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THE KISS OF WELCOME.
DR. TALMAGE COMMENTS ON THE
PRODIGAL SON PARABLE.
A Wonderful Nermuil Drawn from till)
Well Known Teat- Unit lircets Sllillicra
as Joyously a 1iil tin Puttier II U F.rr
Hkiioki.y.v, Juno 1.1. Pr. Tnliuugc's
8tntiiiii fur t hi lay is on the Prodigal
Sell, 1111)1 llil lent, I.llliO XV, Ifll: "WJll'll
ho wn yet it gn 'lit way off, bis father
law liim, nail Imil compassion, ami run.
anil fi'll on his nock, nml kissed him."
Following Is tin' senium:
Olio of the deep! st W'l's flint In .plra
tion over oenoi is 1 1 1 in well of 11 para
bll Wllil'll WO OHM IIOVIT OVllllllst. Till'
parable, I sii'isc, whs fniiiiili'il on
facts. I li.no dosorilioil to ynti tlio
going nwny of thin prodigal noli from
Ids father's house, nml 1 Imvo showoil
you wliat ii Imnl tli m- ho luul down in
tlio wilderness, nml wluit a very gn-nt
llllstnko It was for liiln to leave so
Ih-.-i 1 1 i ftil n li -I m for snob a miserable
desert. Hut lio illil not always stay in
tlio wildornes:.; ln calni. back llftrr n
while. Wo do not n'tol tli.'it his inotli
er niiiii' to gnvt liim. 1 kiim sin
wiix (load. Slio woiilil Imvo lieen the
firHt to oonio out. Tlio father woiilil
Imvo given tlio second kiss to tlio n'
turning pnidignl; tlio motlior tlio llrst.
It may Imvo Imvii for tlio lack of lior
example nml prayers that lio liooiuno a
prodigal. Soiiiotiinos tlio fathor iloos
not know how to manage the o'.ililron
of tlio IioiisoIkiM. Tlio chief work
conies iihhi tlio motlior. Indeed, no
one ever gets over the calamity of Ins
lug it motlior in onrly lifo. Still this
J'l'iiiH man wax not uiigreotcd when lio
Ilowovor woll iiiiiiroloil wo may !o
in tlio morning when wo start out on ii
jounioy, lioforo ntlit. what with tlio
dust nml tlio jostling, wo have Ion nil
cleanliness of iiiK.aniiioo. Hut this
pnxligal. when ho start... 1 from tlio
liwiiio trough, was rag red and wrotolioil.
ami his upH'aranee. after ho h.nl cmii'
through days of journeying an. I ovpis
uro, you ran uioro i-n-ily imagine thmi
dosoril'. As tlio Moplo siv this proili
frill outiing on liomowiir.l rlicy wonder j
who ho is. They say: "I won. lor what
prison ho has bmlioii out of. 1 wonder
wlmt lnan-tto In- has ovhh.1 from. I
womlor with what plague In will smito
tlio air." Although thoso people may
havo Iss'ii wi'II ,-ioipiahitisl with tlio
family, yot thoy ilo not ilnnL'ilie that
tiiis is tlio very young man who wont
off only a little whilo ago with quick
stop, timl rml.lv ol k. mi. I beautiful
up'Kirol. Tlio young man. 1 think,
walks vory fust. Ho looks ns though
tie won intont iik.ii something vory
imHirtaiit. Tlio HHiplo stop. Th.'j
lisik nt him. Tin y womlor when ho
came from. Thoy wonder when hois
Vou havo heard of a son who wont
olT tn sea mid never n'turue.1. All the
pooplo l.i tlio iiriKlilK.rliiNl thought fho
rou woulil novur return, hut tin par
cuts niiiu' to no sui'h no 1 ui i i.
Thoy woulil go liy tho hour, ami 'lay.
ami sit uHiu tlio is'itoh, looiuinr off up
on tlio wiifor. oM'.tiiirf to soo tho snil
that would bring homo the long absent
Uiy. Ami so I think this father of my
tovt sat iiiiiIit tho vine looking out to
wan I tin roailon which his son luul lo
ruirtml: hut tlio fathor has changed
vory iiuioh sinoo wo saw liim lust. His
hair litis Ihi-oiiio whito, his rhit'ks are
furrowed, his heart Is hmkon. What Is
nil his Itouutiful tnhlo to liim whon his
mm m. IV In lacking lironiW What is
all tin splomlor of the wanlrolx of
that homostoiKl whou tlio son tuny not
Imvo a decent coat" What an-all tho
slns'p on that hillsiilo to that fathor
whon his pot lamb Is gone? Still ho sits
ami watches, looking out mi tlio mad.
nml otio day ho Ih'IioI.Is ii fisit travi-lor.
Ho sim's him rise ahovo tho hill: first
tho head and aftor awhile, tint entire
Iss-ly; ami as noon as ho trots a fair
glance of him ho knows It Is his roore
ant "on. Ilo fonrots tin mitoh. ami
tlm ratio, and tlio stiffnoon of the Joints,
and hounds away. I fffluk tho -tooplo
all ami in. I wore auiaod. Thoy wild:
"It Is only n footpad. It is only Homo
old tramp of the road. Ilou't K"
to moot liitu." Tho Inthor know licttor.
Thu ohiini-o in tlio son's npM'arani'o
could not hide tlio marks by whioh tho
father know the hoy. Vmi know that
persons of a Knnf 'loal of indooiidonoo
of rhiirai'tor an1 apt to indicate It In
their walk. For that reason tho sailor
almost always Iki n s'oulinr stop, not
only Is.eauso ho stands niiieli on ship
boanl amid the rooking of the sou. and
Ilo li.m to halanoo himsolf. hut ho lia.
for the most p.irt an iudoM'inlotit rliar
ai'tor. wliioh would show in his frait
Oven if ho never wont on tlii'se.'i; and
wo know from what trnnsiilnsl ait or I
want and from what transplnsl boforn
that this ptsslial son was of an Indo
pondont and frank tiatun, and t sup.
pono tliat tho elinraeforistioHof himnlnd
lid heart went fho olwiraoforlsfios of
his walk. And so the fathor know IiIiil
He put nut his withered arms toward
him; ho brings his wrinkled face
OffiiiliHt tho palo check of his son; ho
klssoi tlio wan lips; lio thanks find that
tlio lorn agony In over. "IVIion lie was
yet a groat way off, his father saw him.
ami had eoiiiiasMlon, and run, and fell
on his neck and kissed liim."
Oh, do you not roeognlzo that Fa
therrf Who was It? It In God! I have
no sympathy with that cast Iron tliool
Ogy which represents OimI ait hard,
tevoru and vlndletlvo. (IihI Ih a Father
kind, loving, lenient, gentle, long
IttlferliiK, patlvnt, and ho Hies to our
biiuinrtnl resetio. Oil, that we liiight
nallm It. A wealthy liwly in onnof the
astern eoiintrloH wan going off for omo
ABSOLUELY SAFE, PERFECTLY SURE.and ALWAYS
time, and ho nskod hor dauglitcm for
some, iiioiiiouto to carry witli lior. Ouo
of tho daughters brought a marble tab
let, bountifully insorilnvl ; and another
daughter brought a beautiful wreath
of Mowers. The third daughter omae
and wild: "Mother, I brought neither
llowon nor tablet, but hero is my heart.
I havo inHerilM'd it all over witli your
name, and wherever you go it will go
with you." Tho mother recognized It
as tlio best of all tho memcnt(Ms. Oh,
that our souls mlf-tit go out toward our
Fathor -that our hearts might bo writ
ten all over with the evldoneos of his
loving kindness, and tluit we might
never again forsake him.
In tho tint place, 1 milieu in this text
tho father'n eyesight; In tho wound
place, I notieo tlio futhor'ti h.i.sto; mid.
in tlio third plaoe, I notice tho father's
To begin: tho father' eyesight.
"When lie wns a groat way bit his
father saw liim." Vou have noticed
how old peoiilo sometime put a book
off on tho other side of the light. Thoy j
can sie at a distance a groat deal easier
than they can clone by. I do not know
whether this fnfhor could see woil that
which was near by, but I do know ho j
eould sec a groat wav off. "His father
saw liim." Perhaps ho had Is'en lis'k
ing for tlio return of that hoy especially
that day. I do not know but that ho j
had In I'll in prayer, and that Hod had .
told him that that day tlio n-oreant hoy
would come houio. "The fathor saw
him a great way off."
I wonder if Hod's eyesight can do
sory us when wo are eoining back b j
liim? The text pictures our condition
- wo lire a groat way off. That young
mail was not farther off from his fa
tlier's house, sin is not further off from
holiness, hell is not further off from
heaven, than we have Ix-en by our
sins away off from ourlfisl; aye, so far
off that wo Could not hear his voice. ,
though vehemently lie has culled Us
year after year. I do not know what
bad habits you iiiar havo formed, or
in what evil plaees you have been, ol
what falsi) notions ynii may have on
tort.iinisir but you are ready to e
knowledge, if your heart has not
'hanged by the grace of Hod, that you
are a great way off aye, so far that
vou cannot get buck of yourselves. ;
ou would like t me back. Aye,
this moment you would start if it wen
not for tlii. sin, mid that habit, ami
Hut I am in toll you of tho father's
eyesight. "ilo saw him a gn-at way
off." II" has ii all your frailties, all
your struggles, ail your disadvantages,
lie lias been longing for your coming.
Ilo lias lo t Im'oii looking at you with a
critic's eye or n bailiff's eye. but with a
father's eye; mid if a parent ever pitied
a child I iod pities you. mi say: "Oil
I had so many evil surroundings whon
I srnrted lifo." Your father sees it.
You say: "I have so many bad sur
rouiiilin;rs in iw. and it Is very diflleult
for mo to break away fn.in evil asocia
ntions." Your father sees it, and if you
should start heavenward as I pray
you may your father would not sit Idly
down mid allow you to struggle on up
toward him. Oh.no! Seeitigyoii a grout
way off ho would lly to the rescue. How
longdoi's it taken father to loaplnto tin
middle of the highway If his child U
then, and n swift -ehiele Iscoiniiigiind
may destroy liim.' Five hundred times
longer than it takes our heavenly fa .
tiler to siriug to the deliverance of a
lost child. "When ho was a grout way .
off his father saw him." I
And this brings me to tiotiie tin
father's haste. The llible says ho ran.
No X'.ondor! Ilo did not know but that j
the young man would eliango his mind
and go buck. Ho did not know butt
that ho would drop down from c j
hmistioii. Ho diil not know but thai
something fatal might overtake him Ih
fore ho got up to the doors-ill; and
tho father ran. The Hiblo for flu
most part sHaks of Hod as walking. I
"In the fourth watch of tho night," it 1
says, ".Iiwiih eaine unto them walking ;
on the sou." "Ilo walkoth upon the
wliugs of the wind." Our llrst parents,
heard the voice of tho Lord, walking In
tin garden in the oisil of the day; but ;
when a sinner starts furiosi the Fiilhet
runs to moot him.
Oh! If n man ever wants help it is
when ho tries to become a Christian.
The world says to him: "Hack with.
...... II..... ',.., .l.l !...,' I..,1
" " "' v
hmnpcn'd with religion, Time enough
yet. Wait until you get sick. Walt
until you got old." Satan says: "Hack
with you; you an so bad tl Kit HihI
will have nothing to do with yon;" or,
"You an good enough, and need in:
llidoeiner. Take thine ease, eat,
drink and lie merry." Ton thousand
voices say: "Back with you. Hod Is n
hard master. The church Is a rnlleo
tion of hypocrites. Hack Into your
sins', hack to your evil Indulgences;
Imok to your prayorles pillow. The
ullllest thing that a young man ever
does is to coiuo home after he has boon
wandering." Oh, how much help a
man diHs want when ho trios to bo
come n Christian! Indeed, the pnsll
gal cannot find his way home to his
father's house alone. I'liless souio out)
comes to moot liim he had lietter have
stayed by the swine troughs.
When the tide conic In you might
more easily with your bnxuu tweep
back the surge than you could drive
back the (s-oau of your unforglveii
traiiHgreHHioiis. What are we to doi
Are we to light the battle alone, and
trudge on with no one to aid us, and
no rock to shelter us, and no word of
encouragement to cheer us? Glory be
to God, we bare In the text the an
nouncement: "When he was yet n
great way off Id father run." When
the sinner starts for God, God tart
for tl.o. sinner. God doe not come our
DAILY CITIZEN SUPPLEMENT--SATUKDAY, JUNEH, 1890.
with a slow and hesitating puce. Tlio
Intlnito spaces flip beneath his feet, and
ho talfH worlds at a bound. "Tlio
father ran." Oh, wonderful meeting,
when God ami the soul coiuo together.
"Tho father run." Yon start for Hod and
Hod starts for you, mid you meet j and,
while iho angels rejoice over the meet
ing, your long injured father falls upon
your nook wilii attesialioiis of com
passion and pardon. Your poor, wan
deriiig, sinful, polluted soul mid the
lovingtne eternal father have mot.
I i'. ii'iai'k uiioii the father's kiss. "Ho
fell on his nook," my text says, "and
kissed him." It is not every f at her that
would have done that way. Sollir i
would have scolded him, and said
"Hen', you went off with Inimtifill
clothes, but now you are all in tat j
tors. You wont off healthy, and eoiui
back sick and wasted with your dlssl j
imtiotiM." lb1 did not Kiyihat. The ,
son, all linggiinl and rugged and
tllthy ami wretched, stood U'foro lib
father. Tlio father efmrgi'd him with I
none of his wanderings. Ilo Just re
eoived him. lie just kissed him. Hit
'wretchedness was a n ooniuii'iidatiou ti
that father's love. Oh, that father'
kiss! How shall I descrilM' the love ol
(iislf the ardor with w hich ho recelvis :
a sinner back again.' Hive me n plum
met with which I may fathom this son '
Hive i ue a ladder with which I can
scale this height. Hive mo wonls with
which I can descrils' this love. Thr I
apostle says in one place, "unsenn-hn
hie;" hi another, "past finding out.'' I
Height overtopping all height ; depth ;
plunging boinatli all depth; breadth j
eoiiipaoiiug all immensity.
nil. Ibis love! Hod so loved ill
world He loves you. Oon'tyou lc
lieieit: Has he not .lone everything!
to make you think so.' Ilo has given
you life, health, friends, homo-tin
use of your hand, the sight of your eye. j
the hearing of your oar. lie has stn'wn
joiy path with inen'ies. I lo has fill you, .
clothed loll, sheltered Voll, dofetldisl
you. loved vou. iinirtiuiod vou all yout
lifelong. I lout you believe bo ov
v.. ii.' Why. if now you should start ii
from the wililenuiss of your sin In
would throw both arms around you.
To make you believe that he loves you
ho stnop"d to manger and cp'ss ainl(
-pulehn'. Willi all the passions ol j
his holy nntiii" roused ho staiidslH'fon
you t.slay. and would coax y.ii fohnp j
pill." at"! heaven. Oh, this father's j
kiss! There is so much meaning ami
love and ooiiipassiou in it; so much
I anion in it, so much heiivu in it. Ij
pr.s'l:iiui 1 1 i : i the Lord Gin!, merciful, j
l racioiis mid long iio.Ting. abundant
in goodness and iriith. Lost you would
not delicto liim. he g.s's up Golgotha,
and bile the rn'ks an' n-inliug, mid thr 1
.ra" are op-'ii'iiL. and tho mobs an j
howling, an I llie sun is biding, bo .!i- '
f..r you. S 'o him! See him on tin
Mount of I riieillxion. tlio sweat on hi
blow tin ;ed witli tlio I.I. o.l oxildius '
fi-i.in Ids lacerated ti tepli's! So Mr I
eyes sw imming ill death ' Hear the loud
bn'.itliiiig of the sufferer as ho autt
with the world on his liea't! Hark t.
the fall of the bl.ssl f II .111 liMW mill
I io 1 1. T :i s 1. 1 f.H.t on the ns'ks Islieatll -.hop!
! dn.p! Isik at the nails'
How w i.le i!ie wounds mv! Wider id i
they g.is. us his body oomesdowu ii"U; j
them. Oh, tli 'ueilixioii ngony
Tears nieliing into tears. Hlissl lluw
ing into blissl. Harkuoss dropping on
dnriviiess. Hands of men joined will
limidsof devils to tear apart theipiiver
ing heart of the Son of Hsl!
di. will he never spnik again' Wil
that crimson fnce never light up again
lie will speak again; whletlie lil.nsl ii
suffusing his brow, and n-ddeiilng hi
eliis'k, mid gathering on mMril and lip.
mid you think ho Is exhausted andean
not sH ak, I riesout until all thcago
hnni'hiui: "rather, forglvn them, they
know no what they do!" Is then In
emphasis in such a scene as that ti
make xotir dry eyes w.sp and youi
Imrd beiii'l bleak.' Will joii turn youi ,
back iihiii it. and say by your action) j
what the .lews said by their Words I
"His I .I. m.. I In-on us, and on our cliil '
dri'tif" What dis's it nil mean, my
brother, my sister.' Why. It means that j
for our lost race then was a fulhcr't
kiss. 1,0X0 liroiuht I iii it down. 1o.r
oietiod the gate, bivo l.-d to the snerl
IIih. I.ovo shattensl the grax'o. Iivt
lifted him up in resurrection. SoviToign
love! Ouitiisitout love! iiithiite love!
Illis'ding love' I'.verlnsting love!
Hi. f..r ll.ls ..n l. n k 'i l huh
T;i-'ir I 'stunt siitMMs. i.rv.m:
ll.i ;.il I. irilK.lll.lllS lllltll.lll lotlttUM
1 :i.- S:oi..in- s ur.ils- i-. ik.
Now, will vou accept tli.it father')
kissf The Tloly Spirit comes to yon
with bis arousing, iiu'll ing, alarming,
inviting, vivifying liilbienee. Ilennr.
what en'iifes in thin that unn-stl It l
the Holy Ghost, What Inlluriico now
tells thee that it is ti to lly, that to
morrow may Ih too late; that there
is one disir. one inniiI. one cms, one
sacrifice, ouo Jesusf It is thu Holy
My most urgent word Is to those who,
like tho young man of my tent, nro n
great way off, and thoy will start iot
homo, mid ihey will get homo. They
will yot preni'h the gospel, and on com
iniiiiioti days curry around the couso
crated breiid, aocoptablo to evorj'btHly
Isi'nuso of their holy life and their Con
secrated beliavior. The ln! U going
to save you. Your homo ha ant to
Ihj n'buUts Vuur plisicnl heului lias
got to Is? res ton si. Your worldly biisl
iiosh bus got U lie reconstructed. The
Church of God is going to rejoice over
your dlwlpleshlp. You nro not gosjM'l
lianloned. You have not hoard or
read many senimns during tho last few I
years, ion no not weep, nut tlio
shower Is not far oh'. Yon sigh, and
you have noticed that them Is always n
sigh In the wind lieforotho rain falls.
There am those who would give any-
thing if thev could llnd i-oliof in tears,
Thoy say: "Oh, my wasted lifo! Oh,
the 'bitter mst! Oh, tho grave ovor
which 'hiivo stumbled! Whilhcrshnll
I lly? Alas for tho futun! F.vory
thing I dark -so dark, ho dark. Gm1
holpiuo! HimI pity mo!" Thank tho
Isml for that last ultoiaiice. You have
Isigun to pray, and when a man begin
to petition, that sots nil heaven Hying
this way, and God slops in and Im-iiU
liaok tlio hounds of temptation to their
kennel, and iimum! about tho piwir
wounded soul puts the covers of his
panloning mercy. Hark! I hear some
thing fall. What was that I It I the
bars of the fence iiiniind the sheepfolil.
Tho shepherd lets them down, and tho
hunted slnvp of the mountain bound
In; some of them their Ids torn with
the hrnmhli's, some of them their foot
lame with the dogs; but bounding in.
Thank God! Saved for time, saved
A XI ne.ll.in.l Xt .H.liuI.
It was a bnivy and glorious day.
GnscnwiMsl eouietery looked like n
Is'ililtiful piece of the F.uientld Isle ill
its fnsli spring raiui'nt. Tho miiiliy
sloH' won Jeweled Willi lovely flowers,
and death was framed ill marvelous
forms of lifo. Hirds sang In tho trees
and ssirtod on the gns'tiswanl, and if
any ouo thinks that It Is a lonely thing
to Im cmiiibliug Into dust lie needed
but a brief visit to this Is-autifill city
of the dead to loam his mistake.
Wandering through the devious ways
I came, In a far off corner, upon tho
Mctaolo of I 'vo's young dream. She!
tens! Is-hiti'l a massive toiub tl.at was
eo-on'. over with the chaste ehlsi'lings
of Italian genius cnuio iimiii a dusky
pair of wishts fnnu the land of the
They wen vory young and very hap
py. Sprend out Is loni them was a
li.iU'pni. lieal Italian iHilognn with
the taste of the garlic In It, and dark
lined dread: a small Isittle of ehinuti.
some young onion slnsits and a won
l.'rfiil stom of macaroni I noticed
anion.; the viands. I lis strong, young
aims that erst turned tho erank of the
birnd organ, or srhii wielded the
dnsmi of tho stni't eloaniiig drigado.
won ai'oniiil her supple waist, and as
h wlils'n'd soft uotliiugs into hoi
shell like oar thoy ate imu'iimui to
And ih" way of tho eat Ing was this: lb
won! I take up a long string of the same,
mid. placin t one end in her mouth nml
I he oilier in his. they would eat toward
i .-.. Ii ot!..-r until their warm lis met in
a n-onndiiig kiss. It xvns a pn-tty
sight, and I was glad to me that the
More of inaeanini xvas largi.
And so ho wo-N'd and won hor.
SihN'Uittg! Not at all. I lid the sleep
i ig du-t Is. low slis'p Ii'sh soundly Is
;ii-e this little onion scented pastoral
was Is'lng enaetsl alsivo it '. 1 tnw not.
mid when I saw a guanliiiu ol the place
coiiiim; that way I eoiisidi nil it my
duty to Ii.iMcii to It mi and draw
liim away on the pretext of show Ini;
me the way to a certain place, lest hi
unsympathetic exes might see the sight
niidilrivothetiiHWayfn.nl their bliss
fill liiin'hisiii. New York Id-raid.
Tin- llllilr XV us hpell.-.l.
Tlion Is such a thing asdoing a pieci
of work tisi thoroughly, ns tho follow
ing incident shows: A Portland lady
had a large family litl-le that had Ih'
loiigisl tn her husband's mother nml
which both highly pried. For twenty
years they travel.'. I a gn-at deal and al
txnystiMik this llible with them. Kach
Sunday on retiimiiig fn.in church the
lady wrote hi the margin of this Hiblo
opssjto tho asrsigi' that had formed
the preacher' text tin name of the
minister mid of the town or city w hen'
the sermon was given, also brief coin
melt. A few months mm the couple
came to l'orth nd. and as the Hiblo was
coining from thu binding it was taken
toa Is sik binder's to Is- repaired. It i
lillloiilt to imagine the owner's feelings
w hell on again receiving the Iks' , she
found that the lK.kl.in.ler had not
only cut down the previously wide inar
gill fully one half, but had carefully
gone tlimiigh the Issik and erased near
ly nil the work of the ladv's hiiiII dur
ing all these years. The Insik lisikis
iH'tror, no doubt, but to the owner it
was Ircpnrably ss.i!e.l. l'wlston
hiinilH- Hrrnrs In cnlrnl I'srk.
Central park Sunday wiis eniwded
with gayly dn'SM'd ss.plo. Capjia has
iN'giiu his oih'ii uir concerts, and tho
mall was simply s.e,r. with men,
women, chlldri'ii and baby' carriages.
Minglisl with the strains of "Aldn" rose
the yells of tu'imlliiig da I lies, wlioso hu
liecilo mothers and iiuroos would push
Into the thick of the scramble. I wit
nessed a very amusing scene. A well
dn-ssod mini rose, mid courteously dof
llng his hat to n whito haired lady
offered his seat. As shii bowed and
started to take It a stnuig, healthy
woman of middle ago pushed hor one
side and plunked iulo tin x-acatod lent.
The man turning raw this bold theft,
and l'l-l.i.". dark eyes siiiippedoinluoUH
ly. "I ttiive my scat to tills lady," he
said Willi a slight accent on the wonl
"lady." "I don't earn if you did," re
torted Iho woman ; "you can't disposo
of the universe." I eolifi se I wa do
lighted when ti e mini said contemptu
ously, "Shut up, Joii old lienr," mid
another erson at once rose and gjive
the delicate, white li .ln'd old ludy a
scat.- Cor. Chicago Herald,
Me lias Mini K.nnURh.
First Slranger-I enn't we any use of
so luurli talk about Irrigation.
N ml Stranger Y'oti lire not from
Colorado, I presume f
First Stranger Xo! I'm from Louis),
A DOUBLE HOUSE.
Una Tlmt Is Not Coninuinpliuio sail I
Cliesp nd Cmivfiilf lit.
"My IiuhIsukI saya tlmt lit diswu't like a
"No, 1 Jou't," wid lis.
Tlio young man had InlinriUxl some 11,000,
uml wiu disl to Imilil nil- Iiwiiho. His
wife wn pinvldent littli tssjy, who wished
to luvoat n port of this sum ao It would bring
tu an liii'omc. ilo was i luM'fiil to have
much of tills feeling during this ourly 'Kirlod
of tlioir livi.
"Tin double house idea is n g'sl ouo, bM
their an-bttivt "Y"iienn lunl l s linusn which
will rent for fWlor f'i'n tmmth for one sl,lo
and havo the other sil hi which to livtt. And
loont who ii. net have an ahumliuit la
coins anil Inrmf stilHtftatifd ri'soiircisi to Isu'k
It tli iloul holes, idea is n vory bright one.
We'll inula a il.ml'le house that is unennunnn.
We'll ninkioiie that ta entirety iliironnit from
any iloiiMo house yen over siiw.
This w ns furl tier nillol als.iit, innl It was
ihs'iilnl that they woulil isiiisi.ler a ileulilo
house plioi to ! pri'imnsl to goonntlfty
fo.,t lei nhlrh they lia.l pun-hiisisl. In the
roiirsi' .if tune tiiey went into the iifllce to
lisik at the ssetrli.
The lir.'lill.i't H illlttsl to build this lolll.lt
Iioum. He kiii'iv it wniil'l uiiiko a good hnuae
Hie tlmt would In- coniform) lc ami attrac
tive ami would prove a g'ssl invcatiuent.
When hiselirnts culm' into the ollleo In) was
just a little anxious.
The illustrations tn this c .11111111 an repro.
dlleUi'lls of his sketehes. ilo sbowtsl Uifm
the tlis.r plans llrst.
Siii. I he: Tlio house Is 44 f.s't wido on the
that fl'".r. This glv n !l fisit swigiwny
011 each stilo. Now wo will l.stk ill thensiras
011 iho nht. We Imve h" entrance at the
front of the si'iui-.siigeiitil shiissl risun. It
et4n.lN ttroiuid and t.is.s lit atss'ii.mnf what
WotlM nt her wise Is- ii purl of tin front sitting
nsuii, Hint thu- giv.-siuM,.,! wl.lth ti this por
tion of the Imil or viKtiiiulo. Hack of this is
tho nss.ptinii hull, with a mu.lotv at the
rthl ai'le which pmjvts over the aidewnts
l elnw, tint ut a li.-ight oilll.-lnt tn nils the
heads of the w ho puss under it. The wall
iaet In fmnt srpiratiug llio sitting mom
uinl the reception r.situ is tilled with turned
spiiullH wi.rk In 0.1I:. The stairway la a cone
I.Uialinii ntfnir. We go up from Ilia front
liall to a liiii'lliig. sw through sonippnrtlert
to aiintlisr UnileiK. which la c.nii.s'tcl by
stairway and two ida.ru Willi the kitchen.
These tn-nd.strs prevent the iioiso ami odora
of the kltehen fmm rniehing the front part
of the h.iuse.
Then' l a milt on tho front lnnillng which
pn.jis-ta into the hall. I'lnler the part of the
main stairway w hieh gisst Ut the second flisir
isprnvvlisl tiw cellar stairway. TheillnlnK
rnoni, as will ts ns-n, la Isiek of sitting room.
The kitchen coiiins'ta with tho dining room
tlin.iitfh tho china iutry by inrana of two
doulileawlng ihsn-a ihsira which swing both
way and stand chaasi w hen rrlessl. This
rhtna nann la llghtisl dv a small window ami
haa a cuphmrd with glass ihsira aliove ami
IxinolcU ilisira Is low. Tlie kitchen la pniTideil
w Ith alnka, tnlilos and ilruin tnanla conven
ient tn the ol, Ina closet, la the utry Is
place for an Ice cln-at with a drain tn the mil-'
mle. There la a 1 hair over the elnat an thai
li-senn Is) put In without passing through th
kitchen. The oritur Is umler half th liniise,
with furnw nsnn projis'tiug uisler th all
ting naun. In the cellar Is a slop alnk In
which wash water may Is poured, city wa
ter eoanectlnn and a laundry stole. The
cellar floor la vmcntisl.
In the kitchen is hot and cold water at the
sink, and In tho Imlhr.aun on the aucoiul floor
la water rl. irt. wahtnisl ami tun. Tlwr
are two closets on the second floor In the
hull one for hnsuna, etc., and th other (or
Issl linen and article of till character.
CHoMBER . CMAMKII
Mtcnrtn 11 OR.
There are four nednmtn on thla floor, each
pror tiled with cbsaete. The herlronm over th
hall and kitchen pmjit rer tb flmt story,
to that mnr ronni la aunured. Thar I a
paaaageway tn th attla, In which t pro
Tldad an additional Isxtronm. Thla room ha
aquar catling, U fort high, and hu non of
tb dlaadvaotaira of a half tnry bod room.
Thu w kav five bedrnnni abort and tb
tour room below,
A part of th bona on tb outaldo I brick
renaar. Tli other wall ar oovarail with
ttalnad ildngle. Tli coat for tli eompkatad
proparty ready to mov Into I a,00.
JjOVU B. Otuson,
LJU F . t-l IsUJ
1 &p 1 M
J fcirotsiTTifm SUTiiVCm triiJ
' hii ama uuit !ia
'POKH I I PQKH
1 CHiMBfn ami ' J5pf
V7 . Li
He Is a Worthy Watcher Over
the Hub's Welfare.
A POLICE KOIKE OF CAPABLE MEN
The IiiipnivriiieiiU Made During Two
Centuries of I'rogreaa How the Ilnatoa
I'atrolmnn of Todajr la Clioaen, and
How He Does the Work Assigned II I m.
(iiyrlitlit hy Anu'rican Hres Aclallon l
t)no of the voluiui' of ancient colonial
records puhlislieil by the city of Id is ton
contains an nccuiint In vigorous coloring
of a dreadful uiralr wlileli occurred two
liandrvd years er so ago In the street of
tin) city. The night wntchmnn who waa
imtndllng the streets with his tin lantern
liglitisl hy a rniiille and Ida pike Id hi
baud heard shouts of conviviality. They
proceeded from a half down young mon
who laid Ist'ii iwssliig the evening at a
tavern nml were going home. The watch
man reiiionstraliHl with the roysterlng
youths and was well "sassed" by them for
Li interference. Such a shocking affair
as this w us deemed worthy of being spread
upou the ns-nrils of the town.
The rhnuiiclea of those primitive day
cause a smile, esieclnlly when the watcli
tnau wit h bis lantern and pike Is contrasted
with the splendid force of well equipped
mil hiiiiilsoiuely uniformed police which
the city has tislay.
The police force of 1 tost on is under the
cntitnil of a Isuinl of police comprising
throe men, who by virtue of a special stat
ute of the isimmonwealth are appointed hy
the governor. This Isuinl Is t he governing
siwer of the force; hut the executive ofll
Mr Is the suiriintendent of police.
This iiflloe la flllisl by Cyrus Small, who
wears across his sleeve seveu gold strt'H,
indicative of thirty-live years' employment
iilKin the lhmtoii force. iluierintendent
Smalt first cntereil the service as a patrol
man In May. Is-M. In the fall of that year
the force was reorganized, and he was ad
vanced tii the grade of lirutenunt. In l'
he ts-cntne a captain, and in 1878 he waa
made deputy siirrliitendent. I'pon tho
nsirgnniJition of tho force under the
prtwiit state law In lssvi he was advanced
to the lslti.iu of chief executive olllcer,
wliieli tiluee lie has since held.
lleside the IhvipI of mUce and thesuper
lutctidetit the force consist of a deputy
siiM'iiiitendent., lTcnptnlns, SII liuutennnta,
:a sergeants and 07U 'itrolmen. The law
a'ao allows Hal rvsen-e olllcer who take the
plmvs of pulndmen niHinsarily aliaent and
often do n'g.ilarduty at a per diem stipend
in ws'tlons of the city where additional pa
trolmen am needed. Tho detectives, or In
rcturs as they nro called, Include a chief
Inspector and ten men. They, of course,
do no put ml duty, but are charged with
inch timltcra a usually fall to tlio lot of
detect Ivi-a In other cities.
Tho isilli-e force of lloston In Its person
nel U exception i Tlie reason for this
is found In the fact thnt polltlrnl Influence
has not a feat lior's weight lu assisting an
applicant to obtaining an appointment.
The civil service law ha active application
bero, mid the rule of "the best man wins"
I rlnsvly observed. The commission Is
constantly lieslcgvd by candidate foriuch
appointments. To all comers Is given a
blank, which must Is tilled and ilgned by
the applicant. He must state whether b
I married or single, hi age, place of birth,
names of pan nts, condition of health, bod
ily and nientnl; education, military expe
rience. If nny, and ninny other Hint tors of
greater or line lmHirt. Not li'ss than three
uor more than live ihtsoiis must certify to
the gissl clmnictcr of the candidate upon
an annexed blank. The application must
be worn lo uml Med with the commission.
Thu mull Is thi ll subjected to testa In
penmanship and arithmetic, must pass a
physical examination and must submit to
a scries of teats of strength, development
and endurance. The first and third of
these are competitive, nnd the man'
rating la carefully computed. The name
of accepted applicants are then arranged
In the exact nnlrr of excellence, and when
th board of police shall make a requisi
tion upon the civil service commission for
on or more men those flmt on the list are
By this admirnhle system the city of
Boston is enabled to obtain an ideal force
of police. It Is distributed among sixteen
stations one of which is the harlsir sipiad,
devoted exclusively tn patmlling tb water
front. So admirably Is this work don
that river piracy is almost unknown. Each
tut ion Is lu charge of a captain, who must
THR OLD COI'RT HOUSE,
maka a written report to headquarter
very morning. The dispatches are sent
In by patrolmen and at a certain hour in
th forenoon tho at ream of polio officer
passing through Pomlssrton square, each
carrying a yellow leather bag lu hi hand,
I quite enlivening. '
The headquarter I, a above Intimated,
In l'enilssrton square. It la not an espe
cially liii'Kielng structure, being built of
red brick, plainly finished. Th interior I
also plainly furnished but conveniently ar
ranged. I pun th first floor the superin
tendent occupies tb large front room. In
ths rear nsitn Is the quarters of the dep
uty auperlnteiident, and opening from till
la a largo room occupied by the property
clerk and other attache. I'pon thla floor
also are the olllce of the Inspector, The
second floor I duvutttd chiefly to th office
of the. three member of the board nt
lion, Albert T. Whltlug, William U tL
WJU ' I MA. UMIIOT,
Adjoining th building occupied as th
polio headquarters, and covering th en.
tiro west side of Pemberton square, I tb
till unfluUAed Suffolk county court bou,
which the city of Boston I building. ThU
I a magnificent structure of granite, and
will coat when completed more than $1 000
Tb police of Boston are handsomely nrd
formed In blue, the auneriutendent, hi
deputy, the captain and lieutenant being
adorned with shoulder itrap. Every mem.
ber of the force, whether officer or patrol,
man, 1 entitled to a service atrip for
every flvo year of aerrloa. That of th
patrolmen Is of blue and tbatof th of&oer
of gold. Not a few member wear these
tripes, nnd many have more than one,
which fact In Itself 1 Indicative of th ex
cellent quality of th men eomprUlng th
The municipal court, which 1 th de
partment of the Judicial ystm which
coma more nearly in contact with the po
lios force, Is hold In the Suffolk county
court house. A rut of th present build
ing i an Illustration of this article. Tbi
1 a plain building of granite, with a fin
Doric portico fronting upon Court street,
which In colonial day wn called (Jueen
treet The basement Is occupied in part
by the Tiamha, or city prison, which la
merely a place of detention for prisoner
while awaiting examination or trial. This
Jail la tn charge of a superintendent with
several assistants, aud a matron 1 also
employed, who has an oversight of the fe
The court house stands In the center of
Court sqiinre, and I unrounded hy an
open space. It was regarded when built a
an Imposing structure and well milted to
lu purpose; but It whs long ago outgrown,
and as above stntcd a new and magnificent
building Is in course of erection.
It Is somewhat remarkable that ths alto
covered by the rily prison ha always been
used for a lockup since the earliest days of
tho colony. In the first allotment of land
at the founding of the town, more than 890
years ago, this spot was set apart for a
Jail, and here the Jail ha always remained.
It I believed that the llrst building for the
detention of evil doer was built of heavy
logs, with narrow openings high up for
windows. But of this there ia no anthentio
The work of the Boston officers, as shown
by the report of the board of police, was
remnrkahly efllctctit lost year. Twice did
the force receive the thank of the mayor
for etrlnlly valuable service, Th flrat
of these occasions was the visit of Presi
dent Harrison in August, 18X9, when ths
eity wua ennvded with sightseer. Th
second was upon the occasion of the large
nnd disastrous Are which occurred hist
Thanksgiving. (In tbl any a detail of
540 men was scut to the tiro, onmprUtng
about live-sixths of the entire force. Thla
large force was admirably handled, and its
conduct won the thanks not only of ths
mayor but of the boanl of lire commission
ers a well.
Boston has n system of pension for aged
or disabled policemen. At present there
are eighty names upou the roll. The ma
jority of the dependents are paid KldS
yearly. The annual pension roll amounts
to upward of fclO.iJOO. In addition to tills
system them Is a police charitable fund
which amounts to nearly tJOU.OUO, all of
wldrh I can-fully Invested. I duo! year
there were fifty-four beneficiaries. The Po
lice Relief association also ha an invested
fund of nhout f.'H.not), aud last year dis
bursed nearly f I2,UUU.
The electric signal system la tn use In
Boaton, with 411 I sixes well distributed
bout the city. This is a great convenience
to th police, enabling them to call for as
alitanoo or send a prisoner to the Tomb
sr an Injured person tn the hospital with
out loa of time nnd without leaving the
It la seldom that an officer la dismissed
for any offense, but all complaint, how
ever trivial, are carefully oonaldered. But
eleven nun were dismissed for cause last
year. I'pou the whole Boston boasts a
model force, carefully and Judiciously man
tged, which is an honor to the state and to
the city. E. J. Cabfrktcb,
Prnhalily the Oldest Inhabitant.
Census Taker liethune, of Mllleilgevllle,
Ca., In discharging his dutios one day re
cently ran wruas the oldest Inhabitant
and wo muuled for awhile a to what en
try to make of her age. Jana Moore, col
ored, living In th northern part of the
city, gave her age a litl year. Mr. Ikithuns
questioned her for torn time and discov
ered that tho old woman was a regular en
cvcloDedla of the early days of American
Independence, bh knew all about It was
. 1. , 1 U.---U.
inere aim aw it, cue renieuiwrtsu o
lugton nnd all of the fnthera. She remem
bered tbelr habits and eccentricities, and
said that she was married and bail children
when Washington died. Her oldest living
child I 8 year old, and lno its birth h
ha been blessed with twenty-seven other.
Bhe is evidently not less than 110 year
and may bo I'JI, aa sh suys.
Had a l.laard la HI Stomach.
For year John Ungard, of La Porta,
Ind., suffered from what tbs doctor said
waa tumor of th stomach. Lately ha
grew much wonts and was taken to his
bad. For days hs was In excruciating
spasm, In whloh h writhed In a terrlbls
manner. On morning after a terrlbl
choking and strangling attack he vomited
up a large black lltard. It was dead and
partially encysted. A close examination
of ths reptile showed that it bad no eyes.
It nit alsodefectlvdn th llmh and mus
cle of locomotion, This showed it to have
grown from a mere germ In ths man's
stomach. Mr. Ungard lived but few
hour after the delivery of tbo Hoard, II
died from blood poisoning.
Fatal IUault of a Foolish Water.
Tb other night Homer E. S'ewton, a
farmer of West llichlleld, O., died a terrl
bl death. Three week previously on
wager with friend he ate twenty-six bard
boiled eggs at a meal. Medical aid was un
availing. Ilo lingered in terrlbls pain
without food. Ho was known throughout
Erie county a a breeder and Importer ol
suule and luavss a large estate.
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