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CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 1892
A Chamber of Horrors!
18 A 1UDLY FUUNMHKI) MLKKl'INU
OUR CHAMBER SUITS
Are not onlv Handsomely Mode and Won
derfully Durable, but they nro so cheap it
will purr.lo you to conceive how they can
possibly be produced for tho money. ThU
Isn't inero talk. If you think It is, come nml
satisfy yourself. You'll put up with no
chamber of horrors when you sec them. We
are especially anxious to ehow them to you.
We also have some
very desirable odd
parlor peices which
are very low in price.
Wc can show you the best and most
-complete gas and gasoline stove made.
ators, Garland stoves
Badge & Morris Co.,
1 1 18 to n 24 N St.
You Know the Place.
WESTERN NORMAL COLLEGE
111-112 Draco Building, Lincoln, Neb.
Call nml see us In regard to tho business or
ohool work, printed mal'or, advertising, etc.
Inrormatlou about courses of study, expenses
etc., cheerfully given.
Persons contemplating orcctliiKcnttaiics In
tho vicinity of tho college aro especially re
quested 10 call.
All old students, former patrons, and any
0110 Interested, are always welcome.
Wm, OHO AN, President.
W.J.Kinhley, Heo. and Trens,
Western Normal College.
$ Section Of Choice i Land $
For $3.00 per acre.
320 Acres in Perkins Co.
For $4,00 per acre,
and several other big bargains in various
flOO I', Htreet. Hucccssorto K. II, Audru
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GOOD GAME WASTED.
DEPLORABLE RESULTS OF INDOLENCE
PORTRAYED BY DR. TALMAQE.
Hnlnmnn's Hatlre ntul llrliiiiicliitlnii of tint
Hluggarri Home Aro Horn l.mry. Mum
Achieve l.nlues nml Home Have I. sil
liest Purred mi Them.
lIltooKl.YN, April 1M. A visitor to the
llrooklyn Tabernacle this mornltiK would
have no dlfllculty In utiderstundluK the so
cretof the attraction which fills thu vast
huildltiK Sunday after Sunday with thronni
of eager listeners. Avoiding abstruse the
ological subjects, Dr. Talmage preached a
senium on a practical topic, giving shruwd
common sense lessons of Inestimable value
to his hearers, especially to the young peo
ple, who make up a largo part of bis con
gregation. Ills text was Proverbs xll, 27,
"The slothful man roustcth not that which
he took In hunting."
David and Jeremiah and F..cktcl and
Micah and Solomon of the text showed
that some time they had been out on a
hunting expedition. Spears, lances,
swords and nets were employed In this
service. A deep pitfall would bo dinned.
In the center of It there was some raised
ground with n pole on which a lamb, would
Inj fastened, and the wild Iwust not seeing
the pitfall, but only seeing tho lamb would
plunge for its prey and dash down, Itself
captured. Hlrds were caught in gins or
pierced with arrow. Tho hunters in olden
time had two missions one to clear the
land of ferocious beasts, and the other to
obtain meat for themselves and their fam
ilies. Tho occupation and habit of hunters
are a favorite Bible simile. David said he
vai hunted by bis enemy like a partridge
ukiii the mountain. My text Is a hunting
TDK IMI'ltOVItlKNT IIUNTKIt.
A sportsman arrayed In a gnrh appropri
ate to the wild chase lets slip tho blood
thirsty hounds from their kennels, and
mounting his licet horse, with a halloo and
the yell of u greyhound pack they are olf
and away, through brake and dell, over
marsh and moor, across chasms where a
misstep would hurl horse and rider to
death, plunging Into mire up to the
haunches or into swift streams up to the
bit, till tho gatno Is tracked by dripping
foam ami blood, and the antlers crack on
the rocks, and tho hunter has just time to
be in at the death. Vet, after all the haste
and peril of the chase, my text represents
this sportsman as being too indolent to
dress tho game and prepare it for food. He
lets it lie in the doorynrd of his home and
become a portion for vermin and beaks of
prey. Thus by one master stroke Solomon
gives a picture of laziness, when he says,
"Thu slothful manroasteth not that which
he took In hunting." Thu most of hunters
have the game they shot or entrapped
cooked the same evening or the next day,
but not so with this laggard of the text.
Too lazy to rip off the hide. Too lazy to
kindle the flro and put thu gridiron on the
Thu first picture I ever bought was an
engraving of Thorwaldsen's "Autumn."
Tho clusters of grapes are ripe on the vine
of thehomcstend,und thu returned hounds,
punting from the chase, are lying on the
doorslll and thu hunter is unshoulderlng
the game, while the housewife Is about to
take a portion of it and prepare it for the
evening meal. Unlike thu person of the
text, she was enough Industrious to roast
that which had been taken In hunting.
Hut thu world has had many a specimen
since Solomon's time of those whose lassi
tude and improvidence and absurdity were
depicted in my text. The most of those
who have made a dead failure of life can
look back and see a time when a great op
portuuity opened, but they did not know It.
They were not as wise as George Stephen
son, "the father of railways," who, when
at sixteen years of age lie received an ap
pointment to work at a pumping engine
for twelve shillings a week, cried out,
"Now, I am a made man for life." God
gives to most men at least one good oppor
tunity. A great Grecian general was met
by a group of la-ggars, and he said totheui:
"If you want la-asts to plow your land I
will lend you some, if you want laud I
will give you some. If you want seed to
sow your land, I will see that you net it.
Hut I will encourage none in idleness."
So God gives to most peoplu an oppor
tunity of extrication from depressed cir
cumstances. As if to create In us a hatred
for Indolence, God has made those animals
which aro sluggish to appear loathsome in
our eyes, while those which nro fleet and
active he has clothed with attractiveness.
The tortoise, thu sloth, thu snail, the
crocodile repel us, while the deer and thu
gazelle are as pleasing as they are fleet,
and from the swift wings of Innumerable
birds God has spared no purple or gold or
jet or crimson or snowy whiteness. Hesldes
all this, the Hlblu is constantly assaulting
thu vice of laziness. Solomon seems to or
der the idler out of his sight as behiK be
yond all human instruction when ho says,
"Go to thu ant, thou sluggnrd; consider
her ways and bu wise." Anil Paul seems
to drive him up from his dining table be
fore he gets through with thu first course
of food witli the assertion, "If any will not
work, neither shall bo eat."
CAUSKS OF t.AZINKSS.
Now, what are the causes of laziness and
what are Its evil results? I knew a man
who was never up to time. It seemed im
possible for him to meet an engagement.
When he was to be married lie missed the
train. His watch seemed to take on thu
habits of Its owner, and was always too
slow. He had a constitutional lethargy
for which lie did not seem responsible. So
indoleucu often arises' from thu natural
temperament. I do not know but there is
a constitutional tendency to this vicu in
every mail. However active you may gen
erally be, have you not on some warm
spriug day felt a touch of this feeling on
you, ulthoiiKh you may have shaken it olT
as you would a reptile? Hut some are so
powerfully tempted to this by their bodily
constitution that all the work of their life
has been accomplished with tills lethargy
hanging on their back or treading on their
You sometimes behold It in childhood.
The child moping and loaning within
doors while his brothers and sisters are at
play, or if ho join them he is behind in
every race and beaten in every game. Ills
nerves, his muscles, his hones aro smitten
with tills palsy. Ho vegetates rather than
lives, creeps rather than walks, yawns
rather than breathes. Thu animal In his
nature is stronger than tho Intellectual.
He Is generally a great eater and active
only when he cannot digest what ho has
eaten. It requires as much elTort for him
to walk as for others to run, Languor and
drowsiness aru his natural inheritance. He
Is built for a slow sailing vessel, a heavy
hulk .tad an lusufllcleut cutwater. Place
an nctlvu man in such a bodily structure
and thu latterwould 1st shaken to pieces in
one day. Every law of physiology demuuiN
that he be supine. Such a ouu is not re
sponsible for this powerful tendency of liU
nature, Ills great duty is resistance.
When I nee a man fight lug an unfortu
tato temperament all my sympathies aro
roused, and I think of Victor Hugo's ac
count of a scene on a warship, where, in
thu midst of a storm at sen, a great cannon
got loose, mid It was crashing this way and
that and would have destroyed thu ship;
and thu chief gunner, at thu almost certain
destruction of his owu life, rushed at It
with a handspike to thrust between tho
pokes of the wheel of thu rolling cannon,
slid by a fortuuutu leverage arrested tho
gun tlil it could Ikj lashed fast. Hut that
struggle did not seem so disheartening na
Hint man enters upon who attempts to
light his natural temperament, whether It
laj too fast or too slow, loo nervous or too
lymphatic. God helphliu, forGod only can.
WKA1.TIIT AND INllUl.KNT.
Furthermore, Indolence Is often tho re
sult of easy circumstances. Hough expert
nice In earlier life seems to be necessary in
order to make a man active and enterpris
ing, Mountaineers are nearly always
swarthy, and those who havo tolled among
mountains of trouble get thu must nerve
and muscle and brain. Those who havu
become tho deliverers of nations, oticu had
not where to lay their heads. Locusts and
wild honey have liecn thu f aru of many n
Joint thu Baptist, while those who have
Wen fondled of fortune and petted and
praised havu often grown ill) lethargic.
They have none of that heroism which
comes from lighting one's own battles,
Thu warm summer sun of prosperity has
weakened and relaxed them. Horn among
the luxuries of life exertion has boon un
necessary, anil therefore they spend their
tlmo in taking It easy. They may outer
Into business, but they aru unfitted for Its
application, Its hardships, for Its repulses,
and after having lost thu most of that
which they have invested, go back to thor
ough Inaction. This costly yacht may do
well enough on the smooth, glassy buy,
but cannot live an hour amid a chopped
Another cuusu of Indolence N severe dis
couragement. There are those around us
who started life with the most sanguine
expectation. Their enterprise excited the
remark of 'all compeers. Hut some sudden
and overwhelming misfortune met them,
and henceforth they have been inactive.
Trouble, Instead of making them more de
termined, hits overthrown them. They
have lost nil self reliance. They imagine
that nil men and all occurrences are
against them. They hang their heads
wiiere once they walked upright. They
never look you up in tho eyes. They ticcomo
misanthropic and pronounce all men liars
and scoundrels. They go melancholic and
threadbare to their graves. You cannot
rouse them to action by the most glitter
In most cases these persons have been
honorable and upright nil their lives, fur
rogues never get discouraged, as there Is
always some other plot they havu not laid
and some other trap they havu not sprung.
There are hut few sadder sights than a
man of talent and tact and undoubted ca
pacity giving up life as a failure, liku a
ilneof inugnlllcont steamers rotting against
wharves, from which they ought to have
been carrying the exportations of a nation.
Every great financial panic produces u
large crop of such men. In the great es
tablishments where they were partners in
business they are now weighers or dray
men or clerks on small salary.
Huverie is also a cause of Indolence.
There aru multitudes of men who expect
to achieve great success in life, who are
entirely unwilling to put forth any phys
ical, moral or intellectual effort. They
havu a great many eloquent theories of
life. They aru all thu whllu expecting
something to turn up. They pass their
life in dreaming. They have read in light
literature how men suddenly and iinex
pectodly came to large estates, or found a
pot of buried gold at tho foot of the rain
bow of Good Luck, or had some great oiler
made them. They have paused their liven
TIIK UNItKASONlNO OITIMIST.
Notwithstanding ho Is pinched with
poverty and any other man would bu
downcast at thu forlorn prospect, he in
always cheerful mid suuguiuu and jovial,
for hu does not know but that he may bu
within a day or two of astounding success.
You cannot but hu entertained witli his
cheerfulness of temper. All thu world
wishes him well, for hu never did unylxidy
any harm. At last lie dies In just thu
same condition in which he lived, sorrow
fill only because hu must leave thu world
just at the time when his long thought of
plans weru about to be successful.
Let no young' man begin life with reverie.
There is nothing accomplished without
hard work. Do not In idleness expect
something to turn up. It will turn down.
Indolence and wickedness always make
bad luck. These people of reverie are al
ways about to begin. They say, "Walt 11
little." So with the child who had a cage
containing a beautiful canary, and the
door of the cage was open, and a cat was in
the room. "Hotter shut thu door of the
cage," said thu mother. "Walt a minute,"
Mild the boy. While hu was waiting the
feline creature with one spriug took the
canary. The way that many lose the op
portunity of a lifetime is by the samu prin
ciple. They say, "Walt a minute." My
advice is not to wait at all.
Again, bad habits are a fruitful source
of indolence. Sinful Indulgences shut a
man's shop and dull his tools and steal his
profits. Dissoluteness Is generally the end
of Industry. There are those who have the
rare faculty of devoting occasionally a day
or a week to loose indulgences, nud at the
expiration of that time go buck with
bleared eyes and tremulous bauds and
bloated cheeks to tho faithful and success
ful performance of their duties. Indeed
their employers and neighbors expect this
amusement or occasional season of frolic
Some of thu loist workmen and most
skillful artisans havu tills modo of con
ducting themselves, but as thu time rolls
on thu season of dissipation becomes more
protracted and thu season of steadiness
and sobriety more limited, uill thu em
ployers become disgusted and Vm man Is
given up ton continual 'Hid rulreiuw idle
ness. When that point has arrived lie
rushes to destruction with nstoulsi.ig vu
loclty. When a man with irroug proclivi
ties of appetite has nothing d do, no for
mer self respect or moral restraint or thu
beseechings of kindred can savu him. Tlio
only safety for a man who feels himself
under the fascination of any form of
temptation is an employment which af
fords neither recreation nor holiday.
KVIUJ OK UIHKOUI.Alt WOltK.
Nothing can be more unfortunate for 11
man of evil Inclination than an occupation
which keeps him exceedingly busy during
a part of thu year and then leaves him for
weeks and months entirely unemployed.
There are many men who cannot endure
protracted leisure. They aru like fractiouu
steeds that must constantly bu kept to the
load, for a week's quiet makes them in
tractable and uncontrollable. Had habits
produce Idleness and Idleness produces
bad habits. The probability Is that you
will either have To give up your loose In
dulgences or elsu glvu up your occupation.
Sin will take all enthusiasm out of jour
work and) utakn you sick of life's drudgery,
iml though now and thou betweou your
icason of dissipation you may rouse up to
sudden activity nud start again In the
sliaso of some high and noble end, oven
though you catch tho gaino you will sink
hack Into sluthfuluess I h' fore you havu
roasted that which you took In hunting.
Had habits unlit a man for everything but
Now, what are the results of Indolence'
A marked consequence of this vicu Is physi
cal disease, Thu healthiness of tho whole
natural world depends uttou activity. Thu
winds, totweduud driven in endless circuits,
wittering tho mists from thu mountains,
and scooping nut death damps from the
caves, and blasting tho miasma of swamps,
ml hurling back thu fetid atmosphere of
great cities, aro healthy just hecuusu of
their swiftness and lincontrollublentm of
sweep. Hut, after awhile, thu wind falls
nud thu hut sun pours through It, and
when thu leaves aru still and tho grain
fluids IhuiiI nut uucu all day lung, then pes
tilencu smites Its victims and digs trenches
fur thu dead.
Thu fountain, born far up lu the wild
wood of thu mountain, comes down
brighter for every obstacle against which
it Is riven, and singing a new song on
ovory shelf nf rock over which it bounds,
till it rolls over thu water wheels lu thu
valley, not ashamed to grind com, and
runs through the long grass of the
meadow, whero the willows reach down to
dip their branches, and tho unyoked oxen
coino at event Idu to cool, Healthy waterl
Bright water I Happy watorf While some
stream, too lazy any innru to run, gathers
Itself into a waysldu pool, whero thu swine
wallow, and filthy insects hop over thu sur
face, and reptiles crawl among thuoor.e,
and frogs utter their hideous croak, and by
day and night there rises from tho foul
mire nud green scum fever and aguu and
death. There Is an endless activity under
foot and overhead.
Not one four o'clock in thu llower lied,
not ouu fly oti thu window pane, not uuo
squirrel gathering food from thu cones of
thu white pine, not ouu rabbit feeding on
clover tops, not ouu drop falling In a show
er, not ouu minnow glancing In thu sen,
not ouu quail whistling from thu grass, not
unu hawk cawing in tho sky but Is busy
now and Is busy always, fulfilling its mis
sion as certainly as any monarch on earth
or any angel in heaven. You hear tho
shout of thu plowlsiys busy in thu field
and the rattle of thu whlflletrees on tho
harrow, but you do not know that there N
more Industry In thu earth upturned and
lu thu dumb vegetation underfoot than In
all that von seu.
NATUIIK'H CKASKLKRfl ACTIVITV.
If you put your enr to a lump of riven
sisl you may hear nothing in tho roots and
Npicuhu of grass, but theru aro at work
spades and cleavers and plledrlvers and
battering rams and Interueuluu wars. I do
nut wonder that tho lively fancy of tho an
cients saw In the Inaulmatu creation
around Floras and Pnmonas and Graces
and Fauns and Fairies and Satyrs and
Nymphs. Everything Is busy. Nothing
is Inanimate, except tho man who cannot
seu thu life and hear thu music. At the
creation thu morning stars sang together,
hut they were only thu choir which wus to
lead all the stars, and all thu mountains
and all thu seas in God's worship, All
natural objects seem at ouu and thu samu
time uniting in work and joy ami worship.
In God's creation theru is no pause In cither
thu worship, or thu work, or thu Joy.
Amid all natural objects ut ouu and the
samu time it Is Halloween and Whit
sunday and Ash Wednesday and All
All thu healthy beauty of that which wo
see and hear in thu natural wurld is de
pendent upon activity and unrest. Men
will be healthy intellectually, morally
and physically only upon the condition of
an active Industry. I know men diu every
day of overwork. They drop down in coal
pits, and among thu spindles of northern
factories, and 011 the cotton plantations of
the south. In every city and town and vil
lage you find men groaning under burdens
as, In thu east, thu camels stagger under
their loads between Alcpx and Damascus.
Llfu is crushed out every day at counters
and workbenches nud anvils. Hut theru
aru other multitudes who dlu from mere
inertia. Indulgences every day aru con
tracting diseases beyond tho cuthollcou of
allopathy and homeopathy and hydropathy
and eclecticism. Bather than work they
rush upon lancets and scalpels,
Nature has provided for those who vio
late her laws by Inactivity whut rheum
for the eyes, and what gout for tho feel,
and what curvature for thu spine, ami
what strictures for the chest, and what tu
bercles for the lungs, and what rheuma
tisms for the muscles, and what neural
gias for the nerves. Nature in time ar
raigns every such culprit at her bar, and
presents against him an indictment of one
hundred counts, uud convicts him on each
one of them. Tho laws of nature will not
stop their action because men may 1st Ig
norant of them. Disease, when it comes
to do its work, does not nsk whether you
understand hygiene or pathology or ma
If there were not so many lies written on
tombstones and in obituaries you would
seu what multitudes of thu world's inhab
itants are slain in their attempts to escape
thu necessity of toil. Men cross oceans
and continents, ami climb thu Alps, and sit
under the sky of Italy or the shadow of
Egyptian Pyramid, and go down into an
cient ruins, and bathe at Baden Baden, and
comu home with the same shortness of
breath, and the samu poor digestion, and
tho samu twitching of thu nerves, when at
home with their own spade they might
have dug health out of thu ground, or
with their own ax hewn health out of a
log, or witli their own scythe garnered
health from thu grain field,
Theru nru many who estimate tho re
spectability of an occupation by the little
exertion it demands, and would not havu
their children enter any employment where
their hands many I mi soiled, forgetting that
a lalsirer's overalls are just as honorable
us a priest's rolM-s and an anvil is just as
respectable as a pulpit. Health flies from
the bed of down ami says, "1 cannot sleep
here;" and from thu table spread with
ptarmigan and epicurean viands, saying,
"I cannot eat hole;" and from the vehicle
of soft cushions and easy springs, saying,
I "I cannot rule here;' anil from houses
j luxuriously warmed and upholstered, say
ing, "I cannot live here;" and some day
you meet health, who declined all these
luxuriant places, walking in the plow's
furrow, or sweltering beside thu hissing
.forge, or spinning among thu looms, or
driving u dray, or tinning a roof, or enrry
I lug ImmIs of brick up thu ladder of a wall.
I IIH.hNKsS is SATAS'H OI'I'OUTINITV.
I Furthermore, notice that indolence en
dangers the soul. Satan makes his chief
conquests over men who either have 110th
I lug to do, or, if they have, refuse to do it,
Theru Is a legend that St, 1 homas, years
After Christ's tesiirrectlon, began again to
ilpuht, and hu went to the Apostles and
told them nlKiiit his doubts. Each AtHistlc
looked at him with surprNe and then said
hu must bu excused, for he had no tlmo to
listen any longer. Then ht. Thomas went
u tho devout women of his tlmo and ex.
pressed his doubts. They said thoy wore
torry, nut tiiey nan no tlmo to listen,
l'lien St, Thomas concluded that it was
because thoy wero so busy that tho Apos
tles and tho devout women had no doubts.
Idleness not only leads a man Into as
loclr.tlons which harm his morals, hut
jfttr. thrusts unui him tho worst kind of
skepticism, loafor are almost always In-
(Idols, or fast getting to Is-. Consummate
Idlers never read the Bible, nml If they ap
pear In church can Iki distinguished lu an
ituillenreof i thousand by their listless
ness, for they ore too lar.ytu hear. It is
nut so much among occupied merchants,
Industrious mechanics and professional
men always busy that you hear tho reli
gion of Jesus maligned, ns lu public
lounging places, given up to profanity and
dissoluteness. They havo tin sympathy
witli the I look liiat says, "hot him Hint
Molu steal no mure; but rather let him
labor, working with his hands thu thing
which Is good, that ho may havo to give
to him that ueedeth,"
I never knew a man given tin to thor
ough Idleness that was converted, Slmuu
and Andrew weru converted whllu fishing,
and Lydla whllu selling purple, and thu
shepherds of Bethlehem watching their
flocks heard thu voice of angels, nud Gid
eon was thrashing on tho thrashing flour,
hut no ouu was over converted with his
hands In his mckcts. Let urn tell tho Idler
that theru Is no hopu for li I tit either In this
world or In thu wurld which Is to come.
If thu Sun of God, who owned thu whole
universe, worked lu tho carpunter shop of
Joseph, surely wo, who owu so little, yet
want so much, ought tu hu busy. Tho re
deemed lu heaven aru uover Idio. What
exciting songs they slngl
On what messages of Invu they fly
through all thu universe, fulfilling God's
high behests and taking worlds lu one cir
cuit; rushing with Infinite (Icrcciiost
against sin and cruelty and oppression,
and making thu gates of hell to quake at
the overthrow of tho principalities of dark
ness, and In tho same twinkle of an eye
speeding back to their thrones with the
news of sinners repentant. Thu Itlver of
LlfuN over flowing, and thu palms over
waving, and the hallelujahs over rising,
and thu harps over sounding, and thu tem
pi o always open, and thu golden streets
always a-rush with chariots of salvation,
and tho last place which you ought over to
want to go to Is heaven, unless you want
to In) busy,
Alas, my hearers, that In this world
there should bo so many loungers and so
few workers. Wo go Into the vineyard of
tho church and we hear tho arlmr groan
under the heft of the vines nud the clus
ters hanging down, largu nud thick and
ripe, cluster against cluster, fairer than thu
bunches of Eshcol mid Eugeill, and at a
touch they will turn Into wine mnn ruddy
than that of Llbauus nml HoIImjii. Hut
whero nro tho men to gather tho vintage
and tread the wine prcssr Theru comes to
your ear a sound of a thousand wheat
Holds ready for thu sickle. Tho grain is
ready. It Is tall, It Is full, it is golden.
It waves In the sunlight. It rustles In the
wind. It would fill the bams. It would
crowd the gamers. After awhile It will
lodge, or the mildew and tho rust will
ItKAl'KIW IN TIIK WOIII.D'8 IIAHVK8T.
Oh, where are tho reapers to bind tho
sheaves I Tho enemies of God are mar
shaled. You seu thu glitter of their buck
lers. You hear thu pawing of their chargers,
and all along thu lino of battle is hoard tho
shout of their great captain, and nt tho
armies of the living God they hurl their
defiance. They come, not In numbers like
thu hosts of Sennacherib, hut their inultU
tudo Is liku thu leaves of thu forest, and thu
sound of their voices like thu thunder of tho
sea. Mailed in hell's impenetrable armor,
they advance with thu waving of their
banners and the dancing of their plumes.
Their ranks aro nut ensilyto lie broken,
for thu batteries of hell will open to help
them and ten thousand unguis of darkness
mingle In tho fight. Whero aru thu chosen
few who will throw themselves Into thu
jaws of this conflict?
King JiuncH gavu to Sir John Scott, for
his courage, n charter of arms with a mini-In-r
of spears for thu crest and the motto,
"Headyl aye, rcadyl" and yet, when God
calls us to the work and tho cause demands
our espousal and interests dreadful as the
judgment and solemn as eternity tremble
lu the balance, how fuw of us are wllllug
to throw ourselves Into thu breach, crying,
"Heady I aye, ready I"
Oh, I should like to see God arise for
the defense of his owu cuusu and tho tils
euthralmuiit of a world lu bondage) How
the fetters would snap nud how the dark
ness would fly, and how heaven would
sing. You have never seen nn army like
that which God shall gather from the four
u luds of heaven to fight his battles. They
shall cover every hilltop and stretch
through every valley and man thu vessels
on every sea. Theru shall neither bo ui
roar nor wrath nor smoke nor bloodshed.
Harvests shall not lie waste in tho track
nor cities Inj consumed. Instead of thu
groans of captives shall come tho song of
Yet the conquest shall Imj uonu the less
complete, for If In that hour when all
ihoiihl bu vigilant tho church of God
should neglect to seizu thu prize and the
cause should seem to fall, from tho grave
yards and cemeteries of all Christendom
the good and faithful of thu past would
spring to their feet in time to save the
cause, and though thu sun might not again
stand stUI above Gibeon, or thu moon in
thu valley of AJulou, thu day would bo long
enough to gain a decisive victory for God
nud the truth.
Hut my text is descriptive also of those
who hunt for opportunities, and when they
get them, do not use them. The rabbit
they overcome by an early morning tramp
lies fur weeks uncooked in tho dooryurd.
the iloer that they brought down after
long and exhausting pursuit in thu Adl
roudacks lies on tho doorslll undressed nud
the savory venison becomes a malodorous
carcass. They roast not thnt which they
took in hunting. Opportunities laborious
ly captured, yet useless, and that which
camu in invitingly, like a string of plover
nud quail and wild duck hung over a
hunter's shoulder, turus to something
worsu than nothing,
So with Agrippu when almost persuaded
to Inj a Christian. So with the lovely
young man who went away from Christ
very sorrowful. So with tens of thousands
' who havo whole bauds full, whole skies
full of winged opportunities which profit
I them iiotiiingat all, la'catisethuy roast not
that which they took in hunt lug. Oh,
. make out of this captured moment a ban-
)uut for eternity, The greatest pri.e in
tlio universe to Inj won Is thu luvu and par
don of Christ. Win thnt and you can say.
Now 1 have found a Friend
WliOkC love shall never end,
Jesus Is mine!
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