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fev. T. DeWitt 'blg gain in
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orf edomptloa.
" The following discourse was deliv
eyed by Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage to a
large coaregat~on assembled to wel
come him back to his own pulpit. His
text was:
Chrstis all sa i all.---Coloelsa lL, 11.
Returned after the most eventful
summer of my life, I must shortly, and
as soon as I recover from the sea voy
age, give you an account of our mission
of bread to famine-struck Russia, and
of my preaching tour through Ger.
many, England, Scotland and Ireland;
but my first sermon on reaching here
mCht be a hosanna of gratitude to a
Christ, and from the text I have chosen ~
I have found that the greatest name in
the Ocean-shipping, and from Liverpool
to Moscow, and from Moscow to Lon. t
don and Edinburgh and Belfast and
Dublin, is Jesus.
Every age of the world has had its i
historians, its philosophers, its artists,
its thinkers, and its teachers. Were e1
there histories to be written, there has E
always been a Moses, or a Herodotus, b
of a Xenophon, or a Josephus to write at
them. Were there poems to be con
structed, there has always been a Job a
or a Homer to construct them. Were nl
there thrones, lustrous and powerful, d
to be lifted, there has always been a J
David or a Cesar to raise them. Were th
there teachers demanded for intel- s
leet and the hearts, there has been a th
Socrates and a Zeno and a Cleanthes I
and a Marcus Antonius coming forth th
on the grand and glorious mission. th
Every age of. the world has had its an
triumphs of reason and morality. shi
There has not been a single age of the lo1
world which has not had some decided me
system of religion. The Platonism, I
Orientalism, Stoicism, Brahminism and thi
Buddhism, considering the ages in p"
which they were established, were not Ma
lacking in ingenuity and force. Now, w'
in this line of beneficent institutions ani
and of noble men, there appeared a and
personage more wonderful than any ceI
predecessor. He came from a family ail
without any royal or arlstocratic pre- tio
tension. He became a Galilean me- and
chanic. He had no advantage from the
the schools. There were p met
ple beside Him day after day who hadpo
no idea that lie was going to be any- The
thing remarkable or do anything re- the
markable. Yet, notwithstanding all sae
this, and without any title, or scholar- disti
ly profession, or flaming rhetoric, He war
startled the world with the strangest evas
announcements, ran in collision with and
solemn priest and proud ruler. and char
with a voice that rang through temple in tL
and palace and over ship's deck, and and
mountain top, exclaimed: "I am the Bec
lightof the world!" Men were taken the
all aback at the idea that that hand, temp
yet hard from the use of the axe, the swall
saw, the ad.e, and hatchet, should er a
wave the scepter of authority, and that '
upon that brow, from which they had true
so often seen Him wipe the sweat of a
toll, there would yet come the crown prove
of unparalleled splendor and of uni- atten
versal dominion. We all know how boun
difficult it is to think that anybody men
who was at school with us in boyhood ask
has got to be anything great or famous Heav
and no wonder that those who had soul.
been boys with Christ in the streets of merel
Nazareth and seen Him in after years resou
in the days of His complete obscurity, of ti
should have been very slow toacknowl- ethere
edge Christ's wonderful mission. tion, I
I remark, in the first place, Christ is prese
everything in the Bible. I do not care and t
where I open the Bible I find Jesus. ing th
In whatever path I start I come, after time, i
awhile, to the Bethlehem manger. I Theo
go back to the old dispensation and see who c
a lamb on the altar, and say: "Behold lats. T
the Lamb of God, which taketh away or fier
the sins of the world!" Then I go and They c
see the manna provided for the Israel- mtead
ties in the wilderness, and say: "Jesus, the it
the bread of life." Then I look at the they de
rock which was smitten by the proph- for the
et's rod, and as the water gashes out, I the wh
say: "It is Jesus, the fountain, opened the di
for sin and uncleanness." I go back Theyco
and look at the writings of Job, and time of
hear him exclaim: "I know that my nals fo
Redeemer liveth." Then I go to Ezekiel hre de
and find Christ presented there as "a all othe
lant of renown;" and then I turn over broad
.~sr dh, and Christ is spoken of "as a may I
sheep before her nshearers." It is so mu
Jesus all the way between G(enesis and £eld-pie
Malachi. Then I turn over to the New of dispi
Testament, and it is Christ in the victory,
parable, i. is Christ in the miracle, it is ened wi
Christ in the evangelist's story, it is rent wit
Christ in the apostles' epistles, td it is care ah
SChrist in the trumpet peal of the Jesus C
Apoealypee. I know there are a grat mencon
many people who do not ind Christ i." nemir
the Bible. Here is a man who studies ments a
the Bible asa hirlan. Well, if you of the s
some as a hiateriha,yc will And in I have
this book how the world was made, who go
how the seas fled to their champie
bow empires wee estab- logica l
Show s tr fought with logiCal
atloUa, Javelin triagirng against y.
barbsgeo, until the earth was ghastly the omly
wiht atdesd. Yes will t t orteck soe
atbrnanrtm s, the 5r6mph Ot eon- of the Be
qnmnasd the word turmed upside than all
doa dbCk agarspin sad down aj."Blesse
.1.15 and esaured with great agernnof my hand.
'aiths a smni tempest, sad batte 1,t" 1
It b wendrful hnltasy, pattg~ word as a
tb bJe a lletmeia the aceumaso ac ear
its aesinl, sad  the stperaos r modely
smC aeserd.. Romer,am They. Thee
didu, and Gibborn eul ake aust Gdd's irul
etawis otOe littleOv · t but it ta0k WUeleae
SMes. to tell how thie eagvems a eiasg a
rnd toghv the histry ohea5ds of light Of i
pess upse two leaves Jesus the I
TLsa others who seem to time wosL T
mbh m'a swthqiqtaus. If yea ies table
3n#maanrtioarise yeo w1i bth a time, ti p
snse amjnY odd Wai in to ae *Tte rranntlsi,
pecniautls of me as rd. tees alarmqr
rimg sad c bohria pselibiltlesL , fee ea en
e.Sets aust Irles sw ata g T m roise in
pagqs****** 79W vra Sads me at reaj be
rHYNG. mail, ad javelins an engines of war,
and eireamrallation, and encampments.
If you look for peculiar musical instrn
1 Again in ments, you will find psalteries and
Sshbigionoths, and rams' horns. The an
tiquarian will find in the Bible curios
I rsita- ities in agriculture, and in commerce,
ma ad and in art, and in religion, that will
lax keep him absorbed a great while.
There are those who come to the Bible
as you would to a cabinet of curiosities,
as deliv- and you pick up this and say: "What a
age to a strange sword this is!" and "What a
ed to wel peculiar hat this is!"' and "What an un
looked-for lamp that is!" and the Bible
lpt H to such becomes a British museum.
11L, 1. Then there are others who find
eventful nothing in the Bible but poetry. Well,
ortly, and if you come as a poet, you will find in
sea voy- this book faultless rhythm, and bold I
r mission imagery, and startling antithesis, and
ssia, and rapturous lyric, and sweet pastoral,
ugh Ger- and instructive narrative, and devo
I Ireland; tional psalm; thoughts expressed in a h
hing here style more solemn than that of Mont- I
ititude to gomery, more bold than that of Milton, I
we chosen more terrible than that of Dante, more
t name in natural than that of Wordsworth, more d
Liverpool impassioned than that of Pollock, more I
r to on- tender than that of Cowper, more weird a
Ifast and than that of Spenser. This great poem 1
brings all the gems of the earth into xr
I had its its coronet, and it weaves the flames e
a artists, of judgment in its garland, and pours ii
a. Were eternal harmonies in its rhythm. h
here has Everything this book touches it makes i
,rodotus, beautiful, from the plain stones of the fa
to write summer threshing-floor, and the daugh- oa
be con- ters of Nahor fillingothe trough for the ea
en a Job camels, and the fish pcols of HIeshbon, Je
u Were up to the Psalmist praising God with I
owerful, diapason of storm and whirlwind, and -
been a Job leading forth Orion, Areturus and ti
i. Were the Pleiades. It is a wonderful poem; TI
r intel- and a great many people read it as of
been a they do Thomas Moore's "Lalls -1
eanthes "Rookh" and Walter Scott's "Lady of it
,g forth the Lake" and Tennyson's "Charge of we
Mission. the Light Brigade." They sit dowp cry
had its and are so absorbed in looking at the I
orality. shells on the shore that they forget to tre
of the look off on the great ocean of God's mi
decided mercy and salvation.
tnis, Then there are others who come to all
mm and this book as skeptics. They marshal
ges in passage against passage, and try to get
Snot Matthew and Luke in a quarrel, and the
Now, would have a discrepancy bstween Paul are
tutions and James say about faith and works. for
red a and they try the account of Moses con- one
n any cerning the creation by modern deci- toe
family ions in science, and resolve in all ques- and
b pr- tions between the scientific explorer the
n me- and the inspired writer they will give dos
from the preference to the geologist, These "TI
peo- men, these spiders, I will say-suck The
6 had poison out of the sweetest flowers. go
any. They fatten their infidelity upon and
the truths which have led thou- the
ig all snds to Heaven, and in their Ali
holar- distorted vision prophet seems to com
ic, He war with prophet, and evangelist with tho
Ingest evangelist, and apostle with apostle; pain
with and if they can find some bad trait of blee
and character in a man of God mentioned and
ample in that Bible, these carrion crows caw ng
, and nd flap their wings over the carass. be
i the Beeause they can not understand how thro:
taken the whale swallowed Jonah, they at- fce
hand, tempt the more wonderful feat of did
C, the swallowing the monster whale of mod
ould ern skepticism. They do not believe it o
tht ueasible that the Bible story should be in all
had true which says that the dumb demp
t of ass spake, while they themselves
,wn prove the thing possible by their own
uni- tterances. I am amused beyond t
how bounds when I hear one of these Wto
ody men talking about a future life. Just stool
hood ask a man who rejects that Bible what lake.
ons: Heaven is and Lear him befog your th
had soul. He will tell you that Heaven is
t of merely the development of the internal tra
eas resources of a man; it is an efflorescence tack
rity, of the dynamic forces into a state of the
owl- ethereal and transcendental lucubra- every
tion, in close juxtaposition to the ever
It is present "was," and the great "to be," ones,
care and the everlasting "No." Consider
as. ing themselves wise, they are fools for this
fter time, fools for eternity. clods
I Then there is another classof persons ery a
ee who come to the Bible as controversial- s.fu
old iats. They are enormous Presbyterians, ro .ta
ray or fierce Baptists, or violent Methodists.
ad They cut the Bible to suit their creed come .
el- instead of cutting their creed to suit throun
s, the Bible. If the Scriptures think as ife i
he they do, well; if not, so much the worse wethh
ph- for the Scripture~s. The Bible is merely i a s
, the whetstone on which they sharpen n
ed the dissecting knife of controversy. stmb
ek They coi.e to it as a government in
d timue of war comes to armories or arse- drie
msy nal for weapons and munitions. They wrinkl
Elhave declared everlasting war against wn
'" all other sects, and they want so many te of i
er broad-swords, so many muskets so waonds
a many howitsers, so many columbiads, with o
i so much grape and canister, so many toh o
dl leld-pieces with which to rake the field ther
w of dispute; for they mean to get the b thke
he victory, though the heavens be dark- od
is ened with the smoke and the earth th
is rent with the thunder. What do they of tars
i care about the religion of the Lord plucked
SJesus Christ? I have seen some sueh lae
t men come back from oaneelelasstical
i.ascere as proud of their achieve- .ros n
Sments as an Indian warrior, boasting nnsi
Sof the number of sealps he has taken. o
I have more admiration for a man e
Swho goes forth with his fisats to get the ted a
ehampirmship than I have for these theo- posed ni
legigcl pugilists who make our theo- sufer.
Slogical magazlnes ring wtith their war- is to d
Sery. "mre are men who seem to think a t
the ealy use of the sword a truth is to ktoest
Sstiek somebody. There is one pL ged
of the Serliptiares that they like better
ithan all other, nad that is thin T
"Biesmed be the Lord whiech tsacheth Thy Ro
Smy hands to war, sad my fingers to whs
Ight" Woeto s if we come to God's
wod a controversad~ lits, as kptics, bG
ora seonemsasa or as aaltd, wder e
ra mraely as pessg
Thos onaly get ainto the heart of
Gad's truth who come seeking Chriat. c
Weleasmne al eh!T They will la d Hi l ta
oarg at rs bebhnd the aurtin of sat ca
epbeo y, ita Re stIade, in te tfll the bade
light of New Testament diseloares, don,.
-Jes the Sen of Coed, the Rsaviour of the
r They wmir d Rhim in geneolg- sadt la
la table and in cbroaologies ealeal-  t wipe
ties, i patte saeso sad in histojesal
armati* ha prbuad parable apd l. ,
startling mks T wil -, His
heat o e s a, ad· ticrs t the
droa of dw a Rrmran, ar d bier Ils eaol
'lees hn thm " Ild, sad behold
Myle hetweem Mesat Qlives sa4
lea of war, Jerusalem. There are some men
ampments. who come and walk around the
cal instru- Temple of Truth, and merely see the
teries and outside. There are others who walk
s. The an- into the porch, and then go away.
abie curios- There are others who come in and look
commerce, at the pictures, but they kpow nothing
that will about the chief attractions of the
eat while. Bible. It is only the man who comes
S"What a of that book open, and he goes in and
1 "What a finds Christ. and with Him peace,
hat an un- pardon, life,, comfort and Heaven. "All
the Bible in all is Jesus" in the Bible.
seum. I remark again that Christ is every.
who find thins in the great plan of redemption.
y. Well, We are slaves; Christ gives deliverance
11 fBand in to the captive. We are thirsty; Christ
and bold is the river of salvation to slake our
hesas. and thirst. We are hungry; Jesus says:
pastoral, "I am the bread of life." We are con
nd devo- demned to die; Christ says: "Save that
tsed in a man from going down to the pit; I am
of Mont- the ransom." We are tossed on a sea of
f Milton, troubles; Jesus comes over it, maying
ate, more "It is I, be not afraid." We are in
th, more darkness; Jesus says: "I am the
ek, more bright and morning star." We are
re weird sick; Jesus is the balm of Gilead.
eat poem We are dead; hear the shrouds
rth into rend and thegraveplhillocks heave as He
e flames cries: "I am the resurrection and the
id pours life; he that bep veth in Me, though
rhythm. he were dead, yet shall he live." We
t makes want justification; "Being justified by
% of the faith, we have peace with God through
e daugh- our Lord Jesus Christ." We want to
Sfor the exercise faith; "Believe in the Lord
eshbon, Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved."
od with I want to get from under condemnation;
Ind, and "There is now, therefore, no condemna
as and tion to them who are in Christ Jesus." t
nd oem; The cross-He carried it. The flames
t as of hell-He suffered them. The shame
p"Lall -He endured it. The crown-He won
Lady of it. Heights of Heaven sing it, and t
rge of iworlds of light all round the Heavens
I dowp cry, 'Glory, glory."
at the Let us go forth and gather the
rget to trophies for Jesus. From Golconda s
d's mines we gather the diamonds: from i
Ceylon banks we gather pearls; from
me to all lands and kingdoms we gather a
arshal precious stones, and we bring the glit-n
to get tering burdens and put them down at
the feet of Jesus, and say: "All these TI
in Paul are Thine. Thou art worthy." We go
works forth again for more trophies, and into do
So one s'eaf we gather all the seep. ye
deci- ters of the earth, of all royalties
I ques- and dominions, and then we bring ma
plorer the sheaf of scepters and put It aw
I give down at the feet of Jesus, and say:
These "Thou art King of kings, and these
suck Thou hast conquered." And then we no
wers. go forth again to gather more trophies w h
upon and we bid the redeemed of all ages,
thou- the sons and daughters of the Lord cl
their Almighty, to come. We ask them to oi
tlt the hosts of Heaven bring crown, and th
stle; ofpalm, and scepter, and here by these
it of bleeding feet and by this river side,
oned and by this wounded heart, cry: "Bless- the
Scaw ing, and honor, and glory, and power b
res. be unto Him, that sitteth upon the
I how throne and unto the Lamb forever and Th
y at- forever!" Tell me of a tear that He iv
It of did not weep, of a burden that He did the
od- carry, of a battle He did not fight, of a and
d be n all is Jesus" in the great plan of re- hi
imb denmption. a
elves I remark again; Christ is everything ban
own the Christian in time of trouble.in
Who has escaped trouble? We must all he
+ stoop clown and drink out of the bitter to
ut lake. The moss has no time to grow fect
on the euckets that come up out of the
the heart's well, dripping with log
tears. Great trials are upon our
eal track as certain as grey-hound pack on mod
oe the scent of deer. From our hearts In vin
bra- every direetion there are a thousand do
ehords reaching out binding us to loved vent,
be," ones, and ever and ever and anon some of thesenl
tendrils snap. The winds that croses to
forthis sea of life are not all abaft. The bir
clouds that cross our sky are not feath- of r
ery and afar, straying like flocks of
OIN sheep on Heaven's pastures, but wrath
a ful and somber, and gleaming with ter- The
s ror,.they wrap the mountains in fire, and and 1
t come down baying with their thunde-s bility
t through every gorge. The richest
fruits of blessing have a prickly shell.,
aLife here is not lying at anchor; it is
Sweathering a gale. It is not sleeping r
in a soldier's tent with our armsn a
n stacked; it Is a bayonet-charge. We voce,
stumble over grave stones, and we th o'c
n drive on with our wheel deep in the The l
old rut of graves Trouble has He
y wrinkled your brow, and it hai te som
at frosted your head. Falling in this bat
Stle of life, i there no angel to bind our and
wounds? Hlath God made this world matc
with so many things to hunt and none Impor
to heal? For this snake-bite of sorrow the re
ld Is there no herb growing by all the st e
e brooks to heal the poison? Blessed be d
God that in the Gospel we find the voesb
antidote! Christ has bottled an ocean o
of tears. How many thorns He hath clpllne
id plucked out of human agony! Oh! Hc, a st
h knows too well what it i to carrys and c
eros not to help us carry ours. He not e
- knows too well what it is to climb the p
mountain not to help us up the steep.
lie known too well whet is to be peree- h
ented not to help those who are im- then
posed upon. He knows too well what th
"t isto be sick not to help those who
suffer. Ay, He knows too well what it
is to die not to help us in our ft n
last extremity. Blessed Jesus, thou
Sknowest it all. Seain Thy wound- gen
ied sed e, and Thy wounded hand, ag
Sand Thy wounded mfeet, and ly have
IThy woutded brow, we are sure Thou av c
mknoeowest is alL Oh! when those t5deto of th
whoe bosom we ned to breathe our wid tri
! srrows are snatched frown as, beed ally
!be God the heart of Jesus still beats; t
and when l other lag i Itsgoout and the r
wen asd darik, then we seeoomiag out
from besad a eloid semethnarge ourght
ind we aow it to be emarae the a sla
Ilag star ofth soal's deliverane. The o s
Sof ear may naske you tagger, or pses
She hand a of pen may best you
downa oe the head of dioaplte sent
may ast rnud .bar ut theesa an d, probabl
sadt i ik , a t is s de, tha pft5d
It wipeth all tears om all faees kn u i
_______ the scale.
- -Alcms Mooe I the same ao the
-fe as ye. At the tia.s t e agi a
w- as s n sed hhrm . was w, hea r
--nd the
ly see the o0e N. Lvteg Tuig Had sn One, ad
rho walk same will be Tree Agalm.
o a way. There was a time in the history of the
and look world when even the animals had no
voice. There were no sounds or nolse
of the then but those made by the winds
o comes whistling about mountain tops and
ring "1 howling through primeval forests, or of
e glories the waves dashing on shores absolutely
sin and silent and dead. The animals of those
peace, geological epochs, being in the plastie
n. "All state preceding the development of the
osseous structure that now gives form
and comeliness to the human body, were
SvOi- just beginning to breathe the external
veranOe air with a gentle respiration. Ages, it
should rather be said epochs, were
ae our passed in this manner, in the course of
which the habit of respiration developed
e con the lungs Then the use of the throat
ie that essential to the taking of food pro
duced those organs necessary to speech,
Swhich are called the pharynx, glottis
ing and larynx. It seems that Providence,
are in as a matter of supreme convenience,
the made the same passage serve for eating,
e are speaking and breathing, although I
Gilead. another arrangement was possible, like I
hroads the respiratory apparatus of the grass- I
a asHe hopper, which is placed at the sides, a
ad This is one of the very few exceptions k
to the rule which applies in common to 1
h man and most animals.
d hen the upper part of the throat v
erodby was in an advanced state of develop- I
irt to ment the act of respiration began to be i
Lord accompanied by certain inarticulate h
aved." sounds, at first resembling the rough p
ation; breathing of of a person whose air pas- q'
lemna- sages are obstructed by a bad cold. In- I
es stinct soon taught the animal that qi
flames these noises could be increased by forc
shame ing slightly the inspiration or expira- a]
tion of the breath, or by contracting e
the muscles of the throat and so emit- t
and ting the voice in a rapid succession of at
aves indefinite sounds. We have the right ni
the to suppose that the yelping of sea lions Qt
represents very nearly the human voice an
conda in its early stages of development. The ye
from sounds of the voice of the human being rM
ther are, like those of all animals and of all er
the- instruments, the result of a vibration to1
Sgit of chords, and are grave or acute ac- no
wn at cording to the size of these chords. am
these There is little reason to doubt that the ode
into first sounds made by animals were low ph
down in the musical scale, but as the cot
Iti- voice, guided by instinct, was more and Vic
ties more used, either for the purpose of ad
bring amusement or to inspire terror, they wii
it t would naturally, in the case of many njx
say: species in which there was a more pro- do
nounced development of the cranium, tie
we be made more in the head and become long
ahies what we now call head tones. This doe
ort, change was more rapid in animals uni
Lto living on the land, the voice inc
Sto of those whose habits continued aft.
nd to be amphibious remaining much for
aed the same. There came in the loys
course of time to be a great variety in Rel
i the voices of animals, determined partly jeet
wer by their size, but generally by the cir- othe
enmstances in which they were placed. lofti
d The different species of the feline race moe
living in forests cultivated the higher late
did tones. The lion adapted his voice to the i
the vast desert spaces where he roamed tend
'All and gained a scanty subsistence. The fuse
dog in his wild state probably confined good
1'- himself to the lower notes of the scale shop
and expressed his hostility only by phot
ig barking. Since his domestication, hav- say t
ble. , ing acquired a sort of human sentiment, tain
all he yelps and whines in the higher tones No
ter to express feelings that are but imper- sale
ow fectly understood. The cat imitates
tof the high sopranos The horse having a Aust
ith long neck and a head nearly as long, half i
on imitates in his neighing most of the in the
on modern tenors. The animals of the bo- the c
In vine tribe produce the voice from low bougl
down in the throat, only occasionally trait
'e venturing on certain higherand exceed- alone
se ingly unnatural notes. A great variety depen
Sof tone and compass is found among the photo
he birds, from the shrill scream of those few o
h- of a ravenous kind down to the parrots, the
among which are found the bassos, photo
h- baritones antJ contraltos of the race. the a
!r- The singing birds combine the high little
ad and low tones with extraordinary flexi- and a
' bility of voice and a perfection of vocal- presid
ism at which they arrived probably aties
. a very remote period of the world's hia- forme
is tory.
Man inherited from his immediate Britis
e ancestors, the apes and monkeys, a when
voice of considerable altitude, in which to tak
Sthe lower tones were almost unknown Rep
The monkeys chattered to their fellows et, a
Sfrom tree to tree in shrill head tones, Brai
_ the natural vocal expression of a weak lanti
Sand timid race, in whose physical for- phog
mation the head had begun to hold an soldier
important plah e The upper notes of Mexieo
the register were chareteristie of the only w
firstmenas they arestill of savagetribes that ol
Sand peoples, and of the half civiliaed presid
members of modern society, whose jectof
voices have never been subjected to dis
ecpline, The voices of country people
andstomed to magnificent distances Two
and conversation at long range are, if earnest
not keyed higher, oftener used in the walk i
upper ranges than those of eity people, Said on
who feel obliged by the necemssities of "Bll
good breeding to moderate their tones. plexion
When a man is self-contained he ues dsah bo
the middle and lower tones of his voice; "It's
when angry the voice mounts gradual- reply.
ly to the bead. If the gentler sex would swagge
oftener bear in mind the eulogies of a-rmiaTn
Shakespearem and 8cott of that voice wet Iwi
gentle and low which is an ewacellent "le
thing in womna they would more rase- let p
ly have occaslon to wonder why they as 1 dr
have ceased to be attractiva The mu- little t
si of the Chinese, Japanese, and of all didn'tye
wild tribes is keyed high an· sang sm* "I aps
ally in faletto, the lower notes being take h
obtainled by drams, tostoms or ame de. '8
other iustramenta of the kind Al- "We,
though their song awe fer faom agree- right; b
able-o the er, they stllthlak tLhey aa
a slar, an B1smam shared, it must be s ty to
onfmmed, by a eomidsle number of 'O, I
esnstin the mint reaned aoeo n s s
Thse faets and saggestloem cesataa sa
probably the remaon fr the betid e- ae.
puremed by a Panmeh writer that theuPa
hnma voice is Igradually desending
the sealea High teaO a -d p. AL
lag aopaam are mere sad ' Mealt had bee:
to Sad, a peat mis gomujs le hese andthink
hem when the Wagear ep m ade amemad e e
s-c ,ex t rery wery l fertr Thetoe b
Chensele has already endad eg toesa- is t
pain teawl tombe heat meau , ps ueQ s
San lsrrLrU aII(Peane wt'tp3 e Veneg f
E VOICE. sally become eoutralte; the eoutraltos
tenor regardless of sea the tnmr
I. A" baritones, and the baritones bassos It
toryof the would be well if the misfortune ended
Shad no here, but this Is by no meas all, When
or noises the whole human race is ooafble to
the winds peak in bus tones there lrntinae
tops and to be a depression.of the higher of
eats, or of these, until one single dead level Is
ibsolately reached, above which the voice will be
of those unable to rise To this unfortunate
is plastic voice music in all its forms will long
nt of the have been impossible. For a while a
Eves form conversation, whose ghostly solemnity
ody, were can only be imagined, will be carried
external on, and then the vocal organs will
Ages, it cease entirely to exist.-San Francisco
ha, wern Chronicle.
he throat any Are sold-Amrlabt Womae the
ood pro- esst Freuges anyes.
o speeh, Those horsey young women who buy
r, glottis equestrian pictures of the empress of
widence, Austria must find it difficult to recon
renience, eie the dashing horsewoman of the
r eating, photographs with the grandmother of i
although the suicide Crown Prince Rudolph's lit
ible, like tie daughter. The fact is that the em- 4
e gras- press, now 54 and probably forever dis- 1
me sides, abled from horseback riding, has not I
eaptions had a picture takes for the public since 1
nmon to 1867. One of her earliest and least e
known photographs shows her a young a
throat wife in riding habit, but as only her 1
develop- head and bust are visible and she does s
an to be not wear a riding hat the presence of b
ticulate her favorite attire would hardly be sus
e rough pected, Her latest photograph, now to
air pas- quite a quarter of a century old, repre- y
>ld. In- sents her in ourt robes and crown as li
sl that queen of Hungary.
by fore- After the photographs of British roy- tl
expire- alties those of German and Austrian as
racting dell best, the Russian next, and perhaps si
3 emit- the Italian next, though there is a of
msion of steady demand for royal babies of all ai
right nations, including espe:ially the little of
sa lions Queen Wilhelmina of Holland in frocks
n voice and the tiny king of Spain in vel- as
it Tho vet garments that upon other than w
t being royal legs would be called knickerbock- to
I of all eras. The rage for collecting royal pho- mi
)ration tographs which grows here and is found we
ate ac- not among persons of foreign birth but Y<
hords. among native Americans, takes many an
at the odd turns. Some collectors buy only set
re low photographs of royal babies, and of TI
as the course acqluire a large stock of Queen oi
rend Victoria's abounding progeny. The last the
one of addition to this gallery is the Fife baby, an
they with father and mother looking down tio
many upon the mite of royalty, Those who -
a pro- do not care for babies buy royal beau- exl
nium, ties. The princess of Wales, who no nis
soome longer pretends to the charms of youth, wil
This does not show the empress of Austria's esti
imals unwillingness to be photographed with wil
voice incresnuag years, and she reappears year tim
inued after J r in the very gowns the orders whi
much for which a famous tailor of this town ical
the loyally preserves in a sacred album, sel.
sty in Reigning sovereigns are the special ob. whi
artly jects of other collectors, while still golf
e cir- others gather in anything, from the the
aced. loftiest autocrat to the humblest and of I
race most hopeless of pretenders. Of the talc
igher latter the Bourbons and Bonapartes are whi
ce to the most popular. One very mild pre- reg
ased tender, Mr. Iturbide, of Mexico who re- are.
The fuses to stir about his title, has the
lined good taste to keep out of the picture to V
scale shops. There is some demand for his but
r by photographs, but dealers in such things reset
hay- say that they have tried in vain to ob- ly di
tent, tain it here and in Mexico and
ones No royal beauty has had a greater perh
Per- sale for the past two years than the "ma
ates Baroness Vesara, the victim of the Hebi
rg a Austrian crown prince. Her pleture in and
ng, half a dozen poses has sold enormously tales
the in the United States and over most of bers.
bo- the civilized world, but it cannot be ly ofi
low bought in the Austrian empire. Por- the fi
ally trait sellers complain that the Germans were
sed- alone among resident foreigners can be accur
ety depended on as purchasers of royal terist
the photographs The Italians purchase in the
ose few of the Italian royal family, though -T
ots, they and people of all nationalities buy Wash
cos, photographs of smiling Pop3 Leo and thous
ie. the late Pope Pius. The French care dred
igh little for pictures of their pretenders whicl
'xi- and scarcely more for those of their Amer)
ml- presidents. The small German royal- plants
at ties are purchased chiefly by their the 1S
tis- former subjects resident here, save Thee
when some Teutonic princekin weds a mall
ite British or imperial German princess, forme
a when the collectors and public begin arena
ich to take an interest In Pumpernickel. and s
f. Republican rulers excite rsmall inter- sreett
aeat, and since Dom Pedro fled from fate
as Brazil no ruler on this side of the At- r-ed
ak lantic has been a good sale with the with
r- photograph dealers. Even the brouned giarder
an soldier face of the picturesque DIla, of -A
of Mexico, is in small demand, and it is stroll
he only where there is some exeitementhe as a
es that of the Chillan trouble that the s*o 0
d presidents below the Isthmus me ob- air
Sjects of interest.--NI. Y. nan. midst a
--------- them a
le Te Leauer of Stite. but ma
as Two newsboys were confabblng foek p
if earnestly the other mornlng oen the side. It loin
e walk in front of the eorder olsee. ateh
m, Said one to the other visible
S "Billy, woet's de matter wfd yer ar er app
. plexion? Ain't yea beslth good, me took i
a deah boy?" sag
'"It's diserpuabshun, Ed'ard," was the abot t
1- reply. "Wot wid operaers an' dose the he
I swagger parties a' high lvin', I'me a Iage
f a-rualin' me estertsh ,e~. I a' behid
Swet I w i meyougrer days" It was
S"Jeoas a I tought~ Blly. Yer miast lheaal
-t iup, Didn't I es y aahskin' a cal
l as I d'reeted me coelmas to take a ree
- little turn t'ruh dawemferyes'day a , e
didn't yer have a behayl pa
S"I ae' se 'twas me yer saw, 'ad. I R the
Stake bher a de dollar boksy ow a' ym g
den. '8 my style, yarI osw.-b
"Well, it's all rlth Billy, it's all wheil
right; but don't yea be t'rowin' ya-self tibted
away. Yes too acb a ormamlat twe this fot
s'cety to wasteyesuLt" T a
'~O I knows ally. Hy oitchpy thepr
britche and hsve a patger." aid-im
And them these two admsam s took -e ta)'
a seaet o the nrbstone sand q A ug
Mtemseles with a coaple of cigna Toaget
stump--.. Y Recorder. sid abl
printed Ii
-A Long Wift in Prspemt.-p ,7 la an.
had been looking at a monetals brook slm weed
p i " t i~ S i a 4 W ~ 4 t s
the end it4, bwokp
Stors -A peculiar bcott Is n progress at
ss It Parg, N. D. The business men of the
e ended town have boycotted the Northern Pa
i. When fi o dolrld because the company won't
ble to build a new statio d hotel there.
igher te They have issued a circular to all their
her of business connections asking them to
level be ship their goods over other lines.
a ll be -At a public sale in the armory,
ortunate Westchester, pa, on 4ugst4,oth
willlong effectsof a deeased o lady, the auc
while a tioier held up an old collar box and
said: "Here is a pint of human teeth.
Scarried What is bid for them!.' The teeth were
ras will meinentos, gathered from the mouths
r isco of scores of the old lady's relatives
They sold for one cent.
ALTY. -A man at Peak's Island, Me.,
dropped a nickel into the slot of a
ne_ the phonograph on day last week, but the,
machine failed to give out the promised
rho buy simac. Thereupon the man became
ress of enraged, for nickels are highly esteemed
D recon- in the outlying neighborboods of Port.
of the land, and smashed the deceitful phono
'ther of graph Into bits to recover his money.
h's lit- -The largest sample of gold quartz
the em- ever mined in Montana was taken out of
rer die. the McIntyre lode Its weight s 1,785
as not pounds. It came fromnear the surface.
is since There are other large samples, which
d least came from the Shafershaft at the depth
young of 110 feet; one from the Musser shaft,
ily her 100 feet, and another from the working I
Sdoes shaft, 200 feet. All are destined for exhi
race of bition at the world's fair at Chicago.
bea s- -The young and the old are smart In a
1, now the Pine Tree state. Ida Gibbs, the ten
repre- year-old daughter of John Gibbs, of
wn as Brooks, Me., has driven a horse rake all s
over one huodred acres of hay fields o
ah roy- this summer, raking the hay up clean, t
stri an nd has taken care of the horses be- f
erhaps sides. The town of Cooper, Me, boasts o
is a of a lady of seventy-three who rakes up I1
of all after a mowing machine as well as any w
little of the men,
frocks -A Londonpaper, mentioninga recent a
a el- anarchist meeting, says that speeches r
than were delivered in Yddish. This is a
rbock- term employed to designate the queer v
I pho- mixture of Hebrew, German and other hi
found words that is called jargon in New am
h but York. Jargon is so extensively spoken q
many and read that it is profitable to isse sl
only several newspapers in that language. pr
ad of The expression "our esteemed jargon sp
Ineen contemporary" is found occasonally in tu
a last the Jewish papers of the higher class, de
baby, and its use does not Imply any disposi- on
down tion to speak slightingly.
who -"Marshall's gold nugget" will be h
bean- exhibited at the world's fair by Califor- mi
o no lna, and it is safe to say that thousands -
iuth, will consider it one of the most inter. Asl
sria's eatingof the innumerable objects which bul
with will be displayed at the great exposi- pea
year tion. This is the identical nugget inc
ders which Marshall picked up in the Amer- pot
own lean river, February 16, 1848, when pot
mam. selecting a site for Btutter's mill, and cov
I ob. which constituted the Stat discovery of fie
still gold in Californa. The nugget is about sao
the the size ofa lima bean, and, on account mat
and of its associations and the almost in- ver
the calculable wealth and development and
are which have resulted from i finding, is fibs
pre- regarded as an almost priceless tre ng
Sre- are. hot
the -The Hebrew intellect is displayed quh
Fare to great advantage not only in ance, -
his but in chess Mr. Blackburne, the rep sugi
lags resentetive English player, was recent. suga
ob- ly defeated by Herr LAsker, a Hebrew, one
and it is said that a large proportion, mum
ster perhaps one-half, of the recognised add
the 'masters" of chess in Europe are of ro
the Hebrew extraction. Both in London der
in and on the continent Jewish players of eggs
sly talent are to be found in great num- melt
of bers In the contest for a trophy late- soft
be ly offered by a London newspaper of into
or- the four most successful players three fat
ins were Jews The power of close and nuts
be accurate calculation, which is a charae. Sour
al teristic of the race, makes them skillful soft
uem In the game of chess. reqd
gh -The streets and public grounds of Book
uy Washington are shaded by over seventy
nd thousand trees, including eight hun
Ire dred varieties and species, some of orsp1
rs which are to be found nowhere else in
sir America. These trees have been A 11
.l- planted by many industrious men, from a vish
ir the first president to the present one. of t
vo There are in the city 881 large and of th
a small reservations, the latter beingwhich
s, formed by the intersection of the tal.
in veanues, which radiate from the capitol h a
and white house, with the iegular cua
r- streets. In all, these cover an aggre
Sgate of 900 acres, all of which are co. by "t
t- ered with trees, the care of which, '
a with the nars6ries and propagatng d)
id gardens, costs P7,000 annually. mad
,I --A New Yorker takrlng a Sunday C(
i stroll not far beyond the city limits
wIw surprised at the conduet of two
e score of sparrows that flttered in the
.I1 a foot or so above a bar roCk in the a the
midst of an empty pasture. Now and
then a bird woald light on the rock, go6,
but most of the time the grayish-brw bo ai
flock poised uneasily Just over the spot. rah
It look. at trat asfi the rd were
eatching nse t, h ot em wea tb
vible On the human Intruder's seS
Ser approach tBe birds still in the air
took tight, and almost ast may more
spra g cut of the guss imameditely~ t
a about the rock. At the same istant At the
I the head sad rapidly moinar tongue of re n
a large blackenale beenme visible uset da
bahind the rook, aid he too made a l
It was apparty a lear c ase of bd
lDeant tavlers in Perls And Ithis
newspapers ofd that land a soure of
perena amement Thee weremone
t the shaBh raned fraun ere two
yasna go WhileInars he saw the ad t
eabem a with new apspape s 'iads News.
he Ie sad naturally, it 15 said, atG
trinutd their gene-al atenlligenes t Twop
ths ft As seoo·e he arrived a poadse
Tehean haW blisd a misistry of sad ce
t rm esUd aled up the nobles to meds.
M b lmna his pham As asnalt thee cumesa
m twele jouranls in perds 4tp s rh
Adaeg them· s the oelds egr b .a m g
sin ad Arabi , wih Pknre and 3asa M-sltt
'"a words hate ud temrs. Shstret anIi the 1
lusstrats paper in Te heuaee
rops. --at -Graham PULa.-or a doaen gems,
en of the take one egg, one pint meah of sweet
thernP lk and Graham hoor, and pinch of
any won' salt Beat the egg well, add the milk,
tel ther then the flour and stir briskly. Pou
all their into hot, well greased gem pans and
them to bake them quickly.--Ohio Farmer.
--Bread Omelet-Crumble oup of
armory, stale bread crumbs, and soak them in
4, ofthe half a teacupful of milk. Then beat
the auc- them quite smooth, and add half a to
sbox and poonful of salt and five beaten eggeA
Bn teeth Butters shallow pdding d sh well, pour
iet were n the mixture, and bake in the oven
Ionths about ten minutes, serving at once in
retives. the sam dish, as it falls quickly.-De.
troit Free Press.
id, Me., -Cheap Fruit Cake-One cupful of
lot of a sugar, one-half cupful of molasses, one
but the. cptful of buttermilk or sour milk, two
and one-hlf cupfuls of flour, one cup
became fl of chopped raisins, oue-half cupful
steemed of currants, two tablesoonfuls of but
of Port ta teaspoonful of doves, cinnamon
phon- and nutmeg. Bake in a moderate oven
oneuy. about forty minutes.-Boston Herald.
I qua -Wrlnkles--Those having a labby
a out of skin are troubled with wrinkles most.
risa,78e Years ago the ladies of England used a
surface substance called "wool fat" which they
, hih obtained by getting the clippings of
dept sheep's wool and steeping it in hot
r shaft, alcohoL It can be prepared at home or
org found at the druggist's. If prepared at
home great eare should be taken when
ago. heating te alcohol, as it is infam-.
martin mable-N. Y. World
the ten- -For the complexion an excellent
bbs, of paste Is made is follows: Pour over a
rake all small quantity of ot meal sufficient
y fields cold water to make a thin paste. Strain
clean, this through a fine sieve, and bathe the
be- face with the liquid, leaving to dry up.
boasts on the skin over night. During the day
ekesup tie some oat meal in a thin eloth, dip in
as any water and dab upon the face and hands.
When nearly dry rub vigorously, and it
recent will casuse all the dead skin and tan to
eechee rub off with it -Detroit Free Pres
is is a -Chicken Broth.--H the weather is
queer warmn use but half a chicken to make
I other broth for one person. Pull of the skin,
Nev as there is too much fat in it, allow one
spoken quart of water to half a chicken,
issue skim it neatly when it begins to boil,
rage. put in a tablespoonful of rice, a tea
jargon spoon level full of salt and boil slowly
6ly in two hours, adding water as it boilt
class, down so as to always have a quart If
Isposi. onion and parsley are to be added chop
them fine, and pat onion in after broth
ill be has boiled an hour and parsley five
illfor- minutes before serving.-N. Y. Herald.
sands -Codfish Balls--One cup raw salted
inter- fish, one pint potatoes, one teaspoonful
which butter, one egg well beaten, one dash
`posi- pepper. Wash the fish and pick in halt
gget inch pieces, free from bones. Pare the
Lmer- potatoes and cut in quarters Put the
when potatoes and fsh in a stew pan and
, and cover with boiling water. Boil twenty
ry of Use minutes, or until the potatoes are
bot soft, not soggy. Draw of all the water,
ount mash, beat the potatoes and ash until
t in- very light Add the butter and pepper
enat and when slightly cooled add the egg.
it, is Shape in a tablespoon without smooth.
reas- ing much. Slip of and fry in smoking
hot lard one minuta-Chrt rla In.
syed quirer.
mo-, -Doughnuts.-Add one-half cup of
rep sugar to one cup of milk, stir until the
nt sugar is dissolved, then put in about
rew, one and one-half cups of flour. You
ion, must have a moderately thick batter;
ised add quarter teaspoonful of salt, two
of rounding teaspoonfuls of baking pow.
don der and the well beaten whitesof three
i of eggs. Now add a teaspoonful of butter,
ua- melted, and sufficient flour to make a
ste- soft dough. Roll this dough out, ent
of into doughnuts and fry in smoking-hot
cue fat. The secret of having these dough
and nuts tender and light is to use as little
r. four as possible. They must be quite
Ital soft when they go into the fat; this will
require some experience in handlin.-
of ioston Budget i
of espl ole pus Oa mmad N.que
in Aityotae Party Ameteajmg.
A little party of Americans have paid
a visit to the sultan of Johore, and one
of their number has given an aeenant
of their expedition from nsgapore,
gwhich presents some picturesque d.
he tails The bhopitble sultan sent out
tol s bstate brge, mnned with MalayI in
ar ceary-colored saits, to meet them, and
at the landing pi they wrere rtce id
Stan," whose title and name are "Dato
(lord) Abdul Rahbm." He i a cn
mander of the English Order of St.
Ueorge and t Michael, and Is maid
Sto speak Malay, Chinese, Englishb,
rench and German with equsal teney.
e The sultan, who is mal to have tIaerlt
ed the other day fonam thes lte
'a mill sod a half of thle d~is
goods," -apPm fnm this narative to' d,+
e aproperos pesomn. The hall, ap- i
L preached by a marble reespiMea orum,
in wrM th em cmpe were entertatied
at a baquet, i. desritbd a 10 Uee t
length. E avet- atele of the servisfor
r msen perosoals ad sxten courses
wa of gold, an4 ·o eourrn was served
on "theelebraedl leaborougtpl.. s
At A the table the adl eesal eed: "We
re al tempesnee folk i this Moer
ma n ooutry. Se, anl I drink
pnad pple jes." Hb s gaest gami
about the tsble sad fouad that thoe
sigwer tere h oslypsrsOsl whomwo
Bdrnking the wins prded for thems.
It isa nodewortly fast ta te nb
at It pis s t mibth c s ho e to
boe an d settle on the bst pecs of
*eta d OS* SeLe c& -- e
Two-u.* e ~,, e, ana she .el
-. of su.g ar, one
s one-forth pumts of ground al
meds, u pound Of bkubts,. elUaf
o eo u pint eee .1 yelkof
, a rnb sla tolt4er f twnn. erk
in the douraug uLmsu& 5lan the
.namr~rsRI ap -
Sislr pi
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