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Till) BURLINGTON PURR PRICES: TfCURSDVV, .UAllUIt Ml, ID ) V. TALMAGE SERMON By Rav. FRANK DC WITT TALMAGE. D.D., Pastor of Jefferson Poik Prcaby U'tiMi Church, Uiiccijo Los Angeles, Cnl., March 0.- In this sermon the preacher discusses Hip psychological phenomena of mind In fluencing id I iii 1 and hows how the soul may ho elevated mid energized liy tllvlne Influence. Tho text is Arts x, 11, "And he saw heaven opened and n rerlniti vessel descending." Theory la often little more than the lino art of guessing. It Is sometimes the way of concealing the fact that you do not know a thing, by using isclcntlfle language. It Is the verbal means we have of dressing up specula tion to make it look plausible. Tint there arc certain causations impossible to analyze, and learned answers only make the phenomena the more mysteri ous. What is specific gravity? "That Is the. physical law," you answer, "which Isaac Newton discovered. Sitting ouo day under an overarching tree branch In his orchard, be felt a puff of wind upon his cheek. The overhanging braucn swayed, and a fall pippin, like a lump of gold, dropped Into his lap. Then tho English uage began to won der why that apple came down to earth Instead of Hying away, as though It had the wings of a bird, toward the ttars. As a result of these ponelorlngs Newton generalized all the causes of cohesion and gravitation which bind this earth into a compact mass and called them specific gravity." Hut, my friend, with your learned answer you have not explained to me any thing. In reference to the lawv. of physical cohesion you havo only given (o me two big words to express what I did not know before and what 1 do not know now. "What is life?" I oncn risked a school professor. "What is the definition of life? Here Is a body weighing ICO pounds. A bullet is fired nut of an assassin's gun One moment that body is alive: the nest it is dead. It weighed 100 pounds before the heart reased to beat; it weighed 100 pounds after the breath had left, the nostril. Give me a definition of life." "Why, life," answered the professor, "is noth ing more or less than the juxtaposi tion of the protoplasmatic molecules." His learned answer left the subject as great a mystery as ever. Spiritual riiraiimi'iin. As in the material world, so in the mental and spiritual world there are facts and phenomena which we know 10 bo certainly true, though we cannot explain thoiu. We must recognize ra tional results as such, although we ciui not tell the "why-" and the "where fore:;" nor the i-aiise.- which produced tiiese result. Ii'or Instance, we are nearly all ready lo ; ram the power Df li 'n. ii telepntliy, or the Influence of 'I' !' ma n mind upon another human n.1' 1 n i'i a dl-tiine-e. Sitting in pinne 'I'd-'iiig some night you ever- .sc the pew-i- of will upon a person, i U'l soon hi' will t'irn rmind a-itl look Bt mi. .'Ithe'ieh th.it per-i.n c. iinl jjivc no ri.tioimi iviisou w y be turned Mid looked Inuii'd so iii'W'i i ui -on, dimes ,s tlli inHu. t of human i ind vcr ".ioth( r ih.it i ' i n i ' student-, of r'"iinr!(!-ry h vo , t ) the In 'J, f lint h i,nr murderers who wield the Sagger or ant) the pistol may be mere ly i:e helpless and plianr in-oiiim -nrs sf unknown criminals who have im polled them to commit their iuii'-r. rous lods. Mesmerism. hypnotism, be tvitehcry, enchantment, are merely long names detinlng this mysterious power, which nlmej.-t oveiyvln.-n in the intellectual v.- .rid H beginning to be recognized, and men m-i- t ung whether it may not somen hps de throne the supremacy of the individim! rvill. George Pti Marnier Ui Ids famous book deals with the hypnotic power sne human mind may have over an other mind. In that book tho English writer makes Kvengall, a Polish .lew and a musical genius, by hypnotism transform a Kronen laundress into a prima donna. He lays all Paris at her feer, although in her normal condition Ihnt young woman's voice was weak and her ear could not recognize music- 11 harmony from a discord. (impel TclrixiCh;. As one human mind has an Influence ver another human mind, we also know that tliore is a spiritual telepathy, i subtle, my&terioa.s iniluenco which the other world exerts upon our own. Visional messages as direct and unmis takable as that which came to Peter upon the house toji of Simon's house In loppa may also come to us. We may be unablo to explain how thu divine manifestations como to the human tuind. (Sod will speak to us now if wo vill only let him, as surely as he spoke In many cases to his aervnnts of old. If we look to God continually for guid ance, to us, too, shall the promise be tulfilled, "Thine ears shall hear a word Ichlnd thee saying, This is the way; ivnlk ye in it." The purpose of this lennon Is not to analyze the causes of llvlne telepathy so much as to suggest tvnys in which God may be speaking l his children in these days. Gospel telepathy, in tho first place, tomes to God's children as It did to S'eter upon Simon's house top, in broad ayllght. By that I do not mean Uiat ,t necessarily comes to us as It did lo Peter at tho sixth hour or when ties lun is highest In tho meridian, but I do mean this; When Gixl speaks to man lie speaks to him when he is rational, when ho is wide awake, when his lenses are on the alert, not when net in looped up In isomo dark, deceitful re treat of a spiritualistic medium oi when he Is tossing about on his couch pt midnight in uneasy slumber as the result of his digestive organs having been overloaded. There is a vision oi the spirit aud u vision of the flesh There is a vision which comes from God and one that Is, like the nightmare the product of our own bralu under the dlstiirbuntu of physical or menial con dltlons. There must be careful dlscrltn luatlon lest we accept foolish fancies and mischievous impulses us the voice of God. That which Is born of the llesh is Uosh, iiud that which is born of the spirit Is spirit. (iod .Sjjcitlt In H Hnllnnnl U'ny. I speak very emphatically mi till? rubject. As Charles Dickens had Ills "Weak House," with Its Ghost's walk, nnd Nathaniel Hawthorne his "House of the Seven Gables," peopled with the evil spirits of past generations, llnlt '.s we beware we may have the temples of our minds tilled with the weirdest inntnalos, created entirely by cur own unrettulated Imagination or by evil associations and not by the vhloti of tied. What right has any man to apply to himself the Ninety first Psalm of David, as did n man some time ago in one of our eastern cities? He pondered over these verses day in nnd day out. "For be shall give his angels charge over thee to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up lit their hands, lest thou dash thy foot asrainsl u r.tone." Then, in order to demonstrate his belief in this saying, that man Jumped from the top of a four story building and broke nearly every bone In his body. Do you suppose a vision like that came from (iod or from the devil? What right has a man to imagine that he can get a vision from God by using the Bible as a fetish or an amulet, opening It at random and expecting the first verse his eye falls upon to be God's judgment in reference to some undecided matter, as I have known In my own experience of two or three people being in the habit of doing? What right has a man when in doubt about any matter to go to a fortune teller or to a sorcerer or a professor of divination and to regard the voice of a professional charlatan as the voice of God? Oh, no. my friends. God's voice is not heard in the dark paneled rooms of sin. It Is not heard from tho Hps of tlipe who are loading dishonest lives, ft is not heard amid fanatic vaporings. When God speaks to man he speaks us he did to Peter in .loppa -on the house top at mlduoon, in broad daylight, lie speaks to man in n ra tional way and at a rational time. The Trlc-iullir of Sntan. There is a vision sent by God. Thrro is also a Satanic telepathy. Christ, bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh, was tempted by the visions of sin as well as we. in the fourth chapter of Luke we read that Satan took Jesus up to a high mountain and in vision showed unto him all the kingdoms of the world and said: "All this power will I glvo thee and the glory of them, for that Is delivered unto me, and to whomsoever 1 will, I will give it. If thou, therefore, will worship mo all shall be thine." Then Satan took .lesus to the pinnacle of the temple and asked hltn to east himself down from thence, to prove that he was the Son of Go-1. Hut Je.-oi-, Instead of obeying the Satanic vision, turned unto the devil and answered, "It Is written, thou shalt not tempt the Lord, thy God." If being so pure and holy as our Lord was approached tiy tempta tion and assailed bj a tempter who based his wicked iiiggoMiotiH on pas sages of Scripture, how careful should we be when a vision comes to us, as It c.i me to Peter on the house top, to make sun that the vision Is heaven sent for our guidance and not a temp tation from the enemy sent to our own destruction. Divine telepathy, as with Peter. Is often m.inilV.-ted with God's children after mine meat trie I or sictow or earthly misfortune has come upon . then. When the casket is placed In the home It is apt to he felt, as Christ appeared unto .Mary on the Itrst Knster morn It Is very apt to be manifested i vliU i- in t1mi-i of bereavement, as It came to my nmpnnio.i with whom 1 journeyed ihreiiiiih the n.ily i.nnd. -nme- v,u;,; I'ndt, Him to explain this mn'ilfcst.itlou 1 I know net I woulei give you the sim ple fa- ts and let you judge for yourself. I We were en route ftom Itelrut to Alh ens by y of Smyrna. It was about i I! e.Vi'iei; in the morning I win awak j c rji il la mj ccimpaiilkti obbrng In his. berth. "What is the matter. Troub?' I asked, "oh." lie ansu i red. "some thing lm happened at my sister's home. I had a arrange vision about it. 1 was not asleep, but this vision has C'ime upon me as an oo-nvhelniing real ltj Nonsense, man:" I answered. "Von ate not a fanatic, are you'; You Were asleep and hart a bad dream; that Is all." I did not bell.se in (Joel's vi sions then as I do now My friend said nothing, but that vision made such an ' Impression upon him that he took note of tho time and the latitude and the i longitude we were then in. From Ath ens we went directly home. So over powering was his conviction of the real ity of that vision that Instead of going at once to his Philadelphia home be topped first at a friend's residence not far from where he lived. "How are Hie folks?" said he. The friend an swered: "What! Did you not receive liny message lately? Why, your sister lost both lie- twin boys in one day. 5'hey both tiled of diphtheria within an hour of each other." My friend asked the time. They died about the same time tho wonderful vision camo to him In the middle of the Mediterranean sea. I nsk you not to give a human interpre tation of that manifestation. You can not. I cannot. From a human stand point was not that vision very strange? Can you interpret It from uny supernat ural causation? liut why be surprised at the Incident I have related? You have beard ol many blrnilar occurrences. You had a divine vision In your own life when the undertaker rudely broke Into youi home. When the doctor snld she was dead, at tlrst you were almost brokon hearted. You were like a madman You paced up and down the room say ing; "Oh, God, how can I get aloiio without her? Oh, my God, my God What aliall I do?" Hardly had you uttered that agonlnlng prayer when a strange peace came Into your soul. She seemed to como back to you. She seemed to put her arms about your neck and to say with her old terms ol endearment: "Husband, papa, sweet heart, son, 1 nm all right. Christ hat merely taken me away for a little while. I cannot come to you, Imt you shall come tome." Was It iidreiim? Was that message merely a Satanic mock ery, or was It n divine vision coming tc you as one came to Peter on Simon's house top? When you saw her joy and happiness was It not the same kind ol a divine vision as that which cauni tc St. John when ho cried nut, In Apoea lypse. "Who are these which are ar rayed In white robeH, and whence came theyjf j-TUefto unjlhe wliich cumc ouj of great Mhulatloii and have washed their robes nnd made them whltn In the blood of the Lamb." MrflflrlKr, The divine telepathy oflen comes a n direct command for practical gospel work. As Peter on Simon's house top by his vMon knew that Christ was sending hhu forth to carry the gospel lo all the world, whether Jew or gen tile, so by a divine vision we may know that God wants us to go forth to savf this or that man and do this or thai work. We know It just the same as we know what our earthly employer wantf us to do when he elves lis a bundle ol checks and tells us to go and deposit thorn in the bank. Ity divine telepathy we know what (iod wants us to do Id a spiritual way the same ns Gaptain Yotnit, an old California trapper, knew God wanted him to do something in a physical way. l!ev. Dr, P.ushnell telle this incident In one of his sermons, ae It once was told to htm by the hardy westerner: One night Captain Younl had a vision. It was midwinter, am, he saw n company of bcstornicd emi grants perishing in the mountains from cold and hunger, "lie noted," said lluslitiell. "the very cast of the scenery, marked by a long perpendicular front of white rock cliff. He saw the men cutting off what appeared tree tops, rls lng out of a deep gulf of snowdrift, and lie noted the very features of the per sons nnd the look of their partlculat dress." Well, to shorten a long story. Captain Yount the following day told one of his friends about this dream, and he described the scenery of the place where the emigrants were im prisoned In the snow. The friend said. "Yount, 1 know where that place Is you describe. It Is in the Carson Valley pass of the Sierras. I have seen In that valley the scenery just as you have described It." What (lid Captain Yount do? He realized that this was a vision sent by (iod. It w.as a summons lo rescue. Although his friends laugh ed at Ills superstition, he collected a party of men and went a long Journey of 150 miles in midwinter to Carson Valley pass, and there they found eompauy of perishing emigrants in ex actly the position the vision had pic tured them. As he did with Peter, and as he did with Captain Yount, God is bidding you to go forth to spiritually save Gib man anil that man, to do this gospel work and that gospel work. Within you today you may hear the call. With your wide open eyes In broad daylight you may see the divine vision. Call l'or Prnetlenl Work. This gospel call for practical work Is the nioro Impressive and Immanent be cause God's visions are never hap hazard; they are never purposeless or meaningless dreams. They always have a very practical interpretation. When Peter looked oft" from Simon's house top he saw a siri'Ht she'Ot let down from the heavens, tilled with "all manner of four footi'd beasts of tho earth, and wild boasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air." That vlMon was a symbol of the fact that .lesuu died to save the gentile as well as the .li'w. the despised barbarian as well as the Jewish high priest, the tin circumcised as well as the circumcised. Hardly had the i.-.ion ended when Peter heard a loud rapping at the1 lower gate. "Who is there? Who Is there?" was n sit i . "I am it messenger freim Cornelius," ! the answer. "I am not a Je-w. bin .i ge-ntile, sent by a holy anuel to thee. Wilt thou come anel tell Mm about .b-stis Christ?" The fsiou anil the knock at the door were one summons. Then It was that Peter l.uew his vision was divine and thai he wis called to a duty which he mltrlit have shrunk from if lie bail not seen the preparatory vision. No longer a the offi-r of salvation to be made to the .lews only: no longer we're' tho niesM'iigers of Christ to regard the gentiles as common or line lean So much the vision hail taught him, and m) Peter went with the men and pleached Christ to the gentile centu rion, and he found that the gospel was tin; fiower of God unto salvation to the gentile as well as to the Jew. (cjcI'n VKimin Neil HuiUnnrcl. God's visions are neer haphazard in congruities. When the good Annnias one day in the city of Damascus bad (lie command in a vision that he should place the hand of holy ord'iialion up on the bitte-re.-t enemy of l he Christian disciples he at ilrst ilonlited the divine authenticity of tl.c tlshm. AnaniaH looked up at first iuio i lie heavens and In surprise said: "Lird. I have heard by many of this man. how much evil he hath done to the saints at Jerusa lem. Not hltn! Not Haul! I cunnot ordnin Saul of Tarsus." Hut hardly had the good Ananias entered tho house to which God had directed him when thev broueht him a staccering, stumbling blind man. It was Saul It was the arch enemy Saul! Then Ananias knc that his vision was di vino. When Simeon had the vision that he should not die before he had seen the Lord's Christ, he knew the vision was divine, when Mary the Vir gin placed In his arms the Infant Christ. So, O ninn and woman, the divine vision conies to you for prac tical gospel work. You feel it. Yon know it. Why? ltecause while I speak tliore arises before your mind some one man, some one woman, some one child, you can save. You are like Peter standing upon the house top. You nre listening to the messenger of Cor nelius calling you to carry the news ol salvation to some waiting soul. Rut there Is still another fact about God's visions which it would be well for us to dwell upon. The eUvlne le lepathy cnmiis to the despised inan't home as frequently as It does to tho ruler's palace. Who was Peter's host at the house where he hail this dlvliif vision? He was Simon the tanner. Hf was in all probability the most tlcspls ed man In all tho coast capital at that time. Among the Jews the dealer In cured hides of animals was looked up nu as a hoctafoutcast. The harlot, the murderer, the Insurrectionist, wort more respected thnn he. The con detuned criminal might be pardoned of his crimes even though he was the thief who waylaid the poor man on the road to Jericho, but the tanner's call lng was never forgiven. As men shrank from contact with the leper, whose touch might communicate his loath (yiino disease to the healthy person, sc tho Jew shrank from contact with the tanner, whose presence In a hoini' brought ceremonial contamination. Tin door of hospitality was always slam wed shut iu Juts Jl.ttcoot tho.tanue.r. T! llcHiiltt'il Titiiner, Hv the old Jewish law, If a husband illed without any children, his brotliet was compelled to marry the widow Rut a v i(ow was not cotnpi.'lled le marry t!it bcother if lie was a (aimer Not even the Jewish law would com pel a woman to suffer such an Igno nilny. If a mnn married a woman without telling her he was a tanner, she could have, the matrimonial bom'; Instantly anniilteil. as soon iir the do tcpllon was found out. Of course, there had to bo tanners among the Jews, as there must be hangmen lot this prevent generation: yet, so bit terly were the' tanncr.s despised In ancient limes that by the eastern law no tanner was allowed to build his tannery nearer to tin- outskirts of a town than fifty cubits. It wns te this despised home that the heavenly vision came, opening the gate of the Chris tlnn church to the gentile nations. Your home, O man, O woman, may lie htur.ble; It may be !nca,leil In what 111 aristocratic people call the slums; It may even have been associated with the vicious pollution of society; but even there the voice from the heavenly mansions may be heard. "I came not," said the compassionate Saviour, "to call the righteous, but sinners, to re IMMitnnee." You may be a social out cast, as much shunned as Simon the tanner, but In your house, too, you may hear n voice saying, "Come, now and let us reason together; though your Bins be ns scarlet, they shall be whlto as anew; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." A Mhuikf of Snlvntlon, One more thought Is suggested by Peter's experience. This vision of the sheet coming down from the heaven; filled with all manner of four footed beasts and creeping things and fowls ot the air came to Peter when he was com, .amatively a young man. It cairir to him not only as a message of salva tlon, but also as a comiuainl. especially for young men and women, lo go ti. work. The Apocalyptic visions of St John wore entirely different. When John had his visions upon the Island ol Patmos ho was a feeble, wornoiit pa triarch of ninety. Most of his frlend were In heaven. He was dreaming fot the most part of the life beyond. IIt earthly work was practically finished Rut the vision tame to Peter while Iir was In the ilalwi t prime of manhood lie was then a young man in the thir ties. My young friends, note the Im portanre of this tact. It means thai tied is appealing lo the young and the physically stalwart to consecrate' out energy and vi,r.,r in his (.ervice. Some thin? we nny do for him before physic al and mental docatleur-c manifests It .'elf: somi'tliini; we may do billore we oiirsrlws si nil (oin the -Treat "slleni major! y" beyond "I never h -it- my pastor preach," saio a young gii'. -I.m 1 am ajways filled with the desire to say, 'Li-d, what will thou have tne lo do?' " So I never read i an account "' the .loppa viilon, but I j always tee! ti is a ines-cagc especial ly lor me nun l,i;- the young people ir whom 1 spe-.ik to elo something, oh. J'otini: inijtj.' Ind young women, will yon noi lie rotLr-el, i:s f'ftnr was arouM-d. with the iho'iniit that you may become gospel jneeentrers to a sinful wor!ei? Will you not e-nieh nil inspiration foi glorious christian work by t.'inliii : upon the luM'fle top of Simon the tan lie-.'? A (Vow' - I: ,1 r I.o; !- Kims, h li:ll-r c.f "Unci of Affr"." A lri-- t.il iel ha- been placed in the' chain el of Knruhani pari-h church to the. iiioipny of the' Rev. Augustus Mon tagu loplady. author of the hymn "Roc of'Ages," who was a native ef the town The inscription states thar the iw Augustus M. Toplady was born Nov 4 17-10. elieil in London Am;. 11, 177S. ami was buried in Tottenham Court dispel. Loudon. Aug. 17. 1773. Toplacl-. who was a strong defender of C,i! in: a great controversialist and iiiiiin i- , f many popnis em sae-'-pel subject. -,va- at one time vicar of Rro:ul 1 li'ip'-i!"!', in Devonshire, ami in 177f pnv.'-heii In a chape! near Leices ter Fie!!-, i ii !o!i.- Lon. I n rJxpres.--. THE ivllNioTER'G WIFE. Mi- flue r.'er 'IiImIm :ul nrrcivi, linl Alio lie-;- lli-nerel, The min '-tor's wife eierclses the statesn sn.lu;i iieoes.-try to maintain a well ordci-'d ami e-ulttmd home on a small liieym a hut.-.o constantly un der Inspec'ioil by the whole parish. She sets a fashion In be-cfiining dros ivlri. h tone's up the taste of many of lie r parirJiinneih w h'.-" husband-' in eeiincs are two or three- t n.os ns large as the ml'ii-ter's salary. She Is tne pa-tor and the actual head of the too numerous women's and children's or ganizations In the chmvh, and she man ages to keep most of the jealou-h's of their leaders from coming to the sur face. She listens sympathetically to the eontidences of the young women of the congregation, and the small wed ding fees which occasionally fall Into her lap are meager wages for all the time and thought she has given and the teas she has served to bring about these weddings-services which her neighbors may laugh at. but which are the most delicate ami valuable of all ministries when they issue in happy homes. She knows the pains, the joys and the sorrows of motherhood, and she has strengthened the courage of many a shrinking wife faltering on the thresh old of an unknown realm. When she has closed the eyes of the darling of her heart in the last sleep she goes out to cheer weary watchers by sick beds and to give her silent sympathy to mourners whu will not be comfort ed. She holds her i)iieenly way in pov erty, trial aud not seldom under un kind and unjust criticism, and as she grows older a light radiates from her patient face which movVs discerning friends who otherwise would pity her to say, "Verily, she litis her reward I" CongregatleiniiliM. D' nii.atk suffers from n quite imillcv.il pant Ity of surnames, ami so Inconvi-nlont Is this fact liiTomliiK that the govt I niiii nt has iiiinniineeil Uh IntPiitle-ii of puve-iit-Ing a hill to the Legislature sane Honing ami e'li'-oiiragii'g the nileptlon ol new sur-niinii-i Such ininit-9 a IMm'H. Pctcr-nii anil H1. eri'h-'eii are ovcrwhi-lmlngly lie iin nt It s eve n --alii tli.it there .in town of SiHtfM leli.uillints iiiiong whor lime ivlll not be- fouicl more II' in I'veiiU i:ifTci'i'at mu inline is main a- ,i Hi ni Filial I'llTeiint people haWn, in- t-ini MIllMIIIU THE JEWS IN RUSSIA. Advice e;lc-n (ii 'I'lic-in Uy ( linrlr Iti-liilc- SlMy Vi-ilm Aim, Sixty joata ago Charles Iteaele, the fatuous Ltiglivh novelist, wrole the following words. There' has b-en ne change- in liusidu nor in the condition of the Uussit.n Jews since then, and Ills advice, sajs the New York Journal. Is as appropriate today as It was In IS 10: This sudden perf-ocution of the Jews in the very net inn whete they art most nunierou.v, nay it not be a pre cursory sign and a reminder from Providence that their abiding city li mit in Htiusia? 1 almost think some such letnlnder was needed, for when I was a boy the pious Jews .'.till longed for the Holy Land. They prayed, like Daniel, with their wlmlnwH ope-u toward Jerusali'in. Yet, now ih-it the broken and Im poverished f'-araci'ii would cede them territory at one-tenth of Its agrlcnl tural and commercial value, ti cold in difference seems to have come over Ilit-m. I oflen wonder at this change of eiitlnieiil about so great a matter and in so short a period, comparatively speaking, ami puxzle myself as to the reason. Two solutions occur to me: (I) DIs perecd In various nations, wIiofo aver age Inhabitants nre Inferior In Intelli gence and forethought to themselves, they thrive as Individual aliens more than they may think so great a multi tude cf Jews could thrive In a land of their own. where blockheads would be scarce. lliey have fiir centuries contracted their abilities to a limited number e-f peaceful arts and trades: they may ilKtrnst their power to ell versify their abilities, tint! be suddenly a complete nation, with soldiers, sail ors, merchants, husbandmen, as well as financiers and artists. If I should happen to be anywhere near the mail; In these suggestions, let me oil or ii word in reply to both ob .lections. In the tirst place-, they both prove loo touch, for they would keep ihe Jews dispersed forever. It Is ejer talu. therefore, they will have to be got over some day, ami therefore the sooner the belter. As to objection one. It Is now proveel that sojourning among inferior nation lun more drawbacks than living i t Lome. True', the liusr.l.tn jokel has fot yeais been si-iltiij: to the Jews his sum iiir labor - winter anil at a heavy tb-count. I. il i tie s.lly. itnirovii!oir brute ha-; .t .i.cd l'!.e a wild beast upon tlii'in . !"'. outwitted lawfully, has massacred th"in contrary to law. and truly Solomon had warned them there Is no animal more dangerous tli:,n a fool and a brute' beast without understanding. Resided, they need not evacuate other countries in a hurry and before the re souice of Ihcir own land are develop ed. Palestine can be colonized elfcctu all? from Ru-s'a alone, where there are it.OtiO.Odi) Jew-i trembling for life anil pmporty. and th" rest would fol low As to the second objection, history 1 a looking f'acs at our back-. Turn round and bofc Into It with your ln'iol as well as jo'ir e.ws, and oti shall see the fntuie. Whatever Jews have done Jews mn.v do. Tle-t are- people of geu'ii-, unci gellio-. . .,,t , ,ttli,p,l rev ti-,M!i-p, but !. . -, ,: -.it ! W hat b.u .,'. f. led ",' ' , 'l-ltl' c l, i I.Y il I ' .'i'i i - 1 , V. ; .', lli 'I ' mi. 1 Ui.',-lu, 1- if 1 V MIV e!.i.:'i ,' to 4 i' o,n-.d ,li r-ee i .. ,lew:-h "! :e i 'a j .ne I "- ni IS lis : '., : '-'no--, -eanien. rr v. c r- i sl;pil for. 1 1 iiT ii.-::oi'iil .ii, .-imeut ( ii' ,- J:. . I'll('f-I to e" . si... r: i -i. i .icy w r.i : i I,.- i , i- ;h":i Kgyp" .i'i ho:... i r r ilian I ruvian ( nr.i: (inn ,-n:il ;'rr:i:,-oHc, A Ui-oi-h Ijwycr t.ii.teil a Nev Yo-k lac-.:'' -r ,.f ih" bar on t, ii.it the .i,-Mr v,f ;-li-.:M'ii to ill A i jerican l.,rk eif s' iit 'rent. The twit waft made n e-i.nic '.ici : y. "I read le -.i- nev, -paper-," -.,iiiii tr ':."!toii, "iliri ihe earniilioii wn. to be "'Hi on a f-r'iiin day out of resn i Ihe n- !; of the lute lYi'-iitent ".eii'iiie.v A . i,:j wlf" i-.in American, i bi 'ishl a carnation on t h- day se, t) the bif. Ii tel where 1 am Mopplna : .'. . s i be only m n w,,.s- !. ;m-i had ll ,--iiileut s , . . i : i ul son e- hu-'nes--hi'l day mi . n,- of yo-;;- ;.'-;-;, nnd : vas the onl" -i:in i:n-i(ie ihe li.tr who . mv the ' ICvc n the jii.lg" . . n 111 !:: It. I l.iiow !t was through no el m t'sovct in the uieinoiy of a lo ,n ,-''"ii .11 g, . d men ri'; octt'd. You .'!'.- .s'liip'y :oo coniniert-i.il over here to In, hi!?' :i sentiment. You otigu, to he ii'iywiiete In F.nglrnd on prim ,-i-s" day. and you would understand what I mean." New York Globe. Anlmnl- Clijo) llnt'liiK. Little p.'gs are great at combined play, which generally takes the form of races, Kmulatlon seems to form part of their aniUM'iuont, for their races seem always to have the winning of tirst place for their object and are quite different from those combined rushe--for food or causeless stampedes in which little pigs lire wont to Indulge Racing is an aniiisetni'iit natural to some animals and. being soon taught by others, becomes one of their nioM exciting pa'itiuu-s.-London Tlt-Rlts. The l!iinioroTj.M Seiiibin jih. "Next to the Americans," said Max Nonlaii. "I think that the Siiablans are the most humorous people in the world. A Suablaii If he has nothing funny to say keeps silent. Stupidity Is unknown among this race. "One night In Suablit in my early youth I culled on a Suablaii nialilen. She was tery pretty. Perhaps I stayed longer than I should. Suddenly, nt any rate, the young girl's mother called In a loud volet' from upstairs: " 'Gretclioii! Grelclieu!' "'Yes, mother,' Gretchen answered, " 'Greteheu. It is very cold here. Will you ask Ih-'t ynt':. ma.i to shut the front il'io- ''I- "! Ill" outside' ?' " Postal Scales -AT- The Free Press Association. THE DESJ'ISKI) TOAD. POPULAH HATRED OF THE ANIMAL IS OF GREAT ANTIQUITY. In I,rtt-Iidnr- in Well nu III Sniiemtl tlctti Lore IIm riienlllli miel Min uhltlirri (renin re I'1iik Vie Miniill I'nrl The llc-llrf In Tciuel Xloeie-.i. The unfortunate toad has from time i'liirii-inorlal bre-n an object of lilstvust and iimtsIoii. especially among the) common people. A plea-lug tale runs that a gentleman, walking along a! country Irm1, caine suddenly upon u village- boy iK'laliorlng the crushed , body of a toad with a heavy stie it and , exclaiming nt each blow, "I'll larn 'e to be a t'lad!" whereat the indignant' newcomer, seizing the miscreant by his collar, vigorously applied a cane1 to tils legs, remarking, "I'll larn you; to be a boy!" The popular hatred of the toad, Indeed, Is of such antiquity and Is still so general as to seem in eradicable. That the creature Is not dangerously poisonous It Is hopeless to attempt to convince the ordinary rustic. Doubtless this belief has Its origin in the acrid secretion wliich the toad has the power of emitting when disturbed or annoyed unduly and which will cause u (log that has in cautiously picked up a toad to foam at Hie mouth. Again, the uncouth ap pearance of the creature has hail much to do with the feeling of repulsion with which it has always been regard-1 ed. "Squat like a toad" is the phrase! by which .Milton di-M-ribes the evil one t essaying lo reach the ear of Eve. Superstition, in truth, has laid a flrmj hold on the toad's misshapen figure. 1 The belief, not only in the existence, of "toad Htones," but in their ettieacy as a sovereign remedy for certain Ills, which Is still common in parts of the country. Is of very ancient date. "There is to be found in the heads of old and great toads," says Ponton. writing In lfir.0, "a stone they cull 1 borax, or stelon, which, being used as1 rings, gives forewarning of vonoiTfT'l In the Londesborough collection Is a' silver ring of tho fifteenth century in which one of these toad stones is set. They were' supposes! always to bear on their surface a figure; resembling a toad, being Mimewhat similar trinkets. I ono may imagine, to the scnrabieus1 ornament of the Egyptians. Another1 early writer remarks, "A toad stone ; called 'e-'.-epnndia,' touching nny part , envenomed by the bite of rat, wasp, spider or other venomous beast, ceases the pain and swelling thereof." It was believed that when brought near to poison the stone sweated and chang ed color, thus conveying to its wear ers a tlinel.i warning of danger. It ii- to thete peculiar amulets that Shakespeare is supposed to refer in "As You Like It:" Swc-t nru the' uses of adve-rMty. Whkh. like the loael. ugly nnd vi-neimoiis, Weara yet a precious j.wel In hla lmait. Is it not probable, however, that the poet, being a poet, is here alluding to the eye of tile toad, an object, as all who are really familiar wlih the ap pearance of this humble batraehian will agree', t li nn which there are few more-beaut iful in n.itmv'.' Perhaps the n.o-r famiiiar Mi;erti t'on In regard to toads .- thai, stili rife, which supposes them capable of exist ing for an tmlpflnlre p rind in the intc rior of rocks, slimes or hermetically s "alt-el i'tiv.-!ie- Number!" "mittieu lie iti.-;tanc'-s" of this remarkable pow er have bee'ii 1" ought forward I ''"in time in tunc. The following i:,aui pe from an old book is tp;cal "In ITl'I! Mr. George Wilson, a nuv.n. met with a toad, which b wiuitoiily im mured in a stone wall that he was then building. In the mid Re of the wall he made cIom- cell of lime and stone1, jun tit for the magultiiele of Its body and spcmluglt so plastered as to nreveni I lie nilini ion of air 111 I'm!! sixte'en years afterward, it wa found ' necessary to open a gap in tin.- wall I for a pass.iue of can.-, when the pool creature was foiinel alive In itt. -trong hold. It spi'incd at firsi in a very te pid state, but it soein recovered anlma tlon and mtlvity ami. a- If sensible o' the bie.-ssliit;s of trtvtlorn. made It.- wa to a collection of stones and dlsappe-nr ed." It 1.- kimwu that toads tan exist for a long lime without food, and It U generally believed that they live to u great ag", and doubtless these two pe euliarities have Intel much to do with the superstition in -egard to their sup posed penchant for a hermit's life. The fallacy, however, was completely es posed by Dean RueVlantl, father ol Frank Ruckland, the great naturalist who went to the trouble of testing the truth of the theory by an exhaustive se-ries of experiments. It need only be remarked that noue of his victims sur vived the Incarceration. In legendary as In superstitions lore the toad playi no small part. It may not be genemlly known that the tietir 1 de-lls of France was originally in shape ' a toad. Thus at least runs the tale 1 Clovls, king of France, bore on his linn ! nor the device of three toads, or "botes," j as they were culled In old French. 1U? baptism gave great umbrage to the Arl ! nils, wlio rebelled and nsvembled a large host against It i tit under Kins Cauda t. Clovls while on Ms way tc meet the heretics was granted a vision, wherein he saw in the heavens bis do vle'o of throe toads miraculously ehting rid into throe lilies "or" on a baunei "azur," Such a bauner he caused in stantly to be made, calling it his "Ilf Janibe." London Globe. STAGE LIGHTS. Mlrlr Vm-loun Vnv nnel Ihe flniH liy Wb It'll TUvy Arc Ivunwii. Lights play an important pnrt on Hie (stage- of the modern theater, and tiie.i have many uses. The spot light, for instance, Is employed to cast a cir cle of light upon the stage where a sin gle person is to be brought Into espe cial prominence, It consist of un arc ileotrie light Inclosed In a cylindrical linod about the (lliinicter of a stove plpu nnd provided at tho open end wllh a condenser lens for the purpose vf concentrating the roys upon a small i. roa. A Hood light is an arc In n rectangu lar box painted while upon tho Inside to serve as a retlector. It In supposed to Hood the stage with light; hence Its name. Hunch lights are clusters tif gas or Incandescent lights either arranged within a relleclor or exposed linked. They are used back of a scene behind doonviiys, where JUglrt JP needed off tle stage to represent the Illumina tion of that part of a dw -'lit, , not shown. For the same purpose "'drip" llglils are used--rows of incandescent light!! fastened lo n strip of wood pro vlded with a hook, by whlrli it mny be bun,? to the back of u scene when required. "Side" lights are lii'--, nde ci nt lights iirrniige'd on cither side ,,, the prosce nium arch. Sometimes nH.y ,-,. i)ttllt Within tlie arch or 1ln-y ,,r(, arranged to be swung otuwaM w i.e . the cur tain Is raiie-d. Till' fe.olli-.'i.ts ui i fie ,n- f0 ( titid the "border" lights nn- ihrse hung over the rftage dlrectl i; n. cry. shutting off the t, ,, , f the stage. I'Iicm' are arranged in a ti.mcli like ni InvetteJ "U" t cn-t their light down Upon Ihe stage. Tlii-se- re practically all of the lights used upon the stage " a house, though nmglc lanterns nr employed nt times f,.r t'.e simulation of water effects, moonlight ripp'es anil lightning. The old fashioned calcium, lining the oxyhydrogen gi is so sol tlom employed in the modern theater ns to call for no comment CALIFORNIA'S GREATNESS. California has the largest seed farms) In the world. California leads all the states io tho production of barley. The (Jolden Gate Is the we 'em prrn for America's guat future n ic;rce. California Is the only bi tr i ihy, Union in which bituminous r-n ,t , i found. California has a larger pc r.mM wraith than any other state ' t a Union. California producs more orange I and lemons than any other state Id tn Union. Tho United States mint at San Fran Cisco is the largest institution of ths kind in the world. For many years past Snn Fraiip'scii has been and still Is the leading whal lng port of the world. The glory of California's (lowers U practical. The state produces more honey than any other. California produces more English walnuts- thun all the othpr states, and they are of better quality. Exchange. A Ilnnic TUrmt. There is a good story told about the late Henry Re-rgh. Whde walkins about the; streets of New York city onei morning he saw a team.-ti'r whipping a balky horse. "Stop that, you brute,' he exclaimed, "or I'll have you locked up inside- of live minutes! Why don't y ni fv kind ness on the animal? Hon t i sop. pose a horse can be reached bv i k ntl word the same as a human be nH'- "I b'lievi' ye're right, bor "-"piled the teamster, a qub'k wilted Irish nan, who, with all bis faults ot temper was not a bad man at heart, "an If a barse has feelin's. sor, don't ye pose his dhriver has too? Thry a kointl wor-rel on the dhriver, if ye pl'ase." The stern face of Mr. Rergh relaxed into a smile, and In the better under standing that followed the horse for got that it was balking and started oft in a trot. A Jie'iitMnK Itetnrt. An English lawyer who had been cross examining a witness for somo time ami who b:. Mire-lv taxed ic pn tli'nce of the Judge, lu'T .nil every one in the court wis llnnly a-ked ly the court to conclude l,:s cross exam-i;.-,t r-n P. i 'Yo-o tellin.' the w tr ss to .-taii.l down in- -i-co-inl hint witn tlioj pHi-tln- --ivc-i-m "i -u e a el ver fell w a very clever fellor. . V-v can .hi i-c-e 'tat " ill,- wi'i i-i ! I , ver from tha bo ami u."- '. ii iiil "I woui.! '"';rn 1, o,:: in t if I were noi mi oath "- P r- i Vulvar Ailmlrnt'OD Mr. Muolicash- Wnai ,,re ' ii ('ifng out there in ie night air' e 'ioj the hii'.i-e. i ' lady.s I wis ' 'j-r-ing Hie moon. papa. Mr Mue-i, ,ish -What bu-lni'.s have ymi a 1 u ring tliu moon when lie:o are so ii ny tlii'is In the lions, that 1 have- bought x. pressly for ou to admire ? Anybody ran admire -he moon. Ills Ine-ti, Lowscads (despondently! I might just ns well be dead. What good a'o 1, anyway? Why, I Mm,' that I've been refu-ei' by every clrl In townl Henpekke (-xcltedlyi Tourh woool Touch wood, quick, or your lti, k will change! Siu rt Set. I'nrlHli llHiiclncr I.c-stcm. What would have beet thought generation ago of a prn"i ional danc ing inaier as an agent of church m sion.iry work? Ills services am new in demand In several New York cl-y parishes. Ry the report of the re-etnl of Calvary rplscopal chure 1' they ha i proved valuable as a counter .ittrnc tlon to public hall darning where fee associations are often c I The Calvary experiment v,vs M ip, with that begun by St 11 ru, ' mm church. Saturday evening iliiiiclii( classes were orgunli'i'tl in tin- cluir- k gymnasium, anil in these m ry -utn people at once showed then s( lves n. terestcd, the attendance I'liieasmv through the season Their success as. sures their continuation next yea' Luther objected to the devil having nil tho good nines, and the parish woi!( which Is at present most productive o good results is couductcd in a s( bit oi similar enlightenment. New York World. Wliy Hp nitl Xcil Tnrrj-. a ne luipunuuaic iovci ii.io j i-l i'n posed. "L;et your answer be a vowel with consonant on either side of It," h nr-t I . , i j . . . gently legged her. The charming girl smiled. "Very well." she said. "Glt.'-Cleve. land Plaiu Dealer. A nUlrusl of l.lterndirr. "You are always more or less skep tical about what you see In print "Yes," nnswereel tho man who Imi Ills ow-n Ideas about thlugs. "Truth may be at the bottom of n well, bttl It isn't an ink well."- Washington Star, Ho good to your neighbors Thej know all about your family sKrlctm und can tell some entertaining storM about it Now Uiivw Union.