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A WEEK S RECORD
All the News of the Past Seven
HOME AND FOREIGN ITEMS
Kews of the Industrial Field, Personal
and Political Items, Happenings
at Home and Abroad.
THE NEWS FROM ALL THE WORLD
A bill was Introduced In the senate on
the 7th by Senator Vest (Mo.) to prevent
hazing' at military academies. The cre
dentials of J. T. Morgan, elected senator
from Alabama for the fifth time, were
presented. Senator Lodge (Mass.) spoke
in favor of a large army and navy In
the house the reapportionment bill was
further discussed. Bills were introduced
to extend the Chinese exclusion law and
to favor war veterans, when competent,
for official positions.
Senators Pettigrew and Hawley had a
sharp tilt in the senate on the 8th over
the canteen feature of the army reorgan
ization bill In the house the reappor
tionment bill, increasing the membership
to Mb, was passed by a vote of 165 to 102.
By a vote of 34 to 15 the senate on the 9th
agreed to the house amendment abolish
ing the sale of liquor in the army canteen.
-..In the house the time was devoted to
consideration of the river and harbor bill.
but little progress was made. A bill to
extend the charters of national banks was
On the 10th discussion of the army re
organization bill occupied the time in the
senate In the house the day was de
voted to further consideration of the river
and harbor bill.
William J. Bryan spoke at the an'
nual dinner of the Jeffersonian club
in Omaha and urged democrats to ig
core party reorganization schemes.
The Hubbell orphan asylum at
.Rochester, X. Y., was burned and 27
lives were lost.
Gladj-s White, aged seven, of Ken
osha, Wis., has disappeared and her
parents fear kidnaping,
The transport Sherman arrived in
San Francisco from Manila with 600
soldiers, of whom 437 were sick.
urgent petitions are pouring in
upon members of .ongress from com
mercial and mercantile associations
demanding the repeal of the national
Robert M. La Follette was inaugu
rated governor of Wisconsin.
Gov. Toole in his message to th
Montana legislature called attention
to the state's wonderful mineral
wealth and development and vigor
ously denounced trusts and monopo
Most of the business portion of Syra
cuse, Ind., was destroyed by fire.
The residence of Edward II. Taylor
at Model City, X. Y., was burned and
Taylor, his wife and three small chil
dren perished in the flames.
The Michigan copper district is flood
ed with spurious small coins, chiefly
five-cent pieces, made of an alloy of
lead, zinc and tin.
Thomas Chidester, aged nine years,
shot and killed his sister, aged 14,
near Marietta, O
-uorns Jones (colored) killed Eliza I
Xewkirk (white) in Indianapolis and I
then killed himself. Xo cause is known I
lor the deed.
Mrs. John Pachowski, of GI enwood, I
Mich., gave birth to three girls and one 1
boy and all were doing well.
n est .rionaa citizens will meet in
Pensacola to discuss the question of
annexation to Alabama.
W. J. Bryan at Jackson day banquet j
m umcago reiterated the principles of
the Kansas City platform.
The Kansas legislature met in bien
nial session at Topeka and Gov. Wil
liam E. Stanley in his message said a
general condition of unusual prosper
ity prevailed throughout the state.
The sixth Oklahoma legislature met
The Greene? county bank at Fara- I
gould, Ark., closed its door because oi
a shortage of $34,000. I
Later reports from the omhan asv- I
lum fire in Rochester, X. Y., place the I
loss of life at 23, all but two being chil-1
Frank Welch, pugilist, died at East-
on, Pa., from the effects of a fight at
Phillipsburg, X. J.
Governors inaugurated: James B.
Orman, Colorado; M. B. McSweeney, I
South Carolina: William S. Jennings
Florida, and Gov. Herreid, South Da
kota. The Minnesota' legislature convened
in St. Paul.
In Chicago over 100,000 persons are I
suffering from the grip.
It is estimated that there are 250,000 I
cases of grip in Xew York city.
The biennial election amendment to
the constitution of Iowa has been de
clared void by Judge Dewey of the
Sixth judicial district.
Six railway employes were killed in
& wreck on the Baltimore & Ohio rail-
road at Anderson. W. Va.
David Ozler's nrivate bank at Shiloh.
O.. was robbed br burglars of over
President McKinley is ill with the
The Sixth state legislature of Wyom
ing convened at Cheyenne.
In a fire that destroyed a factory in
Rochester. X. Y.. two firemen were
The Carnegie company says it will
erect the largest pipe plant in the
world at Conneaut Harbor, O., the cost
to be $12,000,000.
A son of X. II. Frazer. of Union
Springs, Ala., has been kidnaped and
held for ransom.
Arguments have begun in the su
preme court in Washington in cases
testing the validity of the present colo
nial policy of the United States.
Mhe Illinois legislature met in
Springfield and organized by electing
L. Y. Sherman speaker of the house
and John J. Brenholt president pro
tern, of the senate.
The one hundred and twenty-fifth
session of the Xew Jersey legislature
opened in Trenton.
Consolidation of the Union Pacific
and Northwestern roads is reported
as about to be completed.
The Minnesota legislature convened
in St. Paul. Samuel It. Van Sant was
The Wisconsin legislature met at
Madison. J. J McGilvie, of Black River
Falls, was elected president of the
senate and Georsre H. Ray, of La
Crosse, speaker of the house.
The Xebraska senate passed a reso
lution extending sympathy to the
Boers in their struggle to maintain
Timothy Collins and his wife were
killed by the cars at Harvard, 111.
Fire along- the river front in South
Brooklyn, X Y., caused a loss of $500,-
George Ward and James Jones
(colored) were hanged at Washing
ton, Pa., for the murder of Samuel
Wustlich September 29, 1S90.
The police records show a decrease
of 50 rer cent, in arrests since the
closing of saloons at midnight in Chi
The Sixty-second general assembly
of Indiana convened at Indianapolis.
Former officers of the Salvation
Army are oreranizinsr a body to be
called "Christian Comrades."
Measures to punish kidnaping and
lynching were introduced in the Illi
Mrs Philip II. Kennedy, of Kansas
City, Mo., shot her husband dead be
cause he sought an annulment of their
In introducing a kidnaping bill in
the Xew York legislature Senator
Plunkitt stated on judicial authority
that Charley Ross was drowned by
abductors in Xew York bay.
John J. Sadler, convicted of the
murder of Stewart McCune on July
5, 1S99, was hanged at Greensboro, Pa.
Theodore Roosevelt has been given
the freedom of Colorado to hunt for
Attorney General Griggs, before the
supreme court, argued that our island
possessions are the property of the
United States and not a part of them.
Gov. La Follette read his own mes
sage to the Wisconsin legislature and
recommended revision of the election,
taxation and anti-trust laws.
Will Ilines, a negro, was hanged at
Camilla, Ga., for the murder of Min
nie Walker (colored).
A man hunting near Atlanta, Ga..
discovered a large cave of excellent
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Charles L. Benedict, judge of the
eastern district of Aew lork for 32
years, died in Xew York city of pneu
Emanuel De Souza, a pioneer Portu
guese resident, aiea in spnngneia,
111., aged 106 years.
Congressman Frank G. Clarke, of
the Second Xew Hampshire district,
died at Peterboro, aged 51 years.
Ex-Mayor John P. Hopkins, of Chi-
cairo. Has been elected cnairman, oi
the state democratic committee.
The remains of Philip D. "Armour,
after being viewed by several thou-
sand persons, were buried in Grace-
land cemetery in Chicago
John Laing, who celebrated the one
hundredth anniversary of his birth
on Christmas dav and who is said to
have been the oldest mason, died at
his home in Chicago.
W. II. Redman, speaker of the Iowa
house in 1S8S, died at Xewton. He was
a civil war veteran.
Henry E. Burnham, of Manchester,
has been nominated to succeed W. E.
Chandler as United States senator
from New Hampshire.
Commander John W. Quackenbush,
United States navy, retired, died at
his residence in Washington.
Dr. George J. Smith, the oldest sur
veyor and civil engineer in Xebraska,
died at Omaha
Relations between Colombia and
enezuela are strained because the
latter helped Colombian revolution
The Philippine commission at Manila
has completed the code for the govern
ment of municipalities.
Gen. MacArthur reports that he in
tends to hold most of the active lead
ers of the Filipinos in Guam until the
resumption of a condition of peace has
The Boers attacked a portion of Gen.
Knox's command near Land ley and
killed three British officers and 15 men.
Prince Ching and Li Hung- Chang
decided to defy the edict of the em-
press dowager ana sign agreements
with the powers.
Minister Conger cables the state de
partment that there is ground for the
belief that the empress dowager is op
posing the acceptance by China of the
demands of the powers. Great Britain
has. assented to America's plan to ne-
g"iate peace wua ciuna eisewnere
man, at .feKing.
lioer commandoes were looting with-
in seven miles of Kimberley.
I 1 1 A U. t t m
AU Picons to reacn me steamer
Kussia stranded off laranan, France,
Joint Postal Commission of the Sen-
ate and House Has Made
POINTS ON WHICH ALL ARE UNANIMOUS.
The Various Questions on Which a
Diversity of Opinion Exists are
Set Forth in Separate Individual
Reports Second Class Mall Likely
to be Curtailed.
Washington, Jan. 14. The postal
commission of the house and senate
which has been investigating postal
matters for the past two years, has
made its report. The commission
unanimously reported in favor of ex
cluding from the second class mail
rate, first, books whether bound or
unbound; second, newspapers and pe
riodicals unsold sent by a news agent
to another news agent or returned to
the publisher; third, sample copies of
newspapers above a certain small
fixed proportion of the circula
tion. The commission also unanimous
ly reports against the continuance of
the system of transmitting mails in
the pneumatic tubes under present
conditions. The commission unani
mously reports that neither a change
in letter postage nor the establish
ment of a .system of parcels post is
procticable under existing conditions
of revenue and expenditure, even ii
otherwise desirable, upon which nc
opinion is expressed.
Upon the question of railway mail
pay there are five reports. First, s
report signed by Senators Wolcott
and Allison, which declares that the
present rate of railway mail pay is
not excessive and ought not to be
changed except by the discontinuance
of the appropriations for special fa
cilities, which is declares should be
Second, a report signed by Mr
Loud, concurring with the last-named
report, except that it recommends
the adoption of railway mail pay
ments m accordance with space occu
pied instead of by the methods now
prescribed by law.
Third, a report signed by Mr.
2Ioody, which declares that upon the
evidence the railway mail pay is not
excessive, but recommends further
investigation as to the prevailing
methods of loading postal cars and
inquiring into the question whethei
the methods may not be corrected
so as to result in a saving without in
jury to the carrier. In this report
Mr. Catchings concurs.
Fourth, a report signed by Senator
Martin and Mr. Catchings, dissenting
from the views of the other .members
of the commission with regard to the
discontinuance of appropriations for
Fifth, a report signed by Mr. Flem
ing in which he stated that he thinks
there should be some reduction in the
present rate of railway mail' pay,
either by a five per cent, reduction
generally and a still further reduc
tion on the routes where the volume
of traffic is greatest, or in case these
suggestions are not adopted, by a
change in the special pay for postal
Mr. Chandler does not join in any
report owing to his absence from
Mr. Fleming also holds that the
government should pay for the trans
portation of post office officials when
traveling as passengers in passenger
cars. Free' transportation for mail
men should, he holds, be confined to
BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL.
Fourth Annual Convention of the
National Building; Trades Coun
cil at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Jan. 14. The fourth an
nual convention of the Xational Build
ing Trades Council began here and
will continue during the week. There
are 300 delegates present, represent
ing an affiliated membership of over
100,000. One of the principal subjects
is that of the federation of all the un
ions in the building industry with a
view to sympathetic as well as co
operative action. A uniform scale ol
wages will be considered as well as
working hours and a system of arbi
EVIDENCE OF DISASTER.
Bodies "Washed Ashore at La Chlop-
pa, Corsica, From the Lost
15. The Italian steamer Leone has
14. The Italian steamer Leone has
been lost. Many bodies from the
wreck have been washed ashore.
The vessel mentioned in the dis
patch from La Chiappa is probably
the steamer Leone of 361 tons net reg
ister, owned by G. Denaro, of Catania.
She was built at Greenock in 1864.
Xo information as to the move
ments of the Leone can be obtained
from any of the shipping books at
William Xenfeld Electrocuted.
Sing Sing, X. Y., Jan. 14. Wm. Neu
feld, who murdered his mother's cou
sin, Mrs. Annie Kronman.in her apart
ments in West Thirty-fifth street.
Xew York, August 7, 1899, was electro
cuted in the state prison here at 6:03
a. m. ' j
King: Oscar Has Recovered.
Stockholm, Sweden, Jan. 14. King
Oscar has recovered his health and
will resume the reins of government
TENNESSEE STATE NEWS
The General Assembly.
The general assembly met at Nash
ville on the 7th. The senate organized
by electing N. H. White, of Giles coun
ty, speaker, and James A. Kirby, of
Robertson county, chief clerk. 'The
house elected E. B. Wilson, of Sumner,
speaker, and E. E. Adams, of Wilson
Gov. McMillin sent in his biennial
message. It required the clerks more
than an hour to read the document,
The governor reviews the condition of
the State, and comments on the signs
of prosperity. The message contains
various recommendations as to needed
legislation, particular attention being
cali ed to the necessity for more strin
gent regulations for assessment of per
sonal property, and the re-enactment of
the cigarette law.
The New Estes Fee BUI.
The fee bills introduced in the house
by Mr. Estes of Davidson have been
carefully drawn and submitted to the
scrutiny of several of Tennessee's ablest
lawyers. The old fee bill provided that
the different county, officers be paid
salaries, according to the population of
the counties in which the officers serve.
The present bills authorize the county
courts to fix the amount which ea.ch
officer may draw as pay, also for the
amount of expenses of his office and
salaries and deputies, but in no case
shall the total amount appropriated be
over 55,500 per annum, except in the
case of a clerk and master, whose office
expenses, including all salaries, must
not exceed 8,500 per year. If the fees
fall short of the amounts designated as
the, maximum expenditure, then the
officer receives only such amount for
his and his deputies' salaries and office
expenses as he may be able to collect.
The old bill was declared uneonstitu
tional in that the classification of the
salaries was based on population and
should have been placed on the amount
of actual labor performed. The court
decided that classification can be made
by counties, but must be reasonable
and not arbitrary.
A Peculiar Penitentiary Case.
John Jones, sentenced from Marion
county to serve two years for man
slaughter, went to Xashville one day
last week to serve his time. He was
unattended by an officer, saying he had
decided to withdraw his appeal and
come on and serve out his time He
bought a railroad ticket and went to
Nashville on his own account. He
called upon Gov. McMillin, but that
official told him he could not be com
mitted to the penitentiary without a
mittimus. Jones waited around the
governor's office for awhile, and then
boarded a street car and started for the
prison, six miles out. On the car he
met Warden Hartford, and in some way
struck up an acquaintance. The situa
tion was explained, with the result that
the warden gave him a cell. Jones is a
delicate man, and said he was anxious
to get some light work to do in prison
Chattanooga Merchants Act.
The merchants of Chattanooga have
raised a fund to purchase a boat to ply
between that city and Kiverton, Ala.,
there to connect with boats for St.
Louis and other Mississippi and Ohio
river points. This movement is the re
sult of the failure of the railroads to
grant the merchants satisfactory freight
rates to St. Louis, Cincinnati and other
points. The boat will make a round
trip everv eight days between Chatta
nooga and Riverton.
Confederate Soldiers' Home.
Revenue Agent Johnson, of the comp
troller's office, has filed a report of the
condition of the Confederate Soldiers'
Home with Gov. McMillin. It shows
total receipts during the past two years
of 26,552.07, and disbursements of 25,-
95.97. Farm products to the amount
of $1,533.37 were sold, 72.50 of live
stock was sold, and the Ladies' Her
mitage Association contributed 729.15.
First Through Train.
The first through train from Nash
ville to Knoxville by the Tennessee
Central route reached Knoxville on the
night of the . 7th, having on board a
party of Nashville business men, press
representatives and a few prominent
persona en route, altogether number
ing 110. The arrival of the train in
Knoxville was greeted with the shriek
The SI. C. F. Institute.
The Methodist of the Memphis con
ference are engaged in a movement to
purchase the M. C. F. Institute of Jack
son, rnis institution nas been under
the control of the conference for sev
eral years, but the title has been in the
hands cf the late Dr. A. W. Jones, who
held it for the benefit of the church;
yet it is important that it pass to the
church in fee. .
Ministers Memorialize the Legislature.
The Knoxville Ministers Union has
adopted memorials to the legislature
requesting the enactment of the anti-
cigarette law and prohibiting the sale
of liquor in towns under 5,000 in
Zlne Smelting Company Organized.
J. W. Borches, Capt. H. H. Taylor
and others have formed a company to
develop vast deposits of zinc on the
Borches farm east of Knoxville. Assays
previously made indicate a very rich
vein of ore. A concentrator and mod
ern smelter will be erected soon. That
section is developing into a rich zinc
The safe of the People's National
Bank at Livingston, Overton county,
was blown open one night last week.
Nitro-glycerin was used, but the bur
glars left no clew as to their ideutity.
FOE, GOB'S CHILDREN.
A Warm Welcome Awaits Those
Who Faithfully Serve Him.
Dr. Talmage Tells What the Trne
DlMClple of Christ Mar Expect
in the Kext "World Re
ward of Sell-Sacrifice.
(Copyright, 1900, by Louis Klopsch. N. T.)
In a very novel way Dr. Talmage in
this discourse describes what may be
expected in the next world by those
who here bend all their energies in
the right direction; text, II Feter
i, 11: "For so an entrance shall be
ministered unto you abundantly."
Different styles of welcome at the
gate of Heaven are here suggested
We all hope to enter that supernal
capital through the grace that is
ready to save even the chief of sin
ners. But not now. Xo man healthy
of body and mind wants to g6 now
The man who hurls himself out of
this life is either an agnostic or is
demented or finds life insufferable
and does not care where he lands.
This is the best world we ever got
got into, and we want to stay here
as long as God will let us stay. But
when the last page of the volume of
our earthly life is ended we want en
rollment in Heavenly citizenship. We
want to get in easily. We do not
want to be challenged at the gate and
asked to show our passports. We do
not want the gatekeeper in doubt as
to whether we ought to go in at all.
We do not want to be kept in the
portico of the temple until consulta
tion is made as to where we came
from and who we are and whether
it is safe to admit us, lest we be a
discord in the eternal harmonies cr
lower the spirit of Heavenly worship.
When the apostle Peter in the text
addresses the people: "For so an en
trance shall be administered unto
you abundantly," he implies that
some will find admission into Heaven
easy, rapturous and acclamatory,
while others will have to squeeze
through the gate of Heaven, if they
get in at all. The3 will arrive anx
ious and excited and. apprehensive and
wondering whether it will be "Come!"
or "Go!" The Bible speaks of such
persons as "scarcely saved," and in
another place as "'saved as by fire,"
and in another place as escaped "by
the skin of the teeth."
Carrying out the suggestion of my
text, I propose to show you what
classes of Christians will get into
Heaven with a hard push and those
who will bound in amid salutations
infinite. In the first class I put that
man who gets into the kingdom of
God at the close of a life all given
to worldliness and sin. Years ago he
made the resolution that he would
serve himself and serve the world un
til bodj, mind and soul were exhaust
ed and then, just before going out of
this life, would seek God and pre
pare to enter Heaven. He carries out
his resolution. He genuinely repents
the last day or the last hour or the
last minute of his life. He takes the
last seat in the last car of the last
train bound Heavenward. His re
leased and immortal spirit ascends.
Sot one wing bears down toward him
with a welcome. Xo sign of gladness
at his arrival. None there obligated
to him for kindness done or alms dis
tributed or spiritual help adminis
tered. He will find some place to
stny, but I do not envy that man his
Heaven. Ho got in, but it was not
an abundant entrance.
Sometimes in our pulpits we give
a wrong turn to the story of the
dying thief to whom Christ said:
'j.his day shalt thou be with me in
Paradise." We ought to admire the
mercy of Christ that pardoned him in
the last hour, but do not let us ad
mire the dying thief. When he was
arrested, I think hi pockets were full
of stolen coin, and the coat he had
on his back was not his own. He
stole right on until he was arrested
for his crimes. He repented, and
through great mercv arose to Para
dise, but he was no example to fol
low. What a gigantic meanness to
devote the wondrous equipment of !
brain and nerve and muscle and bone j
with which we arc- endowed, these
miracles of sight and hearing and
speech, to purposes unworthy or pro
fane, and then, through hasty repent
ance at the last, enter Heaven!
Cheating God all one's lifetime and
then taking advantage of a bankrupt
law and made free of all liabilities.
I should think that some men would
be ashamed to enter Heaven or would
prefer some medium place in the wide
universe where the palaces are not
so effulgent and the trees bear not
more than six instead of twelve man
ner of fruits and the social life is .lot
Again, the bigot will not have what
my text calls an abundant entrance.
He has his bedwarfed opinion as to
what all must believe and do in order
to gain celestial residence. He has his
creed in one pocket and his catechism
in another pocket, and it may be a
good creed and a good catechism, but
he uses them as sharp swords against
those who will not accept his theories.
You must be baptized in his way or
come to him through apostolic succes
sion or be foreordaineu of eternity, or
you are in an awful way. He sirivelo
up and shrivels up and becomes more
splenetic until the time of his depar
ture is at hand. He has enough of
the 6alt of grace to save him, but his
entrance into Heaven will be some
thing worth watching. What do they
want with him in Heaven, where they
have all gone into eternal catholicity,
one grand commingling of Methodists
and Baptists and Episcopalians nd
Lutherans and Congregationalists and
Presbyterians and a score of other de
nominations just as good as any I
have mentioned? They all join in the
hallelujah chorus, accompanied by
harpers on their harps and trumpet
ers on their trumpets: "Worthy 's
the Lamb that was slam to receive
blessing and riches and honor and
glory and powerl"
The bigot ascends with just enough
grace to save him. As he comes up
to the shining gate he sees standing
inside of it some whom he used to
meet every Sunday morning on the
street going to some other church of
some other denomination, and he
cries out: "Are you there?" I never
expected to see you in such a glorious
place. You were all wrong in jour
religious theories on earth and in
your form of church government
How did you get in?" -"Saved by
grace," is the Heavenly reply. "Saved
by grace!" The bigot is embarrassed
and feels for his creed and his cate
chism, and, lo, they were left on the
banks of the River Jordan as he
passed through, and he cries out:
T think I will have to enter on the
same terms. Saved by grace! Saved
by grace!" -
Again, the penurious Christian will
not have an abundant entrance. Per
haps he was not converted until all his
habits of tight-fistedness were fixed
beyond recovery. The people who are
generous were taught to be generous
in, childhood. You can tell from the
way the boy divides the apple what his
characteristics for generosity or mean
ness will be for the next 80 years, if he
lives so long. If he eat it all himself
while others look wistfully on, he will
be a Shylock; if he give half of it to
some one who has no apple, he will be
an ordinarily generous man; if he give
three-fourths of it to another he will
be a Baron Hirsch or a George Pea
body. For 30 years this man has been prac
ticing an economy which prided itself
on never passing a pin without picking
it up, and if he responded at all in
church would put on the collection
plate so insignificant a coin that he
held, his hand over it so that no one
could discover the smallness of the
denomination. Somewhere in the fif
ties or sixties of his life, during a re
vival of religion, he became a Chris
tian. He is very much changed in
most respects, but his all-absorbing ac
quisitiveness still influences him. To
extract from him a gift for an orphan
age or a church or a poor woman who
has just been burned out is an achieve
ment. You and I know very good men,
their Christian character beyond dis
pute, and yet they are pronounced by
all as penurious, and they know it
themselves and pray against it. We
all have our bad habits, and yet expect
to get to Heaven, and this skinflint has
his mighty temptation. The passion
of avarice well illustrated its strength
when in one of the houses of exhumed
Pompeii was found the skeleton of a
man who was trying to escape with 60
coins and a silver saucepan. For those
valuables he dared the ashes and
scoria of Vesuvius which overwhelmed
him, and many a good man has been
held' mightily by avarice.
But that brings me to the other
thought of my text, that there are
those who will, when they leave this
life, bound into Heaven amid saluta
tions infinite. "For so an entrance
shall be administered unto you abun
dantly." Such exultant admission will
await those who enter Heaven after
on earth living a life for others and
without reference to censpicuity. On
the banks of the Ohio or the Tuscaloosa J
or the Androscoggin is a large family,!
all of whom have been carefully and
religiously reared. In the earlier
stages of that family there were many
privations. The mother of the house
hold never had any amusements. Per
haps once in a jear a poor theatrical
play was enacted in the neighboring
schoolhouse or a squawking concert in
the town hall, and that was all the di
version afforded for the winter season.
I asked the manager of an insane asy
lum in Kentucky: "From what class of
persons do you get most of your pa
tients?" and he said: "From farmers'
wives. 1 asked the same question of
the manager of an insane asylum in
Pennsylvania, and the same question
of the manager of an insane asylum in
Massachusetts, and got the same replj-:
He have on our rolls for treatment
more farmers' wives than persons
coming from any other class." That
answer will be a surprise to some; it
was no surprise tome. The simple rea
son i. farmers wives as a general
thing have no diversion. It is break
fast, dinner and supper, sewing, scour
ing, scrubbing, knitting, mending,
year in and year out.- That mother is
the milliner, the mantua maker, the
nurse, the doctor, the accountant of
the whole family. She plans the ward
robe of spring, of summer, of autumn,
of winter, cutting, fitting, completing
garments, out of which the children
soon grow and must have something
else. The newspaper does not come, or,
if coming, there is no time to read it.
Xo selection of good books. The neigh
bors calling in are full of the same
grinding routine. Xo wonder so many
of them go into dementia!
Xow, the mother of whom I speak as
living on the banks of that river in
Ohio or Alabama or Maine ha gone
through all the drudgery mentioned,
and her children have turned out well,
good and useful men and women, orna
ments of society, pillars in the house
of God, and that whole familj-, after
the years have passed by and. their
work is done, will meet in the Heaven
ly country. From such a family some
will certainly have preceded her, and
the time of her expected arrival will be
announced to all the members of that
family already glorified and to the old
earthly neighbors who put down their
toils a little sooner than she did, and
she will have the warmest kind of home
There is another kind pf spirit who
will have radiant admission to the
upper dominion. There is a fact
which ought to have most emphatic
pronouncement. All over the world
fx-day there are men and women of
I consecrated wealth. They are multi-
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who feel themselves the Lord's stew
ards, and from their opulence they
are making a distribution whieb
pleases the Heavens. The check
book in the office drawer of that
man has on its stubs a story of be
neficence clear up into the sublime.
In all the round of the world's suf
fering and ignorance and woe you
cannot mention one worthy object;
to which that prosperous and gcod
man has not made contribution. He
is not irritated, as many are, by so
licitations for alms. In some poor
woman in thin shawl, holding in her
arms a child with rheum in its eyes,
this good man sees the Christ who
said: "Inasmuch as ye have done it
unto one of the least of these, ye have
done it unto me."
Well, this man of consecrated afflu
ence is about to go out of this world.
He feels in brain and nerve the strain,
of the early struggles by Thich he
won his fortune, and at 63 or 70 years
collapses under the exhaustions of
the twenties and thirties of his life
time. When the morning papers an
nounce that he is gone, there is ex
citement not only on the avenues
where the mansions stand, but all
through the hospitals and asylums
and the homes of those who will
henceforth have no helper. But the
excitement of sadness on earth is a.
very tame affair compared with the
excitement of gladness in Heaven.
The guardian angel of that good
man's life swept by his djing pillow
the night before, and on swift wing
upward announced that in a few
hours he would arrive, and there ia a
mighty stir in Heaven "He comes!'
cries seraph to seraph. The King's
heralds are at the gate to say:
"Come, ye blessed," and souls who
were saved through the churches that
good man supported and hundreds
who went up after being by him
helped in their earthly struggle will
come down off their thrones and out
of their palaces and through the
streets to hail him into the land which
they reached some time before
through his Christian philanthropy.
"Whj that is the man who, when I
was a-hungered, gave me bread!"
"Whj-, that is the man," says another,
"who encouraged me when I was in
the hard struggle of business life!"
"Why, that is the man," says another,
"who paid my rent when I had noth
ing with which to pay!" "Why, that
is the man through whose mission
ary spirit I heard the Gospel call in
Bombay!" "Why, that is the man,"
says another, "who helped send the
Gospel of Christ to tne aborigines of
America and caused me to exchange
the war whoop of the savage for the
song of Christian deliverance!"
"Stand back," commands the gate
keeper of Heaven, "all ye throngs re
deemed through this man's instru
mentalities! Make way for him to the
feet of the King, where he will cast
his crown, and then make way for
him to the throne, where he shall
reign forever and ever!" Xow, that
is what I call an abundant entrance.
You see, it is not necessary to be a
failure on earth in order to be a suc
cess in Heaven.
But I promise that all those who
have lived for others and been truly
Christian, whether on a large or a
small scale, will have illustrious in
troduction into the imported gateway.
Here and there in some large family
you see an attractive daughter who
declines marriage" that she may take
care of father and mother in old days.
This is not an abstraction. I have
known such. You have probably
known such. There are in this world
womanly souls as big as that. They
cheerfully endure the whimsicalities
and querulousness which sometimes
characterize the aged, and watch
nights when pneumonia is threatened,
and are eyes to the blind, and sit in
close rooms lest the septugenarian be
chilled and count out the right number
of drops at the right time. The mother
of a little child has her hands full, but
the daughter who stays home to take
care of an aged father or mother has
her hands just as full.
Whale I thus discourse I am aware
that some have not taken the first step
toward Heaven, and they feel like Jacob
Strawn, who took some ministers of
the gospel on the top of his house to
show his farms, reaching in every di
rection as far as eye could see. He
was asked how many acres he owned
and he replied 40,000. "How much is it
worth per acre?" was asked, and he re
plied : "Fifty dollars at least." "Then,"
said the minister, "you are worth $2,
000,000." "Yes," said Strawn, "and I
made it all myself." Then the minister
said: "You have shown me these vast
earthly possessions, and now will you
look up j onder, (pointing, to the heav
ens) howmuch do you own up there?"
And Strawn answered with tears in his
eyes: "Oh, I am afraid I am poor up
there." Alas, how many there are who
have acquired all earthly prosperities
and advantages, but have no treasures
in Heaven! They are poor up there.
But I am to-day chiefly addressing
those who are started for Heaven and
would have them know that while we
are apt to speak of a Lanphier, the
founder of Fulton street prayer meet
ings, as having an abundant entrance;
and Alfred Cookman, the flaming evan
gelist, as having an abundant en
trance; and Thomas Welch and Fletch
er, the glorious preachers of the Gos
pel, as having an abundant entrance,
and John Iiogers and Latimer and
Ridley ascending, like Elijah, in a
chariot of fire, as having an abundant
entrance, you also, if you love and
seTve the Lord and fulfill your mission,
whether it be applauded or unknown,
will have, when your work on earth is
ended and you are called, to come up
higher, an easy, a blissful, an enrap
turing, an abundant entrance.
Though the Hawaiian delegate in
congress has no vote in the house, he
draws $2,000 mileage as a consolation,
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