Of the Reunited DmrtcC Party
in thi; Camp.ign,
IT IS ASOUN:. Do CUMENT.
Imperialism is the Paramount
issue, Because by it the Re
public of Our Fathers
Following is the official text of the
platform as agreed urn by the com
mittee on rcsolti5ons and uresetrn to
the National Democrati C0:Tent'.OO:
We, the rerresentaves of .th Dem
cratic party of the V:;ite ats as
sembled in NatiCn Ccnve:cu the
anniversary of the asoi n of 1o )
laration of the Indeo-u.ice o L a
firm our faith in t l-ationior al prolam
tion of the inaliensbie ngasof man ana
our allegiance to the Co.stitution
framed in harmony therewith by the
fathers of the Repub'ie. We hold with
the United States Supreme Court that
the Declaration of I dependence is the
spiIit of our Govertnment. of which the
Cor.s-itution is the formi and lett'.r.
We declare again that all governments
instituted among meu oernv-e thcir just
powers from thc e'nsenzof the geverric;
that any goverrinent not ba.d upon
the consent of the govcrned is a tryanny,
and that to impose upon any people a
government of force is tosubstitute the
methods of imperialism for those of
a republic. We hold that the Constitu
tion follows the flag, and denou:ce the
doctrine that an executive or Congres,
deriving their <xisterce and their
power. from the onatiu:i n, can cxcr
cise lawfui authority b 1Ea it or in
violation of it. We a-s rt that no na
tion can long endure h e ipuelic anc
half empire, and we wru the A ens:an
people tiat imperialism abroad will leau
quickly and i zvna:y to -ou-m at
THE PORTO IICAN SCANDAL
Blieving lu J f aal r
ciples, we u eeteA P ri 1
law, ezac ed by a . iia Con as
agai;nst the pr(s n . iti fg the
1)emocratie nnry a:: a os ncC open
violation of the natiocn O:-: le law dad
a fiarart brc o the nauonal good
fani. L* "-1s upon the peope of
Porto Rico avert.ia wainout tei-i
consent 3d1 o without 4 repeen
tato3. eu d'honors te A can p o
pie by repudia'ing a sa.u pledge
made in thir h alf:b te c0T::-and
ing genera o of ora whe t.e
Porto Ricaus 1,-e to a paceful
and unresisted ceapation th~.r land
It doen:ed to p'rty a- dsrs a
people wh"-e L.e4?+'5s' ..'-appeal-s utt
peculiar fore, to o1r j1-tce n'! mag
nanimity. In this. he, ac of its
i:perialistic progr:zna- h 'eRpubli
can p:,r:y seks to c izr"t the United
Statiu to a colonial poeco Inoistcnt
withRhublican i::'ita us and en
demned by the Surm Court -n
WE 31UST NoT CH]EAT CtSA.
We dcased the pi:-e't and honest
fulfilment of cur peccge to the C'uban
people and the world th~at the Unrted
States has no disposition nor itnention
to exercise sovereignty, jurisdictiore
control over the Islaa~d c: Cuba, e xcpt
for its pcifiesation. Tim war, endedi
nearly two years ra, prsternad praec
reigns cver all the iMand, sti the Ad
ministration keeps the g 'vernment A
the island from its pe'p'e, while Re
publican carpet-bag otieis luader its
revenues and ex ploit the colonial the-6r3
to the disgracc of the Ame:-iean people.
SHAME OF THF FILPINO WAR.
We condemn ard dernousee in:
Philippine policy ci the present Ad
ministration. it has involved the Rp
public in unnecessary war, sacrificing
the lives of many of our nobles
sons, and placed the United States,
previously known and applauded
throughout the world as the ehbampior
of freedom, in the false and Un- Amer'
can position of crushing with militarj
force the efforts of former allies t<
achieve liberty and self-government.
The Filipinos cannot be citizens with.
out endangering our civilization; thej
cannot be sulj''ts without iltP':riliins
our form of poerament, and. ss we are
not willhng to surrender our ci-.'lzatiot
or totonnrt the R.t. ie into an c fl
pire, we fav r a' itmwd'. .' celaration
of the nation, viz: e t . efom
government; second, i repe:AenCe.
third, protection from oat.ide i.r b
once, such as has been give n for e al,
a L'utury to the Republics of Centra
and both America.
Thegre"dy cmmer::ialism which die
tated the Philippine policy of the Re
publican Administration attcrnpts t
justify it with the plea that it will pay
but even this sordid and unwcr h- rle]
fails when brought to the test of facrs.
The war of criminal aggression agains'
the Filipinos, entailirng an annual ex
pense of many miuions, has alreadj
cost more than ary possible prost thai
could accrue fronm the entire Philip
pine trade foryears to come. Further
more, when trade is extended with th
expense of liberty the price is alway
IiFFERENCE BETWEEN EPXPANSIO3
We are t~ot oppnd to arritorir.l ex
p-.nsion when it takes indesirab leterri
tory whiith can be erected into S'u~ee
in the Union, and whosi people ar~
wiliing and fit to beexe Amtri:t
We favor expansion by every peace
ful and~ legit mate -ans. Bat are un
alterabi:. opposed to ezing o.rpurchas
ing of distant i.ade to be coverne:
outside theC anat't .u. n d Los pcc
pie can Tnevr becomee citiz*ns.
-We are in' r feedn the
Repub'ace -,i''en..a o~ - is=
but belie.' t aa ioe :hn zb ex
tended, no bv ~ea asa vinee,
but through~ -h.pruanre powr of s
high and "saal empe. e im~r
portancs of d e .vo ne pendire
before thet American pe'' is in ne
wise dimn:hing, and the D)e-ocratic
party takes no) ba kward t:i) from" its
position on them, but the burni-eg is
sue of imperialism, giron ot of rh<
Spanish wa-. i-d--s t e very exist
ence of the Repubolic and the destrue.
ton of our free inst mio s. We re
gard it as the Farsust i.uceof tN(
TH'E MCNO (E D CPJE
Thke dce:'ratio in heRublicar
Convem ion h.id iu -leU Oih -:t
the Republinpat:T x i
heres to -eple . ueii
Monroedetie'i oe u ii.
eere and. dr'-i-ve.T rc-so
is contradca by 11 -m se
or the paty in o a lk to~ the spir"
of the :3Ionrce dcrine, to acquiread
hold sovereignty over large areas of
territory and large n urnbers of peopik
inthe Eastern hemisphere. We insti
on the strict maintenance of the Mo0n
h in .etter and in u pir' as .
to pre nt the txtension of Euro
---mority en this continent, ana
as c stalto our supremacy in Amer
e3 fai. At. the same time we de
c~are that no American people shall
ever be held by force in unwillirng sub
jection to European authority.
We optv.se militarism. It means
conquest abroad and intimidation and
oppression at home. It means the
strong arm which has ever been fatal
to free institutions. It iA what muI
lions of our citizens have fled from in
I Earre. I will impose upon our peace
lovitg 1e-ple a large standing army
and unCa:-sary burden of taxation and
a constant menace to their liberties.
A small standing army and a weh disci
plhntd State militia are amply sufficient
in tiue peace. This Republic has
no p for a vast mihiary service and
-r1US TO OUR VOLUNTEERS.
When the nation is in danger the
volunteer soldier is his country's best
defender. The National Guard of the
United States should ever be cherished
in the patriotic hearts of a free people.
Such organizations are ever an element
of strength and safety. For the first
time in our history ard coeval with the
Philippine conquest has there been a
wholesale departure from the time
honored and approved system of voluu
tecr organization. We denounce it as
Un-American, Un-Democratic and
Un-Riepublican, and as a subversion of
the ancient and fixed principles of a
Private monopolies are indefensible
and intolerable. They destroy compe
tition, control the price of all material
and of the finished product, thus rob
bicg both producer and consumer.
They lessen the employment if labor
and arbitrarily tix the terms an'd condi
tions theretf. and deprive individual
ene z. aui nMali capita' of their oppor
They are the most efficient means
yet devis;ed for appropriating the fruits
of industry to the benefit of the few at
:he expense of the many, and unless
their insatiate greed is checked all
weah i:! be asregated in a few
hans andn the R.pIblic destroycd.
The isonr paterg with the truer.
ev1 by the liepublican party in State
and national platforms is conclusive
proof of the trutha of the charge that
trusts are the legitimate product of Re
iublican policies; that they are fostered
b'y Republican laws, and that they are
pretecied by the Republican Admainis
tratiou in return for campaign subscrip
tis Sad political support.
We pledge the De~nocratic party to
an uncesing warfare in nation, State
;ad city aainst private monopoly in
'v-ry form. Existing laws against
rasts nust be enforced and more strin
ent onrs must be enacted, providing
or publieity as to the affairs of corpor
Itions enazed in Inter-State commerce
and requiriing all corporations to show,
before doinz buniness outside of the
State of their origin, that they have no
water in their stock, and that they
haye Dot attempted and are not at
tempting to monopolize any branch of
bisr the production of any arti
elescfm mechandise, and the whole
constit'utiet al power of Congress over
Irie'r State commuerce, the mails and
al modes of Inter State communication
shall be exereised by the enactment of
cmprehensive laws upon the subject
of trusts. Tariff laws should be amend
ed by putting the products of trusts
upon the free list to prevent monopoly
under the plea of protcetion.
The failure of the present Republi
can Administration with an absolute
cntrol of the branches of the National
Government to enact any legislation de
signed to prevent or even curtail the
absorbing power of trusts and illegal
combinations, or to enforce the anti
trust laws already on the statute books,
proves the insincerity of the high-soun
ing phrases of the Re publican platform
ICorporations should be protected in
all their rigtits and their legitimate in
terets should be respected, but any at
tempt by corporations to interfere with
the public affairs of the people, or to
control the onvreignty which creates
them shou'd be forbidden under 3uch
penalties as will make sucht attempt im
EVIL5 01 pROTECTION.
IWe condemn the Dingley tariff as a
trust-breeding measure, skilfully de
Ivised to give the few favors which they
do not deserve, and to place upon the
mauis burdens which they should not
We favor such an enlargement of the
scope of the inter State commerce law
as will enable the commission to pro
teet individuals and communities from
dicriminations and the L-ublic from
unjust and unfair transportation rates.
SIXTEEN TO ONE.
We reaffirm and endorse the principles
of the national Democratic platform
adopted at Chieago in 1896, and we re
iterate the demand of that platform for
an American finsociii system made by
the American people for themselves,
which shall restore and maintain a bi
metallic price level, and as part of rsuch
eystem the itmu:ediate restoration of the
free and unlimited coinage of silver and
gold at the present legal ratio of 16 to
, without waiting for the aid or con
sent of any other nation.
We denounce the currency bill en
aced at the last session of Congress as
a sep forward in the Republican policy
which aims to discredit the sovereign
right of the National Governisent to
iaue all money, whether coin or paper,
a-d to bes:ow upon national banks the
-o er to issue and control the volumie
of paper money for their own benefit.
IA pemsmen: national back eurrency,
secured by Govcrnment knis must
have a pertuaneut debt to rent upn and
if the bank currency is to increase with
popuaton and baisinsss the debt must
also increime. The Republican cur
rmily sceeme is, therefore, a scheme
'for f~te cir g upon taxpayers a perpetual
a~d growirg debt for the ben~fit of the
b~nks. We are opposed to this private
corporaioa paper circulated as money,
but without legal tender qualities, and
demand the retirement of the national
bank notes as fast as this Government
paer or a Iver cetificates can be sub
sti~uted for them.
PoPULAR ELECTION OF SENATOR..
Wfav'r an amendment to the Fed
dea ostitution providing for the
elcetin of nitedStates Senators bya
diret vote of the people, and direct
leilstion wherever practicable.
Wec are op posed to government by in
uncion: we denounce the black-list
nd favor arbitration as a means of set
tig disputes between corporationa
a~d their emplioyees.
n the interest of American labor
Iand the upiif~ing of the workingman
as the corner-stone of the prosperity of
our country we recommend that Con
gress create a department of labor in
charge of a secretary, with a. seat in the
Caiet, believing that the elevation
of the American laborer will bring in
creased prosperity to our country at
nC arc proul etne ile n a -
delity of the Aaerican ier and
sailois in all our wars; weavr noerai
pensions aod we rcizerate the posiiion
taken in the Chicago platforI Of 1896,
that the fact vf culistment and strvice
shall be deemed conclusive evidence
against disease and disability before
THE NICARAU'AN CANAL
We favor the immediate constifac
tion,.ownership and control of the Nica
ragua Canal by the Unied States, and
we denounce the insincerity of the plank
in the national Republican platform f!.r
an Isthmian canal, in the face of the
failure of the Republican ma5jrity to
pass the bill peniing in Ccngress.
We condemn the Hay- 1'suneefote
treaty as a surrrtder of American
rights and intcreLts not to be tolratcd
by the Amuerizan people.
STATES To BE ADMTITTED.
We denouneo the iailure of the Re
publican pariy to carry oat its pledges
to grant Statehood to i'e Territories of
Arizona, New Mexico an'd Oklahoma.
and we Iromise the people of these
Territories immediate Statohood and
home rule during their condition as
Territories, aud we favur home rule
and a Territorial fLrm of goverrment
fur Alaska and Porto Rico.
We favor an intelligcnt system of
improving the arid lands of the West,
storing the waters for purposes of irri
gation and the holding of such lands for
We favor the continuasce and strict
enforcement of the Chinese Lx~lusion
law and its application to the -awe
classes of Asiatic races.
SYMPATHY WITH THE BOFRS.
Jefferson said: Peace, comme.rce and
honest friendship witu all nations; en
tangling alliances with none. .We ap
prove this whoIesome dectrine and
earnestlv protest a-ainst the Republi
can departure, whcich ha involv d us
in so-called world p:linte;, inetualria
the diplomacy of Europe and the in
tri;.ue aud land-graning of Aa, aid
we esptcahly cudeon the 1i n
cealed R-:ublicac aai;.' 'iih Eng
iand, w~icer must u.ean d'ertuinatoU
aga?nst other frie i natiors as
hich has aire-ad. stdi-:d the nationi
vice while ipo:;y es ueing stran-gic in
Believing in the principles of self
government and rej cting. as did our
forfathcrs, the claim of monarchy, we
view with incigaiion the pirp)se of
England to over;heln with force tre
South Afrieu ruuius. Saking, as
we do, for the eratire Anorican ration,
ccept its p alica 0ffie-holders,
ad for Zl. frneeen everywhere,
we extend our syn;tics to the heroic
L r .ers in t, e ucp5a strui t
-n m taia their liberty au' id pera
We denounce tho lavish appropria
tions of recent Rep'blican Congres,
which have kept tax 1 Igh a w'Ic
threaten the p-ripetuativn of t heQ
I ive warlvies. Weoppose the acc la
tion of a surplus to be squard -1i
such barefaced fraudu nypa the x: ay
I er3 as the shippin ug iV i. whinc,
uder the !a-e 'ret:e of proi-cring
A -erican shipp.ing, -e ou d pt f -
earned miillipe into the priets of ftv
orite contributors to the Rcjublican
capaign fund. We favir the redue
ion and sped repeal ofthe war taxes
and a return to the titehonored Demo
ratic policy ot striet economPy in Gev
Believing that our most ciherishr- in
situtiors arc in great penil; th ut the
very existecce of our cerntutioaai
Repulic is at stake, and that the da
ci ion now to be rendered will deter
mine whether or not our children are to
enoy those bloed privileges of free
govrnmeont which havo made the Umit
ed States great, prosperous and hoa
orod we earnesdly askc for the foregoing
declaration of princies the hearty eup
prt of thc liter~y-leving Ansenican
people, regardien 0t previous party
The Widows of India
Last Sunday a sermon was preached
Iin a Washington cburch in which the
minister spoke touchingly about the
condition of the people in India. Es
pecially the dreadful suffering of the
little children left by the necessity of
the famine to "starve in the fields or
be devoured by jaickals," too ?eak to
defend themselves A few I -.ets and
figures may be of interest to some who
are not acquainted with the miseries
suffered by a large portion of the fc
male population of Q:1ecn Victoria's
subjects in India, and of whom our no
ble American women have been uncea9
ing in their efforts to improve the e >n
dition. There are nearly t wenty-three
millions of widows; (:f thcse fourteen
thousand are baby widows, under four
years of a-ce, and six'y thousand girl
widows be twe-en five and nine years of
age. Besides many miillions of des. rted
wives whose condition is in 'o:nc eca',
worse than that of the widow-, ti*:ir
lives are made so toiserable t!:a'!.:
prefer death, and thousands coamit
Woman is considered by the Hindoo
as a thing that (exists solely for their
use. She is given awray like a lifeless
thing to the man who is to he her lu+i
band, and who is comTanded by his
religion "never to l.-ve her or ; ut cau.
fidence in her." Otr three bunadred
of these poor and miserable child
widows and deserei wives arc casre'
far, protected. and htapp:, in a miidot
called the "Mukti Hlem -.' And ti'
something more can be dorne f--r the.-c
children than resculios a.- teaching
them to read and write, and by to di.
further fu!fiil the weords of cur taater,
' lungry, and ye gace mue mecat."
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An Offer Providing Faith to Sufferers
Eating Sores, TFumors. VGeers, r
all curable by B. B. B. (Baotanie Blo'd
Balm.) which is made especially to cure
all teribie Blood Diseases. Pecrsistent
Sores, Blood and Skin Biemtishes,
Serofula, that resist other trearteents,
are quickly cured by B. B. B. (Bot anic
Blood Balm). Skihi Eruptions, Pimis
ples, Red, itching Eczema, Scales,
Blisters, Boils, Carbuncles, Blotehies.
Catarrn. Rheumatism. etc.. arc all due
to bad blood. anid heece e-a-ily cured
by B. B. B. B>looPos.n prouo'
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ThE BEST TO COME.
Dr. Talmage Draws a Lesson From
The Marriaoe Feast.
A HOLY MERRIMENT.
Joyous Features of Christian Re
lig'on Clearly Presented. The
World Invited to a Feast
of Holy Merriment.
A rcp" rkable illustration of the
ubiquity of Eaglish speaking people is
furnishe: by tOe rcqucets that have
reach.d Dr. Talmage in northern
Europe for a sermon in out of the way
places where he did not expect to find
a single person who could understand
him. There as here, he presents re
liion as a festivity and invites all the
world to come as guests and join in its
holy merriment: text, John ii, 10,
"Thou hast kept the good wine until
This chapter invites ui to a marrige
celebration. It is a wedding in common
life, two plain people having pledged
each other, hand and heart, and their
friends having come in for congratula
tioa. The joy is not the less because
there is n) pretension. In each other
they find all the future they want. Tue
daisy in the cup on the table may mean
as much as a score of artistic garlands
fresh irom the hothouse. When a daugh
ter goes off from home with nothing but
a plain father's blessing and a plain
mother's love she is mi.,sed as muct as
ttiugh she were a princess. It seems
ha:d. after the parents have bheliered
ier for 1S years. that in a few sher
wonths hor Affecti,:ns hould have been
*arricd uff by another, but mother re
memb~ers how it was in her own case
when bhe was you,;g. and so -he brtees
up unti! the wedAiog I. passed ani the
baqlieters are g.oe, aud she has a cry
Weli we are today at the wedding in
Cana of Ga iiee. Jesus and fis mother
have betn invited. It is evident that
:here are more people there than were
expected. Either some pecple have
come wuo w..re not invited or more in
i. i ;;ins have been seut out than it was
Upo:ed "ould r--accepted. Oicoursu
I - 1e is not a suffi!ieUt supply of wine.
You know that there is nothing more
embarras-ing to a housekeeper tLan a
I .:at supply. Jesus sees the euoar
rassment. and he comes up immediately
to relieve it. Ile sees staiiding six
;ater p;ts. He orders the servaots to
fil them with water, :hen he waves nis
hard over the water, and iamediately
it is wine-real wine. Taste of it and
,,c for yourselves. No logwood in it,
no srrychninc in it, but first rate wine.
I will not now be diverted to the ques
tion so often discussed in my own coun
try whether it is right to drink wine. I
am describiug the scene as it was.
When God makes wlin. he makes the
very best wine, and 130 gallons of it
1tanding around in thie wa'er pots
wine so'good that the ruler of the feasts
tastes it and says: "Why, this is real
ly better than anything we have had.
Thou hast kept the good wine until
now." Becautiful miracle! A prize was
offered to the person who should write
the best essay about the nmiracle in
Cana. L i g manuscripts were pre
sented in the competition, but a poet
won the prize by just this one line
descriptive of the miraele: "The con
scious water saw its G~d and blushed."
We learn from this miracle, in the
first place, that Christ has sympathy
with housekeepers. You might have
thought that Jesus would have said:
"I cannot be bothered with this house
hold deficiency of wine. It is not for
me, Lord of heaven and of earth, to
become caterer to this fest. I have
vaster things than this to attend to."
Not to said Jesus, Thle winte gave out,
and Jesus by miraculous power came to
the rescue. Does there ever come a
scant supply in your household? Have
you to make a very close calculation?
Is it hard work for you to carry on
thinzs decently and respectably? if so
don't sit down and cry. Don't go out
and fret, but go to him who stood in
the hcuse in Cana of Galilee. Pray in
the parbr. Pray in the kitehen. Let
there be rno room in all your house un
constecrated by the voice of prayer. If
you have a nmicroscope, put under it one
drop of water and see the insects fl.at
ing about, and when you see that God
makes them and cares for them and
feeds them come to the conclusion that
he will tate care of you and feed you.
A boy asked if he might sweep thc
snow from the steps of a hou~e. Tile
lady of the household said, "Yes; you
seem very poor." He says "I am very
poor." She say s, "Don't you sometimes
got diseouraged an-1 feel that God is go
ingz to let y ou starv?''The lad looked
ny in the woman's face and said, "Do
su thiok God will let me starve when I
rust him and tnen do the best I can?'
lEnaugi :.hcology for older people! Trust
in G~odl and do the best you can. Amd
adi the eime.nCts of hou-ekeeping to
to hitm; he widl tal) y Ju control your
tempr-r and supervise your doanestics
and entertain your gu~s:s and manage
*.our he economnies. There are hun
dreds of women weak and nerv rus and
exhausted with the care of hoaaekeep
ing. I comme'nd .ou to the L -rd Je-us
Christ as the best adviser and u~e re~t
i dcie aid-the Lord Jesus who p r
formd his fiat airaclo to relieve a
1 learn a's> :rom this miracle that
Christ does things in abundance. I
thiunk a small supply of wine woulli
lave made up for the deficiency. I
thiek, cerealnly. thy mu~t have had
er ou.:b for half the guces. One galion
ot wine wili d,; certainly five gallons
wul be e'ough; errtai rly ten. But
Jesus goeus ,'n, and he giv'es them 3)
gal;" aud 40 gallons an~i 5) galens
and 70) gallons an~d 1(0 galions and 130
pi lons of the very bet wiue. It is
juse t ke himn-doing ever3 thing on the
lagest and most generous scale. Does
Crit. our Creator, go forth to make
leave? He makes them b; th.e whsie
forest full, notched hiku ihe f'rn or
sivered Ihke the as:sr or broad like the
plm;i tick.eta ;a the tropics, Oregon
f -reD lie tro forth to make flow
c. lie makes plenty of them; they
flamLe from the hedge, they hang from
ui e top of the grapevine in blossoms,
they roll in the blue wave of the violets,
they toss their white surf in the spira
-enougzh for every child's han:i a
flwer, enough to make for every brow
a chaplet, enough with beauty to cover
up the~ &hasliness of all the grave.
Does he go forth to create water? He
onr it out, not by the cupful, but by
a river full, a lake full, an ocean full;
puicg it out until all the earth has
enough to drink, and enough with
which to waah.
Does Jesus provide redemption? It
is not a little salvation for this one, a
little for that and a little for the other,
but enough for all. "Whosoever will,
let him coma." Each man an ocean
full for himzelf. Promises for the
young, promises for the old, promises
for the lowly, promises for the blind,
for the halt, for the outcast, for the
abandoned. Yain for all, comfort
f:.r all, mercy for all, heaven for afl.
Not n erely a cupful of gospel supply,
but 130 gallons. Aye, the tears of god
ly repentance are all gathered up insto
God's bottle, and some day. standing
lefore the throne, we will lift our cup
of delight and ask that it be filled with
the wine o! heaven, and Jesus, from
that bottle of .tears, will begin to pour
in the cup. and we will cry: "Stop.
Jesu:! We do Pot want to drink our
own tearsl" And Jesus will say,
"Know ye not that the tca's of earth
are the wine cf heaven?" Sorrow may
enduie for a night, but joy cometh in
I remark, further, Jesus does not
shadow the joys of others with his own
I griefs. He might have sat down in
that wedding and said: "I have so
mu:h trouble, so much poverty, so much
persecution, and the cross i coining. I
shall not rejoice, and the gloom of my
face and of my sorrows shall be cast
over all this group." So said not Jesus.
He said to himself: "Here are two
persons starting out in married life.
L- t it be a joyfoi cocasion. I will hide
my own griefs. I will kindle their
joy." There are many not so wise as
that. I know a household where there
are many little children, where for two
years the musical instrument has been
kept shut because there has been
tro.ble in the house. Alas for the
folly! Parents saying: "We will have
no Christmas tree this coming holiday
because there has becn trouble in the
houce. Hush that laughing up stair !
How can there be any joy when there
has been so much trouble?' And so
they make everything consiitently d>!c
ful and send their sons and daughters
to ruin with the gloom they throw
Oh, my dcarfriendss, do you not know
Lho-e children will have trouble
enough of their own after awhile? Be
glad they cannot appreciate all ),ours
Keep back the cup of bitterness from
your daughter's lips. When your head
is down in the grass of the tomb, pov
crty may coae to her, betrayal to her,
bereavement to her. Keep back thu
-orrows as long as you can. Do you
not know that that son may after awhile
have his hearr br-.ker,? Stand between
him and all harm. You may not fight
his battles long Fight them while you
may. Throw not the chiid of your own
despondney over his soul. Rather,
be ike Jesus, who came to the wedding
hiding his own grief and kindlirng the
joys of others. So I have secn the sun
on a dark day, strugglingamidst el uds,
black, ragged and portentous, but af
ter awh:le the sun, with golden pry,
heaved back the b!ackness. And the
sun laughed to the lake, and the lake
laughed to the sun, and from horizon to
borizin, under the saffron sky, the
water was all turned into wine.
I learn from this miracle that Christ
is not impatient with the luxuries of
life. It was not necessary that they
thould have that wine. Hundreds of
people have been married without any
w ne. We do not read that any of the
othcr provisionis fell short. When
Christ made the wine, it was not a ne
cessity, but a positive luxury. I do
not believe that he wants us to eat
hard bread and sleep on hard mattresses
unless we like them the best. I think,
if eircumstances will allow, we have a
right to the luxeies of dress, the luxu
ries of diet and the luxuries of resi
dence. Tlhere is no more religior in an
old coat than in a new one. We can
serve God drawn by golden platform
harness as certainly as when we go
afoot. Jesus Christ will dwell with
us under a fire ceiling as well as under
a thatched rocof.
What is the difference between a
Chinese mud hovel and an American
home? What is the difference between
the rough bear skins of the Russian
boor and the outfit of an Amer~can
gentleman? No difference ex:ept that
wieh the gospel c f Christ. cirectly or
indirectly, has eau-:.d. When Christ
shall have vanquisht d all the world, I
suppose every house will be a mansion
and every garment a robe and every
horse an arch neeked courser and every
carriage a glhttering vehicle and every
man a king and every woman a queen
and the whole earth a paradise, the
glories of the natur'il world harmoniz
ing with the glories of the mater~al
world until the very bells of the horses
shall jingle the piaises of the Lord.
I learn, further, from this miracle
that Christ has no impatience with fes
tal joy; otherwise he would not have
accepted the invitation to that wed
ding. He certainly would not have
done that which increased ti~e hilarity.
There may have been many in that
room who were happy, but there was
not one of them that did so much for
the joy of the wedding party as Christ
hiwelf. He was the chief of the ban
queters. 'When the wine gave out, he
supplied it, and so, I take it, he will
not deny us the joys that are positively
I think the children of God have
miore right to laugh than any other
peop)1le. and to clap their hands as loud
ly. There is not a sgle joy densied
them tnat is given to any other peo'ple
Chrisianity does not clip the wings of
tha -,xal. Reiigion does not froat the
flo tra. What is Christianity ? 1. take
it to be simni-ly a proclamatiou from the
throne of God of eunaacmration f-r ali
the enslaved, and if a maun acoepts the
terms of that prolamation and tbecomes
free has he not a right to be merry?
upoea fa:her has aa elegant man
en and sa rse grounds. To whon wi:1
he give the first privilege of these
grouis? ;Viii he bay: "My children,
you must rnot walk through these paths
or ait down under these trees or piuck
this fruit. Tnese are for outsiders
lhey may walk in them.'' No father
wu:d say anything like that. He
would say, -rhe Last privileges in all
the grounds and all of my house shall
be for miy own eh:ldr:n." AEd yet
men try to make us b,. ieve that God's
children are on the limits and the chiei
refrehments and enjoy ments of life
are for outsiders and nut b r his own
children. I: is stark atheism. There
is no ianoeat beverage too rich for
(3 ,s eni.d to drink, there is no robe
too costly for him to wear, there is no
hilrity too great for him to indulge in
and no house too splendid fur him to
live in. lie has a right to the j ys of
earth; he shall have a right to the joys
of heaven. 'lhough tribulation and
trial and hardship may come unto him,
let him rejoice. "Rejice in the L>rd,
ye righteous, and again I say rejoice"
I remark, again, that Christ comes to
us in the hour of our extremity. He
knewv the wine was giving out before
tnere was any embarrassment or morti
fication. Why did he not perform the
miracle sooner? Why wait until it was
al gone, and no help' could come from
any source, and then come in and per
form the miracle? This is Christ's
way, and when he did come in, at the
hour of extremity, he made first rate
wine, so that they cried out, '"Thou
hast kept the good wine until now."
Jesus in the hour of extremity! He
tian horgs in Poland great poverty had
come, and on the week day the man
was obliged to move out of the house
with his whole family. That night he
knelt with his family and prayed to
God. While they were kneeling in
prayer there was a tap on the window
pane. They opened the window, and
there was a raven that the family
had fed and trained, and it had
in its bill a ring all set with pre
cious stones. which was found out
to be a ring belonging to the
royal family. It was tiken up to the
king's residence, and for the honesty
of the man in bringing it back he had a
house given to him and a garden and a
farm. Who was it that sent the raven
tapping on the window? The same
God that sent the raven to feed Elijah
by the brook Cherith. Christ in the
hour of extremity!
You mourned over your sins. You
could not find the way out. You sat
down and said: "God will not be mer
ciful. He has cast me off." But in
that, the darkest hour of your history,
light broke from the throne, and Jesus
said: ' Oh, wanderer, come home, I
have seen all thy Eorrows. In this,
the hour of thy extremity, I offer thee
pardon and eversastinz lifel'
Trouble came. You were almost
torn to picces by that trouble. You
braced yourself up against it. You
said, "I will be a stoie and will not
care." But before you had got through
making the -resolution it broke down
under you. You felt that all your re
sources were gone. And then Jesu
came. "la the fourth watch of the
night," the Bible says, "Jesus came
walking on the sea." Why did he not
come in the first watch or in the second
watch or in the third watch? I do not
know. He came in the fourth and
gave deliverance to his disciples. Jesus
in the last extremity!
I wonder if it will be so in our very
last extreajity. We shall fall sudden
ly sick, and doctors will come, bat in
vain We will try the anodynes ano
the stimulants and the bathings, hu:
all in vain. Something will say, "You
must go." No one to hold us back,
but the hands of eternity stretched out
to pull us on. What then? Jesus will
comie to us, and as we Eay, 'Lord,
Je-us, I am afraid of that water; I can
not wade through to the other side,"
he will say, "Take hold of my arm."
And we will take hold of his arm, and
then he will put his foot in the surf of
the wave, taking us on down, deeper,
deeper; and our souls will cry, "Al,
thy waves and biilow.s have gone over
me." They cover the feet, come to tht.
knee and pass the girdle and come to
the head, and our soul cries out,
"Loird Jesus Christ, I cannot hole
thine arm any longer." Then Jeau.
wiii turn around, throw both his arms
about us and set us on the beach far
beyond the tossing of the billows.
Jesus in the lait extremity!
The wedding scene is gone now. The
wedding ring has been bsr, the tank
ards have been broken, the house is
down. but Je-us invites us to a grander
wedding. You know the Bible says
that the church is the Lamb's wife. aud
the Lord will afterawhile come to fetch
her home. There will be gleaming ot
torches in the sky, and the trumpets of
God will ravish the airwith their music,
and Jesus will stretch his hand, and
the church, robed in white, will put
aside her veil and look up into the face
of her Lord, the King, and the Bride
groom will say to the bride: "Thou
hast been faithful through all these
y'ears! The manusion is ready! Come
h~ume! Thou art fair, my love!" And
then he will put upon her brow the
crown of dominion, and the table will
be spread, and it will reach across the
skies, and the mighty ones of heaven
will come in2 garlanded with beauty and
striking their cymbals, and the Bride
groomn and bride will stand at the head
of the table, and the banqueters, look
ing up, will wonder and admire and say:
"That is Jesus, the Bridegroom! But
the scar on his brow is covere.l with
the coronet, and the stab in l?i si-le is
co'v.-red with a robe!' And "rh at is
the bride! The weariness of her earth
ly woe lo't in the flash of this wedding
There will be wice enrugh at that
wedding; not coming up from the poi
sorned vats of earth, but the vineyards
of God will press their ripest clusters.
and the cups and the tankards will
blush to the brim with the heavenly
vintage, and then all the banqjueters
will drink standing. Esther, having
come up from the baechanalian revelry
of Ahasuerus, where a thousand lord
feasted, will be there. And the queen
of Sheba, from the banquet of Solomon,
will be there. And the mother of
Jesus, from the wedding in Cana, will
be there. And they all will agree that
the earthly feasting was poor compared
with that. Then, lifting their chalices
in that light, they shall cry to the
Lord of the feast, "Thou hast kept the
good wine until now."
Blown to Atoms.
An accident occurred at Parkersburg,
w. Vra, on Wednesday in which five
men were blown to atoms, one other
so bauly injured that he soon di, two
mo.re probably fatally iraj tred and more
th.an 50 p.:rsons serionusly hurt. A tank
ear containing 6 000 gailons of oil was
in the Ohio River railroad yards for
shipment. A freight coming into the
'ard ran into an open switch and col
lided with the task car. The tank
caused a hole to be bored in the top
part of the tank and the oil ignited
All attempts to put out the fire failed,
acd it burned for several hooris Fi
nal'y an explosion oe-arred, cinsed by
the fire igniting with the gas that had
formed frome t be burning oil. At the
time of the esplosion there were 100 or
more persons standing around in close
promity to the burning car, watching
the flames, and the work of clearing
the track. There was a load report,
shaking the earth, the oil car flew high
into the a r and the burning oil was
scattered in every direction for a radius
of at least 50 yards. Msny of the
crowd who were standing near the car
when it blew up were deluged wi~h the
falling oil, but were no'. seriously in
jured. Some of the men who were
killed were blown out into a corn field
and it was some time before their bodies
were found. The killed were all fright
fully manglei The following were
killed: J. H. Hamilton, superintend
ent of the railroad. E. A. Lilime,
master mechanic. Charles Mohier,
yardnmaster, G O. Shannon, train dis
patcher, Bradley Reeves, freight brake
man, George Chalk, a fireman.
Twelve Persons Burnt.
Fire in the crowded tenements, No.
127 to 131 Adams street, 1-oboken,
earls Wednesday morning caused a loss
of 12 lives, five of whom were members
of the Winkler family, who were caught
by the flames while asleep. The buidd
ing was a three story wooden affair and
contained about 15 families who were
made homeless by the fire. They will
be cared for by the poor master. The
tenements burned were of comparative
ly small value and the loss it is thought
will not exceed $6,000. The origin of
Makes the food more del
ROYAL &AXMG POWD
He Was Frank to Tell the Young Man
V/hat He Thought.
1. A. Cppy. Ph. D., who is now a
su. -iul cli:.or in New York. studied
-li l:r-nk!u University. where he was
-:i:unted: at Oxford, England. where
ilo: 1:is <1egree. and at Heidelberg.
'rcrs-..r .lowett, whose "Life and
Let s areX:W' i:uportant literary contri
bu~ n.s. w: One of the most Interest
ing pirsonaliis to Doctor Cuppy
w.hen a siniient at Oxford. In his col
lection of anecdotes about the profes
sor he tells of a walking tour which
one of the matriculates took with the
"It was a great thing to get an in
vitation to walk with the professor,"
he said the other day. "and the young
man who was the fortunate guest was
so embarassed that he was unable to
carry on a sensible conversation. Af
ter they had been on the road for
about thirty minutes the pupil finally
spunked up courage and remarked: "A
nice day, professor.'
"'Do you really think so' was the
far-away answer of Jowett.
Another half hour passed, and the
boy stammered out:
'Nice road, professor.'
"The teacher responded: 'Do you
really think so?'
"The matriculate began to boil in
his bones and to get even more fright
ened, but he managed to again blurt
out, 'Clouds seem to be filling up with
rain, professor,' to which the answer
"'Do you really think so,
"The two returned to the college
ground and the professor said: "Well,
young man, we have been walking for
several hours, and everything you said
has been as stupid as It possibly could
"His companion replied: 'Do you re
ally think so?'
"The professor looked at the young
man a moment. Then he smiled and
grasped his hands warmly. From
that time on conversation never flag
ged during their walks." - Saturday
A Summer Evening.
It was a warm night and the mu
sical tinkle of silver against marble
from the ice-cream place across the
way could be caught by a trained
ear in the unbroken silence of the
front stoop where they sat.
"I'm afraid," she remarked with a
speculative air, "that the manage
ment of that new ice-crea.n parlor
have made a mistake."
"How's that?" he inquired, only
"Why, although the Ice-cream is de
licious and very cheap, they serve
it with spoons instead of forks, as
their exclusive patronage is accus
tomed to. The dishes, too," she went
on dreamily, "are rather large for
But her neat, boiler-Iron, double
rivetted hint had struck in, and soon
in the quivering glow of the electric
light they were sauntering over.
The Vicious In Boston.
"Yes," replied the Boston parent,
"a boy soon acquires vicious habits if
he is suffered to mingle with street
boys. Once I thought otherwise, and
permitted our Emerson to choose his
playmates, as chance should throw
them in his way, It wasn't a week,
sir, until that boy, in spite of his her
editary tendencies and the careful
home training he had received, was
asking me hypothetical questions that
simply reeked with casuistry! "-Puck,
Would Fill the Bill.
Mr. Bigheart-Wiggins, old boy,
we've raised $50 to get the boss a
Christmas present, and we want some
thing thiat will make a great show for
the money-something that will look
big, you know. Can't you suggest
Wiggins-Sure. Buy $50 worth of
rice and then boil it.-Baltimore Am
A H and y Panacea.
"I wish you would do somethng
for my husband," said the anxious
wife; "he seems to be worrying about
"Don't be alarmed, madame," re
turned the doctor, reassuringly; "Ill
relieve him of that."-Philadelphis
"What is an island?" asked the
teacher, addressing her interrogation
to the class in geography.
"An island, Ma'am," replied Johnny
Broadhead, a studious lad who had
Porto Rico in mind, "is a body of land
entirely surrounded by politics."
Rubberneck Bill-This here camp is
puttin'on city airs. They was a Greas
er killed of escapin' gas last night.
Bughouse Jake-What you givin' us?
"Fact. Ef he hadn't of talked too
much he might be livin' now."-Indi
The Boer Weapon.
"The prisoner," wrote the British
offica.r, reporting from the field, "claim
ed to be a non-combatant; but when
he was searched no fewer than six
Bibles of the most effective modern
type were found upon his person."
Hoax-My wife always takes me
along when she wants a hat. I can
pick out the very latest styles.
Joax-Haw do you manage it?
"By looking at the price tags."--Phl.
Bent on Revenge
The Atlanta Journal says it can be
readily understood that the murder of
the German minister at Pekin has
aroused intense excitement and furious
indignation throughout the German
empire. In his address to a force of
marines about to depart for China, Em
peror William undoubtedly voiced the
prevalent popular feeling in his realm
when he declared that his country
would dictate terms "from the palace
in Pekin." Evidently Germany will
go into the Chinese war with zcal and
with a tremendous foree. She intends
to have a large part in the settlement
of this question and the consequent
idous and wholesome
ER Co., nEW Yom
The Controversy Stopped Because the
Other Man Was Speechless.
"Just imagine! If you were a fdea
you could jump 200 miles at a single
"But I am not a flea."
"I didn't say you were, I said if you
"But you implied that I might be."
"Not at all. In estimating the rela
tive strength of a flea as compared to
man, I said that one of your size
could jump 200 miles."
"Nothing of the sort, sir. You dis
tinctly spoke of me as a flea."
"How absurd! I merely inferred that
suppose you were a flea."
"Do I look like a flea?"
"Why, no, sir, certainly not."
"Have I the arms, legs, proboscis,
anatomy of a flea?"
"Who said you did?'"
"You did, sir!"
"Well, sir, I am sorry, I apologize."
"You admit, then, that you did refer
to me as a Rea?"
"Why, no, I don't."
"But you have Just apologized."
"Well, well, let it go. I said you
were a fea. I apologize. I am sorry.
I was wrong."
"Good! You were wise. I am no fea,
"Of course not. Utterly removed
from a flea. You couldn't be one if
you tried. Impossible!"
"Impossible, sir! For me, sir? How
"Yes, sir, exactly, sir. How could
an ass be a flea, sir."-Life.
Evils of Good Advice.
"Say," said the man with the wor
ried look, "do you remember giving
me a lot of advice on how to conduct
my love affairs about two months
"Yes," replied the man with the
"Told me if I wanted to win the
girl I should make love to her moth
"Said if I could get the old lady on
my side all I had to do was to toddle
iround with a ring and say, 'when?'
to the girl."
The wise man nodded.
"Said for me to compliment the
mother on her youthful appearance,"
ontinued the worried man, "and give
her a jolly about how sad it was that
the young ladies of the present day
were not to be compared with those
of the past?"
"Yes. Yes. You won the girl, I
"Yes, I did-not. The old lady has
sued her husband for divorce, and me
for 6reach of promise."-Baltimore
H. Rt. H. Queen Victoria.
Itich Widow-Despite our short ac
quaintance and the fact that my youth
has flown you still make this proposal
of marriage to me, doctor?
Doctor-You have made on my heart
a# tmprssion that time can never
Widow (coldly)-H-m, and I had al
ways believed you were able to live by
your practice.-New York World.
"You are scarcely half civilized!" we
The natives burst into tears.
"Pity our misfortune!" they cried.
"For our gold mines yield only low
Then they turned their streaming
eyes toward the hills, whence a merc
handful of Anglo-Saxons were shelling
them perfunctorily.-Detroit Journal.
Discovered a Prize.
First Business Man-I have a gem
of an office boy.
Second Business Man-Why, I
thought you said he was so stupid?
First Business Man-So he is, but
nw that the baseball season has open
ed I've Qiscovered that he has no
living relatives, so he can't ask to get
off for funerals.-Philadelphia Rtecord.
The Work Cure.
"The healthy brother supported the
invalid brother for years and years
and years, and then the healthy broth
"What became of the poor invalid
"Oh he had to get well and go to
Right in Their Line.
Hoax-These messenger boys are
the lowest creatures on earth. I WOnl
der what becomes of them when they
Joax-Maybe they become chess
Askington-Do youi know Gabbleby?
Teller-Well. I have a listening ac
quaintance with hi m
Against the Combine.
The first victory in the fight against
the insurance companies comrosiug
the Southeastern Tariff Association
charging a violation of the anti-trust
law was won at Jackson, Miss., Wed
nesday Judge Powell overruled the de
murrer set up by the attorneys for the
isuace companies and practically de
clared that the anti-trust law has been
violated by the association, as all of
he vital points at issue in the main
uestion were involved in the demur
rer. The case now goes to trial on its
merits at the next term, Thirty-seven
ompanies a involved.
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