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£it«fiil*6 CfHitlitrt ft! tn6 &Ul6hAi fratforrti—the Onid Standard, ' frnieet.lon, and Kttlfttocltt •Canton, 0.» Aug. 28.—Mai. MeKin- ley's letter of acceptance wae Issued Wednesday, Its salient points are as folldwe: "Por the first time since 1868, if eter .befote, there is presented to the AmefU can this year a clear and direct issue •as to our monetary system of Vast im* Iportatice in its effects, and upon the •right settlement of which rests largely the financial honor and prosperity of ,ihe country, it is proposed by one wing of the democratic party and its ^1 lies,..the i people's and the silver parities, to inaugurate the free and Utt- flimited coinage of silver by indepead- ;ent action on the part of the United | States at a ratio of sixteen ounces of Fliver to one ounce of gold. The mere ; df>claration of this purpose is a menace to our financial and industrial interests, and has already created universal alarm. It involves groat peril to the credit and business of the country, a .peril BO grave that conservative men everywhere are breaking away from their old party associations and uniting with other patriotic citizens in emphatic protest against the platform of the democratic national convention as r.n assault upon the faith and honor of the government and tho welfare of the people. We have had few questions in the lifetime of the republic more eerious than the one which is thus presented. "Tho character of the money which fihall measure our values and exchanges and settle our balances with one another and with the nations of the •world is of such primary importance and so far reaching in its consequences • as to call for the most painstaking investigation, and in the end a sober and . .unprejudiced judgment at the polls. We must not be misled by phrases nor deluded by false theories. Free silver •v ould not mean that silver dollars were to be freely had without cost or labor. It would mean the fcee use of the mints of the United States for the few who are owners of silver bullion, but would make silver coin no freer to the many who are engaged in other enterprises. It would not make labor easier, the hours'of labor Shorter or tho pay better. It would not make farming less laborous or more profitable. It would not start a factory or make a demand for an additional day's labor. It would create no.new occupations. It would add nothing to the comfort of Che masses, the capital of the people or the wealth of the nation. It seeks to introduce a new measure of value, but'would add no value to the .thing measured. It would not conserve values. On the contrary, it would derange all existing values. It would not restore business confidence, but its direct effect would be to destroy the little which yet remains. "Wo have coined since 1878 more than than 400,000,000 of silver dollars, which aro maintained by the government at parity wkh gold, and are a full ;legal tender for the . payment of all debts.'public and private. How are the , silver dollars now in use different from those which would be in use under free coinage? They are to be of the same weight and fineness; they are to bear the same stamp of the government. Why would they not be of the same value? I answer: The silver dollars now in use .were coined on account, of the government and not for private account or gain, and the government has solemnly agreed to keep them as good as the best dollars we have. The government bought the silver bullion at its market value and coined it into fi ! v 6JJver. Having exclusive control of the Vintage it only coins what it can hold parity with gold. The profit repre- enting the difference between the ijmmerclal value of the silver bullion ad the face value of the silver dollar ""goes to the government for the bene- 'fit of the people. The government bought the silver bullion contained in the silver dollar at very much less than Us coinage value. It paid it outto its creditors and put it in circulation among'the ^people at its face value'of 100 cents, or a full dollar. It required the people to accept it as a legal tender, and is thus morally bound to maintain it at a parity with gold, which was then, as now, the recognized standard with us and the most enlightened nations of the world, The government hav.ing issued and circulated the silver dollar; it must in -honor protect the holder from loss, This obligation it has so far sacredly kept. Not only is there a moral obligation, but there is a legal obligation, expressed in public statute, to" maintain the parity. "These dollars in the particulars I have named are npt the same as the dollars which would be Issued under free coinage, They would be the same in. form, but different in value, , government'would have np part ia the transaction, except to coin the silver bullion Into dollars. It would share in nq part of the profit, It »?rould take upon itself no obligation. It would npt put the dollars into circulation^ It ,couid only get them as any citizen would get them, by giving something for them, It would deliver th.em tbpge wfcg deposited toe silver, a»4 its coniectipn, with -the transactipn. tbore end, .8uQh ar? the silver dollars which would be issued, under free coinage ol silver at g ratio of 1<J to J. Who would &«» maJRtaJn $* wity? keep them ft PW with, go}c\? There would be no eWig^tion, wtteg upp» the government t« 49. tt, mi It jt would he power^a, Jq dp, jt, s, we wild IJe g TfcttS tfottesV ffiHHpr 1 etttd opuft th«if ft f the ffee and ttftiMfdi 6 sliver at a fatto- of slitleft silver to an ounce df gold #6uH, ftl Mhre« «*entS ifl silver wdftb 100 cetitS and the siitef dollar «4uai to the gold dollar, then we would have no fehe&pisr' ihoney thdh »cw and it wfluld toe fi6 easier to get But that stick would be the result is against reason and is contradicted by experience In alt times and ia all lands, ft .means the debase* went of our currency to the amount of the difference between the commercial and coin value of the sliver dollar, which is ever changing, and the effect Would be to reduce property values, entail untold financial loss, destroy confidence, impair the obligations of existing contracts, further impoverish he laborers and producers of the eoun* try, create a panic of unparalleled 66* verity,and inflict upon;tfade:and;com* merce a deadly blow. Against any such policy I am unalterably opposed. The republican party has not been, and is not now, opposed to the use of silver money, as its record abun- lantly shows, It has done all that could be done for its increased uso with safety and honor by other governments. There are those who think that it has already gone be- rond the limit of financial prudence. Surely we can go no further, and we must not permit false lights to lure us across the danger line. "Wo have much more silver in uso ;han any country in the world, except India or China—$500,000,000 more than reat Britain, $150.000,000 more than France, $400,000,000 more than Ger-' meny, $325,000,000 less than India and $125,000,000 less than China. The republican party has declared in favor of an.international agreement, and if elected president it will be my duty to employ all proper means to promote It The free coinage of silver in this country would defer, If not defeat, International bimetallism, and until an international agreement can bo had every interest requires us to maintain our present standard. Independent free coinage of silver at a ratio of sixteen ounces of silver to one ounce of gold would insure the spoedy contraction of tho volume of our currency. It would drive at least 500,000,000 of gold dollars, which we now have, permanently from fche trade of the country and greatly decrease our per capita circulation. It is not proposed by the republican party to take from the circulating medium of tjje country -any of the silver we now have. "On the contrary, it is proposed to keep all of the silver money now in circulation on a parity with gold by maintaining the pledge of tho government that all of it shall be equal to gold. This has been the unbroken policy of the republican party since 1878. It has inaugurated no new policy. It will keep in circulation and as good as gold all of the.silver and paper money which are now included in the currency of tho country. It will maintain their parity. It will preserve-.their, equality i'n the future as it has always done in tho past. It will not consent to put this country on a silver basis, .which would inevitably follow independent free coinage at a ratio of 16 to 1. It will oppose the expulsion of gold from our circulation. 'Another issue of supreme importance is that of protection. Those who assert that our present industrial and financial depression is tiho result of the gold standard have not read American history aright, or been careful students of the events of recent years. We never had greater prosperity in this country, In every field • of employment ,and -Industry, than in the busy years from 1880* to "1892, "during all of which time this country was on a gold basis and employed more gold money In its fiscal and business operations than ever before. We had, too, a protective tariff, tmder which ample revenues were collected for the government, and an accumulating surplus which was constantly applied to the payment of tho public debt. "Bimetallism cannot be secured by independent action on our part, It cannot be obtained by opening our mints to the unlimited coinage of the silver of the world at a ratio of sixteen ounces of silver to one ounce of gold, when the commercial ratio is more than thirty ounces of silver to one of gold,' Until international agreement is had it is the plain duty of the United States to maintain the gold atandard. It is the recognized and sole standard of the great commercial nations of the world, with which we trade more largely than any other. Eighty- four per cent of our foreign trade for the fiscal year 1895 was with gold standard countries, and our trade.wlth, other coutries was settled on ft gold basis, "Chiefly by means of legislation during and since 1?78 there has been put .in circulation, more than 1 $624,000,000-of silver, or its representative, -Prior,'to that time there had bef n les* than 9,» 000,000 of silver dollar| coined in the entire history of the fmitea States, a period of eigbty*nlne years, We have today more silver, than gold, "The'so-called'Sherman'law sought to use aH the silver product of the United States for, money at its market value. From 1890 to 1893 the government purchased 4,500,000 ounces of sil* ver a monte/or 54,000,000 ounces a year. This was onerthlrd of the pro* duct of tbe world, and practically all of tals country's product, Jt was be* Ueved by those who then and now favor free cpinage that 6A»ch use of silver wouW advance its bullion y^iue to, its cotRS$e,,i3j$lu,e, but tk* 8 expjcjatlon. pat realised, I Q a few months, withstanding tb* unprecedented i ket (or silver produced ia tUe United States, the price of silver went 4pwn very rapMiy, reaching a j ow er nplnt ever before, Thep t upp» ftp rec* tfef We mm wiOt satet# 1ft fuftnSf «*ffefinie1it6 i "the first dttty »l the felttbUclift gftf- tyv will be th6 enactment bi 4 tariff law whlcn will false ail the m6fiey necessary 10 66fidttct th« gofSttimmt, eco- nttmlcaliy ftBd hoflestly administrated, and so adjusted as ta give preference w hotte -manufactures and adequate protection to hbtne labor and the hdme market, We are not committed to any special scheduled of rates of duty. They are,, and should be always, subject to change to meet new conditions, but the principle upon which rates of duty are imposed remains the same, OUt< duties Should always be high enough to measure the difference between the wages paid labor at home and in competing countries, and to adequately protect American investments andiAmerlcattictttefprlBeS, "Another declaration of the republican platform that has my most cordial support is that which favdrs reciprocity. In my judgment congress should immediately restore the reciprocity section of the old law, with such amend- mends, if any, as time and experience sanction as wise and proper. The underlying principle of this legislation must, however, bo strictly observed. It is to afford now markets for our surplus agricultural and manufactured products without loss to tho American laborer of a single day's work that he might otherwise procure. "I am in hearty sympathy with the present legislation restraining foreign immigration, and favor such extension of the laws as will secure the United States from invasion by the debased and criminal 'classes of tho old world. Wo should permit none to participate in the advantages of our civilization who do not sympathize with our aims and form of government. We should receive nono who come to make war upon our institutions and profit by public disquiet and turmoil. Against all such our gates must bo tightly closed. "The declaration of tho republican platform in favor of tho up-building of our merchant marine has my hearty approval. We should no longer contribute directly or indirectly to " the maintenance of tho colossal marine of foreign countries, but provide an efficient and complete marine or our own. "The 'pledge of the republican national "convention that our civil-service lows 'shall bo; sustained and thoroughly and honestly enforced, ami extended wherever practicable.' "There are other important and timely declarations in the platform which I cannot here discuss. I must content myself with saying that they whenever practicable,' will be fully observed. HEAVY FAILURE AT NEW YORK. Big; Dry Uoods Finn of Hilton, Hughes & Co. Make* an Aailgiiinent. New York, Aug. 27.—The dry goods firm of Hilton, Hughes & Co. (onco A. T. Stewart & Co.) has made an assignment to G. N. Wright. Figures are not yet obtainable. The assignment is without orefer- euces. Elihu Root is attorney for the assignee. The Hilton of the firm is a son of Judge Hilton. Among the banks in Wall street the failure of Hilton, Hughes & Co, is regarded as due to a gradual decline in business. The firm's credit for the last five years has been badly impaired and it is understood that very little if any of the firm's single-name paper is out. The firm'has been taking stock for sov- ^ual weel^s pjistsand recently»was understood to have received about $750,1)00, which has been used in reducing liabilities. It is reported that Siegol, Cooper & Co, will take over the stock of Hilton, Hughes & Co. ARE CAMPINQ OUT, Citizen* of OnlonuKon, BIloli., Llvlnc in tho Woods. Green Bay, Wis,, Aug. 27.—Fifteen hundred citizens of Ontonagon, Mich., wtbich was .burned to the ground Tuea day, aro camping out or going to surrounding towns. Many proffers of assistance are coming in. The Diamond Match Company's plant, worth over $1,000,000, was completely destroyed. The Chicag9, .Milwaukee. & St., Paul Railway ia carrying homeless people to surrounding ' towns without charie Tbe number of dwellings destroyed it BOW said to be five hundred. * Gold Mon'» '1'loket. Lansing, Mich., Aug. 28,—The gold* standard democratic state convention W.e4n,e«$ay was not numerously attended,' The^ convention elected dele gates to the Indianapolis convention, with Samuel B. Douglass, of Wayne, . Samuel k. Kttbourne, of Ingham, Thomas .A, Wilson, of Jackson, and , 1 Lawrence, of Kent, as the t'largo/ A full electoral 'ticket was nominated, with'John S. Farr, ol :Ko'nt; 'and Samuel B, Douglass, ol Wayne, ag the elector8-.at'larsc, ;. i^ff injuBcfrinp to -StrJV.pr*• Cleveland, 0., Aug. 28.T-Judge Stone, in common*pleas court yesterday de u}ed the petition of the striking Brown, Hoisting company employes for an junction to compel the company to instate the old men as agreed, T«<) court decides that the strikers adequate remedy at law in an ac« for damages for breach »f tract. T»e court also denies tfee datpry qrder to compel the Brown co,m,i. to take it? mew hacj? QJI ttHjt'tbe'contractiis too Bite. ^ f , Sir ajsptenxte »<nr»U Will Ont,, 4«g. §?.—Siv at a meeting o,? tiye senators was, elected Jeadev ••V "1>, -MA ffrnfti ittfe *Mti "A 86ft eth *1»* itonfe"-~f'i'ot6fbSj diftwler 9(?i V*M« in — Soibfhflh'i Wism $*?* tuft. | . ; When Solomon said this he drove d J whole volume into one' phrase,. YOU, of course, will not be so silly as to take he words of the text in a literal sense, They simply mean to set forth the tact that there is a tremetiddtts t»owet la a cind word, Although it may seem to be very insignificant, Us force Is indescribable and illimitable. Pungent and all-conquering utterance: "A soft tongue breaketh the bOtte s " if 1 had time, I wauid show you klnd» ness as a means of defense, as a means of usefiUtt^ss, kindness as a meattiS of domestic harmony, kindness as best employed by governments for the tarn- ng and curing of criminals, and kindness as best adapted for the settling and adjusting of international quarrel; but I shall call your attention only to :.Wo of these thoughts. And first, I spcnk to you of kindness is a means of defense. Almost every man, in the course of his life, is uet upon and assaulted. Your motives ra-e misinterpreted or your religious or po- Hical principles are bombarded. What ;o do under such circumstances is the question. The first impulse of the .natural heart says: "Strike back. Give as much as ho sent. Trip him into the ditch which ho dug for your feet. Gash liim with as severe a wound, as that which ho Inflicted on your soul. Shot for shot. Sarcasm for sarcasm. An eye for an eye. A tooth for a tooth." But tho better spirit in the man's soul rises up and says: "You ought to consider that matter." You look up into the face of Christ and say: "My Master, how ought I to act under these Olf- ficult circumstances?" And Christ instantly answers: "Bless them that.curse you, aud pray for- them which despitefully use you." Then the old nature rises up again and says: "You had batter not forgive him until first you have chastised him. You wlllnever get him in so tight a corner again. You will never havo such an opportunity of Inflicting the right kind of punishment upon him again. First "chastise him, and then let him go." "No," says the better nature, "hush, thpu foul heart. Try tho soft tongue that breaketh the bone." Havo you ever in all your life known acerbity and acrimonious 'dispute to settle a quarrel ? Did they not always make matters worse and worse and worse? About fifty-five years ago there was a great quarrel in the Presbyterian family. Ministers of Christ were thought orthodox in proportion as they had .measured lances with other clergymen of the same denomination: The most outrageous personalities were' abroad. As, in tho autumn, a hunter comes home with a string of game, partridges and wild ducke, slung over his shoulder, so there were many ministers who came back from 'ecclesiastical courts with long strings of. doctors of divinity whom they had shot with their own rifle. The division became wider, the animosity greater, until after awhile somo good men reSolved upon another tack. They began to explain away the difficulties; they began to forgive each other's faults; and lo, the great church quarrel was settled; and the new school Presbyterian church and the old school Presbyterian church became one. The different parts of the Presbyterian order, welded by'a hammer, a little hammer, . a Christian hammer that the Scripture calls "a soft tongue." You have a dispute with your neighbor. You say to him, "I despise you. He replies, "I can't bear the sight of yon." You say to him, "Never enter my house again," He says, "If you come on my door sill I'll kick you off. You say to him, ."I'll put you down." He says to you, "You are mistaken; I'll put you down." And so the contest rages; and year after year you act the unchristian part, and he acts the unchristian part. After awhile the better spirit seizes you, and one day you go over .to-the neighbor, and say, "Give me' your hand. We have fought long enough. Time is so short, and eternity is so near, that we cannot afford any longer to quarrel. I feel you havo wronged mo very much; but let us settle all now in one great handshaking, and be good friends for all the rest of our lives." You have risen to a higher platform than that on which before you stood. You win his admiration, and you get hia apology, But if you have not conquered him In that way, at any rate you have won the applause of your own conscience, tbo high estimation of good men, and the honor of your Lord who died for bis armed enemies. "But," you say, "wbat are we to 'do when slander assaults us, and thore come acrimonious sayings all around about us, and we are abused and spit upon?" My reply is; Do not gp and attempt to chase down the slanders. •Lies are prolific,.and while you are killing one, fifty are born. AH your aemonstratlpns of indignation only exhaust yourself. You might as well on nome summer nigbt when the swarms of insects are coming up&from the meadows and disturbing j% and «-iJs- turblng your family, bring up some •great "swamp angel," like that which tbundered over Charleston, and try to shoot them down< The game is too small tor, the gun, But wbat, then, pre ypu to do with the abuses that come 'upfin'-ypu in life? YOU are'to live tbem down! J saw a farmer go put to get a swarm of bees that bad wan- off fj-flnj tfce jive, Aft he moved _____ ftftft W f fcftf Mtt Uii afifio^tfteatt, W , all the tattiftft arotind aboiit thelf it til ~ theffl, attd, fttefe aiS, lfae*fr ..:.— "0," yWi sift nhfttts ft food theory te Breach en a hat '. feuuewflft'twork," itwillWdfte tt has worked, i beiiete It is the h-st .._ grace we win. Yott kaew there are fonts which'we gather Kti iW and others in July, and dtfoefs ift August, and Others in September, Mid still others in October; and 1 have to admit that this grace of Christian for* giVenese Is about the last fruit of the Christian soul. We hear & treat deal about the bitter tongtie, and the sarcastic tongue, and the o,ulck tongue, and the stinging tongue; fant we,knew, very little about'"the soft ton'gue '.hat' breaketh the botte." We read HUdlbras, and Sterne, and Dean Swift, and the other apostles of acrimony, but give little time to studying the example of him who was reviled, and yet reviled not again. O that the Lord, by his Spirit, would endow us all with "the soft tongue that breaketh the bone." I pass now to the other thought that I desire to present, and that is, kindness as a means of usefulness. In all communities you find sceptical men. Through early education, or through the maltreatment of professed Christian people, or through prying curiosity about the future world, there are a great many people who become ucepti- cal in religious things. How shall you capture them for God? Sharp arguments and sarcastic retort never won a single soul from scepticism to : the Christian religion. While powerful books on "The Evidence of Christianity" have their mission in confirming Christian people in tho faith they havo already adopted, I have noticed .'that when sceptical people are brought into tho kingdom of Christ, it is through the charm of some genial soul, and t-ot by argument at all. Men are not oaved through the head; they are saved through the heart. A storm comes out of its hiding-place. It says: "Now we'll just rouse up all this sea;" and It makes a great bluster, but It docs not succeed. Part of the sea is roused up —perhaps one-half of it or onerfoiirth; of it. After awhile the calm moon, placid and beautiful, looks down, «>.nd the ocean begins,to rise. It copes>iipi to high-water mark. It embraces the greah headlands. It submerges the beach of all the continents. It is Hie heart-throb of one world against the heart-throb of another world. And I have to tell you that while all your storms of ridicule and storms of sarcasm may rouse up the passion of an immortal nature, nothing less than i.he attractive power of Christian kindness can ever raise the .deathless spirit to happiness.and to God. I have more ; faith in the prayer of a child five years old, in tho way of-bringing^an Jnfldel back to Christ and to heaven, than t have in all the hissing thunderbolts of ecclesiastical controversy. You can r not overcome men with religious argumentation. If you come at a sceptical man with an argument on behalf of the Christian religion, you put this man on his mettle. He says: "I see that man has a carbine. I'll use my carbine. I'll answer his argument with my argument." But if you come to that man, persuading him that you do? sire his happiness on earth and his eternal welfare in the world to come, ho cannot answer it. What I have said is as true In the reclamation of the openly vicious. Did you ever know a drun.kard to be saved through the caricature pf a drunkard? Your mimicry of the staggering step, and the thick tongue, and the disgusting hiccough, only worse maddens his brain. ..But if you come to him in kindness and sympathy; if you show him that you appreciate the awful I grip of a depraved appetite; if you persuade him of the fact that thousands who had tho grappling- hooks of evil inclination clutched in their soul as firmly as they now are in his, have boon rescued, then a ray of light will flash across his vision, and it will seem as if a supernatural hand were steadying his staggering gait, A good many years ago there lay In the streets of Richmond, Va., a man dead drunk, his face exposed to the blistering noonday sun, A Christian woman passed along, looked at him, and said, "Poor fellow." She took her handkerchief and spread it over his face, and passed on. Tbe man roused himself up from bis debauch and began to look at the handkerchief, and, lo! on it was tho name of a highly respectable Christian -woman of the city of Bleb' mond, He went to her, be thanked her for her kindness; and that one little deed saved him for tbls life, and saved him for the life that is to come, He was afterward attorney- general of tbe United States; but, higher tban ftl!, be became 'tbe consecrated disciple of JOBUS Christ. Kind words are,,so cheap, it is a wonder we do not use them oft*~ .oner. There,, are, tens - pf > thousands • pf people in these cities Vbo are dying for the lack of one kind word, There is a business man who has fought against trouble until be is perfectly ex» haunted. He has, boen thinking about forgery, about rpbbery, .about suicide, Go to that business min. T^N bin) that better times are cojnipg, and tell him that ypu ypuree}? were in a tight business pass, and tbe J^orfl delivered you Tell h.im tp put bis tryst in. God. Tell bim tbat Jesus Pbrtit beside every buelnejs P|B''JB'.W.| plumes. felMJnj ' lues of Qod's epJBfQrting, IB dylftg " Shew? tkaftgfa tSef art;i 8011, they shall be &S W8 fe dylftg f0tWet tot tnf mafl? ef the country & §6flg that fait otll, I wteit DSmS" again in 61if i&ciftl ,.. not have been very exquisite aft in tnf music, but tfiefe Was ft grand ' glorious sentiment: Kind words neter die, never Cherished and blessed, o, that we might in our families in our churehsa try ths fttfW.ain' ness. Vou.can aever drive tftea, ^ . .. or childM iiito the kingdom- God, A March northeaster will brltif the out more honeystickles than and scolding' will ever bring oat i tlan grace, I tfisli that in all our fiK llgious work we migfat be saturated^ with the spirit of kindness. Missing"that, we miss a great deal of usefulness,^ There is no need of coming .qut b<" ' men and thundering to them the iBw f; r.'^ Unless at the same time you preach to v ^i them the Gospel. The world is dying for lack of kindness. - v ;, These young people want it JttSt asj much as tho old. Tho old people i times seem to think they have a nopoly of the rheumatisms, and neuralgias, and the headaches, physical disorders of the world; tell you there are no worse " than are felt by somo of these people. Do you know that much Of work is done by the young? Raphaftljl died at thirty-seven; Richelieu at thir-'" ty-one; Gustavus Adolphus died ati'i thirty eight; Innocent III. came to his;-', mightiest influence at thirty-seven;! . Cortez conquered Mexico at thirty; 1 1 Don John won Lapanto at twenty-five;*, Grntius was attorney-general at twen-» ' ty-.four; and I have noticed-amid all! .1 classes of men that some of the sever-, •' ost battles and the toughest work! , come before thirty. Therefore wo must' ( have our sermons and our exhorbations ( i in prayer meeting all sympathetic wlth^ tho young. And so with these people« further on in life. What do these doc-,, -tors-;and.lawyers,and merchants andu mechanics care 'about the abstract,, tions of religion? What they want'is; h,e,lp to -.bear the whimsicalities of pa-j tients, the browbeatiiig' of legal op-' ponents, tho unfairness of customers,, who havo plenty of fault-finding ton', every Imperfection of handiwork, buti no praise for twenty excellences. What;' does that brain-racked, hand-blistered j man caro for Zwlnglo's "Doctrine of| Original Sin," or Augustine's "Anthropology?" You might as well go to a man who has the pleurisy and put on his-side a; plaster-made otyt of Dr.) Parr's "Treatise' of 'Medical Juriapru- \ donee," I i Do you not knowr'that^hls simple j story of a Saviour's kindneis Is to re- doom all nations? The hard heart of this world's obduracy is to be broken! ' before that story. There is in Ant-].'' ; werp, Belgium, one of the most re-) < markable pictures I ever aaw. It is, ' [ "The Descent of Christ from thei^ Cross," It is one of Ruben's pictures. 1. No man can stand and look nt'that 1 * "Descent from the Cross," as Rubena'" ^ pictured it, without having bis eyes, '/flooded /With tears, if he have^any, *f sensibility at all. It is an overmaster-' ; 1 -; ing picture—one that stuns you and staggers you and haunts your dreams.' . "One day a man stood'in-that cathedral,.','! 'looking at the "Descent from the' Cross." He. was all absorbed in that ' scene of a Saviour's sufferings when '' the janitor • came In and said; "It is- •• time to close up the cathedral for-the ; night, I wish you would depart.'* The'-/; 1 pilgrim looking at that "Descent«from' ' the Cross," turned around to the janitor and said: "No, no; not yet. Wait, « until they get him down." Oh, it is'" ' the story of a Saviour's suffering kind', f • ness that is to capture tho world. , When the bones of that groat behemoth,''' i of iniquity which has trampled all na- '4- tions shall be broken and shattered, it ' will be found out that the work was not done by tbe hammer of 'tbs» ? iconoclast, or by tbo sword of the ' conqueror, or cby l^e'tawb of persecu-> i>, tlou, but liy the plain, 1 "simple, overwhelming force of "the sofrtongue that I breaketh the bone," , , .* * * '.¥ It was all for another that SJpJ 'i Matthew Halo took off his robe and.,^ put OH the garb of a miller, And spK'. Christ took off his robe of royalty ajwtrv put on tbe attire of our humanity,.ftpd;'- * in that disguise be won our etgrnajlt'' portion. Now ore .we,tbe eojJB ' -'""•" Joint heirs! We went off frpp sure enough, but wo got b*oH in, time- receive our eternal And if Christ was so Wnd*to ly we can afford to be ki»d other. QHUNKS OF WI§POM * ., c «v' Honor aad shame from no co»dUlQftV rise, \? Virtue, if not In action, Is ft when wo move not forward, we go t)|8J|} noble life loave« it |nte,rwoyen daughtera QUrt «,«•» very certain 'A

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