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TflEUPFEK MM **ftt MffiH. AMOKA TOWA, WBPJMaMLT ' "^ '" " " '" ;hop. In a few moments she came out, er face radiant. Certainly, they would accept her embroideries and pay her well for them. That evening she began her new la- apparition Henri Sancede rose instant* ly, the grave face showing the greatest emotion. Gulllaume enjoyed his friend a embarrassment ahd concealed a smile by pulling an incipient mustache, of which he was not a little proud. Mar- itaa seated herself opposite the visitor, who tried to turn his eyes from til* charming vis-a-vis, but they came back involuntarily, and when their eyes met Henri's face becahie crimson. "Really, 1 never suspected that Catrt was made of, such inflammable material!" cried Guillaume when his friend had taken leave. "My beautiful littHs durihes s only C >u11 work such a miracle on grave, cold Cato." „ . Marl'ssa. not nl! displeased at the impression she had made, deigned to say that she thought Cato Very agreeable. "I will tell him that you think so, AFTER :; her Madame de Sorgnes nor a offered any assistance, ac- ncd as they had become to for everything to her. But ume did rebel. Tiomane imposed on his revolts. He longed for r _3 when ho could rid her of these eoable duties, and put his mother sisters" at ease. In the rriean- e would work like a galley slave, was only at the beginning of uggle. Day by day, the dlmcul- from lessening, seemed to mul- ncl, even harder to bear than her ome household labors, were the .enable requirements of her two jiions. During the first week af t- ir removal to the apartments in 5 d'Assas, they had been almost _1 in their feeling of relief at iscape from the dull pension, and oyment of the comforts of their ome. But tho complaints Were again. Ennui, the ennui of the iverwhelmed them. On no con- Ion would Madame de Sorgnes to see any of her old Parisian indeed, she could not be- in- i go out at all, fearing to meel f them, and she had insplrec . with the same fear. The young could no longer 'be persuaded to the garden of. the Luxembourg 'fumed now with the lilacs lu whence the strains of the mill- land came to the little drawing the fifth floor, filling her with tssible sadness. Tiomaue sue- however, after much coaxing, cing them to go out dometime's .te in the afternoon, when they ot run the risk -,f meeting any .tances. But w-Uking .soon fa- hese indolent orientals. By an of her childish character, de Srrgnes, who had decided rom rfociety, went out, accom- ly her daughter, one fine morn;ay, and taking a carriage drove amps Elysees, and the Bois de an amusement which cost 8 gnore than the expenses of a y. Tiomane chided her gently, at once told by Madame de that she could never think of an omnibus. In a few days lated her drive twice, and went t the Restaurant de la Cascade, and daughter always re- 'rom these excursions more ex- d more dissatisfied than ever, of this Parisian luxury, the the toilettes, tho shops re- their regrets. They seemed lost souls, who, from the infer- !bns, see the joys of the blessed ' n. The days soon came when ded to temptation. They pur- onnets, gowns, and the thou-one costly trifles of the fem- illette. In vain Tiomane im- '"oiiiting out the yawning abyss they were hastening. They to her prayers and entreaties, month was most disastrous. is and extravagances of the ud daughter could no longer ed. What barrier could Tio- .erpose between them and cer- ln? Her pleadings 'irritated thout doing ' any good. They as an impertinent, tiresome :rom whom one escapes as possible—whose warnings Jes and despises. She spoke ~H the subject only once again, irning after breakfast she adame de Sorgnes to listen to ; her little capital, very neces- dd to the small and very un- come from the railway shares, ,_ained only 400 francs and if e did not succeed in getting a a engineer what were they 3ors, Working until after midnight. Madame de Sorghes wept at this hew proof of Tlomane's energy and devo- ioh and promised to abide by her advice in future. "What!" exclaimed.Guillaume the fol- .owing Wednesday, when he came to visit them, on finding Tiomane bending over her embroidery frame; "this is sheer madness—you will be ill." And he repeated for the fiftieth time, "Oh, when can I put an end to this?" In a fortnight Tiomane carried her first piece of embroidery to the Bon Marche. It procured her at once more orders than she could fill. By working all the time that she was not occupied in household labors she could make 3 francs a day. July came. Guillaume graduated the fiftieth of his class. Tiomane's fears Were fully realized. The young man could not hope to obtain any place under the government. TALttAGB'8 "tidOb LAST SUNfiAV'S CoirtO to Pass, Stferry thai xvl., tPhfefi *h&ir fh«f SAW, ttc M*» 96. him a was the iron works at CHAPTER XIX. WEEK LATER, Guillaume fell like a bomb into his mother's little drawing room. "Hurrah! hurrah! we are rich; I have a, position!" An old school of 1'ecole Monge, Henri Sancede, of whom he had often spoken to them, who had graduated a year before the Polytechnic, had procured position with his uncle, who proprietor of extensive Bliiiville. Guillaume was to receive 150.francs a month, board and lodging. His Sundays could be spent with the family. Blin- ville being only two hours by rail from Paris. He returned to the little nest-on the fifth floor, and the widow, proud of her boy, smiled again. Guillaume insisted that the wife of the concierge should resume her duties, not only preparing the dinner, but the breakfast also. He begged Tiomane to give up her embroidery, but this she could not be induced to do. "Yes, we are almost rich," she echoed hopefully, but she did not give up a certainty for an uncertainty. On the fourth Sunday of the month the young engineer came, bringing all his salary, which he poured into Tio- mane's lap, keeping nothing for himself. "You know I am an extravagant fellow, Tiomane, and if I need anything I will draw upon your purse." said the'teasing brother. The next Sunday Sancede was invited to dine In the RUe d'Assas. The same emotion, the same embarrassment, "She is his fate," murmured Gull- laume in Tlomane's ear. Monsieur Sahcede was seated at table between Madame de Sorgnes and Maritza, and, having recovered his sangfroid, made himself very agreeable. Far from being the cold philosopher that his college friends considered him, Cato was endowed with the keenest wit and In his skirmishes with impulsive Gliillaume the sharpest arrows came from his side of the table. In short, Sancede won golden opinions frorii the three ladies. Madame de Sorgnes invited him to come every Sunday, but, to his great regret, he could promise only every alternate Sunday, his uncle claiming half his leisure. Youth is the great magician. These fortnightly dinners were real fetes. The two young men casne quite early. When the weather was fine they all went to Luxembourg. Sometimes the- little mamma preferred remaining at the fireside. Then the four young people started out, Gulllaume giving his arm to Tiomane and Henri offering his to Marltza and walking proudly like a king. On these walks the "duchess" was very gay and amiable, chattered like a magpie, pouring out all the trifles with which her head was filled, and Cato drank in her words as if they solved' the most important problems. If It rained they remained indoors, and the little nest was filled with animation and joy. Tiomane sang and Guillaume never wearied of listening to her music. As for Sancede, no music to him was comparable to Maritza's silvery laugh. *Antl tt tt«att« tail lot Snnubn, Us Spoft" were three thousand people assembled in the temple of Dagon. They had come to make sport of eyeless Samson. They Were all ready for the e a t e r t a 1 btnent< They began to clap and pound, impatient for the amusement to begin, and they cried, "Fetch him out, fetch him out!" Yonder I see the blind old giant coming, led by the hand of a child into tho very midst of the temple. At his first appearance there goes up -a shout ot laughter and derision. The blind old giant pretends he la tired, and wants to rest himself against the pillars o£ the house; so he says to the lad who leads him, "Show me where the main pillars are!" The lad does so. Then the strong man puto his right hand on one pillar and his left hand on another pillar, and, with the mightiest pusn that mortaf.ever made, throws himself forward until the whole house comes down in thunderous crash, grinding the audience like grapes in a winepress. "And so It came to pass, wnen their hearts were merry, that they said. Call for Samson, that he may make us sport. And they called for Samson out of the prison-house; and he made them sport." In other words, there are amuse- fiwsi& fit the slartf liters Bhatf fee intistd at the &lose.» While this" nefcvefd? aft has often been dragged- into tfi§ toi'66 6i sup-ef stilion afld dissipation, we fill know it rttay be the means df filgn moral culture. Oh, It is & grand thing tb have otrf children bfought ttfl amidst the sound of cultured voices, and amidst the melody of musical instruments. Thef6 is in this art an indescribable fascination for the household, Let all those families who have the means to afford it, have flute, of harp, or piano, or organ, As soon as the hand is large enough to compass the keys, teach it how to pick but the melody. Let all our young men try this heavenly art upon their nature, fhojje who ha¥e gone into it fully have found in it illimitable recreatibn and amusement, Dark days, stormy nights, seasons of sickness, business disasters, will da little toward depressing the SOfll Which can gallop off over the musical keys, o? soar in jubilant lay. It will cure pain. It will rest fatigue. It will quell passion. It will revive health. It will reclaim dissipation. It will strengthen the immortal soul. In the battle of Waterloo, Wellington saw that- the Highlanders were falling back. He said, "What is the matter there?" He was told that the band of music had ceased playing, and he called up the pipers and ordered them to strike up an inspiriting air; and no sooner did they strike tho air than the Highlanders were rallied, and helped to win the day. Oh, yo who have been routed in tho conflicts of life, try by the force of music to rally your scattered battalions. ' I am glad to know that in our great cities there is hardly a night in which there are not concerts, where, with the best musical instruments and the sweetest voices, people may find entertainment. Patronize such entertainments when they are afforded you tfy, rt ¥6*fl f«fsh It «fr *t iw mfwma f > iw hitfi afld ffaes efl* Ms wtaaei* WH»: 'tnftt Wetlidl-esggd iftaia wtS tMt jB«p*S€ nifli. totf did & fetedMss ta fft» ftsw •, t>m yen did s frieat i&f U ymjam son! You wl« frot get otef It all tfci. (TO BE CONTINUED.) AWFUL GAGUS PLANT. Terrible Effect Upon Natives Who Use ments that are destructive, and bring down disaster and death upon tne heads of those who practice them. While they laugh and cheer, they die. Tho three thousand who perished that day in Gaza, are as nothing compared with the tens of thousands who have been destroyed by sinful amusements. But my first text implies that there Is a lawful use of the world, as well as an unlawful abuse of it. and the difference between the man Christian I AM AN BXTHAVAGANT FELLOW. ^Tiomane, that these daily jere- cease," Madame de Sorgnes 1 petulantly, putting her fingers rs. tie removed the breakfast nd left the room to hide the could not restrain. After her 1 duties were finished she went walk, feeling the need of soli- solitude of a crowd—where t least think undisturbed. She pn, weary, discouraged, angry, £o herself that, perhaps, after i useless to struggle any longer coujd save this thoughtless, £gent .mother and daughter; were of the number of those headlong, eyes open, to the it whtise base is certain death, ipw could sho abandon them to fending' fate? Ejrlfice 'has its intoxication—the an longing which sustains the She reproached herself for j.ry weakness and resolved try to protect them—to save pm themselves. She tried to she could do to add to their Iresourpes. Her time was al- taken up in household cares, if she could spare a few hours give, lessons in languages or f what mqthev would choose her ence tp a diplome? As to her not ner fingers lost their aommuning sadly with herself, jed the Bon-Marche, and, still still questioning, she stopped kjy before the shop windows, rtefl; surely . she recognized sciuisite embroideries on silk, the most elegant arabesques, the industry par excellence of now the you KNOW While he was speaking, a piano, which he had ordered, was brought into the room. "Whatextravagance!" cried Tiomane. "Bah! only 25 francs a month." "But that is enormous for us." "It will be our only pleasure to listen to you, and really you owe us formidable arrears." This second winter opened less gloomily than the proceeding one. With the increase in their income the future did not seem so threatening. Doubtless the craze for oriental embroideries was only a passing one; the income from the railway shares might cease any day; but Gulllaume, .so intelligent and so industrious, had made a beginning, and advancement must come. So reasoned the fond mother, Tiomane had found again her greatest pleasure, Every evening was spent at the piano and her rich voice filled the whole house with exquisite tones. The wife of the concierge reported daily the compliments upon her abill* ties uttered by M, Desgoffes, a celebrated professor of vocal music, who occupied the apartments on the first floor. In spite of her fixed determination t° It as an Intoxicant, Capt. Casson of the British bark Cupica, while at Astoria, on his way out to sea from Portland, gave a reporter sonie interesting facts in regard to the gagus plant and the terrible effects it has on the natives of the Gau'ptil island, where it grows. Capt. Casson is an authority on matters pertaining to the South Sea islands. In speaking of the gagus plant Capt. Casson said: . "It is a species of cactus, and, as I said, grows only, to my knowledge, on the Gauptil island. The island is a small one, but is well populated by natives of the Malay race. In the interior this plant grows wild, flourishing especially in the red, rocky soil. It looks beautiful when growing, as you may judge by the bright hues with which it is spotted. "Opium is a potent drug, but I am certain that the extract from the gagus plant is calculated to do more damage to the human system, The natives cut the plant in the early spring. After they have gathered a sufficient quantity they put it in large bowls and crush it with huge stones. "A grayish sap runs out freely, and this they collect and drink after letting it ferment, which it does easily. Within half an hour after imbibing it the drinker becomes perfectly stupid and lios around like a log. The spell lasts a day or more, during which time the natives say they live in paradise. I havr>. Known sailors to try it, but never twice, "ThJ'iv.; years ago I had a man in my crev r who was driven crazy by one drink. r >"'he first effect of the liquor is to softer? the bones and gradually eat them 3w»y. There are natives there, the victims of gagus, who are indeed boneless ivnd unable to walk or use their limbs, "Then tUey begin to wither away until they die in misery and convui-. stons. Usually two years will finish the hardiest man. The sufferings of the slaves to the drink are terrible." and the man un-Christian is, that in the former case tho man masters the world, while In the latter case the world masters him. For whom did God make this grand and beautiful world? For whom this wonderful expenditure of color, .this gracefulness of line, this mosaic of the ground, this fresco of .the sky, this glowing fruitage of orchard and vineyard, this full, orchestra of the tempest, In which the tree branches flute, and the winds trumpet, and the thunders drum, and all the splendors of earth and sky come clashing their cymbals? For whom did God spring the arched bridge of colors resting upon buttresses of broken storm-cloud? For whom did he gather the upholstery of lli.Cli.UO " *.H3*Jt ^*-»**J »• M „_____ v — Buy season tickets, if you can, for the "Philharmonic" and the "Handel and Haydn" societies. Feel that the dollar and a half or two dollars that you spend for the purpose of hearing an artist play or sing is a profitable investment. Let your academies of music roar with tho acclamation of appreciative audiences assembled at the concert or the oratorio. Still further, I commend, as worthy of their support, tho gymnasium. This institution is gaining in favor every year, and I know of nothing more free from dissipation, or more calculated to recuperate the physical and mental energies. While there are a good many people whq have employed this institution, there is a vast number who arc ignorant of its excellences. There arc men with cramped chests and weak sides and despondent spirits who through the gymnasium might be roused up to exuberance and exhilaration of life. There are many Christian people despondent from year to year, who might, through such an institution, be benefited in their spiritual relations. There are Christian people who seem to think that it is a good 01 4hS eWeet to^fnoffdW you wilt se<§ a aiiJK ffiatt &!&-_„ - ; -,_... "An»" yatt Say, "what fidti 1 d<5 t6 ttal* ; , this man happy? Me ceftaifiif d6<i« r not want money; he !8 fidt eddf, tort W Is sick." Give him one tif thbse twefl* , ty-flve hundred cheerful looks that y&tt have garnered up- for the whole year* Look joy and hopefulness into his soul* ,. tt will thrill him though afld thef 6 will ' be a f eactlon upon your own soul, oe« ' ing a little farther on* yon will come te the store of a friend who Is embarrassed in business matters. YOU will go ifl and say, "What a fine stere you have! I , think business will"hrlghten up, and- you will have more custom afte/ awhile. _I think there Is coming a great prosperity to all the country, Good morning." YOU pass out, Toll have helped that young man, and you have helped yourself, Colonel Gardiner, who sat with his elbow on a table, spread with all extravagant viands, looking oft at a dog on the rug, saying, "How I Would like to change places with him; I be the dog and he be Col. Gardiner;" or, those two Moravian missionaries who wanted to go into the lazaretto for the sake of attending the sick, and they were told, "If you go in there, You will never come out. We never allow anyone to come out, for he would bring the contaglon.'_ Then they made their wills and went In, first to help the sick, and then to die. Which was the happier—Col. Gardiner, or the Moravian missionaries dying for, others? Was it all sacrifice when the missionaries wanted to preach the Gospel to the negroes at the Barbadoes, and, being denied the privilege, sold . themselves into slavery, standing side by side, and lying side by side, down in the very ditch of suffering, in order that they might bring those men up to life and God and heaven? Oh, there is a thrill in the joy o£ doing good. It la the most magnificent recreation to : which a man ever put his hand, or his head, .or his heart. But, before closing, I want to impress upon you that mere secular entertainments are not a fit foundation for your soul to build on. I was reading of a woman who had gone all the rounds of sinful amusement, and she came to die. She said, "I will die to-night at six o'clock." "Oh," they said, "I guess not; you don't seem to be sick." "I shall die at six o'clock, and my soul will bo lost. I know it will be lost. I have sinned away my day of grace." The noon came. They desired her to seek religious counsel. "Oh," she said, "it Is of no use. My day is g(*ne. I havo been all the rounds of worldly pleasure, and it is too late. I will die to-night at six o'clock." The day wore away, and it came to four o'clock, and to five o'clock, and she cried,out at five o'clock. Why It Did Not Work. "Whew I v/as. farming in Carolina," says an old Connecticut fellow, "I got ahead of Providence in the hailstone business. Aifter I had planted my crop of tobacco I rigged up a.line of polea the entire length of the field, with ropea stretching from pole to pole, and to those ropes I attached a cloth material not so stiff as crinoline nor so flexible as cambric, By a system of pulleys anyone standing at the edge of the field could pull the main guy rope and in five seconds tho entire crop would be covered by this curtain or awning. I was •taken ill about this time and my physician told me I must go to California for my health, so I went, but before going I instructed my wife how to work my device and told her that whenever she saw a storm coming to cover the be a recluse Madame de Sorgnes could not refuse to welcome her son's friend to her home, and one Sunday Guillaume brought Henri Sancede—Cato, as his college friends called hini. The young man was of medium height, with a well-knit, powerful frame, a face that could not be galled handsome, and yet two 1 energetic brown eyes and a very sweet smije made It a very striking face. He was the son of a country physician residing in the Jura, had been admitted to Pecole Monge as a charity pupil, and had graduated at the Polytechnic with credit. Everything about him indicated the plodder of firm, unswerving will. He was of 'the number of those who, when they start In life, trace out the path which they intend to follow, and, keeping the goal ever in view, never deviate from it. A rather amusing Incident marked the presentation of the young stranger, When the two friends entered the Uttle drawing-room they -founfl Tiomane, at the piano; Madame 4e" s.prgnes was smpfcins her eternal cigarette^ yeplin, ing smcef \A\y TO % ac-Ja., a,nd. ysr • flfc m.¥M°- Mwltw entwd, g» • — hiateeB —*-* crop And so the hailstones never damaged your tobacco?" inquired the little man with the chin whiskers. "No, sir, never touched it. But, then, you see,"' he adied, leisurely taking a long pull at his cigar, "there wasn't any tobacco to ruin, for every time a storm came up my wife drew the curtains and the crop died of drought."— New York Tribune. fire around the window of the setting sun? For all men; but more especially for his own dear children. If you build a large mansion, and spread a great feast after it, to celebrate the completion of the structure, do you allow strangers to come in and occupy the place, while you thrust your own children in the kitchen, or the barn, or the fields?. Oh, no! You say, "I am very glad to see strangers in my mansion, but my own sons and daughters shall have the first right there." Now, God has built this grand mansion of a world, and he has spread a glorious feast in it, and while those l-who. are strangers to his grace may come in, I think that God especially intends to give the advantage to his own children—those who are the sons and daughters of the Lord Almighty, those 'who through grace can look up' and say, "Abba, Father," You cannot make me'believe that God gives more advantages to the world than he gives to tho church bought by his own blood. If, therefore, people of the world have looked with dolorous sympathy upon those who make profession of religion, and have said, "Those new converts are going down into privation and into hardship. Why did they not tarry a little longer in the world, and have gome of its enjoyments and amusements and recreations?"—I say ,to such men of the world, "You ar-s greatly mistaken;" and before I get through I will show that those people who stay out of the kingdom of God have the hardships and self-denials, while those who come in have the joys and satisfactions. In the name of the king of heaven and earth, I serve a writ of ejectment upon all the sinful and polluted who have squatted on the domain of earth' ly pleasure as though it belonged to them, while I claim, in behalf of the good and the pure and the true, the eternal inheritance which God has given them. Hitherto, Christian philanthropists, clerical and lay, nave busied sign to be poorly; and because Richard Baxter and Robert Hall were invalids, they think that by the same sickliness they may come to the same grandeur of character. I want to tell the Christian people of my congregation that God will hold you responsible for your invalidism if it is your fault, and when, through right exercise and prudence, you might be athletic and well. Tho effect of the body upon the soul you acknowledge. Put a man of mild disposition upon the animal diet of which the Indian partakes, and in a little while his blood will change its chemical proportions. It will become like *" 'V* S.' % " f j *- '"<•* J ^ f i^ i« ' ;1 " -^ > i *- ' T^ *>i ' A. Good Likonesa. A conceited individual out west got an itinerant portrait painter to paint the portrait of himself holding a favorite ass, and when the job was finished he invited a friend to inspect it, After oaretwUy examining it the friend said: 'ilt is. a capital portrait, put who is that holding you by the bridle?" The friends do not speak now and th,e portrait Is consigned to many Times. themselves chiefly in denouncing sinful recreations; but I feel we have no right tp stand before raen and women in whose hearts there }s a desire for recreation amounting to positive necessity, denouncing vnis and that and the other thing, wnen we do not propose to give them something better. God helping me and witb reference tp my last account, J shall enter upon a sphere not usual in sermonizing, but a subject which i think pught to be presented «tt tWg time, J prppoae now to lay before you some of the recreat tions wniob are »9t only Innocent, but positively unto the blood of the lion, or the tiger, or the bear, while his disposition will change, and become fierce and unrelenting. The body has a powerful effect upon the soul. * * * We shall have the smooth and grassy lawn, and we will call out people of all occupations and professions and ask them to join in the ball-player's sport. You will come back from these outdoor exercises and recreations with strength in your arm and color in your cheek and a flash in your eye and courage in your heart. In this great battle that is opening against the kingdom of darkness, we want not only a consecrated soul, but a strong arm and stout lungs and mighty muscle. I bless God that there are so many recreations that have not on them any taint of iniquity; recreations in which we may engage for the strengthening of the body, for the clearing of the intellect, for the illumination of the soul. There is still another form of recreation which I recommend to you, and that is the pleasure of doing good, I have seen young men, weak and cross and sour and repelling in their disposl* tion, who by one heavenly touch have awakened up and become blessed and buoyant, the ground under their feet and the sky over their heads breaking forth into music, , "Oh,", says some young man in the house torday, "I should like that recreation above all others, but I have not the .means." My dear brother, let us ta^e an account of stock. You have a large estate, if you only realize }t, Two hands. Two- feet, You will have perhaps during the "Destroying spirits, yo Shall not have me yet; it is not six, it is not six!" The moments went by, and the shadows began to gather, and the clock struck six; and while it was striking her soul went. The last hour of our life will soon be here, and from that hour we will review this day's proceedings. It will be a solemn hour. If from our death- pillow we have to look back and see a life spent in sinful amusement, there will be a dart that will strike through our soul, sharper than the dagger with which Virginius slew his child. The memory of the past will make us quake like Macbetn. • The iniquities and rioting through which we have passed will come upon us. weird and skeleton as Meg Merrillies. Death, the old Shylock, will demand and take the remaining pound of flesh and the remaining drop of blood; and upon our last opportunity for repentence and our last chance for heaven the curtain will forever drop. StmnRtli and Weakness. There is as much kill in selfishness as there is in poison.—Love for God takes in everybody else.—Too many next year at least ten dollars for charitable contribution. YOU will have twenty-five hundred cheerful looks, if you want to employ tnem, YOU will have flye thousand pleasant words i? you want to speak them. £fow wnat an amount that is to, start with! You go out tg-morrpw morning ana you see a, c^ee of reaj destitution fey tk e wayside, You, glY§ W» twp cent?, T&9 blind man hears' the pennies rattle Jo bis bat, and he says, "Tft^te y9«« people make the mistake of belonging to church without belonging to Christ. —The devil makes every string pull toward the saloon, from hunger to polities—Any kind of a sinner can be saved to-day who will quit his meanness and, trust in Christ.— The sun baa spots on it, and yet some people expect every church member to be per- f ec t._ -The man who is anxious to serve God can begin right away,— Whatever would have been wrong in Christ is wrong in any member of his cliuvchr-* Sin would not be so deadly if the devil had to flght in an open field,— The man. who is iiot doing his best for God is falling short of what God expects Ww to dp,— Ram's Horn. A Kay of SimsUluo, "If anything unkind you heap About some one you know, my dear, Do not, I pray you, it repeat When you that some one chance t<J meet; ' For such news has a leaden way Of clouding o'er a sunny 4ay, But if you something pleasant hea* , About some one you know, 'my dear. Make haste— to make gveat baste 't well- To her or him the same to teU; jj'or such news has a golden Of lighting up a clpuqy g»e<j:e| the Tfce growing gooO* the, partly 4epe»$exrt P» »et Wei}, I'm the Ju.okle«t 9feap

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