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HWS .If. ALLEX VOL. IV. MACEDON, N. Y., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1892 TH E THBE E PREACHERS. BT cniinns MACEAY . TIIOIP aro tlirco prenchcrH, over proachln^ l-'i.hn! with oloqucuco aw l power . OIII * Is old, with loidis of whito, hl-cuiv us im uncbuiite , Aii'l ho pvcucht^- c \t-ry b mi V .i'ha shrill tuimlii v.-ico A*'ii a liiiiot 4 in r \ n.oin 'Bo KWMII ' 1 \ * jm siuuput'iu s nations , Man *<i misc r > is burn ' Horn to .li-uit-i nn -1 sweut niidstif'ei — lt.nu to inl.r.r nij'l to i>r ty Hi . swum' \<- prciinii'liMim nat.ous— Huck ' I, .iuio and ubi > ' rii h •. I, i A i 1 h I - s • [Jill, • \\ \ n Mil ni, , Hull !»• f si-nnii =iin lilc r I'roiu Loi 'j li,- in k- ; - :f h ' si.nc : Il'l -'< r .l . ill s loo k Mr, i i n I n ,k. I'll- t llliU\ •if folltCI l ,- liu r '• hlt t hi If . -til— i i.-c. ^ \, ,a.i,l - iui , i pc i f, i:, • nil M ui ,n >i i \, i w i n an not mjuro you in any way, if I can pre­ vent it. You remai n here , and I will «hp lo the librar y door , hide behind the i tirtams , and se e what I can dis­ cover \ In a n uist.int Gortnna was behind the iiirlam whine sh e had hid one irirht ii 'i :irl\ MX months ago when d s o brineh dctended her- I.-Miiir .self 'Ih. incuts . Mil ill She \ I in. I,I .j i I ,il, i s lnu a 1 v 11 t' II. Cbu-i... ,- \ \ an- hi i j Au i \\ b i- . ,l ,.n ill . . i C ll H :iii\ nils SIIJ stoo d f'll' a few ran- peeping Licathlesslv through a • pu.-e between tin i ui'tair.s i.i lid plain) ' -•\ Silvester's f ii • a 'd rea 1 ti'ii n th e e\pie >siou ln. s aim. i I \>'i ili 'ii .^'ht \ ! i ik nl' t rmii pli re-.te 1 r h:« c\ piissn, dar k i(leitaii.. knew -uni luiijj ~nuj»l!« \ K tnrv iuul been Sin t h •» ii'id there ineiitallv : 'd to s ihr 111\ luvsten if pos-i- w i 1 h she \ui MIIW i -oiii meed, •! 'il th e b 'a it I'll 1 I it 11 • ]l! i-sutler, w i.to d tin i • a le - „iil i , , 1 lo |„ i- Ml t«-}•!•• i \( . 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Anions them w u s one o f considerable importan t e to lim i \ Vli, eonfound the business! Just in v blas t nl ltu k ' I thought that I had evervthnejr IKed, s o that I would not b o compelled to Ioine the city until I wa s reai U t > K \ to Spiiujrlield, an d then you mai be iis^uri d 1 shan't r e niiiin a nioineut longer than is positive 1'. neeessni % Mv 1 bu t won't I be a lmk\ doe; i f that Rirl w ill relent an d mam mi., without an\ more trouble She wa s more iiwl to-da - . than Ie\ei sav\ her before, li v .Tine' That (iortanu is having an intlueiic e HUT her. m n:v behal f \ The jioor , lilind fool ill his ._.reed> jov, spr.mo; from hi s < h.u r and bewail ]iiieuiK up and do\ n the room, littl e .siispeetiii}j that Lis .supposed wel l wither . (Icrtami wa s just outside o f the loom, jieepni\ ; in at lii'ii . between the heavy cui'tam-. , dnniinp; Ins almost e\orv thought nlid lullin g h.s o\eiv iMnveuieiit Had he been b\ fortunate to la\e ilise , i\i led this fai r ea\o-- .hopper bis chagrin would lm\e luvn e uisideralil e but fate ordeivd differ­ ent (iertana stood there , undiscovered, f ir two long hours determined m her iron wil l to iliseoMi' al l concerning Noll' s future nun enieiits that -llile Sitddoii U li e sci nied to aw ak i n fro m liis pleasing dream, and returning to desk ho t. ok iqi the unwel REV. DR. TALMAGE'S SERMON, SINKING T O THE LEVEL OF BRUTES The Sermon as Delivered by the BrooMyn Divino. w as i)os- hls v e t w elooiiH .is follows •nine ttcr In ii r. ad w hi . h ra n I •s K .1 , I Il II'. .tl , Is t, s|, I I. M ti \ I, •ard ' '' Ii .'.I i ' I .Mil U \ 1 Kit' X . ( hiu .1 2 .. 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'.N o wonder tha t she nistiiu tiw-h shrmk. s tnui i so coiiteinptlble a person as\-.u. No von sh ill imt ha i 111 her 111 tha t lua'inel Those papers shall In eiv. 11 to her L-Mi -ra Churchill Lin n Uiee . or w hate\i-r he na'in- ma x b e I bell i u - sh e i s th- ' pinpe\ pi i's.111 t o pos- -ess th-'in and she shal l ha\e thiim, il It cost s m e ni\ 1 I.- \ (iertana then ilis.ipj-i-niv.1 up th e h.'i g stairwa y i > her own 1 mm, where soe remained 111 deep thought fo r some time 1 here is th • dnrier b- II Viss .iu. pi n \ a n 1 dr. ss m - mr 1 w ant to se e • s LeiMia a le w moments bef ire dm TEXT- \All this came won the King Nebttchadnczztir .\—Daniel l<r. % 2S. Colonel Rawlinson , the oriental traveler, say s that the exhume d bricks, not ouly of Babylon, bu t of a hundred town s in a n arpa of one hundred mile s in length and thirty in breadth, aro inscribed wit h tbo naaio of Neoucbadnezzar Ho was a great warrior and a t tho glanc e of his sword nations pros­ trated themselves. Ho was a great king and built a city reservoir ninety miles i n cir­ cumference an d on o hundred and twent y feet deep, and constructed a hanging garden four hundred feot squaro and seventy-five fee t high, som e say 10 please AmuUia, his wife, who had bee n born amon g tho hills, and others sa y t o ge t a pleasure ground free fro m tho mosquitoes, whic h afflict tho levels. I think fro m his character the latter reason ma y hav e impelled him as much as th e former. When he conquered Kin g Zod- ekiab, s o as t o have 110 mor e trouble wit h him, ho put his ej-es out—a most barbarom way of incapacitating an enemy But Baby lou was a great place, th e houses surrounded b y gardens and th o housetops wero connected wit h each other by bridges, and one da y Nebuchadnezzar walke d out on those sus­ pension bridges and showed, perhaps to a royal visitor, tho vastuess of his realm a s the sun kindles th e domes wit h glistemngs almost insufferable an d tho great streets thunder up their pomp into the ear of tho monarch, and arme d towers stand around adorned with spoils of conquered umpires. Nebuchadnezzar waves his hand above tho j stupendous sceueant exclaims, \Is not this • great Babylon tha t I have built for tho house of tho kingdo m by tho migh t of my I iowerainl for the honor of my majesty*\ i l other words. \What a great man I am. , Babylon was not anythin g until 1 adornod I it. *Seo those wutc r w-orks, see thoso gar- I dens, see tho-e forts. I did all this. 1 shall neve r be lor40tten \Why my naino is on ! ever y brick i n all thoso walls Jus t look a t ; me. I am more tha n a uiau \ 1 But i n an instant all that sploudor is gone I fro m ins vision, for a vou-o falls from King Nebuchadnezzar, rtent Is tha t conviction is no t conversion Who is this monarc h tha t make s th e boost abou t Babylon? Tho very man who , undet tho revelation of dreams tha t Daniel mad . from heaven, deeply humble d himself, while h e confessed tha t God is a God of Gods and a Lord of Lords, yet behold tha t that hum­ bling an d orousinc: whic h h o before felt did not result i n a radical change . There is n o mistake mor e frequen t than of supposing conviction a synonym for con­ version. Conviction is merel y a sight ol sin; conversion i s a view of pardon. Con- vTcnoai3rmbrery aTdrm; conversio n fs confi­ dence. Conviction i s dissatisfaction wit h depravity; conversion is a turnin g awa v fro m it. Conviction is a swor d wound , con­ version Is the healing. Convictio n is tbs feve r of thirst; conversion is tho slaking ol that thirst. Conviction is tho pain , conver- sroni s the medicine that cures it. Thou­ sands hav e experienced tho forme r an d never experienced th e latter ( There or e multitudes who thin k tha t as 1 soon as a man is serious ho is fit tor profes °l55-?!?2 _.F hat ^a man should only think seriously of being a morchant ; woul d tha t mak e hi m a merchant? What i f a ma n should only think seriously of bein g a law yor; woul d tha t mak e hi m a lawyer? Wha t if a man should only think seriously of being a CnrlsCTttn;\ woui a tha t mako him a Chris­ tian ' Feli x was convicted but not converted. Th e jailor was convicted boforo h o go t ou t of bed, but no t converted till at th e advice of Paul ho bolieved i n Christ. Aro you con­ victe d but no t converted? , wsu.a-.iU.sua3 U1IUOS I tell yo u what yo u mak e me think of. I followed b y tho story of rescue. You hav o mnd o UD your mind fo r proper | consideration to docd away a property . You hav o drawn th o deed . The sea l Is af- ' lrxed opposite whero yo u are t o writo you r name . The commissioner of deeds is pros- J eu t to witness. You have you r pe n i n hand. There is ink i n the pen. There is only ono thin g for you to do, and tha t is to sign vour I name . Suppos e you sto p now withou t signing you r name , wha t doe s i t all amoun t • to' Nothing. Abraham' s fatth is sufficient!? tried th« lam b i s provided. As soon as Pharaoh con­ sents to let the children of Israel d opart th e plagu e pauses. As soou as tho Israelites hav o bee n sufficiently disciplined by their wander­ ing s the y find thoir way into Canaan. Bu t to some tho limit is not sot i n this life. Their whol e pUgrimage ij through the wilderness and tho world is t o the m a valloy of tears. But porhaps God has a special throno i n heave n that no ordinary saint can occupy, an d b y extraordinary trials Ho has preparod tha t Christian soul for extraordinary glory. Go d will no t keep yo u in th o furnace on o moment too long. Just a s soon as Paul ha d me t wit h enough imprisonment and scourg- ing s ho reachod up and plucked his oternal crown . God will keep us 110 longer under th e hamme r and o n tho stocks tha n is neces­ sary t o fit us for entrance into tho have n o f eternal rest. Glory bo to tho divino graco that, as soon as our afflictions havo accom­ plished their mission, they aro arrested. Th o defeats and sorrows of life hav e some­ times been tho greatest advantage. It wa s because Dante failed as a statesman that ho gave u p politics and wrote his immortal \Divini a Commodia.\ I t wa s a riolout thunderstorm that first sot Martin Luther seriously thinking, and tho thuuder of this world's disaster has started a reformation. j James Y. Simpson wen t from a surgeon's oporating table t o experiment and see i t h o could not find something that would alleviato I huma n pain, and ho kept o n until he had dis- | covered chloroform as an auajstbetic, an d ' the stor y of distress has almost alway s beeu NO. 18. SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON FOR SUNDAY, FEB. 21ST Jehaiakiru'a \Wickedness , Jeremiah, 19-31 Commentary. heaven, savin to th, \O So you hav o resolved to giro yourself u p t o God You propose to sig n off to Hi m you r body, you r mind, yourson l You have all things necessary for tho transfor. The angels of God ar e here to witness the oter­ nal transfer Why do yo u no t no w wit h you r will complet e tho work'' Halt wher e you aro and all goes for nothing . Sign your nam e to this spiritual transfer Professor Arago , tho mathematician , got woeiull y discouraged in his wor k an d was abou t to giv o i t up, whe n ho sa w som e words on tile paper wUTch had been us e t t o stttron For many years atter Shakespoaro's deat h his wor k was so little appreciate 1 tha t in IdOU there was only one euition ol Ins works, an d tha t of only three hundred copies, in existence, and that edition was nearly all burned in the great LondoD tire. But forty- eigh t copies had been sold ou t of th e city, and those forty-eight conies saved Shakes­ peare for all nations and all time. You r suppression on a smaller scale may last a goo d while, but for all yo u aro wort h yo u will yet shine out on earth or 111 heaven Again , learn from m y subject tha t con- 19. '-Then said the princes unto Barucb, Go hide thee, thou and Jeremiah, and let n o ma n kno w wher o ye be.\ Baruch wa s Jere­ miah's scribe, and bad just boon reading iu th o ears of the people, iu th e Lord's house, upon the fastiug da}-, the words of tho Lord, which he had writtou fro m tho mout h o f Jeremiah (verses 6, -S) Th e Lord gav e these words to Jeremiah in tb o hopo tha t the people might turn and bo forgiven (verses 3, 7i. for He i s over seeking t o save. Baruc h having read to the people is sent for to read tbo words to tho prlnces t which, havin g heard, they are afraid, inquire further, an d then givo counsel a s in this verso, bein g friendly to the prophet. 20. \And they wen t into th o king an d tol d all tho words in the oars of the king.\ Jehoiakun wa s tho son of Josiah th o goo d king, but was very different from his father. H e was preceded b y his brother Johoahaz, who reigned only three montbs, an d was then carried captive into Egyp t (II Chron. xxxvi. , l -ji 21 \So the king sent Jehudl to fetch thu roll, and Jehudl read it i n the ears of the king, and 111 th e ears of all tho princes.\ This is the will of God, that kings, princes and people i n all tbo world should hear His word This is the responsibility of all who hav e the word that tuoy should giv e it o r read it to others, and i\ w o aro ouly willing: Ho will =et before us open doors. All ro- sults are with Him He will soe t o it. 22 Now the king sat m tb o winter house in the ninth month, and there was a fire o n tho hearth burning before him. Winte r and summer houses, and houses of ivory ar o spoken of to indicate tho luxury and self in* a.,l ~ — e ••- - — - • •- - - •- - nected wiJ i the most distressing judgments 1 dulgence of the people (Amos id 15) If th, of God there aro displays of diviue mercy ' God migh t justly havo loft Nobuchaduezz-ir in the Held, but infinite compassion brought , 10 iHt 'i* it is spokent the kingdom is departed ' the cover of his book, a. d the wm-Is 1 e. g I from thee, and the y shall drive thee from ; indistinct he dampened to cjver until he me n nn.l t .y dwellin g shall be with the beasts I could take it off an d see tho word s plainly of the Held*., the y shall make thee to eat , an d _h u jound the y were word s of advice I grass as oxen, an d seve n times shall pass ove r thee, until tho u know* that the Most I High rulelh in tho kingdom of lueu and giveth it to whomsoeve r li e will.\ One ho-.u- trom tho tune ho had made the ' boast lit- is on his way t o tho llelds a maniac, and rushing into th e forests he lieconn-s as 1 ono ot tho lieasts, an d is after awhile cov­ ered with cables' leathers tor protection 1 from the cold, an d his nails gro w to look like \ birds iliiw.-, in orde r tha t ho may dig the ; earth for roots an d clim b the tn-es for nuts. Th e mental \ - An, I i perse, w iger 111 UllSMspi 11111, h I iltol-' I v hist 1 •1 tin g , give n b y D'Alember t to a student, an d the I words were, \Go on, sir; g o on' \ O y e wh o 1 are convicted, \Goon 1 \ Yo u mus t take ono more step or all tho steps yo u hav e taken will amoun t to nothing Go on' ' Agai n learn fro m the misfortun o of tho king of Babylon wha t a terrible thin g is tho I loss of reason There is no calamit y that I ca n possibly bofall u s in this worl d s o great I as the derangement of intellect—to hav e thu ' bod y of a ma n an d ye t to fall oven below ! tho instinct of a brute. Iu this worl d of sad Ilsaster that seized \him was i *\£ hts tu , 0 , \iiddost is tho idiot's stare. In wha t the Greeks called lycmthropy , by this world of awfu l sounds th o mos t awfu l which a man imagine s himself a boai.t and , ls t\ 0 niamac-s lau^h. A vessel 011 the prefers to go out an d mingle with brutes. He ! rock - s . .• vllt ',-- hundreds go dow n neve r to rise • ' •• pomegranates anil apri- ! an d other hundreds dra g their mangle d an d * 2-.. • • ^. ltu I 6hivenng bodies u p the wintr y beach, is «j, 0 i nothin g compare d to the foundenuir of intel­ lects lull of vas t hopes a a 1 attamaient s and capacities Christ's heart wen t ou t to tho.se wh o wero epileptic, falling into the tire, or — cuttin g thotnselves among the e\ist- nee ol maniacs tombs. Wo are accustomed to be mor e grateful for physical health than for the proper woikin g of ou r mind . W e ar e ap t to take it for granted that the intellect whic h has served us so well will alway s bo faithful \Y e torget tha t a n eu-jiuo wit h such tremendous power, who u tho irhoels have such vastuess of circlo and such swiftness of hi m back t o the palace N o sooner wa s Ede n blasted than a blessiug followed on tho heels ! of th e curse promising the comin g of Ono wh o would destroy sin and mako the whole 1 worl d a paradise. Tb? delugo doscends, but . not until Noah had invited the people into i th e ark Th e destroying nngol conies uuon Egypt for tho smiting of the first bom, but ' lett unmolested every house whoso door wa s ' sprinkled with tho blood of sacriflc- 1 . Fier y tempests bear dow n upon Sodom, Lutnotunti l two nngels havo warue l Lot an d his famil y to flee from th e dostruction Jerusale m was utterly destrovod, but not until Jeremiah had soun led an alarm, bidding them turn from their abominations. O n th o darkest clouJ of wrat h thoir is a rainbo w of mercy Zechariah in his pro puetic vision beheld four chariots, symbol­ ical of God's government. Th e first churiotwas draw n by red horses. They indicated the wars that were coming Th e second chariot wa s draw n by black horses. They indicated tho coining of a famin e an d pestilence. Th e thir l chariot 1 wa s draw n by white horses. They indicated th o spotless purity of His conquests. But, mark well that tho fourth chariot was drawn by horses \grisled and bay,\ denoting tha t merc y was mixed wit h all tho deso- ' latiug judgments of God Sinai cannot thunilerso 'ouda s todrown the invitations of Calvar y Th o Lord utters tho admonition, \Tho wage s of sin is death,\ but oxhaustless merc y responds, \Deliver hi m from goin g dow u to the pit, for I have found a ransom \ Hid e The e quick in tho rock, Christ Jesus. Le t no t this insignificant \Now\ absorb The e mor e than the great hereafter Tho pat h leading to this sido of the gravo is only a fe w furlongs, but the pat h which co m mence s a t tho other side cf it is without eud Th e power s of darkness gather about you r fasting day o t verse 0 was tho fast o f atone- nieut . m th o seventh month (Lev xvl 29) I then some littl e time (ove r a month) elapsed between Barucli' s first reading and this read- motion and tho least impedimen t mWilmi 1 sou .'' ttn<i J ho temptations of a n evil lleart it ou t of gear, could only be kept in proper Und tbo allurenl balanc e i» v n Hnrin A i.„«.i ^ be Ml air. • leu,. < r hatefu l 1 11 sen, • •i.is p:u- h--d a.id ie thought ot h- r w 1 •' ' . ,r wiuild no t he the - ,'! tin past tor them Id it be for thoi r hist di. 1,' \it,^. <!,.!• dill', lent Iron 1 1 s , ha d 1 i. 1 sji, .,t In for e I tin ill. mi.on o f the same da.- t! a* .In unknown lift -Tone-bor nigh li • 1 r v d . I'- h 111 Sprmglield. M l : ..1 «' .'. si .ni 1 coiiifort.ibl • •I - \I I In li st hotel 1 im ssnge was sen t ovei a ei it: 111 part- ' at Li ad - .p, ui 11 .1 are s but aw a\ 111 1 .Noll urprised bu t the longer 1\ I. '1 1 t l • v ! 'ii de,,i th . M I t lion- 11 f c ' ,1 111 01 . . it iii t lit . ,1 'res tn ( ..lor.nl 1,1 ai 1 \ ille 1 a. I v w us a leade r nf 1 it ban d ol tin . M' s tha t secret e • 1 -es among t he niMint.i'ii 4 f'.l .1 < h.lliee t n t'llll some pi 11 I li l'o.i ill Ins h i r 1 1 arm d mone • ti h MI 111 r.u thus II .1. I 11 8\ 1 I i .' O Me Colorad o i ,, a' I 1 ei .\ . !•: ,i~U.i . 11 Mi- jn- ith d-ilh nth r'l i i'i I, pi It with p.illi i t ie s.i nea r -lust the- i the d • . nt. r -.1 - \h I idles I s,-e tn see me b.u k so hiet is. 1 <oihl not remai n lr.nii sin h gn .xl soon tv \Ha 111' \ nil re looking lovely to-da\. in v bo.int v vo.ir sn kness niilv seems t o ha\e liu reuse d vou r beuntv \\\ 11 ri tact it semis tha t neither o t Mill 411. vi v . r\ inue h OUT m i ab-eiiee, fo r you bot h ar e d.-i uhdly improved \ I,--ii-il\i was , mi l i d e\e,-edinglv nt - tr 11 tn i- just at that moment for her proud haiidsoiu i lace « is slightly IwtM i anger at the woidi Xoll .ler 111 a 1 i-i'v short turn (nr'iUi .1 1 p-.iri-d m tie - diawiugi .. m . with a l'nely 1 losi fitting CM mug dress she was looking r.idniiit i :il\er beiiiliiul .while he r Lrre-it ilaWt '.Ms s'i:iil-'h-,l with th e lire of triumph tier dros-- u i s :i rii ]i s.-n-gree n sil k beautifully trimmed with costlv bend s and silk or­ naments. It una low , square cut, with lin e \, lute tlull 'i Ince. tlowmg, zmzug • iv i r.iress, and the throat bare A diamond cross rested on her lnarble-lik e bosom, now rising, now falling the 1 ro-s was fastened by a fine gold 1 hum about the throat I n her h.ur in r e carelessly placed a fe w I wh o had bei-u eatui'., I cots of f of plates of gold inlaid amethyst and diamond , and drinkiti- n.u ' richest wines from th o royal vats, nowbrow-- | 6ing on grasp, and struck by tho horn of tbo ox as he contends for a better tuft of tho t iastmage, and instead of an orchestra o n , lenches of ivory playin g the national airs, j now listening t o the mean and bellow and grun t of tho beasts. This is not hurd for mo 1 to believe, for tho form s of dementia are iu- aumerahle. I A le w years ago. arriving in a city on a ' summe r aftornoon, wliilo waiting tor my | engagement 111 th e evenin g I sauntered forth 1 into what seemed t o be a park i n front of a I large public buildine, the uso ot which 1 knew 1 uot. I met a gentleman, wit h who m I fell into I delightful conversation, and ho seemed mtel- ' ligent on all subiects. After awhil e I said, ' ''Let us sit down nu this bench and rest ( , awhil e and enjov tho scene of verduro and i fouutains.\ \No said ho. \Yousitdown , I I bu t 1 cannot. 1 am mado of glass, und if 1 I should sit down I woul d break to pieces.\ I Then 1 saw that ho wa s insane and belonged to tho largo buddin g just behind us. I After such an intervie w as that I can easily ] beiievo this accoun t of my text. Here is t Nebuchadnezzar o u all tours He onco : prided himself o n bein g mor e than a man . and now-ho turn s out less than a man. ] = anu ecnoiu g to au the heights an d depths ot The courtiers look out of the windows upon , expectations of this intellect should not be , mirtll jf t w go t off the track they go with hi m as ho moves among tho royal herds aud I doshod to pieces on its disappointments? ona w \la leap to bell As t o tho restrainimr ,-. 'A beast\' Seve n years pass when sud- ; Thoug h so delicately attuned, this instru­ ment of untold harmonie s play s on, thoug h fear shocks it , un d vexations rack it , au d sorrow aud jo y un d loss an d gai n in quick Buccessiou beat ou t of i t their dirgo or dra w fro m it their anthem . At mornin g an d at night, when in you r praye r yo u rehearse the objects of your thanksgiving, nex t to you r salvation b y Jesu s Christ, praise the Lord for tho preservation of your reason 1 back an d joined tho 6coffers. The ono held How many fino intellects ar e bein g do- I o n t o his Christian hopo, and one da y whon stroye d by auodyne s and aumsthetic3,which • ••- - .... by a divino hand N o human power could engineer this train of immorta l faculties. How strange it is that our memory , on whos e shoulders all tbo successes au d mis­ fortunes and occurrences of a lifetime are placed, should uo t oftener break down , an d that the scales of judgment , whic h have been weighing so muc h and so long, should no t loso their adjustment, an d tha t fancy, which holds a dangerous wand, should not sometime s maliciously wav e it, bringing into tho heart forebodings and hallucinations the mos t appalling. I t is not strang e tha t tbo , cry. „ I denly his reason return s and he comes back to Babylon a humbl o worshipsr of tho God 1 of heaven. I \\ hat must hav o bee n tho excitement iu I in tho rojal court a s this restored maniac 1 emperor walks into th e palace. Wha t a timo I the y had iu cuttin g bis nails and his hair, I whic h bad grown for soven years without being interfered wit h b y an y shears. Wha t a scrubbing dow n must hav o taken place i n tho imperial baths. Wha t a transformation necessary in order tha t he wh o had beeu herding with camel s an d goats and swine may bo mado fit to associate wit h princes. What a change fro m st y to throno room! While walking fro m bis Babylonian palaco down to tho pasture field, and from the pas­ ture field back to th e palace, the first thing tha t impresses m o is what an iucongruous thing it is for a kin g t o bo eating grass. It is good for cattle, bu t no t fit for man . And then for ono to prefor it to a royal table to­ war d whose bounty tho orchards and pad­ docks and streams and vinovards in all the eart h might contribute—wha t a n amaze­ men t I And yet the sceno is as commo n a? tho doylurht. When I see a man of regal nature, madi to rule in realms of thoughr, capab b of all mora l elevation, bestowin g his faculties at­ temptin g out of lo w sensualities to satisfj his immortal energies, comin g down off of his throne of power into brutalities, sacrific­ ing his higher nature t o his lower nature, stooping and stooping, coining down and comin g down until all bis inlluencc for good is gone, I cry out, \There is a king eating grass hko an ox.\ And there are ten s of thousands of such Ncbuchadnezznrs. So there are queens who dedicate themselves to t h o samo humiliation. What powor for goo d God gav e that woman. Magnetism of personal presence. Iulluouce mor e than imperial. By her intelligonce.by her tenderness, by he r char m of smile and manner, capiblo of soothing so much sor­ row, und reforming s o muc h waywardness, and wielding so much olevated power; yet a t the call of worldhness, coming out of the throno room of goo d iutlucnco where God would hove her reign, comin g dow n over tho ivor y stairs of morta l power, comina dow n and comin g dowu uutil sho has no more soul than th e dea d bird transfixed in her millinery or th o chinchilla that wa3 slain t o afford her warmth , or th e kid that furnished her the glove , und finding her only leligh t in flatteries of brainless me n and uidniglrt schottische and debauched novelettes. I say, \l'hore is ono wh o might hav e been a queen unto God forever, yot eatin g straw like a n ox. \ 1 look over tho pastur e flelJs of folly and sin and find man y grovelin g wh o ought to be erect. Oh, men and women , g o back to you r thrones! A young ma n ran away from nomaamrDros o nis wiaowea mother's heart. Fourteen years passed, an d he returned and cam e t o tho window a t which his old mother wa s sitting. Sho loakod u p an d immedi­ ately recognized hi m and said: \Oh Robert, Robcrt l Come in? ' \Nop'sai d ho. \Moth­ er, 1 shall never come in till I hear yo u say yo u forgivomo. \ Her answe r was : 'Robortv I hav o forgiven you lon g ago. There la nothin g t o forgive now excep t tha t yo u stayed awa y so long.\ My hearers, forgiveness has been ready for you a good while . With moro tha n a mother's tenderness Go d will take yo u back. The y ar e waiting for you u p In tho palace. Nebuchadnezzar was the so n of Nabopolos- sar, who ruled before him , an d yo u are tho child o f a King ! Th e nex t though t that passes into my min d from the contemplatio n of this inof- lillsl had SI '(,0. • •old sil d ' I ! • fi-.i i \ ill I ,. , s Th .-1 o: 0 v. is I, , \Mi h< a 11- Was h e Si ll'ei ll b„! h. s 111 nr. n:i • \h' 1 I .1, -image 1 {.him .1 lsT.j. tl.islici d l. p T T 1 I lip at L 11\ ab, to hi in r.i .- d 1 o I 1* lolls 111 ill- '.'.VI! It the h'.i is. iji. ,1 .1-4 mi'' \ l il-.'lt it. ,l t!i it III- Wa lb,I-I- IO ulli w w ll 'Ml t 'lllld ll tl list If ill tin nil;, ti n • s, |-\ .nit ist i I'III m\ self i l,ttl, f ti .ll.l i n till s , v \ .it,(. ltl\ illlllg lll'ilBs \ soon, niasti r' I kept a-v i v sn ill\ are . Honietliiu g li d Ii no t want .suspoi t lh- r • , ' ( III ' VIM ' III I wis a;.aid vol v I0II 4 is Mi' l ,, s w citing V ' \No nothing in particular. I only wai.t i d to kno w how your unstress i s feeling and how iladum (iirmdam is ' \i'hev seem to be enjoving them­ selves, tor thev arc now i n the dinin^- ll.lll at llltu hei'll ' \\ en wi II, that wil l do, vou may g-> now and sc . that in.' lunch is reac h m tlurt i lniiiutis Ueiiiemb i l, and bj oil •with vou now \ The .servant, lh-iir y returned lo th° diiung-hall :i:ul reported tha t his matter had just returned. Lenora's knif e and fork dropped to hor plate with si loud ring, and Gcvtaua looked up wit h a somewhat surmised look Both indies gazed a t each other for a moment, when Gertana, as if she could read Lenora's thoughts, said: \Do not ho surprise d nor afrnid , nor sliced what he may say t o ynu. He shall • simple g'-ee'ed hint with .1 1 a '.ti -rn 01 \Mr Noll\ 111 11 M r \ iliifri- ndlv ni.una r a'd di d no t s.n neither wiir.l durin g th • luncheon , 1 i .-i lun.i an I .sy I \ester t like d a little up 111 lllditl, i- -lit siibjei ts As the v lef t . ne Ii '11 Nnil s. u 1 ''l.adi . s o 111 \1 w e hav e a httie music \\I\ ear s ting 1 ..' fur a song i.r two \ Ol course if vn'i uesiie it.\ replie d <n I IM 1 b ,if Letioi a 111,1 h- n o repl­ ian t -n-.lv foi l iw e d them mil . the parlor (ii'i'iiiii.i too k In r plac e a* the piano bit Ih littl e beaut v di d not talc • In r , j-he-e l>\ the side of hi r lrieiid and sing the swc i t. patheiic s nig s as .-h\ did i'i N'-i'.l s il seme ' Won t vou rein w- m e Leiiora 1 \ \Thanks (ii-rt a 1.1 Cam not feeling \.n well to-d. n Please excuse ine ' \ UI righ t I know vo u ar e no t vei\ 1 slro'.ig •• e t \ Xoll then 1suggested a game of ro­ quet, to w hu h bot h beautie s niechaiii - , I '.illv cou.s.Mited Th- diet was exeeedinglv fine, and I Lenora eiijoved the game more tluu i 1 she had anticipated It was the first tun e she had been out any length o f time , and the fres h ai r and exercise iniide he r fee l better than she had for mouths. '1 ne game lasted some time; finally -hc\ returned to the house , but Noll relui'tiiiit h went in , for th o ver y hight o f L i iiuiM s fair face wa s sunshine to him The tri o were seated in the large, beautiful, air y drawing-room. Lonora pleaded weariness and soou retired to her room, not t o come down any moro that day \Sylvester I supposo you have some letters t o write and business t o attend to. I will not intrude o n your precious timo anv longer.\ And th o beautiful Italian left tho drawing-room to eater her own. but not t o remain there . . 1 j »lute rosebud j 'lo th e lady's chagrin, Lenora was not iu th e dra w ing-roimi and, 111 fact, ! the ha d not lef t her own loom Gertana I then started to go there , but as she neiire d th e front parlor she heard male \ oiees. To h-u' great surpri <e Kyhest' aud two of hi s city friends. Colonel Mull ! and (.'aplam Hates, both members of 1 the best soen-t\. were seated 111 th.'par­ lor , ginly chatting upon sin u-ty topics, liy m -ails o f stiiitu4oiii Noll had sm- 1 ceded 111 working his way into the best and wealthiest circles of the oitv To th e world Girtana was his half- sister an d an heiress. Noll was possessor of considerable lands 111 th e Southwest but . because nf a ]),-, nl.ar attachment for the North. In- '.villained there 111 preference to the ho t So it h Lenora was a cousin of their.s, also a great heires s who had come to pay them a long vi-it N'o on e a s yet h:ui seen this cousin, because iinlortiinatelv, 011 her urrnal 111 the eit v she was .suddenl v taken ill, consi\pieutl\ there had been no parties or reception s a t the \Noll Cottage \ lint. ni»w, they were planning a fino reception or party to introduce this fai r 1 cousin int o society This dinner party was the subject under discussion when Gertnin i entered the parlor on her way to Lenora' s room. \Good-evening GerJann, you see, I have give n you 11 little surprise—not intentionally, m fact, for I iutended to tell you that our friends wero coming to dinner , but forgot it. \ \Good-evening gentlemen, i am very agreeably surprised. A treat of this kind i s very acceptable: ns it is , I am much better pleased than if I had been expecting you, and then been dis- disnppointed by your non-appearance.\ After a few- ni'nutes' conversation, Gertana lef t the parlor and went to Lenora's room \Your siste r looks beautiful to-night, Colonel.\ \Thanks gentlemen,\ replied NolL [1 0 BE CONTINUED . 1 entsof tho world I know aro tryin g to drown tho voice of tho preacher, but takin g hold of tho silver trumpet of tho Gospel whic h made Felix tremble, and a t the Pentecos t brought threo thousand souls out of their sopulcher, I would blow ono long, loud blast, crying, \Whosoever will, let hi m com e \ Take this goodly religion which has done 50 muc h for m e that I can commen d it t o all. Withou t it I should havegon o tbo wholo downwar d career Stolid au d phlegmatic natures goin g astray do not go so far, but natures like mine, sanguine, intense, emo­ tional, optimistic, social to the last degree and echoiug to all the heights an d depths of —\. they get off the track they go with one wild leap to bell. As t o tho restraining powe r of this religion upon a morcurial tem­ perament, I testify This is not abstraction or somethin g gotten from books. I speak of wha t I kno w Go out aud ask all who havo tried thi s religion and ask the m how it works. 1 hree youn g men In a ractoi/ camo out on tho Lord's side, but tw o ot thorn, over­ come b y the jeers of then- comrades, wen t wer e give u by Frovideuce for occasional uso in alloviatioa of pair, or insomnia, but b y be­ in g employed continuously after awhil e cap­ tur e au d destroy. Chloral, cocoame, bro ­ mid e of potassium, opium an d wholo shelves o t seductivo etceteras that help turn Nebuchadnezzars into imbecility into mad­ ness. D o uot trillo witb opiates that benum b the brain. If you canno t live withou t the perpetual and enslaving use of them, yo u ha d better die. Bette r die a sano man than live a fool. Wha t righ t havo you to kill you r brain and put iu wild jangl o you r nervous system? But ru m is the cause o t mor e insanity tha n anythin g else. Thoro is nothin g liko rum to put a man , like Nobuchaduczzer, dow n on all fours. Again , learn how quickly turns th e wheel of fortune, from ho w high u p to how far dow n went Nebuchadnezzar. Thoso now in places of position and power, eve u thoug h the y should live, will in a fow year s be dis­ regarded, while some, wh o this day aro ob- scuro and povert y stricken, will ride u p on tho shoulders of tho people totnk o their turu a t admiration nnd the spoils of ofD.ce. Oh, ho w quickly tho wheel turns I Ballo t boxes are tho stops 011 whic h me u com e dowu as often as they g o up. Of thoso who wero a fe w years ago successful in the accumulatio n of property liotv fe w havo uot me t wit h re­ verses of fortune, while man y of those wh o thon were straitened in circumstauces now hold tho bonds and the bank key s of the na­ tion an d wi u tho mos t bows oa tho ex­ change. Ot all flcklo peoplo in tho worl d Fortun e ls tho most flcklo. Ever y da y sho changes her mind, and wo e to that ma n IVJO puu auy confidence in wha t she promises or proposes. Hlio cheers whe n yo u go up an d laughs whe n you com e down. Oh, trust not a momen t you r heart's atlections t o this changeablo world. Ancho r you r soul in God. Fro m Christ's love gathe r you r joy. The n come sorrow or gladness, success or defeat, riches or poverty, honor or disgrace, health or sickness, lito or death, timo ot eternity, nil aro your s an d w o aro Christ's ODtt Christ is God's. Lear n also fro m my subjoct tho comfort- ins trut h tha t afflictions are arrestod a s soon as the y hav o accomplished their mission Fo r seven years did Nebuchadnezzar dwell among th e beasts of the field, bu t a t tho expiration of tha t timo his roason returned, an d a s soon a s wit h proper humilit y he acknowledged the God of heave n he was brough t back to his palace an d reinstated in his former affluence an d power . Now il does see m that who n heav y trials come upon u s i t i s a s thoug h the y had n o limit . \Ve exclaim, \All thy waves an d thy billows hav e gone over me,\ but forget that the dept h of that sea an d the powe r of thai billow are definitely determined. Go d sees ho w much ou r pride i s an d He sends just enoug h adversity t o humbl e it. He sees jus t how -worldly minde d we ar e and pulls u s just hard enoug h to detac h u s from ou r follies. Ho sees ho w hard ou r hear t it and smite s jus t har d enoug h to brea k it. He sees ho w our eye s hav e been blinde d and He cut s onl y just enoug h t o remov e th e scal a from ou r soirltual vision. As soo n a- the y pressed hi m hard and were telling how muc h infidelity had dono for the world, and that Cristianity had done nothing, the per­ secuted Christian turned upon thom, and pointing to Henr y and George, wh o had for a little whil e followed Christ and then turned back, he said. \You hav e tried your principles on thom and kno w wha t they have doue for thom. When the y tried to servo Christ tkoy wero civil, goo d tempered, kind husbands and fathers. The y wore cheerful, industrious and read y t o oblige. What havo yo u mado them? Look and see. They aro cast dow n and cros3, their mouths are full of cursing an d filthiness. they are drunk ever y weok; thoir children half clothed, their wives brokenhearted , thoir homes wretcnoa; Thai, is wha t your principles havo dono. Now I hav e tried Christ and His religion and wha t has i t done for mo? Yo u kno w well wha t I used to be. Thoro was none of yo u tha t could drink so much, swear so desperately and fight so masterly. I had n o mone y and nobody would trust mo . M y wif e wa s ill used, I wa s ill humored, hateful and bating. What has roligion done I for mc ! Thank God, I a m not afraid to put I it t o you . Am I not a happior ma n than f I was? Am I not a hotter workma n and a ' kinder companion? Would I onco have put u p wit h wha t I, now bear fro m you? could beat an y of yo u as cosily riow as evor Why don't I? D o yo u ever hoar a foul word from my mouth? Do yo u catch mo a t a ' public house? Has anybody a scoro against ! me? Go and ask my neighbors it I a m not [ altered for the better Go and ask my wife. Let ray houso bear witness. God bo praised, \here is wha t Christianity has done lo r me , tboro fs wha t mnaeur y nas aono ror Henr y an d George.\ Out of t lis audionco I could gather a thou­ sand me n au d wome n who could tell yo u as thrilling a stor y as that as to wha t roligion has dono for them . Yea, if times of perse­ cution should come as of old, an d they may come, the y aro a thousand hero wh o would for Christ's sake as choerfully walk into the furnace of fire as though it, wero an arbor of tbym o and honeysuckle, an d face the lions as thoug h they wero lambs of frisking of th e hillside, and wado dow u Into tbo deep water s whic h aro to submerge the m as hap­ pily as over a t Narragaasott beac h they took tho surf at a summer bathing. Come u p au d join those o n th e way to a palace. What a n absurd thing for a king to be eating grass. Instead of living o n tho poor fodder that tho world affords com e and sit among the princes of God a t tho royal banquet an d hear the bands play : \Eat O Friends! Drink, O Beloved 1\ Here is a crown, wea r it. Here is a scepter, swa y it. Hero isa throno,mountiL This is you r hour, Improve it. TntTfiSDAr, June 2d, is the day flxel for tho dedication of the High Wate r Mark Mouumeutat Gettysburg. The .President and member s of his Cabinet havo accepted a n invitation to bo present, and tho Gover­ nors of all State s that have contributed to mark the field, veterans ot the Army of the Potomac.ytat e monument committees,mem ­ bers of Congress and others of distinction will bo invited mg before the king £1 He out it with the penknife and cast it into the tire that was o n tho hearth, unti l all the roll was consumed 111 tho flro that wa s ou tho hearth. This was his treatment o f tho word of tho ITD.1 of Israel upon whos e throne he sat (1 Chron., xxix. , tiai and whos e , representative lie ought to havo boen Con­ trast his lather's treatment of the wor d o f (tod (II Kings, xxu, 11) An d Johoiakim di d uot do worse than the professors and preach­ ers of our day wlio 111 the name of \higher ' criticism. ' or ''science,\ or somethin g else, pcnkuit\ tho Bible, cutting out wha t the y plea=e refusing us auvthm g supernatural, and assuring us that eveu Jesus Christ was not an inlailible authority 111 all things. Al l 1 jticli had better heed lsa., vui , 20, B V •>l Vet they were uot afraid, nor ren t 1 their garments ' An d no moro aro these unbi'liwMiig entic s of our times, wh o ar e thus hastening on lo their ow n destruction. , and leading multitudes with them. Nevertheless Klnathan mado intor - ' cession 1-- the king that he would not bum I the roll, ln.t ho would not hear them.\ If ' any one will not receive tho truth God will ! let them believe a lie (II Thesa. ii., 10-12), bu t feartul will be the result ichaptcr xi.i , 15- 1 IT Eliinthan and the others did well t o I plead lor the word, oven thoug h the y pleaded iu vain God will uot forget it I iil'i But th e km g commande d to tak o Baruek the scribe, and Jorennal'. tho pro- ! pbet but the Lord hid the m \ Not onl y j did he not fear to destroy the Word of the Lord, but he feared uot to kill His servants'^. ] also if ho eould lay hands on them. Rebel­ lion fearfully hardens heart. How safe aro those whom God hides see ho w securely He hid Elijah I Kings xviii., 10). Compare ! Ps xxv n j. xxxii.. T, and giv o good heed 1 to Keph. ii., 3. Luke xxi., JO that yo u may I rejoieo in Col. in -J. I -T fhen the word of tho Lord camo to J ereininh after that the king ha d burnod the roll The Lord had seen i t all and obsorved it. H e hail now mor e work for Jeremiah and know just whero to find him. Tho prophet ha d only to hold himself ready for anythin g that Jehovah might require, oither t o ap­ pear or to be hidden, to speak or to be quiet, to do or t o suffer 2-t. \Tako thee agai n another roll, and write it iu all tho former words that wore in, tho first roll \ In verso 32 it is said tha t man y more words were added. It Is Im­ possible to destroy the word of Odd. Al l efforts to do so havo only increasod tho num ­ ber of copies Tho Bible has boen compared to a ma n who has beon shot and hung an d drowned and burned iu tho flro and scattered to the winds, and yo t i n some wonderful truy is more alivo than evor 29. ' l'hus saith tho Lord, Thou has t burued this roll, saying, Why host thou written therein, saying . Th o king hate d tho book because i t told of a comin g judg­ ment , s o the Bible is no w hated by many because i t tolls of a lako of flro for the un ­ godly, an d of everlasting punishmont, and of comin g judgments. Bu t though man y may penknife these things ou t of their Bibles, aud hate thoso wh o preach them, ye t the facts stand. ai, 32. \Tberoforo thus saith tho Lord of Jehoinkim, king of Judah, 1 will punish him, and his seod, an d his servants, for their iniquity, but they hearkened not.\ Hi s miserable death and wretched treatment of his body, wit h evils upon his seed and king­ dom are hero foretold, and all cam e to pass . Th o bcliver not only has a rodeomed soul now , bu t will hav e a renomcd body, too, just like the body of his Lord, and shall si t wit h Hi m on His throne, nnd no evil can befall him (1 John iii , 2, 3 , Phil. Ii!.. 20, 21; Rev. iii., 21. Ps. xci.,'.), 10). Bu t tho pros­ pec t before the unbeliever is as Indescrlba ol y awful as th e other is glorious. (Seo 1 Thess. I , 7-10, Math xxv ,41. Rev. xiv. , 9, 11.) God has providod salvation for all an d is not willing that an y should perish, bu t bow shall any oscape who neg­ lect so great a salvation' An d wha t a fearful responsibility re3ts upon all %vho in an v way add to or diminish the word of God (Rov xxii., IS, 10; Deut. iv., 2 . xii., 32, Prov xxx. , U). Wit h man y to­ da y the wholo book of Revelation is com ­ pletely set aside, an d preachers toll their hearers not to read it, whereas i n this book all th o other books of tho Bible end and meet, and i n it is tho consummation of all previous prophecy It is th o only book of all the sixty-six that contains a spec'al bless­ in g upo n reader nnd hearer (Rev. i., 3). 1 myself have beard ono of the mos t popular preachors au d Bible teachers of to-day sa y tha t ho would not think of takin g a text from either Daniel or Revelation if ho could help it. 1 do not wonder that the same ma n faid that tbo Jew s wero no more t o God than the Indians of our country . What differ­ ence is thoro between such a ma n and the kin g of Judah wh o cu t and burned tho word of God'' Is not this ma u the worst of tho two.—Lesso n Helper. A gang of strikers in Queensland in ­ sisted on a hotel kaeper discharging his Chinese cook, who was excellent. When he was turned o«t the loca l police engaged him. The leading stri­ ker was soon arrested for sedition, and the first thing h o was se t to work a t in th o prison was choppiing wood for tho Chinese cook. One of the most succcsful ranchers n the West i s a young widow, slight in stature, refine d in manner and fai r of face . She is also a clever conversa­ tionalist, intellcctuii l in hertartos and ver y fond of painting, to which sho devotes the leasuro tho can secure af­ te r attending to tho largo estate sho manages entirely herself . There i s no us o I n turning over a aow leafunless you have something sensible to writo on tho paste.—Puck. s\:

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