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SATURDAY EVENING TELEGRAPH ALTON, ILLINOIS not plaoo Iho chum ntfnlnst Ah(In) Hntnld in tho bunds of the Schlcy !>>Uuct.lou Agency 1 ? The nlnety-four-ponnd jockey flint jots nion-thousniid-dollni 1 salary shows ilii! vnluo of oondonsntlon. When China tenrs down IIS famous \Vnll II might work In the atone us a foundation for Us new civilization. Ocnornl August I rises to remark thnt bo "lias done bis duty ns n Spaniard." I'hon ho ought to bo eoiirt-martinlod. They did not lake Columbus' bonus dottle 'because he was Hie only Spanish soldier that succeeded In lanilljig on this j)owi>y spont nearly flfty thousand 3olmrs'' worth of ainmiinltlon nt Manila, but while It went quick it also wont a groat way. ! . Slum Ing up a reckless tnlkor by put- this him In Jail Is not the worst possible In Krance. Sometimes they till a ninn elmrt with thu guillotine. Adopting European dross nmong Mhcr habits in China may not lie level- ling tho Chinese wall, but It's a kind >f imikltig; bronchos In It. Ohlrm is .a truly barbnrons country, when; (people In power will kill a man who is In their way-lnstead of merely Miispirlng to blnokeu his reputation, IK In civilized lands. Wo can roadily brllovo Slpnor Pern- elni'H statement that Lillian. Kussell iIooHH'l know how to play pokor well enough to \v!u. Lillian's most striking iilay always has been to give away her hand. •_ __ It Is reported tlnvt the Kmporor of Rhino, was assassinated because lie appeared In 'a suit of European -clothes. Unfortunately the m'.-nger dispatches Jo not say whether his pantaloons ivere turned up or not. In .'-Paris a young woinan called to 500 an editor, and. llmllng that he was not in, left throe holes through the lungs of his nsslsliint and walked out. tii-iimtelng to cull again. They seem to tin vi- some ver.V striking social ens- -.clua ever there. • Our war with Spain was paid Cor almost before it was hoL-un. The appropriations mr.de by Congress have not yet been exhausted, and (he receipts from ho revenue bill have already netted n surprisingly large «"'». Kl '" m pv " try point of view our resources as a nation are the wonder of the world. William Waldorf Aslor U a type of tho Imitative and useless American aristocrat, living- only for himself and .exciting derision and ill will against his class. Miss Helen Could, living for Dtiiers, and so gracing her own life, is «. type of the aristocrat that no country tan have, too many of. It all comes back to tho slmphMruth that " 'tis only noble to be good.", Every almsliotifie in the land is full of old bachelors, pule, moping men, who meditate on childhood anil Its memories of friends. If old r.ge comes with wealth then the. bachelor realizes that the sweetest tilings of life cannot he bought. His house is not a home. Those who wait on him work not for love, hut for wages. He is like a traveler In a strange land, who wishes for i genuine resting place aud someone to look nt whom he loves, Li Hung Chang Is a (hvifty Chinaman anil probably has sense enough lo join in the American contempt of the flummery of the yellow Jacket. He reran Ins a great power In the country. -He Is accounted the greatest statesman of Iho vast empire, but he bus been, it appears, c6nnlvlng wltlia foreign country against the government of his own. 3'hat is what such performances are t-alled In this country. China Is lu had shape. It cannot recover through the I'irtuo of inlollisenre of its -people. Tboy 'merely represent extent In population. They have no hand in the gov- rrument. The present generation could ioflrecly Imbibe the urlmnry lessoiis of liberty. The timtf'ls ripe for di.smem- bermuiii. The l$6,yiil Academy ot 1/ondon; the oldest otrexlsting aft-, Societies, "celebrated this summer' Its one hundred »tid thirtieth anniversary. A comparison of Its latest exhibit, selected from over fourteen thousand statues and paintings, with that of the Soolely of AJts of 170", emphasizes beyond words tho growth of public taste. Throe Moms from tho earlier catalogue are: Two birds In shell work, on a rock decorated with sea-coral; a landscape In buniau hair; a frame of various devices, cut in velvet with scissors, con-. talning the Lord's Prayer In. the cum- pass of a silver threepence. The road- ?r smiles. Ho has seen such art In American "best parlors." It Is safe to predict iliar, except as curiosities of tlurpnst, the next generation will know thorn no more. The brilliant charge of the Twenty- first Lancers at the groat battle of Om- (liirmnn has given that regiment a place Iji history scarcely inferior to that of tho light brigade at Buhikluva, and Kti- gluib papers are full of accounts of its history In connection with Its newly- won honors. Though on Its present footing it Is the youngest of the cavalry reglmoula of the British army, the first to hear thu name was organized In 17*1, and after serving through the great wins of the Napoleonic era and In almost every quarter of the globe was disbanded in \K'M. Its fame as n regiment In history Is marre/1 only by tho • memory ot Lieut. Gen YVn, -lock, who was co'H't-mnrllaled for his blunder- Ings in tho Huenos Ayres campaign of l.sOT mid declared "to ho totally iiiitlt and unworthy to servo his Majesty In any military capacity whatever." from Ih'JO to 1801 the Twenty-first disappeared from tliu roster of British rogl- menta, but since the latter date It has liiid Us share of tho various wars In India and Africa in which KnglanJ has liijcu engaged. A detachment of tho Twenty-first went up the Nile with Lord AVoIseloy In 188-1 and wus engaged oi Abii Kleii. Afterward the regiment wont lo India, serving there until 1800, when it was transferred to Egypt to Inhi- part lu the present Nile expedition. II,) record In the Anglo-Kgyplinn army had been an excellent one previous to (bo crowning victory of Umdurmiiii. Now It has a place Hocuml lu none In Llie Jii'ltliih army. "(Jive me a handful o( hairpins," all eminent cracksman In reported to havu said, "and J euro not who curries the jimmies." A travolw lost on oijw those trackless Australian plains us he wept, tours of Joy when he suddenly cnme neross a rusty hairpin. An nrchnoologlsf, who recently crossed Arnbln, fancied he had penetrated among certain ruins where no modern foot had ever pressed. "I looked nroiind," h" remarks', "nnd there on the ground before mo wore; a cotk and it hairpin.'* In short, Iho linlrpln Is perhaps tho one nb!<|iilions article of \vmti nn's nlilre. More than Hint, It combines In Itself n host of uses of which Its designer never dreamed. Put the hairpin In the hiiiuls rtf an Intelligent man and he will mnke it ns useful ns nn ,ix. Look at tho Instance afforded by that molornian oii n suburban electric road In the Kast. As he wns gnily whlz'/ing neross country n fuse burned out and the car was stalled. Did tho motorman despair'/ Did lie unhook his handle and get off and sit on the near-by fence, nnd stolidly wait an hour for Hie next motor to come along nnd shove his helpless vehicle Into town? Did he hang around while the Irascible passengers vary the charges ot abuse for everything connected with tho fond,' from the President down lo tin;, humblest wiper? Not milch. He merely looked the damage over, then thrust his head Into tho car and asked for a hairpin. One wns Immediately passed forward, nnd the wise motormnn, in n manner which the non-technical reader would not understand, substituted the bent wire for the ruined fuse, ami n moment later whizzed ahead, with everybody rejoicing. It was but an added proof of tho nil- round vnluo of one of tho simplest and yet most useful of civilization's implements. fndn .Sum will more cash In ills treasury at the end of this fiscal year, than, hi! did before the War began, ns the cost of the light with Spain will be far below the most conservative estimates, and legislation will be needed to prevent a congestion of money In tho national treasury. The cost of the war, including tho maintenance of garrisons lu Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippines, until .Tune 80 next, seems likely to drop below $23ri,000,000. To offset those estimated expenditures there arc two large items of revenue, the sale of S'JOO.OOii.OOO Iii I! per cent, bonds and the collections under the now internal revenue law. Tho latter were about $i;},000,000 In .Inly and ?1'J,000,000 lu August. If they continue to average !?1U,000,000 a mouth, tho total collections at the end of the fiscal year would lie about ?1-K),000,OUO. These two sources of income Ihei'ofore will afford an excess over probable disbursements for tlu> year of ,<i 105,000,000. The treasury baiam.'O on March ;»1, when the expenditures for tho war began to assume serious Importance, was $-iiO,l(Jli,!M-J. The surplus from Iho bonds nnd the revenue will swell tills balance at thi» closo of Iho fiscal yonr to about $;!."!,- OfKMW. The current monthly receipts from the now revenue law will more thiin pay for the maintenance of garrisons In all the former Kpnulsli possessions, and tlie treasury will still have on hand the largest balance of many yeai-s, consisting of more than (wo-lhirds in gold. Gen. Shatter has informed the War Department that he collected. $KM.OOO at Santiago In customs, duties ami navigation charges during a part of Augvist and that the local expenses for the custom house nnd tho municipality wore only about $1^,000. If iho handsome not revenue thus Indicated for Santiago should be duplicated at Havana, San Juan do Porto Itioo and Manila, the treasury might be relieved of the expenditure of ,?10,000,000 per month set down for garrisons from November till June, nnd another sum of $80,000,000 added to the available surplus. A. groat congestion of money in the treasury like this would call for legislation to reduce the amount, restore the currency to the channels of circulation and guard ngainst congestion lu the future. APPENDICITIS. It Cannot Bo Cured Without nu Operation. " • That there Is really no medical cure for appendicitis, oven though some cases recover wlthoutoperatlon, Is the oplntqn of many eminent physicians, aud according to experience, though it is a surgical disease, operation may not be necessary In every case, from the fact that the aliment Is a stoppage of the drainage from the appendix to tho colon, nnd preliminary treatment is often worse than useless. Thus tho opium treatment, though relieving pain nnd discomfort, entirely masks tho symptoms nt a most Important time, for it is in Uio tirst twenty-four hours from the beginning of the attack that physicians can decide not only ns to the diagnosis, but as to the probable course ami result of tho case. It is found, for instance, that If there Is no Increase In urgency In five or six hours tho patient is not in Imniodifdc duugcr when kept at perfect rest In bed, nud If In twelve hours there Is still 110 increase In the severity of tho symptoms the patient should begin to Improve. On tho other hand, If the urgency of the case has steadily Increased In fivclve hoars from tho time when tho diagnosis was niiido nn operation will probably be called for. After two nt tucks a patient Is sure to have n third.—Medical News. Unpleasant Iniputatinq. Among the stories told of Dr. Km- 1110118, a well-known clergyman of a former day nnd generation, there nre many which show Ills keen wit. In I ho town where ho was pastor there lived n jihyslclnu who was a pantheist, nnd took pains to let every one know It. Ho had made frequent boast thnt. he could easily conquer Dr. Kuunons In argument, and one day came his chance. He nnd the doctor met at the 'house of a sick ninn. "How old nre yon, sir'/" asked the physician, brusquely. "Sixty-two," replied Dr. Kmiuons, quietly, although his eyes showed his Hiii'iii'lso. ".May 1 ask ymir ago In turn'.''' "I've been alive since tho creation In one form or another," said the physician, curtly. "Ah, then 1 suppose yon wore with Adam and Kvo In the giirdon of KdenV" Inquired the doctor. "Certainly," came tho reply. "Um!" mild l*r. Kmmons, placidly, meditating on the other's fnco. "I always thought there was n third povsiin then-, but some have differed from me." Blow to I'Atout itlocllcliion. An ordinance has been passed lu r,os Annoles, Cul., forbidding the distribution and throwing aliotif of samples of drugs nnd jmlont medicine!) In any public can*' oilier conveyance, on any public Direct or alley, oi- in iiuy pi'ivnlo yurd or premises. 1'a.lH AlwiiyH Smell. (,'ats can smell oven during Bleep. When n piece of mont Is pluced lininc- dl.-itoly In front of a sleeping cat's nose tho nostril* begin to work im thu scent is perceived, and nn luatuut later thu cut will wuiio tij), A drlvTntTn>iu~T» ull right for horseman, but a light shower Uio cyclist, the I N this discourse l>r. Talinnso select-, om; of the boldest figim-M »f the Hibio to present most prnetienl nnd oneotii- aginu truths; text, KplinniaiiH vi.. 1-. "\\ e wrestle not ngfiiust tlfsh nnd blooil, but ORninst principalities, ncipinst powci-K. n(?ninsl Ihe rnlors of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in hitfli plaf-cH." HijiieamiKhnoss and fiisliilionsni>s« were never i-hari^ui ng:iin,st 1'aul'n rhetoric, in the war against evil he took the first weapon ho could lay his liiiml on. l-'or II- hiHti-utioii, ho employed tlie theater, tin- iironn, the foot race, ami there was nothing in the Isthmian yamo, with its wreatn of pine leaves, or Pythian snme, with it« wreath of laurel ami palm, or Nenionn C.'imo, with its wrp.-illi of parsley, or any lloman circus, but he felt he had a right to put it in sermon or epistle, and lire you not surprised that: in my text lie calls upon n wrestling bout for snctrestivcnesKV t'lu- tarch nays thnt wrestling is tlie most nr- tislic nnd cnnninjr of nthlotie games. AVo must make n wide difference between pugilism, the lowest of spectacles, and wrestling, which is an effort in sport to lint down another on floor m- ground, and wo—all of us—Indulged in it in our boyhood days if we were healthful and plucky. The ancient wrestlers were first hiithed in oil and then sprinkled with sand. The third throw decided the victory, nnil ninny a man who went down' in the first throw or second throw in tin- third throw was on top, null his opiwnent under. The Itomnm did nol like this name very much, for it was not savngv enough, no blows or kicks being allowed in the game. They prefer- red-iho foot, of hungry panther on the breast of fallen martyr. In wrestling, the opponents would bow- in apparent suavity, advance face to face, put ilown both foot solidly, take each other by the arms and push each other backward ami forward until the work'began in real earnest, and there were contortions and s(rnngMl:(ti<ins nnil violent strokes of the foot of one contestant against the foot of Iho oilier, tripping him up. or. with struggle that tlu-onleat-il apoplexy or dentil, the dofcntoil fell and the shouts of the .spectators greeted the victor. 1 guess Paul had seen some such contest, and it reminded him of Ihe K(niggle of the soul with temptation and the strufeglp of truth with, error and tho struggle of heavenly forces ngninst Apollyonic powers, and lie dictates my text to an amanuensis, for all his letters, save tho one to Philemon, seem to have boon ilietated, anil as the amanuensis goes on with his work 1 hear the groan aud laugh ami shout of earthly ami ccloslial belligerents. "We wrestle not against flesh and blond, but ngainst principalities, against powers, against the rulers of tho darkness of this worhl, uxaiust spiriluai wickedness in high place's." Polite Athletes. I nolice Hint ns 'hose wrestlers advanced to tliriw ouch other they bowed one to the other. It was a civility, not only in Grecian and Roman games, but in later clay, in nil tho wrestling bouts at Clerkenwoll, England, nnd in the famous wrestling match during tho reign of Henry III., In St. Giles' Field, between men of Westminster and people of London. However rough a twist nnd linril n pull each wrestler contemplated Riving his opponent, they ntfpronehed each other with politeness anil suavity. The genuflexions, the affability, the courtesy in no wise hindered the decisiveness of the contest. Well, Paul, I see whnt you mean. In this awful struggle betwoou right and wrong, wo must not forget to be gentlemen ami ladies. Affability never hinders, but always helps. You nre powerless as soon us you get mad. Do not call rumsellers murderers. Do not call infidels fools. Do not call higher critics reprobates. Do not call all card players and theater goers children of the ilevil. Do not say that the dance breaks through into hell. Do not ilenl invitupern- tion and billingsgate and contempt uud adjectives dynamitic. Tho other side can beat us nt that. Their dictionaries have more objurgntion nud brimstone. We lire in tho strength of GoJ lo throw flat on its back every abomination that curses the earth, but let ns approach our mighty antagonist with suavity. Her- eules, son of Jupiter nnd Alcmona. will by n precursor of smiles be helped nilher thnu (inmngcd for the performance of his "li! labors." Let us be wisely strategic in religious circles as attorneys in court rooms, who are complimentary to each other in the opening remarks before they couio into !cj;nl struggle such us tii/it which left liufUH Uhoalo or David Paul Brown triumpht\iil or defeated. People who got into a rage in reformatory work i accomplish nothing but the depletion of their own nervous system. There is such a thing ns having a gun so hot at tho louchholL- that it explodes, killing tlie one thnt sots it off. There are some reformatory meetings to which 1 always decline to go ami take part, iircunsa I hey are apt to become demonstrations ot bud temper. 1 never like to hear a man swear, even though hi; swear on tlie right side. Tlio very Paul who in my text employed in illustration tlio wrestling match behaved on a memorable occasion as wo ought lo behave. The translators of the Hilile niudu an unintentional mistake when they reproKouted Paul as instilling Ihe people Of Athens by sneaking of "tlie unknown god whom ye Ignoraiitly worship." Instead of charging them with ignorance I In. 1 original Indicates ho complimented Ihi-m by suggesting ihnt they were very religious, but us they confessed that there wore Borne tilings they ilij not luiilcrstnud about Goil he proposed lo say tome things concerning him, beginning where they had left oft'. Tin 1 same Paul who haiil in one place, "He courteous," jiml who had nolle- oil the bow preci-iling the wrestling mulch, here exercises suavities before he proceeds practically to llirmv ilown iho rocky Minor the Acropolis the whole Parthenon of idolatries, Minerva ami .lupiler smashed up witli the rest of them. In Iliis holy war polished rilles will do more execution than blunderbusses. .Let our wrestler* bow as they go into the struggle which will ioave nil pcnlitioii miller nnil all heaven ou top. The Tent of PtrniKl.li. Jii'ineniher also dial, these wrestlers went through severe ami continuous course of preparation for their work. They were put. upon «uch iliel an would best develop their muscle. As Paul snys, "Kvery iniyi that Birivoth for the mnsu-ry i» temperate In all thincx" Tin 1 wrciPilori wen- put urnlcr complete discipline - bathing, gymnastics, struggle In UPON with each other to ilcvclop strength anil give (juiek- ness (o dodge of lieiiil and trip «f fool, •looping to lift each other oil' the gnuiinl, suiluYnly riisliinij forward, sinhleiily pulling hacliiviinl, pulling the h-fl fool behind thu other's right fool ami getting his opponent off liis balance, hard I raining for (lays and weeks and months. »o tlnit when they iiiel it was giant clutching giant. Ami, my IriciulM, if wo ilo not want ourselves to bo thrown in this wrestle with lln- sin and error of tho world wo had heller gel ready hy Ghristiun discipline, by holy self-denial, by constant practioe, by mibniHliug to dlvliiy liiipirvix.-il ami ilircc-tion. D° not bcgriiilgo Ihc limn ami the money for that young inuii who is In preparation for the ml«l»lrj', spending two yeurn In gnim- mur acliupl iiiul four years iu tulh/tie uuJ three yenrq in theological seminary. I ki'ow iluit nine years Is n big slice of lake off, of n mnn'u active life, but if yon ro.ilifccd Hie height and. strength of the archangels of r vil in nnr lime witli which j thai young mnn is going lo wivsilc you I would not think nine yelira of preparation | loo much. An inipdiiriitril ininislfy j was rxcusnblr in other days, but not in this tlmr, loaded with Kchools nml college*. A man who Wrote me the other ilny a lot- tor asking advice, as he felt culled lo preach the gospel, hrgnn the word "God" wilh a small g. That kind of a mini i" nol catleil to prench the gospel. Illiterate men. preaching tlic gospel, quote for their own riirnuragrmi'iil tlic Scriptural pnsstign. "Op»ii thy iiioiilh ivide. nml I liil il." Ye.s! He will till il with wind. Preparation for this wro.Hlling is absolutely necessary. Many years ago Dr. Newman and Dr. Sunderland. on the platform of Brigham Young's inlirruarlo at Sail Lake City, gained the victory because Ihey hud so long boon skillful wrestlers for God. uihorwiKc Hriglwm Young, who wn.s himself a ginnl In sumo things, would hare thrown fhrm out of the window. Gel ready in Bible classes. Got ready iu Cliri*- liiin Endeavor Hirelings. Gel ready by giving le'stimojiy in obscure places befoiv giving testimony in i.-onspiciious places. A Mluhly Ht rliuulc. Your going around with a Hagstor'.s Bible, with flaps at the edges, under yonr arm dors not ipialify you for the work of tin nvangrllsf. In this day of profuse cab remember thnt il is not merely rapacity lo talk, lint thr fact that you have HOUIO- Ihing to nay, that, is going to Iii you for (he struggle info which yon [ire lo go wilh n smile on your face anil illumination on your brow, but out of which yon will not come until all yonr physiml and mental and moral nnd religious energies have born taxed to tin; utmost and you have not a nerve loft, or a thought unexpended or n prayer unsniil or a sympathy unwept. In this struggle between right and wrong accept no challenge on platform or tn newspaper unless you are prepared. Do not misapply the story of Goliath the Groat and David the Little. David had been practicing vrljh a (--ling on dogs :ind wolves ami bandits, and a thousand times had he swirled a stone around liis head before ho aimed at Iho forehead of the giant and tumbled him backward, otherwise the big foot of Golinlh would almost have roi'orod up tho crushed form of the son of Jesse. Notice also dial the success of a wrestler depended on liis having liis feet well planted before In- grappled his opponent. Much depends upon the -way tlie wrestler stands. Standing ou .an uncertain piece of ground or bearing all his weight on right fool or all his weigh! on left foot, lie is not. ready. A slight cuff ot his anlax- onisl. will capsize him. A stroke of the heel of the other \vrcsller will trip him. And in this struggle for God ami righteousness, as well as for our own sou!s. we uvmt our feet firmly planted in the gj/spc! —both feet on tho Koek of Ages. It will not do to believe the llib!,; in spots or think sonic of it true and some of ii untrue. You just make up your mind that tin; story of the garden of Kilen is an allegory, and the epistle of James an interpolation and that the miracles of Christ can be accounted for on natural grounds, without any belief In the supernatural, and the first timv yon are iiifi'rlwki-d in a wrestle with sill anil fiitan you will go under and your feet will lie higher than your head. It will not do to have one foot on a rock and tho other on the sand. Tho old book would long ago have gone to pieces if it. had been vulnerable. Hilt of the millions of Bibles that have been printed within the last twenty-five years, nol one chapter has been omitted, and Iho omission of one chapler would have been Ihc cause of tho rejection of Ihe whole edition. Alas, for those who while Irying. lo prove that Jonah was never swallowed of a whale, themselves get swallowed of the wlmlo of unbelief, which digests but never ejects its victims. The inspiration of the Hible is nol more certain than the preservation ot tho Bible ill its present condition. After so many centuries of assault on tho book would it not lie a mntlor of economy, to sny Iho least—economy of brain and economy of stationery nnd economy of printers' ink—if iho ballcrios now assailing the book would change their aim and bo aimed against some other books, and the world shown that Walter Scott did uoit write "The Lady of the Lake," nar Homer "Tho Iliad," nor Virgil "Tho Goorgios," nor Thomas Moore "Liilla Itookli," or that Washington's farewell address was written by Thomiis Pninr, and that tlio war of tin; Amoriitin llevo- liition never occurred. That attempt would be i]iiite as successful as this long timed attack auli-BihIical, a.nd then it: would l>r now. Oil, keep out of ihis wrestling limit with the ignorance and tlio wretchedness of tho world unless yon feel that both feet are planted in tho eternal voracities of the hook of Almighty God! Fciencc of Wrestling:, Notice also that in this science of wrestling, lo which Paul refers in my text, il was the third throw Hint decided the contest. A wrestler might be thrown once and Ihroivn twice, but the third lime h,> might recover himself, and by an unexpected twist of arm or curve of foot gain the day. Well, tha! is broad, .smiling, unmistakable gospel. Some whom I address through car or eye, hy voice or printed ixige, have been thrown in their wrestle with evil habit. Aye, you have been thrown twice, but that iloc.s not mean, oh, worsted soul, Unit yon are tlirwini forever. 1 1 Juice no au- lliority for saying how many limes a man may sin and be forgiven, or how many limes he may fall and yet rise again, but 1 have authority for saying that he umy fall -UK) times, and -Ji)() times ge-i np. Tho Bible declares thnt God will forgive 70 times 7, and if you will employ Ihc rule oT multiplication you will find thai. 70 times 7 is 'Hid. lllrssed he God for such a gospel of high hope nml thrilling eiicoiiragi-- nient nml magnificent rescue. A gospel of lost sheep brought home on shcphcru'ii shoulder, and the prodigals who got ii.lo the low work of putting hunks into swin-.'s" troughs brought home 10 jewelry and bin. Uiieling and hilarity thai made the rafters ling- Three sketches of the same man: A happy home, of which he and a la-sir i;,l;en from a neighbor's house are the m.ileil head. Years of happiness roll on after years of happiness. Stars pointing iiown to na! ivilio.s. And whether aniionm- -d in greeting or not every morning \\a;i a "Good morning" and every ni'.rlit u "Good night," Christmas lives ami May iim-cnc and birthday festivities and Thanlc.-Ki\ ing gatherings around loaded tables. HIM that husband and father forms au unfoi 1 - ijnate acijnainitincc who leads him in circle., too convivial, loo late hoiircd, too scandalous. After awhile, his money gone and ii.it able In bear his par! of Ihc r.vpcuv, he i» gradually shoved mil and ignored and pushed away. Now, what a illlnpidalcd home is his! A dissipated life always shown iUelf in faded window ciii'lalns, and impoverished wardrobe, and dejected Mirrmimlings. nud in hrol'cn palings of the garden fence, and the unhinged gale, and the uk-lncnlcd doorbell, and the disappearance nt wile ami children from scene.-, mining which Ihey kliiiur Ilir bnj,'lilcKl, and laughed ihe gladdest. If ilny man wus ever down, thai husband and father is dim n. A I'owi rlill 1'fic. The fuel is he got illlo a w re-lie with evil thai pushed and pulled li'all n liiorted and exhausted him wm than an." Olympian name ever treated n Giceian, and lie wan thrown thrown out of pn»peiily into gloom, thrown out of u»od asocial.on him bail, thrown "ill of henllh inm iiivi.'idi>ii>. thrown out of happiness into miser;, lint one day while slinking Ihi'oiljjh one of tin- hack mreels, not wishing lo be rceognllieil, a good Ihutiiihl crosscN hU iiilml, for h* lui« lirufil of men llun« lint rising nisuhi. Arriving ut his holme, ho culls his wife iu ami/ abuts the door iiml «p«y»: "Alary, I ."in going to do iljfTcroiitlv, This i» not what 1 promised yoa \\ln-n ve ivere ,nnr- ileil. You have hi'* n very p:ill'.-nl with nnil have borne e\-"i-ythhi!;. aHlioiiEh I wmilil h.'Ue h,i4 no right (o complnhi if .ion hnd |i-ft me ami gone limno In yonr father's hniiM'. It seems to me thnt once or luic-,. ii lit,ji [ lv :is no( tnjx'lr I Klrii'-li vou. anil se\-crnl times. I I.MOU, I i-alletl you hnnl name--. Now I -.vain yirii to forgive me. ] am going lo ilo better, ami 1 wiint yon to help mo." "Help yon';" she says. "Ptless your soul, of course f will drip you. I knew you diiln't mr-nn il when you treated me roughly. All Ihut is in the past. Nnor refer lo it ngnin. To-diiy let us begin anew," Wyiripiilliixini; frlrmls cumr iironnd mi'd kiml bnsincKs people hrlp Ihe man to something to ,|o. so thai he ran again <-nru n living. The chilili-eii soon have clothing so that they can go to Mcliool. Tho old SOIIEI; which the wife «iiug years tigo come hack to her mrmory nnil she sings them over again nl the craillr or while preparing the noonilay titi-al. i)omostir; resurrection! He comes home Mrlicr than lie nseil l», and lie is glad to sprnil (he evening playing games with tbvrhllilrcti or helping tlirni with arithmetic or grammar lessons whirl) nrr> a lillle ton hnnl. Time passes on. ami some outsider suggests to him that lie is mil gelling as much out of it us ho ought rind proposes an occasional vifiit to scenes nf worhllinoys and dissipation. Ho consents to go oiiec, anil, after much solicitation, twice. Then hix old habit. COHICH back, ifo «nys lie has been belated nnd could not get back until midnight. lie had lo see some Western merchant that had Jirriveil and tall; of business wilh him before he got out. of town. Kindness and genialily again quit the disposition of that husband mid father. The wife's heart lireaks in a new place. That man goes into n H'oond wrestle with ovil habit and is Hung and all hell cackles at the moral defeiil. "J tolil you so!" «ny many good people who have no faith In Ihe reformation of a fallen man. "I told you so! You made a great fnsx about his restored homo, hut I knew it. would not last. You can't trust, these fellows who have once gone wrong." So with ibis unfortunate, thing* get worse and worse, and his family have to give up tlie bouse, and tlie last valuable goes lo the pawnbroker's shop. But flint unfortunate man is sauntering along thr street one. Sunday nighl, and he poos up to a church door, and the congregationnn> singing the ,«rroml hymn, tho one just bi>fore sermon, nnd it is William Cowpcr'u glorious hymn: There is a fountain filled with blood Drawn from Emmanm-iV veins, And sinners plunged, beneath the Hood Lose all their guilty .stums. Victory Tlirniiirh Christ. He goes into the vestibule- of tho church and slops there, not feeling well enough dressed to go among tlie worshipers, ami ho hears the minister say, "You will Iiml Ihe words of my text in Luke, the nineteenth chapter and tenth verse. 'The Son ot Man is come to seek and save that which wns lost.' " The lislenur iu the vestibule says: "If any man was ever lo.st, 1 nm lost, and the Son of Man came to save Hint which i.s lost, and he has found me. ami lie w-iil take me out of this lost condition. Oh, Christ, hu v e inerey on me." Tin pour man h«» courage now to eiiivr Ihi ui.ihi audience room, and ho Hits down on tin? lirst seat by the door, and whei; at thi close of the service the minister comet down Ilie aisle the poor man tells his story, and lie is encouraged and invited to come again, and the way is ch-nred for him for membership i» a Christian church, and he feels the omnipotence of wjuu Peter the apostle said when he spoke of those "kept by thr power of God through faith unto complete salvation." Yet he Ls to have one morn wrestle before lie i.s free from evil habits, and he goes into it not in hi own strength, for that has failed him twice, but in Iho strength of tlio Lord God Almighty. Tin- ohl habit seizes him, and ho seizes it, and the wrestlers bend backward and forward mid from side to side in awful struggle, until the moment conies for his liberation, anil wilh both arms infused wilh strength from God ho lifts (hilt habit, swings it iu air anil hurls it into the perdition from which it cnme and from which it never again will rise. Vii.-t.ory, victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ! Hear it, all ye wrestlers! it threw him twice, but the third time ho threw n. ami liy the grace of (.'od throw it so hard ho is as safe now us if he had been tiy.i yours iu heaven. Oh, 1 am so ghui that Paul in my text suggests the wresller and Ihc power of tlic third throw. Coiiyrlghi. 1SOS. ji SHORT SERMONS. jj. Visible Spirit.—St. Paul says plainly flint discerning of spirits is ;i g[fi. Now 1 know there Is n spirit in man, nnd, nllvo- or dead, in Iho flesh, man's spirit Is visible lo the ey-s that nre illtniiinnl- od by the Almighty.-Dr. Aslor, Spiritualist, Snn Bernardino, Cul. The Moral Muster.—Boomiso Jesus Christ is moral master of the world, liy ihi.- hotter sentiments which he Inspires In (he heart of humanity, he simll drive mil of the holy tempi" of freedom nnd clvilfcutlon nil l.M'nnny, oppression nnd wrong.—Urv. Dr. Brls tol, Methodist, Washington, D. O. A Gospel of Prosjioelion.— Jesns langht n .Gospel not of introspociiyli, hut of prospect Ion. Look mil, lohk forward, look Up. Hi-hold Ihe futniv. Ills method wijs to fix human cyelm high ideals, lo fi-ln man to n higher life by .showing U" 1 ''"• ''hiirm nnd bo.'iiil.v of that life,--Hev. Dr. Bristol,.Methodist, Wnshlngtiin, 1). C. Unworldly Hides.- Tlie rules of Mie Sermon i-ji the Mounl won; strlcll/ unworldly. 1'iit thoroughly prnotlenl. Of 0.11 of ill):) U>o I'-'ii. "Give and it ahull bo givci. iiltlii you," was Ihe strangest .— Iho ri!ii< that the way to got rich r.us to glv, nwny nil yon lvnd.---Itev. Mr. fisher, Melhodlsi, San Bernardino, L'ul. Only Thing nl. Slnkr.-Thin is an importing lime, when we pny no alien- lion vvhniovi-r to I hi- doiiomimition of any i-inn, lei him In- Catholic or Pro- lostu-.il, or heathen; nor do wo consider h'Ji politics, who!her lie lie Democrat. Kepuhllcan or Prohibitionist. We hnw, only one thing at stake, iiml that .sin! ill iippi'i-mo"! nnd above all others, and thai i> the honor nf this grout nuO glorious miiioii. l-'iitlier Malone, C.'irJiolh'. lii'iiiikl.vii. N. Y. -,'he Lau of Iho I l.im-sl. Never wu- ilioiv a hotter illustration of the \\i.rlcluus ol' ihe l.-iu of ll»> harvest hi- I'ure the eyes of nil thr i-nnh anil he.-i\<•!,. Ill,in .Ins, now. Siiain has sown her invii black cockli- soul, and Hicse diiys iiii' ihe I'onplng tiiii,', Immutable laws a.v Klnmped upmi this world, and the I'j'iiinliliiif.' "id S|i.inis|i Ihroiic' Is nut r.-lts-iile m' I lull' HI'OIII swreji. Thlrt U not an e\ee|iliou: it Is a familiar i;iri nf Hie history ol' ihc. world. • I'jrv. Coril.iinl M.vi-i's, H.-ipiNi. Brook- l/ii, N. V. ruilai'iiiiiism. I iiitariiiiilsm h. ilic ^l•;ing I'aiili. Ld u s Hike unto our- telves :ill that Is rich and symbolic and VIPrm and liel|d'iil. and. hy wielding .-lio.sr cxleriml Ihlngs logi'llici'. give to ulir ilivlile iiie-'sagi-. Ihe glorimis gospel ,i' Ihe Idesscd Go,I. n tiller sclthic,- and i.,nrr worihy of the rising faith. The ;/eiiei'al hnsls of the church has some•' lint dunned III ihe ln*i livo yi-ars. ••,'hile there lias hem n lo-s oil Ihe so. cii'.l sidi', there IIIIK been :i lo.~s mi tlio r.-M;,'iim;; -side. There are now u dell- hiie ceremony and a consecration ser- viii 1 for Ihe Sunday-school.- Itov, Thomas Van Ness, I'liltarbin, Boston, Mils*. A i»!ut of \\nter weighs onu pound. HOWARD (tOULD ANf) HIS BRIDU. Now that Kntlirrino Clriumons i» Mrs. Howard Gnulil people will watch h"r an they have watched Kdith Klngdon sincr Ihnl actress bociiine Mrs. George Gould. The nmvr-Ht Mrs. Gould's maiden nnmo wns not Kntherino Cleminons nt all. That was hrr stage name. Her true maiden name was Viola Dn.vnn. and shr was born in San Francisco. She is n strikingly pretty woman and holds her boanfy well. Sin; is much older thnu her rich husband, but h'w infatuation was Mich thnt she couldn't very well escape. She tried for n year tn get out of marrying him, but hnd to give tip tho light nt last. H is «H over now. She is one of the Goulds. ENDUEED ECU SLAVES REV. CALVIN FAIRBANK'S WORK FOR THE NEGROES. It Jlrotiijht Him Sevenleen Ycorn' fin- jirinonmciit nnil During tlic Term He Receives 35,1O3 Sti-lpcs from n 81rni»-A Hcmnrknhlc Career. The world lias not produced a more heroic character than Kov. Calvin Fairbank, who died recently at his homo In Angelica, N. V., agod K< years. He was one of the most noted of the famous abolitionists who conducted the "underground railroad" before the war. but, unlike his associates, he suffered with Die slaves and knew whnt It was to feel the lash. During his lifetime Mr. Fall-bank aided forty-seven slaves to escape from Virginia aud Kentucky, not one of whom was over recaptured. Vat this he was twice imprisoned In Kentucky, in all seventeen years .and four mouths. Ho was frequently beat- HKV. CVI.VIX FAIItlt.VSK. cu by the prison overseers, and during eight years of his last term, from March 1, ISiH, to March ], 1802, he received 3i>,105 stripes from a leather strap fifteen to eighteen inches long nud one aud a half Inches wide aud from one- quarter to three-eighths of an inch thick. This was during Uic period when Zebuloii Ward and ,T. W. South were In charge, and tho whipping grew out of the inability of Mr. Fall-bank to perform the task assigned him. His daily task, timed by the hour, was 208 yards oC sacking, or 37,4-10 shots of the shuttle by hand. lie could never weave more than 103 yards. The result was that lie was whipped every day except Sunday and the Fourth of July. lie wus never whipped less than twice n day, and In most cases four times. The number of stripes ranged from 55 to 10S, according to the whim of the overseer. Some times so terrible were the lacerations of tlie cuts on his hare body that the walls of the prison were spattered with flesh aud blood. Mr. FaJrbauk was born In the woods of Wyoming County, New York, Nov. 3, 1810. Ho united witli the Methodist Episcopal church in boyhood, and in 1«44, the year that the church divided on tho question of slavery, he became n Methodist preacher. He was a radical abolitionist. His attitude on slavery was largely Influenced, he said, by nn incident which occurred when he was a boy. lie went with his father and mother on one occasion to attend a (liinrte'rJy meetini,', and with them was assigned to the good, clean house of a pair of ess-aped slaves. One night after service he sat on the hearthstone before the lire and listened to the freed woman's story of sorrow. It covered thirty ye.'ii's. She Jjjid been sold from home, sepnrutod from husband nnd family, and all ties of affection, were broken. Falrbank's young heart wejir, ills anger was kindled, and antagonism to slavery was tlxed upon him. "father," iic B»Id, on going to his room, "when 1 get bigger they shall not do that." And that resolution he put Into fiction whenever he had nn opportunity, lie was utterly fearless, nnd often risked his life where others would have hesitated. Ho not only never refused to hei-d the cry of the slave himself, tmt he sought opportunities to aid those who had no though! of the possibility of escape. Once he paid $1,4S5 for a bountiful ami accomplished girl who wns unly oiie-slxty-fourth African, and who was being Sold at public auction with appeals lo tho basest passions of possible ]iiii'chasers, The girl's father, who hail educated her as mie of his own family and sold her because of his llnanrial cmlinrrnssim-nls, gave Fair bank $1'"> toward her purchasi-. Falrhnnk was lirsi arrested in October, l.S-ll, for assl-iiing a colored family named llayden. of Li-xlnglon, Ky., to escape, lli' was .sentenced to lil'leen .veal's ill tin." penitentiary, anil served Hourly live years, when lie was par- doiied Am;. "•". 1MH, by <Jov. John .). ('rillcllden. In November. ISM, at'ler assisting a slave woman named hamar to escapi 1 from Louisville lo Indiana, Mr. Fnlrbaiik was kidnaped ami carrion n> Kentucky, where lie was u-ied. j convicted, and in .March, ls.V_', was sen- | leueed to Ili'lei-n y.'ill's In the pcnlli-n- llnry at hard ialun-. Ills fame became wldiwpi'cad. lie was the lies! kiupwn prisoner of his day, and lie was ol'ien urged I" speak In public, even by hi-; keepers. Hi- limilly consented, and on ' Feb. II. IMS, addressed a gathering composed of the elite of Kentucky, Including the tiovornor, Stain ollicei'.-i, iiicinlH'i'f of both houses of the Legislature and eminent citizens, who packed tlie jail yard, lie was Introduced by Mr. WhlU'Sldo, who said: "Vonr excellency, ludh'tf and gentlemen: This Is our distinguished prisoner, Mr. J'alr- bauk. You will hear him." Mr, Fulrbiiuk bctfuu hla uddreso, THE SUNDAY S INTERESTING AND INSTRUCTIVE LESSON. HcflccUntm of nip I'.tovrttltitt Ctiurnct*-* — WhnlcKomc Fooil for Though* Studying the HcHptiirnl Leimort telllizeiUly eiid I Jeiflon for November It*. Golden 'rVst.-- slr,','i/{lli, n very — I's. •)!!: t. This lesson :* i.vrinti InvnsliPii. I'.i: ^0-a'J, U8-;it. of Somi<io!iorili. .is niir. rpfUKi* Mft in trouble." which held his audience for an hour, with these remarkable words: "Governor, Indies and gentlemen: A war Inevitable, nnd let It come. I repeat It, let it, come: And Kentucky will lie the theater; nnd you'll light, liorse.-brldlc deep In blood, nnd slavery will melt away like a hoar frost; and out of it will spring « government of all the poo pie, by all the people, for all tlie poo pie." <!ov. Morehe.id congratulated Mr, Fail-bank on his speech, lint sall'i" "Fairbanh. yon are crazy. Tlic Yiin lu,os won't tight." "Well, Governor, you'll see," replied Mr. Fall-bank, And he did sec. This speech, delivered three years before tlie war, wns reported In tlie papers and made a deep Impression. Mr. Fairb.'-uk had a few friends and sympathizers among prominent men In Kentucky. One of these was Lieut fiov. John .1. Jacob, son-in-law of United States Senator Thomas It. Ben ton. of Missouri. Gov. BrandcUe was called by President Lincoln to Wash Ington In April, ]8(il. to nnswcr charges, and during his absence Jacob as acting Governor, pardoned Mr. Fair bank, wiio went nt once to Ohio, where he slopped for some time with Lev Coliin and other friends. j n Juno h was man-fell to Mtss Tileston, a N'ew England girl, to whom ho had'been en gaged during all the years of his 1m prlsoninent, aud who had done much to provide for his comfort and to.securi liis release. His wife lUed in 3S7C. Fo some years Mr. Fail-bank niade hi home at Angelica, X. Y., where he dlci? His name, work and the story of his suffering for humanity will long hiivo a place in American history. CUBA REVERES HER MEMORY. Hcnntifnl Potriot Who Gave. Her Life in Her Country's Cause.- A name which Is dear to'ever^y pa trlotlc Cuban, one which will be hand od dowu In Cuban history as long ns I lie present race exists, is that of a beautiful woman who heroically gave up her life In tlie cause of her conn try, Mathlldo Agramonte y Varona. ' She wns a beautiful girl of the purest Caslilian lineage, but her family wns a Cuban family and went with tho pa triots In their struggles. Her fnthei foil first, then her beloved aud. only brother was taken by the red hand o war. Not satisfied with taking awny all she loved. Spanish hatred found fur ther gratification by destroying tin orphaned girl's home before her eyes This last outrage roused her to the lighting polnv. She revolted and thirst ed for vengeance, sought out Gen Ma ceo and offered her services ns a soldier. Although a womnu nud young and beautiful one, her desire was grunted nnd she became an offleei under the noted mulatto warrior. In a short time she had the opportunity to display her courage and skill. She sue cceded In both, but paid for her temer ity with her life. Mnceo sent her with a small detach mont to chock the ndvanee of a Spnnlsl column while some much-needed nm munition was carried to a safe place Slio aud her comrades repcatedlj charged tho Spaniards and held then back while tlie general drew oft and secured his munitions of war. In the E Y VAHO.VA. last charge before tho detachment— thus; who survived- was recalled, the bnive woman fell while urging bei troops to greater exertion. A Similar C'uso. The Indian may lie iinsophisllcalei by tlie side of Ilie while man, bin lilsh- op Whlpplo, writing; in tin- Trmph Magazine, shows ibai In; has u dry sense of humor. ills' Indian Hock was vUiiod by il speculative Yankee who hungi-ivd after their good lands, and tried lo persuade them tn oxchnii;;o their rosorva lion for a worthless tract of country elsewhere. A council of the tribe was ciillod logolhei', and the Yankee ml dressed the assembly. 'My friends, I him 1 lived llfly live years in this world," he said, "nnd tho winds nf lil'ly-live winters have blown over my head and silvered 11 over with gray. As ji true man I advise you to aoi-pt this new treaty at once." He silt down, and .'it Ilie same moment an i,Id chief sprang lo lii« fort. "Look ill me," he said. "The winds of lifly live winters have blown over my bend, and have silvered II gray, but they have um libnvn away my brains." "Thai conference wax ended," .said the Bishop. laconically. I,ai-r.csi In (li'i Wiprlil. Tho Sultan of '! url.'i-y has" JIM; built ill Mecca Ihc liiggef,! bouse in the world. U Is intended for Ilie nrcmnmo dill Ion of pilgrim.-*, ,'iinl L> r.'lpiibli; ut Khellerlng li.OHU person.'). Aches are not contiiffKiiis, but a man comes home and Hilda Mi wlfo with u nt'jvoiis headache he's apt to eutch lu nn lu.-i.-ounl nf "The 'Ao The k-xl -In in 2 Ktn£« Tho story^jf tlpp inv^ltw liis tlirfiitiileii rtttnplc on .lemsalp'in unit his roiniisr. Is ri'lntiMl-' b*r, iht- n liter of Iho nnrrntivi' in Kifixs with grr-!il fullness, L> Kiiicx 1*: 11! -It): 8T, with wliii-h ooni]inro Isiiinh, clmiit'. rs 8B, HT, :!S nnil ;!!). Tlir. -.MI-.V i* must -livid!? Inlil. anil forms :in almost i.lcnl subject for u lesson, liooiiiiKt: ii ;s ,-it oneo hictoir-. esijii'- nnd ,'ilsu itnperljin' iii the ilistnry, liesiilci civinc a tin", "ini'ii-uniity to'ithnw how tlii- Assyrian i-eeonis confirm tuff- Hihlo. Tho ti-ni-hi'i- slimiM hi'jtln at. Hip liojjiiinini,' '1.S: f.'Ji nii't hccoini* tliorfmtsliljf fniidliiir will) the ont'n-c nnrrntive. The y.-nr. as is \vel| l<nn\vn t'l-nm tin 1 Assyridiv rocoril, wji.« 70.1 Ji, ('.: so thill i£ It won the "fpiiirlei-ntli yc'Mr of Kinc Ilezckiah" (IX: K!l Ilie KliitciiiiMil in IS: 111 thut the fall «( Snuinrhi wns in ihc dlxtli .venr of lli'?.eKiiih mnsi. lie the wrung; for 'thnt event is KiifivA-ti to luive oct.'iiri-i'il in, tJJ I 15 .('. This t'lironolosriml confiixloti, htfw- f\rr, nniy easily Inive tu'tsen freni n corruption of the tnxi. mid ni'i'il nipt trnuhlR us. Noiimclicrib's o\vn necninit of the comiinign. In wliicli In- (units, rerj- natlirnJ- ly. all mention of lln> disnsli-r \vliii-h liefell his nnny, is in purl ns follows. IriinsIut'Mt fnmi the cuneiform iimeriiiiinn mi a ctay cylinder now in the Hntisli Mnsimm; "liiM-niise lle/eliinh, kins: of. Jiuiflli, would not siihinit to my yoke. I came. nj» iigiiinst him, anil liy force of arms, nnd by the initrht nf my ]ion-i;r, I look forty-she. of liis stfonjr. fenced cities: ami of Uio smaller (owns wliicli were seittlorcd nluntl, with tho innrcliins; of ;i host nnil siirrounil» iius of a niMli.itinli-, with iitlnck of rnnkn v and force of bntlcrhiK rams, nnrt minhu? ami missiles, I hesietied and captured a- coiintless iinmher. li'roni them; tihiceg 1 took- null cnrrieil off 200,150 persons, old nnil ynnnR. male nnil female, together wlthi horses nnd mules, nsses and camels, oien. nnd sheep, u countless multitude. A.IU! Ilezckinli himself ] slilil li|i in .fci-iisnten, hi.s capitnl city, .like a liird ijMi-ruge, build.- iiifr towers nround the city to hem htm In, nnd raisin;,' hanks of earth n.jjainst the Bates, so as to prevent osoipe. * • * Then upon this llezeklnh there' Tell fbe fear nf tlie power of my arms, an'l he Gtont. out to me the chiefs and the oltlors of Jerusalem. with thirty talents of gold, nnd 808 tnlelits 'of silver, precious stones of size, coiielicsjof ivury, * "••* woods kind — an ahtimliint treasure * * * &)1 these things wen: brought to me nt ^ veli, (lie cily nf -my lioiniuioi), liavinu sent llioni liy way of tviliute, artd ns a token of his submission 'to niy power',' 1 The eicliteonlh chapter, ilc.s7Vlbins.tbn colloquy bet \veeii tlic ambassadors of Scn- naclici-ili and of Hezokiah. is fully «s to- tc'rcxting :is flint wlileh folln'wS: It ig'to lie noted, in verse .57, that "Tartan Km! . lUUsnris and Knhsliakoh"' arc not jursoftsl iiiiniC'S but titles, jndlcatinK prominent officers of clip king's lio.iiseliold »nd mill' (ary staff. It will he .reuicinliprcd JJUtt llezekiali hud already (18: 14-10) Ktripiwtl his treasury .in tlie effort, to. Ijril^tlJe,,^*- Byrians lo leave his t- ity ' untouched; ( qo thiitjhc last hbiio, seemed tipw t'o 'befpnp. This vasf Assyrian anny, sii'peiior tafti; merely in numhers but in ciioipinedt/lrtla. "inj; and every other respect to the force* nt H'ezckiidi's eommaiul, i-ceuietl to thrwt- on lo entl Jerusalem and the J-niti nation. But llezckiah did tlie vvisc' Ho wont into tltc house of the Lord, nnd in; sent for the prophet I.s.-iijil). Montlj* before this lime the prophet hnil foreseen this crisis, .and had warned the people of ic'tirghij,' them not to seek hVlp ft*on»- Kpypt or anywhere else except from tJw Lordi Now, in the horn- of extremity* he, eonlil eponk with no uncertain Bound. answered the king .that the proud riau should tie scut buck to )ii« own wiUi«i}t harming thc.eity. . did aiiotlior wise tiling; ho prayeB tho Lpnl (IS):. 15-19) with faijh fhflt ernnce was at haiiii; Then uom'e', t"he lesson. Kxplanatory. . h "The daughter of 7Aaa hath desipispd theo": Scorn for scorn. The proud Aft- ( syriaii in place ot linnihlc siilimlusioa wa*r lo receive ilelinnce-aiHl defent. Seunadii-rih had openly mocked JndaK*» (!od (18: :!5) by compariug him with th« false doilies of many cities which- had fallen before his attacks. Now he wna to learn tlic puna Ity of defying Jehovah. The following verses, 2I5-27, slioulcl by HO iiKiins he omilteil, thoujjh they do make the lesson nilher lougei- than nsuni. "I ij'i" I 1 " 1 '">' llollk '" "'- v IIOS<! B 1 " 1 ra ^ hrhlfflf in tulips;" till* i^io .figurative l.-in^H!' 1 — nB so far as'tnrnioiisibinty o^ such treatment is poncorned. For the A*- Kj-rinn eonquerors in tlieiv reniorselesirern-- oily sometimes did this very thing, putting' a ring in Iho nose of the captive and iettd-^ ii« him like a bull or a wild animal. Tliis sign ni-.iy not at Hrst be nliiin. Itf nieaiiinif seems to lie, however, thai, nsejr alile writer pills it. "For two yeure tlut regular oiieraiions of iiKi'iciillnro shall fit- Kiis|ienilcil," by -the oct'iipaiioii of tho As- Syrians, hut tho third year everything would so on as nsiml. The AssyriHim pre- vi'iited iiKi-ieiiltniv, and it was too lute hi Iho season to plum for a ijooil harvest tha folliiwin-K year." .linlah had already suffered severely from the Assyrian mid; ninny townu In the neighborhood of Jerusalem had bifu laid wn«te and .some of lliein entirely dc- riruyod. of course with loss of life. The manner of the siiililen (lest ruction of «o lai'Ko n part of iSeniiachcrib's nrruj has been conjectiireil lu Unvc boon topiu swift and siithlen plague, or poison In Win fooil. The <.llcl Testament liabil of thought would refer lo any such .smitten and wholesale oVsiriiclio.ii as a smiling hy the of .li-hovnli, The violent deaih of Sonnaehi-rlb 0( Nineveh is continued by tin; As-Syrian recv oni>. TcacliliPt; Hioln. The i-lni racier "f I lexekiiili ami th« T.oi-tl'.^ i,'i'cjit ileli verance are (he two main loph-:.. Ilciiekiali. in :-!>i|<- ot soino waver- ings of faith, was a I/raying man, anil l , ilcnc-o in Hie fullowiiiyr chapter. He »|»i hail roiiliili-iicc in I-.'iuih, the mill) of lluis As f.ir the ileli\ erance, it sii<j\VH how luu^li ill,- l.onl will do for an nnilosorvhiB na> in Ihc- future. .Next Lesson — ".\l:iiia.ss,'h'.s Sin uud i\ (iiuHiitli 1 Grand Duke. The only man known who Is o • ver be travels i.s the Grand Dnkn if Itussln. lie is so very tall licit II fn mpossllilo l"or him lo obtain a earn- fm'tiihlo night's rest unless be i-aji li'i'p lu his own bed, whlcli wan liuu|>t* 1'crinlly for him. The ln-il 11 soli* j« misiriicicil so that II can bo pacl-i?)) An AutoiTUt <• ftiilcl-. ** The regent of tin- Grand IHichy <& ilreklci'ihi'i'g'Srhirri-Iji Is, brnlik'N (fe|t '/nr, the only absolute i'ub'1' and antij-' rat of i'hii'opc. He his ImiiU'il (I &£ TOO I'ui'liiddiuK plgi'iili shootlwjf fi«t J( Tiiol form uf sport, and another JMj|r .ilhltlng the liitrrmenf In MHlwrntlA groiiiul of iiiiyiiuo killed In u dltt'l, J Many pcialx of rcuiarkablc Imdcr^ color havr been inki-n froui i>ba|U|* ;ho pomla, brook i, ami hike* Of thi| .ed HluU-D and Uiivu found rcm" iv< oltUr at h>>w« or u broad, luiili

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