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THi: NOTCI) DIVlNir.S (SUNDAY DISCOUIISH. Subject . ".ay So." TriT: "Lit th reb'eme of thaT.nrl sn ro," J'satmscv.l., 'X, An iiv, i-hirr, nn nntlphon. a doxolory in thU -1iftt.fr. mil! In my t-'xt DivU mil f.,r J1"111''!"1"1'" rcilpion and rU"sU alt who hVI !.- fWMMMt Htl'l Idl-sl'd ft.) lollpcr t. In. 1m th Hplend.d fa-M, but to rc'itrt thiTii. J uMI li (li.'in and r larns m--siWi lt all ;iu worl I know about It. -Let redeemed (,f ti:. l.orl wivro." 'Ihini I n Hlnful reticen.' whbdi Iixt Im'i.i almost eanonbei. l i,,, i-r" quite in ontypo'i;..!! itn they ouvht to l.o on ad milijivtiof T'olitliw and ai m Uncut nnd v.dui.lo on tun Winu-lnn question nnl l.uii' t.illH'm ami tuniTs lilirh mil low nnd remodeled nt). I female mi and you luivrt to ' Ulfully wntej your eh, mm if vou want to put Into tho K-Hivo conversation h n:".f.-t nnt,'i;i'.-tl')ti of yur own, but on the subject of a-vino . .o.l ii. r.'il Kloui experience nn.l eternal ble..s Inc they nr.- not only mlont, but bo.istrul of their r'tf "!ii'c. Now, If you have been r; 1 ( nie.l of Ui Lord, why do you not mi v For" If you nivH in your heart the pearl of pient prt.-o, worth morn than tho Kohinoor amoiu' Vic torian Jewels, why Hot let others Ken if if you p t off tho wreck in tho hr-nken. why not t"U of thn crew nuJ tho stout I.febont tout Mtfelv landed yo;i? II from thn fourth utory yoiiHrt rceiicd in tlm of eonllnpra tior, why hoi t.-llof thn fireman and tho la 1 lerdr.vu which ho earrio I you If you havo a iiu-nnm in heav ei nw.iilinp vou, why not show th dee i to tho-u who nm'y by IhaFnmo proee- t-et nn emerald oust In on theMtno boulevard? I'y tholas two word ofriiyl. xc Iuvli ca'.la upon all of u who have rvived nny movy llt tl0 j,a,i4 0f lodtoht.p i'liper.-. !iut.n the asylums for the dumb mill in the persi -iineof men, wotneu anpeU, il.-vils an 1 nil worl U ", iy so." ' In tio'-H Jamm-y dty.i. tl:nn-:iu'.l of min isters ami nrlvntn Chnstiam aro woinlerinjr nbT.it tlio li'Mt ways of starjinir n rnviv.il of reltei-m. I oa'i tell yon a wnv of startln:; n .revival, oontlnnntnl, h.-m-.i.hi'ri.ia-.i.l worl.l wi'Sn. You sav n li'Vivnl Marts in heaven. V.1, it Hi.irts in heavori ju.-t n1 a prosperous lmrv 'st Mar.s in heaven. "Tim .sun nii'st Rhino and thn rains must defend, but unl"-s you plow i:nd k.v anil ui.tiv:itu tho earlti you will Hot raise a bus'.to! ol wheat or n peak of --iru b' tw.'en now nnd thn end of thn world. How, then, fhall u uni verbal revival stari? J'.y all Christian pco:j telling thn t iory of th .-ir owu conversion. Lot tea men and wo men set up noxt wi'elf in your prayer mnet Jncr Hnd, not in a C3nvantional or canting or -doleful way, but In tho saiun tonn th"y em ploy in thn family or phi"n of bus'lnees, tell bow they crossed tho linn, nmt 'tho revival will berrin then nn 1 there. It tho prayer meotin lias not been po dull to nr.vfl out a.i exci.t thosn concern . o- inc; whom It was foreordained from nl eternity that they should b3 there. There nro go many difTereut ways of being con certed that we want to hear all kinds.no that - our own caj may ba helped. It always puts ,roe back to hear only ouokini of experieuoe, puch tis a man pives wneu he teils of bin 3'auline conversion how ho was knocked senseless, nnd then had a vision and heard ,Vo!c s, nudnftera certain number of days of horror pot up and shouted for joy. All that discourages mo.for I was neverknocknd enso.s:, and I never had such a sudden burst of religious rapturo that I lost my equilibrium. Hut nlrr awhilo a Christian man Rot up in somo mfictiocrand t(ldushow he was brought up by a devout parentally and had always buen thoughtful about re ligious thiiiKS, and trra dually tho peaeo of " the uo.-pel ciimu into hi.s soul liko thn dawn of tho ir.ormn',- no perceotiblo dilTen neo bctwt'fn moment and inoment but r.ft"r awhile -i'l peruu-Liation sule l dowu into a hope that h:id coir-;o'oi nnd strensflhened Jiim duriu1.; all thn vicissitudes of a IKetimo. I said, "Th:it is exiiilnnitiii',': that was my experieive." And so I was srr !Ht,'ihene:7. In nnof' T prayer mi'etini; a man not up nnd told us how bo once hr.te.l God nnd wont through all the mur I o! iuiijuity until we wen all on nettles lest ho should go too much into tho particulars, but one day he was by surv religious power burled Hat ami then not up a Christian nnd had ever miica been srin;,' around with a L'axtcr Bible with Jnrfjo flaps under his arm. a (loatimj evange list. Well, under this story many are not helped at all, for tbry know they never hated God, and th;;y were nover dissolute. But af ter awMlo some Christian woman arises and -eays, "I have nothing extraordinary to tell, yet I think tho cares of life, tho anxieties about my children aud two . craves -opened in our family plot made me feel the need of God, and weak aud helpless and heartbroken I flung myself upon His mercy and I feel wbnt the BUde calls the 'peace of God which pnsse.th all understanding,' and 'I nsk your prayers that I may live nearer to the Christ who bus done so much for me." I declare that before that woman got through wo were all cryinsr, not bitter tears, but tears of joyful emotion, and in three days in that neighborhood all the ice had gono'out of tho river in a springtime freshet of salva tion. "Let tho redeemed of theLordsay so." I have but little interest in what people nay about religion as an abstration, but I ,have illimitable interest in what people say about what they have personally felt of re ligion. It was nn expression of his own gratitude for personal salvation which led Oharles Wesley, after a season of great de spondency about ids soul and Christ bad spoken pardon, to write that . immortal , Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing i My gr.at lledeemer's praise! It was after Abraham Lincoln bad been comforted in tho loss of Tad, tho bright boy of the White House, that bo said, "I now Bee fls never before the preeiousness ot God's jove in J: stss Christ nnd bow wo are brought ruenr to God as our Father by Him." ,j What a thrill wont through the meeting in (Portland, Or,, when nn ex-Attorncy-Genoral 'of the United states rore nnd said: "Last Inigbt I got up and asked the prayers of God's people. I feel now perfecly, satisfied. Tho ,l)urdea isf dled off nud all gone, and I feel that I could run or lly into the arms of Jesus Christ." What a record for all time and eternity Was ma le by Gellaoius, the play actor, in the theatre at Heliopolis. A burlosnue ol Chrisiiiuiit;' was put upon the stage. In de rision of the ordinance of baptism a bath - tub filled with water was put upon the stage, icnd another actor, in awful blasphemy, -dipped Ge'.lacius, pronouncing over him the words, "I baptize thee in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Ghost." But coming forth from the burlesque bap tism he looked changed and was changed, and he cried out, "I am a Christian. I will die as a Cbristiuu." Though he was draggod out and stoned to death, they could not drown the testimony made under such awful circumstances; "I am a Christian. I will dio as a thirstinn." "Let tho redeemed of jtbe Lord fay so What conllrmation would come if all who liad answers to ' prayers would speak out; if all merchants in tight places Docau.se ofhura times would tell how in response to suppli cation they got the money to pny the note; it all faiiiars in tlrno ol drought would tttll bow In nnwr to pravr 11m run rain Jn-t j lu tin " to rn th i rrop; If nil pn-.-iin ho f jirny I for a wander ui i .n to e i nn humn 1 would t.dl how not l uiif after th'-y h. ard ' tlm buy hand on thn latch of tim Ir U;t 1 door. j Kamuol Hi. a-, nn r.nll-h Method'. ! pieaehi-r, .)ii.'iid aid f..r V.t India mli. ' Ions fr. tn a rldi inlcer and failed. Tin n ; thi ndni 'ti.f dropj,,. 1 on hli knees, and tlm ' miser Bftid, "I Nin give then a k'uiuen if i thou wilt givoover." Hut thn mimst r eon- I tlnile,! to r:iy. until thn tnih..r tmld, "I will 'IVO linn t,j Kllllliili If thou Wilt Klvn over." Tien thn money win ; tiken to thn tniidoimrv m-eting. O.i, ; tint pi.wer of rayer! Jl-bmchthou, i Utterly i!h nuniired, wnt pas.iing along : a plami hei children wern heard praying, i an.t mm cauia Imc, ming, "j;r .hr.n. taka eonr'u'e; thn r.illilrii arn praying for us." othiri4 e.'in sian 1 lief ore pi ay.'r. An In'd'd l cu'eMlnto a l'.lliln elasx to R!t pu7..ling que. I ttonx. M my of thn neiir hhorH cit.o lu to I bear thn ui-iei.ssiou. Tho lull. lei arntn , nnd nald to the leader of thn Bible ; :. "1 hear VoU mIIow qiH-stl i,t a"ke,i." ye,," R,Ud thn lender, I "but at thn Mart let un kneed down I nn I ask (1 1 to true!.! um." "Oh.no," mid thn lull. bd. "f did not come to prav; I entua ! to dl.iciiss." "But," nai l thn leader, "you 1 will, of coura, hiihinit to our rule, ami that I Is always to bein with prayer." The leader j kn dt in prover, and lh'-u arose nnd ?ald to j tliaiulldel, "Now you pray." Thn Inlidel ro I plin.l, "I cannot pray. I linvo no Go I to i j'ray to. Let mo go! Let mo go!" The ; Hpectators, who expected fun, found noth ing but overpowering solemnity, and a re j vivai static I, nn 1 anion: thn first who wern j I ron-lit tu was tint Infidel. That prayer did it. in alt our live there hnv been tltnea when wo felt that prayer wns answered. Then let us cay so. Them lingers on this Mdn of the river that divides earth and heaven, ready at nay time to cross ovr, thn nposlle of prayer for this century, Jeremiah Calvin Lnnplder, the founder of the Fulton street prayer meeting, and if ho should put on his epoi'taelea and read this I salute him us mora (iiallilt'd than nry man sine.! Bible times in demonstrating what prayer can do. Dear Brother Lau phior! The hig.i heavens are full of his fame. H iving announced a meeting for 12 o'clock, September 2:1, 1h:7, ho sat in tho uppr room on Pulton slreet, New York, wailing for people to come. lie waited for a half hour, and therj a footfall was heard on t!in steps, an T after awhile in all six per sons arrived, but the next day twenty, and the next day forty an.t from Unit time to this, for over thtrty-eikdit years, every day, Sab fcath excepted, that Fulton street prayer meeting has been a pi. ten wlire people have asked prnyer and answers to prayer have been announced, nnd the throb of that great hart of supplication has thrilled not only into the heavens, but clear around the world, more than nny spot on earlh. That has been the place where tho releamed of tho Lord said so! Let the same outspoken ne;s bo employed toward those by whom we have been person ally advantaged. We wait until they aro dead before we say so. Your parents "have iilanned for your best interests all these years. Thy may sometimes, thuir nervous I system us -d up by the cares, the losses, the disappointments, tho wornmentsoflife.be I more irrltablo than they ought to De, nnd ' they probably have faults which have be- j come oppressive as the years go by. But those eyes', long bufore they took on spec- taeles, were watching for your welfare, and , their bauds, not as smooth nnd much more deeply lined than once, have done for I you many a good day's work. Life him been to them more of a struggle than you will ever know about, and much of the struggle has been for you, arrl how much they are ! wrapped up in your welfare you will never j appreciate. Have you by word or gift or behavior ex- j pressed your thanks? Or if you cannot quite I get up tosay It face to face, have you written j it ia some holiday salutation The time will soon pass, and they wid ba gone out of your aight, and their ears will not hear, and their eyes will not see. If you owe them nny kindness of deed or any words of apprecia tion, why do you not say so? now much wo might all of in save ourselves in the matter of regrets if we did not delay uutil too late an expression of obligation that would have made the last years of fnnhl.y life more attractive. Tho grave is deaf, and epitaphs on cold marble cannot mako re paration. Inconhical life the honeymoon is soon pastKand the twain take it for granted that each is thoroughly understood. How dnpen dent ou each other they become, and the years go by and perhaps nothing is said to maue the other fully understand titat sense of dependence. Impatient words somotinios come forth, and motives are misinterpreted, und it is taken as a matterof course that tho two will walk the path of lifo side by side uutil about the same time their journey shall be ended, butsome sudden and appalling ill ness unloosens the right hands that were clasped years nt before the altar ot orange blossoms, tho parting tauus pinee, anaatnong the worst of all tho sorrows Is that you did. not oftener. if you ever did nt all, toll her or tell him how indispensable she was or how indispensable he was to your happiness, and that in some plain, square talk long ago you did not ask lor lorgivoness ror lutirmities and neglects, and by some unlimited utter anco make it understood that you fully ap preciated tho lldelity nnd re-enforoement or many years. Alas, how many such have to lament tho rest of their lives, "Oh, if I had only said so!" Mv subioet takes a wider range. The Lord has hundreds of thousands of people among those who have never joined llis iarmy bc causa of some high ideal of what a Christian Bhould be or because of a fear that they may not hold out or because of a spirit of pro crastination. They have novor publicly professed Christ. They have as much right to thesaoraments and ns much right to all tho privileges ol the church as thousands who nave tor years ueen enronea in cnurcn membership, and yet they have made no positive utteranea by which ;the world may knowtlioy love God and are on the road to heaven. They are redeemed of the Lord and yet do not say so. Oh, what an augmenta tion it would be if by some divine impulse all those outsiders should become iasiders. I tell you what would bring thorn to their rlsht places, and perhaps nothing else will- days of persecution. It they were compelled to take sides as betweenlChrist nn.1 llis ene mies, thoy would take the side of Christ, and the ingots and the instruments of torture and the anathemas of all earth and hell would not make them blanch. Harryrs aro made out of such stuff as they are. But lot them not wait for such days as I pray to God may nevor come. Drawn by the sense ol fairness and justice and obligation, let them show their colors. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so. TMi chapter from which I taka my text mentions several classes of persons who oueht to be outspoken, among them all thosa who go on a journey. What an opportunity you have, you who spend so mucti of your time on rail trains or on sninooaru, wnoiuer on !ka or river or sea! Spread the glory of God's goodness and your owu redemption wherevor vou eo. Tou will have many a lonsr ride beside some one whom you will never see again, some one who is waiting for Ann word of rescue or consolation. Slako every rail trainnd steamer a moving palace of saved souls, casual oonvarsauoua uva harvested a great host for God, Ho r tirn nnnv Cbr! tint w--!;eri b n il. J iu. In ml cm MaMon', .-i.iM.atii c!i.t..N, In iitili. i.r i of pine w lio m o ilum,' t !ndr t t for (iod tin l Without ntiv recognition. They k'o an I co ne, and no on rheet them, I'. i Im I nil thn ie.vnrd lln'V gef ti hii.--.ll (Vitic I :n, or rep lUe, or their own laturue. If you ha ever lit aid ol any good tl y have done, b t tin ui know about It. If you tlud nomu one beneMii d by their ftirm, or their prayers, 'r their cheering word, io nn I tell tiic.n. They may I n i.kno.t r-1 '.y to ii'i tlie.r mission. 'J lio v rnuy be nonoht in depuir I.e. can-., of tim d."'iiii.g !ne. of result. One word from you nciy be nn ordination that Will Nt'lltlheiii Oil the ch.ei Work or their lifetime. A Chris.laii woman said to her pastor: "My n-eiulnes is dorm. I do not know why mv life is spared any longer, be I'HUXi) 1 I'llllll'IIHI good." '1 lie'n til) pil' t r replied: "Voir do tin) rreat good every aii. baih." Sim ic-ked; "How do I do Vou any good'.'" and lm replied: "Iu the tint place, you nr always in your rei.t lu thn oiiurch, and that helps me, and in tho p on t i.'.a 'n you are iihvms wide nwa'in an 1 al-rt. look ing right up into try Inc.-, aiid that lu-lps :ne, and in thn third olu 1 oltn s.-h tents run ning down yoi-r e.'i. .:,, nnd that bcls me." What a good tiling h did not wail until iho Was dead before hn vuid no! Tliern are hundreds of ministers who bavn bar 1 work to make (-erinoiis beeaiisn no one e-cpre . i-sanyapprec.iiUori. They nro afraid of running hint vain. Tito moment tho benediction is t.roiionnced they turn on thelt heels nnd go out. lVrlutpj it win a subject ( li wlil-h hn had put eqicclal pains. II Konght for the right txr. and tli-n til l bis best to put thn old thought into s unn new shane. He bad praveltb'it it might tro to thn hearts of the people. Hn bad a bbvlto thn argument the mosi vivid Illustrations he I , eould think of. Iln had ile'ivercd all with ' a power that left him nervously exhamttd. Five hundred people mnv have been blessed by It and resolve 1 upon a higher iifn and nobler purposes. Yet ail hn hears Is th clank of thn pew door, or the shuffling of feet in the aisle, or some remark abouf the weather, thn last resort ot inanity. Why did not that man rente tin and snv frankly, "You have (bmn mo goo IV" Way did not sr.rnn woman come up and pay, "I shall tro home to take up the burden of li'e mow cheerfully?" Why ('id not some nrdfrs-intml maneomn u$ nnd s'iv: " i'hnnk vou, dominie, for that pool advice? I will take it. (Iod tile's you." why didth 'v not tell him so? I have known ministers, in th" nervous r a -Hon thn comes to Eorr.n after the dmimy of a sermon with no yeominar result, to go home and roll m the floor in ngony. ! But to make up for this lack of outspoken religion tln-m needs to be and will ben great day when, amid thn solemnities and erandcursbf a listening unives . God will , "say so." No statistics cr.n state how many i 'mothers have rocked era lies and hovered ' over infantile sicknesses nr. I brought up their families to manhood and womanhood j and launghel them upon useful and success- : I ful lives, am' vet never received one "Thank ' you" that Vnounted to ntiyihing. The I daughters became queens in social life or ' were aflb'.nced in highest rcilms of pros- j (parity; the sons took thn first honors ot j the university and became radiant in mone- ! j tary or professional spheres. Now the secret of all that cj)lifted maternal influence must j ' come out. Soeioty did not sav so, the j church did rot say so, the world did not say i i so.but on that day of all other days, the last j , dav, God will say so. I There are men to whom life Is a grind ! nnd a conflict, hereditary tendencies to be , : overcome, occidental environments to bo 1 endured, nppalling opposition to be met and j conquered, and they never so much as bad i a rose ninned to their coat lapel In admlra- tion. They never had a song dedicated to ; their name. Thev never bad a book pre sented to them with a complimentary word on the fly-leaf. All they havo to show for their liletime battle is scars. But in the lat dnvtho story will come out, and thnt life will be put in holy nnd transcendent , rhythm, and their couragn nnd persistence and faith and victory will not only bo an nounced but rewarded. ''Then are tVy that came out nf great tribulation and had their robes washed and made white in tho blood of the Lamb." God will eav so! We miss one of tho chief ideas of n Inst judgment. We put into the picture tho flr. nnd the smoke, nnd the earthquake, nnd the descending angels, and the uprising dead, but we omit to put into the picture that which makes the lust judgment a "magnificent opportunity. We omit the fact thnt it is to bo a day of glorious exnlauation and com mendation. The first justice that millions of unrewarded nnd unrecognized nnd unap preciated men nnd women get will be on that day, when services that never called forth so much as a newspaper line of finest pearl or diamond type, as the printers term it. shall bo called up for coronation. That will bo tho dav ol enthronement for thoso whom tho world called "nobodies." Joshua, who commanded the sun and moon to stand still, needs no last judgment to get justice dono him, but thoso men do need a last judgment who at times in all armies, under the most violent assault, in obedience to com mand themselves stood still. Deborah, who encouraged Barak to bravery In battle against the oppressors of Israel, needs no last judg ment to get justice done ner, for thou sands of years have clapped hor applause. But the wives who in all ages have oncour- aged their husbands in tho battles of life, women whose names were hardly known be yond tho next street or the next farmhouse, must have God say to them: "You did well. You did gloriously. I saw you down in that dairy. I watched you In the old farmhouse mending thoso children's clothes. I heard what you said In the way of eheor when the breadwinner of tho household was in des pnK I remomher all tho siok'cradles you have sung to. I remember tho backaches, the headaches, tho heartaches. I know the story of your knitting needle ns well ns I know tho story ol a queen s scepter. Your cpstlo on the heavenly bill is all ready for you. Coup and take it." And turning to tho surprised multitudes of heaven He will say. "She did what she could." God will say so. And now l close witn giving my own per sonal tcstimouy, for I must not enjoin upon others that wlilch I decline myself to do. Born at Bound Brook, N. J., of a parentage ns pious as the world ever saw, I attest be fore earth and heaven that 1 have always felt tho elevating and restraining influence of having had a good father and a good mother, and if I am able to do half as well for my children ns tho o'ld folks did for me I will be thankful forever. Tho years of my lifo passed on until, at about eighteen years of age. I felt tho pressure of eternal realties and alter prayer and religious counsel I passed into what I took to bo a saved state and joined the church, and I attest before earth and heaven that I have found it a most helpful nnd Inspiring association. I like tho com panionship so well that I cannot bo sat isfied if I have a clay less of it than all eter nity. After graduating at collegiate and theological institutions I had the hands of ten or twelve good men put upon my head in solemn ordination, nt Belleville, N. J., and I attest before earth and heaven that the work of the gospel ministry has been de lightful, and I expect to preach until my last hour. Many times I have passed thpugh deep wator of bereavement and but fof the divine promise of heavenly reunion I would have gone under, but I attest before oarth and heaven that the comfort of the gospel Is high, deep, glorious, eternal, Maay times have I ,.. .tl ni'ibn" 1 nr. l rr:y work inhiei ..d. but ad Mi -It fa'- '.ood and y-rf iliori intvn inriielout I r mv a Iv.in la.re an I ci,:riv,i 1 v,,rk, and I attest l.. foin ea-tii tml hewn that i .d bis fulM'e l to tic tb p-,,. i, (,! j n n with you Rl. wnvs," nnd 'Ten vai.-Ko.' lu ll (.hall not pre vail aralnst y.ui." For thn ch.Mir of y ninger men In all d purt meats let nv say you id conm out all right If you nihi l y.oir own l.u ln.-s nn 1 nro pat .lit. Tim n. I'tlt of llinwoll Isoidy be ing rubbed ito-vii by a T..ugh 'i url.e h towel, and It l iij. roves thn circulation ntid inak.-s mi" morn vigorous. While tlm future holds for mo manv m.v .icrl.w wlib-h I do ted j re. tend to s lv,, I ft.;i living lu ex; e.da l in that wlirn my poor work is douc, 1 idiall go through the gab s and in 'et mv Lot I iuiJ ull my kluJrod wlu have preceded m-. lllSKOl' JIAYt.OOl) I)i:.l. Tho Venerable IMvlnc'n K.irlhlv La bor's Kmlcd. Attictis O. Haygouil dlM at Oxford, On., at 2 o'clock Stiii.lay morning. Tho fiul was os peaceful an of a cliibl falling; uslcrp. J I wni surroutiilod by his ituineJiuto family- and intimuto friends. During his Inst hours thorn woro with him liishop Duiicau, Dra. W. 15. Ktrudloy, V. A. Candler, llev. L. II. Harris, Hey. H. II. Dimoa nnd other iutiniuto friends. Sketch of Illshop llnygotid. I.thhon Attictis Grccno Iluvvood was horn in Wtttkinsvillle, (la., Noveinhcr 19th, ISo'J, and graduated from Emory collect) in 1339. Ho was licensed to preach during Lis senior year and joined tho Georgia conference at it.i session next uticceedttig his gradua tion, lie served in tho various rela tions of pastor, presiding elder and itrtuy chaplain uutil 1870, when ho wan elected editor of tho Sunday school publications of the Nethodist Episco pal church, south. Ho continued in the editorial work until the autumn of 1875, when he resigned and was im mediately elected to tho presidency of his alma mater, in which work he con tinued until 1SS t. During 1878-82 ho combined with h:s collego work tho editinjr of the "Wesleyan Christian Advocate, the offi cial organ of Georgia aud I'lorida Methodism, and under his editorship tho paper attained an lnlluenco Becond to none in tho church. In May, 1882, he was elected ono of tho bishops of tho Methodist Episcopal churcn, south, but declined ordina tion beenuso ho felt at that time that ho could not lay down tho college work ho had in hand. In tho lntter part of 1882 he was mudo ngent of tho John F. Hlater fund, which, he admin istered two years whilo continuing tho presidency of tho college, and thereaf ter until 1890, devotod his attention exclusively to tho work of tho Slater fnnd. In May, 18S0, he was again elected bishop. Dishop ITaygood is one of the strong est men in tho Methodist church, lie devoted his life's labor to tho work of extending the interests of the church. As president of Emory college he did a wonderful work, and it was through ins elkirts that tho heney hall was se cured. During his administratior. thero priutiouB. TTirn Ilia nu i rrn ntinn of "tt I V. 1 1 li l, l W 1-1 U U JLlllKJL y Bishop Hayoodg mndo a trip to Cali fornia with" tho purpose of establish ing a conferonco there. Quite u num ber of well known divines of tho southern church followed him thero and located permanently in California. lio was called from California 'to accept tho position of bishop. He de voted all his energies to the work of tho church recently, und it was on a j trip to a conference in Tennessee that i ho was first stricken with paralysis. i This occurred early in November and I it was thought at the time tha he was fatally aflected. COMMISSION AT WORK. A Meeting Held and a Oood Start Made. The members of tho Venezuelan commission met at Washington Mon duy morniDg in their handsomely ap pointed temporary quarters in the building partly eccupied by the inter state commerce commission. Justice Brewer nrebided. Tho selection of Mr. H. Mallett Trevost, of Now York, as executive officer of tho conimisbiou, was formally ratified. Mr. Provost was not present, but it wns stated that ho would take hold of his duties at m. - L Jf .. once. Tuo commission gave out. iur publication a letter addressed to bee rotary Olnoy last week, inviting infor matiou from tho two governments chielly interested in tho boundary con troversv. To this communication Secretary Olney replied, stating that he had communicated tho suggestions of tho commission to Sir Julian 1 uucefote, the British ambassador, and to Minis- tor Audrade, tho Venezuelan repre tentative, for transmission to their re Booctivo covernments, Tho commission thon adjourned uu til Friday next, it being said that Fri day is to bo tho business day of tho commission. The only employes so far determined upon aro tho secretary, or executive officer, ono stenographer and a doorkeeper and messenp-or Tim commission finding that in New England and elscwhero there are col lections of ancient maps desire it to be understood that any documents of this kind entrusted to them for their infor mation will bo carefully preserved and returned to the owners, COULD ONLY EATiT.PrONOlDl r.rr pink rit i.h m tin: ir rMitm.s T l l: V T AN V I HIN'i. Cot four J 1 a r.l I.. r lttuht mm.1 Tan' llfititH Wilt Tutso fnr "f Il'f. from ' .', 11' is'.ia ;' 'a, , C. "Dr. WioU'ie.' r.nk 1'oU mlra.MiI.enly- cured m of t v di - va- h (i'i I h ivn ot!o'r,vis done Hi- a VOc t a n n'd of (.toil," aid Mm. I.. A. Mi-'.-r.of No. '' '7 Thi-I Nt'eef, is ,11th- east Washington, I). CY to a Mir reporter t -d IV. 'l'or many y" M I th a nuTirr friti mnseu. ir rhu nati .-n In It wirit form, an 1 !n a I lition ha 1 st 'na 'h trouhln to minh an extent that for a Ion r ti no I pouM "at ntb lntj stronger than b'f pepp.nol b. Th rheumatism (omnien"" 1 In my ba"!c an I n )t only tuten 1" 1 Into ray left an1!, al;n t par ahv.ituf It fro n thn f'l ml br t t'i iV-ir, but ntt ti'kc I my hip an I lbnhi with nuoli velnnaencn that It w.i Imp issihln for ma t fro out on tho street without belnu tupportof by an attendant. 'I w.n atteulol by four dif.'rent phy- alclann not all at onn time of bo'h tha al- lopathlo and homnopathlf school, and tner wera timet when I was eov -ro 1 from my n"l to my feet with porous or aorno othor Liu 1 of piastf r, for I trie 1 evurvthlntf of th Bort that wnf rec.irn men le d by mv friend. "Durlni; the greater part of thUtlma mr bus). and nn I fion w-ro urchuf rno to tak Dr. WllliatuV i'iulc 1'iils, but I atoadlly ro- f used to do SO. "About two years or two and a half years as;o thn piiysician who wai tnen ntten un in, and I bavrf bad tiotia (incn, sat 1 to mo. Mm. Meeker, th"r is no use for mo to eo'rin nnd bch you any moro; you havo muscular rheu natitn, a di.i 'aso incident to old aut nnd you e innot bo cured. I will pivo yon some iron for your blood, and when thu iirescrlption runa out you onn pet It renewed, f you pet much worso you can send for me. but I Will not npam call uutil 1 a:n sum moned.' "Ofeourso I was much diseourapod, but vttill I tried a noted mo.s-a ;o treatment thor oughly, but without tho sllphtest t f"ct. At last mv husband persuaded nw to try tn I'inlc Pills. I want to say that when I bean taklnc; tho I'lnlc l'llls it was without tho least fultn. In their elllcaey for poo 1 or beltof that they would benetlt mo, but simply to pleaso my husband and son by taking somethlnp. JIow ever, I took them as directed by tho makers, and about thuend of the month I f' and to mypreatsurpri.soth.it my idotnuc'i wils o much better that 1 had no louircr to euosist on boot peiton.)i.'.s, but could bela to tn Uulu In morn solid food. "Hoi told mv husband that as the Tintc rills were evidently doiup mo good, I would trvthem for another month. "1 continued to Use them as dinvted ami durlnp the socond mouth my eyesipht, whlcti had boon very bad for a lonp time, bepan to Improve, audit was much morn pleasuut for ineto go on the street, thouph I still had t bo attendoil on aeoouut of my weak limbs. "How many boxes of tho l'ink Tills X toolc In all I could not bepin to tell, aa thero wert periods wh.on 1 would stop usmp them lor a woekatatlmo. Uut from tho time I cotn menood until I foltl could safely ceaso tak. lnpthum wus about flftoeu months. 'Sometinia utter my eyosipnt bopan to prow bettor, my memory, which hud beea defective aud cuusea me uiucn trouble lor lonp time, returned and beeuuio as good aa when as I was many years youupor. l)urin? the period to wdiich I refer I bud preat diffi culty in remembering where i had put any thinp, but as 1 said before, this trouble en tirely disappeared and has never returned, While my eyesipht also continues excellent. 'Mv lonp continued illness nau reuuoed my woipht from between 130 and 140 pound to 112 pounds, but while 1 whs takinp th l'ink Pills 1 paiued thirty pounds, aud L now welph 133 pounds "dome of my tnonds freely asserted thnt my llesli, as tney nottcea my increasing woipht, was not solid und predicted that I would speedily lose it. bucti, nowevor, naa not been tho case, nlthouph I nave not takoa any of tho pills since last Deuembor. All my rheumatism having by that time disap peared, since which, time 1 have had uo re turn of tho dread complaint. I have been told that tho disease will visit mo a:jain, but If It does, I shall npaiu resort to the use ol Dr. Williams rink l'ills. "With my experience with Dr. Williams' riuk l'ills I have not hesitated to recommend them to others who wore nfilieted. My niece, who lives noar Hillsboro, Loddoun County, Va.. sutTorod for a lonp time with a peculiar diseaseof the hips and limbs. I believed tha medicine which did meso much pood would cure her also, and T boupht three boxes ol them and sent to her. Hue took them and was cured completely of her complaint." Dr. Williams' l'ink rills contain all the ele ments necessary to give now lite and rich ness Xo the blood and restore shattered nerves. They are sold In boxes (never la loose form, by the dozen or hundred) at 60 cents a box, orsix boxes for $150, aud may be had of all drugplsts or directly by mail from Dr. Williams' Medicine Co., Soiieueo tady, N. X. Ancient Ancestry. Tho mikado is the religious head of the Japaneso, as well as their ruler. llis place is hereditary and it has been lilled by members of his family for more than 2,500 years. llis is incom parably tho most ancient linengo known. The present mikado is tho 122d of tho line. The founder of it, whoso hope of posterity in its wildest dreams, could not havo equalled tho result, was contemporary with Neb uchadnezzar, GOO B. C. It is impudence in a young man who never owned a foot of real estate to nsk a young girl to share his lot. Los Angeks Express. Come AVcst For Toar Secil. ' That's what we say, because it's tho best. Salter's Wisconsin prown seeds aro bred to earlinoss and produce tho earliest vegeta bles in tho world. Klpht alonpsido of other Boedmen's carlieft. his are twenty . days ahead! Just try his earliest peas, radishes, lettuce, cabbngo, etc lio is the largest prower of farm and vegetable seoils, potatoes, grasses, clovers, etc. llT TOU WILL CUT THIS OUT AXD BEST) IT tO the John A. Balzer Seed Co., La Crosrse, Wis., with lOe. postage, you will got samp! package of Early Bird Kadis-h (ruady la 18 days) and their great catalogue. Catalogue alone Bo. postage. (A. C.) W hy Yon Should Due llludcrcoriiii. It takes out the corns, and then you have com fort, surely a good exchang-'. 15c. t drug's ists.