Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 24, 1891)
It was night The cabin, poor, but
warm and cozy, was full of a haif twi
light, through whieh the objects of the
interior were but dimly visible by the
glimmer of the embers which flickered
on the hearth and reddened the dark
rafters, overhead. The fisherman's
nets were hanging on the walL Some
homely pots and pans twinkled on a
rough shelf in the eorner. iieside a
great bed with long falliDg curtains, a
mattress was extended on a couple of
old benches on which five little chil
dren were asleep like cherubs iu a nest
By the bedside with her forehead
pressed against the counterpane, knelt
the children's mother, the was alone"
Outside the cabin, the black ocean
dashed with stormy snowftakes, moaned
and murmured, and her husband was
From his boyhood he had been a fish
erman. His life! as one may say, had
been a daily flight with the great water
for every day the children must be fed'
and every day, rain, wind or tempest
out went his boat to flab. And while
in hie fotr sailed boat he plied his soli
tary task at sea his wife at home
patched the sails, mended the nets,
looked to the hooks or watched the little
lire where the fish soup was boiling
-as soon as uie nve children were as
leep she fell upon her knees and prayed
to heaven for her husband in his strug
gle witn the waves and darkness.
And truly such a life as his was hard.
The likeliest place for fish was a mere
speck among the breakers, not more
than twice as large as his own cabin
a spot obscure, capricious, changing on
the moving desert, and yet which had
to be discovered in the fog and tern.
pest of a winter night by sheer skill
and knowledge of the tides and winds.
And there while the gliding waves
ran past like emerald serpents, and the
gulf of darkness rolled and tossed.and
the straining rigging groaned as if in
terror there, amid the icy seas, he
thought of his own Jenny; and Jenny,
in her cottage, thought of him with
: fshe was thinking of him then and
praying. The seagull's harsh and
mocking cry distressed her, and the
roaring ot the billows on the reef
alarmed her souL But she was
wrapped in thoughts thoughts of
their poverty. Their little children
went barefooted winter and summer.
(Wheat bread they never ate, only bread
of barley. Heavens! the wind roared
like the bellows of a forge, and the
seacoast echoed like an anvil. She
wept and trembled. Poor wives' whose
husbands are at sea! How terrible to
say, "My dear ones father, lover, broth
ers, sous are in the tempest!' But Jen
ny was still more unhappy. Herhusoaiid
was alone alone without assistance
on this bitter night Her children
were too little to assist him. Poor
mother! Now she says' ''I wish they
were grown up to help their father!"
Foolish dream! In years to come,
when they are with their father in the
tempest, she will say.with tears, "I
wish they were but children still!"
Jenny took her lantern and her clock.
"It is time," she said to herself, "to see
whether he is coming back, whether
the sea is calmer, and whether the
light is burning on the signal mast.''
ne went out There was nothing to
be seen barely a streak of white on
the horizon. It was raining, the dark.
ccld rain of early morning. No cabin
window showed a gleam of light
All at once, while peering round her,
her eyes preceived a tumbledown old
cabin which showed no sign of light
or lire. The door was swinging in the
wind; the wormeaten walls seemed
scarcely able to support the crazy roof,
on which the wind shook the yellow'
filthy tnfts of rotten thatch.
"Stay," she cried, "I am forgetting
tne poor widow whom my husband
found the other day alone and ilL
must see how she is getting on."
She knocked at the door and listened.
No one answered. Jenny shivered in
the cold sea wind.
"She is ill. And her poor children!
fche has only two of them; but she is
very poor, and has no husband."
She knocked again, and called out,
4ITT I Ll MS 1 a. .
ney, neiguoon uus me caDin was
"Heaven!" she said, "how sound she
sleeps that it requires so much to wake
At the instant the door opened of it
self. She entered. Her lantern illu
mined the interior of the dark and
silent cabin, and showed her the water
falling from the ceiling as through the
openings of a sieve. At the end of the
room an awful form was lying a
woman stretched out motionless, with
oare feet and sightless eyes. I f er cold
white arm hung down amoung the pal
let Me was dead. Once a strong and
nappy mother, she was now onjy the
specter which remains of poor hu
manity after a long struggle with the
New the bed on which the mother
lay two little children a soy and a
girl slept together In their cradle and
were smiling in their dreams. Their
other, when ibt felt that she was
dylaf, had laid her cloak ara-cw their
feet and wrapped them In her dress,
to keep then warm when she herself
How sound they slept in their old,
tottering cradle, with their calm breath
and quiet little faces! It seemed
as if nothing could awake these sleep
ing orphans. Outside the rain beat
down in floods and the sea gave forth
a sound like an alarm belt From the
old creviced roof, through which blew
the gale, a drop of water ieil on the
dead face and ran down it like a tear.
What had Jenny been about in the
dead woman's house ? What was she
carrying off beneath her cloak? Why
was her heart beating? Why did she
hasten with such trembling steps to
her own cabin without daring to look
back. What did she hide in her own
bed behind the curtain? What had
she been stealing?
When Bhe entered the cabin the cliffs
were growing white. She sank ujon
the chair beside the bed. She was very
pale, it seemed as if she felt repentance.
iter forehead fell upon the pillow,
and at interveals, with broken words.
she murmured to herself, while outside
the cabin moaned the savage sea.
-My poor man! Oh, heavens, what
will he say? He has already so much
trouble. What have I done now?
rive cmaren on our hands already'
Their father toils and toils, and yet as
it he had not care enough already, 1
must give him this care more, is that
he ? No, nothing. I have done wrong
he would do quite right to beat me.
Is that he? No! So much the better!
The door moves as if some one were
coming in; but no. To think that I
should feel afraid to see him enter!'
men sue remained absorbed in
thought and shivering with tke cold,
unconscious of all outward sounds, of
the black cormorants, which passed
shrieking and of the rage of wind and
All at once the door flew open, a
streak of the white light ot morning
entered, and the fisherman. dracrtHntr
his dripping net, appeared upon the
threshold, and cried, with a gay laugh
iiere comes the navy!''
"You!" cried Jenny; and she clasped
her husband like a lover, and pressed
her mouth against his rough jacket.
Here I am, wife " he said, showing
in the firelight the good natured and
contented face which Jenny loved
"1 have been unlucky," he continued
' What kind of weather have you
"And the fishing?"
"But But never mind. I have you
m my arms again, and I am satislied
have caught nothing at all. I have
only torn my net The deuce was in
the wind tonight. Atone moment of
the tempest I thought the boat was
foundering, and the cable broke. But
what have you been doing all this time?
Jenny felt a shiver in the darkness
.:T HM l .. 5 .1 . . . ...
a r sue saiu in trouDie. "Oh. noth
ing; just as usuaL I have been sewincr
have been listening to the thunder of
the sea, and 1 was frightened."
xes; me winter is a hard time.
iiut never mind it now."
Then, trembling as if she were eointr
iu cumuli L a crime:
iiusDana, sne said, "our neighbor
aeaa. cne must have died last niirht
soon after you went out She has left
two little children, one called Wiluelm
and the other Madeline. The bov can
hardly toddle, and the girl can only
imp. xce poor good woman was in
The man looked grave. Throwing
into a corner his fur cap, sodden by
the tempest: "The deuce!" he said
scrauming nis neaa. "We already
have five children; this makes seven.
And already In bad weather we have
to go without our supper. What shall
we do now Bah, it is not my fault;
it's God's doing. These are thinirstoo
deep for me. Why has He taken
away their mother from these mites?
These matters are too difficult to under
stand. One has to be a good scholar
to see through them. Such tiny scraps
of children! Wife, go and fetch them.
If they are awake they must ba fright
ened to-be alone with their dead
mother. We will bring them up with
ours. They will be brother and sister
to our five. When God m that ,J
.1.1. !!..- ... . . -."- "?
ub ieu iu is ii me irin ann hnv u.
sides our own He wilflet U3 take more
mm. as ior me, i will drink water.
I will work twice as hard. Enough!
Be off and get them! But what8!.
the matter? Does it vex you"' You
are generally quicker than this."
uis wire arew back the curtain
"i.ook!" she said. Trannintwi mm
the French of Victor Huge for Strand
Fishing: In Arctic Regions, j
Whenever there is a level field of ice ;
inclosed by lines of hummocks the fish j
are sure to be plenty. .Such a field as 1
Text. Genesis h: "And they
Jsaid. we caunot until all the flocks b
this, about half a mile long, practically 1 gathered together, aua uii iney nu
afford a living to most of the people in ' ton(" frola ttw weil s rao"u,;
the village during the season of 1S3, the s!.e-p.
because that v.r th i rr i There are s-me reasons why it is at-
favorable for sealing and food was very I propria! a that I should accept tue in
scarce in the village. The fishing 13 i vitiitiu i to preach at thij great inter
carried on - Mostly by the women ami ' state f.iir, and to these throngs of
children though one or two M mm I country mm and citizens, horsemen jnst
generally go out and one or two of the 1 come from their line chargers, the king
younger men, when they cannot go
sealing and food is wanted at the house
will join the fishing party.
tach fisherman is provided with a
long handled ice pick, which he fre
quently leaves sticking in the snow near
the fishing ground, a long line made of
strips of whalebone, reeled lengthwise
on a slender wooden shuttle about eigh
teen iuches long, and provided with a
copper sinker and two iar shaped
"jigs" of walrus ivory, armed with four
barbless hooks ot copper, and a seoou
or dipper made of reindeer antlers with
a wooden'handle about two feet long.
Hardly an Eskimo, and especially no
Eskimo boy, stirs out of the house in
winter without one of these scoops in
To every party of two or three there
will also be a good sized bag of sealskins
generally made of a piece of an old
kavak cover, for bringing home the fish.
Arriving at the fishing grounds each j
proceeds to pick a hole through the ice
which is about four feet thick, clearing
our. chips with the scoop. The "jiirs
are then let down through the hole and
enough line unreeled to .keep them just
clear of the bottom, where the fish are
The reel is held in the right hand and
serves as a short red, while the scoop is
ueiu in the loft hand and used to keeo
me noie clear of the scum of new ice,
wmcn, ot course, is constantly forming
ine line is kept in constant motion,
jerked up quickly a short distance and
then allowed to drop back, bo that the
little fish that are nosintr About ti.w
white "jigs," after the manner of cod
iish, are hooked about the jaw or in the
As soon as the fisherman feels a fish
on his hook he catches up a bight of
tne line With his seoon Mm a.,r,tl,r
below this with his reel, and thus reels
up the line on these two sticks in loose
coils until the fish is brought to the
suriace, when a skillful toss throws bim
oil the barbless hook on the ice, where
e gives one conclusive flap and instant
ly freezes solid The elastic whalebone
line is thrown off the sticks without
tangling" and paid out through the hole
again for another trial. If fish are not
found plenty at the first hole the fisher
man shifts his ground until he '-strikes
nieyare sometimes so plenty that
they may be caught as fast as they can
be hauled up. One woman will bring
in upward of a bushel of little fish
they are generally about five or six
inches long from a single day's fishing-
ihe fishing lasts until the middle of
May, when the ice begins to soften. A
good many are also caught along the
shore in November in about a foot of
water, when there are no tide cracks iu
the ice. Cor. Forest and Stream.
Sings Sweetly Though Nearly 80
Mrs. Emma Bostwick, once known
as the American Jenny Lind, has prob
ably retained her voice to a greater aire
than any other public singer. She is
now seventy-seven years old, but her
voice is sun pure ana rresh, and she
sings in admirable time and tune. She
is the daughter of an English violinist
named GlUingham, and began her ca
reer on the concert stage when only
ittcitc jvmtm vi age 1W uie UIDO She
was twenty she was widelr and fa.
ably known. Her voice had a range of
a rising young violinist waa among
wMJse woo tooa part in her concerts.
She waa married In UM but aa m
retire from the concert stag. For a
number of years she was the soloist of
toe New York Philharmonic aw.ut.
8ba5a",n?w,un,n r. and
wwuuwuui urvaervauon 01 net TOtOS is
to be attributed nartlv to tW nH
partly to the cure sue has observed In
her diet and mode of Ufe. Exchange.'
Ked Headed Imigrant Ciirls.
When the Bridtish steamer Lord
Gough arrived at this port from Liver
pool and Queenstown it was noticed
of the 375 female immigrants on board
over 300 of them were red headed. Not
only is this fact alone enough to make
every white horse in town balky, but
it will also prove an mtersting question
to thinking people. Are nearly all fe
male immigrants red headed? Do
red headed girls make the best servants
If not, why do so many red headed
Was it simply a coincident that so
many of the female passengers on the
Lord Gough were red headed? These
and a hundred other questions will
naturally arise. The commander of
the Lord Gough did not notice anv
thing particular on the voyage over
except the facts that there were several
rainbows at night, and although the
weather was quite calm there was an
unsually Urge number of white caps.
j of bea-ta, fcr 1 take the crowa from
the lion and put it on the brow oi i.i--horse,
which is iu every way uoalrr,
and speak to the shepherds just coine
frmn their fkveks, the Lord himself i'i
one pl.u-e is e;illl a shepherd and in air
other place called a Lamb, and all th.
good are ehrt-p, and preach to you
cattlemen come up from the herus
your occupation honored by tiie lac'.
that God hutseif thinks it worthy oi
immcrtul nvord that lie owns "the
cuttle on a thousand hilis." It is apr
priate thit I come because 1 was a
farmer's boy and never saw a city unii
I was nearly grown, and having bee:;
born in the country 1 never got over it,
and would not dwell iu cities a tiay it
my work w us not appointed thwe My
love to you now anil win n 1 get through
I wiy give you my hand, for though 1
have this summer shaken hands with
perhaps 40.UM people in twenty-one
states of the union all the way through
to Colorado and north and south I will
not conclude n:y summer vacation till
1 have shaken l ands with you. You
o!d farmer out there! How you nuike
me think of my lather! ion elderly
woman nut there with cap and si c
tacles! How you make ux think of
my mother! And now w hile the air of
these fair grounds is filled with the
bleating of sheep and the neighing of
horses and the lowing of cattle, I can
not find a more appropriate text 'than
the one I read. It is a scene hi Meso
potamia, beautifully pastoral. A well
of water is of gnat value in that region.
The fields. around about it white with
their flocks of sheep lyh.g down waiting
for the watering. I hear their bleating
coming on the night air, and the laugh
ter of young men and maidens indulg-
g in rustic repartee. 1 look oil and
I see other flocks of sheet) comintr-
Meanwhile Jacob, n stranger, on the
interesting errand of looking for a wife
comes to the well. A beautiful shep
herdess conies to the same well I see
her approaching, followed by her
father's fiock of sheep It was a menr
orable meeting. .Jacob married that
shepherdess. The l!ib!o account of it
is: "Jacob kissed liaehel and lifted un
it voice and wept" It has always
been a mystery to me what he found to
cry about But before that scene oc-
urred. Jacob accosts the shepherds
and asks them why they postpone the
tkmg of the thirst of these- sheep, and
why they did not immediately proceed
to water them. The shepherds reply to
the effect: "We are all good neighbors
and as a matter of courtesy we wait u-jv
til the sheep of the neighborhood come
up. Besides that, this stone cn the
well's mouth is somewhat heavy, and
several of us take hold of it and push
aside, and then the buckets and
troughs are filled and Urn sheep are
itislied. We cannot, until all flw
ocks be gathered together and tih
ley roll the stone from the well's
mouth: then we water the, rWn '
Oh, this is a thirsty world: Hot for
10 head, and blistering for the feet
:wd parching for the tornnir. Tt,
Curious Passover Custom.
The painting of a hand on the houses
in Tunis, Algiers and other oriental
countries is not wholly a Jewish cus
tom, but Is common to the natives of
an. it is always an emblem of good
luck, and In Syria, also in Naples, is a
charm against the evil eye. Hands are
ranged in the form of a branch are
merely an sssthetlc form of the charm
The reason the Jews paint hands on
their walls at the time of the passover
is because at that season of tho vear
. i i
uieir nouses are renovated inside and
Captain Candar remarks that the
hand charm was used by the Phoeni
cians, and that it occurs on votine steles
at Carthage, whenoe it is supposed to
have spread to neighboring cities and
countries. Hands are found painted on
the walls of fct Sophia at Constantino
pie; are common all over India ith
band In that country being sunnoaed to
Lbe that of Bwa). The same curious
charm is found in various parts of Ire
land and in the Moorish temples in
southern Spain. Exchange.
orld's great want is a cool, re fresh in
tusfyiog draught. We wander around
and lind the cistern empty. Long an
tedious drought has dried the world'
fountains, but nearly nineteen centuries
ago a Shepherd, with crook in u
shape of a cross, and feet cut to tl
bleeding, explored the desert passages
oi mis worm, ana one day came across
a well a thousand feet deep, bubhlin
and bright, and opalescent, and looked
to the north, and Uie south and the
east, and the west, and cried out with
.v,uB auu musical tuat rang
through the ages- "Ho; every one that
iinrsietti, come ye to the vvaiers!"
Now a grent (lock of sheen hub,,,
gather around this gospel well. There
emu many thirsty soul i
wonder why the (lucks ot all nation, rtn
no; g.tumr-why so many stay thirsty
aim v.niie i am wondering about its
my text, ureaks forth in the exnh.,,.,
uua, Buying: - ue cannot, until
'"- K"";ieu lomner. and m
io;i me stone from the well's
mourn; men we water the sheep."
onif.u cone ton
mey ungrny jostle each othe. for the
nrecedenpp-. if u .
, , U,j j r r fmnn
wen, mey uoolc each other back
from the water, hut when thn n,.,i,
littnnlt riAuwi f!,...l. , .
shall be disapinted, they only exurm
I by sad bleating, they corns tn.,.,,.
peacefully Wc want a treat n.ntrt.,,,...
come around the toslKii .
know there are those who do not like
..u-u.ry imnK a crowd U vulgar
they ore oppressed for
church it makes, liem positively in. p
hent and belligerent Not g0 Jw
lh.se Oriental shepherds. Th-,
until Ml the dock, were gathered, and
the more (locks tliatcam n, '
. ,u Anu "w we ought to
beanx.ou. that all the peonle
conic, (io out into t. i.i-i .
i , . uiguwnys and
hedge and compel them to come i
oio me rich and tell thorn ti.
Ineiwnt without Uie gospel of Jes,
io to tin puT Hil l t U t!.t..l tlHJ
nice therr is in Jiriit. t.oto:ie winu
nd tell them the touch that gives
.WnaJ i liiuniistioj. (i'tothe lame
a d tell them of thfr i'-ys that will
uike the lame man leap like a heart
(lather ail the sheen off of all the
moui.t.iii'S. None so torn of the uog
.-ote so sit-t. lion so worrfcd, none so
.'viiur as to I omitt'-d. When the fall
r echnu j come the w hole land is scoured
:or the votes, and if a man is too weak
r s.tk to walK to the jo.l.s a carriage
ii si at for him, but w hen the question
:a whether Christ or the devil shall rule
this world how few there are to come
out and set k the si. k and the lost a';d
ihe buffering and the bereft and the
niie. und induce their suffrages for
V Lord Jttms, Why not guthor
-e:t flock? All Ann rica in a flock!
II the world in a flock, lids well of
'.h" gospel is deep enough to put out
the burning thirst of the fourteen hun
dred million of the race I Jo not let
the church, by a (spirit of eicluaive-ne.i-,
k.-;i the world out let down all
the. bars, swing ojn-n all tho gates
m atter all the invitations: "Wliosoever
will lei him come." Come, white and
black. Come, red n en of the forest
Come, Laplander, out of the snow.
Come, l'atag uiitn, out of the he it
Coine in furs. Corno panting under
pa! in leaves. Come one. Come all.
Come now. As at this well of Mesopu
tami i Jacob and llacliel were betrothed
so now, at this well of salvation, Chri.i!
our Miephero, will meet you coming up
with your long flocks of cares and anx
ieties, and He willstretch out Ilia hand
in pledge of Ilis nlTcctlon, while all
heaven will cry out, ''iiehohl, the bride
groom cometh; go ye out to meet him.'
You notice that this well of Mespo
tamia had a stone on it w hich must le
removed before the sheep could be
wau ii-u. And 1 lind on the v. il u,
wilvaiion today impediments and nb
swcics which inusit lie removed n,
order that you may obtain the refresh.
uieni - iinu me ot mis gospel, in your
case the Impediment is pride of heart
You cannot bear to come to so demo,
cratic a fountain; you do not want to
come with so many others. It is to
you liko when you are dry, courtig to
a tow n pump, as compared to sitting in
a parlor sipping out of a chased chalice
which has just been lifted from aBiiv
er salver. Not so many publicans and
sinners. You want to go to heaven,
but it must be in a special car, with
your feet on a Turkish ottoman and a
band of music on board the train.
You do not want to be. in company
with rustic Jacob and Rachel, and to
be drinkiug out of the fountain where
10,(100 sheep have been drinking befoie
you. You will havn to remove the ob
stacles of pride, or never find your way
to the well. You will have to come as
we came willing to take the water of
eternal life in any way, and at any
hand, and in any kind of pitcher, cry-
ing out : 'V. Lord Jesus, I am dying of
thirst hive me the water of etenml
life wether in trough or goblet, give
me tho water of life; I care not in
what it conies to me." Away with all
your hindrances of pride from the well's
mouth. Here is another man who is
kept back from this water of hfo by
the stone of an obdurate heart, which
lies over the mouth of the well You
have no more feeling upon this subject
man u ood had yet to do you the first
kindness, or you had to do find the first
wrong, seated on His lap all these
years, His everlasting arms sheltering
you, where is your gratitude? Where
is your morning and evening prayer?
uuere are your consecrated lives'
say to yon, as Daniel said to Celahazzar:
"The God in whose hand thy breath Is
my way.uiou hast not glorified "
if you treated anybody as badly as you
have treated God, you would have
maueju apologies-yea, your whole
oum nave Deen an anoh.n-v
Three times a day you have been .ti
at uou s table. iSnrincr. summit
tumn and winter, He has appropriately
apparelled you. Your health from
Him, your companion from Ifim
..1.11.1 r ...
:'mic" lro,n your home from
vuine ungnt surrounding ,.f
m,c 'nn. J man, what dost
muu wan mac hard heart? Canst. th
not feel one throb of gratitude toward
the God who made you, and tho Chris
redeem you. and h,.i
Ghost who has all those years been
jpui uiuing you? if you w,i,i .it
down five minutes undr tho tree of a
' '" vu i i J3
warm life tricklin
and cheek and hands, methiuks you
wouiu get some appreciation of wh-i
you owe to a crucified Jesus.
IWt of (tone, relent, rWit,
ee Hi bod. manned, rent,
, Wb wiUi a gm ot i,,,
Buifsl 1001, Wart UlJ0doMf
v ruoinn u, U)nill f on-
Jacob with a great deal of tug and
mo Bwneirom iimwt.ii.
that tho flocks might be
are 2.4 r.incli .!.....,,...... .
-":uil Wilt, lk
as the celebrated frw,:!,
dure the misfortunes of t - Jv 1
hp said: -Atlo'chx-ktiiusfuli
I shall int an r,rf t ....
time for the sustenance of m. ,
Ami w.nt m. i . ' laa
And Lu wro tui liia i .
, , wi until
clock struck four, when f,,
luuimu ins eariuiy jjf,.
men nere wno ere
perfectl A- 1
tel.teJ I I.hr.nt.lr .. .... . ' v "'l
, i-vi ' lepmr
teday. to be unhannv
i iv 'u.rTtr. nr. J
you come to this gos;,i u.,.1 Z
sa lsties the soul with a !iig-;1 ,j 1
comes and it offers the mo t Bnf
nate man so much of tint woryT'
best for him. um! th -ou. n ,
nto the bargain. JU wi,k
Cpihus; and of all the ItoUiscLiia,
oulyapot.r, niiscrabl-i shilling M.
pareu wun uie eternal iwinm J
Christ offers you tod y. J, ,u,J
it !'.... ...... 1. . "- I
WHO US d 0B
V(-Sr til tl.t n ...!. ...
.il...rC;.i,i, ' -v"
. uu awiues wera placed
ind si!vi-r and tram.. i...i .
vvtrt. ril.'i,A.l .. i.,.t... .. . 1
, V1.V...3 iu u,iiaiife tso i-:
K.... .. . ... '
hilu, mi n close orthti weiirfiin.I
lliw t..,. " H
v'vonuit-3 wereiurowo atiion't1
, v. .., .-uiwuh h onrmti i
lie scales, and on the olhar side are )
um umuitj oi ine un verse
says: "Ail are vours-alt i.i.,i.( J
l .1 ii . . '""8"S J
4r,.ii,.ui ieiigin.au breadth, allele.
nity; all are yours." We don't r.
,.i i. . . ... fn
tut.: mo j.rornisei 01 Uie gospeL Whea!
an age i CMrgyuinu was dying-,
very ciiijient in tlm cburch-a yoaci
thcoloiital student Stood hy hlsii4
aim ajei m:in looked upand n
l it Islt. i nt .... .
" gio ine t-rtji
cumior; in tny tJymg hour?"
s i.uuib young man; -I can't talk to
1 l-'-'s :.:--t; you know aU.
no it it. mid liavj known it so lorn'
. .. . I . . .
.. , o.;iu inu uymg man th.mi.t
niomcnt, and ho camti to this prumi
Aim uiixKi oi jesus Christ ileaiueti
from all sin;" and the old man dappwl
his hands, and in his dying moment
saiu; -limit just tin- promise
iiava own waiting for. 'Tim blood
of J.su (. lirist cloanssth from all sta'
un, un warmth, the 15r.ml.n1r, tas
mairiiihceucc of tho j rotnisei:
Din, some one guys lu the aiidlan
.loiwiuisuiiaing all you have said
this morning i find no alleviation Im
my troubles." Well I am not thront-h
jew 1 nave ii;it me most potent con-
HUieration for tho last. I m eoiinr to
RooLiieyon Willi the thought of heaven.
However talkuttvo wo may U. ti,,ra
will come 11 timo when the jtoutest and
most emphatic interrogation will eroko
iroin u no answer. As soon a w
iiave dom-d our lips for the final sileueo
110 power on earlh can break that tac
iturnity. Hut where, O Christian, will
be your spirit? In a sceno of ihlinite
giadness. The spring morning of
heaven waving its blossoms in the
bright air. Sectors fresh from batUs
showing their scars. The rain of
earthly sorrow struck through with
tho rainbow of eternal joy. Ia ona
group, God and angels and the redeemed
-ran! and Hlaa, Latimer and Itldley,
Isaiah and Jermlah, I'fiyscn and .Join
Miitoti, Gabriel and Michael, the arch.
angel. Long line of choristers reach
ing across the hills. Kmuj of joy dash
ing to tho white beach. CoiKiuerors
marching from gate to gate. You
among the in.
Oh. what a great flock of sheep God
wilt gather around tho celestical well
No stone 011 tho well's niouUi while tlia
Shepherd waters the sheep. Thre
Jacob will recognia Itachai 1, the she pit
erdess. And standing 011 01m side of
tho weil or eternal rapture, your Chris
tian ancestry, you will be bounded oa
all sides by a joy so keen and grand
that 110 other world has ever been per
mitted to experience it. Out ot that
one deep well 0f heaven the .Shepherd
win uip reunion for the bereaved,
wealth for the poor, health for the sick
rest for the weary. And then all tho
flock of tho Lord's sheen will lie down
in the green pastures and world with
out end we will praise tho Lord that
on tho first autumnal rabbalh of 1S1
we were permitted to study among the
bleating flocks and lowing herds of this
fair ground the story of Jacob and
Iiachael, the shepherdess, nt tho well in
Mesopotamia. Oh, plunge your bucket
nto ting great Gosnel well and let
them come up dripping with that
water of which if a man drink he never
again shall thirst
tere(L.A.,d I would that today rm.
ord, blessed of Gel mii.t ' .7
the hindrance to your getti g up the
evorkisdont., and now like Oriental
Mieitto, I proceed to water the.hJrJ
Come al y9 tniri,ty, Youhavean
uudelined longing In your soul. YoJ
Wed moneymaklng; that did n
aUrtjr you. You tried office Jl?r
govorment; that did not JS, .a
Jou Wed picture, and vSj'Z
Cork for WI110 Jiottlo
Manufacturers of corks ((.redirecting
their uttention to trie production, if
possible, of a cork that shall be im
penetrable, when used for wine bottles,
to the various types of worms which
infest the latter. This Is truo in es
pecial of one descrlptl on or genus, the
grubi which feed on the fungoid
growth that forms on w Ine vats and
mouldy corks, tho insect boring and
forming galleries in the cork nearest to
the glass, and through the holes thus
formed the air gains access to the wine
polling It Various methods have
been resorted to overcome tho difllculty
one of these being to soak the corks in
hot water and then in brandy, dry them
and when they are put into the bottled
coat the top, with a layer of parafline
wax previous to sealing them with or.
dinary wax, such coating being intended
to prevent any entrance Into the cork
Itself of grubs or Insect.
Powered by Open ONI