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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1001.
IU WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 T. Most en couraging to nil Christian woikcra In Kins discourse of Dr. Talmago while dc nyin the accuracy of statistics which represent Sunday titicllcncos as diminish ing, text, Hebrews x, 1!.', "Not fmsak Inn tj'.p asscmblltii,' of ourselves to gether." Startling statements hnve been made In many of the pulpits nnil In some of the religious nowspnpeis. It Is heard ever mid over again that rhurcli ntteud mice in America is In deendenee. I deny the statements by presenting some hard facts. No one will dispute ihe fact Unit there aro more (hurehes In America than ever lit fori', one denomination averaging two new rhmelies every ilay of the year. The law of demand and supply is as in ixraiie in tne Kingdom u v.,i as u is in the world. More churches suppicd rrgucs more church privileges demanded. , M to banks, more hankers; more fn- , t "Us, m.,re matiiifactiirers; more sh.ps, , t -re importers; more churches, more at- teiiilants. In nil our cities within u few years clmr.hca have been built large enougb to swallow up two or three of the o.d ino chuicbes. I cannot understand with what kind of arithmetic nnd slate pencil a man calculates when he comes to the conclu sion that church attendance In Amcr ca is in decadence. Take the aggregate of the number of people who enter no mmf or I, d now and compare it with lb- i.Kgrc- j pate of the people who entered the house of (,od twriity-hve years ago, an 1 the I li 'eent iiitindaiice i tour to ono. 1 he i facts aie must oxhilaialing instead of be ing ileprf ssing. That man who presents tie opposite statistics must have been D' st unfortunate in his church acquaint luce. You are not to nrgtio adversely In cause heie and tlicie a church is di pletcd. I hurrhi's li:ic their day. H.niietimes n or. hi U-o will entirely occupy a neigh -I ' .d aiiil crowd out the chinches and f o 11 . a ordinarily attendant upon them. S ! t i's a church perishes through In lenjodne strife. I'ut there are no facts to overthrow the statement that I have link 111 regard to the incicismg nttelid nti''L upou the house of 1 Jud. Now, I am rtady to admit, as every intelligent man W II admit, that there are chundiet, which hive Imii depleted, and it is high time that a sermon bo preached for the benefit tf young mrn who nio just entering the g ispei ministry nni for the warning of prosperous churches as to what are tho T.1US0S of decline in nnv case. If iner- thandise ciowd out a church, that cannot te helped, but under nil other circum- ' stances decadence in church attendance 1 Is the fault either of the chinch or of the pastor. 1 (c of Modern MpIIuhIk. Chun his are often cleared of their au diences l the attempt to transplant the modes of tin past into thf' present. The modes ai I 1111 thuds of fifty years ago are no inure Mppn.priiite for today than tho l iles innl methods of today will bo ap fi prmte for fifty years hence. Pr. Kirk, i M.Ki'.y. Ur. Mason. Dr. He Witt, Jlr Yerinilyea and hundreds of other men ju-t as gom as they wire never ner tinner me uuruen 01 ine peopir on lacked nrdien.is. because tiny weie the hold's day and give them a good nhron-t of the tune in which they lived. Mout lift, and we can do it. We have it People will not be interested in what we ill our own way. It is n great pity if, f-.y unlr-s we understand the spirit of .with the lloor clear and no interruption, the d.iy m which wo live. All the woe- ' we cannot during the course of an hour licsr.n -h statistics are rivet, hy those get our hymn or our prayer or our ser who 11 e trjins in our time to work with mon under such momentum we can, by ttie winioiit nin hiiiery of the past times, the help of God, lift the people, body, S b nn n miirl t Msi as well throw tho mind nnd soul, clear out of their sins, , f r .cs out nr (huich basements temptations nnd trouhler. I met .listitute he f . t stoves which our' 1 think that ministerial laziness often trr" I tlu-s u oil 1,, carry with them to ir.ei !,,.(;. ami throw out o'nr organs and our cornets and takt the old fashioned tiinirg folk, striking it on the knee and licit 1 fimg it t. tin ear to catch the 41.1 h of the hi n and might as well ihi"W not our 11 !. .11 platforms and mod- trn 1 nlpi'H nr., i.l.stiuite the wineglnRD pulpit up win ii the minister used to tl'n.b to the ,c?.zy height of Mont Hlnnc .0oi;tarines Mini then go in out of sight nnd ehut the door after him. When you can i:et tb" gient masses of the people to take passage from Albany to Ituffnlo in stage- c a"h or canalboat in preference to the lightning express train which doeh It in Xc ir I inrs, then you can get the great lrasps of the people to go to n church half a century behind the time. The trouble begins away back in the theological seminaries. It Is a shame that larger provision is not innde for trimeters of religion, for the sick nnd the aged nnd the infirm who hnve worn themiiflves out in the service of God. We have nnval nsylums nnd soldiers' nsi'.nms for men who fought on land li". sea for our country when these men hive become aged or crippled, and it is n shun.e that larger pioison is not irnde for the good sold ers of Jesus Clri-t who have worn themselves out in 1'a thr.g for the Lord. Hut lack of pro- v.'i. n .11 that respect makes a tendency to turn our theological seminaries Into hospitals for sick and aged and infirm ministers. A hen n man begins to go down, they give him the title of I). D. by tway of resuscitation. If that fails, then the tendency is to elect him to n pro- i sortte In seme theological seminary. There .ire grand exceptions to tho rule, Iftt it Is often the case that tho pro- fiisorate in .1 theological seminary is occupied by some minister of Ihe gospel vv.ho, not being able to preach, is set to tench others how to preach. In more cn.-,w than one the poorest speaker in 1110 inciiiiy is me proressor or elocution iVe want more wide nwake, more able bodied, ableininded men, more cnthu riastlc men in our theological seminaries end i-i the profssoiates men like Addl on Alexander, who could during the fU'eeik teach young men the theory of p.eachiiih .,nl then on Sunday go Into the j llpil nnd with the thunder nnd lightning c.f Christian eloquence show the'D how. What would you think of a faulty of unsuccessful merchants to Irniu yoiiuit merchants or a faculty of iiniuccesBful lawyers to train young law iyf ? It l often the case that theo logical beiuinnrles cut aman nnd clip lilm nnd square him nnd mold him and iiore him and twist him until all tho ludivldiiM is gone out of hlti nnd ho la cnly a poor copy of n man who wna elected to n professorate because he could not preach. Wo nvnnt less dead wood in the theological seminaries nnd more flaming evangels. I declare that 11 man who cannot prenrh himself cannot teacl- others how to preach. Sjinpn tlili'H of Oie I'eoplr, At a meeting of the getmral assembly of the Presley lei win church of tho I'lilled States u eliigyinan accustomed em the tSnbhath to preach to nil audience of two or three h ti bed people, in 1111 audience l"otn thnt c- 1 I hvi fifteen bundled, was Hi oiii'i 1 1 1 u 1 lull 11 bell ill on how to prillty was too much for tlio risibilities of many of tho clergy In the audience. Now, n young man coming out from such be dwarfing inlluences, how can he enter Into the wants and the woes and the sympa thies of the people who want on the Lord's day a practical gospel that will help them all the week and help them for ever? Young ministers nro told they must preach Christ and him crucified. Yes, but not as an abstraction. Many a minister has preached Christ and him cruci fied In such n way that he preached an nudlenee of live hundred dnwp to two hundred, and from two hundred to ono hundred, nnd from one hundred to fifty, and from fifty to twenty, and on down Utilll there was but Utile left save the sexton, who was paid ti slay until the service was over and lock up. There is a great deal of cant about Christ and him crucified. It is not Christ and him crucified as an abstraction, but as an om- "'pmeiu sympnu. m l- ''"" ., ...II .1 ..II ,1.- WIII11H Ilini 1C'HII O'll l1IIIOMM.il mucin- ft Christ who will help us In eveiy domes tic, social. finanrin1, political, national struggle n Christ for the parlor, a Christ for the nursery, a Christ for the kitchen, u Christ for the barn, a Christ for to street, a Christ for the store, a Christ for the hanking home, a Christ for the fac tory, a Christ for the congressional as smhly, n Christ for the courtroom, a Christ for every trial and eveiy enter geney nnd every perturbation. It is often tin' case that the difficulty begins clear back In the home circle ! with misapprehension as to wbiih child ought to be eon-ivratcd to the ministry. , , , . ....... , ,, , , nt n wl,on ,,0 ,,.,,, nt srllno( , wnviI Rrts ,,, )rst of Makp hiln ' n ,nc,roi,inti n,. wi BOon ,ber a for- . tnnp nn() RO rij;M , , t(J place nmon(. th(, r, imrr,,nl prjnces. George . has great cerebral development. I'hren- I lIo8cnn,.( inlli;,,nce is larue Make him n riwvrr- Hp .in nr(.UP lis ,vn, ,,, tht, , front aml ,)r w , ta,.p pnr(, ,,. ,iln Mn,,f!r.l,u n,,d elm Storvs Tlnnr . has large girth at the chest and is mili tary In his stop nnd bearing. Send him to West Point We shall pee him yet a Itrli.nil i er fnn. 1 1 Wtllinm la fnTld nt fi(,trIln(;i os, ,.,.,v of sketching ships, nm, hp ,.miws ,,,,, nlmM, V0SS(,, nn 0,(, snj,0,. M.l;(, n . j, ipi,uil(tor. , .. . , , , , sllcr,,ss. fully wrestle with the Cnrihbcnn whirl- I wind. Aleck is not very well. lie has never had very good digestion. Since that last malarial nttael, his spleen is enlarged. lie has a morbid way of look ing at things. Ho will sit for hours look ing at one figure in the carpet. Ills man ners are so mild, so soft, so gentle, so nftectlonate, so heavenly, and he cries e.'islly. Make Win a minister. Now, my friends, that is 11 crrat mistake If you want to consecrate one of your sons to the gospel ministiy. take the one widest awake, the brawniest, the most bril liant, the mot inosistible, the most po tent. A trenieni!' i". work opens before a. profession irlin one object is to lift the nations toward Cod and prepaie them for heaven MeettnK" I'ulillc Need. Ah, my friends, (hurehes will he largC- "'"i""" J"" i,l"i,"",u'1 "tors can meet tie ir wants, meet their Mlfforiugs, meet tin ir bereavements and teir sympathies. If there be a church with small help, small audience; medium help, medium nudience; lnrge llolP' ,arB? audience if mere lie a ram- ino in a city and three depots of bread and on? depot has 100 loaves and an other r00 loaves nnd unnthcr depot 10,000 loaves, the depot that has 100 loaves will have applicants, the depot thnt has riOO loaves will have far more applicants, the depot that has 10,0IM) loaves will have throngs, throngs, throngs. Oh, my brethren in the Christian min istry, we must somehow get our shoul- rmpties the church of auditors. Hearers, who are intelligi nt tlirough reading news- papers nnd hy active association in bus! uos circles, will not on the Sabbath sit and listen to platitude.?. Hearers 'will not come to sermons which have in then no important fncts, no information, no f-tirring pMvcr, no adaptation, no fire, The pew will not listen to the pulpit tin- the pulpit knows more than the pew. Ministerial laziness has cleared out many thurches. Such ministers saunter around from parlor to parlor under the name of pastoral visitation nnd go gadding about through the village or the city on or- rands of complete nothingness nnd wrap their brains around a cigar and smoke them up, nnd then on Snturday afternoon put a few crude thoughts together and tn Sunday morning wonder that the theme of Christ and him crucified does ret bring n large audience, and on Mon- lay sit down and write jeremiads for tho religious newspapers about the decadence t church attendance. CliiircliKiln nn n nnty. People will not go to church merely as t matter of duty. There will not next labbnth he a thousand people in any city who will get up in the morning and say: The Uiblo says 1 must go to church. It ,!1V ,i,y ,0 Ko to church, therefore I ;i 0 t0 cl,rr,." The vast multitude b( p,.,.p(. who go to church go to chinch hPran-e thev like it, nnd the multitude of r.,,, i0 ,vi,c) ftny away from church stay u av becnuse thev do not like it. I am , "speaking about the way the world (,!, t to be, I am speaking nhout tho way (). ,Vfiri(i is. Taking things as they are, Vf ,uht make the centripetal force of t1(. church mightier than the ceu.trlfugnl. ' We imi-t make our churches magnets t draw the people thereunto, so that m., win foe! uneasy if he d"cs not go church, saying: "I wish I had gone this morning. I wonder if I can't dress yet and grt there in time. It is 11 s'chek; now they are singing. It Is half past 11; now they are preaching, I won di r when the folks will be homo to tell us what was said, what has been going on." When the impression is confirmed thai our chiirrhes, by nrchltecture, by music by sociality and by sermon, shall be made the most attractive places on earth, then we will want twjco ns many churches as we have now, twio as large, nr.it then they will not half accommodate the people. I say to the young men who nro enter lug the ministry, wo must put on moro I force, more energy and into our religious 1 services more vivacity If wo want tho 1 people to come, You look Into n church court of nny denomination of Christians. I'ir-i .10 , in men of largo com mon sen-.,, nnil enrnest look. The educa tion of their minds, the piety of ttir hearts, the holiness of their lives, qualify them for their work. Then you will find In every clim-ch court of every denomina tion a group of men who utterly niuaiio you with the fact that such semi-lm-hecllity can get nny pulpits to preach in! Those are the nicu who give forlorn stn tistlcH about , lunch decadence, Frogs nevrr cron'' m r i .niug water; always In stagnant. II I Miy to all Christian ThiTH, lo 1 sinmiHj. b(.),ni ((.c.chers, ' 11 1 to 1 11 ministers of lln "' " ' i- S .nihil schoi h i)uu our piujcr lueotinga una our clinrches to gather the people we must freshen up, The simple fact is, the peo ple nre tired of the humdrum of re ligionists. Religions humdrum Is the worst of nil humdrum. You say over and over ngaln, "Come to Jesus," until the phrase means absolutely nothing. Why do you not tell them n story which will make them como to Jesus in five minutes? You say that nil Sunday school teach ers nnd all evnngellsts nnd all ministers must bring their Illustrations from tho Ilihle. Christ did not when he preached. The most of the lllble was w .ui before Christ's time, but where did ue get his Illustrations' He drew them from the lilies, from tlw; ravens, from salt, from a candle, from n bushel, from long faced hypocrites, from gnuts, from moths, from lnrge gates and small gates, from a 1 camel, from the needle's eye, from yeast ' In the dough of bread, from a mustard seed, from a fishing net, from debtors nnd creditors. That is the reason multitudea followed Christ. His illustrations were so easy and so understandable. There fore, my brother Christian worker, if you nnd I find two Illustrations for a religious subject and the one. Is n lllbln Illustration nnd the other Is outside the Hllile I will tnke the latter, because I want to bo like the Master. Looking across to a hill Christ saw the city of Jerusalem. Talk ing to the people about the consplculty of ChrlMlnn example he said: "Tho world Is looking nt you. He careful. A city that is set on n hill ennnot be hid." While ho was speaking of the divine care of God's children a bird flew past. He said, "He hold the tavens." Then looking down into the valley, all covered at that sea son w ith (lowers, he said, "Consider the lilies." Oh, my brother Christian work ers, what is the use of going away off in some olisciiie pnrt of history or on the other side of t?e earth to get nn illustra tion when the earth and tho heavens are full of illustration.-? VleiirtmiN SnfTerlnic. Why should wo go nway off to get nn illustration of the vicarious suffering of Jesus Christ when at Hloomfield, N. J two little children were wnlklng on the ' rail track and n train was coming; hut 1 Uiey were on a bridge of trestlework, and the little girl took her brother nnd let him down thiough tho trestlewotk ns gently ns she could toward the water, very carefully and lovingly nnd cautious ly, so that he might not be hurt in the fall and might be picked up by those who were standing near by; while doing that the Haiti struck her, and hardly enough of her body was left to gather into a funeral casket? What was that? Vicarious suffering. Like Cbiist. l'ang for others. Woe for others. Suffering for others. Death lor others. What il tho use of our going away off to find an illustration in past ages when in Michi gan a mail carrier on horseback, riding on, pursued by those llames which had swept over a hundred miles, saw nn old man by the roadside, dismounted, helped the old man on the horbo, saying, "Now, whip up nnd get away?" The old man got nway, but thu mail carrier perished. Just like Christ dismounting from the glories of heaven to put us on the way of deliverance, then falling back into the Unities of sncrifico for others. Pang for others. Woe for others. Death for others. Vicarious suffering. What Is the use of our going nway off in ancient history to find nn illustration of the fact that it is dangerous to defy God when in the Adlrondnrks I saw a Hash of lightning and bolt so vivid I said. "Thnt struck something very nenr?" A few hours afterward we found that two farmers that Monday morning had been sentcd under a tree, tho one boast ing how that the day before on the Lord's day he had got his hay In nnd so cheated the Lord out of that pnrt of the time anyhow, and both of them laughing over the achievement by which they had wrong'-d the Lord of his holy day, when the lightning struck one dead Instantly, and the other had been two weeks In bed when we left the Adlrondncks and has become an invalid, I suppose, for life, lie did not main- as much out of tho Iird ns ho thought he did. Was it nny less an illuH ration for my soul because I met the clergyman on his way homo from the funeral, and he told me of tho facts and said the body of the man who had been destroyed was black with tho elect! h ity ? O Christian workers, we have got to freshen up. What is the use of our go ing back in the Christian classics to find an illustration of the victorious Chris tian deathbed when my personal friend, Alfred Cookman, a few- years ago went nway in as imperial grandeur ns did Kdward I'ayson? Is it nny less nn illus tration to me and to you because I met him a few weeks before in front of Trin ity church, Bioadwny, and I said, "Conk nan, you look as if you were working too hard?" Where in all the classics is then, such n story as that of Cookmnn when, in his Inst moment, he cried, "I am sweeping through the gates washed in the blood of the Lamb?" The Illemecl Heat. What is the use of going away off to get an illustration when in a house nn Third avenue, Brooklyn, I saw a woman 1 dying, and she said, "Mr. Talmage, I hi an n used to be to me n great way 1 i;fi. I. ut ii now Is just at the foot of the bed?" 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Then she tried to sing, and she struck one glad note, high note of praise to Christ, but could sing only one word, "He," and then all wns still. She finished It In heaven. Oh, follow Christian workers, what h the use of our being stale and obsolete nnd ancient when nil around us nte these evidences of God's grace, God's deliver ance, God's mercy nnd God's wisdom? We hnve got to freshen up in our ser mons, freshen up In our songs, freshen up In our zeal, freshen up in our con secration, nnd If wo do It, my brethren and sisters, we will no more have to coax people to come to church than If you throw corn on the ground you have to coax pigeons to come nnd eat It, no more than you would have to coax a tired horse to eat oats you throw in bis manger. Yes, wo must freshen up in out Sunday schools and in our prayer meet ings and in our pulpits. ,n .Vreil 1'or ApolOBleii, It is high time that the church of God stopped writing apologies for tho church. Let the men who ale on the outside, wli i despise religion, write the apologies. If nny people do not want the church, thev need not hnve it. It is a free country. If nny man does not want tho gospel, In; need not hnve It. It is a free countiy. Hut you go out, O people of God, ami give the gopel to the millions of Americ a who do want It! It Is high time to stop skirmishing and bring on n general en gagement. I want to live to se-e the Ar mageilihin, all the armies of heaven and hell In battle array, for I know our con queror on the white horso will gain the (lay. Let the church of God be devoted to nothing else, but go right on to thii conquest. When Moses with his army wns trying to conquer the Ethiopians, profane his tory says. It was expected that he would go In a roundabout way and come by tho banks of the river, ns other armies had done, because the straight route was In fested with snakes, nnd no army and no limn had dared to go across this berpent infested icglon. Hut Moses surprised them. He rent his men out to gather up ibises. The ibis is a bird celebrated for serpent slaying, and these ibises were gathori'd into crates nnd into baskets, nnd they were carried nt tho head of the army of Moses, and, coming up to the serpent Infested region, the crates were opened, and the ibises Hew forth, nnd the way was cleared, nnd the army of Moses marched right on and came so uuexpect edly on the Ethiopians that they flew in wild dismay. O church of God, you are not to inarch In a roundabout way, but to go straight forward, depending upon winged inlluences to clear tho way. Hosts of the living God, march on, march on! Church attendance, large now, is going to bo larger yet. The sky is brightening In every direction. I am glad for tho boy and girl five years old. I think they may see tho millennium. The wheel of Christian progress has nev er made ono revolution backward. The world moves, the kingdom advances. All nations will yet snltite tho standards of Prince Imninnuel. To him be glory In the church throughout nil nges! Amen. rcp)ri;ht, 1001, I.ouU Klopsch, N. YJ A Cnsr For tlie Whlpptnu Pout. In Delaware the whipping post litis proved efficacious and economic. Crimi nals are deterred from committing of fenses, and when they do commit them shorter terms of imprisonment accom pany whippings, the burden upon the community Is lightened and the Jails, which are public schools of crime, are kept reasonably clear of dangerous, hardened criminals. Much has been heard of "Jersey justice," which is prompt nnd relentless, but the defenders of the whipping post maintain that Delaware justice is even superior, as it not only swiftly punishes criminals, but more ef fectually prevents crime by "warning with n loud voice nnd ruling with a strong nrm." The efficiency of Delaware's system may be shown from her court records, nnd the only question is whether the price paid for the result is too high. The advocates of corporal punishment con tend that the "wave of humanitarian sentiment" has degenerated into weak foirimentallty. Not only has vindictive ness in punishment been abolished, hut the extreme sensibilities of philanthropic, well meaning men and women liavo caused us to lose tight of the very ob jects of retributive justice. "Let me re member," the great English judge, Sir Matthew Hale, was wont to say, "when I find myself inclined to pity n criminnl, thnt there, is likewise a pity duo to the country." The ndvocntes of the whipping post believe that penologists have forgotten the community and have their objects centered wholly upon tho desire to "cure" the criminal. Alan Cunlnghnm In Prank Leslie's Popular Monthly. Dellvrrliiir Cunl In I.omloii, A proof of the conservative ways of tho Kngllsh people is tho manner in which coals for tho household fires 111 e distributed nnd stored. Instead of the American coal cart, which is loaded In less than live minutes from an elevated coal bin, tho American visiting London finds nn ordinary wagon made to enrry about n dozen large bags qt coal, which aro filled one by ono nt an expense of much time and labor and thou lifted into the vehicle like so mnny milk cans. When an American coal cart reaches the house where Its load Is to be dumped, the cart Is backed up against the sldo of the pavement, the shoot is drawn out like the barrel of a telescope and the end inserted in the coal hole. In n few min utes the entire load, with tho rush of water falling over n small cataract, runs down Into u henp on tho tloor of the coal cellar. In London, on tho other hand, encli bag of coal has to bo taken sepa rately from tho wagon nnd emptied ns nenr as may he In the coal hole, and when tho task Is nt last finished the coal which has fallen on the pavement has to bo la boriously shoveled into tho coal cellar. Nineteenth Century. Aaplmlt Plivliifl-. Spread out in ono sheet tho 20,000,000 square yards of asphalt paving which lias been Intel In over lf cities in North Amer ica would blanket 8 square miles, and yet the road builders say that this coun try has only just begun the use of as phalt for street pavement. WHAT'S IN A NAME. Ills nnmn was Ilolllday; lie lolled, with ne'er a rest And llttbi wortli was In Ills tolling, at tho best. Iter n'imo was Mary Wright; She watched him toll along, And. hopeless, saw nt Inst, That she had married wrong. Exchange. Don't wait until you become chronlenllv eonstli ati 1 but take DeWltt'r Little Larly Misers now mid tin n 'J'hey will k pj voir ll-'er nnd bowels In good cider Hum to I ike S 'r pills , " SuK 1.1 & Young, A r 1 1.1 ,, h jGosseln, li, R-Crandall, Wlnooskl. HEART DISEASE. 60ME OF THE PECULIAR ASPECTS OF THIS DREAD MALADY. Anger, Ilnste, Tntinrco nnd ICxcm of All Kinds l'o rh hi ile 11 to tin Unfor tnnnte 1'ONseasor Th l.'enr of Dvnth Thnt It Iiiitiilln. A Inwycr wns talking with a friend when n sudden pallor came over his face. Thrusting his hnnd quickly Into a wnlst coat pocket he drew out n small phial, from which he poured two or three pellets Into the palm of his hand and swallowed thein. He wns a stout, robust man, hav ing every appeurnncu of health. Ills friend exclaimed: "Why, .lack, what's the matter? What are you taking those pills for?" Jack smiled grimly. "There Is sometlilng tho matter with my luart," lie replied. "Now and then the machine gets out of order. Koine of the wheels don't work or n cog slips. If nt those periods I can get those llttlo pellets of strychnine down quick enough, the difficulty is died up for the time be ing. Hut one of these days the poison will get in its work too lute, and then" The elipsls wns supplied by n look moio eloquent thnn words. "Whnt Is the nature of your heart af fection? Have ,1011 been examined?" "Yes. I presume that in "," years I have been examined by .10 physicians. Hut no two of them ever ngrecd as to the exast nature of my disease." "What arc your symptoms?" "The first and most prominent symp tom Is the fact that I am constantly made nware that I have n heart. Kithor it is beating so sh wly that 1 can scarcely feel it or else it is ineing like a Corliss engine nt full speed. At night I can hear it creaking nnd straining like nn old schooner olf Point Judith in a storm. I bnie often smiled to myself in the dark hours just before dawn when I hnve been nwakened by some frightful struggle on the pait of my heart to keep up its nat ural rhythm to think how sotim strong man, n baseball player or nn nthlete, who never knew he had 11 heart, would rt if such an attack eaine upon him suddenly." "Oh. it ie only n case of ilybpepsla," said his friend. "I often have green feel ings nrouinl the heart myself." "Yes, that's what all your friends tell you," said the lawyer. "They want to cheer you up. It's u good tiling that they do. Heart disease is naturally depiess ing. Consumptives nlways believe they aic1 going to get well, but n man whose bea it is affected is positive that he won't live n week." "I suppose the condition of your heart prevents you from running?" "Yes. und any form of severe physical exercise. I wouldn't run a block- for CiO.OUO. I am never in n hurry to catch a car. I usually take from two to three minutes to wall; up the stairs of the ele vated road." "What effect does heart trouble have upon the mind?" "Well, I suppose that depends upon tho man. If lie he of the highly imaginative tjpe, the consciousness thnt his heart is dl-eased is always depressing. There nro limes w hen be is perfectly quiet or when the heart is gently htiinulr.ted by poisons, sin ii ns strychnine or alcohol, that he is comparatively fiee from distressing s.wnptoms. Put the knowledge that his lnait is weak never wholly leaves him. It follows him everywhere. He dare not drink because ho is afraid of overstimula tion and consequent palpitation. lie niUbt not use tobacco because the weed lias a depressing influence upou hif life pump. II" dares not permit his temper to gel the better of his judgment. The heart is peculiarly susceptible to anger. Should n i.ian grossly insult him he must grin and bear it, for both tho passion of resent ment und the physical effort required to place a blow would result in nmre injury to t he man himself than to his enemy." 'I can mo Iroin your remarks that heart disease has some moial advan tages." "Yes; it certainly is a deterrent so far as alcohol, tobacco and anger are con cerned. In fact, a heart physically bad is oppssod to vice of any kind. It kicks up n row 1'ien if n man tries to do n little Icn ing." "Is there nny pain?" "Not in tlio sense that the word Is gen rrally understood. If jour linger is caught in a door crack, there is a vivid sense of suffeiing, but no fear. With heart trouble theie is no acute pain, but plenty of uneasiness ami an awful sense of weakness. Anguish is the better word to describe it. "I hnve been walking along n street, feeling in my normal condition, when a chasm has opened in the sidewalk a thou sand feet deep, and 1 hnve stood on the bunk trembling nnd sweat ing with ap prehension. A feeling of such awful weakness and apprehension has como ever mo that 1 have been paralyzed, speechless. There was absolutely no physical indication that anything had happened, but the mental appreciation was frightfully appalling. "At such times my heart had telegrnph id my brain that it was tired. It had been pumping nway in my breast ever unco I was born, never slopping. And ,iuw, in some Inscrutable manner, which Ihe wisest of doctors can give no rational vplanntiou of, it lias stopped heating for !lie fraction of a second. Put in that ! lef space of time all the organs of tho o.ly hnve In en notified that something Is 'he matter with tl nglne. "You stand hesitating on the brink of mother existence or annihilation, listen ng to see If the engiiio will lesunie its 3I1I time heat. Then is the tlino that your rlanimy fingers leach for your waistcoat pocket. In your haste you tako a double lose. Slowly the noble organ responds to ihe stimulus, and you aie saved for tho lime, "1 believe that I make no exaggeration in tho statement that I have really to all litems and purpo.sch died a thousand lenths. Hut such Is the wonderful elas icity of the mind, so buoyant is hope, thnt after the most severe of these at jicks it leaves nn lasting Impression. Hut uHturnlly try to get tlio little bottle out luick." New York Sun. Content nitlier Wnjr. "People are always content with their hildren," said Mr. Crusty. "Yes," answeied Mr. lJusty. "If n boy 1 Is dillident, they say he is naturally re Sued, and if he is boisterous they say ho j s sure to make his way in the world." lYashlngton Star. I SliiKln river, ' I called her my wild Irish rosn and nsk id her to marry me. "Hut wild roses nro nlways single!" rried she, with a mocking laugh, Detroit trea Press, POUTIt OF Till! PRKSS. It wns late, und netting later. However, that did not slop the sound of mutlled voices In the pat lor. Meantime tho frns meter worked stead ily. The pater endured It ns Ioiik ns he couil and then resolved 011 heiolo measures. "Phi Ills." lie c ilU'd from the head of the stairs, "Ins the inoiiilng apcr 1 0111a id" j No Ir ' replied tin fun a man on tho Pnllv llueti wi are holding the form f ir 111 Import ut id im ui 1 n 1 tin pirti r w t but U t 1 bed iv 1 di r g If tlnj w i 1 ci ii bou 1 or live with J him. Colorado HprlnRS Qazotto. j . ... , ... ..w-itGLAH. it t'ef. . tVlier" n"iJ V.'1iiro Xot to Kltfe Veiilr Vulunlilcn. "It I "'t tip to r-.e." snid the rrtlrod Imt-'lar, "to trll where to hide your vnln iibh" so tii.it you cannot have them stol en, hut 1 can tell you where not to IiMh them nnd save you lots of trouble In giv ing tlii'in up, Here is a list of hiding places to avoid; "(itandfather's clock. (Hurglars hide In them often.) "In the mattresses. "t'tnler the carpets. (Kaslly located In sneak shocs.l "In the rag bag or wastehasket. "In an unused grate or up a chimney. "In sofa pillows or furniture. "In the Ice chest. "It certnlnly is not n compliment to tho ability of a professional to seciete goods In nny of those places and tint expect him to lind them without half nn effort. Tin.' scooped out volume of I Meltons or Thnck eray Is as easily located, and the dia monds or roll of money which takes the place of literature Is a fntnlllnr find. Tlio piano often yields a fair harvest, and tin; shoes worn the day before left standing at right angles in the middle of the bed room lloor. Once In my salad days I confiscated a pair of such shoes nnd, ns they lit neatly, kept them for my own use. One shoe always pinched mo, and one day I sat down and dug a ?."0 bill out of the toe of that shoe. Why, it might have crippled me in time. "And one night I slept in the guest chamber of a gentleman who was out of town with Ids family. I never slept to badly in an elegant room, on a mattress filled with 10 pounds of white hair. I had horrible dreams, and In the morning there was a lump 011 my side its big as an apple. Now, what do you think? I had lain all night on a diamond sunbiiist that had given me all those had dreams nnd nearly broke a rib. Such methods of hiding valuables are barbarous' The retired burglar looked thoughtful for a moment; then he said in a ptophetlc voice: "I tuny be wrong, but tho time is com ing when there will be n burglars' union, which will insure safety for both the own er of valuables and the man who lives by his wits and steals in the dark In dis guise when his betters steal In the day time unmasked. If a man can sleep with his doors and windows open without fear of burglailous intruders hy paying a moderate assessment on bis superfluous luxuries, I believe it would be for the good of the commonwealth. Some time I will draft a constitution and bylaws from my point of view. You see, I have had experience." Chicago Record-Herald. Vnfrnilnlne. "I wish you would leave me soma money, George, dear," said Mrs. Speed way. "1 am quite out. nnd several littln bills are coming in today." "Certainly, little woman," replied Mr. Speedway. "I am sorry you found It necessary to ask mo. I ought to have asked you if you needed money. Uow much would you like?" "About $10." "Why so unfeminino a sum, dear?" asked Mr. Speedway. "Unfeminitie?" she queried. "I do not understand." "Yes, $10 is unfeiminine. You should have asked for ?9.S7. Hoiveier, here's the tenner, and you needn't give mo back the change." Pittsburg Commercial Ga zette. An Up to Date Practitioner, The doctor investigated the case thor oughly. Then he looked out of the win dow nnd reflected. "You are right," he said. "The trouble with you Is d.ispepsia; nothing else." "And yet I have been very careful of my diet," asserted the patient. "What you bnie eaten." nnnouneed the doctor, "has nothing to do with the case; it is what you have seen." "But will you be able to fix me all right again, doctor?" "Easily," was the reply. "I will have that dyspepsia tablet sign across the way removed nt uuce, and I am confident you will have uo further trouble." Chicago Post. The .Modern Hotel. "Mr. Dash," said the waiter, "a man just lifted a silver spoon from the table." "Call the police!" roared tho clerk. "The man is n thief." "lint lie is one of our regular guests." "Ah. then he is doubtless a klepto maniac. Yon needn't mention it. George." "And he pays $3 per day on the American plan." "He does? Why, the gentleman Is n souvenir collector. How dare you cast rcfiections on bis chaiacter?" Chicago News. Lend 1 11 it Him On, The summer gul and the summer young ninn had exhausted all other subjects of conversation, when they turned to the crops. "1 guess the cornfields of the west are In a bad way on account of the dry spell," said he. "Yes, that seems to be the case," she assented coj ly, "but 1 don't think tho popcorn crop will be injured." After that what could he do but pop? Pittsburg Commercial Gazette. Then? rleiil Auptrritlonii, New Girl Ijust gumg 011 the stage) Is It true that if I go into the chorus 1 cm never rise? They say I'll never be able to get out of it. Old Stager Don't you believe it. I got out the first week easy. New Girl Oh, huv did you do it? Old Stager 1 was tiled. Lcslie'u Weekly. TenncloiiH of One Point. "Do you still think au Atneiiean bil lionaire is gieater than Shakespeare? "Well," answered the Chicago college professor, "1 have modified my opinions. 1 won't say that he is gieater, but 1 in- list thnt he is in u position to be of more ' piactic.il benefit to a college." Washms lou Star. ! A Sure Cure. "And you say that Jorkins was cured of a bad case of Insomnia by suggestion?" "Yes. puiely by suggestion. His wife suggested (hut since he could not sleep lie might as well sit up and amuse the baby. It worked like a charm," Chi cago Mecoid-llerald. Terrible Presniire, "The barbarians buried their prisoners In a Kind of cement that contracted as it hardened. You can't imagine how horri ble it must have been." "Oh. jis I can. I have been in 11 tight bathing sun when it started to shriuk." Chicago News. CALLED Til KM DOWN. "Jirlclyot, did you call the boyr?" "Indndft nn' Ol calleil tiilm ivorvthtnir Ol cud thing 01, lint they wiidu't git up." liroolln Life. Suburban Sabbath Stranger "Vour congregation was rather small tn-dnv." MlnUtcr-"Ycs, they onlv como 'weather pc rmitllniA ' " Stranger lint It was rie.ir " Minister "Will f It rain- lln v 'ij 1 nn if It I- elei,r tin 1 pi v r of nnd go llshlllg ' Chi1 ago News 'I' k tf 1 1 I .veil H 1 1 11 11 pink will, In in ik clout llucda b.irt-jn.uim makes tho weak strong. UNOFFICIAL DIPLOMATS. A Strniurp lint Profltnlile Trade In Ml (lie Clrent C'lipltnln, Conspicuous In society in every great capital of the world in Washington as In St. Petersburg, Paris or Vienna there lire a certain number of men nnd women, forelgneis of distinction, plying a strango but profitable trade, They are the agents if th"ir respective governments. Offi cially they are not recognized nt diplo matists by the country they serve, much less by tlie country In which they live. Yet they are doing diplomatists' work, iiften for more than diplomatists' wages. To make clear the nature of this peculiar profession. Fays the New York Sun, tnko the rase of thu original secret servlco agent. For mnny years nfter the Crimean war nihilist refugees weie tecelved with open arms in Loudon drawing rooms. ICng llsh poets, like Swinburne, who was then 11 passionate republican, celebrated nihi list heroism In paging verse. This dis position raging Ail over Knglnnd did not by nny means suit the book of the St. Petersburg cabinet. Heads were laid to gether in the Winter palace to consider the situation. Soon after there at rived in London a Ztusslnn lady of great intel lectual power ninl social charm, who brought letters from grand dukes and statesmen of liussla opening to her tho most exclusive doom in Kngland. This wns the famous Mnie. NovikolT, who was charged with the task of revolutionizing Km-'ish opinion inward Itussia. She proied a great success and created tho profession of iinofiicial diplomacy out of which mnny of her successors have mado fen tunes. Today she Is one of tho most skillful m-inipiilators of newspaper opinion In London. Journalists of the serious order, the men who wiite tho Important polit ical c litorials. are unfailing at her recep- ti They call to get from her what Is 'i !'"d In Fleet street the picturesque str.ics for their articles. And she sup plies them so skillfully that often a vio lent nnti-Iiisian enn es away Inlf con vi'i 1 I that the czar is a democrat, that S 1 c in is a paradise and that the process of !,. "n- knouted Is little less uncomfort able 'ban thnt of taking a Turkish bath. lti .c. s influencing journalists, Mine. No lil.. ff wiites herself. 'I . take another notable example: As the I'.oers have had Dr. I.eyds to repre sent hem ofiic'ially for years in Hurope, so, sinro the war broke out, the English ha ie had their unollicial agents striving t lei initio the doctor's work. In Paris tlni. is a woman who has long been 1 n mi tn be acting, and for money, as an I'. :'.,h agent in the disseminntion of the Ln.ish view of the matter, and at the exposition peace conference every speak er took it for granted that Yves Guyot, the editor of the Paris Siecle, was acting under the instructions of Downing street in Ins aiticles and public speeches. His was absolutely the only definitely pro-I'n-'ish paper in Paris at that time and In .he only public man who defended the Kii.-l.-h. Most of these unofficial diplomatists are exc ec dituly well paid. They have to be people of very marked ability, and they must maintain a considerable state or their work would fail pitiably. Some live or six years ago a German baroness died suddenly in Paris. When her pa pers were ransacked by the commlssnry of police, it was discovered that she had been a secret service agent for her coun try Prom her diary and account books it appeared that she had received from In i government n month, the rent of a superb apartment on the Avenue Fried hind by the Arc de Triomphe nnd the 'ceep of her two horse brougham, besides generous traveling expenses whenever she wns requested to visit Merlin. In addi tion there were noted nlso the receipts of sums varying fioin $."00 to ?S00 entered as special recompense, presumably for some exceptionably brilliant stroke of diplomacy or some more than usually valuable item of information. The dis closures 'ittracted a great deal of atten tion at the time and practically forced out of Paris society one lady's nephew, who had mariied the daughter of a ducal house. Thus the tuslness has Its drawbacks. It is one of the pleasantest of trades ho l ing as things go well, but woe be to the i tifortunate agent who gets found out. That means min and shame. .ir nm;l.inil's I. nek of Children. The New Pngland riople arc upon tho mil. but are not of it. They obviously di.slike farming as much as their women do children, and were it not for the capa ble among lln'M and the foreigners who have taken t'p their resideuce among them theie would he neither children born nor tlolds cultivated. If left to tl niselves, the existence of a descendant of ihe piigriin father would bo as nire as the gieat auk, and the raco is sure to shine the fute of the dodo. This must be a very serious problem for the I'ni' d States statesmen. Stop the foreign NmUiation, and the United Stntes would not luctense In population, mid after a time their numbers would be gin to dimmish There is obviously something wrong with a people who under conditions so favorable have such small families. Tlio I'nited States woman does not re nlbe her duties to God and her country and thinks more of her own pleasure than she does of the responsibilities which tlie Ci enter has Imposed upoa her. From a Letter of Hon. Daiid Mills, Minister of Justice, Ottawa, Home llnel Iftrunlna. A Sabbath school teacher oneo remark ed that he u l.o bills the truth makes a good baigain and inquired if nny scholar recollected an instance in Scripture of ntiy one mnl.ciug a bad bargain. "I do," icpiied a hoy. "Esau mado a bad bargain when ho sold his birthright for a mess of pottage." A second said, "Judas made a bad bar gain when he sold his Uird for GO pieces of silver." A third replied. "Ananias any Snp phirn made a bad bargain when they sold their land and thou told l'eter 11 false hood about It." A fourth observed, "Our Ixird tells us that ho makes a had baigain who to gain the whole world loses his own souk" Pxchauge. F.li-eutloin In Pnrls. Public oieculions In Paris prove very profitable to tlio owners of houses com manding the scene. Windows are let out for the occasion, the landlords watching for the first sun of the execution and then nt ouce sendiug word to (he persons who have hired the room. If an ordinary criminal is executed, the charge l usual ly nbniit $;l T.'i per place, but should tho offender baie committed any remarkablu crime the price runs up to 30. NO CllANTi: FOU HIM. Drummer (In train) "is this si at engag ed V Coy country maid "No, but I am. Judge. SPARK NO MAN. The law vir "The prce. dents aro au: dnst mi pi ' I .m " Tin I u'i M 1 'ue them, too then." ludl.iiiupnll N Kodo! Dyspepsia Cin'e "Digests what you eat." HE WON ANEW CHAIK A CASE WHERE NERVE AND PER SISTENCY GOT THEIR REWARD. The StPllon Itnulcr Cnllril tlio Divi sion Snperlntenilent'H Tlalt o ii Went Ont TliroiiKli the Door t . 1 utenil nf Tliriiiiwh dm Wlndoiv. Several division officials wcro inform nlly congregated In the superlntotide',' s ollice of an eastern railroad one nfte . noon when the conversation ttirnel to the subject of elaborate ofiiee furnitnr , suggested by a new office chair whl. Ii had been presented to tlio venerable s 1 x'r!ntcndciit by his subordinates as a birthday remembrance. "I never see nn office chair like thit without being reminded of nn amusing Incident which occurred to me at nlmjst the commencement of my railroad expe rience," remarked the traveling freight agent. "I commtneed my railroad career aa 'spare agent' for the Central Verm, nt back In the sixties when 'Old Man' Ha lowny was superintendent nf the norfh ern division of that load, 1 on!, worked about six or eight months In that capacl' ty when I was assigned to a new station just opened near St. Albans, Vt., thu headquarters of the division. I s J never forget the pride nnd satisfac 11 which I experienced In the possessl t that, my first regular position. Wei I to be elected to the presidency of 1 road tomorrow I doubt If It would af 1 mo anywhere near the self satlsfa 1 that I derived from my first agency there In the Green Mountain Bta'e. I 0 everything else in life, though, there s n drawback to my complete hnpoir , nnd that drawback lay la the fact tl, ', while all the rest of my station cqui ment nnd office furniture was en1' y new, the chair which they sent n j . g ing from its appearance, had n .ft eral years' service at some o'her sto'ion before being sent to me. "Well, that chair didn't harmonize w"b. my ideas any more than it did wi'h 'ho rest of the office furniture. I itnrm ' tr ly sat down and wrote the superintendent at some length, stating the case in all its details, which, when summarized, amounted to the fact that an old chair had been sent me in error In place of a new one, nnd I nked him to see that t i mistako be rectified. I tent the letter 1 the morning trniu, thinking, of cour r, that the new chair would be forthe r t on the Inst train from St. Albans ' night: but, although I watched every coming train from St. Albans with atiX ious, expectant eyes for over a week, tne coveted chair did not make its appear ance. "Thinking the letter must have been lost or mislaid, I wrote another, statin the cae nt more length than on the f mer occasion. On the following day 1 re. ceived my second letter back with an in dorsement across the corner that a ne chair could not he provided just nt that time and for the present 1 would have to get along with the one I had as best I could. This somewhat dampened my ar dor, but did not entirely discourago me in my efforts to secure the new chair. I importuned tho train dispatcher at least three times a week and made it a point to communicate my want to the train master, the roadmaster and every ore else whom I saw and who I though' would have nny influence whatever with the, to me, obstinate superintendent, but all to no avail. Something like two months passed, and I was still seated in my old, ready to fall to pieces chair. "Being in St. Albans one day, I decided to coll upon Mr. Halloway in person ai 1 ascertain, if possible, what the prospec' wcro relative to my chair. "After considerable trouble It beirg one of his busy days I succeeded n gaining admittance to his private office 1 hnve often wondered since thit he 1 1 not fire me out bodily and give me a i.i days' suspension to boot for ray presuir, tlon, but lie did not, preferring, ev dent y, to bluff me out of the affair and at the same time have a littlo tun all to himself at my expense. "I stated my case In as few words as possible, being somewhat awo Inspired by his scrutinizing gaze. Wheu I haj finished, ho slu ply giunted an assent and, turninj around to his desk, pro 'e j ed to finish the letter before l.iT, apt tr ently utterly oblivious to my further 1 res ence. After he had finished tho lc'tr nnd addressed it he slowly arose fi'jtn his chair, took off his glasses ua,l laid them on the desk in front of him an 1 straightened himself up to his full h gut something like 0 feet 2 in a way fi t led me to think that my finish ha 1 ar rived and that I was booked to g. out through the window. He did nc-t ore me, however, but what he did do was equally radical in Its natnre. Taking tbo large, comfortable ollice chair n which lie had been fitting by the ba i with botli hands and placing his right foot underneath It, ho partly threw an I partly kicked It over in front of whero I tat, remarking in his most severe man ner, 'There, will thnt do you?' "For the tenth part of a second I was completely nonplused; but, not desiring to be bluffed, I caught up tho chuir, swung it over my shoulder and, with a 'Thank you, Mr. Halloway; this w.i da very nictly,' 1 started to depart as I LaJ come, through the outer office, where liw small corps of clerks were at work. Pc -Ing my Intention nnd evidently not want ing me to go in that way, he dir-c'ej y attention to a sido door leading 1 pect y to the street, and, opening the d n.r j bowed me out of his presence with a much graco as it I had been the pre lui'jt of the rond. I afterward learned tLat it was several weeks before he got another chair to replace the ono I had taken. In reply to the master mechanic's query shortly nfter a to how he came to give his chair to Clarke he replied, with a smile, 'Well, to tell you the truth, I ha I no more idea that he would tako that chair than I now have that you will shoulder this office and carry it away.' "Whrther the episode gave me Rny prestlgo with the 'old man' or not I nm unable to say, but I was promoted to orie nt tbo best stations on tlio line." Rail road Employee. Mnrderi nnil Then Mnrrlrs, Augustus B. Wylde in his "Modern 'Abyssiuia" describe nn interesting cus tout observed at Yejju, by which a leng engagement is brought to a hnppy end ing. The betrothed pair go secretly to tho outskirts of a village. The man hidi-s himself, and the girl thrieks. The first man who comes to her revcue is sprared by her sweetheart. The couple may then go home and be married, for moral senti ment demands that every bridegioom should have kil!-i his man. TUB POP.T AND HIS FANCY. "Last night I saw the sup sot," The poet, dreimlng. wrote "Within a liquid, crbrscn sea Mo thought I saw It float Last night I s;rw the sur. set H sank down In the ph. In As some great, burning ship might sink Prom sight upon the main," The poet s fond old father Perused c. h "plendld line. And. sighing, grtvclv said nt last: Chat s me st 1111n11nn.tr "in You stood nnd w t V 1 the s 11 rL t, As mans nroti ir ' ne Now try to sec It rise 'tune time, vr that's what rays, mj; son."