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THF 1 ENTERPRISE, W EDNESLA Y. Af ARCH 27, 1669.
HARD TO UNDERSTAND.
Sermon by ftev. "J. DeWltt Tal
mage, D. D.
Soma of the Tonah Blbl Troth Ex
plained Til Creation, tha Deluge,
tha S'nppl"f of tha Han an I til '
Whale tnry Wherein tha
"Touc-h Thins In the Bible" won the tub
loot of Dr. lalmspr's recent rmon at the
Yi 1.1 . ft..K-M... a . " 1 hi. .. fl PataW
111:16: ''la which i re o no thlnirs bard to
1u n rl II LVtllntvl..,. la (ha U'lnnil!
The rible it the most common seii-o book
In Blithe world. But tbe'O are many things
in It which require explanation. It nil de
pends on the trood In which you rnme to
thl grand old b ok. You may take hold of
me iiiiiiiiia in b iuiwi'iu ur 111 "ui u Dunn.
Toil may em pi on 111 mysteries the rule
Of multlplloa'Vn or substrartlnn. .There
' are things, as uiv text tngrefts. I aM t be
nn'er tood, but I shall solve somo of them,
hoping to leav upon nil honr-st-mlndo I peo
ple the lmp'O Ion fiat If four or five of
them ran be evplntnod, perhaps they may
all be rxplalnr 1.
Hard thing the first,: The Blb'e ssys the
world win canted In tlx dav, wlii e geology
says It waa hundreds of thousands of years
in proems nf bnlldlnir. "In the beginning,
. God creati'd the heuven and the oiirlh." "In
tbebejrltn' e." There yoi can roll In ten
trillion year If you want to. There is no
particular r'ate given no content between
nl-nee ami revelation. Though t' e world
msy hav been in prnrens of creation for
millfcins of years, suddenly and quickly,
and In one week, 't may have been fitted up
fnv man1 rAslrlnnre. Just as a eriat Inan-
lon mi'' have been mauy years In building,
and yet In on week it may be curtained
and r indeliered and cushioned and op-
holsti r-d for a bride nrd iTOm.
You are not cotm elled to believe that the
world was m 'do In our six days. It may
not have been a diiy of twenty-four hours.
the day spoken of In the first chanter; lt
may have been uod'a day, and a inousana
year with him are as one day. "And the
evening and the morning were the first
Hay" Col's day. "And the evening and
the morning were the second day" God's
day. "And the evening ml tho morning
were the sixth dHy" Ood's ilny. You and
I living In the ivoiitli day, tho Siibhuth of
the world, the iy of l'ool redemption,
the grando ' day of nil tne week. In which
each day n av havo ben male up of thou
aanrla nf vfti re. Ci.n vnu till me how a
man can g 't Ids mind and soul Into such a
blasphemous twist aa to scoff at that Hrt
chanter o' O mi -sis. 1's i-rns Mt'nws nf
light surging upfromsiipphlrespasof glory!
The Bible reprisriilsMMitllitlit wuc ented
on Monday and the -uu whs not created
until Ttaurodav. JuhI think of It I book
doclarli tbut light wjis crentnl throe dnys
. bifore tho sun shnfiet why," don't you
know th it heiit and elect rli It y emit Y -ht
tndep ndent nf tlie sunl Pcsiilee that.
when the earth was In process of condensa
tion, lt was surrounded by thlrk vapors and
the dlsohurt-o of many vo c.iuors in the
primary period. iml all this obscuiatlon
may hare hindered the light of the son
from falling on the earth until that Thure
day morning. Beatdes that Pavld Brester
. and Herschol, tho astronomer, and all tha
modern men of their class agreo in the fsot
that the sun is not light, that it ia an opaque
mass, that it Is only the enn Host ick that
tnosphere floating around It and chang.
Int. so It is not to be a", all won
derad at that not until that Thur-d 'y morn
In Its light fell on th- earth. Besides that,
to rock (o crystallization emit light Thro
.U U 'ht from a thousand surfaces tha
-ll.tl-a - la,aaaa Tha Ml... .Ill klU.
mlt UghL There was a time In the history
. of the world when there were then ands nf
alias of liquid granite flaming with light
Bee Id os that, lt has been found that thore
' are burned out volcanoes In ether world
which, when tbey were In explosion and
activity, mut have oast forth an Insuffer
able light throwing glare all over our
earth. Besides that there are tbe aurora
boreal Is, and the aurora AnotiaUj. A book
on physical science ears:
"Captain Bonnycastle, coming np the Gulf
of St, Lawrence on tbe 17th of H-ptcmbor,
1826, was arousd by the mste of tbe vessel
1 U K I oa V a I a i HI uvui u uuu-ua mr yvmi niiw.
It was a starlight night when suddenly th
sky beoamo overra t In the direction of
the high land of Cornwall Is County an In
tantaneons and Intensely vivid light re
sembling the aurora, shot out on tbe bit berto
gloomy and durk sea on the lee bow that was
so brilliant It lighted every thing distinctly,
even to tho masthead. The lightspread over
. the whole sea between the two shores, auJ
' tha waves, which before had born tranquil,
became agitated. Captain Bonnycastle de
tori be the scene as that of a blazing
beet of awful and mot brilliant light
a long and vivid line of light that showed
tbe face of the high frowning land abreast,
The sky became lowering and more Intense
; ly obscure. Long, tortuous lines of light
showed Immense numbers of largo fish
darting about as If iu consternation.' The
top-sal I yard and mitaen bom vera lighted
by tbe glare as if gaslights had been burned
directly be ow then, and until Just before
daybreak, at four o'clock, the moat minuto
objects weredlstlnctly visible." My bearers,
there are ten thousand sources of light bo
aides the light of tbe sun. r
' -J Another hard thing: Tho story of Ihe
. deluge and Noah's ark.' They say that from
the account th jr It must have rained eig t
hundred f cot of wstoreachday In onlortbat
It might be fifteen e 'bin above the hi. Is.
' They say that tho ark could not have been
large enough to contain "two uf every sort"
for thefe would bave been hundreds of
thousands and hundreds of thousands of
. creatures. Tbey say tbat theeo creatn es
would bave coma from all' lands and all
' sine. Tbey say there was only one small
window In the ark, and that would not have
given fresh air to keep the sulmale Inside
tbe ark from suffocation. Tbey suy that the
ark finally landed on a mountain aeventeeo
. thousand foot high. Tbey say vhry do not
1 1 believe tbe story. Neither do L Tb, re Is no
. such story in tue Bible. I will toll you what
i tha Bible story Is. I must say that I have
Jf ' changed my mind In regard tosoino matters
aaklnK na a.iM In ma waclf Mllll.nAlll
Tbey are no more mysterious. IhU ia the
( key to the facts. T la 1. the story of an eye
k ' w tnesa, Noah, bis tory iuoorporutd after
want by Moaea In the account Noah de
scribed the scei Just as it aieurod t him.
He saw the flood and be fathomed Its depth.
As far as eye could leacn eierythlng was
oorerea up, jrom noniua to noruou, or, as it
sa s, "under tbe whole bea en." He did
, not refer o tiie Hlrrra Novida or to Mount
' Waablngton, for Amvrloa bad uot been dl
eovered. or. If It bad been discovered, hi
could hot bave soen so far off. - ue Is giving
' the tostlm my of an. eye wltnute.. (Jol
lo tka uftef the manner of men. when U
au,vs ovory tiling went under, .and Nosh
. speak after the ma nerof men when he
' ai.vs'erery Ibing old go under.' An eye
witness, mere li no need 01 thinking tbat
tbe kangaroo leaped th ocean or that the)
olar b. ar came down from tha lc.
Wby-dld (he delugt'eomef 4t came for
'the purr of destroying tho outrageous In
habitants of the then tbluty populated saruu
nearly all the ppulutlon, probably very
uear the ark before It wai launched. What
would bave been tbe use of submerging
North and Bonta America, vr Europe, or
Africa, when thoy were not Inhabltedl And
as to the skeptical suggostion that In order
to bave tbe wuter aa doop sa the Bible
states, it must have r ilnod 8 0 feet every
day, I reply the Bible d stluctly declare
that the tnot of the fiord rone Instead
of falling. Before the account where it
says "the windows of be wen were opened,"
it says, "all th fountains of the gn at deep
were broken up" All geol-gists agree
In saying that thore are ovei ns in the earth
filled with wa'er, and they ruined forth,
and all the lakes and rivers foroon tnrr
bed. The fountains of tho r 'at d op were
broken up, and then the windows i f heaven
were op ned. Is it a st.rarge :hlng tb it we
should be a'ie 1 to believe In tbi flood if
tbe Bible wl en geologists tell us that a"ln
and again, and airaln the drr enr.tt has oeen
drowned out1 Jut open you gcolocy. and
you will rend of twenty floods. Is It not
strange that infidel scientists, wanting us
to believe In tho twen'y fl ds of g oIotIo il
discovery, should, a soo wo, bellove In one
flood of the Biblo, pronounce us nou compos
WelL then, another thing. In regard to the
size of the ark. Instead of being a mud
scow, as some of those i.ieptlc would have ,
us understand, lt was a mnvnillcont ship,
n arlv as luriro nstheOr nt Eiis'e n three
times the sisoof an -ordinary m m-of-war.i
At the tlmi In tho won I wl en ship b liaing
was unknown. Ood had this -e-Bcl con
struct d wh chturneJou'tohoit'm-istintho
same p opnrtlo s a our Btuunchot modern
vessels. After thousnnds of ye-irs of ex
perimenting In navl architecture and In
ahlp carpsntery, we have et last got op to
Noah's ark, tl'at. sh p liwid ng an tne noet
cftbe world on all the oceans. Well, Noah
taw the anlmul ere ition g Inv Into this arte.
h.M ha lluojl fnr Iho mi a' nart th 'V Wore i
animals useful ti man. and ir noxious in-i
. ... . i it
' ' ' - .
r ' j Ma
. at . 1 I ft' I a. a. AU Maoat
,.n .ye.w..n.s,. They went in two and .
andtwoof Bll florh I
Years sgo 1 was on a steamer on river
Ty ami Icameto Perth, '',''V'' .
off andlaawtho most, wonderful H .
wralshow that I had ever witness, d. There ,
were horses and oiuiosu nus iio.an.inn.'ur (
never sketched, and there were dn-s such
as the loving pond! of Fd- ln Tandsoer
never portray v'.und then, wcm -h.-cp and
fowl and oreatiircaoj n i sons, nuppo ,
that "two and two" or an i"e cr.ntur0, vi
that agricultural st.ow w re p it upon to, ,
Tay steamer to ho t ran.. or il to Hondo
and the next dv I should bo writing homo
to America and Ivlnffan a.'cmin' of theoe-
currence. i wuvn n.'o u ...
phraseology that Nnih ti el in rotnrl to tbe i
embarkntion rtf the brute ereat ion In tho ark I
I would have said that thev wont, m two
and two of everv ort. I would not have
meant six hunrir,,i1 honsnnd. A common
sense man myolf. I wou d supnose that tbe
peop'e who ro.id tbo lettor were common
"But how could you get them Into rtie
ark!" aiked Intldol scientists. "How oould
thev be Induced to i o Into tho ark! Ho
would hav to pick them cut an I drive them
In, and eiax them In." Conld not the aamo
Ood who gave Instinct to tho animal Inspire
that Inst'nO' to seek fnr shelter from tho
storm 1 Hiwever. nothing mire than or
dinary animal in it Inct was nnc'ssnry. Have
you never been In the country when an
Angntthun lerstnrra wss coming np and
beard the oattle m-sn at the birs to get In!
and seen the affrighted fo vl go npon tho
peroh at noonday, and heard tbe affrighted
dog and oat calling at the door, supplicating
entrance! And are you surprised that in
tbat ago of tho world, when ther war
fewer place of shelter for dumb beasts at
tb muttering and rumbling and flashing
and quaking and darkenlnr of an approach
Ing deluge, the animal creation came moan
ing and bleating to the stoning embankment
reaching np to the ancient Great Eastern
and patted In! I hav" owned horses and
cattle and sheep and dogs but I never bad a
horse or a cow or a she-.p or a dog tbat was
so stupid It did not know enough to oom In
when It rained. And then, that one window
In th ark which' afforded such poor ventila
tion to te crea'tires ther assembled -tbat
small window in the ark which excite, so
much mlrthfulness on th p rtof Infidels.
If tbey knew as m icb Hebrew as you oould
put on your :lttle flo email thev would hav
known that tbat word tra' slated window
there means window course, a wbole rang
of lights. Those ignorant Infidels do not
know a window pane from twanty
windows. Bo If there is any criticism of
tha ark, ther seems to be too much
windows for such long storm. And aa
to tha other charg that tb windows of
the ark mutt have been kept abut and
consequently all loslde would bave perished
from suffocation. I lav to say that thore are
people in thl hont i to-day who, all tbo way
from Liverpool to Barnegat lighthouse, and
fur two weeka have kept under deck, tb
hatches battened down bocause of tha
storm. Bom of you In tb old tim sailing
vessels, were kept nearly a month with tha
hatches down because of some long storm.
Then infidels say that tb ark landed on a
mountain seventeen thousand feet high.
and that, of course, a soon as the animals
came f. nh tbey would all be froien inth
lea. Tbat la geographical Ignorance.
Ararat It not merely the name for a noon
tain, but for a hilly district and It may
hav been a hill one hundred feet hl,'h,
five hundred, or a thousand foet high on
which tho ark all?hted. Noah measured
th depth of tbe water above tb bill, and It
Is fifteen cubits, or twenty-seven foet
Ah I my Mends, this story of tbe ark is
no mora Incredible than if you should say to
tne'. "Last, summer I was among the bills
of New Kiigland. and ther cam on tha
moat terrlflo storm I eyer saw, and tbe
whole country was flooded. Tbo waters
came up ovor lb bill and to tare our lives
we got In a boat on th river, and avan tb
dumb creatures were to affrighted tbey
cam moaning and bleating until we let them
In th tarn boat" '-a '
We ar not dependent apod tb Bible for
the story of th Hood, entirely,- All ages and
all literatures have traditions, brokti tradi
tions, lndl.tluot tredl ions, but still tradi
tions. The old books of tbo re saus tell
about tb flood at the tim of Abrtmsn,
who so polluted the earth that It had to be
waabed by a great storm. Tha traditions
of the -Chaldean tiy that In tbo lime
when Xlsutbrus was king there was a great
flood, and he put his family and his
friends In a lo-gs Tassel and all outelde
Ibem were dosiroyed, and after a wbll th
birds went forth and they came bock and
tbolr claws were tinged with mud. 1 uolan
and Ovid, celebrated writers, who bad never
seen tho Blbjo, described a flood In th tim
of Deucalion. He took bis friends Into a
boat and tb animals oam running to him
in pair. Bo all laud, aod all age, and all
literature, seem to hav a broken and In
distinct tradition of a calamity, which
Moses, hr Incorporating Noah's account
so grandly, so beautifully, so accurately, so
solemnly record. r f . " i " v ' ,',
, Uyprao la that th Ood w ho Treated
the world war create na anew la Christ
Jesuit and that th Ood who mad light
three da -t before the ana shena may kindle
In our i earts a l'ght that will burn on loug
of er th sun bi s e :ptred; and tftat tha O' d
w ho ordered Hi ark built and kept open
more than one hundred year In order tbat
ti antedlluvluns m'g it enter it t r ahelter,
may giaolonslv Ine lua us to ac ept tho in
Tltatloo which this morning rosa In musio
from tha throne, ssying: "Couio thou and
all thv house Into the ark."
Auother bard thing to be understood!
The story that tha sun and moon stood still
to ollow Joshua to complete bis victory.
Infidel scientists declare that an Impossi
bility. But if man have brain and strength
em ugb to m ike a clock, cat he not start it
and stop It and start It avain and atop lt
again! If a mm h nlst bave strength and
bruin enough to uiuke a corn thresher, can
he not a' art It and stop it and start It again
and atop It avaln? If God hive strength
and wisdom to mnke the dock of tbe unl
vcr e, the greqt mrchlnery of .the worlds,
has I'O not strengtii enou rh and wlsd m
onongh to stnrt it nod st-pit. and start it
Bgttln and stop lt eg ilnl . Or stopoue wheel,
or stoptwonly whi el . orstifaHthe wheilsl
Is the c' i k iironier tlmn the olook maker!
l)ros tbo corn thresher know more than
the machinist I Is the universe mightier
than its Godl But nconle Bk how oould
tle moon have been wen to stop In til dav
tlmol Weil if y u huve nver seen the
moon In t od 'vti'no, lt Is b :' se V'U h:ve
not, b n a vrv dll'gint obauver of tho
leiveus. fteald tsthnt. It waanot necessary
for the wor d literally to stop. By ont sual
refraction of tbe sun's rays 'bo dav nilgnt
bave boon pronircd. Mo ' hut whlli the
et thcout'n elontt-ipi'h In the heavens,
i flgur.div iy siop'K d You ieu-tre nemlier
thatileteriblenntliofsuiedt. . o nioul r
or th' Ir own iluy. Ju t as yon and I v tli
su i wr nt ''ovn. Tbo sun ever go s down.
We slm W do - ril e wimt, i p.icrr to tbo
human em Beside Mint t e. wirld, onr
world, eonl I h v i "te-al v at no I without
tro .tng.l'e n-y r . o,;t of bdan.. Our
World hi S I
. i.v. a . I . .nn ht It. miarnt
' " : ,. . , 1 7, ,h.
h ve s onned n It own i z s, while at the
heavens. 8o ther was m need of stel ar
Vr lliur lrB 1V""T V 1
revo .n on , own
. ., . ,..., ,h mmr.
..... ,,w, ... nt man
thVebi've 'ri world Visit were b rn and
h W A astronomers
,hvoaJVllf watli,, Pr-,
wnr( ,(he ,g ..,, fpm tha
,n-that. oother world had
di.(,v.(.l0 ,. Wt In a comparatively
pf , rg mtumi.n un ut.
..,... rH, nHVe bl n, down. From
theip vu,,rv th... ,. firatthttho
(),f( o.hf). w r a, t . ,nfty
. . . R
me a hen. show'ng they were
thon t'.ey entlrlv disip-
pearrd slicv.'1-ig that ev-n the ashes were
scuttled. ITokV. I sny. if God can start
a world, and swing a world, and
d-stroy a word. Ho cou'd stop
one or tvo of them without
g sot deal of xor'lon. or ha could bv un-
unrtil rcfrsi'tlnn of the sun's ravs oontl' ue
the ill- innilon. But Infidel c entlstssay
It would have been bolitt Ing for other
worlds to s'on on accouut of such a bnttl.
Why sirs, what Yorktown was for Revo
lutionary times, and what Gettysburg waa
In onr civil oortest, and wh it hedan was in
th Franco-" erinan war. and what Water
loo waa In the Napoleonic destiny tbat was
this battle of Joshua aealust the five allied
armies of nth on. It was tbat battle that
changed tbo entire course of history. It
waa a battle to Joshua a Important
though a battle now should occur In which
England and tb Cnlt'd States, and Franc
and Oermanv, and Italy, ana Turxey ana
Russia should fight for victory or annihila
tion. However mi ch any other world,
solar, lunar, or Stellar, might be hastened In
lu errand of light It would be excusable if
It lingered In th he ens for a little wbll
and put down iu sheaf of beams and gaud
on suon an Armwaann
In th early part of this century ther was
what waa called the Dark Day. Bom of
these aged men perhap mar remember It
It Is known In history as the "Dark Day.
Workmen at noon went tothe r homes, and
oourU and , legislatures adjourned. No
astronomers hav ever b-en able to explain
that dark dny, . Now. If God can advance
tha night earlier tban Iu time, ran be not
adjourn the night until af er lu timet
often used to hear my father describe
nl.-htI think he said it was In 1f33-when
his neighbors aroused blm In great alarm.
All tha heavenly bodies seemed to be In
motion. People thought our earth was
coming to lu destruction. Tans of thousands
of stars shoot Ing No astronomers hav ever
been able to explain that at ir shooting. No
does not your common sense teach vou tbat
If Ood cou'd start and atop ten of thousands
of worlds or nv toor-, He oould start and
Stop two w6rdsl If Ood oan engineer
train of ten thousand worlda rr meteors,
and stop them wit hout accident or collision,
can not He co itrol two carriages of light
and bv pn ting down' go'don brake stop
the sun, and by putting down a silver brak
slop th mo nl under thl explanation.
latteadof being skeptical about tbla aubllme
paaaaga of the Biblo you will, when rot.
read It f ' more Ilk going down an your
knees b -f. ro"('Od as you read: "Sun, sUnd
thou still' above Glbenn, and thou moon In
th valley of A talon."
Then there Is th Blbl su lament tbat a
wbale swallowed Jonah and ejected bla
upon the dry ground in three day. If you
will go to the museum at Nantuo'et Mass.,
vou will And th skeleton of a wbale large
enough to swallow a man. I said to tb
Jinltor, while I was sUnding In tbo mu
seum: "W iy It does not seem from tb looks
of this skeleton tbat the story In tbe bonk
of Jonab is so very improbable, doea HI"
"O, no," he replied, 'It does not" Ther
ia a cavity In tba mouth of tha common
whale large enough for a man to live" In.
There have bten abarks found again and
again with an en' r human body In tbora.
beside, that the Bible say nothing about
a whale. It says, "The Lord prepared
great fish." and there are ecientlaU who
toll as that there were tea monitors In other
days tbat make tbe modern wbale aoem very
Insignificant I know In on place in tbe
New Testamont it apeak of the whale a ap
pearing In tba occurrence I bave Jut men
tioned, but the word may just aa well be
translated "sea monster" any kind of a se
moutter. Procopius says. In tb year 531. a
sa monster w.is slain wh'ch. had for fifty
year destroyed shlpi. I suppose this sea
mons'ertl.at took oara of Jonah may have
been one of the great sea monsters that
oould uava easily ta'ten down a prophet sod
bt could bave lived there three dav It bo
had kept In motion to a to keep ti e gsstrio
Juice from taking bold of him and de
stroying blm, and at th and of three days
th monster wou d naturally be sick enough
to- regurgitate Jonah.,'- Betide that my
friend, there t one word which explains
tbe whole thing. It sayat "The Lord pre
pared a great hh." If a ahlp oarpenter
prepare a reseat to carry Texan beeves to
Glasgow, I suppose It, can carry Texan
beeves; It a ship carpenter prepare a vessel
to oarry cjoI to on of tbi northern f ru, I
suppose It oan carry cod; If a ship car
penter prepare a vessel tu carry pasH'ngert
to Liverpool, t auppus It ran oarry passes
gert to Llvrioot; and If the Lord prepared
a fish to carry one passenger, I tuppotolt
jould oarry a passenger and tb venlllatUn
have been all right. . r
Bo all tbe s range thine In tho Blbl can
y explained If youwl hto have them ex-
plalned.s And y can build thtm Into a
beautiful and h. a hru' I ra lor your hearth.
jr you can w'.tn th- m put your immortal lo
eretM Into oonnagajition. But you uaa
setter .decide about the veracity of tbe
Itiblevery soon. I want tbla morning to
juntlon you airaln.t put ing off making np
your mind about tbl book. Ever slnoo
1772 there has been great discussion as to
wbo was tbe author of Junius Letters,
ihoie letters so full of saroa m and vltuper-
ii Ion and power. Tha whole English nation
itirred up with It More than a hu- dred
volumes written to discuss th it quest! n,
"Who was Junius!" ' Wbo write ll let
ters of Junius)" Well, it Is an Interesting
onion to discuss, but still, after all, it
makes but little practical difference to you
and to me wbo Juulu waa. wh ber Blr
Philip Francis or Lord Chatham, or John
Home Tooko, or Horace Walpolo or Henry
GrattJin, or any of tho forty-four men
who were serioudy ohar-ed with tn
authorship. But It is an ab orbing question,
Is a practical Question, lt is an over
whelming question ti you and to me, tb
authorship of this Holv Bib'o whether tho
Lord Uod of heaven and earth, or a pack
of dunes, scoundrels or impostors. We can
not afford to adjourn that question a week,
or a day, or an hour, any mo than a sea
on pain can afford osuyt "Well, this Is a
very dark night. I have really lost my Dear-
Ings; there Is a light out there. I don't
know wh ther it is a llhthoue or a talse
light on tho bore. I dou't know what It is;
but Ml Just go to sloop, and In the morning
I'll And out" In the morning tne vessel
might he on the rocks and the beach strewn
with the white faces of the dead crew. Tbo
time for that sea captain to find out about
the llgl.tbouse Is before be goes to sleep.
O, my frleads. I watit you to understand
that in our delihe-utlons aooui in is uioie
wo are not at com anchorage, but we are
rapidly coming toward tha coast coming
wltb all tUd furnace ablaze, coming at tbe
rate of seventy boart-lhiobs a minute and
I mu t know whether It is going to be har
bor or shipwreck.
I was s glud to read lit tbe papers oi tna
feet that the steamship Edam bad coma
safely Imo harbor. A week before tb Per
lun Monarch, p owing Its wuy to wai d tba
Nanows, a bi mired n. lea out saw sign us
of distress, bore down upon tb vass 1, and
found il v. ihe suiamslilp Edam. Bb baa
lnt her prop 'ler. Bhe had two hundred
pusengnrsou board. The merciful capuln
of tbe Persian Mon irch endeavored to bring
ber in, but il e tow line broke. He fastened
It again, but t e tea was rough snd tne tow
line broke again. Then the night earn oa
and tbe mere ful captain of the Persian
Monarch lay to." thinking tn th morning
he oould give n scue t J tbe psaengers.
The morning cime, but during the nlgbt
tbo steamship Edam hod di appeared,
and the capt iin of tbe Persian Monarch
brought his v ssel Into hartair, saving how
tad be felt becau-e he co .ld not give com
plete rescue to that lost ship I am glad
that afterward another vessol saw ber and
brought ber Into sa ety. But when I saw
the sterv of that steamship Edam drifting,
drlftiug,' drifting, I do not know where, but
with no rudder, no lighthouse, no narour,
no beln. I said: "That Is a skeptic that I
an lntldel, drifting, drlfilog, drifting, not
knowing where be drift." Ana men.
when I thou.bt of tho Persian Mon-
arch anchored In harbor, I saldt "That
is a Christian: that is a man who doea
all he can on th way. c ossing tba
aa to holo others, coming perbap
through a very rough voyage Into tho har
bor, there saf and saf forever." Would to
Ood that there might b some on to day who
woo Id go forth and bring In these souls that
are drifting. In this assemblage now many
a score shall I tay or a hundred, or a thou-
sand! not quit certain about tbe truth of
tha Bible, not certain about any tning.
Drifting, drifting, drifting. O, how
would like to tow them In I I throw
you this cable. Lay hold of tbat cabl
ef the goapeL Lay bold of it I Invito
yon all in. Tb harbor It wide enough,
large enough for all th shipping. Coma in,
0, you wanderers on tbe deep. Drift no
mora, drift no mora. Com In to the harbor.
Bee the glorloa lighthouse of the gospel,
Peace on earth, good will to mon." Come
Into tb harbor. God grant that lt may bo
said of all of you w o are now drlMng in
your unbelief as It might hav been said of
tie passengers of tb sto imshlp Edam, aod
as lt was said centuries ago of the wrecked
corn ship of Alexandria, "It came to pas
that tbey 11 esoipo)! 'f J to land."
An excellent plan.
Bow a Chleaio Judge Attend to th
DleegreeabU Duties of Ufa.
"There are many disagreeable thing
which occur In the course of a man' life,"
remarked an ex-Judge In my hearing tho
other day, "and It waa to. tbe end tbat I
might meet the un leisant dntle which
present themselves In tbe course of my
dealing with me that I appointed a duty
day,' on which I did nothing olto." Aaked
to explain th dntle of tuoh sa odd dT in
tb human calendar, the Judge continued:
"Wall, I bad one near th middle of tkl
month, and I will tell you, about a few
thing which I did that day. Ia tbo first
pUco, I went to a man whoso note I h d
held almost long enough sfter maturity to
have lt outlawed, and whom I had avoided
peaking to personally about It payment
and gently but firmly gav him tb priv
liege of paying It-all or In part or giving
a new note, or being sued. In bl case,
bo bsd been accommodated o long
on friendly basis thst be "gently but
firmly' decided to let me "sue and bedished.
Then I went to settle with a lawyer who
bad don tome work for me over a coup!
of years ago, and whose claims lor service
whether little or great-were an unknown
quantity to me. ' I knew that if I should
die, H was better to have tbls little thing
adjusted. ' I got th bill h bad lost on
case for ma nd had won another, and, by
deducting what ho had collected front what
It coat to do to, I was enabled to get out
with comparatively small loss. Then I
went to an agent to whom I owed past-duo
Inurast, and gav him a set day when t
positively wou Id meet it, went f rr m there to
getosriolndong neglecud papers from an
other agent and to se a party whom I did
not want to see about a patent of bl ere.
tlon---but on whom I had proml od to call
tome tiro before. All this consumed a day
a miserable, rainy day and, though there
was probably not a cent of pi otit In It I f "It
much hotter when I lay di.wn to sleep,
knowing tbat such thlnps bad much butter
be attended to by one's self than to be left
to an' executor who oould. uot possPJy uo.
deraund tbo focU In tb oa." . Th old
Judge' remarks made m resolve to adopt
a ' duty day" for myself, ed to recommend
lt to etry man. Chicag J nrnal. ' it'
It I not enough that we be roosUntly
employed; activity should b directed to
worthy ends. There ore those who are for
ever bustling and rushing, and yet never
accomplish any thing. T 1 ; " 1 t
seem to lead an alin!e e'xlstenco. a 'ell
aa the bee that stores tha b vo with 0 -ev,
dits from flower to Bowr-Mothodlas jro-
Uetunt, . ;-' 1 "' ' I ' .' ,. ' 4"v
He who forotoeaoalamltlos.snffers them
twloo over. ' - .
blood' Diseases are cured by
the persevering use of Ayer's
This medicine is an Alterative, and
causes a radical change in the system.
The process, lu some cases, may not bo
quite so rapid aa.ia other ; but, with
peraiatunce, the result 1 certain.
Road these testimonials :
" Fur two year I suffered from a se
vere pnln In my right side, and had
other troubles canned by a torpid liver
and dyspepsia. After giving several
medicines a fair trial without a cure, I
begun to take Ayer's Sarsaiiarilla. I
was greatly benollted by the tlntt bottle,
and after taking five bottle I was coin-
C'utely cured." John W. Benson, 70
iwronce St., Lowell, Mass.
Last. May a large carbuncle broke out
on inv arm. The usual remedies had no .
elTect uiul I wan con lined tu my bml (or
elglit weeks. A friend Induced me to try .
Ayer's Barsuparllla. Lena than three
liottloH healed the sore. In all my expe
rience with medicine, I never saw mora
Another marked effect of the use of this
medicine was the strengthening of my
silit." Mrs. Carrie. Adams, Holly
" I bad a dry scaly humor for years,
and suffered terribly; ami, as my broth
er and sister were similarly slliicteii, I
presume the malady is hereditary. Lost
winter, Dr. Tyron, (of Fernandina,
Fla.,) recommended me to take Ayer's
Barsaparilla, and continue it (or a year.
For five montlis I took it daily. I have
not had a blemish upon my body for the
last three month." T. E. Wiley, IW
Chambers St., Now York City.
" iMtt. (all ami winter I was troubled
with a dull, heavy pain In my able. I
cliil not notice lt much at first, but lt
grailuully grew worse until it became
nliuost unbearable. During the Utter
part of this time, disorders of the stom
ach and liver increased my troubles. I
began taking Ayer's Sarsnparilla, anil,
after (uitlifully continuing the use of
this medicine (or some months, the pain
disappeared and I was completely
cured." Mrs. Augusta A. Furbush,
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mat.
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No5 NoT Nuroll
r ii p m.
. mi ; 4i
tV, 10 00
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64i' s. m.
t) t HI
1 1 (10
Canal Dover k 1 Ml
New Cemerstown S sal
Meckthuri t Ml
MsrietU Ar 7 Ml
Ip. n. .... e. a. a.
WK8TWAKD. NoTTSoTNo 4 j'No8
w ,, .a", bi. p. m a. m.la. as
MsHetU Lv 8 48 11 80
atscksbnrg '. T87P'lOn
Cambridge 8 87 f
New t'ouerstowa 10 M 8 18
C'snsl Dover 10 M 8 87 ...
Bowerstoa I 10 45 8 80 8 ts
Lees vl ll to nt a 7 tit
bherrodsville I 11 00 8 0S 810
New CnmLerland Ill 8 17 8t
Valley Junction 18 10 U....
Nsvsrre 145 5 10 75
Masslllon 108 16 SKI
Orrvilla Ar 1 40 w Mh
" Lv I4S tV U
Crestoa Lv IS 04 ,,
Welllnirton 8 05 T 4" K1S ....
Norwslk 8 88 g SO lis f
Mon roe vi lie 4 07 8 40 IMS T
Bellevne it .1 4 Ills 7 1
Civile 4W .1COO 11 Ik g
Kiemont 4 53 .1017 IMA ft 1
Osk llsrhof 880..... 1f5S 8 '
Toledo Ar 8 80 11 18 1 50 t '
m. p. n. p. n. s. a
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BOBTnWABD. t I 87
Moneoevillr Lv an tnpm
Norw.ik ';.;;-;:: ;;;; ,,
Mils Ar 7 10 4 ye
Fries Lending T W 4 a
Hamn Ar 7 40 4 50
soctmwabd. I 88 I 88
lluronLv 8 85am 8S0p9
frle.eLsndlnK 9 10 . 8 48
ktilsB tt 8 0S
Monroevllle Ar '114 8 40
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faea'lHaaasar. tt' i fasa A
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f ndlUMnlM of C0Uh,WaBlaara.A!JuJr '
IndleMk.-. lowart lu a.luwMlDO. ln.alu.hkTlQ
aJTi arruJ-vr' " p'm ."j til
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a T. SH"" JS" terOoraa, Bnniona.
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ate employed. Ri SHlarlea. Tw tuliion.
Uulnk work. Tknrunidt in.trurUon. Typa
whllnaand Pennmalili. t'uder the personal
manaitrment at V. W. Wllllw, Lie I'rlv.ie
Hliort-hand Hewrterol Hun. J. warren Slellec.
ts-Mpeeker Uiwer Himaa 0 Caniinaak ,
C1al(ine H) .tntlent. frea. atlilraa..
WILLIM1 CfALiei 8N0RI-HAN0, spHagtald, 0,
DISEASES OF .'MEM ONLY
eel,!, (kn .11. Hot. nd treat a,.,lraa i,. m.i
aNOaraarbP. QSJJiatJ. m W. ISU, a. .w'Ti.fc:
Treatmenl for Pile, an
11 dtaeaetaof the RectnaS
. "L Iliil and Abu "without (aa.
use oi kaile or lleetara. Mara! .i
with th patleet'a ardlnarv SmLaa ..a
practkally patsies a A. M,u ;), p M
, Ea D. IILDM.. M.
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