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BomanceS of the Statre,
SO you wonder why a
fellow with my tal
ent should have left
the stage, do you!
Well, Ford, I'm much
obliged to you for
your little compli
ment, so I'll tell you
my true reason,
which is known to
but few people, either
in the profession or
oat of it,
'The last three
years of ray public
life were quite successful. I was kicky in
having a tip-top fellow for manager Gus
Bailey, :va honest, square man, who could
keep his own secrets and other people's too.
"Like most actors, 1 was not quito satis
fied to play the parts for which I was best
adapted; my 'old men" pleased the public
far bettor than they did me. J preferred
the Itoinco business, and once In a while'
Bailey consented to bill me for such parts.
"Jty one of these coincidence which really
do occur now and then, Murray, ourlcad
ingyoungman, broko his hip just at the
timcMiie. d'Ebtcrrc joined us, audi, having
been longer in the company than any other
man, was cast in his place. This made an
enemy for me of Lawrence, who firmly ex
lectcd the promotion, but I cared little for
"Had the-wholc company been down on
me I would not have known it, for it was
patent, to me as well as others that our new
star was quito well satisfied with the
change iu her stage lover. Lawrence was
a capital actor, but his private life was not
of the best, and that was one reason
why he did not get the vacant berth; occa
sionally he would become too hilarious to
be depended upon and his under-study did
not enjoy a tinecurc.
" 'How much you inustonjoy the 'Pastimo
of an Hour,' ilr. Osmyn l" said Mile.
d'Esterre to me.
'Why so!' I said, in surprise.
" 'I always seeyou in the wings, when you
r.rc not on Vac stage, through the whole of
this act,' she answered.
i was flittered; this young and pretty
girl wi:h the fanciful French uamo was an
honest, simple-hearted American girl with
out either flightiness or prudery, and I was
Kkulih.it sue took note of where I was. I
"'Oao must, stand somewhere, and my
waiiVarc very short.'
" 'i)o you know,' she added, sinking her
Voi jalmost to a whisper, 'itisarealcom-
" 'BET LOVE IS MOKE AUDENT TOAS FIRE."
fort to me to know that you are so near. I
dare say you will ttunk me very silly, but I
nevrr feel quite easy until Mr. Lawrence
haa stamped on that buvniug paper; my
'dress is very fluffy aud "
"Have no more uneasiness.' I said, truth
xuliy. 'I, too, disliko that business and I
watch your dress as carefully as if I wero
I dared not say more nor speak in too ten
der a tone, for Lawrence had drawn near
and was scowling fiercely at us. I fancied
that he was not quite himself.
"The second sccno in our "play was a
hackneyed one. Lawrence, the unsuccess
ful uitor, flourished before his lady's gaze
the will her father bad made subsequent to
the only one found at bis death; the ono he
tad just found rescinding the old man's be
quest of- great wealth to his daughter, pro
vided sho marry Sir Harry Vaughn (Law
rence). "When she firmly and for the third time
refuses to marry him or any one but Jack
Iies.jp (myselt) he fears the paper in his
rage; thrusts tacHwo strips into a lighted',
candle, and, wavingthem before her, -cries:
"So vanishes all proof that your father
wc;Uy changed his mind 1 No one but you
and sue knows that this will was ever made,
and as these flames flicker und spread you
see ypur case, and luxury, and comfort dis
appearsdisappear forever, unless you
marry ha? !'.
"Then' be throws tho burning ends of
the paper on tho floor, and, stamps on thcm,i
"'tow, Ictus see what is before you!
Comfort with meor starvation with your
"As the days had grown into months I
bad s-ccn very plainly that Lawrence and I
spoke our respective lines from our hearts.
Did Mile. d'Esterre! How I longed to know!
Law rente was ..a fascinating fellow, I was
not; be had a fairly good social position,
sad 1 was supposed to have none; ho had
a good income besides his salary, I'had
"No one in our company knew my his
tory, but I will tell you tho gist of ..it now.
Though I was billed as. Max Osmyn my law
ful appellation was Henry Osmyn Maxwell;
my grandfather, who was very wealthy,
had announced his intention of making mo
heir to most of his property, but after years
of kindness and indulgence ho cut mo off
without a shilling because I refused flatly
In marry the granddaughter of ono of his
cronies, an old reprobate whom I detested.
"Ofcoursc, Lawrence did not know it,
mnd the numberless ways in which the cad
tried to teach me my place, socially, were
very amusing. I scorned tho fellow too
much to feel angered at him.
"This night when Mile. d'Esterre had con
fided her anxiety to me I was even more
Tvuu.-bf ul than before. I imagined that
lawrcuce was unusually excited (I learned
afterward that she really had rejected him
in earnest that afternoon) and threw much
emphasis into his lines.
"He .brandished the burning papers ia a
vvilil ?iasucr and then cast them to the floor
in & Tcciless way. Just what I feared
would happen sonic time now took place.
" V breath of wind, caused, perhaps, by a
sudden movement of Mile. d'Estcrre's tnul
jn" robe, flic".:ed ono of the papers close to
her; the dying flame gave ono last flicker,
Ir-ns forward, and seized a diaphanous frill
or liouuee or somcthingon her skirt, started
into new life, and was fain to clasp my dar
lingin its dcry embrace.
"But love is more ardent than fire. In an
Instant I darted forward and crushed out
the ilamc with my hands. .
"Lavvrcace, who had not seen the Are,
thought 1 was improvising something U
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spoil his situation, I presume, for he
grasped me by the shoulder and swung me
forcibly into the flies. How the a jdience
hissed him 1 Most of them bad understood
the unexpected scene and many were
breathless with terror. The orchestra
leader whispered to Mile. d'Esterre that it
was 'all right,' and she went on with her
"'Comorf, with a craven like you! Soon
er would I diet Sooner, a thousand times
sooner, would I starve with my dear Jack
and here ho is, to learn bow I love him and
detest you,' were her lines.
"And how tho audience applauded now!
They did not seem to notice the rather dis
heveled condition of 'dear Jack's' wig and
collar and necktie, a result of his sudden
and unintentional exit at Lawrence's hands,
and they certainly did not know that the
hands of 'dear Jack,' so tenderly clasped by
the heroine, were smarting and blistered !
"Of course the knew the condition of my
paws, and it was when she insisted on
dressing and bandaging them for mo that I
found courage enough to tell her how I
'You say you love me and want to mar
ry me,' sho said, by and by, in a tone of
surprise, 'yet you know nothing of me, not
even my name, for I am not French.
'"I know that you arc a sweet, noble
woman, be your name what it may,' I made
reply. 'But before 1 insist on an answer to
my question I must tell you my story.'
"Vhich I did, accidentally omitting all
"How very strange! My father, at the
instance of my ambitious step-mother,
turned against mo because I would not agree
to marry some one he had selected for me.
Perhaps I was romantic, for I refused to
even sec tho young man. I said I would be
loved for myself alone and would give my
hand only where my heart went'
'"Had you seen tho fellow may bo you
would have liked him, and then I should
never have met you. I said, jealously.
'"I catUd not have fancied him ! In all tho
country there is not an idler, gayer, more i
useless man than that young Henry Max
well ! A dcotco of tennis '
"II7ior I cried, excitedly.
"Henry MaxwelL Did you over hear of
him in New York?'
"Well, rather,' I answered, smiling.
" '111 warrant you never heard any good
I have the impression that he once j
risked burnt fingers tocxtin?uish the flames
on a young lady's dress that of a Miss
Anna Gordon, I believe; did you ever hear
"'Who are your she asked, abruptly, in
" 'Henry Osmyn Maxwell, hilled as Mas
Osmyn, very much at your service. A fool
ish fellow, who angered his grandfather.
Colonel Maxwell, because he refused to
marry ono Anna Gordon, sometimes now
known as Mile. d'Esterre.'
"'How perfectly absurd!' was all sho
"It may have been perfectly absurd, but
it was all quite true.
"Wo dosed our engagement with Gus
Bailey that spring, and he, who had known
my wife's story, was tho only person taken
into our confidence and the only witness at
our quiet wedding.
'Of course, our respectivo families re
ceived us with open arms ; to bo sure, they,
laughed at us, but at the same time they
showered gifts upon us and my delighted
grandfather presented me with a charming
villa up tho Hudson.
"Here's our address como and see us on
your way home and tell us whether you, too,
think our conduct was 'perfectly absurd,'
as our relatives express it" Chicago Times.
SOME ODD REMEDIES.
How Ague ,Wa Treated aad Cared la the
Days ef Tore.
Ague was much mere prevalent In tho
old days, when so many thousand acres of
what is now good arable land were lying in
waste marshes, recking with malarial
vapor. But the sufferer was not without
choice of other remedies which, if their
efficacy was at all in proportion to their
simpliuity, left little to be desired. If ho
wero unable to obtain the chips of a gib- j
uei, or oujeciea u inera on superstitious
grounds, many other courses were open to
him. Thus, he is directed to have a cako
baked of salted bran; while the fit is on be
is to break up tho cako and give the pieces
to a dog. The disease will then leave him
and stick to poor Tray. Another authority
recommends him to seal up a spider in a
goose-quill and hang the quill round his
neck, allowing it to reach us low as the pit
of the stomach. Aspen leaves wero good
against ague. And this reminds me of one
curious principle which appears to have
influenced tho leech stronglvin his choice
of remedies the so called "Doctrine ot
Signatures." To the old physician all
plants seemed to possess such curativo
powers as would render him valuablo as
sistance if ho only knew the ailments in
which a particular plant, or part of a plant,
might bo prescribed with propriety. His
peculiar "method of reading between the
litres in the book of nature "Soon enabled
him to surmounttbis difficulty to his own
satisfaction, if not to the advantage of the
patient. Tho shape of a leaf or flower, its
color and a hundred other trifles were
gladly accepted as indications of tho medic
inal virtues upon which he could most
confidently rely. Thus, nettle tea was sure
tb prove helpful in a case of nettle rash;
the heart-shaped leaves of the ordinary
wood sorrell were remedial in cardiac dis
ease; and turmeric, on account of its deep
yellow color, was of great reputation in tho
treatment of jaundice. Is it hit -nrnnrfoi-
then, that the quivering leaves of the aspen !
J - .....
were csicemea as a cure lor ague. AU uio
A Useless Journey.
My little four-year-old brother was led
into the room to see a new sister. Ho stood
for a moment in deep thought, and then
"Mamma, did baby turn from Heaven!"
"Did I turn from Heaven!"
"Did 'oo turn from Heaven?"
"Is wc all doing back to Heaven!"
"I hope so."
"Denl'ddessas leave have stared dare
and saved tar f are." N. Y. World.
TThea They Besaa.
" " -w au
style. Wo played at a little theater in Sa
lem, Ore., two weeks ago, and when I asked
an old man with long whiskers, who was
a sort of general factotum about the theater,
' what time they usually rang op the curtain,
j he said, shifting a quid of tobacco in bis
j mouth: Well, we don't have no reg'lar
j time; wogen'ly begin when the folks be
i gin to stomp.' So we waited until our
audience got there and 'stomped,' which
was aoout nine o'clock. St. Louis Republic.
Bagley So Bailey has turned over a new
leaf in regard to drink, ch! He never drank
Peterby No; but he does now. That's
where the new leaf comes ia. Judge.
Tax Irish question. 'That'll ye taker
THE BUMED TEMPLE.
Dr. Talmage on the Destruction of
Lessons Learned From the Late Fire The
Power of I he Lord Acknowledged Con
solations or Religion An Appeal
to All 3Ieo.
On the Sunday succeeding the burning
of the Brooklyn Tabernaclr, Rev. T. De
Witt Taltnage preached at tue Academy
of Music in that city, bis subject being
"The Baptism of Fire," and bo took as his
trzt Acts xx. 24, "None of these things
move me." Ho said:
But, Paul, have you not enough i ffl'ction
to move you? Are you not an exile from
your native land? With the most genial
and loving nature, have you not, in order
to be free for missionary j uruey, given
yourself to celibacy? Have you not turned
away trom tne magnificent worldly sue
cesses that would nave crowned your
illustrious genius? Have ym not endured
the sharp and slinging neuralgias, like a
thorn in the flesh? Have you not been
mobbed ou the land and shipwrecked on
the sea; the Sanhedrim against you, the
Koman Government against ycu, all the
world and all bell against you?
"What of that?" says PauL "None of
these things move me!" It was not be
cause be was a bard nature. Gentlest
woman was ntver more easily dissolved
into tears. He could not even bear to s.e
any body cry, for in the midst of bis ser
mon when he saw some one weeping her
sobs aloud: "What mean ye to weep and
to break mine heart? for I am ready not
to b bound only, Lut also to die at Jeru
salem for the name of the Lord Jesus."
What then did Paul mean when he said:
"None of these things move me?" He
meant: "I will not bo diverted from the
work to which I have bien called by any
and all the adversities and calamities."
I think this morning I express not my
own feeling, but that of every man, wom
an nnd little child tolongiug to Brooklyn
Tabernacle, or that was converted there.
wben 1 look toward the blackened ruins
f tno dear anj consocrated spot and with
an aroused faith in a loving God cry out:
i "None of these thing-t move me."
V hen I say that, 1 do not mean that we
have no feeling about it. Instead of
standing here to-day in this brilliant
auditorium, it would bo more consonant
with my fee ings to sit down among the
ruins and weep at the word of David: "If
I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right
I forget ber cunning." Why, let me say to
the stranger here to-day in explanation
of the deep emotion of my flock, we had
there in that building sixteen years of re
ligious revival. 1 believe that a hundred
thousand souls were born there. Tbey
enme from all parti of tne earth and we
shall never see them again until the books
are opened. Wby, sirs! our children were
there baptised, and at those altars our
young men and maidens took the marriage
vow, and out of those gates we carried our
dead. When from the roof of my house
last Sunday morning at three o'clock I saw
our church in flames, I said: "That is the
last of the building from which we buried
our De Witt on that cold December day
when it seemed all Brooklyn wept with my
household." And it was jmt as bard for
you to give up your loved ones as for as
to give up ours. Why, like the beautiful
vines that still cover some of the fallen
walls, our affections are clambering all
over the ruins, and I could kiss the ashes
that mark the place where it once stood.
Wby, now that I think of it, I can not
think of it as an inanimate pile, but as a
soul, a 'mighty soul, an indestructible
soul. I am sure that majestic organ had
a soul, for we have often beard it speak
and sing and shout and wail, and when
the soul of that organ entered Heaven I
think Handel, and Haydn, and Mozart;
and Mendelssohn and Beethoven were at
the gates to welcome it. So I do not use
tne words ot mv text in a heartless way.
but in the sense that we must not and will
not be diverted from our woik by the ap
palling disasters which have befallen us.
We will not turn aside one inch from our
determination to do all we can for the
present and everlasting happiness of all
the people whom we may be able to meet.
"None of these things move me. None of
these things move you."
When I looked out through the dismal
rain from the roof of my bouse and saw
the church crumbling brick by brick, and
timber by timber, I said to myself: "Does
this mean that my it ork in Brooklyn is
ended? Does this terminate my associa
tion with this city, where I have been
more than twenty years glad in all its
prosperities and sad in all its misfor
tunes?" And a still small voice came to
me, a voice that is no longer still orsmall,
but most emphatic and commanding,
through pressure of hand and newspaper
column, aud telegram and letter contribu
tions saying, '"Go forward !"
I have made and I now make an appeal
to all Christendom to help us. We want
all Christendom to help, and I will ac
knowledge the receipt of every contribu
tion, great or small, with my own band.
We want to build larger and better. We
want it a National church, in which peo
ple of all creeds ami all nations find a
home. The contributions already sent in
make a small-hearted church forever im-
Would not I be a sorry specta
cle for angels and men if, in a church
built by Israelites and Catholics, as well
as all thestvles of people conunouly called
j evangelical, I should instead of the ban-
ner of the Lord God Almighty, raise a
fluttering rag of small sectarianism? If
we bad iSV.OOO we would put tbem all in
one great monument to the mercy of God.
People ak on all sides about what we
shall build. I answer, it all depends on
the contributions sent in from here and
from the ends of the earth. I say now to
all the Baptists that we shall have in it a
baptistry. I say to all Episcopalians, we
shall have in our services as heretofore at
our communion table portions of the Lit
urgy. I say to the Catholics we shall
have a cross over the pulpit and probably
HM .1. mmaw f mmr tn Um 1.tkA.I tat IV
"" " "' t"r "Zd Z, TZu.-
.uiruu i iug id iuo .vOJ . u..,-
thundering. I say to all denominations.
tm ,Aff! to
we mean to Dreacn reusion as wiae as
,' Heaven and as good as God. We have
said we bad a total loss. But there was
j one exception. The only things we saved
were tbe silver communion chalices, for
they happened to be in another budding.
! and' I take that fact as typical that we are
i n ha In rnmmnninn with all Christendom.
I "I believe in the communion of saints I"
I think if all tbe Brooklyn firemen and
all the insurance companies should search
among those ruins on Scbermerborn street
they would not find a splinter larga as tbo
tip end of the little finger marked with
bigotrv. And as it is said that tbe ex
humed bricks cf tbe walls of Babylon
have on them tbe letter N, standing for
Nebuchadnezzar. I declare to you that if
we ever set a new church tbe letter we
sboald like to have on every stone and
every timber woald be the letter C, for
that would stand D3tn 'or Christ aad
catholicity. The last iw words I uttered
in the old church on Kriday night, some
of you may remember, were "Hallelujah!
Tbe two words that I utter now as most
expressive of my feelings in tL'is our first
service after tbe baptism of fire, are Hal
lelujah! Amen! "None of these things
We are kept in this mood by two or
three considerations. The first if, that
God rules. In what way the church took
fire I do not know. It. has been charged
on the lightnings. Well, the Lord con
trols the lightnings. He managed them
several thousand years before our elec
tricians were born. The Bible indicates
that, though they fl.nsh down the sky
recklessly, God bniids for them a road to
In tbe Psalm it is said: "Ho made n
way for the lightning and the thunder."
Ewer since the time of Bonjamin Franklin
the world has been trying to tame th
lightning, nnd tbey seem to be quito wtl
harnessed, but they occasionally kick over
tbe traces. But thoush we can not master
great natural forces, God can and does,
and that is our Father and bast friend,
ami this thought gives us confidence.
We are also roin forced by tbe increased
consolation that comes from confraternity
of sorrow. The people who, during the
last sixteen years, sat on the other side
of the aislt", whose faces were familiar to
you, bat to whom you bad never spoken
you greetod them this week with smiles
and tears as yon said: ''Well, the old
place is gone." You did not want to seem
to cry, aud so you swept the sleeve near
tbe corner of tbe eye, and pretended it
was tbe tharp wind made your eyes weak.
Ah! there was nothing the matter with
your eyes; it was your soul bubbling over.
I tell you that it is jmpossiblo to sit for
years around the same church fireside and
not have sympathy in common. Somehow
you feel that you would like those people
on the other side of tbe aisle, about whom
you know but little, prospered and par
doned and blessed and saved. You feel
as if you are in tbe snme boat, ami you
want to glide up the sr.mo harbor and
want to disembark at the same wharf. If
you put gold and iron nnd lead and zinc
in sufl.'c ent beat they ill melt into a con
clomerate mass; and I really feel that last
Sabbath's fire has fused unll, grosser and
finer natures, into one. It seems as if we
all had our bauds on a wire connected
with an electric battery; and when this
church sorrow started it thrilled through
the wiiole circle, and we all felt the shock.
The oldest man and tbe youngest child
could join bands in this misfortune.
Grnndiat her said: "I expected from these
altars to be buried;" and one of the chil
dren last Sabbath cried: 'Grandpa, that
place was next to our house." Ya, we
are supported and confidrnt iu this tim?
by tbe cross of Christ. That is used to
the fire. On the dark day when Jesus
died, the lightning struck it from abive,
and the flames of bell dashed up
against it from beneath. That
trarlul, painful, tender, blessed cross
still stands. On it we bang
all our hoi.es; beneath it we put down all
cur sins; in the light of it wa expct to
make tho rest of our pilgrimage. Within
sight of such a sacrifice, who can feel he
has it bard? In tbe sight of such a sym
bol who can bo discouraged, however
great the darkness that may come down
upon him! Je3us lives! Tbe toving,patienr,
sympathizing, mighty Jesus! It shall not
be told on earth, or in heil, or in Heaven,
that three Hebrew ciildren bad not
tbe Son of God beside them in the fire, and
that a m hole church was forsaken by tbo
Lord wben tbey went through a furnace
about two hundred feet wide.
0 Lord Jesus ! shall we take out of Thy
hand Ihi flowers and the fruits, and the
brightness and the jiys, and then tarn
away bf cause Thou dot give as one cup
of bitterness to drink? O. no, Jesus, we
will drink it dry. But bow it is changed!
Blessed Jesns. what hast Thou put into
the cup to sweeten it? Why. it has be
come tbe wine of Heaven, and our souls
1 come now, and pipes totbef my feet
deep down into the blackened ashes of our
consumed church, aud I cry out with an
exhilaration that I never fait since tbe
day of my soul's emancipation. "Victory !
victory ! through our Lord Jesus Christ!"
Yonr harps, ye trembling saints,
Down from tli; willows take.
Loud to tbe praise of lorethvine
Bid every string awake.
We are also reinforced by the catholicity
that I have already referred to. We are
in the academy to-day. not b cause we
have no other place to go. Last Sabbath
morning at nine o'clock we had but oae
church; now we have bbout thirty, all at
our disposal Their pastors and their
trustees sav: "You any take our main
audience room, you may take our lecture
rooms, you may take oar church parlor?,,
yoa may baptise in oar baptistries, and
sit in our anxious seats." O! if there be
any larger hearted ministers or larger
hearted churches anywhere than in Brook
lyn, tell me where tbey are, that I may go
and see tbem before I die. The milleniorn
has come. People keep wondering wben
it is coming. It has come. Thelioaaad
tbe lamb lie down together, and the
tiger eats straw like an ox. I sboald
like to have seen two of tbe old
time bigots, with their swords, fighting
through that great fire on Scbermerborn
street last Sabbath. I am sure tbe swords
would have melted and they who wielded
tbem would have learned war no more. I
can never say a word against any other
denomination of Christians. I thank God
I never have been tempted to do it. I can
not be a sectariaa. I bave been told 1
ought to be and I bave tried to be, but I
bave not enough material in me to make
such a structure. Every time I get tbe
things most done there comes a fire or
something else aud all Is gone. Tbe angels
of God shake out on this air "Glory to
God in tbe highest and on earth peace,
good will toward men." I do not know
but I see on tbe horizon the first gleam of
the morning which shall unite all denom
inations in one organization, distinguished f
only by tbe locality as in apostolic times.
It was then the Church of Thyatira, and
tbe Church of Tbessalonica, and the
Church of Antiocb, and the Church of
Laodicea. So I do not know but that ia
tbe future history, and not far off either,
it may be simply a distinction of locality,
and not of creed, as the Church of New
York, tbe Church of Brooklyn, the Church
of Boston, tbe Cbarcb of Charleston, the
Cbuicb of Madras, tbe Church of Con
stantinople, tbe Church of America.
My dear brethren, we can not afford to
be severely divided. Standing in front of
tbe great foes of our common Christianity
we want to put on tbe whole armerof God
and march down ia sol id column should?
to shoulder! oae commander! one tri
umph! Tbi trumpet gives a martial strata
O Israel ! gird thee Jor the fight;
Arise, the combat to malatain:
Ansa and pot thy foes to Sifht.
We also leel reiaforced by the thought
that we are on the way to a Heaven that
can never Lara down. Fires may sweep
through other cities bat. I am glad to
know that the New JerasaUm is flreproofc
There will be so engines rushing through the Two Trim Requirements or the Guld
those streets; there will be no temples !. tr' Tradr.
consumed ia that city. Coming to tbe Gold-bantinjr is a trade of muscle and
doors of that Church, we will find them ju,jj;nient. Therc w judgment in know
open, resonant with song, and not,cries :nl111.n,!i.,fi, i;i .,
of fire. O, my dear brother and sister! If "- h"wr to "e tho II package on
this short lane of lire come up so tho stone, muscle in the hammer
soon to that blessed place, what is the j clock-like rib and fall. The motion
use of our worrying? I have felt a good j is one of tho wrist. Tho workman's
many times this last week like Father elbow joint stiffens, the hammer fait
Taylor, the sailor preacher. He got in a and whonM!i w t . Martin
loag sentence while be was preaching one i . - . . 'l,,r'"''
day and lost himself and could not find ' I,tn"V i' :utliu!1-v- U UH not tI"-'
his way out of tbe senteace. H stopped ( physical effort, it ei!i. even though
ana .-aiu: "uremren, x uave iosi me
nommsiiva oi mis sentence ami mings
are generally mixed up, but I am bound t
for tbe kingdom anyhow." t
Ana ilinii); iuis ia ncn, nusu a van
the rusbiag to and fro and tbeexcitement;
I said to myself: "1 do not know just
where we shall start again, hut I am
bonnd for the kingdom anyhow." I do
not want to go just yet. I want to be a
pastor of this people until I act about
eighty-nine years of age, but I bave
sometimes thonght that there are such
g!orieahead that I may be persuaded to
go littT earlier for instance at ci5iity-
two or eighty-three but I really think
that if we could have an appreciation-of
what Got! has in reserve for us wo would
want to go, stepping right out of the
Academy vf Music into tbo glories of tto
skies. Ab! that Is a good land. Why. they
tell me that in that land they never haver
hpnrtnirhp. TIibt tnlf bum thnt n tn-.n !
might walk ive hundred years in that
land and never see a tenror hear a sign.
They trlt me that our frirnds who bave
left us and gone there, their feet are radi
ant as tbe sun, and that they take hold
of tha band of Jesus familiarly, and that
they open that band and see in tbe peliu
of it a healed woand that must havo been
very cruel before it was healed. And
they tell me there is no winter there, and
that they never get hungry or cold, and
that the sewing girl never wades throuph ulu ww o;u- ' Ber pnnu-ies are
the anon b ink to her daily toil, and that carefully bru-hed otf i.ito an apron at
tho clock never strikes twelve for tbe taeheel txf the stone, for the workman
night, but onlv twelve for the day. must acroutit iov every nie of hi titty
oto moi iikui iu iu w ii .now. x wunuor
who set it there.
you say. "my
father that went into glory must have set
that libt in the window." No; guess
again. "My mother who died fifteen
years ago in Jesus. I think, most buvo
set that lizht there." No; guess again.
You sav: "My darling little chilli, that
last summer I put away for the resurrnc
tion, I think she mu t have set that light
there in the window." No; gue- again.
Jesus set it there; and lid will keep it
Lurnitig until the day we put our finger
ou the latch of the door and go in tote at
home forever. O, when my sight gets
black in death put on my eye! ids that
sweet ointment. When in tbe last weari
ness I can not take another step, jot help
me put my foot on that doorsilL Wben '
my ear catches no mora tbe voice of wife '
and child let me go right in to have my
deafness cured by the stroke of the harp
ers whose lingers fly over tbe strings with
the nntheras of the free.
Heaven never burns down! The fires
of tbe last dny, that are already kindlfd I
in the heart of the earth, but are hidden
because God keeps down tbe batches
those internal fires will after awhile break
tbrcugb tbe crust, and the plains, and. the
mountains and the seas will be consumed,
nnd tbo flames will flirg their long-arcis
into the skies; but all tbe terrors of a
burning world will do no more barm to
that heavenly temple than tbe fires of the
setting sun which kindle up the window
glass of the bouse on yonder bill topi
O. blessed land ! But I do not want to
go there until I see the Brooklyn Taber
nacle r built. You say: "Will it be2f
You might as well ask mo if the sun' will
rise to-morrow morning, or if the next
spring will pat garlands on its head. Yox
and I may not do it you and I may not
live to see it; bat the Church of God does
not stand on two legs nor on a thousand
How dil tbe Iraelites get through the.
Red sea? 1 suppose somebody may have
come and saidr "There is no need ot
trying, yoa will get your feet wet.
you will spoil your clothe', yon wiit
drown yoarselvei. Whoever beard of
gettingtbrougb such a sea as that?" How
did tbev get through it? Did tbey go
hack? No. Did tbey go to the right? No.
Did they gato the left? No. Tbey went
forward in tbe strength of the Lord Al
mighty and that is the way we mean to
get through tbe Bed sea. By going for
ward. Bat says some one: "If we should
build a larger church would you be able
with your voice te fill it?" Why, I have
been wearing myself out for the last six
teen years in trying to keep my voice iav
Give me room whrra I can preach the
glories of Christ and the grandeurs of
Forward! We have to march on. brea-f
ing down all bridges behind us, making
?r..t j,..!,..? Thm. -v t
knapsack if it impedes your march,
Keep your sword arm free. Strike for
Christ and His kingdom while yon may.
No peop'e ever bad a bettor mission than
yon are sent on. Prove yourselves worthy.
If I am aot fit to be your leader, st. me
a-ide. The brightest goal on earth that
I can think of is a country narsonage
amidst tbe mountains. But I am not
afraid to lead you. I bave s medullars;
they are all at yoar disposal Ihavegeod
physical health; it is yours as long aa it
lasts. I bave enthusiasm of soul; 1 will
not keep it back from your service I
have some faith ia God and I shalLdircc:
it toward the rebuilding of our new spirit
ual house. Come on, tbe3 ; I will lead
Come on, ye aged men, not yet passed
over Jordan I Give as one more lift before
yoa go into tbe promised land. Yoa men
in middle life, harness all your business
faculties lo this enterprise. Yoaagman,
pat tbe fire of your soul into this work.
Let women consecrate their persuasive
ness and persistence to this oatue, and
they will he preparing benedictions for
their dyiag hour and everlasting rewards;
and if 8atan really did barn. that taber
nacle down, as some say be did, he will
And it tbe poorest job he ever undertook.
Good-bye. old tabernacle, i pat my
fingers to my lip and throw a kiss to the
departed church. In tbe last day may
we able to meet tbe songs there saag aad
the prayers there offered and the sermons
there preached, GooJ-hye, old place,
where some ot as first felt tbe Gospel
peace aad others heard the last message
era they fled away into the skies!
Good-bye, Brooklyn tabernacle of 187a!
Bat welcome our new church. (I see
it as plainly as though it were already
built)! Your gates wider, your songs
more triumphant, yoar ingatherings more
glorious. Rise oat of the ashes aad greet
oar waiting vision ! Burst on our ou!s
O day of oar church's resurrection ! By
your altars may we be prepared for the
hour when the fixe shall try every maa's
work of what sort it is. Welcome, Brook
lyn Tabernacle of ISO)!
Typhoid fiver is reported epidemic ia
nearly every village aad towa la the ay
per peaiasala ef Michigan.
MUSCLE AND JUDGMEN1
. me nuiuiucr.i. one lor e:ic; process
twelve, and seven
Each beate- receives tiftv nennv-
wcight of gold, roiled Irwn the bar int
the form of a crinkly ribbon seven
yards long- and au inch in width. Cut
into 1SJ pieces the:e : into the
cutch." This eun-isis detached
leaves of a vegetable fiber: between
each ot" which is pined a piew of o!d-
J Slipped ii.fcva ti"!itlv-tittins pud, ih
j wu..ka.r0 jft ,! on luc stone- and th.
bstntser fa!! ajain and aa:n the aim
brinto driver th.j weight toirttrd thw
etics. From the "cutch" the -beets,
then leaves, -iru picked out with
curious ho.vwoctl pincers, llarilling
with tho fiiie, especially at the hit
ter stages. wouk.l. be most likely to
break the leaf, lvieh leaf is then quar
tered by a section of bamboo e.ine on iu
littltr implement kumvn as a wajjoti,.'
but in reality a tiny sled.
The second pad is-the "slioder." Ifc
has. 720 leaves and i t. ineiio s(iiare.
The-force of the blowl;re i- jrreaier
The leaves are beaten. it to the very-
edge, they were not before, and the
i.i . .... fi.i ...
In tha- third proce- thwe are three
"molds" of yiJO leave-, ea-th and live
inches square. Each mold require:
some four hours work. The leaven
are now so thin that the slightest :nis
judgmenfc will produce disastrous re
sults. In spite of the heat- jjeneratcd
by tho blows dampuc?:? creeps in be
tween the edires. Dryness U positively
essential here: so, whenever .rece.-sary.
the mold is placed in a pres-j not un
like an ordinary eypyinir press jttst
taken from a.a oven. A shorn pressure
liberates th. moisture.
When sutlieiently beaten I'm molds
go to jriris. v.ho with pincers and
wagon" makeup books of twwity-ILvo
leaves each, three and thrrs-eightli
inches square- Each workman, from
his beating" of three mold-. Is to till
eighty books. That is called a -t.-4iL'
For it he receives .". The uiiitls show
a total numbur-of 2.700 leaves. Eighty
books need but :?.(W0. For every other
book he can fill, perfect leaves jnly
being used. 6 cents is paid. Thus, if
every leaf was perfect, he wouIi m.-
As the wagC'-t" cuts the lersv
inches square shcre is a continual
waste. This, with the imperfect
leaves, is put in with the shoder w:iste.
It is all melted into a "biittoi:' and
weighed. This avast come to ' penny
weights. For the 80 books 17 penny
weights is allowed, but they may weigh
whatever the workman can make Shcm.
The thinner the leaf, so long as perfect.
; tho better. Whatever the waste weighs
over 33 pennyweights $1 a penny
weight is paid the workman. FAr ev
ery pennyweight under $1. is dedttrted.
Thus, although the gold is tiseul over
again, it takes 50penny weights t-'nturn.
out .17. And. again, a man. even
though he turns out an over number of
books, may hav such shortages in his
wastes as to bring his balance c the
Three beatingsa week is the a'.ierago
number. The skilled workmair. can
make $20, and perhaps a little sore.
The actual number of men employed i
small, there being only 17." in this-city.
Most are Engjishmen. Gold-bcnting
is done nrincinativ in the East. IZostou
,! Philn,1lnW fnrnishin.r n-.,i of
. , .. . . "., , .,
the otBer workmen. It is m the latter
city that the largest shop in the f-Jnited
States is located- A union regulates.
wages and matters of tho trade Tho
filing out of a.gsld-beaters shop.whero
a number of men are employed is a
rather expensive matter. Each man's
personal outfit is worth some $i"0. tho
molds alone costing $30 apiece. X. Y
Mail and Express.
Winsonseness in Women.
Do you recollect what your-feeling
were immediately after you had spoken
the first unkind word to your husband?
Did you nob feel ashamed and. grieved,
and yet too-proud to ad mi t it? That
was. is, ami ever will be. your evil
genius! Ia the temper which labors
incessantly to destroy yoi peace,
which cheats you with an evil delusion
that your husband deserved: your an
ger, wheat he really most required your
love. Iff your husband is. hasty, your
example-of patience will dside as well
asteachbim. Your violence may alien
ate his-heart, and your neglect impel
him to- desperation. Your soothing
will redeem him yoursoftness subdue
him; and the good natured twinkle of
those-eyes, now filling with tears, wili
make Lira al I your own. Catholic
Standard. The phonograph has reached aatch
a degree of perfection that gapes and
yawns are reproduced by it with great
distinctness. At a recent trial given.
at Mr. Edison laboratory a Meeting
between two lovors wa3 recorded, and
pe?sous of experience say that the
kisses were reproduced with tantaliz
ing accuracy and fervor.
A hired man struck because he
had worked thirty days for a farmer
and had been served, with ninety meals.
I fcTuidle-cairafl durlag that time.
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