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   Fort Wayne Sentinel (Newspaper) - April 16, 1898, Fort Wayne, Indiana                                 SHEDDING OE. BliOOD;  v?hrist>s Greát  Everyday Life. '  Inataiiceflof Volaotary Safferliis and Death for the Sake of Others Conttsntly Coming' Into Notice, bat Fan Unheeded.  In the followingr diacour&e Bev. T. De Witt Talmage sets fòrth'the tadical thcorj' of Christianity, vicarious sacri-iicc. and remarkable cases^are set forth. The text is:  Without shedding of blood is no remission.— Hebrews ix., fîi.  John (i. Whittler, the last of the great school of American poets that made the last quarter of this century' brilliant, asked me in the White mountains, one morning aftor praj'ers. in Avhich I had given out Co.wper's famous h3mn about "The Fountain Filled with Blood:"' --Do j'ou really believe there is a literal appli<f)ijt|,<?p;.pf; th;e, blood of Christ to the My nega  tive reply tlicn is my negative rijòw. The Bibie statement agrées with all physicians, and all physiologists, and all scientists, in saying that the blood is the life. :md in the Christian religion it means simply that Christ's life was given for oUr life. Hence «11 this talk of men who, sa.y the Bible story of blood is disgusting, and that the3- don't want what they call a "slaughter-house; religion," onl\' shows their incapacity or unwillingness to look through the figure o.f speech toward the thing signified. The blood that, on the darkest Friday the world ever j^aw, oozed, or trickled, or poured from the lirow. and the side, and llie hands, ajid the reel of the Illustrious Sufferer, >)a<'k of Jerusalem, in a few hours coagulated and dried up. and forerei- disappeared: and if nian had depended on the application of the literal idood of < hrist. there woul<l n(jt hare been a soul saved for the last 18 centuries.  lu order to understand this red word of iny text, we only have to excrcisc as much common sense in religion as we do in everything- else. Pang for ]nmg, liunger for hanger, fatigue for fatigue, tear for tear. i)lood foi- Vdood. life for life, we see every day illustrated. The act of substitution is no novelty, although 1 hear men talk a.<» though the idea of Christ's siiffering substituted for otu- suffering were something abnormal. something distressingly odd, something wildly eccentric, a solitary episode in the world s history, when 1 could take you unt into this city and before sundown })<.)int you to .">0(1 eases of substitution ami vuluiitai-y Mitïering t>f one in bt'lialf <if anolhei-.  ■Vt to'clock to-itii)t-rou afternoon ;,;■<) aiuung the piaei-s of l)usi uess or toil. It will he no dittienlt ihin^- for you to find men who, bv theii-lotikr^, sliow you that tlic\ arc o^'ei-worUcd. I hey are promatui-el y old. Tiiey art,»-hisstening rapidly toi-vai'd I'neii- di^ceasi>. They l»ave "i'one tlirou^;li ci-isises in l>usiuess that allatterei llicir nei-vous system and )>ullc<.l on the brain. They have shortness of l)i-cath and a pain in the back oft lie head, and at night an insomnia that alarms tlicm. Why are they drudfring at business early and lateV For funV Xo: it would be difficult to c.xtracl any amusement out of that exhaustion. Uecatisc they ai-e h vïv.rittious".' It many cases no. fiocause their own pei-sonal e.vpcnsi^s ai'c lavirshV No: a few hundred dollars woiild meet all their wants. The simple fact is. the man is enduring all that fatigue and exasperation, and wear and tcai-. to Uet'ji his home prosperous. There is an invisible liu'? reacliin<i- from the st<ir<', fi-omthat bank,, fmin that shop, iri)in that s^-affoUiing.-to a.-<niiet scene a few Llocks. a few miles away, ami t here is the secret, of that business endurance. He is simply the champion of a homestead, l'or which he wins breud. and wardrobe, and education, H ml prosperity, and in such battle ten Ihoiisatid men fall. Of ten business men whom I i)ury. nine die of overwork ff>i- others. Some sudden disease iinds them with no power of resistance and the^- are gone. iiifc for life. Blood for bl(K>il. Sul)Stitution!  At one o'clock to-jnorrow uiorning, tlie hour when slumber is most uninterrupted and profound, walk amid the ilwclling-houses of the city. Here and there you will find a dim light, because it is the household custom to keep a subdued light burning; but most of the houses from base to top ar c as dark as though uninhabited. A merciful (lod has sent forth the archangel of sleep, ;tnd he puts his wings over the city. But yonder is a clear light burning, and outside on a window casement 14 glass or pitcher containing food for a sick child; the food is .set in tlie fresh air. This is the sixth night that uu)ther has sat up with that .sufferer. She has to the last point obeyed the physician's perscription, not giving a (b-op too much (u- too little, or a moment too soon or too late. She is very anxious, for .she _ has buried thr«»»' children with the same disease. and she prays atid weeps, each prayer and .sob cndinu" with a kiss of the pale cheek, liy dint of k indues.-, she gets the iiltle one throuoli the tirdcal. Aftei- it is all over ihi' mother is taken down. .Brain or iif-rvous fever sens iu, and .¿«if day she If'avi's the convale.scent cKild with a mollici-s l)iessin'^ and goe.s.. up to jois the iJiree departed ones in the kingfiOm of Heaven. Life for life. Substitution! Tilt- liiet i.'i that there ave.'liW "iincounted numliei- of motbers Who.. ..after they iiav'- iiHvi^-.ited a lai-gc f;rniiVy''of f-hil-dr'ii tliroueb 1 be diseases of inf-ancy, aii.l 'joi tbi iu I'airl.v starteli up the ;lo-.\iM-ing slope of bovhood and gii'l-bo'x.i. have finly strength enough left to dif. 'I'hcy fade away. Some call it 4-onsnmpt ion : .'■<>ine call it nei'vou.s jH-ostration: .soini' call it intermittent (ir malarial indi»nositif>n: 1)Ut I cull it martyrfiora of tlie doiu'^stic circle. Life f<ii- life. lîloo'l for blood. Sub-atituti<.)n'.  f)r perhaps a mother lingers long enough to see a .S'm get on the wrong roiid. and his former kindness becomes rough reply when she expresses anxiety about him. But she. goes right on looking carefuLy after his apparel, remembering his every birthday with sorae memento, and, wh«i be iijbrought home worn out with dissipation, mirse« him till he gets well, and.starts him again, and hopes, and expects, until her prays, and counsels, and «tìffers. until her ^.trength gives she  fails. She ir. going, and atfeondants.i bending over u»'r pillo v, ask hei if she lias any me^-^-Ag • to leave, and she inakei! a great -a j: t to s.iy .something, but out of thre». or four minutes of indistinct utterances they caii eatch but three words: "My i>oor boy!" The simple fact is she died for him. Life for life. Substitution!  -About thirty-eight years ago.there went forth from onr northern an.d southern homes hun4reds of thousand.s of men to do battle. All the poetry of war soon vanished and left them nothing but the terrible .prose. They -waded knee-keep in. mud, , They siepi, in snowbank». TIiÎ4' msfft^iiiajiMitl tli^ cut feet tracke<^ tVse earth; They y^rfi swindled out pjf. theii* honest ration^^^^ and lived on iricit not M.-H^iSud^. They had jaws  tiuguished, and li^b» »-^hot «vv^,:, 'J l)ou«ards of tf^if^ ji-ricd 't^ÉL^'liUliRx«»;  thçy lay on tbe field the night after thé : battle and g-ot it not. They.Wére homesick, and received no message from Htheir loTed'tjqes. «i'Theyifl"1}aras,  bttsl«ei, in'ki^hei, fti^é I the summier ìfieat tlie only attendants I on their obsequies. No one but the { infinite God who knows I knows the thousandth part of thiR ; length, and ilireadth,' ftiid aèpth,'àn'd height of anguish of the ¿orthèrii aiid southern battlefields. Why did'these fathers leave their children and go tö the front, and why did thes,e young ; men, postponing the marriage day,, start out into the probabilities of never coming back? For a principle they/ died. Life for life. Blood f9r blood. Substitution!  But we need not go so far. What is that monument in the cemetery? It is to the doctors who fell in the southern epidemics. Why go? Were there not enough sick to be attended in these northern latitudes? Oh, yes; but the doctor puts a few medical books -in his valise, and some vials of niedicine; and leaves his patients here in thç of.  other physicians, and takes the rfjii-train. Before he gets to the infected region he passes crowded rail-traips, regùlar and extra, täking the flying and affrighted populations, ile arrives in a city over which a great hör« ror is brooding. lie goes from couch to couch, feeling the pulse and stud^'-ing s.ystoms, and pre.scribing day after day, night after night, until a fellow-physician .says: "Doctor, you had better go home and rest: you look miserable."' But he can not rest while so many are suffering. On and on, until .some morning finds liim in a delirium, in which he talksiif home, and then rises and says he mast go and look after those patients. He is told to lie down; but lie fights his attendants until he falls back, and is weaker and weaker, and «lies for people with whom he had no kinsliip. and far away from his own family, and is hastily put away in a stranger s tomb, and only the üftii part of a newspaper line tells us of his sacrifie».—his name just mentioned among five. Yet he has touched the furthest height of sublimity in that three weeks of humanitarian service. He goes straight as an arrow to the bo.soin of Him who said: •1 was sick and ye visited me. " I,,ife foi- life, blood for blood. Sub.stitu-tionl  In the legal profession I see the same principle of self-sacrifice. In Itilf). William Freeman, pauperized and idiotic negro, was at Auburn, X. Y., on trial for murder, lie had slain the en-tirci Van Nest family. The foaming wrath of the community could be kept off him only by armed constables. Who would volunteer to be his counsel? >'() attorney wanted to .sacrifice his popularity by such an ungrateful tasit. .\ll were silent save one, a youni,' laiv-yer with feeble voice, tliat could hardly be heard outside tlie bar, pale and thin and awkward, it was William 11. Seward, who saw that the prisoner was idiotic and irresponsible, and ought to be put in an asylum, rather than put to death, the heroic counsel uttering these beautiful words:  1 speak now in the hearing of a people w ho have prejudged prisoner ana condemned me for pleading in his behalf. He is a convict, a pauper, a ne grò, without intellect, sense or emotion. My child with an affectionate smile disarms my careworn faee of ito frown whenever 1 cross my threshoid. The beggar iu the street obliges m^-i to give because he says: '-(iod bless you! as 1 pass. My dog carc.sscs me witti fondness if 1 will but smile on liim. My hor.sc recognizes me when I fill his manger. What reward, what gratitude, what sympathy and affection can 1 expect here? There the pri.soncr sit.s. Look at him. Ijook at the assemblage around you. Listen to their ill-suppressed censures and e.vcited fears, and tell n.ie where simong my neighbors or my fel-lowmen. where, even in his heart, 1 can e.-çpect to find a sentiment, a thought, not to .say of reward or of acknowledgment or even of recognition, (ientlemen, you may think of this evidence what you please, bring in what verdict, you can, l)Ut 1 asseverate >)cfore Heaven and you, that, to the best of inV knowledge and belief, the prisoner at the bar does not at this moment know why it is that my shadow falls on you instead of his own.  The gallows got its victim. I.iut the post mortem examination of the poor creature showed to all the surgeons and to all the world that the public were wrong, and William H, Seward was right, and that hard, stoncy step of obloquy in the Auburn court room was the fir.st step of the stairs of fame up which he went to the top. or to within one step of the top, that last denied him through the treaohçr.v of American politics. Nothing sublimer was ever seen in an .\merican court room than William H. Seward, without rcAvard. standing Vjctween the furious poptilaee ami the loathsome imbecile. Sub,stitution!  In the realm of the fine arts there was as remarkable an instance. A brilliant but hypercriticised painter, .loseph William Turner, was met by a volley of abuse from ail the art galleries of Europe. His paintings, which have since won the applause of all civilized nations. '-The Fifth Plague of Egypt. " • Fi.sheriuen on a Lee Shore in Squally Weather, " -Calais i'ler.'' "Tlie Sun Rising Through Mist " and --Didjt» lîuilding Cart hage," where then targets for critics to sho(jt at. In defense oi this outrageously abused man. a young iiuthoi- of -.'4 \ ears, just one year out of c<.)llegc. came forth with his pen and wrote the ablest and most fampus essay on art that the world ever sa\v or ever will see -John liuskin s '•.Modern rainters. " l-'or 17 years this author fouglit the battle.s of the maltreiited artist, and after, in poverty and bro-Ken-heartedness, the painter had died and the public tried 'to undo their cruelties toward him by givini^ him a big funeral and burial in St. T'aul scathedral. his old-time friend took out of a tin box ]0,000 pieces of papi.-r containing drawings by the old  type of streingth ^ ,ca.rry p'dâisîbili-'  •inand agreed to sacrificie hia son iMae,  ipmd the same God, just in time, had I^OTidj^ a ram of th^ thickÀ as ^jBuhij «^itnttti hnt ixftere la aii<ll!helfi..^ai£ bound to the altar, and no hand arrests the sharp edges ot laceration and death, and the universe shivei-^ liq^i^etl, and recoils, and groans at the .horror. ' "'Àll"gôod men have for ceptaries been ' trying tà ^ell whoqa thisi substitute was like, and every comparison, inspired and uninspired, evangelistic, prophet-Jc, apostolic and human falls short, for Christ was the great unlike. Adam, à type of Christ, because he came directly from God; Noah a type of Christ, because he delivered his own family from deluge; Melchisedec, a type of Christ, because he had no predecessor or successor; Joseph, a tj'pe of Christ, because he was cast out by his brethren; Moses, a type of Christ, because he was a deliverer from bondage; Joshua, a type of Christ, because he was a' conqueror; Samson, a Chriàt,' biecause of his to .slay the lioni^, off. the iron gates ^ b't" ty; Solomon a type of Chtisti in thé aâîuence of his dominion; Jonah at type of Christ, because of the stormy ^ea-im which he threw himself for the rescue of others; but put together Adam, and Noah, and Melchisedec, and Joseph; and Mo.ses, Jashua, and Sampson, and ÎSolomon, and Jonah, and they would not make a fragment of a Christ, a quarter of a Christ, the half of a Christ, or the millionth part of a Christ.  That is what Paul means, tha't is what I mean, that is what all who hare ever had their heart changed mean by "blood."' I glory in this religion of blood! I am thrilled as 1 .see the suggestive color in sacramental cup, whether it be of barnished .silver set on cloth immaculately Avhite, or rough-hewn meeting house of the wilderness. Now I am thrilled as I see the altars of ancient sacrifice crimson with the blood of the slain lamb, and Leviticus is to me not .so much the Old Testament as the New. Now 1 see why the destroying angel passing- over Eg\-pt in the night spared all those houses that liad blood sprinkled on their door posts. Now I know what Isaiah means when lie speaks of "one in red apparel coming with dyed garments from Bozrah;"' and whom the Apocalypse means when it describes a heavenl y Chieftan whose "vesture was dipped in blood;"" and what John, the apostle, means when he speaks of the "precious blood that cleanseth from all sin;"" and what the ■ old. worn-out. decrepit missionary Paul i means, \vhen, in my te.xt. he cries: ; --Without shedding of blood is no re- ' missi(;n."' 15.V that blood you and I ! will be saved —or never saved at all. ' in all the ages of the world (iod ha.^^ mil once pardoned a single sin except tluough the .Saviour's expiation, and i lie ni-verwill. (ilor.v be to (rod that the hill back of Jerusalem was the bat- ' tleficld on which Christ achieved oui ' liberty:  It was a most exciting daj- I .spenton ' t he battlefield of Waterloo. Starting out \vith the morning train from Itrus- : scls. lîelgium. we arrivc-l in aoout an honr (Ui tlie famous spot. A .son of one who was in tne t)attle. who had neard j from his father a tiiousand times the , whole scene recited, accompanied ' us over the field. Tiiere stood the ; old Hou.gomont chateau, the wails | dented, and scratcncd, and broiien, ; and shattered by grape-s.iot and , cannon-ball. There is the well in j which 3()d dying and dt-^ad were pitched. ^ There is the. ciiapel with ttie iiead of ' the infant Ciirist siiot off. Tuere are the gates at wliieli, for many hour.s. English and Frencii armie.s wrestled, j Yonder were the 100 guns of the En- : g-lish, and the guns of the Frencn, , Yonder the Hanoverian hus.sars fled for the woods.  Y<mder was the ravine of Ohain, ■ where the I'rench cavalry, not knowing there was n hollow in the ground, , rolled over and down, troop after i troop, tumbling into one awful mass of sufl'cring, hoof of kicking horses against ))row and breast of cai^taina i and colonels and private soldiers, the human and the beastly* grown kept up i until, the day after, all was shoveled under because of the malodor arising in that hot month of June.  •There. " .said c.ur guide, "the High- ; land regiments la.v down on their faces ' waiting for the moment to spring upon j the foe. In that orchard :,',.")0() men ■ were cut to pieces. Here stood Wellington with white lips, and up that knob rode Marshal Ney on his sixth horse, five having been shot under him. Here the ranks of the French broke, and .Marshal Nev, with his boot slashed of a sword, and his hat oft", and his face covered with powder and blood, tried to rally his troops as ho cried: '•Come and see how a marshal of France dies ou the battlefield." From yonder directiou («rouchy was expected for the Fi^ench re-enforcement, but he came not. Around those woods lilucher was looked for to rc-en£orec the English, and just in time he came up. Yonder is the ticld where Napoleon stood, his arras through the reins of the horse's bridle, dazed and insane, trying t<j go back." Scene of a battle that went on from :ir) minutes to VI oclock on .lunc 18 until four o"clock. when the English seemed defeated, and their conjinandcr cried: "Boys, you cant think of giving way? Kemember old England!"" and the tides turned, and at eiglit o"cIock in the evening tne man of destinv, who was called by his troops Old Two Hundred Tnousand, turned away with broken heart, and the fate of centuries was decided.  No w-onder a great mound has been reared there—hundreds of feet high—a mound at the e.xpense of millions of dollars in rising, and on the top is the great Belgian lion of broni-.e, and a grand old lion it is. l«ut our great Waterloo was in J'alestine. There came a day when all hell rode up. led by Apollyon, and the Captain of our salvation con-  TEMPERANCE NOTES.  I. .il  "Went  BaL, THE PRODIGAL.  rl.  to Church to Scoli and Kc« matned^ to Pray—Hin Mother Made Glad.  "A,pd ,so; Willie is going west, is he, Mrs. iVaiter^?" ■ '  "Yes, be leaves for Colorado next Tuesday,"  "Are you not sorry to have him go so far away?"  "Sorry! Y'es, indeed, my heart is breaking at the thought, and did I not think that that climate would greatly benefit his health. I never could consent to his going to that wild, western coun-try."  "He has been so carefully reared that you need have no fear of him."  "He is a good boy, and yet, the life there w^l be so different I cannot help Tvorryi^ijf a|t tiiheis.'' ■ '  iiie vveek Klafe' p£^ssed;'Uhe houir of parting is at hah^. ' ' ' " ' ; " J "Mother, mother, do not grieve so; I will get well soon and return to you again," said Willie. ' ; ■ '  Mrs. Waiters threw her arms ..round his neck and moaned. Then said brokenly: "But 1 shall miss you so, I shall miss you so. You are my only son, doubly dear to me since your father died, and, dear boy. that western land will be new and strange. Y'ou will be lonely there many a time and miss the influence of home. Temptations will surround you on every hand ; there is much of sin in various forms in these new places. Can 1 trust you?" j  "Trust me? W^hj-, mother, of course ] you can. Have I ever been guilty of a j mean act?" |  The manly tears streamed down Wil- ! lie's cheek as he imprinted a lingering 1 kis.s upon his mother's lips. Then with , a "never fear for me, mother; I'll not \ forget your teaching," he was off.  lie.'  "FaCßftflJ»'^' il|ii Walrers^BejjffyU  "A letter from Colorado," you say. "Open it, l^farle. My hands tremble so; ti;-ok and cfee who has written it." . " "It is signed your own penitent Willie.'  '¿UHiito afdead.l joy does not^'kill. Sbe soon recovered to read the long-expected letter.  The next,day a white-winged messenger started dn 'iits Way to the prodigal. In it the mother said: "I sleiit soundly last night for the first time since j'ou left. May you never know the hours of anguish your long silence has caused me. But all that has passed now, liod has answered my prayer, 'after many days. Come home, my boy, we need each other."—Ella Bartlett Simmons, in National Temperance Advocate,  THE SALOONS AND PROSPERITY  SPIRITUAL AFFAIRS.  téMPERÉ^..  Blanlflcant Lesaona Drawn from Wet Town Ili lojiwili—*^^^ Time» story.  OXK YKAR LATER.  "Come on, Bill, we're goin' to have a lark to-day. Cio 'long with us and we Avill show you where to spend j our Sundays profitably. You're too innch of a tenderfoot entirelv."  A w^eek or tw.q ago the >yritejr, was in 'niiiIo!>va town of gOiJ ¡Dhabi^pnts.; It has two saloons and; tvrio drug stores. The saloons pay a mulct tax of $1,000 eacl>, the drug stores none. During ISOC these two saloons "took in" $26,000 from sales by the glass and keg. It is estimated that the drug stores sold half as much more, making the net sum of $40,000 paid out in one year for drink iu this little town. Now, if saloons "help the trade of a town," this town ought to be booming, but it is not. The best store buildings in the town are vacant. Stocks are runniiig down: the hotel man wants "to get out," and harti limes is the subject of four-fifths of the conversation of residents and strangers. Ten miles from there is u "dry town," both surrounded by the same ciass of poi>nlatlon. This latter town has its best buildings occupied, its poorer ones vacant, i'aint is used freely and often. Sidewalks are repaired, and Iraveling men will tell the inquirer i that in the dry town inerchant.s dis-i count their bills, and iu the wet one j ask extensions—not in all ea.ses, but 1 manj". In the wet town one merchant told the Looker-On he frequently knew  V^hen stern occasion calls for war, i knd the trumpet« shrill and peal, »iBollges and ai'morter ftngkllday ^  With the ,  The blades are heated in the fliam«(  And cooled in-= " " And beaten hard,»and be«ten waUv^t .'': >. To make them firm and pliable. Their edge and temper good: Then tough and sharp with discipUne, They win the fight for fighting men.  When God's occasions call for men.  His chosen souls He takes, In life's hot fire He tempers them. With tears He cools and .slakes; With many a heavy, grievous stroke  He beats them to an edge, And tests and tries, again, again. Till the hard will Is fused, and pain  Becomes high privilege; Then strong, and quickened through and  through, They ready are His work to do.  Like an on-rushing, furious host  iThe.tlde.of need and sin, L'nlesls the blades shall tempered be, . Tlxey hftve no '  God trusta to no untessiw't^wt^m; ii ;  When He goes forth iS war;-': Only t'he souls that, beaten long :  Ort pain's-great anvil, have grown strong.  HfS chosen weapons are. Ah, aouls, on pain's great anvil laid. Remember this, nor be afraid! —Susan Coolldge, in Congregationalist.  WOMAH-MAKER.  Beantltal Trlkitfte  CoBTtc^ «é INMt m hd^ lladU Helped Hrr.  T  ..»The  THE LESSONS OF FAILURE.  Fnilnren .\re the Xatmral Accompaniment and Ontcomc of the Wrongr and the Bad.  "No, boy.s, I am bad enough during; of .some farmer "blowing" in enough iu the week, but will keep up an appearance of respectability on Sunday, at least."  A coarse laugh followed this remark. "Hear him! hear him!" exclaimed the  one day at the saloon to pay an account due him for over a year.—Times-lîcpub-lican.  FACTS OF SCIENCE.  (»>mptomntolosy of Aleolioltüm — Ai Interesting: «"<1 ProUta-ble .stiiilj.  HE HAD BFJEN ASHAMED TO WRITE, leader. "That's the way we used to '.aik when we had been here but a few months. \Vasn"t it, jiards? j!ut yon'il get over all such fool nonsense, sonny. ,\obo(ly out here cares a cent whether jou go to the devil or not; ca<.'li fellow "for liiniself is the rule in those mining camp.-^. You might as weil decide to co.nc along ami li.ne some fiin with us to-day. ^Ve"ll be away nc.xt Sunday, then you can go to elnn-ch ;ili day Young fellows like us must have some rcercation and see the sights. .If you don't come we will call you Willie Dar-lin'.'" lie went witii li e boys, i  There arc young men who, ilion<ih , on the downward road, appear to move along very moderately; others go as on a toboggan slide, '  "Bill" took liiis lattfr course. Act-' ing all the while as Ihongli he were: r.fraid lo stoji or even move slowly lest he might have time to i-e;iliz.^ ilo^^ far ado\\n he had alrcailv traveled.  A careful study of 400 alcoholics has been made during the last lo years at Zurich under Foiel's supervision, and again the fact of heredity is emplia-.'^izcd; 4.'J j)er cent, of the cases had one or both jiarents alcoholic, aiul 40 per cent, had nervous or mental antecedents. J-'iftcen per cent, of the patients wen; wholesale or retail dealers in li(juors. One hundretl and thirty-two out of ;M(j had become alcoholic without drinking liijuors, consuming merely beer, wine or ciders. Alcoholism is most frequent between 'Jil and (iO (•.)3.5 per cent.) Below that age a case is almost sure; to be direct heredity. All the cases showed various physical, mental and moral alterations; degeneration of the heart, arterio-sclerosis, affections of the stomach, tremor, ataxia, pupillary troubles, general de-nutrition, etc. One-fifth were sexual perverts (hyperesthesia, precocious debauchery, inversion, exhibitionism). Fourteen per cent, were epileptics; in six cases the attacks followetl alcoholic excess and disappeared entirely when the patients refrained from alcohol. The point is noted that the griefs to which patients frequently refer their alcoholic excesses are often found to have followed them.—Ann. d. Soc. Med. Chirode Liege.  INFLUENCE OF DRUGS.  Thune M hieli Afft'ct th«' .\ervonii System Aot in the Direction oi UlNlntei^rnt ion.  painter, and through many weary, un- | fronted them alone. The rider on the  compensated months assorted and arranged them for public observation. I'eople .say John Ruskin in his old.days is cross, misanthropic and morbid. Whatever he may do that he ought not to do. and whatever he may say that  white horse of the Apocalypse going out against the black iiorse cavalry of deatn, and tiie battalions of the demoniac, and the myrmidons of dark' ness. From r.i ocipcK at noon to 3 o'clock in the afternoon the  h^ ought not to say between now and i greate.st battle of the itqivers went j his death, he will leave this worW.in-| on.' Eternal de.stinies wet'e being dc- ' solvent as far as it has any capacity to j cided. All the arrows of hell pierccd pay this authors pen for hi^chiv^lxi«^ our. Chieftain, and the battb^-axes :  and Christian defense of a poor paint ••r"(4 peueij. John Ruskin for William Tuiiier. ' lilood for blood. fcJubstitu-tionl  What an exalting principle, this which leads one to suffer for another! Nothing .so kindles enthusiasm pr awakens eloquence, or chimes poetic canto, or moves nations. The principle is the dominant one in our religion-Christ the martyr, Christ the celestiai hero, Christ the defender, Christ tòc substitute. No new principle, for it was old as liuman nature; but now bh a grander, wider, higher, deeper and more world-resounding scale! /The shepherd boy, as a champion of i^rttel wjth », sling, toppled thè giaiilt of Philistine braggadocio in the dust  struck Him, until brow and eheek ahd 'l  shoulder and bikhd ahd foot wche in- i  carnadined with oo^tng Ute; bat. He I  fought on until He gave a tina'i stroke ^  with sword from Jehovah's buckler, i  and the commander-in-chief of liell i  and all his force.s fell back in ever- I  lasting ruin, and the victory is our.s. i  And on the mound that celebratei» the !  triumph we plant this day tw6 figures, |  not in bronze, or iron, or sculptured i  marble, but two figuresof living light, !  the lion of Judah s tribe and the Lamib | thnt was slain.  Troc Church Ideát.  CUuriilies coming ta 1ti coriseiduiuiéss «UOU, realize thëyi. Uîni ' teia^idiiairy  ,but here is another ^oii'M ff^m*^^^^- All Musfc ntil» dëpéttd dii!^ <  all the âirmiés of çliurçhi8:nri|itanti,iMid: »iûister. A tvdé dïttiJfeh idèal^is ikotli^ tHtt^ptiant, hurls .tiW|ii;oli»thi of gj^ •dî tion into defeait,, ' tliie; crash of his ;!bi;ajspn^rqif>r like explosion at Hj^JÏ Abraham had at tipà-ii ccà»;,  FIVE YE.\RS I.ATEK.  "licllo, Hii), where are you bound to?"  "I h id no dcfinile place in view; I was merely 'hoofing it, because I knew not what else to do."  "Well, come on, then, and go up lo J]ob"s saloon; I was going tiierc to sec ;. ou. i>ut how comes it that you arc off duty to-night?"  "i have been bounced, .7ini."  "I'.ounccd? Why, man alive, you were the most jiopular bartender iu Colorado; for with all your meanness you al-Avays liad the air of a gentleman. ^Vh'axe you been U]) lo anyway?"  "Do not ask me. I will only say I dc-Fer\e(l to be discharged, but what to do jiow is the (juosticn, for I have not one cent, although I have been canning.$100 a month for the i)ast year."  "Oil, weil. don't worry. Come down  •to--with m<\ I'll get you a job.  Cowboy life will just suit you for awhile.  "Thanks. I \\ill go w.iih you at once."  .\rriving at--they found it wa.s not  necessary for them to go out on the range for a week; hence the next day they begiin looking around for a place of amusement fi^r the evening.  "What's on for to-night?" he asked of the Ijoys in the barber shop.  "Oh, we're all doing the pious act and going to church this week. There's a  big gun at the - cliiireh and 'tis a  change to attend a revival. So wc all go jii.-.t for the fun of the thing, you know."'  A noise outiiide. A grou]> of cowboys enters. The minister halts a moment, then continues: "Wherefore do you spend your money for that which is not bread and your labor for that-»vhich sat-ihltes not?"  Like lightning's flash did memory transport Willie to his boyhood's home. Once more was he sitting in church beside his mother. He bowed his head and wept like a child. Again could he hear his mother's words: "Can I trust j ou?" and his self-confident reply: "Of course, you can, mother, dear." His mind's eye sees her looking anxiously cach day fuv a letter from her prodigal KOI), but i^,yaiu. Jle had been ashamed  to writ^,. , ■  Whtm jchurcli wasdisijjissed he .went out and lo the stiloon with the others, but drank little and said less. IJeach-iug the cabin, he eJeetrilied his friend by saying: "I am goiug forward to the altar to-morrow night, if I live to get there."  Long and earnestly these two "toughs" talked there together. The result was, when the invitation was given the next eve they were the first to go to the altar and ere the meeting rJo.sed both were soundly eonver'.ed.  Upon arriving at his stopping place »fter the meeting Willie immediately  The infiuencc of all drugs which affect the nervous system must be in the dij-ectiou ot disintcgn.tion. T'he licalthy mind stands in clear and normal relations with nature. It feels pain as jiain. It feels action as jilcasure. Tiie drug which conceals pain or gives Jalse pleasure when pleasure does not exist forces a lie uj)on the nervous .system. The drug which disposer to reverie rather than to work, which makes us feel well when wr are not \\ell. de-"roys the sanity of life. .Ml stimu-i-rfnts, narcotics, tonics, which alTeet the nervous .svstcm in wJiatever ^vay. i-c-duce the truthfulness of .'sensation, thought and action. T»iwanl insanity all such influences lead, and their effect, slight though it be, is of the .same nature as nuinia. Th(< man who can see clearly,-think truthfully and act elTectively must avoid tbem all. Fnier-gency aside, he cannot safely force upon his nervous system even the smallest falsehood. And here lies Hie one great unanswerable arp-u^ient for total abstinence, not abstinence from alcohol alone, but from all nerve ])oisons and omolional excesses. David S. Jordan, in I'opular Si-ience Monthlv.  Failures may have in them beneficent lessons. It would be well if they were studied carefully. Failures ought to be the natural accotnpaniment and outcome of the wrong and the bad, success ought to attend the right and the good. From a superficial view of the case, it often seems that the bad is the pros-l)ered and triumphant, and the good is the defeated. A deeper look corrects this view. When we go Into the sanctuary of God—the place for the consideration and revelation of eternal realities—then it is that we see that even the wicked, wlio ñourish like the green bay-tree, and are not troubled as other men, and have no bands in their death, arc yet in slipperv- places and their feet shall slide in due time. Judah in captivity learns les.sous which are more valuable than the prosperity that Judah sought. Even the remnant j\hich are left become troubled over the qutstion of their religious .-services. They seem to be fasting and observing religious customs for nought—nothing good comes of it. It was well that they studied the case, and sent messengers ' to ask if they should weep in the fifth : month, as they had been :u-eustomed to ■ do these many yeai s. i'he answer came b:ick to them from the Lord in the fornt of a question which they should la^" on their consciences: "Did ye at all fast unto nie, en unto ine, these seventy years?"  When regular oiitward observances seem fruitless—when religious acts of any kind fail (if tlnMr gockl results—is it not time to inr|nire avIiv íht>^■ fail? To sa\' that "j-esnlts belon/,'- to (íod"' is to answer ^^ith the words of truth, but oft(Mi with the thouq-ht of fal.^ehood. Paul credited (¡od with giving the increase, but never was guilty of the iin-])iety of charging Him with witliholding it. The fact that tlie increase is flo l)endent on (jrd makes it the more sure, instead of the less certain. It becomes the man who plants, but docs not see the inert ase, to put himself on the witness st.'ind ami ask liimsclf what, atid ^\ heli, and ho^^•, and Avhcre lie has been j)lanting. .And he that waters should submit his work to question ing Just because Cic.d gives the increas(>.  The trouble was not thai Ciod was ' indifferent to Judah's misery in these | trying years, but that the people had ! drift<>d into heartlessness, and whether they fasted, or ate and drank, they did it all to themselves and not to the Lord. Their condition and prospects ^\ere the result, under the government of (iod-who rules the ^^ ori(l for the building uj) of men in moral righteousness— of their : own courses of living, (iod is so de«'ply j eoiieenied with the transformatifxn of ; human eharacftu- that He made the , world for this purj)ose, go\erns it for this purpose, redeemed it b^- the death of His ."^on for this purpose, and ke«'ps alive. In' His command and In* His call of men, the ministry of the (lospel and all the established ordinan<'es of Chris-tianity. KtTectiveness. and not mere doing of even i)roper and appointed religious servii'cs, should be the demand whicJi every (liristian minister, every Christian worker, puts upon himself.—N. Y, Examiner.  "Sîfè! inàde a woman .of ,pie,j. speaker, of iniddle age and vej;j'.pïaH,ti;j,v'. dressed*! had been stancfing iii the han-•way ot the ¡house wherè lîet». Dr. Her-rick had spbken % iew won!» of Scripture, prayer and "benediction by the wde of the casket which constained the body of Sarah Ellen .Fryç, for many y tars the state agent for caring for discharged female. prisoners. The woman's ungloved* ^nd had covered her eyes all through the service, ami the tears had trickled dawn hercheek.s. It was after the service that she spake the words I have written. She had been ! a convict, an unattractive womati. an alien, in whom few would have taken any interest, for whom few wo^ild liavc: any hope.  Tie process of "making a .woman'*-out of this dischàiffei^<3''pi-isouéi' was fe , shnple one, as she describetl it to mie. ji'l^iWused to drink," she said, "and Mies 'iFsjre—she was à'darling-vvoman—used t(> say to me: 'Why don't you stop it? You're too much of a woman to tlyrow ymrself awaj' so.' And I stopped. 1 haven't touched a drop for years, and with the help of God I never -will again." She had heard of Miss l.'rye's illness and called to see her, onjy to U-firn that she was dead, and she came to the funeral of the one who "made .1 woman of her."  She was only one of scores, perhaps hundreds, who have been helped into bet Ter lives by Mis.s Fry«'s wontls and work. That work was tlone in an earnest way. and many a storA- liave I heard of her faithfulness and devotiion. She looked ui)on her work as assigaied by her .Master, and she did it l^wlly for Him, never sparing herself. Xo tribute paid by her loving frieaidv would have 1>een so gratifying to 1« r as this 1 Jiave (juoted from the li{)s ;>t" one who had had sad experiences in tlic hard way of the transgressor. "She made a woman of me." If Miss Piye eoiild do this, why cannot others? If this cx-conviet could be changed, is there not hope for others like her?— Warren F. .'-^jialding, in Congregationalist.  FIGS AND THISTLES.  !!<ce<lM That AVill liruw iu Any Soil—. Tcrnc IlltM of Trnth from the Ilnin*!» Horn.  ON BEING A BULLY.  (-hríMtltin .S.vmiinthy .^honlU Cnrb \\ here a Keelinaf of Independence Ooen \ot—I neof Any Advantase.  CURRENT ITEMS.  (lerman beer exports, which were valued a few years since at .$o,000,000, have decreased to half that amount.  There will be uo '',17 cliamf)agne from the western French \\ine districts, the gra])es being jioor and acid.  Miss Elizabeth Bu.shiudl recently has been aj)j)ointed luitional superintendent for .Japan W. C. 'J\ V. work in schools ami colleges.  A wincless ban<(Uot was given "\\il-liam J. Bryan in Lincoln, Neb., on his return from Mexico, the \\inc being omitted at his request.  The saloon reaps its harvest of crime and death each day, and those who are silent concerning it are particeps crim-inis in all the woes it brings.—Haptist Standard.  Alcohol is poison. For a couutry to legalize the sale of a poison for beverage purposes is one way for it to commit suicide.—National Temperance Advocate.  The Christian who prays for tiod to sweep intemperance from the laini don't mean it unless he is willing that God should U!^ him as the broom to do the sweei)ing with. — Jonathan Hayseeds.  It is high time that the protection of men, women and children became in the eye of goveimment a duty more important than the protection of property, and that civilized government should imlustriously seek to disehai'ge that duty.—Patriot-Phalanx,  Do AVhat Yon Can.  ik-lieving, as we do, thai a largc p-jr etat, of the crime, sorrow and misery which afflict mankind are directly or bciran a Jetter to his motber which was indirectly caused by the use of intoxi-  It is probably a very good thing for most of us that we «-annot afford 1 o be too independent. AVe Ita\<> to secure tbe good will and cooperation of others in ord(-r to carry j)Ut our plau.s. and that ^ ery neeessil v teache.î us to concede, to conciliate, and to meet people halfway, or a little more, and in general to respect their rights and feelings. Of eiuirsc we ought to tlo this out of sym-|)athy and Christian feeling, and many ; persons actually do cultivate fhistcm-. ))et- from these motives; but there is : nothing like the spur of a little necessity to keep tlic .-iverngc man or woman from getting too proud and high-Iteaded. It is a very great achievement for a man of wealth and influence t<» be at the same time cliaritable in ju»lg-ment. disposed to make concessions and to secure Ihe good Avill of others. The tendencies of his power are all the other v\ay. Probably most of us \vill never ! acquire so much Tuoney or po\\ er of any kind that we can afford tobctooinde-; pendent in all relations. Hut the same principle applies to all use of po^v«r. Most of us have some nattiral or ac-(juired advantage over .some other human being. The way we use it determines whether wc are vulgar bul-: lies or Christian men or women. The ! man who says: "I am going to follow I this course, despite your right«, and in-I fere.sts and feelings, because I «m. : strong enough to do, so," is, at heart a I vulgar bully, no matter how well he is dressed or how many colleges lie has ¡ nraduated from.—Boston "VS^atcbman.  I'cmiier nnd Toname.  Wlien our house takes fire, the first I impulse is to go for a bucket of -water;  ont if temper takes fire, the first im-. pulse is to throw on more fuel. Now, the best water bucket for temper is resolute silence. If, whenever an irri-; iHting act were done, or an injury .struck us, we should firmly seal our i lips for even ten minutes, we would ' save ourselves many a quarrel, many a heartburn, many a mortification, many :i. disgrace to our religious profession. Speech is often explosive and shattering. Silence is cooling. It cools ns off  nfh*»r OnA nf tJift  l-^ver^- sin makes its own hell.  (iuilt arms shadows with spears.  Jvol) Nature and she will rob you.  To lose jKUienee may he to lo.-jc all.  Medil.ition is a loiii-j for poor imim-ory.  (.'l.-erfulness is the daylight o£ society.  (iold is not wealth, nor medicine health.  fiod's Son was ^vithout .^in, but not without temptation.  Learn to be contented, atui you will know how to be ricli.  To say no to '^elf, is a-very good way to put the de^ll L)cliiml us.  Do your best to-day and you will be able to do better to-morrow.  (iod h:is all-cafl^ come into the heart that longs for His presence.  We must live for Christ here if we ■vvould live ^^"¡th Him liercaftcr.  The stars of (ioers promises shine more brightly in the night ot grief.  It is a great accomplishnuMit to kno-w how lo make the best of life as it cornea.  Human nature is about as sure to croji out in a collcetion as it is in a horse trade,  (iod can rii\vnys bring those into a large pla(-<" uiio are willing to go by a narrow \\ay.  Do not try to drive seme tindesirablc topic from your mind, but crowd it out with something better.  'fime is .-ihvay.s fooled a\vay whoii we 1r\ to build towers of our own from ■which to get into Heaven.  As your child thwarts your efforts foi- its best development, so do you thwart your l''atiier's willforyou.  THE LADDER OF LIFE.  Mncli IlepeiKlN I pen the Proti»—.V Vni mice INtini for n Utile Svlt-Kxnminati<>n.  '^nGRitcj^.A^ see if there be any mail..,! iouu in his intcreK;t in, the salvation of;  ¡Tt^]i;e thoijght «b much liite^^^ world to refuso ór neglect to use  placed.in his hand.s for ni pj-'ajred so.loa3iEfòJt^somé' least ri partial suppressiöii o|1kf <tvH.— word'from hîro.'' ' ' Lagrange Call. ' ' -  ng nts tongue Dr. Cuyl^r.  I hc tears of genüge spentane«aa!«| liie"íparkling de'w^rö^s í)f life*® mom*  W liri't^ h;t\e you put \ our hïdder?  Is if, on hooks ¡if/ainst the  side of a (lee|) black |)it. and :ire 3011 crawling slowly down, down, hoping in that e;i\eni below to lind gold and jewels and pi-ecious treasure?  Or have you pointeii il njwvard braced against Heaven'.s high lurchei and are you climbing up and up slowly nearing the top whieli is lo.-^t in clouds but distinetlx he;i. . is ;\du go the music of angel xi^' elingihc soft  breezes from the ! .r. .-iily (iity play upon _\our lirow. and seeing the radi iiuee from the Fathcr'.s 1 hror.e light you t)u our way ?  Or is your ladder like 1 hat <if^he trav cling :u-robar brat-ed against nothing". Do you ¡lose it straight u]) iu the cinjity air, and then, \vhile all the world gaze? balance uj) on«.- side and down ih( other, arriving in the end where yoi started from, l>o\ving and .'-niiling. flushed with ])ride and e.\crtion whih the angels weep?  AVhere have you })u; your 1:ulder? Ethel .StoihhinI I'arsons, in Y. Ob server.  .\ Vonn«- linn'.«« <'hnr>i«'ier.  I'.oys and evt-n ^ouiig im-n do not ap-i)reciate the hiirh value of clKir.'icter-thoiigh'tlie_\- ma_\- think the_>' do. Ft is only when one gets fnrther aioi\g in life that its prieelessness is perceived. It brings immediate res[)ect, honor and pvosperity. The bi/V that is known to be truthful, known to be faithful and trustw(.)rrhy in every pl:ice is looked upon Avith v,!irm friondsln'y) and admiration by jieoplc whom ht> does not suspect of such sentiments towai-d him. He holds the key to the hoine.s and to the business honst^s of the best people. He is in the line of first promotion wherever he is. cigar will place him under distrust : a gla.-^s of beer will condemn him as a counterfeit coin. So will a lie. So will disrespectful eon-duet toward his jKircnts. Any of these i;-, a fatal m;irk of discredit. Is'othingis NO admirable nor anything so much ad-irJred and prized 4iS h pure, honest, honorable boy or young man. Character is the most precious tiling- in the wor kl.—C h i c a go 1 n te ri or.  P«iüLTRT HOrSES.  íWÍ«»ljBÍÍ0Eélf..Ng CON-BîNING UTILITY  f:  'CotB^reMMit Ammcemeut of Peirehei^e-CMt XtiitB! iviifrh Are Movable- Whak May ^ .«rcon^fttiahed WiMi Tarr«>d Paper—Lisht an<i Aviiiltilaiidii.  A. Turner of Ohio sends to The Hreeder's Gazette a sketch of one end of hi.s jionltry house, Lejieving that it has soium yood points not geuenilly used. It >va.s built to aocommodat»* 100 bens and is 20 feet long, 1:.' feet wide and 13 fuet Irigh at back side. There is a dirt-proof roosting floor mnning from the top of the back side to noar the bottom of tho front. This floor is mad? of cheap /iooring boards .Tnd Inrk.s two feet of being the full length of the building. This two feet of ppace allows one to  SIVI'I.K POLLTRT IIOCSE.  pa.ss from the hout-e proper to the perches. Tho perches are placed along (lu tlie uyper .«¡do of this .slanting floor t:ar ei.(r.igh apart to bo perfectly clear of eadi other, tlie droppings rollinfi off down in front of and outside the imild-lu^'. Underneath the bottom of this tioQT- is made a run extendiug half way across tho widtii of the building, tho top of which is intended for nesis. At 1.' le bottom of tho back are two row- of feecret nest.s. Make lots of windo-vvs in tho south and at least two iu the l>ack. Your perches should not come nearer thau six iuchc.« of the .«lanting floor and should bii easily removed for cleansing and whitewashing as often as desired. Ail nests should be movable, one at a timo if wanted. Have an earthen floor. At tlie bijttoni of the perches lay a flat board to walk on.  Tho s:ecret ne.<ts open on the iu.-ide, but atv built on the outside. Chickens enter at tlie door and a small open window at the, baf k end. -which is made iibor\e the slanting tioor. The cptiiing at tho lottoni of the slautinfi il^'or is ubont .»iix iiicbes in the <-lear. This building i'aees s( uth. with the door or entry way in tho east. ( 'ou.<oiiui ir.ly the double row of secret nests is to t!ie ri-lit a.s you enter, Ajiotiier row 01 m-rs is made to the left, which ai--,.- built uj^on tbe run, tbe run beinp open only under the soutli .'^ide of the building. The nn-por half of the .south face is made cliieiiv of glass.  A writer iu Rural >rcw Yorker .>^>iows what ca!i be d(inc ocononiicully. In building the new henho;i.-;es, .-ays he, wo .«oon decided that tarred pap< r too mtich. A friend in New York state told 2no how he useil ordinary tiiick paper and painft d it with yas far. We bought of a printer a larf^c quantity of tJio thick, rough paper that is used to wrap bundles. This was earelulJy tacked over the sides and roof, lai.pinc  th« lug« khMt* lite riklitHM.;; l^mi  strips were nailed 0T«r thia i^oBf tl oraj^tAud tbe whole trail iMilMd wil  ^ti' The gas work».'ja.'eer4*nsHeel water ga^. Tb^  gas tar. Wo heat; it' aiid i^ac ii ( vbile hot. It looiis well and shedt mi 'p«rfectly thus far. Waexpaetio vMai other coating of the tar«Bd titan to do sand over the roof. Tha tar, inclndir the barrel, cost |2.o0. Of oour«» \ro c not advise others to do this antil learn how it stands the winter.  Poultry and Fratt.  Poultry keeping goaa first rate wil fruit growing, a.s tbe poolfeij needs tl shade afforded by the fmit plants au trees and supplies tbe latter fnrthermo! with the very best of manure and fert lizers. Tho fowls also secnre excellet animal food from the legions of grub worms and insects which infest 01 fruits, and by cousnming these nuxiot pests essentially augment the chnnci of horticulturists obtaining a crop < ' fine,, handsome fruit. The oombinatit of poultry raising and fruit «rowiii keeps a man bu.«y the entire year an gives him a steady income throng every month of that period. Then thei are not known to tlie writer two oth» branches of rurt»l industry that wi yield the farmer anything like tho linai cicl returns luid profits that are rcturni. by the above conibiuation, eonsidt-rir the small amount of capital thar r quires to be invested.  Chooüing « Location.  The nearer a poultry man can Lite 1 his adopted market, where he di.>¿pcé< of his fresh eggs, poultry, etc., the be ter, for obvious reason.«. But, on rl other hand, it is best to keep ont of (-it limit.«, as in u .small town or villa;: laud is much cheaper, taxes are lowe: and there are less restrictiou.s than in city. So get as near the city as y< u ca without getting into it and have un e\ to good, easy roads connecting yov plant with yonr market. Time is mouf-; and it is expensive driving ten nülr¿ 1 market when live íítc all that should I uoce.-i.sary. Then. a.s to .site, highne.' and dryness are of principal iniportanci Cold is not nearly as bad and unbi.iltlj for fowls as dampne.^v, the fo.xterer < cold.s, lung troubles and ronp. iiuil your hou.ses if po.s^ible upon hi.i;h an dry hills or knoll.s, with s.indy or >;rai elly .""I'il and free, natural drainage.  r.*ed to "the Crartle.  Old Timer—That feller has only bet up here bout threo weeks, but he's pai nin out ri(-ii.  Newc')i;i< r - Wliy he handles tb, cradle like ¡-.n e.\pert! Wherodid ho gi bis expel it-nct '  Old Titner—'Ui, iie"s ironi Bro-'klvi -New V. rk World.  .\ii <)i<-rprMÌs«d Man.  "Thisi k. :;;y a master of styiel 'r ¡¡eatcd ('hi;Jiii- to tho earnest j^-rsoi "My deidi f-'llrvw, you pawsitively don kiiov,- v-iiar yon :ue saying I v- si e dozens ot picti liaws of iiie old .Tchiiu; and m t e.ne of thiin showed a coat th; had the. lea.-,t approach to .-i lit. ' —Cii '.-innati inquirer  Diiigusi-—Siiadliolt, «ÌTil you evi lutik cicsely ;it n silver dollar ai notice how luany faces y(Mi cii make out on the obverne sitl< Tliore's tlif ])r('}i]o<)f George III, tl lifad ami niaiu- of tho British lioi the piotile nf Disraeli and—  Shadbult—Ye.«, and you'd like 1 run your face ou a silver dollar if had one to spare, wouldn't you: wuii't work thi.s time, Dingu.s.s. won't w<ii-k. i liaveu't silwrdo Iju' about me. (.'hica^ro Tribuua.  S[ PRICES  <»nr Heavenly VlHlona.  Whatever awakens the couscience. strengthens it and enthrones it, is a heavenlj- vision to which we cannot: wisely be disobedient. Whatever strengthens the soul against the alluring jjower of evil is such a heavenly vision.—liev. F. IJ. Cherrington.  Aa the Stark.  A double star is two stars giving the appearance' of one star. The consecrated Christian ¡íves so cióse to Christ that when the world looks upon hitn it sees C'hi'isb shitting in him.-—Eev. W. E. Dttgaf). ■■■ . 'i ■ ■  ' SeifrSm-eKiñve.  Ttie oúly-Avay "to save or help mau is by self-saeriflce. In Christ God sets ns ;VYaraple.—Rev. Frank Crane.  . ISlC is ijone and with it much of the doubts ami fi ars ui the business worlu, ( ertaia lings ai ypt lo wor.se, on tlie i-untrar \v- h;;ve every h pe ;md" reason to > el;e\e tC; :iey will improve during th-^ i-oniinii year, A «.-eat many good- ar- In-*.-, hut condiUol varra u hii advance all aion« ihc line. Sugars h.-ive a :vanced half a (ent itipuund. and tl iiedium grades of ti\i~ have been afleeted on ao'-ount of the prestnt duty.  Coffee is Down 3c per Pound"This Makes a Reductio During the Year of 4c per Pound.  ^Ve now make a specialty of roastiiiK >>i:r best Rio ( ofi'ee here .-it honn' and in thi.'= w; enr i-\istomer ;{ets a uiuch f't-shi r ro.-ist than in pai kages. Besides you »:an see wliuC yc re buyiuii, as it'i.s loose aiidlnut iu packages, ii is> iiuite a savin.t? to our cii.stomers and iiucli l>i'ti(>r :;rtiele,  ■ iir Best Roasted Hio. 1 ' rC lb " rreen Kio, very best. lOe lb  »lail I'nui h in !■;)(•!• ages, tie 1 b (.n.id i;io,'i-'reen, Sc lb  • verritiir in Packai-'es, 10<; lb Old Government .Java. lb  Rich Muelid. grei.-n, 25e ib; r(.>iisted. ll> Kua;teo .lava, -^Ic lb  Sugars Remain the Same on all Grades.  ■ ello-iv (.,', le b "xtn Yellow 4' :e SiaudaruCoile*: A.l'  lb,  •clb  Standard Granul>tieil. 5'-j< l^est Cut Loaf. .î'm- lb. r.f.st Powdered.-t' :'- H>  Teas—Young Hyson, Gun Powder and Japan Teas.  Norhangeiti prices, they have advanced on a fe^'^'radrs, but onr prices are no nigbn "hesales in I'e.'is in'rea.se each year. This in rons (jiienee of keeping good lens at ■ >;iuar uniform price. Als.»in eonsitiemtioni <rf the ta^ that wo purehasi-in I.-1 ge lo drect from th importer: in this w»y we save to our . nstonier the pn-liis oi ttie lobiierar wholesale deider>. whi«h is at lea.-, 110 to J.">c Per pound, Tbi-^s vingwe give to our cn irm-rs.  I'oung Hyson, l-e-t, Me «iunpowoer, «nod.  roungsllvs >u, good. We (t'inpowder. b^sr. .¡Oc  •'oung »-«ysnn. fa r,-e; liupeiial, koi.kI ;;.!e  (»long Black Tea. 2oc Imperial bos'.oCc  'oiorig best Tea, ./'c .lapan. very bext. .i()<-  in t !b packages. I.k Japan, go>>d, .'»e  Canned Goods—Home Pack and California  r >m;i'oe'-awav up luiK-h fiigherthan last vcar. Jest Battlesiiip Tomatof He ean Calif rni.i (íage."^, Vic ' an  ■.'.est B.otimo.. Pie ; each, s, .Se can Caiiforni i Peaehe-, 15e can  Mlinois ^weet ( vni 7c ean Caliiornia I-gi.' t'li; • liceari  • livpiian brand. New ^ orU ( orn.'Jccan Califnn ia .Aprirots, li.'r can  iallon A Pides,-He can Eariy.luiu- Teas, I'lc can  Dried Fruits—Domestic and California.  lie lb  L'al'forni-i Raisins, be.st.. .Se lb ' ' difamia Rai.si , ext-a. Ic U ■ 'ao'fornia Nectarines, 9c lb 'ali mia Prunes, 5<' and Se H •Jahf »rnid Peaches, '.'c lb  Kvaporati.-i! Api>li' 1 (.iincstic A ppl»-s. Vo 1 Kasniierries l.vH' Best Bla(-ki'erries^ liic li. /.nitee < urran!-', ib  Maple Syrup, Other Syrups and New Orleans IVIoiassos.  M ip'e Syrup, per gallt»n._i5c .yndon Maple Syrup in ixjttles "ildea 1 rip, pergaílonÍ M-,  Orlca;i> Mo¡;uste<. ;;:d .1 N( v. ' >ric Ills. > 1,  1 g.iwoli .':i'c  Fish for the Lenten Season.  "'amilv ^^'■||ite unurifr bbl., $1 G<i  ^aniil.v \\ bite l-'ish. kiM rc N'o I White Fish, hall hb-.. No. t White Fish, kitt, imc  Mni kcr- l. k¡:i. ît.î ! I oí land Hrr/n.-i: -  ► colc.) Hf-ritii ÍI :  Best (r(.ir-!a Biii,;;  d Fid'  Oils—Harness, Neatsfoot, Linseed and Machine.  far ness Oil .')0e .-allon • eat.-fi>"t ' >il, t'O gallon ish Oil. lîOe f;alloti. lachine uil. da. k, 2t)c gallon.  NfachineOii briic'it -''»e g:A!l>)n !,1I|S<> td Oil boileil. gallon I.in.-^eol liil. raw. galn>n. Lard Oil. Nti. 1. •'><'(■ uinlon.  Cheap Sugar Has Made Cheap Candy.  P-ire.'itick. 8c lb. , oure Fn ti Mire '. 7c lb F eiK-h Mottoes. Me 1». iuiu L'rops. "jc lb 3oa Dons, ex'ra, 10<! lb.  B ui B 1)5, t'ruii. --Ï1. lb. I innamon Props, lüc Hi. Peppermint L' Zi riges. 1(1c ib.  Tbi.s i.s the loweot price for candv in a nuni!>.r of ieara.  Fine Cut and Plug Tobacco, Cigars, Etc.  Fine Cut. good.  Fine Cut. extra.  Fine<nit, bes' 7.x'  ) he 15i>ya' Delight ( ;igurs, l.>c 1h>\  ■Artistic Cig!ir>, ^rk; bo.X.  fan t igars. ÍL2d bo x  Pbii;. Battle A.x,-J,x- lb I'lug. Hor.se Shoe. tVlb Plug..I. T.. best.a'n; lb SmokingTol'acco. pound, l.'c .^weet Lkjnuuero'-. pound, ISc, Miol Poucu, p jund, :i'c.  Liquors and Wines for Medical Use Only.  T)oincs'ie Wines are e.xtremuly Kellcy 'sland <'at»vvba. 7(le gnlloti iNcllc' Island Port. HKi gallon Kelley Iptand «herry, SOc i«ill'>n tifrmau Kueuouel. *i.5(i gallon ierman Kucinmel. buttles, t^-  ov.' t'nis season.  (California Angc'ica, saPori California Museatal, 8(.)<- .gall u Wines in bottles. ;iiic  hiskies. new. |1 and g^dlon Whiskit K, old. $1.to. $1.7.1 .-mtl IZ.."» ga I  <>n  an(  Carpets, Mattings, Linoleums, Window Shades Floor Oil Cloths.  We havp a bi"gp line Piii^ nice ns.-ortiuput'of OiUClotbs. Caruets ;i!id w'indow- ■''bad) We all g-^adc.-^ ana prices. <»ur wlioiecorner re<om is devoted to tbc.-c got>\iif. y<i can alwu.vs bud a gootl diMpla.v «1 low pi ice-  Wirulow Shade.-, k»« d. JOc each Window f»had's. ext>a. each Window Shad•-s.l.)e^t. iiJt.- ea«-h ^g Carpet, home-made. i>er yard. t-'X 3rufsels Carpe's, e od, yard. GTic iriit^sels Carpets, best yard Tjc linissj^ls. .SlK- yard  I iuoIeiiMi. good. sijiiare yard Linoleum, «-est. 7(><! sr'inahj .vard Floor Oil < lo h, good.'iUcMiuim; yard.  > loor <»il Cloth, besi,:!0cs<iuar«yani luKrain rurpets, goo.», -JSe ya'd Inerai' Carpetj?, l>«st, i (-yard.  > xt a Supers, pt yard. Wo  lie -sure aa'id call on uh for your CariM'ta. Oil Oloths and Window bhudes. We beat u You can .save al le M Vüctuts on tbe doUíur,at the l- rmt lloiLsc,  m  1   

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