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THE WIDE OPEN DOOR.
SUBJECT OF DR. TALM AGE'S SER
MON FOR SUNDAY, JULY 20.
The Ilruuklyil lllvlne Tells of tin. Won
derful Uei't pllvu ruwir of llean 11 Tliu
Pour, tliu Kleli, tlie liii'k, tin' Well, tliu
Learm-al ami the iKXorimt All Velcmne.
Bhooki.yn, July 2ii. "Tim Wide
Open Poor" was the subject uf I'r. Tal
mago's sermon today, tliu text being
Rev, Iv, X: "Ami, behold, u door was
opened In heaven."
John luul been the piusturof n church
in Ephesus. Ho hud Ui'ii driven I'rmu
his position in thut city by an Indig
nant populace. Tho proiu-hliu. uf n
pure anil earnest gosHl I in-1 made mi
excitomoiit dangerous tn every form uf
iniquity. This will often In- tlw result
of pointed preaching. Mi'ii will lliiirli
under the sword strokes uf frnlli. Ynu
ought not to 1k surprised ih.it t li
blind miui makes an out ery of jviln
whou the surgeon removes tin' cataract
from his eyo.
It U u gisid sign when you sec men
uneasy In tliu church -w mi'l exhibit
big impatience nt mniio plain utterance
of truth which smites u M-t sin rlmt
they art' hugging to their hearts. Alter
tlie patient has Ih'i'Ii no low tli.it fur I
week ho wild nothing and noticed
nothing It i thought to be a goisl nigu
when In- begins to l.i.i a littlr cross.
And so I notice that spiritual invalid-,
are In n fair way fur recovery when .
they Ih'Coiiiu somewhat I -. -i I I and
choleric under the treatment of the
truth. Hut John had o laiu'htily in
Cillpated public ltiiiiiity t!iat ile had
boon banished fmni his church and
sent to l'atnios, a desolate inland, only
a mile in breadth, against who-c rocky :
coasts tho sea rose and u i i 1 1 rl 1 its voice
with tho prayers mid hymning of the
You cannot but contrast the eon li '.
Uon of this banished aHistle with that
of another famous exile. Look at the :
apostle on 1'atuios and the great
Frenchman on St. Helena. Hoth re '
sutTcriiifjr among desolation and bar
rentics because of olleiies committi-d.
Both had pa.sj.iil through lives event
ful and rlirilliiiLT. Hoth had been hon
ored ami despisi'd. Hoth were hn'
rial naturi's. Hoth had ln turned
off to die. Yet mark the lullnite dif i
fcrclice: one had fought for the perl-h
able crimii of worldly authority, the
other for one eternally lustrous. The
one had marked his path with the
bleached skulls of his lollow.rs, the
other had introduced peace and ir""l
will among men. Tl no had liv.-d
chlelly for self ii-rgrnndveiiionf an I the
other for the glory of I 'hrist. Tie'
esses of tho one were achieved ami 1
tho breaking of thousand of hearts
and the acute, heaven rending cry of
orphanage and wid.'wh 1. while the
triumph. of the other made Joy in
heaven anions the muds i,f rod.
The heart of one exile was tilled
with remorse and despair, while t;ie
Other wait lighted up with thai.lis.lv
Inland inoxtiliuili-lio I hope. Our
St. Helena gather..! the blaekn. I'
darkness, clouds lighted up by ii" -nil
rising, but rent and Willed an I 'leav
ing with the lightnings nf a wrathful
God, and the spray Hung ovr the :
rooks Keoiued to hi's witli th iid.-ni
Datloti: "Tho way of the imodly
shall perish." Hut over I'atnios the
heavens wero opened, and the stormy
sea beneath was forgotten in the roll
and gleam of waters from under the
throne like crystal, and the barren,
neon of the (.'round under the aposile
was forgotten as above him he saw the
trees of life all hendimf under the rich
glow of heavenly frultuiro, while the
hourso blast of oonteudimt elements
around Ids sulTerim body wandrowned
in the tnuu)etlnj.' of trinuji'ts and the
harping of harps, tho victorious cry of
multitudes like the voice of many
waters and tho hosauini of hosts in
number like the stars.
What a dull spot upon which tost.ind
and have such a glorious vision: Had
Patuios boon some tropical island nr
bored with tho luxuriance of (mrpi-tual
summer, and drowsy with breath of
olnnumon and cassia, and tessellated
with long aisles of geranium and etc
tus, we would not have lieen surprised
at tho splendor of tho vision. Hut the
last plaoo you would go to if you wanted
to And beautiful visions would be the
island of Pnt inos. Yet It is around such
gloomy spots that od makes the most
wonderful revolution. It was looking
through tho awful shadows of a prison
that John Hunyuii saw the gate of the
Oolestiul city. iod there divided the
light from tho darkness. In that gloomy
abode, on scraps uf old pner picked up
about his room, the great dream was
It was whllo John Calvin was a
refugee from bloixly persccuiloii and
was hid In a house at Angoulemo that
be conceived the Idea of writing his
immortal "Institutes." Jacob had
many a time seen the sun breaking
through the mists and kindling their.
Into shafts and pillars of (lory splendor
that might well have been a ladder for
the angels to trend on, but the famous
sadder whloh he saw soared through a
gloomy ulghtovor the wilderness. The
night of trial and desolutiou In tho
eene of the grandest heavenly revela
tions. From the Iwirren, surf beaten
rock of Patiuos John lis iked up and
MW that a door was opened In heaven.
OOD BKBfl KVKHYTHINU.
Again, the announcement of such an
opened entranoo suggests the truth
that God Is looking down upon tlie
earth and ohsnrvtMit of nil occurrences.
If we would gain a wide prosper "
. ollmb up Into a tower or mountain.
Tho higher up we ure the broader the
luudsciio wo behold. Yot our most
oompiMlieiisive view is limited to only
a few leagues hero u rivor uud there a
lako and yonder a mountain peak.
Hut wliut must le the glory of tho
earth hi tho eyo of him who, from tho
door of lu aveu, U'holds at one glance
all mountains and lakes and prairlos
and ooe.ms; lands bespangled with
tropical gorgeoiisuoss and turtle regions
while with everlasting snows: Lebanon
majeslle with cedars and American
wilds solemn with unbroken forests of
pine; African deserts of glistening sand
and wildernesses of water unbroken by
ship's keel; continents covered with
harvests of wheat and rice and maize;
tho glory of every tone, tho whole
world of mountains and sous and for
ests and islands taken 'n in u single
glance of their great Creator.
As wo take our stand upon some
bl'ili point sluxlo objects dwindle Into j
such iiislgi.itlcaiico (hat wo cease to see
them in the luinutiio, and wo behold
only the grand points of tho scenery.
Hut not so with i lod. Although stand
ing far up in the very tower of heaven,
nothing by reason of Its siualluess es
capes his vi-iuti. Kvery lily of the
Held, every violet under the grass, the
tiniest licliotniK'. aster and gentian are
as plainly seen I'.v him as the proudest
magnolia, and not one vein of color In
their leaf deepens or fades without his
notice. I'roni this door in heaven (iod
sens all human conduct and rim world's
moral chan-vs. Not one tear of sor
row falls in hospital or workshop or
lii!i..i-in but he sees It, and ill high
heaven makes i rd of its fall.
The world's iiii.Uities in all their
-li; stlines elow'cr under his vision.
Wai-s and t.Hio.lts an 1 the desolations
of famine and earlh.piake. whirlwind i
and shipwreck spica 1 out before him.
If thi n- wen- no being hi all the uni
vcr-' but lio.l he could be happy with
such an o nl.i"U as the door of heaven. !
Hut tin iv he stands, no more disturbed
by the fall of u Uin.'il. mi than the drop
ping of a I .if; no more excited liy the
rising of a ton .tie than the bursting of
a bu I. (he falling of a deluge than the
trickling "f a raindrop. F.arthly roy
alty cl.it. In s nervously its sis.pter and
waits in su-p. ii-i. tile will of inflamed
subjects, and the crown is tossed from
one family to -mother. Hut above all
earthly vicissitude and the assault of
human p.i-sl . us in unshaken security
stands the King of kings, watching all
thea.Vairs of l is empire, from the In
tr. luelioti of an era to the counting of
the li ill's of y. oir h ..id.
A WW I.!-' 1..MUVMK K'Ul ril.WKHS.
A - iln. 1 l- .irn from the fact that a
.1 r in heaven is o-iie.l that there is
a w iv of entrance for our prayers and
nf egress for divilic blessings,. It d'los
not s. i that our weak voice has
strength e:i..u .-il to climb up to liml's
ear. Shall not .iir prayers be lost in
the clouds: Have words wingst The
t-rh i- plain lleav. n s door is wide
,.;.. n tor in1 oierv prayer. Must it
li t be ,.iil: i inghr ii not to ring up
v.ith the -tr.-:.g:;, of stout hiug: Must
it not b-'a I uid ill -ueh as drowning
men n't -r. or li:c the shout of some
chieftain i i ''' ' battle: ,'.,; a vllisicr
i- as good as a shout, and the mere
wish.,,' the -on! in profound silence is
a. g I a Ys-icr. It rises Just as
high and .' ipl.shes just as much.
Hul oa. ht le i prayer to 1m- made up
of g .l l. n word- il it is to enter such a
splendid l 'or a i l I've beside seraphim
and arch nig. I : i liight Hot every
phrase I,., roundel into p. rfocflon.
ought not the language ls musical and
classic an 1 p ii-tic and rhetorical.' No;
ih" Most ill lerate oiucry. the iiniointeil
petition, the clumsy phrase, tho sen
tence hrcahing lot. i grammatical blllll-
' dors, an iiuw. .rdisl groan, is just on ef
fectual if it be the utterance of the
I soul's want A heart nil covered up
I with garlands nf thought would be no
attraction t. lod. but a heart broken
i and contrite fiat is the acceptable sou-
1 rillec. "I know that my Redeemer
Iheth." riing up in the mighty liar-
I inony of a mu-ical academy, may over
power our car and heart, but it will
not rca h the ear of liod like tho
broken voiced hymn of some sufferer
i amid rags and desolation looking up
i trustfully to a Saviour's compassion,
singing at il I tears and pangs, "I know
' that my Ucdecnier livcth."
I I suppose that then' was more rhet
: orle and cla-sie elegance In the prayers
of the Pharisee than of the publican,
I but you know which was successful.
You may kni". I with complete elegance
! on sonic soft cushion at an altar of ala
baster and utter a prayer of Miltonle
sublimity, but neither your graceful
pi .stun' nor the roll of your blank verso
will attract heavenly attention, while
over sonic dark cell ar in which a Chris
tian pauper Is prostrate in th straw
angel- bend from their thrones and cry
ono to urn it her, "Heboid, ho prays!"
Throiih this open door of heaven
what a long procession of prayers Is
ronflnually passing! What thanksgiv
ings! What confessions: What Inter
resslons! What huscechlngs! "And
behold, a door was ox'iiei hi heaven."
IT IS nl'H.N TllVr Wit .XIA L'MlK IS.
Again, tho d, Mir of heaven Is opened
to allow us the opportunity of look
ing in. Christ wliiiu he came from
Hothlehom left it okii, and no one
since has dunl to shut it. Matt-how
throw It -it i II wider open when he oame
to write, mid l'aul pushed the door
further back when he spoke of the
glory to bo revealed, and John In Rev
elation actually point us to tlie harps,
and the waters, and the orowns, and
tho thrones. There are profound mys
teries about that blessed place that we
cannot solve. Hut look through this
wide os'ti door of heaven and see
what ynu can see. Ond means ns to
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look and catch up now something of
the rapture, and uttune our hearts to
It Is widn oH-n enough. to Christ.
Heboid hi u, the ehlof among ton thou
sand, all the bannered pomp of hen veil
at his feet. With your enkindled fnltu
look on ulnns these ranksof gh iry. Wutuh
how their palms wave and hear how
their voices ring. Floods clapping their
hands, streets gleaming with gold, un
counted multitudes ever accumulating
in number and ever rising up Into glad
dor hosaiinus. If you cannot stand to
look upon that Joy for at least one
hour, how could you endure to dwell
among It forever f You would wish
yourself out of it in thnsj days and
i'hooso tho earth again or any other
place when' it was not always Sunday.
My hearer In worldly proM'rlty,
iilllu'ent, honored, healthy and happy,
look hi miou that company of the re-
deemed, and see how the poor soul In
heaven Is better otf than you are,
brighter In npmrel, richer In estate,
higher hi power. Hearers, iitrlictcd
iiml tried, look In through that open
door that you may see to what glad
ness mid (.lory you arocomlng. to what
life, to what riches, to what royalty.
Henri 'is, pleased to fascination with
this world, gather up your souls for
one appreciative hsik upon riches that
ucv. r tly away, upon health that never
sickens, upon scepters that lux'er
break, iiikiii exiH'ctations that an1
'never disappointed. Look In ami see
I if there are not ugh crowns to pay
' us for all our battles, tuoiigh rout to
relieve all our fatigues, enough living
fountains to ipieiich nil our thirst,
enough glory to dash out forever and
ever all earth's sighing and rosllcSKiii'ss
and darkness. Hat ties ended, tears
ih-.i awiy. inoi-ii- piueivu m.iu me
bos, mis, stabs healed, the toiiih riven
what a sci in to hsik upon!
wk si w i-:nti:h mk wkx thhoi ihi it,
Atiin. the disir of heaven stands
ois'ii for the Christian's final entrance.
Heath to the righteous is not climbing '
high wall- or fording di-cp river, but It '
is eiiierin : an op,.ii do.,r. If you rver
vi-it the ol I homestead when' you were '
lu.rn. and while lather and mother are
vet alive, as you go up the lane in front
of t!ie farm house, and put your band
on the door and lift the latch, do you 1
sluiil lor with fear: No. you an1 glnd
to enter. So your last sickness will lie
only the lane in front of your Father's
house, from which you hear the voice j
uf singing Is'fore you read: the dour.
And leath.th.it is the lifting of tho
latch before you enter. I he mi-clings and
embraces of the Innumerable family of I
the righteous. Nay. there Is no latch, I
for John says the door Is already open, i
Whii t a i ip'iny of spirits ha veal ready
entered those .rias. bright mid shin
ing. Sail released from tho earthly!
prison house, how they shouted as they
went through! Spirits that ssl up
from the llain - of martyrdom, making
heaven richer as they went In, niiii-ing
tin Ir notes into tl -lesihd harini.ny. ,
And that d . .r has not K-gun toshut j
If rodts-iiieil by grace we nil shall enter
it. This .-idenf it we have wept, but
on the other side of it we shall -never j
weep. I n this side we may have grown ;
sick with weariness, hut on the other
side of it we shall In-without fatigue,
nil this side we bl.-cd with the war
rior's wounds, on I he other side we
shall have the victor's uihii. 'When
you think of dyingwli.it makes your
brow contract, what makes you breathe
ni .l.i'i mid sigh: What makes you
gloomy in wis.iiig a grax-e yanlf Fol
lower of Christ, you have been think
ing that death is something terrible,
the measuring of lances with a Mi-er-ful
antagonist, the closing in of a eon
tlict xvhl eh may lie your everlnstitnr de
feat. You do not want much to think
of t ing. Tlie step Is yond this life
seem- so mysterious ymi dread the tak
ing of It. Why, who taught you this
lesson of horrorsf Heaven's door Is
wide op'Mi. and you step out of your
sick r siui into those portals.
Not ns long as a minute will ebipsc
Is'tw en your departure and your ar
rival I here. Not half so long as the
twinkling of an eye. Not the millionth
part of an instant. There Is no stum
iiliug Into d ir.nicss. There Is tin plung
ing down into mysterious depths. The
disir Is open. This instant you are
here, the next you are then-. When a
vessel str i"k the rocks of the lVeiieh
coast while the crew were clanilieriiig
up the Is'iich a cage of birds in tlie
ship's cabin, awakened, iM'giui to ring
most sweetly, and when the last mall
loft the vessel they wen. singing yet.
Kveii so In the last hour of our dissolu
tion, when driven on the coast of the
other world, may our disembarkation
frmu this rough, tossing life Is amid
the eternal singing of a thousand prom
iscs of deliverance and victory!
Ml IIKI.IKMNO OXK Wll.t. UK Tl'HXKI)
For all res utiug and believing souls
thiid iornf heaven Is now wide iien,
tho door of ineii-y, thodonrnf comfort,
for the KHiresi as well as the wealth
iest, for the oui law as well as for the
moralist, for Chinese cisillu as well as
his emperor, for the Ituxsliin boor as
well as the czar, for the Turk its well
us tho suhati. Ibeher than all woulfh,
more ri'fivshlug than nil fountains,
deeper than all depths, higher than all
heights and broader than nil breadths
is tlie salvation of Jnsus Christ whloh
I press upon your consideration. Cotne,
all ye travelers of the tlcscrt, under
these palm trees. (lh, If I oould gather
boforo you thai treiuetidous future upon
which yoti are Invited to enter domin
ions and priiieip dities, day without
night, martyrs under the tlinine, and
the four-and-twenty ciders falling boforo
It stretching off in great distances
the hundr'd and forty and four thou.
Ejector" (Syphon) Sanitary Closets Latest
sand, and thousand", of thousands,
host beside host, rank beyond rank, hi
Infinite distance; nations of the saved
beyond nations of tho sax'cd, until an
gelic visions cease to catch anything
inoro than the faint outline of whole
empires yet outstretching biyond the
capacity of any vision save the eye of
liod Almighty. Then, after I hail fin
ished tlie sketch, I would like to ask
you if that plaoo is not grand enough
and high enough and if anything could
bo added, any purity to the whiteness
of the robes, any power to tho ac
claiming thunders of Its worship. And
ail thut tuny bo yours.
ODDS AND ENDS.
The nude has noticeably diminished
In the 1'aris salon. It doesn't sell as it
used to sell, having declined In fashion
with tlie doml inoude, and the leading
artists are now somewhat careful about
warningotf by too startling displays the
steadily increasing number of young
women pupils of recognized resHetttbll
Hypnotism has reached that point
that the French authorities think of
creating a suH'rior council of medical
jiirlspriidciiiii at the ministry of Justice,
to be cotiiiscd of medical men mid
magistrates, who will he nspiln'd to
give opinions tut to the responsibility of
criminals In connection with the ipies
lions of suggestion and hypnotism and
A monstrous chunk of ore was taken
from the Mountain Consolidated mine
nt Hutte City. Mont., a few days ago.
It was tMi large to put on a two horse
wairon and it four horse team was
usisi. The ore is estimated to weigh
nearly four tons and Is ucnrlv solid
copsr and silver. It has been ImiiiiiiI
with In K.ps of Iron and boxed up, pro
punitory to shipment, probably to Kil
rope. A inox-en t has at last started against
the gates mid bars which are still put
across some London streets by the ad
jacent landholders. The selis-t com-
mitlee of the lions,' of commons up
s,inted for its consideration has passed
the preamble of the bill promoted by
the London county council for tho re
inovid of certain gutisi mid bars on the
estate of the Huke of Bedford.
Pound Kccicr Finn, of New York,
estimates the dog population of that I
city at from Ja.nun to Wl.tuNi. During i
the past year the dog catchers caught j
7,4ilsi dogs, :',iniiif which were reibs'mcd I
by their ow ners mying ii Hue, the re
maiudcr Is-iug asphyxiated. I
In ISO I there were thirty five trans !
latiotisof the Scriptures In existence; I
since the formation of the British and
Foreign I tibl.' society In that year ten!
millions of money has liceii expended
In the work of circulating the Bible,
and then-are now-nearly !KM trausla
tloiis of the Scriptures.
In u letter written by Thomas Jeffer
son in 1771 ton friend in London there
is an order for "I J don. pr. India cot
ton stiK'kings for myself at Ids a pair."
Ten shilling Is an isiiivalent of 2.511
a big prie" for a pair of cotton stis'k
lugs. Owing to knitting machines,
el lea I st cotton, etc., they now cost
about that sum r dozen.
The present year the tercentenary
of the disinvery of the micrnscnic,
which in its crude form was due to
.Iaiis. ii. a spis'tnclo maker of Middle
burg, Holland. The occasion is to lie
celebrated by an International micro
soopie exhibition, which Is to Is-shortly
held at Antwerp, when an endeavor
will ls made in bring together a col
lection of Instruments which will fairly
show the progress of the microscope,
from its simple original form to that of
the present day.
A somewhat unusual deporit was
made with the Notre Dame Savings
bank In Montreal some time ago for
safe kis 'plug. It consisted of a Bible
221 years old. The work is said to be
In a good state of preservation and to
be a Lutheran Bible, published in
Amsterdam in ltlti!) by S. lies Marots,
professor of theology in one of the mil
versltliw of Holland, and his son, who
styles himself "a minister of the gos
pel." It Is a French version of tlie
Scriptures and illustrated.
The great wall of China, extending
for twelve hundred KuglMi milos along
what was oiieu the whole northern
frontier of tlie Chlni-so empire from
twenty to tweuty-llvo fift high, wide
enough for six horses to run abreast
and furnished with a suitable number
of gates end bastions contains, it has
been carefully estimated, more material
thifn all the buildings of the British
empire put together.
A fourln hand coach race lately took
place from Vienna to I'rvsburg. The
participants wen' among tlie elite of
Austrian arlstis-rncy. Count Wiiiiptcl's
team was tho winner, covering the dis
tance In three hours. The first prize
was 1,000 gulden and a gold medal; a
gold mislal was tliu second prize, Vi
enna and 1'resburg society turned out
almost en masse to see the raoo, and
tlie roads Is'tween the two oltice were
thronged with sightseers.
It Is not twenty years since the Jap
anese begun to reform thnlr instltu
tinna, and during that time nothing has
more clearly shown thnlr adaptability
and Intelligence than the progress whloh
they have initde in education. Out of
8,740,920 children of selnsl age In tlie
empire S.HOO.OOO are enrolled In the
public schools, whllo univorsltlea, ooin
Diemlal schools, schools of fine art and
of music, schools for the deaf, dumb
and blind, law ooursos in Herman,
.ranch and English, libraries and mu
emitns all form part of a thorough and
THE LOST ANL FOUND.
LESSON IV, THIRD QUARTER, INTER
NATIONAL SERIES, JULY 27.
fast of ths Lruon, talks ST. t-10 Com
mit Verses, 4-1 Oolilen Text, Lakt
sv, 10 Commentary bj Ba. D, M.
Couipllisl from Uut Ili'ls-r Quarterly bj p
lulwloa uf II. . lloltiusu, isibUsbur, 1'blUHlsl
1, "Then drew uesr unto Him all Mm
public-am uud sluuvrs for Ui bear Bun."
YVuutavar elee tlwM might bave to forsake In
urdcr to lw His Ulsclple. they would not bsvt
to renounce that which Is perhaps the bsnlesl
of all to lay siilo reliiiiousuess, or self right
soiisum for they did not profess to hart
say. They were iU.t-tl by the holy peopli
of tho Jay. The Klugdom was not for them.
L "AnJ the Pharisees sad scribes mur
mur. 1, suylng, This ,u- n recelvetb sinners,
and esU'th with them." They saM a Rraud
true thing when they sulil "Thli man rocelr
etb sinners." lis sulil Himself, "I came not
tuoull the righteous, but sinners to repent
auoe" (Luke r, Sfl. And Paul, by the Spirit,
rings It out as "A faithful saying sad worthy
at all acceptation, that t'hrlit Jesus oaiut
Into the wurld to save slnnur." tl Tim. i, 161.
8. "And He spake this mrnlileuuto them.
The n bnle rim pier Is one arnlil In tbrea
wrU, showing tbe Invent the tlissl Bbephenl,
tbe Hpliit and tho Father, in searching fur
and welooiiiing bark the lit one. The lesson
Kxlay brings rs-fure us the first tworUof
tho uratile, the third lirt being reserved for
next week, both la emotion and In redemp
tion the Fathi.-r.tttm and Upirituresesn wurk
Ing far the welfare of tho creature. "In I he
Uymnlnn (!.. I created." "In theenglnniiig
was the Word, and the Word was with (lod.
All things were mode by Hau."
"By the Ward ef the Lord wure tbe heuveni
made and all the host nf thein by the breath
iiplril) of His Hi.iulli." "And (id said, Lei
lis make man In our Image" (lieu, i, 1; Johu
I, 1, :l; IV isilii, I); Den. I, Bo also In
radeinptiou. "IKsl so loved that He gave
BU only begotten Hon." "Tus Hon of (iod
laved nie aud guve Hiiusulf for rue."
'Through the F.U'ruul Spirit He uttered Him
self without st to U'l" (Johu III, II); Onl.
'.l, 20; 11, li. is, 14). Aud, strangur still, both
Viithi-r, Sou and Spirit oome to make (heir
tbode In the henrt of the true pcnllont wbc
as turnisi to li.sl (Johu .v, IT, 23).
. "Oo after that which I lust until H
lad it," First we have the Sou as the Oiod
Shi'pherd seeking tho shts'li wblub Is lust.
Tbe Kim,' illustration Is found In Uatt. svill,
ll-M, ill coiitiectinn with Ills sa1ng, "Ths
Bon of Man is come to save that which was
lost." The sinner Is brought before us as a
lut and helplw soul, unable to do anything
to rvitnro hlnwU; not knowing the way
ua'k. aud evi'ii If be knew It he Is without
strength to get Ihera.
i. "And when lie hath found It, lie lay
eihit ou His shoulders, rejolrlug." Out lu
tliediaert He hmrd Its cry; sick and hvlp
Ue, nud ready to die; and the cry of the
hrlpliM rvai-hivl bis bunrt Ho said to Mom,
l hnve surely ms'ii tho nnliciiou of my iss
pl whli li are in Kviil, and hnve beard their
cry see ; for l know 'heir sorrowi"
.1:. ill, T. "la nil Ihi-ir nluiclloii Ho was
utllu-t.il. and the unel of His preM-uce saveil
them; In His love an I In His pity He re
devim l th"in; and Ho Isire them and carried
(l.ili! ill thudivsif oi l." "And of benjamin
11" si, id, ' bo sliull dwell tietween
Ills hla-lll-lfls" (Iso. lull, i; Ivut zsxlii, Ml.
d "And when Ho csiiiieih II. inc." Thank
Und for 1'iis, that, having found the sheep
wbii-h wu l.-i, He lirlugetli It home. He
loes 0 4 low anr by tho way. Of those whom
tho F.ilher gives to Hliu IIo loses none. Ho
uiys, "I K'vo unto tbeiu eternal llfe.aisl they
.bull never enhi neither shall any pluck
;Ihmu out of my hnnd" iJolui z, $).
"It J.'ico with uie; fori have found my
ilieep wlih-h was lost" Not only t his own
leurt glsd, but he w ill uavo bis friends and
.leighlioni to rejoii-u with him becuuse ths
lit is foiiiid. Jmus would have His people
to rejoice wiib lluu, for be says, "TbM
things havo 1 sHikiu unto you, thut my jo)
oiluhl reiuslu In you, and that your Joy
might Iw fulL"
. "I hi)' unto you, that likewlw Joy shall
tie III heaven over one eiuuer that rupenteth."
If a sl epherd u so glad over the reniTsry of
lost sheep that be causes his neighbors to
rejoin, with hliu, "How muh Is a man better
thun a sheepf" (Matt, xil, I8i. And bow much
Istbo llmling nud bringing bonis of a lost
oul Iwtb-r than the llmling and bringing
home of a 1'ist she" p. but hre is a revelation
of the iiuws'ii l,y uns who has lieen tbore and
know. all ulmiit it: Joy In heaven, and why I
Iks'aiiMi u nininir bos reis-nted.
& "Either what wotunn having ten plsoes
of adv'V, if slie lose one piece, doth uot light
a can. IK and sweep tbe bouse, and seek all'
igeutly till h.i llud It." In the sheep there
might be a conw-loiisuuss of lu being Inst, but
a piece of muiul has no feeling and U not oon
eel. .u of any thing. It may be that ws are
thus reminded "f tbe soul that Is "dead la
sins" livph. ii, Ai, and riseilres tbe convicting
power nf ths Spirit (John xvt, 0). Ths wo
man with her light Is the active agent In this
case, uud, s In the former, she seeks till she
finds. Israel, as a 'notion, Is compared to a
woman tins, liv, I, A; Ixll, 11, eto.)
V, "IU'Jolis- with iiioi for I bave found the
iilecs whli h I had Inst." Again, as In ths
former case, are friends and mlphbors called
upon to rejoice. All who ban tus Spirit of
Ood ought to rejoins In the wis-k of the Spirit
wherever that work Is luanifestt ood If ws
were Oiled with tlie Spirit what a going forth
there would I after lost ones and back
sliders. If friends and neighbors rejoice
la the restnratioa of a pleos uf stiver to
Its os ner, the pioos uf money being the pecu
liar property of Its owner, now much mors
should Christians rejoice In tbs conversion of
every mul, wherever on tbs (aos of tbe whole
earth that iul may be saved, localise every
redeemed one become a member of that body
uf which all the redeemed form a part, aud
of which Christ I the head (Eph. iv, IS, 18).
And every member added to ths body (al
though In Ills Us,k all the meiuliers were
written, when ss yst there was none of
them, Pa, rtixlx, Its Just hastens so muoh
the manifest eoinpleli.in of the body, tbs
morrlaituof ths Ijiuib.nnd theoouiliig of the
Klngilniu. Then shall Iw ths true boms
bringing and ths fullness of Joy uf all ths
10. "Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy
la Ui'preMncs of tbs angels of Ood over
oas stiitmr that nuieutelli." Not only there
shall be (ss lu Verse 7. but there Is Joy la
Heaven over one penitent shiner. If we ssw
only one soul saved as the result of a day's
teaching or pmaoblng, ws might not teal
very much encouragial; but when we remeui'
bsr Uist every repentant soul, young or old.
mall nr gnat, causes Joy In Heavsn, It ought
w uwwiw .sijoiev, mu, wimi h,h joj. auiiib
of Jesus isitirutly and diligeiilly seeking ths
soul of Nicodeinus, and Just as patiently and
diligently the suul of tin pour sinful woman
Of Bainario, ami let us be eaauuraged to mors
diligent personal effort, VV'bsa praylug onos
wltn a resiiilant ots Umn whiws mind the
memory of a mother's prayers was doing
effective wis-k, 1 said to him as we roes from
prayer i "Now It may be that the angels aavt
airsany tola your inotner aisiut wis trans-
action," The Joy that tilled that nisus heart
at tbe very thought of the passible Joy of Ills
mother In Hi-avrii mails tlie wards of this
vers sseia f ery real to see.
Improvements "rerfection," "Juniata,
FRUITS OF Ml KINDS.
GREAT QUANTITIES OF THEM ARE
80LD IN NEW YORK.
A action Sales In the Barly Morning at
Which Good Trices Are Realised Some
Interesting Comparisons riles Higher
Than the Washington Monument.
The season's auction sales of California
frulta opened In Now York one Saturday
not long ago with a sale at 5 o'clock.
The fruit offered oomprbwd royal apri
cote, which sold at 3.H per half crate
of four basket of five pounds, net, eaohl
Alexandria peacnos, at 'w jut m j,.-
AN Al'CTION HAI.K.
boxi delicious rberrics, at f 1.75 1st 10
pound Isix.and plumsat iir 1 jsnind
mix. Tlicse aro gissl prices fur tills
fruit, and this is the earliest hour at
which a fruit auction sale was ever held
In New York city, and shows that dealers
are not only ready to pay gisid prices for
good fruit, but are anxious enoni.li to get
it to come out early in tho morning.
These fruits come In refrigerator cars,
and their arrival Is so accurately timed
that tlie hour of sale is advertised one
or several days ahead.
Uisin arrival, from one to three pack
ages of each lot or variety are exliibitod
in tho auction room, catalogues aro pro
vided, and tlw bidding is spirited. From
thirty mltmtes b one hour is safBclent
time to dissise of a car load of 2ll,n0u
pounds. Those sales will continue nearly
every day until t Ictober.
In addition to tho fruits now arriving
the.-o will lie later varietim of tlie same,
prunes. Uaitlett pears, nectaritu's, emis"
mr, Tokay and Muscat grapes, and at
the last of the Heasoii a largo variety of
winter pears. With the partial or com
plete failure of many of the eastern
sources of fruit supply the California
product assumes greater interest to east
em consumers. Tho luncloiis quality,
uniform grading and packing, and mm
Condition of the fruit are all that could
1m desired. Transportation facilities
have lieen improved and freight charges
reduced, so tliut tho fruit Is delivered in
New York In much li tinio than for
merly. The condition of the fruit is
often better than when It started, and
the expenao for freight is JiK) per car.
just one-third of the old ratio. Theso
facilities will probably be still further
During the past year auction sales
have been held at nearly every hour of
the day from early morning until 8
o'clock p. m., and at all thero has been
spirited bidding and gissl prices have
been obtaiuisl. That the auction is a suc
cessful aud established method of liaud
Ung perishable fruits is evidenced by the
inorcasisl offerings, by the uidformly
good prices obtained and by the general
satisfaction expressed by all parties.
Several car lowbt of New York Statu
grapes were sold nt auction last autumn,
and as this beginning was very
satisfactory more will probably bo
offered this season. It Is intended by
tbe promoters of these soles to extend
the system so as to include tho sale of
all perishable prislucts.
But one-third of the orchards nnd vine
yards now planted in California have
reached a Is uring ago, to say nothing of
the millions of trees and vines which are
being planted every year, so that the fut
ure supply is likely to be largely and
continuously increased. Thus? hundred
carloads came torew lork last year.
OOMVARKI) WITH TMR WAHHINOTOit HON'
These would form nn olwllsk one-third
tlie slie of the Washington mouument
It Is estimated after canif ul observation
that at least 000 carloads will arrive this
year, or material enough for a mono
ment two-thirds the site, of the one at
Washington) while If tho same ratio of
increase continue another year we may
reasonably expect enough material tor a
niimuuicut of equal or greater size. The
latter, however, would be a monument to
the enterprise of living, active, pro
gressive) people ana not to a dead hero.
The can bearing the expected fruit of
this season if formed into a continuous
train would extend nearly fivo milos.
Tlie amount of other fruits reaching
New York is enormous; but rather
strangely, the only kind ls'sidisi Callfor-
niawid ImpirtoAfruiU and Florida or
anges of which any statistics aro kept are
apples and cranberries, and even of these
the returns are only approximate. For
the seven yean ending 1889 the Mercan
tile exchange reported an average of
0118,704 barrels of apples per year. These
would niako a monument considerably
uioro than twloe the else of the Wash
ington monument, whllo In the yean of
largest supply three suoh monument
could be built and still have a surplus.
Now Yorkers do not oonsume all of those,
however. Besides the large quantities
exported, a large surrounding territory
depends upon New York for Its supply.
Of craiilierrioe the number of paok
agee received averages nearly 100,000
per year for tho past seven yean, sonie
times exceeding that amount, but often
not reaching half the average figures.
Very few f those are exported, the
Yankees appreciating them too highly
as accomiHiiiliuonts of the famed Ameri
can turkoy and othor favorite dishes.
These wouldn't make a monument over
one-fourth the slzo of that at Washing
ton, but it would far exceed that planned
and lsgun but never erected by a grate
ful people to the memory of tho "grand
mother of our country," Mary Washing
ton, and it would commemorate the en
terprise of tho native Jorsoyman and
the dweller on Cnpo Cod In producing
such an appetizing fruit from what
would otherwise bo woll nigh waste
Thero are nearly throe times as many
foreign oranges iiniwrtcd intoNew York
as aro received from Florida, and the
combined receipts, approximating 1,700,
000 boxes, would besulllclunt to build four
Washington monuments and have some
left Ismides. California Is producing large
ipiantitios of suiierinr ornnges.but the Im
mense numbers received here from Flor
ida and from foreign countries, and the
low prices at which they are sold
throughout a largo part of the season,
pretty effectually preclude California
from sending us many of her oranges,
however much she may wish to do so, and
however willing we may be to receive
them. The lemons used to flavor our
lemonade and for other pnrpusoa are
mostly of foreign growth, Florida fur
nishing a very small part of tho supply.
They excivd oranges in bulk, aggre
gntiiig nlsiut 2,100,000 packages, and
would easily nnilil live vvaamiigTon
Uioniiments, mid enough remain for a
large supply of picnic and circus lemon-
Deiidiw the fruits mentioned there is a
vast nun unit of various other kinds re
ceived, including all kinds of borrios,
cherriiw and other stone fruits, pears,
piiin'cs, grain, etc. Tho bananas alone
would miiko a miglity pllo, ana ttiey ant
tho chi'iiis'st fruit sold in the market.
Then there are pineapples, pomelos, sap
pndillos and dozens of others In more or
less abundance to tempt the appetite
and deplete tlie pocket of the poor unfor
tunate who Is forced to uVpeinl upon
bought fruit for his supply.
F. II. Vai.entisb.
FOR GOVERNOR OF PENNSYLVANIA.
Hobert Ktuory 1'attliHiu, Iteeonlly Nomi
nated liy the llemiierats.
When the I'l'iinsylvnula Hi'iaocrutio
state convention nominated Kolicrt Kin
dly 1'attisou for governor of the state it
v h o s e a man
whoso name has
aln-aily lss'n fre
in the state reo
orda. Mr. Pattl
son was elected
governor in lwj
by a plurality of
40,e03 votes, and
bills which be
ciuno laws dur
ing his inoura-
B. kmory PATTlsoN. Kmcy are said to
have originated in his brain.
Defore his elevation to tho gubernato
rial chair Mr. Pattisou hssl survod two
terms as controller of Philadelphia.
Mr. Pattisou was born in (juantionke,
Somerset county, Md., Doc. fl, 1M0. Hii
fatlier wns aclergymnn and six yean af
ter tho birth of his son removed to Pliil
adolphin, in which city the son has lived
The Kmperor of China.
When the emperor of China made his
pilgrimage two or three mouths ago to
tho tombs of his anoeston ho allowed
himself to lso sn'U by the people, and
even conversed with and received peti
tions from them. This Is the first time
hi thousands of yean that a Chinese em
peror's face has lioeu seen by the lower
of his subjects, and . formerly an effort
on the iart of one of them to speak to
tho emiwror would have licon cause for
excruciating torture and final death. To
pronounce the real name of the emperor
Is a capital otfeiisi) even now. Ue is
known as the Hon of Heaven.
John Llujrd Thomas.
John Lloyd Thomas, secretary of the
national comuitttoe of the Prohibition
ists, who has been having wordy war
with Funk A Wngnalls, publlshen of
The Voice, the Prohibition organ, is
from Maryland and is tlie eon of a min
ister. In the campaign of 18H4 he made
such a record as district organiser In
Virginia and Maryland that he was
marked for early promotion by his party
managers. Ho went to New York more
than two yenrc ago and now keeps open
house at Prohibition hall.
The secretary of a national party whloh
has almost every
thing to win Is
naturally a very
busy man, and
1st find In Thom
as a genuine
whom his adinlr
era may be ex
cused for backing
as a coming man
In third party
joun i.i-OYD thomas. rank. Mr.!
Thomas is alxmt 80, under medium sUa, i
active, nervous and ready as a speaker
or a manager. His parentage Is Welsh.
He is a good tenor and sings In the Ora
turn "jutgio uioseis "lueai ratent wasn uasms and Wastes.
CALL AND SEE ALL THESE IN OPERATION0 AT a0TTR 1 STOBR
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