Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on December 17, 1898 · Page 7
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Alton, Illinois
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SATURDAY EVENING TELEGRAPH ALTON, ILLINOIS The Mnrln Tores,-!';) drifting to ('ill Island I* belter limn If 8ho lifltl f-'ono ullorly to the dons. IVrlmpn Mr. Kipling IK so tienrslgdted <hal he hasn't noticed the sign: "Don't 'Throw Stones at the Hear." Queen Wllhol.nlnn doesn't smoke and yd I hey say she has been passionately fond ol'.i.ho Wlod for several years. American girls arc nnld to be getting Jailer. I'll! the young men who act as Ilii'lr cscorls find themselves gelling shorter. It seems the wind was blowing great, guns when the .Miirla Teresa went, -down. Kho couldn't stand great guns •of any kind. "Wo are stronger thiin Kiissla," says « contemporary. Wo are, and we have n much better looking and more easily liaiidled alphabet, too. Dartmouth students show their good HPUKP by voluntarily and manfully .abolishing the silly and cruel practice of linking new comrades. Each Inhabitant of Massachusflts spends on nn average $12.;10 a year for vjiostngo. The men, women and children -of the Hay State appear to bo all write. An island at the mouth of the Elbe Illver Is gradually disappearing. DIs- -•appoaring Islands are no novelty, how- .*ver. Spain has 1,400 of them In the Pacific. It seems that Khalifa Intended to "'kill the English dogs" when they got •to Omdunnan. Ho did It In the same •way that Woyler exterminated tlio Yankee pigs. Tl«; Cxar lias tlin most valuable collection of LTot'kery in the world, many •of the pieces being hundreds of ywir.s -old. And he Is adding to his collection «of China, too. A Philadelphia man undertook to tell .n funny story the other day and dislocated his jaw. This was painful 'for tha story-teller, but saved much sufl'or- Sug to his audience. That man who shot nine practical Jokers because one of them hud In- •dueiMl him to sit down upon a tack rnth- «r overdid the business. "We believe the punishment should lit tho crime. Eight •would have been enough. Two German editors have been sentenced to long terms for speaking disrespectfully of the German Kmperdr. No •civilian must ever expect to have a fair shake with William unless he can catch him In a yacht race, nnd even then It Is -risky business to beat him. Miss Maude Uondebush, the grand •opera singer who wns upon the wrecked Mohegnn, says: "I am alive to-day .-simply through the fact that my voice iind been trained and I understood how to make my cries for help heard nt a .distance." Maude evidently had had •experience with high CV before. Felix Mendelssohn, In his first half -of this century, thought to spare his •filstcr'8 feelings by publishing her :songs under his name. In the closing ;ycars of tho nineteenth century Professors Ayr-ton and Welldon proudly acknowledged that for a large part of the Interesting facts in science they Slave recently presented, to the British Association they are Indebted to the assiduous labors of their respective avJves. A prominent Spaniard, a man who iknows both this country and his own Jand, attributes the superior vigor of the United States to the strength, In .tnlnd and body, of our women. "Give .American wives," he says, "to a million .young men of Spain, and the nation In lialf a century will take Its place again among the great nations of Europe." It Is a plausible theory; but we fear itlmt, with all their virtues, our American girls are not quite unselfish enough tV respond to a Spanish call for volun- ,teers. Americans who visit the military de- ipartment of Santiago are impressed first of all and most strongly by the :rnre fertility nnd varied'productions of the soil, and later by the absolute care- 3essness and Idleness of the Inhabitants -•n-bo have been so richly dowered by :jintnre. The Cuban will not work, It is snid, and nn Immense area of this garden spot of earth Is wasted In consequence. Not only a now system of government but also n new laboring •population may be necessary lu order :to realize fully the hope and promise of A regenrnted Cuba. pertain to those p'Tsniis wiio iire rich III material tiling-;, who, boo!in«o of llielr wealth, may tiny more d"l'crcnoii Ilinu iinoiher. I'oixoiiril ( |u:ilil:i's outer lino ciinslderatioii n»i nt all. it was long since acknowledged thnt "can,- killed a out." nml thnl worry slays Us lens of thousands where work kills Us hundreds, Science comes In the defense of Ibis philosophy and produces actnnl proof thnt worry kills ns certnlnly, If not as suddenly, as typhoid or scarlet or yellow fever, and that mnny/i disease that Is ntljiched to .some other vital organ originates In the brain, (leaslonal anxiety or care and trouble nl. Intervals may do little harm. Hut Incessant worry, disturbing the brain cells from day to day nnd week to week, will Injure the brain beyond repair. The brain being the nulrltlvn eolitor of llie body is thus unable lo nurture the other organs, some of which will give way, and llie vlcllm, though to said lo dlo of hear! disease or lung trouble or disorder of the liver, Is as a matter of fad, killed by worry. Tho brain suffers from Incessant worry, ns In the Chinese punishment Iho llesh will become lutlamcd where water ,1s constantly dropped nnd the sufferer bo lortnred lo death. (',-11111011 have been broken with the stroke of a small hammer. No one stroke oiin break them. Hut every stroke can. So, If tlin brain is exposed to that roltenrled hammering of nn unpleasant fear, It will Ilnnlly succumb, nnd the human slructuro which It Inhabits will tumble Into ruins. The microscope Is oven able to detect this degeneration of tho brain cells from week to week. Don't worry. The "aristocracy of wealth," as Homo are pleased to call it, Is not the aristocracy of the laud. Tho "aristocrats" of any country are Its "best" people. Surely America Is not tho land In which It can be proved that the richest, or plutocrat classes, are exclusively tho best lioople. It Is quite true that there have grown up, In recent years, several sots of mortals, who think that they alone are tlio aristocracy of the United States; but It does not follow from this that they are. To put the case tersely, there Is no such thing us an aristocracy of class in the United States ;lo-duy, nnd there never will bo while our constitution and laws remain. Cliques of self- styled aristocrats will probably continue to rise and fall, from time to time, as has always boon tho case; societies of vain and ambitious people will continue to perform the never-ending "our sot" act that has marked the drama of human life since the days of Noah; family, ancestry, race and wealth, each In Its way, will set up their claims to aristocracy; but none will ever become siillicionlly powerful to ultimately compel tlio people of the nation to recognize them ns supreme. Nor will any of these self-styled aristocracies long prevail, for the simple reason that they have no hereditary privilege, and no assurance that their claims hold good for the future, and without the assurance of perpetuity of -rank, from generation to generation, no class aristocracy can be established. Furthermore, the weakest of all the aristocracies of a republic like the United States Is an aristocracy of wealth; for an aristocracy of wealth without hereditary title and rank can only by remaining rich. Facts show that it Is seldom that great wealth remains in a single family longer than two generations; rarely, indeed, docs It outlast more than one. How many of the wealthy families of to-day cnn point to n wealthy line of ancestors? Few of them can trace back even to a grandfather. How many of to-day's millionaires can be certain that their children's children will not be poor? It simply Is Impossible to create au American aristocracy based on money, because the foundation is insecure, nnd the consequences that follow its destruction are certain. An aristocracy based on ancestry, family achievement or bralnSj may endure for a time, but an aristocracy based on mere money can have no certainty of existence beyond the moment. The rich of this year are the poor of last year; the pauper of to-day was Croesus of ycsterdny. In a free republic, which permits no entnilmont of bind, no heredity of title, nnd no escape from contract obligations and debts by privilege of nobility, the establishment of an aristocracy of wealth Is f "I T HIS discourse of Dr. Talmngo, I which is helpful to nil who Iiml life •L. a struggle, is ospecinlly nddressod lo u'class of persons probably never before addressed in n sermon. The text is genesis vil.. 1(i. "Tho Lord shut him in." Cosmogony lias no more interesting chapter Hum llio one which spenks of Hint cntnstrophe of tho ngos, the siibmorsion of our world in time of Noah, the lirst slill cnrpeuter. Many of the nations who never saw a Bible have a Hood story-Kgyptlnn Hood story, Grecian Hood story, of which Ducalion was Hie Noulr. Hawaiian Hood stury. Now Zealand Hood story. Chinese flood story, American Indian Hood story- all of which accounts ngrce in tlio Immersion of the continents under uiiiversa rnius, nnd that then 1 was n ship lloatint, with a select few of the human family imd with specimens of zoological and ornithological and reptilian worlds, nlthougl: I could have wished thnt those last Inn. been shut out of the ark and drowned. All of those Hood stories represent tho ship thus afloat as finally stranded on a mountain top. Hugh Miller in bis "los- tlinony of the Hocks" thinks that nil those tlood stories were infirm traditions of the account, nnd 1 believe him. llie worst thing about thnt grout freshet wns thnt it struck Noah's Great Eastern from above nnd beneath. The sons broke the churn of shells and cryslul nnd rolled over the land, and the heavens opened their clouds for falling columns of water which roared and thundered on the roof of tho great ship for a month nnd ten days. There wns one door to the ship, but there were three pnrts to thnt door, one part for each of the three stories. Tlio Bible nc- connt says nothing about parts of the door belonging to two of tlio stones, ami I do not know on which floor Noah and his family voyaged, hut my text tolls us thnt the part of tho door of that particular floor on which Noah staid was closed after lie had entered. "Tlio Lord shut him in.' So there are many people now in the world who are as thoroughly shut in, some by sickness, some by old age, some by special duties that will not allow them to go forth, some surrounded by deluges of misfortune and trouble, nnd for them I often receive messages, nnd tins sermon, which I hope may do good to others, is more especially intended for them. To-day I address tho shut in. "The Lord shut him in. The Closed Door. Notice first of all who closed the door so that they could not got out. -Noah did not do it, nor his son Shorn, nor did Ham, nor Christ, assuring the one or two or III roe persons who hear it of the mighty re en- forcements of religion. You sny tliiit to such n sermon there are only one '>r two or throe hearers. Aye. but tlio visitor calling nt Hint room* then closing Hie door softly nnd going nway, (oils the story, nml lie whole neighborhood hours it. and It. will take nil eternity to realize the grand nml uplifting influence of that sermon ihnut God and the soul, though pj-oachod In nn niidionco of only one mini or one woman. The Lord has ordained nil sii'-h iuvnlids for a nlylo of usefulness which athletics am! men of V!IK) healthy nvMrdu- pois on n not affect. It was not nn enemy Hint fastened you in Hint om; room or sent you on crutches, the longest journey you imvo made for ninny weeks being from bed to sofa nnd from sofn to looking glass, where you nre shocked lit the pullor of your own check nml the pincheduess of your fenturos; then buck nirnin from mir i-iir to sofa nml sofa to bed, with a long sigh saying, "How good it feels to get back ng'niu to my old place on the pillow!" Hememlier who H is that nppointod the tiny when for the lirst time 111 many yours you could not go to business nnd who him kept a record of all the wonry ilnys and all the sleepless nights of your exile from the world, () wonry innnl O feeble wom- nn, it wns the Lord who shut you in! Do you remember that some of the noblest nml best of men huve boon prisoners? IO-/.0- kicl a prisoner, Joromlnb a prisoner, I'nul a prisoner, ynn u prisone to have nil to do with them, really the Lord shut thorn In. The Women In t)ie Ark. No doubt, while on that voyage, Noah nnd his three sons nnd nil the four Indies St. John n prisoner, John Huu- r. Though human hate seem- of the niitediluvinn world often thought of the bright hillsides and the green fields where they had walked and of the homes where they had lived. They had hud many years of experiences. Nonli wns litMJ year's old at the time of this convulsion of nature. He had soon 000 springtimes, 000 summers, GOO autumns. IKK) winters. We are not told how old his wife wns at this wreck of earth and sky. The Hililo tells tlio ago of a groat ninny men, but only once gives n woman's ace. At one time it gives 'Adam's ago as 130 years, nnd Jn- red's age ns 1(12 years, and Enoch's ago years, the Bible'it gives the ugo of men, but does not give the ago of women. Why? Because, I suppose, a woman's ago is none of our business. Hut all the men ami women thnt tossed in thnt oriontnl craft Imd lived long enough to remember a grent many of the mercies and kindnesses of God. nnd they could not blot out. and I think they Imd' no disposition to blot out the memory of those brightnesses, though now they wore shut in. Neither should tho shut in of our time forgot the blessings of the pnst. Have you boon blind for ten years? Thank God for the time when you saw ns clonrly ns any of us can see, nnd lot Hie pngoant of nil the rndinnt landscapes and illumined skies which you over looked up- did Japheth, tlid either of the four married women who wore on shipboard, nor did desperadoes who had scoffed at the idea of peril which Noah had been preaching close that door. They had turned their backs on the ark and had in disgust gone nwa.t. I will toll you how it was done. A hand was stretched down from heaven to close that door. It was u divine liflnd ns well as n kind hand, "llie Lord shut him in." And the same kind and sympathetic being has shut you in, my reader or my hearer. You thought it was an accident, ascribahle to the carelessness or misdoings of others, or a more "happen so." No, no! God had gracious design for your betterment, for tho cultivation of your patience, for tho strengthening of your faith, for the advantage you might gain by seclusion, for jour eternal salvation. Ho put you In a schoolroom, whore you could lonrn in six months or a year more than yon could have learned anywhere ^ millionaire manufacturer In Pitts- '.liiirg Is planning to furnish his Inin- rtlrods of workmen with a good mid-day dinner every dny, for which (hoy shall 1)o charged tho trifling sum of live .cents It will be a good, wholesome meal, and, of course, the promoter of 1ho plan will lose money on It," says a tfrloud of his. "At tho same time, lie •will gain largely in other ways. \Ve.l- fed laborers always work better than those who nre pinched for food, and to accustom men lo good eating »)»>< (> H ,tl,em better citizens." Labor and capl- " tal would have fewer coulllcts if capital always considered \i* best Interests in such n broad-minded way. Is there a disposition, In these days, to .divorce, culture «»'! ''ourtesyV Uuo heirs now nnd then, some exponent o , i mrttlor age called a "gentleman of ; ,; l ";; 1 ',i 11 :!,,:,oi," m .. *,-.,.„„ ^ would Imply thai good manners of the deferential kind no longer exist. Coi- vilnlv, Hint branch of learning formerly 2J bcled in school catalogues "dopor l»'x been crowded out ot he .Saturday evening »«»•• maidens aro taught, Ill8ltin '' llie arts, a KiiiMttorlnB of the language or two, and supposedly ' ,,,,•1,110111 uiught by t"« !,;!,-,.,i I..US.T win, n,,. I..IP sciences, a a dozen »r moro essential similes. The de- ild school" it, of (hose impossible. Charley Noulo. Mythical personages aro quite common at sea, from Davy Jones to Mother Carey. Perhaps they are necessary to vary the nioutony of an ocean life. The< Sun says that Charley Noble is the gen-' tleman on board a man-of-war who Is! supposed to commit suicide whenever' any one fires a pistol-shot Into a galley stovepipe to clean It from soot. This imaginnry Individual has been for years a stumbling-block to Inexperienced paymasters' clerks, and sometimes be conies near to being n source of expense. "We took a new clerk down to tho West Indies with us several months ago," said n paymaster, "and one day a shot was lired up the galley stovepipe. I rushed into my office In great excitement, nnd my clerk asked what was the matter. " 'Charley Noble has commltteed suicide, poor fellow!' said I, 'and you must make up his accounts at ouce.' "Then I went on deck, and took care to stand near several other officers. In a few minutes up cnmo my clerk. He was very much agitated, and his voice could be heard all over the deck. " 'There has boon a mistake In my accounts sir!' bo cried. '1 have looked all through the list, nnd I can't nnd Char- lev Noblo's name anywhere!' "Kvorvbody roared, and tho clerk stoppod'to think the mailer over." Tho HovlHOil Version. The Madison avenue car, when It left city hall, bad Just four passengers ulilmrd two women Heated together near tho front of (lie <-/ir and two men on tho seat behind them. Tin; conduc- „„. sinned to collect the fares. This dllaoguo followed Ills "Fare, please, to tlio ladles: "Let mo pay him." "No I've got the change right hero. "Don't bo foolish. It's »>)' turn. I've got Ihe t-hiiiiKU I" '»>' pocket." "Can you change » I'M. conductor/ "Hero's a dime. There!" "You might »t least lot me pay half. When the conductor got to the young men ho was gruolod with IhU. conversation: "Yon pay him. "No, yuu pay him." "You've got the change. "So you've got It." "lie can break your bill." "No, hu can't." "You've, got the change rltfht Ihoi'e. "Well, you pay forme.' 1 "No, you pay for me." Commercial AdevrlUoi. "George," «ini said In a nervous wills- ncr "vou must give me Hum you must give me time," "How long'/" he bourse.. ]y asked; "a day, n week, n month, u your?" "No-no, George," and eUt> tiuli'kly semmud Hio sky; "only until tho luooii ifuU Uo'jlutl u cloud. 1 —MOS- bury else in n lifetime. He turned tho lattice or pulled down Hie blinds of tlie sick room, or put your swollen foot on nn ottoman, or held'you amid the pillows of a conch which you could not leave, for some reason that you may not now understand, but which ho has promised ho will expluin to yon satisfactorily, if not in this world, then in the world to come, for lie has said, "Whnt I do thou knowest not now, but Ihon shalt know hereafter!" The world hns no statistics as to the number of invalids. The physicians know something about it, nud the apothecaries and the pastors, but who can loll ns the number of blind eyes, nnd deaf ours, nnd disonsod lunps, nnd congested livers, am: jangled nerves, and neuralgic temples, am. rheumatic feet, or how many took no foo' this morning because they hud no appetite to eat or digestive organs to assimilate, 01 have lungs so delicate they cannot gt forth when the wind is in the east, 01 there is a fog rising from tho river, oi there Is a dnmpnoss on the ground or pave mont because of the frost coming out' It would be easy to count the people who every day go through n street, or the num her of passengers carried by n ruilroui company In u your, or the number of thos who cross the ocean in ships. But win can give ns tlio statistics of the groat mu! titudes who arc shut In? I call the attou tion of nil such to their superior opportu nities of doing good. Connotation of the Sick. Those of us who are well, und can so clonrly, and hear distinctly, and pnrtnk of food of nil sorts, nnd questions of diges tion never occur to us, nud \vo can wild llio snowbanks, nud take nn equinox I our faces, nnd endure llie thermometer n v.ero, utid every breath of uir Is n Und nnd a stimulus, and sound sloop moots u within live minutes nl'tor onr lioud louche much of an In prossioii when we talk about the oolisob lions of religion. The world says rigli away: "I guess that mini mistakes buoj niu-y of natural spirits for religion. Win doc's he know ul.-out it? lie hns novi been tried." Hut when one goes out nu reports to the world that that morning his wnv to business he culled to see yo nnd found you, after being kept in yoi room for two months, cheerful and liopi fill, nnd thai you hud not one word of con plaint nud nsked nil about everybody a rejoiced In the su.-ccs>; of your busline friends, although your (iwii business lia almost come to n standstill through yoi absence from store or ollice or shop, tn; Hint you neiit your love to all your o friends and told them that if you did n moot them again In thin world you hopi to moot them In dominions seraphic, with pilot word of advice from you to tin; the pillow, do not niiiko so kindle your rapturous gratitude. Perhaps you arc so deaf that you cnnnot hear the chirp of bird or solo of cnntatrico, or even organ in full dinpnson, though you fool the foundations tremble under its majestic roll, or oven the thunderstorm that makes Mount Washington echo. But nre you not grateful that once yon could hear trill and chant and carol doxology? Do you forgot when in childhood you danced and skipped because-you were so full of life you had not patienoo to walk, nnd in after years yon climbed tho moun- ius of Switzerland, putting your nlpon- ock high up on glaciers which few others •or dared and jumped long roaches in nipotitiou, and after a walk of ton miles in came in jocund as the morning? Oh. m shut ins! Thank God for a vivid mom- ry of the times when you wore free as 10 chamois on the rocks, as the eagle go- ig straight for the sun. When the rain junded the roof of the ark, the eight voy- gers on that oruft did not forgot the time hoii it gayly pattered in a summer tshow- r, and when the door of the ark shut to cop out the tempest they did not forget 10 time when tho door of their liome in .rmonin was closed to keep out the spring iiins which came to fill the cups of lily nd honeysuckle and make all the trees of 10 wood clap their hands. Fliut Off from Tnmptution. Again, notice that during that forty ays of storm which rocked that ship on lint universal ocean of Noah's time tlie nor which shut the captain of the ship iu- ido the craft kept him from many outside erils. How those wrathful sons would ko to have got their wot hands on Nonli ml pulled him out nnd sunk him! And o nil of you of the grout army of the shut realize, though you have special toinp- ations whore you aro now, how much of he outside stylo of temptation yon os- npo? Do you, the merchant incarcerated n the sick room, realize thnt every hour if the clay you spend looking out of the viudow or gnzing nt the particular figure n tho wall paper or listening to the clock's ticks men aro being wrecked by the illuremeuts and uncertainties of business ifo? How many forgeries are committed, low many trust funds aro swamped, how uiiiiy public moneys nre being misuppro- iriuted, how ninny bankruptcies sufferedV t may be, it is. very uncomfortable for Noah inside the ark, for the apartment is •rowdod and the air is vitiated with the irenthing of EO much human nud animal .ifo, but it is not half as bud for him as :hough he wore outside tlio nrk. There s not an ox, or n camel, or nu antelope, .ir a sheep Inside tho ark us badly off us the proudest king outside. While you aro on tho pillow or lounge you will make no had bargains, yon will rush into no rash investments, you will avoid the mistakes which thousands of men as good as you are every day making. Notice also that there was a limit to the shut in experience, of those ancient murin- of listening to lianilel and TInydu nnt1 Mi'iidols«olin's symphonies, nt last roacli- inu :i world win-re there never has been ji ili«i-onl, anil In-firing s;n-,:ing where nil nre perfect yonnslers, and orrilories in which nil Hie uatoiiH of heaven chant! Great heaven it will bo for all who get lliere. lint a hundred limes more of a heaven for (hose who wire shut in. Thp Trul of Clinrni'ter, Monnivhilo yon have all divine nnrl nn- Hclie sympathy in your Inliriiihios. Thnt sntnn thoroughly understood poor liumnn mil lire was evidenced when, In plotting to make .lob do wrong, the great, master of , lifter linving failed in every other wny to overthrow the good mini, proposed physical distress, nnd then the boils came which made him swear right out, Tlie mightiest test of character i» physical suffering. Critics are impatient nt Hie wny Thomas Carlyle scolded at everything. His seventy years of dyspepsia wore enough to make any man scold. When you see people out of patience ami Irascible and lachrymose, Inquire into the case, and before yon get through with tho exploration your hypororitlcism will turn to pity, nnd to (ho divine and nngelic sympathy will be lidded your own. The clouds of your Indignation, which wore full of thunderbolts, ivll! begin to ruin tears of pity. Hy n Mtrnnge Providence, for which I shnil be forever grateful, clrcumstnncon with which I think you nre nil fnmiliar. I have admission through tlie newspaper liross week by week to tons of thousands of God's dear children who ciiuuot enter church on the Snhbnth and hear their excellent pastors because of the ago of the sufferers, or their illness, or the lameness of foot, or their incapacity to stay In one position an hour and n half, or their pov- erties, or their troubles of some sort will not lot them go out of doors, and to them ns much us to those who hour mo 1 prench this sermon, as I preach ninny of my sermons, the invisible audience, always vaster than the visible, some of them tossed on wilder sens than those that tossed the eight, members of Noah's family, and Instead of forty days of storm and five months of being shut in. ns they were, It linn boon with those iuvnlids five years of "shut in," or ten years of "shut in," or twenty years of "shut in." O comforting God! Help me to comfort them! Give me two hands full of solve for their wounds! When wo wore 300' miles'out at sen, n hnr- ricnne slruck us, nnd tho lifeboats wore dnshed from the davits nnd all the lights in the cabin were put out by the rolling of the .ship and the water which through the broken skylights had poured lu. Captain Andrews entered ami said to the men on duly. "Why don't you light up nnd make tilings brighter, for we are going to outride this storm? Passengers, cheer up! Cheer up!" And he struck a mutch and began to light tlio burners. Ho could not silence either the wind or the waves, but by the striking of that match, nocompnn- iod by encouraging words, we wore nil helped. Angelic Companionship. And ns I now find ninny in liurrlcnnos of trouble, though I cannot quiet Hie storm I can strike a match to light up the darkness, nnd I strike a mutch, "Whom the Lord loveth he chnntenoth." I strike another match, "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comdli in the morning." 1 strike another mutch, "We have a grout Priest who can bo touched with the UfUATEST OF LOCOMOTIVES. Any Oilier he married four limes, nnd It In Said he sflli lives with and supports fill four wives-. 'Die ohiivgo w.-ix mnile | niralnst him duritin the crtuip:il«n. and '" i he did not make a denial. As a mailer '" I of facl be contends Hint to live with "I | four wives is violating no law; thnt, the decree on polygamy merely proldli- T,nrttcf" nnd Heavier Ibrui PrtvlnliM'.v HillH. A lovl.'Uhun on wheels just In Introduced on i lie-system operated coioioi-Hon will! Hie various works the Cnrlioglo Steel Company. The locomotive Is flic hc.-ivir-st In the world, powerful enough, If It were put to th 1 lost, to haul more than tho entire cargo of a great freight steamer. It wax built by the Pillsliun; Locomotive Works on nn order from the Union Hnllrond Coiripaiiy of Plttslitirg. j It Is'not only larger aiid heavier as a wliolo'tban any locoiooilvo. provio.dsl.v I built, but oxi ds till otbers lu many of Its essential details, 'the Weight on the drivers Is 'JO.S.oiiO pounds. The Mexican Central double-boiler locolrtotlvcs have 'Jin.1,000 pounds oi, two soparulo driving wheel bases, and tiii 1 tank locomotives of the Si. ('lull- tunnel have in."i,oOn pounds on ton driving wheels. The twelve-wheel locoiiiollves of the Great Northern Itallroad have n loinl of weight of '-!12,7.~iO opouuds, of -which only 172,1.1(10 pounds are on the driving wh'eeK The cylinders of the new locomotive are l£lxM2 Inches, ns compared with IMxli-l Inches for the Great Northern, and Its total boiler-heating surface Is W£l square feet, as compared with i,avo nothing lo do with the politics < THE SUNDAY SCHOOL SERIOUS SUBJECTS OAREFUU.Y CONSIDERED. • A Scholarly KjtpOBllloti of -ThonsUta Worthy of Cul Una-Half nn Hour'* Study of lit* Kcrl|>liire«-Tlrae Well Bpeui. M. UOIIF.r.TS. 8,'.!!!Mnn I In- (in-lit Northern. 11 nut only I |i linn greater weigh! on Its drivers, but • exceeds also lii cylinder power nml in tlu? steam-producing capacity of tin 1 bailor, tlio most iio\vi;rriil locomotives ever construc-led. An Indication ot the power of the locomotive Is furnished li.v the chanider of llu.' work demanded ot II. About four miles of llie line upon w'/.leh It IK operated lias a grade ll1 ' seventy feet a in Ik 1 , and on one stretch of about 'J.ooii foot,..up across the main lino of Hut Pennsylvania Railroad iiml reaching to the fgotof a 70-foot hill, lias n grade of 2.4 per cent. The trains of many cars arc loaded down with Iron, coke and mill and furnace products, and aggregate many tons to a car. The loconm- lleil plural marriage, bill -.did not forbid men from discharging marltiil obllgn lions previously assumed. Uoberts lias been In politics for sov er:il yi'iir.i. Me declared a few yearn •iiro iliat the Mormon Church slioiili o was Ki.'vi'ivly <'ou dcmned. Now lie taken Hip reverse view and thus secured the aid of tlio whlcli means he was elected, nn PHILIPPINE PETS. HmistcrB TiiUc tilt place of DOUR und CntH. Speaking of roosters, they are tin; native dog In the Philippines. The inhabitants pet nud coddle them, smooth down tbclr plumage, clean their combs, or pull out t'.ieir tail feathers to make them light, to their heart's: content, and it is a fact Hint those cackling grass- eaters roaly seem to show nfToctlon for their proprietors In ns great a measure as they exhibit hatred for their broth- TUB WOllLU'S BUS (JEST LOCOMOTIVE. tlvc is now in daily use, and is said to be highly satisfactory, not only in the work accomplished, but In the. economy of fuel and water required. The New York Central Ilailroad re- 1111TI1 J." rJl'Nl. >\ II" I'll ii i*t: njinjiji-n « i L»I n»t — » — feeling of our infirmities, and he was in centlyaccoinpllshed what was consider— _ ... ... . , ,.,_ *,..... t.. *l. .-v t.ii.ill.iir nf all points tempered like us wo are." Are you old? One breath of heaven will make you everlastingly young again. Have yon aches and pains? They insure Christ's presence and sympathy through tho darkest December nights, which aro tho longest nights of the year. Are yon bereft? Hero is a resurrected Christ whoso voice is full of rosurroctionary [lower. Aro you lonely? All the angoLs of heaven are ready to swoop into your companionship. Hero is the Christ of Mary and Martha when they had lost Lazarus, and of David when ho hud lost his son, and of Abraham when he had lost Surah, and of your father and mother when in time of old age they parted at the gates of the tomb. When last I wns in Savannah, nt the close of the Sabbath morning service, I was nsk- od to go nnd see a Christian woman, for ninny years an Invalid. I wont. I had not In ull that beautiful city of splendid men and gracious women soon n face brighter than hers. Iteaching her bedside, I put out my hand, but she could not shake hands, for her hand was palsied. I said to her, "How long have you been down on this bod?" She smiled and made no answer, for her tongue had been palsied, but those standing around said "Fifteen years." 1 said to her, "Have yuu boon iiblo to keep your cotirnge up all thnt time?" She gave a very little motion of her head in atlirmatiou, for her whole body was paralytic. Tho sermon I had preached that morning had no power on others compared with the power that silent sermon had on me. Whnt wns the secret of her conquest over pain nml privation und incnpncity lo move? Shull 1 tell you the secret? 1 will toll you. The Lord shut her in. There is a good deal of fanaticism nbrond about tlio recovery of the sick, but if we hud ns much faith as Martin Luther we would have Luther's success. His friend Myconius wns very ill, nml Luther fell npon'his knees nnd Hiiid: "O Lord, no! Thou must not yet take our brother My- conius to thyself. Thy cause will not prosper without him. Amen." Then he wrote: "My Dour Myconius—There is no cause for fenr. Tho Lord will not lot mo hear that yon are dead. Yon skull not and must not die. Amen." Luther's letter so excited Myconius that nn ulcer on his lungs broke, und he got well. Would to God that like Hint we might bo nblo to prny, Hint we might have similar results! O men und women, visible nnd invisible! Tho 'probability is you will never writo vour autobiography. It is the most dilli- cult book to write, because you are tempted to omit passages in your life Hint were not complimentary to yourself, and to quote from a diary which is always incomplete because there nre some things which vou do not think best to write down. As you will not undertake nu autobiography, the siory of yourself, I will (alee Hie re- ed a remarkable font, in the hauling of 80,000 bushels of grain a distance of 140 miles with a single mogul locomotive, having a weight of 123.000 pounds on Its drivers. It Is estimated that the new locomotive on such a track as the Now York Central from Syracuse to Albany could haul a paying load of 135,000 bushels of grain, or a net weight of 3,375 tons. NEW FRENCH INVENTION. Death Helmet Which May Take th» Guillotine's Place. Whether or not the stroke of the guillotine causes Instant death, It Is more than likely that the raising of the rjues : tlou by Dr. duel will banish the iJm- chlne which owes its origin to the reign of terror. For months past the French government has bad In its hands u machine superior to the guillotine lu rapidity of action, which causes no distortion of visage nnd produces no scar. The machine, which has lioen named "L'Exccutioner" by its inventor, Francois Ksclangon, a well-known scientist and the editor of the Parisian Le Monde Sclentlllque, Is like the helmet worn by a fourteenth century cavalier. From the top curves a long, hollow bar of steel, dividing near Its end Into two portions, which approximate closely two holes in the helmet near the upper portion. In the cavity of this bar are placed two cartridges, run on grooves made In the carved bar and atlnched to long, ers. Every native has his fighting cock, which is reared with the greatest care until lie has shown sufficient prowess to entitle him to an entrance Into tliecoek-' pit. In case of lire, the rooster is tho first thing rescued and removed to n lace of safety, for babies—common txuries in the Philippines—are a sec- udary consideration. It Is almost Impossible to walk along ny street In the suburban part of the own without seeing dozens of natives udglng along with roosters under heir arms, which arc being talked to nd petted to distraction. At every oth- r little roadside hut au Impromptu tattle will be going on between two ilrds of equal or unequal merit, the two iroprletors holding their respective oosters by the tails in order that they nay not come into too close quarters. The cockpits, where gatherings are held ii Thursdays and Sundays, are large uclosures covered with a roof of thatcli owed on to a framework of bamboo; hey are open on all sides nnd banked :p with tiers of rude seats that sur- ound a sawdust ring In the center. Out- ;ide the gates to the flimsy structure sit a motley crowd of women, young and old, selling eatables "whose dark, greasy texture beggars description, while here and there in the open spaces i couple of natives will be giving their cspectlve roosters a sort of preliminary rliil with each other. As the show goes on inside, shouts and applause resound it every opportunity, and at the close of the performance a multitude of two- wheeled gigs carry off the victors with their spoils, while the losers trudge tiome through the dust on foot.—Chi cago News. l.canoti for .December 18. Onldi-n Text.---"Ye Klmll seek'mt;'and find me, when ye shall soiireh for rne Ivlth , ill your heart."- -.ler. 20: 1!!. The subject nf Hie lesson fur this week s "The Captivity nf .lllihlll.'f Tltfi tl'It .ler. r.2: 1-11. ; . ; • After the burning of .lorcmbih's coll-hf Kim? .lehoiakiin, the prophet, caused n duplicate i" lie uiiiile. and continued feni> ly Ids ililliouU. work of warning tha people. Ho tried with nil Ills power to, dis-mido the majority of tin: people from uppciilliii' to Ku-.i'iit for help ami from rebelling against Hie growing power 'it Finn- ylon; for lie knew tloit sucli n course must bring speedy ruin, lint his efforts wore ill vain. NcbuHiadro/./.ni's prcllim'uiir'y'di'm- onstralion ngainsl .Indiili before the year. 1)011 Koonird to have little effect on the. popular mildness. The mutleriiiKS ot the coming stiirm were not heeded. In W)7 H. 0., .tehoiiikim revolted, but died before the utter ruin of his iinlion wns fully e»t- denl. II'iH sun and successor .lehoiaoiun, afler a brief reign, wns taken captive by Nobuohndt'o/.zur nnd with him were tnkftn Inrgo numbcm of the best people of .Iildnh; the prophet Kr.oklol went with these captives, nnd wrote his book in Habylnnia. Nebuchadrezzar placed on the throne of Jiidnh to rule those who wore allowed to- icmiiin Mattnniiih, a younger son of Josiah, but n far different nnd weaker man. To him wns given the inline Xedpkfuhv lie remained king eleven yours, until the full of Jerusalem in .Wd. This period was full of turbulence nnd excitement in .Tcrn- f-nlt>m. owing to tho alternate succes&es and defeats of tho Egyptian and the nnti- Egyptiun party. The former party constantly advocated and planned revolt against linhylon, relying on Egypt for help, nnd wns unsparingly attacked by Jeremiah. Ezokiul. though In n distant laud, co-operated with Jeremiah in the attempt to prepare the remnant of Jnilah, for its certain fnto: and the first part ot his prophecy consists of symbolic predictions of tho fall of the city nnd kingdom. In 588 came another revolt, and thi$ was the last; Nebuchadrezzar besieged tfi« city, nnd though the siege wns itUcnrunt- ed. it came to nn end in the following year with the complete destruction ot the temple nnd the devastation of Jerusalem. The collection of elegies or dirges en? titled "The Lamentations of Jeremiah,'*' which linnlly anybody ever reads at the* v ~ present day, except in rending the Bible 1 through, gives a vivid picture of the horrors of the siege and the fall of Jerusalem. It should be rend, or at least parts, of it, as a preparation for teaching; t&i* lesson. Kxptnnatory. The parallel passage in Kings, which ' should be read, is 2 K. 2-1; 18; : 2u: 22._ Tho form ot tho iinmo hero given, Neb- uchadrezzar, with an "r," is the correct onei the *'u" is due to a'corruption of we , text in Kings. Younger pupils may be m- "••Now York ninii who carri,'! the message about the Importance of his not neglecting his own soul, but through (.'hi 1st seeking something bolter Hum this world could give him why, nil the business men in tlio counting'room my. "Good! Now. that is religion." And Hie.clerks sot hold of Hie story und talk it over, KO that I lie weigher and cooper and hackman, standing on the doorstep, say: "That Is splendid! Now, that !•. what I call religion-' It is a good thini.' to preach on u hiinduy morning, Hie people nsscmblcd In most re- Kiiceluhlw iilHre nud seated on soil cushions, tho preacher stuiidim? in neatly upholstered pulpit surrounded by personal friends, nud after au inspiring hymn has been sung, ami Hint *orinoii. if preached in faith, will do good, but Hie most dice- live sermon i.t preached by one scaled m dressing gown in in. urni.'l.inr Into which the invalid has will, much euro boon liflo, III,, iiiiwimdiiii! "helves I' 11 '" 1 w '"' "" cine bottles. HOIIUI (o produce sleep for Iho relleC of sudden paroxysm for stimulant, wt»v for nnodyiie and some for fobrifu«e, luu .preuelier quoting promises of tho qf thp ( Of some some me for :-rs. I suppose the forty days of the descending nnd uprising Hoods and the 15(1 ilnys before the passengers could go ore must have seemed l-i those eight people in the big bont like a small derail v. For forty mornings they looked out nnd snw noi one pnteh of blue sl;y. Floating- nrouinl ninid the peaks of mountains, Shorn and Ham and .laphdli had lo Imsli tin 1 fears of their wives lest they should dash ngainsl the projecting rocks. Hut after awhile it cleared off. Sunshine, glorious sunshine! The nscending mists wore folded up into clouds, which instead of dnrkoning the sl<y only ornamented it. As they looked out of the windows those worn passengers clapped their hands and rejoiced that llio storm was over, ami 1 think if God could slop such n Morm n.s Hint he could slop any storm in your life- lime experience. If ho can control a vnl- lure in inldsky, lie can slop n summer but Hint Hies In at your window. At Hie right time he will put llw rainbow on Hie cloud nml Iho deluge of your misl'orium's will dry UP- I preach the doctrine of limitation, relief and illHoiilliriillinonl. At jusl Ihe right time (lie pain will cense, the bondage will drop, Iho imprUoiiod will be liberated, the tiros will go "ill, tho body nml mind nnd soul will bo free. The last ,,-k "( tlio Ni..ioliiin! dcliiwc came, the lust day. the hist hour, the hist meiil. The belli ing of the rain on the roof ceased, and the dashing of Hie billows on the side of (he »)il|> qiiided, and peacefully as a vnclit moves out over quid Luke Ciiyuita, i'-oiii" or Lin-erne, the nrk uilli il i illustrious passengers and important freight glided to ils mountain wlnirfugo. What a heaven it will be whose limbs were so rlienmali not dike n hlep when they ;.'d wings. What a heaven it will be for lho>e who were always sick when they are always well ami after twenly .veins of pain I" have millions of year-, of health 1 . \\'h"i " lltthl will bo iho light of heaven for ib"se who on earth could not sec their hand before thi-ir luces! And wlml will the inn- ,;ic of heaven bo to HIOKO the. lympninim of whose curs for many yours hud censed to viU-utu! Denied on earth iho ulousuro spoiisibiiil.v of presenting your biography, which is tho story of one's life by some one else, if you will give your love and Irnst lo him of Hdldohem and Calvary, Iliis will be your biography: "Horn at the right time, but tlio moM important event iiThis life was when ho was horn again. Pied at tlio right time, but long In-fore Hi-it he hud died unto sin. lie had many crises, but in ull of them was divinely direct, -il- weaknesses, but they were divinely syinputlii'-od with. In his life there were many sorrows, wave afler wave, siorm after slona, bill he outrode everything "."1 landed in denial safely. Why? ca I. SHORT SUMMONS. Hesllcssiics-. Uuo >if Ihe commonest of Hie experiences of men Is ii sense of resilossnoss. We are never salislled wllh what we have, in.d "iir greatest pleasure Is lu inillcipaiioii. Scripture Inlcrprcls Ihls by showing us Unit we were made t" enjoy God; therefore, even Hie gronli-st earthly joys must fall ID Si.tW.v ii«. ' We ''.in Mini no re-1 outside of God's old-mil In soiu. We Know 111 He of our beginning and less about 1,111- cud. U Is the of ivvohilloii lo clear u wny the stumbling blocks anil make the end nud purpose of life more clear to us. Itov. ('. A. Kanim, Sun Francisco, Cal. The Invisible (Mie. lie who dfo\c oiii iho money changer.; Is In your ollbv to day InvUhlc. H" Is In the midsi of socloiv. This brings hope Into ihe Individual life. This boitcr'.ng of Immunity \vill be done by him who walks lu\ isi- l,lv I,, Hi Ids! of men. Uov. l»r. Mc- Coiiiicll. KpLsoopnllau, llroolilyn. N. Y. Tho mind grows narrow In proportion us tbu soul grows corrupt.—Itiw- scuu. DKATH HI'.I.MKT. curved noodles. In the helmet aro twi holes fitted with disks which can In made to revolve until they come Inti opposition with the eyes of the victim The apparatus Is In comnninlcntloi with u battery on a table near by whlci causes the cartridges to revolve and a Iho Kiime time to plunge forward an bury themselves deep In Iho front: lobes of the brain, destroying Instantly il largo portion of the white nialler of the cerebrum. Heath Is Instantaneous and pnliilos!*, and only u simple prick at the angle of ouch shows bow the dead mail passed. IVAL-Hl i.^nl^"' -*.,n,llm. I'l'f"" -~— „ — — --- ^ torested in a description of the tnachmea lined in ancient warfare, which can be found in any biblical dictionary. . The fourth month of the Hebrew A POLYGAMIST Holierls IN CONGRESS. , Said lo lltilh'H Nrw Mcmb Have Four \Vivcn. At the recent election Hrluhani II. Koborts was clio.seii ns a member of Congress from I'tali. Itoberis Is a Mor- moii. and was for years an elder of Hn- church and one of Ms missionaries He- fore ihe decree nbolWiliig polygamy Dp a Church-Steeple. Two riggers in a Western city n few years ago performed a feat that for .larlng and steadiness of nerve equals anything on record, says the Philadelphia Times. Hopalrs wore necessary ut the top of a very high church steeple. There was no wny to reach- the spot from the Inside, und the riggers procured a number if light ladders and lashed them, one above the other, to the outside of the steeple. The topmost ladder, however, was not high enough to enable thorn to roach the desired spot, and as the upper part of the steeple was too small to permit the proper lashing to it of a ladder, u daring expedient was resorted to. One of the men, carrying a pot of molted solder, climbed from one ladder to another until ho had reached the last one, and then, bracing himself, lie raised an extra ladder that the other rigger had brought up In his hand, and loaned it ngulnst llu- .stoejilo. Then the man below grasped tills ladder ami held It steady while, ilie man above mounted it to tlio point where his work was to be done. He began tin 1 work at once, and all promised well till suddenly he Jo.s- tloil the solder pot, and the fiery stuff ran out and fell over the hands of the man who uns holding the ladder. Hut Die brave fellow did not move. With a presence ,,|' miiiil ami a courage woi'lhy of u monument, lie maintained a Mrui'hold of the bidder until his companion could come down from lii.s perilous perch. Pupa- My child, il' 1 should die penniless, are you well |nv[>«ivd I" light v.uir «ay In the bailie of life? Itlancbe - I think so, 1'ailier; I've been through three engagements nlrt-nt^ was from about the middle of June to toff' middle of July. The famine was indcetf n terrible one, as wp lourn from the horrible dotails given in Lamentations- It must be' remembered that Jerusalem got" its food supply from a 'considerable olgr tunce, being situated on several bills between two deep valleys. Tho peculiar rft- nntion made the city easy to defend tor a long time, but also made it easy for the besieging army to cut off the supplies. Against this danger there could be no-4»- fensc. Previous kings had constructed * ' system of water works, so that probably the horrors of thirst were not added ta , those of hunger. When a breach wns at last made In t^ie walls, the defenders fled. Their escape^ ( made under cover of darkness, was by the south. They climbed down the steep slopes of the Tyropoenn Valley, which toy between Mt. Klon on the west and Mt Morinh, the temple mount, on the cart; nnd coming out into the deep valley atthe southern side of the city, they eludedvtbe ' Uf. by Ion inn or Chaldean conquerors, wba Imd probably mussed their forces at tha north side of tho city whore the ground was more nearly level. Tho warriors of Jndali Hod to tho southeast towards tho Jordan Valley, hut they wore soon overtaken. Near Jericho, a few hours' jout- ney distant from tho capital, Xedekiah. wiis captured and his men scattered. > Nebuchadrezzar returned to Babylon* not directly eastward across the desert. but by traveling directly north to the re- gijin ot Huinuth on the Orontes river, north of Mt. Lebanon, nnd afterwards crossing to the upper Euphrates and der Kcending that river. It was at Hiblull la the north that Hedeklirh'B (ate WHS decided and his punishment executed. The horrible torture of this wretched monarch (remember, he was u son of the good king Josiuli) is merely hinted nt in the brief narrative. To sec his sons slain before his eyes in the most cruel manner, then to have his eyes put out with a spear, theo to be shackled nud driven like a heart 'to great Habylou and immured in a dungeon, was surely a bitter punishment for thla rebel. So, nt last, God's chosen people met their deserved doom. It Imd been delayed men a* nunlm-tors < p have proM'd a SIHTCS j'ili'i'i 1 sav-. llial lh''> ma iini-i 1 . with h» I'miny rniioii of c\er> I'uil.v. ,-:.ilale !o iinpo lletnpl any l mon,,-nl. The I,,.,-, frnni rainilicx of respcciabilily. Tl.e women ..... 'day off oa,h we,-!, nml ,•-,-,.'„,. W u work lor ll,,..r when the -I root ear company divided lo put on women Uiido ,! M.licniion. Poo,' ..... liftV,. v conductor movement. Many have In a i> they i lllelllH by Hie know il i-xpcl'imi'lil of flnpl'i.vinv' \vo of llie smaller cilier, seems lo eil ill I'hilboolhc, Illli", il local file, fnillifnl and eoii.-.oioinioiK ,1,1111,in! !ln< respect and aillnii of mankind, who would nol IM penile ilillnetice, and <lo nol J .lid not be liileriiied for a ii (he htroel S. Spi-aklm; |irrlonn ill' c;: IS il I In liven 11 • on a man, a l.i'Men priul oiolncliM's aiv rl. nine hours r.l'1-vici'.s. A I inliidoi- .. much In I heir opinions roganl complained und protested ah'"' 1 tion. Tho various labor uruimliiuliuuii ui'o especially activu in ol'l ocw couducturs. hi ,11; i, illllies i, ami •I- vie iluu'n I hey mini. vviili . Illd. iciirly M") (.'iris ilini! Hie feiiiule m,l iho iuimvii- thi.' ,'h <!: for centuries, und Jehovah hnd sent many noble men to delny it by lending in temporary reforms. Hut the self-will of mei* thwiirtod the grnoious will of God, for the time, nnd nil Hie glory of Jndiili was trolled ill Hie dust. The lesson of the quarter will be reviewed next week; therefore it may he well this week, if there is upporlunily. to give a brief sketch of the events following the fail of Jerusalem. Of com-.-.. 1 n"t more thnu a -e mention is possible; hut It will be useful, before going into the New Ti-iluiiieni in ,1 .•iiiuary. lo remind Iho cuiss of tho hnlf-ceiilui-y of liabyloiiian cuptiv- itv witli ils literary activity as illustrate/I in 'K/ekiel nnd M.IIIO "'' Hi.- Psalms, tlm return in Hie reign "f Cyrus, illlS It. C.,. Ion- period oi inactivity and partial !ii-atln'io.-m. lie- work ot Kara of the fi'dlbw- ii ilie tour couturier laments," oi' Persian, n am) lioman rule. of Ju.liih was fiir- ,,pl.- of .luduh are? ninctcciiili century, and may so'uiii Hay,. ir .incc-lral home. ' XIic (.'online <>l t!iB Knrtli. Main tiv -, mat formerly nourished- Ui of Trance arc no 'longer ep| in Hie I'MI-ollie SOUtllr , ,, mll bcr ,.f spirlm huvii efl- ,)>,•.ire,!. The lemon uo luUtfr ... ;'a i.nimucdoo, and un lice cillllnU be lollllll ill iiOUSslloUi Italian poplar, *» eoaimoii nml l esqlle •" UHcll'lll .'•'I'OMch ila.v r.irel.v J'oiind "U I-'i'd'Hl futtt I-.',,'-!, of liauuv eo lo prove, tut-oIuiU»Wl' of \eiiipor itiiiv ill I'm no-, Harden of Kurupc. . . - - ..-.,--. ' ^, I,, ,!„. .\,, ,•„„„, | ,..Mand a larg il.vl.v ,., »;•. eiHilngH, nVUJ. lu Ausiiiii I ho public oxci-Utfoneit wear;- n pair of new ivbilc gloves u,vftfy : . nine lie Is called upon to carry uttl %i caj'iial M iM : 'lic' . Tho duration of sunshine III tht> OILS countries of Knrop» wu» Wi fly . discn-scil iit a scientific niot'tlug'. was shown Hint Spain slaiulil »t\ t head of tlio Dm, having on Hie aycfl :I.IKIII hour- of sunshine pwr year, liiilv hns -Vino hour*. Gei'iimny next wllh I.70U. and Uutfluud 1.-100.

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