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ff YOL. si. WOODSTOCK VIRGINIA, FRIDAY, MARCH 20 1898. NO. 14. lo PUBU I.KL? BY JOHN H. GRABILL. ?j ION $1.00 **?r Year. iaid?Ubh in Advance. Allcoiuin. i4tnr Will !.. HERALD JOB 0] s ?Maptoi? mt-vfi, respect. Woik doo? on ?bort Mtiwandont! HP- _ ? Advertising' Kates. A< ,ciiispii.eutb wiiJUu luneMe?al tte duller per ?qaareuf ten line? ov lent (or ttau tust insertion, and ?uaeuu toi euh ?uueequeni insertion. rr''-?'iait?r?? or yearly advertfcm. eat by contract, tF Unless tbe number of instr?U ni Ifi marked npon the inanosaript.adTeTtli? ?Mil will be published until forbnlden , and charged PROFESSIONAL CAKDS J ll WIl I : \N. I V? 11 I 1AMS \V 1LL1A.MS .* BROTHER, Attorneys - at - Law. WOODS ' v \.\ Praetio? m th.- ^oalj,' V? a! ; I i. '-I-U v. I'SDK?, \ V i LEXANDEK & \V( NTDEIl Attoiv , -Law, WO MA. I B1" . y t. i ITAl \\ ?Ittorneys-at-La oah hi. v V i : s s Utorneys-at-Law. i h P. V. u>>;: vi) & . >ER, j Attorn KLLTOS i yri.A.?i:i;i v & i clton, . roR>E?s AT .LAW. pi wi!-h. I?ll. Y\\\. J. B Dentist. WO VA ? it Conn M*j SMt. I tR T. F. LO( Resident Dentist, Office, Ma > Va tine used Dec. vb-ly T\R. J. M H w TOM - n to .11 ,. the l-oit.oi ?16? tf. J. F. Saum ? Co WHOLESALE Produce Commission Mercian '.?_'.'? Loq?h?mi \ < un?-, Washington, : D 0. Solicit ?hi| prodoel?bo lb? Far > i . i i - ; i pai<l <: ? fill IS, abi'.itj Refer to pi ?i ?1 I it D. C s&maiw Flu?a Hi WOOPSTOCK VIRGINIA. *rs. J. H. WILLIAMS, Principa! K .'I' R Wesley Burtsfield, WILRGHANT 1 Woodstock, Va. M? A'FEE AND LOVE H )pl>..-.t- t lie cloibif'H Barbers >Hiiii -"?"'? '''' '. . MotBoraey? A- ?.'... T.tiot) r DM. AS For sale by T. B RICHE Y ?HUMPHREYS' vnBHNMnrsKcncs For Bon?, Cattle, Sheep, I:js, Heg?, AND FOULTK?. 500Pobo TtonU on Trrntmeat of A'iini.-N I "???mminlw KI < .('.-? .- karge* I?.I).?Bot? tr lir'.: ? ? ?He or ??: !?,"??. 3? il. .1 "'if. (..<..? Miararrlaji'. Hemorrhage.? 11.11.? : ' :i*.-a, I. l.--l>nw i\ r ?' i.f.i.i... II J.K?~lMaea.eoel UlgeatMBt .fara'.yslo, Stable <'.?-.-. 8**.00 Jnr Vetel I ? Oil, . ? 1.00 ?faaajMa, rr t*-t ;-r.,.-?J anjal-rn. and In any ???12llt;ly OB I.? > '| '. iriD.t&, Ilia liawnaatbtScvtaa. iHTT^HBaTS' HOMEOPATHIC &JSFEG1FIC l)o.l Narious Debility, Vital Weakness, I 1*1*) aiid laive i.^ -lowicr, ioi .?;-. ? ut., in Alia *n .,** >i., \r* i ... MY MURDERER. N< iif had a fiiii-y lor Rome fresh i supper lhat evening; an i un >;.?? -et.m. (? loa'Il lu ventait' oui, 1 olleied lo ko for ni ? n. We were e m ilit' house; lor faihei and motber liad guue to tlie ooon< ti \ lor a few il tve, v il T u n, of ? , >\ us a ? ay al l ne nffl l ?. Win ?, ' itpi'iieit i lie doui 'o n" OHl I *v> l ni Ai SI I, o-li OUiueai . -i iinliii.; ici i lie i|?miP ?Hi'. I ! ?- ' it "ve 11\ IIU I. ^ MU, iiol *aste nio woriH o I j i?t nollom-il tu htm I" a?i-l.iii-; tir tVoUld ? id N ? 'le, 1 Ii,n i:hr, and sip COU d give 'lim tlie v*ioilits. 1 du] n.it wan! ?hr b ii lier ni .?oing h irk l ?liai not e i I oui tu e I N--I le l;t- W i> ??a n II ?; u|i; I .1 d n..i ilniik li nee saarj. I must luve beeu gone abo t t 'in -quarters of m boar, fur tbe Util? dairy wheiew*. yot the tr. t-h eggs was toui loug blockt awa?. and I stay? .1 a while t ?ikicg to the yuuuggirl ivhu waited ou me. I Musk when I reached i, sud I remember i>em; hui prised when I looked op at the trauHODj to see that th? hall lamo ?I ? Nellie bad s .cli a i f d iikut>g ?. I .\ ,i ? v rpnsed wuen 1 opt ued ?lie \ i SlU ?isippe?r iIowd the passage aud eutei Ibe kitchen?th? kitchen, diuiug-room ind Tiuu'm roo u are tbe oulj rooms on the Irsl Boor. Did I only in agiue Ir, it was tlieie something furtive in the Mongolian's move meutsl ?1! ill. liOM luncifiil I am gelling,' I thought. 'Ne lie lias told liini to yo in i here to get the soiled kitclien lowi Is.' ted the ball lamp, U-ft the the 'able end ran up the stairs. Whenl reaebel the land - imetbing which made me so faint lint 1 bad to lean agaiusi the banister for apport So that you will qnite understand tbe position in which I tound ins -.fit', I will describe our appei ball ami the situ itiim nt' the rooms. Direct h opposite the landing wan u ?indo? c^er'ookiug lh? back van!; the bedf(M)aa Nellie anil I occupied together was on the leit -i.ie, the ilo?>i opening near the head t>l the at airs. The hull itu> ::. ored with ? lute mai bli?a carious fancy of m.? father'?, In limit ut e ictl il'?"!' was h thick Miuliy red mat. Now, all theroom? v.l.- cloned, and trickling fron. 1 .I' 1 the 0 '"ts ol oar roo 0 ?a t t it i 11 ted stream, which formed ?> ?reat pool, BUd which, though ? hail ?fin?.! so tluk tlo list ai 1 s, ? ??? <i ni te disoeruible in lh. half li-iit which came from th< nail window. In a 11 tsli I saw it all. Th? i h.m hail killed mv sister; i rus her life blood which tiicklt M from the door ami lav in thai ghsstlj pool ou the gp hi te marble. ered inj skirts to stop ov? it andenter em toon and ferity ful te us, ?ben I beard a s etltliv, imitll tl footfall on the itaits Ii tin? horror ot my tlis coverj I had forgotten that the Chlnamaa was ? HI in the house. In a moment he would be ii|h>:i me, nml I would share the terrible I ite tit my sister, who must be dead, for who eonld lose ail that ilOOd and live? Belag aure, then, that she was beyond m.y aid, I felt that I must try, If possible to save mv own life Bat how! Ojlslde ol he hall window was a *ide stone s'icll o? winch we kept pot plants; i ear it was a stationary ladder which the workmen nsed to ascend when the root needed repairing. I sprang lightly o?cr the horrible pool, ran uoiselessly across the hall, and wan on the window sill getting out when the Mongolian's bead appealed above the stairs. He saw me, uttered an inarticulate guttural sound, and swiftly follow etl me. I made a spring, reach? the ladder and climbed to the n>< I would not descend to the \artl the chancea of escape were le that wav, lor the wooden fein round tile Mrtl was verv high, Bi as the houses on either Bide we nnt'ccnpied it would be (jmte pc sinie toi n e to be murdered wit out any neighbors hearing my crie It once I coukl reach the flat rot of 001 house I thought I wonl be s .fe, lor the roofs of the lions? in our block were as well know to me as the street. I was soin thing of a tomboy, and on evet logs when the eats made the nig! air hideous with their conceit rom ami I used often 10 xo on th mots and hunt them, sometime Oh tSlng thein the whole block, h jlatl In his p.tju'oas and I in m cycling suit. It was. therefore, an etsy matte tor me to climb the ladder, bat j m as I had crossed the root'and wm about to drop Hive If ontotbeneil ?blob w.is lowei than ours, th dreadedCeleattai head ?gun a|i peaied, lilts 'i ? e | ist above Mi last rung ol the ladder. Oh, 1 null I had the power to liutl bin low n before he re-c ied th* roof I (.ne at the bricks hi ttiocbbn e i>>i * not one would loosen. Then waH nothing to he d >.e hut to rut an 1 in ?cea n ill the hop*' ? I " trading the attention ol aomi ii,,-ei'. >\ .m the stree ?> -lu r, u v \ i.?-i I .ipe ie.i my inoiiih to m j out im Miiiii.l would come t'ron in l parched throat. '?I? gymnast it tr.inlng stood me iu _' i "I stea'i. ' ran. dioppe 1 to the lower roof* climiied o th ? higher ou^s wl b the agility of a inonk-y. I'm-- still I Aoiild have h id no advants :? over 'tu pursuer had it not been for my an per ior knowledge ol the roofs. '1 he t'lnn ? nan fdloWed Bf awifih; tiioug'i I dar d not lo-di o.ick, I could bear bisq tick breath iug not far behind. When we got n-ar the end oT the block I dodged mi* pursuer and doubled ou my tracks. For a mo t eut be teemed puzzled; I seicd tiie opportunity, Bllpped quickly behind hiiu, graaped Ins pigt ill, jerked him backward; he lost his balance aud fell <>n his back. I'hen I ran to tbeedgo ol the roof over looking i he stieet and sere filed to my sin prise my voice bad cone hick and my scree" was heard b? a man passing on the other side Ol the street. lie stopped and looked aroutid bewildered. 1 screamed again, and guide 1 by the sound, lie looked up ami saw me; the moon was just rising behind the house and my tonn was clearl outlined against the light the moon threw before it. Bat my Bhoatlng had also sho.vn the Chinaman m,\ wbereabputs ; he had recovered himself and was a-am alter me. I could heat his Quick, animal pant in?? i ist behind m -. 1 ran on, h following, h it hope now gave added Speed to my Steps; help Would SOOn be mine, fora ero a.. liad gathered on the street aiijl seemed clearly to realise m. dau? ?t-r. Meu ran to and fro, or eagailj consulted together, and presently a c ? iple ot workmen came along dragging a Pre?an'? ladder. Thin tlier placed agaiiMt one ol tin i i -es; men swarmed up it like rlies, and m less tune tiian ?t t ike* to tell i! diel.' unt nan was secuivd ?strangely enough, he mail? no tesisi inee and ill I not appear to be i.rmed ?and *? wore bol h twk ? doe n. When ihe crowd heard what tbe Mongolian had done, they declar? ed they won (I lynch hun then and there. The* tore luru fioin tlie oollceman ?ho had ium in charge ?rigged hun to the nearest tiee, eblcfa was not far, (or ont Street was planted with tree?; a rope wee brought from somewhere, and de spit? the w retched man's pie idings in Impassioned Chinese tor merer, ?as -iipped around the branches. At l liai moineut a broad shouldered man I r ike through the crowd and demanded the cause ol the uproar. It was Tom. The mob paused to explain; I ran to my brother, clung to h s arm, and between ssj in coherent won.? and iTieir exp?an? lions, he at last gathered the meaning ne wished to convey, but still lie looked puzzled. ?Nellie! Did 1 understand you to say. Dora, that it was Nellie this man murdered':" .Ves.' 'Why, I have come atrai?bt from the boise and Nellie was there as wal! as she ever was In her life, only atixioss at your long abseuce and aurions to know the cause of the disturbance In the street.' ?There roost lie some mistake,* I answered. 'I saw her blood stream Ing from under our bed-room doo 1* i haps it was her spirit \ mi I iw 'A pretty substantial s|iiri then. I must say, and one tin can t* 11 j ( : > mutton 0 lops ind fres e*gR as w< Il as a mortal. Com right along, buy*,' taming to th crowd, ?anil see for t ourselves th i my sitter is all right. Come, Dor Et dree " y arm within his os ami turned toward home, the mi following with the Chin imau, th ni;ie still around ins m ok. ^ bei we reached oar house there ws Nellie safe an! s i lid, stau lilij oil the steps. Before we could SU ? word she cried out: ?What arc they doing to Ah Sm Oh, what a ehame to treat a p ?o (Jhioam m so!" and Impolalvel she ran dowo, ami. while the Mmi (toll in made voluble explauatl m pu d the ro|ie irmn his ic 'Sp-ak i lifll - alowei. A li in then I shall l>e able to folio? \ o iitcely,'said Nellie, kindly. I fm got to tell von thai N. Hie cat ?peak Chines-?ill- used to t ? tch in the Chinea? l/is." ion School. ? Wh i- doe? lie ?a\ ':' I aak? i. am ? foil us m bat the heathen i- saj lug, young lady.' crie I the men. Nellie asked the Clrmrni'l '?< t.- - ,\ h s- r?o?, which he ans n rei with much |;est C lla?l h . Ml hi m .s mon etched l han I h ire seen a Chinaman ? i h i Ix t m or since IS <ell lie iniglH be; ?Inn sic turned to n<: ?I ibiiik 1 can eipl iln Ah Slu'i pari in the Bdvelitnre. When he bloj|i>ht I lie clothes this u!te i I . u I lound some w it' missing III h back lo get lli-.n, telling h.ui I v? uilt mu par for th? washing until he brougbi .vert thing. II ? ?vent away and came bac. r|ih the clothes in aboul ba'l a lia i. I then p iid hi n ? id s -n him down to the knch ?n loi thl ige lor the wa?h I b there. lit gol them, and was all ait to go 0 it s i-u bs re u -m bered tn it be h il not a>kci me wheohe was focal I tgam.Justas he re.ictied t he heul ot the Stairs he >aw I),ua getting out of the win? do \, j mipttd to the c ?ticlusion thai Bbe was a thief, and I her. 1 must 'ell \oii," add the crowd, 'that lie i oes not know hoiu; she is usually awai at when he comeo for ; tie cl ?tues. ?li just happened th it she got oil calls to day, and he BU I bei for the first, tune this afternoon when she let him In, SO bis mistake was not an unnatural one. II ? did not dream that a youug la ly ol Of the house would do SUell a thing as climb out <>i t w Indo?, thto Igh il he knew Dot i be nor be In ti.e least surprised.' Here Rallie laughed. 'That Is A.i Sin's sttuv and it seems to me a reasonable one. Ol course, wbeu he loi owe,] D ira she tho iff lit In eaut to kili h r, but I e innol undeistand what she wanted on be m ?i al tbal hour. What w is it, Doiaf Then I eipl lined, telling in i ,b ' .t the p.ml ol blood, wb?c I I ?as now beginning to think esist ed only m mv imagination. ?Oh. tha'!' and an aim >v d, per turbed expression crossed berface, 'Yon recollect tbe quarl bottle ol red ink father brought lion? the evening bet Me he went to the eoastry and which Toni was tu tnke down to the offluel // ? fug ?I it every day. and \ on Dora, louk it into our inou? he day you need ed -on. : \ mi can le--.lv It (I it neu the dooi, and when I went i ; u> gel the money for Ah Bin I must knocked it o\erwith my skirt. I did nut notice it at the time, bul ??hen 1 went into our room later on 1 f und the bottle h Ins on its side tbeeotk ool and ?hat ?jreat pool in the hall. Ob, again directb addressing the no mi. -it t ?. i.? n anyone here who can tell n e ho? ?o get rid Ink stains mit of while marble I shall be so gratet o I. Its rallier will In- crssy it ne cienes back and flu Is th ? ball floor st i\t\ ? ed.' A janitor of oie ol the lartfe Bit] buildings cams forward, *nd the two held a consolation. ?\ in n I thought ttie.v had talked long enough i Interrupted them to ask Nellie; 'How was It yon did not litar me when 1 M Bl np -' | ? I was in the front parlor, read* illg. ?Vheii Ah Sin left . I did nul heai a sound until T.mi came home.' ?Well, l fneta everything is olear now,' reeaarked Tom. 'There is nothing to he tlonc but to thank these gentlemen fur tlieir prompti? tude, in comintr to Dora's tance and to sooth the Chinaman's i wounded feelings. With that he slipped something ii in Ah Bin's Hand which mad tic Ce'es'i.il smile, Then Nell I Slid I handed in our little cm trihnti ma, e.'id Ah Bui and m m- ? 'i l's n>p .1 ted. I! it nnfortonately that was b; no means I be end of If. ? had I face the lid?enle of nij friend an 1 tic- c uio-i* \ ot m y neigbb ira ? u,d to tliis day whenever Tot to bs esp 'ciaiiv tormentini be makes polite inquiries for 'in nini.tirer.?New Orleans Tiaei Del.lit. Sho Wanted a Love Letter. 1 i il mu? II in g,' said the \ 000 ani?an, .?s -lie stepped op to tl, ? iudow. ?la there a litter for mi today.' ?I wi'l see,' replie I the cb ik 'Will 'I be aUIOUg tiie business 0 tin loi c n I els * The gii] hesitated a moment II. lace colored a little, and sh< ii i, ly replied; "I think it is a bosl iii-s h tier.' The man inside the windos o k .nit a lu iiiiuil of letters Iroiii i e c .-e a id bat ii\ ' ke I their i?Vt r. M found no letter for I be girl, SUtl "o n foi med tier. He fare bore 11 ideu es of disappoint ment, and she went seat. Tin-el. ik thnugbl nothing mon . t the matter and did UOt EUppOSi -"n- had taken ht'? remark serious \. P. il s'ie did, and it was no v. i y long before she cune, and ii a timid in uu.er asked hun if In ?oul<J p ease be so kind ?is to lo k am mg I lie love U-tters. Save The Children. When chililren are attacked with ? .'ml croup, l)r. Hull's Cough Syrup will prove A quirk and ure. Mr. Elmer E. n. Pa., writes: "We have Ugh Syrup fur L'OUgh, up, an 1 found it the best cough nu (ruine and CUTS for these We never urn i il bui always keep it on hand." I>r. ' 1 everywhere ton having it. 'Why, Ulan dc;ir. what has hap pene Ii Ii is nor a mouth sine _ . id i Und y > i i ?e ,u ??!' ?Ah. Hilda, darling Oeoige runn'ng for Congress, yoi knot, and I've oniy ?ani le irned from t n Inn p,i|iei s what a dread in 111 HI I've mill lied ' ?M i nu i. it i i luld shoud h born on the oo ? in, to what natio wonld if bel nig?' Why, to the n i tion to which his father and molhei belonged, ol course ' ' A ell, 1 know. B it suppose his father an< mother *ere IIOt with him. S ip posing he was traveling with hi i .unit'.' Tef.r. Vili-Itheiim ami Bet? DJS? Th ? lotense Itching ind?martint, inci? dent to these disease?, Is instantly ?Have.: by s| plying I sin s Eye anc 3kin (Mntment. Many rerj bad es?t : are r? ' '!y mr'<\ by if tl is equally efficient for itching i n fsTotite remedy fot sore nipplea, chapped hands, chilblains, frost bit? and chronic i I ts.] Ilr. lath's Comlilian Powder?, an bat a hor?? nsedi when in bad onilition. Tunic, blood purifier aril ennifnge. They arc nut fo '? nedicine and the best in use to put a in prime condition. Prie? K I r package. Travel? i ?Don't you uet find ai BWeiing so munv fool question."! 'l ictet /Lgent -Yes. Traveler? Which one tires ,\ou mosil Ticket Agent?That one.? ( Ibt ?ago Kews. Jones,Browu?(Sastaca lives on next to nothing. Brown Smith?Yes don't say. J mes Brown?Te*] he's a slack a ire pel foi mei. New Jork Joornal. ?I can't deiei mine w li?t to gi\ e up d?nn. I. nt.' ?Will, iieury, I'll tell yon?give nn sii o in?,'?Chic il'o 1! 'C nil. One Minute Cou>r!i Cure, euren. That Is wt-it 11 was made to.. St. m Father?Heory, nave \ou sod your new watcli parted com pa?i airead?'.' Ilenrt (laoonitally) -Hmke. father ? wnicht ? Jewe'era' Weekly. The explosiva force of dinamite Is about eight time? that of gat powder. 'Have you felt slippers':' Inquired an old ladj It a shoo store. The clerk, who WM new at the , biisiniss and voting, answered, 'Yes. madam, many a tune ' On lb? morning ol Feb. '?0, UK, I ? m nick with rhen.natimn, and lay iu bed un? til May SUt, when I got a bottle of 01 miiierlan'? Tain Halm. The firm ap ii of it relieved me almost entire? ly tren the pain mut the mcoml a Horded complete lellef. In a short time I was hIiIm |a kB up and abont again,?A. T. Marean x, Ltiverne, Minn. Sold by L, K. Irwin. WEAEY WAYPABERS. WELLS OF COMFORT IN UNEXPECTED PLACES. Dr. Talm.gf. Pruna s?int- Stirring Leanon* From the story of linear aiel Ialunael In the Desrrt f'lnilln?; nn.l Kt.-plng Our Proper Station* In Ufa, [Copyright, UBS, by Amerl Washington, March 80.? This dis? course of Dr. Talmags draws from an oriental scene s ime itirring lese di and pointa t" v.. ?i- o? comfort in u?< : il III, 19, "Audi mil opmed her eyes, and she SBW B Well of water, and the went and filled ? tie with water and gave tbe lad drink. " Morning breaks a\ a Bi rabeba. Tlnro is an early stir in tbe I old Abraham. There baa been trouble among tbe domestica Bagar, ?m assist aut in tbe bonaebold, and her bod, a brisk lud of 16 years, have bea me Im? pudent and insolent, and L-ar.ih, tbe - of the hi u bi r fi t down very bar 1 and y will bavo to leave tbe premises. Tiny are packing up now. Abraham, knowing that tin? journey befi re ins servant and her aon will be very long and acn M -, in tbe kindneaa of his it potting up s. nu in ad anda bottle with water In it. It la a very plain laucb that Abraham pro ot I warrant yon there wonld have I , . n enongh of it had they not lost their way. "God !"? with you," said old Abraham as be gave the lunch to Bagar and a good many chargea sato how she should conduct the journey. Ubmacl, tbe boy, 1 suppose, bounded av..iy in the morning light. I ways li,. Pour [abmai 1 ! He baa do idi i i ( tbs disasti ri that an sbead of bim. Hagas glrea one 1 ug lingering l< i k on tbe i ir plan ?rbere aba bad apent ao many bappy day-, each scene as? elated with tin 1 joy of I" ; maeL 'rie acorcbing no n comes on. Tbeaii is itifling iiii'l mi ri - with inaofferable lufft catii d Ii the b y. 11 gh down, but Hagar n oaei bim ?,.; pi tbing about hi r own wearim -- aweltering bi al fi r mi tbi r? can anything Trudge, trudge, trudge. (r< wing tbe dead I how wearily and iluwly the mil A tamarind that seemed bonra stand only ju-t a little ahead, inviting tbe travelers to come ander its abedow, now is as far off as sv< r, or seemingly ao. Night drops upon tbe desert, and tbe travel) rs are pillow Ii ra I tery weary, I suppose, in-tantly fallt Hagar as tbe shadows of the uight begin to lap over each other? Hagar bega bi r weary b< ? p and thb fact tbal It la bi r fault that they are in tbe looks out, ?n*i every fslling tmr it t'n a iparkle. A e lug of wind ? arth and lifts the red brow of I Hagar - ? and in hi r dreairi travels over tbe weary day and halt awakes le r .- d by crying out in her alai p: "Iabmael ! Ismai 11" Lost In Hi.' Psesrt. And so they go i n day aft? r day and niplit after night, fer they have |i *; their way. No rath in the ?-liiftiiij: sands, no ligo in the burning sky. The sack empty i f the Hi nr. the watt r gone from tlin bottle. What shall sbt ?he puts her fainting Isbmsel under a stunt? d ibrub . t the arid ; lain dsbi t eye and : liainl and wal bes the il d bursting from ti Qgue, and tl ?briek in th i : "W( shall tin I We iball dio!" Now, m ? v. r made rtri ng enougt tu hear bt r son cry in vain fi r a drink It. retofors she had cheered her boy I j promising a speedy end 11" the jouruej und even imili d \i\. n him W felr despt rat? ly i uougb. Now I nothing to do bul place him under i ?brut) and 1 t him die. SI that ibs would lit there and watch un? til the -pirit of her i. y would go away forever, ami then she would breaths out In t own life i n bis silent heart But ai 11 ?ms to claw in? ti ague In agony of thirst und struggle iu distor? tion ami begs bis mother to slay him i-lie cannot endure the spectacle. She put? him under a shrub and | bowshot and begin? to weep until all the lh--.I bbing, and Inr ? iy ?trikea dear through the heavens, and an angel of > hod comes out on ami looks down opon the appalling pritf und cries, "Bagar, what aileth tine'.-" Bhe looks up ami the angel pointing to a well i f water, where ?be tills the bottle for tho lud. Thank God I Thank (?odl I learn from this Oriental the lirst place, what a sad thing it is when people do not know their place and pet tOO proud 1er tin ir ! u-im M Bagar was an assistant in that honst hold, lint sha want, d to rule tie | ridiculed and Jeered until her s a I - > ? BHWlgOttbS same tricks. Sbe da-iiid out her own liai put" ? ami threw Barak into a groat int, Bad if much louper in that household she would bavt upst t calm Abraham's equilibrium. My friends, one-half of tic trouble in tin' world tods from the fact that people do i their place, or, finding their place, will tint stay in it Wlnn we OOflM mto the world, there is alwavs a nlace rtadv fur tis. A pine.' f. r Abraham A place n i Sarah. A ptsos for Bagar, A , l-dimael. Aplace (or you and a pla?a for mo. Fiml Your Sphere. dur first duty is to Bad oof mir esecaWl is to keep it. We may l? bon m a spbera tar i/t fn ? tbe i as far which God tinaily batsBds ea Bis tni V was born Cfl the low gtOBBd Bad was a swlnehetdi God called bin apte wars a scepter Pergnaoa spent bis early days in looking alt. r .-In ep; Ood called him np to look after stars and be n ahepberd watching tbs hocks of lights on Ibo hillside* of bOBVeS. Hogarth bo gsn by engraving pewter pot?; God i raise,! him SO stand in the i in limited realm of a painter. The shoemaker's beii?h huid lilooiiitiehl fot a little While, i>nt(;<id teased bias so -it in iheobaif of it pliilosophi r and Christian acholar. >ii boiler of London eotdd not keep his eon In that hnalnnas. for Ood had decided that I law ley WSS I of the greatest BStfCSMNBStS of England. Ou lbs other hand, WS may be BOBB in a apbero a little higher thau that for -- '. I intends ni! WemaybeTici la s oaatl ?. and ] lay in ? ?erran ry, and ft ? d bigb bn d ? ami it:' and be familiar with ?rinces, yet (in may better have fitted as foracarpei tsr'i (hop, or dentist's b i : : ?. or weaver's shuttle, or a biackamith' forge, Tim great thing is to find jm the ?1 Sere for Whl I) * It l int'mied m and then to occupy that ipht re und oc OU] y it forever. Here is a man Qo fashioned to make a plow. Tin re i man God fatbioned to make ;k coustito tion. The man who make? the plow i - honorable as the man who make tho constitution. Ibt re is ;l woman w'h . I yonde id one intended to be a qneen and wi a it. It - that m tli" ? t? in tin other < tod appointai the spin re und tic ic ? i?'?, ; ? , - it a- ibe - r. I do not knov bur that tie wi i .... old Ion : ago ban t. i n mvt d it I out o i be ministry wi i" m it and ? those who are in it were cut of it. really think that one-ball tfa l into two quart? n who bai ind their ipbere am im having found it are nor will iug to stay tin in. How many arc itrog Kling for a n a little higher thai that which God intended them! Tbi bondswoman wanti to be mistress Hi yar keeps crowding Sarah. Tin- small wheel of ?i watch which beautifully went treading us golden pathway wanti te b dance win 11, and i row with chagrin drops into the brook because it caunot, like tho eagle, cut a . ;? r the san. I...i Mmiy LrailTM. In the Lud'.- army we all want to be brigadl :i say-: "More m;i-:. va-., i di. that I Were a topsail - or a full rigged ? ri^i or aCunard steam erl" And so tho world is filled With : disci nt. nt. bi cause we are not willing to stay in the place where God li .1 us to be. My todo anything God tells you to da Por the lack of n right disposition in this ..u with wandering H ?-? urs and Isi ? i bai glvt n work to do. Vi u carry a .?cuttle Dp mat dark alb y. Y'U distrib || . ?,i ]-'?:.:i ti.e r. : lion to tl ?? for i"' ,t with chronic rbenuiatiim, dis plaj ing the bt auty of ' 'bristiau lubmis si' n. W . wheth? er n win biasing or hu/./.a, wb walk under triumphal arch or lilt tho ?,t out of the ditch, whether it I ? to u a Pentecost . r ti il some wan di rer ol the itret t of tie mercy "f the christ of Mary Magdalene, whether it .... uid b r a laughing child on a spring morning and call her a May qui en or to comb out the I |i ' k? of a waif of tile Street and cut up ? ?it her <ut for mctuary, do it, and do it rieht away. Everlasting In n their work and do their i in the in which I bid has \ at them, while tin re aie wandt rill,,'and exil" and n and wilderness fi r I Hagar and labmai it ?in, I And in tin- orii ntal lese n i t rympotby with woman wbei rth trudging in tb What a groat change it was for thi Hagar! Thor.- were tbe tent and all tin aorronndingi i f Abrabam'aboni tifnl and Insnrii us, no doubt lg out into the li.it -.11; ? ?h, what a change it was' Am in our day we oft) n s. i- the win i 1 ol fortune turn. II. i ne wh< lived in th. very 1 right home of bei father. She had everytbi administi r to her bappini as? | the table, music in the drawing r. sin- i- led forth into life by some one who cannot ap? preciate her. A dissipated aoal cnmcs and takes her out in Cru? 1 all the light! of that home circle. Harsh wi rdi wi ar out her i] ir lt-. '11 OUt over the marriage altar while the rini was t and tbs v. w- gin n mid tlie uni ' 1 bavi all faded witli tin- orange i les- ?n-. and > is ti day. bn i:? n hi king of 1 ?v. -i m di - la I ion and I anguish. Hagar ii Here is a beautiful hen.?? V think nf anything that cai it. For yean ? u tin n nt a tingle t ,,;,; Ii and happy children fill the h use with laughter and eong. Books toi ?ni. Pic , 1 k at. Leung! - to real i d. Cup of domestic joy full and running over. Dark night drops. Pillow hot. Butt? r. Byes cl< as. Ami tbe foot i win.-., w. 11 biinwii -tet-s on th.. il.i i-ill brought the wboli I out at eventide crying, "Father's coming I" will never - und on the ? ? rill again. Along, deep grief plowed through all that brightness of domestic life. Para Widow hood. Hagas in the wilderness. How often is it we m i the weak arm of woman OOttseriptsd fot this with tin 1. Who hi she, go Ing down the ?'reet iu tho early licht of the nil ruing, pale with exhausting \ work not half sit 11 i ut with the .?lum? bers ol but night, tragedies of suffering ] written all over her face, In r lusterlees I eyes looking far sbead, sa though for the Dominai of mine other trouble': Her parents oaUsd her Mary, i r Hertha, or Agassonths day when they held bet up to tho font and the Christian miuis tee sprinkled on lbs infant'? tacs the wasfaingi of a holy baptism. Her name is changed now. I hear it in tho shuffle of the wi m. ut -h - [ see it in the figure of the faded citlicn. 1 tind it in the lllieaim lit? of tic woe begone coun? tenance. Not Mary, mir Beetka, nor Agnes, but Bagar in the wildest n May God have tseny upon woatsa m her toils, bee straggles, her hardships, her ib ?dation, and may the great heart Of divine sympathy inclose 1er | B???IXlltf of Muthirli.xxl. Again, I find in this orient i the fact that every mother hails forth trenn adoos destinies got Bay, "That isn't an unusual Fcene?a mother hading her child by the hand." \\ im is It that she It lead lajgf l.-hmael, you say. Who is Ish BBtel! A great nation i? to be founded ?a nation (0 strong that it is to stand for thousands of years against all the armies of the world. Egypt and A a/rtt thunder against it, but in vain. Ganias brings up his at my, and his army is mnitti n. Alexandt r di cides upo:: ?aigu, brings up nls hosts and Glee. For a long while that nation monopo? lize- the learning of the world. It is the Who banded it ! I-l.nl, the lad that Hagar led into tbe wilderness. Bbe had no idea eba was leading forth inch destinies. Neither does any mother. Von ceas along the. street and see and pass boya and girls who will yet make the earth ipjake with their inlliKin ??. Who is that boy at Button pool, Plym? outh, England, barefooted, wading down into tbe slush and .-lime until his * oomee upon a piece I I and he lifts it bleeding and pain struck? That wound in the ' that ho Dtary in ins life; d?cid?e that be be a student. That wound ly the glass in the foot decides that be -hail bo John Kitto, who shall provide the bast nil gii di ' Dcy< ii i ?d?a the wi rid ta bad provided end, with bis other writ well, throwing a light upon the went) it i lod mob ai baa a ma f? ? d > other man m tin- century. Oh, : mother, that little hand that ?madero iiv. r y ruf fat 8 may yet be lifted to hurl thunder .r or drop ! fhal little voice ma God in tiie grogabop er cry "For? ward 1" to tin- Lord's hosts as they go OUt for their last victory. My mind this morning i absad, and I ? reliant prince of New Torfc, i me ste ke of bit pen i rings a ship out "f Canton. Another stroke of his pan i -hip into Madras. Ha Is mighty in all the money markets of th - he? He sits on Sabbath - you in cuurch. My mind leepi 10 years forward from this time, and I Und my? self m a relief A great mul? titude of Christian women have met to? gether for a generous pur? ODS woman in thut crowd who - have the OOnfldeoOS of all tin and they all look up to In r f, r m r counsel and for her prayers. Who is ibe? Tiii- at', mi d you will And her in I, while tin teacbt r t, 11- In r of that Christ win. olotbed the uaki d and fed the hungry an , My mind leaps forward ?':" year- from n w, and I And my-.-If in an Afn and there i- a mil m nary I be D i tlv) s, and their dusky eountenai irradiated with the glad tidil gre;?t j' y and salvation. Wb< Did you not hear h.- in tl o opening aong 't roer cbnrcb aervice? My mind lea| s forward ? Dow, .nid I lind myaelf looking through the wickets of a pri-i n. I s scarred with every crime? Hi- chin i a in.-1 pen palm, his, a ? on his knee, ? picture of di -pair. As I i pen the wickt t lie starts, and I beef his chaiu clank. The jailkesper ti 11? me that I betn m there now three turns?tir-t : r theft, then ? r ar-.Dow for murder, He steps upon the trapdoor, th' i fastened to ids neck, tbe plank falla, bia body awing* into th.- air, bia 1 awing muy. Who i- be where ii he- Tbii afternoon playing kit.- . n tin- i ity '" '??m II M are m a hoisting a tbi chain. v,,u are kindling a itar i r i . dungi ii ' A Christian mother il g ' 1 il Kl v I :i ligi n to her child, and be drank in t rex knew that Lampbier would come ferth and laSsllllstl tbe Ful? ton street prayer meeting, und Dy one meeting revolutionise the devotions rf the whole earth and thrill the eternities with his Christian influence. Lara pro?' said it was his mother who brought him to Jesus ('brist. She never bad an idea that ?In was leading forth lUCfa - But. oh, when I ne a mother - of her influence, rattling i a toward destru? ti' n, garlanded for tbe sacrifice with unseemly mirth ami god 1 ami ??. dancing on down to perdition, taking lier children in the same direc? tion, preparing them tor a life of fnv !i ttu of shame and an eternity of :. I cannot help but say they goi There tbey go; Hagar sod Ish mail!' It.ll you there are wilder des? ist? than L'eersheba in many of tie fashionable circles of this day. patedparents hading dissipated chil? dren. Avaricious parents leading avari? cious children. Psaytaitm par.-n iug i reyerten children. They go through every street, up every dark alley, into every cellar, along every highway. Ha gar and Istunael I And while I pci th? ir names it seems like the i. ; ef tile dc>ert wind, "Hagar a: ruael!" A Well In Every Wllderoea?. I learn one more leason from this nrieiital moas, and that is that every wilderness has a well iu it. Hagar and lahmael gave up to die. Hasjar's heart sank witbiu ber as she heard bet child crying: "Water! Water' \\ "Ah," she says, "say dsrliagi there le lio water, r .us is a desert.'' And thin God's angel said fn m the cloud, uihth tbse, Hagarf" Ami she looked up and saw him pointing to a well <>f water, where As ailed the bottle for tbe led. Lies-id be God, thai then - in iv, ry wilderness a well, if you only k?"W BOW to find it ? fountain- tor all irWso thirsty * uls. Ou that last day, ou that great day of the feast, Jesus stood mid ciiut. "If any man thirst, let bim I to me and drink. " All the.-e ether fountain- yon lad are inert, mu-age- of the assert Parec? ?sus, you know, spent his time in trying to frnd out the elixir of Hf.._? linnM u-lu.-r, if taL-nii u-on'.t no perpetually young in this world and would change the aged ba k again to youth. < if course he WM Ms> app bated. Ht found not the elixir. Uut her? I tell you of the elixir of ever? lasting life bursting from the "Hook of Ages," and that drinking that WBtSS you (.hall never get old, and yOU will never be sick, and yon will never die. "lie, every one that thi.steth, come vi? to the water?." Ab, here in a mini who ki\?, "I have bStH looking for that fountain a great while, but can't rind it." And here is some one i says, "I believe all you say, but 1 have been trudging along in tbe wilderness and can't find the fountain." know the reason? I will tell you. You m ver looked in the right direction. I "Oh," yos aay, "I have looked aver* 1 where. I have looked north, south, east and west, aud I baven'tfonnd tbe foun? tain." Why, you are not looking iu the right direction at all. Lookup, where Hagar locktd. Mm I never wonld have found the fountain at ' all, but when sh? heard tbe voi angel she looked up, aud she suw tbe finger pointing to the supply. Aud, h ?oui, if today with one earnest, intense continued on ?thpage.