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Tim Bicldi'g Bannkr.
Cowdln Vr Lnplmm,
Editors anil Pablishers.
ijelding.
MICHIGAN.
A Topeka xaan died from the H:o
of drluking too much Ico water.
The quarrel over pronouncing It
has began, some saying It la Klone
dyke. Havirg brought su.t for divorce,
nothing remains fur Mr. Langtry bui
to go on the stage.
That experlei c.J gold hunter, Mar
cus Aure'.lus Manna, at last accounts
was prospecting In Ohio fields.
After all It remained for a Chicago
pol.cman to correspond clandestinely
with a married woman and "remain,
respectfully yours."
President McKinley reviewed 6ome
troops at PHUsburg, but as he had Just
escaped from reviewing a wiOle army
of patriots In Washington he was not
deeply moved.
Half of the aldermen of Virginia,
111., have resigned and left the c.ty,
and there's no telling where the others
"will pull up and go. No wonder the
Virginia people are happy.
Dr. Reynolds, city health commis
sioner, Is about to seaich Chicago
laundries for microbes. The good doc
tor should keep a firm grasp on his
buttons while In the presence of the
steam manglera.
That fellow with a wooden leg who
Is going to the Klondike gold fields Is
better off than most of the others, as
the transportation companies can pull
only one, and he can burn the other
and keep from freezing to death right
off.
The admonition, "Look before you
leap," has a special significance in
he swimming season. There are two
kinds of accidentia that should never
occur, namely, los3 of life through a
person unable to swim jumping Into
deep water, and loss of life mrough a
swimmer diving into shallow water.
A writer has formulated a rule whereof
the observance would spare many
lives. It Is, Be sure of the water be
fore you dive or leap into it."
Following tne precedent set by
Brown University, whose trustees hold
that the president of a university
should submit his views to the cor
poration for revision before publica
tion, the state school book commission
of Kansas is carefully eliminating er
rors In finance from the text books
and supplying their places by truth as
seen by the Demcc.ats. Hereafter It
will be the proper thing for each state
to revise its text books Immediately
after the fall lprtloTia
What Is said to be the greatest oil
discovery ever made Is reported from
Alaska. Some gold prospectors several
months ago ran across what seemed to
be a lake of oil. The lake was fed by
Innumerable springs, and the sur
rounding mountains were full of coal.
They brought samples to Seattle, and
teats proved it to be of as high grade
as any ever taken out of Pennsylvania
wells. A local company was formed
and experts sent up. They have re
turned on the steamer Topeka and
their report has more than borne out
first reports. It is said there Is enough
oil and coal In the discovery to supply
the world. It is close to the ocean, in
fact the experts say that the oil oozes
out.lnto the salt water. It Is said that
theStandard Oil company has already
made an offer for the property. The
owners have filed on 8.000 acres, and
are naturally very much excited over
their prospects for fortune.
"American Iron In Europe" Is the
rubject of several reports from United
States consuls, published by the de
partment of state. Mr. George V,
Parker, consul at Dlrmingham, Eng
land, writes that for six months or
more steel has been Imported from the
United States Into Wales for use In
the tin plate trade, and that In Jan
uary 1,600 tons of steel billets were
shipped from Philadelphia for deliv
ery In Birmingham. Editorial articles
in the Birmingham Post discuss the
conditions which make the Importa
tion of American steel possible.
Among these conditions are the facts
that In England for some time prices
of Iron and steel have been steadily
rising under the Influence of improved
demand, and that in the United States
they have been falling, due to tho
commercial depression. There Is noth
ing new, says the Post, in the Impor
tation of American pig Iron, which can
be produced now at prices with which
England and Scotch smelters cannot
pretend to compete. American pig
Iron has lately been Introduced into
the Triest (Austrian) market, accord
ing to a report from Mr. J. O. Hag
gard, the British consul at that port,
at prices with which British Iron can
not compete.
After the Yukon and the Klondyke
freeze up it Is believed that Dawson,
N. W. Ter., Canada, will be the largest
city in the world without a mayor and
a police force. And everybody will get
along Just as well If thty can get
enough to eat.
"If a man cannot mend the Publlcl;
he should mend old shoes if he can do
no bUttr," exclaimed Dean Swift near
ly two hundred years ago. Has any
commencement address better ex
pressed the duty of the scholar In politic?
ANIloUit JN A C1KCUS.
HOW IT LOOKS IN THE DRESS
ING ROOM,
Ki Matter Uoxr Short the Tim, the
Artltta ire Alweye ltenclr Kindly
ml in pa the tic People Always Will
ing to A U Others.
(Special Letter.)
USY bees are what
the women per
formers of a ciicus
appear in the tent
allotted to them as
a dressing room.
The active life of
the ring docs not
affect their Indus
trious habits. In
deed, It may only
Intensify them, for
when thej leavo the gaze of the ad
miring anl applauding public some of
them not Jnly have to rush to make a
new tolle: for a new act, but they
darn their stockings, mend their be
spangled jowns and wash their pink
tights like the most commonplace of
housewives.
But no matter how short a time
they have In which to don the gorgeous
raiment ia which they are to please?
the hundreds of boys ?nd girls, there
Is always plenty of time to lend a help
ing hand to button up a frock which
fastens in the back or to help tie sorao
long string which keeps on one of the
many daiaty white petticoats of the
bareback rider. Eac'.i one helps her
neighbor and they have them on each
side, for esch woman's place Is In front
of her big circus trunk. The two or
three feet In front of It Is home. At
least It Is for the most of her summer
life, for these professional women so
dearly love their life that they do not
often care to wander far away from the
tent. Many a society belle would wen
der how these women could make the
elaborate toilets they do, all In togeth
er. Then their acts are on, they close
their trunks. and there isn't a lot of
gowns, ribbons, hats and shoes strewn
about. No, indeed, the fond mamma,
who has taken the greatest amount of
pains with her daughter's education
IN THE DRESSING BOOM.
and bringing up would sigh ... she couk
see that dressing room and wish sh
had been as successful In teaching nea
habits to her careless daughters
Everything has a place and is In It
They all sit on their trunks after fin
lshing dressing for their acts and await
their turns to go on.
"We know when we are wanted by
the music," answered Miss Ashton to
the writer, aa she put one lace trim
med skirt after another on her hand
some figure. "We can tell from here
everything that Is going on In me rinc
by the music. We usually allow three
acts to go by in which to get ready,
so we readily tell time by what is go
ing on In the ring instead of by a
watch."
As the women returned from the
ring they talked of how their pcrform
arco had gone and whether It had
been satisfactory to them or not.
Each one was interested in what had
taken place to her companions, and if
professional Jealousy existed the wom
en kept It well out of sight. One told
what a dear girl Jessie Miller, the
cornetlst, was, and all agreed that Ella
Ewing, the biggest woman who evr
lived, was Just as nice as she could
be. None of them had known this
girl giantess before this summer, but
when she wandered Into the dressing
tent, accompanied by her nice looking
mother, she was greeted on all sides.
"How do you do, Mls3 Reld," asked
tho big girl of the "countess," who sat
before her trunk making Rome sort of
a pretty neck dressing. "I came In to
see If you were better."
"Oh, I am much better, thank you,"
returned the great tandem driver. "I
only felt badly for a few days. I don't
think your mother looks well, though,
and you ought to make her take some
tonic."
Then In the most unprofessional way
these women discussed tonics, and later
with tme feminine zeal, talked of
whether pink face powder or white
was most becoming.
Near by the pretty Italian girl was
turning somersaults, and every time
would come up without a fine Mack
hair out of place. She took up a little
more room than was allowed her, but
no one complained and all squeezed
nearer to the trunks when passing by.
The only "lady clown" on earth sat
near by making herself look a3 funny
as she really Is, but no amount of ugly
red paint nor black crayon could spoil
the beauty of her lovely brown eyes.
THIS BAND IS A WONDER.
Mexican Paper'a Description of NiUUe
Musician' Triumph.
A reporter, wandering into the bar
racks of the ICth battalion, at the back
of the palaco building, found the fin
est military band of Mexico engaged in
rehearsing an air from the grandioss
creation, "Sampson and Delilah," says
the Mexican Herald. This crack banl,
formerly known as the 8th regiment
and now as the presidential staff band,
returned last Monday evening from Its
tour through the United States. It has
conquered everybody with Its match
less music. Its first trip to tho United
States, under the leadership of Capt.
Encarnaclon Payen, that priicj of
leaders, occurred In 1884: since then it
returned thither In 1SS8, 1S91, 1893,
1S94 and this year as well. By special
permission It played also In old Spain
In 1892. and it was on that occasion
that the queen regent of Spain con
ferred upon Payen the order of Isabel
the Catho'. c Capt. I ayen Is about 57
years of age, a native of this city and
a first optain In military grade. Un
fortunately he Is somewhat Indisposed
ard is at present confined to his hom
In San Pedro de los Plnos, Just beyonJ
Tacubaya. During his sickness the
baton is wielded by the assistant band
master, Capt. (second) Lorenzo Santl
b?.nez, a native of Guadlajara. 41 years
of age, a consummate mus c an. It U
little wonder that the common people
in Mexio are so enthusiastic over
music; they have It poured fnto their
ears by the finest military bands In
the world. At least th?t was the Im
pression that fastened itself cn the
newspaper man as he entered the bar
racks of Col. Juan de Mata Echevesti
and listened for the moment for thr
magnificent music of the Bnnda de
Estado Mayor. They were rehearsing
in an immense room belonging to th
bsirrc' s under the leadership of Cav
Santibar.cz. It may be addd rleh
here tlrat this hns been the first tri;
to the United States made by Sinti
b.mez, and Judging by hi3 enthusiast!
appreciation of the wonderful sight
and rc:aes he witnessed, it will not j
his last, provided the opportunity aris
es. He said that as yet Capt. Piye
was not awnre of the Intentions of th'
Mexican government respecting thi
band. As to whether they would re
urn to the United States on another
cur within the next few months, he
'ould say nothing as nothing had been
leclded. The costume of this band la
liaracteristlc. It consists of a cap.
:;lack In color, with a flaming red
silk plume, a blue coat with triple bow
if shining bras3 buttons, gamlshc'
with yellow bands, a sliver lyre on the
eft arm, also silver band3 on arm an''
shoulder; a leather pouc'.i suspended
from the shoulder and cross
ng the chest, and pantaloons of
blue with a doublo stripe of red. A
sword, In each case of finest steel, and
when In service sharp-toothed spur
and high top cavalry boots complete
the ostume. They must have made
quite an impression during their Amer
can trip, with their brilliant costume,
tnd their bright, beautiful muslr
Several of the younger members of th.
organization who were met by the
newspaper man wore buttons of al.
kinds from Paula Edwards buttons to
McKinley buttons.
Spruce Treea Glvlni Oat.
Spruce trees are the law material o'
wood pulp, and onsequently of a larpt
proportion of the paper used In th
printing trade. According to estimate!
recently given out by the Forestry I)
partment at Washington there Is onlj
six years' supply of coniferous wood
in sight If tho present rate of consump
tion Is kept up, says the New Yor
Times. Dealers in wood pulp nr
somewhat skeptical regarding th!,
statement, although they admit the in
creasing scaicity of spruce in thlf
country. There are thousands upor
thousands of acres of untouched spruce
forests In Canada, however, and tin
Canadian lumbermen are contemplat
ing with no small degree of Interes
the prospects of a spruce famine in thr
United States.
The Stormy I'etrel.
A bird Oi luuutuhe wing power l
the tiny stormy petrel; It belongs tc
every sea, and although so frail (ap
parently). It breasts the utmost furj
o! the storm. Skimming with incred
ible vd( city the troughs of the v
and gliding rapidly over their snowy
crests, petrels have been observed
2,000 miles from nearest land.
A frhcol teacher lately put the qti?n
tlon: "What is the highest fotm of
animal life?" "The giraffe!" rt.
sponded a bright member of the cla.i
TlLM AUK'S ShllMON.
TORM AT
DAY'S
SEA LAST SUN
SUBJECT. 'AM There Were Aluo with Illiu
titer Little hhln. and There A roue
i-Orext Storm of Wlud"
Jt. Verte 30,
From Murk
$ IBERIAS, Galilee,
Gennesaret three
names for the same
lake. No other gem
ever had so beau
tiful a setting. It
lay In a scene of
great luxuriance:
the surrounding
hills high, terraced,
sloped, groved, so
many hanging gar-
SAW
f It I
dtns of beauty; the waters rumbling
down between rochs of gray and red
Ire es tone, flashing from the hills, and
Ljunding Into the sea. On the shore
verc castles, armed towers, Roman
laths, everything atticclvc and beau
tful; all styles of vegetation in short
er space than in almost any other space
"n all the world, from the palm tree
)f the forest to the trees of a rigorous
:limate.
It seemed as If the Lord had launch
ed one wave of beauty on all the scene,
and It hung and swung from rock and
iill and oleander. Roman gentlemen
n pleasure boats sailing the lake, and
countrymen in fish-&macns coming
down to drop their nets, pass each
other with nod and shout and laughter,
or swinging Idly at their moorings. Oh,
what a wonderful, what a beautiful
lake!
It seems as If we shall have a quiet
night. Not a leaf winked in the air;
not a ripple disturbed the face of Gen
nesaret; but there seems t e a little
exeittir snt up the beach, an-J we hast
en to see what it is, and w& 2nd It an
embarkation
rrom the western shore a flotilla
pushing out; not a squadron, or dead
ly armament, nor clipper with valuable
merchandise, nor piratic vessels ready
to destroy everyth ng they could seize:
but a flotilla, bearing messengers of
life, and light, and peace. Christ is In
the front of the boat. His disciples
are In a smaller boat. Jesus, weary
with much speaking to large multi
tudes, 13 put Into somnolence by the
noting of the waves. If there was
ary motion at all, the ship was easily
rifhted; if the wind passed from one
6ide. from the starboard to the lar
board, or from the larboard to the star
board, the boat would rock, and by the
rentlenoss of the motion putting the
Master asleep. And they extempor
ized a pillow made out of a fisherman's
cuat. I think no sooner 13 Christ pros
trate, and his head touching the pll
lcw, than he Is sound asleep. The
breezes of the lake run their fingers
thrcugh the locks of the worn sleeper.
nd the boat rises and falls like a
jleeplng child on the bosom of a sleep
ing mother.
I, T ha cn h Sort In th flrt r1s Im.
jhres8es me with the fact that it is very
important to nave (jurist in tne snip;
for all those boats would have gone
to the bottom of dennesaret If Christ
had not been present. Oh, what a les
son for you and for me to learn! What
eer voyage we undertake, Into what
ever enterprise we start, let U3 always
have Christ in the ship. Many of you
In these days of revived commerce are
starting out In new financial enter
prises: I bid you good cheer. Do all
you cm do. Do it on as high a plane
ns possible. You have no right to bo
a stoker In the ship if you can be
an admiral of the navy. You have no
right to be a colonel of a regiment If
you can comraaud a brigade; you have
no right to be engineer of a boat on
river-banks, or near the coast. If you
can take the ocean steamer from New
York to Liverpool. AH you can do with
utmost tension of body, mind and soul,
you are bound to do; but oh! have
Christ In every enterprise. Christ In
every voyage. Christ in every ship.
There are men who ask God to help
them at the start of great enterprises.
He has been with them In the past;
no trouble can overthrow them; the
itorms might come down from the top
of Mt. Hermon, and lash Gennesaret
Into foam and into agony, but it could
not hurt them. But here Is another
man who starts out in worldly enter
prise, and he derends upon the uncer
tainties of this life. He has no God to
help Mm. .After awhile the storm
comes, and tosse3 off the masts
of the ship; he puts out his life
boat; the sheriff end the auctioneer
try to help him off; they can't help
him off; he must go down; no Christ
in the ship. Here are young men Just
starting out In life. Your life will be
made up of sunshine and shadow. There
may be In It arctic blasts or trop.cal
tornadoes; I know not what is before
you. but I know if you have Christ with
you all shall be well.
You may seem to get along without
the religion of Christ while everything
goes smoothly, but after awhile, when
sorrow hovers over the soul, when the
waves of trial dash clear over the hur
r'cine deck, and the bowsprit Is shiv
ered, and the halliards are swept into
the sea, and the gangway Is crowded
with piratical disasters oh, what
would you then do without Christ In
the ship? Young man, take God for
your portion, God for your guide, God
for your help; then all Is well: all 13
well for time, all shall be well forever.
Blessed is that man who puts in the
Lord his trust. He shall never be con
founded. But ray subject also Impresses me
with the fact that when people start
to follow Christ they must not expect
smooth sailing. These disciples got
Into the small boats, and I have no
doubt thy said, "What a beautiful day
this is! What a smooth sea! What
a bright sky this Is! How delightful
Is e..lug in this boat; and as for the
waves under the keel of the boat, why,
they only make the motion of our lit
tle boat the more delightful." But
when the winds swept down, and the
sea was tossed Into wrath, then they
found that following Christ was not
smooth sailing. So you have found it;
so I have found It. Did you ever no
tice the end of the life of the apostles
of Jesus Christ? You would say that
If ever men ought to have had a smooth
life, a smooth departure, then those
men. the disciples of Jesus Christ,
ought to have had such a departure
and Fuch a life.
St. James lost his head. St. Philip
was hung to death on a pillar. St.
Matthew had his life dashed out with
a halbert. St. Mark was dragged to
death through the streets. St. James
the Less was ueaten to death with a
fuller's club. St. Thomas was struck
through with a spear. They did not
find following Christ smooth sailing.
Oh. how they were all tossed in the
tempest! John Huss In the fire; Hugh
McKall In the hour of martyrdom; the
Alblgenses. the Waldenses, the Scotch
Covenanters did they find' it smooth
sailing
My subject also impresses me with
the fact that good people sometimes
get very much frightened. In the tones
of these disciples as they rushed into
the back part of the boat. 1 find they
are frightened almost to death. They
say: "Master, carest thou not that we
perish?" They had no reason to be
frightened, for Christ was in the boat.
I suppose If we had been there we
would have been Just as much affright
ed. Perhaps more.
In all ages very good people get very
much affrighted. It is often so in our
day, and men say, "Why, look at the
bad lectures; look at the Spritualist.c
societies; look at the various errors
going over the Church of God; we are
going to founder; the Church 13
going to perish; she Is going
down." Oh, how many good people
are affrighted by triumphant In
iquity in our day. and think the church
of Jesus Christ and the cause of right
eousness are going to be overthrown,
and are Just as much affrighted as the
disciples of my text were affrighted.
Don't worry, don't fret, as though in
iquity were going to triumph over
righteousness.
A lion goes into a cavern to s!eep. He
lies down, with his shaggy mane cov
ering the paws. Meanwhile the spider3
spin a web across the mouth of the
cavern, and say, "We have captured
him." Gossamer thread after gossamer
thread is spun until the whole front of
the cavern Is covered with the spiders'
web. and the spiders say, "The lion Is
done; the lion Is fast." Af:er awhile
the lion has got through sleeping; he
rouses himself, he shakes his mane, he
walks out Into the sunlight; he does
not even know the spiders' web is spun,
and with his voice he shakes the moun
tain. So men come, spinning their sophis
tries and scepticism about Jesus
Christ?-tno.tn ha sleeplp e.They
say, "We have captured the Lord; he
will never come forth again upon the
nation: Christ is captured, and cap
tured forever. His religion will never
make any conquest among men." But
after awhile the Lion of the tribe of
Judah will rouse himself and come
forth to shake mightily the nations.
What Is a spider's web to the aroused
Hon? Give truth and error a fair grap
ple, and truth will come off victor.
But there are a great many good peo
ple who get affrighted In other re
spects; they are affrighted in our day
about revivals. They say, "Oh! this is
a strong religious gale; we are afraid
the Church of God Is going to upset,
and there are going to be a great many
people brought into the Church that
are going to be of no use to It;" and
they are affrighted whenever they see
a revival taking hold of the churches.
As though a ship captain with five
thousand bushels of wheat for a cargo
should say, some day, coming upon
deck, "Throw overheard all th? cargo;"
and the sallor3 should say, "Why, cap
tain, what do you mean? Throw over
all the cargo?" "Oh." says the cap
tain, "we have a peck of chaC that has
pot Into this five thousand bushels
wheat, and the only way to ?et rid of
the chaff is to throw all the wheat
overboard." Now, that is a jreat deal
wiser than the talk of a great many
Christians who want to throw over
board all the thousands and tens of
thousands of souls who hive been
brought In throuch great awakenings.
Throw all overboard because there Is a
peck of chafT, a quart of chaff, a pint of
chaff! I ray. let them stay until the
last day; the Lord will divide the chaff
from thp wheat.
Oh, that these ga!es froa heaven
might sweep through all our churches!
Oh, for such dajs as Richcrd Baxter
saw In England and Robert McCheyno
saw in Dundee! Oh, for such days as
Jonathan Edwards ss.w In Northamp
ton! I have often heard myfather tell
cf the fact that In the early jart of this
century a revival broke out in Somer
ville, N. J., and some people were very
much agitated about It. They said,
"Oh, you are going to brlni too many
people Into the churchy at once;" and
they sent down to New Brmswick to
get John Livingston to stop the re
vival. Well, there was no better soul
In all the world than John Livingston.
He went up; he looked at the revival:
they wanted him to stop It He stood
In the pulpit on the Sabbatl, and look
ed over tho solemn auditcry, and he
said: "Thi, brethren, U h reality the
work of God; beware ho you try to
atop It." And he was an oil man, lean
ing heavily on his staff-a very old
man. And he lifted the st;ff, and took
hold of the small end of tie staff, and
began to let It fall very sloviy through,
between the finger and tht thumb, and
he said: "Oh, thou iMptaltent, thou
art falling now falling away from
life, falling away from per and heav
en, falling aa certainly as that cane Is
falling throush my hand-falling cer
tainly, though perhaps falling very
slowly." And the cane kept on falling
through John Livingston's hand. The
religious emotion In the audience was
overpowering, and men saw a type of
their doom as the cane kept falling
and falling until the knob of the cane
struck Mr. Livingston's hand, and ho
clasped It stoutly and aald, "But the
grace of God can stop you, as I stopped
that cane;" and then there was glad
ness all through the house at the fact
of pardon and peace and salvation.
"Well." said the people after the serv
ice, "I guess you had better send Liv
ingston lipme; he is makfnr; th? revival
worse." Oh, for the gales from heaven,
and Christ on board the sh'p. The
danger of the Church of God la not la
revivals.
Again, my subject Impresses me with,
the fact that Jesus was God and man
In the same being. Here he Is In the
back part of the boat. Oh. how tired
he looks, what sad dreams he must
have! Look at his countenance; he
must be thinking of the cros3 to come.
Look at him, he Is a man bone of our
bone, flesh of our flesh. Tired, he falls
as!eep; he Is a man. But then I find
Christ at the prow of the toat; I hear
him say, "Peace, be still;" and I see
the storm kneeling at his feet, and the
tempests folding their wing3 in his
presence; he is a God.
If I have sorrow and trouble, and
want sympathy, I go and kneel down
at the back part of the boat, and say,
"O, Christ! weary one of Gennesaret,
sympathize with all my sorrows, man
of Nazareth, man of the cross." A man,
a man. But If I want to conquer my
spiritual foes, if I want to get the vic
tory over sin, dea'.h, and hell, I come
to the front of the boat, and I kneel
down, and I say, "O, Lord Jeus Christ,
thou who dost hush the tempest, biuh
all my grief; hush all my temptation,
hush all my sin." A man, a man; a
God, a God.
I learn once more from this subject
that Christ can hush a tempest. It did
j?eem as if everything must go to ruin.
The disciples had given up the Idea of
managing the ship; the crew were en
tirely demoralized; yet Christ rise3,
and he puts his foot on the storm, and
It crouches at his feet. Oh, yes!
Christ can hush the tempest.
You have had trouble. Perhaps It
was the little child taken away from
you the sweetest child of the house
hold, the one who asked the most curi
ous questions, and stood around you
with the greatest fondness, and the
spade cut down through your b'.eeding
heart. Perhaps it was an only son, and
your heart has ever since been like a
desolated ca3tle, the owls of the night
hooting among the falling rafters and
the crumbling stairways.
Perhaps it was an aged mother. You
always went to her with your troubles.
She was in ycur home to welcome your
children Into life, and when they died
6he was there to pity you; that old
hand will do you no more kindness;
that white lock of hair you put away In
-the casket, or In the locket, did not
look as well as It usually did when she
tntha.it wy from her wrinkled
brow In the home circle or In the coun
try church. Or your property gone,
you said. "I have so much baryk stock,
I have so many government securities,
I have so many houses, I have so many
farms" all gone, all gone.
Why, all the storms that ever tram
pled with their thunders, all the ship
wrecks, have not been worse than this
to you. Yet you have not been com
pletely overthrown. Why? Christ
hushed the tempest. Your little one
was taken away. Christ says, "I have
that little one; I can take care of him
as well as you can, better than you can,
O bereaved mother!" Hushing the tem
pest. When your property went away,
God sAid. "There are treasures In heav
en, in banks that never break."
There Is one storm Into which we
will all have to run. the moment when
we let go of this life, and try to take
hold of the next, when we will want
all the grace we can have we will
want It all. Yonder I see a Christian
soul rocking on the surges of death;
all the powers of darkness seem let out
against that bouI the swirling wave,
the thunder of the sky, the screaming
wind, all seem to unite together; but
that soul Is not troubled; there Is no
sighing, there are no tears; plenty of
tears In the room at the departure, but
he weep3 no tears, calm, satisfied,
peaceful; all Is well. Jesus hushing the
tempest. By the flash of the storm you
see the harbor Just ahead, and you are
making for that harbor. Strike eight
bells. All Is well.
into the haruor of heaven now we
glide;
We're heme at last, home at last.
Softly we drift on its bright, sllv'ry
tide.
We're home at last, home at last.
Glory to God, all our dangers are o'er.
We stand secure on the glorified shore:
Glory to God, we will shout evermore.
We're home at last, home at last.
Harry end Worry.
We frequently hear of Christian
workers breaking down from overwork,
but nine times out of ten It was hurry
and worry which brought them to th
3tate of enforced Inaction which they
regret. Hurry and worry, which usual
ly go together, ruin more lives than any
amount of regular systematic labor. In
deed, Inconsiderate exertion Is almost
as bad In Its effects as Idleness. Why
cannot we bear in mind that there !s
always time enough to do well all that
we are called upon to do? If we do
more than this, we do Injustice both to
our work and to ourselves. On the oth
er nam If we waste the time entrusted
,o us, I? Is useless to attempt to get
it back by extra haste.
Good and Evil. It Is an Inherent
und Inevitable necessity that man b
free to choose or reject; that is human
morality. Without the choice between
good and evil we would be as the birds
and tha beasts. Rev. R. Heber New
ten. Episcopalian. Icw York City.

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