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ITHE BROOKLYN DIVINE'S SUNDAY SERMON. Subject: "The Time of Departure." Test: "The time of my departure is at hand."?II Timothy iv., tf. Departure! That is a word used only twice in all the Bible. But it is a word often used in the courtroom and means tha 5 desertion of one course of pleading for another. It is used iu navigation to describe the dk-tauco between two meridians passing through the extremities of a course. It is a word I have recently heard applied to my departure from America to Europe for a preaching tour to last until Septemoer. In a smaller and less significant sense than that , implied in the text I can say, ''The time of my departure is as hand." Through the printing press I address this sermon to my readersall the world over,and when they read it 1 will be in midocean.and unless something new happens in my marine experiences I will be in no condition to preach. But how unimportant the word departure when applied to exchange of continents as when applied to exchange ot worlds as when Paul wrote, "rhe time of my departure is at hand." Now departure implies a starting place and a place of destination. When Paul left this world, what was the starting point? It ni? u stent oi great pnysirai uistress. it was the Tullianurc, the lower dungeon of tho Mamertine pnsou, Rome, Italy. The top dungeon was bad enough, it having no means of ingress or egress but through an opening in the top. Through that the prisoner was lowered, and through that came all the food and air and light received. It was a terrible place, that upper dungeon, but the Tullianum was the lower dungeon, and that was still more wretched, the only light and the only air coming through toe roof, and that roof the floor of the upper dungeon. That was Paul's last earthly residence. I was in that lower dungeon in November, 1SS9. It is made of volcanic stone. I measured it, and from wall to wall it was fifteen feet. The highest of the roof was seven feet from the floor and the lowest of the roof five j feel seven inches. The opening in the roof through which Paul was let down was three feet wide. The dungeon has a seat of rock two and a half feet high and a shelf of rock four leet high. It was there that Paul spent bis Inst days or earth, and it is there that I see him now, in the fearful dungeon, shivering. blue with the cold, waitinz for that old overcoat which he had sent up for to Troas and which they had not yet sent down, notwithstanding that he had written for it. i If some skillful surgeon should go into that dungeon where Paul is incarcerated we might find out what are the prospects of raul's living through tho rough imprisonment. In the first placa he is an old man, only two years short of seventy. At that very time when he most needs the warmth, ana" the sunlight, and the fresh air he is shut out from the sun. What are those scars on his ankles? Why, tnose were grot when he was fast, his feet in the stocks. Every time he turned the flesh on his ankles started. What are those scars on his back? You know he was whipped five times, each time getting thirty-nine strokes?one hundred and ninety-five bruises on the back (count them!) made witn rods or elm wood, each one ot the one hundred and ninety-five strokes bringing the blcod. Look at Paul's face and look at his arms. Where did be get those bruises? I think it wis when be was struggling ashore amid the shivered timbers of the shipwreck. I see a gash in Paul's side. Where did he get that? I think ne got that in the tu&el with highwaymen, for he had been in peril of robbers and he had money of his own. He was a mechanic as well as an apostle, and I think the tents he made were as good as his sermon. Hark! what is that shuffling of feet in the upper dungeon? Why, Paul has an invitation to a banquet, and he is going to dine to-day with tne King. Those shuffling feet are the feet of the executioners. They come, and they cry down through the hole of the dungeon: ''Hurry up, old man. Come now; get yourself ready." Why, Paul was rpflfiv. He had nothine to tsacfc ud. He had no baggage to take, lie had been ready a good while. I see him rising up, and straightening out tils limbs, and pushing back bis I white hair from bis creviced forehead, and ifiee him looking up through the hole in the jroof ot the dungeon into tb9 face of his executioners, and hear him say, "I am now jready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand." n- Then tbey lift him out of the dungeon, and they start with him to the place of excution. .They say: "Hurry along, old man, or you will feel the weight ot our spear. Hurry alonr." "How tar is it," says Paul, "we have to travel;-" "Three miles." Three liniles is a good way for an old man to travel after b9 hss been whipped and crippled with UDultrcatmont. But they soon get to the place of execution?Acquae Salvia?and he is lastL-nca to the pillar oi martyrdom. It does not take any strength to tie him fast. Be makes no resistance. : O Paul! why not now strike for your life? You hive a great many friends here. /With that withered hand just launch the thunderbolt of the people upon those inifamous soldiers. No! Paul was not going .to interlere with his own coronation. He was too glad to go. I see him looking up in tho face of his executioner, and, as th<5 ? ? .? J T> 1 grim cmoiai draws tne swcru, jraui uauuij says, "i am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand." But ,1 put my band over my eyes. I want not to see that last struggl?. One sharp, keec stroke, and Paul does go to the banquet, and Paul does dine with the King. What a transition it was! From the malaria of Rome to the finest climate in all the universe?the zone of eternal beauty anc health. Hisas^ies were put in ths catacombi of Rome, but in one moment the air of heaven bathed from his soul the last ache From shipwreck, from dungeon, from thi biting pain of the elmwood rods, from thi sharp sword of the headsman, he goes into \ the most brilliant assemblage of heaven, a V king among kings, multitudes of the saint* v hood rushinj out and stretching forth hands of welcome, for I do really think that as oe the right hand of God is "Christ, so on th? right hand of Christ is Paul, tha saconc great in heaven. He changed kings likewise. Before tin hour of death and up to the last moment he was under Nero, the thick-neckei, the crueleyed, the filthy-lippei and sculptured features of that man bringing down to us this very any me nornoie posaioiuues 01 aia nature?seated as he was among pictured marbles of Ejypt, under a root aiorued with mother-of-pearl, in a dining-room which by machinery was kept whirling day ' and night with mo3t bewitching magnifi cence, his horses standing in stalls of solid gold, and the grounds arounl his palaca lighted at night by its victims, who had been bedaubed with tar and pitch and then set on fire to illumine the darkness. That was Paul's king. But the next moment he goes into the realm of Him whose reign is love, and whose courts are paved with love, and whose throne is set on pillars of love, and whose scepter is adorned with jewels of lore, and whose palace is lighted with love, and whose lifetime is an eternity of love. When Paul was leaving so much on this side the pillar of martyrdom to gain so much on the other side, do you wonler at the cheerful valedictory of the text, 'The time of my departure is at hand!" ' .Now, way cannot all taa old people have the same holy glee as that aged man had? Charles I., when he was combing his hair, found a gray hair, and he sent it to the queen as a great joke; buioldasje is reilly no joke at all. For the last forty years you have been dreading that which ought to have been an exhilaration. You say you most fear the struggle at the moment tho soul and body part. But millions h ive eudured that moment, and may not we us well? They got through with it ani so cau we. Besides this, all medical mea agree in saying that there is probably no struggle at ttia last moment?not so much pain as the prick of a pin, the seeming signs of distress being altogether involuntary. But you say, "It; ia the uncertainty of the future." Now, child of God, do not play the infldel. After God has filled the Bible till it can hold no more with stories of the good things ahead, better not talk about uncertainties. I remark again, all those ought to feel this joy of the text who have a holy curiosity to know what is beyoud this earthly terminus. And who has not any curiosity about it? Paul, I suppose, had the most satisfactory view of heaven, and he says, "It doth not yet appear what we shall be." It is like looking through a broken telescope, "Now we see through a glass darkly." Can you toll me anything about that heavenly place? You ask me a thousand questions about it that I cannot answer. I ask you a thousand questions about it that you cannot answer. And do you wond6r that Paul was so glad when martyrdom gave him a chance to go over and make discoveries in that blessed country? I hope some day, by the grace of God, to go over and see for myself, but not now. No well man, no prospered man. I think, | wants to go now. But the time will come, I think, w&en I shall go over. I want to sea what t.hmr Hn thnra and I want to see how they do it. I do not want to be looking I through the gates ajar forever. I wane them to swing wide open. There are ten thousand things I want explained?about you, about myself, about the government of this world, about God, about everything. Columbu3 risked his life to find this continent, and shall we shudder to go ouc on a voyage of discovery which shall reveal a vaster and more brilliant country? John Franklin risked his life to find a passage between icebergs, and shall we dread to find a passage to eternal summer? Men in Switzerland travel up the heights of the Matterhorn with alpenstock and guides and rockets and ropes, and getting half way up stumble and tall down in a horrible massacre. They just wanted to say they had been on the tops of those high peaks. And shall we fear to go out for the ascent of the eternal hills which start a thousand miles beyond where stop the highest pwiks of the Alps when in that ascent there is no peril? A man doomed to die stepped on the ~ - ? mJn. scanoia ana saiu m juy, ??? ? 7;" utes I will know the great secret. One minute after t be vital functions cea3dd, tha little child that died last night knew more than Jonathan Edwards or bt. Paul himself before he die;!. Friends, the exit from this world, or death, if you please to call it, tc the Christian is glorious explanation. It is demonstraton. It is illumination. It is sunburst. It is the opening of all the windows. It is shutting up the catechism of doubt and the unrolling of all the scrolls of positive una accurate information. Instead of standing at the foot of the ladder and looking up it is standing at the top of the ladder and looking down. It ia the last mystery taken out of botany and geology and astronomy and theology. I remark again, we ought to have the joy of the text, because, leaving th<s world, we move into the best society of the universe. You see a great crowd of people in some street and you say: "Who is passing there? What general, what prince is going up there?'1 Well, I see a great throng in heaven. I say: "Who is the focus of all caac admiration? Who is the centra of that glittering company?" It is Jesus, the chamnion of all tha world, tha favorita of all ages. Do you know what is the first question th9 soul will ask whan it comas through tha gate of heaven? I think the first question will be, "Where is Jesus, the Saviour that pardoned my sio, that carried my sorrows, that fought mv battles, that won my victories?" Oh, Radiant One! how 1 would like to see Thee! Thou of the mauger, but without its humiliations; Thau of the cross, but without its pinsjs; Thou of t&e grave, but without its darkness. But when I meet my Lord Jesu3 Christ, of what shall I first delight to hear Him speak? Now I think what it is. I shall first want to hear the tragedy of His last hours, and then Luke's account of the crucifixion and Mark's account of the crucifixion, and John's ac count of the crucifixion will bs nothing, while from the living lips of Christ the story shall b9 told of the gloom that fell,and the devils that arose, and the fact that upon His endurance depended the rescue of a race; and there was darkness in the sky, and there was darkness in the soul, and the pain became more sharp, and the burdens became more heavy, until the mob began to swim away froc? the dying vision of Christ, and the cursing of the mob came to His ear more faintly,ana Hi3 hands were fastened to the horizontal piece of the cross, and His feet were fastenei to the perpendicular piece of the cross, and His head fell forward in a swoon as He uttered the last moan and cried, "It is finished!" All heaven will stop to listen until the story is done, and every harp will be put down, and every 11d closed, and all eyes fixed on the Divine Narrator until the story is done, and then, at the tap of the baton, the eternal orchestra will rouse up finger on string of harp, and lips to the mouth of trumpet, there shall roll forth the oratorio of the Messiah. "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive blessing and riches and honor and glory and power, world without end!" * hat He endnrad, oh, who can tell. To save oar eoala from death and hell! When there was between Paul and that magnificent Personage only the thinness of the sharp edge of the sword of the executioner, do you wonder that he wanted to go? Oh! my Lord i^sus, let one wave of that glory roll over us! Hark! I hear the wedding bells of heaven ringing now. The marriage of the Lamb ha3 come, and the bride hath made herself ready. Aud now for a little while good by. I have no morbid leeling about the future. But if anything should happen that we never meet agait in this world, Jet us meet where there are no partings. Our friendships have been delight- i lulon earth, but they will be more delightful T ttm* tn ftnr) in heaven. Ana nw?v i uumuicuu ju? ^ and the word of His grace, which is able to build us up and give an inheritance among all ihem that are sanctified. l'OFULAR SCIENCE. Lepers are proof a?ainst electricity. The smallest quadruped in the world is the pigmy mouse of Siberia. , A company has been granted permission to experiment with electric omnibuses in London. To complete their growth the nails of the left hand require eight to ten days more than thooe of the right. That the world was inhaDiiod long before authentic history began is now one of the generally accepted facts. In the Samaritan Hospital at Belfast, Trol<*nr? nrnfnrm liiia hppn rritren in over 3U00 cases of operation without a single fatal result. Instantaneous photography has revealed the fact that the former method of representing lightning as a fiery zigzag was entirely false. The mean descent of the Ohio River from the junction of the Alleghany and Monongahela to the Mississippi is about five anil a half inches per mile, the distance being 075 oiile3. A discovery of great importance to South Africa is 2 stone capable of being burned into a natural cement of good quality. The deposit covers 1000 acres, and varies in thickness from ten to twenty feet. Rather more than tea tons of red lead have been injected between the wood sheathing and the hull of the English cruiser Rainbow. This has not been done on account of any defect in workmanship, but as a precautionary measure. An English firm has invented an ingeniom device for turning on the currents for electric lamps at a certain hour. An ordinary clock is so adjusted tbat at the desired moment a9prinsf is released, permitting a pair of pivo.ted contacts to fall into mercury cups, thu3 completing the circuit. A French chemist, who has besti giving considerable attention to the problem of heating and lighting from a single source, has devised a novel stove, which ia appearance resembles an ordinary heating stove. It is so arranged that the waste heat is utilized for the generation of electricity. The diving apparatus is one of the latest objects to which the telephone has been applied. A sheet of copper is used in place of one of the glasses in the helmet, and to this a telephone is fixed, so that the diver, when at the bottom of the sea, has only to slightly turn his head in order to report what he sees or to receive instructions from above. TPE NEWS EPITOMIZED. Eattern and Middle States. Fcranto.v, Penn., was deluged by tor rents of rain. Hundreds of houses were flooded with water four and five feet deep. Lightning struck in many places, causing slight fires. One man, David Jones, was killed while sitting in his home, near the Continental mine, by a thunderbolt. From every town throughout Lackawana County came reports of great damage done. The great New York City grocery firm of Acker, Merrall & Condit has dissolved and William J. Merrall has purenased the inter ests of John VV. Coadit and the Acker heirs. The anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill was celebrated in grand style at Boston, Mas?. The day was a general holiday in the city, banks and exchanges being closed and whDlesale business suspended. The interest, of course, centers in Charlestown, the scene of the battle. On Bunker Hill at midnight a big bonfire was kindled. At a meetln? in New York City of Typographical Union No. 6 a resolution was passed repudiating the indorsement of Editor Whitslaw Rsid's candidacy for Vice-President, which was recently made by a committee of printers at Minneapolis, Minn. John Anderson', a Swedish leper, escaped from the County Almshouse, Chester, Pann., and ran amuck throueh the streets. He was recapture! after wounding several people. A party of five Erie (Penn.l molders, who nad been in Buffalo, N. Y., on a frolic, got into a serious altercation at Angola, N. Y,, on their way bom?. They had just been put off a Lake Shore freight. Two of them. Alto Stablem and Groban Allen were killed by a passenger train. The other three, of whom one was Edward SoDper, of Erie, got into an altercation with Lovell A. Newton, the orakeman who had driven the five otf the train. One of the molders fatally shot Newton. The ninth Suburban run at the Sheepshead Bay (N. Y.) Race Track was won by Marcus Daly's bay colt Montana, by Ban Box, out of Imported Queen, ridden by Garrison; VV. J. Spiers's Major Domo, ridden by Lambley, was e?cond, and Brown & Rogers' Lamplighter, ridden by Bergen, was third: the time for mile and a quarter was 2.07 2-5. There were 20,000 people present. The race was worth $18,000 to the winner, S5000 to the second horse, and $2003 to the third. No. 2 dam of the Mahanoy City (Penn.) Water ComDanv. situated on the mountain aide about two "miles beyond the western limits of the city, and as a point 500 yards higher than Main street, burst about 10 o'clock at night and flooded the city. A mob at Belfast, Me., tarred and feathered Earnest Richards, colored, for improper relations with a white girl. The creamery building, 177 by forty-five feet, of the Franklin County (Vt.) Creamery Association has been burnei. Fifty ton; of butler and 1009 tons of ice were destroyed. It was the largest creamery in the world, producing 17,000 pounds of butter per day and using the raillc of 15,000 cows. 1 hugbakd Watts, who "held up" four women near GuilforJ, Conn., shot himself dead while being pursued Dy man vmn aogs. A cloudburst did great damage in Ger man Valley, Pennsylvania, and one person was drowned. The Republican Club held a ratification meeting in Music Hall, New York City; speeches were made by Governor McKinley, Lhauncev M. Depew, Whitelaw Reid, Congressman Dalzell and James A. Blanc hard. The Maine Republican State Convention at Bangor nominated Henr? B. Cleaves for Governor, and selected candidates for Presidential electors. Frederick Blaicher, of Newark, one of the members of the Joel Parker Association, of New Jersey,in attendance on the National Convention at Chicago, LL, fell from a fourth-story window of tb Tremont Hotel to the sidewalk below. H' was found alive, duc ne aiea a lew momenu at ter. Soath and West. The wheat harvest is in fall blast in southern Kansas. The grain is excellent ind the crop magnificent The report from nearly all points indicates a larger yield than last year. Jos Wallace, the murderer of Henry Cole, a peddler, has been hanged near Jaspar, Marion County, Tenn. The execution was witnessed by 10,000 people. The gallows was erected fifteen miles from the jail in a valley surrounded by high hills, on which the spectators stood. John Johxso.v, one of the colored men implicate! in the murder of Merchant Colquhouu, was hanged at McComb City, Miss., by a mob of 2000 citizens, both white ani colored. A disastrous cyclone visited Astoria, Fulton County, Iowa, and immense damage was done to property and crops. The funnel shaped cloud "tore a wide swath through a forest of large trees. Emmons Blaine, aged thirty-four, eldest son of ex-Secretary James G. Blaine, died suddenly a few days ago at Chicago, 111. Blood poisoning, the result of inflammation of the Dowels, was the cause. Secretary and Mrs. Blaine went from Bar Harbor, Me., tc Chicago to attend his funeral. A fight occurred at Suggstown, "Wyoming between United States soldiers and citizens Two soldiers of the Ninth Cavalry wen killed and one citizen wounded. Lightning struck the general store of W. H. Ryan, at Parmsleyvitle, Ky., an<l tw? kegs of powder exploded, wounding all ths occupants of the room, fifty in number, and Be vera 1 fatally. The yacht Caprice capsizai off Peche Island, near Detroit, Mich., and Carrie Bech. ler, azed nineteen; Minnie Mock, aged seventeen, an I Henry Pathon, Jr., were drowned. tin Hivbt Maptw Scddder. the fa mous physician who stood charged with the murder of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Marj Dunton, died from the effects of a dose of morphine, apparently self administered in the Chicago (111.) jail. Washington. Rear Admiral E. A. K. Benham has beau ordered to hoist his flag on ths Newark and to proceed to and assume command of the South Atlantic Station. The State Department has been ?otifl?d of the resignation of the President of Venezuela. The President has settled the long pending case of Commander P. R. Smith, United States Navy, by directing his retirement on half pay. The last of the appropriation bills, the General Deficiency, has been completed. It | provides tor $4,870,535, or wbicti f'JLU.uuu is for the Census Bureau during the next fiscal year. Among the appointments made by the President a few days since was that of George Hittinger. who was recently killed at ttie Mare Island (Cal.) Nary Yard, to be a gunner in the .Navy. It appears that his papers were prepared s9veral aays before his death, and were signed by the President without knowledge of that fact. This State Departmenut has repliei *> tba Senate a inquiry as to tne practical effect of the reciprocity negotiations. Gexebal Schofield issued an order from Washington that the United States troops should withdraw from Sugg, Neb. The Government must pav to Frederick W. Vanderbilt $20,?54.47 damages for the maintenance of the yacht Conqueror during her illegal detaution. Foreisra. Emix Pasha, the African explorer, hai recovered from the smallpox and is in good health, with Stuhlmann, at Bukoba. Tne advance of the expedition has been delayed by want of provisions. The Ulster Convention, ia opposition to Home Pvule for Ireland, met in Belfast, North Ireland; 10.000 delegates were present. 1 he cold throughout Germany is phenomenal for this season. Potatoes and early vegetable crops are being badly damaged by night frosts. A violent storm swept over the Province of Burgos, in Old Castile, Spain. A number of villages in the vineyards district werj destroyed. The storm raced with unusual t ury at Cantabrana, where immense damage was done to trees and property. The Governor of the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul has been deposed by the adherents of Da Fonseca. Prince Bismarck arrived in Vienna, Aus.'ria, to attend the marriage of hii son, W- ~\3>y Y.-\: ? BgHB) Count Hubert, to the Countess Hoyos. He >vas enthusiastically welcomed by the people. The local passenger train on the Grand Trunk Railway ran off the track near Hillhurst, Canada, owin*? to a washout. The engineer, fireman anl express messenger were killed. The Kin? and Quean of Italv arrived in Berlin on a visit. ?j3D3ror William and King Humbert exchanged ssveral kissas; then Emperor William kissel the Qu9an of Italy, and lastly the King and Queen of ftaiy kis39d the (xerman Empress. Toronto, Canada, was flooded by a rainstorm and the damage is estimated at $100, 000. The marriage of Count Herbert Bismarck and Countess Margarethe Hoyos took place in Vienna, Austria. ? " i t .FIFTEEN lives UttVO ucoa juju j dus disturbances in Rio Grande de Sul, Brazil. THE PRESIDENT NOTIFIED. He Formally Accepts the Minneapolis Nomination. President Harrison has beau formally notified of bis Domination at Minneapolis. The ceremony took placj in tho East Room ot the White Hous?, Washington, in the presence cC n large company of distinguished Republicans. Among those present were Senators Sherman, Hawley, Proctor, Piatt, Aldrich, Felton, Casey ar.d fcjawyor; Representatives Dalzell, Burrows, O'Donnell and Payne; Justice Harlan, ot the Supreme Court; Assistant Postmaster-General Whitfield, Frederick Douglass and Dr. Hamlin, the President's pastor. There were also many ladies of high social standing pressnt, including a party cbaperou?d by Mrs. Logan. It was about 1 o'clock when the committee, walking by twoj, with Gavernor McKinley, of Ohio, at the head, filed into the White House grounds. Entering tho last room tha committee formed into a horseshoe, the points resting against the folding doors opening into the main hall. Governor McKinley took position about tho centre of the figure, facing tho door through which the President would enter. Presently the President appeared at the far end of the long hall, accompanied by the members of his Cabinet. The President wore a dark suit, with the bronze button of the Loyal Legion in the lapel of his Prince Albert coat. He was pale and, as always, composed. As he entered the room he bowed low to tho company. His uppearai co was the signal for load hand-clapping, in the midst of which Governor Mckinley advanced and grasped tho President's extended hand. Then, turning to the manuscript in his hand, he read his formal notification speech. Frequent applause punctuated the address, and the band-clapping at the close was loud and long continued. The President then adjusted hi3 glasses and in a clear voice, which tilled tha room, read his reply and acceptance. Alter the delegation ha 1 taken luncheon Harry H. Smith presented to President Harrison the "working gavei"' used by tbe presiding officar of tbe Minneapolis Convention. Then the President and the committee stood on the White House portico and were photographed. Mr. Held Also Notified. The committee which was appoint#! by the Republican National Convention to inform Whitelaw Raid of his nomination for Vice-President performed that duty at Mr. Reld's residence, Westchester County, N. Y., where tbe members of the committee went in a body to do the work which had been entrusted to them. United States Senator Dubois, of Idaho, made a brief speech on behalf of the committee in presenting the nomination to Mr. Reid, and to tbe Senator's words tbe Republican candidate for sVice-President made a short respone. Senator Dubois's speech was loudly applauded, especially that part of it in which he referred to Mr. Reld's services to the American farmer in securing the admission of the product of the Ameri can farm to France. The various points in Mr. Raid's reply were also received with applause. flFTY-SEOOND CONflBESS. 1 In the Senate. 116th Day.?Mr. Morrill spoke on the Free Silver Coinage bill The Anti-Option bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee The Se late insisted on its amendments to the River and Harbor bill. 117th Dat.?ihe President sent in a message recommending retaliation on the Dominion of Canada for ber unjust discriminations against American vessels navigatiu>j Canadian canals. Mr. Vest reported adversely from the Commerce Committee the bill directing the Secretary of War to cause the low bridges now crossing the Harlem River to be. replaced by permanent bridges with fixed spans at the expense of the owner*. In thp Hnnv 134th Day.?The Tin Plate bill was ! further discussed. 135th day.?A. further conference oa the River and Harbor bill was ordered The remainder of the session was consumed in filibustering over the Sibley Claim bill, without action. 13tiTH Day.?The House spent most of the session iu discussing the Tinplato bill and then adjourned for three days. __ LYNCHED FOUR. American Workmen Hang Italians tor Murder. The report of a murder and quadruple lynching has just been received at Seattle, nr-.U! L 3. Qm if Vi V? dSUlllglUU, ii LM11 bUO uaui^ ul Brothers, railroad contractors, on tha line of the new Monte Cristo Road. John A. Nelson had bean sent out from Sedro to take charge of a gang of Italian construction hands. The laborers conceived a violent hatred for him, and when he threatened to dock them for "soldiering'" four of tha Italians attacked him. Nelson made a desperate resistance, but was overpowered and thrown to the ground. While he was down one of his assailants drove the point of a heavy iron crowbar into his head, killing him instantly. The Americans at the camp, numbering about sixty, became so enraged over the brutal murder that they seized the four Italians, and, ia the presence of 15!) of their countryman, strung them up to a tree. The place where the lynching occurred is forty miles from the nearest railroad station, on the line of the Everett & Monte Cristo Road, now being built froai Hareford, fortj'-seven milei north of Seattle, to the ilrot? Cristo Mines. ACCIDENT ON A CRUISEB, I The Deputy do Lome's Boiler Blows Out and Injures Many. While the new French cruiser Deputy da Lome, G300 tons, was trying her maphinery at Brest, France, the end of one of the boilers was blown out. Men lay on the deck delirious from agony, writhin? in convulsions with blackened and distorted facis and bdstered bo.iies. The deck of the fireroom was covered with hot water from the exploded boiler to th? depth of two or three inches, and iu this th? injured men lay, every secon 1 ad ling to the torrible scalding they had received. Fifteen were dying or dead when they were taken to the ship's hospital and others were fatally injure.!. A BATTLE IN EAST AFKICA. Baron Billow and His German and Native Force Defeated. A German forca commando 1 by Baron Hulow and consisting of five Europeans and 150 Soudanese natives, with one gUD, was severely defeated in the Mosai Territory, neor K.Uima-Nj*ro, Eist Africa. It is said that on-j European and 100 of the Soudanese were killed, that the gun belonging to the force was capt ured, and that Boron Billow and another European were among the wounded. The remnant of the force retreat.-d to Fort Mareng, which has since been evacuated. TORNADO IN MINNESOTA. The Destroyer Sweeps Throush Tire Southern Counties. Scores Killed, Building Demolished and the Crop3 Euined, One of the worst disasters that ever vis ited Southern Minnesota occurred between 5 and 6 o'clock a few days ago. A tornado laid waste scores of happy homes and killed forty or fifty people. The extent of the country damaged was greater than ever known in the history of the State, and it was fortunate indeed that no considerable town or village lav in the tornado's path. Starting near Jackson, on tha Southern Minnesota Divison of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad, the tornado swept eastward an.i passed four miles south of Minnesota Lake, and then took a broad circle to the south, an 1 passed south of Wells County. Considerable rain had fallen during the afternoon, and about 5:'D o'clock the atmosphere became almost suffocating. Curious-sbaoed clouds bsgan to form in the southwest, and many people gazad in wonder at the sight. About 5:30 p. M. a wind sprung up, an i off to the west a circling black cloud was seen rapidly advancing and demolishing everything i.\ its course. It passed two miles northwest of Sherburne, and struck a district schoolhouse, in which were the teacher and eighteen scholars. Tae Von'Mino. was demolished and the teacher and fifteen scholars were killed. At Easton, three buildings were destroyed and several people injured. Lindoa wa3 visited and many houses were torn from their foundations. One family, consisting of a man, his wife and child, were killed and others injured. A large grove of traes was completely uprooted. The storm passed on eastward, destroying farm houae3, barns, and in tact, everything in its path. At Wells sidewalks were overturned, store fronts blown in, and other daSiage'done. Several men were blown down by the force of the wind. Four miles south of Minnesota Lake five frame houses and other buildings were caught in the storm and demolished. Four people were killed there. The bodv of John Brown was taken to Minnesota Lake next morning. His wife, hired man and a school teacher were also injured. Section men suffered severe injuries. Much damage was done south of Wells, and forty to fifty peof)le were killed south and west of that vtfa.ee. Mnn-v ViAirhr^ndin? scenes occurred. The log hous9 of a Bohemian family at B iwer Mills, near Minnesota Lake, was blown entirely away, not one log remaining. The family, man, wife and six children, spent the night miserably in the rain, without shelter from the elements. They huddled together upon a heap of straw, and with a piece of sheet endeavored to ward off the cold wind and never ceasing rain that chillei them to the skin. At Wells, a section man received a terrible injury in the breast from a flying board. A brakeman who saw the storm at that place said he plainly saw the funnel approaching from the west, and as it passed north of the village he was thrown violently to the ground. Probably not less than 100 were wounded, and as they were mostly. in the country, distant from medical aid, their sufferings were terrible. All along the C. M. and St. P. roai from Jackson to Minnesota Lake the scene was one of devastation. Not every house was taken, but so many were destroyed that the scene was pitiful. It is one of the richest sections of the State, and is prairie, with uow and then a wind break of trees planted by the settlers. The wind had full sweep. A despatch from Mapleton, Minn., says: | "Ten d0od19 are reported lulled near here and twenty injured. Six houses are completely wrecked. The Brown family is among the injured. The tornado was lour miles south ot the village." A Spring Valley despatch gays there was a cloudburst just before 8 o'clock p. M. which J destroyed a great deal of property. Ono woman, whose house' was swept away, was drowned. An Albert Lee special reported that fifty wera killed between Wells I and Minnesota Lake. At Hartland five were killed. John Brown, his daughtar, a lady school teacher boarding with him, and a neighbor's son, are the dead at Minnesota Lake. Brown's wife was fatally injured. He was a wealthy farmer, living between Wells and Minnesota Lake,and not a stick of his elegant house is left. The schoolhouse at Sherburne was destroyed and on9 pupil killed. Nearly all the others were more or less injured. The county was floo led and the prairie covered with people looking for their homes or friends. '1 hey were ou norseback and in ! all kinds of conveyances. The houses were mostly swept away entirely, without a vestige to show where they stood. The torna jo split when it reached Winne- J bazo City, and one part went south of Wells, whiie the most destructive part went north. A Fairmount, Minn., special says: "The tornado passed through Martin? Couutv from west to east causing thousands of dollars' worth of damage. The schoolhouse was demolished, and the teachers and pupils, seventeen in all, were injured, some of them severely." Mr. Yonicers's house in Rutland, Miun., was wrecked, ami all the family injured; one child was killed instantly, and one has sinca died, aud another w^.s fatally injured, PROMINENT PEOPLE. Jay Gould has a liking for flowers. Pnpit Leo still writes Latin poetry, though I eighty-two years old. Benjamin' Harrison and Whitelaw Reid were both born in Ohio. Da. Newman- Hall, tLa famous London divine, is seventy-six years old. The King of Siam, who is thirty-nine, is the eldest of eighty-four children. A son of the late President Arthur i3 prominent among gentlemen coach drivers in Paris. Justice Stephen J. Field, of the United States Supreme Court, has taken a cottage at Newport, R. I. John D. Rockefeller's latest benefaction is a gift of $.'5,000 to complete the building fund of Vassar College. Queen Victoria is having some carpets made from patterns designed by her deeplyhiuhonH t,hA Princa Consort. Thomas A. Edison says that his deafness is caused by the fact that a porter lifted hioi by the ears Then he was a newsboy on a train. Edwin Gour,d. son of the great financier, is a crack shot, and practices on a 500 yards ran^o on the family place in Irvingtoa, There are two William J. Stones in the present Congress and both are natives of Kentucky, though one represents a Missouri district. The sale of the German Kaiser's photographs taken when ha wore a beard has Been forbidden, ani all the negatives ordered destroyed. Edward Atkinson, the Boston publicist and political economist, is going to write the libretto for an opera that nis son, a bright fellow now in Munich, is composing. Dr. Vaughan, the successor to Cardinal Manning as Archbishop of Westminster, has hail live brothers in tha Rjruau Catholic priesthood, while several 01 uu suku ?ue nunsJacob Gould Sohxtrman, Cornell's new President, is yet a few years under forty, but a noted scholar. Twenty odd years a$o ha was a clerk in a grocery store on Prince Edward Island. The young King of Spain i3 already beginning to exhibit soma very royal?and huaian?traits. When he can't get what he wants he flicj into a rage, just like the dead and gone royalties that history tells us of. And though he is only six years of age, be is trying hard to raise a mustache. A man- in Barry, 111., who fired six ahots at his wife with a revolver was fined $6 by the indignant Justice of the Peace before whom his case was tried. II 19 iucKy iur mm ouiiu ma gun was not a seven-shooter. His fine would have been $7. I r.- ; ' " /' r V SABBATH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL LESSON FOH JULY 10. Lesson Text-: "The Descent of the Spirit," Acts II., 1-12?Golden Text: John xvl., 13? Commentary. 1. "And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place." Since He Jeft them ten days before they continued steadfastly in prayer v., " ?. y.i ttuu expectation, ruty aays after the sheaf of first fruits was presented in connection with the feast cf the passover, it was the custom to offer a new meat offering (Lev. xxiii, 15, 16). Three times a year all the men in Israel had to appear before God in Jerusalem; at passover, the feast of weeks of Pentecost, and the feast of ingathering or tabernacles (Ex. xxiii., 14-17). The first typified the death and resurrection of Christ, the second the descent of the Spirit, as in to-day's lesson, while the third still awaits its complete fulfillment. See Zech. xiv., 16-21. 2. "And suddenly there came 1 rom heaven a sound as ot the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting." While they waited patiently and expectantly day by day, it is not unlikely that in view of the foregoing facts they thought this might be the day of the promise; yet it was sudden when it came. It does not say that there was a wind, but a sound like a mightv wind. See the Spirit typified by wind in fizsk. xxvii., 9. 3. "And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them." There may be a reference to this appearance of fire in Math. iii.. 11, but the fire of verse 12 is certainly yet future and probably also the full meaning of vers? 11. When the Spirit came upon Jesus at this baptism, there was no fire, for in Him there was no dress to consume, no purifying necessary. 4. "And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." As at Babel God instantly caused people of one language to speak many languages, to their confusion and dismay, so here for their benefit and His glory He does similarly. See in iv., 81, how they were again filled, and observe that when filled they spake the word of God with boldness. Jesus had them in the days of His humiliation that the Spirit would speak through tbem (Math, x., 20), bat they bad never seen it on this fashion. 5. "And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven." God had in His providence so f if oVv-mf fliaf ^Vicirr mtrrht Ka orif. nesses of this event and m due time help make it known in all the world. It is His purpose in this dispensation to gather out of all nations a people for His name (Acts xv.f 14; Rev. v., 9, 10), but in the next age, the millennial, He will through the Jews fill the whole earth with His glory (Isa. xxvii., 6; Bom. xi., 15), but it will be by the same Holy Spirit and in the name and power of the same Jesus. 6. "Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language." The R. V. says, "When this sound was heard," the apostles did not need to send for the crowd; they came. The churches find it hard to get the people to come to near waat tney call the Gospel. If there was more of the Gospel that tbe Holy Spirit teaches and uttered in the power of the Spirit, it is probable that more would come to bear. Yet the gathered out ones of this age who are to rule with Christ are a comparatively little flock. When the Spirit shall be poured upon Israel and the glory of the Lord rise upon her, then sbfrll nations come to her si?;ht and kings to the brightness of ber rLing (Isa. lix., 19, to lx., 3). See also the remarkable prophecy of Zech. viii., 23. 7. "Ana they were all am&zad and marveled, saying one to another. Behold, are not all these which speak Galileans?" They were amazed that sucn a wondrous thing should be seen in people from despised Galilee; compare the saying of Nathaniel in John i., 46. Tbey did not remember Isa. lx., 1 (see R. V.), nor know that God's way iatochoose the toolish and weak and base things in men's eye?, and even things that are not to bring to nought things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence (I Cor. i., 27-29). They did not know Him whose name is wonderlui (Isa- ix-, t>), who had been V".? nfl.lmiiy auiuuj KUCLU uub uau wou v* uvuivti by them only a few weeks before. 8 "And how bear we every man in our own tongue, wnerein we were oorn?" The Holy Spirit is perfect in knowledge (Job xxxvi., 4), all languages are familiar to Him. It was not the men who spoke by their own ability, but the Holy Spirit in them, who can talk every language with equal ease, spoke througn one language, and through another anotner. When Modes complained that he was slow of speech God asked him who made man's mouth, and then said "I will be with thy mouth and teach thee what thou shalt say." See Kx. iv., 10-12, also Jer. i., 7. 9-11. "Parthians and Mede3 and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speait in our tongues the wonderful works of God." I often wonder how much of the Spirit's power we might know if our tongues were wholly given to declaring the wonderful works of Goi. In the millennium Israel shall sing this song: "Praise the Lord, proclaim His name, declare His doings among fcl monflAt! thof Hio noma 1?8 tuc pcupic, lliuao iUCUWlVU vuuu mm MUM?V M exalted, Sing unto the Lord, for He hath done excellent things. This is known in all the earth" (Isa. xii., 4-5). Why not antedate that day and let many willing hearts determine to speak and sing henceforth "always, only of our King." Then shall we know the Spirit's power sis never before. 12. ".And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?' The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him (I Cor. ii., 14i, so some mockingly said that these men were drunken; but Peter called there attention to the words of one of their prophets with which they ou^ht to have been familiar, and adding some other quotations from the law and the Psalms, he preached unto them i Jesus and the resurrection. With what result we shall see in our next lessoo. Meantime lay it to heart that if it is wrong to be drunken with wine, it is also wrong not to be filled with the Spirit. See Eph. v., 18, ana remetnoor uio pi uiiiuo " ?., ? Lesson Helper. Dangerous CellnlolO, Celluloid buttons always should be kept well beyond the range of a meddlesome flame or searching heat A case is cited in which a lady, stand* ing near a bright fire, had one of the buttons of her dress ignite by the heat, whereby her dress was scorched. A few rough "tests recently made give convincing proof of the danger of celluloid ornaments: A gas llarae was directed against one side of an iron ring, the head of a common wax match containing phosphorus was placed on the ring about two inches from the llame, and a piece of the button was similarly placed at an equal distance un the other side. A second piece of the button was also placed on the ring, but at twice the distance from the tlame. A small piece of paper was laid lightly ovci A ftor flvu miniitrxj f.hft rfrst piece of the button ignited, and , burned with a bright flame; after 1 twelve niinu"?s the second piece did the same; while, after seventeen minutes the match head was still unchanged. On testing it with a light, | it immediately burst into tlame. A third piece of the button was pinned to the surface of an old duster, whicb for the purpose of the test was equivalent to a dress, and the duster was hung from a chair in front of an ordinary bright Are, but outside the fender, and at a distance at which the skirts of a dress might any day 1)6 found. In two or three minutes there was a cloud of smoke, and 11 hole was burned in the "luster. ....... - -.o . ..... . ii 'RELIGIOUS READING* t RECOMPENSE. Through the long, toilsome day she went "With qniet sweetness, everywhere; I watched her tender, tireless hands. Caressing here, relieving there; No recompense, no answering smile, No words of cheer were hers the while. "Teli me, thou patient one," I cried, ' What secret hope sustains tby heart, That through thee a thankless ministry So gentle unto all thou art?" She turned on me her soft eyes' light: "I heed them not. He comes tonight." BeboUl in all re-paving love! What matters, when the day la past, The burdens others on her laid, If in hie arms she rests at last? The darkest way to her is bright, Since he who loves her comes tonight. 0 soul, whose hope is high as heaven, Cease thine unprofitable plaint! A watcher, waiting for thy Lord, How canst thou grieve, how dar'st thoa faint? Work on, rejoice, while yet 'tis light, Thy Bridegroom's voice may call tonight. A day of foil?what matters it? So short this life of tears and pain. Lift up thy face! "What dost thou fear'' Thou hast not given thine all in vain. Soon thou shalt walk with him in white. Who knoweth? It r"*v be tonight. ?[Chicago Inter-Ocean. THE HOME IN ITS POWER TO SAVE. There is no place in life where the re#l character of man's piety is subjected to sucft a tierce teat as it is in its influence and fbsults over inmates of his own home. There niu uie is seen wuuoui any puonc uiskuisw. There is no veneer of a counterfeit algnitir ' upon it. The habitual temper and spirit of liis life are felt as the moulding lactors ovtt the lives of his children. Wehaveeome to believe that the estimate the children learn to place on the Christian spirit and life of their parents is just the estimate they place on religion itself, and largely, if not entirely, determines the attitude of their own life toward it. We believe there are comparatively very few unbelieving and unchristian men and women in the world who have gone out of a really Christian home. Thi# belief is not the result of a theory only; it ia the result of an observation that has most i-nrpfnllv nrtteH tlip hnvs and pirln of a whota generation of cburcb life as tbey have gone out from tbe home into tbelr own independent spheres. Tbie we bave seen, viz., that tbe real home-faith and home-spirit under which tbey were trained reproduced themselves in their lives. That tbat life and spirit are na surely imparted and inherited as are mental and physical characteristics; not perhaps, m tbe same way, hut by tbe rule of a moral begetting operating through tho spirit and life of the parents on the spirit and life of the , children in their most plastic and formative conditions. Largely this reigning life of tbe home is tbe instrumentality that directs and modifies and limits the work of the Spirit of God on tbe children of tbe home. . Tbe ultimate tert aid proof of all things is "fruit." If "men d? not gather grapes of thorns, nor figs of thistJM," neither do they gather thorns of grapes, nor thistles of flgsi Herein is that by which we "know them." Without this, and until this is seen, all is opinion; our mere judjmett of a possible rmalitw hilt whf>ll ft li SC?n WB "knOW them ' Said a mother, whose own work had been in the humbler conditions of life, a mother wbose own character of genuine though onpretentious piety was an inheritance from ? noble parentage of devotion, aa well M a personal conscrrntionsaid this mother, is our beuring, many years ago, "I must do my work for God and humanity in the life of my boys. They will l;o doing my work lone afier I am gene." Sho Inspired them with au ambition to do. She showed them by the example of bcr own life what a true Christian if. Ti.erc was little of preachment 011 her tongue, but her life was one grand and beautiful example of kindly charities and Christian temper; and, In her lowly, humble way of unobtrusive prayer and Hon?. Sbc has long since gone. Her ' boys" are doing bcr work?doing ft widely and'well?anil all recognize the fact that the power tbat most potentially directed them to. and inspires them in t' at work was the life of tliat mother?the spirit of the home from which they came out. now A WHOLE FAMILY WAS SAVED. A minister related the following incident: "I was holding a mission in a colliery district, and in the course of the morning,when I was inviting people to the evening meeting. 1 knockcd at a door and found a woman at the washtub. I said to her, *1 called to tell you I am holding mission services at such a chape!: will you and your family join nsP Chapel!' she >aid. 'I'm up to my eyes in washing. I have a good deal more coming in, and there's that wringing machine; I gave fifty shillings for it, and it> broken the first round.' She was in a towering passion, and I thought I would not say any more to her, so I took a look at the machine, and found it was not broken, I tit had only slipped out of its gear. I set it right, then said, 'Now ypu have been bindend, so I'll just take a turn at the wringing.' So I went to work, turn, turn. turn. At last she looked up ana saiil, 'I'll tell my husband tonight, and we'll come.* That womun was saved, and her husband and all the family; and she became the lest worker in th^ village, and there waa a blessed awakening in that place. She went from house to house saying, 'comeand hear the minister this evening; it's he a? mendtd my wringing machine for me.'" WHAT CHARITY MEAN'S. \Ve often use the word charity while failing to catch and appreciate the fulness and beauty of it* meaning, use it as a synonym for beneficence, when its meaning rises higher, and has a far wider sweep. Acts of a noble and praiseworthy beneficence may nrr nf charitv.Otie mav feed the hungry and clothe the nakcd;he may build and endow uui>pii;us :mu iiiMiiuiions of learning, and may larcelv relieve human suffering, and yet know nothing of the Scriptural charity. Charity means love. It is the word used by the Master, in the daya of His incarnation and suffering, to express His redeeming love for man; it ia the word used by inspiration to express the love of I lit* redeemed for their Redeemer? the love that prompts the song of thanksgiving on t arih, and the eternal ascriptions ofheiivuilvprai.se. We illustrate the true meaning of Scriptural charity only when we feed the hungry, c othe the naked, minister to the wants of the suffering, and do good to nil men as we have opportunity, because we Iovm thpm with thesiiine kind of love felt for us by the exalted Master ivhen he <lied for our redemption ami salvation. As the charity or love felt by Hiin ior us covers oar many "sins. So our charity for others should cover theirs.?[Interior. WITIIOl'T DISTRACTIONS. As the ?oul must be free from sin, 80 it . must I e c ear and free from distractions. The intent of our devotion is to welcome God to our hearts. Now, where shall we entertain !Iim if the room* be full, thronged with <ares and turbulent pa<sIons? The spirit of God will not endure to be crowded up together with the world in our strait lodgings; a holy vacuitv must make way for Him in our bosoms. The d ivine pattern of devotion, in whom the Godhead dwelt bodily, retires into the mount to pray; He that carried heaven with Him would even thus leave the world below Him. Alas! how can we hope to mount up to heaven in our thoughts if we have the clogs of earthly cares hanging at our h?els?? [Bishop Hall. The fine JLaoya Miurter Catoohi?ui, What is the whole duty of women? To dress?to sintr?to dance?to play on the pianoforte?to gabble French, and to preside gracefully at tabic! TXT U?4- Jn n MkitllO A fhinrT tA n?n*ltr# TV 11(10 13 a mail. w&iiiig wv huiua with?to flirt with?to take one to the theater?to laugh at?to be married to?to pay ones bills?and ta keep one comfortable! What is life? ?A Polka?a schottische?a dance that one must whirl through as fast as possible! What is death??H'm?? something that it's unfashionable to think of; so the less that's ?aid about \t the better.