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Unfailing Specific for Liver Disease.
CVMDTfllK* Kittl'r ur tH*tP iu
ulmNUlVlO. mouth; tongue coated
white or covered with brown fttr; pain in
the back, sides, or joints—often mistaken
for Rheumatism :<o«r stomach: loss of ap
petite: sometimes nausea and waterbrash
or indigestion: flatulency and acid erne,
tations; bowels alternately costive and
lax; headache; loss of memory, with a
painful sensation <*f having faded to do
something which ought to have l»een
done; debility; low spirits; a thick,
veilo.v appearance of the skin and eyes;
a dry cough; fever; restlessness; the
urine is scanty and high colored, and, if
allowed to stand, dejsisits a sediment.
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BLACK WOLF!
Or Black Leprosy, is a disease which is considered
Incurable, but it has yielded to the curative prop
erties of Swift's SrcctFic—now known all over
the world as 8. S. 8. Mrs. Bailey, of West Somer
ville. Mass., near Boston, waa attacked several jreere
ago with this hideous black eruption, and waa treat
ed by the best medical talent, who could cmlv sav
that the disease waj a specie* of LEPROSY
and consequently incurable. It is impossible to de
scribe ber sufferings. Her body from the crown of
her head to the soles of her feet waa a masa of de- :
cay, the flesh rotting off and leaving crest cavities, i
Her fingers festered and several nails dropped off
at one time. Her limbs contracted by the fearful |
ulceration, and for years she did not leave her bed. j
ller weight was reduced from 125 to 60 lbs. Sooe !
famt idea of her condition can be gleam d from ]
me fact that three pounds of I’osrowioe or oint
menfWrf used per week in dressing her tores. 1
Flaggy the physic urns acknowledged their defeat
by this Black Wolf, and commended the sufferer
to be* all wise Creator.
Her hqpband hearing wonderful reports of Swift’s
Specific <8 8. S ). prevailed on her to try it aa a
last resort. She began its use under protest, but
soon foted that her system was being relieved of
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color, as though the bleed Was becoming pure and j
active. Mrs. Bailey continued the S. S.S. until last j
February; every sore waa healed; she discarded
chair and crutches, and was for the first time in 12 '
rears a well woman. Her husband. Mr. C- A. Bai
ley, is in business at ITS Biack stone Street, Bos
ton, and will take pleasure la giving the details ol
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ie published WEEKLY at fi&OOayear. and In
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HOMES OF THE HAREM.
The Court Physician and the Dangers
of His Position.
The Authentic Story of a Troublesome
Window.
[Written for the Courier Journa 1 by S.
S. W. Benjamin, late V. S. Minister to
Persia.
The seclusion which the Shaw re
quires of his wives is shown by the
quarters they occupy at the Ark or
city palace. This is a vast inclosure,
entered by a separate gate. In the
center of the court is an elegant
garden. The ladies have each their
own apartments in regular order in
the quadrangular building, which,
in its general plan, is not unlike bar
racks, although more ornate and at
tractive. No windows open on the
street, but every apartment faces the
court. Ventilation is gained not
only by the open windows reaching
to the floor, which, in that delight
ful climate, arc open the greater part
of the year, but also through shafts
leading from the roof and connected
with wind-towers called badgers.
These towers form an important fea
ture of Persian dwellings and are
often very gracefully shaped. They
have apertures opening to the four
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wives of the Shah forbidden to gaze
into the street, but neither must any
other ladies of Teheran enjoy that
cherished privilege. The flat roofs
are surrounded with high walls, and
thus while one may enjoy a delightful
pomenade toward evening on the roof
of the house and contemplate the vast
and lovely landscape, one can see no
one nor be seen.
These restrictions are much more
rigorous in the case of ladies of rank
than of the lower classes. The latter
enjoy much greater freedom, and.
while obliged to keep the face well
concealed when abroad, are allowed
much liberty, a liberty that there is
no question results in adding to the
corruption <?f morals. If a Persian
wife cannot have the society of her
husband she is likely to seek the
society of other husbands. In
trigues are arranged by third par
ties, generally professionals, usually :
old women. The woman being able
to see the man while he can not see I
her face until she makes the first
advances, such intrigues usually
commence by the woman first tak
ing a fancy to the man. It is com
paratively easy for the lovers to;
meet after all is arranged, owing to
the disguise worn by the women,
which makes it exceedingly difficult
to distingush one womau from an
other, and somewhat hazardous even
for a jealous husband to attempt to
penetrate that disguise.
But when a lady of rank proposes
to go abroad even thing is carefully
arranged, and if she is to visit an
other lady then the time of coming
is carefully announced and every
man on the premises is expected to
take himself out of the way. For
example, w hen the wife of the Turk
ish Kmhassador desired to visit the
ladies of the United States Legation,
all the maie servants were required
to keep out of sight during her visit,
and even the master of the house
was bound on his honor not to ap
pear until she had left the premises.
I have thought sometimes that the
Persian women must take a secret
satisfaction in thus disturbing the
peace and liberty of the sterner sex
which has laid down such strict
laws for them.
lne wives of the Miau are n >t, i
however, without entertainment at
home in spite of their apparent im
prisonment. Many of them enjoy
embroidering and are capable of ex
quisite skill in the arts of needle
work; occasionally a lady is found
in the Royal Anderooa who is in
clined to intellectual pursuits and
Interests herself iu the study of lan
guages, in composing poetry, paint
ing or practicing on the piano. Pi
anos, by the way, although carried
over the mountains with extreme dif
ficulty, are becoming quite common
in Teheran. If our Government had
been more alert in protectingour in
terest in Persia and advancing our
commerce there, doubtless American
(danos would have found their way
o that distant land before this. Not
infrequently these ladies giveenter
ainments, to which the most ot the
high dignitaries are invited, and one
may judge from hearsaj’ that these
occasions possess many features of
a romantic character. The after
noon is always the time selected.
The soil under the pavilions or
the trees is spread with carpets em
broidered by hand; the air is cooled
bv the spray of fountains tossing
silver streams in every quarter of
the shade! terraces. Amid these
scenes hundreds of ladies move
slightly clad, the costume resemb
ling that of a ballet dancer without
the tights and stockings. On such
occasions a white cymar of embroid
ered gossamer is thrown over the
head, giving almost an ethereal
effect to the flesh tints underneath.
Music on thecyther, songs, and dan
cing girls add* to the attractions of
the fleeting hours, and abundant re
freshments, including unstinted con
fectionery, appeal to what some call
the grosser senses. The Kalian,
i with its aromatic fumes, lends a fin
| ishing touch to a scene which sug
gests the voluptuous episodes of the
Arabian Nights.
But one form of diversion is for
bidden these royal ladies; I refer to
their interviews with the court phy
sicians. Next to the sacred luxury
of a confidential talk with a father
confessor or a favored pastor, there
! is scarce any solace which posesses
such attractions for the average
woman as a sympathetic recital of
her troubles and ailments to a trust
ed family physician. But neither
one nor the other is allowed to see
the wives of the Shah. No priest or
doctor can receive from them the
confession of sorrows and sins, or
the narrative of aches and pains.
Ot course, if she is ill, then the
i wife of the Shah receives medical
attention. But the physican may
not obtain even a sight of her face.
Behind a curtain, surrounded by her
attendants, she responds to his
i questions. In extreme need she may
show her tongue, but no other part
of her features. Nor is the interview
altogether attractive to the physi
cian, especially if he be a native, for
he must necessarily be extremely
guarded in his language, and if the
patient dies it may go hard with the
doctor. He does not venture to pre
j pare or furnish the drugs himself,
uud the medicines he prescribes must
1 be compounded by servants of the
palace to insure against danger of
poisoning as well as to protect the
practitioner from suspicion. The
European physicians practicing at
the court of the Shah exercise some
what greater liberty in the matter of
drugs and prescriptions, but even
they are obliged to proceed with
great caution, and never attempt any
serious surgical operations when the
patient is a Musselman. In the
matter of windows alluded to above,
I am reminded of a case growingout
of the laws and customs regulating
that question which gave me more
trouble than any other with which I
had to deal while at Teheran.
The missionaries had built a
chapel in their own grounds, but ad
joining the estate of the Emir Sul
t&uch, a poVerful eourtier, who had
been endeavoring to persuade them
to sell the mission premises to him.
As no price could be agreed upon
they declined to sell, and he then
entered on a series of annoyances
intended to make them sell at
any price. Twice he raised
a mob of his own servants,
aided by some of the canaille, who j
by violence drove the men working
on the chapel from the premises. Uy
employing great urgency at the For- i
eign Office I succeeded in prevent- !
ing a recurrence of such outrages.
lJv the expressed wish of the Shah
a conference was then held at the j
Foreign Office to agree upon a mo- I
dus vivendi. The plan I suggested
proved entirely acceptable to the
Shah and the Minister of Foreign
Affairs, and the Emir Sultanch was
instructed to accept it. While appa- ;
rently doing so, he yet raised diffi
culties, doubtless in part because a j
powerful faction opposed to the mis- j
sionaries was behind him, and even
tually he resorted again to his tac- j
tics of annoyance. One of these was
the erection of a screen wall on a i
party wall between the two premises.
In this addition he caused two win
dows to be opened, overlooking the
grounds of our citizens. This was '
such a direct violation of the Per- !
sian law that, although not contrary j
to American customs, it could under j
no circumstances be accepted only
as a gross insult, intended as an act !
of persecution, io allow it to pass
unnoticed would be to invite further
attacks ol our rights. With some
difficulty I succeeded in having the
windows walled up.
A few mouths later, during my i
temporary absence in the suburbs,
the Emir Sultanch hastily threw up ;
a pavilion on a corner of the party ;
wall and opened five new windows .
direcilv overlooking the girls' school
of the American mission. The mat
ter had now reached a crisis; the
Minister of Foreign Affairs was
cither in league with or afraid of
the power of the Emir Sultanch.who
seemed determined to invade the
right to the quiet enjoyment of
property awarded by the treaty. In
this emergency I succeeded by fin
esse in obtaining a legal decision j
from Hadgi Mollah Alee, the head
of the Mussulmans of Persia, and ;
also Chief Justice and expounder of
the law, which officially and emphat- !
ically announced the law on the sub- !
ject, in language so strong that the
aggrieved party was even authorized
to shoot any one opening windows
overlooking a neighbor's grounds
without his permission. Armed
with this document which represent
ed the highest authority of the
realm, I succeeded at last in bring
ing the Government to terms, and
the offending windows were finally
closed with masonry. The effect
was at once seen in the quick redress
given as soon after in an affair of
far more apparent importance at
Selnias.
A helping word to one in trouble
is often like a switch on a railroad
track—but one inch between wreck
and smooth roll:ng prosperity.
HEIRS TO ENGLISH ESTATES.
American Claimants Swindled by Enter
prising English Sharpers.
New York Star.
The “British American Claim
Agency,” which had offices in the
Stewart building, corner Broadway
and Chambers streets, was visited
to day by central office detectives,
who made prisoners of the men who
called themselves president and
vice president of the concern. They
are charged with having carried on
swindling operations to a great ex
! tent.
George Frederick Parker is the
name of the president and E. S.
Witherell that of the secretary. The
agency advertised that it was pre
pared to collect the claims of heirs
to estates or fortunes in chancery in
the Bank of England or on the con
tinent of Europe. The advertise
ments stated that there were over
$480,000,000 awaitingiiuch claim
ants. Both men are Englishmen.
Parker is said to be a ticket of-leave
man, who came here from Australia.
The cash books seized by the po
lice show that rarely less than $100
was received each day, and lately
$400 was the average. The books of
the concern contained more than
30,000 names of “next of kin,”alpha
betically arranged, who paid in lees
during the past winter. The agenc}’
never investigated a claim, never
approached the Court of Chancery,
and only paid expenses in the way
of purchasing postage stamps and
paying salary to a decoy named
James A. Hales, said to have an
office at No. 115 Chancery lane, Lon
don, who wrote letters on the claims,
viewing them in a favorable light.
One of the circulars of the agency .
was printed on heavy blue paper
with the British coat of-arras and
the heading, “To the Bank of Eng
land and Paymaster-General, Court
of Chancery,” which was an appli
cation to the decoy Hales to furnish
information regarding estates. An
other type written document stated
that “C)ur President” would sail for
Europe on April 16th in the inter
est of several clients, and that he
would take charge of a few more
good claims, charging $24.75 for
searchers’ fees, etc., with the under
standing Uiafc the monev. would be
returned if no collection was made.
Upon the evidence of two swindled
claimants Parker and Withered
were indicted on Thursday for ille
gally using the mails, and to-day
Inspector Byrnes w ith two of his
stall' and three postoffice inspectors
raided the premises, made prisoners
of the men and carted off the books
and papers found there.
Later in the evening George W.
Gibbons, a lawyer having an office
at 320 Brodwny, whose name is
printed on some of the circulars of
the concern as the agency’s counsel,
was also arrested.
VIRGINIA.
The vast, undefined region named
Virginia by Queen Elizabeth was re
garded by her as a fourth kingdom
of her realm. Spenser dedicated his
‘Faery Queene’ to Elizabeth, ‘Queen
of England, France, Ireland, and
Virginia.' When .James VI., of
Scotland,came to the English throue,
Scotland was added, and Virginia
was called, in compliment, the fifth
kingdom. On the death of Charles
I, on the scaffold, his son Charles,
heir to tlm throne, was in exile. Sir
William Berkeley, a staunch royal
ist, was then Governor of Virginia,
and a majority ofthe colony were in
sympathy with him. He proclaimed.
that sou ‘Charles the Second, King
of England, Scotland, Ireland and
Virginia,’ and when, in 1G52, the
Virginians heard that the Govern
ment of England was about to send
a fleet to reduce them to submission,
they 9ent a message to Breda, in
Flanders, where Charles then resid
ed, inviting him to come over and lie
King of Virginia. He was on the
point of sailing for America when
circumstances foreshadowed his res
toration to the throne of his father.
When that act was accomplished,the
grateful monarch caused the arms of
Virginia to be quartered with those
of England, Scotland, and Ireland,
as an independent member of the
empire. From this circumstance tlic
name arose.
-«.—*-«
THE SAVIORS BIRTH.
The nativity was not celebrated on
the same day by all the primitive
churches. For two or three centu
ries the Eastern church kept January
6 as the birthday of our Lord, while
the Latin church observed it on De
cember 23. Dionysiu# Exignus. a
Scynthian monk, first fixed Decern
ber 23 as the day of the birth of
Christ, in the year of Rome 753,
when Leutolus and Piso were con
suls. This computation has been
followed up to the present, though
the best authorities are agreed that
this is neither the month nor the
year in which Christ became incar
nate. The date generally received
1 among scholars is Friday April 5,
B. C. 4. December 25 was probably
settled on by the early church as the
proper time, because almost all the
heathen nations regarded the winter
solstice as a most important point of i
the year, as the begining of the re
newed life and activity of the powers
of nature; and the church sought to
allay the deep-rooted heathen feeling
to its own purposee by engrafting its
festivals upon their ancient rites.
SAYINGS OF SAM JONES.
What the Agitator Haa Been Giving to
the Bostonese.
Boston Herald.
Flowers are God’s thoughts in
bloom.
It is the business of every man to
fight evil.
God has not lost His power, but
the pulpit has lost ;ts voice.
More lies are told about money
than anything else in the world.
Can a man be a Christian if he
votes one way and prays another?
When a man knows one thing well
he is likely to find out other things.
You need not wait to ask a man
to make a profession, for yon can
tell him by his acts.
I know in the depths of my sonl
there is something in this world bet
ter than money.
1 know you denounce drunken
ness, but how few pulpits pull out
their dagger and stab it.
Truth will not only take care of
itself, but it will take care of the
man who preaches it.
Whisky is the worst enemy God
or man ever had, and the best friend
the devil ever had.
Find me the preacher whoisbuiit
up upon Divine character, and I will
show you a great character.
Though some men may beat me in
living aright, no man shall beat me
in repenting of my meanness.
It is every preacher’s duty to de
nounce the things of hell just as
much as it is to preach the beauty
of Christ.
When a man just lives for what i
he can get and what clothes he can
wear, he is not ten feet from the
basement.
It would be as impossible for me
t<* attempt to exaggerate the glories
of Heaven as to try to exaggerate
the horrors of evil and sin.
There never was a time in the
history of the world when the Gos
pel and religion needed so much
backbone and nerve as now.
If you will do what Jesus Christ
tells you, and you don’t come out a
whole man, then you have got an is
sue that will bankrupt the Bible.
Every sin that man commits is a
direct stab at his conscience, and he
stabs and stabs until conscience
breathes its last and dead forever.
A young lady once said to me (her
father was a preacher, too): “My
father don’t believe in revivals.”
“Well,” said I, “there’s where your
father and the devil are alike.”
ITEMIZED COURTING HILLS.
A young couple in New York who
were engaged to marry, broke off re
i cently. When he parted from his !
ex-love he remarked by waj ol pa
renthesis, that he regretted only one
| thing, and that was the heavy ex- i
pense he had incurred. The young
lady tired up and asked him to make
out an itemized bill; her papa was |
! rcsponeiblc for her debts. I he next i
dav he sent in his bill as follows:
i»KniT.
To doing the theaters one season 1*297.75 |
» rides in the park one season N5.00
“ caramels one season '40.H4
•• chocolate drops one season d.«3
“ losing two pair opera glasses 15.00
“ jewelry,brie-a-brac, presents .sM.ly
*• four midday luncheons at Del
monico’s • 21-00
“ special gift to vour mamma 4o5
<« •* •» “ “ papa
“ cost of valentine to yon l-~>
“ one Seaside novel
“ two Parisian diamonds •»."?
*♦ wearing ont shoe leather • 35.00
Total
CREDIT.
By one meal at your house I 45
Balance due 19GL3Q
The young lady made a counter
claim bill, which brought her old
sweetheart out in debt to her. She
said her claim was just, and that
she was willing to submit it to an)
court of competent jurisdiction to
decide. It differs in items from his: j
DEBIT.
To burning gas call evenings $ 75.4S
“ wearing out carpet in the ball -L-0IJ
“ friction with parlor furniture 99,01
“ lunching with us( lumped 19.U
“ working hat mark ' W
j “ comic valentine sent you m
“ monopolizing my time ^
\ “ l new cravat (black silk; • •»
! “ laughing at yearold and only
“ philopena present . - - *»
| “ uew dresses for theaters S23.16
| “ extra fires in the parlor . .
, “ four postal cards.. 1
Total U.012A2
CREDIT.
Ilv introducing me to dear Clar
* ence ggg
Balanee .$1,012^2
Please remit the difference in onr bill*
to settle as I want to make Clarence a
genuine present.
There is likely to be a lawsnit.
GREAT GUNS.
Some Latest English Specimens—9*
Woolwich Hammer.
Boston Hersld.
England’s big guns arc made of
bars of coiled spirally and welded
into a solid mass by the hammer.
These red-hot furnaces contain a
straight bar; at a word the door is
slightly raised, and with huge nip
pers its head is siezed by loops
made for the purpose. A steam
winch draws ont the glowing mass
and brings it to a horizontal capstan
fixed before the door. A water hose
is turned upon the loop, and while it
blackens under the chill, a stalwart
fellow, wielding a heavy sledge, fixes
the loop on a nut projecting from the
capstan wheel. Then the machine
revolves with resistless force, curling
the hot metal round and round on its
drum neatly and smoothly, and as
easily as one of Jordan & Marsh’s
girls would wind ribbon. So the coil
is formed whether for the breech
piece or the body of the gun, or for
its j acket This again is cooled, and
after a while is refined for welding
under the hammer.
You ought to see this Woolwich
hammer, it weighs lorty tonB shear
weight, and when it drape it falls
forty feet into a block that rests on
piles, massive masonry and enor
mous quantities of iron. Between
two great shafts this hammer is sus
pended, a solid block which driven
from above by steam and gathering
impetus as it falls, strikes with the
force of many hundred tons. A vet
eran workman has charge of this
massive hammer. He starts and
drops it by the touch of his thumb
and finger. I saw an open faced
watch laid down on the block; then
he dropped the hammer, and he stop
ped it just in time to break the crys
tal and nothing more. They call
this last operation of furnace the
•*great heat,” and about every mon
arch there is in Europe has seen it,
just as I did yesterday. While I am
wondering what they thought about
it the furnace to be emptied is flar
ing with impatience. Through the
interstices of its great door blue, red
and purple flames are leaping. A
huge crane swings round a pair of
pincers, at the end of a dozen Brit
ons cluster. The door rises a little,
the white light blinds us, and, al
though I am at least- twenty yards
away, the heat burns my face un
comfortably. Water is thrown into
the awful gap, and then men per
ceive their prey. The huge arms
part and firmly close, the door rises
to its fullest extent, a clash of the
crane gear, a shout from the men
and out it CDmes, easily and softly,
a monstrous coil. The crane swings
about and places it on end upon the
anvil. Then the hammer falls,shak
ing the solid floor beneath us, crush
ing the red hot mass inches down at
a blow, welding its coils together so
that they can never part. But the
inside hollow has been knocked out
of shape by this process, so, when
the tube has been reduced to its
proper length, a solid mandril is
deftly slipped betwixt the hammer
and the iron. For two or three blows
the contracted coil attempts resist
ance, but it gives way and the man
dril is deftly slipped betwixt the
hammer and the iron. For two or
three blows the contracted coil at
tempts resistance, but it gives way
and the mandril slips to its base as
into butter. Then the great pincers
are used again, and it drops the mass
on its side, where again it is battered
and struck all around. The irregu
larities caused by all the hammering
are afterward removed by the plane,
and then the gun is made by other
machiner}’.
One of the forest curiosities of the |
Isthmus of Darien and lower Cen- |
tral America is the tree killer (mat
apalo.) This starts in life as a
climber upon the trunks ot large for
est trees, and owing to its marvel
ously rapid growth soon reaches the
lower branches. It then begins to
throw out many shoots, which en
twine themselves all around the
trunk and branches, and also aerial
tendrils, which, as soon as they
reach the ground, takes root. In a
few years this gigantic parasite will
completely envelope the trunk of the
tree which has upheld it and kill it j
The whole of the inner dead tree will ■
then rot away, leaving the hollow
matapalo standing alone and flour
ishing. The “tree killer” is. a Fit at.
RAILWAY ETIQUETTE.
If, says Bill Nye, you have been
reared in extreme poverty, and your
mother supported you until you grew
up and were married, so that your
wife could support you, you will
probably sit in four seats at the
same time with your feet extended
in the aisles so that you can wipe
them off on other people while you
snore with your mouth open clear to
your shoolderblades.
If you are prone to drop asleep
[ and breathe with a low, deep rattle,
| like the exhaust of a bath tub, it
' would be a good plan to tie up yonr
head in a feather-bed and then in
sert the whole thing in a linen closet
or if yon cannot secure that yon
might stick it ont of the window and
get it knocked off against a tunnel.
In the morning is a good timo to
find out how many people have suc
ceeded in getting on the passenger
train who ought to be in the stock
car.
Generally you will find one male
and one female. The male goes into
the wash-room, bathes his worthless
carcass from daylight until break
fast time, walking on the feet of any
man who tries to wash his face dur
ing that time. He wipes himself on
nine different towels, because when
he gets home he knows he will have
to wipe his face on an old door mat.
People who have been reared on hay
all their lives generally want to fill
themselves full of pie and colic when
they travel.
If you never rode in a varnished
car before, and never expect to again,
you will probably roam op and down
the car, meandering over the feet of
the porter while he is making up the
berths. This is a good way to let
the people see just how little sense
you had left after yonr brain began
to soften.
• BEECHER AT HIS BEST.
Random Extracts from Mr. Beecher'*
Sermons.
Nowhere can a man get real root
room and spread ont his branches
till they touch the morning and the
evening bnt in his own house.
The real man is one who always
finds excuses for others but never
excuses himself.
Men have different spheres. It is
for some to evolve great moral
truths, as the heavens evolve stars,
to guide the sailor on the sea and
the traveler on the desert; and it is
for some, like the sailor and the
traveler, simply to be guided.
In the morning we carry’ the world,
like Atlas; at noon we stop and
bend beneath it, and at night it
crushes us flat to the ground.
Any feeling that takes a man
away from his home is a traitor to
the household.
A man ought to carry himself in
the world as an orange tree would if
it could walk up and down in the
garden—swinging perfume from
every little censer it holds up to the
air.
The superfluous blossoms on a
fruit tree are meant to symbolize
the large way In which God loves to
| do pleasant things.
Our best actions are often those
of which we are unconscious; bnt
this can never be unless we are
always yearning to do good.
In this world it is not what we
take up, but what we give up, that
makes us rich.
As flowers never put on their best
clothes for Sunday, but wear then
spotless raiment and exhale their
odor every day, so let your G'hristiau
life, free from stain, ever give forth
the fragrance of the love of God.
What cares the child when the
mother rocks it, though all storms
beat without? So we, if God doth
shield and lend us, shall be heedless
of the tempests and blasts of life,
blow they ever so rudely.
You have seen a ship out ou the
bay, swinging with the tide, and
seeming as if it would follow it; and
yet it cannot, for down beneath the
water it is. anchored. So many a
soul sways toward heaven, but can
not ascend thither because it fs an
chored to some secret sin.
HOUSEHOLD RECIPES.
Thanksgiving Puddin$.—Take 1
quart of bread crumbs, half a cup of
dried currants, 1 pint of stoned rais
ins, a teaspoon of salt, half a teacup
of sugar, a quart of milk, and six
well-beaten eggs, flavor with nutmeg,
mix all together. Pour in a well
buttered mold. Set in a cool place
over night. Set the pan in a steam
er two hours before dinner. When
done serve with rich sauce.
Pudding Sauce.—Beat a cupful of
butter until soft, then add two cups
of sugar; beat until it froths, then
set the bowl in a pan of boiling wa
ter and stir one minute. Pour in a
hot bowl, grate nutmeg over the top,
and serve with the padding.
PuicraN Pie.—To one quart of
stewed pumpkin add a quart of milk,
a teacup of sugar and three eggs.
Flavor with nutmeg. Line pie-pann
with rich crust, fill with the pump
kin and bake.
■■■ mm • •+ •
Tree Plating nin California.—
The good work of tree planting goes
on rapidly in portions of California.
Three firms in the State have sold
60,000 trees to Nevada coonty alone,
and the present year will probably
see 100,000 trees planted in that
county —Chicago Herald.
It is very difflcnlt to raise young
turkeys, but if they be kept dry and
warm, as well as confined for a few
days after being batched, until tbev
become strong enough to be allowed
oat of the coop there will be fewer
losses in the broods. Dampness is
mow fatal with them than cold.

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