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The Oregon Scout.
UNION, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1880.
THE OREGON SCOUT.
An Independent weekly Journal, issued ovo y
JONES & CHANCEY,
Publishers and Proprietors.
A. K. .Tones, )
J n. Ciianckv,
KaTES OF SUHSCUIPTION:
One copy, one ynnr $1 to
" l' Six moiiihs 1 IK)
" " Three mcnths 75
Invnrlubir easn In advance
If by nny chance subsci iptlons aro not paid
1111 end ot year, two dollars will bo charged.
Hales of advertising mado known on appli
cation. Correspondence from all parts of tho county
Address all communications to A. K. Jones,
Editor Orepoti fc'cout, Union, Or.
GnAND IlONDE VALLEY I.OIKIK, No. firt. A. V.
and A. M. .Meets on tho second and fourth
Saturdays of each month.
0. P. Dell, W. m.
C. E. Davis, Secretary.
Union Lonnn, No. an. I. O. O. P. Hcgular
mcctltifrs on Kriday evenings of each week at
their hall In Union. All brethren in ood
standing' aro invited to attend. Ily order of
tho lodire. S. W. Lo.NO, N. G.
G. A. Thompson, Secy.
f. E. Ciiuitcii Divino sorvico every Sunday
at 11 n. m and 7 p. m. Sunday school at U p.
m. Prayer meeting- every Thursday evening'
at 0:110. Hev. Watson, Pastor.
PitrsnvTKttlAN Ciiuncn Hcjrulnr church
services every Sabbath morning and evening.
Prayer mcotlnir oach week on Wednesday
evening. Sabbath school overy Sabbath at
10 a. m. Itev. H. Vkknon ltict Pastor.
St. John's Episcopal Oilmen Sorvico
every Sunday at 11 o'clock a. m.
Kev. W. 11. Powell, Hector.
Judjre A. C. Cralsr
Sheriff A. L. Saunders
Clerk IS. K. WilsTm I
Treasurer A. i. Unnson
School Superintendent J. L. Hinanran
Surveyor E. Slmonia
E. II. Lewis
Geo. Ackles Jno. Stanley
State Senator L. 11. ltinehurt
F.T.Dick E. E.Taylor
Mayor D. B. Rocs
CO UN OILMEN.
S. A.Pursol W. D. Ucidleman
J.S. Elliott J. 1J. Thomnson
Jno. Kennedy A. Levy
Recorder M. 1 Davis
Marshal E. E. 'ates
Treasurer J. D. Carroll
Street Commissioner L. Eaton
Departure of Trains.
neorular cast bound trains lcavo at !) :30a.
m. West bound trains luavo at 4:20 p. in.
J. It. CKITES,
ATTORA'KV AT LAW.
Collecting and probato prnctieo specialties
Oflicc, two doois south of Postofllce, Union,
Attorney at Law and Notary Pule,
Office, one door south of J. II. Eaton's storo
I. N. CROMWELL, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon
Office, ono door south ot J. II. Eaton's storo,
A. E. SCOTT, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN ASH) .SnJKWBSOZV,
Has permanently located at North Powder,
where no will answer all calls.
T. II. CRAWFORD,
ATTOKMEiV AT B.AXV,
M. Baki:k. J. F. 15aki:k.
RAKER & RAKER,
Attorneys anil Connors at Law,
REAL ESTA'lE AGENTS.
La Guandk, - - Ok1:gox.
D. 15. REES,
OFFICE-Stuto Land Ofiico building,
Union, Union County, Oregon.
H. F. BURLEIGH,
Altorncj- ut l.atv, Itcal i:tatc
mill CoII-;lin;r Ak.
Land Olllco Buslntws a Specialty.
Ofllco at Alder. Union Co., Oregon.
J. W, 6IIKLTON
SHELTON & HARDESTY,
ATTOJtrVUYH AT B,AW.
Will practico in Union, linker. Grant,
Umutilla and Morrow Counties, nlun in the
Supreme Court of Oregon, tho District,
Circuit und Supreme Courts of the United
Mining and Corporation business a spe
cialty. Offices in Union and Cornucopia, Oregon.
Ori'IPK Corner Main nnd A Streets,
All work strictby first-dnss. Charges
A. L. COBB, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN ADD SURGEON.
ITnving permanently located in Alder,
Union county, Oregon, will bo found ready
to attend to cnlls in nil tho various towns
and settlements of tho Walloon valley.
Chronic DMs-oaso a Specialty.
5SOMy motto is: "Livo nnd let livo."
A. C. CRAIG, - - Propriotor.
(Union Depot, Oregon.)
Splendid accommodations for commer
cial men. Tables always tmpplied with the
best tho market affords.
JSirHoT and Cold Minkiial BathsISS
KENTUCKY LIQUOR STORE
AIVB SOA I'ACrOIlV.
Cor, Mnin nnd I Sts., - Union, Oregon.
SHKItMAN AKIiKY, Props.
Manufacturers nnd dealers iu Soda
Water, Sarsaparilla, Ginger Ale, Cream
Soda and Champagne Cider, Syrups, etc.
Orders promptly filled.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON,
Union, Union County, Orogon.
Ofilcoon A street. Residenco tlireedooru
south of tho Court House.
Special attention given to Surgical prac
tice. W. R.JOHNSON,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Main Street, Union, Oregon.
Plans nnd Specifications for Dwellings,
Barns and Bridges furnished FttUH OF
Bridge Building a Specialty-
All kinds ot Cabinet Work neatly execu
ted. Repairing done on short notice.
None but tho best workmen employed,
nnd satisfaction guaranteed.
Call and interview me.
FRUIT AND SHADE
APPLE, PEAR, PLUM, PRUNE, PEACH
APRICOT. CltABAPPLE, CHERRY.
SHRUBBERY AND SHADE TREES
Of woll known varieties, suitable for this
climate. Can also furnish foreign sorts at
one-third the price asked by eastern can
vassers. I desire to well trees at prices
that people can afford to buy.
L. J. ROUSE,
132-134 TMri Mrest, Portland, Orejon
IS a regular graduato in medicine; has
been longer engngd in tlie special treat
ment of all Venereal, Soxual and Chronic
Diseases than nny otiier physician in the
West, us city papers show, and old resi
dents know; $1,000 rewurd for any case
which lie fails to cure, coming under his
treatment, by following his directions.
DR. VAN is the most successful Catnrrh,
Lung nnd Throat Doctor in America. Ho
will tell you your trouble without asking
vou a single question, and WARRANTS
PERMANENTCURE in the followingcnses:
NERVOUS DEBILITY, Spermalnrrhuui,
Sonnnnl Losses, Sexual Decay, Failing
Memory. Weak Eyes, Stunted Develop
ment. Lack of Energy, Impoverished
Blood. Pimples, Impediment to Marriage;
nlso Blood and Skin Diseases, Syphilis,
Eruptions, Huir Fulling, Bono I'ains, Swell
ings, Sore Tliront, Ulcers, Effects of Mer
cury, Kidney and Bladder Troubles, Weak
Back, Burning Urine, Incontinence, Gonor
liffla, Gleet, Stricture, receives searching
treatment, prompt relief and euro for life.
NERVOUS Diseases (with or without
dreams), Diseased discharges cured prompt
ly without hindrance to businos.
BOTH SEXES consult confidentially. II
in trouble call or write. Delays are dang
erous. Disenees of the Eyo or Ear, Ulceration or
Catarrh, interim! or external, Deafness or
Paralysis, Singing or Roaring Noises,
Tliickened Drum, etc., permanently cured.
LOST MANHOOD perfectly restored.
CANCERS AND TUMORS pesinanently
removed without the knife or caustic.
Medicine compounded and furnished to
all patients at office strictly pureatid vege
table. Guarantee of 1'WIManlnt cures in
all cases undertaken. Consultation free
and strictly confidential. All coriespon
deuce promptly attended to; medicine sent
by express to any address free from expos
ure. Call or address Private Dispensary
Xos. 132-13-4 Third St.. Portland, Oregon,
Terms strictly cash. Office hours 8 a. m.
to 8 p. ra.
W. CAPPS, M. D.,
Sargcou ana Homeopathic Fliysiciar.
Will go to any part of Eastern Oregon
nhen solicited, to peiform operations, ot
Medicines I'liiiil-.lir.J Without Kxtrii
Office adjoining .iones Bros.' Store.
W. T. WltKlHT,
Docs n General Banking Business. Buys
and sells exchange, nnd discounts com
Collections carefully attended to, and
""FT" can savo From t.V) to $1 XI on the
Ji. Oil ))iMvhute of an Instrument hy
W.'i'. WKICIIT, Agent. Union, Ogn
Ooi'e OEi&ese Factory.
JAMES PAYNIO, Propriotor.
Having procured tho services of Mr. M.
A. Sickles, a checso maker who has had
many years' oxperkneo in the largest fac
tories of Wisconsin, 1 feel confident that J
can supply my patrons with a quality sec
ond to none on tho market.
Orders promptly filled. Address,
.Ia.mk.s Payne, Cove, Union County, Ore.
Two doors south of Jones Bros.' storo,
J. M. Johnson,
Hair cutting, shaving and shampooing
done neatly and in tho best style.
CM v MAT : MAEKET
Main Street, Union, Oregon.
Bcnson Bno.'s - PnorninToitH.
Keep constantly on hand
BEEF, PORK, VEAL. MUTTONS AU
SAGE, HAMS, LARD, ETC.
CEuTEIIAL -:- HOTEL,
Havinz reeently purchased this hotel
and refitted it throughout, I am prepared
to accommodate the hungry public in flist
t'hiss ntyle. Call and see me. Limn: Sam
I'I.k Rooms for the accommodation o!
J' Wtsoi! HiSntulin ftffi
The Rov. Dr. Talmago Speaks
Words Full of AcUice.
Bad Ancestors Koajioiisible for Mauy a
Man's Misdeeds No Human Being
Beyond All Danger of a
Sftfchl to tht Afii.nit City 7'imts.
Asiii:vii.i.n, N. C, .Inly 25. The Rev. T.
DeWltt Talinage, D. !)., Is here at this Rreat
sunimer catering' ilace speinlini; a few days.
Vast throngs from nil tho surrounding regions
came In to attend the religious service to-day.
After singing; and prayer and M-rlpture exhor
tation, Dr. Talmago preached a sermon on
the subject, "Measured by Your Own Yard
stick." The text was from Matthew, vll.,
"With what measure ye mete, it shall be meas
ured to you again." Dr. Talmage said:
In the greatest sermon ever preached a
sermon about fifteen minutes long according
to the ordinary rate of speech a sermon on
the .Mount of Olives, the preacher sitting
while He spoke, according to the ancient
mode of oratory, tho people were given to un
derstand that the same yard stick that they
employed upon others would bo employed
upon themselves. Measure others by a harsh
rule, and you will he measured by a harsh
rule. .Measure others hy a charitable rule,
and you will he measured by a charitable
rule, (ilve no mercy to others, nnd no mercy
will be given to you. 'With what measure
yo mete, It shall be measured to you again."
VNKAIUXKSS IN It I'M AN CUtTlClSM.
There is a great deal of unfairness In tho
criticism of human conduct. It was to smite
that unfairness thnt Christ uttered the words
of the text, and my sermon will he a re-echo
of the divine, sentiment. In estimating the
misbehavior of others we must take Into con
sideration tho pressure of eiieumstanecs. It
is never right to do wrong, but there are de
glees of culpability. When men misbehave,
or commit some, atrocious wickedness we are
disposed Indiscriminately to tumble them all
over the bank of condemnation. Sillier they
ought and suller they must, but lit dlllurcucu
In the first place, In estimating the misdo
ing of others wo must take Into consideration
the hereditary tendency. There Is such a
thing as goodblood and there Is such a thing
as bad blood. There are families that have a
moral twist in them for a hundred years back.
Thev have not been careful to keep tho family
record In that regard. There have been es
capades, and mnraudlnirs, nnd seoundrollsms
and moral deficits all the way back, whether
ou call it kleptomania, or pyroinanla, or dip.
somaula, or whether It be lu a milder form
and amount to no mania at all. Tho strong
probability is that the iiresent criminal
started life with nerve, muscle, and bone con
taminated. As some start life with a natural
tendency to nobility and generosity, and
kindness and truthfulness, there aro others
who start life with just tho opposite teudency,
and they are born liars, or born malcontents,
or born outlaws, or born swindlers.
CAiiiso rou convicts' ciiii.iihi:n.
There is In England a school that Is called
the l'rincess Mary tchool. All tho children lu
that echool are the children of convicts. The
Fchool Is supported by high patronage. I had
the pleasure of belntr present ,nt one of their
anniversaries, lu lBli), presided over by tho
earl of Ktntore. Hy a wise law lu England,
after parents have committed a certain num
ber of crimes and thereby shown themselves
incompetent rightly to bring jip their children
the little ones are taken trom under perni
cious inlluences nnd put iu reformatory
schools, where all gracious and kindly Inllu
ences shall be brought upon them. Of course
the experiment Is joung and It has got to bo
demonstrated how largo a percentage of tho
children of convicts may bo brought up to
respectability and usefulness, lint we all
know that It is more tlllllcult for children of
bad parentage to do right than for children of
lu tills eountiy wo arc taught nythe Declar
ation of American Independence that all peo
ple aro born equal. There never was a greater
misrepresentation put In one sentence than In
that sentence which implies that we aro all
born equal. You may as well say that (lowers
are born equal, or trees are born equal, or ani
mals are born equal. Why does one horse cost
$100 ami another horse out $50.00.) I Why
does one sheep cost f 10 nnd another sheep cost
$500! Differences In blood. Wo aro wise
enough to recognize tho difference, of blood lu
horses, iu cattle, lu sheep, but wo aro not wise
enough to make allowance for the dlirerenco
In human blood. Now I demand by the law of
eternal fairness, that you ho more lenient lu
vour criticism of those who were born wrong,
In whose aneeetral line there was a hangman's
knot, or who camo fiom a tieo the frultof
which for centuries baa been gnarled and
MOTIir.lt OF MANY CTII.MINA1.H.
Dr. Harris, a reformer, gave some marvelous
statistics In ills storv of what ho called "Mar
garet, tho Mother of Criminals." Ninety years
ago the lived in a village Iu upper New York
state. She was not only poor, but sho was
vicious. She was not well provided for.
There were no almshouses there. The public,
however, somewhat looked after her, hut
chlelly scolfeil at her and derided her and
pushed her further down lu her crimes. That
was ninety enrs "go. There have been O'i't
crsoiis in tliat ancestral Hue, 2O0 of them
criminals. Iu one branch of that family there
were twenty and nine of them that hare been
In state prbon, and nearly all of the others
have -turned out badly. It Is estimated that
that family cost tho county and state $100,000,
to say nothing of the property they destroyed.
Areou not willing, asseiulhlo people, to ac
knowledge that It is u fearful disaster to bo
born fn such nn ancestral Unci Does It not
make a great ddTerence whether ono descends
from Margaret, themotherof criminals or from
6omc mother iu Israel whether you are tho
sou of Ahab or tho son of Joshua
It Is a very dllTercnt thing to swim with tho
current from what It is to swim against the
current, as some of you have no doubt found
In your summer recreation. If a man find
himself In an ancestral current where there Is
good blood llowing smoothly from generation.
to generation, u is nor, a very greai credit 10
him if he turn out good, and honest, and pure,
and noble. Ho could liardl help It. But sup
pose he Is born In uu unccidral line, In a he
reditary Hue. where the Inlluences have been
bad anil there has been a coming down over a
moral declivity, if tho man surrender to tho
Inlluences lie will go down under the overmas
tering gravitation unless some supernatural
aid bo airorded him. Now, such a persou de
serves not your excoriation, hut your pity. Do
not sit with the lip curled lu scorn, and with
an assumed air of angelic Innocence looking
down upon such moial precipitation. You
bad better get down on your knees und first
pray Almighty (iod for their rescue, und next
thank the Lord that you have not been throwu
under the wheels of that Juggernaut.
!ii:iii:imitv nvn, in hum would.
Jn Great Britain and In the United States,
in every generation, there are tens of thou
sands of ticrsous who are fully developed
criminals ami Incarcerated. I say lu every
generation. Then, I suppose, there ure tens
of thousands of irsoiis not found out In their
criminality. Iu addition to thuao there ore
tens of thousands of persons who, not pol"
tlvely becoming criminal, nevertheless havo
a criminal tendenc). Anv one ot all thosa
thousands by the grace of' (iod may become.
Christian and resUt the nueestral Inllueuee,
and open a new chapter of behavior; but tho
vast majority of them will not, and It becomes
all men, nro'fesslonal, unprofessional, minis
ters of religion, judges of courts, philanthro
pist nnd Christian workers, to recognlxe the
lact that there are these Atlantic and Tactile
surges of hereditary evil rolling on through
1 say, of course, a man can resist this ten
dency lust as in the ancestral hue mentioned
In the first chapter of Matthew. You see lu
the sain- line In which theie was a wicked
Kcholioam and a desperate M.mase there
afterward came a pious .Uwepb and a glorious
Christ. Hut, mv friends, you must reeognl.e
the fact that these Inlluences go on from gen
eration to generation. I am glad to know,
however, that a river which has produced
nothing but miasma for a hundred miles may
after awhile turn the wheels of factories and
help supiKirt industrious and virtuous popula
tions, and there are family Hues which were
poisoned that area benediction now. At the
last dav It will be found out that there are
men who have gone clear over Into all forms ot
iniquity ami plunged Into other abandonment,
who before they yielded to the first temptation
resisted more evil than many n man who has
been moral and upright all his life.
II VII lNKI.lUNt'KS U Sl'liltOfNlllNflS.
Hut, supixislng now that In this ago when
there aro so many good people, that I come
down Into this audience and select tho very
best man In it. 1 do not mean the man who
would style himself tho best, for probably ho
is n hvpocrit; but I mean the man who before
God Is really the best. I will take you out
from nil vour Christian stinoundlngs; I will
take you "back to boyhood; I will put you iu a
depraved home; 1 will put vou in a eradlo of
Iniquity. Who Is that bending over that cra
dle! An Intoxicated mother. Who Is that
shearing In the next room Your father.
The neighbors come lu to talk and their Jokes
are unclean. There Is not lu the house a HIblo
or a moral treatise, but only a fowserapsof an
old pictorial. After a while you aro old
enough to get out of tho cradle, and you aro
struck across the head for naughtiness, hut
never In any kindly manner reprimanded.
After aw hllo you are old enough to go abroad,
and jou are sent out with a basket to steal. If
you come home without any spoil you aro
whipped until tho blood comes. At 15 years
of age jou go out to light your own battles In
this world, which seems to care no more for
you than the dog that has died of a lit under
the fensc. You tiro kicked and culled and
buffeted. Some day, rallying your courage,
you resent some wrong. A man" says: "Who
are you I 1 know who you are. Your father
had'fre; lodgings at SlngSlug. Your mother,
she was up fur drunkenness at tho criminal
court. Get out of my way, you low-lived
wretch I" My brother, suppose that bad been
tho history of your advent, and tho history ot
your earlier surroundings, would you havo
been the Christian man you aro to-day, seated
In this Christian assembly I I tell you, nay.
You would have been a vagabond, nn outlaw,
a murderer on tho scallold atoning for your
crime. All these considerations ought to
make us merciful iu our dealings with the
Wandering and the lost.
ClltCUMSTAXCUS MARK CRIMINALS.
Again, I huvo to remark, that lu our esti
mate of tho misdoing of people who have
fallen 'from high respectability and useful
nens, wo must take Into consideration the
conjunction of circumstances. Iu nine cases
out of ten a man who goes astray does not
Intend any positive wrong. Ho has trust
funds. He risks a part of these funds lu In
vestment. Ho says: "Now, If I should lose
that Investment 1 havo of my own property
five times as much, ami If this Investment
should go wrong 1 could easily make It up; 1
could live times make It up." With that
wrong reasoning ho goes on and makes the
Investment, and It does not turn out quite as
well as he expected, and strange to say at
tho sapie time all his other n Hairs get entan
gled ami all his other resources full and his
hands me tied. Now ho wants to extricate
himself. Ho goes n little further on lu tho
wrong Investment. Ho takes u plunge farther
ahead, for ho wants to savo hU wlfo and
ehildien, he wants his home, ho wants to savo
his membership In tho church, Ho takes
ouu more plunge and all Is lost. Some morn
ing at 10 o'clock the hank door Is not opened,
anil there Is a card on tho door slimed by an
olllccr of tho bank, Indicating there Is trouble,
ami the name of the defaulter or tho defraud
er beads the newspaper column, and hun
dreds of men sav; "Good for him." Hundreds
of other men Bay : ''I'm glad he's found out
at last." Hundreds of other men say: "Just
as 1 told you I" Hundreds of other men say:
"Wo couldn't possibly havo been tempted to
do that no conjunction of circumstances
could have overthrown me." Anil there Is n
superabundance of indignation but no pity.
Tho heavens full of lightning, but not ono
drop of dew.
jhhtici: Tiivii-Kitini nr mkkov.
If God treated us as society treats that man
we would have all been In hell long ago I Walt
for the nlloviatliig circumstances. Perhaps ho
may havo been tho dupe of others. Hoforo you
lot all the hounds out from their kennel to
maul and tear that man, Und out If ho has
not been brought up lu a commercial estab
lishment where there was a wrong system of
ethics taught; find out whether that mail has
not an extravagant wife who Is not satisfied
with his honest earnings, and In tho tempta
tion to please her he has gone Into that ruin
Into which enough men have fallen, ami by
the same temptation, to make a procession ot
many miles. I'erhaps some sudden sickness
may havo touched Ills brain, und his Judg
ment may bo unbalanced. He Is wrong, lie is
awfully wrong, and he imiet be condemned,
but there may bo mitigating circumstances,
l'crhups under the tamo temptation you might
have fallen. The reason some men do not
steal two hundred thousand dollars N because,
they do not get a chance I Have righteous lu
dlgiiat.ou you must about that man's conduct,
but temper It with mercy. Hut you say: "i
am so sorry that the Innocent should sulfcr."
Yes. I nm to sorry for the widows nnd or
phuus who lost their all hy that defalcation.
1 am sorry also for the business men, the hon
est business men wiio havo had their alTalrs all
crippled by that defalcation. I urn sorry for
tho venerable bank president to whom the
credit of that bank was a matter of pride.
Yes, I nm sorry ulso for that man who brought
all the distress; sorry that he sacrificed Ixxly,
mind, soul, reputation, heaven, and went into
the blackness of darkness forever.
TKMITATIONH HAIII) TO JIKSIST.
You defiantly say: "I could not be tempted
In that way." I'crhaps you may Ins tested
after a while. (Iod has a very good memory,
and he sometimes seems to say : "This man
feels to strong lu his lunate power and good
ness ho shall be tested; he Is so full of bitter
Invective against that unfortunate it shad bo
shown now whether ho has the power to
stand." Flfteeu years go by. The wheel of
fortune turns several times, and you are iu a
crisis that you never could have an
ticipated. Now, all the powers of
durkucis come around; and they chuckle,
and they chatter, and they say: "Aim I Here
Is the old fellow who was so proud of his In
tegrity, and viiio bragged lie couldn't bo over
thrown bv temptation, and wus so uproarious
In his demonstrations of Indignation ut (he
defalcation fifteen years ago. Let us see."
(iod lets the man go. (Im1, who had kept that
man under His protecting cure lets the man
go and try for himself the majesty of his In
tegrity, God letting the man go, the powers
of darkness pounce upon him. 1 sou you
some day In your olllco In great excitement.
One or two things you can do. He honest and
be isucrixed, und have your children
brought home from school, your family de
throned lu social Inllueuee. The other tiling
lo, jou can step u little aside from that which
Is right, vou nn onl go Jut half an Inch out
of the p.-'oH'r path, vou can only take a little
risk, and then vou Clave all your finances fair
and right. Yoii have a large property. You
can leave a fortune for your children and en
dow a college, and build a public library in
your native town. You halt and wait until
vour lips get white. You decide to risk It.
Only a few strokes ot the pen now. Hut O,
how vour hand trembles, how drcudfullv it
tremolos! The die is east. Hy the strangest
and most aw fill eoiijiiction of circumstances
anv one could have Imagined, you are prostra
ted. Bankruptcy, commercial annihilation,
exixsure, crime. (iood men mourn nuddevlls
hold carnival, nnd you see jour own name at
the head of a newspaper column In a whole
congress of exclamation points; and while you
are reading the anathema In the r. portorial
and editorial paragraph, it occurs t, jou howr
much this story Is like that of the defalcation
fifteen years ago, and a clap of thunder
shakes the window sill, saving: "With what
measure jo mete, it shall lie measured to j-ou
HAD TKMrmt HIT. TO H.LNKS.
You look lu another direction. There H
nothing like an ebullition of temper to put a
man to disadvantage. You, a man with calm
pulses and lino digestion and perfect health,
cannot understand how anybody should bo
capsized In temper by an Infinitesimal annoy
ance. You say: 'i couldn't be unbalanced
in that way." Perhaps you smile at a provoca
tion that makes another man swear. You
pride yourself on your Imperturbability. You
say with vour manner, though you have t n
much taste to say It with your words: "1 have
a great deal more sense than that man hits: 1
have a great deal more eqillpose or temper
than that man has; I never could make s uh
a pcurile exhibition of myself as that man bai
My brother, you do not realize that that
man was born with a keen nervous organiza
tion, that for forty years he has been under a
depleting process, that sickness and lrou.de
havo been helping undo what was left of
original heiilthfulucss, that much of the time
It was with him like tiling saws, Hint his
nerves have come to be merely a tangle of
disorders, and that ho Is the most pitiable ob
ject on earth, who, though he Is very sick,,
docs not look sick and nobody sympathizes.
Lot us see. Did you not say that you could uot
be tempted to an ebullition of temper! Some
September you eomo homo from your sum
mer watering place and you have inside,
away back lii your liver or spleen, what wo
call In our day malaria, but what the old
folks called chills and fever. ou take
quinine until your ears arc first buzzing bee
hives and then roaring Niagaras. You take
roots and herbs. You take everything. You
JlItOUnUT IIO.MB TO MANY MUN.
Hut the next day you feel uncomfortable,
and you yawn, and j-ou stretch, and vou
shiver, nnd you consume, nnd vou sutler.
Vexed more than you can tell, you cauuot
sleep, you cauuot eat, you cannot bear to seo
anything that looks happy; you go out to kick
tho cat that is asleep lu tho sun. Your chil
dren's mirth was once music to you; now It Is
deafening. You say: "Hoys, stop that rack
et I" You turn back from .luno to March. Iu
the family and lu tho neighborhood vour popu
larity Is ninety-live per cent oIT. The waid
savs: "What Is tho matter with that disagree
able maul What a woe-begouo oountenanco I
1 can't bear tho sight of hlin." You have got
j-our pay at leastAgot your pay. You feel just
as tiio man felt, that man for whom vou have
no mere', and my text comes iu with marvel
ous apposlteuess: "With what measure ye
mete, it shall bo measured to you again.''
In tho study of society I havo come to this
conclusion, tliat the most of tho )coplc want
to bo gooil but they do not exactly know how
to make It out. Thoy make enough good reso
lutions to lift them Into angelhood. Tho vast
majority of people who fall are tho victims ot
circumstances; they are captured by ambus
cade. If their temptations should come out
iu a regiment and light them In u fair field
they would go out In the strength and the tri
umph of David against (ioliath. Hut they do
not see the giants mid they do not seethe reg
iment. Suppose temptation should come up
to a muii and say: "Hero is alcohol; take
three tablospooiifuls of It a day until you get
dependent upon It; then after that take half a
glass three times a dav until jou g;-t depend
ent upon that amount; then goon Increasing
the amount until you are saturated from
morning until night and from night until
morning." Do you suppose any mini would
become a drunkard lu that way I O, no I
Temptation comes and says: "Take these,
bitters, take this nervine, take this uld to
digestion, take this night-cup."
nry rou nm ovmtwoitKr.n.
The Journalist ha had exhausting midnight
work. Ho has had to report beeches and
orations that keep him up to a very lato hour.
Ho has gone with much exposure, working up
some case of crime In company with a detec
tive. He sits down at midnight to write out
Ills notes from a memorandum scrawled on u
pad under unfavorable clrciimstruecs. His
strength Is gone. Fidelity to tho pub j. In
telligence, lidullty to his own llvellh iod de
mand that ho keep up. Ho must k c, up.
Ho stimulates. Airalu ami again io does
that, noil ho goes down. You may criticise
his Judgment lu the matter, hut have uicey.
Iteiiieinher tho process. Do not bo hur.l
.My friends, tills text will come to fn fo ment
in some cases In this world. The huir nun In
l'nrunteen wns shot by some unkn .i per
sou. Twenty years after tho son of tiie ii iuts
iiiau was Iu the samo forest, ami he a- ..lent
ally shot u man, und tho man lu dying said:
"(lod is just; I shot your father Just her,' twen
ty years ngo." A bishop said to Louis XI. of
lTniico: "Muko un iron cage for ull thoso
who do uot think as wo do an Iron cage lu
which the captive can neither He down nor
stand straight up." It was fashioned tho
awful Instrument of punishment. Aft:r
wliilu the bishop olfended Louis XL, mid for
fourteen years ho was In that same cage, and
could neither Ho down nor stand up. It Is u
poor rulo that will not work both ways. "With
what measure yu mete, it shall be measured to
lienor shown tiii: Mintciriu.
O, my friends, let us bo resolved to scold
less ami pray more. That which In the HIblo
Is used us tho symbol of all gracious inllu
ences Is tho dove, not the jiorcuplnc. We,
may so unsklllfully manage tho lifeboat that
we "shall run down those whom wo want to
rescue. The first preparation for Christian
usefulness Is warm-hearted, common-sense,
practical sympathy for thoo whom we want
to save. What headway will we nuke In tho
Judgment If iu tills world wo huvo been hard
ou those who havo goiie astray ! What head
way will you und I make lu the last great
judgment, when wu must have mercy or jnir
Uhf The HIblo says: "They shall have judg
ment without mercy that showed no mercy."
I see the scribes ot heaven looking
up into the face of such u man, saying:
"What I You plead for mercy, you, whom
In ull your life never had any mercy on
your fellows! Don't you remember how hard
you were lu your opinions of those who "were
astray Don't you remember when you ought
to havo given a helping hand you .employed U
hard heel! Mercy I You must mis-speak your
self when you plead for mercy here. Mercy for
others but no mercy for you. "Look,"' say the
scribes of heaven, "look at that lu.'irlptiou
over the throne of Judgment tho throne o!
dud's Judgment." See It coming out lettci
by letter, word by word, sentence by sentence,
until your startled vision reads it and your re
morseful spirit appropriates it: "With what
measure ye mete, It shall be measured to you
again. Depart, ye cursed I"
Tho oak tree in Huihnell park, Hartford,
grown from an acorn ofthe famous Charter
oak, is In a flourishing condition,' Tjils ta tbu
only successful attempt to prowrve an oil.
spring from the historic tree,