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THIS serinou of Dr. Talniage which
we send out to-day seen atartling
y appro; r ate to tbia theme when
OOCiany are leaving this life by their own
an evil abont whien an rennonapie
ii are agreed; text. Acta xvi., 194. "lo
thyself do harm.
Here ia a would be suicide s nested i
fcfcrdeadly attempt. He m aheriff. and,
aetording to tbe ltoman law. liailiff
himself must suffer the punishment due
an cstaped priaouer. and if the prisoner
Breaking jail was aentenced to be endon
geoned for three or fonr year then the
tariff BJnst be endungeoncd for three or
ffcur years, and if the prisoner breaking
jaU wan to have auffered capital punish
aaent then tbe sheriff mimt suffer capital
yoaisbnient. Tbe aheri? bad received
oaneciai charge to keep a sharp lookout
for Paul and Silaa. The Government had
at moeh cou6dence in bolts and lur to
keep safe these two clergymen, about
whom there seemed to be something
strange and aupernatural. Bare enough,
by miraculous power, they are free, and
the sheriff, waking out of a sound sleep
and aopponing these ministers hare run
mil and knowing that they were to die
m -K.i. mr,A rcixim- tht lit
L. i.u . ..k.. td.n .n nmler'
snuni iiierriuir mc, ."" - -
tie executioner's ax on the morrow and
offer public disgrace resolves to precipi
tate hia own decense. But before the
harp, keen, glittering dagger of tbe sher
iff coo d strike his heart one of the unloos
ened prisoners arrested the blade by tbe .
command, "Do thyaelf no barm."
gaictde A Montr the Aa-ien a. j
la olden times and where Christianity
bad not interfered with it suicide waa con
idered honorable and a sign of courage.
Demosthenes poisoned himself when toid
that Alexander's embassador had demand
ad tbe surrender of the Athenian orators.
Isocrales killed himself ratber than sur
render to Philip of Macedon. Cato, rather
than submit to Julius Caesar, took bis
wa life, and three times after hia wounds
bad been drewed tore them open and per
ished. Mithridates killed himself rather
than aubmit to Pompey, tbe conqueror.
Hannibal destroyed bis life by poison from
kia ring, considering life unbearable. Ly
nrrn a suicide, Brutus a anicide. After
the -dicta st eT of Moscow Napoleon always
carried with hiio a preparation of poison,
aa one nignt bis servant heard tbe ex
en: peror ar.be, put something in a glass
and drink it, and soon after tbe groans
aroused all the attendant, and it was
Only through utmost medical skill that be
waa resuscitated. Times have changed
aid yet the American conscience needs to
he toned up on tbe subject of suicide.
Have you seen a paper in tbe last month
that did not announce the passage out of
life by one's own behest? Defaulters,
aliirmed at tbe idea of exposure, quit life
precipitately. Jlen losing large fortunes
go nut of the world because they cannot
en dare earthy existence. Frustrated af
fection, domestic infelicity, dyspeptic im
' patience, anger, remorse, envy, jealousy,
destitution, micanthropy, are considered
uftlcient causes for absconding from this
Bfe by pari s green, by laudanum, by bel
ktdonaa, ty Othello's dagger, by halter.
by leap from the abutment of a bridge, by
sreajma. More cases or reio oe ne in me
last two years than any two years of the
world'a existence, and more in tbe last
aiootb than in any twelve months. The
rii ia more and more spreading.
A pa. pit not long ago expressed some
doabt as to whether there waa really any
thing wrong about quitting tbia life when
H bees me disagreeable, and there are j
found in respectable circles people a polo- j
grt.e for the crime which Paul in tbe text
arrested. I shall show you before 1 get
through that suicide ia tbe worst of all
crimes, and I Jiall lift a warning unmis
takable. But in tbe early part of tbia ser
sons I wish to admit that some of the best
Christiana that have ever lived have com
mitted aelf -destruction, but always in de
mentia and not responsible. 1 have no
ore doubt about their eternal felicity
thaa I hare of the Christian who dies in
hia bed in the delirium of typhoid fever.
While the shock of tta catastrophe is very
great, I charge all taoae who have had
Christian friends under cerebral aberra
tion step off tbe boundaries of this life to
have no doobt about their happiness. Tbe
War Lord took them right oat of their
cased and frentied state into perfect safe
ty. How Christ feels toward tbe insane
yon may know from the way be treated
the demoniac of Gadara and tbe child
fanatic, and the potency with which he
hashed tempests either of sea or brain,
Merctfal Al ow are.
Scotland, tbe laud proufic of intellectual
giants, had none grander than Hugh Mil
ler, great for science and great for God.
Be waa an elder in Bt. John's Presbyte
rian ebnrehV He ca me of tbe best H ijb la nd
Mood and waa a descendant of UuimM
Kay, a ma a eminent for piety and tbe rare
atlft of second sight' Uis attainmenta,
elimbteg op as he did from tbe quarry
and tbe wall of the stonemason, drew
fork tbe astonished admiration of Buck
land and- Jdiircbison. tbe scientists, and
Or. Chalmers, tbe theologian, and held
nivrraitira spellbound nh.le he toid them
the story of what be had seen of (Sod In
"The Old Red Sandstone." Tbe man did
age than any other being that ever lived
to saow that the God of the hills is the
On) of tbe BIWe. and he struck his Inning
fork aw the roika of Cromarty nntil he
be light geoiogy aud theology accordant
an aJ.riM worship, Hia two books, enti
tle "Kootpriuta of tbe Creator." snd
"Taw Testimony of the Rocks." proclaim
d tUt kamm d an everjwtiag nmrriage
twtw'ggaisjinnlnt science and reeetatlM.
On tkat huter keek he toiled day end
rti, tkeetJ tf mtmr aM tore of
Cn'41.twM at oJees) anal bis
Ji9 Wfwitrr it "la aide, the ernel m
t -- 'JL Urtag kal M-v tm
him and the other for the gunsmith who
lit the coroner's Innuest nni exammint it
and fell dead. Have yon any doubt of the
leatifiiation of Hugh Miller afti his hot
hrain had ceased throbbing that winter
night in bis study at Portouello? Among
ti e mightiest of earth, among the mighti
est of heaven.
No 01 e doubted the piety of William
Cowper. tlie author of those three great
hymns. "O for a Closer WaJk with j Al)()emijx t0 the fame Imh.U.
God." "What Varioua Hindrances We l0sseau, VoitaFre. Gibbon. Montaigne,
Meet." "There Is a Fonntain Filled with ! wer( BplogiKta for self-immolation. In
Blond" William Cowper. who eharee f1(irity puta up n0 Jar to people rushiug
with Isaac Watta and Charles Wesley the 0lIt from tnill B.or)d iut0 the next. TUey
chief honors of Christian byninoiogy. Iq
hypoiichoiidria he resolved to take bis own
life and rode to the river Thames, but
fouud a man seated ou some goods at that
very point from which he expected to
Kring and rode lack to his home, and
tlist night threw himself upon bia own
knife, but the blade broke, and then be
handed himself to the ceiling, but the rope
broke. No wonder that when God merci
fully del.vered him from that awful de
mentia be eat down and wrote that other
byuin just aa memorable:
God moves iu a mysterious way
His wonders to perform.
He planta hia footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.
Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan his work in vain,
God ia hia own interpreter.
And be will make it plain.
Treiann to the Aim srhty.
While we make tbu merciful and right
eons allowance in regard to those who
were plunged into' mental incoherence 1
declare that tbe man wbo in tbe use of bia
reason, by hia own act, snaps the bond be
tween hia body and his soul, goes straight
into perdition. Shall I prove itT Revela
tion xxi., 8, "Murderers ahall have their
part in the lake which bumeth with fire
and brimstone." Revelation xxiL, 15,
are dogs and sorcerers and
whoremongers and murderers." Yon do
not believe the New Testament? Then
perhaps you believe the Ten Command
ments. "Thou si alt not kill." Do you
say tl at all these passages refer to the tak
ing of the life of others? Then I ask you
if you are not as reaionible for your own
life aa for tbe life of others? God gave
you a special trust in life and made you
the custodian of your life, and be made
you tbe custodian of no other life. He
gave yon aa weapons with which to de
fend it two arms to strike back asseiianta.
two eyes to watch for invasion, and a nat
ural love of life which ought ever to be on
tbe alert. Assassination of othera ia a
mild crime compared with the assassina
tion of yourself, be-aune in the latter case
it is treachery to an esecia! trust. It ia
the aurrender of a castle you were espe
cially appointed to keep. It is treason to
a natural law. and it is treason to God
added to ordinary murder.
To show how God in tbe Bible looked
upon this crime I point you to the rogues'
picture gallery in some parts of tbe Bible,
the pictures of the people who have com
mitted tbia unnatural crime. Here n tbe
headless trunk of Saul pu tbe walla of
Batkshnn. Here is a man who cbaaed
little David 10 feel in stature Ceasing 4.
Here ia tbe man wbo consulted a clairvoy
ant witch of Endor. Here is a man who,
whipped in battle, instead of surrendering
hia sword with diguity. as many a man
baa done, asks his servant to alay him,
and when that servant declined, then the
giant planta the hilt of bis sword in the
earth, the sharp point sticking upward,
and he throws his body on it and expires
the coward, the suicide! Here is Abitb
ophel. the Macbiavelli of olden times,
betraying his best friend. IHivid, in order
that be may become prime minister of
Absalom, and joining that fellow in bis
attempt at parricide. Not getting what
h wanted by change of politics he take
a short cut out of a disgraceful life into
the suicide's eternity. There he is, the
Here ia Abimelech, practically a sui
cide. He is with an army, bombarding a
tower, when a woman in the tower take
a grindstone from its place and drops it
ttpon bis bead and wj tb what ..fe he has
left in bis cracked sku he commands but
armor bearer, "Draw thy sword and slay
me. lest men say a woman slew me." There
ia his poet mortem photograph to the book
But tbe hero of this group Is Jndaa Is
csriot. Dr. Donne says he was a martyr,
and we have In oar day apologists for bim.
And what wonder In this day 'en we
have a book revealing Aaron Bi
pattern of virtue, and this day wLen we
uncover a statue of George Sand as the
benefactress of literature, and in tbis day
when there are betrayals of Christ on the
part of some of bis pretended apostles
betrayal so black it makes the Infamy of
Judas Iscariot white! Y'et this man by
his own hand hunt up for the siecratioa
of all ages, Judas Iscariot
Inrreavsof e f v'nrder.
All the good men and women of the Bl
ble left to God tbe decision of their earth- ! " TOot ot hle .t"nl,1- but
ly terminus, and tbey could have aaid resisted so resist ye. Christ csme to medl
wlth Job. who had s right to commit sni- cine -1 d'- jour trouble I pr(
elde 11 any man ever bad. what with bia rnta life lntead of death. P-ple who
denrored property and bis body all aflame ,,hB 11 r "
uu l...i.i u 1... mnA ...r,. !'H hsve gone soagfully on their wsy. Ke-
thlnc4..ne from his home except the chief
cnrtK it pestiferous wife and four
.' : ... t,
gsVrnlaa people pelting him with
forties talk while he sits ou a heap of
ashes scratching his ssl witb a piece of
broken pottery, yet crying out In tri
umph, "All tbe days of my appointed time
will I wait till my change cornea."
' Notwithstanding the Bible Is against
this evil and tbe aversion which it create
by the loathsome and ghastly spectacle of
those who have hurled themselves out of
life, and notwithstanding Christianity is
against it and tbe arguments and the use
ful live and tbe illualrious deaths of ita
disiip e. it is n fact alarmingly patent
that sniiide Is on the increase. Whi t bj
the cause? I charge upon Infidelity and
agnosticism this whole thing. If there be
110 hereafter, or if that hereafter lie bliss
ful without referent to how we live and
bow we die. why not move baik the fold
ing d'ors between this world and tiie
next? And when our existence here he
comes troublesome wly not nana right
otrer into elyluni? Put this dnn aaoag
yonr niest solemn reflections. There I as
never been n rase f suicide where 'u
prr-tor v-as nt either demented anal
Ike re fore irresiioiwible o n InMeL I
'rl a lenee all the sges snd I ekallenge law
ail eisc. There neti-r has lieen a case of
mU oVsirtKtrfM rkiia kj kvm
u . i..-, i a ui ti (..
t at initiiortiilit.v ttuuld be g'onous or
tcIi'IkmI ac-i on! i; ne be aiivpul Jesu
Cliruit or rejected dim.
i Vi'.s of I nbtlef.
A man in London heard Si". Owen de
liver bis infidel lectin e mi socialism Bud
went home. Hut down and wrote tiles.
voni. "Jebu ChrUt i one of the neuk
est characters in liialoiy. and the Bible i
the greatest 'Oi"ille dweption." and then
sbnt l:imelf. Mavid Hume wrtne these
words: "It would be no crime for me to
divert the Nile or the 1'anube from its
natural bed. Where, then, can be tbe
crime in my diverting a few drops of biood
fioiu their ordinary chnnuel?" And, hav
ing written the enay. he loaned it to a
friend, the friend ri-ad It. wrote a letter of
tharika nml udiniration and shot himself.
teach u it does not make any difference
how you live here or go out of this world.
Yoa will land either in an oblivious no
where or a glorious some here. And in
fidelity holds the npper end of tbe rope for
tbe suicide and a nis tbe pistol witb which
a man blows bis brains out nud mixes the
strychnine for the last swallow. If infidel
ity couid carry the day and persuade the
majority of people in thig country taat it
does not make any difference how you go
out of this world yon will land safely, tbe
Potomac would be so full of orpaes the
boats would be imeded in their progress,
and the track of the suicide's pistol would
be no more alarming than tbe rumble of
a street car.
Ut islon's Hrisht Llaht.
Have nothing to do witb an infidelity so
cruel, so debusing. Come out of that bad
company into the company of those who
believe the Bible. Benjamin Franklin
wrote. "Of this Jesus of Narareth I have
to any that the syntem of morals he left
and the religion he has given us are the
best things the world has ever seen or is
likely to see." I'atrick Henry, the electric
champion of liberty, says. "The book
worth all other book put together is tbe
Bible." Benjamin KuKb, the leadiug
physiologist and anutouiist of his day, the
great nudiial scientist what did he say?
"The only true and perfect religion ia
ChrUitijinity." Is.ie Newton, tbe leading
philosopher of his time what did he say';
"The bubliniest philosophy on earth la the
philosophy of the gwpel." David Brew.
ater. at the pronunciation of whose name
every acientist tbe world over bows his
bead David Brewster saying. "Oh. this
religion boa been a great light to me. a
very great light all my days." President
Thiers, the great French statesman, ac
knowledging that he prayed when he said.
"I invoke the lord God, in whom I am
glad to believe." David Livingstone, able
to conquer tbe linn, able to conquer the
panther, able to conquer the savage, yet
ouquered by this religion, so when they
find him dead they find him on bis knees.
Shimon P. Chase, chief juxtice of the
Supreme Court of the United State, ap
pointed by President Lincoln, will take
the witness stand. "Chief Justice Chase,
(case to state what you have to say about
t Vi. tmolc n n i n m t 1 1 v 1 i t-H fho Rihla 19
The witness replies: "There came a time I
in my life when I doubted the divinity of
the Scriptures, and I rinoived aa a lawyer
and judge I wou'.d try tbe book a I would
try anything in the courtroom, taking evi
dence for and agninxf. It was a long and
serous and profound study, and, using tbe
same principles of evidence in this reli
gious matter as I always do in secular
matters. I have come to the decision that
the B.ble is a supernatural book, that it
has come from God. and that the only
safety for tbe human race is to follow ita
teachings." "Judge, that will do. Go back
again to your pillow of dust on the Kinks
of tbe Ohio." Next I put upon the wit
ness stand a Pn'sident of tbe United
States John Quincy Adama. "President
Adanis, what have you to say about the
Bible and Christianiy V Tbe President
replies: "I have for many years made it a
pra'tice to read ir-iign the Bible once
a yenr. My ctatoni m to read four or 6ve
chapters every morii'intr immediately after
rla i-i trua: 0.7 bti. It employs about aa
hour of my time and seems to me the
moat suitable mannerof beginningtbeday.
In what light soever we regard Ibe Itibie,
whether witb reference to revelation, to
hiatory or to morality, it Is an invaluable
aud inexhaustible mine of knowledge and
J virtue." "Cbanc-ellor Kent, what do you
think of the Bible?" Answer: "No other
j a,JdrM(Md ,uthorlu.
j tw(y M , t0 the juds.nlent
and moral seuse of mankind." "Edmund
Burke, what do you think of the Bible?"
Answer: "I have read the Bible, morn
ing, noon and night and have ever since
beeu the happier and tbe better man for
cntence of Infidelity.
Young men of America, come out of
the circle of infidels mostly made up of
cranks and Imbeciles into tbe company
1 of intellectual giants snd turn your back
I I -.tlit wkli.li iImIm. Iwwlv a nil
My friends, if ever your life, through
its abrasions and its molestations, should
seem to be unbearable, aud yoa are tempt
ed to quit it by your own behest do not
consider yourself ss worse than others.
Christ himself was tempted to cast him-
! "winner that God keeps the chronology of
Tour life with as much precision as he
L,na the ehrnnolim of nations vour
gravt well as your cradle.
Newnr J of Cbr stlanlty.
There Is a sorrow less world, and it is so
radiant that the noonday sun is only the
lowest doorstep, aud tbe aurora that
light np our northern bcsveiia, confound
lug astronomers as to what it can be, ia
the waving of the banners of the proces
sion come to take tbe conquerors borne
from church militant to church triumph
ant and yoa snd I bare 10,000 reasons for
wanting to go there, but we will never get
there either by self-immolation or impen
Itcncy. All our sins slaiu by Christ wbo
came to do that thing, we wsnt to go la
at Just the time divinely arranged, and
from a couch divinely spread, and then
the clang of the sepulchral gates behind
us will l overpowered by tbe clang of tbe
opruing of the solid pearl before ns. O
God. whatever others may chose, fiv
me a Christian's life, a Christian's death
Christian' burial, a Christian's Immor
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The Bine and the Orav Review IbcI- I
dents of the Lata Wat-, snd in n i
Graphic and Interesting Manner !
Tell of Con. p. March an4 Ksttle. 1
Henewina O'd Cimn Rtnrtea.
f"T""Hr.Ynre bav- j
I lug the sjinie '
experlen c e s
N ' 1 linn M
f.-J'vetcruu, after a
Mt chucklf, tioru evl- I
(lently of an old !
memory, explain- !
eu wiim lie uirnuL i
"Did you nee that reirtrt nliout the
Spaniard polHonlncr the wells and .
Hprings at Chickamaug.'i? That mmle j
"When our regiment went lutu camp :
near Louisville, Ky., Iu 1WI2, tbe first
startling report that reached us waa ,
that tbe laxt regimeot wlilcb camped
i. . i. .. . i
on that ground lost nineteen men from
drinking water taken from a well near
an enemy's botiae.
"You can Imagine tbe consternation
such a report, scattered through tbe
ranke or a tuoiman.i men, wouni ere- ,
ate. Some of us felt that our first duty l
was to slaughter that enemy and bum
bia house. When such a, projiOHltlon
whs made It wua learned that tbe man
bad gone Into the Confederate army I
aud that tbe woman ami her children ,
had b'en aent north to tniiwu wells
surrounding cauipa of Itwiructlon.
"In tbe aftemiK-j a man coiiie around
ltb a newly patented article for test
ing well and spring water. It was
more than a test If there was poison
In tbe well or spring the tester would
extract It. rendering the water er
fectly safe to drink.
"The man did a rushing trade. Hun
dred of the lioys posHesBed them
selves of the tester. His Htock ran
out The denier would go to tbe city j
for a new supply and be back the next j
d.iy. He never came back. Tbe fact
that none of the men died of poison
was construed as proof positive that
the tester was a huge success as a
life-saver, until one day the colonel
called In the surgeon, who was a
Chemist, and the major, who waa an
expert In machinery. Before this board
one of the water testers underwent a
"These two pieces of painted tin,'
said the surgeon, 'must have coat at
least 1 cent. Soldering them together,
and attaching this hook that tthats
Close to the tin, was done for another
cpnt' "nd ,w? ,)lBck hl'' 0llpd w,,n r,,'e-
may have cost 1 cent more. Tbe orig
inal cost of the "tester," then, was 3 ;
Cents. Hundreds of them have been ,
sold at a dollar each.'
'Never mind what It cost doctor Is I
It a good tester? naked tbe CfdoneL
"The dried foot of a rabbit would
be preferable,' said the doctor.
" is It any good at all for finding out
whether there Is poison In the water
or not?" asked the colonel.
"'A knitting needle would be bet
ter.' "'Doctor, be good enough to answer
my questionIs this tester good for
" There was a net profit on It of 97
"is It a fraud?
"it Is an utter fraud.'
"And so It was.
"A week from that day there wasn't
a water tester In our ramp, and If a
man wanted to collect a would-be rall
ridlng mob In a minute, all he had to do
was to start the report that there was
a man on the street selling some kind
of a patent arrangement
"Our experience did not differ from
that of any new regiment thnt I ever
heard anything about Tbey all had a
care over poisoned springs and well,
but I never heard of a single well or
spring that was poisoned In all of those
four years of bitter war.
"Now you know why I laughed when
that report came from Cblckamauga
that a mule had died from drinking
poisoned water and that the Spaniards
had gone through the camps charging
tbe water supply with arsenic.
"Such reports give the new soldiers
a great nre, the reporters a rare sen
sation and the friends at home sleep
'The first month out In the other
war. but few pies were eaten by tbe
green troops. After that no pie dealer
got away from camp with any of his
"The officers, and espieclally the sur
geon, did not want the men to eat
pie. Mysterious reports of poisoned j
plea were started whenever we stopped '
for a day or longer. Such and such
regiments bad lost men by the pois
oned pie route. These stories did their
work for a time. One day I beard the
colonel say to onr surgeon: 'Doctor,
have you started the drugged pie
story since coming to this camp?
"'No, sir; but I will do so at once.'
"I sleuthed the heels of the surgeon
until be bad told half a dozen captains
nd lieutenants to sound the alarm on
pies. One of them asked him what he
hould say. 'Ob, say that Mansfield's
orlgade lost ten men day before yes
terday by eating poisoned plea ped
dled by secessionists.'
"In balf an hour tbe stories were
lying through ramp. In less time than
tbst counter stories wsnt over (he satn
'flight after dinner a delegation of
one man from eacb company marched
p to the colonel's tent and asked that
fficlsl to appear.
"I waa stage manager for tbe occa
sion, and when tbe colonel eaute out
f his teat I saluted him and mourn
fully rsq nested permission for the dolt
, SMkM as visit MsBsOald'l brigade
In igmleV asl.eil the colon. I
"They are to have Military fnnei i
Tlmt la .not a gooo eii'i'w f'-r mI
lowing you to Jeave ramp at a time
wlieu we are expecting order at any
moment to rnnreu.
" 'Hut this ia not an ordluury funein'..
"Why Isn't It an crdlnary fiinernir
" TWaiiKe ten soldiers are t Ins
burled. They died day before yeter-day-died
at tbe bonds of the enemy.
Ttiey were poisoned. We feel
though we onpbt to piy their memories
this much respect Can we goT
"'Do yon know positively tlmt so
many men In that brigade are dendf
"'Whom does the Information come
man close to yon. colonel, the
n. I heard bltn tell
and the captain told others.
'11 call tbe surgeon.
"When the medicine mnn put In an
appearance he wns asked how he knew
ten men of MnnsfleM'a brigade wet.
dead from poison.
" 'Why, I don't know anything about
It I haven't heard a word from the
"1 asked him If he didn't tell the
captain of my company that he had
better circulate the news tlmt ten men
In Munsfleld'a brigade died In one day
from oatlnR gec,.M,oll pe,.
..Tn ikp,! at tbe deleca
tlon. at the colonel, gave a general sur
vey and then laughed.
"I obeyed orders, colonel,' said the
d(K-0I. -rotative to plea, and I guca I
dk, ay w,m.thlng aliout tbe losses In
our sister brigade.'
"1 gave the delegation a signal, and
we ten men brought a left hand to the
front and ?egnn to devour the pie It
had held concealed frvm the colonel.
" The game ia up, colonel,' said tbe
" 'I guess H Is, doctor,' aald the col
onel. "As we filed right and marched aw-ay
otte the boys called back: 'Yes,
irentlemen. the came la UD. We eat
from tn on f
..lt iB wonderful how quickly the pie
,nrAt traveled through the camps.
The pie trade grew at a rapid pace.
Our mess i.ad pies for each meal as
long as we remained In camp, which
was a month. The peddlers appre
ciated the work I had done In tearing
lown tbe pie bar, and would never
take a cent from me. One of them,
and ahe was as pretty as a picture,
said, when I offered to pay her for a
couple of fat ones, 'No; I'm afraid your
nifiuojr Is poisoned.' "
Friends at home ran well discount
the stories of poisoning, otner camp
!(iijnK),r), and hardships that are made
much of In the camps of Chlckamauga,
rnmna. Washington and jncKsonvnie,
pc-iaHy' those stories of starvation
pn(i wfln, of Dath tnrm feather beds,
straw ticks, ete.-J. A- Watrous, In
Cnrln- n Phirtcer.
An old civil war veteran tells a good
story of how a lazy private in his regi
ment was cured of shirking. It ap
pears that the fellow was utterly no
good. He had been drafted Into ser
vice, and thereafter devoted his whole
time and attention to getting out of It
He spent more than half of his time
In the hospital tent. He ran the gamut
of all tbe diseases that flesh is heir to
or has acquired through Its own mis-
guided efforts. Somehow even the se-
verity of military discipline ws In-
adequate to hl case; shirk he could
One day the regiment was ordered ta
linttlc. There was to be a long, hard
march and a fierce conflict at the end
of it. When the orders came tha shirk
er collapsed. He was taken to an snv
bul.mee. where be lay apparently In s
comatose condition, hearing nothing,
heeding nothing. The surgeon, new
orticer Just npitointed on the staff, was
sent for to ee bim. Tbe physician
chanced to be keen witted man, snd
after taking In the situation be ban
daged the fellow's eyes, motioned to a
private to take bis feet, while he him
self took the head, and w'thout mors
,ne a- maa " " ""
foremost Into the river. As It was tn
dead of winter, with Ice blocks clog
glng the wster. a more rlolent remedy
could not be Imagined snd tho wsy the
fellow swam to shore was a eaotloa.
From tht day forth be was neeei
known to try his gams of shirk agaia.
"Dot" Haddler waa a bra to Coaled
erate soldier wbo was In tbe bosphaJ
at Richmond, and wbo. In eplte of hli
Bufferings, always took a cheerful view
of the situation. One day, when be was
recovering, a flatting minister ap
proached bis cot and tendered him a
pair of home-made socks.
m k . Himmm - naJd ha. "1 nnl V wish
the dear woman wbo knit them could
present tbem to you In peron." ,
"Thank you, very much." aald David,
gravely, "but I hare decided that I neT
er shall wear another pair of socki
while 1 live."
The prescher protested, but to no pur
pose; snd finally be sought out the
boy's sister to teU her bow foolishly tn
Invalid had behaved.
"Why," exclaimed she, "both hia feel
have been shot off"
Had to Aehnow'edaa the Peed,
An old fanner from tbe West, wh
knew President Lincoln in bygom
times, called one dsy to pay his respecb
at tbe Presidential manalon. Mapolai
tbe Chief Magistrate upon tbe back. k
eiclaiaied. "Well, old boss, bow an
youT Old Aba, being thoroughly demo
cratle In bis Ideas, and withal rrllslilir.
a Joke, responded: "Ko I'm an old kor
am It What kind of a boas, pray)
"Wby. aa old draft-boss, to be sure.
Sll.t At. m-iI
Waul IBW rejviuuvr. vra 4wv wm v
I kawwWdga tke bread.
(-rvtn - t'- fm
When the hams are nicely cured at-4
'.tiiol.ed rendy fur pi.til'K uv:iy f r
ii. miner i m Itiy Hu m one ' y one on
lean ctil!i!g ' mml nl ref..lly :
nove the skin In one entire e. Then
Alth a s!mrji knif.- a'lce Hi .11 III l.irg.
hiu slices clear arom '! iin- bone us If
or liumeilliile use. Have a h. lile of
In llil .,; lnnl oil Ibe stove, mid keep il
oiling, us wl h a lou.' f rk you d p
1 Ice after s'lee In the ImiUIm bird nml
ay them one after another smooth'
In a large crock till every slice h
'teen dipped anil the crock Is full ut
ham. If .lie lnnl 1" t"ii nlremly li
the spaces nroui'd tli -I1.1111 mur bull
ing lard over It till It iloex. Then cut
from the sktn of Hie hum tl circle r
plate of the skin. Jrs' as finre na llm
inside of the crcc'', mid ny it (lean st'in
biwn over the top of the h:im. Cov.-r
be crock also with n earthen plate or
close cover, and Ket t'.ie whole away In
tbe storeroom for future inc. It wis?
ome from the crock when needed per
fectly sweet and good, and i nlwny
1 . . . . ....... 1 1.
ready It a nns'iiy pr pireu iuvhi
needed. New York Tilbitne.
f,. T. Vnn N IC't
That eggs coven-d when frying wit
joott much more evei l.v?
That If you hent your kt Ife yoti can
cut hot brend a smoothly n cold?
That camphor iiu nihol Ik an excel
lent Inhalant If oue Is suffering from
That a little flour dn-deed over the
lop of a cake will keep the kiag from
That the white of an egg. with Ht-
Je sugar and water la good for a child
1 Alth an Irritable stomach?
I That clear, black coffee, d lilted wltk
water and containing a litt e ammml.l,
will cleanse and reatore blick clothes?
That a large s'lee of potato In tbn
fat when frying doughnut will pre
vent the black s;K-cks from appearing
on their surface?
That by rubbing with a flannel elotk
lipped In whiting, the brown dlseolor
ition may be taken off cups whlek
have been used for baking? Up-tn-Date.
I Ike Mother X'rrA t" Mek".
An old-fashlonrd molasses ginger
bread. Tbe following are tbe propor
tions: One-linlf a cai ftil of moliiKsen,
one-half a tableepoonful of g nger. on
saltspoonful of salt, one half a les
spoonful of soda, one tat i. spoontui or
clarified beef dripping or you mnf
nse butter, thongb the drlpp'ng Is !
better one-fourth of a cupfnl of hit
water, boiling, and one cupful of Motif.
The ginger, soda and salt are ndded to
the molasses; the KOftened dripping Is
then put In. and the mixture beaten
well; next the boiling water I addedV
then the flour; h?nt again thoroughly,
pour into a well greased shallow pas,
and hake In a hot oven. It will tak
bout twenty minutes to bake tbe I
Wo'nnn'g Home Companion.
Kltl'ns; f r Mershtnnt'nw rpfc.
ftoak one-quarter of a bo of g r
tine In one-quarter of a cupful of colt
water until soft Whip three-quarter
Df a cupful of thick cn-am to a a if
froth and the white of one egg until
stiff snd dry. Bilr lightly Into tho
rreara one-half of a cupful of powdered
sugar, add one scant teaepoonful ot
vanilla, ten drops of lemon Juice, too
whipped egg white and the gelatine,
which has been placed over hot watee
until dissolved. 8tand In a pan of
cracked Ice, and turn through occaaloa-
ally uutll the mixture ton sens, npreaai
between tbe cake layers, which should
be cold or the gebulue will uell.-K
rm n In Newbnrar.
One pint raw clams, take out tbe soft
part, remove the black end and chop
,ha nsrts verv fine.
ublespoonful of butter In a stewpaa
w)th one.n,,f tepoon Mn tnd a tlfr
of p.prika. add the Came an
mnotefc Tbl.B B(M two
,mftlmmnimnm a. .um. tnd -.,
part Beat yolks of two tgga, mil win
balf a cup of cream, and stir In qutrkv
ly and reasevo aa soon as the set
Rico and test faaneenln.
Butter a mold and line tbe bettoai
and sides with hot boiled rice. Kll
tbe center with finely chopped meal
highly seasoned with salt, pepper, cat
ion Juice, celery salt or some kind of
catsup, and mixed witb one-quarter of
Ita bulk of soft bread crumbs, one a
more beaten eggs and a little stock at
sTf-vy o uioleten. Cover wlrk a Isyea
of rice, steam for three-quarters of aa
I hour and serva with a tomato sauca.
Put Into a whipping tin or bowl rfca
raw yolks of five eggs, a wlneglasafal
of liquor, tbe whites of two eggs, anal
.me and one-half ounce of powdered
ugar; stand the bowl containing tuesa
In a tewpsn full of boiling waiar, sad
which tbe eggs, etc., together till tbey
ire all well blended and thick, and
like a souffle mixture; serve at ana
witb bot puddings, etc.
' atrawberry Phnrtcnhe.
Three cups eacb of sifted graham
lour and white flour, two cups sweat
-ream, one teaspoon soda, two tea
poons cresm tartar. Roll one-hast
nch tblrk. Prick well with fork, baka
Ulrty to forty mlaatea la moderate)
irm. Let cool when done, then spilt
n half, batter generously, and spread
vltli prepared asxitaa; Una cakes abas
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