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J. A. Mekzies, Publisher. YALE, MICll t iuuu 111 Cuimccwcuc 1uj Detti rested for destroying hia wlte'i drowses, which he declared werw too gay. Ill defense la that the dresses were his, as he paid for them, and that a man can not be denied the rlht to destroy his own property. Tola tlvea the courts a new nut to crack. In a recent book of verse the author, who Is unknown to fame, remarks of the art of writing poetry that "If the ear and touch be true, it's the easiest thing in the world to do." This poet has self-confidence, but unfortunately, his ear is only fair and his touch JCar .from satisfactory. niprtrieltv ha been declared a duli; cble article, and when a dutiable artlj tys is smuggieu u iuuol w Courageous indeed will be the customs officer who grabs a couple of thousand voits or so that he suspects to be con traband. And he won't handle It with out gloves, either. In New York recently a member of the police force who was Intoxicated was arresUid and was reprimanded and fined. Under the old regime, provided he bought his liquor at n Tammany jnan's dive, he would have Iicen eulo gized and promoted. Time works same wondrous changes in this sad old world. Farming can hardly bo said to I overdone in this country as long as we Import potatoes every year. During the year 1894 we imported 2.SC8.221 busbc'.a at a cost of $1,205,416. Most of our im ported potatoes come from Germany, whose aggregate potato crop is very much larger than that of the United States. An Atlanta girl who has been arrested for obtaining money under false pre tenses told a drummer when he asked her to marry him that she "would be Just tickled to death." He took it for a promise to wed, which she pays is a mistake. In this case It Is plain that language was used most effectually to conceal one's thoughts. They are taking a statue of Oliver Cromwell In England. Cromwell had his faults, and grave ones, too. But If leadership and genius were always taken Into account In the erection of statues, Oliver Cromwell would have long ago had a statue in England. He was a greater ruler than any king who ever ruled In England. The white ships of our new navy are quite pretty to look at, and if our Span ish neighbors down In Cuba persist In their pleasant habit of clapping Ameri can citizens Into Jail without due cause or provocation it might be well to af ford them an opportunity to inspect the beauties of American naval architecture at quarters sufficiently close to render a spy glass unnecessary. Not less than 100,000 residents of Ne braska will have to be supported by Charitable contributions until another crop has been raised, end even supplied with grain for seeding purposes. This was the early estimate and it is now Confirmed by the state officials in an of ficial paper. The appeal for aid is frankly made and is being well an-, svrered by the south and west. The old tDleaU of "AJax Defying the Lightning" has Its modern counterpart In "Canada Insulting Electricity." The Dominion government has thundered forth its decree from Ottawa that elec tricity Is a dutiable article, coming un der the unenumerated list, and liable to a tax of 20 per cent. Canada's next move should be to erect a wall In the middle of Niagara falls and set up bill boards warning God of Lightning not lo throw any of his bolts over the fence. That rprlng 13 within us is called to mind by the statement that the "onion social" is a very popular form of amuse ment In Totsdam, N. Y. The game Is played as follows: The young ladles stand in a row, one of them bites a piece out of an onion and then the fel lows pay ten cent3 to guess who bit it. The correct guessers kiss the other girls, while the unsuccessful kiss the girl who bit the onion. Such a secret r.s biting an onion could hardly fail to leak out. It La to bo hoped Potsdam will keep the game to Itself. It will be Interesting for people who know the Kipllngs to learn that Mrs. Kipling Is a little woman with "soft brown eyes and a very sweet expres sion." People who know the Klplings test aver that Mrs. Kipling Is largely responsible for her husband's outbreaks against Americans In general and his Vermont neighbors In particular, and it Is freely asserted that Mrs. Kipling keeps her sweetness for her husband and her expression. A London mathematician" estimates that the whole population of the world could be packed in a box measuring only 1,140 yards in width, 1,140 yards In depth and 1,140 yards In height. Each person, he pays, could be allowed twenty-seven cubic feet of room In such a box, and the box itself could be deposited when full In any of the principal London parks, with ample room to spare; and a cyclist could run around It In about six minutes, the distance being two and a half miles. This goes to show how small a part of the earth's surface, after all, is required to furnish standing room for Its inhabitants. Marl Antoinette' Microscope. A microscope belonging to Marie An toinette has been recently discovered In p. city in the center of France, and a photograph of it reproduced in a num ber of L Art international. A little before her marriage the young arch duchess of Austria expressed the Btrange desire of possessing a micro scope. When asked what she Intended to U.- with It, she answered with a sad smile: "I would like to see my happi ness, which is so small that I cannot see it with the naked eye." That micro scope, which was Incased In a delicate little box, and bore the mark "Angtlo Gozzl, Optician at Tarme, 1752." figured among her wedding presents. It wat constructed according to the direction! of Dr. LIe'rkuhn, who had made many Improvements In tbe microscope. In vented in 1590 by a spectacle-maker of Mlddleburg, Zachrle Jansen, and it magnifying H'oy'vptics are nearly aa good as thosrf"-Jbf.iatest-manufae- STORY OF GRAY'S LIFE HE RANKED AMONG THE CEN TURY'S GREAT MEN. EtndiouM and 1'eneverlng K BTorge.! Ort Ilia Work lit a Mannar Tfcat Showed tho Stock of Which die A Made A Ituiy Life, HE STOttY OP the life af Isaac Pusey Gray, who died In Mexico the other day, & more interesting than that of many Amer icans who have gained the title of statesmen o r sol dier. Mr. Gray was born I n Chester county, Pennsylva nia, of Quaker par ents In moderate circumstances, In 1833. When a lad of 8 years his father with 'his family roaved to Urbana. Young Gray remained there until his mar riage, when, in J853, he located perma nently at Unios City, Ind., not many mllos distant. He resided there until after the close of Sils term as governor. In 13S9, when be fcxed his domicile In Indiejoapolls. Ills early education was very aauch that of the averago farmer boy of (the time and stighborhood, hav ing beds in the malK obtained in the public ecjioola. He w.s studious and inquisitive however, awl on reaching his minority was recognized as one of the beat informed of the young men of Jjis vicinity. He had always been an ln- IS A AC I-LnEY OKAY. dustrlous man, and throughout his very active and exacting public life had con tinued to be a diligent investigator of the history of his state and country and a clos observer of their progress and condition, lie was a lawyer by pro fession. He was recognized, by virtue of his long contact with public affairs, ns a high authority on matters involv ing parliamentary or constitutional law. On the outbreak of the war he de- declared warmly for the union cause, and in 1SC2 was enrolled a3 one of Its defenders in the field. He served with credit as colonel of the Fourth Indiana cavalry until compelled by ill health to retire. Somewhat later he recruited the 'One Hundred and Forty-seventh infantry. His formal entrance into the political arena was made In 1SGG. when he was 33 years of age. George W. Jul ian, one of Indiana's most able men. and a republican leader of national fame, had long been the congressional repre sentative of the radical stronghold known as "the old burnt district." He was seeking re-election, and it was Gen erally assumed that his hold on hla con stituency was permanently assured. But the war was over and new ideas were working. Mr. Julian was opposed. The elements hostile to him looked about them for a new candidate, and selected Col. Gray. The latter had for some time before ceased to be In accord with the republican party because of his disapproval of Its national policy. He accepted the nomination tendered, and made a campaign so spirited as to be yet well remembered. It was In this struggle that he first displayed his re markable organizing power and hl3 force as a debater, the overwhelming majority to which his opponent had so lonjf been accustomed having been reduced to about 300. Two years later Col. Gray whs sent to the state senate, serving there for four years with signal ability, and ranking from the outset as a leader of that body. In 1870, on being nominated and confirmed to be consul to St. Thomas, he declined the position on the ground that he was not In harmony with the existing administration. In 1872 his name was presented to the dem ocratic state convention for nomination as a congressman at large, but was withdrawn by him. In 1874 he was pre sented for nomination as attorney-general, but again withdrew his name. In 1876,-the year of the great Tllden and Hendricks campaign, and one of tbe most memorable In the history of the rtate, lie waa nominated by acclama tion for lieutenant governor on the tick et headed by "Blue Jeans" Williams. Ex-ofllclo he rcrved as president of tlu senate. On the death, pending his term, of Gov. Williams, he became acting governor. In 1SS0, In a very large con vention, he was beaten In his candi dacy for the gubernatorial nomination by but four votes, but so impressed was that body that he was Instantly, and without a roll call, nominated for lieutenant governor. This, however, was the year of the 111 starred Hancock campaign, and the democracy every where lost the day. Gov. Gray, on this occasion, led the party's norilneo for governor by several hundred otes. In 1SS4 his fast growing popularity was notably manifested by his nomin ation for governor on the first ballot, although confronted by such competU tors as David Turpie, Indiana's present United States senator, and Gen. Mahlon D. Manson, two of the state, democ racy's oldest and most esteemed leaders. In tills election Gov. Gray's plurality was 7,392, while that of the presidential candidates one of them the lamented Hendricks was 6.&1-, a marked differ ence to .the credit of his popularity when It is observed that the parties were so. evenly matched In the state, and that the total vote was almost 600.000. In 1892 .Mr. Gray was a prominent candidate .for the presidency and hli name was frequently mentioned before the convention In Chicago that year. He had the support of the Indiana delega tion and it was thought by many that he was the one man who could defeat hla fellow statesman, Benjamin Harri son. A strong fight was made by Mr Gray's friends, but it was of no avail and Mr. Cleveland secured the nomina tion. After the deotlon of President Cleve dand Mr. Gray .was tendered the ap pointment of minister to Mexico, an fllce which he Accepted and filled with distinction and ihonor. He had been htitne on a visit for some little time and was on hla way back to the City of .Mexico when his serious Illness oc cursJ. Mr. Gray lacked tvo Inches of being six f-t high. He was well proportioned and etjod erect, with a semi-inllltary carriage, and weighed about ISO pounds. JIls hair was biack and slight ly Inclined to curl, but w&a tinged with gray. t He had a promlaent forehead, with 'a futt. frank, open, and plump face, strongly indicative of a high order of Intelligence, and light blue eyei beaming with good nature. His fact was unbearded except with small chin whiskers. He was suave and ccurUoua his address, of a kind and benev olent disposition, always pleasant and cordial even with strangers, and ex tremely sociable among hi3 friends and acquaintances. He enjoyed their soeiety, and perhaps one of the elements of hlJ great popularity and steadfast hold upon people was his freedom from any cold of aristocratic reserve, and yet no one had a keener sense of the' demands of true dignity. He was a person of great de clsion of character and pronounced firmness, yet always respectful and renerou3 toward those who differed with him. The minister's family consisted of Mrs. Gray and two sons. Bayard Gray, who was his private secretary, and rierre Gray, who resldesln Indianapolis. LU1GI CALIMBERTI. The Cardinal Who I Likely to Succeed Tope I-eo. Cardinal Luigl Galimbertl is being discussed as a probable' successor of Pope Leo. He was the founder of the "Monlteur do Home," and is the most trusted counsellor of the pope. While he has pteered a sort of middle between the warring American archbishop, he CAUDIXAI. GALIMLERTL 13 In close touch with the papal ablegate at Washington. He is admittedly averse to any course wheh would commit the church to a de parture from its universal character, and thin, no doubt Implies that he I not an over warm admirer of the very flat tering preference of the pope for the re publics of the west and east. In the Itomnn sense, however, he Is a "HbrRl" an advocate of peace with Italr and deference to nil plwcrs that be In Chris tendom. lnrreane of C!old Production. Wells, Fargo & Co., who handle most of the express business In the mining country, report as their estimate of the gold product lo the United States last year about 46,000,000, or $12,000,000 more than the yeir before an Increase f 33 per cent. 11 ' mmimp , . ' ;y I ''7' ''''' TIIETA1MAGE SE1LU0N THE SPtTUT OF TRUTH 13 DE SCENDING. 'Have Ye Cteeelred the Holy Ghost v Art! l: A Discourse Long t Re Remembered Reielvlug the Light of II eaves. ! x I 'hlch means, a Wi! f''rtA BOUI' or P"t, nas mow w n B a. been 1 V s . common parlance. We talk cf ghosts as baleful and frightful, and In a frivolous or super stitious way. But mytext speaks of a Ghost who Is omnt notent. and Divine, and everywhere present; and ninexy one times in the New Testament called the Holy Ghost. Tle only time I ever heard this text preached from was In the opening days of my ministry, when a glorious old Scotch minister came up to help my village church. On the day of my ordination and installation, he said: "If you get into the corner of a Saturday night without enough sermons for Sunday, send for me, and I will come and preach for you." The fact ought to be known that the first three years oi t pastor's life are appallingly arduous. No other profession makes the twentieth part of the demand on a young man. If a secular speaker pre pares one or two speeches for ft poitlclal campaign, it is considered arduous. If a lecturer prepares one lecture for a year, he Is thought to have done well. But a young pastor has two sermons to deliver every Sabbath, before the same audience, besides all his other work; and the most of ministers never recover from the awful nervouo strain of the first three years. Be sympathetic with all young ministers, and withhold your criticisms. A Farewell Fermoti. My aged Scotch friend responded to my first call, and came and preached from the text I now announce. I re member nothing but the text. It was the last sermon he ever preached. On the following Saturday, he was called to his heavenly reward. But I remem ber Just how he appeared as, leaning over the pulpit, he looked Into the face of the audience, and with earnestness, and pathos, and electric force, asked them, In the words of my text, "Have ye received the Holy Ghost?" The of fice of this present discourse la to open a door, to unveil a Personage, to intro duce a Force, not sufficiently recog nized. He Is as great as God. He Is C-c!. The Eccond yerre of the first cii-jter Of the Bible Introduces him. Genesis 1: 2. "The Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." That is. as nn albatross or eagle spreads her wings over her young, and warms them Into life, and teaches them to fly; so the Eternal Spirit spread his great, broad, radiant wings over this earth In Its cal low and unfledged state, and warmed It Into life, and fluttered over it, and pet it winging lis way through immens ity. It is the tip-top of all beautiful, and sublime euggestlvenesss. Can you not almost see the outspread wings over the nest of young worlds? "The Spirit of God moved upon the face of V.-.C w.tcrs." Ani.tlier annearance of the Holy Ghost was at Jerusalem, during a ( feast. Strangers speaking seventeen different languages were prircnt from rr.nny rts of the world. Iut !n one J house they heard what soemea nKe coming of a cyclone or hurricane. 1 1 made the trees bend, and the houses quake. The cry was. "What Is that?" And then a forked flame of Are tipped each fore head; and what with the blast of wind and the dropping fire, a panic took place, until Peter explained It was r either cyclone nor conflagration, but the brilliance, and anointing, and bap tiFmal power of the Holy Ghost. That scene was partially repeated In a forest when llev. John Easton was preaching. There was the sound of a rushing, mighty wind, and the people looked to the sky to see If there were any signs of a storm, but It was a clear sky; yet the sound of the wind was so great that horses, frightened, broke loose from their fastenings, and the whole assembly felt that the sound was super natural and Fentecostal. Oh. what an Infinite, and almighty, and glorious Per sonage is the Holy Ghost. He brooded this planet into life, and now that through sin it has become a dead world, he will brood It the second time Into life. Terllous attempt would be a com parison between the three Persons of the Godhead. They are equal, but there 13 some consideration which nttnehes Itself to the Third Ferson of the Trinity, the Holy Ghost, that does not attach Itself to cither God the Father or God the Son. We may grieve God the Father and grieve God the Son. and be forgiven, but we are directly told that there Is a sin against the Holy Ghost which shall never be forgiven, either in this world or the world to come. And - .nniirfiil that while on the streets you hear the name of God and Jesu3 Christ used in proranuy. you nccr hear the words. Holy Ghost. This hour I speak of the Holy Ghost as Blblcal interpreter, as a human reconstructor, as a solace for the broken-hearted, as a preacher's reinforcement. Holy Cihoftt and the lUble. The Bible Is a mass of contradictions, an affirmation of impossible tlca, 'ifcless the Holy Ghost helps us to understand It. The Bible pays of itself, that the Scripture Is not for "private inter pretation." but "holy men of God spake . - i TIL.m . ns they were moveu uy uic uuijuuusi, that Is. not private Interpretation but Holy Ghost Interpretation. Pile on your study table all the commentaries of the Bible Matthew Henry, and Scott, and Adam Clarke, and Albert Barnes, and Bush, and Alexander; and all the arch neologies, and all the Bible dictionaries, and till the maps of Palestine, and all the International Scries of Sunday School Lessons; and if that Is all, you will not understand the deeper and grander meanings cf the Bible so well as that Christian mountainoer, who, Sunday morning, after having shaken down the fodder for the cattle, comes into his cabin, takes up his well-worn Bible, and with a prayer that stirs the heavens, asks for the Holy Ghost to un fold the Book. No more unreasonable would I be if I should take up the Novoe Vremya of St. Petersburg, all printed In Russian, and say, "There is no sense in thia newspaper, for I cannot underatand one line of all lt columns," tfcan for any man to take up the Bible, r 9i ar.d. without getting Holy Ghost Illum ination ua to its meaning, say, "This I'ook insulta my common sense. I can not understand It. Away with the in congruity!" No one but the Holy Ghost, who Inspired the Scriptures, can explain the Scriptures. Fully realize that, And you will be as enthusiastic a lover of the old Book as my venerable friend who told me In Philadelphia last week that he was reading the Bible through the fifty-ninth time, and It be came more attractive and thrilling every time he went through it. In the saddle-bags that hung across my horBes back as I rode from Jerusalem down to the Dead sea, and up to Damascus, I had all the books about Palestine that I could carry; but many a man on his knees In the privacy of his own room, has had flashed upon him more vivid appreciation of the Word of God than many a man who has vl&Ited all the scenes of Christ's birth, and Paul's elo quence, and Peter's Imprisonment, and Joshua's prowess, and Elijah's ascen sion. I do not depreciate any of the helps for Bible 6tudy, but I do say that they all together come Infinitely short without a direct communication from the throne of God in response to prayer ful solicitation. We may find many interesting things about the Bible with out especial Illumination, as how many horaes Solomon had in his stables, or how long was Noah's ark. or who was the only woman whosefull nameisglvon In the Scriptures, or which Is the middle verse of the Bible, and all that will do you no more good than to be aide to tell how many bean polos there arc In your neighbor's garden. The learned Earl of Chatham heard the famous Mr. Ce cil preach about the Holy Ghost, and said to a friend on the way home from church, "I could not understand It; and do you suppose anybody understood it?" "Oh, yes," said hla Christian friend, "there were uneducated women and some little children present who understood It." I warrant you that the Erglish soldier had under supernal in fluence read the Book, for after the battle of Inkermann was over he was found dead with his hand glued to the page of the open Bible by his own blood, and the words adhered to his hands as they burled him: "I am the Resurrec tion and the Life, he that belleveth in me, though dead yet shall he live." At a HuniA.i i:rcontr?ctor. Next consider the Holy Gho3t as a human reconstructor. We must be made over again. Christ and Nleo demus talked about It. Theologians call It Regeneration. I do not care what you call It. but we have to be recon structed by the Holy Ghost. We be come new creatures, hating what we once 'loved, and lovlr.g what we once hated. If sin were a luitury, it must be come new creatures, hating what we associations, we must prefer good as sociations. In most caccs it Is such a' complete cringe that the. . world no tices the difference, trd begins to ask, "What has comooverthatman?" Whom has he been with? What has so affected him? What has ransacked his entire nature? What has turneu him square about?" Take two pictures of Paul: one on the road to Damascus to kill the disciples of Christ; the other on the road to Ostla to die for Christ. Come nearer borne, and look at the man who found his chief delight In a !ow class of club-rooms, hiccoughing around the card-table, and then stumbling down the front steps after midnight and stag gering homeward; and that same man, one week afterward, with his family on the way to a prayer-meeting. What has done It? It must be something tre roenflcus. It nuet be God. It must be the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost comfort, I think, gen erally comes In the shape of a soliloquy. You find yourself saying to yourself, "Well, I ought not to go on this way about my mother's death. She had suf fered enough. She had borne other peo ple's burdens long enough. I am glad that father and mother are together In heaven, and they will be waiting to greet us, and it will be only a little while, anyhow, and God makes no mis takes;" or you soliloquize, saying, "It Is hard to lose my propert;-. I am sure I worked hard enough for It. But God will take care of us, and as to the chil dren, the money might have spoiled them, and we find that those who have turn out best, and it will all le well if this upsetting of our worldly resources leads us to lay up treasures in heaven." Or you soliloquize, saying, "It was hard to give up that boy when the Lord took him. I expected great things of him, and, oh. how we miss him out of the house, and there are so many things I come across that make one think of him, and he was such a splendid fellow; but then what an escape he has made from the temptations and rorrows which come to all whi grow up. and it Is a gra'nd thing to have him safe from all possible harm, and there are all those Bible promises for parents who have lost children, a. id we shall feel a drawing heavenward that we eoylcl not have otherwise experienced." And after you have said that you get that relief which comes from an outburst of tears. I do not say to you, as pome say, do not cry. God pity people In trouble who have the parched eye-ball, and the dry eye-lid, and can not shed a tear. That makes maniacs. To God's people tears are the dews of the night dashed with sunrise. I am bo glad you can weep. But you think these things you say to yourself are only soliloquies. No, no. They are the Comfortar, who Is the Holy Ghost. Thn Light of 1Ieven. In 18.V7 the electric telegraph bore strange messages. One of them read, "My dear parents will rejoice to' hear Vin T hnvd found rtpnre with God." Another read: "Dear mother, the work continues, and I, too, have been con vrrtd " Another read: "At last, faith and peace." In Vermont a religious meeting was singing the hymn. "Wait ing and Watching for Me." The song rolled out on the night air. and a man halted and said. "I wonder ir mere will be any one waiting p.n4 watching for mc?" It started him heavenward. What was it? The Holy Ghost. In that 1S57. Jaynes' hall. Philadelphia, and Fulton street prayer-meeting. New Vnrir tlr en rhcd each other the num ber of souls saved, and the rising of the devotional tides. Noon-day prayer- rr,o.tlnir were held in all the cities. Ships came Into harbor, captain and all the sailors saved on that voyage. Po lice and fire departments met In their rooms for divine worship. At Albany, iv, locri.iotnro of the state of New York assembled In the rooms of the Court of Appeals for religious services. Con gressional union prayer-meeting was opened at Washington. From whence came the power? f rom tne noiyunost. That power shook zview iorK. That power shook America. That power shook the Atlantlo ocean. That power shook the earth. That power could take this entire audience into the peace of the Gospel quicker than you cculd lift your eyea heavenward. Come, Holy Ghost! Come, Holy Ghost! Ilels come! He Is here! I feel him In my heart. There are thousand? who feel him In their hearts, convicting some, Baving some, sanctifying some. Ths difference In evangelical useful ness Is not so much a difference In brain. In scholarship, or elocutionary gifts, as In Holy GhoBt power. You will not have much surprise at the extnaor dinary career of Charles Q. Finney as a soul winner, if you know that soon after his conversion he had this ex perience of the Paraclete. He says: "As I turned, and was about to take a seat by the fire, I received a baptism of the Holy Ghost. Without any expecta tion of It; without ever having the thought in my mind that there was any such a thing for me; without any recol lection that I had ever heard the thing mentioned by any person in the world, the Holy Ghost descended upon me In a manner that seemed to go through me, body and soul. Indeed, It scorned to come in waves and waves of liquid love, for I could not express it in any other way. It seemed like the very breath of God. I can recollect distinctly that It seemed to fan me like immense v.ing3. No words can express the wondc-rful love that was shed abroad in my heart. I wept nloild with Joy and love. These waves came over me, and over me, tid over me, one after the other, until I re call I cried out, 'I shall die If these waves continue to pas-i over me.' I said, 'Lord, I can not bear any more.' " Now, my hearers, let five hundred of ua, whether clerical or lay workers, get such a divine visitation as that, and we could take this world for God before the clock of the next century strikes one. Instance's of I'owrr. How many marked instances of Holy Ghost power! When a black trumpeter took his place In Whltefleld's audience proposing to blow the trumpet at a er taln point In the service, and put every thing into derision, somehow he could not get the trumpet to his lips and at the close of the meeting he sought out the preacher and asked for his prayers. It was the Holy Ghost. What was the matter with Iledley Vlcar3, the memor able soldier, when ho sat with his Blblo before him in a tent, and his deriding comrades camo In and Jeered, saying: "Turned Methodist, eh?" And another said, "You hypocrite! Bal as you were I never thought you would come to thfs. old fellow." And then he became tho soldier evangelist, and whea a soldier In another regiment hundreds of miles away telegraphed his spiritual anxieties to Hedley Vlcar3, saying, "What shall I do?" Vicars telegraphed as thrilling a message as ever went over the wires. "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved." What power was being felt? It was the Holy Ghost. And what more appropriate? for the Holy Ghost Is a "tongue of fire," and the electricity that files along the wires Is a tongue of fire. And that remlnda me of what I might do now. From the place where I stand on this platform there are Invisible wires or lines of In fluence stretching to every heart In all tne seats on the main floor, and up Into tho boxes and galleries, and there are oher Innumerable wires or lines of ln- buence reaching out from this place Into the vast beyond, and across con tinents, and under the seas, for in my recent Journey around the world I did not find a country where I had not been preaching this Gospel for many years through the printing press. So aa a telegraph operator sits or stands at a given point, and sends messages In all directions, and you only hear the click, click, click of the electric apparatus, but the telegrams, go on their errand, God help me now to touch the right key, and send the right message along the right wires to the right places! Who shall I first call up? To whom shall I send the message? I guess I will send the first to all the tired, wherever thy are, for there nro so many tired souls. Here Groes the Chrlstly message, "Come unto me all ye who are weary and I will give you rest." Ilerelvlng the Spirit of Troth. Who next shall I ca.l up. I guess the next message will bo to the fatherless and widows, and here goes God's mes sage, "Leave thy fatherless children, 1 will preserve them alive, and let thy widows trust in me." Who next shall I call up? I guess my next message will be to those who have burled members of their own families, and here It goes. "The trumpet shall sound and the dead shall rise." Who next shall I call upl I guess the next message will be to those who think themselves too bad to be saved. Here It goes, "Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts and let him return unto the Lord who will have mercy and unto our God who will abundantly par don." Who next shall I call up? 1 guess It will be those who may think I have not yet touched their case. Here it goes, "Whosoever, whosoever, whosoever will, let him come." And now may God turn on all the electric power Into this gospel battery for the last tremendous message, so that It may thrill through thl3 assemblage, and through all the earth. Just six wordi will compose tho message, and I touch the key of thia gospel battery Just sis times and the message has gonel AwayJ Away It flies! And the message Is, "Have ye received the Holy Ghost?" That la, do you feel his power? Has h enabled you to sorrow over a wasted life, and take full pardon from th crucified Christ, and turned your fac toward the wide open gates oJ a wel coming heaven? W appeal to thee, oh, Holy Ghost, who rlulst turn tin Phillppian Jailer, and Saul of Tarsus and Lydia of Thyatlra, and helped Join Bunyan out of darkness when, as h describes It, "Down fell I as a bird e?o from the lop of the tree, into fearful despair, but was relieved by the com fortable words. "The blood of Jesui Christ cleanseth from all sin,' " and helped John Newton when Handing aj the helm of a ship in the mldnlglit hurri cane, and mightier than the waves tha swept the decks carr.e over him th memory of his blasphemous and licen tious life, and he cried out, "My moth er's God have mercy on mc!" and holpe! one nearer borne, oven me, De Witt Tal ma ge, at about IS years of age, that Sunday night in the lovely village o Rlawenburgh, N. J., when I coul not sleep because the questlonj o: eternal dstlny seized hold of me and has helped me ever since to use ai most expressive of my own feeling: Amazing grace! how sweet the sound. That saved a wretch like met I once was loat, but now am found. Was blind, but now I see. Through r.any dangers, tolls ac snares. I have already come; Tla grace haa brought me safe thus far And grace will lead me home. tured mlcroaci4-1 eiVe.v-'iTdlJ ladelphla Ledger.