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OXE OP REV. DR. TALMAGETS STERIjIXG discourses. Subject Rewards for the Dull as Well as the Brilliant. Text: "Cnto one He give fire talents, to another two, ami to another one; to every man, accordinj to his seceral ability." Matt xxt., Ii Many of tho parables of Jesus Christ were more jirapie in the times iu wbich He lived than they are now, because circumstances have so much cliauged. la oiden tiuies,wheu a man ant -d to wreak a grudge f on his neigliber, after tlie farmer had scattered the seed w heat over the iie:d and wao ex ecting the harvest. Lis avenger would no across the same field with a sack fa 1 or tbe seed of ournel grrss, fc .ttenng that seed all over the tie d, and of course it would sprout up and spoil the whole crop; and it was to that that Chr st referred in the parable when He spoke of the tares being sown among tne w neat, in this laud cur farms are teiictd off, aud the woives have been driven to the mountains, and we cannot fully under stand tho meaning of the parable in regard to the shepherd and the lost sheep. Hut the paiao e from which 1 speak to-day is founded on something we ail under stand. It is built on money, anl that means the same in Jerusalem a in Jieiv York. It means the same to the serf as to the Czar, and to the Chinese cooiie as to the Emperor. Whether it is m:ide out of Lor.o or i ras. or iron or copper, or gold or silver, it speaks ali lanuaires without a stammer. Ihe parable of the text runs in thiswise: The owner of a lanre estate was about to leave home, and he La I some money that be wisnea properly invested, and so he called to gether bis servants, and said: 1 am going away now, and I wish you would take this money and put it to tbe very best possible use, and when 1 come back re turn to me the inter-, st." To one man he gave fM'l), to others he cave lesser sums of money: to the least he gave lScl). He left home and was gone for years, and then re turned. On his arrival he was anxious to know about his wordy affairs, and he called his servants together to report to him. "Let nie know," said he, "what have you been dom with my prop erty since 1 have been gone." The man wlio had received the $.H'X) came up aud said: "I invested that money. I got good interest for it 1 have in other ways rightly employed it: and here are 1S.Sj0l You spa 1 hv doubled what ycu gave me," "That's very good," said the o ner of the estate; "that's grandly done. I a Imire your faithful ness and industry. 1 shall reward you. Well done well done." Other servants came up with smaller accumulations. After a while, I see a man dragging himself along, with his head hanm. I know from the way he comes in thatThe is a lazy fellow. He comes up to the ow ner of tho estate and says: "Here are those Sl.SSO." "What!" says the owner of tbe property, "haven't you made it accumulate anything;" ".Nothing nothing." "Why, what have you been about ail these'ycars:" "uh, I was afraid that if I invested it, I might somehow lose it There are your $lSiO." Many a man started out with only a crown in his pocket, and achieved a fortune; but this fellow of my text, with f IS-iO, has gained not one farthing. Instead of confessing his in dolence, he goes to work to berato his master, for indolence is most always im pudent and impertinent VI course, he loses his place and is d scharged from the s-Tvit e. The owner who went out into a far country is Jesus Christ going from earth to heaven. The servants spoken of in the text are members of the Church. The talents are our different qual fications of usefulness given in different proportions to different people. The coming back of the owner is the Lord Jesus returning at the judgment to make final settlement. Tbe raising of some of these men to be rulers over five or two ciiies, is the exaltation of the righteous at the last day, while the casting out of the idler is the expulsion of ail those ho have niisiuiproved their privileges. Learn first from this subject.that becoming a Christian is merely going out to service. Jf you have any romant:c idea about becom ing a Christian, I want now to scatter the romance. If you enter into the kingdom of God. it will be going int" plain, practical, honest, continuous, persistent Christian work. I kuow there are a great many people who have fantastic and romantic notions about ti.is Christian life, but ho who serves God with all the energies of body, mind, and soul is a worthy sir .ant, and he who do s not is an unworthy servant When the war trum pet sounds, all the Lord's soldiers must march, however deep tho snow may be, or however fearful the odds against them. Under our Government we may have Colonels, and Captains, and Generals in time of peace, but in the Church of God there is no peace until the last great victory shall have been achieved. But I have to tell you it is a voluntary ser vice. Ptoule are not brought into it as slaves were dragged from Africa. A young man goes to an artisan and fays: "Sir, 1 want to learn your trade. I, by this indenture, yield myself to your care and service for the next four, or five, or seven years. I want you to be my master, and I want to be your servant" Just so, if we come into the king lorn of Go I at all, we must come, saying to Christ: "lSe Thou my master. 1 tr.ke Thy service for tiuio and for r.Teboose it It ts a voluntary serv ice. ij"uy3aciiit'c. YiitiT iur"rieres"gec'w-orn out, and our head aches, and our physical facul ties break down; bat in this service of the Lord Jesus, the harder a man works the bet ter he likes it. and a man in this audience who has been for forty years serving God en joys the employment liettT th t w- en ho "rst entered it The grandest honor that can ever be bestowed upon you, is to have Christ say to you on the last day: "Well done, good and faithful servantl" Learn also from this parable that different qualifications are given to different people. The teacher lifts a blackboard, and he draws a diagram, in order that by that diagram he may impress the mind of the pupil with the truth that he has been uttering. And all the truths of this Bible are drawn out in the natural world as in a great diagram. Here is an acre of ground that has ten talents. Under a little culture it yields twenty bushels of wheat to the acre. Here is another piece of ground that has only ona talent Yoa may plow it, and harrow it and culture it year after yeir, but it yields a mere pittance. So here is a mr.n with ten talents in the way of getting trr-r-i and doing good. He suon, under Chr . i culture, yields great harvests of faith a:.v. good work. Here is another man who seems to have only one ta.ent, and you may put upon him the greatest sn'iritunl culture, but he yields but little of the fruits of righteousness. You are to understand thai there re different qualifications for differ ent individuals. There is a great deal of ruinous comp irison when a man says: "Oh, if I only had that man's iaitb. or tiiat man s money, or that m in'seloiueiice, how I would servt God." Better take the facility that God has given you and employ it in the right way. The rabbis used to say, that beore the stone and timber were brought to Jerusalem for the Temple every stone and p'ere of timlier was marked; so", that Iwfore they started for Jerusalem the architects knew in what p ae-j that particular -'eca of timber or stone snould ht And so I have to toll you we are all marked for soaie one place in the great temple of tlie Lord, and do not let us complain, saying : " I would like to be tbe foundation stone or the cap stone." et us go into the very pace where Gol intends ui to bo, and be satisfied with the position, i'our talent may be in large worldly estate; your talent may l in personal appearance; your talent may be in high social position; your talent may be in a swift pen or elwjiient tjngut, but whatever be the talent, it has been given only for one purpose practical use. You some times find a man iu the community of whom you say: "He has no talrmt at all ;' and yet that man may have a hundred talents. ILs ont hundred talents may be shown in tli-3 item of endurance. Poverty- coram, and he endures it; persecution com-w, and he endures it; sickness conie3, and he endures it Before men and angels he is a specimen of Christian patience, and he is really illustrating the power of Christ's Gospel, and is doing as much for the Church, and more for the Church, than many more positively active. If you have one tale it, usj that; if you have ten talents, usj th m, satisfied with the fact that we all have different qualifica tions, and ttiat the Ixirl decides whether we shall have one or whether we shall have ten. I learn also from this parable that tae grace of Gol wm attondjl to be aicumult tive. When God p a iu an acini, lis means an oik, an I vli.;ii II j p'.antia s:nill amount of gra -e in th? be. irs, i-j inten Is it to b growthful anl onlarg) until it over shadows the whole nature. There are parents who, at tlie birth of each child lay aside an amount of money, investing it, expecting by accumulnt on an I by co npound interest that by the time the child shall come to mid lite this sim 1 amount of innn?y wiil lj a for tune, showing how a small amount of moa-jy will roll up in:o a va-t accum jl it.on. Weil, God sets aside a cert ai i aniciat of grao for each one of His spir.tual children at bis birth, and it is to goon, an I, ns by compound in terest accumulate, until it shall bee me an -eternal fortune. Ca i it lie pj-sinle that you have been acquainted with trio Lord J-SU3 for ten. twenty, tbirry yeais, an It mt yon do not love Him more now than you did before f Can it be that you have been caltured in tin Lord's vineyard, and that Chr st tin Is oa you nothing but sour grapes? ou may depend upon it, if you do not ins th talent tliat God gave yon it will dviin'il-. Ti e riii that breaks from the hillside wdl e.th -r widen into a river or dry up. Ihi I r.g;it-st day started jn the dim twilight The sir nest Christian man was once a W5ait Ciir st.an. Take tho one ta'ent aud make ittao; lalie five anl make them ten; ta'e ren nn 1 ninlcj them twenty. The grace cf G1 was inten ltd to be very accumulative. Again I learn from tlie text that infe riority oc guts u no fii'UM lor lriMIen This man, wit l the s naliest nmo mt ot money, came growling into tiie pn-sence of the owner cf tho e-.tate. a-i much ns to say: If you h-id give.i mft i 'J'.Wt I would have brouglit t I"vS K is well ns Ibis t!n-r man. You gave me only 1-S ,an I I hardly tlioiightit wis worth wni'e io uw it at all. Ko 1 hid it in a napkin nn I it proiuevd in risult. It's because yni didri t give me enough." But infer. oiity of faculties is no excrse for in lolenee. l't m s ly to the man who has the Imr-t qualification', by the graoe of Gol he may b mile almost ouinipot-'nt Tae marchaat, wooss cargoes come out frcm every island of the sea, and who, by one stroke of the pen, can cnange the wto.e lace ot American com merce, has not so much cower as vou may have before God, in earnest, faithful and continuous prayer. You say you have nc faculty. Do you not understand that you ni ght this afterm on go into your place of prayer, and kneel before "God, and bring down upon your soul, and the souls of others, a blessing so vast mat it would tane eternal aces to compute it? "Oh," you say "I haven't feetness of speech. I cant talk weil. I can't utter what I want to say." My brother, can you not quote one passage of Scripture.' Then, take that one passage of Scripture; carry it with you everywhere; quote it under all proper circumstances. With that one passaze of Scriuture vo i may harvest a thousand souls for God. I am glad that the chief work of the Cnurch in this day is being done by the men of one talent Unce in while, when a great fortress is to he taken, God will brng out a great field-piece aud rake all with the firay hail of destruction. But common muskets do most of the hard fighting. It took only one Joshua, and the thousands of common troops, under him, to drive down tlie wails ot cities, and, under wrathful strokes, to make nations fly like sparks from the anvil. It only took one Luther for Germany, one Zwinglius for Swit erlaud, one John Knox for Scotland, one Calvin for France, and one John Wes.ey for England Dorcas as certainly has a mission to serve as Paul has a mission to preach. The two mites dropped by the widow into the ooor-box will be as much applauded as the endowment of a colloge, wbich gets a man's name into the newspapers, the man who kindled the lire under the burnt offering in the ancient temple had a duty as imperative as that of tat high priest, in magnificent robes, walking into the Holy of Holies under tiie cloud ot Jehovah's presence. Yes, the m.?n with one talent are to save the world, or it will never be saved at all. The nun with five or ten talents are tempted to tod chiefly for them selves, to build up their own great name, and work for their own aggrandizement, anl do nothing for the alleviation of the world's woes. The cedar of Lebanon s and ing oil the mount lin seenn to hand down the storms out of the heavens to 111 earth, but ;t Cears no truit, while some dwart pjar tree has more fruit on its branches than it can carry. Better to have one talent and put it to "full uso than five hundred wickedly neglected. My sub 'ect teaches me that there is go ing to come a day of solemn settlement When thiold farmer of the text got home. he immediately called all the servauts about hira and said: "Here is the little account I have been keeping. I want to sae your ac count, and we will first compare them, and I' 1 pay you what I owe you,and you'll pay me wait you owe me. letushave a settlement." Tho day will come when the Lord Jesus Christ will app:ar, and will say to you: "What have you been doing with my property? H hat have you been doing with my facul ties? What have you been doing with what I gave you for accumulative purposes;" There will be no escape from that settle ment. Sometimes you cannot get a settle ment with a man, especially if he owes you. He postoonjs and procrastinates, and says: "I'll see you next week,'' or "I'll see you next m'.ntu." The tact is, he does not want to settle. But when the great day comes of which I am speaking, there will be no escape. We will havo to face all the bills. I have sometimes been amazed to see how an accountant will run up or down a long iin of figures. Jf I see ten or fifteen figures in a line, and I attempt to add them up, and I ad 1 them two or three times, I make them different each time. But I have admired the way an accountant will take a long line of figures, an I without a single mistake, and with great celerity, announce the aggregate. Now, in the last great settlement, there will be a correct account presented. Gol has kept a long line of sins, a long lino of broken Sabbaths, a long line of profane words, a long line cf discarded sacraiinnts, a long line of misitnprove 1 privileges. They will all be ad led up, an 1 beforo angels, and devi s, and men, the aggregate will be announced. Oh, that will be t.'io jjrent day of settlement I have to ask the question: "Am I ready for it.'" It is of more importance to nn to answer that question in regard to myself than in regard to you: and it is of more importance for 'ou to answer it in regard to yourself than in regard to me. Every man for himself oa that day. Every woman for herself on that day. "If thou bo wise, thou siialt be wise for thyself: if thou scornest, thou alone shale iiear it" We areai tto seak of the last day as an occasion of voc.fora tion a jrroat demonstration of power and pomp: but there will bi on that day, I think, a few moment- of entire silence. I think a tremendous an overwhelming silence. I think it. will lie such a silence as the earth never heard. It will 1)3 at the moment when all nations are listening for their doom. I learr also from this parable f the text ttat our degrees of happ iness in heaven will be Graduated according to cur degrees of usefulness on earth. Sieveral of the com mentators agree in making this parable tho some one as iu Luke, where one man was made ruler over li e cities ind another made ruler over two cities. Would it be fair and right that the pro. essed CTv istian man who has lived very nea tho lino between t!i3 world and the Church tho man who has o.'ten compromised his Christian charact.T tho man who has never spoken out for Cod the man who has never been known as a Christian only on ix-iiuiiuuiou tluy the uiaa-wbob - great strn rcr e hnflecn to rC1.J1CI,1,iJ V.'.'-JI v.... -..I 2V right to suppose ttis.t man, will have as grand ami glorious a sex t in heaven as the man who gave all his energies of body, mind and soul to the service of God? Tiie dying thief entered heaven, but not with the samo startling acclaim os that which greeted Paul, who had gone under scorch ings, aDd across dungeons, and througZi maltreatments into the kingdom of glory. One star di S'ers from anther star in glory, and they who toil mightily for Christ on earth shall have a far greater reward than those who have rer dered only half a service. r-ome of yo a are hastening on toward the revara of the righteous. 1 want to cheer y ai up at the thought that there will be some kind of a reward wading for you. There are Christian people in this house who are very near heaven. Thi week some of you may pass out into the light of the unset ting sun. I saw a blind man going along the road with his staff, and ha kept pounding the earth and then stamping with his foot Isaid to him: "What do you do that for?"' "Oh." ho said, "I can tell by the sound of the ground when I am near adwelling." And some of you can tell by the sound of your earthly pathway that vou nre coming near to your Father's house. I congratulate yon. Oh. weather-beaten voyagoi-s.the storms are driving you into the larb-ir. Just as when vou were looking for a friend, you came up to the gates of his house, and you were talking with the servant, when vour friend hoisted the window an I shoutei. "Come in ! come in !" Jut so. when you come to the gate of ti e future world, anil you ore talking with death, tbe black porter at the gate, metninks Christ will hoist the window and say: "Come in! corae in! I will make thee ruler over 'en cities. In nntici pation of that land I do not wonder that Augustus loplady. tho author of "Rock ol Ages, uecuireu in nis last moment: nave nothing mora to pray for: God lias given me everything. hurely no man czm live on earun alter theglorie3 1 uave w itnessed." Oh, my brothers and sisters, how sweet it will be, after the long wildernesi march, to get home. That was a bright moment; fur the tired rlove in tiie time of tae Deluvjo when it found iti way safely into lha window of the ark. It is csaerteil in London pj pers that the discovery made by Mr. Hewitt iu tlio artificial manufacture of quinino will renuit iu" the reduction of the pric.3 of that article to a few cent i per pound. The importance of this discovery is rer-dared greater by the fact that, while hitherto deptndenca Tia3 been on tho cultivation of the cinchona tree for quinine, the bark yielding only about two per cent. t i the same, the new pro cess admits of the snlmtanco being pro duced without limit from an article which can always be got in abividance In any part of tho world. A (ttkious museum has just been opened at Dresden. In it are collected number of boots, shoes and ulippe-r-i, in which emperors, Icings, quoons, prince.s and other august or famous persons have tome time or other trod den the path through life. Among them are a pair of boots worn by Na poleon I. at the battle of Dresden on April 27, 1813, and a pa'r of wh ta atiu thoi.s, eml.ro'dt red in g dd, which the name great emperor wore on the c!ay of his coronation; another pair of strong leather boots which belonged tc tho famous French marshal, Murat, ifterward King of tho Two Sicilies; a pair of high-he 1 'd boots of Maria Taers:i; boot of the philosopher Kant, mid many others, forming a curi ous aneembly. If the promolers of tlie museum havo cny energy thpy will n t 6nd it difficult to increase their curi ous coliection considerably and ti make it on ) of the sight3 of Dresden. But they must search both highways and byways for their treasures; thus, for instance, they might, perhaps, ob tain an i .t resting Article from the good nuns at Naiareth House, Ilam nier.smith, who preserve a larga, comfortable-looking slippe.' of tho lato Tcpe under a dainty.glass case in one af t'icir large rooms. THE I. S. S. LESSON. IXTERXATIOXAti IESSON FOR DECEMBER 2. Lesson Text: "Israel Under Judges," Jiuljr. H., 11-23 Golden Text: Heb. iii., 12 Commentary Joiijhe Lesson. In studying the h'story of Israel it is neces sary to keep in mind that tiie Lord Hod had chosen them to be a special people unto Him self, above all peop e upon ths faca of the earth: an holy p op'o unto the Lord their Cod, that He might d well among them, and that lhey might magnify His name before the nations, lie only asked of them a cheer ful and whole hearted obedience and submis sion promising on H.s part that they should be made to enjoy the greatest possible tem poral prosperity ami be the head of all na tions, no one being able to stand before them. Their history dur ng the forly 3'ears that Hoses led them is found in the books of Ex odus. Leviticus, Nunihersand Deuteronomy. We have just been studying thair history under the leadership of Joshm. as recorded in the book of Joshua, and now we come to their history under the Judges for about 4"J years, as recorded in this Look. (Acts xiii., 11. "The children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served Baalim." At least seven tini 'S do we find this ttxtemenfc concerning their doing evil in this book, and a reason is given in the preceding verse, that a generation had nrisen which knew not the Lord, nor yet the works which He had done for I-rnel. '1 hey certainly knew of the Lord and had heard of his mighty works; His tabernacle was in their midst, and His priests were among them, but Him they knew not; they knew of Him. but they trusted not in Him; they turned their back upon the only living and true Cod, and served I'aalim, the idol god of the I'll enicians an 1 Canaanit s. The first mention of Baal, which signifies lord or possessor, is found in Sum. xxii,, 41, and the record of Israel's sin at Baal peor, and the death of twenty-four thousand by the plague because of that sin is found in Num. xxv.; therefore they were commanded to smite i nd utterly "destroy the idolatrous people, make no leagnj vrlth th?m, destroy their altars, tut down their groves and burn their graven images; but they disobeyed God, an 1 did no-, drive out ihe ido'aters, thus grieving God tnd causing themselves much sorrow (Deut. vii., 1-5; Juigesii.. 1-5). 12. "They forsook the Lord God of their fathers." Some of Joshua's parting words were: "If 3'0 forsake the Lord and serve strange gods, then will He turn and do you hurt ami con ume you" (Josh xxiv., 20), but these words are now forgotten or unheeded; and worse still, the l ord who brought them out of I he land of Egypt, and made them a nation an 1 gave tl em this yco I land, is for gotten and forsaken. Iagratitu le, disobe dience and rebellion was i litis man fest on their part towards the in iescribable love and long suffering of t he Lord tio I of Israel. Instead of living in the sunshine of His love, and the joy and strength of His presence, they turn away from their deliverer and pro tector, and -o;n bands w;ta His and their en m es. They nie a sinful nation, a seed of evil doers, forsaking the Lord and provoking the Holy One of israel to anger: they forsako the fountain of living waters, and hew them out broken c sterns that can hold no water (Jsn. i. 4: Jer. ii, 1:'). 13. "They forsook the Lord, and served Faal and Aslitaroth." These were the male and female divinitiis of tho nations before mentioned, ami their worship was associated w ith the most cruel and alsithe most impure practices, tne very extreme opposile of that re-mired by the pure and holy and lovins God of Israel. 1 1. "The anger of the Lord was not nc-ainst Israel." In the account of this sin written in Fs. cv'., :-M-4ii, it is said the "wrath of the Lord kind'ed against lis reonle. insomuch that l'e abhorred His own inheritance, and He eavetliein into the hand of the heathen." Ill .'er. xii., 7, concerning a later sin it is written: "I havo given the dearly beloved of my soul into the bands of her enemies." It was 1k cause of His great love for them that lie thus christened ttiem lor their sins, as it iswn.ten: "loi only have 1 known of all the famiii-s of the earth; therefore, I w;ll punish you for all j our iniquities." Amos .1., 1). "The hand of the Lord was against them for evil, . . . and they were greatly distressed" The way of tho transgressor is hard (Frov. xiii., lf), but they were the re deemed of the Lord an 1 his hand was upon them for evil only to mal.e them see the evil of their wavs and turn from it. that He might do them good. His cry to them in all their sin is ever the same: "Return, thou backsliding Israel, sait'.i the Lord, and I will not cause mine anger to fall unon vou. for 1 am merciful: t.irn.O backslidii g children. for l nni marr.o l unto yon. " (Jer. ill , lli-14.) If they had only obeyed tha Lord and walked in His wnvs, His band would always have been upon them for good. 1H. " iSeverthe'ess, the I ord raised up judge which delivered them Nevertheless. He rer.ni-aifl tlipii-nlt.i -t ,';.,Y VY'li.,- filt-ili"iVi-; covenant (I's. cvi., 44-4). Do not our hearts say: "O, foolish peop'e, why grieve and turn away from such love; why not abide in such a friend; why not constantly rejoice in such power;" Then a voice whispers: "Thou art the man; Israel's sin is just thine own, and the same Go I of Israel regards to day the cry of the oft erring, oft repenting one, and delivers those who call upon Him, such ns call upon Him in truth. Why not abide ever m His love.' 17. "Turned quick'v out of the way Although He heard their cry and raised them up judges who delivered them, they soon fell away into sin as bad as ever, and ould not hearken to the judges; their hearts seemed fully set in them to do evil. Love seemed lost upon them, and past warnings seemed utterly in vain; they were full of self and sin, and it appeared to be useless to do nnything for them; yet He loved them and lor His names sake forgave them am restored them many a time. iX. "The Lord was with the iudge." If it were not so the judge could have done nothing. The Lord was with Moses, and Joshua, and David, and the kings who did right in His sight, and the prophets who spoKe m nis name. Ana tbe same L,ordsays io us to day: jJo. 1 am with you alwav. "It repented the Lord." This expression, often used in reference to God, and first found in Uen. vi., 6, refers to God's visible procedure as it appears to us. That God should ever change His mind, or His pur pose, or De sorry tor anything He does, is simply impossibla "I am the ix)rd: I change not. - "uo i is not a man. that He should lie, nor tbe son of man. that Ho should r. nent.' "The strength of Israel will not lie nor re pent. (Hal. in., b; Num. xxiii., l'.l; I yarn. xy., 2P). The best explanation I have ever heard of these 'apparently conflicting state ments is as loliows: When a man is con vinced that he is in tlie wrong anil desires to do right, he changes his mind, and conse quently his line of action, and thus manifests repentance; God, who sees the end from the beginning, and knows all things that Ho ever intended to do, an 1 doas only what He always knew He would do. or be comne'led to do by man's sinfu ness, come3 to a place in nie one or events. wnre, according to our view of things, He makes a new departure, and thus He is said to repent, while He is only doing what He always knew lie would have to do just at that point. l'.. "They tea ! not from their own do ings, nor from their stubborn ways." Man's ways are not God's ways, neither are his do ings in tho line of God's will, for the carnal minu is enmity against Uod and does not choose to lie subject to Go 1. The man who submits cheerfully to the will and the way ot tne lora nns t vmently received a spirit wnien is not n nurai to mm; but not all who profess to tie born again, and perhaps it uiu oe saie to say tnat not all wno aro in deed born again, aro found denying se'f nn I cheerfully accepting tbe will of God in all things. .Many a Christian has evidently not ceased from his own doings and his stubborn way. a. "The anger of the Lord," We had the same expression m veras 14, and it is found again in th s book in chapters iii., 8; x., 7. It is diflicult f irus to think of anger without sin, although we are told in ona place to ba angry an 1 sin not (KpU. iv.. however diflicult that may be form, we cannot think of any sin m connect, on with the lord's anger or wrath, for He is of purer eyes than to behold evil and cannot look upon iniiiuity. (Heb. i., l.i.) A righteous indignation against base ingratitu le and iO Kl!io:i and sligi.tel love w i.I in seme measure descriiie the nn .er or wrath of tne Lord; but th ire is mu-h in ir, that is indescribable, and only the gie.it dy of His wrath when it is coma will fully show what it means: may wa all lie hid in thir. day. Jl-2.'!. "That I may nrove hrnol." Re-a is i they transgress 'd His covenant and would not hearken to His voic.!,thei-efore the idola trous nations were left or suifcred (margin of v. 2 I) in the land to prove Israel (chap, iii, 1, 4). Thus the wilderness journ syins were to prove them, to know whetimr they would love Him with all the heart or not (Deut. vii i. , !3, Hi; xiii., .'ii; thus lie tempted or tri 'd or proved Abraham in t ie matter of Isaac (( len. xiii., 1), and thus nlso He tried or prove! rlezekmn in the matter of the ambassadors from It tbylon (II. Chr. xxxii., ill). An oft re- pcate l lesson of .Scripture is, that God wan's a tried people who will love and serve-film witu an tlio heart, walking with film as Enoch did. and following Him fully like Joshua and Caleb: strong in faith, rejoicing to do His will, meditating iinon His word day and night, and separate from tin idola trous world. As Israel was chosen to ma;e ('ol a name, so believers to dnv oilloil out of th ! world to form the church, which is thu body of Christ, ara to bnr rnntmitl v tho name ot Him who called them to Himself 'Acts ix , 15, Iii), and for His namVs sik9 (111 John ?, H. V.. "for th mlrn nf t.l name j, go forth as His witnesses. The ordinary Christian life is much the same ns the history of Israel in the book of Judges, just a constant disobeying, then weplni and repentin.', then forgiveness an I rest anl joy, soon followed by more disobedience and the same circle over and ovr again. The remedy is to cease from self, lay aside every weight and the sins which do so easily l.es t us iiui iry io, out sinipiy no it ami run with patience, looking unto Jesus. Lmnon Helper. CARL DUNDER. His L-ast Sad Failure in the Field of Politics. "He vhas no use i" sighed Carl Dun der, as he entered the Woodbridge Street Police Station, yesterday, and dropped into a chair. 'To what do you refer?" queried Sergt. Bendall. "To some politics. I shan't nefer try to understand him again. I vhas nil busted oop und broke down." "Howf" "Vhell, der poys come iu my place two months ago und say to ma : 'Old mans, go in und bet on Cleafland. He vhas der man to get there. Ho vhill shweep dor country.' "Vhell, I like to make some money, und so I bet feefty dollar on Cleafland. Itvhasu't fife days before some poys come in my place und yells oudt: 'Hoo ray for Harrisou ! He vhas der poy who hnocks 'em all out ! Say, oldt mans, if you like to make some money bet on Harrison. He vhas der feller to swesD dis country.' "Vhell, I pelief dot, und I bet feefty j dollar on Harrison. I'ooty soon an alderman come in my place for a glass of beer, und says: 'Say, Dunder, don't you be some fools. If you haf some money oop on Cleaflands take her down right avhay. Dot election vhill knock him out like a crowbar.' "Dat scares me like eaferytings, nnd I gif fife dollar to withdraw my bet. It vhasn't fife days pefore anoder alderman comes in my place to say; 'Hello ! Duu der, hef you made a shachass of your self? How? Vhy, dot Harrison vhas for der Chinese und high taxes, und we shall scoop him high v.nd dry. He shall nefer know who hit him. Let me advise you, as a friendt, not to put any money on him.' "Vhell, dot scares me again, und I gif ten dollar to withdraw mv bet on him." "I see. Go on." - "Vhell, pooty soon a folic r comes aroundt mit a banner on which vhas painted, 'Chipraan Headquarters,' und he says: 'Look here, Mister Dunder, I like to gif you a pointer. Chipmau vhas sure to get there. Put oop dis banner und go mit der swim.' "Vhell, I like to go nud swim, nnd so I tell him to nail it oop. It looks pooty nice, but he vhas oop only one day pefore a feller comes along mit a banner which roads 'Baker Headquar ters Der Poy for our Wotes," und ho says: 'Say, o!dt mans, don't get left. Baker vhas going in by 5,000 majorities, und if you vhasn't a Baker mau you vhas a greenhorn. Put dis oop as queek as you can.' "Vhell, I put him oop, und Baker vhas left out in der cold, so vhas I." "Jt is sad," sighed the sergeant. "You bet mit mo it vhas. A feller comes in my place und looks all arouudt und whispers: 'Say, Dunder, if you liko to make money bet on Mr. Youngblood. He goes iu by 3,000 ahead of Littlotield; I vhas inside, und I know." "Vhell, I make a hot of feefty dollar, but pooty soon a feller comes in, cails me into ft coiner, und says: 'Mister Dunder, you vhas all right mit der poys, und I like to see you ahead. Bet 2 to 1 on Littletield. jjot vhas straight.' Dot scares me so I can't sleep nights." "l ou lost your buy? i "Of course ! I lose on more ash ten ! men, but vhas I to blame ? Vhas I some i greenhorns to bet ? Here comes a mau who says dot Gov. Burt vhas shust so shure as next winter, und he likes to gif me a pointer. Xest conies a man who says he vhill Lot his lung dot Luco' runs vhay ahead, und he likes to gif me a chance to scoop der poys. How vhas I to tell " "You can't." "Und so I ioso more as two hoonered dollar, und vhas all broke oop." "You'd better let politics alone after this." "Sergeant, see me in der left eye? If I haf some more to do mit politics in dis country I liko to be sent to der crazy house ! Next time I don't woto for no pody, und if somepody comes to gif me some pointers I break Jiim in two so queek ho can't holler ! I vhas all mixed oop. Laferypody vhas elected eafery pody runs vhay ahead caforypody vhas sure, und nopo Jy comes , ouAliktt - - i4 oxpects nopody but me, nnd I vhas BIG MOXEY MADE BY TUGS There is Luck in a Nortliwest "Wind in Winter Long Ocean Tows. "What is the most money ever made by a tug iu one trip V" was asked of an old tug man in South Btreet. "The very largest money ever obtain ed was when two tugs picked up a dere lict off Sandy Hook. She was in good condition, but had been abandoned by her crew, who were panic stricken. She was drifting ashore, and the courts al lowed a salvage of S-8,000 for the two or 14,000 for a day's work each. But that wasn't a towing job. The biggest price ever paid by a ship for towing at this port, so far as I know, was when a ship Captain had beat his way up to tho lightship after a long winter voyage from Manila. Reaching this point, with the harbor before him, the nortliwest wind became a gale he could not face, and he saw the shores of Staten Island fade, and began to think he had Bermu da hard aboard. He couldn't stand that prospect, and was compelled to pay $1, 500 by a heartless tug Captain of about my size and disposition. That is a sober fact. You will hear tug men tell stories of larger sums, but then those men were intended by nature for fisherman. ' "What is the best job you can hope to get iu the regular course of business.'" "Along toward spring, when the weather is comfortably bad nnd the ice in the lower bay looks as if no ship could get through it and tho wind is from tho northwest, the shipmasters can be induced to pay 300 or 100 at most for a lino up to town. It takes two tugs to get them up, however, so the best day's work is '200 for a tug. "However, if you want to know what sort of a job is counted a good one, you must make note of a charter to bring a ship from Key West. It is a job that lasts a while that the tugman looks for. The big ones like the Ocean King get $3,000 for bringing a ship from Key West, and it takes two weeks only, with ordinary delays, to p,o and come. That is more than 200 per day, but it does not give the profit on a single day that a 200 job from Sandy Hook would, be cause the Sandy Hook job does not take more than a quarter of a day. "There's one moio job of towing that a few tngmen havo that pays very well at present, but it is not straight towing. A couple of tho companies have' gono into tho coal barge business. I know one that took throe barges with 4,500 tons of coal from Newport to Boston and got 1.40 a ton, or 0,300 for the job. Tho tugs and barges pay for themselves every year in that trade. JV. 1 . Sun Moorish Agriculture. In tho course of a report recently laid before Parliament on the agriculture of Morocco, tho British Consul at Tangier remarks on tho prejudice of the Govern ment against tho exportation of grain, which is carried to such an extent that shipments between two Moorish ports are not allowed. Tho ground of the prohibition it that the juice of bread, wlucli lornis almost the only food of the poorer classes, would ris'j so ns to bring tho people to tho verge of starvation. more are no roads properly so called. aud therefore tho transport of grain by land is very expensive, so that tho price varies greatly iu distric's comparatively close t each other. Tho quantity of seed sown in each district is only what is judged Kiillicient for the wants of the immedia c neighborhood, and when the season is good the crop will sometimes not repay the cost of cutting. Within sight of Ijiiropo. and only four or fivo days by sea from Lon Ion, the Consul has Been fields of corn abandoned bo canso they would not be worth the cost of harvesting. In tlie Tangier district much of the land is ( Jovernment proper ty, b -ing hold by a kind of military ten ure; near tlie towns ami among the lull trilies, mosques and other religious in stitutions have considei able endowments iu real property which have been be queathed to them; many Moors also own large properties, but a considerable por- tion of the land is held by small farmers on a description of metayer tenure, one quarter of the crop being paid to the landlord. Labor is paid on the same system, the plowman receiving a fifth of the crop, a certain quantity of corn for food while working, and a pair of shoes. For this pay he plows tlie land, tends a pair of oxen, sows, reaps, and threshes. When there is a heavy yield of corn, and speed iu harvesting is desirable, the ous tom is to call all the villagers in for one day to do the work without pay. The price of agricultural labor is about nine pence a day for men and hal that for women. Native farmers are averse to manuring tho ground, alleging that it only causes the crop to be choked by weeds. Rotation of crops is practiced, barley, peas, beans an i lentils alterna ting in dry ground ; wheat, beans, mil let and maize ou colder ground. In for mer years Moors used to take a pride in breeding good horses, and certain locali ties were celebrated for the excellence of their breeds. But the art appears to be now lost. Tho ideal barb is scarcely to be met with, but there are still numbers of really good horses in the country. Wealthy Moors will pay a higher price for a tine mule than for a good horse. Camels aro the pack animals, and donk eys for lighter loads. Courting in Old Times. Of tho following letters, ono is from Mr. John Wise, father of the late Gen eral Henry A. Wise-, written to General John Cooper, seeking permission to ad dress his daughter, nnd the other' is General Coopor's reply. In Mr. Wise's letter he says: "I'eeling myself irresistibly impelled by inclination, and prompted by a sense of propriety, I have presumed now to address you upon a subject of import ance and delicacy. Having conceived an affection for your daughter (Miss Sally), I beg leave t solicit your per mission to make address to her, and at tho same time let express the hope that should I be so fortunate as to suc ceed in gaining her affections, my first wishes may not ha frustrated by your disapprobation. I have thought proper to make this application to you ou the subject in this manner, rather than in person, because my character (if I had any), my condition and my situation in life, are not altogether unknown to you, and if objections are made they can be more freely communicated in this than in any other way. I have hitherto pro ceeded no further with the lady than merely obtain her permission to make this application, and, sir, I now pledge you the honor of a gentleman that, in case you havo au objeotiou of an insup erable nature to the proposed union whatever may be the chagrin, regret and mortification which I may feol on tho occasion, 1 will not disturb tho quiet of a parent extremely solicitous, no doubt for tha happiness of a beloved daughter, by persisting any further with her." Under date of May 11, 1797, Genoral Cooper responded, saying: "Although the . application made by your letter of thin day was unexpected, yet my relloclious heretofore on tho subject have prepared me to answer: That however solicitous I may bo for the temporal felicity of my daughter, and the future respectability of my daught er, she is tho only proper judge of tho person best calculated to make her hap py, liespect aud impartiality ougnt to be shown by mo to any gentleman that might make his address to my daughter, j aud I coufide iu your candor aud judg- meiit." A'orfi'lh Vinjinian. Jui-loor I?etl3 in Komi-" Most amusing accounts have reached mo from Rome of the straits to which visitors were put in finding sleeping ac commodation recently. It is reckoned that considerably over 100,000 strangers flocked to the Holy City from other parts of Italy, and to house" this exceptional number of guests of courso overtaxed all the availablo resources. Not a few hardy countiy peoplo braved the dan ger of tho treacherous night air, and nctally slept in barges and boats of var ious kicd3 on the Tit cr. By the King's express orders all available government buildings were viiaccd gratuitously at - tue.dispo8al of th yttmlkymto night, with ns miiU.gWj .Afc'9X.ftUiLeV? Even spare tents were pitched iu certain paits ot tne city, whilo awnings were rigged up over fiat-roofed dwelling houses, which were made to lodge many more guests. At tho hotels the very passages wore utilized, and not a few cannio people, recalling the experience of certain terrified visitors at Meutone and Nico who, during tha prevalence of the earthquake alarm, slept in 'busses, closed carriages, or the public streets, made themselves ns comfortable as cir cumstances would allow iu the availablo public vehicles. JahuIoii Fi'juro. Paying Dearly. In a small village of New England, a few years ago, some of the young girls acquired habits of eating starch," coll'ee, cloves and the like, to improve their complexions. The habits increased by indulgence, and the girls consumed large quantities of these substances all good in their place, bur, very harmful when taken alone and in excess. In less than a year four out of the six girls were under the doctor's inre. The coffee-eater became the victim of insom nia, and was so norvous and timid that little things made her cry as with terror. The clove-eater had become a victim to hysteria, and was in a deplorable state. Those who had tho starch habit learned to the full extent tho meaning of dys pepsia. For all this suffering did they enhance their beauty and improve their com plexions? Par from it. Instead of hav ing the pretty, fresh complexions with whieh naturo had endowed them, they became pale, sallow and unhealthy looking. They lost their vivacity and rapacity for healthful enjoyment, and became languid, uninteresting invalids. This happened t hree years ago, aud not one of the six girls has fully recover ed the health which she so rashly triflod with. Youth's Companion. Albatross Hunters. The Ancient Mariner's superstition about killing tho albatross docs not, ap parently, prevail among tho Auckland hunters. Fishing for tho birds on board ship is a difficult matter, for there is, first, the anxiety as to whether the bird will take the bait ; and second.'y, thoreis generally some hauling to get it on board. But on Urra Jirma, and espec ially in the Auckland and other inhabi ted islands, where, owing to their being so infrequently visited, very little strat agem is needed, they are so tame that i sometimes tney can bo easily knocked over with a stick. The albatross belongs ! to tho trenus hromedca. nnl is one of tho i largest web-footed birds, frequently I weighing up to thirtv sounds. Its spread of wing is enormous, frequently extending over seventeen feet; aud thus provided, it can traverse great distances without inconvenience, which accounts for its often being found several thous and miles froin hind. The bird is not of much value, the long hones in the wings being mainly used for pipa stems. Frank Leslk'. A Tisht Matrimonial Knot Tied in Fun. Apollo Vivian Castellanos, a Cuban cigar-maker, of New York city, finds to his surprise that ho is married to plump Susan Henry. I,ast summer they fre quented a bath-house at tho foot of Twenty-second street, i,nd one day whilo they were in their bathing suits and he was sitting with his feet dangling in the wa'er, he jokingly asked tho pro prietress of tlio bathing establishment to marry him to Susan, whereupon Mrs. Overpeck told them to join hands and then said: "Do you take this woman to bo your lawful wedded wife'" "I do." "And do you tako this man to be your lawful wedded hnsb.uidf" "I do." "Then you aro man and wife." Keeently Susan was advised that un der tlio laws of this State the marriage was binding, and she had Apollo brought upbcfori.Iu Igo Morgan, who held that the marriage was valid and ordered the Cuban to pay his wife $ 1 a week and not to forgit it, Cinriunttti Enquirer, Death Sentence of the Saviour. The following is said to be the sen tence of death, word for word, pro nounced against Jesus Christ: Sentence pronounced by Pontius Pilate, in tendent of the lower province of Galilee, that Jesus of Nazareth shall suffer death by the cross. In the seventeenth year of the reitrn of Lniperor Tiberius, and on the 24th day of the month, in the most holy city of Jerusa lem, during the pontificate of Annas and Caia pirns. Pontius Pilate, intendent. of the Province of Lower Galilee, Bitting to judgment in the presidential seat of the Praetors, sentenced Jesus of Nazareth to death on a cross be tween robbers, as the numerous and notor ious testimonies of the people prove: 1. Jesus is a misleader. 2. He has excited the people to sedition. 3. He is nn enemy to the laws. 4. He calls himself the Son of Ood.- 5. He calls himself, falsely, the King of Israel. 6. He went to the temple followed by a multitude carrying palms in their hands. Orders from the first, centurion Quirrillis Cornelius to bring him to the place of execu tion. Forbids ail peasons, rich or poor, to prevent the execution of Jesus. The witnesses who have signed the execu tion of Jesus are: 1. Daniel Robani. Pharisee. 2. John Zorobabic. 3. Raphael Robani. 4. Capet. Jesus to be taken out of Jerusalem through the gate of Tourncs. The sentenae was engraved on plates of grass in the Hebrew language and a copy sent to each tribe. Le Droit gives the following explanation of the discov ery and subsequent history of one f the plates: It was discovered in the year 1280 in the city of Aquilla in the king dom of Naples, by 'a search mado for Koman Antiquities, and remained there until it was found by the Commission of Arts in the French army in Italy. Up to the time of the campaign in Southern Italy it was preserved by the sacristy of the Carthusians near Naples, where it was kept in a box of ebony. Since then the relic has beeu kept in te chapel of Cas erta. The Carthusians obtained by their petitions permission that the plate might be kept by them, which was an acknowledgment of the sacrifices which they made for the French army. The French translation was made literally by members of the Commission of Arts. Denon had a fao-simile of the plate en graved, which was bought by Lord How ard on thu sale of his cnbiuet for 2,890 francs. There seems to be no historical doubt as to the authenticity of this. The reasons of the sentence correspond ex actly with those given in the gospel. Tlie Expositor. The Island of Madeira. Madeira itself is about thirty mile3 long by thirteen broad. Its highest mountains, in the centre ot the island, are some six thousand feet above the sea. Tho ono behind Funchal, to tho southwest, with a wooded pinnacle and thickly-clal slopes, where it sinks to ward a vast ravine or ba ranco, is very nictnresnue. No wonder the roads of Madeira are notorious for their badness, The island will havo to bo very rich be fore, from its own resources, it can afford to bridge b irrancos, and level and blast the mountain s:des sufficiently to nllow a carriage to make the circuit of it. At the present time, in spite of its prodigious fertility in favored spots, it is a poor land on the whole. Its popu lation is loss than 135.000, with a pre ponderance of females. Here, os in the Canaries, the system of terracing pre vails, whoreby the agriculturist with crreat labor builds artificial dams of stone against tho mountain slopes, car ries earth to thes i dams ou his own b ick, an 1 haviiifflaid tho soil, plants his vinos, tobacco or sugar enne patches, while he adjures tho rains by all the saints in his memory not to wash away tho ent'ro fruits of h's toils. These careful gar dens are marvels of industry. It is con solinsr. therefore, to know that by no pre text can a landlord deprive a tenant of his holding without complete compen sation for these improvements, or rather creations, ns they may bo called. The "metayer" svstem is common iu Madeira the tenant paying one-half or one-third of the produce ot the land in Kind. 1 he landlord has legal claim over noth inor on the surface of the soil. This is always at tlio d'sposal of the ten Ttnt.' whosettgty nt' his departure even toiiantcy. la fart, iu JVInueira. as in Ireland, tbe tenant is generally in bet ter circumstances than his landlord. Com mercial Advertiser, Pork a Dainty Morsel for Sharks. "I never raw such clear water in my life as there is in the harbor of Port au Prince," said a naval officer to u Star re porter, whilo speaking of the Boston's being sent to Hayti. "When tho sea is calm one can ea ily see the bottom, fourteen fathoms down. The water that comes into the harbor is all clear, as it flows down over coral bjds. While go ing up tho harbor we used to fill a beer bottle with water to make it heavy and throw it straight ahead of tho ship. When we passed the sjjot where it struck wo could pee it stiil going down away below us. The only fish in tho harbor is the gar fish, a long, slim fellow, like a pike, with a sharp, hard beak that won't take a hook. They us; d to hang around the ship in schools. Tlie ou'.y way to get them is to shoot them with a rifle. As they lay on the surface of the water by thu ship's side they offered a very fair mark. "There was one tremendous tiger shark that used to come noting around, aud we thought that wo'd dose him up. So we loaded a great piece of pork with a bottle of gunpowder, and fastened an electric fuso to it, connecting it with the battery on the ship. The bait was then hung over the s'.ern, and his majesty came waltzing up to it. As soon as he reached it, however, instead of turning half over and causing it to disappear, ns was his usual custom, he began to sniff at it. Then ho shot away and acted shy, returning now and then to smell the pork. But he would not bite it. Finally some one suggested experiment ing with tha pork without the powder bottle, and the shark took it without a moment's hesitation. We afterward ex ploded the bottle in a piece of pork, and it threw the meat in every direction; it probably would have given tho shark a rather unpleasant sensation." WasJiing ion Star. Punishment of Chinese Coiners. From a recent -trial poi tod iu -the" Pekin Gazette it appears that in China coiners are punished with oven more than the severity of our old savage penal codo. Two coppersmiths out ot employ ment in Hankow privately formed a lit tle company to make copper cash, nnd began their operations for some reason by inelliug down about eight pounds of imperial copper coins. Tho band had mado but little progress in their secret trade, having only manufactured alto gether some 10,000 coins, equivalent to little more than 815 when they were captured, tried and condemned. Accor ding to the report the riuglealer was sentenced to immediate decapitation for melting down coin of the realm; tho next who assisted in the work of coining was sentenced to decapitation after impris onment; whiie two others, who had pol ished the spurious coins and the last who acted as book keeper, were treated not as principals, but an accessories, lia ble to transportation to Turkestan and employment as slaves to tho troops thero a fato believed to be worso than imme diate decapitation. Some, other men, who seem to have had nothing to do with the coining itself, but iv-tcd as donie.st io servants to the principals, received son toucos of three years' banishment and a hundred blows each. Curious Jiclie or the Revolution. A curious relic of V. evolutionary days is preserved by tho Mai viand Historical Society. It is a peu nud ink drawing, showing Washington ou his death bod, surrounded by doctors. Tho drawing is washed with" color, and is humorously spoken of by art critics. Mrs. Washing ton, iu a neat cap, ii holding a handker chief to her face; tho recumbent form of Washington is touch -d with blue and one of tho doctors is dressed iu green and another has jet-black legs. Ti-o perspective is something astonishing. A quaint inscription is appended. TIS1T TO A LIMB FACTORY. Men With Artificial Members Almost at WeU Off as Other feople. New York Telegram. The place looked like a ghastly cari cature of a butcher-shop in the land of the cannibals, but it was only the inner sanctum of a manufacturer of artificial limbs. Arni3, legs, hands, feet what you will hung ou walls, screened in glass cases, or laid about in heaps, greeted tho eye wherever it rested. There were audacious pictures of gentle men in various active employment who, having "tried your valuable" leg would have no other." One of the grateful men was pictured in the act of riding o bicycle. Another bore his whole weight on an artifical leg while plying a miner's pick at a mass of rock over his head. Still another stood on his sound leg, and with the artificial leg drove a spade deep into tho soil of a garden spot. Three were farmers following the plow, blacksmiths shoeing horses, and a pedes trian without a nose all with at least one artificial leg. "Do they really do all that?" inquired the reporter. "Perhaps not quite as well as you'd suppose by the cut, but it is true thai there are a good many thousand men with artificial legs doing work that one would think likely to require the aid ol sound limbs." "Then you come pretty nearly sup plying any natural loss ?" "Pretty nearly. The war gave a great impetus to the manufacture oi artificial limbs, and we. are still making limbs for the veterans.'" "How long does an artificial limlj last?" "That depends upon whether it is an arm or a leg and upon various othei considerations. I've known an artificial leg to be in use twenty-five years. The more elaborate attempts to counterfeit nature the more liable the member to get out of order and require renewal. We make arms and hands with which the wearer writes, uses knife and forL' et table, and performs many operations that one might think impossible." "What is tho cost of artificial limbs?" "Anything from a few dollars up tc hundreds. The simplest 'peg-legs' oi wooden legs cost from $5 to $50 each. Arms cost from $25 to $75. Hands aro from $10 to $25. Then there are in numerable contrivances for hiding de formities. They may cost almost any thing the price varying with the nature of the deformity to be corrected Oh, our friends with a leg or arm missing are not so badly off as they once were, and if science goes on in its march of pro gress thero is no telling how soon the so-called cripples may be objects of CDVV " Tlie Blessings of the Commonplace. In the rush and hurry of men and women to gain happiness through posi tion and wealth, they often neglect the means of happiness whieh lie directly around them. Not until the individual has learned to find joy in the flowers at their feet, in the blue sky above their heads, in the fresh winds of Heaven that blow around them, in their children, in the happy animals of tho field and tho birds of the air, will they find true happiness. Like the bird in the marvel ous story that flew from the tree with a talisman "glittering glory," happiness ever eludes him who seeks it in position and wealth only. Tho further he fol lows, the further it flies. A great writer has said that not until we come into harmony with God's own world can we find sincere joy until we learn to work with Him in accordance to His laws, be coming thus in very truth fellow-workers with God. Not on the highest mountain peak do the fairest flower3 grow, but in the valleys. Those who havo the greatest heights, in worldly power, if they have served faithfully, have found that tho responsibilities and cares of their position have made them the veriest slaves. "Give me neither poverty nor riches," exclaimes the in spired psalmist, for he knew that it is in every day commonplace walks of life the truest chance of happiness lies. The woman of society on whom social time to spend with her children, anil must delegate the cares of her home to a hired housekeeper, misses the keenest pleasures of motherhood and woman hood. The tortures of ennui from which the wealthy and frivolous woman of tho world so often suffers are unknown to tho busy housewife. The little every day sacrifices which .the woman in a commonplace position must make render the object of them doubly valuable when it is obtained. Every hour of the busy woman's day is filled in with little do mestic cares, each one of which brings its own blessings, and it is the finding out and recognition of these blessings of every-day life that bring-s the sincerest happiness the world affords. Little children should be taught above all things to enjoy the pleasures that lie around them rather than to reach toward those which are beyond them. It is a fault of the country forever to neglect the present possibilities of happiness, and to consider any object valueless as soon as it is obtained. A restless, nerv ous life is the result of such unhealthy aspiration. The full frutition of work is lost, and tho pleasure derived from the attainment of any goal is but a shadow. From one step to another thei worker rushes on till he reaches the highest summit, to find too late that the true happiness he seeks is left behind him. New York Tribune. Late at Klcht. (PromDattv Republican Binghamton, N. Y.) As ono of our City reporters was coming down Chenango St., at an unusually lato hour last evening, his attention was attracted to the bustle and busy appearance in the large estab lishment of Dr. Kilmer & Co., and being some what of an inquisitive turn of mind ho mus tered courage und rapped at the door a couple of limes and succeeded in gaining admittance. Through the courtesy of one of the employes he was shown through the establishment and learned that, although they were workin. a niht and Any force, the firm vraa unable, at "present, to supply tho drupgitts' orders for "Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Ro .t Kidney, Liver and Bladder Cur-j.- It ii surprising tokno .vth t but a few years havo now elapsed since the in troduction of this woDderful rcmcd -, frcm which timi its growth and Eaio have become marvelously large, not only in this country but Ieo in many foreign lands. A Misplaced Mine. How might the stock of the Panama canal have arisen if tho French engi neers could have invoked to their aid the energy of tho terrific explosion that swept away tho Japanese peak of Little Bandai-san on July 15. A visitor who spent four days estimating the spot esti mates that this last great mine of na ture's firing uplifted and distributed no less than 700,000,000 tons of earth, rocks and other ponderous material, the calculation being based on the very moderate assumption that the debris covers the buried area of thirty square miles to an average depth of fifteen feet. The denuded base of the moun tain seems to be between three and four square miles in area. Arkansaio Trav eler. . . The Gei'nian" cruiser Orief is tlie fast est armored war-ship in the world. She steams twenty-three knots au hour. tBnSEPSLlim Ma d iv-.-.-, 1 i Irt Isr-Jw Kv A 82.59 PAPER FOn QfJLY SUB Sent to Each Subscriber at Thankselvine-Chrltf ,, T r ixm win he superior to mit previo,,. vMr t, ttii 1. Sas-New H T'le vntitme fof 1SQO will Ko a..nA.lA. H Household Articles, Tales of Adventure, Illustrate I ST-Speelmen Copies and -r-. ...u vU,Ursu untiotincfment frw. Please The Youth's Companion. 45 LJ From the District Attorney of Westchester C ounty. ew Yrk. White Plains, N. April 10, 18 . I have received many letters in reference to my testimonials, lately published, commend ing Ali-cock's Porous Plasters. I cannot spare the time to answer them In writing, therefore would again say, through the press, that I have found Allcock's Porocs Plastkrs invaluable as chest protectors and shields against coughs and colds. Furthermore, I have found Aijxock's Plastkrs unequakd for pains in the side, back and chest. Nelson ii. Baked. A New German Industry. At Halle- the skeleton-like, fibrous covering of a species of tropical cucum ber is now being converted into a substi tute for sponge, and is already being exported into immense quantities to England and other countries. The curious substance is known as loofah. It is not only valuable as an adjunct of the bath, but is found useful for making inside soles for shoes, and is being ap plied to the under side of saddles to keep the I horses back cool. Arkan- tau TravAlfir A Modest, lenitive Woman Often shrinks from consulting a physician about functional derangement, and prefers to surfer in silence. This may be a mistaken feeling.but it is one which is largely prevalent. To all such women we would say that one of the most skillful physicians of the day, who has had a vast experience in curing diseases peculiar to women, has prepared a remedy w hich is of inestiinab.e aid to them. We refer to Dr. Pierce's Favorite I'resci iption. This is the only remedy for woman's peculiar weak nesses andai menls, sold by druggists, under a positive guarantee from tlio manufacturers, ihatit will give satisfaction in everyca.se or monev reftinili-d. Sfta trlin.r.nnln nvit.t.l r. ! bolllo wrapper. Hotel Experiences. Drummer (showing cuff-button to hotel clerk) I say, I found this button on the third floor this morning. If the owner shonld call Clerk Thanks. Ill tell him Drummer Tell him if it's gold to leave the other one at my room 191, fourth floor. Detroit Frce Press. C'nrd of Thank. If the proprietor of Kemp's Balsam should publish a card of thanks, containing expres sions of gratitude w hich come to him daily, from those who have been cured of sovoi-e throat and lung troubles by the use of Kemp's Balsam, it would All a fair-sized book. How much better to invite all to call on any drug gist and get a free samplo bottle that you may test for yourself iu power. Largo Volt'us Ma and SL First Dude Why do you hang two thermometers in the window ? Second Dude My deah fellah, one is for the heat and the other is for tho cold, you know. You ain't as well up in astronomy as I thought you was. Texas Siftings. Tar Iticket, Mnranmnx. and Wasting Dis order of Children, Scott's Emclsios of Pure Cod Liver Oil with Hypophosphitei is unequal I. The rapidity with which ch ldro i gain flesh and strength upon it is very wonderful. Hc ul tho o low ing "1 havo used Scotl'. Em Isio . in cases of ltickels an I .Marasmus of long standing, mi l I ave been mo o than pleased with tne resu t-i. as in every ca-o the improvement was marked."-J. M llin. M.D., New York. The fourth crop of strawberries for this year has been gathered in the Walla Walla Valley; pear trees have yielded three crops, apple trees their second crop, and the second crop of numerous other fruits is reported. C'ntnrili Cured. A clergyman, after years of suffering from that loathsome disease. Catarrh, and vainly trying every known remedy, at last found a prescript ion which completely cured and saved him from death. Any sufferer from thisdread fuldisea.se sending a self-addressed stumped envelope to Prof. J. A. Lawrence, 88 ar en St., N. V., will receive the recipe free of cliargo. Twenty young men in a Pennsylvania town formed a football club. Iu thro months fourteen of them had broken bones, three were crippled for life, and one druggist sold them ffl8 worth of ointment. A Knd enl C ure for Epileptic Fits. To the Editor Please inform your readers that I have a positive remedy for the above named disease which 1 warrant to cure the worst rases. So strong is my faith in its vir lues tliat I will send f.ee a sample hot tie and valuable trc.'itise to any sufferer who ill give me his P O and Express address. Kwps 11. ti. HOOT. M. V . 1-a Pearl tot.. Vork. A woman's "shoo" is generally less effi cient in searing hens out than a man's boot."" With groans and sighs, and dizzied eyes. He seeks the couch and down he lies; JS'ausea and faiiitness in him rise, Brow-rackiue pains assail him. Sick headache! f.ut eio long comes ease. His stomach seU'.cs into peace. Within his head thethrobbings cease Pierce's Pellets .never fail hnn! Nor will they fail anyone in such a dire pre dicament. To the dyspepetic, the bilious, and the cons: ipated, they aro alike "a friend iu need and a friend indeed." Wheat is all torn up, they say. But tlie farmers are abundantly able to sow it. Don't hawk, hawk, blow, spit, and disgust everybody with your olleiisive breath, but us i)r. fcage's Catarrh Kemtdy and end it. Ice-Bkntos will be cheap this winter ca sev eral of the patents have run out. No opium in Pico's Cure for Consumption. Cures where other remedies fail. 25c. A European Discord. Bulg-aria. If afflicted with sore eyes use Pr. Isaac Thnmp Bon'b Eye-Water. Lruiffista sell at 2jcx ierbot:le. Fori Spkctai. Rateq for artvertislajj in thl napur rr'yto 'ho publisher of the Dipor II 4 I PEERLESS DYES Are tho HET. SoluBV JJBUUUlSTlk pen to wanted Jl an hour. 51 new article". Ont'l nit K nnd samples free. C. K. Marshall, Loekport, N.Y flBUt f Wewant to buy sevenl tn this locality, rflflltl J 1 Ccnns Jt Wiiioh , J.X'lUioj.Uay. N V. GOLD." lira at home and make more money working for ti tlmn rtythinpc Uc ht ttie world Kithfr Costly "iilrtc rniM n:KK. Adiirms, Tin k Co., August. iUtne S5 to SS m day. Sampttw worth II. an. FREE. Lines not umlcr the horse's feot. Wrlto Ui-ewmer Safety 1-ln Uolder Co. UuUy, Mich Rio !' Bill a Great English Gout n UluSl S rlllSf Rheumatic Remedy. 0at Uox. a-i l round. I 4 1'illa. OLDIERS AM. OCT I KNMONSif ltKfthhfl- nnv ftfo - 1l..a..v. vfcSltailV ers relieved: Laws free. A. W Wccoruuck & son, Washington, U.C. & Cincinnati. t D!!IM UA3IT Painlessly cured In to to a) rid ill nMuil Days. Saaitarium or Home Treatment Trial Free. No dure. No Pay. Tlio lluuiaue Itemed; Co., La Faieile. I ml. ST I! I) V. lsoek-keeplny. HnsincM Fornvi, IVnuiannhin. Arivlir.it'lic. Short-hand, etc.. thnroiiirlilv tauirht hv MAIIj. Circulars freo. Iti yant'K ColteiiO, 437 Main St., UuDalo, N. V. ppil FARiERS Half linn. Home or Traveling. i;w to 1,111 per month guaranteed. N. U. Thoniiwon l'ub. Co., 757 B'way.N. Y. TECr.VES WantM In ewr Cotintr. Shrew men to aot nn-lor intructlnus In our Secret Service. Kxnrrictice D"i iiwc Miry. Particular! freew Oraanaa Detect. re Bureau to.44Arcado,Cincicnati.O. CEST TV TH K WORLD W iibPlOb tyucit t'.io r.oruinc. Sold Temvhere. GOlSMFTfOl 1 Unvtfi positive ivm-J for tin- nbove (1intn : hv it ti-o thoiiKnmla of Oitw 1 ttu-worst kind nnd ot lonr flandin ; liavt becn cured. So strong- is mv fnith in its efhVm-v tluit I will wnd two ott e Iree, lortl.er wilh a vnfuultlo IrcntiMe on this diwiuw- to nnv mnlt'ier. tiive Kxpn-tw ant 1 O. addrtM T. A. SLOfOM. M. C. ixi JVirl St., N. Y BEST AND CHEAPEST ORANGE LAND IN THE WORLD. For l'nrlleiilnra nml llrneriptivo Clrculnr 11 ilili-eRM 1 lie BARTON LAND AND WATER CO., 1.0s am;klks, ial. J I I' I f "l J- i I f he iiiait ivliw hast invt stctl tnuii three to live dollars in h Kttbixr Oat, and t his first half hour's txpenenco in a storm finds to his sorrow that it Is hat-iily a hotter protection than a mos quito netting, not only fVels chnirrineil t being so badly taken in, but also Vols it ho does not look exnetly like Ask tor tlio "KISIl ItKAND" SurKKR A Inesnnt hsve the rial 1 hkani.. send frr!ci!erlitlveeatnIo!nieTA.. ffiPAHIf!l! tu . imi TO To any New Subscriber who will send us this Slio wifh name and P. O. address and $1.75 in Money Order, ExWess Money Order Registered Letter, or Check, for a yearV.u" scnption to tho Companion, we will send the paper FREE TO JAN. 1, 1889, r OUR HOLIDAY NUMBERS ch Subscriber at Thnicnii.. . . J Colored Annonnceme'nt fr! . . ""ecaotM, Historical ... . ' lease mention For IVoii villain. FRESH TE STIMOHIAL3. SO Minutes. Imngtoii, 111., Mayia. 1191. bout tare ye&rs aip. Mrs. Egbsrt TDycll tikea with Nsurtlgis In bead and facs: b4 aufforftd thrre day: ihe tried Bt. Jseobl Oil; WM relieved la 20 Bl-,utoe. Jas. T. Ooodaer, Druggist, l'rompt. Columbus, Oblo, May 29, 1SB. Have saffcred wl'h Neuralgia for many yearst 1 uae St. Jacobs Oil; It gives relief ana iaally drives away all paid. 1 would nee no other med icine. BOflilA mux. 6ure. Towanda. Ill , Jtins f , IMS. TBS wife of FTMUN T. ANDERSON Bad pains In the head from childhood, which yield to tts. Jacobs Oil. O.W.HOVVAitU SONg, BrugglsU. AT OKnQllfBTB AUD DEALERS. THE CHARLES A. V0GELER CD.. Baltimore. HI Diamond Vera-Cura FOR DYSPEPSIA. AMD ALL STOMACH TROUBLED 7CH At: Indlgesttou, Boor-Stomach. Hoartbara, Nausea, Gid diness, Constipation, Fulinrss after eating, food Riling in the Mouth and dine gre&wle tails alter sat ing. Nervousness and Loor-Kplrits. Ai Pntppixlf end Jiea'cv or sent by mnitm r ceiit 0 2-1 cti. (0 1 .00) in tloi;. Sampl lait on receipt i2-rcnl A'amp. THE CHARLES A. V0GELLR CO.. Bammort. Mi WeCore CATARRH where all oitirr remedies fail. Oaf method of dhret nnd voi.tinuouf me itcatlon of tho whole r,ira tory RVHlem produce sunie ctrecl .it a favorable rhaiine of climato. So fmoke or di!ntrteabl odur, ilXL'STUATKP IK)K iriTlriKull jarth ulars,frcc upon application. COKMON SiHSE CATARRH CURB CO Slate St., Chlcngo, Ilk "JOWES PAYStheFREICHT .- j on tvBgjon srsira. Tioa Invert. Hu 1 lire J-raiiocsv, Braaf fart pctv sod Bmi .m Box for 360. Frtrr ilie S. al. For frM pr1t IUI nut!"! tM f4r and ivl ItlHtS OF BIN0HaiTH. I BIMJUAMIU.N, N. r MERCHANTS, BUTCHERS TRADERS Jfelltralllf, W'c want a good man in your locality to pick up SEXISTS for us. Cash furnished on satisfactory puarnntr Address C. S. PAGE, Hyde Park, Vermont, U. S GRATEFUL COMFORTING- BREAKFAST. Tty nthorn.ih liimwInV of th natT.raI.BWt which K"vcrn the iHTtition f diPKtifn and nutri tion, and l y n cnrctul application of th tine pmittr tict of w.'H-peli-ct.-rt Ona. Mr. Kpp ha provided cur brmlifiipt lat h-s with a illimti ly tluvnimd lv' ei anv w hu h iimy Kavc n many li-ay dctnin' l-illa. It i by the judicious me of m:ii articl.- of dirt that a constitution may be KimluMiy bni tt up 'in til tttmnff enough to rcniht evry tindt in y to iliht iiKC. Hun riiedn of untitle malH 1;ch are lioatiiiK' around tta rvady to attack wheiev.-r h n- a yr k ioiitt. Wo mnv rsrujie many n fatal haft by Lei piiiK our c.vm well foi tilled w ith pure blood and & piviH-riy uouritsliot frame." (-in ,S rvie iiaztte. Mfde pimply with boiiinw wnter or in Ik. ftolj only in half i oimd tins, by ;roctrH. labrlh-d thus: J A 1 fcH I-1 V V i O.. lit iim opathic Chemist London, J-.tilnnd. ELYS CREAMBALf tens surprised after vsing Ely'; Cream Bain twi months to find tft right nostril, trliici uas cloned for 2( years iceis open aw free as the other, j feel ten thankful. R. II. Cressengtai) 275 18fA Street. Brooklyn. HAY-FEVER A particle Is applied I able JJrii:o 511 lit itnitr 11 to each no'riJ nnd ajirr ViKts; hv mnil ren -tered. tJOa S, Mi Wanvn St, New York. i.L.X iSKOrili.1. PIANO-FORTES. ENDORSFD PY TTIK I.FADTXn ARTISTS. BEMfr NAHIANS. AND l'lifcSS. AS IU15 Best Pianos iade. Prices as iearna'le and termn an eay oonslsto.il with tlioruiifc'li workiiiuiisuu. CATAI.OC3fE-4MAII.En FREE. CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED. IOOMB t FIFTH AVENUE, COB, I6TH ST FOR k1. PnM....nflU' It bus permnnently cured ttiousanps of ensoa pronounced liy doctors liopo ie.ss. If yon lnive premonitory symp toms, flitch as CoukIi. Difficulty of Breiitliinar, ti, don't delov, but use PISO'S CITUU for CONSUMPTION immediately. By Druggists. 125 centa. Fffware of Frmul. as n;y name and the prlr fcre stamped on tiie bottom of all my advertised chocs before leavinir tlie factory, wdbdi proifcs he wearers riKuinM hiirl, prices and Inferior floods, fa dealer o tiers . L. JmiKlut ohoes at s re duced price, or s.ivs he has tbt-m without my iiam nnd price stainped on thu Itotium, put hiiu do wo g fraud. I ii?vV -r .WJ D O UClsAS. $3 SHOE. CESILKMEN. Tim nnlv e.-tir Hi KVAMI ( UQ . lnMc. NO TACKS or H .X TIIHCXl) 10 liurt ttie feet, easy us hand-sewed uuil WILT. MT HII. W. I.. IlOrOI.AS 4 SIIOK, tlio nrMnal ami only h.iiiil-sew'il welt $4 shoe. Emuils cus-tom-nnilc hoe-i cost Inr from Jn t. JO. nW' h V,"1 il. AS :l-Bw I'OI.ICK SIIOK. It.illtoa.l Men nnd l.clu r ai 1 iers all x er them, bnm.idi lusl le at 11 Hand-Sened fclioe. KoTuckt or Wax Thread to lou t tlie feet. AV. JL. 1MM t; I. AS J .'.Ml SHOE I imrxcelle4 lor heavy wear. Hest Calf Mine for the in-lee. IV. I IH)IH;I.AS tfi.M WOliKINO. MAN'S SIIOK Is tlie l,et in the world for rouifll wear: one pall oinrht to wear A limn n Year . av. i ixn ci As si shoi; 1 oit j;ovs Is the het S.-honl Mioe in the world. W. I DOI GI.AS 1.7J, YOUTH'S Srhool Blioo gives the tnmill Keys a cliaucc lo wear Uia best siloes In the world. -'All made In ( onirress, lintton and l ure. If not SiiloCltTON MASS.'10 W '" ,M"-G-A8. Wo olh-r tlie man who want.. !.ervico (not style) a icariiietit that will keeD lnm dry in the hardest slorni. It Is ZIW.V!,V!.EH'H '"AMI M.K.h Kit, a name familiar to every t ow boy all over Ihe land. With tlielil the only perteet W ind and Waterproof iJ? is ' lowers J--iti l.rand Slicker." and tule no ell.,,,. If . . , . - . ft atarrH pup KHAYFEVERij $ h Mi WEBER J SJ iif .ir? 1.1 Etui-US' sW.S . J ke3 VbU UIiSm rills. ET , ' "io poireseeper J 'loWKK OOSi w l .. 1 .' --- - ...,-.. 1111.11111. .oats. In,v,iHIIsH2.ij-ii SPECIAL OFFER NFW SIIRCrmnrn. - - - vvuwviuutita, Illustrated f WEEKLY Supplement ' . " Year's-Easter 1.V) Stinrl Si,,.!.,. .. ...lrd. iml SM. Vii . . . '""" I""" - iiioie, iiumor, l'orlr this publication. AiMreja e Place, Boston, itfass.