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LAST »•» th« T«tt: "With i H»» ¥**««, •' • With Twain H* $H« #p*t* and *»tth T*raln-H« IN* JMf"—I8*!»h 6:9. Rf'A hospital of lep- 'rosy good King Uzziah _ha*d died, and (he whole land was shadowed with solemnity, and theological and : prophetic Isaiah was thinking about religious things, as one is apt to do in , tlmo of great na- bereavement, and forgetting the .presence of hlu wife and two sons who -toade up his fatally, he has a dream, mot like the dreams of ordinary character, which generally come from indl- , but a vislpn most instructive.' tinder the touch of the hand of the Almighty. ~~~. ~ : "~'" : " '."' " : ' r ; ; : " : ' .'"'.'"•'" • ; The place, the ancient temple: build- grand, awful, majestic. Within tJbat temple a throne higher and grander than that Occupied by any czar or Milan or emperor, On that throne, the< 'Eternal Christ- In lines surrounding that throne, the brightest celestials, ot tho cherubim, but higher than they, e most exquisite and radiant of the toeavenly inhabitants: the seraphim, are called burners because they like fire. Lips of flre, eyes of flre, iet of flre. In addition to the features and the IJmbs which suggest a human .being, there are pinions, which suggest the lithest, the swiftest, the most buoy, ant and the moat aspiring of all unintelligent creation—a bird. Ea'ch seraph B!X wings, each two of the wings '/for a different purpose,* Isaiah's dream XtMlvers and flashes with these pinions, folded,"; now spread~now'heaten his feet, 'with iwaln he covered his face, and with twain 4 he did fly." - ';.- '•• ;- •'.. -. -- ';. . ' The probability is that these wings •were not all' used at once, Tho seraph standing there near the throne overwhelmed, at the insignificance of the .paths his feet had trodden as', compared with the paths trodden by the feet of God, and with the lameness of Ubis Idcomotion amounting almost to ;decrepitude as,compared with the dl' virfe velocity, with feathery veil of "Angelic modesty hides the feet. "With .-twain he did coyer the feet." ,' Standing there overpowered by the , overmatching splendors of God's glory, •, and unable longer with the eyes to look ,tipon them, and, wishing 'those eyea .shaded from 'the insufferable glory, the pinions gather over the countenance. 1th twain he did cover the face." en aa God tells this seraph 'to go to of light and love and Joy, get back before" the first anthem, it does not take the seraph a. great to spread h|m self upon the air with unimagined celerity, one stroke ' equal to tea fo fV li<v,*j" Of f I -•"!?," In duo Mmr." ''cynn'TtM wUh thf world's dissolution: "He shall g«t one foot on the sea and the other, on-thft- earth." Giro t»e the history of your foot, and I will give you the history of your lifetime. Tell me up wfeat steps It hath gone, down what declivities, and in what .roads and in what directions, and I will know more about you than 1 want to know, None of us could, ea- dure the scrutiny. Our feet not always In patha of God. Sometimes In paths of worldlinesa. pur feet, a divine and glorious machinery for usefulness and W0fk77s0 often making missteps, so often going In the wrong direction. God knowing every step, the patriarch saying, "Thou settest a print on the heels of my feet." Crimes of the hand, crimes of the tongue, crimes of the eye, crimes of the ear not worse than crimes of the foot. Oh, we want the wings of humility to cover the feet. /Ought we not to gci into self-abnegation- before the all-searching, all-scrutinizing, all- trying eye of God? The seraphs do. How much more we? "With twain he covered the feet." , AH this talk about the dignity .ol human nature Is braggadocio and sin. Our nature started at the hand of God regal, but it' has been pauperized. There is a well In Belgium which once had very pure water, and it was stoutly masoned . with stone and brick; but that well afterward became the center of the battle of Waterloo. At the open- Ing of the battle the soldiers with ttfelr sabers compelled the gardener,' Wllflam Von Kylsom, to draw water out of the well for them, and it was very pure water. But the battle raged, and three hundred dead and halt dead were flung into the well for quick and easy burial; so that the well of refreshment became the well of death, and long after, people looked down into the well and they saw the bleached" skulls but no water. So the human soul was a well of good, but the armies of sin have fought around It; and fought across H and-been-Blalnr-and-lt-lmB-becomQla- well of skeletons. Dead hopes, dead resolutions, dead opportunities, dead ambitions. An abandoned well unless Christ shall reopen and purify and fill It as the well of Belgium never was. Unclean, unclean. " Another seraphic posture in the text: "With twain toe covered the face." That means reverence Godward.. Never so much irreverence abroad In \ the world as to-day. You see it In the defaced statuary, In . the cutting out, of figures from flno paintings, In the chipping of monuments for a memento, in the fact that military guard must stand at the grave of Lincoln and Garfield, and that old shade trees must be cut down -for firewood, though fifty ^George P. Morrises beg the woodmen to spare the tree, and that caHs a corpse. a cadaver, and that speaks of death as going over to the majority, and substitutes v for the reverent terms father and mother, "the old man" and "the Told woman," and finds nothing Impressive in the ruins of Baalbec or the columns of Karnac, and sees no difference. in the Sabbath from other days except it allows more dissipation, and _reads the Blblo In what is called higher ('leagues of air. "With twain be did fly." '., The most practical and useful lesson '•' tor you and me—when we see the ser- i%«ph spreading his wings over the feet. '*j ls< the lesson of humility at imperfection. The brightest angels of God are so fr -''far beneath God that he charges them j^j with folly. The 1 eeraph so far beneath ^ God, and we so far : beneath the seraph service wrought to be plunged in 31 humility, utter and complete. Our feet, .how laggard they'h'av.e heeri In the di'„. vine service.-Our feet, how many mis-' .~ atepa they tiave; taken." OUrTfee^TTn" Jp how many "paths bjf : woridlinesa atid *f Jolly they have walked. • ..,"-Neither Qod nor seraph intended to any dishonor upon that which is one of the-masterpiecea of Almighty ''*•-"•* xt human foot. Physiologist and i overwhelmed at the won- f, Its organization. The Bridge- Treatise, written by Sir Charles i on tbe wisdom and goodneu of as Illustrated in the human hand, fVwas'a result of the''140,000 bequeathed ^fin the last will and testament of the ^3Karl of Brldgew ( ater, for the encour- ^ggement of Christian literature.' The could afford to forgive hia ec- s, though he had two dogs j|t his table, and though he put i* dogs alone in an equipage* drawn ..^y four horses and .attended by two fiootmen. With his large bequest in- Ittotag Sir Charles pell to write so w&iuable a book on the wisdom of God the structure of the human hand, \ world could afford to' forgive his ?' eiiditles. And the world could now af- Jord to have another Earl of Bridger. hpwever idiosyncratic, if he '•would induce some other Sir Charles e}l to write a book on the wisdom and /goodness of God In tne construction of % the human foot. The articulation of ''•*•"' bows, th^ lubrication of its Joints, j gracefulness of its lines, the in'-' f Msuity of its cartilagefirtlie delicacy * u ' Its veins, tbe rapidity of Its muscu-. contraction; the sensitiveness of its . • .• -..••.. ,-ri I gound the praise's of the< human With that we halt or climb or It is the _ foundation of the fabric. It is the base of a column. .With it the war- braces himself for battle. With it Jljfts orator plants himself for euloglunm, * • With it the toller reaches his work, 'i'Wttu it ihe outvaged stamps hia in- ioa. Its loss an irreparable, dis- Jta health aa invaluable eo,uip-' \i you want to know its value, maa whosa f oc»t paralyfils bath d, or BWKibiaery hath crushed, keife tftO* amputated. It specl&i care: thy to criticism, making it not the Word of God but a good book .with some fine things in it. Irreverence never so much abroad. How many take the name of God in vain, how many trivial things said about .the Almighty. Not willing to have God- In the world, they roll up an Idea of sentimentality and -human- itarlanlsm and impudence and imbecility, and .call it God. No wings of reverence over the face, no taking off of jshoes on holy ground. You, can tell from the way they talk they could have jnade- a-bettep- worId - than^ th is,—and that-the God of the Bible Bhocks'eve'ry sense of propriety. They talk of the love of God in a way that shows you they believe it does not make any dlf- ferenpe.how bad a man Is here, he will come In at the shining gate. They talk of the love' of God. In a way which' shows,, you,' they think it is a general jail delivery/ for all the abandoned and the scoundrelly of the universe. No punishment hereafter for any "wrong done here. . ' The Bible gives two descriptions of God,, and they are Just.opposite, and they are both true. Intone place the Bible says God . is love.' In another place the Bible says God Is a consuming flre. The explanation In'plain-as plain can be.; God through Christ love. Gpd out. of Christ is. fire." To w}n the qne and to escape the other we have only to throw, ourselves body, mind and soul into Christ's Keeping. "No," says Irreverence, "I want v no atonement, I want no pardon, I want no intervention;:! will go up and face God, and I will challenge him, and I will defy ,him, and 'J, will ask him what he wants to do with me." So the finite confronts the infinite, so a taok hammer tries to brealc a thunderbolt, so the breath of hunun nostrils defies' the everlasting Pod. while the hierarcha of baaven bow thu head and bead the knee as the K'injs's chariot goes by, and tte archangel turns away feecause he can»ot endure the splendor, and tho. chorua of all the empires of heaven comes in with full diapason "Holy, holy, holy!" Reverence for sham, reverence for the old merely becalise it ifl old, rever- fence, for ntupldjty, however learned revereoee for incapacity however finely inaugurated, J have none. BuVwe want more, reverence for God, more reverence for the_ sacraments, more reverence for the Bible, more reverence for the pure, more reverence for the good. Reverence a characteristic of all great nature?. You hear it in 4he roll of the master oratorios. You 5ee it iu the Kaphaela and Tttians &ud fehirlandajos. You stufly it Sa the ar« of tbe Ahollabs and CSiHsto- Wr*aa, 3Do not be flippant God. Po &6t Joke ftbout <li.-s.th. Po «f upon him. FnvolimtnrUy th* romr up. "With twain IM> <*ov- sred his face." * » * As yort take a pinch of salt or powtter between, your thumb and two fingers, BO Isaiah indicates God takes up the fcarth. He measures the dust of the larth, the original there indicating that Jod takes ail the dust of all the con- ;inents between the thumb and two- ingers. You wrap around your,hand blue ribbon five times, ten times. You eay it is five hand-breadths, or it s ten hand-breadths. So indicates the jrophet God winds the blue ribbon of the sky around his hand. "He meteth out tho heavens with a span," You mow that balances are made of a beam suspended in the middle with two basins at the extremity of equal hoft In that way what a vast heft has been weighed. But what are all the balances of earthly manipulation com" pared with the balances that Isaiah saw suspended when he saw God putting into the scales the Alps and the Appenines and Mount Washington and ihe Sierre Nevadas. • You see the earth bad to be ballasted. It would .not do to "have tpo much weight in Europe, or too much weight in Asia, or too much Weight Ifl Africa, or in America; so when God made the mountains he weighed them. The Bible distinctly says BO, God knowa the weight of tho great ranges- that cross the continents, the tons, the pounds avoirdupois, the ounces, the grains, the millegrammes —Just how much they weighed then, and just how much they weigh now. "He weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance." See that eagle in the mountain nest. It looks so sick, so ragged-feathered, so worn-out and so half asleep. IB that eagle dying? No. The ornithologist will tell you It is the moulting season with that bird. Not dying, but moulting. You see that Christian sick and Weary and worn-out and seeming about to expire on what is 'called his death-bed. The world says he is dying. I say It is the moulting season for his soul—the body dropping away, ^Jie-celestial-pinlons-comlng-onr—Nptr dying, but moulting. Moulting out of darkness and sin and struggle into glory and into God. Why do you not shout? Why do you sit shivering at the thought of death and trying to hold back and wishing you could stay here forever, and. speak of departure as though/-the subject were filled with skeletons and the varnish of coffins, and as though you preferred lame foot to swift wing? . O people of God, let us stop playing the fcol and prepare for rapturous flight. When your soul stands on the verge of this life, and there are vast precipices beneath, and -sapphlred domes above* which way will you fly? Will you swoop Or will you soar? WilV you fly downward or will you ^..upward? Everything on the wing this day bidding us aspire. Holy Spirit on the w.lng. --Angel'of the New Covenant on the wing. Time on the wing, flying away from us.- ! Eternity on the wing, flying toward us. Wings, wings, wings! Live so near to Christ that when you are dead, people standing by your lifeless body will not soliloquize, saying: "What a disappointment life was to him; how-averse he/was to departure; what a pity It. was he had to die; what an awful calamity." Rather standing there may they see a sign more, vivid on your stilliface than, the vestiges of pain,, something that will indicate that it was a happy exit—the clearance from oppressive quarantine, the cast-off chrysalld, the moulting of the faded and the useless, and the aa- 'cent r from malarial valleys to bright, shining mountain-tops, and be led to eay, as they stand there contemplating your humility and your .reverence In life,—and- your-happiness. in death: "With twain he covered the feet, with twain he covered'the tace, with twain he did fly." Wings!, wings! Wings! Brave Children. The Denver Republican quotes*" an Interesting story of childish" heroism, related by Mr. Spearman, attorney for the department of Justice at Washington. He has bean taking testimony concerning eome Indian .depredation claims. In taking such 1 testimony, he 8"ays, I frequently hear. Interesting stories concerning early frontier life. I remember one case In particular, one of the most remarkable exhibitions of courage in an eight-year-old boy that I have ever heard of. " It occurred near the town of Beaver, in Utah. A ranch was attacked by Indians, and a man. who was visiting the ranchman was killed, and for a while it seemed as if the -whole party, wife, and children. would fajl a prey to the savages. The house was surrounded by the Indians, and the people within defended themselves as best they could; but the ranchman, watching his opportunity, lowered his little boy and his daughter, who was but twelve years of age, from the back window and told them to try and make their way to the canon and follow it down to Beaver, where .they could obtain help. The children succeeded in reaching the canon unobserved; and 'with presence of mind and bravery which I think remarkable for a child of that age, the boy told his sjtjter to follow one side of the canon and he would follow the other, so that in. .case the Indians should find one of them the other might not be observed; The children got safely to Beaver, where a party was organized which hastened to the rescue of the besieged. At the beginning' pf the 'siege the ludians had heard the children in the house, and uvissing their voices, the alert savages discovered that they had gone and endeavored to overtake them; but beiug unsuccessful, and knowing that help wou|d soon arrive, they witkdU'ew before tli§ reg- ouer* cowjW r<&a$b. ibe With Jtoup. In a recent is#ue of the Farmers' Review I saw an article concerning roup. t thought I would write you on the matter and also state the tips and downs I have had wltht this most dreadful disease. I will answer the parson wb6 wrote the article In the Review by saying your house IB too Warm, or perhaps you keep up your birds two or three days at a Umo in the coldest weather — then when you let them out the change Is too much for them. Or perhaps you have too tnany In one house. What shall you do? Do not shut the house up tight at nlgfht, Just enough so the combs will not freeze, a warm winter like 43ifs. I have closed both windows rind doors tout very few nights this winter. I leave "one or the other open, but not both, for If they are opposite .one another It will cause a draft . But if the wind blows in one window it will not do any damage. For treating the birds now rick, make a mixture, mostly lard with a little carbolic acid and red pepper in it. Grease their heads every day for three OK four days, that is, the filck ones. Put a little of this mixture la the roof of the mouth, by means of a small ell can that has a good spring bottom' that will throw it up Into their heads. Then keep a little carbolic acid in their drinking water; Le't them all run, together, and all that can see to eat and are alble to do so will be well In a week or two. Try.it and let me hear If it doesn't work. Of course, If a bird is so weak it can't eat. I use the hatchet on those, and bairn or bury them, but that Is not the case once in twenty with me. Better let your blrda be a little' chilly at night than ~BO~warm theyrwill take cold-when-out next day. Never shut np birds In a TFoxTor sinallTiouse tcTdoctor •IheffirThe' air wilt got foul, and kill them surely. Turn them out, and if they die they would die anyway. Of course, Judgment should be used, and the birds should never b'e turned out of doors in a hard storm or put out into a snowbank. Fowls must have (owl air, and that is x fresh' air, if you want them 1.0 be healthy. I know that many per- eons will tell you to ehut up your sick fowls when you want to doctor them. But I don't care what they say. I have teen fighting the roup for ten or fifteen years. I think I have used every remedy known. I keep fronvlOO to 200 birds every year, and I think I have. not lost eix in. two years from roup. Now", I .expect, some breeder will Jump On me and say I am a crank^oFfool,' or that my success is merely luck. Well, let. them say so; only, ifriends/try my remedy for roup, and if it be not a success write me up. Come and see my birds or write to some of my neighbors if you think that roup robs me of my sleep. True, I can look back five or eix years to the time when this disease was a worry, to me, but that time _la. gone, .I.h.op.e_neyer_tp.. return. I dp not charge~ypu~aiayQiing f6rTLHese~cas Iron .rules, as some may call them, and I have nothing to sell in the medicine line. : But these rules have saved my poultry, and why won't they do the same for you? You may hear more relating to this later, and knowing that many a poor breeder haa lost valuable birds for want ot this very Information, I am putting him only . where I once stood myeelf. I pen this, .trusting Jt may be. of use to many and not fall by the. wayside. --•---*•: --- — -. H. C. Hunt Delavan. 111. Hindrance* of Turkey Balling. ' Myrlcb, in 'his book on "Turkeys and How to Grow Tbem," says: "The chief hindrances and obstacles to turkey. growing are human and animal thieves, lice and disease. You can always find a market for your dressed turkeys; you can generally make satisfactory arrangements with -your neighbors, if your birds trespass upon their land; but all the obstacles may be overcome by patience, perseverance and intelligence. In the more thickly settled portions of the country, thle_vea are the worst enemies the turkey grower has. •In some parts of New England poultry thieving seems to be a profession with some people, as pur court records, when a culprit is caught, will show. But these thieves rarely steal in their own neighborhood. They center in some large town' er city and go out by night with teams, five, ten, and ^sometimes twenty miles in their predatory, excursions. If your turkeys : roost out of doors, It will be necessary to keep one or more dogs to warn you of the approach of the thieves. Of animals, dogs do more mischief than foxes.- II you cannot cure your dog of worrying turkeys, shoot him. For other animals, the gun, traps and poison, Judl- ciouBly used, are effective ' remedies. Lice, a great annoyance to the poultry keeper, may Ije exterminated from your flock, if they get possession, but it is easier to keep them away. If the young turkey begins to droop, refuses to eat, and acts depressed, at once examine the head for lice. You many find three or four large brown ones half buried in the flesh. Rtsmova them and rub the head with sweet oil or fresh lard mixed with kerosene. .Examine also the ends of the wings. There you may find B,ome large gray lice, which must be treated in. like maaaer. 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