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' Turv iTin nirrntvrc PP.' v And j:3.jt8 Tint, Wren Potable, They Should be Supplied Wltii Standard Encyclopedia Orl. gin of Our Alphabet. 1 run very much perplexed to know to do for tho country boys and :irla. Of course they can get a little achoollng under tho present system, but that will be only In textbooks of reading, writing and arithmetic. What thoy need 13 books of reference that Mil an3Wer their many questions. Ev wry mall brings me letters wanting tu know things that they cannot learn In their country schools. Their teachers cannot tell them nor their neighbors. Of course not more than half of them are about knowing anything outside, v their school books, but the other half do, and on that half depends the culture and progress of our country. Why should these boys and g'.rls have to ask me and Joel chandler Harris and John Temple Graves and others bo jnany questions? When they Inclose a stamp I answer all I can, but these young people need books that they can refer to. If Mr. Carnegie would place in every country school a standard cy-( elopedla, such as Appleton's sixteen irolumis of universal knowledge, or DodcfMeade & Co.'s International of sixteen volumes, the young people . uuld have a library that would an swer all their questions. Add to this Appleton's seven volumes of American biography, and a country youth can get an education without anything rise. A young farmer in Alabama asks me what books he must buy to improve his mind and store up knowl edge by reading and studying at night. Well, it will take near $100 to buy the above named books and he had better skip over all the modern trash that does nothing but entertain and amuse and strain hla farm and his cattle and everything else to get that hundred dollars. I think he could get them from Wannamaker for $75. Now, of course a boy or a girl not yet in their U ins- would prefer books to suit their age, and tney ought to save them. I still treasure with de light my enjoyment of such books aa "Robinson Crusoe," "Arabian Nights ' and Jules Verne's- works, "Swiss Fam ily Robinson" and some of Scott's nov tls, like "Rob Roy" and "Kenilworth." Children must have entertainment. As they grow up they must have knowl edge, for as Lord Broughman said, "I had rather trust the schoolmaster to perpetuate this government than ull the armies of England." Now, here is a youth who writes to me to know who. invented the alpha bet. Well, that is going afar back, but it is a question that should be answer ed, for the alphabet, is the very begin ning of knowledge. The alphabet goes away back a thousand years before Moses was born. The Phoenecians made the first one that we know of. They lived In a narrow region that lies between Palestine and Syria, a country about 200 miles long and 20 miles wide, and yet they dominated the civ ilized world for a thousand years, tor they had coat'rol of commerce and manufactures of the gold of Ophlr and the silver, of Tarshlsh and the brass and copper of other lands were all theirs, and it was a fact that as Isaiah wrote, "Silver was heaped up as dust fn the streets and was more plentiful than iron." Hiram, the king, was the friend . of Solomon, but a thousand years before their time these Phoene cians had made an alphabet and used It in writing and engraving. B.ut that alphabet has passed away. In course of time the Grecians conquered Phoe necia and the Greek language prevail ed. Their alphabet is the origin of ours, the very word being compounded of the first two letters, alpha and beta. Just as the Phoenecian language was lost and went into disuse just so has the Greek and Latin language been abandoned and our English will no doubt be the language of the civilized world before this century ends. Nearly a hundred years ago an Eng lishman, by the name of James Smith son bequeathed to the United States something over a million dollars to bo used to promote the diffusion of knowl edge among men. That sum has been Increased by our government from year to year until now tne Smlthson ' iaa institute is one of the world's won ders. But, you. cannot see it unless you go to it, and only the rich and members cf congress can do that. The common people are still in the woods, and that Is why I wish Carnegie or Eume other philanthropist would do something for our country schools. Tto EpLdt of progress is doing wlII in tl-.fi towns and cities. Right here in Cirtcrsvi'Ie our good women have or Faaized a public library as an attach .i'.ut to their club work. The corner l' n wi bo In 1-1 noxt i'uturday, 13d I have hi Nj hoiiort'd with an Inv.'i ,i,,n u H!il.'uv. Mm' tint hhot.d fji: .f 'rir,f. which 1 hl.&U r.-rt airily , ir I am strong enoiK-ti to lift the t.hou-1. J feel a rl,ep interest In this education al work and hope to live long c-nou-n t' ice it. in nuwKsful opra 1 Not DDR 8ro a lady nuked Rso d J the confederate flag an'' who flrt ..TN''d our Memorial ttV When our rj;.Hj'Jut.plled th-y will not havlfto jk 1. :!; quest Ions hut will go ticre and find out. But I tiust Ktop i,ow for fear I will not only overtax by bodily strength hut will strain my znlnd besbtoi. BILL ARl in Atlanta Constitution. PROMINENT PEOPLE. Ling iMwud I sixty-one years M. Hon vie?, thYVMt Frew h Min ister of I InaOvv cunicirz-pd ife as a boob ugect. Senator Ilonr lives o land 4n Wor CPFter, Mass., that was formerly vv'ned by John Hancock, the patriot. A French translation of Present Roosevelt's hook, "The Strenuis Life," Is arousing widespread .Interest in Paris. Professor M. I. Pupen. of ColumVjn University, who Invented the ocean te ephono, started his career lu America' as a Turkish hath attendant. Dr. Nansen, the Arctic explorer, an nounces a polar expedition for next year to explore Kin William Land, on the cast coast of Greenland. The Duke of BuccIcurIi Is one of the richest noblemen In the world. He owns 430,000 acres of land and has a yearly income of over $1,500,000. Speaker Henderson has notified tho trustees of Upper Iowa University nt Fayette, his alma mater, that he do nates his entire private library to the college. Mrs. Hetty Green, America's said-to-be richest woman, has Instituted fore closure of a $12,000 mortgage on sChi cago church, snying, "All I want iimy money and Interest." Former President F. L. Tatton, of Princeton University, Is sitting for his portrait to John W. Alexander, on an order from the alumni. The portrait is to go to the university. General Booth, In an address at Buf falo, said that a corps mi.cht be formed to go slumming among tho rich. He also said the army's teachings were being preached In thirty-seven differ ent languages. Secretary Shaw gave out a neat epi gram during his recent speech in Bos ton. "The difference between the poli tician and the statesman," he said, "is the difference-between a young man who is looking for work and one who is looking for a situation." . NEWSY CLEANINGS. The forthcoming municipal loan of Berlin will amount to $50,250,000. Mussolino, the condemned Italian bri gand, is starving himself to death. The annual auction of boxes for the New York Horse Show netted $ 35,000. Flour rates from San Francisco, Cal., to Central and South American ports have been advanced. The arsenal grounds nt Indianapolis, Ind., have been bought for a technical school for $150,000. Newspaper guessing contests have been declared legal by the Superior Court at Cincinnati, Ohio. It is announced that a good many more valuable coal beds have recently been discovered at Rosario, la the Sou dan. France has granted pensions to widows of civil and military officials who lost their lives in the Martinique disaster. The University of Chicago has agreed to absorb the Rush Medical College If the latter raises $1,000,000 by next July. The city of liloomington, 111., is building a big schoolhouse all on one floor to save children the strain of stair climbing. Electric trains on the Zossen-Berlin military railroad have been success fully run at a speed of seventy-five miles per hour. It is reported that the Dutch Gov ernment has secured the right foi twenty-five years to ,build Holland submarine boats. An international music festival will be held in Berlin, Germany, In October next year. One day will be devoted to American and English music. Professor Ledochowski, Vienna's noted "weather sharp," predicts that this winter will be the coldest Europe has had in half a century. Germany does a large business in toys. Every year she sells over 11,000 tons to Great Britain and about G000 tons to the United States. Statistics of coal mine accidents in 1901, as furnished in the Geological Survey report on mineral resources, show that 1,467 men were killed ana 3,643 injured. For each life lost 188, 668 tons of coal were mined. In bitu minous mines 954 were killed and 2,400 injured out of a total of 340,235; in the Pennsylvanian anthracite mines 513 were killed and 1,243 injured out of 14.5,309 at work. The casualties in Pennsylvania's bituminous coal mlne3 for the year were 301 killed, 656 in jured, or one life for every 273,283 tons of soft coal mined. In the anthra cite field 131,524 tons were mined for each life lost the pioportionate fa tality being more than double that in the soft coal section, counting tona mined. A SEIUION I'OR SUNDAY ItOQUENT DISCOURSE ON "THREE WAYS OF TREATING A SINNER." Th Ity. Vt. J. Wlltiur hinn Tflla nf ti WorM TiMtiiifiit, Ilia !.' Treatment nml tti hlimt Treat ment tjt Hi I 1 Wax. New ouc City. Th? di'tinguMied 'vaiiM'lint, tlic l!cv. Br. .). W ilbiir Chap '"mi, !ia prepared the following sermon f'liM'j? pre. It 14 iMit:tl"d "Three W.ijh i Treating a Sinner," and was pren bed rom the tort: "Neither do I condemn h"e; q.., nnd sin tin more." John 8: 11. 'Jlu'ie is Hniiiethin? exceedingly pathetic n the let;intiiiijj of thi clripter wner we r'd J".i'w went unto the Mount of Olive. I kiimv tho critic s.iv that this story doci not hi !enj to tin; New Testament, hut did von tvr vtc C hrist, lir t. a better representation 01 in II lh going out to the Mount of Olive an lie tvai aeouiitoined to, aceoiull, in 11m rinin;; early in the mom iiid that He tniuht eomo aain in touch w.tn the urcat throbbing ma of peotde o much, in need of Ilia nervice. Thirdly, in Bin fitting down and teaching, showing that He spoke with Authority. Fourth, in the scorn with which He treated the l'har ice as they coudvrnned this poor, unfor tunate woman, when He said, ' lie that is without sin among you let him first cast a stone at her," and finally in His tender treatment of the sinner hernelf when lie said, "Neither do I condemn thee; o. and n no more." This is all very like Him. M somehow I cannot (jet it out of my mi 11.1 iVial if w fspver found it, and that anything which J', so gQnuine a ring at tun must have nen giVn to 11s by inspiration of Uod. IJuthe l.iitho.i of the first verse cornea to 1X8 w connect it with the lat verse of theV'th chapter of John, "And every man went unto hia own house." Jesus went unto the Mount of Olives. They all had houses. ; commonest accuner had a home. The pte that helped Hun all had lodgings someway., but the Son of Man had not where to Imt Hi head. 11a rich, but for our sake He became poor, a homeless wanderer, although the eatte on 1 . 1 - a inoosana mils were M and the very world in which He lived had been onl . as it were, His footstool. It is real'v toil ing to see Him going to tiSe Mount of Olives. It may he that He went to lodi with a friend, possibly to sleep ct in the open air, with only the blue sky above Him; perhaps He went to pray, fur again ami nsain do we Una llim in communion with His Father on this mountain sido, ami He may have gone just to wait upon God that He might have some new message from heaven or that pome new direction might be given to His life of self-Mcrificc. lie was always going in the direction of this mountain, and it is for t.hi th. Christian travelers always are ever delighted to do the same thing, but at this parti mlar time He was up early in the morning. What a worker He was. The most tireless servant the world has ever seen was our Master, beginning in His childhood when He said. "Wist ye not that x musi ne anout My fathers business," going out in His ministry when He de clares. "I most worlc the works nf TTim that sent Mewhile it is day, for the night eometh when V) man can work," saying as xie saia on uift-eii curb, "Wv meat is to do the will of Xim. that sent Me." and then stepping into a boat and pushing off from the shore when the crowd is too great to make His ministry helpful, thus using the boat for Ilia pmnit. Bv dar and by night He toiled, in heat or in cold He la bored, with the multitudes following Him shouting hosanna, and the mob close tracking after Him. let Him be crucified. He did nothing but work. What a joy it was to Him to say a9 He tame up to the cross, "I have finished tlw work Thon paves t Me to do." How few men can say it. Most men feel as if they were but at the beginning of their life's jotrney when they stop it, and siy with regret, if I could but live my life over again I would do something worthv of note, but Josna finished His work. I like to picture Him rising in the Mount of Olives. Th scene must have been most beautiful. Thf.-c is the city of the king lying at His very feet, the citv He loved with passionate devo tion. That valley yonder is the Kidroiv between Him and Jerusalem, and that stretch of hills in the distance with the pe culiar haze of the Holy Land upon them, looking more like a string of jewels thnn anything else, are the Mountains of Mohab. Looking off in the direction in which Jesus must have ever turned His eyes, that glis tening light in the distance comes from the Dead Sea, hut He cares not for beautiful scenery, although He was in love with all nature. He taught all dav yesterday and He must teach to-day, so down the mount ain side He goes, past the garden where later He is to suffer, over the Kidron. in through the catcs and He is at the temole and takes His sent, with the people throng inn about Him. The day's work is begun. I shall never take this story ont of my Bible, and if others remove it I shall keep jt ever in my heart, till I see Him. I find in it three ways of treating a sinner. First, the world's way, which is cruel in thn extreme. Second, the law's way, which is as re lentlros as death. Third, the Saviour's treatment, which pres 's to us a sublimer picture than any thing the world has ever seen. I. The world's treatment of a sinner. "And early in the morning He came again ino the temple, and all the people came unto Him, and lie sat down and taught them. And the Scribes and Pharisees brought unto llim a woman taken in adultery, and wn;n they had set her in the midst they sav unto Him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act." Verses 2-4. Sin is an awful thing. You do not reed to turn to the Bible to understand this; read the daily newspapers, keep your yes and ears open as you walk tho streets of the city; but still you may read it in this account, which is almost 2000 years old. It is a woman the mob has taken and hurried into the presence of the Mafter. You can understand how a man could sin, but not a woman, yet if our hearfcd were known how many of us. with out respect to sex, would stand con demned in the presence of Him who has said that aneer 19 murder and an evil im agination is sin. The other day in a place of sinful resort a man suddenly stood up and rapping on the table with a revolver said, "Hear me," and when other men with frightened faces would have left the room he commanded them to stop and said. "I used to have a happy home, a wife and children; row look at me. a horrible wreck, my family gone, my situation taken from me, rav friends have forsaken me," and before they could stop him he had pent his soul into the presence of his maker. This story of a man is of common occurrence, but I know almost identically the snme wretched story concerning a woman. Satan has no respect for sex, and aincfl women seem to fall from greiter heights than men, somehow, alas, they seem to go to (jreateT depths. I suppose that we all of us Tall because we come to trifle with sin. You avoid the house that has the maik of a contagious disease upon ft, tiiil yet you Tan senrrcly rend a rew. paper but in it you will the nuful de. t-iiH of P'iriio heartbreaking t:u nnd fore iju know it you me at fiiinilinr Willi the tirruiiiNtnncei fin if you had lived m thi'Hl yont Ht-lf, and you place yourself in danger of iemg ino ul.itcd with tho virus of a wore rtin anc thin the world h.u ever wen. l'ovmbly we fail all of ti because wo allow Mime in o tarry in our heart, and with de-ideriing ir.ftiH nre which may no imperceptible at firit it Mind our eves to our d.mr, and e.nims ut to bo indifferent to every nppci.l mmle t ) us. When thl old elm on the Boston Common van cut down a flattened bullet wm found almnut at it heart, n in! men estimntcd m they could well do that the bullet had been there for 200 yenrs, and many of us hava lllowed sins to ent.r our hearts in the dav of our youth which have pursued 11s until ojd ei nnd caused our wreck. If women" are not en-nipt from in God pity the men. But this mob that hurried thi poor .woman into the prcnciice of Jesus was not an honest company of men. I know it be ciue in the ecventh chapter I read ther culled Him a deceiver, while in the eighth they addressed Him as Matter and Teach er. In the sixth verse of this eichth chart. ter we also read that they brought thi woman, tempting Him, for they wanted to catch Him on either one of thene two points, firmt, if He accepted Moses' law then thev would turn the Roman citizens nvainst llim and condemn Him because He would nut another to death. If He re pudiated the law of Moses the Jewish pop ulace would hare been Ilia enemies, but nevertheless it is a true picture of the world. Have nothing to do with it. there fore; as you love your own aoula, beware of it. It haa slain itn thousands and tens of thousands. What ruined Irt'n wife? the world; what ruined Achan until he de feated the whole oamp of Israel! the world; what mined Judas until he sold hig very mu for greed of wealth? the world; what has ruined ten thousand soul that are to-day shut away from Ood and hope, this aame old world, "And what shall it profit a man if he pain the whole world and lose his own soul." First, the world U critical. It will And every flaw that exists in your nature; inv perfections to which vour loved ones would be blind, and which you vourself were hardly aware of will be pointed out and vulgarly displayed.. Second, it is merciless. It has positively rto er.cne for the man that fails, and while never offering to help him over his difficul ties when the tide is npainst him it laughs at his despair and mocks at his hapeless r . Third, it is hearties. There in no for piveness in the world. There may be some time a disposition to overlook but not to for-rive, and this sort of forgiveness has nothing in it of a helpful nature to poor lost,, ginuin? humanity. You who belong to the world, may I pay to you in all se riousness, don't cast n stone at a man that i a sinner for the reason that you are, or have been, or mar be, just what you condemn in other, ivo one of ns excent we are linked to the Son of God by faith nnd walk in r heartily in fellowship with Hiin mav hope to escape from the awful grip cf Satan. Don't be unforgiving. Ho Hint cannot forgive others breaks down the bridge over which he must pass himself, and he who is unwilling to forgive others makes it impossible for God to forgive him; but thank God we are not shut up to the world. There Is an open door before us to that which is infinitely better than any thing the world bas ever Been. II. The law's treatment. "Now. Moses in the law commanded us that such should be stoned, but what sayest Thou?" Verse 5. This statement ia perfectly true, that is the law. It was written by Moses and written to him of God. There are only two forces in nripmrinn tn-d.iv in the moral world. law and grace. Through one or the other of these forces we have submitted our selves nd hv one or the other we must hope to stand before God. By the way of the law the case would eeem to ' hope less. One act of sin is sufficient to incur the penalty of death. It is always eo with law; u a man takes one iaise step in tne mountains he lands himself at the bottom of the abyss; there is no mercy shown by the law. Dr. Parkhurst gives the descrip tion of his climbing the mountains in Switzerland with a rope around his waist, held bv twa truides. one leading and the other following after him, when he stood ion a little piece ot rock not two incnes oad and looked down into the depth, inch measures 3000 feet. If he had bro- kti the law of gravitation and stepped out the narrow ledge nothing couia have eaveT him irom a horriDie cieatn. we can quite Vmderstand this in nature; the same thing Kplies in morala. If you sin against your lulth you suffer. Law is a shrewd detective and is ever on the watch. One wheel broken in the machinery and the '.vhole is inefficient; one piece of a rail dis placed means fearful ditaster. Just one transgression of one law of God the pen alty must be paid. "He that offends in one point is guilty of all," thd Scriptures de- offonse of the law means a breaking away from God. I repeat my statement that there are but two forces in oWration to day in the moral world, law andk grace. If vou have rejected Christ then our only hope is in the law, and I shoud think every man here must see that thats hope less. First, you must suffer, for every bro ken law means a penalty to pay, and every transgression of Uod s plan brings lown upon vou a burden you cannot well bear Second, you will De found out. No man has sufficient ingenuity to cover up his sin, and no grave has yet ever been deep enough to save the sinner from the search ing eye of God. Ik sure your sin will find you out. A truer text was never written. Third, you must die. The wages of sin is death. I beg you. therefore, that you will not allow yourself to be controlled by the law. It is like the world, merciless and heartless, and presents to you an opportu nity of escape from sin, but. thank God, you are not shut un to it. There is a way opening up which leads to heaven shining brighter and brighter until the perfect day. To this way I now commend you. III. Christ's treatment of a p.inner. "Eut Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground, as though He heard them not. So when they continued asking llim, Ho lifted up llimselt ana saia unto them, He that is without sin among you let him first cast a stone at her. And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest even unto the last, and Jesus was left alone and the wom an etanding in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up Himself, and saw none but the woman, He said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? Hath no man condemned thee? She said No man, lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I con demn thee; go, and sin no more." From verse 6 to 11. You have a great picture presented to you in this story. First, the angry crowd. Second, the infinite Saviour. If I were an artist 1 should paint it, and yet no man could ever caint the picture of Christ. I know of one who attempted it and then de termined that be would never paint again. t-anso afd-r working the f.icc f 1 ( unit no other face cod 1 U worthy of 1- ' kiil. I doubt if R'iy man could piunt thn trembling Woman, hi r f ire now llu!o d find How pule tri-itibhi'.g ,11 everv put of In T body, and yet you r. hi t-. e it, a'l an you t"j nnd think. I know why lie w imti i ful. Yon ny it was becnine lie was vine, and that U tnm without ntyn but it f.eemi to mo lie mint have fern -ifcially mircii'ul l.ecan! of the hikl.t li s liad pnt Bt the Mount of Olivi. I (ua perfectly mirn that that man who pM I nitirh with Christ m ever charitable in hi treatment of those who have gone nstruv. Mrs. Wlntteniore's treatment of jiiiiemn!, ' the poor fallen girl, who become the mis sionary to tho outcast; Jerry MoAuhv i arm about S. H. ll.vlley nnd hi pnr.i, which reveal to the poor sinful imai that Jerry McAu'ey knew Christ, are but il'm (rations of the spirit of which I m i k. The man who ha the spirit of Clmt ia ever gent with the rrring, n.j up arwl down the (itreets of our cite- loen go in multitudes longing for just one wot J of aympathy. Said a young business man ti me week: "I have been four years in Nt w York, most of the time with a heavy I, en t. o one has ewr hpoken to me of ( .r . f nor invited me to the church, nor ol l if he could be mv friend, and I have craved money from any one, for I have n t needed it, but my heart has been loiter for sympathy and the touch of a brother band." Do vou notice the manner of Jest'. First, "He atooped down and wrote )i the dust." Some one has paid that He di 5 it just because His mind was occupw 1 with thinking what He should do with t! inner, and it was much the same spirit n you would have if you would scribble up a pieco of paper wnile your mind was tak ing in aome weighty problem. Some on -elae h 4 auggested that in the purity Ilia nature, standing in the presence of tl woman of sin, He stooped down to wr" because He would hide the flushing of 1' own luca. That dust that was then at 1: feet is gone forevor; only Ood Him" ; could bring it back, and yet if by mira-v? He ahould bring it before us to-night I be lieve 1 know what would be written there on, "Neither Jo I condemn thee; go ami sin no more." And I am glad that we are not shut up to the uand for a record of that truth. It is written in this book. "There is. therefore, no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus," and this record is eternal. "Heaven and earth shall pass, but My word shall never Pass away." Second, when He continued with bowfd head to write the crowd became exceed ingly anxious, and finally they asked lliro what He had to say about the woman whe wai ainner, nnd then comes one of thf grandest sentences that ever fell from Hi lips, and gives us all the beauty of Hi) manhood, as well ns the power of His God hood when He 3aid. "Let he who is withV out sin cast the first stone." I doubt nol the woman began to tremble, nnd she must have said to herself, "My punishment ip upon me. for here are these Pharisees who ha made loud professions of their purity, surely they will cast, the first stone," but never a hand was lifted and never a stone Was throw- which only reveals to me the fact thiA ien men are cast with those men who ere sinful, not outbreaking sin ful, but nevertheless wrong in the sight of God, who of us could east the first stone in this assembly to-night? The very fact that hands are.not lifted and 6tones are not 1 thrown is our own condemnation. Third, in the ninth. ver we read, "And 5 they which heard it being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last, and Jesus was left alone and the woman standing in the midst." That to my mind is the most dramatic scene in al! thn chap- ' ter, if not in the New Testament. Oad- M denly the shouts of the mob nre hushed, they have taken their hands off from, the, j trembling woman, they are speechless in the presence of this Son of God, and with-", out consultation they begin to slink away. I can see them go. until finally the last one j is gone and there is the hush of death upon i the two as they stand together. You can all but hear the throbbing of their hearts; j you can detect the quick breathing of the woman, who thinks that the rime lor sen- tence has come. Mercy and pity face each j other, and mercy waits for pity to speak. "Neither do I condemn thee; go and sin s no more." And we are ever to remember three things in connection with our Sa viour: First, there is never a question as to j how deeply we have sinned: the stories of the greatest sinners are told in the New Testament for our hope. . n . , ' Second, there is power enough in the blood of the Son to blot out the deepest sin. Though your sins be as scarlet they shall be as white as enow; though they be crimson they shall be as wool. And the third thing t remember is if the man with atn Is like the sands ot tee sea for number if he would feel the power of the shed blood of the Son of God jhe must by real faith and honest confession lay hold upon Him for eternal life. His kindness lifted her burden, and the world is just dying to-day for the want of sympathy. I think the time is long past when men are willing in these days to snend an hour in listening to abstract rea soning or deep theological discussions. I feei confident that the time is upon ua when men are ready to explain to that church, or that minister readv to bestow a word of cheer, readv to help a little in bearing the burden of life. . A woman came with a handful of sand to her minister and said. "My sins are like that for number." and he paid. "Take the pand back to the sea and let a wave roll over your handful of sand and they will be gone. To-night I bring you to the sea greater than any the world has ever looked upoc. "There is a fountain filled with blood, 1 Drawn from Immanuel's vein, And sinners plunged beneath that flood, Lose all their guilty stains." "Neither do I condemn thee," said Jesus when !.ll her accusers had slipped away. We do not know what became of thia woman, but I am perfectly sure that she never sinned again. Thia is the secret of victory over sin: Catch a glimpse of the face fairer than all the sons of men, listen but once tb the sound of His voice, sweeter than all the music of earth. How the man that preaches the development of character can match ti.is, matchless story I cannot see; how the wan who takes the blood out of the word of God and the sacrificial part away from the death of Christ can for &f" moment compare his message with tlprs Btory of the divine Son of God is more thAn I can tell. I bid all burdened nea weighed down because of sin to come into His presence to-night and you can hear Him 6ay "Neither de I condemn thee; g . and sin no more." ' Politeness An Attitude. Politeness appears to be what goodnees really is, and is an attitude rather than an action. Fine breeding ia not the mere learning of any code of manners any more than gracefulness is the mere learning of any kind of physical exercise. The gentle man apparently as the Christi in really,' looks not on his own thins", bat on tha thing3 of others, and the selfia person i always both un-Christian and iii-bred. El lon T. Fowler.