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OH. tALMAGE'S SERMON, _ . £f. C., to>v, 8,-'1896.—• deaf olit &l the ordinary style of feer* hi&iii2iiig is-this remarkable discourse 6f bf. Yalffiage. Mis tell Js: Rom. 9: S: "1 could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, hiy kinsmen according to the flesh." ' A tough passage, Indeed, t for those who take Paul literally, when some of the Old theologians declared that they were willing to be damned for the glory of God, they said what no one believed, Paul did not in the text mean he wad Willing to die forever to save his relatives. He Used hyperbole, ahd when he declared, "I cotil:! wish that inyself Were accursed from Christ for illy brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh," he meant in the most vehement of all possible ways to declare his anxiety for the salvation of his relatives and friends. It was a passion for souls. Not more than one Christian out of thousands of Christians feels it. All-absorbing desire for the bettermeu of the physical and mental condition is very common. It would take more of a mathematician than I ever can be to calculate how many are, up to an anxiety that como- tlmes will not let them sleep nights, planning for the efficiency of hospitals where the sick and wounded of body are treated, and for eye and ear Infirmaries, and for dispensaries and retreats where the poorest may have most skilful surgery and helpful treatment. Oh, It is beautiful and glorious, this widespread and ever- intensifying movement to alleviate and cure physical misfortunes! May God encourage and help the thousands of splendid men and women engaged in that work. But all that Is outside of toy subject to-day. In behalf of the immortality of a man, the inner eye, the inner ear, the inner capacity .for gladness or distress, how few feel any- along wfriefi st»6 waifeS afid thi f lefcety stalrTI nf wtitetf 8h6 ciliSbS, Wit i« ifaeir d«rft and here thd there" yBti think irf sae. What nwwjf they had ifi 1! tiiey walked Ifitb a faomi evef? ttfenv ber 6f 11 fell a Sol? thrill, and If they walked ittto a prayer meeting the dullness and stolidity instantly vanished. One ef theis woUld wAke tip a fhble chtifctL bne of thefii tfdtild adatetitnes electrify a whole city. But the most wonderful one of that characterization the world ever saw or heard or felt Was a peasant in the far cast) wearing a plain blouse like an Inverted wheat sack, with three Openings, one for the neck, and the other two for the arms. ftle father a wheelwright and house-builder, attd given to Various carpentry. His mother at first under suspicion because of the cireum- etances of his nativity, and he chased by a Herodic mania out of his native land, to live awhile under the shadows of the sphittx and Pyramid of Gizeh, afterward confounding tho LL.D.'s of Jerusalem, then stopping the paroxysm of tempest ahd of madman. Mis path strewn' with slain dropsies and catalepsies and ophthalmias, transfigured on one mountain, preaching on another mountain, dying on another mountain, and ascending from another mountain—the greatest, the loveliest, the mightiest, the kindest, the most self-sacrificing, most beautiful being whose feet ever touched the earth. Tell tie, ye deserts who heard our Savior's prayer; tell us, ye seas that drenched him with your surf; tell us, ye multitudes who heard him preach on deck, on beach, on hillside; toll us, Golgotha who heard the stroke of the hammer on the splkeheads, and the dying groan In that midnight that dropped on mid- noon, did anyone like Jesus have this passion for souls? A stranger desired to purchase a farm, but the owner would not sell It —would only let it. The stranger hired it by lease for only one crop, but he sowed acorns, and to-mature that crop three hundred years were necessary. thing like tho overwhelming concentration expressed in my text. Rarer than four-leaved clovers, rarer than century plants, rarer than prima donnas, have been those of whom it may be said: "They hart a passion for souls." You could count on the fingers arid thumb of your left hand all the names of those you can recall, who in the last, the eighteenth century, were so characterized. All the names of (hose you could recall in our time as having this passion for souls you can count on the fingers and thumbs of your right and left hands. There are many more such consecrated souls, •but they are scattered so widely you do not know them. Thoroughly Christian people by the hundreds of millions there are to-day, but how few people do you know who are utterly oblivious to everything in this world except the redemption of souls? Paul had it when he wrote my text, and the time \yill come when the majority of Christians will have it,, if this world is ever to be lifted out of the slough in which it has been sinking and floundering for near nineteen centuries. And the betterment had better begin with myself and yourself. When a committee of the "Society of Friends" called upon a member to reprimand him for breaking some small rule of the society, the member replied, "I had a dream in which all the Friends had assembled to plan some way to have our meetinghouse cleaned, for it was very filthy. Many propositions were made, but no conclusion waa reached until one of the members rose and said: 'Friends, I think if each one would take a broom and sweep immediately around his own seat, the meeting-house would be clean.".' So let the work of spiritual improvement begin .around our own soul. Some one whispers up from the right-hand side of the pulpit and says: "Will you please name some of the persons in our times who have this passion for souls?" Oh.no! That would be invidious and imprudent, and the mere mentioning of the names of such persons might cause in them spiritual pride, and then the Lord would have no more use for them. Some one whispers up from the left-hand side of the pulpit: "Will you not then mention among the people of the past some who •liad this passion for souls?" Oh, yes! Samuel Rutherford, the Scotchman of three hundred years ago, his imprisonment at Aberdeen for his, religious zeal and the public burning of his book, "L,e Rex," in Bdinboro, and his unjust • arraignment for high treason, and oth- ,er persecutions purifying and sanctifying him, so that his works, entitled "Trial and Triumph of -Faith" and "Christ Dying and Drawing Sinners to Himself," and, above all, his two "hundred find fifteen unparalleled letters, showed that he had the passion for souls, Richard Baxter, whose "paraphrase of the New Testament" caused •That was a practical deception, but I deceive you not when I tell you that the crop of the soul takes hold of unending ages. I see the author of my text seated in tho house of Gaius, who entertained him at Corinth, not far from the overhanging fortress of Acro-Corlnthus, and meditating on the longevity of the soul, and getting moro and more agi- she is aeeoA&anled tiniest! eon&H of drawn swords' 16 defend Mr* attd with gariands twisted fdf her victories, ail up and do*tt the teaenien^holiSe district. I tfell .yon IheM WaB/nol 8» fflttch e*6iteffiefit wheti Anne Boteytt, <Jn het way td her eof-onau&fi f fdutid the f SameS fetlfi-ed by fifty gild&d barges, with brilliant flags, In which htihg small belle, rung by each roetloti of the wind, noblemen standing In Scarlet, and wharf ei»?ead with cloth of gold, attd all the gateway surmounted by huisahtng adtolfefs, and tho streets hung with crimson velvet, and trumpets and cattHohs 6ot1nd« ing the jubilee, and Anne, dressed in surcoat of silver tissue, and brow, gleaming with a circlet of rubles, and atold fountains that pored R&ettts-h wine, passed on to Westminster Hall, and rode in on a oaprlsoned palffy, H« hoofs clattering the classic floor, and, dismounting, passed into WestJnlnstei Abbey, ahd between the choir and hign altar, was crowned queen, amid organs and choirs chanting the Te Deums—I say, there was not much In all that glory which dazzles the eyes of history when it is compared with the heavenly reception which that ministering spirit of the back alley shall receive when she goes up to coronation. In this world God never does his best. He can hang on the horizon grander mornings than have ever yet been kindled, and rainbow the sky with richer colors than have ever been arched and attune the oceans to moro majestic doxologles than have ever yet been attuned; but as near as I can tell, and I speak it reverently, heaven is the place where God has done his best. He can build no greater joys, lift no mightier splendors, roll no loftier anthems, march no more imposing processions, build no greater palaces, and spread out and interjoin and wave no more transporting magnificence. I think heaven is the best heaven God can construct, and it is all yours for the serious asking. How do you like the offer? Do you really think it Is worth accepting? If so, pray for it. Get not up from that pew where you are sitting, nor move one inch from where , you arc standing, before you get a full title for it, written in the blood of the Son of God, who would have all men come to life present and life everlasting. If In the Atwt&iflftft tfbotttftll tittlfrfcfa tea tfRiNG the past few weeks Several I I tumors have been j^ —„/ started In Phliadel* fahla concerning the futufe of cycle facing, and the latest going the founds is that after this year professional bicycle racing will be a thing of the past. It is welt known that professional racing was given its start In Philadelphia, and local promotersJiave spent large sums of money and Injured their standing in the L. A. W. by sticking out for cash prize racing, says Sporting Life. S. ««M indt&t '6fcls m *2 hdufs' aaittfti ftittfllflf Joufnfey'was divided laid staged, at which the Arrival afid fterttire 6f,edcfi cttateitafii MS t f he'fe- was M riittftiag ai nlglit. iaacWfles which finished reached at a spaftklftg pace, aad all tM tt&' chlne> were ifi gctod efder la &bHe el the terrible weather experienced. It has been about eleven years since William Hatiey became generally known as one &f the fflost expert Of the crop of young billiard players then- coming to the ffottt. la i»8& he ef^ tered a toufttameni in Chicago, given under the auspices of George Slossott and Charles Parker, and made his debut in the professional ranks. Prior to that he had played around the country in small tournaments, but had never done anything to attract wide attention. Hatley Was born in Seneca Falls, N. V., In 1851, but was taken west by . ., his parents at an early age. When 16 vcloplng qultfe fiti k._^^ L. e Jkiti^j. .-> 1 , , A jaftdfaffla ot'Wi fcftfi tainted t» & fltiftto af Quefift Vletbrlft new book af fl exeefidlture on , wftsf It is also a well known fact that but years old he learned to play billiards for Philadelphia opposition professional racing would have been done away with after a couple of years of life, na many representatives at the national assembly opposed it and still do. It is said that the opposition is growing and that when the next assembly meets all the Phlladelphlans heretofore opposed to the stamping out of professionalism will vote to do away with cash racing. This state of affairs has been brought about by the professional racing men themselves, the majority of whom have refused to ride unless handsomely paid for It. Many of tho local dealers who pay racing men handsome salaries are also In favor of abolishing the professional class. employ the wheelmen to ' ride tP he dragged before Jeffries, who bowled at him as "a rascal" and "sniveling Presbyterian," and imprisoned him for two yeans— Baxter, writing owe hundred and sixty-eight religious ppoks, his "Call to the Pncon- bringing uncounted thpusandg Into the pardpn of the Gospel, and tys ''Saint's Everlasting Rwt" opening heaven to & host innumerable, Ricn* ard, Cepil, Th<>nw-a''Kwps, writing bis "imitation «£ cjivlst" for aii ages, Harjan -p^ge, Robert McOheyne, Net- tletpn, Finaey. A»a- more whom I mjgftt. jneatiow, the . character jetic of whcjie Jives -yyas ajj pvprtftwering ' tated about Its value and the awful risk some of his kindred were running concerning it, and he writes this letter containing the text, which „ Chrysostom admired so much he had it read to him twice a week, and among other things he says those daring and startling words of my text: ."I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen, according to the flesh." Now, the object of this sermon is to stir at least one-fourth of you to an ambition for that which my text presents in blazing vocabulary, namely, a passion for souls. To prove that It is possible to have much of that spirit, I bring the consecration of 2,990 foreign missionaries. It is usually estimated that there are at least 3,000 missionaries. I make a liberal allowance, and admit there may be ten bad missionaries out of the 3,000, but I do not believe there is one. All English and American merchants leave Bombay, Calcutta, Amoy, and Pekln as soon as they make their fortunes. Why? Because no European or American in his senses would stay in that climate after monetary inducements have ceased. Now, the missionaries there are put down on the barest necessities, and most of them do not lay up one dollar in twenty years. Why, then, do they stay in those lands of intolerable heat, | and cobras, and raging fevers, the thermometer sometimes playing at 130 anxi 140 degrees of oppressiveness, twelve thousand miles from home, because of the unhealthy climate and the prevailing immoralities of those regions compelled to send their children to England, or Scotland, or America, probably never to see them again? O, Blessed Christ! Can it be anything but a passion for souls? It is easy to understand all this frequent depreciation of foreign missionaries when you know that they are all opposed to tho opium traffic, and that interferes with commerce; and then the missionaries are moral, and that is an offense to many of the merchancs—not all of them, but many of them—who, absent from all home restraint, are so immoral that wo can make only faint allusion to the monstrosity of their abominations. Ob, I would like to be at the gate of heaven when those missionaries go in, to see how they will have the pick of coronets, and thrones, and mansions on the best streets of heaven. We who have had easy pulpits anil loving congregations, entering heaven, will, in my opinion, have to take our turn ana wait for the Christian workers who, amid physical sufferings and mental privation and environment of squalor, have done their work; and on the principle that in proportion as one has been selfrsacrifteing and Buffering for Christ's sake on earth will be their you have been in military life you know what soldiers call the "long roll." All the drums beat It because the enemy Is approaching, and all the troops must immediately get into line. What scurrying around the camp.and putting 6f the arms through the straps of the knapsack, and saying "Good-bye" to comrades you may never meet again! Some of you Germans or Frenchmen may have heard that,long roll just before Sedan. Some of you Italians may have heard that long roll just before Bergamo. Some of you Northern and Southern men may have heard it just before the Battle of the Wilderness. You know its stirring and solemn meaning; and so I sound the long roll today. I beat this old Gospel drum that has for centuries been calling thousands to take their places in line for this battle, on one side of which are all the forces beatific and on the other side all the forces demoniac. Here the long roll-call: "Who is on the Lord's side?" "Quit yourselves like men." In solemn column march for God, and happiness, and heaven. So glad am I that I do not have to "wish myself accursed," and throw away my heaven that you may win your heaven, but that we may have a whole convention of heavens—heaven added to heaven, heaven built on heaven—and while I dwell upon the theme I beglfl to experience in my own poor self that which I take to be something like a passion for souls. And now unto God the only wise, the only good, the only great, be glory forever! Amen! •'••._' They their wheels with the understanding that they, the dealers, have the privilege of entering them in whatever races they see fit. Most ot the time, when the dealers desire their riders to take part In certain events, they find that the riders have entered some little meet In an out-of-the-way place, from which very little advertising is derived. Wlml Too Much for WoforH. Bernard J. Wefers, the champion amateur sprinter, essayed to lower the ; world's record for three hundred yards, 30s., by Harry Hutchens, the English professional, over a straightaway path at the trotting track at Readville, Boston, Mass., recently. The track Was in fine condition, having been specially prepared, but a strong wind was blow- Ing directly across It, which greatly interfered with the work of the runner, and must bo held responsible for his failure, Wefers not reaching the goal till the lapse of 31 4-5s. Kennlugton, a Boston amateur, had a start of thirty- five- yards, and was caught by 'Wefers at one hundred and fifty yards, but the stiff wind caused him to falter at two hundred and forty yards, and it was evident that the record would not be equaled. John Graham, John Bowler and Peter Kelly took the time. Wefers was much disappointed because of his failure, and as he returns to his studies at Georgetown college this week, it : is not likely that he will repeat the attempt this year. : ' 1 10 i» v» %** T-» -T~ t V~Jtf.Jl!/. Some Afftefiaatf tra¥elef¥| at tialifa* agreed : .td;"tHRkfff chases In ttw/Wty ~"* United statea'mdHey A doctor, recently, dorf, Germany, people to such came rich, and had an 000. , ,. Pictures have been obtained r bj Roentgen rays through tweirijr. centimeters, eight ahd one-half of plate Iron by Herr Gorman, „.,_._., men, ' •' - jff| Lord Chief Justice Russell Bald, ajSJ a speech on his recent visit to (MotttfJ real, that the average English"Jtid^f' makes a great sacrifice In iacbinj^, hi taking tho bench. , , l ' ';W If yu want to try the grab'ov a iftlS let him hav hold ov one end'OV-wl dbllar bill, and see if he wilt let-gas <6m hang on, until the bill tare* in 2, ; <Q<aj- I won't ask enny man to prove t-" J " L that thare Iz a.hell, or a. heaven, ^ will glv him 80 dollars if he will prove; t- «,„ n ,t,t,t malrne n hcn'8 6KB White WILLIAM HARTLEY, and pool in Waukegan, 111., and wa*< for several years the best player around that part of tho country. Since entering the professional ranks he has competed in dozens of tournaments, winning among other things the championship of the northwest and the emblem carrying with It the championship of Illinois. Ho still holds the latter prize. In the shortstop tournament In Chicago last January he finished in a tie with Maggibii for second money and was beaten In the play-off. Much of his. excellent stroke was attained through-practice with such masters of the cue as Ives, Schaefer, Vignaux and Slosson. Hatley has been in the billiard business for the-last twenty-flve years, most of that time in and around Chicago. He Is of German extraction and married. to me what makes a hen'a egg wmg and a turkey's speckled., ">J«*5k«jj I never knu an old bachelor, ^t' t bUt| who thought he could 1 woman he had a: mind *tu^uui-,•«,•«!£ maid who hadn't refused mefany.r.uistjj klass bids, and wazn't issuing proposals for more. ' , s ' I,oft Destitute I Not of worldly goods, but of all , comfort, IB the poor wretch tormeuted malaria. Tho fell scourge '« >""»•»' Hhoru of Its thong in advance 1 _ Stomach Bittern, its Only sure . and muocly. Dyspepsia, biliousness, kIaCy°complaintB are also among the lly afflictions which this beneficent " cine overcomes with certainty. Use tomntlcully. i . , however, , Ho Cnptuluutl tint Uolroito. SUN AS A HAIR DYE. preferment Who is that young women on the worst street in Washington, New York, or Itwdpn, Bible in hand, and a little pac-fcap i» which are email vials of .medicines, and angler bundle In Which are biscuits? HJW dare she risk her- s'elf aWQBS tfeO^ 6 "TOUgftB," &nd wh^ye is she gPtes? She is one of to Qf leaven. Siiilors Have UtgM JLocltH ami Ones. The latest use to which the sun has been put is 'to make it dye human hair, and on the head of the pretty birthing girl at that, says the New York Journal. This fashion began last summer, A fashionable physician recommended bright sunshine and sea oi;one as the best means of making the hair light-colored, healthy and strong, Tho young person for whom this prescription was given found it very efficacious. The end of the resort season has by no means caused a subsidence of the fad, Never before were there in New York so many young women whose golden hair hangs down their backs once every day— that is, every sunshiny day. A queer fact, too, is that the idea, simple as it is, seems to have the result of producing the desired effect, Jt is certainly a much more harmless way- of bleaching the hair than that which requires the use pf chemicals. "Jt seems to be a very intelligent idea," said a physician, when questioned regarding , it. "All Bailors will tell you bow rapidly the hair grp\v« wben on board ship in the tropips, I Jjave had some o-pportutty $o observe the cojpr, or rather the average cp The above Is a portrait of Geo, T, Stallings, whose captaincy of the Detroit club contributed to its standing in the Western League. Captain Stallings is a Southerner by birth, having been born at Augusta 'in 1867. He has been in base ball since 3880 and has won distinction in various organisations. pr, pf sailor's hair. I have found tfte fairrljairetl raarlnore their, 4arK-h&ire4 p&lpJHat to, p»e. I suppose the sun Jif s F. E, Ba^on Proved the winner of the first of his series of watch races with Harry Anstead, which came off a.t the Rochdale (JSng.) Athletic club grounds the other day, Anstead wade the pace up to the last half Jap of the fpur-lap track, but could, not get away from Bacon, who ran at his Jieels, within himself, and after entering upon the last half Jap road? ftls which cawled hlw quickly, wa&t stead, despite the la.tter'8 gape gaining ^eut fifty ya^as in »np ftUJ»9«|fh easing up on.i^'srflci. .wDwing py the 4l§Jtnce»'Jft Tint AiiHtrullHii l''ooll)iill Umplru, From the following description of the scenes occurring at a football match between Colllngwood and North Melbourne, Aus., recently, it would appear that the lot of the football umpire at the .Antipodes la not much, il any, better than in other countries: "The moment the first bell rang there was a rush of people in the reserve to the playgate. The moment the umpire stepped through the gate scores of men rushed at him like wolves, and a scene of indescribable tumult followed. Fists and sticks were .going, and one man in the thick o 'the crowd, with some implement wrap ped in paper, was making desperate ef for to to fracture someone's skull. In the first rush Roberts was seized by the hair and dragged down, but splendid help was given him just then, notably by Proudfoot, a player of CPl- lingwood, who, holding one arm over his head to s'hield himself against a rain of blows,-and with the other around the umpire, literally carried him through the pack with one of his football rushes, A 'lady' bad the enviable honor of starting this disturbance. As the players were coming in at half time she waited near the gate and struck Roberts in the face. Afterwards heiv shrill voice as she leaned over the fence added a high treble to the torrent of abuse rained on the unfortunate umpire whenever be approached the pavilion, which, strangely enough, seemed to be the mustering point pf the roughs. The woman 'bar- racker,' indeed, has'beqpme one of the most objectionable of football surroundings. On some grounds they ac T tuaily spit.In the faces of players as they come to the dressing rooms, ov wreak tljeir spite much more mat liciouely with > long bat pins, In the height pf this melee some of the wo^ men screamed with fear, others scream.' e4 'kill toim.' One of tljese gentle mal<l« ens at the .close of the Struggle remarked regretfully tw,at it was a Pity tliey 'Jet off' the umpire In the GeelPng matcli, as they should have killed hjm. Vet these wpmen cpnstder selves reepefitaWe, and tljey 'support' foptbal), which is consequently serious decline." Heoond _ Dobsou—Do you believe In second Hobson—No. but my wife does. <o shopping with her she always, the clerk: "I'll cometiu "and-.look-i and; 1 well, vigor, ., that makes weak men strong, ton pounds in ten days, cured. Buy Nc-To-Bac gist, who will guarantee Don't Tobacco Spit or Smoko Your and'sample mailed free. Ad, .Ster! edy Co., Chicago or New York. t ? ., At tho funeral of a popular whoelttoan^n^ Lewiston, Me., the chief attraction 1 was, »•». large bicycle made of flowers. The income of a teacher m a.'i school of China is very small; about ,o^ cent a day for each pupil. ^ >• * ;,Jf-^f Female Iwotblaoks are numerous, oa,,'tliej streets of Paris. ' ""* ..,„„ nro more or lo<s affected by oal Is caused |jy Impure blood, by purifying the Wood, Sarsa ts the beat-In fact.the One True Blood *a Dilla s fins tusteloS? A» Vegetable HAIR Will restore gray hair tb'jt? fu| color suip; beauty—will ttll the growth of the h?ir—yvjli vent baldness, cure dfMidruff^knJ| all scalp di?eas0§, A fine ' !i The best Mr restorer m tiie crack rider, fea^ reared fpr tfte ' big iBdSPJ?; ty»oH at W;R»?JV Crowaa ywp

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