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The Oregon Scout.
UNION, OREGON, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBB 4, 1880.
THE OREGON SCOUT.
An Independent weekly journal, Issued every
JONES & CHANCEY,
Publishers nnd Proprietors.
A. K. J oxer, I
I n. ClIANCCV,
KATES OF SUlISCltHTION:
Onocopy, one year fl M
" Six inonthB 1 9
" Threo months
Invariably cash In advance.
If by any chanco subscriptions are nut paid
till end or year, two dollars will bo obarged .
Hates of advertising tundo known cu appli
cation. Correspondence from all parts of tho county
Address allcoininunlcations to A. K. Jones,
Editor Oregon Scout, Union, Or.
Gll.VNIl IlONIlH VAUW I.OIK1E, No. Ml. A. F.
and A. M. Meets on tho second nnd fourth
Saturdays of each month.
O. F. Hum,, V. M.
C. K. Davis, Secretary.
Union Lotion, No. :w. I. 0. O. F. llofrulnr
meetings on Friday evenings of each week at
their hall in Union. All brethren In pood
standing arc invited to attend, lly order or
the lodge. S. W. Lo.NO, N. G.
O. A. Thompson, Secy.
M. E. Cnuitcii Dlvlno servico every Sunday
ntiln.iniuid7p.nl. Sunday school at ;i p.
in. Prayer meeting every Thursday evening
utG:30. Kkv. Watson, Pastor.
PiiEsuvTcniAN' Cnuitcii ltegtilar church
services every Sabbath morning and evening.
Prayer meeting each week on Wednesday
evening. Sabbath school every Sabbath at
10 a. m. Kev. H. Vkii.non Hick, Pastor.
St. John's Episcopal Chuhcii Servico
every Sunday at 11 o'clock a. in,
Hkv. W. H. Powei.u Hector.
.1 ml go A. C. Craig
Shcritr A. L. Saunders
Clerk II. F. Wilson
Treasurer A. F. llonson
School Superintendent J. L. Hlndinan
Surveyor E. SIihohIh
Coroner E. H. Lewis
Geo. Ackles Jno. Stanley
State Senator L. It. Hinchiirt
F. T. Dick E. E. Taylor
Mayor D. II. Hecs
S. A.Pursel W. f). Jlcidleman
J.S. Elliott J. II. Thonmson
Jno. Kennedy A. Levy
Heeordor M. P. Davis
Marshal E. E. fates
Treasurer J. D. Carroll
Street Commissioner I.. Eaton
Departure of Trnlita.
Hegular east bound trains leavo atfl::!0a.
m. West bound trains leavo at 4:30 p. m.
J. K. ClUTJiS,
ATl'OI'Kr A'i' LAW.
Collecting and probato practlco specialties
Ollice, two doorB south of Postolliee, Union,
Attorney at Law and Notary Public.
Ofllce, ono door south of J. H. Eaton's store
I. N. CROMWELL, M. I).,
Physician and Surgeon
Ofllce, ono door south ot J. 1!. Eaton's store,
A. E. SCOTT, M. D.,
Has permanently located at North Powder,
where lit! will answer till calls,
Dentistry in nil its lirnnclies. All opera
tions warranted. Gold Filling ft specialty.
Olllee Corner A and Main Streots.
M. Uakkk. J. F. IiAKKlt.
BAKER & BAKER,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS.
D. B. REES,
OFFICE-Stato Land Oflico building,
Union, Union County, Oregon.
II. F. BURLEIGH,
Attorney tit H.snv, nl Khlnfo
uml Collect Iiik: A'
Land Oflico Business a Specialty.
Otllco at Alder, Union Co., Orogon.
J. W, SIIEI.TON
SHELTON & HARDEST!,
ATTOIOHYH A'I' I,,1M'.
Will practice in Union, linker, Orunt,
Unuitillu nnd Morrow Counties, also in the
Supreme Court of Oregon, the Plntrict,
Circuit nnd Supremo Courts of tlio United
Mining and Corporation bubinetis a sne
cialty. Ollices iu Union and Cornucopia, Oregon.
Having leaned tho tdiine,lc mill belons'ms
to h. 15. Ilinehnrt, we are prepared to tar
nish a Hiiperior quality anil mnke ot idiiii
gles at t lie following rates;
Delivorod at Union,
At tho Mills,
$3.25 Per M
$3.00 Tor M
Wo respectfully solicit a Khnro ot the
patronnsc. U0111NS & lUHlKHTS.
A. L. COBB, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN ADD SURGEOk
Having permanently located in Alder.
Union county, Oregon, will bo found ready
to attend to calls in all the various towns
and settlements of the Wallowa valley.
Cln-ouic aHhosiM-f a Specialty.
jaDTMy motto is: "Live and let live."
A. C. CRAIG, - - Proprietor.
(Union Depot, Oregon.)
f-'plcndid accommodations for commer
cial men. Tables always supplied with the
best tho market affords.
JSS-IIoT AND CoiI MlNHlt.U. UTIlS-t5-3
KENTUCKY LIQUOR STORE
AIVh SOBA I-'AtrrOBtY.
Cor, Main and I Sts., - Union, Oregon.
SIIICIOIAN A:KIiKV, Prop.
Manufacturers and dealers in Soda
Water, Sarsaparilln, Oinger Ale, Cream
Soda and Champagne Cider, Syrups, otc.
Orders promptly Idled.
PHYSICIAN & SURGE ON,
Union, Union County, Orogon.
Onicoon A street. Itcsidenco threedoors
south of the Court House.
Special attention given to Surgical prac
tice. W. R.JOHNSON,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Main Street, Union, Oregon.
Plans nnd Specifications for DwelHngs,
Ilarns and llndges furnished FUEIC OK
Bridge Building' a Specialty-
All kinds of Cabinet Work neatly execu
ted. Repairing dono on short notice.
None but tho best workmen employed,
and satisfaction guaranteed.
Call and interview mo.
FRUIT AND SHADE
APPLE, PEAR, PLUM, PRUNE, PEACH
APRICOT, CRAI1APPLE, CHERRY.
SHRUBBERY AND SHADE TREES
Of woll known varieties, suitable for this
climate. Can alio furnish foreign sorts at
one-third tho prico asked by cistern can
vassers. 1 desire to sell trees at prices
that people can afford to buy.
L. J. ROUSE,
Or. Van Wonciscar
132-134 Tttirfl Street, Portland, Oregon
IS a regular graduate in medicino; has
been longer engaged in tho special treat
ment of all Venereal, Sexual and Chronic
DisenseB than any other physician in the
West, us city papers show, and old resi
dents know; 1,000 toward for any casu
which ho fails to cure, coming under his
treatment, by following his directions.
DR. VAN is tho most successful Catarrh,
Lung and Throat Doctor in America. Ho
will tell you your trouble without asking
you a singlo question, and WARRANTS
PERMANKNTCURK in tho followiagcases:
NERVOUS DKDIL1TY, Spermatorrhea,
Seminal Losses, Sexual Decay, Failing
Memory, Weak Eyes, Stunted Develop
ment, Lack of Energy, Impoverished
Wood, Pimples, Impediment to Marriage;
also Wood and Skin Diseases, Syphilid,
Eruptions, Hair Falling, Uono Pains, Swell
ings, Sore Throat, Ulcers, Effects of Mer
cury, Kidney nnd Uladder Tumbles, Weak
Rack, llurning Urine, Incontinence, Gonor
lirea, Gleet, Stricture, receives M'arching
treatment, prompt relief nnd cure for life.
NERVOUS Diseases (with or without
dreams), Diseased discharges cured prompt
ly without hindrance to business.
ROTH SEXES consult confidentially. If
iu trouble cali or write. Delays are dang
erous. Disenecs of the Eyo or Ear, Ulceration or
Catarrh, internal or external, Duafness or
Pnralynis. Singing or Roaring NoUen,
Thickened Drum, etc., permanently cured.
LOST MANHOOD porfectly restored.
CANCERS AND TUMORS permanently
removed without tho knifo or caustic.
Medicine compounded nnd furnished to
nil patients at ollice strictly pureand vege
table. Guarantee of I'titiiANK.ST cures in
all rases undertaken. Consultation free
and strictly unfldenlinl. All correspon
dence promptly attended to; medicine Kent
by express to any address free from oxpot
ure. Call or address Private Dihpensary
Nos. ia2-13i Third St., Portland, Oregon,
Terms strictly cash. Ollice hour 6 a. in.
to 8 p. ta.
W. CAPPS, M. D.,
Surgeon and Houiconatliic Pliysiciap.
Will go to any part of Eastern Oregon
when solicited, to perform operations, or
Medicine FurnWliod 'Without UMin
Olllco adjoining .lones llroa.' Store.
W. T. Wkioiit,
Does a General Ranking llusincss. Buys
and sells oxchange, and discounts com
Collections carefully attended to, and
rt S o
rt K 7
r.-- can Favo From $J0 to ZVO on tho
J.UU purcimeo or an lnstrumont uy
W.T. IVJIICIIT, Agent, Union, Ogn
Oove Oheese Factory.
JAMES PAYNE, Proprietor.
Having procured tho services of Mr. M.
A. Sickles, a chceso maker who lias had
many years' experienco in the largest fac
tories ol Wisconsin, l icel comment, mat J
can supply my patrons with a quality sec
ond to uono on tho market.
If Orders promptly filled. Address,
Jami:r Pav.nb, Cove, Union Count j. Ore.
Two doom south of Jones Itros.' store
J. M. Johnson,
Hair cutting, shaving and shampooing
done neatly nnd in tho best style.
CITY v MEAT : MAEKET
Main Street, Union, Oregon,
BkNSON IlRO.'B - - PltOI'ItlKTOHS.
Kcop constantly on hand
BEEF. FORK., VEAL. MUTTONS AU
SAGE, HAMS, LARD, ETC.
IAL v HOTEL
Havinir recently purchased tills hotel
and refitted it throughout, I am prepared
to accommodate the hungry public in first
class style. Call and see me. Lawik Sam
i'lk Roons for tho accominodatlon of
RUTH'S WONDROUS DEVOTION,
LESSONS DRAWN FROM THE
STORY OF THE YOUNG
Tho Right Path the Best Even
Though Most Difficult to
Death Robbed of All Anguish and tho
Soul Mado Roady for the Judg
Sj.rcial to the Jdinsns City Times.
OuiMMiv, Oxt., Auk. 2:. The Rev. 1. De
Witt TalmsKV, D.D., Is attending this old
historical cmnu-nicctltig for the third time.
People from all parts of Canada attended the
forvlce to-day at which he was the preacher.
Ills text was" Ruth I., 10 and 17: "Entreat
me not to leave thee, or to return from fol
lowing after thee; for whither thou guest I
will go: and where thou lodgest, 1 will lodge;
thy people shall ho my people, and thy God
my(!od; where thou dlest, will 1 die, and
there will I he hurled; the Lord do po to nie,
nnd more also, If aught hut death part thee
nml inc." The following Is .Mr. Tahuage's
Famine In .ludca. Upon fields distinguish
ed for fertility the hllght came, and at the
door of princely ahodes Want knocked. Turn
ing his hack uKn his house and his lands.
Ellmch'ch took his wife Naomi and his two
fons and started for the laud of Moab In
search of bread, (letting Into Moab, his two
tons married Idolaters Ruth, the name of one,
Orpin; the name of tho other. Great calami
ties came upon that household. Elhnclech
dlrd and his two sons, leaving Naomi, the
wife, and the two daughters-In law. Poor
Naomi! Iu 11 strange land and her husband
and two sons dead. She must go hack to
Judca. She can not stand It In a place where
everything reminded her of her sorrow. Just
ns now, sometimes you sec persons moving
from one houc to another or from one city to
another, and you can not understand It tin til
you find out that it is because there were as
sociations with a certain place that they could
no longer hear.
Naomi's nr.TritN to jl'dka.
Naomi must start for the laud of Judca,
hut how shall she get there i Hetneen Moab
and the place where she would like to go there
are deserts; there are wild beasts ranging the
wilderness; there arp savages going up ami
down, and there Is the awful Dead bca. Well,
you say, she came over the road once, she can
do so again. Ah I when she came over the
road before, she had the strong arms of her
husband and her two sous to defend her; now
they are all gone. The hour of parting has
come and Naomi must be separated from her
two daughters-in-law, Ruth and Orpah. They
were tenderly attached, these three mourners'.
They had bent over the same sick hod; they
had moved In the same funeral procession;
they had wept over the same grave. There
the three mourners stand talking. Naomi
thinks of the time when she left Judea with a
prince for her companion. Then thev all
think of the marriage festivals, when Naomi's
two sous were uuiteu to lliese women who
have now exchanged the wreath of the bride
for the veil of the mourner. Naomi starts for
the laud of Judca, and Ruth and Orpah re
solve to go a little way along with her.
KI'TII'S NOUl.H SELF SACUIPIL'U.
They have gone hut n short distance when
Naomi turns aruiiud and savs to her dauirh-
ters-ln-law. 4,Go hack. There may be days
of brightness yet for you in your native land.
I can't bear to take y6u away from your
home and the homes o"f our kindred. I am
old and troubled. Go not along with me.
Tho J-onl deal gently with you 11s vo havo
dealt with the dead unci with me." lint they
persisted In irohur. and bo the three traveled on
until alter awhile Naomi turns around again
and begs them to go back. Orpah takes the
suggestion, and after a sad uartlntr troes awavt
hut Ruth, grand and glorious Ruth, turn her
hack upon her home. Sho sav8: "I can't
bear to let that old mother go alone. It Is my
duty to go with her." And throwing her arms
around weeping Naomi she pours out her houl
In the tenderness, and pathos, ami Christian
eloquence of my text: "Entreat me not to
leave thee, or to return from following after
nice; jor wanner mou goesl, I win go; anil
whither thou lodgest, I will lodge; thy peo
ple Khali bo my people, and thy God my God;
where thou dies:. I will die, and there will I
be burled; tho Lord do so to me, ami more
aiso, ii angnt uut (team part tnee ana me."
Five choices Ruth made In that text, and
five choices must we all, make if we ever want
to get to heaven. "
C1IOOS1NO Tlin fllltlSTIAN's OOD.
Flrpt In the first place, If we want to be
come uiirisuans, we must. lll;e ittilli in the
text, choose the Christian's God. llcautlful
Ruth looked up Into the wrinkled face of
iMaomi and sold: "iliy God snail be my
God." You see it was" 11 change of gods.
Naomi's God was Jehovah; Ruth's god was
Chemosh, the divinity of the Moahltes, whom
she had worshiped under the symbol of a black
star, .'mow sue comes out irom under mat
black-starred dlvlnitv, and takes tho Lord in
whom there is no darkness at all; the sliver
starred dlvlnitv to whom tho meteor pointed
down in Bethlehem; tho sunshiny God of
whom the 1'halmlst wrote: "The Lord God Is
a fun." And so, my friends, If we want to be
come Christians we must change godn. This
world is the Chemosh to most people. It It a
black-starred god. It can heal no wounds.
It can wipe away no sorrows. It can pay no
debts. It ran save no undying khiI. It Is a
great cheat, so many thousand miles in diame
ter and to many thousand miles In circumfer
ence. If I should put this audience under
oath, one-half of them would swear that this
world is a liar. It is a blank which makes
large advertisement of what It has In the
vaults and of the dividends that it declares,
and tells us If we want happiness, all w'c have
got to do is to coma to that bank and apply
for It In tiie hour of need, we go to that
bank to get happiness, and wo find that tho
vaults are empty, and ull reliabilities have ab
sconded and we are swindled out of every
thing. 0 thou black-starred Chemosh, Jiow
many are burning Incense at thy shrine 1 '
JEHOVAH'S WOVIJltOUS 1IKAUTIKS.
Now, Ruth turned away from this flod
Chemosh and she took Naomi's God. Who
was thatf That God that made the world and
nut you In it. The God that fashioned the
heaven and filled It with blissful Inhabitants.
The God w hoe lifetime study it has been to
make you mid all His creatures happr. The
God who watched us in childhood and led us
through tho gauntlet of infantile distresses,
feeding us when we were hungry, pillowing us
when wo were somnolent, and sending Ills
only son to wash away our pollution with the
tears and blood of His own eye and heart, and
offering to ho our everlasting rest, comfort
nnd ccttacy. A loving God. A sympathetic
God. A ureal hearted God. All allcmorn
piinlng God. A God who flings Himself on
this world In a very abandonment of everlast
ing ulfirtlou. The clouds, tho veil of Ills face.
The tea, the aquarium of Ills palace. The
tart, the dew drop 011 Ills lawn. The dod of
Hannah's prayer and Kstber's consecration
ami Mary's broken heart and Ruth's loving
and bereft spirit. O, choose yo between
Chemosh and Jehovah! The one servico In
pain and disappointment; the other service 1
brightness and life. I have tried both. I
chooe the service of God because I was
ashamed to do otherwise. 1 felt It would he
Imbecile for me to choose Chemosh above Je
O happy ilv t ti At nteil my choice
1)11 I lice, my S lor tint my (livll
Well may this glow hit: Imtn rrjnlce.
Ami tell Its raptures nil nliroutl.
O linpry boml that "! my rows
To llhu who lm-rlts ull my loir!
l.cl cheerful anthem till llUhou.r,
While 10 Iila nicri'il throuc 1 move.
Illch Heaven, that heprd the aulcmn vow,
'I lint o rcnewcil uliall ilally hear;
Till In llfe'n latent hour 1 how,
Ami bleu In death a hoiul o dear.
roLLOwtxo Tin: hioiit path.
Second Again; If we want to he Chtls
tlans, like Ruth In the text we must take the
Christians path: "Where thou goest, 1 will
Co," cried out the beautiful Moabltcss of
Naomi, the mother-in-law. Dangerous prom
ise that. There were deserts to bs crossed.
There were jackals that came down through
the wilderness. There were bandits. 'I here
was the De.ul Sea. Naomi savs: "Until von
must go back. You are too delicate to take
this Journey. Yon will give out Iu the llrt
live miles. " You cannot go. You hnve not the
physical stamina or tho moral courage to go
with me." Ruth resjiouds: "Mother, I am
going anyhow. If I stay Iu this land I will be
ove rliorue of the Idolaters. If 1 go alone with
von 1 shall serve (Soil. Give me that bundle.
Let nie carry it, I am going with you,
And if we want to serve God we must do as
Ruth did, rryingout: "Where thou goest, I
will go." Nevermind the Dead sea. Afoot
or horseback. If theie be rivers to fonl, we
must ford them. It there be mountains to
scale, we must scale them. If there be ene
mies to light, wo must tight them. It re
quire grit and pluck to get from Moab to Ju
dab. O. how many Christians there arc who
can he diverted from tho path by a quiver of
the Hp, Indicative of scorn I They do not sur
render to temptation, hut thev bend to It.
And if In a company there be those who tell
unclean stories they will go no far as to tell
something 011 tho 'margin between tho tho
pure and impure. And if there be those who
swear In the room and use the ruogh word
"damn" thev will go so far as to tiso the
word "darn'' anil looking over the fence wish
ing they could go farther; but as to any de
termination, like KntliV, to go tho whole road
of all that is right, they have not the grace to
do it. They hnve not In all their body as much
courage as Huth had in her little linger. O,
my friends, let us start for heaven and go
clear through! In the river that runs bv the
gate of the city we shall wash oil ail our
TUB IIOMK 01' A CltlUSTIA.V.
When Dr. Chalmers printed his astro
nomical discourses they were read In tho
haylofts, In the Holds, In the garrets and In
tho paliccs, because they advocated tho
idea that the stars were inhabited. O,
hearer, does not your soul thrill with the
thought that there Is another world beauti
fully Inhabited 1 Nay, more, that you, by
the grace ot God, may become ono ot its
Third Again I remark: If we want to
become Christians, like Ruth In the toxt,
we must .choose the Christian's habitation.
"Wlicro thou lodgest, will 1 lodge," cried
Ruth to Naomi. She knew that wherever
Naomi stopped, whether It were hovel or
mansion, there would be a Christian home,
and sho wanted to bo In It. What do I
mean by 11 Christian home I I mean a homo
In which the Bible Is the chief book; a.
home In which tho family kneel In prayers',
a home in which father and mother am
practical Christians; a homo in which on
Sabbath, from sunrise to sunset, there is
profitable converse, and cheerful song, and
hiiggeHtlous of a hotter world, Whether
the wall be frescoed or not, or only a cell
ing of uuplancd rafters; whether marhlo
lions arc couchant at tho front entrance, or
a plain latch is lifted by a tow-string, that
homo is tho aute-e.liainber of heaven. A
man never gets over having lived In such
an early home. It holds you in un oternal
grip. Though your parents may have
been gone forty years, the tears of pnl
tencu and gladness that were wept at the
family altar still glitter In your memory.
Nay, do you not now feel warm and hot on
your hand tho tears that mother shed thirty
years ago, when, oue cold winter night,
sho camo and wrapped von up in tho lieu
and prayed for your welfare here and for
your everlasting welfare before tho throne!
sr.TTISO A (1001) KXAMPI.E.
O, ye who are to set up your own home, sco
that ft be a Christian home I Let Jesus make
the wine at the wedding. A homo without
God Is an awful place, there are so manv
perils to threaten It, and God Himself is so
bitterly against It; but "tho Lord encampeth
around about tho habitation of the lust."
What a grand thing it is to have God stand
cuaru at me aoor. ami tlio l.oni Jesus tlin
family physlcluu; and the wings of angels tho
canopy over the pillow, and the Lord of Glory
a perpetual guesi. 1011 say 11 is imiiortaut
that the wife and mother be a Christian. I
say It Is just as lmortant that tho husband
and father ho a Christian. Yet how many
clever men there are who say: ".My wlfo does
all the religion of my house. I am a worldly
man; hut I have confidence iu her and I think
she will bring the whole family up all rlcht."
It will uot do. my brother. The tact that you
arc not u Christian has more inllueuco 011 vour
family than the fact that your wlfo 'is 11
Christian. Your children will sav: "rather'
a very good man; he Is not a Christian and If
ho can risk tho future I can risk tho future."
O, fattier and husband I join your wlfo on tho
road to heaven uml at night gather your
family at the altar. Do you say: "I can't
pray. I am a man of few words and I don't
think I could put half a dozen sentences to
gether in such a prayer." You can pray; you
cau. If your child wero down with scarlet
fever, and the next hour wero to decide its
recovery or its death, jou would pray In sobs,
and groans, and paroxysms of earnestness.
Yes. vou can nrav. When tho eternal llfo of
your household may depend ujxhi your stippll-
canon, lei your Knees nmner aim go uown,
but if you still Insist that you cannot compose
a prayer, then buy or borrow a prayer
lisisa- nt Iij. Vnl. I ol,irl. ..n.l . 1 1. .......... -
family, and put your prayer book on a chair,
aud kneel down beloro it, and In a solemn and
hushed presence of God, gather up all your
sorrows, and temptations, and sins, and cry
out: "Good Lord, deliver us."
THE IIBST Of COMPANION!).
Fourth Again I remark: If we want to he-
come Christians, like Ruth In the text, wo
must choose Chrlstlau associations. "Thvneo-
Rio shall be my people," cried out Ruth to
laoml. 'Tho folks vou associate with, I want
to associate with. 'Ihey will como and see me,
and I will iro and see tliem. I want to mnvn
in the highest of all circles, tlio circle ot God's
elect j and tlicrefore, mother, I am going back
with you to tho land of Judah." Do you who
are seeking after God and I sutipoan there
aro many such In tills presencedo you who
paraphernalia." Well, this Is a free country,
and you shall have the right of choice, but let
mo tell you that tho purest mirth, and the
moat untrammeled glee and tho greatest
resilience of soul aro iuslde Christian compan
ionship and uot outside of It. 1 have tried
both styles of companionship tho companion
ship of the world and the companionship of
Christ; and I know by experience. 1 have
been now so long in tho tuuthlny experienco
aud society of Christian people that when I
un coinpciieu to to lor a lime wu e amid in. '
are sccKing aiier uou preier utirisuan society
to worldly society I "No," you say; "I prefer
the world's mirth, and tho world's laughter,
nnd the world' Innuendo, unit tho world's
tense worldlv society I feel depressed. It la
like going oiit of a June garden Into an Ico
house. Men never know fully how to laugh
until thev become Christians. The world's
laughter has a jerk of dissatisfaction at tlie
cad; hut when a man Is consecrated to God,
and he is all right for the world to conic, then
when he Iauirhs body, mind and soul crackle.
Let n giotip of ministers of tho gospel, gather
ed from all denominations of Christians, be
together In a dining hall, or in a social circle,
nnd you know they are proverbially jocund.
O, j'p unconverted people I 1 know not how
you Van stand It down iu that moping, bilious,
saturnine, worldlv association. Come up Into
the sunlight of Christian ocletv tho'-e jieoplo
for whom nit things are working right now,
and will work riulit forever. I tell you that
the sweetest j.ipoidcas grow In the Lord's gar
den; that the largest crapes are from the vine
yards of Canaan; that the most sparkl'ng
"Hoods break forth from the Rock of Ages. Do
not tin) much pity this Utith of my text; for
she is going to become Joint owncrbf thegreat
harvest fields of lioaz.
PKlTlt UOIlllIU) OF ALL PAIN.
Fifth Once more: If we want to become
Christians, we must, like Ruth In the text,
choose the Christian dentil and burial. She
exclaimed: "Where thou dlest will I die, and
there will 1 be burled." I think wo all, when
leaving tins world, would Hue to bo surround
ed bv Chrlslian Influences. You would not
like to have your dying pillow surrounded by
caricaturist, and punsters, and wine bibbers.
How would j ou like to have John Leech come
with his London plctorals, and Christopher
North with his loose fun, and Tom Hood with
his rhvnilng jokes, when you are dying! Vol
No I No I Let me have u Christian nurse In
my last sickness. Let me have a Christian
physician to administer the medicines. Let It
ho a Christian wife, or parent, or child, that
watches the going out of the tides of my moral
existence. Let Christian men come "in and
read of the Illuminated valley, and the ex
tinguishment of grief, and drawn tho hoarse
blasts ot deatli with the strains of "Mount
l'isgah" and "Saint -Martin."
In our last moment wo will all be children.
Said Dr. Guthrie, the famous Scotch clergy
man, when dying: "Sing mo a bairn's
hymn." Yes, we w ill all bo children then. In
that hour the world will stand confounded
around us. Our fi lends may c-y oyer us; tears
will not help us. They may look sad; irlint
wo want Is radiation in ihe last moment,
thinking It will help them to die. In our last
moment we want that bread which came down
from heaven. -Who will glvo it to usl O, wo
want Christian people In the room, so that If
our hope begins to struggle thev may say:
"Courage brother! all Is welll Courage!
THIS LAST MOMKXTS OP LIFE.
In that expiring moment I want to hear the
old songs that wo used to sing In church and
prayer-niocting. In that last moment I want
to hear the voice ot some Christian friend
pleading that tho sins and short-comings ot
my life may Iks forgiven, and the doors of
heaven may be opened before my entranced
Come sins to me of hearrn,
Vlienlrm about to die;
Sing oiik uf holy testacy,
To watt my soul un high.
Yes; Christian people on cither side the bed,
and Christian people at tho foot of the bed.
and Christian peoplo to closo my eyes, and
Christian people to carry me out, and Chris
tian people to look after those whom I leave
behind, and Christian peoplo to remember me
a little while after I am gone. "Where thou
dlest, will I die, and there will I be burled."
Sometimes an epitaph covers up more than
it expresses. Walking through Greenwood
cemetery I have sometimes seen au Inscription
which impressed mo how hard the sculptor and
friends were trying to make out a good story
In stone. I saw from the inscription that tho
man or woman burled there had died without
hope. Tho inscription told me the man was a
member of congress, or a bank president, or
Bomo prominent citizen, but said nothlug
about his soul's destiny. The body Is nothing.
Tho soul I The soul! And here by this In
scription I seo that tills man was born In 1S0O
und died In 1875. Scvcnty-llvo years on earth
and no Christian hope I O, If la all the ceme
teries of your city tho graves of those who
havo gone out of tills world unprepared should
sigh on tho wind, who would havo tho ncrvu
to drive through such aplacel If all those
who havo gone out of this world unprepared
could como back to-day and lloat through this
air, telling the story of their discomfiture, this
audience would fall Hat on Its face, asking to
bo rescued from the avalanche of horror.
1H5APY POll TUP. JUIIflMKNT PAY".
My hearers, do vou wonder that this Ruth
of niy toxt made fho Christian's choice and
closed It with the ancient form of impreca
tion upon her own soul, it sho ever forsook
NaomH "The Lord do so to me, and mom
also, If aught hut death part theo and me."
They were to live together. Come tho Jackals,
como tho bandits, roll on Dead heal My
hearers, would you not llko to ho with your
Christian friends forever! JIavg there not
gone out persons from your household whom
you would like to spend eternity with! They
were mild aud loving and gentle and beautiful
whllo here. You havo no idea that tho Joys
of heaven have made them worse. Chooso
their Christ and you may have their heaven.
They went in washed through tho blood of
the Lamb, and vou must have tho same glori
ous ablution. With holy violence I put my
bauds on you to-day, to push you on toward the
Immediate choice of tills only Saviour. Havo
lllm you must, or perish world without end.
Klect this moment as tho ono of contrition
aud transport. O, glvo ono intense, earnest,
behoving, loving gaze Into the wounds opened
for your eternal salvation,
Some of you I confront for the first and the
last time until tho Judgment, and then we
shall meet. Will you be ready I
Montul Dlscitso Frequent Among' Sov
croitfiiH. Tho death of tho King of Bavaria
lias called forth a (rrcnt number of ps
nays and treatises on mental insanity
aud its causes. In ono of these tho
woll-known Gorman scientist, Professor
llackol, points out that mental diseaso
is much mora frequont among tho high
er and highest clasos of society than
among tho common people. Ho says:
"Mental disuasos tiro romarktibly fre
quent among sovereigns. Tho cele
brated specialist for diseases of tho
brain has shown that tho proportion of
lunatics in roiguiug families, as com
pared to that of tho population of tlio r
country, is as b'O to 1 that is to say,
that lunacy occurs sixty times as often
in reigning families as among ordinary
mortals. If similar accurate statistics
woro taken as to tlio frequency of luna
cy among tho nobility it would at onco
uppuar Hint this class also furnishes n
much largor contingent of 1 unities
than iion-arJstooratIo humanity. Tlio
catiso of this is the unnatural or one
sided education and ,tho artiiielal scp-
tho rust of their fellow creatures, which
separatum causes many dark sides of
numau nature to ueeoiaq particularly
developed artificially trained, tu) ft
woro, and by the lavy of - her&ditles they
aro more strongly tUtVolopwl iu every
c.imin.llni. o.i..oi.olUuS Hal) It,, ft
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