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| REV. DR. TALMAGE.
- THE BROOKLYN DIVINE'S SUNDAY
Subject: "Victory Over Pain."
Texti Neither shall there be any more
pain.*'- Revelation xxi., 4.
The first question that yon ask when about
to change your residence to any city is
"What is the health of the place? Is it
shaken of terrible disorders? What are the
bills of mortality? What is the death rate?
How high rises the thermometer?" And am
I not reasonable in asking, What are the
sanitary conditions of the heavenly city into
' whiQh we all hope to movj? My text answers
it by saying, '-Neither shall there be
any more pain."
First, I remark, there will be no pain of
, disappointment in heaven. If I could put
the picture of what you anticipated of life
When you began It beside the picture of
what you have realized, I would find a great
difference. You have stumbled upon great
disappointments. Ferhaps you expected
riches, and you have worked hard enough
to gain them; you have planned and
worried and persisted until your hands were
worn, and your brain was racked, and vour
heart fainted, and at the end of this long
strife with misfortune you find that if you
have not been positively defeated it has been
a drawn battle. It is still tug and tussle,
this year losing what you gained last,
financial uncertainties, pulling down faster
than you build. For perhaps twenty or
thirty years you have been running your
eraft straight Into the teeth of the wind.
Ferhaps you have had domestic disappoint*
ment. Your children, upon whose education
you lavished your hard earned dollars,
have not turned out as expected. Notwithstanding
all vonr counsels and prayers and
painstaking, they will not do rlgnt. Many
a good father has had a bad boy. Absalom
trod on David's heart. That mother never
Imagined all this as twenty or thirty years
ago she sat by that child's cradle.
Your life has been a chapter of disappointments.
Bat come with me and I will.
show you a different scene. By God's grace
entering the other eity, you will never again
have a blasted hope. The most jubilant of
expectations will not reach the realization.
Coming to the top of one hill of joy, there
Will be other heights rising up in the vision.
This song of transport will but lift you to
higher anthems, the sweetest choral but a
prelude to more tremendous harmony, all
, things better than you had anticipated?thu
robe richer, the crown brighter, the temple
grander, the throng mightier.
Farther, I remark, there will be no pain
of weariness. It may be many hoars since
you quit work,but many of you are unrested,
, some from overwork, and some from dullness
of trade, the latter more exhausting
than the former. Your ankles ache, your
spirits flag, you want rest. Are these wheels
' always to turn, these shuttles to fly, these
axes tqyfer, these shovels to delve, these
pens toj^mese books to be posted, these
Ah, the great holiday approaches. No
more curse of taskmakers. No more stoopIniT
nnt1l th? hnplr nnhM Va mnri> nabnln.
tlon until the brain is bewildered. No more
pain. No more carpentry, for the mansions
are all built. No more masonry, for the
walls are all reared. No more diamond cutting,
for the gems ore all set No more gold
beating, for the crowns are all completed.
Ho more agriculture, for the harvests are
Further, there will be no more pain of
poverty. It is a hard thing to be really
poor; to have your coat wear out and no
money to get another; to have your flour
barrel empty and nothing to buy bread with
for your children; to live in an unhealthy
row and no means to change your habitation;
to have your chHd sick with some
mysterious disease and not be able to secure
eminent medical ability; to have son or
daughter begin the world and you not have
anything to help them in starting, with a
mind capable of research and high contemplation
to be perpetually fixed on questions
of mere livelihood.
JPoets try to throw a romance about the
poor mans cot, but tbere is no romance
about it. Poverty is hard, orael, unrelenting.
Bat Laz&rus waked up without his
rags and his diseases, and so all ot Christ's
poor wake up at last without any' ot their
disadvantages?no almshouses, for they are
all princes; no lenis to pay, for the residence
is gratuitous; no garments to buy, lor
I the robes are divinely fashioned; no seats in
| church for poor folks, but equality among
temple worshipers; no hovels, no hard
crusts, no insufficient apparel. "They shall
hunger no more, neither shall the sun light
on them nor any heat." No more pain!
Further, there will be no pain of parting.
. AU these associations must some time break
up. , We clasp hands and walk together,
and talk and laugh and weep together, but
we must after awhile separate. Your grave
will be in one place, mine in another. Wo
look each other full in the face for the last
time. We will be sitting together some evening,
or walking together some day, and
nothing will be unusual in our appearance,
or our conversation, but Ood
knows that it is the last time, and
messengers from eternity on their errand to
take us away knovvlt is the last time, and In
heaven, where they make ready for our departing
spirits, they know it is the last time.
Oh, the long agony ot earthly separatlon!
T* 4* nnifnl rt ofnn/1 in rrttip miMQiit*
Al AO aiTlUl IV oiuxau tu juui u^u^uig I
death back from the couch of your child, and
try to hold fast the little one, and see all the
time that he is getting weaker, and the
breath is shorter, and make outcry to God
to help us and to the doctors to save him,
and see it is of no avail, and then to know
that his spirit is gone and that you have
nothing left but the casket that held the
jewel, and that in two or three days you
must even put that away and walk around
about the house and find it desolate, sometimes
feeling rebellious, and then to
resolve to feel differently and to resolve
on self control, and just as you
have come to what you think is perfect selfcontrol
to suddenly come upon some little
coat or picture or shoe half worn out and
how all the floods of the soul burst in one
Wild wail of agony! Oh, my God, how hard
It Is to part, to olose the eyes that never can
look merry at our coming, to kiss the hand
that will never again do us a kindness. I
know religion Rives great consolation in
such an hour, and we ought to be comforted,
but anvhow and anvwav you mate it it is
On steamboat wharf and at rail oar window
wo may smile when we aay farewell,but
these goodbys at the deathbed?they Just
take hold of the heart with lroa pinchers
and tear It out by the roots until all the
fibers quiver and curl in the torture and
drop thick blood. These separations are
wine preeses, Into which our hearts, like red
Clusters, are thrown, and then trouble turns
the windlass round and round until we are
. utterly crushed and have no more capacity
to suffer, and we stop crying because we
have wept all our tears.
On every street, on every doorstep, by
every couch, there have been partings, But
once past the heavenly portals, and you are
through with such scenes forever. In that
land there are many hand cJaspings and em*
bracings, but only in recognition. That
great home cirole never breaks. Once find
your comrades there, and you have them
forever. No crape floats from the door of
that blissful residence. No cleft, hillside
where the dead sleep. All awake, wide
awake, and forever. No pushing out of
migrant ship for foreign shore. No tolling
of bell as the funeral passes. Whole generations
In glory. Hand to hand, heart to
heart, joy to joy. No creeping up the limbs
of the death chill, the feet cold until hot
flannels cannot warm them. No rattle ol
sepulchral gates. No parting, no pain.
manner, tno oeavemy cii)' wm u?YO u.\J
pain of body. The race Is pierced with
sharp distresses. The surgeon's knife must
cut. The dentist's piDchers must pull. Pain
is fought with pain. The world is a hospital.
Scores of diseases, like vultures
contending for a carcass, struggle as to
which shall have It. Our natures sre Infinitely
susceptible to suffering. The eye, the
foot, the band, with immense capacity of
The little child meets at the entrance of
life manifold diseases. Tou hear the shrill
cry of lnfanoy as the lancet strikes Into the
swollen gum. Tou see its head in consuming
fevers that take more than half of them
Into the dust Old age passes, dizzy and
weak and short breathed and dim siglited.
On every northeast wind oome down pleur*
ilea and pneumonias. War lifts Its sword
and hacks away the life of whole generations.
The hospitals of the earth groan Into
the ear of God their complaint. Asiatlo
choleras and ship feven ana typhoids and
London "plagues make the world's knees
Pain ha3 gone through every street and ud
every ladder and down every shaft. It Is on
the wave, on the mast, on the beach.
Wounds from clip of elephant's tusk and
adder's 6ting and crocodile's tooth and
horse's hoof and wheel's revolution. Wc
gather up the infirmities of our parents and
transmit to our children the inheritance
augmented by our own sicknesses, and they
add to them their own disorders, to pass the
inheritance to other generations. In A. D.
262 the plague in Rome smote into the dust
fiflOO dailv. In 544. in Constant!
nople, 1000 gravediggers were not enouRh to
bury tho dead. In 1813 ophthalmia seized
the whole Prussian army. At times the
earth has sweltered with suffering.
Count up the pains of Austorlitz. where
80,000 fell; of Fontenoy, where 100,000 fell t
of Chalons, where 300,000 fell, of Marius'
fight, in which 290,000 fell: of the tragedy
at Herat, where Genghis Khan masjacred
1,600,000 men, and ofNlshar. where he slew
1,747,000 people; of the 18,000,000 this monster
sacrificed in fourteen years as he went
forth to do as he deolared. to exterminate
the entire Chinese nation and make the em*
plre a pasture for cattle.
Think of the death throes of the 5.000,000
men sacrificed in one campaign of Xerxes.
Think of the 120,000 that perished in the
siege of Ostend. of 300,000 dead at Acre, of
1,100,000 dead in the siege of Jerusalem, of
1,816,000 of the dead at Troy, and then complete
the review by considering the stupendous
estimate of Edmund Burke, that the
loss by war had been thirty-five times the
entire then present population of the globe.
Go through and examine the laoeratlons,
the gunshot fractures, the saber wounds,
the gashes of the battleax, the slain of bombshell
and exploded mine and falling wall
and those destroyed under the gun carriage,
and the hoof of the cavalry horse,
the burning thirsts, the oamp fevers, the
frosts toar smverea, tas iropioai ouuo mtn
smote. Add it up, gathor it into one line,
compress it into one word, spell it in one
syllable, clank it in one chain, pour it
out in one groan, distill it into one tear.
Aye. the world has writhed in 6000 years
of suffering. Why doubt the possibility of a
future world of suffering wheu we see the
tortures that have been inflicted in this? A
deserter from Sevastopol, coming over to
army of the allies, pointed back to the fortress
and said, "That place is a perfect hell/Our
lexicographers, aware of the immense
necessity of having plenty of words to express
the different shades of trouble, have
strewn over their pages such words as "an>
noyance," "distress," ''grief," "bitterness,*
"heartaobe," "misery " "twinge," "pang,'
"torture," "affliction," "anguish," "trlbu>
lation," "wretchedness," "woe." But I hav?
a glad sound for every hospital, for every
sickroom, for every lifelong invalid, for
every broken heart. "There shall be no
more pain." Thank God! Thank God!
No malarias float in the air. No bruised
foot treads that street. No weary arm. No
painful respiration. No hectio flush. No
one can drink of that healthy fountain and
keep faint hearted or faint headed. He
whose foot touches that pavement becomes
an athlete. The first kiss of that summer
air will take the wrinkles from the old man's
cheek. Amid the multitude of songsters
not one diseased throat. The first flash
of the throne will scatter the darkness
of those who were born blind. See, the
lame man leaps as a hart and the dumb
sing. From that bath of infinite delight we
shall step forth, our weariness forgotten.
Who are those radiant ones? Why, that one
had his jaw shot off at Fredericksburg; that
one lost his eyes In a powder blast; that one
I had his baok broken by a fall from the ship's
halyards; that one died ot gangrene In the
hospital. No more pain. Sure enough,
here is Robert Hall, who never before
saw a well day, and Edward Payson,
whose tody was ever torn of
distress, and Richard Baxter, who passed
through untold phvsical torture. All well.
No more pain. Here, too, are the Theban
legion, a great host of 6666 put to the sword
for Christ's sake. No distortion on their
countenance. No fires to hurt them, or
floods to drown them, or raoks to tear them.
All well. Here are the Scotch Covenanters,
jione to hunt them now. The dark cave and
Imprecations of Lord Glaverhouse ex*
changed for temple service, ana tne pres- i
ence of Him who helped Hugh Latimer out
Of the Are. All well. "No more pain.
I set open the door .of heaven ontil there
blows on you this refreshing breeze. The
fountains of God have made it cool, and the
gardens have made ft sweet. I do not
know that Solomon ever heard on a hot day,
the ice olick in an ice pitcher, but he wrote
as if he did when he said, "As cold waters
to a thirsty soul, so Is good news from a far
Clambering among the Green Mountains I
[ was tired and hot and thirsty, and I shall
not forget how refreshing it was when, after
j' awhile, I heard the mountain brook tumbling
over the rocks. I had no cup,no chalice,
I so I got down on my knees and face to
| drink. Oh, ye climbers on the journey,with
cut feet and parched tongues and fevered
temples, listen to tne rumbling of sapphire
brooks, amid flowered banks, over golden
| shelvlngs. Listen! "The Lamb which is in
the midst of th9 throne shall lead them unto
living fountains of water." I do not offer it
to you in a chalice. To take this you must
bend. Get down on your knees and on vour
face, and drink out of this great fountain of |
God's consolation. "And; lo, I beard a
voice from heaven, as the voloe of many
Golf a Royal Game.
A game with a history of more than
four hundred years must necessarily
have some interesting records. Golf
has been*greatly liked by kings. In
the time of James I. it was generally
practised by all classes. The unfortunate
Charles I. was devoted to golf.
While on a visit in Scotland in 1641,
as he wab deeply engaged in a game,
news was brought him of the breaking
out of a rebellion in Ireland, and the
royal golfer threw down his club and
retired in great agitation to Holyrood
House. When he was imprisoned at
Newcastle, his keeper kindly permitted
him to take recreation on the
golfing-links with his train. It is said
that Mary Queen of Scots was seen
playing golf in the field beside Seaton
a iew uays anoi mo muiuoi ui
husband. In 1837 a magnificent gold
medal was presented to St. Andrews
by William IV., to be played for annually.
One of the earlier kings forbade
the importation of golf-balls
from Holland because it took away
"na email quantitie of gold and silver
out of the kingdom of Scotland," and
at one time "golfe and futeball and
other unprofitable games" were forbidden
in England, because archery,
so necessory to the defence of the nation,
was being neglected in their
favor. ?St. Nicholas.
Argentine's p Wheat Crop.
United States Consul Baker at Buenos
Ayres has been trying to collect
cnmo data touchincr the wheal
crop of the Argentine Republic, one
of the great competitors of the United
States in the world's markets, but, as
he reports to the State Department,
in the absence of any governmental
bureau of statistics, he has met with
great difficulty. The estimates of the
area in wheat this year vary from
7,434,250 acres, which is an increase
of fifty per cent, over last year's
acreage, to 5,453,250 acres, which is
but a ten per cent, increase. The
wheat looks well. The shipments for
the first six months of this year were:
Wheat, 1,029,546 tons, and flour. 20,628
tone, greater than the entire shipment
of any preceding year, and heavy
shipments are still being made. No
one can tell how much wheat remains
in the country.?Washington Star.
Respect for the Bird of Freedom.
A Kentucky court has decided that as
the eagle Is a National emblem, a picture of
the screaming bird cannot be aged on the
purely local ballots. ... .
THE NEWS EPITOMIZED.
Eastern and Middle States.
Ex-?oi,tck Captain* Johv T. Stephevso*?
was indirted by the Graud Jury in New York
City for alleged bribery,
James E. Clawpett. aliquordmler. crazed
by ill-health and hnsiness reverses. jumr>ed
rrom the seventh floor of the Morse" BnildIpp,
New York City, and was instantly killed.
Srx workmen were precipitated forty feet
from a railroad buildincr in Jersey City,
N. J., by the fall of a scaffold. One was
killed, two others fatally hurt and the rest
were severely Injured.
William Gipps, of Buffalo. N. Y., shot hiss
mother dpad and seriously wounded his
fnther. William Schmidt, aged fourteen,
was shot dead at Binshamton, N. Y., by his
Sergeant Frederick Dillman stabbed his
brother Bobert over the heart with an ink
eraser which he was showing him in Brooklyn,
and from the accidental wound the
Japanese residents of New York City celebrated
the anniversary of the Mikado's birthday
with a reception and luncheon at tlio
South and West.
Patrick Walsh was named bvthe Georgia
Democrats in caucus to fill United States
Senator Colquitt's unexpired term, and A.
0. Bacon, a free silver man, for the long
Two firemen were killed at the Hammond
packing plant, which was burned at Omaha,
Neb. The killed were John Steele and
Two officers nnd a bandit were killed in a
running fight betw^n the Cook gang and
United States marshals in Indian Territory.
Cook's band murdered. the Postmaster at
Red Fork, in the Cherokee Strip.
At the Lincoln (Neb.) University E'. G.
Shafor, a student of divinity from Oateviile,
Ind., snot and killed Vivian Church, of Fair
monc, hi., a young maa eiguieen youra uiu.
The j'oung men were playing with a revolver.
While 100 persons were standing on a
wooden awning at Terrell, Texas, in front
of a store to see the street parade of a circus
the awning fell. Tnere were fully 100 pursons
underneath, and the awning struct
them with terrific force, badly injuring fifty,
The wharf of the West India and Dominion
Steamship Company, 700 feet front on
the river, the sheds and houses containing
4200 bales of cotton and other freight awaiting
shipment, were burned at New Orleans,
La., the total loss boing $165,000. The fire
was started by the white strikers or theU
sympathizers. A fire in San Francisco, Cal.,
oaused a loss of $30tJ,000.
Mobe than three thousand employes of the
Government in Washington decided to go
home to vote.
The German Ambassador at Washington
Insists that the beof embargo in his country
Is only sanitary and that retaliation was not
General Schofield says it cost $2,399,602
to feed the United States Army during
the last year, which ended June 30.
John James Howard, coachman to Levi
P. Morton, whose deportation was ordered
by Secretary Carlisle on the ground that he
was an imported contract laborer, was released
from Ellis Island, Mr. Carlisle deciding
that he was exempt.
Pbesident Cleveland extended the civilservice
rules to a large number of excepted
The Presidential family moved out to
Woodley, Mr. Cleveland's country residence,
and will retain there until winter weather
I3he President has directed that Chaplain
Henry B. Plummer, a colored Maryland
preAoher, who was appointed on July 1,
1884, be dismissed In disgrace from the
urady. Plummer was tried by court martini
recently for getting drunk with enlisted men.
Pebtj's civil war continues. Businmw is
ntirely paralyzed by the guerrilla conflict.
The siras of sorrow for the death of Alexander
III. have in France assumed the proportions
of a National mourning. The German
Emperor seized on the death of tho
Czar to attempt to make the world believe
that this event has changed the relations between
Germany and Russia.
Marshal Yamagata defeated the Ohinese
ind captured Fong-Fang-Chen ; the roa l to
Mukden is now clear for the Japanese ; Marihal
Oyama is attacking Kin-Chow.
Sbnoe Saoasta has formed a new Spanish
Ministry, of which he is the Premier.
An earthquake in the City of Mexico had
serious consequences. Thirteen persons
were killed by falling roofs and walls and a
targe number were wounded. Considerable
damage was done to property.
John Walteb, chief proprietor of the London
Times, is dead. He was the gran.lson of
the founder of the greatest English newspaper,
and was seventy-six years old.
The Japanese took Audong and FohgWong,
from both of which pluses the Chinese
Bed without fighting.
The Brooklyn Divine Returns From
a Trip Around the World.
The Rev. Dr. T. DeWltt Talmage has returned
to Brooklyn from a sis months1 trip
around the world. He has been to Hawaii,
Samoa, New Zealand, Australia, Ceylon,
India, France and England. In all the
large cities he passed through he preached
ana lectured, speaking over sixty times."
T. DE WITT TALMAGE.
From San FranciGOO the Doctdr went last
Mayto Honolulu, where he arrived atthetlme
that the aotual transition of the Sandwich
Islands from a Monarchy to a Republic took
place. Then he proceeded to 8amoa,
arriving at Apia the dny after a floret^
battle had taken place between the natives.
He continued his journey to Auckland,
New Zealand and Sidney, New South Wales.
Then he went to Ceylon, Bombay, India,
Brindisi, Italy, France and England. He
was accorded a flattering welcome home by
6000 people at the Thirteenth Regiment
Armory, Brooklyn. He also received a
warm welcome by the children of the Tabernacle
Sunday-school. Dr. Talmage was escorted
down the aisle by the children of tho
Infant class, who were loaded down with
He said that his plans for the future wero
not entirely settled. He could s:iy nothing
about what may be done toward erecting a
church to take tho place of tho Tabernacle,
destroyed by Are just before ho departed.
SHE LIVED 100 YEARS.
Death of Mrs. Lydla Caldwell King
Mulock In Mlddletown, N. Y.
Mrs. Lydla Caldwell King Mulook has just
died at Middletown, N. Y., at the age of 100
years and two months. She leaves many
descendants, some of whom are prominent
In New York State, and others in the West.
Mrs. Mulock possessed a remarkable memory
for names, faoes andiSoriptural (passages,
and retained most of her faculties
until the end.
In September last she celebrated her onehundredth
| INTERNATIONAL LESSON FOB
Lesson Text: Mark ill., 22-35?
Golden Text: .John!., 11?
22. "And the scrihps 'which came down
from Jerusalem said. He hath Beelzebub and
by the prince of devils casteth Ho out devils.'
It is probable that the incidents ot Luke vii..
! (the heal'nc of the centurion's servant, the
raising of the widow's son and the anointing
of Jesus' feptl came in hetween last, lesson
and this. He is so forgetful of Himself and
whollv given to ministering to others thai
His friennssaid He wasbpside Himself (verse
I 21). and the scrihns said He had a devil. 8ee
*' ??*??i ? -e 1?1? ? on/1
J IDe priVllH^H Ol UO!U? uuuuueinvvu
I 23. "And He called them unto Him and
I said unto them In Durables. How oan satar
| cast out Patau?" Parables were for those
who by their unbelief preferred to remain
without, and He taught thus that they might
not 'see nor understand nor be converted
(Markiv., 11. 12). If we willfully shut our
eyes to the light, we cannot blame God for
our not seeing. If we refuse to'give heed to
His lovlnar words, we can only thank our
selves for the hardening of our hearts. He
would have it otherwise.
24. "And If a kingdom be divided against
Itself that kingdom cannot stand." It would
seem almost unnecessary to saythis. It 13
10 self-evident, but for them it was necesj
*arv. They were so desperately blind and
foolish throngh their unbelief and hardness
Df heart. Not one of them would willingly
work against his own Interests, yet by their
remark they think satan foolish enough to
25. "And if a house be dtvided against itself
that house cannot stand." There are In
the world those who belong to the kingdom
and house of Gori and those who belong to
the kingdom and house of satan, but the one
Is by its nature as opposite to the other as
I light to darkn&ss, as heaven to hell. That
light should contend with light or darkness
j with darkness is not in the nature of things,
j See how simply Jesus spake; how very plain
! He made it even as He had lone before told
His servants. Moses and Habakkuk, to do
(Deut. xxvil.. 8; Hab. li., 2).
26. "And if satan rise up against himself
1 and be divided he cannot stand, but hath an
' end." This would certainly be a fine thing
j for the world that satan should have an end,
J -- ? - J"V?rill nrtmfl /Par TT 9.
I huu sumo ua) 11 Dunn w>uv ,
10). but not by any rebellion In his oamo?
rather by the mighty power of the light that
shall finally prevail over all darkness. The
seed of the woman shall bruise the head of
the serpent. The.God of peace shall bruise
satan under our feet shortly (Gen. 111., 15;
Bom. xvl., 20).
27. "No man can enter Into a strong man's
house and spoil his goods exoept he will first
bind the strong man, and then he will spoil
his house." All unbelievers are satan's
house, whether religious or Irreligious unbelievers
(John vlil., 44), just as all true believers
are the house of Christ and of God
(Heb. ill., 0 ; Eph. 11.. 19). When Jesus shall
have bound satan In the pit and afterward
cast him into the lake of fire, then all he has
ever had control over, air and earth and
I people who have not willingly submitted to
him, shall be forever delivered from his
worse than Egyptian bondage.
28. "Verily I say unto you, All sins shall
be forgiven unto the sons of men and blasphemies
wherewith soever they shall blaspheme."
What a Redeemer and a redemption
God has made known to us! What
precious blood it is that can cleanse from all
- - - - 4.- U*
i sin and Dior oar so as never iu us muuu,
! even the precious blood of Christ, the Lamb
without blemish and without spot (I John
1., 7; Isa. xliii., 25; I Pet. i., 19). Then to
know that under no olrcamstanoe shall any
I one who comes ever be cast oat (John vi.,
' 37). Halleluiah! What a Saviour!
29. '*3ut he that shall blaspheme against
j the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, bat
! is in dancer ot eternal damnation." It was
| by the Spirit of God that He cast out demons
j (Math, xli., 28). It is the work of the Spirit
; to convince of sin and righteousness and
; judgment (John xvL, 8). He it was who
j brooded over the deep in the time of the
darkness of Gen. L, 2, 3. He wrought in
j and through the prophets. He spake and
! wrought through Jesus himself. He madt
known to us the love of God and the rej
demption that is in Jesus Christ.
30. "Because they said, He hath an un
clean spirit." As the 8plrlt is the one who
alone can open our eyes, to go against Him
is to cut ourselves off from all hope of forgiveness.
He has well been called the exeo
utive of the Godhead, nnd we can thus see
that, while Father and Son have made all
I " nnlalnn tnr nnr qftlmtlon. tO resist the
Spirit is to continue in eternal sin.
31. "Then cSme His brethren and Hii
mother, and standing without sent unto
I Him, calling Him." In Mark vi., 8, we have
His brothers and His sisters .mentioned and
Himself referred to as the carpenter. That
they were His own brothers and sisters,
Mary's children, it seems to me is vary cleai
from Ps. lxbc., 8.
32. "And the multitude sat abouc Him,
and they said unto Him, Behold, Thy mother
and Thy brethren without seek for Thee." It
is just possible that they spoke sneerlngly of
His brethren as being from Nazareth, ol
which Nathanael said. "Can any good thing
come out of Nazareth?" (John L, 46.) We
may be sure that Jesus was not ashamed of
His mother or of His brethren any more
than Joseph was ashamed of his father and
his brethren when he presented them to
33. "And He answered them, saying, Who
i is My mother or My brethren?" That which
j He said to Mary at Jerusalem at the age of
twelve must have been always a reality to
| Him, "About My Father s business," for He
. loved to speak of the Father who sent Him
I and wns always with Him. He was also ever
thinking of the many ohildren of God who,
! through Him, would be brought to the king
dom (Heb. 11., 10, 13).
84. "And Ha looked roundabout on them
which sat about Him and said, "Behold My
mother and My brethren." Many of His
disciples must have been present, onoe sinners
dead in trespasses and in sins, but now
through Him ohiidren of God and taught to
say, "Our Father who art in heaven," redeemed
by His precious blood soon to be shed
for them, and therefore as precious as the
blood that bought them because of it3 preciousness.
35. "For whosoever shall do the wi'.i of
Go J the same is My brother, and My sister,
and mother." Or, as He said in Lukevili.,
21, "My mother and My brethren are these
which hear the word ot God and do it." All
who truly receive Jesus are children of God
(John i., 12} and have the forgiveness of sins
(I John ii., 12) and may continually sin<,
"Be my feelings what they will, Jesus is my
Saviour stilL "?Lesson Helper.
While ?ery few live hogs are being exported,
the trade in the product is heavy,
Europe is a vast consumer of our pork,
hams and bacon, the increase in our exports
lo Great Britain alone during the first seven
months of 1853 being over 100,000,000
pounds. Germany's proportionate consumption
has b*?en greater, from 3,500.000 in 1893
to 13,000.000 pounds in 1894.
France takes a much smaller quantity, but
has imported American hog product to tho
tmount of 1,500,000 pounds. Of lard these
three countries named have taken. Great
Britain, 93,000,000 ; Germany, 65.000,000,and
Trance almost 20,000,000 pounds. Our total
xports of bacon, hams, pork and lard during
the first seven months of 1894 were as
fnllottTs- Rfieoii. 260.000.000 pounds; hams,
50,000,000 pounds ; pork, 39,200,000 pounds,
I ind iard. 294,720.000 pounds. The valuation
5f these products is $55.420.000.
Tunneled to the Treasure.
Vincent Bogranis, a laborer, was arrested
nt Chicago, 111., on the charge of stealing
I $9000 from Mrs. A. Christian, a widow.
Mrs. Christian has no faith in hanks, and
when the panic came on she collected the
$9000 and buried it In the oallar of her cottage
in Georee street. There was $5000 in
gold and $4000 in bills.
A month ago she discovered that the
money was gone, and that a tunnel led from
the cellar to a spot under the steps in front
of the house. > A shovol found in the cellar
was alleged to belong to Bogranis, who lived
Bogranis was shadowed, but nothing
further was discovered until he bought some
real estate, paying 61000 for it. He denies
that he stole the money.
Cost otTfew York's Schools.
The total expense of New York City's
school department this year is $5,000,000.
Of this sum $3,500,000 go for the salaries of
prinolpals, teachers, substitutes and em
plo/ea of the Board of Eduoatloa.
Self-examination is profitable. The papert
during the last weok have contained columns
of the trial of Erastus Willinms in New York.
Ho was a noble and genorous man, he had
accomplished much good; but I believe he
was so busy with the enterprises of the
world that ho never examined himself, and
bo he wu3 led to commit forcery. Now
he must pay the penalty in the penitentiary.
It is a terrible calamity. I believe
he would have avoided his errors
if he had thorougly examined himself. It is
easy to examine others. I, myself, am good
to see the faults of others, but every little
while I have to stop and examine myself and
any, "Moody, what are your faults?" It is
good to bo well acquainted with one's self,
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amination. Some men want to sell me a
horse. He looks well, but I want to drive
him a week and examine him. Bo I tell you
examine yourselves. You will find the best
way to do It mapped out in the Bible. I
would not nlve a snap of my linger for you,
even If you lead ln.yotir examinations, if you
are not truthful and cannot be trusted.
I once had to do a terribly hard thing In
Chicago. I found myself jealous of a certain
minister, and I determined to cure myself.
I invited him to preach, and then I advertised
and filled the church. I took a back
seat and made my old human nature squirm.
Pretty soon I began to like the man, and have
liked him ever since. No man can ever get
a prip on the conscience If he is possessed
with Jealousy. I like a man with anery temEer,
but he must have it under control. We
ad one boy here that wanted to be an evangelist,
and I set him to digging a ditch under
a hot sun. Pretty soon he cried out, a What In
the world has this got to do withevangelistio
work?" and I told him it was to give him
strength and a good constitution. If your
mind scatters like an old shot gun it can
never do any good work. Don't let your appetite
master you; be its master. Any fool
can yield to temptation. Practise self-denial;
postpone your engagement if necessary. Control
your tempers. Live for others and not
for yourself. I sometimes think that, as a
nation, we lack in reverence for our fp^hers
and mothers. They practise self-denial In
order to send you to school, give you an education,
and equip you partly to do good
work in the world. Love, honor and respect
your parents. Your school life here has been
an utter fallftre If you do not go home with
this feeling.?Dwight L. Moody.
AT HOME IX THE EVENING.
One of tbe grossest nejrlects of youth, producing
Incalculable mischief and ruin, is in
the improper spending of the evenings. Dark
was created for quiet; home is the place of
quiet. Daakness is temptation to misconduct
; suffering the young to be out when the
light of day does not restrain them from misconduct
is training them to It. We have already
an abundant harvest of this seedling.
Riots, mobs, crimes, giving fearful forebodings,
are the result of our youth running uncared
for on evenings. What we see In these
re&pects is deplorable enough; but what is
this, compared with what we do not seemultitudes
making themselves miserable and
noxious, a pest to community.
Parents snould look at the truth that evening
pleasures and recreations are often dearly
purchased?the price, their own impaired
comfort, and the blighted prospects of their
offspring. It must be obvious, that in this
matter there can be no prescribed rule. There
can be no interdict of all evening recreations
and employments, yet here Is an evil not only
destructive to youtn, but planting thorns in
many paths, and covering many lives with
desolation. The reformation demanded
must proceed from judgment and conscience,
and for this purpose judgment and conscience
must be enlightened?heads of families
must learn that the place on earth
best adapted to a blessing is home; and by
example and wholesome restraint, they must
teach this truth to all under them. Especially
ghould home during Sabbath hours, be consecrated.
Sabbath mornings and evenings are
blessed, indeed, when they gather the family
into the circle of converse and instruction ;and
parents andchildren, masters and apprentices
and servants in the presence and by the grace
of God, who has made them and placed them
in their respective stations, raised themselves
to the exalted level of the trutb, and they are
invested with capacity and obligation in their
respective conditions, assigned them by an allwise
Providence, to help eabhotheron to honor,
glory and immortality: eternal life.
THE PALM THEE.
The Scripture says: "The righteous shall
flourish like the palm tree." Let us seo
what this comparison means: '-The palm
grows not in the depths of the forest or in a
fertile loam, but in the desert. Its verdure
often springs apparently irora tne scorcning
dust It is a friendly lighthouse, guiding the
traveller to t'he spot where water is to be
found." The tree is remarkable for it3
beauty, its erect aspiring growth, its
lealy canopy, its waving plumes, the emblem
of praise in all ages. Its very foliage is
the symbol of joy and exultation. It never
fades, and the dust never settles upon it. It
was, therefore, twisted into the booths of the
feast of the tabernacles, was borne aloft bytlie
multitude that accompanied the Messiah to
Jerusalem, and it is represented as in the
hands of the redeemed in heaven. For usefulness,
the tree is unrivalled. Gibbon says
that the natives of Svria speak of 3G0 uses to
which the palm is applied. Its shade refresh s
the traveler. Its fruit restores his strength.
When his soul fails for thirst, it announces
water. Its stones are ground for his camel3.
Its leaves are made into couches, its boughs
into fences and walls, and its fibres into ropes
or rigging. Its best fruit, moreover, is borne
in old age; the finest dates being often gath"
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erea wnen tne tree mis rcacucu a uiuiuim
years. It sends too from the same root a
large number of suckers, which, in time,
form a forest by their growth. What an emblem
of the righteous in the desert of a
guilty world! It is not uninstructive to add
that this tree, once the symbol of Palestine,
is now rarely seen in that country.?Joseph
Society is the atmosphere of souls, and we
necessarily imbibe from it something which
is either infectious or sa'ubrious. The society
of virtuous persons is enjoyed beyond theii
company while vice carries a sting into solitude.
The society or company you keep, is
both the indication of your character and the
Srmer of it. In company when the pores of
e mind are opened, there requires more
caution than usual because the mind is passive.
Either vicious company will please
you or it will be defeated. In such
society you may feel your reverence fot
the dictates of conscience weai
off, and that name at which angels bow and
devils tremble, you will hear condemned and
abused. The Bible will supply materials foi
unmeaning jests or impious buffoonery; the
consequence of this will be a practical deviation
from virtue, the principles will become
sapped, the fences of conscience broken
down; and when debauchery has corrupted
the character, a total inversion will tuke
place, while they glory in their shame.
THE WOBKEBS NEEDED.
The church needs workers of mediocre talent,
workers who never see a giant when they
look into their mirrors, workers who, do not
look straight over the woodpile when looking
for some work to do, workers whose regard
for themselves is not of such avoirdu"o
ti'nvont th?ir flHinp into a small
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place. Tho ranks of the church militant are
not yet filled, but the call is for souls who are
ready to take the lowest places.
As in nature, as in art, so in grace; it is
rough treatment that pives souls, as well as
stones, their lustre. The more the diamond
is cut the brighter it sparkles: and in what
seems hard dealing, there God has no end in
view but to perfect his people.?Dr. Guthrie.
A Kentucky Midget Dead.
Abner Astrop, the midget, is dead in his
nountaln home in Johnson County. K?a:ucky.
He was fifty-two years old. Astrop
lever weighed more than forty-five pound?,
ind at his death his welpht was hut thirty
jounds. He was two feet ten inches tall.
Astrop was born in Johnson County. He
was of ordinary size in babyhood, but h*
<rew very little after his fifth year. His
Jtrength for a dwarf was remarkable.
His parents established him in a small
jross roads store when ho was twenty years
>ld, and he spent his life in it. Museum
managers made flattering offers to him. but
!ie refused them. He died worth $ 10,000.
He never married and was never out9lde his
PLEASANT LITERATURE FOE
DISAPFEABANCE OP THE BANS.
The bang has almost wholly disappeared
from the streets. New Orleans
girls are all wearing their hair fluffed
from the face and daintly coiled over
the ears, with a part in the middle and
a high top knot that makes them look
for all the world like the old pictures
of our grandmothers.?New Orleans
INFLUENCE OP A QUEEN'S DOLLS.
"They are more than mere puppets;
they are the material for the Bocial
history of a great monarch and not a
little of her times, also." It would be
difficult for any ordinary American
citizen to guess what is referred to in
this sentence, which occurs in an editorial
article recently published in the
London Standard, the principal organ
I of the Conservative and Unionist par
ties. The "material for the social
hiBtory" of Queen Victoria and her
times, is nothing else than a collection
of wooden dolls nsed by Her
Majesty when she was a child.?New
THE SCIENCE OF HOME LIFE.
The new science, Oikology, or the
science of home life, has to do with
the physical side of the house, and
concerns itself with such vital subjects
as plumbing, heating, and ventilation,
bacteria, purity of foods, housekeeping,
etc. Mrs. Tobey, of Boston, who
is trying to interest women in the
height and depth and length and
breadth of the science, has been lecturing
on "Bacteria as Friends, Bacteria
as Foes," "Pasteur and His Work,"
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oanuary -Deuruuuia, huudciiuiu
Pests and Best Methods of Exterminating
Them," "Tests for the Purity of
Milk and Water," and other domestic
questions.?New Totk Post.
WRETCHED CHINESE "WOMEN.
"The lile of a Chinese.woman must
be something in the nature of an affliction.
She is of little value, save
as a worker. Young girls are seldom
educated, and those of the lower
classes are not infrequently sold as
slaves to married men and families.
As in Japan, the marriages are managed
by a go-between. The betrothals
are sometimes made when the pair are
infants. They do not see each other
until the marriage ceremony is performed.
The wife, in higher class
circles, leads a life of seolusion, never
going anywhere, doing her husband's
every bidding without question. Yet
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iney are quite liiuuBiriuuB. in iorm,
face and costume, they are not pleasing.
Their long, baggy trousers, long
gown and stumpy feet, would be sufficient
to make a guy of any woman,
to say nothing of a woman possessing
the additional advantages of a complexion
like an ancient lemon's and
features which look as if they had
been shaped in the dark with a rusty
axe."?Lenz's World Tour Awheel,
business women's directory.
A woman was complaining the other
day of the difficulty of obtaining comprehensive
statistics about women's
work. There was, she said, no work
of which she had been able to hear,
after persistent inquiry, in which was
condensed and tabulated information
of all departments of work in which
women are now engaged. That want
will not long exist. Business women's
directories are being compiled in
more than one city, and once they become
common statistics collated from
them will be forthcoming in an easily
referred to shape. A Boston woman
pUDllbner iu Huuub iu laouo a ivurnnu a
directory after the appearance of
which the continuance of popular
ignorance in regard to woman's work
will not long exist. Her book has
already brought to light some unasual
occupations of the sex. "Women harness-makers,
tailors, commission merchants,
crockery, shoe and cutlery
dealers, funeral directors, managers
of milk routes?all these are recorded
with printers, lawyers, electricians,
sculptors and druggists besides.?New
THAT BLACK SILK QOWlf.
A plain black gown, fashionably cut,
is a blessing to the woman who owns
it. It may be made of any of the new
black silks, crystalline, Pekin stripe,
moire or Persian gro grain. Such a
gown made with a plain full skirt
and a bodice equally plain, but with
enormous sleeves, may be transformed
many times with but little expense and
trouble. Just a stock collar of bright
velvet gives it a pretty, fresh touch.
A yoke of lace Van Dyke points in addition
to a stock and belt of velvet will
transform it into a theatre costume
not to be despised.
Jet is always an effective trimming
for a black gown, and in combination
with a jeweled passementerie is very
A plain gown of black silk which
was made in a hurry for a theatre
party had the yoke outlined by a band
of old rose and gold galon. From this
hung a deep fringe of jet. The sleeves
were crowned with epaulettes of the
jet fringe, and a stock collar of old
rose velvet completed the charming
effect. The little bonnet, which was
also put together in a hurry, was
formed of a butterfly-shaped bow of
old rose velvet, the wing-like loops
being covered with a tracery of jet.?
New York World.
A NEW FIELD FOR WOMEN".
The success of a number of women
in this country wlio have made architecture
their profession is drawing attention
to this new field of enterprise
for the gentler sex.
A bright woman of a practical turn
of mind can beat aman..nine times out
of ten in planning a dwelling that will
be comfortable, homelike and beautiful.
Perhaps ajwoman architect would
make a failure if she drew the design
for a public building, a factory or a
warehouse, but she knows just what a
mansion or a cottage should be, and
there is no good reason why she should
not devote her attention to domestic
By all means, let us widen the fields
of woman's work. Teaching law,
medicine, authorship and typwriting
do not offer all the opportunities
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needed by women who are compelled
to be self-supporting. If architecture
can be added to the list of their occupations,
so much the better.
Many women hare a natural talent
for this line of work, and if some of
them desire to cultivate it and make a
living out of it they should be given
It shonld be the policy of society
and the State to encourage, aid and equip
women for all proper breadwinning
occupations, and they should not
be barred out by the senseless preju
dices of those who do not appreciate
the dignity of labor.?Atlanta Constitution.
Dainty capes, hats and muffs of velvet,
fur, lace and ribbon are worn en
Jackets of livery cloth, having *
short, foil cape, open both back and
Bonnets are shaped in three points
of jet, gold, steel or muli-colored embroidery.
Lord Vandykes of jet are used for
trimming sleeves from the shoulders
to the elbows.
Large collarettes of white net, top
gnipnre lace have over points of jet
beads and spangles.
Cherry-colored cloth capes are
trimmed with white Angora fleece and
collarette of white cloth.
Short, black velvet jackets are*
trimmed with jet, a ruche ana a.couarette
of black ostrich tips.
Evening waists show a Frenchy mix*
ture of Nile green velvet, cream guipure
lace and pink chiffon.
Girls' cloaks of light-colored ladies*
cloth are trimmed with a velvet collarette
and edging of ermine tails.
Long Angora mousquetaire gloves
are suitable to wear over evening
gloves in place of using a muff.
Many full capes of tan livery cloth
are simply made of fine goods and
having a turn-over velvet collar.
Black house ties and slippers are
decorated with rosettes or bowa of
cherry or bluet chiffon or ribbonElbow
length capes of blackvelvet
have a jet collar and yoke and long
"stole" ends in front covered with
For a young girl a toreador shape
in black felt, with colored velvet
: twist, pompons and bandeau is suitable.
Tiny bonnets of steel embroidery, .
ditto wings and pins, with large bow
and narrow ties of colored velvet are
Children's wide felt hats are
trimmed with wings, bows and long
strings to tie nnder the chin of satin
A black silk beaver of a large size
has two erect bows in front of cherrycolored
satin ribbon, each held by a
jet pin, and three black pins at the
A white oloth toque, with folds of
golden brown velvet, is caaght on the
left side with a bow of black satin
ribbon and airgrettes, an edging of
sable for famished the edge.
Short jacket styles will continue
through the season, with the muchliked
variation of making them doublebreasted,
looped far to the left and t
fastened bv rather large buttons.
A pretty walking costume of periwinkle
blue cloth has a plain full
skirt, braided around the bottom and
up each side to the waist with braid
of a darker shade, which has a touch
of cream white in it.
Many gowns are made in combination
with some striking color, such as
brown with a crude green, blue with
fawn, tan and mauve and dark blue
with red, which must be a bright
shade or the effect is not good.
Comfortables and becoming morning'
wrappers for chilly weather are made <
of soft, clinging materials, such as
French flannel, cashmere, eiderdown,
flannelette, etc. The garniture consists
of satin ribbon accessories of
Great spears of jet are used on the
felt hats, and some of these are run
through the thick fold of velvet on
the side of the hat, or are crossed
sword fashion iq the front of the low
crown. This is done by having the
spear run through the broad Alaatiaa
bow so much used as a trimming.
There are a great many persons who
do not think black becoming, but this
is entirely owing to the way they
wear it. Dead black, enlivened by a
color, is suitable for uny person of
any age or condition. Collars, cuffs,
a vest or fichu of some becoming color
and material, will improve any black
dress and always looks pretty.
Periwinkle, or hvacintfy blue, in ft
variety of shades is doubtless the most
fashionable color of the season and
is used in cloth, moire and velvet.
The only objection to this lovely color
is that it is very tryiifg to most
women, and only those who are the
possessors of a clear, fresh complexion
can wear it with certainty that it will
A Great Well.
At Bourne, in Lincolnshire, England,
at a depth of sixty-six feet, water impregnated
with iron was encountered,
but this chalybeate liquid was excluded
as the tubes were carried deeper.
Some twelve feet lower the main
spring was tapped, and the water rose
| very slowly up the tube, and it was
twenty-four hours before tne water
overflowed. As the depth increased,
so did the volume of the ascending
current; and by the time the well had
reached the depth of 100 feet the flow
was 1300 gallons per minute, or 1,872,000
gallons per daj.
Although this was an enormous flow,
yet the engineers thought that by going
a little deeper a still larger supply
would be available. Numerous cases
are on record where, under similar
circumstances, the deepening of the
well has resulted in complete failure.
It will be readily understood that in
such instances increased boring has
carried the well through the non-porous
rock upon which the water bearing
layer rested, thus allowing the
water to escape, wun tne JDourne
well, however, the deepening of the
bore hole had the desired effect, for at
a depth of 120 feet the outflow increased
to 1800 gallons per minute, or
no leas than 2,592,000 galloas per day.