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NEWS AND CITIZEN, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1894.
7 HEUEA'D IX HEAVEN. REV. DR. TALMAGE ON LIFE HERE AND HEREAFTER. The "Vo of Time and the Joy of Eter nity A GlimpM of Life In the Hr.renly City Consolation of the Troth of Reve lation. Brooklyn, Nov. 4. Rev. Dr. Tal yiage, who ia now nearing the close of Lia globe circling tonr and will shortly reach Amcricau shores has selected as the subject of today's sermon through the press "Victory Over Pain," tho text chosen being- Revelation s.i, 4, "Nei ther shall there be any more pain." The first question that you a.sk when pbout to chango your residence to any City is: "What is the health of tho place? Is it shaken of terriblo disorders? jWhat aro the bills of mortality? What is tho death rate? How high rises the thermometer?" And am I not reasonable jin asking, What aro tho sanitary condi tions of the heavenly city into which ;we all hope to move? My text answers it by saying, "Neither shall there bo any more pain." Ko Tain In Heaven. I First, I remark, there will bo no pain (of disappointment in heaven. If I could put tho picturo of what you anticipated i life when you began it besido the picture of what you have realized, I would find a great difference. You ave stumbled upon great disappoint ments. Perhaps you expected riches, and you have worked hard enough ito gain them; you have planned and worried and persisted until your hands were worn, and your brain was racked, jand your heart fainted, and at the end ,of this long strife with misfortune you find that if you have not been positive ly defeated it has been a drawn battle, jit is still tug and tusslo, this year los ing what you gained last, financial un certainties, pulling down faster than 'you bnild. For perhaps 20 or 80 years you have been running your craft straight into the teeth of the wind. ! Perhaps you have had domestic dis iappointuieut. Your children, upon whoso education you lavished your hard earn !ed dollars, have not turned out as ex ipected. Notwithstanding all your coun sels and prayers and painstaking, they will not do right. Many a good father !has had a bad boy. Absalom trod on jDavid's heart. That mother never imagined all this as 20 or 80 years ago she sat by that child's cradle, i Your life has been a chapter of disap pointments. But come with me, and I will show you a different scene. By iGod's grace entering the other city, you Iwill never again have a blasted hope. The most jubilant of expectations will jnot reach the realization. Coming to jthe top of one hill of joy, there will bo other heights rising up in tho vision. iThis song of transport will but lift you Ito hignerTJiitnerns, tne sweetest cnorai but a prelude to more tremendous har mony, all things better than you had anticipated the robe richer, the crown brighter, the temple grander, the throng mightier. Further, I remark, there will be no pain of weariness. It may be many hours since you quit work, but many of you are unrested, some from over work, wid somo from dullness of trade, the latter more exhausting than tho for mer. Your ankles ache, your spirits flag, yoa want rest. Are these wheels always to turn, these shuttles to fly, these axes to hew, these shovels to delve, these pens to fly, these books to bo posted, theso goods to be sold? No Work and No Poverty. j Ah, the gi. at holiday approaches. No more curse . of taskmakers. No more stooping until the back aches. No more calculation until the brain is bewildered. jNo more pain. No more carpentry, for the mansions are all built. No more !masonry, for the walls are all reared. jNo more diamond cutting, for the gems iare all set. No more gold beating, for ;the crowns are all completed. No more agriculture, for tho harvests are sponta neous. i Further, there will be no more pain of poverty. It is a hard thing to be real ly poor; to have your coat wear out and no money to get another; to have your flour barrel empty and nothing to buy ! bread with for your children; to live in !an unhealthy row and no means to change your habitation; to have your child sick with some mysterious disease land not bo able to secure eminent nied jical ability; to have son or daughte bo 'gin the world and you not have any thing to help them in starting, with a mind capabli of research and high con templation to be perpetually fixed on questions of mere livelihood. I Poets try to throw a romance about ithe poor man's cot, but there is no ro Imance about it. Poverty is hard, cruel, unrelenting. But .Lazarus waked tip without his rags and his diseases, and so all of Christ's poor wake up at last without any of their disadvantages no almshouses, for they aro all princes; 110 Irents to pay, for the residence is gratu itous; no garments to buy, for the robes are divinoly fashioned; no seats iu (church for poor folks, but equality among temple worshipers; 110 hovels, jno hard crusts, no insufficient apparol. I "They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more, neither shall' tho su" light on them nor any heat. " No mo: ; pain 1 io more l-ariing. Further, there will be no pain of part ing. All these associations Jiiust some 'time break up. Wo clasp hands an 1 jWalk together, and talk and laugh and Iweep togother, but we must after awhile kenarate. Your grave will be in oe nlace. mine in another. We look eacn lother full in the face for the last tim . jWe will be sitting together some even ing or walking together someday, ail .nothing will be unusual in our appear ance or our conversation, but Ood knows $hat it is tho lost time, and messengers from eternity on their errand to take .. a.c.;y know it is tho last time, and in hi-avt-n, where they make ready for our departing Kjiirits, they know it is tho last time. Oh, the long agony of earthly prpsrs tion! It is nwtul to staiM in your nurs ery fighting death back from the couch of your child, nnd try to hold fast the little one, and see all the time that he is getting weaker, and the breath is short er, nnd mako outcry to God to help os and to the doctors to savo him, and see it is of 110 avail, aud then to know that his spirit is pinfi and that you have nothing left b. t tho casket that held the jewel, and that in two or three days you must even put that away and walk around about tho house and find it des olate, sometimes feeling rebellious, and then to resolve to feel differently and to resolve 011 self control, and just as you have come to what you think is perfect self cmitrol to suddenly come upon some littlo coat or picturo or shoo half worn out and how all tho floods of the soul burst iu 0110 wild wail of agonyl Oh, niy God, how hard it is to part, to closo the eyes that never can look morry at our coming, to kiss the lnuid that will never again do us a kindness) I know religion gives great consolation in such an hour, and we ought to be comforted, but anyhow aud anyway you make it it is awful. No Tears Nor Cnrjan. On steamboat wharf and at rail car window we may smile when wo say farewell, but these goodbys at the death bed they just take hold of the heart with iron pinchers and tear it out by tho roots until all tho fibers quiver and curl in tho torture and drop thick blood. Theso separations aro wino presses, into which our hearts, like rod clusters, nre thrown, and then trouble turns the windlass round and rouad -lrfrUil we are utterly crushed and have 110 moro ca pacity to suffer, and wo stop crying be cause wo havo wept all our tears. On every street, on every doorstep, by every couch, there have been partings. But onco past tho heavenly portals, and you are through with such scenos for ever. In that land there are many hand claspings and cmbracings, but only in recognition. That preat home circle never breaks. Once find your comrades there, and you have them forever. No crape floats from tho door of that bliss ful residence. No cleft hillside where the dead sleep. All awake, wide awake, and forever. No pushing out of emi grant ship for foreign shora No tolling of bell as tho funeral passes. WTholo generations in glory. Hand to hand, heart to heart, joy to joy. No creeping up tho limbs of tho death chill, the feet cold until hot flannels cannot warm them. No rattle of sepulchral gates. No parting, no pain. Further, the heavenly city will have no pain of body. Tho race is pierced with sharp distresses. The surgeon's knife must cut. Tho dentist's pinchers must pull. Pain is fough irith pain. The world is a hospital. Scores of dis eases, like vultures contending for a car cass, strugglo as to which shall havo it. Our natures are infinitely susceptible to suffering. Tho eye, tho foot, the hand, with immense capacity of anguish. The littlo child meets at the entrance of life manifold diseases. You hear tho shrill cry of infancy as the lancet strikes into tho swollen gum. You see its head toss in consuming fevers that take more than half of them into the dust. Old age passes, dizzy and weak and short breathed and dim sighted. On every northeast wind come down pleurisies and pneumonias. War lifts its sword and hacks away the life of whole gener ations. Tho hospitals of tho earth groan into the ear of God their complaint. Asiatic choleras and sbip fevers and ty phoids and London plagues make t'.ie world's knees knock together. Earthly Sufterinc Pain has gone through every street and up every ladder and down every shaft. It is on the wave, on the mast, on tho beach. Wounds from clip-of ele phant's tusk and addor's sting and croc odile's tooth and horse's hoof and wheel's revolution. We gather up the infirmities of our parents and transmit to our children tho inheritance aug mented by our own sicknesses, and they add to them their own disorders, to pass tho inheritance to other genera tions. In A. D. 2C2 tho plague in Rome smote into tho dust 5,000 citizens daily. In 544, in Constantinople, J, 000 grave diggers were not enough to bury the dead. In 1813 ophthalmia seized the whole Prussian army. At times the earth has sweltered with suffering. Count up the pains of Austerlitz, where 80,0u0 fell; of Fontenoy, where 100,001) fell; of Chalons, where 800, 000 fell; of Marius' fight, in which 290,000 fell; of the tragedy at Herat, where GenghiaKhan massacred 1,600, 000 men, aud of Nishar, where he slew 1,747,000 people; of the 18,000,000 this monster sacrificed m 14 years as ho went forth to do as he dochired, to exterminate the entire Chineso nation aud m v';e the em pire a pasture for cattle. Think cf the death throes of the 5,000,000 men sacrificed in one cam paign of Xerxes. Think of the 120,000 that perished in the siege of Ostend, of 800,000 dead at Acre, of 1, 100,000 dead in the siege of Jerusalem, of 1,816,000 of tho dead at Troy, and then complete tho review by considering tho etupen dous estimate of Edmund Burko, that the loss by war had been 85 times the eu- tire then present population of the globe. Go through and examine the lacera tions, the gunshot fractures, the 6aber wounds, the gashes of tho battleax, the slain of bombshell and exploded mine and falling wall and those de stroyed under the gun carriage, and the hoof of tho cavalry horse, the burning thirsts, the camp fevers, the frosts that shivered, the tropical suns that smote. Add it up, gather it into one line, com press it into one word, spell it in one syllable, clank it in one chain, pour it out in one groan, distill it into one tear, Aye, the world has writhed in 6,000 years of suffering. Why doubt the pos sibility of e future world of suffering when we se the tortures that have been inflicted ia "his? A deserter from Sevas topol, coming over to the army of the ., join ted back to tho forties and Baid, "That place is a perfect hell." Our leximCTapho:, awnro of the im- nenso nt-owny of having plunty of words to express tho diffrruit Guides of trouble, have strewn over thi'ir pages snch words a "annoyance," "distress," grief," "bitterness," "hcartachu, misery," "twinge," "pang," "tor ture," "affliction," "anguish" "tribu lation," "wretchedness," "woo." But I have a glad sound for every hospital, for every sickroom, for every lifelong invalid, for every broken heart. "Thero shall be no more pain.' Thank God! Thank God I Recognition. No malarias float in tho air. No bruised foot treads that street. No wea ry arm. No painful respiration. No hectic flash. No ono can drink of that healthy fountain aud keep faint hearted or faint headed. IIo whoso foot touches that pavement becometh an athlete. Tho first kiss of that summer air will tako tho wrinkles from the old man's cheek. Amid tho multitude of songsters not ono diseased throat. The first flash of tho throno will scatter the darkness of those who wero born blind. See, tho lame man leaps as a hart and the dumb Ging. From that bath of infinite delight we shall step forth, our wtft.'iness for gotten. Who are thoso radiant ones? Why, that ono had his jaw shot off at Fredericksburg; that ono lost his eyes in a powder blast; that one had his back broken by a fall from the ship's halyards; that one diod of gangrene in tho hospital. No moro pain. Sure enough, here is Robert Hall, who never before saw a well day, and Edward Payson, whose body was ever torn of distress, nnd Richard Baxter, who pass ed through untold physical torture. All well. No moro pain. Here, too, are the Theban legion, a great host of 6,066 put to the sword for Christ's sake. No distortion on their countenance. No fires to hurt them, or floods to drown them, or racks to tear them. All well. Here aro tho Scotch Covenanters, none to hunt them now. Tho dark cave and imprecations of Lord Clavcrhouse ex changed for templo service, and the presenco of him who helped Hugh Lati mer out of the fire. All well. No more pain. I set open tho door of heaven until there blows on you this refreshing breeze. Tho fountains of God have made it cool, and tho gardens have made it sweet. I do not know that Solomon ever heard on a hot day tho ice click in an ice pitcher, but be wrote as if he did when ho 6aid, "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. " Clambering among tho Green moun tains I was tired and hot aud thirsty, and I shall not forget how refreshing it was when, after awhile, I heard tho mountain brook tumbling over the rocks. I had no cup, no chalice, so I got down on my knees and face to drink. Oh, ye climbers on tho journey, with cut feet and parched tongues and fevered temples, listen to tho rumbling of sap phire brooks, amid flowered banks, over golden shelvings. Listen! "The Lamb which is in the midst of tho throne shall load them unto living fountains of water. " I do not offer it to yon in a chalice. To take this you must bend. Get down on your knees and on your face, aud drink out of this great foun tain of God's consolation. "And, lo, I heard a voice from heaven, as tho voice of many waters." Strange Coincidence. Tho conversation had dwelt for some time on tho subject of thought transfer ence. Several persons had come under their notico, and then Gaswell said: "Let mo tell you something which happened to me the other day. I don't know whether you will class it as an example of thought transference or simply as a singular coincidence. There was Fred Grimsey. Fred and I wero close friends five or six years ago, and then he went 6outh, and I lost sight of him entirely. Not even a letter passed between us. Tho other day, all of a sud den, as I was walking along tho street, I thought of Grimsey. Hadn't thought of him for months, possibly not for a year, but he popped into my mind on this occasion. As nearly as I could ro call, thero was nothing which would naturally be expected to bring him into my memory at that time. He came spontaneously, as you might say. Just then I turned tho corner of a street, and right in front of me and coming to ward me" "Was Fred Grimsey, of courso, " said two or three, trying to finish Gaswell's sentence. "No, but a man who looked a great deal like him. " Pittsburg Chronicle Telegraph. Royalty on Tricycles. An apparently authorized announce ment that the Princess of Wales and her daughters havo taken to rid ing tricycles is expected to givo a tremendous boom to the manufacture of that class of cy cling machine, which has been in a state of decline for several years. Polite so ciety has always professed to regard cy cling with scorn as an essentially vulgar an1 plebeian form of exercise and amuso ment. Tho princess having now set the fashion, fashionable dames and their middle class imitators are bound to fol low it. Much gratification is expressed that the princess did not take to tho bi cycle and "rational dress," tho use aud abuse of which havo brought a great deal of undeserved ridicule upon his form of healthy recreation, to tho bone fit solely of the artists and writers for the comio papers. It is said that the Princess of Wales commenced tricycling by tho advice of her doctors. London Letter. Dickey's Prayer. Dickey was overheard saying his prayer tho other evening at bedtime in this fashion: "O Lord, bless Johnny and Billy Holliday and mo and don't let any of as dis, but if any of us has got to die I'd ruther it was them. Amen." Chi jfigo Tribune. tls SILENT CRANK. A Trve Ti at the Foreign Critic Will .'( I Able to l'nlrtautl. Thtro is one typenf American citizen which it is certain no foreign critic will ever be able to understand It dx'S not mako much difference who the critic may be, when he confronts tho type of silent and suffering baseball crank hi, will be at 6ca. It is a type that is fa miliar to all the attendants at the ball games and to the many men who are ac quainted with the world of sports. The howling dervish sort of crank is known to all men, but the silent and suffering ono usually baffles analysis. In tho ma jority of instances he is a man of ma ture years who has secured an important placo in the financial or commercial world. His passion for baseball is a thing that passes all understanding. IIo is on hand at tho games whenever it is possi ble, but always takes a retiring and unobtrusive seat, whero ho sits with an outward air of boredom and indiffer ence, bat really suffering from emotions that aro violent nnd tempestuous. It is only when ho grits his teeth, drives his nails into tho palms of his hands or sud denly lets oat a blood curdling scream that the spectator gets any idea of the emotions which aro aroused by the play ing. At other times tho tremor t)f his eyelids or the fierce fashion in which ho bites his lips as ho watches the game iu dicato how closely he participates in the fortunes of tho home team. Thero is ono instance of a banker of sedate mien, with white mutton chop whiskers and a smug exterior, who, when spoken to on the question of biise ball, smiles, shrugs his shoulders and refuses to be drawn into a discussion. Yet at dinner at night ho is wildly jubi lant or immoderately depressed, accord ing to the results of tho day's game. He has not missed a game this year, ex cept on Tuesdays and Fridays, wlien ho is compelled to be present at board meetings. Ho is only ono of literally hundreds of men who aro known to tho frequenters of tho ball grounds, and who are wound up in tho national game to a degree of absorption that even the devo tees of racing could not rival. New York Sun. A Strange Pictorial Error. With regard to tho numerous techni cal mistakes committed by artists who select military subjects for their pic tures a good story is told of tho lato Frank Holl. In his painting room ho had a portrait of the Duke of Edinburgh as ono of the elder brothers of the Trin ity House. Tho duke, of course, wore naval cos tume, which affords little opportunity for color to tho painter. There is tho blue of blue cloth, and thero is the gold of gold lace, and thero is very little more. Tho union jack, with its angles and patches of white, red and blue a bluo of a different quality from tho uni form was the painter's chance, and Frank Holl seized it with a painter's avidity. The duke stood beside a little table, of which the flag acted as a cloth or cover. Tiie artist so arranged this bit of drapery ns to harmonize with his general scheme, and, much delighted with the resi.it, awaited the verdict of the Trinity brethren. Some of theso caino to tho studio and were ono and all dissatisfied. Poor Frank Holl was greatly surprised and disconcerted. The picture would not do at all, and, in fact, could not be hung as it then appeared. And Holl had taken such pains with that portrait and was so delighted with his clever conquest of its difficulties Then the critics explained that the flag was disposed upside down; that this meant the surrender of tho ship; that the duke would bo disgraced, the Trini ty Houso disgraced, the service disgrac ed, England disgraced, unless the Hag hung the other way on the round table. Loudon Tit-Bits. Workmen in Italy wear beards as a rule, owing to the cost of shaving. 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