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UFPIM DM8 A]* it* > A, Km A, W &DN KH1IA \ , by inoculation of tee of the bdctof rteeley's eiaan- thebflety" intimation that the vims of maddened canine, and caa- fleiitefy, this sermon is of absorbing arid startling interest tt is not only national, but international in Its significance. His subject was "Th§ Dying Century," and the text, i. kings 20:1: "Thus saith the i*bM, Set thing house in ofdef; for thea Bhalt die. ahd not live." ; No alarm bell do I ring in the utterance of this text, for In the healthy glow of your countenances f find cause only for cheerful prophecy; but t shall apply the text as spoken in the ear of Hezekiah, down with a bad carbuncle, to the nineteeth century, now closing, it will take only four more long breaths, each year a breath, and the century will nxpire. My theme Is The Dying Century. I discuss it at an hour when our national legislature now here present, and others will arrive by the midnight trains, and tomorrow morning, from the north, south, cast and west, all the public conveyances coming this way will bring important additions of public men, so that when to-morrow, at high noon, the gavels of senate and house •at representatives shall lift, and fall, the destinies of this nation, and through it the destinies of all nations struggling to be free, will be put on solemn and tremendous trial. Amid such intensifying circumstances I stand by the venerable century, and address it in the words of my text, sharpened until he can took through thick flesh ahd find the hiding place ot the bullet What advancement in geology, or the catechism of the mountains; chemistry, or the catechism of the elements; astronomy, of the catechism of the stars; electrology, or the catechism of the lightnings. What advancement in music. At the beginning of this century, confining itself, So far as the great masses of the people were concerned, to a few airs drawn out on accordion or massacred on church bass viol; now enchanUagly dropping from thousands of fingers In Handel's Concerto In B flat, or Qullmaat's Sonata In b minor. Thanks to you, O Century! before you die, for the asylums of mercy that you have founded—the blind seeing with their fingers, the deaf hearing by the motion of your lips, the born imbecile by skillful object-lesson lifted to tolerate intelligence. Thanks to this century for the improved condition of most nations. The reason that Napoleon made such a successful sweep across Europe at the beginning of the century was that most of the thrones of Europe were occupied either by imbeciles or profligates. But the most of the thrones of Europe are to-day occupied by kings and queens competent France a republic, Switzerland a republic, and about fifty free constitutions, I am told, in Europe. Twenty million serfs of Russia manumitted. On this western continent I can call the roll of many republics. Mexico, Gua- "Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house ,in order; for thou shalt die, and not j tema ia, San Salvador.Costa Rica.' Para- "XS'" ! suay, Uruguay, Honduras, New Gran- Eternity is^too^big a subject for us I ada> Venezuela) Peru Ecuador , Bolivia, o o= =o, chili, Argentine Republic, Brazil. The once straggling village of Washington to which the United States government moved, its entire baggage and equipment packed up in seven boxes which got lost in the woods near this place, now the architectural glory of the continent, and admiration of the world. The money power, so much denounced and often justly criticised, has covered this continent with universities, and free libraries, and asylums of mercy. The newspaper press which, at the beginning of the century was an ink- roller, by hand moved over one sheet of paper at a time, has become the miraculous manufacturer of four or five, or six hundred thousand sheets for one daily newspaper's issue. Within your memory, 0 Dying Century! has been the genesis of nearly all the great institutions evangelistic. At London Tavern, March 7, 1802, British and Foreign Bible Society was born. In 1816 American Bible Society was born. In 1824 American Sunday School Union was born. In 1S10 American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, which has put its saving hand on every nation of the round earth, was born at a haystack in Massachusetts. The National Temperance Society. The Woman's Temperance Society, and all the other temperance movements born in this century. Africa, hidden to other centuries, by exploration in this century has been put at the feet of civilization, to be occupied by commerce and Christianity. The Chinese w^ll, once an impassible barrier, now is a useless pile of stone and brick. Our American nation at the opening of this century only a slice of land along the Atlantic coast, now the whole continent in possession of our schools and churches and missionary stations. Sermons and religious intelligence which in other times, if noticed at all by the newspaper press, were allowed only a paragraph of three or four lines, now find the columns of the secular press to understand. Some one has said it Is a great clock, that says "Tick" in one century, and "Tack" in another. .But we can better understand Old Time, who has many children, and they .are the centuries, and many grandchildren, and they are the years. With the dying Nineteenth Century we shall this morning have a plain talk, telling him some of the good things he has done, and then telling him some of the things he ought to adjust before he •quits thin sphere and passes out to join the eternities. We generally wait until people are dead before we say much in praise of them. Funeral eu- llogiurn is generally very pathetic and eloquent with things that ought to .have been said years before. We put on cold tombstones what we ought to have put in the warm ears of the living. We .curse Charles Sumner while he is living, and cudgel him into spina: •meningitis, and wait until, in the rooms where I have been living the last year, he puts his hand on his heart and cries "Oh!" and is gone, and then we make long procession in his honor Doctor Sunderland, chaplain of the American senate, accompanying stopping long enough to allow the dead senator to lie in state in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, and halting at Boston State House, where not long before, damnatory resolutions had been passed in regard to him, and then move on, amid the tolling bells and the boom of minute-guns, until we bury him at Mount Auburn and cover him with flowers five feet deep. What a pity he could not have been awake at his own funeral, to hear the gratitude of the nation! What a pity that one green leaf could not have been taken from each one of the mortuary garlands and put upon his table while he was yet alive at the Arlington What a pity that out of the great choirs who chanted at his obsequies one little Sirl, dressed in white, might not have fiung to his living ear a complimentary Bolo! The post-mortem expression contradicted the ante-mortem. The nation could not have spoken the truth both times about Charles Sumner. Was it before or after his decease it lied? No such injustice shall be inflicted upon this venerable Nineteenth Century. Before he goes we'.recite in his hearing some of the good things he has accomplished, \yhat an .addition to the world's intelligence;he has made! Look at the old school-house, with the snow sifting through the roof and the filthy tin cup hanging over the water-pail in the corner, and the little victims on the long benches without backs, and the illiterate schoolmaster with his hickory gad, and then look at our modern palaces of free schools, under men and women cultured and refined to the highest excellence, so that, whereas in pur childhood we had to be •whipped to go to school, children now cry when \\iey cannot go. Thank you, venerable Century, while at the same time we thank God, What an addition to the world's inventions! Within our century the cotton gin. The agricultural machines, for planting, reaping and threshing. The telegraph. The phonograph, capable of preserving a human voice from generation to generation, The typewriter, that rescues the world from worse and worse penmanship. And stenography, capturing from tbe lips of the swiftest speaker • more than two hundred words a minute. Never was I eo waned at the 1 facilities of our time as when, a few flap ago, I telegraphed from Washing- tefl.' to. Ne,w YorH a long and elaborate manuscript, and a few minutes after, show its accuracy, it was read to in all the cities, thrown wide open, and m,p through |he Jong-distance telephone, -and. u wa.s exact down to the . Jag se 4 mjco)oa ana^mma. What bath ' every week for twenty-six years without the omission of a single week, I have been permitted to preach one entire Gospel sermon through the newspaper press. I thank God for this great opportunity. Glorious Old Century! You shall not be entombed until we have, face to face, extolled you. You were rocked in a rough cradle, and the inheritance you received was for the most part poverty, and struggle, and hardship, and poorly covered graves of heroes and heroines of whom tho world had not been worthy, and atheism, and military despotism, and the wreck of the French revolution. You inherited the influences that resulted in Aaron Burr's treason, and another war with 'England, and Battle of Lake Erie, and Indian savagery, and Lundy's Lane, and Dartmoor massacre, and dissension, hitter and wi;rt beyond measurement, and African slavery, which was yet to cost a national hemorrhage of four a^wful yoara and a million precious lives. Yes, dear Old Century, you tt3d an awful start, and you have done more than well, considering your parentage and your early environment. It is a wonder you did not turn out to be 'the vagabond century of all time. You had a bad mother and a bad grandmother, Some of the preceding centuries were not fit to live jn — their morals were so jad, their fashions were so outrageous, ;heir ignorance was so dense, their iiv humanity sp terrific, 0 Dying Nine- eenth Century! before you fo we take this opportunity of telling' you ttjat you arc tho best and mightiest of all tlje centuries of the Christian 'Era, except tlie first, which, gave us the Chj-Jst, an.4 ypu riv#l that century Jn tUe fact you, more thftn, aJl tn§ pth,ej- cea turje& put t°gejhejp ar » 8W&S the to all tUe worfd,, Pae ' few days, ago. c.qntribu.te4 ' si, |«jff '*"" ' not admitted.* fne late Mh fcafwlt contributing twenty-fife" dollars td th« Southern Missionary Society. Cannibalism diitren off the face of the earth the gates of all nations wide open foi the Gospel entrance when the church shall give up Its intellectual dandy- ism, ahd quit fooling with higher criticism, and plunge into the work, as at a life-saving station the crew pul.' out with the life-boat to take the sailors off a ship going to pieces in the Skerries, 1 thank you, old and dying Century; alt heaven thanks you, and surely all the nations of the earth ought to thank you. 1 put before your eyes, SoOfa to be dim fof the last sleep, the facts tremendous, t take youf wrinkled old hand .and shake it in congratulation. 1 bathe yotlr fevered brow, ahd freshen your parched lips from the fountains of eternal victory. • » • • • Tell us, 6 Nineteenth Century! before you go, in a score of sentences, some of the things you have heard and seen. The veteran turns upon us ant says: "I saw Thomas Jefferson rldin in unattended from Monticello, on! a few steps from where you stanc dismount from his horse and hitch th bridle to a post, and on yonder hi; take the oath of the presidential office I saw yonder capital ablaze with war' incendiarism. I saw the-puff of th first steam engine in America, heard the thunders of Waterloo, of Se bastopol, and Sedan, and Gettysburg I was present at all the coronations o the kings and queens, and emperor and empresses now in the world's pal aces. I have seen two billows rol across this continent and from ocean to ocean; a billow of revival joy In 1S57, and a billow of blood in 1864. havfie seen four generations of the hu man race march across this world an disappear. I saw their cradles rocke and their graves dug. I have heard th wedding bells and the death bells o near a hundred years. I have clappe my hands for millions of joys and wrung them in millions of agonies, saw Macready and Edwin Forrest act and Edward Payson pray. I heard th first chime of Longfellow's rhythms and before anyone else saw them read the first line of Bancroft's His tory, and the first verse of Bryant' •'Thanatopsis,' and the first word o Victor Hugo's almost supernatural ro mance. I heard the music of all the grand marches and the lament of. al the requiems that for nigh ten decade; made the cathedral windows shake, have seen more moral and spiritua victories than all of my predecessors put together. For all you who hear or read this valedictory I have kindled al the domestic firesides by which you ever sat, and roused all the halloos and roundelays and merriments you have ever heard, and unrolled all th< pictured sunsets and starry banners o the midnight heavens that you have ever gazed at. But ere I go, take this admonition and benediction of a Dying Century. The longest life, like mine must close: Opportunities gone never come back, as I could prove from nigh a hundred years of observation: The eternity that will soon take me wil soon take you: The wicked live not ou half their days, as I have seen in ten thousand instances: The only influence for making the world happy is an influence that I, the Nineteenth Century, inherited from the first century of the Christian era—the Christ of all the centuries. Be not deceived by the fact that I have lived so long for a century is a large wheel thai turns a hundred smaller wheels, which are the years and each one of those years turns three hundred and sixty- five smaller wheels, which are the days; and each one of the three hundred and sixty-five days turns twenty- four smaller wheels, which are the hours; and each one of those twenty-four hours turns sixty smaller wheels, which are the minutes; and those sixty minutes turn still smaller wheels, which are the seconds. And all of this vast machinery is in perpetual motion, and pushes us on and on toward the great eternity whose doors will, at 12 o'clock of the winter night between the year nineteen hundred, and the year nineteen hundred and one, open before me, the Dying Century. I quote from the three inscriptions over the three doors of the Cathedral of Milan. Over one door, amid a wreath of sculptured roses, I read: 'All that which pleases us is but for a moment.' Over another door, around a sculptured cross, I read: 'All that which troubles us is but for a moment.' But over the central door I read: 'That only is important which }s eternal.' 0 ' eternity! eternity! eternity!" My.hearers, as the Nineteenth Century was born while the face of this nation was yet wet with tears because of the fatal horseback ride that Washington took, out here at Alt. Vernon, through a December snowstorm, I wish the next century might be born at 'a time when the face of this nation shall bp wet with the tears of the literal or spiritual arrival of the great' deliverer of nations, of whom St. John wrote with apocalyptic pep: "An.*! I saw, and behold a white horse; and he that sat on him bad a bow; and a crown was given unto him; - and he went forth conquering, and to conquer." The dainty embroidered handkerchiefs 3hould npt be sent to tbe laun* dry, They may be washed In a few minutes and should always be done separately, When washed they should be wru,ng cut W4' then a Wjn^Qw-pane ShQUW be ppjjflhed; ujpn. thjls spread the fcsrfibllff sn4 press it perfectly flat; cjried |t will eo.m« o# crisp appearance, iUiia-i-iy'^ifti'j T 'vgi^ '^^.i. -uyja ' qord.9ji has written t life of entitled "Tb?e? rjlftfc] J " D - C ' f*Asf-sEAsdN NOTES dp NATIONAL GAMEi Thfc Saifc ot BroltenstPln CrcatfeS Some Comment Down East —Bnrlcett Leads League Batsmen—Tebean'a Assault on tt Reporter Condemned in Cleveland. t9 I _ ECRETARY Shet- tzline of the Philadelphia club says that the directors of his club are not sorry that they did not get Breitenstein, the clever left-handed pitcher, who was recently sold to Cincinnati by the St. Louis club. Continuing, Mr. Shettzline said: "It is well understood that he could have been secured any time during the latter part of the season for a cash consideration. During the early part of the season we were of the opinion that an even trade could be made for him by giving Up one of our pitchers, but Manager Nash, after consulting everybody on the subject, said that it would not be advisable to have Mr.'Brnitcnstein a member of the team. Outside of the question of enforcement of discipline Mr. Breitenstein has been deteriorating in hia pitching, having been hit hard by nearly every club but Philadelphia prior to 18%. Manager Nash, therefore, vetoed all thought of a trade or purchase. The experience of the season just closed shows that this action was wise, as the Philadelphia club did its share of hitting Breitenstein, so that if such a large sum of money was paid for-his release St. Louis is to be congratulate-!, and not Cincinnati, on the deal. As to tho rumors of deals with the St. Louis club, involving an exchange of Cross, Hulen and Hallman, for Kissinger, Myers and Monte Cross, there is no foundation for them. Negotiations have not even been opened by the St. Louis club for such a trade, and, although Manager Dowd is reporte<] as having stated that he i& going to ruak that trade it requires two sides to clos> a bargain, and the officials of the Phil adelphia club have already no inten tion of making such a ridiculous ex change. We are leeching nnmerou letters and protests against that par ticular transaction, biu we ask all ou friends to wait until a trade is actual!; made, when it will be officially an nounced." Reporter Suing Freedman. E. B. Hurst, a newspaper man, ha entered suit against President Andre\v Freedman of the New York club fo refusing to admit him to the poll grounds. Counsel for Hurst brough suit to recover the sum of $500 penaltj for each and every refusal to. admi to the grounds. This action is brough under chapter 1,042 of the laws of 1895 which provides that all persons are en titled to full and equal accommoda tions, advantages, facilities and priv ileges of inns, restaurants, hotels, the aters, music halls and all other places of public accommodation or amuse ment; and any person who violates the provisions of this act shall for everj violation of this offense forfeit a sum not less than $100 nor more than $500 to the person aggrieved, to be recov ered in a suit, and they can also be punished criminally upon the convic tion by a fine of not less than $100 and be imprisoned for not less than thirty days nor more than ninety days Bnrkctt Heads the List. President Young has promulgated the official batting averages of play ers of the National league who took part in fifteen or more championship games of baseball during the season of 1896. At the head of the list stands Bur kett of the Cleveland club with a per ceutage of ,410, while Jennings of Bal timore is second with ,397. Delehanty of Philadelphia gets the third bracke with .394; Keeler and Kelly of Balti more take fourth and fifth places with .392 and .370 respectively; Stengel o Pittsburg finishes sixth with .366 and the lucky number, seven, falls to Hamilton of Boston with .363, There is a tie for eighth place between Dahlen JESSE BURKETT, of Chicago and Clements of Philadelphia at .362, and Tiernan of New York slipped into the tenth hole with .361. E. E, Smith of Pittsburg stands eleventh with .358; McGraw of Baltimore welftb, with .356, while the unlucky number, 13,, is awarded to Demontre- le of ' Washington, with .855. Robnson of Baltimore ranks fourteenth Wflth .351 while Stlvetts of Boston, an Haltren of New York and Jones qf Brooklyn fight fpr fifteenth, honprs, with .353. the Cleveland World: |n au T they pq}i»m,}i Jg a ft jyseount pf an as? by QJjYJsr TebeSHJ aucl Ja, C J£ reporter who wrote the Story of the Tebeati-McAleer brawl for the "Pt eis." It was because he admitted doing so that he was assaulted. Some say the affair was deplorable. Perhaps, yes; perhaps, no. Certainly so far as the injuries received by Pasco are concerned it was decidedly so. In this respect It was nothing short of an outrage. On the other hand, however, it shows Tebeau up In a true light. In almost every other city In the country he has been denounced as a ruffian. Here at home we have fought his battles, claiming that he was merely aggressive, because o* bis great desife* Id win, but "off the field was always a gentleman." That statement can never again be shoved down the throat of the public. Hence it is just as well to tetrad; it how as any time. As for O'Connor, who assisted Tebeau in assaulting Pasco, his part in the affair was neither more nor less than that of a big coward. The affair is bound to hurt base ball in Cleveland. The owners of the club should now insist on less aggressiveness both on and off the ball field. Or if it has come to such a pass that only ruffians can make successful ball players then will it also be a fact that only ruffians will interest themstlves in ball games, Young Pleased. President Young is pleased with the sudden termination of the Temple Cup series. "I'm glad these games for the cup were limited to four contests," he said. "They show in the first place, that base ball is an honest sport. If the series were so close that seven games were played in order to settle, the championship, the suspicion that the players jobbed and faked and strung out the series to the limit would be aroused. Of course in case seven games were played those who witnessed them would know they were played on'the level, but there is always somebody ready to cast a reflection on the honesty of the game, especially in a series conducted by the players. It was a fine achievement for the Balti- mo r <8 player to win four straight pameu from the Clevelands, even if the Spiders were not in the pink of form." Col. John I. Itogcrg. The above is a portrait of Col. j'ohn I. Rogers, the famous Philadelphia lawyer and base ball enthusiast., He is also principal owner of the Philadelphia club, and has made a big fortune out of the national game. \Vliy They're Nouinds. O. P. Caylpr in New York "Herald:" It is announced that Manager McGunnigle intends to buy a. house in Louisville and make that his future home. Looking over the files of newspapers for the last 20 years I find exactly 3S7 notices of managers and players who were going to build or buy houses ii some city where their respective clubs were located and make that city their • future home. Of these 987 notices probably seven were fulfilled, and of the seven at least four didn't get a chance to stay in the city long enough to see the plastering dry. Jake Beckley just completed a house for himself in Allegheny City when he was sent to New York, Jake has taken his bride back to the Pittsburg annex to occupy his new home, but next summer he'll wish he had built that house in Yonlc- ers or just over in Jersey somewhere, so that he could run home every evening. The only ball .player I know who built a house in the city where he played ball and lived on to get the good of it is Uncle Anson, and if all signs are true his house will have to be rebuilt before he lets go of the Chicago nine. Bid McPhee might have had a home of his own in Cincinnati and be enjoying a re-roofing had he dreamed 14 years ago that the city was to be his haven of rest. Of the thousand or more of other ball players and managers not one .has been a fixture in any city long enough to give him a chance to grow a shade tree for his front yard. In St. Louis it is not wise for any manager or player to pay a month's board ip advance. Diamond Dust, The Louisville club announces a profit of ?5,000 on. the season—a very satisfactory showing for a tail-end club. Phil E'hret and Charlie Invin probably will spend tho winter in Cincinnati. Neither has quite made up his mind. Boston is to let out outfielder Me Gann, who though a good hitter is "too slow a fielder in Manager Selee's judgment. The Pittsburg club is still figuring to land McCreary, of Louisville, who it .3 believed can play infield as welj as outfield. Hank O'Day saved enough out of his salary as a Western League umpire ast season, to, take ti trip tp England. ,hls wiater. Manager Frank Selee, of Boston, has jeep offered a clerkship in a prominent hotel at a North Ckrollaa. winter re- Mart, $n,d, may accept it, 8ft }9»g as the "" ' that '.JNfew "What 16 the aterage of a dycle, Sfirocfeetsf "Well, t&ea last until Hwy are Chicagt. Record. ' "Folks dat Is alma j 00 fe in J trouble," said tJncle fiben, "hab itf t'ing ttt brag efbout. Dey ddafl' ly ebef git diSapp'ihted."-Washin*th* Star. B on Teddy—1 tell you It's so. Nellie-4 say it is not. teddy-Well, m amto * says It's 60; and If mafliiaa Says It's 4* it's so even if it isn/t go, ' ftot Monet Alone. Alfonso—You never hear t>t cashiers fiifitting off with their money. Hehri-rNo, not of ten; but whett it do«* happen they take the employer, too. Queeii Victoria, an empress of India over more Mohammedans than the The greatest medicine is a tTtie Sir.William Temple. The Doctor's Sponge, i Attendant—Heavens, doctor I There's a sponge missing. I think yott have sewed it up in the patient. Surgeon (a few minutes later)—Thftnkg for calling my attention to the matter. That sponge cost 52. An Appeal for Assistance. _ The man who is charitable to himself trill listen to the mute appeal 'for assistance made by his stomach, or his liver, in the shape of divers dyspeptic qualms and uneasy sensations in the region of the glnnd that secretes his bile. liostetter's Stomach Bitters, my dear sir, or madam—as the nase may be—is what you require. Hasten to use,'if you are troubled with heartburn wind in the stomach, or note that your skin, or the whites of your eyes ar,e taking a sal- ;ow hue. Mrs. Mary Abatr. a woman who never bad a headache, died recently at St. Ignace, Mich. TO CUKE A COLD I ft ONE DAY. Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. 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