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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 23, 1892)
Btato Sonntor Sparks, of MlsequrL
Outs His Throat.
CAUSED BY POLITICAL (JIIAGRW.
true Not Illmnrir blnro Ho I'allntl to It
thn nmrratto Nninl.intlnn rnr At-
tornrjr.tlpttcrnl Wan Autliur of
n Well Known Imt,
WAnnnxHiitmo, Ma, Sept 17. Sen
( ator 3. I. Hpnrks committed Bulcido nt
hi homo in tho northern suburbs of
, thf city yesterday. Tho iiows was
brought to town in u fow minutes, and
friends went out Immediately. They
found tho servants in a panic and his
"The tc'nntor was lying on the floor In
a pool of blood with his throat cut from
car to car, his head nearly revered from
Jila body. In liln hand was a rnsor with
. which ho hud ootnmltted tho deed Ho
was not yet dead hut. was just passing
away. Ul contortions were most pain
ful to witness. Ills llfo blood was fly
lug In nit directions, nnd In-spattered
Ids friends, whn wcro doing everything
In their power to ease him.
The news was received hero with the
iprofoundrHt sorrow, for he was beloved
by all who know him. Jinny of tho
senator's friendn have lcon fearful for
fcoine tlmo that ho would do something
desperate, for lie has never been qulto
himself since ho failed M get tho nomi
nation for attorney-general at tho dem
ocratic state convention lost July.
Tlifs, with' the loss of ono eyo and
financial troubles, Is supposed to have
bo depressed his mind thnt ho thought
death tho only relief.
Tho members of tho Johnson county
bar mot at 15 p. m. and pa' sod resolu
tions of sympathy and respect anil also
appointed committees to present the
mutter before- tho supremo court and
tho Kansas City court of appeals, be
fore which ho had an extensive practice.
Tho funeral will take place from tho
residency at 1 p. m. Sunday. The
service will bo In ehargo of tho Knight!
Hon S. V. Sparks wan born in Surry
county, N. a, January 1, 184 J. llit
futhcr, William W. Sparks, came to
Missouri the sumo year; was attending
school at Cluipul Hill when tho war
broke out and he enlisted In the Fifth
Missouri cavalry and served three
.years, and afterwards served on the
.non-commissioned staff until ho was
mustered out in May, 18H5. Ho tlion
entered JleKcndro college, Lebanon,
III., where ho graduated in June, 1870.
Jtcturnlng-homo ho was that full elected
county clerk of Johnson county, which
office he Wiled four years.
fn,UWihu wnH admitted to tho bar
Vj 1 mrge practice.
Hd wfts elected representative to fill out
a vacancy In 1B8.J. In 1837 ho was
elected stnlo senator to fill out tho un
expired torin of Senator Harman, ro
tslgned, and in 1888 ho was elected to a
full terra of four years. While in tho
isonatc ho wits chairman of tho judiciary
committee. Hu. was also author of tho
"Sparks election law," which is now in
ioreo In all towns and cities In tho
state. Ho spent much time and money
to secure tho nomination for attorney
general last July at tho democratic
Btato convention at Jefferson City, but
GOV. WATTS DEAD.
lIIS W Attorinij-lleiirrnl In the Contort
.MpuTflOJiKnY, Ala., Sept. 17.
Thomas II. Wutts, attorney-general of
tho confederacy from lsca to 1803, anil
then governor of Alabama until tho
close of tho rebellion, died imddenlv at
his homo hero this morning of heart
disease. Ho was on tho street Thurs
day apparently in good health.
Gov. Watts was born iu Butler county
i January;), 1810. Ho graduated from tho
uiuvuiaiijr vi Virginia in ituu nnu be
gan practicing law in Urocnvillo tho
next year, In 1843 ho was elected to tho
legislature and re-elected in 1844 nnd
1845. In 1847 'ho removed to Mont
gomery 'county, and In 1840 was
elected to tho legislature nud in 1853
-to tho state senate. In 1801 ho and
W. L. Yancey represented .Alabama
'In tho secession convention, and
in, tho samo year ho went into tho
field as colonel of tho Seventeenth
Alnbnma regiment In April, 1602, ho
was called by Jefferson Davis to act as
attorney-general, and tho next year
was elected governor of Alabama.
iSlnco tho war ho had lfvod in retire
KUwart n to Weaver.
VlNNEMUCOA. Nov.. SnnL IT A !...
"convention of tho silver party last even
ing for tho jiurposo of instructing its
clcctorsito'voto for Weaver and Field,
Senator Stewart declared that both
1'rcsld.qnUi Cloveland and Harrison had
drcJCmlcd llulr respective platforms
lifter election and used their power
to demonetize silver. Ho said a voto
for' either Harrison or Cleveland was a
vote for thtt enemy of tho paramount
industry of Nevada. Weaver was tho
only presidential candidate whoso posi
tion on silver harmonized with Ne
vada's Interests. Ho declurcd ho
svould vote .for Weaver and advocate
his election on tho stump throughout
Kxnellett From China.
San FnAKCiHCO, Sept. 17. Advices
by tho steamship China, which has nr-
i'rlved from .China and Japan arc that
Mason, who was arrested for a conspir
acy to Introduce arms and ammunition
into Chna and who was sentenced to
nine month's imprisonment for his con
nection with tho Kaloua Hln secret
society, lias x-ompleted his term of Ira-
"tirfsoninent, and being unablo to find
bonds for bis future good bohavlor has
b'scn deported to England.
Missouri's board of health has umplo
power to onforeo quarantine regulations
against a?iy city or section of tho coun
try, and will not hesitate to uso it
Serious, floods occurred in north China
In .August, resulting 'in considerable
'losiVX lifo and' properly.'
Thre omren KIIIimI and cither Hn1y
Wounded hy ill California Drnpcrndoe
They Will lis nh ot on Sight,
Fuks.vo, Cal., Sept 14. A posso en
countered Evans and Sontag at Samp
son Flute yesterday and nn exchange of
hots took place. Tho robbers mado "a
ilesperato defense and killed throo men
nnd WQiindcd others.
Thnsn fclllnil nni I?t,(4n,1 U.t.
shal McOlntils, L. 6lson nnd Dick WH-
Gconrc Wittv. who tvmnwU.'l tu4v.M
was again shot, nnd tho horse rlddcii
bv Constablo Wnrrott tflllt . .t.nf
.from under him. - ,!" "" .
The nown caused g-cnt excitement
and additional oillcers lire going in pur
suit Additional information concerning
tho encounter between train robbers
and tho posse has been obtained. by tel
ephone from Jlooro & Smith's mill nt
Sequoia. Tho affair happened on
roung s piaco at Sampson Flat
Tho posso had tracked tho robbers
from Dunlap to Sampson Flats, about
forty-five miles east of hero In thu
mountains. Tho posso wan coming
uown tno trail, anil wiion opposite
Young's houso tho door was violently
thrown open.rind KvanH and Honing ap
peared. Ilufdre tho officers, could re
cover from their surpriso tho two rob
bers opened n deadly lire on ' tho posso
with tliclr guns and Winchesters.
The posso was so demoralized by tho
midden attack that they could make no
effectual resistance. Four men fell un
der tho deadly fire of tho robbers.
Immediately nfterwardo tho robbers
escaped Tho whole, country in thu
neighborhood of thu encounter in
nroused, and It l.s naid no further at
tempt to take the robbers alive will bo
made. They will bo (Shot on sight, If
Nald to Ili
Waniiinoto, Sept 14. Friends of
tho president ial household aro much
alarmed over tho lutest rcporbt from
Loon Inku iu reference to Mrs. Harri
son's condition. Sho is said to bo suf
fering with tho same ailment that re
sulted In tho death of her sister, Jlrs.
Scott Lord. A friend of tho family said
"Jlrs. Harrison is believed to bo suf
fering from a malignant pelvlu abscess
nnd It has been known ever since tlio
disease developed that little hope exist
ed for her rocovorv. Thn unrlntiK nntiirn
of tho lady's illness hns been fully real
i:u irom too nrsi, uut ncr truo condi
tion has not been mudo public because
it was desired to keep from her tho truo
Tho president has boon exceedingly
anxious from tho outset and tho long
drawn out sesclon of congress, nftcr ho
had made all preparations to hasten to
tho bed&ids of his nufTerlng wife, told
upon him frightfully, ltelatlves of tho
family hero and In Indinna aro pre
pared for tho worst uown ut any mo
ment It Is understood 'that the president
will return to Washington on Friday
next Mrs. Harrison vlll accompany
him If she is able to travel. Sho will
not remain in Washington, but will. go
bouth for tho winter.
Anarchy Unrii thi I'lnon or l.nw
Order In tho C'hnctuw Nation.
Caduo, I. T Sopt 14. News
reached heru thnt hovnn nnn limi lumn
murdered since Sunday morning In tho
Choctaw nation, incidental to tho po
litical war feeling. It Is learned that
tho worst has not come yet Among
tho number reported killed is Hon.
Green JlcCurtnin, treasurer of tho Choc
taw nation. Gov. Jones camo to town
and wired for United States Indian
Agent Leo Dennett who camo In on u
freight train at (I o'clock Inst ovonlng,
nnd was In consultation with Gov. Jones,
Lleut-Gov.. J. H. Dryant, Sonatoi
Hodges, National Agent Wright nnd a
number of prominent Indians. What
they nave decided on has not been made
public Agent Dennott auggestcd that
ho call out u troop of United Statei
cavalry to arrest all parties engaged in
tho riot and 'to keep tho troops In
readiness to go to tho national council
meeting whon tho governor Is to take
hla scut It seems that a plot hus been
laid to kill ull tho prominent Indian
on tho Jones side, each squad of assas
Bins to have its own county to work in.
Tho mon In Gaines county have carried
out their instructions. Ah tho other
men havo not earried out their part ol
tho plot the leaders nppenr to bo per
plexed and don't know what to do.
They are to havo another bocret meet
ing at Antlers on September 31, for
what purpose Is only known to thorn
selves. Gov. Jones sent twolvo armed
men from this placo to' tho seat of trou
ble. Ho Is In constant foar of being
killed, and keep a heavy guard around
him all tho time.
C.uulil !nl th, YVitlmih.
St. Louis, Sept 14. Tho stockhold
ers of tho Wabash railway hold their
annual meeting at thu general olllco of
tho company hero this afternoon nud
elected tho following Itoardof directors:
Francis 1'nvy, 0. a Macrae, Kdgar T.
Welles, Harry K. Mellarg, T. 11. Hub
bard, C. J. Lawrence, Goorgo J. Gould,
Russell Sago, John T. Terry, S. C.
Reynolds, P. R Wyckoff, Jay Gould
and I). Ashley. Tho now directors
elected wero Messrs. Jay Gould, Macrae
and Favy, tho two latter of London En
gland. Jlessrs. Joy, How and Hays de
clined re-election on learning that tho
English security holders desired a
larger representation on tho board
A (lullcry Jlvu Vuv.
GuTiinie, Ok., Sept. 14 An accident
occurred at tho opera house which re
uulted in tho serious injury of three
and tho bruising nnd battering up of a
score of other., yet tho wonder is that
tho results were not moro serious. Tho
republican county convention was in
session and Justus thucommlttco on cre
dentials was reporting, a gallery,
which was swung ubovu tho main floor
by iron rods, gavo way In thu center
and fell upon tho crowd below. Ono of
tho Irons rcmuined intact uud so
chocked tho descent of tho gallery as iu'
allow part of tho crowd to escape.
A Flro llaml Mob Keep, thn rirn(cir
of tlm lll.l'atrd .Noriummln From l.nnd.
In t the Itnvnn I'rcpared j'or Thrtn.
QlAKANTI.VK, S. I., Sept 13. Yester
day will probably be looked on In fu
ture years ns ono of tho most horrible
roproaches on American civilization
that has ever occurred In American his
tory. Fcdcrnt government on one side,
Btato government on tho other both
anxious to bo tho rescuing party and
lit front local authorities and privato
pcoplo forcing back tho victims from
their haven of refuge.
To (TO back to the lmcrlnnlnr- nt V-
Btory tho Nornmnnla cabin yusxengers,
. ...... ..,... .. 1..i...ntuiiiniuu
to a cholera stricken shin wcro irreetod
urini iinii iinnn tv rtirn !.. .... u .. .1
on Saturday with tho promised nnd
Innir lini.il i. m.II.. 1h 11... .1 .
...0 ..v.j., .. v,. itmi in viiu amipe 01
tho Stonlngton, to which vessol they
wcro transferred Sunday evening. For
tho first night for days thoy slept In
peace and satisfaction. Sunday they
wero to iro to Fire Islnml. which.
through Gov. Flowcr'a generosity, hail
been secured with nil Its houses and
the Surf hotel for tho accommodation of
tho first nnd second cabin passenger.!
of thu ill-fated Normannta. On Satur
day night they slept on the Stonington,
but in tho morning it was discovered
that sho had no means for cooking, was
too deep draught to cross tho bar nnd, '
according to statements innde, sho was
too old uud unseaworthv to vuiittirn ui
far in tim on,.,,.,; "
Ti.-i V 1 r, , 1 "" o "lav nu wishes to ask u ques-
Tlio Iron steamboat Ccpheus wnn then tion as to what direction ho had better
hired and thu first and second class , take. And I stand In your presence
cabin passengers started for their prom- i this morning conscious of the fact that
Ised land. The weather wan rough and ' them are many of you here who n-a 1 "o
K -caalck, but they cared lit- . that thoro-uro a thousand wrong roa S
to for hat, happy In their escape from ' but only uo rt one alul f tnUo &
vnv.,VrlST PZT111' ftBr "I''" granted that you have como o to
voyage of nbout thirty-six miles the ' nut which on., It. i u . ..".,
captain wenkened and said he was afraid
i ... .i
iu uiuu tiiuepnuunovur tlio bar without
u pilot In consequence of this the Iron
nfcciiuiuuubbuiricu imoic to tlio liorsesuoo
-- -- v..v. .....nvonwu
if mill t mi ? j . . .... -
V.:t. .; l , ... " "oiceiy om
Stonington liner. Tho second
passengers wcro kept on board tho
Ccpheus without bed or even a pillow
on whttdi toluv i1ii.lt- li.xi.iu '!....
, strewn ulmut the settees and carpeted I
I llnnla tt 4l..m ut.i. I
A storm had been browing, however,
around itabylon and Islip since tho flrKt
rumor of Flro Island being turned Into
a quarantine station had boon heard.
Tho Uabylonians and their near nolgh
bors aired not forlhesuirerlngsof their
follow countrymen and women. They
did not euro if tlnv .lti.,1 nf ,.i,,t
starved or were drowned. AU thev
ought of in their craven h-rta wa. tl..t the road breaks oZ L mba, k
Ki,t',t,1,y 'I".'"1?0 PrPsltlon omontand they try to halt, and tl.ey
SmT'".'1''0 pesUleuce, saw tho bit iu tho .noutli of the llery
owing to the proximity of a number of steed, and cry "Hoi hoi" Hut it U too
S5?,. f " fc". " -W" " 1 1: -d-crushl-they' go over theem"
.v,.,.,,imiUKiiiiii mcir mmsi. wno
Ul"u "" r a ioriniguv on board a
plague stricken ship without lelng
touched and who wero returning to
their own homes.
The craven hearted creatures, tremb
ling from their own imaginary fears
rather than from any real danger, not
only invoked the arm of the law, by
means of an anomalous legal stay en
titled an injunction, but hud assembled
as an armed mob a hundred strong to
drive theso helpless women und child
ren back to tho cholera ship and to at
all events a posslblo death.
Tho governor begged and implored.
Dr. Jenkins prayed theso cowardly men
to allow the passengers to land. Tele
gram after telegram was flashed over
the wire assuring tho mon of Islip und
those of Habylon that they'ran no risk.
Thoy wcro obdurate. Thoy would not
give In and tho passengers of tho Nor
maiinia are now lying in tho iulet by
Tho passengers nppolntcd a commit
tee, with Senator McPhersou as chair
man, to confer with the mob of vio
nnaxn ll..n.l M A it.
lence. The latter rcfuspcl tn wlthilmiv
v:..vi iiiL-iuuurruiuseuio withdraw
tho injunction and so for last night at .
least thll tMin nlnlm 4l.A ..1..4.1.... .. -L .
least thev can elnlm tho vfotni-v. win
tory gaiucd over 471 holpless women
and children and tho equally unoffend
A newspaper man convoyed to Gov.
Flower tho knowledgo that Judge
liarnnrd. of lirooklvn. im.i ia.i..,i .ln in
junction to prevent any of tho pcoplo '
....... ... .ulvm nmji lrura lanuing ac
tire island The governor was much
nettled und expressed surprise.
Carried Uy the Republicans
roirn.ANn, Me., Sept in. Tho Btato
elections for tho choice of tho four con
gressmen nnd members of tho legisla
ture occurred yesterday under tho Aus
tralian ballot law and, nsfnr hh learned,
everybody appears satisfied, with tho
working of tho system. In 1888 tho re
publicans had a plurality in tho state
of 18,033 for governor nnd in 1S0 their
plurality was 18,800. i -
Comparison this, year will bo mado
with tho voto of tho latter year. Nine
ty towns give Cleaves 17,170; Johnson,
15,140; Hussoy, "S3; , scattering, 542.
Samo towns in 1880 Burleigh, 17,343;
Thompson, 13,470; Clark, U13, scattering,
470. Republican plurality now 3,730;
against 4,8o;i then.
State Chuirman J. II. Manloy has tel
egraphed Chairman Curler at Now York
Tho total voto will bo 13,000 less than
in 1883. Wo will clectnll four congress
men, carry fourteen of the sixteen
counties, havo two-thirds of tho mem
bcrsofthu legislature and elect our
governor by 11,000 majority over tho
democratic candidate," In 1888 tho
republican majority was 18,038.
A Costly Klre.
Albany, N. Y., Sept IS. Shortly
after 3 o'clock this morning flro broko
out in tho old Reformed church build
ing occupied by tho printing establish
ment of Jnmca G. Lyons, who has tho
contract for tho state work, tho Russell
ahlrt and collar factory, Hughet &.
Simpson's box factory, tho Albany
Caramel Co., F. O. Mix, ngetit for tho
Columbus Wngon Co.; W. C. Goll, um
brellas; John II. Inghmoro, paper hang
ing, and H, H. Walsh, aaddlery, and
oven before tho firemen arrived the
building wns ull in flumr... Tho lottl
will reach 11100,000,
THE KING'S HIGHWAY.
Dr. Tnlmago Oontlauos His
coursos In England.
Many ltond Open to the lIoTlldcrrd
Traveler, Hut There li lint One That
l.ead In the Might Dlrectlon-
lhoBcrmon sclccM for publication
for tho current week was preached to a
largo audience by Ilev. T. Do Witt Tal
mniro during his vlnlt. in i.'ir,inn,i .....1
was entitled "Tho King's Highway," the
inw niwnu uv.i . . ...
"' t'limuii ouing isaian xxxv. 8-los
! "And an IiIl'Iiwjiv slmll I... ti.m ,i ..
cnosen Dcintr iwiImIi
way, audit shall bo catlcd The wav of
1im1Ia . .1 . .... J
holiness; tho unclcnn shall not pass over
It, but It shall be for those: tho wayfar
ing men, though fools, shall not err
therein. No lions shall bo there, nor
any ravenous beast shall go thereon, It
shall not bo found there; but tho re
deemed shall walk there: And the ran
somed of tho Lord shall return nnd
como to Zlon with songs nnd everlast
ing Joy upon their heads; they shall ob-
iuiii juy unci guinness, ntul sorrow and
sighing shall lieu away." Dr. Tnlmage
There arc thousands of pcoplo hero
this morning who want to find the right
road. You sometimes see u person halt-
i,?,tt.,::,7,?""'"i!uyoucft tuU w
-.- m- rt juj i Willi
that opens widely, but I have nnt f.,li 1
In It There aro a great many expensive
toll-gates scattered all along that way.
""i'eu, ut every road you must pav in
"-"'wn nswiiation. o that
.roan, u you got through It at nil. von
.Havo to pay your own way; and since
this d I Hera so much from wlmt 1 Imv..
, heard In regard ti tho right way,
nu,u ii is tno wron? wav
Here Is another rnuii. o.. ..ui.. ..i.i..
of it aro houses of sinful enterUiinment
ami Invltatloiw to ccmioin and dine and
rest; but from the looks of tho people
who stand on the piazza I am very certain
that it Is the wrong houso nnd tho
wrong way. Hero is unother road. It
itj very beautiful and macadamized.
I 110 horses' hoot 4?ltlttnr fi.ul ,ln. ...!
to' I, Z a v . T . ,. ?" ..h! " "'2"?
they who ride over It and spin along
Danltmcnt. w cl,,.n .... .i.i..
jng nnd see if we can't find a different
kind of a road.
You have heard of tho Applan Way.
It was three hundred and fifty miles
long. It was twenty-four feet wide,
und on either sido of tho road was a
path for foot passengers. It was mado
out of rocks cut in hexagonal shape and
fitted together. What a road it must
havo been! Mado of smooth, hard rock,
three hundred and fifty miles long. No
wonder that in tho construction of it
the treasures of a whole empire were
exhausted. Ilecauso of Invaders, and
tho elements, and time the old
conqueror who tears up a road us
ho goes over it there is nothing left
of that structure excepting a ruin.
Uut I have this morning to tell you of a
nuad built boforo tho Applan Way, nnd
yet It is as good as when first construct
ed. Millions of souls havo gone over It
Millions more will come.
Thn prophets and apotlcs, too,
Pursued thu rond whllu hero below:
therefore will, without dismay,
Still walk In Christ. Uio good old way.
"" i5uy nu oo mere ana a
wa-v nml Jt h"il he called Tho way of
llOlint?R.S! t.lln llnftlnnn 1.11 .....
-"An highway shall bo there and a
ituuucna, uiu uncienn sua 11 not mss
over it; but it shall bs for those: the
wayfaring mon. though fools shall not
orr therein. No Hon shall bo there, nor
any ravenous benst shall go up thereon,
It shall not bo found there; but tho re
deemed shnll walk there: And tho ran
somed of tho Lord shall return, and
como to ZIon with songs and ovcrfnst
insr jov unon thulr hn.irie. i,n.. ci...ii
obtain joy and gladness, nnd sorrow
and sighing shall flee awayl"
First, this road of tho text I the
king's highway. In tho diligence you
dash over tlio Uomurd pass of tho Alps,
mllo after mile, and there Is not so
much as a pebblo to jar tho wheels.
You go over bridges which cross chasms
and make you hold your breath; under
projecting rocks; along by dangerous
precipices; through tunnels lulrip with
tho meltings of glaciers; and, perhaps
for the first time, learn tho majesty of
a road built and supported by govern
ment authority. Well, my lord, tho
King decided to build a highway from
earth to Heaven. It should span all
tho chasms of human wretchedness, it
should tunnel all the mountains of
earthly difficulty; ft should bo wide
enough and strong enough to hold fifty
thousund .millions of the human race,
if so ;hauy of them sHould ever bo born.
It should be blasted out of the "Rock
of Ages," and cemented with tho blood
of tho cross, -and be lifted nrald tho
shouting of angels and the .execration
The King sent His Son to build that
road. He put head and hand and henrt
to it und after the road was completed
waved His blistered hand over tlio way,
crying: "It is finished!" Napoleon
paid 15,000,000 franca for tho building
of tho Slmplon road that his cannon
might go over for tho devastation of
Italy; but our King, at a greater ex
pense, has built a road for a different
purpose, that the banners of hcarenly
dominion might come down over It and
all tho redeemed of earth travel up
over-it -""M- -.
Being a kingVfhlghway of courso.it
is well built. Bridges splendidly arched
ami buttressed havo given, way and
crushed tho passengers who. attempted
to ci-oss. But Christ tho King, would
build no such thing us that. Tho work
uouo.llo mounts thu chariot of His love.
, nui"luui:a mount witu mv
and tho multitudes mount with Him.
,j uu ud umiH uit dim iiu UIU tiVucp'Ul
4KW .. v.. ., III. KtIV MvVU'Ul
Heaven amid the plaudits of gazing
worlds! The work Is done welt done
gloriously done magnificently done.
Still further, this road spoken of is a
clean rond. Many a fine road has be
come miry nnd foul because It has not
been properly cared for, bnt my text
ays tho unclean shall not' walk on this
one. Room on either sldo to throw
awny your sins. Indeed, if you want
to carry them along, you arc not on tho
right roach That bridge will break,
those overhanging rocks will fall, the
night will como down, leaving you ut
tho mercy of tho mountain bandits, and
4 4,.- . . ...
4ti uiu very next, turn oi tlio roatl yon
wm pensn. nut ir you nnfj-eally on
this clean road of which r havo' bee
speaking, then you will stop ever anil
anon to wash In the water that stands
In tho basin of tho eternal rock. Ay,
at almost every step of the journey you
will bo crying ont: "Create within mo
a clean heart!" Jf you havo no such
aspimtlons as that it proves thnt you
havo mistaken your way, und if you
will only look up and see the finger
board nlwve your head you may rend
upon It tho words. "There is it way
that seemeth right unto a man, but the
end thereof is death." Without holi
ness no man shall seo thn Lnnl. nnil If
you havo any idea that you can carry
nlong your sins, your lusts, your world
llness and yet get to the end of the
Lhrlstlan race, you nre so awfully mis
taken that, in the nainooj Uod, i shat
ter the delusion.
Still further, tho road spoken of 1s a
plain road. "Tho wayfaring men,
though fools, shall not err therein."
That Is, If a man Is three-fourths of an
Idiot ho can find this road just as well
us If ho were a philosopher. Tho hnbe
cllo boy, the laughing stock of the
street, und followed by a mob hooting
nt him, hatj only just to knock once at
tho gnto of Heaven and it swings open;
while there has been many a muu who
can lecture about tlio pneumatics, and
chemistry, and toll the story of Fara
day's theory of electrical polarization,
and yet has been; shut out of Heaven.
There lins been many a man who stood
in tho observatory und swept tho
heavens with his telescope, nnd yet hu
has not been able to sec tho morning
atar. Many a man has been familiar
with all tho higher branches of mathe
matics, and yet could not cIo tho
simple sum, "What shnll it profit
a man if ho gain tho whole world
und lose his own soul?" Many a
man has been a fine reader of tragedies
and poems, and yet could not "read his
title clear to mansions in the skies."
Many a man has botanized ucros-s. tho
continent, and yet did not know the
"Itoso of Sharon nnd tho Lily of the
Valley." But if one shall comu In the
right spirit, nskinir the wnv t lli-iivim.
no wm nnu il in a plain way. The
pardon is plain. The peace is plain.
Everything is plain
He who tries to get on tho road to
Heaven through tho New Testament
tcachlng.wlll get on beautifully. He
who iroes throuirh nhllosonhienl dismis
-- .,. - , - --- --- ----. r
sion will not get on ut all. Christ saya:
"Como to me, and I will take all your
Bins away, and I will take all your
troubles away." Now what Is tho uso
of my discussing it any more?' lb not
this plain? If you wanted to go to
London, nnd I pointed vou out a- high
way thoroughly laid out, would I bo
wlso In detaining you by u geological
dlbcusslon about tho gravel you will
pass over, or a physiological discussion
nbout tho muscles you will
havo to bring into play? No.
After this Blblo has pointed you
tho way to Heaven, Is It wise forma to
detain you with any discussion about
tho nature of the human will or wheth
er thu atonement Is limited or unlim
ited? There is tlio rond go on it. lb
is a plain way.
"This Isa faithful saying, nnd worthy
of all acceptation, that Jesus- Christ
came Into tho world to savo Hlnners."
And that is you and that is me.. Any
Httlo child hero can understnndtthlsas
well ns I can. "Unless you become as
n Httlo child, you cannot see tho King
dom of God." If you are saved.. it will
not bo as a philosopher, It will bo as a
little child. "Of such Is tho Kingdom
of Heaven." Unless you get tho spirit
of Httlo children, you will norcr como
out at their glorious destiny.
Still further: This road to Heaven Is a
savo road. Somecimes tho traveler In
those nncient highways would, think
himself perfectly secure, not knowing
there was u Hon by the way, burying
his head deep within his paws, and
then, whon the last moment came,
under tho fearful Bpring, tho mnn'Mlfo
was gono and thero was n inauledl car
cass by tho roadside. But, says my
text, "No Hon slmll bo there." I wish
I could make you feel this morning
your security, t tell you plainly that
one minute after a mun hus become a
child of God ho Is us safe as though he
had been 10,000 years iu Ucavuii. He
may Blip, ho may slide, ho may stum
ble, but ho cannot bo destroyed. Kept
bv tho nowor nt God. thrnmhi ftil't
unto cotnploto-salvation. Kvorlmiingly
Tho buvorcst tnlnl to wlllnll vnn -tm
subject a Christian man Is to UUX him.
unu tnav is giory. in other worun, the
worst thine that enn hannon a child of
God Is Heaven. Tho body is ocirr th
old blippfrs-taut ho throws. nsUto just
before nuttloir on tho nanilulnof HirKt
UIb soul, yoa cannot hurt It No lire
can consume it Mo Hoods cua drown
it No iletiVi can captumit.
Firm, and uunoved nro they
Who reM their souls en Gods
FUad as. (be ground wfcaro DtvuM stood.
Or where the ark ubcUo.
Ills soul Is safe. His refutation is
safe. Everything 1 safe. "But" vou
say, "suppose his. store burns up?"
Why, then, it will only bo a change of
investments from earthlv to huavnnlv
securities. "But," you say. "sunnoso
bU namcygoea down under tho hoof of
scorn and contempt?" Tlio name will
bo so much brighter " In glory. "Sup
pose hU physical health falls?' God
will pour into him the Hoods of over
lasting health' and it will hot make any
difference. Earthly subtraction Is liwiv
enly addition. Tho tears of earth into
tho crystals of llcavun. As thoy take
rags and tatters uud put thonv through
tho paper mill, so, ofton, tl6 nigs of
enrthlv destitution, under i.U ..lin.i.
i'6f death; como wt w hlWKreU upou
which shall be written eternal cmauc!
There was ono passage of scripture,
tho force of which I never understood
until one day at Chauinonlx, with
Mount Blnue on ono side und Montan
ventonthe other, I opened my Blblo
nnd rend: "As tho mountains aro
around nboutJcrusalcin, so thu Lord Is
around about those thnt fear him." Tho
surroundings were nn omnipotent com
Though troubles dstall ami rt.-niKcn offrlghf.
Though f rlcndii suouM all fall anil fwM all unite;
Yot ouo thing socuroui, h Hover hi tide.
11m Sculptures ns.ura Us tun f.uru will provide.
Sll furthers1 The rmd bpwkcn ofis
aTneawihtmicl. God gives a lxmd of
indemnity against all evil to everv man
that treads it " .Allk,tlings work to
gethcrjfor good Inlhose who love God."
No wenport formed"' against them can
prosper. That Is ,wtho liond, nlgned,
sealed and delivered by tho president
of tho universe. What Is tho use of
your fretting, O, you child of God,
about food? "Behold tho fowl of tho
air; for they sow-not neither do they
reap, nor gather Into barns; vet your
heavrnly Father feedeth them." And
will Ho take enreof thu sparrow,, will
lie take care of the hawk and let you
die? What is the use of your fretting
nbout clothes? "Consider the lilies of
thu field. Shall Ho ndt much mora
clothe you, O yu of Httlp-fnlth?" What
is' the use of wqrrylrtgjfor fear some
thing will happen to your homo. "He
blesseth the habitation of the just"
What is tho use of fretting lest yim
will bu overcome of temptations? "God
is faithful, who will not suitor you to.
bo tempted above that yo are libit; but
will with the temptation also malm a
way to escape, that yo tnav be able tt
escape, thatyo may bo ublo'to bear It"
O. this King's highway! Trees of life
on either side, bending over until their
branches interlock nnd drop midway
their frnlt and shade. Houses of enter
tainment o'n either sldo '(lio road for
poor pilgrims. Tables spread with a.
feast of good things, and walls adorned
with apples of gold in picUlms of silver.
I start out on this KingVhigliway and
I find a harper, and I say; "What Is
your name?" Tlio harper makes no
response, but loaves me to guess, as,
with his eyes, towurd Heaven und bin
hand npop .the trembling strings, tliia
tunc comos rippling on the air: "Tho
Lord Is my light and my salvation.
Whom shall I fear? Thu Lord Is thn
strength of my life: of whom shall I bo
afraid?" I go u little further on tho
same road and meet a trumpeter of
Hi-uven and I say: "Haven't vou trot
some music for a tired nilrliii?" Ami
wiping his llnundtnkltiL'iilnno'lir.vith.
ho puts his mouth to the trumpet and
pours forth this strain: "They shall
hunger no more, neither shall they
thirst any more, neither shall tho sun
light on them, nor any heat for the
lamb which is in the midst of the throno
shall lead them to living fountains of
water, and God shall wIjh! away nil
teats from their eyes." I go a Httlo
distincc further on the same road, and
I meet a maiden of Israel. Shu has no
harp, but sho baa cymbals. They look
as if they had rusted from sea spray;
and I say to the maiden of Isrnnl-
"Havo you no song for a pilgrim?" And
like the clang of victor's shields tho
cymbals chip us Miriam lwglns to dis
course: "Sing y? to tho Lord, for Ho
liath triumphed gloriously; the horso
and the rider hath lie thrown into tlio
sea." And then I see a white robed
groujx They como. bounding toward
me, and I say: "Who aro thev? Tho
happiest, and tho brightest, and tho
fairest in all Heaven who arc-thcy?"
And tho answer comes: ."Theso aro
they who camo out of great tribula
tions, and had their robes washed and
made with tho blood of tho Lamb "
I pursue this SUbWt nnlv nnn dnn
further. What is tho terminus? I do
not caro how flno a road you put n0 on,
I want to know how it comes ont My
text declares it: "Tlio redeemed of'th'o
Lord comes to Zlon." You know what.
Zlon was. That was tho King's tfalacc.
It was a mountain fastness. It was im
pregnable. And so Heaven Is tho fast.'
nessoftho universe. NoWi-ltzcihns
long enough range to shell thoso
towers. Let all tho b8ttories,,ofrcartlu
and hell blaze away; they cannot break
those gates. Glbralter wns taken; Se
batopl was tadon; Babylon fell; but
those wulls of Heaven shall nfcven: sur
render either to human or Satanic be
slegemont Tho Lord God Almighty
is tliodefenso of it Great capital of
the universal Terminus-ofth King's,
Dr. Dick said that, nmon;- other
things ho thought In Heaven wo should,
study chemistry and geometry and
eiinlc sections. Southey thought that
In Hcavbnlwo'would have thoipUutsura
of seeing Chaucer and Shaliospea.tc
Now, Dr. Dick may huv his mathe
matics for nil, eternity, and Sputhoy hla.
Shakespeare. Give mo cHr'ist, and' my
old frlendb that is all tho- liuawu I
want that Is heavon cnoughifor ma. O,
garden of light, wli die leaves mm-r
wither and whoso 'fruits nuver fall O,
banquct.of God, whoswqetjiaHS iwtct
palls tho taste nnd whoso gur.sisaro
kings foreverl O, city of llghfc, whoso
walls uro salvation and who(.n.intj4..
praise! O, palaco of rest, where-Oul is
tho .Monarch and everlastlngr ages tlio
length of his rulgnl 1 O, Jsong tender
than tho nrf boat of mnn waters, yet
soft as the whisper-of. chewihimt
Wheaaiy last wound is healed, when
tho lasi hoart brek is craled, when tho
Inst Uor of cauthlv srutnmv U ictn...!
nwaj,and whe tho redeemed of tho
Lordi shall como to Zlon, then let all the.
hat-jscrs take ('Jiiwn tht.Ii. hnn .n,i n
tln trumpeters take 3ow taolr trump
ets, and nil across UtoUiTen there b
chorus of wornlnrt stars, chorus of
white robbei victors chorus of martr
J"in uiiuur tuo inrenc chorus of aues,
chorus of -worlds, and thnrotvTi4 ......
I'so-ng -snnf.-nml Vutotwwno p.pke:ik
unu uiu. oncwuureno jionorcu vkat oj
iimns i (i u uo to go on
around the1 world.'
Kam-I wouldn't; It's hard enough to
go around tho bloAik aome times' wlion
inumma wants something. Ilu-pci'a)
oungi"uatc. i . ,. j
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