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Tsifc' INDEPENDENT.
PI.YI1I0 i H,
INDIANA.
THE USEFUL DANANA.
"Iis L.cr:vr: mul 1'ulp Applied to 7'1'unr
In r poses.
: In. the 7est Indies the dried leaves
find prepared portions of tho stein are
tisfil ;;s juckin materials. Fresh
leaves nro used to shade young coffee
or i'fcoa seedlings in nursery beds und
to cover cocoa brans during fermenta
tion. The young unopened leaves are
so str.ceth ami .soft that they are used
as "dressing" for Misters. In India
the dried stalk of the plantain leaf is
used ::s a rough kind of twine and the
larger part:; are made into small boxes
for holding snuff, drus, etc.. says the
Philadelphia Kcennl.
In tin.- Malay peninsula the ash of the
leaf ant! leaf stalk is used instead of
so.;p or fuller's earth in washing
clothes, and a solution of the ash is
often Used as a salt in cooking. In tin?
Ia;ea Indies tho skin of the plantain
Is r.sed for blackening shoes. The juice
which Hows from all cut parts of the
banana is rich in tannin and of so
bhp-kening a nature that it m::y be
uv- 1 as inihlib'o marking ink. In
.lava the leaves of the "wax banana''
a:v covered on Urn underside with a
white po'.vder, which yields a valuable
kind of wax, the most valuable wax
.-bar. hard and whitish forming an
import:.. it article of traue. The ashes
of ;he 1 nves, stem an;l fruit rind are
employed in lienjral in many dyeing
lrc;cc-.-es. In Siani .1 cigarette wrap
per is made from the leaves.
rbr-. got from the stems of many is
I he ' .Manilla, hemp" of commerce,
which. lipids the chief place for making
white roi es and cordage. Old ropes
made from It form an excellent rope
inakiug material, much used In the
United States for stout packing papers.
The Manilla hemp Industry Is a largo
one. About ."0,000 tons of fibre, valued
at ::,M.,fK.n are annually exported
from the Philippine Islands. The
Manilla h-tnp plant is grown exelusivc
!y in tlie southeastern part of the Phil
Ippin s. ami ail attempts to prow It
elsewhere Lave failed. Many articles
are made from Manilla hemp mats,
ot.ls. hats, plaited work, lace hand
kerchiefs of the finest texture and vari
ous o.alities of paper. At Wohlau in
Swir.',. r':;nd an industry has been start
ed fo; making lace and materials for
ladies hats from it. 1'y a simple pro
cess ir is made into straw exactly re
senibliiig the fniest wlieat straw lor
plait''u'.
II.ro a i lau Conscience.
AtiiM:; th" Incidents of the late chol
'era visitation is one which revc.al. IIa
energy of conscience ami Its supremo
power hi the disciplined soul. A inn-
fi'-'.eiitl ms citizen livlnu not far from
Punal on had been In tho habit tor
years of otisnmlug a dried hemic: for
his Sunday morning breakfast. VI10
herring !id leeii lawfully inipor'ed, or
.:u,,g,,l"d,ln!o this hamlet of virtue and
revolutions, In order to th-hlo the up
je:lt( -a of juen who reside here I 1
,inorc.inlib missionary and multifari
ous ji -t, t loses, and was believed to be
free from the cholera ptium.
Whoa the b -aid of health forbade the
vw of fresh li-h, the sensitive con-
M-ienee of this Ii V a biding citizen put
'Imj fore ldin. In all lis ghastly nak'd
lies., Iii. question whether or lint tho
eating of the dried herring I i 1 not
ron within the spirit, if not the let
ter, or the law. Instead of seeking tho
ml vice of lawyers be asked nil affable
and learned member of the board of
health his opinion, and was positively
Informed that the Serins of the cholera
could net be tak'-n Into the system by
Mmply smelling.
Then upon he placed the dried and
ji nehmt fish upon his table every Sun
day morning ami smelt its pungent and
Ulh-Ioin odor until the tabu was re
moved. On the ha Pliening of that event
ho consumed it with evidences of the
wildest pint tony, and with the deepest
feelings of gratitude ho sat down and
nd dressed a memorial 1 the executive
jornridl asking that his name lie placed
on the roll of the ever-faithful patriots,
nhd Unit in distribution of tho next
periodical , series of "testimonials"
granted for eminent services to the re
public' hi name should not bo. forgotten.-Honolulu
Commercial Adver
tiser. I low the I 'a rlh IiOnpm Time.
' Tito explanation of Lord Kdvln's cs
1lm ite that the "set back" of the earth
In lb; dally rotation round its axis
amouitlM to twenty-two seconds per
eontury. is repotted to be that such
ret 0 rdat ion is owing to the friction
'aused by the tides, the latter acting as
xi brnk and wich action is calculated.
urcordlng to the same authority, to bo
equal In weight to sonn 100,(MIO p.-tis
-npplied on the equator. Other causes,
lie Mtys. have also to be taken into n
count, as, for example, the increase in
'the slz.o of the earth, due to the falling
oil It of meteoric dust, which, If depos
ited at lie rate of one foot in 4,000
'years, would produce the observed re
'tAnl.it ion by Itself. Kurt her, Mich n
"phenomenon as the annual growth and
moltln,; of tumw rind lee at the poles,
by rbstiactlng water from the other
parts of the ocean, introduces Irregular
ities into the problem, the abstraction
.accelerating the earth's motion, ami
-the moiling, by restoring the water,
retarding it.--I5ostoti Journal of Com
merce. ; Watch Dogs.
" "Next to i man In the house, there Is
no Mich protection against burglars ns
a dog. And some extremists value the
!oß highest for the position. Thieves
-themselves, who certainly know whoro
.of they speak, say that n laigo dog Is
etiot bo valuable t; a protector uk a small
one; that, while the first Is generally
friendly and unsuspicious, and comes
toward them readily, so that It may be
easily chloroformed, the little terrier,
for example, will bark his r.nmll heart
out at the least disturbance. There is
no coaxing this tiny, nervous creature
to them, lie will stand at a good dis
tance and call Iiis loudest for assistance.
Another consideration in keeping a dog
Is the expense. Not only is one of the
St. Pcrnard breed very much in the
way in most houses, but it is really
quite an important matter to supply
him with food enough. On the contrary,
a rat terrier should not be fed more
than once a day. ami has a limned ca
pacity for tho eatables which will dis
appear as if by magic before his larger
canine brethren. Hut a small dog is.
seriously, almost essential to the pro-
per guarding of the average Pome in
these lawless day:? of sneak thieves if
of nothing worse. New York Times.
Leander Is Out ol Date.
There are more ways of winnint
wife than there are of losing one.
Leamington lover has, however, discov-
orou a new one. J he object or ins af
fections admitted that she h id "walked
out" with his rival. 'Whereupon he
threw himself in a canal not very far.
but with the water up to his neck.
There he stood and swore that if she
did not promise to many him he would
go under. She hesitated, but, consider
ing how very damp he had gotten, at
last consented. The report does not
say that she embraced him on coming
to land. It was a bold step lor him to
take to the water, and one that, to
quote a somewhat similar instance.
might not have succeeded. A young
holy in charge of the captain of a 1.
U kj. iH'iii iiiiu niuMmi'ifliiii him 111 um
i pug dog. The latter fell overboard
and one of her swains instantly jumped i
after it into the sea
M'i., niiiAi. 11 1
J. llv Villi I V v
lined himself to leaning over the side
and crying: "Poor doggie!'' When the
rescuer came on board dripping, the
young lady turned to the captain and
asked him which of her two lovers, af
ter such an incident, he would recom
mend her to take. He was a practical
man, and replied: "Take the dry one."
which she accordingly did. The only
instance of a wet lover being appreciat
ed was that of Leander. Philadelphia
Times.
IWonarctm of Old.
Alphonso VI. of I.eon and Castile wa::
the P.rave on account of his knightly
daring. The same title was given to
Mphonso IV. of Portugal.
Peter I. of Portugal was known as
the Severe, on account ot the morel-les.-ness
with which be put down sev
eral attempts at insurrection.
Henry II. of Frame was entitled the
P.elllcose. lie was an exceedingly war
like king and eonst:intly engaged in
campaigning against his neighbors.
I'dwnrd VI. of I'ngkuid was the
Pious on account of his personal char
acter. Also l!rio IX. of Swedei. Kniest
I. of fJotha and Itnbert of I'ran.ee.
Frederick II. of Prussia, known as
the t.'reat, was also styled the Philoso
pher, from his love of tho philosophy
and arts of the French encyclopedic
school. Leo VI,, emperor of the cast,
was also so called because of Ids love
of abstract "-peculation.
latyiiil a .la panose (.'aide.
There seems to be lilt 1? that the
plucky Japanese cannot take hold of
and handle successfully, but wo con
fess our surprise at Unding them
ready to undertake entile laying. It Is
stated that they have bought Ni Knots
of submarine cable to connect Japan
with Formosi and are going to lay It
themselves. '1 he next thing they will
do will be to manufacture the cable
Itself and supply the whole Lastern
world. When the time comes for con
necting Asia with America, by direct
cable the alert and energetic Japanesu
may want to do some more cable work,
and judging front present indications
they are far more likely to be "In It"
than Americans are. Somehow our
cable manufacturers, admirable as are
their products, never go down to deep
sea work'.
An A wlut Uccoid.
An old man In Lnglaml was sent to
prison for four months for petty steal
ing whose record, the Judge who sen
tenced him said, "Is one of tho most
awful pieces of rending that h:is ever
come to my notice." In lsil'j he was
sent to Jail for three years for steal
ing two tame rabbits; he then got seven
years for stealing live shillings and a
shawl; then ten years, with seven
years' police supervision, for stealing
three ducks, and llnally consecutive
sentences of live Years each on three
charges of stealing n coat, a pair of
reins, ami a shovel, with another seven
years' police supervision. In all. thir
ty live years of penal servitude for six
thefts of objects whose value amounted
to a few dollars.
MoM'ow's Jllg T icatcr I'ndcrmiticd.
Moscow's Imperial Theater, one of
the largest in the world, came near
- !.. A I IM... 1 ..... .1 Äl .
collapsing recently. i ue mini nwoui
it Inning beey drained, tho plies on
which the theater Is built were exposed
to the air and rotted away, but solid
stone foundations are being placed un
der it. so that It may be ready for the
coronation festivities next spring.
VcHpiiciu' Voynjre to Amrrlm.
The tleographhal Society of Flor
ence will celebate In IS'.is the -looth an
niversary of Americas Vespuclus voy
age of discovery and will Invite all the
geographical societies In the world to
take part In the festivities. There Is
to b an exhibition of olJ'cts relating
( iliosi.i vnviieoM iiiwliitll... Hum.. Him.
the uurelV.ng of a monument.
Fat men would not look so bad If
they were fat all over, but they are
fat nil lu om pbtce.
. 1 a
1 he only way to punish a woman
to mako her mad; you don t car tl
say anything back,
TALMAGE'S SEEMON.
HE PREACHES ON THE RETURN
OF THE PRODIGAL.
New I.iht- on n l'a:u it i.ir Story The
Kichcst King liver Flashed on the
Vision Ir That Wliieii (lur l'uthcr
Puts on a Forgiven Soul.
A Ittiu:; on His Hatid.
In Iiis sermon Sand.iy Ki-v. Dr. Tal
mase look ler his subject the return of
the prodigal sm. The tt't chosen vv::s
Luke xv., J"J, "rut a ring ; his hand."
I will not rehearse the f-uniliur story of
the fast young man of the parahle. Yen i
know what a splendid home ho left. You
know what a hard time he had. And ymi
remember how after that s as:n of vaga
bondage and prodigality he resolved to go
and weep out his sorrows on the bo-Join of
parental fergivem ss. Well, there is tri eat
excitement one day in front of the door of
the old farmhouse. The servants eonie
rushing up and say: "What's the mat
ter.' What is the mattet : lut hobr
tu.y quitt. arrVe tin old 1nr.11 dies out
Put a ring on his hand." What a
seeming absurdity! What can such a
wretched mendicant as tins fellow that
is traaipimr on toward the houe want
with a ringV Oh. lie is the prodigal son.
"o more tending of tho swim trough!
No more hinging for the pods of the cm!
tree! No more blistered feet! Oil" with
the rags! On with the rohe! Out with
the ring! liven so does Hod receive ev
ery m:' of us when wo com back. There
nie gold rings, and p-arl rings, and
emerald rings, and diamond rings, but
the richest ling that ever li.ished on tin
vision is that which our Father puts up.jii
a forgiven soul.
I know that the impression is aluoad
among some people thr.t religion hemcaus
and belittles a man: hat it takes all the
sparkle out of his sou:; hat he has to e.-
! 1 ; . f -
cnauge a ro so-ni.- u ... penocnee u-r an
ecclesiastical stranjacKci. .ei su. t neu
a man becomes a Christian, he does not
go down; he starts upward. Keligion
multiplies 1 by Iimkmi. Nay, the multi
plier is in infinity. It is not a Hotting
out; it is a polishing, it is an arborescence,
it is an eliloresceiice, it is an irradiation.
When a man comes into the kingdom of
(od, he is not sent into a menial service,
but the Lord (Iod Almighty from ihe pal
aces of heaven calls upon the messenger
nngols that wait upon the throne to tiy
and "put a ring on his hand." In Christ
are the largest liberty, and brightest joy,
mid highest honor, and richest alorn
Uicnt. "Put n ring on his haml."
A King of Adopt ion.
I remark, in the first place, that when
Christ receives a soul into his love he puts
uin him the ring of adoption. While in
my church in Philadelphia there came tic
representative of (he Howard mission 01
New York, lie brought with him eight
or ten children of the street that he had
picked up. and he was trying lo find for
them Christian homes, and as the little
ones stood on the pulpit and sang our
hearts melted within us. At the close of
tin services a greathc:irted ucjilthy man
came up and said, "I'll tale (his little
bright -eyed girl, and I'll adopt her as one
of my own children." And he took In r
by the hand, lilted her into his enrriage
und went away.
The next day, while we were ill the
church gathering up garments for the peer
of New York, this lulle child canie hack
with a bundle under her 111111, and she
said: "There's my old ilres. I'eihnps
Solln Of the pool child nil Would like to
have it." while she herself wa in Inigiil
und beautiful array, and those who mope
i 111 im dialely examined In r said s!io had a
ring on her hand. It was a riiix of adop
tion. There are a great many p rsons who
pride themselves on their aiefslry. and
they gh.ry 01 er the 10,1 a I blood dial pours
tiiriuitfli their arb ries. In tin if hue there
was a lord, or a dnUc. 01 a prime minister,
or a kiic;. Pout when the Lord, our
l'allu r, puis upon us tln ring of Lis adop
tion We hccoiiie the children of Ihe Killer
of all nations. "Ih-hoh! wh:ii maimer of
love the Father hath bestowed upon us
that We should le culled the sons of 4 iod."
It maHeis not how poor our garments
may be in this world., or how scant our
bread, or how mean the hut we live in, if
we have that ring of Christ's adoption
upon our hand, we are assured of eternal
defenses.
Adopt d! Why, ihen, we are brothers
mul sisters to all the good of earth and
heaven! We have the family name, tho
family dress, the family keys, the family
wardrobe. The Father looks after us,
robes jis ejefends us, blesses cs. We have
royal blood in our veins, and there are
crowns in our line. 1 f we are his children,
then princes and princesses. It is only a
question of time when wo get oar coronet.
Adopted! Then we have the family se
crets. "The secret of tin Lord is With
them that fear him." Adopted! Then
we have the family inherita-ieo, and hi
tho day when our Father shall divide the
riches of heaven we shall I ;ke our share
of the mansions and palaces and temples.
Henceforth let us boast no more of an
earthly ancestry The insignia of otornul
glory i our coat of -trim. This ring of
adoption puts upon ma all honor and all
privilege. Now wo can take the words of
Lliarlea Y esley, that prince of hyma-
j Uli,!,,r. "d ii'g':
Come, let us join our friends above
Who have obtained the prize,
And on the eagle wings of love
To joy celestial rise
"Let nil the saints terrestrin! sing
With those to glory gone,
For nil the servants of our King
In 'heaven mid eaith are one."
I liuvo been told that when any of tho
members of any of the great secret socio-
, ... (.lllllfrv .ir distant eitv
I tlU(, nn, , Jny UjH( of trouble and uro et
, ,, i,y enemies they have only to give a
certain signal, and tho members of that
organization will Hook n round for defense.
And when any man belongs to this great
Christian brotherhood, if lie gets in trou
ble, in trial, in persecution, in temptation,
lie has only to show this ring of Christ's
adoption, und till the iirmed cohort of
heaven will come to his rescue.
A Marrluuc Klntr.
Still further, when Christ tako n soul
into his love, he puts upon it a marriage
ring. Now, that Is not a whim of mine
llosoa II., 1'.. "I will bet roll, thee unto
forever-yea, I will betroth thee unto
; " "l rigliteousness, am I in JUUgmont.
and in loving kindness, nnd in mercies,
At the wedding altar the bridegroom puts
n ring upon the hand of tho bride, signi
fying love and faithfulness. Trouble may
come upon the household, and the carpets
uiny go, the pictures may go, the piano
may go everything else may go. 1 lie last
Uftilj 11' M I J Ulli I. li Illtl III nt,
. tJJ -thnt ',M iH 1mt rllR fop
, -ronidored sai red. In tho burial hour
I , B withdrawn from the? hauJ and kept
In fl c.iskrt, nnd omrtines tin box i
opened on an r.nniv r:iry dsy. and as you
look at that ring you sec un '' r its snvh a
l"iig procession of precious memories.
Willi in tile p.!. lea circle of that ring there
is room for a thousand s-.veor recollection.
to revolve, and you think of tin great con
trast between the hour when, at the close
of the "Wedding March." under the Slash
ing bub's and amid ill" arcir.a of orange I
blossoms, yea set that ring on the round j
linger of the pkiinn hai.d. and that hour I
when, at the c! is of the exhaustive
watching, when you knew that the seid t
had tied, you tool; fr an the hand, which
gave back no iesponsie clasp, from that
emaciated ting r. the riüjT that she had
worn so long am! so well.
:i some a uivcrsa ry !ay you take no
that ring, and you nj olish It until all the
old luster comes hack, and jou can see in
it the a" ash of eyes that hmvr ago ceased
to weep. Oil. it is not j:i unmeaniag
thing when I tell y.ai that when Christ
receives a soul into his keeping he puts
on it a marriage ring! lie endows you
from that moment with all his wealth.
Von are one Christ and the soul --one in
sympathy, one in affection, one in hope.
There is no powi r on earth r heil to ef
fect a divorceni' nt after Christ and the
soul are united. Cither kings have turned
out their companions when they got
weary of them and sent them adrift from
the palace gate. Ahasucrus banished
ashti. Napoleon forsnok Josephine, but
Christ is the husband that is true for
ever. Having loved you once, he loves
you to the end. Did they not try to di
vorce Margaret, tho Scotch girl, from
Jesus? 'lhey said: "Vmi must give up
jour religion." She said: "I can't give
up my religion." And so they took hi r
down to the be.-i' Ii of the sea, and tiiey
drove in a stake at low water mark, and
they fastened her to it, "xpeeting that as
the tide came up her faith would fall.
Tlii tide be.i;:m to rise avd cone up higher
ami highfer. and to th" girdle, and to tho
lip. and in the last mo nen!. just as tie
wave was washing he. sul- into fclory,
sin shouted the praise:; of Jesus
C h. no, j ou caaont separate u soul from
Christ! It is at. everlasting marriage.
Lattle am.' ctorai and darkness cannot do
it. It is too much exultation for a man,
who is but dust and ashes like myself, to
cry out this moment, "I am persuaded
that neither height nor depth nor princi
palities nor powers nor things present,
nor things to come, nor any other creature
shall separate nie from the love of Cod
which is in Christ Jesus, my Lord!"
(.lory be to (hd that when Christ and
the soul are married thoj- are bound by
a chain, a golden chain, if I might say
so-a chain witn one link, and that one
link the golden ring of Clod's everlasting
love.
A liti- of Festivity.
I go a step fuiiher and tell you that
when Christ receives a soul into his love
he puts on him the ring of festivity. Von
know that it has been tin custom in ail
jiges to bestow rings on very happy occa
sions. There is nothing mole appropriate
for a birthday gift than a ring You de
liuht to bestow stu h a gift upon your chil
dren at such a time. It means joy. hilar
ity, festivity. Well, when this old man of
the text wanted to tell how glad he was
that his boy had got back, tie expressed if
in this way. Actually, before he ordered
sandals to be put on his bare feet, before
he ordered the failed calf to be killed to
appease the boy's hunger, lie commanded,
"Put a ring on his haml."
th, it is a merry time whin Christ and
the soul are united! Joy of forgiveness!
What a sph ndi l thing it is to !' el ti nt all
is right between my (Sod ami myself.
What a glorious thing it is to have Cod
jus lake up all the niiis .f my life and
put them in one bundle, ami then lliug
thelil into the depths of the kcu, llevci to
rise auain. iiev.-r to U talked of aain.
Foliation all gone; ilarkiics all iilcmiiied;
(Sod reconciled: t he prodigal home! "Fut
a ring on his hand!'' '
Kvcry day I lind happy bristian peo
ple. I find some of them viith no second
coat, some of them in huts and tenement
hottsi s, imt ope earthly mm fort alToriloi!
tin in. and yet they are as happy as happy
can be. They sin,? "Uock of Ages" as no
ollief people ill the o! ! sing it. They
never wore any jewelry in their life but
one gold ring, and lint was the ring. I'
(Sod's umljlng affection. (Mi. how happy
religion makes us! Iid it make ,u
gloomy and sad? IMd oii go with your
head cast down? I do not think you got
religion, my brother. That is not the
effect of rei'gioli. True religion is a joy.
"I ler ways are ways of ph as.intuess, and
all her paths are peace."
Why, religion lighbns all our burdens:
it smooths all our way: it interprets all
our sorrows, it changes the jar of earthly
discoid for the peal of festal bells. In
front of the Uaniing furnace of trial it sets
the forgo on which secpicrs are hammered
. m i i m .. ti.:., i
Olli. lOlil'l .1 Oll I IIe IUI-, IIIMll Ml
come up from tho swine feeding ami try
this religion. All the joys of heaven
would come out and moot yon. and (Sod
would cry from the thru ne, "l'ut a ring
on his hand!"
Uncertainly fr AMiirutice.
You are not happy. I see it. There is
no peace, and sometimes you laugh when
you feel a great deal more like crying.
The world is a cheat. It first wears jo,t
down with its follies; then it kicks you
tut into darkness. It comes back from
the massacre of L(KM),tMMi moiiIs ty attempt
the destruction of your soul to-day. No
peace out of ( Sod, but lo re is the fountain
that can shake the thirst. Here is the
harbor where you can drop safe anchor
age. Would you not like, 1 ask you -not per
functorily, but as one brother might talk
to another-would ym. not like to have n
pillow of rest to put your head on? And
would you not bk. when you retire at
night, to feel that all is well, whether you
wake up to-morrow morning nt (I o'clock
or sleep the sleep that knows no waking?
Would you not like to exchange this awful
uncertainty about the future for a glori
ous assurance of Inaven? Accept of the
Lord Jesus to day and all is well. If on
you way home some peril should cross the
street and dash your life out. it would not
hurt you. You would rise up immediately.
Voll Would stand in Ihe celestial streets.
You Would bo timid the great throng that
forever worship and uro forever happy.
If ihis night Home sudden disease should
come upon you, it would not frighten you.
If you knew you were going, you could
give a calm farewell to your beautiful
homo on earth and know that you are go
ing right into the companionship of those
who have already got bejond tin toiling
ami the weeping.
Vmi feel on Saturday night different
from the way you feel any other night of
the week. Von come homo from the bank,
or the store, or the ollice and you say,
"Well, now my week's work is done, and
to-morrow is Sunday." It is a pleasant
thought. There are refreshments and re
construction in the very idea. Oh, how
pleasant it will be if. when we get through
the day of life, ami we go and lie down
iu our bid of dust, we can reulixe, "Well,
new the work ii rd! (rw nn.l to -mnrrc4
is Sunday an everlasting Sunday."
"Oh. w I on. thou city of my Cod,
Shall I thy c.e.irts ascend.
Win-re congrgatiotis ne'er break uj
And Sabbaths have no end'.'"
There ;ir people in this house to-day
who ar- very m ;:r .v , jernal world. If
you are Christians. I hid you be ot good
cheer. Hear with you our coiigratr.lat.oiH
t" the 1. right city. Aged men. who v. ill
:o.,n be gi.a. take with v.. a our h.ve for
our kindred in the better laid, a::d when
Jou see then tell lin;u that we are sij.m
comin-. Only a few more sermons to
preach and luar; only a few m,Te heart
aches; ,,:dy a few more toils; onlv a few
inoretiars A ml iVn what an entrance.
:ng spectacle will open before us!
"Heautifu! heaven, where all is light;
1 tea mi ful angels, clothed in white;
I lea nli ful i trains that never lire.
LVauliful harps through all the choir;
Then shall I join the horns sweet.
Worshiping at the Saviors feet."
And so I approach jou now with a gen
eral invitation, not picking out here ami
liiere a man. or here and there a woman,
or here and llu re a chiid. but giving you
an unlimited invitation, saving. ""Come,
for all things are now ready." We invite
jou to the we. rm heart of Christ and the
inciosuiv of the Christian Church. I
know a great many think that the church
does mt amount to much; thai it is obso
lete; that it did its work and is gone now,
so far as all usefulness is concerned. It
is the happiest place I have ever been iu
except my own inane.
The ne Test.
I know there are some people who say
they are Christians who seem to get along
without any help from others, and who
culture solitary ph ty. They do not want
any onlimtn-es. I do not belong p that
class. I cannot get ah e.g without them.
There are so tn.-mj- things in this world
that take my attention from (Soil and
Christ and heaven that I want all the
helps of all the symbols and of all the
Christian asso-iatiotus, und I want around
about me a solid phalanx of men who love
(Sod and keep ins euinniandments. Are
there any here who would like to enter
into that association? Then by a simple,
childlike fnilh. apply fi r admission into
the visible church, and you will be re
ceived, questions asked about your
past history or preseut si-rmundings.
(July one test do you love J sits?
liaptisni does not amount to anything,
say a great many people, but tho Lord
Jesus declared. "lie that believeth ami '
baptized slcdl be saved." putting baptism
and faith r.ide bj- side. .And an a post h
declares. "Ilepont and be baptized every
one of you." 1 do not stickle for any par
ticular mode of baptism, but I put gnat
emphasis on the fact that Jou ought to be
baptized, yet no more emphasis than the
Lord Jesus Christ, the great Head of the
church, toils upon jt
Some of vmi hate been thinking on this
subject year after year. Vmi have f.. und
out that this world is a poor portion. You
want lo he Christians. Voi have come
almost into the kingdom of ( Sod. but there
you stop, forgetful of the fact that to be
almost saved is not to bo saved at all. ( Hi,
my brother, aller having come so near lo
the door of mercy, il you turn ba k. you
will never come at all. . fur all ymi have
heard of the geodnes.s of Jod. if you turn
away and die, il will not be because you
did not have a good oMVr.
"Cod's fpirit will not always si rive
Willi hardened, sef-destroj ing mail.
Ye V ho persist his oe to grieve
.May never hear his mice again."
.May t Sol Almighty this hour move upon
your soul und bring j on l. tek I rem Ihe
husks of the wilderness io the Lather's
house, and set jou al ihe bainptct, and
"put a ring on jmir hand."
Family Tidde.
The following Mory Is told of the visit
of Albert IMw.ir.l, Prince of Walen, in
the West when he was a hid. The
royal parly of tourists were entertained
by .Mr. P.lank on his ranch, lie was
naturally anxious that they should
fully enjoy the sport of the iicl-;!ibo;--
hood. A hshlng excursion as nrran r-
ed for one day, and a gruff old farmer
promised that his nephew would pro
vide nan nip - ine i.ngiisnuu'ii, ' or
whose rank he wa.s ignorant.
.Mr. 111. ink. It Is said, sent for him the
previous evening, and anxiously hundr
ed:
"Has your nephew brought the bait'"
"No."
"We want il by daylight."
"You'll hev it," calmly replied the old
man.
"This Is a matter of great Importance.
Are you sure that we ithall have It?"
"IMdn't Jabcz give you his wortlV
"Put how do I know he'll keep il V"
said the uneasy host.
"How do ye know':" said the farmer,
sternly. "P.eeause he's a Pratt. None
of the Praths ever was known to toll a
lie, an' 1 reckon .labe. Isn't n-gnln to
break the record." and he tramped off.
"Von must pardon the ohl man, your
Crace," Mr. Plank said, turning to the
Duke of Newcastle, who was standing
near by. "He does not know who you
are."
"Pardon him? J call that very fl::el
Why should not t".ie Pratts be proud of
their honest blood, as well as the Pel-'hain-Clintons."
this own family).
The daylight brought Jabe. and the
bait.
In one of the noble houses of L'ngland
a delh-ate glass vase, called "the Luck
of Kden hall," has been preserved with
scrupulous care for centuries In conse
quence of a legend that when It Is
broken the family to which It bdong.i
will perish also from among men
If every American family cherished,
like the Pralls, a faith In the truth, or
honesty, or piety of their ancestors with
a rcsoivo like Jabe.. "never to break
the record." what a lightening and up
lifting of our social life would follow!
Descendants of Dante.
A descendant of the famous poev
Danle, Count Dante Serego-AUghlcro,
the mayor of Venice, died recently at
bis vllhi (Sargagnano, near Verona, tits
family descends from the author or "La
Dlvlna Comedia" on the female side on
ly. The last male descendant or Dante,
Pletro di Dante, died In the year l."l7.
His daughter was married to a Count
Serego, of Verona, and be obtained tho
light to mid his family name to that of
bis wife. The family of Sorego-AIIg.
hleri Is very numerous nnd wealthy, and
most of Its members live in the prof
I nee of Vcuezla.
Thoroughly Tntroduco 1.
Mr. Di-r.irli was not only ' aid o her
husband, bat so proud of Inrn that the
oi'io'i in:: de Iiini ridiculous by indulging
in the must ful.-nnie tlattcry in his
presence. On one occasion, however,
i,f iaugii turned against a listener who
"had previously been only too ready to
guy" he.- conjugal fondness.
One nigh!, after dinner, she s.iid to
her "gnosis, a number of young men,
"Would you li!e to go ami :ee tho room
where Di.z.j' wrote 'Coningsby V" '
They all exprossi-d an exaggerated in
terest in t'.ie sacred spot, and were odl
to go upstairs and enter a certain door.'
A genuine scamper ensued, the men
rushing togeihor upstairs, with Ceorgo
Smythe. a familiar friend of the fam
ily, leading the way.
Lverybodv- was roaring with laugh
ter, and Smythe burst into the wrong
ri'iun, which was quite dark. The oth
ers heard a splash. :i crv and then out
came their header, wet and dripping.
He had fallen into -Dizzy's' bath, ami
it only remained for him to present him
self in his drenched condition before
Mrs. Disraeli.
"Well." said she. placidly, "did you
see the room where 'Coningsby was
b.;nV
"I know nothing about the place of
his birth." said Smythe. ruefully, "but
I have been in the room win -re lie was
probably baptized."
Legal Punning.
We do net mean punning which is
legal - for there is in pun which the
law au:!sori;:es but punning by mem
bers of the profession which culls itself
legal. It is credited by the Croon Pag
to Vice-Chancellor Koborison, of New
York.
The chancellor was listening patient
ly at chambers to an argumentative
oontlict over the amount of a fee claim
ed by a counsel. At the dose of the
contention, he remarked:
"Let me have jour papers and the
nitida vits of the expert, and I will set?
what is feasible as to the fee, and will
endeavor to see my way to a just solu
tion between the contention on the one
side that the fee is a phenomenal one,
and on the other side that there tdiouhl
not be a nominal fee."
Sooner or later a neglected Cold will
develop a constant eon-!,, shortness of
breath, failing strength, and wasting of
lies!), all symptomatic (,f some serious
Lung affection, which maj be avoided or
palliar-.! by using h, thne'Dr. D. Jayne's
Lxpeetoranf.
Joke on Him.
"Those jokes about the voting man
slaying m Lite." romnrkeil Chollie at
11 :ös i. m.. "make nie tired."
"Dear nie!" sai.l Maud I Mi t lt. "I hod
an idea ymi never got tired." Indian
apolis Journal.
Py using Hall's Hair llciiewer. gr.iy,
faded, or dis-o!oie hair iis,mics the mit
ura I color of youth, and grows Invariant
and slrony, pleasing cvorbody.
P.tlls!te iTUs-dail blue comes from
riislug horses' hoofs with Impure po
L n Is from the ore cinnabar.
Piso'n IJeinedy for CaPirrli gives immo.
bate v, .lief, alhtjs inil.imm.it hui, restores
last ami miiicII, heals th sores anj cures
I he disease.
Many a supposed giant has turned out
to lie onlv a shadow.
San iparilla h.vs over and over again proved
itself the bist hl ol purilier medical sci
ence has ever prod need. P. cure-, w hen otli r
liiedkanes utter y fail. Its jeeord is une
fjuale I in the hi-lory of medicine. Its su'
icss is base I u; on Us intrinsic-merit. Hood's
Sarsaparilia
Is the One True ll'oo! I'uriller.
Hrrwl V Iiillc "re easy to til-.e. tnild. of
rlOOCl b I IIIS ifctlw. All druggists. g.'A.
KNOWLEDGE
Tiring comfort and improvement and
loads tu personal enjoyment when
rightly used. The many, who live let
ter than others and enjoy life more, w ith
less expenditure, ly more promptly
adapting the world's liest products to
thc'neeils of physical being", will attest
the valuo to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in tho
remedy, Svrup of Figs.
Its excellence is duo to its presenting
!n the form most acceptable ami plcas-
i nut to the taste, the refreshing nnd truly
! beneficial properties of a perfect lax-
; ntive; effectually cleansing the nystem,
i. ti i
uisju'llitig cold, iicnuiu-iicrt una levers
nnd permanently curing; constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions ami
met with the approval of the medical
profession, leeaue it acts oti the Kid
neys, Liver and ltowcls without weak
ening them ami it is perfectly free from
every objectionable nub-dance.
Syrup of Figs is for fale bv all drug
gists in f0c mii1 $1 bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig; fyrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Fig,
und hein well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if otlcrcd.
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