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CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATURDAY, OCTOBER ,8, ,890
JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN
ITin l'nmmia llriinkljit l)Wlni llrnrrltirl
tlii Ncrnonf ClirM'n Crnrllljiloti Orrr
lM)erlii Itiiiutlun WMIn nn" t'nttitr-'
Bnrrr.l Hill. ,
1iiooki.y.v, Oct. 19. Tlili mnrnltiK Hi-
TnlmnKodcllvcrcil hi tlilnl mtiiioii on hj,t
wont tour In lMlrotlnn In the Academy it
Miulcln tliliclty. Thu largo IiuIIiIIiikwm
crowded nml miiiitxm went mvny dliar
pointed, Tliln vn tho iiioro MKUIfleiir.l.
Wnuso It Imil Ikh'H puhllcly iinuuuncn.1
flint tho Mimn pension would Iw prenrhal
lii thn uvt'tiltiK nt tlio Xmv York ucndom.i,
which Tlio Clrf"tluu Herald had rentiil
for thnt purpoo. In upltoof thl fact, in.'
Ireccdcnted nine) tlio day of (Jhnlmpnr,
Imlh oulhliugn worn crowded to oxithv,
nnil ninny weru turned nwny fnim thn
doom, I iot 1 1 morning nnil livening. I)'.
Tnlinngo niUKt havo jirtncluil toilny 1 9
10,tXX different peron. Tlio iloctor upok
M follows from tho texts "If I forget thee,
0 Jerusalem, let my right hand forget lire
running." Psalm 6xxxvll, 6.
1 1'nralysl of hi lnt hand, tlio withering
of It muscle and nerve, In hero luvokitl
If thonnthor allow to pus out of mini
tlio grandeur of tlio Holy City whero iiiicj
li? dwelt. Jctvinliili, seated by tlio river
Kuphratc. wrota this psalm, and not IU
vhl. Afrnhl I urn of nnytliiiiK tlmt. ap
proaches Imprecation, and yet I rnn millet
ttnnd how nny oihi who linn over liecn 11 1
Jerusalem sdiouhl In enthusiasm of mini
cry out, whether ho bo Mttlug by tin
I'.uplirnte-i, or the Hudson, or tlio Thninei,
"If J forget thee, O Jurusulenl, let my
right lmnd forget bur eunnlngl" Von net
It In ncltyutillkonll other fortoimgrnphy,
for history, for sdgulllciince, for ntylo of
Mtiulntlou, for wntcr work, for ruin, tot
tower, for ilomeX, for rnmpnrt, for liter
tntiuv, for tniKcrilpi, for inoiiioniblo birth
places, for ppiilohcr, for conlhigratIon.s
nnil fninlniw, for victories mid defeat,
1 11111 hero nt hint In this very Jerusalem,
nnil on n housetop, Just .fter tlio dnwn o(
tlio morning of Dcct-mlser II, with nu old
inlinbltmit to point nut tlio Hiillent feature
of tliOHcenery. "Now," I wild, "whero I
Mount Zlonr" "Hero nt your right,"
"Whero In Mount Olivet f" "In front of
whero you Mntsil." "Whero li tho Clurdcu
of Gcthscmnnur"' "In yonder vnlloy."
"Whero In Mount Culvnryf" Ileforo lie
sinswered I wiw It, N'o unprejudiced
mind can hnvo u moment' doubt 111 to
whero It In. Yonder I neo 11 hill In tho
Hlmpo of 11 humiiu hkull, nnil thn lllblu nny
tlmt Cnlvnry wiin tho "plnco of it nkull."
Not only I It nkull Hhnped, but just be
neath tho forehead of thu hill In a cavern
tlmt look llko eyolpHH wicket. Within
tho grotto under It I tho Hlmpo of tho In
nldo of n Hkull. Then tlio Ilthlo uy that
ChrlHt wiin criicllled outsldo thogute, mid
thin Ih uutstldo tho gate, while tho hUo for
merly Delected wit lusldo tho gnto. Bo
thies that, thin nkull hill wns for ngct tint
plnco whero malefactors wcroput to dentb,
nnil Christ was Main an a malefactor,
yriio Saviour's iiMaHslnntlon took plnco
hestdon thoroughfare- along which people,
wesjt "wugglng their head," mul there la
vuu mituMit iiiuniiigniaro. 1 naw nt uatro,
Egypt, n clay mould of that nkull hill,
mado by tho Into Cion. Gordon, tho arbiter
of nntlon. Whllo Emores Ileleun, M
yean of nge, nnil Imposed upon by having
threo croswse exhumed beforo her dim eye,
iw though thoywero tho threo crosse of
Hlblo Htory, selected nnothor slto as Cal
vary, all recent travelers agree tlmt tho
0110 1 point out to you wim without doubt
tho scono of tho most torrlflo mul over
wliolmlng trngedy this plnnet over wit
There wore n thousand things wo wanted
to seo that third day of December, and oui
ilragomnu proposwl this mul tlmt and tho
other. Journey, but I said: "First of nil
show us Cnlvnry. Something might hap
pen if wo went elsewhere, nnil sickness 01
n&ldont might hinder our seeing the
snered mount. If wo seo nothing else wo
must nil tlmt, nnil see It this morning."
Somo of us In cnrrlngo mul some on inula
back, wo wcro soon on tho way to tho most
acred spot that tho world has over seen or
ver will 8co. Coming to tho baso of tho
bill wo first went insldo tho skull of rocks.
It (u called. Jeremiah's grotto, for tliero tha
prophet wroto his book of Lamentation.
Tho grotto Is thirty-live feet high, mul iu
top ami ildo ro midnchito, green, brown,
blnck, white, red mid grny.
Cowing forth from thoso pictured sub
terraneous passages wo In'gln to climb tha
teep sides of Cnlvnry. As wo go up wo
see cracks mid crovlccs in tho rocks, which
I think were mado by the convulsions ot
nature when Jesus died. On the hill lay a
limestone rock, white, but tinged with
crimson, 'tho white, so suggestive of purity
and the crimson of sacrifice that I wild,
"That stono would bo beautifully appro
priate for a memorial wall In my church,
now building In America; and the stone
now being brought on camel's back from
Slnnl across tho desort, whan put under It,
how significant of tho Inw and the gospell
Apd theso lips of stono will continuo to
speak of Justice and mercy long nftor nil
our living lips havo uttcivd their Inst)
So I rolled it down the hill mul trans
ported It. When that day conies for which
ntnny of you havo prayed the dedication
of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, tho tblnl lm
menso structure we havo reared In Mil
city, mid that makes It somewhat itlfllcult, I
ucHj5 niq mini structure, a worK such as
noothqr church was ever called on to un
dertake w Invito you In tho main en
trance of that building to look upon a me
morial wall containing tho most sufegest
iveand solemn and tremendous antiquities
ever brought together this, rent with tho
enrthqunko at the giving of the law nt
Slnnl, tho other rent at the cruclflxibn on
WIIEItK THE CKOB8 OK CllltlST bTOQI).
It Is Impossible for you to rcallr.oiwhnt
our emotions wcro as we gathered, a group
of mou and women, all saved by tho blood
of tho Lamb, on a bluff of Calvaiy, Just
w(de enough to contain threo crosM-s. I
said to my family and friends: "I think
hero is wburo sood the cross of tlioluieul
tent burglar, nud there the cross of the
miscreant, and here between, I tlitnk.MoM
the cross on which all our hopes depend."
A. I opeueUtho nineteenth chapterof John
to read a chill blast .Btruck tho hill and a
cloud hovered, tho natural solemnity Im
pressing tho spiritual solemnity. I read a
little, but broke down. I defy nny emo
tional Christian man sitting upon Gol
gotha to read aloud and with unbroken
voice, or with any voioo nt all, the whole
of ihataccouut n L'ukonnd John, of which
these beuteiiccjnre 11 fragments "They took
Jesus and led him nwuy, mid he, bearing
hU cross, wunt forth Into a plnco called the
place of a skull, whero they crucified him
and two others with htm, on either side
one, and Jesus in the midst;" "Heboid thy
motherl" "I thirst;" "ThU day shnlt thou
bo with mo In Paradises" "Father, forgive
them, thry know not what they do;" "If It
lie piwslhle, let thWctip pais from iim."
What sighs, what sobs, what tears, what
tempers of sorrow, what surging oceans
of agony In those utternnreil
Whllo wo snt there the whole scono camo
bcfnro us. All around the top mid tho
sides mul the foot. of tho hill 11 mob raged
'lhey gnash their teeth mid shako their
rlliickrtl lists nt him. Hero (ho cavalry
horsiM champ their bits and paw the earth
and iinort nt tho smell of the carnage.
Yonder A group of gamblers am pitching
up as to who shall hnvo tho coat of tho dy
ing Saviour. Tliero nro women almost
dead with grief mnoiig tho croud his
mother mid his mint, mid some who'u sor
rows he hnd comforted mid whoso guilt lie
had panloued. Hero a 1111111 dips a spongo
Into sour wine, mid by it stick lifts It to
tho hot and cracked lips, The hemorrhage
of thn live wounds has done Its work.
"it ts finikiii:!)."
Thn atmospheric conditions nro such as
tho world saw never Is'foio or since. It
wns not it solar eclipse, such as astrono
mers record or wo ourselves havo seen. It
was 11 bereavement of the heavensl Dark
en until the towers of tho temple woro
no longer li-lble. Darker! until tlio sur
rounding hills disappeared, Darker! until
tlio Inscrlpl Ion nlxivo the middle cross Imv
comes Illegible. Darker! until tho chin
of the dying I.oril falls upon the breast,
and ho sighed with this last sigh the words,
"It Is flnlslivdl"
As.wn Bat thero n sllcnco took osscsslou
of us, and wo thought, this Is the center
from which continents have been touched.
mid all the world shall yet lie moved. To
ward this hill thopropluCts pointed forvvnnl.
Toward this hill the apostles mid martyrs
pointed backwanl. To this nil heaven point
ed dowuwanl. To this with foaming exe
crations penlltlon pointed upward Hound
It circlet nil history, nil time, nil eternity,
and with this scene painters havo covered
the mightiest canvas, mid sculptors cut
the richest marble, mid orchestras rolled
their grandest oratorios and churches
lifted their greatest iloxologles mul heaven
built Its highest thrones.
TIIK nAttllKN OK OI.IVHI.
Unnblo longer to cndiiro tho pressure of
this scene wo moved on and Intoiiganlen
of olives. 11 minion which In tho right sen
son Is full of dowers, mid here Is tho ro
tinted tomb of Christ. You know the Honk
sajs, "In the midst of tho ganlenwasu
ftopulcher," I think this wns tho garden
mid this the sepiilchor. It, Ih shattered of
course. About four steps down we went
Into this, which seemed n family tomb.
There Is room In It for about live bodies.
Wo measured It mid found It about eight
feet high, nud nlno feet wide mid fourteen
feet long. Tho crypt whero I think
our 1inl slept was seven feet long.
I think that there mice lay tho king
wrapped In his last slumber. On somo
ot theso rockH the Homaii government
set Its seal. At the gate of this mausoleum
on tlio Jlrst Ivister morning tho angels
rolled tho stono thundering down tho hill.
U theso steps walked tho lacerated feet
of thu conqueror, ami from theso heights
ho looked off upon tho city tlmt had cast
him out, and upon tho world ho had como
to redeem, and at the heavens through
which hu would soon ascend.
Hut we must hasten back to the city.
Tliero nro stones In tho wall which Solo
mon had lifted. Stop horo mid see a start
ling proof of the truth of prophecy. Iu
Jeromlnh, thirty-first cjmpter and fortieth
verse, It Is said that Jerusalem shall Iki
built through the ashes. What ashes,
people hnvo been asking. Woro those
nshes Just put Into the prophecy to fill upf
No I The moaning has Wen recently ills-
covered. Jerusalem Is now lielng built
out tu a certain direction whero tho ground
has latin submitted to chemical analysis,
nud It has been found to lm tho ashes cast
out from tho sacrlllces of tho ancient tem
pleashes of wood and ashes of bones of
nnlinuls. Tliero aro groat mounds of ashes,
accumulation of centuries of sacrlllces. It
has taken all theso thousands of years to
discover what Jeremiah meant w'hon ho
said, "Heboid the dnya shall come, salt It
tho Lonl, tlmt the city shall Iw built to tho
Lord from tho tower of Ununited unto tho
gate of the corner, mid thn whole valley of
the dead botllea and of the ashes." Tho
people of Jerusalem arc at thlsvervtlmo
fulfilling that prophecy. One hmuiftil of
tlmt ashes on which they nro building Is
enough to prove tho divinity of the Script
un-sl Past by the place where tho corner
stono of tho nnclent temple wns laid three
thousand years ngo by Solomon.
Kxplorem havo lieen digging, and they
found that.corncr stono seventy-flvo feet
beneath tho surface. It It fourteen feet
long, and throo feet eight Inches high, and
beautifully cut mid shnped, and near it wns
an earthen Jar that was supposed to have
contained the oil of consecration used at
the ceremony of laying the cornerstone.
Yonder, from a depth of forty feet, a signet
ring has been brought up InscrlUil with
showing It belonged to tho Prophet Hag
gal, and to that seal ring he refers In his
prophecy, snylng, "I will make thee as a
signet," I walk further on fur under
ground, and I find myself In .Solomon's
stables, and see the plnces worn in the
stone pillars by the halters of some of his
twelve thousand horses. Further on, look
nt the pillars on which Mount Moduli wns .
built. You know that tho mountain was
too small for the temple, and so thoy built
t,ho mountain out on pillars, and I saw
eight of those pillars, each one strong
enough to hold a mountain.
TIIK MOSQUE OK OMAU.
Hero wo enter the mosquo of Omar, a
throne of Mohammedanism, where wo are
met at the door by officials who bring
slippers that wo must put on leforo wo
takoastep further, lest our feet polluto
the sacred places. A man attempting to
go In without these slippers would btf
truck dead on tho spot. These nvykwanl
sandals adjusted as well as we could, wo
are led to whero wo boo a rock with an
owning In it, through which, no doubt,
the blood of sacrifice in tho nnclent temple
rolled down nnil nway. At vast e.cnse
the mosque has been built, but so somber
Is the plnco I mn glnd to get through It.
nnil tnke off the cumbrous slippers mid
step into tho clear air.
Yonder Is a enrvo of stone which is part
of a bridge which onco reached from
Mount Morlah to Mount Zlon, and over It
David walked or rodo to prayers isi tho
temple. Hera Is tho walling place of the
Jews, where for centuries, nlniost jHirpetu
ally, during the daytlmo whole genera
tions of the .Tows havo stood putting their
head or lips against tho wall of what was
onco Solomon's temple. It was ono of the
saddest mid most solemn and Impressive
scenes I ever witnessed to see scoros of
these desccnilnnts of Abraham, with tears
rolling dowu their cheeks mid lips trem
bling with emotion, a book of nsalms-open
before them, bewailing tjio ruin of tho nn
clent temple mid the captivity of their
race, and trying to God for, tho restoration
of tho temple In nil Its original splendor.
Most affecting scenel And such a prayer
as thnt, century after century, I am suro
God will answer, and In some way the tie
Darted uraudcur will return, or somctliluir
better. I looked over the shoulders of
somo of them mul saw thnt they were rend
ing from the nioiiruf ill psalms or David,
whllo I have been told that this Is the
litany which 101110 climitt
For tlio temple Hint lies dcnolule,
W11 lt In Millliiite nml mum 11;
For tlio ixiliire tlmt li ilcntroj el,
WohIi in .nlliiiileninl moiirni
For Hie walls tlmt nro ovritliniwn,
Vn kIs In mill mid mul mourn;
For .Mir iiinJ.-Rt - H1.1i lit ili'ixirU'd,
V'n xlt In kollliulo nml mourn:
For our Kiutt men Hint Ho ileail,
Wo sit la Bolltiiilo mul mourn;
For prlt'BlM vim limn nlnmlilcil,
Wo rlt In Ktlltiitln nml mourn,
I think at that prayer Jerusalem will
come again to uioru than lUnnclcuf mag
nificence; It may not bo precious stones
snd architectural nuiJcMy.but In 11 moral
splendor tlmt shall eclipse forever all that
David or Solomon saw.
KIIOM A IIDUHKTOI1.
Hut 1 must tret bark to 1 in limiknirm
whero I stood curly this tunning, mid be
foru thn sun nets, that I may catch it wider
Vision of what the city now Is and once
was. .Standing here on the housetop I
eo that thu city was built for military
safety. Somo old warrior, I wurrunt, se
lected tliu spot. It stands ou n hill a.iioo
feet above the level of tho sen, niid deeit
ravines 011 threo sides do the workffif mill
Uiry trenches. Compact as no other cltj
was compact. Only throo tulles journey
round, nud tho threo nnclent towers, Hip
plcus, Phasaelus, Mnrlanine, frowning
denth upon tho npproneh of all enemies,
As I Mood thero on thu housetop In tho
midst of the city I salil, "O Lord, reveal to
tnu this metropolis of thu world that I may
see It 1111 It onco iippeured." No one wns
wills me, for there nro somu things you can
see more vividly with no one but God nud
yourself present. Immediately the mosque
of Omar, which has stood for ages on
Mount Morlah, tho slto of t he iiticleut tern
pie, disappeared, and the most honored
structure of all tho ages lifted Itself In tho
light, and I saw It the temple, thuanoletit
temple) Not Solomon's temple, but some
thing granilerthau that. Not .orubbubel's
temple, blltsomethlng tnorouorueous than
that It was Herod's temple, built for the
ono purpose of eclipsing nil Its architect
There It stood, covering nineteen acres,
nud ten thousand workmen had been forty
six years iu building It. Hlazoof mngulll
cencel Howlhlerlng tango of porticos and
ten giitirvaya and double arches mid Cor
inthian capitals chiseled into lilies and
ncanthus. Masonry beveled and grooved
Into such delicate forms that It seemed to
tremble In tho light. Cloisters with two
rows of Corinthian columns, royal arches,
tnarblo steps pure us though niadu out of
froren snow, carving that seemed llko it
puncl of the door of heaven let down and
set In, tho facade of the building on shoul
ders at each end lifting the glory higher
mul higher, and walls wheroln gold put
out tho sliver, nnd tho carbuncle put out
the gold, and the Jasper put out tho car
buncle, until In the changing light they
would nil seem to como buck iiualu Into n
chorus of harmonious color. The teinplol
The templet Doxology In stonel Anthems
soaring Iu rafters of U-banon cedar! From
side to side and from foundation to glided
pinnacle thu frozen prayer of all ugesl
THE CtTV ok non.
From this housetop on tho December uf
teritoop we look out In another direction,
and I see thu king's palace, covering nliun
drcd mul.lxty thousnud sqiiuro feet, three
rows of windows Illumining the iu
tide brilliance, tho hallway wainscoted
with nil Htyles of colored marbles sur
mounted by urnbesque, vermilion mid
gold, looking down 011 mosaics, miitlo of
waterfalls In thu garden outside answering
tho musl.inf tho hurps thrummed by deft
lingers Inside; banisters over which princes
and princesses leaned, mid talked to kings
and queens ascending the stairway. O
Jerusalem, Jerusalem! Mountain city!
City of God! Joy of the whole earth!
Stronger than Gibraltar mid Selmstopol,
surely It never could have been captured!
Hut whllo standing tliero nu the house
top that December afternoon I hear tho
crash of tho twenty-three mighty sieges
which havo come against Jerusalem Iu the
nges post. Yonder Is the iool of Ilezeklals
and Slloatn, but again mid nguln woro
those wnters reddened with human gore.
Yonder nro the towers, but again and again
they fell. Yonder aro the high walls, but
again and again they were leveled. To rob
the treasures from her temple and palato
and dethrone this queen city of the earth
all nations plotted. David taking tho
throno nt Hebron decides that ho must
nave .Jerusalem tor Ills capital, mid coming
up from thu south nt thu head of two hiiu
tired mul eighty thousand troops he capt
ures It. Look, here comes nuothcr siege of
Tho Assyrians under Sennacherib, en
slaved nations nt his chariot wheel, having
taken two hundred thousnud captives In
bis one campaign; Phtvnlclau cities kneel
ing nt his feet, Egypt trembling nt tho
(lash of his swonl, conies upon Jerusalem,
Ixmk, smother slegol The armies of Daisy.
Ion under Nebuchadnezzar come down mid
take a plunder from Jcrsusnlcm such as no
other city ever hnd to yield, nnd ten thou
sand of her citizens trudge off Into Uaby
Ionian bondage Look, another siege! nnd
Nebuchndnezzar nnd his hosts by night go
throuirba breach of tlio .TnrtisiiliMn wnll
'nnirthe morning flssds'sosi)u of them seat
ed iriumpnnni in tlio temple, mid whnt
thoy could not take away because, too
heavy they break up the brazen sea, mid
tho two wreathed pillars Jachln and Hon-.
THE 61K0K8 OK JEIIUSALKM.
Another siege, of Jerusalem, and Pompey
with tho Imtterlng faint which a hundred
men would rollback, mid then, at full rust
forwnnl, would bang against tho wall of
tho city, uiul catapults hurling the rocks
upon tho people, teft twelve thousand dead
and the city In the clutch of thu Homaii
war eagle. Iok, a more dcscrutu siege
of Jerusalem! Tlttu with hit teeth legion
on Mount of Olives, and ballUta arranged
on the principle of the peudulutn to swing
great bow biers against thu wnlls nnd tow
ers, nnd miners digging under the city
snnklug galleries of beams underground
which, set 011 fire, tumbled great masses of
houses and human beings into destruction
and death. All Is taken now but thu tem
ple, and Titus, the conqueror, wants to
savo.thnt unharmed, but a soldier, contra
ry to orders, hurls a torch into thu temple
and It Is consumed. Many strangers wcro
In thu city nt the time nnd ninety-seven
thousnud captives wcro taken, nnd Jo
sephus suys one million one hundred thou
sand lay dead.
THE S1K(1E OK THE CUL'SADEIIS.
Hut looking from thin house top,.tho
siege that most absorbs us Is that of tire
crusaders. Kiigland and Franco nnd all
Christendom wanted to capture tho Holy
Sepiilchor mid Jerusalem, then in posses
sion of tlio Mohammedans, under tho com.
maud of one of the loveliest, bravest and
mightiest snen that ever lived; for Justice
must le done him though he wns it Mo
hami Ltlau glorious Saladlut Agaltis
htm came the armies of KuroM, mulct
Hlchanl Cieur du Lion, king of Knglaud;
Philip Augustus, klngof France; Tancred,
Havmoad. Gaifrcj" anU other vallaut men.
mnrchlng on through fevers and plagues
and battle charges nnd sufferings ns In
tense ns tho world oversaw. Saladlu In
Jcrus ilcni hearing of tho sickness of King
Hlchanl, : Is chief enemy, scuds him his
own jihysl'lan, and from the walls of Jo
riisabm, sielng King Hlchanl afoot, sends
hltn a horse. With nil the world looking
on theurmlesof Kuropo come within sight
At tho first glimpse of the city they fall
on thelt facet In reverence and then lift an
thems of prnlso. Feutls nnd hatreds
among themselves were given up, mid
Hayinoiid imdTnncred.tho bitterest rivals,
i-inbracwl while the nrmles looked on.
Then the battering rams rolled, and tho
catapults swung, nud the snonls thrust,
and tho carnage raged. Godfrey of Houll
Ion Is the llrst to mount the wall, and tho
Crusaders, 11 cross ci'i every shoulder or
breast, having taken tho city, march bare
headed and barefooted to what they sup-
mwu 10 no me ssoiy tsepuinlior, and kiss
thu tomb. Jerusalem thu possession of
Christendom. Hut Saladlu retook the
city, and for tho last four hundred years It
has been In isissesslon of cruel and pollut
a ciiusAisr. ni:kisi:is now.
Another crusade is needed to start for
Jerusalem, a criisadu In this Nineteenth
Century greater than all those of tho past
centuries put together. A crusado Iu
which you and I will march. A crusade
without weapons of death, hut only thu
sword of tho Spirit. A crusade that will
tnnko not it single wound, nor sturt ono
tear of distress, nor Incendlarlr.o one home
stead. A crusado of Gospel Peace! And
the Crost iigalu lie lifted 011 Calvary, not
asoncuiiu Instrument of pain, but a signal
of invitation, and the mosque of Omar
shall ulve lilaee to a rliurcli uf f'lii-Ui .t
Mount X.lon Ikjcoiiio tho dwelling place not
of David, but of David's Lonl, and Jerusa
lem, purified of alt Its Idolatries, and tak
ing back tlio Christ she onco cast out,
shall bo niadu a worthy typo of that heav
enly city which Paul styled "tho mother of
ns all," mid which St. John saw, "the holy
Jerusalem descending out of heaven from
God." Through Its gates may wo all en
ter when our work Is dune, unit in Um .,..
pie, greater than all thu earthly temples
piled in ono, may wu worship.
Husslan pilgrims lined all the roads
around tho Jerusalem wo visited last win
ter. They had walked hundreds of miles,
and their feet bled on the way to Jertttii
lent. Many of them had spent their last
farthing to get there, mid they had left
somo of those who started with them dy
ing or dead by thn roadside. An aged wo
man, exhausted with thu long way, begged
her fellow pilgrims nut to let her dlu until
she had seen the Holy City. As she camo
to the gate of tlio city she could not take
smother step, but she was curried in, nud
then said, "Now hold mj head up till I
can look upon Jerusalem," mul her head
lifted, she took one look, mul said: "Now
I dlo content; I have seen It! I havo seen
It!" Somo of us beforo wo reach the heaven
ly Jerusalem may bu us tired as that, but
nngels of mercy will help us In, and one
glimpse of thu tcmplo of God nnd the
Iwimb, nnd ono good look at the "king In
his beauty," will more than compensate
for all the tolls mid tears mul henrtbreaks
of the pllgrlninge. Hallelujah! Amonl
Tlirowlng tlm Slipper.
Thu ancient custom of throwing an old
slipper after tho brldo and brfdegroom
when starting on their honeymoon tour
Is, Iu many pmts of the world, supposed to
bring luck to tho happy pair. Tho Hlble
gives much evidence in support of the sup
nositloil that It In linn nS tl .1 ,.., ,.!,....
us well us 0110 of the mutt incxpllcablo of
1110 many customs or tlio.lews. In several
places iu tho Hlblo wo aro given to under
stand that "tho receiving of 11 shoo Is 1111
evidence mid symbol of rejecting or resign
Iu Until wo rend that "It was the custom
In Israel concerning changing that a man
pluck off hit shoo and deliver It to hit
neighbor." Thereforo thu throwing of 11
slipper or a shoo after a brldo was and is 11
symliol or roniiuclatlon of dominion and
authority over her bv her parents or guard
ian, nud the receipt of tho shoo by tho
bridegroom, even If accidental, wns an
omen that the authority had been trans
ferred to III 111.
Tho origin of tho custom innylso traced
to these wonls, which occur Iu the 108th
Psalm, "Over Edom will I cast out my
hIioc," meaning thereby thnt succosw
should attend the methods used to subdue
the Kdomltcs. It It not unlikely, there
fore, that tho superstitious custom of
throwing the slipper has arisen from tho
auovo construction ot tlio words given.
Tho custom us It originally oxlsted is fnst
dying out. Our forefathers threw old
shoes nfter the wedding equipage. Wo In
this more luxurious age purchase new
white satin slippers on purposo for tho oc
casion. St. Louis Republic.
Ilonutty r)' Ilcni.
"I tell you,". said a postal clerk In the
railway mnll service to a reporter, "that
tho crooked sums In this dustiness doesn't
go very long defore he is unearthed. In
addition to the tnugnlflccnt and perfect de
tective system of the government every
pottnl clerk in tho service Is a detectlvo on
the others. When a department is sus
pectttl every man In it Is under suspicion,
nml tho Innocent clerks aro ns anxious as
tire officials to apprehend the guilty ono to
clear their own skirts.
"Sosno tlmo ago rnthor n nice young fel
low wns running from New York to Pitts
burg. Ho never would sleep nt night, nnd
tho other clerks begun to suspect htm nt
once. Small sums of money were being
missed continually, nud they put up a Job
on him. Money was marked, and the
yousig man was caught with the bills on
"Ho was In tho habit of going through
malls addressed to New Orleans banks and
tho Ixiulslaua lottery while his compan
ions slept. lie was given threo years In a
narrow celt to mend his ways. Oh, it
doesn't pay, to bo dishonest In this busi
ness. I want no threo years In a cooler for
vacation purposes." New York Telegram.
The TnurUt Fears Not IliilIuU.
An mousing and absolutely true story Is
running the rounds of tho press In South
America, and It Is ono which Is peculinrly
characteristic of Hritish coolness. While
tho government and insurgent forces were
face to face Iu the recetitVrgetttlno abort
ive revolution, pouring 'deadly volleys of
bullets Into each other's "ranks, an Kugllsh
tourist and his wife, arrayed In nil the
traditional equipments of puggarees, etc.,
quietly pushed their way through Gen.
Hoca's troops, nud taking their stand Iu
the very front coolly leveled their Held
glasses to survey the fight with tho same
sang-froid with which they would Imve
witnessed a shuin combat at home. Gen.
Hoca who since has become minister of
tho Interior was so struck by their cour
age and itivctenite love of sightseeing nt
whatever risk tlmt, turning round to nu
alde-de-cinip, ho remarked, "No wonder
tho English are the ruling race," Tills In
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