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RED CLOUD CHIEI
A. O. HQ1ME, Proprietor.
REIV CLOUD. - - - NEBRASKA.
DR. WISE'S GREAT THEORY.
Did you :vcr hear
Or Old Dr. Wise,
And his theories queer.
Half fact, half surmise,
frh-h excited such vast scientific surprise.
5k old Dr. Wise wa a wonderful man,
yao mostly to froiccts and theories ran:
ilc could tell how a fever Rerm acted and grew.
- u....,,Suium hnow jou dozen or two.
Tho' the poor devil ljinj;
i- ei er stricken and dying
He seldom or never contrived to pull throngo.
With the greatest presumption
He discoursed of consumption.
And laid all the blame on some parasite sly;
As for cancers and tumors.
They cams of bad humors.
And absorption would cause them to shrink up
Hut this wonderful man not alone
As a common practitioner shone;
For who has not heard how the whole world
When he published his book, "The Domestic
Or, how to Exterminate Hats
Without Ferrets or Poison or Cats"
Why, the plan was so pretty, so simplo and
witty, it seemed a preat pity
Thai rats by million and billion and trlllloa
Should haunt human dwellings in country afil
.lust secure a mad cat;
Lot the cat bite a rat.
And there'd be a mad rat;
Then end your labor:
He'd bite his neixhiior.
And then this other
Would oison his brother.
Ah! I see your face dimple with joy at the
Tis a- easy and simple as mincc-plo and a
The madness would spread
Till the last r.it was dead.
Itut 'twas most as h critic that Dr. Wise ram
To make fur himself a professional name.
I'or whenever a patient of wealth or of birth
Would escape his physicians by lleciujf from
Dr. Wise n.'ier railed to indite arevicw
Which showed that the death to malpractice
It Is small wonder, surely.
That a man of such skill.
Declared death to !e purely
An avoidable ill. which outfit tieier to kill.
In fuct, be announced it to be his conviction
That death in all case- resulted from friction;
For the body was uautfit but machinery cua-
While lire was the power that kept it a running.
Then why should not science
Some cordial distill.
That might bid detlance
To death's power to kill.
Some unctuous elixir, to friction superior.
That should lubricalo man's complicated Interior
Whenever he felt himself Crow slightly wearier
nv urKiiuirm met on all sides with great favor.
For of reason it really did seem to savor.
IlesMen. it is true In religion and physic.
When the spirit fir body is feeble or is sick.
Wan retains best the nostrums of plcasantcst
Or, to hold this thought up to more evident
Man accepts as the truth whatho'd like to have
How many a preacher is salaried well
For a weeklv discourse on thn nticenennf hll
Though his parrot-like lips nothing further can
Now, in nil human breasts Is implanted a strong,
Illogical longing to liie. and live long.
Atited.iting lie Leon's liistorifiil scramble
Through dangerous wilderness, thicket and
Over desert and plain and impassable moun
tain. To rcj-am bis lost jears in a mythical fountain.
The world then, retell cd
g Mr. Wise icry kindly;
"' .nd ere long It belieied
His great tlieorv blindly.
The incitement produced in a stonn culmi
nated. Into i.hich the famed sivant at last fulminated
That he. Hie invincible iniestigator.
Had found a receipt for the great lubricator.
Well, to shoitcu a story already too long,
A ball .as secured and a numlierless throng.
The louug anil the grav.
The religious, the gav.
Pisters and biothers and fathers and mothers.
Assembled from everywhere, distant and near,
A lecture on llow to Live Always" to hear;
No scoffers were there, their belief was com
plete. And each brought a note book to take the re
ceipt. Kltfit o'clock was the hour which the Doctor
Kight o'clock, and ho came not: half past, and
Do his faithful disciples grow weary or fret.
Nine o'clock, and then ten, when at some one's
A carnage was sent for the great man in ipics-
It went. It returned, and the news quickly
That the lecture was off, for the doctor was
Ueorge llorton, in Chicago Herald.
A Story "Which Proves That Truo
Lovo Novor Runs Smoothly.
Miss Martha Ilullcy known throughout
Ttoscvillc niniply as "Miss Martha" sat by
one of thcwiiKlows of hor rosy sitting-room,
putting the Inst Pitches into a flannel skirt
for old Mrs. llodley, who suffered terribly
with the ihcunialiHtu, which was not im
proved by tho weekly serithbings she save
Ihooflk'cs in the. brick block on Main street.
Miss Martha bad just sowed a stout horn
button on the wait belt, ntul was about to
fold the skirl tip, smiling ut tho thought of
the old woman's delight when she should
receive the gilt, when the hall door opened
without the ceremony of a preceding knoek,
mid a neighbor, Mrs. Marsh, came in.
"You ought not to sew by twilight. Miss
Martha,'" she said, as she entered tho room,
"you'll ruin your eyes. Hut that's not what
1 came hero to say; Mrs. Norcross died au
The smile faded from Miss Martha's face,
and her eyes grew humid.
"Poor woman!" she said, in her low, sweet
voice. "So she has gone at last. She suf
fered a great deal."
"Yes, and she was glad to go. But aho
had every attention in spite of being a
a. ranger here. Dr. Kdceeourt visited her
every day, and never charged her a cent, I
know, and all the neighbors sent thing to
oat. Cancers are terrible things. She was
a mighty patient woman. Poo r soul! But
now," with a sudden change of tone, "what
is to be done with Eva!"
"Has she no relatiTe at all!"
"No one. She is too retinal and pretty to
do housework, even if sho was strong
enough, which she isn't. She can't go to
the ior-housc, of course, and sho hasn't a
dollar there's to be a subscription to pay
"he burial exienses."
Miss Martha stood smoothing the flannel
skirt with her white, thiu hands, her face
wearing an cxpressin of deep thought min
gled with anxiety. Once she opened her Una
as if to speak, then hesitated and closed
them again. Ought she to make this sacri
fice which seemed urged upon her! It
would be selfish not to do so. She raised
'"her head and said in a firm, sweet voice:
"The girl must come to mo, since there te
no one els to take her. I bare plenty for
one I can make it enough for two by exer
"That's just like you. Miss Martha! I
knew ycul make the offer. Toe girl has got
a first rate education, and she can study up
enough to take a school by next falL Of
course you won't wast her aroand after you
A deep flush can iato Miss Martha's
naturally paleface; she dropped her eyes
and turned away from Mrs. Marsh with
some murmured excuse about making the
flannel skirt aba held into a baaaw to ha
. laeaalgBbanagjasi that Era H
could net hare found a better home thaa
abe had at Miss Martha's. The little cot
tage stood in a large garden, well filled with
fruit trees and shrubs. Miss Martha had
lived in the cottage with old Hannah for
twelve years. For three of these years she
had been engaged to Dr. Tom Edgecourt,
whose practice was yet too small to enable
him to marry. He was a year younger than
Mis Martha, and this fact often stung her
cry keenly. She sometimes stood before
ber looking-glass and attentively studied her
face, wishing that she was twenty instead
of thirty, and bad the bloom of ten years
before. Her hair was still glossy and
abundant, her eyes still bright; but the
plumpness and bloom of her early girlhood
bad fled forever.
Eva Norcross found her now home a very
quiet but not an unhappy one. She was
gentle and timid, and did not care for the
society of girls cf her own age. She liked
nothing better than to lie in an easy chair
all day with a book or some embroidery la
ber white, pretty bands, which Miss Martha
was not weary of admiring. Tho dead
mother had indulged her one child, and
never taught her to make herself useful.
There wa no need for her to be active in
tho cottage. At the outset Miss Martha
bad told her that she would be required to
do nothing but study. Hannah being fully
competent to do the entire work of the small
"You must educate yourself to teach,"
Mrs. Marsh said one morning as she entered
the cottage in her abr upt way and found
Eva embroidering a cushion. "You can't
live on Miss Martha all your life. Next fall
wo will try to gel you the district school at
Eva shuddered and grew a little pale,
while the work fell from her hand.
"I have heard that tho children at DotM's
Corner were very rough with the last mas
ter," she said, in her soft, low voice,
"A woman might havo more influence
with 'em than a man," said Mrs. Marsh.
"Anyhow, it won't hurt you to try it a spell.
Miss Martha," as that lady came in from
tho kitchen where sho had been making a
"quaker" for old Mr. Green's cold, "you
must gel tho doctor to sivo Eva some
strengthening medicine. Yellow dock tea
would put new life into her."
Dr. Edgecourt called that afternoon for a
moment, on his way to make a professional
visit, and Miss Martha told him what Mrs.
Marsh bad said.
The young man sat down by Eva and took
hor band in his. Miss Martha watched him
closely, wondering if he noticed how round
and white was the wrist on which be pressed
"She is not sick," he said, "all she needs
is fresh airand exercise;" and then he pro
tioscd that she should wrap up ami get into
his sleigh at the door and drive with him to
tho house of his imtlent, two miles away.
"Can't you go, too, Martha," ho asked.
"We will crowd you in somewhere."
"I do not care to go," sho said, and Tom
thought her manner rather cold and deprcv
sing. Ho did not urge the matter, for ho
was easily wounded, and never asked her a
second time to grant him a favor. He was
not a demonstrative lover, perhaps becauso
Miss Mortha never encouraged caresses.
She did not think it modest or womanly to
do so, yet sho often caught herself wishing
that Tom would be more affectionate.
Miss Martha watched the couple drive
away. Tom bent to arrango tho buffalo robo
more closely about his companion, and said
something which mado thorn both laugh,
and Miss Martha turnod quickly from the
window witli a pain at her heart,
"Three years!" sho murmured. "It is a
long engagement: and I hare heard it said
that men are oot patient waiters. I wonder
if he has ever wished to bo free again."
The ride proved of much benefit to Eva,
who was brighcr and gayer for days after.
Seeing this, Tom took her with him fre
quently, never thinking that he was causing
his betrothed pain by so doing. lie camo
of tenor than ever to the cottage, playing
chess ami cribbago Willi Eva at the center
table in tho evening, while Miss Martha sat
by with her sewing and wished she was
"Do you think I will stand any chaneo of
getting the school at Dodd's Corner next
fall. Dr. Edgecourt I" asked Eva, one even
ing. "You surely don't think of applving for
it !" cried Tom. "Why, the children aro
little heathens. They throw ink bottles
411 (1 spit balls at tho teacher ami swear like
trooitcrs. No, no; wo must not let you go
"I must work for mysolf, tho girl said.
"1 can not consent to remain dojieiiilent 011
"Walt until next fall comes before you
begin to worry." Tom said. "It's only
March now, and something better may turu
up iu the next six mouths."
Eva. as was her custom, left the room as
soon as tho game of chess was over. Tom
always had a few minutes alone with his
betrothed lie fore leaving tho cottage.
"I am so tired of boarding.' hesaid, when,
after some unituortant conversation ho
rose to go. "1 wish I had a home," and ho
Now was Miss Martha's chaneo to say
somethlng cheerful, but tho words refused
to form themselves on her lis. She was
very shy, and lately she and Tom had
scorned to be drifting very far apart,
Tom looked at her a moment, as if ex
pecting hor to speak, but as sho did not do
so ho turned almost angrily from her, a dark
red Hush of wouuded pride dyeing his fair,
frank face. He wished ho had not uttered
that longing for a home
0. 1 forgot to tell you," ho said, as he
reached tho hall door, "that my brother Ar
nold is coming to lloovillo to-morrow. He
has somo affection of the head and wants to
put himself under my care for a mouth or
two. Ho will leave his law businoss en
tirely in his partner's hands. Toor Arnold !
He has other than physical troubles 1 There's
an old saying that women are at the bottom
of all mischief, and men are such fools
sometimes. Uood-uight, Martha;" and tho
door closed loudly.
For some minutes Miss Marthastood where
be had left her, ouc hand bearing rather
heavily on a small hall table. Could he
ouly have kuown what stress sho laid upon
bis careless words! She mechanically re
peated over and over the last sentence he
bad uttered, and remembered the bitterness
of his tone. Then she walked slowly into
the small parlor again, and dropping on her
knees by an easy chair, buried her face In
the soft cushions.
Eva noticed that Miss Martha was very
pale and distrait the following day, and was
uot looking her best when Arnold Edge
court came with Tom to call. She bad never
seen this brother before, but he was so like
Tom in every way that she liked him at
ace. He was. however, more a man of the
world than Tom. and while Tom's face wore
a look of frank good nature, Arnold's was
clouded by an expression of melancholy and
discontent. This Miss Martha ascribed to
those secret troubles of which Tom had
spoken, and she wondered if some woman
bad Jilted the handsome lawyer.
Several weeks passed by, and Miss Martha
was no longer her former bright, cheerful
self. She did not know what it was now to
be without that sharp pain at heart, and the
estrangement between herself and Tom
seemed to grow greater every day. He
withdrew more and more into himself, and
she made do effort to restore the old pleas
ant relations between them. She watched
aim closely and saw that he seemed an
aoyed and distressed at Arnold's decided at
tentions to Eva. Once she heard him re
monstrate with bis brother, but Eva's name
was the only word she caught distinctly.
She thought Tom jealous and afraid that
the girl's heart would be woa from himself.
"It mast come," Miss Martha would mur
mur to herself. "I must offer him his free
dom. Why can not I he brave aad da it at
eacel He teres Era. hat he ia aot free to
win her, and Arnold's altontkms pain and
Unable him. Bathowcaa I give hiss up!
I will wait just a little loafer."
Thus from day to day she pat of tan aril
hear la which she was to as to
to anna aahan. 8as shad-
dered when she' thought of spending the
rest of ber days without Tom's love.
One evening the two aen came by invita
tion to the cottaga to supper. Miss Martha
sent them to the garden to smoke, while
she, with Eva's assistance, was busy laying
the tabic with the best damask and china.
Presently she went iato the parlor to gat
from the old cabinet which stood between
the windows some silver spoons which had
belonged to her grandmother. The shutters
were closed, but the windows were open,
and the low murmur of voices came to her
ears. She knew the brothers were just out
side on the rustic bench, and was about to
close the cabinet and apeak to them, when
he beard Tom's voice uttering words
which seemed to fall on acr heart like drops
of molten lead."
"It is a great mistake for a man to engage
himself to a woman oldertban himself. He
ia sure to repeat soon or lata I was a fool,
aad now that I lore Era with all mr heart,
as I have eoafaued to yon, I wish tho other
was in Guinea. And what am I to do. My
honor binds me to her confound it all.
Miss Martha did not wait to hear Arnold's
answer. She walked slowly and falter
in gly from tho room, and went up stairs to
the spare chamber, where abe locked her
The young men wondered" why supper
was so late, but just as their patience was
entirely exhausted Eva came to call them,
and then went in to find Miss Martha
already seated at the head of the smill table
laid for four. She mado no excuse for delay,
and the supper was so excellent that tho
young men forgot all about their vexation.
Tho evening passed very quietly, Miss
Martha evidently making an effort to be en
tertaining; and soeing this, Tom and Arnold
left very early, tho latter, as Miss Martha
noticed, having hardly np.iken to Eva sinco
supper. She thought this was out of re
spect for his brother's feelings, which had
so lately been revealed to him.
The next day Tom was nurprised in his
office by the appearance of old Hannah, who
quietly laid a letter on his desk and went
Tho young doctor's fac grew very white
as he read what Miss Martha had written.
Without explanation or excuse sho re
quested that their engagement might "be at
an end, and said that as it would be better
that they should aot meet for awhile at
least, she was goiag to an aunt's in another
town, to stay several months. Eva would
remain at the cattagc with old Hannah.
For some time Tom sat gazing at the let
ter, as if turned to stone. Then he touched a
lighted match to it and watched it burn away
"That Is over," be said, aloud. "I have
been expecting it. I have seen it in ber
face, and yet I had not tho courage to ask
her about it."
It was a sultry July day, the railroad
journey dusty and fatiguing, and Miss
Martha was very glad to step out of the
cars at Rosevillc. Sho walked slowly up
tho dusty road leading to her cottage. It
was nearly three months sinco she had left
home, and during that time she had neither
written nor received a single letter. She
bad not given Eva her address, and no one
knew where she had gone. She had wished
to cut herself loose from the tho past, hop
ing to forget It, but sho had not forgotten,
and her heart had not lost its dull pain.
Recollections of Tom stung her as she saw
tho familiar streets and stores. Perhaps ho
and Eva were married.
"You don't moan to say that's you, Miss
Martha!" cried a familiar voice, and Miss
Martha paused beneath tho shade of a
spreading elm as Mrs. Marsh came hurrying
toward her. "Well, you've come too late.
Love laughs at locksmiths, you know. It's
all over Eva's gouo off with him. and
they're married by this time, I haven't a
Miss Martha staggered back and put her
hand over her eyes. TI10 shock it was to
her to hear of Tom's marriage showed her,
to her inortilic.itioti. that all hope had not
lieen crushed from her heart, as sho had
"1 I exacted it," she stammered.
"Well, it's more than any one elso did. Ho
went off soon after you left, and no one
thought to sec him again. Hut hick he
came yestonray, mid doped with Eva Iato
last evening. O. it was wicked, it was
scandalous; nnd the whole story is all over
town. I wonder now if you know about
"No," said Miss Martha, white to tho
"Well, it seems ho was engaged to this
Miss Somcrby, a rich old maid. She is mad
enough at being jilted. Somebody tele
graphed to her father, and he was here thU
"What! Tom engaged V cried Martha,
"Who said any thing lilwut Tom? You
must bo wandering in your mind. It is
Arnold Edgecourt I'm talking about."
Without another word, without tho slight
est excuse. Miss Martha broke away from
the hand of the friendly gossip, and almost
ran down tho street. When nearly at her
own gate sho rushed blindly against some
body, and looking up with a hurried excuse,
"Martha," ho gasped, forgetting for tho
moment in his excitement the gulf between
them. "You have heard it all ! I see it in
your face. Come right in; you look really
HI. I did not know you cared so much for
Eva. Hut tho scandal will all die out, and I
know that Arnold wilt bo good to her. Ho
sent mo a telegram saying they wcro mar
ried in Ilrierly early this morning. He was
to marry Miss Somerhy next month, but he
never loved her; ho was tempted by ber
By this timo they had reached the cottage
andgono into tho little darkened parlor,
where the shutters bad been carefully
closed by old Hannah to keep out dust and
"Tom," said Miss Martha, laying her
hand on his sleeve; "can you ever forgive
mei I see every thing very plainly now. It
was not you I heard say a man was a fool
to engage himself to a woman older thaa
himsolf. Your voice and Arnold's are so
much alike, and I did not know of his ea
gacement." And then she told all she had
heard when she had gone to the old cabinet
for spoons the evening of the supper.
'Martha," said Tom, in his manly way.
"I never loved any woman but you. I did
not know you were older than I. for you
never spoko your age, and it would hare
made nodifferenoe to me anyhow. I thought
of Eva only as a child, and knowing of his
engagement, of which he had forbidden me
to speak, it distressed me to see his attentions
to her, for I saw that she was learning to
love htm. That evening in the garden I
gave him a long lecture, aad pointed oat to
him the barm he was doing the girl. He
promised to see her ao more; but though
he went home a few days later, he corres
ponded with her. and ended by eloping
with her yesterday evening. I did not ia
agine for an instant that you thought me ia
love with Eva. We both labored under a
mistake, Martha. I noticed your growing
coldness and thought you were becoming
weary of your engagement to a poor village
doctor. You did cot seem to care for love-
making or caresses, and I could aot. of
coarse, wish to fetea my aleetioa apoa
"I was wrong, for I do love you dearly;"
and then, as he took her to hia heart, kiss
ing repeatedly the soft cheek, oa which
there was now no lack of color, she added
softly, "aad our engagement need aot he of
long duration, Tom. Yoa hesitated to marry
me while I had so little, aad yoa nothing;
but you will aot hesitate now that I am
ricCs. Yes," as he f laacad at her black
dress my aaat ia dead, aad aha left ma
tfcMUQ. I aavamferadaaeugh for my mis
take, aad what la mine is yours, dear Tom.
Aad Tom's leader kirn gave cheerful as
aeat to all she said." Boston True Flag-
A aewspaaar poet demands at
kaow. Where are tha girls of tk
paat?" Briagisg up the firis of tk
future, don't you tklak? ScrmafcM
Dr. Talmage Defends tha Christian
Creeds Asnong Intelligent reaple Attivlsts
Answered The Churcbe Misrepre
sented Justification by Faith De
fended fowrr of l'rajrer.
Rev. Dr. T. DeWitt Talmage's sermon
at Brooklyn recently was on "Slanders
Against Religion Answered." His
text was: "And I took the little
book out of the angel's band and ate
it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as
beney; and as soon as I had eaten it my
belly was bitter. And be said unto me,
"Thou must prophesy again before mny
peoples, and nations, and tongues, and
king-.' "Revelations x. 10-11. Tho rev
erend gentleman said:
Domitian, th Itooitn Emperor, bad in
bis realm a troublesome evangelist who
would keep preaching, and so he exiled
him to a barren island, as now tho Rus
sians exile convicts to Siberia, or as some
times the English Government used to
send prisoners to Austrnlia. The island I
speak of is now called 1'utmoi, and is so
barren and unproductive that its inhabit
ants live by IKhing.
But one day the evangelist of whom I
speak, fitting at the mouth of a cavern on
the hillside, and perhaps half asleep under
the drone of tho sea. has a supernatural
drcam.nud before him pass as in panorama
time and eternity. Among tho strange
things that he saw was an nnd with a
little taok iu his hand, nnd in his dream
the evangelist asked for this little book,
and tho angel gave it to him and told hitn
to eat it ui. As iu a dream things are
sometimes incongruous, the evnngidist
took tho little look and nto it up. The
angel told him beforehand that it would bo
very sweet in tho mjuih, but afterward be
would be troubled with inligetioa.J True
enough, the evangelist devours the book,
and it becomes to him a suoctness during
the masticattou, but af to. ward a physical
Who the angel was and what the book
was no one can tell. The commentators
do not agree, and I shall take no reoni
bility of interpretation, but will t-11 you
that it suggests to me the little book of
creeds which fckeptici take and chew up
and find a very luscious morsel to thoir
witticism, but after a while it is to them a
great distress. The Angel of the Church
hands o.it this little book of evangel
ism, and the antagonists of the Christian
church take it and eat it up, and it makes
them smile at Hist, but at tor ward it is to
them a dire dyspepsia.
All the intelligent people have crowds
that is, favorite theories which tney have
adopted. Political creeds that i, theories
about tariff, about finance, nbout civil
service, about government. Social croeds
that is, theories nbout manners and
customs and good neighborhood. Esthet
ics 1 creeds that is, theories about
tapestry, about bric-a-brac, about styles
of ornamentation. Religious creeds
that is, theories about the Deity,
nbout the soul, about the great future.
The only being v. ho has no creed about
any thing is the idiot. This scotllug
against creeds is always a sign of pro
found ignorance on the part of the scoffer,
for ho has himself a hundred croeds in re
gard to other things. In our tuns the be
liefs of uvangolistic chutches are under a
fusilnde of caricature and misrepresenta
tion. Mensctupwli.it they call orthodox
faith, and then they nl:e it with tho mus
ketry of their denunciation. They falsify
what tho Cluistlnti chuiches believe.
They take evangelical doctrine and set
them iu a hatsli mil repulsive way, and
put them out of the association with other
truths. They tiro l'ke a mud anatomist
who, lies. ring to t 1 w'lat u Hum i, dis
sects n human body nnd hangs up in one
placwtho heart, and iu another place thu
ti o lungs, nnd in nnother place an ankle
bone, nnd says that is a man. They are
only fragments of n mnii wrenched out of
their Cod-nppointe I places.
Evangelical icligii'ii is a healthy, sym
metrical, weU-jouilV'd, roseate, Ixjunding
life, ami the scalpel nnd the dissecting
kuifuof the iiiliilol or tho athcit can not
tell you u hat it is. Evangulical religion
is as diirerent fiom uhat !t is represented
to Iks by these enemies as the scare-crow
which the farmer puts iu the cornfield to
keep off the ravens is different from the
For instance, these enemies of evangel
ism say that tho Presbyterian Church be
lieves that (5od is a iavagt sovereign and
that He made some men just to ilnmn them
and that thoro are iulauts In hell a span
long. These old slanderers com? down
from generation to generation. Tho l'res
byterinn Church believes no such thing.
The Presbyterian Church believes that
tiod is a loving and just sovereign nnd that
we aro free agents. "So, no, that can not
le,"say these men who have chewed up the
creed and have the consequent embittered
stomachs. "That is ituK)4ible; if (toil i
a sovereign we can't lx free agents."
Why, friends, we admit this in every
other direction. I. DeWitt Talmage, am a
free citizen of Brooklyn. I go when I
please, but 1 have at least four sovereigns.
The church court of our denomination
that is my ecclesiastical sovereign; the
mayor of this city he is my municipal
sovereign: the Governor of New York be
is mv State sovereign; the President of
the United States he is my National sov
ereign. Four sovereigns have I, and yet.
ia every faculty of body, mind and soul, I
am a free man. io you see it is poslb!e
that the two doctrines go side by tide, and
there is a common seme way of presenting
it, and there is way that is repulsive.
If you have two doctrines in a worldly
direction why not in a religious direction?
If I choose to-morrow morning to walk into
the mercantile library and improve my
mind, or to go through the conservatory
of my friend at Jamaica, who has flowers
from all laadt growing under arches of
glass and who has an aquarium all
asquirm with trout and gold tisa and there
are trees bearing oranges aad bananas
if I want to go there I could. I am free to
go. If I want to go over to Hoboxea and
leap into a furnace of an oil factory, if I
want to jump from the platform of the
Philadelphia express train, if I want to
leap from Brooklyn bridge, I may. Bnt
suppose I should go to-morrow and leap
iato the furnace at Hobokea, who would
be to blame That Is all there is about
sovereignty and free agency. Ood rules
sad reigns aad He has conservatories aad
He has blast furnace. If you waat to
walk ia the gardens, walk there. If yea
waat to leap iato the furnaces yoa may.
Suppose now a man had a charmed kev
with which he eoald open all the jails, aad
he should opea Raymond street jail aad
the New York Tombs and all the prisoas
oa the continent. Ia three weeks what
fciad of a eoaatry weald this be? all the
inmates turned out of those prisoas aad
peaiuatiaries. Suppose all the repro
bates, the bad spirits, the oatrageoas
spirits, should be turned into the New
Jerusalem. Why. the next moraine; the
gates of pearl would be found off hinge,
the liachpia would be gone out of the
chariot wheels, the "house cf many maa
sloas" would be burglarized. Assault aad
battery, arson, libertinism aad assatsiaa
tioa weald reside ia the capital ef the alias.
Angels ef God would be insulted aa tha
streets. Heavea would be a dead faltara
if there were ao lock-aa. If all peo
ple without regard to their charac
ter whea they leave tale world ge rich
iato gtory I woader if ia the tempi ef she
skies Caarlee Galteaa aad Jaha Wilkes
Baetk eccapy the same pew! Y
asaaaaaeedemaaas two deetialee
aaaa as to aaa Preabytorma
kkfttac akata are iafaam ia aarditiaa. M
morals aad souad mlad who will say that
he belioves there ever was a baby ia the
lost world, or ever will be, I wilt make him
a deed to the bouse 1 lire ia and ho can
take possession to-morrow.
So the Episcopalian Church is mis
represented by the enemies of evangelism.
They say that church substitutes forms
and ceremoniet for heart religion, and it
is all a matter of liturgy and genuflexion.
False again. All Episcopalians will tell
you that the forms aad creeds of their
church are worse than aothlng unless the
heart go with them.
So also the Baptist Church has been mis
represented. The enemies of evangelism
say the Baptist Church believes that un
lets a man is immersed be will never
get into Heaven. False again. All the
BaptisU, close communion aad open com
munion, believe tbat It a man accept the
Lord Jesus Christ he will be saved, wheth
er he be baptized br one drop of water on
the forehead, or be plunged into tne Ohio
or Susquehanna, although Immersion is
the only gate by which one eaters tbelr
The enemies of evangelism also misrep
resent the Methodist Church. They say
the Methodist Church believes that a man
can convert himsolf, and that conversion
in-that church is a temporary emotion,
and that all a man ha to do is to kneel
down at tho altar and feel bad aad then
the minister pats him on the back and
says: "It is all right," ani that is al!
there I of it. False again. The Meth
odist Church believes that the Holy Ghost
alone can convert a heart, and in the
church conversion is an earthquake of con
viction and a iuuburt of pardon. And as
to mere "temporary emotion," I wish we
all had more of the "temporary emotion"
which lasted Bishop Janes and Matthew
.Simpion for a half century, keeping tbttu
on tire for God until their holy enthusi
asm consumed their bodies. So all the
evangelical denominations are misrepre
sented. And then these enemies of evangelim
go on and hold up the great doctrines of
Christian churches as absurd, diy and in
explicable technicalities. "There is your
dectrineof tueTiinity." they say. .b
surd beyond all bounds. The idea tbat
there is a God in three persons. Impossi
ble. If it is one God He can't be three,
and if there are three tbey can't be one."
At the samo timo all of us thoy with us
acknowledge trinities all around us. Trin
ity in our own makeup body, mind, soul,
body with which we move, mind with
which we think, soul with which we love.
Three, yet one man. Trinity in the air
tight, heat, moisture yet one atmos
phere. Tr.nity in the court room three
judges on the bench, but one court. Trin
ities all around alout us, in earthly gov
ernment and in nature. Of course all the
illustrations are defective for the reason
that the natural can not fully illustrate
the spiritual. But suppose an ignor
ant mau should come up to a
chemit nnd say: "I deny what you
say alout the water and about the
air; thev are not made of different
parts. Tho air is one; 1 breathe it every
day. Thv water is one; 1 drink it every
day. You can't deceive me about the ele
ments tbat go to make up the air and
water." The chemist would say: "You
come up into by laboratory and I will
demonstrate th whole thing to you."
The ignorant man goes into the chemist's
laboratory and sees for himself. Ho learns
that the water is one and the air is one,
but tbey are made up of different parts.
So hear is a man who says: "1 can't un
derstand tho doctrine of the Trinity."
God says: "You coma up here into the
laboratory after your death ami you will
see you will see it explained, you will see
it demonstrated." Trie ignorant man can
not understand tho chemistry of the water
and the air until he goes into tho labora
tori, and wo will never understand the
Trinity until wo go Into Heaven. The
iguornnce of th man who can not under
stand tho chemistry of the air nil I water
does not change the fact in regaril to the
composition of nir and water. Because
wo do not understand tho Triuily, doos
thnt change the fact?
"And titer is your absurd doctrine
nlout justitlcatioa by faith, "say these an
tagonists who hyivo chewed up tho little
book of ovange'ism, and have the conse
quent embittered stomach "justification
by faith; you can't explain it." lean ex
plain it. It is simply this: When a man
takes tho I.or.l Jeus Christ as his Saviour
from sin, God lets the offender off. Just
ns you have a difference with someone,
he ha injured yon, ho apologize, or he
makes reparation, you say: "Now, that's
all right, that's all right. Justification by
faith is this: A man takes Jesus Christ as
ins .-saviour, ana 001 says to tne man:
"Now, it was ail wrong before, but it is all
right now; it is all right." That was
what mnde Martin Luther what he wa.
Justification by faith it is going to con
quer all nations.
"There is your absurd doctrine about
regeneration," these antagonists of evan
gelism say. What is regeneration? Why
regeneration is reconstruction. Anybody
can understand that. Have you not se?n
people Mho are all made over again by
some wonderful influence? In other
words, tbey are just as different now from
what tbey used to be as possible. The old
Constellation, man-of-war. lay down here
at the Brooklyn navy yard. Famine came
to Ireland. The old Constellation was
fitted up, and though it bad been carrying
gunpowder and bullets it took bread to
Ireland. You remember the enthusiasm
as the old Constellation weat out of our
harbor, and with what joy it was greeted
by the fsmishing nation oa the other side
of the sea. That is regeneration. A man
loaded up with sin and death loaded up
with life. Refitted. Your observation
has been very small indeed if yoa have
not seea chaages ia character aa radical
A maa came iato this church one Bight,
aad he was intoxicated, aad at aa utter
auce of the pulpit he said ia a sabdaed
tone: "That's a lie." An officer of the
church tapped him oa the shoulder and
said: 'You must bo silent or you mart go
out." The next aigbt that stranger came,
and he was converted to God. He was in
the liquor buslaess. He resigned tho busi
ness. The next day he sent back the
samples tbat had jest been seat him. H
begaa to lore that which ho hated. I
baptised him by immersion ia the baptistry
under this platform. A large salary was
offered him if he would return to hie for
mer busiaeee. He declined it. He woald
rather suffer with Jesus Christ thaa be
prospered in the world. He wrote home a
letter to his Christian mother. The Chris
tian mother wrote back coagratalatiag
him, and said: "If ia the change of year
business you have lack of means, corns
home; yoa are always welcome home."
He told of his conversion to a dissolute
companion. The dissolute companion said:
"Well, if yea have become a Christian yea
had better go over aad talk to that dylaa;
girL She is dying with quick coa-
ption la that house.- Tho
convert weat there. All
the surroundings were dlseoiata. He told
the dying girl that Jesus would save her.
'O," said she. "that eaat to. that eaat
be! What makes yoa say so?" "I havo It
hero ia a hook ia my pocket, " he replied.
He palled out a New Testament. She said:
-Shew it to mo; if I caa to saved show it
to mo la that book.' He said: "I hare
aogiected this hook as yoa hare aaglocted
it for many years aad I doat know where
to tad it. bat I knew it is somewhere be
tween the lids." Tana he begaa to tara
over tho learea, aad strange aad aauatlfa!
to say. his eye struck apoa this aaeenge.
"Jeisherdol wliin that; ga aad aaaan
mare.- saoeaM it lent am
U there I" "Yea, "aa said, taat
He hold Una before her dytag eyes ami
-0, yaa, I aaa it far aryesef, I
S lm m. a
awa am awarmv
gare it, and the new coavort preached tha
funeral sermon. The maa who a few days
btfore had been a blasphemer aad a
druakard aad n hater of nil that was good
he preached the sermon.
That is regeneration, that Is regenera
tion! If there are any dry husks of techni
cality in that, where "are they? All made
orer agaia by the power of the grace of
God. A few years ago a ship captain
came iu hero ani sat yonder under th
gallery. He came in with a contempt for
the church of God and with aa especial
dislike for Talmage. When an opportu
nity was given be arose for prayer. nd,
as he was more thaa six feet high, whea
he arose for prayer ao one doubted that he
arose. 1 hat hour he became a Christian.
He went out and told the .hip owners and
hip commanders what a great change
had been wrought in h.m, and scores and
scores have twen brought to God through
A little while after his conversion he
was on the ship off Hatteras in a thick and
prolonged fog. and tbey were at their
wits' end and knew aot what to do, the
ship drifting about hither and thither,
and they lost their bearings; and the con
verted sea captain went to his room and
asked God for the 'salvation of the ship,
and God revealed it to him while he was
on his knees that at a certain hour, ouly a
little way off, the fog would lift; and the
converted sea captain came out on tho
deck and told how God heard the prayers.
He said: ' It is all right, loys, very oon
the fog will lift," mentioning tho hour A
man who stood thero laughed aloud lit
derision at tho idea that God would answer
prayer; but at just the hour when God had
astured the captain the fog would lift
there came a Hash of lightning through
the fog, and the man who had jeered and
laughed was stunned and fell to tho deck.
The fog lifted. Yonder was Capo Hatteras
lighthouse. The .ship was put on the right
course, and sailed on to tho harbor of
When in seaport the captain spend
most of his time in evangelical work. He
kneels down by one who has been helpless
in the bed for many month and the next
day she walks forth in streets well. Ho
knee!sleide one w ho has long beoii decrepit
nnd he resigns the crutches. Ho kneels
beside one who had not scon enough to 1ms
able to read for ten years, and she reads
the Bible that day. Consumptions go
away and those who had diseases that
were appalling to behold come up to rapid
convalescence and to complete health. I
am aot telling you any thing second
banded. I have had the story from the
lips of the patients in this very house,
those who were brought to health of body
while at the same time brought to tiod.
No second hand story this. I have heard
tbs testimouy from men and women who
have been cured. You may call it faith
cure or you may call it the power of God
coming in answer to prayer; I do not earn
what you call it, it is a fact. The scoffing
sea captain, his heart full of hatred for
Cbristiaulty, bow becomes a follower of
the meek and lowly Jesus, giving all tho
time to evangelical labora, or all the timo
he cau spare from other occupations. That
is regeneration, that is regeneration. Man
all made over ag.iin.
"There is your absurd doctrine of vicar
ious sacrifice," say these men who bavn
chewed up the little book of creeds and
have the consequent embittered stomach.
"Vicarious sacrifice! lt every man suf
fer for himself. Why do I want Christ to
suffer for me. Pit suffer for myself and
carry my own burdens." They scoff at tho
idea of vicarious sacrifice, while they ad
mire it every whern else except in Christ.
People see its beauty when a mother suf
fers for her child. People see its beauty
when n patriot suffers for his country.
People sc its Iwauty ivhun a man denies
himself for a friend. They can see tho
beauty or vicarious sacrifice in eveiy ono
A young lady in one of tho literary In
stitutions was a teacher. !shn was very
reticont nnd retired in her habits, nnd !
formed no companionships iu tho new po
sition she occupied, nnd her dress was
very p'nin sometime it was very stmhhv.
After awhile she wns discharged fiom tho
place for that reason, but no reaou was
given. In answer to the letter discharg
ing her from the position sho said: "Well,
if 1 have failed to p!easo 1 suppose It is
my own fault." She went here and ther
for employment and found noun, and in
desperation and in dementia she ended
her life by suicide. !uvetigation was
mado and it was found that out of hr
small tucaus she bad uported her father,
for her brother iu Yale College on hi way
to the ministry. It wa found that she
had no blanket on the bed that winter, and
shq had no lire on the very coldest day of
all the season. People found It- out, and
there was a largo gathering nt the funeral,
the largest over at any funeral In that
place, anil the very people who had scoffed
came and looked upon the pale face of the
martyr, and all honor wa done her; but
it was too late. Vicarious sacrifice. All
are thrilled with such instances as that.
But many are nut moved by the fact that
Christ paid Hi poverty for our riches.
His self-abnegation for our enthronement,
and knelt on the sharp edge of humilia
tion thnt we might climb over Hi lacerated
shoulder into teaceand Heaven.
Be it ours to admire aad adore these
doctrine nt which others jeer. O. the
depths of the riches both of the wisdom
nnd knowledge of God! How unsearch
able is His wi.dom, and His ways are pat
finding out! O, the height, the depth, the
length, the breadth, the infinity, the im
mensity, the eternity of that love! lt
our earnest prayers go out ia behalf of nil
those who scoff nt these doctrines of grace.
When the London plsgue was raging in
the year ISC there wa a hotel near the
chief burial place which excited much
comment. England was in fright aad be
mavemeak The dead carta went through
the streets day aad night, aad the cry,
"Bring out your dead!" wns an
swered by the bringing out of tho
forme of the loved ones, aad they
were pat twoaty or thirty la a cart, nnd
tho wagoas went oa to the cemetery: and
these dead were aot buried (n graves, but
in great trenches, la greet pits, la one pit
1,114 bnrinls! Tho carts would come up
with their great burdea of twenty or thirty
to tho mouth of tho pit, nnd the front of
the cart was lifted aad the dead shot into
the pit. All the churches in London were
open for prayer day nnd night nnd En
gland was ia feasjanguish. At that very
time, at a hotel, at a wayside iaa near the
chief bnrial-placa, there was n group of
hardened men. who sat day after day aad
alght after night Iriaepheming Ood aad
imitating the grief-struck who went by to
tho burial place. Theee men sat there day
after day and atght after aight, aad
they scoffed at men and they sceaT4
at women nnd thoy scoffed at OodL
Bat after awhile one of thorn was struck
with the plague, and la two weeks all of
tha (reap the trench from
the margin of whith they had uttered
their ribaldry. My friends, a greater
plague U abroad ia this world. MiHSonc
hare died of it. MnUoas are smitten with
it now. Plague of a. plagae of sorrows.
aaae of wrntcas ansoa, plague of
And cause ci etod women aad anon ti
all Christendom aro gotng not trying t
stay the plagae aad aKeriate the anguish,
nnd there ie a group of men la
this country base eaoagh to sit aad
dorido tho work. They scoaT at Sho ftbie.
aad they cotT at eaageOsaB. aad they ?
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Wife "Tht tUjat Is very poor.
The ga ssH'nw to bo lower with every
woek." Husband "So it dte: kat
tha bill is all rufht. It gvl bifkssr
every time." Quaker.
Thcrvi I oalr on? ure way to stop
a small txiy from asking qnctlon. and
, that way is no: satisfactory if you av
J any further uo for tho boy. Journal
! of Education.
"Highway robberies grow tnor?
common as winter cocio oa." say a
newspaper. Tho loss of tho summer
hotel will not K fvlt so keenly afU?r
all. Merchant Traveler.
Miss UolVrt (unfeelingly) "Thi
is. perhaps, the first refusal you have
received. Mr. DoTon' .iV. IVjT.
(5nrcatlcallv)--"And perhaps tho first
I you have ever given. Miss Mauvo."
While wo tire talking about cora-puli-ory
education, wouldn't It U a
gtKvl idea If the teachers, as a rule,
wore cotnjHjllesl to know jut .1 little
more than their pupils ? - Chtc-o
There arv a irood manv alitor
! irivint; loarned opinions about ho,j
' cholera, ho do not know enough about
, tho dUea.-' to tell tho dlfforoHce bo-
twcori a cholera germ and a ugar-
curtnl ham. -Iowa Jlnt.' Hogl-stor.
l Iu Connecticut thoy find a uo for
! almost fvery thing. An old lady in
, that Mate is collecting nil tho joUtkal
paper? he. can laj her hands on to
make soap of. Sho says they are- n
"desput night hotter than a-shos; they
are almost a giHl as puro ll"'
"The reaon why the IMnJ Rad
iator i w much admired i bvau.so
' he kivps hi.s mouth shut. He I very
different from our modern gladiator.
who go all over the country blowing
about what thoy are going to do tv
soon as thev get into 'condition.'
Tho writer of book on dancing
estimates that elghWn waltifs ar
equal toalKiut fourttHsti mllrsof straight
work. The fatigued girl, tint languid
to help her mother about tho house,
can do eighteen waltzes in an evening
when she wishes to bo particularly
agrsable. X. O. I'ieayune.
-Tough Luck -First Stage llohltor
"What did you git. yesterday. Jer
ry?" Second Kobber "Xothiii. Thero
uiLsn'l noltody In the stage 'eeptln a
lawyer, two phitnlwr and a prima
donna, an a professional courtesy
wouldn't allow mo to touch 'am. of
couro. Terra Hnuto Kspre.
"I djscliirv." exclaimed Mis Fogg,
as she vainly endeavored to dliect tho
turkey. "If you aro not the poorest
man to do marketing. ThU turk:v
as oltl us Methuselah." "Po-dhly."
replied Fogg, unabashed; "but, my
dear. It is a femilo bird, and courtesy
to the mx prevented mo from inquiring
alxmt her ago." -IloMoti Transcript,
-"When a man dies utldntly, witkA
out having Ui'n utlondod by a doctor",
-ays 11 popular guide t the law, "tho
ooronur has to mj called in and an in
quest held to ascertain tho cause, o!
death. Hut," luldt tho writer, "when
lie dies after having been uttondod by
a doctor, everybody knows why ho
tiled, and an Inquest Is not ticesary."
X. Y. I.odgor.
The "glorious uncertainty of tho
law" U proverbial; but It N a littlo
.singular, wlbsti ono eonio to think of
It. that thin uncertainty never tnun
by accident, or otherwise, to the bene
fit of tho hotp-st man or the public It
! nlway the criminal who profits by
the uncertainly. The court do not
discover fly sjx-sk In Indictment or
committment which cnabtu tho puhlh
to get a firmer nnd moro lasting hold
on tho law breaker. And thoo acci
dent with the undotted l" and un
crossed t" are unearthed In the Inter
est of rascals and rascality. Detroit
SHUT YOUR MOUTH.
A rhysielan'e MSm About the Origin at
You snorefdon't you?" naked a
ritUburgh doctor of a patient who wan
aflllct"d nlth a throat trouble,
"My wlfo says that I do."
"And you laugh quite often?"
"And your mouth's open a good deal
of the time jut as It Is now when
vou an; not talking, laughing or snor-
"I Suppose! SO."
"Well, that Is what all you. Break
yourself of the habit and your throat
will get well. Breathe through your
none that Is what it was mado for.
When you draw tha air through your
mouth you mcelve it with all the dm
and Impurities it contains. I'rofne
slonal runners understand this; tbey
know they can not bold out In a raoo
unle they keep their mouths cloned.
The savages understand it.
Indian mother who aeea ber
sleeping with its mouth open will pree
lie lips together, so that It resplratloai
may be natural. Too have heard tha
story of tha Indian who was natchovl
against a whito man to run a race.
Me beat um. sure. he said before tha
son test befun. On Ndnf asked am
reason for so hollering, ke replied tbat
be had ao fear of a man. either ia a
race or a fight, who kt kit aoatli
"If people geatrrally knew kow many
4Leae of the throat aad luags
are brought oa by wrong kablto of
breathing. I thiak they would b mors
cautioa. Why. area a bore can't
laad it. I wouldn't buy aa aalmai
that kept ito mouth open all Ik tim.
nor would aay maa who kaww any
thing abowt borwee," PitUbargk Die
"Any onre la tke paper this
lag. Sanaatha?" Uolnd Mr. Chsg
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