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Chrixt Hushing the Tempest on the
Gea of Galilee.
Itar. T. DoWitt Tnlmapf deliTcreJ th
following in th Tatiernacl at Brooklyn,
ttkias for his text, Mark It, de
cribiii Christ tilling tha tempest:
Tiberias, Galilee, (iennesaret three
siamt'3 for tho same lake. No other
;;em ever had bo beautiful a setting.
It lay in a scene of great luxuriance;
the surrounding hills, high," terraced,
sloped, groved, so many hanging gar
dens of beauty, the waters rumbling
down between rocks of gray and red
limestone, Hashing from the hills and
bounding into the sea. On the shore
were castles, armed towers, ltoman
baths, everything attractive and beau
tiful; all styles of vegetation In shorter
apace than almost eny other space in
all tho world, from the palm tree of
the forest to the tree of rlgoroug cli
mate. It seems as if we shall have a quiet
night Not a leaf winked in the air;
not a ripple disturbed the face of (Jen
nesaret; but there seems to be a little
excitement up the beach, and we
hasten to see what it is and wo find it
an embarkation.
From the western shore a flotilla
pushing out; not a squadron, or deadly
armament, nor clipper with valuable
merchandise, nor piratic vessels ready
to destroy everything they could seize;
but a flotilla, bearing messengers of
life, and light and peace. Christ is In
the front of tho boat. Ills disciples
are In a smaller ' boat. Jesus, weary
with much speaking to large multi
tudes, Is put Into somnolence by tho
rocking of the waves. If there was
any motion at all the ship was easily
righted; if the wind passed from star
board to larboard, or from larboard to
starboard, the boat would rock, and by
the gentleness of the motion putting
tho Master asleep.
Calm night, starry night, beautiful
night Hun up all the sails, ply all the
oars, andlet tho largo boat and the
small boat glide over gentle Gennesa
ret Hut tho sailors say there is going
to be a change of weather. And even
the passengers can hear tho moaning
of the storm, as it conies on with great
stride, and all the terrors of hurricane
and darkness. The large boat trem
bles like a deer at bay among the
clangor of tho hounds; great patches
of foam aro Hung into the air; the sails
of tho YCSSel loosen and tho sharp
.etna's crack like pistols; to smaller
lbti, l&e petrels, poise nh theclltl of
fho -waves and plunge.
.vOPMtXJaxcf i75 clrZro. tfckiinir and
'masts, and the drenched disciples rush
Into the back part of the boat and lay
hold of Christ, and say unto him:
Maxtor, careat thoa not that we perish:
That great personage lifts his head
from tho pillow of the fisherman's
cost, walks to the front of tho vessel
and looks out Into tho storm. All
around him aro tho smaller boats,
drivea in tho tempest, and through it
comes tho cry of drowning men. lly
tho Hash of the lightning I see the
calm brow of Christ as the spray drop
ped from his beard. He has one word
for the sky and another for tho waves.
Xooklng upward he cries:
Looking downward ho says:
"He still."
Tho waves fall flat on their faces,
the foam melts, tho extinguished stars
relight their torches. Tho tempest
falls deatl, and Christ stands with his
feet on the neck of the storm. And
while the sailors are bailing out the
boats, and whllo they are trying to un
tangle tho cordage, tho disciples stand
in amazemcnt,nowjlooklng Intothe calm
sea, then Into the calm sky, then Into
tho calm Savior's countenance, and
they cry out:
"What manner of man is this, that
even the winds and the -sea obey
'The subject, in tho first place, im
pressor me with the fact that It is
very important to have Christ with
the ship; for all those boats would
Jiave gone to tho bottom of Gennesaret
if Christ had not been present. Oh,
what lesson for you and for me to
3eara! Wo must always have Christ
1n the ship. Whatever voyage wo un
dertake, into whatever enterprise we
start, let us always havo Christ in the
There are men hero who ask (rod to
help them at tho start of great enter
prise?. Ho has been with them In tho
jiast; no trouble can overthrow them;
tho storms might come down from the
top of Mount Hermon, and lash Gen
nesaret into foam and into agony, but
it could not hurt them.
Hut hero is another man who starts
out in worldly enterprise, and he de
pends npon the uncertainties of this
life. He has no God to help him.
After a while the storm comes and
tosses off tho masts of tru ship; he puts
out his llfebrat and the longboat; the
sheriff and the auctioneer try to help
him off; thy can't help him off; he
must go down; no Christ In the ship.
Here are yonng men just starting out
In life. Your life will be made up of
sunshine and shadow. There may be
in it arctic blasts or tropical tornadoes;
I know not what is before you, but I
know If you have Christ with you all
shall shall be well.
You may seem to get along without
tho religion of Christ while everything
goes smoothly, but after a while, when
sorrow hovers over the soul, when the
iraves of trial Jsh clear over the hur-
rlcnsdcc.tr.dth'J deUs aro crotT-ri
with piratical disasters oh, vrh
would you do then without Christ Li
the ship? Young man, take God for
your portion, God for your guide, God
for your help; then all is well; all Is
well for time, all shall be well forever.
Messed Is that man who puts in the
Lord his trust. He shall never bo con
founded. Hut my subject also impresses me
with the fact that when people start to
follow Christ they must not expect
smooth sailing.
These disciples got Into the small
boat, and I have no doubt they said:
'What a beautiful day this is! What
a smooth seal What a bright sky this
Is! How delightful is sailing in this
boat! and as for the waves under the
keel of tho boat, why they only make
tho motion of our little boat tho more
Hut when the winds swept down and
the sea was tossed Into wrath, then
they found that following Christ was
not smooth sailing. So you have
found it; so I have found it Did you
eve'r notice the end of tho life of tho
apostles of Jesus Christ? You would
say If ever men ought to have had a
smooth life, a smooth departure, then
those men, the disciples of Jesus Christ
ought to have had such a departure
and such a life,.
I can come into this audience to.
day and find a score of illustrations
of tho truth of this subject. That
young man in tho store trying to
serve God, while his employer scoffs
at Christianity; the young men In the
samo store antagonistic to the Chfts
tian religion, teasing him, tormenting
him 'about his religion, trying to, get
him mad. They succeed in getting
him mad saying:
"You're a pretty Christian."
Does this young man find it smooth
sailing when he tries to follow Christ?
Here is a Christian girl. Her father
despises the Christian religion; her
mother despises the Christian religion;
her brothers and sisters scon at tho
Christian religion; sho can hardly find
a quiet place in which to say her
prayers. Did sho And it smooth sail
ing when sho tried to follow Jesus
Oh, no! All who would live tho life
of the Christian religion must suffer
persecutions; if you do not find it in
one way, you will get it in another
way. The question was asked:
Who are those nearest tho throne?"
To this the answer came back:
Tlieso are they who came up out
of great tribulation" great flailing,
as the oritfipal has it; great flailing,
?Elt pot?TnTng--rand had their robes
washed anil made white in the blooij
of tho lamb."
My subject also Impresses mo with
ho Tacf fiiat some people get very
much frightened.
In the tones of theso disciples as
they rushed Into the back part of the
boat, I find they' arc frightened almost
to death. They say:
Master, cnre.st thou not that vre perish?
They had no reason to be frightened,
for Christ was in the boat I suppose
if we had been there we would have
been just as much frightened. Per
haps mor.
In all ages very good people get
very much frightened. It is often so
in our day, and men say:
Why, look-at the bad lectures;
look at tho Spiritualistic societies;
look at the Various errors going over
the Church of God; we are going to
founder; tho Church I3 going to perish;
she is going down.!'
Oh, how many good people are af
frighted by Iniquity in our day, and
think tho Church of Jesus Christ 13
going to bo overthrown, and are Just
as much affrighted as were tho dis
ciples of my text. Don't worry, don't
fret, as though iniquity wero going to
triumph over righteousness.
Hut there are a great many good
people who get affrighted in other re
spects; they aro affrighted in our day
about revivals. They say:
Oh! this is a strong religious gale;
we are afraid the Church of God is
going to be upset, and there aro going
to be a great many people brought
into tho Church that are going to be
of no use to it".
Do not be afraid of a great revival.
Oh, that tluse gales from heaven
might sweep through all our churches!
Oh, for such days as Menard Haxtcr
saw In Knglanu and Hobert McCheyno
saw in Dundee! Oh, for such days as
Jonathan Edwards saw in Northamp
ton! Oh, for tho gales from heaven, and
Christ on board the ship! The danger
of the 'Church of God is not in revi
vals. Again, my subject Impresses mo
with the fact that Jesus wa3 God and
man in tho same being. Here ho is in
the back part of tho boat Oh, how
tired ho looks: what sad dreams he
must have! Look at his countenance;
he must ho thinking of the cross to
cj.ne. I,ook at him; ho is a man
bono of our bone, flesh of our flesh.
Tired, he falls asleep; lie is n man. Hut
then I find Christ at the prow of the
boat; 1 hear him say:
Peace, he tilt!
And I see the storm kneeling at his
feet, and tho tempests folding their
wings in his presence; he Is a God.
If I have sorrow and trouble, and
want sympathy, I go and kneel down
at the back part of the boat, nnd say:
'(), Christ! weary one of Gennesaret,
sympathize with all my sorrows: man
Nazareth, man of the cross."
A rr.-n, a ir.13. fcut if I to
conquer my spiritual fees, if I vrnt to
get the victory over tin, death and hell,
I come to the front of the boat, and I
kneel down, and I say: "O, Lord Jesus
Christ, Thou who doest hush the tem
pest, hush all my grfef, hush all my
temptation, hush all my sin."
A man, a man; a God, a God.
I learn once more from this subject
that Christ can hush a tempest. It
did seem as If everything must go to
ruin. Tho disciples had given up the
idea of managing the ship; the crew
were entirely demoralized; yet Christ
rises and he puts his foot on the storm,
and It crouches at his feet Oh, yes!
Christ can hush the tempest
You have had trouble. Perhaps it
was the little child taken away from
you tho sweetest child of the house
hold, the one who asked the most curi
ous questions, and stood around you
with the greatest fondness, and the
spade cut down through your bleeding
heart Perhaps it was an only son,
and your heart has ever since been like
a desolated castle, the owls of the night
hooting among tho falling arches and
the crumbling stairways.
Perhaps It was an aged mother.
You always went to her with your
troubles. She was in your home to
welcome your children into life, and
when they died she was there to pity
you; that old hand will do no more
kindness; tha,t white lock of hair you
put away in the casket or in the locket,
didn't look as it usually did when she
brushed it away from her wrinkled
brow in the house circlo or In the
country church. Or your property
gone. You said:
"I have so much bank Btock, I have
so many Government securities, I havo
so many houses, I have so many farms
all gone, all gone."
Why, sir, all tho storms that ever
trampled their thunders, all tho ship
wrecks havo not been worse than this
to you. Yet you have not been com
pletely overthrown. Why? Christ
hushed the tempest. Your little one
was taken away. Christ says:
I have that little one in my keep
ing. I can care for it as well as you
can, better than you can, O, bereaved
Hushing the tempest. When your
property went away God said:
"There are treasures in heaven, in
banks that never break."
Jesus hushing the tempest.
There is one storm into which we
will all have to run. Tho moment
when we let go of this life, and try to
take hold of tho next, we will want all
the grace possible. Yonder I see a
Chrbtian soul rockjng on Jhe surges
6"f death; all ihc powTrs of darkness
seem let cnjX against that soul tho
sTrllnvave, the thiinder of tho sky,
tho shriek of tho wind, all seem to
unito together; but that soul is not
troubled; there is no sighing; there are
no tears; plenty of tears in the room
at the departure, but he weeps nb tears,
calm, satisfied, peaceful; all is well.
Hy the flash of the storm you can see
the harbor just ahead, and you aro
making for that harbor. All shall bo
well. Jesus is hushing the tempest
Iuto the harbor of hcayen now we glide;
We're homo at lat, homo at last
Softly we drift on its bright, suVry tldo;
We'ro home at last.
Glory to God! nil our dangers are o'er,
We stand necareon the glorifiod ahore;
Glory to God! we will shoot evermore,
We're pome at last.
Want a Halt Called.
Let's quit talking about America
being tho asylum for tho oppressed of
all nations of the earth. It was a very
pretty figure of speech In tho youthful
days of tho republic, but the oppressed
nations are now giving us moro than a
belly-full. Ten thousand emigrants,
speaking almost as many languages,
landed at Castle Garden last Saturday.
Such cargoes as that will soon put an
archists into every city, town, village
and hamlet In the country and leave
a few to spare to the rural districts.
Let's send word to Europe that the
asylum business Is played out; In
ilianapolii Natunlay Herald.
Owl V.jtn.
A young man residing in Lincoln,
Placer county, Cat, is credited with
eyes possessing the peculiarities of
those of an owl. Ho can seo but little
In daylight, scarcely at all in tho sun
light, but at night his vision Is perfect;
he can penetrate the darkness with his
peculiarly shaped andnocturnally con
constructed eyes and distinguish ob
jects at long distances w hen the ordi
nary individual can not seo his hand
before him. His wonderful sight has
been tested by many, and as a guido
at night he has no equal.
A Carrie Traveler.
Tho carelessness of traveling Eng
lishmen was illustrated at Salt Jike,
Utah. A marquis Inquired of tho
Walker House clerk tho other night:
'ay, me friend, do you know what
has become of mo brown valise? I
cawn't afford to lose thawt y' know.
It has awl mo money an' jewelry in it,"
When asked where ho saw it last he
said: MI saw it fired up on tawp tho
bus, y'know." ThoTallso soon reached
tho hotel, having como on a different
bus from tho one the Englishman rode
in. . - t .
Henry M. Stanley, the explorer
takes snuff when traveling In hot
New York hotels employ about one
thousand chambermaids.
ri3 Aliry la Kostort.
I raid something, some time slnco,
about Pie alley, a strango way leading
from Washington street to Williams
court, where newsboys and bootblacks
largely congregate, writes a Boston
correspondent of tho Providence Jour
nal. Hut it appears that some char
acteristics of that old thoroughfare es
caped me, and as a veracious historian
I feci bound to completo tho record.
Ono peculiarity of social life in Pie
alley is the exchange of books, which
takes place here with something of tho
regularity attending the transfer of
securities at tho stock-exchange. About
1 o'clock it is in order for any urchin
who has completed the perusal of one
of thoso blood-curdling romances,
which make up tho literature of street
gamins, to offer it in barter for any
tale that ho has not read. Tho mer
chantable value of this soiled and
ragged paper-covered fiction is less
regarded than the merits of the tale.
A story which reeks with gore,
abounds In hairbreadth escapes, and
is generally to tho liking of these ex
acting readers, commands a ready ex
change, and Is easily disposed of for
another of Its kind; there is constant
rcferenco to the testimony of those
who have read the book, nnd opinions
are delivered with an engaging frank
ness which is In its way tho ideal of
literary criticism. The wholo Is like a
delicious satire upon the literary tastes
of tho town, ana is a most amusing
thing to witness.
Another peculiarity of Pie alley Is
the custom that obtains In tho res
taurants of receiving deposits in ex
change for meals. Tho prices for food
are not largo when measured by the
standards of opulence, but not Infre
quently it happens that a gamin has
neither money, postago-stamps, nor
horse-car tickets wherewith to iaj his
scott In such a case the obliging
proprietors are willing to receive
knives, marbles, or any of tho innu
merable trifles Vhich so naturally ac
cumulate in tho pockets of boys that
they almost seem to grow there. These
things aro sometimes redeemed when
Increase of pecuniary resources allows
tho customer who 'has put them In
pawn to pay his original liability:
qxilte as often they become in the end
the property of tho restaurant Tho
whole business Is conducted with as
much good faith as attends the trans
fer of real estate; and tho practice Is
a great convenience to tho street
Arabs. As for the caterers of Pie
alley, it is to bo inferred that they
know how to make their account out
of the trade.
Distribution of the Megalith.
Nothing In the ancient . history of
man is of more considerable interest
than are those monuments, at onco
rudely grand nnd mysteriously simple,
which navo beeu designated mega
lithic. They may be simply raised
stones, isoloted menhirs, cromlechs ar
ranged in a cirele, or artificial caves
formed by placing flat flags horizon
tally ou standing supports. Dolmens
or covered passages were usually bu
ried under masses of earth or stones
so as to form a veritable tumuli; but
they always present tho common char
acter of belug constructed in rough
block, virgin of all human labor.
Megaliths are important on account
of their number ami their dispersion.
They aro to bo found, with a likeness
running through them nil, in places
most remoto from one another, on
different continents. At Carnac and
at Hermann are immense rows of
stones, of which the menhirs of the
Hhasias of India appear like exact
copies. Similar domens are standing
In Palestine, Ireland, nnd Hindustan.
Megaliths can bo found in Peru, and
among tho aboriginal monuments of
North America, in Spain and Den
mark, in the Orcades and tho islands
of the Mediterranean, on tho shores of
the Dead sea and of the llaltie, at the
foot of Mount Sinai, and in Iceland,
at tho edge of tho eternal glaciers.
Tho dolmens raised upon the top of a
tumulus in Algeria may bo compared
with thoso standing in tho department
of tho Aveyron or with thoso in Kin
tvre, Scotland, and ltnsk'.lde in Sean
tfinavia; the cromlech of Maytura, in
Iceland, with that nt Halskov, in Den
mark; the cirele at lVshawur. In Af
ghanistan, with the cirele of Stennls,
in one of the Orcades; the 'tombs of
tho Nellgherries with tho chomlcls
that are found in Africa; tho crom
lechs of Algeria, with thoso of Aschen
rade, on the Dwina, tho triliths of
Stouehenge with thoo of Tripoli, or
thoso mentioned by Palgravo as in
Arabia. Even a superficial study will
disclose tho relations that exist be
tween the covered passages of Prov
ence anil tho megaliths of llrittany,
and between these and analogous con
structions in Spain and Algeria. A
common thought, ami an identical fu
neral lite, aro revealed. Popular Sci
cure Monthly.
City nnd Country Girl.
It Is ono of tho principles of modern
sentiment that fine complexions are a
country product. Piuk-and-whlte faces
are invariably connected with fields
and farm houses, and a fair and bloom
ing skin is counted the country girl's
heritage, in contradistinction of that
of her town sister. The" country girl
has not only got a better complexion
than the town girl she has a decided
ly worsu complexion. Take n com
pany of town girls and a company of
country girls where will you firm tho
smooth, clear, fresh-looking faces?
(Jenerally among tho former. And
the thick, colorleM, lifeless skinsf
(Jenerally among the latter. This is a
fact that any 0110 can verify by obcr
vatiou. Milwaukee Wisconsin.
Zola's ordinary income is over C$0.
000 a year. v
Governor Heaver gives his pension
of 1 13 a month to charity.
Congressman Cox will build a $ 20,
000 house in Washington, this sum
mer. Tho oldest son of Anthony Trol
lopo has Just published his first novel,
'My Own Love Story."
James Speed, who was Lincoln's
Attorney-Oeneral, is 80 years of age, -tV
but he still practices law in Louisville, r
William OTlrien has a very peculiar
delivery when speaking In public. Ho
emits each word between his teeth as
though biting it
Mr. Denny, Minister to China, in a
letter to his brother, fays that he finds
it diflicult to support the dignity of
his position on his small salary.
A young Chinaman employed by a
cigar firm on Park row, New York,
has won the second prizo for orna
mental drawing at tho Cooper Insti
tute. The lato G. L. (loodalo of Angola,
Indiana, was a cousin by marriage to
President Garfield, and it was for him
that the latter onco worked as a canal
hand. Professor Oscar Llnz, tho African
traveler, attributes his good health in
that climate to abstention from raw
fruit, anil to his use of water only after
it was boiled.
William Lee, senior member of tho
Boston publishing house of Lee &
Shenard, recently celebrated tho fif
tieth anniversary of his entrance to
tho book trade. v
An Irreverent Washington reporter
says that Kapiolanl, the Hawaiian sov
ereign, knows what tho English word
champagne" means, and "uses it to
the Queen's taste."
There is one thing, says tho Spring
field Union, confidentially, about
Queen Victoria that ought to bo men
tioned in full-faco caps, this jubilee
year sho never banged her hair.
Professor Palmer, of Harvard, has
obtained answers from most of the
members of the Senior class as to
their expenses, from which it appear
that one-third of them spend under
$700 a year, one-half under f 1,000 and
three-fourths under $1,200.
Tho maiden name of Daniel Web
ster's second wife was Catherine Lei
roy, and in Hoston recently a divorce 44
case was tried in which the parties
bore these names, but were in no way
related to tho original families. Tho
first Daniel did not figure in dlvorew
An Intelligent Chinaman says there
is no equivalent for tho word 'boom"
in his language. This Is a soothing'
and restful fact to dwell upon. Hut it
may bo presumed also tiiat no Chinese
community with which travelers havo
made the reading public acquainted
would know what to do with sueh a
wo nl if it existed.
The new residence now being erect-
ed at Hhineellir, N. V., by Levi P.
Morton will ho a magnificent- build
ing, 111 feet long and 81 deep. The
house will be built of brown sand
stone and wood. It. will command a
view of the Hudson Hiver for mi!c
as it runs through a country of moun
tainous grandeur.
The lute C. Wyllys Hetts, t.f New
York, bequeathed" 'to Yale College a
cabinet of rare and undent coins,
some old caution recovered from lost
ships of tho Spanish Armada,' live an
tique carved wooden chests made 'in
Connecticut in the seventeenth cen
tury, and an old oak sn eh'tir brought
from Lancaster Castle.
Senator Palmer's Washington houso
cost him $S",000, and ho hays the ser
vants have tho be.t rooms in"it Their
rooms r-; u tho fourth .story, looking 1
)ii MePher.son Square. Tho houso
.ontains twenty-live rooms in all, ami
.he elevator is as commodious as that
of a good-sized hotel. There are nine
bath-rooms in the mansion.
Clarke, a union veteran residing in .
New York, was a Kigual-hoy on Admi
ral Earragut's flagship at Mobile. A
shell from tho rebel guns rolled up
behind the Admiral, ami tho boy see
ing the danger promptly rolled it
overboard, when it exploded in the
water. He Is now so poor that tho
Farragut medal voted him by Congress
for his bravery, has been - pledged for
a small loan.
Captain Legaro J. Walker, Deputy
Collector of tho port of Charleston,
South Carolina, who was wounded at
Appomattox, has just had the ball re
moved. It was so firmly Imbedded d
that it required -considerable force to
remove it It was found to bo split
from in apex almost down, to Its base,
and in the split is a portion of Cap
tain Walker's hip-bone as firmly fixed
as the filling of a tooth.
Delaware shad fishermen haven't
much faith in tho government effort a
to propagate these fish. Old Captain
Gosar probably voiced the average
.sentiment whenho said: "Let the guv
ment keen its tarnal Fish hawks' an
fMeh. to hum. All the guv'ment has to
do ter make shad thicker 'n Jersey
skeeter is ter make laws as Ml let (tod
'n' tho shad 'tend the prop'gat'n wuk
theirsels. They knows their busi
ness:" Fred Douglas and Theodore Tilton
are almost inseparable companions In
Paris, and are often necn dining and
trolling in the boulevards. Mr. Dou"
I im expects to return to tho United
States next f..!l, r.rr.l v. ill pro! -J ly tako
an active, j j:i '. , r: ; atjaj

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