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Coffee, Pet Wallace Again.
ill i -i i n A. Wallace, ex-Senator of reni'sx l ania, w ho Inn long be-n know 11 as "Coffee-pot Wallace " m account of election frauds pcrp t rated by tin1 Democrats in I lie October 1i' ( ion of his S'ate in 1HC8 (he same year in which New York was carried' for Seymour for Presiilcit. against Grant, nuil for Hoffman for Governor against Griw old - has written a Idler to the editor of the Philadelphia, Tclrirnph denying nil complicity with the crimes nnd refusing to bear the burden of calumny imposed upon him on account of IhCm any longer. Mr. Wallace says: At ii( ttmo In either my profopslon.il or iolltlefil llln h-lvo I ever iii.leil, Hlicltca, or knnwlnirly pornutto'1 the crime.! thus chiu-Te't upon tup. tf they weio roinuiitte.l (lm-iiii? my Chnlrmunship of the Iloni(ier.llle State I'elTttlliltCI (if I'otlUSyl llllil tt WH Without inv kaoivleUiri., ami la violation of my plslnlv ietlncil policy at Uto head of my party. There are yet livlnsr plenty of witness -a who can HtllrniHlivoly prove my Innocence of those oft-ropcate.t falsehoods. Mr. Wallace does not. however. deny In his letter the fact that these frauds were perpetrated and that a stupendous outrage was committed upon the elect ors of Pennsylvania on account of them. On the contrary, in an interview with a reporter of the Philadelphia 'rex. Mr. Wallace explicitly admits that the crimes were committed as charged, and he intimate that the. time may eonie when ho will unbosom the secrets of his breast and tell who the persons were that originated and executed the fraud, the stigma of which he has been compelled to hear for the period of nearly lifteen years, llefore reproducing the inter view in which Mr. Wallace implicate liis own political friend-; men of character and position in the party it may be well to summarize the history of the frauds. Mr. Wallace was Chair man of the Democratic Slate Commit tee, and by his adroit management and the election frauds which were commit ted the Democratic, ticket in the Stale cleiticu. of l.SiiS came within a tew thousand votes of being successful. It was speedily discovered after the rice-, .tioiilhat thousands of fraudulent natu ralization papers, which had been si aim -1 in a colice-pot to give Ihom the appearance of age and the more read ily to deceive t he Inspectors, had been voted upon. Mr. Wallace, was charged' with forging and staining these doc uments. ' fraudulent papers had ttNo been largely used in 1-S;i7 in the T ti'v-lirst s. na tori a I I i strict hr io- itigl'.e coii"t es of P.lair, Huntingdon, Outre. Miiliin. Perry and, Juniata. About this time a, gang of 1 -rcignors, numbering sixty or .seventy, v. a" om phned as lalvivrs on tin' Tv rone iV-Clea-lii ld K :ilro::d. in Ciearliidd Coun ty. Tlic-e men wit,' talo n from t lear licld ituo Cent iv '-uinty and quartered in the borough of Phiilipsourgh and in the town-hip of !!is, both elcclion dis tricts, a fi w (lays bet'ire the election. Here t'u-y were illegally assessed, and. being iro iileil with mil uralial ion pa pers, were l"il t i the polls and voted, liv this prorr--s. the Democratic candi date. Samuel T. Shiigert. was clceled Senator over John K. Kohins m. 1,'cpuh lican. by twenty-two votes. The elec tion was contested and the charges made a matter of investigation by a Legislative Committee appoint 'd at the session of lSliS. Altliough the ( omtnit teii failed to connect Mr. Wallace with eoniplicity in the frauds, his enemies have never failed to accuse him of be ing directly responsible for then. The investigation resulted in the unseating of Shlleo' t. The interview with the Pennsylvania ex-Senator is particularly refreshing at this time, when the Democratic party is making tin; most wonderful professions of reform and honesty with the view to impressing the country with the notion that at last it is good enough to be in trusted with the administration of the Governiii'iit. We reproduce the inter view in full: "Itave ynu ondearoro'! to traen the orig-na-tor of the cliao-osf" nskeil the reporter. "1 have. ami. I urn (rl't't to say. ljuvo boon successful. Tlie man who did mn this irreut wronif was once iui etiouiy of mine, but stih ffcnuently became a warm friend. He learned to know me better, and about ten years hito died retrrettinir the mischief he hild done. This man was riistrict-Attorney for the. West ern District of Pennsylvania, and whs in many respects an able man." "W ill yon mime him?" "No; not n,w. He Is dead, and T don't want to lacerate 1 he feelinirs of his relatives, who are very worthy peot.o. There are men liv ing, however, who can let a little liirht on tho matter if they will." 'What will yon do If they refuse to speak?" "I will do nothitur now. If 1 atn driven to the wall, and inv reputation becomes jennar dized by their silence, men 1 will reveal their names and endeavor to torce them to speak." "Have you any knowledge at nil us to ili'i identity of the parties who forced these, pa pers?" "Many persons were eharired, but as I hap pened to be Chairman of the State ( 'ommlttce and conspicuous because of that po-nion, the odium, somehow or other, fell upon inc. These men to whom J have reterrcd know who the lltlltv parties are." " Were these papers distributed elsewhere?" "Yes. Hero in Philadelphia there was so much trouble over them that in an effort to (ret rid of tne counterfeits a Inriro number of thos tiiat were genuine were 'lest ro cit." "Vounre aiso charged waili issuing- bopus tax-receipts'." " I know it. and In reply say that It Is false. While in t his city and located at tie- state 1 oni mittec headquarters at .N i nth and Arch st reels, I was lrc'iuentiy visited lij zealous politicians who nnlile dishonorable silirircstions lo nie, tint I repelled them and would not listen. That is all there is about the matter." Mr. Wallace's talk is very interesting, but there is as yet too little of it. He owes it not only to himself but to the people who were outraged to tell the v hole story of the crimes that were com mitted upon the electors, and give the names of his colleagues upon the Demo cratic Slate Committee who conceived and carried out the bold villainy again-t the sanctity and purity of the ballot-box. Mr. Wallace can not pose, as an honest man himself so long as he refuses to dis close tin; names. of the conspirators against the rights and liberties of the people of Pennsylvania. Troy (N. Y.) Wilms. A Democratic Opinion of the Democratic. Party. The uproar Carter Harrison has pro duced is a practical proof of the verity of the Tiics' positive assertion that there is no such thing as a political party having the name of Democratic party. There are election machines of that' name mere urtilices for oltice getting, controlled ami manipulated by ollice hunters. There is an organized appe tite of that name an eager, covetous desire to hold ollice as an easy mode of living and getting money without earn ing it. There is al-o an irrational, senseless and rather paganish forre of habit of that name, which impels multi tudes of electors to arm themselves with VoMng papers having that word printed on them, and to obey the orders of sc'.f seekiug liunilaigs who say their pravers to that word, without boiii;' aide lo give their reasons for doing so. lint that there is a Democratic party, in the sense of a body of citizens formed around a political question to effect a political object by united action to that Jiolitical end, is not true, and has not tern truo since there was a Democrat party organized to uphold and enlarge thu area of slavery. The last act of tho Democratic political party was to organize a rebellion of the slave prov inces in support of its greatest political Idea. When its rebellion was put down, the Democratic party ceased to hnvi' a politic::! reason to be, and there by ceased to be as a political party. All that since then has been manifest ed under that name has been either an appetite for ollice, an inherited preju dice, an unreasoning force of habit, or enaction in a mode of idolatry rescip bling the indelinable notion of kinship which binds a barbarian society in tne tribal relation. . '..ruy. VViics, A Bewildering Outlook. Directly after the Presidential eto'.iea in 1KSK Democratic leaders from Maine. to California began w ith one accord to point with pain to the tariff plank of the platform upon which Hancock ran. They were nil agreed that it was that plank that brat tlie'ni, but they dill'ered w hen they came to explain prceiselv how it beat them. Some said that it beat them because it w as too radical "a tariff for revenue only," witli no qualifying clause advocating incidental protection, was a great blunder. Others argued that the plank in itself was all right, reflected the sentiment of the party, but the trouble was that Demo crat ic eflitors and stump speakers had not been earnest and aggressive enough in commending it to the masses had not in fact proved themselves foenien worthy of the steel of t he protect ionists. Well, another President ial campaign lies just ahead. And as the Democratic, party scans the political probabilities of 1KNI, it realizes that whatever desperate hopes it may hare entertained of then electing a President of its own nomina tion stand a precious good chance of sutlering shipwreck on this same rock of the tariff. What sort of tariff plank is to go into the Demo 'rat ic National platform next yeart' There is not a man in the I'nited States, whatever his political ex perience, shrewdness or standing in the Democratic party, that can answer this (jtiestion. The h:gh-toned Democrats who believe in unswerving liilelity to distincii, c party principles- at all h izar.is, are likely to insist upon a re assert ion of "a tariff for re. enue only." Hut I hey will be liercely opposed by the larger element that cares nothing about, principles and think- oi.lyof immediate success. This larger element, with the Hancock campaign in view, will be cer tain to favor a tariff plank that will be all tilings to all men. anil t hut. t here fore, will be admirably calculated to drive away thoroiigli-g.iing free-traders from the Democratic ticket and to ex cite only the ileri.-ion of protectionists. What will be the outcome of the (lis. i g!'c"mcnt !' Will the Convention, in one of t hose moment s of brilliant blunder ing to which the Democratic party is addicted at critical limes, ntirmp't to hedge by nominating a conspicuous free-trader on a platform that leans toward protection, or by nominating a man who is known to lean toward pro tectee on an iron-clad fr trade plat form, or w ilMhcy nominate Sam I2an-d.-ill, who leans both toward -free-trade and protection? Kight here it is inter esting to note what, in the opinion of the lotni Slnti- l.ovli r, one of the most prominent free-trade organs iu the West, the I lemoeratic parly must do if it would escape being stranded on the 1 :i rill'. The I.tiith r talks in ties strain: "The Democrats must cither accept de feat in bsSI or t hey must balance their in evitable protectionist losses by free trade gains. If their utmost rllorts fail to se cure that balance then they must accept defeat. If they make no such efforts then they are defeated before the battle opens." -Surely this will prove solemn reading for the Democrats of the West. For they know that they might as well look for white crow s as for "free trade gains:" and so, if they believe the J.emli-r, their Presidential ticket for lxxf stands beaten in the spring of 18-S:!. The more it is looked at the, worse this particular Democratic plight ap pears. And what lends the situation increased and multiplied gloom is the conviction, which can not but force itself upon the candid Democratic mind, that quite apart from the tariff their party is very likely to be beaten in 1-s.sl upon the general issue. A". Y. Tribune. Is Everything Lovely in the South? The Democratic and Independent press are of the opinion, and they are always insisting on it, that everything is lovely down South, that people there have accepted the inevitable, that the negro is as much of a man and a citizen as his white brother, and that he has no further reason to complain about, bad treatment or undue discrimination. But the people and the papers in Dixie Land do not tell the truth as a rule, and the old complaint, that the colored men were by hook and crook deprived of their right of voting according to their convict ions, is again raised and ad mitted as true by some of -the truthful Southern Representatives and journals. Congrcsi.inan lianncv, of Boston, a Democrat, a very liberal ' ami fair minded man, who is a member ol the Committee on Klections in tho House of Representatives, declared in nn open speech the other day that his experience as a member of the Commit tee on Klections convinced him that no fair election had been held, or would be held, in the South. Mr. Iiatuiey is not a strong partisan, nor the sort of a man to make a violent statement or to ex aggerate a conclusion, and he evidently spoke his conviction when he made these . assertions, a conviction, more over, based on actual observance of the methods u - ( 1 1 in the Suit hern States. We are of the opinion that he is not al together correct. We believe that there is a growing feeling of doing justice to the negroes in the South, just as there is an ( vi-d.-nt grow th of liopublicanism in the once ri-hcliious States, and particularly so in the more conservative States of Virginia, North Carolina and Mississippi. Hut the old spirit still holds full swav in Alabama and Louisiana and South Carolina, and the latter is just now illus trating how closely it dings to its tra ditions and how it preserves its former spirit. As the readers of the J!url.ne. know, so many cases of fraud mid ballot- box stiitiiug occurred at the last Con gressional Election that the Govern ment has been compelled to institute proceedings to bring th" olVenders to 1 1 1st ice. K.-( 'hicf-Jiisiice Wilhird, of that Slate, for years a Democrat, has con sented to .serve as A -sistant tiovernment cm i n -el in the invest i gat ions, and for the acceptance of this position he is not only met with denunciations, but al-o with t hivats of assassination by the self sani" Hourboiis who six years ago elected hiai to t in llench. lie has re ceived thread uing h-ttcrs which very coidly admit the lrauds. The ms's that have thus far been prepared for tho Government in the pending trials show that frauds, ballot-siiiHiug and intimi dation are no U ss rife in the South to day than they were during the palmy days of "reconciliation." And Soutii Carolina says that these cases must not ho tried or the otlenilers punished, liul South Carolina docs not rule. hurling ton llnirki iji:. There is said to have been an enor mous slaughter of moose the past wiu tor iu the northern woods of Maine. Phosphates as Appetizers. A little knot -of farmers were dis cussing the other day the belli lils ol phosphates. One said he sowed ft hun dred pounds to the acre, and he had "good wheat." Anolherhad put phos phate in the hill with his corn, and h mid " lirst-rate corn. It, grew right along." Another said: " I like phos phate; it is such an easy way to nianur the land." The lasfmnn put in the clincher: "I do not know, that it is se much of n manure, but it is a good ap petizer." So is whisky. I do not believe in paying forty or lilly dollars per ton for "appetizers" for land any more than 1 do in attempting to live ou stimu lants. There is enough virtue in inosi phosphates to stimulate a crop at first, and cause it to start with a more rapid growth. In the same way a good drink of stimulant will give a person a brave start, but the trouble is the ell'cct is not sulticiently lasting it does not hold out. In many cases this stimulated growth is a damage, for, when the cause is exhausted the plant is weakened and cheeked in its growth, or rise it ha formed an unnatural stem orstalk which the soil is notable to supply while il there had not been this excess of stalk or stem there would have been no check, but nn ability on the part of the soil to have met all the requirements of the plant. Before commercial manures were pulled up to the extent they are now, had a notion I could make corn grow on the same principle stimulation anil 1 prepared a compound, not wisely mixed, perhaps, but about, as sensible as mam of the modern doses which farmer swallow so easily, audi put tliis mixture into the hill, put earth over it and then planted my corn. It came up so green and rank as to attract the notice ol persons passing on the road, and the stalks were grand, but I never had so few cars in proportion. My compound consisted of air-slaked lime, plastct (sulphate of lime) and wood ashes. Now, a chemist can tell me just what was lacking, I suppose, and if Iliad put that in, there would have been a pro portionate crop of cars. I should liki to have him. Now 1 w ill tell him some thing. If I had kept my compound out of the hill, and had a natural growth ol stalks such as the land would have pro duced, the crop would not have had the set-back it did. and there would have been a proportionate crop of cars. My point is thai stimulating a crop is an injury, unless it can be kept up until it matures. As farmers usually use com mercial manures, ihey do little if any thing more than pusii ihe crop at the start, and often this etra growth is an injury. I watched a licld of buckwheat la -t, summer wil h a great deal of inter est, 'where the seed had been drilled in with sonic kind of phosphate, and a strip h l'l across the i-t without any ol it. The phosphaled part came up lirst, and at blos-oming time was several inches taller than the portion whore no phosphate was used. The straw mark this - was a great ileal coarser, and the leaves broader, and the cluster of blos soms more scattered or wid'T apart. The owner said he did not think there was any better yield, and I do not think there was as good. The phosphatcd part grew faster, blossomed lirt, ami was a few days riper, although it was all cut at the same time. On soil so poor in organic matter (the basis of vegetable growth) that it would not produce a crop, chemical fertilizers no doubt could lie added to cause a crop to grow. They would also help to extract plant food from the soil; but would a crop grown at such an expense pay? I do not like such a foundation to build upon.. As a last resort it might do. I know there is a great deal of wisdom spread on here by professors and manufacturers of chemical compounds. To most of us it is dust in our eyes, so far as compre hending their talk; but they do succeed in selling a world of stuff, which in my humble opinion does very little good. Not one of the farmers whose remarks I quoted at the beginning of this article knows that he was benefited in the least by his expenditure for phosphates. The probabilities are that they threw away their money, and thousands of others are doing the same thing every year. Does it never occur lo out farmers that possibly they may bit hum bugged a little? Only a few years age. there were few makers of commercial stimulants, or, as the farmers call them, "phosphates.." Now their name is legion, anil every third farmer is an agent. Have farmers and philosophers always been fools, or liave.tiicre been new discoveries in the science of growth which can only be developed in thfc laboratory of some phosphate-compounding establishment? It would be more profitable fo. farmers when they meet to discuss how they can increase the bujk and quality of barnyard manure, and turn theii grain, straw and hay to the best ac count to increase growth on the farm, to exhort each other to better culture, which will pay more in the end than by buying fertilizers. I do not like to see this drifting away from the old com inon-sense anil substantial landmarks and practices, which have brought prosperity to so many homes, to the uncertain, shiftless, and costly ways where so much is paid out and so little returned. Would it not be a wiser policy for farmers to expend the money they pay for chemical fertilizers iu the purchase of oil meal and bran to feed lo their cows, and to make more beef, mutton and manure? 1 consider oil meal at sji'H per ton and buckwheat bran at iSl-S jut ton to be a bet tcr in vestment than paving .I0 or s-'l.i per ton for a -small per cent, of nitrogen or phosphoric ucnl. v. I). Lurtis tn LouiUry Uciah-mitn. Pneumonia. Deaths from pneumonia in New York have increased in number steadily in recent years. For a time physicians did not take much notice of 'the in crease, but il was noticed by persons familiar with the vital statistics of the city that the percentage of deaths from the disease was out of proportion to the natural increase in population. The death rate lo every 1 .01 III inhabitants from pneumonia in 177 was 2.01; in 17. il was -.l: in 17:1, in Ixki), 2.111; iu 11, 2.(1'-'; and in 12, 2.S0. There has been al-o a : light increase in the percentage of deaths from con sumption aid bronchitis. A tatil- o; deaths from all causes, embracing a period of about eight y years, has bceu prepared recently by Dr. John T. Nagle, Deputy Kcgislrar 'of Vital Statistics, and from this table the following figures are tkcn: Kroni the beginning of IHV-I to the close, of 1.HS2, a period of forty years, 'j:i,M persons died in this city; of that number 12!l,-l7 died from win. sumption, ()1,:U1 from pneumonia, and 21,yil from bronchitis. iVt.ss Utxjiatck. A coal dealer in a Connecticut town presents half a ton of coal to every ut:w ly married couple Iu thu placo. Religious Miscellany. WAIT UNTIL THE END. To 1o find's will -that's all rhul need concern us: not to carp or nsk the nieanltiK "t It: tint to ply our task W liiiti'vor nini befall; ' ' Acccptliur s-ood or ill ns He shall send, And wait until tin end. What If a spire of (Trie Should dare assert Itself itiriiinst IIH piA-er. And question whoreforo Ho withheld tho shower . Or let tho tempest pass To shred Its stein and pour Its .luices out. Or shrivel It with drruuhtjr Fni-h atom Ond hnth mnd Vli'lds to His primal law obedience true, helh.ir It Ik- h star, a drop lit (lew, Forest or ferny blade. Should ono resist, tlic world irould fool frhe spell: " Heboid 1 a miracle 1 " Tf Nature thus can how. With ni initcst-enop absolute, profound, ltelore tin mysteries that sard her round. Nor ever disallow Tho pressure of Ihe Hand above bor, why t-honlil not this uotinelous VVhoiforo Is man so loth. Without presumptuous iiuest into the cauBo Of this or that. In Cod's inviolate laws, 'l'o trust, as Nature doth, Content, although ho may not comprehend, 'l'o w ait until the emit SlaiyarfJt J. i'trn'mi, 1n JV. Y. fndrpradent. BEARING BURDENS. , j i The apostle records a very remarka ble fact m his experience when he says that there was given to him a thorn in the flesh. There has been more hunt ing after that thorn by commentators and essayists, almost, than after any thing else mentioned in the New Testa ment. It has been the thorn of com mentators that they did not know what it was! liul whatever this thorn was, the apostle thrice besought the Lord that it might be removed; and the Lord would not remove il; but He said: "My grace shall be sufficient for thee." It is often a great deal better for one to bear trouble than to get rid of it. Instructed by this inlliction and ils re sults, the apostle in art extraordinary degree glories in his inlirmities. The siisiaining sorce of Di ine grace made itself manifest thruigh his inlirmities; and he had no other use for himself than to illustrate the power of Christ iu him. 'l'o all iutetits and purposes, oth erwise, he was dead. He felt that he was a (l aid man except in courage. He was aliv e I here: but for his imagina tion, his sensibilities, for his whole mind, he knew of 114 n-e except as an illustra tion of the dealings of Christ with him; and he says t hat linally lie has come to righteousness by his inlirmities. t hat t he power of God maybe made manifest through him. It is a matter of ; good deal of inter est for every one to ask which he is most concerned about; getting rid of trouble, or so carry ing it as that it shall, illus trate the sustaining grace of God. I think that, generally speaking, the v hole drift of I his question is covered by that which inspires the petition that we may be relieved from distress. It is inherent in the very order of things, if I may so say, that the most distressing distresses which come upon us are often those which we can not re move. If a man loses a leg, no amount of praying will make another grow in ils place, lie must go through life without it. He may obtain a substi tute, an artificial leg, but nothing more. If a man lias confirmed nervous disa bility, he is obliged to go on with it; but he can make up his mind: "1 will bear it patiently; and I will not simply clothe il with patience, but I will give it an as pect of cheerfulness, so that whoever sees it will wonder." An aunt who principally brought mo up was continually subject to headache; she seldom, if ever, was without it for a day; and vet she was one of the most cheerful and entertaining of persons to tile children who Hocked around her. She carried that thorn all the time, nnd carried it with such patience and such cheerfulness that she became a bene factor of the little folks. She was al ways a striking illustration to me of how to bear trouble. One of the great troubles in Christian intercourse is that men talk more about their trials than is wise. There is a proper reserve aliout such matters, lint that every man has trials in at tempting to live according to the laws of God is unquestionable. We fight against principalities and powers in our spiritual warfare. Some are in conflict with their pride, some with their affec tions and so on. In manv instances men are brought tnto struggle by reason of disappointment in their property re lations and business affairs. Frequently the effect of tho experiences of men in these regards is to bring their thought and feeling into subjection to Christ. ii on doing goml, "i would. a man says, " if it were not for this weight.'' Well, carry t he weight. "I would if I were .stronger.'' Well, if veil are not strong enough to carry it then lay it dow n: but of all things do not whine. Do not be forever talking about vour troubles. If the flood has been rising higher and hi'rher. and. von can not restrain il, pour it out. and be done with it; but do not leak it out, drop by drop, drop by drop, to the an noyance of everybody about you. "Put on the Whole armor of God;" and. "having done all, .stand" that is, exert yourself in evcrv known wav; and if that does not meet the whole case be prepared to stand until God's will is accomplished. In His own good time He will make know n His secret dealing with you, cither in this life or in the life to come. And then, have patience, which .is one of the most admirable qual'ilies that a man can exhibit in life. Let one ileal with his external difficulties or his in ward atilictions along the line of this noble trait, and he will do well enough. l!e able, 11 need be, to give up your cherished plans. If God puts a heavy burden on you, carry it without mur muring, if you can not shake it otr. What if it be a wrong done to you, it is a great deal better to take wrong than to do wrong. Let alone, as fur as may be, the ten thousand little frets and bickers of life. Let patience -have its perfect work in you. 11- If. htcclwr, in Christian L'niuii. The Apostle Paul's Death. Hi shop Clement, before the end of tho first century, speaks of liU martyrdom. Ignatius and Iremetis, a hearer of St. John, ljoth idlnde to his sojourn at lb. me. St. Ambrose gives the legend 0! 'I is last itit.-iviov, with t:r Savior. And this, a aoriiiiig to traiiiiou not un supported by evidence from his own writing, is the manner of St. Paul death. About A. 1). tfii, the apostle seems to have Ix-cn a;;iiin arrested at Troas. He li ft bis cloak - so indispens able 'to the traveler in Greece and lta:y, lands of lwt and siujilt n chill and fever at Troa in the hurry of departure, together with sonii) valuable books and parcii'.ueiit; perhaps some epistle he was writing copies if thu Scripture, muniorauda of Cbrisl's life and works liefoie any written Gosk 1 of Matthew, Mark, Luke or John was in existence we kuuw not, neither do w know whether he over got them n-aln. TTt was hurried n second time to Home -but how changed was now that city -how changed were his prospects! No friends came to meet the niiostlr, as. bowed with age and sickness, do wat hurried over the charred ruins of thr Kormn and met the carts laden with material for Nero's new palace on the Ksquilinc. No friendly centurion 01 prctorian guards or Human Governoi ventured any more to write or ppeak H word for (.lie prisoner Pnul. If ny ol his friends were still in the Tras.cvere f bey were too panic-stricken and cowed to put in an appearance. The sei nd epistle to Timothy is written by a lonely man who Comes lo the end, of a life of unprecedented toil and snerilire, to face at once martyrdom and failure. Under theso circumstances the last human desire will not he put down, lie hopes, with all the strength of h8 affectionate and forsaken heart, to sen his beloved Timothyi Twieo ho urged liim to come at wmce. " Do thy dili gence to come snol'tly unto nut," and "come before winter." Ah! when winter cuiir Paul no longer needed Timothy! But, now he was very lonely, "only Luke was with him; Chris tianity seemed quile, dead. Faul the only ono left every one had gone oil in a fright; Demas had given up tho whole tiling; Creseens, and even Titus, had been glad to get aw ay. So calm ly, in this last hour ot defeat and loneliness, the great apostle tits down to encourage Timothy. "Watch thou in all things. Do tho work of an evangelist. Knduro atilictions. Make full proof of thy ministry." And this because sublime contradiction! his own career was approaching its dis astrous close! " For I am now," he continues, " ready lo be offered, and the time of my departure is nt.hand. I have fought, a good fight. 1 have finished my course, I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up fot me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day; and not tne only, but unto all them also that love His ap pearing." And soon after this his houi came. The tradition runs thus: They led him out beyond the gate ot the city which now bears bis name. Three miles went the prisoner with tin Human guards, nnd such escort as thu last pittance of human fidelity or niert lounging idleness might gather on the way. They paused at the place of exe cution. 1." 1 mc far-famed Salvian springs. The spot is green, and damp, and ma larious. A body of ascetic monks have made their abode ami built their sad monastery over the hallowed shrine ol the "I re l'ontane." The crowd has al ready thinned; the prisoner is not in teresting - a poor.shattercd specimen ol humanity! Did he kneel and pray foi the last time as he was wont to pray wil h a small band by the river, or on the lone sea-shore? I trow not;' there was scant time for that: maybe none there w ho would dare to join" him. "1 ant ready to be offered," and in anothei moment the head of Paul the aged fell beneath the sw ift stroke, of the execu tioner, and the good and faithful serv ant entered into the joy of his Lord. Good IVurUs. Gems of Thought. s Tlie power of choosing right ot wrong makes man a moral agent; his actually choosing wrong makes him a sinner. Lyman heechcr. Happy the heart to whom God has given enough strength and courage to suffer patiently and find one's own hap- piiu-ss in the happines ot others. t'ulton. Unless yon honor your life, you can not get (toil's best and fullest wisdom; unless you stand upon your feet, you will not hear God speak to you. l'hil lipt Breaks. ' Repair the wrong yoir have done, and that right speedily. If you do it at once it will heal a wound soundly with out a scar, .and without contaminating the blood, but delay reparation until the wound festers and poisons the blood and you know not what the ens! will be. Uoldrn Rule. Can we spare the thought, the Lord is my Shepherd, from our personal lives, and frwu the life of the great world? It would leave the world "a dark place," dark, dark indeed! We are saved by hope; ami hope rests alone on the being, the counsel, tho purpose, the promise of the living God. Exchamje. It is ono of the serre.st tests ot friendship to tell vour Iriend of his faults. If you are angry with a man or hate him, it is not hard to go to him and stab hitu with words; but to so love a man that you can not bear to see the stain of sin upon him, and to speak, painful truth through loving words, that is friendship. Hut few have such friends. Our enemies generally teach us what we are, tit the point of the sword. , "There is not a heathen left," sr. writes a missionary from the island oi Peru, in the Samoan group. And what makes this announcement most remark able is the fact that missionary labot there was not undertaken until about eleven years ago. During this timje tho whole island lias lx-en evangelized, and the churches, having built good chapel. and mission houses at their own ex pense, are now supporting their own pastors and contributing to the society that sent them their teachers and preachers. bnpti.il 1 1 ci kl ij. Modern skepticism is the child ol ignorance. No man can dig tlowii tc the foundations of the Christian re ligion without finding that it rests upon a rock. Its rapid and wide spread, the blessings it scatters on every hand, tin social changes for the bett.r "'fought by it, the transformation and almost the transfiguration of the nations that ac cept it, these are marvels for which there is no explanation if it be not from God. Lack of information, or failure to thoroughly investigate matters, ties at the root of all unbeliefs One of the most noted of iulidel writers admi'.ted that ho had never read s page of the New Testament. A fair iexaniinatisn ol the Gospel in its teachings and iLs his tory makes believers. The wo id ol God never tries to evad scrutiny. On the contrary, it invites it, and tho.se whe know il the best are its strongest disci ples and defenders. Iter. K. S. Alwtiod. The burn and emtlitiildings of Mrs. Nancy Whiltemore. a widow living at Liveriuoro Falls, Me., were burned re cently. Mrs. Whiltemore had a pet cat who was taken sick. Ihe lady, tiro posing to doctor the cat after her own stylo, heated a blanket, wrapped a round the cut and started for the bam. It is supposed that a spark of lire was imprisoned iu the blanket while bring heated before the lire. Tlie cat started suddenly, ran for the hay-mow and dis appeared. Tlie barn took lire and was burned to the ground. It was only hard fighting that the house was saved. I The cat has nut reappeared. Huston 1 TtuuKript. For Young Readers. MUMBLETHE-PEG. t washed the Illllo tioy'p face eves, nose Til he looked tis sweet a a new -blown rose. And I said: " 'I ry. Ted. If It's In your power, l'o keen It clean lor Just ope hour." He said he would, anil I mlirht waleh tlltn (lay muinhle-lho-pej, on tho Krass with Tim. For a play-irrounil. surety n-rass Is cleon. shorn, and washed with tho ruin, and irroen; And down, cross-h-jored. the ui-ehin sat, fossinit the knife this way anil that. With a hocus-pocus slelifht of hand I'hat none lint a hoy ca.i understand. Soon by n shout from Teddy's friend, I fanes'il the iriinii' drew to nil end. followed their lanifhfi-r to the placp, And I saw oh, such a dirty face! ill course 'twas a merry one,' but then tt looked like tho llltlo' plKs in the pen. To Ted. who'll neither shirk nor beif, (lad fallen the lot to pitll Ihe I" 'jr. tt must be done with the teeth, you know. And truoto the rule, he had done tt 80! And I know now 'tisn't in his power vo keep clean oven half an hour. tldro Ixilll lMu, fn M ali!- 1i(tjJ.. SOMETHING ABOUT ANTS. You would hardly know how to go to work to find out the daily life anil du ties of creatures so little as ants. Vet the scientific men who have spent, years in the study have learned not only their habits, how' they make their homes and oring up their babies, what they eat and how they light, but have even gone so far as to discover some of their senti ments and emotions. A late book on initnal intelligence, published by the Applotons. tells some very interesting things about them. One naturalist who has studied their ways found that some of them feel friendship. and pity for suffering, and he tells it thus: "One day, watching a small column :if those ants, I plaecda little stone on ine of them to secure it. They rushed to the rescue: .some bit at the stone and tried to more it, others seized the prisoner liv t he legs and tugged with such force that I thought the legs would be pulled off. 1. fit they persevered till Ihey got the captive free. I tiest rov rrd one up wifii a piece of clay,, leav ing only t he cutis of its anlenmiv pro jecting. It w as soo'i discovered by ils fellows, which set lowork immediately, ind bv biting off pieces of the clav soon ilierated it. The excitement and ardor ivi'h which they carried on their iinllag- ging exert ions for the rescue of their comrade could not have been greater if I hey had been human hi Another writer' gives count of how an ant vesting ant sleeps and tugs, a curious tiie Texas awakes: :ie-!uir- -'To illustrate the soundness of ihe sleep, I take the quill-pen with which 1 write and aiuilv the f -.it her end of 1 to nn ant w ho is asleep.. She' has chosen a liltls' oval depression in the surface, ami lies with face toward the lamp. Ib.T are drawn up close to the body, Slu' is perfectly still. I gently draw vlic feather tip along the body, 'stroking with the fur,' if I m:u so .-in. Thei it 1 may so say. i ncivis no-motion." After trying in vain So -ner ir ing in waken her by various- motions of the feather end of the polk he linally arouses the sleeper by a sharp touch of Hut -quill. "She stretches out her head, then her legs, wluch she also shakes, steps nearer to the light and begins s,'. cloar.se herself. This- act invariably follows tlie waking of ants from sleep." (Ancther good example from the ants, you sec. ) "I have several times sum the ants yawning after awakening. I use tthis word for lack of one w hich more accurately expresses the behavior. The-action is very much like that of the hunuvn animal; the mandibles are thrown open. the tongue is sometimes thrust oittt. and the limbs stretched with the appearance at least of that tension whiclu accompanies tb yaiwn in the gi-niis 'own." Thw old story of anls Indulging in games and jilay was for a long time thought to be a fable, but grave scien tific gentlemen of ouiv day have seem it, and we shall have tin believe it now, queer as it seems. T'ie old story was told by Huber, who "hiw these ants on a tine day assembled m the surfacn irf their nests, and behaving in a way that he-could only explain as simulating fes tival sports or othor games. They raistsil themselves on their hind legs, mi)n"acod each other with their tour legs, seized each other by the anient; jo. feet,, or mandibles, anil w restled.but all in friendliest fashion. They then' liet go, ran after each, other, and played hide-and-seek. Whim one was vicUori jus, it seized all the others in the ring mil tumbled them ovcr like nine-pin;x" So much for the-old writer; now suys the tnew: "The playeri caught each other by the feet or jaws,, rolled over each Jthef on the ground like boys playing, pulltrd each other inside the entrance of their nest, only to come out againi. and so on All tins was done without bad temper, or any spurting of poison, and it was clear thai all the rivalry was frieTidly.", It must be a sturjling thing to bre-sk a twig from a tree and see tlie live ants mn out. Y'et it may be done in New South Wales, when, one familw'of ants regularly makes its home in&iilo the branches, digging out the pith hvii tn the twigs, and unit harming the Life of the tree in the least. That is no uune curious honw than one made by another family out of tree leaves glued together ill sonic wav to form a hollo'. ball, and lined with a sort of paper, the whole hanging to the branch. To build a bridge would sun-Jy seem 60 be beyond the power of evi.o so wise little creatures as ants, yet they have accomplished! this hard thing in more than one w.iv. One par'.y of ants, wishing to go up into a tre.u. for reasons of their own, found their way stopped by a broad cloth, soaked' irt tobacco water. Did they give it up?' Far from it Thev went back tj Uie ground. crv cash ant tirovi'htd ic.-rlf with small balli of earth, rct uriurd, and laid the baliw side bv side till, tlu-v formed bridge over the cloth, and went up aud down it us fong as tliify ehjse. Agin a man who wisjicil to keepi ants out of a favorite tree- put a ring birdlime around tan truuk, but Ihey, too, built a bridge- of earth and lilti. stones, which carrjud them safely on At another tin.' some ants which wen imprisoned when up iu a tree, by a riikf of tar aLvmnd the trunk, ItiPt their bridge, not of earth and stone.-!, whV.-h, of course-, they could not, but living aphides, of which there, were plenty. One utter another of tb-se un fortunates were planted in the. tar, n the bridge was completed and the ants colli I pass over. (lire Tkurit.: Hitler, in VtristiiiiL I 'niun. Jerry's Speech. it by When Jerrj was six vcars old hit be gan to go to school. Toward the end of the school term the teacher wished to have atf exhibition. All the scholars were to learn pieces to speak. Jerry's mother found some verses beginning: "'twinkle, twinkle, liitld star. How 1 woinier what you ure." Jerry thought those verses were very nice, and with his mother's help he soon learned them. !Sho taught hiiu Low to luitko a bow, snd to point up to fho sliy when ho.ns.itl "star," and to wavn his hand over his head when he said: "Hp above tho world so high." After some practice, she thought he niadeUiese motions very prettily. Jerry's best pair of pantaloons worn old and patched. He must, have a new pair to speak In; but the stores were far away, and money was very scarce. After searching for something to make them of, his mother used a large check apron she prized very much, and wore only on holidays. Some of my little readers would have smiled if they had seen Jerry dressed in his long, blue and white check pan taloons, check shirt and heavy shoes. He thought he looked very fine, lie could not help ndmiring himself; in fact, he thought too much about his new pantaloons. On the evening of the exhibition the school-room was crowded. It hail been dressed with wild Dowers anil grasses. A great many talloKv candles burned in the bright tin candlesticks. The chil dren thought it looked very grand. When it was Jerry's turn to speak he stepped boldly upon the stage and made bis bow. His father and mother leaned forward, so that they could site him bet ter. Alas, his thoughts were on his new pantaloons, so that he had forgotten all about "the little twinkling star." Hut he was not afraid, anil after looking all around he began in a loud, distinct voice: " I have got on a nrw pair of panta loons." Putting his bunds Into his pockets he went on: "My mother made them out of her new apron my Aunt Salina sent from New Y'Uik, when- you can buy l-o-t-s and l-o-t-of nice things; for in 2cw York they have g-r-e-a-t big stores. Some day i shall go tliere,"for I think that new pantaloon are " lint "be did not have time to tell what, ho thought. Tho teacher got tijmn the stage ami. to tho relief of his parents, hurried him to a seat. The farmer lads bad greatly enjoyed his speech and. clapping tiieir hands, gave a hurrah for "Jerry's new pantaloons." Ovr Little Onrn.' The Habit of Teasing. I j 1 1 1 I ! Hugh or Will a shaking, j li is very iinnvaiily lo tease little sis legs, j frs. Once in a. while, too, it happen j tn- the little sisrers grow up and write books, and put '.he teasing brothers into- . The trouble about teasing is, that: it makes nobody really happy, anil.it iilw avscausessumebody to feel annoyed, I do not know that big brothers are more in the habit of teasingthau other people; arc, but it often happens that many lit tle nieces run to me and say: "Please, Aunt Marjorie. won't you speak to Wii- lie ?" or. '"Won't you ask Hugh to let my pussy alone?" And when I look :il the grieved faces and quivering lips. althoii"-' 1 1 am u very amiable person. indeed? I asstiiv you I want to give! them, and then, the whole world finds out what naughty boys they were. That is what befell the brothers of Madame Michch't. a l-'r'uvh lady, who was not very happy as a child. Her brothers worried her eat; and stole her dar ling doll, and hanged it lo a tree. Is it not terrible to flunk that in these days, hundreds anil thousands of children.; know just how badly those boys be haved so long ago." Hut I have met teasing girls in my time. I suppose you will think it strange that a gr'(.vn-up lady should bo so silly as to be afraid of caterpillars, and, indeed. youiv'Aunt Marjorie is very much ashamed ft confess so absurd a fear. Still, it is a. fact, and can you imagine anything more cruel in a little girl, knowing this, than to put a poor innocent caterpillar on my arm one day? 1 am sure you. would have felt in dignant had you been, there. 'Then, besiili's being very annoying, it is quite possible, that a serious injury may result from what is simply meant as innocent teasing. A boy or girl who is never timid nor njsrvous may play some trick that will frighten a more delicate and sensitiv brother or sister into real illness. It seems dreadful to think of, but eases- have been known, where poor little children have been frightened into convulsions, and actually,' to ileath, by heartless aud ignorant people. Teasing id-wrong,. because it implies ai desire to lume fun at another's expense. Perhaps to have pleasure at another' pain would, describe it more precisely.. No noble boy or girl icin enjoy a pleas ure which makes a (c.vmpanion uncom fortable. Tfor this reason you should never take- part in a practical joke, or in anything which iot fully up to the standard of the Gohl n Rule. You all know whiat that is. Harper's Youmj; leojuc. A Caution Against Sulphur Fumes. a a ot tr. eif ill Ccrtaitu paragraphs are now being: freely copied iu the- press in regard tlx the liealiSi-giving pmiperties of sulphur fumes emanating trom manufactories) where particular chemical products nne made. It is quite desirable, we are told, "( have sujy-hur fumes iu till neighborhood," atui that such vapwes, ought 3o be regarded as blessings, iu disguise. According to the testiniuaiy of unbiased persons, ever since tlley have lu en living in the proximity oil the es-iablishmenU from which the fumes arise,, they have never suffered fxtnu coiiglss or colds,. Some of thesio dis interested wit nests-s, persons sulfuring. froiiL pulmonarvr diseases, we tine' iu foriiird, have moved to the sulphurous regions and hav lieen bcnelited by the change. Itut a'jl this proves n-.thing, sav,t- that sulphur, when absorlwd lulu tli'c human system, shows certain ef fects, it is all very well, when, a per si.u has a unU iu the head, to snuil sulphur fumes, and thereby, receive stMiiu relief, lor the properties, of this substance arc-quite well known- Il is 'ijiiile probab'y. too, that if a man sub ject to a peculiar skin disoasu were t work iu a ulpliur factory; his cure would be rapid. Hut it is a ease where the cure muxlit bu worse than the dis ease. It is not a question td: quality, but of quiuitity. Sulphurous acid in the air fir in that couditiun it is al ways produced iu quantity when sul phur is burred is not all innocuous substance-, but very dangvs'ou.-. and cor rosive, dad is quite us (J..-slnictive ot animal tissue as sulphuric acid. There are innumerable substances which, it taken uecasionally or in small doses, can do no harm, but when absorbed in a wholesale wav, and for a long time., they simply kill. Uo.ion Trttha-ripL The ( hinese have some queer medi cines, as this, for instance, know n as. the live poisons: Dried snakes, pulver ized, one ounce; wasps and their uests, halt ounce; centipedes, three ounces scorpions, six ounces, and toads, ten ounces. Theso choice ingreilictit are ground into powder, mixed up with nouey, and made into pills. John Perry, aged eighty-one years, died in Payvilfe, L. I., the other day. He was taken sick, and livedsixty-cljjlili days without food -V, 1', Su-n.