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perb 110086 toilet or morning gown
suitable for aDy time of the year is a
successful creation of a New York
SIMPLE MOBNING GOWN.
(It is made of white pique or duck, with
bands of black or dark blue linen duck,
i From Harper's Bazar.)
house. The material is a brilliant iridescent
Persian chifton, of the softest,
richest coloring. The whole dress is
appliqued over with black-thiead lace
in graceful conventionalized flowerlike
figures, the lace in turn being
outlined with rucked baby velvet ribbon
the shade of Parma violets. There
is a V from the throat to the point of
the bust of heavy cut wbite lace over
satin, a white satin belt and very long |
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BOX REEFER FO]
slightly shirred sleeves. As will be
noted, the skirt trails all around and
is very clinging, falling below the rich
satin underslip on which it is mounted.
Boys' Box Keefer.
The popular school coat for a boy
is the box reefer of a style similar to
the one shown in the large engraviug.
After twelve or thirteen years of
age, boys more frequently wear
trousers than knickerbockers, except,
of course, when cycling. In England
they give up the form earlier, or, at
any rate, the knickers are worn with
stDckings. A boy of from eight to ten
years of age, clad in short knickers
and socks, such as one continually
sees here, would be the laughing
stock of his comrades on ihe other
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9 OIUO Vi bu^tuauugi,
A sailor costume with long trousers
and Jersey may at a pinch form part
of the wardrobe of a boy from thirteen
to fourteen years of age, especially
in the country or at the seaside.
But the dtess jast described, short
jacket and knickers of drab or gray,
are generally preferred here for boy3
up to thirteen or fourteen.
May Tie the Bonnet Under the Chin.
Are strings to hats and bonnets
really coming again? It seems like
it, at any rate, for tulle strings are
tjeen on all the new hats. They are
becoming as a rule?they are worn
twisted ronnd the throat?and the ef
feet is soft and pretty.
The white or cream maline necktids
that have been fastened in a bow at
the throat are now brought twice
abound the high, straight stock, fastened
half way between throat and belt
with a pretty pin, and tied in a bow
Another pretty fancy is to bring a
satin ribbon twice around the stock,
put its ends through a small buckle of
rhicestones or paste jewels, which is
pushed close to the throat, leaving the
ends of the ribbon to hang in two long
"Wide winged bows of white silk
muslin edged with imitation Mechlin
lace are becoming to every one, and
Bmarten up a very plain waist.
A New Set of Colors.
Paris is inaugurating a new set of
colors, and jiK'.ging from the titles
given the various shades considerable
attention is being given the question
by the experts. A deep oream is
called "Oream of the Meadow," as its
shade is exactly that of the wild flower
: FASHIONS. J
mes That Have Be- g
i the Metropolis.
of that name. "Eventide" describes
a new gray, and really the color is
deep, mysterious and misty. A shade
of pink is described as "poppy bud,"
as it gives one the idea of the silvery
sheen seen on the poppy bud.
Tlio Newest Shade*.
As regards color, the fashions run
principally on light sbaaes. These
may possibly not be considered suitable
for street wear in America, but
will, without doubt, be much worn iu
Paris. The newest shades are the
so-called pastel shades: Delicate
blues, greens, grays and pinky buffs
like the under part of the mushroom.
There are some exceedingly beautiful
extra-wide width cloths in these
colors, which would at first seem only
fit for evening wear, but of which very
elegant street costumes are made.
A New Head-Dress.
The Curzon coiffure is a style of
head dress much in vogue at present.
There is a large pompadour about the
face, and the hair at the back is twisted
into a figure eight. It i9 a trying
style, and becoming to but few women
A Pretty Idea.
For weddings, garden parties and
afternoon teas naturnl flowers on hats
are very effective, and a pretty fad
just now. Of course, onh such flowers
and foliage a3 will not wilt quicKiy
must be used.
Black Dinner and tfgttption Gowns.
For dinner and reception gowns
black velvet will assume the precedence,
over even the black spangled net
affairs of the past seascn.
' Strings on All Headwear.
Strings are appearing, both on hata
\ Lounging Robe. - j
The woman who likes a kimono, but
who feels how impossible it is out of
her bed-room, can make something
very similar, so far as comfort and
coolness are concerned, and yet have
a gown she will not laind wearing about
the house, in the morning, at any rate.
it A SCHOOL BOY.
To fashion it, take two pieces of florae
pretty cotton material that is at least
a yard wifle (crape cloth is good), having
first cut them about ten inches
longer than the distance measured
frcin your neck to the floor, and make
a round hole four inches in diameter
in the middle of each piece about four
inches from its end; this is to
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oe tne arm-noie. a yuio j?i6c
as seem* necessary should then
be added to each piece, and the
resulting diagonal edges stitched
together to form the back seam, while
I the opposite or front edges are neatly
closed up to near the waist-line, and
j from there left open to the neck. The
neck itself should be gathered with
more fulness at back and front than
at the shoulder, and then bound, wide
lace or embroidery being sewed in to
form a collar and jabot. For the
sleeves a shirt-waist sleeve is the best
guide as it has but one seam; they I
may be shaped precisely like it at the i
top, but allowed to hang straight to
the wrists instead of haviug the fulness
gathered into a cuff, and then faced
and turned back, which gives a Japanese
look to the gown. Its owner ought
to ask eome one else to turn up the
hem around the bottom while she
stands properly belted, and it is complete.
Worn with the belt while she
is visible, and without when she wishes
TTPE OF LOUNGING ROBF.
to lounge in solitude, she will find
tbia simple production of her handa
exceeding]/ satisfactory. j
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I SEAL FINISHERS.
Good Work and Good Wages For Girl
Who Can Sew Sealskloa.
"About this time of year there i
plenty of work for seal finishers o
girls who know how to sew sealskii
and other furs," said a leading Ne^
York furrier. "The employment o
girls iu this sort of work is comp&ro
tively recent. A few years ago th
cutting and sewing of fur skins wa
mainly done by men. Sometimes
man would teach his wife or hi
daughter, but men monopolized th
best work and earned good wages
I There is a skin cutter now working a
j a journeyman in this city who is sail
I to be worth $25,000, and yet works hi
regular hours. ??e lias introduce*
several generations of his family into
one or another branch of the business
"Of late years the sharp competitioi
which has got into the fur business
as well as other lines of trade, has lec
I to increased employment of female
I as sewers. The work is nice and re
quires a good deal of skill. Tin
smooth, even colors of a lady's seal
skin coat are not produced without i
good deal of patient skill and dexterity
Of course, skins do not come perfect
There are slight blemishes that mus
be corrected. The skilful cutter take:
a skin and blows the hair aside uuti
he can see the roots all over the skin
If he finds a spot that is bare of ha:i
he must select a piece of skin to fit it
and the hair must be exactly of th<
right length. On a seal the hair neai
the tail is shorter than the hair nea
the head. Of course, a piece of fu
from near the tail will not fit in a ban
spot near the head of the skin. Thi
cutter has a peculiar method of shap
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ing tne pieces 10 oe set iu, uuu im
must be undenstood by the girls wh<
do the sewing, so that a girl who ha:
worked at the business becomes ex
i pert, and a girl who has not sei've<
any apprenticeship at sewing furs i
of little use in the shop.
"It is no unusual thing for on
large establishment to have fifty o
sixty girls sowing furs in the bus;
season of the summer. The most ex
pert girls readily get employment th?
year round, while those who are les
expert are the first to be discharged
and go from shop to shop. Thi
wages earned are somewhat highe:
than the prices paid fpr ordinary sew
ing, as the business is somewhat un
healthy and requires considerable
skill. Tbe girls earn from $9 to $2l
The present population of Nicaragui
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ibout eight to the square mile. O
each hundred inhabitants there ar<
fifty Indians, one negro, forty-five o
tnixed blood, and four whites. The;
are sharply divided into classes, th
Oaballer^s, or "gentlemen," and th
peons, or laborers, who can be dis
tinguished by their costume as far a
they can be seen. This elassificatioi
is punctiliously observed on all occa
dions, aud is particularly noticeabl
on railroad trains and steamboats
The upper classes dress very much a
we do in summer, that season bein)
perpetual in Nicaragua. Among th<
lower classes the men's costume usual
ly consists of a straw hat, a short cot
ton shirt, and trousers of darker ma
terial. No shoes are worn, but some
times a pair of light sandals are usei
as a pr'otection against hot or thorn;
ground. The dres3 of the womeu i:
even more scant, being minus the ha
and sandals, a skirt substituted fo
the trousers, and the arms entirel;
The country people and the poor o
the cities live in thatched huts, witl
walls rudely constructed of uprigh
poles, or with no walls at all. Thi
better buildings in the cities are o
stone, brick, or adobe, stuccoed witl
cement, aud covered with tile?. The;
are cool aud comfortable, aud almos
fireproof, but sadly lacking in light
The President's palace in Managui
has glass windows, aud a few Ameri
cans in Grejtown enjoy the sami
luxury; but in Leon, Granada, Eivas
or any other [city of Nicaragua ther<
is hardly a pane of glass.?Nationa
The Ilea) Way a Pope Is Elected.
As a matter of fact the Pope is elec
ted quite in the ordinary way. Ai
many of the seventy members of th<
Sacred College of Cardinals as happer
to be in office meet iu solemn conclav*
in the chapel and each writes on i
ticket his own name with that of th<
Cardinal whom he chooses. Thes<
tickets, folded and sealed, are laid it
a chalice which stands on the altar o
the conclave chapel, and each eleotoi
approaching the altar repeats a pre
scribed form of oath. When all hav<
voted the tickets are taken from th<
chalice by tellers appointed from th<
electing body. When it is found thai
any Cardinal has two-thirds of th<
votes in his favor he is declared elec
ted. Should none have received t'x
necessary two-thirds another proces:
is gone through, namely, "access"?
eo called because any Cardinal ma]
accede to the choice of auother by fill
mg up another ticket made lor tna
purpose. The present Pope was chosei
almost unanimously. The Sacred Col
lege is seldom full. Just now then
are only fifty-six members.?New Yori
A Quick Way to Multiply.
Everybody knows that learning th(
tens in the multiplication table is as
easy a:i "pie" and that the fives an
not much harder. But slight as is th<
mental effort required in multiplying
any number b.v five, it maybe lessenec
still more by discarding the multipliei
entirely aud substituting a divisor,in
stead. This may souud paradoxical
but by experimenting you will fiur
that dividing by two will bring thi
same result as multiplying by five,
providing you auu a cipuer to me quo
tient if the dividend be au even nam
ber, or five, if it bo odd. For instance
if you multiply 2734 by five the prod
net j*3 13,670. "What is still easier
divide 273A by two, which is done al
most instantaneously. Then tack or
your 0 and you have 13,070.
Wrote Eighteen Honrs a Day. _
It is related of Professor Johnson
the late eccentric professor of Biblica
criticism in the University of Aber
rlaon that lip ofteu wrote eicrhteer
hoars a day. If at any time he be
came tired he slipped into the nex
room, where he kept a bath, and
sammer or winter, plunged into thi
cold water?breaking the ice if iw
bj?and resumed his oeru
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[ DR. TALMAGES SERMON
SUNOAY'S DISCOURSE BY THE NOTEC
V Subject: Mnslc In Worship?Dlstlnctioi
if between Manic as an Art and Music a
I an Aid to Devotion?National Airs o
Q the Kingdom of Heaven.
3 [Copyright, Lonls Klopsch. 1889.]
a Washington, D. C.?Dr. Talmage, In thl
sermon, discusses ft most attractive depart
3 ment of ruliglcus worshlf?the service o
a song. His Idea will be received with in
terest by all who love to lift their voices li
' praise In the Lord's house. The text 1
, ftehemiah vll., 67, "And they bad two hun
J | drod forty and live singing men and slag
a 1UK VVULUDU.
3 The best music has been rendered uncle
trouble. The first duet that I know any
0 thing of was given by Paul and Silas wbei
. they sang praises to God and tho prisoner!
a heard them., The Scotch Covenanters
hounded by the dogs of persecution, sang
' the psalms of David with more spirit thai
* they have ever since been rendered. Th<
8 captives in the text had music left in ttem
. nud I declare that if they could And amid
all their trials vo hundred and forty anc
9 five singing m<. . and singing women thee
* in this day of gospel sunlight and free from
3 all persecution tnere ought to be a great
multitude of men ana women willing tc
* sing the praises of God. All our ehurchos
* need arousal on this subject. Those whe
t can sing must throw their souls into th?
9 exercise, and those who cannot sing must
learn how, and it shall be heart to heart,
voice to voice, hymn to hymn, anthem tc
* anthem, and the music shall swell jubllanl
r with thanksgiving and tremulous witl:
' Have you ever noticed the construction
f of the human throat as indicative of .what
c God means us to do with it? In only ac
j ordinary throat and lungs there are four
. teen direct muscles and thirty indireel
muscles that can produce a very greai
? variety of sounds. What does that mean!
3 [t means that you should slngl Do yoi
. suppose that God, who gives us such i
musical instrument as that, intends us t(
w keep it shut? Suppose some great tyranl
) should get possession of the musical in
9 struments of the world and should lock uj
. the organ of Westminster abbey, and th<
j organ of Lucerne, and the organ at Haar
* lem, and the organ at Freiburg, and all th?
3 other great musical instruments of th<
world. You would call such a man as thai
a monster, and yet you are more wicked if
e with the human voice, a musical instrur
went of more wonderful adaptation thai
0 all tho musical instruments that man ovei
| created, you shut It against the praise o
g Let those refuse to si ng
Who never knew our God,
? But ch ldren of the heavenly King
1 Should speak their joys abroad.
r Music seems to have been born in thi
- loul of the natural world. The omnlpo'
tent voice with which God commanded the
world into being seems to linger yet witi
* Its majesty and sweetness, and vou hear 11
L in the gralnfleld, in the swoop of the wine
amid the mounta'n fastnesses, in th<
canary's warble and the thunder shock, Ie
the brook's tinkle and the ocean's paean
There are soft cadences la nature, ant
a loud notes, some of which we cannot heai
a | at all, and others that are so territlc thai
1 i we cannot appreciate them.
I The animalculro have their music, and
2 ' the spicula of hay and the globule of wate;
} j are as certainly resonant with the voice ol
n God as the highest heavens in which the
' armies of the redeemed celebrate tbeii
9 victories. When the breath of the flowei
e strikes the air and the wing of the flreflj
. sleaves It, there 13 sound and there is mol'
a ody. And, as to those utterances of nature
which seem harsh and overwhelming, it i:
3 j as when you stand in the midst of a great
* j orchestra ana the sound almost rends youi
3 j ear because you are too near to catch the
I blending of the music. So, my friends, wc
* j stand too neor the desolating storm and
9 the frightful whirlwind to catch the blend5
log of the music; but when that musi(
a rises to where God is, and the invisible
Being who float above us, tbeu I suppose
* ;he harmony Is as sweet as it is tremen^
i- lous. In the judgment day, that daj
. >f tumult and terror, there will be nc
llssonanco to those who can appreciate
* ihe music. It will be as when some'
J ,-imes af great organist, in executing
y ;ome great piece, breaks down the ing
strument upon which he is plAying the
. music. So whon the great march of the
* judgment day is played under the hand of
C earthquake and storm and conflagration
i the world itself will break dowu with the
musio that is played on it. The fact is, we
are al>. deaf, or we should understand that
' the whole universe is but one harmony?
i the stars of the night only the ivory keys
t of a great instrument on which God's fln|
gers play the music of the spheres.
Musio seems dependent on the law of
f | acoustics and mathematics, and yet where
l these lasss are understood at all the art is
. ! practiced. There are to-day 500 musical
[ : journals in China. Two thousand years be*
i foro Christ the Egyptians practiced tho art.
. ! Pythagoras learned it. Lasus of Hermolno
^ j wrote essays on it. Plato and Aristotle in|
troduced it into their schools. But I have
j not much interest in ttiat. My chief inter3
: est is in the musio of the Bible.
t j The Bible, like a greut harp with innU'
* ! merable strings, swept by the lingers of iu
. ' spiration, trembles with it. So far back us
1 I the fourth chapter of Genesis you find the
I first organist and harper?Jubal. So fat
I back ns the thirty-first chapter of Genesis
| vou find the first choir. All up and down
_ j the Bible you find sacred music?at wed*
| dines, at inaugurations, at the treading ol
3 , the wine press. The Hobrews understood
; how to make musical sigus above the musi
ical text. When the Jews came from tlieit
j distaut homes to the great festivals at
! Jerusulem, they brought harp and timbrel
and trumpet and poured along the great
i Judaeaa highways a river of harmony un!
til in and arouud the temple the wealth ol
| a nation's song and gladness had accuoiu;
luted. In oar day we have a divlsloa ol
' labor in music, and we have one mau to
I make the hymn, another mau to make the
j tune, another man to play it on the piano
! and another man to sing it. Not so in
I Bible times. Miriam, the Bi.ster of Mose3,
j after the passage of the Red Sea, composed
i a doxology, set it to music, clapped it on a
j cymbal and at the same time sang it.
David, the psalmist, was at the same time
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7 JJUUl, Illusion I V.UIU J/VOVJl t uiiUu>unvA,
. and the majority of bis rhythm goes vi.
birating through all the ages.
j There were in Bible times stringed in3
j struments?a harp of three strings played
- I by fret and bow; a harp of ten strings,
, responding only to the llneers of the performer.
Then there was the crooked trum*
pet, fashioned out of the born of tho ox or
k the ram. Then there were theslstrum and
l the cymbals, clapped in the dauce or
beaten In the mar.-h. There were 4000
Levltes, the best men of the country,
} I whoso only business it was to look after
l the.musicof the temple. Those 4C00 Levites
were divided Into two classes aud officiated
on different days. Can you Imagine
the harmony when these white robed Levites,
before the symbols of 3od's pre*5
j enee, and by the smoking altars, and the
I candlesticks tline sprang upwari and
j branched out like treos of gold, and under
, the wlni<3 of tho cherubim, chanted the
One Hundred aud Thirty-sixth Psalm
J of David? Do you know how it
I I was done. One part of that great
r I choir stool up and chanted, "O'1.
| pivot banks unto the Lord, for He la pood!"
Then the other part of the choir, stimulus
i In some other part of tho tumple, would
1 | come In with the response, "For His mercy
3 j endureth forever." Thou the ilrst part
| would take uo the sodi; uguia nud say,
I "Unto Him who only doeth great woeI
tiers." Th? other part of the choir would
I come in with overwhelming response, "For
i His mercy endureth forever," until in the
j latter part of the sonar, the music floatiui;
I backward and forward, harmony grappling
! with harmony, every trumpet sounding,
! every bosom heuviug, one part of this
great white robed choir would lift the
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nntuem, "uu, giv<j manxs uaio iuo uuu m
heaven," ami the other part of the Levitt
choir would come in with the response,
. "For His mercy endureth forever."
, But I am glad to know that all through
tho ages there has neon great attention
' paid to sacred music. Ambroslus. Augustine,
Gregory the Great, Charlemagne x:\ve.
! It their mighty Influence, aud in our daj
the best musical gouius is throwing Itsell
' on the altars of God! Handel aud Mozarl
I and Bach and Durante and Wolf and
, scores of other men and women have giver
5 the best part of their genius to chutcl
, music. A truth in words Is not halt sc
' mighty as a truth in song. Luther's set
rnooa have beoa forgotten, Out the "Judj
. ' ment
Hymn" he composed la resounding
yet through all Christendom.
I congratulate the world and the churel
on the advancement made in this art?th<
> Edinburgh societies for the improvement
ot music, the Swiss singing societies, the
Exeter ball concerts, the triennial musical
convocation at Duseeldorf, Germany, and
Birmingham, England, the conservatories
1 of music at Munich and Lelpslo, the
8 Handel and .Haydn and Harmonic and
r Mozart societies of this country, the
academies of music in New York, Brooklyn,
Urtofnn P.lioflnflfAn Maw Hrlflono Plil>tn?n
and every city which has any enterprise.
3 Now, my friends, liow are we to declda
what Is appropriate, especially for church
' music ? There may be h great many differences
of opinion. In some of the churches
I they prefer a tralned.ohoir; in others, the
5 old style precentor. In some places they
" prefer the melodeon, the harp, the cornet,
the organ. In other places they think these
things are the invention of the devil. Some
r would have a musical instrument played
* so loud you cannot stand it, and others
1 would have it played so soft you cannot
3 hoar it. Some think a musical instrument
j ought to be played only iu the interstices
' of worship and then with Indescribable
1 softness, while others are not satisfied un'
less there be startling contrasts and etac'
cato passages that make the audience jump,
with great eyep and hair on end, as from a
1 vision of tbe witch of Endor. But, while
1 there may be great varieties of opinion in
J regard to music, it seems to me that the
general spirit of the Word of God indicates
' what ought to be the great characteristics
1 of church music.
' And I remark, In the first place, a
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piumiuouk uuuia^igiiotiu vug ui *.\j uo
adaptlveness to devotion. Music that may
? be appropriate for a concert hall, or the
oper<i house, or the drawing room, may be
Inappropriate In church. Glees, madrigals,
ballads may be as innocent as psalms in
their places. But church music has only
one design, and that Is devotion, and that
which comes with the toss, the swing and
the display of an opera house is a hindrance
to the worship. From such performances
we go away saying: "What
splendid execution! Did you ever hear
such n soprano? Which of those solos did
you like the better?" When, If we had
been rlghtlv wrought upon, we would have
gone awuy saying: "Ob, how my soul was
lifted up in the presence of God while they
were singing that first hymn! I never bad
such rapturous views of Jesus Christ as
my Saviour as when they were singing
that last doxology."
I remark also that correctness ought to
be a characteristic of church music. While
we all ought to take part In this service,
with perhaps a few exceptions, we ought
nt the same time to cultivate ourselves in
this sacred art. God loves harmony, and
wo ought to love It. There Is no devotion
1 in a howl or a yelp. In this day, when
there are so many opportunities of high
culture in this art, I declare that those
parents are guilty of neglect who let their
sons and daughters grow up knowing
notnmg aoouc music. in some 01 tne European
cathedrals the choir assemble
5 every morning and afternoon of evrtry day
the whole year to perfect themselves in
i this art, and shall wo begrudge the halt
J hour we spend Friday nights In the ret
hearsal of sacred song for the Sabbath?
1 Another characteristic must be spirit
3 and life. Music ought to rush from the
1 audience like the water from a rock?clear,
bright, sparkling. If all tLe other part of
I the church service is dull, do not have the
[ music dull. With so many thrilling things
to sin? about, away with all drawling and
stupidity. There is nothing that makes
me so nervous as to sit in a pulpit and
look off on an audience with their eyes
three-fourths closed and their lips almost
1 shur, mumbling the praises of God. Dur
iner one of my journeys I proached to an
audience of 2000 or 8000 people, and all the
' music tliey made together did not equal
one skyUrkl People do not sleep at a cor>
onatiou, do not let us sleep when wo come
i to a Saviour's crowning.
: Aeuio, I remark church music must be
r congregational. This opportunity must
> be brought down within the range of the
1 wnole audience. A song that the wor
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them than a sermon in Choctaw. What an
! easy kind of church It must be where tlie
3 minister does all the preaching, and the
1 elders all the praying, and the choir all
the singing! There are but very few
' churches where there are "two hundred
> and forty and Ave singing men and singing
In some churches It Is almost considered
a disturbance If a man let out his voice to,
full compass, and the people get up on tiptoe
and look over between the spring hats
and wonder what that man Is making all
that noise about. In Syracuse in a Presby- t
terian church there was one member who
1 came to me when I was the pastor of an1
other church In that city, and told me his
: trouble?how that as he persisted In sing*
lag on the Sabbath day a committee, made
! up of the session and the choir, had come
' to ask him If he would not just please to
keep still! 7ou have no right to sing.
Jonathan Edwards used to set apart whole
days for singing. Let us wake up to this
duty. Let us sing alone, sing in our faml'
lies, sing In our schools, sing in our
I want to rouse you to a unanimity in
1 Christian song that has never yet been exhibited.
Come, now; clear your throats
1 and get ready for this duty or you will
never hear the end of this. I never shall
forget hearing a Frenchman sing the
' "Marseillaise" on the Champs Llvsees,
Paris, just before the battle of Sedan in
1 1870. I never saw such enthusiasm before
1 or since. As he sang that national air, oh,
how the Frenchman shouted! Have you
1 ever in an English assemblage heard a band
1 play "God Save the Queen?" If you have,
you know somethlug about the enthusiasm
of a national air. Now, I tell you that
these songs we sing Sabbath by Sabbath are i
the iiationalalrs of the kingdom of heaven, I
ana h you uo not jearn to sing tuern uero, j
how do you ever es peot to sing the sons of
; JI03B3 and the Lamb? I should not be
surprised at nil It someof tho best anthems
| of heaven were made up of some of the
be3t songs of earth. May God Increase
| our roverence for Christian psalmody and
keep us from disgracing It by our indlCfor|
once and frivolity.
1 When Cromwell's army went Into battle,
he stood at tho head of It one day and gave
out tho long meter doxolo^v to the tuue of
the "Old Hundredth," and that ?reat host,
company by company, regiment by regiment,
division by division, joined "in the
*i Pralso God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenlv host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
And while they sans? they marched, and .
while they marched they fousrht, and while
they fought they crot the victory. Oh, men
and women ot Jesus Christ, let us go into
all our conflicts "inging tho praises ot God
and then, instead of falling back, as olten
we do. from defeat to defeat, we will be
i marching on trora victory.to victory.
"Gloria in Excelsls" is written over many
organs. Would that by our appreciation
of the goodne?s of God, and the mercy of
Christ, and tho grandeur of heaven, we
i could have "Gloria in Ercelsls" written
over all our ?ouls. "Glory to th* Father,
ari.1 to the 3on, aud to the Holy Ghost, as
it was in the beginning, in now and evei
shall he, world without end. Amen:"
SAID HE WAS THE MESSIAH.
| i;x-Sln>v?>linaker made the Announce- i
went anil Atlructod a Following.
John B. Branch, of Watervllle, Me.,thirtr-.lve
years old, who before he became a
minister was a shovel-handle maker, created
a sensation In a Gospel tent a few days i
ago by announcing that ho wa3 the ilea- j
Mauy of t.ho?e who have heard Mr I
Branch are inclined to believe that what he j
says i? true, aud lie is having many follow- .
1 ers In his new religion, which is not unlike
tho J!ev. Frank W. Sanford's Holy Ghos*
ami Us S>sio:y. Skeptical people in Waterville
notified Mr. lirauch to leave town oj
1 be ridden on a rail,
| SAT UPON A WORSHIPER.
A Woman Speaker Created Kxclteincnt it
u Connecticut Tabernacle.
i During service in the Scattergood Tabsr
n.i:lo at Derby, Conn., a few days ago, th?
i people In attendance, over 200 in number
' wero so worked up by religious fervor tiiui
f sovera! faluted.
t One speaker, Mrs. H. H, Loomis, sc
1 worked upon the feelings of her hearers
i that several declared that they saw u vUioc
i of the Holy Ghost.
> J. H. Carleton became so excited that hi
- had to be placed upon the floor and av
upon to prevent him doing Injury.
THE ?ABBATH SCHOOL,
INTERNATIONAL LESSON COMMENTS
run scr i cmocn zt.
Kevlerr of the Third Quarter, Uoaea xlr.,
1-9; Kzek. xxxvl., 25-31?Golden Text:
Psalm xxxiv., 7?Commentary on the
Histobical Review.?"Extent of Time."
Leaving out Lesson I., which i9n prophecy
of an earlier period concerning the kingdom
of Israel, though It Is applicable in
principle to the period we have been studying,
the period extends over about ninety
years, from the beginning of the exile, B.
C. 605, to the completion of the temple, B.
C. 516, and dedication in March, 515.
"Places." Babylon, the river Cuebar, near
Babylon, Jerusalem. "Prophets." Hosea,
Jeremiah, Daniel, Ezeklel, Eaggal, Zacharlah,
Isaiah 40-6G, belong In effect to the
exile, whatever view we may take of the
date of their authorship. "Connection
with secular history.'* Their contact with
other nations made a marked impression
upon the Jews. The Oriental monarchs,
Nebuchadnezzar, Cyru9, and Darius Hystapes,
are well known In secular history.
In Italy tbe Tarqulns were reigning at
] P.ome (616-510). The rape of Lucretia by
I Sextus, son of Tarquln the Proud, B. C.
I 510, five years after the completion of the
; temple at Jerusalem, led to the expulsion
of the kings and the formation of tne republic
at Rome. In Greece, the seven
sages flourished about B. C. 590, during the
siege and destruction of Jerusalem.
Lesson I. "Gracious Invitations." Hore
we find God's call to repentance. The ten
tribes were in captivity because of sin.
Under Jeroboam, they became idolatrous
and God punished them, as He did afterward
the tribe of Judah, by allowing them
to be carried into captivity. Before the
division of the twelve tribes there was dissension
amoDg Israel. Rehoboam, the son
I of 8olomon, was king, and he, preferring
to take counsel of the young men, made n
very heartless ruler. The result was that
ten tribes called Jeroboam to be their king,
w'aile only two remained with Rehoboam.
Hosea was prophet in the last days of Jeroboam
from B. 0. 784 to 722.
Lesson II. "Daniel in Babylon." Hero
we enter upon the time when the two tribes
called Judah were taken captive into Baby*
Ion by Nebuchadnezzar, B. C. 606. This
was more than a century after the ten tribes
were taken Into captivity. Here we And
Daniel and his three companions refusing
to eat food offered to Idols or drink wine
I poured out before them.
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Furnace." B. 0 . 587. This lesson brings
us to about the middle of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar,
when he had conquered
nearly all of the kingdoms ot the known
world, and had setupagreatgoldenimage,
unto which he called all in his realm to
: bow down in worship. To this idol he
j gave praise for all his successes. He hoped
| thus to bring all the nations that were unI
dor his control to one religion, and thus to
j secure permanent power to his kingdom.
The faithful companions of Daniel were
I victims to the king's wrath and Buffered
| themselves to be cast into the flery furnace
I rather than worship the idol. But God de[
Lesson IV. "The Handwriting on the
j Wall." B. C. 533. Belshuzzar was a young
i man, ruling in Babylon in place of his
j father, who was in refuge at Borsippa. At
| this time the city was besieged by Cyrus,
i but the reckless young ruler endeavored to
I show his unconcern by entering Into a feast
: with his lords. Engaged in drunken revI
elry he saw a strange hand appear and
| write upon the wall. Daniel declared its
J meaning, that bis kingdom should be taken
! and his days ended. That same night he
; was slain, and Babylon fell into the hands
i of Cyrus. _
Lesson V. "Daniel In the Den or Lions."
I B. C. 536. When Babylon fell Into the
| hands of theJIedo-Per3lans Daniel was exalted
to a high office. Jealousy led the
[ officers to lay a plan by which Dpniel
! might be put to death. They persuaded
I King Darius to make a decres forbidding
! any prayer or request but through him.
I Daniel continued to pray, and was sen>
tenced to the lion's den; but God sent His
I angel and his life was preserved.
Lesson VI. "The New Heart/' B. C.
j 585-572. We look back to the time soon af tur
the destruction of Jerusalem (B. C.
53G), and tlnd Ezekiel, a captive in Babylonia,
living on the river Chebar, prophesyI
ing words of encouragoment to his people
in exile. He.is called the prophet of the
new heart; because he taught true repentance
to the captive Jews.
Lesson VII. "Ezeklel's Great Vision."
B. C. 574. Here we have the valley cf dry
bones, which represented the scattered
| Jews, who were dead politically and spiritually.
Bat their restoration was de!
scribed in the coming together of the bones
j and the entrance of life.
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I B. C. 571. After Ezeklel's faithful warnj
ings to hfs people and the promises of their
i return, God gave him views of the future,
when the kingdom of Christ should spread
through the earth.
Lesson IX. "Returning From Captivity."
B. C. 536. Here we have the grant of Cyrus,
king of Persia, to the Jews who desired to
return to their own land and there rebuild
the temple for God's worship. He called
upon the people to assist with gold and
silver and horses and cattle for the jour*
Lesson X. "Rebuilding the Temple.'*
B. C. 535. Here is described the scene of
j the returned cnptlves at the laying of tho I
foundation of the temple. The priests
and Lovltes give a chorus of music and
praise and the people shout.
Le8sonXI. "Encouraging the Builders." |
B. C. 520. Fifteen years after the laying of I
the foundation, when the work had ce is>ed, I
Haggal came with a message from God to
encourage the people to resume the work,
which they did with Zerubbabol still as
leader, Jeshua as priest.
Lesson XII. "Power Throug'i the Spirit."
B. C. Zechariah as prophet, tells his vision
of the candlestick and makes its applicaHon
to the company of builders at JeruBalem
FRUITS AT PARIS FAIR.
Agricultural Department Takes Steps to
Obtain a Most Creditable Display.
In view of the growing importance of tbo
fruit industry of the United States an especial
efTort will be made to make an (ittractive
showing of fruits at the Paris Exhibition,
and Director Dodge, of the Agricultural
Department, Washington, who
will have charge of the agricultural displa\,
has prepared a circular which will be
sent broadcast over the country asking for
contributions to the proposed exhibit. He
says that arrangements are being made for
representative exhibits of canned, preserved
and evaporated 'rait, but that
especial pains will be taken to maintain
during the entire period of the fair a display
of fresh fruits of varieties suitable for
To accomplish this It will be neeeosary to
provide a supply of oholco specimens of
the more durable fruits, suoh as winter apples,
pears,- citrus fruits, oranberrle* and
nuts, of the crops of tne season, for .play
at the opening of the exhibition and until
specimens of the orop of next year are
available. It is Intended that all the more
Important fruit growing districts of the
United States shall be represented in this
exhibit and the aotlve co-operation oi
growers and other persons interested U>
The exhibit will be collective, but each
contributor will receive the fullest oredit
for what he shows and the same consideration
from thelury of awards that he would
have If Individual space were allotted him.
Collections made by States, horticultural
societies, boards of trade, shipping stations
and railroad companies will have the
same' consideration as those from individuals.
l'Annlt!* Hear Danseroua Geruai.
The sensaUouulfJIscovery has been made
that the copper penny is au especially good
meillum for distributing disease germs. A
liirce number wn^ collected from school
children at Chicago and only one was
fouud free from dangerous germs. On j
many the germs could be seeu wltli tne
n!ibail ni'A a mnvMinHtit will be started to !
have souie other metal used in muklng
Horse Sausage in Milwaukee.
Chief Inspector Curtis, of the Health
Department, says horse meat is again
being made Into sausages in Milwaukee.
It 19 alleged by the veterinarian who bus
been dealing in horseflesh that all.the
horse sausage made in the olty ha^ been
shipped to theEist or to Chloazo.
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GOD'S MESSAGE TO MAN.
pbfpwamt TwntirwTS from THE Yfl
WORLD'S GREATEST PROPHETS"
A Seasonable Prayer?Translated Enthn?iiisinn?
Foundation of Oar ChrUtlaa
iLife?Speaking Straight to the UeartAn
Appeal for Bodily Purity.
Give 6s, 0 Lord, enough of gold
To share with those who need it more,
Enough to clothe us from the cold
And keep the gaunt wolf from the dooff
Yet not enough to bring turmoil, v
Or tbmpt us to abandon toll.
Give us the fond and wholesome joys
Of home and friends and tender ties,
Yet since too much of sweetness cloys, '
And pleasure unmolested dies,
Give us our mee4 of pain and woe,
The soul needs shade at times to grow*
Make us content with what we have,
Dirt uiscontent wnu wubi wo mo,
The boat that's anchored to a wave
Goes not beyond the harbor bar.
Give us the courage to break free,
And find what we can do, and be.
As down life's changing ways we grope,
Joy may not always be our friend, '
But let sweet sympathy and hope.
Walk with us to the very end.
The first will help us thro' the gloom?
The last will glorify the tomb.
?'Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
"He amounted to so little practically,"
said a wise man in reluctant criticism of his
friend, "because be never translated bis enthusiasms
into action," Convictions of duty
and visions of opportunity are brought t*
the test in practical application to the uees
of oommon life. It is not merely that tho
world has little use for enthusiasms which. . Vi
it cannot understand, but that without embodiment
in common speech and yital action
thoughts are only disembodied ghosts. Action
is the great test of all enthusiasm. It
reveals and sifts. It brings opinions from
Mia rnav-Hnf realm nf rlrftfimfl intrt tha H
clear noontide of the work-a-day world.
There is no disenchantment like the crlti
clsm of the Indifferent and pre-occupied. , '%
Yet this very criticism which sifts out worth- jl
lessness confirms and increases good. We , S'
never know the value of a real enthusiasm
until we have translated it into action and
seen its working outside our own thought.
And by this process also our own character n 3
grows strong. It is not merely that what
was a theory becomes a working fact and
what was a dream a reality; but we also
change from dreamers of dreams to doers
of deeds, and taking hold of practical Ufa
go on from strength to strength.?Congre- . ?
Foundation of Our Christian Life.
We make a great mistake and we do not
understand the foundation of our faith
if we do not regard that life as spent in Palestine
and lasting only three short years, aa
the very foundation of our Christian life.
He rose from the dead, came back and is
living, and that here today He is doing for
us what He did for those of the olden time.
He is still here, still pouring into them the
treasures of His illimitable life. Tho auestion
is not, What can you do? but, what
can you and God together do; not what you ;>
can do apart from Him to win your way td
His favor? but, What can you do as the recipient
of His favor? Christ In US Is the
hope of our glory. This is the foundation.
the heart, the life of our life. He is still
L -? 1 .11 .U _. n? .... ?a S 'i
ucro, ?UU nil tutu uo oajo nxj tou uu?nv
can do because He can go It In ua and for
us. This is prayer. It is not asking foe
money. It is no such thing as drawing a
check and carrying it up to the bank ot
heaven and Retting it. It is opening oat
heart to the heart of God, laying our own
hands in the band of God, through Jesus
Christ our Lord, and asking and receiving
Speaking Straight to the Heart.
How shall a man regenerate society, purK
fy politics, bring in the social revolution?
Rather, it appears, by Indirection than by
immediate attention to the details of social
problems. John Wesley,who is justly called
"the father of vigorous sooial reform," set
about this great work with thetBible in hia
hand. He effected tremendous changes by
speaking straight to the heart of man. The
man .thus spoken to, stopping and listening,
persuaded aad convinced, went out and
conducted himself as he thought would ,
please Jesus Christ. That meant the aboli*
tion of slavery, the reform of cities,the closing
of saloons, the management of buslnett
on Christian principles. It bad to do with
a hundred matters of which the preacher
said nothing, and of which he probably
knew nothing. The preacher's business was
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Christians they were good citizens and husbands
and rneu of business, as a matter o*
An Appeal for Bodily Parity.
Spirit of the Living God, who dwellest in
our bodies as iu temples made for thee, so
purify our thoughts and restrain our passions
that we may not in any wise deflls the
chosen placc of thine abode or grieve thee
by any thought or word or deed. Tboa
knowest our temptations?guard us that we
may overcome, and by thy grace transform
our weakness into strength. Help us to us?
the powers which thou hast given us in joyful
self-devotion. Bless us in labor that wo
mav do thv will. Refresh us In the rest of
sleep or change. Maintain our powers that
we may serve thee faithfully and keep us
alike from idleness and overwork. Uphold
us in sickness and infirmity, and ma; the
glory of the resurrection of our Saviour,
Jesus Christ, shine upon every thought ot
death, that we may wait before thee without
The Christian's Plensures.
In the first placethe Christian's pleasures
are the pleasures which belong to tho
world's life so far as these aro Innocent and
wholesome. He will exercise wisdom in the
choice of them, and self-control in the use
of them, but no one has a better right to a
' good time" than he. He may relish just as
keenly a glass of soda water or a trip tc
Europe as the man who never thinks of
Jesus Christ or trie* to follow him. This it
our Father's world, and ho has fitted it up
with many things to minister to our physical
oud a29tftetic senses. We can have acceaa
to any and all of them so long as indulgence
does not corapromiso our Christian principles
or dull our spiritual vision.?Rev. H.
Keep the Lord'* Day Eoly.
What 19 true of nations is also true of in*
dlviduals. Nowhere can men and women
be found of deep spiritual life who neglect
to keep the Lord's day holy. To neglect
the Lord's day Is to declare disloyalty tc
Christ. The workers In our churches
(workers along spiritual lines) are nevei
those who read newspapers, secular magazines,
novels, etc.. on ibis day; they are
never those who take their pleasure, nttend
to business, do ordinary work, or use the
day in any secular manner. That professed
Christians are guilty of all these things I?
undeniable; it is also undeniable that such
are worthless as spiritual forces in the com.
Either you are necessary to Providence
and then you have no right to kill yourself
by overwork; or you are not necessary to
Providence and then you have no need to
kill yourself by overwork. I put that dil
emma to you in an seriousness ana leave
von to escape from it if you can.?Charles
It is thy duty oftentimes to do what thoa
wouidst not; thy duty. too. to leave undon?
what thou wouldst do.?Thomas a KemoU
WIPING OUT A TEXAS PEST.
Prairie D?;j Caught l>y the Thotuanda
in n New Kltul of Trap.
The prairie dojrs in the Texas Panhaudia
are Oeing eradicated by means of a
new device for catching them which has
boeu adopted by all the ranchmen and
farmers of that section. On one larjje
Aneh over 12,000 were captured and killed
last week. The trap is plaued over the
animal's mound and makes it a prisoner
when it emerges from the hole. This pest
has been destroying over fifty per cent, of
Kip LTitrli??iimiis and crass annually
Killed Annually on tha Railroad*.
More than six thousand persons are killed
on the railroads of this (?onn>rv ov*rv
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