following false guides, not seeking Christ above. If Christ were here! Ah, faithless soul and weak. Is not the Master ever close to thee? Deaf is thine ear, that can'st not hear Him speak, Dim is thine eye, His face that cannot see. Thy Christ is here, and never far away, He entered with theo when ihou earnest in; His strength was thine through all the busy day, He knew thy need, He kept thee pure from sin. Thy blessed Christ is in thy little rooin, Nay more, the Christ himself is in thy heart; Fear not, the dawn will scatter darkest gloom, And Heaven will be of thy rich life a part. ?Margaret E. Sangster in The Congregationalism How We May Be With Jenns. Imagination is given to us for the purpose of furnishing us the meaus whereby we may get at the personal characters of God's message in Holy Writ. We read the Sermon on the Mount. One way is which to read it is to get tho meaning of its propositions regarded purely as impersonal utterances. But this is not the better way. Let us bring the imagination into the field. Let us go with the crowd to the hills; let us press into the inner circle of the company of the Master's chosen friends as Ho sits to teach them; let us hear Him speaking with high authority and winsome persuasiveness, not to the multitude or to the Twelve, but to us. And we shall come from our Bible reading as from a personal interview. We have not gone through a solitary exercise now. We have been with Jesus. ThU is a legitimate use of the imagination, and we neglect it too much. The ideal in all devotional reading is to get into personal contact, through the imagination, with our author, and this is especially true when the book is the Bible. What an unappropriated treasure may be appropriated by using this method! It gives us the priceless opportunity to meet in friendly council with the great teachers of our faith. It enables us to have for our friends all the strong spirits of the sturdy ages. And, best of all, it enables us to enter the inner circle of the friends of Christ and sit with Him again in the upper room. A Stnnly and Cheerful Faith. Faith is persuasive and even aggressive in a becoming sense and manner. That is, it means 60 much to him thut hns it that others should acknowledge his Lord that ho does his best, so far as he can tactfully and effectively, to lay the claims of the gospel before all who have not accepted them. His faith is broad and inclusive in its reach and its invitation. Believing that whatsoever will may come to Christ, he acts upon this level of confidence. But It is noticeable that bis faith, positive and intense although it is, is neither harsh nor intolerant in spirit. It is tenderly sympathetic. It makes allowances for the shortcomings and frailties of others, remembering its own frequent consciousness of the need of pardon. Its kindliness penetrates and wins where nothing else could^enter. The faith of 6uch a Christian always is growing. The longer you watch it, the sturdier and cheerier it V.nzinmIf M n/)o nnfiAiipnnamtinf on/1 wcwvuirs, lb nuuo cuuvuin^taicak uuu nourishment everywhere, even in what nt first Beems forbidding and evil. And it affords an inward serenity which nothing can seriously disturb and a power of influence to which no ordinary words can do justice. Character the Mont Potent Influence. The question of influence becomes important as soon a9 one has consciously entered upon the Christian life. More than ever be appreciates the immense possibilities of his influence for both good and ill. How i3 it to be exerted? How can it be made most effective in aiding the work of Christ in other human hearts? His first impulse is to testify in the name of Christ to some friend. Often he is advised to do this. It may be well that he do so. Certainly his testimony ought to be given whenever and wherever it seems likely to have weight. But testimony and appeal sometimes produce but little effect. Their sincerity is not doubted, but the result is the same. It takes a long time to learn thoroughly that the most potent religious influence is that of- character. Testimony and appeal too often fail because anticipated. Those to whom they are offered discount them to some extent beforehandhave an opportunity, as it were, to fortify themselves* io defence. Moreover they are answerable. They permit and sometimes prompt argument, and nrgument is as likely to confirm the opponent in his own conviction as to convince him of oura. Service the Crown of Love. Does an unnecessary sacrifice, a useless sacrifice, reveal love in a way that moves and compels our hearts? No. The ranii who holds his hand in the fire, merely to prove his devotion, may say that he does it for your sake, but he does it really for his own sake. But the man who gives up his life to rescue you from an actual peril,commands your love because he is your Saviour. Tho crown of love is service. Tho glory of sacrifice is usefulness. The love of Christ, the sacrifice of Christ, draw their deepest power upon the inner life of man from the conviction that they really have accomplished tho deliverance of sinners from tho cuiit and curse and doom or sin.?Henry Van Dyke, D. D. Ignoring the Keallt.v. Rome of us think and say a good deal about "a sense of His presence;" and sometimes rejoicing in it, sometimes going mourning all the day long because we have It not; praying for it. ana not always seeming to receive what we ask; measuring our own position, and sometimes even that of others by it; now on the heights, now in the depths about it. And alJ this April-like gleam and gloom instead of steady summer glow, because we are turning our attention upon the sense of His presence, instead of the changeless reality of it!?Francis Ilidiey Havergai. Wooeu l?y Mall. The Rev. H. Thompson, pastor of th.e Presbyterian Church, nt Grant's Pass, 3re.. and Mrs. Laura N'ayior were married i few days ago at Santa Cruz, Cal. For Jfteen years Mrs. Naylor had been a mistionary in Japan and she had not met Mr Thompson for twenty-seven years. Prior :o that time she was a member of Dr. Thompson's church in an Indiana town and ^as a friend of his former wife. Five ,'ears ago Mr?. 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They gallop along until they reach the point in the river where the current has its swjftest flight. There they dismount and cut into the ice until they have cleared a small pool of water which extends across the rapid current almost from one bank of the river to the other. ' A net is then sunk to the bottom of the stream and stretched across it at the open pool bo that not a single flsh can swim beyond its maavioo tviATi ilia linrcca ore mallnfl and the Cossacks turn tack and ride along the edge of the rirer for about four or five miles. Tben the band wheels about and gallops rapidly along the ice-covered stream, making a picture that would delight a Schreyer or a Fromentin. The loud cannonade caused by the beating of the horses' hoofs on the surface of the ice terri- J fies the sturgeon and they swim \ quickly in advance of their pursuers, ' tumbling finally in swarms into the net that waits their capture.?London Telegraph. Marvelous Eacape From Death. 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