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THE INDIANA. STATE SENTIXEL WEDNESD AY MORNING JANUARY 25.-lW3 TW ELVE PAGES.
11 AT THE TABEIINACLE. DR. TALMAGE RESUMES HIS SERIES ON GOD EVERYWHERE. Bis Idea of tha Twelve Stones Mentioned I by St. John as In the Foundation of tha ' Wall of th New Jerusalem. Brooklyn, Jan. 23. Dr. Talmage re turned from his southern tonr of preaching and lecturing for ten days in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, and resumed his course of ser mons on God everywhere. Having preached cn "The Astronomy of the Bible; or, God among the Stars;" "The Chronology of the Bible; or, God anion at the Centuries;" "The Ornithology of the Eible; or, God Among the Birds," he today speaks of "The rrec ious Stonea of the Bible; or, God Amon tha Amethysts." Subject, "The Wall of Heaven." Text, Revelation xxi, 19, "The foundations of the wall of the city were gar nished with all manner cf precious stones." Shall I be frank and tell you what are my designs on you today? They are to make you homesick for heaven; to console you concerning your departed Christian friend by giving you some idea of the bril liancy of the scenes in which they now com mingle; to give all who love the Lord a more elevated idea as to where they are go ing to pass the most cf the years of their existence, and to set all the indifferent and neglectful to quick and immediate prepanir tion, that they may Lave it likewise. Yea, it is to induce many of our young people to study a volume cf God that few ever open, but without some acquaintance with which it is impossible to understand the Bible I mean the precious stone-, their crystallization, their powers of re fraction, their cleavage, their fracture, their luster, their pbosphoresence, their trans parency, their infinity of color and skajH and what they had to do with the welfare and doom of families and the destiny of nations aye, the positive revelation they make of God himself. I MARVELS OF TOB UMVEESE. I My text stands us in the presence of the most stupendous splendor of the universe, and that is the wall of heaven, and says of lt3 foundations that they are garnished with all manner of precious stones. All the ancient cities had walls for safety, add heaven has a wall for everlasting safety. You may say that a wall made up of all manner of precious stones is figurative, but you cannot understand the force and sig nificance of the figure unless you know something about the real structure and color and value of the precious stones men tioned. Now I propose this morning, so fir as the Lord may help me, to attempt to climb not the wall of heaven, but the foundations of the wall, and I a-k you to join me in the attempt to seile orna of the height. We shall cnlv Re t part of the way vp, but bet ter that than to stay down on the stupid level wberu tnot of us have all our lives been standing. We be gin char down at the bottom and where the wall bejrirs; The first l iver of the foundation, reach ing all around the city and for 1,",CJ miles, i3 a layer cf jasper. Indeed there Is more of jasper in the wall cf heaveu than of any other brilliant, because it not only composes a part cf the foundation, but makes up the chief part of the su instruct ure. The jas per is a. congregation of many colors. It is brown; it is yellow; it is preen; it is ver milion, it is red; it is purple; it is black, and is fostrijxHl niih colors that much of it is called ribbon jajer. It is found in Siberia and Eirjpt, but it is rare in roost, lands ard of great, value, for it is to Lard the ordinary processes cannot break it off from the places where it h is Vfn depositi. The workmen bore holes Into the ruck of jasper, then drive into these holes sticks of dry Lirckwood, and then saturate the sticks and keep them saturated until they swell enough to split the rock, and the fraemtents are brought out and polished and transported and cut into cameos and put behind the glass doors cf museums. The portraits of Roman emperors were cut into it. The finest intaslio ever seen is in the Vatican museum, the head of Miner va in jasper. By divme arrangement jas per adorned the breastplate of the high priest in the ancient temple. But its most significant position is where it glows and burns and darkens and brightens and preaches from the lowest stratum of the wall of heaven. Glad am I that the very first row of stones in the wall of heaven is jasper in many colors, and if you like pur ple it is purpl ?, and if you like brown it is brown, and if you like green it is green, and if you like ocher yellow it is ocher yel low, and if you like vermilion it is vermil ion, and if you like black it is black. It buggests to me that heaven is a place of all colors colors of opinion, color of creed, colors of skin, colors of taste. PCECIOrS STONES INDEED. But we must pass up in this inspection of the foundations of thegr at wall of heaven, and after leaving the jasp.tr the next pre cious stone reached is sapphire, and it sweeps around the city 1.)0 miles. All lapidaries asree in saving that the sapphire of the Bible is what we r.ow call lapis lazuli. Job speaks with miction of "the place cf sap phires," and God thought so raiuh of this precious stone time he put it in the breast plate of the high priest, commanding, 'The second row shall 1. an emerald, a sapphire and a diamond." The sapphire is a blue, but varies from faintest Lm to deepest ultramarine. It is found a pebble in the rivers of Ceylon. It is elsewhere in compact masses. Persia and Thibet and B.irmah and New South Wales and Xorth Carolina yield exquisite specimens. Its blue is sen in the vplley of the Rhine. After a burial of thousands of years it has been brought to sk-ht in Egyp tian monuments and Assyrian cylinders. At Moscow and St. Petersburg and Con stantinople I Lave seTi great masses of this japphire, commonly tailed lapis lazuli. The closer you study its veins the more cn thanting, and I do not wonder that the sapphire is called into the foundation of the wall cf heaven. It makes a strong stone for the founder n, for it is the hard est of all minerals except the diamond. Sapphire huM'tl on jumper, a blue sky over a fiery nns-r. St. .lohn points to it in Rev elation and says, "The second, sapphire," and this suq sts to me that though our earth and all its furniture- cf mountains and seas and at Liopheres are t : collapse and vanish we v. ill throughout all eternity Lave in some way kept the most beautiful of earthly appearances, whether you take thi3 sapphire of the second layer as literal or figurative. The deep blue of our skies and the deep bine of onr seas must not, will not be forgotten. I f a t housand years after the world Jias gone to a-hen you or I want to recall how the earthly skies looked in a ummrr coou or in the midecean iu a calm, we will have only to look at the ce nd row of the foundation of the wall cf hear en. Oh, IamsogUd that St. John told u about it! "The second, sapphire!" While we are living is sight of that wall spirits irho ha "imc fiom other worlds and who never saw our eartb will viut us, and we will visit them, and some time we will be la converse nlmut this earth when it was yet afloat and aswirg, and wc shall want to tell tbera about how it looked at certain times, and then it will be a great object lesson for all eternity, and we will gay to our visitor from home other world, an we jjoiDt toward the wall cf heaven, "It looked like that stratum of foundation next to the lowest." John, twenty-first chapter and nineteenth verso, "The second, sapphire," TUE PIVINE AK( JIITIXTt nE. A step higher and you come to chalce t cy, another layer in the foundation of the wall and running 1,0 miles around the heavenly city. Chalcedony! Translu cent. A divine mixture of agates and opals nd cornel '"-JA Strfned with white and gray. Dashed of pallor bluanlng Into red and darkening into purple, Iceland axd the Hebrides hold forth beautiful speci mens of chalcedony. But now we must make a swift accent to the top of the foundation wall, for we can not minutely examine all the layers, and so, putting one foot on the chalcedony of which we have been speaking, we spring to the emerald, and we are one-third of the way to the top of the foundation, for the fourth row is emerald. That, I would judge. Is God's favorite among gems, because it holds what seeni3 evident is his favorite color on earth, the green, since that is the color most widely diffused across all the earth's continents the grass, the foliage, the everyday dress of nature. The emerald! Kings used it as a seal to btamp pronuncia mentos. The rainbow around the throne of God is by St. John compared to it. Conquerors have considered it the great est prize to capture. What ruthlessnesa when the soldiers of Pizarro pounded it with their hammers! Emeralds have had much to do with the destiny of Mexico. Five of them were pre; en ted by Cortez to his bride, one of them cut into the shape of a rose, another into the shape of a trumpet, another into the shape of a lell, with tonaie ff pearl, and this presentation aroused the Jealousy of the throne and caused the con sequent downfall of Cortez. But thedepths of the sea were decorated with those em eralds, for ia a shipwreck they went down off the coast of Barl wry. Napoleon wore an emerald at Ansterlitz. In the Kremlin usoum at Moscow there are crowns and scepters and outspread mir acles of emerald. Ireland is called the Emerald Ile not because of its verdure, but because it was presented to Henry II of England with an emerald ring. Nero had a magnifying glass of emerald through which he looked at the gladiatorial contests at Rome. But here are 1,500 miles of emer ald sweeping around the heavenly city in one layer. But upward still and you put your foot on a stratum of sardonyz, white and red, a seeming commingling of snow and fire, the snow cooling the fire, the fire melting the snow. ANCIENT fPLFN-rionS IS 6TONE. Another climb au 1 you reach the srdius, named after the city of Sardius. Another climb and you reach the chrysolite, A specimen of this. In-longing to Epiphanus, in the Fourth century, was said to be so brilliant that whatever was put over to conceal it was shone through, and the em peror of China has a specimen that is de scrilied as having such penetrating radiance that it makes the night as bright as the day. A higher climb nnd you reach the beryl. Two thousand years ago the Greeks used this precious stone for engraving purposes. It was accounted among the royal treas ures of Tyre. The hilt of Murat's sword was adorned with it. It glows in the im perial crown of Great Britain. Luther thought the beryl of the heavenly wall was turquoise. Kalisch thought it was chryso lite. Jo-e;:hus t bought It a golden colored jewel. The wheels of Ezeklel's vision Lamed with beryl and were a revolving fire. The lryl appears in six sided prisms, and is net in seals und iutaftlios, in neck laces and coroutts. It was the joy of an cient jewelry. It ornamented the affluent with eardrops. Chnrleniagne presented it to his favorit .-s. Beautiful beryl! Exqui sitely shaped buy l! Divinely colored beryl! It seems like congealed color. It looks like frozen fire. But slup not here. Climb higher and you come to topaz, a bewilderment of la-auty and named aller an islnnd of the Red sea, Cimbhiahcr nnd you tome tochrjsopra sus, of greenish golden hue and hard as flint. THE F.VPLED PREVENTIVE. Climb hihi r and you re.u b the jaciuth, named after the flower hyacinth and of reddish blue. Take otic more step und you reach the top, not of the wall, but the top of the foundations of the wall, and St. John cries out, "The twelfth, an amethyst!'' This precious stone, when found in Australia or India or Europe, stands in columns and pyramids. For color it is a violet bloom ing in stone. For its play of light, for its deep mysteries of color, for its uses in Egyp tian, in Etruscan, in Roman art it has leen honored. The Creeks thought this stone a preventive of drunkenness. The Hebrews thought it a son rep of ple.xs.int dreams. For all lovers of gems it is a subject of admira tion and suggf stivenr-ss. Yes, the word amethyst means a prevention of drunken ness. IiOne before the New Testament made reference to the amethyst in the wall of heaven the Persians thought that cups made out of amethyst would hinder any kind of liquor contained therein from becom ing intoxicating. But of all the amethyv tine cups from which the ancients drank not one had any such result of prevention. For thousands of years the world has ljeen looking in vain for such a preventive ame thystine cup. Staggering Noah could not find it. Convivial Ahasuerns driving Yashtl from the gates could not find it. Nahal breaking '.he heart of beautiful Abigail could not Lnd it. Eclshuzzar, the kingly reveler, on the fight that the Chaldeans took Babylon could not find it. Not one of tLe millions of inebriates whos skulls p;tve the continents arid pave the depths cf the sea cot-Id find it. There is no such cup. Strong drink from hol lowed amethyst imbrutcs the fame as strong drink from pewter mug. It is not the style of cup we drink out of, but that which the cup contains, which decides the helpful or damning result of the lx-verage. All around the world last night and today, ont cf cups ccstlicr than amethyst, men and women have Ik -n drinking their own doom and the doom of their children for this life and the next. Ah, it is the amethystine cups that do the wildest and wort slaughter. The smash of the filthy goblets of the rum meries would long asro have taken place by law, but thu amethystine chalices pre vent the rhalirt out of vshith legislatures end congresses drink b fore and after they make the law. Amethystine chalices have lieen the friends of intoxication in fctead of its foes. Over the fiery lips cf the amethystine chalices is thrust the tongue of that which biteth like a serpent and stipgeth like an ad!er. Drunkenness is a combination of ajople.y and dementia. The 4!),UC0,C'oi) victims of opium come Out to met the WWW) victims of alco to., and the two agents take the contract f-r tumbling the human race into perdi tion, but whether they will succeed in ful filling the contract depends on the action of the amethystine cups, the amethystine demijohns, the amethystine ale pitchers, the amethystine flagons, the amethystine w ine cellars, uh, Persians! Oh, Assyrians! Oh, Greeks: Oh, Egyptians! you were wrong in thinking that a cup of amethyst would prevent inebriation. But standing on the top of this amethys tine layer of the foundation of the wall of heaven 1 bethink myself of the mistake, that many of the . ancient Hebrews made when they thought that the amethyst was a producer of ple.waut dreams. Just wear a piece of amethyst over your heart or put it under your pillow, and yon would have your dreams filled with everything beaut I i ul nnd entrancing. No, no. The style of pillow will not decide the character of the dream. The only recipe for pleasant dreams is to do right and think riht when you are wideawake. Conditions of physical disease may give a good man a nightmare, but a man physically well, if he behnve himself aright, -will not be troubled with bad dreams. Nebuchadnezzar, with eagle's down un der his head and Tyrian purple over it, struggled with a bad dream that made him shriek out for the soot hsayers and astrolo gers to come and interpret it. Pharaoh, amid the marble palaces of Memphis, was confounded by a dream in which lean cows ate up the fat cows, and the small ears of corn devoured the even large earSj and awful famine was prefigured. Pilate's wife, amid clouds of richest upholstery, had a startling dream, because of which she sent a message in hot haste to a court room to keep her husband from enacting a judicial outrege. But Jacob, at Bethel, with a pillow of mountain rock, had a blissful dream of tha ladder angel blossom ing Bunyan, with his head on a hard plank of Bedford jail, saw the gates of the celestial city. tt. John, on the barrenest island of the JKgean sea, in his dream heard trum pets and saw cavalrymen on white horses and n new heaven and a new earth. No amount of rough pillow can disturb the night vision of a saint, and no amount of amethystine charm candelectute the dream of a miscreant. ONLY THE IlEGINMN'G. But. some one will say, why have you brought us to this amethyst, the top row of the foundation of the heavenly wall, if you are not able to accept the theory of the an cient Creeks, who said that the amethyst was a cbnmi against intoxication, or if you are not willing to accept the theory of the ancient Hebrews that the amethyst was a producer of pleasant dreams? My answer is, I have brought you to the top row, the twelfth layer of the foundation cf the heav enly wall of 1,500 ro des of circlingamethyst, to put you in a position where you can get a new idea of heaven; to let you see that after you have climbed up twelve strata of glory you are only at the base of the eternal grandeurs; to let you, wii u enchantment of soul, look far down and look far tip; and to force upon you the con clusion that if all our climbing has only shown us the foundation of the wall, what must the wall itself be; nnd if this is the outside of heaven, what mut the inside be; and if all this is figurative, what must the reality be? Oh, this piled up mag nificence of the heavenly wall! Oh, this eternity of decoration! Oh, this opalescent, florescent, prismatic miracle of architec ture! What enthronement cf all colors! A mingling of the blue of skies, and the surf of seas, and the green of meadows, and the upholstery of autumnal forests, and the fire of August sunsetsl All the splen dors of earth nnd heaven dashed into those twelve rows of foundation wall! All that, mark you, only typical of the spiritual glories t hat roll oyer heaven like the At lantic and Pacific oceans swung in one bil low. Do you not see that it was Impossible that you understand a hundredth part of the sugiitstiveness of that twenty-first chapter of Revelation without going into some of the particulars of the wall of heaven, and dipping up ome of its dripping colors, and running your eye along some of its won drous crystallizations, and examining some of the frozen light in its turquoise, and feel ing with your own finger the hardness of its sapphire, and shielding your eyes against the shimmering brilliance in its beryl, and studyiug the 1.500 miles of emerald without a flaw? Yet nil this only the outside of heaven and the poorest part of the outside not the wall itself, but only the foot of the wall, for my test says, '"The founda tions of the wall of the city were garnished' with all manner cf precious stones.'' Oh, get down j our harp, if you can play one! Get down a palm branch, if you can reach one. Why, it makes us all feel like crying out with James Montgomery: Wheu shall these eyes thy heuven built walls And pcariy gates behold? THK HEAVENLY PALACE. Oh, my soul: If my text shows us only the outside, what must the inside be? While ridin.'i last summer through the emperor's p::rk, near t. Petersburg, I was captivated with the groves, trans planted from all zones, and the flower beds, mile thiwayad miles that way, incarnadined with beauty, and the foun tains bounding in such revel with the sun light as nowhere else is seen. I said: "This is beautiful. I never saw anything like this before." But when I entered the palace and saw the pictured walls, and the long line cf statuary, and aquariums afiont with al', bright scales, and aviaries a-chant with bird voices, nnd the inner doors of the pal ace were swung back by the chamberlain, and I saw the emperor and empress and princes r.nd princesses, and they greeted mo with a cordiality of old acquaintanceship, I fnrgot all the groves and floral bewitch ment I had teen outside before ent rance. And now I ask. if the outside of heaven attracts our sen Is today, how much more will le the uplifting when we get inside and see tlie King in his beauty and all the princes and princesses of the palaces of amethyst? Are you not glad that we did not stop in our accent this morning until we got to the top round of the foundation wall of heaven, the twelfth row, tho am ethyst Perhaps the ancient Hebrews were not after fell so far out of the way when they thought that the touch of the amethyst gave pleasant dreams, for the touch of it this hour givf-s nie a very pleasant dream. Standing on this amethyst I dream a dream. I cl"se my eyes and I see it all. We are then. This is heaven! Not the outside, but the inside of heaven. With what warmth of welcome our long ago de parted loved ones have kissed us. My! llow they have changed in looks. They were so sick when they went away, and now they are so well. Ioik! Yonder is the palace cf our Lord, the King. Net kept a moment outside, we are ushered into tht throneroom. St retthing out his scarred hand l.e says, "I have loved thee with an everlasting love," and we respond, "Whom have I in heaven but thee? " But look! Yonder h the playirroimd of the children. Children do not want a throne. A throne would not fit a child. There they are on the pl;tv (roinds of heaven the children. Out of the sick cradle of earth they came into tins romping mirth of the eternal playgrounds. I clap my hands to cheer them in the gh e. Yonder are the palaces of the martyrs, and before their doorways the flowers, crim son as the blrKKiy martyrdoms through which they waded Hp to lory. Yonder is Apostolic row, and the highest turret is over the home of Paul. Here is Evange list place. Yonder are ? he concert halls in which the musician of earth and heaven are tak ing part Handel with organ, and David with harp, and Gabriel w ith trumpet, and four and twenty elders with voices. And an angel of God says to me: "Where shall I take you? On what street of heaven would you like to live? "What celestial habitation would you like to oc cupy?" And I answer: "Now that I have got inside the wall made up of all manner of precious stones I do not care where you put me. Just show me where my departed loved ones are. I have seen the Lord, and next I want to see them. But here are those with w hom I toiled in tho kingdom of God on earth. They are from my old parishes at Belleville and Syracuse and Philadelphia and Brooklyn and from many places on b it h sides the sea where I have been permitted to work with them and for them. Give them the best places you can find. I will hdp steady them as they mount the thrones. I will help you bur nish their coronets. "Take these my old friends to as good rooms as you can get for them in the house of many mansions and with windows hik ing out upon the palnce of the great King. As for myself, anywhere in heaven is good enough for me. Hallelujah to the lamb that wa shiin." But I awake. In the ecstasy of the moment my foot slipped from the layer of amethyst, that so called producer of dreams, and in the effort to catch myself t be vision vanished. And, lo, it was but a dream I MThy Did They Langh? Bob Have you sold yon humorous ar ticle to any newspaper yet? Sam I've shown it to several editors, but none of them has lxiuht It. "Perhaps they don't think it funny enough." "Ob, ye, they do. for they all laughed." Texas Siftiujra. i TWO AN0LNTED ONES. IESSON V, FIRST QUARTER, INTER NATIONAL SERIES, JAN. 29. Text of the Lesson, ZecK. It, l-lO Mem ory Verses, 6-7 Golden Text, Zeeh. ir, 6 Commentary by the Her. D. BL Stearns. L "And the angel that talked with me came again and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep." The mortal body can stand but little of joy or sorrow without refreshing sleep. Even on the mount of tront.figurat.ion and in the gar den of Gethsemane, the most joyful and" tbe most sorrowful events of Scripture, we see holy men asleep. As to an angel's touch see I Kings xix, 5, 7; Acts xii, 7; Dan. x, 10, and remember that they minis ter unto yon if you are an heir of salvation (Heb. i, 14k A spiritual sleep or inability to grasp or even become interested very much in t he things of God is greatly to be deplored, but ia very common even among Christians. Cares and riches and pleasures cf this life choke tiie word (Luke viii, 14). Following men instead cf t:ie MAN, or de pending upon ordinances instead of upon Him, tend to spiritual sleep (I Cor. iii, 1; xi, SO). But see Rom. xiii, 11; Bph. v, 14, and let us ask God by His Spirit to awaken ns at any cost. 2. "And said unto me. What seest thou? And I s;.id, I have looked, and, behold, a candlestick all of gold." The prophet would think of the gclden candlestick of the talernale and those of the temple. They gave light in the holy place and were daily trimmed and replenished with oil. Israel had been chosen and brought out of Egypt to be a light for God among the na tions. Tiieir sin and captivity had obscured the light, which was God, in their midst. The prophet is now being taught that God will yel make Israel a liht notwithstand ing her present desolate condition. Not only shall she be cleansed and clothed as in the previous vision, but it shall be said to her, "Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the g'ory of the Ix)rd is risen upon thee." "The Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting lieht, and thy God thy glory" (Isa. lx, 1, 19, 20). 8. "And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the howl and the other upon the left side thereof." By reading verse 12 with verses 2 and 8 it would seem Chat the prophet saw a lampstand bearing bearing seven lamps; a grtat central bowl having either one or seven pipes leadiDg to each lamp; then on either side an olive tree, with a golden pipe from each tree to the central bowl in other words, a self supplying lampstand apart from any help of man. 4. "So I answered and ppake to the angel that talked with me, saying. What are these, my Lord?"' This question is repeat ed in verses 11 and 12 nnd answered in verse 14, and as those verses are not in cluded in the lesson this is tiie place to con.-ider them. As without the oil there could be no light and without ihe trees no oil, we see the importance of this question and answer. What then is meant by the two anointed onesf The 01 ly classes of people anointed in Scripture are priests and kings (a prophet once). Jesus is the great Priest-King. He was typified in these ofilces by Aaron and Moses, but at the time of the lesson by Joshua of the previous chapter and Zcrubhahel of this chapter. If you would be a light in this world for Hin), you Piust know Him not only as your priest, having put. away your sins and living to make intercession for you, hut also as your pers:on kiuor Inrd or proprietor, you being retuly to do what ever lie may rppoint. 5. "Then the vzmo.l that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And 1 said. No, my Iord." Se also verse 13. Confession of ignorance, combined v, ith willingness tobe taught, is a' good sttitudt of soul, and where this is found God will send a teacher an anw't'l if need lie to show us that which is noted in tb Scripture of Truth (Dan. x, 21). See th s'ory of Cornelius aud Peter and the angel Iu Acts x. 6. "Ti ls is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbalx-1, saying. Not byndpht nor by power, but by My Spirit, sith the Lord of Hosts." Not the ww'.om nor the might of man but only the Spirit of God can accom plish any work for God. Wc are not to glory in wisdom or riches or might, but only" in the Lord (.Ter. ix, 2, '4). Jesus said, "Without Me ye can do nothing" (John xv, R). And even the men who had leen nearest to Him had to wxit for the descent of tbe Spirit, that they might be. endued with power for service (Luke xxiv, 41'; Acts i, 8). 7. "Who art thou, O great mountain? Before Zerubb!el thou shalt become a plain." A mountaii may represent any great difficulty and is sometimes used to represent a kingdom cJer. li, 24, 2.). The kingdom of satan shall yet be thrown down. Ail the kingdoms of this world shall yet become the kinirdomsof our Lord end of His Christ (Rev. xi, 15). The true Zeruhhahel (disperser of confusion) shall yet be mr.u!fet in Jesus of Nazareth as head of thechtireh, Messiah of Israel, King of Kings and Lord of Jjords, and from be ginning to end tlie work shall le seen to be all of grace. 8. "Mon over, the Word of the IOrd came unto me, suy-i-g." wh.le all else may piss away the Word of our God shall stand forever, snd he that doeth the will of Gixlahideth forever (L. xl, 8; I John ii, 17). "forever, t) Lord, thy word is settled In heaven" (Vs. cxix. ) 9. "The hands of ZfrubbaLel have laid the found-diou of this house; hid hands shall also finish it." This was literally true of that building. Sec; Kz. vi, 14. It Khali be true cf Jesus and all tlmt the Fa ther has given Him todo. He finished the work of atonement (John xvii, 4). He will finibh the building of His body, the church; He , will put awry the iniquity of Israel and bring in everlasting righteousness for herj and lie will II 1 1 tho w hole earth with His glory. He wiil subdue all things unto Hiinself nnd give back to the Father a perfect earth wirhout sin or stain (Kph. i, 22, 2M; Dan. i.v, 24; isa. xi, t); I Cor. xv, 2). For your own personal comfort eat II Tim. i, 12; Phil. I, (5. 10. "For who hath despised the day of frcall things:'" It is not the seen but the unseen that moves the believer, who. like Moses, endures as seeing Him who is invisible (Heb. xi, 27; II Cor. iv, 17, 18). He, by the grace of God, is able to say with Asa, "Lord, it is nothing with Thee to help, whether with many or with them that have no power" (II Chron. xiv, 11), and with Jonathan, "There is no restraint to the Lord to save by many or by few" (I Sana. xiv, 6). The Lord chooses the weak things of the world, and thinars which are not, to bring to naught things which are, for He will have no tle.h to glory in His presence (I Cor. i. 27, 2S). Then see t he comfort in the last clause of this verse of our lesson and put with it II Citron, xvi, It, a,nd take it home to yourself, and be strong in the Ixrd and in. the power of His iniKhUF.pl. vi. 10). Be strong and work, for the ird is with you (Hag. ii, 4) TWO PASSING SOULS. Black the nlht quick enthering round ma, ixud the c ruel. enlt waves mar; Bw ift the tido that bears me onward. Whither? To no friendly shore! Ah, my heart Is ft-arful, Hhrinking. No support have I, nor Mny; There's no lieht can pierce this darkness, I aindoomed lost, lost for ayel Father, I have heard tu culling. And my heart h-ap't up w ith Joy; Leave 1 all earth's pain to fathom Ilsppine without alloy. Cold the tvatrr. but, dear Father. Firm thy hand aud strong thy cheer; ß trance, nwtct music strain float near me, II ark I rry "Welcome Home" 1 hear. Crri Jordan In fblia leluhia Lsdin-r. ' You Want a First-Class Timekeeper! You Want a Watch that 5s Warranted ! You Want Cood Works and a Handsome Case I "The Sentinel" Can Supply You at P.lanufacturer's Prices. How You Can Save SiO to 20 on a Watch! Tns State Fentixel, which ever aims to kep abreast of the times and to promote the interests of its subscribers, has Jus! completed an arrangement with the landing watch manuf.icturers of the country by which it is enai.le l to o'.Ter the beet watchei made, to its subscribers only, at the same prices which jewelers and watch dealers in "the cities and towns have to pay for their gooda. In some cas.-a we can se i watches to our subscribers for even less than dealers h.tve to pay for them. Every -nan or woman, young or old, who reads Tue Statc Semisvl ouht to own a w itch. Every one ouht to have a good watch a watch that wi 1 not only keep time, but is handsome and showy. If you take 1 me Statk Sentinel you can, for a limited time on y. Bet a lirst-cla"s, handsorn- eo'd watch, with the very bel works manufac tured, for much les? than poor watches with silver or br.ns cases are commonly sol 1 for. Our stocK of watchea will not lastalwava, and after the present stock is exhausted we cannot promise to fill orders. Thoea who order first, therefore, will be first served . The American standard "S atches the best timekeepers in the world are graded as seven, eleven and thirteen jeweled, full weled and adj-ited. Very few men not one in a th usan i - carry either an adjured or even a fuli-jeweiei watch. Thk iStatkS.--t!nel uses only the ce'ebrate goM-f:'.!ed ca-s ma lo by Joseph Fahye, un'.e? distinct y specified Jn fpecial offers. They are the best made, and seiected tor that reason. His ten-carat cases, called Montauks, are guaranteed for tiiteen years. His fourten-carat tided cases, called Monarch, are guamntoäd tor twenty yoars. YLa tsa Cid fem.: a-carat cases arc Ipoken of they refer to only iiontauka and Monarchs. OUR SPECIAL OFFERS! The cuts renreserit Joseph Fahys' celebrate I Montana and Monarch cases as above. Cnf-es wili be furnished either plain (eng ne-tun e li or beautifully engraved us the subscriber prefers. No. IS, size for irentlemen, are Elgin, Wa thani or New York Standard moveaients, and will be put in such caes as dclr& Note carefully the descriptions and prices below GENTLEMEN'S WRTCH6S. No. 17. Size No. IC. No. 17. ie No. IS Waltham or rC'pin moveu-ent, seven jewels, beauti- j iuhy enarrave 1 Montauk case, SJ3. This watch would cost from $2 to $35 at jew- i elry stores. - j The above WHffvWf -v.: No. 18. Size No. 13. No. 18. ze No. IS Monarch rne. twenty-one years guarantee, 14 carat, Wal . tham movement (engine-turned),$20.25 No. 20. Size No. 13. No. 28. bie No. IS Montf.uk raaa (engine turned?. New York Standard movement, seven jewels, Slt.25. (i fffivN Tt.--V'l V J. ..1: ;. .a J V "V 1 ! Thes- are tbe best Watches ever offered for enythiiiff Hi these fenres. Who need go without a watch whtu be can gtt tor $12.25 ot Jflo.20? LRDI6S' WnTCHGS, V ef.sr beautiful La-üc' WsUUm st prioe within tbe reach of tlL I c -z l,tyJM - v , A i tf. ij- J y No. 8. Size No. O. No. 8. Size No. ft Liberty (or American) entrraved case, Doret movement vSw iss), seven jewels. SI2. No. 21. Slro No. O. f!o. 21. Size No. f Mon arch case, vermicelli border, fancv KIci .novement, seven jewels, SIG.50. . Tn wstch will reach vou within a week after vou send the order. J!!!.T.!1k ia !.-t mi w Al'OF.l.S SKNTIN'F.L CtP' - ANY irnsrantecs these tX We can a,,ure our reader that sen ' Kvantal, a thing of beauty and a joy forever. i warn, No. IS. Size No. 18. fO. IC. Size Xo. IS Waltham or K!ein movement, seven jewels, (engine turned) Montauk case, SJ8- This wstch would cost from $28 to $o5 at jewelry 6toree. are all Montauk cases and are guaranteed for No. 19. Size No. 13. No. 19. Size No. 1 Monarch cae, fancv landscape engraved, Elgin move ment, $21.50. No. 5. Size No. 13. No. 5. hre No. 18 Liberty fengine tarned) case, New York Standard move oent, will wear ten years, S12.25. a lirst-ciaf-s tiaiektit-per in a Landaome case Inclosed find every watch will k'v complete and entire reis) x-S- Js iV V- ' Z-. -v .,'1AJ' rOfV3r.- '.-,:; V- f ,f x INDIANAPOLIS SENTINEL CO. WulGil! vi.f. , j if Ko. 14. Size No. 13. No. 14. jize No. 18 Kox cape, Louis XIV. style, Waltham or Tlgin movement, f-even jewels, SJ9.75. These watches ar sold bj retail dealers at from o0 to $35w fifteen rearj V.o. 20. Size No. 18. No. 20. Size No. IS Monarch eA with w ido Vermicelli border and enzraveJ center, Waltham movement, seven jewels, $23. This is the finest watch we oiler and is well worth $-50, according to the price charged in jewelry stores. The cases art warranted for twenty-one yeara. The renders of The Sevttnei. never had an opportunity to pet first-class watches at any such prices aa the above, and after this Block is eold they will prob&blj no! eoon bare such a chance auain. This oiler is open only to subscribers ia The Int'axa State Sextixeu One ot these watches will make a hand some birthday or Christmas present fof your wife, your sister, your daughter, oi your sweetheart; for your husband, youi father, your brother or your son. In order to avoid confusion and mistakes the watches thould be ordered only by their numbers. Thus it is only necessary to say: "Sen 1 watch No. S (or whnteve number is desired) to the following ad dress." Write tbe name, town, county and state v'v plainly. The cash must accompany every order. We ehould prefer to have our subscrib ers use tlie following coupon, which caa bo cut out, filled up and sent to The In diana State Sentintl w ith a draft on Chicago, New York, Indianapolis or Cin cinnati or a poätolhce money order for tha amount. 189 . ... Hf. jk., ,.. . A INDIANAPOLIS SENTINEL CO.: Please send one watch No. . . to the follow ing address: Name Post Office County State draft (or money order) for 5 ... t i 4V watches to be precisely as therarerepr. satisfaction. It will be bothuselul ana orna-