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Marble Hill press. (Marbel [sic] Hill, Mo.) 1881-1923, October 10, 1889, Image 2

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Marble H ill Pkess.
J. 6. rosST, Fcnmm. '
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
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
Antwn Styles in Bodices for the
Ike Karateca Girl ml Ta-aar Hot Worth
WanyJnj About Other Interesting
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.
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
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
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
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
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,'' , .
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
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
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.
place all the opportunities
f wed Men you did not improve, all lbs
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.
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
Young Goldsmith "Did you laa
m the roses she onrriedr"
Mr. Browning "Yes, thoy were
lovely. VVInt were thoyf"
-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
How He Caught Six Sharks at
One and Astonished the Ha- .
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
"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.'

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