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FOR OUR YOUNG FOLKS.
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'Oh. tl,,- ri-.I-skii:.-, urn having a fcuk dntt m there, anil liv th,. wny snuii of tli.n: , in keil ;:t ine as I passed, 1 .should 'a) tin y moan mischief." iliun! That's awkward." It was awkward indeed. T1k vro men who were speaking mul the two American hunters w)m accompanied t!i m were tlie only white ineii among ,1 whole tribe of Indians, iiml if it came to a light (wliieli secmcil probable ".o'lgh ju-t tin n), their Indian guides w.-re ijiiit ' ;,s likely to fight against thein as .,r them. What was to be 'ii in . "Tiiey k ti trade w ilM ti In. ill, "and t 'v that we've come, to m," LTrnwlcd the younjror it we must havi! plenlv (;' iL.n-s wiih us that are worth tak in.'. all'l if tiny choose to fret them cheap l. -iinplv cuitine; our heads oil', don't .iitc see how we're to hinder tin 111. hat fools we were to come le it I.ittie ii! ''. am tn .eii-aiiils i i r. be i ffclll o i:ci,t ! mime threat" for. -i 'it " ait l,; Have I the !'oout.outod speaker it. not many years later. v. lute teen a, and id children, (on -- would ; ml oisiiy across that i 'V'iv,-s t ra ins runniiie; f t he A incrii an colli i- th" "tiler, and that the very f Hie Indians who were inov :ii'r 1: mi w of len I .-.,t. li I.. si.i," 11. bit,' mid then be said the doctor. dmost "I've 11." it'i : urn 1 I.. t : a l:' . " ? What i., it?" '-Were, I the doctor, stcp-,-u !" v. irw.ini albilted lo i :i . i ii '.' out a small brass ' i ii ard one of the 1 11 !in , i. in "; just now about 'it that ca Ine ami ilio them I j : I le d r : t s, w Hal 'j Ulll in v U'i "a was i.iei killed many of i si' i.u ss.-.' Then I I III of ill. Ill Willi' ' -j"', itnd tJi;it was l.-a.'' " I ir eon!. explain tiie vol i n o- Indian en'efvas seen ci i i ii i ti er .j , (he bill tn v. ai-'l i nfii,, followed by lillecn or twen ty .. hi- l.e-t w.trt iors, ail well arincil, ami looking unpleasantly licrce. In sta!.tly tiie two trailers seated tbt-iu-seies in in- (lour of (iic wigwam, with th" two hunters staiidine; behind tin in, riile in iiand, ready to tire at the fir-t sip, cf niNclii. f. 'I'lie Indians at down in a circle rihl in front of the w inte men, but lor some minutes not a word was uttered. At l.'ii ' h the j-oiine; chief himself roue and si.itke. "I'aii'-tiices! ye have him I in; jrniiiiil.H of your iiivn far away tiu-:ird the ris in,' Hill and the cleat hitter water. ,ty conic ye liitin r into the lands l.n-at Spirit h;w jriven to Ids ti.tiible tiiciii and do Wlilell til r-d chleli-en, Ui th"i,i w rot:";?'' " 1 a. r" is a c my red m-i.th'T,' in 1 lie same ian" speak tnus. , to r. tile set! ami to In. fully. pa;e-l'ai the leai oud before tho cyc of answered the dix-tor, iri.'i', "or be would not cine not to trouble or ' "iir brothers wiio liye towani sun. but to trade with tlicin .. ti.t ir f.-ieiuls." ic's.''' i ebood the. chief, se.orn- I !u se u. re tho words of the es wtuj cmie iiiiiinij us when is wi re recti twelve moons ' j at. d us. Ti.,r scalps now ban- in r wi"W,.,.w. and perhaps." lie added a'o. t,ut when Ho y had eaten ot our v. ni.-'iii. and smoked the pipe ot peace at "i i r lire, th"V stole from us and 1 ch our wi-iv, mis, anu perliat J'iittititT b's ion;r kiul'e siLrnilicaiitly, i "i nerc may be 0.7;. r seal ps tiicrc soon. " A !.-rn hum ran thmtieii tiie list en- in,?; circle of Indians, and for a 1110- 11, "in iru y seeineii aimiil to Hprntir up and rush upon the AmcricaiM. Itut ju-t th.-ri the doctor rose, and hoMino up his hand for silence, spoke Hum: "Chief of the Mia.vays! we have come to 011 tis quest's, and now ye Ihreal.en to l.ill Us iieciins,. e thtnlv we are tew and fee hie. lint tin- while, men, Ibouirh few in number, arc miehty in skill, j Sec!" and he pointed lo the brts.s boinid box at bis f. et. -In tins box 1 I ho! I tiiat which can sweep you all from ; tlie earth us the wind sweeps the dust , of Mounter." I The threat was uttered so lirmly and boldly lii t several of the superstitious ! Jniin.n.s, were si .11 to eHian:e nl art led t'lmins, and the oiiii"; chief himself beoan to look uneasy, alihoiij;h he tried to mask bis agitation by atihwer i )iau;riit;iy. "U onl are not as sharp an luitiii haks, 1. as heavy as war clubs. I,et the pah -I... c .show us that what he is true.'' "(iood," said the American. "Let the chii f lav his btiflalo-rolio nu this lo.!T." i be Indian w onderinly obeyed. 'J'hi! dooior let fall one drop of liquid upon it f;niii a yial width he book out of tlie bo.,,aiid when lie h -ld up the l'obc, t iic sa 'a"vs saw wdh secret ter ror that it was scorched rbdit lhroti;.i us if with a hot iron, ami that a holo was burned in the wood below it. "Call c bear a shower of ruin lik tlnil if 1 brlii'." ; 'b.w 11 upon you?" cried i he A ui. 1 ' 1 .111, so 1 niy. "Or what w rtl u siv if I I urn your streams into llotiill' Look It.-r.-:''' JIc lill. J u Lark tup from the brook. says is a ami with (nu drop f"nm a second vial out of lii-i wonderful bin turned tho water hhiod red. Tin- Indians looked nt each other in silent terror, an I even the ilarin young rliief drew back. The doelor eyed them in silence for n few ni. ni. -ills, as if to let this lesson sink well into (heir minds before lie went any farther. Then lie stooped once more over the inexhaustible box, and drew forth n third vial, which ho held np so that the. whoio nssenililj eonl.l see it. A fcai ful-l, inking vial it w.n in tho eves of (he dismayed savages lone;, narrow, with n neck twisting liko a snake, and all of a jet-black cilor.with which the ivory stopper, carved into the shape of a skuli, contra-tcd grimly cnoiiLrh. "It 'hold!'' sboiited the American, in ii voi f Ihiindcr; "in th- bottln I l o'd (he spirit of thi! small-pox who (I'-slrnyed so many of you (welve moons ao;,,. Say but one ' word more and I w ill let him loose to sweep you from the earth." A cry of terror broke from everv lip, and in a moment, the whole band (in eludinixeven the chief himself) were at the feel of llm "medicine-man," implor ing Ii i i n not to smite them with the fatal pestilence w hose a fill ravages were still fre-.h in their memorv. "So be it," said the doctor, with the air of a kin;; reeeivine; a deputation.. 'So Inn'' a tin' hearts of the Shawavs are clear and their t'lnirnes straight all shall lie well; hut the moment a cloud rise between us the death vial shall be opened." The mere threat, was qnite oiiouh for the terrilied savages, and although I iic doctor's fa ir deal in '' aft erwaid won the favor of the whole tribe their awe of his "ere at, medicine" never quite wore oil', hiivid h'.r, in Harper's Yomnj lop,'. ABOUT SLEEVES. Proposed Changes from the Close-Fitted Coat Shapes. 'I'licre will lie anothcri'iTort to chaiirre sleeves f I, ii ii I he ciosi-liited coat shapes that have been no lonvr in Use alike for those wi;h plump and those with slen der arms. 1'or tiiin amis a pretty sug gestion is that of makiiiL; coat sleeves plain from the w rists up to half-way alioro the id In nv, when they are e-.ith-er.'d ill the lengthwise seams to make tulue.s.s lu ross the upper arm, but not the awt.hetic jmtl's nor the hie;h pads around the armholcs that have become so objectionable because they are so un LTaccfnl and destroy the pretty sloping lin.w of the shoulders. l-',,r plump arms the chanire is at. the other end of the sleeves, where they are to be made open in the old style called Oriental, yet not. too wide and llowino-; this wil. show the tapcrinir wrist and arm hall way to the elbow, while the well rounded upper art?: will be closely our I lined by the stiuly titled sleeve. Draperies will be worn both loner and short. Dresses made of one fabric with out embroidery will repeat the long tablicrs, the wide plaits like panels on the side, and the full back breadths that bane- straight and are p-atlu red across a very small space at the belt. When embroideries are used with scalloped edoes, shorter draperies will prevail, as the draperies are then made, of plain oa.ods caught back to disclose the embroidery which forms the lower kirt, or else the i inhroideivil tlounces that may be arranged upon it in "rath en. 1 cross rows, or put on plain in lengthwise binds. Deep aprons and -hurt wrinkled aprons caught np alike on eaci side will be worn a"ain. as th. y b"" wa . s arc i. comii!"- m tmn fah- I l'he will be held up by snia:l i s and loops that make rn-v ! work for the laundr-as they rait I he ironed in st rai 'h! breadths, of else I t.iey wilt be eaiiL-lit up by a lar"v velvet bow on the riiil sid".' w hilc a velvet sash ribbon on the h it v ill consist of lonir loops and on. Is. '. h a t bret"lles, i 'aliijh velvet d..L'-"oll,ir and cult's, vol- ' vet si ra ps across lull .uim p. s or blouse vests ami velvet b. i's aii'l sa-hes wul enri.-h wash dt-e-se- that are otherwise 1 of very simple fabrics. Tucks wi 1 a'sc b" used ac iiii, boih lii.ri'iiitallv and i lenthwise, iind plaited skit Is, or 'those j simply licmiii.il, will be prefem d to : skirts t rim .ii. I with llouuces, unless the flounces are embroidered. Jnde- il, 1 many of the newest . in iroid. red rolies l have merely lines or stripes of cm- j broidery across or down the skirt, in- I stead of tlie scal'op.'d i'd'.o s that sue;- L'cst beinj; eailici-.'d into llouuces. These embroidered stripes are also ' down the gloov.-s ami on the corsase in ! V-shape, or like rows of insertion 1 across a pointed plastron, and they ! form the hi'h slandinir collar and nar row cutis. Jtirjur'd linxnr. COTTON GOODS. The Earliest Imputations for Spring and Summer Garments. earliest importations are the cot ton o(,ods, which w ise women purchase while they have their choice of pat terns, and make up to be ready for the warm mornings that usually come dur ine; the sprini;. Some of the sateens ."' . :V'" "n,,, 1:1 f""lm-. :L".'' lIranc. and tlie . l'i'., rs mat are siamtieo tinon theiii iw if painted. 'Jiicse at-,, bo. pi. Is of rn "f i 1111 si.e, scut. Ted upon a ground of deli. -at, : shad", that is cither plain or brocaded. A .1. si"jn that w ill be even more popular has very tine llowers, so artistic, in coloring that, they remind us of this beautiful Carlsbad china with which we decorate our cabinets and dinner tables. These cotton "iitih i';m be made, very attractive with ii;m luinvfx of lice ami c. ,n! ra-: I ir' rib1, on-. Kilt few combinations are used in these onmd.-i, and robes do Hot promise to be popular. A pret'y one is il.o k blue, stamped with wheat, the bonier lo in of wheat in a 1 ir'er pattern. 'J ha dark sateens have li":ures in em broidery patterns. A very od I ilesien called ti.e "Howl's fork," and is In red, blue and yellow, on a maroon or brown ground. In silk -.'oo.ls a rise in price i.s predicted. Trn-olrin wears well, beiti"" already shiny, and not mn.sr.ino; easily. In a eoo'd qualit y, it makes a useful ami iucxpcushc jroVn, and looks well with the silk j. rscis that in 11 perfect shape retain pop'u-larii-y. This is the season to lind bar-p-ain.s ia underwear in cheap p-rad.-s. l'hoKe of China silk, lace trimmed, al ways hold their price. A'. 1'. Journal. VV oil-matched in politeness and rcadimvsn was a eviitieiuan whose but ton caught hold of the friiiec on a lady's shawl. '-I'm attached to you," said the fo'iitliinan, Jan;; 1, inj", while ho, wad iinlu.sl riotisly trwn"; to fret loose. "' ho iittachinent' is mutual," was the jonid natun d rcp y. Chri.ttiun ,'l o.v,T. - New Voikers contemplate erecting iiioiiutueiit at. Albany to the patriotic women ol thu btaUi. w FOR SUNDAY READING. A FAITHFUL FRIEND. IFnnn.l ov il irue.1 nt the N'nllonil! Hotel In Aliaiila, (in . written in mi oM eeniiiit book.) In ft vitv liuinlilf rot. In n rather .jun-t si I, In the soils mul in th unnp. Worked a woinftii. toil ctl' hopft, ork oif. s.iikruitf, ftli illono, It) a sort oi n iiilerl oni' ; "Willi ii Hi :oiir tin h Fr ftnil. lie w II keep me till the i nl.' Pniiir-tlinf., li n ppon inir nlontf, I Icl h. nnl tlie semi s.mir. Ami I oi :,'ii iis I to siuilo, M"i c In s mi ni hy lli'in (fuilo, Pl.t I nev. r ' ii .1 ii oril 111 I t'k ill il lo li lt I Ii, in il, As she sum: nl.oiit her t'rlrnil, W ho wouhl ke. p her lo tho end. Not in soiT.or, nor In ule", W ork iiitf it I liny li nn w up -h A s h er e nl .ren. thi or tear, 1 I oo.l iiroiin I her o i the lloor; Hut. In iii.'iioi one. the mnsr Flic iv, i h hiiiimi nil ,,iy nun: "With h s,.-,oiir lor a fritiii'l. Iln w ill keep me to the eil'l." Jut H ti t Mc lonesome iHio, Just ns poor as poor cou.il b, Hut her r Is imvios rose I. kn the tiuhl'los in her clothes; All'l. though wlilowcl ,mil n on, t'heoreit her w tli the nionotono ( t il sn imir i ml ii i-'r on l. V ho woul.l keep her lo the pnd. I hns-p sneii her rub a-nl scrub (in the wnsti t'onro' in thp tub. While the I, ibv si.ppe.l m su.ls. ht 1 od iimi ininl.li .1 In tho ilmis. Or was pHialuiitf in tlie pools Villi Olil ll' ss,,s stuck 'II Spool., S:.e st 11 hi mi ml ii i; ot her ( rienit, ho would keep her to tho cud. Human hopes nn.l huninn creeds II. ive their t In human neO'i, And I Mould not w.sh to strip loom that wimlii rwoiiiiurs l.p Any soiii; thnt she ciin slnft, Any hoi e I hat trnnif mny brlnir, I or the womiiii hns n Fr.i'ii.l, yho Will her to the end. —Advance. OCCUPATION. The Most Faithful and Active Christian Always the Most Happy. There is a peculiar pleasure in labor to which the idle and unemployed an utter stranger. The author of the sa cred Proverbs lias said: "Tho way of tho slothful man is ai a hedrri) of thorns." Such a way can not bo very enjoyable, to say the least. Thoso who pursue this unpleasant, not to say painful and tormcntim", waylinea-r out a wretched existence which is but a slow-death. Thus Solomon sa s: "The desire of the slothful killeth him, for his hands refuse, to labor." It is killing to be slothful. "Pray of what did your brother die?" said the Marquis Spinola one day to Sir Horace Vcrc The reply was: "He died, sir, of having nothing to do." "Alas!" said Spinola, "that is enough to kill any general of us all." Though life may be prolonged in having nothing to do, it can only be a miserable state of being, at tlie best. Such is the human constitution that occupation or wretchedness, one or the other, i.s the only alternative, liarrow w-ell says that "idleness is the most tedious and irksome thing in the world." The slothful man can not be happy. His sluei-hness is a clog to all his enjoyment, and seldom does an emotion of real pleasure arise from his oppressed and stagnant mind. Not amiss did William Cowperpay: ' Absence of occupation Is not rest, A inlnil quite vacant 18 u ininil distressed." Multitudes know too well that "leis ure is pain." and we, may all bo as sured mat "Dicst leisure is our curse. Many in socking it have parted with pcaeii and pleasure, and plunged deep ly into tiis.piiotudu and misery, only to embrace a lingcringccssation of moVtal life. Thus by all that industry con tributes to happiness, anil by all the wretchedness that idleness is sure to cause, is .seen the w aste produce 1 by slotlifitlness, according to the inspired saying: "He that issloihful in his work is brother to him that is great waster. " And the evils of this waste appear the must deplorable when viewed in a religious aspect. The only way to be happy religiously, is to be constantly employed in doing some kind of relig ious work. Nothing is more fatal toll Chri-tian's happiness than inaction and ini'llieieney, as one who ought to be a Christian worker. If he would be hap py, he must not be slothful in the work "riven to do by the Master whom he pro-l'e-ses lo serve. I'nlcss he is busy, he w ill be joylcs and tmblcst. Slotlifti! ncss and blissl'ulncss can not go togeth er in rdiirion. any more than elsewhere; but if possible, this unnatural alliance is less likely to be found ill that connec tion than anywhere else. A happy Christian must be till active Christian. To do nothing, is to enjoy nothing re liirioiisiy. Cod never designed that Ills servants should be happy, except as they are active in His service. He Himself is never inactive. He works perpetually, and thus He is "blessed forever." Even He could not other wise be infinitely happy. Aa Htiirel 3 winps would droop If loiiff at it-t. And (.ml irimaelf, inactlvo, were no lonimr hio-t." Doubtless it is no inconsiderable part of the happiness of Cod and angels, and all in Heaven, that they are always em ployed ill ceaseless and perpetual activity, never giving place to idleiiesti, and keeping slothf illness at an immeas urable distance from them. Jew, in deed, are more unlike to, and unlit for. Heaven than the slothful in their work as the servants of Cod. It. is no mystery that the most faith ful Christian i.s the most happy. In the course which he pursues there i.s the most delightful experience which mor tals can have; to all of w hich, those who enter not, or who leave that path, arc strangers. Pursuing that way is but going from one bcaiiitude to another, and iindinir "pleasantness" and "peace." With more d.y , d . d ness to tin ir work, the servants of the Lord would enjoy a bit so ilness which i.s too oft. 11 wasted by thoso who are " at eaee in Zioti." In must ca.s. s those w ho are lackiii"r in their religious enjoyment arc liwng in s.,111,. kind of uniaithful iicss as the resti't of slothfuliicss, in which they can not continue mid pray consistently or successfully ' Kestote unto me the joy of Thy salvation." lie that is the most slothful as a worker for Cod is the greatest waster of that en joyment which is peculiar to labor hich is " not in vain in the Lord." A voice from Heaven may be heard, say ing; "Awake, thou that (deepest, aiid arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light." Ill that light would found the highest truest happiness. enjoy melit M'utr'ltnian. and UNTIMELY BOASTING. The Chief Stock in Trade of the Direct Enemies of God. one of achievements until they are achieved, and yet most of the crowing of the world is done, before dawn, rather than iiftcr twilirht. ( 'ha.. ili-lcer lin-'-: no greater fa leination in awakening the world with bis ill-timed musical pre tension than his would-be intelligent neighbor do m boaeiiii(j of w hat they are going to do. The men who sava their boast till the victory is woo ara as rare us the cock that crows at even. It is a universal weakness to expend the force that shonld be utilized in achievements in boasting of what is to be achieved. If the evil of (his w as merely in words, it would not be so bad, but the same spirit insinuates it self into action and works capriciotm mischief. He only succeeds whose outlook Is on the tinnl issue, who has his eve on the possible contingency, as well as the probable result, who looks after the reserve f irces. When a 111: n g ves his note he niii-t know where tin- money is coming from with which to pay it, otherwise life is full of wear lind tear. T.ie man who is fitting himself best for promotion is the man who gets it, and not the man who is always seeking it, always Im.iing his friends lo boost him. When a man boasts of what ho would do if he had a chance the prob ability is that he will never have a chance. 'J'he man who prizes the work he has. and labors to make the most possible of it, and sees how much thero is in it. that hi! has not done, is the man whom the world is looking after for promotion. Christianity has never been boastful, has never relied upon numbers, nor upon the di-p'ay of dress parade. It has simply pointed to what it has done, to what it is doing. On the other hand, tho chief stock in trade of the direct enemies of Cod has been their hnastf ill ness. But the history of eighteen cent uries shows that it has invariably been premature. Enmity to Cod has always been a Coliath strutting defiantly upon the other side. Christianity always starts on a mission in an unpretending style, but it always wins in the end. It is interesting to note the philosophies w hich anti-Christian men have boasted of since Christ gave Hie world His bene diction. Kvcry generation, nearly, has had its Ingersoll, who was to annihilate Christianity, but it is only now and then that one of them leaves his own name even; not one of Uiem all has left any followers. Iyd this untimely boasting of skepticism go on. It has no mission, will have no victories, will lcavo no impress. Its wickedness is its weakness, because it strews the shores of life with wrecked characters, men who prefer boasting to achievements. Goldc7i Utile. STRICT VERACITY. STRICT VERACITY. A Habit the Importance of Which Can Not Be Overestimated. The habit of veracity can not be over estimated in importance if wo really desire to enjoy the fullness of Christian experience.. We do not refer to willful and secret prevarication much less to open falsehood. .Such .sins are despica ble, and are positively destructive to 11 manly character. We refer rather to the secret witbolding of the truth by which one party may mislead another, in matters trivial or important. Gen uine honesty in our intercourse should not arise from mere motives of policy, bat from a lively sense of what eternal rectitude is in itself; and also from iust views of what that rectitude requires of ill responsible intelligences. hoover is willing to speak or act so that his leilow-nnin shall receive a false lm- I pression concerning a fact is guilty of I falsehood, according to GoiFs per- I feet standard. "Moral truth consists I in our intention to convey to another, i to the best of our ability, the coneep- i tion of fact exactly as it exists in our own minds. When such an intention dominates our whole being, then will j our habits in speaking and acting re- : stilt, not only in our present happiness, but in right character-building also. At no point i.s the Christian called to bo ; more watchful than just here; b -cause ; conscience is easily parnly 7.ed by for getting that Cod, from tlie necessity of His nature, "requires truth in the in- ' ward parts." in tho busy marts of ; trade the temptation to depart from i .strictest veracity is seldom absent. In . social life the excessive touches of ur- ! banity are sometimes only the attempted ' concealmentof subtile falsehood. liaii- ! C'.sY Wttkhj. CHOICE SELECTIONS. Nothing can make a man truly great but being truly good, and par taking of God's holiness. Mutticw JJairy. A minister, to be successful, must get rid of all personal ambition; it is a long road for a man to get to the end of himself; but a minister has to do it. D. L. Moody. After reading tho doctrine of Tlato, Socrates or Aristotle, wo feel that the specific dilTercnce between their words and Christ's i.s the dillerence between an inquiry and a Revelation. Dr. Jo seph Inrker. Straightforwardness and outspok enness do not lead to popular favor, hut they aro often essential to a good conscience and an honest action. If they are, alas, woefully rare, they are, nevertheless, indispensable to true manhood. Baptist U'cfklij. All Christian duty should bo done in faith. This would "have the good ef fect of keeping believers from raanv things they should not do, as not many have much faith in things that are of questionable character. The whole Christian life is one of faith, as wo walk by faith and not by sight. Cum berland I'rrshiterian. - I speak as a man of the world to men of the world; and I say to you: 'Search the Scriptures!" The liib'lo is the book of all others, to be read at all ages, and in all conditions of human lite; not to be read once or twice mr thrice, and then laid aside, b,-.t to bo i'i ..tl in small portions of one or two chapters everv day, and never to be in termitted unless by some overruling necessity. uohn (Juinry Attains. - Skepticism belives more than it thinks it doc. Why? li. cause when it sees weak men supported by a Divine arm, liberated from fear and weakness by a Ihvino friend, they perceive there is truth embodied in a personal Christ. The unanswerable argument for Chris- nanny is a i nri-uan. And if you see 1 a man who discredits religion, you will I X- ni-rnll v timl that it is because some alleged I hristian has sold him addled eggs. 'hristian l.'nion. Intelligent self-denial, for the sake of ym right, and at the command ut Him whose we are and w hom we servo, is an essential element in the noblest ('hristian manhood. This Self-denial may it often does demand a an ab solute duty the specific requirements of the lleehabito nomad-life total absti nence from all that can intoxicate, the shunning of wealth-seeking, and a pilgrim-life, oil earth. However this may be in any particular instance, the spirit which prompted the Kechabites to be self-d"ii ingly faithful lo the wi-ein-jiiic'Li. ns hi.i 11 to tliL.:i Ly ta'-ir ances tor is essential to the very existence of the Christian life, and i inseparable from the duties of Christian, di.sc.inh ship. ii. ti. Ttmet. TEMPERANCE. TO THE LITTLE PEOPLE. The world win li. what von mnko It, Utile people; It will be rs 1011 stiiiim it, l.'tl in poop e Then bp stiitlioiit mul brnv(. An, I jour country help ta sn e l.lttlH 'people. When we walk into the Rray . t o 1 coplo. And 3-011 into I hp tin . I. lltle people, Wp iv II bcek'ili ton .'liellir W ith 11 very teti.ler stun;, l.itl.ie people. It war is In tbe'nir. l.'tl c people. When we mulo- our tni.. rajer. I.nt e I e. ple W'o will pits.; 11 1 . 1 1 1 . 10 oil All tiie work i, t tr c.l to lo, l.itllo people. Po bo vRlinnt for the ritrht, I. ItlO pi'Ol'lo. For a bnit'e ' on iniisi tinht, l.itlle people, 'Twill be (rlot-v when 011 win, Hut to llllter would be sin, l.itlie. people. Then be studious nn.l bravo, I lllle l eopl". And our country help to siivo I title people. From wh skr, nun mid t-ln, And tho evils tlcy In uu; in, —Mrs. Mary T. Willard. THE RUM POWER. The Working Man's Most Inveterate Foe —A Few Pertinent Questions. Look about you; did you ever see a rolling-mill, a large manufacturing es- laiiiisnuicui, oi any kind erecteil on vacant ground in the thinly-settled suburbs of one of our cities? And did you note that before that structure was completed, before a wheel was ready to turn, that the ever vigilant rum power established a saloon in close proximity thereto? And did you realize the additional fact that on "tho street or streets leading to it saloon after saloon sprang up, until there was no road an operative could travel in going to and from his daily labors that he would not puss a rum-hole? There is not in the whole United States one manufacturing establish ment of any kind that employs .1 score of workmen, that a saloon is not in close proximity to it. Let a new fac tory bo built in a spot a half-mile dis tant from a rum-hole, and a new one opens :'s doors near by. The working man has before him, day and night, tho constant temptation to drink. And those already victims of the drink habit those in whom indulgence has fixed that awful thirvt w hose torment, w hen unsatisfied, is the only earthly thing which can give a man a faint idea of the pains of hell are active missionaries in the rum devil's work. II: . . 1 . . . t , ins slaves inems"ivcs, they act as agents to bring their fellow-operatives under the yoke of the demon. If the working-men of this Nation were tree lrom the appetite for rum, three-fourths of the saloons would havo to close up for want of patronage. Kyery man who takes the pains to in vestigate can find out the fact that the saloon-keepers live principally oil' the hard-earned wages of laboring men. When pay-day arrives in any largo manufacturing town, the groggeries do their most runhing business. The mon ey that the mechanic or laborer should spend on his family is squandered on drink, and goes to 'fit up a costly bar, to dress the saloon-keeper's wife in silks and satins, to furnish his table with rich faro while the working man's w ife dresses in calico, his chil dren in shreds and patches, and their fare is of the poorest. Heaven alone knows the misery sull'cred in that home which has a drunken fatheror a drunk en son. What, is the reason that the honest, sober element in the various trades unions do not direct their energies to the extermination of this ruinous tratlio, which draws the bulk of its sustenance from the very men they were organized to benelit ? 'Why is not the united pow er of these unions directed to the loos ening of thi! rum-power's hold upon their members, to saving the young men in their ranks from falling into the clutches of this demon? Why do they not unite against this monster evil of our land, which isthe greatest enemy of the working classes? Who are these saloon-keepers, that they should grow wealthy oil' the earn ings of hard-hand. 'd labor that into their cotl'ers should tlow the golden stream that would bring comfort, and joy, and happiness, into the houses of the laboring men? What claim have Hiey that they should be preferred to wife and children, or mother and father? "Oh, they are good fellows!" Yes, on the outside. They are polite, anil agreeable, because it is to their inter est to be so; they are "jolly company," because it attracts custom. It is a mat ter of money to them, not of kindly heart or hospitable nature. Onco let the rum-besotted victim spend his last cent, and they have no more use for him. They aro an utterly selfish class, in whoso eyes gold weighs far more than the souls of men. One fact proves this that as a class (there may be a few exceptions) they will furnish rum to a drunkard, so long as he can pay for it, despite the prayers of the drunkard's wife, despite Die tears and wails of his children. The money they will have, and they w ill furnish rum as long as it is forth coming. Tub do Hlndc. MAD DOGS AND Of These Two Evils Which Is the Greater and the More to Be Feared? If tho mud doir util.loui'o continues lonsr In this nud the iiiljoiniatf uit.es, tho doj;s will biivetoiro Hotter Hint ull tho ilous in this c ty Is- killed than that one human be.nif 6houl.l die lioiu the bitu ot 11 mud Uu .V. 1'. Mil t in. I Kfi 11 i. hat .-igiiilics one man, woman or child, now and then bitten by a mad dog. when compared with the vast multitude of men and women that are being constantly bitten by a poison that biteth like a serpent, and htingetli like an adder; and this poison, so dif fusive, so virulent, that it surpasses liny or every other scourge, on ;n count of the magnitude of the evil.-, that fol low in its train; a poison so terrible, that, in its effects, it makes small-pox, ulioiera and other epidemics, including war, pestilence, fire and famine, to be as nothing compared to its dreadful devastation. Men. women mid chll.lren me our first cure; UI..I II IlllleVOl- Sllt r II. ,- t.t nil, mills H lll-t'll Bi.iy to 1 lm Heiture of Ho. Iiiiinaii r io shohlii Ui 111111I0 Without u st coin! itii.UKUt. -V. 1. Ilerai.i. If it be bctl.-r that all dogs should be killed rather than one child should be bitten by one mad dog and We kniov all good mothers and fathers will heartily indorse this-what ahull w e say, w lut ought we to say, about the more awful madness of some human di nious w ! o make it their busi ness to t' lnpt men and women, and ewu children, into their dens, to deal out to them a slow , licry poison, that txluiaialca the br-iu with a fieiiy, anil then stupefies tho victims Into helpless idiocy, leaving them subject to an irresistible craving that nothing but repented doses of the same, villain, ous poison will satiate. And yet these mercenary monsters of iniquity, in their greed for money, will see these wretched, poisoned victims of theirs bloat, writhe and die with curses on their lips and all their surroundings enveloped in poverty, wretchedness and crime, and then gloat over tho prospect of new victims that are be ing constantly enticed into their meshes, to satisfy their greedy selfish tu'Ha. lcmorc.it'8 Monthly. DEATH RATES. The Agency of Alcoholic Drinks in Producing High Rates of Mortality—Suggestive Facts and Figures. The death-rate of different occupa tions yields some curious results. Tak ing as a basis of comparison tho mor tality of all males of similar ages in Kngland and Wales as 1,000, tho death-rate of tho class mentioned is compared with this as a standard. When the rate of the examined class exceeds this number, that class forms an example of unhealthy occupations: when it falls short, it belongs to tho healthy occupations. Thus, the first place among healthy occupations is held by ministers of religion, the death rate of this class being Next, wo have gardeners and nurserymen, who stand atoU'J; farmers and graziers, Gill; agricultural laborers, 701; school masters, 719; the other trades which follow closely on these Vicing grocers, coal merchants, paoer manufacturers. wheelwrights, nhip-biiildcrs and ship wrights and coal miners. 'J'he figure of mortality for all these trades is under I no. tin the other side, that of the tin healthy occupations, the first place is held by the trades which are concerned in the manufacture and distribution of intoxicating drink, and which, as is well known, entail many ' temptations to drink it to excess. Tho list of un healthy occupations is headed by the class of inn and hotel servants, whoso figure mounts up to 2,205, Vicing nearly double that of the medical profession. The highest places next to them aro j i j I ; j 1 held by general laborers in London and by costermongers, hawkers and street sellers, tho former class with 2,020, the latter with 1,879. It is prob able that both are largely made up of broken men, the wrecks of other call ings. Innkeepers, publicans, spirit, wine and beer dealers follow, w ith a figure of 1,621, and brewers with l.Iifil. In support of the belief that these high rates of mortality are chielly due to al coholic excess, l)r. Ogle has compared with them thi! mortality assigned to diseases of the liver, the organ through which such excess chiefly declares itself, and has obtained results which are entirely in harmony with those of the trade returns. Next to the trades concerned with alcohol tho highest rates are furnished by occupa tions which involve tho breathing of dust other than coal dust and especially of dust of a sharp and gritly character or largely com posed of mineral matter; next, thoso in which there is exposure to lead poisoning, as with plumbers, painters and filemakers. The earthenware manufacturers, who aro much exposed ' mineral dust, have a figure of 1,742; I who work upon a leaden i cushion, reach 1,667, and tho nlumbcrs I painters, who are also ex'nosed to ! lead, reach 1,202. It, will furnish a re. markablo contradiction to a prevailing impression that butchers have a high death rate, their figure of mortality amounting to 1,170, tho causes (if death among them being partly duo to the diseases of intemperance, and p irtly to phthisis and other maladies from which they have long been sup posed to enjoy a special immunity. Chambers' Journal. A BARREL OF ALE. No Wonder That Brewers Get Rich and Beer Drinkers Stay Poor. An English author has been analyz ing a barrel of tho " poor man's beer." Assuming it to be not at all adulterated, and allowing Ml quarts to the barrel, this is what the analysis shows: Quart. Albumen iltesh-forminir) 1 Mil.t Hiiur illnlerinentotll 3 Gum lot no dietetic valuoi 8'S jMeoliol liiitoxic.ttiier spirit! ' Vutei'(iunoeeiit,aiid sliould bocheapl l;so Total quarts In tho barrel 144 Our English author, Joseph Malins, puts the result pictorially thus Al.ltl MKN I Ouart JflALT-SUGAR. ... 2 Quarts CtXTRIh'E 3 Quarts ALCOHOL... 7J Quarts WATER 130 Quarts iTOTAL CONTENTS, 144 Qts.j ti A barrel of ale, he says, costs about t'.'i - Jjlo. 'J'he net value of the album en, malt sugar, gum and alcohol is about 1 .); leaving the charge for the water '2-. 10. No wonder that the brewers get rich and the beer-drinkers stay poor! Christian, Union. TEMPERANCE ITEMS. Thkiif. is liltle hope of peace in fam ily, society, business lirni or Statu where there i.s a tendency to drink. (Joldt n Hide. Tonne is no liquor law in the North ern Stales enforced like the Four-Mile law in Tennessee. Even Kentucky is working in the matt T, and is fast as suming the lead as a Prohibition State. Under the inlluence of this movement some of her worst counties have be come among the most quiet and civil ized. Xashville 1,'iuon. A Colonial Temperaneo Alliance has been formed in New Zealand, "for tho total and immediate suppression of the tratlio in intoxicating liquors." One of the objects is to secure the elec tion on iicensieg committees of men pledged not to grant licenses, and to support only such candidates as are favorable to and will support in Par liament and elsewhere tho principles of this aliiaiiao. FARM AND FIRESIDE. To beat the whites of eggs quickly add a pinch of salt. Salt cools and cold eggs froth rapidly. Cracker I'udding: Ono quart of milk, eight tabh spoonfuls powdered cracker, four eggs, sweeten and flavor with nutmeg. Hake one-half hou; The Carrer. Sausage Men!.: To make sausage keep its shape in flat cakes, alter mak ing them the size you wish, dip them into Hour: this will effeefually prevent their failing apart. Hse'tanae. I'aked eggs; Break eight eggt m a well-buttered dish, season with pepper and salt, one-haif cup full of cream, one taiilespoonltif of butter, set in tho oven and bake twenty minutes. Huston rout. Hog cholera in hogs, and founder in horses, may be attributed to the manner of feeding corn, and it has been demonstrated that hogs will make a greater gain in weight upon a mix-d food, with corn as a leading ingredient, than on corn alone, ns they remain in better health, and digest their food more easily. Cleveland Leader. Cookies Without Rolling: Make nl i IT dough, take pieces about the size of an egg, and roll into a ball in the hands; then flatten slightly towards the edges, leaving them thick in the middle, making small and very smooth. You w ill be surprised how much nicer they look when baked, and it saves time. Nice for ginger and cocoanut cookies. Western l!ural. Cocoanut Vie: Ono pound grated cocoanut, one-half pound butter, one half pound powdered sugar, one glass of brandy, two teaspoonfuls lemon juice, four eggs (white and yelks sop- united), two teaspoonfuls vanilla. Hub inn miner ami sugar togeiiier; neat le stir in the beaten yelks, lastly the co coanut and the whites alternately. Hake in open shells. Eat cold with powdered sugar sifted over it. lloston Jliuliet. Every one hns a euro for sore throat, but simple remedies appear to bo most effectual. Salt and water is used by many as a gargle, but a little alum and honey dissi'dved in sage tea is better. An application of cloths wrung out of hot water and applied to the neck, changing as often as they be- gin to cool, i.s recommended for re- moving inflammation. It should be kept up for a number of hours; during the evening is the usually most convcu I ietit time for applying this remedy. Exehanqe. m EARLY CHICKS. Advantages Which No Intelligent Poultry- Advantages Which No Intelligent Poultry-Raiser Will Neglect. The advantages of hatching chicks early can not bo over-estimated. Chicks that are hatched late bring late prices, and chicks that come out of the shell this month and get in market as broilers, bring as high prices as grown fowls. The objections urged against early chicks are that they give too much trouble, and that those hatched late have the privilege of grass runs, and Like partial care of themselves. And ho they do. They aro raised much more easily than thoso hutched thU to month, but our readers should remem filemakers, ber that it is not tho chicks that bring the best prices, but the trouble. Wheii and ever chicks are raised without effort the cost is, of course, a small item, but the time is then occupied by hundreds who also prefer to perform as little la bor as possible, and the consequence is that chicks are thrust on the market by thousands, only to depress the mar ket and cause the oft-rcpeato.l asser tion that poultry does not pay. Hut early chicks do pay, however, but they pay only for that which is expended and bestowed upon them by the attendant. It is claimed, again, that labor is labor, and may a.s well be expended in one dir. ctiou as another without (looting it to earlv chicks. That is true, but unemployed labor is a waste, and if, in winter, a large number of chicks can be grown for market, there will be a saving of wasted labor, and the wayes will be trebled on account of the better prices derived for labor in that shape. Early chicks are often worth, in April, as much as eighty cents a pound, and they are sold when about one pound and a quarter in weight. It requires no figures to show that, aside from the care, tho actual cost of food is a small item. No doubt, a largo number of eggs may be, required for the purpose of hatching a fair per centage of chicks, but this item of loss may also be added without fear of diminishing the proportion of prolit to be procured when tho chicks are marketed. Early chicks aro always salable, and it costs moro to raise chicks to the weight of two pounds at twenty-live cents a pound in price than it does to raise one to a pound, and with double the market price. The real difference, as is plainly apparent, is four times as much as the other. llural Home. A SPRING AILMENT. How Rheumatism in Sheep Should be How Rheumatism in Sheep Should be Treated-Reliable Remedies. A Michigan correspondent describes rheumatism in slice)) and asks for a remedy, for the benefit of the general reader we may say that rheumatism is accompanied with moro or less fever anil general disturbance of the system. It may affect tho serous membrane about t he joints, the tendons and liga ments, the lungs, bones, muscles, brain and covering about the In-art. All rheumatism in any patient, human or brute, is liable to affect the heart. It is an inflammation of the part attacked, and when rheumatism becomes chronic it. causes changes in the joints that aro of a serious character. Its presenco may be known by the general uneasi ness and stiffness of the animal, a ca pricious appetite sometimes no appe tite at all hard and scanty droppings, high colored urine which isal.so deficient in quantity. Upon examination some joint will likely be found to be swollen. If the pain is relieved in that joint it will probably go to another. It is most common in tho spring among animals that have not been properly cared for during the winter. In the first place give the following purgative: Epsom .salts, two ounces; spirit of nitrous ether, four drams; ginger, ono dram, follow this with the following: Sulphate of potash, two drains; sul phuric acid, twenty drops; and water, a quarter of a pint, to be given diluted wil h water night and morning, feed soft, laxative food; keep from cold and damp. Tho disease is pretty apt to run into the chronic form and the butcher had belter have tho animal that is attacked with it. Do not use rheumatic sheep for breeding. 'J hey will transmit tho trouble. Weatvm llural.