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I "MY. DR. TALMAGE.
THE BROOKLYN DIVINE'S SUNDAY
Subject: "Wonders of Disaster and
Blessing." (Preached at Kansas
Text: "7 will show wonders in the
heavens ancl in the earth."?Joel ii., 30.
Dr. Cumming?great and good man?
would have told us the exact time of the fulfillment
of this prophecy. As I stepped into
his study in London on my arrival from Paris
just after tho French had surrendered at
Sedan, the good doctor said to me: "It is just I
as I told you about France; people laughed at I
me because I talked about the seven j
horns and the vials, but I forsaw all this from j
the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revela- j
tion." Not taking any such responsibility in !
the interpretation of the passage. I simply !
assert that there is in it suggestions of many |
things in our time.
Our eyes dilate and our heart quickens its
pulsations as we read of events in the Third
century, the Sixth century, the Eighth cen- j
tury, the Fourteenth century, but there are
more far reaching events crowded into the
Nineteenth century than into any other,
acd the last quarter bids fair to
eclipse the preceding three quarters,
i-oorl in thu dnilv iipwsn ners of !
I events announced in one paragraph and
without any special emphasis?nf events
vrhieh a Herodotus, a Josephus, a Xenophon,
a Gibbon would have taken whole chapters
or whole volumes .to elaborate. Looking out
upon our time, we must cry out in the words
of the text: "Wonders in the heavens and in
I propose to show you that the time in
which we live is wonderful for disaster and
wonderful for blessing:, for there must be
lights and shades in this picture as in all
others. Need I argue this day that our time
is wonderful for disaster? bur world has
had a rough time since by the hand of God it
was bowled out into space. It is an epileptic
earth; convulsion after convulsion; frosts
pounding it with sledge hainuier of
iceberg, and fires melting; it with
furnaces seven hundred times heated. It is a
wonder to me it has lasted so long. Meteors
shooting by on this side and grazing it. and
I meteors shooting by on tne otncr siae ana
grazing it none of them slowing up for
safety. Whole fleets and navies and argosies
and flotillas of worlds sweeping all about us.
Our earth like a fish>ng smack off the banks
of Newfoundland, while the Etruria and
Germanic and the Arizona and the City of
New York rush by. Besides that, our
world has by sin been damaged in its internal
machinery, and ever and anon the furnaces
have burst, and the walking beams of
the mountain have broken, and the islands
have shipped a sea, and the great hulk of the
world has been jarred with accidents that
ever and anon threatened immediate demolition.
But it seems to us as if our century j
were especially characterized by disaster,
volcanic, cyclonic, oceanic, epidemic. I say j
volcanic, because an earthquake is only a
volcano hushed up. "W hen Stroraboli
and Cotopaxi and Vesuvius stop breathing,
let the foundations of the earth
beware. Seven thousand earthquakes in
two centuries recorded in the catalogue of
the British association. Trajan, the
Emperor, goes to ancient Antioch, and amid
I the splendors of bis reception is met by an
earthquake that nearly destroys the Emperor's
life. Lisbon, fair "and beautiful at one
o'clock on the 1st of November, 1755, in six
minutes 60,000 have perished, and Voltaire
writes of them: "For that region it was the
last judgment, nothing wanting but a
trumpet F' Europe and America feeling the
^throb; 1500 chimneys in Boston partly or
But the disasters of other centuries havo
had their counterpart in our own. In 1812
Caraccas was caught in the grip of the earthquake;
in 1S22, in Chili, 100,000 square miles
of land by volcanic force upheaved to four
and seven feet of permanent elevation; in
1854 Japan felt the geological agony;
Naples shaken in 1857; Mexico in 1858;
Medosa, tho capital of the Argentine
Republic, in 1861; Manilla terrorized in 1863;
the Hawaiian islands by such force uplifted
and let down in 1S71; Nevada shaken in 1871;
Antioch in 187-; California in 1872; San
Salvador in 1S73; while in 1SS3 what
subterranean excitement! Ischia, an island
of the Mediterranean, a beautiful
Italian watering-place, vineyard clad, sur
I rounded by all natural charm and historical
reminiscence; yonder, Capri, the summer resort
of the Roman Emperors; yonder,
Naples, the paradise of art?this beautiful
island suddenly toppled into the trough of
the earth. SOOO merry-makers perishing, and
some of tnem so far down beneath the reach
of human obsequies that it may be said of
many a one of them as it was said of Moses:
"The Lord buried him." Italy weeping, all
Europe weeping, all Christendom weeping
where there were hearts to sympathize and
Christians to pray. But .while the nations
were measuring that magnitude of disaster,
measuring it not with golden rod like that
with which the angel measured heaven,
but with the black rule of death, Java,
of the Indian archipelago, the most fertile
island of all the earth, is caught in the grip
of the earthquake, and mountain after
mountain goes down, and city after city,
until that island, which produces the healthiest
beverage of all the world, has produced
the ghastliest accident of the country. One
hundred thousand people dying, dying, dead,
But look at the disasters cyclonic. At the
mouth of the Gauges are three islands?the
Hattiah, the Sundeep and the Dakin Shabazpore.
In the midnight of October, li>77. on
all those three islands tbn cry was: "The
waters, the waters!" A cyclone arose and
rolled the sea over thot i three islands,
and of a population of 340.000, 215,000
were drowned. Only those saved who
I had climbed to the top or tue mguesi; irees.
Did you ever see a cyclone? Xo? Then I
pray God you may never see one. I saw one
on the ocean, and it swept us eight hundred
miles back from our course, and for thirtysix
hours during the cyclone and after
it wo expected every moment to go
to the bottom. They told us before
we retired at 9 o'clock that the
barometer had fallen, but at 11 o'clock
at night we were awakened with the shock of
the waves. All the lights out! Crash! went
all the life boats. Waters rushing through
the skylights down into the cabin and down
on the furnaces until they hissed and smoked
in the deluge. Seven hundred people praying,
blaspheming, shrieking. Ouv great ship
poised a moment on the top of a mountain
of phosphorescent fire. and
then plunged down, down, down,
until it seemed as if she would never again
be righted. Ah! you never want to see a
cyclone at sea. But I was in Minnesota,
where there was one of those cyclones on
land that swept the city of Rochester from
its foundations, and took dwelling houses,
barns, men, women, children, horses, cattle
and tossed them into indiscriminate
ruin, and lifted a rail train and dashed it
down, a mightier hand than that of the engineer
on the air brake. Cyclone in Kan sas,
cyclone in Missouri, cyclone in Wisconsin,
cyclone in Illinois, cyclone in Iowa.
Satan, prince of the power of the air, never
made such cyclonic disturbances as he has ill
our day. And am I not right in saying that
one of the characteristics of the time in
which we live is disaster cyclonic?
But look at the disasters oceanic. Shall I
-.oil +?,?. T-fill nf tVi? rlftnil shil)l)illL' '> Ye inon
(sters of tho deep, answer when I call your
names. Ville de Havre, the Schiller. City of
Boston, the Melville, the President, the fimbria.
But why should I go on calling
the roll when none of them answer,
and the roll is as Ion# as the white
scroll of the Atlantic surf at Cape Hatteras
breakers? If the oceanic cables could report
all the scattered life and all the bleached
bones that they rub against in tbe depths of
the ocean what a message of pathos and
tragedy for both beaches! In one storm
eighty fishermen perished off tho coast of
Newfoundland and whole fleets of
thei^ off the coast of England. God help
tho poor fellows at sea, and give high seats
in heaven to the Grace Darlings and the Ida
Lewises and the lifeboat men hovering around
Goodwin's Sands and the Sherries. The sea,
owning three-fourths of the earth, proposes
to capture the other fourth, and is bombarding
tho land all around the earth.
The moving of our hotels at
Brighton Beach backward one hundred
yards from where they once stood, a type of
what is going on all around the world and 011
every coast. The Dead Sea rolls to-day
where ancient cities stood. Pillars of temples
that stood on hills geologists now find
three-quarters under the water or altogether
submerged. The sea, having wrecked so
many merchantmen and flotillas, wants to
wreck the continents and hence disaster-:
Look at the disasters epidemic. I speak
not of the plague in the Fourth century that
ravaged Europe, and in Moscow and the
Neapolitan dominions and Marseilles wrought
such terror in the Eighteenth century, but I
look at the yellow fevers, and the choleras,
and the diphtherias and the scarlet fevers,
and the typhoids of our own time. Hear the
wailing of Memphis, and Shreveport, and New
Orleans and Jacksonville of the last few decades.
From Hurdwar, India, where every
twelfth year three million devotees congregate,
the caravans brought the cholera, and
that one disease slew eighteen thousand in
eighteen days in Bossorah. Twelve thousand
in one summer slain by it in India and twenty-five
thousand in Egypt. Disasters epidemic.
Some of the finest monuments in
Greenwood and Laurel Hill and Mount Auburn
are to doctors who lost their life battling
with Southern epidemic.
But now I turn the leaf in my subject, and
I plant the white lilies and the palm tree
amid the night shade and the myrtle. This
age no more characterized by wonders of disaster
than by wondars of blessing. Blessing
of longevity; the average of human life rapidly
increasing. Forty years now worth four
hundred years once. "2sow I can travel from
Manitoba to New York in three days and
three nights. In other times it would have
taken three months. In other words, three
days and three nights now are worth three
months of other days. The average of human
life practically greater now than when Noah
lived his U50 years and Methusaleli lived his
Of.9 tmk Yilpssiiijrs of intelligence: The
Saluiou P. Chases and the Abraham Lincolns
and the Henry Wilsons of the coming time
will not be required to learn to read by pine
knot Lights, or seated on shoemaker's
bench,* nor will the Fergusons have
to study astronomy while wo telling the cattle.
Knowledge rolls its tides along every
poor man's door, and his children may go
down and bathe in them. If the philosophers
of the last century were called up to recite
in a class with our hoys at the Polytechnic,
or our girls at the Packer, those old philosophers
would be sent down to the foot of the
class because they failed to answer the questions!
Free libraries in all the important
towns and cities of the land. Historical alcoves
and poetical shelves and magazine tables for all
that desire to walk through them or sit down
at them. Blessings of "quick information:
Newspapers falling all around us thick as
leaves in a September equinoctial. News
three days old, rancid and stale. We see the
whole world twice a day?through the newspaper
at the breakfast table, and through
the newspaper at the tea table, with an "extra"
here and there between.
Blessing of Gospel proclamation: "Do you
not know that nearly all the missionary
societies have been born in this century?
and nearly all the Bible societies and nearly
all the great philanthropic movements?
A secretary of one of the denominations
said to me the other day in Dakota:
"You were wrong when you said our
denomination averaged a new church every
day of the year: they established nine in
one week, so you are far within the truth."
A clergyman of our own denomination said:
"I have just been out establishing live mission
stations." I tell, you Christianity is on
the march while infidelity is dwindling into
imbecility. While infidelity is thus dwindling
and drooninir down into im
becility and indecency, the wheel of
Christianity is making about a thousand
revolutions in a minute. All the
copies of Shakespeare and Tennyson and Disraeli
and of any ten of the most popular writers
of the day,"less in number than the copies
of tho Bible going out trom our printing
presses. A few years ago, in six weeks, more
than two million copies of the New Testament
purchased, not given away, but purchased
because the world will have it.
More Cliristian men in high official position
to-day in Great Britain and in the United
States than ever before. Stop that falsehood
going through the newspapers?I have seen it
in twenty?that the Judges of the Supreme
Court of the United States are all inlidels except
one. By personal accpiaintance I
know three of them to bp old-fashioned
evangelical Christians, sitting at the
Holy Sacrament of our Lord Jesus
Christ, and I suppose that the majority of
them are stanch believers in our Christian
religion. And then hear the dying words of
Judge Black, a man who had been Attorney
General of the United States, and who had
been Secretary of the United States, no
stronger lawyer of the century than I
.Tiirltrji Rlfifk?dvinsr. his asred wife kneel- !
ing by his "side, and" lie littering
that sublime and tender prayer: "O
Lord God, from whom I derived my existence,
in whom I have always trusted, take my spirit
to Thyself and let Thv richest blessing come
down" upon my Alary." The most popular
book to-day is the Bible, and the mightiest
institution" is the church, and the greatest
name among the nations, and more honored
than any other, is the name of Jesus.
Wonders of self sacrifice: A clergyman
told me in the Northwest that for six years
he was a missionary at the extreme J^orth,
living 400 miles from a postoflice, and sometimes
he slept out of doors in the winter, the
thermometer sixty and sixty-five degrees
below zero, wrapped in rabbit skins
woven together. I said: "Is it possible?
You do not mean sixty and sixty-five
degrees below zeroV' He said: ''I do, "and I
-vas happy." All for Christ. Where is there
any other being that will rally such enthusiasm?
Mothers sewing their fingers off to
educate their boys for the Gospel ministry.
For nine years no luxury 011 the table until
the course through grammar school and college
and theological seminary be completed.
Poor widow putting her mite into
the Lord's treasury, the face of Emperor or
President impressed upon the coin not so consuicuous
as the blood with which she earned
it. Millions of good men ami women, but
more women than men, to whom Christ is
j everything. Christ first and Christ last and
Why, this age is not so characterized by
' invention and scientific exploration as it
I is by Gospel proclamation. You can get
no "idea of it unless you can ring all
1 the church bells in one chime, anil
! sound all the organs in one diapason, and
! gather all the congregations of Christen[
uom in one Gloria in Excelsis.
j Mighty canin meetings. Might Uceau
; Groves. Mighty Chautauquas. Mighty conI
ventions of Christian works. Mighty gen'
eral assemblies of the Presbyterian church.
Mighty conferences of the Methodist church.
Mighty associations of the Baptist church.
Mighty conventions of the Episcopal church.
I think before long the best investments will
not bo in railroad stock or Western Union,
but in trumpets and cymbals ami
J festal decorations, for "ve are on
the eve of victories wiuo and world
J uplifting. There may be many years
I of hard work yet before the consummation,
j but the signs are to me so encouraging that
I would not be unbelieving if I saw the wing
| of the apocalyptic angel spread for its last
! triumphal flight in this day's sunset; or il'
I To-morrow morning me ocean mmra suuum
: thrill us with the news that Christ the Lord
i had alighted on Mount Olivet or Mount Ca!|
vary to proclaim universal dominion.
Oh, you dead churches, wake up! Throw
j back the shutters of stiff eeclesiasticism and
| let the light of the spring morning come ill.
| Morning for the land. Morning lor the sea.
j Morning of emancipation. Morning of light
| and love and peace. Morning of a day in
which there shall bo no chains to break, no
j sorrows to assuage, no despotism to shatter,
| no woes to compassionate. (J Christ, descend!
Scarred temple, take the crown! Bruised
: hand, take the scepter! Wounded foot, step
i the throne! '"Thine is the kingdom."
j These things I say because I want you to
j be alert. I want you to be watching all these
i wonders unrolling from the heavens and the
earth. God has classified them, whether
calamitous or pleasing. The divino purposes
are harnessed in traces that cannot
break, and in girths that cannot slip,
i and in buckles that cannot loosen, and
are driven hv rcius they must answer. 1
| preach no fatalism. A swarthy engineer nr
j one of the depots in I>ak<ita said: ''When will
' you get ou the locomotive and take a ride
with us?"' '"Well,'' I said, "now, if that
J suits you;-"' So I got on one side the loeoI
motive, and a Methodist minister,
I who was also invited, got on the other side.
I and between us were the engineer and the
J stoker. The train started. The engineer ha<I
j his hand on the agitated pulse of the great
I engine. The stoker shoveled in the coal and
! shut the door with a loud clang. A vast plain
! slipped under us and the hills swept by,
; and that great monster ou which we
j rode trembled and bounded and snorted
and raged as it hurled us on. 1
said to the Methodist minister on the other
side the locomotive: "My brother, why
should Presbyterians and Methodists quarrel
about the decrees and free agency? You see
that track, that firm track, that iron track;
that is the decree. You see this engineer's
arm? That is free agency. How beautifully
they work together They are going
to take us through. Wo coukl
not do without the track, and we could not
do without the engineer. So I rejoice day by
day. Work for us all to do, and we may turn
the crank of the Christian machinery this way
- - *<- . , *. "*
or that, for we are free agents; but there is
the track laid so long ago no one remembers
it, laid by the hand of Almighty God in sockets
that no terrestrial or satanic pressure can
ever affect. And along that track the car of the
world's redemption will roll and roll to the
Grand Central Depot of the Millennium. I
have no anxiety about the track. I am only
afraid that for our indolence God will discharge
us and get some other stoker and some
other engineer. The train is going through
with us or without us. 80, my brethren,
watch all the events that are going by. If
things seem to turn out right, give wings to
your joy. If things seem to turn out wrong,
throw out the anchor of faith and hold fast.
There is a house in London where Peter
the Great of Russia lived awhile when he
was moving through the land incognito
and in workman's dress, that he might
learn the wants of the people. A stranger
was visiting at that house recently, and
saw in a dark attic an old box, and he said
to the owner of the house: ''What's in
that box?" The owner said, "I don't
know; that box was there when I got tho
house and it was there when my father got
it. We haven't had any curiosity to look at
it; I guess there's nothing in it." "Well,"
said the stranger, "I'll give you two pounds
for it." "Well, done." The two pounds are
paid, and recently the contents of that box
wprfi sold to the Czar of Russia for fifty thou
sand dollars. In it the lathins machine of
Peter the Great, his private letters and documents
of value beyond all momentary consideration.
And here are the events that
seem very insignificant and unimportant, but
they increase treasures of Divine Providence
and eternities of me ning which after a while
God will demonstrate before the ages as being
of stupendous value. As near as I can tell
from what I see, there must be a God somewhere
"When Titans play quoits they pitch mountains;
but who owns these gigantic forces you
have been reading about the last two months?
Whose hand is on the throttle valve of the
volcanoes? "Whose foot suddenly planted on
the footstool makes the continents quiver?
God! God! He looketh upon the mountains
and they tremble. He touehetli the hills aud
they smoke. God! God! I must be at
peaea with Him. Through the Lord Jesus
Christ this God is mine and He is yours. I
put the earthquake that shook Palestine at
the crucifixion against all the down rockings
of the centuries. This God on our side, we
may challenge all the centuries of time and
all the cycles of eternity.
Those of us who are in mid-life may well
thank God that we have seen so many wondrous
things; but there are people here today
who will see the Twentieth century.
Things obscure to us will be plain to you yet.
The Twentieth century will be as far ahead
of the Nineteenth as the Nineteenth is ahead
of the Eighteenth, aud as you caricature
the liabits and customs and ig
liorance ul me pasi, utuns > m -.m ?cature
this age. Some of you may live to see
the shimmering veil between the material
and the spiritual world lifted. Magnetism, a
word witn which we cover up our ignorance,
will yet be an explored realm. Electricity,
the fiery courser of the sky, that Benjamin
Franklin lassoed and Morse and Bell and
Edison have tried to control, will become
completely manageable, and
locomotion will De swiftened, and
a world of practical knowledge thrown in
upon the race. Whether we depart in this
century, or whether we see the open gates of
a more wonderful century, we will see theso
things. It does not make much difference
where we stand, but the higher the standpoint
the larger the prospect. We will see
them from heaven if we do not see
them from earth. I was at Fire Island,
Long Island, and I went up in the cupola
from which they telegraph to New York the
approach of vessels liours before they como
into port. There is an opening in the wall,
and the operator puts his telescope through
that opening and looks out and sees vessels
far out at sea. While I was talking with
him he went up and looked out. He said:
"We are expecting the Arizona to-night."
I said: "Is it possible you know all
those vessels? Do you know them as you
know a man's faces''' He said: "Yes, I never
make a mistake; before I see the hulks, I
often know them by the masts; I know them
all, I have watched them so long." Oh, what
a grand thing it is to have ships telegraphed
and heralded long before they
?" * * tKof ^Viem/lc ninv pnniA
UUiUW CV y\Jl t, IUUV liiwuuo
down to the wharf and welcome their long
absent loved ones. So to-day we take our
stand in the watch tower and we look oft
and through tiio glass of inspiration or
Providence we look oil' and see a whole fleet
of ships coming in. That is the ship of
Peace, flag with one star of Bethleliem
floating above the top gallants. That is the
ship of the church, mark of salt wave
high up 011 the smoke stack, showing
she has had rough weather, but the Captain
of salvation commands her and all is well
with her. The ship of heaven, mightiest
craffc ever launched, millions of passengers
waiting for millions more, prophets and
apostles and martyrs in the cabiu, conquerors
at the foot of the mast, while
from the rigging hands are waving this
way as they knew us, and we wave
back again, for they are ours; thev went out
from our own households. Ours! Hail! Hail!
Put off the black and put 011 the white. Stop
tolling the funeral bell and ring the wedding
anthem. Shut up the hearse and take the
chariot. Now, the ship comes around the
great headland. Soon she will strike the
wharf and we will go aboard her. Tears for
ships going out. Laughter for ships coming
in. Now she touches the wharf. Throw on the
planks. Block not up that gangway with
embracing long lost friends, lor you will
I""'" r\f vnnninn Ssf-nnrl Vinplr nnfj
give way until other millions come 011. Farewell
to sin. Farewell to struggle. Farewell
to sickness. Farewell to death. All aboard
Caused by DrinK.
In the course of a long article on "Rum in
the Arctics," a writer in the Mail and Express
says: l'ln the winter of 18S1-S3 the
United States steamship Rodgers made her
winter quarters in St. Lawrence Bay, a little
south of East Cape, in Siberia, and after tbe
vessel was burned the officers and men were
kindly treated by the natives. Only a few
years before that time, however, a small
whaler put in there, and while her decks
were filled with what appeared to be friendly
natives, a sudden attack was made upon the
officers and crew, and every ono was murdered
and the vessel looted and scuttled.
This affair undoubtedly resulted from the
liquor left, only a few days previously, on
the coast, at East Cape. Some of the natives
got drunk, and, wanting more, they succeeded
in enticing a number of the most
desperato men to join the plot, with the terrible
result stated. The sequel occurred the
following year, when a vessel put into Cape
Prince of Wales, 011 the Alaskan coast.
In the crew were a number of
Kanakas, or native Honolulu sailors,
some of whom were lriends and
relativos of the murdered crew. One evening
there came on board an unusually large
number of natives, who acted so strangely
that suspicion was aroused, and the sailors
quietly and secretly armed themselves. Their
suspicions were confirmed, when later the
native men sent all their women ashore.
They then demanded "rom," which being refused.
they became very insolent and demonstrative.
The Kanakas in the crew were
burning to avenge the death of their friends
and suddenly set upon their visitors and
killed every one, Some of tho pursued
jumped overboard and were drowned, for
the Arctic tribes are not swimmers, and the
others were stabbed to death with knives or
lances. A few of tiie Esquimaux crawle I as
far back under the t' gallant fo'cas1! as they
could get, but were dragged out by their unrelenting
foe, who threw harpoons into them
for that purpose, and completed the work of
death on deck. Both of these tragedies originated
in liquor and the craving for it that
exists in all savages who have tasted .it. Tho
men who at other times are the most"kindly
in their nature seem to develop the worst passions
under its in''uences.
A Radical Remedy Required.
The total abstinence movement has niado
many sober men, and it. is not proposed to
abate any effort along that line; but. nevertheless,
the fact must lie ret-oguized that the
total abstinence movement do?s not cure the
Airil W/linn Millet.
vised to supplement; the work of tiie church
and tho temperance society. A pfij'sician
would not follow a mild method of treatment
if the disea-e grew more pronounced and
virulent all the while. He would try a
remedy that was radical and heroic. The
total abstinence movement is too mild for the
drink evil; it needs radical and heroic treatment.?
The Poof ChildrenHave
wo no pity for the poor, miserable
children? Is thare no voico strong enough
to plead "like angels, trumpet-tongued,
against the deep damnation of their taking
oti'?1'?of these caiidten who. in the language
of Southey, are not s j much born into the
world as damned into tho world, damned,
predestined, as it were, to live lives of disease
and degradation, because of the drink
in the midst of which they are brought up
and of which they hare the hereditary
taint in their very veins.?Canon Farrar.
Tho Saviour's Sympathy.
"While the storm was fiercely blowing,
While the soa was wildly flowing,
Angry wind and angry billow
Only rocked the Saviour's biilow,?
But when sudden grief was rending
Human hearts in sorrow bending;
"When He saw the sisters weeping
Where the brother's form was sleeping,
Lost in Sight of Home.
A few months ago, during one of the severe
storms that visited Colorado, a young
man perished in sight of home. In his bewilderment
he passed aiul r. passed his own
cottage, to lie down and di ? almost in range
with tho "light in the window" which his
young wife had placed there to guide him
home. All alone she watched tho long night
through, listening in vain for tho foot-steps
Hv t. wnnl/1 m mn no fni* Inner ho!nrfl
the morning dawned, the icy touch of death
had forever stilled that warm,
loving heart. The Fad d ath was
made still sadder by the fact that he was lost
in sight of home. How m uiy wanderers
from the Father's house are lost in sight of
j home, in tho full glare of tho Gospel light!
| They have the open Bible, overflowing with
; its call< and pr< mises, the faithful warnings
j from tho pulpit, the manifestations of God's
. providence, all tending to diivct their steps
} heavenward,and yet from all these they turn
I away, waiting for tho moro convenient senI
s -n, and are lost in sight of the many mansions.?Forward.
Jesus never mentioned any of earth's great
men (so-called) with words of praise. 1 here
| had been great conquerors before his tima
I like Alexander tho threat, but he nev. r al.
j luded to them. There had been pbilosoEhers,
like Plato and Aristotle and Socrates,
ut he never spoke of them. Rich men had
I received the notice of their fellow men, but
I ho never mentioned them by name. Non-; of
those of whom human history speaks most
J largely came in for a word of commendation
| from him or his apostles in later years. This
should bid us pause, and make us stop to
think whether our human judgments are not
totally faulty. Have wo not put the seal of
greatness where it does not belong.
In what respect is the world better today
for the existence of the rich manlike Croesus,
of conguerers like Alexander, of ) hilosophors
hko Plato, of authors like Cic to?
What really valuable thing should we lo-o
had such men never existed? Gather all ho
conquerers of tho world together, and say
whether they have been as useful to the
world as one John Bun van or one John "Wes
ley. rut nil your puuosopiuciu uuukb iuge:
her, and declare whether they have accomplished
as much for humanity as the
epistle of Paul to the Gnlntinns. Match Bismarck
and Luther, and judge whether poli1
ician or preacher has the best of it in the
long run. On the other hand, if you blot
j out Abraham, Joseph, Moses, David the
I singer, Elijah. Isaiah, John the Baptist,
Piiu', from human history, you usher in
j blackness of darkness.?A. F. Schaujfler.
Daily and hourly we m?et questions that
d-mand an immediate answer?questions
I that relato to food and raiment, to the hnndi
to-hand couflict with earthly necessities.
Perplexities arising from these sources are
sometimes the occasions of greatest peril to
Christian faith. Many a soul ha-; overcome
in spiritual combat, only to fall before the
enemy assaulting him through outward
and visible circumstances. They have forgotten
that Christ is their Lord "in material
i good as well as in spiritual. They have
; failed to follow him in principles revealed
I for pract:cal life, and have re!
garded Christ a saviour only in
spiritual things. One has forcibly said,
4' 'He that followeth me shall net walk in
! darkness.' That saying has a lower and a
i higher fulfilment. In tlie 1? wer, it refers
j to practical life and its perplexities. Nobody
| who has not tried it would believe how many
j difficulties are cleared out of a mail's road
by the simple act of trying to follow Christ.
; No doubt thcro will still rc nain obscurities
| enough as to what we ought to do to call lor
the best exercise of patient wisdon; but an
j enormous proportion of them vanish
j like mist when the sijn Iroks through
j when once we honestly set ourselves to
I find out where th'1 pillar, cl Light is guiding.
I It is a reluctant will and intrinsic liking-: and
I disliking* that obscure th<_* way for us, much
j oftcner than real obscurity in the way itself.
I It is seldom impossible to discern the divine
I will when we only wish to know it that we
may doit. And if ever it is impossible for
us. surely that impossibility is like the cloud
I resting on :he tabernacle?a sign that for
j the present His will is th it we should be still,
and wait and watch."
Thn Anchor of the Soul.
j "Walking, on a day one summer, through
j the vast navy-yard of Portsmouth, England,
j I came upon a" street called Anchor street.
' There, side by side, in long lines, wore laid
i multitudes of the hughest anchors. You could
j not look nt tho e immense and grappling
I flukes, and mighty iron shafts, without a
. very real feeling of a restful* mastery over
I tides and storms. With her cable fastened
1 to one of those srrc-it anchors, and with that
anchor getting grip on tho bottom of the
sea, no lee shore could threaten, or devastating
breaker harm the gallant ship.
Do you remember how in t'ae Epistle to the
Hebrews we are told of tho anchor of tho
j soul? The anchor of 1110 soul?what steady.
| masterful word is this, amid the tossings ana
; the changes and the dashing uncertainties of
1 our lives!
And will you notice a peculiarity of this
I anchor of the soul? Wo are told it entereth
j into that within the >eil. The veil in the old
i Temple was tho symbol of separation bej
tween God and man. And in this scripture
about the anchor of the soul, tho veil stands
i for whatever distance, or mystery or sinfulness
may divide and hinder us froin God and
hido Him from us.
The great navigator Sir Francis Drake
made a voyage round the world m the ship
Golden Hind,?a little vessel of but a hundred
and tweuty tons. At last, after an absence
of two years and ten months, ho
dropped his anchor in Deptford harbor.
The gr at Queen Elizabeth refused to
summon him to her palaco to make
him knight; but went herself to
Deptfor ), and. sta* ding with her royal feet
011 the deck of his little but triumphant vessel,
laid the sword upon his shoulders, and
Vin/ln him stiinil before her henceforth Sir
Francis Drake. The great queen knew how,
right royally, to reward those who added
glory to her crown. And she gave him a
crest he might wear proudly ever after?a
ship in full sjiil with a cable running up to
Heaven, an emblem of the Divine guidance
vrhic'i had helped him to do the, till then,unheard-of
Sir Francis'crest is a kind of picture of
the Scripture word about this as clior of the
soul. For this anchor of the soul is not
flung into any sea-bottom; does not go down
into any shifting worldly pice or thing,
but upwaru th s anchor of the soul is cast.
The hawser which holds this anchor pas es
I up and through the celestial spaces, thr. ugh
every veil of any >ort hiding the face of God,
I and there, in the place of th* fl lectest Divine
Presence, the fluke> of this anchor of
the soul seize and hoi 1 to the vety buttresses
of God's Throne; and this anchor to God's
Throne keeps moored even a poor human
Not like a ship driven of tho storm, nnd
flung into tho black jaws of cruel reefs,
whiov tho breakers dash and tf r, need any
i of us be. For we may have a hope which is
as nn anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast.,
aiid wh eh entereth into that within tho
veil.?''The Brook in the II I'll lli'V.
Civilization Will Not Always Mean
That the Indians are capable of civilization
has been abundantly proved by the G'herokets.
There are about :i5,000 of them, of
whom half are full blood. Thirty-five per
cant, of the national income is spent upon
schools, and fiftean per cent, upon asylums.
They bavo a written language, and claim
that every citizen can read and write. Besides
the common schools they have four excellent
academies, and each child is allowed
a large sum each year for its schooling.
Think of a city among us with 25,000 inhabitants
thus equipped for education! They lack
one mark of civilization, however, they have
no saloons, and boast of less drinking among
them than among a like number in any
other community. By this sad lack some of
our statesmen may be discouraged with respect
to further attempts to civilize tho redmen.?
Sons of Drunkards.
"We come, we come with sad array,
And in procession long.
To join the army of the lost,
Three hundred thousand strong.
"Our banners beck'ning on to death,
Abroad we hare unrolled;
And Famine, Care, and wan Despair
Are seen upon their fold. "
"Ye heard what music cheers U3 on?
The mother's cry that rang
So wildly, and the babe that wailed
Above the trumpet's clang.
"We've taken spoil; and blighted joys
And ruined homes are here;
We've trampled on the throbbing heart
And flouted sorrow's tear.
"We come, we come?we've searched the
The rich and poor are ours,
Enlisted from the uhrines of God,
From hovels and from towers.
"And who or what shall balk the brave
That swear to drink an>l die?
VV Dai? IKJOU5 LU suuu, Jiluu a muvtcrou wuira
Or this, that spans the sky?
"Onward 1 though ever oil our march
Hang misery's countless train;
Onward for hell?from rank to rank
Pass we the cup again.
"We come?of the world's scourges, who
Liko us have overthrown?
What: woe had ever earth liko woe
To our stern prowess known!
"We come, we come to fill our graven,
On which shall shine no star.
To glut the worm that never dies,
Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!"
Snatching at a Straw.
In striking contrast to tho obliviousness of
liquor men and their sympathizers to the terrible
figures that stare them in tho face,
showing the monstrosity of the liquor crime,
is the ridiculous persistency with which they
parade any figures which seem to favor their
side. In the Voice of December 13 we exposed
the fallacy of certain figures taken
from the statistics of the British Medical Association,
showing that oven confirmed inebriates
were longer lived tban total abstainers.
Yet these figures, so twisted as to support
this ridiculous conclusion, are still being
industriously circulated, notwithstanding
the fact that the Committee of the British
Medical Association, with the facts before
them upon which those figures were based,
summarized the result of their investigations
in regard; to the effects of the use of alcohol
in the following language:
"That habitual indulgence in alcoholic
liquors beyond the most moderate amount
has a distinct tendency to shorten life, the
average shortening being roughly propor
tioneu l/U LIIW UOgICO KJi. JIIUUI^UVU,
"That, of men who have passed the ago of
twenty-five, the strictly temperate, on the
average, live at least ten years longer than
those who become decidedly intemperate."?
An Argument of Beer-Sophists.
There is a story of a bragging sportsman
who could not see ten yards without his
spectacles, but who nevertheless was very
fond of vaunting his hunting exploits. "Look
over yonder," said he, one day "when be was
crossing a market in the company of ssveral
city friends; "see that farmer' Well, he
would be a dead mau now if it hadn't been
for a lucky shot of mine." One of those citizens
soon after met the same farmer, and I
took occasion to mention the remark of his |
bragging frisnd. "Did Mr. So-and-So ever I
save your life;" "He must be crazy," said |
the blunt granger. "The fact is, he mistook
me for a bear one day aud blazed away with |
his shot-gun, but by good-luck all his shot
struck through my hunting-pouch, and did I
not go deep enough to cripple me. That's I
what he calls saving my life, I suppose." I
With similar modifications we should accept
tha often-repeated assertion that the |
nations of northern Europe owe their physical
vigor to their liberal use of various alcoholic
stimulants. The truth is, that those
same stimulants have more than once accom- !
plished the actual annihilation of whole j
tribes, and broken the mental and physical
vigor of countless millions,and the argument
of the beer-sophists rests merely upon the |
slender fact that under exceptionally favor- I
able circumstances the alcohol habit has not j
proved absolutely fatal to nations of once j
herculean constitution. It is true that the 1
udands of southern Germany still produce '
men who have preserved the appearanca of j
vigorous manhood in spite of their excessive
use of fermented beverages, but the ancestors
of those highlanders were athletes who
could handle a forty-pound iron club as their
descendants would whirl a black-thorn cud
gel, and whos? rude weapons, by sheer dine ]
of gigantic strength, prevailed against the I
superior discipline, the superior tactics, and
tli9 superior numbers of the best armed Roman
The Saloon a Deadly Curse.
No one can doubt that we need the church,
the school and the factory, but in the light of j
our present civilization no one will sat up a
claim for the saloon on its own merits. One |
has said the saloon is the heaviest clog in the i
progress of our country, Every evil that
curses our nation to-day flows to a great extent
from the saloon. It is the prolific source I
of most of our political corruption. It traf- j
Acs in tears, groans, blood, vice, misery and
death. It drags in dishonored graves a hun- i
drod thousand human being annually.
Is it any wondor that Gladstone declares i
the saloon to be a greater evil than war, |
pestilence and famine combined? Why, in
the presence of such desolatiou as this, war is
a white-winged an^el of peace, pestilence a j
healing fountain and famine a tabie of plenty.
The saloon has been compared with the
deadly Upas tree, which not only kills those
who touch it, but sends out its terrible p oison
oven to those who endeavor to shun it.
If we consider the saloon from a moral
standpoint it is a curse. It is the direct cause
of three-fourths of the Sabbath breaking,
profanity and gambling. It desolates a j
million homes, and transports men beyond
the bounds of reason into tho seas of dissipation
and ruin. It makes 500 maniacs and
oOO.OOO criminals every year, it is tne saloon
in which a million men have lost their
self-respect, their health, their character,
their all. Men with defiled clothing, wrecked
hopes, starving children, empty purses, lost
manhood, the product and support of tho
saloon. But yet this monster cries out for
State and National authority to ply its dreadful
work, saying: "License me to sow the
seeds of shame. License me to make widows
and orphans. License me to write disgrace
upon the fair forehead of helpless innocence.
License me to befog the mind to paralyze
the reason, damn the soul. License me to
incite the red-handei murderer to his terrible
deeds of deadly violence." But the saloon
gets all it asks for.
It is a financial curse. Nine hundred and
forty-five millions of dollars are spent over
the till of the rumseller. More money than
we spend as a nation for all civil service,
army, navy and Congress.? Pioneer.
Temperance News and Notes.
It is said that 30,Oi 0 people go to bed drunk
in Glasgow every Saturday night. I
Bands of Mercy are baing formed in connection
with the Loyal Temperance Legions
A Kentucky W. C. T. U. woman recently
said she had six unanswerable arguments in
favor of prohibition?her six sons.
In one court of London twenty-seven out
of twenty-eight cases of attempted suicido
within a short time were traced directly^ to
drink and the twenty-eighth tvas uououui.
Dr. Daniel Dorchester is responsible for
the statement that a distillery firm within
three miles of the Massachusetts State
House lias % contract to furnish :;0'K) gallons
of rum daily to the African trade tor the
next seven years.
Professor Kovalevsky, of the Chair of
Mental Disease at the University of KharkofF,
Russia has published a book in which
he strongly denounces thu giving of alcoholic
beverages to children and enlarges on the
propriety ot' not administering alcohol as a
medicine without first ascertaining whether 1
the patient has an alcoholic diathesis.
The W. C. T. U. of Columbus, Miss., recently
sent an earnest request to every
clergyman in the place to preach a sermon
on "The Evils of the Open Saloon." The
plea was considered in the ministers' meeting,
and the chairman made answer by a note
saying that the ministers, after prayerful
consideration of tha request, deemed it "inexpedient
Mrs. Mary A. Lathrop, of Michigan, who
has been dubbed by her admirers "the Daniel
Webster of the feminine world," has a poor
opinion of saloon keepers-. In a lecture at ,
Ktttsburg she said: "Cannibalism is decent
compared with the saloon business. I have
more respect for a savage who will kill a
missionary, cook him and eat him, than for
a man who will allow the liquor business because
it will lessen bis municipal taxes."
NOMINATED FOR OFFICE.
Prominent Names Sent by the
President to tiie Senate.
Nearly All the Leading Diplomatic
Twelfth Day's Nominations.
President Harrison has sent the following
nominations to the Senate:
Postmasters?John Suiningsby, at Bar
Harbor, Me.; Augustus J. Hoitt, at Lynn,
Mass.; Suydani P. Wheeler, at Hancock, N.
Y.; Richard W. Oldfield, at Haverstraw, N.
Y.; Lewis R. Williams, at Long Branch, N.
J.; Burt C. Drake, at Gainesville, Fla.: Orlando
B. Happy, at Mayfleld, Ky., Win.
Jenney. at Mount Clemens. Mich.
Cassius M. Barnes, of Arkansas, to be Receiver
of Public Moneys at Guthrie, Indian
Territory; John I. Dille, of Indiana, to be
Register of the Land Office at Guthrie, Indian
Charles II. Monteith, of Idaho, to be agent
for the Indians of the Nez Perces Agency in
The nominations of John C. New to be
Consul-Ger eral to London and Lewis Wolfly
to be Governor of Arizona were confirmed
by the Senate.
The nomination of Murat Halstead a3
Minister to Berlin was reported favorably to
the Senate by a unanimous vote of the For
eign Relations Committee, and the Senate
proceeded to vote upon it. It turned out
that five Republican Senators voted against
him, together with all the Democrats, aud
on that vote he stood rejected.
A motion was immediately made by Senator
Sherman to reconsider the vote, aud on
this motion debate went on until the Senate
The five Republicans who voted against
Mr. Halstead's confirmation were Ingalls,
Plumb, Teller, Cullum and FarwelL
Thirteenth Day's Nominations.
The President sent to the Senate these
Robert Adams, Jr., of Pennsylvania, to be
Minister to Brazil.
Lansing B. Mizner, of, California, to be
Minister to the Central American States.
William L. Scruggs, of Georgia, to be
Minister to Venezuela.
William 0. Bradley, of Kentucky, to be
Minister Resident and Consul General to
George B, Ferguson, of Maine, to be Collector
of Customs for the District of Belfast,
Charles Henry Tilighman Lowndes, of
Maryland,to be an Assistant Surgeon in the
George Chandler, of Kansas, to be First
Assistant Secretary of the Interior.
George L. Shoup, of Idaho,to be Governor
Edward J. Curtis, of Idaho, to be Secretary
Jacob V. Admire, of Kansas, to be Receiver
of Public Moneys at Kingfisher Stage
Station, Indian Territory.
Jacob C. Roberts, of Nebraska, to be Register
of the Land Office at Kingfisher Stage
Station, Indian Territory.
Scion A. Darnell, of Georgia, to be Attorney
of the United States for the Northern
District of Georgia.
William S. Tifton, of Tennessee, to be
United States Marshal for the Eastern District
The Senate has confirmed the following
nominations: James O. Churchill, Missouri,
to be Surveyor of Customs at the port of St.
Louis; Charles E. Monteith, to be ageDt at
the Nez Perces Agency, Idaho.
Messrs. Teller, Pavne and Evarts, spoke in
opposition to the confirmation of Murat
Halstead to be Minister to Germany; no decisive
action was taken on the motion to reconsider
the vote by which the nomination
Fourteenth Day's Nominations.
The President sent the following nominations
to the Senate:
John T. Abbott, of New Hampshire, to be
Minister to the Republic of Colombia.
Edwin H. Terrill, of Texas, to be Minister
Withdrawn?John W. Berryman, Postmaster
at Versailles, Ky.
To be delegates to the conference between
the United States of America and the Republics
of Mexico, Central and South America,
Hayti, San Domingo, aud the Empire of
Brazil, to be held in Washington in 1S8D?
John B. Henderson, of Missouri; Cornelius N.
Blis?,of New York; William Pinckney Whyte,
of Maryland; Clement Studebaker.of Indiajia;
T. Jeflforson Coolidge.of Massachusetts; William
Henry Trescott, of South Carolina; Andrew
Carnegie, of Pennsylvania; John R. G.
Pitkin, of Louisiana; Morris 31, Estee.of California,
and J. H. Hanson of Georgia.
Postmasters?Edward M. Bliss, Spencer,
Mass.; Ira E. Hicks, New Britain, Conu.;
Henry Flood, Elmira, N. Y,; Samuel S.
Moor#, Elizabeth, N. J.; Cornelius S. Gould,
Emporium, Penn.; James Ogden, Latrobe,
Penn.; Win. H. Zufall, Myersdale, Penn.;
Robert A. Love, Warren, Penn.; Robert S.
Barker, Lock Haven, Penn.; David D. P.
Alexander, Apollo, Penn.: Thomas Dawson,
Roekville, Md.; Chas. H Walker, Frostburg,
The Senate has confirmed tha following
John Hicks, Minister to Peru; George B.
Loritig, Minister to Portugal; Robert T.
Lincoln, Minister to Great Britain; Allen
Thorndyko Rice, Minister to Russia; Thomas I
Ryan, Minister to Mexico: Patrick Egan,
Minister to Chili; Robert Adams, Jr., Minister
to Brazil; Lanzing B. Mizner, Minister
to the Central American States; XV. L.
Scrn.tcB. Minister to Venezuela: W. O. Bradjey,
Minister Resident and Consut-Ueneral to
W. S. Tiptou, Marshal for the Eastern
District of Tennessee; Tyre tilenu, Marshal
for the Western District of North Carolina;
Marion Erwin, Attorney for the Southern
District of Georgia; George Chandler, of
Kansas, First Assistant Secretary of the
Interior; George B. Ferguson, Collector of
Customs at Belfast. Me.
Receivers of Public Moneys?Cassius E.
Barnes, at Guthrie. Indian Territory; Jacob
TT A ? - ? ?* cfnr?a ofahnn
Vt AUUlirO, UU lUUgilCUVl gmvivu,
Registers of Public Lands ? Jacob C.
Roberts, at Kingfisher's stage station; John
I. Dille, at Guthrie, Indian Territory.
Postmasters?William R. Demond, Gorbam,
N. H.; Andrew D. Cayles, Stacesville,
After about two hours' debate the Senat3
rejected Murat Haistead as Minister to Germany
by a vote of '?> to 1'.'.
The vote was taken on a motion to lay on
the table the motion to reconsider Thursday's
vote of rejection. Two Democrats,
Blackburn and Call, voted with the Republicans
for reconsideration, which was a vote
Twenty-five Senators, all of them Democrats
except Messrs. Quay, Teller, Ingalls,
Plumb, Erarts and Dawes, voted for his rejection.
Mr. Cnllom was paired for the rejection
of Mr. Halstead, and Stanford, Stewart
and Jones did not vote. There were i
eleven republicans in all who would have
voted 60 reject the nomination had their
votes bean needed.
Fifteenth Day's Nominations.
James N. Huston, Chairman of the Republican
State Committee of Indiana, to
be Treasurer of the L'nited States.
Ellis H. Roberts.editor of the I'tica (N. Y.)
Morning Herald, to be Assistant Treasurer
nf tha United States at Now York city.
William K Wiiurtou, .if Massachusetts, to J
be Assistant Secretary of State.
Captain lieor^e 15 White. United States
Navy, to be Chief of the Jhnvau of S ards
and Docks in the Departmont of the Xavy,to
till a vacancy.
L. Bradford Prince, of Snn'.a, Fe, New
Mexico, to b; Governor of New .Mexico.
Lonis A. Walker, of Helens;, 5Iont., to be
Secretary of Montana.
James E. Kelley, of Nebraska, to b> Receiver
of l'ublic Moneys at Bloomington,
George II. Shields, of Missouri, to be
Assistant Attorney-General of the United
States, vice Xacii. Montgomery, resigned.
Drury J. Biirchett, of Kentucky, to ba
Marshal of the United States lor the District
The following confirmations were made by
the Senate: Louis Woltl- y, of Arizona. Governor
of Arizo:ia; C. T. Ashley, Indian
Agent at Clvyentu* and Arapahoe, Indian
Territory; W. W. Junkin, Indian Inspector;
J. E. Kelly, Receiver of Public Moneys at
Bloomington, Neb.; L. A. Walkor, Secretary
Df Montana; J. N. Huston, Treasurer of the
United States; E. H. Roberts. Assistant
Treasurer at New York; E. H. Terrill, Minister
to Belgium; J. ix^^bbott. Minister to
Colombia; C. A. Schobey/SladKn Agent at
B'ort Peck, and a large number of postmasters,
* .% /
Sixteenth Day's Nominations.
Robert J. Fishtr, of Chicago, 111., to b? Assistant
Commissioner of Patents, vice Robert
P. Vance, resigned. <
Commander JJartlett J. Cromwell to be s
Captain, Lieutenant-Commander George R? J
Durand to be a Commander, Lieutenaqfe \
Uriel Sebree to bo a Lieutenant-Commander, * ,u*
Lieutenant Mose3 L. Wood (junior grade) to
fca a Lieutenant, Ensign James H. Glennoa
to be a Lieutenant (junior grade), Comman- J
der John W. Phillip to be a Captain, Lieu- J|
tenant-Commander Fraucis M. Barber to. bo B
a Commander, Lieutenant Albert R. Condrh W,
to a Lieutenant-Commander, Lieutenant; /;
David Daniels, (junior grade), to be a Lieu- J
teuant; Ensign Harry S, Knapp to bo a . A
Lieutenant, (junior grade); Parsed Assistant I
Paymaster Josiali R. Stanton to be a Pay- j|
master, Assistant Paymaster Thomas J.
Cowie to be a Passed Assistant Paymaster,
Second Lieutenant Harry IC White, Marino
Corps, to be a First Lieutenant.
Tne Senate confirmed the following nominations;
George H. Shields, of Missouri, to be Assistant
Attorney General; Drury J. Burshett,
to ba Marshal of Kentucky; Robert J. Fisher,
of Illinois, to be Assistant Commissioner of
Patents: Captain George B. White, to bo
Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks; L,
Bradford Prince, to be Governor of New
Mexico: William F. Wharton, of Massachu3etts,
to bo Assistant Secretary of State;
Sion A. Darnell, Attorney for the Northern
District of Georgia. 513
John B. Henderson, of Missouri; Cornelius . . ,'J+
N. Bliss, of New York; William Pinckney
Whyte, of Maryland; Clement Studebaker,
of Indiana; T. Jefferson Coolidge, of Massachusetts;
William H. Trescott, of Soutli
Carolina; Andrew Carnegie,of Pennsylvania;
John R. G. Pitkin, of Louisiana; Morris M.
Estee, of California, and J. F. Hansom, of
Georgia, delegates to the Congress of American
Nations to be held in Washington Novemiouh
uui, xoov. ^
I The Naval promotions sent in by the Presi- ""
j dont were also confirmed. v>??H
Near the close of business Vice-President
Morton said: "As the present occupant of
the chair is about to vacate the chair for tho
remainder of the session, he desired to avail
himself of this opportunity to oxpress his
grateful appreciation of the courtesy and consideration
which he has received from every
member of this body. He desires also to
axpress the hope that he shall find at the next
session of the Senate every Senator in his
seat in good health, and that he shall then
have an opportunity to resume and continue v *
the agreeable relations already established." y
Mr. Edmunds then offered a resolution
that in the absence of the Vice-President Mr.
Ingalls be chosen President of the Senate pro
The resolution was put by the Secretary
and agreed to without division, and then Mr.
Ingalls, escorted by Mr. Edmuuds, had the *
oath of oflica administered to him by the
Secretary and took the chair, expressing at
the same time his grateful acknowledgments
to the Senate for the renewed expression of
The Senate then adjourned sine die by a
strange coincidence 011 the same date on
which it adjourned four years ago, leaving
unconfirmed less than a dozen nominations,
and among these only two of any importance?that
of "William Whiteman to be Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court of the
Territory of New Mexico, and that of Ed- c,
ward Kurshoed, to bo United States Marshal
3f the Eastern District of Louisiana.
THE LABOR WORLD,
Massachusetts silk operators average $11
Boiler-makers in San Francisco average - ? j
$3.50 a day.
The miners tt Wellington, British Colnm*
h;n nvi? on - '-52?Q
THifeoap-stonb industry of Vermont is in
a flourishing state.
Chili has decided that the heathen Chi
nese must not come.
The Amalgamated Union of American
Carpenters has 404 branches.
Steel rails have grown in weight from 53
pounds to the yard to DO and 100.
Savannah (Ga.) colored men refuse tC
work in gangs with Italian laborers.
The New York silk manufacturers have
granted a ten per cent advance in wages.
Sax Francisco clerks are supporting 8 -:A
movement to have stores closed on Sundays;
A TEN-THOUSAND spindle cotton mill, t<3
cost ?200,000, is to be put up at Waco, Texas:
Over 30,000 men, women and children are
employed in the tobacco industry of New
The labor movement is spreading through- . ;
out Germany. Many strikes are reported in
the provinces. ' ,
Ple.nty of farm hands are to be had in
China for $12 a year and women for two
cents per day.
The Sons of Labor is an opposition order
to the Knights of Labor, which has been
started in England.
/"it t*\ ntr-nyf- +V>of in olf>VAn vfldrfl
there has not been so continued a period of
dullness as at the present time.
The coal miners of Indiana have agreed to
join the new organization entitled the National
Progressive Union of Miners.
The Laborers' Protective Union of Jersey
City, N. J., has engaged a physician with a
yearly salary to attend sick members.
A quarter op a million' plows werfl
turned out in Louisville last year for the
Southern trade, and their manufacture gave
employment to 2000 men.
There is said to bo a great demand tot
help of all sorts in South Africa, and thousands
of artisans and mechanics of all kinds
are wanted at good wages.
The French Chamber of Deputies recently
enacted a law prohibiting the employment
of women at any sort of labor between th?
hours of 0 P. m. and 5 a. m.
The workingman's blacklist law, which
passed the Indiana Legislature, provides
that such employers as may blacklist any
workingman sball be fined $50.
According to reports giveu at the
\V Oman's Congress in Detroit, 3,003,000 of
the women and girls of this country are engaged
in work other than domestic.*
The coal miners, as a rule, live in rented
houses, the monthly rent of which averages
from $6 to $8, leaving not more than $9 at
best with which to support their families.
the total immigration irom nungary ana
Bohemia last year amounted to 16,585, most
of which found its way to the coal fields, r\-<3
coke ovens and iron mills of Pennsylvania.
A bill recently brought into the States
General of the Nethsrlands by the Minister of
Justice, makes provisions for the prevention
of oxcessive labor of youthful persons and
Beeves 3 70 @ 5 15
Milch Cows. com. to good.. .25 00 <S>45 00
Calves,common to prime.... 5 00 @7 50
Sheep 3 75 <$ G 25
Lambs 4 00 cjj ti 50
Hogs?Live 5 25 5 40
Dressed > & 5
Flour?City Mill Extra. 4 '0 i<3j 4 75
Patents 5 15 @ 0 49
Wheat?.No. 2 Ked S:\<g S3
Rye?Stat# ?7 @ (31
Barley?Two-rowed State... ($ 74
t orn?Ungraded Mired.... 41 @ <4
Oats?No. I White ? @ 39
Mixed Western 3l> (0 33
Hay?No. SO <S 95
Straw?Long Rye ? <?75
Lard?City .steam ? @ 6.Jj*c
Butter?Kisrin Creamery.... 20 <$S 2(5
Dairy, tair to good.. IS (? 22
West. Im. Crean'ery 15 <g 25
Factor v 10 @ 1(>
Cheese?strte Factory. 11 @ 11%
Skims?Light 9 & 9}$
Eggs?State and Penn HJ-d2 ll/?
Steers?Western 2 S i J5
Sheer?.Mediumto Cool ... 4 ";0 @"4 75
Lamos?Fair to ?ioo 1 4 50 (m 5 50
t logs UUUUI/J UUiUi i ui ivj KUj ,J i, ?
Flour?Family 5 00 <g 5 25
Wheat?No. "J Northern ? <g 1 ()4
<'orn?No. Yellow o7f;@ 3S
Oats?No. 2, White 31
Barley?State tiS (2 TO
Mour?Spring Wheat pat's.. 0 TO @7 25
Corn?Steamer Yellow. 4> (<fl 46}?
Oats?No. ' i White 32 01 40
Kye?State '? > CJ>. TO
WATIRTOWX (MASS.) CATTLE MA.R?r.
I'eet? Dressed weight. '? <? 6
Sheep?Live weight 4.? G?i
Hogs?Northern tyi'Q ?
J> lour?Peuu. faraily 4 5 ) @ 4 75
Wheat?No. 2, Ked. April.. 9J ,@ 92
Corn?No. 2. Mixed, Aoril.. 41\41V
Oats?Ungraded White ? <$ 33^
Petit es?Early: -* 35 <S 48
Butter?Creamery Extra... ?024
Cheew?Fart skims I A 4