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JJ.H. ESTILL, Editor sort Proprietor,i
e Favors Good Wire* to
imong the Politicians— Tlir
r’ Innumemble Clirlitnmi
A Slrrtimfr Amuses n Con
by Appearing in His Shirt
TON, Dec. 31.—There is no
i (act that President Cleve
rity in this city has greatly
ince his marriage. Mrs.
s the happy taculty of niak
herever she goes and she
instrumental In bringing to the
good qualities In the I’rcsi
’'jsjfS’f.KtkeUp which never would bale
fvereil if he had remained and
If a wife gains popular favor
it is pretty aut to be acoord
i husband also, even though he
rather undeserving, which, how
of course, not a fact m President
case. The willing and iliti-
favorable and unfavorable re-
Riin propositions, and
nd will have many a
the favors which he
Jbite House. His mar
him to make as much
s will his Presidential
speech which would bo
will be withheld be
or who might have
been invited more
e White House to
i tor’s wife is acquainted
and anil has received
Had Secretary Whitney
i magnificently last year
sn attacked oa the floors
ould have been severely
ountry rouse and his
f grand dinners in the city made him many
friends among the Republicans.
L Mrs. Cleveland is lull of pretty little
which could not hut make her popu-
Kr. even though she were not handsome,
and the first lady ot the land.
Hot- Instance, a day or two ago, acoompa-
her mother, she surprised the
HHk oi tt.e Pr.sbyt. nan at
MEHCSHbey worship hy appearing at a
fl|Hße given hv its pastor, Rev. Dr.
They were not exueeted,
when they arrived in a driving rain-
created quite a s.-nsail 'n. All ot
ladies were preseuied to Mrs. (J!<-w
- she gratified some of them hy
to their presence in cuurch",
had seeti tbi m. \Vn ntnev went
Mrs. Cleveland guile :rg
hy praisiug a cake donated hy one
ladies present. Mrs. Cleveland
herselt with great dui in ,and on
BBoi'.h like th s one w uid Hunk tnat
been hr ught'up to he a I’iesi
||Hra wile. Alow davs since when she
|Hbcut shopping she fetind herself sur-
hy a dense crowd of gaping shop
rls and customers. Instead of hast! y
Entreating to her carriage, she re named
HbtTl she had purchased every article on
HRcr list, and tften With perfect self-posses-
Ision she passed through the crowd bo**
■A to the right and left as she went to
door. The large dinner parties, at
l’restdeut Cleveland will suceess-
Bvely entertain''the Catloet, Diplomaiio
Eorps, the Ju iiciarv, and leading Con
gressmen are to be managed this vear hy
HBrs. Cleveland, v\ ho will personally <1 rent
steward'and the cook. The French
Hook who honored President Cleveland by
Hresidiog over.his kitchen last winter,and
Fw ho received an autograph certificate oi
" merit at the close of the
kse-ssion, declined to return unless
phis wages* were increased. Mrs.
C eveland learning this persuaded the
President not to give in to him and anew
cook was hired irom Delmonicn’s in New
Mfork, who asserts that be cau make sev
teen different kinds of soups and tweive
/Etdsof salads.
DtvWts. Cleveland’s xmas presents.
President’s wife received enough
presents to stock a good-sized
SiWsjßtv shop. They came from all tnan
t'fvtjHT people and constitute as hetern-
a collection as one could imagine.
of them are fr- m her old school
Brßtuls and Buffalo acquaintances; some
Eroin friends hero In Washington— hut by
far the largest number come irom people
of Whom she saj s one has never heard—
Irom societies, Sunday schools and even
Irom little children in the lar West and
South. Among tbo number are ball a
hundred or more dressing cases. They
ate ol all kinds, from the cheep art ty
st ire ones up to the plush, silverand ivory
kinds. When Mrs. Cleveland received the
first one she was plea-ed and placed It on
her bureau. Ten minutes later another
was brought in. This also she laid on the
bti eau. But when during the rest ot tne
more than a dozen others came she
to.think that sae was getting too
much ot a good thing. The ha< dsoiuest
case came irom three ot her old class
males. it is made ot rich blue plush ana
l a gdd clasps and ivory contents. Just
th o posited ibis was a little gaudily
<o or. and pisti b 'Hid case, which cost about
60j. Mrs. Cleveland was especially
pie ased with it, however, beoau-e n came
irom a little girl in Couucll Bluffs, '.a.,
who was (rank enough to say that she
etuected a Cnristmusgift in return. Mrs.
g’Mfelnnd has s> nt her a lovely set oi
dfcw dishes. After the dressing cases,
came next in point ol number. One,
■ particular, Mrs. Cleveland seems to
above any present she has received.
Ht Is an illustrated copy o< Coleridge’s
Ba clent Mariner,” and was sent to her
Miss Cleveland, the President’s sister.
book caused considerable uniuse
■ieot. It is an ordinary pastebourd-
Hound “Chatterbox,” and was sent by a
Hittle girl in New Orleans. Mrs. Cleve-
also received pretty sets o bmks
New York ard Boston publishing
Houses, with the eompiim-nts of tne mtb
■ishers, but she thought they meant it as
Bn advertisement. A woman’s tempe
llhnnn association took advantage of the
'w aslon to send her copies of temperance
H'iiiiiiw. with pious requests mat she
road them and put thdr principles
Wreß' pructice at the White House. 1 ney
■Ware promptly pocked up and wn back to
HE renders a.;uiu. Mrs. Cleveland alsort-
Heived many pretty pieces ol jewelry.
E>lr<. Manning gave her an elegant dia
mond brooch, and Mth. Whitrey a pair of
diamond bracelets. A ladv In New
Hork sent bur a magnificent pair
rot opera glasses. They were made to
order In Pat Is and are said to be the finest
tatoat ever came irom there. They are of
and ivory. As to gloves, laces ami
ol that kind, she has enough to
JthHeer several years. The President
■wH* 1 ’ * handsome diamond necklace.
Bbrife ot Senator Jones of Nevada re-
FsMpi a Christina* card Irom lar-distant
H consists of several folds of
white blotting paper, to one of
whs tasti n' and nn amateur’* photo-
view ol one of the nicHtre-qe
over that moat iitcteresque
the Indian .iv r. near Sitka. On
the fino maiden hair ferns and the exquis
ite wild flowers of the region, and the
sentiments of the season were lettered in
gold, and all tied with delicate ribbons.
The members ot the First Presbyterian
Church, among whom are the President
and his wife, had to join in a good smile
during the progress of the services last
Sunday. A stranger in the city anil bis
wile came in late and were ushered into
an unoccupied pew directly in front ol
that of the President. They manifested
a great desire to iet a good look at the
distinguished worshipers Sitting back of
them. Eventually ihe man, in order
to get a good look at the President,
made the reinuv 10l his overcoat an ex
cuse tostand up in his pew with his lace
turned to the President. For some unac
countable reason the top coat and
tie Prince Albert undercoat, stuck
to.ether, and in his conluston
the man drew off both garments
anil stood before the congregation in bis
shirt sleeves. The tntire affair was so
ludicrous that the congregation tittered
audibly. Even the President had to
smile and Mrs. Cleveland had her laugh
ing lace in her handkerchief. T he strang
er’s wife hastily sprang to his relief, and
they loth struggled painfully to separate
the coats. Afier watching these ineffec
tual efforts for a moment or two the
President bravely reached over and held
on to one sleeve, while the man and nis
wife tueged until the two coats were
separated. The stranger quickly put on
his coat and quietness was lestored.
W. W. Ooroorati celebrated theSStban
nivarsary ot bis birthday last week. He
is one of the few men who can look back
through long years with the conscious
ness of a iite spent almost free from taulis.
When he dies his name will occupy as
honored a niche as that of Peter Cooper.
Mr. Corcoran has given away to public
institutions and kindred objects, in sums
of SI,OOO and upward, over $5,000,000, and
his private charities, which ate leviou,
nave amounted to (ullv SI,OOO 000 more.
Beside the Corcoran Art Gallery and
the Louise Home in Washington, both of
which he has founded and endowed, he
has given raos* liberally to the Columbian
College, aud the Ascension Church in this
c tv, hjs gifts to the latter alone in land
and money being over $1)0,000 He aiso
generously contributed to the University
ol Virginia and other institution* of lea n
ing. On Christmas and Thanksgiving
day, as well as during the strawberry
season, he provides a feast ot
good things for the lßmates of each
charitable institution in Washington of
everv denomination. Every President of
the tJnited States who has died up to the
present lime has ieft tnis world since W..
W. Corcoran was born, and all hot the
first two have been inaugurated during
bis life. Mr. Corcoran’s most notable
Christmas ift this year was a lot fronting
57 feet on P street, and extending 210 feet
between Second and Third streets north
west. worth several thousand dollars, to
the Baptist Home for Aged and Infirm
Women. The home was founded several
years ago in ihe house No. 55 H street,
given by the wife of Rev. Dr. Gray, for
merly pastor of the E Street Cburcn. This
will now be sold and the proceeds will aid
to erect on the new site a much larger
shelter for aged Baptist women who will
be added to the host who bless Mr. Corco
ran’s generosity.
Alarming Reports in Northern Nows
jffpei s Officially Denied.
Washington, Jan. 2.— The Piesident
has entirely recovered from the fatigue
incident to his long public reception yes
terday and is in better health to-uigbt
than beiore the handshaking of New
Year’s day. Regarding the alarming re
ports which were circulated last night
about toe President’s condition Col. La
ment to-night said: “There is every de
position on the part of those at the White
House 'o keep th public accurately in
forfned as to the condition oi the Presi
dent. The reports are simply without
Mr. Gladstone Advises Him Not to
Leave the Liberal Party.
London, Jan. 2.— Sir William Vernon
Harcourt and Arnold Motley visited Mr.
Goschen to day. It is rumored that Mr.
Morley was sent by Mr. Gladstone to ad
vise Mr. Goschen not to leave the Liberal
Tue Marquis of Londonderry (Lord
Lieutenant of Ireland) offers to sell his
Irish estates to the tenants. The terms
of sale are not mentioned.
Lord Trrap eraore has offered to sell his
estate in Donegal at twenty years' pur
chase on the basis of tne present ren a'.
Ti e Post in announcing that Mr. Go
schen has agreed to succeed Lord Ran
dolph Cburonill in the leaders up of ihe
House ot Commons, expresses fear that
liis appointment will b ad to the abandon
ment ol tne Tory democratic policy upon
which it is neces-sarv to fight the Con-er
vative battle. The Post again urges upon
Lord Salisbury the iinp-rative necessity
of seeking sumo means to regain Lord
Randolph even it Mr. Goschen’s accept
ance be tlnal.
Mr. Gladstone, writing to wish success
to anew Scotch newspaper, says It is
difficult to withhold a degree of provis
ional sympathy irom the government.
The resignation ot Lord Randolph
Churchill, he continues, ib variously at
tributed to vai iouß questions whicn are
of deep interest to true Liberals. The
early and serious dislocation to the Min
istry trom within will tend to promote
misguidings as to the solidity oi its party,
with regard to witen its unity ami deter,
minallmi have been so loudly proclaimed.
He concludes as follows:
•‘Knowing the firmness of our position
we can watch the issue tranquiliv, and
us tar as our leading principles will per
mit study every opponuuitv to restoie
liberal unity.”
Socialists Ituslled.
Berlin, Jan. Peters presided
to-nigbtata noisy meeting, which was
held to protest against the
action of the majority in the
Reichstag on the army hill. Three thou
asnd persons were present. A number
o! socialists disturbed the meetin •, dis
senting Irom the loyal sentiments ex
cressed by the speakers. Finally police
entered Hie ball and a tumult followed. The
Iniurle'ed people bustled and assaulted
the Socialists, several of s""m were
arrested. Wuen quiet was restore I reso
lutions supporting the governm-nt were
adopted. Similar moetiuge were held at
Leipato and other towns.
H listed for Speaker.
Albany, N. I'., Jan. 2.—ft Is definitely
sett ted that (Jinn ies D. Baker’s name will
not he presented to the Republican cau
cus to-morrow ntgut. Gen. Heated will,
theielorc, be uomlnuted for Speukor by
The Mistake of Mt-MHurins: l,ifu hy Mere
Worldly tirntlHrstion-Msny Who K*.
tlnmle Their Kxlsieneo hy Sorrows
end >lliforrun*'—Money as a Measur
ing Hod—Some Who Gauge lln ir Llle
hy Good StuucUriu,
Brooklyn, Jan. 2.—This morning at
the Tabernacle the Ilev. T. I>eWitt Tal
roage, D. l>., expounded some passages
of Scripture concerning the longevity ot
the patriarchs. Ho gave out the hymn
My days are gliding swiftly by,
And 1, a pilgrim stranger,
Wuhl not detain them as they tlv,
Those hours of toil and danger.
His text was Genesis xlvii., 8: “How
old art tnou?” The preacher said:
The Egyptian capita) was the tocus of
the world’s wealth. In ships and barges,
there had been brought to it from India
frankincense, and cinnamon, and ivory,
and diamonds; Horn the North, marble
and iron; from Syria, purple and silk;
from Greece, some of the finest horses or
the world, and some of the most brilliant
chariots; and from all tbe earth tba
which could best please the eye, and
charm the ear. and gratify the taste.
1 here were temples aflame with red sand
stone, entered by the ga’ewavs that
were guarded by pillars bewildering with
hieroglyphics, and wound with brazen
serpents, and adorned with winged crea
tures —their eyes, and beaks, and pinions
glittering with precious stones. There
were marble columns blooming into white
flower beds; there were stone pillars, at
the top bursting Into the shape of the
lotus when in full bloom. Along the
avenues, lined vvithf phyux, and fane, and
obelisk, there were princes won came in
gorgeously-upholstered palanquin car
ried by servants in scarlet, or
elsewhere drawn by vehicles
the snow-white horses, golden-bitted, and
six ahreast, dashing at lull run. There
were fountains from stone-wreatbed vase
climbiug tbe ladders of the light. You
would heara Dolt shove,and adoorof bras
would open like a flash ol the sun. The
surround ng gardens were saturated wife
ouors that mounted the terrace and drip
ped Irorn tbe arbors, and burned their
incense in the Egyptiau noon. Oil floors
of mosaic the glories of Pbaraon were
spelled out in letters of porphyry, and
beryl, and flame. There were ornaments
twisted trout the wood of Tamarisk,
embossed with silver breaking
into loam. There were tootsto Is
made out of a single precious stone.
There were beds fashioned out of a
orouched lion in bronze. There were
cuairs spotted with the sleek hides of
leopards. There were sofas footed with
tbe claws ot wild beasts and armed with
tbe beaks ol birds. As you stand on the
level beach ot the sea on a summer day,
and look either way, and there are miles
of breakers, white with the ocean loam,
dashing shoreward; so it seemed as If the
sea oj the world’s pomp and wealth in the
Egyptian capital for miles and miles flung
itself up into white breakers of marble
temple, mausoleum and obelisk.
It was to this capital and the palace of
Pharaoh that Jacob, the plain shepherd,
came to meet his son Joseph, who had be
come Prime Minister in the royal apart
ment. Pharaoh and Jacob meet, dignity
and rusticity, the tfracefulness of the
court and toe plain manners ol tbe field.
Tbe King wanting to make tbe old country
man at ease, and seeing how wblto his
heatd is and how feeble bis step, looks
lamiliarly into bis face and says to the
aged man: “How old art thou ?”
Night before last, the gate of eternity
opened io let in. amid the great throng ol
departed centuries, the soul of the dying
year. Under the twelfth stroke of the
brazen hammer of the city clock, the
patriarch (ell dead, and the stars of the
nixbtwere the funeral torches. It Is most
fortunate that on this road of life there
are so many milestones, on which we can
lead just how last we are going toward
the journey’s end. I feel that it is not a* .
inappropriate question that I ask to-Uav,
when 1 look into your faces, and.say. as
Pharaoh did to Jacob, the patriarch:
“How old art thou?”
People who are truthful on every other
subject, lie about their ages, so that I do
uot solicit from you any literal response
to tbe question I have asked. I would
put no one under temptation, but I simp y
want, tnis morning, to see by wnat rod it
i6 we are measuring our earthly exis
tence. There is a right way and wrong
way of measuring a dour, or a wall, or an
arch, or a tower, and so there is a right
way and a wrong way of measuring our
earthly existence. It Is with releienceto
this higber meaning that 1 confront you
th s morning with the-tUj endousque*tl n
of be t xt, and ask: “Howold arttb iu?”
There are many who estimate their Ba
by mere worldly gratification. When
Lord Duntlus was wish and a banpy New
Year, he said: “It will have to be a hap
pier year tnan the past, for I hadn’t one
nappy moment tu all the twelve months
that Pave gone.” But that has not be n
the experience of most or us. We have
ion ml that though the world is blasted
with sin. it is a \ery bright and beautiful
place to reside in. We have had jnya in
numerable, There is no hostility between
the Gospel and tbe merriments and the
estivities of life. Ido not think that we
fully enough appreciate tbe worldly pleas
ures God nives. When you recount yomd
enjoyments, you do not go far
back". Why do you not go
tim ■ ben you weie an in
your mother's arms, up
into the heaven of her^Hmle; to
tuose days when you with
(1 - .he on
i< ■■' M, s
night, inulll skates you
ahotsout over the resounding ice ol tbe
pond? Have you forgotten all those good
days that the Lord gave youf Were you
never a boy? Were you never a girl?
Between lnose times and this, how many
mercies, how many kindnesses the Lord
lias bestowed upon tou? How many joys
have breathed up to you ir on the (lowers
and sb 'iie down to you from the stars,
and chanted to you with tbe vole i of
soaring bird, and tumbling cascade, anil
booming sea. and thunders tbat with
bayonets of lire charged down tbe moun
tain side! Joy I Joy 1 joy 1 If there Is
anyone who has a right totheenjo merits
ol the world It Is the Christian, for God
has given linn a lease to everything In tue
promise: “All are yours.” But 1 have
to tell you that a mau who estimates his
life on earth hy mere worldly giatllica
tlon is a most unwise man. Otir life Is not
to be a game ol chess. It is not a
danc" In lighted hall to quick music. It
Is not the fro hof an sle pitcher. It is
not tue settlings of a wine cup. it is not
a banquet with Intoxication and
lng. it is tbe lirst s'ep on a ladder Ugjd
mounts Into the skle*. or tne llrsi st "*
a road that plunges into a horrible nI>WM
'otnat in this world we are only kylng
up the harp ol a rapture, or forging toe
chain of a bondage. And sianding before
you to-day. with life ou tbe one side and
death on the other, song on the one side
and groaning on tbe other, mansions on
the one side and dungeons on the other,
heaven ou the one side and hell on the
other—l put to you the question of the
ti \.t: “How old art thou?” Towards
w uat destiny are you tending, and how
fast are you getting on towards it?
Again 1 remark that there are many
who estimate their life on earth by their
sorrows and their mislortuhes. Through
a great many ot your lives the plough
share hath gone very deep, turning up a
terrible furrow. You have been betrayed,
and misiepresented, and set upon, and
slapped oi impertinence, and pounded ot
misfortune. The brightest life must
have its shadows, and the smoothest path
iis thorns. Oa the happiest brood the
hawk pounces. No escape from trouble
ot some kind. While glorious John Mil
ton was losing bis eyesight, he heard that
Salniasius was glad of it. While Sheri
dan’s comedy was being enacted in
Drury Lane Tneatre, Cumberland, his
enemy, sat growling at it in the stage
box. While Bishop Cooper was sur
rounded by the favor of learned men bis
wile took his lexicon manusoript,
the result of a long life ol
anxiety and toll, and threw it
into the tire. Misfortune, trial, vexation,
Ur almost everyone Pope, applauded of
all tbo world, has a stoop in the shoulder
that annoys him so much that he has a
tunnel dug, so that he way go uuobserved
irom garden to grotto, and Irom grotto to
garden. Cano, the famous Spanish ar
tist, Is disgusted with the crucifix that
the priest bolds before him, because It is
such a poor specimen ot sculpture. And
so, sometimes ibmugb taste, and sotno
t mes through learned menaoe, andsome
liines through physical distresses, aye.
in ten thousand ways, troubles come to
barrass anil annoy. And yet it is uutair
to measure a man’s life by ffis miator
iunes, because where there is one stalk
of nightshade there are fifty marigolds
and harebells; where there is one cloud
thunder-charged, th r- are hundreds that
stray across the U avens, the glory of land
and sky usleep in ineir bosom. Because
death came aud took vourcuild away.d and
you immediately forget all the five
vears, or toe leu years, or the fifteen
years in which sne came every night for
a kiss, ail the tones of your heart pealing
I'orih at the sound of her voice or the soft
touch ot her hand? Because in some
financial Euroclydon your lortune went
into the breakers, did you (oreet all those
years in which tin- luxuries aud extrava
gances of life showeredon your pathway ?
Alasl that is an un wise man, an ungrate
ful man, an unlair mau, an unphilusopbio
man, and, most of all, un unchristian
man, who measures his lite on earth bv
groans, and tears, and dyspeptic til, and
abuse, and scorn, and terror, and neural
gic ibrust.
Again, 1 remark that t' "re are many
people who estimate their hie on earth by
the amount'of money they have accumu
lated They sav :“i he year 1866. or 1876,
or 1886 was wasted.” Why? Made no
money. Now. it is all cant and insin
cerity to talk against money as though it
had no value. It is refinement and educa
tion and ten thousand blessed surround
ings. it is the spreading of the table that
leeds your children’s hunger. It is the
lighting of the furnace that k eps
you warm. It is the mak
ing of the b: and on which you rest from
care and anxiety. It is ib" carrying out
at lastoi you to decnt sepulture,and ibe
putting up of the slab on which is chisel
ed the story of your Christian hope. It is
sim oly bvpocrisy, this tirade in pulp!
and lecture hall, against money, as
though it had no uses. It is hands and
feet and sails, and ten thousand grand
and glorious enterprises. But while all
this is so, he who uses money,
or thinks of money as anything
but a means to an end, will find
out his mistake, when the glittering treas
ures slip out ot his nerveless grasp,
and be goes out of this werid without a
shilling of money or a certificate of slock.
He ml.:ht better have been the Christian
porter that opened his gate, or the be
grimmed workman, who last night heaved
the coal into bis cedar. Bonds, and mort
gages, and leases have their use. Put they
make a poor vardsliclt with which to
measure itfe. They thai boast themselves
in their wealth, and trust on the multi
tude of their riches, none of them can. by
any means, redeem his brother, nor give
to God a ransom tor him, that be should
not see corruption. “IV ise men die, llko
wtsathefeol and the brutish person perish
and leave their wealth toothers.”
But. I remark: There are many—l
wish there were more—whoestimate their
life by their moral and spiritual devel
opment. it is not sinful egotism for a
Christian man to say: “I am purer than
I used to be. 1 am more consecrated to
Christ then I used to be. 1 have got over
a grea' many of the had babiis in which
I used to Indulge lam a gieal deal bet
ter man than 1 used to he.” There is no
sinful egotism in that. It Is not base
egotism for a soldier lo say: “1 know
more about military tactics than I u <nl
to before I took a musket in niv hand,
and learned to ‘present arms,’ and wnen
I was a pest to the drill officer.” It Is
not base egotism for a sai or to i-ay: “1
know how better to clew down the in zzan
topsail than I used to beiure 1 hail ever
seep a ship.” And there is nosinluiego
ti-m when a Christian man, dru
ing of the Lot l,
or if
a haviWjLjmtertial rest, savs: “l know
spiritual tactics and shout
votowards heaven tnun 1 used to.”
are loose in '.ills presence who
■He mea-ured lances with many a foe,
and unhorsed It. There are Christum
men here, who have h-come swarthy by
hammering at the forge ot calamity.
They stand on an entirely different plane
of cbaiae er from that which they
once occupied. They are measuring
their tile oil earth by golden
gated Sabbaths, by pontecostal prayer
meetings, by communion tables, by bap
tismal hints, by hallelujahs in the temple.
They have stood on Binal and beard it
thunder. They have stood on I’isgah and
looked over into the Promised Laud.
They have stood on Calvary ami seen the
cross bleed. They can, like Pan I. the
Apostle, write on their heaviest troubles
“light.” and “but for a morn nt.” The
darkest night their soul is irradiated, a
was the night over Bethlehem, by ihe
laces of those who baveooiue to proclaim
glory and good cheer. They ars only wait
ing for the gate to open, and the chains to
fall off, and the glory to begin.
1 remark again there are many (and I
wish there were more) who are estimat
ing life by the amount of good they can
do. John Bradford said he ooun ed that
day nothing at all in which he had not,
hy pen or tongue, done some good. If a
man begins right, I cannot
tears he may wipe a
d< lift. i.o,riMßjr*sKgg > '
lile in the right direc
AB^ooucentrating all their wit and In-
Jfiuitv. and mentul acumen, and phy-
Ifual lore# and entbuaUsin for Christ,
rl'h' y climbed the mountain, ad delved
into tbe mine, and oro sod th sea, and
trudged tne desert, juid dropped, at last,
Into mariyra’ g 11 n : for
r I' JM || iJ ItjWIG I
j their lives by the chains they broke off,
| by tbe garments they put upon nak-d
--j ness, by the mil ‘s ttiev traveled to alle
viaie every Kind of suffering. They felt
in the tnrill of every nerve, in the tuotiou
of every muscle, In every throb of their
heart, in every respiration ot the r lungs,
the magnificent truth: "No man liveth
tor himsoll.” 'They went through
cold and through heat, foot-blistered,
cheek-smitten, back-scourged, tempest
lashed, to do their whole duty. Thai is
the way they measured life—by the
amount of good they could do. Do you
want to know how oht Luther was: liow
old Richard Baxter was; how old Philip
Doddridge was? Why, you onnnot cal
culate the length ot their lives by any hu
man arithmetic. Add to their lives ten
thousand times ton thousand years, amt
you nave not expressed it what they
have lived or will live. U, what a stand
ard that is to measure a man’s life h*!
There are those in this house who think
they nave only lived thirty years. They
will have llveu a thousand—they have
lived a thousand. There are those who
think they are eighty years of age. They
have not even eni ?d upon their Infanov,
for cue must bacomo a babe in Christ to
begin a' all.
Now, 1 do not know what your advan
tages or disadvantages are; 1 do not
know what your taotor talent is; I do not
know what may be the fascination of vour
manners or the repulsiveness of them;
but I know tins; there is for you, my
hearer, a field to culture, a harvest to
reap, a tear to wipe awav, a soul to save.
If you have worldly means, cons crate
them to Christ. If you have eloquence,
use it on tbe side that Paul and Wither
loros used theirs, tt you have learning,
blit, it all into the poor-box of the world's
Htift'ering. But If you have noneof these—
neither wealth, nor eloquence, nor learn
ing—you, at any rato have a smile with
which you can enoourage the dishearten
ed; a frown with which vou may blast In
justice; a voice with which you mnv call
ihe wanderer back to God. “O,” you say.
“that Is a very sanctimonious view ol
life!” It is not. It is the only bright
view of life, and It is tbo only bright view
of death. Contrast the death scene of a
man who has measured life by the
worldly standard, with the death *c>n ol
a man who has measured life hv theChris
fianstandard. Quinn, theactnr, in his last
moments sad: “I hope this tragic scene
w 11 soon be over, aud 1 hope to keep mv
dignity to the last.” Malhertie said in
bis last momeoisto the con'essor: “Hold
your tongue! vour miserable style puts
me out of conceit wiih heaven.” Lord
Chesterfield, In his last moments, when he
ought to have been praving for his soul,
bothered himself about tbe proprieties of
the sick room, and sad: “Give Davholes
acliair.” Godfrey Kneller sp-nt Ins lasi
hours on earth In drawing a diagram of
his own monument. Compare the silly
and horrible departure ol such men with
the seraphic glow on tbe face of Edward
Payson, as he said in his last
moment: “The breezes of heaven inn me.
I float in a sea of glory.” Or, wub
Paul, tbe apostle, who said In Ids last
hour: “l am now ready to be offered tip,
and the time ol my departure is at. hand.
I have fougnt the good light, I have k pt,
tbe faith. Henceforth there Is laid up for
me a crown of righteousness which the
Lord, theßighteous Judge, will give mo ”
Or compare it with the Christian deathbed
that you witnessed in your own house
hold. Oh, my friends, this world is a false
god! It will consume you with the blaze
in which it accepts vour sacrifice, while
the righteous shall beheld in everlasting
remembrance; and when the thrones have
fallen, and the monuments have crumbled,
and the world nas perished, th-v shall
banquet with the cimuuerors of earth and
tbe beirarehß of hei*S|W^^^
This is a good da a* .->•***■ kjxJtotagjjau
new styie of nieasuiWlkaf
no ? Veil HI- Hie 1': ii
: life i
measuring it. 1 leave it to
which Is the wisest and best wav. The
wheel of tune has turned very swiftly,
and it has hurled us on. The old year
has gone. The new year has come. For
wha' you and I havo been launched upon
It. God only knows.
Now, let me ask you all: Have you
made any preparation lor the future?
You have made preparation for time, my
dear brother; have you made any
preparation for eternity? Do you
wonder that when that man on the
Hudson river, In indignation, tore up the
tract which was handed to nlm, ar.d just
one word landed on uis coat sleeve—ton
rest of the tract blng pitched into tbo
river—that one word aroused bis soul?
It was that one word, so long, so broad,
so high, so deep, eternity! A dying wo
man, In her last moments, said: “Call it
hack!” They said: “What do
you want?” “Tims.” she said;
••call it back!” Oh, it cannot be called
hack I We might lose our fortunes and
call them back, we might lose our health
and perhaps recover It, wo might lose our
goo I name and get that hack, but time
gone is cone forever.
Some of you during the past year made
preparation lor eternity, and it makes n<>
difference to you real v as to ihe matter
ot safety, whether you go now or v < gome
other yar—whether this year or me next
year. Bdh vour feet on the rock. I e
waves rnav dash around you. You can
say: “God Is our rein v.e and strength—a
very present help.” You are on th- rock,
and von may duly ail earth and bell to
overthrow you. I congratulate you. 1
g veyoug'eat Joy. It is a happy New
Year to V"U.
1 can see no sorrow at all in the fact
toat our years are going. You hear s in •
people say : “1 wish 1 could go backaga n
to boyhood.” 1 would not want to go
back again to b yho >d. I am air ml I
might make a worse lire out of it Mian I
have made. You could not afford to go
back to boyhood if It were possible. You
might do a great deal worse than you
have done. Thu past Is gone! Look out
tor tbe luiure!
To all Christians it is a time of glad
ness. 1 am glad tbe years are going.
You are coming on nearer homo. Let
your countenance light up with tbe
thought. Nearer home!
Now. when one can sooner get to the
centre of thiugs, is he not to bo congratu-
Isl d? Who wants to be alwavs in tne
Kresnman class? We study God in this
world by the Biblical pnotograph ot Him;
but we all Know we can In live rainuis
Of Interview with a iriend get more accu
rate idea ot him than we can by studying
him ti iv years through pictures ur tvordJ
Tne Utile onlld that did at six
age knows more Ol G >il ih in a I
slid all I'rlneeton, and all New HriKj*
wick, and all Kdmhurgn. ad all tli
log '.I. Ins 1 11 ' tYT*Timl rfSVuTTIi
i o
turs ol knowJß^
lij.h s.nse leach os
at the centre than
on the run of the wheel,
bolding nervously fast to tbe lire lest wo
be suddenly hurled into light, and e crnal
felicity? Through all kinds ol opt oat
instruments trying to peer thr >ugn the
o acks and the keyholes of heaven—a traid
that bath doors ol the ceiestial inanaiou
will be swung wide openJseiore o.jmen
ir.gnced vision—tusblng am oMJks
that Is good for neuralgia, and something
else is good for a bad cough lost we be
suddenly ushered into a land of everlast
ing health where tbo inhabitant never
sai a : “1 am sick.”
What fools we all are to prefer the cir
cnmlereuce to the centre. Wbatadreail-
Uil thing it would he If we should be sud
denly ushered Irom this wintry world into
tfi • May tint'* orchards of heaven, and if
our pauperism of sin and sorrow should
lie suddenly broken up by a presentation of
an emperor's cas’le surrounded by parks
with springing fountains and paths, up
and down which angels of God walk two
and t wo.
We are like persons standing on tbo
cold steps of the National I’ioiure Gallery
In London, under umbrellas In tbe rain,
atfa Id to go In amid tbe Turners, and the
IT lan*, ami the Raphaels. I coins to
them and say: “Why don’t you go inside
the gallery ?” “O,” they say, “we don’t
krow whether we can get ini” I say;
“Don’t you see the door isopen?” “Yes,”
they say, “hut we have been so long on
these oold steps, we are so attached to
them we don’t like to leave.” “But.” I
say. “it is 6o much brighter and more
beautiful in the gallery, you bail befer
go in.” "No,” they sav," “wo know exactly
bow it I* nut Here, but we don’t know how
it is in there.” O. let us be glad that we
are one year nearer the scene that ex
plains all. and Irradiates all!
In 1835 the French resolved that nt
Ghent thev would have a kind of musical
and inonsMation that bad never been heard
of. It would he made up Ml tbs chimes of
“ells and the discharge ot cannon. Tbe
experiment was a perfect suooess. What
with the ringing of the bells and the ro
port of the ordnance, the city trembled
and the bills shook with the triumpnal
maioli that was as strange as it wasover
wuelming W it.h a morn glorious scooni
liaiiiiiuml will God’s dear ouiluren go into
tneir high residence, when the trumpets
shall sound and the Last Day has come.
At tbe signal given the bells of the
towers, and of tbe lighthouses, and
ot the cities, will strike their sweet
ness into a last chime that shall
ring into ihe heavens and float off upon
tae sea, joined by the boom of nursling
mine ami magazine, an mentedliya 1 the
cathedral lowers ol heaven—the harmo
nies ol earth and the ay inchoates of the
celestial realm making u,> one great tri
iimchat march, fit to celebrate ihe ascent
of the redeemed to where toey shall Mi ne
as iho slurs loi ever and forever. Wiih
such anticipations, we can look buck
without a single regret upon the fly ng
years, and forward with exultation to the
tune when ihe archangel, with one loot on
the sea and the other loot on th* land,
si.all swear by Him that liveth or ever
and ever that time shall be no longer.
I lie Discomforts of Winter Travel
in the Nort.lt Illustrated.
Michigan City, Ind., Jan. 2 The
present storm on the railroads has been
tue worst In this locality iu fiv i years.
Fortunately the weather is not very cold
or the ronds would be unable to move a
train. There is over flveteetof sn >w on
the level in exposed plices, while In ra
vines it is six feet deep The Micnigan
Central railroad had to abandon sev ral
of their paseeuger trains, cue st Niles
going west and two east brill id trains
lo re. Three west bound passenger trains
became stalled in drifts five miles
east of hero and it required nenrlv
all day with five locoinotive-r to brin
them to the city. Last night’s eost
bound truius had another bad tune. The
New York las' express became oaugut
near New Buffalo and a Grand Rapids
train crashed into tue rear damaging the
sleeping ear and injuring the (in-majL
i and porter. To-night the weather is g H
| ting colder and make railJ
loading well to morrow.
Business Houses Burned iu Three
Widely .separated towns.
Knigutsville, Ind., Jan. 2.-—Nine of
tiie principal business houses here were
burned this mot u ng. The loss is $25,000.
The Insurance is $12,500.
Louisville Ky., Jan. *2.—a tire at
Greenville, Ky., last evening destroyed
half the business portion of the town.
The loss is estimated at $20.000.
Nava.hot A, Tex., Jan. 2—Fire early
this morning destroyed Melton’s store,
Mrs. M ller’s school, Anderson Ac Son’s
store and Coddtngton’s hardware store,
and damaged the Odd Fellows’ Hall.
The total loss is $25,000. F
M acon. Hit., Jan. 2. Ibe Bibb County
Orphan Home, tnree miles Irom Margin,
was destroyed hy lire last night at mid
night. Forty-live children were turned
nut In tbi ir night clothing with the ther
mometer mat ,ing 12 degrees. Owing tos
the and static'* from town assistance wJ
late in arriving, hut ihe children
taken oars ol b/ n Igbbors. I’be loss is
$7,000. Tne insurance is $2 000
London, Jan. 2.—A disastrous firs hns
occurred ou Wood street, London, affect
ing the property of twenty-five firms.
T:,o damage Isennimous. It is imposst
hie to estimate the loss at present.
51 Dit AS’ THU OHM Hoitrton.
Three Hundred Lives Lost and us
Many I jurcil in the Stampede.
Madras, Jan. 2—The fire in the re
served inclosure at tue People’s Park on
Friday lasted only filteen minutes. It Is
now ascertained that 300 persons lust
their lives, being either burned UMjettih
or suffocated, while the
ispluc.il at no same ti nm
iliaudei- n-Chi T and Firm (HRT^nt Truv
nncore, who were present, escaped injury. ■
Among th" victims were two KurmicNii
women, aid many Kuropesn cnildrsip sre
missing. The tire is supposed to have
been of incendiury origin.
on the ‘•teamer KallngsrA Ves
eel hunk hy the Dragoman.
■ANDO.s.’Isn. 2.—The sieurner Haling.
ypflhiAVHnnab, has been burning lo her
since vV ednesdsy last,
r Drag'unan, from
||22mSmV". i
v,. were drowned.
W hociulihts Triumph.
ChVago, Jan. 2—A victory for the
Rad flu or 8 oialistio element wss
re uflnf the semi-annual election of offi-*
c.-rsfli tne Chicago Trades’ Assembly to
Vrhrcws I xpcltad from Kloff
Vienna, Jan. reported here
that 17),U00 trom
.-.Vi, riniieu'-
Th Vllinnfft fornmlfliioneri Accused ol
Violation of ls Kill*** Pn*pnr>d by tbo
Nation*' IluroMti of A griculturo to
Oimrd /%guln*t th<i Kprettd of Plcuro*
Washington, Jan. 2.—CommissioncT
Colman has written a letter to Gov.
Oglesby, ol Illinois, sharply protesting
against what be t* rms the violation by
the Illinois State Live Stock Commission
of the rules prepared by the Commissioner
of Agriculture to regulate co-operation
between the general government and the
Slates lor the suppression of pleuro-pneu
monia and accepted by Gov. Oglesby on
behalf o! Illinois. He cites rule 10, pro
viding that “all animals affected wiiu
contagious are to ba
slaughtered as alter
aa tbe Ifcmeesary arrangements can b
made,” nnd says: “It Is notorious that
suon affected animals were not promptly
slaiignterpil, e tber io the distillery ahetlv,
upon tbe Harvey larm or in other infect: I
He declares that, despite tbe exprtai
stipulation that inoculation shall not In
piaoiioeil in Illinois, inoculation has been
permitted. He calls attention to the pro
visions mat quarantines shall not be re
moved without due notice to the Depart,
mem oi Agriculture, and that all neces
sary disinfection shall be conducted by
the department, and declares tnal then
have been “violations of these rules of a>
Important a oburaeter that they threaten
to impair. If not destroy, the value ot #1
that has been done in Chicago, and may
lead to results so tar-P aching and disas
trous to tbe whole country that I cannot
allow thoui to pass without entering a
most emphatic protest.
Alter setting forth in del ail instances
in which the Illinois Commissioners have
disregarded the rules ami regulations of
the tlepaitmi nt. Commissioner Colman
-ay*: “Tn sis not a cooperation. It Is
in rogation bv ibe State Commissioners ot
the right to decide nnd act upon ques.
lions ot tbe utmost Importance to the
whole country without consultation with
this and par meot. and regard ess nil kn ol
our protests and of the rules and regula
tions which your action as Governor of
mo State bound them to observe. Such a
c oirse makes our effort to co-operato
with your State a farce. Worse
even than that, it removes the only guar
antee that there would be some mostan*
ilal result for l bn thousands of dollars ei
l ended in Cook oouuty out of the national
appropriation for the suppression of
pieuro-pneumonia: and now, alter three
mouths of anxious waiting for tidings
tnat tbo contagion had t>e< n thoroughly
eradicated trom at least a tew ot the in
fected places in Chicago, tbe country is
amazed to learn that the Commissioners
1 avi decided not io avail ibemselvtsof the
most nrdu ary precaution to prevent tbs
reappt arance ol tue and sease.
“They have allowed the owners of the
worst mf.cie I place now remaining iu
the cliv io uisinieot their own premises
without satislHotory or oompeteni super,
vision anil practically with do super
vision nt uli; and not satisfied with this
thev have shined most exiram dlnary
iiuste Hud most obstinate determination
to have ibis (dace refilled iumiediaieiy
VV °sttie.”
tbeCnayriissioDer lays:
ina 1 have
in lour dsirs
riioasiues entorcad a* w.,u!i!
in the siiOi i*t possible time
reproach and suspicion of bar
boKg this pestilence. It appears now
tl(JTbly important that you should take
such action as will leave no reason for
doubt in the mind ot any one a* to the
mture policy ol your State Livestock
Commies,o es.
“To this end I would respectfully sug
gest that you cause the oi der of tbe board
iu regard to refl 11 in g tho Boufeidt sued* to
be revoked; 111 Uo io those sheds
be immediately and mat tbil
Uepar nu ni Ik prac.
lire su h dislnlection and
possible under the I
make this suggestion on henalf of tho
great cuttle Industry lor the protection of
an imporiant part of the nation’s loud
supply, and on behalf of unresirioted
commerce, which are altogether threat
ened turoug'i this lack of 00-onerstioa
with tho Department oi Agriculture on
tho part ol the board which represents
your elate.”
to be Brought, to St.
Intel in lit.
William W,
Lorina’s tuncra! was attended 10-day et
Uruca Church. The pall bearers were
Gens. C. M. Wilcox, J. M. Schofield, R. L
Ingalls, Roger A. Pryor, C. P. Stone, G.
W. Smith, J. I’. Dockery. John Newton,
W. McMahon, and Cols. J. R. Ogden. J.
11. Thomas, J. 1.. Snead, W. J.Talllafsrro,
G. F. Ferris. E. T. McLean and J. R. >a!
I r. Mrs. Herbert Ruston, ol Chicago,
was among the mourners. Rev. Dr.
Uiintlngtoo, of Grsc ■ church, was assist
ed bv Rev. Spruille, the latter a m iub,*r
of Wheeler’s Confederate cavalry and a
friend "( the deceased. Tbe remains Were
placed in a vault here but will betaken
to st. Augusiine, Fla.
A bCOHK Kll,l iPH).
I’nrtloulars About the Southern
I'acitlo Collision Hard to Oct.
Pan Antonio, Tex.. Jan. 2.—The offl
clala and employes of tbe southern l’aciflo
railroad still reiuse to give any informa
tion concerning tue collision last Friday
evening of a freight train and construc
tl di train near Devil's road. Ten or fluent
Hies weie loat.oesrly all the persons killed
be ng .Mexicans. Four or flve deadb> dice
fiout the wreck were hrou.bl In last
evening ami several of the maimed passed
through en route to C dumbus lor treat
ment at the railroad hospital. When Lie
iraioe collided they caught Ore and two
ear* and the locomotive were burred.
Moat oi the killed and wounded received
lUeir Injuries by being burned.
I' lv Mon in tin- Ice.
Kockaway, L. 1., Jan. 2.— Great feart
•ro entertained here for the safely ol live
unknown mq.ii wuu are nut in open hot s
hemmed In by Ice in the middle oi
Jamaica bay. It Is almost an lnu>o*sl
bllity lor them to survive ihe exposure
mucU longer a id unless extricated vary
•oou they will be fr zen to death.
ir you spit up phlegm, aod are troubled
wit i a hacKlng_cough, ue Dr. J. H. Mo
i.cac'a 'l’w, m.g Balm-

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