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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
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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
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?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
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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!
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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.
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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
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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.

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