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i&W MM vxnfitmainMXM CAPITAL lTa? COURIER, SATURDAY JUNE 27, 1891. K l m T &"- V. s-f .!" tf L rr fc. v- h Jf . fc. .. "xt tiiftahmrnacle; OR. TM.MAQE PREACHES ON VARI OUS KINDS OF PRODIGALS. The t'rrw That Wat Almost SsvimI Thn rnloni.l Criminal Th Godly Sorrow Tli l lmttti lit HrtrntMiice, IIkookltn, Jtino'JI. Dr. Tnlmngo's ser mon this morning watt nn apiwal to young men. Numbers of theso coma to tho Tnli crnnclo service many of thorn from coun try home, where they received Chrlttlnn training, which, In tho temptations of city life, Ima lccn cn.t nlf Dr. Taltnngo onlled his sermon "Thu Homesick Soul," nnd III text was from tho parable of thu prodigal on, Lukoxv, 18. "I will arise nnd go to my father." Thoro U nothing Ilka hunger to tnko tho energy out of n mnn. A hungry miin cm toll neither with ixin, nor hand, nor foot. There has I won nmny nn army defeated, not so much for luck of iimmiuiltlun as for Inck of bread. It was tlntt fact Unit took tho flro out of thin young mnn of tho text Btorm nnd oxpostiro will wear out any man's llfo In lliui, hut hunger mnkesiilck work, Tho most nwful cry ovor heard on Mirth In tho cry for bread. A traveler tells as that In Asia Minor them are trees which boar fruit looking very much like tho long bonn of our tlmu. It Is called thucarah. Onco Inn while tho people reduced to destitution would eat theso enrahs, hut generally tho carahi, tho bean spoken of here In thu text, were thrown only to tho wine, nnd they crunched llioui with groat avidity. HutthU young man of my text could not ovon get them without stealing tliein. So one day amid thu (twine trotiKhs ho begins to soliloquize. lie, says: "Theso aro no clothes for a rich man's sou to wear; this Is no kind of business for a Jow to Ihi engaged In feeding swine; I'll go homo, I'll go home; I will nrlso and go to my fnthor." I know thero nro n great nmny people who try to throw n fascination, a romancti, a halo about sin; but notwithstanding all that Lord Byron nml George Sand havo aid In regard to It It Is a menu, low. con. temptlblo business, and nutting food and fodder Into the troughs of n herd of Iniqui ties that root nnd wallow In the soul of nan Is a very poor business for men nnd women Intended to be sons and daughters at the Lord Almighty. And when this young mnn resolved to go homo It was a Tory wlso thing for him to do, and tho only question Is whether wo wll follow him. I Satan promises largo wanes if wo will err him, but ho clothes his victims with rags, and ho pinches them with hunger, and when they start out to do better ho sets aftor them nil tho bloodhounds of per dltlou. Satan conies to us today and ho promises all luxuries, all emoluments If we will only servo him. Liar, down with then to the pltl "The wages of sin Is death." Oh, the young mnn of the text was wise when ho uttered tho resolution, "I will arise nnd go to my fnthor." 1 In tho tlmu of Mary tho Persecutor, n persecutor camo to a Christian woman who ad hlddon In her house for the lord's sake one of Christ's servants, aud tho per secutor said, "Whero Is that heretlcf" Tho Christian woman said, "You open that trunk, and you will seo tho heretic." Tho persecutor opened the trunk, and on tho ton of the linen of the trunk he saw a gloss. Ha said,' "Then Is no herettohere," "Ah," she said, "you look In tho glass, and you will seo the herettel" As I tako up tho mirror of God's won! today would that in stead of seeing tho prodigal son of tho text we might see ourselves our want, our wandering, our sin, our lost condition so that wo might bo as wlso as this youug man was, and say, "I will arise and go to Bay father." I IN BOnilOW ONE LONOS FOIl A KATIIKIL I The resolution of this text was formed In disgust at his pruaout circumstances. If this young man had been by his umployor set toculturlug (lowers or training vines over an arbor or keeping account of tho pork market or overseeing other laborers ho would not have thought of going homo. U he bad hod his pockets full of money, If he bod boon able to any, "I have n thousand dollar now of tny own; what's tho uso of my golug bock to my father's houso? do you think I am going back to npologlzo to tho old man? why ho would put mu on tho limits; ho would not have going on around the old place such conduct as I have been engaged In; 1 won't go home; thoro Is no reason why 1 should go homo; I liavo plenty of money, plenty of pleasant sur roundings, why should I go homer" Aht it was his pauperism, it was his beggary. Be had to go home. Soma man comes nud says to mei "Why do you talk about the ruined state of tho human soulf why don't you speak about the progress of tho Nineteenth century, and. talk of something mora exhllaratlogr" It s for this reason: A mnn hover wants the gospel until he 'realises ho is In a fam ine struck state. Suppose 1 should come to you In your home and you nro In good, sound, robust health, and I should begin to talk about medicines, aud about haw much better this medicine Is than that, and some other medicine than some other medicine, and talk about this physician and that physician. After n while you set tired, and you would sayt "I don't want to hoar about medicines. Why do you talk to me of physicians? I never havo a doctor." I But suppose I come into your house and I And you severely sick, and I know tho . medicines that will cure you, and I know . the physician who Is skillful euough to meet your case. You say: "Bring on that medicine; bring on that physician. I am terribly sick, nnd I want help." If I cauie to you and you feel you aro all right In body, aud all right in mind, and all right In soul you have need of nothing-, but sup pose I have persuaded you that tho leprosy of sin Is upon you, the worst of all sickness; oh, then you say: "Bring me that balm of the gospel; bring me that dlvino medicament; bring me Jesus Christ." Hut says some one In the audience, "How do you prove that we are In a ruined oondttlou by sin?" Well, I can prove It In two ways, and you may have your choice. I mn prove It by the statements of men or by the statement of God. Which shall It bsf You all say, "It us have the state Beat of God." Wull, he says In one place, "The heart Is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked." He says In another place, "What is man that he should be ctoanf and be which is born of a woman, that be should be righteous?" He says In another place, "There is none that doeth good, no, not one." He says In another place, "As by one man sin entereth Into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men, for that ail have sinned.", "Well," you say, "I am willing to acknowledge that, but why should I take tho particular fescue that you propose?",: This Is the rsason, ',?' Ex cept a'maa'be bora again b cannot see tha kingdom of God." This Is tho reason, "There is one name given under heaven among men whereby they maybe saved." r. " to say, "Well, I nut ready to accept this help of tho Oopol, I would llko to have this dlvino euro, how shall I go to work?'1 liet me say thnt n inero whim, nn unde fined longing amount to nothing. You must haven stout, tremendous resolution llko this young man of tho text when ho said, "I will nrlso nnd go to my father." TIIK AUOUNPINO MK1ICV or (10U. "Ohl" says some mnn, "how do I know my father wants mo? How do I know, If I go bnck, I would bo received?" "Ohl" snys some man, "you don't know whero I hnve boon; you don't know how far I hnvo wandered; you wouldn't talk thnt way to mo If you knew nil tho iniquities I hnvo committed," What is thnt llutter among thu nngols of God? It is news, It Is nowsl Christ has found tho lo Nor nnircln can thulr Joy contain. Hut klmllu with now lire; TIju sinner tent, U round, thoy slug, a ml Htrlko tho somulltig lyre. When N'lipnlcoii talked of going Into Italy, they saldi "You can't get thoro. If you know wimt tho Alps wore you wouldn't talk about It or think of It. You can't get your ammunition wagons ovor thu Alps." Then Napoleon two in his stirrups nud waving his hand to ward thu mountains, ho said, "There shall bo no Alps." That wonderful pass was laid nut which has been thu won durmont of all thu years since tho won derment of all engineers. And you tell tnu thoro nro such mountains of sin be tween your soul aud God, thcru Is no mercy. Then I seo Christ waving his hand toward tho mountains. I hear him say, "I will come over tho mountains of thy sin nud tho hills of thy Iniquity," Thoro shall Ihj no Pyrenees; thero shall bo no Alps. Again, I notice that this resolution of tho young mnn of tho text was founded In sor row at his mlsbchnvlor. It was not mere physical plight. It was grief thnt ho had so maltreated his fnthor. It is n sad thing after a father has done overythtng for a child to have that child bo ungrateful. How sharper thnn-a serpent's tooth, It Is, To hnvo n thankless child. Thnt Is Shakespeare. "A foolish sou Is thu heaviness of his mother." That Is tho lilblo. Well, my friends, have not some of us tcon cruel prodigals? Hnvo wo not maltreated our Father? And such a Father! So loving, so kind. If ho had been n stranger, If he had forsaken us, If ho had flagellated us, if ho hod pounded us nnd turned us out of doors ou tho com mons, It would not have been so wonderful our treatment of him; but ho Is a Father so loving, so kind, and yet how many of ua for our wanderings hnvo uover apolo gised. Wo apologise for wrongs done to our follows, hut aomo of us perhaps hnvo committed ten thousand times ten thou sand wrongs against God nnd uover apolo gised. I remark still farther that this resolu tion of tho text was founded lu a feeling of homesickness. I don't know how long this youug mnn, how many months, how many years he had been awny from his father's house: but thero Is something In tho reodlug of my text that makes mu think ho was homesick. Somo of you know what that feeling is. Far awny from homo sometimes, surrounded by every thing bright and pleasant plouty of friends you hnvo said, "I would give the world to bo home tonight." Well, this youug man was homesick for his father's house. I havu no doubt when he thought of his father's houso he said, "Now, per haps, father may uot bo living." WAS TIIK Vuodioal's'motiieu ntCAD? We, road nothing lu litis story this par able founded ou, everyday llfo we read nothing about tho mother. It says noth ing about going homo to her. I think she was dead. I thlnkshuhad died of a broken heart at his wanderings- A mnu never gets over having lost his mother. Noth ing said about her heru. Hut ho is home sick for his father's bouse. Ho thought ho would just like to go and walk around tho old place. He thought ho would Just llko to go and scu If things were as thuy used to he. Many a man after having been off a long whllu has gonu hoinu aud knocked at thu door, nnd a stranger has come. It is tho old homestead, but a stranger comes to tho door. Ho finds out father is gone and mother Is gone, nud brothers and sis ters all gone. I think this young man of tho text said to himself, "Porha father may bo dead." Still he starts to And out. Ho is homesick. Aro there any here today homesick for God, homuslck for heaven? A sailor, after having been long on tho sea, returned to his father's house, aud his mother tried to persuade lilm not to go away again. She said: "Now you had bet ter stay at homo. Don't go away; wo don't want you to go. You will bavo it u great deal better hero." But It mado lilm angry. Tho night before ho went away again to sea he heard his mother praying in tho next room, aud that made htm moru angry, lie wont tar out ou tho sea anil a storm came up, and bo was ordered to very perilous duty, and ho ran up tho ratlines, and amid tho shrouds of thu ship ho heard tho voice that he had heartl In tho next room. He tried to whlstlo It off, ho tried to rally his courage, but he could not silence that voice he had hoard In the uext room, aud thero Jn'tho storm and tho dark-, ness na4 saiur wiiorui w" wrowm 'i have'been-,t what awretcli I am. Help" me lust now. Lord'God." And I thought' lu this assemblage today thero may bo'somo who may have tho memory of a father's petition or n mother's prayer pressing mightily upon the sou), and thnt this hour they may mnko tho same resolution I tlud In my text, saying, "I will arise and go to my father." ILLUSTIUTION OP TUB ItESCUED UOY. A lad at Liverpool went out to bathe, went out Into tho sea, went out too far, got beyond his depth and ho floated far away. A ship bound for Dublin came along nud took him ou board. Sailors aro geuerally very generous fellows, aud ono gavo him a cap and another gavo him n jacket, aud an other gave him shoes. A gentleman pass ing along on tho beach at Liverpool found tho lad's clothes and took them home, and the father was heartbroken, tho mother was heartbroken at the loss of their child. They bad heard nothing from him day after day, and they ordered the usual raourulng -for tho sad event. But the lud took ship from Dublin and arrived In Liv erpool the very day the garments arrived. lie knocked at tne uoor, nnu mo tamer was overjoyed, and the mother was over Joyed at the return of their lost son. Oh, my friends, have you waded out too deep? Havo you waded down Into sin? Have you waded from the shore? Will you come back? When you come back, will you come In the rags of your sin, or will you come robed In the Saviour's righteousness? I believe the latter. Go home to your God today. He la waiting for you. Go hornet But I remark concerning tuls resolution, It was immediately put Into execution. The context says, "Ho arose and came to bis father," The trouble in nine hundred aud ulnety-nine times put of a thousand is that our resolutions amount to nothing be cause we make them for some distant time. If I resolve to become a Christian next I year, that amounts to nothing at all. If I resolve to become a Christian tomorrow, Tlie'ii there aron ihousniid rolec here ready rfc V i' m hiiihii '(n , M t l At Ikll IfTrih I .M.W ....IV.I,.. ,W NFk .V Rill .. - holva at tho service tonight to lccomo a Christian, thnt amounts to nothing nt nil. If I resolve nfter I go homo today to yield my heart to God, that amounts to nothing at nil. Tho only kind of resolution that amounts to anything Is tho resolution that Is Immediately put Into execution. There Is a man who hail tho typhoid fever. He salili "Ohl If I could gut over this terrible dUtressI If this fever should depart, if I could Ira restored to health, 1 would nil tho rest of my llfo servo God." Tho fever departed. He got well enough to walk around tho block. Ho got woll enough to go over to Now York nnd attend to husluets. Ho Is well todny as well as hoovurwas. Whero Is tho broken vow? Thero Is a man who said long ago, "If I could live to thu year IS'JI, by that time I will havo my business matters arranged, and I will havu tlmo to attend to religion, nnd I will Imi a good, thorough, consecrated Christian." Tho yenr 1801 has como. , January, Fulf ruary, March, April, Mny, Juno nlmost half of thu year gone. Where Is your broken vow? "Oh," says somo main "I'll attend to that when I can tret niv charac ter fixed up. When I can got over my ovll habits, lam nowuiveii tostronu drink. "nr. says thu man, "I amglventouncleatiness," or, snys thu man, "I nm given toillshuues- ty. When I gut over my present habits, thou I'll bu a thorough Christian." My , brother, you will gut worse nud worse, un til Christ takes you lu hand. "Not tho ' righteous; sinners, Jesus camo to call." UANUt:it OK HtOCItASTINATION. Oil! but you say, "I agree with you on all that, but 1 must put It of! n little longer," Do you know thuru were many , who came just as near as you nro to thu . kingdom of God and never entered It? I , was nt Knst Hampton and I went Into thu cemetery to look around, nnd in that cemetery thero nro twelvo graves side by I sldo tho graves of sailors. Tills crew, somo . years ngo, in a ship went Into thu breakers at Amagansutt, alxiut tliroo miles away. I My brother, then preaching nt Knst Hntup- ton, had been nt thu burial. These men of tho crew camo very near tielng saved. Thu neoplu from Amagnusett saw tho vessel, aud they shot rockets, nnd they scut , roties from tho shore, nnd these poor fel-, lows got Into tho !out, and they pulled mightily for tho shore, but Just before they got to tho shore tho rope snnpped and tho boat cnpslsed and they were lost, their IxkIIcs afterward washed up on tho beach. Oh, what it solemn day it was I bavo been told of it by my brother when these twelvo men lay nt tho foot of the pulpit ' and ho read over them tho funeral service! They camo very near Bhoro within shout ing distance of tho shore yet did not nr rlvo on solid land. Thcru aro soinu men who comu almost to tho shoru of God's mercy, but uot quite, uot quite. To Ihi only almost saved is uot to bo saved at nil. I will tell you of two prodigals, tho one thnt got hack and tho other that did not get back. In Virginia thcru Is u very pros perous aud beautiful homo lu many re spects. A young man wnndered off from that homo. He wnndered very far Into sin. They heard of him often, but ho was al ways on tho wrong track. He would not go homo. At tho door of that beautlfui homo ono night thero was a great outcry. Thu young mnn of tho houso ran down nud opened tho door to seo what was tho mat ter. It was midnight. The rest of tho family wore asleep. Thoro were tho wife and tho children of this prodigal young man. Tho tact was ho had come home nud driven them out. He said: "Out of this house. Away with these children; I will dash their brains out Out into tho atorml" Tho mother gathered them up nud tied. Tho next morning tho brother, the youug man who had stayed at homo, went out to find this prodigal brother and son, nnd he came whore ho was, and saw tho young man wandering up and down in front of tho place whero ho had been staying, nml tho young mnn who bad kept his integrity said to tho older brother: "Hero, what does nil this mean? What is tho matter with you? Why do you net In this way?" Tho prodigal looked nt him and said: "Who am I? Who do you tako mo to Ihj?" He said, "You are my brother." "No, I am uot; I nm n brute. Have you seen anything of my wlfo and children? Aro they dead? I drove them out last night in tho storm. I am a brute. John, do you think thero Is any help for mo? Do you think I will over get over this life of dissipation?" Ho said, "Brother, thero is just onu thing that will atop this." Tho prodigal rati his linger across his throat nud said: "Thnt will stop It, and I'll stop It before uight. Ohl my bralu; I can stand it no longer." That prodigal never got home. But I will tell you of a prodigal that did get homo. TWO ItAN AWAVi BUT OSK IlKTUflNKD. Ill England two young men started from their father's house and went down to Portsmouth. Tho father could not pursue his children; for somo reason ho could not ieavo home, and so ho wrote a letter down to Mr. Grtfllu, saying: "Mr. Griffin, I wisli you would go aud seo my two sons. They have arrived in Portsmouth, aud they are going to tako ship nud going away from homo. 'I wtsh you would ttersumle them back.!' Mr. GrltUn wen t and lie tried tqr persuaue mora uhck. aie porsuauea oue w go. j Hon went with very easy 'persuasion uocauseine .wosvery. uomesioK. ainuuiy. The other young man said: "I will not go. I have had enough of homo. I'll never go home." "Well," said Mr, Grifllu, ''thou If you won't go home I'll got you a respectable position on a resnectablo ship." "No you won't," said tho prodigal; "No you wou't. I am golug as a common sailor; that will plague my father most, and what will do most to tantallzo nnd worry him will please mo best Years passed on, nnd Mr. Grifllu was seated tn his study ono day when a mes sage came to him that there was a young man lu Irons on u ship at tho dock a youug man conuemneu to ueatli who wished to see this clergyman. Mr. Grldln member timt young mail 1 you irieci to per- weui uown 10 iuo uoca aim wenion snip- 'Ufa also customary to wear sackcloth mid board. Tho young man wild to him, "ou R0 ,,Uo mornK ,,t thu tltneof an eclipse, uoin Know me, uo your- ro, no snmj . leagt lllltli ti. gun ja8 been rescued "I don't know you." "Why, don't you ro- , ,i, r,,t. .lr.iu-nn whlrh n,k tn dn. suade to go Home, ami no woutunt gor lagt tho eml)eror Wtt8 petitioned. Ho be "Oh.ycs." said Mr. Grllllu. "Aro you that ' 1.,.. ... linurtitinii ,,u 1,1. ,-.nrfi. nr,iarMi manf" "Yes, I am that man," said the other. "I would like to have you pray for mo. 1 navecommiweu muruer.nuu 1 must uie, uut 1 uunt wuuv iu ku ul1 01 mis world until some oue prays for me. You are my father's friend, aud I would like to have you pray for me." Mr. Griffin went from judicial authority to Judicial authority to get tho young man's pardon. Ho slept uot night nor day. He went from influential persou to Influ antlal person until some way he got that young man's pardon. Ho camo uown on the dock, and as be arrived on the dock with tho pardon the father tame. He had heard that htsson.nnderadlsguised name, bad been committing crlmo aud was golug to be put to death. So Mr. Grllllu and the father went on the ship's deck, and ivt the very moment Mr. Grlllln olTercdtho pardon to the young man, the old father threw his arms around tho son's neck and tho son said: "Father, I have doue very wrong aud I nlff Vfrj'sorfy "tl5li HffcrevW broken" your heart. I a.n very sorry." "Ohl"sald tho father, "don't mention It; it don't make any illfTercnco now, It Is nil over. I forgive you, my sou," nnd ho klsscd-hlm nud kissed him nnd kissed him. Today I offer you thu pardon of tho gos pelfull pardon, free pardon. I do not care what your sin has been. Though you say you havu committed n crlmo ngnlnst God, against your own soul, ngalust your fcllowmnti, against ynnr family, ngnlnst thu day of Judgment, against thu cross of Christ whatever your crlmo has been, heru Is pardon, full pardon, nnd tho very moment that you tako that pardon your heavenly father throws his arms around about you nud says: "My son, I forgive jou. It is all right. You are as much In triy favor now as If you had nover sinned." 01 there is joy on earth nnd joy in heaven. Who will tuku thu father's embrace? TIIK MANIAC. TIIK Cltt.MINAL AND TIIK UtIIDK. There was a gentleman in n rail car who saw lu that samu car thrcu passengurs of very dilTerunt circumstances. Tho first was a maniac. Ho was carefully guarded by his attendants. His mind, llko a ship dismasted, was Ix-ating against u dnrk, ileaolatu coast, from which no lielu couhl comu. Thu train stopped, nud tho man was taken out Into tho asylum to wastu away, perhaps, through years of gloom. Tho second passenger was n culprit. Tho outraged law had seized on him. As tho cars Jolted thu chains rattled. Ou his face were crime, depravity and despair, Tho ' train halted and ho was taken out to tho penitentiary, to which ho had been con demned. Thcru was tho third passenger, under far dl.Terent circumstances. She was a bride. Kvery hour was gay us a J mnrrlagulH-lt. Llfo glittered and beckoned. Her companion was taking her to his fa ther's bouse. Thu train halted. Thu old man was thero to welcome her to her new home, nud his whlto locks snowed down ' upon her as ho scaled his word with a fa- I titer's kiss. Quickly wo fly toward eternity. Wo will soon bo thero. Somo leave this llfo con- I domncd. Oh, may it bo with us, that, leaving this fleeting life for tho next, we mny find our Father ready to greet us to our now homo with him forever. That will bo a mnrrlngo banquet! Father's wel come) Fnther's bosom! Father's klssl Heaven! Henven! James Keeps Ills Place. Thero Is a small boy working In a mer- fsnti llii out nltllalittintit Itt tlita tnivn t1irt lu not ,koly to l)u mllgwi whlj0 uo tny8 , Now York state and tho present laws stand as they do. .More than tnis concerning this young man It would be rnsh to proph esy. Now, the merchant who employs lilm to do a great many things very badly Is large, ! red of face, pompous and dignified. He wiuf uiicu in uiu twiiiiiu Kiiuury n iv iuiiiiii ton when Hoscoo Conkling sat down, met aphorically speaking, ou a statesman from Jimtown or somo other place. Since that tlmo this merchaut has been Conkling esquo, particularly when rebuking nn em ploye. Now the small boy, who mny bo called James, succeeded tho other day In perform ing somo especially villainous action that drew down upon him thu wrath of his em ployer. So ho was called Into tho presence. Tho dignified merchant expanded his chest, frowned aud proceeded to annihilate the small boy with a look. Tho small boy would not annihilate. "James 1" said tho merchant haughtily. "Yas, sir," said James not at all haught ily. "I wish you to listen to mo." "Yas, sir," said James. "This sort of thing won't do at all, air." "Yas, sir," said James. "There can be no apology for such pro ceedings! Do you hear, sir?" said tho mer chant. "I will not hear of an apology, slrl" "Yas, sir," said James, "but I haven't made nono." Then the seance closed, nnd James is not yet discharged. Thu haughty merchant is still thinking the matter over, nnd does not sue his way clear. James does. Now York Recorder. Lnille Hiding Sltleway. Thu Introduction of thu stylu of riding on horseback sldu saddle is attributed to Anna of Bohemia, consort of Richard II. She it was, according to Stowu, who originally showed thu women of England how grace fully nnd conveniently thuy might ridu ou horseback sideways. Another historian, enumerating thu new fashions of Richard U's reign, observes: "Likewise noble indies then used high heads, and corsets aud robes with long trains, and seats on sldu saddles on their horses, by tho example of tho respectable Queen Anna, daughter of tho king of Bo hemia, who first introduced tho custom into tho kingdom; for before women of every rank rode as men." Stothard, lu his beautiful illustrative picture pf Chaucer's "Canterbury Pil grims," appears, according to the above quoted authorities, to havo committed nn anachronism In placing tho most conspicu ous female character of his fine composi tion sideways an her steed. That tho indy ought to hnvo been depicted riding tho male fashion might have been inferred, without any historical research on tho sub ject, from tho poet's describing her as hav ing nn her feel "a pair of spurres sharne." Detroit Free Press. The Oreut Sun Dragon. It Is the belief among both tho Ignorant ami tin iwlitpiitpfl nlAHHAA fit Hhlnn. that j eclipses of tho sun nro cnused by a great urugon wmcil uixempi-H iu uuvour me cen ter of our solar Bystom. An eclipso which was vislblu In tho Celestial empire occurred nt n tlmu when tho peoplu weru celebrating tho birthday of tho emperor. Now, It is ,.. .nutiti, tn f-Alitiruti alK.li fill nVMllt nlml ' j tuo ym raiment that can bu afforded; vourit. Here. 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