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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.
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