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SATURDAY EVENING TELEGRAPH ALTON, ILLINOIS There Is n growing suspicion fVinf, flit- lntc editor of China lives In Nt. Spain already Ims a. new imvy— on •paper. 11 is much safer there Hint) It would lif on walo.r. Americans I'oiiHHUii' 1, (11)0,000,1100 gal. JOHN of beer fliiniinlly. No winder Ihe Spaniards sny wo hnvo "Ihe big licnd." A li("l of nn 111 rii cite has been round In China, hut. It "'111 probably turn nut to In Hit- bottom of UK- Pennsylvania inlnrM. Olilri/t takes groat prldo In Us ah- llqulty. It might In' more to Us credit If It trii'd to be up to ilnti! In otlier WM.V3. A steel cnt'HM worn liy n Chicago lo1 ' for can-ier saved Ills life; from nn us- HiisHln's linllet. It's n reminder of I life old-lime <.-oat.M-<if-m.'il). Now II appears those Cuban Insurgent* don 1 ; want lo go to work. First they merely nsUed for limlled rations jiml non- Diey waul. an Indellnlto loaf. Tli.'it Texas girl wlio iiti; tlie heads of '1\- piil'lor matches must Jiiivc not only wauled to die, but to inoeiilnte herself against sult'ei'lng In Urn uext world. A short lime ago Kmpcror William hiul I'orly different photographs of hlm- Nclf lnki.li. Kvi'ti In that ease It's doubtful if he's "bio to sec; lilmself .'is others :;ee him. A pliiy called "Captain Dreyfus" was Bloppe.d lit Weimar the other night. The mitliorliio.s probnbJy were In doubt ns lo whether' such a play should \K a. tragedy or a roaring force. "How." askes a New York lecturer, "should a man tront bis Inferiors?" That question might be easily answcr- cd if there were some way whereby a •man could always find out who his .Inferiors are. ____ Some people can hardly believe It when they read of otter skins on exhibition in London that arc worth .?'-!SO each, when we often see "skins" right here nl home In our American cities flint are worth millions. (, , A Western woman sued a neighbor for $10,000 damages the other day because of a public remark that her figure was the result of cotton and sawdust padding. Tho jury awarded her $]GO. Ilnther a disappointing figure, probably. ' Kussia has smoking cars for ladles. Now, doesu't tui.s.seoui to present an opportunity to all those uneasy Kug- )lsh and American women who are dissatisfied In their respective countries Viec.'iuse they tiro debarred from the smoking cars. ' The outluvnk of the kissing mania as a manifestation of patriotism Is \vou- derftil and striking. The mania Is at Je/ist not a dangerous form of outbreak, aud most of the volunteers who escaped the dangers of tho Cuban climate only to lie confronted with this new menace declare that it is no worse than many other discomforts which every warlike hero should be prepared to ouclurc for the good of his country. Victor Napoleon has abdicated in favor of his younger ami more ambitious brother Louis us loader of the Hotia- parlisls. In view of French history the last hundred yearn the probability that a iloiiaparlo. may one,'; more sit on the throne of Fraiico Is by uo means remote. Tho I'anam.'i and Dreyfus scandals have done much to weaken the bold of the republic upon the people. Wheu Franco Is again In one of her period!'.' revolutions if there is nil able Hoimpnvle ready to come lo the front he may make history. Tin 1 - annual report of Secretary Hester, of the New Orleans Cotton Kx- cluinge. for Ihe cotton year 18DT-98, recently ended, Indicates a greater advance In all branches of the cotton Industry than has hitherto been reported. At Il,1fi!(,n04 bales, the crop shows an increase of nearly 2,2ri(),000 bales over tlmt of tho previous year. Tho total value, JlWO.iiKt.OOQ. is over $1,:)QO,000 less tlmri that of a year ago, owing to a reduction of about $8 per bale. Tlie Slate of Texas and Indian Terrllory together are again given first rank in production, their crops aggregating more than n third of the general Increase. In (lie Kttftt nnd West manufacturing con- tluucd depresswl; lu thu South It increased largely; nnd lu the N'ortb and .South together thu takings were the . heaviest on record, amounting to 3,414,000 bales. In the eight years following Uifi census year thu number of cotton Kpliidlcs lu the country Increastid from ,34,050,000 to W,!l&4,000, Ilio .S'ortJi «nd KiiHt, principally the New England Slates, gaining 2,200,000, and the South- em Stales l!,'M4,f)00. Ill the romark- iiblv development lu mauufacturlnB In Hio South, previously noted In theno columns, those States huve acquired 401 mills, some of them being the largest in the world, nnd 4,05(1,24-1 spindles. The Klondike bubble Is at last exploded and disappointment anil dlsas- ti>r IHIK been the fate of the great majority of Ibosu who have sought riches under the arctic circle. Tho department of Sta.te has received from United BtatCH Consul McCook at Oawson City 11 report of the condition of the mining interests In that region, and It Is any but nu attractive one. Dinvsou Clly la tho largest mining ciimp lu America, u.ml eonlJilns u shifting population of 20,000 people. Theaters, dancing halls, saloons and gambling-houses are tho only establishments that may- be Mid to prosper. The price of property Is enormous, and the price of food si 111 uioro enormous. A dinner costs $2.50 aud n breakfast $1.00. lodging In a lunik la $1.50 per night, ami the hotels charge .f-U.oO for a bed ut night. Kulwr remtii u dollar nn hour, but even at tlmt ihoro aro Idlo men, Forty thousand prospoolorH Imvit passed through Daw• sou City on their way to tho mines, will hi hundreds of disappointed men arc going away dally. It Is by tho merest clmtieo that 0110 may strike a rich claim. Consul MuCooU vividly describes the distress turning prospectors in and around iwwsoii Clly, ami Htrongly advises no otic to Join In the hunt for gold unless be ban ut least HU months' provision* and enough moiiev in bank to lake him home If mi- Hiiccc'sffiil. This Is tho olilclal and authentic report of cotidllluiu In the Klondike. Not «lmw tho return of'our troops from th« civil war, tblrly-three, yeuw , ba« Uio little ot wlUUdsiu »lww> M In America. The soldier Is Hie hero of the dny. His welcome homo hits been so sincere, no spoiilaue- ou«i, that tho fever-stricken ca.mp, tho terrors of .1tini;le warfare, Ihe weary dnys and nights of exposure are forgotten, llrns.s biitioiif, clievrotm and epauletH command the resnect and admiration of the public, 'I'llIs Is but a lasto o'f the slate of affairs which exists all over.Europe. But abroad the worship of the priest of Mnrs, (lie god of war, Is nol. temporary, not the result of groat nchlevi'tnents, of victories won. It Is (he result of Imblt, Kng- hnul bus hud n glorious exhibition of what her trained soldiers can do when pilled against dervishes, who know no defeat, who disregard the honor of warfare, who fejir death In no nhnpo whatever, who wreak their vengeance on the dead and the wounded. Kir Herbert Kitchener furnishes but another example of the superiority of Anglo-Snxou grit and perseverance. Hut Ftighind's worship of her soldiers expresses the feeling which every Kiirnpenn hits when he sees the uniform of his country's defenders. Tho red jijcket of the lOngllsh soldier, the cockade of (lie French private, the corded blouse of the (ierninn guard, tin; high-top boot of Hie Uusshili officer- all nroiise the patriotism of thn Kttropean to fever heal. lint the people i»(iy denr for their Imnlile. To sustain the military department, to furnish glittering uniforms, lo equip armies ami navies, to pay tin; haughty olllcors. and their still more haughty subordinates, the common people are burdened with a heavy weight of taxes, their sons are drafted, their substance conlNctited, Hut tho great burden of taxes Is not the only injustice. The bandage Is lorn from flu; eyes of Justice herself, and she Is compelled to deal par!hilly with the soldier. Two years ago an olllcer in the German army brutally murdered a common clll- zon without cause. The oflicer received the revere punishment of three years' Imprisonment; but the Kaiser could not calmly look on while a soldier of bis was so degraded, so tho officer has just been released by Wllhelm, niter serving but two years. In Europe tho soldier Is amenable to no law but tho military law. which law he must, obey Implicit)'. If It demand (hat he sink honor, manliness, character, there is no alternative; If It require that he forge letters hn has no choice. If it consign the Innocent to suffer, he cannot remonstrate. He Is n mere automaton; his pleasures, his opinions, belong to the state. Army officers direct him; the common people respect him; he Is blest of the gods, aad woe to the citizen who does not fall down blindly before the Moloeh of militarism. America' is proud of her defenders. Their slightest wish is law, be that wish reasonable. But. the public will never tolerate Injustice or brutality, even In a soldier. America has formulated her laws according to the best light she has. and they apply to every cill7.cn in this republic. CHINESE BORROWING. A Peculiar llnbit Which £ometimca lirinKH AfltoiiiBhisiK Results. Chinese butlers have a way, when their own supplies, fail short, of borrowing from tlie neighbors. At least, this was a very common custom twenty-five years ago, aud goods changed hands, over the garden wall, with astonishing celerity, the butlers, mean* time, keeping n strict account. An American lady residing In China writes. Huts lu the Atlantic: At Hie first large dinner party to which I was Invited—I went as a bride — I found myself eating* with my own brand-new knives, forks and spoons. I stared at them very bard; there could me uo mistake, for I could see the fresh monograms. I was dreadfully distressed, but did not dare to say anything. When I reached home I lold my husband, rather tremblingly, for I was quite sure they had bc-eu stolen. 'To my amazement he only laughed, and said: "Oh, you will got used lo (hat soon, and when you have too many guests you will find that, Instead of asking you to get more supplies, the butler will Just borrow your neighbors' and always make up the deficiency." And so It proved. I can well remember once, when my husband had asked eight guests in to dinner only half an hour before the usual time (one for each of the delicious spring snipe ho had shot), that there appeared, later, a splendid roast leg of mutton as one' of our courses. Xow I knew we had no mutton, for earlier lu the day tho cook had been bewailing Ihe non-arrival of the Shanghai steamer, by which it always came. Turning to the genlleman on my left, 1 asked, "Did your steamer come from Shanghai to-day?" "Yes; why'/" I looked down to the other end of tho table, where my husband was carving tne unexpected treasure-trove with' Very evident enjoyment. "Well, ours did not," snid J, "and yet " lie caught sight of the mutton. "Oh!" ho laughed. "I suppose that is mine. No doubt yours will come to-morrow, and probably be much better; so I shall be the gainer this time, aud enjoy It all the more." 'I'ha Hoat-l)we)lors of Japan. Young people who live In London or Now York may fancy tlmt our cities are crowded, and that many families must live without very much air to breathe or space for the boys nud girls to phi) In. What would Ihey say to thu Ijoal-dwellcrs In Japan? In that crowded, country hundreds of families spend their lives nud bring up their children upon the water, and know nothing of the land, except as they nmko an occasional visit to It when obliged to purchase supplies or attend to some unusual business. In overy bay along the. coast are found hundreds, If not thousands, of small craft called "junks." These aro small, flat-bottomed boats, und aro owned and Inhabited by a man nud his family, Just as houses iiro In otlier purls of the world. Their business Is tho transportation of goods and merchandise of all kinds, und I heir navigation Is n sort of family nll'iilr. One traveler says: "1 have seen a bout twenty feet long must adroitly miiiinsoil !>y three children all under 7 years of ago. I am lold thai, notwithstanding their aptness at swimming, many boatmen jjet drowned, for no bout ever goc-u lo another's aid, nor will any boatman HHVO another from drowning, because, as lift nays, It Is all fate, nnd ho. who lutvr- feres with fate will bu severely punish- nl In sumo way." Among these wonderful ixjimlle families children of !l years «!il will wtnni- times Kwlm like llltlo Huh, and If omi Is backward In learning, he will bu thrown overboard, nud teased and tormented until bo Is obliged to learn tlik art ill self-defense, After a man l» left u. widower, you cut! hear UK many Uilug* about him (u utiout Ife iinshi f he lAKING hi: T scene seldom noticed. Dr. T ,. , discusses the supernal advantages! of religion for this world and the nest;] text, .loslmi xv., II): "Thou linnt given me a south land; give me 'dso "firings of] waler. And lie gave her the upper springs ] and the nether springs." The illy of Deliir was the Boston of antiquity---a great place for brain and books. Caleb iranled II, and he offered'his daughter Achsah us i prize to any "lu- who would capture tiuil city. It was a stniniic (him,' for Caleh to do, and yet the mun that could take the cily windd have, ut any rate, iwo elcmenls of manhood - bravery and p 11 riotisiii. Hesides, I do not think thai Caleb was as foolish in offering his daughter lo the conqueror of I >c- bir as llioiisjind.s in (his day who seek alliances for their children with those who have large means without any reference to moral or menial acquirements. Of Iwo evils I would rather measure happiness by Hie length of the sword than by ihe length of the pocket hook. In one case there' is sure to lie one good clement of character; in the other there may be none at all. With Caleb's daughter as a prize to fight | for (Jen. Othniel rode into Ihe battle. The] cates of Deliir were thundered into the dust, and the city of iiooks lay at the feet of the conquerors. The work done, Othniel comes back lo claim his bride. Hiving conquered the city, it is no great job for him to conquer the girl's heart, for, however faint hearted a woman herself may lie, she always loves courage In a man. I never saw an exception to that. The wedding festivity having gone by, Othniel and Achsnh are about to go to their new home. However loudly the cymbals may clash and the laughter ring, parents are always sad when a fondly cherished donglitcr goes off to stay, and Achsah, the daughter of Caleb, knows that now is the time to ask almost anything she wants of her father. It seems that Caleh. the good old man, had given as a wedding present to his daughter n piece of land that was mountainous and sloping southward toward the deserts ot Arabi.i, swept with some very hot winds. It was called "n snuih land." but Achsah wants an addition of property. She wants a piece of land that is well watered and fertile. Now. it is no wonder that Caleb, stiindiiiK amid the bridal part;', his eyes BO full of tears because niie was going away that he could hardly see her at all, pivcs her more than she asks. She snid to him: "Thou hast given me a south land. (Jive me also springs of water. And he gave her the upper springs and tho nether springs." A Worthless Person. Tlie fiict is, that as (.Illicit, the father, gave Achsah, the daughter, a south land. t-u God gives to us his world. 1 am very thankful he has given it to us. but ' am like Achsnh in the fact that I am not satisfied with the portion. Trees and- lluwers nnd grass and Idttc skies arc very well in their places, lint he who has nothing but this world for a portion has no portion at all. It is a mountainous land, slopir/i,' oil' toward the desert of .sorrow, swept by fiery siroccos. It is "a south hind." n poor portion for any man that tries to put his trust in it. . What has been your experience V What has bc-en the experience of every man. of every womnti that has tried Jliis world for a portion'.' Queen Elizn- iielh. amid the surroundings of pomp, is •inliapp.v because the painter sketches ion minutely Ihe wrinkles on her face, and she indignantly cries out, "Von must strike oft' my likeness without any H.'tad- Hogarth, nt the very height of hi , artistic triumph, is slung almost to death with chagrin because the p.iinting he hud dedicated to the king does not si-em to he acceptable, for (ieorge II. cried out: "Who is this Hogarth? Take his trumpery out. of my presence!" liriusley Sheridan thrilled Ihe earlh with his eloquence, but had fnr iii k ' last words, "1 am absolutely undone'." Walter Scott, fumbling around Ihe inkstand, trying to write, says to Ids daughter: "Oh, take me b.iek to my room! There is no rest for Sir Walter hut in the grave!" .Stephen <iir:ird. the wealthiest man in his day or. al any rate, only second in wealth, says: "1 live the life of a galley slave. When' 1 arise in the morning, my one effort is to work so hard that 1 c.in sleep when it gets to he night." Charles I.amb, applauded of all Hie world, in the very midst of his literary trir.Juph, says: "Ilo yon remember, Itridget, when we used to laugh from the shilling gallery at the playV There are now nn gnod plays lo laugh al from the hnxes." liul why gn sn far is tlml? 1 need to go no farther than] your sired to find an illustration nf what } I am saying. | No Joy In Wealth, Tick me out ten successful worldlings— and you know what I mean by thoroughly successful worldlings" pick me out ten successful worldlings, and you cannot Iiml more than one that looks happy. Care drugs him lo business; care drags him back, 'fake your stand al U o'clock at the corner tif Ihe streets and see the agoni/cd physiognomies. Your high ollicials, your hankers, your insurance men. your importers. your wholesalers mid your retailers, as a class as a class, are they happy V No. Cure dogs their steps, ami, making no appeal to tjod for help or comfort, many of them are tossed every whither. How has it been with you, my hearer? Are yon more contented in the house, of fourteen rooms than you we're in the two rooms you had in a house when you started? Have you not hud more cire mid worriinent since you won that $511,0111) thmi you did before? Some of Hie poor- 1 est men 1 have ever known have been i those of greal fortune. A mun nf small j means may he pill in great business straits, but the ghastliest of all embarrassments is that of the nun who has large estates. The men who commit suicide he- cause of monetary losses are those who eannol hear the burden any more, because they have only $511,000 left. On Howling tlreen. New York, there is a house' when* Talleyrand used to gn. HIM was a favored man. All the world knew 1 him, and he hiil \vcallh almost iinlimiied; yet III the close of his life he siiys. "lie- hold. Wl years have passed without any practical results, save fatigue of body and fatigue nf mind, great diseour'igenicnl for I Ihe future and greal disgust for the pusl." ! Oh, my friends. Ihis is ,i "Month hiud,"l and it slopes olf toward deserts of nor- 1 jinvf', a'ld Ihe pi'iiver whieli Achsnh made j In her father Caleb we malic this day In' our Father (!od: "Tlmu hast given me a I Miulh land; give me alsn springs of water. And he gave her the upper springs mid the neiher spring*." , HIcHM'd hit tioil, we hive more advantages given us limn we can really appreciate, We have spb'ilnal Idensings offered [ ns in (hl.< world which I shall call the] net her springs, and gloried in the world to| cnine which 1 shall call Ihe upper springs. | rlrilxni'C of iM-llnloo. j Where slndl I Ibid words enough thread- i c,d with lighl lo Hd forlli Ihe pleasure nf religion? Hiivid, unable in describe il in words, pl.iyed il nn a harp. .Mrs. llemans. . nni finding enough power in prone. Minus I that praise in a canto. Christopher Wren, | niviblc to describe it in language, mining il into the arches of St. I'auPs. John Hun- fan, unable lo present it In ordinary }', tukea all the fusdwuUon of •iiry. llindel. with or.Unary music ile lo riM'cb Hie height of tin- theme, i'» it up in nn oratorio. Oh. there is "e on enrlli so happy as a really Chris- life! I do mil mean a sham Chris- life, but n renI Christia/i life. Where 'e is n thorn, (here is a whole garland nscH. Where (here is one groan, there three iloxitloRlcH. Where there is one of cloud, there is a whole season of lilne. Take the humblest Christian Ihnl you know angcN of God ea/iopv- with their while wings; the lightning* 'liven are his ar:-ied allies; the Lord « Shepherd, picking out for 1dm green HITS by still waters. If he Wjlk forth, •Mil is Ids bodyguard; if he lie down 'cep, ladders of light, angel blossoming. are le! inlo his dreams; if he he thirsty, Ihe potentates of heaven are his cup bearers; if he sit down to food, his plain luhlc hlooius into Hie King's banquet. Men say. "Look al (hit odd fellow wilh flie wornouf coal;'' file angels of God cry, "Lift up your heads, ye everlasting; gates, and let him runic in!" Fastidious people cvy. "Gel off my front sleps!" the donr- kecpcrs "f henven cry. "Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit Ihe kingdom!" When he comes tn die, though lie may he carried out in n pine box to the potter's field, ID Hint potter's Held Ihe chariots of Christ will culm 1 down, and the cavalcade will crowd all (he boulevards of heaven. I bless Chris! for the present satisfaction of religion. It makes a man all right with rel'erenec to the past. It makes a niiin all righl with reference to the future. (Ih, these nelher springs of comfort I They are perennial. The foundation of God slandeth sure having Ihis seal. "Tlie Lord knoweth Hi,'in I hat are his." "The nn,un- laijis shall depart and the h'lls h" removed, but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant, of my peace be removed, sailh the. Lord, who hath mercy upon thee." Oh, cluster of diamonds set in burnished gold! Oh. nether springs of comfort bursting through all the valleys of (rial and tribulation! When yon see, you of the world, what satisfaction there is on earlh in religion, do yon not thirst after it as the daughter of Caleb thirsted after the water springs'.' It is no stagnant pond, scummed over witli malaria, but' springs of water leaping from the Hock of Ages! Take up one cup of Ihat spring water and across the lop "f the chalice will float, the delicate shadows of the heavenly wall, the yellow of jasper, the green of emerald, the blue of sardo- nyx, the fire of jacinth. Springs of Comfort. I wish 1 could make you understand the joy religion is to some of us. It makes « man lijppy while he lives and glad when he dies. With two feet upon a chair and bursting with dropsies, I heard an old man in the poorhouse cry out. "Bless tin- Lord, oh, my soul!" I looked around and said, "What lias this man got. to thank God for?" It makes the lame man le.ip ns i\ hart and the dumb sing. They say tliat the old I'urilan religion is ;i juiceless and joyless religion, hut I remember reading of Dr. Goodwin, the celebrated IViri- tan. who in his last moment said: c 'Is this dying'.' Why. my bow abides,in strength! 1 am swallowed up in God!" "Her ways are ways of pleasantness, nnd all her paths are peace." Oh, you who have been trying to satisfy yourselves wilh the "south land" of this world, do you not feel that you would this morning like- to have access to the n-.'llicr springs of spiritual comfort? Would you hot" like to have Jesus Christ bend over your cradle nnd bless your table and heal your wounds and strew llowers of consolation all up and down the graves of your dead'." "I'is religion that can give Sweetest pleasures while we live. "I'is religion can supply Sweelest comfort when we die. lint I have something better to tell you. suggested by this icxt. It seems thai old Father Caleb on the wedding day of his daughter wanted lo make her just as hup- py as possible. Though Othniel was taking: her away, and his heart was almost broken because she was going, yet he gives her a "Miuth laud." Not oniy that, lull the nether springs. -Vot only that, but the upper springs. O God, my Father, I thank thee that thou hast given me a "south land" in Miis world, and the nether springs of spiritual comfort in this world, hut more than all I (hank thee for (lie upper springs in heaven! (itinipscH of Heaven. II is very fortunate that we cannot see heaven until we get into it. O Christi.ui man, if you con hi sec what a place it is, we would never get you back agniu to the oflice or store or shop, anil Ihe duties you ought t" perform would go neglected. I am glad 1 shall not see that world nn(i| I enter it. Suppose we wen; allowed to go on an excursion into that good hind wilh the idea of returning. When we got. there and heard the song and looked at their raptured faces and mingled in ihe supernal society, we would cry out: "Let us slay! We are coming here anyhow. Why take the trouble of going hack again to Hill old world': We are here now. Lei us slay." And il would take angelic violence lo put us out of that world if once we gnl there. Hut as people who cannot afford In pay for an entertainment sometimes conic around il aud look through Hie door ajar or through Ihe openings in the fence, sti we coiue and look through tin 1 crevices into that good laud which God has provided fnr us. We can just cuch a glimpse of il. We come mar enough In hear Ihe rumbling of the denial orchestra, though not near enough lo know who blows the cornet or who lingers the harp. My soul spreads on! both vvings and clasps them in triumph al Hie thought of those upper springs. One of them breaks from henoiith thr throne, another breaks forlh from henealh the allar of Hie temple, another at the door of "Ihe house of many mansions." 1'pper springs of gladness! 1'ppiT springs of light! 1'pper springs of love! It is no fancy of mine. "The Liinih which is in Ihe midst of ihe throne shall lend ihcm to living fountains of water." 0 Saviour divine, roll in upon our snuls one of those iiniicipiiicd raptures! four around the roots of the lurched tongue one drop of that liquid life! Toss before our vision those fountains of God, rain- bowed wilh eicrnal victory! Hear il! They are never sick Ihere; nol st> much as a headache or I winge rheumatic or Ihru.sl neuralgic. The inhabitant never says, "1 am sick." They are never tired Ihere. Kliclil In I'aiilwM world is only ihe phy of a holiday. They never sin there. Il is as cosy fnr them to lie hnly as il is t'or us In .sin. The.v uevcr die ihere. Von might i;n through all th Hskirls of the great city and liud no one place u here i he ground """' bi''d;en f»r a grave. The eyesight nf the redeemed is never lilnrred wilh tears. There is hcnhh in every cheek. There is spring in every fool. There is majesty mi every brow. There is joy in every heai'i. There is Inisaiiiia mi every lip. jlnw they mil'.* 1 ! piiy us is ihey look over and look down and KCC us, uiul say. "I'oor Hiiugs. u\vay down MJ Unit Horld!" And when some Christian is hurled into a final accident. Ihey cry. •Good, he is entiling!" And when we stand around tin- conch of some loved mie whose sli-ciiR-Hi is gniug away and we shake our heads l'nrehodiiit.ly, ihey er.v: "I'm glut lie is worse. He has been down Ihere long enough. There, he is dead: Conic home, ne home!" oh, if we could only gel our ideas about that fiiinrc world untwisted, onr thought of transfer fr here In there would he as pleasant In us as il was m a little child thai was dying. She snid, "I'apa, when "ill 1 g" home';" And he *aid. "To day. Florence." "To day? Sn s i ': I .1111 ••'< clad:" rhnoxc Vonc Portion. 1 wish I conhl stimulate juii wilh tin-He thoughts, o (')irisiiiiu MIIIII, to the highest possible exhilaration. The day "I .vnur deliverance is coining, is coming rolling on with the shining wheels ut the day, and tho jet wheels of tile night. 10very tUnuiy ot thu heart is wuty » hummer «lrn!.e striking "If nnolher <-h*in of cjojr. lielter ni-oiir the deik nnd coll the ropn, for haihnr is only nix miles awiy. Jeshs will coin" down in the Narrows lo njcef. you. "Now i« your salvation nearer than when you believed." Man ot lit'- world, will you nol fo-day nnik'' n choice bel w ecu these two portions, between the "south hind" of this world, wht'efi fdriiics tn (lie desert, nnd this glori- niis laud which lliy Father offers thee, running wilh eiernnl wilier courses'.' Why ffl. your tongue be consul!.ed of (hirst when Ihere are Ihe ne!her springs mid the upper HpringH, comfort hero and glory lieii-aftr-rV Yon and I need something belter than this world can give us. The fuel is that It cannot give im anything nfler awhile. It is unhanging wnrld. On yon know that even the mountains on the back of a thousand streams are lejping into the valley? The Alleghaiiies are dying. The dews with crystalline mallet are hammering away the rocks. Fn.'stu and showers mid lightnings are sculpturing Mount Wash- inglon and the Cnlskilla. Ninguri every year is digging for itself a quicker plunge. The sen all arnund Ihe earlh nn its shifting shores is milking mighty changes in bar and bay mid frith and promontory. Some of the old seaconsts ire midland now. DO' Nanliiekel. eight feet below low wnlcr mark, are found now the stomps of tree.*, showing that the waves are conquering Ihe bind. I'arls of Nova Scotia are sinking. Ships to-day sail over what only a little while ago w is solid ground. Near the month of Ihe St. Crnix river is mi island which in the movements of Ihe earth is slowly but certainly minting. All tin; face of the earth changing -changing. In IK'l an ishi'id springs up in the Mediterranean sea. In IHiH another island ionics up under the obsorvitiou of the American consul as lie looks off from the beach. The earlh all the time changing, the columns of n temple near lilnoli show- that the water has risen nine feet above Ihe place it was when these columns were put. down. Changing! Our Colorado river, one;' vash-r than Ihe Mississippi, (lowiei: through the greit American desert, which was then an Kclen of luxuriance, has now dwindled to n mnnll stream creeping down through a gorge. The earth itself, that was once vapor, afterward water—nothing hut water—afterward molten rock', cooling off through the ages until plinls might live, and animals might live, mid men might live, changing nil the While,.now crumbling, now breaking off. The Kim, burning down gradually in its socket. Changing, changing, an intimation of the last great change to come over the world even infused into the mind of the heathen who has never seen the Bible. A Sleepless God, While Brahma may sleep, our God never slumbers nor sleeps, and the heavens shall pass away with n great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, and the earth and all things thai arc therein shall he burned up. "Well," says some one, "if that is so, if the world is going from one change to another, then what is the use of my toiling for its betterment?" That is the point on which I want to guard you. I do not want you to become misanthropic. It is a great und glorious world. If Christ could afford to spend thirty-three years on it for its redemption, then you euii afford to toil and pray for the betterment of the nations, and fnr the bringing on of that glorious time when fill people shall sec the salvation of God. While there fore I want to guard you against misanthropic notions in respect to this subject 1 have presented, I want you to take thin thought home with you; This world is a poor foundation to build on. Il is n chang ing world. The shifting scenes and the changing sands an; only emblems of all earthly expectation. Life is very much like Ihis day through which we have passed. To many of U» it j* s'.orm and,. ijurk- hcss, then sunshine, storm and darkness, then afterward a little sunshine, now again darkness ;iud storm. Oh, build not your hopes upon this uncertain world! Huild on God. Confide in Jesus. 1'lan for an eternal residence at Christ's right hand. Then, come sickness or health, come joy or sorrow, conic life or death, all is well, all is welK In the name of the God of Caleb and his daughter Achsah. 1 this day offer you the "upper springs" of nuf.iding and everlasting rapture. Cuiiyrlglit. 1SDS. BUSY SLICE OF EARTH UNDERNEATH LONDON. SHORT SERMONS. Man's Destiny.—Since man's eternal destiny, as well ns his present, welfare, hauys upon Gud's will, one would think that man might, have Ihe fear of God before his eyes, so that he would not lake Ihe holy name lightly or profanely. — Ilev. A. K. .Myers, Ci;lh>f,'l;ite, -New York. The Church.—If against the Indifference of the multitude we set Ihe claims of Ihe church upon patriots, we shall tlml that these claims are many nnd strong. Mark the atlilbtlou of the church with art. science and litera- ture.-Kcv. N. D. IIIIIls, Independent, Chicago, 111. Slruiwrlr for Ihe Hi.glit.--.The reading of the Old Testament has given people, the highest confidence In n man's or a nation's heroic struggle for the right. Never before and nowhere else has that great story of moral progress Impressed men with Hie downward and debasing tendency of human nniure.- Hev. ]>!•. Crowe, CollKrej,'iillol)!ilIsl, New York. Inhumanity to Woman.— Let woman cease her inhumanity to woman. Women oppress women as much as men do. They beat down lo ihe lowest figure ihe woman who works for them, and the next minnie spend ten limes as much on the litillieil fooleries of fashion. Show the shop girls und sewing women uffire sympathy, lio what you can to cheer the women who have lo light the battles of life alone. Kcv. Madison C. IVlers, Coii£ri'x;i!h>imll.st, New York Clly. Kiliiiil Hurden for Man. 1 insisl that sneiely's safeguard lies in forcing, by public opinion, Ihe burden of weight eipially upon ihe shoulders, of the culpable man as upon the culpable woman, lu Hie spli'H of thai .lestis whose teachings a vast porilon of mankind honors. 1 plead for charily, for forgiveness and lender helpl illness in Hie woman who err*-, I sincerely hope tiiat Ihe moral blindness of socicly will be so heroic ,-illy ironlcd II will soon lie cured. Itev. Henry l-'riinU, Melhodlsi, New York City. Si'ciarlauii-m. Thirty years ago there was held in this cily :i represent, illive gathering In consider "Hie indifference of the imdiiliido in Hie claims of Hie Gospel" and "Hie Inroad-! of an Ililldel philosophy." Tliiriy yours n«o the responsibility was duly placed, but the people are now coming lo sec, as fas! as prejudice will allow, that the grand moving cause of the unchurch- ing of ihe people Is a salaried sectarianism, which I'm- a ceiiiury has had u coml'oriablc lime In Hils land. IT l)o Co.slii, JCjil.scopjillan, New York Clly. The longest plain In the world is Hie neawi'i'd. One tropical and subtropical variety Is known which, when il reaches Us full development, Is II least I'OII feel III length. Sea vt ceil receives its nonrlslimeiii from 'he nlr and mineral mallei' in solution In Hie sea water. He. Tail! Goldman declares that Chi- tiamcii imil.e Ihe mo:.! obedient, Industrious, and trust w or Hi) of sailors, Judging by ills i-.\perlenccs mi oriental vessels. Many of them have al some Hum belonged lo the crew of pirate ships, on which d,U»cll>lluu Is specially stvlct. LONDON CHATHAM ANO OOVgfX HAII.WAV- -nfr"B7iS : r fe ^^"-"-=-'--------^-'---^^^ :y '^^ Here is a curious slice of London. If a man were endowed by his Creator with X-rays eyes this is what hi; would see when he looked into Slaughterhouse Corner, ns the point of convergence of Queen Victoria .street, New Bridge street nnd the approach to Klnckfrinrs bridge in the Cily of London is called. These streets only furnish the surface traffic. Overhead is the struclnrc of n great railway corporation. Underneath yon conic first to the electric conduits nnd pas and water mains, forming n labyrinth ot themselves. Then, at the depth of twenty feet from the street, you co'me to the tunnel of thcundergrouiid railway, through which so many th'tmsands of people pnss daily. A few feet under flic underground railway Is tho sewerage system of this part of London, in itself a vnst engineering work. Then, passing below the sewerage system, you come to n groat channel of traffic in the new steel tunnels of (lie City & Waterloo Ifailwny. Three railway systems, n busy thoroughfare nnd mnny sewers, water pipes, gas pipes and electric light wires cross each otlier at this spot. Nowhere else on earth can such an astonishing display of engineering skill be seen in to snmll n compass. CRETE'S UNHAPPY POSITION. Harried by the Turks and the Envy • of the Powers. Crete Is a Greek Island, traditionally and historically as well as by position. The fabled birth of Xcus, father of classic gods nud men, took place on Mount Ida. Minos, the Moses of Greek law, was king of Crete. From her Inaccessible gorges, and ' her mountain peaks the spirit of liberty 1 lias never been driven. . Tho Sphaklote shepherds, at least, claim'that the conqueror lias ubve'r 'set.foot upon their native heath. • For this reason the Cretan mountain- ir STIttCKT SCTIN'B IN CItF.TK. ecrs approach more nearly to the Ideal of the undent (.'reek than any of the otlier Inhabitants of either the mainland or the Isles of that ancient country. They are light In i omplexlon, with the regular features ami straight no.ics flint one has learned tv associate with classic Ideals. The men attract atleu- tlon wherever they appear, both on account, of their splendid physique and their striking costume, which bring out to the lies! advantage the magnificent forms which It envelops. The women of the peasant, class are fair .skinned, creel, deep chested -almost as athletic appearing ns the men. Cretan cities are at present the must picturesque places In the world. Looking down a street of Candln. or Canca. one sees Mohammedan women, closely veiled; Turkish priests, wilh brightly colored turbans wound about their brows; groups- of ragged Arabs, (Jreek priests In their majestic, (lowing robes and queerly .shaped hats and Cretan mountaineers. Donkeys driven by street venders of fruit ii'nl vegetables and laden till their backs bend with enormous creaking baskets pass up and down. Caravans of mules iiml donkeys, wltli their hlffh wooden saddles, stand patiently in tin; squares and alleys and similar caravans pass by to the sound of loud cursing and the whacking of cudgels on ribs and bones. Soldiers of the various nations In their different uulfiyms are seen und every now and then a squad of regulars or of marines dashes down the street at double-quick lime, the sun shining on casque and bayonel and their bugles sounding merrily. This Is to Id the natives know the foreigner.-! are still Ihere. Crete Is turbulent because Turkey cannot manage il. Tin 1 sturdy mountaineers and country people of (he island will never yield to Mohammedan rule. Hatred of Hiat rule Is imbibed bv Ihe babe at the luollier's lireasl and The Greeks have shown themselves capable of establishing a good govern ment by tho way they have stampet out m-igandugo In their own country and the efficient manner In which they have policed the entire territory be longing to them. Why do not the powers give Crete t Greece and end this harrowing speiit ncle of continued revolt, murder nn Incendiarism once for all? Because o a diplomatic phrase: "The Integrity o the Turkish empire." Crete won he freedom at tbe time of the revolutjo and has wou It since, but she lias lieer persistently given bgck to. Turkey. *!'ho situationls" ibis: Certain of th great powers stand around the Ottoman empire as crows might stdn around a dying horse. They know tha if the horse does die they will fall upo each other over the division of th spoil and will tear each other to pieces They say: "It is better for Armenian and Christians to be murdered tha: that a general Kuropean. war nhouli take place." Crete Is Important on account of Slid bay, a splendid coaling station and bar hm- for warships. Any foothold In th Meditcrranan Is considered of vast im portauce by tho powers. England now has Gibraltar, Malta ami Cyprus. .Sh is, parllcu'^nly {jnxlpus that nelthe France nor IlussTn should gain slmlla footholds. That is why the powers a'i maintain warships in Crete. They ar not watching the Islands so much a each other. Meanwhile Crete Is in a very unhapp position. It has no regular governmen and It. is small wonder that anarchy prevails. The powers have establlshec a joint protectorate, as they well know vr.il.i-.i> WIIMI'.N- IN (lull:. Is Inslilled Inlo the In-art of Ihe ch!ld with Hie Ili'st \vord-< that be can understand. The Turks are massed In an,I around ihe villages, gym-rally wlildn running dlslaiice of Hie cannon of the Ion. Greece could manage Crete, l-e<-,-inse the Crelaii" Hu-msehcs arc Greeks and ;ook upon lldiis us their 1'inhcrlauil. Greek law (he renegades would nil turn Christian and the TtirUx would down und. be ijulk'U J'lllKST A.M> I'OIIKKIN OKKICKH. thai a "protectorate" by any one power especially England, means possession When any trouble occurs the warships all blaze away together, in evidence ot good faith ami friendly KC/I!. The Kn ropean concert, so far as Crete Is concerned, means a concert of cannon. It is decidedly Wagnerhui music. A T\veiily-i>no JlmiiJi'ed Dollar C»t. In London and 1'arU cuts aro more highly priced than In the Fulled States, and there are frequent sales t lions of nibbles ut i wo hundred and tlfty dollars each. Some choice cats, with rare "markings" and "|ndnts," are disposed of at live hundred dollars each. One of the most famous cats in America is A.|a.\. owned by D. W. Stevens, of Wesilleld, Mass, lllsaciinil value has been estimated, says-Mho I'hlladclphla press, al from one hundred to three hundred dollars, yet II Is doubtful If the owner would lake several limes tho larger sum for him. The famous cat Nlc'idcmus, which won ihe llrsl prl/.e for beauty al a New York cat show, cost iis owner, who purchased it. »!' » street urchin l;i Hosier strei-l. New York, the sum of ten cents. Al'ier the close of Ihe exhibition iho genlleman receive'! a do/en offers of lil'tccn hundred dollars for It, and one woman bid twcnlynnc hundred dollars, A lady who controls a eat fnrti In California paid $l,0on for a cat in i'.'iris ami considered II n ItJirg/iln. A I'llcliec IH Not U Dotllo. Nathe wine Is sn cheap In San JTnn- dsco that many rcsiauraiit-keopers serve il with meals In lien of ten or coffee If Ih-'lr pali'oiiM prefer It. 'file chuis • In ihe war . lax requiring a stamp to be ntllxcd lo each liolilc of wine disturbed iln-m seriously for awhile umil tin- plan was hit up.ui of .serving It In pllchers lush-ad. As Iho internal revenue dcparlinciit has ruled dial a pitcher K not a Inilllu these, caterers get off scot free of l!io Ins. A perfectly bred minister puts tlitt marriage fee given him into )il.< pocket without louUlna ut it, to MJO how much U 1*. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL NTERESTINQ AND INSTRUCTIVE LESSON. Reflection!) of nit Klcvatlim Ctinrncte* —Wholowome Food for Thought*-* Sttidylnu tho Hcrlpi.ornl Lcfinon In* tol.'lsontly Hud Profitably. T.CBHOO foi November 37. Golden Text.---"My sou. If slnnl'M **<-'. ce Ihee. consent Hutu nnl."....|.'rnv. ti'l.Or The coin-no provides for imdhls wokjft.: einperiince lesson, Inking the Scripture mud in the fourth chapter of I'rovcrbii, crscs 10 In 111, The lionk of Proverlm s full of ninrid precepts of deep insight. nni permanent validity. It is the most Iniracteristii- product of Ihe Hebrew whi- lom liter il lire, sn called because of tile iiiiiu-iiee given tn wisdum, personified il'li-u iis a woman. .Hebrew philosophy. nk a praeliejil i-aliier than a Hpeoulnltvu nil. The reasnuiiiirs of the Hebrew liliisophei- VV.TC never cniircrncd with such fmidiinii'iiiiil problems ns the exisl- f God. the nature nf mind and innl-j i" principle of cjiiisatinn. He .1s- c\lsience of Gnd us needing no was not Kiillicieully iulrospec- iw in ;e''-i>!upUsh much in the realm of isycholngy. Hence his philnsnphy was •hielly ethical philosophy, lie watched wilh Ihe kecucM inlcrest the lives of IliH fellow mm--their virtues and their vices, their graces and their I'ralllies, their re- is own conclusions .is to Hie laws of life, ic nature nf virtue, : iud its relation to Ind, and similar iiniinrlant subjects. The honk of IVi'Vcrlis is a collodion of the pithy sayings of Ihese wise men. PartH )' il were written in Solomon's time, parts of it were probably based on popular proverbs much older than Snlomon, and some oJ it i.s probably Ulllch later. The lesson Is a section containing practical idmnnitiniis intended especially for the yiiing. Its verses are fur l7ie most part perfectly plain and simple, needing no explanation, lint they are full of moral earnestness, and suggest ninny important lessons of a general nature, us vn^l us hearing on the subject of teinperiinoe, specially assigned for our fdtidy. "Tin- years of lliy life shall be many": it is a favorite saying of the wise men. who wn,t<- the rrnverbs. as well as of the psalmists, that righteousness brings lonjj life. It was indeed a fundamental doctrine of Hehrcw philosophy that gnodnqsw ;ind prosperity are normally associated; and since little of u definite sort was, known or believed about the future life, virtue mn»t find its reward in the present.. It is certainly true that temperate HrinK is most likely to lie loni: living, other things being equal. It is well known that life insurance companies lay much importance on even "moderate" drinltlhs as n. factor in life-expectancy; and reftisp utfo- 1 gether to insure men who drink to exveaH. "Thy steps shall not he straightened*': that is. shall not he contracted or «htiHn. It is a Hebraic way of; saying tlint he whom the truth makes free in free indtetNTl' 1 "Instruction" as here used is the discipline of life: the precepts of teacher and preacher; the willingness to endure hardness for a high end. It does not differ markedly from the Greek ideal of Well- regulated self-control in its outward manifestations; but funrtnmcntally'iii the basis of the discipline—in (lie Greek ethics, cither an ideal or a utilitarian motvve, In tilt! Hebrew a theislic.— Such a Uiuj of i" cussioii as liefc suggested rnislit I able in classes of some maturity. In other. classes the sole task is to explain clearly what is meant hy "instruction" and ''wisdom." and this niay.be bluntly and epltp- <piiiilly defined as "doing what' you'fcnovr is right." That is. the Hebrew type of "wise man" insisted on good conduct 9S the fruit, of correct thinking. v "Kilter not into the path of the wicked": nn application to temperance-fa easy uid natural. If one never begins,.one w\ll s <£3tr taiuly never be troubled with the prop* lent how to stop. . . . *> "They sleep nol. except they luuc done mischief"; a singularly keen destriptJon of the untiring malignity of evil men It Is nut dillicidl to point out modern examples without going out of one's ovui city or town. Saloonkeepers are great offeudferH, but not the only ones. The bie«cr and tlie distiller stand baclf of the .s.-ilooilbiJcp- er and urge him on in his work, aud bomc- tiiues churches which woltld'Scorn .the.sa- loonkeeper's society welcome, th.it of his principals and superiors in moral destrucr livcness. ^2V A verse' (lint is Immortal because of itff beauty and its often demonstrated trnto* The fact Ihat by "the perfect day" thtt Hclirew sage prohi lily did not mean hc'a'V- cn. hut rather the ripe blessings of happy old age, should not diminish our atiprehen- ' sion of Hie larger truth which the words .iiiggest to u Christian-believer. Forma "the perfect day" Is the final umj complete union with Christ which is to come when early shadows are forever past. Teaching Hints, If il is desired to make this stmtly a temperance lesson, there must of course lie some deliiiitc subject lo take up, for Ihe brief lime will not. permit the teacher lo touch nn hair a dozen phases of the many-sided problem. Thus if the personal side is to be treated, the question of the pledge may he brought up, and the pupils urged to decide definitely against Ihe use of liquors. Or if (he legal qiie»- lion is uppermost, the recent prohibition I'irlory in Canada, and the law enforcement campaign in Chicago .ire timely themes. The medical view of the use of itlcuh'd may lie considered. Tin; "can-- tecn" Is a burning theme, not the less so niivv than during the war, I'm- there arc lo be large forces of volunteers and regulars in Ihe West Indies and the Philippines. Next Lesson-"The li<i»k of the Law l-'ound."—U Kings '£1: S-JU. Jlave HCCN a l;iin>f»nKe? ' The more people come 111 contact with animals itnd insects the less incllifJMt they feel lo draw Ihat tine ,-ind difficult line dividing Insilnei from reason. Haul Darwin look up the despised earthworm, for example, mi one compr6- hciided Hie vasines-i of man's debt'to (bis iiislgiiili'-uin. trampled creatuty. Naluralist-! are al present discussing the question whether or nol: the boea- liavc an actual l.-ingiia^-'. Those bout Informed on ihe subject regard It. as being possible. A Swill Motor Dyolo. Twciit.v-elghi motor cycles parllcluri- 1cd in a race recently between Klnmpea and Clianrcs. France. The distance, •oln>; and returning, was about «ixly- two miles. Tin- winning vehicle, driven by an cighi horse-power motor wilh two cylinder*, made iho roiifld nip In abiuil iwo minutes and lull Hi>«- (imls less than two hours. The Hpc«l was ihlri \-one and iwolhlrds mites per hour. This, ii is said, beats tljtt nesi previous record for road carrlago*. "Well, Johnny, do you feel proud QJT eillg :l!> Illlcle." •-.No, Ynu>e I ain'i no uncle." ThciKMvlmJ^; || $ •• 'Cause I'm an aunt, i gii'l." 'flic I.U'oi-tce riant. The licorice plain Is chlelly he liunks of Ihe Tlgi'l" tilld K n local.lilcs where lor three luring 'the prevalence .if hoi wlmj*. VJ| In' teinperaiure rcachei. lot di'Kr('i% :|| mil for three months ofieii ri>i.'lHiPi** SW .;';| lejM-u-s below livezin:; point at Tlie Turnip. A, turnip need li:(.Tcil>'Cii HKL j ,'i'!g'.i' tit'icen lime- In a mimiHv cal violin.i iiii'nlp-i have been fol}«l(f,.^(> ; nci'c.-i.-i- by (.TOM'h l."i.!'H!i liuiyit gin of i heir M-i'.l i-acli clay luod.upvii I'-

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