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VOLUME V. LARE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., ATURDAY, DCI7, : INý ,im IA ,, S A U R A , INI M M 4 7l4II ,. II I I l. THE _ FINGFjR OF GOD. A It Mp be Seen Naverywhwe and ix verylthing !onow the Peltisg of the Divine Fingez a Yoa e* It Yoerself-It Poits to the isas gh.d Through seashie adr shadow. S The "Finger of God" furnished the subject for a recent sermon delivered 3 . Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage in Brook .- takbernacle. His text was: .. IPnaer of God.--,odau is., It Pharaoh was sulking in his marble -_. tltojl e at Memphis Plague after Plait eoome, and sometimes the S Egyptias mu arch was disposed to do better, but it the lifting of each plague he was as bad as before. The necro mancers of the palace, however, were compeled to recognize the Divine movement, and after one of the most exasperating plagues of all the series they cried out in the words of my text: "This is the finger of God"-not the first nor the last time when bad people said a good thing. An old Philadel phia friend visiting me the other day asked me if I had ever noticed this pas sage of Scripture from which I to-day speak. I told him no, and I said right away: "That is a good text for a ser mon." We all recognize the hand of God and know it is a mighty hand. You have seen a man keep two or three rubber balls flying in the air, catching and pitching them so that none of them fell to the floor, and do this for several min uttes. and you llive admired his dex terity. But have you thought how the hand of God keeps millions and millions of round worlds vastly larger than our world flying for centuries wsthout let ting one fall? Wondrous power and skill of God's hand! But about that I am not to discourse. My text leads me to speak of less than a fifth of tle Divine hand. 'This is the finger of God." Only in two other places does the Bible refer to this division of the Omnipotent hand. The rokson Mount Sinai are basalt and very hard stone. Do you imagine it was a chisel that cut the ten commandments in that basalt? No, in Exodus we read that the tables of stones were "written with the fin ger of God." Christ says that He cast out the devils with "the fnger of God." The only instance that Christ wrote a word, lie wrote not with pen on Isachmedtt but with His finger on the ground. Yet though so seldom referenee is made in the Bible to a part of God's hand. if you, and I keep our eyes open and our heart right, we will be eompeled often t Sto cry out: "This is the finger of God." It ismy intention before long to begin a series of sermons on '"The Astronomy b of the Bible, or God Among the Stars;" ' "The Ornithology of the Bible, or God a Among the Birds;" '"The Pomology of e the Bible, or God Among the Or chards;" "The Ichthyology of the Bl- " ble, or God Among the Fishes;" "The Geology of the Bible, or God Among g the Rocks;" '"The Waters of the Bible, or God Among the Sass" "The Zool ogy of the Bible, or God Among the Beasts;" "The Precious Stones of the it Bible, or God Among the Amethysts;" "The Conchology of the Bible, or God Among the Shells!" "The Botany of the Bible, or God Among the Flowers;" d "The Chronology of the Bible, or God Among the Centuries," and I want ac this coming winter to get you and get myself into the habit of seeing the fin- Ps ger of God everywhere and in every- do thing; but this morning I want to in- to duce you to look for the finger of God Of in your personal affairs. t To most of us gesticulation is natural. n If a stranger accost you on the street er and ask you the way to some place, it is as natural as to breathe for you to t level your forefinger this way or that th Not one out of a thousand of you would tel stand with your hands by your side en and make no motion with your lnger. w. Whatever you may say with your Ifps to is emphasized and re-enforced and translated by your finger. Now, God ' in thedesr old book, says to s n- t numerable things by the way of dh-re- If tion. lie plainly tells as the way to go. Butin evesy exigency of oar M|- mC if we will only look we wivL fag up providential gaesture san d gei pointing, so that we maY p msay: '"This is the fnger IGi' . or three times in my life, w plexed on questions of 'ddaftrt eat payer, I have east ota as to what I should do In olden ithim; Lhe Lord's people cast lot- The mu land of Canaan was divided by lot. ma The eities were divided among the " priests and Levites by lot. Mbatthias P was chosen to the apostleship by lot a SNow, easting lots is about the amst s-ol b ean thing yoa sa do. It should never P be done except with a solemnity like . that of the last judgment. It is a dl- Su root appeal to the sAlmiglty. If, after th earnest prayer you do not seem to get for the Divine direetlon, I thinkyou might, no without sin, write upon one slip of pa per "Yes" sad upon another "Ni," or a some other decisivE words appropriate on to the ease, sad then obliterating from Th your miad the identity of the slips of le3 paper, draw the deeision and setuapon it. I that eamus I think yeo have a an right to take that indiea4loae as the oft falgerd Ocd. Butdo motdothat ex- spi - cptis the last resort, ad with a de-in voutnMess that leavesabsolutely all th on God. wh Fer map b that coaeerns as we have so reMspo sliwty, and.we seed ot A rake a~pal to the Lesrd .fetireetla sl We m not rasposoale for meet et or of t surroudwinsra iIe not responseible ess to, tk seesatv o our birth, arth rash - rwter are AmmMaerlesn W Nr.- ehe hr thesaI. whisk 9 Lie, WS are piqe e ieeposie ioi teep va )ssdg~t~.h * `~kL ? we ·m*, 4sU' briwe psi .4 thi We htiiistM ss'a' D. of the Atlantic oesan Oh, I an so glad that there are about five hun dred thousand things that we are not td in responsible for. Do not blame us for being in our manner cold as an iceberg, or nervous as a cat amid a pack of rger Fourth of July ire-crackers. If you S are determined' to blame somebody, blame our great grandfathers or great grandmothers, who died before the revolutionary war, and who may have had habits depressing and ruinous. the There are wrong things about us all, -red which make me think that one hundred iok and fifty years ago there was some ter rible crank in our ancestral linea Real ize that, and it will be a relief semi-in rble finite. Let us take ourselves as we are fter this moment, and then ask "which the way?' Get all the direction you can >do from careful and constant study of the gue Bible, and look up and look out and ro- look around, and see if you can find the rere finger of God. rine It is a remarkable thing that some most times no one can see that finger but fies yourself. A year before Abraham Lin ext: coln signed the Proclamation of Eman the cipation, the White House was thronged 1ple with committees and associations, min Iel- isters and laymen, advising the presi lay dent to make that proclamation. But i as- he waited and waited, amid scoff and lay anathema, because he did not himself iht see the finger of God. After awhile, ar- and at just the right time he saw the Divine pointing and signed the procla ad mation. The distinguished confeder '* ates, Mason and Slidell, were taken oft r an English vessel by the United States government. "Don't give them up." ell shouted all the northern states. "Let us in- have war with England rather than sar a der them," was the almost unanimous e cry of the north. But William II. ns Seward saw the finger of God leading , r in just the opposite direction, and the a t- confederates were given up, and we ad voided a war with England, which at c that time would have been the demoli- a t tion of the United States government. a In other words, the finger of God, as it t of directs you, may be invisible to every- s e body. Follow the Divine pointing, as b nt you see it, although the world maycall a you a fooL There has never been a N man or a woman who amounted to any- s it thing that has not sometimes been t called a fool. Nearly all the mistakes g m that you and I have made have come a' e from our following the pointing of some other finger instead of the finger 1 of God. d But now, suppose all forms of disease n it in upon a man. Suppose his bus- m tie collapses Suppose he buys ea goods and can not sell them. Suppose, as by a new invention, others can fur- P r gsh the same goods at less price. Sup- as pose a cold spring or a late autumn or no the coming of an epidemic corners a he man, and his notes come due and he ex can not meet them, and his rent must th , be paid, and there is nothing with Le b which to pay it, and the wages of the pe e cmployes are due and theta is nothing me with which to meet that obligation, G( and the bank will not discount, and go the business friends to whom he Di goes for accommodation are in the same fin predicament, and he bears up and strug gles on, until, after awhile, crash goes ar the whole concern. IHeatands wonder- ir ing and saying: "I do not see the mean-I a ing of all this. I have donethe bestI me could. God knows I would pay my em debts if I could, but here I am hedged see in and stopped." What should the man si. do in that case? Go to the Scriptures Mo and read the promise about all thinas me working together for good and kindred bra passages? That is well. But he needs of do something beside reading the Scrip- fro tures. He needs to look for the finger wit of God that is pointing toward better so treasures, that is pointing toward eter- bef nal release, that is urging him to high- the er realms. No human finger everpoin t- I cl ed to the east or west or north so cer- as tainly as the finger of God is pointing der that troubled man to higher and bet- we ter spiritual resources that He has ever hue enjoyed. There are men of vast wealth So. who are as rich for Heaven as they are of a for this world, but they are excep- seel tions. If a man grows in grace, it is thu generally before he gets one hundred ate thousand dollars or after he loses it the If a man have plenty of railroad securi. so ties and has applied to his banker for cha more; if the lots he bought have gone ripp up fifty per cent. in valuea; if he had seem hard work to get the door of his fire- and probf safe shat because of a new roll of de. ecurities he put in there just before it c ekling-up at night; if be be speculat- that Sin a falling market or a rising mar- four lint, and things take for him ia right san lurn, he does not grow in grace very mal much that week. Do you know what or, made the great revival of 1857, when fore more people were converted to God, het probably, than in any year since Christ mor was bon? It was the defalcation and me bankruptey that swept American pros- eas perity so fiat that it could fall no fat- cloi ter. I am speaking of whole-sonledmen. a Such men are so broken by calamity for I that they are humbled and fly to God man for relief. Men whohave no spirit and eqa never expect anything are not much But affected by financial changes. They me are as apt to go into the kingdom under iag one set of circumstances as another. sipid The only way to get rid of them is to Hea lead them a dollar and you will never the see them again. I have tried that plan dred and it works well. Bat I am speaking of of the effect of mistortnse on high- ship spirited maCa. Nothing but trial will tbat turn such from earth to fHeIave .It is N only through claouds sad darkness ad a whirlwind of disaster such a man ea of a see the Anger of God. A most latarest.ing, as well as a most Tha usetal, atdy lte watch the pointing serar of the iatgerof God. Intheeesenaeath Th ceatur Seath C.*olta was jisiding Tho rosin sad taspentie aad tar as her be aeeteprezdutionsJ" 3~1ttfhlm gsm Smith $ta naosed that the pbadflee heartbema. them Ia Chjcdsetom waVraty mushk lie the de plem s fa Mabasear where he had' uat raledisstp, aadeap of the Madaass that m(I ,eriafL iuS . wat ed Ql-,m: pW fL r~ras -eh& ~ftwa tb ke4t~ir Bri~ j~tl~3hpliigb BCI 6t SII I am on the ship for South America. The hun- morning he was to sail some one ' not spilled on him a kettle of water, and he as for was so scalded he could not go. He sberg, was very much disappointed, but the ck of ship he was going to sail on went out f you and was never heard of againm. Who body, can doubt that God was arranging the great life of John Fletcher? Was it merely the accidental that Richard Rodda, a have Cornish miner, who was on his knees nous. praying, remained unhurt, though a all, heavy stones fell before him and be adred hind him and on either side of him, and ater- another fell on the top of these, so as Real- to make a roof over him? ni-in- A missionary in Jamaica lee his e are way, and in the night was wander rhich lIg about when a fire-fly fashed Scan and revealed a precipice over fthe which in a moment more he would have and been dashed. F. W. Robertson, the d the great preacher of Brighton, England, had his life-work decided by the bark ome- ing of his dog. A neighbor, whose r but daughter was ill, was disturbed by the Lin- barking of that dog one night This man- brought the neighbor into communica aged tion with Robertson. That aequaint min- anceship kept him from joining the eresi- dragoons and going to India, and But spending his life in military service, and and reserved him for a pulpit, the in asef fluenee of which for gospelisation will hile, resound for time and all eternity. the Why did not Columbus sink when in iDla- early manhood he was afloat six miles i cier- from the beach, with nothing to sus Soff tain him till he could swim to land but ates a boat's oar? I wonder if his Ifreserva up." tion had anything to do with America? s It Had the storm that diverted the May- I Sar flower from the mouth of the Hudson tons for which it was sailing, and sent it H. ashore at Cape Cod, no Divine super- J ling visal? Does anarchy rule this world, the or God? J we St. Felix escaped martyrdom by h at crawling through a hole in the wall t toli- across which the spiders immediately a ent afterward wove a web. His perseen 1s It tors saw the hole in the wall, but the 517- spider's web put them of the track. A ' as boy was lost by his drunken father and L call could not for ya find his way home. tn a Nearly grown he went into a Fulton it ny- street prayer-meeting and asked for is een prayers thathe might And his parets. sc kes His mother was in the room, and rose Sne and recognized her long-lost son. Do of you say that these things "only hap- el ger pened so." Tell that to those who be do apt believe in a God and have w ase no faith in the Bible. Do not tell it to w us- me. I said to an aged minister of much Jc iys experience "All the events of my life m se, seem to have been divinely eonnected. r- Do you suppose it is so in all lives?" He w p- answered; "Yes, but most people do or not notice the Divineleadmgs." Istand a here this morning to say from my own as he experiense that the safest thing in all we tat the new world to do is to trust tothe an th Lord. I never had a misfortune or a t he persecution or a trial or a disappoint- he ng ment however exerueiating at the time he in, God did not make corn out for my me Id good. My one wish is to follow the cal he Divine leading. I want to watch the ne finger of God. g- My friends, I do not know how we es are going to stand it-I mean the full r- inrush of that splendor. Last summer ere a- I saw Moscow, in some respects the the I most splendid city under the sun. The sy emperor afterward asked me if I had Jot ed seen it, for Moscow is the pride of Rus- p m sia. I told him yes, and that I had seen es Moscow burn. I will tell you what I yer Pa meant. After enamining nine hundred j ad brass cannons which were picked out ere Is of the snow after Napoleon retreated p- from Moscow, each cannon deep cut ly sr with letter "N.," I ascended a tower of er some two hundred and fifty feet, just A r- before sunset, and on each platfortn 6& - there were bells, large and small, and .4 t- I climbed up among the bells, and then or '- as I reached the top, all the bells un- " lg derneath me began to ring, and they 61 t" were joined by the bells of fourteen has "r hundred towers and domes and turrets. tak h Some of the bells sent out a faint tinkle bed e of sound, a sweet tintinnabulation that - seemed to bubble in the air, and others " In thundered forth boom after boom, boom you d after boom, 'ntfl it seemed to shake .e L the earth and fill the heavens--sounds ' so weird, soaweet, so awful, so grand,ao u charming, so tremendous, so soft. so Ble e rippling, so reverberating-and they d seemed to wreathe and whirl and rise dvls - and sink burst and romil and maount and and f die. When Napolean saw Moscow barn A el it could not have been more brilliant and - than when I saw all the one thousand whe - four hundred turrets aflame with the hem t sunset, roots of gold, and walls of "* V malachite, and architecture of all col- sick Sora, mingling the brown of atamnal a forests, and the blue of summer Sheavens, sad the eondflagration of Smorning skies, and the green of rich Smeadows, and the foam of tossing o sea. The mingling of so many Eng colors with so many rounade was ma an entrancement almost too much mii for human nerves or human eyes or hu- Crl man ears I expect to see nothing to mor equal it until you and I see BHeaven. Ina I But that will surpams itnd make the ma memory of what I saw that July even- the ing in Mosceow almost tame and in Eng] sipid. All Heaven aglow mad all man Heaven s-ring, not in the sunset, but in t the sunrise. Voices of our own kin- gi dred mingling with the doxologle m of empires Organs of eternal ware pe ship responding to the trampets hi tihat have wakened the dead. ail Natims in white. Cnaturies i a corostiokn Anthems like the voce fo e of many waters. Clemle of martyra s Crle of apqtle. Circl. of prophets, an Thrones oif seasa. Thraee to . serapha. Trme of @ Areheagel . Throne of Chrst. Throne of God. who EIaQt$* lW the ebWelf tin.ask of bl j- a- team m asses assaul tegI ena& "S Th. TAKING THili MEDiCINE s one - dhe h *Jes DL54 Alwsaye mese WUhs w ?reashod. There was a good deal of sickness in t tt the neighborhood and little Willie Jones was feverish. Mrs. Jones was ho attending to him. Jones, himself, could th hear the goings on from his den down erelystairs ' a The first thing he heard disti*ctly h was a loud, explosive "Nor" Then some words of gentle persuasion, and again-"Nol No! Naw-o-o!" "and Just one little spoonful, Willie!" 1 "Naw-ool O-o-hool Naw-hooo, I d'wasnterl I d-waanterl I d'whuh. plp-blp-ewRnterl! I" Jones rapidly ascended the stai.r "What's the matter with him?' he said, quietly, to Mrs Jones. have "I 'can't make him take his medi. the and, "Let me try." ark- Jones made a great show of putting hose the medicine away for good and all, the but he slyly transferred a spoonful into a tumbler. Then he stepped over to the water- faucet and turned on the water full head. "th "Boy's throat is parched and dry. an What he wants is clear, cold water; not rice, medicine. He's thirsty, that's alL" i Then with the medicine diluted in a glass half full of water Jones walked wisely over to the boy's bed. a "Here, my little man!" he said brees iles ily, "Don't want the bad medicine, do us you? Take a drink of cold water." but Willie silently pushed the glass away. Sa- "O, see herel Papa came way up stairs to give you this. Take a drink, ay- little man." Len Willie silently pushed the glas away. t it '"Take a little for papa," said Mrs. Per- Jones rid, "'ll manage him all right," said Jones, in an undertone. "Here, Willie!" by he added, with a trace of severity in his rail tone, "I want you to drink a little 1 ly water." o- "I d'wasnter," replied Willie. the "But you must Come now!" A "Don't be cross with him, papa, he md isn't welL" n. "That's the reason I wanthim to take ton it Here, young man! No more fool for ig now! Open your mouth and take ts some med-water." . me "I d'waaaterl I d'waasn-" t Do There was a straggle. The glass p- clicked two or three times against the 'ho boy's set teeth and as many times the we water ran down over his ehp. Willie to was red and wild looking. So was oh Jones. After a timb Mrs. Jones re ie marked quietly: a L "I don't think you can do anything Be with him that way." do Then Jones.atood,reat nd "I. don't think," ie snapped, "'that mu anybody can do anything with him any all way. You humor him and coax him p he and he rides over you. By and by a there'll be no living with him. Mbbbe t- he is is a little bit siak, butGreat Scott! me he'll be sicker it he doesn't take his my medicine. He needn't be a mule be. he cause he's sick." e Jones set the glass on the mantel and went down stairs e Twenty-four hours later Jones sat in ill a big chair with his hands in his trous er s e pockets and a surly gae s xed on e the ceiling. w e "Are you Ill to-night?" asked Mrs Jul ones, after he had remained in that - position for a tryinglength of time. n "No!" It was a simple answer, but I very prompt and emphatic. d A few moments later Mrs Jones low. * It ered her book again. "What is wrong, Henry?" she tender tly inquired. W1 7f "Wrong? Nothing." a It A little liter Mrs. Jones dropped the -m Sbook to her lap for the third time. re d "You swallow as if your throat was be n sore," she said. - "I guess I'll live," replied Jones. to y "Therel Your throat is sore and 1 a knew well enaough it was You must take a hot drink and go straight .to bed." t I'll take nothing!" S"But, Henry, youll be down sisk if W Syou don't Let me make you some hot e lemonade." thi s "No!" boa "Why, you manst take something, b en-" - S"I tell you I don't want any hot drinks, and I don't intend to take any Sand that settles it." And Jones didn't take sany hot drinkals, and that night he had a fever,asad once when his mind wandered M~r .Jones heard him matter-. S"He musa't be a mule beasanse Ih's sick."-Detrolt Free Prera and The Aristeerasy of lagtusd. So far as I have this summer seen the Th .aomes and habits of the aristocrats of ha England, I fiad them plain in their 5 manners, highly eltured as to their wh minds, and many of them intensely wh Christian in their feelin. There is tha more strat and pretension of manner H in many an Americaneo aotablorslder al, man, or legislator, than you will find in she the halls and eastles of the nobility of into England. One great reason is that a obt man bern to great position hIn Great tr Britain is not afrsd of loasg it. He tan got itfrom his father, sd his father from his grandfaher, and aftor the who presaetoecappatlsdone with theestate, was hischild will get it and then his gran, the ehild, sand so on perpetually. It is the Ab man who has had distinguished place nae, ir onely two or ree years, ad may lose it to-morrow, who is espeeally her anxios to Impress you with his exaltna let ti-. His rolgnis s shorthe wa~t bet make the amet of it. vna the see sh whooomoupfromthemasseualta snadj or tpolitteal power are mare likely to ad leep it than I Amerisa for time mea t- e be-of the ose of mmallems may rp J rsenst ay pet ato Eagland that desiret e to emeaplmnt his esess instead oa hbsgamapelied tontoaest wis tsweaty me Ine his Oa ari., a,,s i SiIi gi a In Endles sens "t rem nibaea5*r aas s asked the nutsuwatw af1tahewtekr I M tehe b m o e r -leci~t~"dr~ -ii U AUTKIW OP 5ffJC POESON, aN s. r ew e aneaoy. a i Natre seems to have provided th ilHe a poison whik se etrnay shall was haveamyefeCtaterfnally,aýdivever, o.ld Thus the ma deadly smee venoew d w be awllonred with impudty, the Jues of the stomaceh presumably deesp. s. intly lg and rendering it harmless. a. en thriments have been made to pro and one occasion recorded by Humboldt one person swallowed t whole of the poison that could be oh SI taed from four Italian vipers without auh sffering amy bad consequences. In the ame way the poison from the an veoomed arrow. of South Amerlesa In Mha dian can be swallowed with safelb, provided only that there is no wound di.on the lips or inside of the mouth Pontana, who in 1787 published a book on poeions, remarha "Being reduced n by contradietory evidenee to the neear all atty of testing the venom myself, I did snt o, but not without repugnance, sad I shall advise no one to try it in gayety of heart lest he should happen to have some excoriation on the tongue-a fi ry umstanee not always easy to deter not mine. I ould nd no tte in it, except of a very insipid liquor." a Among all people the sucking of the ed wound has ever been considered the maost effective remedy of immediate ap plication for snake bites. In Africa a o capping instrument is employed in eser genies of the kind to draw out the poi soned blood. The ancisnts followed the same method, and when Cato made his up famous expedition through thesrpent infested African deserts he employed mavage snake charmer, called Paylli, to follow the army. They permed many mysterious rites over men who id ere bitten. but the efficacy of their et" treatment appears to have consisted in his sucking the wounds. A vivid notion of tic the intensity of a cobra's venomis given by the experience of Dr. prancis T. Buckland. He put a rat in a eage with a snake of that species, and it was he killed afer a plucky fight. Upon ex amining the skin of the dead rat irmme e diately afterwards he found two very minute punctures, like small needle ýk holes, where the fangs of the cobra had entered. The flesh seemed already to have actually eortied in the neigh borhood of the wound. Anxiousto lad out it the skin was effected, Dr. Buck land scraped away the hair from it with l his fingernail Then he threw the rat away and started homeward. He hadl not walked 100 yards before, all of ai sudden, he felt as if somebody had comea up behind him and struck him a severe blow on the head and ack. At the ame time he experienced a most acute e pain and sense of oppression about tbe ehest. He knew instantly that he was I Spoisoned, and lost no time in seek- a ning an potheeary shop, where he was I Sdosed with brandy and ammonia. He Scme very near dying. Undoubtedly a small quantity of venom had made its way into his system through a lttle Sut beneath his nail, where it had been separated slightly from the esh in the process of eleaning the nail with a pea knife a little time before.--Chlee~ m Tribune. LOVERS THAT- DIDY DIE. t wh.a neee.a Thery Fe*s O r ..e e a L C*Mee Them. t h The rejected may find consolation b irom the knowledge that some of the t cleverest and handsamet men have d been refused, and that they have ever- t theless managed to live on and win a fame anad fortune. Shakespeare is generally credited .with considerable knowledge of hu- t maity and its ways, and he described Boambo, the prince of lovers, as being rejected by the fair Rosalind only ust m before Juliet fell in love with him. c A certain Jobs ott once pretposed i to a Mss Allgood. While smarting from her disdain be happened to enter a village chureb durin divine servia, and thems for the ea time saw .the t pretty Miss Surtee, to He wooed her, and, as her fther he w~ould have nothing to amyt hoim, he Id induced her to elope, and this though ah three wealthy suitors were already at at her feet. re John8Lottliedtobe earl of Eldon s and lord high chaneell-, and never re gretted the day iss AlIgood rejested - SByron was retased three or fourntimes. o Re propoesd to Mir Mllbhanke, a great a erems, and was rejected, theough the k lady expresed a wish to earreapod t with him. 15 Ie then proposed to anotekr lady, and this suit was rejectd, too. Noth- h iog danuted, he renewed his proposal -I to Miss Millbenke, ni this time re ceived a vry flatteraing aeeptance.a They lived together, hoeverm, very un- d happily. l Sir leae Newtoa proposed to a lady, I who had aleady bad three husbnads, when he was 60, and was declined with e His contempeary, Leibalts, begged ki aladytomarry him when be was I. th She skedfor time to take the matter into eonlderation, and as Lelblta thur asI obtained leisure to think over the mats. ter aganL, he did not repeat the iae t a One of the most persistent saultar It wno ever proposed and was wjected ol was the eantrie Cruden, comper of trd -e oneardace to the Blhla )/is Abnaey, who bad labherited a large dor. us, was the sabject of hib atteatie i r m ontbhs and menths he petered ha, with ells ad letteral whea ele loft home hehad papers printed wMhieh - distribeted tn various plt es of wa eiup aew,- - congesg-e - to ps ay for her safe rear ad whe shehe reahed home he Isemed hasas ashd 9ta the wegaehppes, to p rer t Uha -d'Whatitl bsaage at yea - dit Ai~a~ U qy ad w. - usfe OP te st L5nia sT. et lewh sr e an.e eltesn eEleetiity Is abt t.o fwd fall nar shll ployment in hortlmter prg y g. ms tablee are already ingT reeds by It aean aiM or the market. Them i blmdoahb ales th -mmes and other.. seatq be apo- mIade to bloom more pietifally :ad an more proitaby wish ttmasedstae rove hort t he dlscoverwraordaproil ao posibilities not yet estimaatsd. It the as been fond that lete Is par . .ob. lary susceptible to the Infaence of th ht eleatie lighbt, by mesa or wahih I an In be grown for market la two-thirds the en- usual length of time, Other vegtable SIn- respond likewise in varying degrees lt,, But everything depend upon thep p. mad or regulating of the light, nd how to uth. do this en only be learned by careful nook study of the results produced undr all ed sorts of conditions as The effect of electicty being to did hasten maturity, to of it auses ad I lettuce to ruato seed e the edible ety leaves are formed. It must not be Im mae arined that electricity is eployed for l- such purposes as a sabstitate for san. ter- light It is merely used in a supplemen ept tary fashion. The greenhouse that has had the sun in the day time is islumis. the ted st night with are lights, toward the which the plants incline their leaves ap- and dowers, aceepting quite nnocently - a these artlcial counaterfeits of the orb car' of day. pol- It was suppoeed hitherto that vage the tables required latervalsof darkness for his their health and development, just as at- animals needsleep, but it has been yed shown that, supplied with eletrie rays 1, to they will go on growing thrifty be mad tween sunset and daybreak; staying up rho all night seems to do them no harm, so seir long as the dissipation is properly reg In alated. The electric gardener employs 1 of opel globes to diminish the intensity of on the light When it is left bare sld per. T. mitted to shed its unfiltered rays upon ith the plants, the latter grow pale, ran up s quickly in sticky stalks and ason die. ex- It remains to be diseovered exactly a how muSh electricity is benefled, and try during precisely what period of the do dl velopment it ought to be applied. The SInftuence of electricity upon the. eolor dy and produetiveaem has beenabown to rh- be extrordinary. Tulip exposed to ad the light have deeper and sicher tints, k- lowering more freely, and ldeelopieg lb longer stems an bMget hlave. at Pcbstas bloos earlier under like ha 1 ad dtions. Petunias also blooe earlier a and more prta+ely, growing taller ad e more slender It i the ame way with re many other awe s. fact, there is be every reasem for blieig tat the te electrie light will be' very y ot.b uaed In future as an ea-' as rug estalbisht bents flowers k- ad T gardm ve b oiu- tienltar a aTiTe A RATL S Every town dweller who e strolled I through the poultry market ad sena I the rows and festoaon of rabbits de- C Speanding from the routeof the sEiashes I probably wondered whenae te stea of . English rabbits i beaed at how I the supply tla kpt up They arin do. Smand all the year round, bat fraee Sepl tember to April is eaostredt e tab. I - bi t seace by the vnders,ad during LO thes months bauudrid as pmayous ar e e odaily employed in eatching rabbits or a - the markets The trade is sobletamte n at the present time tetm bro fareas e renating lnd which bareli Bars or ew d cualtivation are turninag their teateio tI the breeding ofm guAse d In the wesatfuagiland, partleulrlt ) I on the borders of Dartatcr ald n t moor, there e speculators who earp considerabk faeomseslby rabbiaas-e I ag. A- mdan, whbocght up al r eraibbftaa distrit on as ntern Sside of Dartoor and sent tom to de- a es in the Mld Iaands ea ohidontarn ise t i a saw yee a sufleienauly -large seare to enabls ia to retir sad lve ia a w house of itson building. Otes rs fol . lowlg Aft avocation bars foumd it e highly eeanersrTand in evernti Saces land has been equirnd at. fair rental for the purpone of trappitn antd shoot~iag rabobt Thoae who devote their whle tta o tethe trade in asblbA faequedtly osdr tcmpetrjR prices for the trappng erigtat on a number of tais i tor ast of about twelve miles. The writer hpls known an o ntlycafi£1 a for te ho U takag rabbt a meutsat nfa of " ln acret to result in a prdt o aues ag 1 100 pe' cent Three daes' traPing eought a return f the LtvestOmbes and the rest of th 'easen-deacting the eaet ao a proisseseal trapper's sr ed clear gain the Invetonr As wbole. sle p es rabbts. fetch from I to 11 t pellgs a dosea stil ot hmmave always a better appearas.s kil-ed by th gua, ad fu tis recen the breeckloader and ferrt eave been g abandoned bymcstopecusattors trange as it eemes the increase of trappna g bas efeeted a great multpe ata o wb b bts nf part. where they were formerly 5sea'C Thee, ha. beea 5 the - a - time s eteady doresams ip te ausw tes oihavrebeosdes a 4lmlttautipeS par. kidges-London Tfd4Blt. ihma l* ga arracild Mill in st a dietses sad teugh "a. w a her wea . lWbe sbea ohs athr ha __ PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL. 't -A eaored pr e, who partie pated in the recent ras troubles In _ Kentulky, was fined d10 ad is now workting ao the streetsof Padush, Ky., Swit a ball n d chain his ankle~ -Prince t'arck i quoted as say a le lately to an American visitor: "I should ike above all things to visit h perlea ie Amerie sand AmerMans I have the profoundest respeot I take I thi greatest Interest in your wo fair, sad may visit Americ a t nest a ltheough It is yet impoesile to fr=m the e' plan so far ahead." ims -The ing of Slam has reweatly pre. m etei to Dr. T. Hayward Rays, of Bal p terse, medial missionary to Sam, r to rspreeting the Prebyterl n board of ful missions, a handsore gold watch and a dhain, with locket, in recognitioa of the dootr's services at the birth of the to king's youaget son. The gift beas the king's monogram inlaid with din. bL monds. m- -A bicyelist has been sentenced to ar seven month' imprisonment at Gls. a. hutte, Germany, because every night he et- would cross the railroad track ,t some hes point Just in hfront of the loaometive, so n. thft the engineer was in great straits w not to kill hin. One evening he was ea eeaeompaned by another wheelman who tl fell, and thus the offender beesme rb knows It was mpossible to catch him before. S-Louis Keossuth told s recent Inter for viewer that he did not believe the Hun Sgarlan-&ustrian empire would hold to ren gether more than one more generation, ys and that the Magyars would form the be. nuleus of the new state to be formed p out of the wreek. H had faith in the so nearness of a republic in Italy and an !b other on the Iberian peninsuala, while e the radicals of Great Britain are sure to of shelve the Guelphs eventually. . -wr Edwin Arnold is an optimist in on most things, and include in his opti up miste iagard not only Japan but the United States. To a young friend who 37 aannoueed to him a project for entering ad upon a new busiaess venture, Sir Ed Ia win esataslsasetally :.simedi 'Tut *e glad to hear it Go ahead, my dear boy. or Y aou'lsucceed; of earee you'll succeed. to Yoa'll make masey: everybody makes to maoney ain this wonderful couptry." S-Henry Iureas Dawes, the senior. I senator frves Maesseahnstas, Who has Sdelined to stand for re*~sltLio , bhe " been thirty- w year in pbIle is es V a Pd $sts yars in the senate. Hae rd is now svutye, but vigdoeus and bale, and eabes of -his political eareer b he has bees a teacber, editer sa law y ar. Whatever th grade ao dls eate6. L mmaaip, *ibldeh most people have rated very high, he will be reawsmbered by c postMerr h1e as the Indian~e adi - e Prest Morton is avery pro' gre ye WarW,. At his fam on ao H .s -be has in comae of o manstrue ties a barn two hundred had bniaty -si Sfeet long by eihty tat wide; sI prepar a aog a ole to bed two theumads toms of eornstalk, whisk will be eut on his Sland; has eme haundred sad tweanty-ave f ows now alking and will add f tay a later in the falls batbldi a heranery . one hundred and ainetysdx fest long, and shows in viod'Is other ways that his ftrm ailriv gisg e wi him. S-The famous painter Peasit had a Sgreat aonteapt for "chatter." One r afternoon sprty of friends paid a visit t hi stebdia and, aler a few moments I spent tin looking at the pae s, they seated thmselvqs and proceeded to tIn Ideign in a long and purposeless talk. At Ist, In one of the slight pauses, hPWsell id, erastly: '"I had pork for dinner toay." "Why, my dear Mr. Feltsel," exclaimed one of the startled 'goau. "what "s ass tel odd re anarki" "Is It?" said the painter, in gennously, "why, Is't it as interesting and impetant as anything that has beenttad ors the last our?' "A I.nTTLE NONSme." -A Bare -Opportunt."Why is Mtise Jenkya tdo wi to l pvlt ait" "It gie be' Ia eawa aom-o-ol-l a man f-o.r Swihl" dtlo News Record, hsssa lhehs at ahe evemles tide 3e eansei ashe: "1ay i si at powr adiet" ithd te ae him a oht m at tar. -Cape Cod Item. -each the ong Idea ow to soot" Stranger (wo has had expeuinceae **Enalooketo~r par haLu"-'-Kata ls WashLatoo. -"n****lag rather lat" he mid, lT'esh tli sme beatfti elea, last I'eqsses usdm issa her head AndsMo "wou've atsmi i eat at lan" -N-. Y. Press -pInaey-"Is Smith In?" BinSy. "No." Manle-a-"s be changed his qaiar Unlaey-"qlrsatt lJpIter. minin She didn't bhase hat fteen eset to his sse then I aw him last"-Inter -' 4 hbaste mae, sid good Mrs Jeera, aaim read tht a fie wat sup. p-ueQ to bane ben eaned by "mie eting cgarettes" "I'e heard of pie. ating. masteibss and dsc, bat this Is a new oth*"-ludInnwatcasJournal. -YIiteo'-"l1 that your little son in te astbowhalsettigt 'I Waat to Be a oStitr o the Fond Motbhr (aw ~ the a r)-"she's try tagto dmtbr Me sund at the yey tqrn. ls In the pantry lok."-N. Y. lberal% -Udnae-"Do 'you belhee that the ,,tredl4 of ad shes s ifter anewly utha ~r~s"l "ww, 'If wh,:Mi I~~sr