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REV. DR. TAUIiGE.
THE BEOOKJjYN DIVINE'S SUNDAY SERMON. Subject: "Holy Compulsion." Text: "And compel them to come in.**? Lukoxvt, 23. _i_j ,_ ,, , m xue plainest people in our aay na iuiuries which the kings and queens of olden times never imagined. I walked up and down the stairs of Holyrood palace?a palace that was considered one of the wonders of the world?and I said: "Can it be possible that this Is all there was of this reputed wonderful place?" And this is the case in many other instances. There are fruits In Westchester County and on Lone Island farms far better than the pomegranates and apricots of Bible times. Through all the ages there have been scenes of festivities, and the wealthy man of my text plans a great entertainment and invites his friends. Jf one builds a beautiful home, he wants his acquaintances to come and enjoy it. If one buys an exquisite picture, he wants his friends to come and appreciate it, and it was a laudable'thing when tne wealthy man ot my test, happy himself, wanted to make other people nappy. And so the invitations went out, but something went verv muoh wrong. 1 You can Imagine the embarrassment of anyone who has provided a grand feast when he finds out that the guests invited do not intend to come. There is nothing that so provokes the master of the feast as that Well, these people invited to this great banquet of the text made most frivolous excuses. The fact was, I suppose, that some of them were offended that this man had succeeded so muoh better In the world than they had. There are people in all occupaHnna on/1 TWAfooalAna w)in if n. wrong to them that anybody else Is advanced. I suppose these people Invited to the feast said among themselves: "We are not going to administer to that man's vanity. He is proud enough now. We won't go. Besides that we could all give parties ft we made our money the way that man makes his." So when the messengers went out with the invitations there was a unanimous refusal One man said, "Oh, I have bought a farm, and I must go and look at It." He was a land speculator and had no business to buy land until he knew about it. A frivolous excuse. Another man said, "I have bought five yoke of oxen." The probability is that be was a speculator in live stock. He ought to have known about the oxen before he bought them. Besides that, if he had been very anxious to get to the feast, he could have hooked them up and driven them on the road there. Another frivolous excuse. Another man said, "Oh, I have married a wife, and I can't come," when if he had said to his wife, "I have an invitation to a splendid dinner. It is highly complimentary to me. I should very much like to go. Will you go along with me?" she would have said, "To be sure, I will go." Another frivolous excuse. The fact was that they did not want to go. "Now," said the great man of the feast, "T will not be defeated in this matter. I have with an honest purpose provided a banquet, and there are scores of people who would like to come It they were only Invited. Here, my man, here; you go out, and when you find a blind man give him your arm and fetoh him In. and whan you find a lame man give him a crutch and fetch him In, and when you find a poor man tell him that there Is a plate for him In my mansion, and when you find some one who is so jagged and wretched that he has never been invited anyr'-.ere then by the kindest tenderness and the most loving Invitation any ne ever had compel him to come in." i Oh, my friends, it requires no acnteness en my part or on your part to see in all this affair that religion is a banquet The table Was set in Palestine a good many years ago, .and the disciples gathered around it, and they thought they would have a good time all by themselves, but while they Bat by this table the leaves began to grow and spread, and one leaf went to the east and another leaf went to the west until the whole earth was covered up with them, and the clusters from the heavenly vineyard were piled up on the board, and the trumpets and narps of eternity made up the orchestra, and as this Wine of God Is pressed to the lips of a sin ning, bleeding, suffering, dying, groaning World a voioe breaks from the heavens, saying : "Drink. 0 friends. Tea, drink, 0 beloved n* 0 blessed Lord Jesus, the best friend I ever had, the best lrlend any man ever had, was there ever such a table? Was there ever such a banquet? From the cross uplifted high, "Where th- 8ariour deigns to die, What melo Jlius sounds I hear Bursting on th* ravished ear1 Heaven's redeeming work la done, Com*, and welcome, sinner, come. Bellglon is a joyous thing. I do not want to hear anybody talk about religion as though it were a funeral. I do not want anybody to whine in the prayer meeting about the kingdom of God. I do not want any man to roll up his eyes, giving in that way evidence of his sanctity. The men and women of God whom I happen to know for the most part find religion a great joy. It is exhilaration to the body. It is lnvlgoration TO lue miutu JLi ia rttiuu.ro iu mo uyui, xi is balm for all wounls. It Is light for all darkness. It Is harbor from all storms, and though God knows that some of them have trouble enougn now, they rejoice because they are on their way to the congratulations eternal. Oh, the Lord God has many fair and beautiful daughters, but tue fairest of them all Is he whose ways are pleasantness and whose paths are peace. Now, my brothers and sisters?for I haye a right to call you all so ?I know some people look back on their ancestral line, ana they see they are descended from the Puritans or Huguenots, and they rejoice in that, but I look back on my ancestral line, and I see therein such a mingling and mixture of the blood of all nationalities that I feel akin to all the world, and by the blood of the Son of God. who died for all people, I address you in the bonds of universal brotherhood. I come out as only a servant bringing an Invitation to a party, and I put It Into your hand, saying. "Come, for all things are now ready,*' and I urge it upon you and continue to urge it, and betore r get through I hope, by the blessing of God, to compel you to oome In. i We must take care how we give the Invitation. My Christian friends, I think sometimes we have just gone opposite to Christ's command, and we have compelled people to stay out. Sometimes our elaoorated Instructions have been the hindrance. We graduate from our theolcgtoal seminaries on stilts, end it takes five or six years before we can oome down and stand right beside the great masses of the people, learning their joys, sorrows, victories, defeats. Wa eet our heads so brimful of theological wisdom that we have to stand very straight lest thev spill over. Now, what do the great ' masses of the people care about the technicalities of religion? What do they care about the hypostatic onion or the difference between sublapsarian and supralapsarian? What do they "care for your profound explanations, clear as a London fog? When a man Is drowning, he does not want you to stand by the (lock and describe the nature of the water into which he has fallen and tell him there are two parts hydrogen gas and one of oxygen gas, with a common density Of 89 F.j tuning to steam under a common atmospheric pressure of 212. He does not want a chemical lecture on water. He wants a rope. Oh, my frlendf, the curse of God on the ehuroh, it seems to me, In this day, is metaphysics. We speak in an unknown tongue In our Sabbath-schools, and in our religious assemblages, and in our pulpits, and bow can people be saved unless they can understand us? We put on our official gowns, and we think the two silk balloons flapping at the elbows of a preacher give him great sanctity. The river of God's truth flows down before u1? pure and clear as crystal, but we take our theological stick and stir it up and stir it up until you cannot see the bottom. Oh, for the simplicity of Christ in all our in"structtons?the simplicity He practiced when Standing among the people He took a Illy and said, "There Is a lesson of the manner I will clothe you,"' and pointing to a raven, said: "There is a lesson of the way I will feed you. Consider the lilies?behold the fowls." I think often In our religious instructions we compel the people to stay out by our ehuroh architecture. People come In, and they find things angular and cold and stiff, ana they go away, never again to oome, when the ehuroh ought to be a great home alrole, everybody having ahymnbook, giving half of it to the one next him; every one who has a hand to shake hands shaking ' V "v.V"\v ' ; ^ : - \ ' " bands?the church architecture and the church surroundings saying to the people, "Come In and be at home." Instead of that. I think all these surroundings often compel the people to stay out. Now, let us all repent of our sins and begin on the other track and by our heartiness of affection and warmth of manner and imploration of the spirit of God compel the people to come In. How shall we lead sinners to aooept the Lord's invitation? I think we must certain, j ly begin by a holy life. We must be better men, better women, before we can compel the people io come Into the kingdom of Jesus Christ. There are fine essays being written in this day about science and religion. I tell you the best argument in behalf of our holy Christianity. It is a jfood man. a sood woman, a life all consecrated to Christ. No Infidel can. answer It. Oh. let as by a holy example compel the people to come In! I read of a minister of the gospel who was very fond of climbing among the Swiss mountains. One day he was climbing among very dangerous places and thought himself all alone when he heard a voice beneath him say "Father, look out for the safe path: I am following." And he looked back, and he saw that he was climbing not only for himself, but climbing for his boy. Oh, let us be sure and take the safe path! Our children are following; our partners in business are following; our neighbors are following; a great multitude stepping right on in our steps. Ob, be sure and take the right path! Exhibit a Christian example, and so by your godly walk compel the people to come in. I think there Is work also in the way of kindly admonition. I do not believe there is a person in this boose who, if approaohed In a kindly and brotherly manner, would refuse to listen. If you are rebuffed, it is because you lack in tact and common sense. But, oh, how muoh effective work there is In the way of kindly admonition! There are thousands of men all around about you who have never had one personal invitation to the cross. Give that one invitation, and you would be surprised at the alacrity with which they would accept it. I have a friend, a Christian physician, who one day became very anxtoas about the | salvation of a brother physician, and so he left his office, went down to his man's office find said, "Is the doctor in?" "No," replied the young man waiting. "The doctor is " Uii/aII m aaH fhla r\Vit?q4nIon '*nrhon UUl J-LU now. outu j/ujaiviiMi) >1 ?* he comes In, tell him I called and give him my Christian love." This worldly doctor came home after awhile, and the message was'giventohim, and ne said within himself, "What does he mean by leaving his Christian love for me?" A.nd he became very mnch awakened and stirred In spirit, and he said after awhile, "Why, that man must mean my soul," and he went Into his back office, knelt down and began to pray, Then he took his hat and went oat to the office of this Christian physician and said, "What can I do to be saved V" and the two doctors knelt in the office and commended their souls to God. All the means used in that case was only the voice of one good man, 6aying, "Give my Christian Jove to the doctor." The volco of klndlv admonition. Hare you uttered it to-day? Will you utter It to-morrow? ,Wlll you utter It now? Compel them to come in. I think there is a great work also to be done in the way of prayer. If we had faith enough to-day, we could go before God and ask for the salvation of all the people In our churches, and they would all be savedjhere and then without a single exception. There might be professional men there, political men there, worldly men there, men who had not heard the goBpel for twenty years, men who are prejudiced against the preachers, men who are prejudiced against tire music, men who are prejudiced against the church, men who are prejudiced against God?I do not care?they might bebrougWin by fervent prayer?you would compel them to come in. Ob, for snoh an earnest prayer! People of God, lay hold of th? horns of the altar now and supplicate the salvation of all those who sit in the same pew with you?yea, the redemption of all who'sit in your churches. I tell you to-day, my friends of a great sal- j vation. Do you understand what It Is to | have a Saviour? He took your place. He , bore your sins. He wept your sorrows. He I is here now to save your soul. A soldier, j worn out in his country's service, took to the violin as a mode of earning his living. He | was found in the street ot Vienna playing j his violin, but after awhile his hand became i feeble and tremulous and he could no more | make music. One day, while he sat there j weeping, a man passed along and said: i USIy friend, you are too old and feeble. Give j me your violin." And he took the man's violin ana began to discourse most exquisite | music, ana tad people garnered arounu in larger and larger multitudes, and the aged man held his hat, and the coin poured In until the hat was full. "Now," said the man who was playing the violin. "Dutthat coin In your pockets." The coin was put in the old man's pockets. Then he held bis hat again, and the violinist played more sweetly than ever and played until some of the people wept and some shouted. And again the hat was tilled wltn coin. Then the violinist dropped the inctrument and passed off, and the whisper went, ''Who Is it, who Is it?" and some one jo.3t entering the crowd said "Why, that Is Bucher, the great violinist, known ail through the realm, i Yes, that Is the great violinist." The fact ' was, he had just taken that man's place, and assumed his poverty, and borne his burden, and played his music, and earned his livelihood, and made sacrifice tor the poor old man. So the Lord Jesus Christ comes down, and He finds us In our spiritual Den ury, and across tbe tm>ken strings of His own broken heart He strikes a strain ot infinite musio which wins the atttention of earth and heaven. He take3 our poverty. He plays our music. He weeps our sorrow. He dies our death. A. sacrifice for you, a sacrifice for me. Ob, will you accept this sacrifice now? I j do not single out this and that man and this i and that woman. But I say all may come. The sacrifice is so great all may be saved. Doee it not seem to you as if heaven was very near? I can feel its breath on my cheek. God is near. Christ is near. The Holy Spirit is near. Ministering angels are near, your glorified kindred in heaven near, your Christian father near, your glorified mother near, your departed children near, l'our redemption is near. Bice Planting in Japan, The people were busy putting out their young rice plants, and the fields were full of men and women, wearing their "kasa" and straw coats, oiled paper, rush mats or other contrivances to keep off the rain, and working iD mud and water half way up to their j knees. It is surely the dirtiest and j most laborious form of agriculture; ; the work is almost entirely done by ! manual labor with a spade and a i heavy four-pronged rake, though 1 oc- ! casionally saw a cow or a pony, with a ! little thatched roof on its back to shoot off the rain, dragging a sort of harrow through the mud. As soon as' the spring crop of barley or rape-seed j is garnered and hung up to dry, the ! ground is trenched with the spade, i and water is turned over it until it j has become a soft slush, which is worked level with the rake. The young ' rice plants, grown thick togetner in j nursery patches, are pulled up when ! the fields are ready for planting, their i roots aie washed and they are tied in j bundles, which are thrown into the j mud and water; then the men and ' women wade in, untie a bundle and : set the seedlings in lines by just pressing them with their fingers into the : mud. They do this wonderfully quickly, and can plant eight or nine in a row without moving from their places; when the field is all planted it looks like a pond with a delicate green haze over it. The dividing banks are planted with beans or other vegetables, so that not a yard of ground is wasted, This was the 18th of June, the damp, clammy heat of the "dew month" just beginning a period very encouraging to all vegetation, but full of discorhforts for the traveler, and especially for the landscape painter.? Harper's Magazine. ft* RELIGIOUS READING. THE POWEB OF KINDNESS. No man hath measured it?it is boundless; no man hath seen its death?for it is eternal. In all ages of the world, in every clime, among every kind, it hath shown out, a bright and beautiful star, a beaming glory! Look at the case of Saul and David. Bitter and blasting jealousy filled the heart of Saul, and he "sought to take the young man's life." With hellish hate he haunted him, even to the dens and caves of the earth. But David conquered his enemy?even the proud spirit of Saul he humbled. And how? Not with eword and spear, not with harsh words and coarse contumely, for these did never touch the heart with gentle influence No! but with a weapon simple as the shepards sling, yet sure as the arrow of death. 'Twas kindness! This killed rankling hatred, and left Saul to live. And when it had done its work. Saul said to David, "Thou art more righteous than I, for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.' Was not here a victory more glorious, more GodHlrn thnn n Wplllncrton ever knew. Bee Joseph In the hands of his wicked brethren. For a few pieces of paltry silver they sold him into Egypt. Providence in kindness broke the bands which held him in slavery and made him a ruler there. Famine spread over the land her mantle and the cruel brethren of Joseph hungered. They went to Egypt for corn. And how acted Joseph? More than once he filled their sacks and returned their money, and then he made himself known, UI am Joy ph. your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt! Here was kindness?forgiveness. And it crushed to death the spirit of jealousy that had once made him a slave. He had conquered. Come farther down in the world's history,and tell me what word of all those spoken by the meek and lowly Jesus"?the "Prince of Peace," the Saviour of the world"?was best calculated to soften and subdue the hard hearts of his persecutors? Are we not pointed to the cross of Calvary? Are not asked to listen to the soft, sweet tones of that voice?"Father, forgive them?" Oh! here was kindness. Look over our extended country at the present day. What has changed those miserable hovel of other days, where misery and wretchedness had dwe t, into the neat and beautiful abodes of plenty and peace? What has kindled anew the flame of love and af iecaou m ueuru* iuu^ c?uau^cu ouu with coldness? What has made happy the homes of thousands of wives and tens of thousands of children? What, in short, has been the great propellant of the late temperance reformation, which has carried joy and gladness all over the land? What but kindness. . Reader, have you an enemy whom you would make a friend, a neighbor who needs repentance, a fallen brother whomyou would restore to sobriety and virtue? Forget not the power of kindness.?Christian Sailor. Let us not trouble ourselves with unprofitable disputations, but all agree to spread to the uttermost of our power the Gospel of Christ' Nearly fifty years ago. a great and good man gave advice, for which I have ever since had occasion to bless God. 'If you desire to be extensively useful do not spend your time or strength in contending for or against such things as are of a disputable natutre, but in testestifying against open, notorious vice, and in promoting essential holiness.' Let us keep this; leaving a thousand disputable points to those that have no better business than to toss the ball of controversy to and fro. Let us keep to our point. Let us bear a faithlul testimony in our several states as against all ungodliness, and with all our might recommend that inward and outward holiness, without which no mau shall see tne .Loro.? John Wesley. 8cxdat a eelioious dat. It is true the first day of the week is a religious day, as it is a day of rest, and of elevated social enjoyment. The whole history of the Sabbath from the beginning shows it to have been intended by its Founder to be a day for the care of the soul while the body was resting, a day to be devoted to worship and acts of service to God and humanity. The Christian Sabbath is the commemoration of the rising of Christ from the dead, and of course He ought to have a prominence in the mind on that day?as much as Washington has when we celebrate his birthdav. Such an observance of the day in public worship and privite thought and devotion will not interfere with rest, or with a keen enjoyment of family and kind red. Sunday breaks into the busy week with its quietness and leisure, as if on purpose to incline us to think on our relations to God and the other life, and make that preparation which is necessary for a higher ana nobler state. tf rhwat rose on Sundav. a host of aues tion9 gather around this event to every thoughtful mind. Why did He leave heaven for earth? What wa? his character??What did he say and do? Why did he die? Where is he now? Have I any obligations to him? What are my relations to him/ If he is a saviour has he saved me? Will he save me? How can I secure salvation? If saved, how can I show my gratitude? How can I serve him? The Bible is the best book for Sunday.? No book so stirs the intellect, or powerfully addresses the heart. It is the great source of knowledge on what pertains to the aoul and its destinies. It is an unfailing storv book for the children. They never tire of its delightful narratives. The religious observance of Sunday is intimately connected with intelligence and good morals in the individual and in society. Far distant be the time when its hallowed light shall ct-ase to draw our thoughts to the spiritual and unseen. Sad will be the day when it is turned aside from its legitimate fltid heaven-born uses. PT.TflTAV rr?T* YOTTVrt Shall I speak of the beauty of holiness In youth? I fancy that young men are, most of all, inclined to feel shy of the whole thing; to some it savors of grave restrictions, to others of a sort of cant. All very proper for a divinity student, but for. a young man looking forward to the common work and pleasure of the world, and rejoicing in vigorous life?ah, wait, awhile! And yet it is that very life of vigorous youth?youth with its keen sense of life; youth brave and skillful in manly sport? youth just entering on the sTong* work and strong temptations of the world?it is in just such a life that earnest, unaffected religiousness brings the very finest grace of real manhood. It "would not make him weak, but gentle and helpful with his strength; it would not lessen pleasure, but keep it sweet and wholesome; tne very merriest laugh that comes ringing to me through the halls of memory is that of one of my early friend* who always seemed to me the most like Christ of ail I ever knew. Religion?earnest, unashamed religion?does not make a young man less brave but more, adding to more nerve and pluck that finer courage which can stand up squarely against wrniiff. sav '-No!" to Dro'anitv and dissiua tion, and say it so as to be respected. And so, to the whole opening life, re igion gives a richer zest, a finer appreciation cf all thing great and good, and that interest in higher things which keeps bringing to the front the strong nnd helpful men of each new generation.?Rev. Brooke Herford. When Christian Gillert lay on his death bed at Leipsic, in great agony he said to one beside him, "I cannot understand much now. Only let me hear you pronounee the name of the Redeemer: the very mention of Him never fails to inspire me with fresh courage and joy." In the paroxysms of pain he was thus inspired with courage to bear up. for he knew Christ as a sufferer, suffering hikI dying for men, yet patient and uncomplaining".?Those who are called to visit the suffering believer may thus speak the name of Je-u?,and soothe and strengthen by a single word, where longer discourse is tiresome If not impossible. The .Largest Steel Plate. The largest steel plate ever rolled in the world was turned out the other day in Chester, Penn.. by the Wellman Iron and Steel Works. It is 450 inches long by 130 Inches wide and 1% inches think, and is intended as a rubber-plate for one of the new steamships which the Cramps are building for the International Navigation Company. The ingot of which it was made weighed 21,000 pounds. Will Not Soon Be Forgotten. The story of the past summer is one of Impoverished fields, deteriorated crops, dried-up springs and brooks and wells, pastures that could not All the cows' bngs with milk, mowing that scarcely jurnished the barms with provender for >'.he winter. WOMAN'S WORLD, I PLEASANT LITERATURE FOR FEMININE READERS. A CHAIN OP RIBBON. A novel way to wear a ribbon is aroond the neck, like a chain. It is usually of black moire, less than an inch in width and two yards in length. On it may be hung a lorgnette, a miniature watch, a little gold purae, a vinaigrette, or, in fact, anything one may choose. The ribbon may be held witn a utile tancy clasp, ana this efiect is particularly stylish with light cos- i tumes.?New York Advertiser. < GEASS BONNETS. Grasses from Asia and South America J are imported for lightweight winter bonnets. The material is woven into 1 braids of various widths, and these 1 braids are plaited and crocheted into fancy patterns and made into the shapes required. Grass bonnets are : as soft as any of the fine felts, very [ responsive and admit of the most ar- ' tistic trimming. They may be had ] in fast black and all the fashionable j shades of brown.?St Louis Star-Sayings. 1 FEBST WOMAN'S BIGHTS CONVENTION. The earliest woman's rights convention was held at Seneca Falls, N. Y., Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frederick ] Douglas and Amelia Bloomer, of ] Bloomer costume fame, being the j originators. The second was held in 1 104 0 * _ J - AI jutiswucoKd iu lulu. auu xi unj ILL title f small beginnings the most radical j changes of thought and feeling about ; woman and her sphere have gradually 3 come about, changes which only the ] ultra-conservative can regret, for we j have slowly but surely learned that it | is not what a woman does, but the way , in which she does it that makes her admirable or otherwise,?New York Telegram. UBS. GOCTiD's IRISH POPLET. I have just seen a wonderful Irish poplin, brocaded in a sunflower design in real gold threads. It was 1 bought, among some others, by Mrs, ' George Gould, wife of the American : millionaire. How lovely it must be 1 to have heaps of money like that; to 1 be able to have everything of the best, ( put up at the best hotels, go about in the most luxurious carriages, sit be- i hind the best trained horses of that : high breeding to which the motto "Nobless oblige" applies as much as 1 to human beings in similar cases, be ' able to buy good picture: to live with and have no fear of a sudden descent ! into the horrors of poverty!?New York Advertiser. 1 A BRIDE IN- BREECHES. London Sketch gives a picture of a curious wedding ceremony which has ' been celebrated at Christ Church, under the auspices of the New Zealand Dress Reform Association. The bride, Miss Kate Walker, and the bridegroom, Mr. J. R. Wilkirson, had already joined hands by publishing a pamphlet on "Dress Reform and What \ It Implies." The enterprising bride, like Strephon in "Patience," was divided into two parts, as it were, ' tne upper part ox ner dress consisting of the conventional bride's veil, and tho l-jwer sinking into a modified pair of breeches. Her costume was of stone blue bengaline, with V95t and revers of white silk, embroidered with gold. She wore a beautiful wreath of jessamine instead of the timehonored orange blossoms, and although gloves were discarded a lovely veil was worn?not, however, over the face, but thrown back and falling in long graceful folds over the shoulders. THE BEWAKD OF COURTESY. ' Mrs. Dr. Talmage, of Brooklyn, was very much surprised che other day to receive a legacy of 313,000 from an old woman who was almost a stranger. It seems that the woman came to Brooklyn about two years ago and asked Mrs. Talmage for advice regarding medical treatment. The great preacher's wife interested herself iu the case, and regularly visited the ? stranser until herdeath. Since'the a announcement of the legacy it has s been discovered that the old woman had been nearly all her life a worker 1 in the New England coti;on mills. She a invested her savings profitably, and in t her old age lived comfortably and had S13,000 to leave to one who had been j courteous to her. r This little episode from real life \ shows thac courtesy pays, and it also shows how a bard wo.-king toiler in an humble sphere may accumulate a 9 competency. ? The story is full of lessons that are 1 worth pondering.?Atlanta Constitution. * \ takikg care or gloves. i On the way gloves are put on at their first wearing depends all their e subsequent career. A poor pair of ? gloves carefully donned at first and 1 tenderly treated throughout their existence will never look very badly, t The most expensive gloves ever made c put on carelessly at first will never I look well and will soon wear out. c New gloves should never be put on in a hurry. They should be pressed r and pulled into position in a leisurely i fashion. Before beginning operations 0 a little powder should be dusted into c the gloves, for this will permit them to slip on easily. The fingers should j. be carefully pulled on, with the seams straight, before the thumb is inserted ? into its pocket. Then the glove should be smoothed on gradually; the ^ second button and those above the second should then bo buttoned. The first one should alwavs be fastened 1 last. a When the hands are warm the gloves 1 should be drawn wrong side out when c they are removed; then they should be pulled carefully into shape and aired for an hour or two.?New York Re- ? corder. f o THE POPULAR WOMAK. ' That person in society who wishes 1 to be pojjular will?unless her own remark is wonderfully pat, her own story t wonderfully good, her own song su- c pernally sweet?allow another to make i the remark, to tell the story, or to sing i the song. Always assuming that it is popularity she looks for, then report f l " . v . r, r ' of >her sweetness, net interest, bet amiability, will stand laer in far more fltftftd that ftnv ronnrt nf her brillianCT. her wit, her repartee. The woman who haa all her resources at command, a story apropos for everything, a cutting sarcasm, a stinging jest, a smiling retort, can pass away the hour for a stupid man; but it ia doubtful if, when he goes away, he is not conscious that he has made a poor figure in her society, and it is tolerably sure that he does not feel well enough pleased with himself to be pleaded with her. A brilliant woman may cut a dash at a dinner party, but it is not impossible that she is hindering some one else from catting a great dash, and it is no better for her in the end than if she had been a little dull. She who crams for a dinner party, gets up her subjects with all the information to be had, and jokes and anecdotes to correspond, and then leads the conversation to them, and sets them all off in a fine feu de joie, makes a great mistake, so Ear as it is an attempt for popularity, even if her information be new and ber mots have all the spontaneity; much of her effort goes for little or nothing; she would really do better to bold herself in reserve merely to fill the gaps and keep the bali rolling.? Harper's Bazar. AUTUMN "WEDDING GOWNS. Ivory satin of brilliant sheen, so long the ideal and traditional fabric for wedding-dresses, is in greater favor than ever this season. It is made tip in conjunction -with chiffon, or slse with accessories of the new soft moire called in Paris moire mouille. Peau de soie of demi-lustre is another refined fabric for brides' gowns, and requires lace and pearls for its trimmings. There are also many corded 9ilks of different grains, such as gros ie Loudres and gros de Tours, that will make effective dresses. The blouse or full round waist is ?AJ ?warl/lfnrt Tooaoa LUJW UtCU CVCU IDi >TUUvuug | being made of chiffon, or tulle, or of lace draped, shirred, or pleated on a fitted linen. Large gigot sleeves and I the fall skirt frith three-quarter train are of satin, pean de soie, or repped silk. A new trimming for the bloose is the galloon and passementerie of 3trung pearls arranged in brooches and festoons like old-fashioned jewslrj. The festooned passementerie is in rows around the collar and as a yoke, while the straight-edged galloon is length-wise in bands and braces. Satin ribbon braces over an accordion-pleated waist of chiffon are very effective when tied in upright loops on the shoulders, and are inexpensive. Another trimming for skirfc panels and borders is bands of white satin edged with pearl, silver, and crystal beads, and studded at intervals with rosettes or with fan-pleatings of satin similarly beaded. This garniture also serves for a high collar, and sometimes for a belt, though a soft belt of satin folds is preferable. ?Harper's Bazar. FASHION NOTES. Borage, or cornflower blue, is quite the thing again. Silk boaillone crepons are both plain and with brocaded figures. Olive, 'grass and chysoprase green md the soft moss and rosemary leaf ihades lead the greens. Ta?feta3 in faint vanishing hues, cvith a pattern of faded rose or yellow, ire lovely by gaslight. The new colors are soft and beantiEul, running the gamut of the deep irid pale-toned art shades. Ice silk crepes are shown in pale ;olors; they are inexpensive and make charming evening dresses. Pelerine collarettes, with long, floating ends, are pretty for the ornamentations of dinner and house gowns. Black is to be much worn this season nnrl prorv Tvell dressed woman hag sne or two black gowns in her wardrobe. Ribbon stroped failes and satins are jspecialiy handsome; ribbon grenalines in thin and thick effects are itylish. Lilies of the valley, with their long jreen leaves, seem as if flung upon a mrface of rosy white, cream or faint iky blue. Poppy, cerise, currant and fuchsia lave lost none of their prestige, and ,re destined to be immensely popular his winter. Crumpled crepe is distinguishable >y the weave, which looks, as the lame denotes, as if it had been careessly mussed. Pompadour bouquets, which are of uch faint colorings as to appear as if cashed out, are thrown upon white 01 vory grounds. A new sleeve is tucked on the top ol he arm, almost half way across and ust above the elbow; this is done to mpart the requisite amplitude. The wheel collar, which is round ind laid in plaits narrow at the top ind flaring like the spokes of a wheel, sseen in both wraps.and dresses. Ivory, beige, wood color and pale jrowns are the leading tints for the lemi-saison toilettes that intervene jefore the advent of the more severe lostumes of the winter. The redish amethysts, hyacinth and oyal niauves, "with the more delicate leiiotropes, orchid and violet tints, ire the colors most in favor for Lresses of high ceremony. Skirts of striped or small-figured >lack satin, made np in bell or sevenfored shape, "will be -worn all the aeaon with fancy waists or taffeta crepon >r shot surah in autumn color meauge. Moires in delicate, changeable tintngs in mother-of-pearl colorings ire exquisitely lovely; they may be rimmed with one or more of the ihangeable colors and are effective for svening. Round waists continue in high favor, ind the seamless bodice is still used or all to whom it proves becoming, is well as for many strict followers of 'style" to whom it proves quite the everse. Finely twilled glace surahs, giving he effect of satin, come in a variety >f pretty checks in cashmere colorngs in nacre tints, in pin dots, narow stripes, and all the prevalent shot iffects, changing like th?j gorgeous oliage of autumn. .. "BIKING" IN CHINA. ADVENTURES OF TWO AMERICAN BICYCLERS. They Were Compelled to Dash Into the Cities and Lock Up Their Wheels to Escape Curious Natives. ON entering a Chinese city we always made it a role to run rapidly through until we came to an inn, and then lock up our wheels before the crowd could collect, writes Thomas G. Allen, Jr., and William L. Sachtleben in the Cen? tury, continuing their narrative of "Across Asia on a Bicycle." Urumtsi, however, was too large and intricate for such a manoeuver. We were oblige to dismount in the principal thoroughfare. The excited throng pressed in upon us. Among them was a Chinaman who could talk a little Bnssian, and who undertook to direct us to a comfortable inn at the far end of the city. This street parade gathered to the inn yard an overwhelming mob. and announced to the whole community that "the foreign horse" had come. It had been posted, we were told, a month before, that "two people of the new world" were coming through on "strange iron horses," and every one was requested not to molest them. By this publio curiosity was raised to the highest pitch. When we returned from supper at a neighboring restaurant we were treated to a novel soene. The doors and windows of our apartments had been blocked with boxes, bales of cotton and huge cart wheels to keep out the irrepressible throng. Oar host was agitated to tears; he came out ringing his hands, and urging upon us that any attempt on our part to enter would cause a rush that would break his house down. We listened to his entreaties on the condition that we should be allowed to mount to the roof with a ladder, to get away from the annoying curiosity of the crowd. There we sat through the evening twilight, while the crowd below, somewhat balked but not discouraged, stood taking in every move. Nightfall and a drizzling rain came at last to our relief. The next morning a squad of soldiers was despatched to raise the siege, and at the same time presents began to arrive from the various offi uiaaoy uum nuo JLDuugvu^ VA tavwavji down to the superintendents of the local prisons. The matter of how much to accept of a Chinese present, and how muoh to pay for it, in the way of a tip to the bearer, is one of the finest points of that finest of fine arts, Chinese etiquette; and yet in the midst of such an abundanoe and variety we were hopelessly at sea. Fruits and teas were brought, together with meats and chickens, and even a live sheep. Our Chinese visiting cards?with the Chinese the great insignia of rank?were now returned for those 6ent with the presents, and the hour appointed for the exhibition of our bicycles as requested. Xiocg before the time, the streets and housetops leading from the inn to the viceroy's palace at the far end of the city began to fill with people, and soldiers were detailed at our request to make an opening for us to ride through rlirl ?nf. rirA? tturetldlu A It UU UWTWl) VMM MW vent the crowd from pushing us against each other, or sticking etioks in the wheels, or throwing their hats and shoes in front of us, as we rode by. When in sight of the viceroy's palace, they closed in on us entirely. It was the worst jam we had ever been in. By no possibility could we mount our machines, although the mob was growing more and more impatient. They kept shouting for us to ride, but would give us no room. Those on the outside pushed the inner ones against us. "With the greatest difficulty could we preserve our equilibrium, and prevent the wheels from being crushed, as we surged along toward the palace gate; while all the time our Russian interpreter, Mafoo, on horseback in front, continued to shout and gesticclato in the wildest manner above their heads. Twenty soldiers had been Stationed at the palace gate to keep back the mob with cudgels. When we reached them they pulled us and our wheels quickly through into the inclosure, and then tried to stem the tide by belaboring the heads and shoulders in reach, including those of our unfortunate interpreter, Mafoo. But it was no use. Everything was swept away before this surging wave of humanity. The viceroy himself, who now came out to receive us, was powerless. All he could do was to request them to make room around the palace courtyard for the coming exhibition. Thousands of thumbs Wore uplifted that afternoon, in praise of the wonderful twee-tah-cheh, or two wheeled carts, as they witnessed our modest attempt at trick riding and special manceuvering. After refreshments in the palace, to which we were invited by the viceroy, we were counseled to leave by a rear door, and return by a round about way to the inn, leaving the mob to wait till dark for our exit from the front. History ot the Pen. The first pens were made of bronze, steel and iron sharp pointed like a bodkin. These were used in producing hieroglyphics on stone in Assyria and other Eastern countries. Then came the camel's hair pencil for painting on the skins of animals, and next the stylus of bone, ivory or metaL But parchment and papyrus became known, and the reed pen was invented. Time rolled on and it was discovered that the quill was better than the reed, and it came into universal use, and continued so until far into the present century. Siiver, horn, tortoise shell and glass came along only to give way to steel, until in 1820 a gross of the latter pens was made in Birmingham and sold at wholesale for S36. The best gold pens are made in tho United States.?Hardware. An elephant's sense of smell is so delicate that it can scent a human being at a distance of one thousand yards. _ A remarkable naval expedition of Germans to tho Mediterranean occurred in 217. :; i - *f. v;.'. . -V* ". iv *' -.! ? ; ; 0'/> ' ' \ " < " ' " -. ' 1 ? " \ ' j HOUSEHOLD MATTERS. APPLE JAM THAT "WILL KEEP FOB YEAES Weigh equal quantities of sugar and good, eonr apples; pare, core and chop them fine; make -a good cleaf syrup of the sugar. Add the apples, the juice and grated rind of tnree lemons and a few pieces of white ginger. Boil it till the apples look clear and yellow; this resembles foreign sweetmeats. On no account omit tha ginges.?New York Journal. HOUE-ILLOE WABDBOBES. Lack of closet room in a house is s fruitful theme for complaint in these days of contracted space. Architects there are who are willing to sacrifice every consideration, not accepting internal utility, for picturesque oatside effects. In such cases recourse must be had to wardrobes, but as these are expensive the busy fingers of the housewife must be depended upon to improvise substitutes. If there is a corner ia the room with sufficient space (sometimes the architect denies us this small boon), it may be utilized in the manner herewith described and delineated. TVo stripes of wood as long as you desire and four inches wide by one inch thick are screwed in the angle of the wall about six feet from the floor; boards are cut off to fit in the corners and resting on these stripes; this will form the roof. A bra3s or wooden rod is then run across the front of this board from wall to wall and from which the curtain is suspended by rings. Cretonne, chintz or printed cotton will make a good list to choose from and are inexpensive. One may screw upon the underside of the roof and on the cleats as many hooks as are required, and, if desired, a shelf may be introduced about fifteen inches below the roof, and on that attach the hooka. Such an emergenoy closet will often be found a great convenience, and the cost will be trifling. It will be vr ell to stretch a piece of muslin or paper across the upper sides of the roof to keep out the dust.?New York Advertiser. HOW TO MAKE CANDY. Almond Candv?Melt one pound of sugar in a quarter of a pint of water, and let boil until the syrup is thick enough not to run off a spoon. Warm three ounces of split almond3 in the oven, remove the syrup from the fire, and stir in the almonds and a little - 1 T> X- mmII essence 01 ismuu. rum uu u ncu battered tins, and when nearly cold cat into shape. Cocoanut Candy?Boil one pound of lump sugar and half a pint of water for ten minutes. Remove the scum, and when the syrup is thick and white stiz in a little more than one-half a pound of freshly grated coooanut. Pour on to a buttered paper, and when cold keep in tin boxes. French Almond Hardbake?Put one pound of loaf sugar and a teacup of water into a saucepan; stir it well untill the sugar is thoroughly melted, take off the scum as fast as it rises, and after it has boiled for fifteen minutes add one tablespoonful of vinegar or lemon juice. - Stir in one-quarter of a pound of sliced almonds and pour on to a buttered tin. Keep in a tin until wanted. Fig Rock?Boil one cupful of sugar and three-quarters of a capful of water I together, until the mixture turns to I an amber color. Add a little cream of tartar before taking it from the fire. Have the figs ready to cut up on a dish,' ' ? I ana pour me uuivuie uvot wsm. When nearly cold oat into square blocks. French Nougat?Blanch twenty-one pounds of almonds, dry them in a eoffc cloth and put them into a cool oven until they are quite hot and slightly brown- Put one pound of lump sugar into a copper pan, and stir with a wooden spoon until it begins to boiL Cut up the almonds and drop them in- # to the mixture. Oil the molds well* aild pour out the nougat quickly. This can be flavored with lemon, or vanilla, colored with cochineal, or made with pistachio kernels or Alberts, according to taste. Chocolate Almond?Take one-half a pound of almonds, blanch dry, and scorch them in the oven. Heat onehalf pound of chocolate (that flavored with vanilla is the beat), and dip eaoh almond intv the chocolate separately. Put them on to tins until they are -i-- ?1J KPf rtff TP!kH (JU1U3 (XIIU, ttUU lucu xaxu uuuiu vm m?m? a sharp knife. Candied Apricots?Stone the fruit, cover them with lump sugar, and bako in a hot oven. Dry them thoroughly before putting in boxes. Coffee Caramels?-Put into a saucepan one pound of sugar and one claret glass of strong black colTee. Let this boil until it forms a syrup. Stir into the mixture a tumblerful of good fresh milk or cream, and continue the boiling until the syrup is almost crackling. Pour the mixture on to a marble slab that has been moistened with salad oil, as soon as it is cold cut into squares with a knife; divide the caramels and keep them in tins. Chocolate?Use the same quantity of sugar as above with a tumblerful of water and two cakes of unsweetened chocolate previously dissolved in a little water. Boil as above to the crackling stage, and finish as for coffee caramels. Fondants?Stir together in a basin the yolks of three eggs, with the weight of four eggs in sus&r; add to this about two ounces of fresh butter, previously beaten to a cream, and the same quantity of flour. Beat the mixture all the time, flavor with vanilla. Finally add the whipped whites of five eggs. Beat the whole lightly and steadily for a few minutes, then bake in tiny molds. Lemon Drops?For these and all kinds of sugar candy some coloring is needed. Put one pound of silted sugar into a basin; stir into this enongh lemon juice to make a thick paste, add a little yellow coloring, put the mixture into a pan, heat it over a 3lear tire without letting it boil; drop it in small balls on tin plates. When cold remove them with a knife without breaking them, and dry them in a oool oven on sheets of paper. Barley Sugar?Boil one pint of syrup to a carimel, add twenty drops of es*' sanoe of lemon, and pour it out in rows on a marble slab; when nearly cold lift up the end with the tip of a knife, aud twist the sugar as yoa dctaoh each end with the knife.