Capital city courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1893, February 16, 1889, Page 3, Image 3

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Teit, Act till, 3Gi "Dm I.I, Aflrr Ha
Had Served IIU Own fli'iiitriithiu lij- Mm
Will of Hod, lll n Slrrp."
I!lt(H)KLVN, l-Vli. 10. Itcforo nn atullcnco
gathered from nil parts of llto earth the llov
T. Do Witt Tnlnmge, I) I)., exounded pas
sage of Bcrlptiiro descriptive of stirring
fccnn In David's Ufa Im dy organ nnd
cornet tho multitude Joined iusingliigt
Time. like mi ever rolling stream,
I tear nil It sons nnny;
Tliey It), (orRotten, nsndrcnm
Dies ill tho uioiiIiir ilay
Tlio subject of Or Tulmngo's sermon was
"Our Own Oenerntlou," niul his text, Acts
xlil, liili "David, after ho hud served his own
generation hy tho will of Otxl, fell on sleep;"
That is a text which lias for n long tliuo
been itiiuiliig through my mind, lint not tin
til now hat it Is-on fully revealed to mo. Ser
mons haven tlmo toliobotn as well as it
tlmo to die, n cradle as well as a grave. Da
vid, oow Ixiy and stone sllngcr and fighter
and cznf and dininntlst and lilnuU verso
writer and prophet, did his Isist for tho eo
plo of his time, and then wont and laid down
on tho southern hill of Jerusalem In that
sound sluiulicr which nothing hut an arch
angelic lilast can startle. "David, after ho
had served his own generation by tho will of
God, fell on sleep."
It was his own generation Hint ho had
served, that N, tho people living at tho time
ho lived And hnvo ou over thought that
our rosKmtlllltie are eltlelly with tho peo
ple now milking iilircuvi of us( Theronro
nliotit four geneintlons to a century now, but
in olden tlmo life was longer and there was
pcrhnM only ono generation to n century
Taking theso fncts into calculation, I ninko a
rough guess and say that there hao lieeu at
least ono hundred and eighty generations of
tho human family. With rcferenco to them
wo havQ no resoiilbllity. Wo cannot teach
them, wo cannot correct their mistakes, wo
cannot soothe their sorrows, wo cannot heal
their w omuls. Their lepulchers are deaf and
dumb to an thing wo might wiy to them
Tho last regiment of Hint great army has
passed out of sight. Wo might halloo as loud
as wo could, not ono of them would avert his
head to seo what wo wanted.
I admit that I am in sympathy with tho
child whoso father had suddenly died, and
.who in her llttlo evening prayer wnntcd to
continuo to pray for her father, although ho
had gono into heaven and no more needed
her prayers, and looking up into her mother's
faco, mid: "O, mother, I cannot leavo him
all out. Let mo say, 'Thank Clod tiiat I had
n good father, onco, bo I can keep him in my
prayers.'" Hut tho ono hundred and eighty
generations havo passed oIT. I'a&ad up.
Tossed down. Gono forever. Then theronro
generations to come after our earthly uxist
enco has ceased, pel haps n hundred utid
eighty generations moro, perhaps a thousand
generations more. Wo shall not seo them,
, wo shall not hear any of their voices, wo will
tako no part in their convocations, their elec
tions, their revolutions, their catastrophes,
their triumphs. Wo will In no wise nlToct
tho ono hundred and eighty generations gone,
'or tho ono hundred and eighty generations to
come, except as from tho galleries of heaven
tho former generations look down and rojolco
at our victories, or as wo may by our
behavior start influences, good or bad,
that shall roll an through tho advancing ages.
But our business Ls, liko David, to servo our
own generation, tho jnxjplo now living, those
whoso luugs now breathe and whoso hearts
now beat. And mark you, It is not a silent
procession, but moving. It is a forced march
at twenty-four miles n day, each hour being
a mile. Going with that celerity, It has got
to bo a quick rervlco on our part, or no uirvico
at all. Wo not only cannot teach tho ono
hundred and eight generations ast and will
not too tho ono hundred generations to come,
but this generation now on tho stage w ill soon
bo off and no ourselves will bo off with
them. Tlio fact Is that you and I w 111 havo
to start very soon for our work or It w 111 bo
ironical and sarcastic for any ono after our
exit to say of us, as it was said of David,
''after ho had served his own generation by
tho nil! of God, ho fell on sleep."
"Well, now, let us look around earnestly,
prayerfully and In a common sense way and
seo what wo can do for our own generation.
First of all let us see to it that, as far as wo
can, they havo enough to eat. Tho human
body ls so constituted that throo times a day
tho body needs food as much us a lamp needs
oil, as much us a locomotlvo needs fucL To
meet this want God has girdled tho earth
with applo orchards, orango groves, wheat
fields and oceans full of fish and pralrios full
of cattlo. And notw Itlistanding this, I will
undcrtako to say that tho vast majority of
tho human family aro suffering cither for
lack of food or tho right kind of food. Our
civilization ls all askew tin this cubjoct and
God only can set it right.
nicucuDER the roon.
Many of tho greatest estates of today havo
been built out of tho blood and bones of un
requited toll. In olden times, for tho build
ling of forts and towers, tho inhabitants of
Ispahan had to contribute soventy thousand
human skulls and Ungdud ninety thousand
'human skulls, and that number of people
wcro slain so as to furnish tho skulls. Hut
thoso two contributions added together mado
only onu hundred and sixty thousand skulls,
while Into tho tower of tho world's wealth
and pomp and magnlflcenco hnvo licen
wrought tho skelctous of uncounted numbers
of tho half foil populations of tho earth,
millions of skulls.
Don't sit down at your tablo with flvo or
six courses of abundant supply and think
nothing of that family In tho noxt street who
would tako any ono of thoso flvo courses be
tween soup and almond nuts and feel they
wero In heaven. Tho lack of tho right kind
of food Is tho cnuso of much of tho drunken
ness. After drinking n lint many of ourgrocers
call coffee, sweetened with w lint many call
ugor, and eating what many of our butchers
call meat, and chow ing w hat many of our
bakers call bread, many of tho laboring
classes feel so miserable thoy aro tempted to
put Into their nasty pipes what tho tobacco
uUt calls tobacco, or go Into tho drinking
saloons for what tho rum sellers call bocr.
Good coffeo would do much in driving out
bd rum. Adulteration of food has got to bo
an evil against which all the health officer,
. and all tho doctors, and all th ministers, and
all tho reformers, and all tho Christians need
to set themselves In battlo array How can
wo nerve our generation with enough to entl
Dy sitting down In embroidered slippers nud
lounging bark In nn nun chair, our mouth
puckered up around n Havana of tho best
brand, and through clouds of luxuriant
smoko reading nhout jHiIltleal economy and
tho philosophy of strikes! Not no I Uy find
ing out who in Hrooklju lias been living on
gristle and sending them n tenderloin beef
steak. Beck out some family who through
sickness or conjunction of misfortunes have
not enough to eat, and do for them whnt
Christ did for tho hungry multitudes of Asia
Minor, multlpl) lug tho lonves and tho llshes.
Iet us quit tho surfeiting of ourselves until
wo ennnot ehoko down another crumb of
cnl.0 and Ugln tho supply of others' nettwsl
tics. Wo often ww on a small scale n recklessness
about tho welfare of others, which a great
wnrrlor expressed on n largo scale, when his
oflleers wero dLsMUtidlug him from n certain
campaign, saying "It would cost two hundred
thousand lives," icplving with n dlulsilUin
that can nuver lio forgotten, "Whnt mo two
hundred thousand lives to mof"
So from helping npeavo tho world's
hunger, thero aro those whom Isaiah do
scrlbcn as gi hiding tho faces of the oor.
You havo seen a farmer or u mechanic put a
scythe or nn ax on a grindstone, while some
ono was turning It round and round, and tho
man holding tho ax Ixiro on It harder and
hinder while the water dropicd from tho
grindstone, nud theedgunf tho nx, from be
ing I ound and dull, got keener anil keener,
and tho mechanic lifted tho ax glistening and
sharp, and with edge so keen ho must cau
tiously run hlHllnger along, lest whllooxaiuin
ln tho Implement ho cut Ills hand to the bona
So I hnvo seen men who wero put ugninst tho
gllndstoueof hardship, and while ono turned
tho crank another would press the unfortu
nate harder don and harder down until ho
was ground nwuy thinner and thinner, his
comforts thinner, his prosjiects thinner and
his face thinner And Isaiah shrieks outt
"What mean yo that yo grind tho faeesof tho
poorf His an awful thing to lw hungry It
is nn easy thing for us to bo In good humor
with all tho world when wo havo no lack.
Hut lot hunger tako full possession of us and
wo would nil turn into liarlmilans and canni
bals anil Mends. I am glad to know that tho
tlmo U coming, God hasten It, when every
family in tho round world will sit down at a
full table and It will bo only a question 1h
twecu lamb and venison, or between
putiidgo and (mail on toast, nud out of
spoons mado out of Nevada silver or Cali
fornia gold tho pastries will drop on tongues
thrilling witli thankfulness Itccnuso they hnv o
full enough. I hnvo no idea God Is going to
let tho human rneo stay In Its present pre
dicament. If tho world winds up us It
now Is, It will Ik) an awful failure
of a world Tho barren places will 1
Irrigated. Tho pomologlstH, lielcd of God,
w 111 urgo on tho fruits. Tho botanists, In
spired of tho Ixiid, will help on tho gaideus.
Tho raisers of stock w ill send enougli animals
lit for human food to tho markets, and tho
lust earthqunko that rends tho world will up
set n banqueting tablo nt which nro seated
the entire human rneo. Moanw Idle, supposo
Hint some of tho energy w o uro expending in
useless and unavailing talk about tho bread
question should bo esjioiidcd (n merciful alle
I havo read that tho battlo Held on which
moro troops met than on any other in tho
world's history was tho battlo Held of Loipsie,
ono hundred and sixty thousand men under
Napoleon, two hundred and fifty thousand
men under SchwnrAilK'ig, No, no. Tho
greatest mid most terrific battlo is now lclug
fought all tho world over. It is tho sti ugglo
for food. Tho ground tono of tho finest pas
sago in ono of tho grent musical master
pieces, tho urtlst snjs, was suggested
to him by tho cry of tho hun
gry KJpulaeo of Vlennu as tho klug rodo
through and they shouted, "Ilreadl Give us
bread." And all through tho great harmo
nies of musical academy and cathedral I
hear tho pathos, tho ground tono, tho tragedy
of uncounted multitudes, who with stream
ing eyes and wan checks and broken hearts
hi behalf of themselves and their families aro
pleading for bread.
IOt us tako another look around to seo how
wo may servo our generation. Let us seo, as
far as possible, that they havo enough to
wear. Ucxl looks on mo Human raco and
knows just how many Inhabitants tho world
has. The statistics of tho world's opulatlon
mo carefully taken in civilized lauds, and
every fow years oflleers of government go
through tho land and count how many pco
plo thero nro in tho United States or Dig
luud, and great accuracy is reached. Hut
w hen people tell us how tunny inhabitants
thero uro In Asia or Africa, at best It must
boa wild guess. Yet God knows tho exact
number of peoplo ou our planet, and
ho has mado enough apparel for each,
and if thcio bo fifteen hundred million, fif
teen thousand, fifteen hundred and fifteen
people, then thero Is enough upparel for fif
teen hundred million, fifteen thousand, fifteen
hundred and fifteen. Not slouchy apparel,
not ragged uppai el, not iusufllclent apparel,
but appropriate npjKircl. At least tw o suits for
every being on tho earth, a summer suit and
a w Inter suit, A good pair of shoes for overy
living mortal A good coat, a good hat or a
good bonnet and a good sliawl and a com
plete masculine or feminine outfit of apjwrel.
A wardiobe for all nations adapted to all
climes, and not n string or n button or n pin
or n hook or nn ejo wanting. Hut, ulas!
where aro tho good clothes for three-fourths
of tho human tacof Tho one-fourth have
appropriated them Tho fact is, I lit to needs
to bo and will Ikiu rodUtilhutiou Not by
uuaiehUtic v loleuce. If outlawry its way,
it would rend and tear and dituiuUh un
til Instead of three-fourths of the world not
propel ly atlliud, four-fourths would bo in
rags. I litjou know Uow tho rcdUti ibutiou
w ill tako place. Uy generosity ou the part
of those w ho havo a surplus and inei eased in
dustiy on tho part of those suITerlns fi om de
ficit Not nil, but tho largo majority of coses
of xiverty In thU country, uio a icsult of
Idleness or druukenncm, either ou tho pai t of
present sufTcicrs or their ancestors In most
(aset tho i um Jug is tho maelstrom that has
sw allow cd down tho livelihood of thoso who
uro in rags. Hut things will cliaugunnd by
geueiosity ou tlio jart of tho crowded ward
lobe, and industry nud sobriety on tho part
of tboempt) wai drones, thero will tw enough
for nil to wear God ha done his part to
wan 1 the drowsing of tho human race. Ho
gro's a surplus of wool on tho sheep's Iwick
and flocks roam tho mountains and valleys
with a burden of warmth Intonded for trans
ference to human comfort, when tho shut
tles of tho factories reaching nil tho
wny from the Chattahoochee to tho Merrlmao
ihall hnvo spun nud woven It, And
hero conio forth tho lhx-ky Mountain goat
nud tho cnshuu'io nud I ho lienvi r. Hero nro
tho merino sheep, their oilglu ti need buck to
thoflocksof Ahrnhamlcnnd Dav Idle times. In
white letters of snowy fleece, God has licen
writing for thousands of years his wish that
there might ho warmth for nil nations.
Whllo others mo discussing tho effect of high
or low tnilir, or no tarlir nl all ou wool, von
and I had better see If In our waulioU's wo
havo nothing that wo can spnro for the shlv
erlug, or pick out some oor lad of the sticct
and tako him down to u clothing store nud lit
him out for tho winter Don't think that
God has forgot ten to send Ice and snow be
cause of this womlci fully mild Jumiiiiyuud
February Wo shall yet hnvo ihvp snows
and so much frost on tho window wno that
In tho morning vou ennnot see through II,
and whole flocks of bllzmnls, for God long
ago declared that winter, as well as summer,
shall not cense, and hctivctu this and the
spring crocus we may nil havo reason to cr
out with tho sahiilsti "Who can stand Iw
forohls cold"
Again, let us look around and see how wo
may serve our general ion. What short
sighted mortals wo would bo If we were
anxious to clothe nud feed only tho most in
significant part of man, namely, his body,
while wo put forth no elfott to clothe and
fissl and save his soul Time Is a little piece
broken oil n gient eteinlty Whatniowo
doing foi tho soulsof this picscnt generation)
I't mo Miy It Is a gcneiatlon worth saving
Most uiagiiilleent men and women are in It.
Wo make agieat ado aliotit the hupiovo
monts In navigation and In locomotion and
In art and machinery Wo remaik what
wonders of telegraph and telephone and
stethoscoa What Impiovcmcut Is electric
light over n tallow candle! Hut all
theso Improvements aro Insignificant coin-jxir-vl
with tho Improvement In tho
human race. In olden times, onco In a
while, a great and good man or woman would
como up and tho world has made a great fuss
nlioiit It over since, but uow they mo so
uumcioiis wo seaicely suik nlsiut them.
Wo put a halo about tho peoplo of tho past,
but I think If tho times demanded them It
would bo found wo have now living In this
year ISM) fifty Martin Luthers, fifty Gcorgo
Washington, fifty Uidy Hunthigtons, fifty
I'liznlieth I'rys During our civil war moro
splendid win Mors In tlio north and south
wcrodcvclocd In four years than the wholo
world dovclopcd in tho previous twenty
years. 1 challenge tho four thousand years
before tho Hood nnd tho eighteen centuries
after tho flood to show mo tho oqunl of
charity on n largo sculo of Georgo I'eabody.
This generation of men nud women is moro
worth saving thtin uny of tho ono hundred
und eighty generations that hnvo passed oil".
Hut w hero shall wo begin With ourselves.
That Is tho pillar from which wo must start.
I'rescott, tho blind historian, tclU us how
I'iznrro saved his urmy for tho right w hen
they weio about deserting him. With his
sword lio mado n long murk ou tho ground.
Houiidi "My men, ou tho noith side nro de
sertion und deuth, on tho south sldo Is victory;
on tho uoi th side I'uuama and poverty, on
tho south sldo I'eiu with ull its ilclias.
Choose for yourselves, for mypait 1 go to
tho south " Stepping ucross tho lino ono by
ouo his troops followed, and dually Ids whole
nnny Tho sword of God's truth draws tho
dividing lino toduy. One ono sldo of It uro
sin und ruin nud death, on tho other sldo nro
pardon nud usefulness and happiness nnd
heaven. You cross from tho w rong sldo to
tho i ight side, nud your family will cross w 1th
you mid jour frlcuds nnd your associates.
Tho wny you go they will go. If wo uro not
saved wo will never save any ono else. How
to got saved Ho willing to accept
Christ, mid then accept him instantaneously
nud forover. Get on tho Itock first and
theti you will bo ublo to help others upou tho
snmo Hock. Men and women hnvo been
suvivl quicker than I havo been talking about
It, What, without a praycrl Yes. What,
without tlmo deliberately to think it over I
Yes. What, without a tcarl Yes, Hellovol
TimtUull. Uellovo what That Jesus died
to save you from sin und death and hell.
Will you I Do you J You huvo. Something
makes mo think you have. Now light has
como Into your countenances. Wolcomol
Welcomol Hall I Hall I Saved yourselves,
how nro you going to savo others I Hy testi
mony Tell It to your family. Ttll It to
your business associates. Tell It overyw hero.
Wo w ill successfully preach no moro religion
und will successfully talk no moro religion
than wo ourselves havo.
Tho most of that which you do to benefit
tho souls of this generation, you will effect
through jour own behavior. Go wrong nud
that will luduco others to go wrong. Go
right und that will Induce others to go right.
When tho great centennial exhibition was
being held in Philadelphia, tho ques
tion cumo up among tho directors as to
whether thoy could keep tho exKsitiou ojicu
on Sundays, when a il lite tor, who was
a mau of tho world, from Novuda, arose and
said, his voice trembling with emotion and
tears running down his checks! "I feel liko u
returned prodigal Twenty oars ugo 1 wont
west and into a region w hero wo had no Sab
bath, but today old memories como back to
mo and I remember w hat my glorified mother
taught mo about keeping Suuduy, and 1 twin
to hear her voice again and feel us 1 did
when every evening I knelt by her side iu
prayer. Gentlemen, I vote for thoobserv
aueo of tho Christian Subbath." And ho
carried ov erj thing by stoim, und when tho
question was put, "Shall wo open tho oxhl
bltlonon Bublmthf" it was almost unanimous,
"No," "No." WJiat ono man ean do ifjie
docj light, boldly light, emphatically rightl
What If wo could get tills whole generation
saved I These xoplo who are living with us
tho snmo jcar and amid tho same stiqieudous
iventsand flying toward the futuio swifter
than cables to their prey Wo cannot stop
They cannot stop Wo think wo enn stop.
Wo say, "Come now, my fi lend, let ut stop
und discus this subject;" but wo do not stop.
Tho j ear doe's not stop, tho day doem not stop,
tho hour does not stop. The j ear is a grcut
wheel, and there U a band ou that wheel that
keeps It revolving, and as that wheel turns it
turns three hundred and tixty-flvo smaller
nheeU, which aro tho days, and then each of
thoso throo hundred and tixty-flvo wheel
turn twenty-four smaller wheel, which aro
tlio hours, nnd theso twenty-four wnnllcr
wheels turn sixty wnnllcr wheels, which nro
tho minute, mid these sixty Mimller wheel
turn Uty more stunllcr wheels, which nro
the seconds, nnd thoy keep tolling, rolling,
rolling, mounting, mounting mounting,
swiftening, swiftening, swiftening. Oh, God I
If our generation Is going liko that and wo
nrogolng with them, waken us to thoshoit
but tremendous opKrtuulty. 1 con fens to
J ou that my ono wish Is tun rve this genera
tion, not to antagonize It, not to damage It,
not to rule It, but to rvo It, I would llketo
do something toward helping unstrap Us
load, to stop its tears, to balsam Its wound,
nnd to Induce It to put foot on tho upwind
road that has at Us terminus acclamation
rapturous and gates ai line, nud gai lands
animanllilni', nud fountains inluhownl, nud
dominions enthroned ami e-niouctcd, for I
cannot forget that lullaby In tho closing
w oi ils of tny texti "David, aflir ho had
Mrvisl ills own general Ion by tho will of God.
fill ou slivp."
And w hut a lovely sleep It wus. Unllllal
Alisalom did not trouble It, Ambitious
Adoiiljah did not oi rj It. IVrsis'iitlng
Haul did not hallow It I'.xllodld not Illl It
with ulghtmaio. Since u led lieadtsl boy
aiuld his father's flocks at night, he had not
hal such a good sles'p At TO jcars of age
ho lay down to It Ho had had many u
troubles! sleep, as In tho cuvcitiHof Adulluiu
or In the palace at the tlmo his enemies weio
attempting hlsenptuio. Ilur this wusu peace
ful sleep, a calm slts.p, a lest fill slerp, a gloil
oils sleep. "Aftei ho had scrusl Ids genera
tion by tho will of God, ho fell on sleep."
Oh, what a gissl thing Is slirp after a liald
daj'swnik. It take's all the aching out of
the head and all tho weailness out of the
limbs nud all tho slum ting out of the
ejes. Ii tun il wo rise In tho morn
lug and It I u new woilil And If wo,
llku Dav lil, seivo our generation, we
will nt life's close havo most desliublo and ro
fleshing sleep In It will vanish our last
fatiguoof Issly, our last wonlmiut of mind.
our Inst son ow of soul. To tho Chilstlan's
body Unit vvn hot with raging fever mi that
tho attendant must by sheer forco keep on
the blankets, It will 1st tho cool slcci. To
thoso who mo thin bloodesl und shivering
with ngue, it will U tho warm sleep To
thoso who, bevatiso of physical disoiders,
weio tciilllcd with night visions, it will Ik'
thodii'iimless slesjp To nurse's nnd doctor
nnd motheis who wero untuned almost every
hour or tho night by those to whom tliej
ministered, or over whom they watch(sl,lt
will Ik tho utidlMurUsI slwp To those who
could not get to lad till late at night und
must ilso curly hi tho morning and before
getting le-stod, it will IhjIIiu long sloi'p.
Awny with all your gloomy talk about do
partuio from this world. If wo havo served
our generation It will not Iw putting out Into
tho bie-akers, It will nut bo tho light with the
King of Tci roi-s, It w ill bo going to sleep. A
friend, writing mo from Illinois, sajB that
llov Dr. Wingate, president of Wnko Forest
college, Noi th Carolina, after n most useful
life, found his lust day ou eai th his happiest
day, und that In his last moments ho seemed
to bo ersoi. ,y talking w Ith Christ, us friend
with fiiend, saying: "Oh, how delightful It
ls! I knew you would lie with mo when the
time mine, nud I knew It would Ik) sweet,
but 1 did not know It would bo ns sweet us it
is." Tho fnct wus ho had icrvesl his
generation In tho gosjicl nilnlstiy and by
tho will of God ho fell on sleep When In
Africa, Majwura, tho servant, looked Into
tho tent of David luvingstouonud found him
on his knee's, hostepesl back, not wishing to
disturb him in prayer, nud some tlmo uf tci
went in and found him in tho same posture
nud stepped buck again, but aftei n while
went in and touched him, and lo1 tho great
traveler had finished his lust Join uey and ho
hud tiled iu tho grandest und mightiest post
tiro u man ever takes on his knees. Ho had
served his generation by unrolling tho scroll
of u continent, and by tho w ill of God fell on
sltvp. Grlmshaw, tho evangelist, when
asked how ho felt In his Inst moments, ro
spoudcel. "As huppy us 1 can Ih ou curth
mid as sure of glory as If 1 wcro In it, I havo
nothing to do but to step out of this bed Into
heaven." Hnving served his generation In
successful evangelism by tho will of God, ho
fell ou sleep.
In tho museum of Giecuwleh hospital,
l'ligland, there is a fragment of t book that
wus found In tho Arctic regions amid tho
relics of Sir John Franklin, who had pol
ished nmld tho snow and ico, and the leaf of
that piece of a book was turned down nt tho
words: "When thou passcst through tho
wntcrs I will l with theo." Having served
his generation in tho cause of science and
discovery by tho will of God, ho fell on
Why will you keep us nil so nervous talking
about that which is only a dormitory nud a
pillowed slumber, canopied by unguis' wings!
Sleep. TramKirtlug sleep. And what u
glorious nwnkeuliig You nnd I huvo some
times bevu thoroughly bewildered nftcr a
long nnd futiguing Journey, wo hnv e stopjicd
nt n friend's house for tlio night, und nftcr
hours of com plot o unconsciousness wo hnvo
ojxmcd our eyes, the high risen sun full In
our faces, ami befoi o wo could fully collect
our faculties, hnvo said. "Wheronm I, whoso
house is this, und whoso nro i1um gardens f
And then it has Unshod upon us in glad real
Ity And 1 should not wonder If, uftcr wo
havo serves! our generation uud by tho will
of God, hnv o fullen on sleep, tho des-p slesp,
tho restful sleep, wo should uwuko in blissful
bewilderment nnd for a little whllo say
"Where am II Whnt alaco in this J Who
hung this upholstciyr What fountains aro
theso tossing In tho light Whj.thU looks
liko heaven It is. It is. Why, thero l
a building grander than all tho costle-iof
earth heaved Into o mountain of splendor,
that must !o tho pulncoof Jesus. And, look
there, nt thoso walks lined with a foliage
more beautiful than anything I over
saw befoie, and set) thoso who uro
wnlking down thoso nlshw of ver
dure Fioin whnt I huvo lie.ud of them,
those two urui In arm must Iki Moses mid
Jothua, him of Mount Sinai and him of th
hnlthig sun over AJalon. And thoso tv.-o
walking arm In arm must bo John and
I'aul, the one so gentle and tho othei so
mighty And thoso two with tho robe as
brilliant us though mado out of the coolest off
flames of martyrdom must bo John Muss and
Hugh I-atimer."
Hut I must not look any longer at thoso
gardens of beauty, but examine this building
In which 1 have just awakened. I look out
of the window this way aud that and up and
down, nnd I find It Is n mansion of Imtuvtiso
llzo In which I inn slot ping All Ils windows
of ngnto and Its colonnades of porphyry and
alabaster Why, 1 wonder If this Is not thr
house of "many mam Ions" of which I used
to reniW It Is, II Is i hero must bo many of
my kindled nnd fihudslu this very mansion.
linrkl wiiose ate tlioso volets, wiiosh nro
thoso IniiuiiIiui' ftstf I ots'ii the door nnd
sis', and lul I hey are coming through all tho
con Idol sand up und down all the stalls, our
long nlitciil kindred. Why, theie I fnther,
theio Is mother, thcio mo tho ehll
ill t'li. All well again All joting again,
All of us togethtr ngnlii And as
wo embrace encli other with the cry,
"Nover uioie lo paitl Never mow to parti"
tho niches, the alcove, thchnllwayHivlioand
re-echo tho woidsi "Never inoie lo parti
Never morn to parti" Then our gloill's
friends wij i "Como out with us and ns
heaven I" And, some of them bounding ahrad
of us and some of them skipping bcsldeus, wo
stint down tho Ivory ntulrwny And wo meet,
coming up, ouo of tlio kings of ancient Israel,
somewhat small of statin e, but having a
countenance indlmit with a thousand vie
toiles. Aud, as all mo making ohclsuuco to
this gient onoof hiavt'ii I cry out "Who Is
hoi" mid tliiiiuihuer comes "'I his the great
est of ull the kings of Israel It Is David,
who after ho hud servisl his giurratloii by
tho will of God, fell ou sleep"
A Louisville, ICy., doctor tries to piove
tliateloH'iueiitH mo hi'iisiltary
Trj a small luiish, not too stiff, for clean
ing (Miladies and other roota, and save your
In I'm Is, Franco, a big company has the
monopoly of tho fuueink This coinpanj
liuudliH Ml.tHXI bodies ) cully
Tho most fiiqui'iitiil coin t room In the
Hultesl Htutes Is th front pai lor. Most ill
vol eo eusos nro Isgun thero.
Fresh water alwajs freeze at tho surface
llrst. Sea water dm lug calm wuither Ix-glns
to f rewo at some point InmiiiiiIi the surface,
F.dson Adams, one of tho founders of Oak
land, Oil., who died recently, dloscd of
t.'l,000,(XX) In a will of Irs than 100 words.
Theronro two I'plscopal ministers, mission
iirlcs, ou tho Yukon liver, Alaska. They in e
1,000 miles from tho southeastern lino of tho
Iu Florida, wheio 'hey manufacture Ico
with a machine, fioczhig takes place so
gently that u spray of roses limy Iki put Into
a tank of water and frotn Into tho mass of
Ico without stll ring il s.tal fiom Its place.
Thei-o It lies Imbedded In all Its lieauly of
form uud color.
A party of Sun Heriinrdinn, Oil , hunters
who went for n day's sMrt luiil veiy hard
luck until they hired a small boy to play tho
harmonica for lliem. As soon us tho music
began tho can) on swaimisl with rabbits, aud
tho hunters loudid themselves down with
Tho Now Orleans creolo woman's exchange
Is now an accomplished fact, nud tho curly
stages of Its cnreer aro apiutrviitly most
auspicious. I'vcry sort of woman's woik
will bo handled, and homo muilouitlcle will,
of course, bo tho spesdul feature of tho snlo
A bird very rare In I'uioio wns shot In tho
Island of Moon, in Dtnnini k, viz., a sx;cl
men of tho "ivilicl colored t miner" (Curso
lius isaliellluus) Tho homo or this blid I the
De-scitof Sahara. Only ono or two ijiccl
incus huvo hltheito Ikvii seen In FiiroKi.
Tho tllffoi enco U'twesm u fulr house!(ccK.'r
in mi apartment house and a damsel devoted
to a jict kitten, I that ono has tho keys of her
lint uud tho other 1 very npt to possess the
Ileus of her cat.
Thcio Is a company iu Hlrinlnghnin, Eng
land, that makes about ten millions of plus
overy day, tho weight averaging flvo touss r
week Tho company is in poiscsslou, as pro
prietors, of tho privileges uud rights of tho
original xitcutco of tho solid headed plu
There mo nt least two other extensive pin
mnnufnctuiers in Uiriuliighum, wheio it is
said that half tho pins used in the world aro
Tho Immigration that has (toured Into
houthein aud western Florida hns mado It n
white man's laud, wealthy and proscrous.
While tho KVJOO negroes south of St. Augus
tine hud grown from Ib70 to Ib&O to 10,000,
tho I T,!X) whites had grown to 45,l00, und
nro nearly T0.000 today. In that section of
tlio state thu race-s wero ne-urly equal eighteen
years ago, tho whites aro four to ono toduy,
aud iu a number of tho counties tho negro
population has actually decreases!
Tired Kjcs.
Peoplo speak alwut their eyes being fa
tigued, meaning that tho rttlnu, or ncrvo
portion of tho brain that does tho swing, Is
fatigued, but such is not tho case, us tho ret
Inn rarely tires. Tho futlguo Is hi tho Inner
uud outer muscnJ uttached to the ej ehall, anil
tho muscle of accommodation which sur
rounds tho lens of tho oyo When a near
object Is to lio loeikisl nt this muscle, icluxi
und allows thu lens to thicken. Increasing its
refractive power Tho timer and outel
muscles uro used in covering tho eyo on the
object to bo looked nt, tho Inner ouo U'lng
itqxx'kUJy used w hen a near object Is to lo
lookexl nt. Il is iu theso three muscles men
tloncd that tho futiguo is felt, and relief l
scturcd tcuqiorarily by closing tlio ojew oi
gluing at far distant objects. Tho usual in
dientlon of strain is n resin-ss of tho rim of
tho ejelld. U'tokrning u conge-sled tnte of
tho inner suifuce, which maj bo ui-couqia
ulcd with some (win When tho eyo tire's
easilj, rest Ls not tho piuper lemedy, but thr
use of glas: of sufllcleut Kwcr to uld u
uccouimodaling the ejo to v ision Gtssi
Tin- lliisliif (.Irl.
Accoiding to Huston wkt thcio Is a ucv,
feature of life in the universal Hub It is
tho buini'ss girl She Is not afraid of a man
and doesn't iKithcr her luad about catching
ono. Nio dresses faultless!) , looks tier pret
tiett, bus a soft voice, but tloesuot Hut ilur
tug business hours. She come iu en the
steam oi hoisc ami shows htjr goes! st mo
by taking u ciowd ns n mutter of course, uud
does not disturb other with dlsogiciwhlo,
petulant wuys when sho hns to stand. Sbo U
like n man In two things First, sbo dresses
at homo uud uov er appears to think of her
clothes again until sho changes them, second,
sho regards men as they do each other, lu
(wfect (siunlity and with perfect confldonca.
Chicago News.
N. M. Ruddy,
Practical Optician.
A specially niiule of expert ICyc Glnss
J'ltllng. filnsses Hud rest the eye, 3000
217 South IOIIi Street,
liss Etliol Howg.
Teacher of Singing
Room 131 llurr lllock.
Hours, 10 A. M. to 6 1 M.
Ladies' & Gents'
At greatly reduced prices
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Orders taken in Pastel and Oil.
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