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THE HOMESTEAD LOCKOUT, j Xate Particulars About the Great Labor War, Strikers Cheer the Departing Militia Regiments. Late dispatches from Homestead, Pernio gave the following particulars concerning the state of the labor war between the Car* negio mill owners and their locked out employes: Hugh O'Donnell and Hugh Ross, against whom warrants had bsen issued, went to PitteAurg and held a consultation with their attorney, W. Q-. Brennan. At the close of their- talk with Mr. Brennan, the two workmen proceeded to Alderman McMaster's office and gave themselves ud and were by him remanded to jiil. Mr. Brennan at once entered application for the release of Messrs. Ros3 and O'Donnell on bail. Mr. O'Donnell in an ii> terview expressed his confidence in his being reieased on bail and his ability to ultimately prove his innocence of any crime. A secret conference, over an hour in length, was held between the Governor of Pennsylvania, the President of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Work" * 5? 3 1q/vo1 q rl TTi'uar* I 6T8 or America, sum mo gum ?v.. of the 5000 striking employes of the Carnegie mills. From almost every aspect the meeting of the trio was a remarkable one. The place of the meeting was directly tinder the battery of the Gat 1 in? guns on Shanty Hill, and imtneliately'in front of the main gateway through tha high board fence and barb wire barrier enclosing th9 marvelous array of iurnaces, rolls, and smokestacks known as the Homestead works. Through the slats of the gate could be plainly seen the soot where the workmen and Pinkertons slaughtered each other. The meeting was in one of the houses usually occupied by the official reoresentatives of the Carnegie Company in Homestead, but temporarily utilized as a residence for Governor Pattison. Neither Governor Pattison, Mr. Weihenor Mr. Brennan would consent to be quoted one syllable as to the nature of the discussion. It is said, however, that the removal of the troops from Homesteai, and the bearings of that matter from each possible standpoint were gone into. The i^st day of grace allowed by the Caroezie management for the striking steelmakers and other employes of the Ho meA roinct-.qfcAmpnt has? mteau muis uu auwj passed. Of the 3800 out one rain left the ranks. He is John Miller, a heater. Not only did the men refuse to enter the fold to which they were invited, but they actually attended a picnic at Big Spring Grove, held on the last day of grace for the benefit of the relief fund. The return of O'Donnell and his hopeful words had much to do with this exhibition of the perfect organization they have. They trust him implicitly, and when he stated with positiveness in the early hours of the morning that the strite was bound to be settled satisfactorily to the men, they needed nothing more te confirm them in their determination. Superintendent Porter, of the Carnegie works, made a statement. It was that thirty-seven men in all had been added to the force in the mill, of which, he said, seven were former hands. In addition the company has seventy-three agents on the road who had engaged quite a number of people. The fires in the open hearth No 2 mill were lighted'and the noise of the exhaust pipe could be heard all day Ions. There seems no doubt bat that the force inside the mills * ' inm-ooBaH fmm Das oeea ujaiuianj iuoi... _? source or another, the arrivals amounting, according to one conservative estimate, to 150 men. The situation at the Upper and Lower Union miiis of the Carnegie Steel Company continued unchanged. The furnaces went on burning as usual, but no new men went to work, and the strikers maintained tbeir firm attitude. At Beaver Falls the mills are I still closed down, and seemingly no efforts are being made to start up. There have been several little clashes between the soldiers and the strikers. The guard at the works was strengthened, and many of the strikers who were in a group on the opposite side of the street cursed the soldiers roundly. A Corporal and four men sent these talkers scurrying home. There was a large crowd in front of the stikers' headquarters in the afternoon. A companv of soldiers came marching by and some one spat from the window of the strikers' meeting room upon the head of a soldier. ' Tho crowd laughed. The Captain halted his men and strode angrily into the building. He found that ic was a purely accidental occurrence. When he reached the street he ordered the crowd to disperse. There was some hesitation at first, which the Captain quickly removed by ordering 'Fix bayonets." Governor Pattison continued his inspection of the regiments and had hw picture taken at sundown sitting on th9 porch of Mill Sup erintendent Potter's house. The Governor refused to say when he was going home. Brigadier-General Dechert was summoned I to Homestead for a council of war with General Snowden on the future relations of the National Guard to the strikers. The j officers of the different commands are busily I engaged in preparing the pay rolls for the services performed by the troops. Section 53 of the Military Code of the State recites: * 'When the NationaljGuard shall be in actual service its commissioned officers shall be paid the same as the officers of like grade in the regular army of the United States; its first sergeants, S3 per day- its corporals,$1.75 per day; its musicians and privates, $1.50 per day, and each enlisted man, after serving a full term of enlistment, shall be entitled to an additional pay of twenty-five cents per day ror service nurm5 sne see-onu i?r-ui, ouu a further addition of twenty-five cents per day for service during each subsequent term i of enlistment." ? According to the forezoing the privates v will receive $10.50 a week each as long as they stay at Homestead. As there are 6000 of them the State will pay over $60,000 a week. In th) present case it may bo a long time before payment is made, as the appropriation for ms Guard is 13)0,000 a year, and if that is used up uy an emergency, it will require au additioual appropriation by the Legislature. Drammed Oat of Camp. A grsat sensation in camp at Homestead was the dramming out of town of Private lams, of Company K, Tenth Regiment, who shouted when the report of the attempted assassination of Mr. Frick reached the Provisional Brigade for three cheers for the assassin. Colonel Streator, from his quarters, heard the incendiary snout. He hurried into the camp and ordered the regiment to be paraded in double-quick time. > When bis command was drawn up he recited to the soldiers the remark ne had hoard. "I beard the voice distinctly," the Colonel said; "I think I recognized it, and I want the wWa mnr?A t.V?A RfcaUmftnk fcn aHvAnrrA I two paces." The Colonel bad recognized lame's voice, and be was standing directly in front of tbe accused when be was talking. Immediately Private lams stepped to tbe front He waa trembling like an aspen leaf, and be seemed unable to bold his gun. "You offered three cheers for the killing of Mr. Prick, did you not?' the Colonel afked. lams didn't answer, but he hung his head and nodded in tbe affirmative; he was ordared to the guardhouse. Tbe Colonel and Us staff, including the surgeon, then went to the guardhouse. The officer of the day took charge of the oolprit and at the Colonel's orders be was hung up by the thumbs for thirty minutes. Tbe surgeons remained with the unfordunnc nil his punishment. One of mem kept watch on his ptftse, while another looked after his heart, and at the end of thirty minutes Surgeon Neff ordered him taken down. W hen released young lams was limp and apparently unconscious. The surgeons remained with him for another hour, when he was taken to his quarters. Next day one side of bis head was shaved ? J oiHa rtf Viio h=?r.l unri miutichfl fiiit ftUU VUP 0?v?w v ? ? ? ? ?,4.M ?.W?? ? ?ff. and bis uniform was taken from Iiim. A civilian's dress was given him and lis iras then given in charge of twenty men and k drum corps and marched out of town n mile and a naif to the tune of the "Rogue's March." The guards were given strict orders in his presence to shoot him if he turned to the rieht or the left. ? lams is a traveling salesman for a Pittsburg house, and lives in Waynesbur.?h. The punishment which he received aroused an extraordinary amount of comment in all parts of the country, and even the London dailies devoted editorial space to t&e subject. Later reports state that Private lams went to Pittsburg and secured the names of attorneys who had volunteered in a letter to a newspaper to ask the courts to punish General Gaorge Snowden and Colonel Streator for the treatment which the exmilitiaman received by thair orders. vie J was furnished with the names and had a long consultation with the attorneys. Breaking Camp. When it was apparent that danger of a disturbance was no longer imminent the State troops began to leave Homestead. First, the Eighth Regiment and Troop A left for home in the afternoon. The Fourteenth Regiment want the nextdap. It was decided that the regiments should leave at the rate of one or two a day until there were but three left. W ith the three regiments were left a battery and the Sheridan troop. These ware to remain until all probability of trouble had passed away. The regiments which remained were the Fifth, Fifteenth and Sixteenth, as they come from towns and cities in the vicinity of Homestead and have not bad active service. The Governor's Troop of Harrisburg also left for home. They marched down the hillside in a pouring rain, but the buglers blew merrily and the troopers' hearts were light. When the departing troops moved through the town in the same heavy marching order as when they arrived the people crowded the sidewalks and cheered them. The regiments took the train near the station in the middle of the town. All along the march the townspeople called out to them p<easant!y. A man or a woman would cry out "Grood-by," and then the whole company would reply in a chorus, "Goocl-by." Some of the townspeople would supplement it with "God bless you," and the soldiers would return the sentence with a laugh and smile. PTTTv_f3FnnArn nnTTGRESS. 1 11 A ~ . In the Senate. 139th dat?The Anti-Option bill was opposed by Messrs. Daniel aud White The bill to accept a bequest made by General George W. Cullum for the erection of a memorial hall at West Point was passed Mr Warren addressed the Senate in favor oE the bill introduced by him for the irrigation and reclamation of arid lands. It was referred to the Committee on Irrigation The House joint resolutions as to sending from the Patsnt Office to the World's Columbian Exposition models and drawings of inventions by women, and as to requesting from the Queen Regent of Spain, the municipal government of Genoa and others the loan of relics of Columbus were passed. 140th Day.?The House bill providing for retaliation against Canada in the matter of the Welland Canal was unanimously passed After some desultory talk on the Home stead matter the Senate continued the debate on the Anti-Option bill. Mr. White, of Louisana, concluded his speech against the measure 141st Day.?Mr. Sherman introduced a bill to promote peace among Nations Mr. Morgan introduced a bill providing that the --U *-i? r\f t.ha Government saouia tane [A/.Vl^OOiwu v- ?-w | Central and Union Pacific Railways until their indebtedness to the Government is discnarged The Anti-option bill was further discussed. 142o Day.?The conference report on the Suudry Civil Appropriation bill was presented Messrs. George and Hunton spoke in favor of the Anti-option bill Air. Peflfer asked for the appointment of a select committer on the Homastead couflict. Mr. Sanders objected, because he thought that the resolution shoull also include the troubles at the Coeur d'Alene mines in Idaho. 143d Day.?Mr. Aldrich sDoke on the results of the McKinley Tariff law. Mr. Vest replied The Anti-Option bill was laid before the Senate as the "unfinished businsss" and it went over. 144th Day.?The New York Bridge bill was> taken up, but went over without action The Anti-Option bill was further discussed. In the House. 162t> Day.?The bill for retaliation ajrainst Canada in canal tolls was passed??Mr. Hooker, of Mississippi, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported the bill to provide for the calling of an international arbitration congress? The Senate bill was passed for t&e examination and promotion of enlisted men of the army to tbe grac? e of Second Lieutenant Also Senate bill for the collection, custody and arrangement of military records of tbe Revolutionary War and thj War of 1612. 163d Day.?The discussion of the Senate amendments to the General Deficiency bill occupied tbe entire session and none ot them was agreed to. 164th Day.?The General Deficiency bill was discussed. The item for the payment of the Indian Depredation claims, amounting toS4?S,25'2, was agreed to, 96 to 94, and then the House further insisted on its disagreements to the bill, and again sent it to conference. 165th Day.?The report on the Raum investigation was presented and discusse? 166th Day.?The Deficiency bill was nassed The Sundry Civil bill was dis cussed. 107th Day.?The "World's Fair appropriation of *5,000,000 was passed, but on a motion to reconsider filibustering was begun. CROP REPORT. Comparative Acreage of Wheat', Corn, Tobacco and Potatoes. The report of the statistician of the Agricultural Department giving the comparative acreage of corn, potatoes an J tobacco and the condition on the 1st day of July ol corn, winter and sprin? wheat, oats, rye, barley, potatoes, tobacco, the grasses, fruits and other minor crops has just been issued. The returns show tne acreage of corn, as compared with the actual area of last year, to be 95.6 per cent. Ths reduction of area is not equally distributed, being mostly confined to the great corn-producing regions of the country. This decraase, the report says, has been considerably offset by the increased acreage in the South, where during the last year eleven cotton States have given considerable breadth to the cultivation of corn. The condition of the crop, 31.1 per cent., is tu? luwesb uuiy average eve* ioyuroeu uy the Department. The condition of wheat is very favorable, there being only a slight dadine in several of the minor producing States. The condition of oats, 87.2 per cent., is the lowest July condition with one exception ever reported. The month shows a slight increase in rye. The condition, however, is slightly below that of 1891. Barley has changed but little during the month, but the average reported is the highest ever known in July since 1835. The acreage of potatoes is very low, there being a decrease in the largest yielding States; the early appearance of the potato bug has ruined many crops. This month, the report continues, is generally considered the largest yielding one in the year. The returns from tobacco, although very favorable, are smaller than for the corresponding month last year. THE PEOPLE'S PARTY. General Weaver Opens the Campaign in Colorado. General James B. Weaver, the People's Party Presidential candidate, the other night made his opening speech in Denver( Col. Coliseum Hall, in which the meeting was held, was crowded to its greatest capacity, and then au overflow meeting was neld in the open air to accommodate those who could not obtain admission to the ball. Mrs. M. E. Lease, the woman retormer from Kansas, addressed the overflow meeting and also made a speech in the hall. In the ball, when General Weaver appeared upon the platform, B. Clark Wheeler, of Aspen, presented him with a silver pen with which, as Wheeler said be could, when elected, sign the Free Coinage bill. Great applause greeted the presentation, ami when it'aubsided General Weaver, after returning thanks, proceeded to deliver his address, which was listened to with close attention^ interrupted repeatedly by applause. REV DB. TALMAGE. HE BUOOKIiYN DIVINE'S SUN- I DAY SERMON. Subject: "The Soul'sCrisis." Preached in Loudon. Text; "Seek ye the Lord while He may be found."?Isaiah lv., 6. Isaiah stands head and shoulders above the other Old Testament authors in vivid descriptiveness of Christ. Other prophets give an outline of our Saviour's features. Some of them present, a3 it were, the side tan* of Christ: others a bust of Christ; but Isaiah gives us the full length portrait of Christ. Other Scripture writers excel in some things. Ezekiel more weird. David more pathetic, Solomon more epigrammatic, Habakkukmore sublime, but wnen you want to see Christ coming out from the gates of prophecy in all His grandeur and glory, you involuntarily turn to Isaiah. So that if the prophecies in regard to Christ might be called the "Oratorio of the Messiah," the writing of Isaiah is the "Hallelujah Chorus," where all the batons wave and all the trumpets coma. Isaiah was not a man picked up out of insignificance by inspiration. He was known and honored. Josephus and Philo and Siraca extolled him in their writings. What Paul was among the apostles, Isaiah was among the prophets. My text finds him standing on a mountain of inspiration, looking out into the future, beholding Christ advancing and anxious that all men might know Him, his voice rings down the ages, "Seek ye the Lord while He may be found." "Oh," says some one, "that was for olden times." No, my hearer. If you have traveled in other lands you have taken a circular letter of credit irom some banking house in London, and in St. Petersburg or Venice or Rome or Antwerp or Brussels or Paris you presented that letter and got financial help immediately. And I want you to understand that the text, instead of being appropriate for one age or | for one land is a circular letter for all ages and I or aii lanos, ana wuouevei- m u Resented for help, the help comes. "Seek ye the Lord while He may be found." I come to-day with no hairspun theories of religion, with no nice distinctions, with no elaborate disquisition, but with a plain talk on the matters of personal religion. I feel that the sermon I preach this morning will be the savor of life unto life or death unto death. In other words, the Gospel of Christ is a powerful medicine; it either kills or cures. Thera are those who say: "I would like to become a Christian. I have been waiting a good while for the right kind of influence to come." And still you are waiting. You are wiser in worldly things than you are in religious thing3. And yet there ai-e men who say they are waiting to get to heaven?waiting, waiting, but not with intelligent waiting, or they would get on board the line of Christian influences that would bear them into the kingdom of God. Now you know very well that to seek a thing is to search for it with earnest endeavor. If you want to see a certain man in London, and there is a matter of much money connected with your seeing him, and you cannot at first find him, you do not give up the search. You look in th9 directory, but cannot find the name; you go in circles where you think perhaps he may mingle, and, having found the part of the city where he lives, but perhaps not knowing the street, you go through street after street and from block to block, and you keep on searching for weeks and for months. Von sa<r. "It is a matter of ?10,000 whether I see him or not." Oh, that men were as persistent in seeking for Christl Had you oxx? half that persistenca you would long ago have found Him who is the joy of the forgiven spirit. We may pay our debts, we may attend church, we may relieve the . poor, we may be public benefactors, and yet all our life disobey the text, never seek God. never gain heaven. Oh, that the spirit of God would help this morning while I try to show you, in carrying out the idea of my text, first, how to seek the Lord, and in the next place, whan to seek Him. "Seek ye the Lord while He may be found." I remark, in the first place, you are to seek the Lord through earnest and believing prayer. God is not an autocrat or a despot seated on a throne, with His armg resting on brazen lions and a sentinel pacing up and down at the foot of the throne. God is a father seated in a bower, waiting for His children to come and climb on His knee and get Hte kiss and His benediction. Prayer is the cup with which we go to the '-fountain of living water" and dip up refreshment for our thirsty soul. Grace does not come to the heart as we set a cask of water to catch the rain in the shower. It is a pulley fast* ened to the throne of God, which we pull, bringing the blessing. I do not care so much wnat posture you take in prayer, nor how large an amount of voice you use. You might get down on your face before Uod, it you aia not pray riza& inwardly, and there would be no response. You might cry at the top of your voice, and unless you had a believing spirit within, your cry would not go farther up than the shout of a plowbov to his oxen. Prayer must be believing, earnest, loving. You are in your house some summer day, and a shower comes up, and a bird affrighted darts into the window, and wheels around the room. You seize it. You smooth its ruffled plumage. You feel its fluttering heart. You say, "'Poor thing, poor thing 1" Now a prayer goes out of the storm of this world into the window of God's mercy, and He catches it and He feels its fluttering pulse, and He puts it in His own bosom of affection and safety. Prayer is a warm, ardent, pulsating exercise. it is the electric battery which, touched tbrills to the throne of God. It is the diving bell in which we go down into the depths of Uod's mercy and bring up "pearls of great price." There is an instance where prayer made the waves of Gennesaret solid as granite pavement. Ob, bow many wondertul things prayer has accomplished I Have you ever tried it? In the days when th? Scotch Covenanters were persecuted and the enemies were after them one of the head men among the Covenanters prayed: "O Lord, we be as dead men unless Thou shalt help us. O Lord, throw tho lap of Thy cloak over theie poor things." And instantly a Scotch mist enveloped and hid the persecuted from their persecutors?the promise literally fulfilled. "While they are yet speaking I will hear." Ob, impeniteut soul, have you ever tried the power of prayer? God says: "He is loving and faithful and patient." Do you believe that? You are told that Christ came to sinners. Do vou believe that? You i are told that all you have to do to get the I pardon of the Gospel is to ask for it. Do you uol.'.sve that? Then come to Him and say: "0 Lord. I know Thou caust not lie. Thou hast told me to come for pardon, and I could get it. I come, Lord. Keep Thy promise and liberate my captive soul." Oh, that you might have an altar in the parlor, in the kitchen, in the store, in th9 barn! for Christ will be willing to coma again to the manger to hoar prayer. He will come in your place of business as He confronted Matthew, the tax commissioner, if a measure should come before Congress that you thought would ruin the Nation, how you would send in petitions and remonstrances. And yet there has been enough sin in your heart to ruin it forever, and you have never remonstrated or (jduuuuou against it. If your physical health failed, and you bad the means, you would go and hpend the summer in Germany and the winter in Italy, and you would think it a very cheap outlay if you had to go all around th9 earth to get back your physical health. Eaveyou made any effort, any expenditure, any exertion for your immortal and spiritual health? No, you have not taken one step. Oh, that you might now begin to seek after God with earnest prayer! Some of you have been working for yeare and years for the support of your families. Have you given one-half day to the working out of vour salvation with fear and trembling? You came here this morning with an earnest purpose, I take it, as I have come hither with an earnest purpose, and we meet face j to face, and I tell you, first of all, if you want to find the Lord you must pray and [ pray and pray. I remark again, you must seek the Lord through Bible study. The Bible is the newest book in the world. "Oh," you say, "it was made hundreds of years ago, and the learned men of King James translated it hundreds of years nan." I <?2afute that | idea by telling you it is not five minutes old, when God, by His blessed spirit, retranslates it into the heart If you will, in the seeking of the way of life through Scripture study, implore God's light to fall upon the page, you will find that these promises are not one second old and that they drop straight from the throne of God into your heart. There are many people to whom the Bible does not amount to much. If they merely look at the outside beauty, whv it will no more lead them to Christ than Washington's farewell address or the Koran of Mahomet or the Shaster of the Hindoos. It is the inward light of God's Word you must get or die. I went up to the church of the Madeleine in Paris and looked at the doors, which were the most wonierfully constructed I ever saw, and i could nave staia mere ror a whole week; but I had only a little time, so. having glanced at the wonderful carving on the doors, I passed in and lookel at the radiant altars and the sculotured dome. Alas! that so manv stop at the outside door of God's holy vVord, looking at the rhetorical beauties, instead- of going in and looking at the altars of sacrifice and the dome of Goi's mercy and salvation that hovers over every penitent and believing soul! Oh, my friends, if you merely want to study the laws of language, do not go to the Bible. It was not made for that. Take "Howe's Elements of Criticism." It would be better than the Bible for that. If you want to study metaohysics, better than the Bible will be the writings of William Hamilton. But if you want to know how to have sin pardoned, and at last to gain the blessedness of heaven, search the Scripture^ "for In them ye have eternal life." When people are anxious about their sou's ?and there are sone here to-day?there are those who recommend good books. That is all right. But I want to tell you that the RiKia !a tha Koak hoolr under such circum stances. Baxter wrote "A Call to the Unconverted," but the Bible is the best call to the unconverted. Philip Doddridge wrote "The Rise and Progress of Religion In the Soul," but the Bible is the best rise and progress. John Angell Jamas wrote ''Advice to the Anxious Inquirer," but the Bible is the best advice to the anxious inquirer. Oh, the Bible i3 the very book you need, anxious and. inquiring soul! A dying soldier said to hia mate, "Comrade, give me a dropl" The comrade shook up the canteen and said, "There isn't a drop ot water in the canteen." "Oh," said the dying soldier, "that's not what I want* feel in my knapsack for my Bible." And his comrade found the Bible and read him a few of the gracious promises, and the dying soldier said: "Ah, that's what I want. There isn't anything like the Bible for a dying soldier, is there, my comrade^ Oh, blessed book while we live. Blessed book when we die. I remark, again, we must seek God through church ordinances. "What," say you, "can't man be saved without going to church?" I reply, there are men, I suppose, in glory, who have never seen a church; but the church Is the ordained means by which we are to be brought to God:"37S*if truth affects us when we are alone, it affects 115 mora mightily when we are in the assembly?the feelings of others emphasizing our own feelings. The great law of sympathy conies into Dlay. and a truth that talra hnH nnlv with the err as d of a sick man beats mightily against the soul with a thousand heart throbs. When you come into the religious circle, come only with one notion and only for one Furpose?to find the way to Christ. When see people critical about sermons, and critical about tones of voices, and critical about sermonic delivery, thsy make me think of a man in prison. He is condemned to death, but the officer of the Government brings a pardon aud puts it through the wicket of the prison and says: "Here is your pardon. Co tine and get it." "What! Do you expect me to take that pardon offered with such a voice as you have, and with such an awkward manner as you have? I would rather die than so compromise my rhetorical notions 1" Ah, the man does not eay that; he takes it! It is his life. He does not care how it is handed to him. And if this morn* ing that pardon from the throne of God is off ere i to our souls, should we not seize it, regardless of all criticism, feeling that it 13 a matter of heaven or hell? But I come now to the last part of my text. It tells us when we are to seek the Lord, "While He may be found." When is that? Old age? You may not see old age. To-morrow? You may not see to-morrow. To-night? You may not see to-night. Nowl Oh, if 1 could only write on every heart in three capital letters that word N-O-W? now! *"* * - * ?-1 .I'.mama T Viaat* naAnla an tt OlD IS aa IIWIUIUHCUC. +. LLOOl with the toss <sf the head and with a trivial manner, "Oh, yes, I'm a sinner." Sin is an awful disease. It is leprosy. It is dropsy. It is consumption. It is all moral disorders in one. Now you know there is a crisis in a disease. Perhaps you have had some illustration of it in your family. Sometimes the physician has celled and he has looked at the patient and said: "That ca3e was simple enough, but the crisis has passed. If you had called me yesterday or this morning I could have cared the patient. It is too late now; the crisis has passed." Just so it is in the spiritual treatment of the soul; thera is a crisis. Before that, li/e! After that, death! 0 my dear brother, as you love your soul, do not let the crisis pass unatteuded to I There are some here who can remember instances in life when if they had bought a certain property they would have become very rich. A few acres that would have cost them almost nothing were offered ;hem. They refused them. Afterward a largj village or city sprang up on these acre3 of ground and tney see what a mistake they made in not buying the property. There was an opportunity of getting it. It never came back again. And so it is in regard to a man's spiritual and eternal fortune. There is a chance; if you let that go, perhaps it never comes back. Certainly that one never comes oac*. Thaw is a time which mercy hag set for leaving port. If you are on board before that you will get a passage tor heaven. it you are uot on board you miss your passage for heaven. As in law courts a cane is sometimes adjourned from term to term, and from year to year, till the bill of costs cats up the entire estate, so there are men who are adjourning th9 matter of religion from time to time, and from year to year, until heavenly bliss is the bill of costs ttie man would have to pay for it. Why defer this matter. O my dear hearer? Have you any idoa that sin wW wear out? that it will evapor ite? that it will relax its grasp? that you may And religion as a mau accidentally tinds a lost pocicatbook? Ah, no! No man ever became a Christian by accident,or bv the relaxing of sin. The embarrassments ira all the time increasing. *"* ?- ??,j ine noses CI um-iuias oio icviuiuuj, ..v.? the longer you postpone this matter the steeper th? path will become. I ask those men who are before me this morning whether in the ten or fifteen years they have passed in the postponement of these matters they have come any nearer God or heaven? I would not be afraid to challenge this whole audience, so far as they may not have found the peace of the Gospel, in regard to that matter. Your hearts, you are willing frankly to tell me, are becoming harder and harder, and that if you oome to Christ it will be more of an undertaking now than it ever would have been before. Oh, fly for refu?;il The avenger of blood is on the track! T he throne of judgment will soon be set, and if you have anything to do toward your eternal salvation you had better do it now, for the redemption of the soul is precious and it ceasath forever 1 Ob, it men could onlv catch just one glimpse of Christ, I know they would lovo Him. Your heart leaps at the sight of a glorious sunrise or sunset. Can you be without emotion as the Sun of Righteousness rises behind Calvary and sets behind Joseph's sepulcher? He is a blessed Saviour! Every nation has its type of beauty. There is German beauty and Swiss beauty and Italian beauty and English beauty, but I care not in what land a man first looks at Christ, he pronounces Him "chief amoncc ten thousand, and the one altogether lovely" O my blessed Jesus! Light in darkness! The rock on whio'i I build! The Caotain of salvation I My joy! My strength; , How strange it is that men cannot love Thee. The diamond districts of Brazil are carefully guarded, and a man does not get in there except by a pass from the Governm?nt hut the love of Christ is a diamond district we may all enter and nick uo traasure for eternity. Oh, cry for mercy! "Today, if ye will hear this voice, harden noc your hearts." There is a way of opposing the mercy of God too long, and then there remainoth no more sacrifice for sin, but a fearful looking for judgment and fiery indignation which shall devour the adversary, Sly friends, my neighbors, what can I say to induce you to attend to this matter?to attend to it now? Time is flying, flying?the city clock joining my voice this moment, seeming to say to you: "Now is the time! Now is the time!" Ob, put it not off!" Whv should I stand here and plead and you sit there? It is your immortal soul. It is a soul that shall never die. It is a soul that must soon appear before God for raviowal. Why throw away your chance for heaven? Why plunge off into darkness when all the gates of glory are opan? Why become a castaway from God when you can git upon the throne? Why will ye die miserably when eternal life is offered you, and it will cost you nothing but just willingness to accept it? "Come, for all things are now ready." Come, Christ is ready, pardon is ready! The church is ready. Heaven is ready. You will never find a more convenient season if you should live fifty years more than this very one. Reject this and you may die in your sin3. Why do I say this? Is it to frighten your soul? Oh, no. It is to persuade you. I show you the peril. I show you the escape. Would I not be a coward beyond all excuse if, believing that this great audience must soon be launched Into the eternal world, and that all who believe in Christ shall be saved, and that all who reject Christ will be Jo^t? would 1 not be the veriest coward on earth to hide that truth or to stand before you with a cold or even a placid manner? My dear brethren, now is iae uay 01 your redemption. It is very certain that you and I must soon appear before God in judgment. We cannot escape it. Th9 Bible says: "Every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him, and all the kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him." On that day all our advantages will come up for our glory or for our discomfiture?every prayer, every sermon, every exhortatory remark, every reproof, every call of grace: ana while the heavens ara rolling away like a scroll, and the world is being destroyed, your destiny and my destiny will be announced. Atasl alas! if on that day it is found that we have neglected these matters. We may throw them off now. We cannot then. We will all be in earnest then. But no pardon then. No offer of salvation then. No rescue then. Driven away in our wickedness?banished, exiled forever I Havo you ever imagined what will be the soliloquy of the soul on that day unpardoned, as it looks back upon its past life? -"Oh," savs the soul, "I had glorious Sabbaths I There was one Sabbath in autumn when I was invited to Christ. There was a Sabbath morning when Jesus stood and spread out His arms and invited me to His holy heart. I refused Him. I have destroyed myself. I have no one else to blame. Ruin complete. Darkness unpitying, deep, eternal! I am lost! Notwithstanding all the opportunities I have had of being saved, I am lost! Oh, Thou long suffering Lord God Almighty, I am lostl Ob, day of judgment, I am lost! Oh, father, mother, brother, sister, child in glory, I am lost!" And then as the tide goes out your soul goes out with it?farther from God, farther from happiness. and I hear your voice fainter and fainter, "Lost! Lost! Lost! Lost! LoatP' O ye dying, vet immortal men! "Seek the Lord while He may be found." But I want you to take the hint of the text that I have no time to dwell on?the hinf. that. fhuro is a Mmo whan He cannot be found. There was a man in this city, eighty years of age, who said to a clergyman who came in, ~"Do you think that a man at eighty years of age can get pardoned?" "Oh, yes," said the clergyman. The old man said: "I can't; when I was twenty years of age?I am now eighty years?the spirit of God came to my soul, and I felt the importance of attending to these things, but I put it off. I rejected God, and since then I nave had no feeling." "Well," said the minister, "woutdn't you like to have me pray with you?" "Yes," replied the old man, "but it will do no good. You can pray with me if you like to" The minister knelt down and prayed, and commended the man's soul to God. It seemed to have no effect upon him. After awhilo the last boiir of the man's life came, and through his delirium a spark of intelligence seemed to flasb, and with his last braatb he said, "I shall never be forgiven I" "0 seek the Lord while He rpay be found.' TEMPERANCE. DRINKING A MATTER OF FASHION. It is hardly too much to say of drinking that it is principally a matter of fashion. Amnnor f.Vi? imnnr classes the fashion of ?X I ; drinking has passed, or is passing away. Among the middle classes it is accepted rather as a social necessity than as a desirable personal indulgence. Men meet and adjourn for a drink, t'j which one must treat the other, but which both would as soon, or perhaps rather, be without. Drinking to excess is no pleasure to any one. Among the poor men drink on and on from a perverted pride. The whole thing is so baseless that it is conceivable it migat very rapidly come to an end. ? Sacramento Themis. T3E SALOON LOAFER. Look at those misarable specimens of mankind who hang round the doors o" saloon*, just as a moth flutters roun.l the light, unable to leave because of its fascination, uutil it singeeics wings and falls helpless on the floor "Vice, profligacy and intemperance ara writ large on their faces. Swollen and blotched faces and bloodshot eyes tell the terrible tale that they are bound hand and foot, and have delivered over their boiies to the demon of intemperance, that instead of solid, substantial food sustaining them the fire of alcohol is burning and consuming their vitals, and runs boiiing and seething and hissinz through their vains and in their blood."?Father skye. HE SANG THE PLEDGE. The Abstainer's Advocate prints ths fol iuwiu? sugjseaiaro uiuiucuu. A gentleman in the city of Boston who was in the habit of using wine, was asked by one of his promising boys if tie might go to one of our meeting?. "Fes, my boy, you may go, but you must not sign the pledge." Now, in our cold-water army we don't allow the children to sign the pledge without the consent of their parenti We believe the boy's first duty is to obey his father and mother. Well, the boy came; he was a noble little fellow, full of fire and life and ingeniousness. We sang, and sang, and the chorus was shouted by the children; "Cheer up, my lively lads In spite of rum aud cider; Cheer up, ray lively lads, We've signed the pledge together." We sun ,' it eight or ten times, ani the little fellow I speak of sua? ic too. As he wa3 walking home, however, th* taought struck hitn tnnt he had bien sinking what was uot True?"We have signed tae pledge together:-' hi had not signed the pledge. Wneu he reacbe 1 nomj, he sat down at the table, and on it was a jug of cider. "Jem," says one OH his brothers, "will you have some clier?'' "No, thank you,' was the reply. "Why not?dou't you like it?" "Oi, I'm never ^oing to drink any mora cider?aotain-; more that is luto.'ic itiug for me." "il7 boy,'' said his father, "you have not disobjve i aie? you havj not signed the pledge" "No, tatner," said he sobbing, "I have not signed the p.ei^e, but I've suag it, aaitliit is enough tor me." (Loud cheers trom the children.) TEMPERANCE NEWS AND NOT S3, Michigan has 360 Woman's Christian Temperance Unions in sixty-one counties. It seems that there have been 649,61# gal Ions of rum exported from this country to Africa during the last eleven months. The fourth Internitional Congress on the . Abuse of Alcoholic Liquors is anuounced officially to be held at Toe Hauge, Holland, on September 3, 9 and 10, 1893. The World's Woman's Christian Temperance Union petition was enthusiastically indorsed bv the 35,000 delegates of the Christian Endeavor Convention at Ne.v York City. The Women's Christian Temperance Uuion of Philadelphia has opened booths where a pint glass of milk is given to anyone applying for it, and buttered rolls are sold for a cent apiece. The white men of South Atrici tain unbiushinglyof the day wheu the natives will all be killed off by rum an 1 they can have the land. Men, women, children and babies can be seen lying along the roadsides dra:i.c. O? the 681,000 people of thi little rocuy State of Maine, 146,6(18 havj ?5),275,433 deposited in sarins? banks. This speaks well for the prohibitory law whicn protect* the home from tae saloon in thi fins Tree State. The initial etforts of temperance reform in Germany saeai inadequate and crud* from the American standpoint, bu; thay prove the fallacy oi chs argument that baar-drinking in Germaay is frae from the evils of intemperance. Fjve thousand chattel mortgages on 9) ).) saloons in New York City are held by twenty brewers, distillers and wholesale liquors dealers, who thus control 4'J,00) voces. No other monopoly can compare with this tweoty-men syndicate in respect to possibilities of evil. RELIGIOUS READING. YE DID IT UNTO MR. We think what joy it would have been to sbure In their high privilege who came to bear Sweet spice and costly gem To Christ in Bethlehem. And in that thought we half forgot that He Is whereso'er we seek Him earnestly; Sti I tilling every place With sweet abounding grace. And though in garments of the flesh, as then. No more He walks this simple earth with men; The poor to Him most dear, Are always with us here. And He saith: Inasmuch as ye shall take Good to these little ones for My dear sake, In that same measure ye Have brought it unto Me. May all who love at this blest season seek His precious little ones, the poor and weak: In joyful, sweet accord Thus lendiug to the Lord. Yea, crucified Redeemer, who didst give Thy toils, Thy tears, Thy life that we might live, Thy Spirit grant that we May live one day for Thee! ?[Phoebe Carj. TETE ALI/-6EEINC. EYE. One day the astronomer Mitchell was engaged la making some observations on the snn, anu as it desceuded toward the horizon, just as it was setting, came into the range of the great tclescope the top of a hill about seven miles away. On the top of thftt hill was a large number of apple trees, and in one of them were two boys stealing apples. One was getting the apples, and the other was watching to make certain that nobody saw them, feeling that they were tradiscpvered. But there sat Professor Mitchell, 'litre?} miles away, with the great eye of his telescope directed fully upon them, seeing every movement they made as plainly as if b? bad been ander the tree with them. So It Is often with men. Because they do net ee the eve which watches with a sleepless vigilance, they think they are not wen. But tbe great open eye of God is upon them and not an action can be concealed. There is not a deed, there is not a word, there is not a thought, that is not known to God. HOME HAPPINESS. Probably nineteen-twentieths of the happiness you will ?ver have, you will get at home. Tbe independence that comes to a man when his work is over and be feels that be baa ran out of the storm into tbe qolet harbor f?f bonis, where he oao rest in peace with bis family, is something real. It does not make much difference whether you 0#n your house or'have one Httle room in that home, you can make that one little room a trae home to you. Ton can people it ^ith such moods, yqu can turn to it with s'hch sweet fancies that it will be fairly luminous with their presence, and it wjll be to you tbe very perfection of a home. Againut this home none at you should eVer transgress. Ton ahem Id always treat eauh other with courtesy. It is often not so difficult to love a person as it is to be courteous to him. Courtesy is of greater value and of more roval grace than some people seem to think. If you will be but courteous to each other you will soon learn to love more wisely, profoundly, not to say lastingly, than you ever did "before. EE3PONSIVENE8S TO THE q?IBIT. I remember the case of a gentleman with some appreciation of natural beauty, who made a visit of a couple of weeks in Berkshire ouutv, Massachusetts. He had beard .. __IJ Hnfr LUUV/U OOiU VI bUV UCf?Uk/ V4 vuo 1V^4UU? WM? expressed himself on bis arrival as sadly disappointed. He vu a man, however, who was alway* willing to find more than met him at the firstglunce, and so he spent the days of his stay out in the opan air beneath the unparalleled blue of a Berkshire sky, with bis ev3 continually bared and his heart unfolded to the last communication that dropped upon bim from out the air, or that flowed down upon him from off the hills; and there never went out of Berkshire a truer lover of the charms of that beatific region. The things that are best have to be wooed before they are won. Dear friend, the application is simple. You have not to find God or His truth; let Him and His truth find you. Let the Holy Spirit tap at the string in your heart that is waitiDg to vibrate. Quietly and patiently hold your spirit beneath the truth, and let it be touched and played upon. Never shake off the impression that earnest preaching, prayer and song form within you, but let it go on and strengthen and deepen, and have its entire way with you, and work its whole effect; and your heirt will assuredly jfl-ow large within you?Three Gates on a Side.? [ Watchman. REASON'S FOR PRAISE TO GOD. The psalmist said, "Bless the Lord 0 my soul, and foiget not all his benefits." All his benefits! how often we forget them, and receive all God's blessiugs to us as a matter of course, while we have done nothing worthy of them, but have been siuning against him. Instead of praiuing him we have taken honor and praise to ourselve?, and by actions, if not in words, have said: "Is not this great Babylon that I have builded?" use our hands to do his bidding, carrying comfort and aid to those whom it is in oar power to serve. Our feet can carry us on errands of mcrcy, which shall bring pra'se and honor to his name. We must endeavor to always have a spirit of praise, and we may cultivate it by always trying to feel thankful, and being careful never to complain no matter how many things may seem to conspire against us, to make us unhappy. Let us arise above them, and strive to see God's hand in every thing, knowing that it is love to us which brings either clouds or sunshine. The sunshine never looks more glorious than when the clouds break away, niter a shower. So in God's dealings with us. his love and goodness never seem more precious to us, than . when it shines into our hearts, after clouds of trouble and sorrow have swept over us. Job bore all his troubles patiently, blessing God and siuning not, nor charging God foolishly through them all. Our greatest reason for praising God, is IOT tne gllC 01 11IS 3011, auu LUC j;ui 13 rui giving no praise to bim who has created us 111 hi* own image, and given us capacities for doina many things, and ofttimss great thinvss. When we see the many wonderful things which are being done, every thins which adds to our comfort, and convenience, being brought nearer to a state of perfection, all emanating from the mind and poweis of man with whicb his Creator has endowed him, we can but exclaim, "O Lord, we will praise thee, for we are fearfully, and wonderfully made, marvelous are tny works, and that my soul knoweth right well." We should praise him with all our powers, letting not only our voices praise him, bat all. So that all have reason to . praise bim; and by receiving this gift, each of ourselves, we place ourselves in a position where praise and honor are demanded of us. Are we not more ready to ask for what we want, than we are to thank him for what he has done? We need in our prayers to follow Paul's injunction, that is, '-In everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let our requests be made known unto uod. By so doing, we may learn to '*Re joice ia God always."?[tteligious Herald. Much of the glory and sublimity of truth is connected with its mystery. To under* ( stand everything we must be 33 God.?[Tyron Edwards. MEDICAL TEMPERANCE IN EUROPE. It is admitted by professional men that in the struggle to check inebriety, which has so largely occupied the most cultured intellects on the continent of Europe, very little has been done in the advocacy of practical abstinence. The prevailing idea, it is alleged, even amoDg members of the medical profession there, has been that the increase of insanity and of other evils from drinking has arisen from the heavier alcohols, and that pure, unsophisticated spirits, wines and beers are really temperance beverages. That a departure is being taken in this respect by members of the medical profession is evident from the fact that such men as Professor Forel, of Zurich; Professor Bange, of Basle, and Dr. Wilhelm Bo.le, of Dresden, have established and are vigorously supporting total abstinence societies in those cities.?^ew York Tribune. SABBATH SCHOOL 1 INTERNATIONAL LESSON FOB AUGUST 14. Lesson Text: "Ananias and Sappht* ra," Acts v., l-ii?Golden Text: Gal. yi., 7? Commentary. 1. "But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira bis wife, sold a possession." We have been reading of two noble, faitb* fnl followers of Jens who were ready to dla for Him. and glad to suffer for Him If only He might be gloriBed, bat we have now a sad contrast in the story of these two while professing faithfulness to Jeans Christ were not sincere at heart, but while outwardly sprrinir Him werfl w?rTin? fchamsalvas also. Many had sold their possessions and had ' honestly given all to God; their new hopes and joys had made earthly possessions seem valueless except as they might do good with them and thus lay up treasure in heaven (Math, vi., 20, 21: Lute xviiL, 22; I Tim. vi., 17, 18). "And kept back part o! the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part and laid it at tae apostles' leek* There is an old command to this effect "Walk before Me, and be thou sincerer (Geo. xvii., 1, margin). "Thou shalt be sincere with the Lord thy God" (Deut. xxviii., IS, margin). And it is also written, "Cursed be he that doeth the work of the / Lord deceitfully" (Jer. xlviii, 10). Our Lord Jesus kept back nothing when Be gave Himself for us; He completely emptied . Himself and humbled Himself even unto death (Phil, ii., 5-8). ri' 3. "But Peter said, Ananias, why hath satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and keep baclc part of the price of the landf J God desires truth even in the inward parts (Ps. li.. 6) and He has said, "He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within Mv house; be that telleth lies shall not tarry w My sights (Ps. ci., 7). Contrast "filled with the Spirit?' and "filled with satan," or "filled with indignation or envy" (chapter iv., 81; vi, 3, 17). The only way for a believer is to be tilled with the bpint and then all else will be crowded out. This command (Eph. v., 18) is binding upon all, and to neglect it is to be guilty of disobedience. 4. "While it remained was it not thine own? And after it was sold was it not in thine own power? Why hast thou conceived |' this thing in thine heart? Thou hast not lied - O unto men but unto God." God does not need 5 our rvossesflions. for "The earth is the Lord's .:t and the fullness thereof (Ps. xxiv., 1), but r/'A He is graciously pleased to accept that which we cheerfully and sincerely Rive unto Him and use it for His glory. All that we hare He has given to us, and what we give Him is only His own (1 Chron. xxix., 14, lfl). 0 bserve in Peter's question, "Why hast thou concclved?" that Annniaa was responsible for allowing satan to intrude these thoughts ' ' : \k upon him. There are two forces always working with u??satan and the Holy Spirit ?one a liar, the other the Spirit of Truth, but neither can fill us except we welcome them. -y 5. "And Ananias hearing these words fell down and gave up the ghost; and great fear came on all them that heard these things." If the hand of God were thus laid on all Bars and deceivers in the church today there would surely come a great fear on many people. W hen we consider that we are not . '3 our own, but that these bodies even have been bought by His blood for His service (f Cor. vi., 19, 20), and then remember how we 1?J keep back hands and feet and eyes and ears and voice for our own pleasure, and that all tbis is simply lying unto God, why is it that we are not afraid? 6. "And the young men arose, wound him up aud carried him out ana buried him." Thus they disposed of his body, the house in which he had lived and lied: bat what of Ananias, the person who had oc- ? cupied that body? We know that there is such a thing as being barely saved, saved as by fire (I Pet. jv., 18; I Cor. iii., 15). Bat when we read of the portion appointed to all liars (Rev. xxi., 8), we cannot have much ir any ground tor upcvikUA w n? either Ananias or Saophira in the kingdom of God. 7. "And it was about the space of three hours atter when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in." Three hours a widow, but ignorant of the face. How long they bad journeyed together in these mortal bodies we do not know, but his has ended and hers is about to, though she is all unconscious of it. Feioaps she hod come seeking him, wondering why he delayed to return home. ' It is a sad story, and is written to teach us to be sincere with God. 8. "And Peter answered unto her, Tell mo whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said. Yea for so much." How one wishes that Peter might have been led to encourage her to tell the truth, but perhaps it would have been in vain. The heart is so desperately wicked and deceitful above all things (Jer. xviL, 9) that even in this enlightened age both men and women have been known to swear before God and man to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth, and then deliberately lie. Yet God in His long suffering has graciously allowed them to live on if perchance they might repent. 9. "Then Peter said unto her. How u it +v*o?- TTuViowa Kcn-mvi together to temnt the Spirit oi' the Lord I" Compare this" Terse with verses 3 and 4 and see the unity of the Trinity, but particularly a clear proof that the Spirit is God, for lying to the Holy Spirit is called lying unto God. "Behold the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out." This is startling and awfui. Toe announcement oi her Husband's death Is for the first time made known to her, and in the same breath she is told that she, too, shall instantly die, and she does. Sentence is pronounced and execution tabes place in the same moment. It is the baud of God. Compare chapters xii., 23, and Jer. xxviii., 16, 17. 10. "Then fell she down straightway at his feet and yielded up the goost; and the young men came in and found her dead, 'and carrying her forth buried her bp her husband." In the morning they are in health, but are united in a lie to God, that they may appear before men to be very religious; but before night they are found out (Sum. xxxii., 23) and are deal and buried. Two liars in one grave, but their sou.s? 11. "And great tear came upon all tba sburch, aud upon as many as ibard thesa things." Such manifestation of God's hatred of sin must have been necessary at this, the beginning of the formation of His church on earth. VV'e do well to remember tciat al though He seems to seep siience nu? m reference to tde corruptions an 1 abominations in His professing churca, He is the same sinner loving out sin hating Groi, and that soon now jmigm^ut will begin ac the house of God (1 Pet. iv., 17; ilav. iii., 16).? Lesion Helper. Coffee-Tea the >iew Beverag*. A new beverage called coffee-tea is announced. It is an infusion of leaves from the coffee plant exactly as tea is made from the leaf of the tea plant. The coffee leaves a?e dried, a pinch put, in a pot, and wit.b boiling water the coffee-tea is brewed. Until one tastes the decoction personal opinion should be suppressed. Frankly it doesn't sound nice, does it? Therk is a chagrined professor in Indiana. He built a tower seventyflve feet high at Arctic Springs and gave exhibitions of diving, claiming to be the only human being who could dive from that height. Then one of those impious small boys, aged 12, came along, climbed the tower when the Professor wasn't looking, and successfully dived from the top. We have a remarkable brand of boy in this country. For two years in succession a girl student has carried off the Sargent prize; for a metrical translation of an ode of Horace, open to all the studeuts of Harvard College. After this has been kept up a few years longer the^e will be less talk of the feebleness of woman and of her inab lifcy to <x>rapete with her brothers in the pursuit of knowledge.