The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, June 22, 1900, Image 5

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eb—s aU*rh os *A« Ship Subsidy '
it.,, it <1 lm *~ x. fa*ur-btT reported
u b Uu>(k of t oner*** Mr Smith
V*»-T rt< f|n tUt ttt JurrifB *tup
1-iVf ii*rn»u *.*u*"*i bj the free trader*
*iu. ttM.- rt*-a.t« of Abo nras ahip
.•.i,# a-» —riviag ■ith migu »o: •
not L to d«-*tror» the out Aaar-ira* Use )
m* *Sf>c .4 ifi our trade vitk Eu
is 1** * ter Mr ra«t nays is part:
“Mr. K*b 4) i a-atrUub that the
rata of tlte t-ub*»4* » designed to tall
tc 'lie* xnmrkt of the 1st—t—1
Must# A.epacy.* a tot osiy er
•Uetw but era* purposely designer .
tu prsfallee to* public against that
i—p-dl— —if line by the ny. en
gage*; is Mir trade a.-.fc Europe under j
he e aer. as flag Thu line ha* tores
-4C«S«tf out fur the must virulent, ma- j
coast and frequent tttarit erer aisce
ht tS. pp.m hnl has tees before the
pu -tie It Sa» been asserted. hut «;th
ost a word of truth that tt k* coo
tro «d hy the Standard Oil and the
lvrr> Jiarna Railroad so—pastes.
Ttat Use ha* been pictured a* par
if a mosopolisUc trust, aberaar tt la j
tat: , nc «:ucb- banasd asc alone.
^lUat the taoet powerful —ship
use* is U»r world. Tbeae other Use*
—all —il— hiriHgii £a*a—are bached
up * tl ut.:tn:»ed wealth and the sup
„-<« ! theor arse—I covers—eaU ts
•ti'»wT exteat tc my be neesasary le
*msAm the— to SBC—fillip cs—pet*
tor th* tr—tissue trade
“The A—ericas .:ne is quest son le
’ l| tt a! con* •ierabie pe* un;ary
vjm to #j **d and Mil; iurcneT in- ;
r«MM it* irr'iiignr under the Star* and I
Sirtpaa m tb*- for* of Uuo anw»triN
UK! 13 .led oppoa.litrB lit Co.Eg •» it *
U» t*+* ccl> t*d to tit*- uabrtdW
* - - of eeerj free trader, every free
trod* ncoropaper. errry enemy of
As « nrfct ifclpptnc anc carry defender
f I r*.g® ■hlppin in to*- I'nitr-J
IT t!* Ifaoide-* of thia lie*- are
wft to Unroot f-rUttr in Ameri
can alt p* .t tne hap* of uit:mat*.y
•art tg a | *. It. *nd or* ready to cub
j*€i tl<^ur in lu tit* fter***? and
T »-• f Bf»ur»t*d competition of tre
n -r*i oaa t * and powerful ahipt 3 all
ll'** world :.a-dor foreign Hi**- tb*
At'-* *a p* p.* »..i ip. .auc an
* t«a«£C them.
**Tbe d»mClj porpoee of tbi* oppof.
turn ta ■astibMK • btc or* «t»d> tb*
'tar. t*<.» of (fee Sut« for the
iaot fa - year, Of the total foreign
:-»s- of "he l a ud Stttfi CT.wT pe
it' :i a tb E-rop*-aoft than two
fE'rca of «>r total foreign trad* la w.tb
Bart#* Of our import* from Europe.
* at •USjIMJEM. only »ii 4*>j:42.
•r 4 a per rent «•» earned in Ameri
at ***•*!*.. Of ttu, Tb* ehip* of tl»*
As*"lean 1)0* ram*d import* rained
a* flOSSAU Of oor eaperta to Eu
rcjj* ta.aoi at t*CJ*3. bttt 127.
14* • T< or 1.30 per rent. «** carried it
I8»r.i*t vcaiea. to* thipa of tb*
Aa«?.<at 1-ae carry ir g exports to Eu
r pe * anted at $Za.o«« .70.
""lb* fa to* of tb* imports and ex
port* carried 3 tb* stupa of tbit line
* a* «-> amt TC oat of a total of
*12 ;M earned :n al! of tb* American
mgapat in oar entire foreign
trmft* Tb* *b:;ia of tbit American line
*rr *d w.tfcin a fra; lion of 2S per cent
• * !».* tapir.* and expert* of
tb- ‘tilted §ta«M that were carried In
Anter.caa an: pa. If. therefore, tb*
f tt* tit pi of fbe American Itoe—
at, b rendered aurb exceptional and
loanluoblo auaUiaary naval aerriee to
aor government during tb* *ur with
fpa-o—caa b* driven oat of our trade
mat Korop*. tb* prupumua of our
afirrtSS under the American Hag in
u* trace with Europe m.l! drop from
br ;.'«pexit J.LS |*- rest of lilt total
to <t«r< testh.- at oae» per ctnt
Th* 4# *a Itr xt* forces ships now
moeiapt Hat »T J& per cent at our carry
.sc *nh Europe. and are striving
mttfe a.! the power and infiueare at
thetr command u* Iwre— their pro*
p- rs us of 'War carrying to »b §. leaving
Jeer like at ray As«n an u-wl that will
car* So voatwr* mto that trade, the
rarryneg of ** o' oar import* and m
♦. n-’ H» driving thew- ship* out of
•nr fame* trwae. tbe proportion of
lb* gomes trade off the I’aited
* amp) ;» America* vessels.
* ■«* : he **• oewd inis kJ to Just T
per >b’ leaving for foreiga ships the
c*r-: -i-c of V pr real of uar .mporu
at,*, ♦spurt* ^*4 tbe estimated f ”Oo
MS AV j* It* -C“* *• tial
takes free tte l sited ”
* %<> ip ilrr ** eo»ruid*d Mr. Smith
js car analag ti-ia portion of Ui ns
I- i "the foreign atrainati p uw«* ana
a. other frwwd* of shipping,
ar d • *<ry enemy at American nhip
j ;( * ; »i.irate* hU opposition a
11* Axel 'it Be 'he *:Hfle heroic
earr ♦* of tt»e Americas flap is oar
tntnstlnmtir trade *
ft »■ ar«« « .~«t t »e*yi
I', t.neae nititibuo to be good a!!
oter 'U western and foot he's sections
•A » country aa chows by Brad
*5tHtV retersa of bank rietrap:
Four Months
Wswtrra . -
t MT.41C.iJl
how* L west
bit Til .Jib
tJbern .
Far West
ern . SCi bib.C42 4M.43C.J3J
It every owe of these sections the
ik cdswrings have hern larger this
ap to the end of April, than is
Che eorrwsponding months of 18bt
wt« t the volume of business transact
ed »& the country broke all previous
Prosperity la Mill with us.
a ;th or petroleum, charcoal, Crewood,
rath beef. veal. pork, and mutton,
«.U act: eggs, fruits, vegetables.flour, i
rnn-cil. bread, rice neaua. salt pork,
:n. baron. fresh Ash. codfish, her
nnj aowp pm*, dried beef, sugar, mo
..-id tof<* The Porto Ricans
w..11 u- w be able to take a bite with- ,
.* it being tc.aej for i.. and tnev will
- < o >e able to enjoy tb* ppvilege of
-. free square meal, paying lees in
’au~s and having more money for
IU . vn il Um(r for Hiiilrwd Material If
lat)i»rtrd WltUiu a tiar.
i be War Department lias again re
vis.. ti< schedules of the Cuban tariff,
io into effert June lath. It is bopei
.nat this will increase the imports
run the United States, as we now
i.uvt ieas than half the trade of the
A previous reduction of the duty on '
: >od stuffs and live stock has not les
sened the cost of food by the consum
er. iO that no changes are made in the
re\ :su n in the form duties except to
reduie the duty on flour from |1.«0
to a do.lur a b_rrel. and on salt cod
and stock fish from 5- to $1.
In vie* of the necessity for the con
struction and reconstrutcion of rail
roads in Cuba, and upon the assurance
g:\en by the various companies that
if material for the construction and
equipment could be imported at a re
d ;eed rate they mill at once begin to
Import large quantities, a special pro
vision has been inserted in the tariff
wrhi h allows railroad companies to
import these supplies into the island *
for a period of twelve months from the
date of promulgation at a rate of 10
per cent ad valorem.
S; roe few changes have been made
n the free li=t. one or two fresh addi- :
i . ins being made and one or two ar
i.cle* being taken out and put on the
dutiable list.
Crude petroletun is taken from the
ft*** and :h»* original duty of $1.40
per 100 pounds restored. Petroleum
and cither mineral oils, rectified or re- \
intended for illumination or
.-fc-cation, per !Oo pounds. 52S0.
1 arm l*n«lu«-t» Higher.
Comparing prices on May 1, 1900.
with May 1. 1899. there has been an
increiiin the following prc3ucts of
the farm
Com. sheep hops, prime, horses,
h cs carcasses. muttons, carcasses, beef. pork, bacon, hams. lard.
•i*^eT rf.ffee beans. lemons, raisins,
»des cotton, wool. hemp. jute. flax,
tobacco, hay. cottonseed.
(tmteitt fur lUKliilrT.
Geo. B. Her.oru ks. of the San An
ge!-> country. Texas, says that the cat- ,
t,-men in his section are almost a
it for tb*- re-election of President
McKinley. He says the cowmen are
sat :hed with tneir present prosperity
and no n t care to see the existing
confiden - among the people disturbed j
b> the election of any other man as
farti uf lH»1ru«-:i«m.
One Southern editor has made so
bo i as to suggest that David B. Hill
a 1 add strength to the Kansas City
ticket as a vn*e presidential candidate,
ibe Kansas City ticket will be made
\ the subtraction system rather than
by the process of addition. The poli
f v of the present Democratic leaders
ir to tear down, not to build up.
K» pretence with 4mn.
T1 C.acinnati Enquirer wants the
Ieriiocrau that they cannot se- j
ure the •. ites of the men who sup
j*»rted the Hon. iam Jones for govern
or la.>t year. The owner of the En- j
nuirer had one experience with 1
Jon« s and know* what he is talking
f*a»« k**ci and
The Declaration of independence
was nemo on the Fourth of July,
ITTC. L t the chances are that the j
I> mocra! ic party will not have the
courage to >ign a Declaration of Inde
|m nden.e on the Fourth of July, 1900,
as the convention it? already packed
and pledged to by-gene issues.
IfaK'HpU at Manila.,
Van la's customs receipts last March
^niuuuted to compared with
$242.4t»8 in March. 1899. Under Span
, Li rule the largest March receipts
w re $29'.'.442. in 1897; so that their j
record has been beaten by $216,000 for :
that month under American adminis
A Mii-1>
It ir quite likely that the Sioux Falls
convention named a stalking horse
for the Vice Presidency. The second
place on the Kansas City ticket will
eventually go to a Democrat, thus giv
ing that party representation.
Mhh-li «»• WliUJi?
If the present Popocratic party were
to undergo an operation for appendi
citis iv would take a skilled political
anatomist to ten the operation
which was the appendix anu ,
*vas the. the. corpus delicti.
Our l.urniln an<l Their lilies.
A.. of the foriegn enemies of the I
l nlt«d Slates are hoping for Demo
rrati* success in November. The j
Democratic party always was unfor
tunate in Its away-from-home sym
I>»nc Whi§k<*pn.
A N< w Jersey town is threatened by
an invasion on long-whiskered rats.
According to Mr. Barker, the Minneso
ta Towne is threatened with the ven
geance of long-whiskered Peps.
iltougb <>n Tax I’aym
Papa Croker can continue to pur
chase |4.U00 bow wows for bis child
ren as long as Tammany operates the
j New York cash register.
Valuable for I'opocrats.
Mount Vesuvius is spouting away at
a rate calculated to arouse the jeal
ousy of all the boy orators in the
Take the baby talk a woman* with an Infant, g
high pitch and you will have
( lass colligg yell.—Chicago
«n»tor Wolcott Tell* of Their Greater
Y al ate.
Washington.—“Colorado has Just
i>een through a remarkable experience
n regard to its flocks of sheep and its
drool,'’ said United States Senator Ed
uard O. Wolcott of that state today,
when discussing the general prosperity
3f ri,6 country.
“Farmers out there have had their
Dbject lesson, and a very strong one.
on the evil effects of free trade and
the advantages of protection. I bav®
prepared some figures on the subject
which are interesting.
Tear. Number.
S91. 1.S19.569
IKS. 1.710,398
893 . 1.231,484
894 . 1.293,038
S9s>. 1.305.989
1896 .1.319.049
1897 . 1.411.382
898. 1,£3.089
"99. 1.655,551
1900 . 2.185.327
Value. head.
S4.306.535 52.37
4.263.673 243
3,105.803 2.52
2.396.295 1.85
1.984.058 1 52
2.251.881 1-71
2.486.290 1 70
3.869.445 2.38
4.4S6.543 2.71
6.250.036 2.86
“You will see from this table that
ihe value of sheep iu Colorado on the
1st of January, 1S91 and 1892. was
nearly $4,300,000 each year. At the
end of 1892, just as soon as it was
known that there would be a complete
Democratic administration during the
next four years, the farmers began to
sell their sheep, the total number of
the flocks decreasing by nearly 500,000
within a year. The value of each sheep
also decreasing by $1 a head between
the years 1893 and 1895. i
“Immediately after the election in ;
the fall of ’96. when Republican con
trol of the Government was assured,
the farmers began to increase their
flocks, knowing that protection would
again be given to wool. They had
suCered under the disastrous effects of
free trade in wool, and immediately
set about to recover their losses. Be
tween the first day of January, 1897,
and the first day of the present year,
the sheep flocks of Colorado have in
creased by 774.000 and their value by
upwards of $3,750,000, each sheep in
the state being worth $1.10 more this
year than it was just before President
McKinley’s inauguration.
“But the value of the sheep alone
does not tell all the story. Look at
this next statement giving the prices
per pound of Colorado wool as soid
in that state.
doming. Mexican. Creasy.
Year. Fine.
m »
ear s
50 7
4& £
a® 4
m 4
50 7
so a
7® *
“You will see that all grades of wool
began to drop in ’93. Between the
time of President Harrison's adminis
tration when wool was protected under
the McKinley tariff, and the free trade
period of President Cleveland, there
was a difference of 10 cents per pound
to the farmer on the best wool that he
had to sell. His loss per pound on me
dium wool was 9 cents, on Mexican
wool 8 cents, and on greasy wool 3
to 4 cents per pound.
“Wool values began to increase
again just as soon as protection was
assured by the election of President
McKinley and a Republican Congress.
Prices had already advanced early in
'97. and they have kept on advancing
ever since.
“Now. 1 have taken the quantity of
wool produced in Colorado in the
years 1891 to 1895 and 1900, with the
average value per pound at which it
was sold, and it shows the following
rouna^. vaiuc.
lSfi.1. 11,827.198 S1.635.S0S
pj?*. 8.488,878 50y,333
lyyo. 14,2U4,tt25 1,822,522
"Besides a loss of $2,320 in the value
of their sheep between '91 and ’95, the
farmers of Colorado lost $1,150,000
through the smaller prices at which
they sold their wool. For one year
their experience with free trade cost
them almost $3,500,000.
"Comparing this year with 1895,
there has been an improvement of $4,
266,000 in the value of Colorado sheep,
and of $1,124,000 :ti the value of the
wool grown in that state, making a
benefit to the farmers under protec
tion, in one year almost $5,400,000.
Put this again it the loss of $3,470,000,
and we have a total of $8,860,000 as
the gross difference to sheep farmers
in Colorado between free trade ani
protection in one single year.”
Not .ferry's Work.
•Terry Simpson is suspected o» the
authorship of the Sioux Falls plat
form. Jerry has had some newspaper
experience and, had he been entrusted
with the composition of the document,
would undoubtedly have provided it
with a “Going Backward" scare head.
This lack of editing ought to enable
Jerry to prove an alibi.
A Side Show.
* What sort of a show will the Demo
cratic party have this year,” inquires
an esteemed contemporary. According
to the proceedings at Sioux Falls and
Cincinnati we should say a side show
would be about its size.
Must Hide *7* "'*a
Coionel who was going
around the country a short time ago
looking for General Prosperity will
have to hide from that enemy to his
ambitious plans.
A Boi>e Made of Human Hair.
Human hair is a very useful article
of produce in China, for. besides the
quantity sent to Europe to adorn la
dies’ heads, the coarser kind is col
lected from the barbers’ shops for ma
nuring the rice fields. A rope of ha
man hair, several inches in diameter
and several thousand feet in length,
was made for the Mikado of Japan,
but, having been discarded in favor
of a rope O’ steel, this massive lock
of hair, or icollection of locks, has
passed into the hands of the authori
ties of the British museum. It is a
huge coil, Several feet In height, and
weighs abort two tons.
rh» Fath «f Least Reslstanee Is the
Best One in Which to Perform -tioosl
Works — Hough Plam in Life's Jour
(.Copyright, 1900. by Louis Klopsch.)
Text. Mark 39. "And He arose and
rebuked the wind and said unto the
sea, Peace, be still.”
Here in Capernaum, the seashore
village, was the temporary home of
that Christ who for the most of his
life was homeless. On the site of this
village, now in ruins, and all around
this lake, vhat scenes of kindness
and power and glory and pathos when
our Lord lived here! I can under
stand the feeling of the immortal
Scotchman. Robert McChevne. when,
sitting on the banks of this lake, he
"It is not that the wild gazelle
Comes down to drink thy tide.
But he that was pierced to save from
Oft wandered by thy side.
"Gracefal around thee the mountains
Thou calm, reposing sea.
But, ah. far more the beautiful feet
0? Jesus walked o’er thee.”
I can easily understand from the
contour of the country that bounds
this lake that storms were easily
tempted to make these waters their
playground. This lake, in Christ's
time, lay in a scene of great luxuri
ance; the surrounding hills, terraces,
sloped, groved: so many hanging gar
dens of beauty. On the shore were
castles, armed towers, Roman baths,
everything attractive and beautiful—
all styles of vegetation in smaller
space than in almost any other space
in the world, from the palm tree of
the forest to the trees of rigorous
climate. It scemd as if the Lord had
launched one wave of beauty on all
the scene and it hung and swung from
rock and hill and oleander. Roman
gentlemen in pleasure boats sailing
this lake and countrymen in fishing
smacks coming down to drop their
nets pass each other with nod and
shout and laughter or swinging idly at
their moorings. Oh. what a beautiful
It seems as if we shall have a quiet
night. Not a leaf quivered in the air.
not a ripple disturbed the face of
Gennesaret. But there seems to be
a little excitement up the beach, and
we hasten to see what it is. and we
find it an embarkation. From the
western shore a flotilla pushing out:
not a squadron of deadly a**mament,
nor clipper with valuable merchan
dise, nor piratic vessels ready to de
stroy everything they could seize, but
a flotilla, bearing messengers of light
and life and peace. Christ is in the
stern of the boat. His disciples are
in the bow and amidships. Jesus,
weary with much speaking to large
multitudes, is put into somnolence by
the rocking of the waves. If th^re was
any motion at all. the ship was easily
righted; if the wind passed from star
board to larboard, or from larboard
to starboard, the boat would rock and,
by the gentleness of the motion, put
ting the Master asleep. And they
extemporized a pillow made out of a
fisherman's coat. I think no sooner is
Christ prostrate and his head touched
the pillow than he is sound asleep.
The breezes of the lake run their fin
gers through the locks of the worn
sleeper, and the boat rises and falls
like a sleeping child on the bosem of
a sleeping mother.
Coming of the Storm.
Calm night, starry night, beautiful
night! Run up all the sails, ply all
the oars, and let the large boat and
the small boat glide over gentle Gen
nesaret. But the sailors say there is
going to be a change of weather. And
even the passengers can hear the
moaning of the storm as it comes on
with great stride and all the terrors
of hurricane and darkness. The large
boat trembles like a deer at bay among
the clangor of the hounds; great
patches of foam are flung into the air;
the sails of the vessel loosen and in
the strong wind crack like pistols; the
smaller boats, like petrels, poise on
the cliffs of the waves and then
plunge. Overboard go cargo, tackling
and masts, and the drenched disciples
rush into the back part of the boat’
and lay hold of Christ and sav unto
him, “Master, carest thou not that we
That great personage lifts his head
from the pillow of the fisherman’s
coat, walks to the front of the vessel
and looks out into the storm. All
around him are the smaller boats,driv
en in the tempest, and through it
comes the cry of drowning men. By
the flash of the lightning I see the
calm brow of Christ as the spray drop
ped from his beard. He has one word
for the sky and another for the waves.
Looking upward, he cries. •■Peace'”
Looking downward, he eays,“Be still!”
t»-—-"-“ves fall flat on their faces, the
foam melts, the extinguished stars re
light their torches. The tempest falls
dead, and Christ stands with his foot
on the neck of the storm. And while
the sailors are baling out the boats
and while they are trying to untangle
the cordage the disciples stand in
amazement, now looking into the calm
sea, then into the calm sky, then into
the calm Savior’s countenance, and
they cry out, “What manner of man is
this, that even the winds and the sea
obey him?”
The subject, in the first place, im
presses me with the fact that it is very
important to have Christ in the ship;
for all these boats would have gone to
the bottom of Gennesaret if Christ had
not been present. Oh, what a lessen
for you and for me to learn! What
ever voyage we undertak #, into what
ever enterprise we start, let us have
Christ in the ship. All yon can do
with utmost tension of body, mind
and soul you are bound to do; but,
oh, have Christ in every enterprise!
There are men
at the
He has been
no trouble
God’s help
in the past;
them; the
the top
laah Geane
agony, b«t
it could not hurt them. But here Is
another man who starts out In worldly
enterprise, and he depends upon the
uncertainties of this life. He has no
God to help him. After awhile the
storm come?, tosses off the masts of
the ship; he puts out his life-boat and
the long boat; the sheriff and the auc
tioneer try to help him off; they can't
help him off; he must go down; no
Christ in the ship. Your life will be
made up of sunshine and shadows.
There may be in it arctic blasts or
tropical tornadoes; I know not what is
before you, but I know if you have
Christ with you all shall be well. You
may seem to get along without the
religion of Christ while everything
goes smoothly, but after awhile, when
sorrow hovers over the soul, when the
waves of trial dash clear over the
hurricane deck and the decks are
crowded with piratical disasters—oh,
what w’ould you do then without
Christ in the ship? Take God for
your portion. God for your guide, God
for your help; then all is well; all is
well for a time; all shall be well for
ever. Blessed is that man who puts
in the Lord his trust. lT shall never
be confounded.
But my subject also impresses me
with the fact that when people start
to follow Christ they must not ex
pect smooth sailing. These disciples
got into the small boats, and I have
no doubt they said: “What a beautiful
day this is! How delightful is sailing
in this boat! And as for the waves
under the keel of the boat, why. they
only make the motion of our little
boat the more delightful.” But when
the winds swept down and the sea was
tossed into wrath, when they found
that following Christ was not smooth
sailing. So you have found it; so I
have found it.
Did you ever notice the end of the
life of the apostles of Jesus Christ?
You would say if ever men ought to
have had a smooth life, a smooth de
parture, then these men, the disciples
of Jesus Christ, ought to have had
such a departure and such a life. St.
James lost his head. St. Philip was
hung to death on a pillar. St. Mat
thew had his life dashed out with a
halbert. St. Mark was dragged to death
through the streets. St. James the
Less was beaten to death with a ful- *
ler’a club. St. Thomas was struck
through with a spear. They did not
find following Christ smooth sailing, j
Oh. how they were all tossed in the
tempest! John Huss in a fire; Hugh
McKail in the hour of martyrdom; j
the Albigenses. the Waildenses, the
Scotch Covenanters—did they find it
smooth sailing? But why go into his
tory when we can draw from our own
memory illustrations of the truth cf
what I say?
Not Always Smooth Sailing.
A young man in a store trying to
serve God. while his employer scoffs at
Christianity! the young men in the
same store, antagonistic to the Chris
tian religion, teasing him. tormenting
him about his religion, trying to get
him mad. They succeed in getting him
mad and say, “You’re a pretty Chris
tian!” Does that young man find it
smooth sailing when he tries to follow
Christ? Or you remember a Chris
tian girl. Her father despises the
Christian religion; her mother de
spises the Christian religion; her
brothers and sisters scoff at the Chris
tian religion; she can hardly find a
quiet place in which to say her pray
ers. Did she find it sfnooth sailing
when she tried to follow Jesus Christ?
Oh. no! All who would live the life
of the Christian religion must suffer
persecution. If you do not find it. in
one way, you will get it in another
way. But be not disheartened' Tike
courage! You are in a glorious com
panionship. God will see you through
all trials, and he will deliver you.
My subject also impresses me with
the fact that good people sometimes
, get irigntenea. in the tones of these
i disciples as they rushed into the back
! part of the boat I find they are fright
| ened almost to death. They say, “Mas
ter, carest thou not that we perish?”
i They had no reason to be frightened,
for Christ was in the boat. I suppose
! if we had been there we would have
been just as much affrighted. Per
haps more. In all ages very good peo
ple get very much affrighted. It is
often so in our day, and men say:
“Why, look at the bad lectures. Look
at the various errors going over the
church of God. We are going to
founder. The church is going to per
ish. She is going down.” Oh. how
I many good people are affrighted by
I iniquity in our day and think the
! church of Jesus Christ is going to be
i overthrown and are just as much af
| frighted as were the disciples of my
| text! Don’t worry, don’t fret, as
! though iniquity were going to triumph
! over righteousness. A lion goes into
a cavern to sleep. He lies down with
his shaggy mane covering his paws.
Meanwhile the spiders spin a web
I across the mouth of the cavern and
say, “We have captured him.” Gos
samer thread after gossamer thread
until the whole front of the cavern is
covered with the spider’s web. and the
spiders sav, “The lion is done; the
lion is fast.” After awhile the lion
has got through sleeping. He rouses
himself, he shakes his mane, he walks
out into the sunlight. He does not
even know the spider’s web is spun,
and with his roar he shakes the moun
tain. So men come spinning their
sophistries and skepticism about Jesus
Christ. He seems to be sleeping. They
say: “We have captured the Lord. He
will never come forth again upon the
nation. Christ is overcome forever.
His religion will never make any con
quest among men.” But after awhile
the Lion of the tribe of Judah will
rouse himself and come for*h to shake
mightily the nations. What’s a spid
er's web to the aroused lion? Give
truth and error a fair grapple, and
truth will come off victor.
But there are a great many good
people who get affrighted in other re
spects. They are affrighted about
vivals. They say, “Oh, this is a/ .Tong
religious gale! We are afr:Lj tbe
church of God is going to be aQ(1
there are going to be a grear ^Rnv
people brought Into the chu|^h th£J't
are going to be of no use i
they are affrighted whene
Frightened by Revivals.
a revival taking hold of tl
As though a ship captain
bushels of wheat for a ci
some day, coming
‘Tnrow overboard all th»
Pon deck,
t luey see
rith 5.000
:o, should
the sailors should say: “Why, captain. f
what do you mean? Throw over all |
the cargo?” “Oh,” says the captain,
“we have a peck of chaff that has got '
into this 5.000 bushels of wheat, and
the only way to get rid of the chaff
is to throw all the wheat overboard!”
Now, that is a great deal wiser than
the talk of many Christians who want
to throw overboard all the thousands
and tens of thousands of souls who
are the subjects of revivals. Throw
all overboard because they are brought
into the kingdom of God through
great revivals, because there is a peck
of chaff, a quart of chaff, a pint of
chaff! I say. let them stay until the ,
last day. The Lord will divide the
qhaff from the wheat.
There is one storm into which we
will all have to run. The moment
when we let go of this world and try
to take hold of the next, we will want
all the grace possible. Yonder I see a
Christian soul rocking on the surges
of death. .* .i\he powers'*ul 1
seen lfet out against that soul—the ,
swirling wave, the thunder of the skv,
the shriek of the wind, all seem to
unite together. But that soul is not
troubled. There Is no sighing.there
are no tears; plenty of tears in the
room at the departure, but he weeps
no tears—calm, satisfied and peace
ful; all is well. By the flash of the
storm you see the harbor just ahead,
and you are making for that harbor.
All shall be well, Jesus being our pi
“Into the harbor of heaven now we
We’re home at last, home at last
Softly we drift on the bright, silv’ry
We’re home at last.
Glory to God, all our dangers are o’er;
We stand secure on the glorified
Glory to God, we will shout evermore.
We’re home at last.”
Peimsylvatiia .lustier Acted as Celebrant
at His Own Wedding.
Ira Carle of Kingston, Pa., is an old
time justice of the peace who takes a
somewhat liberal view- of his own
magisterial powers. He is somewhat
i advanced in years and some eleven
years ago, when three score and four
teen and a widower, felt the need of
| some tender spirit to share his trou
bles and add to the enjoyments of his
existence. Casting about him. his eyes
fell upon a comely widow of 65. whom
he wooed with all the ardor of a swain
of one-fourth his years. He was not
long in winning her consent to a mar
riage, but. being of an economical
5 turn, he hesitated about paying the
| fee that would be exacted by a clergy
I man or a brother magistrate. He con
sulted his law libra: y, consisting of the
revised statutes of the Keystone state,
: and could not find therein any inter
diction of a lawfully qualified justice
of the peace performing the wedding
ceremony. His bride-elect was equally
oblivious of the proprieties and accord
ingly it was done. Now comes Mrs.
Carle into court and asks for a legal j
separation from the squire on the !
ground of cruel treatment. Called
‘ upon to testify, the aggrieved woman
said marriage ceremony was per
\ formed by 'Squire Carle himself, and |
that there were no witnesses present.
She said the 'squire told her such a
1 marriage was all right under the laws
of Pennsylvania and that there was no
other ceremony. Some old letters were
shown to show that she had written to
him as his wife even before the strange
ceremony of of 1893. One was written
in 1892 to the 'squire in which she
signed herself his beloved wife. In
describing the marriage ceremony the
woman said he read from a Bible,
asked her if she would be his wife, and
she consented, believing the ceremony
valid. Now, the ’squire declares that
the ceremony was a farce, but the
court was of the opinion that it would
be good law. He refused to pass defi
nitely upon the matter, however, and
the case will be taken to a highe:
court.—Chicago Chronicle.
A Modern Translation.
A young French woman here in
town is teaching the rudiments of her
native language to a class of women
far past the school age. They have ad
vanced so far. that now they are read
ing the New Testament in French.
They haven't read much of it, and at
the last lesson it was Mrs, Blank's
turn to read that beautiful verse
which in the English version begins
“In my Father's house are many man
sions.” Mrs. Blank read it over in her
best accent. It ends, in the French. 1
believe with the word “demeures.”
“Will you kindly translate it. please?"
said the teacher. “Oh. certainly,” an
swered Mrs. Blank. “I—I don't quite
remember how it goes in the English
Testament, but I'll just put it into the
best English I can.” And then the
astonished class gasped, while Mrs.
Blank read off. as glibly as you please:
"In my Father's mansion are many
flats.”—Washington Post.
Huskies »»rkss Criticism.
John Ruskin was a fearless critic,
and maSe many enemies by his radical
views, says the Indianapolis News. He
never considered the man or the friend
in his criticisms. It was the work it
self that concerned him. He once
criticised, in his fearless way, the
work of a well-known painter, who
was much grieved at the effect. On
hearing of the sorrow he had caused
he wrote to the artist that he regretted j
he could not speak more favorably of j
the picture, but hoped it would make ]
no difference in their friendship. It is
said the artist wrote in reply: "Dear !
Ruskin: Next time I meet you I shall
knock you down, but I hope it will
make no difference in our friendship.”
Rear-Admiral John W. Philip, com
mandant of the Brooklyn navy yard,
has consented to take charge of the
fund to be raised among the sailors
model made of the United States bat
tleship Maine. This c*adel is to be
presented to Miss Helen Gould. The
model of the Maine will cost about
$2,000. Considerable money h/v, al
ready been raised. The plan is „ col
lect 10 cents from every sailor and ma
rine in the navy. As there are about
25.000 enlisted men, the amount fa
practically assured.
Model of the Maine.
^Thy Kingdom font*-, tin 4
un Kuth at* It I* i„
“J Wm iu> i>oi
— Mil for ..
Review!nr -Dr Ti .m(.c
“Two classes of ]■« >,>: - ; ,
to attend Sunday srn,li||
can do so; they inch; tJ§*
anything from the ; 1
can teach its truths •
learn them. The u:.; f)9
fairly seem to haw.
day school are th*
teach nor learn.'* T ,
those who should
quarter's lessons. iU
ways of reviewing b^;' J
should character, t*
should give ji gt n^-ral view of the
subject st« tiled, and not merely a sue J
sior.*-rf-details. l our lessons r„
year the review sh-n.u t Xtend oveF the
whole life of Christ , to the time the
quarter closes. (3. Ii should be made as
attractive as possibh ]., M>me schools
the reviews have be* i the most attractive
sessions of the quarter 14 There should
be considerable variety. ,r., There should
be a drill on the m.tit points.
Variety in reviews.-iii General reviews
by the school as a whole o Choral re
views. where there is the singing of an
appropriate verse or two i, the school,
or by solos, or quart* it* after each sub
ject. or division of the review. (3) Class
reviews. (4) Picture reviews <5» Black
board reviews. <6* Word picture reviews.
*7) Stereopticon revi* w-« t Home gath
ering reviews. <9.i Map reviews. HO)
Character review s. r. M ral teachings
reviews. <12* Several of these united,
and many other ways.
General Review.—By means of the dia
gram in the revii-w less.*!, of he last
quarter, have the scholars see clearly the
life of Christ up to the end of the first
quarter of the third year < f his ministry.
Show them the relation of the i blent*
of the past quarter to the whole life and
work of Jesus. In connection wi:h this
to Review.
exercise, have the geography «lafs, nam
ing the places referred to in the .'•asons,
together with the events that took jlace
in them, and the persons rot:reeled with
them: not only those bclottgit ? to these
lessons, but all those related to the
places. These rhottid be pointed out on
the map. end may also be written ui>on
the blackboard.
The blackboard review should also be a
part of the general review. With the
general review we can also have a Moral
Teachings Review. Let the scholars
name the virtues., and duties, and prom
ises inculcated in the quarter s lessons.
This may be arranged beforehand, and
classes may agree on those which seem
most important. And as each one is
named and written on the blackboard let
the school, or the quartette, sing some
appropriate verse of a hymn which will
deepen the impression. The sttreopticon
can be used with advantage in a general
review. Class reviews can be conducted
with the same subjects and methods as
have been described above, if there is no
general review. But they can enjoy other
methods, which are not so well adapted
to a review by the whole school.
The picture review will be interesting
in a class by means of tV. A. W llde &
Co.’s beautiful half-tone pictures, the col
ored Detroit pictures unmounted photo
graphs. the Perry pictures used in day
schools, and the stereos epic pictures.
The portrait gallery in which the prin
cipal persons are named, and a character
sketch given of each one, noting the
qualities to be sought after and these to
be avoided.
Not Enough to (■<> Around.
A young married lady had just ac
quired a new coach and a new foot
man to match. “John." she said one
day. “we will drive out to make a few
calls. But I shan't get out of the car
riage; you will, therefore, take the
cards that are on my dressing-table
and leave one at each house we stop
at.” “Very good, ma’am, answered
John, and he ran upstairs to fetch the
cards. After they had driven about a
considerable time, and cards had been
left at a large number of houses, the
lady remarked: “Now we must all
on the Dales, the Framptons, and
Clarkes.” “We can't do it.” here broke
in the footman, in alarm: l'f only
the ace of spades and the ten cf ouba
left!”—Scottish American.
I'nusual in Wedding*.
Miss Helena Biel, of Bayonne,daugh
ter of Henry Biel, and Heinrich Anton
Weise. of 9 Straight street. Paterson,
were married in Mechanics hall, Sta
pleton. Staten Island, in Presence
of about 200 persons on Wednesday
night. They are members of a religi
ous sect which does not have Clergy
men perform the marriage ceremony,
always calling in a magistrate. Ciiy
Magistrate John Croak of New Brigh
ton, attended by Henry Brown, a court
attache, acting as clerk, took his piaca
on a platform at the end of the room
at 7 o'clock. The assemblage sang a
hymn and Magistrate Croak read the
marriage ceremony. Supper was then
Wealth of the f. M. C. A.
Agitation of the question of
in New York a building to be .he
headquarters of the international com
mittee of the Young Men'3 Christian
Association for North America is un
der way, with some substantial signs
of success. The international commit
tee now occupies rented quarters in
an office building. The purpose is to
erect a building which shall bear the
association name and be a credit to
the city. Associations in North Amer
ica have endowments and permanent
property worth $20,000,000.
Liquor's Perr«nt»(ff of Fauper*.
The liquor press is jubilant because
Farnam’s Atlantic Monthly Report on
the Liquor Traffic states that the in
vestigation of almshouses showed that
only 37 per cent could be traced to
liquor.” Only!—Union Signal.
Bart Newr Been Shot At.
“That family next door has just
m°ved here from Kentucky.”
And got away alive! Well,
needn't call on them; they can't
p*aple of any importance.”