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THE ALLIANCE -INDEPENDENT.
Draw near, draw near and praise Him,
This Klnfr all kings above!
Thy love alone repays Him,
Whose decreet name Is Love.
Draw near, ("raw near and bless Him,
If life be plad and free.
With grateful heart confess Him,
Who gave that life to thee.
Draw near, draw near unto Him,
If sorrow bow thec down,
None, sorrowing, vainly sue Him,-
He hath worn Sorrow's crown.
Draw near, draw near with weeping,
O bruised and mourning heart 1
Commend thee to his keeping,
Whoso wandering child thou art
Draw near, draw near imploring,'
If stained with guilt and Bin,
He. pitying and restoring,
Shall heal thy wounds within;
Draw near, draw near His altar,
Though faith itself be flei;
Dcem'st thou His love can falter,
Though thine be cold and dead?
Brother, or friend, or stranger,
Or child of God ! draw near;
Whate'er thy need, thy danger,
Behold a refuge here!
Draw near, kneel low before Him,
Lift, lift thy heart above,
And reverently adore Him,
Thy God, whose name is Love!
A Great Frozen Lake.
On the road from Irkutsk to Kiach
ta, the frontier town of the Chinese
empire, is Lake Baikal. It is frozen
for nine months in the year. Mr. J.
M. Trice, in "From the Arctic Ocean to
the Yellow Sea," says that its origin is
undoubtedly volcanic. It contains 12,
000 square miles, and has an average
depth of over five thousand feet. The
cold is so terrible that when a hurri
cane stirs the waters the waves often
freeze as waves, remaining in hum
mocks above the surface. At the time
of the author's crossing, however, the
cold had caught the earth asleep, and
the ice was perfectly smooth. He had
thirty miles to drive on the solidified
Owing to the marvelous transparency
of the water, the ice presented every
where the appearance of polished evys
tal, and although of undoubtedly great
thickness, was so colorless that it was
like passing over space. It gave me
quite an uncanny feeling at first to
look over the sledge down into the
black abyss beneath. This feeling,
however, gradually changed to one of
fascination, till at last I found it diffi
cult to withdraw my gaze from the aw
ful depths, with nothing but this sheet
of crystal between me and eternity.
About half way across I stopped to
make a sketch and take some photo
graphs. It was no easy matter, for the
ice was so slippery that in spite of my
felt snow-boots I could hardly stand.
The lake was marvelously still, yet
the silence was occasionally broken by
curious sounds, as though big guns
were being fired at some little dis
tance. They were caused by the crack:
ing of the ice here and there. I was
told that in some parts of the lake there,
were huge fissures through which the
water could be seen. For this reason
it is always advisable to make the
journey by daylight.
We reachpd loufshkaya, on the op
posite shore, in four hours and a half
. after Jeavinar Liestyenits, i the horses
having done the whole distance of over
thirty miles with only two stoppages of
a few minutes each.
It was evidently an easy bit of work
for them, as they seemed as fresh
when we drew up in the postyard as
when they started in the morning.
Mr. Gossc, in his "World of Won
ders," relates a remarkable story of
the strength of a beetle, and gives some
ingenious comparisons. A three-horned
beetle was brought to him, and having
no box immediately at hand, he was at
loss where to put the specimen until
he could find time to kill and preserve it.
At last a happy thought struck me.
There was a quart bottle of milk stand
ing on the table, the bottle having a
hollow in it large enough to cover my
prize. I set the bottle over the creature
and returned to my work.
Presently, to my great surprise, the
bottle began to move slowly, and then
settle down to a smooth, gliding mo
tion across the tabic.
It was being propelled by the muscu
cular power of the imprisoned insect.
The weight of the bottle and its con
tents could not have been less than
three and one-half pounds, while the
weight of the beetle was not near a
half ounce. Thus I was watching the
strange sight of a creature moving one
hundred and twelve times its own
weight under the most disadvantage
A better idea than figures can con
vey of this feat may bs obtained by
supposing a lad of twelve years to be
imprisoned under the great bell of St.
Paul's Cathedral, London. The bell
weighs six tons. If a boy of the age
mentioned could push within and
cause the bell to glide along the pave
ment, his strength would not be equal
in proportion to that of the beetle nn
ier the bottle.
The prettiest shot I ever saw was
made by a woman, said Mr. Lane, of
Oshkosh, Wis. I was surveying in
Coles County, Illinois, in 1848, and
stopped for dinner one day at the
cabin of a settler named Junken.
During the preparation of dinner Mr.
Junken and I sat in the shade of the
cabin, engaged in conversation. A
little tow headed youngster, less than
a year old, was playing about the
Suddenly we heard the sharp
whir-r-r of a rattlesnake. Ffty yards
away we saw a big fellow coiled,
ready to strike, while within three
feet of it was the child, crawling
straight toward it, as if charmed!
To call the baby away was impossi
ble, and to reach it in time to save it
was equally impossible.
Spellbound, the father and I watched
the awful scene. An instant more and
the snake's head darted forward!
A sharp report rang out from the
cabin door, and the rattler was writh
ing headless in the grass! The baby
was quite unharmed, frightened a lit
tle by the loud noise of the report of
We found Mrs. Junken lying in a
dead faint across the still smoking gun.
It was a splendid shot, to hit that
snake's moving head at fifty yards.
She Fixed the Time.
"Be careful how you accept general
invitations," say the wise people of
the world. There is a kind of specific
invitation 'about which most men
would need no such warning.
"Miss Twilling," said Mr. Calloway,
glancing down at his shining boots
with a complacent air, "don't you like
to see a man looking as if he had
stepped out of a bandrbox, his clothes
nicely brushed, and everything about
him indicating refinement?"
"Yes, Mr. Calloway, I do," answered
Miss Twilling, with a significant look.
4I like to see such a man as you have.
aesenbed about once a rear." ., '
"n'in .. nfrrfc hminvjmen who Ijad I first, dreadful onslaught or urgr'rp
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THE GLOBE HAS MORE POWER THAN ANY WHEEL OF ITS SIZE
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THEGOLBE 18 TlIE IDEAL MILr' FOR THE FARMER, THE
STOCKMAN AND THE IRRIGATOR.
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