North Carolina Newspapers

    VOLUME XVIII.
FRAN KLIN. N. OL WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY' 5f 1003.
NUMBER 9.
CLIMBING
Little on ollmblng the hallway stairs,
. He earefnl--lhe way Is steep
"An ,wth.U.tila linmla ajitl feet-at weak
ioi tue task ol th upward oreep. i
;Tlsmanys fall you've had, alas!
An many a bump and brulsei
But hope brlrai lull In your HUM heart,
And qulokly the task renews.
Little on climbing tb hallway stain, .
Look up and climb, nor fwiri
For oloso In the all flows a watcher stands
" And fatherly arms are near.
t THE WHITE DEER. ' .t
Br Gsorgf EtHelbert Walsh.
Tl.n 1 1 .. 1 tn1.nJ nA
sUO ItMUCU OH tuuiaiucu BUU" nut
flake were falling spasmodically. All
' around in the dense woods drifts word
heaped high. Donald Slalworth, with
snowshoes Blnklng deep In the flaky
a. V 11 of ainsiA nnnilnw esrflrK tita ATAPI tVti B
uwvs avw jiwiviuaj naua win svw
The mighty stillness of the words op
pressed him.: Overb.es d the dull clouds
were murky and threatening.
"I must be live miles from home,"
Donald mutter -"? -.trill be hard
pull, and there's more anow coming.'
He rested some moments against
heavily laden birch tree, whose white
bark be mechanically .:. stripped off,
While engaged in this occupation he
heard a noise which aroused the natur
al instincts of the hunter. It was a
faint bleat of a deer, but with a strange
ly pitiful plaint in it that made Don
ald exclaim: - '
"What's up? Something is wrong!
It must be a wolf or dog!"
The possibility of a stray dog In the
great lonely woods was not great, and
he soon dismissed that view from mind.
"It must be wolves or some other
, wild beast 1 wonder how far It Is!" ?
- He listened intently, applying bis
ear to tho surface of the snow. The
dismal cry of the deer was repeated
at intervals, growing fainter at every
call. Suddenly Donald looked: up at
the sky anxiously, and then down the
trail which led to. bis home. But with
a new resolve be tightened the strap
of one of his enowshoes, picked up
his rifle, and started off in another dl-
"u-iifTik ieo, tee
though he Ms he slid aiougf
k snowshoes with agility, and
jy passed beyond the opening in
oresi 10 tne imcaesi pari ui 11.
From this direction came the strange
bleat of the deer. Five minutes later he
stood in an opon glade with one of
those rare sights of animal struggles
pictured before him that is allowed to
the fortunate toW. Two large bucks
stood facing each other, with lowered
heads, and horns interlocked in a dead
ly embrace. Ib their fierce struggle tor
the mastery their horns had become
entwined so that neither could escaps.
Back and forth in the small opening
they bad been plunging, pushing, shov
ing, and pulling, hoping to break the
deadly embrace, but all they had ac
complished was to pack the snow hard
under their feet and tighten the fearful
grip of the horns.
Donald stood a moment In surprise
and amazement - watching the strug
gling, doomed animals. No power of
their own could ever release them. One
might prove tho stronger and gradual
ly tire out his opponent, but death to
either one meant lin;wri'arvaL
to the othorsCS--mwpructed with
qrns of a deed deer was no vlo-
,ory to arjtioipato.
Both animals appear to realise their
danger. Instead of bucking and fighting-with
the flreof anger flashing in
their eyes, they stood quiet and tremb
ling, bleating pitifully for -the help
which might never come. Nothing'
could break the lock of the terrible
horns.-' --.,-.,,..,.;-.;
"Well, this Is a conundrum," re
marked Donald-with a whistle; "If I
hmt thm hnth It will relleva them
fjjjjgertng death; but I can't take
home their bodies, and u I leave them
uero iu wuivvb WIU pwu mans wu
with them."
' He stood Idly by, gazing at the ani
mals, while the two bucks stood quiet
as if waiting for his verdict." A. far
away cry of a wolf suddenly , made
them shiver with fear, and one utter
ed a half-broken plea for help. This
roused Donald to say; .
"I'll gel them out of the trouble if I
can. It's a shame to leave them here to
be killed by wolves. But It will take
time!" :-,-,v i-.-.-v --.;;' '-
He glanced up at the gathering
signs of a new Storm, and at the dark
ening landscape around; but as if for
getful, of his own danger he stepped
up to the two struggling animals. They
winced and renewed the struggle as"
be placed a hand on their heads. But
they were helpless and unable to make
resistance.
, "Now keep quiet,"' be said soothing
ly, stroking them with his- hand. But
It required some effort oa his part to
induce them to be quiet while he stud
led the problem before him. The horns
were locked In- one of the simplest
ways Imaginable, but nothing -would
ever break the embrace unless they
could be pried sideways at Just the
right angle. ,'r V.'
Donald placed his rifle between
the horns and started to pry them
apart; but this caused renewed kicking
and bucking' on the part of the two
terrified animals. Back and forth he
followed them, holding his rifle in posi
tion and prying bard at every favora
ble opportunity..
"lfou "'ih things, why don't you
stand si.., 1 ' ne"mu"ttereit as he tugged
away. "Can't you see I'm helping you?"
Ilnally, worn out with their contin
ued exertions the bucks stopped In
the mis' "0 of the glade and panted
V;W4i: "1 mournfully. Another cry
of a disU t wolf made them quiet and
f arful. lining tills lull in their strug-
Arful. lm
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THE STAIRS.
Nov over the topmost step 70a rise,
And your eje is flashed oa met
Mr glad heart warms and Join yon hi
Your ory of Tlotury.
Little on climbing th hallway stairs,
I speak to myself In yoi
For X am a ohlld with an upward task,
And 1 am a oiimber, too,
' 'Tla many a fall and a scar I get
For weak are those hands and test to keep
... un in asoeal cwy by day.
-Toledo Blade,
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the other, and then released It There
was a louder click than before, and the
two bucks leaped a foot in the air.
But much to their own surprise they
raised their heads In the air and shook
them free. The stared at each other,
twistod their necks to see It they were
broken, and bent their heads down and
then up again. They'i danced around
the open space and appeared so dazed
by their sudden release that they acted
like children just out of school.
Donald laughed . aloud and said:
"Don't know what to make of It. do
youT Well, don't do any more fighting,
or you'll get in trouble again."
The bucks appeared not to notice
him. . Then, at the sound of his voice
they stopped and stared at blm. Now
don't try any of your tricks on me,"
Donald said, knowing the bellicose na
ture of the animals. "I can drop both
of you in your tracks." "
He held his rifle ready for an emer
gency, but the bucks after staring hard
at him for several moments turned
quietly and trotted away together In
the forest. They were like two friends
who had made vp their differences, and
were determined not to fight or quar
rel any more. Donald raised his rifle to
his shoulder and muttered:
"How-eaeily I could drop them!. I
wonder why I don't? I've hunted weeks
before and never got such a fine shot as
this. Why don't I shoot?"
He lowered and raised his rifle, but
each time he shook his head and added!
"ld be a shame to shoot them
-e them out of such a family
Nnildn't be right!
rm.n- xrjeyonn niajairi-
ho loveraTw. """" good. "Well,
now they are bI il can't say that
I am. It's prettye-knd over Ave miles
to travel. It's snowing hard, too!"
The snow was falling heavily, and In
blinding clouds. Donald bad oeen 'so
Interested In the two deer that he had
given little attention to the approach
ing storm; but now he whistled sharply
and turned to move down the trail. The
clouds of snow were obliterating It
except for a few feet ahead. With bent
head be stared .hard at It studying the
trees as he hurried along. It would be
fatal to get off the trail;
The storm was the second half of a
blizzard cold, windy, and blinding.
The flakes of snow struck his face with
tingling pain. He tried to ward them
off, but he bad to study his path care
fully in order to keep on the trail, and
thus his face had to receive the brunt
of the storm. : ; - :.V
He covered a mile and then stopped
and panted. Regaining his breath, be
tried to renew the journey. The second
mile eeerned. harder, for the snow sur
fMfVielded to his weight and mads
snow-shoeing slew and difficult How
he covered the three miles he could not
say; but when on tbe point of congrat
ulating himself at his progress he sud
denly started with alarm. He was not
on the trail! In some way he had
missed It and had followed a false one
for a long Ume.---'-"-if-f'ffc--'..:s"
Donald's heart dropped and his hands
trembled. It was almost useless to at
tempt to find It in that blinding storm.
Yet he could not give up in despair.
He stopped and tried to think, going
over mentally every back step he had
taken and studying In his mind each
familiar landmark he had noted.
It was with a dreary and almost
hopeless spirit that he finally turned
around and tried to retrace his foot
steps. But these too, were filled up
with the drifting' snow a dosen yards
back, and he was more hopelessly
mixed than ever. In his extreme peril
Donald for the first time wished he had
not turned out of his path to save the
deer. y y'.,:.,y. ..
"I might have left them alone to
fight It out or shot them and moved
on,", he said bitterly. "I saved their
lives, but I've lost mine." :
These reflections irritated him, and
he stopped several times to Inveigh
against his luck and the deer. "They
were thankless things, anyway," , he
finally muttered. They trotted off and
didn't even thank me."
Donald shook himself. This sort of
thing would not do. He was slowly
yielding to tb cold, and halt-dreamily
accusing the deer of his whole trouble.
Once or .twice visions of them had act
ually appeared before his mind. They
looked like "white deer" flashing out
of the clouds of snow.
"If 1 only knew where I was I would
not care," doggedly said the fellow.
"But this being lost In a storm Is ter
rifying. It I only had . something to
guide me or keep me company. There's
that 'white'" ; . ' s -
He stopped and hit his head. The vi
sion of the "white deer" had appeared
before his mind again. But this time it
did not disappear when he opened' his
eyes. There is stood before him. Donald
gasped and then rushed forward to
touch the anlmaL
His bands came In contact with the
warm, wet body of an animal, and then
the "white deer" sprang forward and
disappeared In the cloud of snow. "It
was no vision," Donald said exultantly.
"Well, I'll follow hlstwK-ks. Deer al
ways know holftVJut of a storm."
I'eerlng dowfTtB'the snow he picked
up the small holes made by the deer's
feet, and in a few moments he was fol
lowing the trarks as a hound after
game. They led in the opposite direc
tion from the odd Doniild had hf!i tak
ing, and in a short time tin y brought
him to a d-ii p-trt of the worn!.
Then t!: P-"-V lit -! :I t' II, BvX
1 1: v s 'I ! , : ; . 1 1
stamped his feet and flung his hands
outward to rouse himself. But the
noise continued. Donald picked himself
up and followed Its direction. A dozen
feet forward he stumbled against some
thing hard-whlch reared directly In his
pathway. He touched it and in the
darkness tried to study it with his eyes.
Then he gave a shout of exultation. It
was one of the small log shelter cabins
he had helped to build for summer
uses when camping In the woods. He
knew that under Its sheltering root and
sides tner would be warmth and pro
tection from the terrible storm.
But inside the shed-like cabin there
was a notse of alarm. As Donald floun
dered through the snow a deer rushed
out of the shelter and disappeared In
the storm. It was bis "white deer" one
of the bucks he had rescued. Donald
stood silent and amazed. It seemed so
like a vision that he was unable to
speak for some time. In the desire tq
find shelter from the blizzard the buck
bad unconsciously directed him to the
old cabin, where he was safe from the
cold for the night - :
i "I don't think 111 say anything mero
about ungratefulness," Donald - re
flected. "That deer was the only thing
that saved me from a terrible death.
Sometimes Providence works In I
strange way'-New Tqk Times.-
; CUAiNT AN 3 CURIO J -
--5. .v, yfr
Most fishermen along the coast of
France still avoid going to sea In the
first two days of November, owlnir to
the superstitious fear of the -"death-
wind" and the belief that at that time
the ghosts of drowned fishermen rise
and capsize boats. . . , ' ',
Millions of butterflies are eaten every
year by the Australian aborigines. The
insects congregate In vast quantities on
the rocks ofrthe Bugong mountains, and
the natives secure them by kindling
Ores of damp wood and thus suffocat
ing them. Then they are gathered
baskets, baked, sifted to remo;
wings, ana Anally pressed iDtScakes.
According to ijflnm lately re
ceived from Irkjfgk a huge rent of re
cent formatl0ff baa been discovered on
the side f Mount Verkholonsky. , At
first itwas thought that the fissure was
U Jesuit of volcanic action, but It has
bean found on eloaa examination h
-
eologists that the-steam and white
bait exudations thrown out from the
reJSare dbe to tbe spontaneous com
bustion of coal schists under the sur
face ofhe mountain. 4
Madam de Oenhs, in a work on
"Time," tells us that the famous Chan
cellor D'Agvesseau, observing that his
wife alwayaSlclayed 10 or IS minutes
before she cam-down to dinner, and,
reluctant to lose so much time dally,
began the composition of a work which
be prosecuted only while thus kept
waiting.' At the end of fifteen years
a book In three quarto volumes was
completed, which ran through three
editions and was held In high repute.
The number of artificial coloring
matters prepared since Pekln's discov
ery nearly fifty years ago of the pre
paration of aniline dyea- from coal
tar has been enormous. It Is estimated
that at the present day over 8,000,000
different individual dye stuffs are easi
ly accessible to our industries, while at
least 25,000 form the subject of patent
specifications. The number of coloring
matters furnished by natural agancles
Is comparatively small, and those tha
do exist threaten soon to be Ignored
In favor of coal tar derivatives.
Mr. Moeran writes to describe a rer
markabla Incident that occurred while
shooting at a herd of ten deer at Port
umna, states the London Feld. "I
picked,"; he says, "an eight-year-old
buck that stood- head and shoulders
clear of the others, a little nearer to
me and broadside on. The bullet
struck him fair on the neck,' about
three Inches below the butt of his ear,
turned almost at right angles, and
came out at the back of his neck. It
then struck doe in the centre of the
forehead, coming out at the back of
her head, and finally passed through
the neck of a yearling doe just behind
the ear, lodging under the skin on the
far side. All three deer were killed on
tbe spot The distance was ninety-bev-en
yards, and the rifle used was a Win
chester carbine 440, with a -Hat-nosed
bullet ;"'-'
Ffcrama ! Aasiralla,
A great deal of interest has been
created in scientific circles here by the
dispatches from Australia telling of an
extraordinary red . dust storm that
broke over Melbourne, November 1?,
and which afterward became general
over New South Wales.
One phenomenon in connection with
the storm was the falling of fireballs,
which set fire to several buildings in
Melbourne. At midday the city was In
darkness, people traversing the' streets
with lanterns. The superstitious
thought that the end of the world was
about to come, and scones of panic are
described In some of the dispatches,
At the same time comes the news
that the Savalt volcano in Samoa is in
violent state of eruption, and that the
villages In the neighborhood are cov
ered with ashes, to a depth of two
inches. Sir Norman Lockyer, the as
tronomer, In an Interview printed in
The Daily Mall stated that fireballs
were constantly seen at the time of the
recent eruptions in the West Indies,
so that it Is possible that tbe phenom
ena in Australia may have been -connected
with the volcanic activity In
Samoa.
The fireballs are generally described
as globular lightning. There are rec
ords of much damage having been
caused by them. ln-li!09 the Warren
Hastings, a British warsrilp, was
struck on the maHts by three fireballs
In quick succession. In 1SS1 au eVc
trlc ball entered a wooden dwelling in
a viliiiKe of AuvcrRne. It exploded ami
set Dre to the hoime, with the result
that a child was burned to death. For
elitn Corrc.ine li'iice of the New fork
Times.
A Ml, My l-nltlk-
A SERMON FOR SUNDAY
A DISCOURSE ENTITLE? "THE COS
UEU IN THE OLD TESTAMENT."
The Rev. Dr. . Wilbur Ohawmsa Kcplalnt
. Hew God's Ability to Clmas Is II
lastrated la the Ceremonies af th
OM Testament Scriptures.
New York City. The following sermoa
entitled, "The Gospel in th Old Testa
ment, was preached by the famous evan
gelist, Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman, from th
text, "And when th fowls cam down
upoq the carcasses, Abram drov them
away." Genesis it: 11.
!" all parts of the word of God, both in
theOld Testament and the New, we find
God a provision made for cleansing the
sinner. If, in Jhe light of all thai has
been said we ,eel ourselves condemned
and that if th day of awards cam to
morrow w should suffer loss and los our
crown, though we shall be saved,1 "yet so
as by fire," this thought ' should com-to
? K n inPlt'n, that all our sins may
b blotted out and our. transgressions for
given. It is of great cheer, therefore, fojr
us to study the subject sow givsn. It is
not necessary simply that w should fa
miliarize ourselves with th New Testa
ment; this is, of course, essential; but if
we would know Ood'a ability to cleanse
we ought to know the Old Testament
Scriptures, with their types and ceremo
nies, r - v- ' -
Th birds of the" Bib! form an interest
ing subject for investigation. Tb first
mention of them in the Old Testament is
la Genesis i; Sl-"And God created great
whales, and erery . liing creature that
moretn. whii-h tVu water, hmn.1,1 -..
abundantly, after their kind, and every
""a" kixr uii aina; ana uoa saw
that It was Hod " Kinm tk.t im. ,..
are to be seen flying through many of the
atones of holy-writ, filled with lessons of
sweetneu and nn.. Thai
-been the sweetest, their plumage has been
1 u"t!n": ineir teacning naa been tbe
best. The eagla mountini nn far ahnm
the earth, and building its nest ahovehr
clouds, is a picture of Christian jhilr.
.,1. -JTl...:lj' - . 7.
tion. Isaiah bad it in minA ml
be said:
"They that wait nnon t.W
shall re- I
uw tueir airengiqney snail
ount up I
with wings as earfe; they aha!
run and
and not
1 n JSri l',eT. shall wi
faint. Ji( same bird, prepai
and
imng out its little ones to that thev
larn to fir. -offers a snlenrlid illn.fr..
ton pi th providence of Gpd, in thus
When Elijah was at tha kronk rh.ritK
and the waters had passed from bis vision,
and he himself was on th verge of star-,
vation, th birds fed him. livery little
sparrow that comes flitting through the'
air is a reminder of what Jesus said: "Not
a sparrow -falleth to th ground but your
heavenly Father knoweth It." w, -i
But as we rend th Old Testament sto
nes we find that there are also birds of
prey. They, too, have their lessons, but
the stories they tell are not so bright and
happy. This lesson in th text u along
this line. , - , .
Abram is a wonderful study for the
Christian. In th great events of his life
b perfectly typifies the experience through
which every Christian has passed. When
God called him from Ur of th Chaldees
he Was an illustration of our being called
front the land of sin and death. When be
separated himself from Terah, his father-in-law,
it emphasised what Jesus skid, "A
man must forsake father and mother and
hi own lit if he would be My disciple."
Every Christian, if he is to be used of God.
must forsake the world. In Abram' sep
s ration from Lot he is a perfect illustration
of the demand made in the New Testa
ment that we must, if we would be filled
with th Holy Spirit ot God, separate our
selves even from the flesh.
There is a great battle waging, as we find
when wa read the connection of th text
with other verses of Scripture. It is writ
tea in Genesis xiv: 14-18 "And when
Abram heard that his brother was taken
captive he armed hi trained servants,
born in his own house, 318, and pursued
them unte Dan. -And he divided himself
against them, he and hi servants, by
night, and smote them, and pursued them
unto Hobah, which is on th left band of
Damascus. And be brought back all the
goods, and also brought again his brother
Lot, and his goods, and the women also,
and the people." ; t . , .
It is her we find a real test of Abram.
Many a man has gone down just where
Abram stood. God is always giving us
test of character.
..Read very carefully the twenty-first to
th twenty-fourth verse of th fourteenth
chapter of Genesis, and notice Abram's an
swer: "And the king of Sodom said unto '
Abram, Give me tb persitns and take th
goods to thyself. And Abeam said to the
king of Sodom, I have lift tip mine hand
unto th Lord, the. moat bjgh God, the
possessor of heaven and aurth, that I
will not take from a thread even to a sho
hchet, and that I will not take anything
that is thin, lest thon thouldest say. I
have made Abram rich; save only that
which the young men have eaten, and the
portion of the men which went with me,
Aner, Eschol and Mamre;- let them take
their portion." It always pavji to stand
for-God as against men in this world.
This is clearly taught in Genesis xv: 110
' After these thing tb word of th
Lord cam unto Abram in vision, say
ing. Fear not, Abram; I am thv shield,
and thy exceeding great reward. And
Abram said. Lord God, -what wilt Thou
give me, seeing I go childless, and th
steward of my house is this Eliezer of
ftiriiascus? And Abram said, Behold, to
me Thou hast given no seed; and lo, one
bora In my house is mine beir.- And, be
hold, the word of the Lord came unto him,
saying, This shall not be thine heir, but
he that shall come forth out of thine own
Dowels shall' be thin heir. And H
brought him forth abroad, and said, Look
now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if
thou be able to number them; and He said
unto him, 80 thall thy seed be. And he
believed in th Lord; and He counted it
to him for righteousness. And Ha said
unto him, I am the Lord that brought thee
put of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this
land to inherit it. And he said. Lord God.,
whereby shall I know that I shall inherit
it? And 11 Mid unto him. Take Me a
heifer of three years old, and a the goat
of three years old, and a ram of three
years old, and turtle dove and a voung
pigeon. And h took unto him all these,
and divided them in the midst, and laid
each piece on against another, but th
birds divided he hot."
. God never deserts His people. He some
times delays, but never forsakes, and ther
is a promise of blessing which come to
vry one who will walk uprihtlv. No
tic the eighth verse of this fifteenth chap
ter of Genesis: "And he said, Lord God,
whereby shall I: know that I shall inherit
it?" Abram does not put this test to God
because h is incrwlalous, or because he
bclievtj-t God may fail him, but be
cause it wisl the custom in those days tot
one to give 4 pledp-c of the fulfillment oft
promise, he siui "How shall I know V
God's answer,to him is a very Strang
one it is found 'in the verse that follows:
"And lie said unto him, Take Mo a heifei
of three years old, and a she goat of thre
years old, and a ram of three ye;ia old
and a turtle dove and a young pigeon.'
ri tins, seated opposite the altar we fine'
Abram waiting a wonderful illustration
of faith in Gi. It is euil enrly in tin
morning, and the oii.'rn $ ffe Wi'tre II m
but God does not s)e,u. r- 11 .Ai'rnm lie
li-ves (;od, nuil he. counts it to him for I
bit sftinn. J -e Whs no s n of thv' ne
.! o- e of t- s . iiu-e gii'-n as won't
mt, b.it lie waver nt; h j. hi n
in in as tie ro.- ks SfouiiJ jjun. caiun 14
Imvc r: 1 ultd lion, and the serr?.n i
leivc o. (1 :it loin ennno-lv, as t i
moid Wjirt WHtiilcrni, lint ,'on .oil wait '
1 h.'ivp no om-isuuii but 10 tl. one ot 1
Ifw io- t li; -- iii-s cf his loc came to h: -1
II r li
..f
"""iw wiiu we iouieom ei- (iod has been dishonored. Hit truth has
wave glorious, iverrmaa whhas aome-lbeen scorned, Hie authority has been set
to know Ood in Christ must eeiVinly say, i uide. His majesty has been alighted, His
with the apostle Paul, "All thing, workV 1 law has been broken, His bams has been
aether for eood. to them that Inn ftnA - 1 j xt. tl..i .1
rob u of th best things of our life, of
ill that would make life worth living. But
it is a possible thing for us to drive them
sll away, just as we find Abram did 1n the
text with which we started: "And when
the fowls came down upon th carcasses,
Abram drov them away." ' i,
These offerinirs are the asm as those
commanded to Moses, and if we put them
all together w have a perfect illustration
ot the atonement of Jesu Christ, and of
the power of His blood to Make clean. I
thall not consider tl s offerings in their nr-
ier, but give them to vou in this chapter.
is iney nave impressed tnemseive upon
ny own mind.
I.
"And he shall lake two fcoats and pre
lent them before the Lord at th door of
:he tabernacle of the congregation. But
ihe goat on which the lot fell to b th
jrapegoat, shall be presented alive before
he Lord, to make an atonement with him,
ind to let him go for a scape goat into th
vildeniess." Lev. xvi: 7. 10. ;.--.-
Very few services in the Old Testament
Scriptures are mort interesting in the past,
ind more powerful as w study them in
ihe present, because of the lieht shed upon
;hs atonement, than th offering of the
tonls. There were two in number, and in
ihM there lie the very deepest thought of
3od a touching sin. "What must I do to
e Mwd!" has been th heart-cry of many
I poor lost soul, who no sooner utters it
lhan tbe evil birds begin to fly. about his
lead, suggesting all sorts of answers to th
piestion. 1
One whisper "Reform and the poor,
iempted one makes an effort, but what a
itruggl he has, for he finds tha'en he
ua cut off on tin th str- f it
teems to go in th ehann
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iven if it be complete mich it rarei
nly tonches the prcsNit, and possibly the
ht-vre, and never Ufa moment make pro
vision for one's awful past.
Another biri suggests that w limply
X good. Ore great evangelist (ays, "Quit
KDo rig, and yotr will be a Christian."
wits ai' au respect tor tries men, wno
bsr oeen counted great, I submit that
- fity - aiw wrong; for on might "quit his
Vneannese" tasdav. but what about vaster.
lav? And one may possibly do right to-
borrow, but who is tb make provision for
me needs 01 to-aayi a ... . -.v
wan s way naa miseraDiy lauea. un as
sow turn to God to seek the proper an
iwer to the uoekion. -
The first goat .was slain for the Lord.
nd this side of man's sin must never be
forgotten. In the, transgression of maa
desniaed. Mo reformation of
aver make this wrong right. Thus, -in- the
Old Testament the goat was offered' to
meet God's demands, which were just, and
to satisfy His holy law. And thus in the
New Testament Jesus Christ cam to suf
fer and to die. Nowadays ther is much
teaching abroad, which magnifies tbe life
of Jesus, but the clear teaching of the
word- of God is that only by the shedding
of His blood is there remission of sins:
th blood of Jesus Christ His Son clean set h
from all sins. Much is said to-day about
Jesus being a teacher, bnt He said Himself
that the Spirit, when-He is come, would
teach us all things. Jesus Christ cam to
do just one thing, namely, to die, that
through Hi death aa avenue might ba
opened up for man to come back to his
Ood, reconciled forever unto God.
But this is not all. Th second goat was,
led forth, with a scarlet cord about his
neck.' The hands of the priest were laid
upon his head, and then the sins ot the
people were confessed, and by the band
ot a fit person th scapegoat wa led unto
a land that was not inhabited. In this h
becomes a proper illustration of the Lord
Jesus Christ. 'The Lord hath laid on Him
th iniquity of us all," and H ha carried
oar sins away, as far "as the east is from
the west." it is an insnlratlon for us to
know that when Jesus Christ died on Cal
vary He not only died to set us free from
the penalty of sin in the sight of God, but
by His death we ar set free from the pow
er of sin in our own lives.
When one becomes discouraged and finds
that he of himself cannot keep from sin,
th evil bird comes to whisper one agaim
"You need expect it. You hay been born
with a tendency to sin. You have been
euraed with an appetite. Your old nature
is still with you."
All of which we know and believe, if ws
are faithful student of our own nature
tnd of the word of God, But this Is no li
cense to sin,.for If we confess our sin
God's word is out that He will be ''faith
ful and just to forgive as our sins;" thai
Is, He will be faithful to Christ, who hoi
tarried pur ain away. -,-
Isaiah a picture in th fifty-third chapter
of his prophecy is a picture of Jesu Christ
as th scapegoat, bearing through th wil
derness the weiirhtof our sins.
For every evil bird that cornea to dis
courage "a or to discredit God' word
there is a sure way by which they may be
driven from at. The word of God is oui
defense, and you have but to hold up to
Satan, whose agents these evil birds are,
th expression "It is writtm," and he will
b ovarcom. .
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"And the Lord spake unto Moses and
unto Aaron, saying: And he that gather
eth the ashes of the-heifer shall wash his
clothes and be unclean until tbe even; and
it ahall be unto the children of Israel, and
unto the stranger 1 that sojourneth among
them, for a statute forever." Numbers
xix: 1,10. '
If one were to give this passage ol
Scripture a casual reading he might find in
it very little to arrest his attention, but ii
he studies it carefully and compares Scrip
ture with Scripture, he will karn that not
only is it on of the most intensely inter
esting studies in sll th Bible, but that it
sheds light upon the gospel story, and
makes both plain and powerful one phase
of the work accomplished by our blessed
There wa something in the color of the
heifer, for it wss not allowable to have one
single white hair all must be red. Surely
this is just a little hint that in the sacrifi
cial life and death of Jesus Christ then
was not one single bright ray.
The offering must be without blemish;
if there was the least spot of weaknesi
about it it was to b rejected. And Hi
was without spot or wrinkle,' or any such
thing, too absolutely perfect was to bos
of God, our Saviour. ' . '
Tha red heifer was to be taken out ol
th camp, and there put to death. An c
Jesus wa taken outside th city and era
cified upon th green hill which' we cad
Calvary.
1 When the heifer- was burned, into th
llames was cast scarlet, which (I suppose)
was used to typify the ins of Israel, foi
Tooth theirs and ours are red like crimson,.
er scarlet. Cedar wood and hyssop wert
Iso cast in. The cedar was tbe proudest
tree in the olden -tunes, tha king of the
forest, while hyssop was the common,
every-day plant which could b found out
side th door of every cottage. Taking thi
hyssop on the on side and th cedar oz
th other, all nature would be included is
th sweep. Eurely there must be a hint
here as to the breadth of the atonement
provided by Jesus Christ, and also a clear
eustirestion as to the power of Christ's
blood to cleanse. 0
1 In tho sixth chapter of Numbers, first
twelve verses, we have the law of the Nan
arites. From this we learn that if tiie "az
srite deiihd himself, in any way he must
immediately he clrnned, or else step out
of fellowship wilh (iod, and that if he is
out ot teiiowsi,
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Standing silent In the pulpit waited for an
newer. The silence was voiceful. Then,
looking at bis congregation these were his
words: 1
: "Brethren, there is no response.''
After calling tbeje names he would call
the same of kings, the names of apostles,
the names of famous historians, the names
of artists, of. scientists, of inventors, of
philanthropists-, and after th roll call
came again and again th answer:
"Brethren, there is n response. These
own are dead." ,
I could call the names, too, if I would.
Here is -the nam of on who was once the
superintendent of a Sunday-school, and
who answered not at the roll call. Here is
another who one stood as an officer in th
church, but his voice is silent. Her is
another who was once honored in society
for his professed faithfulness unto God.
but there is no response to bis name' And
oh, the 'sadness! her is another whose
nam was one a household word as an
honored minister of tb gospel, and there,
is no response to his name. What is th
reason? Because, like th Nazarit, they
have come in contact with the dead. Their
o!d sins have com up again, like bone
from tb grave, defiling their memory and
robbing them of their power. It is be
cause the very atmosphere they have been
Obliged to breathe, like ours, is sgainst
God and in enmity to Christ, and it is not
easy to keep .unspotted from th world.
Th Jew counted every open vessel sn
eleanr ...
But one is still left to m. Ood is stjll
lor. He still love vou. and. bavins loved
5r.a will love you unto th end. His New
'estament provision Is n tar better one
man in 01a. ror u so 0100a osduiis
and of coats, and the ashes of an heifer
' c Vijrling, the unclean, sanctifieth to the
g ofth flesh, how much' more
"d of Christ, who through th
goffered Himself without
j your conscience from
f -we th living 'God?
.w need not atay
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Ttjoa is luiif. and He thints.
K WO UVn 1U1U1I XII.
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"Ana tnoa snare tax me rani
and Aaron .and his sons ahall pur" their
hands upon' the heed of th ram. (Then
shall thou kill the ram. and take-oU his
blood, and put it uporMJie tip of th right
ear of Aaron, and upCiNthe tip eft the
right eat of his sons, and. npoAarthumb
01 tbeir right Band, ans apon
tna of their riant foot, and su
blood uDofl the altar round about."' Ex.
sxix: ie,2ff. , '
f Another psrt of the offering of Abram
was the ram. This, like sll the rest, shed
light upon the gospel, snd tb understand
ing ot it is th secret of peace for many a
life. . '
, When the blood wss sprinkled on the ear
and the thumb and foot it was a sign they
were henceforth to be separated from all
worldly purposes. In this we get s deep
lesson touefnW consecration; We have
been told that we must forsake all for
Christ, snd some ot us have don it. W
have been counseled to give up the things
that really wa have enjoyed, simply be
cause they are questionable or contrary to
the teaching of God's word, and when we
have' done this the evil bird comes to as,
laying: ;:liv v .j.:.. v;:.... - r.
Ton have forsaken these things, but
what hsve you got in return?"
Not infrequently w find persons who
stand in this position, who are of all per
sona th most miserable. Thi is because
they have taken only half th step. They
have separated themselves from something,
hut hav failed to consecrate themselves
to anything, in other words, there ar
two sides to the doctrine of separation.
We are to be separated from th world,
but we ar at th same time to be separ
ated unto Christ, and that plac which
once the world filled is now to be occu
pied by Christ Himself.
.; it is to b noted that th blood was
placed upon the ear first. This is very sig
nificant to an. So many peopl get an
idea that if they are converted they must
Immediately do something for Christ, when
Jn point of fact service come last. Th
dood placed upon the ear first teaches the
lesson that we are to bear- what tb Lord
has to say to n. If we could but cultivate
the habit of going alone each day and sit-
ting still just to commune with God. what
a source of strength it- would h to na!
God only tells His secrets to those who
shut out the world, and thus com tlos to
Him. - - - .. .-
Th blood was placed upon the hand
next, from which I learn we are not only
to hear what God has to say to us, but we
are to reach out and take what Ha offers.
Ood hat promised us the Holy Ghost, He
is a gift. Beach out and take th gift.
The blood was placed upon the toot last.
This manv stand tor service, but notice th
livlne order. -
We have reached a time when rule of
service ar hardly necessary; when th
methods adopted tor soul-winning, we feel
sure, 'must grieve the Holy Ghost. In
Kint ol fact, if one I. 10 be used ot God
must certainly surrender to God, and
give Him tbe right of way in hit lite, and
then service Comes naturally, and result!
are sure."- ' :
Light susd Salt. . " '"' '
The Bishop of Ripon, in likening th
Christian to "'light" and ''salt," aajv. "The
influence of light is clear and unmistaka
ble; it displaya itself by its own light; it
can be seen and observed. Th influence
of salt is more subtle. It spreads unseen.
It does not reveal itself to th eye. It
makes its presence known by mingling un
seen in other substance. We rather note
its absence than observe its presence. Its
tunetion is, without obtruding itself, to
make food pleasant nod palatable. It thus
becomes the fitting emblem of that uncon
scious influence which is rather of charac
ter than of opinion, As light represents
th distinot, vigorous and conscious influ
ence of tKo intellect, and of the will m ac
tive agency: so salt represents that quiet,
unspoken, felt, bat unobserved influence
which disposition or character can excr
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If yon cannot ba a Christian where yon
arc you cannot be a Christian anywhere.
God is no more in my horn than in thin.
J. Campbell Morgan,
Tell your friend you mean to spend
your life fighting for money and pow
er, and he will, it he be an average
man, applaud your decision; tell blm
you mean to dwell' In, the country,
gaming a simple livelihood from your
labor, and he will either not believe
you mean it, or will conclude you are
a beaten competitor In the city's race.
Most people do not know . they are
slaves of tboir modern improvements,
so called, assert! a writer la v.ee Na
tional Magazine." They bull'l houeea
larger than they cau occupyvfor show,
they pinch and scrape year after year
to pay for them, and after that con
tinue pinching' td pay taxes, repairs
and other maintenance charges. A
large house demands expensive furni
ture. Then fine dress And the de
mands increase. The man keeps his
nose on the gr'ndstono, the woman
woars herself out taking care ot fin
feathors. No time to ju,t live and en-
y it; git to make a lIiow first so
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Bartow Man Has Another "Fall
Out" With Eoosevelt.
QUOTES A rUBENOLOGICAL EXPERT
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"Angularity" of President's Cerebel
' lum Responsible for His 8trert
tioslty Bill Is Still Unwell, .
But Writes Intorest.
.Ingly. '. - -
"A little more grape, Captain Bragg,"
BalcTGonoral Taylor, at the battle of
Buena Vista. And so we say now, to
Captain Teddy, "A few more niggers
to offices np north and a few morn to
our southern postofficea. Go the
whole hog while you. are at Jt McKln-
ley gave you a starter ty appointing
a negro over a white community at
Hogansvllle, and another at Athens,
the cultured college city of -the south,
but he got alarmed and took the back
back. It was Just such a case aa
you have now In Mississippi at Indian
ola, for the white people ot Hogans
vllle went tour miles to get their mall
rather than take it from a negro
dirty politician." Teddy has done
no worse on the postoffice line. 'The
postofflces are tha people's,-not the
president's. They are almost, as dear
.to us and as sacred as is our preacher
or our family 'physician.-':' No -greater
Insult, no greater outrage '"'
rights, could be te1 DT tyr
rant than to anra.t a negro as post,
master in white community. The
aifznce between Teddy and Mr. M
-itlnley is that-the latter played fool
for a while and quit but Teddy keeps
it up and grows more defiant ot south
ern, opinion and southern indignation.
Sometimes providence aflllcts the peo
ple with a tool, and sometimes with a
knave to tyrannise over, them, but it
looks like we are to have both foot
and knave In the same person. : But
"the Lord loveth whom he chasten
.eth." -w 'A.-- -: -.,;-o...' ;v. V- .;
A medical friend from over (he line
writes me that he has a growing sense
of justice and abounds in sympathy
tor our long-suffering people, but that
Teddy's deformity does not come from
original, sin or total depravity, but
from physical defects In his anatomy,
and says: : -. -;,.,i:.;.;.::";:. :;:.!;,: ::
"I hare studied his cranium and
find that he has too small a cerebel
lum. His occiput goes straight up
from V the ; medulla oblongata ' and
meets the sinciput at right angles and
leaves no room for moral attributes.
A perpendicular back head like Ted
dy's Indicates a fighting, bear-killing,
athletic and f foolhardy man. 1 Tha
aphyron and the messial plane are
cramped together and Teddy's back
head Is a perpendicular plane without
hill or dale. A man with a very small
cerebellum is peculiar, and it will be
found on inspection of the sinciput or
forehead that the nose and cheek
boneg generally rest on an enormous
jawbone; or,- as you might say, the
jawbone of an ass. If Teddy had lived
in Bam son's day he would have re
joiced to have been his armour-bearer,
and carried his jawbone some." '
r Just so exactly not omy so, but
also. - I understand it all. now, --and
thank my medloal friend. The lack of
cerebellum and, meduda oblongata and
occiput has made Teddy crazy about
bears and negroes and other black,
woolly things. But I should like to
know what kind of a cerebellum that
fellow Crumpacker, or Stumpsncker,
or Dlrtdauber has got, that makes him
so venomous- toward our" people. At
Teddy's request he has Introduced a
resolution to have a committee ap
pointed to visit Indlanola and see
what our people aro doing to the col
ored postmistress. Of course, he will
be appointed chairman of the commit
tee, but I'll wager ten dollars be dont
go. He Is nothing but a gas bag and
a coward. Mr. Thompson tried to get
him to come down to Alabama and see
how the negroes oh his big plantation'
were getting on. ' He was Invited and
accepted the Invitation, but he did not
come. He was afraid.. .And that is
what discourages me about any grow
ing sense ot justice prevailing among
the common people up north. If they
are getting any. kinder why do they
send' such a malignant man to con
gress? Hating the south seems to be
the stock in trade of most ot the
northern members. The brainy men,
like Charles Francis .Adams, have
modified and. mollified very much of
late. - Forty years ago he was com
manding a nigger regiment down here
for which I will never forgive him, but
lately he has made a speech at
Charleston and another in New York,
In which he says concerning the right
ot a state to secede: "It we accept
the judgment ot modern students snd I.
investigators it would seem as if the
weight of argument' falls Into the con
federate scale. The tssde was settled
by might and not by right." Then why
don't they pension our soldiers and
pay us for the property thoy destroy
ed; and ask our pardon besides. Four
generations! Old John Adams, John
Qulncy Adams, his son Charles Fran
cis Adams and now this Charles Ft pa
ds, his son, and he Is 70 years old and
has been forty years finding out that
we had the right to secede and they
had no right to free our negroes with
out paying for them. : Besides; all this,
this Adams took charge of a whti!
rt'i-tmotit of our runawny noimn to
f!;..ht tis with. Lew Wallace did
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Joined the granJT'arrny and marched,
them down upon our helpless women
and children. At that time there were
30,000 runaways up ' north fugitive
slaves the meanest of the race and
nobody but an unprincipled dog 'o a
man would have led them against us. '
Down further south the negroes mixed
with gentlemen and were true snd ,
faithful during the war, and, as GenTX
oral Henry R. Jackson said, thej
ought to have a monument, bullt ia
their loyalty as high as the stars.
But pshaw 1 Whats the'4 use' 6f
scratching t&e old sores? Let mem a
scab over. Are we not nil brethren
since the Spanish war? Did not we all
fight and bleed and die together , in ;
Cuba? Don't the editors and political
orators' tell us that fraternal; , peace .
prevails between the sootlqns? .1 am, ;
still sick, and have been out of the
house but twice In three months, and .
maybe that IS why I brood and ranif-Tj
nate over the wrongs we have suffer
ed. When the spring comes' aid tha
-birds begin to sing and the ffoer tot
bloom,- maybe-.1- v ill. write more Jov-,-
Ing letters; and if Teddy wilr-reti
and apologize for the lies he told on ' f
Mr. Davis I will let htm alone, consld- -ering
that his cerebellum Is limited by
the medulla oblongata- and the Incl,-..
Dut- .
I never read the modern novel. They
come and they go., apd afa forgotten;
but Miss Pettus, of Alabama, sent me 1
the "Princess 4f Gtendale, and 1 re-
luclantly took t g'"Jte first
page and got r-o-fht -I fumed thrtoas
.a rvj.on' and had , devoured one ,
jundred pages before breakfast and'
all ot It during the day. It Is a falfhi' .
ful and charming recital of southern; .
home life on a big plantation before ,
the war.,. Then the war comes, with
Its distresses; and Fortes t, wiOr three
hundred men, pursues Stract wUHt fit- 4
teen hundred and captures hluvAnd,,;
Miss Emma Sanson figures as a hero
ine in guiding Forrest across the river;'
and then cornea the sad story ot Sara '
Davis, the typical southern hero. - In-
terest never flags fn" t6S',beautltuI'
story, and it will be a landmsTsi.fOT
our children and children '1 children,' ,
for It is faithful to the truth or con-
federate history. ti;p-i ,
P. 8. The Constitution Is mistaken.
Williams, who madsv,that beautiful , f
speech In New York, was not northern
Williams, but southern Wltllams. He
is from Missouri, and said "we) of the '
south," . Not a northern man eacept
Charles Francis Adams said a kind
word for us, and be left out Mr. Davis.
It he hsdsald what Watterson said or -what
southern Williams said; he could
not have gone back to Boston. BILL, ,
ARP, in Atlanta ConstituUoii j, '
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A CAT THAT HUNTS . -
A cat that delights In the chase,
eat that "points" and retrieves, Is the .
latest curiosity to cross the path, of ,i
wondering sportsmen of the vicinity
of Chester, Pa.' ;
Michael Kenney, gardner on, the. old j
Denis estate n tar Chester, Is the owner, ,
ot Tom. and hejt ja8waUsrnycid'-
and' devetossdrpusBy's talent for.the i
chase. ; Tom since h(g kitten days,.
Jias been the companion ot his master,
following him In his rambles over the ''' .
countryside when permitted to do-so
Kenney is an enthusiastic, huntsman.,
and It happened that' Tom, the cat,,.
was allowed to follow the man behind '' v
the gun on a hunting expedition , early
In the present season. v.
Kenney had not been oui long until ,
he became aware that Tom was mani-
testing a keen Interest n his. proceed- .s
lugs. - Finally when . Kenny brought .
down a pheasant, the big spotted cat 1
leaped from cover,- and -seizing Uhe
bird neatly by the neck, brought him
to his master and laid him down'. No
trained dog ever performed aneater
bit ot retrieving. : ; , si asjK-vt
. Kenney proceeded then to develop ,
Tom's talent, until today tbe cat Is an ,
adept In all the arts'bf the chase. He
points superbly, and 'In following a
scent he displays An instinct equalled
by tew dogs. ... '..;. 0. ? ..,''
Kenney recently shot a bird tW
fell intoeypond, Knowing the na
tural aversionofjaU4water n ' '
pected jMthTngwT Tom ea tnaTsje
alouvlut Tqm seems to .hayeaban- .
ioned much ot feline sophistry. Into ,
the water he leaped and' In a" trice ,
the bird was at the feet of the -pin- ' 1
ner, while a very wet eat fas Indus-
triously engaged In making his tollot
on a sunny log.. ,, 'J,:" ' '
r PhlladelDhia huntsmefl who have
gone out to see the wonderful cat
agree that his services equal those ot '
any dog. Kenney 1 has been offered "
fancy, prices for the caf, but h -de-
ciares that the kind of money that
Will part him from Tom has not yet
been eoIned.New YprH World.
BROILED MUSHROOMS.
Select large flap mushrooms f "
broiling. .Wash, skin and stem tlicm,
lay them on a dish, sprinkle with su
and pepper and pocr a little olive o'J
over each mushroom," let them stan l
one hour. Brolf on a gridiron over a
nice clear fire. Place on a dlnti n
serve with the following sauce; I
pare the stock as before by bo!' '
the stems and skins In water and tin ,
straining. - Mince two or throe cii. .
rooms fine, add to the stock, v.' '1 a
teaspoonful of mlncod parsley, a f, -drops
of onion Juice, a small lu'rp c
butter and cook fifteen tiiluuieii, t. i
aild a cupful nf cream, an even, .t
spoonful of flour wet wl'Ti sot1 t" '
cream anil rubbed forr,. i 1 ' M t :
cook tog'-; nor for t r. . r. .u; 1, i.
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