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J. 6. rosST, Fcnmm. ' AUI.IIIU. HTSSOCHi Tk saloon-keeper cu mix logwood, sulphuric acid, water, and what not with hi liquors. His customers will drink, smack their lips, and pay his price. Nobody over disputes price with a bar-keeper. A scientist ad ranees the idea that trees, as well as animaU, require reg ular periods of rest. It is about time for somebody to speak a good word for the trees in western States where lynch ing are popular. New Yorkers are agitating the ques tion of sprinkling the streets with salt water, so as to have fresh water to drink and for culinary purposes. How to get pure water is New York's great unsolved problem. TiIe United States has more than sis times as many miles of railroad as Great Britain, but the cost of con struction was only twice as much as in Great Britain, In 1877 the gross earn ings of the roads in this country, with six times the length of . road, were about three times those of Great Brit ain. The Charleston, Cincinnati & Chicago Railway has been chartered. One would imagine from the name that it will be an exceedingly extensive addition to the railway system of the country. As a matter of fact, however, it extends from Marion, N. C, to Memphis, Va. There is a good deal in a name when it comes to a railroad. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company is about to adopt an important policy toward its employes. Arrangements are being made to ' establish a pension system for superannuated members of the company's relief association, and the step will attract wide attention, as it is the first of its kind taken in the United States. Hon. Jerkmiah Rusk, Secretary of Ag riculture, explains his impartial choice of Chicago as the site of the Fair thus: "One of the principal features of the Fair, of course, must be an agricultural exhibit, and I want space for it. The Chicago committee say I can have a hundred acres for it if I wish or more. , New York can't give me that. That's why I am for Chicago," The cigarette habit is sadly on the increase. The Commissioner of Inland Revenue collected taxes this year upon 2,151,515.360, which is an increese of 288,789,260 over the preceding fiscal year. The number taxed is a pretty good indication of the consumption. .The number of cigars taxed during the Hist fiscal year was 3,867,385,640, an in crease of 22,658,990, showing that the consumption of cigarettes is increasing , more rapidly than that of cigars. The year 1844 was made memorable by the successful establishment of instan taneous communication between dis tant places by means of the electro magnetic telegraph, to which intelli gence and a language had recently been given by a citizen of New York, Pro lessor S. F. B. Morse. A line of tele grapic communication between Balti more and Washington had just been completed, and the first message sent over it was an announcement from Baltimore of the nomination of Mr. Polk for the Presidency by the Demo cratic convention then in session in that city. OtH-ir lines were speedily set up, largely through the wonderful execu tive 'bility of Henry O'Reilly, of New Yok, who was the editor of the first daily newspaper (at Rochester, N. Y.) established between the Hudson River and the Pacific Ocean. Serious apprehension exists in London ' that the great strike of workmen will end seriously. The cause of the move ment apparently is a universal demand for an increase of wages, and the ranks of the strikers are being joined hourly by hundreds of men employed in all trades. The business of the great port of London is practically paralyzed. Cargoes of produce from other ports lie rotting for want or help to Unload them. The prices of coal and foreign meats have risen 25 to 40 per cent. Over 100, 000 of the strikers marched in procession through the streets yesterday and were cheered by crowds of sympathizers on the sidwalks. It is feared that any col lision with the police would result in a disastrous riot. At the present time it is difficult to see a way out of the trouble, as the employers are as resolute as the men in their determination not to be forced to a surrender. In the meantime trade in all directions is practically at a standstill. The Springfield (111.) Republican, in a recent issue.bad a lengthy article on the subject of woman suffrage in the four new States, and among other things says; "Every State so far organized in the Union bat started wrong; these four States ha re the inestimable oppor tunity to start right. In U the Nit the struggle is going on to secure what they can give at once, and be free from a contest which will never cease until the right It established. Wyoming has proved by experlenoa that the toting of women Is good in .wry iaerctllts being , Irrefragnbly demonstrated In many Sums wner. It iti V"MJ well shown in Washington until, byn trksk of ineffable meanness, the women were deprived of their right ' The West has new In Ma bands, la 4a tfckotas, WMhlCs, toe high rnet Ct ' esSta men t 1 cc-a I t truly ul FOB THE LADIES. Antwn Styles in Bodices for the Opera, Ike Karateca Girl ml Ta-aar Hot Worth WanyJnj About Other Interesting Selection. ' TheHomaaatarnHalrntm. Gray little Quaker, quiet eyed. Cooped in tin- corner of s car, ,1 watched you leaf Iroiu leaf divide au mat poor novel "i.ike a Mar. ' Your paper-knife, I do declare. Was but a hairpiu from your hair. And while the hairpin ltd the way, 1 raw you smile from page to page. And nod your head a if to say : "Thin ttory doth my heart eugage." But suddenly, unlike a lamb. You thut the volume with a tlam. What did the precious heroine do? Prove false, thouirh most divinely fair? Or die untimely' Would I knew That I inifrht'make the placid air Wherein that novelist exiats A very hurricane of fist. Ah ! would that 1 might pen a tale. All fashioned for your ears alone; A little ship with silver sail From sapphire seas of Kros flown. But no 1 You put the hairpin back And left the train at Hackensat-k! Pittsburg Dispatch. Autumn Opera Costumes. THE EMPlItK BODICE. Theatre bodices this fall promise to be of unrivaled beauty, and if a young lady is the possessor of a half-worn black lace or surah skirt, and a stylish toque or two, she can, with a variety of bodices, appear variously and attract ively garbed. The "Greeada" bodice is perhaps as charming as any, and has a full, overhanging vest of some soft textile, which may be gold-embroidered or wrought in dull Madras tints. Over this is worn a rounding Spanish jacket of velvet, Sicilienne, Armiire, or bro cade, with sleeves rather short, from be neath which fall full undersleeves of the soft fabric, which are gathered in at the wrists. Then there are the "Bul garian," "Algerian," and "Tunisian" bodices, with elements of each national ity suggested in the design, not forget ting the Empire style, a pretty example of which is pictured in the accompany ing illustration. The bodice is made of white sillc mull, in crossed-over folds, which are held in place by bands of elm in braid galoon in soft pompadour tints. The jacket, with open fronts and directoire revers, is made of faille with moire stripes. The large leghorn hat is finished with three rows of silk-covered wire on the under brim, and the crown is concealed by rich ostrich plumes. Nestling in the folds of the bodice on the left breast is a jeweled beetle of natural size, of the variety known to science as the Lucanus Dama, Now the bicycles are beintr so exten sively manufactured for ladies' use! special designs for cycling costumes are in demand. Two varieties are popular, one with the bifurcated skirt, and the other which is made with Turkish trousers and a kilted skirt to the ankle. Norfolk blouses with belts, and little "fore-and-aft" caps of the material are favored by many, but certainly the most "fetching" style is the open jacket and a "Henley" shirt. EtXA Starr, Where Women Are Not Allowed to Penetrate. Nothing is more curious than to st udy the effects upon a large society of the total exclusion of the female sex, says Murrav s Magazine. It is commonly thought that men by themselves must grow rude and savage; that it is to women weowe all thegracesand refine ments of social intercourse. Nothing can be further from the truth. I ven ture to say that in all the world there is not so perfectly polite and orderly a so ciety as that of Athos. As regards hos pitality and gracious manners the monks and their servants put to shame the most polished western people. Dis order, tumult, confusion seem impossi ble in this land of ieace. If they have difference and squabbles about the rights of property, these things are referred to law-courts and determined by argument ot advocates, not by disputing and high words among the claimants.. While life and property are still unsafe on the mainland and on the sister peninsula of Cassandra and Longos, Athos has been for centuries as seoure.as any county in England. So far, then, all the evidence is in favor of the restriction. Many of the monks, being curried to the penin sula in early youth, have completely forgotten what a woman is like, except for the brown, smoky pictures of the Pnnagia with her infant, in all the churches, which the strict iconography of the orthodox church has made as un lovely and nonliumati as it is possible for a'picture to be. So far, so well. But if the monks im agined they could simply expunge the other sex from their life without any but the obvious consequences they were mistaken. What strikes the traveler is not the rudeness, the untidiness, the dis comfort of a purely mala society; it is rather itsdtillness and depression. Some of the older monks were indeed jolly enough; they drank their wine and cracked their jokes freely. But the novices who attended at the table, the men and boys who had come from the mainland to work as servants, muleteers, laborers, seemed nil su tiering under a permanent depression and sadness. The town oi Karyes is trie most somber ana ?;looiny place I ever saw. There are no unfiling groups, no singing, no games among the hoys. Everyone looked ser ious, solemn, listless, vacant, as the ease may be, but devoid of keenness and in terest In life. At first one might) sus pect that the monks were hard teak, masters, ruling their servant as slaves) but this is not the real solution. It is that the main source of Interest and cause of quarrel In alt these animals, human and other, does not occur. For the dullness was not confined to the young monks or the laityi It had Invad ed even the lower animals. The torn oats, which were (tare In orowdi, passed one another in moody silence along the roofs. They seemed perfectly dumb, And If the cooks had not lest their voice and crowed frequently In tlx small liatura of the morning, (heir note seemed to me a wail, not a challenge the clear tnougn unconscious expreesioa oi a jus want in their lives. KarsJtlM la Jewelry- The Eiffel tower thermometer seems to be quite popular among the novelty loving classes. The bronze prow of an Indian dhow with a yard-trimmed mast, having a glass thermometer inserted, makes a handsome wall ornament. The ferocious head of a bulldog, with distended eyes and holding in its mouth a silver plated bar from which hat pegs protrude, is a queer addition to ball furniture. Undoubtedly the most novel lamp pedestal produced this season is a tall column of cut glass simulating the Eif fel tower. The base is formed by a series of beveled mirrors. Weighy but attractive is a card tray of bronze painted to represent a basket of wicker work. A thrush with its head raised in song stands amidst a bunch of leaves on the rim. Two china footmen bearing a prof use lv decorated sedan chair of the same substance, through the window of which appears the face of a richlv painted clock, make a mantel ornament of surpassing beauty. An ebony block having silver spots on the six sides to represent a die, and which on being opened reveals a cut glass inkstand buried in a bed of fluffy silk, is much admired. One of the handsomest productions of the English potters this season is a por celain vase, which, to the uninitiated, appears to be draped with ancient tapes try. The surface of the vase is painted with old Normandy scenes. To meet the demand for fancy onyx tablets patterns of numerous makes are being produced. One with the top cut to represent the ace of spades is the most recent. The frame is of gilt, with small flowers of ebony interspersed. Jewelers Weekly. Saratoga of To-day. Of all places in the world Saratoga is the most absolutely vulgar, writes "Bab." You can call it nothing else. The stamp of the gold coin nukes or dinary girls pretty, badly-bred women fashionable and men who wouldn't be spoken to outside of a bar room in New York given the entree. At a ball the woman whose diamonds are biggest is quoted as distinguished and the girl whose frock is the most bizarre is described as the belle. I should never be surprised at any offense against good taste committed here, for it's just a question of how much money, how many diamonds and how many frocks. A complimentary writer called it the "Monaco of America," and I thin if the powers that be in the smallest kingdom in the world should hear of this insult to their principality they would come and raze Saratoga to the ground. Mon aco, enframed in (lowers, made joyful by the soft sea air, has about its gam bling a halo of romance. Saratoga, glaring hot and dusty, has about it no romance whatever and its gambling is of the sort that means an eager grasp for the almighty dollar, while its coat-of-nrms ought to be three balls. The women? Well, the many are loud and badly dressed. The few are quiet in manner, elegant in gown and equipage. The old-timers tell of romance con nected with Saratoga and then sigh that it is not as it used to be. They regret the days when the Southern gentry used to come on for the waters and sigh over the fact that anybody can get there nowadays. It is an exaggerated weigh ing machine you drop your nickel in the slot; a gold-washed nickel and THE SARATOGA CURL. then it is announced exactly what your weight is from the golden stand point by the gossips round about. The days of romance have gone by and those of reality are here. About the last of the stories is that of Cammack and the lovely girl whom he married. He met her here and her sweetness of face, of voice and of manner, charmed even the man who found his greatest delight in making money, and he determined that the beauteous maid should be his bride. Evidently she had no ideal as far as a husband was concerned, or else even all the money would not hove made her (ind happiness in a man old enough to be her father and certainly not hand some. She is not here 'this summer, and it would seem just as well, for the much-praised beauty has gone the delicate skin has grown Hushed and the slender figure is more than round; it is fat! And the moral of it is that when you have lived your romance in one place while you are young and lovely to look upon never come back. All ground the House. "A pretty lltt'e affair for holding fancy work is (the bag,1 the sketch of which hero given shows the manner in which the ends of the material are gath ered up and held in place by the orna mental cord, laced and intertwined to give a rich, heavy ell'ect and forms a sua aon nanr nmac. handle, Almost any.; r .trr!al usually employed la suitable, .m k-f here re ferred to was of ysljnw silk, "h stf 1st and gold cord tf t a t Bowers mbroiderWinbrMr,'' , . i TAIMAGE IN MBRASK1 THE MASSES ENCHANTED BY HIS SPIRITUAL ENDEAVOR. He Grasps His Sacred Topio and Wields It With Fervor. His Able Discourse "Thou Art Weighed in the Balances, and Art round Wanting" Eeoeived in Awed Silence. The Rev. Talmage discourses to an Im mense audience at Omaha. His text was: "Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting." Daniel v, 37. The preacher said: Babylon was the paradise of architecture, and driven out from thence the grandest buildings of modern times are only the evi dence of her fall. The site having been selected for the city, two million men were employed in the rear of her walls and the building of her worm. It was a city sixty niues in circumference. There was a trench all around the city, from which the material for the building of tha city had been digged. There were twenty-five gates on each side the city ; between every two gates a tower of defense springing into the skies; from each gate ou the oue side, a street running straight through to the corre sponding street on the other aide, so that there were fifty streets fifteen miles ion?. Through the city run a brunch of the Kiver Euphrates. This river sometimes over flowed its banks, and to keep it from the ruin of the city a lake was constructed into which the surplus wuter of the river would run during the time of freshets, and the water was kent in this artificial lake until time of drought, and then this water would stream down over the city. At either end of the bridge spanning this Eu phrates there was u palace the one paluee a mile and a half around, the other palace seveu and a half miles around. The wife of Nebuchadnezzar had been born and brought up in the country, and in a mountainous region, and she could not bear this flat district ot Baby km; and so, to please his wile, Nebuchadnezzar built in the midst of the city a mountain four hun dred feet high. This niouutuin was built out into terraces supported on arches. On the top of these urches a layer of flat stones, on the top of that a layer of reeds and bitumen, on the top of Hint two layers of bricks closely cemented, on the top of that a heavy shoot of lead, and on the top of that the soil placed the soil so deep that a Lebanon cedar hud room to anchor its roots. There were pumps worked by mighty machinery fotching up the water from the Euphrates to this hanging garden us it wag culled, so that there were fountains spout ing into the sky. Standing below and looking up it must have Beenied as if the clouds wore in blossom, or as though tho sky leaned on the shoulder of a cedar. All this Nebuchau nezzer did to please his wifo. Well, Bho ought to have been pleased. 1 suppose sho urn. nlananH If tha, ...nnlJ n.t 1. nothing would. Them wan in that. ..;t,r iil.n tho temple of lielus, with towers oue tower the eighth of a milo high, in which there was an observatory whore astronom ers talked to the stars. There was in that temple an image, Just one image, which would cost what would be our fifty-two million dollars. O what a city I The earth never saw any thing like it, never will soe anything like it. And yet I have to tell you that it is going to be destroyed. The king and his princes are at a feast. They are nil intoxicated. Pour out the rich wine into tho chalices. Drink to the health of tho king. Drink to tho glory of Babylon. Drink to a great future. A thousnnd lords reel intoxicated. The king, Beatcrt upon a chair, with vacant look, as intoxicated uion will-with vacant look stared at the wall. But soon that vacant look takes on intensity, and it is an affright ed look; and all the princes begin to look nnd wonder what is the matter, and they look at the samo point on the wall. And then there drops a darkness into tho room and puts out the blaze of tho golden plato, and out of the sleeve of the darkness there comes a finger a finger of fiery terror cir cling around and circling around as t.hmiD-h it would write; nud then it comes up and ! wiuu u bihmj ui iiuuie ii. luscriuos on tuo plastering of tho wall the doom of the king: 'Weighed in tho balances, and found waul ing." The bang of heavy fists against the gates of the palace are followed by the breaking in of the doors. A thousand gleaming knives strike into a thousand quivering hearts. Now Death is king, and he is seated on a throne of corpses. In that hall thore is a balance lifted. God swung it. On one sido of the balance aro put Bel sliazzar's opportunities, on the other sido of the balance are put Belsha.zar's sins. The sins come down. His opportunities go up. Weighed in the balances found wanting. There has been a great deal of cheating In our country with false woights and meas ures and balances, and the government, to change that state of things appointed com missioners whose business it was to stamp weights and bulunees, nnd a great doal of the wrong has been corrected. But still, after all, there Is no such thing as a perfect balance on earth. The chain may brake, or somo of the motal may be clipped, or in somo way the equipose may be a little dis turbed. You cannot always depend upon earthly balances. A pound is not always a pound, and you may pay forone tning'and get an pther; but in tho balance which is suspend ed to the throne of Uod, a pound is a pound, and right is right, and wrong is wrong, and a soul is a soul, and eternity is eternity. God has a perfoct busho and a perfect peck and n perfect gallon, When merchants weigh their goods in tho wrong way, then the Lord woighs the goods again. If from the Imperfect measure the merchant pours out what pretends to be a gallon of oil and there is less than a gallon, God knows it, and Ho calls upon His recording angel to mark it: "So much wanting in that measure of oil." The farmer comes in from the country. He has apples to soli. He has an imperfect measure. He pours out the apples from this imperfect measure. God recognires it. He says to the recording angel: ''Mark down so many apples too few an imperfect measure." We may cheat ourselves and we may cheat the world, but we cannot cheat God, and in the great day of Judgement it will bo found out that what we learned in boyhood at Bchool Is correct; that, twenty hundred weight makes ton, nnd one hundred and twenty solid feet mako a cord of wood. No more, no less, and a religion which docs not take hpld of this life as well as tho life to come is no religion at ah; But, my friends, that not the style of balances I am to speak of today, that is not the kind of weights and measures, I am to speak of that kind of balances which can weigh principles, weigh churches, weigh men, weigh nations and weigh worlds. "What!" you say, "is it possible that our world Is to be weighed!" Yes. Why, you would think if Uod put on one side the balances suspended from the throne the Alps, and the Pyrenees, and the Himalayas, nnd Mount Washington, nnd all the cities of the earth, they would crush it No, no. The time will come when God will sit down on the white throne to see the world weighed, and on one side will be the world's oppor tunities, end on the other side the world's sins. Down will go the sins and nwuy will go the opportunities, and Uod will say to the messengers with the torch I "Burn that world! weighed and found wanting I' Bo God Will weigh churches. He takes a great churph. That groat church, accord ing to the worldly estimate, must be weigh ed. Ha put It on one side tho balances, and the minister and the choir and the building that cost Its hundreds of thou sands of dollars. He puts them on one side the balaaoes. On the other side of the scale be puts what that church ought to be, what Its consecration ought to be, what its sympathy for the poor ought to be, what its devotion to all good ought to be. That Is on one side. That side comes down, and the church, not bolng able to stand the test, rises in the bulunoci. It does not make any difference about your magnificent machinery. A oburoh Is built for one thingto save souls. If it saves a few souls when It might save a multitude of souls, Uod .will 'spew it out of his mouth. Weighed and fauna wanting! be Uod asttraates nation. How many Antes he has put theHpenlin mon. arohy bib tha scales, and found ltlnsuf stent aad condemned It I The French empire was planed on one side the ,s and Uod weighed the Kronen emplted. RseOBSttid: "Havel netenlaMf e boulnyaruil yio i not sinais i we mmr e Ue t hemps Elysaest , fieri I not iha lulUrUsI Hm t a.4 built we lUd (,rre hoMer" t Oei ,wshed the I-mM, aad he fn as -e aide wo amies t -e eosrer, and V e u lev arts, aad, the h - -a, aad we C ins Klrests, and the I t,peraltraia-4 Paw other side be puts that man's abominations, that sub's libertinism, that man's selnsanew,. that man's godless ambition. This last came down, and ail the brilliancy of the seen vanished. What is that voice comioir up from Sedan! Weighed and found wanting ! But I must become mora individual and more personal ia my address. Some peo ple say tliey do not think clergymen ought to be personal ia their religious address, but ought to deal with subjects ia the ab stract. I do not tnink that way. What would yon think ot a hunter who should go to the Adiroudacks to shoot deer in the ab stract i Ah! oa He loads the gun, he puts the butt of it against the breast, he runs his eye along the barrel, betakes aim, and then crash sro the antlers on the rocks. And so, if we want to be hunters (or the Lord, we must take sure aim and fire. Sot in the ab stract are we to treat tilings in religious .discussions. If a physician comes into a sick roony does he treat disease is the ab stract! No: he feels the pulse, takes the diagnosis, then he makes the prescription. Ann if we want to heal souls for this life and the lite to come, we do not want to treat them in the abstract. The fact is, yon and I have a malady which, if uncured by grace, will kill us forever. Now, I want uo abstraction. Where is the balm! H here ia the physician! People say there is a day of Judgment coming. My friends, every day is a day of Judgment, and you and I to day are being canvassed, inspected, weighed. Here are the balances of the sanctuary. They are lifted, and we must all be weighed. V ho will come and be weighed first! Here is a moralist who volunteers. He is one of the most upright men in the country. He comes. Well, my brother, get in get in the balances now, and be weighed. But as he gets into the balances, I say: "What is that bundle you have along with you!" "Oh," he says, that is my reputation for goodness, and kindness, and charity, and generosity, and kindliness generally." "O inv brother! we cannot weigh that; we are going to weigh you you. Now, stand in the scales you, the moralist. Paid your debtBi" "Yes," you say, "paid nil my debts." Have you acted in an upright way in the community!" "Yes, yes," "Have you been kind to the poor! Are you faithful in a thousand relations in life!" "Yes." "So far, so good. But now, be fore you get out of this scale, I want to ask you two or three iiuestions. Haveyonr thoughts always been right!" "No," you say; "no." Put down one mark. "Have you loved tho Lord with all your heart, and soul, and mind and strength !" "No," you say. Make another mark. "Come now. bo frank. nnd confess that in ten thousand things you have come short. have you not!" "Yes." Make ten thousand marks. Come now, get me a book large enough to make the record of that moralist's deficits. Aly brother, stand in the scales, do not fly away from them. I put on your side the scales all the good deeds you ever did, all the kind words you ever uttered; but on the other side the scales I put this weight which Uod says I must put there on the other side the scales and opposite to yours I put this weight : "By tho deeds of the law shall no flesh living be justified." Weighed and found wanting. Still, the bal nnces of the sanctuary aro suspended and we aro ready to weigh any who come. Who shall be the next! Well, hore is a formalist. He comes and he gets Into the balances, and as he gets in I see that all his religion is in genuflexions and in uut ward observances. As he gets into the scaloslsay: "What is that you have in this pocket!" "Oh!" he says, "that is Westminster Assembly Catechism." 1 say: "Very good. What have you in tho other pocket!" "Oh!" ho snys, "that is tho Heidelberg Catechism." "Very good, What is that you have under your arm. standing in this balance of the sanctuary!" "Oh I" he says, "that is a church record." "Very good. What are these books on your side the balances!" "Oh!" he says, "those are 'Calvin's Institutes.' " "Aly brother, we are not weighing books; we are weigh ing you. It cannot bo that you aro de pending for your salvation upon your ortho doxy, Do you not know that tho creeds and the forms of religion are merely the scaffolding for the building! You certain ly are not going to mistake the scaf folding for the teniplo. Do you not k now that men have gone to perdition with a catechism in their pocket!" "But," says the man, "I crossmvsclf oftcu." "Ah! that will not save you." "But," says tho man, "J nin sympathetic for tho poor." "That will not save you." Says tho man, "I sat at the communion table." That will not save you. "But," says the man, "I have had my name on the church record." "That will not save you." "But I have been a pro fessor of religion forty yoars." "That will not save you. Stand there on your side tho balances, and I will givo you the advantage I will let you have all the creeds, all the church records, all the Christian conven tions that were ever held, allthecommunion tables that were ever built, on your side tho balances. On the other side the balnnces I must put what Cod says I must put there. I put this million pound weight on the other side the balances: "Having the form of godliness, but denying the power thereof. From such turn aw'uy." Weighed and found wanting I Still the balances are suspended. Are there any others who would liko to be weighed or who will be weighed! Yes; here comes a worlding. Ho gets into the scales. I can very easily see what his whole life is made up of. Stocks, divi dends, percentages, "buyer ten days," "buyer thirty days." Uot in, my friend, get into these balances and be weighed weighed for this life, and weighed for the life to come. He gets in. I find that the two great questions in his life are, "How cheaply can I buy these goods!" and "How dearly can 1 sell them!" I iind ho admires hoaven because it is a land of gold, and money must be "easy." I find from talking with him that religion and the Sabbath are an interruption, a vul gar interruption, and he hopes on the way to church to drum up a new customorl AH the week he has been weighing fruits, weighing meats, weighing ioe, weiirhing coals, weighing confections, weighing worldly and perishable commodities, not realizing the fuot that he himself has been weighed. On your side the balanoes, O worldling! I will give you full advantage. I put on your side all tho banking houses, all the store houses, all tho cargoes, all the insurance companies, all tho factorios, all the silver, all the gold, all the money vaults, all the safe donosits all on your side. But it docs not add one ounce, for at the very moment we are congratulating you on your line house and upon your princely income, Uod and the angels are writing in regard te your bouI: "Weighed and found wanting!" But I must go faster and speak of the final scrutiny. Tho fact iB, my friends, wo aro moving on amid astounding realities Those pulsos which now are drumming tho march of life, may, after a while, call a halt. We walk on a hah" hung bridge over chasms. All around us are dangers lurk ing ready to spring on us from ambush. We lie down at night, not knowning wheth er we shall uriso In the morning. We start out for our occupations, not knowing wheth er wo shall come back. Crowns being burnished for thy brow or bolts forged for thy prison. Angels of light ready to shout at thy deliverance, or fiends of darkness stretching out skeleton hands to pull thee down into ruin consummate. Suddenly the Judgment will be hero. The angol with one foot on the sea and the other foot on the land, will swoar by him that llveth for ever and evor that time shall be no longer : "Behold, ho cometh with clouds, and every eye shall see him." Hark to the Jarring of the mountains. Why, that Is the sotting down of the scales, the bal ances. And then there is a flash ss from a cloud, but it is the glitter of the shinning balances,' and they are hoistrid, and all nations are to bo weigh ed. The unforglveu get In on this side tho balances. They may have weighed them selves and pronounced a flattering decision. Tho world may have weighed them and pro nounced them moral. Now they are being weighed in God's balances that can make no mistake. All tha property gone, all tho titles of distinction gone, all the worldly success gono; there is a soul, absolutely nothing but a soul, an Immortal soul, a nev er dying soul, a soul stripped of all worldly advantages, a soul on one side tho scalos. on the other side the balances are wasted Sabbaths, disregarded sermons, ten thou sand opportunities of mercy und pardon that were cast asldo. They are on the ut ti er sido tha scalos, and (here Uod stands, snd In the presence of mon and devils., ohuv ublm snd archangel, be nnnnunees, while groaning earthquake, and crackling oonlln. oration, and Jndgment U'umpot, and ever lasting storm repeat lit "weighed .In the balance, and found wanting." Hut, soy some who are Christians i "Cer tnlnly you don't mean to say that we will have to got In the balances! Our sins are all pardoned, our t Kioto heaven Is secure, Certainly you aro not golnu to put us In the balanoos!' Yes, m.v brother, We must all appear before the Judgment seat of Christ, and on that day you are certainly foliis to be weighed. O follower of Christ I yon set Into the fa. You must .tret Into the Cslsncss, You Gt In en this side, On the other aids tha ilanose we will Blare all the iiiimiriunlilu. pwaans. i n bvii oi hi" luusuinni is rin. talSBMS, place all the opportunities f wed Men you did not improve, all lbs i attain meats in piety which yoi might have had. Out which you refused Intake, via Slacewem auoa tne otner siae. inejpi own, and your soul rites in the scale. You cannot weigh against all those imperfec-, u alL than, an must r'm von the advan-i tags, and oa your side the scales we will place all the good deeds you have ever done, i and all the kind words you have ever utter ed. Too light yet I Well, we must put oa your side ail the consecration of your life, all the holiness of your life, all the prsyers of your life, all the faith of your Christian lite. Too light yet! Come, mighty men of the past, and get in on that side the scales. Come, Psyson, and Doddridge, and Baxter, get in oa that aide the scales and make them coma down, that this righteous one may be saved. They come and get in the scales. Too light yet I Come, the martyrs, the Latimers, the Wickliffes, the men who suffered at the stake for Christ. Get on this side the Christian's balances, and see ii you cannot help nim weign it aright. Thav come and set in. Too liehtl Come. angels of Uod on high. Let not the righteous perish with the wicked. They get in on this side the balnnces. Too light yet ! I put on this side the balances all the scepters ot iiguu an tne inroues oi power, all the crowns of irlory. Too light yet But Just at that point, Jesus, the son of Uod, comes up to the balances, and be puts one of his scarred feet on your side, and tha balances becrin to tremble i from top to bottom. Then he puts nolo oi ms scarrea iceion me uaiances, ana the Christian's side come down with a stroke that sets all the bells of heaven ring ing. That rock of Ages heavier than any other weight But says the Christian: ''Am I to be allowed to get off so easily f" Yea If some one should come and put on the other side the scales all your imperfections, all your envies, all your Jealousies, all your in consistencies of life, they would not budge the scales with Christ on your side the scales. Uofree! There is no condemna tion to them that are in Christ Jesus. Chains broken, prison houses opened, sins pardoned. Uo free I W eighed in the bal ances, and nothing, nothing wanted. Oh I what a glorious hope. Will you accept it this day! Christ making up for what you lack, Christ the atonement for all your sins. Who will accept him i v ill not this whole audience say: "I am insufficient, I am a sinner, I am lost by reason ot my transgressions, but Christ has paid it all. My Lord, and my Uod, my life, my pardon, my heaven. Lord Jesus, I hail thee." Oh ! if you could only understand the worth of that sacrifice, this whole audience would this moment accept Christ and be saved. We go away off, or back into history, to get some illustration by which we may sot forth what Christ has done for us. Wo need not go so far. I saw a vehicle behind a runaway horse dashing through the street, a mother and her two children in the carriage. The horse dashed along as though to hurl them to death, and a mount ed policeman with a shout clearing the way, and the horse at full run, attempted to seize those runaway horses and to save a calamity, when his own horse fell and rolled over him. He wa9 picked up half dead. Why wore our sympathies so Btirred! Because he was badly hurt, snd hurt for others. But I toll you to-day of how Christ the Son of Uod, on the blood red horse of sacrifice came for our rescue, and rode dowuthesky and rode unto death for our rescue. Are not your hearts touched! That was a sacriflco for you nnd mo. O thou who didst ride on tho red horse of sacrifice I come this hour, and rido through this assemblage on the white horse of victory. THE HONEYMOONERS' HOTEL. A Caravansary to Be Erected for Newly Married Couples Only. I am awaiting, says the London Figaro, further particulars of that Honeymooners' hotel which, according to a circumstantial correspondent, is to bo built on the South Devonshire coast for the special, and, if possible, sole use of newly married couples on their wedding trips. That the surroundings of the establishment are to be made as Iclyllio and fairylike as possible need scarcely be said. Komantio arbors in shady corners, gushing streamlets, secluded sylvan nooks, are to be pro vided ad lib., while with the aid of science every night will be a moonlight one and every day one of bright anu seeming warm sunshine. The prospectus is even said to hint at the presence of mechanical nightin gales which, thanks to persistently winding up, will warble on every suit able tree. The decorations, artistic and other wise, of the hotel are, of course, to be all in character, though I must admit that I question whether the proposed transformation of ordinary weak-kneed hotel waiters and tho somewhat too substantial chambermaids of the prov inces into attendant Ganymedes nnd Hebes, as aytistio in their poses as they are classic in their attire, will really be an advisable step to take. The lay ing on of jKolian harps and other mys terious imisio in every apartment is another detail open to criticism. But there is nothing like actual experience aftor all, nnd I shall be curiott3 to hear more about the Honeymooners1 hotel when it has been opened for business for a few weeks. Bonlanger and tho Catholic Party. Since tho see of Rome has been oc cupied by a Pope who knows how to be at the samo time an uncompromis ing dogmatist and a circumspect poli tician, the French olergy has abandon ed its militant attitude against the present form of government. Jits prin cipal bishops have spoken moderately on this point, and have declined till fortnn,! adhesion to any party whatever. This, unfortunately is not the case with a notable fraction of the laymen of the Catholio party, who seem to bo, abovo all, anxious to secure tho interests of the Church by making bargains with vain promise-makers like General Bou langer, for the execution of whoso promises thoy have no other guaranty than the impudent lies which have hitherto boon tho most romarlcablo facts of his career, We have seen po litical men, who,' are leaders of the Catholic party, openly enter tho dis graceful coalition formed under our very yea between pretended conserv atives and the facetious general, whose only programme is Cttsarlsra for his own benefit. If this nlliiince between the Catholio party which wo distin guish from the Church taken as a whole and General Boulnngor be comes a reality, it will be one of tho most lamentable scandals of modern times, und all the momentary advan tages which the Catholics might obtain at this price would be more than com pensated by the contempt with which they would brand their oreed for the greater success of atholsm, to wh'loh thoy would furnish, the best of excuses, l'hey would be responsible for it boforo (Jod and boforo mon. M. Edmond do Pressenso, Senator, In Uurpor's Maga aliio, , Wist Thejf Wsrt. Young Goldsmith "Did you notlee the young lady I hod with ma to tho reception lost night?" Mr, Browning "Yoi, sho was stunner." Young Goldsmith "Did you laa m the roses she onrriedr" Mr. Browning "Yes, thoy were lovely. VVInt were thoyf" YourlGol.Ulnlth-"AdoUollnlooo.,, -Yonkers Htutoiman. "What It Urooklys's part hi the ex noil tlon!" asks the CUImn, To pay Bothlnu, snd fllalt) hall tstotwt to lt,-Uocbwt4r Herald, COL. YOUNG'S SHARK TRAP. How He Caught Six Sharks at One and Astonished the Ha- . tlvaa. Coi. Bennett H. Young, who re cently spent some time fishing at Naplea, Fhv. had a very unusual and interesting time with the sharks in Naples bay, says tho Louisville f.n,Tinwil. Ha baa furnished j VVUlSWSTfWiaminni i an account of bow be caught ft half i dozen of them by one grand coup. CoL Young says: The hatred of the shark is as ln itinctive and general as that of the make. Neither mercy nor considera tion ia ever extended the brute. Voracious, bold, and destructive, feed ing upon its fellows in the most whole sale manner, it neither gives nor ob tains mercy, aud any punishment inflict ed upon this man, animal, and the fish eater is considered neither wrong nor undeserved. It matters not where a shark may be, how tender its years, nor how innocent its looks, it Is an enemy of all living kind, and its des truction by all methods is not only allowed but commendable. "Some weeks since, in Florida, 1 be came enraged at sh-irks. They had larrted off bait, broken lines, and bit 3ff hooks, until the strongest hatred of the brutes was aroused and it was de termined to inflict punishment upon the breed, which. If not diminishing their number greatly, would at least gratify the personal grudge ot the wronged and suffering fisherman. To satch them with line and hook is a slow and uncertain method. They do take the hook, but usually a fisherman1 days are valuable and his piscatorial life too short to be spent in taking sharks, who at best are not brave fight ers but cowardly curs after a few mo ments of hard pulling and strong effort to bite off the line by running up toward the rod. Kevenge is sweet even to the gentle-souled fisherman, and as a shark had taken a jackflsh from my line I deemed it not unjust to resent the insult and wrong by demanding not only tho pound of flesh but 100 pounds in re turn. "Gordon river enters the Naples bay on the east coast of the Gulf of Mexico, about eighty miles north of Key West, and the bay finds an outlet to the gull! through Gordon pass. In the bay there is a narrow point where the distance between shores is not more than 100" feet. Across this I stretched a cable,' fastened to a tree on either shore, andl from this let down into the water nine small lines with wire snoods and good, strong hooks. These lines were baited with half a mullet, a delicacy which all healthy sharks find very attractive and toothsome. The line was set just at dark and I rowed away with a certain assurance in my own mind that before daylight there would be sport at this locality, and that when we went down in the morning we would find some thing to repay the cost and worry of setting the trap. Native fishermen, affirmed that no game could be caught in this way; that no line would hold more than two sharks and that in swift running water the bait would not be attractive enough to have a strike. "We started early in the morning t learn the result of the experiment. The cable, by a bend in the bay, was hidden from view until within 300 yards of the spot, but two miles away we heard a splashing and yowling that betokened some unusual stir and disturbance. There was noise enough to make it entirely certain that not only game but big game was on hand to reward the huntor for his outlay. On turning the bend a delightful vision greeted our eyes. Sis sharks were securely hooked. Running in all directions with the strong cable, able to spring around a circle, the victims were dashing, splashing, pulling, and howling in the most energetic methods. One, more vigorous than his compan ions, would take a running start and make a strong pull on the line. Tho rebound of the springy cable would whirl him in the air and cause him to make a complete somersault over tha rope. This would be repeated again nnd again, and such acrobatic feats by sharks were never before witnessed. It beats Japanese tumbling and was ' equal to a circus. It may appear savage and cruel but to see six sharks safely and strongly cabled turning j somersaults in the air, showing their , white bellies, forked tails, and capa- j clous fins was amusing, gratifying, I and pleasing even if it might come within the Inhibited sports' of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. "A land line was tied to the pendant line just below Its connection to the ca ble. The pondunt line was cut at the) cable and there was nothing loft to do but pull his sharkship ashore and dis patch him with a Winchester rifle or an ax. The night's sport had secured 1, 800, pounds ot shark. One weighed over 100 pounds and was 10 foot long, an- , other over 800 pounds and was 9 feet' long, and so on down the list It was resolved to make preparations to start a fertlizer factory and use as the chief product sharks. A darky boatman, who; had an especial fear of sharks and who hod been scared out of two years' growth when taking a small one in his glll-not the night before, and who had in his tear jumped Into his boat and deserted net, fish and companions, and made for the shore, danced arouna the fallen victims, and then thanked God thut vengeance had come so qulokly upon his tormentors. 'If dls gentleman stays hero long he'll bust up the shark family In dls region!' he joyfully ex palmed. And so the whole oommunlty "fought, and tha shark trap received on every band the highest oommonda tlon and praise and its use was de mandert until tha varmints should be pleased out ot tho bay. There were some slight apprehensions for a few ornlngs when taking my bath on tho pMoh leat tho other sharks might find S Vbo liM Aone this deed and oomo body to nu tho offender, but Is gradually ooro amy and I bagaa yff 'or aoothar ahiblUoo of shirk 1 uiubUng.'