VOL. XXXVI-NO. 32.
BOLIVAE, TENNESSEE, FKIDAY, MARCH 15, 1901.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
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A WEEK S RECORD
All the News of the Past Seven
HOME AND FOREIGN ITEMS
News of the Industrial Field, Personal
and Political Items, Happening's
at Homo and Abroad.
HIE NEWS FROM ALL THE WORLD
Both houses of congress adjourned
sine die on the 4th after passing1 all
the large appropriation bills except
the river "and harbor, which was
talked to death by Senator Carter, of
The culminating- event of the inau
gural festivities in Washing-ton wn:i
the inaugural ball, and as a spectacu
lar event it was unparalelled in the
history of such gatherings.
Five men were killed and two otli
ers seriously injured in a mine acci
cienc ai ine jngiesiae zinc mine m
Center Valle3', Mo.
Citizens of Andover, Kan., held a
meeting and resolved to smash all
the saloons in Wichita if they were
Mayor Hess, of Arkansas Citj', Ark.,
has issued a proclamation warning
members of the Carrie Nation La
and Order league to drop proceedings
The inaugural parade in Washing
ton was a fine affair, and the decora
tions along the line of march were
the most elaborate in the city's his
Troops were called into service at
Tipton, Jnd., to protect an aged pri
oner threatened with lynching.
The Commercial club of Omaha ten
dered a reception to Gen. Fitzhugh
Lee, retiring commander of the de
partment of the Missou:
Henry Clay Evans, commissioner of
pensions, will resign, and will prob
ably be given a high diplomatic pos
Fred W. Upham, who returned to
Chicago from a 40 days' tour of Cuba,
says conditions there are not such as
to warrant withdrawal of American
H. E. King, an American fighting
with the Foers, says all talk of sur
render is without foundation.
The navy department is soliciting
annual bids from railroads for trans
portation of officers and enlisted men.
The bones of CJen. Xathaniel Green-3
were found in an old cemetery at Sa
The president tn the 5th sent to
the senate the reappointments of the
president cabinet members and they
were confirmed. Vice President
Roosevelt presided at the session and
was received with applause by the
senators and spectators in the gal
leries. An incendiary fire destroyed the
large lumber warehouse of P. Kuntz
& Wright, in Greenville, O. Loss,
John D. Rockefeller has given $110,
000 to Vassar college for a new dor
mitory. Robert W. Wilcox, Hawaiian dele
gate in Congress, sajs the inaugural
festivities eclipsed anjthing he had
Capts. R. P. Evans and II. C. Tay
lor have been commissioned as roar
admirals for service at Santiago.
Chairman Cooper and several of the
members of the insular affairs com
mittee in congress contemplate ri
trip to the Philippines and Cuba u
their own expense.
After a session of 50 days the legis
lature of Alabama has adjourned.
.7. E. Searles, organizer of the sugar
trust and late president of the Ameri
can Round Rale Cotton company, made
Bn assignment in Xew York with lia
bilities estimated at $1,000,000 to $2,-
The stock of gold in the United States
treasury on the 5th was $4S9,412,nS.
the largest amount ever recorded. '
Samuel Moser was sentenced at re
kin, EI., to 21 years' imprisonment for
murdering his wife and three sons.
A mass meeting at Louisville de
nounced Gov. Beckham for pardoning
The New Hampshire house passed
a stringent anti-cigarette bill, which
is likely to meet favor in the senate
and become law.
W. A. Stineborn, a ticket broker,
and Joseph Adler, his clerk, were ar
rested in Chicago for selling coun
terfeit passes on the Illinois Central
Five Utah miners raced with a
snowslide down a mountain side and
narrowly escaped an awful death.
A memorial to naval heroes pro
jected by the Annapolis alumni will
be erected in Battery park, New
In the United States senate on the
6th an amendment to the rules plac
ing a limit upon debate was referred
to the committee on rules. Senator
Morgan, speaking on his resolution
to abrogate the Clayton-Bulwer
treaty, mnde the prediction that if
Great Britain attempts to enforce the
treaty war will ensue. The nomina
tion of Robert S. MeCormick, of Chi
cago, to be minister to Austria-Hun
gary was received.
Sixteen business houses at Arcadia,
La., were burned.
Will Pavis (colored) was lynched
by a mob at Shreveport, La., for as
saulting a white woman.
The windows of two of Hannah &
Hogg's saloons in Chicago were
smashed by self-styled "home defend
ers." William E. Chandler, former senator
from Xew Hampshire, has been select-
. Brlt of the RnanUh. claimi
f -njmltsion. I
Appropriations by the Fift j-sixtl
congress total $1,440,062,345. against
$1,568,212,037 by the Fifty-fifth con
gress and $1,044,5S0,275 by the Fifty
fourth. Alaska has a population of 63,592.
against 32.052 ten years-ago.
The wife and two children of Post
master Morgan were killed by light
ning at Welsh. Ga.
Mrs. Emomns Blaine and Mrs. Cvru
MeCormick gave the University of Chi
Jn Atlantic City, X. J.. Albert Zim
merman, 40 years old. fatallv shot hi
wife and killed himself. Domestic trou
ble was the cause.
James Callahan was held in Omaha
as a Ludahy kidnaper under $7,000
The Maryland legislature met in spe
cial session to revise the election law,
ine members of the cabinet were
sworn in in the cabinet room at the
Senat or William?. Frye, of Maine
was on the 7th unanimously elected
as president pro tempore of the sen
ate, tne second time he lias been so
honored. Senator Morcan closed his
speech on the Nicaragua canal with
an appeal for a specific declaration
abrogating the Clayton-Bulwer treat y
Fourteen students of Lawrence uni
versity at Appleton, Wis., were sus
pended for dancing.
Ex-President Harrison is seriously
ill with grippe at his home in Indian
The import duties between the
United States and Porto Rico are not
to be repealed until March, 1002.
At the first territorial legislature
of Hawaii the native language was
used in both branches, contrary to
The Indiana legislature passed a bill
providing: a penalty of death in ex
treme cases and imprisonment from
ten years to a life term for kidnaping
The Lake Shore road has established
a school for apprentices In its mechan
The United States is said to have
sent a note to Copenhagen warnin"-
the government not to dispose of the
Danish West Indies to any foreign
The grand jury of Anderson, S. C,
indicted four prominent citizens for
holding negroes in slavery under the
convict lease system.
Two men were killed and seven hurt
by the fall of an elevator at Moline.Ill.
Hazers exploded a bomb in Snellhall
at the Chicago university.
Proposals for the acquisition of the
Panama canal from Colombia have
been submitted to Secretary Hay.
An order allowing Russian war ves
pels to purchase supplies of United
States bonded warehouses has been
suspended by the treasury depart
J. Otis Humphrey has been nomi
nated by the president for judge of
the district bench for the Southern cir
cuit of Illinois.
Admiral Dewey has been paid $0,570
prize money for his victory in Manila
Mrs. Sanders and her niece, Viola
Wilcox, were burned to death in their
house at Hot Springs, Ark.
PERSOXAL AND POLITICAL.
Maj. Daniel W. Whittle, for many
years the associate of the late Dwight
L. Moody, died in East Northfield,
Mass., aged 60 years.
Carter H. Harrison has been renom
inated for major of Chicago by the
Isaao M. Gregory, editor of Judge,
a humorous weekly, died in rsew
York city, aged about 65 years.
Michigan democrats have nomi
nated Allen C. Adsit, of Kent, for
supreme court justice, and Elmer G.
Goldsmith, of Petoskey, and Edward
Shields, of Howell, for regents of the
In an edict the emperor of China
annuls all decrees and reports ren
dered from June 20 to August 14,
1900, in order that no trace of them
be preserved in history.
John G. A. Leishman, the newly-
appointed United States minister to
Turkey, has arrived in Constanti
nople. Sixteen Irish members of the British
parliament were suspended for a week
and carried bodily from the house for
refusing to retire on division.
Filipinos surprised a wagon train in
Cavite and killed three American sol
King Edward has decided that the
proposed memorial to Queen Victoria
shall take the form of a monument,
to be erected near Westminster ab
bey. Minister Conger has written a letter
exonerating missionaries from the
charge of extorting money from the
Chancellor von Buelow explained in
the reichstag that Emperor William's
visit to England was purely- huniaue
in character and had no political sig
Rumors of peace negotiations at Pre
toria between Kitchener, Milner and
Botha have been confirmed in London
by private advices.
The story of John iIson Durant s
death in a duel at-Ostend, France, was
a fake invented by himself to break a
A workman threw a piece of iron
into the carriage of Emperor .William
at Bremen, inflicting a slierht wound
on the kaiser's cheek.
Irish leaders declare the riot in the
British parliament was provoked by
trickery of the government.
Judge Ta ft,-president of the Philip
pine commission, reports remarkable
progress toward peace and establish
ment of civil rule by natives in the
Sagasta has formed a new Spanish
cabinet, with Weyler as minister of
Mcmy-iw pi.gnws c muwuw
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To Banish Saloons.
On February 20, pursuant to a call
signed by 11G citizens of Ripley, a mass
meeting was held at the courthouse to
discuss the advisability of abolishing
the present corporation of Iiipley and
reincorporating under the acts of 1899,
This would bring the town under the
four-mile law, as the census of 1900
gave Ripley less than 2000 inhabitants.
Some of the citizens not being fully
satisfied with the result of the mass
meeting, which left the matter with
petition to the Legislature, it was
agreed by leading advocates on both
sides to hold a primary election, which
was done last week, with only the
white qualified voters participating.
There being leading business men on
both sides about the polls, quite an in
terest prevailed, and hard work was
done by both factions. It had been
mutually agreed to let the result of
this election settle the question so far
as this Legislature is concerned, or, in
other words, the result was to be an
instruction to the representative. A
vote of 233 was polled, which resulted ;
New corporation, 117; old corporation,
114. A bill will be introduced in the
Legislature to abolish the corporation.
This will leave Lauderdale county
without any saloons.
"lc Polnta In Law.
Mrs. Sarah Bloomstein, wife of the
late Louis Bloomstein, of Nashville,
and children have sued Lizzie L. Bloom
stein, Samuel Bloomstein and Max
Bloomstein. neice and nephews of de
ceased, respectively, to recover 818,000
insurance money which the neice and
nephews received after Louis Bloom-
stein's death. The defendants took
out the policies on their uncle some
time prior to his death. The bill
against Lizzie Bloomstein claims she
had no insurable interest in her uncle's
life and that therefore the policies were
wavering contracts. The other bills
are similar to the first except as to
name of defendant and amounts sued
for. It is not denied that defendants
paid the premiums on the policies. A
nice point of law is involved.
Land Owners After a Railroad.
J. F. Stone, W. N. Haskall and Mr.
Andrews of Philadelphia and Thomas
Cobb of New York are negotiating for
the purchase of the Jellico Railway,
from Athens to Jellico. The road runs
within sixteen miles 5f 40,009 acres of
timber and mineral lauds owned by the
Smoky Mountain Land, Lumber and
Improvement Company, composed of
these and other gentlemen. The com
pany has made two surveys for an ex
tension of this road from Jellico to the
property. If the road is bought the ex
tension will be made at once. The
property will be developed on an ex
tensive scale, several large sawmills
being built and iron, slate and copper
A Fatal Quarrel.
Tom Elliott killed Frank Ralls, near
Dover, last week. Elliott suspected
his nephew, Arthur Lewis, of stealing
his chickens, and went in search of the
latter. Lewis was located at a house
near by. Lewis and Elliott took a
drink or two and a quarrel ensued.
Ralls, who was staying at the house,
espoused Lewis' cause. This, so en
raged Elliott that he drew a pistol and
fired at Ralls, the latter falling on the
floor and dying almost instantly. The
ball penetrated the heart, and Elliott
was so close to his victim that the
sparks ignited Ralls' clothing, and- the
fire was not extinguished until after he
was a corpse. Elliott escaped, presum
ably into Kentucky.
Reports Will Be Favorable.
The reports of the legislative com
mittees on charitable and educational
institutions and the agricultural inter
ests of the State will all be favorable to
the institutions which have come under
their respective observations. Nearly
all the institutions need money for im
provements and a better conduct of
their work, and it is likely some appro
priations will be made. There is a
crying need for more roon in the in
sane asylums. Several hundred insane
persons are now outside of these insti
tutions, and it is felt that the State
should make provision for them.
Spanish Veterans Camp.
Capt. A. II. McMillan, of Jackson, who
was formerly captain of Company F,
Second Tennessee, has received neces
sary papers with which to organize a
Spanish veterans camp. It will be or
ganized at an early date.
Dead, Aged 106 Tears.
Mrs. Nancy Culver is dead in Fentress
county, aged 106. Her husband, John
Culver, was killed by Champ Ferguson,
the guerrillaleader, in 1863.
Missing: Minister Located.
Rev. Wallace Walker, the missing
Knoxville preacher, has been located at
Burke, Idaho, a.-sd writes his wife that
he is at work in a lead mine there. An
effort will be made to have the minis
ter returned to his family.
The board of health of Madison
county has ordered that all persons re
siding in a district infected with small
pox shall be vaccinated.
Steel Ralls Purchased.
N. C. Chapman, vice-president of the
Tennessee Central Railway Company,
ays he has closed the deal with the
Carnegie Steel Company for thirty
miles of steel rails, to be use la. the
construction of the Tennessee. f Jral
railway between Iebaaoo and tfash-
Echo of Dlvorc Salt.
Mrs. M. P. Quinn, who was reported
some time ago to have eloped with Dr.
W. G. Compton, from Westport, is out
in a public letter denying that she has
ever eeen or heard from Compton since
she left Westport. She claims to have
accepted a position with a theatrical
company while on board a train en
route to Mississippi, where she was sup
posed to have gone to visit a sister.
She further claims to have visited many
cities of importance, filling dates with
the theatrical company, and that this
can be proven. To add to the interest
of this affair M. P. Quinn secured a di
vorce from her at the last term of court.
and proceedings for a divorce will be
begun by Mrs. Compton.
A Tax Decision.
A decree hai been entered in the case
of Benedict Bros. vs. Davidson county,
et al. In this case the bill was filed to
set aside the assessment on logs cut
from complainants' land or bought
from persons owning lands, and also
on lumber manufactured from these
logs. The chancellor held that com
plainants were correct in their conten
tion and that the assessments were
illegal because forbidden under the
constitution, sections 2S and 30, article
2, and under chapter 435 of the acts of
1899. The complainants were given
perpetual injunction against the collec
tion of the iaxes claimed, and a ver
diet for the recovery from the trustee
of the amount of State taxes paid un
der protest. This suit involved th
assessments of about $200,000 worth of
lumber in Davidson county and millicnfi
of dollars' worth in the State.
Cock Fight Stopped.
Sheriff Tipton, of Walker county, Ga.,
arrived at State Line, near Blowing
Springs, four miles below Chattanooga,
just in time to head off about 200 enter
prising citizens loaded with game cocks,
who had gone out to pits in that vicinity
to have their annual cocking main.
Sheriff Tipton warned the sports off,
and they immediately prepared pits on-
the Tennessee side. The Georgia offi
cial notified Sheriff Bush, of Hamilton
county, and that officer, with a posse of
deputies, corralled and escorted back to
town about forty sports and spotted
some seventy others. Those caught
paid a fine of $5 each and costs, amount
ing in all to $9 each. It was the most
complete and, in fact, the only raid ever
made on these pits, which have been
operated for many years.
Dead Man's Identity.
In the latter days of December last a
stranger died at Jackson, having been
ill for only a few days. His name was
unknown and there were no papers of
identification on his person. The body
was embalmed by a local undertaker
and has since laid in his morgue and
has been seen by hundreds of people
with a view of identification. Last
week parties who saw the remains ex
pressed the opinion that they were
those of J. D. Cook, who was sentenced
to six years in the penitentiary at the
October term, 1883, of the criminal
court of Madison county for stealing a
team of horses from the late John
Robinson. The age and description of
the man in the morgue tally with those
of Cook. The deceased is also known to
have shown considerable knowledge of
Cook and his family before his death.
Sold to Southern.
It is authentically stated that the sale
of the Chattanooga, Rome & Southern
Railroad, from Chattanooga to Carroll
ton, Ga., has been made by the owners
to the Southern Railroad, which con
trols the Central, a new outlet to the
South. The Chattanooga, Rome &
Southern is 140 miles in length and was
originally built to connect Chattanooga
with Columbus, Ga. It is stated that
the purchase of the road by the South
ern means the construction at once of
the Stevenson extension from Chatta
nooga to Stevenson, Ala., to connect
with the Memphis division.
Chattanooga Armory Dedicated.
The new armory for the national
guard of Chattanooga and Hamilton
county, built by the city and county,
and the only building belonging exclu
sively to militiamen in Tennessee, was
formally dedicated la3t week. Gov.
McMillin, Adjutant-General Brandon
and Secretary of State Morton and the
governor's staff being present and par
ticipating. Weakley County Landmark Dead.
Ike Pettyjohn, aged about 84 years,
died at his home in the Eighth civil
district of Weakley county last week.
He was the first white man born in
Weakley county and has lived here all
his life. He was a consistent member
of the Baptist church.
New Bank at Whltevllle.
The thriving town of Whiteville has a
new bank. The capital stock is $20,
009, the principal part of it from Jack
son and Whiteville. The deposits al
ready amount to $40,000.
Died From Blood Poisoning.
Ed Wakeland, a prominent farmer of
the Third District, of Henry county,
died a few days from the effects of
blood poison, caused by a cut from barb
Judge Quarles Dead.
Judge J . M. Quarles died in Nashville,
aged 78 years. Judg? Quarles was a
member of congress in 1859, attorney
general of the Nashville circuit in 1S52
and judge of the Davidson county
criminal court for many years after the
war. lie waa considered one of the
ereateit criminal lawyers m Tengegsei.
MINISTEY OP TEAKS.
Dr. Talmage Puts Misfortunes of
Life in a Cheerful Light.
Shows That It They Were Done In
the Rlffht Spirit They Mlaht
Prove to Be Advantaare
Sympathy of Jesus.
Copyright, 1901, by Louis Klopsch, N. T.
A vast audience crowded the Acad
emy of Music in this city to-day to
hear Dr. Talmage. Discoursing on
"The Ministry of Tears," he put the
misfortunes of life in a cheerful
light, showing that if they were borne
in the right spirit they might prove
to be advantages. His text was Rev,
vii., 17: "And God shall wipe away
all tears from their eyes."
What a spectacle a few weeks ago
when the nations were in tears!
Queen Victoria ascended from the
highest throne on earth to a throne
in Heaven. The praj-er more often
offered than any prayer for the last
64 years had been answered, and God
did save the queen. All round the
world the bells were tolling, and the
minute guns were booming at the
obsequies of the most honored worn
an of many centuries. As near four
years ago the English and American
nations shook hands in congratula
tion at the queen's jubilee, so in
these times two nations shook hands
in mournful sympathy at the queen's
departure. No people outside Greatp
Britain so deeply felt that mighty
grief as our people. The cradles of
many of our ancestors were rocked
in Great Britain. Those ancestors
played in childhood on the banks of
the Tweed or the Thames or the
Shannon. Take from our veins the
English blood or the Welsh blood
or the Irish blood or the Scotch
blood and the stream of our life
would be a mere shallow. They are
over there , bone of our bone and
flesh of our flesh. It is our Wilber
force, our Coleridge, our De Quincey,
our Robert Burns, our John Wesley,
our John Knox, our Thomas Chal
mers, our Walter Scott, our Bishop
Charnock, our Latimer, our Ridley,
our Robert Emmett, our Daniel
O'Connell, our Havelock, our Ruskin,
our Gladstone, our good and great
and glorious Victoria.
The language in which we offered
the English nation our condolence is
the same language in which John
Runyan dreamed and Milton sang
and Shakespeare dramatized and
Richard Baxter prayed and George
Whitefield thundered. The prince of
Wales, now king, paid reverential vis
t to Washington tomb at Mount
Vernon, and Longfellow's statue
adorns Westminster abbey, and Abra
ham Lincoln in bronze looks down
upon Scotland's capital. It was nat
ural that these two nations be in
tears. But I am not going to speak
of national tears, but of individual
tears and Bible tears.
Riding across a western prairie,
wild flowers up to the hub of the
carriage wheel, and while a long dis
tance from any shelter, there came
a sudden shower, and, while the rain
was falling in torrents, the sun was
shining as brightly as I ever saw
it shine, and I thought: What a
beautiful spectacle is this! So the
tears of the Bible are not midnight
storm, but rain on pansied prairies
in God's sweet and golden sunlight.
You remember that bottle which
David labeled as containing tears, and
Mary's tears and Paul's tears and
Christ's tears, and the harvest of joy
that is to spring from the sowing of
tears. God mixes them; God rounds
them; God shows them where to fall;
God exhales them. A census is taken
of them, and there is a record as to
the moment when they were born
and as to the place of their grave.
Tears of bad men are not kept. Al
exander in his sorrow had the hair
clipped from his horses and mules
and made a great ado about his grief,
but in all the vases of Heaven there
is not one of Alexander's tears. I
speak of the tears of God's children.
Alas, me! they are falling all the
time! In summer you sometimes
hear the growling thunder, and you
see there is a storm miles away, but
you know from the drift of the
clouds that it will not come any
where near you. So, though it be all
bright around about you, there is a
shower of trouble somewhere all the
time. Tears, tears!
What is the use of them, anyhow?
Why not substitute laughter? Why not
make this a world where all the people
are well and eternal strangers to pains
and aches? What is the use of an east
ern storm when we might have a per
petual nor'wester? Why, when a fam-
ly is put together, not have them all
ttav, or, if they must be transplanted
to make other homes-, then have them
all live, the family record telling a
story of marriages and. births, but of
no deaths? Why not have the harvests
chase each other without fatiguing
toil? Why the hard pillow, the hard
crust, the hard struggle? It is easy
enough to explain a smile or a success
or a congratulation, but come now and
bring all your dictionaries and all your
philosophies and ell your religions and
help me explain a tear. A chemist will
tell you that it is made up of salt and
ime and other component parts, but he
misses the chief ingredients the acid
of a soured life, the viperine eting of
a bitter memory, the fragments of a
broken heart. I will tell you what a
tear is. It is agony in solution. Hear,
then, while I discourse of the ministry
of tears or the practical use of sorrow:
First, it is the design of trouble to
keep this world from being too at
tractive. Something must be done to
make us willing to quit this existence.
If it were not for trouble, this would
be a good enough Heaven for us. You
and I would be willing to take a lease
of this life for a hundred million years
i itTf Wfr 8 froyKf. Tfc. WrtJ,
cushioned and upholstered and pil
laxed and chandeliered at &uch expense,
no story of other worlds could enchant
us. We would sayj "Let well enough
alone. If you want to die and have
your body disintegrated in the dustand
your soul go out on a celestial adven
ture, then you can go, but this world
is good enough for me." You might as
well go to & man who has just entered
the Louvre at Paris and tell him to
hasten off to the picture galleries of
Venice or Florence. "'Why, he would
say, "what is the use of my going
there? There are Rembrandts and Ru
benses and Titians here tha t I have not
looked at yet." No man wants to go
out of this world or out of any house
until he has a better house.
To cure this wish to stay here God
must somehow create a disgust for our
surroundings. How shall He do it?
Ha cannot afford to efface His horizon
or to tear off a fiery panel from the
sunset or to subtract an anther from
the water lily or to banish the pungent
aroma from the mignonette or to drag
the robes of the morning in mire. You
cannot expect a Christopher Wren to
mar his own St. Paul's cathedral or a
Michael Angelo to dash out his own
"Last Judgment or a Handel to dis
cord his "Israel in Egypt," and you can
not expect God to spoil the architecture
and music of His own world. How,
then, are we to be made willing to
leave? Here is where trouble comes in.
After a man has had a good deal of
trouble he says: "Well, I am ready to
go. If there is a house somewhere
whose roof does not leak, I would like
to live there. If there isan atmosphere
somewhere that- does not distress the
lungs, I would like to breathe it. If
there is a society somewhere where
there is no tittle tattle, I would like to
live there. If there isa home circle some
where where I can Snd my lost friends.
I would like to go there." He used to
read the first part of the Bible chiefly;
now he reads the last part of the Bible
chiefly. Why has he changed Genesis
for Revelation ? Ah, he used to be anx
ious chiefly to know how this world was
made and all about its geological con
struction. Xow he is chiefly anxious to
know how the next world was made
and how it looks and wholive there and
how they dress. He reads Revelation
ten times now where he reads Genesis
once. The old story, "In the beginning
God created the heavens and the
earth," does not thrill him half as much
as the other story, "I saw a new Heaven
and a new earth." The old man's hand
trembles as he turns over this apoc
alyptical leaf, and he has to take out
his handkerchief to w ipe his spectacles.
That book of Revelation is a prospectus
now of the country into which he is
soon to immigrate; the country in
which he has lots already laid out and
avenues opened and mansions built.
It is trouble, my friends, that makes
us feel our dependence upon God. We
do not know our own weaknessor God's
strength until the lat plank breaks. It
is contemptible in us that only when
there is nothing else to take hold of we
catch hold of God. Why, do you know
who the Lord is? He is not an autocra t,
seated far up in a palace, from which
He emerges once a ear, preceded bv
heralds swinging swords to clear the
way. No. He is a father, willing at
our call to stand by us in every crisis
and predicament of life. I tell you what
some of you business men make me
think of. A man is unfortunate in his
business. He has to raise a good deal
of money, and raise it quickly. He bor
rows on word and note all he can bor
row. After awhile he puts a mortgage
on his house. After awhile he puts a
second mortgage on his house. Then
he makes over his life insurance. Then
he assigns all his property. Then he
goes to his father-in-law and asks for
help. Well, having failed everywhere,
completely failed, he gets down on his
knees and says: "Oh, Lord, I have
tried everybody and everything; now
help, me out of this financial trouble."
He makes God the last resort instead
of the first resort.
Again, it is the use of trouble to
capacitate us for the office of sym
pathy. The priests, under the old
dispensation, were set apart by hav
ing water sprinkled upon their hands,
feet and head, and by the sprinkling
of tears people are now set apart to
the office of sympathy. When we
are in prosperity, we like to have a
great many young people around us.
and we laugh when they laugh, and
we romp when they romp, and we
sing when they sing, but when we
have trouble we like plenty of old
folks around. Why? They know how
to talk. Take an aged mother, 75
years of age, and she is almost om
nipotent in comfort. Why? She has
been through it all. At seven o clock
in the morning she goes over to com
fort a young mother who has just
lost her babe. Grandmother knows
all about that trouble. Fifty years
ago she felt it. At 12 oclock.of that
day she goes over to comfort a wid
owed soul. She knows all about that.
She has been walking in "that dark
valley 20 years. At four o'clock in
the afternoon some one knocks at
the door, wanting bread. She knows
all about that. Two or three times
in her life she came to her last loaf.
At ten o'clock at night she goes over
to sit up with some one severely sick.
She knows all about it. She knows
all about fevers and pleurisies and
broken bones. She has been doc
toring all her life, spreading plasters
and pouring out bitter drops and
shaking up hot pillows and contriv
ing things to tempt a poor appetite.
Drs. Abernethy and Rush and Hosack
and Harvey were great doctors, but
the greatest doctor the world ever
saw is an old Christian woman. Dear
me! Do we not remember her about
the room when we were sick in our
boyhood? Was there anyone who
could ever so touch a sore without
hurting it? And when she lifted her
spectacles against her wrinkled fore
head so she could look closet at the
wound it was three-fourths healed.
And when the Lord took her home,
SltbOUfh you way hve been B
and women 30, 40, 50 years of age,
you lay on the coffin lid and sobbed
as though you were only five or ten
years of age. i
Where did Taul get the ink with;,
which to write his comforting epii
ties? Where did David get the ink:
to write his comforting psalms7.
Where did John get the ink to writrf'
his comforting Revelation? They gott
it out of their own tears. When at
man has gone through the curricu
lum and has taken a course of dun
geons and imprisonments, he is quaN
ified for the work of sympathy.
Jesus had enough trial to make him!
sympathetic with all trial. Tha
shortest verse in the Bible tells the)
story, "Jesus wept." The scar on the
back of his either hand, the scar on
the arch of either foot, the row of
scars along the line of the hair, will
keep all Heaven thinking. Oh, that
Great Weeper is just the one to si
lence all earthly trouble, wipe out
all stains of earthly grief! Gentle!
Why, His step is softer than the step
of the dew. It will not be a tyrant
bidding you hush j'our crying. It
will -tee a Father who will take you
on His left arm, His face beaming
into yours, while with the soft tips
of the fingers of the right hand He
shall wipe away all tears from your,
You have noticed when the children,
get hurt and their mother is away
from home they always come to you, .
the father, for comfort and sym
pathy, but you have noticed when,
the children get hurt and their
mother is at home they go right 'past
you and to her, and you are of no ac
count. So, when the soul comes up
into Heaven out of the wounds of
this life, it will not stop to look for
Paul or Moses or David or John.
These did very well once, but nov
the soul shall rush past, crying::
"Where is Jesus? Where is Jesus?"
Have you any appreciation of the
good and glorious times your friend
are having in Heaven? How different
it is when they get news there of a:
Christian's death from what it is
here! It is the difference between.'
embarkation and coming into port.
Everything depends upon which side
of the river 3-ou stand when you hear
of a Christian's death. If you stand!
on this side of the river you mourn,
that they go. If you stand on tha
other side of the river, you rejoice
that They come. Oh, the difference
between a funeral on earth and a
jubilee in Heaven between requiem
here and triumph there; parting here
and union tliere! Together! Havo
you ever thought of it? They aro
together. Not one of your departed!
friends in one land and another in
another, but together in different
rooms of the . same house the house
of many mansions! Together!
Take this good cheer home with
you. These tears of bereavement
that course your cheek and of perse-,
cution and of trial are not always
to be there. The motherly hand of
God will wipe them all away. What
is the use on the way to such a con
summation what is the use of fret
ting about anything? Oh, what an
exhilaration it ought to be in Chris
tian work! See you the pinnacles
against the sky? It is the city of our
God, and we are approaching.it. Oh,
let us be busy in the days that re
main for us!
The Saxons and the Britons went
out to battle. The Sa?:ons were all,
armed. The Britons had no weapons
at all, and yet history tells us that
the Britons got the victory. Why?
They went into battle shouting threa
times, "Halleluiah!" and at the third
shout of "Halleluiah!" their enemies
fled panic struck, and so the Britons
got the victory. And, my friends,
if we could only appreciate the glo
ries that are to come we would be
so filled with enthusiasm that no
power on earth or hell could stand
before us, and at our first shout the
opposing forces would begin to trem
ble, and at our second shout they
would begin to fall back, and at our
third shout they would be routed for
ever. There is no power on earth or
in hell that could stand before three
such vollej's of halleluiah.
I put this balsam on the wounds
of your heart: Rejoice at the thought
of what your departed friends have
got rid of and that you have a pros
pect of so soon making jour own
escape. Bear cheerfully the minis
try of tears and exult at the thought
that soon it is to be ended.
Do you not this moment catch a'
glimpse of the towers? Do you not
hear a note of the eternal harmony?
Some of you may remember the old
Crystal palace in this city of New
York. I came in from "my country
home a verdant lad and heard in that
Crystal palace the first great musie
I had ever heard. Julien gave a con
cert there, and there were 3,000 voices
and 3,000 players upon instruments.
and I was mightily impressed with,
the fact that Julien controlled tho
harmony with the motion of his hand
and foot, beating time with the one
and emphasizing with the other. To
me it was overwhelming. But all
that was tame compared- with the
scene and the sound when the ran
somed shall come from the east and
the west and .the north and the south
and sit down in the kingdom of God,
myriads above myriads, galleries
above galleries, and vhrist will rise,
and all Heaven will rise with Him,
and with His wounded hand and
wounded foot He will conduct that
harmony, "Like the voice of many
waters, like the voice of mighty
thunderings, worthy is the Lamb that
was slain to receive riches and honor
and glory and power, world without
IVot a Prieelea Relic.
"1 married you for yaur monevl"
she cried, bitterly.
Then, by a visible effort controlling
her sobs, she went on, hoarsely:
"And that is why you look like so
cents to ine now WJaUlmore Amsrit
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