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"' I , THE ENTERPRISE; tWEDNESDAY JUNE 25, '90. ;tiie story op orpah. Hot. Dr. Tallnage Preaohea About , Naomi's Daughtera-la-Law. ": Hoab, While Bath Went to Bethle i hem The Orpah of th World and Why They Do Mot Be come Christian. pubjoot of many sermons, but tbey have naturally been concerned with the cen - tral character ol that beautiful itory. It remained for Eev. Dr. Talmage, In a recent discourse, to find In the charao tr of tbe lets consplouon widow ma terial for iplrltual lessons. His text was Ruth i. 14: "And they lifted up v their voloes and wept, and Orpah kissed . IV 1 A Yt..lV -1 - ,Der uuioor-in-iBW, duv uuu uiato uuui ber." Following is the sermon: Hoab was a heathen land. Nami la bout to leave it and go into the land of Betblohom. She hai two daughters-ln-Jaw, Euth and Orpah, who oonolnde to go with ber. Naomi tolls them they bad better not leave their native land and undertake the hardships of tbe Journey, ' jbut they will not be persuaded. They . all three start out on their Journey. After awhile, Naomi, although she highly prized the company of her tifo daughters-in-law, attempted again to persuade them to go back because of tbe hardship and solf-denlal through which .they would be obliged to go. Ruth re sponds In the words from which I once discoursed to you: "Entreat me not to ,Uave thee, nor to return from following "'after thee, for where thou goest I will go, and where thou lodgest I will lodge, thy people shall be my people and thy God my Qod, where thoa dlest will I die and there will I be burled, the Lord do o to me and more also if aught but ' death part thee and mo." Not so with ber sister Orpah. Hor determination bad already been shaken. Tbe length rv and peril of the Journey began to appal ber, and she bad worshiped the gods of Moab so long that it was bard to give them np. From that point Orpah turned back, the parting being described in tbe words of my text: And tbey lifted up tbelr voice and wept again, and Orpah kissed ber mother-in-lay, but Ruth olave unto ber. Learn from this story of Orpah that some of those who do not leave tbe Moab of their iniquities are persons of tine susceptibility. It was compassion for Naomi in ber widowhood and sorrow that led Orpah to start with ber toward Bethlehem. It was not because of any lack of affection for ber that she tamed back. We know this from the grief exi biblted at parting. I do not know but that she bad as muoh warmth and ardor of nature as Ruth, but she laoked the courage and persistency of ber sister. That there are many people with as fine lusoeptibllity as Orpah who will not take np their cross and follow Christ Is a truth whioh needs but little demon stration. Many of those who have be come tbe followers of Jesus have but very utue natural lmpressiauity. uraoa v often takes bold of the hardest heart and the most unlovely character and transforms it It is a hammer that breaks rocks. In this Christ often shows Els power. It wants but little general hip to conquer a flat country, but might of artillery and heroism to take a fort manned and ready for raking cannonade. The great Captain of our salvation baa forced Ills way into many an armed castle. I doubt not that Christ could have found many a fisherman naturally mora noble hearted than Simon Peter, but there was no one by whose conver sion He could more gloriously have magnified Ills grace. The conversion of a score of Johns would not have lllus trated tbe power of the Holy Ghost as much as the conversion of one Peter. It would have been easlor to drive twenty lambs like John into the fold 'than to tame one lion like Peter. Ood baa often made some of His most efficient Servant out of men naturally unimpres sionable. As men take stiff and un wieldy timbers, and under huge handed machinery bend them into the bulk ot great ships, thus Ood has often shaped and bent unto His service the most un wieldy natures, while those naturally Impressionable are still In their un changed state. O, bow many, like Orpah, bave warm affections and yet never become Chris tians? Like Orpah, they know how to weep, but they do not know how to pray. Tbelr . fineness of feeling leads them Into the friendship of the world, but not into communion with Ood. They can love everybody but Him, who Is al together lovely. AH other sorrow rends their heart, but they are untouched by the woes of a dying Christ Good news fills them with excitement, but the glad tidings of great Joy and sanation stir lot their souU Anxious to. to what if right, yet theyi rob-.aoo.Orateful for the slightest favosa. ,1hey make no re turn to Him who wrung put lb last drop of blood from His heart to deliver them frost going down to the pit They would weep at the door of a prison at the sight of a wloked captive in chains, but bave no com passion for their soul over which paten, like a grim Jailer, holds the lock and key. When repulsive, grasping, nnsympatbetlo natures resist tbe story of a Saviour's love. It does not excite onr surprise; bat it is among the great est of wonders that so many who ex hibit Orpab's susceptibility also exhibit " .Orpah' tmpenlteaoy. We are not sur prised that there la barrenness In a des ert, bat Strang thing Is It that some times the Rose of 8haroa will not grow ,ia a garden, Oa a aammar morning we are not surprised to find a rook without any dew on it, bat If, going among a Sock of lilies, w saw in them no- glit tering drops,' we would say, 'J What foul spirit has boen-robbing ..these vases?" We are not surprised that Herod did not become a Christian, but bow Strang ; that the young man Jesus, loved for His sweetness o temper, should not bave loved ' the Videetner. V Hard-hearted Felix trembled, proud Nebuohedneatar repented, and cruel Manaaseh turned . onto the Lord; but many a nature, af fectionate and gentle, baa fought suc cessfully against divine Influences. ' tny a dove has refused to oomt la tbe window of the ark, although finding no rest for the sol ot her foot : ' i Again, the history of Orpah impresses upon me the troth that there are many (who make a good starting, but after .awhile ohange their minds and turn mack. When these three mourners start from their home in Moab there la as much probability that Orpah will .reach Bethlehem as that her sister Ruth land her mother-in-law Naomi will ar rive there. But while these continue in the Journey they oommenoed, Orpah after awhile gets discouraged and turns back. This is the history of many a soul. Per haps it was during a revival of religion they resolved upon a Christian life, and made preparations to leave Moab. Bet tore that they were lndlfforent to the anotuary, churches were necessary evils. The minister almost always preaohod poor sermons, because they had not the heart to hear them. They thought the bread was not good because their appetite was poor. Religion did very well for Invalids and the agod, but they had no desire tor It Suddonly a, ohange came upon tbelr soul. They found that something must be done. Every night there was a thorn in their pillow, There was gall in tholr wine. They found that their pleasures were bnly false lights of a swamp that rise out of deoay and death. Losing their self-control they were startled by their own prayer, "Ood be merciful to me a sinner." They did not suspect it but the Holy Ghost was In their souL With' put thinking what they were doing, thoy brushed the dust off the family Bible. The ground did not feel as firm under them, nor did the air seem as bright They tried to dam back the flood of tbelr emotions, bu t tho attempt failed, and thoy confessed their anguish of soul before thoy meant to. Tbe socrot was outl They wanted to know what thoy must do to be saved. With Ruth and Naomi, weeping Orpah started for the land of Bethlehem. They longed for tbe Sabbath to come. Straight as an arrow to tbe mark the sormon struck them. They thought the mlnUter must have board ot their case and was preaching right at them. They thought the sermon was very short, nor did thoy once coil themselves up in tholr pew with tbelr eyes shut and head averted with an air of unmoved dignity. They began to pray with an earnest noss that astonished themsolves and as tonished others. Shoving tho plane or writing up accounts or walking the streets when yon might have thought .their mind entirely upon the world, they were saying within themselves "0 that I were a Christian!" Orpah is fully started on the road to Bethlehem. Chris-1 tlan friends obsorvlng the religious anxiety of the awakened soul say: "He must certainly be a Christian. There Is another soldier in Christ s ranks, an other sick one has been cured of the leprosy." The observers turn their at tention another way; thoy say: "Orpah is safe enough, she has gone to Bethle hem." Alasl Alasl Starting out tor Heaven is a very different thing from arriving there. Remember Lot's wife. She looked back with longing to the place from which she came, and was destroyed. Halfway between Sodom and the olty of Refuge that strange storm comos upon her, and iu salt and brimstone gather on ber garments until tbey are so stlffoned she can not proceed, nor can she lie down, because of this dreadful wrapping around her - garments and limbs; and long after ber life bas gone she still stands there so covered np by the strange storm that she is called a pillar of salt as some sailor on ship's dock in the wintry tempost stands covered with a mall of ice. Ton thou sand times ten thousand men bave been dottroyed half way between Sodom and the city of Befugo. Orpah might as well never bave started as afterwards to turn back. Yet multitudes bave walkod in ber footsteps. Oo among those tbe least interested in sacred things and you will find that tbey were once out ot the land of Moab. Every one of them prayed right heartily and studied tholr Bibles; and frequented the sanctuary, but Lot's wife looked back wistfully to Sodom, and Orpah retreated from tbe company of Ruth and Naomi. It is an Impressive thought that after Orpah had gone so far as actually to look over Into tbe land of Bethlehem she turned back and died in Moab. Again: let our subject Impress upon us tbe truth that those who bave one felt it their duty to leave their natural state can not give up tholr duty and go back to. hardness ot heart without a struggle. After Orpah bad thoroughly made np ber mind to go back to the place from which she started, she went through tbo said scene ot parting witn Ruth and Naomi. My text says: "They lifted op their voices and wept" Ab, my bearer, it requires mora decision and perseverance to stay away from the kingdom of Qod than to enter ltt Al though sb did not know It Drpaa-peeaed HhT a greater struggle la turning tack In to the land of Moab tnsm wotvd tar been necessary to take bet lr through to Bethlehem. Suppose yon that thoa persons who have remained la their evil ways have bad no struggle? Why, tbey bave been obliged to right very laoh of their way. The road to death Is not such easy traveling as soma ministers bave been accustomed to de scribe it From beginning to end it Is fighting against the sharp sword of tbe spirit It Is climbing over the cross. It is wading through the deep blood of tbe Son of Ood. It la scaling the mountains of privilege. It is wading through lakes of sorrow. It Is breaking over the oommunlon tables and baptis mal fount and pulpit and Bible. It is wedging on s self through between pious kindred who stand before and press as back and bold oa to a by their prayers ven after w bav passed them la our headlong downward career. No man ought to think of undertaking to go hack into Moab after having come within sight of Bethlehem unless he bav heart that ean lot be mad to oak, and a tor foot that will not slip among to in ami perns, ana an arm that can drive back the Bon of Ood who stands in the center of the broad road Spreading out Hlsarmsand shooting Into th ear of the uougnues pilgrim, 'Stool Stop!" W talk about taking np th cross and following Jesus, but that cross is not halt so heavy as the burden whioh the sinner . carries, it is a very solemn thing to be a Christian, but It is a more solemn thing not to be a Christian. There are multitudes who, afraid ot the self-denials of the Christian, rush Into the harder self-denials of tbe unbo Hover. No yoke but Christ's, however tight and galling! Orpah goes back to her Idolatries, but she returns weeping; and all who follow her will find the same sorrows. Just In proportion as gospel advantages have been numerous will be tbe disturbance of the heart that will not come to Christ The Bible says, In regard to the place where Christ was burled, "In the midst of tbe garden there was a sepuloher;" and in the midst of th most flowery enjoyments of the unpardoned there 1 a chilliness of death. Although they may pull out the arrows that strike their soul from the Almighty s quiver, there remain a sting and a smarting. If men wrench themselves away from Christ thoy will bear the mark of His band by whioh He would have resoued them. The pleasures of the world may give temporary relief from the upbraiding of oonsclonce, but are like stupefying drug that dull the pain only tempo rarily. Ahab has a great kingdom, and. you would think he ought to be happy with his courtiers and chariots and palaces, yet he goes to bed sick because Naboth will not sell blm bis vineyard. Haman Is Prime Minister of the great est nation in tbe world and yet one poor man who will not bow the head makes him utterly miserable. Herod monopolizes the most of the world's honor, and yet Is thrown into a rage be cause tbey say a little ohlld is born in Botblohem who may after awhile dis pute bis authority. Byron conquered the world with bis pen and yet said, that he felt more unhapplnoss from tho criticism of the most illiterate reader, than he experienced ploasure from the praise of all the talented. ' In the last century In England lived tbe immortal Sbonstone. Portions of bis life were given to the writing of poetry, but this was not evidently the field tor which nature had equipped him. His name will never be forgotten, because of the home which he adorned and boautlflod, until. there probably never ha been so bright a spot since the Gardon ot Eden as what he loved to. call "the Loasowos." In addition to tho marvels which nature bad wrought, he added the perfection of art Arbor and terrace and slope and rustlo temple and rosorvolr and urn and fountain here had their crowning. Oak and yew and hazel, put on their glory of verdure. What tbe groenness of doep grass and tbe foam ot cascade, and the glitter ot still lake could give of beauty were added. No life was more diligent and no soul more ingenious, than those of Shenstono, and all that gonlus and dill genoe were dlrectod to adornment of that treasured spot What more could one want to make home happy. Yet there is one man who sit sighing in thoso bower, and casting gloomy looks upon thoa parka, and the mirth of leap ing watorfalls makes no molody in his ear. It Is Shenstone, tho owner ot th Leasowes. "I have lost my road to hap piness," says the despondent man, "I am angry and envious, and dejected, and frantle, and disregard all present things just as -it becomes a madman to do." ' My friends, , there is no solid happiness In any thing but religion, I care not how bright a borne Orpah ha in Moab, when she turns away from duty she turns away from peace. Amid th Bacchanalia of ltolsbazzar' toast and the glitter of challoes there always will come out a handwriting on the wall, fearfully ominous: "Tekel" weighed la the balance and foqnd wanting. When you can reap harvests off bare rocks, and gather balm out of nightshade, and make sunlight sleep in the heart ot sepulchers, and build a firm bouse on a rocking billow, then can an unpardoned soul find firm enjoyment amid its trans gression. Again, this subject teaches that a re ligion ehoico and tbe want of it fre quently divide families. Ruth and Orpah and Naomi were tenderly at tached. Tbey were all widows, sad tbelr life bad been consecrated by a baptism of tears. In tbe fir of trial thelt affections had beon forgod. To gether they were so pleasantly united, you can hardly Imagine them separated. Yet a fatal line is drawn dividing them from each other, perhaps forever. Naomi can not live in a heathen country. She musbgo into Bethlehem that there among the pious she may. worship th true God. Butb makes a similar oboloe, but Orpah rebels. "And they lifted up their volo and wept again, and Orpah kissed ber mother-in-law, bat Ruth slavaanto ber." Th history of . tot family of Ellmelech Is the history of many fami lies of this day. How often It I that in elrol of relative, while they look milk, and walk alike, and talk ellk. ther 1 tremendous difference. Out wardly united in th affectlonal rela tions of this Ufa, they art separated in th most important respect. Soma now are the children f light and otherth children ot darkness. .Thsse are alnr in Christ and tbos at dead la sin. Rath ia th land f Bethlehem, Orpah in Moab. Of th earn family ar )arld and Solomon, worshiper of th most high Ood, and Adonjan and Ab salom, who live and di th nmie of all righteousness. Belonging to th same family was th holy and davont EU, and the rookies Phlneaa, and Hoph nL Jonathan Edward, tb good, and Pierrepont Edwards, th bad, belong to the same family., Aaron Burr, th dis solute, bad a most txoeltont father. Dying, yt Immortal hearer, by th so lemnity of tb parental, and filial, and conjugal relation, by "th saereda of th family, hearth, by th honor ot tb family name, by th memory of do parted kindred, I point out tbi partial of Ruth sad Orpah. ; , ; ' Again: This subject suggests to ml two of th prominent reason why peoplt refuse the kingdom of Christ Tbers may hav been many other reason why Orpah left her sister and mother-in-law, and went back borne, but ther wers two reasons whioh -I think wen psora prominent than tb rest Shi bad been brought np in tdolatrlea Sb loved th heathen taxi wbloi ier ancestors bad worshiped, and, though these blocks of- wood and ton could not hear, she thought thoy could hear, and though they could not see, she thought they could see, and, though tbey could not feel, sb thought they could feel. A new religion bad boen brought to her attention. 1 She bad married a godly man. She must pf ten bave heard hor mother-in-law talk of the Qod of Israel. She was so muoh Shaken in her original belief that She concluded to leave her Idolatries; Jbut oomlng to tbe margin of the land of Bethlehem, her deter mination failed her, and speedily she returned to her gods. This is the very reason why multitudes of persons never become Christians. They can not Ibear to give up their gods. Business is itbe Amorlcan Juggernaut that orushes .more mon than tbe great car of the Hin doos. To It they say their morning and evening prayers. A little of Christ's re ligion may creop into tbe Sabbath, but Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs day, Friday and Saturday are tbe days devoted to this American idol Every hour thore is a saorlflce on the altar. Home duties, health ot body, manly strength and Immortal affoctlons must all burn In this holocaust Mon act as though thoy could take tbelr bonds, and mortgagos, and saws, and trowels, and axes and day-books with then! into the Kingdom ot Hoaven. Thore are many who bave no unholy thirst for gold, yet who are devoting themselves to tholr worldly occupations with a ruinous Intensity. Mon of the stock exchange, men of the yardstick, men of the saw, men of the trowel, of th daybook, what will become of you if unforglven In tbe great day when there are no house to build, and no good to sell, and no bargains to make? It is possible to de vote oneself even to a lawful calling nntll It becomes sinful. Thore is no excuse on tho earth or under the earth for the noglect of our deathless spirit Lydla was a seller of purple, yet she did not allow hor extensive occupation to keep hor from beoomlng a Christian. Daniel was Secrotary ot State and At torney General in the empire of Baby Ion, and vot, three times a day he found time to pray with his face toward Jerusa lem. Tho man who bu no time to at tend to religion will bave no time to enter Hoaven. But tholr are others who, while tbelr worldy occupation has no particular fas cination over them, are entirely ab sorbed In the gains that come to that occupation. This is tbe worship ot Mammon. The ring of dollars and cents is the only litany they ever otter. Though in the last days tho earth itself will not be worth a farthing, a heapot ashos scattered in the whirl wind, they are now giving tholr time and eternity tor the acquisition of so muoh of it as you might at last bold In th hollow of one band. The American Indian who gave enough land to make a State out of, for a string of beads, made a princely bargain compared with the speculation ot that man who gains the whole world and loses bis own souL now much comfort did th men take who died untorglvon ten years ago, leaving large fortunes to tbelr heirs? Do they ever oome up to count the gold they boarded or walk through tbe mansions tbey built? Though they could have bought an empire, they have not now as much money as you bave this moment In your pocket Solomon looked upon his palace and tbe grounds surrounding It pools rimmed with gold, and circling roads, along which, at times, rushed bis fourteen hundred chariots. while undor tbe out-branching syca mores and cedars walked the apes and peacocks, which by tbe navy of Hiram had been brought from Tarsbisb, and from tbe window ourtalns with em broidered gold and purple through which came out tbe thrill of harps and psalter ies mingling with the song of tbe waters. Wben Solomon saw that all theseluxurlos of sight and sound had bee purchased by his wealth, he broke forth in the exclamation, "Money answeroth all things." But we can not .receive it as literal. It can not still th voice of oonsolenoe. it can not drown tho sor rows of the souL It nan not put a bribe in tbe band of death. It ean not unlock the gate of hoaven. The towor of titloatn fell and killed elghtoon et it admirers, but this Idol to whose worship tbe ex change, and banks and Qudtom-bousos of tbe world have been dedicated, will fall and crash to death It thousands. - But I can not enumerate the .Idolatries to which meq give themaolve,, Tbey ar kept by tbea from a religions life. "Ye can not serve Qod and Matomon," and th .first ,thlng Christ does when b comes Into the temple of th soul Is to drive out the exchanger. '. , , ' Bat it war not only the gods of Moab that mad Orpah leave ber sister -and mother-in-law. Sb . doubtless bad a 4Hd oL.th,brdthtp to which, tbey wiulaV beAVklrtij the Journey- to Bethlehem, and Orpah was not alone ia the fear. Doubtless some ot you bav been appalled and driven back by th solf-denlals of th ( Christina life. Tb taunt of the world, th eharg ot hypocrisy wbloh they would sometime be obliged to con front hasikept-many away from tho land of Bethlehem. They spend their life la oonnting the cost and because a Christian life) demand so muoh courage and faith, they dar not begin to build. Perhaps they ar courageous in every other respeot They are not timid la presence of any danger except that pt trusting In the infinite mer ry of Christ Tb sheep ar more afraid of th shephord than of th wolvea Tbey shrink away from the pretence of Christ as though He wer a tyrant rather than a friend who tlokth closer than a brother. They feel more tat ia th rank of th nemy wher they must suffer infinite) defeat than in th army of Christ which (ball be mor than oonquerors, through Him that hath loved, them. Men shiver nd trembl be for religion a though they. wer commanded to throw their life away, as though it was a surrender of honor and manliness, and reason and elf-respect, and all that is worth keep ing. '- ' ', l What ha Ood aver don that Hi mercy should bo doubted? Was ther ver a sorrow ot Hi frallost ohlld that J I did not pity? Was there ever a soul hat He left unholped In the darkness? Was there ever a martyr that He did not strengthen in the flame? Was there ever a dying man to whose relief He did not come at tbe cry of "Lord Jesus receive my spirit?" Aye, my soul, 'what has Qod done that so basely thou bast doubted Him? Did He make jthawhol earth ft desert? Ar all ,the skies dark and storm-swept? Is life all slokness? I the air all plague? Are there nothing but rods and scorpions jand furnaces? Qod knew bow many Suspicions and unbeliefs men would en tertain In regard to Him ana therefore, after making a multitude ot plain and nreolous cromlses. He nieces Ills )land on His own hoart and swears by Sis own exlstonco: "As I live, saltb the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of blm that dleth." Why thon fight against God? This day the battle ragos. Thou art armea with tby sins, tby ingratitude, tny neglects, and Christ is armed against ;thee, but Ills weapons are tears, are dying aironlos, are oalls to mercy, and the battle-cry which lie this day senas over thy soul as He rushes towards thee Is, "Save theo from going down to the pit for I had found a ransom." I would not envv thy victory, O bearer, If thon dost oonquor, for what wilt tbou do .with tbe weapons thou hast snatched .from the armed Redeemer, what with the tears, what with His dying agonies, ' . ... ... .. . it ur-..l.l wnac witn ins cans tomorcyr numu Qod thatOrpah would got tired of Moabl Would God that Orpah would go to Bethlehem. THE OFFICE OF SORROW. The Moit Important of All tho Condition AffMtlnK Spiritual Development. The most important of all tbe condi tions affecting the spiritual develop ment of mankind baa been sorrow. In death, the common lot ot all, even tbe rich and the strong have behold the despoller of all their vain shows. Against the Inevitable calamities wnicn shatter or dissolve the worls of man's band earthquake and tempest and flood no human power bas availed. These lesson of nature, who 1 no respecter of classes or persons, as to the frailty of all human power and possession, have profoundly Impressed all hearts, loss bas led to precious gain. But the greatest ot human sufferings, those which embitter all life, bave been of human infliction. Tbe situation of the great majority ot mankind in an cient tlmos those of which we have any doflnlte record wa one of abject wretchedness. Arcadia exlstod only In the poet's fancy. Ia a state of barbar ism men's wants were few and simple, but their passions wore violent and for the weak thore was no socurlty. Every desirable gardon on the earth was a bait to the rapacity of conquest the arena of invasion following upon invsslon, like the waves ot a hungry sea. Civili zation, on the other hand, was organ ized selfishness, and Its peace, was, tor the great body ot the people, a level desolation. Tbelr lot was one ot hu miliating drudgery, ot depressing, hope loss poverty. But it was especially onto tbe poor that the Gospel of the Eternal Word was preached. To suoh the voice of Qod comos nearer, because It is more willingly and gladly beard. Tbe broken heart Is open; there Is no pride to close the way thereunto. An angel whispers in the oar ot every slave, and upon hint who bath nothing all Heaven wait. Sorrow, too, lies near true repent ance, even as th brokon becomes read ily tbe cqntrlte heart; pride ba no place in it chastened and subdued mood. Tbe soul, weary of struggle and of Its own discontent receives tb Di vine voice and I comforted. Even one's ignorance may bolp him here, in this soft, unresisting attitude, making him more readily the recipient of tbe Divine wisdom, more pliant to tho counsels of tbe Spirit ot Love. Qod In Ul World. " IN HIGH ALTITUDES. ButUrfllra Salllnf Ovar Poak Thirteen. Thousand Feet lll(h. I hav just road In an Eastern maga zine an article on butterflies, wherein it is stated, at a fact rather remarkable, that among tbe Alps butterflies have been seen at altitudes as great a 8,000 feet I have on two occasions seen them t height considerably greater than I, 000 foet but I did not then know that there wo any thing remarkable Sbout It : Last summer, while on a peak of the Sierra Nevada mountains, at an altitude f 13,000 feet I aw butterflies sailing leisurely about in tb air above me, with no mor ado than if It bad been a lowland garden. ; .Tbat wa above th iin ot perpetual snow.. In climbing that peak I bad passed over snow ten tot deep, and tb erag around me were sovrd -with lo and sleet Tb sun thon clear, yet the air was cold. At another time,' la the summer of 1887, 1 saw butterflies at aa. altitude of II, 000 1 feef oa a mountain of British Columbia, aear the southeastern frontier of Alaska - There wa a pass, although high one, la th mountain, and tb butterflies were going- through it towsrd th cast, and seemed to b migrating. Although th were sot ao high as tbos seen oa th Sierra Ne vada, yet in a latitude to far north it wa mor surprising to see them prac tically almost under tb arctic circl. rh butterflies wr several thousand (t abov tb Hn of perpetual snow. A I sail, tbey teemed to be erosslng th mountain, all going In tb tarn di rection. Tbos on th Sierra Nevada, ta th other bend, appeared to b flying tbout for tholr own pleasure, not going tnywher ia particular. flu Maxwell, In N. Y. Observer. 8om on asked an old lady about a lermoni "Could yon remember It?" "La, no; th minister oouldn't ter it himself. , H had to bav it writ ten down." Just as ther comes a warm San team into vry oottag window, so lomet a sunbeam of Qod' oar and pity tot every separata aouL . ' On will often accept plain truth without offense If served with a sauo wmposed ot klndllnes and cheerful- TARIFF It EDUCTION. Comparison of the Howe and Beoate Bills as Becards Bevenn From Impor tation. WAsmsoTOiT, Jon 9S. The clerk of tb Senate Finance Committee has com pleted th preparation of the statement called for by tb Plumb resolution adop ted by th Senate, showing tbe increases and reductions in revenue which ar Mtlmated to follow the enactment of th Senate tariff bill compared with tho present law and the McKlnley bill. The importations for th fiscal year of dutl able goods, the rates on whioh it i pro posed to ohange, aggregated 8390,437,117 in value and the duties colleoted on these aggregated $161,408,840. The esti mated duties on these artlolos (or an ag gregate equal to tbat of tbo fiscal year) under tbe House bill Is estimated at 1306,844,977, while under the Senate bill the estimated receipt from the same aggregate are 8301,689,007. ' Tho House bill transferred to tbo free list artlclos which during tbe fiscal year 1889 were received In aggregate value of $107,921,735 and paid duty amounting to (60,736,890. Tbe Senate bill transtor to the free list articles valued in the Importations for 1889 at (108,919,907 and paying an aggregate duty of T "1,599,348. Adding to tbe first of these amount tne amount ot the Internal revenue reduc tion found in the House bill (and struck out of the Senate bill), tbe total reduc tion of revenue by tbe House bill is found to be 871,064,774, while that of the Senate bill 1 tbe figure named above $60,599,843. TUBNEHS' CONVENTION. Fonrtsenth Animal Meeting of the Band la New York Large Attendance and Favorable Reports. New York, June 23. The fourteenth annual convention ot the North Amer ican Turner met Sunday morning at Turn Hall and entered into formal bus iness. Seven hundred and twenty-four doleg'atos, representing thlrty-slx States and districts, wer present President Muonch delivered tho opening address. -He congratulated the bunds upon tbolr rapid growth. He said they controlled a greater voice and political power than any other organization in the United States. The report ot tbe united bunds shows a roll of 83,91'J members, with a total of property amounting to 84,774,331, offset by indebtedness estimated at 8V 114,038. A board of officer for th presont convention was elected with Holnrlch Brown, of St Louis, prosldent Last evening an entertainment wa given consisting of vocal solos and aa exhibition of elaborate and fancy gym nastics. STOLE A T1CAIN. Daring Deed nt a Tramp In an Iowa Town Escape ol the Thief. Eabi.vili.k, Ia., Juno 23. Whljo th work gang of tho Milwaukee road were eating broakfast ut a boarding hou-io near the railway track Saturday a tramp entered the cab of t n locomotive at tached to the work train standing at tho depot and opened the throttle Tbe train pulled out with lightning speed and although tho railroad men saw it start thoy wore unable to overtake 1W Ten minutes later tbe engine of an In coming freight train was detached and pursuit was roado. Tbe work train was standln r on tho track seven miles nest, but no trace wrs discovered of tho tblef. Steam was up in the engine, but tbo tramp was evidently afraid to run by the town and so dosvrtcd bis stolen proporty. IIC SOUGHT KEVENGE. Young Laily AuaaUed and Clubbed Witn a Kevolver by a Krjected Suitor. Sioux City, Ia., Juno 23. Cora Otto, a young lady twenty years of ago, went to ber bedroom late Friday night with out a light She had not fully disrobed wben she was clutchod by a man who held a rovolvor to her boad. Her screams awoke the family and the man made bis escape, leaving the girl, whom be had olubbed with the revolver, un conscious and badly bruised. The man was recognized a Frank Dewey, a painter, who boarded with the young lady' mother, and whoso attentions sb had repulsed. Dewey can not be found by police, but Mrs. Otto bas receive a threatening letter from him command ing her to discontinue criminal prosecu tion. Trouble With Cheyennea Settled. Mll.is Citt, Mont, June 23. Colonel Curtis, who bas been in the neighbor hood of tbe turbulent Cheyennes as th representative of Governor Toole, has returned. 11 tuoceeded In his mission, the Indians agreeing to return to their farm, leav tbelr guns in their tepees tnd not bother the white men, h prom ising on his part to do all be could to get th Indians mora rations. Colonel Curtis says there ean be no lasting psac between tho Chynne and th whites till th former ar disarmed, properly fed tnd kept on their roaarvatlon. , rromleee to be a e B t, . I PiTTSurjMH, Jan 94. Th Interna tloaal Sunday-eobool' aoavntloa wilt ooaven la Meohaaioal Hall, tbi eity, to-morrow, and will continue for four days, holding three sessions dally. It promises to be th largest and most im portant meeting of the kind tvsr held, fully 1,600 delegate and prominent di vine being expected. In addition to th delegate from tb State and British provinces, commissioner from various foreign countries will attend. I , Created a Seasatloa. Ncwabk, O., Jun 33. A deolded n nation bas boen produced here by tha oonduct ot Felix B, Bobertton, a town ship trustee and member of tbe Licking County Board of Soldiers' Relief Com mission. Robertson suddonly resigned hi position, toft hi family, and de parted for parte unknown. It is said ba drew 81,300 from th bank. Tb trus tees say bis accounts ar straight with tha township. It la claimed b left with another woman. ' Drowned. - . . i : BcrrraLO, N. Y., Jun 83. Yesterday morning Charles Myers, thirty-one years old, a nilor oa th barge Myron Bat man, lying at th foot ot Hertel av aue, while la a small boat aear tha barga, tell Into the water and waa drowned. Hi bom is at Toledo, O tUl body bu not boon recovered.