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M COLOSSEUM AT ROME.
Sr. Talmage Discourses- Eloquently
on the Wonderful Ruin.
OrapUle Dasorlptlon of tha Soenei of Cruel
ty ud Bloodshed EnuUd Wlthla Ita ;
Tvalla-Tha 8am Spirit of Ruinous '
1 Amusements ad Moral Sao
rlUco Abroad To-day.
In a recent sermon at the Brooklyn
tabernacle Dr. Talmage preached from
the text Romans, I, 15: "I am ready to
preaoh the gospel to you that are at
Borne, also." The preacher said:
Rnmal What. . p.itv it was when Paul
rielted It! What a city It Is nowl Eomel
The place where Virgil sang and
Horace satirized and Terrance laughed
and Caluline conspired and Ovid drama
tized and Nero fiddled and Vespasian
persecuted and Sulla legislated and
Cicero thundered and Aurellus and De
oius and Caligula and Julian and Ha
drian and Constantino and Augustus
reigned, and Paul, the Apostle,
preached the gospeL
I am not much of a draftsman, but I
have In my memorandum book a.sketch
which I made in the winter of 1889,
when I went out to the gate through
which Paul entered Rome, and walked
up the very street he walked up to see
somewhat how the city must have
looked to him as he came In on the
gospel errand proposed in the text
Palaces on either side of the street
tnntVi wYi1t Yim llfflATnUnlnnArv ad
vanced. Piled up wickedness. En
throned accursedness. Templed cruel
ties. Altars to sham deities. Glorified
delusions. Pillared, arched, domed,
turretod abomination Wickedness of
all sorts at a high premium and right
eousness 89 per cent oft And now
he passes by the foundations of a build
ing which is to be almost unparalleled
for vastness. You can see by the walls,
which hare begun to rise, that here is
to be something enough stupendous to
astound the centuriea Aye, it is the
Colosseum started. "
Of the theater at Ephesus where Paul
fought with wild beasts, of the temple
of Diana, of the Parthenon, of Phara
oh's palace at Memphis, and of other
great buildings, the ruins of which have
been seen, it has been my privilege to
address you, tut a member of my fami
ly asked me recently why I had not
spoken to yon of the Colosseum, at
Rome, since ita moral and religious les
sons are so impressive.
Perhaps while In Rome the law of
contrast wrought upon me. I had vis
ited the Mamertine dungeon where
Paul was incarcerated. I bod measured
the opening at the top of the dungeon
through which Paul bad been letdown,
and it was twenty-three Inches by
twenty-six. The celling, at its highest
point, was seven feet from the floor,
but at the sides of the room the celling
was five feet seven inches. The room,
at the widest, was fifteen foot. . There
was a seat of rock two and a half feet
high. There was a shelf four feet high.
The only furniture was a spider's web
suspended from the roof, which I saw
by the torchlight I carried. There was
the subterranean passage from the dun
geon to the Roman forum, so that the
prisoner could be taken directly from
' prison to trial. The dungeon was built
out of volcanic stone from the Albano
.. mountains. O, it was a dismal and ter
rific place. You never saw coal hole so
dark or so forbidding. The place was
to me a nervous shock, for I remembered
that was the best thing that the world
would afford the most illustrious being,
except One, that It ever saw, and that
from that place Paul went out to die.
From that spot I visited the Colosseum,
one of the most astounding miracles of
architecture that the world ever saw.
Indeed I saw it morning, noon and
night, for it threw a spell on me from
which I could not break away. Al
though now a vast ruin, the Colosseum
Is so well presesved that we can stand
in the center and recall all that it onco
"was. It is in shape ellipsoidal, oval.
oblong. It Is, at its greatest length.
013 feet After it had furnished seats
for eighty-seven thousand people it had
room for fifteen thousand more to
stand, so that one hundred thou
sand people eould sit and stand,
transfixed by it scenes of cour
age and martyrdom and brutality
and horror. Instead of ' our mod'
era tickets of admission, they entered
by ivory check, and a check dug up near
Rome within a lew years, was marked:
"Beotlon o, Lowest Tier, Seat No. 18."
You understand that the building was
not constructed for an audience to be
addressed by human voice, although I
tested it with some friends and could be
heard across it, but It was made only
for seeing and was circular and at any
point allowed full view of the spectaeli
The arena in the center in olden times
was strewn with pounded stone or sand,
so as not to be too slippery with human
blood, .for If it were too slippery it
would spoil the fun. The sand flashed
hare and there with sparkles of silver
and gold, and Nero added cinnabar and
Caligula added chrysocolla. The sides
. of the arena were composed of smooth
'marble, eleven feet high, so that the
'wild beast of the arena-could not climb
up into the audience. On the top of
these sides of smooth marble was a
imatil ratline havinir wooden roller.
which easily revolved, so that if a pan
ther should leap high enough to scale
the wall and with hi paw touch any
'one of those rollers, it would revolve
and drop him back again into the arena.
Back of this marble wall surrounding
. the arena we a level platform of stone,
"adorned with statue of god and god
4eee and the artistic effigies of mon
reh and eonquerora, , Her .were boot
ble seat for the emperor and the lm-
' perialwin and iwineese wit which
be aurrounded himself - Before the
a tors would walk immediately afUr en
tering the arena, crying: "Hall,
. -Oneer! Those about to die
thee." The different' rank - of p4
tattw were divided by - partition
studded with moaaio of emaraLd 'lUd
beryl and ruby and diamond. Qreat
met of wood arose from all side el
the building, from which festoon of
.flowers were suspended, erossing Use
building, or in time of rain, awulogt of
silk were . suspended, the Colosseum
having no root The outside wall was
encrusted with marble and had f onr
ranges, and the three lower ranges had
eighty columns each, and aches after
arches, and on each arch an exquisite
statue of a god or a hero. Into 180 feet
of altitude soared the Colosseum. It
glittered and flashed and shone with
whole sunrises and sunsets of dazzle
ment, After the audience had assem
bled aromatlo liquids ousted from tubes
distilled from pipes and rained gently
on the multitudes, and filled the air
with odors of hyacinth and heliotrope
and frankincense and balsam and myrrh
and saffron, so that Lucan, the poet,
says of it:
At once ten thousand saffron ourrents flow,
And rain their odors on the crowd below.
But where was the sport to come
from? Well, I went Into the cellar
opening off from the arena, and I saw
the places where they kept the hyenas
and Hons and panthers and wild boars
and beastly violences of all sorts, with
out food or water until made fierce
enough for the arena, and I saw the
underground rooms where the gladia
tors were accustomed to wait until the
clapping of the people outside de
manded that they come forth armed to
murder or to be murdered. All the ar
rangements were complete, as enough
of the cellars and galleries still re
mained to indicate. What fun they
must have had turning lions without
food or drink for a week upon an un-
armed disciple of Jesus Christ. At the
dedication of this Colosseum, nine
thousand wild beasts and ten thousand
immortal men were slain, so that the
blood of men and beast was not a
brook but a river, not a pool but a lake.
Having been In that way dedicated, be
not surprised when I tell you that Em
peror Probua on one occasion threw
into that arena of the Colosseum a
thousand stags, a thousand boars and a
thousand ostrlchea What fun It must
have been! the sound of trumpets, the
roar of wild beasts and the groan oi
dying men! While In the gallery the
wive and children of those down under
the lion' paw wrung their hand and
shrieked out in widowhood and orphan'
age, while one hundred thousand peo
ple clapped their hands and there was
a "Hal Ha!" wide as Rome and deep as
perdition. The corpses of that arena
were put on a oart or dragged by
hook out through what was called the
Gate of Death, What an exoitement it
must have been when two combatants
entered the arena, the one with sword
and shield and the other with net and
spear. The swordsman strikes at the
man with the net and spear; he dodges
the sword, and then flings the net over
the head of the swordsman and Jerks
him to the floor of the arena, and the
man who flung the net puts his foot on
the neck of the fallen swordsman, and,
pear in hand, look up to the galleries,
as much as to say: "Shall I let him up
or shall I plunge this spear into his
body until he Is dead?" The audience
had two signs, either of which they
might give. If they waved their flags,
It meant spare the fallen contestant. If
they turned their thumbs down, it
meant slay him. Occasionally the an
dienoe would wave ' their flags and th
fallen would be let up, but that was
too tame sport for moat occasions, and
generally the thumbs from the galleries
were turned down, and with that sign
would be heard the accompanying
thbut of "Kill! KU1I Kill! Kill!" '
Yet it was far from being a monotone
of sport, for there was a change of pro-1
gramme in that wondrous Colosseum.
Under a strange and powerful machin
ery, beyond anything of modern inven
tion, the floor of the arena would begin
to rock and roll and then give away,
and there would appear a lake of bright
water, and on it banks trees would
spring up rustling with foliage, and
tigers appeared among the Jungles, and
armed men would ooino forth, and there
would be a tiger hunt Then, on the
lake in the Colosseum, armed nhlpt
would float, and there would be a sea
fight What fun! What lots of fun!
When pestilence came, in order to ap
pease the gods, in this Colosseum a sac
rlfice would be made, and the people
would throng that great amphitheater,
shouting "The Christians to the wild
beasts!" and there would be a crackling
of human bones in the Jaws of leonine
ferocity.
But all this was to be. stopped. By
the outraged sense of publio decency?
No. There I only one thing that has
ever stopped cruelty and sin, and that
is Christianity, and it was Christianity,
whether you like it form or not, that
stopped this massacre of centuriea On
day while in the Colosseum a Roman
victory was being colobratod and 100,
000 enraptured spectators were looking
down upon two gladiators In the arena
tabbing and dicing each, other to
death, an Aslatio monk by the name oi
Telemachns was so overcome by the
cruelty that he leaped from the gallery
into the arena, and ran in between the
two swordsmen and pushed first one
back and then the other, and broke up
the eontest Of course the audience
was affronted at having their sport
stopped, and they hurled stones at the
bead of Telemaohu until he fell dead
in the arena. But whan the day was
passed, and the passion of the people
had cooled off, tney deplored the mar
tyrdom of the brave and Christian Tel
lemachua, and as a result of the over
done cruelty the human sacrifices oi
the Colosseum were forever abolished
What a good thing, say you, that
uoh cruelties have ceased. 11 y friend,
the same spirit of ruinous amusement
and of moral sacrifice is abroad in the
world to-day, although it take other
shape. Last summer in our oountry
there occurred seen of pugilism on
whloh all Christendom looked down,
for I saw the paper on the. other aid
of the Atlantlo Ocean giving whole eel
tunniofil WU1 someone tell an in
what respect that We tall ty of last ram
mer was superior to the brutality of
the .Soman Xetoseeum? In some
Lspeetstt w- ,' by eo muehath
tlMteeiUbjoentsrypretend to a more
tnerelful aed mora ilooaat than the fifth
eeotury. j ThataugUlam i winning ad
miration In telf aountfy 1 positively
proved by the feet that years ago suea
oUiaionwM reported ma half doeea
lit of newspaper, if reported at all,
and now it takes the whole side oi a
newspaper to tell what transpired be
tween the first blood drawn by one
loafer and the throwing up of the
sponge by the other loafer, and it is not
the newspapers' fault, for the news
papers give only what the people want,
and when newspaper put carrion on
your table, it is because you prefer
carrion. The same spirit of brutality
is seen to-day in many an ecclesiastical
court when a minister Is put on trial
Look at the countenances of the prose
cuting ministers, and not in all cases
but In many cases you will find notning
but diabolism inspires them. They let
out on one poor minister who cannot
defend himself, the Hon of eccleslaatlo-
isra and the tiger of bigotry and .the
wild boar of J-Mtlor.sv, and if they can
get the offending minister flat on his
bock, some one puts his feet on theneok
of the overthrown gospelizer and looks
up, spear in hand, to see whether the
galleries and ecclesiastics would have
him let up or slain. And, lol many oi
the thumbs are down. !
In the worldlv ralm look at the bru
talities of the presidential election eiffht
Tears ago. Read the biographies oi
Daniel Webster and Alexander H. Ste
phens and Horace Greeley, and Charles
Sumner and Lucius Uulntlus Lamas
and James G. Blaine, and if the story
of defamation-and calumny and scan
dallzation and diatribe and scurrility
and lampoon and billingsgate and
damnable perfidy be accurately re
corded, tell me in what respect oui
political arena and the howling and
blaspheming galleries that again and
again look down upon it are better than
the Roman Colosseum. When I read a
few days ago that the supreme court
of the United States had appropriately
adjourned to pay honors to the last
distinguished men mentioned, and
American Journalism, north, south, east
West went Into lamentations over
their departure and said all compli
mentary things in regard to them, I
asked: When did the nation lie about
these men? Was it wfaen, during their
life, it gave them maledlotlon, or now,
since their death, when bestowing upon
them beatification. The same spirit of
oruelty that you deplore In the Roman
Colosseum is seen in the sharp appetite
the world seems to have for the down
fall of rood men. and In the divorce ol
those whose marital life was thought
accordant, and In th absconding of
bank cashier. O, my friends, the world
wants more of the spirit of "Let-hlm-np,"
and loss of the spirit of "Thumbs
down." There are hundreds of men' in
the prisons of America who ought to
be discharged, because they were the
victims of circumstances, or nave sul-
fered enough. There are in all profes
sions and occupations men who are
domineered over by others, and whose
whole life 1 a struggle with monstrous
oppositlon,and circumstances have their
heel upon the throbbing and broken
heart. For God' sake, let thorn up
Away with the spirit- of "Thumbs-
down!" What the world wants Is a
thousand men like Telemachus to leap
out of the gallery into the arena.
whether he be a Roman CathoUo monk
or a Mothodlst steward, or a Presby
terian elder.- and go in between the
contestants. . "Blessed are ' the pasce
makers, for they shall be called the
children of God."
One-balf the world is. down and the
other half is up, and the half that is up
has its heel on the half that la down.
If yon, as a boss workman, or as a con'
tractor, or as a bishop, or a state or
national official, or as a potent factor in
social life, or In any way, are oppress
ing any one, know that the same devil
that possessed the Roman Colosseum
oppresses you The Dlocletlans are not
all dead. Thecellara leading into the
arena of llfo's struggle are not all
emptied of their tigera The vivisection
by young doctors of dogs and cats and
birds most of the time adds nothing to
human discovery, but Is only a contlnn
ation of Vespasian's Colosseum, The
cruelties of the world generally began
in nurseries and In home circles and In
day schools. The child that transfixes
a fly with a pin, or the low feeling that
sets two dogs Into combat, or that bul
lies a weak or crippled playmate, or the
indifference that starves a canary bird,
needs only to be developed in order to
make a first-class Nero or a full-armed
Apollyon. It would be a good sentence
to be written on the top line of a child's
book, and a fit inscription to be em'
broldored in the arm-chair of the sitting-room,
and an appropriate motto
for Judge and jury and district attorney
and sheriff to look at in the court house:
"Blessed are the merolful, , for they
hall obtain mercy.
And so the ruins of that Colosseum
preach to me. Indeed the most Imp
sive things on earth are in rulna The
four greatest structures ever built are
in rulna The Parthe non in rulna The
temple of Diana in rulna. Th temple
of Jerusalem in rulna The Colosseum
in ruins, indeed the earth itself will
yet be a pile of ruin, the mountain in
rulna, th seas in ruin, th hemi
sphere in rulna Yea, further than
that, all up and down the heaven are
world burned up, world wreoked,
world extinct, worlds . abandoned.
World on world In rulna - But I am
glad to say it 1 th same - old heaven,
and in all that world there la not on
ruin and never will be a ruin. Not one
of the pearly gates will ever become
unhinged. Not on of the amethystine
tower will ever fall. Not on of the
mansions will ever decay. Not one of
the chariot will ever be unwheeled.
Not one of the, throne will ever rock
down. O, make lure of Heaven, for it
1 an' everlasting Heaven. ' Through
Christ) the Lord, get ready for resldenoe
In the eternal palace.
The last evening before leaving Bom
for Brindlsi and A then and Egypt and
Palestine,! went alone to the Colosseum.
There was not a living soul in all the
immense area. Even those accustomed
to sell curios at th four entrance of.
th building had gone away. The place
was so overwhelmingly ail ant, I eould
hear my own heart beat with the emo
tion aroused by th place and hour.
paced the arena. I walked down late
th dsns where the by ana were one
kept 1 ascended to the place where
the emperor used to alt I climbed up
the galleries from whloh the I
Ighty throngs of . people had
fazed ;ln enohaptraent To break
the allonce I shouted and that
teemed to awaken the' echoes, echo
jpon echo.i And those awakened echoes
teemed to address me, saying: "Men
lie, but their work lives on. Gauden
tius, the architect who planned this
itructure, the sixty thousand enslaved
lews brought bv Titus from Jerusalem,
and who toiled On those walls, the glad
iators who fought In ' this areas, the
emperors and empresses who bad place
on yonder platform, the millions wno,
staring centuries, sat and roso in these
galleries have passed away, but enough
of the Coloxsauin stands to toll the story
of cruelty and pomp and power. Five
hundred years of bloodshed." ' Then, as
stood there, there came to me another
burst of echoes, which seemed, throb
bing with the prayers and songs and
groans of Christians who' had expired
that arena, and they seemed to
say: "How much . it cost to
serve - God in age past, and how
thankful modern centuries . ought
to be that the persecutions which red
dened the sand of this amphitheater
have been abolished." And then I ques
tioned the echoes, saying: "Where la
Emperlor Titu who sat here?" The an
swer came: "Gone to Judgment"
"Where is Emperor Trajan who sat
here?" "Gone to judgment" "Where
i Emperor Maxlmus who sat here?"
Gone to judgment" "Where are all
the multitudes who clapped and shouted
and waved fiaga to let the vanquished
up, or, to have them slain, put thumbs
down?" The echoes answered: "Gone
to judgment" I inquired: "All?'
And thev answered: "All" And I
looked up to the sky above the ruins,
and it was full of clouds scurrying
wiftly past, and those clouds seemed
as though they had faces, and some of.
the faces smiled and some of them
frowned, and they seemed to
have wings, and some of the
wings were moon-gilt and the
others thunder-charged, and the
voices of those clouds overpowered the
echoes beneath. "Behold He cometh
with the clouds and every eye shall aeo
Him." And as I stood looking up along
the walls of the Colosseum, they rose
higher and higher, higher and higher,
until the amphitheater seemed to be
filled with aU the nations of the past,
and all the nations of the present, and
all the nations of the future, those who
went down under the paws of wild
beasts, and those who sat waving flags
to let np the conquered, and those who
held thumbs down to command their
assassination, and small and great, and
emperor and slave and pastor and peo
ple, and righteous and wicked, the am'
phltheater, seeming to rise to infinite
heights on all aides of me, and In the
center of that amphitheater, instead of
the arena of combatants, a great throne
stood, rising higher and higher, higher
aud higher, and on it stood the Christ
for whom the martyrs died and against
whom the Dioclotians plotted their
persccutiens, and waving one hand
toward the piled up splendors to the
right of Him he cried, "Come, y
blessed," and waving the other hand
toward the plied up glooms on tho left
of Him He cried, "Depart, yo cursed."
And so the Colosseum of Rome that
evening of 1889 scorned enlarged Into
the amphitheater of the last judgment,
and I passed from under the arch ol
that mighty structure.mighty even In Its
ruins, praying to Almighty God, through
Jesus Christ, for mercy in that day foi
which all other days were made, and
that as I expected mercy from God,
I might exercise mercy toward others,
and have more and more of the spirit
of "Let-hlm-up" and less and less ol
the spirit of "Thumbs-d own," We may
not all be able to do a sum in highei
mathematics, but there Is a sum in th
.first rule of gospel arithmetic which w
all may da It Is a sum in simple addi
tion. "Add to your faith virtue, and to
virtue knowledge, and to knowledgt
temperance, and to temperance pa
tience, and to patlense godliness, and
to godliness brotherly kindness, and U
brotherly kindness charity."
PARENTAL INJUSTICE.
Kaoh Child Ha I mil -potable Right to
Fair and Impartial Kecard.
No worse prefaos to the story of l
human life can be devised than the
fixed conviction in a child's mind thai
he is of no especial consequence in th
world, The paren t who seek to Incul
cate wholesome humility by drilling
this persuasion into young heads and
hearts harm his offspring beyond hop
of reparation. Every boy and girl has
a right to have and to hold, in fuU con
sciousness of Ita value, the title-deed U
the father and moth er'a affections
The child should comprehend, as soon
aa he can lisp the even ing prayer, thai
the love, the compassion, - the never
Bleeping Interest of his earthly guard
ians, are of a like type with that wbtcb
warrants him in saying "Our Fathei
who art in heaven."
I greatly favor the hackneyed phraat
albeit often spoken highly "Ha
father' (or his moth el's) heart is bound
up in that child." If I knew a word
that would Intensify the idea of tbi
inseparablonea of , parental devotlol
from It object, that would convey to
our children how our souls ' and llvw
are knit, welded and fused into their,
I would use It here to make impregna
ble the position that each immortal
creature committed .to'- our keeping
must ' have au equal oo-helrshlp In tu
and in what we have to give. No man
or woman should have the fain tee!
shadow of justification for the murmur:
"My parents never gave me the ohanot
In life that wa gra oted to my brother
and (later. I wa the odd one at
home.',' It ought to(be aa lmposslblt
tat: human lore ' to demit ' upon thi
fourth a upon the first baby.
- So one aald quaintly of an all-round
wo -that 'she lived all- the thus
right' in the middle of her pasture "
Tale la God'a purpose for each of us, tx
tbepaatur, Urge or snail When w
orafnp ' the jbound of on child that
sooth wr mar -nevermore4 range, w re
morel .IUs '.Wftnerk and 'prove our
elvoexnflttot enter. Into the bl4
truth 'of the 'subllm impartiality of
Hi kthevnoo&lAAi-ioa Harlaad, fa
Uarper! Baa. T ' .
ARMED GUARDS. .
Xhalr Employment at Homestead Was B-
naoessary Soph la th DMlaratloa or lae
Baaaa Commit Appolated t lavwats
gas th Lao Troablas at HoatMlaad.
WA8HiK0T0r. Feb, It Mr. Galllnrer
from the saleot committee appointee by
the senate to investigate and report to
th senate the facts in relation to the
employment fpr private purpose' of
armed bodies of men ordetectivi in
connection . with differences betw -en
workmen and employer submitted th
report of the committee yesterday. Th
aide of the detectives was presentc.t Dy
fourteen different witnesses, promiiont
among them ' being the Pinkenona
themselvea ' The parts played by m
Pinkorton agency in the late Home
stead strike waa detailed by Mr. II. Cv
Frick, of the Carnegie company, and
Mr. Robert A. Pinkorton, of the detec
tive agency, and eight other important
witnesses.
The committee expresses the'opinlon
that if firms and corporation would
discontinue the employment of armed
men on occasion of threatened or ex
isting strikes, their interests would be
better subserved. Th committee de
clares that the employment of a private
armed guard at Homestead was unnec
essary. There was no evidence, thy
say, to show the slightest damage was
done or attempted to be done property
on the part of the strikers. At the same
time there seems to be no excuse for
the scenes of disorder and terrorism for
which the strikers were themselves re
sponsible. ' The committee reached this conclu
sion: 1-ltlghts of employers and workmen are
equal.
-Employers have an undoubted right, pro
vided they fulfill their agreement, to employ
aud dismiss men at pleaaura
8-Workmen can legally organize for mutual
protection and Improvement
4 When dissatisfied with wages or hours
they should attempt to arbitrate.
fr-FalUn? In this the7 havo a rlk-ht to discon
tinue work either alnnly or In a body.
0 Having discontinued, they have no right,
leralor moral, by force orlnttruidatlon, to keep
others from taking their plaots or to attempt to
occupy, Injure or destroy the property of their
employera.
7- In all controversies arbitration having
failed, rollance should be placed upon the power
and adequacy of the law.
8 Whether assumedly legal or not, tho em
ployment of armed bodlca of men for private
purposes , either by employers or employes
should not be resorted to and such use Is aa as
sumption of the auto's authority by private cit
izens States have undoubtedly authority to leg
islate against the employment of armed bodies
of men for private purposes, but the power of
congress to so legislate la not clear, although It
would seem that congress ought not to be pow
erless to prevent the movement of, such bodies
from one state to another.
In conclusion the committee say
that lti Investigations have led it to con
clude that the fault is not wholly on
one sido; that middle ground seems to
be In the direction of arbitratloa With
out making any recommendations, out
pleading for arbitration, the committee
closes its report by saying: "To that
end we bespeak tho co-operation of all
potrlotlo citizen and your committee
will welcome any legislation wnicn
will tend to securo to the laboring man
his every right i without depriving hli
employer of his, for both are guaran
teed by the constitution and the laws
of the land." -
A BATTLE FOR MILLIONS.
Legal ProedUi to b Btaa by tha
ltat of Pennsylvania to Couttneat th
tlr Property or th Eoonomlt Society.
Pittsburgh, Feb. -1L Th common
wealth of Pennsylvania has entered the
legal battle for the possession of the im
mense wealth of the Economite society.
The matter la now in the hand of
State' Attorney General Hensel and Is
being proaeouted by the ablest legal
talent of the Allegheny and Heaver
county bars. Th proceeding will be
instituted at once and will be far reach
ing in it result. If successful It will
Involve the absolute surrender of all the
property of the Economite society and
its confiscation by the state. It will be
a proceeding In escheat, baaed on estab
lished precedent of eminent legal au
thority and an act of assembly forbid
ding the conduct of societies whose
principles are at variance with publio
custom and against the spirit of the
constitution.
The archives-have been searched and
It I claimed sufficient authority ha
been obtainod to disrupt the celibate
community and turn It good and
chattel Into the state treasury. The
act of assembly making it unlawful for
churches and religious sect to hold
property in excess of a specified amount
will also be brought into the ease and
used as one of the strong points on the
plaintiff's aide of the case.
The proceedings have no connection
with the suit filed in Beaver eounty
courts by the Felcht tnd other Econo
mist, asking for a reoelver to wind up
the affair of the organization.
W.&L.E.RJ.
In effect Oct. 23, 1692.
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A.U. Bi.aih. JAMES M. II ALL,
Oi-n'l Vsnnrr Oi-n'n'n" Airft
LIFE PRESERVER.
Dr. E. C. Wi-nt't Ncrva snd brain trrstmetit. a M-
el(l-forhyiirrls, dliilnmi. flu, arnreliiia, hi-ulartie.
WftktifulDCM. lueutil dVprrlilon. oftrolnff of thft
brain, cauilngtnumnlly. misery, dfroy, drtth.pmrts.
turn old fttte. Drrvrtit drblllty tnd til dittoukIUcmvs
nd wMtlng o th brain, caoird by ovpr-urrttoa. A
oi nmu. weausr
irtfr for ! bni-i
month's trratmf nt for 8i. for S3 n
,nf.A ilv hoxot tu rum. Ruh on
with S3 will M-nd wrlitrn ausrsnti-s ui rarnnn it not
cured. t)urant iMuod onlf by 8. Hrosdwoll, (IruR-
clit. K. W. cor. squire sod.,
Pnrl-pfl-ld. III.
rialshad Ita Labors.
Chioaoo, Feb, 1L The hook commit
tee of the Methodist church of the
United States, finished lU labors in a
short session yesterday and adjourned
to meet a year henoe In Cincinnati. Dr.
Whitloclc resigned hi position aa chair
man of the western section of the com
mittee and Clement Studebaker, of In
diana, waa chosen a his successor. Rev.
Claudius D, Spencer wa chosen aa th
editor of the Rooky Mountain Christian
Advocate,' Mini-official organ pub
lished at Denver. With the exception
of the editor of the Methodist Review,
no other change were made in the ed
itorship. Report of th book agent
howed the tale In th last year to
have aggregated lt,07fl,45L
Horrors of tha Sweating SyiUm.
Chioaoo, Feb. 1L The committee of
Dllnoia legislator appointed to Invest!
gat the condition ol the sweat shop
of Chicago held 4 brief session at the
Sherman bouse yesterday morning- and
then started for th West Bid to see
th oondltlon whloh hare from time to
time been reported; The tint pUoa
visited was a anop at Ha MT l"ulk
treet, kept by an Italian, where t&e
committee louaa nv euuren, au be
tween the age oft and 15 years, work'
inn on boyV trouaara louref the
children were to sick with meaalet that
the were aotroyy able to work.
QEJEIH
We have sold Ely's Cream Balm shout
three years, sad have recommeuded its
use in more man a nunareu special esses
of cstsrrh. The unanimous answer to onr
inquiries is, "It's toe best remedy that I
have ever used." Our experience Is that
where parties coniiuued Its use. It never
fails to core J. H. Montgomery & Co.,
druggists, Decorsh, Iowa.
Y ben I began using hly s (. ream uaim
my cstsrrh was so bad I had headache the
whole time and dixcliargi-d a liirge amount
ot fllihy matter. That has almost entirely
disappeared snd I have nut hud hesdarhe
since. J. 11. Hummers, Btpphney KX 7
Prol. Loisette'8 Memory System Is
Creating greater Interest than ever In all
psrti of the country, and peisons wisuing
to Improve their memory nhnnlri send tor
his prospectus tree as ailveitited inan-otbercolmiifi
She islutthed
Awfully when I told her abut fo do for
those horrid pimples witli which ber I are
was covered. Hlie now ssys if yon wsnt a
nj ok and white complexion with nice
clear smooth skin you must 'tse that best
ol all blood purillera, Sulphur Hitters, tf
$500 Reward.
Wa will Dir tli at-nve reward for my cm of lirer
romplslnt. dyrpla. vb-k bf4a-i,o. iDfliKfitluQ,
flonil ipsiion or coiiTeii-Ba w w can n.i curn i,u
Wfii'i V.KPlabl Llvrrfllla, wh-n Hit- llreciloniar
sirlctlyroninllrdwlih. TIh-v an- pim-ly tradable
ana nTtr IKII to ki- in.iiriiao. nivr
Law hoim containing su pint, -tfornia. Ri warr at
counutrfella and Imliullona. Tilt a-i-uulre nmnufacl
tired only br tbe .lbn C. Weal tol"' ny, Chicago.
111. Bold by r. U. Folk
JAPANESE
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DtMltutirft, ointment tu oapcuiet, tm In rt4 nlim; '
ft immiI ti vn cure fur vxivnutl. Inlfninl blind or Mtvd-
Inn Itching, rhmnlr. rtrnt or lw1IUrf pH ml
tunny oUiurdlM'sUMiiuid rtjmaje waKm'Mi; imp .
wy un it lrrn-rtl l. ttV nm hi 1.1th, Th nrt
tflMNivarr or a tfMllra) quit rnrlirti oil ftfMntilo
with the knife uiinrorftury taM tr. TbUrfmcfi
hitu ntT rhffti known t full, ft pf hnt. for yf(
fat by mull. Why .uftVr from thii terrible jlltr.u
when.w Itirn ffunriiiiirr It prltl v-rlr glvei whhi
boxnA, tofetfancf th mon fry If hoi mirve). H. wn
for free midiX". .iMri.nic ImuiiI i.y D. V.k,
drB(r.iitmidaxlirnt, WellliwwB, O.
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