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lb Bowser's Experienoe with
Pair of Mendicants.
HAT did that man
want?" asked Mr.
Bowser, as be came
up to dinner the
other day just as a
strange man left the
.- "He was a tramp,"
"And you turned
bun away without
even a crust!"
told mo to look out
for those gentry.
Ho looked like a
"He didn't look
anything of the sort I Tho man appeared ia
ill-health, and it was a mean thing to turn
aim off in that way. Mrs. Bowser, you've
Sot a heart lUe a stoae."
"Well, he is standing on the corner, and
if you feel for him you can give him some
thing." "Ok, I can ! How liberal yon are 1 Well,
I'm going to hand km a quarter, anyhow.
Ifoone knows wast tho poor fellow may
have suffered, ril let him wheel those
ashes out of the yard and give him a dollar
for the job."
He beckoned the man into the alley and
.asked him if he wanted a job.
"What is it!" was tho cautious reply.
"Wheeling out those ashes. Tou can do
Jt in aa hour, and l'U give you a dollar."
"I haven't come down to that yet, old
"But don't you want work?"
"Not that sort I want a quarter to get
"But you ought to be willing to work for
"Would you wheel out anybody's ashes
for any price? Not much, you old bloke!
There's a ring of you fellows who have got
-as poor chaps by tho nock, and you want to
'tread us into the earth. Don't try to step
on me, old man!"
"I did feel for you at first, but now'
"Oh, yes, you felt for me tho same as a
tiger.does for an orphan baby. Tou wanted
to get five dollars worth of work for fifty
cnts. Go to grass, you old bondholder I"
"Do you know who you are talking to?"
demanded Mr. Bowser.
No, and I don't care! Don't you give
me any lip or I'll puBch your head !"
Mr. Bowser started to pull off bis coat,
but the man hit him in the eye arid knocked
liim against the fenco and then went off
saying that it was lucky for Mr. Bowser it
Adn'thappcn to be bis well day.
"He couldn't have been a hard -case,
onld be?" I queried, as I went out to Mr.
He was holding his hand to his eye, and
"Ho appeared to me to be ill-health," I
softly continued. "Mr. Bowser, you have a
heart of stone!"
Ho didn't say a word until he bad
washed bis eye in salt and water and eaten
bis dinner. Then as he took his hat to go,
be turned on me with:
-It was the way in which you treated his
-request tba$ drove him to desperation, and
: It will be singular if he doesn't return and
-bant omr., barn! Mrs. Bowser, I've got to
'have a plain talk with you! This thing
canH go much farther!"
Bat it did. He cot half tho police force
after the tramp, secured his arrest, and
- tbea bad turn sent up for three months.
Ono day a woman called and asked for aid
and told a pitiful story of distress. I was
. asking for her street and number when Mr.
Bowser came in.
"Do you mean to insult the woman?" he
brusquely demanded, as 1 wrote down the
"lam going to help her if she has toldmc
"Straight! Do you think she has sat here
sad lied to you!"
"Heaven forbid!" exclaimed the woman
as she roiled ber eyes to the ceiling.
"My good woman," said? Mr. Bowser, as
ho turned to her, "you have no doubt spoken
tho truth. Anyone can see that 70U are
frail and dehcate and greatly worried.
THE VAX HIT HIH IK TBS STB.
"Expect no sympathy from my wife.
She'd demandacertificateof characterfrom
aa angel. Here are a couple of dollars, and
ii you will call again I'll do something fur
ther." "Heaven bless you, sit! Tou have a
When she bad gone Mr. Bowser said to
"You'll get your pay for such conduct, old
lady! No wonder you aro in such mortal
ierror of thunderstorms !"
"I'll bet the woman is a fraud !" I hotly re
plied. Tnat's a poor way to sneak out of it I
haven't a doi'tt every word she has spoken
has been the solemn truth."
That aftt i m on I rodo over to the street
and number she had given me, but could
find nothing of her. I made persistent in
quiry for blocks around, but she was not to
be heard of. I had just returned home
when she cams along and sat down on the
front steps to wait for Mr. Bowser.
thought she acted rather singular, and
-when Mr. Bowser -camo up the suspicion
" Whoop ! Hooray !" she shoutod,as he came
near. "Shay, old man, you're a daisy!"
"W-whaVs this 1" demanded Mr. Bowser,
ss he stopped short
"Olo gal's shrunk again zhat's alll" she
replied, as she tried to throw ber arms
"Are you the the woman who called
Acre this forenoon?" ho asked.
'j "And I gave you two dollars."
"Sho, you did. ola boy, and I've come
"hack for two more! I'll bez on you every
rtime, ole li.y of the valley."
"Woman, dia you spend any of that
money for drink!" he demanded.
"Did I! Sbertingly 1 did1 Shay, ole
soaa, xhere ain't no flies on you I Let me
Joea-you for your muzzer 1"
KJs away, woman 1"
"Who's go away, woman! Don't talk
that way to me! I'm muzxtfr of five lizxle
children, I am, and they hain't got nothing
to eat or wear."
"1 believe you are an impostor!"
"Whaz zhatl Don't shasa mo, you tie
reprobate, or Til make it sad for you! I
want two dollars right awsy !"
Ho got by ber and got 'into the bouse
probably hoping I hadn't seea or heard aay
thing. But I said:
"Mr. Bowser, do you want to insult the
Ho didn't reply.
"I called at the address she gave, but no
one in the neighborhood ever beard of ber.
vJ vwS'Mf F J'llfrk I
I 'v vnJ&tt i 1 A LB
' V I HmMffimrlyih lit
SHAY OLK nix, YOU'KB A DAISY.
However, I don't want to prejudice you
"Her troubles have made her luny, I
think," be interrupted.
"Poor thing! Then you will see about
having ber sent to an asylum?"
"Mrs. Bowser, will you keep still?" he
"But you said I was "
"Or must I leave this house to find peace
But noxt morning when I referred to tho
matter in an incidental way he put on a very
innocent look and replied :
"What woman do you refer to? Tou must
be losing your mind, Mrs. Bowser. Perhaps I
it would be well for you to take a week in
the country this spring. I bare noticed for
some time past that your memory seems to
be gradually getting away from you."
Detroit Free Press.
FOR CHILDREN ONLY.
Aa Aoddent Company That Weedd FUl a
T is a pretty well ac
cepted fact that
children from tho
time they can walk
are always in some
land of trouble. If
they are not failing
out of windows, or
drinking the oxalic
add used for cleaning
the boiler, they are
playing on a bridge spanning a rustic
stream, or paddling about the pond in a
boat, especially if they can not swim.
It therefore seems to us that it would not
be a bad scheme to start an accident insur
ance company for children. There would
undoubtedly be profit in such an institu
tion, because children are sever known to
be killed by accidents.
With ber children covered by policies in
this company, the washer-widow could go
forth in the old-gold dawn and agitate the
washboard with bare knuckles right into
the robin's-egg twilight, without any fear
for tho safety of ber children at home. For
should they meet with disaster, the insur
ance company would pay the doctor's fee
and the apothecary's bill.
The company could also furnish aa at
tractive list of prices for various calami
tics, after the manner of other companies,
so that a parent might know what would
ing in case of certain accidents so much
lor an eye, so much a tooth, and so on.
"Oh, I am afraid Jimmy is going to lose a
leg!" his mother would murmur, in great
"it is terrible to reflect on, Madeline," the
husband would reply; "but tho price of that
leg put in the bank will start iimmy in
business when he is of age, or, if we
should decide otherwise, ho being a minor,
there's a trip to Europe in it"
Then tho company could print a report
showing what it bad paid out (to advertise
its great value to the poor man with a large
family), something like this :
Thomas W. Kidder, Saginaw, Mich.
Lost an eyo looking down tho barrel
of a gun that aa thought was not
loaded........ .... .... .... .... ..... ....fl,000 00
Willie Jones, LUnburger, Vt Inter
nal injuries from swallowing a pair of
manicure scissors.. $17 70
James Foley, Bethlehem, L. L Lost
three toes while kicking at a bull-dog
through a picket fence 43 29
Josey Simmons, Flint, Mica,' Butted
by a goat. Three ribs broken 7503
Katy Jenkins, .Battle Creek, Mich.
8wallowed a vial of qu'nine pills,
thinking them peppermint drops.... 49 25
Harry Judson, Cambridge, Mass. Nose
broken in rough-and-tumble figat.... KM 00
Oscar Farrell, Newark, N. J. Lost
three flngcis taking a ball off the bat MO 00
The foregoing aro only a few samples,
which might be carried to greater length if
it were not for the value of our space. But
we think we have pointed out a way by
which men with idle capital may confer a
boon on poor humanity with profit to them
selves. "Risks" could be classified accord
ing to circumstances, for the safety of the
company, and it could get higher rates on
children living near railroad tracks, plan-ing-mills
and lakes than on subjects resid
ing ia quarters where they would not be
exposed to the dangers of such institu
tions. Such a company would be at once a real
blessing and a source of great profit Then
tho small boy could tantalise the mule, hang
by bis toes from the tree-top, and indulge
in any other delight peculiar to boyhood be
might desire,' without the ordinary fear at
Such a company would fill s long-felt
Cease for Anxiety.
Car-wheel Manufacturer (passenger in
fast express train which is making a long
stop) What are you striking those wheels
Man With Hammer To see if they are
Car-wheel Manufacturer (nervously)
Well, please don't hit 'em quite so hard.
N. T. Weekly.
Sysapoataaa ea Centennials.
George Bancroft (benignantly) We can
not reasonably expect, my friends, to enjoy
many more centennials.
Simon Cameron (hesitatingly)-N-no, I
Susan B. Anthony (defiantly) I'd like to
know the reason why 1 Chicago Tribune.
A good many fashionable church people
have packed up their religion for the sum
mer months, as they have their furs, so
needing it much at the watering pUota.
THE JUDGMENT SCALES.
Sermon By Dr. Talmaas on
The Dirlne Weighing- Always True The
Churches Often Found Wasting Tho
Moralist a Light Weight Christ's
Power to Save.
Rv. T. DeWitt Talmage. of Brooklyn,
K. Y., ia a recent sermon at Omaha, Neb.,
took for his text: Tnou art weighed in
the 1 alances and art found wanting."
Dame) v. 27. Following is the seimia:
Babylon was the parai ho of architect
ure, and driven out from thence the
grandest buildings of modern times are
only the evidence of ber fait The site
having been selected for the city, 2.000,0)0
men were employed in the rear of her
walls and tbe building of her works. It
was a city sixty miles in circumference.
There was a trench all around the city,
from which the material for the bailding
of tbe city had been digged.
There were twenty-five gates on each
side of the city; between every two gates
a tower of defeuse springing into tbe
skies; from each gate on the one side a
street running straight through to the cor
responding street on tbe other side, so that
there were fifty streets fifteen miles long.
Through the city ran a branch of tbe river
Euphrates. This river sometimes over
flowed its banks, and to keep it from tbe
ruin of the city a lake was constructed
into which the surplus water of tbe river
would run during tbe time of freshets, and
the water was kept in this artificial lake
until the time of drought and then this
would stream down over the city. At
either end of the bridge spanning the
Euphrates there was a palace the one
a palace a mile and a half around, the
other palace seven and a half miles
The wife of Nebuchadnezzar bad been
born and brought up in the couutry, and
in a mountainous resion. and she could
not bear the flat district of Babylon; and
so, to pleas his wife, Nebuchadnezzar
built in tbe midst of tbe city a mountain
400 feet high. This mountain was built
out into terraces supported on arches. On
the top of these arches a layer of flit
stones, on the top of that a layer of reeds
aad bitumen, on the top of that two layers
of bricks closely cemented, on the top of
that a heavy sheet of lead and on top of
that tbe soil was placed the soil so deep
that a Lebanon cedar bad room to anchor
its roots. There were pumps worked by
mighty machinery fetching up tbe water
from tbe Euphrates to this hanging gar
den, as it was called, so that there were
fountains spouting into the sky.
Standing below and looking up it must
have looked as if tbe clouds were in blos
som, or as though the sky leaned on the
shoulder of a cedar.
AH this Nebuchadnezzer did to please
bis wife. Well, she ought to have been
pleased. If that would not pleas ber
nothing would. There was in that city
also the temple of Beta, with towers one
tower the eighth of a mile high, ia which
there was an observatory where astrono
mers talked to the stars. There was in
that temple an image, just one image,
which would cost what would be our $52;-
O, what a city! The earth never saw
any thing like it, never will see any thing
like it And yet I have to tell you that it
is going to be destroyed. The King and
bis princes are at a feast Tbey are all
intoxicated. Pour out tbe rich wine into
tbe chalices. Drink to tbe health of the
Kin?. Drink to tbe glory of Babylon.
Drink to a great future.
A thousaad lords reel intoxicated. The
King, seated upoa a chair, with vacant
look as intoxicated men will with vacant
look stared at the walL But soon that
vacant look take on intensity and it is
an affrighted look, and all the princes be
gin to look and wonder what is the mat
ter, and they look at the same point on
the wall. And then there drops a dark
ness into the room and puts out the blaze
of tbe golden plate and out of tbe sleeve
of the dai kness there comes a finger a
finger of fiery terror circling around and
circling around as tboagh it would write,
and then it comes up and with a sharp tip
of flame it inscribes on the plastering of
tbe wall tbe doom of the King: "Weighed
in the balances and found wanting." Tbe
bang of heavy fists against tbe gates of
tbe palace are followed by tbe breaking in
of tbe doors. A thousand gleaming knives
strike into a thousand quivering hearts.
Now death is king; and he is seated on a
throne of corpses. In that ball tbere is a
balance lifted. Ood swung it On one
lide of tbe balance He put Belsbazzar's
opportunities, on the other side of tbe bal
ance are put Belsbazzar's sins. Tbe sins
ome down. His opportunities go up.
Weighed in tbe balances found wanting.
Xhere has been a great deal of cheating
in our country with false weight and
measures and balances, and the Govern
ment, to change that state of things, ap
pointed commissioners whose business it
was to stamp weights and balances, aad a
great deal of the wrong baa been correct
ed. But still, after all, tbere is no sach
thing as a perfect balance on earth. The
chain mar break, or some of tbe metal
may be chipped, or ia some way the
equipoise may be a little disturbed.
Tou can not always depend upon earthly
balances. A pound is not always a pound,
and you may pay for one thing aad gee
another; but in the balance which is sus
pended to the throne of God. a pound is a
pound, and right is right and wrong is
wrong, and a soul is a soul, and eternity
is eternity. God has a perfect bushel aad
a perfect peck and a perfect gallon. When
merchants weigh their goods in tbe wrong
way, t ea the Lord weighs tbe goods
again. If from the imperfect measure
the merchant pours oat what pretends to
be a gallon, God knows it and He calls
upon His recording angel to mark it: "8o
much waating ia t at measure of oil."
Tbe farmer comes in from tbe country.
He has apples to selL He has aa imper
fect measure. He pours out the apples
from this imperfect measure. God recog
nizes it He says to the recording angel:
"Mark dowa so many apples too f ew aa
imperfect measure." We may cheat our
selves and we may cheat tie world, but
we can not cheat God, and ia the great
day of judgment it will be found out that
what we 1 arned in boyhood at school is
correct; that twenty hundred weight
make a ton, and one hundred aad twenty
eight solid feet make a cord of wood. No
more, no less, and a religion which does
not take bold of this life as well as tbe
life to come is ao religion at all But my
friends, that is not the style of balances I
am to speak of to-day, that is not tbe kind
ofweights aad measures last to speak
of that kind of balances which can weigh
principles, weigh churches, weigh men,
weigh nations and weigh worlds.
So God will weigh churches. He takes
a great church. Ihat great church, ac
cording to the worldly estimate, mast be
weighed. He puts It oa oas side of the
balances aad the minister aad the choir
aad the building that cost hundreds of
thousands of dollars. He pats them oa one
side tbe balances. On the other side of
the scale he puts what that church ought
to be, what its sympathy for the poor
ought to be, what its devotion to all good
oHgbt to be. That is oa one side. That
side comes dowa. aad tbe church not being
able to stand tbe test rises in tbe balances.
It does not mke any difference about
your magnificent machinery. A church
is built for one thing to save souls. If it
saves a few souls when it might save a
multitude of souls, God will spew it out of
His mouth. Weighed and found wanting!
So God estimates nations. How many
times He has put the Spanish monarchy
into the scales and found it insufficient
and condemned it! The French Empire
was placed on one side tbe scales, and
Ood weighed the French Empire, and
Naooleon said: "Have I not enlarged
tbe boulevards? Did I not kindle the
glories of the Champs Elysees? Have
I not adorned tbe Taileries? Have I
not built the guilded opera bouse?"
Then God weighed the nation, aud He
put on on e side tbe scales tbe Emperor,
and the boulevards, and tbe Tuileries,
and the Champs Elysees, and tbe gilded
opera house, and on the other side Ha puts
that man's abominations, that man's lib
ertinism, that man's selfishness, that
man's godless ambition. This last came
down, and all tbe brilliancy of tbe scene
vanished. What is that voice coming up
from Sedan? Weighed aad found want
ing! But I must become more individual and
more personal in my address. Some peo
ple say tbey do not think clergymen
ought to be personal in their re igious ad
dress, but ought to deal with subjects in
the abstract. I do not think that way.
What would you think of a hunter who
should go to the Adirondack to shoot
deer in tbe abstract? Ah! no. He loads
the gun, he puts tbe butt of it against the
breast, be inns bis eye along tbe barrel,
he tak-s aim and then crash go the antlers
oa the rocks. And so. if we want to be
hunters for the Lord, we must taka sure
aim and fire. Not in the abstract are we to
treat things in religions d-s.ussion.
People say there is a day of judgment
coming. My friends, every day is a day
of judgment and you and I to-day are
being canvassed, inspected, weighed.
Here are the balances of the sanctuary.
They are lifted, and we must all be
weighad. Who will come and be
weighed first? Here is a moralist who
volunteers. He is one of the most up
right men in tbe country. He comes.
Woll, my brother, get in get in the bal
ances now and be weighed. But as be
gets into the t alance, 1 say: "What is
that bundle you have along with you?"
"O," he says, "that is my reputation for
goodness, aad kindness and charity and
cenerosity, and kindliness generally."
aO my brother! we can not weigh that;
we are going to weigh you you. Now.
stand in tbe scales you, tbe moralist"
Pail your debts?" "Tes." you say,
"paid all my debts." "Have you acted in
an upright way in the community?" "Tes.
yes." "Have you been kind to tbe poor?
Are you faithful in a thousand rela
tions in life?" "Tes." "So far, so
good. But now, before you get out of
this scale, I want to a-k you two or three
questions. Huva your thoughts always
been right?" "No,"" you sav. "no." Put
down one mark. "H-ive you loved the
Lord with all your heart and soul, and
mind and strength?" "No," you say. Mnk
another mark. Come, now. be frank,
and confess that in ten thousand thing
you have come short have you not?"
"Tea" Make ten thousand marks. Come,
bow. get me a Look large enough to make
the record of that moralist's deficits My
brother, s and in the scales, do not fly
away from them. 1 put on yonr side the
scales all the good deeds yon t-ver did. all
the kind word you ever ottered, but on
tbe other side the scales I put this weight
which God says I mut pnt there on tbe
other side the scales and opposite to yours
I put this weight: "By the deeds of tbe
law shall no flesh living be justified."
Weighed and found wanting:
Still, the balances of the sanctuary are
suspended and we are ready to weigh anv
who come. Who shall b-the next? Well,
here is a formalist. He comes and he gets
into the balances, and as he gts in I see
that all his religion is in genuflections and
outward observances. As be gets into tbe
scales I say: "What is that you have in
this pocket?" "O!" he says, "that i
Westminister Asemh)y Catechism." I
sav: "Very cood. What have you in the
the other. pocket?" "O!" be says, 'that
is the Heidelberg Catechism." Very good.
What is that you have under your arm.
standing in this balance of the sanctuary?"
"O!" says be, "that is a church record."
"Very good, What are these books on
your side the balances?" 0!" he says.
those are Calvin's Institutes.'"
"My brother, we are not weighing books
we are weighing yen. It can not be that
you are depending for your salvation unon
your orthodox?. Do ynu not know that
tbe creeds and tbe foims of religion are
mrely tbe scaffolding of tbe building?
Tou certainly are not goia; to mitak
the scaffolding for tbe temple. Do you
know that mn have gone to perdition
with acatech.sm is their pocket?" "But"
savs the man, "I cross myself often."
"Ah! that will not save you," "But"
says the man. "I am sympathetic for the
poor." "That will not save you." Says
tbe man, "I sat at tbe communion table."
"That will not save you." But" says
the man. "I have bad my same on the
church record." "That will not save
you." "But I have been a professor of
religion forty years." "That will aot
save you." Stand there on your sid?
tbe balances and I will give yon
the advantage I will let yoa have
all tbe creeds, all tbe church rec
ords, all the Christian conventions that
wr ever held, all tbe commuaioa tables
that were ever built oa your side the bal
ances. On the other side the balances I
must put what Gjd says I mast pit there."
I pat this million pound weignt oa the
other side the balances: "Having the
form of godliness, but denying the power
thereof. From such turn away." Weighed
aad found wanting.
Still the balances are suspended, Are
tbere any others who would like to be
weighed or who will be weighed? Tes;
here comes a worldling. He gets into the
scale. lean very easily see what his
whole life is made up of. Stocks, divi
dends, percentages, ''buyer tea day,"
"buyer thirty days." Get in, my triend,
get into these balances and be weighed
weighed for this life and weighed for tbe
IKe to come. He gets in. I find that
the two great questions la his life
are: "How cheap! v can I bay
these goods?" aad "How dearly can I
sell them?" I find he admires Heaven
because it is a land of gold and
money must be "easy." I find from talk
ing with him that religion aad the Sab
bath are an interruption, a vulgar inter
ruption, and he hopes oa the way to
church to drum np a Bew customer! All
tbe week be has been weighing fruits,
weighing meats, wsighiag ice, weighing
coals, weighlug confeetloB', weighing
worldly and perishable coamodit.es. aot
realizing the fact that he himself has teen
weighed. On your aid the balances. O
worldling! I will give you .full advantage.
I put on ycur side all iae banking houses,
all the store hcuses, all the cargoes, all the
insurarca companies, all tbe factories, all
tbe silver, all the gold, all the money
vaults, all the safe depositsall oa your
side. But it does not add one ounce, for
at tbe viry moment we are congratulating
you on your uus ocuie nnu uon jour
itn..Atv inpnma fitful linrl thft jstl.fftll am
writing in regard to vour soul: "Weighed
and found wanting!"
But I must go faster and speak of the
tinai scrutiny, 'iae tact is. my menus,
we are m ving on amid(astoundmg reali
ties. Tut 39 pulsus which now are drum
ming the mar-h of life may, after awhile,
call a bait We walk on a hair bung
bridge over chasms. All around us are
dangers lurking ready to spring on us
from ambu-h. We Ho down at night not
knowing wheher we shall arise iu the
morning. We start out for our occupa
tions, not knowing whether we shall come
back. Crowns being burnihd for iby
brow or bol s forged for thy prison.
Angel's of light ready to shout at thy de
liverance, or fiends of darkness stretching
out skeleton hands to pull thee dwn into
ruin consummate. Suddenly the judg
ment will be here. The angel with ens
foot on the sea and the other foot on tho
land, will swear by Him that liveib for
ever and ever that time hall be no
longer: "B.boId, He comet b with clouds,
and every eye shall see Him." Hark
to the jarring of tbe mountains. Why,
that is the setting down of the scales, the
balances. And then tbere is a flash as
frt-m a cloud, but it is the glitter of the
shining balances and they are hoisted and
all nations are to Le weighed. Ibe un
fnrgiven get oa this side of the bilances.
They may have weighed themselves and
pronounced a flattering decision. The
world may have weighed them aad pro
nounced th'-m moral. Sow they aro bt
ing weighed in God's balances that can
make no mistake. All the property gone,
all the titles of distinction gone, all the
worldly success gone; there is a soul, ab
solutely nothing lut a soul an immor
tal soul, a never-dying soul, a soul
stripped of all woillly advantages,
a soul on one side tue seal's; oa the
other side tie balances are wasted 8ab
baihs. d:sregarded sfrmont, ten trousand
opportunities of mercy mi pardon tht
were cast aside. Tiiev are on th- other
side of the scales, and tbere Gd ttauds
and in tbe prtsnce of mn and devils,
cherubim and aichangel He announces
while groanin; earthquake and crocking
conflng'aii( n and judgment tiumpn and
eveil tng ttcrm repeat it: "Weighed a
the baluncet and found wanting."
But say some who are Chr.stians: "Cer
tainly you don't mean to say t tat we will
hi.vo to get in the balance ? Our sins are
all pardoned, our title to Heven is se
cure. Certainly you nr not going to pat
ns in tbe balances?" Tes. my brot'ier.
We must all appear before tte judgment
seat of Christ and on that day you ave
certainly going to be w'g ted.
O follower of Christ! vou get into tbe
nslances. The bell of th judgment is
ringing. Tou mus get into tbe balances
Tou get in on this Hide. On tbe other side
the balances we will place all the opp r-
lunities ol good which yoa did not im
prove, all tbe attainments ia pietv which
you might have had. bat which yoa-re-Ivsed
to take. We place them all- on the
other side. Tbey go down and your soal
r s s in the scale. Tou can aot weigh
avail si all those imperfections.
Well. then, we raut give yoa the ad
vantage, and on your side the scales we
will fj.ice aH tbe good deeds yoa have
done, and all tbe kind words you have
ever uttered. Too light yet! Well, we
must put on your s de all tbe coasecratioa
of your ife, all tbe holiness of your life.
ad the prayers of your life, all the faith of
your Christian life. Too light yet! Come,
mighty men tf the past, and get in oa
that side of the scales. Come, Paysoa,
and Doddridge, and Baxter, get ia on that
s-de the scales and make I him comedown,
that this righteous one may be saved.
They come and get in the scales.
Too light yet! Come, the martyrs,
the Latimer, tbe Wickliffes ttie
men who suffered at the stake for
Christ Gt on ihis side th Chrisilm's
balance, and see if you enn not help him
weih i' aright. Tbey come ml get in.
Too light! Come, angels of God on high
Let nut the righteous perish with the
wicked. They get in oa this side of ths
balances. Too light yet!
I pnt on this si le th- balances all tha
scepters of li :ht all the thrones of power,
all tho crowns of glory. Too light yet
But jut at this point, Jesus, the Sob of
God, com a up to tbe balances, and Ha
puts one or His starred teet oa your side,
and the balances begin to tremble from
O) to bottom. Iben He puts both of His
scarred feet on the balmce. and tbe
Christian's side comes c.oxn with a stieks
tlat seta all tbe bells or H avon ringing.
Tht Rock of Ages heavier than aay other
Batsnys the Christiaa: ""Am I to be
allowed to get ff so easily?" Tea If
some one houll come aad pat on the
other side the scales all your imperfec
tions, all your cnvi.s all your jealousies,
all your inconsistencies of life, they would
not budge tbe scales with Christ oa your
side tbe scales Go free! There is no
condemnation to them that are ia Christ
Jesus. Chains broken, prsia booses
opened, sins pardoned. Go free ! Weighed
la the balances, aad aotaiag, aothiag
O! what a glorious hope. Will yoa ac- I
cept it this day? Christ ankiag ap for .
what yoa lack, Christ tbe atonement for ,
an tost Bins, n a wji bwckk um. ..
,. r r,iit .-..fr T7;v iriii
not this whole aadieace say: "I aai ia-
sufficient I am a siaaer, I am lest by rea-
sons of my traaagressioas, bat Christ has i
paid it alL My Lord, and aty uoa. my
life, mr nardon. niv Heavea. Lord Jesus,
I bail Thee." O! if yoa could only aa- j
derstaad the worth of that sacrifice, this
whole audience woald this aomeat accept
Ch'ist aad be saved.
We go awsy off, or back into history, to
get some illastratioa by which we may set
forth what Christ has done for as. We
need aot go so far. I saw a vehicle be-
hind a runaway horse dashiBg through
tbe street a mother and her two children
in the carriage. The horse dashed along
as though to bar I them to death, and a
mounted policeman, with a shout clearing
the way and tbe horse at fall ran, at
tempted to seize those runaway horses
aad to save a calamity, whea his owa
horse fell aad rolled ever him. He was
picked ap half dead. Why were oar
sympathies so stirred? Because he was
badly hurt, and hart for others. Bat I
tell tob to-dav of how Christ, the Sea of
God, oa the blood red horse of sacrifice J
fL -r .,- ..d rode dowa the
came for oar rescue aad rode dowa the
sky and rode aato death for oar rescue.
Are not your hearts touched? That wm
a sacrifice for yoa aad me. O Thoa who
didst ride oa tbe red horse of sacrifice!
come this hour aad ride through this
assemblage oa tha whits hers el victosj;
or Stockings la AH
It is decidedly tntenjatiri?, if not en
tirely instructive, to look into tlio his
tory of stoekinjrs. So far as civilization
and civilized iiisajjeu must be considered,
the anterior history of this country is
that of the land which furnished tho
bulk of its colonists. And so it become
a matter of
pertinence to America tOL
e:un that whil tho Scotch Iligl-
ianuers. from the days of Ajjricola to
' the battle of Killierankie. looked with
acorn uoon garments of unv sort at
least in tho heat of battle, the Southern
of Kelpie Uritoas were clad, like tha
Gauls, in cloth of tine wool, which in
cluded a coverinjr for their limbs also.
But the days of distinctive ho-,e for tho
Highlanderatul South Briton were davs
of slow development
In tho timo of the Acjjlo-Saxon
drawers reaching half way down tho
thigh, and stockings meet nig them, wero
alluded to by Saxon writers under tho
name of breech and hose. In France the
fenioralia or drawers of Charlemagne
were of linen. Tho monk of St ;.ill
speaks of tibialia vel eoxalia (stockings
or drawers) of linen of one color, but
ornamented with precious workman
ship. It is evident from the context
that the writer meant loti drawers, or
hoso and drawers in ono, like-the bracie
of Ca?sars Cauls.
In the days of the Norman and Plant
agenet Kings the costume for the nether
extremities consisted of drawers with
long1 stockings, or pantaloons with feet
to them, called by the Normans 'Vlmus
scs." Tho Saxon word iiiwe occurs in
a wardrobe roll of King- John's time
Cloth stockings embroidered with gold
are among tho articles of dress ordered
by Henri- HI- for his sister Isabel. In
the reiirn of Henry I. the hoso wero
richly fretted with gold and variously
But Elizabeth was the first English
sovereign to wear genuine knitted
stockings, and as soon as the fashion
had been inaugurated t!u- ladies went
wild over it. It is expressly stated in
contemporary records that they wero
"not ashamed to wear hose of all kinds
ofchangeablocoiors.a5 green, red.whito
russet, tawney and else what not;"
"commonly knit." too. and "curiously
indented in every point with quirks,
clocks, open seams Snd every thing
It was Mistress Montague who pre
sented the Queen with the first pair of
black-knit silk stockings, which pleasctT
her so much that she would never
wear any cloth hoso afterward. Soon
j alter tnis. says slow, milium tinier.
I then apprentice to Thomas Burdet.see-
f : ; r . . i ...i--
ing a pair oi khu worsieu siocKings at
an Italian merchant's, brought from
Mantrim, borrowed them, aud haviug
made a pair like them, presented them
to the Earl of Pembroke, which was
the firs- pair of worsted stockings knit
In 1599 William Lee. master of art!
aBd fellow of St John's tJoilege. Cam
bridge, invented a stocking fime
Tradition attributes the origin of his
invention to a pique he had t-iken
against a towns woman with whom ho
was in love and who neglected his pas
sion. She got her livelihood by knit
ting1 stockings, and to depreciate her
employment he constructed this frame
and instructed his brother and other
relatives how to work it. Tho other
stocking-makers combined and drovo
him from the country, so that at last
he died at Paris of a broken heart
Jn the reign of Anne the vests were
lengthened to meet the stockings and
entirely conceal tho breeches, tho stock
ings being of blue or scarlet silk, with
gold or silver clocks. Scarlet stockings
wero worn by fashionable belles, who
also indulged in the practice of snuff
taking. Mrs. Damer, the eccentric and cele
brated sculptor of the days of Georgo
III, is said to have been the first female
who wore black silk stockings in En
gland. Ladies wore white stockings.
even is mourning as late as the year
1878. and white stockings are worn by
two-thirds of the English women of all
classes to-day, the cost and trouble of
The bare-limbed lassies of Scotland
and Ireland have attracted the eye of
every American tourist In the former
case the custom which prevails chiefly
is the rural districts is largely dictated
by the practice prevalent among
Scotch women of washing heavy arti
cles by treading them in a tub with
their feet and perhaps, also, for con
venience of fording the burns or brooks
in the mountainous sections. As to the
Irish "colleen." stockings have been
dpftmed a suoerfluitv for a centurr
past, as every contemporary historiaa
baa taken special pains to record. They
might have added that the average
Irish lassie, stockings or no stockings.
is the most virtuous girl on tbe face of
the earth. San Francisco Chronicle.
Be Quiat Among the Bees.
When among bees let your move
ments be deliberate, and do not appear
to fear them, says G. M. Doolittle. aa
expert apiarist and authority. Quick,
nervous movements the bees resent. If
a bee is troublesome and you wish to
retreat, pat up your hands quietly and
shield your face, as you quietly retreat
If you throw up your hands wildly and
run, you may be sure yon will lose tho
race, aad the bees will leave you in a
peculiar state of mind; not a calm and
peaceful irame, but. perhaps, one which
will enable you to heed these instruo
"3,Wfc"1 TOUKULBt U1 "a -
A scientist writes a long article on
the subject. "Why We Grow Bald." It
secerns to us easily answered. Baid
sess is due chiefly to a lack of sufficient
hair to conceal it Merchant Xrsvelsc
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