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-notlove anotberr\-;—T-hlB-^ote swmMl-f view the l£amaritan's succor of the ;y:oua4ed maa,j»ot to mitigate bis auf- \ELUtlUE.NT SUNDAY-SERMON W( tr(| ft£V. W; j.- THOMPSON\. ' ^iiuk^bui^i^ in power possessefl.'^A'dam \Smith lias | •rthoyn,--WlH» MB •pon-^frliiri^ft-nwtiiy- Subjeut: Warp tvnd Woof, _ ,-_rJi: '/.T 'KJan'nfcb-celebrat^/it^^ty-flrst an-\ -\rfcTj^psotfs'' ivcioimag^^etiada -was ^'>ira^^q r m a ^W'e^lpnlai»s 1:3. Ml'. \^TfiT?wafp:\*c6 \nslst8 v ot the,threads ,; running.'ienjgthiwls'e ..through the entire ^fabtlc, - -^hef ^o &jS ^^iiaists- ot'the- Ihave with, their lives that sympathy is an Integral part of our nature. Sympathy, to feel -with, another, is a [prerequisite o f love. The tragic stimu~ ;Kte^ritr-;ATOormHglf ,-m a \the Chrts-Uan religion\-ihe^dekth.-ofc-Jesu«-is most prominent /Hl^;betrayal, triple denial by !reterji8trlpped of. His robe, mocked, aconrged. carrying the''crpss, v Jbaund,to. ^^aHSTIHS_ag »nl «lng crj.e.8, death.- tjurial-^the whole is-' detailed with minutiae. Add'to ^tliUK-the remem ^.^The'r «afpX6f Simpson Church irthat '3SMS&.*feSoe®£''itts?S»» 8ltry-one year* oaa^remalned,-unchanged and Is uu- cba'ngeable.o '.-The woof,'- comprising pastors ,ahd--m«mbers, 'by inexorable ijeclessity 1 and 1 , purposeful ' design changes and ^ evermore must change. Faith, is a prominent- thread in the Warp. ' Conscious' of our spiritual growth we; reach out after God if;! •happily w.e may -find and be aided by 1 Him. God is'not found out by search­ ing./ The futility of the quest adds (Welcome to Jesus who reveals the sought-for God a* the Father. We hoiat ( forth Jesus tb© authoritative re- vealer of God and our relation to Him *sr„th.$ light of the world. Absorbed in His talks and walks, iwe are caught up in His life, and by that'life-conformed, to bis likeness. Otfius'Jesus*'saves, men, by His, lite. Alio .by\ His death. The. obstructions to'-lho-tnrrael-'boring under Manhattan and the rivers, overcome ^by the engi­ neers' sacrifice, pleasure .their devotion to their, ideal—rapid transit. Christa sacrifice, of His life revealed SH^, qompjete -love for His ideal, tho salvation of map, and makes that sal­ vation complete, we preach Christ and Him crucified as the all-sufficient mfjfairtfifl men wbo receive Htm. • PhHwphers reason, men Jnbvlisciple- shlp. without violence to reason, and invoking it only so far as it is a part of conscience, we command men every? where to repent and, believe, Repent by ceasing 'tp dp evl); believe by the trustful appropriation of the Christ life and death. Our forerunners'.In thl»_, are John 4he Baptist. Peter and flaWng evangels on to Whitfield and Moody!' Our Justification is the wlt- , nesrot sins forgiven, and lives bring­ ing'forth thefruits of righteousness. , ; Fear is in rtn> warp. It is ours by generous hereditary legacy, and com­ passes'things, beasts, men and .devils. jWUen[ fear u is uppermost it dwarfs. Neither moral nor religious giants are ithe product of fear. What pygmies Iworrlment, fear of disaster, makes. Intimidation from eclipses and comets science shows to be baseless. The fear bf beasts, which vanishes before the prowess of the hunter. Fear of physt cal man departing; with war.- Fear-to speak one's convictions and advocating! measures ho disbelieves, thus count­ ing for less than nothing, and deserv- , Ing expatriation from a democracy— IBbese are all unwholesome-fears. The sooner banished, the better. 1* \Moral fear. Wordsworth calls duty ithe \Stern Daughter of the Voice - ot, jGod.\ She is a task mistress over us. Pur superior therefore we fear. Her commands, like a chrysallls. metamor­ phosed Into the pleasures of duty. Fear of the law drives the criminal to out- [ward legal acts. The best citizens are moved without fear. William Lloyd Garrison, the great moral champion the centennial of whose birth this day Je^when .dragged through the streets OfBoston by a mob, said \his soul was devoid of fear.\ , Fear is the beginning and not the fend of morality .\\\Godly fear. • Petro- xiius argued fear made the gods. Some \ religions have their* devils. We have ours .who goeth about as a devouring lion. The Old and New Testaments Ibave 518 references to..fear. ' It may b.e needful for the beginnings and salutary with certain 1 terapern- jments, but fear is only the beginning ot wisdom. • The almfghUness of JehoYah makes ~VB tremble. But He ^raws nean to us <n the flofh «n become one With { \Him. 'Hi$ power .is for us. Fear from jfche-'- least to* the \King of Terrors is \\*b6ttsned. \All power is 'for our good and vre can no. longer fear. Fear gives place to love and sinks to tile nether aide .of the warp in remembrancftjof I \the judgments ot the lawgiver. The terrors of the -law are replaced by the gra.ee of the: gospel. Fear is the ber ginning ot wisdom, its end i s love. •In our necessitated helplessness in in fancy and youth we depended upon our fathers. That dependence met, brought forth as the foremost .filial feeling, love. All men nave this tu- telage,\ahd to them Jesua Seyeals God' as the Father who excels the most de-j -rroted father in giving good things. \1 ^. a?be-^d~fcvat*» ^-mimy-^U.^ny-b»4 «ober until he is Intoxicated at, ttje 1 •**e&$t of'Dlonyslus and be righteous —throughout all. To the same devotee ' (wisdom js a virtue if he is a states­ man and courage if be Is a soldier, T!here are different virtues for different] ^thfefiyflntng>f*ll virtue: To offend mnfone.polnniof.Jove; is to be pmM I 'i'ill^caufejlghteousness is a tmlfctf,. ^SiTiie^actoowledged master in\ \toy ©SitteadtoeaMs ^niyK ambition !>wjth,. &^^can»D«**^^^ ^ JIT V~ nTLrirf^Ui'» ='Wo-hni« .mv'he«K.*« FOR JANUARY 2«. 1ET SUNDAY S'OHOOIj -— -/rt. brance of a young man, radiant with hopes that; are Btlfled;' the long-for Messiah, Son of_ God, founder of_j. . religion,. wKose life was all for human ^Veairwcifled^inTthBTJopufoWTapTfaTi^ o£\His nation ^a* a ..malefactor, and the tragedy TofCaJvary becomes pathetic in the extreme, ir the Oberammergau play-is so heartrending, the loved dis­ ciples of Jesus must have had an ex- perlence to pathos,, rarely felt by mor­ tal. It Is a wonder some of them did iiot die from sbeer pity. To-day we observe Passion Week and the forty days of Lent. Art, lit­ erature an$ sermons picture the pa­ thetic profile of Jesus and melt our heartB. The courageous man of Cal­ vary is less viewed, and' wisely so. We need to be Infused with the pas­ sion of Jesus to \give us the .heart to feel. The melted heart Brst. Darwiu ruled sympathy out of order in this world of struggle. A recent reputable sociologist shows how sym­ pathy evidenced in mutual aid has made possible the life of the animate world and the progress of man. .In the highest form of life the offspring is fewest and weakest. Pity absent, and such would perish God pitying perishing man brought redemption; Jesus magnified sympathy. .It melts the heart to. love. There is false sym­ pathy. A s'ert. the Jainists, so ptty ven­ omous insects as not to kill them. The Doukhobors absurdly pity the puffing engine. Sentimentalists, so pity \the perpetrators of horrible murder as to ioll justice; parents their disobedient c &Md as to spare the- rod and spoil. False philanthropists feed the lazy dqd pauperise those who. ought not to eat becansq .they do not work. We must sympathize aright. The woman who cares for the or­ phan; the nurse who' ceaseB not her vigils in the epidemic; the neighbor who grants a loan to a deserving man in a hard place; the friend with his fitly spoken • word 1 to lighten the weighted beat;t and gladden the record­ ing angel—these are all illustrations of sympathizing aright. The highest form Is the poor sympathizing with the rich in their loneliness, and the rich with the poor In their needs. When the highest and lowest feel, as one. sym­ pathy has its perfect work. The heart thus sympathetic will go down in pity, out in love to enemies and up in love to God. and throughout envieth not. Thus this most blessed faculty of the i heart is pure. We preach \LoVe one another with a pure hearf, fervently.\ Love, the most prominent thread warp, is more than \mere morality.\ Knowl­ edge \at. the good does not overcome the inertia to its doing. The impera­ tives oTiluty must be divinely sgoken and warmed. If a not the act, but the motive that gives quality. The love 'Of Goo; to us in Christ Jesus drawing us into fellowship with\ the Infinite heart imparts the highest quality to our deeds. Hate is another thread in the warp. We have earned advanced„university degrees in this accomplishment. In­ stance civil wars and religious inquisi­ tions. There is an Orientalism in Tbugism. whose votaries worship the sword as the Greek his Icon. Killing Is .worship wheretn they do the will of their goddess. Asceticism could have a patent office all its own for in­ struments Of* flagellation devlBed to scourge monk's into hatred ot this beautiful world. Count the number of those ^you hate. We naturally love friends and hate enemies. From Christ we learn to hate aright. The Pharisee's daw was: \Be holy, as the Lord .your God is holy.\ Jesus sat at meat in a Pharisee's house. There were good Pharisees. There were others whom the Master branded as \generation of vipers, straining at i-a-gnat-and-swnliowlng- a camels with­ out whlted sepulchres, and fuil of dead men's bones within.\ Not the Pharisees, but their sins, Jesus hated. The cross shows God's, immeasurable hatred of sin. Paul delivered the most drastic philippics against 'sin, the de­ stroyer or soul. To describe sin as •the glory of the imperfect is worse than criminal. We ought to hate sin with all passion. Work is a prominent thread in the warp. Love, hate, fear are emotional Jobn Wesley,- in his experience ot saving' faith, says the heart ,was strangely warmed. The Sermon on tine MOUnt is a message to the heart. The feelings have reared- the great faiths. \Out the abundance of the heart aHj -sjouarspeafceth.*-' TosHirss opr feel­ ings for themselves Is irreligious. They, must issue in' acts. 1 Hunger'leadsl us to eat, iot for thetftltlatlon of the palate, but'to'restore lost tissue and complete .the body. The blessing of hungering'/and' thirsting after riglifr eousriess is in'leading to the activity Lthit SUs.^istwlttt.thes. : fullness of God. •i.Truechkracter/^B.i'wJthtn. But \no majb.';:llveth,'..to .hlmseif>' \Let your light; shine\- is' /theC command to otP\ jectffy' that 'character. -To be seen, it must'beib 'godd. wbrks^ a 'ndthose best ,teen , :*faJtb ^'men:feboiJUj , J »eed¥. Elee* muslt. always Babjcnti The Boy J««ui, I>ake H., «0-S2— ^ T (Golden Tekf. I 1 nk « < .in ,_*»^Meinory' _L The growth and advancement of .Jes«a ,£V8L _iuV £2)^—40, -i'Tho ehlld grew.\ Froifr thts J ver8e and; verso 82 we learn-that Jesus had a human body and soul. He was 1 n genuine boy and grew: like other boys,, but .Ho was sin­ less. Evil had no /place, in Him. llWased.\ An old' English \Word for grew. \Strong in spirit.'' \In spirit': . in the ttevlsed Version, but spiritual strength 'is meant He be­ came strong in mind \and understand­ ing. \Filled with wisdom.\ Ho was emint«t for wisdom even -when a child. \Grace of God.\ Grace commonly means favor.' fffld was pleased with Him and showed -Hia favor and blessed Him. 52. \Increased in wisdom.\ This refers to His spiritual and intellectual development. Some one nas said that I \wisdom is knowledge made our own I and properly applied.\ \And stature.\ There could be no increase in the per- j fecOon of His divine nature, but this ; is spoken of His human nature. His ! body increased in stature and His soul , developed in divine things. \Favor with. God.\ Though His entire being was in the favor of God. yet as that, being increased in amount, the amount of favor increased proportionately. | 0 ven-ar'e It \And man.\ His character and life were beautiful and the better He be­ came known the more He. was admired £1. Jesus at the Passover (vs. 41, 42). 41. \Went—every yeas.'\ The Passover was one of the three great Jewish feasts which all males over twelve years of age were required to attend. 42. \Twelve years old.\ To a boy who bad never been outside the bills of Nazareth, the journey, to Jerusalem, the appearance of the city at this time, a sight of the temple, the preparations for .the feast audi especially the feast itself, must have been an imposing Wght. III. Jesus lost and found (vs. 43-40). 43. \Fulfilled the days.\ The Pass­ over week (Exod. 02:15). \Tarried be­ hind.\ Jeaus was so intensely inter- j ested in the teaching of the rabbis that He failed to-start with the caravan on | the homeward journey. \Knew not j of it.\ Thib shows the perfect confi­ dence they had In the boy. 44. \In the company.\ The people traveled in caravans. Jesus evidently bad been allowed a more than usual amount of liberty of action, as a \child by parents who had never known Him JANUARY- TWENT¥-FrR€ Christ's Life. I. Lessons from His Boyhood Luke 2:40-52. Evidently**Jesus' parents were in the habit ot trusting Him. as they went a day's journey without worry­ ing about His non-appearance. -The most important thing a child can do la to listen well, the next most Important thing is to ask ques­ tions \vi»el> A child may be about God's busi­ ness as well as a grown-up, since the oldest man is but & babe m God's eyes' Is (t any wonder that Christ was obedient to His earthly parents, since He came to earth in obedience to His heavenly Father 9 Though Jesus' \understanding and answi-s' aroused wonder\ note that He was In the temple not as a teach­ er but ni an eager learner The lunfor society Is making ir a Joy to tlie children to be In their Father B house, and about their Fitther » business Mam parents fail to understand their children, as .loyph and Marv failed tu understand .II'KIIS Mao * remtnh is the right on<- to brood over them \in the heart In all our dealings with children we are fai more likely to underrate their capa<-it> fot bpirnual truth than to Tho church that does not care for Us childre'i Is like a farmei who left his orchard alone till It was time for fruit The child that thinks to postpone his Falher 'B business till manhood is like an athlete that refuses to go into training When gardnera wish to obtain new and fine varieties of flowers and fruits, they begin with the selection of the best seed and soil Strlko a match, and the light goes on endlessly. What are we to think of the endless outreaches of a good word spoken to a child\ What lesson has Christ's boyhood for me\ What am I doing to brln? children to their Suviour'' Have 1 the child heart in which Christ can live'.' The modest>. the filial piet>, the perfeclnes8 of self control content­ ment in mechanical labor conscious sovereignty undisclosed. a ^ this is in Itself a wonder of divinl:> -H \\. Beecher Jesus is the example for all who are to transgress their commandments or I stepping from the careless immunities ^ftui«iy^gel^'Pope f of to$;&et£ooiB^^ be guilty of a sinful or foolish deed. 45. \Found Him not.\ They had j probably left in the night to avoid the ' heat of the day, and in the confusion j Jesns was lost. i 46. \After three days.\ An idiom for \on the third day,\ one day for , their departure, one for their return t and one for the search. \They found j Him.\ Jerusalem was overcrowded I with millions of people packed into a small area, and they had none of tho , means to which we would at once look for assistance In searching for a lost child in a great city. \In the temple.\ i Josephs and Mary evidently knew where they would be most likely to find Him. Jesus was probably In one j of the porches of the court of the wom­ en, where the schools of the rabbis .were held. \In the Sidst of the doc­ tors.\ Teachers of the law, Jewish rabbis. \Hearing—asking.\ But it is not said teaching or disputing He sat not as a doctor, but os an inquirer among the doctors. rv. Jesus astonishes His hearers (vs. 47-50J. 47. \Astonished.\ The Greek wor -d is very forcible. The import is that they were in a transport of astonish­ ment and struck with admiration. \At His understanding\ He brought with Him a clear knowledge of God 's word. 48. \Amazed.\ To see such honor given to their boy. and to see such boldness in holding a discussion with these learned men. \Why etc. -This- was -the -mildest sort of a reproof and probably given privately. 'Thy father.\ This form of speech was necessary, for how else could she •peak? \Sought Thee sorrowing \ The word here rendered Borrowing is ex­ pressive of great anguish. 49. \How is it that ye sought Me?\ This Is no reproachful question. It is asked in all the simplicity and boldness ot Jooly childhood. He is apparently astonished that He should have been sought, or even thought of, anywhere else than in the only place which He felt to be properly His home. \Wist\ Know. \About My Father 's- business.\ SeeB. V. \InMy Father's'nouse\ un­ necessarily narrows the fulness of the expression. Better; in the things or {affair* of Mr -father, in that which belongs to His honor and glory. -These bear with them the stamp of au­ thenticity in their perfect mixture of dignity and humility. It is remarka­ ble, too, that He does not accept the phras*/\Thy Father*' which Mary had employed. 50c '\Understood not\ They, didinot-understand His mission. TJT. ' Jetua'.aubject TO'HIB parents (v. Bl);- 5lC' \Wenfcuowh with.*hem'.\ If Hisiheart dfewiHIm'to 1 the temple, the voice of dutyjcaJItfcHlmtbaclcto Gall- lee; AndT perfect,. «yen.,In childhood,- He yielded irflpUclt, obedience to this, voloe. u To*ftim*it&;\<i Here' He w.\ mam\^ elghteea-yeats longer. x These of early childhood into region of budding youth Maclaren the graver —Alexander EHro LEAGUE LESSORS SUNDAY,JANUARY TWENTY-FIRST •wondi ^;-jbeyohT ^nieasur »' r *lh THE BB3T LOVKJLT Miss Winifred Evelyn Constance Me- Kee, Invited our dolls to an afternoon tea. But don't bring thran alC For my table is small. Just let each little girl bring her dear­ est,\ said she. I felt in my heart it would not be po­ lite To taki> my poor Rosa—she's grown sadh a fright! She is 'blind in one eye. And her wig's ail awry. For she sleeps In my bed with me all through, the night I explained to dear Rosa ju3t why sho must stay. And I dressed Bonniebelle in her Hn- eat array, And then, do you know, When the time came to go. i snatched up m> Rosa amd ran all the way! And —what do >ou think'—of the six dolls thai came. There were four that were blind, there were two that were lame! And each Uule mother Explained to some other, \She's old—butt 1 love her the best just th« same!\ —Hannah G Fernald, in Youth's Companion. A Splrlt-Fllled Life.—John. 14. 16> 17. Herein is a mystery. Christ our Lord, through the Spirit, will dwell with us. It Is more than a. mystery. It hints at a truth which, ir we could but feel its full significance, wouTd change our whole bearing toward life. So far as we do feel it, the change is actual­ ly wrought in us. In saving us Jesus Christ has given us a new spiritual life. That life is his own Apajrt from him we are as good as dead. If the divine life is not In us, no life we have can be of lasting value,however much It may promise. The great thing is that Christ is willing we should receive his Spirit, and live ''In him.\ But theve Is some­ thing for us to do. Whatever Is not favorable would be out of harmony with his Spirit, and must be put away. Anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, evil speech, lying -ay these must go. We must he willing that they should go, eager to get rid of them. They do not abide In Christ's presence. If we sin­ cerely Invite him we shall sincerely lei go of them. And his presence will drive them away The life which Christ gives is to be accepted as a reality—not a religious fancy. The Christian became a Chris­ tian by complete surrender of his own will and his own life; that surrender must be made permanent. The Com­ forter whom Christ sends must be wel­ comed as a sharer of all experiences and all desires, all life's activities must be In some way related to bis presence. The Insistence that a Christian should be lilw f'hrlet Is a good sign. Book after book is written to empha­ size this thought, and sermon after sermon sets up this likeness as a stan­ dard for the Christian. Two classes of people miss this, mark, and miss tt In spite of their honest desire to reach it. The first class takes for its rule of life the question. ''What would Jesus do?\ Life is squared by that straight -edge. Tt means large sacrifice, much' self- humbling, and failure at last. For, however hard- one may try* the attempt to imitate Jesus Christ is a> jnechani- caland unfruitful struggle,:;. ,. - The second class ,8ees v the failure? of the first, and ia naturally discouraged. ''What use- is ft- to try?.-Yoa <cah4ot succeed, ^heie.people have? tried hard' enough, and th.ey:ar^|&pU «ujtx ^dl ]igi M ' ing the ring in the middle of it, ana then ipicit 4lp the iing from mts vxoie. Make a few gestures with the hand In wM^Ti th \ l tn\**V'?pf 1 » <a * is -belt* «r divert the attention of the audience, and deftly conceal the borrowed ring. Then say a few words, made up be­ forehand, and give the handkerchief cofltaiiming the sewed ring to one ot the company to aold He may feel Che ring In It, but he must not open the handkerchief. Now offer to pass the ring through any part of the table tba.t tne audi­ ence wishes, and place a glass over the selected spot Borrow a high hat, and, holding the borrowed ring In the hand just inside the brim, bold tne \hat up for all to see, then place It on the floor directly under the glass and gently drop the harrowed ring Into It. Now ask the person holding the handkerchief to place It on the table, and when he takes bis seal spread the handkerchief over the glass so that the ring may be heard to fall into it. Wave your hands over It, tap the glass with your magic stick, say a few words and, carefully catching the handkerchief in the middle, lift it up so that the ring will not touch the glass, and, as every one sees that the glass Is empty, request someone to examine the hat, wneD, of course the borrowed ring will be found in it With care tals is a -very puzzling trick, but a single wrong move win spoil It It would be better, there­ fore, for you to practice it before at­ tempting to perform it in public. STICK TO IT. A very successful business man was once asked the secret of bis great success in. life, and he said in reply: \Why I decided early in life just what I intended to do and 'be and then I stuck to It I often think taat one reason why so many boys of our day fail In life Is because they do not stick to a thing long enough to make a. success of it.\ There Is «i world of good advice In the three little words, \slick to jt. • The vacillating boy who jumps from one thing to another will never suc­ ceed in life One must have a sort of a bulldog tenacity In holding on to things if one is to make them \go. Sometimes one should stick all tne closer to one's purpose when the out­ look is most discouraging. As the lowest stage of the water at the sea­ shore always precedes a turn, of the tide, so the most discouraging state of one's worldly affairs often precedes a change for tho better Too many boys and men get this pernicious \get-rich-quick'' idea Into their heada, and they are not dispos­ ed to stick to anything very long If it does not promise immediate and large returns. Now the get-rich-quick\ Idea Is about as evil an Idea as a boy can get IntQ his head. It Is fln>i cousin to the \soraetiiing-for-nothing\ Idea rt is a bad day In the life of a boy when ho wants to come into pos­ session of a dollar 'without having honestly earned it It is a bad day fo r him when he begins to have a kind of a contempt for the slow and sure and honorable way of acquiring mon­ ey The boy vvho gets this idea into his head will never stick to anything very long, and he will be sure to de­ velop into a scheming, visionary kind of a man who is forever on the eve of making a large fortune. He will spend a great deal of his time in \figuring out\ large fortunes on oaper while other men are simply sticking to their business and slowl> but surely ac­ quiring a competency. The \get-rtch-qulck\ Idea makes business good for our jails and State prisons. Many of their cells are oc­ cupied by adherents to the \get-rtch- qulck\ methods of making money. It Is an Idea that invarlaibly weakens one's mortal perceptions. The stick-to-dt method develops and strengthens character Sudden pos­ session ot great wealth, even when that wealth is acquired 'honestly, is often the ruination of Its possessor. He is not prepared to make a proper and wise use of a fortune that nas cost him nothing No one better un­ derstands the value of money than the man who has slowly and nonest- ly acquired wealtih Such a man is more likely to regard his wealth as a trust to bo used more for the benefit of others thau for his own selfish uses. You boys who are so soon to be­ come men cannot do a wiser thing than resolve • that you will stick to the trade or the business or tho pro­ fession you anay adopt when you be­ gin life for yourselves. Bo sure that you are right in choos­ ing what you want to be. and men stick to that one thing with unfalter­ ing resolution;, and you will be far bet­ ter off In the years to come than any \gBt-riCh-auick\ methods could ever make you. —J. L. Harbour, la the Am­ erican Boy. THE PECAN The pecan is a variety of the wal­ nut, growing most abundantly in our Southwestern Steles. As we see It for sale, it is a thin- shelled not. poinded at both ends, about an inch and a half long It has been taken, from Us outer snett, cleaned and polished by turning very rapidly In cylinders, until the black lines which are often on It are sel­ dom seen on its 'bright reddish shell. A tree is usually thirty years old before It bears many nuts. The ker­ nel is very ollv, but to many people the beat nut of all to tne taste, yet It lias an Inner coaling quite puck- ery\ to the lips and tongue Pecans are ait their best when fill­ ing the soft nest of a removed hard date stone The sweet date takes away the -pucker,' while the little pecan gives life and flavor to the very rich sweet date Surely all kinds of walnuHs are fruits \fit for the gods ' especially ror Jupiter—from whom they derive tne>r family name ot Juglans (nuts of Ju­ piter) —if the gods ate really fond or such trifles and have mythical means of cracking them —M E. M , in M'he Christian Register Men's Pocket*. They bad beeu expatiating on the peculiarities which distinguished the members of the human race from uhose of the animal kingdom \Wo all differ and yet we're a good Jeal alike, young and old.' remarked a veteran who had been listening to the conversation. ' A story I read recently regarding a forgotten buncti of keys started a train of though: You know that a boy's pocket aas amused his elders ever sinre bovs had pockets. There's a little of ev­ erything in it Now. Just for the fun of it. 1 he continued, turning to the man on his left, \fish up what you're carrying In jour righih.ind trousers pocket.\ The lEtt -er colored slightly but com­ plied, in three trips be brought to light a ring with eleven large keys on it. a knife with a broken blade, an empty match safe two queer coins and something that looked like an ov­ ergrown raisin \Precisely what I expected.\ satd the first speaker 'Til bet that outside of your latch­ key and maybe a key to your office or desk JOII ran t even guess Why you're lugging those keys They used to fit something or other, but you ve moved, and the something or other's been sold or given away or left be­ hind, your knife won't CUT , there aro never any matches In that matchsafe. the coins are pocket pieces, but you keep them, and that dried, weazened horse chesnut's for rheumatism. It It were ever a remedy or a preventive —which it wasn't—the life went out of lc lone ago.' The object of these remarks admit­ ted that the case had been summed up correctly. \I know ft.' concluded his frlend. # \Nine men out of ten are loaded with tbat kind of rubbish. It's true that a boy carries fish lines and beetles and chalk and apple cores and a coun­ try store assortment generally, but he knows what to do with the whole -collection, and does something with it every halfhour. That's where we have to admit that the joke's on us if we are entirely fate\—Providence- Journal. CLEVEJR RING TRICK. ' Here Is a,,c!ever *nd puizitegjtricki ' Sew a plain, «old rjne to.^he SalddUr *of a.hind'ker^hiot by. *'piece.pt^lUt 0 ^ul £-^r^fi <«ei '^da^,^'Jettuigr i tne ~ ' '-\ *'''*?eEtofiadJ ig ^rSRyw^asTc^o^ •&&r>wfcfrit ; ft^E^V.^e>f©£ all, j^«'e^t^u«t^>e^p5di^«»id^a«r A Heartlew Family. There had been a severe thunder­ storm In, the night, and.bia^^ra. Top- ham, had, for a wonder, 5 'slept .through it Usually\ she rose/' lighted fcer laTOp ;.-utes3ea. fcetsfeifj -^&jfiAi dowiv in a chair whose leife, ; ifer»l»et.'in, lass? tumblers.. #aa^Soig^n^wai,e_0r:TlTiS. Ue/m, -the 'hoarding ssteadfbti llvl^'aih-otig'jmyt'.; : o1j^oiktlPaEet^

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