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THF ENTERPRISE, WEDNESDAY. APRIL 17. 1889.
(THE WORLD'S REDEMPTION. Sermon by Rev. T. De Witt Tal !. mage, D. D. He Thlnlu the tVorld Can B Ooapellied Berore the Freeent century uioaes Christian Effort Racked by Chris tlan Money Will Do It. 1 la bis recent sermon at the Brooklyn Tabernacle, after expounding pasHagos de (tcrlptlve of the world as It shall be when goepellzed. Dr. Talmatre pa' e ut the hymn: Peorle and realms of every tonvno I Dwell on Hla lore with sweetoet ton?. Text, Revelations xlx., 4: "Amun; Alle luia." The eloquent preacher spoke as fol lows! . : , - The nineteen h oentury Is dopa'rtlnir. After & has taken a fow more stops, if each year fee a step, it will be (rone Into the eternities, (a a abort time we shall be In the last decade (f this century, which foot makes tbesol mnest book outside the Bible the almanac, and the moat snpgestlve and the most tre mendous piece or machinery in an me sarin the elook. The last dreads of this century araon which we shall soon enter will be the grandest, mlghtlestand mostdeolslvedecads In all the ohronoloiriea. I am glad it Is not to eome Immediately, for we need by a new 4aptlm of the Holy Ghost to prepare for It, That la t ten yearsof the nineteen th century, ' mav we all live to see them I Does anyone ay that this division of time Is arbltrarvt 0, do; in other aims the divisions of time snsy have been arbitrary, but our years date from Christ. Doe any one aav that the grouping of ten together Is an an aturf ment roitraryi u, no; next ti tne nirure seven. ten is with Ood a favorite number. Abra ham dwelt ten yeirs in Caanan. Ten right eous men would have savei Sodom. In the ' ancient tabernacle wore ten curtnlns. their pillars ten, and their sockets ten. In the an stent temple were ten lavers and ten ckndle- ' sticks, and ten tables, and a nwlt n sea of ten oublts. And the commandment writ ten on the granite of Mount Hlnal rre ten, and the kingdom of God was liko el to ten vlrvlns, and ton men shou'd lay Mold of blm that was a Jew, and the reword of the jrreatlv faithful is thnt they aha'l reien over Inn cities, and in tho effort to ta'te the cen Bus of the New Jerusnlem the nnmbor ten awlnn anr nd the thousands orylnir "ten thousand times ten tbousnnd." 80 I come to took toward the closing t -n yoara of tho Ineteentb cnt'iry with an intonsity of in. forest I can hard y deoribe, I have slao notice 1 that the fnvorlte time In many of the rrntiirles for great events r .a the closing fragment of the ceaturv. America to be discovered, it must be In tho hut decade of the flftoen'h century, namoly, UK. Was free oonstltutl"nal gov ernment to be well establl-hrd In America, the but years of the eighteenth oentury mnst achieve it. Were throe cities to be submerged by one pitch of swrioj tlercu taneum and Rtrablm and Pnmpeli in the tatter part of the fir-t century must go under. The fourth century closed with the most agitating rcclosiostlcal war of history, Urban the Flxtb audi net Clement the Foventb. Alfrel the Croat clows toe nineteenth century, and Edward Iron 1 aide the cloven th oentury with their re sounding deeds. The sixteenth oentury doted with the establishment of religious Independence In the United Netherlinds. Aye. almost every century has had Its pero ration of overtoweHng achievements. As .-' the closing years of' the centuries seem a lavorite time for great scenes of emancipa tion or disaster, and a the number ten swems favorite number In the (Scriptures, written by divine, direction, and as we are ysooo to enter upon the last ten years of the nineteenth century, what does the world propose! What doe the church of Christ 1 propose! Wbat do reformers propose! .1 know not; but now In the presence of this Obnterrated assembly I propose that we make ready, get all our batteries planted, and all our plans well laid In what remains Of this decade, and then in the last decade of the nineteenth oentury march up and take this round world for O d. When I say we. I mean the Ave hundred million Christians now alive. But, aa many f them will not have ennngh heart for the work let us copy Gideon, and aa be had thirty thousand men in his army to fight the Mldlanites, but many of them were not made of the right stuff, and so he promul gated a military order saying! "Whosoever ' is fearful and a'ratd let him return nd de part early from Qtlead," and twenty-two thousand were afral I of getting hurt and went home, and only ten thousand were left, and Ood told them that even this re duced number was too tares a number, for they might think they had triumphed inde pendent of divine help, and so the number mnst be still f u rther reduced, and only those ahould be kept In the ranks wh s In pissing the river should be so In haste for victory ever their enemies that, though very thirsty thev would without stopping a second Just scoop up the water inthepalm of their right hand and scoop up tne water in tne psim or Ihelr left band: and only three hundred men did that, and those three hundred mon With ' the battle shout- 'The sword of the Lord t and Gideon." scattered the Midlsnltes like ' leaves In a equinox; so out of the five bun drrd million nominal Christians of to-day let all unbelievers and cowards go home and will rise up te Ita fun work It can make Daniel's time twenty years and bis half time ten years. Neither Isaiah, Eteklel. nor Mioab, nor Malaohl, nor Jeremiah, nor any of the major or minor prophets will . binder us a seoond. Buppose the Bible had announced the millennium to begin the year 8889, that would be no bin araooe. In one sense Ood nover changes his mind, being the same yesterday, today and forever.. But in another sense Ho does ohange bis min i and times without number every duy, and that Is when bis people pray. Didn't He change Hl mind aooui mneveoi By Mod's command Jonah, at the top of hi voice, while standing on tho step of the merchants' exohange and the palatial rest dencos of that city, cried out, "Yet fort days and Nineveh ahall be overthrown. Was It overthrown in forty aaysi no. mo people gave up their sins and cried for meroy, and though Jonah got mad because bis whole course 'of sermons bad been spoilod and went Into a disgraceful pouting. we have the record ao snoiima 1 can not read It without fooling a nervous chill running throoih me. "Ood saw their works that they turned from their evil way and Ood repented of the evil that He had said He would do unlo them, and He did 11 no." Ood is a father, and some of us know what that means, and soma time when we have promised ohastlsjmeut and the child de. served It, the Utile darling nas put nor srms around our neck and expressed suoh sorrow and suoh promises of doing better that her tears landed on the lips of our Kiss, and we held her a half hor after n our knee and would aa soon think of lapping an angel in the fare as of even striking her with the weight of our little linger. Ood is a fattier, and while Ha baa aromiaed this world scourging, tnougu Aey were to ba for a thousand years or Ive thousand yoara. He would, if the world renented. substitute benediction and tlvlne caress, uod changed His mlud aooui Sodom six times. He bad determined on Its lestruotlon. Abraham asked Him if He would not spare it If fifty righteous people were f.iuud there, and, narrowing down the number, if forty-five people wore found there, if forty people if thirty people. If twenty people, if ton people were found there. And each of the alx times the Lord ins wo red yes. O, wby didn't Abraham go m lust two steps further, and say u nve be found there and If one be foutd there, for then for tho sake of Lot, Its one good citlxen, I think Bodom would have been spared, Bight times does the Bible say that Uod re oontod when He had prom.U'd puuisumonts. end withheld tne stroKe. n as 11 a sup 01 Paul's Den whon he spoke of Ood'a cutting short the work in rlgnteovsnes1 No. Paul's oon never sllimod. Tunre Is nothing In the way of prnphi-cy to hinder the crusade 1 have proposed for tho lust decade 01 tne nine teenth contury. The whole troublo Is that we put oft the aompletlon of the world s redemption to such Ion i and Indefinite distances. The old proverb that "what is everybody's business is nobody's business," mk'ht be changed a little and be made truthfully to say what Is the gospel business of all the ages Is the gos pel busiiie s of no age. We aro soconelitu led we can not get up much enthusiasm about something fivo hundred years from aowor a thousand years from now. We are Rffhtinir at too long a range. Tbut gun called the "Swamp Angel" was a nuisance. It shot elx miles, but it hardly ever 1111 any wing. It did its chief destructive work whon it burst and killed tuoe who were sotting It iff. B.ort range U the effective kind 01 work, wbotber it be for worldly or religious purpose. Home man with his eyes half shut irones out to me the Bible quotation : "A thousand yeara are as one day that is, ten -enturle sre not long ior mo iioro. smwoj lo vou not auote the previous sentence. which says that oue day is with the Lord as 1 thousand years I That la. He could do the work of tea centuries in twenty-four hours. rha mUrbtiest obstacle toChrlstlan work is the Impression that the world's evangelisa tion is away off. And we take the telescope ind look on and on throogn centuries until wo see two objects near each other ana itraln our vision and (guess wbat they are and we call great con ventlons to guess what they are, and we get down our heaviest theo logical works and Balance ouri'iescopeou the lid and look and look and finally conclude that they are two baas' s that we sec, aud the tne has hair and the other baa wool and we mesa it mnst be the lion and the lamb lying Jown together. In mat great orauie 01 poav mnnmnnt and somnolence we rock the ohurcb as though It were sn Impatient child and aav. "Hush, mr dear don't be Impatient I Don't get excited by revivals I Dont cry I Your Father's coming I Don't get uneasy! He will be here in two or three or ten or twenty thousand years." And we act as though we thought that whon Maraulay's famnna New Zoalander In the fur distance Is seated on a broken arch of London bridge sketching the ruins of Bl Paul's, Pis gratia ehlld might break In and jolt his pencil by asking him if ha thought the millennium sver would appear. Men and women of tne eternal Ood I Hops and daughters of the Iird Almlihtvt We may hare It start In theMecad that is soon to cotnmonce, and It will be done If we can persuade the people between bow and then to get ready for tne work. What makes me think It can be dono: First, because Ood Is ready. He needs no long persuasion to do His work, for If He is not willing that any should perUh. Ho is not willing that any of the people of me next ent. nn nf the erav. And au nose we have only foor hundred million left so.ppo"-nly j decode shall perish i and the whole Bible is . . . ,,,, 1 -r. .. I V. I H fcu.ll. l nrrl r, IT nllt W(im CfiniP. IWO nunaron milium 1011 siiiiro uuijr o hundred million left, yes, suppose we only .' have fifty million left, with them we will ndertake the divine crusade, and eann one jjnst scooping up a palm full of the river of bod's mercy In one hand and a palm full of the rtvr of Ood'a strength In the other, let as with the ory. "The sword of the t.ord - and of Oldeou," the sword of the Lord and f John Knox, the tword of the Lord and of Matthew Himpson, the aword of the Lord ' tad of Bishop Mcllvslne, the sword of the Lord and of Adonlram Juria-n. the sword of the Lord and of Martin Lutber, go Into tb bat decade of the nineteenth ceniury. . .Is U audaoloua for me to propose ltf O. not a xaptive servant In the kitchen of Human told the commander-in-chief where he eonld got rid of the blotches of bis awful leprosy and bis oompiex'on become as fair a a babe's. And didn't Christ in order to take the ophthalmia out of the eyes of the blind man. use a mixture of spittle ard duatt And who ahowed Blucher a short out for bis ' army, so that Instead of tk'ng the re ular road by which be would have come up ton lute, he came op In time to save Waterloo and EuroneT ' Was It not an unknown kul who, porhnps uld notwrlto his own nsmei A' fl SO 1. tvuo am tuc u w . . " Mima." orotwae a short out to victory and sm willing to be tlta expectoration on some blind eya and tell some of the brigadier generals of the Lord of bosu how this Irproaled world mav In the final decade of tbeuinoteenlh century beve IU flesh come ces In at tha flesh of alltUe child. '. .' . Is there any thing In prophecy to hinder consummation! No. Borne one tw.M,.. in ouota from Daniel. about "time, ' times and a half .time," and takes from ' Revelation the seven . trumpets blowing them all at once In toy ear. V But with hV : moat reverence I take Ip all the prophecies -i hM tham toward heaven and say Ood , never hae and never will stop consecrated effort and boly determination and magnlO eent resolve, and that U the Church of Ood aehlma of bolls ringing out "Come, come. come" and you need not go round the earth to find out bow much He wanta the world to come, but lust to walk around one stripped and bare and leafices tree with two branches, not arcnea. nut noruunutb Rut Hals wuitlna-. as Uo said He would. for the oo-oiwrallon of tho church. Wltn we are ready Ood la ready. And He certainly baa all the weaponry ready to capture tbla world : lor - tne train. all the woanons of kindness or devastation, Onfveone band Oosp-il and sunshine and pover to orchard ie and gardenlze the earth, and fountains swinging In rainbow and Chateworthlan vardure and aromas nmired out ef the vials or neavea, wniie on the other band be has the weaponry of de vastation, thunderbolt and coiinogrullon and forces planetary, solar,, lunar, stellar, or meteoric, that with loose rein thrown oa tbe neck for a see ad would leave oonoieiia' tions and galaxies so many split and shiv ered wheels on tbe boulevards of neavea, And that Ood Is on our side, all on our side. Blessed be bis glorious name I B leased was the hour wben through Jesns Christ my sinful soul made pesos wltb Hlml If rou continue to ask me why I think the world can be saved in the final decade af the nineteenth osnlnry, I r.iply that it la not a great undertaking, considering the number of workers tbat will go at It, if once nersuaded it can be done. We have sifted the five hundred million et workers down to four hundred million and three hundred million and two hundred million aed one hundred m klon and to flfly million. I went to work te olpher out hew many souls that number could bring to Uod In ten years. If each one rongbt a soul svery year, and U each sou) ao brought should bring anotbsr each succeeding year. I found ent, aided by a nrofessor in matoemathlca, that we did not need any thing like such a number of workers enlisted. Yon see it la simply a (uestioa of mathematics and in geometrical progression. Then 1 gave to the learned professor this problem ! How many per sons would It require to . start with If each one brought a soul Into the king, dont each for ten' years, and each one brought anotbor each' succeeding year, In order to' have fourteen nunarou million people ' saved 'or the popula tion of the earth at present! His answer was two million seven hundred and fifty-four thousand three hundred and seventy-five workers. Bo yoi see that when I sifted the five hun lred million nominal Christians of the earth down to fifty mill Ions and stopped there. I retained for this work forty-seven million oeonle too many. There It la in glorious mathematics, quod erst demonstran dum. Do you tell me that Ood does not care for mathematics! Then yon bsve never seen the- Olart'g Causeway where Ood shows bis regard for the hexagonal In whole ranges of rocky columns with six sides and l tlx angles. Then you have not studied she geometry of a bee's honeycomb with six sides and six angles. Then yon have not noticed wtiat regarq uoa baa tor the square, the nltui of the ancient tabernacle four square, the breastplate four square, the nonrt of the temnle In Eiekle'.'s vision foa- quare, the New Jerusalem iaia out our square. Or you have not notloed His regard for the circle by ma'dng it bla throne, "sitting In the circle of the earth," and fashioning sun and moon snd stars in a circle, and sending our planetary avstom around other systems In a circle and toe whole universe sweeping around the throne or Ood in a circle And as to His regard for mathematical numbers. Ha makes the fourth book in bis Bible the Book of Numbers, snd numbers the hosts of Israel and Burn.' bars tbe tr-ops of Hennaoherib and numbers Solomon's hswers in the forest and numbers the enenrnrn and numbers the footmen and numbers tbe converts at Penteoost and numbers the cbsr'ota of Ood rolling down the steps of heaven. Bo I have a nht to enlist mathematics for the demonstration of the easy posa'b'llty of bringing the whole world to Ood In tbe coming decade ny tmnie process of solicitation, each one only having to bring one a year; although I want to take In forty thousand and I know men now alive who I blnk bv Den or voice, or botn. directlv or indirectly, will take hundreds of thousands each. Ho vou see that that will rllsohanro som of the 3,754 875 from the neeel'y of taking an v. Another reason whv I know It can be done Is that we mav divide the work up among the denominations. Ood does not ask any one denomination to do the work or any dnjen denominat ions. The work can be di vided and ts being dl vldel en, not geograph ically, but according 'o the temnoramenta of the hnmsn family. We can not say te one dnnomin&tlnn. vnu take Persia, and another. von take China and anchor you tana India, heeauae there are all kinds of tem. ne-amnnU In all nations. And some de nominations are especially adapted to work with people of sanguine temper- ement. or nhelgmatlc temperament, or choleric temperament, or bilious temper- sment. or nervous tcmneriment or lym phatic temperament. The Eniscop-U church will do its most effective work with th"se who by taste profrv the stately and ritual istic Tha MethodKt churoh will do its hMt work emnnv the emotional and demon stratlve. The Presbvtorian churoh will do ita best, work among thos who like strorg AAfftrin and the atitelv service softened nv the emotional. 80 each denomination win have certain kinds nf people whom it will especlallv affect. 80 let the work be divided np. There are tne seven nunoroi ana dhj thousand Christ Inns of tne rresovwrian nhureh North, and other hundreds of thousands In the Presbyterian cnuron South, and all foreign , Prcsovterans, more especially Bcoma. Kng'iso nun man, makinr. I guess, aoout two million rresoy terians; the Mo'bodlst Churoh is atlU larger; the rhu-eh of Ens and on bom aiaes tne still larger: and miinv other denominations as much, if oot nlore. consecrated than any I hava mentioned. Divide up the world's evangelization among these denominations after thev are poruaded It can be done oe- - ... . . fore the nineteenth ceniury is oeaa, ana tne last Hottentot, tbe last Turk, the last Jap anese, the last American, tne last European, tbe last Asiatic, the last African will see the salvation of Uod b fore he sees tbe opening gate of the twentieth oentury. ,' , An la. I feel the wnoie worio can am saved in tbe time specified, because we have all manner of machinery requisite. It la not as though we bad to build the printing presses; they are all built and running day and n snt tnnse priming religious (VJ3 of tho-e religious papers in tbla coun- trvl. those printing reliplous tracts ana those nrlntlnx religious books. And tbou sands, of printing presses now in no service of tha dcrtil Could be brought and set to work -In the sorvice of Ood. Wby was the printing press inventeai 10 turn out billheads and circulars of patent medicines and tell the news which in tnree weeks will be of no linportanool From the old-time Franklin printing press on up te tha Lord Ptanhope s press and tne ween lngton press and the Victory press to Hoe's perfecting printing press thst machine has been improving lor 11a neat worn, naumi, the publication of tbe glad tidings of great Joy which shall be 10 an poopie. w nave the presses, or can have them before tbe first of January wnen tne new aecaue is 10 heirln. to nut a Bible In the hand of every son snd daughter of Adam and Eve now livlne. and If such person can not n aa wo can have a colporteur, an evangelist, or missionary to read It to blm or her. Rut tbla brings me to the adjoining thnnirht: namolv. wo have the money to do the work I mean the fifty millions of Christians have it. Aye. the two minion. seven nunureil ana nuyiuur Christiana have it; and the dam, wbtcnia beginning to leak, will soon break and there will be rushing floods of hundreds and millions and billions of dollars in holy con tribution wben you persusde the wealthy men of the kingdom of Ood, that the aneedv ronveralon of the world Is a poaal bllity, and tbat Isaiah snd Eleklel and Daniel and BU John will not stand In the way of It but belp It on. I bavo no sympa thy with this bombard mentof rich men. We would eacb one ba worth K.UOO.OU) If we oould. and by bard perraasloa might perhaps be Induced to take fifteen million. Almost every paper I take op tells of some wealthy man who has endowed a college or built a chuooh or a hospital or a free library, and that thing is going to multiply until tbe treasury of all our denominations and reform atory organizations will be overwhelmed with munificence if we can persuade our men of wealth that the world's evangelise tlon Is possible and tbat they may live to It with their own eyes. I have always cher ished the Idea that when tha world la cou verted we would be allowed to eome out on tba battlement of heaven and see tbe ban nered Drooesslon and tbe bonfire of victory. But 1 would like the procession oloeor by and just be permitted myseif t4 throw on a faxot for a bigger bonfire. And if you per suade our men of wealth tbat there is a pos sibility for them to loin on earth In th uni versal glee of a redeemed planet, instead of laborlo s beseeching for funds and arguing and flattering in order to get a contribution for Christian obleou our men of wealth will stand in the line at a post-ofilco window or a railroad ticket office, but in this case waiting for their turn lo mak charitable deposit. The Oeotllee are not long going to allow themselves to be eclipsed by Mr. Hlrsob, the Jew who ha lust given Ho, ow.ooo for Bgnools in France, Germany and Russia. I rejoice tbat so much of the wealth of th world is eomlng Into the possession of Christian men and women. And although the original church was very poor, and it members were hah dealers on the banks of OalUee, and had only suoh stock on band a 1 hey oould take la their own net, to-day In the hapds of Christian men and women there is enough money to print Bibles and build ohurches and support missionaries under Ood In ten years to save the world. Again, I think tbat tne world's evangeliza tion can be achieved in the time specified be cause we have already the theological insti tutions neoaseary for this work. W do not have to build them; they are b lit and they are tilled with ten of thousand of young men and thore will be three sots of stud, nU who will graduate into the ministry be Tore the olose of this century, and once have them understand that instead of preaching thirty r forty years and taking Into the kingdom Of Ood a few hundred souls, right before them Is tbe Bed an, Is the Armageddon and these young men, iustead of onterlng the ministry timid and with apologetlo air, will feel like David who came up just a tbe armies were set In array and he left bis Carriage and shouted for tbe battle and cried: "Who Is this unclroumclaed Phil istine that be should defy the armies of tbe living Ood 1" And with live gravel stones skillfully flung sent sprawling th bragging ten-footer, bis mouth Into tbe dust and nls heels Into the sir. My friends, what but such a consumma tion could be s lit oltmax to this century I You notice a tendency la history and all bout us to climax. The creation weok rising from herbs to fish, and from Dsn to bird, and from bird to quadruped, and from quadruped to Immortal man. mo rsew Testament rising from quiet geneologlcal table in Matthew to apocalyptic doxology in Revelation. Now, wbat can be aa appro prlate climax to this oentury, which baa beard tbe pan 01 tne nrst steamer, ana tbe throB of the first stethoscope, and the ellok of tbe first telegraph, and the clatter of the first sewing machine, and saw tb flash Of the first electrlo light and tbe revo lution of tbe flint steam plow, and the law of storms was written, and the Amor lean Bible roclety and American Tract Bo- aletv were born: and instead of an audience langhing down Dr. Curey for advocat ing foreign missions, as was done In Northampton, In England., in tne last oentury, now all denominations vicing with eacb other as to who anaii go ue furthest and ttio soonest Into the darkest of the Now Uobrid.'s; aud three hundred thou sand souls have been bora to Ood In the South Bo Islands, and Micronesia and He- laneala anil Malayan Polynesia have boen set in tbe crown of Chrlat,and David Living stone has unveiled Africa, and the last bolted cat of barbaric nations has swung wide open to let the gosswl in. What, I auk, with a thousand Interrogation pointa uplifted. oan be a fit, an a propriute and sufficient climax except it be u world redeemed 1 Yea, I be, live it can be done if we get prointred for it, bocause tho whole air' and tne whole heaven is full of willing belp. Are they all miniaturing spirits vent forth!" We make an awful' mistake if we calculate only on the forces we cun :o. Tbe mightiest army is In the air. My brethren, so much of the selflshnoss and prlue and rivalry and bad motives get into our work bore tbat wa are hindered. ' But the mighty souls tbat have gone up to the Bylug armies of tbe sky have loft all Imperfection behind them, snd these souls are with us, and without a fault and with perfect natures are on our side, Yon can not make mo believe was alter tolling here for loug years for the redemp tion of theArorld uutll from exhaustion some of them full Into their graves they have oeaaed their Interest In the stupendous conflict now raging, or that they are going to decline their help. Irena'us Prime! Hon red on earth but Bow glorified in heaven, hava you forgotten tb work toward which you gave for more than bait a century your gracious life, your loving voice, and your matchless ien ! No 1 Tuon come aown ana heln. Alexander Duff I Have you for gotten the millions of India for whose salva tion yon auDerod in Jliiiuoo jungio ana thundered on the missionary platform! No I Then come down and help. David Bralnardl Have rou forgotten the aborigine to wnotn you preached and for whom you prayed un til you could prescu ana pray no more, lying down delirious smid the miasmas of the swamp! Not Then come down and neip. Moncrieff and Freeman and Uumpoeiu uavs yon forgotten Luckoow and Cawnpore! Not Then come down and help. I rub ont of my eyes the at ipidlty aud unbelief, and L tha servant of tnoe great jsusnas in meguspei, see tbe mountains all round about ar full of horses of fire and chariots of fire; and they head this way. Hovered over are we by great olouds of witnesses ana neipersi Clouds of Apostles lu tbe air led on by Paul! Clouds of martyrs in tbe air led on by Btephent Clouds of prophets in tbe air led on by Isaiah! Clouds of patnarens in tne air led on by Abraham I Clouds of ancient warriors In the air led on by Joshua, and that Bible warrrlor at whose prayer astronomy once baited over Alston, and Olbeon seems now to lift one band toward the setting sun of Ibis century and the other hand toward the moon of the last aecaae, saving: "Htand thou still till tbe church nf (tad vets tha final victory!" I Then let us Uke what remain of this de cade to got ready for tbe final decade of the nineteenth century. ou and 1 may not live te see that dorado, or may not live to see ita close, but thst shall But binder me from declaring th magnificent possibility. I con- fees that the mlstakeof my 1110 nas oaen, noi that I did not work hsrd-for I oould not have worked harder and lived, as Ood knows and my family know but thut I have not worked ondor tbe realization that tne salva tion ol this world was a nearby possibility. But whether w so It, th beginning or in closing of that decade, is of no importance, Ifonlv that deoade can get the coronation, and then all decade shall kneel before this enthroned deacdb, and even th gray grown centuries will oast thslrorowns before It and It will be th most honored decade between the time wben the morning stars sang to, ethur si tha llbralto oflwor'ds waa Opened, and the time wben the mighty angel, robed In cloud and garlanded in rainbow, snail with one foot 00 the sea and the other foot on th land swear by Him tbat liveui for ever and ever that tlm shall be no longer. Alleluia I Amen I - Novel Advertising Scheme. Th Postat and Railway Department ol th Hungarian Ministry has taken a curious step in a biialnesa direction. It offers to ae I nostal cards with trade advertisements loi one kreutser (one farthing) each that is, half th price of th common postal cards Tha transaction has th following xplan tloBt Any would-be advertiser must ordoi no fewer than fifty thousand postal cards and nay full price for them that Is, two kreutsers (on half-penny), to th postal authority, who will prlut his advertisement. not exoseding tit third part of th back ol tha card, without any further charge, at the Hungarian Government printing offlc at Budapest, The cost of tne printing Is got oot of tbe one kreutser, and tb cards are afterwards sold to th publlc.-N. Y. Post. Behind IP your friends that 'you may keep them ; b kind to your enemies that tbey may become your uienus. males, a. Constipation : Demand prompt treatment. The re- ' suits of neglect may be serious. Avoid ! all harsh and draatlo purgatives, ue : tendency of which is to weaken the i bowels. The best remedy Is Ayera , Pills. Being purely vegetable, their 1 action is prompt and their effect alwaye ' beneficial. They are an admirable Liver and After-dinner pill, and every where endorsed by tha profession. " Ayer's Pills are highly aud unlver- , sally spoken of by the people about ' here. 1 make daily use of them in my practice." Dr. I. . Fowler, Bridge, port, Conn. , "I can recommend Ayer's Pills above all others, having long proved their value as a rathortlo for myself and family." J. T. Ilea, Leithsvllle, Pa. " For several years Ayer's Pills have been used in my family. We find them an Effective Remedy for constipation and indigestion, and are never without them in the bouse." Moses G renter, Lowell, Mass. " I have used Ayer'a Pills, for liver troubles and indigeation, during many years, and have always found them Erompt and efficient In their action." . N. 8mltb, Utica, N. Y. " I suffered from constipation which assumed such an obstinate form that I feared it would cause a stoppage of the . bowels. Two boxe of Ayer's Pills ef fected a complete cure." P. Burke, Saco, Me. - " I have used Ayer's Pills for the past thirty years and consider them an in valuable family medlcme. I know of no better remedy for liver troubles, and have always found tbem a prompt cure for dyspepsia." James Qulnn, (ft) Middle at., Hartford, Conn. "Having been troubled with costive ness, which seems inevitable with per sons of sedentary habits, I have tried! Ayer's Pills, hoping for relief. I am glad to say that they have served me better than any other medicine. I arrive at this conclusion only after faithful trial of tlielr merit." Samuel T. .lones, Out st., ISoston, Mans. Ayer's Pills, Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mats. gold by all Dealers la Medici ae. u u 1DULSI00 CF PURE COD LIVER CIL 22 HYPOPHOSPHITES Almost as Palatable as MUk. allantaest Shaa tt east be takes Bliested, staid assimilated by tha ami sensitive sonmaeh when the Plain mtl naaat be tolerated I and by tbe osa bmaiBoa af tb all wltb the hype Xi ptUtea Is xo.Mii amore emeateaott. Bn&irUUe m lest f nttm, reruns pia rxpUUy while taking ttv ECOTTfi EMULSION is acknowledged by Physicians to be the Finest and Beat prepay ration in tha world for the relief and oure at CONSUMPTION, CROFIM.A. CENERAL DEBILITY, WASTINC DISEASES, EMACIATION, COLDS and CNRONIO COUGHS. Th artat rtmtdu for Omtumvtlm. ami Va$tinjin ChitdrtK iBMbvall DntggUtM. DE A. H. 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