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l My Fellow Laborer, f ; •*»««»* £ $ By H. RIDER HAGGARD. £ %»*»»«*»** CHAPTKR I.—(Comtisiisp.) A year after mv marriage my wife unhappily became the victim of a had accident In a cab, a* a result of which our child John was a cripple from hls birth. To this unfortunate Itabe, Miss Denelly, or Fanny, as we called her, took a violent affection, which, a* the child's Intelligence expanded, was am ply returned. Indeed, he cared more for her than for hls mother and my self put together, and 1 think that the cause of their mutual attachment was to he found In Fanny's remarkable strength of body and character. The poor, weak, deformed hoy rested on solid depths of nature, as some by fulth are able to rest on Providence, with a sense of absolute security. However much pain he was In he would become ipilct when she came and took him In her strong arms and nursed him. Oddly enough, too, It was almost the same thing with my wife. Sho had never got over the effects of her accident, and the shock of the birth of our crippled boy. Indeed, as the years went on, she seemed to grow weaker and weaker, anil to rely more and more absolutely on Fanny. The germ, small os a mustard seed, which bus now, after so many years of experimental labor und patient thought, grown up Into the great tree of my discovery, lay In my mind In the form of a dormant spe-culallon from the very commencement of my medical career. After my marriage It began to grow and take root there, but for Home yearn I went on with my every day practice, which was that of a con sulting doctor In the city, and said nothing about It. The fact was that the whole seemed too wild, and I was afraid of being set down as one of those enthusiasts who spend all their lives In chasing a shadow. At lost, however, my secret grew too heavy for me to bear, and one night, after dinner, acting on some sudden Impulse, I began to unfold It to my wife and Fanny. At first my wife was much Interested, and said that, ft all sounded like one of Poe's tales, but presently, when I got more to the In tricate parts of my theory, for It was nothing hut a theory then, she fell Into a brown study, and after a while broke Into the conversation. I thought she was following my line of argument, and about to question It, and was rather disgusted when she said: "Excuse me, Geoffrey, but did you rememt>er to send that check for the coals?” J suppose I looked put out, at any rate 1 stopped abruptly. "Don't be vexed with me for In terrupting, dear,” she went on, “but I want to know about the coals, and haven’t been able to get a word In edgeways for the last twenty minutes." ‘Quite so,” I replied, with digulty. “Pray don't apologize; no doubt the coals are more Important than my dis covery.” "Nonsense, dear,” she answered, with a smile; "of course, If there was any thing In what you say, It would be very Important. But If your story Is true, you arc as bad as that man Dar win, who believes that we are all descended from monkeys, and what we are told in the Hlble about Eve being made out of Adam's rib falls to the ground. So you see It must he nonsense, and the coals are the most Important after all.” Now my dear wife was one of the sweetest as she certainly was one of the best, women in the world, but on one point she was always prepared to lose her temper, and that point was Adam's ribs. Bo, being aware of this, I held my tongue, and after talking a little more about the coals, she said that she did not feel well, and was going to bed. CHAPTER II. LL THE time that 1 had been holding forth, until my elo quence was quench ed by the coal (j u e h i i on, f anny whh Bitting opposite me. watching my face with all her eyes. Kvldently she was Interested In what 1 had to My, though she sat bo silent. She wbm now seventeen or eighteen years of age, ami a very tine young woman Indeed, hut a remarkably silent one. When my wife had hidden us good night and gone, I title I my pipe and lighted It, for I was rutiled, and smok ing has a soothing effect upou tuy nerves. ■’tieoffre)>atd Fanny, when I had finished, lor she always railed me Ucoffrey, la this Idea of yours a new HU* f I mean, has H ever entered any body’* brain before’’* "No far aa I am aware I answered, "It is tbs euc vtrepllon that was want ed to prove tfobowog s ml It it ah Miloteiy and eumpUtely tie* * tThta baa sobem|Neatly turned out to ha the lari i "If I understand you rightly, your Idea ll It van be eetghUnlMd. will htrntsh a rational *vt aa*;toa of the phesuao uea of life " Uette an," I aa»w< red for her In terpreiattea waa In every way e> urate, atm eel p*«*ant natty so "And. >be vent • h the eertatot? of the iMMtktl immortality of the soul -<• rather of the ego or Indivtdaui Identity wilt folio* as a tawntti eou emineme. wilt It hot* "Yen Individual innsriiilly of • Varything that bav Ilfs la the heyatooe I of the arch. If that Is. wanting there I is nothing is my discovery.” I "And this immortality will be quite independent of any known system of I religion?" "Certainly, as most people under 1 stand religion, namely as typified by lhe tenets of a particular sect, but not by any means independent of natural religion, and on the other hand alto gether dependent on the existence of a supreme, and In the end. all-trlumphant power of good, which. If my theory can lie upheld, will then he proved beyond the possibility of a doubt." Fanny thought for a moment or two, and then spoke again. "Do you know, Geoffrey, if you carry : this through, you will go down to posterity us one of the greatest men ] In the whole world, perhaps as the I very gt eatest!” ! I knew from the tone of her voice that she meant what she said, and also that If all this could be proved, her prophecy would probably be fulfilled. “Yes," I said, "but I suppose that to work the whole tiling out, and prove It, would take a life-time. To begin with, the premises would have to be established and an enormous amount of special knowledge acquired, from the groundwork of which, and from the records of thousands of noted cases of mental phenomena, that it would take years to collect, one would have to work slowly up toward the light. A man would be obliged to give bis en tire time to the subject, and in my case even that would not suffice, for I am no mathematician, and, unless I am mis taken, the Issue will depend almost en tirely upon the mathematical power of the investigator. He could not even employ anybody to do part of the work for him, for the calculator must him self be Imbued with the spirit that di rects the calculations, and he pre pared to bend them this way or that, I/. ll.l„ »n/l I /. lift other as circumstance* require. Now. as you, know I am little short of a fool at. mathematics, and therefore on this point alone I am out of the race, and 1 fear that the Secret of Life will never be discovered by me, though perhaps I shall be able to put some one else on the track of It." "yes," said the girl, quietly, "that Is true enough, hut you forget one thing. If you are not a mathemati cian, I am, and 1 can enter Into your Ideas, Geoffrey, for I believe that we have grown very much alike during the last four or live years—1 mean In mind." I started, for both her statements were perfectly accurate. The girl had remarkable mathematical faculty, al most approaching to genius. I had procured for her the best instruction that 1 could, hut she had now arrived at that point when Instructors were of no further use to her. In those days, of course, there were not the fa cilities for female education that there are now, and though It Is not so very long ago, learning In woman was not thought so very highly of. Men rather said, with Martial: "Sit non doetissima eonjunx," and so her gift had hitherto not proved of any great service to her. Also she was right In saying that we had grown al'kc In mind and ways of thought. She had come Into the house quite young, but young as she was, she had always been a great com panion to me. Not that she was much of a talker, but she understood how to listen and to show that she was giving her attention to what was being said, a thing that in my opinion a very few women can do. And 1 suppose that In this way, she, in the course of time, became thoroughly Imbued with my Ideas, and, in short, that her mind, as 1 thought, took its color from my own. At any rate, it did so superficially, and I know that she would understand the drift of my thoughts long before any body else did, and would even some times find words to clothe them before I could myself. "Why should wo not work on the Secret of Life together, Geoffrey?” she said, fixing her dark eyes on my face. "My dear,” I answered, "you know not what you do! Are you prepared to give up your youth, and perhups all you life, to a search and i study which may and probably will after all prove chimerical? Hemember that such a thing is not to be lightly taken up, or, If ouce taken up, lightly abandoned, tr t mnko mi mv mind to iinilcrutiiiwi it I shall practically lx* obliged lo give up my practice as a doctor to do It: and the same, remember, applies to you. for I should prove a hard task-master Yott would have to abandon all the every-day alma aud pleasures of your sex and youth, to scorn delights and live laborious days, ou the chance of benefiting humanity and for the cer tainty of encountering opposition and i idiot le." "Yea," she said, "hut I am willing to do that. I want to become some ; body and to do something with nty life, not Just to go out like one little : caudle In a lighted ballroom and uever j be missed," "Very well, fanny, so ha It. I only hope you have not undertaken a task beyond your strength If you have uot, y«u are a very temaikalde wom an. that Is all." At that moment our conversation was disturbed by the sound uf a person falling heavily on the hoot of the room above us, which ass a u«ded by my ' wife. Without another word uv la» h turn ed and tau up-statrn I boobed at the door, hot, getting k» aaanar, entered, accompanied by fanny , to had my >l<ai atte lying tu h«*r dteastag gown In a dead lost betels lb* loytet table hi lifted her up to the hed wad with great ■tu* utty hr ought her round, hut this tainting tt waa the commencement of her last (tines# Her »• oaettluibm ap peared tu have entirely brohea up, and all we rssM do was tu pr.nur.g her life ay a lew man the || wae a Moot heail'bieub ag hurl ness, and one on which even at this distance of time 1 do not care to dwell. 1 was deeply attached to my wife; In deed, she was my first and only love In the sense in which the word Is gener ally used; but my love and care avail ed hut little against the forward march of the Destroyer. For three mouths we fought against him, hut he came on as surely and relentlessly as the tide, and at last the enil was upon us. Before her death her mind cleared, as the sun often does in sinking, and she spoke to me so sweetly, and yet so hopefully, that her tender words almost broke my heart. Anil yet it was a happy death. I have seen many people die, but I never remember one who waa so completely borne up across the dark gulf upon the wings of child-like faith. All her fears and griefs were for me. for herself she had none. hen at last she had kissed her hoy rind hade him farewell thank Heaven he Was not old enough to understand what It meant and said her last word to roe, she sent for Fanny and kissed her too. "Good-bye. my love," she said; “you must look after Geoffrey and the hoy when I am gone," and then, as though a sudden Idea struck her, she took tin girl's hand and placed It lu mine. "You will Just suit each other," she said, with a faint smile, and those were the last words she spoke. Fanny colored and said nothing I remember thinking afterward that most women would have t ried. And then the end came and left me broken-hearted. it was the night after the funeral, and 1 was walking up anil down my little study, struggling against a dls tress that only seemed to further over whelm me the more I tried to hear up against it, and thinking with that help less blttterness that does come upon uk at such times, wrapping us, as It were, In a mist of regret, of the many little things 1 might have done to make my dear wife happier while she lived, and of the Irreparable void her loss had left In my life. It was well for her, I was sure of that, for what can be better than to sleep? Hut In those days that certainty of a future In dividual existence, which I have now been able through my discoveries to reach to, was not present with me. It only loomed as a possibility at the end of an untraveled vista. She was gone, and no echo came from where she was. llow could 1 know that I had not lost her forever? Or, even If she lived In some dim heaven, that I too should make toy way thither, and find her unchanged; for remember that change is death! It has all passed now. 1 am as sure as I write these words that at no dis tant. date I shull Btand face to face with her again, as 1 am that the earth travels round the sun. The science that has unalterably demonstrated the earth's course has also vindicated that inborn Instinct of humanity so much attacked of late days, and demonstrated its truth to me beyond the possibility of doubt. Hut I did not know It then. "I shall never see her again, never!" I cried In my agony, "and 1 have noth ing left to live for!” “Perhaps you will not," said a quiet voice at my elbow, "but you have your child and your work left to live for. And if there Is anything in your dis covery, you will see her through all the ages.” It was Fanny, who had come into the room without my noticing It, and somehow her presence and her words brought comfort to me. (TO US OoSTINUSD.t Strong rutin. The shell-less limpet pulls 1,984 time* Its own weight when In the air, and about double when measured in the water. Fleas pull 1,493 times their own dead weight. The Mediterranean cock le, Venus verrucosa, can exert a pulling power equal to 2,071 times the weight of its own body. So great is the power possessed by the oyster that to open It a force equal 1,319.5 times the weight of Its shell-less body Is required. It the human being iiosscgsed strength a* great In proportion as that of them shell-nun, the average man would d< able to lift the enormous weight ol 2,976,000 pounds, pulling in the Harm degree as a limpet. And if the man pulled In the name proportionate de gree as the cockle he would sustain a weight of no less than 3,106.600 pounds Auslrslls's l’o|»ulatloB. The New South Wales government statist estimates that the population ol the seven Australasian colonies at the end of 1K96 was 4.323.171. showing an lucreuse of 613,366 over Ihe censor of 1K»1. There Is an Increase fur New South Wales of 14H tier cent, for Vic toria of 3 per cent, for Queensland ol 2<i per cent, for Mouth Australia of 12 per cent, for Western Australia of 171 per rent, for Tasmania of 13 per cent and for New Zealand of 14 per cent (hiring 1696 the population of New South Wales Increased by 19,710 That Victoria decreased by 6.663 The Vic toria sialiat report# that the p>pu latlon of Melbourne ha* dr< reused by 42,466 since the tensua of 1691. •la|>Ui krttcle «r t spurt. A curious article of report (rum tin t'hitMsc port of Pub hot ntuiillsi it the llrlttah couuul there la dried III aids I he Koropeafc »utuperiitg to •( the I’uhhot plum on a little miiii pun*. Anita hla *t|io*liiun paaiituv aid Ir marred by the ho •••Hi (or a bright hu.kuUl tor the hulea d .« by the au tleea wiHidltn* un the very n din* #1 tfctt# lllll# lAHlttui »u lit# |iti I I » V |4C - t« t fee M| Ml HfilUtH Yt*» ### mmk fn# iimiHI#•' « M l4*4l«i II w i, I I t ht 4 UjM< ' TALMAGES SERMON. THE CAUSE OF RIGHTEOUS NESS FLOURISHING. A DI«ronr«« from the Test: l.»m*nt» tlonn, Chapter Ilf, lerne.’IO "Wliere fore lloth » I.UIhit Man <’o inpUlo ?'* Better Hays Are Near at llatitl. CHEERFUL Infer- ! rogatory In the moat melancholy hook of the HI hie! Jeremiah wrote no many sad things that we have a word named after him, and when any thing la surcharged with grief and com plaint. we call It a jeremiad. Hut In my text Jeremiah, as by a sudden Jolt, wakens us to a thank ful spirit, Our blessings are so much more nu merous than our deserts that he la sur prlaed that anybody should ever find fault. Having life, and with it a thou sand blessings, It ought to liuali Into perpetual silence everything like criti cism of the dealings of God. "Where fore doth a living man complain?' There arc three prescriptions by which I believe that our Individual and national finances may he cured of their present depression. The first is cheer ful conversation und behavior. I have noticed that the people who are most vociferous against the day in which we live are those who arc In comfortable circumstances, I have made Inquiry of those persona who are violent In their Jeremiads against these times, and I asked them^ "JNow after all, ate you not making a living?" Afler some hesitation and coughing and clearing their throat three or four times, they say stammeringly, "Y-e-s,” 80 that with a great multitude of people It Is not a question of getting u livelihood, */ui iiir/ nir mnntiununi ii" uubv cannot make a* much money as they would like to make. Th»y have only two thousand dollars In the bank,where they would like to have four thousand. They can clear In a year only Wve thousand dollars, when they would like to clear ten thousand, or thing* come out Just even. Or, In their trade they get three dollars a day when they wish they could make four or five. "Oh!" says some one, "are you not aware of the fact that there ts a great popula tion out of employment, und there are hundreds of good families of this coun try who are at their wits' end, not knowing wnich way to turn?" Yes, 1 know It better than any man In pri vate life can know that sad fact, for It comes constantly to my eye and ear. But who Is responsible for this state of things? Much of that responsibility I put up on men In comfortable circumstances, who, by an everlasting growling, keep public confidence depressed and new en terprises from starting out and new houses from being built. You know vpry well that one despondent man can talk fifty men Into despondency, while one cheerful physician can wake up In to exhilaration a whole asylum of hy pochondriacs. It Is no kindness to the poor or the unemployed for you to Join in this deploratlon. If you have not the wit and the common sense to think of something cheerful to say, then keep silent. There Is no man that can he Independent of depressed conversation. The medical Journals are ever Illustrating It. I was reading of five men who resolved that they would make an experiment and see what they could do In the way of de pressing a stout, healthy man, and they resolved to meet him at different points in his Journey; and as he stepped out from his house in the morning In ro bust health, one of the five men met him and said, "Why, you look very sick today. What Is the matter?” He said, "I am In excellent health; there 1s nothing the matter.” But passing down the street, he began to examine his symptoms, and the second of the five men met him and said, "Why, how bad you do look." "Well,” he replied, "I don't feel very well.” After a while the third man met him, and the fourth man met him, and the fifth man came up and said, wny, you look as If you had had the typhoid fever for six weeks. What Is the matter with you?" And the man against whom tho strata gem had been laid went home and died. And If you meet a man with perpetual talk about hard times, and bankruptcy and dreadful winters that are to come, you break down his courage. A few autumns ago. as the winter was com ing on, people said, "We shall have a terrible winter. The poor will he fro ten out this winter.1' There was some thing In the large store of scorns that the squirrels had gathered, and some thing In Ihe phases of the moon, and something In other purtends.that made you certain we were going to have a hard winter. Winter came, it wtta the mildest one within my memory and wilhtn yours. Alt that wittier long | do not think there was an Icicle that hung through ths day from the eavea of the bouse (to you prophesied false ly. last winter was coming, and the people said. "We shall have unparal leled suffering smong the pccor, It will he a dreadful winter," dure enough it was a cold winter, hut there was more large hearted charities than ever be fore poured out on the country; better provision made tor the poor, so that there have wen * tree of winters when the 9*H*r b»*l «i lt;*r»l*r Hih# itati ib#> 4i4 tail w5M*r W#to*b#f prt»t»b«tl ny to# #Ml bat* fr ‘*U tbl* tuuimrr tobbb tolll bill lb# liiit iMUk ,N»»to. t*< t»v t*ll >"«I4 y»»*4 bat* H**»J ttl*** lb# «#tolb#r itol I Is* Um# ttf# tying tblto Him# Tb# miib) yrttt?i|4t*4i M lb# vuibiv I IftiiMb) 4*«»•*#* I# t'brtfttlto* Uni 4f to»#to*lt $t ittiy »ii*t«> 4i4 Miitift # ttfitolto «f lb#lf i#*«*»• Wv are parsimonious! We keep back from God that which belongs to him, and when we keep back anything from God he takes what we keep back, and he takes more. He takes it by storm, by sickness, by bankruptcy, by any one of the ten thousand ways which he can employ. The reason many of you are cramped In business Is because you have never learned the lesson of Chris tian generosity. You employ an agent. You give him a reasonable salary; and, lo! you find out thnt he Is appropriat ing your funds besides the salary. What do you do? Discharge him. Well, we are God's agents. He puts In our hands rertuln moneys. Part are to he ours. Part are to he his. Sup pose we take all, what then? He will discharge ns; he will turn us over to financial disasters, and take the trust away from us. The reason that great multitudes are not prospered In busi ness Is simply because they have been withholding from God that which be longs to him, The rule Is, give, and you will receive. Administer liberally, and you shall have more to administer. I am In full sympathy with tin- man who was to he baptized by Immersion, and some one said, "You had better leave your pocket book out. It will get wet.” "No/* said he, "l want to go down under the wave with everything. I want to consecrate my property and all to God.” And so he was baptized. What we want In this country Is moro baptized pocket books. I hud a relative whose business seemed lo ho failing. Here a loss, and there u loss, and everything was both ering, perplexing and annoying him. He sat down one day and said, "God must have a controversy with mabout something. I believe I haven't given enough to the cause of Christ.” And there and then bo took out bis check book and wrote a large check for a mis sionary society. He told ine, “That was the turning point. In my business. Kver since then I have been prosper ous. From that day, aye, from that v**rv Imur V itnw (lid chAnKf-." Ali'l. mire enough, he went on, and gathered a fortune. The only safe Investment that a man can make In this world Is In the cause of Christ. If a man give from a superabundance, Ood may or he may not respond with a blessing; but If a man give until he feels It, If a man give until It fetches the blood, If a man give until his selfishness cringes and twists and cowers under It ho will get not only spiritual pro fit, but he will get paid hack In bard cash or In convertible securities. We often see men who are tight fisted who seem to get along with their Invest ments very profltalnotwithstanding all their parsimony. But wait. Hud denly In that man's history everything goes wrong. His health falls, or his reason Is dethroned, or a domestic curse smites him, or a midnight sha dow of some kind drops upon his soul and upon his business. What Is the matter? Ood Is punishing him for his small heartodnes*. He tried to cheat Ood and Ood worsted him. Ho that one of the recipes for the cure of In dividual and national finances Is more generosity. Where you bestowed one dollar on the cause of Christ, give two. Ood loves to be trusted, and he Is very apt to trust back again. He says: "That man knows how to handle money; he shall have more money to handle.” And very soon the property that was on the market for a great while gets a purchaser, and the bond that was not worth more than fifty cents on a dollar goes to par, and the opening of a new street doubles the value of his house, or In any wuy of a million God blessea him. People quote as a joke what Is a di vine promise: “Cast thy bread upon the waters, and It will return to thee after many days.” What did God mean by that? There Is an Illusion there. In I-Sypt. when they sow the corn. It Is at a time when the Nile Is overflowing Its banks and they sow the seed corn on the waters, and as the Nile begins to recede this seed corn strikes in the earth and comes up a harvest and that Is the allusion. It seems as If they aro throwing the corn away on the waters, but after a while they gather it up In a harvest. Now says God In his word: “Cast thy bread upon the waters, and It shall come back to thee after many days,” It may seem to you that you arc throwing It away on charities; hut It will yield a harvest of green and gold - a harvest on earth and a harvest In heaven. If men could appreciate that and act on that, we would have no more trouble about individual or na tional finances Prescription the third, for the cure of all out Individual and national fi nancial dlatresses; n great spiritual awakening. It la no more theory. The merchants of this country were post lively demented with the monetary «* cltenu nt In 1S57. There never before nor since has been such a slate of fi nancial depression as there was at that Blue. A revival came, and five hundred thousand people wers I aim Into the niUfkMI'111 ill ilUM, TV MHI « revival? The grandest Bnsnclal pros perity we have ever had In this Woutt iry. The finest fortune*. (he laigeat fortune* In the I'alted Htatea. hava been made at are l*S>7. "Well," you any, "what haa apirtlual Improvement and revival to do with monetary Improve •Merit and revival?" M»ph to do The tsilglon of Jean* I'hrlat haa a direct t< adeney to make men honest and sober and truth telling, and are not honesty and sobriety and trulh-telltag aivHuro* of material prosperity? If se mold hats aa awakening la thw country na la the daya of Jonathan M wsrda of Morthsmptc-tt. as la the data si f*r I'ls lkt of tUsklng Midge, aa la the day* of |v tlrlla of ttoatim the • hols land would rouse to a hlghst mufti twee, and with that mural tons the hoor.it bustwesw enterprise of the country w old war up Von gay a great ssabcatHg haa an inBusto* upon tbs fwtttrw world I tell yon it has a direct mine re upon the Btaacta* sgtfvre ef thla world The rsltglon of Christ is no foe to successful business; It is Its best friend. And If there should r«mo 3 great awakening In thin country, and all the banks and insur ance companies and stores and offices and shops should close up for two weeks, and do nothing but attend to the public worship of Almighty Hod— after such a spiritual vacation the land would wake up to such financial pros perity as we have never dreamed of. Godliness is profitable for the life that now la as well as for that which Is to come. But, my friends, do not put so much emphasis on worldly success as to let your eternal affairs go at loose ends. I have nothing in say against money. The more money you get the better. If It comes honestly and goes usefully. For the lack of It. sickness dies without medicine, and hunger finds its coffin In an empty bread-tray, and nakedness shivers for clothes and fire. All this canting tirade against money as though It had no practical use, when I hear u man Indulge In It, It makes me think the best heaven for him would be an everlasting poor house! No, there Is a practical use In money; hut while we admit that, wo must also admit that It cannot nAtlsfy the soul, that It cannot pay for our fer riage across the Jordan of death, that It cannot unlock the gate of heaven for our Immortal soul. Ycf there are men who act ns though packs of bonds and mortgages could be traded off for a mansion In heaven, and ns though gold were a legal tender In that land where It Is so common that they mako pavements out of It. Salvation by f'hrlst Is the only salvation. Treasures In heaven arc the only Incorruptible treasures. Hava you ever ciphered out that sum In loss and gain, "What shall it profit a man If he gain the whole world and lose his soul?" You may wear fine apparel now. but the winds of death will flutter It like rags. Home spun and a threadbare coat have some times been the shadow of robes white in the blood of the laimb. All the rnlnen of Australia and Brazil, strung ■ In one carcanet, are not worth to you as much as the pearl of great price. You remember, I suppose, some year* ago, the shipwreck of the Central America? A storm came on that ves sel. The surges tramped the deck and swept, down through the hatches, and there went up a hundred-voiced death shriek. The foam on the jaw of the wave. The pitching of the steamer, | as though It would leap a mountain. The glare of the signal rockets. The long cough of the steam-pipes. The hiss of extinguished furnaces, The walking of God on the wave, o. It was u stupendous spectacle. So, there are men who go on In life a fine voyage they are making out of It. All In well, till some euroclydon of business disaster comes upon them, and they go down. The bottom of this commercial sea Is strewn with the shattered hulks. But, because your property goes, shall your soul go? O, no! There Is coming a more stupen dous shipwreck after a while. This world—God launched It 6,000 years ago, and It Is sailing on; but one day It will stagger at the cry of "lire!” and the timbers of the rocks will burn, and the mountains flame like masts and the clouds like sails In the Judgment hurricane. God will take a good many off the deck, and others ou- of the berths, where they nro now sleeping In Jesus. How many shall go down? N6 one will know until it Is announced In heaven one day: "Shipwreck of a world! So many millions saved! So many millions drowned!” Because your fortuues go, because your house goes, because all your earthly possess ions go, do not let your soul go! May the Lord Almighty, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, save your souls. The Dully Ta»k. We are not apt enough to think ol our dally work as the Good SUepherd’i pasture field. Wo are too apt to giv< heed to a miserable distinction between the sacred and secular and to seek tc get out from what we call the seculai Into what wo call the sacred, that w« may And spiritual pasture fluids • • • This Is the sacred service; this Is God’s work; praying, commun ing, preaching, buying, selling brick laying, uuma **mnnu». true, honest, Just, pure, lovely, of good report, which God's providence hat trust Into your hund to do—doing then) for God's sake aud in Him name, th« shining motive for them God's glory • • • The dally toll Is a real spirit ual pasture field; and the best of herb age we will find In It. If >ve will have It so. If we will take Into It the motlvr of pleasing God, and so of doing tn II our very best. How the spiritual lift may nobly grow In this pasture field 1 of dally duty done from u dlvlu* tin ! pulse! Way land Hoyt. 1» l> DMMtN a«*l t'hareh Uelag. The fault may lie In some with the minister, but rnueh more often the fault Is with the fathers and mother*. In the matter of church attendance the parents and the pastor must combine. Ihe parr at* should require and eipeel 1 the children to accompany them to God * house aa much as lo sit at ihelr table for Ihelr daily food la their own he were. The pastor should eitdeavup I «. attract thv >uuna to chut h u/ Utah* tug hi* sermon* simple la language, earnest In d*ll**i * and in’«f,-cting with | llluatratiohs Very lea tertivaa* are at to be preached at all whtau are tn* tetly beyond the cwsapriktsNut uf aa ’ Mettle buy Id year* old, Grown pets' , pie ta turn, reitsb freell. Vivid simple, tara*«l, ptactlcsl proa* ulag a* to u a ' a their children dec Theodor* I,, t vi y« l»r. la a home tor ws4*st *«a la U -a« d- u there at* *vtd to be tctdcl eat* ccrally graduaiee and medical keen, a«4 a (bitibrnan who ran thr -ugh tbo.coo ta t hr** yaar*.