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CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 189J
is the pivot
A iramber of year ago I suggested
OM of my client Mint he place aa
advertisement for goods used clu
lvely by moil In n paper supposed to
ft reed exchnlvely y women. The
advertisement -nrl It continued
In that paper several consecutive
ear. The MOtiml mull cmIi mIm,
earning directly fnwt that advertl
nt, wero two or three time m
gnat, reckoning proportionate coat,
Man oamn from Hid Mini advertise
gaentlnany of the hundred paper
ty client wasadveriUliigln. Blnoa
then I have nmde ihea experiment
anytime, until I Mli I liavaa
right to clnlin tlint Ilia experiment
Ma passed Into fact. AfalVi O, TouUr,
Jr., AdrtrU$ng Rxptrt,
CouMixn It tha favorite journal
the ladle of Lincoln and adjacent
try. Plant your announcement In It
Ithrr and rcau beat results.
lliu nt limit ox
pernio replaced hi
Willi 11 now Dnlli"
myer, direct from t.omlnn, ami Is now belter
prepared tlmnovor to 1I0 lino work, from n
looket m to lift lo. Open from to u. in. to i
p, m, Holidays,
Studio, iai4 O itreet.
TJHh 1 O WARD'S
CREAM OF ROSES.
Vk meal xqulslt preparation fortbeakla.
Re Chapped llai.U, dialed or Hoalaed
moves Tnn and Freckles.
ltWe eur fO" i It,
Kxeellent to uaa eltet
H. Perfe ily n rimes, l'rloe Twaaty
aania. Hoi I '" all nrsl-olas druggist.
C. L. RICHARDS,
bbdd Tuition) Fall term, In sovoti differ
rnCEi ent courses. Only high grailo In
dependent Normal In llio state. The Fluent
Building. Equipment", nml Ablest Normal
Faculty. No experiment, hut nn cstahllshod
Management, 40 coimcs, 38 teachers nnd lee.
turera. A live school for Ilm masses. Write
fbrcatnloguoto F. F. ItOOHK. Malinger.
FAST MAIL ROUTE I
2 DAILY TRAINS 2
Atchison, Leavenworth, St. Joseph,Kantas
City, St. LouU and all Point South
East and Wct.
The direct line to Ft. Scott, Parsons.
Wichita, Hutchinson and all principal
aitnte in Kama.
The only road to the Great Hot Spring
I Arkansas. Pullman Sleepers and Free
Reclining Choir Cats on all trains.
MR. MILLAR, R. P. R, MUUR,
City Ticket A gt. Gsn'l gint
Memcmbtr that the
best route to Chicago from Lincole
(through Omaha) is
Via the Hock Island."
The pining Cars are alt
new and elegant ; the
service everybody knows
it the beat in
the United State.
Have newer and better Sleepert,
handsome Day Coaches,
bee Hedining Chair Care,
and the train is new and the
handsomest that rune from
Lincoln to Chicago (via Omaha),
If you want to be
convinced of this fact,
eempare it with other
to-called first-class lines.
Tickets for sale by
City Passenger Agent,
In the Hotel Lincoln."
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TALMAGE IN EUJIOPE.
PRACTICAL fJEftMON ON THE PROD
Pin I a Mean and Oiintrinptllijo Thing
at Alt Times, and the I'rontlirs (it
Katan Am Never Kept I'rncrastliiatlan
London, Aug. 'Jl. Dr. Tnluingo linn torn
Breaching during tho pant week every day.
IrMdra the eiiKiiKi'ineulM tniulo In hla
orlmlnnl programme for tha week bo
prenched In fuverul toivim which ho hail
promised to visit enrller, but liml Iwen un
nhln (o do mi owIiik to no much morn time
tlmn ho expected Ih'Iiik tnken tip by hta
vUlt to HiiHutn, whither ho went to attend
tlmdintrihutlon of Tim Chrlatlnii Hernld
relief enro. Tho caiicellnn of theno en
(cnKeineuta CAiueii acute (llHnpiKilntitient
to tho cltlr.enx, ami no far na poHxIblo Dr.
TalmnRc lias yielded to their entreaties to
fix a inter date. Tho nudlencea lat week
nt Icdn, llrndfonl, Hhcflleld nnd Derby
wero enormoiiH, nnd nt each place the pop
ular ovation In tho ntreets wna moit en
tliualnntic. Tho xcrtnon aelected for pub
lication thin week la from tho text, Luko
xv, 18, "I will nrlno nnd no to my father."
There la nothing like, hunger to take tho
energy ont of n man. A lnniKry man can
toll neither with pen nor hand nor foot.
There Iihh been nn army defeated not ho
much for inck of nmniunltlon nn for lack
of bread. It wax that fact that tiwik tho
lire out of thin youiiK man of tho text.
Storm nnd oxpoturo will wear out any
nmii'n life in time, but httiiKor inukeK
quick work. Tho most awful cry over
heard on earth is tho cry for bread.
A traveler tells us that In Asia Minor
there nro trees which bear fruit looking
very much like tho long Wan of our time,
It is called tho earali. Ouco in awhile, tho
people reduced to destitution would eat
these cnrnlm, but generally the caralw, the
bonus spoken or hero In too text, wero
thrown only to tho swlno nnd they crunched
them with Krent avidity. Hut this young
man of my text could not net oven them
without stealing them. So one day amid
tho swine troughs bo begins to pollloqulzu.
ilornys, "l'lieso nro no clothes torn rich
man's sou to wenr; this Is no kind of
business for a .Tow to bo engaged In feed
ing swine; I'll go home; I'll go homo; I will
nrlso and go to my father."
I know there, nro n great many people
who try to throw n fascination, a rotuntico,
n halo nbout sin; but notwithstanding nil
thnt Lord Hymn nnd George Sand have said
In regard to It, it Is a menu, low, contempt
ible liUH..tcss, nnd putting food and fishier
Into tho troughsof a herd of iniquities that
mot nnd wallow In tho soul of man Is very
poor business for men nnd women Intended
to lie sons nnd daughters of tho Lonl Al
mighty. And when this young mnu re
solved to go homo it wna a very wiso thing
for him to do, and tho only question is
whether wo will follow him.
Satan promises largo wages if wo will
servu him, but he clothes Ids victims with
rags and ho pinches them with hunger,
nnd when they start out to do better he
seta nfter them nil tho bloodhounds of hell.
Satan cornea to us today nnd ho promises
all luxuries, nil emoluments If wo will
only servo him. Liar, down with theo to
tho pltl "Tho wages of sin is death." Oh,
the young man of tho text was wiso wheu
he uttered tho resolution, "I will nrlso nnd
go to my father."
8KK YOU1ISKI.K AS IN A GLASS.
In tho time of Queen Mary of Knglnnd
a persecutor cuiuo to a Christian woman
who had hidden in her house, for tho lord's
sake, one of Christ's servants, nml tho per
secutor snld, "Where is that heretic)"
Tho Christian woman said, "You open
thnt trunk nnd you will seo tho heretic."
The persecutor opened tho trunk, mid on
tho top of tho linen of tho trunk ho saw a
glns. Ho snld, "There is no heretic here."
"Ah!" she Mild, "you look in tho glass mid
you will seo the heretlol" Ah I tako up
tho mirror of God's word today, I would
thnt Instead of seeing the prodigal of tho
text we might seo ourselves our want,
our wandering, our sin, our lost condition
so thnt wo might bo as wiso as this young
man ,vni and sny, "I will nrlso nnd go to
Tho resolution of this text was formed
in disgust nt his present circumstances.
If this young man bad been by his employ
er net to culturlng flowers, or training
vines over nn nrbor, or keeping account of
tho pork market, or overseeing other lnlxir-
era be would not hnvo thought of going
home. If ho iiad had bis pockets full of
money, if be l.ad been nblo to say: "I have
a thousand dollars now of my own; what's
the use of my going back to my father's
houscf Do you think I nm going back to
apologize to tho old manf Why, he would
put me on tho limits; ho would not hnvo
going on around the old place such con
duct na I have been engaged In. I won't
go home. There is no reason why I should
go home. I huvo plenty of money; plenty
of pleasant surroundings. Why should I
go homer" Ahlitwiut bis pauperism; it
was his beggary. Ho had to go homo.
Some, mnu comes and says to me: "Why
do you talk nbout tho ruined state of tho
human soulf Why don't you speak nbout
tho progr'chsof thoNineteenth century, and
tain or something more cxlillnrntliigr" It
Is for this reason a man never wants the
Oospel until he realizes be is in n famine
struck state. Suppose I should come to
you in your homo nnd you are in good
robust health, nnd I should begin to talk
about medicines, and about how much bet
ter this medicine Is than that, nnd oomo
other medicine than some other medicine,
nnd talk about this physician and that
physician. After awhile you would get
tired, and you would say, "I don't want to
hear nbout medicines. Why do you talk
to mo of physicians? I never have rv doc
tor." Suppose I come into your house nnd find
you severely sick, nnd I know the niedl
cinea that will cure you, and I know the
lilnl.in tul.n la .Hllf..l .w.....l. . '
yu j .,.. niiuinpKHI.UI ITIIUUIi IU llltl'lr
your case. You any: "Hrlng on nil thnt
medicine; bring on that physician. I nm
terribly sick and I want help." If I came
to you and you feel you are nil right In
body and all right In mind nnd all right in
soul you have need of uothlog; but sup
pose I have persuaded you that the leprosy
of sin is upon you, the worst of all sick
ness, oh, then you say, "Bring me that
balm of tho Gospel; bring me thnt divine
medicament; bring me Jesus Christ."
OUU UUISKI) CONDITION.
Dut nays some one in the audience,
"How do you prove that we nro in a ruined
condition by slur" Well, I can prove it iu
two ways, and you may have your choice.
I can prove It either by the statements of
men or by tho statement of God. Which
shall It be? You nil say, "Let us have the
statement of God." Well, he says iu one
place, "The heart Is deceitful above all
things mid leperately wicked." He say
in another place, "What Is mnu that he
should be clean? nnd he which is I torn of a
woman, that he should be righteous?" He
faya in another place, "There is none that
dceth good; no, not one." He Bays iu an
other place, "An by one man ala entered
Into the rt-orld, nnd dentil by sin; nnd no
death pawed upon nil men, for that all
"Well," you any, "I nm willing to no
knowledgo thnt, but why should I tnke
the particular rescue that you propose?"
This Is the rcasotv "Kxevpt 11 mnu Iw bom
Again ho cannot seo the kingdom of God."
This Is tho reason, "There Is one name
given under heaven among men whereby
they may Imj saved." Then there nro a
thousand voice hero ready to say, "Well,
I nm ready to accept this help of the Gos
pel; I would llku to hnvo this divine cure;
how shnll I go to work?" Ictmo say that
more whim, an undefined longing
amounts to nothing. You must have a
stout, tremendous resolution like till
young mnu of tho text when ho snld, "I
will nrlso and go to my father."
"Oh!" says some man," how do I kuow
my fattier wants me? How do I know, if I
go back, I would bo received?" "OhI"
says some mnu, "you don't know where I
have l en; you don't know how far I hnvo
wandered; you wouldn't tnlk thnt way to
mo If you kuow all tho Iniquities I have
committed." What is that Hotter among
tho angels of God? It is news, it is news I
Christ has found tho lost.
Nor nnitcls ran their Joy contain,
Hut kindled with now lire;
The dinner lost Is found, they slug,
And strike the founding lro.
When Napoleon talked of going Into
Italy they snld: "You can't get there; If
you knew what tho Alps were you
wouldn't talk about it or think of It; you
can't get jour ammunition wagons over
tho Alps." Then Napoleon rose In bis
stirrups and waving his hand toward tho
mountains ho said, "There shall bo no
Alps." That wonderful pass was laid out
which has heel 1 tho wonderment of all tho
years since tho wonderment of all en
gineers. And you tell mu there nro such
mountains of sin lctwccn your soul and
God there is 110 mercy. Then I seo Christ
waving ills baud toward tho mountains,
nnd I hear him say, "I will come over the
mountains of thy slu and the hills of thlno
Iniquity." There shall be no Pyrenees,
there shall be no Alps.
Again, I notice thnt this resolution of
the young man of the text wna founded in
sorrow at Ills mlsbehnvlor. It wna not
mere physical plight. It was grief thnt ho
had so maltreat cd his father. It is a sad
thing nfter n father tins done everything
for a child tohnvo tlmtchlld bo ungrateful.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth It Is
To luixo iv thankless child.
BHAKKSITAItK AND TIIK IlIIII.i:.
That is Shakespeare. "A foolish son is
the heaviness of his mother." That is the
lllhle. Well, my friends, hnvo not someof
us been cruel prodigals? Have we not
maltreated our Father? And such a
Father! So loving, so kind. If ho had
been a stranger, if ho had forsaken
us, if ho hud flagellated uh, If ho
had pounded us and turned us out of
doors on the commons, It would not have
been so wonderful our treatment of him;
but he In a Father so loving, so kind, and
yet how many of us for our wanderlngii
hnvo never apologized! We apologize for
wrongs done to our fellows, but some of us
perhaps have committed ten thousand
times ten thousand wrongs against God
nnd never apologized.
I remark still further that this resolu
tion of the text was founded in a feeling
of homesickness. I do not know how long
this young man, how many months, how
many years, ho hud lieen away from his
father's house; hut
there Is something J
about tho reading of my text that makes
me think lie was homesick. Some of you
know what that feeling is. Far nwny
from home sometimes surrounded by
everything bright nnd pleasant plenty of
friends you havo said, "I would give tho
world to 1h homo tonight." Well, this
young man was homesick for his father's
house. I have no doubt when ho thought
of ids father's house ho said, "Now pcr
hnpi father may not bo living."
Wo rend nothing in this story this para
ble founded on everyday life wo read
nothing nbout the mother. It says noth
ing nbout going home toiler. I think she
was dead. I think she had died of a broken
heart nt his wanderings, or perhaps ho had
gone into dissipation from the fact ho
could not remember a loving nnd sympa
thetic mother. A man never gets over hav
ing lost his mother. Nothing snld ulKUit
her here, but he is homesick for his fa
ther's house. He thought ho would just
like to go and walk around tho old place.
He thought lie would just liko to go nnd
see if things wero um they used to be.
Many a man, after having been off for a
long while, has gone homo nnd knocked at
the door nnd n stranger has come. It is
tho old homestead, but a stranger comes to
the door. Ho finds out father is gone,
mother is gone and brothers nnd sisters
all gone. I think this young mnu of tho
text snld to himself, "Perhaps father may
be dead." Still ho starts to find out. He
is homesick. Are there any hero today
homesick for God, homesick for heaven?
A sailor, nfter having liccn long on the
sea, returned to his miner's house, ami his
mother tried to persuade him not to go ' l ' "M1"'!',0. ,8 aMh,!,l, fr, '"?' P'"
awav again. She said: "Now, you had think I will ever get over this ife o dssi
Wtter stav nt home: don't iro nwnv: we Ptl"" " f U, "John, .there is just
don't want you to go. You will have It a "? thing that will stop this." llio prodl
great deal better here." But it made him ran '? " '? "'"wl
angry. Tho night lieforo ho went nwAy fal!1' T,mt ' stop it, nnd I'll stop it
again to m V,e hennl bis mother ,)rnyIK I before night. Oh, my brain; lean stand
in tho next rtxJm and that made him more i l no longer!" Thut prodigal never got
angry. Ii vvnit far out on the sen, nml a
storm came up, nnd lie wna ordered to very
perilous duty, and he ran up the ratlines,
nnd amid the shrouds of the ship he heard
tho voico thnt ho had beard iu tho next
Ho tried towliUtlc it off, lie tried to rally
his courage, but ho could not silence that
voico lie had heard lu the next room, and
there In the storm nnd the durki.ess he
said: "O Lordl what n wretch 1 have
Wen. what a wretch I nml Heln me lust
nn, Ti.ir-,iH Ami i timing,, in tt.1.
assemblage today there may W some who "1?J persuailu them back, ilo per
may have the memory of a father's petl- , 8Uft,u'tl ,,u " 1Iu went with very easy
tlon or a mother' prayer pressing might- pc-rsuaslon, Wcause lie was very homesick
llv uixm tho soul, and that this hour they already. The other young mnu wild: "1
w.. v..va vrwl. - - nv .-
ily upon the soul, and that this hour they
may make the same resolution I find iu my
text, saying, "I will arise and go to my
THE LOST ONK HK8TOISKD.
A lad at Liverpool went out to bathe,
went out Into thu sen, went out too far, got
beyond bis depth ud lie floated faraway.
A ship bound for Dublin came along nml
took him on board. Sailors are generally
very generous fellows, aud one gave him n
cap, aud Another gave him a jacket, and
another gave hint shoes, A gentleman
passing along ou tho beach at Liverpool
found tho lad's clothes and took them
home, nnd tho fnther was heartbroken and
the mother was heartbroken at the los of
their child. They had heard nothing from
hint day after day, ami they ordered tho
usual mourning for the sad event.
Hut the lad took ship from Dublin nnd
arrived in Lherpuol the very day the gar
ments arrived. He kuocketi nt thetioor
and the father was overjoyed and the
mother was overjoyed at the return of
thvlp liwt urn. Dli. nil frli-lldri. lwlVM VOU
waded out too deep? Have you waded
dowu Into slu? Hnvo you waded from the
shore? Will you como bnctf When you
tome back will you como In the rags of
your sin, or will you como rolxtl in tho
Saviour's rlghteousiu-ss? I believe tho lat
ter. Go home to your God today. Hois
waiting for you. Go home!
Hut I remark tho characteristic of thl
resolution was, it was Immediately put
Tho context says "ho nroso nnd enmo to
his father." Tho trouble in nine hundred
and nlnety-nlno times out of n thousand is
thnt ourrcsoliitlotiH amount to nothing be
cause wo make them for some distant time.
If I resolve to beenmo n Christian next
year, thnt amounts to nothing nt nil. If I
resolve to liecomo n Christian tomorrow,
tliat amounts to nothing nt nil. If I re
nolvo nt tho service today to liecomo a
Christian, that amounts to nothing at all.
If I resolve after I go homo today to yield
my heart to God, that amounts to nothing
at all. Tho only kind of resolution that
Amounts to anything is tho resolution that
is immediately put Into execution.
There is a mnu who had the pliold
fever. Ho said, "Oh, it I could gut over
this terrible distress, if this fever should
depart, if I could bo restored to health, I
would all tho rest of my life serve GihI,"
Tho fever departed. Ho got well enough
to walk around tho block. Ho got well
enough to attend to business. He Is well
today as well as lie over was. Where Is
the broken vow? There Is 11 man who said
long ago: "If I could live to tho year Ibirj,
by that time I will have my business mat
ters all arranged, and I will have time to
attend to religion, and I will lie a good,
thorough, consecrated Christian. "The
year 1803 has come. January, February,
March, April, May, June, July fully half
of the year gone. Where is your broken
"Oh," says some man, "I'll attend to
that wheu I can get my character fixed up;
when I can get over my evil habits. I am
now given to strong drink," or, says the
man, "I um given tounclenuuess," or, says
tho man, "I am given to dishonesty. When
I get over my present habits, then I'll he a
thorough Christian." My brother, you
will get worse and worse until Christ takes
you iu hand. "Not tho righteous, sinners
Jesus came to call."
"Oh," but oil say, "I ngreo with you on
nil thnt, hut I must put it off n little long
er." Do you know there wero ninny who
came just as near its you nro to tho king
dom of God and never entered it? I was
nt Fast Hampton, Long Island, nnd I went
Into tlio cemetery to look around, and in
that cemetery there are twelve graves side
by side tho graves of sailors. This crew,
some years ago, lu a ship, went into the
breakers at Amagausett, about three miles
nwny. My brother, then preaching at Fast
Hampton, bad Wen nt the burial. Thcc
men of tho crew came very near being
saved. The people from Amagaiisett saw
tho vessel, and they shot rockets, and they
sent ropes from t lie shore, nnd these oor
fellows got Into tho boat and they pulled
mightily for the shore, but just before they
got to the shore tho rope snapped, and
the boat capsized, and they wero lost and
their bod lea afterward washed upon the
Oh, what a solemn day it wns I have
been told of it by my brother when these
twelve men lay nt the foot of the pi,it
nnd lie read over them the funeral service.
They came very near shore within shout
ing distance of the shore, yet did not ar
rive on solid hind. There ore some men
who como almost to tho shore of God's
mercy, but not quite, not quite. To be
only lmost saved Is to be lost.
iiir. 11111 r.i.r.aa ritiii'itiAi
1 will tell you of two prodigals, the one
thnt got hack nnd tho other that did not
get back. In Richmond there is n very i
iniperuii nun ueuiiiiiui iiumu in ninny
respects. A young man wandered off from
thnt home. He wandered very far into
sin. They heard of him often, but ho was
always on tho wrong trnck. Ho would not
go home. At tho door of that licuutiful
homo one night there was n gieat outcry.
Tho young man of tho house ran down and
opened the door to see what was tho mat
ter. It wns midnight. The rest of tho
family wero nsleep. There were the wife
nnd children of this prodigal young man.
Tho fact was ho had come homo nnd driven
Ho said: "Out of thin house. Away with
thrso children. I will dash their brains
ont. Out Into the storm!" Tho mother
gathered them up and tied. The next
morning the brother, n young man who
had staid nt home, went out to find this
prodigal brother nnd son, and he came
where lie was nnd saw tho young man
wandering up nnd down in front of the
place where ho had Wen staying, nnd the
young mnn who land kept his integrity
said to the older brother: "Here, what does
this mean? What is the matter with you?
Why do you act in this way?" Tim prodi
gal look 11I nt him and said: "Who am
I? Whom do you take me to W?"
He snld: "You are my brother." "No, 1
nm not. I nm a brute. Have you seen
anything of my wife nnd children? Are
they dead? I drove them out last night in
cue storm, i nm a urine,
John, do you
home. Hut I will tell you of a prodigal
thnt did get home.
Iu thin country two young men started
from their father's house and went down
to Portsmouth. The father could not pur
sue his children; for some reason he could
not leave home, nnd so ho wrote a letter
down to Mr. Grlflln, saying: "Mr. Grlfllu,
I wish you would go nnd seo my two sons.
I They have arrival In Portsmouth, and they
' nro B,olnK t0,tak,","l,,p ftml f,olnB ftw'iy
, 'ro, ll.01"?- v.Ml ' wo,,1(l Pewundo
them hack." Mr. Urllllii went and
. .- . . . I . l T
will not go. I have had enough of home.
I'll never go home." "Well," said Mr.
Grlflln, "then if you won't go home I'll
get you a respectable position ou a respect
able ship," "No, you won't," said the
prodigal; "uo, you won't. I um going ns a
! common llr; that will plngue my father
, most, and what w 1 do most to tantalize
BDtl worr' wiu Vh'aHe ,,,e '"
TIIK l'JlODIC.AI. UKbTOltKl),
Years passed on and Mr. Grlflln was
seated Iu Lis study one day wheu a mes
sage came to him saying there was a
young man lu irons ou a ship at tho dock
a young man condemned to death who
wished to see this clergyman. Mr. Grlflln
went dowu to thu dock and went on ship
board. The young man said to him, "You
don't know me. do you?" "No," he said;
"I don't know you." "Why, don't j ou re
memWr that young man you tried to per
suade to go home and he wouldn't go?"
"Oh, yes," said Mr. Grlflln; "are ou that
mnu?" "Yes, I am that man," said thu
other. "I would like to lirve you pray for
I have committed murder nnd I must
but I don't want to go out of this
world until someone prays forme. Ym
era my father's friend nnd I would like to
havo you pray for me."
Mr. Grlflln went from Judicial authority
to judicial authority to get that young
man's pardon. He slept not night nor day.
He went from 'Influential person to In lin
en tlnl person until in some way .he got that
young man's pardon. He cnmodown'oti
the dock, nnd as he arrived ou the dock
with the pnrdon tho fnther came. lie had
heard that his son under a disguised name
had been committing crime and was going
to bo put to death, So Mr. Griffin and the
fnther went on ship's deck, nnd nt the very
moment Mr. Grlflln offered the pnrdon to
the young man tho old fnther threw his
nrms around the sou's neck nnd tho son
said: "Father, I have done very wrong nnd
I nm very sorry, I wish I had never broken
your heart. I am very sorry." "Oh," said
the father, "don't mention it. It don't
make any difference now. It is nil over, I
forgive you, my son," nnd ho kissed him
nnd kissed him nnd kissed him.
Today I offer you the pardon of tho Gos
pelfull pardon, free pardon. 1 do not
caro what your crime has been. Though
you say you have committed a crime
against God, against your own soul,
against your fellow man, against your
family, against tho day of judgment,
against the crossof Christ whatever your
crime has been, here Is pardon, full pardon,
and the very moment you take that pardon
your heavenly Father throws ills arms
about you and says: "My son, I forgive) ou.
It Is nil right. You nru ns much Iu my
favor now as if you had never sinned."
Oh, there Is joy on earth and Joy In heaven!
Who will tako tho Father's embrace?
Many of Shakespeare's contemporary
poets must hnvo hnd every advantage t lint
lie had in practical cxpcrlcncoof the stage,
and nil of them had probably as familiar
nn Intercourse with the theater as lie. Dm
what udilTereuco between their maimer of
constructing a play and hlsl In all his
dramatic works his skill lu this Is more 01
lens apparent. In the best of them it N
unrivaled. From tho llrst scene of them
beseems to hnvo beheld as from n timet
the end of all. In "Romeo nnd Juliet," for
example, he hnd bis story Wforo him, nnd
lie follows it closely enough; but how
naturally one scene Ih linked to the next
nml one event leads to another.
If this play wero meant to Illustrate auj
thing it would seem to W that our lives
wero ruled by chance. Yet there Is noth
ing left to chance, in tho action of tho play
which advances with tho un vacillating
foot of destlulty. And the characters are
made to subordinate themselves to the
lutcrcstn of tho play ns to something In
which they have all a common concern.
With the greater part of tho secondary
dramatists tho character seem like tin
practiced people trying to walk the deck
of a ship In rough weather, who start for
everywhere to bring up nnywhere. aniline
hustled against each other in the most In
It is only when tho plot is very simple
and straightforward that there Is any
ch.'tuco nl smooth water and of things go
ing on without falling foul of each other.
Was it only that Shakespeare, in choosing
ills themes, hnd n keener perception of the
dramatic possibilities of a story? This is
very likely, and It is certain thnt he pre
ferred to take n story ready to his hnnd
rather than invent one. All tho good
stories, Indeed, seem to havo invented
themselves In tho most obliging manner
somewhere in the morning of tho world,
nnd to havo been camp followers when the
famous march of mind set out irom the
farthest east. James Hussell Lowell in
How the Cluu '1'onsiim lifetime Nine.
The fact that thcopossum Is a marsupial
does not seem to be common knowledge.
Anyway it wns revealed to a man who
lives on Long Island in nn odd manner not
long ago. Ho killed one of tho animals in
ills garden with a gun nnd dragged the
carcass to tho house. The hired mnn told
him thnt by taking It to tho magistrate at
Pntchogue, some five miles distant, ho
could get n bounty of fifty cents, which
wns offered by the county. Tho mnn did
not nt tho time have any occasion to go to
tho town, so ho offered tho opossum to a
neighbor who drove by on his way to Pat
chogue. This man didn't think that half
n dollar would pay him for the trouble In
volved, so hu declined the gift with thanks.
That afternoon it occurred to tho wife of
tho mnu who hml killed the animal that
alio would- have to drive to Patchoguo to
mnko some purchases. She suggested
that her husband throw the body Into the
bottom of the buggy under tho seat, as lie
might as well make tho fifty cents as not.
He did this and they drove to town to
gether. After attending to their shopping
they stopped in front of tho magistrate's
office nnd tho husband alighted. He went
Whlnd the vehicle to tako out the opos
sum, when, lo and Wholdl he found eight
little ones beside the old animal,
Tho mother had tucked them all Intntlm
' pouch under her breast nt thu hound of
danger and they had remained snugly hid
den until shaken out by the jolting of the
buggy. The amateur nlmrod therefore
brought down ti.tiO with his shot instead
of one-ninth of that sum, us ho had at first
supposed. New York Tribune.
A Tragic Story.
A Leu Is ton dog mmlo n grave mistake
Saturday. It is certain Unit "grave" de
scribes it, for liu died of mortification Inter
ami had to W burled. A little girl u Itli
whom he hnd Wen playing had a cracker
in her hand which tho dog greatly desired.
She lifted it to her mouth to hito it t-icii
the clog snapped nt the morsel and not only
got that, but thu child's uomj with it. The
offenso was too great to W overlooked and
the pollcu wero notified and caught the
dog. Ho was hitched to the buck of an
express wagon and started for the field
where ho was to W shot, but Wforo arriv
ing lie dropiHMl dead. The pollcu say that
the very thought of what lie h.itl dune uu
more than he could bear, and hu accord
ingly decided to depart this life by tho
easiest way lie knew. Bangor Commer
cial. 1'lty the l'oor Flutterlly.
Butterflies, moths and Welles should
not W subjected to the crueltyof being im
paled by n pin while still alive. Every en
tomologist should carry with him ns a part
of bis outfit n small vlai of ether. A few
drops of this poured on the shies of worm,
moth or beetle wl'l Instantly kill the in
sect and enable the collector to adjust it
with less ilimculty than If It were alive, as
by Its struggles after capture a very Hue
specimen Is often completely ruined. St.
IxiiiIh GloW-De mocrnt,
She Wh) do you take Mr. Splndlo otl
sailing so much for? Ho isn't a bit good
Hu I lisu hill) for ballast.
She Hut the man is as thin as a rail,
He True, Dut J on forget that he alwas
takes his winter ulster with him, Clothier
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