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NEWS AND CITIZEN, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1894. THE GREAT RESCUE. PEACEFUL DEATH AND CUSSFUL ETERNITY COST NOTHING. Utr. Ir. Talmago I'rrarhe. Another Ho marlable Ki-rnion Through the Trrcf IlWtorlral I'alth and I aith In the I'.cx k of Age The Lamp Above l!io Cravo. Brooklyn, Sept. 2. Rev. Dr. Tal liiago, who is still absent in tlio touth Pacific, baa selected as tlio Fubjcet d today's seraiou through tbo prcta "Tlio Rescue," tlio text chosen being Acts xvi, 31, "Ecliero cn the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou tbalt bo saved. " Jails nro d:irk, dull, damp, loathsenio places even now, but they were worse in tho apostolic times. I imagino today w o arostandini; in tho Phi lippinu dungeon. Do you not feel tho chill? Do you not bear the groans of those incarcerated ones who for 10 years have not seen tho sun light and tho deep siU of women who remember their father's house and mourn over their wasted estates? Listen again. It is tho couh of a consninptivo fcr tho struggle of ono in tho uightmaro of a great horror. You listen again and bear a culprit, his chains rattling as ho rolls over in his dreams, and you say, "God, pity tho prisoner!" Buttheroia another sound in that prison. It is tho Bong of joy and gladness. What a plaeo to sing in 1 Tho music conies winding through tho corridors of tho prison, and in all tho dark wards tho whisper is beard: "What's that? What's that?" It is tho song of Paul and Silas. They cannot sleep. They have been whipped very badly whipped. The long gashes on their backs are bleeding yet. They lio flat on tho cold ground, their feet fast in wooden sockets, and of course jthey cannot sleep. But they can sing. Jailer, what aro you doing with these people? Why havo they been put in here? Oh, they havo been trying to mako tho world better. Is that all? That is all. A pit for Joseph. A lion's cave for Daniel. A blazing furnace for Shad rach. Clubs for John Wesley. An anathema for Philipp Welanchthon. A dungeon for Paul aud Silas. An IOarthqnake Sfiork. But whilo wo aro standing in tho gloom of tho Philippian dungeon, mid we hear tho mingling voices of sob and groan and blasphemy mid halleluiah, suddenly an earthquake! Tho iron bars of tho prison twist, the pillars crack off, the solid masonry begins to heave, mid all tho doors swing open. Tho jailer, feeling himself responsible for theso prisoners and believing, in his pagan ignorance, saicido to bo honorable since Brutus killed himself, and Cato killed himself, and Cassius killed him self puts his sword to his own heart, proposing with ono strong, keen thrust to put an cud to his excitement and agi tation. But Paul cries out: "Stop, stop! Do thyself no harm! We aro all here!" Then I see tho jailer running through tho dust and amid the ruin of that pris ou, and I seo him throwing himself down at tho feet of these prisoners, cry ing out: "What shall I do? What shall I do?" Did Paul answer: "Get out of this place beforo there is another earth quake. Put handcuffs and hopples on thaso other prisoners lest they get away?" No word of that kind. His compact, thrilling, tremendous answer, answer memorable all through earth and heaven, was, "Believe on tho Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt bo saved." Well, wo havo all read of tho earth quako in Lisbon, in Lima, in Aleppo and in Caracas, but we livo in a lati tude where in all our memory thero has not been ono severe volcanic disturb ance. And yet wo have seen fiO csrth quakes. Hero is a man who has been building up a largo fortune. His bid on the money market was felt in all tho cities. Ho thinks ho has got beyond all annoying rivalries iu trade, and bo says to himself, "Now I am free and safe from all possiblo perturbation." But in 1857 or in 1873 a national panio strikes the foundation of tho commercial world, and crash goes all that magnificent busi ness establishment! Here is a man who has built up a very beautiful home. His daughters have just come homo from tho seminary with diplomas of graduation. His sons havo started iu life, honest, temperato uud pure. When tho evening lights are struck, thero is a happiness and un broken family circle. But there has been an accident down at Long Branch. Tho young man ventured too far out in the surf. Tho telegraph hurled tho terror up to tho city. An earthquake struck under the foundation of that beautiful homo. Trust and Believe. The piano closed; the curtains drop ped; the laughter hushed. Crash go all those domestic hopes and prospects and expectations. So, my friends, wo have all felt the shaking down of some great trouble, and there was a time when wo were as much excited as this man of tho text, and we cried out as ho did: "What shall I do? What shall I do?" The same reply that tho apostle made to him is appropriate to us, "Believe on tho Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt bo saved. " There aro some documents of so littlo Importance that you do not care to put pny more than your last name under them, or even your initials, but there are some documents of so great impor tance that you writo out your full name. Bo tho Saviour in some parts of tho Bible is called "Lord," and in other parts of tho Bible he is called "Jesus," and in other parts of tho Bible ho is Called "Christ," but that thero might be no mistake cbout fliis passago all three name3 come together "the Lord Jesus Christ. ' ' ! Now. who is this being that you want me to trust in and believe in? Men sometimes conio to mo with cre dentials and certificates of good charac ter, but I cannot trust them. There is some dishonesty in their looks that makes mo know that I shall bo cheated if I confide in them. You cannot put your heart's confidence in a man until you know what stuff he in made of, and tm I unreasonable when I stop to ask yen who this ts that yon trntit m ti trust in? No man woald tL.nk of ven turing hi life on a v going out to sea that had never Wen inspected. No; you r.iut have tho certificate hung amidships, telling how many tm.s it carries, and how long ago it was built, and who built it, and all about it I you caniK.t expect mo to risk tho curgoof my immortal interests on board any craft till yon tell rr.e what it is mado of, and where it was made, and what it is. The Divine Character. When, tl en. I ask you who this Is you want mo to trust in, you tell me ho is a very attractive person. Contem porary writers describe his wholo ap pearance as being resplendent Thero was no r.eed for Christ to tell tho chil dren to como to him. "Suffer littlo children to come unto nie" was not spoken to tho children. It was spoken to the disciples. The children came read ily enough without any invitation. No sooner did Jesus appear than tho littlo ones jumped from their mothers' arms, an avalanche of beauty ai:d love, into his lap. Christ did not a.-k John to put his head down on his bosom. John could not help but put his head there. I supposo a look at Christ was just to love him. How attractive his manner 1 Why, when they saw Christ coming along tho street, they ran into their houses, and they wrapped up their in valids as quick as they could and brought them out that he might look at them. Oh, there was something so pleasant, so inviting, so cheering in ev erything ho did, in his very look ! When theso sick ones were brought out, did he say: "Do not bring beforo me these sores. Do not trouble me with these leprosies?" No, no; thero was a kind look; there was a gentle word; there was a healing touch. They could not keep away from him. I think thero are many under tho in fluence of tho Spirit of God who aro saying, "I will trust him if you will only tell mo how. " And the great ques tion asked by many is, "How, how?" And whilo I answer your question I look up and utter the prayer which Rowland Hill so often uttered in tho midst of his sermons, "Master, help!" How are you to trust in Christ? Perfect Confidence. Just us you trust any one. Yon trust your partner in business with important things. If a commercial house gives you a note payable three months hence, you expect the payment of that note at tho end of three months. You have perfect confidence in their word mid in their ability. Or, again, you go home today. You expect there will bo food on tho table. You have confidence in that. Now, I ask you to have tho same confi dence in the Lord Jesus Christ. He says, "You believe; I take away your sins, " and they are all taken away. "What!" you say, "beforo I pray any more? Be foro I read my Bible any more? Beforo I cry over my sins any more?" Yes, this moment. Believo with all your heart, and you aro saved. Why, Christ is only waiting to get from you what you givo to scores of peoplo every day. What is that? Confidence. If theso people whom you trust day by day are more worthy than Christ, if they are more faithful than Christ, if they have done more than Christ overdid, then give them tho preference, but if you really think that Christ is as trustworthy as they are then deal with him as fairly. "Oh," says some one in a light way, "I believe that Christ was born in Beth lehem, and I believo that ho died on tho cross." Do you believo it with your head or your heart? I will illustrato the difference. You aro in your own house. In the morning you open a newspaper, and yon read how Captain Eravoheart on tho sea risked his life for tho salva tion of his passengers. You say: "What a grand fellow he must havo been! Kis family deserves vrry well of tho coun try. " You fold tho newspaper and sit down at tho tablo and perhaps do r.ot think of that incident again. That is historical faith. Saved by Faith. But now you aro on tlio sea, end it is night, and you aro asleep, and you cro awakened ly the shriek of "Fire!" You rush out on tho deck. You hear, amid tho wringing of the hands and tho faint ing, tho cry: "No hope, no hope! Wo aro lost, wo r.ro lost!" Tho sail puts out its wing of fire, the ropes make a burn ing ladder in the night heavens, tho spirit of wrecks hisses in tho wave, and on tho hurricane deck shakes out its ban ner of smoke and darkness. "Down with the lifeboats!" cries tho captain. ' 'Down with the lifeboats !' ' People rush into them. The boUs aro about full. Room only for one niore man. You are standing on the deck beside the captain. Who shall it be? You or tho captain? Tho captain says, "You." You jump and are saved. Ho stands there and dies. Now, you believe that Captain Brsve hcart sacrificed himself for his passen gers, but yon believe it with love, with tears, with hot and long continued ex clamations, with grief at his loss and joy at your deliverance. That is saving faith in other words, what yon believe with all tho heart and believe in regard to yourself. On this hinge turns my ser mon aye, the salvation of your im mortal soul. You often go across a bridgo you know nothing about. You do not know who built the bridge, you do not know what material it is made of, but you come to it and walk over it and ask no questions. And here is an arched bridgo blasted from the "Rock of Ages" and built by the Architect of the whole universe, spanning the dark gulf between sin and righteousness, and ail God asks yon is to walk across it, and yon start, and you ccme to it, and you stop, and you go a little way on, id you st ip, and you fall back, and you experiment. You say, "How do I know that bridgo will hold me?" in ttead of marching on with firm step, Asking nc questions, but feeling that tho strength of tho eternal God is undei you. , Oh, was there ever a prize proffered so cheap m pardon and heaven are of fered to yen,? For how much? A million dollars? It is certainly worth more than that Eat cheaper tlan that yon cm have it Ten thousand dollars? Ltss than that Five thousand dollars? Less than that. Ono dollar? Less than that Ono farthing? Less than that. "With out money and without price." No moiny to pay. No journey to take. No penauco to suffer. Only just one decisive action f the soul, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved " Forgiven and Safe. Shall I try to tell you what it is to bo saved? I cannot tell you. No man, no angel, can tell you. But I can hint r.t it, for my text brings mo up to this point, "Thou shalt be saved. " It means a happy life hire, and a peaceful death, ami a blissful eternity. It is a grand thing to go to sleep at night, and to get op in tho morning, and to do business all day feeling that alf is right betwien my heart and (Jod. No accident, no sickness, no persecution, no peril, no sword, can do nie any 1 mint dam age. I am a forgiven i of God, and he is bound to sio me through. lie has sworn ho will seo mo through. The mountains may depart, tlio earth may burn, the light of the stars may bo blown out by tho blast of the judgment hurri cane, but life iii.il death, things present and things to come, arc mine. Yea, further than that, it means a peaceful death. Airs. Ilemans, Mrs. Sigourney, Dr. Young and almost all tho poets have said handsome things about death. There is nothing beautiful about it. When we stand by the white aud rigid features of those whom wo love, and they give no answering pressuro of the hand and no returning kiss of tho lip, we do not want anybody poetizing round about us. Death is loathsomeness tiu:I midnight and tho wringing of tho heart until tho tendrils snap and curl in tho torturo unless Christ shall be with us. I confess to you an infiuito fear, a con suming horror of death unless Christ shall be with nie. I would rather go down into a cavo of wild beasts or a junglo of reptiles than into the grave unless Christ goes with me. Will you tell mo that I am to be carried out from my bright home and put away in the darkness? I cannot bear darkness. At tho first coming of the evening I must havo tho gas lighted, and the farther on in life I gc t the moro I like to have my friends round about me. FeurieifB of licatli. And am I to bo put off for thousands of years in a dark place, with no ono to speak to? When tho holidays como and tho gifts are distributed, shall I add no joy to tho "Merry Christmas" or the "Happy New Year?" Ah, do not point down to the holo in the ground, tho grave, cud call it a beautiful place. Un less there bo some supernatural illumi nation I shudder back from it. My whole naturo revolts at it. But now this glorious lamp is lifted above tho grave, and all the darkness is gone, and tho way is clear. I look into it now without a single shudder. Now my anxiety is not about death; my anxiety is that I may livo aright. What power is there in anything to chill me in tho last hour if Christ wraps around mo the skirt of his own gar ment? What darkness can fall upon my eyelids then, amid the heavenly day break? O death, I will not fear theo then. Back to thy cavern of darkness, thou robber of all tho earth. Fly, thou despoiler of families. With this battlcax I hew theo in twain from helmet to sandal, tho voice of Christ sounding all over the earth and through the heavens: "O death, I will be thy plague. O grave, I will be thy destruction." To bo saved is to wake up in tho pres ence of Christ. You know when Jesus was upon the earth how happy ho mado every house he went into, and when ho brings us up to his house in heaven how great shall bo cur glee I His voice has moro music iu it than is to bo heard in all tho oratorios of eternity. Talk not about banks dashed with efflorescence. Jesus is the chief bloom of heaven. We shall see tho very face that beamed sympathy in Bethany and tako tho very hand that dropped its blood from tho short beam of tlio cross. Oh, I want to stand in eternity with him. Toward that harbor I steer. Towaid that goal I run. I shall be satisfied when I awake in his likeness. Glorified In Heaven. Oh, broke u hcartod men and women, how sweet it will bo in that good land to pour all of your hardships and be reavements and losses into the loving ear of Christ and then have him explain why it was best for you to bo sicl., anel why it was best for you to bo widowed, and why it was best for you to be per secuted, and why it was best for you to be tried and have him point to an ele vation proportionate to your disquietude here, saying, "You suffered with mo on earth; come up now and be glorified with me in heaven. ' ' Some iie went into a house where there had been a good deal of trouble and said to tho woman there, "You seem to be lonely." "Yes," she said; "I am lonely. " "How many in the fam ily?" "Only myself. " "Have you had any children?" "I tad seven children." "Where are the?" "Gone." "All gone?" "All." "All dead?" "All." Then she breathed a long sigh into the loneliness and said, "Oh, sir, I have been a good mother to the grave. " And so there aro hearts here that are utterly broken down by the bereave ments of life. I point you today to the eternal balm of heaven. Oh, aged men and women who havo knelt at the throne of grace for threescore years and teti will not your decrepitude t hango for the leap of a heart when you come' to lo.ok faco to face upon him whom having not seen you lpve? Oh, that will bo the Good Shepherd, not out in tho night and watching to keep ir the wolves, but with the lamb re clining on the sunlit hill. That will be the Captain of our salvation, not amid the roar and crash and boom of battle, but amid his disbanded troops keeping victorious festivity. That will bo tho Bridegroom of the church coming from afar, the bride leaning upon his arm while he Ioeks down into her face and says: "Behold, thou art fair, mylovel Behold, thou art fair 1" Invention of I lie Fan. The pK ts of tho Celestial empire at tribute liio invention or tlio f.m to one of their enp rtrs Wn Wang who ri lg:;ti II cvi.t.;ru s be-fore the Chris tian rx The tr.-t fans wi re made of baiuboo only, bat in time tei.tliers iu:d silk were u.scd with good tfiVt-t, und old writers pompously tlese-ribe tho imperial chariots decorated with theso emblems of power on all state occasions. It was only at the be ginning of our era, how ever, that a Chine-so faumaker beat plates of gold "until they were as thin as locust wings" and applied them on botli surface s of screen fans, which he further decorated with paintings of birds, lnasts and fabulous monsters, wherein he se t glittering bits of mica. The folded fan, king unknown in China, is said to havo. been imported from Japan in the tenth century, when it be gan to replace scree n fans. New York Bucklen's Arnica Salve. The b?st Salve intheworld forfutp, Rrnises, Sores. Ulevrs, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corn, and all Skin Erup tions, Bml positively cures Piles, or no pay required. It'is guaranteed to trive perfn t satisfaction or money re funded. Price 25 cents per box. For Ht by H. J. Dwinell. A Collecting Fad. Collections are a present elay fad. One eccentric young woman has ono of the oddest fancies, which is that of collect ing wishbones. She has a vast assort ment strung about her own room and any number eif others put away in boxes. Among them are those of particularly largo and particularly small birds, in cluding ono of n humming bird. There might be easily prettier ideas than this. Ono girl, who spewls much of her time abroad, is making a study of silver boxjs. Another buys brocades, and still another odd aud beautiful lamps. All these servo some after purposes of beau tifying, but tho wishbones are only queer. Philadelphia Press. Why does the air of the pine woods have such a beneficial effect on consump tives ? It is on account of its purity and of the antiseptic substances contained in the exhalations from the trees. Guaiacol represents these exhalations in a concen trated form. Although taken in through the stomach, in OzONIZEj instead of being breathed in, as in the pine woods, it is taken up by the blood from the stomach and carried to the lungs, producing the most beneficial effects. Pleasant to tal:e and a perfect remedy for consumption. Send for Took on Ozone, mailed free. Prepared by T. A. Slocum Co., New York. St.J.&L.C.R.RJimeTable. 9UU.W saosxooi-t-t- Ht 9)St ft.' eeat ""c C I- XX C tT r XtiO- ir B X I so T I 09 Z o CO : f . i I- ic - 15 ic ? 11W .1 T O OS 3sr-t-t-frao I TUA,W CENTRAL VERMONT RAILROAD time: -table. Corrected to July 1 1894. Trains Leave Cambridge Junction As Follos: in IE I II PASSENGER Due Ee IUiIU Mi r?I sp Junction U.20 a.m.; Piirlintiton l-'.ISp. m.; Connects at Essex Junction with Fast Express tor Boston via Lowell or Filrhburg, New York via Sprlnpflc-ld, Troy or New London. Parltir Car to Boston and New York; also connects at Ks sex Jiinotl- n for St. Albans. Rich ford, St. Johns and Ogdcnsburg. GIRD II MAIL Due Essex June 1 13 I i M' tlon 7.25 p. m. : Burlington 7.55 p. ni.; Coiiiiects with Night Ex prest for Troy, New York, Boston via Nashua or Fitchburg, sleeping cars ; Connects at Essex Junction with Express for Montreal, Chicago and the West. Pullman sleeping car Essex Junction to Chicago without change. Mixed train, leaving Jeffersonvllle 5.30 a. m., (nrnects at Essex Junction with Express Mail for Boston via Lowell or Fitchburg j New York, vu 'iroy or Spnuglleld. Arrival of trains at Cambridge Jet. 0 15a.m.: Mall, leaving Burlington 7.30 a.m. 4.45p.m.: Mixed, " " 12.25 p.m. 6.00 p. m. : Passenger, " " 4 20 p. m. Trains leave Sheldon Jet. For Blchford 7.06 a. m., 2.05 p. m., 0.52 p. m. For at. Allans 9.51 a. m., 4.3-2 p. m. Trains leave Swanton For Norwood, Ogdensburg and West, 6.22 a. it. 7 20 o. m. For Ogdensburg, 1.12 p. m. For House's Ptunt O.lb p. m. F. W. BALDWIN, 8. W. CUMMING8, Gen'l Suiit. Gen'l Passeuter Agl. A pood advertisement of good poods in. a good paper willalwnys ,J S W .et & I Iss for Ir.fr.ls and Children. THIRTT ygatm tdbuwrratton of Cnri xrith the patronage of million of pcrnonn, permit n to palt of it TT-ithont cnottsinir. It ii nnqnaationaMy tha Teit rrmodr for Infant and Children tho world htti ever known. 1 1 1 1 li armies. ChlTdren like it. It give them health. It will save their live. Init Mother have omething which In ahsolntely afe and practically perfect ai a child's medicine. Castoria destroys Worm. 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STATEMENT JULY 1st, 1894, Capital Stock, - - $50,000.00 Surplus ard undivided profits, - 13,547.23 Deposits, - 351.S62.72 Total Assets, - - - 420,409.05 The only Savings Bank which has Every Dollar of its Assets Invested in Vermont. TO those who eleem absolute safety of principal of greater importance than ' high rates of interest, the following facts will be of interest : Fiht : IT IS SAFE. It has never lost a dollar by bad investments, nor has it now, so far as known, a single dollar of poor or doubtful paper. It has never leaned a dollar outside of Vermont, but every investment is either in Lamoille county or counties adjoining. No dividends are paid to its stock holders, but they are held for the security of depositors. Second : IT TAKES CAKE OF HOME INTERESTS. It always ha3 money to loan to the people of Lam. .ill county and of such portions of adja cent counties hs constitute a legitimate field tVr the invest mei.ts of this bank. During ihe panic ot 1893 no responsible borrower from L'imoille county was refused money on jrood paper, and. iu fact, since its tir.-t organization no home ' borrower has ever been denied a JoaD, it the security ottered came within the rules of the bank. TniitD : Til E PEOPLE BELIEVE IN IT. During the panic of 1S93 it had the confidence of the depositing public to such an extent that it actually gained stveral thousand dollais in de-posits, w bile the other savings banks in' the state, as a whole, showed a loss of more than a million dollars. Fourth :-IT IS ABSOLUTELY EQUITABLE IN ITS INTEREST HULE. Most banks compute interest from the first of the month only on such deposits as are made on or before the tiuh. This bank allows interest from' on all deposits made on or before the middle. Quartets commence on the' fit st of January, April, July and September. Finn :-IT IS MANAGED BY MEN WHO BELIEVE IN VERMONT. Men who believe Veimont money should be kept in Vermont to foster Ver mont industries, feeling assured that such loyalty to home interests will com mand for the bank the patronase not onlv or those who love Vermont and have ' her prospt i ity at heart, but of those who b-lieve that safety is always to be pre ferred to lare rates of interest, and desire that their money be invested at home where they may see the security with their own ejesand peisonally know that the bank is a p mistaking, careful and conservative steward in the investment and management of the funds entrusted to its care. Sixth: FOUR PER CENT. INTEREST TO DEPOSITORS TS ABSO LUTELY GUARANTEED. Jf not withdrawn itiscompounded st mi-anmially without any action on tne part of tl e depositor. Seventh :- ( OM M ENCING BUSIN E rS J A N UARY 1, 1 SS9, the deposits have been as f'llews : January 1, istto, 199.780.61 ; January 1, 1891, 18'.H7.S9; Jaiiuar 1. 1892, 5135.678.37 ; Januarv 1. Ifc93, iSM.SJMtt ; January 1, 1SU4, 318,7o3.uti; July 1, 1SJ4, 3ol,8t2.7-'. CARROLL S. PAGE, President. XX. II. McFARLAND, Vice-President. C. A. KNIGHT, Treasurer. Jltten,iin3 Everybody I "TTTp hHve just exchaDpd our olel TEST CASE for one of the LATEST VV U and most expensive, and are prepared to fit Spectacles and Eye glasses more perfectly than ever. Our goods are first class and prices low. We have bought the Springfield, II)., in large enouph quantity so that we have become jobbers iu them and are prepared to sell to dealers at Jobbers' Price s. Why fhould we not be able to sell to the public cheaper than they can buy elsewhere ? If you think we are not give us a call and we will prove it to you. LANG & CAMPBELL, MORRISY'LLE JOB PRIBfFiG Of all kinds Done at this Office. dJ i on very Pitcher's Castoria.