The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 18, 1894 · Page 6
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JOLT 18, 18M, :MA1DM SMILED, ffitfefc tetnartepbld gestures he eer- ' ftiid ttsect thorn wllli a ffce- rery mtich sofpflsed young . t Ijeoflard, ttntll that youth happen- to hnlflhgly thlbk that a Chinaman ftti Oriental and that the Orientals boirn gesture-makers. fife Was iitiusttnlly tall ifof a China- fita, iUid tmusiially gaunt, too, and as thfew up his long ai-ms to cuipha- *6 some pftrticuliif statement, the jaded bangles slipped down' over elbows; while, when ho lowered his again, he had to spread out his to kee-p the stone bracelets from to the floor. Now ho would poise his left hand piilm tip, In the nlr, atid'Wottld dart his right hand In and ? ptit Of this, tlie lingers all bunched to a •|ia!nt, as though It were some bird of flfey swooping dowu on Its quarry. At another time he would drop both ttei'fous hands to the farthest limit: ol! arm's reach scooji up an invisible Something, and then, lifting this head- high, would scatter it to the four-winds, "With a tornado motion of body aud Hnibs that was very affective. The play of his features was quite as jreuiarkabio. Like so many of his coun- .trymen, he was deeply nil tod with ' small pox, eyes were large, though obliquely set, and full of lire. His neck (was long and pliant, as a snake, and indeed, when he threw back his head, opened bis mouth until the corners ran n» to the cheek-bones, and shot out. a flush of light from under his half-shut lids, there was something quite ophl- Ijlan in his appearance. . That young Mr. Leonard in his little Burrepltlous ramble through Chinatown •was at first attracted by 1he gestures and Boanergiau voice of the Chinaman, there is no doubt; but after a few mo' n>ents had pussed his attention was ' ifttttvii to ano.'Jier group of which 1ho orator v.\s the center. There was six of them in the group, sprawled about "Mie little gloomy store in wbich nothing particular seemed to bo sold. Five of them were men and the sixth was a •woman, or girl or child, young Mr. I/eonard could not exactly say which. Anyway, whatever her age may have been, she was as pretty as a peach— «HT rather as a nectarine, for, like tha trait, she was small and round an< plump and juicy; like 11, her skin wa> smooth and yellowish-brown, with ret splashes here and there; and she—stil like the fruit—no doubt looked to lie i good deal better than she really was Her hair was starched on each side of fcer head like a black buttnrlly's wings and was twister! into a bar behind thai looked like'the handle of a-black'tea. pot. This general gloominess of head gear was, however, relieved by suuclrj little paper chrysanthemums stuck II' aud there, while in the thickness ot the teapot handle there wero two gold skewers, set: up like a St. Andrew cross. Her hair was drawn back h: front from a lo\v but. intelligent fore- liead, underneath which glittered a pail of mischievous eyes. The nose was Sho fortnight ttcf left hand, holding the big re'fl silk handkerchief, so closely up to young Mr? Leotmrd,'s jnottth.that he could only tatk In a soft of muffled undertone. Immediately in front of him towered tlie tali Chinaman, and In tho Chinaman s band was a huge Revolver, "You Won' buy that llll gel?" Inquired Mils monster, tvorfdae the revolver around until Its milzale looked like a revolving disc In an experiment of hypnotism. "Good gwascions, no!" young Mr. *uub, the month was quite pretty and 1 provoking find chin and chocks and Beck were smooth and round. Down l>elow her trousers—dark, purple, lik/: her blouse*—showed two plump ankles covered with fine white socks; and beneath these were two tiny t'eet—mitur- , sally tiny—incased in shoes of litfht ap , .pie-gram, with high, white soles running down to n point from too and heel like the lines of a sampan. The trick of finding out that a young mail is looking at her is not confined to - the Caucasian girl, ami two minutes had not passed before Quang Loo began to preen aud perk. She accepted the conical cigarette which one of the Chinamen offered fcer, throwing out a deprecatory glance at young Mr. Leonard as she did so, as though to ask excuse for the mannish custom, and pulled back her loose alcoves—there seomed to be fivt or six of them—showing a dimpled arm that -was altogether feminine. There followed coy looks in the shelter of a big red «ilk handkerchief; roguish smiles half tu'drten by a veil of very quoer-smelling tobacco smoke, until, almost, before he knew it, young Mr. Leonard was deep in the midst of a first-class flirtation with a third-class heathen. The experience was one that made young Mr. Leonard tingle clear down, to . the tips of his brilliant yellow gloves, and that made him flush so that his .-spectacles actually got dewy. It was •the first time he had ever done sncli a •tiling, and he trembled with a delicious fever of joyful fright to think of what 'be would do if ever his mamma should iflnd out what he was about. <He.and his mamma wero Boston people, quite rich and undoubtedly supev- ior. She was a widow, aud this was 'Jjer only sou, Her "mother's'boy." Ho ' Jiad been brought up like a pet lamb, .and, like -that festive young creature, 'Was very innocent and very weak— '• ;and he.looked it. Though now nearly twenty, his mamma still called him' tmby, and so did nearly everybody •else for' the matter ol' that. She would ' liave kept him in knickerbockers if she ipould possibly have done so, but even- young Mr. Leonard's mild spirit re-'- IwUod at this, and he insisted on clothing his flaccid little self iu the rig of the uHra-AngJoinnniacs. On those raro .-occasions on which mamma allowed >fcim to stray from under her maternal. £ye her parting injunction invariably. ( \ytis, "Now, Baby, be sure you don't • get into mischief," and hero ho was get,;ting into tho very worst description of ,that article. {< £fe had passed the handkerchief'. • phase and had r.rrlved at: thut desper- llte slate where here was feeling shyly I» his pocket for a visiting card when, U>o posluri'M Oliintuiiuu'a' sweep's of arm and vis-' tUe celestial saw what was going For a moment his hands Jinny 1 then they dropped with a ,ou two bony knees, while ho Jt mt ft few gutturals u> his com" Those looked quickly aiul ply put of tho little store wliidosv and down the wtm»t, and then, gutterals from Uw tall Chl- they closed awifily around the kn^w wlyjt uad Leonard was Understood to stajinner. "Whft,' for then you tly mnshoe, lich?" "Good- gwaciolis!" stammered the youth again, and there stuck feeling •Very iniieli as If ho would like to cry. "Lookce hoah, you datti fellah," said tho Chinaman tin-owing open his mouth as tliotigh he was going to swallow his vir:llrn; "nie, Quong Ah Wok, batldest higlibindcli S;iil 1'Yanclsco. Sixteen manboy like you"—ticking them off oa his fingers with the pistol barrel—"I kill already this week. Now 1 kill you t oo 'less you buy this 1111 gel or give duiul'd ilollah." "I haven't got BO imieh money with mo," moaned young Mr. Leonard. "How much you gotV" persisted All AVok. "Only about flfty-throo dollars nnd some odd cents, don't-chcr-know." chattered the victim behind the red silk handkerchief. "Leinnu! have all you got—clam quick," said the terrible Ah Wok, playfully poking the revolver iu his victim's vcstpocket. Young 1 Mr. Leonard lost no time in handing over his coin and bills, thong 1 .! the operation left his purse as limp as his legs. '"Now. then," said Ah Wok. with a combined movement of tho head body !iinl arms that made him lonk like a gigantic crane about to take flight—"now, then, young fellah, you skippee heap li-ll; and, lookco licah you no say no word any 0110 or I come—we all come— kill you in your Mil b-jd." Younj? iMr. Leonard wanted no fur-, ther permission, and, the encircling, arm of the maiden beinj? released, he [ottered out and did not stop tottering until he hart reached tho hotel. There lio half frightened mamma to dcuih by his Khastiiness. but he attributed it to his "climbing so many beastly hills," anil after lying down for an hour or two with a bottle of smelling sails to his nose, he was again able to stand on his feet and face the wicked world. Tho, next clay was Sunday, ami-young Mr. Leonard and his mamma went; to tho First: Baptcrian Clmrdi, that being the sect: of which the Leonards'had always "neon, strong supporters. Mrs. Leonard's devotions wero conslilorably interfered with by the haiiutlUf,' suspicion that she knew the bonnet in front of her and sure enough, when-its wearer happened to turn enough jo see tlie singers, who should it be but Mrs. Tod- huiitor, of Boston. . , "Stay after service, my dear," whispered 'Mrs. Todluuiter, during one of the hymns; "we're going to have a treat—converted Chinese.' 1 . All Hie missionary zeal- of the New Englnnder was stirred at this hint, and they stayed. The first part in the appendix of the service was a Chinese Sunday school, and .vming Mr. Leonard did .not seem to be half as (.•harmed by the services as his mother had expected him to be; indeed, it was all he could do to keep from sneaking out of the pew or lying down in it. under plea of being .poorly, lie heard the devout heathen singing some horrible travesty of dear old "Rosseaii's Dream"', with all the visor and tunefulness of- -a blacksmith's bellows, and then he heard a. resonant, crackly voice, at sound of which his heart melted like-wax within him. He glanced fearfully up. Tlie.-o was no mistaking that ophidian head and those free gestures—It. was Quong Ah Wok, the prince of highbinders. He was telling the story of his conversion, of his being brought, out of the darkness and confusion of ancie-it Confucianism into the perfect clearness of JIIMV Biipttn-ifmism, and telling it with a redundancy of piciuresciuo action which yoiuig,- Mr. Leonard know only too., well. "And now me cJ-lean!" cried tho convert, with a fountain like movement of the hands from the chest upward ami outward; "all same el-lean like snow, while you, pool sinnels, black like Melican man's shoes. Come be clean, come.,]je while, then all go hoaven, sing, sing, sing folevah—nmen." To sity that young Mr. Leonearti was amazed is but: faintly to express his condition. He was simply stupefied, find Jt'.^vas iu this-stupor ih-it. As somehow knew his mamma was taking him by the»urrn ami leading him up to ilio pulpit r.plattbrni to slwks Imiiils with the converted Ah AVok. ,; .So C'Juirmecl." he. heard his mamma; say, nnd then-he felt his hand soi'/.oc.lp'' a hony.jmv; a few quick low gut'terals wero Kprtkeii, and then there \vas a thin gi't&Te. .: He 10ol£eiT up perforce, "ml Uie'ro, slltlug iir sweet tleniurn'jidss, was tlio little Clilju'so niniden. "This 'my niece, also one Cllsthui-'-^el," said Ah "Wok, with a ft^arfnl working of his ii'pbilt? jaws, and lowering of his lids; "you i please shake hands.wif lill Clislhvn gel." ... Young J\{r. Leonard put out a moist, quivering,hand, anil felt it gently tickle in the puhn. He ventured'. a timid glance from the corner of his eyes and Liiet;bne..j\s full .of mischief as a monkey's. He thought of Celestlau wile, mid of his .$53 and sighed. And the,'maiden smiled. TABBBfiACLB'ftJlPl* THE fifties. "Ho that snt'th 111 the tt*fttettt Shal Lungli"—''TIn-n Wfcft Oaf Mouth Pilled with Laughter"-*-lilensed Are tin Weak; They'll to *yJN tile lio as m jie re yeu : married V" asked tlie ico of 'a man who had been arrested for vagrancy 1 ,'" '• "iNo, raw not inarricd, but my wife »> .--*-- ?' "No tailing with tlie court." "Heavt'ii savo its! I'm not trifling itli the -'Court. I was married, but got a divorce. My wife got umrried agaip, but i tUrtft'l; yo I am not married, but jiiy wife is." J'ltfttlit? He—Is tl^at youi 1 ilog I Ueai- howling Pooy Hero Is so devoted to md'he guards me all tho time, aud wou't even let puna put liis arm around IRC. .i! Jio— Fiilthfu) creu.tu.rc! I can't bear tltft thought of lita boiug chained ou my BnoOKlTN, July lf> —tlev; Dr. Tat mage, who is now in Australia on round-the-world journey, has selected as the subject for his sermon through the press to-dnjr, ' Laughter," the text being taken from Psalm 120: 2; ''Then was our mouth filled with laughter,' and Psalm 2:, 4: "Me that silteth in the heavens shall laugh." Thirty-eight times does the Bible make reference to this configuration of tho features and quick expulsion oi breath which we call laughter. Sometimes it is born of tho sunshine and sometimes the midnight. Sometimes it stirs the sympathies of angels and sometimes the ctichinnation of devils. All healthy people laugh. Whether it pleases the Lord'or displeases him; that depends upon when we laugh and at what we laugh. My theme to-day is the laughter of the Bible, namely: (Sarah's laugh, or that of scepticism; David's laugh, or that of spiritual exultation; the fool's laugh, or that of sinful merriment; God's laugh, or that of'infinite condemnation; heaven's laugh, or that of eternal triumph. Scene: An Oriental tent; the occupants, old Abraham, and Sarah, for haps wrinkled arid decrepit. Their three gue.'-ts are three angels—the Lord A mighty one of them. In return for the hOspiltility shown by the old people God piomises Sarah that she shall become the ancestress of the Lord Jesus Christ. Sarah laughs in the face of God; ; she does not believe it. fcho is affrighted at what slie hns done. She denies it She says: "1 didn't laugh." Then God retorted with hn emphasis that silenced all disputation; '.'But thou didst laugh." My ' friends, the laugh of scepticij-m. in nil nges, is only the echo of Sai all's laughter. God says he will accomplish a thing; and men say it can not bo done. A great multitude lautfh at the miracles. They say they are conttary to the laws of nature. What is a Liw of nature? ' It is God's'way of ('oing 1 a thing-. You ordinarily crots a river at one ferry. To-morrow you change for 'one day and you go across another ferry. You made the rule. Have you not the right to change it? You orni- nurily come in at that door of tho church. ''Suppose that next Sabbath you should come in at the other door? It is a habit you have. Ilavo you not a right.to change your habit? A law of nature is God's habit—his way of doing .things. If ho makes the law, has he not a right to change it t,t any lime he .wants to change it? Alas! for the i'blly of those who laugh at God when he says: "I will do a thing;" they* responding-; "You can't do it." God says that the Bible is true—it is all true. Bishop Colenso laughs; Herbert Sfencer luughs; Stuart Mill laughs; great German universities laugh; lUrvai-d Inughs—softly! A great many of the learned institutions with long- rows of rrofessors seated 6n the fence between Christianity and ii fidelity, -laugh softly. They say; '•We didn't laugh." That was Sarah's "trick.. God thunders from the heavens: "Biit thou didst laugh." The Garden of Eden was only a fable. There never was any ark built; or if it was built, it was too small to have two of every kind. The pillar of fire by night was only the northern lights. The ten plagues of Egypt only a brilliant spec men of jugglery. The sea parted, because the wind blew violently a great while from one direction. The sun and moon did not put themselves out of the way for Joshua. Jacob's ladder was only hori- and picturesque clouds. The destroying angel smiting the first-born in : Egypt was only cholera infantum become epidemic. The gullet of the whale, by positive measurement, too to swallow a prophet. The fitorv of the immaculate conception a shock to all decency. The lame, the dumb, the blind, the halt, cured by mere human surgery. The jesurrec- tion of Christ's friend, only a beautiful tableau; Christ, and Lazarus, and Mary, and Martha acting their parts well. My friends, there is not a doctrine or statement of God's holy word tnat has not been derided by the scep- ticism of tho day. I take up this book of King James's translation, I consider it a perfect Bible; but here are ceptics who want it torn to pieces, And now, with this Bible in my hand, let nie tear out all those portions which the scepticism of this day demands shall be torn out. What shall go first? "Well," says some one in the audieuce, "take out all that about urea* lion and about the first settlement of the world." Away goes Genesis. "Now," ,ays some one, "take out all that about the miraculous guidance of the children of Israel in the wilderness." Away goes^ Exodus. "Nfew," says some one else in the audience, "there jre things in Deuteronomy and Kings 4iat are .dot fit to be read." Away go Deuteronomy and the Kings. "Now," says some oner "the Bool? of Job is a fable that ought to come out." Away the Book of Job. "Now," t ays i bomo one«, "those passages jn,tho New 'Jcbtauiewt which imply the duvipHy of Jiiijus purUt ought tq come out" Away go the Evangelists. "Now," >ayb soro'^ one, "tlie Bool? of lievoja- tiou—now preposterous! it a m^u with the moon under his aud a sharp t-word in his hand " goes the Book of Revelation., there are a, few pieces }effc bJU£ll we do w.^j UUMH? "0." b,"»ie man ju )l)u audience, »<) a Wpr^l in the BJWe, |rj)uj ,b,p pJJier,,",' IkV^J^ i|, fa uJJ, f KCwjww h P? ?»y4$ .ftp' Jtari fiat t think, my friends, we had better keep the Bible & little longer in feet. It feaft don?-' peett.yt well "foe good many jeark Thfen there are old people who find ifc a comfort to have it oil their laps, fthd ehildt-en like tin stories in it Let us keep it for a curl osily, anyhow. If the Bible ia to be thrown out of the school, and out o tlfe court room, so that men tto moi^e fcweaf by it, and it is to be put in dark corridor Of the city library, the K^ran on one side and the Writings o: Confucius on the other, then let us each one keep a copv for himself, for we might have trouble, and we Wottlc Want to be Under the delusions ot its consolations; and We might die, ant We would want the delusion of the exalted residence of God's right hand which it mentions 01 what an awfu: thing it is to In ugh in God's face, ant hurl his revelation back at him. After awhile the day will come when they will say they did nol laugh. Then all the hypercritlsms, all the caricatures, and all the learned sneers in the "Quarterly Reviews," will be brought to judgment; and amid the rocking of everything beneath, and., amid the flaming of everything above, God will thunder: 'But thou didst laughl" I think the most fascinating laugher at Christianity I ever remember was a man in New England. He made tho word of God seem ridiculous, and he laughed on at our holy religion until he came to die, and then he said: "My life has been failure — a failure domestically; I iiave no children; a failure socially, for I am treated in the streets like a pirate; a failure professionally, because I know but one, minister that lias adopted my sentiments." For a quarter of a century ho laughed at Christianity; and ever since Christianity has bnen laughing at him. Now, it Is a mean thing to go into a man's liouse and steal his goods; but I tell foil the most gigantic burglary ever nvented is tho proposition to steal -hose treasures of our holy religion. The meanest laughter eve.r uttered is he laugh of tho sceptic. The next laughter that I shall mention as being iu the Bible, is the laugh of God's condemnation: "He .hat sitteth in tho heavens shall Laugh." Again: "I will laugh at hia calamity." AVi'th such demonstration will God greet every kind of great sin ind wickedness, But men build up villainies higher aud higher. Good men. almost pity God, because he is so schemed against by men. Suddenly a pin drops out of the machinery of wickedness, or a secret is revealed, and tho foundation begins to rock; inally, the whole thing is demolished. What is the matter? I will tell you what the matter is. That crash of ruin is only the reverberation of God's aughter. In the money market there are a great many good men, and a freat many fraudulentunen. A fraudu- ent man ther.e says: "I mean to have my million." He goes to work reckless f honesty, and he gets his first $100, 000. Ie gets after awhile his ®i!00,000. After awhile he gets his $500, COO. "Now," he says, "I have only one more move to make, and I shall have my million." He gathers up all his_ 'esources; ho makes that one last ^rand move, he fails and loses all, aud le has not enough money of his own eft to pay the cost of the cur to his home. People can not understand this pasmodic revulsion. Some said it was a sudden turn in Erie railway tock, or in Western Union or in Illinois Central; some said one thing and ome another. They all guessed vrong. I will tell j-ou what it was: He that sitteth in tho heavens aughed." A man in New York said 10 would bo the richest man in the ity. He left his honest work as a mechanic, and got into the city coun- ils eomo way, and in ten years tole $15,000,000 from the city gov- rnment Fifteen million dollars! io hold the legislature of the tate of New York in the grip )f his right hand. Suspicions were roused. The grand jury presented ndictments. The whole land stood ghast. Tho man who expected to nit half the city in his vest pocket goes to Blackwell's island; goes to Ludlow street jail, breaks prison and goes across the sea; is real-rested and brought back, and again remanded to jail. Why? "Ho that sitteth in the heavens laughed." Home was a great empire; she had Horace nnd Virgil among her pools; she had Augustus and Constantino among her emperors. But what mean the defaced Pantheon, and tho Forum turned into a«attle market, and the broken-walled Coliseum, and the architectural skeleton of her great aqueducts? Whut was that thunder? "Oh!" you say, "that was tho roar of the battering rams against her walls." No. What was that quiver? "Oh!" you say, "that was the tramp of hostile legions." No. .The quiver and the roar were the outburst of omnipotent laughter from the de- tied and insulted heavens. Kerne defied God ajid he laughed her down. Nineveh defied God und he laughed 1 her down. Babylon defied God and he laughed her down- There is a great difljerence between God's laughter and Ins smile. His smile is eternal beatitude. lie smiled when David sang. and Miriam clapped the cymbals, and Hannah niade garments for her son, a,nd Paul preached, and John kindled with Rpocalpytie vision, aod whew any man has anything to do nnd does it well. His srnilet Why, it is the 15th of May, the apple orchards iu full bloom; it ia morning breaking on a rippling sea; it is heaven at high noon, all the bells beating 1 the marriage peal. But his la / u£b,ter-^may U never fall on us! Jt< is a condemnation f or 0 ^ v -gj^, j t j s a. wasting a\v»y. W,e may Jet the satirist, laugh at us, and, panioHS way laugh 6 t u,a, be'nja-de the Jwget, |P»' - t gt earth. «n<i OHV ws? may merriment* the Gosf»el must come -udder that tremendous bombardment. God wants tts-all to repent' lie cdtfnwels, he Coaxes, he importunes, and he dies for as. fie comes down out of heaven. He puts all the world's sin on one shoulder, he puts all the World's sorrow on the oj.her shoulder, and then with . that Alp OQ one Side and that Himalaya on the Other* he starts up the hill back of Jerusalem to achieve our salvation. Me puts the palm of his right foot ot) one long 1 spike, and he puts the palm of his left foot on another long- spike, and then, with his hands spotted With his own blood, he gesticulates, saying: "Look! look! and live. With the crimson veil of iny sacrifice 1 wilt cover up all your sins; with my dying groan I will swallow up all your groans. Look! live.' But a thousand of you turn your back on that, and then* this voica of invitation turtis to a tone divinely ominous, •that sobs like a simoom through the first chapter of Proverbs: "Because I have called nnd ye refused, 1 have stretched out my right hand and no man regarded; 'but ye have set at naught all my counsel, and would none of my reproof; I, also, will laugh at your calamity." Ot what a laugh that is—a deep laugh; a long, reverberating 1 laugh; an overwhelming laugh; God grant we may never hear it But in this day of merciful visitation, yield your heart to Christ, that you may spend all your life on earth under his smile, and escape for ever the thunder of the laugh of God's indignation. The other laughter mentioned in the Bible, the only one I shall speak of, ia Leaven's laughter, or the expression of eternal triumph. Christ said to his disciples: "Blessed are ye that weep now, for yo shall laugh." That makes me know positively that wu are not to spend our days in heaven singing long-meter psalms. The formalistic and still notions of heaven that some people have would make' mo miserable. I am glad to know that the heaven of the Bible is not only a place of holy worship, but of magnificent sociality. What," say you, "will the ringing •augh go around the circles of the saved?" J say,yes; pure laughter, cheering htughter; holy laughter. It will be a laugh of congratulation. When we meet a friend who has suddenly come to a fortune, or who has got over some diro sickness, do we not shake hands, do we not laugh with him? And when we get to heaven and see our friends there, sonic of them having come up out of great tribulation, why we will say to one of them: "The last time I saw you, you had been suffering for six weeks under a low intermittent 'ever;" or, to another, we will say: "You for teu years were limping with the rheumatism, and you were full of complaints when wo saw you last; I congratulate you on this eternal re- coverv." We,'shall laugh. Yes; we shall congratulate all those who have come out of great financial embarrassments in this world, because ;hoy have become millionaires in icaven. Ye shall laugh. It shall be a laugh of re-association. It is just as natural for us to laugh when wo meet a friend we have not seen for ten years, as anything is possible to be natural. AVhen we meet our friends i-om whom wo have been parted ten, or twenty, or thirty years, will it not be with infinite congratulation? Our jerception quickened, our knowledge mprove'd, we will know each other at i flash. We will have to talk over all hat has happened in tho ten years of lis heavenly residence, and we telling lim in return all that has happened luring the ton years of his absence rom earth. Ye shall laugh. I think Jeorge Whitefleld and John Wesley vill have a laugh of contempt for heir earthly collisions; and Toplady and Charles Wesley will havo a iiug-h 01' contempt for their earthly nibunderstandiugs; and the two 'armors, wh-j wero in a law suit all .heir days, will have a laugh of contempt over their eartjily oisturlmuco about a line fence. Exemption from II annoyance. Immersion in all gladness. Ye shall laugh. Christ says so. te shall laugh.. Yes, it will "be a augli of triumph. Oh! what a pleas- itiii ihing it \vui be to stand ou me wail of heaven and look down at atun, aud Uurl at him defiance, and eo him cagud aud chained, and wo tii-over free ironi his clinches. Aha! Yes, H will be a laugh of ro,yal greeting. You know how tho i'l-tiiclimun jiieered when Napoleon came bactc rom Elba; you know how the English, sneered when Weiluigtou came back torn Waterloo; you know how Americans cheered when Kohsutli arrived rom li uutj-aryj you remember how tome eiioerecl when i'ompey cuma jack victor over UUO cilius. Every heer was a laugh. But, Oh! the nigluier greeting, the gladder groot- wlieu tho snow white cavalry roop of heaven bhull go through the treats, and, according to the book %of levclation, Christ, in the redcoat, the n-iuison coat, on a white horse, aud all ho armies of heaven following ou vhito horses. Oh! when wo see and icar thut cavalcade, we shull cheer, ve shall laugh, Does not your heart jeat quickly at the thought of ••'! .d ubilee upon which we are soon to great liter? I pray God that when we get hrough with this world and are gong out of it, we may have some such -'-''- as tho dying Christian when he saw wriCten all over the elpuds }n tUe sky the etter "W 7 ;" and they asked him, itanding by his side, what he thought hat letter "W" meant. "Oh!" he aid, "that; stands for welcome/" Aud o may it bo when we quit this yorld. "W" on the gate, "W" on the door of the mansion, "W" on the hrone. Welcome! Welcome! Wol- spme! I have preached this sermon vith five prayerful wishes: that vou night see wh»,t a mean thing is the augh of scepticism, what » bvigrht hing is the laugh of spiritual pxulta- ,jo»v wluit u bqljow thing is the laugh of s}nf\U njerdmpflt- what an nwful is the lausfh of condemnation, ft jadiont, ' ' ' " ' the, ant, ra *-4^J I Can't Sleep t imve a, tired, wbro-oat feeling. IWd fflettfil that the nervous sjrstem la oni of atAtit. 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