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The following discourse, delivered in
the Brooklyn tabernacle, was Rev. T.
DeWitt Talmage's contribution to the
religious observances in connection
with the Columblan celebration Ills
text was:
", It aup thine eyes westward.-De-t I, M.
So God said to Moses in Bible times
and so He said to Christoforo Colombo;
the son of a wool-comber, of Genoa,
more than four hundred years ago.
The nations had been looking chiefly
toward the east. The sculpture of the
world, the architecture of the world,
the laws of the world, the philosophy
of the world, the civilization of the
world, the religion of the world came
from the east. But while Columbus,
as his name was called after it was
Leatinized, stood studying maps and
examining globes and reading cosmo
graphy, God said tohim: "Liftup thine
eyes toward the west." The fact was
it must have seemed to Columbus a
very lop-sided world. Like a cart with
one wheel, like a scissors with one
blade, like a sack on one side of a
camel, needing a sack on the other
side to balance it. Here was a bride of
the world with no bridegroom. When
God makes a half of anything He does
not stop there. He makes the other
balf. We are all obliged I to
leave things only half done. - God
never stops half way, because as
the time and the power to go a
way. I do not wonder that Celambas
was not satisfied with half a world, and
so he went to find the other ahsl The
pieces of carved wood that were Boated
to the shores of Europe by a westerly
gale, and two dead human faces, unlike
anything he had seen before, likewise
gloated from the west, were to him the
voie of God, saying: "Lift up thine
eyes toward the west." But the world
then, as now, had plenty of Can'tebe
, That is what keeps individuals back
and enterprises back ald the church
back. and nations bac'--ignominous
and disheartening can't-be-doses Old
navigators said to young Columbus. "It
can't be done." The republie of Genoa
said: "It can't be done." Alphonso V.
said: "It can't be done." A committee
on maritime affairs, to whom the sub
ject was submitted, declared: "It can't
be done." Venetians said: "It can't be
done." Bit the father of Columbus'
wife died, leaving his wife a large num
ber of sea charts and maps, and as if
to condemn the slur that different ages
put upon mothers-in-law, the mothes
--law of Columbus gave him the navi
gator's materials, out of which he
ciphered America. After awhile the
story of this poor but ambitious Colum
bus reaches the ear of Queen Isabella,
and she pays eighty dollars to
buy him a decent suit of clothes,
so that he may be fit to ap
pear before royalty. The interview
in the palace was successful Money
enough was borrowed to fit out the ex
pedition. There they are, the three
ships, in the gulf of Cadiz, Spain. If
you ask me which have been the most
"omous leats of the world, I would
say, first, Noah's ship, that wharfed on
Mount Ararat; second, the boat of bul
rushes, in which Moses osated the
Nile; third, the Mayflower, that pat
out from Plymouth with the Pilgrim
Fathers; and now these three vessels
that ne this, the Friday mornin, Au
gust 3, 1499, are rocking on the ples,
I am glad it is Friday, so t the
prows of those three ships
shall first all run dowi the
superstition that things begalnoa' rv
age started on Friday must nossarlly
prove dismatrous. Show me :ay Mon
day or Tuesday or Wedmesday or
Thursday or sateray that over aeoom
plished a much as this eapdltlon that
started on Friday. With the idea thmt
there will be perils connecteil with the
expedition, the sacrament of the Lord's
supper is administered. Do not upt
that' this voyage was began uaAf a
iglosa auspices. There is the 'Ot
Maria, only ninety feet long, wlth S.e
masts and eight anchors The sI
walking the deck is Ufty-sevet el his
hair white: fogr at thirty-*ve hi 'wi
gray, and his face is roand, his 8i
aquilline, and his stature a little talM'
than the average. I know from his 8d*
eided step and the set of his jaw thAt
he is a determined ian. That Is Capt
Cristopher Colnmbus. Near by, but
Senoatugbo not to ran into eaeh oth
r, are the smaller ships, the Painte and
the Nina, about large enough ad safe
enourh to cross the Hdson ria or
the Thames la good weatha. There.
are two doetos in this set of ships,
and s few Isadmos, sdventurars who
are rady tO risktheis neaos i n wild
expeditio. There are enough pro
sians der a year- "Capt Chrlstopher
Columbus, where are you sMalng for?"
"I do not know." "Now leag baefore
ywu P4~let :there?" "I ca not say."
"All dm're that are gLag," tis ased,
ad those who wish to mamsin gotetho
n, the eaeboes of the three ships
are king wethed and the ratlnes he
gin to rattl sd the sai to uahtfrL
Thw wladisdedeat, and it does aet
1siaor to get C ot tosea. In a few
-oe-n the advtwears wshthey hd
n . sarted Theshle bsen t. rl
,s aidh, s it . see ad g
has* mi etrih han
SiW' *hret heatsib
country, if there s any. After awhile
there comes a calm day, and the at
tempt is made to fathom the ocean, and
they can not touch bottom though the
line sand lead run down two hundred
fathoms More delightful sensations
for those who are not good sailors! A
fathom is six feet, and two hundred
fathoms one thousand two hundred
feet, and below that it may be
many hundred feet deeper. To add
interest to the voyage on the twen
tieth day out, a violent storm sweeps
the sea, and the Atlantic ocean tries
what it can do with the Santa Maria
the Pinta and the Nina. Some of you
know something of what a sea can do
with the Umbria, the Majestic, the
Teutonic and the City of Paris, and you
must imagine what the ocean could do
with those three small ships of olden
time. You may judge what the ocean
was then by what it is now; it has
never changed its habits It can smile
like the morning, but often it is the
archangel of wrath, and its most rol
licking fun is a shipwreek The mu
tinous crew would have killed Colum
bus had it not been for the general
opinion on shipboard that he was the
only one that could take them back
home in safety. The promise of
a silk waisteoat and forty dol
lars in money to the man who
should first discover land appeased
them somewhat, but the indignation
and blasphemy and threats of assassi
nation most have been awfuL Yet God
sustained the great sailor commanding
the Santa Maria Every evening on
shipboard they had prayers and sung
and a vesper hymn. But after all the
patience of those on board the ships
had been exhausted and the great cap
tain or admiral had been cursed by
every anathema that human lips could
frame, one night a sailor saw a light
moving along the shore, and then mov
ing up and down, and then disappear
On Friday morning at S o'clock, just
long enough after Thursday to make it
sure that it was Friday sand to give an
other blow at the world's idea of un
lucky days-on Friday morning. Octo
ber 15, 1499, a gun from the Pinta sig
naled "Land ahead." Then the ship
lay to, and the boats were lowered, and
Capt. Christopher Columbus first
stepped upon the shore, amid the song
of birds and the air a surge of redo
lence, and took possession in the name
of the Father and the Son and the Holy
Ghost. So the voyage that began with
the Sacrament ended with Gloria in
Exoelsis Dec. From that day onward,
you say there can be nothing for Co
lumbus but honors, rewards, rhapso
dies, palaces and world-wide ap
plause. No, no! On his way back
to Spain the ship was so wrenched
by the tempest and so threat
ened with destruction that he wrote
a brief account of his discovery and
put it in a cask,and threw it overboard,
that the world might not lose the ad
vantage of his adventure.'. Honors
awaited him on the beach, but he un
dertook a second voyage, and with it
came all malignant and persecution
and denunciation and poverty. He was
called a land-grabber, a liar, a cheat, a
fraud, a deceiver of nations. Specula
tors robbed him of hisgood name, cour
tiers depreciated his discoveries, and
there eame to him ruined health and
imprisonment and chains, of which he
said while he rattled them off his
wrists: "I will wear them as a me
mento of the gratitude of princes."
Amid keen appreciation of the world's
abuse and craelty, and with body
writhing in the tortures of gout, he
groaned out his last words: "In manus
tuas Domine commendo spiritum
meam: "Into Thy hands, O'Lord,I com
mend my spirit."
Of course he had regal obeequies.
That is the way the world tried to stone
for its mean treatment of great bene
factors. Many a man has had a fine
ride to his grave who during this life
had walked all the way. A big funeral,
and instead of bread they gave him a
stone-that is, a tombstone. But death
that brings quiet to the body of others
did not bring quiet to his. First
baried in the church of Santa Maria
Seven yesrs. afterward removed to Se
vila Twenty-three years afterward
removed to San Domingta Finally re
to Cubs. Four post-mortem
rmays from sepaulcher to sepulacher.
I wrah Is bones might be moved just
ean more, and now that they have
eaSggo near to Ameries as Cuba, they
migh during the great Columblan
yebi btrasported to our own shores,
wh1w they belong, ad th·t in the
"t ceantury after his decease the
Amerleaps continent might build a
mauaolem worthy of him who picked
this jewel of a hmisphere out of the
easnd set It in the crown of the
world's geography.
But the bright noonday sn of that
old sailor's prosperity went down in
thickest night, and thqpgh here and
there a monument has been lifted in
his memory, and here and there a city
ealled after him, the contineat that he
was the means of founding was named
after another nameu, and so itting com
memoration of his work bas hIeenpro
posed until nearly four hundred yeams
after his body turned to dust. May the
impo deama etttoa now being
made his he r an the Atlanto
eoet, ead to bemade next yeasrin ls
hoor midosntment, be b4athat
enegh st d faw-renadrt emangh ad
ChrisQld eaeough ad megIrent
amogh to stone for the nrglet a cf mn
tries. May the ged Ld agtew that
meat Ilstrious aslor of al time to
lock ovee the ssethiystla.t battsmeats
k emeughtue b m au of the gr
wmdameesarnd his same and
miare Wst 'shiA for the usph
main by umaen asd seig andmi
teary wed.la& tweears agi ead ceu
ass ais sesemthtag bass f
the· ,eY a a
mdesma ni as e ea aehed d a l
a1) the l.is& 4* * es*."
of the earth." and be felt himself
celled by God to carry Christianity to
the '"ends of the earth." Then the ad
ministration of the Last Supper before
they left the gulf of Cadiz, and the
evening prayers during the voyage,
and the devout ascription as soon as
they saw the new world, and the dox
ologies with which they landed confirm
me in saying that the discov
ery of America was a re
ligious discovery. Atheism has no
right here; infidelity has no
right here; vagabondism has no right
here. And as God is not apt to fail in
say of Bls undertakings (at any rate, I
have never heard of His having any
thing to do with a failure), America is
going to be gospelised, and from the
Golden Gate of California to the Nar
rows of New York harbol, and from
the top of North America to the foot of
South America, from Behring straits
to Cape Horn, this is going to be Im
manuel's Land. All the forms of ir
religion and abomination that have
cursed other parts of the world will
land here-yes, they have already
landed-and they will wrangle for the
possession of this hemisphere, and they
will make great headway 'and feel
themselves almost established. But
God will not forget the prophesies
which enconraged Columbus about the
"ends of the earth seeing the salvation
of God," nor the Christean anthem
which Columbus led on the morning of
the 19th of October, 1492, on the coast
of San Salvador. Like that fock of
land birds which met the Santa Maria
and the Pints and the Nina far out at
sea, indicating to the commanders of
that Seet that they were approaching
some country, so a whole Sookof prom
laes and hopes, golden-winged and
songful, this morning alight around as,
assuring us that we are approaching
the glorious period of American evan
gelisation. A Divine influence will yet
sweep the continent that will make in
iquity drop like slack lime, and make
the most blatant infidelity declare it
was only joking when it said the Bible
said it was not true, and the worst
atheism announce that it always did
believe in the God of nations. Let
others call for requiem and dead
march, I call for George Frederick
Handel's hallelujah chorus. There
has been much talk of late about com
munication with other worlds. Mars
has come so near we can
see its canals, and it has been
hoped that by signals after a while
we may communicate with other
stars. Ah, that will not be possible un
til our world has been reformed and
evangelised. It would not do for our
world in its long and ruined state to
have communication with other worlds.
It would spoil their morals But wait
until this world is fully redeemed, as it
will be, and then perhaps interstellar
correspondence may be opened. Till
then, this smitten and sickened world
of ours must be quarantined from com
mg too near the unfallen worlds But,
thank God, the prophecies which
cheered Columbus in his great under
taking cheer us. America for God!
Yea, the ronnd world for God! There
can be no doubt about it!
And, now, while I am thinking of
this illustrious ship captain of Genoa,
let me bespeak higher appreciation for
the ship eaptains now in service, many
of them this moment on the sea, the
lives of tens of thousands of passen
gers in their keeping. What an awful
responsibility is their! They go out
through the Narrows, or start from
Queenstown or Southampton or Glas
gow, not knowing what cyclone
or collisions or midnight perils
are waiting for them. It requires
bravery to face an army of men, but
far more bravery to face anarmy of At
lantic surges led on by hurricanes A
more stupendous scene is not to be wit
nessed than that of a ship captain
walking the bridge of a steamer in the
midst of a cyclone. Remember those
heroes in your prayers, and when
worn out in the service, and
they have to command inferior
craft or return to the land and go
out to service, do them full honor
for what they once were. Let the ship
companies award them pensions worthy
of what they endured until they start
on their list voyage from this world te
the next. Aye, that voyage we must
all take, landsmen as well as sesfarers.
Let us be sure that we have the right
pilot, and the right chart, and the right
captain, and that we start in the right
direction. It will be to each of us
who love the oImrd a voyagers more
wonderful for discovery than that
which Columbus took, for, after all we
have heard about that other world,
we know not where it is or how it
looks, and it will be as new as San Sal
vador was to the glorious captain of
the Santa Maria. "Eye bath not seen,
nor ear heard, neither have entered in
to the heart of man." May the light
from that golden beach flash on the
darkness, and we be able to
atep ashore amid groves and orchards
and aromas such as this world's
atmosphere never ripened or breathed.
Aye, fellow-mariners, over the erogh
seas of this life, through the fogs
and mists of earth, see you not already
the outlie of the better country? Lad
ahead! Land ahead! Nearsrand near
or we come to heaveanly wharfage
Throw out the planks and step ashuore
lato the arms of your kindred, who
have betae waiting and wastebhing fdo
the hour of your dlembmrktlem.
Through the rich graee of Christ, our
Lord. may we all have each blrstl ar
-Isv, Henry K. Cstrott, the etatsti
nia epa that ther aroe em humad
and hset distinct Christina demaiema
tima in the CUited Sttm Of these
imtlS manrlm at Smptbis at sa wtw4n
a .e.psts m what ha. beasn~
sdames who drew laot fe It out i s
into fragmnnts to start meats wIth?
twer Upait a ·ardttni-mj ha the
&C chrmh n Wayg to . s Par t 3a"
0IfoOe as Not t as M arry.
Given a goodb boat and erw andl
pleasant companions, I know*othina
more enjoyable in the way of travel
than life for some months on boarsed a
dahabeah on the Nile. The Nile is ase
dom rough enough to cause discomfort
even to the most timid, and at the
worst the dahabeah can be moored
against the bank while the storm lasts.
Another great advantage of ailing on
the Nile is the steadiness of the wind.
From the beginning of winter to the
end of spring-that is, while the Nile is
navigable--the north wind blows stead
ily up stream with suafient force to
drive sailing boats against the current
at a fair pace; while, on the other hand,
the current is strong enough to carry a
boat without sails down against the
wind except when it blows a gale.
A pleasure dahabeah under full sail
is a beautiful sight. It has one great
sail, of lateen pattern, attached to a
yard of enormous length. Small sails
are added as occasion may require.
Over the cabins and saloon is a railed
high poop, with easy chairs and
lounges, and gay with plants and
lowers To the east stretches the
Arabian, to the west the Lybian desert,
each flanked by a range of bare hills,
which in a few places touch the river,
but lie for the most part two or three
miles back on either side. Ages before
the pyramids the Nile filled the whole
of the valley to the depth of some two
hundred feet, and the yellow hills, now
so bare, were clothed with a luxuriant
vegetation, of which the evidence still
remains in petrified forests and fos
silised plants. It was plainly a period
of heavy rainfall and impetuous tor
rents, carving outvst gores and pour
ing their waters into the Nile.
The Nile is a busy river, full of life
and movement, dahabebsha bent on
pleasure or on trade, passing up and
down its stream with scarcely any In
termission, while its banks are fall of
interest to the lover of the picturesque;
crowds of women, with graceful forms
and, not seldom, very comely faces, fill
ing heavy earthen jars with water, and
Ccarrying them home on their heads;
men, with skins of bronze, toiling in re
lays of three hours each at the shadufs
under a burning sun, and singing the
while to relieve the monotony of their
daily labor; boatmen floating with the
stream or sailing against it, and they
also singing a weird, wailing chant, like
the echo of a hopelesecry wafted across
the centuries from hard bondage under
Egyptian taskmasters, such as the
Israelites endured before the exodus;
looks of pelicans standing on the sand
or maneuvering in the air like
soldiers on the march; kingfshers,
'now hovering over the water, now
darting beneath itssurface in quest of a
pasing fish. And then there is the
mysterious Nile itself, mysterious still,
though its sources have been disclosed
and its long meanderings tracked,
from the uplands of central Africa to
the margin of the Midland sea. The
voyager now, it is true, seldom sees a
crooodile, unless he goes beyond the
second cataraet; still lees has he a
chance of witaessingany of those fieree
eneounters between crocodiles and
hippopotami, which are sculptured on
the walls of the temple of Edfu. In
those ene-ie 'vs, when the shores of
the Nile dow_ to Caire were lined with
reed sand papyrus, the river abounded
with crocodiles and hippopotami, both
of which afforded excellent-albeit
sometimes perilous-sprt to the dwell
ers on the banks. Firearms and steam
ere have now driven those fiere mon
sters of the deep beyond the second
But, apart from its inhabitants, the
Nile itself has a mystic interest of its
own. I do not wonder that in the my
thology of ancient Blgypt it was en
dowed with life, and receivedsome sort
of divine honors. Its periodial inna
dataies, while their causes wore un
known, placed it outside the category
of ordinary rivers, and invested it with
an atmosphere of mystery. Andin the
youth of our race, when woods and
glades and rivers were believe& to own
appropriate denizeas, it is easy to una
derstand how the Nile same to be re
garded as endowed with more than
natural life. It is so full of sab-ar
rents sad ddies that the smphiblose
natives, who swim like sh, will not
venture to cross it exept astride on
logs of wood. In the stillness of night
these edies gurgle and murmur pasut
your dahabesh like spirits from "the
vasty deep" engaged in confdential
And who csn adequately describe
those splendid dawns and gorgeous sun
sets which are among the commonpiaee
of Nile senery? I have oftean seen the
whole sky, from the zealnith to the hori
zon, become e molten,l mntlinng sema
of eolor sad ire, every ripple sad
wrve transfed intounsullied, shndow
less crhusn sad purple sad soarlet anad
epaleseent hbues, hading od into eolars
for which our language supplies no
words and previous experience noides
Tbhis splendor of inrdescribable inter
mingling colors appears at snest on
the westers hortson, and fellowed by a
seoft sheen, as of moonlight, reected
ea the hills oan the stern ak h thes
In ashort, life s the dabhbesh is oe
perpetual pieas. Y atop where yo
please, sad either enjoy the del. fer
niate at nreiamlnea bolardor maeldrag
emuraems i old temples r tombs, a
takng prt i a vreitalPble gel inth
dset-au a plems Ia the desert, an
A 3esed aiset.
Brother (at *sa dent
a~ters- -r) e i , Wea .
..u tr mea reae kicssess
A san Uset to 3.6e* Loa50me. vsde
res.s a aP raoDkmt s.
"Come, Phil."
A handsome eighteea-hundre&-pound
specimen of the bovine species which
has been moping lazily along there
way pricks up his ears in quick re
sponse to the eall and trots upto his
master with a promtaem tht weald
be commendable even In a pet r .
The call came from Head Driver Nar
phy, or one of bis assistants, and Philp 1
knows well enough what it meas.
"G'long over to F." shouts the driver,
and at the same time he points up the
alley in the direction of sectie "P."
The motion of the driver's hand is
superfluous, however, for Philp knows
as well as anybody where "F" is, and
he gallops off ui the narrow driveway
more like an educated canine fha the.
huge, lazy steer that he is.
There is an interesting coincidence lan
connection with big Phil's history. His
name, unbridged, is Philip D. Armnour.
This also the name of the prprietor of
the packing-house at whieh the cloven
footed Philip is an important fultion
ary. Driver Murphy, however, blunts
the point of the coincidence by his ex
planation that the steer was honored
with the name of his noted owner in
order to give the animal a due appre I
elatlon of his extraordinary' prowess
and responsibility.
While Philip has risen from obscurity
to pre-eminence, and has beoqme the
king of his kine, he has also djenerat
ed morally from an innosent sad guile
less country ox into an areh-hypoerite.
The gruesome offices of a hbagman fade
Intoinslgnficance when compared with
those of Philip.
His daily labor is to entice the in
nocent aettle from their pehs by his
peculiar magnetism, and lead them n
a wild dash to their death. As the I
drivers swing open the gatof a pen
and rush a drove frightened, 'trmbling
steers out into the driveway, Phil gal- i
lops boldly up, and, swinging In ahead
of the herd, assures his bewildered
country brothers that he is master of
the situation; that he has comeas their
deliverer, and that if they wi follow
him they will be browsing in clover
fields and drinking :rom spring-fed
brooks before the sun mets.
The ummnsuspecting cattle instinctively
fall in line as soon as their eyes fall on
the handsome and intrepid Philip. The
herd troops away down the alleys, fol
lowing closely every turn of their
leader as he dodges in and out among
wagons and sheds and heads straight
for the broad "shoot" which leads up to
the capacious slaughter-pem. When
Phil approaches the "shoots" he has
urged his followers into a mad stem
pede. Quick as a flash the leader whirls
to one side at the foot of the approach,
and the herd, earried on by its
own impetus, charges smadly up the
ascent and into the waiting-room of
death. Philip has sent anather hundred
of his kin to their doom. The big gates
close behind his victims lad they are
led into the slaughter-mill ode by one,
almost as fast as one can count them,
to come out flayed, drawn and quar
tered for the butcher's block.
Philp knows no pity, no remorse. His
conscience is seered and callous. As he
avoids the alaughter-pen by an adroit
turn and sends his followers na to their
death he drops his head between his
knees, and seems to chuckle with ghoul
ish delight as he listens to the clatter
of his victims' bhoos as they clamber
pell-mell up the fatal boot."
To stay the batche's knife from his
own neck Philip has betrayed one hun
dred thousand fellow-ereatures whieh
looked to him for guidance. Perhapsit
was through deference to the ceasm
mate villainy of such a beast as Philip
that old Beelsebub took to wearing
cloven hoots--Chicago Times
Pat Osly Wasted His $lhss a a Pire
"If you had come and asked ae for
them, you might have had all you
wanted, and welcome." This, i storeey
tellers are to be ruasted, is what farm
ers always say when they Aind beioys
robbing their orchards. Aad it is true,
beyond qtiesthm, that peoplat general
like to have their rights as proprietors
respected, even lathe most tri ag b.
ter. So it was with an Irishma of
whom a reporter for the CkLhago Pst
tells a little story.
There was a speeal celebratio atof
some kind in the church whre be
owned a pew. The buile g wias
erowded, sad jrust as the msrvebegaa
this proprietor made his way down the
aisle to the door of his pew, which was
only two seats from the ifpa In it
were two or three lades, strangers to
There was still abundanee of room
near the head of the seath buit he stop
ped at the door, laid one bhnd upoa the
back of the pew next in hfront, ad with
san impressive wave of the other aid,
in a voie lod emough to be eard evdr
half the chureh:
"Come out of that now!"
The ladies, sarpriid s d greatly
co~uwes, obeyed with nall haste, bat
no sooner was the last oeas tin the
alsle than the man wave his had
"Now in wid yes agsln,"hereammrked,
laoder than before, "au'man ymlves
ter homa. o onlya wanted ye t~ Ikow
who owned the pew."
so paos. sa ..d rzr g tUat tawwsIs
resamed ther seat and the petletwet
on witthtemerteev
He (humbly, after being Oee~
o konow Iai atss Welm l
- pa m n- -ei to~ser mS -saio -
IImg ml .-rn. I ussr " - *M
-The intease itching of the guame
with which teething infants saer
so greatly may be allayd d j gi)ing
finely racked lee every few minutes.
A anucerful may thus be given without
danger and the little one soothed and I
quieted because of the great relief.
-Detroit Free Press. C
-It is a good plan to keep la the
pantry one of those cold chests for
desserts and other dishes that should
be served directly from the lce. A
good sine is about twenty-eight incaes b
high, twenty-one Inches wide y
twenty-eight inches long. This t
requires only six pound of ice a day, I
and the tempprature can be reduced to a
freeaing-point if desired.
-Gingersnap: One cupfutl of sugar,
one cupful of treacle, one cupful of bat- 0
ter (lard will answer, mixed lard ad
suet from the frying-kettle is better),
one teaspoonful of ginger, one tea- I
spoonful of sods, dissolved in two tea- i
spoonfuls of hot water. Make a stiff 1
dough with flour, and knead thorough
ly. Roll as thin as possible, cut In t
small rounds, and bake in a moderate a
oven.-Household Monthly. a
-Eggs poached with tomatoes make
a very nlie variety. In a Sat-bottomed c
granite kettle have about a pint of t
cooked tomatoes; break five or six eggs 1
into a plate and slip in carefally upon
the hot tomatoes; looseen the whites at I
the edges as they stifen. When the
whites become coagulated prick the m
yolks so they will Sow out, cook a few
minutes longer and place the mixture
on thin slices of toasted bread, slightly
moistened.-Ohio Famer.
-Bananas and Cream: Allow six
ripe bananas, peel and sdies in a dish. I
have ready half a caupfl of grauhted
sugar, sprinkle a little over each layer,
squesse the juice from two oranges, I
and put a little overs eae layer; when
all are prepared, putin the ce box for
an hour or mor more. Before ready to serve,
whip one pint of thick, sweet cream
with egg-beater until stlt, add a little
powdered sugar. Pour the bananas
carefully inhto a handsome dish for the
table, have the whipped rerm ion n a
other dish. Serve the aennman sweet
meat dishes, heaped with cream.-N. Y.
-Venetian Almond Cake: One ad
one-half pounds of S one and one- I
fourth pounds of wddrede d
sugar, pintof egg-yolk, Sfavor
lug. Whisk the ggi and sugar toe
very light batter, add the Savoring
sift the flour, lightly work it Into the
batch, turn it on a tin lined with paper,
spread the -mixture as inoh thilk
sprinkle the top t ihs~ yth chopped
almonds and crysta with juet a
slight dusting of red sugar and; bake
in a moderate oven. When cold, re
move the paper, cut the aeke into
squares, then aout them aoss from
corner to corner, making triangles.-
Good Houseakeeping.
-Chocolate Pastils Take a little
chocolate, which pet in a pan over the
are to melt; stir it'with a spoo; when
it Is melted take half a pand of loaf
sugar, pounded In a mortar and sifted,
which dissolve n a little clear water.
When that is don put in the cheeoate;
if the paste is too thick add a little
water, enough to bring it to that de
gree of liquidity that it may be takes
up on a knife; then take half a sheetof
paper and cover it with little, round,
fist drops, whtch are alled pistle, of
the sin of a sixpence; let them dry
naturally in a oupbsard, and when dr.
take them of from the paper, and pu
them in boxes. -Boston fIerald
Why t Is Wen far lassees e leesp a s
If these were mare numerous than
they se, a gre·at seng people would
be better of. When one is tired, sihk,
ereas, restlem, out-eaorts,- hoe or she
ought to sleep alone and not communi
cate by proximity the maladies that
edct him. The brute mrestmes when
siek go away by.theselves till they
die or get over their treables, sad this
instinet a great many huma beinn
have; thse that hare iCt are bet iI n
dalged I#t a to the slightest de
of leet, however. Left to
m re ther an compose thlr In
teral diseenlo reover their lost
equilibrim, snd get baek their bbit
ald rate of "vibrtieJ;" whes, ift
eoiually dstrtbed, sad "crased"
end sainterrupted, they are a long time
in getting backto othe normal.
Where two childta in a family must
share the same rom, ia i gret many
eames they would be better oR to have
t·wo sIgle beds rather tham me wide
double bad. We an share a great
many things with those we love, but
solitude elngs to as f~ame birth to
deth. We come aIt the world ae,
we must goeat ct it sloneL incertain
tmportant sense, sad to getand keep
our bearlng" we must aIetiesm h
left alone its gedt thmt we shldd
be. He who has ls bl to himelf amy
be essentially atoner a portm tmhe
twet-fear har, may bhave bnemf
to himkatlf, ad ajuest hbs iternal
mqhanluu to hls Owp satisheation.
Pr a great may wio ad ill, alitde
is s balm-what we eaml selte--dfr
Iset. the acusmea adei real al s pr
eat with us-N. Y. Adveeas
sr*Mn mbus t a t
'IeI Vab kja.i 4
Lam& imin
--Ruth Kimball, who was as s8t#S
Uve bare in the aLery at te idunk
aertic convention, and whose reprt
were brilliant sad serata, i th Only
woman that was ver admitted to the
pres galery in the seate.
-The ongfagemet ring given by the
Comte Leonine to Mie de RcthUeh is
composed of a sperbly large diand
had ruby plaed in a slanting paosition
on the srface of the circlet of gold
and two smaller diamonds are ed,.
beside them.
-Mrs. A. E. W. Robertson, of Mu.
cogee, I. T., has completed the traus
lation of the New Testament from the
original Greek into the Greeklaguae.
The university of Ohio has uenfrr
upon her the degroeof DoctorfofPhlo
ophy in recognition of her set arly
-Senator Quay has purhased what
is know,6 s the Matthew Stanley fare,
four iles north of Coatusille,
The senator passed his boyhood days
on this farm, being a nephew od Mat
thew Stanley, after whom be weM
named. The farm contamins 1 nse,
and the price paid was iise.
"-Queen ChrisMaa of Spain, upon re
ceiving the sanouncement that the
thousandth baby had booen namedfter
her hsband, set the parets a boys
wardrobe, silver baby sericm asd
handsome nest egg, with the message:
"To the thousandth Alfonso frem A
woman whom to Alfousos have ~d
-Most of Bjorastjerne Bjornn's
nodls are written at his farm in Nor
way. He prefers doing liteary wk
there rather than In his handsome
home q Paris. His study is an eer
moa room, simply tfurnish, and e
werks as rapidly that be will blck out
the plot of an entire novel in two or
three days
-Thacikeray had a free pass over the
Peninsular & Oriantal Stemmship CO's
lines. Carlyle gelally observed
penny ferryboats in Seotlanmd al
allowed a blind fddler to crss for
nothing to smus the par e.
Thacersy never liked aCeys =ebor
that. and Carlyle aid that for s part
he couldn't understand why. k
-The fmous Althorplibrary of LaM
Spencer is to be presented, with a eol
lection of about 1c,We0 worth of
modern books, to the city of ManYas
er, EPtad by Mrs. Rylads, the
widow of the millionaire member of
parliament, Peter Rylands. Mrs Ry
lands has bought a site on whriease
will build a suitable library for the
books. Her design is to prpetuate the
memory of her husband in the maaar
he most desired.
--One of Mr. Whittler's last pbile
nets was Joining the Brothrboeod of
Christian Unity. olng this he
wrote the following letter to e
founder a the uolety* "Theodore 7
Seward, New York. Dear Frled:-Fer
years I have been 'dedroou of a move
ment for uniting all Christia with 1o
other creed or pledge than a saple
recogaitlmn of Christ as our lepd. I
have read thy published artielepa the
ubjeet with hearty sPproval sa loy
pathy. am truly thy frML i, Jn G
-What He Does.-"Tlat f~llow ne
er does anything, does he?' "Se does
time ooesaionary."-Ysakee U d
-Johason--"WLst ar yen s arrin
Xour money for-anet wlMter's smine
ments?"- Theaps·a-"N last win
ter's."-N. Y. Herald.
-"Prks--"T'hera goes Des lsre len't
he a pretty clase mouthed fellew?"
Sterws-"Jupiter, yes, he deesea even
til the truth often."--nterOesn.
-'-You haven't heard anything auta
you have heard both sides," says a
writer. This may be pretty e, but
'the big drum refuites t-TI- e.
he--"You ay you think M.a Pllak
erly was born lucky. Why, bhs been
jilted by four gtrls" Her Hiessead
"Tlhat's lucky!"-Smith, Gray. & Ca's
-Johany--'P'm real sicek ad a
wa't let me go to scho~1." Walie
(with marke)t eavy)-"War did you
Lnd out wet ditums to uhave?'-Chi
cage hews leoat.
-"How di h ey Ihk yeou iS Sirin
gllervne'r asked e e·car of another.
, "Very mub, adesi, it appesad. It
was all I could do to indue the lead
lord to let a leave."-We.sagton
-Dumn-rown '-"I alacud lke t.
feel that when Idle I leave the wOrld
better than I fendd.t" Jeehsagi-"My
dear feolow, I am quite smur the world
wSll bebetter when yo are en.'-.
-Hold Bis Own Time.
Tk eols m as agatme wa, me,
Ad ma mksstue I eLo
ost woen mw a e sonap ise.
-A Literary Rereiutiens - "The
meter in the poem is lovly," eatplaISed
the poet. ",Nodobt," rlbtt ohil.
tar, "ht Itt i't meter, it's netthat
we are after in pea now."-d ut
-Just brry yourself * biqiuir, ad
tuasinsblo- shabe to measth.Hr aw d
Sbatanin p my ea t wh6.a
ls is trhatb teadm
eth wr, dear Iu
t snirser tiibya "S5sdW 6 '
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