The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 18, 1893 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Tartar BALL tfrWe tlie last hall Itttd the large j>acklfi& CaS^1^^SW*'lhe hammer the'shelf in the corner. "It's too B&tf Madge," he said, turning and looking at me sadiy. "This old room has jffways seemed like home, Sow cliff er.- «nt It looks now. 1 ' , I did not spoak; I cottldHiot for the great, choking sobs thrtjt aroso In my throat, so for answer I only pressed tho baby closer to mo and let the tears that xvotild not bo controlled drop down bn his lltile, curly head. Jainrry canio over anil took us both In Ills arms. "Cheer up, little woman," he said, brushing away my tears. "It's our hist, night, and a soldier's wife must be brave. We hnre everything to hope for and not much to fear. Have I not coruo unscathed throttgh many a battle? I-am troubled now, chiefly, about the welfare of you and JIarry Temple, Jr., during .'.my absence. Wo must surely decide upon something to-night, Madge. Where'can you stay?" t buried my face hi baby's curls and sobbed aloud. "It makes no difference <o me whore I am when you are away," I said hopelessly. "Wo can live any place."' "Hut you can't," Harry answered, authoritatively, "and oven if you could, where is that place? It's too bad orders came so unexpectedly." During the few clays that elapsed since Harry's regiment bad reeoived its marching orders, we had tried in vain to make some satisfactory arr.inge- ineuts for little Harry" and myself. I had proposed keeping house in two or three rooms iu a pleasant part ot! tlie neighboring city, or in the country, but to that Harry had positively said nay on' the 1 ' grounds that I was too young and pretty to live alone. Once he had mentioned sending me to his parents, t>ut I bad expressed such unfeigned horror at the mere thought of coming in contact with people that had disowned him because of my inferior, position. that that scheme had bee.n dismissed without further consideration. I had 110 people of my own to return to, licnce our qunndry as to where I should gu. Si> that nigiit when we wciv brought, face to face with the question that "must be decided immediately, our <leHbcratipus were grave indeed. "1 have it," Harry said at last, after we bad rejected a score or more wild plans. "There's my ui.u.-lo, lives up in Hereford " '•"But you wouldn't send of who Harry," I interrupted iu 41 Why.- you've always said ho was •era ay." "Not crazy, clear. Just a litlo eccentric, that's all. Don't object," he said as I commenced to shake iny head dubiously. /'There's nothing else left to do. Besides," and he waxed enthusiastic over.liis revelations, as he termed it, "you've always been seeking a mission.' Here it'is. Uncle is a recluse; a vertible • hermit, in fact. Go tip there and reform him. Lot him know nat life is worth, living, after all. A\*i.V. i ahull not be surprised to !iud you and tno old gentleman ..-utortniuiny; Hie •country when 1 return." '"Hut perhaps bo will not like this intrusion," I suggested, iu the hope of liudinK some loophole of escape. "Probably not at first," Harry assented, indifferently, "but what can ho do ltont it? He cannot turn you away. the feflrf ntit St86fl 6fi6 wliSm t Jtfdgeit to be his mnster, and* lookiHg up lit him Imploringly, 1 snld In brokoti seb> tences: "I'm your npphow'a wife. Har^- ry Tehlplo'd Wife. Ills regiment has orders to march. He did not know What to do with us, so he sent us here. H6 did not have time to write you of It. 1 am sorry. I could not help It. I had to come." , r , The awe-struck, frightened look with which ho regarded mo when I first Stopped bbfore htm partially' vnnlshe'd as I proceeded with my 'explanation. Ere I. had finished speaki?rg a. light appeared at (lie lower end of the hall, and an elderly, motherly faced woman came toAvard us. My uncle dirt not answer me, but turning- to hW he snidf "Here, Martin, is tryoung 1 womtiii, my Tiephow's wife, who 1ms conic to US'. See what you can clo for her." Then, seeming to become obvious of our presence, he entered his room and left us to the care of the servants. "Don't mind the master's queer ways, my clear," the woman said, In a voice so filled with gentleness and pity that the tears that had been repressed during our ride'from the station to the hall flowed afresh. "It has given him quite a turn, spein;;- you 111111' the baby coming In, this way", and I dc«'t wonder at it. How like her you are." "I/iko whom'/" I asked, but she was ascending tho stairway with the baby and did not heed tho question. I did not care to repeat it, but followed her wearily. "I'm sorry that we've no cheerful, homelike place for you tonight," she said, stopping outside a door iu the upper ball. "If we had only known of your coining! I will put you in the room next: to mine, now, if you don't mind, and to-morrow we will have another prepared for you and the baby. What a bonny lad he is." I was soon comfortably domiciled in the old hall and became accustomed t . tho solitude, which I had expected fo bo irksome, but: which, on the contrary, was more 1 desirable than any other life could have 1 been at that time. Li trie Harry and Martha were my sole companions. I never saw my host. The day after my arrival be had emit a message by Martha to the effect that I was welcome at tl:e hall and for m? to make myself as happy as possible . Beyond that T. had no communication with Mm. nnd I sometimes smiled at the thought of Harry's prophecy regarding the ga.vely in which we were to participate. So the days and weeks, and even months, were passed In CM ring for my boy, roaming over the ground and writing long letters to Harry, from whom I heard tolerably regularly. Hut at last Ills letters ceased and then came weeks filled with wailinjj anil heartache. Ka.ecrly, ihcn, T Kc.amed the papers, t&ucfieft US'If wtftf fe' tfwjftfotta^ „„,, stibstnnttol tHue- doth', Well tHnflfnigaW brass bttttons-the very, giu-mcni: Hffir- ; ry hnd worn wuciv he'«&«&«! o!f fl^.' They told inc the story' when I- wh9 able to listen. Ifofry ha'd been jSvouttdVj ed before he was reported as ^"i8d and as soon as ho could travel, had ween, invalided homo. Ho had • Arrived at the hall in the night time and not wishing to disturb us had entered tlie past room through the window that I, had left, open, Uiiiikmg to pass the night there and he it was'- who had seemed to my distorted imagination the spirit; of that other man, stepping fo'rh frcim. tlie Canvas whcreou the 1 body was am*, iiccl.. '' "•'"•'. • ; Stf ninny invalids ivrbuscd.C'ol. Tomplo.. and before we had fully rei-ovcred lie. had become a, valued companion and clear -friend. Then b.v and by they Inquired' into < the history of my family and Instead of being proved to a "cousin or something of that sort,' which Martha had said would be "queer, 1 my Identity was immistakcably established; as the graiidcfaugliter of Col. Temple. Wo live at (lie hall yet and Harry 8 prediction as to my mission has bce.ft in a measure verified, for there is not a more agreeable host in .the neigh- borliood than our grandfather. KAISER WIL.HEL.M AS GOURR- MET.. A "M.?tt?^ i ?. K A^*ffnSSS5aSl 1'llNtC. The emperor as an authority on the ,.t nf .rnitronouiy is facile prlncepe; hoar dismay. . im i 01 J 0 day T saw the beloved name njimi. 11. "^ - - -, , ,,-fi.,,. lainiMN v,m. ju.->i. ' He- would not dare to do that an d alt u R my yon have been there a few days 1o w b(jm ,„.,„.,„,, two ol . .«..,, !., !„,.„ ,viiii lils nretty uittt -uiu know i ti in id then he made it known fall iu love with his pretty never want to give her up. It s a oiik-ndid idea, Madge. I can go nway uow comforted by the thought that yon will'bo safe aud connmrativtly Uappj- .^Swin" that he was determined for whlfh I had been searching. There it was in the list of the killed, "Hari-y Temple, captain Thirty-fourth regiment." I v.-as ill for weeks after that. "We did not. think you would live through it," Marlha. told me when I had recovered sufficiently to listen and j talk a little. "The master has been in an awful worry about; you. I suppose he would never have acted so toward ' yen. if you did not look so much like ! her." " ; I "It was tho remark she had made bn the night: of my coming, aud again I asked: "Like whom'.'" "His sou's wife," she answered, 'in a whisper, as though it were a forbidden sublect, and oven tho walls might betray her. "Ho was a wild young man and married against Ins father's will, just like yourself and dear. They bad three years before the •the .Bigaedly submitted to his dec-roes 7- the early light of a rainy Satmday I bade good-by to the then dismantled "-u-rticks that bad been on-: borne dm- in" the several months that the troops 'had beeu stationed at Wiudorn and with Harry's farewell kiss on my Hpa •and hte "God bless you" ringing m my -cars I started for Hereford. At 9 o'clock that night I stood in the wayside, north country station and helpluss- fly asked the solitary individual who guarded the place what I should do; a query whoso answer was solemn us- Hiirauce that he did not know. "It's a mighty funny thing, anyhow, this visiting old man Temple. Why, I've been here nigh onto a dozen year, im' I can take »iy oath on it that you re the first person that's ever got offii that train to go to see 'im. Some says lie's stark, staring mad, an' others says he's just a-broodiug an' a-saviug, that s all. Anyhow, it'll be mighty lonesome •for n young woman like you, down there to that hall." "Probably," I replied, despairingly, taking the child in iny arms iwul drying •my tear-stained, swollen eyes, "but I am not there yet. Can you not help me iu some way?" "Dunno. There's only one way at most. You stay here an 1 let me go acrost the fields and sec if the blacksmith won't -take you oven-. He's got a team an' mebbo he will. It's doubtful, though, for it's full six miles to Cgl. Temple's, but it's the only chance. Just you wait an' I'll soon find out." The blacksmith consented to tnko us fpr a "consideration," and, beaten upon by streams of rain from which tho ca-n- vas covering of the part but poorly Sheltered us, we rode through almost tire-deep mud to the hall. With tho exception of a faiut light in one of the 40W«r windows the place was wrapped dp, darkness when we arrived. Tho Blacksmith pulled the heavy iron ifcftpcker vigorously again and again, aiud ufter what seamed to me an etur- BUy the door was opened cautiously in4 some one asked Impatiently: "Who to Jt?" "It's a lady." explained my friend of 4he anvil. "She's a'jpost drowned, too. 'I'd advise you not to stand thre gaping •any longer, -but take, 'cr in." "But Ihe miisjtei'i" the other bogau, f-doubtfully.; • - • , "What is it, Jofru?' 1 I heard saying within. . Licjy cajuxs-hjere to-night, sir dg|SJ?pded from the cart, aud stepped so sudden llko; brought, hor and baby homo one night—It was on birthday—in a pelting rain, and master drove them away in the midst of the storm. Oh, it wan terrible. It haw be-on twenty-three years siuco it all happened, but it comes before mo now as plain as anything. The pour young couple died soon after .and wo never he-mi what became of the baby. Died, too, iirobably. A 1'ow- years ago the master tried to Hud some trace or it, but failed. My, but you did look like that young thing the llrst came. I should not wonder if he took you for a ghost." "Who was tho "U'l.V" I asked, partially forgetting my own troubles by becoming interested In the story. "Her name was Willis and sho lived at Hlllsboro, in tho south counties." "Willis?" I exclaimed. "That was my name aud Hillsboro was my home." Martha looked at mo curiously. "Whore aro your people?" sho iuterro- g '"I iiavo none. I alw,iys lived with my mother's sister. -It is a little queer." she said, thoughtfully. "You do look so much like uer. it would bo strange if you should prove to be a cousin or something of that sort, now, wouldn't itV Tho young master was a soldier, too, and n' handsomer man I never saw. There is a portrait of him in the oast room clown stairs." That afternoon I stole away from Martha and went down to the seldom emu-mi apartment .where the yictvae was hung. It represented him as he t appcari-d In uniform after a long illness and I fancied my own Harry would havo loolu-d jiwt so Had not his wounds proved fatal. All that night, whwlher sleeping or waking, the pictured faco down stairs haunted mo anil became a frightfully real image of that of liiy husband on tho Held of battle. Toward morning I yielded to t'hat wild desire to look again at the portrait, and taking the baby up iu a heavy woolen shawl, 1 descended to the east room. Through the shutters which I had opened that afternoon aud neglected to close, the moonbeams camo and foil athwart tho life-sized painting: As I looked it seemed to take a distinct form and—was 1 dreaming P.r was it possessed of motion?'! stood In the.middle of the room, pressing the child, who had awakened, close tq. my heart, that was well-nigh numb with terror. No, it was no <U<iusk>u. It was coming toward, us. I heard tin? child, tljnt had iu> knowledge of ghosts or goblins, cry out, "Papa! Papa'," and then a blissful uucousciouswss overcame me. ^ When I next A woke Mar tha'sat by the bedside with the ehjld ift hey'tap.' ij. 4yuir mmv by was ft coaj, a 40}- dier's 'epat> I ml* oijt '&? k&iJ «»<* art of gastronomy at least he thinks lie is, aud to Elm tails upon culinary mat tors one would thluk him the greatest of-living gourmets. But like everything el&o William goes In for, be overdoes, it, and he has overdone bis cooking to such an extent that it is a hodgepodge of every school without any of tho subtle characteristics of either. For instance, his majesty is inordinately lOncl of trulllcs) • and lias them introduced into almost every dish of which lip partakes in the most ludicrous fashion and quite regardless of the accepted canons of culinary art, It .is a woutkiv to his courtiers how tho delicate frame of his majesty can possibly stand ha perpetual assaults.made upon -it by the quantity of exciting articles, ot food, such as bisque, etc., in which be -indulges. The court kitchen is under the control and superintendence 'of the court marshal's department; one branch of which is knowiras the Court kitchen otlice. The master of the kitchen has several chef a tinder, him and each Of those individuals has from four ,to ton assistant*. There are 'separate.'divisions for roasts, ontromonts, fish and entries and pastry. The stoves in the imperial kitchen are of iron, and saucepans aro placed on an iron grid, by means of which their contents are boiled in an incredibly short space of time. If you could peep into what is called tho'roasting-room you would soo'hugo Stoves -lot into the walls. The kaiser is very fond of steaks, so there is a clover device for cooking them and they are sent to table a. point. A I'au-wheol placed in the big 'chimney works un enormous turnspit, which is regulated by clockwork. All the pastry is cooked in different ovens and tireplaces, so Hint the plos and tarts, ote., aro never tainted by the odors of'tho meat, game, fish, .vegetables and the like. When the appetizing trll'Ies are cooked they aro all put into Inrgo''glass receptacles —cupboards, they ' might be termed— until (lie time comes to serve them to tho imperial family.,. It Is not: unusual for a telegram to reach the master of'tho kitchen biddjug him to hurry to any part of tho country whore; the' kaiser may bo to.mporarily slaying. Then ho has to take the •whole of tho personnel with him, and the. pots and pans and molds (not. for- go'tilng tlie provisions, liquors, etc., etc.), and'a special train of cars clashes off with the tonic "la boutique on board. This frequently happens when the em- poror is at the> maneuvers and when lw wants to let his generals and the .foreign military .attaches s'ce> that be knows how to give a good dinner. Usually the kalsorlri draws up the iiu-uus, and right well she does it. Hen- imperial majesty Is a very strict economist, like all her countrywomen, and never permits anything like waste to go on if she knows it. Wlie:ii, however, thero is a 'big" dinner or lunch or supper on, tho empress puts the responsibility' on the master of the kitchen, who' devotes as much attention to his work as Vatcl use-el to, and who takes his bills of faro to tho kaiser for that august personage's approval. William II. is rather exigent in thoso matte;?., us in all others, and ho will froquontly erase this dish and Insert ouo more to his owu liking. ONLY WANTED A PIN. A IJ >/.eii Mc?n Were Appealed to In Vain, but n Woman Came Along. A young woman stood at tho corner of Wabash avenue and Madisorc street and waited a long time 1 for a delayed cable car. During tho term of her •ivaitjng she noticed two men standing near to her—noticed thorn particularly because of tho extraordinary conduct of the younger one. He approached every man that drew near and the 0110 accosted always answered with a negative shake of tho head, whereupon the young man drew back with a banted look, only to accost the next passerby. After ten or twelve men had been approached in this fashion tho young woman quite forgot about her car, so interested and curious was she. Then, to her joy, an old friend of hers camo by, WHS subjected to tho same ardent questioning, re-plied in the same negative fashion and crossed over to the place where she was standing. Now camo her opportunity.-. "Oh, Mr. Smith,' she exclaimed, "I don't want to be curious, but clo tell me what that nice-looking young man wanted. He's been asking ever and ever so many people, and not one seems to be able to do the thing he wants!" ' "My dear young lady," said the ac- Quaintuuce, "that unfortunate man Is trying'to harrow a, Phi!" n • . "(jgodness! 1 ? said a stout old- lady standing by. "And he has been such 8 fool as to keep on asking all these pen for one. Why didn't he ask the |irst woman, he met?" aud she w,addhd pver %nd presented Win with a couple of !?barj>notated English pins, plucked HELPP'OL the* , Help from tiio SAnctuftfj'''— A at Unusunl \ power i'renohoel to Thousands. • noOJu/rN, Oct. 18.— tlte chorister of th« hymns giveri :gut by Rev. l>r. Mm Age In the Brooklyn tabernftrlo th's forenoon, called for the. ?uh usual power of congregational slriiltig, organ ntm cornet, and tho voices of the-thou-auds of worshipers mnde ' resound with tetisic. ject <svaa, .'.-Helpful • OuurchoV .being, l j sal,ffls fJD: 2: tlie sauutunry." If you should ask , fifty, men what tho church is. they would give you fifty different answer-i One wan •would say, "It is a convention of hypo^ crites." .-'Another, "it is an assembly of people who. feel themselves a great deal better tli^n others." .Another, "It is a plare for gossip, whore wolverine dispositions devour each other/ Another, "It is a place for the cultivation of superstition and cant, '. Another, "it is an arsenal .where theologians-go to get piktsand muskets and shot." Another, "it is an art gallery, where mvn goto admire grand arches, and exquisite fresco, and musical warble, aud the Dantesque in gloomy imagery." Another man would' say, '-it is the best place on earth except my own home. 1£ I forget thee, O, Jcrusaleml let iny right hand forget her cunning." Now, my friends, whatever the church is, my text tells you what it ought to be; a great, practical, homely omnipotent help, "t'cnd theo help from the sanctuary." The pow ought to yield restfulncsa to the body. '1 hf color of the upholstery oti'.jht to yield pleasure to tho eye. Thu entire service ought to yield strength for tho moil and struggle of every day life. The Sabbath ought to be harnessed to all the six days of the week, drawing them in the right dirci-ti n. The church oncht to bo a masnot, visibly and mightily affecting all the homes of the wo'rshippers. Every man gets roua lily jostled, gets abused, gets ciit, gets iiiMilted, gets slighted, gets exasperated. l!y the time the Sabbath comes, he lias an accumulation of_ six days of annoyance, and that is a starveling cliurch service which has not strength enough to take that _ accumulated anno3^ance and hurl it into perdition. ' Tho Uisiuess man sits clown in the cliurch headaelipy from the week's ongaprcmonts. Perhaps he wishes lie had tarried at home on the loungo with the newspapers and the slippers. That man wants to be cooled 3ft', and graciously diverted. The first .vave of tlie religi .us service ought to lash el'ar over tlie hurri'ane decks, uid leave him dripping with holy ^nnd •lad and heavenly emotion ' Send lice help from the sanctuary.' 1 In tho first place, san uuu-y_ help flight to cotne from the music. A \otiian dying in England persisted iu singing to the last moment. The attendants tried to persuade her to stop, saying it would exhaust tier and make her disease worse. She answered, ''I must sing': 1 am only practising for the heavenly choir." Music on earth is a rohearsal'for music in heaven. If you aud 1 aro going to take part in that great ordi'e&tia, it is high time that we were stringing and tbrnmmine our harps. They tell its that Thalberg and'Uottsohalk never would go into a concert until they had first in private rehearsed, although they wore such masters of the instrument Aud can it be that we expect to tak-e part in tht! great oratorio of heaven if wo do not rehearse here? But I am not speaking of: tho next world. Sabbath song onffht to *et all the week to music We want not more harmony, not inoro artistic, expression, but more volume in our church music. Now, 1 am no worshipper of noise, but I believ.-! that if "our American churches would with full heartiness of soul and full emphasis of voice sing the songs of Xiou, this part of saor d worsliin would have tenfold more power than it has now. \\'hy not take this part, of the sacred service and lift it to where it ought to be? All the annoyances of life might bo drowned nut of tuat sacred song. Do you tell mo that it is not fashionable to sing very loudly'.' Then, 1 say, away with the fashion. Wo dam back the great i.iississippi of congrega ional singing, luul let a few drops of melody trickle through the dam. I say, take away the dam, and let tho billows roar on their way to the oceanic heart of (iod Whether It is fashionable to sing loudly or not, let us s.jig with all possible emphasis. We hear a great deal of the nrt of singing, of music as an entertainment, cjf music as a recreation. It is h'-gh nine we heard something of music as a help, a practical help. In order to do this, wo must only have a few hymns. Now tunes and new hymns every Sunday make poor congregational singing. Fifty hymns aro enough for fifty years. The Episcopal hiireh prays the same prayers every Sabbath, and year after year, and century after century. For that reason they have the hearty resp->nses. Let us take a hint from that fact, and let us sing the same songs Sabbath after Sabbath. Only in that way can we corpe to tlie full force of this exercise. Twenty thousand years wi 1 not wear out the bymns of WLliarrv Cowper, and Charles Wesley,, aud Isaac Watts. Suppose now eioh p r- soainthis audience has brought all the annoyances of the last three hundred and sixty-five days. Fill this room to the ceiling with sacred song, and you \youhl dv'pwn out ftll those anuoyanees of the 8(55 days, and you would drowu them out forever. Organ and cornet are only to marshal the voice. Let the voice full iut>? line, and in companies, and in brigades, by storm take the obduracy and >in of the world. If you cannot slug fpr. yourself, sing for others, tfy trying to give others good cheer, you will bring good cheer to your owu heart. When Londonderry, Ireland, was besieged many, the people inside the city were famishing, and a vessel cai»e up with provis- ions,IjiTt the vessel ran on the river __..:. and stuck fast. The enemy went down with laughter and derision, to board the vessel, when the vessel g$v@ !V broadtide fire Against tlio i a»4 ty the shock;, wo.*, turned j into tb? stream, a,ud " P, ye who are f TTT pfi 1 fcotfad yoft ^ lil v coio8 . ° ut lato( JI U JJJTAJ. ^ etllm' 'watEri; , If wk> 'w'anfc 16 ' A make oufselve i happy-, we must, make others happy. My thqlogy, tells us of AtntJhion,who played Illslyfe^tthtil the mountains were moved' and the walls of Thebes aroser b'ut j'eliffion-has a «5if*htler story to tell Of how Christian song may build whole temples of Eternal jov, and lift tho round earth into sympathy with the skies'. I tarried many nights in f.ondon, and I used to henr the bells, the small b-lls of the city, Sttike the Imur pi iilffhi~-on&, 'two, throe, fomy'ttnd aftu.r thoy were done striking 1 , the hour of'night then the greats t. Paul's cathe.iiral .Would come irj to mark .the. hours, making all tho others soem utterly insignificant ns wiih'niiglity tongue it announced the hour of the n.ght, every stroke an overmastering boom. My friends," it was intended',-;that all the les.ser 1'he sub- the text cend theo help from well. rpj&g qf melancholy, g|ve all dry on I - sounds of the world should be drowned out in the mighty tongue of congregational song, beating against thegHtes o£ i-.o;ivcn. Do you know how they mark tho hours in heaven'.' 'they nave no clocks, as they have no candle", but a great pendulum of hallelujah swinging across heaven from etern'.ty to eternity. Let thoso refuso to sing • Who tiover know our God; 13ut chillrcn of ttin heavenly Icint; Should speak their joys abroad. Again I remark, that"sanctuary help ought to come from the sermon. Of a thousand people in'this or any other audience, how ninny wantsympathetie help? Do you guess a hundred'? Do you guess" five hundred? You have guessed wrong. 1 will toll you just the proportion. Out of a thousand people in this audience there are just one thousand who need sympathetic help. These young people \vaut : it just as much as the o'-d. The old people sometimes seem to think t'noy have a monopoly of the rheumatisms and the neuralgias and tho headaches and the physical disorders of the. world; but 1 tell you thereare no worse heartaches than are felt by some 'of these yotin ;• people. Do you know that much of the work isdone by the young? Raphael died at 37; Richelieu at 31; Uustavus Adolplnis died at 3S; Innocent III. came to his mightiest influence at B7; Cortez conquered Mexico at 30: Don John won Lepanto at 2."); Grotius wan attorney-general at !J4, and I havo noticed amid all classes of; men that some of the sei-erest battles arid the toughest work comes before thirty, Therefore we must have our sermons and our exhortation in praycr-rneeting all sympathetic with the young. And so with these pt-ople further cm in life. -What do these doctors and lawyers and me,r- c n ants and mechanics care about the abstractions of religiov. 1 \Vhat they w. nt is help to bear tha whimsicalities of patients, tho browbeating of b-gal opponents, the uufairne-s'of customers, who have plenty of 1'iuilt-flncl- iri.n' for every imperfection of handiwork, but no praise for twenty excel- lemes AVhat does that brain racked, hand-blistered man care for Swingle's •'Doctrine of Original tSiu," or Augustine's ''Anthropology?" You might as well go to a man who has tho pleurisy and put on his side a plaster made out of Ur. Purr's "Treatise on Medical Jurisprudence." While all of a sermon may not be helpful alike to all, if it/ be a Christian s-rmon preached by a Christian man, there will be help for every one somewhere. We go into an apothecary store We see others beiug wailed on; wo elo not complain because* we clo not immediately get tho medicine: we know our turn will come afior awhile. An t so while all parts of a sermon may not be appropriate to our case if' we wait prayeriully b.-foro tlie sermon is tlirough, we-shall have the divine prescription. I say to ihesc young men who come here Sabbath b.v Sabbath, iind who are going 1 to preach btio gospel, these theological students — I say to them, wo want in our sermons not. more metaphysics, nor more imagination, nor more logic, nor more profundity. What we want- in oiir sermoiib and Christian exhortations is more sympathy. When Father Taylor preached in the Sailors' Bethel at 15 s- ton, the jack tars felt that thc-y had help for their duties among the ratlines and the forecastles. When Itichard Weaver preached to the operatives in Oldham, Kugland, all the worUingmcn felt that t.iey had more grace for the spindles. When Dr. fc-outh preached "to kings and princes and princesses, all the mighty men and women who heard him feit preparation for their high htation. Again 1 remark, that sanctuary help ougut to come through the praye's of all the people. The door of the eternal storehouse is hung on one hinge, a gold hinge, ihe hinge of prayer, and when the whole audience lay hold of that door, it mu-a come open. There are hero many people spending their first Sabbath after some ureat bereavement. What wi 1 your praye-r do for them? How will it help the tomb in that man's heart? Hera are people who have not been in church before in ten years; what will your pr.yerdofor them by riling over the r soul holy memories? llere_aro people in crises of awful temptation. They are on the vevge of despair,, or wild blundering, or theft, or suicide. What will your prayer do for them this morning in the way of giving them strength to resist? Will you be chietiy anxious about the fit of the glove that you put to your forehead while you prayed? Will you ba chiefly critical ot the rhetorics of the pastor's petition? No. No. A thousand people will feel -'that prayer is for mo,- and at every step of the prayer chains ought to drop off and temples of sn ought to crush into dust, and jubilees of deliverance ought to brandish their trumpets. In most of our churches we have three prayers—the opeuinvr prayer, what is called the '•long prayer," and the c osing prayer. Thero are many people who spend the first prayer in arranging their apparel after entrance, and spend the second prayer, the "long prayer," in wishing it 'were through, and spead the last prayer in preparing to start for home. The inost insignificant part of every religious service is the sermon. 'J he more important parts are the scripture lesson and the prayer. The sermon i* on y a man talking to a, man. The scripture lesson is God talking to man. Prayer is inan, talking to tiod. Oh, if we understood the grandeur and the patho> o| this exercise of pi ayer, iu- .stead of being ft dal * exercise we wouUl imagine that tb.e roooi was full my friends, tho old stylo of urch will »ot do t>h,e work. We ht N well UQW try to t^be all the ^erafrdffl h.df.All the to Buffalo or do all the battling of with bow and arrow, aS Wllh thei old style of church to meet the exigencies of this day. Unless tK^tshttWh In oar clay will adapt itself to the time, it will become extinct. The people re&&- inj? newspapers and books all the week in alert picturesque and rtooundr inff Style, will hare no patieneo^vith Sabbath hum-drum. V & have nonob- jections to bands and sur&liue, nncVall tho paraphernalia- of .'clerical ;lif.p; but these things inake no impression- make no more impress on op the peat mass, s of tlie peo.blo than the ordinary business suit that you wear in Wall atrce:. A tailor cannot make a minister. vSomo of tho poorest preachers Wore the c'othes; arid many a 'baulfwo.-dshian-lias "dismounted from tho saddlOfbrtgs, and in his linen duster preached a sermon that shook earth mid heaven with its Christian eloquence. No new gospel, only the old (fospel in a way suited to the time. No now church, but a church to be th* asylum, tho inspiration, the practical sympathy,, aud the eternal help of the people. . . , But while half of the doors of the,, church are to be set open to ward ..tins "world, tho other half of tho doors must bo set open toward tno next. You anel I tarry here only a brief space. We want somebody to teaeh us how to pel. outol! this Ji r o at the ritfht" time and in : tho right way. Some fall out of life, (some go stumbling out. of life, some go grouninff 'Mit of lite, some go cursing 1 out of life. '"We want to gx> singin<r, rising-. rejoic'rig 1 . triumphing. We want half the doors of the church set in that direction. We want half tho prayers that way, ha ! f the sermons that way. We want to know how to get n shore from the tumult of this world into the land of everlasting- peace. We do not want to utand doubting and shivt-ring when we go away from this world; wo want our anticipations aroused to the hijrhestpitch. Wo want to have the e-hilaralioii (if a dyiujf child iu England, the father telling me the story. When he said to her, "Is the path narrow'; 1 " she answered, "The path is narrow; it is so narrow that I cannot walk arm in »rin with Christ, so Jesus goes ahead, and he says, 'Mary, t'ol- ow.'" Through these church gates set heavenward how many of your friends and mine have gone'? The last time they were out of the house they came I o church. The earthly pilgrimage ended at the pillar of public worship, and then they marched out to a bigger and b ighter assemblage. Som- of them were so old they could not walk without a cane or two crutches; now they have eternal juvenescencc. Or they wore so young they could not walk except as tho maternal hapd guided them; now they bound with the hilarities celestial. The hist time we saw them they were wasted with malarial or pulraoniu disorder; but now they have no fatigue, and no diflktOty of respiration in the pure air of heaven. How I wonder when you and 1 will cross over! Some of .yon have had about enough of the thumping and liaibngof this life. A drausrht from the fountains of heaven would do yon good. Complete release you could .stand very well. If you got on I lie other siide, and had permission to come bank,; yo:i would not come. Though you were invited to come back and join your friends on earth, you would sav, "Xo, let me tarry here nntil they come; I shall not risk going back; if a man reaches heaven he had bettor stay h -re." Ob, I join hands with you this morning in that uplifted splendor. AY lion tlit) srhore Is won at last, Who will count tho billows past? In Kreybourg, Switzerland, there is the trunk of a tree 400 years old. That tree -was planted to commemorate an event. About ten miles from tho rity the Swiss conquered tho Bur- guudiaus, and a young man wanted to take tho tidings to the city. lie took a troo branch and ran with such speed the ten miles, that when he reached the city waving the tree branch he had only the strength to cry, "Vict' ry!" and dropped dead. The treb branch that he carried was planted, and it grew to bo a great tree twenty feot in circumference, and tho remains of it are there to this day. My he.irer, when you have fought your last battle with sin and death and hell, and they have been routed in the conflict, it will be a joy worthy of celebration. You will lly to the' city and cry "Victory!' 1 and drop at tho feet of the great king. Then the palm branch of the earthly race will be planted to become the out-branching tree of everlasting rejoicing. When shall these eyes thy heaveu-built walls; And pearly, gates behold, Tliy bulwarks with salvation strong, Aud streets of shining gold? FUS1LADE OF FUN. Ethel—1 could have loved Harold Vincent but for one thing. Yvonne—»•What was that? Ethel—I was engaged to him. Mrs. Jay—I understand that rich American girl married one of the landed gentry of England. Mr. Jay— He was, when she landed him. Anxious Wife—John has a terribla toothache. What would you advise me to do? Mrs. Longwod—Take vha baby and go for a day's visit to your mother. "I don't see what reason you have for calling Timmins a shy look." "Because he is bald." "Well?" "If he is bald his leeks are shy, aren't they? How stupid you are." "Mary, do you think the work too hard for you here?" Mary—No, ma'atn. "Then why are you leaving?" Mary-It's the Ktyle of hats you buy, ma'am; I don't look well in none of 'em. .Minister—So you don't believe tho story about the loaves and fishes, Bobby? Bobby—N-no, sir. Minister^ —My little boy believes it. Bobby- Yes, your little, boy has been goiny tp Sunday school lodger than I. lie's had moi-e practice in those things than I have. Handy—Here, Josiah, is a drug store; now let us go in an' get {heni souvenir spoons we've read lip much' about. Josiah—Gracious, Maudy, you won't find 'em here, will you? Mandy —Josiah,,' I know what I'm a-doin'. Didn't >I see in, a paper ft 4rjjg If the njar^ct?

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