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"THE" OLDEST HOI vlii zmm r feS ?There hare been controversies reg. te America, but it is now agreed, says nark la situated In St. Augustine. Fla.. the centre of the old citj. It was bcl 8t Francis. The whole of the solid s combination of sea shells and mortar "COO MONITOR." |>|U uctl? of a Famous Bcacea Bock ob tko MiMoari. ' A force of men cleaning tbe way for the roadbed of a railroad blasted away tbe otber day tbe most historic rock on tbe Missouri River. Tbe rock stood for centuries on a bluff just above tbe old town of Marion, Mo., where tbe new railroad crosses Moniteau Creek. It uras In tbe form of a pyramid, eighty feet high. One sjde resembled very much the bead of a lion while tbe otber jras a well-defined likeness of a man. i There is a tradition among tbe old people of the neighborhood that this rock was once worshiped by the Indiana who came each year to bold celebrations. Tbey called it "God Monitor." from which the creek and county bave acquired their names. For centuries tbe rock stood there a beacon and guide for all kinds of river Waft. How old It was no one can tell. It was observed by the first French explorers when tbey came up tbe river la 1708, and 100 years later Lewis and Clark saw and wrote descriptions of It 4 Tbe rock originally bore a queer painting, which probably was discernible as late as 100 years ago. The paintlag represented a frightful monster as IXDL4X BOOK. large aa a calf, which bad horna like a aeer, me race 01 a man. a oouy covered with scales and a tall like that of a flsh. The work was crudely executed In colon which hare long since been obliterated by the weather. * The earliest writer who la known to luure mentioned the blatoric rock was 'tie Anvllle, who described It In a Journal .written In 1752.?New York Sun. ' Four railway lines now connect Mexico with the United States. In 188U there was only one railway In Mexico, leading from the capital to Vera Crux. IcKinley Memorial Church ...-?^T McKINLKT ME Washington is to have a church < dent William McKinley. It will be mounted by small domes, with a larj The entrance will be tbrougn a cuiss that the platform, baptismal font an 2he building, and tbe galleries will t girders which run from tbe large clu tlon of tbe cross. The interior of tfc and from tbe windows on three sid< ftlgbty-elgbt feet wide and 120 feet 1< USE IN AMERICA." y | mm ardlng the location of the oldest house the New York Herald, that the landon a tiny, narrow thoroughfare near It in 1564 bj the menks of the Order of tracture is constructed of coqulna, a that is almost indestructible. A* Old C?roMtloB Hern. This queer little monument, write* a London correspondent of the Cincln j Ny gj natl Commercial Tribune, is really one of England's disused coronation thrones. It can be seen at Kingstonon-Thames, and Is a very modest seat compared with the gorgeous irory throne of the Mogul Emperors. Seven Kings of England were crowned on this stone. TIm ivMtMt of tlM IvMt. A curious check was presented to tht cashier of one of the Tonawanda bank* recently. This check, which was fot $10, was made payable to "the sweetest of the sweet." and was presented to the cashier in the ordinary way. The cashier, naturally startled by the unusual expression in the body of the check, asked in Innocence: "Who is the 'sweetest of -the sweet?'" "I am." replied the lady. "Kindly Indorse it in that way," said the cashier. She did. And. as her husband's account warranted it. for, like a prudent man. he had not overdrawn it. "the sweetest of the sweet" received her money.?New York Tribune. The Oath In Norway. Probably the most curious European oath is administered In Norway. Tbe witness raises bis thumb, bis fore* finger and his middle finger. These i signify the Trinity, while tbe larger of I tbe uplifted fingers is supposed to represent the soul of the witness and tbe smaller to Indicate his body. nl; Taking Hit Own. ' Probably the meanest man In tb# ' United 8tates lives in New Hampshire. I He blacked bis face and robbed his wife as she was goto? home with his pay envelope after he had dutifully given It to her.?Minneapolis Times. i A peppery temper is not a thing to b? , sneered at to Be Erected in Washington oT ' -r*f--<3Sr MORIAL CHURCH. erected at a memorial to the late Presl* cruciform, with four corner tower* surge central dome as the dominant feature, leal portico, the auditorium so arranged d choir will be visible from all parts of supported by cantilevers resting on ster of columns that form the Intersex le church will be lighted from the dome ^ of tho building. The structure is to be )0g and Its seating capacity win be 1500. KANYHCTIIS BFTORHADF Scores Dead and Hall ol Goliad, Texas, Blown Away, DESTRUCTION IN FOUR STATES Ballroada and Dwelling! SaflTerad In 31iaftourl, Vlicon?la aaJ Iowa and Crap* 8a?kli?d Great Damh|?- Building* Wrecked at Coralcaaa and Alva ? ClondbanU la Many Place*. Dallas. Texas.?Advices fron all available sources are tbat a disastrous cyclone has swept across Texas, causing a heavy loss of life and vast damage to property. The cyclone Is believed to have originated on the Gulf coast at a point almost directly south of Goliad, and to have traveled in a northeasterly direction as far as Kentucky. It left desolation behind in four States, bnt Texas seems to have suffered most. The town of Goliad was wrecked, and many persons were killed or wounded , there. The latest reports from Goliad state that uin<*ty-eight persous were ktlled 1 ?.><! I.. I 1 l.? ?l,? tAnmiln TtlQ ULMI 1W lUJUt'TIl U1 IIIT (VI UIMtU. AUV property loss in tUe city and surroundlog country will reach $200,000. The storm swept the city from end to end, ami demolished 150 stores and residences. many of which canuot be repaired. The Jtonn struck Goliad about 3.45 o'clock p. m.. lasting only about tire minutes, leaving denth and disaster everywhere in It wake. It came from the southeast without a warning and completely demolished a strip aboni two blocks wide through the whole western part of the town about a mile long. Among the bouses destroyed are the Baptist church and parsonage. Just built; the Methodist church pnd a colored church. About oue hundred hmikAa tvora <tomnlinhed. A relief train from Victoria. Texas, took doctors, nurses and medicines and friends and relatives of Goliad people and the O'Connor Guards to tbe town. A reporter who went with the party says tbe scene which met the eye iu the western part of the city was appalling. Between Church and Patrice streets, which run north and south for a distance of a mile, only one house was left standing. Little damage was done except within these boundaries over a width of 230 yards. The section which suffered was the residence portion. the lower part being the negro settlement, while the upper part contained many fine residence?. At Corsicana three or four houses were blown down and at Dublin two or three bridges were washed away. Tbe storm extended from the Red River to the lower Gulf coast, six bun. dred miles. Goliad is tbe chief town of Goliad County. Texas, and baa a population of about two thousand. It is on the north bank of the San Antonio Rivet, and twenty-nine miles northeast of Beevllle. There are seven churches, two public schools, two banks and a newspaper in Goliad. MAM KILLED IN WISCONSIN. Town of Praitoa and Vicinity Swept by % Waturapoat. Preston. Minn.?A waterspout struck a few miles from here, deluging the country for miles around. Four unknown persons were drowned and Alderman Conkey was killed by lightTKa iUtitaffa nvnnoi^p la rortr Mill*. uiiiuu^c ?v |M ?|'V. ? heavy. Near Forrestvllle, Michael tVllb?ight. a farmer, lost four children. hl8 house and barn. According to reports eight feet of water swept over Preston, moving several bouses fifteen to twenty feet from tbelr foundations. The railroad tracks were washed out for four miles, and the railroad station was turned around. On tbe level prairie in tbe township of York many farmers lost a great deal of stock. Near Granger about twenty buildings were demolished. WOMAN DWARF KILLS A MAN. CalU Him to Rli Door at Midnight and ShooU Him Dowa. South Framlngham. Mass.?Miss Nina Danforth, twenty-two years old. a drawf. living In West Newton, shot and killed Andrew J. Emery, thirty ? -14 ~ *1. 1.1. Uamia KAMA vt*ain uiu, a uiruiau, ui uia uuuir uric, i The woman waR arrested soon afterward. She admitted the killing. Shortly before midnight Miss Donforth rang the doorbell at Emery's house. It in a two-tenement building. Emery lived upstair*. He answered the call, and on opening the door was fired at by the woman, who stood on the step. She emptied three chambers into ber victim and then, it Is thought, tried to kill Mrs. Em??ry who bad followed ber husband downstairs. The murderer is supposed to be insane. j SEVZNTEEN.YEAR LOCUSTS ARRIVE. I The Vintoard of the Arm? Appear* in tti* Sintthftonlan Orm4a. Washington, D. C.?"Seventeen-year locusts" have appeared in the Smithsonian grounds, covering the lower hiaucbes of two large trees. Altoona, Pa., and Nashville. Tenn.. have reported to the Agricultural Department that they also have found locusts on park trees. Scientists of the Agricultural Depart lut'iu ?*'(} iiuii wiiiim a i'*w ivr cunts will appear In Pennsylvania, New Jersey. Delaware. Maryland. Virginia. West Virginia. North Carolina, South Carolina. Tennessee. Kentucky. Ohio. Indiana. Illinois. Michigan. Wisconsin. the District of Columbia, and possibly In other localities. Brltlth shipment* to Go Oa. President Roosevelt has determine^ to take no action against the shipment of horses and mules from this country to South Africa for use by the British army In the tield. He liases his decision in this respect principally on the report of Lieutenant-Colonel Crowds, of the Army Judge Advocate General's Department, who went to Port Chalmette. La., to investigate the charges made by General Pearson, formerly of the Boer Army, which wer? indorsed by Governor Heard, of Louisiana Girl Killed by Automobile. The first fatal automobile accident at Toledo. Ohio, occurred when James T. Bralley. a telephone financier, while speeding in his automobile ran into May Schooks. a thirteen-year-old girl, riding a wheel. The girl was almost instantly killed. uiraaor rrnivm ARS1BVI (iwini, Tbe Congress of Smvador has protested against the award of the Arbitration Commission requiring the Sal* radorlan Government to pay United States citizens $530,000 for cancelling a franchise. BEEF TRUST IS ENJOINED ' It Must Rot Regulate Prices Nor Supply of Meat Packer* Will Be la Contempt Cnlea* th* Present Calfonn Arrtnicmenli C?tM ?1 ha Evidence Presented. Chicago.?The temporary injunction asked for by the Government against the members of the so-called packers' ( combine Is now in force. It was issued b;r Judge Peter S. Grosscup after the close of arguments In the United States Circuit Court room. The order gives the relief prayed for In the bill filed by District Attorney Bethea on May 10. It is so wide in its scope that if the packers or their agents continue with their present alleged uniform arrangements they will be taken lute court on contempt proceedings and the burden of proof will be on them to show that they hare not violated the order in any particular. Little opposition was raised against the Government's petition. Attorney John 8. Miller. who was the sole representative of the packers present, pointed cut some objectionable clauses In the draft of an order presented by Mr. Bethea. These concerned the alleged agreements for credit, blacklisting and cartage. Judge Grosscup thought some of these minor clauses had been made too prominent, and he himself drew a form of order that pleased both sides. At the same time the order was entered numerous affidavits and other exhibits were filed for the Government The evidence ptesented by District Attorney Bethea. when the case was opened, consisted of a bulky batch of affidavits collcted from persons formerly connected with the packing houses that have been made defendants in the suits. The most important of these Is -J ^ fif %rAMA4|i?K me amuuvu oi uuuiei n. jicicuhu, of Jersey City, N. J. For six years he was manager for Armour & Co., at Milwaukee, and manager in Philadelphia for three years. Prior to working for Armour & Co. be was with Swift & Co. Since 1893, he swears, six general managers for the big companies bare been accustomed to meet at least once a week in the city of New York City to reconcile differences between themselves concerning operating their business and to consider what prices they should place for the eusuing week on the meat products which should be sold in that territory, and for the purpose of considering the quantity of meats which each concern bad on hand; and "when the necessities of the trade would require they would agree to curtail their shipments of meat from Chicago, their design and purpose be log CO limit me quantity 01 mean iu sight at New York and adjacent points and raise the prices." William H. H. Hoover, Inspector of ! meats and food for the Government j in tbe District of Columbia, swears tbat there Is absolute uniformity of J prices among tbe packers' agents, and 1 there is no sign of competition. KILLED BY A WATERSPOUT. 3,000,000 Worth of Dob* U Clutmti ud Other Towns. Cincinnati, Ohio.?A terrific wind and rain storm, accompanied by a water spout, swept over this locality, caus- I log tbe loss of six lives sod tbe Injur- | log of many others. Tbe fury of tbe j storin continued only thirty minutes, j but tbe damage wrought In that time > will amount to more than $1,000,000 in i tbe business section of Cincinnati and j as much more in other parts of the city and Its suburbs. The dead are: Clement Davier, Mrs. j Flachner, Willie Wlllen, aged four; j George Becker. Ferdinand Rapp, D. W. C. Belleville. Prior to tbe unprecedented fall 01? rain dense clouds were seen to the south and the city became as black an night It was afterward learned that there had been a big waterspout on tbe Lewlsburg bills, in the southern suburb of Covington. Ky. Tbe storm moved over tbe Kentucky suburbs into this city, passing up tbe Miami Valley with damage reported as far as Day. ton. Ohio. EARTHQUAKE IN CALIFORNIA. Shock Luttd Twenty Acconda in 8? : Francisco, Bat Did No Damage. San Francisco. Cnl.?An earthquake i shock was felt all over California. Id . San Francisco It lasted twenty sec ! onds. The only damage reported was ! at Pacavllle. where goods were shaken , from the shelves and much glass broken. The weather conditions on this coast have been remarkable for several days. High winds have prevailed everywhere. Snow has fallen in Arizona and Utah. In the interior valleys of California there bare been severe sandstorms. GIRL RACED TO SAVE A TRAIN. lUxlt ob HerMbuk and Oat* Waralag of Bridge on Flra. Miles City. Mont.?Mary Peden, aged fifteen, preveuted a serious railway accident four miles from this city. She ? f Iia V r\W> Iwirn naw u unuge uu un- uu uic ?viuh>? Pacific road, and knowing that a passenger train was almost due, she rushed to the stable, mounted a horse and galloped in a race against time to the station here. She arrived as the big train came in sight. She uotitied the agent, who held the train four hours. AUvaraa Rapart oa Clear's Canal Bill? The United States Senate Committee on Interoceaulc Canals has made an adverse report on Senator Hoar's bill lvaving the choice of routes for aD Isthmian canal to the President. A Brlda'a Suicide. Mrs. Josephine Campagnon. a bridt if six weeks. committed suicide at Belleville. X. J., by taking laudanum. By her side when her husband found her still alive was a letter, in which sh<t declared that her husband's staying ?way evenings made it so lonely for her that she preferred death. Ptspl* Fled From Fart de France. People at Fort de France. Martinique, fled from the city because of a second eruption of Mont Pelee. but the damage was apparently slight. Personal Mention. Mrs. Mary A. Livermore, the well known woman suffragist, is threatened with blindness. ? *? I A Mx>liklok/vn A# uaruiuai t au^uuu, aicuuisuvii u> Westminster, who recently celebrated bis seventieth birthday in London, has made two visits to the United States, in 1803 and 1871. John Rogers has promised to present to the Manchester (X. U.) Institute of Arts and Scieuccs a plaster cast of his group, "The Landing of the Xorsemen." which Is now on exhibition in the bronze at the Brooklyn Institute of Fine Arts. THE BIGGEST BUNCO GAME Swindlers in FaMs Got Nearly $12.000,000 in an Amazing Way. Tb*7 If era a HnppoMt) X?w Yorker'* Heir*, and Borrowed on Mtlhlcal Hocarltlea Is an Empty Safe. Paris. France.?The interest of all Pari* is focused on an empty safe nt iff Avenue de la Grande Armee. The opening of this safe by M. Cochefort. Chief de la Burette. and his detectives brought to light the greatest swindle of the century. The principals of the swindle hare fled from Paris, and were believed to be on their way to America. The New York police were notitled to be on the lookout for them. The empty safe at the mansion on the Avenue de la Grande Armee, around which the interest of all Paris now centres, was supposed to contain 100.* OOO.OOOf.. left by Robert Henry Crawford "nti imoHran mllllnrvilre " Thin vast suni was supposed to bo held In trust by Mme. Therese Huml)ert. who under Mr. Crawford's first will was constituted his sole legatee and who. on the strength of her title to the fictitious vast estate, succeeded in borrowing over GO.UOO.OOOf. from bankers, money lenders, and others in France and Belgium. The case is one which beggars all of the astounding inventions of Dumas and ttaboriau. It is the story of a bogus heritage which was kept before the French courts for nearly a quarter of a century, during which time the author of the bold invention. Mme. Humbert, daughter of a Toulouse linen dealer and daughter-in-law of M. Humbert, one time Minister of Justice, has succeeded in living on her borrowings in regal style and being courted in France's most exclusive circles. For over a fortnight Le Matin has been publishing a sensational serial concerning the financial transactions of Mme. Humbert, her husband, and her sister. Mile. Marie d'Aurigmic. Opinion was divided as to whether the story was pure fiction or mere calumny. and so few of the Parisian contemporaries of Le Matin would touch it. But me investigation or .u. uocuefort has settled all that. This gigantic swindle owes Its existence to the fact that the civil courts of France are permitted to place their seali on property in liquidation without examining the property or making any Inventory of it. Added to this is the story of n great inheritance, numerous lawsuits, and the amazing credulity of bankers. fLEEING FROM MARTINIQUE. All Who Can Do Ho Arm Gattlnc Airi) From the Island. Castries, St. Lucia.?The Norwegian steamer Helga. Captain Braastad, arrived here from Fort de France. Martinique. She was tilled with refugees from that port, and reported that owing to the continuous fall of heavy stones and other volcanic matter there, the inhabitants of Fort de France were d* I? IKTIUK I k UUI lUU lUWi4. Fort de France was covered with ashen, stones were falling, and a tidal wave added to the terror of the population, which was flying to the bills. Point-a-Pitre. Gaudeloupe. ? The steamei Horten arrived here with 200 refugees from Fort de France on board. Later the French steamer Salvador, with 1000 people from Fort de France, urrived here. The refugees wL'o have reached here by this ship and the Horten are in a pitiable condition. It was reported at Fort de France that some people had been killed at Carbet. on the west coast, while Basse Pointe, on the northeast coast, is said to have been completely destroyed. The refugees report further that all the vessels at Fort ?le France are taking people away from the Island. Every one who can do so is getting a n uj. The streams of boiling mud and the tire from the last eruption of Mont Pelee destroyed all that remained of the northern part of the island. accordIns to the refugees, and Martinique seems destined to complete destruction. TORTURED BEFORE HER DEATH. GlrU Con few to Ravine 6omt<l and ftcaldod Aged Mrs. Ballsy. Mount Holly. N. J.?Justice Hires of Talmyra committed to the county Jail here Lillian Hoger*. Hester Rogers and Blanche Henry, the girls accused of having beaten and tortured Mrs. Isabella Bailey, of Wrightsville, before her death. The girls are aged nine, twelve and fourteen years. Mrs. Bailey was an aged woman, who was helpless from paralysis. After she died it was fouud Wilt' liuu infcu ui'itiru uuu luai un clothing had been set ou Are. The girls. who were usually her only compauioDti. were accused and were arrested on a charge of murder. The autopsy showed that the cause of death was independent of anything that the girls were concerned In. They confessed, and have been committed on charges of atrocious assault. Tlicy heat, scalded and burned the helves* woman, and say they did It simply to tease her. They were very sorry when brought to ihe Jail here, and wept and cried so they could be hear'1 block away. RpUndld Trade Condition*. The favorable condition of genera* trade is attested by tfce continued increase in bank clearings outside of New York and by the steady gain in niilro.nl earnings shown by recent weekly and monthly reports. Earthquake in Flotilla Almost continuous shocks, presum ably caused by an earthquake, w. re felt at St. Augustine. Fla. The earthquake was accompanied by a succession of sh.?rt but decisive reports at intervals of about three minutes for three hours, like distant cannonading, seemingly from far out at sea. The sounds were unlike thunder, having no reverberating roll, and were accompanied by decided tremors, while the sky in the southeast wan suffused wi.h a glow. Minor Mention. Six uncles married nieces in Berllt. last year, and one aunt a nephew. Tlie Scotch miners have resolved to contest three seats at the next general eiecuuu. Colored organizations of Baltimore. Md.. gave a street parade in honor of "Joe" tJaus, the new lightweight champion. Judge John Hopkins, of the Massachusetts Superior Court, died recently at Millhury. Mas*., from cancer of the intestines. He was sixty-two years old. ^ ' - _ _ > , ... ? f.; <r>Pr K " r 'XV-^f&P ' N ;%'* k ' \ ' DR CHAPMAN'S SERMON * SUNDAY CISCOURSE BY THE NOTED PASTOR-EVANGELIST. Aobjtct: rihte't Question?UtMDi Dnwa From Hli Failure to S?*M twlntlonIn Sight or th? Kingdom of God. BeInMd to Enter It. New Yoek City.?'The following sermon is one prepared for publication by the Rev. J. Wilbur Chapman, America'* best-knewn evangelist, who in now preaching to overflowing congregations in this city. It is entitled "Pilate's Question," and is founded on the text, Matt, xxvii, 22: "What shall I do then with Jesus;whicb is called Chri*t?" It would not be possible for us either to understand or appreciate this passage ot Scripture without studying that which immediately precedes it, and likewise that which follows. Next to Jesus Himself the important character on the scene is Pilate, who asked the above question. One never thinks of him without a shuider, because he is one of the men who came so very near to entering the kingdom of God, and yet, after all, miserably failed. He came very near taking his plsce with Joseph of Alimathaea and with Nicodemus. If, when he knew that Jesus was the Son of God, he had bared his own back to the smiters, or bad gone himself to be crucified, there would have been no name in the early history of the church to outshine his. But instead of being in the presence of God. to-day, he is undoubtedly in the lost world. When Jesus passed by the cross and went through the tomb of Joseph of Arinathaea, and made His way to the place of ascension, not far from Bethany, and left His wondering disciples. He toolc with Him into the skies His hands that had been pierced. His feet, through which the nails had torn their way, His tide, thrust through with the spear, and against which the beloved disciple had leaned. In a word, He took with Him His body. But there was one thing He left; when hanging on the cross, from His head. His hand.*. His feet and His broken heart the blood catr.e trickling down, and not only stained the rocks upon Calvary, but left its mark upon the world as well, and leaving His blood there, the world is to-day responsible for it. That same blood is upon both the world and men, either for their condemnation or for redemption. In a remarkable book which came ac-os* the teas some years afo, bearing the title of "Letter* From Hell." and having an introduction by George MacDonald, tne celebrated Scotch preacher, there is a story of Pilate in the lost world stooping down to wash his hands in a running stream. He keeps on, it would seem, almost for ages, if time were measured as in this world. Some one touches him and says: ' "Pilate, what are you doing?" Lifting his bands, which become red like crimson as soon as they leave the water, he cries out with a shriek, which echoes and re-ech.->es throughout the world of the lost: "Win they never be clean' Will they never b?cle*n!" _ foor mate: tney never win, ior me blood of the Son of God is on them for condemnation forever. He began to wash bin hand* when he said to the angry mob: 'Take ye Him. and crucify Him, for I find no fault in Him." He ii still washing his hands to-day, but in vain. There are special ways of treating tests of Scripture, one of the easiest rf which is to take certain words in the verse and emphasize them, and make each word define the outline of the sermon. My text can be treated in this way, and the first word to emphasize would be, "WHAT." Reading the text with this in mind wc find it saying^ _ "What shall I do then with Je*u*r~ The inference is we must do something. We can not be indifferent. The man who say* that he will not accept Christ, neither will he reject Him, has rejected Him in the very position he takes. There is no middle ground in this matter. We are either for Christ or against Him. and we must decide which position it shall be. The next words to emphasize would be "SHALL I DO." The particular part of the expression that is emphatic u the personal pronoun Religion is a very personal matter, and judgment will be, too. There is no one whose eyes shall light upon this printed word but trho shall one day be called to an u:?ount for bi? rejection of the Son of God if be fails to acknowledge Him before r? t_ i L:.k ..4 !? > ?;u men. iucu imi? j?*u?, m^u uuu ?>., and ignorant, for all come* the question. "What shall f do?" The next emphatic word would U? -THEN." It might be used ;n two ways. Wc have ma Jo a cLoic? between two things, and choosing on: then it naturally follows that wc must do something with the <~ther. It is caey to understand that choosing one implies .h'' -ejection of the other. But it mighi also jS taken as a word deocribing some future time, and I would like to have it meao. "What shall I do in the day of judgment with Jesus Christ?" When the moon shall be turned into blood and the sun shall be black as the sackcloth of hair, when the "elements shall melt with the fervent heat"?"What shall I do then?" In the sixth chapter of Revelation we read that in the last day men shall cry out and say to the rocks and hills: "Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Ilim that sitteth upon the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: for the great day of His wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand?" But in the closing part of Revelation we are told that there will be no rocks and no h.lls to fall upon the lost and shut out the vision of the face of the Sor. of God. and they must s?e Him whether they will or not. Him whom tfcey have rejected. Him from whom they have deliberate!^ turned away. The nent emphatic word is the name Jesus. "What shall I do then WITH JESUS?" That waj His earthly naire, and d"?:|?1 ??.>? t;f- ' Tim., .hair <v?:: rnucu 111? caillli; !> <.. ? His name Jnim, for He shall save His pev plc from their sins," an<i His earthly life came to its climax in His sacrificial death upon the cross. To pay the penalty of sir: His life was given up, and if we fail to accept Him a* a personal Saviour, we deliberately take our stand with those wh :< have nailed Hin to the cross. When we tand before Gad we shall be called to an account for this chiefest of all sins. For to reiect the Son of Cod is to crucify Hun The last word to emphasize would be His anointed name, which is "CHRIST." As Christ He stands at the right hand of Go(*. o;.r Mediator and Advocate. For fear that some one should say, "If I should keromc a Christian. I could not hold out." God seems to sweep away every false argument and false h?-po when He tells us that after we have accepted Hin as Jesus. He becomes (.'hrist for us. and takes His stand at God's right hand, nleading tor us in our weakness, and ever bringing to God's remembrance His atoning death, that our many sins may be washed away and for gotten. But another outline has also been ?uj:gested as betnjr a proper oue to grow out of thin text. The Rev. R. A. Torrey has made the huroestion that the?*e at* certain thi:i2M that naturally depend upon what fc do with Jesus. Of these I make brief mention. I. Our acceptance befrre Ood depend* upon what we do with Jesu*. "He that l>elieveth on Him is not condemned, but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only-begotten Sen of God." John in: 19. If we accept Jesus, God accept* u?. It we reject Jesus, God reject* us. Theme arc short sentences, but each one is worth a lifetime of study. The vilest sinner in the world accepting Christ is immediately accepted of God. The most upriuht man rejecting Christ is instantly rejected of God. The moment we accept we are jiutitie. from all thinz* from which we could not 1 ?-? -r 11 j be jusunea oy me iaw oi mow*; ana ju? titication is more th?n pardon. for i j pardon there may Htill be the memory of mn. but when God justifies He "remembers against us our transgreaaiona no more forever." II. Our becoming sons of God depends upon what we do with Jesus. "But as many an received Him. to them give He potver to become the aoo* of God. even to - Vm ~ them that believe on Hii name." JeHm i: 12. There u a my insidiooa kind of buuy miking iU way through the world to-day, which declares there la such a thing aa (la universal fatherhood of Ood aai the ?niveraal brotherhood of man; that Ood ia the father of all Hia creatures, and that every ma;i is my brother. This in certainly cot* tr.iry to the Scriptures. We become soot of God. not by the lives we lire, nor by doing good, nor by reading the Bible, nor by praying without ceasing, but we become God's aona bv regeneration. This ia the work of the Holy Ghost, and ia wrought in ua the very moment we by faith accept Jesus Christ as a Saviour. It ia not possible for us in any other way to come into this world than to be born into it; it it not possible for aa ever to enter the kifl? dom of God except bv the new birtfc. This constitutes us children of Cod. III. Our having pcace dependa upon what we do with Jesus Christ. "There fore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.'* Romans v: 1. When we remember that neace is the opposite of confuaion, of strife, of unrest, we ? At- _ t.e able to ace now greni u ioc dicmibk which come* to us by the acceptance Of Ood's Son. We do not think of peace aa imp'.y an emotion. It ta not an experience, but it is that which romea to us with the presence of Christ. He ia our peace, and whatever >may be a man's positio_ in the world, if he has rejected Cbriat, or Jin other words) if he his failed to accept Him. he must go forever throughout the World crying, "peace, peace," but for him there can be no peace. IV. Our having joy dencndi upon what we do with Chriat. "Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now yeeee mK Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with'A joy unspeakable and full of- glory." IM,~v Peter i: 8. We also remember the wordaH ' of Jrsua when He said: "These words have I spoken unto you that My joy might re? main in you, and that your joy might be .Tor ia better than happiness. People of * ' JS the world may hare happiness, bat oahr God's children possess joy. Happineu is that which happens to come to na, and those v-ho lay hold upon it are dependeat up mi their circumstances and sutroundinca* Joy has nothing to do with circumstance or surroundings, but cornea to as because of our faith in Him who ?rer lirea to poor out jpon His people Hia own presence and blessing. V. Our luring eternal life depends npon what we dc with Jesus. "He that bettereth on the Soir hath ererlaating Kit; and he that beliercth not the Son shall sot Mt .1 n~i m me; uui mr wiavu vi v?w w him." John iii: 3d. By nature we have the flesh with u. and we ?h*ll always have it with u* until ?v redemption bodies are bestowed upon US. It is aatural therefore that there should N> a constant warring between the life of God which comes in regeneration and the old nature which is at enmity with God and always must be, but it is a great joy to know that we may every one of na so to* re-der ourselves to Him who is our Hfe. that the old nature shall be put down and held in subjection, and we ooraelTea "be more than conquerors." Finally, let me sav that there are three sentences which ought to be written plain* ly before every one who is to make this do* cisitn. or who fails to make it. Firnt. We must either accept Him or reject Him. Second. We must either let Him come into our hearts, or we must shut the door '' and keep Him out. Third. We must either confess Him or deny Him. "Whosoever shall confess He before men, him will I confess before My Father which is in heaven; bnt whosoever lull Me before men. him will I deny before Mr Father which it in heaven.* Matt, x: 32, 33. There is do middle ground. God pity w if to-dar we turn a war from Him, for IT MAY BE THE LAST TIME! Tho Need of TtadmMM. The grace of tenderness, for it is a grace, should be cultivated for its own sake as well as its invaluable aid in our service for the Master. True tenderness modulate* the voice, illuminates the face and present* the word of life in a spirit of gentlenew, which win* a hearing for even unwelcome truths. The world is in need of just such tenlernew as-was manifested by our Lord, and we as His dischles can render no better service to Him than reflecting His tender sympathy as we pass along life's jour* ner. People long for tenderness. Harsh meisures nerer won a son! to higher things, Sympathy is the magic key br which wr c may gain access to hungry, aching hearte. Tenderness may be ae%*eiopea dt swaying the character of our Master. He recognised the innermost longings of wearr mankind, and met thin yearning with infinite tenderness and nity. Surely we as Hii follower* should imitate Hici to the beet of CT ability along this line. Let as determine by the heln of the Holy Spirt never to be betrayed into harshness. The world it hard and cold enough witjout you and I adding to its burden. Rathn* let us seek by tendernesk^nd sympathy to aid some soul to reach a firmer foundation, and bring joy and r?eace to *arae little corner of earth.?George D. Gelwitii. Good rheer In B?tl*losu ^ It is a harpy thins to lire. It is happy thing 'o die. Our religion has the promise of the life that now is and also of that which is to come. It makes the world ours and all things in it. We rejoice in its beauty and its joys, the laughter of little children, the love of young nfen and maidens, the grave friendship ol the old, the confidence of life and the calm and trust wh^H belong to us all. Our religion now tc.ls us to look upon these and all the beautiful things of file, and to take them, holding them in holiness as the haopv gifts of our glad God. And. above all these, and in all these. Christ is now revealed to us. He was and He will be. Yea, and He is. No other day ever set Him so high or loved Him so dearly. To be sure, there is enough thnt M dark still, and the shadows could be ' ?- Wnf *ki? K/\iif M UI UW II Ilea? II* p oauil, UUb ?HW uvut %? W see the sunshine ana play in it. The Lord Christ! He is the good cheer of religion to-day. a* He has been in all day*. If our good chcer i* better and cheerier than any of old. it is because we ?ce Him more clearly and love Him more deariy became w* have gone a little further in making oar life Ilu and Him our life.!'?Congregationalism Meeting the Great Issue*. He who is waiting to meet a great i.?n? as it presents itself live* a leisurely life. There is little for him to do at ordinary times. Great issues rarely present themselves as being great, and when they art before one they do not seem to be of exceptional importance. The only may to make sure of meeting great issues fittingly is by meeting every i?s?e as it should ni met. Then a little thing met worthily may prove to be a great thing met as it should have been met. " 'Tis only little things Make up the present day, make up t!l days, Make up thy life. Do thou not thercfci* wait, Kecp.ng thv wisdom and tiune honesty Til! great things come with trumpet heralding*.^ Rewards of Llf*. The man who sees in life the opportunity to espre?s himself in the largest terms, who after ascertaining what faculties he hxs determines to develop them to the highest possible efficiency, who ia capable oi seeing the sweetness and jo* that lie all about him, who, being proud, doe* not allow his body or mind to be defiled, he is the one who obtains th<? !)ia rewards, the big successes.?Mental Growth and Control. Trust in God alter* the character. Hope toward* <?od brighten* lite, and love to Cod i* the motive of obedience and *errice. Love beget? confidence and trust. The ronton :nen do not love CJod i*. their love of *elf and *:n. The rca*on why they do not tru*t in C'hrwt and God u, they prefer to tru?t to their own reajoo. Stnrere kid Kl(ht. Some *ee but along the line 01 ameer* purpo*e and ethical endeavor It u not enoujh to be *incerc, one must be right.? " rv- v,.?? ? Pp-aKwfariati Han I KlffV. i#T. .wmvva, Fraaciico, C*i.