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.THE FROG AT HOME.
n Cradle of the Earth-Fiercer Triads
Than Cycleaes-.rf'-Maa Who Caught iU
'Railheads Baaalns the Gauntlet with
aa Eel Hew to Catch Frogs A Battle
. ' Special Correspondence.
IS ClJIF IS NOKTDERS AUIKOKDACKS.
TliC most rocky region on'tho globe is coin
prised in the northeastern section of this
State, with a majority in favor of St. Law
rence County. Tho Western Rockies aro
nothing in comparison; they may poise
their heads higher, bo more repleto in metr
a!s and have perpetual crests of snow, but
in those respects only are they more re
'xnarkable., Tho rocks hero pilo up on each
other in enormous masses and break up into
.yawning precipices which seem to threat
en to fall at any moment. They aro twisted
into fantastic shapes which put to shame all
other attempts of dame nature. At one
, tbnc,.acccrding to Newberry, great glaciers
stood in tho basins now occupied by the
Great Lakes. One of these slid down
thrcuRh the JJohawk valley, cut its way
through the present channel of tho Iiudson
to t lie sea and left as x its deposit and monu
ment the present Long Island. Its path in
' . those pre-histc-ric days became the outlet of
the Great Lake region. Then another gla
cier followed, closed up tho entrance and
swept out tho bed of the St. Lawrence river.
The glaciere have run almost entirely over
this continent. Thcro aro few peaks of
the itocky Mountain range but have had
03 on top of them. The glaciers on the
(Jratid Teton Mountains, Wyoming, are the
only ones left withiu tho United States. But
these Northern Adirondack rocks escaped
the glaciers in part except at their bases.
Talk about age! Timo is only a local term
after atL These Adirondack rocks were
the first everjnanufacturcd on this globe.
Here are the blue-gray hypcrsthene aud
contorted gneiss rocks, the very first
creation known to man, so old that we can
only spe;d: or their origin in cycles of past
time. Here then is tho very cradle of the
earth where it was rocked in the infancy
of chaos. One can only look in awe on these
bowlders that arc affected by neither
moisture, air or atmospheric conditions;
that exhibit the samo big, bare, white walls
that stood there and said good-bye to the
inoon three hundred million years ago when
it was broken off the earth and hurled into
It is a mighty curious thing, tho mar.ocr
in which the soil is tucked in among these
rocks so rich iu some places that vegetation
grows luxuriously upon it and so barren in
others that man has been driven out in
dyspair,' unable to make it support him.
'Jii$Ljich s6il, after all, is only its barren
neighbor, washed down by rains and
inciniain streams and enriched by deeayel
vegetable matter. In back of Hcriucn I
met an old farmer who said:
'Talk about hanging gardens, stranger,
thtjy ain't no comparison to my farm. It
jest spreads in, among, nround and about
the bald-headest old rocks what ever split
u cloud in two. The soil is so thin in places,
neighbor, that the roots of the glass has to
bore holes iu the cussed rocus to hang on to
when the tarnal wind blows. Never seed
the wind blow yup ere, did ye? Well, right
thar-its 2,700 feet above tho St. Lawreucc
tivfo. W ken the wind blows it isn't one of
"them common AVestern cyclones, nothing
, so el'sy as that, but a regular snifter what
would blow the whole Adirondaeks into the
river if them rocks wasn't stuck clear
through to China and clinched on tho under
Creeks in this region are numerous and
they have a convenient way of spreading
out over the terraces into little ponds and
lakes, and then dashing away down hill at
breakneck speed, making a thousand som
ersaults a minute. Hero and there aro
deep holes, some of which seem bottomless,
in which bullheads and eels grow to enor
mous size, while in ponds the mountain
frcg3 are tho most delicious in the world.
I found tho fishing hero endlessly amus
ing. When I first came the guide in refer
ence to the big,? els and bullheads said:
f;Tvo .tried my luck catchin' patriarchs
ever since I was a boy, but never could get
the whoppers on land. They take hold of
thc.fcook, come up 'to the surface, kinder
laugh at yer, drop the bait and walk away."
I laughed and replied that I was accus
tomed to feed on patriarchs and would
show him how to 4,yank 'em." We went
down to a deep pond at dusk and I began
operations by pulling out my pistol and kill
ing tho muskrats in tho vicinity. After
catching small fish for a time I became dis
gusted. Then I took a number of worms
and. tnodfi, them into a ball so big that only
thclargObuUkcads could take it in their
mouths. Tho minute the worms touched
bottom afour-pound bullhead took hold and
toe GCtnc teller: "as eel! as eel!
lio looked so big that 1 thought first I bad
secured a catfish. Tho guide said "whew !"
I pulled out big fellows for a half hour until
theguide's breath was gone and remarked
that the witching hour for eels had arrived.
-When I picked up my reel the guide
swofo. '-That sort of firfcry," he r marked,
"won't last a minute among the weeds
where tho eel runs."
I put on a patent hook, which consisted of
a combination of four boeks joined together
t the base lu form of a spring. When the
lish bites tho spring snaps and the books
catch in diiferent parts of tho gills. When
sl big bullhead bites ho works down into the
mud aad tugs away liko a donkey, but aa
eel runs for dear life and winds the line
around weeds, rocks and stumps. The fish
were now in a statftf commotion, gathered
around where the baits were cast. When
I drooped in the patent hook there came a
short", quick, augry bite and the reel began
unwinding at high speed. Tho guide yelled :
'Au cell an cell" I knew the eel would
make for.tho weeds, but I backed away from
the pond and turned his coarse up stream.
Then csmd" a pretty race. t
I let him-run toward tho cataract, a quar
ter f a mile above, and followed, occasion
ally sprawling on my face in the dark.
"When the eel reached tho cataract he
turned around and started down stream.
Then I had him. Quickly reeling in tho
line I climbed up the precipice while the
eel rushed around in a circle beneath. The
aiext time he approached the cataraci i
MuUod up the line mad toad aim oa toe rocks
in short order. He squirmed and wriggle
and acted as mad as a hornet. I rubbed my
hands in the dirt and took him by the neck
so that he could not slip away while the
guide ran a knife into bis spine and killed
him. Ho weighed thirteen pounds, one-half
pound more than tho largest eel I had ever
seen. For four hours I had more fun racing
eels than in all my fishing experiences.
"Talk about frogs," said tho guide,"therc's
more on 'cm up hero than dirt to grow (
taters with." I
Sure enough, I found that tho region was j
a frog paradise, chiefly, I suppose, because i
it was high up as frogs ever get. The alti-
tudc might be called the frog line. The frog j
is liko the heathen Chinee, deceitful. When I
you think you havo them "they are not .
there," as the guide remarked. Frogfishera
are diverse. There is the small boy who t
kills them with clubs; the methodical '
fisher who angles for them with red flannel
for bait, and all tho rest who get few frogs j
and more sun-blisters, mosquito-bites, fly ;
pests, muddy clothes, and go home swear
ing mad and sometimes tipsy. I concluded
to simply hook tho frogs aud make the guido '
follow me with a pail and butcher-knife. In (
the pond there were numberless frogs,
green ones, yellow ones, Scotch plaid ones, j
variegated frogs, big-headed fellows with '
small bodies and small-headed ones with
big bodies but do not fail to remember all
had hind legs, soft, white, sweet, juicy and
delicious, whether rolled in cracker crumbs
and fried, or broiled on a spit, or made up ,
like a chicken pie.
The frog is easily victimized. He lives
largely on flies and other insects. He fishes
somewhat like the alligator. He floats with
his head out of water, making a nice, sticky,
floating island. The insect, skimming over
the water, lights on him to sip the mucil
aginous matter. One, two, three a dozen
of them light, when there is a sudden snap
of the gills and all disappear.
I took advantage of the unsuspecting
creatures, using no bait. As I threw my
line over the water, it lighted on tho head
of a frog, which snapped at it viciously,
taking iWor a fly. In an instant I threw a
loose around his neck with the tine, just as
TUET ACTED LIKE WRESTLERS.
one would stand at ono end of a rope and
throw a loop the entire length of it. With
a sudden jerk tho hook lying near the frog
caught iato its flesh, and out I pulled him
into tho astonished guide's face. The
splasp of my line in the water attracted the
attention of tho numerous frogs, and they
hopped toward it continuously, mistaking it
for insects striking the surface.
I hooked them with rapidity, the guide
dressing them as rapidly. He simply hacked
off the bind legs with ono blow of his knife
and pulled off the skin in a twinkling of a star.
I bad the pleasure of seeing two frogs
fight. They acted like wrestlers for a time,
until one got the other's head in his mouth
and slowly swallowed him. After a time
the victor, exhausted by his unnatural bur
den, exploded and died. Then the victim
feebly regained consciousness, slowly made
his way to the water and no doubt got
strong again. There is plenty of trout
fishing here, but it is tame compared with
catching eels and frogs.
William Hosea Ballov.
A Handkerchief Specialist.
The other morning, as the departing
Cunard steamer was casting off its lines
and swinging out into tho stream, an
elderly-looking business man hastily em
braced a lady who was ono of the passen
gers, and rushed down the gang-plank to
Going hurriedly up to a melancholy
loafer who was watching tho busy crowd,
the gentleman drew him behind a pile of
freight and said:
"Want to earn a dollar!"
"You sec that lady in black on the bridge
laurel" said tho citizen.
"Well, that's my wife, going to Europe.
Now, of course, she'll expect me to stand
here for tho next twenty minutes, while
the steamer is backing and filling around,
so as to wavo my handkerchief and watch
her out of sight. See!"
"I ketch on, boss."
"Well, I'm too busy to fool around here;
stock to buy, biz to attend to. She's a little
near-sighted; so I'll just hire you to wavo
tho handkorchicf instead. It's a big one,
with a red border and as long as she sees
it, she'll think it's me. Come up to 203 Wall
street when they aro well off, and I'll pay
"S'posin' she looks through a telescope or
"In that case you'll have to bury your
face in the handkerchief, and do tho great
"That'll bo fifty cents extra."
"All right. Time is money. Look sharp
now! You can kiss your hand a few times
at, say, ono dune per kiss," and snapping
his watch the overdriven business man
We print this affecting little incident to
call attention to tho fact that the man thus
employed has gone into the business regu
larly. He is now a professional fare weller,
and business men and others can save val
uable time, and yet give their departing
relatives an enthusiastic send-off by apply
ingto the above specialist any steamer day.
Go early to avoid the rusk Puck.
Principal (to book-keeper) During the last
few weeks you have mado so many miscal
culations that I must ask you to be more
careful in the future.
Book-keeper I hope you will try and
overlook my miscalculations, as I am so
deeply in love with your daughter that half
t be time I don't know what Fat doing. May
''There, you see, you make aaotker mis
calculation while I'm talking to you." Ger
Inventor I would like to get yoa inter
ested in my improved fly-paper.
Capitalist What makes you think it will
Inventor Because it's gotten up ia las
iution of a bald head. Ufa,
THE SAV10UB OF ALL.
Talrnage on the
Christ the Personal Saviour of Mankind A
Cieat fcxauinle For All The Lord Ever
Keadjr to Help the llimrpMeU
Glories of Heaven.
In a recent sermon Rev. T. De Witt Tal
mage took bis text lrcni HeLrews xii. 2:
"Looking Unto Jesus." Ibe seinicuwas
as tol ows:
In the Christian life we mast not go
slip-1 od. This world nasnoi made torus
to reit in. In time of war ycu will find
around i he streets of some city, fur from
the scene of conflict, nun in soldiers' uni
foi iu w bo have a right to l.e away. Tbev
obtained a furlough and they are honestly
and righteously rff duty; 1 ut I have to
tell you in this CI.ii-tiencoi.il c:, between
, the first moment when we enlist under the
banner of Christ and the last moment in
; wbicU we shout the vic'ory, there never
will Le a single instant in which we will
have a right to bu off duty. Paul throws
all around this Christian life the excite
ments of the old ltrmtn and Grecian
games tho-e gomes tliut sent a man on a
, race with such a stretch of nerve and
muscle that sometimes when ho come up
to the goal ho dropped down exhausted.
Indeed, history tells us tlint there wero
cases whrre men came up a id only had
the etiengtii just to grasp the goal and
then fall dead. Now, says this apostle,
making allusion to thoso very games, we
are all oat to tun the race, not to crawl it,
not to walk it but ''run the race set bj
fore us. looking unto Jesus," and just as
in the olden times a man would stand at
the end of the road with a beautiful gar
land that was to Le put around the head
or brow of the successful racer, so the
Lord Je-us Chiist stands at the end of the
Christian ruce wiih the garland of eternal
life, and may God grant ihit by His holy
spirit we mar so mn as to obtain.
The distinguished Welliston, the chem
ist, was asked where his laboratory was,
and the inquirers expected to be snowu
some largo apartment tilled with expen
sive apparatus, Lut Welliston ordered his
servant to bring on a tray a few glasses
and a retort, and he said to the inquirers:
"That is all my laboratory. I make all
j my experiments with those." iNow, i
t know that thero are a greut many who
take a whole library to express tlieir the
I ology. They havo so many theories on
I ten thousend things, Lut I havo to say
i that ad my theology is compassed in these
three words: "Looking unto Jo-jus," and
when we can understand the height and
the depth and tho length and the breadth
and the infinity and the immensity of
that passage we can understand all.
I remark in tho first place, we must look
to Christ as our Saviour. Now, you know
as well as I that man is only a blasted
i uin of what he once was. Thero is not s
much difference betwoeu a vessel coining
nut of Liverpool harbor, with pennants
flying and the deck crowded with good
I cheer and the cuus boominsr. and that
same vessel driving against Long Island
coast, the drowning passengers ground to
pieces amid tho timbers of the broken up
steamer, as there is between man as he
came from the bands of God, equipped
fcr a grand and gloritus voyage, but
afterward, through the pilotage of the
devil, tossed and driven and crushed.
the coast of tho near future
strewn with the fragments of an
awful and eternal shipwreck. Our
body is wrong. How easily it is ran
sacked of disease. Our mind is wrong.
How hard it is to remember and how easy
to forget. The whole nature disordered,
from tha crown of the head to the sole of
the foot wounds bruises, rurrefying
sores. aA!l have sinned and come short
of the glory ot God." 'By one man sin
entered into the world and death by sin,
and so death has pas-sad upon all men for
that all have sinned." There is in Brazil
a plant they call the "murderer" for tlie
simple reason that it is so poisonous it
kills almost every thing it touches. It be
gins to wind around the root of a tree, and
coming up to the branches reaches out to
the ends of the branches killing the tree
as it goes along. When it has come to the
tip end of the branch the tree is dead. Its
seeds fall to the ground and start other
plants just as murderous. And so it is
with sin. It is a poisonous plant that was
planted in our soul a long while ago. and
it comes winding about th body and the
mind and the soul, poisoning, poisoning,
poisoning killing, killing, killing as it
goes. Now, there would be no need of my
discoursing upon this if there wore no
way of plucking out that plant. It is a
most inconsiderate thing for me to come
to a man who is in financial trouble and
enlarge upon his trouble if I have no alle
viation to offer. It is an unfair thing for
me to coni9 to a man who is sick and en
large upon bis diseaso if I have no remedy
to offer. But I have a right to come to a
man in financial distress or physical dis
tress it I have financial reinforcement to
offer or a sure cure to propose.
Blessed 1 e God that among the mount
ains of cur sin there rolls and reverberate
a song of salvation. Louder than all the
voices of bondage is the tmmpet of God's
deliverance, founding: "O, Israel, thou
hast destroyed thyself, but in me is thy
help" At the barred gates of our dun
geon, the conqueror knocks and the hinges
creak and grind at the swinging open.
The famine struck pick up the manna that
falls in the wilderness and the floods clap
the hinds, saying: "Drink, O thirsty
soul, and live forever." and the feet that
were torn and deep cut on the rocky lrdle
path of sin now come into a smooth place,
and the dry alders crackle as the parting
hart breaks through to the water brooks
and the dark night of the soul b?gins to
grow gray with the morning, yea to pur
ple, yea to flame, from boizou to horizon.
I The bttteries of temptation silenced.
Troubles that fought against us captured
and made to fight on our side. Not ns a result
of any toil or trouble on our part, but only
as a result of "looking unto Jesns." "But
what do mean by 'looking unto Jesus?' '
some one inquires. I mean faith. MVhat
do you man by taith?" I mean believing.
What do you mean by believing?" I
mean this: If you promise to do a certain
thing for me, and I have confidence in
your veracitj if you fay ycu will give
roe such a thing and 1 need it very much.
I corns in c mfidence that yo ere an hon
est man and will do what you Kay. Now.
the Lord, Jesus Christ says: "You are in
need of pardon and life and Heaven, yon
can have them If you come and get them."
You sy: "1 can't come aad ask nmt. l
am afraid you won give it to me." Then
voa are unbelieving. Bat you say:. I
will cone and ask. I know. Lord Jesus.
Thou art in earnest aboat this mattsr. I
mnM kinc for nardon. Thou hit avom-
if ed to give it to me. Thou wils g. it to
me. laou nasi given n iu mr. - mat
faith. Do you see it yei r ' 0.u savs some
one, "I can't understand it." No man
ver did, without divine Help. Paiia is
. . & ! X. .. . IL ,.,. 1.
the gift of Gjd. You say: "That throws
the responsibility off my shoaMers." No.
Faitb is tho gift of God, but it comes in
answer to prayer.
All orer glorious is tnv Lord.
He must be loved and yei adored;
His worth it all the nations knew.
Sure the whole earth would love Him. tCO.
I remark again that we matt look to
Jesus as an example. Now, a mere copy
ist, you know, is always a failure. If a
painter go to a portfolio or a gallery of
art, however exquisite, to get his idea of
the natural world from these pictures, ho
will not succeed as well as the artist who
starts out and dasbei the dew from the
grass and sees the morn in - just as God
built it iu tho clouds, or poured it upon
the mountain, or kindled it upon the sea.
People wondered why Turner, the great
English painter, succeeded so well in
sketching a storm upon the cc?an. It re
mained u wonder uutil it was found out
that several times he had been lashed to
the dtck in the midst of a tempest and
then looked out upon the wrath of the sea,
and coming home to his studio he pictured
the tempt. It is not the copyist who
succeeds Lut tbe man who confronts the
natural world. So if a man in literary
composition resolves that he will imitate
the smoothness of Addison or tho rugged
vigor o: Carlyie, or the weirduess of
Spenser, or the epigrammatic style of
It tlpb Waldo Emerson, he will not succeed
as well as that man who cultures his own
natural style. What is truo in this respect
is true in respect to character. Thero
were men who were fascinated with Lrd
Byron. He was lama and wora a very largo
cotlar. Then there wero tens of thousands
of men who resolved tnat they would be
j ist like Lord Byron, aud thev limp d and
wore large collars, but they did not have
any of his gen. us. You can not success
fully copy a man whether ho is bad or
good. You may tnko tho very liost man
that ever lived aud try and livo like bim,
and you will make a failure. Therj nuvur
was a belt r man than Edward Pay -.on.
Many have read his biography, not under
standing that ho was a very sick man, and
they thought they wero growing in gracu
because they were growing like him in
depression of s-piric Thore were niin to
copy Cowpr, tuo poet, a glorious man.
but sometimes j.tflicted with melancholy
almost to insanity. The copvUts gjt
Cowper's faults, but none of his virtues.
There nev.r was but one Being fit to
copy. A few centuries ago Ho came out
through hunihle surroundings and with a
gait and a munner and h'havinr diiferent
from any thing the world had seen. Among
all classes of people Ho was a perfect
model. Anions iisuermo.i Ho showed how
fishermen should act. Among taxgather
ers He showed how taxgatherers should
act Among lawyers Hi showed how
lawyers .should ac. Among farmers H
showed how farmers sliot.l 1 act. Among
ru.ers He showed how i tilers should act.
Cri ics tried to find in His conversation
or sermons something unwise or unkind
or inaccurate; but they never found it
They waiched Him, oh how they watched
Him! He never went into a house Lut
they know it, and they knew bow long He
stayed aud when Ho cam out, and
whether He bad wine for dinner. Slander
twisted her whips and wagged her poi
soued tongue and set her traps, but could
not catch Him. Little children rushed
out to get from Him a kiss and old men
tottered out to tbe street corner to see Him
Do you want an illustration of devotion,
behold Him whole nights in prayer. I)o
you want an example of suffering, see His
path across Palestine tracked with blood.
Do want an example of patience, see Him
nLused and never giving one sharp retort.
Do you want an example of industry, see
Him without one idle moment. Do you
want a specimen of sacrifice, look at His
life of self denial. His death of ignominy.
His sepulcher of humiliation. O what an
example! His feet wounded, yet He sub
mitted to the j'urnoy. His back lacer
ated, and yet He carried tbe cross.
Struck. He never struck back again.
Condemned, yet II j rose higher
than His caluminator, and with
wounds in His hands and wounds in Hit
feet and wounds on his brow and wound
in His side. He ejaculated: "Father for
give tbf m, they know not what they da"
An, my b 'ethron, that is tbe pole by which
to set your compass, that is the headland
by which to steer, that is the Ikh: by
which to kindle your lamps, thit is tbe
example that we ought all to follow.
How it would smooth out tbe roughness
in cur disposition, and thn world would b)
impressed by the transformation and
would say: "I know what is tbe mnttr
with that mm: he has lejn with Jtu;
and has learned of Him."
Alexander was going along with his
array in Persia and the snow and c were
so great that the army halted and said:
"We can't march any further." Thn
Alexander dismounted from his horse,
took a pickax, went ahead of his nrrav
and struciv into the ice and sno.v. The
soldiers s.i id: "If he can do that, we ran
do it," and they took their picks and scon
the way was cleared and the army
marched on. So our Lord dismounted
from His glory and through all obstacles
hews a path for himself and a path for us.
saying: "Follow Me! I do not a-k you to
go through any ba:tles where I do not
lead the way! Follow Me!"
A;ain I remark tint we are to look to
Curist as a sympathizer. Is there any
body in tbe house to-day who does not
want sympathy? I do not know how any
body can live without sympathy. There
are those, however, who have gone
through very rough paths in life who had
no divine arm to lean on. How they got
along I donot cxictty know. Their for
tune took wines in some unfortunate in
vestment and flaw away. Tne bank failed,
and tbey buttoned up a penniless pocket.
Ruthless speculators carried off the frag
ments of an estate thay were twenty-five
years ia getting with bard labor. How
did tbey stand it without Christ? Death
came into the nursery and there was an
empty crib. One vo o less in tbe house
bold. One fountain less of joy and laugh
ter. Two bands less, busy all daylong in
sport. Two feet less to go bounding aud
romping through tbe ball. Two eyes le
to bam with love aad gladness. Through
all that bouse shadow after shadow, shad-
ow after shadow, until it was. midnight.
How did they get through it? I do sot
knew. They trudged tbe grtot Sahara
with no water in tbe goat sftins. Tney
plunged to tbe chia in the sloagh of des
pond and bad no one to lift mem. In an
anseawortby cralt they put into a black
My brother say sister, tere is a balm
that cures the worst woind. There is a
light that will kindle up thn worst dark
ness. There is a harbor Sioji the roughest
ocean. Yoa aeed an may have the
Saviour's sympathy. You caa not get on
this way. 1 see vow body is wearing
yoa out, body aad mAar. and soul. I cojae
on no fool's errand, tr-day. I come with
a balm that can fcrol aay woand. An
f you lick? Jei was sik.
weary? Jesu was weary?
persecuted? Jesus was persecuted; Are
you beretvd? Did not Jesns wr.ep over
Lssmur Oh, yes, like a roa oa the
mountains of Bether Jesus comes bound
ing to your soul to-day. There is one
passage of Scripture, every word of
which is a heart throb: "Come unto me,
all ye who are weary aud heavy laden,
and I will give you rest" Then there is
another passage just as good: "Cast thy
burden on the Lord and He will sustain
thee." Oi, there are green pastures i
where tbe heavenly shepherd leads the I
wounded and sick of the flock. I
The Son of God standi by the tomb of
Lazarus and will gloriously break it open
at the right time. Gennesaret can not
toss its waves to high that Christ can net
walk them. The cruse of oil will
multiply into illimitable !upply. After
the orchard seems to have b-ivn robbed of
all its fruit the Lirl has one tree lett full
of golden and riptt supply. The rtquicm
may wail with glconi and with death. Lut
there cometh aftor awhile a og, a chant.
n nnthein n Imf.tlo march, a iuliilep.il cor
onation. O. do you not feel the breath of
Christ's sympathy now, you wouuueii
ones, you trouLIed ones? If yo'i do not
I wouid like to tell you of the ciinjliin
in tho armv who was wounded so he could
not walk, Lut lie hrard at n distance
among the dying a man wl o :nid, "O
my God." He said to himself, "I inu-t
help that man though I can't wnlk."
So he rolled over and rolled through -bis
own blood and rolled on over many of
tli slain, until he came where this poor
fellow was sulfering and he preached to
him the comfort of the Gospel and with
his wound he seemed to soothe that man's
wound. It was sympathy going out to-
ward an ol ject most necessitious and one '
that he comd easily understand. And so
it is with Christ; though wt unded ail over
H.mself. Ho hears the crv ot our renent
ance. the cry of our bereavement, tho cry
ot cur poverty, tho cry of our wretched-
ness, and He says: "I must go and help
tuat sou!," anu lie roils over witn wounds
in head, wounds in bands, wounds in feet, '
toward us, until be comes just where wo
are weltering in onr own blood, and Ho
puts His arm over u and I seo it is a j
wounded hand and as He throws Hisi !
arm over us l hoar mm say: "i nave
loved thee with an everlasting love."
Again, we must look to Christ as our
final rescue. A e can not with these eves,
however good our s'ght may be, catch a
slimpse of the heav-nly land for which
our souls Ion s. Hut I have no more doubt
that beyond the cold river thero is a place
of glory and of rest than we havo that
ccross the Atlantic ocean there is another
continent. Ihit tho heavenlv land and
this land stand in mighty contrast,
This is barronness and that verdu:
Those shallow streams of earth whicu 3
thirsty ox might drink dry or a mule's
ho f trample into miie compared with the
bright, crystalline river from under tho
throne, ou tho banks of which r ver tho
armies of Heaven may rest, and into
whose clear flood the trees of l.fo d.p their ' ter ti the lish. lialce one and one
branches. I half 'hoard, listing occasionally.
i.m:su iiisiruiueiu.i oi -a:u:nj iuu-iv.-, r
eisily racked into dberd. compared with
tho harp that thri.l w ith eternal rapture
and the trumpets that are so musical thnt t
they wake the dead. The streets along j
which we go pantins ia summer's heat or
shivering in winter's co'd. and .the poor i
man carries bis lurden and thevn:rant
asks for nmi. and along which shuRl the1
feet of pain and want and woe. c iupared
with those street that sound forever with
the feet of jjy and ht.i:ues. and those
walls made out of all ra-tner of precious
stones, the light mtershtt with rtflact:ons
from jasper and chrysoliie and topaz and j
sirdonyx and beryl and emerald and
O. the contrast between this world,
where we struggle with temptation that
will not be conouered. and that world
where it is perfect joy. perfect holiness
ami norfni-t rixt ! Smrl a. littla blind child:
"Mamma, will I b blindin He.ven?" "O.
no, my dear," replied the mother, "you
won't be blind in Heaven. "" A little lame
child said: "Mamma, will I be lame in
Heaven?" ,42o." she replied, "you won't
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be lam-j in Heaven. ,r V hy, when
tbe plain-st Christian pilgrim arrives
at the Heavenly gate it opens to
him, and as the ange'a come down
to escort him in, and they spread the
banquet, and they keep festival Tf
the august arrival, and JVsus coaies with
a crown and -ays, Weartliis." and with
a palm and says: ".Vave this,"and p"ints.jl
to a throne and says: '-Meant this." Then '
the old cit Z'ns of Heaven come around to j
hear the newcomer's recital of det.vr- j
ance wrought for him and as the neA-ly.-
arrived scut tells of tbe- grace that par
doned and the mercy that saved him. all
the inhtb.tants shout tbe prais f the
Kino-, crying: Prais6r Him! Praise
Htm!1' Quaint John Bunyan- caught a glimpse,
of that consummation- when he saidr
"Just as the pntes were- opened to let in
tbe man. I looked in after them and be
hold the city shone like tbe un; the
streets were also paved with gold and lis
them walked many men with crowns oa
their heads and golden harps 'o sing
piaises withal. And aftr that they shut
up the gates, which, w!ten I Laleea,I
wished myself among them."
THE KING OF CO RE A.
A tetter From th Anu-riraa Medicaid
lenries Correcting Certain laarirae
Eosrox. Oct 13 In Traveler prints
under date of Seoul.. Corea. September 3.
a letter from Mrs. 2oi t tie G. Heron, wife
of Dr. Heron, of Tennessee, who was- re
ported to have been sentenced to death
for teaching Christianity. She say she
basjast passed thsoazh a long amL dan
gerous illness wbioik has left berraiere
ghost of her former self. Sho asserts
that the King or Corea wonld not db what
has been charged, against him and adds:
He is a man. of creat stseng$h of
character, kindness of heart and aoble
ambitions. Moreover, this XInf and
Queen have been most kind and.Eerous
in their treatment O. Dr. Heroa. ana my
self. They wilt do. all in tht power to
protect us. Car only danger ia from the
ignorant and. superstitious lower classes,
who, if arouead. uigat kill urn before the
King could mvcui us fromtbeaa. But as
Dr. Heron has with bis own aaads treated
about ,0Mi sick Coreans. who are very
gratetut ta-aisa. it is not likely that they
will rise sp against him or his family
whatever they may do toothers."
Mrs. Heron recites several incidents te
show their friendly relations with ate
royal family and concludes her letter as
follows: "Let m say positively that Dr.
Heron or 1 are not nowpreachlag or teach
ing Christianity except by an example
which we pray may be worthy at the
name of Christianity. Tbe laws nt the
land forbid it aad through the Uuitel
States Minister aboat a year ago th
Amancaa missionaries were absolutely
forbidden to teach religion, bat '
for the time when our treaty shall be re
vised and tbe freedom of religion allowed.
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power to gala tbe confidence aad rsneet
of the people, with what success J Ott ayqr
judge front sty letter,'.
FARM AND FIRESIDE.
Curn woll put in tho ground and
well tilli.il will mature a crop on less
moisture than any other crop.
If properly managed, corn fotltlet
is Otto of the cheapest feeding1 materials
that can be secured, aud it will pay to
secure a full supply.
Mow down all the weol3 anil gra.s
as soon as you et:t the corn oil. Do
not btaek the com to remain, but plow
the ground before winter sets in.
Mihlewetl linen may ; restored
by soaptnj,- the spots -arhile wet. cover
ing' them with Hue chalk scraped to
powder, ami rubb'tnir i well in. Or
soak in IiuttiTtniln
jras in the sun.
ami ipreatl ou the
Take orx; solid head
cabia:r-: shave all oil line: tak.- two or
mree taiKepoons IMCK sw-el errant.
three tablespoon sugns. salf ami pp
P"r to taste: one-half pint gd eUer
vitietir; mix thorotiirhly; serve.
Mixed rations are more economical
than the feedimr of any particular
article of food exrki-uvely. a some
foods a-.-ist in the digestion of others,
Then; are jrrowm rations, which arc
hest for growing- toc!:. and there are
rations that promote fat more that
In spreading manure over the sur
face of tho ground, to remain there all
the winter, it N best tr ::rt plow the
ground and then .-oread the manure.
i If toe gioutid he not plowed, and be
hard or rolling, much of the soluble
niatter of the manure will be dissolved
and carried oil by the rain-, if the
ground tie first plowed tfco matter will
Chicken Patties: Jlmee cold fowl
with a little ham or tomnic and add
, tjK. chnppl vellcs of hard boiled e""s.
,.,, to rtt;K;r in n ;t.u-,,..J1 ovurT,lc
, f tablespoon f..:! of ht.UVr and one
' llour: "t three beaten egirs and otic
ter.eupful of mil!;, scat;i with pepper
' ami salt. Put in the iiihicc.il chicken
until it gets thoroughly hot. rhen serve
in pnlf shell?. (lood Housekeeping.
Ilaketl Fish: (.'lean, rtrxse and
j wipe dry. a !is:i weighing three or four
i pounds. K'lMusitlc an i out with salt.
and till with a sttttiing mailu as for
poultry, except dryer, b-w up the
opening in the lish and put it: :n a hot
pan with drippings and meltwf 5utter.
dredge with Hour and nut bituofbut-
-Indian Sandwiches: TIi.'m? iaav
be made from-a mixture of veal or
chicken, inixetf with chopped cooked
,.,m or tongue fter the two are
. t e.lc.h halfIJtJlt m:ly
n i . -, t , r ,
he added a taole-poonful of stock, a
teaspoonful of essence of anchovy or
a little lemon jaiee. Cut thin slices of
l)reatl from tho loaf, then with a. round
biscuit clItter cljt . the sanui7iehes.
batter each lightly, and toast until a
!,' uruwn- opie.ui over- uieiji
while hot a thiii laver of the mixture.
and press two together.
Apple seen! can Ihj safely planted
in the fall, or it can be mixed witli two
or three tines its bulk of sand in.box.es.
"1 allowed freeze through the
i winter, and planted just as soon :i the
j. ground is in good conditio;.-! hi the
gpr. Gr. ais the practice of Mime
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f large growers, it caa be kept until
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nearly time to plant and then soaked in
J' water for forty-eight hours, etianging
the water on; or twice: the seeds
j' smmld not be allowed to even beco-joo
dry bofore nl:itin-.
FARMING FOR PROFIT!.
John Gould Iiiaruasro Continuous Windwr
statiHns fr fw..
Last wiuter-1 practiced the nilvaniv!
;te:l in dairving. and kept the eowsia
the stables for-li'O days without lotting:
them out. and" never before wintered
my cows so cheaply and well. Never
before did tluey "come through' look
ing as line.- and so free from ailment.
The burn is-. wiry warm, the thermome
ter never bus one going below forty
five degrees-above zercsthe air pt:ro
and fresh, aad the stable abundantly
supplied witti light. J .large covered
tank in the stable, s'ipplied from :i
deep rock well, afford d the best and
finest of waier. The dea that -w cow
giving miil:: needs exe'eie to kttjplier
in health, anil vigor. I now think" a
mistake.. No one thirfcs of driv:i:g, his
fattening: lio$js or steers around for ex
ercise, ami the secretion of in:i! is a
similar psocess to se.reting ftrtr..
I do ta)tcotitineinyso-.vs with.str-iirch-ions.
h. ehain the? j in pairj, in half
box stalls, giving tbam plentv.-of free
dom &j far as movement is -'amsistent
with safety. Agocti bed under theoi
and pl'mly to eat; before them haa
mad-j-them perfecdy conteatetU. so far
asL'tould see. TJiey shovwjtL no incli
natijato want to go out. aad I finally
maob-up my min& there was no neces
sity for it. Tlmy could lie down at
thda- ease. and. the uccic clean was
lu3g enough tuab!e Them, to sleep
with, their heai on thcis-sidcs if they
x&ked. To Ten it was. far- acarcr aa
32eal waypf 'sintering; cows, than to
lurn them oat into stormy or zerc
weather to nuke theia haxuy, or con
tract constitutional vigor. I am now
f fullv satisfied that it does not pay tr
attempt tiswarm barsyarus with cow.
or to use hay and tpntiu to warm ics
water iwide of a cow's hide- Taa
cows wwttfed silagei bran, and a littlo
clover-bay, and giivo summer messes
of milk all winter. I have this sum
mer Biado calculations to provide mora
I silage, put the cows into the stables
earlier m the season, aud keep them
there later m the spring; and it ptwsi-
M fftftd ih once n(jr dav throuirh
j ljaJa1U!e of the ycar. farming to
j must be so ordered that tho farmer
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! can command oo days t4 summer in
.each twelve months, and silage, a
. ., f
.,.m Vi.n irwl ttwm In tho n:irn For
165 days at least, will givo him thaA
ad vajiU--American. Ariculturbm
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