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* ^vtbrtalmaget SUNDAY'S DISCOURSE BY THE NOTED DIVINE. Subject: "Woman's Opportunity." Text: "She shall be called woman."? Genesis ii., 23. God, who fan make no mistake, made man and woman for a specific work and to move in particular spheres?man to be recuant in his realm: womau to bo dominant in hers. The boundary line between Italy and Switz- jB erland, between England and Scotland, is ]( J not more thoroughly marked than this dis- r tinction between the empire masculine and the empire feminine. So entirely dissimilar v are the fields to which God called them that ^ juu <-<m uu morei-umpart; uiem man you can ^ oxvgeu and hydrogen, water and crass, n tree> and stars. All this talk about thesu- ^ periority of one sex to the other sex is an everlasting waste of ink and speech. A jew- 0 eler may have a scale so delicate that he can n weigh the dust of diamonds, but where are the scales so delicate that you can weigh in ^ them affection acrainst affection, sentiment |, against sentiment, thought against thought, <. soul against soul, a man's world against a _ woman's world? You come out with your ?( stereotyped remark that man is superior to w woman in intellect, and then I open on my t| desk the swarthy, iron typed, thunderbolted ^ writings of Harriet Martineau and Elizabeth ^ Browning and George Eliot. You come on a with yourstereotvped remark about woman's tj superiority to man in the item of affection. but I ask you where was there more capa- a city to love than in John, the disciple, and c, Matthew Simpson, the bishop, and Henry Jlartvn. the missionary? _ The heart of those men were so larce that |j after you had rolled into it two hemisphere? a, there was room still left to marshal the hosts a| of heaven and set up the throne of the eter- r( nal Jehovah. I deny to man the throne iu- r tellectuil: I deny to woman the throne affeetional. No human phraseology will ever 01 define the spheres, while there is an intuition ^ by which we know when a man is in his if realm, and when a woman is in her real-n, and when either of them is out of it. No bundling legislature ought tr> attempt to make a definition or to say. "This is the line q and that is the line." My theory is that if a ^ woman wants to vote she ought to vote, and |1( that if a man wants to embroider and keep j house he ought to He allowed to embroider v< and keep house. There are masculine women and there are effeminate men. My Dl theory is that you have no right to interfere w with any one's uoins anything that is |0 righteous. Albany and Washington might as m well decree by legislation how high a brown w thrasner should flv or how deep a trout ftI should plunge as to try to seek out the heisrht jc and depth of woman's duty. The question w of capacity will settle finally the whole que?- w i'aii tlm Whon n mman is i_. prepared to preach, she will preach, and w" neither conference nor presbytery can hinder vf her. When a woman is prepared to move ^ In highest commercial spheres, she will have w great influence on the exchange, and no jn boards of trade can hinder her. I want wo- ar man to understand that heart and brain can jr overfly any barrier that politicians may set r0 up. aud that nothing can keep her back or c| keep her down but the question of incapac- ^ itv. 1 was in New Zealand last year just after r, tae opportunity of suffrage had been conferre.l upon women. The plan worked well. w] There ha<l never been such good order ?t the polls, and the righteousness triumphed. W( Men have not made such a wonderful moral sj; success of the ballot box that they need fear w* women will corrupt it. In all our cities man cjj has so nearly made the ballot box a failuie, re, suppose we let women try. But there are some women, I know, of most undesirable a| nature, who wander up and down the couu- m, try?having no homes of their own or for- tjj' saking their own homes?talkingabout their to riehts, and we know very well that they pr themselves are fit neither to vote aor keep r house. Their mission seem* merely to hu- ^ miliate the two sexes at the thought of what ag anv oue of us micht become. No one would ^ want to li vo under the laws that such women J2T would enact or to have cast upon society the jn, children that such women would raise. But u0 I shall show you that the best rights that j.a woman cau own she already has in her possession; that her position in this country at au this time is not one of commiseration, but g0 one of congratulation: that the grandeur ^t;| and power of her realm have never yet been ^ appreciated; that she sits to-day on a throne ?0 so high that all the thrones of earth piled on ^ top of each other would not make for her a footstool. Here is the platform on which i.j she stands. Away down below it are ,0 the ballot box and the congressional assem- Tu blago and the legislative hall. Woman always has voted and always will vote. Our a great-grandfathers thought they were by tiieir votes putting Washington into the Pres- iJ idential chair No. His mother, by the principles she taught him. and by tue habits au , she inculcated, made him President. It was 'wj a Christian mother's hand dropping the bal- fo lot when Lord Bacon wrote and Newton jn philosophized and Alfred the Great governed and Jonathan Edwards thundered of judg- 0j rnont to come. ^ How many men there have been in high o[ political station who would have been in- sj; sufficient to stand the test to which their [ej moral principle was put had it not been for ^ a wife's voice that encouraged them to do ' right and a wife's prayer that sounded louder than the clamor of partisanship? The right of or suffrage as we men exercise it seems to be ^ a feeble thinj?. You. a Christian man. come se] up to the ballot box and you drop vour vote. ja, Bight after you comes a libertine or a sot? " rthe offscouring of the street?and he drops *e( his vote, and his vote counteracts yours. But if in the quiet of home life a daughter by | her Christian demeanor, a wife by her in- ^ dustry, a mother by her faithfulness, casts a vote in the right direction, then nothing can j resist it, and the influence of that vote will ^ throb through the eternities. tj1( My chief anxiety then is not that woman have other rights accorded her, but that she, , by the grace of God,' rise up to the appreciation of the glorious i ights she already pos- w, sesses. First, she has the right to make tu home happy. That realm no one has ever disputed with her. Men may come home at noon or at night, and then tarry a com paratively little while, but she. all day long.gov- ? ems it, beautifies it, sanctifies it. It is with- . in her power to make it the most attractive u place on earth. It is the only calm harbor j in this world. You know as well as I do that ^ this outside world aud the business world arc a long scene of jostle and contention. | The man who has a dollar struggles to keep .. it: the man who has it not struggles to get it. "n Prices up. Prices down. Losses. Gains. MisreDresentations. Underselling. Buyers depreciating; salesmen exaggerating. Tonants seeking less'rent; landlords demanding iv. more. Struggl&s about office. Men who are . in trying to keep in; men out trying to get in. Slips. Tumbles. Defalcations. Tan- J"' ics. Catastrophes. 0 woman, thank God , you have a home, and that vou may be queen in it. Bettor be there than wear Victoria's coronet. Better be there than carry the purse of a princess. ' : Your abode may be humble, but you can, by your faith in God and your cheerfulness of demeanor, gild it with splendors such as . an upholsterer's hand never yet kindled. There are abodes in every city?humble, two stories, four plain, unpapered rooms, unde- V ^ Birable neighborhood, and yet there is a man . who would die on tho threshold rather than ?i surrender. Why? It is home. Whenever t| he thinks of it he sees angels of God hovering around it. The ladders of heaveu are let .|J down to that house. Over the child's rough crib there are the chantingsof angelsasthose ? that broke over Bethlehem. It is home. These children may come up after awhile, and they may win high positiou, and they may have an affluent residence, but they will ' not until their dying day forget that humble roof, under which their father rested an 1 ' their mother sang and their sisters played. ! Oh. if you would gather up all tender memori<?3, all the lights and shades of the heart, all banqueting* andreunions, alt filial.frater- j nal,paternal and conjugal affections, ami yost , jj, had only just four letters with which to spell out that height and de;>th and lemrtli and ^ breadth and magnitude and eternity of mean- I ing. you would, with streaming eyes an 11 ^ trembling voice ami agitated hand, write it j ' * i ? -\r v 1 1 out ill tnost* iour uvins eapuais. n-v.u-.ti What right dot;.-; woman want that is grander than to bo queen iu such a realm? jt jWhy. the eagles of heaven cannot fly across m that dominion. Horses, panting and with ^ 'lathered flanks, arc not swift enough to run ;to the outpost of that realm. They say that the sun never sets upon the English Empire, zt but I have to tell you that 011 this realui oi' r< woman's influence eternity never marks tc any bound. Isabella fled from the Spanish p; 'throne, pursued by the Nation's anathema, ' but she who is queen in a home will never r* lose he. throne, and death itself will only be w . the annexation of heavenly principalities. k .1 When von want to set vour grandest idea ii >f <1 nueen you do not think of Catherine < Russia or of Anne of England or Mari Cheresa of Germany, but when you want t fet your grandest idea of a queen you thin >f the plain woman who sat opposite yov ather at the table or walked with hii itm in arm down life's pathway; som< imes to the Thanksgiving banquet, some imes to the grave, but always togothc -soothing your petty griefs, correctin 'our childish waywardness, joining i *our infantile sports, listening to your ever ng prayers, toiling for you with needle c it the spinning wheel, and on cold nighl trapping you up snug and warm. And the it last on that day when she lay in the bac oom dying, and you saw hertakethose thi lands with which she had toiled for you a one. and put them together in a dyin raver that commended vou to the Go rhom she had taught you to trust?oh, sh ras the oueen! The chariots of God cam own to fetch her. and as she went in al eaven rose up. You cannot think of he ow without a rush of tenderness that stir be deep foundation of your soul, and yoi eel as much a child again a? when youcrie< n her lap, and if you could bring her bacl cain to speak just once more your name a inderly as she used to speak it you would b rillincr to throw yourself on the ground anc iss the sod that covers her. crying Mother! mother!" Ah! she was the queei -she was the queen. Now, can yo' >11 me how many thousand miles i oman like that would have ti avel down before she got to th allot box? Compared with thi 'ork of training kings and queens for Got nd eternity, how insignificant seems al lis work of voting for aldermen and com ion councilmen and sheriffs and constable ad mayors and presidents! To make om ach grand woman as I have described hov lanv thousands would you want of thosi pople who go in the round of fashion anc issipation, going as far toward disgracefu pparel as they dare go, so as not to b< rrested by the police?their behavior a sor nv to the good and a caricature of th< icious and an insult to that God who mad< lem women and not gorsrons. and trampint 3. down through a frivolous and dissipated fe. to temporal and eternal damnation. 0 woman, with the lightning of your soul rike dead at your feet all these allurement! dissipation and to fashion! Your immor il soul cannot be fed upon sucb. garbage, od calls you up to empire and dominion, 'ill you have it? Oh, give to God youi iart: give to God all your best energies !ve to God all your culture; give to God all mr refinement"; give yourself to Him, foi lis world and the next. Soon all these icrht eyes will be quenched and these voices ill be hushed. For the last time you will ok upon this fair earth. Father's hafld, other's hand, sister's hand, child's hand ill no more be in yours. It will be night, id there will come up a cold wind from the >rdan and you must start. Will it be a lone oman on a trackless moor? Ah, no! Jesm ill come up in that hour and offer His ind. and He will say, ''You stood by Me hen you were well; "now I will not aesert >u when you are sick." One wave of His ind and the storm will drpp, and another ave of His hand and midnight shall break to midnoon, and another wave of His hand id the chamberlains of God will come down om the treasure houses of heaven with bes lustrous, blood washed and heaven inted. in which you will array yourself for e marriage supper of the Lamb. And then ith Miriam, who struck the timbel of the sd Sea, and with Deborah, who led the jrd's host into the fight, and with Hannah, bo gave her Samuel to the Lord, and with ary, who rocked Jesus to sleep while there sre angels singing in the air, and with iters of charity, who bound up the battle juuds of tho Crimea, you will, from the alice of God, drink to the soul's eternal seue. Your dominion is home, 0 woman! What brave fight for home the women of Ohio ade some ten or fifteen years ago, when ey banded together and "in many of the wns and cities of that State, marched in oeession, and by prayer and Christian ngsshut up more places of dissipation than ?re ever counted! Were they opened ain? Oh. yes. But is it not a good thing shut up the gates of hell for two orthree jnths? It seemed that men engaged in the siness of destroying others did not know w to cope with this kind of warfare. They iew how to fight the Maine liquor law, and ey knew how to tight the National Temperce Society, and they knew how to fight the us oi xeniDerance ana uooa oamarlus, but when Deborah appeared upon e> scene Sisera took to bis feet and t to the mountains. It seems that sy did not know how to contend against Coronation" and "Old Hundred" and Jrattle Street" and ' Bethany," they were very intangible. These men found fhat ey could not accomplish much against at kind of warfare, and in one of the oities regiment was brought out all armed to sperse the women. They came down in ttle array, but, oh, what poor success! for at regiment was made up of gentlemen, d gentlemen do not like to shoot women th hymnhooks in their hands. Oh, they und that gunning for female prayer meetg was a very poor business. No real ,mage was done, although there was threat violence after threat of violence all over e land. I really think if the women the East had as much faith in God as their iters of the West had and the same reckssness of human criticism, I really believe at iu one month three-fourths of the ogshops of our cities would be closed, and ere would be running through the gutters the streets Burgundy and cognac, and ;idsick and old port and Schiedam tinapps and lager beer, and you would ve vour fathers and your husbands and ur sons first from a drunkard's grave and from n HninL-nrH'? hftll. To this itle for home let all women rouse themIves. Thank God for our early home, tank God for our present home. Thank >d for the coming home in heaven. One twilight, after I had been playing with e children for some time, I lay down on e lounge to rest. The children said play jre. Children always want to play more, id, half asleep and half awake, I seemed to earn this dream: It seemed to me that I is in a far distant land?not Persia, alough more than Oriental luxuriance :>wne.l the cities; nor the tropics, although >re than tropical fruitfulness filled the rdens; nor Italy, although more than ilian softness filled the air. And I wanred around looking for thorns and nettles, 11 found none of them grew there. And valked forth, and I saw the sun rise, and said, "When will it set again?" and the u sank not. And I saw all the people in liilay apparel, and I said, "When do ev put on workingman's garb again d* delve in the mine and swelter at the rge?" But neither the garments nor the bes did they put off. And I wandered in u suburbs, and I said, "Where do they ;rv the dead of this krreat city?" And I aked along by the hills where it would bo Dst beautiful for the dead to sleep, ana I w castles and towns and battlements, but it a mausoleum nor monument nor white ib could I see. And I went into the great apel of the town, and I said: "Where do e poor worship? Where are the benches i which they sit?" And a voice answered, Ye have uo poor in this great city." And I wandered out. seeking to find the ace where were the hovels of the destitute, id I fouud mansions of amber and ivory id sold, but no tear did I see or sigh hear, vas bewildered, and I sat under the shadow a great tree and I .said. "'What am I and hence comes all this?" And at that moment ere came from among the leaves, skipping > the Howery paths and across the sparklg waters, a very bright and sparkling on p. and when I saw their step I lew it, and when I heard their voices I ousht I knew them, but their apparel was different from anything I had overseen ? wed a stranger to strangers. But after rhil<\ when they clapped their hands and outed, "Welcome! welcome!" the mystery ;is solved, and I saw that time had passed id that eternity had come, and that God had ithered us up into a higher home, and I id. "Are we are here?" an 1 the voices of numerable generations answered, "All :r<\" and while tears of gladness were rainx down our cheeks, and the branches of ,'bauou cedars were clapping their hands, id tin* towers of the great city were c.himg their welc.cne, we began to laugh and ug and leap and shout, ''Home! home! jine!" Then I felt a child's hand on my face, and woke me. The children wanted to plaj .ore. Children always want to play more. 100,OOO Sermons of a Kind. The officers of the National Christian Citimship League recently sent out circular! guesting preachers throughout the countrj ? devote June 30, the Sunday Immediate!} receding the Fourth of July, to sermons or Christian Citizenship." From the responses sceived it was believed that the requesi ould be generally compiled with, and thai X),000 sermons on the subject would be do voi-aH on that >! THE NEWS EPITOMIZED [9 A 0 "" Washington Items. President Cleveland sent to Spain a d< mand for the immediate payment of Ih Mora claim of $1,5G0,00J duo an America C citizen. >r Secretary Morton issued new meat inspec g tion regulations which provide for th n branding of all condemned carcasses, th i- keeping of a record sivin? in detal the dif ,r position of them, notific ation to transporta :g tion companies, etc., so as to effectually, i n is believed, preclude the use of condemnei k meat for food purposes. n The President, through Secretary Hor 0 bert, _ appointed Commodore F. M. Bunc K Commander of the North Atlantic Nava 1 Squadron to succeed Admiral Meade. The United States Treasury gold resem ? reached within $300,000 of the 6100,000,001 11 mark. This is a result of tho agreement witl r the Morgan-Belmont syndicate, by which th< 9 Treasury has already received $58,000,000 ii ^ gold, leaving $7,000,000 still due from th ? syndicate. a Commander Ide, United States Navy, wa 0 relieved from active duty for disrespect t< j Admiral Meade. , The President appointed George B. Coml; a and William Tidball, sons of army officers 1 to be cauets-nt-large to the United State a Military Academy. 3 The President has made tho following ap 0 pointments: Allen Thomas, Consul at Lr j Guayra, to be United States Minister tc j Venezuela; Emory F. Best, of the District o * Columbia, to be Assistant Commissioner o the General Land Office. g , The President made the following appoint 3 T~ T? n.ro_ _ r nr r . . .. - incuts; jumes n. KsOinn. 01 Massacuuseus , Consul at St. Helena; Horatio R. Bigeiow. o i Pennsylvania, Consul at Rouen, France i Wiiliam'E. Mantius, of New York, Consul ai j Turin, Italy. The Government Printing Office Civil Ser 3 vice rules, as signed by the President, pro j vido for the grouping of the force int< f classes, on a basis of compensation, i Secretary Lamont detailed Lieutenant Colonel Guy G. Henry of the Fifth Cavalrj i to attend the encampment of the New Yori ' National Guard at PeekskilL. Domestic. BECOBD OP TIIK LEAGUE OLUB3. Per Pn Clnb*. Won. rt. Clnb?. Woi. ?*f. . Boston 28 15 .051 Sew York. 24 22 .52! [ Pittsburg..29 19 .604 Brooklvn.,23 22 .511 Baltimore .2417 .535 Clncinnati.23 22 .511 Cleveland.27 20 .574 Wash'ne'n.20 24 .45J 1 Chicago.. .28 21 .571 St. Louis. .16 32 .S3.' j Philadel...24 21 .533Louisville. 7 38 .15( , Police Inspector William W. McLaughlin i of New Jork City, was sentenced to State Prison for two vears and six months b} I Judge Barrett. Judge William J. Gaynor i in Newburg, N. Y.. ordered tho Districl i Attorney to show cause why a certificate ol : reasonable doubt should not be granted, i William Henry, the accused son of the murdered miser, was acquitted by the Coroner's jury in Brooklyn. At Colorado Springs, Col., four men triec i to loot the Exchange National Bank. The i Sheriff got information of the affair through tne conrcssion or a member of the band and arrested the dssperadoes at the muzzle of hi* gun. The Park Commissioners havo decided tr make a palm garden in Central Tark, New York City, after the model of thosn existing in Europe. Several wealthy New Yorker* subscribed the necessary $256,000 for the establishment of a botanical garden in Bronx Park, modelled after the gardens in Kew, England. The convention of the Republican National League met in Cleveland, Ohio. A flght over the silver issue Was sprung at once. "Will" Chandler, a colored man, of Alabama, met Miss Hohns, a young white girl on the railroad near Abbeville, Miss., knocked her down and assaulted her. He fled, but was captured aud acknowledged his guilt. He was taken to a telegraph pole and shot to death. Frank Peterson and William Smith were killed and four persons badly injured by a bbiler explosion at the home of Charles Peterson, Attica, Ind. W. W. Taylor, the defaulting ex-Treasurer of South Dakota, reached Pierre. Ho arranged to turn over his property to the State, and to be sentenced to as short a term of imprisonment as the law would permit. The famous case of William R. Laidlaw to osn nnn *- o-? '? ?1? ' iOWWItl UU.VUU AiV/lli Oit^C 1UI lujuncdiu lun Norcros9 dynamite bomb explosion ended before Justice Ingraham, of the Supreme Court, New York City, in u verdict of $40,000 for Laidlaw. Governor Altgeld issued a call for an extra session of the Illinois Legislature. On the streets of Trenton, N. J., Miss Hattie Cooms. the pretty eighteen-year-old daughter of a contractor, was murdered by Frederick C. Floyd, a farmhand, aged thirtyfive years. Floyd placed the revolver within a few inches of her face and fired two shots in rapid succession. He then turned the revolver to his own head and blew out his brains. Three men are under arrest in Greenville, Ohio, charged with etarting a fire that resulted in $250,000 damage to the town. There were threats of lynching. The challenges from Oxford and Cambridge to Yale and Harvard Athletic Clubs were made public. A cyclone struck Hartford, Kan., and swept everything from it path, which was clean-cut and about 100 feet in width. No one was killed outright. It did great damage at Cr?3ton, Iowa; Hampton, Neb., and Wallace, Neb. Two boat loads of armed men attacked the Shufeldt distillery, Chicago, III., which was guarded by Deputy United States Marshals, acting under orders of Receiver McNulta, of the YVhisky Trust. Many shots were exchanged. Arthur Gaulin killed his wife at Rollington, Ky., and mortally wounded her college boy lover, "Tom" Murphy. Patrick Spain, who was an inmate of the Utlca Asylum, shot his sou William three times at Albany, N. Y., killiag him instantly. Grasshoppers are sweeping over Oldahoma Territory In such numbers that they are destroying the corn crop. The farmers are unable to cope with them. Jacob's Thir J Avenue Theatre, New York City, was gutted by a tire. Loss, $300,000. Grasshoppers appeared in clouds at Eckhart, Ind., and came down upon fields of grain, corn, and grass in such numbers that everything seemed to be alive with them. They ate everything prreen and left the fields bare and crops ruined. The Silver Convention at Memphis, Tenn.. passed resolutions advocating the free and unlimited coinage of both silver and gold and then adjourned. The Now Jersey Legislature adjourned sine die after passing several bills over the Governor's veto. The Supreme Court of Illinois handed down its decision declaring the Whisky Trust an illegal corporation. George Andrews, the colored wife murderer, was hanged in the Warren County Jail in Belvidere, N. J. Mrs. Harriet Beechcr Stowe celebrated her eighty-fourth birthday at her home in Hartford, Conn. She is in excellent physical health. Eight prisoners, including ono charged with murder, escaped through the roof of the New Brunswick (N. J.) County Jail. Foreicn Noted. Intense feeling exists in England on account of the boom the St. Louis's flrst trip gave Southampton. The African explorer, E. J. Glave, died at Matadi. ninety miles from the mouth of the Conito. Mr. G'ave w;is sent to Africa two years ago by the Century Magazine. Italy's Chamber of Deputies adjourned at Home in a riot. J A snow storm prevailed Juno 19 on Den , Nevis, the loftiest mountain in Greut Britain. Tin) storm was accompanied by lightning, and a bolt struck the telegraph observatory. ^ disabling the instruments. Lmperor William, of Germany, speaking at the first of the Baltic caual fetes, pledged himself to a policy of peace. The Manitoba Legislature refused to obey 5 Lord Aberdeen's order re-establishing parof chlal schools. . i President Moraes. of Brazil, retired for"^ , month, because of the death of his son, who t was accidentally shot while hunting, t Sir Edward Gray warned Parliament not not provoke Russia on the Baring Sea dispute. . . . > SABBATH SCHOOL ** I.VTEIIXATIONAL LESSON FOR a JULY 7. Lesson Text: "The Ten Commande ments," Exodus xx., 1-17? >- GoJdcn Text: Lukex., U7 ?Commentary. d 1.2. While we now turn bank from the life an?l work of the Lord Jesus, as revfaled e to us in th? gospels, to tho story of tha .1 Lord's dealings with Israel on the w^y to the promised land, we are learning of the 9 same Lord whose goings forth have been 3 from of old. from tho days cf eternity (Mic. t v., 2. margin). It was not because oi any 3 worthiness in ihem. but onlv because of His ! own faithfulness and His promise to Abra0 ham that He brought them out of Egypt (Deut. vii., 7. 8; Gen. xv., 13, 14). It was now the third month since they had been re deemed from the bondage .of Eijypt* T"e>* had come to Mount Sinai, and the Lord had offered to make them a peculiar treasure 7 unto Himself above all people, a kingdom of priests, a holy Nation, if only they would s obey His voice. This they readily promised to do, and now we see them gathered about Mount Sinai, the mountain quaking greatly t and covered with fire and smoke, out of the j midst of which God speaks the words of our ( lesson to the people. See chapter xix. and f Deut. v., 4, 22, 24, 26. It was a day, in this rcspect. unlike any before or since in the history of this world. He first reminds them that their redemption from Egypt was : wholly His doing without any help of theirs, | for "solvation is of the Lord" (Jonah ii., !)), and He never asks an unredeemed soul to keep His commandments. The only command to the un?aved is to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ (I John iii., 23; Actsxvi., 31), then when Christ has become to them > the end of the law for righteousness He will fulfill in them the righteousness of the law, enabling them to walk not after the flesh, r but after the spirit (Rom. x., 4; viii., 4). c 3. Since they were redeemed by the only living and true God, to make Him a name on the earth in the sifjht of all Nations (II Sam. vii., 23; Isa. Ixiii, 12, 14), then fore, they were forbidden to have aught to do in any way with the gods of the Nations, idols of wood and stone, the work of men's hands . (II Kings xvii., 36.37: Jer. x.. 10.11). We i who have been redeemed from the curse of tne law oy tne work 01 our substitute (uai. . iii.. 13), are to have no idols between our ? soul and God. but make it manifest that we ; worship only Him. ' 4-6. Because they saw no similitude oil the day that God spoke to them out of the midst * of the Are, therefore they were to use no im' ages nor likeness of anything in their wor. ship of God. God is seven times called a t jealous God. The other six places are Ex. E xxxiv.. 14; Deut. iv., 24; v., 9; vi., 15; Joshua xxiv., 19; Nah. i., 2. The word translated > jealous also means to buy, purchase or rej deem. We are redeemed to be a people for His own possession (Titus ii., 14, R. V.) and I He wants us all for Himself. j 7. The name above evory name must be t ever hallowed as Jesus taught us to pray I (Math. vi.. !t). Not only is all kind of soi called profanity forbidden, but as the name stands for the character (Ex. xxxiv.. 5-7) all , that would in any way belittle the character of God must be carefully avoided. We are here to. honor Him in every way and mag, nify His name. 7-11. The Sabbath was made for man, and the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath (Mark ii.. 27. 28). If, then, He is ciy Lord,the Sabbath is specially mine that on it I may have special communion with Him. In Isa. lviii., 13.14, we are taught that we are to honor Him. not doing our own ways, nor finding our own pleasure, nor speaking our own words, and that thus we shall delight ourselves in the Lord. In Col. ii., 16, 17. we read that even the Sabbath is a shadow of things to come, perhaps referring to the keeping of a Sabb:?th that remains for the [>eople of God (Heb. iv., 9) but which wo can oretaste even here (Heb. iv., 10). 12. The first four commandments, ordinarily known as the first table of the law. are summed up by our Lord Jesus in Mark xii., 30, 31 (quoting from Deut. vi., 5 and Jer. xix., 18) as loving God with all the heart, and the last six as loving our neighbor as ourselves. Or as it is in Rom. xiii., 10. "Love is the fulfilling of the law." This fifth command is spoken of in Eph. vi., 2, as "The first commandment with promise." Next to God we are to honor our parents, and a curse Is pronounced upon such as do otherwise (Deut. xxvii., 16; Prov. 30, 17). 13. "Thou shalt not kill." In our Lord's commentary on this in Math, v., 21, 22, He teaches that auger lies at the root of murder, uufi ill ?J unu 111io, 11 is wnuiou iuai uo that hateth his brother is a murderer." referring back to the story of Cain and Abel. Not only are we forbidden to hate any one. but we are forbidden to speak evil or even imagine evil atjainst another (James iv., 11; Zseh. vii., 10; v 1 ., 17). 14. '"Thou shalt not commit adultery." That this command reaches not only to tho sinful act, hut is broken by even a sinful thought, is clear from our Lord's comment upon it in Math, v., 27, 23. Another aspect of It is found in Jaa. iv., 4, where we are told that to love or be a friend of the world that hates God is in His sight a form of adultery. Let us pray: Wash, Lord, and purify my heart, And make it clean In every part, And when 'tis clean, Lord keep It, too, For that is more than I can do. 12. "Thou shalt not steal." Many would scorn to take what do^s not belong to them, as between man and man, who possibly might have to plead guilty when searched I by the question, "Will a man rob God?" In- < asmuch as our relation to God is the first i qujstion, let the believer ask himself, Am I I robbing God of nay portion of my being or my time or my money? He claims our body as His property (Bom xii., 1, 2; I Cor. vi., 19,20), and at least a seventh of our time and a tenth of our income. 16. ''Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor." Some love lying rather than righteousness (Ps. iii., 3), but such are Anally found without the city (Rev. xxii., 15). "He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within My house; he that telleth lies shall not tarry in My sight (Ps. ci.. 7). God is a God of Truth?"the Spirit is a Spirit of Truth, and Jesus is the Truth flsa. lxv., 16; John xvi.. 13; xiv., 6). When tney have full control of us, we will bear no false witness. 17. "Thou shalt not covet." We might infer from Rom. vii., 7. in connection with Phil, iii., 6, that Paul fancied that lie had kept the law pretty thoroughly except on this one point, but he learned, as James also did, that to keep the whole law and offend only on one point makes one guilty of all (Jas. ii., 10; Rom. vii., 18). ''Guilty" is the f word for every one (Rom. iii., 19, 20). Some , one has well said, ''To do what the law re- t quires I must have life, and to be what the | law requires I must have righteousness, but by nature I have neither and am therefore cursed." When I receive Christ, He becomes my life and righteousness and will fulfil the law in me."?Le??on Helper. I ? i For Families of Their Comrades. t The sailors of the Spanish fleet have [ agreed to contribute a day's pay to the | relief of the families of the men lost i I on the cruiser Reina Regente. | * t An Old Conundrum. i IjplPBIjgJ Why Is a pig In a parlor like a house on Are? Ans. The sooner it is put cut the better. How does an advertisement In a newspaper differ from either? Ans. The sooaer It Is out in the better. Prosperous Fishermen. They say that the sturgeon fishermen, in the Delaware River are making as much as i $69 a day api??e- I RELIGIOUS EEADI CHARACTER BUILDISO. The gospel of Christ seta out from th set at the task which is at onco the sii and tho most difficult. " My lord,' a working man one day to an E bishop, " can you tell a plain man lil in a single sentence how to got to liea "Certainly," replied the bishop, " ti the right and go straight ahead." reply was as full of spiritual philosoj of wit. So simple is the work whi have to do, yet neither the turning right nor tho holding an unswerving < is easy. The struggles in which spirit telligence, resource, fortitude, heroisn or may be devoloped come almost daib be a Christian brings present happini you do not stop to think much about happy. It you ao you someuow iau saves not only from the future penalty repented sin but from many a sin its Uiis present time. But if you are a Cb only to escape punishment, probably consecration is not well founded or worthy. Escape from penalty is a quence but not the object of si Christ. Only they understand wbai religion is in God's ostimate wb lieve it to be the effort to be like Chri become in thought, in sentiment, in in sympathy, in endeavor, and in con and unconscious influence as nearly as be identical with him ; to have such a acter as his. Having this all else fo This therefore is the supreme thing, gospel does not favor or allow the w time on anything less than the noblest Christ is the purest, holiest being whc has lived. His character is the coe standard. Therefore his religion mus does put character building first and most CONSOLATION OF THE BIBLE. When we view the Bible in relation grief* and adversities of the human lot, a flowing river of consolation it has be* all the centuries past, sorrowing me: women have looked into this Word and how to smile through their tears. J soothed more heartache, ten thousand than all other influences put together. ( blessed charm of it! What is like it? histories of hearts uplifted from the du: hope belong to some passages?yes, tc sentences?of it! What scenes passing scription illustrate its holy power! He 1 ? TlanH, la fha vuxionau uuuoc? i^vnwu n<^u<u and anguish unspeakable. They look another and are dumb. They have no for themselves; no man has words for But, as is their wont, they gather in s at the family altar, and then the father the words that ure not man's?It rr these: "Lord, thou hast been our d^ place in all generationsor these: as a father pitieth them that fear him, knoweth our frame; he remembereth tt are dust or these: "I would not ha\ to be ignorant, brethen, concerning that are asleep, that ye sorrow not e^ the rest which have no hopeor othe: breathing forth the pity of the Lord, or ing glimpses of the world where all tei wiped away; and, lo! as he reads, pea scendsupon their troubled spirits, anc rise up strengthened; for they have he voice divine, paternal, speaking to the of eternity; they have heard the ran immortality.?Eev. Joseph H. Twitchel "give," "give," "give." Did you say it is "give," "give" "f Why, I say we have been receiving, i ing, receiving. It has been one co series of receiving. Haven't we gi Aren't we worth more than we were : years ngo, ten years ago, five years ai a good deal? Haven't we grown, pers< many of us, in ten. in twenty, years ? say, "When my ship comes in." hasn't your ship been in for years am to the dock so firmly that the winds versity ?ing helplessly through the co: and the billows of adversity have not able to swamp it? You have long be the bnug harbor of plenty and pros] 0 man! 0 woman! Child of your Hea Father! You have stood, you do stand and more at the center of power in ( and receiving. Life has widened in its until now you nre beginning to see that circles take hold of eternity and that ( buildinsr on eternal principles. You to see that you will soon enter into the years. Much has been given to you; i of it property; friends are a large part; acter a large part; and all these have giveu unto you when you have given a you haveglven.?Michael Burnham, D. daniels ob joxahs. No one can choose his duties. He mt cept or reject those which Providence pre TiUrv.A .1 ^ fA />r\nraa Ua mnv sht eyes to the light, and try to persuade self that some things more pleasant ar ihese painful, difficult things, are wl required of him. But it will be of nc They will remain duties just the sam< they come to him in the order of Gcd's his "only hope of true peace and prosi lies in manlully performing tbem. H< not, by endeavoring to flee, cape the pain or the trouble which he shrinks. Pain and ti are inevitable to every one who lives, one may very easilv lose the consolatio high support, the glorious thrill of jo developed character, the ennoblei mai or womanhood, which come only to hi her who stands firmly in the place al and holds bravely till death the postassi Genuine heroism may be shown in hi homes. Daniels and Jonahs?alas! more of the latter than the former are on every side. To trust in God and d< right remains, amid all changing fas! the one path to lasting renown. CONFIDENCE IS THE LOBD. Would you see the transcendence of Go back to the babe of whom I spoke sixty years the lattice is drawn, the cr sn the door. You say, ' He is gone." where? Out into the cold, into the blacl iir. into no man knows where, into nc sr despair? Nothing or despair! This language of the agnostic, "but unkno\ he gospel of our Christianity, know," says Paul, "that if our < iy house of this tabernacle be diss< ive have a building of God, an not made with bands, eternal in the ins." Some years ago I stood by the < >f a dyins: friend. As he was approa lis end he turned and asked. "Oh! car ell me where am I going, where, wh< [ replied, ''One thing I know, you are i ;o be with Christ, for He hath said, 'V [ am, there also shall My servant be.' " inswered, ''That is enough, enough for ind with a sublime confidence went I josom of his Lord.?George Douglass, ] LL. D. change the okdeb of the daX. Change is the order of the dHy. Ever] nvention that comes out opens up a d !nt way of doing things. So in our me >f communication, of doing business, ai nanufaeturing articles; all is so diff rom whr? it was twenty yearn ago. narch ol .approvement is constant and i ess. But few seem to hear the messag t voices to a judgment-bound world, ess ic secular matters to the many n idvancement in religious affairs. Sue! lever been the case in the past, and it lot be. The trend of events is toward lay of change which will bring a certaii ect state, one that will need no imp nent, but where all things will be inimu ind imperishable. The attempt to serve God without lo iko rowing a.Mtiu*l the tide. Love n luty sweet. The angels are swift-winp ><id's service because they love Him. ? lioupht sev? n years but little for the lo lad for llachel. Love is never weary.? on. A Singular <"<?!. On thfl 'lav :ift"r lii <"d Yurk City published tin* ?rt "f a hH in which Dr Alphous'; M. Wa !,i vs tethat pneumonia \va> in>t a disease. l?ot Wallace and his father. In-. William B. lace, the eminent Irir.li naturalist, pneumonia carrying both ?IT". Sold II<?r? fjr BeeT. A sensation has beaa caused at T.ic Wash., by astatom"nt of Audrew II. 8 that a leading meat market recently jol< a roast ol horae flesh for roast beef. A "Looking Backward" Colony Fal The Australian colony founded en tlu lamy principle has turned out a failure. STG. 1 TEMPERANCE. SELLING LIQUOIt TO CHILDBED. is out- flavor Pcihier.of Woonsoeket, R. I., said mplest 'n 'lis 'lt3* inaugural address, "The sale of ' said liquor? to children who are sent to the ngiisb s'ii?ons by heart lets or unnatural parents is ko me oue "ie most oryin? evils?revolting to ,.pn > ? the liner sensibilities?and should bestamped irn to out."?W. C. T. U. Bulletin. The ?;? ^Ijy as PHYSICIANS OPINIONS. ch we ITere are the opinions expressed with reto the gard to alcohol, which forms the basis of all col- e intoxicating? liquors, by som<' of the most ual in- eminent phvsicians of their day: a are, Doctor Wtllard Parker says: "What is f. To alcohol? The answer is, poisou. It is so re;ss?if garded by the best writers and teachers on being toxicology. I refer to Orflla, Christison and I. It the like, who class it with arsenic, corrosive of un- sublimate and prussic acid. Liko those poiself in on?, when introduced into the system, it is ristian capable of destroying life without acting meyour chanically. it has been established that, like - Anl.irn ovoonln nencflin _ ill Small nuai- -"t""'". conse- (loses it acts as a mild stimulant and tonic, irving Iu larger doses it becomes a powerful irrit true taut, producing madness, or a narcotic proto be? ducing coma and death. Alcohol is the one at: to evil genius, whether in wine or ale or hope, whisky, and is killing the race of men. scious Stay the ravages of this one poison, alcohol, I may the king of poisons, the mightiest weapon of char- the devil, and the millenium will soon illows' dawn." The N. S. Davis, SI. D.: "Alcoholic drinks are asting poisonous in the same sense as are opium, ends, arsenic, chloroform, etc.. and should be sold i ever only under the same laws as these poisons." iceded B. W. Richardson. M. D.: "No other t and poison kills as quickly If enough be taken at fore- once." Professor Youmans: "Alcohol is universally ranked among poisons by physiologists and all who have experimented, studied and to the written upon the subject." wbat Erasmus Darwin, SI. D.: "The makers of en! In strong drink take the people's food to cona and vert 1' 'nt0 poison." found Kir William Gull. M. D. "Avery large t has number of people in society are dyingday'by times **ay. poisoned by alcohol drinks without Oh the knowing it, without being supposed to bo What p?isoned by them. I hardly know any more st into powerful source of disease than alcohol ) some drinks. I do not think it is known, but I all de- know alcohol to be a mo3t destructive poisre is a on- * say frnm my experience that it is the doors m09t destructive agent that we aro aware of at one in this country." words Carpenter, SI. D.: "Any one who is them familiar with the action of poison upon the iilence living animal body, and has made that a subreads |ect ?f special study, has not the smallest my be hesitation in saying that alcohol is poison." relling Professor Jamos Sillier. SI. D.- "Alcohol "Like i3 a poison. It kills iu largo doses and half for he kills in smaller ones. It produces -insanity, lat we delirium, fits. It poisons tho blood aud re you wastes the man." them 'en as children oy inebriates. r such ^ distinguished English specialist iu chilopen dren's diseases has carefully noted the diftrs are ference between twelve families of drinkers icede- an(j twelve temperate families daring a 1 they period of twelve years, with the result that iard a ho found that the twelve drinking families im out produced in those years Ufty-acven children, sic of while the temperates were accountable for 1,D.D. sixty-one. Of the drinkers' children, twenty J ? i:<. five died in tne nrsi Wl'BK Wl Ulc ivi n^uiuov . 3ix on the other side, the latter deaths being from sickness, while the former wore attrifive ?" butable to weakness, convulsive attacks or to receiv- uedema of the brain and membranes, to this nstant r?cord being also added five who wen- idiots, rown? ^ve ao stunted in growth as to be really fifteen dwarfs; five when older became epileptics; go, by one< a boy. bRfl goive chorea, ending in )nally icliocy; five more were diseased ami dei you formed, and two of the epileptics became by Why, inheritance drinkers. Teu, therefore, of this i tied fifty-seven only showed during life normal of ad- disposition and development of body and rdage mind. Of the temperates, as already stated, been died 'n A * week of weakness, while :en in ^our *n tlie lator y^ars of childhood had lierity. curable diseases, and two only showed inivenlv heritod defects of a nervous character. Thus .more tho ,aroe proportion of llfty wore normal in jiving every way, sound in body and mind.?New circle ^ork Tribune. these }0d is a renNicious ruAcrrcE. begin The baneful effects of intemperance, which silent to-day are rife all through the land, steal lot all upon its victims more insidiously, perhaps, char- through the prevalent practice of treating been than through any other channel. To invito .nd as a man to take a drink at one's expense is the D. order of the day; to put him thereby under the Implicit obligation of returning the same, orof making him feel uncomfortable until he has balanced in some way the kindness which ist ac- he thinks he has received, is an essential isents. consequence which to him is very dishonorit his ft,)le neglect or shirk. This custom and him- it* consequences wrap society in a cloud, id not i' men move, and through it the chief lat is work of harm and of the disintegration of ) use. character is accomplished. In tho lower t? state of society it saturates the very language - XI will, that is spoken; it pervades tlie very air mat perity ^ breathed; it shapes the sentiment most 5 Wiil frequently formed at homu and abroad. Mules titudes of chiidron daily grow accustomod to from It. ;l?d youth aro fast falling victims to its rouble 9nares. But n, the ANOTHER jodoe'rt testimony. y. the in a recent article Judge Daniel Aguew, nhood of Beaver, Penn., gives this testimony "'If u m or Ufa of eighty-six years cau confer experlloted iouce, and give some knowledgo, perhaps igned. mine in and out of courts of justlco and pubimble lie affairs may entitle me to a small share, many Mine Is not the gush of sentiment or erratic seen effusion. The first homicide case tried bo> the fore me was that of a brother who killed a liions, brother In a drunken quarrel while driviug cattle. Tbesocond, a college student, fresh from a whisky chicken roast, killing a poor young man. The third, that of au Englishman stabbed in a drunken broil in the street man? of a village, and the heart of the victim projQ duced in court to show the cut the knife had ape is made. So the calendar of crime in the daily Gone press will show a homicide from drunkeui blue n0ss 'or every day iu tlie year- All judges >thing testify thnt nine-tenths of the crimes of viols the leuce and bloodshed have their origin iu rn In drunkenness." ' We sarth- govebnou ncuxETT never dbane. Jived, When Peter Burnett was Governor of Cullhouse fornia. the flrat the State ever had, "the hem'. Loirislature of a thousand drinks" held forth ;ouch In the Capitol fit San Jose. jiio nwmimn< >u ching that very thirsty body moistened llio lugisi you latorial whistle with many and oft-repoated 3re ?*' iloses of forty rod," but tho 11 i-st duly elected Wing Governor of the State was not with them. I'here He was a total abstainer in an atmosphere He of conviviality. And yet he was one of tho me," most popular men of the time. The Goverto the nor was a quiet, modest, retiring sort of y. D., a man, conspicuous almost an much for this as for his teetotalism, which war* regarded at the timo, so the old-timers say. ;is almost marvelous."? Sail Francisco (Jail. flffer^ N"r K!t,:o0KA,l,Nnthods For 1110 y?af ttie ()?nnaii Empire id of produced 1443 million gallons of Iwer in it* erent " ,653 breweries; Great Britain and Ireland I jjjg produced 1386 million gallons in their 10.esist breweries, while the 266S breweries of etbat North and South America turned out 1302 pr0J?. million gallons. The per capita production aeans wa3 ,or Germany, forty gallons, for Great l has Britain and Ireland, thirty-six, and for North wjjj aud South America, nineteen gallons. The that little country of Belgium reported a per j p,,r. capita production of thirty-eight gallons, rove- Austria-Hungary reported ilfteeu gallons, itable Beamark, twenty-four gallons; Switzerland eleven. France, live. The returns arc not encouraging to those who sigh for a sober world aud wish that Bacchus wen* dethroned ve is and decapitated. - Independent. f(1 iu TEMl'EIUNI E NEWS ASP JiJiLs. Tuooh Times have uevor been i' i' in IkmI Sinew v? he ntm was invented. Wat- The moiiey made <>u whi.?ky and vice i.? the devil's working capital. The fact that there are drunkard:* is proof that moderate drinking is net safe. Dr. Bock, <>f J.eipsic, says "Boer i> bruv ''as" taliziug. wio??impassious: whisky infuriates." iti.Meil New York's amended temperance educa!i Dr. tiou hill has been signed by fiovornor -Mor, Wal- ton. died, Forty-four countries of the world now have branches of the Woman's Christian Temperance Uniou. A great temperance rally was recently held !oma. at Elyria. Ohio. The gathering was uonmith, sectarian iu character, and was attended by 1 !iim thousands. The Murphy temperaucn crusade iu Vpsilantl, Mich, resultod in 150i) ftorsons signing lla. the pledge. Among this number are several j Bol- who have been hard drtukore. ' . . .? F..i = An Odd Foster Father. ,fBob" lives in a very comfortable . way out on Warwick boulevard, in Kansas City. He is a water spaniel and one of the fattest dogs in town? and he is not such a heavy eater, ue is simply so good natured that he get? fat on nothing but a good conscience" and an even temper, says the Star. ; At "Bob's" home are many chick-;* ens, and they all look up to "Bob" a? their foster father. A queer friend! for a chicken is a big, fat wpter spaniel, but the chickens don't care whafc or who he is, he is just "Bob" to them., There is a brood of motherless chicks who are seldom away from him if they; can help it. When he lies down theyi climb upon his back, which is sot broad as to resomble the big, flat padf on the back of a circus horse. They crawl upon his head and peck at hiai ears. He does not shake them off, and! v,hey hang on tight when he walk? ilowly around the yard in his las^ yay. When he lies down they nestle in near his paws, and he will remain notionless there for a half hour at ? time. . . M The motherless brood are getting to oe big fellows now, but they have nofc| jl H I f? L1 k :8?$. I ' J OLD "BOB" AND HIS FBEENDS. doserted him, although a brood of younger chiokens have come up to climb his back and peck at his tongue and the end of his nose. It is astonishing to see the care and gentleness of the old fellow when the ohiokens' are near him. Driving Nails by Machinery, , An automatic nail-driver is a lata invention. It is arranged with slides and runways, into which the nails drop through fitted courses that necessitate their going in right-end first. As the nail, in proper position, slide down through one of these channels, a hammer automatically comes to the attack and drives the nail into plaoe. A tack-driving machine of the same sort is also made. In factories where large numbers of boxes are turned ^ out, these may have their uses, but for ordinary, everyday usefulness the old-fashioned, fiat-nosed hammer still holds its own, even at the risk ot an occasional battered thumb and fractured temper.?New York Ledger. Lazy ? Not a Bit. '.'Folks call me lazy," said Si Sherker, without going to the trouble to take his pipe oat of bis moath to sayit, "because I let the women folks split the wood; bat'tain't because I'm lazy. Not a bit on't. It's simply because I can't bear to waste my time and energy in the useless labor of lifting the ax over my head. 'Taint no use, you see; don't accomplish nothin'. It's only the down strokes that count. I wouldn't mind them ao if they could be put in without the up strokes. But the women folks, they don't mind loss o' time or waste o' effort. There ain't nothin practical about women."?Boston Transcript. Will "Sleep Out" No More. Last week a wandering Italian, who had been sentenced by some of our tender-hearted rural justices of the peace to a fortnight's imprisonment for the peculiar British crime of "sleeping out," came out of jail homeless and penniless, and, being unable to find shelter, deliberately stripped himself and lay down and froze to death.?London Truth. m Oldest Trees in Existence. The three yews at Fountains Abbey, England, are at least 1200 years old, and beneath them the founders of the abbey sat in 1132. There are no famous oaks that rival any yew in age.?Boston Traveller. in Amnsiu? Mistake. The King of "Wurtemburg recently bestowed a generous donation on the town of Gottingeu, where he studied as a young man, and this has recalled an amusing mistake which occurred when he went to piiy his first formal call on the head of the oollege. The professor was engrossed at the mo- ^ 1 EINrt or wrRTEMBfRO. nent ill the list of names of those poorer students?natives of Gottingen?who obtained free meals while attending the university, when* "Prince Wilhelm of Wurtemburg" tvas announced, and', being very deaf, only caught the last word, "Wurtemburg." He therefore merely glanced up an instant to eye the intruder with a frown, and then continued his occupation with the testy observation,: "Strangers are not entitied to freemeals 1"