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tile mouth t»I the ftlve? Sfla, frflffl the^Bfcay HiSM appals .t6 be ,fta the wait of fcdfls which fiiafd the, coast* The gateway .la there, however, and passing through it one ,__ ^ . leaves Sharp Peak UTaWolrthe'f ight and proceeds up the .stream; ? \, . Peak is a conical hilt, about 300 ,' foot high, on which are built the mis- 1 • sionary sanitariums and the cable sta- /tion. The slopes of tho hill are beautifully terraced from the summit to the water's edge, as indeed are most of the hills in the immediate vicinity of Foo- chow. This is done to enable the farmers to grow on them rice, which mus oe planted under water. Between Sharp Peak and Pagoda anchorage, seventeen miles up tho river, the mountains twice again close in and threaten to bar approach, thus forming •tne Kim-Pai and the Min-Ngnn passes. These passes are hardly half a mile wide, and formidable forts frown down on passers through. These forts, if properly manned and equipped, would be impregnable. In going up the river from Pagoda anchorage to Foochow one passes Kushan (Drum Mountain), 3,200 feet high, , on which is situated a famous Buddhist monastery. Foochow is thirty miles from the river's mouth, and is the head of navigation, oven,for Chinese junks, and all European steamers and sailing vessels stop at Pagoda anchorage, thirteen miles below. • Above Foochow the traveler must proceed "by small boat and can follow «!fiy B&dotilftS fevef hfeld fts AfnSfic&fl slaves, awaf tfe§ hotlfS 6t fiis declining f tjy thfflfcitig of ttJS ^PetidBfits joyed, idf he had ktiOwtt all the defit§ slijc§ AndfeW'JackSofi, Slid wad dttee t Seftaftt in the family of Jaffiea 8. Polk f he old tnati is A genuine Bed&Ulti In appearance. Me id aitnest t>tft*&, btit hla white half attd heavy beafd afts pei-fectly straight Mis eyea are small and kee"ri, his nose id dear cut and he has all the peculiarities c6m* ffion to the softs of the desert, except that he has always led a quiet, Indus* trtetHS life, three times he has married and three titties he was sold when a slave, Me is the father of four ehll* drefli but supposes them to be all dead except a son, from whom he never hears. For the last thirteen years the old man has been a laborer at Pullman, but was hurt by falling from a car last May, and has not since worked, says San Francisco Post. Haddex was born In Tennessee. He does not know his exact age, but says that he was a young man when Andrew Jackson was first elected to the presidency, sixty-seven years ago. Jack* son's plantation was not far from Maddex's master's, and Haddex, who knew Jackson well, tells an amusing anecdote about "Old Hickory." "General Jackson," said Haddex, "was a mighty fine man, and treated mm m isift flw«t Ail ftha Bftvs mi fret fifth «f ttatoi fchfrfil Wfif — *tt *hitt« Klfitf* the Might?" , THE CHINESE STREAM THAT FLOWS THROUGH FOO-CHOW THE SCENE OF THE ANTI-CHRISTIAN RIOTS, the river for something like 300 miles, the i scenery growing grander and grander. Sheer cliffs, hundreds of feet high, rise in places from the water's -edge. 'Rocks of unique formation stand out from $0 to 60 feet high, while on ,the other bank will bo seen a gentle slope, covered with feathery bamboos, wave gracefully in the breeze, and look like giant green ostrich plumes. Still further up the river the mountains are covered with' dense forests, where game of all kinds abound, ranging in size from the royal Bengal tiger and wild boar to timid little deer and monkeys, the latter being found in great numbers. In fact, the attractions offered by this beautiful, .country are equal for the ) spprtsman and lover of nature in her grander moods, and, having seen it, i has something to remember for the t of h.is life, A, ,' Ail JEUuhange Min!ater> J'r.ijer. ,,', Sojnp Ji^tle" time ago the minister . ; frcm^Scarboro, Me., exchanged pulpits , J with ,the minister from Sacarappa, in *-. pfte s%me state, .When the Sacarappa 'IJfltetqwrjYefl «* Scaj-bflro he was met a deacon, who 3aid to him: "Ml 1 , Jfpfle|i ; I do bope to-day that in ypur grayer you will jnake an especial effort 'fpj' rai», -Our c/ops are being destroyed see noting but 4esplation the minister was about js "'petltiop,. lie s^id; "Oh, jpy Tbe| ftftt ThQH raSas ypon, the- BQ|I of it ww MGS fortb a fraryejt, «nlV$a{ tba everybody, even the slaves, with common courtesy. I knew the General well and he always spoke to me. One day as I was going along the road in Tennessee I met General Jackson, who was riding out with another white gentleman. As was customary for slaves, I took off my hat as the carriage passed. General Jackson returned the compliment 'arid spoke to me very pleasantly. 'What, General,' cried his ! companion, 'do you speak and take off your hat to a nigger?' 'Why, of course,' replied Jackson, 'I can't allow a colored man to have more manners than I.' Poor old General Jackson/' . continued tho old man, '{I'reme'mebe'r whenithey buried him down yonder 'in 'old Ten'nessee,; and this here 'hickory 'cane of mine was cut from a tree above his grave." For many years James K. Polk lived just across the road from Haddex's master's in Columbia, Tenn. Haddex's elder brother, who is still living in Columbia, was Folk's body servant, and served his master in the White House during Folk's presidency. Later on Asa himself became a servant- Jn the Polk family. Among the Presidents whom Haddex has known intimately are: Jackson, Van Buren, Wiliam Henry Harrison, Polk, Tyler and Flllmore. He has had conversations with Lincoln, Grant, Pierce, Buchanan and .Andrew Johnson, and has shaken hands with Hayes, Garfleld, Cleveland and Harrison, and also with the late Secretary' James G. Blaine apd other presidential candidates. Haddex has been a man of herculean strength and build. In hia prime he conld carry a bale of cottop on tils back. How his ancestors were cap- Lured he does not know, but he always knew that he came from a different tribe than other slaves. His father, he says, was a peculiar man, and, even though a slave, managed to secure a large sum^f silver money.'with which iie intended to purchase his 'family's 'reedom, but this privilege, was refused Urn, Haddejf ijves all alowe with his third wife, a comely old lady, who is several years Jile Junior, His mind is perfectly clear, and he bears up remarkably well under his burden of years, Spy * Joe \>y , , A remarkable case of lone service by employes appears Jn a description pf a brass factory in HaydenvWe, aj&ss, Q«t pf 3<?5 men la tfce ewpjor of 1%$ com, pany 1(35 Ujtye been J ft its service (or ten years Q.r longer, Ajnpnf ttjese ftre ifM mettled htsfses at full speed; 'fof he was celebrated tot fast driving, Jehu> the warrior and king, returns from battle. But seeing Jehonadab, an acquaintance, by the wayside, he shouts, "Whoa! whoa!" to the lath* ered span. Then leaning over to jeho* nadab, Jehu salutes him In the words of the text—words not more appropriate for that hour and that place, than for this hour and place: "Is thine heart right?" I should like to hear of your physical health. Well myself, I like to have everybody else wellj and so might ask, Is your eyesight right, your hearing right, your nerves right, your lungs right, your entire body right? But I am busy to-day taking diagnosis of the ttore important spiritual conditions. I should like to hear of your financial welfare. I want everybody to have plenty of money, ample apparel, largo storehouse, and comfortable residence; and I might ask, Is your business right, your Income right, your worldly surroundings right? But what are these financial questions compared with the inquiry as to whether you have been able to pay your debts to God; as to whether you are insured f6r eternity; as to whether you are ruining yourself by the long-credit system of the soul? I have known men to have no more than one loaf of bread at a time, and,.yet to own a government bond .of • heaven worth more than the whole material universe. The question I ask you to-day is not in regard to your habits. I make no inquiry about your integrity, or your chastity, or your sobriety. I do not mean to stand on the outside of the gate and ring the bell; but coming up the steps, I open the door and come to the private apartment of the soul; and with the earnestness of a man that must;give an account for this day's work", I cry out, O man, O woman, immortal, is thine heart right? I will not insult you by an argument to prove that we are ; by nature all wrong. If there be a factory explosion and the smokestack be upset; and the wheels be broken in two, and the engine un'jointed, and the ponderous bars be twisted, and a man should look in and say that nothing was the matter, you would pronounce him a fool. Well, it needs no acumen to discover that our nature is all atwist and askew and unjointed. The thing doesn't work right. The biggest trouble we have in the world Is with our souls. Men sometimes say that, though their lives may not be just right, their heart is all right. Impossible." A farmer never puts the poorest apples on 'top of his barrel; nor does the merchant place the meanest goods in h'ls'sbow window. The best part of us is our outward life. I do not stop to discuss whether we all fell in Adam, for we have been our own Adam, and have all eaten of ; the forbidden fruit, and; have been turned out of the paradise of holiness and peace; and though the flaming sword that stood at the gate to keep us out has changed position and comes behind to drive us In, we will not go, The Bible account of us is not exaggerated when it says that we are poor and wretched and miserable and blind and naked. Poor: the wretch that stands shivering on our doorstep on a cold day is not so much in need of bread as we are of spiritual help. Blind; why, the man whose eyes perished in the powder blast, and who for these ten years has gone feeling bis way from street to street, is not in such utter darkness as we, Naked; why, there Is not one rag of holiness left to hide the shame of our sin. Sick; why, the leprosy lias eaten into the head and the heart and the hands and the feet; and the marasmus of an everlasting wasting away has aleady seized on some of us. But the meanest thing for a man to do is to discourse about an evil without pointing a way to have it remedied. I speak of the thirst of your hot tongue, only that I may show you the living stream that drops crystalline and sparkling fro'm the Rock of Ages, and pours a river of gladness at your feet, If J show you the rents in your coat, it is only because the door of God's ward' robe now swings open, and here Is a robe, white with the fleece of the Lamb of God, and of a cut and make that a.n angel would not be ashamed to wear, Jf I snatch from you the black, mouldy bread that you are munching, it is only to give you the bread made out pf the finest wheat that grows on the celestial tte.Mve eritef t&lhed Fo* 1 inlnt it l6ft£',yttf itt set Mwtrfnifgfi unsiiM hi this alesfiistf ofigfetett meffl'te nil «uf fialttte. Out wltB lfe« file nSfdf 6f 6ut tfii tre-aitB and lei Christ corns in! A heathen eaffi<§ td an eSfiy Christian, whe had the reputation bf ..... diseases. ¥ha dhfistiaa Must have all yoUf idols dV strayed." ¥he heattien gave te the Christian the key te his hdtise, that he might ga In afid destroy the'idbls. Me battered to pieces all he saw, but Still the man did hot get well. The Chris* tlan Said to hltfl, "There must be 86me Idol ifl ydUr house Hot yet destroyed." the heathen confessed that there was one idol of beaten gold that he could hot bear to give up. After awhile, when that Was destroyed, in attsWer to the prayer of the Christian, the sick man got well. Many a man has awakened in his dying hour to find his sins .all about him. They clambered up on 'the right side of the bed, and on the left side, and over the head-board, and over, the foot-board, and. horribly devoured the soul. Repent! the voice celestial cries, Nor longer dare delay; The Wretch that scorns the mandate dies, . And meets a fiery day. Again, we' need a believing heart. A good many years ago a weary one went up one of the hills of Asia Minor, and with two logs on his back cried out to all the world, offering to carry their sins and sorrows. They pursued him. They slapped him in the face. They mocked him. When he groaned they groaned. They shook their fists at him. They spat on him. They hounded him as though he were a wild beast, His healing of the sick, his sight-giving to the blind, his mercy to the outcast, silenced not the revenge of the world. His prayers and benedictions were lost in that whirlwind of execration: "Away with him! Away with him!" ,'":' : . • . " Ah! It was not merely the two pieces of wood that he carried; it was the transgressions of the' race, the anguish of the ages, .the wrath of God, the sorrows of hell, the stupendous interests of an unending eternity. No wonder his back bent. No wonder the blood started .from every pore. No wonder that he crouched under a torture that made the sun faint, and the everlasting hills tremble, and the dead rush up in their .winding-sheets as he cried: "If it be possible, let this cup pass from me." But the cup did not pass. 'None to comfort. ! ' .There he hangs! What has that hand done that it should be thus crushed in the palm? It has been healing the lame arid wiping away tears. What has that foot been doing-that it should be so lacerated? It has been going about doing good. Of what has the victim been guilty ? Guilty of saving a world. Tell me, yo heavens and earth, was there ever such another criminal? Was there ever such a crime? On that hill of parnage, that sunless day, amid those howling rioters, may not your sins and mine have perished? I believe it. Oh, the ransom has been paid. Those arms of Jesus were stretched .out so wide, that when he brought them together again' they might embrace the world. Oh, that I might, out of the blossoms of the spring, or the flaming foliage of the autumn, make one wreath for my Lord! Oh, that all the triumphal arches of the world cpiild be swung in one gateway, where the King of Glory might come in! Oh, that all the harps and trumpets and organs of earthly music might, in one anthem, speak his praise! But what were earthly flowers to him who walketh amid the snow of the white lilies of heaven? What were arches of early masonary to him who hath about his throne a rainbow spun out of everlasting sunshine? What were all earthly music to him when the hundred and forty and four thousand on one side, and cherubim« and seraphim and archangels stand on the -other side,'and all the space between is filled with the doxologies of eternal jubilee— the hosanna of a'redeemed earth, the hallelujah of unfallen angels, song after song rising about the throne' of God and of the Lamb? In that pure, high place, let him, hear us, Stop! harps of heaven, that our poor cry may be heard. Oh, my Lord Jesus! it will not hurt thee for one hour to step out from the shining throngi They will make it all up when thou goest back again. Come hither, 0 blessed One, that we may kiss thy feet, Our hearts, too long with' held, we now surrender into thy keeping, When thou gpest back tell it to all the immortals that the lost are fhetl aft P^ fe* Wffil fildft-t f tBtt'tfft t*F '*ta* &6 flot ins* derstafid US/: ftfiiafiistlfled hUinah nature sayi, H Wsif till ffitt fet a _ eraek auto, ifilWift ailsst y6ti find him is a tiglrt fclact.'five' ft ta him. Fla? " "' " with betH,'fe6t.' J 1Pfiy'Mfii;iii his 6w& ' SC8fn I6f .',N» r Q(ttaftet( scorn, for ,fiut, I»»l9, and bakeOJo the flres of tbe Gross,- ,p}Qym §n t i^nge'.'frgjp .twenty to thirty VftflPS' f'ori nflVA T\aan In r -H^*% «n*vtn ...«. t I 18 r a T "j.«V"t~' 1 ' r "*7"" -T ' 1 ™fc,"5^l'" a <fT H«^9-WPf |WP '. ]$*'•*» W/W&WW, »»<J sfc hjW • 1 tew v&&tot:iKtz.vwt,w loww.; •.The^lop^'.^niinjas^ m ^$ v , WR g- a»d one erumb pf enough to mafce an Hear it, oge and all, friends wften yew go Jesus Christ would, be a 'banquet, te}l it to yaw that the found, ana }et the Father's house ring wjth the music anfl the dance. They ha,ve pom? 9ld wine in heaven, not used except in rare festivities, In this world, those who are accustomed to use wine pn great occasions bring friends, 1 that it Hot tfae fight kind ef heart. No fflaft eVer did so mean a thiftg toward us we have done toward G6d, And if We eahndt ferglVe others, heW.cAn We expect Odd te forgive Us? thousands of men have faeefl kept out ef heaven by ah uttfefglvlag heart, Mere is some one whs says, "i will f6r« give -that matt the Wrdfag he did trie about"that house and lot{ 1 will forgive that inan who overreached me in a bargain; I Will forgive that,hlah Who sold me a shoddy overcoat; 1 forgive them—all but one. that man I cannot forgive, the villain—I can hardly keep my hands off him. If my going to heaven depends on my forglylng him, then I will stay out." Wrong feeling. If a man He to me once, I ain not called to trust him again. If a man betray me once, i am not called to put confidence in him again, ttnt; t would .have no rest If I could not offer a sincere prayer for the temporal and everlasting welfare of all men, whatever meanness and outrage they have Inflicted upon me. If you want to get your heart right, strike a match'and burn up all your old grudges, and blow the ashes away. "If you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your heavenly Father forgive you your tres-, passes." •'•.'•' An old Christian black woman ;Was going along tho streets of New York with a basket of apples that she had for sale. A rough sailor ran against her and upset the. basket, and stood back expecting'to hear her scold frightfully, but she stooped down .arid picked up the apples, and said, "God forgive you, .iny son, as I do." The sailor saw the meanness of what he had done, and felt in his pocket for his money, and insisted that she should take it all. Though she was black, he called her mother, and said, "Forgive me, mother, I will never do anything so mean again." Ah! there is a power in a forgiving spirit to overcome all hardness. There is no way of conquering men Hko that of bestowing upon them your pardon, .whether they will accept it or not. Is thy heart right? What question can compare with this 'in importance? It is a business question. Do you not realize that you will soon have to go but of that store, that you will soon have .to resign' that partnership,, that soon among all the millions of dollars worth of goods that are sold, you will- not have the handling of a yard of cloth, or a pound of sugar, or a penny worth of anything; that soon, if a conflagration should start at Central Park nnd sweep everything to the Battery, it would not disturb you; that, soon, if every cashier should abscond, and every insurance company should fail, i,t would not affect you? What are the questions that stop this side the grave, compared with the questions that reach beyond it? Are you making losses that are to be everlasting? Are you making, purchases for eternity? Are you jobbing for time when you might be wholesaling for eternity? What question of the store is so broad at the base, and so altitudinous, and so overwhelming as the question, "Is thy heart right?" < Or is it a domestic question? Is It something about father, or mother, or companion, or son, or daughter, that you think is comparable with this question in importance? Do you not realize that by universal and inexorable law all these relations will b<j broken up? Your father will be gone, your mother will be gone, your companion will be gone, your child will be gone, you will be gone, and then this supernal question will begin to harvest its chief gains, or deplore its worst losses, roll up into its mightiest magnitude, or sweep its vast circles, What difference now does it make' to Napoleon III, whether 1 he triumphed or surrendered at Sedan? whether he'lived at the Tuileries or at Chislehurst, whether he was emperor'or exile? They laid him out in his coffin in the dress of a field marshal, Did that give him any better chance for the next world than if he had been laid out Jn a plain shroud? And soon to us what will be the difference, whether Jn this world we rode or walked, were bowed to or maltreated, were applauded or hissed at, were welcomed in or kicked out, while laying hole} of every moment of the great future, and burning Jn all the pii6icl talid all winter- , first 6f all k'siiSrtS ttill^ :^; Wood is flISFe, fdf bp'dfi JJ«r-6 W66d W j^W^/M»' " MM^OMKJKM VKt ftfel-J out the beverage anfl say, 'Tnls wine Is thirty years old," or "forty years old," But the wipe pf heaven is more than eighteen centuries ojd, It w'a» pre* parea at th? time when Christ troa tfce wise press »\QW>, When such sinners w we pome back, me- prjes OMt tfl the 9eryaBt9 4 •joy! up frpm t J8 of Jieay, [» splendor or grief, apd overarebtng undergoing ^11 time and all ejerpJty, is the plain, simple, practical, thrljjlng, agonizing, overwhelm^ question, "Jm thy heart right?" Have you you '» repentant heart, a«' heart? 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