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SATURDAY EVENING TELEGRAPH ALTON, ILLINOIS To 1A Hung- CUring; MHIiii will pot you 1C you don't waldi out, This country Is exporting elovnlora to Knglund, which Is suvely a good way to R!VC Jolui Bull a lift. It Ifl u plly that the civilized pun't bo stipprcssert as ooslly ns the tin- rlvlllKKil 1'lllngnra worn. WIUi sixty now wnrahiiis on thn wnys KiiglnnO's proccodliijFs rnnuot )>o ro- gnrdtul na ways of plcasiuitneas by Prnnce. Mexico, n« well us Hie UnlLcil Stales, 11H8 tlio lilRsust cotton crop on record. All of which Is Imloful In a double gpnse '(or tlic cotton gro\ycrs. O(M>t'Bo VanderWH'B pultu.'o In North Carolina has cost lilin $10,000,000 nnd is callotl ItllliuoTC. 'I'crhnjw Ge.orge wishes he uinl liullt less.' Them IB no reason why Uncle Sum tOiould not secure d little notion on Ills murdered missionaries. Chlnii hua con. territory left. Tho unforgivable Ihlns, about It Is dlmt you no sooner lenru how to pro- i\iounco the names of the French mln- l»iers Ui'au Hid'? |j a brauil-iimv l^tch^ The pugilist tTii'ulis foot-b-ill Is bniliii, •wliilo tJip foot-ball player thinks prize ng is brutal—and the public comes . near to agreeing with botli of them. Boberts asscrls In an Initcr- v law that two-thirds of our Congressmen hro in fnet polygntnistn. ^VlII JJr. Uoberts Uludly give us tlic uurnos of the other ' An Iflastcm exchange anxiously Inquires, "Was Uie war n complete failure?" It was. We have, this Information straight from El Nuclonal, of Madrid, Spain. : ' \VJiy not lioep our naval nud military Burgeons. In constant practice during Intervals of national peace? There is the base-ball lluld for them In summer and (ho foot-bull field In winter. A Connecticut woman sewed fishhooks Into her pocke-t before solus to n county fair, and the first thief who attempted' to get bur purse^vas caught '"red-linndod." Cbnnoifticttt Is still in the loud for Ingenuity. You woi'ild have to go • -twenty times as far to tiiid cases of horjje cruelty today as you would ten yearSra^o, asserts the President of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. May we go farther nnd find less. In Bridgeport, Conn., tie girls h.i Reorganized a movement to freeze out young genUenjcn callers who monopolize their I line without proposing .marriage,. Social life for (r, young man wlto doesn't want to get married in that town must bo a «orl of continuous pcrforinnnce in ivhlch lie sooii plays the vole of the- Wandering Jew. Tt has been noled that all rreKldculial candidates whose surnames ended with the letter "n," running on a ticket with a candidate for Vice President whose surname, likewise ended with "n," were elected, lo wit: Jefferson and Clinton, Madison and Clinton, Jackson and Cnlhotin, .Jackson and Van Huron, Van Uureu aud Johnson, Lincoln and Hani- lin, Lincoln and Johnson, Harrison and Mprtou. __ •_ .. A good illustration of. the necessity of a public sentiment thoroughly aroused In favor of the enforcement of Judicious laws Is seen In tbc annual occurrence of destructive forest-llres in, the timbered regions of the Northwest. Stringent lire laws have been enacted, and there are live State forestry organizations, but forest fires as •devastating as ever occur whenever droughts prepare the material. For destruetlvenoBS the lives oC the past summer rank wllh the notable ones of former years. • It cannot be long before there will bo established In the United States schools for such specialized studies as will (It young men for commercial employment In foreign eojmlries. Tho'ex- panding Held of American'foreign trade will create a steadily Increasing demand for trained men to represent our manufacturers abroad ami will offer (splendid opportunities for this class of men. Germany has found the plan of specialized commercial education of jjreat value, it lias played n very Important part iu the extension of her trade. I.'jiijuestlounMj' tho United States would find It equally valuable. The heir to tho throne of Belgium, recently traveling through our Western States In a private car, said to his uost: "Last year I was the guest of the Czar. \Vhen I took my walk it was between two Ilnqg of soldiers, who, I feared, might shoot me by mistake. It was not so pleasant as thin, aud the Wtlng "was not BO good." IJnvlnB thus disposed of the greatest of deniocrn- <rfog anil the greatest of absolute mon- <trehloB, ho made a second comparison: '•Wbea you come to my country you •will send mo your card? What can I do? You can seo all Jiiy country In a day." The latest report of the United States Commissioner of Education, Dr. W. T. Harris, brlnga down the statistics to June 30, 18UT. At that date there were enrolled In public Institutions, or schools and colleges of all grades supported by taxation, M,7-12,()77 pupils; In private and parochial institutions 1,613,010 more; a grand total of 10,i!S5,- 003. Tliww was » sll K lj| f» Jll »K off '" the patronage of private scliool», probably eauied by tho "hard times." Slnco 1870 the enrollment In public school* lias nearly doubled; ihcro has been In- <:rea*lu»? liberality of expenditure along all lino* with a steadily advancing standard of Instruction, administration and humanlzation of OUclpllne. Of normal schools for tho training of teachers, tho States support KIS. and 200 others are maintained by tultlou fee* or donations. .More than tbroe- foiirthB of the school population Is found outside of large cities and towns; but tho shorter school year t« I'nrtJy compensated by rural Industrial uppur- tunHies Of course the stutliitli 1 * rrp- iVsent all dejjreeH of excellence and da- foul; but tliu uwvciucut U upward »nd tlie outlook hopeful. • . -. ••• .... One of the arts In c,.nduetlng « pollt- tcul cumualitu Is f<"' tl'o ciUnMdai.! to »uy nlJ Urn «.wd ihln«* h.< .m.«l«* W cwi «lH>ut UlmBL-K and hl« M* of iDo turn wltlwut unduly crlilcWai M» »t dfooiie.v, though there Is slid room for Improvement. A cnmlldnlo who ran present. Hie fuels from II!H mandpolrit In H clear, forcible manner, who known Ills MHO | s not so desperate as to call for the aid »f in ml slinging-, I* fur more apt In chminnnd the attention of the public than the loudmouthed hnAvlor, who makes use of epllnots that would be out of place. In thn family circle. The ffpnt)f>mmi in politics on flic slump Is not an Ideal man. He la In ninny places a reallly, and Hie methods he pursues nre becoming morn common. It la fair and just to discuss all pollt- Icvtl IsflUPR, which aro those In which all the iieoplc are com-onieil, fearlessly and truthfully. If men nre found lo be corrupt, It la proper to expose their practices to Uie people, but. tho speaker can da this without, sinking to the levol of those who are worse than he la. An honorable, candidate would not properly represent the people wlnwn snffraKOM he Is linking for If be dlrl not. expose the enemies of tho people. Thi! American poo|)lo like 1o see a clean, square, fearless, Rtnndnp fljfht In polities. Tho man who loses such a light cannot suffer l>y defeat; (he candidate who wins by dishonorable methods is robbed, In the esllma.to llm best people make of him, of nil tli!> rail fruits of victory. There are at least a dozen claimants for Kwopoan thrones Who have never enjoyed the rights of sovereignly. Don Carlos asserts that, as the last of the Hmirbons, he Is heir to tlio thrones of Knit In nnd France. The Hue d'Orleans considers himself King of France, ami tilery }sj u IlQgnncivtlgt cltiiuiant also. The Duke of Cijrabcrlan^l [s Unown us King 9| ffnnove^ au <} yjc, J'xijioosfl Louis of Bnvnija. Is soliicttnlos Siil.utou ns the last of tho Stuarts, nod the rightful heiress lo tho English throne. The I.iuko of I5raKiin7.il Is a pretender to tho throne of Portugal. There tiro six othor wandering heirs to lost European crowns. These claimants have never licen In possession of the strongholds of power. The Empress Eugenie is dying in exile, after seeing the pomp.mid glory of empire pass away from her. She Is now in hot- seventy-third year, and resides nl F«rnborough, In oue of the southern counties of England. She Is rich, nnd owns a country house and estate which cost her about u quarter of a million dollars. She lives quietly, nnd entertains few people who are not relatives. Tho most distinguished among her guests during recent 3'ears have been the German Kmperor and Queen -Victoria's daughter, Princess Henry of Battcnbcrg. The Empress was once famous for her beauty and tho elegance of her mnnnei-s. Sbo is now aged and feeble, a victim to rheumatism, with a deeply llucd face, a bent figure and sunken eyes. 1'et even In her old age there nro traces of that stately grace and dignity of carriage which once enabled her to set the fa-sa- lons for au empire and the world. Forty-five yours have passed since her marriage with Napoleon III. in Paris, with splendid pomp. For .seventeen years she was the greatest lady on the Continent. For twenty-eight years she h.-is been un exile In England, making occasional journeys to Spain, and passing through Paris a few times. Her longest pilgrimage was to Zululand, in South Africa, where'her only son was killed In the English service. The Empress' misfortunes have- been borne \vltli English fortitude nnd pluck. She bus lived In retirement, and made no complaint because the fortunes of empire have gone heavily against her; but simple and unaflVcted as is her life, she lias riot lost tho gesture of. command nor her Spanish elegance of manner. SENSATIONS NEAR DEATH. General Circely'.-* Description of the "The new year of 1SS4 was only nineteen days old when death came for the first, lime," writes Gen. A. \S'. Gve.oiy, in tie Ladles' Home .Jonn!:il. telling for the first, time the awful experiences o£ his Arctic exploring party at Cape Sa- liine. "For ninety days wo had all lived and kept together. Hut death was In- ovltahle. Us coining was sur«j to some, If not to all; our only wonder was It had not come sooner. Only tho toy before was our comrade at work. Wo said little. Only one man so far forgot that lie was a soldier as to make the faintest sign.. But tho nearness of the end touched us all. Speech became lower,.actions gentler, determined faces grow softer and conciliation was the spirit of the hour. Who would go next was the question written on each face. Not n man ventured to say to his fellow, 'This Is 'the end.' How that, eternal question, always so unanswerable,, seemed to be even more of a mystery to ns! The Easter sun had hardly set before the second Oil before Death. A day after, and tho third succumbed. Then tho foxirlb. Ono by one they were dropping at our side. The fifth followed quickly to solve the problem of futurity. Then the sixtli comrade passed. And now we felt that we were all awaiting the summons, o.nc by one. We scarcely looked at eiu-b other. Doubt and wretchedness were allied against us. Hut the fortunes of war sometimes change at the most critical moment. Strive ami do, do nnd strive until death, were the mottoes of our huutgrd, aud one day nearly 500 pounds of bear and seal meat came, Just as all food hud almost failed. Oh, the Joy which thnit meat brought to us. Who can tell but those In that hut! Something to ea.t--sonietulng to keep life!" "AGONY POINT.'*" Tho EtruuKC't Curve on Any Ituilroad in the World, The strangest railroad turre In tho world Is found on tho Diirjeellng-lllm- nla.van Hallway In India. The railroad itself Is unique, as It runs far up Into the mountain*, Its Darjeellng terminus being sitnatixl on ft'giddy eminence 8,000 feet ahoru the level of the plains. To roach this height many twists aud "AQO.NV I'OIMT." be/ids aro uewusury and Iu dim-ending the trains swing around curves Iri a hair-ruining uwwwr. The sharpest curve Is at "Airuny Point," where thu train almost describes a circle In Its own length. Onv of thu most lirlklue features of a Journey up thu Darjeel- Ing -Himalayan Hallway In tlm sharp transition from tl.v burning he:u of tho lihiitiH lo the cold air and thu snows of till* if.-cat height. llrtiwn -Tuul'u a hamlsowu umbrella you'yo got tlu-ru, HoblMWft. "Ye*, ilrown." "About what doc* U cost to *'*<? *"'*>-». T HIS sermon of I>r. Talmago is an milicipnllon of tilings nciir nt limi'l and urges |iro|>arntioii for stirring events; text, 1 ChronloloH xii., I!-. "Tlio children of Issaclmr. which were men that had understanding of (ho times, to know whnt Israel ought to do." Grcnt tribe, that tribe of IssnHinr. When ,loab took the ccnMis, there were 1-15,000 of Hicm. Before tlic .-dmiiiiac WIIHJ born, through astrological study, they i know from stellar conjunct ions all about, | the seasons of the year. I.oforc ngriciil-j tnre became an url they wore skilled in the raising of. crops. Hoforc politics be-1 caine a science tlic.v knew HID temper of nations, and whenever they inarched, cither for pleasure (>r war, they mim'lmi un-j (lor a tiiroo colored (lag—lopaz, Rnrdinc cni-bunde.. Hut the chieC character-! ;• of Hi a. I irilie of Issncfuir ivas that tliqy understood the tiim-s. Tljoy were not like the political nr.d moral Incompetents of our day, who aro trying to guide 1808 by the theories of 3828. They looked at the divine Indication* in their own pnrtlenlnr century. So we ought to understand the times, not tho times when America ivns thirteen colonies huddled together along the Atlantic const, but the times when the nation dips one hmid in Hie ocean on one side the continent and the other hnnd in the ocean nu the other side the continent; times which put New- York Narrows and the Golden Horn of the Pacific within one Hush of electric telegraphy; times when God Is ns directly, as positively, ns solemnly, as tremendously addressing im through the daily newspaper nnd the quick revolution of events as ho ever addressed tbe undOHts or addresses us through'the Holy Scriptures. The voice of God in Providence is as important as the voice of God in typology, for in our own day we have had our Siuals with thunders of the Almighty, and Cal- varies of sacrilice, and Getliscmmies that sweat great drops of blood, and Olivets of ascension, and Mount Pisgnhs of far- reaching vision. Tlie Lord who rounded this world 0,000 yenrs ago aud sent his Son to redeem it near 1,000 years ago has yet much to do with this radiant but agonized pianct. May God make us like the children ot Issnehar. "which were men that had understanding of tho times, to know what Israel ought to do." The Dying Century. Tlic grave of this century will soon bo dug. The cradle ot another century will soon be rocked. There is something moving this way out of the eternities, some- tiling that thrills me, blanches me, appalls mo. exhilarates me, enraptures me. It will wreathe Hie orange blossoms fur millions o£ weddings. It will beat the dirge for millions of obsequies. It will curry the gilded banners of brightest mornings nml the black i'.ngs of darkest midnights. The world will play the grand march of j its heroes and sound the rogues' march of its cowards. Other processions may halt or broiik down or fall buck, but the procession led by Hint leader moves steadily on nud will soon be bore. It will preside over coronations nud dethronements. 1 hail*it'. I bless it! 1 welcome it! Tlw twentieth century or the- Christian era. What may we expect of it aud how shall M'c prepare for it are the momentous questions I propose now to discuss. As iu families human nativity is anticipated by all sanctity and kindliness mid solemnity am) care ami hopefulness, so ought wo :"•:.-;.•>.- t'lilly, hopefully, industriously, confidently prepare for the advent of n new century. The nineteenth century must not trout the twentieth on its arrival as tho eighteenth century treated tlie nineteenth. Our century inherited the wreck ot revolutions and the superstitions of nge. Around its cradle Blood the armed assassin of old world tyrannies: the "roigu oj terror," bequeathing its horrors; Itobosjiierro, plotting his diabolism; the Jacobin club, with its wholesale massacre; Hie guillotine, chopping its bebeadnients. The ground quaking with the great guns of Maroiigo, Wagraiu aud .Biulajos. All Europe in convulsion. Asia iu comparative quiet, but the quietness of death. Africa iu tho clutches oC the slave trade. American savages in full cry, their scalping knives lifted. Tho exhausted and poverty struck people oC America sweating under the debt oC $SOO.OOO,000, which the Hevoln- tionury war had loft I hem. Washington just (,-oue Into the long sleep nt Mount Vcrnon. and the nation in bereavement, Aaron Hurr, tlio champion libertine, becoming soon after the Vico-Prosiiient. The Government of tlie United States only an experiment, most of the philosophers and statesmen nnd governments of tho earth prophesying it would be n disgraceful failure. No poor foundling hi id i.\ night on the cold stops of n mansion, to bo picked up iu tlio morning, was poorer off than (Ids century nt its nativity. Tlio United States Government had taken only twelve stops on its journey, its constitution having boon formed in 17SU, and most of the nations of the earth laughed nt our government iu its first attempts to walk alone. New Mnp of the World. The birthday of our nineteenth eoutury occurred in the time of war. Our small United States navy, under Captain Truxton, commanding the frigate Constitution, was in collision with the French frigates La Vengeance and I.'lusurjfoiito, and the first infant cries of this century were drowned in the ronr of mivnl buttle. And political strife na thin continent wits Hie hottest, the parlies rending each other with pmilherino rage. The birthday present of tills nineteenth century wns vituperation, public unrest, throat ot national demolition and horrors natlunnl mid international. I tiiljure yon. lot not llm twentieth century be met in Unit awful way, but with all brightness of temporal mid religious prospects. First, lot us put upon tlio cradle of the now century n now limp of the world. Tin- old map was black with too many barbarisms nml red with too miiny shuighUTH nnd pale with too many sulYorings. 'Let us see to it tliut on that map, HO fur us possible, our country from ocean (o ocenii IH it ('hristiuniy.ed continent --schools, colleges, churches mid good homes Iu long line from ocoiin beach ID ocean bench. On Unit map Cuba must be free. I'orto Hlco uiiiKl be free. The tiroliipolugo of the Philippines must lie free. If cruel Spain expects by pn.crnsti'intk'ii nnd Intrigue to gel buck what H|IO IIUH Kin-rendered, then tlio warships Iowa ami Indiana nnd Hruoklyn mid Texas nud Vesuvius nnd Oregon muni ho »onl ImvU lo Southern waters or across to the count of Spain to silence the Insolence, on decidedly UK hint summer they allowed tbu Cristobal Colon and Oijiiendo mid Maria Teresa anil Vizcaya, When we get those Manila thoroughly under mir protectorate, for the lirsl time our nilsiloiinrlc* Iu China will bo »:ife. Thu ntrocitioH imposed un tlunti.- good men and women In tlie no -railed Flowery Kingdom will never bo resumed, for our tuns will bo too near Hung Kong to allow tho massacre ol niissiuiuny *'-l' tli'im ntH. On Unit mup must be put the istliinhiti l-aniil. begun If not cuni|ilclod. No lung Yoyiii;<.-s uround I'.'uno Horn for tho world's luerehmiilise, bill short mid cheap communication by water Instead of expensive «au»tyU!)ltt»tl»n by rail U»ln ( aud more Would) mid tin- world's betterment than I havo cnpiu'ily to onleulato. On Unit mnp It must lie miide evident that Amoricfi is (o ho the world's eivilizor mid evangeli/or. Free from the niitioniil religion* of Europe ou Ihe one side and from tho mii>ornlDions of A.iin on (he oilier side, it will have facilities for the work lh»t uo other continent <1iu i>onsibly (>os- NCJ>S. AH nour ns I can toil liy tlio laying "n of Hie bauds of the Lord Almighty this continent, h.-in been ordained for Ihnl wovk. Tin's is tho only country in the world whore nil religions are on the nniiio platform, mid Ihe people have free selection for themselves without any dotri- nioiil. When we present to tho other con- llnonls Oils nuKortmcnt of religions and give them unhindered choice, we have no doubt of their selecting till* religion of mercy mid kindness and good will and temporal and eternal rescue. Hoar'it! Amorit'ii is In tnUo this world for God! Ou the map which v, o will put ou the cradle on the no\v century we must have very soon a railroad bridge /icruss HcriJig strait, those thirty-six miles of water, not deep, and they are spotted with islands ciijiable of holding the piers "f a gro.-it bridge. Aud whnl with Ami-Hen mnl Astn thus connected, and Siberian railway, and a railroad now projected for the length of Africa, and Palestine nnd Persia and India and China ami Burma' intersected with railroad trucks, nil of which will be done before the now centiuy Is grown up, inlornntiotifll quctlinni. All c'lilizod nrn tiotm nro roiidy for it. Gnat llritniu with a Mmi'lltig finny of "IK.fiiKt men. l-'nim-e with a standing a'rmy ot' fi.Hn.iiiMi men, Gi-nminy willi n ^lan»V:n^ army of 1100,(l(i(l men, Idissin with a standing nrmy of IKUl.O'itl nion. Em-<>|ic with slnudiiiB i\r- mios of about. .'!.."i(ii).(IOO mm. llu- l'iiito.1 tho way will |.>o opon t'ijjie (jnii.Ji vivih'za-. (Ton and evangelization- of Hie whole world. The old m tin we rtsod to study in our hoyliooi'l days is dusty nnd on the tr.*p shelf or amid the rubbish ut the garrot, and so will the present mnp "f the world, however gilded nnd beautifully bound, be treated, aud nn entirely new mnp will he put into tho infantile hand of the coming century. (Jo«t>cl Widespread. Tho work of this century lias boon to get ready. All the earth is'now free to the gospel except two little spots, one in Asia mid oue in Africa, while nt the beginning of the century there stood Hie Chine-so wall uml there Unmet! tbe tiros nnd there glittered the swords Unit forbade entrance to ninny islands aud largo reaches ot continent. Kornesinn cruelties I'.nd Fi.ii isl- nnd cnnnihnlism hnve given way, nud all the gntos of nil the continents are swung open with n clang that has been u positive nud glorious invitation for Christianity to enter. Tolcg,r.iph, telephone mid phonograph nro to be consecrated to gospel dissemination, mid. instead of tbe voice that gains the attention of n few hundred or n few thousand people within the church walls, the telegraph will thrill the glad tidings nnd tho telephone will utter them to many millions. Oh, the infinite advantage that the twentieth vontury has over what the nineteenth century had at the starting! In preparation for this coming century wo have time in the intervening years to give s'umc decisive strokes nt. .the seven or eight great evils Unit curse the world. It \vould iio au assault nnd battery upon the coming century by (his century if we allowed the full blow of present evils to full upon the future. We ought somehow to cripple or minify some of these abominations. Alcoholism is to-day triumphniit, and aro we to lot the all devouring monster that has throttled Ibis century seize upon tlio next without first having filled his accursed hide with stinging arrows enough to weaken and stagger him'' We have- wasted about twenty-.'ive years. How so'; Whiln we hnvv boon waiting for the Inw of the h'-i;.-' fo prohibit intoxicants we have «ftne little to quench the thirst of apei'tife in the palate and tongue of a whoV generation. Kc v ?-n or eight years ago tin the :i.-;.-ji- vei^ary platform of tlio Xatioiiai '-''.-nipor- aiiec Society, in Now York, I ('.•--..Torcd the fact that we had left poli'v.".* to do Unit \vlm-!\ moral suasion tvr'ir could do nud said on that oeca.-X'ii. ".'i' some poor drunkard. wam'.vJiig along this street tonight, Rhoiihfc;:?e the lights kindled by this brillimii; T;^omblago and should come in in'iS ^ruling the character or Uie meeting, should ask for a temperance pledge, that, hi- might sign it mid begin a now cnroor, 1 do not believe (here is in nil tin's house a temperance pledge, and.you would liuve to take out "a turn letter envelope or a loose scran of paper for the inebriate's signature." Redeem flic JVatinii. Oh. save ihe young man of to-day nnd greet the coming century with' a tidal wave ut national redemption! Do 'not pul upon the cradle of the twentieth century a mountain ot demijohns und beer barrels und rum jugs iind'put to its infant lips wretchedness, disease, murder and nliiiiHloniiM-'iil in solution. Aye, reform that army of inebriates. "Ah,"-yon say, "it cannot bo dune!" That shows Unit you will bo of no use in tlio work. "U ye of little faith!" Away back iu early times President Davies of Princeton College one day found a man in utter despair because of the thrall ot strong drink. Tho president said to him: "Sir, be of good cheer. You can be saved. Sign th<- pledge." "All," said Hie despairing victim, "1 have often signed the pledge, but I have always broken my pledge." "fiut," said the president, "I will bo your strength to keep the pledge. 1 will be your friend mid with n loving arm aruund you will hold you up. When your appetite burns, and you feel Hint you must gratify it. come lo my house. Hit down with mo in tin- study or with the family in the parlor, mid 1 will ho a shield to you. All that I can do for you with my bonks, my sympathy, my experience, my Huciot.v, my love, my money, I will do. Yon shall furg-it your appetite mid master it." A Kioft of hope glowed on the JOTOI- mail's ffu-e, mnl lie replied. "Sir, will yon do all thatV "Surely I will," "Then I will overcome." He signed the pledge and kept It. That plan of President Mavios which saved one man, tried ou n largo scale, will save n million men. Do not lot the staggering mid bloated and ombriitod bust of drunkards go into the next century looking for insinn- asylums and ahuKhousos nnd delirium (rumens aud dishonored graves, Marriage nud JHvorcc, Another thing we must got fixed is a national Inw concerning divorce. William E. Gladstone asked me while walking in his grounds nt llawnrdcn, "'Do you not think that our country is in peril from wrong notions of divorce '!" And In-fore 1 had time to answer he said. "The only good law of divorce Hint yon have in America is the law in South Carolina." «j'io fact Is that instead of Stale liiws on tills subject wo need u uiiUoiiiil law passed by (lie Senate of (ho United Slates and Hie House of lloprcsoittativcH and plainly interpreted by the Hupromu Court ut the country. There aro thousands of married people who lire unhappy mid they ought never lo havo been wedded. They worn deceived, or they wore rccUcxH, or Illoy were ffjols, or they wore caught bj- dimple, or hung by n curl, in- married In Juke, or expected a fortune mid it did not come, or good luibils turned lo brutality, mid hoiico tho domestic wreck, but n'.alio. divorce Ions easy and you muke tho human rue»> more cautions about entering upon life linn- alliance. Let |ieo|ile understand Hint mar- ringo Is nut un accommudiitlun train th*; will lot you leave iilnmst anywhere, 'V/t n through ti-fliii, mid then Hii-y »-H! lint step on Hie Iriliu unless tlw/ c.vpecl to go clear t!%-':MBh fl» life f»«t depot. One brave niHii Hits coming winter, rlning iimhl Hie white marble of yonder Capitol h'.il, could uiTer a resolution upon the Hiihjoci of divorce that could keep out of the next century much of i lie free luvixin and dissoluteness which have fiirriod this century'. Dili vernal 1'fiu'r. Another thing that we need I" rot li.sod up lu-furc (he clock filial! strike l-'on Unit night of centennial trmisiiiuii i-n tin- expulsion uf war by Ihe power of m-l.itra- lioil. Within Ihe next (hive yearn we might to liuve, aud 1 hope will have, what might be culled "ft j«v>' <>! iijillmis," wlilvh «UnIl I'tHuivr TirdU't 90 (U cuutioiuiUU ' ^ J l nations mid centuries', What n boon to the world if Russia and (I'-rmniij- and Kiiglfit"! and the ("nitod Stales could safely disband all their Btnud; ing nrmios and dismantle their fortresses mid spike tiioir guns! What, uncounted million* of dollars would bo saved, and, more than that, whnt n completo cessation of human slaughter! What nn improvement of the morals nt.nations! What an adoption of Hint higher mid bettor manifesto which was sot to music and lot down from (ho midnight heavens of P.eUiMiotu ngcN ago! Tho world has got to como tr» this. Why not mnke it tho peroration of Ihe nineteenth century? Hut what we do as iiidividunls, n'J churches, as nations, as continents, wo must do very soon, If we want tin.- transition from century to century to be a worthy transition, fur 1 boar the trumpets nt tlio approaching century mid the clatter- Ing hoofs of (ho host it leads ou. New Vi'.nr'» Walvh. What a tremendous watch night the world is soon to coli>h:-.-itc! This century will depart at 1- o'clock of the .',1st uf Doccnilior oC the year llllMi. Wlnit n night lha( will ho, whether starlit or muuuiit ur dark will) tempest! It will | H > Mi'-li it night as you mnl I never saw. Those wh< watclu'd the coming in of l.lu- nineteen!!, century Ion? ago wont (o their pillows of dust. Hero and (hero one will see the now century arrive wlio paw (his century, vet they vycrc too infantile tu appreciate (lip arrival. Hut on the w.ilcli night of which 1 sponk in all neighborhoods mid towns mid cities mid cunlinonts audiences will assemble mid bow Iu prayer, waiting for Hie last breath of Uie dying century, and when the clock shall strike I 4 -' tin-re will bo a solemnity nud aii overwhelming awe such as have not boon felt for 100 yours, and then all tlie people will arise and chant the welcome of a now century of joy ami sorrow, ot triumph and defeat, 1 of happiness aud woo, mid neighborhood will shake hands with neighborhood, and church with .church, and city with city, mid continent wllh continent, und hemisphere with hemisphere, and enrth with lioaven, at the stupendous departure mid the majestic"arrival. May we all bo living on earth to see the solemnities and join in tho songs nml shake bands in the congratulations of timt watch night. Copyright, 1S3S, DAY SHORT SERMONS. Worse Than War.—All things work for good. War Is a bad thing, and we deplore the past war, and did wlutt we could to prevent It, but there are worse things than war. Cowardice is worse, and want of Christian, principle Is worse.—Kev. Dr. Hemphlll, Presbyterian, San Francisco, Cal. Res! for Hie Soul.—What Is my heart like? Is It that of rest, or is it troubled and perturbed? It is easy to ffi;t rest for the weary body. lint It Is much more dllliciilt to get. rest for the weary mini! or more wearied soul, for like the troubled, restless sea, which casts up mire ar-d dirt, the soul vibrates and surges lietiomh Its load and only In the P.lble linds ,-i panai-en.--ncv. L. M. Hartley, Methodist, Los Angeles, Cal. Tin,- Golden llnle.— thrl'st gave men a IHW of lift- eiubieen centm-los ago, whlcV. we '--all the goldr-n rule. If men followed it. earth would be Eden again. In proportion, as nations follow it, they are prosperous, happy and permanent. J.ot tin employer treat Ills men on the. principle of the gulden rule nud be will have no trouble with them. Furthermore. I venture to say he will lose nc- money. —-Kcv. It. S. Daw.soti, Presbyterian. Brooklyn, X, Y. The Holy Spirit.—The Holy Spirit Is God. He Is God -In-uian. He lias been sent from God to.dwell In man, and control man, ami accomplish the work of saving man. aii|J bringing back to Its nl- le'jrlnncu thls-cehelllous race; this empire, now nniler Hie dominion of sin, to the sway of the rightful owner mid pro- p'rlelor,' .Tesus the King of kings and Lord of lords. This work Is now in progress under the leudc.rsblp.of the Executive, Hie .Holy Ghost.—Hev. Mr. Mwltt, Evangelist, New York City. Careful Heading.—Vast and varied as Is'- inodmir-literature; It is evidently needful that young men carefully discriminate concerning (he purchase and ro.-iding of books. The modern and mode! young man must, give attention to reading, for ii Is necessary that lie lie well informed. Of course, it Is Impossible for the majority of young men to lie Well supplied wllh KlHiitlnvd ini- HKII-S, because of the cost, bur motif yonns men can secure n few superior works of history and biography.—Itev. Goargo Adams, Methodist, Brooklyn, New York. Life I'riilileius.-• Whence came we? Whither do we teiid'/ Everywhere and in all times mankind Is found supplicating an answer to these questions, asking for light on its path, ii diftclosmv of the purpose of the creation and (he will of the Creator, a solulKni of those pro- I'onml problems which can gh-i- tl peare mid strength for Its earthly pilgrimage. In vain the counsel of those who advise UH to cctirie such Inquiries and to eon- tine our attention to the immediate mid pi-m-!!i-a! coin-ems of our present existence.-Hov. C. W. We.idle, l.'tiltarimi, Los Angeles, Cal. Sacrilice of the Cross.---liy the sacri- lice of the cross we have acquired outright In (lie blessings Hull have come to us through .losiis Christ. The mass dally offered In our chiirclics Is a renewal of Unit sacrifice offered on Calvary. How grand: How sanctifying is tills holy sacritico! H Is an olTcrlng most valuable lo man In aiding him to work nut ]il« salvation mitl it Is a sin-rllli-t' most pleasing lo God. Those nre the reasons tbe church coinninnds every Ciltludlo tu hear mm-* ill least nil Sun days and holy days of obligation. l!ev. Thomas C. f'lmicy. liotiiait Catholic. Sun l-'i-iiii'-lseo, Cal. A Simnlati Governor. There is no bettor i-MimpIo of Ihe Spaniard's blindness m all 'lint indl- eates a decay of his furiner grtuidoui' Uian the fiilliiwIiiK'. U !'.-. u fact llti!« known, (nil it Is the tr-.rh, iievertlielerfs; that thmiyh the Hullsh nbiuliuul possession of GI'.Yullar as fur buck as 17(i-J, the Spai-iardh to Ihlis day contend Him they wJill have a piuprlolary Interest In Mali mighty f'ortlf'.enllon, nnd an 1 noi .<vt coiHjnered. AVflh this Idea In ;iiolr mind they silll appoint wllh regularity a Spanish Governor GI nil of Gibraltar as often as tin- ollb-e I'alln vacant. Of course, the iirltlsh Governor Is the genuine Governor, and ihe Span- Mi ollli-lul novor sol.-, fool In Glbnilim-; but that I,Htie anomaly does not in ilo- least alTcct the prevailing Idea and con- soijneiil action <>l' Hn- Spaniards. Wli.-n, n years ago. I ho then Sp:ini*h u-" uf GlbpilMr fllt-il In S|'.-ii» bulled with nl! Hie pump !><•- litiin;: lih rank, and »lib due ^'h-in- nlly bis Mli-eo^ur \\.i-. i.pp.diuod. William S. WHiltha if Ailanla. now president of twenty hmiks, began lift- IIS an otllce .boy 111 n New Vort dry- PRINCESS MODELS ARE VERY MUCH IN EVIDENCE. lloiiBcn Permitted, hut 1 lio.r Muni lit- Mew -SklHs TlBlitcncil nt the Hips HIM! Sprcndinic lit tlic I't-cl — ltl-tiiillri|f n Fine Art. New York OH those women w-lioso figures wore well suited by tho countless forms of hlonsos Hint arc unw out of fn.sliioit, tho best dressingkors still give hope. The Hus- sluii blmise of two years ago is hopelessly out,, and tin.' Inter pouch front, is almost as bad, bill permissible loo>;o stylos aro still many. Though tho tight fitting bodice and ei.nt aro in toiich with a later rule, oven the all-mound blouse, if the sleeves an- just right and tlio skirt tho litest, i* siifc. One of those s.-ife designs is put ut (ho bond of (hi* column, mid is n jncli- ct that should greatly please tlio admirer of loose froiiis. although it 'is dr.-Mvn i.-lotip I'.v n b'-H Hint passes under the front. The entire jni'kot except the front was laid in pleats, those of the front bc-iuj; released from tlie boll. Tin- effect is very pretty, :itnl fur a school girl or young miss the model is especially suitable, particularly if inndo up In one ot the bright shades of red ur blue. The rovers mhy bo silk to mntoh Dm lining, mid if (lie same shade ns the coat 01 a little brighter. Tlie model Sketched for tliis picture wns curried out In « bright chocked wool, nnd was lined with dark green silk to match one of the checks. The bclf ayd Uu' little onKimonlaJ bo,w won ing novelty. It \\nn Mac!; brnndcloth so lilti'd Hi it Rci'ined to have grown, on. Us wom-or. Hut line as were lit. find goods, it was tlic unusual trimming that caught, and held the eye, TliiM wns n hojity nout- m-lio odg'-d em either side with line Cord. Tin- skirt fastened over on the i-i^ht hip. Hie lirniil following ill lino, mid n single pair of bid wooden buttons was the only evidence of fastening. The two curvea were so skillfully minngoil that, in any view (he effort \va« grncrful. ,1nst. the right nnionnl. of ilepartiit'i- from Bevoro outlines cnine in the side fastening of the bodice, the fever and chin bow. The season's ;:eneral rule is for plain colors, and there is a disl'inet. fnd for fulnt contrast, in shade-! of the same, color, instead of between two colors. Tlie rule,, like others, has exceptions, find one. of them is si/nhle. It is in the use of plaids and solid color AS CHECK* AUK U8P.I1. gowns. These materials o£ ornnmoutn- tinn come in brilliant combinations nnc are very useful in brightly touching up nn otherwise demure dress. The costume Ul-ly UM*. V'".- MHIl. VI I'.'lit'-" HI, L"£" >' \ t V . . • i . - V ( n Ehnde lighter, limn answering the Fur- of the c.onclmHnc illustrnlion la n good ci- • ample of this. Its gray rough cloth ironlt rent lilting for usiiiK different shades of the name color, n tendency that, is now npl'irent in two out of every three new gowns. These are distinctly flays of grace of line, of plory, for the tall giri, mid of some hope of pracfr for the stubby one; In inost new fashions Blender hips take the p ! ni;e of. the puffed out nhominations women tried to liko last yenr. While skirts spread towards the- feot. vthc spri-nd is by DO menus an awtttt'nrfl'and kmldcn one, nnd the little sweep ot the buck ndd« to the c.lmoHt geii'.lein.'inly of finish but for the dash oC daintiness in the blue, green yellow ami brown check silk that ehotvci at revers raid skirt slushes. This skir' had the drop front, the hack being mndi with attached lining, which is n new Idcn All women liked the drop skirt so much hut it is Impracticable for the dragging back now effected, so the whole of thli skirt to the side seams in front was frci from its checU sill; lining. The right si<i< of the check was turned towards the cloth 'HE SUNDAY ERIOUS SUBJECTS OAREPUttV CONSIDERED. ' '»'"' il NEW GOWNS THAT flit AC IE HEIGHT ANI> UEL1EVE THE general ;cflecv:of .long, jmjlijlmfrmunimis Inn. it was one of those lines. The Uiilur dross of the next illustration is mi excellent example of the best linos of the season, nnd is free from the undue oxiiggorition Hint characterizes ninny other.*. ' T.Iio paneling of it* skirt, Its stitching, the swoop towards Hie back, the slomleriioss ul' cut about hips mid knees, all make a licnullfiil «!;!«; while tlio close tit of the back of the jacket and its short line there give full effect to tho fit of (lie upper part of the skirl at tiio bao.k. To curry out this plainness at tlio front of the bodice would he to make the whole too severe, would suggest n manly linish Unit the rest of the suit docs not back up. So the little dropped front of the jacket relievos the severity, while front mid chin how are all that dainty femininity could lireiim. Interpreted in loaf brown broadcloth, as this gown was. that show prettily on either side. The loop mid button fastenings on skirt and Imdico were another mark uf the gown's newness.. Conyriglif, 1SBS. FrillB of FuHhion. Very pretty umbrella handle* nro Irtade of dull guld engraved aud studded with gems. A very pretty watch for n woman has n miniature on the back. The center is set wiHi pearls. The bins hands of velvet lend themselves to the crinkled ruffled effects to bo HOOD in so inuny things. Black velvet ribbons edge the muss of while rullles which form the notticoat front to some evening gowns. TUo black mid white which are seen so with stitching just n little lighter, the waistcoat dainty lawn, tlio hat a comhi- j mi]( .|, ;„ combination this fall have to be nation of brown, bind; and green, the re-| lls(ill , vi ,|, j,,d K mi-iil to avoid u cheapening suit was charmingly good taste, and an . ,.fr,.,.( excellent model was afforded for cuppy- ..^'^ ^ ^ ^^ ^ ^ ^^ OT Ai,otl,or design emphasizing Hie more in shawl point or semuless circular shape praceful outlines of proscm fashion ip- and nearly every model .s of IhrecKiuartcr *^ ,. . ... ,. ....: I .. O'lu'lll pears next in this illustration. Consider it ns in dark green cloth corded cord is newer, therefore fur bolter than braid with rod. and you have it in the original. A yoke of viliite satin overlnid ivilli silk cording and finished along the lino of the cloth willi a soft Hilling of lace gave i touch of daintiness timt is n charming relief Iu the best tailor drosses uf (ho season. Tills iloMign would uln) be handsome in velvet or corduroy, finished willi u sntin cord, tho yoke of muslin over Biitiii. With such cost nines the medium size hat is Hie rule. One of tho newest trimmings with which to replace commonplace hmid is folded nutiii ribbon, and the last of the three costumes grouped here shows the manner in which it is applied. For Hie narrower portion of the design (he ribbon Is laid double, and it is opened for Uie TIIK NKWLHT I'lllM.'K*" larger purt uf the scrolls have flic ribbon lurger ones einplny it lls- Tlie simdlcr closely foliled, the more upcii. This guarnntccs hand work, and is bountiful enough to be iinnle tliu ihiiiiiiiiint iViilmv of the oo»,tiiiiie. This dress was sinooUi fiu-ed cloth ill gray blue, the scrolling in a ilurker wliinle ihnn Hie dre»s und riiiiniag Into n still darker time, for tin.- smaller scrolls. .Much hkill imisl guide I lie 111- niiigcmcnt uml H|"I»- "f tlic Kcrolln. ullii-i- wise the rc>-nll will mil !»• lu-iirly s» lit- tractive. Tbe xKlrls of tlii-s jucKi-l were of uiuihiiul leiiglb, for iiowmUjs n HI rid iidlicrcnce to the wearer's outlbies liere tllboocs most Kiich I'Xtciisiuiis. ' But mi iidruk bund wns here, too, und the skirts get no cloudy Uml the hip line- WUK pruo- tlcully •ngth. Three-cornered colored velvet forties, (rimmed with a bit uf fur and bumo jeweled ornaments, are thu smart thing in hondgoar. White satin vests, embroidered in petunia or soft pink or green shndings, aro worn willi costumes uf royal or silver-blue Venetian cloth. Mix a few drops of sweet oil with nu equal quantity of black ink nnd apply the mix lure to black kid gloves where the outer surface is rubbed off. There nro few kinds ut trimming that tire not to lit' Heofi this ycm-, mid much of tbe trimming runs around the skirts and bodices bayiulcre fashion. There aro now shell combs which curve to tit tin- liend, directly under tlio knot arranged high, anil servo as a comfortable support for tho heavy winter hat. Stylish hi.ins nro made with (he plaid on the bias mid apparently of tlic tliicli woolen material of which gulf ; .fipcs arc ninilo. Tln-y are pretty ou slender women. The baby I'orsian lamb IH to be found an mi i-flt-i-iivo trimming ou the bodices oC many gowns. It is effective In giving character to a gown uf uno of the pn-tty htindcs of brown. A Lit of color is brought into a dark goivn by menus of Hie collar, which will !«• of n (irclty. lirigfil ichci, wliije u li(tlu piece of (In; same velvet lluri-s mill falls oM-r the hmid. Very pri-tly jnckots of HUB fawn color, .lylisldy lined with hill, stripes mid plaids, ;nv (o In- found at reasonable nrioc.i, A -ijli^li jacket (IMS a straight,'loose front, . in- upper nnd two lower pocket's. Ko.igb Itidcr hats of soft I'n-iidi felt, Iu every shade of color, appropriate fur mi- i no.n weal-, are Iritninod with a acurl lit I'miey silk laid in clone, Hat folds around tlic crown, with two quill feathers ou the |.-it siile. , " The tiny rullles ot rldlVun, which lire not In,MM.I with riilllcH, and i.'ivu i,,,ijio ivliich an-, nro edged willi tiny bunds of ribbon or \clvct. On a pink gown (ho many rulllos of chillun mo edged with uurrou 1 pink velvet wllh u soft and uttruclivu effort. Great fiivur is shown to capos, over- skirls, coals and skirt decorations, showing ruuuilcd curving t-llVc.ts und Hcullop- cd edges. Some of tlio s.-tillups are bo. f tin- dn-ns imilerinl, und il with very nurivty brniii i.*!! »M*» iv»i^»" t to-Ua}'« pltiur«» in a »ulk-) K-ct of au uitli l.i I-- I. Mini others lire i-dgi or piping. A htylUli dark walking suit has Hie effect uf n long outdoor gnrinciil. Tin; coat bus a hlrulghi front, Imllonoil tin; Jull length wllh Inrgo rubber buttons, four or live of them, aud they ure met by uutteiis of the Hume kind ami nize which ruu thu full lunv'lh uf thu fkirt, which \w» Ute lif- *!r Exposition I ^-Thoiidlild W»r«U.V of C« tlnn Half an Hour's Htlnlj- -o( 'lh» Hcrl[)(nre»—Tlmn Well Spent. i-.-p lii-i i.-tiho.-nil's, and Hint flcele him illi tin- nlioli- lioiirl."--I'fi. Ill): J!. Tho text of tliii -wei-k's IODSOII ls,i! tviiiKS L': M L'D, and ih- title is --Tin- Hook udfbif a\(- F'.iind." \\'c should luiio up ihe Hturjf ith U),. di-aih of Mnnassoli and the tWRtn- UIH>]|'.I ri-igii m' two ii-ai-H w;i'« 8n ffrll in-, nitd in- w:is aHJiis^lnjitcd by bin own oviniiti.. II.- wii-, ..'. ..lied h.y n .boy ighl y.'iirs old. the son of a wicked" king, In- L'1-Hiid-..ii ui one still wickeder--tine img .li.sinli. '/'liis ivf.c In fi.'!!t II. (",. The irsl eighteon y>-i\vs. of. his n-igu wo !<-<mi ittl'- iiliov.! in Kiiii,'>i: hut the prophet {cpliiiniali, wlio wrolo diu-iiiit lids poritirf,' brows li^'lit n|-(in the idohilry nud iii- iinily tli.il prci aili-il. .li't-i'iiiiiih also was -nlh-'l I" his gro.-it work during this po- •iotl in i!i.- yi-iirs: i;-J7, siv years bo'^OIfe he ibid- of (ho |i->so». Tlie lirnl ohnptPt • I" his bo.ili tlii'oivfi light upon the c-oiull- i.iii ..f ihings nuniiiH! which In had t(i k-lii. II..ili prupliois nii-ntion the grrnt i.vnsion of Pnlostim- by the Scythlnns— he \\ ;ii'rior- ironi tlio north of the Hlnck -!c!i iu (iL'ii. wliiob Uit-enteiii'il (he snfety if .ludiih. HiDugh init ui-lunlly ro;u'hliiR Ii-l-llMUlem. Tin- oigliloi-ntli year of .losialfs reign, ">L'l, wns .in epoch in Hie history of .Tu- bih. 'I'lio grout rctomiiitioM ivliich )«'Bi«a with Ihe ri-pnir or fi'...- toinpic nml led to Iho finding of the book uC the law, fcBtt ivbioli rok.ilted in the destruction "f a-'l reminints of idol worship mul (he re-CH- tnblislimont of the full Hebrew ritual, wntf n some wnys (ho turning point of the na* tional history. Kxnlnniitar.v. The repairing of the temple nt the con*- nm ml uf yor.ng Joslab is strikingly nimilitr to that of .Iclionsh long before (2 King* 12). In this ciise, ns in tlmt, tlio.young royal oiitiiusi/ist found a willing helper fit i\ priost. llilkinh, us high priest, wonld- aaturally ho present when the old r and store chambers iu ,lht) temple, ipoiied. It will be remembered t' ivas in the temple, surrounding :..->, .,_..-„.., .'ourts, a structure containing great nain- (i bcrs of smnll ruoins, in front of which were colomisiilos. These rooms wcifc need for many purposes—some of them as, rob- ing rooms for the priests, sonic fot 1 facet- .figs of various sorts, many for' jfWrtjj^,',} It is likely that one or more ;ot .thesfc. •ooms. perhaps ill tho upper tier njoitf Bttjs, iglitod by any \viudows, whs useij.,!>%'••#;. lopiwitory tor oid miinw.ncrlp.lii. The boiikB' i'hiefly used ili tSi.e U-Jiiple would fa{V,«|P.t.- :', ;ho luw us n whole, -hut the ceremowifll;. ; passages. coHcotod -\n a soi^ of 1 sci-yice^ .'book.' Now^oriental's'have a great'hw'rijt* if destroying an)- sncrciVtiWok: '.Uowetc*^ •n relcss tlioj' in ny tx; 0 E t ho real snrbstanpe-;' -it what is written therein, (Uey shriafe from- burning oc .tearing;-tho. u>unuscrip.t. Thi^ custjun of Hie IIobrviVi.snggests.Q^o , I ,-xpl'mmtion of the discovery- "ot the^^v,. >! the law by tuikhil),, %'ho. manuscript,. which.he fpl'iH 1 ,!»«S •H"7°«-' li; it'Vi'\' l rvJt^w!' in' some'sWirc ro/)iiY. r s»>Idpln oiienbd] ver'-- -hnps lottto "an'd Vliu : iW.-f tlirriXvh nwi'jW-?.: lost, In some happier «gc tvhcn tlie law was uiure vevorouocd^Ui 1/c di?cQT<?rt.d_ ft£» Ibis opportune time ns n new.book. HoWj' long it may hi.vc been there, no on«f kuoWH. It see-ins necessary to refcrheriv without fllsc.iissloq,, to UH- tlieorx of th%. modern ei-Jlics, ; \uiit this bpo|( ••V n J!i^lj l ? whole or'(i part uf tli.e liouk 'jif. Deuteroa- , omy. aiid that U n-fts i.^ompo.sed duriafirlWi^ earlier purl of tlio same century,' dnrms Iho dark times of Mnnasseb's reign. This Hieory-'lia's soint' iilii|..si.l)iljl.y li> f»iifjir,«ii it. HoleetM.Douterdtioiny is till- bof for. ihe details pt Joainh's :irf( wbich. foll.m\'ij,,i|rc i;o;niifli»)il}: L,,. wi.Ui the procolH's,oC-.Ui!it,toroiioutSf tingnishot! from vihor p/irt.s.of ."••• tpm-h. ' As to.(lie, ijnio, of. fluf vpajf; ">Ri oitly fait ilMiiiiVjy'si'it'tcd in" the recorij'»; tlilil'It'-iriifcsrt oltl -flint 'if Jiecrtied ricy pjf'' nic'fiot>^l(»tt'lSy i -lH'atfl 4t HrSfl. "^'Iftft frVhW 1 ' importmit fact; whether it.had lajit hi thai; . old store room. fur ; sene.r.nUuus or 'for cen-i, tiiries, it came lo tlie king and the nation/' as a fresh mid startling revelation froni HiV Almighty." ; ' ' "•' ' • "• ''"•"•' ',£The book wns of course a roll of porclfe m.ent mounted nu rt)d,s.iir rollers. 3;. Why did Josinh rend his clothes! Ba3f ciuise ho immediately perceived as the,: uucik was rend lo him that it wns. an irt»ji leranco from .Tohovah, and linow'ing that;; hs snlomn coiiiinauds had been so long disregarded in his kingdom, feared thti: curses su stonily pronounced against dina*-;- liodicnt members of the nation. ',';; This sending to the prophetess Huldall i.s u most intorostliig incident. I''or vaff : thing, it is one of Hie few CIIHOS where women aro said to belong to the prophetic order. Then wo wonder why ill so grunt n crisis Hie king should send lo n woman,. ': unless .-lie was the wisest mid most godljQ of hot ciiiss. Tin- Hiroiil uf punishment wns perhaps not easy tu understand just then; for thjti- Assyrians', w ho ' I'm- two centuries amf more bad been the dn-ad of the nation,; won- now waning in power. The great Assliiirl>mii|'«l M'IIS di'iid, mid nftei- him(he \iowor of Assyria dwindled so rniiidljt ilu.i in (in" it perished forever, mid tho-. linbyloiiimis or I'lialdoaiis liocmiie uiua- iors of Hie East. Hut tin- people hail suffered terrors eiioucih in the piist—thii Scytbimi invasion r-.-a.s lint live yours be- I'ori- tills to il(lncl) the deepest sigllW- ciinco to Ihe iiKermioo of such u «pe,-iker. i' Tlio promise lo .losiah Kooim-d (o assure. lo him a peaceful death; but within a few years he fell in liiilllc ivilli Hie Egyptians Ecliu iu the plain uf Mi'Ki.Mo, leaving hi* people ili-ft-)late. Ilo escaped, however,,' tin- final liorroi> of Hie siege mnl capture"of Jerusalem a score of years Inter. n ou what Thtt/ Ti-uvlilau Ilint Tber<- is lu-re a strong le our iineoslors culled "early I>hi-Hs ..... invi-is lo ii-i, perhups, nn sion of over-prooooioiiH mill disnifrt-eahte. religiousness, liurdly desirable In a- houlihy l-".v or girl, llm the thing itself, tho gradual recognition from curly childhood of tbo highest duties nnd jirlrilpKW. Hie fumiliin' aci|uninl,anci! with Jcauw ('liri.st wliioh n child may hiive— tliese ure limit.' In l/o do.'.lrod limn gold. Aiiiithor striking lesson is that our religion, while not n "l»mk religion," is em- pluili'-ally u religion wild a hook. MuU- iun duo ullowmice for I he difference h<?- iwccn tlio (.Mil- Testament religion, aud oiii-Mtiauity., this. Is »tll).U' | u-. . , Next I/cssoii -''Trying to iJe.-ilroy Uail't \VorO."-Jer, lltl; UD-IVJ. VaHinoBHiil' tlii) VoiU-tui I'nlar.e. ..The Villleni) |>alj»ce \* a succcsmloa Ot linlliljng^, so I but to give Us lenglll ttOd bruudlh docs not •HIMK«-»I H-/ aeiuul alWfc H.U l.WWl fenl Iwif m»t l.ntw feel .wUltt. It,eolilu'ini-, aernj-.dlng lo some uei«Uill4, l,l ( (MH) l'i|onu; iicioj'illnu I" others, 7.1KMI' or. a,l^«i! Ii linn iHcuiy -tiiwii awl SM* 1 MtalreaKrH, lu-ldes eight grand caw.'*, >\t ha* ,-ie.venil '-hapols, a IIIK estiildlslimoiil, a mo»alo work« umj olIH-oH mnl worlisliops of every kkid, H is, In fan, more nl « «'H.r ih/m .'i ( Dilil Hull for DUIIIUKOW. A Ki-niucky druggliit bus l«'eii for Slii.K"'! damages: for selling |H>Uou to a voting mini wbo inii'le use of It t« coiuliilt suicide. The hull IK lirvll«bt tig tin- iiiliidnlsiraior of tbe HilllMe'* tfi^ tiilu. _ __^ Towiii:illiic<, mo-it licdiiilfiil <)f (Ul Ami-i'icuii gi-ui-., arc [oiiii-i unly Ib Jliilne. The iniln-s at I'IU'ID, Me.. h**« liwli worked slue.- I-VTI. The lurgvtt and tlm-at *t"i'e fotinil Hmru weigh* «4',4 varuu, f» «f n Wlw and i t "•5 msi 1

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