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TAKEN AT HER WORD.
He came and asked me for my love. And said that his devotion Should most indubitably prove As boundless as the ocean. But I was voung and fair and gay; lAy fe was like a summer's day; And this was all that 1 would say, "You'd better ask Pepita." His form was fine, and oh, his face Recalled the young Leander, 'And for his cer in manly grace Go back to Alexander. But flattery had turned my head, 'And when he urged that I would wed, 'Conuettishly again I *aid; "You'd better ask Pepita." !A.nd then?I've heard of coarse, that man Is fickle and peculiar, Hanging from Elinor to Ann, From Ann' to Jane or Julia. But if I e'er had thought that hs would so extremely docile be, I never should have said?ah me! He'd better ask Penita. ?C. W. Thayer, in Harper's Magazine. Eoooooooocoooooooooo E MANAGER OF THE ? B.&A. SAVED ANTI0EH.8 QOOCG0003Q300000000 ^ ~nr T Buckborn Junction, Joe /\ Durks, who combined the duties of telegraph operator with those of baggage master and ticket agent, was at bis table receiving a message when Dan OakIrv walked into the office. He bad Just stepped from the Chicago express. "What's the latest word from An-1 tioch. Joe?" he asked, hurriedly. "The message was that a strong ~ north wind was blowing, and that the town was pretty certain to burn unless the engines and hose reached there tonight. bnt they have beery saying that for two days, and the wind's always changed at the riplu moment and driven the fire back." Dan glanced along the track, and saw the relief train, consisting of an engine, tender and two flat cars, loaded with hose and fire engines, on one of the sidings. "Look here!" he cried. "You must get a fireman for me. and I'll rake out the train myself." He wondered why he had not thought of this before. "I guess I'll manage to reach Antioch," he added. "Here, throw in some coal," he ordered, opening the furnace door. Dan Oakley knew he might ride Into Antioch on his engine none the iworee for the trip, except for a few burn!?, but there was the possibility of a more tragic ending. Still, whatever khe result, lie would have done his full part. "Now, wbere's that fireman? Any man who knows enough to shovel coal Twill do," he said. "But no one will want to take such lone chances, Mr. Oakley. Baker said it was just plain suicide." "Confound It," and Dan swore like a brakeman out of temper, in the bad. thoughtless manner of his youth. At the same moment a heavy, slouching figure emerged fromfthe shadow at the opposite end of the freight car, and came hesitatingly toward the two men. Then a voice said, in gentle admonition: "nnn'r cxronr sn D.irmie. It ain't ?ight. I'll go with you." it was his father. Dan turned to his father and said Earnestly: "Do you know what it means if you are arrestedV Have you thought of that?" Roger Oakley waived the query aside as though it concerned him not at all. "I want to be with you." hp said, wistfully. "You may not get through alive, and I want to he with you. .You'll need me. There's no one you can trust as you can me. for I won't fail you, no matter what the diingcr Is. And there's the girl. Dannie. Have you thought of her?" Dan set his lips. "My God. I can't think of anything else." Tb*>re was a momeut's silence. Dan made a last appeal to his father. ' "Won't you listen to what I- say?" elnklng his voice to a hoarse whisper. "They'll hang you?do you hear? If ever they lay hands on you, they will show you no mercy!" Roger Oakley merely smiled as he answered, with gentle composure: "I don't think we need to worry about ithat. We are in His hands, Dannie," and he raised his face to the heavens. Dan groaned. "Pnmp thpn " hp sai<l nlnml P:ifhpr land son stepped to the engine. The | old convict mounted heavily to his j post, and Dan sprang after him. his hand groping for the throttle lever. .There was the hiss of steam and Joe cried from the darkness: "All right, Come ahead!" And the engine, with Its tender and two cars, began its hazardous journey. Dan kept his eyes Kastened on the rails, which showed plainly in the jerky glare of the headlight. It was well to be careful while pare was possible. By-and-hy he .would have to throw aside all caution and trust to chance. Now he increased his speed, and the insistent .thud of the wheels drowned every other sound, even the far-off roar of the flames. At his back, at intervals, a ruddy glow shot upward into the night, when Roser Oakley threw open the furnace door to pass in coal. Save tor this it was still quite dark in tbe cab, where Dan sat with h'3 hand on jtbe throttle lever and watched the yel low streak that ran along the rails iu advance of the engine. Suddenly the .wall of light ahead brightened visibly, and its glare filled the cab. They were nearing the fire. Dan jammed the little window at his elbow open and put out his head. 'A hot blast roared past him. and the iieat of the fire was in his face. He drew the window shut. It was light as day in the cab now. . . . All in a second and they were in the burning .woods, rushing beneath trees that .were blazing to their very summits. The track seemed to shake and tremble in the fierce light and fiercer heat. [Burning leaves and branches were caught up to be whirled in fiery eddies iback down the rails as the train tore along, for Dan was hitting her up. Tongues of fire struck across at the .two men. Smoke and fine white ashes filled their mouths and nostrils. Their bodies seemed to bake. They had been streaming wet with perspiration a moment before. Off in the forest it was possible to Bee for miles. Every tree and bush tood forth distinct and separate. Roger Oakley put down bis shovel \ " ; for an instant to All a bucket witb ? water from the tank on the tender. He plunged his head and arms in it and splashed the rest over Ws clotlxis. 5 Dan turned to him for the last time. "It isn*t far now," he panted. "Just around the, next curve and we'll s see the town. If it's still there, off in the valley." The old convict did not catch more than the half of what he said, but he smiled and nodded his head. j. As they swung around the curve a j, dead sycamore, which the fire had ti girdled at the base, crashed across the tl track. The engine plunged into its ? top. rolled it over once and tossed it aside. There was the smashing of n glass and the ripping of leather as n the sycamore's limbs raked the cab, * and Roger Oakley uttered a hoarse 8) cry, a cry Dan did not hear, but he turned, spitting dust and cinders from ^ his lips, and saw the old convict still standing, shovel in hand, in the nar- V row gangway that separated the engine and tender. He had s?t the whistle shrieking, d< and it cut high above the roar of the ri flames, for, off in the distance, under a candpy pf smoke, he saw the lights ^ of Antioch shining among tne trees. 01 Two minutes later and they were tl running smoothly through the yards. with the brakes on and the hiss of escaping steam. As they slowed up be- hi side the depot Dan sank down on tbe ^ seat in the cab, limp and exhausted. m He was vaguely conscious that the b: platform was crowded with people, and that they were yelling at him ex citedly and waving their hats, but he jj heard their cries only indifferently a' well. His ears were dead to every- jj' thing except the noise of his engine, which still echoed in his tired brain. ig He staggered to his feet, and was d about to descend from the cab when J he saw that bis father was lying face ^ down on the iron shelf between the h; engine and tender. He stooped aud ^ raised him gently in his arms. ^ The old convict opened his eyes and t looked up into his face, his lips parted in as if he were about to speak, but no ^ Vound came from them.?From "The Manager of the B. & A.," by Vaughau bi Kester, Harper & Brotners. R< .. c} Some Points About Walking:* ? The best exercise in the world is C( walking, and this is toe most suitable tV season o? the year fo^taking it. ^ A person who knows how to walk in- 0j telligently can get along without a st gymnasium. No other form of exer- A else brings so many muscles into play ^ and develops them so normally. 01 The most popular games are those to in which walking forms a prominent ^ part. Golf, croquet, and in a sense k: cricket, and even bicycling, merely sa give an excuse for walking one way or another. Every one should know how to walk tl properly. It is because of careless ness that so many walk badly. The ^ body should be carried erect, the chest n< well out, the head back, while the arms ^ should swing freely at the sides. ? The pace should be regulated to one's b< strength. Every one should walk fast pi enough and far enough to get the bocy .in a comfortable glow. si To get the best results from walk- m ing one should give his undivided at- ^ tcntion to it. In other words, he should walk for the pleasure of it. and bi not carry worries with him. Exercise walking is injurious. Never walk just after a heavy meal or after vio- ia lent exercise. Aud after a walk it is M well to rest for teu or tifteen minutes ^ before taking up severe mental work, tl ?London Express. tc K?llway Baihling in 1901. f] In forty-three States and Territories there will be built new railways and it railway extensions this year. Contracts already made show that about ^ 8300 miles will be constructed, or Cc enough to more than reach through e\ *1? <1. T1. ? ? 1?..t turn fo I l-UC cur 111. JL Hid lliVilUS ilUUUU uw miles more than was built last year, th Tbe least building, which will be w almost none, is in Maine. New Hamp- ^ I shire, Massachusetts. Rhode Island U1 and Connecticut, with Nevada, in the pi West, for company, while most of the ?' construction will be in the South and Middle West. A remarkable feature w of this new building is the great num- ?? her of lines with little mileage, the average length being only about forty m miles. In work now under way Texas leads ^ with 703 miles on thirteen lines; then n( comes Oklahoma and Indian Terri- a tory, with 012 miles on nine lines; ^ Georgia, U09 miles on nine lines; Penn- q sylvania, 300 miles on seventeen lines; P New Mexico. 230 miles on two lines; n( Illinois. 22-1 miles on four lines; Ar- ^ kansas. 108 miles on nine lines; Louis- et iana. 175 miles on four lines; Min- p< nesota, 105 miles on live lin?s, and "J Washington. 105 miles on five lines. n bi The Physician's Orders. n< Sir James Paget, the great physi- j* cian, who died not long ago, used to cite a case of his as an illustration of p< how important it is to follow the physician's instructions in even the minutest details. He had performed a dangerous operation on a patient, and w had given strict orders that he was not to be disturbed in even the slight- tj est particular, as his recovery would v< depend on absolute rest of body. A t< nurse, a few hours later, disregarding ^ this order, gave the patient a cracker sc for which he had asked. The patient o: ate it. and in doing so scattered a few s' crumbs in the bed. One of these got ? uuder his back and tickled him, and t: he moved his body to escape it. But the movement made one of the liga- ? tures slip, and the patient died in con- ia sequence. Sir James said that the p little crumb killed the man. el t( b The Kaiser's Kngagenient King. y, As the Emperor was driving a few B1 days ago from Uudvangen to Stalhelni in Norway a gold ring clipped unob- a served from his finger. It was after- tl .ward picked up by a stable boy, who ^ handed it to the hotelkeeper, who in a, turu restored it to His Majesty. On h the roiiowing clay, as the Emperor c< was driving back to Gudvangen, he ^ presented the coachman with a note e for fifty kronen as a reward. The a coachman at once declared that it was * not he but the stable boy had found ?l the ring. The Emperor at once pulled tl out a second note for the stable boy, and explained: "I am so extremely p glad to have recovered the ring, for it t! was my engagement ring."?London it News. But my text takes a stop further, an I _ it says, Go into the mountain and fetch ^ olive branches and pine branches and palm branches. Now, the palm tre? was very much honored by the ancients g It had 300 different uses. The fruit waj conserved, the sap was a beverage, th< stems were ground up for food for cam , els, the base of the leaves was turned . into hats and mats and baskets, and thi leaves were carried in victorious proces sions. and from the root to the top o: the highest leaf there was usefulness The tree grew eighty-five feet in heighl sometimes, and it spread broad leaves four jj and five feet long. It meant usefulness, ^ and it meant victory?usefulness for what it produced, victory because it wai jj brought into celebrations of triumph. a] And, oh, how much we want the pain fj, branches in the churches of Jesus Chris1, at this time! A great many Christian! U] do not amount to anything. You hav< to shove them off the track to let the t( Lord's chariots come along. 0] I know the old plan was, the plan now tl is, in regard to worldly investments? b you hear it, merchants tell you?do not ci put everything into one thing, do not b put all your eggs into one basket, but 1 have to tell you in this matter of re- tl ligiou you had better give your all to e: God and then get in yourself. f( "Oh." says some one, "my^business is )R. TALMAGES SERMON iUNDAY'S DISCOURSE BY THE NOTED DIVINE. abject: Religion ! Evergreen?'The Olive Branch of Feace, the Pine Branch of Consolation, the Palm Branch of Usefulness alfft Victory?The Gospel Arbor IComifht 1901.1 Washington, D. C.?This discourse of )r. Talma^e is full of the breath of the ills and fields and is a summer sermon; ext, Nehemiah, viii, 15. "Go forth unto lie mountain and fetch olive branches nd palm branches and branches of thick rees to make booths.". It seems ns if Mount Olivet were unloored. The people have gone into the lountain and have cut off tree branches nd put them on their shoulders, and they sme forth now into the streets of Jeruilem and on the housetops and they tvist these tree branches into arbors or ooths. Then the people come forth from tieir comfortable homes and dwell for :ven days in these booths or arbors. (Thy do they do that? Well, it is a great istal time. It is the feast of tabernacles, ad these people are going to celebrate le desert travel of their fathers and their eliverance from their troubles, the expeience of their fathers when, traveling in le desert, thev lived in booths on their ay to the land of Canaan. And so these Doths also became highly suggestive?of lit march toward heaven and of the fact lat we are onlv living temporarily here, i it were, in booths or arbors, on our ay to the Canaan of eternal rest. And hat was said to the Jews literallv may s said figuratively to all this audience. o forth into the mountain and fetch live branches and pine branches and yrtle branches and palm branches and ranches of thick trees to make booths. Yes, Ave are only here in a temporary jsidence. We are marching on. The lerohant princes who used to live in owling Green. New York, have passed ivav, and their residences are now the slda of cheap merchants. Where are le men who fiftv years ago owned Washigton and New York? Passed on. There no use in our driving our stakes too eep into the earth: we are on the march. he generations that have preceded us ave gone so far on that we cannot even ear the sound of their footsteps. They ive cone over the hills, and we are to 11? MIU>* LilCIII. But, blessed be God, we are not in this orld left out of doors and unsheltered, here are gospel booths or gospel arbors i which our souls are to be comforted. 0 forth unto the mountain and fetch live branches, and pine branches, and yrtle branches, and palm branches and ranches of thick trees and build booths. Well, now, we are to-day to construct a jsnel arbor or gostiel booth, and how jail we construct it? Well, we must it all the tree branches and build. Acjrding to my text, we must go up into le mount and brine olive branches. What aes that mean? The olive tree grows in arm climates and it reaches the height : twentv or twentv-two feet, a straight em, and then an offshoot from that stem, nd then people come and they strip off lese branches sometimes, and when in me of war the general of one army takes ie of. these olive branches and goes out 1 the general of another army, what does lat mean? Why, it means unsaddle the ar chargers: it means hang up the war napsacks. It is but a beautiful way of iving peace! Now. if we are to-day going to succeed i building this Rospel arbor we must go ito the mount of God's blessing and fetch le olive branches, and whatever else we ust have we must have at least two olive irictiPi!?np?rp with Rod and oeace with an. When I say peace with God, I do >t mean to represent God as an angry lieftain bavin? a grudge against us, but do mean to affirm that there is no more itagonism between a hound and a hare, ;tween a hawk and a pullet, between eleiiant and swine than there ib hostility 'tween holiness and sin. And if God is all holiness and we are all n there must be a readjustment, there ust be a reconstruction, there must be a eaty, there must be a stretching forth ( olive branches. There is a ?reat lawsuit going on now, id it is a lawsuit which man is bringing jainst hin Maker; that lawsuit is now on te calendar. It is the human versus the ivine; it is iniquity versus the immacute; it is weakness versus omnipotence, [an began it; God did not begin the lawlit. We began it; we assaulted our MaiT, and the sooner we end this part of le struggle in which the finite attempts i overthrow the infinite and omnipotent the sooner we end it the better. Travers tells us there is no such place as [ount Calvary; that it is only a hill, only 1 insignificant hill, but I Dersist in calling the mount of God's divine mercy and ve. far grander than-any other place on irth, grander than the Alps or the Hialayas, and there are no other hills as * ? ' t !.. ._j r i Li l imparea witn 11; ana 1 nave nouceu in rery sect where the cross of Christ is set rth it is planted with olive branches. And all we have to do is to get rid of lis war between God and ourselves, of hich'we are all tired. We want to back it of the war; we want to get rid of this utility. All we have to do is just to get j on the mount of God's blessing and uck these olive branches and wave them ;fore the throne. Peace through our ord Jesus Christ! Oh, it does not make much difference hat the world thinks of you! But come to the warm, intimate, glowing and blasting relationship with the God of le whole universe; that is the iov that akes a halleluiah seem stupid. Why do e want to have peace through our Lord ?sus Christ? Why, if we had gone on in LOOO years of war against God we could at have captured so much as a sword or cavalry stirrun or twisted off one of the heels of the chariot of His omnipotence, it the moment we bring this olive branch od and all heaven come on our side, eace through our Lord Jesus Christ, and 3 other kind of peace is worth anything. But then we must have that other olive ranch?peace with man. Now, it is very tsy to get up a quarrel. There are gunnvdery Christians all around us, and one atch of provocation will set them off. ; is eaey enough to get up a quarrel. But. iy brother, do you not think you had ?tter have your horns sawed off? Had it you better make an apology? Had at you better submit to a little humiliaon? "Oh." you say, "until that man ikes the first step I will never be at ;ace with him! Nothing will be done ntil he is ready to take the first step." ou are a pretty Christian. When would lis world be saved if Christ had not iken the first step? We were in the rong; Christ was in the right, all right id forever right, and yet He took the rst step. And instead of going and getng a knotty scourge with which to whip 3ur antagonist, your enemy, you had bet:r get up on the radiant mount where hrist suffered for His enemies and just tke an olive branch, not stripping off the >ft, cool, fragrant leaves, leaving them all n, and then try on tnem that gospel vitch. It will not hurt them, and it will ive you. Peace with God; peace with lan. If vou cannot take those two doc incs, you are no Christian. But my text goes further. It savs, "Go p into the mountain and fetch olive ranches and pine branches." Now, what i suggested by the pine branch? The ine tree is healthy; it is aromatic; it is rergreeti. How often the physician says > his invalid patients, "Go and have a reath of the pines; that will invigorate ou." Why do such thousands of people 5 South every year? It is not merely t.o ;t to a warmer climate, but to get the inucnce of f.he pine. There is health in it, ad this pine branch of the text suggests le helpfulness of our holy religion. It is ill of health, health for all, health for lie mind, health for the soul. I knew an Sed man who had no capital of physical ealth. He had had all the diseases you Mild imagine. He did. not eat enough to eei> a child alive; he lived on a beverage f liosannas; he lived high, for he dined very day with the King; he was kept live simply by the force of our holy reliion. It is a healthy religion,* healthy for rie eye, healthy for the hand, healthy for he feet, healthy for the heart, healthy for lie liver, healthy for the spleen, healthy )r the whole man. It gives a man such eace, such quietness, such independence f circumstances, such holy equipoise. Oh. hat we all possessed it; that we possessed , now! to sell silks and clotns. wen, tnen, a my brother, sell silks and ths to the b glory of God. And some . says, "Mv si business is to raise corn -.id carrots." ci .Then, my brother, raise corn and carrots h to the glory of God. yj And some one says. "My business i> to manufacture horseshoe nails." Then p manufacture horseshoe nails to the glory ft of God. There is nothing for you to do ti that you ought to do but for the glory rr of God. c< Usefulness is typified by the Dalm tree . Ah, we do not want in the church any more people that are merely weeping wil- & lows, sighing into the water, stabding and . admiring their long lashes ^n the glassy !? spring! No wild cherry dropping bitter lt fruit. We want palm trees, holding , something for God, something for angels, b' something for man. I am tired and sick v\ of this flat, tame, insipid, satin sliDpered, Sl namby pambv. highty tiehty religion! It is worth nothing for this world, and it is destruction for eternity. Give me 500 ?' men and women fully consecrated to J*. Christ, and we will take this city for ? ' God in three years; give me 10.000 men and women fully up to the Christian standard; in ten-years 10,000 of them c' would take the whole earth for God. But when are we going J;o begin? We all want to be useful. There is not a M man in the news that does not want tc ej be useful. When are we going to be- 81 gin? n Ledyard. the great traveler, waa brought before the Geographical Society j of Great Britain, and they wanted him to make some explorations in Africa, and e] they showed him all the perils and al! jr the bard work and all the exposure, and after they had told him what they wanted him to do in Africa they said to him, "Now. Ledyard, when are you ready t<; ; start?" He said, "To-morrow morning/' . The learned men were astonished. They thought he would take weeks or months to get ready. Well, now, you tell me you want to be useful in Christian service. When are you going to begin? Oh. that 8( you had the decision to say, "Now; m now!" Oh. go into the mount and gather t< the palm branches! ' * b But the palm branches also mean vie- " tory. Well, now, we are by nature the servants of satan. He stole us; he has " his eye on us; he wants to keep us. But P1 word comes from our Father that if we ?' will try to brqok l<fc>se from this doing oi a1 wrong our Father will help us, and some day we rouse up, and we look the black tyrant in the face, and we fly at him, j? and we wrestle him down, and we put ? our heel on his neck, and we grind him , /lnof an/4 tern oa v "Vi/?fArty VI/*. ^1 tory, through our Lord Jesus Christ!" " Oh, what a grand thing it is to have " sin underfoot and a wasted fife behind our backs! "Blessed is he whose trans- " gression ia forgiven and whose sin is 01 covered." Rj Some one says, "How about the fu- cj ture?" What, savs the man, I feel so s( sick and worn out with the ailments of fife. You are going to be more than conqueror. But, says the man. I am so tempted, I am so pursued in life. You are going to be more than conqueror. I, tu who have so many ailments and heart- w aches, going to be more than conqueror? e; Yes, unless you are so self-conceited that b you want to manage all the affairs of ei your fife yourself instead of letting God 01 manage them. Do you want to drive pi - - -i ? ^ ? i -1-- _ 1 1- L O ?AL k. ana nave uoa taite a oacK neai: ??' no." you say: "I want God to be my lead- ei er." Well, then, you will be more than it conqueror. Your last sickness will come, a and the physicians in the next room will si be talking about what they will do for w you. What difference will it make what ci they do for you? You are going to be bi well, everlastingly well. And when the d spirit has fled the body your friends 'will h be talking aa to where they shall bury hi you. What difference does it make to pi you where they bury you? The angel or' 01 the resurrection can pick you out of the ei dust anywhere, and all the cemeteries of the earth are in God's care. Oh, you are going to be more than conqueror! Do you not think we bad better begin n now to celebrate the com inn victory? In L the old meeting house at Somerville my ? father used to lead the singing, and he jr had the old fashioned tuning fork, and " he would strike it upon his knee and then h put the tuning fork to his ear to catch r< the right pitch and start the hymn. But, aj friend, do you not think we had better b be catching the pitch of the everlasting ei song, the song of victory, when we shall be more than conquerors? Had we not better begin the rehearsal on earth? My text brings us one step further, p It# says go forth into the mount and 0, fetch olive branches, and pine branches, |j and myrtle branches, and palm branches ai and branches of thick trees. Now you know very well?I make this remark un- ,, der the head of branches of thick trees? that a booth or arbor made of slight branches would not stand. The first blast j of the tempest would prostrate it. So, v then, the booth or arbor must have four q stout poles to hold up the arbor or booth, and hence for the building of the arbor for this world we must have stout branches of thick trees. And so it ia y in the gospel arbor. * leaves rustle with the gladness of God. g Come into the arbor. Come into the ! ' booth. I went out at different times with A a fowler to the mountains to catch pigeons, and we made our booth and we d sat in that booth and watched for the a pigeons to come. And we found flocks in f< the sky and after awhile they dropped o into the net, and we were successful. So d I come now to the door of this gospel booth. I look out. I see flocks of souls flying hither and thither. Oh, that ithey might come like clouds and as dovea to the window! Come into the booth, 1 j | Come into the booth. ' r HE GEEAT DESTROYEB OME STARTLING FACTS ABOUT THE VICE OF INTEMPERANCE. Icohol In Childhoo<l?> Its Administration i to Sick or Healthy Children is to Be Discountenanced Under All Circumstances?Weakens the Intellect. Concerning the use of alcohol in child- i ood Dr. Kassowitz (Deutsche Medicinal eitune) concludes as follows: 1. Severe functional disturbances (derium tremens, alcoholic mania, epilepsy) nd organic changes (anasarca, enlargetent of the liver) have been observed by ' le author and others after the continued se of alcohol. 2. These diseases occurred not only af>r the use of brandy and excessive doses i f other alcoholic drinks, but also after le use of ordinary amounts of wine and i eer, and even after such small doses of jgnac as are usually considered not only I armless, but even curative. 3. From these results we must conclude I lat the nervous system in childhood is ictremely sensitive to the poisonous efjets of alcohol. l1 4. The administration of alcoholic rinks to children is permitted in the est regulated families in the belief that nail doses cure weakness and diseased onditions. It is easily demonstrated, , owever, that this idea is absolutely rong. 5. Physiological experiments have disroved the former views that alcohol is a >od and prevents body'waste; the excreon of urea is increased rather than dilinished during the administration of al>hol. ' i a r? tu:_ U. r x uiu i/uio xu may ut \?uuviuu?u vnu v ie protracted use of alcohol prevents the rowth and development of the child. ( T. Even as an appetizer alcohol is iwebs, since experiments have shown that disturbs rather than aids digestion. 8. As an antipyretic alcohol is useless, ( ecause even after the administration of i ery large doses the temperature falls but ightly. 9. Researches have shown that the tuch-lauded stimulating effect of alcohol ither does not occur or is very passing, ut that a slow degree of depression of ie muscles and nerves takes place. The ?e of alcohol, therefore, for the prevenon and treatment of cardiac weakness in lildhood has no scientific foundation. 10. The internal administration of al>hol a3 an antiseptic?that is, ns a bacjricidal agent, in &cute infectious disises?is not rational. Experiments have lown that during its administration the distance against infection is diminished ither than increased, ana that alcohol is w quickly oxidized to have any bactericial power. 11. In school children, even after a modrate use, the weakening effect upon the itellect was evident. 12. From the foregoing ill effects of iren moderate amounts of alcohol the ad linistration of alcoholic drinks to healthy r flick children is under all circumstances > be discountenanced.?Medical Record. Traced to Drink. " W. Bode, a German doctor says: "Over;ers of the poor, especially in lSrorth Gertanv, have often declared that' from fifty ) ninety per cent, of all the poverty can b traced to drink. Drunkenness is furlermore the chief source of vagabondage mong seventy-seven per cent, of the amps. A great proportion of the exense of hospitals and of sick funds is tving to this cause. It shortens life among b least ten per cent, of the men, often >ry considerably. Investigations among le English life insurance societies, which eep separate tables for their moderate rinking patrons and for those who toilly abstain, as well as recent statistics f the causes of death in Switzerland, furish plain testimony on this point. In:mperance is also a cause of the mortality nr, r\r\r? nKiMrfln ainno fKfl pllllHrpn nf "in. :mperate parents have little endurance, r die for want of care. Among twelve er cent, of the suicides drink is one of le causes. A considerable number of acdents are also to be traced to this >urce." Tragedy in a Single Drop. The late Professor Henry Drummond sed to tell this story: "I know a man ho waa a temperance lccturer. In his irly days he had been a great drunkard, ut he was reformed, and had got consid able notoriefy as a platform speaker in tie of our large cities. By trade he was a asscutter. One day, many years after e had been a confirmed Christian, as reryor.e thought, a servant girl brought ito his place of business a decanter with broken neck, and asked him to cut it nooth. He took up the bottle to see hat was wrong; the fumes of the brandy lme out of the neck and went into hia rain. He turned the decanter upside own, and got a drop of the fluid upon is finger, and put it to his lins. It set is brain on fire. He went to tne nearest ublic house and got drunk. That was the egitining of a very bitter and disgraceful ad." Revival of Pledge Signing* A revival of pledge signing is now in rogress in England. The Christian of ondon, commenting on a decrease of 11,271,756 spent for intoxicating liquors i 1900 aa contrasted with 1899, says: Let temperance workers meanwhile take eart, ana continue their good work with >npwerl ener:?v. If the million nledtres Blessed be God that wc have a brawny " Christianity, not one easily upset. The g storms of life will come upon us, and 3( we want strong doctrine; net only love, a( but justice: not only invitation, but a, warning. It is a raiehty gospel; it is an omnipotent gospel. These are the stout branches of thick trees. I Temeriber what Mr. Finney said in a sehoolhouse. The village was so bad it was called Sodom, and it was said to ^ have only one pood man in all the village, * ' and he was called Lot, and Mr. Finney h was preaching in the sehoolhouse. ana ? he described the destruction of Sodom: !r how the city was going to be destroyed h unless they reocnted, and that there M would be rain from heaven of sorrow and destruction unless they, too, repented. And the people in the sehoolhouse sat and ground their teeth in anger, and 3| clinched their fists in anger, but before he got through with his sermon they got p. down on their knees and cried for tnercy . while mercy could be found. Oh, it is 31 a mighty gospel; not only an invitation, 11 but a warning, an omnipotent truth; stout branches of thick trees. P Well, my friends, you see T have omitted one or two points, not because fi I forgot to present them, but because I have not time to present them. I w have shown you here is the olive branch n of peace, here is the pine branch of a evergreen gospel consolation, here the t] JJflUIl Li CC UUIIVII \J L IKKIUIIIVOO UIIU VI victory and here are the stout branches of thick trees. The gospel arbor is done. The air ir aromatic of heaven. The ? iraed nt be secured, it will make a Tar igger drop in next year's drink bill than fen this year shows." License Endorses. A singular episode has transpired in hicago which opens another door of light n the saloon question. It appears that a cense for $800 is extracted from clairvoynts. War is being made on the matter, nd for the reason that to license clairoyance is to "recognise it.*' "legalize it," nd "give it U certain respectability." Exctly. That is precisely what the license oca. whether it be a mountebank clairoyant or a hell-filling saloon.?Central hristian Advocate. Inferior Beer. The Wine and Spirit Gazette, of New ork, says that some brewers of this city lio are members of the Brewers' Board E Trade and also the New York State rowers' and Masters' Association are :nding out broadcast over the country Ivertisements announcing that a large mount of bottled beer made of cheap ud inferior material is in the market. A Grand Testimony. A erand testimony?The famous novelit, Mme. Sarah (Jrand, says: ' The only ling that I lind bad for my work is alcool in any shape or form. L find that even giass of light wine deprives me of.ntayig power. I drink nothing at luncheon, ut nave a small cup of black coffee afterards." The Crusade In Brief. The demand for temperate men and ab;ainers is more imperative every year. At Cincinnati the Catholic Knights of hio almost unanimously rejected a propotinn tn amend fchpir hv-Ia.iv* at) as fco ad lit to membership saloonkeepers. A much more stringent control over isblicans is needed, and there should be ecisive penalties bnLi: for drunkards and jr those who tempt th-?r?i to this sin. Deer guzzled dor.:!, as it is by many orkingmen. is nothing better than brown nir. Dull, ilroniri^ blockheads sit on the !o-l)on> li .rash out what little sense icy ever hud.?C. K. Spurgeon. Beer drinking in this country produces lie very lowest forms of inebriety, closely Ilied to criminal insanity. The most danerous class of tramps and ruffians in our irge cities are beer driukers.?Scientific imerican. The Mayor of Madrid. Spain, has orcred as a punishment that nil inebriates rrested for drunkenness on the second of:nce shall have their hair and beards cut ff once every four weeks as a mark of isgracc and punishment for the offence. It is announced that the Southern l'a- ! itic Company has abolished the sale of quors on all ferryboats and other vessels nder its control. This order involves a >ss of $50,000, but it is expected to pre; ent accidents which may involve stilt 1 reater losses. GOD'S MESSAGE TO MAN1 PRECNANT THOUGHTS FROM THE WORLD'S CREATEST PROPHETS. Out of fh? Deptlis?The Minor VlrtnM ? ClieerftilnoB*, Gentleness, Conslderotlon an?l Compassion Only Won bj Faith and Effort. Out of the depths have I cried to Thee. 0 Thou who hearest prayer, , Sovereign of time and eternity, Making .mankind Thy care; V Set me on high from the swelling floodBillows that o'er me roll, Thou who withheld not Thy precipus blood, The winds and waves control. Out of the depths have I cried to Thee, Hear my petition, Lord, Give me a faith that asks not to see, Trusting alone Thy word; Saviour of sinners, I know Thou art, Lord, I of them am chief. Sanctify, strengthen my fainting heart, Help Thou mine unbelief. Out of the depths have I cried to Thee, Father, for peace and rest; Eye of eternal love, look on me, ? Answer my spirit's quest; Blessed Redeemer, who bled and died, Bulging abundant grace, My longing soul shall be satisfied, When I oehold Thy face. ?Miss Anne H. Woodruff, in New York Observer. The Minor Virtues. The minor virtue3 are fruits of obedience to the great commandments of love to God and love to man. They are cheerfulness, gentleness, .consideration and compassion. To some they appear to come as mere gifts of natural disposition, but these are of a lower aifd perishable sort, To most of us they are heroic virtues, only won by faith and effort in the service of Christ. It is in trying days that Christian cheerfulness is tested and that it shines. It is under provocation that gentleness reveals its quality. It is in contest with self-will that our thoughts of the right and needs of others comes to proof, and compassion is never as beautiful as in the company of strength. The final importance of these high qualities of /spirits depends upon the fact that the life'with Christ is a life of service. It is true that they are essential to the peace of God, but the peace of God can never rest content in itself. The major virtues have their occasional opportunity to witness, and it is immensely powerful in oui meetings with our fellow-men, but these minor virtues have their opportunity continually. Few can really test our honesty, for few come close enough to us in business dealings, but cheerfulness and consideration impress themselves on strangers in the cnance encounters of our crowded life. And in the closer intimacies these, after all, are the winning virtues. It xs easier to respect than it is to love, and one may be justr and* honest and vet unloved because he hides himself behind morose or irritable looks and words. It must be confessed that many good men, men whom we hope to see enjoying Christ's favor in the heavenly life, are not lovable. Their real self is hidden, we like to think, behind a veil of harsh and un* . J?a- .._.i?+U CUUBiUeitlbC UUCIICCI 1U1IIC9C. JL/UV 1U Hio view of Christian life as the fruit-b*a#ng life, pledged to love men because $hrist loves them, and us, a piety'that is uncheerful, ungentle, unsyfripathetic and pitiless seems like no piety at-all. Because these virtues are so constant and their application is so wide, because they show themselves in little words and acts, they are an ideal training ground for character. For every temptation to dishonesty there are a thousand temptations to despondency. For the inrush of murderous impulses of hate, there are ten thousand impulses to seek our ease at the expense of others. It is here, indeed, that the real battleground of daily life exists for most of us. Our influence and our happiness would be immeasurably increased by cheerful, living, gentle thought, loving consideration ana compassion for all wno are in need.?Boston Congregationalism Kind of Religion We Want. We want religion that softens the step and turns the voice to melody and fills the eye with sunshine and checks the impatient exclamation and harsh rebuke; a religion that is polite, deferential to superiors, considerate to friends; a religion that goes into the family and keeps the husband from being cross when the dinner is late, and keeps the wife from fretting when the husband tracks the newlywashed floor with his boots and makes the husband mindful of the scraper and doormat; "keeps the mother patient when the baby is cross and amuses the children as well as instructs them; cares for the servants besides paying them promptly; projects the honeymoon into tne happy harvestmoon land makes the happy home like the eastern fig tree, bearing on its bosom at once the tender blossom and the glory of the ripening fruit. We want a religion that shall interpose between the ruts and gullies and rocks o? the highway and the sensitive souls that are traveling over them.?Helpful Thoughts. The Trouble With RAlicinn. Once there was a man who got hig teeth filled by a dentist who wore artificial teeth, and he bought from a man who wore a wig,a preparation that was warranted to mike hair grow on bald heads. And this man believed that his teeth would be saved by having them filled, and they were. And he had faith in the hair medicine, insomuch that he bought one bottleful after another as long as there was a hair left on his head. But one day he heard of a preacher who went wrong in spite of his own teachings, and straightway the man who believes in the toothless dentist and the hairless hair doctor found that religion was a delusion. The great trouble with religion is that it is not warranted to make people better looking. ?Chicago Record-He raid. The Water and the Vessel. Tf I only wish for clear water it is of little consequence whether it be brought in a vase of gold or glass. I should even receive it with more pleasure when presented in glass, beeause I can see it more clearly than in a golden cup. In like manner, if I seek only the will of God I should be indifferent whether it be presented to me in tribulation or consolation, provided [ can clearly discern it. It should be even more agreeable in suffering, because it is then more visible, and the only amiability of tribulation is that which it borrows from the divine will.?Francis ol Sales. Present Duty. He who is false to present duty break* a thread in a loom, and will find the Haw when he may have forgotten its cause.? Henry Ward Eeecher. A Reformation. One age is but the forerunner of another, and to-day we are entering upon s reformation that is more wonderful in itj workings than any that has gone before, and that demands of Christians a new devotion and energy.?Rev. D. E. Marvin, Coogregationalist, Asbury Park, N. J. Punishment*. x unisnmenu are ouen tne oniy instruments in tlia hands of a loving God bj which individuals with evil wills are per auaded to do well The fact that God a.' ways forgives does not banish the conse quences of w?^i-<ioing.?Rev. D. C. Dor Chester Wheat Pftid (liurcli Debts. The Kvangelical Church at Industry, Kan., has just paid off its church debt with a crop of wheat. List autumn the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Bruner, together with [i number of the leading members, rented rorty acres of ground near the church house. The work of seeding and the seed ;rrain were contributed. At harvest the threshing %vaa contributed. The yield was !J"0 bushels, of which one-third was paid for rcnL- and the remainder has just been -old for enough to pay the $350 mortgage ">n the church. The congregation is planing to sow another field to raise fundi [or improvement aud church expenses. -v , '-A1, /- V..'t ' 1 THE SABBATH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL LESSON COMMENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 22. Subject: Woen of Intemperance, Frov. xxilt., 20-35 ? Golden Text, Pro . xx., 1?Memory Verses, 20-3!)?Commentary on tbe Day's Lesson. ' 29. "Who." A divine commission to every man to investigate the prevailing cause of woe and sorrow and strife, ana thus, be deterred from taking the wrong course in life. Robinson calls this lesson the drunkard's looking-glass, set before those whose face is toward the drunkard's habits, so that they may see What they will be if they go on. "Hath wote." What space wojild be needed to record the names of all who could truthfully say "I" to this question! "Woe." Direful distress;. both the condemnation for a sin committed and a certain bwful condition of suffering. Sin of all kinds brings its own punishment, but there is no sin which so speedily and relentlessly pursues its victim as the sin of drunkenness. The drunkard has woes of body and woes of mind; woes in himself, woes in his family; pains, diseases, poverty, and all without alleviations. "Who hath sorrow." The Hebrew word means, first, poverty and then misery. The drunkard has sorrow of his own making. The cup contains more than one woe; a single sorrow is not all. These are so numerous as to call forth a constant and :?u <<ixru~ tUUK-WUItbUiUCU VIJ VI ail^UiDU. f? UVI hath contentions. Those who responded to the first two questions will also respond to this. Nine-tenths of ?11 the brawls and fights, quarrels and misunderstandings are traceable to drink. "Who hath babbling." This refers to the tendency of strong drink to foolish and incessant talking, revealing secrets, vile conversation and noisy demonstrations, which are common in different stages of drunkeness. "Woundb without cause." Wounds received iu wholly unprofitable disputes, such as come of the brawls of drunken men. Drinkers are especially exposed to accidents and dia* eases which temperance would have prevented. "Redness of eyes.". Bloodshot, blurred or bleared eyes. Gen. 49: 12. Alcohol induces a paralysis of the nerves controlling the minute blood vessels, the capillaries, which results in a dilation that speedily shows itself in the eye. In his step and in his eye the drunkard shows the secret of his sin. The traveler in the drunkard's broad road to death bears a great bundle of woes. Among them are losses of time, of talent, of purity, of a clean conscience, of self-respect, of honor, of religion, of the soul. 30. "They that tarry long at the wine." This answers the above questions. He who begins to drink continues to drink, tarrying often a whole night, and from that to day and night. '"They that go." To places or among people where intoxicating drinks are made or stored or used. "Mixed wine." Spiced, drugged, medicated wine, the intoxicating power of which is in creased oy toe inrusion or arugs ana spices. Such men drink the ciip of costly aeath. The chemical analysis of the liquors used by the people in this country shows that they drink alcohol, arsenic, alum, aloes, bitter almonds, blood, chalk, cherry-laurel, cocculus indicus, copr^ras, gypsum, henbane, isinglass, lime/ lead, loawood, nux vomica, opium, oil or Vitriol, oil of juniper, oil of turpentine, toba'ccft,' sugar of lead, resin, etc. ? 31. "Look not thou upon the wine." This prohibits moderate drinking. Do not put yourself in the way of temptation. He who goes freely into temptation is already more than half fallen. When it is red-. The bright color of the wine gives if an attractive look and adds to its fascination and its danger. "When it giveth its color in the cup.' Literally, its eye, the clear brightness, or the beaded bubbles, on which the wine-drinker looks with pleasure. "When it goeth down smoothly.'* This verse pictures the attractive side of wine, when it seems perfectly harmless to sip a little, when it is bright and inspiring, thrilling the nerves with delight, promising all joy and freedom. It is the shining 9iae of evil that is so 'danireroiis?this flowery entrance to the path that leads to death. 32. "At last it biteth." The pleasure will be attended at last with intolerable pains, when it works like so much poison in thy veins and ca3ta thee into diseases oo nura t-Vio hifjncr of ? awnent. ics effects are opposite to its pleasures. Its only beauty is when it sparkles in the cup. It can only harm the one who ventures to enjoy its pleasure. Then it bites; sends its poison oeyond your reach. Ita only end is ruin. 33. < "Thine eyes shall behold strangewomen." The loving wife will be forgotten and her goodness despised, and evil desires spring up to fill her place witn others, or to go from her with others who have fallen into the same pit of drunkenness aa yourself. Homes are broken up as the result of strong drink. The tears and pleadings of the devoted wife are spurned, ind the dance hall is sought, where women are dressed to suit the eyes of wicked men, and, where natural affection is overthrown and cruel lust rules. "Thine heart shall utter froward things." When men or women indulge in the use of strong drink they let down the bars, to every sin that follows in the train. Tha heart is the centre of life, c.nd from it spring all evil desires. In a state of drunkeness men utter things out Of reason and contrary to decency. 34. "As he that lieth down in the midst of the sea." To make one's bed on the waves of the sea would be to be swallowed up in death. So is the drunken man. Or as a pilot who has gone to sleep when hi# ship was in the trough of the sea, allowing the tiller to slip out of his hand, and his ship to be swamped with the waves which, he might have outridden. Stupefied, besotted men know not where they are or what they are doing, and when they lie down they are as if tossed by the rolling * * ?? t r\r\ r\( <% waves ot tne sea, or upvu iuc wv ^ mast. Their heads swim. Their sleep i? disquiet and troublesome dreams make sleep unrefreshing. "Upon the top of a mast." The drunkard is utterly regardless of life. He is as one falling asleep clasping tne masthead, whenco in a few minutes he. must either fall down upon the deck and be dashed in nieces, or fall into the sea and be drowned. ,35. "They have stricken me?and I was not hurt." With consciences seared and self-resnect gone the drunkard boasts df the things which should make him blush ( with shame. "They have-beaten me?I' felt it not." Angry companions bave done their worst to tud my life, says he, but their blows did not affect me. "When shall I awake? i will seek it again. Rather when I shall awake I will seek it again. Self-control is gone. The drunkard is a slave to appetite. He is aa insensiblo to the pleadings and warnings of those who seek his salvation as he is to the beatings of his comrades when he is delinous. Dig Advance In Telography. The new Hungarian system of telegraphy, the introduction of which was announced eighteen months ago, has been a marvellous success. The system has been installed between Budapest and Fiume, a distance of 375 miles, and is in practical working order at a speed of 40,000 words an hour. The messages arc written in Roman characters and require no transcription. The system is an ingenious combination of the telegraph, the telephone and photography, the messages being written on sensitized paper by lay light and developed and fixed by an automatic process. Foreign Crop I?8j?ort?. The arrangements made by John ITvde, A n?. tiie statistician m mc ....... partment at Washington, during his recent trip abroad for the telegraphic exchange of crop reports with grain-producing countries contemplates three reports annually from Great Britain and six t.o eight from other European countries. Th<? complete system will not hn in operation until the opening of the crop reason of 19(L> British Made Clotlie* For tlie Coronation Queen Alexandra has expressed tho iope that all ladies who attend the coro-. nation ceremony will wear dresses made 13 much as possible of materials of British manufacture and embroidered by British workwomen.