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Till: DAILY HKFtALO. IM,ATTMOITTIl, NEBRASKA, MOXl) AY, OCTQKEPw 24, 1887.
AT PEACE WITH ENEMIES.
Dn. TALMAGC'3 SERMON AT THE
YVIiy o MiI.I I'oikIvc 111 Humor J'.x-
liitutl utr 1 1 I'liyihnl uml .Mi nt ul !I-u)lh
TlioMt V. ii I'riMTii) Tlit-lr '"Viujmt In
I;lul C.Mii'r.illy e,iii Out Aliti l'l.
Uuooki.yn, Oil. o..;. -Ti. K.n-. t. I)(
vilt 1 alin. !-!, I). I)., nc.iehed in the
J i't .ulyii tal Tfciclff tin; Pioriiing on liie
hiili.jift: i r;;i i-i it- i l. for.. Siiinlun-ji."
Altt-r ux I:i iniii fw jlimcts cxiiccru
ing Hc'.cLi.ili I'r. Tahti;.;.'.; l';lvc out tlie.
joll'iwing bjinn, which Wits bung hy tho
'l liis glorious lntM- revives
Mr .ur.i I,;. Il.ii w ay,
Wllil"' iNl.rli ill c;. I ;ll ;. ill i VS
An 1 Imie t .., llii' :'.
I'rofcssi r 1 J -ii ry Myit IVowno rendered
on thi orcein :m ari t v.-ilii variations by
('raincr. Tlie text of the wrniori vafl
from Kplir-si.niH iv, "f t not lint hum
K Iovn ii-miii your wrsiLii."' Dr. Tal
What a pillow embroidered of all colors
hath tho dying day! Tho cradle of clouds
from which tho sun rises is !t'aiitifiil
enough, lint it is surpassed hy Iho many
colored mausoleum in which at evening
it is huiit-d. Sunset among the mount
ains! Ik almost takes one's breauli away
to recall the scene. Tin; Jong shadow
ht:eiehiug over the plain make the glory
of t!i? departing light un the tiptop crag;"
and iitiuek aslant tiiroii;rli the fob:. go tho
more traa .picuoii.-;. SallYou arid gold,
purple and crimson commingled. All
i lit castles of cloud in I'oiilla'ratiou.
1 laming .Uosoow.s on the tky. Hanging
gardens of ro-tv at 1 heir deepest bliish.
1 '.tuners of v."por, red as if from carnage,
i:i t!ie hatlle of the elements. The Jr.llller
anions the AdiroiidacLs aud the Swiss
villager aiiioug the Alps know v. hat i- a
Himsct anion,- the mountains;. Altera
storm at :v:i She roiling grandeur into
which the sun goes down to bailie at
nightfall ii .s'l.iK lliiii; to make weird a;i.l
sp'.i n-hd dream! oat of for a lifetime.
Alexander Smith in his poem compares
the sims'-t to "the hanvn Ijeaeh ?f hell,"
hut this- v.nii.!! rl'ul spectacle of nature
makes me think of the hwriiihed wall of
heaven, l'aui in pri;;n wruincr iuv text
if of the or-eoiis siliiSttS
u.iaias ef Aia Minor, and
a m en ihe tow rs of 1 a
i the c!o. e of the (. i ienlal
a.-.Lo. oat that nuiiu rv in
am 'a: the m-
liow he iii
m.i cus l : i
iays, ainl h - :
the text w hi. i !.e
jjij dowi; n.: -n
lK.s:ie then ;
' a I not tiie iun
31.ur wi rilh."
! all !.'.!;;, -s'.ivt luty for
..id 1. :-.ple ii.r.v. l"orive
.iiidowu. lie wlio never
iii'iivnatiou is iiiiheciie.
o ,:i ::i!v :.!!; tin- i: jt'ytiees
:-.'!iet.ed a.ii.in him.-vif a::l
of check, or hash
Is the r.-V-i!) i.f
c:" the w.u lti.
of. e.V e. ". :: .1
"Wlu'ii Ana .i
l'a.l in t!:c v.i
lo.l sh iil si
In the s:i,,.
t:-t l'aui c
'I!.' yc an; r
"tlds on vit.
1)11- the h-.
ri-rht or wini;
iwii o! iialuiv is eitiK-r 111
.1 wmi::.; t.r semi-idiotic,
s, tii' hi. ;h p: iest, ordered
ti' ih-.! .', :rt room to smite
iiii. i-";!!:! iired upandsaid :
let!:ee. thouv.hited wall.'
. iiiim: Ol ileiv Let.
and sia not.
vou ::re mao at alio iiow
la.is wlieiher an.er is
;. J.il'e is full of exasi.er-
Kpi ic -jav.s :
ll all de-
Mions. S;ad ai'-T l),ivi 1, Sureoih after
; ri.'-c.-. the I'asijuius
the J'hari.-ipys ftfter
Christ, l I'VU'y c.i:i' h;is liad his prr
buers, and we :;re swin i!ed. tr ht liLtl. or
lnisrepresei.ied, or per.- -jutcd, or in some
way wn.ti;d. and t'.a danger is that
Lealihiul ini.'u:!'. ion sh.,;i income hale
ful spite, and that our feeling.; settle
dov.-n into a jrcloi:.- .1 or.tpou; 'in;; of
tenier displea -::-. to th l and ruinou3 to
ourselves, and hei-ce the important ia
junetioii of text : "isji not the eiiii
down n : -:i your wrath."
Why that llini:;tlo:i to one's anger?
Y.'hv that period of i'.i::ii!r vr.jior r.it to
punctuate :i tlani'm ii j o-ition ? Vhat
has th" fiui.-et e. t to h wi;!i o!:e"s re
fceutful emotions ? Y "as it a hai;haz;ird
K'iUiment wrhteu hy !'.;;;) without special
t-inilicance ? Iv . :k : I think of live
reasons why we ehoyld not A the tun
set Iwfore our temper is :
First: Ik-cause twelve hours is I01-3
enough to he cross ahout anj- wrong in
flicted upon us. Xoiiii:1 is r,o exhaust
ing to pliyMcal health r mental faculty
as a protracted indulgence of ill lmmor.
It racks the nervous s-y stein. It Imita
the dii;esiio:i. It h.ealsth? L!ood ia brain
and heart until the whole body is iirst
ovcrheaieil and then depressed, litfsido
that, it sours the di-position. turns one
aside from his Ie;;it:ma:e wcrk, expends
fi:ergies tiiat oughi Vj he better employed,
and does us i:i ii; liorru than it does our
crita.oni-t. iiul .cvives us a good, wide
allowance of lime for legitimate denunci
ation, froiu ( 0'tjl.py.i. t G o'clceic, but
fc.ys: "l-Jiop tlieiv!"' Yatch the tle
tcending orh of day. and wlien it reaches
the hori::o:i talie a reef ia youv di-poji-tion.
L'r.loo e your collar and cool cfT.
Change the subject 1 J i-JicihtHS delight
fully pleasant. Unroll your tiht iir,t
ini'l shake ha;. vis with some one. Bank
up th" iires at the curfew bell. Drive no
j;.whn.g d-g of enmity back to its ken
jiel. Tlie hours of this morning w ill pass
by. anil tho afternoon will arrive, and
the sun wiU lxrm to -set, and I beg yon
ca its hlazhjg lieanh throw all your feuds,
invectiw-. and satires.
Other things being equal, the man who
preserve's gee I tcni-x r will coir.e out
a.hea.1. An 11 c.-sayist sr.ys that the
' :i Iloialerson of Ihisiol,
at a diTung arty where
".nen 1 ran high an-i the de--.
a:: l while Henderson was
r-v.pouont, imaV le to answer
ha-iu d a glass of wire in
tiie speaker tlciii. crate1 v
" - - 1
Late got ai:g-.
li'.s aruine . t
Ids fa: e. wh.a
wlp L tl. li ir"ni his face and sciid:
This, sir. is a digres.-ion : now, if you
f r li e main argument."' While
pi iv could help hut very
few to oueii t .aip' i.st' of spirit, the grace
of God co'.ii 1 h '!p any man to such a tri
umph. '"Imp -ssiele," you say, " I would
have fit'ier hu the table in anger or have
J:nock;-d the man down." Uut I have
come to 1 e'i. ve that nothing is irujiossi
l.Ie if Ci d he!. since what I saw at lieth
S'.i ri faith cure in London, England, two
cumm-TS ago. Y.'hile the rli-rlous scrv
ie.' was going on Kev. Dr. Doardman,
jlerious man, f inee gone to his heavenly
rest, was ti lling the scores of sick
people present that ChrL-t was there
as of old to heal all diseases, and that, if
they would only believe, their 6ickness
would depart. I saw a woman near mo,
wilh liand and arm twisted of iheuma- ;
liun, and h r wrist was li ry with in- 1
1! immat ion, anl it looked ld-;' tln.-se cas.'s 1
of chronic j-heumalinui w jiich wy have. ;
ail k-ti and sympathize! with, crises lic
3"j:i1 nil human healing. At the prcm-h-
r's rei.t ration of the wonli: "W ill you
l: bevf A you he!iee? I Jo vjU he- -li'
vo now?" I heard this poor ,Vk
woman s:iy, with an ir-.plia.-i; wlreh
Kiimded through tins building". ' d )
lit ve." And then she lai-1 hi r twi'-h.d
arm and hand iit as btraight ns your
arm and hand. r mine. If 1 had h '-u 1
one lir.e ll.au tit- d-;.d. I Wouid lift hV;
'l.et n much more thrill' 1. Since then 1
Ik lievir that iod will d any thing in an
tiv. r t our j rtiy r and in an wer to our
f.-.ilh, ;;nl he can heal our 1 101 lies, and if
our wad is ail twLted and mi.;-hapeu of
revenge and hat" and in 1: . : : 1-1 with sin- !
fal proclivity, ho can straight 11 that al. o ,
a'nl mak'! it v. 11 Mill clean. Aye. you ,
will not jHislj'n till sumlown forgive- ;
ia ss of I'll micy, if you can realize that '
their h liitvior tov. ;ut' i you may he jiuL
into th; catalogue of tiie '..11 tilings" j
that "work togeih- r for gKd to those
thai, love ( iod. " 1 have lal muUit'ides j
if fiieiitls, but I have found in my own j
c::pi-rieii'-e that Cod so arranged it that
the greater t opportunities .f useful lie: :; ;
that have been open d l.ofor me wire,
opened hy c:ieini".s. And when, years j
ago, they conspired again:. I ine, that ;
opened all ChrisH-ntiom to me as a !i Id ;
in which to preach the Gospel. So ou
may harness your antagonists to your !
he.,t interests, and compel ihi m to ch;. vv '
3011 on to leUcr work ai.d liigiier char- j
aeter. Si;ppt..ie, ie.,lt ad of waiting until j
six minutes pa.,t 5 o'clock this evening, !
when the sun will set, jou transact this I
glorious work of forgiveness before me-
Again: wo ought not to 1 t tho sun go
down on our wrath, because we wil
earth lelw-n sundown ond suTuise they
pit this Wf;r!d at its darkest, and heav
en, alwfiys bright, wiil lxj the brighter
for that contra t. Out of blackness into
irratiiatiori. Siiall we then lenp tv r the
j-o- c ato bank 01 sunset into th; favorito
limiting ground of disease and d:.t!i,
carrying our animosities wii.li us? Who
Would want to confront his God. ag:.i;:.-t
wh'.t.i we ha' all done meaner things
ih ti an hoily has ever ! ne : g..in - t us,
-ariy ir.g old grudges? lfovv v e :-
p ct his forgiveness f r the gr :.( r v. 1- u
we ure not willing to forgive oth-rs the
l.-.-a? ap!i-ou was n mra.e 1 to iin
d rhiko the crossing f th:.' H l'eau-"
( l.ai ! i.oagne had rcvioudy cro- t d
tin m. And all lias rug vd ath of ft r
: i -''.ess Ix ars th t hlerding footst i s of
v. ho con.piere l throiigli sufh r
aii'l we ought to he will
ing ti foliow. On the night of
;ir departure from this life into the
is-.-.t, oar one plea wiil have to be for
mercy, and it wiil have to im t H'eied i,i
the presence f lhm who. has said: "if
tu l'eieivo liot men their trespasses,
1 ( i'.her v. iil "our l:eavt ::!y father forgive
your trespasses.' What a sorry plight
if we stand there hating this one, and
hating that one, and wishing this one a
damage, and wi.-hing some one- else a.
calaaiity, and we ourselves needing for
giveness for ten - thousand times te.'i
thousand obliquities of heart and life.
Yi'hou our last hour comes we want it to
hr:d us all right. Hardly anything af-
t!:-(- ! iter if we are at. pence witn every -hod3'.
InsoiDiii:, ijgtttingto )xi one ef
tiie most prevah id. oisordcrs. How feu
jieople i"' ti;v at 10 o'clock at night and
si.-ep clear through till in the morning!
To relieve t his d '.-.order all narcotics, aud
sedatives, and chloral, and bromide of
potassium, and c ' aine and intoxicants
are used, hut nothing is of more impor
tance than a ijuiet spirit if we would win
somnolence. How is a man going to
sleep when h" is in mind pursuing an
enemy? With what in rvo,::-; twitch h e
will start out f a tlrcr.:-!! Thai new plan
for cornel lug his fs;; will keep him wide
strips 11, ir.', J .
111 unfailing r:c-
awaice v.iule ll;e 1 I c'
0. :). 4. 1 give vou
scription for wakefulness: Spend tiie
cuing hours ri lva"wh:g your wn-rg.-.
ami the i es! way of avrrgirig them.
li..M a convention of friends 0:1 ihis srh-ji-ct
in your parlor or oftlce at H nnl 'J
e !ock. 'io-e the evening b- wriidng a
bitter lelo i" expri ing 3 our sentiment.'.
Take fr ll.e- !-d. or .i;,eon hde tho
I ;"i's l:t the c;r-"e to reire.-h your iulti.l
with your -ling's meanness. Then lie
down and i'ov the coming of the
".: v. aud it v. iil come before, sleep conies,
or your s'cep'v. iil 1 e a v ri icl miiesronce
and. if vou lake the m"t e.nuivii to lia Hat
; mo so much in the uncovering of
i au- I 'it i'onipcii as (ho accoiu.t of tin
a'ici -:.t sol iicr who, after the city had
I for masiy centuries been covere-l with
I th" a: -hes and seoiiee of Yesuvius. was
i f. .ur.il rtaii.ling in his placo on guard,
j h eal on spear anil helmet 011 head,
j Other;"; lied at tho awful submergemeiit,
S but tin? explorer, 1,700 years after, found
! the body of that brave fellow, in right
I position. And it will be a grand thing
' if. when our last moment comes, we are
i found in righl po.ilii .n toward tho work I,
as well as in light position toward Got!,
i on guar I aud tinaili igliled by the ashes
; from the mountain of death. I do not
1 i-uppo e thai I am ;mv more of v coward
, than most pe pi", but I declare to yoll
: tiiat i Wv.uld not dare to sleep to-night if
there were any b i ig in all the earth
I with whom 1 would not gladly shake
hands. l-t, during tiie night hours, my
spirit Ii.-ini. sed to other realms, I should,
bec iUM.' of my unforgiving, spirit, bode
; nied oil me forgiM :as '.
t ' i t : 1 1 . ' " s:'s some woman, "there is a,
iiorrid creature th:: has so injured me
' that lather than ms're un with hi.r i
won! i d: Ih"-,!.'' V.'eil. sister. 3'u may
; tal.e 3 our cia.I'-e f r one or tho other i;
' wiil be- voiir coo pie to lerdont.f her or
Go i'lr ete
' ir.e in th.
'j. - ll'..-.-. J 01 , H I
1 v. id not.''
0.1 vour bad
lit a 1).
md to your an
li s of vour d
slanderers who have alr.-edv torn
re nutation to pieces or hi ii.red vo;;r
i: s. bend owr your mlunlgh'. pillow an I
d.ive fro-.i vou one 01 tho gr-r.u
V. J 10 ;ic:' Oil
c t ids. : ik-magc d ;.i c
credit, i.f stalled thai ho; ' i,;a
:;ewsp:! ci s. r i y hi
i"v Uomescie hapisncs
him 1 cannot, l'orgivo him
V.'eil, brother, t:ike yom- ci'oie
will never he at pe:ice v. h h ' 1
r-.re at; pcr.ee with man. Fee rug as yv;
ii.wv !, youweu'd i:l,t g-t ;v near is',
bar! -or of heaven as to see tho l;,.ht -i, i; .
1 ' : '. r leave ihr.V v. iih i'ae ( U 1 who o :
Vengeanco is ir.lue, I will ivr ay.' 'hi
la.rv t:".y: ! w ill niako him sweat for
th: t vet, I wi'! iiuti.o liiai souu m, I
:l,.ti:tl r'.T,.r ..-....! vi.V".l..
e :.J Ui,V ll'H
ii-T b'v the y.oluen
i.'. ia.lL tj.si
ing. all iii igoratiii.
la-nee ouu vour cut :r.
tars of the sunset? Why not slaull be
hind the barricade of evening clei; J and
say to them, "Thus far and 110 farther?"
"Many a man and many a woman is hav
ing t he ho'.'uh of l;e.;y as well as tho
health of soul eaten away by a malevo
lent spirit. I have in time cf religious
av.akomr.gha 1 per -ons, night after 11'ght,
come i:it the inquiry room ar.d g t no
11; -ace c-i" i-r.:l. Airer awhiie 1 have
i;-". .a to pursue l.ii.-i to the le :th." I at
y-i.i ere damaging yourself mere thro
you (-.tmago him and you r re making
l.-.-aveii f. -r your r i;l an i;nj cssihility.
If ir" vei'i not 1 o l-cconciiod to you. b:
lee. vx ile 1 to hi-.i. in live or siz hotirs
ii v. ill bo sun lovvn. Tiie dahlia"; will
' the first ' in hoaling tho broacli," ami
, they were always friends afterward.
Ho let the 0110 of you that is least to
blame take the tin t step toward concili
ation. The one m. -st in tho wrong will
1 never take it. Oh, it makes one f 1
splendidly to 1 able to practice unlim
; itetl forgiveness. It improves one's
' 1m ly and soul. It will make 3 ou
j measure three or four more inches
i around th: chest and improve 3 our
respiration so that you can take a deeper
' and It.jiger breath. It improves I he
; count ii-oa-e ly scattering the gloom
1 and brightening the fer. head. and loot-eu-'
irg the pinched look about the is Mi ll and
hp, arid makes 3011 like God himself.
' J lc is omnipotence, end we cannot copy
: that. J Ie is independent of all the uni
i veie, r.ntl we cimiot copy that. Ho is
i omnipresent, and wo cannot copy t lint,
i J In t he forgives with a broad sweep all
, faults, and all neglects and all insults,
- aud all wrong doing, ami in that w:i3"
, u emaycop3' him with mighty meet ss.
Go hai ne.-s that sublime action of 3"our
soul to an autumnal sunset, the hour
1 when tho gate of heaven opens to let the
I day pass into the eternities and souk;
j of the glories esca'Kr this way through
j tin' brief opening. We talk about
; the Italian sunsets, and sunset amid the
! Appenines, and sunset amid the Oordille
I ras. I hit I will tell 3u how you may
! see a grander sunset than aii3' mere lover
I of neturo ever behold; that is by Hinging
j into it all your hatreds and animosities,
! and lot the horses of lire trample them.
; and tho chariots stab them, and the beach
i of lire- con.-.unie them, and the billows of
; lire overwhelm them. Tho sublimest
1 liing you can do is forgiveness. Along
! the glowing banks of this coming cven
! lid..' let tho divine anil the human le eon-
1 Again: Yve should not let tho sun go
i down on our wrath, because it is of little
j importance what the world s;i3"S of you
i r docs to you when you have the alllu
i cut God of the sunset as 3"our provider
! aud defender. I'eoplo talk as though it
; were a fixed spectacle of nature and al
j ways tho same. I'.ut no one over saw
; two sunsets alike, aud if tho world has
I . :.I- led 0,000 years there have been about
: :2. 1 io, 000 sunsets, each of them as dis
i tiaet from all tho other pictures in the
j gallery of tho sky as Titian's "Last Sup
j per, liuheiis' "Descent from tho Cross,"
! eta; bai l's "Transl!guratioii."and Michael
! A.'igvlo'ss Lust Judgment," are distinct
j !r .m each other If that God of
such iniiaite resources that ho can put
: on tie; wall of the sky each night more
th;.n 1 he Louvre, aud the Luxembourg,
, an. I the Vatican, and the Dresden and
j Venetian galleries all in one, is my God
j ami .vour God, our provider and prote-e-j
tor. w hat is the us; of our worrying
I a'.o'ie any human antagonism? If we
', v.: a mi-iuterj ri iio'. the God of ihe many
colored sunset can put th.: right color 011
, o.:i" action. Ji he can ali'e.id to hang
; s ach masterpieces over the outside wall
of heaven ami have' them obliterated in
I ati hour, ho must bo veiy rich in re
I sources and can put us through in safety,
j Jf aii the garniture- of the western hi a-
vons at eventit'.o is but the m 'kel.-.tery ot
! -:ie e.f tho windows of our future home,
I v hat small business for us to be
! ci.a -mg enemies! Let not this Sahhalh
; : r.:i -.'o lowu up:;:: y..ur wraiii.
j -"-lr.hoin-t said: "Ihe sword is the lr
i of tea vou and hell, a tlrv.j of blood shetl
j is i). ;tsr than fasting, and v.-ov.nd.: in tho
i (lav ef .iittlguient resoleuu -i:i as veri.ul-
where i i
re not l e
ave a hatr
to rive is;
bhuitly a -kc-d Iit: "Is th
o..e against vhori ye-u I
that 3"ou rt' i;ot willing
At'; era little confusion she
w- ispero'.i "Yes." Thin I said to her:
"Y.o:; will never find jeaco with God as
long a3 3"ou retain that virulence."
A boy in Sparta having stole a fox
kept him under his coot. a:. el though the
fox was gaawlog his vitals, he1 submitted
to it rather than e:;posc his misdeed.
M.uiv a man wilh a smiling face hns
is.cket an ar-imos
oomestio cireaes I r-g'-' i
s iitcded is iho 1
gnawing a.v.iy tho strength of his bed
aii'l the integrity of his soul. 1 letter get
rid cf the.t hi.lotcn fo:; as soon nz pc.---i'e!e.
There are hur.drotls of
where that whieh most
spiiit of forgiveness. la-others apart, and
tl.-tors apart, and parents and children !
apart. Seiunion p.ays a brother olfe-nde I j
is harder to bo won than a strong cry. j
Are there jot enough sacred memori' s of j
your chi! Ikoo.l to briag you tog- the:? ,
The rabbins recount how that Nebuchad- j
r.oszar'3 soa had such a spite against hi; 1
father th..: a:trr ho was dead, he had bis '
father trailed to allies- aud then put the i
allies in four sacks r.r.d tir-'l them to four j
eagles licvks winen liew rwav m oprio-
site tlire 'tlons. And ihore are ihav ;
do'iiestio omipaiiu'ej that lierr.i forever to '
h ive scattered aJI parental memories to
t!;e four winds of heaven. How far the
eagles fly with that sacred ashes! Tho '
hour of sundown makes to th.d family no ;
practical suggestion. Thomas Carl;, he in
his biogr: piy of Frederick the Cicat says
tho old king was told by tho confessor ho
must lo ai pceo with his enemies if ho
warned to enter heaven. Then he sal 1 to
hli wife, the queen: "Write to yeur ,
brother : iter I am dead that I forgive!
lam." F.oIeiT. tlie tor.Iessor. said: "Ii; r !
mr.jcsty ha 1 i et:er write him immedi-
ateiv." No." said tho king, "nfre-r I
am dead: that will bo safer." Se he let
the sun t f his earthly existence go down
Again: we ought net to allow the sun
set Left re fergivenos takes place, be
cause we might ia-t live to see another
day. An 1 what if we should be Ueheeed
ir.t the pre.-er.ee of our "Maker with a
grudge v.po:i our so",:!. Th.c majori'13" of
j-eoj'Ie uepart this Ike in the right. Be
fore 11 o'clock p. ia. a::d Z e"elotk p.. 1.1.
tln re is uomothirig in the atmosphere
which rekixes the grip v.ideh tho tJy
of this world. lVrkaps Cod ir.a- h.ave
r:Tangod it in that, way so as te make
the contrast tho more glorious. I htvo.
seen sunr-'ninv dav-3 i;i th.Ls world i.hat
must have been almost like the radiance
tweon th:S and that tako :
siiove! and bury the old q-rrrol at l.-arl
fc':: I', c-t eieep. "Lot not the sun go down
ujx u y our wrath."
n.:t," you pay, "I havo more than I
can bear. Too much is put upon me, aud
3 am not to blame if I am somewhat r
vengef.il and un: hating." Then I
thi. k of the little child at the moving of
f -uie goods from a store. Tho father
vv:.-; putting; some rolls of goods on tho
chi'. t'r. arm, package after package, anil
some one said: "That child is being over
loaded, and so much ought not to bo put
in .11 her,'" when the child sai l: "Failier
k.'.ov.s how much I can oariy." And
God, our Father, will not allow too mr.c!:
imposition on his children. In. the day of
etorniy it will bo found 3"ou had not one
anrayanoo too man y, not one exaspera
tion t oo many, not one outrage too many.
Your heavenly Father knows how much
you can cany.
Ag.-in, wo ought not to allow the par.-
tne sunset hour belore tho ihs-
mr--al of all our alfronts, because wo
may a sedate tho sublimest action of tho
soul with tho sublime's t spectacle in na
ture. Ii is a meat delightsome thing to
have our personal experiences allied with
certain cojicis. There is a tree or river
bank where God lust answered your
prayer. You will n.-ver pass that place
cr think of that place without thinking
of the glorious communion. There was
some gate, or some room, cr some garden
walk, where 30U were aliianccd with tho
companion who has been your chief joy
in life. You never t peak of that placo
but with a smile, kerne cf you have
pleasant memories connected with the
evening star, or tho moon i:i its first
quarter, or with tho sunrise, bi cause ycu
taw it just as you were arriving at har
lor after a ieiu; esiuous voyage. Forever
and fi. rover. O hearer, a.-.-oeiale the sn:
tvt with your magnanimous, out ar.d
cut . uuiimiie-I renunciation of all hatreds
and forgiveness of all fees. I admit it is
Iho mo.t diilicult of U graces to prac
tice, and at the start you may make a
complete failure, but keep on in the r-.t-teiv.pt
to practice it. Shake.-peare wrote
ton plays before he reached Hamlet, and
seventeen 5 lavs before lie reached ?ier-
l.'.y hearers, in the last .lay wo wiii uud
just the oppiB-ilo of that to bo true, and
that ih" swe.rd never unlocks heaven,
told that In; who heals wounds is greater
than lie v. ho makes them, and that on
the same ring are two keys: Cod's for
giveness of us and our f. rgiveness of
c ucmios, and these two kevs inilock
i And now I wish fr all of you a beau
tiful sunset in 3"our earthly exist: nee.
Y.'i'.h some of 3"on it has been a long or r
of trouble", mid with others of 3-011 it v. ill
be far from calm. V. lan the sun rosea;
G o'clock it wi-s tiie morniug of youth,
and a fair !aj- was prophesied, but by
tho time the noon dr.y of midlife had.
come ur.il tho clock of vour earthlv (::-
i-tenoe had struck l k cloud r;
er:-' 1 ar..l temjiest Iionowe-U in tho tract:
of tempest. Hut as the evening of old
ago approaches I pray God the skies may
brighten aud the clouds bo piled up into
pillars as of celestial temples to which you
go, or move as wilh mounted cohorts
come to take you home. And as yon
sink out of sight below tho horizon may
there be a radiance of Christian example
lingering long after you are gone,
ami on tho heavens be written in letters
of sapphire, and on tho waters
ia letters of opal, and on the hills in let
ters of cm -raid: Tin sun shali 110 mora
go down, neither shaii thy n.oon with
draw it .cif, for the Lord shall bo thine
everlasting light and tho days of thy
mourning shall bo ended." So shall tho
sunset of earth be"coiue the sunvLe of
chant of Venice, and
before lie reached "M.
ill come from ia
to tho most diilicult.
not a naU-er el p. r
so much as the lay!
ungate arm Oi God
t we-i ly-eigl .t j -lays
:i e;h. And gradu-
1 a. a r graces
13: :e ' that, it is
mg I. sal ot the al
who wiii la h us to
?!.e son' imi 1 ?i;t -.r : io; n :e 1 v.-
iiit rr.x' won. 1 turougn iie sr.r. -.ow s
tio anvil;;: g wo oueht to 00. Jtemeruaer
that in ail 1 . rsonr.i c. sntrovtrsles the or.o
Fact to blame -. ill have to take the iir.-t
stop at J aeiiicatieig ix it is over
effective. Tho cento-'.: between -lecliir.cs
and Ari.-ti rus re.-otnal through historr.
f 'oc'aiist io Itx2pv::::e;:t 1:1 ."siralta.
It is claimed that fc'oeiailsm is beuig
practically oxnerknchtrd with in "Mew
.Sarah V.'ales Australia. There is no
state chtirch., and y.o hereditary ari-.tcc-racy:
sutTrago is free, and there is no
properly qualification for laimhors (f
parliament. "Eigne hour.;." said Lord
Carrir.gton, tho governor, in a recent
s; ee-";i. "are censiuered lorg enough
w rl.i'ag hours; jiul-lic houses arc shut on
anu:iys, mid museums are eponed; the
bale and transfer of land is made very
easy by statutes enactment: men unable
to jlr.d employment are provided with
work by the government, raid education
is ", rar ikaily free. In fact, if wo leaie
out the denianu for a free daily meal for
rack child attending school, and a pro
posal that steps be taken to organize labor
uiaa.r skided direction on uncultivated
lands, we ilnd a state of things t-xacliv
fcknilr.r to that suggested to a iiiomorial
rcsontetl last year to Lord .Salisbury by
the Engii-h hex."ial Dor.iocratie l'eeleratioi,
who in Europe wouid be considered ge;.
cradly as d-mgerout; ar.d half crazy vi.-v
ionaries. The r .ult is that we havo now
en ahuo.-t p'-rfect system of govern
ineut." Now York fcuu.
BOOTS & SHOES
tO 1 I. "re. '
vent to -cCuiites an t su:d: biinii we .
r.'et agree to lo friers ts I.efora we make
ourselves tho laughing stock of the
wheIe country?" Aead kkchincs caid: :
'Tl.-11 .r f..v 1 lf.,r Il.on T f. ... T !
.- ...y-wi ll. L I . - V t . . . ..I IlilU. IVi JL
'i'!ic saiuo tti:iiitv 1 goio.ls 1(1 j.orci lit. clieu per llian any ln'UhO tvrst ot
Iho Mi.-sis.-ij . Vv'ill never hu uinlfi o,. Call ami be convii.ci 1.
r-'r-.fvr--Tf f? r-
- ' ' "
FOIL ALL CLASSL.S (!'
ILitchens, EBallways mid $MVivas,
T-r- ir ;zas nt -r--. -r 'ir:r 7 w
Where a inag'ni Jiet nl stock of (.Joods anil Fair Friers
UNDERTAKING AND EFffBALRIING A SPECIALTY
Kl. J-" tr-? VV 'gfc. rf r- i io
COHXllIl JIAIX AND SIXTH
1' I . A ITS M U I : T I f , : ; 1 1 1 j 1 A S Iv' A
(SUOCKSSOJt TO J. M. ft'- 1 i iriS ,
Will ko ji ceat'tauUy on luu.il a full :.;i.l c.!n ;.': tin !. l ..o
u a S " -i (v- l lit 1 in m n n. Z U r. I r-.
Vall Fajcr and n Full lAimlttf
E. G. Dovev c? Son.
E. O. Dovey &l Son.
Ff3 R IP
g j q h o j) 1 ( ) ? i s t 1 - o i 1 s q v i i g l q '
"vo Ijqvo -(!; Fiillosj qqc-I l:qnd-
so!qos liqo of
if lllflf bOuOSi
lt-il Til "!.
A ! f,-S 63 . Jk
and sliull be pleased to Lovv' you n
Wool Dress Goods,
Kcisery and Underwear,
Blankets and Comforters,
A st.'leiidid jissortjnciit of Ladies ilisssc-s and Childrcns
CLOAKS. Wi: VPS AND JEK.SKY.S.
We liave also added to our lir.e of carpet.; 'ino nev. p iif.-i :it-,
Fiooi Oil Glotlis, qtts -W- H-
In .!:?:.-- hci:.vv niid fine boot.- and s!h;c. al.-o in Lu'lies'. Mi--( j.hd
Childreus rootf'ar we Lave a coiiiploto lino to '.v'lich v.e J-W'ITE
your iuipeetion. Ail departments Lull aud Complete.
cf heaven. But a most icoi,le leave the h' n ihe quarrel, but thou hast been
Tflrphoiic Law in Kcuatlor.
Tlie 'i"el'vcl of Guayaquil. Eouatlcr, h:ir
i-r-ut1! a tlocroo iiiiiicsi:;.' a lino f from
I, to CO i.j" a ;Ji j orsons using the tele-
.lioTies for i.10 ur oseof sending chaSliis
t r imtiior'il laet.iges. This decree was
rendered iioce-s--2.ry by messages of an im
lro'er character being fre-uently Eent
through the vires. Chicago Iierald.
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