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A MODEL NURSERY.
ALL THE UP TO DATE CONVENIENCES FOR THE CHILD ON EXHIBI TION AT BUFFALO. The model nursery in the annex to the Manu factures Building at tho Pan-American Exposi tion, which was arranged by Mrs. Ruth Ashley Hlrschfield. of this city, combines all the sanitary equipments possible to a modern nursery. The outside represents a pretty cottage and Is painted white, while the green trellis work of the veranda is covered with green vines. At the win dows dainty dotted white muslin curtains are draped, and the walls of the room are hung with pictures dear to childhood. The furniture of the nursery 19 made of prairie grass, because It is most readily cleaned. The crib is a dainty creation, the crownlike canopy being hung with white point fcanrtt lace over pink. There is a bassinette, white dresser, tiny rocker, toilet chair with a pneumatic cushion, nurse's sew ing chair, with pockets for work and utensils ln the fcrr.is, mother's rocker, high chair, writing desk _ and hospital table of white iron with heavy friars ~ top. This table is desirable because it is not only readily cleaned, but it can be made antiseptic. On the table there Is a little Icebox for baby's ex clusive use. and an lee cream freezer in which not more than two plates of the dainty can be frozen. The freezer can also be used for keeping articles cf diet at a low temperature. The nursing bottle is of a hygienic sort, the safety pins are nickel plated, with protected eprtngs. and washes, toilet powders, witch hazel for the Inevitable bumps, various foods and cocking utensils have all been remembered. A baby Jumper that can readily be converted into a reclining chair stands at one end of the room, and near it are a par.a tray and kindergarten outfit of practical frames mi leys. There are also a physical culture equipment for older children and numerous books eulted for childish taste. The feeding utensils are all of silver— tray easily fitted to chair or table, a mug, porringer, plate, curved handled baby spoon and the r.ushr-r. Four thermometers gu<trd the temperature of the room, detect draughts about the floor and indicate the heat of the hath atd milk. Cupboards drap*»i with pretty curtains at each end of the room are intended for playthings. The wa'l has a covering of burlap, which can be made germ proof by frequent paintings. The layette for the new baby departs widely from traditional usages, the absence of elaborate trim mings being conspicuous. The tir.y garments are xmuje as simply as possible. Mrs. Hlrßchfleld is a graduate of WeHealey Col lege, and has made a study of the needs of chil ¦Cren. i-pr her exhibit she received suggestions -rom health commissioners and eminent physicians and the result is said to be the most perfect"nursery «ver 6hown. This is a rood time to buy noidsea^on hats, which axe pretty likely to tie needed at the beginning of August, as all the shops are marking down their most expensive models that are yet unsold to the prices of ordinary kinds, a charming hat. to be had "for «• for.g." is a toque of white chiffon, which it craped voluminously around the brim and em oroWered with silver on the crown. The trimming » merely three large roses of different shades of ennsson above and behind and a large twist of cniSorj and lace. Another love.ly creation Is a double plateau of oeliotrope crinoline, between which is a thick. loose twist ef white tulle. Above is a wreath of white rose* again-- a background of folded black taffeta *. < * har ? s ov *" r the brim on the left and is ar <mfha with & trail °* white roses to raise the hat on that • A third bargain la of Tuscany straw, extremely ll«ht and lacy, trimmed with a large bow at black r^? 1 a . nd 'P ra >'» of Pink and white roses. It Is ex ceea^iy simple yet delightfully Parisian in char- Not alone in millinery are bargains to be found. There are exqulrite blouses, fancy collars and revers. ever. lingerie, marked at figures to induce trade in this dullest of seasons. A long coat of dark blue linen, strapped with •nite and with a Greek applique of white down the \*T\ l l nd arou!l< l the lower edge and the col •uninM.r 01 "*- and chic an<l perfectly suited to •umnif-r resort v.- A bewitching gown is of white eiik muslin made 1) ,* r pale green satin which glimmers through the Hi»y fabric. The bodice la finely tucked over the I*.l«i a « d h £", a pouched front of white chiffon over iiit' a . shpll Pink. A collar of duchesse lace la Sal." "1 X " °" l » n « the front on each side to the er'd.'h. !¦* of the white muslin with tucked earh *?* a .. ? ray . 2f2 f paI * P ink roses painted on ao» h , if 1K ""? !n the large, soft of th* L £.u a w tene< ? In a point at the termination ctrcJ*4 hi ,h, h by a ,. Ur «* brooch of Pink coral, en wcifcj by tourmalines and brilliants. REFRESHING For Basin or Bath. COLGATE & CO.'S Violet Water DUST COAT OF TAX CLOTH. AFFAIRS IN NFAV ZEALAND. OPINION* OF THE WOMEN' REGARDING THE DOMESTIC PROBLEM—CONVEN TION OP NATIONAL, COUNCIL. The women of New-Zealand lave discovered the reason why the mi!! and the shop are, so generally preferred to domestic service by young women. It la because "more brains are required in dome; work than behind a counter or at a machine." This revel theory was propounded at the recent convention of the National Council of New-Zea land women. Among the subjects discussed were: The im portance of having technical education provided by the State, human betterment, the domestic eerviee problem, and the economic Independence of women. One speaker Bald that the want of adaptability in the ordinary workman was due to the one sided nature of the educational system. She urged that compulsory continuation classes should be held la the evening: this would tie a means of clearing the streets of many of the, young people who frequent them. She referred to the practice of pending children to farms, and expressed the opinion that this should tw» stopped- Another thought that horticulture and fruit cult ure would furnish suitable, and remunerative oc cupation for women, and urgei experiment In those directions. In connection with the papers on "Human Bet terment" the. council adopted a resolution to this effect : That this council deplores the militarism which is extending its ravages over th* world, increas ing the burdens of every people, fomenting na tional and International Jealousies, and inciting virulent racial hatreds. The council considers that the faculties between nations are always capable of peaceable settlement. If mediatory methods be employed in time, and it therefore heartily wel comes the establishment of the International Court of Arbitration. It was resolved, also, to petition the government to Increase the amount of the old aRe pension to M Fhilllngs a week, and to provide cottages for such pensioners. Prison reforms were considered In this section, and the Klm'.ra Reformatory, in this State, was referred to as offering an excellent system for imitation. The domestic service problem brsught forth the expression of belief by many that if domestic science was taught as other studies are. the feel ing that housework Is degrading would gradually disappear, and a better class of household workers would be the result. Several speakers said that If mistresses had been always properly considerate the present difficulties would not have arisen, and another made the statement first quoted. The establishment of municipal laundries and kitchens was advocated, on the ground that if cooking and washing could be simplified much of tne exist ing friction ¦would disappear. Another idea advanced was that all young girls should be lined in domestic science. The speaker thought that mistresses woulyl rind it beneficial to do their own housework, merely employing a trained girl for a certain number of hours a day. From a monetary point of view, she believed that girls were better off In domestic service than in Other branches of labor. In the discussion on the economic independence of women, it was resolved: "That this council is of opinion that in all cases where men and women are engaged in the same work, either in the employ of the government or of private individuals, equal wages should be paid for equal work." The mover said that this matter was one of growing Importance, since women were entering so freely into industrial life. But women had for M long such limited interests that they failed to recognize the wider social claims. One of the, greatest difficulties was that so many young women are willing to work for a pocket money wage The concluding act of the council was to re solve: "That this council approach the Premier and represent to him that the most sincere, tribute that can be paid to the memory of her late majesty Queen Victoria Is the removal of the dis abilities of the women of this colony as a recogni tion of her beneficent rule." .4 SOVEL IXSTITITE. ITS STUDENTS ARE FROM THE MOUNTAIN REGION'S IN NORTH CAROLINA. College girls of an altogether novel type are- to be found In the Normal and Industrial Institute, at Asheville. N. C. This college Is attended almost solely by young women from the mountain districts where the settlers have lived for years In compere tive Isolation from the rest of the world. Many child wives and youthful widows are among the students, for early marriages are the usual tiling and enforced separations frequently occur. The young women come of a sturdy stock, and are quick to learn, but their greatest difficulty lies In overcoming the rough dialect with which they have, grown up. and their habit of using snuff and tobacco. They arrive with little private stores of these articles, and when they have at last been Induced to part with them the teachers consider that their future progress Is assured. Few of the girls have seen a table set. or even a two story house, and a mirror Is an almost unknown luxury. Apparently the only objects about the college with which the would be students are familiar are the heavy lidded ovens for cooking, and guns and trap. ping apparatus. They arrive frequently In rickety oxcarts to which sometimes a mule and an ox are harnessed together. In the mountain districts from which the girls come, families settled In a certain cove, remain there, for generations, and a man seldom goes more than two or three miles for a wife. Bitter feuds and neighborhood quarrels arise, and it has hap pened several times that attempts to establish pohools In these villages, with educated mountain girls as) teachers, are abandoned because of the impossibility of securing any unity of public feeling Vet despite these primitive conditions of life parents and children «how warm affection for one another, and those girls who are educated only in rare cases evince any feeling of contempt for their kindred. .. . NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, THURSDAY. AUGUST S. 1901. GOOD CHEER. Have you had* a kindness shown? Pass It on. 'Twas not given for you alone — Pass it on. Let It travel down the years. Let it wipe another's tears. Till in heaven the deed appears — Pass it on. TTIE OLD SOXG. There Is a garden sweet with rose and pink. Where honeys 'ickle errows and virein's bower. Soft turfed, and shelving to the river's brink. And in that garden grows my heart'? white flower. She moves about it like a livine rose. And from my boat is I come up the stream I s«*e. "mid all the flowers her garden grows. The livinjr lily of her garments gleam At nicht I walk beside ihe darkening tide. Where the drowned stars among the lilies stir. See her brip-ht window on the farther side And bless the happy roof that shelters her. And when I touch that fair, enchanted land. Among the roses in the snnlit noon, She comes to me and takes me hy the hand. And life's song, and love— true love— the tune' —(Pall Mall Gazette. NOTICE. All letter* and |ini>Uiu<'« Intended for the T. S. S. should he addressed to the Trlhnne Sunshine Society. Triliim<- Ilulldinp:. New lort City. REPORT FROM A PLAYGROUND. Mrs. Belie Duteher, president of the Arlington (N. J.) Junior branch, accompanied by several of her memhers. visited the Xlnety-ninth-st play ground last Saturday morning and brought fifteen lovely picture books for the children, and eighty more will he sent this week hy express. These Sunshine memh.-rs enjoyed a picnic luncheon in Central Park, nr.d later visited the Museum of Art. Mrs. fjeorge W. Eason, the president of Manhat tan branch Xo s, hap sen! two large bundle* of boys' clothing to the playground, the contents of which have been distributed among the nioM needy children. Mrs. Eason is well kn..wn for h.-r earnest v>rk among th^ poor aa chairman of the clothing committee of the Little Moihers'" Aid Assoda lion. A box or' flowera waa received at the play ground from Miss Sutherland, president of the new T. B. B branch .it Norwich, Conn. A FLORAL LOVE STORY. The. answer to the puzzle published in this column on July 25 is as follows: Fair Marigold, a maiden fair; Sweet William was her lover Their path was twined with bittersweet; it did not run through lover. Th.- lady's tresses raven were, her cheeks a lovely rose; She wore fine lady's slippers to warm her small, pink toes. Her poppy was an elder, who had a mint of gold— An awful old snap-dragon to make one's blood run cold! His temper was like sour grass: his daughter's heart he wrung With words both fierce and bitter— he had an ad der's tor: . ¦ The lover's hair was like the flax, of pure Ger manic type. He wore a Dutchman's breeches; he smoked a Dutchman's pipe. He sent marshmallows by the pound and choicest wintergreen: She painted him forget-me-nots, the bluest ever Sf-cnl He couldn't serenade her within the nightshade dark. For every thyme he tried It her father's dogwood bark And so he set a certain day to meet at four o'clock; Her face -.\ ta pale aa snowdrops, c'en whiter than her frork. The lover vowed he'd pine and die If she should say him no. Ami then he kissed her beneath the mistletoe. "My love will live forever, my sweet; will you be true? Olve me a little heart ease; say only, 'I lore yew.' " She faltered that for him alone she'd orange blos soms wrar. Then swayed like supple willow and tore her maidenhair; For. madder than a hornet, before them stood her pop. Who swore he'd cane the fellow until he made him hop! Oh, quickly up rope Mary, Bhe cried: "Touil rue the day. Most cruel father! Haste, my dear, and lettuce flf« away." But that Inhuman parent fn piled the Mr rod there. He settled all flirtation bet* thit hspl^H r**'«r. The youth a monastery sought and ilomir-il a blacit monkahoi The maid at.- poison Ivy and died within a wrwd. The answer which agreed mire nearly'than any other with the solution t-ent In by the contributor of the floral love story was received from Mary i' Olden, of Halifax, N. B . who tn^.k th» nrcrnuilnn to Mend the names of two plants or flowers for several of the blanks, using only such as would preserve th<? rhyme. GOOD CHEER. The following nimi of mnney h;«ve bren received to }..- used as special sunshine: Mrs William B. C. H. R. R. and M M K. 13; three little K trls of L*»nnx. Mai a., named Nellie, Emily nn>i Edith Ranger. J2. Miss Edith writes: "My sisters and I hay« saved up this money for .Sutishtn* to give trolley ri'U-s to poor children " Mrs. .(affray and Miss Osborne have contributed $1 for trolley rides "for older people, who nre s-n often left out In the need to make good tim»s for the nmall ones, hut who need the diversion ;i little change brings. " Miss Ella Harrison, 10 cents. A Lawki ¦d. re ports : tter to the Phlllp 11. alao < anl him post age atampa Some unknown friend favored him t--r. ttly by '-ontrlbutlnK n fu merican stamps, for whli inks. SOUVENIR CARDS Many pretty souvenir cardi have come froni Albany nnd Saratoga The members who are m; kirsr ape* ctlona of th arda will pit i ¦•¦ •nd ; heir n imi - to 1 1 • souvenln will be forwarded One member I i a wlah i" exel ¦¦.;¦ American carda with thoi •¦ having fon o pan CONTRIBUTE >N8 A box eontalnli ney w-->rk. wools. pmn'l baskets, . mbrntdery cotton, etc . baa t v rerpived without ,i name; another expri box of mtscell lothlnff. shoes, itoi I t..it. necktU readli • ¦ m R. N. 1 »n air ¦ ¦ ¦. ! -• ¦.: ii i, : i - t ,. .-• i. ..-.- . ' different degrees of power, from Mr- Jaffraj md M!-s O« borne: a ;am« without a nnni". page* from M i maroneck . m , r , k Bell, ai lections of poems and Mi..n atoriei from l^ H Elw< ;i THE TRIBUNE PATTERX. A TISSUE PAPER PATTERN OF INFANTS BACQUE, NO 5.899, FOR 10 CENTS Tiny babies have constant need of a sacque that fan be slipped on when the day (a rrtnl or the room not ti,.- required temperature. This pretty little model fills Just that need and can be made as NO MM— INFANT'S BACQUB. dainty as one may plea—. The original Is of white cashmere, embroidered with blue silk, but more serviceable colors can be substituted and heavier flannel can be used when preferred. The sacQue is simplicity Itself, with loose back and fronts, and can be made In either the square or round outline. The neck is finished with a roll over collar and the sleeves are one seamed, drawn up at the wrists by narrow ribbon run through beading. To cut this sacque three-quarters of a yard of material 27 Inches wide will be required. The pattern. No, MM Is cut in one size only. Patterns will be sent to any address on receipt of 10 cents. Please give number distinctly. Address pattern Department. New- York Tribune If In a hurry for pattern, send an extra two-cent stamp and we will, mall by Utter postage In sealed en- GIVING THE DEVIL II IS DUE PLAIN WORDS ABOUT HIM ARE HEARD AT XORTHFIELD. [BY TELEOBATII TO THE TRIBUNE-] East Northfleld. Mass . Aug. 7.-"I have heard more about the devil here in Northfleld during the last three days than I h.we heard about him In New- York in a year. I work on the East Bide. In what they call the hard part of New-York, and we don't say much about the devil there; we aro afraid of him. ever so. but here he cets It rough." The speaker was the Rev. Conrad DOenoh. a mem ber of the New- York Presbytery, who la spending ft week or two at the Bible Conference. The Rev. Mr Chadwlck, the English Wesleyan. In his ser mcn this morning presented the devil in a new light to many in his audience. Ho declared sol emnly that the devil was one of the best friends that the Christian had. "He will do nothing in tho world against you bo long as you resist him." said Mr. Chadwick. "The devil 131 3 the Lord's servant. In a blacksmith shop the blacksmith holds the Iron In th» fire until It is red hot. and then, placing it on the anvil, he taps it with a small hammer while his helper on the other aide of the anvil deals It heavy blows. I had often wondered what the small hammer strokes were for. One day a blacksmith told me they were to Indicate to the helper where he was to strike. The iron is moulded and fashioned by the helper under the direction of the master blacksmith. The Master, fashioning His followers into His own likeness, holds 'hem sometimes in the furnace of affliction, and then on the anvil of pain. He says. "Strike, devil, here and here.' and the devil obeys. My friends, the Lord makes the devil sweat making you a saint. In stead, therefore, of whining when you are in trouble, thank <;od that He is moulding you Into the Image of His Son." VIEWS OF MRS BOTTOM E. Among the New-York people In attendance at the conference, is Mrs. Margaret Bottome. the mother of the King's Daughters. More than seven hun dred thousand King's Daughters and Sons are in the international order of which she Is president. At the request of The Tribune correspondent Mrs. Bottoms has given her impressions of the mretincs here: "I am profoundly Impressed with the Chrlstltke spirit that pervades this Northfleld conference, as well as the quiet dignity and strong Individuality of William R. Moody, the son of D. L. Moody, who presides As we listen to men of the highest type of Christian manliness, who are thoroughly equipped to bring souls to a knowledge of God, we feel the truth of Fiber words: The love of God is broader Than the measure of men's minds; And the hear I of the Eternal Is most wonderfully kind. "Never have 1 pat under teaching where the dignify of man was made more prominent, where God as 'Our Father' was more vividly presented, and where one Is made to feel that only from the cross is the radiance streaming. It Is interesting to listen to a member of the Wesleyan body of England and Imagine you are listening to John Wesley the Fame clear ring of the old Gospel, sal vation from all sin. There are no popguns here, no shams of any kind. One hears the heavy artillery of the truths of the New Testament. To thoso who hive thought and felt deeply and looked at the spiritual weakness in churches, and thought of the great hungry, sad world outside, one feels like Faying at Northflelrl— Mine eyes have seen the glory Of the coming of the. Lord "To those who have dreamed of Christian unity. It is ItghtfU] to see a leading physician of this country and ? leading layman of the Protestant Episcopal Church coming here and bringing clergy men of hi* church and a number of his nurses. Not only that, hut his intense enjoyment of every thing here is equally interesting. Leading men of business, members of different denominations. are f-qu.iHy enthusiastic over the English Wesleyan minister. A week at N'.irthfteld makes one, in stinctively say: The morning light 1? breaking. "And It lr» " In addition to the services named a new one was added to-day. Mr. Morgan and Mr. Chadwick both spoke at 4 o'clock to a large audience. Mr. Moody In announcing this »x'n service sal that h« Jfpoke- for the speakers as well as personally when he urged the people not to try to attend every service There 1« a demand for the meetings from those whose stay 13 limited. Many, comlnj: from neighboring towns for a day or two " the most, wish to get nil that they can. ar.-l he wishes to oblige ¦ ••m At the same time, the health and comfort of those who nre to remain longer are to Y.p ronMilered. and they should attend only such mcetlncs as they can enjoy. PRACTICAL SERMON' FROM A WESLKYAN. When It was announced thai the Rev. F. B. Meyer, of London, was not enmtng to Northneld, but th*t in his stead the Rev. Samuel Cn »dwick. of Leeds. England, was to be here, the information was coupled with the statement that he was a per sonal friend of Mr. Morgan. That Insured him a hearing at the outset He has been heird several Mm.- and with great urceptaneo at each time. Like Mr. Morgan! he la practical rather than mys tical; he may have been at Keswlck. but he does not talk about it— the chances re that he has not been there. Going to Keswlck is like going to the Holy Land: the story will force Itself from the traveller, with or without his consent Mr Chad* la a Wesleyan. but one would not know from Ills t»rr««ns th.-it he was not a Presby terian. Strong as tho majoj.ty of the visitors from beyond the sen are— nn.i *>rae on this si<le, alsn — some of them are n'<t .^rong enough to refrain from criticism by conti t. They talk of burning thf-lr sermons as If they had been slaves to them, and people in the audience think sadly of the slaves to whom they are obliged to listen in their home churches during the year, and they Bay: "No wonder our pastor does not succeed better." ALL THINGS POSSIBLE WITH GOD. Mr Chadwlrk'a sermons are straightforward, earnest expositions of Scripture If noi delivered with th( ron ¦ and fire of those given t>> Mi Mor gan—another manuscript burner— or as homlletical as those preached by Dr. Pierson- another sermon b'irrier - iVy re exceedingly helpful, a hounding In quaint phrnses, suggestive Illustration* and Inci dents. In his opening discourse be showed that, with God's help, man Is practically omnipotent, He said in part: The Apostle Paul, at the end of a long life full of hardship, full of adventure, full of peril, bears this testimony: "I can do ail things in Him that strengthened me." The Master had said nothing should be Impossible, mid Paul had found .ill things possible Man is little lower thin God. and th* distance Is very little Indeed, and th.> Scriptures teach how near to omnipotence man may come, and does come, to God There Is only one condi tion of power, and that Is faith. There are only two words necessary to cover the whole of the manward aide of salvation from start to finish only two The first word is "accept" and the second word la "abide." The man who will accept Christ and the man who will abide in Christ has fulfilled every Scriptural condition of salvation and of every blessing and power, and to him that la In i Christ and abides In Christ, lives In simple faith within the will Of God-to that man all things are possible.. But Isn't that parable? No. It Is plain state- j ment of fact— not a figure of speech, not an ex- i aggeration, not a striking setting. The explana- ; tion of this omnipotence of God's power in man 1 must of course, be the same as the explanation we have to give concerning the attribute of om- i nipotence In God Himself. When we say that all things are possible to God, we don't mean what we used to think It meant as children. I presume, when we were asked. "What can God do?" ami we : answered "God can do everything." Man doesn't live very long before he finds out that God cannot do everything There are a great many things that God cannot do, and to say that Cod is omnipotent does not mean that God can do anything and , everything , _, . When we speak of the omnipotence of Ood we j mean that nil things are possible to God that are , consistent with Himself and consistent with the | nature of that upon which He works. All things | are posslhle that do not Involve a contradiction: > oil things are possible that are consistent. God | cannot deny Himself: God cannot violate His own lava the .Indue of all the earth must do right, j Neither can be change the essential quality of things: He cannot make wrong right, and. as we used to put It as children. He cannot make twice two five: but all thine* that are consistent with Cod's own nature, and all things that are consistent with the nature of that upon which He works are ; possible to God. ALL THING* POSSIBLE TO MAN. '¦ So with man. All things become possible to him j with God. That doesn't mean that he receives I power that he can exercise according to every . whim and fancy and caprice. It means all things are possible to him consistent with his nature and j consistent with the will of God. That Is nothing; arbitrary; that is nothing capricious. It doesn't mean that if you wanted this auditorium shifted by | so many hundred yards you would have nothing to do except utter the word and believe, aim it would be done. God Himself doesn t work by magic. The Idea that a great many people have of God's om nipotence is that He Is a great and wonderful con jurer, that He haa nothing to do only to wish and whistle, and the thing is done God Himself can not do things by wishing and whistling. He must work by law. must be consistent with Himself and consistent with the nature of the things that He has made. So with man. As he is not saved by magic nor ruled by magic, neither can he work by magic. God cannot travel outside the ordinary agencies and work unnecessary miracles, but He Is omnipo tent In man's life because He. has limitless com mand of all the forces In any and every depart ment, and man is linked with God. and every re source and every kind of power that is at God's command is laid under tribute to man's need and waits upon man's faith. With men these things are impossible, but not with God. To men with God ail things are possible, which means that man plus God is to all practical purposes of the divine will and requirements of the divine life, omnipotent as God Himself, which means this: that with God all that a man ought to re he can be. and all that a man ought to do he can do; and that is the gos pel that I brine to you this day. I fancy the teaching of Jesus was to the Apostles a succession of astonishments: they lived In a con tinual, state of surprise and wonderment: but this Urn* they were so surprised that It fairly took their breath away— that is what the word means and they simply gasped and gaped as they won j fit-red what He meant. There came a rich young | ruler, and they weren't a rich lot. weren't those jarj ar 'ties, and perhaps sometimes they knew the pinrh of poverty, and. at any rate, they knew the limitations of poverty: and when they saw this young ruler coming, they thought It was a very crand thing, very providential, no more short com mons after this, no more limitations for want of money: he is the first of a race that they would greatly delight to capture. To their astonishment they find Jesus Christ lays upon the rich young ruler an impossible condition, at any rate accord | ing to his judgment. "Go sell all thou hast and give to the poor, and come and follow me." He went away very sorrowful, for he was very rich, and as he went away Jesus Christ said, with a sigh, "How hardly shall they that have riches enter info the kingdom!" THE APOSTLES GREATLY SURPRISED. That was a great surprise to them. They had Been surprised that the young man had not been received upon terms that were possible to him and reasonable, as they would hive Interpreted it: but to say that riches were a hindrance to entering the kingdom was a strange remark. They had never Imagined riches to he a stumbling blork to right eousness; they had always believed. Indeed, that wealth was rather an advantage in matters of re lig'on and a very considerable proof of it If a man were rich, it was nine-tenths of the case proved that he was fairly good or else he wouldn't have been rich. Instead of being a disqualifica tion it gave prestige and importance, and instead of shutting a man out it generally secured him a ! front sear. j Indeed, 'wo great features of the kingdom for 1 which they v.-ere all looking were righteousness I and prosperity, and I am not very sure that they didn't think that 'he righteousness was rather the means and file prosperity the end They were coming to a kingdom lit which they were all to be I fairly well to do. and those that w. re very good I would be very well oft; and her" Christ, to their I astonishment, makes it appear thit the kingdom Is j almost of such a character that riches shut a man out. I do not wonder they were astonished. As ¦ a matter of fact, they didn't believe him. and as ! a matter of fact you don't either Oh. no. you Mr., not one jot ahead of those apostles Who is there among us that has not thought he could be I ever so much better a saint if he were a bit better c.i? I ha»'<.-; 1 am frank enough t« confess It. Who Is there that feels the limitation of poverty that has I not said again and again, if only he were in such 1 a position and had go much a year, what a grand fellow he would be and what a lot of good he would do Anil Jesus Christ says. "How hardly shall they that have riches!" You ougnt not to pity the poor: Jesus Christ always pine.i th-> rich, and. I according to the teaching of Jesus Christ, it takes more grace for a man to be a good man who is a rich man than for a man to be good who is poor. I Perhaps by th* end of the present century we may 1 coma to believe that, but »here it Is, a plain state j ment of Jesus Christ. PLAIN' WORDS FOR EVERY ONE. The kingdom demands of every man that which la Impossible for the man by himself t.» give. I Every man flnd3 in his own life that which corre . sponds to the young man's riches somewhere, and ! I know no better Mace for finding It than a con ference of this kind. You will see visions* of God; ' you will hear voices, calling you to higher heights I and to deeper depths and to larger possibilities; but when you come to enter Into the kingdom and to take possession of the land that you have •sen afar oft, you will find that there comes with the call some demand, and God will put His finger | upon this and that and the other, and He will say, "Go, sell that, and give up this. and do the other." 1 and He will lay up>n you in proportion to the i value of the kingdom you seek to enter a condition . that Is Impossible to human nature, but with God I all things are possible With God. what ha? to I be surrendered cm be surrendered; with God. 1 what has to be don* can be done. Bo don't be ! afraid, and don't shrink, and don't turn away sor- r owful. and say it Is Impossible. God will ask of • you nothing that "Is will not mike possible by j coming into your life and bringing to you His j sr;ic»* and His power Don't compromise, don't ¦ ii?k what it will involve; the moment God says. "Give up this." giw it up; the moment God makes this requirement, meet It; the moment God says, "Do this." do it. Be sure only It Is the voice of i God, and whatsover He commands you to do. do It. With Him. in Him. by Him. to you. to you. to you, all things are possible. Tun again 10 the cursing of the- fig tree, and you bad that the kingdom there again demand.-* that which "la Impossible for us, for it demands the destruction or everything that hi (ate*, every thing that Is retentions, everything that is un ! holy. Into HI kingdom nothing unclean can • come; within His kingdom there is no place for : the man th.it eth 1 lie The tree was withered up from th*» roots. I like the root business of Jesus Christ. He doesn't go lopping branches and trimming Into all | sorts of' beautiful ami artistic >!:<•.• in order by ; uniformity and he-iuty 10 compensate for the lack of frultfulness. He gets to the root of the trouble. : He does not come to regulate sin; He does not i come to subjugate It; He. comes to destroy It. tr» ! mrse It, to blight it. to blast •. to wither it. to > damn it In hum-in nature. curse it from the root. ! from the 1 001 He doesn't come to show you how I to keep your temper; He come* to tak< your tem | per out of you in all the senses in which it is bad. I He doesn't* com- to rjgtllat* your evil desires and your evil passions; He comes to purge them away. | j|,, doesn't come to institute civil war to which ; there shall be no end; He comes to conquer and to j reign unrivalled and unquestioned in the heart . until every thought *hall be brought into captivity j to the obedience of Christ; until every motive shall ¦ bo purged and be sincle; until every part of the • man sl>;ill be clean and transparent and holy In ; ..... «;<-»! The holy life is impossible with j men. but not with God. Oh. brethren, we have a 1 mighty Saviour, ;» treat and a glorious and an omnipotent God. who is able to save to the utter most All things are possible with '• " THE SECRET OF MOODT*S LIFE. Perhaps one may be permitted a ref»ren^e that j I have made across the water when there were not bo many Moody f.imlly ftM'ts about. 1 have read . Moodys life again and again, is 1 suppose most of • you have and perhaps 1 may be permitted to offer . a very frank remark I take those early pages of I that life; I look it the photograph of that country I lad- I hear In mind this fact, that he came through i man) years of Christian I!' I*,1 *, and nobody ewr : ask. 1 him to do anything In the Christian Church. ' 1 hear In mind also this fact that when he made his first ittempi the people who seemed best able t.« fudge thought there wasn't much in his effort. and I ask you. What Is the explanation of that I country lad" without academic learning without social "prestige, without any of the things upon ; which the world sets store— what Is the explana i tion Of hi* being the apostle to two continents? The ... ability of the man was great, but so ' \< the natural ability of a treat many other men. ! and you never hear of them beyond the back street In which they live Th» explanation of Moody'a life was In ttvif sentence that he heard somewhere. that the world hid yet to see what God could do : with a man and in a man and through a man and : v « nvin who gave himself entirely up to the ! Power and To the will of God. It was God In Moo.lv thai was the explanation of Moodv's evan ge?£m on the other side of the wafer, whatever It mavha™ o^n on this. The power Is of God. MrS oh what we «ant is to get our poor, feeble efforts linked onto God. Then all things are pos- Sll \'*-. .rtln" word on 'his subject. You get this nrenJUit ton wl'h-sml 'here Is a great deal In these nr»nn«ittons of the Bible, especially when you com* To the Apostle Paul He Is the mister of prep n«!tion«- he has got the most relational mind that the world has ever seen He Is great on "ins" and "with*" and "*"• an ' 1 throughs . always take ¦rest note of them, an 1 this preposition, this thotieht of our Master, you find again in I Cor inthians vil. -• Now that Is a chapter that Isn't often read, and l greatly astonished my people by reading it In public the other day. It Is a chapter that deals with marriage, and gives sundry coun sels and advice to people that were married and people that were not. and I am sure they both need It. Then he comes on to sla\ery. A WORD ABOUT MARRIAGE. It deals with conditions and circumstances, and the fact of the matter is this: Corinth was the most cosmopolitan of all the cities in which churches were planted, and they came with all inner of philosophies of life and all sorts of ideas and all rorts of customs, and Paul preached a larger and a freer gospel than any of his fellow ApSstles. and his gospel of liberty and freedom and emancipation was abused. They said: •¦If a man be a new creature and he gets a new start It ought to give more freedom from all these old obligations and old relationships. If he is born again and is a new man. he oi-ght to bury his past and have nothing to do with It." Very good Then If John Jones was married to Mary Ann Smith before he was converted and be came a Christian, and John Jones became a Chris tian and Mrs. Jones didn't, and she wasn't a very suitable wife to live with, then said John Jones: -I am a new creature; old obligations cease with new creation. If you pleuse. may I leave Mrs. Jones and enter into the Christian Church and find some more congenial relationship?" And they wrote to Paul about it. And Paul was a level-headed chap-oh. I love Paul, so shrewd. He saw every possible way In which they could twist and squirm and get from under his logical grip; but he took care, fenced all around, and. do you know what he did? In regard to the marriage Question he. said: . "Well now if there is to be any separation, the Initiation for the separation must always come from the side of the unconverted. If you are converted and she isn't, and she Is willing to live with you. on no account must you leave her; you must stop where you are." Don't you see. If he had said that a man might leave his wife because she was an Idolator. every man that had got an awkward woman for a wif» would have become Christian. "None of that. he said "hut If she is unwilling to stay and goes out. let her go; don't fetch her back.** ANY MAN MAY LEAD A GOOD LIFE. The true environment of tIM Christian man is God. and the earthly environment matters very little, which means this: That in «va*y coudltia* of life m the most adverse circumstance* you can Imagine, the Christian life, the divine life, hi possi ble to any and to every man with God. I am sick of hearing people say that their circumstances are such they cannot be good. "I am the only converted person in my family," says one. and I really cant stand It any longer. J. f na . ye «rted. and I can't: I can't live a Christian "in our shop there are three thousand men and isr,^-/?K cie i? ot 41 ye - of us that nam ' the name of wEiFU^Uix^ can * llve a holy Hfe there - sir " n "' th Js' .Blbl?. Blbl ? in m J nand and with the authority of m> Master lam here to deny it Wherever the ZrcZSV* as l ollnd you and wherever the will the rhslft if™' VJ e £ *i is P° ss!bl « for you to liv« the Christ life if p..-,,* puts you to live among blackguards and impure men and unholy women you y in h yp the stodly life with Him. If God sent jou down into hell itself and commanded you to live Him rl pur * and tru « > . if would be possible, with Him Do not let us , have any more weak excuses I," 01 ", infirmities, for our trouble is not in our circumstances, it la in ourselves: and the man who find it '"P 08 "'" 1 ' tO b<^ ood In one condltim would] Yon it equally Impossible to be good in another You may not believe it. but that is the logic I our cony,?. say that 7* a " * re «P« to think that SSw n |i t! ?n2» are unfa V rable to a high tone of very t h»«. ey ar Mlne ar * v * r y unfavorable not If «,«? neV ,? r Und any cond »tlons that wer« In t/e reor^ OU ,, I:l another . and your power Is noi J.J?* *ctiflcation of your condition, not m th» dark th* nL "J , is. however hard and however life to which r^ 1 ! 039^ 1 * With you ' but the highest back ?»OTo^r n^J%^\ 1 : r, au '-, ™* 3ha il *«> with. God- "* 9 in him that "ren^theneth me! FIRE HORSES SVSPEXDMD IX AIR. THEY BREAK DOWN A BRICK WALL AND HANG OVER A STEEP DECLIVITY. - Engine No. 74 at No. 207 West Seventy-sev ?nth-st.. responded to. an alarm of fire for a small. blaze at No. 327 West Sixty-nlnth-st. yes terday. The engine was drawn by three fine horses, lately acquired by the Fire Department. At the western terminus of Slxty-nlnth-st la a steep declivity, endin? In a two-foot brick Wall. surmounted by an Iron picket fence, about two and a half feet high. On the other side of the wall are the tracks of the New-York Central Railroad, at least thirty feet below. The hy drant is about fifteen feet from the- wall. The driver of the engine. John Blggers, was making for the hydrant when he saw a number of children in front of the house where the flra was. an.l. to avoid them, he kept in the middle of th- street. The norses were anslna; at a gal lop, and the weight si th« engine and the steep ness of trl - declivity prevented him from pulling them up. with the result that they went into the wall and fence, carrying away about twenty feet of the wall, which fell on to the railroad tracks. followed by the thr^e horses. The engine did ntn <t go over, but remained on the brink. In a moment the driver had undone the strap which fastened him to his seat. and. aided by th- crew of the engine, had cut the traces by which the horses were suspended. The wall had fallen on r,. the tracks in an upright position, the iron fence being still attached la it. On this fence th- horses Ml, being literally impaled alive. Blood sported from their wounds and dyed the track for yards around. The. engine crew quickly sprang to the assistance of the horses, and rendered what aid was possible. At first it was thought the three animals would have to be killed, but after examining- their wounds. Battalion Chief Callahan decided that they could be saved., although they will be use less as fire engine horses. The driver and crew had a narrow escape, for If the pole of the engine had not stuck in the ground, and so prevented the engine from fol lowing the horses, they would have been hashed on to the railroad tracks. As the three animals were suspended in mid air, a train was drawing near, and there was danger that the traces would give way and tha horses would fall on the track before the ap proaching locomotive. a fireman, however, swung himself from the street above and flagged the train, thus preventing what might have proved a serious accident. ALAS FOR HISi LOVE OF PiyOCHLE. IT CAUSES A TONKERS EDITOR TO LOSE HIS UMBRELLA AND LEADS HTM TO COURT WITH ANOTHER MAN 3 HAT. If Philip Gerstfeld, of No. 13 P;tt-st., who p!ays pinochle sometimes on rainy days, wants his large black sombrero hat be can find, it at the Essex Market police court. Will he please bring with him an umbrella wanted by J. C. tie aj m i wit, of Yonkers. who also plays pinoch.e? Magistrate Cornell was just through with his routine at Earner* Market yesterday when, an, excited man in a long; black coat entered, and adiresaed nim as follows: "I'm J. C. Meschenmour. the Editor of Th« Yonkers Journal.* and I came here la report an outrage." He was referred to Charles Anthes, the clerk. As he aoproached the clerk he said, as he laid down a parcel: "I deliver to you a hat.'* "I don't want the hat." said the clerk. "You must take it." insisted the man, "be cause it la part of the legal jurisprudence of this district. I will now enlighten you as to the facts of the case. I love the game of pinochle. It's all the rage in Yonkers, next to> golf and bridge whist. I went to a saloon kept b>- Iteeti Brothers at No. 462 Grand-st, and Joined in a game of pinochle with three men. I had with me an umbrella, and I laid it on tho table nearest to me. When I started to go away one of the men had the audacity, sir, to say that my umbrella belonged, to him. He took possession of it. and called me a liar, and as I could not get back my umbrella I took the man's hat. [ now want you to notify the man that as soon la he returns my umbrella he can coma h°re and get his hat. I know the man. H!a name is Philip GeratfcM, of No. 15 Pitt-st. "I am an honest man." declared the visitor. "That la why I came to court. I am the Editor of The Tonhera Jour-ial.' I am a good Repub lican, too. and I am against Platt and Croker/* The Editor then picked up his satchel and left the courtroom, after cautioning- the clerk not to give up the hat unless his umbrella was returned. LAST OF THE PRIVATE HOUSES TO GO. In line with the recent transactions on Forty second-st. at Flfth-ave.. the Gerry leasehold of No. It West Forty-second-st.. adjoining the extension of the "Popular S^op" has been taken up by James Slater, who will remodel the building for business immediately. This removes the last of the private dwelling houses on what was an aristocratic block In the residential section si this city in the early seventies. A PEXXSYLVAXIA RAILROAD TOUR. The four section -rain which left New- York and Philadelphia on July > for California under thet auspices of the Tour System of the Pennsylvania Railroad returned to the East yesterday. These trains have travelled nine thousand miles without accident or unusual detention. The equipment of sleeping, dining and observation cars hag been, maintained throughout. It proves that this depart ment of the Pennsylvania Railroad passenger ser vice in not only effectively organized, but thor oughly appreciated '.>y a large class of people. WAJtn BIS STREET SIGXS CRITICISED. Acting Mayor digger yesterday received; a letter from Commissioner Kearny of the De partment of Public Buildings. Lighting and Sup plies. in which he called attention to the frame on the electric lamps at Broadway and Barclay-st. and at Broadway and Thlrd-st. with the names of the streets so arranged that they could be seen by night or day. The Commissioner asks for criticism on the signs. yptfl-jACKsaH(g™tsr. Union Square. North. 2*> E. 17th Street. Artistic WROUGHT In Brass and iron, METAL F° r Interiors, Open WORK Fireplaces, Etc Our Own Foundries and sho^s. 3