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rf nwDiipers Just now are ihA Incidents of the Boers, most far from flattering. On of felateg that In a Dutch church la not Ion rro ther appeared I itolld-looktng fnrmer'a wife, broujtht her bahy Into town ctened. Before loafing bomu had written the names It !orldrd to nv the Infant on one lj.per and tho list of the house , i ulreroent" on another, and ,c t carefully folded and put in ,j 1 leather pnrso ahe carried. ti proper time arrived the fond .iandert tip a slip of paP" t ' .Iter, who rend nnd reread It, , i remarked that Koftle Itljst nernhrr KomftJIt were rather c, - for tbo child, and ones ijfcht prove nmbarraaslng to the . V at omo future tlmo. Then , atlp of pupor was produced InatlOBi followed. Itoioa anil Violets. ent 'of-the awtetcst rosn lie ' ixlous and tlio humble violet be scowling up at you from , ' ( eyebrows when you l.now j" flowers Brut tlielr fellows are 1 to the dcuilly mlfnihrs for M ra and ai-nnts. The delicate T' lit (w An Vwir Ktdnei-a 'imrscuaPillamireallfclilnnrHlt. Sam. C.a.8lrllu HuimlyCo..UliliaiiowN. V. ;" coal Ileitis cover 471.HOO scinaru I i I I ow, dbllltAt1 or enliHimteileiiinl , , tu'tt liivlirirutinir Tonic. Kiikk $1. "I for Hwavk'a treatment.. Dr. Klliu, ,fU HI. I'lillmluliiliia. I'mimlml 1h;i. ''s oil output is 1.1,000 barrels a s:. Too UowaU With CHnnti, ilhartlo, mire conatipation forever, t U O. O. nit Orugtflata retuod money. .'" L Mulroner, of Ftiibtdolplilt, tins " JJ.OOO out of Iterations lu the slnw'a Soothlnc Syrup for ehtlilran "ftena tlitiiiii.reiiiiiiiiiKlultAmm I l- palu, uurua wfuil uoliu. mj. a botllu. ,''wibi1 Hebrew ofllcurs nni ou tlio reserved lists of the Aiihtriuu ; i "'ire la tha in oil I dun to broikk tip t-Cnimlw mid t'olila.- M th. JI. a, r , rau. Wash.. March 8. ItttH. nr-oll tree(Htithluii communis) In Ktrypt to Ween nwuy uiowpiltoB. lnr IVnwtlpntloti roraTr. Eeareu Candy L'nthartle. lOoorEo. iIrJll ic euro, urugisu rufuod money. aftn new cotton mills have been tiouth during tbu paat twelve -r ; ..-4 d&npty Sack nnot Stand Upright." f Can poor, ycA, thin blood jflrf tusUin the physical system. fitfh of newts dnd muscles there ill pure, rich, vigorous blood, krstparilla is established as the f preparation for the blood by its Utrkble cures. IQi 1 nrTlLM Wltl Mf It irti. I t . . . . 1 mat, nud ul ilineNiuy aummih wuuld iid AW.kA ov. ii that. Lust Muii li I am Cascakkts uim itlmo ttit n l I i , .. "' 1 l"u wu" "a 1 .1 ft DIV 1 1 fit. l?f i)iviu U Munrav, Nowurk. O. "Vl CANOY ''JJ CATHARTIC P I rio HUH MowiRio U ll'l vV..:: ! I . i-rr.; rot --- ' : tf Mn. ,Tatc Good, lio ' 3N8TIPATION. ... -" ' L?" "' ,w" Hi. j lu CVatU'i'ubaooo llublt. f'leiillflcallymarto .ereiuie tub ukst. Iho UothschlM rose Is coin- '.ho bodies of tlioimiuls of the microbes which bring death consumption to fo many of , 'da end relations. The violet t,f get their odor from the ean sr be, the tulip from the gout jotl the gfrahlum from the scar (. boclllus, l.lltrwlne, every i, Inhale the scout of auy flower In reality Ritlpiug down eJ after mouthful of some ter ljtse. There Is no way of dla p flowers, as they nre actually of microbes, and If you tiiko 0 J away no flower U left. , J J.; 8,:Mity I Plood Deep, '5 lood mecna a rlenn akin. ICo bout it. Cwcareta, Candy (Jatltnr- 5 i"our blood and keep it clean, by the lar.y liver end driving nil im am the body, llcgin to-dny to "-iplea, boils, blotches, blscklicada, ckly bilious coinplciiou by t-kine ij -bcouty for ten cents. All rliutf- 1 Action cnaranlecd, 10c, Sc, 00c. six smokeless Mwiler manufae- ni. .. 0 afnaai Cannot Its Curad . pltoatlona, a thof ennnot raarh tha ll:rtioD of the nar. Tlinn is only one H-l dftafueaa, and ttint ia liy oonatttu dtM. I"af noiw fa oiniHcd by an tn r:dtttoa of tho luuooua linlntc of tho le I Tuba. When tlila tul gi'ti in . ,'bave a rnmlilinir aounit or iuipcr-3-g. and whxn it is nnttroly clnaoil I the rnaiilt, and unlena the inflam- B be taken out. and this tune ri et t norinivl eondiU in, hearinK will be to brever. Nlne.vianaoutof ten are MiUrrti. whlrh Ih imtbinK hut au In Litton of tho milium aurfiioea. 6 If.' Olio Hundrc I Uiillara for any i.viafcS (oaiiai-d iy catit-rhlthittoau- tllKl by Hall's C'sUi-rh (Jura. 8oud er , free. , F. . I. Cnr.tK & Oo Toledo, 0 J'iruptlKt. IIS.'. liluity Pill are tlin bost. :s f ' """ "' 1 rds which the people of Tuiliniwip ade for iroHiitHtiun to (inniTiil s SU now bo presented to his widow n. !jd fruit acids will not dlnimlor "' d wlih fursaH Kaiisi.ivs Urns, it druggists, of Atierc-rn lias supplied tho " d Cross Hoolnty with 00 dozen of l ift pocket hitiidkoriihlrs and 100 cm wraps. ompson'j Eyt Water REV. DIWALMAGE. THE EMINENT DIVINE'S SUNDAY DISCOURSE. Suhjeet! New Year Thonctits Wa BUonld Maka the Moat sf Oar llrler I.ith Infldelltjr the Sonrea nf Much Woe Clirlat'i Matrliteaa Rtorlea. Ooi'yrltfht, txiuU Kloich. HX.) WAaniNOToit, P. C In this diseourse Dr. Talmage takes tlin opportunity of offering some very practical and useful suggestions; tent, Taalms o., !), "We spend our years as a tnls that Is told." The Israelites wBro forty years In the wilderness, nnd riurliuf t 111 rty-til k'ht years of the forty nothing Is recorded of them, nnd, I suppose, no other emigrants hud n duller or more uninteresting time tbnn they had. Ho they got to telling stories stories concerning themselves or concern ing others; storlea about the brick kilns of Egypt, where they hud tolled In slavery: storlos about bow the waters o( tho P.riil Hea piled up Into pnlhiidea nt their cross ing; story of the liuitern hung in the heav ens to guide them by night; story of Ibises destroying the lepiilea of t he wilderness; storb's of personal encounter. it must huve been nil nwful thing to liuvu hiiil noth ing to ilo for thlrly-eltht your exuept to get lost every time tliey I rleil to escape from the wilderness. Ho Uwv whllfd nwnv the lime In story telling. Indeed, there were persons whose one business wns to luirrilte stories, nnd they were puld by snoli trifles ns they eould 'nick up from the surrounding listeners. To sin-h instiiuces our texl refer wlum it uys. "Vi spend our yenrs ns a tale that Is told." At tills treineililoua i;ts:tl.-n from the year IHUI) In the' year 100:1 It will do us all good to cousldor that our whole life Is n story told a good story or a bad story, a tragic story or a, mirthful story, a wise story or a foolish storv. a nlean story or a filthy story, n story of success or a story of failure. "We spun I our years as a tale that Is told." In the llr-t t bioo, I remark that every person's lite is n very In'orestlng story, My text dons not depreciate "a tali) that Is told." We have all of us been entertained by the story toller when snow bound In the rail train, or In the group a winter's uiglit In the farmhouse, or gathered nround a blazing heart Ii with some hunters at tho mountain fun. Indeed, It Is a praiseworthy art to Impersonate n good story well. If you doubt the practical nnd healthful and Inspiring ue of such a story, tukn down from the library Washington Irvine's Tales oi a Traveler" or Nathaniel Haw thorne's "Twice Told Tales." Hut ns In teresting as any of these would be the story of many an obscure lifo If the tale wore as woll told. Why do we all Ilka biographies and autobiographies? He cause they are storlos of eminent human lives. Hut the story of the life of n back woodsman, of a man who looks stupid, of one about whom yon never heard a word, must bejuat ns thrilling ou a small scnlo ns on a large scale Is a life of a Cvrus. or a Cirsnr, or a I'lzurro, or a Mark Antony, or a Charlemagne. If yon get the confidence of llinf very plain man Just come out of thu backwoods and cun ludiicu him to give the stirring ex periences of his llfo, be will tall you that which will make your blood curdle and your hair stand on end; that night when anther disputed his pathway on the way ome; that landslide, when the mountains seemed about to come down ou his cnbtu; that accident to his household and no sur geon within tifteoii miles; that long storm that abut thorn in and the food was ex hausted; that contest nt Ids doorway with bandits, who thought there might be with in something worth taking; that deathbed, with no one but hlmsolf to count the flut tering pulses. Oh, yes, while "wo spend our yonrs as a tale that Is told," it Is an interesting story. It Is the story of an immortal, and that makes It Interesting. lie is launched on an ocenn of eternal years, In a voyage that will nevor terminate. lie Is striking the keynote nf nil anthem or u dirge that will never come to Its but bar. That is what makes the devotional meetings of modern times so much more Interesting than they used to be, They are tilled not with dis courses by laymen on tho subject uf Justi fication and sniiotlflcntion, which lay dis courses administer more to tho facetious than to the edifying, but with stories of what God has done fur the soul bow every thing suddenly ehauged; how tljo promises became balsninlo In times of laceration: how he was personally helped out ami helped up mid helped ou. Nothing can stnud before such u story of personal res. cue, persoual transformation, personal Illumination. The mightiest and most skillful argumeut against Christianity col lapses under the uiigrnmmatlcal hut sin cere stiitemont. Tho atheistic professor of natural philosophy goes down under the story of that backwoodsman's conversion. All that elaborate persuasion of the old folks of the folly of giving up active lite too soon moms nothing as compared with the simple incident you may relate to them of the fact that Dnnjiimin Franklin was Oovernor of Pennsylvania at eighty twoyoarsof age nnd that Oandolo, of Ven ice, nt ninety years of ago, although his eyesight had been destroyed through be ing compelled by his enemies to look into a polished inntnl basin under the full blnr.a of the suu until totally blind, yet this sight less nouiigeunrlau leading an army to the successful bohlegeinant of Constnntluoplet When an old man bears of such incidents, he puts asidu his staff and ear trumpet and stmts auew. The New Testament suggests tho power of the "tale that Is told." Christ was tin! most effective story teller of all the ages. The parables nre only tales well told. Matchless stories! That of the traveler out up by the thieves and the Hnmnrltaii pay ing his board hill at the tavern ; that of the big dinner, to which the Invited guests sent In llctlllous regrets; that of the shop, herd answering the bleat of the lost sheep and all the rural neighbors that night help ing him celebrate the fact that It was safo in the barnyard; that of the bad boy, reduced to the iwines' trough, greeted borne with such bnuipietlng and juwelry that It rtufTed the older sou with jealousy and disgruutle ment; that of the Pharisee full of braggn doLdo and the publlcau smiling bis breast with a stroke that brought dowu the heav ens lu commiseration; stories ubout lep rosy, about paralysis, about catalepsy, about dropsy, about ophthalmia stories that He so well told that they have rolled down to the prosent and will roll down through tho autlro future. I beard Haulel linker, the wonderful evangelist of tils time, proach what I sup posed whs a great sermon, but I remem ber nothing of It except a story that lis told, and that, I judge from the seeming effect, may that afternoon have brought huudreds Into the kingdom of Ood. I heard Truiiiiiu Osborne preach several ser mons, but I remember nothing of what he said In .public or private except a story that he told, and that was, among other things, tlio means nf my salvation. Tbu lifelong work of John It. (lough, the great est tnmuuranco reformer of ull time, was the victory of anecdote, and who can ever forgot bis Btory of Joel Htratou touching him on the shoulder or of Deuuou Mosi'a Grant at Hopkiusoii, or of the outcast woman nicknamed "Hell Fire," but re dueiued by the thought that she "was one of usV" flwlght I., Moody, the evangelist of worldwide fame and usefulness, whe re ountly passed to his great reward ou high, during his valuable labors in tlio pulpit wielded the anecdote for (lod and heaven until ull nations have beou moved by it. K you have had experiences of pardon nud comfort and dlscutlirnllmeiit, tell of It. Tell It In the niOBt pointed and dra mntio way you cau manage. Tell It sonu, or you may never tell It at all. Oh, the power of "tho tale that Is told!" Au hour's discourse about the fnot that blasphemous behavior Is sometimes punished lu this' world would not Impress us as much as tho simple storv that Id a town of New Vnrk Male nt the close of I no lust century thirty six profane uinu formed themselves into a club, calling themselves "Hociety of the Druids." They mut regularly to deride and. damage Christianity, due night in their awful meeting they burned a Dibit) and adiulnltlcred tho sacrament to a dog. Two of thorn died that lilght. Wlthlii three days three wore drowned. lu live years all the thirty-six csmo to a bad end. liefora Justices of the pence it wasswi.ru that two were starved to death, seven were drowned, eight were shot, (Ivn onmniltlud suicide, soven died ou the gallows, one was frozen to death nnd thrue.lled accidentally. lucl louts like that, sworu to, would bulk any proposed Irreverent and blasphemous be havior, lu what way eould tho fact that Infidel Ity will not help uoy one die well be ao powerfully presented us by the Incident eoucorulug u mnu falllug ill lu Parts junt s'ter the death ot Voltaire, woaii si profes sional nurse was ealled In, and she n-ked, "Is the gentleman a Christian?" "Whvdo you ask that?" said the messenger. The nurse replied, "I am the nurse who attend ed Voltaire In his Inst illness, and for all the wealth of Kurope I would never see nn other infidel die." What discourse In its moral nnd spiritual effect could en mil a title like that? You might argue upon the fsct that those fallen nro rmr brothers ami sisters, but oould we Impress nny ono with sueli n truth so well as by tbo scene nenr Victoria Tark, London, where innn were digging u deep drain, and the shoring gnve way and n great pile of earth fell upon the workmen, A man stood therewith his hands In Ills pockets, looking nt those who were trying to shovel nwnv the earth from those who were buried, but when some ouesnld to the spectator, "lllll, your brother Is down there," tnen the spectator threw otf his root nnd went to work with nn agony of earnestness to fetch up bis brother. W hat course of nrgiiment could so well as that Incident set forth that when we toil for the salvation of n soul it is n brother whom we nro trying to save? A second rending of mv tet reminds me that life Is not only u story told, but that It Is a brief story. A long narrative stretched out Indefinitely loses Its Interest. It Is generally the storv that takes only n minute or half a minute to rehearse that arrests the intention. And that gives ad ditional Interest lo the storv nf our life. It is a short story. Subtract from our lire nil the hours of necessary sleep, all the hours of Incapacity through fatigue or Illness, all the hours ot childhood nnd youth before we get fairly to work, and you hnve nbbre vlated the story of life so much that you can appreciate tho psalmbt's remark when he siiys. "Thou hast made my days us a hand's breadth," and can appreciate the npostle .lames' expression when he com pares life to "n vnpor t lint nppenreth for u little senson nnd then varlsties away." It does not take long to tell all the vi cissitudes of life the gladness and the griefs, tbo arrivals nnd the departures, the successes and tho failures, tho victor ies and the defents, the nps and theilowns. The longer we live the shorter the years. We hardly get over the bewildering latlguo of self etlng gifts for children and friends nnd see that tho presents get off in time to arrive on the appropriate day than we see another advancing group of holidays. Autumnal fruit so sharp ly phases the summer harvest, and the snow of the white blossoms ot spring time come too soon after the suows of winter. It Is a remark so oitou made that It falls lo inako any Impression mid the platitude Mint calls forth no rcplv, "How rapidly time goes." F.very century Is n big wheel nt years, which makes a bundled revolutions and breaks down. Every year Is a big wheel of mouths and makes twelve revolutions and then censes. Geologists ami theologians Into elaborations of guesses as to bow long the world will probably Inst; how long beforethe volcanic forces will explode it. or meteoric stroke demolish it, or thu cold of along winter freexennt Its popula tion, r the (Ires of u Inst eonllagralioit I urn it. 'flint Is nil very well, but so far as the present population of thu earth is i tmceriied the world will last but a little longer. We begin Ufa with a cry and end it with a gronu, nnd the cry and the groan are not far apart. Life. Job siiys, is like the flight of a weaver's shuti'le, or, as David intimates in my text, a story quick ly told and laughed nt mid none ami ills placed by another story as a "talo that is told." We talk ahont public life and private life, but there is no private life. The storv of our life, hnwofer itislgnlileiiiit It innv seem to bo, will win the applause or hiss of a great multitude that no man can num ber. As a "talo that Is told" among ad mirers or antagonists, celestials or paii.lc inoulncs, tbo universe is full of listening enrs us well as of gleaming eyes. lr we say or do the right thing, that is known. If we say ordothe wrong thing, that Is known. I suppose the population r.f the Intelligences in tho air Is more numerous than the population of Intelligences on the earth. Oh, that the story of our life might be tit for such uu audience in such an au ditorium! God grant that wisdom ami lldellty and earnestness and truth .uuy characterize tho "tale that is told." Through medical science the world's longevity may be greatly Improved In Die future, as It has been in the pint, but it would not be well for the people to live too long. Home of them would, through tbeli iklll at acquisitiveness, gather too much. nd some multimillionaires ivould become, .billionaires and trlllloiiiiires, and some would after awhile pocket a hemisphere. No. Doath Is useful lu its lliianclal limita tions, unit then all have enough sorrows nud annoyances and sufferings by the tlmo they become noniigonarlnti:. or centenur Inns to make It desiruble to quit. Ilesbles llmt.lt would not bo fair so lung to keep so many good old people out of heaven. Ho It Is well arranged that those who staud by the deathbed of the nineteenth century will not ho called to stand by the deathbed of the twentieth century. Oh, crowd this last year with pravers, with hnsaiinas, with kind words, with help fulness. Make the peroration of thecen. tury tho climax of Chrlstllke deeds. Closo up tho ranks of God, and during this re maining twelve months charge mlghtilv against the bost of Abaddon. Ilavo no reserve corps. Lot swiftest gosrnl cavnlry gallop, and heaviest moral artillery roll, mid mightiest evangelistic batteries' thun der on the scene. Let ministers ot the gospel quit nil controversy with caeii other and in solid pbaliinx march out for the world's dlscnthrallmeiit. Let printing presses, secular and religious, muko combined movement to instruct nud emancipate tho world. Ou ull the hills let there buKIIJuhs praying for "a groat rain," and uu every contested Held Joshuas to see that Until victory Is gained beforethe suu goes down, nud every moiintuiu be. uomo a truustlguratlnii, und every Galilee a walking place of Him who can hush a tempest. Let us be jealous of every month, of every week, of every day that pnssea without something signillcuut and glorious wrought for God and this sin cursed world. Let our churches be thronged with devout assemblages. Let the chorals be more like grand marches than requiems. Let the coming year sen the Inst wound nf Transvaal und Philippine conflict, and the earth quake with the grounding arms of the last regiment over to be marshaled, ami thu (uruuees of the foundries blaze with the tires that shall turn the last swords Into plowshares, And may all those whose lives shall go out lu this last year of a century, ns many will, meet lu tlio heavenly world those who lu thu morning and noonday of this hun dred years toiled and suTored for the world's salvation to tell them how much has been accomplished for the glory ot Him whose inarch through ull thu coming centuries the Herlpture describe us going lorth "conquering nnd to conquer." Oh, the contrast between that uplifted spoo tacle of denial triumph In tho pn'sclioo of God and the Lamb and these earthly scenes, when) "we spend our years us atalu that is tub!." THE 8AJWATII SCHOOL Hut lloncui- IViu Kallalied. A Frenchman of title und an Kngliuli colonel of dragoons had a deadly qtiur fcl; blood only could wash out tho In sults tbnt had pataed between them. Uoth men were eccentric to a degreo, pud they agreed that lota should bo drawn, and that tho loser tihottld at once proceed to some retired upot and shoot himself. Tha next morning tho opponents ami their stsconda met nt a fiinu.ll cafe outside of the town. Lots were duly dtawp., the Frenchman prov ing tho winner. Tho colonel took tils bad fortune calmly, lie wrote a fow lines upon tt pleco of paper which he handed to his second, took an affec tionate farewtill of nil, and graciously forgave Mb more fortunate adversary. He then, accepting the loaded pistol, moved steadily Into an adjoining room, and closed the door, Tho oth ers remained breathlessly awaiting the sound which wits to convey to them the ending of the tragedy. At Inst It came. Kagerly they ran to the door of the fatal chamber, when It was thrown open, and the supposed defunct Btooil on the threshold, grasping tha smok ing weapon, "Gracious, gentlemen!" excluimed he, blandly, "la It not un fortunate?. I have missed myself!" INTEFUMTIONM. LESSON COMMENTS FOR JANUARY 7. r.ti)eli The l.lrtli or .lesn, l ake II., I. HI liolden Teat: Malt. I., II Mem. ory Versos, ! t iiiimientnrr nn Ilia Das 'a Leaaoii. ISTiiom.TTtos. Six months pass nwav after the birth of John, the forerunner, and then comes the birth of Jesus, the .Mes siah, the most Important event in the world's history. Our lesson begins with great majesty ns it refers to the Emperor Augustus, "at whose feet lay tbo whole known world; and to whose command obedience was rendered in every country, aiidcby. nnd village." It then descends lo tell of the obscure birth of nn Infant, in one ot the most obscure towns, In nu ob-M-iire province; but It rises again Into (.tenter majesty as It describes the multi tude of heavenly visitants who nnnouucu theglnry and groutuoss of the child. I. "In those days." That Is about the ti ne John tho liaptist was born and the events took place ns telatod In the pre ceding chapter. "Cii'sar Augustus." Tho first of the I'.oman emperors. "All the world." All of tho Itmnnn world. At that time tlio ltoinnn empire extoudc l further than over before, or than It has since, and was called "the empire of the whole earth." "Taxed." Knrollod, or rcgl itnrod, probubiy with n view to taxing. 'J. "First made." It seems there were two enrollments. "Cyrenlus." Or Qulr laius, There is a chronologlc.il dlulouHy here. Oulriiiliis was Governor of Hyrln in A. I), ft, ten years later than this, ami at that time he took n census to which Ht. Luke refers In Acts C: 37. Many explanu. lions have been suggested, Tho most satu factory expl'tiinllmi uf the matter scorns to be that Q'llrlnlus was twice Governor of Syria, lu U. C. ns well ns In A. 1). 6. This seems to be a well established fact. !1. ' Into bis own city." The P.oman custom was to enrol persons nt the place of residence, but the Jewish custom required the enrolment to take place lu the native city. 4. "Went up." From dallies to the much more elevated region of llethlnhnm. Citv of David." Where David was born. f. "With Mary." It is uncertain who. bar her presence was obligatory or voluntary, but It Is obvious that, after what she had suffered (Matt. 1:19), she chose to cling to the presence and protection of tier hus band. "Espoused wife." Hotter, "who was betrothed to lilm." . "While there." Cnur Augustus was but an instrument In the hnnd of Provi dence to f ti lllll the prophecy of Mlcah (ehup. 6:'J) with respect lo tho birth-place uf the Messiah. 7. "Her llrst-born son." That excellent and glorious person, who was the flrs'-boru of every creature, ami tho heir of all things; whom all the llrst-born In the Old Teslnment prelered; whom the angels adore(Heb. 1;C); nud in whom those that believe become the Hrst-born and the llrst Iruits of God's creatures. "In a manger." Probably some ca7e or grotto used for sheltering cnttle, and perhaps belonging to the same shepherds to whom tho"(liid tidings" were llrst brought. "God and mini; the old and new covenants; heaven end earth, meet In u manger." The only person who had the prlvlloire of chocslug Ilia birthplace chose to he born in a man ger. "lu -inn." "A square erection, open Inside, where travelers put up, and whose rear portions were used as stables." H. "tfiune country." Near, probably not n mile away. "Shepherd." It was very proper that t lie announcement should bo made to shepherds. Abraham mot, David, i o whom tho promise uf the Messiah was llrst mnde, were shepherds, and now tlio Ohlef Shepherd la about to appear nnd the shepherds are the llr-t to recsive the ulad news. "Ill the Held." They undoubtedly had tents or booths under which they dwelt. "Keeping watch.... by night." Or. "keeping nlghtwutehos." I'hay watched by turns, against wild beasts and robbers. The fact that the shepherds wore In the llelds alfords no ground for concluding thnt the nativity could not have taken plueo In the winter. The nverage tempera ture at Jerusalem for live youn was, lu December, II ft y-foil r degrees, 9. "Angel." Divine messenger, "(,'nme npou thum." Stood over them. "Glory of the Lord." That extreme splendor in which tho Deity is represented as appear ing to men, and sometimes called tlin She ehlnahaii appearance frequently attend ed, as in this case, by n coal puny of angels. It Is likely that the nugol appeared In the air at some little d 1st inns above them, and Unit from Him the rnys nf the glory of the Lord shono round about them, as the ruyi of light are projected from the suu. "Sore nrrald." "I'orriiled with the appeunnce of so glorious a being." There Is no proof here that the sheplmrds were morally Im pure ami afraid that divine justice was about to be moled out to thorn. Even holy men tremble when they come In contact with the Mipernnturul. 10. "Good tidings." "The literal mean ing of Gospel." 1 urn come to declare tha loving-ltlndiiess of the Lord. My message will cause irrout Joy. It Is a message to you (Jews) llrst, and It also reaches to "all'tbe people," II. V. To the whole human rnco. Seo, Gen. 1J:.'I; Mutt. at:19; Luke S:31-:iS- ill 4rt. 47; (!ol. l:'Jl 2i. II. "U born." Isn. 9:0; John 1.14. "David's greater Sou begun his earthly career In his ancestor's home. Seven hun dred years before, n prophet had predicted the Messluh'a birth at Jlethleliem. Mle. S 11." "A Savior." ( 1) A deliverer. (2) A restorer. (S) A preserver. Matt. 1:21. "Not .shall be n Suvlur.but 'horn a Savior.'" "Christ." Tim Anointed One. Christ Is the Greek word corresponding to the He brew word Messiah, la ancient times pro phots, priests and kings were anointed with oil when ml apart to their sacred worn. "Christ was anointed for these holy unices, which we may share with Him by Ills anointing us with the Holy Ghost." "Christ is siilllolently qualified to sustain these unspeakably Important oflloes because Ho is "The Lord." Ood, as well lis man." 12. "Aslun." The very tiling that would have caused them to doubt wns mnde the slitu unto them. Any fonr as to whether thoy may approach the now-born King and olTer Hlin tlielr homage ia dispelled by the intimation or His lowly condition, while their carnal views of the nature of Ills king dom nro thereby counteracted. lit. "A multitude." They descended to honor the 1'rluce of Peace. "Heavenly host." The army of nngnls which is renre. son led as surrou itllng the throne of (tod. Bee I Kings 22:19; I'sn. 103:20,21; 14s:2. 14. "lilory....lu the highest." Christ Is the highest glory of God. "On earth peace." Peace to muu; peace with God; peace of conscience, "Good will." (tod bus shown His good will by soudlnir the Messiah. 15. "Let us now go." There is no time to lose. Let us go now. "This Is tho Inn gunge of nbedlonae, desiring to receive as surance and strength," byseeiug for them telves "tills thing whlcu'ls come to pass." 1(1. "With baste." Filled and thrilled with holy Joy they could not linger. "And found." "It Is probable that by cnmmuul ' tiling tlielr experiences lo each other tUeli lailh was greatly strengthened,'' Tea-Drinking In Kom i, Tha Russians drink enormous quan tities of tea, EUfllclent to frighten any Englishman or American. The poor people and the Russian people are tho poorest In existence use the so culled "brick" tea. This l the cheap est sort, being mixed with stems, and compressed by some adhesive gum Into dry cake of various sites, resembling In Its appearance "plug" tobacco. This tea, which would probably prove pols ououa to any one else, Is consumed by the Russian worklngman at the aver age rate of about twenty stakans (or tumblers) a day, the Russian stakan being qulto equal to five of the Utile thimbles of cup used In America at afternoon teas. Taking Into considera tion that black, bout or bitter, brick like bread, raw onions, garlic, dried leather-flsb and strongly salted herr ings are usually the chief articles of food-of tbo people at large, one must not wonder at tho enormous quantity of hot tea needed to quench a Rus sian's thirst and help on bis digestion. I GOOD ROADS NOTES. New fork's Iteatl Material. The Slatd of Now York ayijojs ont decidoil advantage in the Work ot con strnctiup; improved roa Is in the fact that it contains, within its own limits ami pretty well distributed through out its area, an ampin supply of Urst rate raw material. There- nro doubt less other .States as fully blest iu this respect, ami ihcro nre certainly many otheri not thus blest. Ou the whole, it is doubtful if any other State with so groat a proportionate extent of levol nnd arable land has so abundant nnd woll distributed it supply of road making material. There are few counties in tho State in which quarries of p;ood road stone are not now iu operation, uutl there are still fewer in which such ijiinri ios might not profitably bo opened. On Long Island there is, wo believe, no quarry, strictly speaking, but there nro Humorous deposits of gravel and bowlders, which may be utilized for rondinuking with ndmirable resnlts. The Hudson River region is thickly dotted with quarries of limestone, granite and trap. Iu the Catskill and Hhnwaugunk mountains and along tho Delaware and Susquehanna rivers and their tributaries blitestone is plentiful, with a liboral admixture of sandstone nnd limestone. Along tho Mohawk Valley and the line of the Erie Canal, olear to Lake F.rie, snudstotto and litneatotio nbotiud, ns thoy do north ward, on Luke Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. In tlio lake region and the Southern Tior sandstone is the chief material, with here and there an outcropping of blnestoue. We are not Hiiro that thero is more thnn one county iu tho State outside of Long Island in which there is not n quarry of ono of these kinds of ntoiie iu oporatiou. And wherever such a quairy exists nothing is noedod but a stone crusher to enable the out putting ot llrst rate material for im proved roads. Tile value of these different sloues for roadinnking vurios, of course, but they are all good. Trap and granite nre, ut doubt, the best, the former because of its nnrivulod binding or self-oeuientiug qualities, and the lat ter beoaitso ot its hardness and dura bility. Limestoue has fine binding properties, but ia too toft to with stand heavy trafllc. Blitestone and other varieties of sandstone are not particularly hard, and have almost no biudiug qualities. It is evident, however, that those less desirable stones tuny profitably be combined with other kinds, and that, thus a road may bo" made which will be better than auy of any singlo kind of stone; while of course the poorest of them, used alono, will make an incompara bly better road than mere clny uud loam. New York Tribnue. The I.nsae-a We Kuller. "It must bo plain to any one who gives tho matter thought that we suf fer enormous losses each year as tho result of bad roads," says Otto Doruer, chairman ot the League of American Wheelmen Highway Im provement Committee. "Rut what do these losses really amount to, and how much would bo saved, if we had uni formly good roads? We may say that it doesn't cost the farmer anything to market his crops, because he does all tho hauling himself. True, but iau't his time worth something? Suppose tbnt in plaoo ot every ton of wheat or 'lay or potatoos loaded ou his wagon he was able, as n result of good roads, to loud tip two tons and to market the sntire crop of his farm with just half I he labor and in just half tho time which is required nt presunt, wouldu't '.ho amount of time he could savo bn worth something, and wouldn't it bn worth saving? Labor is the farmer's iv in king capital, which ho is continu ally seeking to make as productive nt oossible." A Forward Look. Iu speaking about good roads the )lher duy Colonel Albert A. I'op aid: "It iu estimated that iu Now York City there are twelve thousand '.rucks, carrying ou au average a load if a ton aud a hull for three milos on each of tho business days of the year, md with uu average daily cost of fj!l 'or enoh truck. This means sixty-five uilliou tons transported one mile in svery year for $14, 000,000, cr about twenty-two cents a ton a mile. This 'rausportation cau be done by rail at Mx-tenths of a cent a milo. When 1 1 f highways have been so constructed '.hat draught animals cau haul the maximum load at the minimum price, trhon the lowest freight rate and greatest freight convenience have been combined, or, in short, whon wo have secured a tree interchange of .oni modi ties throughout the civilized world, wo shall have insured 'peace tu J good will among the nations.'" What Might lie Saved. The office ot road inquiry in tha Departmaut of Agriculture has esti mated that ovor $1100,000,000 might he saved aunuallinthe UnMed States by the construction of good roads. The statistics of the Department ot Agrioulture show thu total amount of all kinds of gruiu raised iu the United States. The amount consumed on the farms was estimated ns being offset by a large amount of other articles hauled by farmers on tho public roads. I!y reduoiug this all to tons nud usiug their inquiries into the cost of haul ing one ton as a basis, it was found that tho total cost of haulage amouut od to $910,41 Lfiflu, and that two thirds ot this enormous amount might be saved each year. A Strll.lii Katluiate. Tt is estimated that it would be nec essary to build about 1,000,003 miles of tnaoadumizod roads in the United States in order to have as good a sys tem as ia fonnd in several Europe t States. At $1000 a mils this would involve au outlay of $1,000,000,000, a pretty large sum. Rut it one-half ot the draft animals oould be dispensed with by the building of anon roads there would be an annual saving of $700,000,000 in the food bill. Conse quently if road bonds were issued bearing three percent, interest 0,000, 1)00 miles of macadamized road oould bo built without increasing the annual eipauaei one dollar. A New Zealayder has patented a (laid for marking cattle which will do away with the necessity 0f braudiu. The "Ivory" is a favorite shaving soap because it makes a profuse rich lather, which softens the beard to be removed and leaves the skin unharmed. It costs about one-fifth as much as the so-called shaving soaps and many who have used it for Ih'ts purpose for years, will not have any other. The vegetable oils of which Ivory So.ip is m;tde, fit It for many special usra for which other soaps are unsafe or unsatisfactory. ' coevaiGHT laea av ths ssocTin a gamble go Cincinnati NUTS AND DATES. The cultnra of tho pistnebe nut 13 likely to prove of very considerable value In California, Arizona and New Mexico. With the exception of the blme-consumed product of a few Iso lated trees, the entire quantity now used in this country Is imported und Its use is limited almost exclusively to Ice cream and confection flavoring, says the Scientific American. Along the Mediterranean, where the choicest walnuts and almonds are raised, the plstache Is considered tho very brst of all nuts for table use. It Is very nutritious and fattening and of a delicious flavor of Its own, aud should soon come to be a leading arti cle of Its kind in our markets. Mr. Bwlngle, who has been investigating foreign plants and fruits, perfected ar rangements by which some choice gra'ts will reach this country next spring. While able to withstand considera ble frost In winter, the date palm mqst have a very dry and exceedingly hot climate at the time of the ripening of the dntes. 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