The Oregon scout. (Union, Union County, Or.) 188?-1918, February 26, 1887, Image 8

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    MITCHELL LEWIS CO.,
(LIMITED.)
factory, Racine, Wis.
Manufacturers of
CARRIAGES, BUGGIES, PHAETONS
Buckboarcls, Road Carts, Spring Wagons, Etc.
MITCHELL FARM AND SPRING WAGOMS.
CANTON CLIPPER PLOWS, IIARKOWS. ETC.
GALE CHILLED PLOWS. AND IDEAL FEED MILLS.
SEND FOR CATALOGUE AND PRICE LIST. FREE
MITCHELL & LEWIS GO,, Limited.
192-194 Front St., Portland, Oregon.
KIMBALL
Pianos &
E. M. FURMAN, Agent.
WALLA WALLA,
HOWL AND & WILSON,
Miinfucturors ul
F1 TLX IR,
Main Street; Union, Oregon.
Keep constantly on hand a largo supply of Parlor and Red Room Sots, Hod
ding, Desks, Olllco rurnituro, etc.
Upholstering Done in the Best Style.
Lounges, Mattresses, and all Kinds of Furniture juado to order. Your patron-
ago solicited.
JONES
Dealers
Groceries, Tobaccos and Cigars.
Variety and Fancy Goods,
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry.
Musical Instruments, Picture Frames, Rlrd Cages, Raby Carriages, Etc.
Candies, Nuts and Fruits, Schsol Rooks, Stationery, Periodicals, Novels,
Etc., of Evory description.
Orders from all parts of tho country promptly attendsd to.
PHOTOGRAPH - GALLERY.
JToxi.es Bros., xetis-s.
All Kinds of Fliotoppliic Wort Done in a Superior Manner.
Now Soonory and Accessories Just Ruuolved.
AH Work Warranted to Give Satisfaction.
VIEWS OF RESIDENCES TAKEN ON APPLICATION
Branch, Porilanfl, Orep.
and Dcalors in
Organs
WASHINGTON TERRITORY.
TXT RES
BROS.,
in
tin
Sip
POWDER
Absolutely Pure-
This powder never varies. A mnrvel ol
purity, ntretiEtlfand wholesomeness. Moro
economical than tho ordinary kinds, and
cannot bo sold in competition with the
multitude ol low test, short weight alum
or nliosphiito powders, hold only in cans
KOVAL, JSAkl.NO I'OWDEH IX., JUU tVUIl Ol.
N. Y.
A. L. COBB, WJ. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Ilavine nermancntlv located in Alder,
Union county, Oregon, will bo found ready
to attend to calls in all tho vnrioiiH towns
and settlements of the ullowa valley.
Chronic IMmcumin n. Speciulty
PSr-My motto la: "Livo and let livo."
DEPOT HOTEL
A. 0. ORAIO, - - Proprietor,
(Union Depot, Oregon.)
Splendid accommodations tor commer
cial men. Tables always supplied with th(
best tho market affords.
Sr-IIoT and Cold Mi.vehal IUtiisTSS
KENTUCKY LIQUOR STORI
AIV1 SOA I'ACTOKV.
Cor, Main and I Sts., Union, Oregon
SIIICK.IIAN A:IHI.i:V, I'rop.
Manufacturers and dealers in Soda
Water, Sarsapurilla, Cinccr Ale, Creain
Hoilu and Champngno uuer, oyrups. eic
Orders promptly filled.
-COMMERCIAL
Livery ml Feel
OrrosiTE Centennial. Hotel,.
JOIIN B. ELIOTT,
PROPItlETOR.
ITavins furnished this old and popular
hostelry with amnio room, plenty of feed.
good hostlers and now buggies, is better
prepared than ever to accommodate cus
tomers. My terms uro reasonable.
GOVE TMERY.
Adah Cuosbmax, PuoritnrroR.
Han now on hand and for sale the best ot
IIAKN12SS, LADIOO,
LPl'KIi nnd
LACK LEATHER.
SHEEP SKIN'S, ETC.
Paid for Hides and Pelts.
SMOKE OUH
"PUNCH"
llest Havana Filled
Five Cent Cioar. !
o
Jones Uros., agents, Union.
E. (JOLLINSKY & CO.
SPRING WWII)
BLOSSOM
THK OKKAT
Anti-Bilious f Dyspeptic Remedy,
DYSPEPSIA.
ARE YOU AFFLICTED?
nVSl'KPfllA bn rich prcull.r cbaran-rttttci thu
u no one can mittiKe nr nature or tut .--"iniaiDi
II. .pnptu'lii .rn Mick IIfuiIiicIm , Nmi- 4lum-
cli, llrucliilluu. llnirtbuiii. Wiilrr Uritsli,
VhiiII.iiIIm. I'ullit Ih the Hi lt Mini i.ol
ii rill li ir Men il I Inn Mt th IMtuftheNt iiia.Il
Ci. or Aiielllo. tie. Tho nlumll wieerft'
ktwmt Morote trnt le tpoadrnt, nd or
tfi'-ninr Oloomj and tfutpk'louii Mr It n, iarj n
. ImrUtn. ml J ft la the Called Sl.le. t lenit tv
ttlnli of tn iwpuLttoa .re troubled wtUi i'livcwl
And Um Cuctplaiut, mar. or leu.
YOU OAJN Ilia OUItlCI
Spring Blossom is Soli on Its Merits.
tarTIUAL SIZE, 10 OJSNTa.l
Sold. ty all rJjrs-vargrlata
SPRING
BLOSSOM
CERTAINLY CURES!
Blla PIinu, tn their mrrl4 fonni art U
w.ji lollifDie more pArtfcaUily to n la
tb. h.p if Holla or 1 iii)Im oo
ltdtrt' ftc-tul when thli retieJ) laiolen
aooonilEk to dlreciloo. . enr ut eertalblr
(allow. It iiot vh.t It utuiJIj CMIM t Ulturt
the t.klnir of which. Ib ni.nj 'i.tUnrr, u
only . prtle .1 for drlnitnr bu U free from
Alcoholic 6 Imul.alt, mdlt . tfflcdoutl.
it. r.talu Ui ui Ukf.nl ulou .uulu
Salt Rhoum and Sorofula
dlllU J10.ID aT IAD, PHtlKlLTUT
.ioaTlOk.-AL.o
CANCERS, T IMORS, ULCERS, ABSCESSES.
CAN I X KHTIRKUT CUIlKll BT
spni.sra blossom
"THE RANSOMED."
DR. TALMAGE'S SUNDAY DISCOURSE,
A Lesson on "How to Triumph
Over Sin."
Christ Will Dalivor All Those Who Put
Their Trust in Him.
Urooklt:;, Feb. 13. Over six hundred per-
tons have joined tho Brooklyn Tabernacle,
pastor, the Hcv. T. DeWItt Talmage, U. D.,
during the present revival, lnaklnt; thu com
iimiilcant membership of this church about
four thousand. Professor Henry Eyro llrowne
rendered an orcan solo, second sonata in E
minor, by A. 0. Hitter. Tlio coiiBreKatlonal
snurlup was Ilko the voice of many waters.
when the pastor cave out the hymn:
"lie leadetli me; O ulctscd thought!
0 word, wllli heavenly comfort lmiiRtitr
iuo suuject, ol Ur. lalmae's bermon was
''TheKausoincd,"and his text was 1 Corinthi
ans, en. vi, v.bu: "le are Uoti"lit wltu a
pr.ee."
Your friend takes you through his valuable
house. You examine the arches, the fresco,
he grass-plots, the fish-ponds, the conscrva-
orlcs, the parks hL decf, and you say within
foursclf, or you say aluud: "What did all
this cost" You sec costly apparel, or you see
a high mettled span of horses harnessed with
dllvcr and gold, anu you hegiu to uitiku an
stlinate of the value. The man who owns a
large estate cannot Instantlv tell you what It
Is all worth. He says: "I will estimate so
much for the house, so much for this furniture,
bo much for laying out thu grounds, so much
for the stock, so much for the barn, so much
for tho equipage adding up, in all making
this aggregate."
Well, my friends, I hear so much
about our mansion in heaven, about
Its furniture and tho grand surround
ings, that I want to know how much
it is all worth, and what has actually been
paid for it I cannot complete In a mouth or
a year the magnificent calculation; but before
I get through to-dny I hope to give you tho
figures. "Yo are bought with a price."
With tome friends I went into London
Tower to look at the crown jewels of England.
We walked around, caught one glimpse of
them and, being In the procesidon, were com
pelled to pass out. I wish that to-day I could
take this audience into tho tower cf God's
mercy and strength, that you might walk
around just once at least and Fee thu crown
jeuels of eternity, behold their brilliance and
estimate their value. l-Yo are bought with a
price." Now, if ye have a larce amount ot
money to pay, you do not pay It nil at once,
but you pay ft by installments so much the
first of January, so much the first of April, ho
much the llrst'of July, so much the first of Oc
tober, until the entire amount is paid. And I
have to tell this audience that "You have
been bought with a price," and hat price was
paid In different installments.
The first installment paid for the clearance
of our souls was the Ignominious birth of
Christ in Iletlilehem. Though we may never
bo carefully looked after afterward, our ad
vent Into the world is carefully guarded. We
come Into the world amid kindly attentions.
Privacy and silence are afforded when God
launches au immortal soul Into the world.
Even the roughest of men know enough to
stand back, lint I have to tell ou that iii the
village on the side of tho hill, there was a very
bedlam uproar when Jesus was born. In a
village capable of accommodating only a few
hundred people, many thousand people were
crowded; and amid ostlers and muleteers, and
camel drivers yelling at stupid beasts of bur
den, tho Messiah appeared. No silence.
No privacy. A better adapted place
hath the eaglet in the ejrie hath
the whelp In tho lion's lair. The exile ot
heaven lletli down upon the straw. The first
night out from the pafaco of heaven ipcnt In
nn outhouse. One hour after lav Ing aside the
robes of heaven, dressed in a wrapper of
course linen. One would have supposed that
Christ would have mailt', a more gradual de
scent, coming from heaven first to a half-way
world of great magnitude, then to Ciusnr's
palace, then to a mciehant'' castle in Galilee,
then to a private home in Ilethaiiy, then to a
fisherman's hut, and last of all to the stable.
No! It was one leapj from the top to the
bottom.
Let us open the door of the earavansarv In
Iletlilehem, and drive away the camels. Press
on tin ough the group of Idlers nnd loungers.
Wliat, U .Mary, no iignu ".n llglit," sue
say, "save that which comes through the
door." What, .Mary, no to .lf "None," she
fays, "only that which Is brought in thu sack
on the Journey." Let the Iti'ttilehem woman
who has coinu In here with kindly alleetlons
put buck tin- covering from the babe that we
may look uimiii It. Look! Look! Uncover
your head. Let us kneel. Let all voices bo
hushed. Sou of Mary I Son of God! Child
of a day mniiaieh ot eternity 1 In that eye
tho glance of a God. OmiiiKiteueu slie.itlied
In that babe's arm. That voice to b,e changed
from the feeble plaint to the tone that shall
wake the dead. Ilosauual ilosannal Glory
bo to God that Jesus came from throne to
manger that wo might rise from manger to
throne, and that all the gates aru open, and
that the door of heaven that otieu sw ung this
way to let Jesus out, now swings thu other
way to let us in. Let all the bellmen of
heaven Jay hold the rope, and ring out the
news: "llehold. I bring you glad tidings of
great lov. which shall be to all reoiile: for to
day Is born In tho tlty of David, a Saviour
wmcu lsmrist, mo l.oni!"
Tho second Installment paid for our soul's
clearance was tho scene In Qiiar.tiitaula, a
mountainous region full of caverns, where
there are to this day panthers and wild beasts
of all sorts; so you must now, the traveller
says, go there iirmtd with knife or gun or
pistol. It was there that Jesus went to think
and pray, and It was there that this monster of
hell, more sly, more terrific than anything that
prowled In that country S.ttau himself, met
Christ. The rose In tho cheek of Christ that
Puhliiu l.entulus, In his letter to the Hoinau
Senate, ascribed to Jesus that rose had scat
tered Its petals. Abstinence from food had
throw u him Into emaciation. The longest ab
stinence from food recorded In profane history
la that ot tho crew uf the ship Juno; for twen-
r-inreo uays wiey natt iiotiung to eat. nut
lis sufferer had fasted a mouth and ten davs
before He broke fast.
iluugermust have agonized everv fibre of
thu body and gnawed on the stomach with
teeth of death. The thought of n morsel of
bread or meat must have thrilled tho bodv
with something like ferocity. Turn out n pack
of men hungry as Christ w as a-hungercd, and
If they had strengtti with one veil they would
devour you us n Hon a kid. "it was In that
pang of hunger that Jesus was accosted, aud
Satan said: "Now change these stones, which
look like bread. Into an actual supply of
bread." Had ttie temptation coiiie to you or
to mo under those circumstances, we would
have cried; "iiread it shall be!' and been ab
most linpatl.'ut at the time taken for mastica
tion; hut Christ with one hand beat back tho
monarch of darkuc.'s. O, ye tempted ones I
Christ was tempted. We are told that Na
poleon onlered a coat of mall made; but ho
was not quite certain that It was Impenetra
ble, so lie tald to tho manufacturer of that
coat of null: "Put It on now Your
self and let us try It": and with shot
after shot from his own nlstol the emperor
found out that it was just what It pretended
to be a good coat of mall. Then the man
received a largo reward. 1 bless God that
the mine coat of mall that stiuck back the
weapons of temptation from the heart of
Christ we may all now wonr; for Jesus comes .
and says: "I have Iwu tempted, aud I
know w hat It U to be tempt. Take tiii. rube
that defe.ided Me and wear It for yourselves.
1 will see you thn.ugh all tr.als, aud 1 will see
on iiirtmgti all temptation."
"llul," sa Silati still further to
Jesus,
wort h
iirncy
( I tie
come mid Iwillslmik Mm till,, v
looking at." and all,i i .i i d i. i
tl 'V ante Ji tuulem . n i t ili t. ,
lein 'H .Iiit as .i . ii, I t . . , i..n,.- 1...,
ti
of the lower of Antucip ulU louk otlupcu
Belgium, so Satan brought Christ to the top
of the Temple. Some jople at a great height
feel dizzy, nnd have a strange disposition tc
Jtlinp; so saian comes 10 jurist wun 11 turner
fill temptation In that very crisis. Standing
there at the top of the Temple thev look off.
A magnificent reach ot country. Grain fields,
vineyards, olive groves, forests and streams.
"Now," says Satan, "I'll make n bargain.
Just jump till. I know it's a .great way from
the top of the Temple to tho valley, but if
you are divine you can fly. Jump oft It
won't hurt you. Angels will catch you.
Your father will hold you. Desldes, I'll make
voua large-present, If vou will. I'll give you
Asia Minor. I'll give jou India. I'll give you
China. I'll give you Ethopla. I'll give vou
Italy, I'll give you Spain, I'll give you Ger
many, I'll' give you Hrltaln, I'll give you nil
tho world." What a humiliation it must have
been.
Go to-morrow morning nnd get In an
altercation with tome wretch crawing
up from the gin-ecllar in the Fourth
Wnrd, New York. "No," you say, "I would
Not bemean mvsclf bv getting In such it con
test." Then think of what the King of
heaven and earth endured when lie was down
and fought that great wretch ot hell, and
fought hlm In the wilderness and on tho top
of tile Temple. Hut I bless God that In that
triumph over temptation Christ gives us t tie as
surance that we also shall triumph. Having
Himself been tempted, He Is able to succor
all those that are tempted.
In a vloleut storm at sea the mate told a
boy for the rigging had become entanged lit
the mast to go up and right It. A gentleman
standing on the deck said: "Don't send that
boy up; ho will be dashed to death." The
mate said: "I know what I am about,' Thu
boy raised Ids hat in recognition of the order,
anil then rose, hand over hand, nnd went to
work; and as he swung In thu storm the pas
sengers wrung their hands and expected to
sec hlm fall. The work done, he came down
in satetv, and a Chihtinu man said to hlm:
"Why did you go down in the forecastle be
fore you went up?" "Ah." said the boy, "1
went down to pray. My mother always taught
me before I undertook anything great to pray."
"What Is that-Oit have In jour vesti" said tho
man. "O, that Is the New Testament," ho
said, "I thought I would carry it with me if I
really did go overboard. "How well that boy
was protected! I care not how great the
height or how vast the depth, with Christ
within us, and Christ beneath us, nnd Christ
above us, mid Christ all around us, nothing
shall befall us in the way ot harm. Christ
himself, having been in the tempest, will do
liver alt those who nut their trust in him.
Blessed be his glorlhus name forever.
The third Installment paid for our redemn.
tion was the Saviour's sham trial. I call
It a sham trial there has never been any
thing so indecent or so unfair In the
Tombs Court of New York as was
witnessed at the trial of Christ. Why, they
hustled Him into tho court-room nt two o'clock
lu the morning. They gave Him no time
for counsel. They gave Him no opportunity
for subpoenaing witnesses. The rulliatis who
were wandering around through the midnight,
of course they saw the nrrest' and went into
the court-room. But Jestis's friends were
sober men, were respectable men, and nt that
hour, two o'clock In the morning, of coursu
they were at home asleep. Conseouentlv
Christ entered the court-room with the
rulllaus.
Oh, look nt Hlm! No 0110 to SDcak a wonl
for Hlm. 1 lift the lantern until I can look
into His face, and as mv heart beats In sympa
thy for this, the best friend thu world ever
had, Himself now utterly friendless, an oillccr
of the court-room comes up and smites Him
in the mouth, aud I see thu blood stealing
from gum and Hp. Oh, it was a faicu of a
trial, lasting only perhaps an hour, aud then
the judge rises for the sentence ! It Is against
the law to give seutencu unless there has been
an adjournment ot the court between con
demnation ntyd sentence; but what cares this
judge for the lawl "The man has no friends
let hlm die," says the judge, and the rufllans
outside the rail cry: "Aha I aha! that's what
we want His blood. Hand him out here to
us. Away with Hlm lawny with Him!" Oh,
I bless God that amid all thu Injustice that
may bo f nil let oil upon us lu this world we
have u divine sympathizer. The world can
not lie about you nor abuse you as much as
they dlil Christ, and Jesus stands to-day In
every court-room, in everv home, lu every
store, and says: "Courage! By all my hours of
maltreatment and abuse, 1 will protect
those who are trampled on." Aud whett
Christ forgets that two o'clock morn
ing scene, and the slroko of the rutliau on
the mouth, and the howling of tho unwashed
crowd, then He will forget you and me lu the
Injustices ot llfo that may bo inflicted upon
us.
Some of you want deliverance from vour
troubles. God knows you have enough of
them. Physical troubles; dometslc troubles;
spiritual troubles; financial troubles. You
have been gathering them up, some perhaps
lor live, or six, or seven years, ami you nave
divided them into two classes: Those ou can
talk about aud those you cannot talk about;
and 11s tlioe griefs are the most grinding and
depressing which you cannot mention, you
got condolence for the things you can speak
of, while you get 110 condoioueu for the things
Mint you cannot. In your school days you
learned how to bound the States and could
tell what rivers and lakes and mouuta ns ran
through them. If you weru asked to-dav to
bound our wordly estate you would say It Is
bounded on the north by trouble, and on the
south by trouble, and 011 tho east by trouble,
and on the west by trouble, while" rivers of
tears and lakes 01 woe, mid mountains of
disaster run through It. What are you going
to do with your troubles! Win- do you not go
to the theater and have your mind absorbed
in 6otue tragedy! "Oh," you say, "every
thing I have seeii on the boards of the stage
is tame compared Willi tho tragedy of my own
life!" Well, then why do you not go to
your trunks and closets and gather up all tho
mementoes of your departed friends and put
them out of sight, and take down their pict
ures from the" wall and put In tlie frame a
harvest sceno or some bright and gay specta
cle! "Ah," vou sav, "if I should remove all
these mementoes of my departed friends,
that would not take away tho killing pictures
that are hanging in thu gallery of my own
heart." Well, If that does not help
you, why do not plunge Into society
and try to wash oft In worldly gaye
tles nil these nssolhuents of tho soul)
"Oh." you say, "I have tried that!
but how cau I hear other children laugh when
my children are silent! How cau I see other
happy families when my own happy family is
broken up! Trouble, trouble!" Hilt do vou
gain anything by brooding over vour misfor
tunes, by sitting down lu a dark room, by a
comparison of the sweet past with the bitter
present! "No; that makes things worse."
Hut I have to tell you to-dav that the Christ
of all sympathy presents Himself.
Is there anybody in this hntiso that can got
along without sympathy! I do uot think that
I could live a day without It And vet there
are a great ninny who seem to get along with
out any divine sympathy. Their fortune in
tho couutlng-room, or lu tho store, or in thu
Insurance company, takes wings and flies
away. They button up n ctiniles3 pocket.
They sit down in jKMiury where once they had
atlluencc, and yet there is 110 Jesus to stand
by them aud sav:
"Oh, man, there are treasures that never
fall, in banks that never break I I will take
caro of you, 1 own the castle on a thousand
hills, and you shall never want" They have
no such divine Saviour to say that to them. I
do not know how they get along. Death
comes to the nursery. One voice less In tho
household. One less fountain of jov and
laughter. Two bauds less to be busy all daw
Two feet less to bound through the hall.
Shadow after shadow following through that
household, vet 110 Jesus to stand Mere mid
say: "I am the shepherd. That lamb is not
lost I took It off the cold mountains. All's
well." Oh. can you tell mo tho mystery!
Can you colve it I Tell me ho.v it Is that men
aud women with aches, aud pains, aud sor
rows, and lo'scs, and exasperations, a:d be
reavements, can get along without a sympa
thizing ChrUtl I cannot understand it.
But I como here to say this morning that if
youftall, want divine sympathy you can havo
It There are tw o or three passagesof Scripture
that throO with pltv and Kindness and love.
"Cast thy burden on the Lord and he will
sustain thee." 'Come, unto Mo all ye who
nn treaty and bu-tvy laden and I will give
you rot." Oh, there aru green pastures
where the Heavenl. Supplier J leads ttie sick
ami Wounded ol the Hock! Wh ' all the
other tie.- tf the orrliar I fail. Gxl I, ,4 on
tree of fruit for li a ticir rmidren. lii 'Uti
the organ ail.s out Us re ititcui, there com is
afterward a song, a chant, nn anthem, a bat
tie-march, a coronation, a victory. Do you
not want tlio sympathy of Jesus! I offer It
this morning to every man and woman In this
house; you need Hlm. Oh, b6w much you
need Hltul . . .
There was n chaplain In tho nnny wounded
unto death. While lying there 011 the field he
heard nt a great distance oil some one crviiig
out In great pain: "Oh, my Godl' and he
said to himself: "I am dying, hut I think,
perhaps, I could help Mint man. Although I
cau't walk I'll just roll over to where he is."
So he rolled over In his own blood, nud rolled
over the bodies of the slain, and rolled on un
til he enmc to where the otliT man was dy
ing, and put, as it were, his wound against
that wound, nnd his sorrow ngaiust tliat sor
rcx, nud heljicd to alleviate It. Aud so It
seems to mo that Jesus Christ hears the
groan of our sorrow, the groan of our poverty,
the groan of our wretchedness, and comes to
the relief. He comes rolling over sin and sor
row to the place where we lie on the battle
field, nnd He puts over us the arm of His
everlasting love; and I see that arm and hand
arc wounded; and ns lie puts that arm over
us I can hear Hlm say: "I have loved thee
with nn everlasting love." Oil that you
might feel this morning the power nnd con
dolence of n sympathizing Jesus!
Further, I remark: the last great install
ment paid for our redemption was the demisu
of Christ. The world has seen many dark
days. About fifteen summers ago there was a
very dark day when the sun was eclipsed.
Tho fowl at noonday went to their perch, and
we felt a gloom as we looked at
the astronomical wonder. It wns a
dark day In London when the plague
was at Its height, and the dead with uncovered
faces were taken In open carts ami dumped In
the trenches. It was a dark day when thu
earth opened and Lisbon sank; but thu dark
est day since thu creation of the world was
thu day when thu carnage of Calvary was
enacted. It was about 110011 when the curtain
began to be drawn. It wns not thu coming mi
of a night that soothes and refreshes; It was
the swinging of a great gloom all around the
heavens. God hung It As when there is a
dead one in the house you bow the shutters or
turn the lattice, so God lu the afternoon shut
the windows of til.; world. As it is appropri
ate to throw 11 black pall upon the coIlin as It
passes along, so it was appropriate that every
thing should be sombre tliat day as the great
h'-ar'se of the earth rolled on, bearing tho
corpse of the King.
A man's Inst hours nro ordinarily kept
sacred. However you may have hated or earl
entitled a man, when vou hear hu is dying
silence puts Its hand on vour lips, and you
would have n loathing for thu man who could
stand by a death-bed making faces and scot
flug. But Christ lu his last hour cannot be
left aloue. What! pursuing hlm yet after so
long a pursuit! You havo been drinking his
tears, do you want to drink his blood! They
camu up closely, so that, notwithstanding the
darkness, they can glut their revenge with tho
cortortions of his countenance. They exam
ine his feet. They want to feel for themselves
whether those feet are really spiked.
They put out their hands nnd touch the
spikes, nnd bring them back wet with blood,
and wipe them on their garments.
Women stand there and weep, but can do no
good. It Is no place for tender-hearted women.
It wants a heart tliat crime has turned into
granite. The waves of man's hatred and of
hell's vengeance dasli up against the mangled
feet, and the bands of sin and pain mid tor
ture clutch for His holy heart. Had he not
been thoroughly fastened to tho cross they
would have torn Hint down nud trampled
Him with both feet. How the cavalry horses
arched their necks, nud champed their bits,
and reared and snuffed at the blood, llnd a
Itomnu olllcer called out for a light his volco
would not have been heard In tlio tumult:
but louder Mian the clash of thu spears, and
the walling of womanhood, and the neighing
of the chargers, and the bellowing of tho cruci
llers, there comes a voice crashing through,
loud, clear, overwhelming, terrillc It is tho
groan of the dying Sou of God. Look! What
a scene! Lool;, oh world, at what you have
done! I lift the covering from that maltreated
Christ to let ou count tho wounds and esti
mate the cost. Oh, when the nails went
through Christ's light hand and Christ's left
hand tliat bought both vour hands with all
their ixiwer to work, and lift, nnd write. Wlien
tho Miornu went into Christ's light foot and
Christ's left foit that bought your feet, witlt
nil their power to walk, or run, or climb.
hen the thorn went into (jurist's temple
Mint bought your brain with all Its power to
think and plan. When the spear cleft Christ's
side tliat bought your heart 'with all its power
to love, and repent, aud pray. Oh, sinner.
come b.ickl
If a man Is In no pain. If he is prospered.
If ho Is wyll, and he nsks you to
come, vou talio your time and you
say: "f can't comu now. I'll como after
a wlille. There is no haste." But If he Is In
want and trouble ton say: "I must go right
away." lo-day .lesus stretches out before ou
tv.o "wounded hands, nud lie begs you to come.
Go and vou live. Stay away and ton die. Oh,
tliat to Hlm wlio bought tisi wo might give till
our time, and all our prayers, and all our suc
cesses! I would we could think of nothing
else, that e could do nothing else lint comu
Jo Christ, Mo Is so fair, lie is so loving, lie Is
so svmpitliiz ng, lie is so good, I wish wo
could put our arm-, around Ills ivv' ainl say:
'Thine, Lord, will 1 bo lorcver." Oh, that to
day you would begin to luvo Hlm! Would
that i could take this audience ami wreathe it
around the heart ot mv Lord Jesus Christ.
When, In ISIm, tlio Atlant e e.iblu was lost,
do you remember that the Great Eastern and
the Medway and the Albany went out to find
It! Thlrtv'times they sank the giap.iel two
and a half miles deep in the water. After
awiiilu they found tlio cable and brought It to
tho surface. No sooner had it been brought
to tho surface than they lifted n shout of ex
ultation, but the cable slipped back again Into
the water and was lost, i hen for two weeks
more tuev swept the sea with the grappling
hooks, and at last they fouul Mi cable and
brought It up in silence. They fastened it Mils
time, then with great excitement ttiey
took one end of the cable to the
electricians' room to seo If there were
really any life It and when they
saw a spark and knew that a message could
be sent, then every hat was lifted, ar.d tho
rockets flew, and tho guns sounded until all
the vessels on tho expedition kuow the work
was done, and tlio continents weru lathed to
gether. Well, my friends. Sabbath after Sab
bath we have come searching down for your
souL We have swept the sea with tho grap
pling hook of Christ's Gospel. Again and
again we havo thought you were ut tho sur
face, nud began to rejoice over your redemp
tion; but at the moment of our gladness you
sank back again into tlio world mid back again
Into sin. To-day we comu with this gospel
Fearchlng for tour soul. We apply the cross
of Christ first to seo whether there Is any Hw
left In you, while nil around Mie penplu stand,
looking to see whether tho work will ho done,
and the angels of God bend down and witness,
and oh, if now we could see only one spirK or
Jove, and hope, and faith, we would send up a
shout that would bo heard 011 the battlements
of heaven, and two worlds would keep jub.lee
because communication is "pen between
Christ and the soul, and your nature that has
been suukeu in slit has Iwen lifted into the
light and thu joy of tho opeb
Tho Hook-Keeper Swore.
The heiul of it firm, vhoo olllco is
witlun six blocks of tlio Treasury
lluildnr. is u vury good and pious
man, and tlio head book-keeper, who
is called Sam for short, is also a
church momber. One day Sam and the
chief wo 10 in the ollico alone, nud Sam
was wrestling with an account which
persisted in uot coming nut as he
wanted it to. Finally he became so
provoked that hu slapped the ledger
shut and vindictively muttered: "Damn
tho thing." The chief was so shocked
at first as to bo speechless, nnd he
gazed at Sam in horror. Then ha
spoke
'Samuel," ho said slowly and firmly,
"shut tho olllco door and lock it."
Samuol obovod. and roturuud to uia
desk, woudorltig what was golDS 10
uaPI,0"! . . ..it'
Samuel," continued tho cluof, "let
us prav." , , .
Then tho door wns opened awl busi
ness was resumed Washington LnUc.