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500D AND BAD LUBS.
Dr. Talmago PreacfceB oa Thorn. a Sermon Dnmrstlr RlilpwrccU Often Follow Mub Mnilrilii.-I!i' Slaii IVlm rMi-iid 11 In Ett-nliigh at llonn t.t.-atl tin- llniipU-sl LAIe. In the following r-prrnon the popular Washington ilivim? gives some good :u vicc U those wlio frt-ouiMit triiilis. His text is: 11. Samuel, a: It: "Let the young men noiv ari.se ami pjay before There arc two armies encamped by the pool of (lilieon The time hang heavily on their hands. One army pro-)him'.- a game of swortl feneing. Noth ing could he more healthful and iitno- rent- The other army accepts me ivnu- , lunge. Tv el t o men against twelve men. the port opens. Kill something' went adversely Perhaps one of the hworils nen got an unlucky clip, or in sonic way had his ire aroused, and that which opened in sportf illness ended in violence each one taking his contest ant hy the hair and then with the Mvord thrusting him in the side; jo that that which opened in innocent fun ended in the massacre of all the at sportsmen. Was there ever a better illustration of what was true then, anil is true now, that that which is inno cent may be made destructive. At this season of the year the club houses of our towns and citien are in full play. 1 have found out that thcri is a legitimate and an illegitimate use of the club house. In the one ease it may become a healthful run cation, like the contest of the at men in Mic text when they licgan their play; in the other case it becomes the massacre of body, mind and soul, as in the uuxr of these contestants of the text when they had gone too far with their sport All intelligent ages have had their gatherings for political, social, artistic, literary purposes gatherings charac terized by the blunt old Anglo-Saxon designation of "club." If you have read history, you know that there was a King's Head club, a Ken .lohnson club, a Krolhers' club, to which Swift ami Kolingbroke belonged: a Literary club, w-hich Kurke anil Cold smilh and Johnson and Koswell made immortal; a Jacobin club, a Kenjamin Krauklin Junto club. Some of these to indicate justice, some to favor the aits, some to promote good manners. Mime to despoil the habits, some to de stroy the soul. If one will write an honest history of the clubs of Kngland, Ireland, Scotland, France and the I'jii ted State for the last Kill years, lie will write the history of the world. The club was an institution born on Kuglish soil, hut it has thrived well in American atmosphere. Who shall Loll how many belong to that kind of club where men put purses together and open house, apportioning the expense of caterer and servants and room, and having a sort of domestic establish ment a style of clubhouse which in my opinion is far better than the ordinary hotel or boarding house? Hut my ol jecl now is to speak of club houses of a different sort, such as the Cosmos, or Chevy Chase, or Lincoln clubs of this capital, or the "Union Leagues" of 111:1- f'tii. tito i'niinA 4wie club. of London: the Lotos, of Xew ork. where journalists, dramatists, sculp tors, painters, and artists, from all branches, gather together to discuss newspapers, theaters, and elaborate art; like the Amerieus. which camps out in summer time, dimpling the pool with its hook and arousing the forest with its stag hunt; like the Century club, which has its large group of ven erable lawyers and poets; like the Army and Navy club, where those who engaged in warlike service once on the land or the sea now coma to gether to talk over the days of carnage: like the New York Yarht club, with its lloating palaces of beauty uphols tered with velvet and paneled with ebony, having all the advantages of eleetrie bell, and of gaslight, and of king's pantry, one pleasure boat cost S3.000, another S15.000, another 850,000. another Sii.1,000, the fleet of pleasure boats belonging to the club having cost over Sa,000, 000; like the American Jockey club, to which belong men who have a passionate fondness for horses, fine horses as had Job when, in the scriptures, he gives us a sketch of that king of beasts, the arch of its neck, the nervousness of its foot, the majesty of its gait, the whirlwind of its power. crying out: "Hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? The glory of his nostrils is terrible; he paweth in the valley and rejoiccth in his strength; hi Kaith among the trumpets ha! ha! and he smelleth the battle afar of, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting;" like the Travelers' club, the Blossom club, the Palette club, the Commercial club, the Liberal club, the 'Stable Gang club, the Amateur Itoat club, and gambling clubs, the wine clubs, the clubs of all sizes, the clubs of all morals, clubs as good as good can be, and clubs as bad as bad can be, clubs innumerable. Dur ing the day they are comparatively lazy places. Here and there an aged man reading a newspaper, or an employe dusting a sofa, or a clerk writing up the accounts; but when the curtain of the night falls on the natural day, then the curtain of the club house hoists for the entertainment. Let us hasten up. now, the marble stairs. What an im perial hallway! See! here are parlors on the side, with the upolstery of the Kremlin and the Tuillerics; and here arc dining halls that challenge you to mention any luxury that they cannot afford; and here are galleries with sculpture, and painting, and lith ographs, and drawings from the best artists, Cropsey, and liier stadt, and Church and Hart, and Gifford pictures for every mood, whether you are impassioned or placid; shipwreck, or sunlight over the sea; Sheridan's ride, or the noon day party of the farmers under the trees: foaming deer pursued by the hounds in the Adirondacks, or the sheep on the lawn. On this side there are reading rooms where j'ou find all news papers and magazines. On that side there is a library, where you find all books from hermeneutics to the fairy tale. Coming in and out there are gen tlemen, some of whom stay ten min utes, others stay many hours. Some of these are from luxuriant homes, and they have excused themselves for a while from the domestic circle that they may enjoy the larger sociability of the club house. They arc from dis membered households, and they have a plain lodging somewhere, but they come to this club room to have their chielenjoymeat. If the dissipating club houses of this goustry would make a contract with "tterujcneucieg. 10 w;u w- the inferno to provide it10,000 jnen a year, and for ao yeai-s, on the condition that no more should oe asueu oi uni. the club houses could alrord to maue that contract, for they would save homesteads, save fortunes, save bodies, minds and souls. The 1U.W i men who would be sacrificed by that contract would be but a small part of the multi tude sacrificed without the contract. Hut I make a vast difference between club 4. I have belonged to four clubs a theological club, a ball club and two literary clubs. I got from them physi cal i vjii venation and moral health. What shall be the priijciplc? If God will help trie, I will lay down three principles to which yon have been in vited. First of all I want you totest the club by its influences on home, if you have a'home 1 have been told by H promi nent gentleman in club life that three- ftmrths of the members of the great clubs of tllf.se eities are married men. L'he wife soon liisi-?, her influence over her husband who nervously and louj- ishly looks niton all evening absence as an assault on domesticity. How are the great enterprif-cs of art and liter ature and beniflceiice to hi? curried on if every man is to have his wtjrlfl bounded on one side by his front door step, and on the other side by his back window, kiiowipfr nothing higher man his own attic, or pothljig lower than hir own cellar? That wife who be comes jculouMif her husband's atten tion to art. or literature, nr religion, or charity is breaking her own scepter of conjugal power. I know an instance where a wife thought her husband was giving too many nights to Chris tian service, Ut rlisiritalilc service to prayer meetings, ami to leiijfious con vocation She systematically decoyed him away until he attends no church, andiso;:;i rapid way to destruction, his morals pwc. hjs money gone and, J fear, his soul gone. Let any Chris tian vifp rejoice when her husband consecrates eveiii Jigs to the service of God, or to charity, or to ai t, or to any thing elovate'd; but let no man sacri fice home life to club life I can point out to you a great many iiameoof men who are guilty of this sacri lege. They are as genial as an gels at tlm t'ljlh house and a ugly as sin at home They arc gen erous on all subjects of wine suppers, yachts and fast horses, but they are stingy ahent the wife's dress and the children's shoes. That man has made that which might be a healthful re creation an usurper of his affections, and he lias married 'it, and he is guilty of moral bigamy, I'nder this process, the wife whatever her features, be comes uninteresting and homely, lie becomes critical of her. does not like the dress, does not like the way she arranges her hair, is amazed that he ever was so unroinautic as tu offer her his heart and hand. She is ahvavf wauling money, money, when slu ought to he discussing Kclipses. tint. Dexter, and thnby day, and Kuglish drugs with six horses, ajl answering the pull of one "ribbon." I tell yon. there are thousands oi houses in the cities being clubbed to death! There are club houses where membership always involves domestic shipwreck. Tell me that it man. has joined a certain club, tell me nothing more ahojit him for ten years, and J will write his hi.stoVy if he he still alive. The man..i wine-gnzder. his wife broken-f'ZT" or prematurely old, hi fortune gone or ix.-duiwlanit his home a mere name in a directory. Here are six secular nights in the week: "What shall I do with theinV" says the father and the husband. '"1 will give four of those nights to the improvement and entertainment of my family, either at home or in good neighborhood; I will devote one to charitable institutions; I will devote one to the club." I congratulate you. Here is a man who says: "I will make it different division of the six nights. I will take three for the club and three for other purposes." tremble. Here is a man who snys: "Out of the six secular nights of the week I will devote live to the club house and onp to the home, which night I will spend in scowling like a March squall, wishing I was out spending it as I had spent the other five." That man's obituary is written. Not one out often thousand that ever gets so far on the wrong road ever stops. Gradually his health will fail, through late hours and through too much stimulus. He will be first-rate prey for erysipelas and rheumatism of the heart. The doctor coming in will ut a glance sec it is not only present disease he must fight, hut years of fast living. The clergyman, for the sake of the feelings of the family, on the funeral day will only talk in religious generalities. The men who got his yacht in the eternal rapids will not be at the obse quies. They will have pressing en gagements that day. They will send flowers to the coffin-lid, and send their wives to utter words of sympathy, but they will have engagements elsewhere. They never come. llring me mallet and chisel, and I will cut on the tombstone that man's epitaph. "Klessed are the dead who die in the Lord." "No." you say, "that would not be appropriate." "Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like His." "No." you say. "that would not be appropriate." Then give me the mallet and chisel, and I will cut an honest epitaph: "Here lies the victim of a dissipating club house!" I think that damage is often done by by the scions of some aristocratic family, who belong to one of these dissipating club houses. People coining up from humbler classes feel it an honor to belong to the same club, forgetting the fact that many of the sons and grandsons of the large commercial establishments of the last generation are now, as to mind, imbecile; as to body, diseased; as to morals, rotten. They would have got through their property long ago if they had had full possession of it; but the wily ancestors, who earned the money by hard knocks, foresaw how it was to be and they tied up everything in the will. Now, there is nothing of that unworthy descendant but his grand father's name and roast beef rotundity. And yet how many steamers there are which feel honored to lash fast that worm-eaten tug, though it drags them straight into the breakers. Another test by which you can find whether your club is legitimate or il legitimatethe effect it has on your secular occupation. I can understand how through such an institution a man can reach commercial success. I know some men have formed their best busi- ' ness relations through such a channel. If the club has advantaged you in an honorable calling it is a legitimate club. But has your credit failed? Are bar Rainmakers more cautious how they. ' trust you with a hill of goods? Hare j . jvorm-catcn tug, though it uraga tUcm Ihc men whose names were down in.tUo commercial agency Al before they .en ;ered the club, been jroing down ever, since in commercial" hl'.mding? Then look out! You ami I every day know Df commercial. establishments going to ruin through the social excesses of one or two members. Their fortunes beat en to death with ball players' bat, or cut amidships by the front prow of the regatta, or going down under the .swift hoofs of the fast hoi-ses, or drowned in large potations of cognac and Morion s;ahelu. Their club house was the "Loch Karn." Their business house was the "ViJl'Mlu Havre." They struck, and the "Ville du Havre" went under. Which would you rather have pressed to your lips in the closing moment, the up of llalshazzarean wassail or the chalice of the Christian communion? Who would you rather have for your pall-bearers! the elders of a Christian church, or the companions whose con versation was full of slang and innu endo? Who would you rather have for your eternal companions, those men who spend their evenings betting, gambling, swearing, erousing and tell ing vile stories, or your little child, that bright, little girl whom the Lord took? Oh! you would not have been away so much nights, would you, if yon had known she was going away so soon? Dear me, your house has never been the same place since Your wife has never brightened up, She has not got over it; she never will get over it- How long the evenings are, with no one to put !o hod, and no ono to tell tho beau tiful K'.ble story! What a pity it is that, you cannot spend more evenings at home in trying to help her bear that sorrow! You can never drown that grief in the wine cup. You can never break away frjun thu JiHo arnis that used to be thing around your neck when sho used, to say: "Papa, do stay home to-night do. stay home to-night." You will never he able to wipe away from your lips the dying kiss of your little girl, 'l'he fascination of a, dissi pating club house is, so great that sometimes a man has turned his back on his honii when his child was dying of scarlet fever. He went away. le fore he got hack ut midnight the eyes had been closed, the undertaker had done his work, and the wife, worn out with three weeks' watching, lay uncon scious in I he mix, room, Then there is a rattling of 4he night key in the door, and the returned fa ther comes upstairs and sees the empty cradle and the window up. He says: "What hi the mat Itir?" In. Goil's judg ment day he will find out what wa's the matter. O man astray. God help you! Let me say to fathers who are be ejining dissipated, your sons will fol low you. You think your son docs not know. He 1 mows all about it. 1 have heard men who say, "I am profane, but never in the presence of my chil dren." Your children If w you swear. I have heard men bay, "I drink, but never in the presence of my children." Your children know you drink. I de scribe now what occurs in hundreds of households, in this country. The tea hour has arrived. The family are seated at the tea table. Kefoi-e the rest of the fs.mily mise from the table, the father shoves back his chair, says he has an engagement, lights a cigar, gpes out. comes back after midnight, and that is the history of ;'.05 nights of the year. Does any man want to stultifv. hi'uself ly soj'ing that j .;-:.V'hcaiiiiy. that that is right, that that is honorable? Would your wife have married you with such prospects? Time will pass on, and the son wil be Hi or 17 years of age. and you will beat thp tea table and he will shove back and have an engagement, and he will. light his cigar, and he will go out to the club house, and you will hear nothing of him until you hear the night key in the door after midnight. 15ut his physical constitution is not quite so strong as yours, and the liquor he drinks is more terrifically dragged than that which you drink, and so he will catch up with you on the road to death, t hough you got such a long start of him, and so you will both go to hell together. The way to conquer a wild beast is to keep your eye on him, but the way for you to conquer your temptations, my friend, is to turn your back on them and fly for your life. Oh, my heart aches! I see men struggling against evil habits, and they want help. I have knelt beside them, and I have heard them cry for help, and then we have risen, and he has put one hand on my right shoulder, and the other hand on my left shoulder, and looked into my face with an infinity of earnestness which the judgment day will have no power to make me forget, as he has cried out with his lips scorched in ruin, "God help me!" For such there is no help except in tne ivoro uou Almighty, i am going to make a very stout rope, l ou know that sometimes a rope-maker Will take very small threads and wind them together until after awhile they become ship-cable. And I am going to take some very small, delicate threads, and wind them together until they make a very stout rope. 1 will take all the memories of the marriage day, a thread of laughter, a thread of light, a thread of music, a thread of banquet ing, a thread of congratulation, and I twist them together, and I have one strand. Then, I take a thread of the hour of the first advent in your house; a thread of the darkness that preceded, and a thread of the light that followed. and a thread of the beautiful scarf that little child used to wear when she bounded out at eventide to greet you, and then a thread of the beautiful dress in which you laid her away for the resurrection. And then I twist all these threads together and I have an other strand. Then 1 take a thread of the scarlet robe of a suffering Christ. and a thread of the white raiment of your loved ones before the throne, and a string of the harp cherubic, and a string of the harp seraphic, and I, twist them all together, and I have a third strand. "Oh!" you say, "either strand is strong enough to liold fast a world." No. I will take these strands, and I will twist them together, and one end of that rope I will fasten, not to the communion table, for it shall be re movednot to the pillar of the organ, for that will crumble in the ages, but I wind it 'round and 'round the cross of a sympathizing Christ, and having fast ened one end of the rope to the cross, I throw the other end to you. Lay "hold of it! Pull for your life! Pull for Heaven! Long Finger Nails. 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'1 he Christmas McCluke's contained a complete Short Storv . . by Rudyard Kipling entitled "TheTomb ok His Ancestoks, the t.de of a clouded Tiger, an officer in the Indian army, and a rebellious tribe. We have in hand aLo a Ntiu Ballad, a power! il, grim, moving song of War Ships. It will be superbly illustrated. Mr. Kipling will be a frequent contributor. ANTHONY HOPE'S NEW ZENDA NOVEL Rudyard Kiilinr, Robert Barr. miliam Allen Ian .Hjil.ren, Oitave Tlianet. Stephen Crane, otheis, ti.e be-t story writers in the world, will to McCLURE'S duiing the coming year. EDISON'S LATEST ACHIEVEMENT Tilatsfe, by the most competent authority living. Lord Kelvin, a character sketch and substance oi a comeijittjii with this eminent scientist ou unsolved problems of science. Drawn from fifteen years personal ojufriencea man and eugin;er, by Herbert If. HaMflin. It uortr, adtr.'.ure, hazards, accidents and escapes, THE CUSTER MASSACRE Its houses streets, means of travel, water supply, safeguards of life and health, sports and pleasures the condition of life of the perfected city of the next century, by Col. George E. Waring, Jr., Commissioner of the Street-Cleaning Department of New York. MARK TWAIN Andree: His Balloon and his Expedition, from materials furnished by the brother of Mr. Strinberg, AndreVs companion. Seen Iledi in Unexplored Asia, a story of remarkable adventure and endurance. luxndor in Thibet. His own storr. He was Jackson in the Far North. The famous explorer the boundaries of human habitation. NANSEN The great Arctic explorer has written an article on the possibilities of reachin the North Pole ; on the methods that the next expedition should adopt and the lmDOrtant scientific knowledge tn he nin.il V, -n ....)..; . 1 i climate, the ocean currents, depths and temperature greatest value to science. 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In splendid invention, in characters, in dramatic situations it is the noblest and most stirring novil that Anthony Hope has ever written. IVhite. and manv SHORT STORIES BY GREAT AUTHORS contribute Edison's Wonderful Invention, l'he result of eight yean constant labor. Mountains cround to dust and the iron ore extracted by magnetUn. Vie Fastest Ship. An article by the inventor and constructor of "Turbinia, a vrsselihat can make the SDeed of an nnr. tram Af..L:- - f . brakeman. fire. is a narrative of THE RAILROAD MAN'S LIFE and is as vivid The account of this terrible fight written down by Hamlin Garland as it came from the lips of Tvio Joons, an old Indian Chief who waa a participant in it. NEW YORK IN 1950 Mark Twain contributes an article in his old manner, describing his voyage from India . South Africa. The illustration are by A. B Frost andVrr Newell, and are as droll and humorous asthe article itself! ADVENTURE caDtured. tortured and fi..?.ll ,.nn..t . t.i:- writes of the yean he lived ia regions ir north of of the water, etc. This knowlcd"-: will be of i ha ILLUSTRATIONS - tjIKtKlenil