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A.BOTTLE OF TEARS JiBV. BE. TAMIAGB'S SERMON. 'God Keep s All Griofs and Sorrows in Hli j3ook of Bomombranco. Tours In the En d Booomo Diamonds for Hoavonl y Crowns. T EXT \Put thou my tears into thy hot- •Ce.\ —Psalms Ivl., 8. Hardly a mail has come to mo for twenty years that hns not contained letters saying that ray sormons have comforted the wrltors of thoso lettors. I have not this summer nor for twenty years spoken on the platform of any outdoor meeting hut coming down I have been told by hundreds of people the eamo thing. So I think I will keep ou trying to bo a \son of consolntion \ The prayer of my text was pressed out of David's soul hy innumerable calamities, hut It ia just as appropriate for the distri'sscl of all ages. Within the oast rentnry trawlers and antiquarians have explored the ruins of many of the ancient cities, and from the very heart o f thoso burled splendors of other clnys have been brought up ev.donees of customs -that long ago vanished from the world Fro m among tombs of those ages have boi >n brought up lachrymatories, or lachrymals, which aro vials made of earthenware. It was the custom for the ancients to catch the tears that they wept over their dead in a hot- tie, and to piaco that bottle in the graves ol the departed, and wo havo many specimens of the ancient lachrymatories, oriear bottles, ^in our musuems. When on tho way from the Holy Laud out ship touched at Cyprus, wo went bafk Into the bills of that Island and bought tear bot­ tles which the natives had dug out of tha ruins of tho old city. There Is nothing mora suggestive to mo than the tear bottle* which I brought homo and put among my curiosi­ ties. That was the kind of bottle that my text alludes to whon David cries, 'Tu t thou my tears into thy bottle.\ Tho text Intimates that God has an inti­ mate acquaintance .and perpetual remojn- bmnco of all our griofs, unda vial, or lachry­ matory, or bottle, in -which Ho catches and saves our tears, and I bring to you the con­ dolence of this Christian sentiment. Why talk about grief? Alns, tho world has its pangs, and now, while I spoal., there nro thick darknesses of soul that need to bo lined. There are many who are about to break tinder tho assault of temptation ami perchance, if no words appropriate to their cus»<> be uttered, they perish. I come on no fool's errand, l'ut upon your wounds no salve compounded by human quackery but. pressing straight to tho mark, I hail you asa VI'KS I midsea cri'is to a passing craft, \Ship nhoy'\ anil invito you on board a vessel which has faith for u rudder, and prayer for sails, and Christ for captain, and heaven for an eternal harbor Catherine Klieinfeldt. a Prussian, koep3 a boat with which she rescues the drowning. AVh\u a storm comes on tho cousty and other peopl.) go to their beds to rest, she putb out in her boat for tho relief of tho distressed, and hundreds of the drowning has she brought safely to the bench. In this lifeboat of tho Gospel I put out to -duy, hoping, by God's help, to bring ashore at least ono soul that may now be sinking in the billows of temptation and trouble. The tears that were oueo caught In tho lachrymatories brought up from llerculaneum and Pompeii are all gone, and the bottle is as dry us ll)03\nria of the volcano that submerged thorn, hut not so with tho bottle in which God gathors all our tears. First. I remark that God keeps perpetually the tears of repentance. Many a man has awakenod in tho morning so wretched from a night's debauch that ho has sobbod aod wept. Pains In tho head, aching In the eyes, sick at heart and unlit to step Into the light. Ho grieves, not about his misdoing, but only about Its consequences. God makes no rec­ ord of such weeping. Of allthe million tears that have gushed as tho result* of such mis­ demeanor, not ono ever got Into God's bot­ tle. They dried on tho fovered cheek or were dashed down by tho bloated hand or fell into the red wine cup as it camo agaiu to the hps, foaming with still worse intoxica­ tion jiut when a man Is sorry for his post and tries to do better—when ho mourns his wasted advantages and bomonns hi.-, rejection of God's mercy, and cries amid the lacerations of an aroused conscience for help out of his terrible predicament, then Grid listens then heaven buws down . tlcn scepters of pardon are extended Ir-vti th< throne then his 'Ty­ ing rends the heart ol hc.ivcniy eom |iuss !'»ni then his tears ari caught in God 's botth'. Oh, when 1 see the benwnly Shepherd bringing a lamb lrom tho Wilderness when I bear tho quick tread of the prodigal Has­ tening home to find his father ; when I sen a sailor hoy coming \D the wharf and hurrying awa y to neg his mother's p .ir .lon for long neglect ami unkui Iness, when I see tlin houseless coming to God for sholtor, and the wretched, and the vile, and tho sin burn-il and tho passion blasted appealing lor mTi'y t o a compassionate God, 1 exclaim in ecstasy and triumph : \Mora tears for God's bottle \ ' Again, God keeps a tender remembrance of all your sicknesses. How many of you are thoroughly sound in body'/ Not ono out of ten ' 1 do not exaggerate. Tho vast majority of tho raco nro constant subjocts of ailments. Ther e Is somo ono form of disease that you arc particularly subject to. You have a weak side or back or are subject to headaches or fiilntnesses or lun_'s easily distressed. It would not take a very strong blow to shiver tho golden bowl of l.fo or break tho pitcher at the fountain. Jinny of you hnvo kept on In life through Hheer forco of will. You think no ono can understand your distresses, that you aro a Hypochondriac. Thoy say you aro nervous—us if that woro nothing | God hnvo mercy upon any man or woman that is nervous 1 At times you sit alone in your room. Triends do not come. You feel an Inde- scrlbablo loullness in your sufferings, but God knows; God feels; God compassion­ ates. H o counts tho sleoples3 nights. Ho regards tho acutcness of the pain. Ho estimates tho hardness of tho breathing. Whilo you pour out tho medlclno from tho bottlo and count out tho drops, God counts all your falling tears. As you look at tho vials filled with nauseous drafts und at tho Iwttles of distasteful tonlo that stand on tho shelf, romomber that there is a larger bottlo than these, which is filled with no mixture by earthly apothecaries, but it is Ood's bottlo, la which ho hnth gathered all our tears. Again, God remombers all the sorrows of poverty. Therifis much want that nover comes to inspection. Tho deacons of tho church never seo it. The comptrollers of the alms­ houses never roport it. I t comes not to ohurch, for it has no appropriate apparoL It makes no appeal for help, but chooses rather to suitor than expose its bitterness. Fathers who fail to gain a ll—riihood, so that they and tholr ehlldron su »..ilt to constant privation; sowing womou, who cannot ply th e noedlo qulok onough to ourn them shel­ ter and broad. But whether reportod or uncomplaining, •whether in seemingly comfortablo parlor, or tu. damp collar, or in hot garret, God's angels of mercy aro on tho watch. This moment thoso griofs aro being collected. Down on tho back streets, In all the alleys, amid shan­ ties and log cabins, tho work'goes on. Tears of want—seething in summer's heat or Irooz- tng In winter's cold—they fall not unhoodod the y aro jewels for henven's casket. They are pledges of dlvino sympathy. Thoy aro tears for God's bottle. Again, tho Lord preserves tho romom- brance of all pntcrual nnxietles. You seo a man from the most Infamous surroundings step out into tho kingdom of God. Ho has board ho sermon. Ho has received no startling providential warning. What brought him to this now mind? This Is tho secret—God looked over the bottlo in .which He gathers tho tears of His people,' and no taw a parental tear in that bottle which has Been for 10 years unanswered. He said, \Go too, now, and let Me answer that tear'\ and forthwith the wanderer is brought homo to God, Oh, this work ol tra'ning ehlldron forficrt^ Ct ia a tremendous wor..-. Home people think tt easy. They havo never triod It. A olilld Is placed In tho ar:ns of the young parent. It Is a beautiful plaything. You look into the laughing eyes. You examine tho dimples ia tho feet. Y'ou wonder at its exquisite organ­ ism. Beautiful plaything! liut on somo alghtfall as you sit rocking that little one a voice scorns to fnll straight from tho throno of God, saying: \That child is immortal! Tho stars Bhall die, but that is an Immortal! Buns shnll grow old with ago and perish, bat that is an immortal!\ rfow, I know with many of you thl3 is tho ehiot anxiety. You oarnestly wish your, children to grow up rightly, but you find It hard work to mako them do as you wish. 'You cheok their tamper. 'You correct t(io!r •waywardness t hi tho midnight your pillow If rrt*u trwepuiy, IUU aave wr'escioa wira God in agony for; tha salvation of yoiir chtl- drbn. You ask me if all that anxtoty has boon Ineffectual. I answer, No. God un­ derstands your heart. Ho understands how hard you have tried to make that daughter do right, though she is so very potulant and reckless, nnd what pains you. hnvo .bestowed In touching that son to walk in the path of uprightness, though ha has such strong pro­ clivities for dissipation. I speak a oheering word. God hoard every counsel you over offorod Him. God has known all tho sleepless nights you havo passed. God has seen every sinking of your depressed spirit. God remombers your prayers. He keeps eternal record of your inxlotIo3, and In His lachrymatory—not suoh us 3tood in a n ancient, tomb, but in one that glows and glitters be3lde3 the throne of God —holds all those exhausting tears. no grass may be rank upon\ your graves nnd tho letters upon your tombstones do- focod with tho eloraents beforo tho divine response will come, but Ho who hath de­ clared, \I will be a God to thee and to thy sood after ttioo,\ will not forget, and somo day In heaven while you are ranging tho Holds of light the gates of pearl will swing back, and garlanded with glory that long wayward one will rush into your out­ stretched arms of wolcomo and triumph. Tho hills may depart, and tho earth may burn, nnd tho stars fall, and time perish, but God will break His oath and trample upon His promises—never \ never' Again, God keeps a perpetual remembrance of all bereavements. These are tho trials that, cleave the soul and throw the red hoart3 of men to bo crushed In tho wine press. Troubles at th© store you may leave at tho store. Jllsropresentntlon and abuse of the world you may Ienvo on cno street where you found them. Tho lawsuit *hat would swallow jour honest accumulations may ho left in tho rourtroom. But beroavemont3 aro homo troubles, nnd there 13 no escape from tnom. You will se- that vacant ohair Your eye will catch at the suggestive picture. You ci .nnot fly in the presence of such ills. You go to Switzerland to get clear of them ; but. morn sure footed than the mule that takes you up the Alps, your troubles climb totho tiptop and sit shivering on the gla­ ciers. You may cross the sea3. hut they can outsail the swiftest steamer. You may take caravan and put out across the Arabian des­ ert, but they follow you like a simoom, nraied with suffocation. You plungo Into (ho Mammoth eave. but they hang like sta­ lactites from the roof of tha great cavern. They stand heliui I with skeleton lingers to niis!i yon ahead. They staud b'foro you to throw you back. They run upon you like reckless horsemen. They charge upon you With gleaming spoar. They seem to come haphazard, scattorlng shots from tho gun of t careless sportsman. But not so. It Is good ilm that sends thom just right, for God is Hie archer This summer many of you will especially led your griof as you go to places where once feu woro accompanlod hy those who aro rone now. Your troubles will follow you to the seashore and will koep up wlth.tho light­ ning express in which you speed away. Or, tarrying at home, thoy will sit beside you by flay ami whisper over your pillow night after night. I waut to assure vou that you are not left alone and that your weeping i3 heard In h>-nv»n } ou will wander among tho hills and say, \L'p this hill last year our hoy climbed with great glen and waved his cap from the top,\ or 'This Is the place where our little girl put flowers in hor hair and looked up in her mother's faoo,\ until every drop of bio > I in your heart tingled with gladness, and you thanked God with a thrill of rapture and you look around as much as to say \Wh o ilasboil out that light? Who tilled this cup with gall? What blast froze up these touu- huns of tho heart?\ Some of j'ou have lost your parents within the last twelve months. Tholr prayers for yoa are ended. You take up their plduro nnd try to call back the kindness that oneo looked out from those old, wrinkled fa <v3 nnd spoke In such a tromulo'is voire, and you say It is a good picture, but all the while you iool that, uftor all, it does not do justice, nnd you would give almost anythmg -you would cros« the sea you would walk tho earth ovor— to hoar just one word from thos<» lips that n few months ago used t'> ''all you by your first name, though so long you your- tolf have been a parent Vow, you have dono your bust to hide your grief You smile when y >u hi not feel like It. But though you may deceive the world, (lod knows. He looks down upon the empty cradlo, upon the desolated uursery, U|ion tho stricken home and upon the broken heart, and says 'This is the way I thrash tho wheat, this Is the way I scour My jewels ' Cast thy burden on My ar:a. nnd I will sustain you. All those toar3 I havo gathered Into Jly bottle\ But what Is' tho uso of having so many har.s in God's lachrymatory^ In that great tnskct or vase, why does God preserve all four troubles? Through all the :igo3 of eternity, what u3e of a great collection of tears ' I do not know but that iu some dis­ tant age of heaven an angol of God may look Lite tho bottlo and find it as empty of tears »s tho lachrymals of oarthenwaro dug up Iroii tb» nnclnnt city Where have tho teara rone? What sprite of hell hath been Invad­ ing God's palace and hath robbed the lachry­ matories? None. These were sauctirlod lorrows, and thoso tears woro changed into pearls that are now sot In the crowns and robes of the ransomod. I walk up to examine this hoavonly cor- innt, gloaming brighter than the sun, and try, \From what river depth3 0f heaven woro jnoso gems gathered?\ and n thousand voices reply, \These nro transmutod tears from God's bottlo.\ J soe scoptors of light itretchcd down from thethrono of thoso who on earth woro trod on o f men, and in every iceptcr point and Inlaid in overy ivory stair of goh'en throno I behold an Indescribable richness and luster and cry, \From whonco Ibis streaming light—those flashing poarls?\ nnd the voices or ths j-Mcrs before tho throno, nad of tho martyrs under the altar, and of Die hundrod nnd forty and four thousand radiant ou the glassy sea exclaim. \Trans­ muted tears from God's bottle.\ Let the ages of heaven roll on—flic story of earth's pomp nnd pride long ago ended the kohiuoor diamonds that make k intra proud, the proelous stones that adorned Per­ sian tiara and llnmed iu the robes of Baby­ lonian processions forgotten i the Golconaa mines charred in tho last conllngrnliou, but Urni as the everlasting hills nnd pure as tho light that streams from the throne, and bright as the river that Hows from the eternal rock, shall gleam, shall sparkle, nhall flamo forever these transmuted tears of God's bottle. Meanwhile let tho empty lachrymatory of henven stand for ever. Let no baud touch it. Let no wing strike it. Lut no collision crack It. Purer than beryl or chrysoprasus. Lot It stand on tho step of Jehovah s throne and under the arch of the unlading rainbow. Passing down tho corridors of tho«palnco, tho redeomed of earth shall glance at it and think of all the earthly troubles from which thoy were delivered and say, each to each \That is what wo heard of on oarth.\ \That Is what the psalmist spokoof.\ \Thoroonco wore put our tears.\ \That is God's bat­ tle.\ And while standing there inspecting this richest inlaid voso of heaven the towers ofthepalaco dome strike, up 'this silvery uhlmo \Go d hath wiped \away all tears from all faces. Wherefore comfort ono uu- vtV:r with these words.\ Her Difliculty. An exchanco relates that an old lady travelling on the London under­ ground road and Qndfng that the train was approaching a station, said to a man who sat at the farther end of the compartment and was her only fellow-passenger. \Would you kindly tell me, sir, what is the next station?\ \iiayswater madam,\ was the courteous reply \Then would you mind, sir, when we'arrive, opening the door and help­ ing mo to get out'-'\ \With pleasure,\ was the cordial assent \You see,\ the old lady went on to explain, \I am well on in years, and I have to get out slowly and back­ ward, and when the porter sees me getting out ho shouts, 'Look alive, ma'am!' and gives me a push in from behind—and I've been round the circle, twice already.\ A \ N EW Y ORK policeman ha? re-j Bigned because the commissioner J wanted him tcVsacriflce about;;shj Inches of his muat^ht^ x ;^f^^%; SUNDAY SCHOOL. LESSON\ FOE SUNDAY,! SEPT. 10. su. \Ana as tnesntpmen woro about to Sea out of tho ship, when they had let down the boat Into the sea, under color as though thoy would have cast anchors out oftho foreshlp.\ I feel grieved to begin this lesson with the treachery of these sailors, whoa such rich food forthe soul Is In versos 22 to 25, so strangely omitted by tho lesson committee. 31. \Paul said to the centurion and t o tha soldiers, Except these abide, in tho ship ye cannot bo saved.\ Paul was only promised tho lives ol thoso with him In the ship (versa 24) ; if thoy should start off In tho' boat by themselves, he could not ho responsible for them. Noah was given thoso with him In the ark, and Rnhab those with her in the house. Only thoso can be saved who aro In Christ, and tibiding Is the evidence that we are truly iu Him (John x., 27 23 : I John II., 10). 32. \Then the soldiers cut oft the ropesbf tho boat and let her fall off.\ It looked liko throwing away their only hopo, but it was really their oulysafoty. In orderto be saved by Christ wo must let go our own righteous­ ness, our own works and even our own ways and thoughts—in fact, all that we have (Isa. Ixh ,8 Titus ill., 5 , Isa. lv , 7, and Luko siv . 33). 33. \And while tho day was coming on Paul besought them all to take meat.\ Thoy had endured fourteen days of such tempest­ uous weather that they had little opportu­ nity aud perhaps little desire to taste food. In verso 20 we read that all hope of ever seeing land had been given up. But now there Is light iu the darkness. He who con­ trols the winds and the soa (Mark iv , 3D) had for His servnnt '3 sake sent a message of peace. 34. \This Is for your health, for thero shall not an bair fall from the head of any iT you.\ This is a common Old and New Testament Illustration of perfeot safety. Seo I Sam. xiv . 15 It Sam. xiv . 11 I Kings I., 52 Math. x.. 30 Luke xh. 7 xxf , 18. Even concerning I)anlel's friends vvh o were cast into the 3even times heated furnace it is written that there was not u hair of their heads singed (Dan. ill., 27). 35. \And when ho had than spokoa he took bread and gave thanks to God in the prcseuco of them nil. and when ho had broken it he began to eat.\ Thus he glori­ fied God. whose he was and whom ho served. Thus he magnified Christ in his body (Phil I.. 201. Ho testified beforo all that he knew God. that ho trustod in God and that he had dealings with God. He gave thanks for de­ liverance when it was not yet visible except to faith. 36. 'Then were tbey all of good cheer, and they also took 3omo meat.\ He not ouly ex­ horted them to be of good cheer but being of good cheor himself ho mlluoucod others to do likewise (verses 22, 25) Compare Acts xxiil . 11 Math. ix.. 2, 22 and John xvi 33. If we steadfastly beliovo God, we will be IIlied with joy and peace (Rem. xv , 13), and inas­ much as it is impossiblo for any of us to live only unto ourselves (Horn xiv., 7) we must of necessity influence others to bo cheerful also. 37 And we were in all m the 3Uip two hundred three score and ilxtccn souls.\ Think ot 275 people saved from a watery- grave by ono.ni.iu Ton righteous raou would have saved Sodom from its llery overthrow. How many thousands havo been saved from eternal death by such men as Spurgeon. Monily Munhall, Needhamund others.' What is your influence in the world/ Do»s it tend to the health and safoty of otherd v or are you a trou'oler and a dishonor to the~ Prince of Peaiiv 3S And when they had eutca enough they lightened tho ship and cast out the wheat into the sea.\ The angel had told Paul, and he had pa.*-ed it ou that tho ship would bo lost t verse 22). Thero was therefore no objoct in attempting longer to preserve the cargo. The life Is more than moat, and to lighten the ship would tend ' o their safety if ^ome Christians would unload some of the»r wealth for'he good of others and for Jesus's sake TEMPERANCE. O, COOL.jOItAY 7UO O, cool, gray jug that touched tho Hps ' In kiss that softly closed and clung 1 No Spanish wine tho tlpplor sips, Or port tho poot's praise has suugj Such puro untnlntcd swoetnoss yields As cool, gray jug in harvest Holds. I see it now! a clover loaf Outspread upon Its sweating sldo, As from the standing shoaf I pluck and swing it high, the wldt Field glows with noonday heat: Tho winds aro tangled in tho wheat. Tho myriad orlckcts blithely choop , Across tho swash of ripened grain I see the burnished reaper creep . Tho lunch-boy comes, and once again Tho jug Its crystal coolness yields— 0, cool, gray jug in harvest fields 1 —Hamlin Garland, in Harper's Weekly. THE VERDICT OF SCIENCE. Tho following is another test by which the effects of alcohol on tho digestion of food; may ho proved. To each of two mustiffs, six months old. flvo ounces of cold roast mut­ ton, cut into squares, wore given, tho meat bolng passed into tho throat without contact with the teeth. An elastic catcher was then passod into the stomach of ono of thorn, and an ounce and a quarter of proof spirit in­ jected After somo hours were olapsod both animals were killed. In tho case whore the meat only had been given, it bad altogcthor disappeared In the case whoro tho meat nnd tho alcohol had both been given, the pieces of meat woro found still 'existing in tho stomach as angular and perfect as wheu jthoy woro swallowed Dr. Richardson tells us that alcohol, \when takou Into tho system, does not aid iu .digestion. On tho contrary, as I found by (•xperiment, digestion Is impeded by It. Ouo pf the most Important portions oftho dlgcs- jtivo process, the action of the pepsiuo upou tho food, is destroyed by the action of the spirit.\ Drs. Todd and Bowmaa assure U3 that \alcohol rotards digestion by coagulating the pepsiuo, and thus interfering with its action.\ We havo tho following clear and emphatic declaration, raado by six hundred of the most omlaont physlcluns of Holland, which speaks for Itsolf •The moderate uso of strong drinks is al­ ways unhealthy, even when the body is in a hoalthy condition. It does not do any good to tho digestion, but eveu interferes with that process , for strong drinks can only tempora­ rily increaso tho fooling of hunger, but not in favor of digestion, after which strong re­ action must follow, and evils which are usually attributed to othor causes, but often result from tho habituul use. with tnoderato drinkers.\ Notwithstanding, however, the strength of this testimony there are still some who cvon go to tho length of holding that alcohol is uu absolute nocossity of life. Now, it has been positively proved that alcohol is not essen­ tial to oither life or health Th e periodic noed for regular food ceases each time after being supplied . but In tho caso of alcohol, the craving is nevr experienced until the taste for it is cultivated. It is only wh\ii this taste Is cultivate.1, aud the passion tnko3 hold on a man. that it becomes at length tho most insatiable of humau passions. Tin: ENEMY or Till. RACE. A physician says \There is another side, is well, of this question, and it Is no abuse Df language to say It 13 an awful side. It icould be bad If wo men who abuse alcohol svero to suffer In ourselves, and to suffer in those around us—those whom wo love, or sught to love—surely that is torriblo enough to prevent men using alcohol freely : hut hero is even a more terrible statement than ;hat behind. \It Is not thoy alone who suffor. but as ?oon as n man begins to tako ono drop moro than what I have called tho physiological quantity, tho dc3iro is not only begotten in him, but the desire of it hocomes a part of It would ho bett-r .or tunm, botli for this I ul 'g' VP ' ry 'n'aVurri ^r ^hat'nat'urr so formed world aad lor the world to come. | by bisn( , t9 i3 calculated to Inllict curses In- 3'J. And when U was day they knew not the land. How wehouio the daylight would he and also the Bight of the land, siuce thev know that all would somehow reu h it in snTety The storm was still ou. nnd on a lea shore as they wore there would •>eom to b • more d'lugor of their lives than ever bur tho word of God has been given that Ufe will no lost How happy and peacoiiil should those he whuse anchor i-> within th.' vai-' sure aud steadfast i Hob. vl 1'.' And wneu thoy had takea up th^au- enor-. they made to .vard the -h<>r« \ Now came the greatest .lunger apparently for might they not all be dashed to pieces'. 1 No, lor the word oi God wa pledged on tholr behalf One who trusts ia that word can 'ay \Therefore will uot we four though tne earth ho removed and though the mountaius ho corned into the midst of the sea' (Ps. . xtvt., 2 1 41 And lahing into a plooe wuero two sens met they run tueship aground.\ Thus part remained immovable while tho rest was soon broken by the waves, und tho vessel ' hat hud held together tlircugh all the tern pest on the ^eu and kept them from going to the bottom was now a hopeless wreck. It •ime to pocs as Paul had been told the ship -Mould be lost ..verse 22) 42. \And the soldiers' counsel wais to kill (he prisoners, lest any ot tnom should swim put and escape.\ I t was because of ono of fheso prisoners that all wore alive. Thoy ware glad enough to listen to his words of •mcouragoment ia the storm, but now thoy would ruthlessly tako his lifo If pormltted expressible upon the earth when handed down to the generations that are to follow after him as part and parcel of thoir being And I ;isk what arc you to think of those who are born of drunkards wh o como into this world, so to speak, with a curse not only on them but in them, tho terrible desire for that which is to blast them speedily—a desire which no humau power can save them Trout, and which God alouo in His wisdom and mercy can protect them from? \What an awful sight is this' Can there he any man here present who. if ho Is taking more than lie ought to take, can be indiffer­ ent to all this? How can we think without dread of this terrible fact -fo r fact It i « us surely us two and two mako four—that this desire is becoming part of his nature aud that he I-, handing it down not for good, but for tho most terrible effects of tho abuse of nlcoholV It Is when I myself think of all this that I am disposed, 03 I have said else­ where, to rush to the opposite extreme to give up my prolession, to give up every­ thing and to go forth upon a holy crusndo preaching to all men, Beware of tliis enemy of the rucc 1 \ A SON s nEnrKE. Tt Is a difficult matter for a son to rebuke his fnthor, and yet this was dono in a per­ fectly propor manner hy a Lewiston ( Mc.) boy. Th e fothor had been to a neighbor's and rotumod somewhat suspiciously ex­ hilarated. Ho ordered tho boy to hurno-s the horse for blot as ho wished to drive to \town but the ton in .lid not apponr. and Ah, Paul thou hadst muob fellowship with I wheu he went to the stable tne horse stood ,r _..A. r._ . i 1 TT„ „ .„ I.I ,™ before u m unharnessed iu the stall. When the boy rotumod In the oveuiug the father domanded the reason for his strangeactlons. The youug man, who had spent the day alono in tho woods, promptly confessed that ho was ashamed to have his father go to the town while he was under tho influence ot liquor. The man. who was uot a drunkard, had no idea that ho l.ad shown any symptoms of Intoxication and lie was to<. much sur­ prised to speak a word In self-r|efou\e Tho woll-morited rebuke however will prouubly bo loug reniornberod. thy Muster, for thoso whom no came to bloss actually took His life. Whoa shall we learn tho lesson that tho n'orvaat Is not greator than his master and ^ e will content to be a? Ho (John xv . 13, 20)? 43. \But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from tholr purpose.\ Th e records of tho centurions whom tho Lord used to accomplish His purposes or wh o were lod to know Him as tnolr Lord Is most instruotlvo. The name of this ono is glvon hi verse 1. Compare chapter x., 22, and seo ulso Math, viii., 5, C, 10 ,xxvll.. 54. 44. \And so it came to pass that thoy es­ caped all safo to land \ What God and angels testify wo may surely believe, for \Tho Lord of Hosts hath sworn, saying, suroly as I havo thought so shall It come to pass, and as I have purposed so shall it stand\ (Isa. xiv., 24). May the fulfillment of the words of this angol load us to boliovo firmly tho words of somo othor angels who said, \This samo Jesus shall so como in like manner.\ And also the words of Gabriel, that \the Lord God shall give unto Him tho throne of His father David, and H o shall reign over the house of Jacob forovor, nnd of His kingdom there shall bono end\ (Acts 1, II i Luke i., 32, 33).—Lesson Helper. ALCOnOL FOUEION TO THE BODV. Dr Carpnnter. writing ou \Alcohol nukes tho following remarks, \I tako this )osltion, that tho Creator. In constructing ho human body, made It perfoct, If man will inly glvo it fair play, that ovory function in ho human body is conlrlvod nnd arranged ly a wiso Creator so as to act; an: hat if a nan will only act in accordance with tho jurposoof the humim body, that body shall IO preserved In health and vigor to old age. lee. then, what alcohol does. Alcohol Is orelgn to the body' Tt is something which las no relation to tho ordinary food of man, md which the body tries to get rid of as soon is It can, but it cannot bo got rid of fast inough.\ In As Labouclior o Sees Us . many ways tho United Ktntes have educated the world in politics, says London Truth, and I , for one, do not hesitate to say that their scheme of government Is the best that has ever been established by a nation But in nothifig do we owe more to the Americans than for their having afforded us the great object lesson of a state pursuing the even current of Its way without meddling in the af­ fairs of other states, which has been the bane of European powers. Here, we have a country, rich, powerful, in-j dustrial, and commercial, yet never troubling itself with what happens outside lis frontiers; or annexing foreign lauds on the plea of philan­ thropy, or on the ground that in some centuries its area will be too small for Its population, or in order to cre­ ate markets for its goods. And what Is the result? No ono dreams of at­ tacking the Unit«d States, or of plck- ing.a auarrel with thcm,y~ RELIGIOUS HEADING. INTEI1ESTINO VA^lIlirY OF TIIE BIBLE. When tho celebrated Dr. Samuel Johnson was asked why so many literary men wore In­ fidels, his reply was, \Because they are igno­ rant of the Bible.\ I f the question be askod why tho lovers of general reading so ofton full to acquaint themselves with tho sacred volume, one reason that may bo assignod is, :hev are not aware of Its interesting variety. 1 'hlV feature of the Bible is well illustrated by Mrs. Kill.-, iu thefollowing eloquent extract lrom her recent work, entitled the \Poetry o ' f.ile,\ A gentleman once took a friend to tho root of his house, to show him the extent of Ills |.v J srss|on.s. Waving his hand about, \There -aid lie. \is my estate.\ Pointing to a great |i.-taii'o on one side, \D o you soe that farmV V>< II. that is mini'.\ Pointing again totho otlii i'«iil\ 'Do you see that house'' That ;I1MI belongs to inc.\ In turn his friend asked \D o you see that littio village out yonder? Well, there lhcs a poor woman within that village who can say more than all this.\ \Ah 1 what can she say?\ \Why. she can say, Christ is mine!\ Iiu'oed she was tho richer of the two. Ill deeds aro doubled with an evil word.— Shakespenro. J OHN QUINCY ADAMS'S rnAYEB. The statement has often been made that John Quiu. y Adums, \the old man eloquent.\ repented every night th e simple child's pruyer, \No w I Iny me down to sloop.\ Mr. J. (' . Davis of Athens. Gu . sends to the Cliurchmau (Episcopal) the following inter­ esting letter confirmatory of thin statement: 1 was living in Washington from tho last part of liyG to tho close of 1848. Mr. Adama had boon a member of the lions' 1 for four­ teen or sivteen yours, porhafis. I n 1847, I be­ came well acquainted with him. and fre­ quently mot with him, und talked with 1dm, in the House of Representatives. I reinembor one morning in 1*17 that I mot him be­ fore the hou.so was called to order li e was very feeble. It was not long before the sub­ ject of religion was Introduced by Mr. Adams. Amon g other things I romomber his saying: \There aro two prayers I love to say: the Lord's Prayer, and because tho Lord taught it ; and tho other is what soems to bo a child's prayer. 'Now I lay mo down to sloop.\ etc., and I love to say thLs because it suits mc. And.\ he iwlded. \I love this prayer so much that I havo boon repenting it overy night foi many yours piu-t, and I say It yet. and I ex­ pect tu say it my last night on earth if I am couseioti.-.. But, ' said ho, \I havo added a few words to tho prayer, so as to express my tra-t in ( hri-t, and also tr. acknowledge what 1 lusk. for 1 u-^k u* a favor, and not because 1 deserve it. This is it.\ suid ho, and then he repeated it, iu, ho was in the habit of saying It. \ Now I lay me down to sloop, t pray the Lord my soul to keep If I should dio before I wuko. I pray the Lord my soul to take, For Jesus sake, Ameu This was in 1K47 He died in 1H4S whilo I was living in Washington, and 1 have no doubt but that tho \child's prayer that just suited ' him was reverently repeated every nlaht until he dietL CHILD rOSSiniLITIKS. For one thing, you never know what child in frags and pitiful squalor that moot s you in tho -.tps'tniay have in hiinthogenn of gifts that might add now treasuns to the «tore- houKOof lioautiful things ornoblouets. In that groat storm of terror that swept over France in 1793, a certain man who was every hour ex­ pecting to he lod off to the guillotine uttorqd this memorable sentiment ' E\on at this in­ comprehensible moment.\ ho said, ' when ] mortality, enligntcnmont. love of country— i all of them only mako death at the pri°on door o r on the soalfold more certain ye>, on I the fatal tumbril itx'lf. with nothing free but i m y voice, I could still cry Tako .are of a I ohilil that should come too near to tho wheel, perhaps 1 may lave his life, perhaps he may ono day save his country' ' This is a generous aud inspiring thought - one to which the roughest-handed man o r woman . in Birmingham may respond as honestly and hoartiiv .'is the philosopher who wrote it. It ! ought to shame tho listlos.-no>s with which so | many of us see the grout phantusmugoriu ol life pass before us.— John llo«i«v .Tust at this time the uhureh and the wir'.d an pre-.'Ming in Airica the strongest im.u- iual.l\ •outra-t the i nurch seeking to civil- iz\ and '. hri«tinnizo those heathen people, while aiou ot the world are seeking thoirow.i seltish gains b> Mipplyiugiumxioatiugitriiir.- to then It is one oftho astounding ici'ur\- of tin 'Ulii/ation o! the present lay that o many people an found to uphold tu> i:s-« <•.' intoxicant-, when evil ami only. \:ii':u c^j' from th.. u- • ot th\m. TRANCE'S DRINK DENS. I D 1SGD there were in tho wholo of France 165,878 establishments licensed for the sale if intoxicating drinks ; that number has now jrown to ovor 448,000. which Is at the ratoot me drlnkshop per eighty-seven, inhabitants. Tho naturo of the beverages has also changed tonsiderably for the worst, for whereas lardly anything but wine usod to be drunk, tow brandy absinthe, gin, etc., are largely ;onsumod. -British Medical Journal MONEY rll'.rULATEI) BY DniNU. Drinkers say, 'The money spoilt for In. toxicants Is thus put in active circulation, aud so prevents, Instead of creates, hard times.\ Tho pickpocket takes 8100 from the pocket of an honest man who is going home at night; that money, also is put In circula­ tion But It is circulating in uens of shame and crime. Tho next day it would havo bueti circulating aniong worklnguuon for thclt wages, or the merchant for dry goods Instead of ( \wet goods. It 13 transferred irotu hoalthy to unhealthy circulation, and harnH instend of helps the true interests of labor nnd capital. Conseqiuutly it would have been better for labor and capital it that f 1IIJ hud boon sunk \where the bou is deepest. TEMTERANCE NEWS AND NOTES. The drink bill of tho United States would f iurchaso all the roal estate In the Nation in ess than fifteen years. Tho Suprome Council_pf the United Com­ mercial Travelers has decided to prohibit In­ toxicating liquors at all Its banquets. No fowor than nlnoteon bills dealing with tompornnco reform have been road a llrst time In tho English Parliament this session. In a lato debate iu the Gorman Roiehstng. it was stated that there aro at present 1! (101) persons in hospltalsln Germany who arc sti.- ferlng from delirium tremens. At thu Hague, recently, tho Upper Cham, her of tho States General adopted the proto­ col of tho International Convention for rogu lnting tho sale of alcoholic liquors to North Son flshormen. .\tatistlcs of 4000 criminals who have passod through Elmira Reformatory. New York, show drunkenness clearly existing hi tho parents of 317 porcout., probably iu 11.1 per cent. more. Tho London Lancet i3 responsible for a comparison of boof and wino which shows that tho former has 202; t grains of nourish­ ment in ovory 1000, whilo in wine there ls_ hut ono and one-third grains. Alcoholic insanity i3 twice as common in Franco now as fifteen years, ago, and tho number of porsous placed under restraint on account of\ it has increased tweuly-ilvo pet cent, in the lost threo years. In London somo thousands of women nnd girls boloug to what aro called drink clubs, a small sum being paid by each momber weekly in ordor that several times yearly all may meot at somo public houso and drink •what has boon contributed. The Bolglans soom to excel all- the rust ol Europe in their dovotion to alcohol. 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