The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, September 04, 1896, Image 6

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fl " * " she her stci
Ab , said , fixing eyes
fl rZastly on the dim line where sky a
11 ocean blended into one , "when I
fl Acre I grow so impatient , Walter
fllong to skim like the albatross yoni
B irith daring wing , along , above 1
S , "Aeaving waves. The world the vo
a | . so beautiful so grand I wor > i i
mm , It. "My spirit tires of this same . -
1 jpants like an imprisoned thing lei .
f : 'for one taste of the pure air of fn
fll • iom. "
SI "Silly girl ! What is freer and pui
fll 'than this sea breeze , playing so dal
111 tiIy wlth your curls ? What m <
Hi • boundless , vast and grand than t :
Uleverchanging ocean at your feet ? W
HI * houM you sigh for anything fairer
1 "Because , fair as it is , it is our prise
| HiWecan go no farther ; her we must ? U
| Bi jconflned to the narrow breadth of tl
HI * # ittle island , when the wide illimital
Hi rorld is before us. Ah , Walter ,
| K1fathom ] your kind wish to cheat me in
Hracontentedness. . Can I not read yo
flf ympathy with my own yearnings ? ]
Bf i I not see your eyes flash as they tu
H | toward the point , where , far away , o
1 Iiome and mother-land waits for u
H | -Am I so dull that I cannot perceive t
Hi noble ambition imprisoned in yo
HI * soul ? What a glorious name mig
Kjg Tsot the talents and germs # of genii
HIdormant and passive here , carve * o
HtS -for you in the great arena of the worl
mam "When I think of it I grow restless
Blj -angry almost. "
HI She started up vehemently as
Klstretched out her imploring hands
Hjl * 3.he ocean.
KJJ "Come , come ! " she cried , as passio
Hi ately as though the onleaping wa'
IS | . would bear her words to friendly eai
fm % " "Oh , ocean , mighty ocean that span
IB1 xis from thy yawning graves for a II
Hi ing tomb , be merciful. Send hither
mm bark to bear thy foster children bae
mm 'to the embrace of mother earth a me
Mm senger of hope and mercy. Mighi
11 "ICeptirae , where are thy spells now ? "
frozen by the cpell i
II Tlie girl stobd ,
mM her own emotion into a statue of sue
jlij -wild and matchless loveliness that tl
1S gazers almost hushed their breath i
§ B sudden fear that the myth she had ii
Is voiced mfght rise irom his foamy couc
Mm to seize and bear her away for his brid
III The only reply came in the hears
mm Scaling of the surf that seemed to moa
II wildly , "Not yet not yet. "
mm Her outstretched arms drooped ds
Mm jecLedly , the glow died from off be
fl | ] faoc , and with a deep , deep sigh sh
Hi sank slowly back to her seat again.
By Her sigh was echoed dismally , ye
HI "Walter answered soothingly :
MM "Nay , nay , dear Ellie , do not look s
If ncpeless. I confess you have spoke
II the tmth. I , too , have these longings-
11 -these wild , intense cravings for actio
If this dismal lamenting for talents bui
I ied in obscurity and yet often an
I -often comes a strong conviction the
I "were our wildest hopes gratified , an
fl -we safely restored to all the pleasure :
fl excitement and honors of the world , w
flwould , look back with a sigh of regre
fl to the peaceful innocence of our lif
E She 3hook her beautiful head doubl
in ingly.
"I can scarcely agree with you bet
ter sorrow and sore trouble than su
fineness and inaction. "
K Walter was looking fondly in he
fl lace.
m • " 'It is not strange that you fret , an
-pine , Ellie dear. A brilliant lot amids
S the noblest and best of our happy Ian
fl doubtless awaits you , but for me i
fl , would be one continued struggle ; an
fl tiiough I would welcome it gladly , ye
fl it comforts me to think that in its ab
aice I enjoy a blessing which freedom
E from the island would take foreve
trom me. "
I he looked down at him question
I "Sngly.
fl "Do you not guess , dearest , that one
BE In your own circle humble Walte
flwould scarcely presume to intimac ;
I jwith the noble heiress. "
Ii # r T gLEANOR \ reach ee
II X - C r j down her * littlt
H * % J& EESjl hand to his shoul
B J2&/ ? * * * } iw La eyes shone , indig
1 l- & s r nantly-
I " @J "Had ifc been -
I " St 0De bUt y ° U' WaI
B 5 i/ ter t0 make taa
B sji heartless speech '
B - * ' " ? Ti- And breaking intc
B " * sobs , she addee
tremulously :
* 'Oh , what does not the helpless
-friendless child owe to you and youi
-flatter , but for whose untiring love ane
care I might now be an ignorant , un-
• < fcuth and awkward creature , of whom
& ever rescued , my relatives would b <
ned ? No , no , Walter ; come wha ;
< y. you will always be the best ane
I Nearest no one else can fill your place. '
Walter touched with his lips the
I . -hi ( * little hand flung toward him ir
the earnest gesture. What more mighl
* ave been said was prevented by the
qtiiet advance of Mr. Vernon.
" 'Here is our father , " cried Eleanor
-wringing down from1 the rock an d run-
Ving to hang fondly on his arm. "Ah
* non pere , we have had such a delightful -
-ful excursion at the brook up in the
-country , and we were industrious , too
so that even .Tom praised our fine
.string of fish. "
1flr. Vernon passed his hand caress-
'liigly over her bright cuvis.
. , . . " - > . . - Ji t. m *
. . . , . . , - - - - "
y \ i Jifc.i m..m h i i ii mii t i f y"i | | l i
"And yet my canary is weary o. ' .
pretty cage , her seeds and sweetrae ;
and beats , jier wings against theb ,
and pines for freedom ! " •
Eleanor colored.
"Ah , you overheard our silly talk.
never meant you should know , it , I
oh , papa , is it not very hard fqr us.
well as you ? "
"My child * , " answered he , solemn
It will be of little use for me to tell j
what a bitter cruel enemy I have fou
this same world for which you si ;
I may bid you prize this calm pea
this freedom from sin and sorrow , 1
you will be deaf to my words , becai
of the siren song' the radiant-fac
Hope sings ever to the ears of you
No , my children , I long no more 1
the busy haunts of men. I am rea
to pray that this peaceful Eden m
prove my grave. "
The young creatures , dimly guessi
through what waves of grief and pn
he had reached the peaceful shore
content , looked up wistfully Into 1
pensive face and kept respectful ;
"Now , then , " said he , rousing fre
his reverie , "I shall send you , Ellie ,
the house. You will find the Fren
lesson I prepared on your table , ai
you may translate it as neatly as y
can. Tom has plenty of freshly-ma
paper in the drawer. "
Eleanor obeyed at once , glancing
Walter as if expecting him to folio
but his father laid a restraining hai
on his arm , and Walter remained at li
"My son , " eaid Mr. Vernon gravely
so graevely that Walter felt the tea
rising to his eyes "you are pining f
action ; you long for the excitement ai
effort required in the battle of life. Se
here in this deserted- island is a grai
opportunity for heroism that you ha-
quite overlooked. Do not be startle
Walter , when I tell you that I ha1
made a painful discovery today th ;
v-ou love Eleanor with an affection mo
fervent than a brother's or a friend' '
E put it to your own conscience ar
manliness is it honorable to take ai
vantage of the isolation of her life her
ind win her love before she has o ]
? ortunity to see others and judge f <
lerself ? There is no doubt , judgir
! rom the jewels in the trunk , the co ;
) f-arms on her clothing , and Tom's a <
: ount of the servant's idea of the fan
ly's importance , that Eleanor is tt
: hild of noble and aristocratic parent
fou know the exclusive pride of sue ]
or I have often told you of it. No\
hen , have you a right to profit by tt
tccidental circumstance of the shii
vreck , and take advantage of her guih
ess , unsophisticated nature ? Here :
rouj- ask , grander and nobler than an
itrugg e for worldly fame and prospei
ty conquer yourself , Walter ; be
nan thus early in your boyhood. "
There was a yearning , pitying ter
lerness in the tone that belied th
aim , reasoning words. Walter kne'
hat his father grieved for him , an
ooking up proudly , although his li
[ uivered , he said :
"I know what you mean , father , an
will be worthy of your goodness. E !
ie shall never hear a word or hint froi
ae to suggest there is anything else i
he world besides a' brother's frienel
hip. "
His father bent down suddenly an
eft such a kiss on his forehead as in hi
[ reams Walter- had received from a :
nknown angel mother , and was gone
Walter continued on to the Uttl
irood beyond the cliff , and only him
elf , and the pale-leaved blossoms tha
; ere wet with briny dew knew of th
assionate flood of boyish tears tha
: ere shed there.
Thenceforward there was a quiet Jig
ity of manliness about Walter's de
leaner that puzzled Tom and Elcano
s much as it * pleased his father. H
id not take so many strolls alone wit ]
Illie , but always managed to find pre
ixt for Tom's company. He no longe
sed the slightest freedom in word oct
ct , but treated her with as much' hon
rable delicacy as he might have usei
jward his queen. Her probable rani
nd superior station were more fre
uently alluded to , until , pouting witl
retty vexation , Eleanor declared tha
ie would throw into the sea the spark
ng chain of diamonds " Imre unknowi
rest had raised such ? formality be
veen them. Tom k i < * < droll way co
icided with her.
"I know , " said 1 ' 'vo allers beei
rought up to th < Jure made i
reat difference ii. . * Kt when sht
rought 'em into thw w .il3. Why , oui
) lk in county thov ht we were
ardly fit for my Lady Somerset te
jeak to ; but the older I row the more
.come to reason that our souls are
retty much equal in the Lord's sight
: so be we all do right. Shiver mj
mbers if I didn't use to get into a corer -
er when one of ray shipmates thai
ent down off hco in the 'Petrel' ar-
ued with me aberut it. Ye see , he caiuc
om Americky , where , if they behave ,
11 the folks are lords and ladies , and
ording to his account , they live ainaz-
lgly happy. Well , well , the Lord
news all about it Where's the use
' puzzling over what don't concern
3 ? though sartin , here in. this 'ere
irrin place , we don't get any special
gn that little Ellie's any better'n the
sst of us , only for having the angel na-
ir' of all womanhood. "
VTheic. said Eleanor , laughing
iy.y , ' ste what a philosopher our Tom
u become ! Look that you take a les-
" " " ' ' ' * ' ' " ' ' f ' ' > i" " " " " m" - ' t -
. . . . . . , , . , . . ,
ayi ' "i i i. d. .n ijinL i ihe.i-i ,1. 1 i - -
? ? ! "JiiBnwimiimjiw a
son from bin , Sir Walter , I am becc
ing much aggrieved , you are so fori
and polite. You don't frolic with :
you don't pet me. I declare , Wall
you haven't kissed me for these th
weeks ! "
As she spoke she held up her beai
ful face , the crimson lips # pout
PoorWalter , colored crimson , sta
mered incoherently , and then dar
Ellie burst Into tears ; Tom whistl
and Mr. Vernon , closing his book , f
lowed after his son.
Tjf7 RECKON I'll fl
n B Walter and fix 1
JI flag as we agree
'tjy ' > ' | said Tom , look !
g-L D ruefully at 1
§ / I weeping girl.
f ) I3i had hardly dis :
peared when I
Vernon return
and began quie
wiping away l
tears from thegii
An earnest , seric
conversation ensued , from which th
were interrupted by Walter , who cai
rushing in with a face so ghastly th
both sprang up In alarm.
"Quick , father , quick ! Come up
Tom. He is hurt ; he is dying , I i
afraid. "
Mr. Vernon seized a flask of branc
preserved carefully for such exigenci
md darted after his son , who had flu
an arm around Eleanor , and alnu
carried her in his rapid flight back
At the foot of the tall tree to whi
the flag staff was nailed they fou :
? oor Tom. He was lying just as W ;
ter had left him , with a face weari'
the awful , unmistakable signet
leath. Mr. Vernon shuddered , ai
linging himself frantically beside hi ;
jroaned :
"Oh , Tom , Tom , what terrible thii
las come upon us ? What has ha
> ened to you ? "
The glaring eyes turned lovingly
he distracted group.
"My hour has come this time. T ]
Petrel's' ribs wasn't cleaner stove i
han mine are now. Tom's last voya ;
s nigh on it ended. "
"It can't be , it shan't be , " shout *
Valter fiercely , and passing his ar
inder the drooping head he poured
ittle brandy in his hand and wet tl
lammy , parted lips , and turning imp
iently to his father , said almost a :
; rily :
"Why do you look so hopeless ? He
ae take him up ; help me to do wh ;
all make him well again. " "
"No , no , lad , don't move me ; it's r
ise. Tom tells ye so himself he
ighted the promised land alread
food children , dear children , ye're so
y to lose poor Tom ; he thanks yc
indly. Mr. Vernon , sir " _
"Tom , . my best friend , my preserve
nd savior , say on , I hear you , " sobbe
tie strong man , hiding his quiverin
"I'm going fast , and I must say quic
rhile I can talk all I want you to di
ve wrote down where my sister live
> ng ago ; you'll see it , and if you eve
et away from here I know you'll se
er. Tell her I was willing to dl
lat I allers tried to do the best I couli
ad I know the Lord is merciful. "
Mr. Vernon could only take the col
and in his and press it tenderly for
"I know ye'll miss me , but the use c
ie change will soon come. I'm sorr
> much hard work will fall to yo
ithout Tom's stout arm to do it , bn
ie Lord's will be done. He know
hat's best , and can take care of you.
He paused again to rest , and seeme
nking into a stupor , until Walte
ied to move him to a more comforta
le position , when he smiled feebly i
tanks , opened his eyes , and said wit
msiderable energy.
Man's Comments on This V. 'c.iknes
of the Fair Sex.
Two women pass each other on th
reet of a provincial town ; they ar
at acquainted , yet it is long odds tha
ie of them turns around to look afte
ie other very short odds agalns
Dth doing so , say the Nineteentl
cntury. It is not the gait or tin
jure or the hair of the stranger tha
is attracted atention ; it is * the dress
jt the person within it. .The genth
larchists who are busy organizing
ie debrutalization of man will , o
mrse , attribute this little falling t <
e vanity of the feminine mind bj
ason of man's tyranny in excludinj
omen fro > boards of directors ane
her intr "tua " arenas. It may b <
needed .aat psychology and better-
cnt are nijre recondite Ii As thai
illinery bvt this would be but a dul
orld ana far uglier than n. is if ever }
oman bed a soul above chiffons. Odd
enadine and tarlatan ! That were a
nsummation * by 'no mc a desirable
a , let all men who ha\o eyes to see
ithal or hearts to lose sat great store
the pains bestowed on pretty dress-
g , but if one may speak aud live the
t should be studied with subtler tact
an is sometimes seen. It should be
tter concealed ; it is distssing to see
young woman's eyes , wandering ovei
e dress of her with whom she is talk-
g , for if the mind be engaged in tak-
g note of external detail conversation
ases to be u t.ercourse and becomes
e crackling of 'horns under the pot.
A Loyal Irishman.
A ' oval Irishman , who recently died
Wisconsin , set apart ? 10,000 In his
11 for the purpose V * transporting
; own body and those of his broth-
3 bur'cd' in this country to Ireland ,
lere tiL jy will be interred on he old
cnily estate , in the shadow of a grand
jntinij \
K "
From tno Text ; "A Soft Tongue Kro
etu the Hone" Proverbs , Chapter
- Verse 15 Solomon's Wisest S
When Solomon said this he drov
whole volume into one phrase. Y
of course , will not be so silly as to ti
the words of the text in a literal scr
They simply mean to set forth the f
that there is a tremendous power ii
kind word. Although it may seem
be very insignificant , its force is
describable and Illimitable. Pung
and all-conquering utterance : "A s
tongue breaketh the bone. "
If I had time , I would show you kii
ness as a means of defense , as a me ;
of usefulness , kindness as a means
domestic harmony , kindness as b
employed by governments for the ta
Ing and curing of criminals , and kii
ness as best adapted for the settli
end adjusting of international quarr
but I shall call your attention only
two of these thoughts.
And first , I speak to you of kindni
as a means of defense. Almost * eve
man , in the course of his life , is ;
upon and assaulted. Your motives *
misinterpreted or your religious or i
litical principles are bombarded. Wl
to do under such circumstances is t
question. The first impulse of the m
ural heart says : "Strike back. Give
much aa he sent. Trip him into t
ditch which he dug for your feet. Ga
him with as severe a wound as tt
which he inflicted on your soul. St
for shot. Sarcasm for sarcasm , j
eye for an eye. A * tooth for a tootl
But the better spirit in the man's sc
rises up and says : "You ought to co
sider that matter. " You look up in
the face of Christ and say : "My Me
ter , how ought I to act under these • !
Eicult circumstances ? " And Christ :
itantly answers : "Bless them that cur
you , and pray for them which despit
! ully use you. " Then the old natu
rises up again and says : "You had be
: er not forgive him until first you ha
mastised him. You will never get hi
n so tight a corner again. You w
lever have such an opportunity of i
lictfag the right kind of punishme
lpon him again. First chastise hii
ind then let him go. " "No , " says tl
> etter nature , "hush , thou foul heai
Pry the soft tongue that breaketh t ]
) one. " Have you ever in all your li
cnown acerbity and acrimonious di
> ute to settle a quarrel ? Did they n
tlways make matters worse and won
md worse ? About fifty-five years aj
here was a great quarrel in the Pre
lyterian family. Ministers of Chri
pere thought orthodox in proportion i
hey had measured lances with oth <
lergymen of the same denominatio :
he most outrageous personalities v/ei
broad. As , in the autumn , a huntc
omes home with a string of gam
artridges and wild ducks , slung eve
is shoulder , so there were many mil
sters who came back from ecclesiast
al courts with long strings of doctoi
f divinity whom they had shot wit
aeir own rifle. The division becam
ider , the animosity greater , until a ;
2r awhile some good men resolved ui
n another tack. They began to cj
lain away the difficultiees ; they bega
> forgive each other's faults ; and 1 <
ie great church quarrel was settled
nd the new school Prcsbyterla
aurch and the old school Presbyterte
mrch became one. The differen
arts of the Presbyterian order , wele ]
I by a hammer , a little hammer ,
hristian hammer that the Scriptur
ills "a soft tongue. "
You have a dispute with your neigh
or. You say to him , "I despise you.
: e replies , "I can't bear the sight o
iu. " You say to him , "Never ento
y house again. " He says , "If voi
ime on my door sill I'll kick you off. '
ou say to him , "I'll put you down. '
e says to you , "You are mistaken
II put you down. " And so the contes
iges ; and year after year you act tin
ichristian part , and he acts the un
irVstian part. After awhile the bette :
irit seizes you , and one day you g <
rcr to the neighbor , and say , "Giv <
e your hand. We have fought lone
tough. Time is so short , and eterniti
so near , that we cannot afford an }
nger to quarrel. I feel you have
ronged me very much ; but let us set
3 all now in one great hand-shaking
id be good friends for all the rest o :
ir lives. " You have risen to a highei
atform than that on which befon
m stood. You win his admiration
id you get his apology. But if yoi
ive not conquered him in that way
any rate you have won the applause
your own conscience , the high esti-
atlon of good men , and the honor o\ \
mr Lord who died for his armed ene-
"But , " you say , "what are we to dc
den slander assaults us , and there
me acrimonious sayings all arounc
tout us , and we are abused and spil
ton ? " My reply is : Do not go and
tempt to chase down the slanders
es are prolific , and while you ere
lling one , fifty are born. All youi
monstrations of indignation only ex-
ust yourself. You might as well on
me summer night when the swarms
insects are coming up from the
jadows and disturbing you and ls-
rbing your family , bring up some
eat "swamp angel , " like that which
undered over Charleston , and try to
oot them down. The game is too
tall for the gun. But what , then , are
u to do with the abuses that come
on ycu in life ? You are to live them
wn ! I saw a farmer go out to get
ck a swarm of bees that had wan-
red off from the hive. As he moved
lid them they buzzed around l > i =
ad , and buzzed around his hands ,
- " * " in - -i - - - ] J -r " ; i 1 "
and. buzzed around hia feet. If he
killed one of them they would h
stung him to death. But he mo
in their midst in perfect placidity
til ho had captured the swarm of w
dering bees. And so I havq seen r.
moving amid the annoyances , and
vexations , lyid the assaults of life
such calm , Christian deliberation , t
all the buzzing around about their s ,
amounted to nothing. They conque
them , and , # above all , they conque
themselves. " 0 , " you say , "that'
very good theory to preach on a
day , but it won't work. " It will wo
It has worked. I believe It is the !
Christian grace we win : You kn
there are fruits which we gather
June , and others In July , and others
August , and others in September , c
still others in October ; and I have
admit that this grace of Christian f
giveness is about the last fruit of i
Christian soul. We hear a great d
about the bitter tongueand , the sare
tic tongue , and the quick tongue , ' n
the stinging tongue ; but we know ve
little about "the soft tongue .l
breaketh the bone. " We read Hudibr
and Sterne , and Dean Swift , and tether
other apostles of acrimony , but gi
little 4tirae to studying the example
him who was reviled , and yet revi ]
not again. O that the Lord , by !
Spirit , would endow us all with "t
soft tongue that breaketh the bone. *
I pass now to the other thought tl :
I desire to present , and that is , kir
ness as a means of usefulness. In
communities you find sceptical me
Through early education , or throu
the maltreatment of professed Chr
tian people , or through prying curio
ty about the future world , there are
great many people who become seep
cal in religious things. How shall y
capture them for God ? Sharp arg
ments and sarcastic retort never w
a single soul from scepticism to # 1
Christian religion. While powerf
books on "The Evidence of Christiai
ty" have their mission in confirmii
Christian people in the faith they iia
already adopted , I have noticed th
when sceptical people arc brought i
to the kingdom of Christ , it is throuj
the charm of some genial soul , and l-
by argument at all. Men are not savi
through the head ; they are savi
through the heart. A storm comes o
af its hiding-place. It says : "No
we'll just rouse up all this sea ; " and
makes a great bluster , but it does n
succeed. Part of the sea is roused i
perhaps one-half of it or one-fouri
jf it. After awhile the calm moo
placid and beautiful , .looks down , • !
: he ocean begins to rise. It comes i
: o high-water mark. It embraces tl
jreahheadlands. . It submerges tl
jeach of all the continents. It is 11
leart-throb of one world against tl
leart-throb of another world. And
lave to tell you that while all yoi
; terms of ridicule and storms of sa
: asm may rouse up the passion of a
mmortal nature , nothing less than !
ittractive power of Christian kim
less can ever raise the deathless spir
0 happiness and to God. I have moi
aith in the prayer of a child five yeai
ild , in the way of bringing an infidi
lack to Christ and to heaven , than
lave in all the hissing thunderbolts (
eclesiastical controversy. You cai
lot overcome men with religious argi
dentation. If you come at a sceptic ;
nan with an argument on behalf of th
Jhristian religion , you put this tna
n his mettle. He says : "I see tai
lan has a carbine. I'll use my cai
ine. I'll answer his argument wit
ly argument. " But if you come t
tiat man , persuading him that you de
ire his happiness on earth and hi
ternal welfare in the world to come
e cannot answer it.
What I have said is as true in th
2clamation of the openly vicious. Dii
ou ever know a drunkard to be savei
irough the caricature of a drunkard
bur mimicry of the staggering step
nd the thick tongue , and the disgust
lg hiccough , only worse maddens hi
rain. But if you come to him in kind
ecs and sympathy ; if you show bin
lat you appreciate the awfu
rip of a depraved appetite
: you persuade him of the fact tha
lousands who had the grappling
ooks of evil inclination clutched ii
leir soul as firmly * as they now are ii
i ? . have been rescued , then a ray o
ght will flash across his vision , and i
ill seem as if a supernatural hane
ere steadying his staggering gait. A
aod many years ago there lay in the
reets of Richmond , Va. , a man deat
• unk , his face exposed to the blistering
londay sun. 'A Christian woman pass-
1 along , looked at him , and said
Poor fellow. " She took her handker-
lief and spread it over his face , and
issed on. The man roused himscll
> from his debauch and tegan to look
the handkerchief , and , lo ! on it was
ie name of a highly respectable
iristian woman of the city of Rich-
ond. He wont to bar , he thanked her
r her kindness ; and that one little
ied saved him for this life , and eav-
hini for the life that is to come. He
is afterward attorneygsneral of the
lited States ; but , higher than all , he
came the consecrated disciple of
sus Christ. Kind words are sd cheap ,
is a wonder we do not use them oft
en There are tens of thousands of
ople in these cities who are dying
v the lack of one kind word. There
a business man wrio has fought
ainst trouble untiMic is perfectly ex-
usted. He has ben thinking about
rgery , about robbery , about suicide.
) to that business man. Tell him
at better times are coming , and tell
tn that you yourself were in a tight
siuess pass , and the Lord delivered
u. Tell him to put his trust In
id. Tell him that Jesus Christ stands
side every business man in his per-
sxities. Tell him of the sweet proms -
; s of God's comforting grace. That
in is dying for the lack of just one
ad word. Go to-morrow aud utter
that one saving , omnipotent , kind \ |
> I
has been
word. Hero is a soul that
swamped In sin. He wants to find the / j
light of the Gospel. He feels like a s&fCvif '
ship-wrecked mariner looking out dver . 4pj § i
the bea ' ch , watching for a sail against > \ \
the sky. ' 0 , bear down on him. Tell I \
Mm that the Lord waits to be gracious f } I
to him , that though ho has been a Jit *
great einner , there Is a great Saviour # \
provided. Tell him that though hio | J |
sins are as scarlet , iixcy shall be a3 * " • 1
snow ; though they arc red like crlm- jj
sou , they shall bo as wool. That man
Is dying forever for the lack of one
kind word There used to bo sung at a
great many of the pianos all through *
that has almost died
the country a song
comebody would start It
out. I wish
again In our social circles. There may
not have been very exquisite art in th ? ,
music , but there was a grand and J
glorious sentiment : ' \
Kind words never die , never die ; '
Cherisheel and blessed.
O , that we might in our families and
in our churches try the force of kind
ness. You can never drive men , wom
en , or children into the kingdom of * J
God. A March northeaster will bring M
r f
out more honeysuckles
and scolding will ever bring out Chris- t A
tian grace. I wish that in all our re- 1 / |
ligious work we might be saturated ? * } % T
with the spirit of kindness. Missing % ' m
that , we mis3 a great deal of usefalnes3. i •
There Is no need of coming out befora j
men and thundering to them the law A
unless at the same time you preach to V V" j
them the Gospel. The v/orld Is dying \ l
for lack of kindness. ( ,
These young people want it just as . ' ]
much as the old. The old people some- * a \
times seem to think they have a mo- K ) 4l '
nopoly of the rheumatisms , and the fi t
neuralgias , ajid the headaches , and the
physical disorders of the world ; but I
tell you there are no worse heartaches
than are felt by some of these young
people. Do you know that much of the
work li > done by the ? young ? Raphael
Richelieu at th 'ir-
[ lied at thirty-seven ;
ty-one ; Gustavus Adolphus died at
thirty-eight ; Innocent III. came to his ' / r /
mightiest influence at thirty-seven ; *
CJortez conquered Mexico at thirty ; *
Don John won Lrpanto at twenty-five ; -
jiotius was attorney-general at twen- %
ty-four ; and I have noticed amid all
of the sever- • * -
: lasses of men that some
jst battles and the toughest work
: ome before thirty. Therefore we must
lave our sermons and our exhortations j
u prayer meeting all sympathetic with. \
.he young. And so with these people - j
iirtber on in life. What do these doc- :
.ors and lawyers and merchants and (
nechanics care about the abstrac- f r-9
ions of religion ? What they want is
whimsicalities of - T ' • J
iclp to bear the pa- j
ients , the browbeating of legal op- ' ( ' > |
> onents , the unfairness of customers , *
vho have plenty of fault-finding for -I
svery imperfection of handiwork , but 'J fpf &
10 praise for twenty excellences. What I
brain-racked hanel-blistered I
ioes that - ,
nan care for Zwingle's "Doctrine of • _ . , /
Original Sin , " or Augustine's "An- J \ * t \
hropology ? " ' You might as well go to { A\
. man who has the pleurisy and put on W *
sis side a plaster made out of Dr. - T . \ t ,
'arr's "Treatise of Medical Jurispru- .i
" k f
ence. /
It was all for another that Sir 1
latthew Hale took off his robe and *
ut on the garb of a miller. And so
Ihrist took off his robe of royalty and * Jk
ut on the attire of our humanity , and.Mfy.
ti that disguise he won our eternal * * &
ortion. Now are we the eons of God. > I
olnt heirs ! We went off from home /
tire enough , but we got back in time \ 1
; receive our eternal inheritance. ' fX
nd if Christ was so kind to us , sure-
. - we can afford to be kind to each , 1
The city of Jerusalem is becoming
odernized. There arc now eight
• inting offices in the city.
There is a lime tree at Nnestadt ,
rurcemberg , which is said to be tha . , ,
rgest in Europe. It is over 1,000 "V
; ars old.
* *
In an Eastbourne , England , paper
V Baronet's Grandson" offers to give
ssons in bicycle riding at 5 shillings
The night watchman in Albany , Mo. , -
tigs the big bell when he thinks tiia If
ouds indicate the approach of a v
' .avy storm.
According to Leuwenhoek there are f
limalculae so small that 10,000 of JjfM
em could be hidden under the nn st . .Jtifcj - - .
ain of sand. .4/ *
The Central Council of the Order of
ie King's Daughters and Sons calls j *
r § 30 to make up the $100 necessary Jf * J
r the purchase of a wheel chair , a . M
' "
d rest and invalid's table and a pair B
crutches. The outfit is for the use fl
the Tenement House Chapter , in its fl
> rk among the sick poor. The head- fl
artcrs of the chapter are at 77 Madi- fl
n street , New York City. " V
"The Shelter of the Silver Cross , " a f 1
aside home for poormothers and chil- ' ,
en , i3 under th special management * fl
the Ministering Circle of The King's M
iughtersof Wilmington , N. C. Three
ndred and twenty-five persons found f
st and health through its ministries
; t summer.
Children's circles in Massachusetts |
2 much interested in providing a doll
d doll-house for Gordon Rest , The
ngs Daughters' vacation home ins
\s the result of recent correspond- Jm\ \
ce , the Order of The King's Daugh- " " B
s and Sons is about to be established
Finland. H
* > 0f blind girls in sch001 % ' Jfl
rCle a f ° r &
, . S
blind f
J in Berkeley , California , make T
cket pin-pads , and fill small bottles 1M
th cologne , tying to them Scripture
.ts. These they send to hospitals for Vflfl
ristmas presents. mmwM
V free reading-room and library has }
* ? Alabama T nSS * Pi /f * f ]