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THE COBHOCTON AGE, FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1805, A SNOWY DAY. Rev. T. DeWitt Tclm ge Preaches an Interesti-jg Serrnou in instead of nn oratorio, the copy he hands in rcjvcUfil Vn-cause the paper is full, a mother to support on small inoonie--three troubles! 1 eouM march ri-rht off this, seat, and On tlif M.i.\lni: ot I tar Lion by Beualab-- tomforinic l*rf.Mi:ii llerivod from tfa« J*torj or a llravr Man--The Weapou* Kvquirvd to Conquer the Many Trouble. at KxrUil.v LIfv. The subject of Rev. Talmag-e's latest sermon, delivered to a large audience i in the New' York Academy of Music, ! was "A Snowy Day," the text selected being- I. Chronicles xi. 2-': "He went i down aud blew a lion in a pit in a | snowy day." Have you ever heard o? him'.' His name was Heiiaiah. He was a man of stout muscle aud of gre.it avoirdupois. His father was a hero, aud he inherited prowess. Lie was athletic and there was iron in his blood, aud the strong-est bone iu his body was backbone, lie is known for other wonders beside that of the text. An Kyyptian five cubits in stature, or about seven feet nine inches liijyh. was moving around in brag-gadocia and flourishing a great spear, careless as t whom he killed, and Benaiah of my text, w i t h nothing- but a walking- stick came u p n him, snatched the spear from tho Kgyptian, and with one thrust of its sharp edge, put an end to the blatant bully, which makes us t h i n k of the stury in our Greek le-.srn too hard for us if the smarter boy on the same bench had not helped us out with it, in which Ilora- tius, the Macedonian and Jti,vxippus, the A t h e n i a n , fought in the presence of Alexander: the Macedonian armed with shield and sword und javelin, and the Athenian w i t h nothing but a club, but the Athenian successfully dodged it, and the Macedonian lifted the spear, but the Athenian with the club broke it, and the Macedonian drew the sword, but the Athenian trippen han up before he could strike w i t h il and then the Athenian w i t h his c l u b would have beaten the life out of the Macedonian, fallen among his useless weapons, if Alexander had not commanded: ''Stop! Stop!" But Beaaiah ..f the text is about to do something- that will eclipse even that. There is trcable in all the neighborhood. Lambs are carried off in the night, and children venturing- only a little way from their father's bouse are found mangled and dead. The fact 5s, the land was infested with lions, and few people dared meet one of these prizzly beasts, much less corner or attack it. As a good providence -would have it, one morning a footstep of a lion was tracked in the snow. It had been on i t s dcvoxiring err*ind through the dark- nebs, but at last it is louud by the impression of the four piiws on the white surface of the ground, which way the wild beast came, and which way it had gone I'erilotis undertaking; but Benaiah, Hie hero" of the text, arms himself with such -weapons at, those early days afforded, g u n p o w d e r h a v i n g been i n v e n t e d in a fiir subsequent century by the Herman monk. Berthodus Schwartz- therefore, w i t h o u t gun or any k i n d of firearms, Ocnaiuh of the text no doubt depended on the sharp steel edge for his own defense and the (diiusjliti'i- of the lion as be followed t h e t r a c k through the snow. It may h n v e been a javelin, it may have been only a k n i f e : but w h a t Benaiah lacks in weapons he w i l l make up in strength of arm and skill of stroke. But where is the lion? We must not get off his t i a c k in the snow The land ha-, m a n y cisterns, or pits, for c a t c h i n g r u i n , t h e r a i n f a l l being verv .scuree ut certain seasons, and hence these cisterns, or reservoirs, are digged here and there and yonder. Lions hnve an instinct which seems to tell t h e m w h e n they ai e pursued, and this dread monster of w h i c h 1 speak retreats i n t o one of these cisterns, which happened to be free of water, and is there p a n t i n g from the long run and lickmir its j a w s a f t e r a repast of h u m a n flesh, and after quailing the vintage of h u m a n blood Benaiah is all alert, and comes cautiously on t o w a r d the h i d i n g place of t h i s terror of the fields. Coming to the verge of the p i t . he looks down at the Hon. and the lion looks up at him. What a m o m e n t it was when their eyes clashed' But w h i l e a modern Du C h a i l l u , I ' o r d o n ( t n n m i n g or Sir Samuel Baker, or ] , i v d l.ivinsrst»ne would have jii'-t )u o n ^ l i t the c-un to the shcjuldei .iiid h i - l d t i n - i ye a g a i n s t the barrel, a n d blu/ed a w a y i n t o t h e depths, and finished t h e beast, Benaiah, w i t h oiilv t h e o l d - t i m e weapon, can do n o t h i n g u n t i l he gets on a level with the beast, and so he j u m p s i n t o the pit, and the lion, w i t h s h i n i n g teeth of r.ige. u u d claws l i f t e I to tear to shreds the last vest ige of h u m i n life, springs for the man. w h i l e B e u a i a h springs for the beast. But the rpiiek stroke of the steel ed^e flashed as/aiii. and again, and again, u n t i l Uie snow was no longer white, and the i i f j h t foot of t r i u m p h ant Benai,ih i-, h a l f covered with the tawny m a n e of the -'am horror of Palestine. \\ e i u p l i . i t i* and t r a g i c a I e t he \\ 01 ds of m^ d, w t a n i l -]e v% a lion i d,, " \\ h \ put t h a t .\- put i t t w ice in the Look of .Nnmiel, and if · In onu-les 1 O, the ,i re so 111,111% for you U hat a cheer is t h i s s u b - ,-.(· of \ ou w h o are in con- rasp, teoi-lnjr off Ihe llesh it lii.-ks. The two great canines at each side of the mouth make escape impossible for anything it has once seized. Yet Beuaiah puts his heel on the neck of this ''kinjr the platform, if they would j of beasts." \Vas it a dagger? Was it a come at uiy "call, five hundred people | javelin? Was it a knife? 1 cannut tell. with three trouble*. This is the oppor- j but everything defended on it. But tuuity to play the hero Cr the heroine. not on a siuull stajje w i t h a few huu- dre 1 people to clap their approval, but with all the tralleries of Heaven filled across for that, Benaiah's body under one crauuch of the monster would hare been left limp and tumbled in the snow. And when you and I po into the fisfht with sympathetic and applauding' spec- \ with temptation, if we have not the j rijjht kind of weapon, instead of our i slaying- the lion, the lion will slay us. 1 The sword of the Spirit! Nothing in tutors, for we are "surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses." My brother, my sister, my father, uv mother, what a chance you have! While you are in i earth or hell can stand before that, the struggle, if you only have the grace Victory with that or no victory at all. Now you -sec a n d t n ' i n t n d o n text: "Hi- wt .il i in a pit in a -n"" in the Bible' 1 U Bible, once in t i n here in the book practical losson- and for me ject for all tl of Christ to listen, a voice parts the heavens, saying: "My grace is sufficient for thee;" "Whom the Lord loveth, lie chasteneth;" "You shall be more than conquerors." And that reminds me of a letter on my table written by some one whom I suppose to be at this moment present, saying: ' My dear, dear doctor: You will please pardon the writer for asking that at soiiie time when you feel like it, \ on Kiu.ily pivich from the thirteenth tN.ilm, i i f t n verse: 'Weeping may endim- for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.' aud much oblige a down-town business man." So to all dowu-tow n business men and to all up-town business men. I say: If yon have on h.md goods that 3-011 cannot sell, and di-hinr- w h o w i l l not, or cannot pay and you :.re also suffering from u n c e r t a i n l y as to what the imbecile American congress will do about the tariff, you have three troubles, and enoutrli to bring you within the i.iiige oi the consul.it 1011 of my text, w h e i u .\ on find the triumph of Benaiah over a lion, and a pit, and a siinwy day. If you have only one trouble I cannot spend tiny time with you to-day. You must have at least three, and then remember how many have triumphed over such a triad of misfortune, Paul had three troubles: Sanhedrim denoiinc'ng him--that was one great trouble; physical infirmity, which he called "a thorn in the flesh," and although we know not what the thorn was, w e do know from the figure he used that it mtist have been something- that stuck him--that was the second trouble, approaching martyrdom--that made the three troubles. Yet, hear what he says: '"If I had only otxe misfortune. I could stand that, but three are too many:" Xo, I misinterpret. He says: "Sorrowfully, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, yet possessing all things." "Thanks be unto Hod, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." David had three troubles: A bad \oy, a temptation t o dissoluteness, and dethronement. ^ hat does he say'.' "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble. Therefore, will not we fear, though the eurth be removed, and though the mountains be cast into the midst of the sea." John Wesley had three, troubles: Defamation by mobs, domestic infelicity, fatigue from more sermons preuchei.1 and more miles traveled t h a n almost any man of his time. What does he say? "The best of all is, Hod is with us." And when his poet brother, Charles Wesley, said to h i ' u . "Brother John, if the Lord were to give me wingb I'd fly,'' John's reoly was: "Brother Charles, if the Lord told me to fly, I'd do it and leave him to find the wings." George Whiten'eld had three troubles: Rejection from the p u l p i t s of E n g l a n d because he was too dramatic--that was one trouble; strabismus *or the crossing of his eyes, that subjected him to the caricature of all the small wits of the day: v e r m i n and dead animals thrown at him w h i l e he preached on the commons--that made three troubles. Nevertheless, his sermons were so buoyant that a l i t t l e child dying soon after hearing him preach said in the intervals of pain, "Let me go to Mr. Whitefield's Jod." O, I am so glad that Benaiah of my text was not the only one who t r i u m p h e d over a lion in a, pit on a snowy dav. Notice in my text a victorv over b.id weather. It was a snowy day, when one's v i t a l i t y is at a low ebb and the spirits are naturally depressed, and one does not feel l i k e u n d e r t a k i n g a great enterprise, when Beiiaiah rubs hi hands together to w a r m t h e m by extra friction. Or tlneshes his a r m s arouric him to revive circulation of the blood, and then goes at the lion, w h i c h all the more fierce and ravenous because of the sharp weather Inspiratiui here admits atmospheric hindrance. The snowy d a y at V.tilev Forge wel nigh put an end to the struggle for American independence The snowi day demolished Napoleon's a r m v on the way from Moscow. The inclemency o J a n u a r y und February w e a t h e r ha«. some years b a n k r u p t e d thousands o merchants. Long succession of stormy Sabbaths has crippled i n n u t n e r a b l churches L i g h t h o u s e s veiled by th snow on m a n y a coast b a \ e f.iiled tr w a r n off from the rock-, t h e dooinei f i i g a t e , 'lefts of t h o u s a n d s of Chris t i a n s of n e r \ o u s t e m p e r , i i m - n t by th depression of a snow, day almost de s p . i i r o f r e a c h i n g n e a v i - n Yet in tha style of w e a t h e r I4en.-ii.ili of the tex achieved h i s most cele'ir.ited victory and let ii"? by the gr.tee o! I K M ! becomi victor over i n f l u e n c e - , at in ispliei if. I we are h.ipn, o n l \ blows from the ·!·. the t h c r i i i o i n p ' e r is point a n d t h e --k\ i* wh -n t he w mr r n o r t h w e s t , an above f r c e / m f an inverted bin junction of h o s t i l e circumstances. Three thin^-s «ere against I t e n a i a h of my text in the moment of combat, the snow that impeded his movement, the pit that environed him in a small space and the lion, w i t h open jaws and uplifted paw And \ pt I hear the shout of Benaiah's victory. O. men and women of three troubles. You say: "I could stand one. and I t h i n k I could stand two; but three arc at least one too many." There is a man in business perplexity, «nd who has sickness in his family, and old age is coming on. Three troubles, a lion, a pit and snowy day. There is a good woman w i t h failing health, and a dissinati-d husband and j a wai ward boy -- thrpp troubles! Thera j is a young man, salary cut down, bad | cough. f r o w n i n g f u t u r e -- three troubles! Tliprp i"- a maiden w i t h d'ffi- | cult school lemons she cannot get, A , iiiff t h r f t is not as . i i t r H P i i v . - as so-ne of hpr schoolmates. .1 pno-noot that , t h r o u g h hard linn", "-he must q u i t ' school bvfor*» slip (j-raduatos -- three troub'ips' There is an a u t h o r . hi~ manuscript rejected his power of origination in decadenep. a nnmbnpss in forefinger and thumb, which threatens paralysis -- three troubles! There is » r*- porMr of fin* t**t« s«nt to report a cup of s u n s h i n e poured all over ns, i is a religion T, p-r o - n t off T h a n k Hod t h e r e .in- ' h r i - t i a n s who thoiioh t h e i r w h o l e lift; through sick ness ha*- l»,.pn a snowy dav, have kill*v every l i o n of despondency t h a t daref to put it- f-rupl p i w against their suf f p r i n g p i l l o w . It was a snowy day w h p n the p i l g r i m f a t h e r s set foot, no on a hank of flowers but on the eold New ICngland rock and from a s h i p t h a t m i g h t have been more appropri- a t e l y i - n l N - d a f t e r a Iipp-mb.-r h u r r i cane t h a n a f t e i a " M a v i l o w e r , " t h e y took possession of tin- g n a t c o n t i n e n t . A n d a m i d more ' ' h i l l y w o r l ' l K cirenm- s'nm-es. many a good nvin or a good woman has taken possession of a whole c o n t i n e n t of s p i r i t u a l sa'isf.ietion. v a l - leys of n*'aep. and rivers of gKidnpss., and m o u n t a i n s of jo- Christ landed in our w o r l d not in the month of May. tnt in the stormy i n o n t n of December, to show us t h a t WP m i g h t harp Christ i:i w m t p r w e a t h P r , and on a snowy day. Notire« everything 1 down in ( h e pit that snowy day depended upon Benaiah's weapon. There was as much fttreng-th in one muscle of that lion a* in all the muscles of both arms of IJpnaiah. Iti* the strongpst of beasts, and has b«en known to carry off an ox. IU tonf-n« · 10 rough thit it set* *· a By that 1 mean prayer to tiod, confidence in His rescuing power, saving , Almighty deliverance. I do not care what you call it; 1 cull it '"sword of the Spirit." And if the lions of all the juug-les of nerdition should at once spring- upon your soul, by that weapon of heavenly metal you can thrust them :aclc, and cut them down, and stab them through, aud leave them power- ess at your feet. Your good resolution wielded against the poweA which assault you is a toy pistol against an Armstrong gun; is a penknife held out against the brandished sabers of a ticintzelman's cavalry charge. Go into the fight against bin on your own strength, and the result will be the liot breath of the lion in your blanche* face, and his front paws, one on each lung. Alas! for the man not fully armed, down in the pit, on a snowy day, and before him a lion. j All my hearers and readers have a big- fight of some sort on hand, but the bigg-est and the wrathiest lion which you have to fight is what the Bible calls "The roaring- lion, who walketh, ! about, seeking- whom he may devour." I Now, you have never »».-en a real lion ' unless you have seen him in India or Africa, just after capture. Long caging ' breaks his spirit, and the constant ' presence of h u m a n beings tames him. I But you ought to see him spring against the iron bars in the zoological gardens of Calcutta, and hear him roar I for prey. It makes one's blood curdle, I and you shrink back, althoug-h you know there is no peril. Plenty of lions Lu olden time. Six hundred of them were slaughtered on one occasion in the presence of Pompey in the Roman amphitheater. Louis came out and destroyed the camels which carried the baggag-e of Xerxes' army. In Bible times there were so many lions that they are frequently alluded to in the Scriptures. Joel, the prophet, describes the "cheek teeth" of a great lion; and Isaiah mentions among the attractions of heaven that "Mo lion shall be there;" and Amos speaks of a shepherd taking a lamb's ear out of the mouth of a Hour and Solomon describes the righteous as "bold as a lion;" aud Daniel was a great lion tumor: and David, and Jeremiah, and St. John often speak of this creature- But most am J impressed bv what I have quoted from the Apostle I'eter w h e n he calls the devil a lion. That means s t r e n g t h . That means bloodthirstiness. That means cruelty. That means destruction. Some of you have felt t h e strength of his paw. and the sharpness of his tooth, and the howror of his rage. Yes. he is a bavatre devil. He roared at everything good when Lord Cliiverhouse assailed the Cove- nanters, and at Bartholomew against the Huguenots, one August night when the bell tolled for the butchery to begin, and the ghastly joke in the street was, "Blood letting is good in August." and 50,00(1 assassin knives were plunged into the victims, and this monster has had u n d e r his paw m a n y of the grandest souls of u.11 time, and fattened with the spoils of centuries, he comes for you. I t u t I am glad to say to all of you w r bo have, got the worst in such a struggle, t h a t there is a lion on one side, if you want him: Revelation iv., 5: "The Lion of J u d a h ' s t r i b e " A Lamb to us. but a Lion to meet that other lion, and you can easily guess who .vill beat in t h a t fight, and who w i l l be beaten. When two opposing lions meet in a j u n g l e in I n d i a , you cannot tell w h i c h will overcome and w h i c h w i l l be overcome. They glare at each other f o r a moment, arid t h e n w i t h f u l l s t r e n g t h of muscle they dash a g a i n s t each other like two t h u n d e r b o l t s of colliding slot m clouds, and w i t h j a w s l i k e the crush of a\a- lanches. and w i t h a resounding voice that m a i e t h e H i m a l a y a s tremble, a n d w i t h a p u l l , and tear, ami e l n t e h , and t r a m p l e , and s h a k i n g of the head from side to side, u n t i l it is too m u c h for h u m a n e n d u r a n c e to witness, and though one lion may be left dead, the one w h i c h has conquered crawls away lacerated, and gashed and lame, und eyeless, to bleed to death in an ad- j o i n i n g j u n g l e . But if you and 1 feel enough our weakne-s in this battle of temptation and ask for the D i v i n e help, a g a i n s t t h . i t old lion of h e l l , described in st 1'e.tc/r, w i l l go t h e stronger l i o n i!esciiled in J!e\ elation, and it w i l l be no u n c e r t a i n grapple, but u n d e r one O m n i p o t e n t stroke the devouring m o n s t e r that would slay our soul, shall go reeling hack into a pit ten t h o u s a n d times deeper than t h a t in w h i c h lien,i ah sievv the lion on a snowy day. A word to all who arc ir. n snowy day O, fat hers and mothers who have lost c h i l d r e n , t h a t is the weather that cuts t h r o u g h body and soul. But d r i v e ba k the l i o n of b e r e a v e m e n t w i t h the t h o u g h t w h i c h D a v i d Rae, of Kdiri- b u r j j h got from the.Scotch grave dig. ger, w h o w a s a l w a y s p l a n t i n g w h i t e clover and the sweetest (lowers on the c h i l d r e n ' s graves in the cemetery, and w h e n asUed w hy he did f*o, replied: "Surely, sir, I e a n n a m a k e owcr fine the lied I-OM r.n ' » l i t t l e innocent sleeper, t h a t ' s w . u t i r j ' t h e r e t i l l (rod's time Ift w a k e n i t . arid c o \ e r it v*,ith w h i t e roue and w a f t it away to glory. When sic g r a n d e u r is w . i . t i n ' it yonder, it's f i t it s h o u l d be decked out here. I t h i n k the -saviour that c o u n t s its dust Kae p r o t o n s w i l l l i K e to SP« the w h i t e -lo*. er sh« i e7 spr ax I ower it. Do 4 \ e no' t h i n i v so, too, I sir"" ' cteer u p , all tisconsolat-. | The lest work of od and h u m a n i t y i lias b en done on the snowy day. At ' gloomy "M.inrie Terrace,'' island of 'Jersey, the v i l e V i M o r l i n g o w r o u g h t { the n i i g h ! i st a h i i % emi ni of Ins pen. 1 L/ekiel. bamsned i n i o e r e f t and an 1 i n v a l i d at r n h : l . . on t n e h a n k s of t h e h e h a r ha.l h i s i n o i n e n t \i- vision of t h - * h e r u h m a n ! w h els w i t h i n w h e e l s U\ t h e il'.m l i L ' i t of a d u n - geon w i n d o w at Id '.for 1, J o h n I t u n y a n i sketches t h e " I e l e t ; e Mountains." Milton writes the gn-atest poem of all time w i t h o u t e^es Michael Angelo 'carved a «tatue out of .snow, and nil Florence gazed in rapture* at iu ex- jui«it«n«M, and many of Ood't icrvantd havo out of the cold cut their inimoi* ' talHy. Precautions wore the Clark background that inuae more impressive the ' courage aud consecration of Ssnvona- rola. xvho, when ibieatened with denial of burhil, b,aiu: "Throw me into the Arno if you choose, the resurreo- j lion day will tiiu! me aud that Is i enough." BenuiaU. on u cold, damp, . cutting, bnowv day gained leonine triumph. Uaidslup and trouble have again and again exulted, aud inspired, and glorified their subjects. The l)U-h UM If has m milieu higher Anil nourished, uncvu -umed. iu U re- Well, we have had many snowy day* within the past month, and added to the chill of weather was. the chilling dismay at the non-arrival of the ocettU steamer Gascogne. Overdue for eight days, many had gixvu her up as lost, and the most hopeful were very anxious. The cyclones, whose play is shipwrecks, had been reported being in wildest romp all up and down the Atlantic. The Ocean a few days before had swallowed the Elbe, aud with uu- appeased appetite seemed saying: "Give us more of the best shipping." The Norrnandie came in on the same track the Gascogue was to travel, aud it had not seen her. The Teutonic, baved almost by the superhuman efforts of captain and crew, came in and had heard no gun of distress from that missing steamer. There were pale faces and wringing hands, on both continents, and tears rolled down cold cheeks on those snowy days. We all feared that the woist had happened, and talked of the C i t y of Bob ton as never heard of after sailing: and the steamship President, on w h i c h the brilliant Cookman sailed, never reported, and never to be heard of again until the time when the sea gives up its dead. But at last, under most powerful glass at Fire Island, a s h i p was, s,evn limning this way over the waters. Then we all began to hope Unit it BUlco In soxno fumilics. Sickness In the Family.--Lazarus, the brother, was taken dangerously stole while Jesus was at Bethabara, beyond Jordan, twenty-eight or thirty miles uwny. Sending for Jesus.--The first thought of the bisters, when nil common uicaas failed, was to send a message to Jesus that His friend was sick. No request was made. Tho message was lUulf a prayer. When w*or our loved ones are sick, wo should go to Jesus with our trouble; not to the neglect of means, for whatever helps and cures is the gift of God'b love, but for 11 is guidance and help aud blessing. The Death and Burial of Lazarus.-Soon after the messenger hud gone, Lazarus died, and, as usual, was buried the same day. (Sec Acts 5:0.) Hope i was gone from the sisters. Friends couie to the house to condole with them in their affliction. Yet Jesus delayed two days before He set out to aid and comfort His friends--a delay full ;f mybtery. and yet for the glory of God, and the blessing of the ulllictcd ones. The Mysterious D e l a y . -- ( I ) Thisdcluy was nocebbary to complete the work in which Jcbus xvas engaged, and from which lie would not suffer Himself to bo drawn away even by considerations of personal sympathy.--Abbott. (£) This delay was necessary to the consummation of the miracle of the resurrection of Lazarus In such form as to forever prohibit the impression that death had not really taken place.--Abbott. And (3) to develop und increase the faith and lovo of the Bethany family and His disciples, and give them a vision of the future life and their Saviour's power. (·») Jesus Himself was soon to lie three days in the grave; if, therefore, He was able to raise up Lazarus after four days' burial, they would have stronger faith in the resurrection of Jesus from His three dn3's' burial. The Arrival of Jcsxis at Bethany and the Meeting with Martha.--Four days of the lamp, shown by tho"dots," to admit air to the lump. C is a cover, xvhlch is over the drum B, the cover being two inches larger in diameter than the drum, so as to allow tho cold air to pass between B and C at EB. D might be the missing French liner. , aftcr tho , 1( . ath of Lazarus Jesus ur- Three hours of tedious und agoni/.mg waitoig, and two c o n t i n e n t s in suspense! When w ill the eyeglasses at Fire Island make revelation of this awful mystery of the sea'. 1 There it is! Ha! Ha! The li.iscogn..-: Quick! Wire the news to the city. S\\ ing the Hags out on the towers. R i n g the bolls. Sound the whistles of the shipping all the way tip from Sandy Llook to Xew York battery. "Sim's safe: She's safe!" are the words caught up and passed on from street to street. "It is tho Gos- cogne!" is the cry sounding through all our delighted homes, und t h r i l l i n g all the* telegraph wires of the continent and all the cables under the sea. and the huzza on the w h a r f as thn gangplanks were swung out for the disembarkation, wus a sma.ll part of the huzza that l i f t e d both hemisphere* into exultation. The (hikes of snow fell on the extra us w e opened it on the street to get the latest p n r l i e u l n r s . Well, it will be better t h a n that when some of you are seen e n t e r i n g the harbor of Heaven. You have had n rough voyage--no m i s t a k e about that. Snowy days a f t e r snowy days. A g a i n ncl again the machinery of h e a l t h and courage broke down, arid the waves of t e m p t a t i o n have swept clear over the h i u r i u u i c deck, so that you were often compelled to wiy: "All Thy waves and Thy billows have gone over me," and you were down in the trough of that stca, and d o w n in the trough of the other sea. and m a n y despaired of your safe arrival. But the great pilot, not one who must conic off from some other craft, but the one w ho walked storm-Hwept Galilee, and now walks the wintry Atlantic, comes on be ard, and heads you for the haven, wh'-n 110 sooner have you passed the Jvarrows of death than you f i n d all the banks lined with immortals celebrating your arrival; and while some break ofT palm branchc* from the banks and wave them, those standing on one side w i l l chant: "There shall be no more wa;" and those standing on t h e other side \vill chant: These are they which came out of great tribulation, find had their robes washed and made white in the blood of the Lamb." O(V of t h e stormy sua Into the smooth harbor. Out of the leonine struggle in tho pit, to guidance by the Lamb, who .shall lead you to l i v i n g f o u n t a i n s of water. Out of the snowy day of e a r t h l y severities i n t o the gar- duns of e v e r l a s t i n g floi.-i. and into orchards of eternal f r u ' t a g e . t h e fall of their wli'te blossoms the o n l y .inuu in Heaven. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. I n t e r n a t i o n a l L^tmon for MHreh 3, 1805 --Th« It»l*ln|i;. o f L n z m n i t t -- J o h n 1 1 1 30-4 B. l.Spcclally Arranged from Pcloubct » Notes 1 GOLDEN 1 K X T -- 1 ura the resurn-ollon and the life --John 11 L'6. TIME.-- Jnmmry to Fobrtniry. A D 30 Three months after our last loason PLACE.-- Jesus «UH In I'crcn at Mfttmny for nethabarn) beyond Jordan (John 10 4')) whRii ho received tho mfs»aRC that I,nzarus WUH sick. Lri/,.xnin home wan In Hftthany. on the Mount of Olives,near Jcruialcra THE INTKUVKNir-o HiHTOHT 111 recorded tn Luke B 61 t" " I" and In John 10 1-42 boon afte.r the last lenson .Te.Miii returned for H tlmo to GaUlnc, und at the close of the month inarlo his final drpartiirc from (;u]flc« Most ot hi ministry from thin tltno was In I'orra bnyon Jordan, and In the vicinity of Jerusalem I ' o was at the feaHt of dedication at Jrrtisalc m In December At times h« wrought mir.iclfi He uttered H-vr:il discourses. I n c l u d i n g the p.ir- ablcs of th* foolish rich m.m the lo.t oh and the l'ro!l,'iil son I FSHOS NOTCH The Family That .Irani* Loved.--At Bethany, on the Mount of Olives, nbout two miles east of Jerusalem, lived n. family of t h n c - a brother and two his- tors--with whom Jesus made His honu. when In that region. The family HCfm to have been in prosperous cirrmn- Htances, as we judge from o w n i n g their home, from the costliness of tho ointment'equal toover four h u n d r e d dol- | lars in our day) which Mary used upon JCHIIS, and tho n u m b e r of t h e Jew« who cnrne to console the sisters on Die. death of their brother M a r t h a was apparently at the bead of the household, and j w a H u n active., energetic woman, while ' Mary was more reflcrlive find affection- ' ato. For not IceH of the family see Luko 10:38-412, John I2:1-H. As Jesus loved John most among the dis'-ipl«-s, »o thin f a m i l y was closest to His heart of all i the families on earth. "This is one of , the places which t"ll us how truly Jesus Is our brother."- Sa/ller Jesus in the Home --There are manv whose presence in our homes Is a perpetual benediction and Inspiration Kspe- nially i.s this true of Jesus, with His teaehiriif His example, His sympathy, Hislove, Hiseonnsel. Weran have Jesns in oiir hearts and homes, if we invite and welcome H i m , pm awav all that is distastefm and opposed to H i m , eherUh all that H'- loves, listen to Hi.s words, obey Elim. love Him with all our hearts. XVh»t K ehangre Hie pr«««ne« would rived ut Uethany. The active, businesslike Martha heard of his arrival, and, without notifying her more quiet sister, went to meet Jesus just outsido tho village. She greeted him with thoso words of sorrowful despair: "Lord, if Thou hadst been here my brother had not died." But even then there was a dawn of hope in her heart from her experience of the power of Josus. Jesus replied with tho assurance that Ilo was "the resurrection and the life," and prepared her for the great work that lie was about to do. Jesus Sends for Mnry. -- Vs. 80-IKi. When Martha's faitti ami hope were assured, Jesus bids her go homo and bring her sister with the message: "The Master is come, and culleth for thee." The Master's Call. -- I He is onr rightful muster and teacher, and therefore has a right to call us. i. Ho calls us ( l ) b y His noble, loving character; (2) by Hi.s words; Ot) by k i n d acts towards us; (-1) by Ills Holy Spirit; (5) by hold- Ing out the supplies for all our wants; by the invitations and exhortations of friends; (7) by Sabbaths and rellg 1 - fons scrvii es; (8) by I l i a providences; (9) by atllictions; (10) by our consciences. H l i e culls us (1) to Himself und (Soil; (2) to the rustirruction of life; !H| to higher ami better lives; (4) to tho butisfaction of all our needs; (B) to usefulness, to work for our fullowmcn; (0) to Heaven, to joy, to love, to every good. IIEl.l-Flrt. THOUGHTS. The t r u e home is one whore Jesus la one of the f a m i l y , and where Ho loves to abide. We may make our homo such ( I ) by casting out every word and thought that would bu unpleasant to him; (3) by cultivating those |inilltle.s and act i o n s - w h i c h arc congenial to Him, so that Ho w i l l feel at home; (.1) by loving Him; (4) by inviting H i m to corno. When sickness conies, go to Jesus for help, w h i l e you use every means of health. JCSUH Is f u l l ( sympathy with nil our sorrows P I G E O N S Dlr«rtl"rl» FOR PROFIT. tha Birds on tb for ll»l»li|[ A »en»K« F»rna. There Is too much loss among- pigeons when they are allowed to fly over the whole neighborhood. Hoys trap them, hawks and cats ara on tint lookout for them, and the hiintcrH w i l l take chiincc shots at them w h e n it can be done w i t h o u t risk. Tlnsy may easily be confined. For f i f t y pairs have a house about ten by t w e n t y fuel, tho upper story of some b u i l d i n g being preferred. '1 he yard should be about t w e n t y by fifty feet, not loss than ten feel high, and covered on the top and sides w i t h wire- One of tin-essential points in keeping pigeons is to have tho Boxes equal. If there Is nn extra male, In: w i l l make an ut tempt to secure, a mato from the o t h e r males, and thus break up tho routings, HH well as to keep the colony in perpetual turmoil. He must be taken out or a mate for him must bo procured from elsewhere. Keep the house and yard clean, anc place p l e n t y of litter on the floor for nesl materials. Lice ar« very destructive to pigeons, and must never be allowed to become establimbed, an they w i l l render the flock u n p r o f i t a b l e . 1'igfons should be kept supplied with plenty of wheat and cracked corn, as well as keeping boxes of ground bona and meat, charcoal, ground oyster shells and roek salt where they cnn h e l p themselves. A salt codfish is u.su (illy h n n j f up where they can pick It. and chopped cabbage or other vegetable food may be placed where they can use hiieh If they prefer. They w i l l hatch and raise from six to ten pairs of nrjnabs a year, and the M-piabs u s u a l l y M-ll for about twenty- live rents e;ich. Old pigeons command no sale, beinjf kept for breeding- pur- posen only. If kept In Confinement, they will thrive, w.-ll ns long as all their want» nre supplied n n d lire are not allowed Vi o v e r r u n their quarters. Water should a l w a y s be p l e n t i f u l , and roosts (should be plaeed here and there in the yards at d i f f e r e n t heights, so as to permit them to enjoy the open air --Farm and Fireside I l E V T t . t l 1 oil I V V I . T U V HOUSE. Is a lamp tank, fn- oil, with three hooks soldered to c.itoh i n t o tho blots' nt FK, so as to rc.uliiy a t t a c h D to II. ' The pipe 11 is to permit t h c j m o k e o f the lamp to escape, a t u l it inn v be ox-I tended to tlio ont.sule of the house.--' Kami and Tires'ide. l r «*Mlln£ Clmfemil to I owlft. Charcoal is n great, uid to digestion ahd should t.lw:iyb bo placed within the reach of fowls. An cvcc-1 lent form j in w h i c h to give it i,s sis charred corn. Throw a dry cob of corn i n t o tho Qre u n t i l the grains arc well blackened, ' then throw it, w i t h o u t .'helling, i n t o tho fowls nnd w n t c h how thoy will pick at it. Another w u y is to hhell tho corn aud ptit it in the oven of the kitchen stove in a b.iking pan. Stir it occiiMonully and lc-ive it in u n t i l thoroughly charred, and If the weather is cold food it tis warm a. you can bear your hand in it. Tho fowls like it woudorfullv well. ' ftt-Btorlngr Appirmitty Dent) Chlclca. Should a chick bo so chilled as to be apparently lifeless or dead, there is hope of resuscitation as long ns there is life. Take tho chick into a warm room and immerse It (all but tho head) for two or three m i n u t e s iu water at a temperature of IOD decrees. Then wipe j it dry, wrap in a flannel and place it in I a little basket, so us to suspend it over a stove u n t i l thoroughly dry. It will t be surprising how f u l l of life the chick will bo, and how strong nnd active il will seem. U'armth is the life of young chicks. IlnfM In Cold \YVuLlitr. j liecs will come out of their hives II tho weather becomes warm for a day or two. They then clean out the hivea and remove the deud buc.s. Tho animal hcnt in the hives when the ouUide temperature Is high onuses greater activity in u strong colony tluui nmy b« desirable. Should the temperature fall slighlly w h i l e the bees are working many of them wHI be, overcome wfth cold and perish. Tin- hive should be in some placo where it is protoetod from sudden changes of temperature. U r t l l u / f t l i M 'nl"inlur S|rul|ylit. "Ity f l u - w.'iy. Is Miss I liggiii-. u blonde or b r i t n e t to'.'" "Lot me see. Tliursdny, I'riday, Sat -this m u s t be ono of her nlonde days." - V V Ueeordcr. Hicks Look out that t h e cook doesn't get even w i t h you for discharging her. Mrs. H i c k s -- Shu hns already told tho cooks on both sides of us tluvt wo couldn't n fiord to keep her. -- N. Y. World. lm*t *r»U. Thr-re'x a itmiormloii r l t l n u . Who mln«ry can't nuilto, Ry UleUlnit for Uic lilm-iills Tbofr uioilior* uhed to biilco -- I »«l rr.lt -IV A Mlntaken Populace. There is a town iu Texas so poor i measly that iu own inhabitants · there only because they ure aa poor-J it is, though, perhaps, not quite' measly, for they are conscious of *IL condition. Whatever else they are tiki havo a strong sense of slate pride, i~ they will hang; a. man as quick for ho stealing us will tlie inhabitants of most nourishing and richest city in state. Some tune ago a stiauger ii town was arrested on suspicion, held until the recent dmppt'arunc two horses could be investigated, foro tho investigation was coiieiud lite citizens he'd :i meutiug aud decid to h.i\e :i pub'ic t i i u i of their prisonj He was brought out on the .square, before they li.ul f o u n d a treo suit], for their purpose, a ui.iu in the cro» recognised the ui.iu. "Friends iuul fellow citizens," shouted from :i b i n el he li.ul c!im$ on. "\ou an 1 about to ni.iku a. dreadf mistake. This gent!uiu.i:i is not EL I tliief but a friend of in.no. :tiid a i t:ib!e citizen of Waco. Ho oauio d u r i n g 1113- absence to sec :i geucleuiaj who \\as ooi'iing from St. Louis." "Wh.it did he w.uit here?" nsketl spokesman ot the citixens' committee. ijj| "He c.vuie on :x matter oJE UusiueiS." '"' "N.inie his business." "Ho cumo here, fellow citi/.ens, buy real estate :iud nuke tho towi boom." The committee he'd a consultation..] aud in iv few niiutiles the spokesman 1 ! was re.uly to report. 3 "\Voll, colonel," 1,0 si'ul, addressing! the msin ou tho b.irrel. :v.i ho untied tha | prisoner's h.imU aud took tho ro£ from around his neck, ''on your state ment that ho did not steal them we will let the prisoner »o, and beside speakiu' of his business here, wo ain'l tlio kind of people th.it wants tn hang : crazy man, nohow," iind the gonllunu from Wuco got back to Waco as fast i lie conkl with a busted boom on hands.--Detroit Free Press. Clour Case of Contempt. The dispenser of the finest brands, ·western justice sat on a soap box. the Detroit Free I'ress, with a law spreud before him on aa up-eadi whisky barrel. *.; "AVho arrested this man?" bo asT as the prisoner stood up before him. "Wo did," responded half a do citizens standing around. "What's the cfiargoP" "Hoss stealin'." "Kin yon prove it?" "You beteber life we kin; we ketched him in tlio act." The ludge looked ugly. "Will you swear to it?" he asked, "Course vre will; didn't we jist yon we ketched. him at it?" "All right, gents," said the jt blandly, as he iuid his gun across law book, "I'll flue each aa' every one* of you $10 and costs for contempt of ; court In fetchin' him hero, and diamisi " the case agin the prisoner. You oughter stmng him up wh«n you kotohed him." T'YIeruIly Advice. Burglar--"Don't shoot!" Householder (angrily)--"Why should-^ n't I shoot? Von eimio here to rob, ; If necessary, to miirdar." "Just HO. 1 ought to bo sbot, and i you've got (he drop on me. you can _ ,, it, but tor your o w n sake, [ advise yoffi not to." "Why not, pray?" "First, the shot will cull the poll«§i who will rush in, smash whioheverhef" they find up and that will be you* Bocond, you'll be hurried off to a filthjj cell, full of disease and bedbugs kept there u n t i l the day for trial; tl although you will be declared guilty, of course, you will have to the lawyers. Better let mo curry what I've got and sleep in pence comfort. I'll t h a n k you for purse." %J "Hern luke it. Burglars come ehcap«i;fe! than lawyers."---J/. ). \\'wl(ly. -fl Spencer--How did you manage t»3 decipher tliono hieroglyphics? Are yottji; un export? ,£1 FerjjiiMi.n -Yes. I iweil to put up i prosciipt'uins in a drug time. -r » t«lti tb«J! POULTRY HOUSE HEATER. On* T l » t «rrl«« fin th« Fonl A i r Through M Hmolco IMp*. A e h r n p heater, by which the foul Blr is enrried off t h r o u g h a smoke-pipo, arid th'- air warmed around the heater, t h u s avoiding 'be odor from burning oil. iss*nt us by .Nfr. J. F/. Weber, ol I l l i n o i s Mr \\eber (fives it fr-e to all dosirint' to nv» it. In th* illustration, A i4 a hot-air ohnmbor. Tha cold air, *nU-rinff at I-/, b^eom^s hoatw], panning out at th^ pipe K. B is ft drum, whero the lamp is placed, xwith a tight top at X, a few holes being: punchod at thq Planting: the Standard All hail C o l u m b u s ' Ik-hold t'.ie j^rt-al n a v i g a t o r as lie lands. The p e r i l s of the t l c i - p an- past The c l o u d s o f f e a r h a v e T,a:n\hed. The n i s ; h t of y l o o m has ended. In t h e h ' - a v e n s t l i o sun of SIR cess s h i m s r e s p l e n d e n t . M o r n i n g lias d a w n e d . I m p e r i o u s l y the b a n n e r of h a u g h t ) Spain greets t h e day- l i ^ l H . I'pon i t s f l u t t e r i n g f o l d s are i n s c r i b e d the d e ' - i i n : c . s of A n e w w o i l d I ' s j f ' e a m i n j ; s \ r f a ' e m a r k s a long- a d v a n c e HI tin evo- l u t i o n o f t h e h u m a n r a t e . I t t i l l s a s t o r \ of p r o p h e c y u n p . i r a l l e l c d , o f d e v e l o p c n i e n t t i n a p p r o a i h e d i n t h e f u l l n e s s o f i e i ordcd t i m e . It c r o w n s w ; f h t r i u m p h t h e e f f o r t s o f g e n i u s The W o r l d ' s 1 a i l c o n t a i n e d no f i n e r .statue of the g r e a t discoverer t h a n t h i s colossal I n j u r e H c o m m a n d e d f r o m i t s pedestal t h e e a s t e r n ( i . t r a i n e t o t h e A d m i n i s t r a t i o n b u i l d - ing. The n i a j " s l y of i t . .'.Hn.-n-ioi.s, the v i g o r and aggressiveness o f i t s r x p r - s s i o n a n d ( i . f a i t i s u c f i n i s h o f i t s composition made i t a d u . i t e d a s a g e n u i n e s c u l p t u r a l t r i u m p h . Another Standard Proudly Displayed at the Pair was that of Dr. Price'sCream Baking Powder A Standard of Excellence for Forty Years. It was the standard of unequalled strength, perfect purity and wholesome results. The award to Dr. Price's of highest honors at the Fair furnishes conclusive evidence of , t»-^f its tuperiority over all other baking powoers.^ NEWSPAPER!

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