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COURIER, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1890
WONDERS OF PALATINE.
On. TALMAOE DEQIN3 A SERIES OF
8ERMONS ON HIS TRIP.
Vrrjr rw IVopIo Now VUlt tint Holy
Lani1( Imt Many Will In lhi Nrnr
Future, for Olio Cnti Then (la All III
Vfnt liy lull.
HliooKI.YN, Sept. 88. In thu Ilrooklyn
Academy of Musla today Dr. TnhiMKo be
Itnn n series of norinon on III recent Jour
ney to tlio Holy Ivuul. Tlio subject of to
day'n sermon wiw, "My Find I)y In Pales
tine," After appropriate mMHKenof Script
tire were read the coiiKrcKatlnti saiiK with
We prslwi lliee, 0 Oo.l, for tlio Son of thy Ioti
I For Jesus wlinillctl mul U now gono nliove.
Tlio text was 1 Kings x, 7. "Tim half
was not tolil mo."
This U tho first sermon In n courxoof
Babbath mnrnltiK sermons on "My Hecent
Journey Through tlio Holy IjiiiiI nud
NelglilKirlng Countries! Wlmt I Saw ami
What I Learned." Out of tlio sixty-four
millions of our preaont American puputn
tlon nml tlio million of our pant only
about 11 vo thousnnd havo ovtr visited tho
Holy Iaml. Of nil thoso who cross to Kit.
ropo leu than llvo per cent, over net as far
iw Home, nml lew than two per cent, ever
get to Athens nml I cm than n quarter of
ono per cent, over gut to Palestine. Of tin
less than n qunrtcr of ono pur cent, who do
ro to tlio Holy Laud somu sco nothing hut
tho no'xloiu Insect nml tho tilth of thoOrl
ental cltlei, nml como hack wishing they
had nover gone Of those who boo much
of lntcrv.it nml como homo only a mi will
portion can tell wlmt they havo nccns tho
tongilu uunblo to report tho oyo. Thu
rarity of n successful, Intelligent nml
linppy Journey through tho Holy Land U
very marked. Hut tho (lino approaches
when a Journey to Palestine will ho com
mon. ThousuntU will go whoro now them
nro scores. Two locomotives wero recently
Milt up from Joppa to Jerusalem nml rail
roads nro nlwut to begin In Palestine, ami
the tiny will como when tho cry will 1hii
"All out for Jerusalem!" "Twenty min
utes for breakfast at Tlbcrlasl" "Chang
cars for Tyrol" "Grand Trunk Junction
for NInevohl" "All out for Damascusl"
Mennwhllo tho wet locks of tho Atlantic
ocean nml Adrlatlo nml Mediterranean
seas aro being shorn, and not only U tho
voyago shortened, but, nftcr n while, with
out crossing tho ocean, you ami your chil
dren will visit tho Holy Laud. A com
pany of capitalist hnvogono up to Uohnng
traits, whoro tho American and Asiatic
continents como within thirty-six miles of
meeting. Theso capitalist, or other, will
build brldgo across thoso straits, for mid
way nro three Islands called "Tho Dlomo
des," and tho water U not deep, ami la
noror disturbed with Icebergs. Trains of
cant will run from America across that
brldgo and on down through Siberia,
bringing undor moro Immediate observa
tion tho Iliualnu outrages ngalust exiles,
and couseuontly abolishing them; nml
there nro persons hero todny who, without
ono qualm of seasickness, will vlalt that
wonderful lund whero tho Chrlitllko, Abrn
hamlc, Mosaic, Dnvldlc, Solomonic nml
Herod lo histories overlap each other with
such power that by tho tlmo I took my
feet out of tho stirrups nt tho closo of tha
Journey I felt so wrung out with emotion
that It seemed nothing ulso could over ab
sorb my feelings again.
"THKHK BIIALU UK NO MOMS SEA."
Tho chief hindrance for going to Pales
tlno with many Is tho dreadful oca, and
though I havo crossed It ten times it Is
moro dreadful ovory tlmo, nnd I fully sym
pathize with what was said ono night when
Mr. Decchcr nnd I went over to speak In
Now York nt tho anniversary of tho Sea
men's Friend society, nml thu clergyman
making thu opening prayer quoted from
St, Job ni "There shall be no more sea,"
nud Mr. Hccchor, seated beside me, In
moinory of a recent ocean voyage, said,
"Amen, I am glad of that." lly tho par
tial abolition of tho Atlantic ocean and tho
putting down of rail tracks across every
country in nil tho world tho most sacred
land ou earth will come under tho observa
tion of so many peoplu, who will bo ready
to tell of what they saw, that Infidelity
will bo prououueed ouly another form of
Insanity, for no honest man am visit tho
Uoly Land nnd remain an Infidel.
This Bible from which I preach has al
most fallen apart, (or I read from It tho
most of (he events In It recorded on tho
rery places where thoy occurred. Aud
somo of tho leaves got wet as tho waves
dashed over our boat on Lake Galilee, and
tho book was Jostled in tho saddli.bags for
many weeks; but it Is a now book to mo,
newer than any book that yesterday enmo
out of rir of our great printing houses.
All tnyiUo I had heard of Palestine, and I
bad read about it and talked about it and
preached about tt and sung about It and
prayed about it and dreamed about It until
my anticipations wore piled up luto some
thing like Himalayan proportions, nud yet
X have to cry out, as did tho queen of Sheba
when she first visited tho Holy Land, "The
bait was not told mo."
In order to mako tho moro nccurnte and
vivid n book I have been writing, a llfo of
Christ, entitled "From Manger to Throne,"
I left home lost October, nnd on tho last
night of November wo wero walking tho
decks of tho Senegal, a Mediterranean
steamer. It was a ship of Immense pro
portions. There wero but few passengers,
for It Is generally rough at that tlmo of
year, nud pleosurlsU nro not apt to bo
voyaging thcro and then. Tho stars were
all, out that night. Thoso armies of light
seemed to have had their shields newly
burnished. Wo walked tho polished deck.
Not much was said, for In all our hearts
was tho dominant word "to-morrow."
Somehow tho Acropolis, which n few days
before had thrilled us ,at Athens, now ki
our minds lessened In tho height of lu col
umns and tho glory of Its temples. And
the Egyptian pyramids in our memory les
sened their wonders of obsoleto masonry,
nnd tho Collsoum of Homo was not so vast
a ruin as It a few weeks before had seemed
And all that wo had seen nnd heard
dwindled In importance, for to-morrow,
tomorrow wa shall see tho Holy Land.
' "Captain, what time will wo como In sight
of Palestlnef" "Well," ho said, "If the
wind nud sea remain as they aro about
daybreak." Never was I bo Impatient for
a night to pass. I could not boo much use
for that night, anyhow. I pulled aside the
curtain from tho port hole of my state
room, so that the first hint of dawu would
waken mo; but It was a useless precau
tion. Sleep won among tho impossibilities.
Who could bo so stupid ns to slumber
when any moment there might start out
within sight of tho ship tho land where the
most stupendous scenes of all time aud all
eternity were enacted, laud of ruin and re
demption, laud where was fought the but
tlo'that mado our heaven possible, laud of
Godfrey. ami Suludln, of Joshua and Jesus.
'' .v'FHtST VIEW OF JOIM'A.
Will tho night ever bo gone? Yes, It Is
growing lighter, and along the horUon
there Is something like n bank of clouds,
nnd im a watchman paeon tho deck I say to
lilm. "Wlmt U tlml mil f.ntp "'I'linl
Is Inn I, sir," said tho snllor. "Tho land!"
I cried, nud soon nil our friends wero
aroused from sleep nud tho shorn hegnn
more clearly to reveal Itself. With roar
nnd rattle nnd bang tho anchor dropped In
tho roadstead a half mllo from land, for
though Jnppii Is tho only harbor of Pales
tine It Is tho worst harbor on nil tho const.
Soniotlmes for weeks no ship stops thorn,
Iletwren rocks nlwuL sevcnty-llvo feet
apart n smnll boat must tako tho passon
gers ashore. Tho depths nro strtiwn with
tho skeletons of thoso who havo attempted
to laud or nttomptcd to ombark. Twenty
seven pilgrims perished with ono crash of
n Inint against tho rocks. Whole lleetsof
Crusaders, of llomaus, of Syrians, of Kgyp
tlnns havo gone to splinters there. A
writer eight hundred years ago said he
stood out ho N'nch lu n storm nt Joppa,
and out of thirty ships all but seven went
to pieces ou the rocks, nud a thousand of
tho dead wero washed ashore.
Strange that with n few blasts of powder
Ilko thnt which shattered our American
Hell (late, thosu rocks havo not lieen up
rooted and the way cleared, so thnt great
shlt, Instead of anchoring far out from
land, might sweep up to tho whnrf for pas
sengers and freight, Hut you must ro
membor that land Is under the Turk, and
whnttho Turk touches he withers. Mo
hammedanism Is ngnlust easy wharves,
against steamer, against rait trains,
ngalust printing presses, against civilian
tlon. Darkness is always opposed to light.
Tho owl hates tho morn. "I.eavo tlioo
rooks whero they aro," practically cries
tho Turkish governmont; "wo want no
peoploof other rollglouj nnd other habits
to laud thcro. If thu salt sons wash over
them, let It lie a warning toother luvadiM.
Away with your Nliictcuntli century, with
us ireu uioiigiit aim iih modem inven
tions." That Turkish government ought
to Iw blotted from tho faro of tho earth,
and It will bo.
Of many of tho Inhabitants of Palestine
I asked tho question, "Has tho sultan of
Turkey tiver boon heror" Answer, "No."
"Why don't ho como when It belongs to
his dominion!" Aud after thu man Inter
rogated looked this way nnd that, so as to
know ho would not Lo reported, tho nn
swer would Invnrlably bo, "Ho dnro not
como." I believed It. If tho sultan of
Turkey nttempted to visit Jerusalem he
would nover got back again. All Pales
tine hates him. I saw htm go to tho
mosque for prayers In his own city of Con
stantinople, and saw seven thousand nrmed
men riding out to protect him. F.xpcnslvo
prnyersl Of course that government wants
no bettor harbor at Joppn. May God ro
movu that cm so of nations, that old hag of
tho centuries the Turkish government!
For Ita everlasting Insult to God nnd
woman let It perlshl And so thoso rocks
at the harbor remain tho Jaws of repeated
VIVID MKM0IIIK8 OF JOPPA.
As wo descended tho narrow stops at the
sldo of the ship wo heard tho clamor aud
quarrel nud swearing of fifteen or sixteen
different races of men of all feature aud
colors nnd all vernaculars; all different In
appearance, hut nil allko In desire to get
our baggage nnd ourselves at exhorbltnnt
prices. Twenty Iwats aud only ten passen
gers to go ashore. Tho man having charge
of us pushes naldo somo, nud strikes with
a heavy stick others, nnd by violences that
would not bo tolerated in our country, but
which seem to lie tho only manner of mak
ing any Impression thcro, clears our way
Into one of tho boats which heads for shore.
Wo aro within fifteen mlnutosof tho Christ
land. Now wo hear shouting from tho
bench, nnd lu llvo minutes wo will be
Tho prow of tho boat Is caught by men
who wado out to help us In. Wo are
tremulous with suppressed excitement,
our breath Is quick, nnd from tho side of
tho boat wo spring to tho shore, nnd Sun
day morning, Dec. I, 1889, nlKiut 8 o'clock,
our feet touch Palestine. Foruver to mo
nud mlno will thnt day nud hour bo coin-
memornicu ror unit pre-eminent mercy.
Let It bo mentioned lu prayer by my chil
dren nud children's children nftorwo nro
gone, thnt morning wu wero permitted to
enter that laud, nnd gazo upon thoso holy
hills, and feel tho emotions that rise nud
fall nud weep and laugh and slug nnd
triumph at such it disembarkation.
On tho back of hills ono hundred nud
llftv feet hluh Jnniin Is 1lfti.il tnu-nnl (l.
skies. It Is as plcturesquo as It is quaint,
and as much unlike auy city wo have over
seen as though it were built In that Htar
Mars, whero a few nights ago this very
September astronomers, through unparal-
icicti ivicscupcs, saw n snowstorm rawing.
How glad wo wero to bo lu Joppal Why,
this Is tho city whero Down. Hint nmwii
of tho needlo, lived aud died nud was res
urrected. You rnmmnlinr Mint tin. i...,ir
--- -- . . ... ....... IVUI
people camo around the dead liody of this
kuciikvivw nun uruugnt specimens or ner
kind needlework nnd said, "Dorcas made
this:" "Dorcas soivwl thnt-" "IVm.ni ...it
nud fitted this;" "Dorcns hemmed thnt."
According to uglitfoot. tuo commonta
tor, they lnld her out in state in it public
room, nnd the nrwir wrnnir thlr Immlu im.i
cried nnd sent for Peter, who performed a
miracio iy wnicn tlio good woman came
back to life and resumed Imr lu.nnfnrtlnnu
An especinl resurrection day for ono wo-
iiiiiiii one whs uiu unmet oy which mnny
women of our dny havo fashioned their
lives, and at tho first blast nf tlm lmn. nf
tho wintry tempest there appear ten thou
sand Dorcases Dorcases of Hrooklyn, Dor
cases of New York, Dorcases of Iondon,
Dorcases of all tho neighborhoods nnd
towns nnd cities of Christendom, just as
goon as mo uorcasot tlio Joppa which I
visited. Thank God for tho ever increas
ing skill nnd sharpness nnd speed ami gen
erosity of Dorcas' neodlel
"Whnt Is that man doing" I said to the
dragoman In tho streets of Joppa. "Oh,
ho is carrvinir his Iml." Mnltltn.lix. nt tl,
people sleep out of doors, nud thnt is tho
nay so mnuy in moso intius Decomc bund.
It is from tho dew of tho nbrht fnlllnir nn
tho eyelids. As a result of this, in Kgypt
every twentieth person is totally blind. In
Oriental lands tho Im1 l mmln nf n ti.i.i
small mattress, a blanket nnd a pillow, and
when tho man rises In the morning ho just
ties up tho three Into a bundlo and shoul
ders it and takes'lt away. It was to that
tho Saviour referred when ho said to tho
sick man, "Tako up thy bed and walk."
ah American coucu or nn fcugllsu couch
would require nt least four men to carry
It. but one Oriental can rimlU- ninnnmi lilu
SIMON, THE TANKED.
Hut I inhale some of tlio odors of the
lnrtzu tanneries nrounil .loiitm It la tlmr..
to this day, n prosperous business, this
winning oi nines, auu mat rcmiuils mo
of Simon, tho tanner, who lived itt Joppn,
and wns tho host of Peter, tho apostle. I
suppose tho olfactories of Peter were as
easily Insulted by tho odors of n tannery
an others. Hut tho Itlblo says, "Ho lodged
with ono Simon, the tanner." People who
go out to do reformatory and missionary
and Christ Inn work must not bo too sen
sitive. Simon no doubt brought to his
houicktcud every night the malodors of
the cair si; I ns and ox hides In his tannery,
but Peter lodged In thnt home, not only
because ho may not havo been Invited to
tho houses of merchant princes surrounded
by redolent gardens, but lo teach all men
nud women engaged lu trying to make tho
world betterthat they must nutbosquenm.
Mi and fastidious and finical aud over par
ticular lu doing tho work of thu world,
Tho Church of God Is dying of fast Id I
oiiMit'ss. Wo cry over tho Bufferings of tho
world In hundred dollar pocket handker
chiefs and then puta cent lu tho poor box.
There aro many willing to tin Christian
work among tho cleanly, nnd the refined,
and tho elegant, nud thu educated! but. r.
cuso them from taking a lonf of bread
down n dirty alloy, recuse them from
teaching n mission school among tlm un
combed nud the unwashed, excuse them
from touching tho hand of ono whnsa
linger nails nro In mourning for departed
soap. Such religious preclslonlsts can toll
In atmospheres laden with honeysuckle
and rosemary, but not In air floating up
from the malodorous vats. No, no, nol
Kxcuso them from lodging with ono Si
mon, tho tanner.
During tho Inst wnr there were In Vir
ginia somo sixty or seventy wounded sol.
dlers lu n ham, ou tho second lloor.so near
the roof thnt thu heat of the August sun
wns almost Insupportnblo. Tho men wero
dying from sheer exhaustion nnd sufToca
tlon. A distinguished mcmlicr of tho
Christian commission raid to tho inirmi
who stood thcro, "Wash tho faces and tho
foot of tin so men nnd It will rovlvo them."
"No," salil tho nurso, "I didn't como Into
tho army to wash anybody's feet."
"Well," wild tho distinguished member of
tho commission, "bring mo water and a
towel; I will lie very glad to wash their
feet." One was tho spirit of tho dovll, thu
other thu spirit of Chrlnt.
IT.TKIl'fl VIRION ON THU IIOUSK TOP.
Hut referuncu to Peter reminds uiu that
wo must go to the housu top In Joppa
wheruho was taught thu democracy of re
ligion. That was about the queerest thing
that ever happened. On our way to that
lioiiso top wo passed an old well whero tho
great stones wero worn deep with tlio ropes
of tho hucketn, and It must bo a well iniinv
centuries old, nnd I think Potor drank out
of It. Four or flvo goat or calf skins filled
with water lay nbout tho ynrd. We soon
got up thu steps nnd on tho houso top. It
wns lu such n placu In Joppa that Peter,
ono noon while ho wns waiting for dinner,
had a hungei fit nud fainted away, and had
ii vision or ilrenin or tranco. I said to my
friends ou that houso top, "Listen while I
read about what happened hero." And
opening thu lllblo wo had the whole story.
It seeiiiH th'tt Peter ou thu houso top
dreamed thnt n groat blanket was letdown
out of heaven, anil In It were sheep aud
goats aud cattle and mules and pigeons
nnd hurznrd) and snakes nnd all manner
of creatures thnt liy tho air or walk the
fields or crawl the earth, and in the dream
n voice told him ns ho was hungry to eat,
and ho said, "I caunotcat things unclean."
Three tlmei ho dreamed It. There was
then heard a knocking at tho gate of tho
houso ou tho top of which Peter lay in u
tranco, aud three men asked, "is Peter
here?" Peter, while yet wondorlug what
his dream meant, descends the Ntalrs and
meets theso strangers af. tho gate, and they
tell him that a good man by tho uatuo of
Cornelius, lu tho cltv o, Ciusnrca, has also
had u dream, nnd has sont them for Peter,
aud to ask him to como nnd preach. At
that call Peter left Joppn forCivsnrca. Tho
dream ho had Just had prepared him to
preach, for Peter learned by It to reject no
people ns unclean, nud whereas ho pre
viously thought ho must preach only to
the Jews, cow he goeH to preach to tho
Gentiles, who wero considered unclean.
Notlco how thu two dreams meet Pe
ter's dream on tho houso top, Cornelius'
dream at Ciesarea. So I havo noticed prov.
Idences meet, distant events meet, dreams
moot. Every droam Is hunting up somo
other droam, and every event Is hourchlng
for somo other event. In the fifteenth cen
tury (Witt) tho great event was the dis
covery of America. Tho nrt of printing,
born in tho snino century, goes out to meet
that discovery uud mako tho new world
an Intelligent world. Tho Declaration of
Independence, announcing equal rights
meets Itobert Duriis'
A man's a man for n' that.
Tho United States was gutting too largo
to be managed by ono government, aud
telegraphy was Invented to compress with
in an hour tho whole continent. Armies
In tho civil wnr wero to be fitted out with
clothing, aud tho sowing tuachlnn Inven
tion camo out to mako It possible. Im
mense farming acreage is presented in this
country, enough to support mllllonsof our
native born and millions of foreigners: but
thu old style of plow and scytho and reaper
aud thresher cannot do the work, nud there
come steam plows, steam harrows, steam
reapers, steam rakes, steam threshers, and
tho work U accomplished. The forests of
thu earth fall tnatfonlNUfllrleut fuel, and so
tho coal mines surrender a sufficiency. Tho
cotton cropsrwero luxuriant, but of com
paratively little value, for they could not
be managed, and so, nt just the right time,
Hargreaves came with his Invention of tho
spinning Jenny, nnd Arkwrlght with his
roller and Whitney with his cotton gin.
Tho world, nftcr pottering nlong with tal
low, candles nud wjmlo oil, was crying for
lietter light and moro of It, and tho hills of
Pennsylvania poured out rivers of oil, and
kerosene Illumined tho nations. Hut tho
oil wells begun to fall, and then tho elec
trio light comes forth to turn night into
So nil events nro woven together, nnd the
world Is magnificently Koverned, because
It Is divinely governed. We criticise things,
nnd think tho divine machinery is going
wrong, and put our fingers nmid tho wheels
only to got them crushed. Jlut I say, hands
otll Thlugs are coming out gloriously.
Cornelius may be In Ciosnren, and Peter lu
Joppa, but their dreams meet. It is ono
hand thnt is mauaging tho world, and that
Is God's hand; and ono mind that Is plan
ning all things for good, and that is God's
mind; uud one heart that Is tilled with
love nud pardon nnd sympathy, nud that
is God's heart. Have faith lu him. Fret
nbout nothing. Things nro not at loose
ends. There are no accidents. All will
como out right in your history nud In the
world. As you aro waking from ono
da-am up stairs an explanatory dream
will bo knocking nt the gate down stairs.
Standing here lu Joppn I remember that
where vo this morning disembarked tho
prophet Jonah embarked. For tho first
time In my life I fully understand that
story. God told Jonah to go to Nineveh,
but the prophet declined thnt call ami
camo hero to Joppa. I wns for weeks,
while In tho Holy Iand, consulting with
tourist companies ns to how I could take
Nineveh lu my Journey, They did not
eiicourngu tho undertaking. It Is n most
tedious ride to Nineveh anil u desert.
WHY JONAH FKARKD.
Now 1 see nn additional reason why
Jonah did not want to go to Nineveh. Ho
uot only revolted because of tlio dlsagrco
nblu message ho was called to deliver nt
Xlnevth, but because It wns a long way
and tough nud baudit Infested. So ho
camo here to Joppa and took ship. Hut
alas for tho disastrous voyngol Ho paid
his full faro for tho whole voyage, but the
ship company did not flit their part of tho
contract. To this dny they have not paid
back that )assago money. Why people
should douot the story of Jonah and tho
whale Is mora of a mystery than tho lllblo
ovent Itself. I do not need tho fact that
Pliny, tho historian, records that tho skel
eton of a whalo forty feet long, and with
hide a foot iiid a half thick, was brought
from Joppa to Homo.
The event recorded lu tho book nf Jonah
has occurred n thousand times. Tho lord
always has n whale outside thu harbor for
a man who starts In thu wrong direction.
Recreant Jonah) I do not wonder thnt
oven tho whalo was sick of him. This
tirntllllif. U'flM tltlt. III tllll lllllli. twit nmnt nv.
ample, but as a warning liecauso the world
not only needs lighthouses, but buoys,
to show whero the rocks nro. Tho lllblo
story of him unds by showing tho prophet
In n fit of the sulks. Ho was mnd lieoauso
Nineveh was not destroyed, nud then ho
went out to pout, and sat tinder a big loaf,
using It for shado from tho tropical sun,
nnd when n worm disturbed that leaf, and
It withered and tho sun smote Jonah, he
flow Into a great rngo and said, "It Is better
for mo to dlu thnn to llvo." A prophet In
a rago because ho hnd lost his umbrellal
Hewnro of petulancul
Hut Stalldlllir hunt m tlin linnntn,i nt
Joppa I look off upon the piiihIh near tho
Is-ach, and I nlmost expected to find them
crimsoned and Incarnadined. Hut no; tho
rains long ago washed away thu last sign
of thu Nniwleonlo massacre. Napoleon
was marching on through tho coasts. Ho
hnd hem nt Joppa four thousand Alba
nians, who had been surrendered ns pris
oners of war, nnd under a promise of pro
tection. What shall ho do with theuir It
will lw Impossible for him to tako them
along, and ho cannot afford to leave sol
dlers enough to guard them from escape.
It wilt not bo dllllciilt for the man who
broko thu heart of lovely Josephine and
who, when naked If thu groat losses of llfo
lu his battles wero not too dear u price to
pay for his Ictorlcs, shrugged his shoul
ders inirthriilly mid said, "You must break
tho eggs If ynu want to innko mi omelet"
Iwiy It will not lie dllllciilt for him to
Tho prisoners of war, by his order, nro
taken out on thu sands and put to death
ono thousand of them, two thousand of
them, three thousand of thorn, four thou
sand of them, massacred. And tho blood
pours down Into tlio sea, the red of tho ono
mingling with tho blue of the other, nnd
making an awful maroon which neither
God nor nation can over forget, Yo who
nre fond of vivid contrasts put the two
scenes of Joppn sldo by side, Dorcas with
her noodle uud tho Immortal butcher with
TIIK CKDAII8 OK LKIIANON.
Hut standing on this Joppa house top
I look off on the Mediterranean, aud
what is that strange sight I see? The
waters are black, seemingly for miles.
There seems to lw a great multitude of
logs fastened together. Oh, yes; It is n
great raft of tlmliers. Thoy nro cedars of
Lebanon which King Hiram is furnishing
King Solomon lu exclinngo for 'JO.OOO meas
ures of wheat, 20.000 liaths of oil and 20,000
baths of wine. These cedars have been
cut down and trimmed lu the mountains
of Iiobauon by the 70,000 nxmen engaged
there, and with great withes aud Iron bolts
nre fastened together, nnd they aro float
ing down to Joppn to lw taken across the
laud for Solomon's temple now building
at Jerusalem, for we havo lost our hold
of tho Nineteenth century mul aro clear
b.iclc in tho ngos. Tho rafts of cedar aro
guldul Into what Is called thu Moon Pool,
nu old harbor south of Joppn, now llllcd
with dund and useless.
With long pikes tho timber Is pushed
this way and that lu tho water; then with
lover.t nnd uir.ny n loud, long "lo, henvol"
ns thu carters gut thtlr shoulders undor
tho groat weight, thu timber Is fastened to
thu wagons and tho lowing oxen are yoked
to the load, nnd tho procession of teams
inovis on with crack of whip and drawled
out words which, translated, I suppose
would correspond with the "whoa, haw,
goo!" of modern teamsters, toward Jeru
salem, which Is thirty miles away, over
inoir.italiioiiH distances which for hun
dred.! of yearn d'ifled all engineering. And
these rough cedars shall become carved
pillars, and beautiful altars, nnd rounded
lunnlstors, nnd trncerlud panels, and sub
lime celling, end cxqulMto harps, nnd
kingly chariots As tho WLgon train moves
out from Joppa over tho jtluln of Shnron
toward Jerusalem I say to myself, whnt
v.ust numliew of peoplo hilped build thnt
temple of Sjlomon, nud -what vast num
bers of peoplo nro now engaged in build
ing tho wider, higher, giander templo of
riguieousuess rising in tiw eartn.
Our Christian nncestry tolled at it amid
sweat and tears, and hundreds of the gen
erations of tho good, and the long train of
Christian workers still moves on; nnd as
In tho construction of Solomon's templo
some hewed with tho nxo In tho far away
Lebanon, nnd somo drovo n wedge, and
somo twisted a withe, and somo trod the
wet and slippery rafts on tho sea,
nud somo yoked the ox, nnd somo pulled
at tho load, and somo shoved tho plane,
and bomo fitted tho Joints, nnd some
heaved up tho rafters, but all helped build
thu temple, though somo of theso nover
saw It, so now let us all put our hands,
nnd our shoulders, nnd our hearts to the
work of building tho templo of righteous
ness which Is to fill tho earth; and ono will
bind n wound, nnd another will wipe nway
a tear, nnd nuuther will tench a class, and
another will speak tho encouraging word,
nnd all of us will bo ready to pull aud lift,
and In somo way help on the work until
tho millennial morn shall gild tlio pinnacle
of that finished temple, and at Its shining
gates the world shall put down Us last
burden, and in Its lnvers wash off Its last
stain, nnd at its altars tho last wanderer
shall kneel. At tho dcdlcatlou of thnt
templo all tho nrmies of earth nnd heaven
will "shoulder arms" and "present nrms"
nnd "ground nrms," for "beholdl a greater
than Solomon Is here."
Hut my first dny In tho Holy Land Is
ended. Tho sun Is already closing his eyo
for the night. I stund on tho balcony of a
hotel which was brought to Joppa In
pieces from tho state of Maino by some
fnnntlcs, who came hero expecting to see
Christ reappear In Palestine. My room
hero was once occupied by that Christian
hero of tho centuries English, Chineso,
Egyptian, world-wide Gen. Gordon, a man
mighty for God as well as for tho world's
pnclflcatlnn. Although the 1st of Decem
ber and winter, the air is full of fragrance
from gardens all abloom, aud under my
window are neachi and tamarisk and mul
berry nnd century plants and orange
groves nud oleander. From tho drowsi
ness of tho nlr and the fatigues of tlio day
I feel sleepy, Good iilghtl To-morrow
morning wo start for Jerusalem.
Otto Gruiilmaii, tho famous "genre"
painter, Is dead. Tho portrait of Henjnmlii
Franklin lu Independence hall Is by htui.
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