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3PICQ OF THE TIMES.
at OtOICS SELECTION OF INTER.
is mmd Crttictaaaa Imi Dfa
aa.s tfe Dv-llr
sal Urn Msttaas
fnae feat backed down gracefully
t Fssboda aad ut down hard upon the
la mom cut of Undent riding, the
BMgatfu sye can almost see Hymen
ESBtlag ala torch at the lamp.
Tatry may take Columbus' dust away,
tat the beat monument to bis memory,
tar- American continent, is here all
la London recently 1,000,000 bonoeta
were sold la one week and every one of
taem la' supposed to be on straight by
A New York girl broke her arm shak
tag hands with her beau. That's what
she gets for treating him to such a for
It took M. Hobson a long time to
make a raise. There are lou of people
who are qualified to sympathize with
Campaign speeches and collections
hare a certain relationship. One is
simply raising the wind, while the oth
er Is actual blowing.
" The life of the Prince of Wales,
which Is soon to be published, will con
tain everything relating to that gentle
man except wnat is interesting.
Finding fault with Germany for look-
lag coldly on our apricots does come
With bad grace, when almost every
year the peach crop is frosted here. "
A New York woman sued a neighbor
for $10,000 damages "because he said
She padded," and the jury gave her a
verdict of $40 not a very plump figure.
A basband in Wheeling, W. Va., has
, brought suit for divorce on the ground
that bis wife persists in eating onions.
Has he no stronger objection than
Advertisements appear occasionally
ta the London papers in which very
I rich people are Informed that they may
ate art Introductions to Queen Victoria
"for a fat consideration, of course. It
asaat Jw dangerous business to get
, eaoght at It, however.
A Chicago man. claims to have solved
problem of photographing colors.
Wonder if be will enable a lover In one
tJtjr to tell by the photograph whether
Bit prospective bride in another place
frtally has golden hair and rosy cheeks
- aad not bleached curls and a powdered
True Individual charity does not con
sist in almsgiving, but in aiding and
assisting' the '"nnforrunate to regain
their footing In the world and become
self-supporting. The charity of society
should be directed against the causes
-of poverty and spend Its efforts In tak
ing care of those only who are Incapaci
tated from helping themselves.
Mme. Paulmler, the Parisian who per
forated an editor recently, professes
""great regret and chagrin that she was
trbllged to shoot a man whom she did
not know." Her feelings are entirely
Justified, everything considered; no
woman should be asked to shoot any
one to whom she h4 not been properly
' It does not by any means follow that
1 good soldier will not make an efficient
aiayor, or governor, or Congressman.
Nevertheless, a warning is demanded
'because, in every closa contest of
near future, shrewd politicians will r,ul
a soldier at the front. At such a time a
oonscientious citizen will view the situ
ation most .critically, and make sure
taat while planning to honor a deserv
lag hero, he is not really strengthening
the grip ot the objectionable political
A single firm in New York says that
Its orders for rugs ami curtains for
boys' rooms st college amounted, in a
recent week, to $.i,(iJ0. Simie college
boys will do without either rugs or cur
tains and safely trust to scholarship
to take, care of their social position,
Wata'.I was In college." said Prof.
Phelps of Andovcr, "I w as the poorest
ia mj class, but I bad no difficulty in
associating with whom I . pleased."
Wbftt was true then is true now. It
Is tat furnishing of the bead, rather
than of the room, that should command
Some of tbe persons who are urging
aad even "insisting" that certain regi
aaesits of tbe volunteer army be mus
tered out of the service forget that the
t " awn tattsted for two years. , Tbey did
laroti themselves if her for a mlll-
rvJplciilc or exclusively to figbt'Spsn
,i' but to be good soldiers, going
tvltra they were ordered to go, aad
'pA" C J 'what they wera ordered to do,
JOVii Demur, or question, or uiuuui
. f J promise of twenty-four months of
:Sl aUBtary service, and patriotic
tt wUUacaess to fulfill IV If this
,f JL staled by the further necessities
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" 4 , 4.-
an aoesn 1 negm to eu-
r aatSt be has nothing but money
enjoy It, and then K Is
Xt a man devotes all his
best years of bis life to
:iqr taat b expects to enjoy
" be often finds himself
rstylalng waea be PasUly
; "vwte Btauhttf spWyt , jky
j f t aa prevloiariy aavpitcl
it? r '
change la a great relief to him. Ho aa-
Joys sit months' or perhaps a year!
rest hugely. Then the novelty wean
ff. lie tries to have his friends Jots
him, and finds that most of them art
doing what he has done all his life, ex
pending all their strength and Urns
and daylight in sticking to the grind ot
competitive business. He feels left out
If so and so could join him in a hunting
trip how fine It would be. But "80 and
80" Is too busy getting more of whai
perhaps he already has too much, and
after being disappointed by a number
life long friends he feels that he mad
a mistake and might better have stuck
to the business routine that had robbed
him of the power to enjoy anything else
People are already beginning to talk
of the "Klondike fiasco," and certainly
the later reports from the gold field
are anything but roseate and goldea
A San Francisco mining engineer, re
cently returned from Dawson City
says his experience convinces bim thai
the gold placer diggings of Alaska art
short-lived and that there are no true
fissure veins In that country. Ia h!
opinion the broken nature of the coun
try and the geological indications war
rant the conviction that there is no
gold-bearing quartz there, and that
such gold as has been found Is in "de
posits" or pockets. He adds that the
placer diggings have leen uearly work
ed out, and many of them barely paid
expenses. Nevertheless treasure ves
sels continue to arrive from St. Michael
bringing boxes of gold and miners well
supplied with dust and nuggets. The
Fortland, that arrived a few weeks ago,
also brought news of arlch strike in
American territory on the Kayakuk
River, about 1.000 miles from tli
mouth of the Yukon. The fact seems
to be that there Is more or less gold in
all parts of Alaska, but whether In pay
ing quantities in all cases remains to
be seen. Even if quartz veins are not
to be found, pockets of the extent of
those near Dawson City are certainly
worth exploring, and a long as new
discoveries.are made, whether of pla-er
diggings or quartz fissures, the advea- j
turous gold hunter will find his way
10 me nonn. '
From all indications the Porto Rlcana
are rapidly becoming loyal Americans.
They are anxious to avail themselves,
as far as possible, of all means of In
formation about the United States and
their anxiety to conform to American
fashions and ways Is almost ludicrous.
This may not, of course, all be due to a
sudden and genuine access of loyalty.
as it is not Improbable a readily ex
plainable desire to stand well with the
victors may be at the bottom of some
of this effusive patriotism. On the oth
er hand, the ease with which Gen.
Miles took town after town and the
eagerness of the Porto Kieans to see
the red, white and blue supe-nsede the
red and yellow banner of Spain indi
cates that the natives of this most
healthful and progressive of Wet In-;
diaa Wands wet glad to exchange
masters for fellow citizens. At any
rate, their loyalty, whether merely ap'
parent or genuine, is everywhere in evl
dence. An enterprising New York boy j
has been making a small fortune sell
ing tiny American flags as boutonnieres
snd the shops at Ponce and other
portant towns in the puesesslon of the
American army conspicuously dis
played signs reading "English Spoken
Here" an announcement that must be
accepted ai an evidence of good Inten
tions rather than of performance. The
theaters, also, advertise "English
shows," but these are found, for the
most put, to consist chiefly in Juggling,
gymnastic and othyr feats In which
there Is a minimum demand upon L'ucle
An army officer who has been much i
In Cuba predicts that we are going to !
have trouble with a largu percentage i
of tbe so-called Insurgent army, and i
that it will be found necessary to sup-,
, ,t4 1
press them by force, a the American ,
Indians were suppressed. He says that ;
trouble will grow out of the refusal of ;
th'.s goveruinent to pay the Cuban sol-'
diers as though they were
the United States. Th t,':v
it disss of
, .-,,,.. ..... ,i,tj t
to the pay of American tMi
they are beginning to threaten that if
tbey do not receive compeuiiauon as in(; t0 wri, BaT9 t0 his daughter: "oh, the upper springs in heaven!
such they Will resume the practice In- :take me bick to my room! There is no Ullmpeee. of Heaven,
dulgcd by them during and before tie rent for Sir Walter but in the grate!" 8te- It is very fortunate that we cannot see
war. Jiany of the insurgents were real- phen Girord, the wealthiest man in hisj heaven nnti! we get Into it. O Christiin
ly bandits by profession years before d".r or. 0' nt- "ly """-ond In wealth, 1 man, if you could see what a place it is,
the insurrection commenced, and they : ? " livp !,,'ife of m111-' e would never get you back to the
. 1 ' . n-k,., ben I arise in the morning, my one ef- oflice or store or shop, and the duties you
have never been anytb.ng e.se. They l(or. fa ,o ,Q haril UiH( . nn ht rforai wollW K0 ..
live in the mountains of Central and , .h(,n jt g(,u (0 Be nl(fh,r chnrU,n Lalllb) , gn1 j ,,hall D0, e tht worM u.J(i, ,
eastern Cuba, and it has long been the j tl,vBU,i,.A of all the world, in the very enter it. Suppose we were allowed to go
practice to make descents upon Span- j Diidtt of his literary triumph, says: "Do on an excursion into tlmt good land with
lsh farming communities and small vll- ' you remember, Bridget. hen we used to ; the idea of returning. When we got there
lages, plundering as they went and tak-i laugh from the shilling gallery at the and beard the song and looked at their
Inz their loot back Into their fastnesses. 'plar? There are now no good plays tol raptured faces and mingled in the su--ro.4.
rtintKnt rnhao. annlsuded ' :' st from the boxes." Bui why go so ; pernal society, we would cry out: "Let os
, 4.,,K . fum
uieae kuuIU., '7
a certain romantic or heroic standing, j
Wk.r. nnrrtLfi trn was iirtranlzed
" v ' rr
three and a half years ago these mar
sudlng bands Joined the commands of
tbe Cuban leaders. They are now
threatening to return to tuclr evil ways
unless Uncle Sam bribes them to be
good. It Is extremely Improbsble that
they will be paid as they demand, snd
Z outlook becomes gloomy. There are
ibousands oFthcse law!ess men. and if
they carry out their threats they UI
be in a position to eause-thls govern-
ment serious embarrassment. The isl -
and of Cuba Is not large, but it is full
of almost impassable hills, snd it may j
take years to corner the brigands If,
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they should seek tbe protection oc tat
r undoubtedly will If
they resume business under the 010
. . .
We met a great nort lately, ana re-
tretted to bear blm say bis father uvea
to be a bnndred years old.
i , ...
Rome peopte never learn ta avoid
AK1XG for bin twit u oriental
scene seldom noticed, Dr. Talmage
discusses the supernal advantages
ot religion for this world and the next;
text, Joshua it., ID: "Ibou hast given roe
a south land; give in? also springs of
water. And he gave her the upper spring
and the nether springs." ,
The city of Debir was the Boston of an
tiquity a great pluee for brain and books.
Caleb wanted it, and he offered his daugh
ter Aehsah as a prize to any one who
would capture that city. Jt was a strange
thing for Caleb to do, and yet the man
that could take the city would have, at
any rate, two elements of manhood brav
ery and patriotism. Besides, I do not
think that Caleb was as foolish in offer
ing his daughter to the conqueror of De
bir as thousands in this day who seek
allianees for their emmren witn uiose wno
have large means without any rcferenee
to mural or mental acquirements. Of two
evils 1 would rather measure happiness by
the length of the sword than by the length
of the pocket book. In one case there U
sure to be one good element of character;
in the other there may be none at all.
With Caleb's daughter ss s prize to ngHt
for Gen. Othniel rode into the battle, lne
gates of Debir were thundered into the
unsi. ana me c.iy 01 oooss i.y i
01 me conquerors. Ane won oone, vu
wora ounr, y ,
hia brtde. Uiv-
t is no srest Job1
niel cornea back to claim
1 in, conf,1)pre(j the city. It is no great Job
for him to conquer the girl's heart, for
however faint hearted a woman herself
may be, she alwsys loves courage in a
man. 1 never saw an exception to that.
The wedding festivity having gone by.
Othniel and Achat h sre shout to go to
their new home. However loudly the cym
bals may clash and the laughter ring, par
ents art always sad when a fondly cher
ished doughter goes off to stay, and Ach
ssh, the daughter of Caleb, knows that
now is the dine to sak almost anything
she wants of her father. It seems that
Celeb the good old man, had given as a
wedding present to his daughter a piece of
land that was mountainous and sloping
southward toward the deserts of Arabia,
swept with some very hot winds. It was
called "a south land," but Aehsah wests
an addition of property. She wants s
piece of land that is well watared and fer
tile. Now, it is no wonder that Caleb,
standing amid the bridal party, bis eyes
so full of tears because she was going,
away that he could hardly see her at all,
gives her more than she ssks. Hhe said
to him: "Thou hast given me a south land.
Give me also springs of water. And he
' gave her the upper springs and the nether
A Worthies Person.
The fict is, that as Caleb, tbe father,
itu-jKTe Aehsah, the daughter,
a south land,
so Ood gives to us bis world. I am very
thankful he has given it to us, but I am
like Achsnh in the fart that I am not sat
isfied with the portion. Trees and flowers
and grass and blue skies are very well Id
their place, hut he who has nothing but
this world for a portion has no portion at
all. It is a mountainous land, sloping off
toward the desert of sorrow, swept by
fiery sirocco. It is "a south land," a poor
portion for any man that tries to put his
trust in it. What has been your experi
ence? What has been the experience of
evty man. of every woman that has tried
this world for a portion? Queen Eiiza-
beth. amid the surroundings of pomp, is
nnhsppy because tbe painter sketches too
minutely the wrinkles on ber face, and
indignantly cries out, "You must
'trik "f. my n w?""t ,hfl'''
ows Hogarth, at the very height of hia
Brjstjc lrimnrh HtmiK ,,, lrf d(.nth
wi!h d,,, because the painting he had
d,.,iicated to the king does not seem to be
acceptable, for George 11. cried out:
"Who is this Hogarth?
Take bis trum-
Pery ov.t of my presence"
isnniey pneriaao tnntieo
I I. ..1..-!... s.!
words, "I am absolutely unoone." Walter
rff rumbling around the inksfsnd. trr-
i far is that? 1 need to go no farther than ,
your street to find an illustration of what
J am avill(t
. , . 14 ...
o in neuim,
Pick me out ten successful worldlings
Slid yon know what I mean by thoroughly
i.44.tlll 14f.il-l.llt r 7ttl,l if OI44 ,.,o r.
aUcWS!(fui worldlings, i
Bjre than one that
drags him to business; care dngs him
back. Take your stand at 2 o'clock at the!
corner of the street s and sec the agonised j
; ' wUoUU. and yonr retail-
:prw ag ri,-.,, ,.), ar, they happy?!
' v. rr dr,a their det and. matin i
D appeal to God for help or comfort,'
many of them are tossed everywhither. 1
How lias it been with you, my hearer?!
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, mm nm vmi hflrt in a hoimn whiti wnu tutu ft,
'worrlment since yon won that $50,000.
' than von did before7 Home of the Door-
m(,0 , u ew knwB h(w ,,. ;
n, ;,. -.. .main
j mesns may be put ia great business
' .1,4,1,. t,nitl.rl,..tll-itnf .11 .mhMrrM-'
' ments Is that of the mm who hss Urge
I trtste. The tsea who commit suicide a-1
cause of monetary losses sre those wfc
ran net beer the harden say more, becaas
they hare only $00,000 left.
Oa Bowling Green, New York, there le
a house where Talleyrand need to go. He
was s favored mi. All the werld knew
Mm, aad he had wealth almost unlimited;
yet at the close ot his life he says, "Be
hold, 88 years have pawed without say
practice) results, save fatirue of body sod
f atigne of mind, great dtsceoregemest for
the future sad great disgust for the past."
Oh, my friends, this is "south land,"
sad it slopes off toward deserts of sor
rows, and the prayer which Achssh made
to her father Caleb we make this day to
our Father God: Thon hast given me a
south land; give me s!o springs of water.
And he cave her the npper springs snd
the nether springs."
Blessed be God. we hive mere sdvsn-
1 tasn given ns than we can reallv aoure-
Hate. We have apiritnal blessings offered
us to this world which I shall call the
nether springs, and glories in the world to
come which I shall call the upper springs.
Pleasure of i-ellarioa.
Where shall I find words enough thread
ed with light to set forth the pleasure of
religion? David, unable to describe it in
words, played it on 1 harp. Mrs. Heraans,
not finding enough power in prose, sings
that praise in a canto. Christopher Wren,
unable to describe it in lunguage, sprung
it into the arches of St. Paul's. John Btin
yan, unable to present it in ordinary
phraseology, takes all the fascination of
allegory. Hindcl, with ordinary music
unable to reach the height of the theme,
rouses it tip in an oratorio. Oh. there is
no life on earth so happy as a really Chris
tian life! I do not mean a sham Chris
tian life, but a real Christian life. Where
thSre is 1 thorn, there is a whole garland
of roses. Where there ia one groan, there
sre three doxologiet. Where there is one
day of cloud, there Is a whole season of
sunshine. Take the humblest Christian
man that you know angels of God canopy
him with their white wings: the lightnings
,,,, trt hu armed ,m
u bU Shepherd, picking out for him grn
p(,ture, b tjl Wlter,. if he w.lk forth,
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. ... . ., , MoMm.
ing, are let into his dreams; if he be thirs
ty, the potentates of heaven are hia cup
bearer; if he sit down to food, hia plaia
table blooms into the King's bano.net.
Men say. "Iook st thit odd fellow with
the wornoot coat;' the angels ot God cry,
"Lift op yonr heads, y everlasting gates,
snd let him come inT' ' Fastidious people
t cry, "Get off my front steps!" the door
I keepers of hesven cry, "Come, ye blessed
I of my Psther, inherit the kingdom
II-1 k J 1 - .V. .... L. L L.
,a t (M t0
t) th-t Mi th chir)oU of
Christ will come down, and the cavalcade
will crowd all the boulevards of heaven.
Rprlasra of Comfort.
I wish I could make you understand the
joy religion is to some of ns. It makea a
man hippy while he lives and giad when
he dies. With two feet upon s chair and
bursting with dropsies. I beard an old
man in the poorhouse cry out, "Bless the
Lord, oh, my soul!" I looked around snd
said, "Whst hus this man got to thank
God for?" It makes the lame man leap
ss a hart and the dumb sing. They say
that the old Puritan reliciou is 1 juieeless
and joyless religion, but 1 remember read
ing of Dr. Goodwin, the celebrated Puri
tan, who in his last moment said: "Is this
dying? Why. my bow abides in strength!
1 am swallowed up in God!" '"Her ways
are wsys of pleasantness, and til ber
paths sre peace." Oh, you who have been
trying to satisfy yourselves with the
"sooth land" of this world, do you not feel
thst you would this morning'llke to have
access to the nether springs of spiritual
comfort? Would you not like to have
Jesus Christ bend over your cradle nd
bless your table and beal your wounds and
strew flowers of consolation all up and
down the graves of your dead?
'Tis religion that can give
Fweetest pleasures while we live.
'Tis religion ran supply
Sweetest comfort when we die.
But I have something better to tell you,
suggested by this text. It seems that old
Father Caleb on the wedding day of his
daughter wanted to make her just as hap
iy ss possible. Though Othniel was tak
ing ber aay, and his heart was almost
broken because she was going, yet he
gives her a "south land." Not only that,
hut the nether springs. Not only that,
but the tipper springs. O God, my Kath-t-r,
I thank thee that thou hast given nic
1 "south land" in this world, snd the
nether springs of spiritual comfort in this
world, but more than all I thank thee for
stay ! Wear
ay: we are coming nere anynow. wily
take the trouble of going back again to
that old world? We are here now. Let
us stay." And it would tBke angelta vio
lence to put us out of that world if once
t we got there. But as people who cannot
nndyou cannot find 1 llro'' come arouuu u anu iook turougn tue
looks happy. Cre!,1'xr ar "r tbrllu "'e openings in the
nr "V . I ' , i
J1'"1 '" W;b f;o
hongh not near enough to know who
'' th cornK or who the hsrp.
My soul spreads out both wings and
cl""l ,h in trin,I,D l th thought of
thoe upper springs. One ot them breaks
from beneith the throne, another breaks
forth from beneath the altar of the tern.
. another at th. door of "tbe h.e r
many mansions.'' Upper springs of glad-
Upper springs of light! Upper
springs of love! It Is no fancy of mine.
"The Lsmb which Is in the midst of the
,hrone shall lead ihem to living foua
uis of water."
O Ksrionr divine, roll In upon onr souls
one of thoav anticipated raptures! Pour
I smwnd the roots of the lurched tongne
eae droo of thst Mo old Hfel Toss before
ef Ossl ret-
bewai wHfe eternal rletseyl Bear HI
They sre arrse sick there; set ss at ss
s hsaeaeae or twinge rheatastle or thrast
aesrslgic. Tbe Inhabitant sever says, 1
They are never tired that.
rthest world is ealy th plsy
Flick! t farthest
ef s selidsy. They sever sta there. It
TieTajr die there Yo. Pc was In the old psrllsnient-bout
rnbyh. gl urlsS on Lelpslc street Hi. Mt was almost
great city sad lad no on pUee where on a line with tbe box reserved for th
the ground was broken for a grave. The members of tbe diplomatic corps, Is
eyesight of the redeemed la never blarred which, for that occasion, I had a seat
with tears. There Is health In every xs the sgulre of a lady who Is ths
eheek. There Is spring la every foot, jaujntw 0f a distinguished American
There Is majesty on every brew. There is omcer i btul been Instructed to eeeur
Joy Is every heart There jt asaaau on .rTl( of , oapbie Interpreter.
uy, -roor things, away down ia that 'bere be could hear perfectly and yet
worldf And when some Christian is utter his translation In a low tone with,
hurled into a fatal accident, they cry, out disturbing tbe assembly.
"Good, he is coining." And when we When it came Bismarck's turn t
stand around the roucb of some loved one j spemk, his rising was an affair of do
whose strength is going a way and j liberation; It bejan Slowly, and con-
shskc enr beads forebodingly, tney cry:
"I'm glad be is worse. He has been down 1
there long enough. There, h Is dead!
Come home, come home!" Oh, if we
could only get our ideas about that future
world untwisted, onr thought of transfer
4 l . . , I . I .. . .
irum ni-rr 10 mere wouiu uc piruui
to us as it was to a little child that was
dying. She said'Tapa, when will I go
homer And he said, "To-day, Klorence,"
"To-day? soon? 1 am so glad!"
Choose Your Portion.
I wish I could stimulate you with these
thoughts, O Christian man, to the highest
powilile exhilaration. The day of your ,
deliverance is coming, is coming rolling (
on with the shining wheels of the diiy, ;
and the jet wheels of the night. Every
thump of the heart is only a hammer'
stroke striking off another chain of rlay.
Better scour the deck and coil the rope,
for harbor is only six miles away. Jesus
will come down in the Narrows to meet
you. "Now is your salvation nearer than
whin rrtu t,,.H.T.t " .
Man of'lhi. world will iron not to-dav
makes choice bet ween these two portions,
between the "south land" of this world, tie nervous cough which left tbe sen
which slopes to the desert, and this glori- tence unfinished.
ous land which thy Father offers thee, "lam no orator," he says In one of his
running with eternal water courses? Why published speeches; "I have not the
let your tongue be consumed of thirst , ,,4 nt nflft,n,n . .,,. ,j
when there are tbe nether springs and the ,
npper springs, comfort here and glory
Yon and I need something better than
this world ran give us. The fact is that it
cannot give ns anything after swbile. It
Is s changing world. Do yon know that
even the mountains on the back of a thon-'
sand streams are leaping into the valley?
' rary statesman and orator. Gladstone,
with crystalline mallet are hummering , . , . . '
i u. 4 . . j of whom he once said to an acoualnt-
away the rocks. Frosts and showers and. .... . 11 ,L
lightnings sre sculpturing Mount Wash- . I bad brought as many hu-
ingttn sad the Caukills. Niagan every mlllations on my country as Gladstone
year is digging for Iteelf s quicker plunge. na bis, I would be unfit to rule."
The sea all around the earth on its shift- j In s sense his disclaimer of the ora
ing shore is making mighty changes in tor's gifts was justified. Indifferent to
bar and bay and frith and promontory. , the audience directly before blm. bis
Some of tbe old sea. -on its are midland ; real speech was addressed to tbe great
now. Off Nantucket, eight feet below low j German reading public and to tbe
water mark, sre found now the stamp, of , worid AcMlrdlnr,y ,nt wh,,.n wa,
trees, showing that the wives are con-1 . . " oi u
querlng the l.nd. Parts of Nova Kcotis J(,llT;rl. W n the most Important
are sinking. Khips to-day sail over what occasions, was scrappy, and rather In
only a little while ago wis solid ground. the "stupe of a chat with the deputies.
Near the month of the 8t. Croli river is j Often bis sentences were Jerky, and
an iland which in the movements of the" lft tbe Impression that Die speaker
earth is siowly but certainly rotating. All ' was not exactly certain as fo what be
the face of the earth changing -chang- j
ing. n iii an lsiano springs up in tne
Mediterranean sea. In another isl-1
and comes np under the observation of the j
American consul as he looks off from the
lieach. The earth all the time changing.
the columns of a temple near Bizoii show
that the water has risen nine feet nbo.e
the place it was when these columns were
put down. Changing! Our Colorado riv
er, once vaster than the Mississippi, flow
ing through tbe grea t American desert,
which was then an Eden of luxuriance,
has now dwindled to a small stream creep
ing down through a gorge. The earth
itself, that was once vapor, afterward
water nothing but water afterward
molten rock, cooling off through the ages
until plints might live, and animals
might live, and men mieht live, changing
all the while, now crumbling, now break
ing off. The sun, burning down gradual
ly in lis socsri. i Hanging, cnanging, an i
intimation or tne last great change to
come over the world even Infused into the
mind of the heathen who has never seen
A Ble pleas Ood.
While Brahma limy sleep, onr God nev
er slumbers nor sleeps, and the heavens '
shall pass away with a great noise, and i
the elements shall melt with fervent heat, j
and tbe earth and all things that are
therein shall be burned up. j
"Well," says some one, "if that ia so, J
if the world is going from one clunge to
snoiher, then what is the use of my toil
ing for its betterment?" That is the point
on which I want to guard you. 1 do not
want you to become misBiithropic. It ia
a great and glorious world. If Christ
could afford to spend thirty-three years i
on it for its redemption, then you can j " '
afford to toil and pray for the betterment 1 Migration of Ilutteraica.
of the nations, and for the bringing on of n of ,he n",Kt beautiful sights In
that glorious time when ill people shall the world is the anuunl migration of
see the salvation of God. While there- butterflies across the isthmus of Pans
fore 1 waut to guard ji.u against luisan- l ma. Where they come from or whither
thropic notions in respect to this subject , they go no one knows, and though
I have presented. 1 want you to take this many distinguished naturalists ha v.
thought tiome with yon: This wor d is a ,,,.', ,, . .
poor founds, ion to build on. It is. chang ft,t't P ')rol',"", " '
ing world. The shifting scenes and the 81111 " "fan! a mystery us It wns to
changir.g shi.Js sre only emblems of all'the flrKt European traveler who,, ob
earthly expectation. Life is rery much i serTcd !t- Toward the end of June a
like this day through which we have pass- few scattered specimens are discovered
ed. To many ot ua it Is storm and dark-: flitting out to set., and as the days go
ness, then sunshine, storm and darkness, try the number increases, until about
then afterward a little sunshine now July 14 0r 15 the sky Is occasionally
again darkness ind storm. Oh, build not ' , , . . ,
your hopes upon this uneert. world! i!" .0"1 f" mjrr!a(1" f ,hm
i..,iu ti.Jt rn,,ri- i.. I.-.,. I., " . frsll Insects.
44UIIVI V44 -"....-..; ,u M.'TUH. I D I
tor an eternal residence t Christ's right
hand. Then, come sickness or health,
come Joy or sorrow, come life or death, all
is well, all is well.
In the name of the Cod of Caleb snd
his daughter Aehsah, I this day offer you
the "upper springs" of unfiding and ever
Bectarianlsm. Thirty yesrs ngo
thore was held In this city a represent
ative gathering to consider "the Indif
ference of tbe multitude to tho claims
of tbe Oospel" snd "the Inroads of sn
Infldel philosophy." Thirty years ago
tbe responsibility wss duly placed, but
the people are now coming to sec, as
fast as prejudice will sllow, thst ths
grand moving cstise of tbe unchurch
ing of tbe people Is a salaried sectari
anism, which for a century has had a
comfortable lime In tbls land. Dr. Dt
Oosta, rSplscopsllan, New Tom 0H
BISMAROK AS A SPEAKER
Bio CUlss thai Be Was Mot Urate
Waa rally J met I ted.
Prof. William it. Sloan contributes
an aide on Bismarck to the Century,
pf Hlnmaa ,T,:
Tbe frst time I beard him speak la
Mnllw. for some time, as the towerin
form assumed Its full height His
great stature he had from bis father.
Standing six feet one and a quarter
Inches in bis stockings, and of Cours
' a.,n,nn'l,nt mjito. (n 111 I w . n f U K.i nf 1 , 1
somewhat more in his boots, be could
not, even with arms as disproportion
ately long as bis were, reach tbe desk
before him with his hnnds; conse
quently he wis wont to stand for a
while, twitching his fingers and sway
ing bis body as If to And a support
Failing in the instinctive effort, he
would then fumble In bis coat-tall
pocket, and, producing bis handker
chief, blow a stentorian blast. These
preliminaries completed, ha then began
to speak. Ills voice was a disappoint
ment; it was the voice of an effemin
ate man when In a fit of nervousness,
and at no time did It have any reson
ant sonorousness; sometimes it was
feeble, awl not infrequently
he would interrupt himself with a lit-
obscuring the real meaning of things
by a cloud of words. My discourse la
simple and clear. A good ora
tor Is seldom a good statesman." And
again: "When a man Is too fluent of
speech he talks too long and too fre
quently." As might be imagined, ha
wajl no friend of the great wnXe.mvo.
actually was saying. Many beard him
wIlh th hlttpnt.jiun4.li1im..,t mi.
nncertalnty ST utterance was no safe
guard against prolixity; he seemed al
times to be Indulging In that form of
discourse which our slang designates
as "talking through one's hat," and
consequently he often let slip the loos
est assertions. Moreover, the construc
tion of bis sentences was frequently
On the occasion to which I have been
particularly referring, my companion
was as Impatient as only an Intelligent
woman can be to secure the Intellectual
treat before her, and gTe minute In
structions to her Interpreter. All went
well for a time, ss the low voice of the
painstaking translator rendered with
some adequacy the thought of BIs-
Tben there were short pauses.
followed by rapid little summaries of
what had been said. As these grew
more and more frequent the lady be
came Irritated. Finally there was an
entire cessation on tbe part of the Inter
preter, and yet lilsmnrck was going
right on with ever-Increasing vehem
ence. Tbere were constant wills from
the lady of "What's he saying? What's
he saying?" and an Increase of Impa
tience In the box quite proportionate to
the growing violence of the speaker.
Finally the wretched interpreter conM
endure the strain no longer, nnd, turn
ing with a gesture of fierce rer-ntnient
to bis excited employer, he - hissed:
"Madams, I am waiting for tbe verb!"
After the Ceremony.
An unmarried woman m Holland al
ways tskes tbe rlgbt arm of her es
cort, while tbe married oue selects tbt
left side of her husband. 80 deeply
has this custom entered Info tbe life of
the Hollanders that st a church wed
ding the bride enters tbe edifice on tbt
right side of Hie groom, the yonng wife
returning on tbe left side of ber hus
band when the ceremony bat been per
formed. Ae ll m It lor .lurer.
The CoitsUiuilon of boitb Carolina
provides that jurors must be between
tbe ages of 21 snd 05, sud a new trial
was recently granted In a criminal cat
because on ot the jurors waa an yean
Tbt success of some men Is do fa
their iron ,ntf of oUMn w tiula
taseks of brass.
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