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Tkxu ;I nm vrt-rxl with thi skia sf my
teeth," Job xlx., 20.
Job had t harl. Whit with Mils at 1 be
reavements nnd bankruptcy an I a foo! of a
wife he wishod h whsW, nnlLlo not
blame htm. His flosh w.-n i;on, and hii
lM3nes wro dry. His teoth w.isto 1 aw lj- un
til nothing but tho cnincl Somol left. H i
eries ont , "I am os-3.ip I with the skin of mv
Therh h bn ion" .li!T-ren'o r' opinion
about this p s ii;o. sr. J-rmo an I S m'
teM an U)rs. Goo 1 and Toolvant IUrn.
have all trlo l their fore.-p on Jo'.V tth.
You deny my interpretation and s iy, "iVtvit
did Job know aout thoeii.-imol ofthntthV,,
Tie knew evrj-thin about it. Dental
Rurery Is almost as old a tho earth. The
mummies or Kirypt, thoat-m U of years oM
nro found to-day with j?ol.l fllNn in their
teeth. Ovl l and Horace and Solomo-i an I
Mos8 wroto ahout the- ImporMnt factors
of tho body. To other provoking complaints
Job, I think, has aldvl an nXispHritln-'
toothache, and putting his haul against tho
Infl inW face ho s ip, ! am escapol with
tho skin of my teeth."'
A very narrow es :ap- yo t say, for .ToVs
body and soul, but there are thoman Is of
men who make just as narrow os". ip-i for
their soul. There was a time whn the par
tition letwen them and ruin was no thicker
than a tooth's enamel ; but, as Joh fin illy
es-3'ipo.l, so have th.y. Th iak Go I ! Ta ink
Go 1 1
Paul exprcssfM the same Idea by a differ
ent figure when he says that so no people nro
"savxl ns by lire. A Vessel at sea Is la
flames. You 'o to the stem of tho vessel.
Tha boats have shovod off. The fl itnes ad
vance. You can endure the heat no longer
ou your face. You slide down on t ho side of
the ve&sel and hold on with your fingers un
til the forked tonguj of tho llro begins to
lick the back oTyour hand, nnd you feel that
you mu-t fall, when one of the lifeboats
comes back, and the passengers say they
think they have room lor ouo more. Tho
boat swings under youj you drop into itj
you are saved. 8o some men are pursued by
temptation until they are puriially con
sumed, but alter all k off "'saved s by
lire." But I like the llgure of Job a little
bette-thun that of Paul," because the pulpit
has not worn It out, and 1 want to show you,
if God will help, thai some men make nar
row escape for their souls and are saved as
"with the skin of their teeth."
It is as eay lor some people to look to the
cross as for you to lookto mis pulpit. Mtld,
Keutle, tractable, loving, you expect tuem
to becrjiue Curistiaus. You'o.ovet to the
store and say, "Grandon joined the churoa
yesterday." Your business co.nrados say
"That is just wnat mijfht nave been expjot
ed." He always was ol that turn of mind.
In youth this person wuom 1 describe was
always good. He never broKo tniugs. He
never laughed wUon it ynn improper to
laugh. At seven he wuidsit nu liounn oiiurch,
perieetiy quiet, leokiu neitner to tuo njjut
naud uut to tuo leit, out straigut luto tan
eyes of tho minister ns thougu he uuder
siood the whole diMHisslon about tho eternal
decrees. Ho never upeet things nor lost
them. He floated into lue kingdom of Go t
so graduuiiy ttKit It is uuoertaiu just wneu
the mutter was decided.
Here is another one, who started in life
with an uncontrollable spirit. He kept tno
nursery in an uproar, iiis mother fouud him
walking ou the edge ot the house rool to see
if he could balance himself. There was no
horse he dared not ride, no tree ho could not
climb. His boynood was a long sent ot pre
dlcaiueuts , his manhood was reckless nis
mldjile very wayward, iiut now lie is con
verted, an. i yuu go over to the store and say,
"ArkWTrtgut joined the cuuroh yesterday. '
lour lriends nay "It is not possible 1 lou
must be joking. You say : ".No , I Veil you
the truth. He joined tod church. ' 'luou
they reply, "There is hope for any of us If
old Arkwnght has become a Ouristiau."
in other words, we all admit that it is
more diltlcult for hduj meu to aeeepl the
gospel than lor others.
1 may be aU trussing some who have cut
loose liom churches an I Uliiles aul Sundays
and wuo have at jruseul no intention ol e
comiug Christians themselves, but just to
see what is going on. Aud yei you may llud
yoursell eecaping ooiore yoj near lue end,
tw "witu the skiu ol our leetu." I Uu noi
expeet lo wasie this hour. I nave seen ooals
go oil iroiu O.ipe May or Xioug liraucu au J
urop their nets and aiierawmie como iisuore
puuing in tuoir nets without iiavtug c.iuguc
a stngte ilsu. It was not a gooi day, or taoy
hud not lue right Kind ol anef. llui we ex
pect no sueu excursion to-day. Tue water
ts 1UU ot ilsn tue wind is in tne right uirec
tKu , tue gospel net is strong. O luou wuo
UidM help Simon and Andrew to lUu, saow
us lo-xiaj now to east tuo nei ou tue rigut
Blue ol lue sutp I
aooie oi you, in coming to Go I, will havj
to run against s&opuoai uotious. it is use
less lor people to siiysuarpau icuttiug tuiugs
lo those Who rejeet tuo Ounsnau roiig.ou.
1 cannot ny sucu iniugs. iiy waat process
ol lemjaation or trial or betrayal you navd
come lo your preseut statu 1 know not.
Tnere are two guieo loyour n.Mure megaie
Oi the iieai aui lue gaio ol tue ne,irt. ' 1 He
gate oi your iion u looked wuu bolts iu 1
bnrs tntt au aroiMtngei oouid not break', but
the Kie oi jour no.irt bWiugs easily oa as
hiugu. II 1 assauuel year oo ly wuu wea
pons, you wouia meet nio witu weapous, aud
rt. woui i uo eworu sroso or wua nave,
uuj wouua Rr wouud. nud uooa ior imoo-l.
bnt If T "me nnd knock nt tho door of roif
house you open it and give me th host 'at
in your parlor. If I should come nt you to
day with nn argument, 3"ou would nnswet
me with nn nrtrument ; If with sarcasm, von
nnswer me with sarcasm, blow for blow,
ptroke for stroke, but when I come an I
knock nt the door of your heart you open it
nnd say. "Come in, my brother, and fell me
nil you know about Christ and heaven."
Idsten to two or thre? question Are yon
ns happy ns you imi i to h-i when vou bMv 1
in the truth of the Christian relitjion? Would
you llk to havo yotir children tr iv d on In
the road in which you are now travelln i?
You had a relative who professed to bo a
Christian and was thoroughly consiten
livine nnd dylnc in the faith of the posn l.
Would yon not like to live the s-in quiet
Hf nnd die the same peAcoful death? I re
ceived a letter sent me bv ono who has re
jected the Christian reHiron. It say: "I
am old enomrh to know that the jors and
pleasures of llfoaro evanescent nnd to realize
the fat that it must l comfortable in old
njre to believe in something relative to the
future nnd to have a faith in some system
that proposes to save. I am fre- to confess
that I would be happier if I could exerels
the simple nnd beautiful faith that is
possessed by many whom I know. I am not
willingly out of the church or out of tho
faith. My state of uncertainty Is one of un
rest. Sometimes I doubt my immortality
nnd look upon the deathhe i ns tho closing
scene, nfter which there Is nothing. What
shall I do that I have not don-. Ah. skepti
cism is a dark an I doleful lanl! Iet me
vvy that this Bible is either true or false. If
it be false, we are as well off as you , If it Ve
true, then which of us is safer?
Let me also ask whether your trouble hi
not been that you confoanded Christianity
with the inconsistent character ot some who
profess it. Yon are a lawyer. In your pro
fession there aro mean and dishonest men. Is
that anything ngainst the law? You are a
doctor. There nre unskilled and contempti
ble men in your profession. Is that anything
ntrainst medicine? You nre a merchant.
There are thieves nnd dofrau lers In your
business. Is that anything against merchan
dise? Behold, then, the unfairness of charg
ing upon Christianity the wickedness of it?
We admit eorao of th6 charges nctinst
those who pfofew religion. Some of tht mo?t
Riff aalia iwiadlw of tb prtnt dr bay
ben carried on by rnembers of thechnreh.
There are men In the churches who woul 1
hot be trust ed for 5 without goo I collateral
Security. They leave their busings dishon
esties id the Vestibule df the chtirch as they
KO in and sit at the communion. Having con
cluded the sacrament, they get up, wipe the
wine from their Hps, go out and take up
their sins where they let oX To serve the
devil Is their regular work; to serve Go 1, a
sort of play spell. With a Sunday sponge
they expect to wipe off from their business
slate all the past week's inconsistencies You
have no raorejright to take sUjh a m in's life
as a specimen of religion than you have to
take the twisted irons au 1 split timbers tha I
lie on the b-woh at Conoy Island as a specl
men of an American ship. It is time that wa
drew a line between religion and tha frail
ties of those who profess It
Again, there may be some of you who, Ii
the attempt after a Christian life, will have
io run against powerful passlous and ap
petites, l'erhaps it la a disposition to anger
that you hare to contend airainst. nnrl nr.
haps, while In a very serious moo J, you
hear of something that makes you feel that
you must swear or die. I kQO of a Chris
tian mau who w is once so ex.isp irate I that
he s ii! to a mean custo ner4 "I cannot swear
at you myseK, for I am a m"nber ot the
ohureii, but ii you will go down stairs my
partner in business wilt swear at you." All
j our goo 1 resoltttloas herelolore u ive been
lorn to tatters by explosions or temper.
Now, there is no harai in getting m i l if you
only get m i l at sin. iVa ueet to bridle
and sad lle these hot breathe I p issious, and
with them ri le do.vn iujusticj an I wrong.
There are a thousaud tuiugs in the world
that wo oiiil to be ma I at. There is no
harm in geitiug redhot If you outy bring to
the forge that which needs hammering. A
mau who h. no power of righteous indig
nation is an imbecile. Uut be sure it is u
righteous in ligu ition aud not a potulancy
that blurs aul uur.ivols and depletes the
There is a large class of persons in midlife
Who have still in them appetites that were
Moused in early manhood, at a time wuen
they prided themselves ou boiu:.', a "little
last," "high livers," "iree and e;Ly," "hail
fellows well met." They are now paying in
compound interest lor troubles they collect
ed twenty years ago. Some of you are try
ing to esoape. and you will, yet very nar
rowly, "as with the sklu ot your teeth."
God and your own soul only know what the
struggle is. Omnipotent grace has pulled
out many a soul that was deeper la tr
mire than you nre. They line the beach oi
heaven, the multitude whom God has res.
cued from the thrall of suicidal habits. Ii
you this day turn your back on the wronq
nnd start anew, God will help you. Oh, th
weakness of human help' Men will sym
pathizo for a while and then turn you off.
If you ask lor their pardon, they will rive
it nnd say the.y will try you again , but. Tail
Ing away again under the power of tempta
tion, they cast you off forever. .But God
forgives seventy times seven yea, seven
hundred times. yea. though this be tho ten
thousandth time Ho is more earnest, more
sympathetic, more helpful this last time than
when yon took your first misstep.
If, with all the influences favorable for n
ri?ht life, men make so many mistakes, how
much harder It is when, for instance, some
appetite thrusts its iron grapple into tho
roots or tho tongue and puns a man oown
with hands of destruction I If under suh
sircumstancos he break away, there will be
no sport in the undertaking, n holiday en
joyment, but a struggle In which tho wres
tlers move from side to side and bend and
twist nnd watch for an opportunity to got in
a heavier stroke until, with ono final effort,
In which tho muscles are distended, and tho
volns start out, and tho blood starts, tho
swarthy habit falls under the knee of tho
victor escaped at last as with the skin of hi3
In the last day it will bo found that nugh
Latimer and John Knox nnd Huss and Rid
ley were not the greatest martyrs, but Chris
tian men who went up incorrupt from the
eontamlnitions and perplexities of Wall
street, Water street. Pearl street. Broad
street, State street. Thir l street, Lombard
street and the bourse. On earth they wera
called brokers or stock jobbers or retailers or
Importers, but in heaven Christian heroes.
No fasros were heaped about their feet, no
inquisition demanded from them reeinta
Hon, no soldier aimed a spike at their heart,
but they had mental tortures, compared
with which all physical consuming is as tho
breath of a spring morning.
I find in the community a large class of
men who have been so cheated, so liodalour,
po outrageously wronged that they have lost
faith In everything. In a world whereevery
thing seems so topsy turvy they do not see
how there can be nnv God. They nro con
founded nnd frenzied nnd misanthropic.
Elalorate argument to prove to them tho
truth of Christlanltv or thetruthof anything
else touches them nowhere. Hear me, all
such men. I preach to you no rounded
periods, no ornamental discourse, but I put
my hand on your shoulder and invite you
into tho neace of the trospel. Here is a rock
on which you may stand firm, though the
waves dash against it harder man tne Atlantic-
nitchintr its surf clear above Eddy-
stone lighthouse. Do not charge upon God
nil these troubles of the world. As long as
the world stuck to God, God stuck to the
world, but tho earth seceded Irom His gov
ernment, and hence all these outrages and
nil these woes. God is goon. Jfor mauy
hundreds of von rs He has been coaxing the
world to come back to Him, but the more He
h.-is eo.ixed the more violeut have men been
in their rsi?tan?e, and they have stepped
back and tdpped back until they have
dropp d into ruin.
Trv this God. ve who have had tho blood
hounds after you, and who have thought
that God hail forgotten you. Try Him and
pc if He will not hetp. Try Him and see if
He will not pardon. Try Him andseo if fie
wilt not sav. The nowers oi sprint? nave
no l.liKitn so sweet as the flowering of Christ s
affections. The s?sn hath no warmth com-
nu rwi l with the uiow of His heart. J.ne
wnters have no refreshment like tho foun
th.-it will sluice the thirst of thy soul. At
the moment the reindeer stands with his Hp
.ml nostril t lirust into the cool mountain tor
rent the hunter may be coming through the
thicket. Without crackling a stick unaer
his fool ho comes close by the stasr, alms Ms
gun, .'.raws the trigger, and the poor thing
tn us de.-ith ;ii?onv aud falls backward.
Its antlers crashing on the rocks, but the
panting heart that drinks Irom tno watei
brook of Go I s promise snail never uo iu
tally wcunded and shall never dle
'T vrvEit took nnv stock in
dreams," said J. L. Santer, of Lex
insrton. Mo., "but from recent ex
neriences I am inclined to believe
that there is something in the ray
steries of sleep after all. About two
months a?o my wife informed me
that she had dreamed of a marriage
nnd that it was a sure sign of death
Two davs afterwards my grandfather
was killed by a train at Omaha
Following this up, my better hal
warned me to look after my financial
interests, as she dreamed I was being
treated for hvsterics. To dream that
I was being Treated for anything, she
informed me. was a never-failing
sign that I would suffer a linancia
loss. In less than a week came the
Sedalia Bank calamity, and I am out
$2,000. Just before I left home I
accidentally broke a Jooking-glass.
Now I am told that I will have seven
years of trouble. It has not materi
alized, but I expect to receive a tele
gram before morning informing me
that my boy has been drowned in
the river, my house has been de
stroyed by fire, or that something
else equally ae horrible has oo-
IXTHER A2TD HIS MAID SEBVAXt.
Luther bnd a domestic residing at his house
by the name of Elizabeth, who in a lit of dis
pleasure left without giving the family any
notice. She subsenuentlv fell into habits of
Immorality, and became dangerously 11L In ;
her sickness she requested a visit from j
Luther. On taking his seat at her bedside
he s iid i "Well, Elizabeth, what is the mat
ter!" "I desire, she replied, "to ask your
pardon for leaving your family bo abruptly;
but I have also something else weighing very
heavily on my conscience : I have given my
soul away to Satan!" "Why," rejoined
Luther, "that's of no great consequence;
I have, continued she, done many wicked
things, but this is what most oppresses me,
that I have de liberately sold my joor soul to
the devil, and how can such a crime ever llnd
mercy "Elizabeth listen to me, rejoined
the man of God, "suppose while you lived in
my house, you had sold and transferred all
my children to a stranger, would the sale or
transfer have been lawful and binding?" Oh,
no, said the deeply humbled girl, for I had
no rignt to ao mat.
"Very well, you had still less right to give
your soul to the arch-enemy ; it no more be
longs to you than my children do. It is the
exclusive" property of the Lord Jesus Christ;
he made it, and when lost, also redeemed it;
it is his with all its powers and faculties, and
you can't give away or sell what is not yours ;
if you have attempted it, the whole transac
tion was unlawful and is entirely void.
".Now.do you go to our Lord : conless your
guilt with a broken heart and a contrite
spirit, and entreat him to pardon you and
take back again what is wholly his own.
And as for the sin of attempting to alienate
bis rightful property, throw that back upon
the devil, for that and that alone is his." The
girl obeyed, was converted, and died full of
taith and hope.
THE SIMPLICITY OF FAITH.
An attendance upon the reading of the pa
pers and the learned and able discussions
which followed at tho late annual meeting of
the General Association of Connecticut was
calculated to impress the Christian mind
with the importance of simple faith in Christ.
Tho topics which usually come before this
purely ministerial body are designed to be la
touch" with the leading subjects of consider
ation in the theological world and also in re
lation to aggressive Christian work In the
This year the scientific spirit as related to
the evangelic spirit of the Congregational
idea as worship, and the ground ot laith
were tho leading topics. Under these the
scientific trend of tho day in connection with
tho higher criticism,' and the nature and
place of true worship were brought out from
different points of observation with varying
Tho papers and the discussions which fol
lowed suggested the importance in these
times of more closoly adhering to simple
faith in Christ.
To a faith like that illustrated in the
woman, to whom Christ said, "Woman, great
is thy faith. J3e it unto thee even as thou
wilt." Tho faith that is the gift of God. The
faith that works by love and purifies the
heart. The faith of tho common mind. Tho
faith that is not confounded or disturbed by
tho mysteries of science. Tho faith that
trusts in God's Word, and recognizes the
reality and die fruits of Christian experience
is that which will remain in life and triumph
THE GOODNESS OF GOD.
God is good as well as groat. O, yes, read
er, ho is infinitely good to you, to me, to all.
On this point I know not how to speak, where
to begin or where to end. "Tho goodness
of tho Lord endureth forever." It shines in
tho sun, beams in the moon, sparkles in tho
stars, rolls in the thunder, streams In tho
lightning, sighs in tho tempest, and comes
down upon us in gentle dews and plenteous
showers, to water and bless tho earth, and
make the little hills rejoiceon every side. Tho
apple which mellows in tho sun. the vine,
laden with the rich clusters of tho grape, tho
bird that cuts the air, and tho insect that
floats along tho breeze, are only so many
varied expressions of God's unsearchable
goodness. Think of tha air you breathe ;
what a blessing this, inhaling life
and vigor, beauty and health to every
living thing, and yet so common, that you al
most forget tlie gift and overlook the Giver !
Should God withhold it but a few moments you
and every living creature, would pant for
breath, and soon languish and die. Tho
stream, that leaps from the mountain's side,
and glides along through fields and forests,
spreading fertility and beauty on every side,
until its cheerful ripple is lost in the majestic
roar of the ocean, is another expression of
God's inllnite goodness. What blessings aro
light and beat ! How rich, how free ! These
also are the products ol divine goodness.
Should God withhold them, what a dreary
night would spread its mantle over this fair
world, and convert it into ono vast scene of
lamentation, mourning and woe.
FERVOB IN RELIGION'.
Fervor in religion, earnestness as a Chris
tian, is ns natural an effect of tho close con
tract of truth with a man's mind, as a spark
is for tho meeting of steel and stone or as a
glow is from friction, or as ebullition is from
pouring water upon unslacked lime.
lit al religion is fervent. It awakes a man
in earnest. It gives light, and heat, and
spiritual electricity; and the preacher should
bo giving off those like an electrical machine
or galvanic battery.
He who is never fervent in prayer, nor in
labors for souls, nor in praise, nor in doing
good, then It must bo that the fire of divkie
love has never been kindled in his heart.
Ileal religion, like lightning, will naturally
givo lighC heat and electricity. The true
Christian Is charged with truth, and with
love to souls; and the electric sparks will be
flying off from him. If you are a good con
ductor you can draw off a great deal of spir
itual electricity from a good minister, ot
from anv good Christian, anil he will have
none the "less for it, while you will be all tho
OUIl CHILDREN IN HEAVEN.
As the shepherd thought more of the sheep
that was lost than the ninety and nine that
were safe; as the woman scarcely realized
the volue of tho nine pieces of silver that re
mained in her casket, in her anxiety for the
one that was missing ; so it has ever seemed
to the bereaved parents, the flowers which
heaven claims in tno spring time of infancy
are fairer and sweeter than any that survive
the early blight, to blossom and bear fruit
In the chilly atmosphere of time.'
If flowers of earth exposed to blight.
And withering long before their prime,
Appear so passing sweet and bright,
Amid the dim cold wastes of time ;
How wond'rous ; how surpassing fair,
How redolent of life and love.
Must those, whom heaven has called, appear,
'lransplanted in the fields above?
Spruce chewing-gum is one of the
products of the turpentine still, be
ing simply the rosin from which not
alfthe spirits of turpentine have beeh
extracted, and wuicn nave Deen clari
fied by especially careful straining
through white cotton. The other ex
treme of the still's product is the
waste-chips, lumps, pin needles and
impurities of all sorts which are
srathered up in the cotton, and
thrown out witn it; upon tne ever
lighted fire which burns near-by by
day and night, lending a picturesque
feature to the gloom of the "plney
woodi" of tat Southern Unlud 8Utft
THET SCARED THE TOAD.
One day a toad on a toadstool sat
And "I'll rest awhile,' Bald he,
For hopping about in search of a meal
Has already quite wearied me."
But alas ! f r that tired toad, two elves,
Each with a slender stick.
Came skipping that way, and with wink aa .
Resolved to play him a trick.
So under the toadstool they skipped and be
gan To prod it those mischievous two
And the toad cried out in the greatest of
"There's an earthquake ! Oh, what shall I
Detroit Free Press.
THE WATS OP TURRETS.
."ew readers of St. Nicholas havt
known the anxieties and delights of
raising turkeys. I should like to tell
them Borne of my experience.
In April your turkey-hens will not
stay together, 'as they have done all
the winter, but each seems to have a
separate secret, and you will often
meet one in the most unexpected
places, far away from the house. Then
the old turkey-hen will try to look so
unconscious? She just goes on pluck
ing at the grass and weeds, slowly turn
ing first one way and then another in
an aimless fashion ; and when she is
sure you are watching her, she will
lead you back and forth, around and
around, sometimes for half a mile.
Yet-would you believe it?right here,
near by, along the fence in a dump of
grass, or under some dried brush, or
perhaps in the middle of the pear
orchard, with never a thing to mark
she spot, or in a tangle of black-berry-bushos
in the old graveyard on the
cool moist earth is a nest of speckled
eggs 1 But take care 1 Do not for the
world put your hand in the nest t You
must take those eggs out with a fresh
clean spoon turkeys are "mighty
partio'lar," as the colored people say ;
but if you dont take them the crows
or tho setter dog wilL You must
leave her a "nest-egg," of course, and
above all things the hen must not see
you do this ; for you and 6he are play
ing at hide-and-seek.
Some day you will find her sitting
on tho nest, crouching down close to
the ground, with a scared look in her
pretty brown eyes. Don't say a word ;
trip noislessly away, and late that
evening givo her back those speckeled
eggs, slipping them under with your
hand. She will pluck you, but do not
mind that ; you and she will be friends
Onco I made a turkey sit in a hen
house where there was many a 'rat-
hole. She had been on tho eggs four
weeks when little turkey-voices were
heard beneath her, and little turkey
heads peeped out from among her
breast feathers. When I took her up
by both wings, such plucking and
picking and scratching as she did 1
I looked, and behold 1 not a turkey
chick was there. The little things
just out of the shell, obeying the wild
instinct of their nature, had "scooted"
in the twinkling of an eye, leaving a
nest of empty shells. I hunted all
over the hen-house, but no sight or
sound of them could be heard, but as
I turned away, I heard the old hen
calling softly ; then, more softly still,
came the answers, and from rat-ho!e,
from wisps of scattered straw, from
chips, from cracks, and from corners.
the little ones came creeping back to
tho nest. I caught them, though,
after all, and did as an old worn
an told me. "With my finger-nail
I scratched off tho little "pip" at tho
end of each tiny bill, and, holding the
little turkey firmly and placing a fin
ger in the bill to keep it open, I
crammed tho little pip which looks
like a piece of meal husk and a whole
grain of black pepper down each littlo
throat. The black pepper makes them
warm. Then the young turkeys are
treated to a dab of salt grease and
snuff, mixed together in a brown
paste, first on the top of each head
and then under each little throat
Their food is now to be wet corn-meal
and chopped garlic or onion tops, with
an occasional seasoning of black pep
per on damp days. How those little
turkeys like onion tops ! They actually
squeal with delight when they smell
ihem. What tussling when two or
three are hanging on to the same
piece! What funny littlo things they
are; go weak in their legs, so easily
npset, yet so strong in their bills. You
can lift a little turkey off tho ground
with an onion top, if he once gets a
firm hold. St. Nicholas.
An Honest Man.
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Pelican' had finished a tediousa- long
narration, "that our friend Pelrban
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There are no physical difficulties in
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