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rf; • ^F •" V? -*-*K r «*- ~>*<?TP ,e% k <-*»,?-'«&!*•.* i AJ^ONA, tOWA. WODNttttDA Y, JDfiOEMBlM 9, Iil^ these friends of art btt earth Worked in coarse material and with imperfect and Mth ffali hand. &ow Ihefr Heaven*. *,, D —, D. C., Dec, 6, 1896.—Dr. Talmage's sermon to-day gives a very Unusual View of the celestial wofld, aad w bfafe of the most unique discourses of the great preacher. The text is fize- klel i; 1: "Now it came to pass In the thlftiets J?ear, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives ft tbe river of Che- bafj that the heavens were Opened." Ezekief, with others, had been expatriated and while in foreign slavery, was standing on the banks of the royal canal which he and other serfs had been condemned to dig by the order of Nebuchadnezzar—this roy- nl canal in the text callsd the river of Chebar—the illustrious exile had visions of heaven. Indeed, it is almost always so, that the brightest visions of heaven come not to those who are on mountain-top of prosperity, but to some John on desolate Patmos, or to some Paul In Mamertine dungeon, or to some Ezekiel standing on the banks of a ditch he had been i compelled to dig—yea. to the weary,! to the heart-broken, to Uose whom sorrow has banished. The text is very particular to give us the ex^ct time ,of the vision. It was in the thirtieth 'year, and in the fourth month, and in the fifth day of the month. So you have had visions of earth you shall never forget. You remember the year, you remember the month, you-remember the day, you remember the hour. Why may we not have some such vision now, and it be in the twelfth month, and in sixth day of the month? The question Is often silently asked, though perhaps never audibly propounded, "What are our departed Christian friends doing now?" The question is more easily answered than you might perhaps suppose. Though there has oome no recent intelligence from the heavenly city, and we seem dependent upon the story of eighteen centuries ago, still I think we may from strongest inference decide what are the present occupations of our transferred kinsfolk. After <Jod hrs made a nature he never eradicates the chief characteristic of its temperament. have carried their att iatd Iftrger liberties and iatd wide* circumference. They afe at theft old! business yet, but without the fatigued, without the limitations, wlthoat the hindrances of the terrestrial studio. Raphael could improve upon his masterpiece of "Michael the Archangel," now that he has seen him, and could improve upon his masterpiece of the "Holy trinity," now that he has visited them. Michael Angelo conM better present the "Last Judgment'' after he had seen its Sash and heard the rumbling battering-rams of its thunder. Exquisite colors here, graceful lines here, powerful chiaroscuro here, but 1 am persuaded that the grander studies and the brighter galleries are higher up, by the winding marble stairs of the sepulchre, and that Turner and Holman Hunt, and Rembrandt, and. Titian, and Past Veronese, if they exercised saving faith in the Christ whom they portrayed upon the canvas, are painting yet, but their strength of faculty multiplied ten thou- sandfold. Their hand has forgotten its cunning, but the spirit has faculties as far superior to four fingers and a thumb as the supernatural is superior to the human. The reason that God took away their eye and their hand and their brain was that he might give them something more limber, more wieldly, more skilfhl, more multipliant Do" not, therefore, be melancholy among the tapestries, and the bric-a- brac, and the embroideries, and the water-colors, and the works of art which your departed friends used to admire. Do not say, "I am so sorry they had to leave all these things." Rather say, "I am glad they have gone up to higher artistic opportunity and appreciation." Our friends who found so much joy in the fine arts on earth are now luxuriating in Louvres and Luxembourgs celestial. * * * Again, I remark that those of our departed Christian friends, who in this world had very strong military spirit, are now in armies celestial and out in bloodless battle. There are hundreds of people born soldiers. They cannot help it. .They belong to regiments in time of peace. They cannot hear a drum or ? fife without trying to keep step to the music. They are Christian, and, when they fight, they fight You never knew a man phlegmatic in temperament to become sanguine in temperament. You never knew a man sanguine in temperament to become phlegmatic in temperament. Conversion plants new principles in uie soul, but Paul and John are just as differ-' „ , ent from each otherj after conversion . * as they were different from each other before conversion. If conversion dpes not eradicate the prominent characteristics of temperament, neither will death eradicate them. Paul and John are as different from each other in heaven as they were different from each other in Asia Minor. You have then only by a sain in subtraction and a sum in addition to decide what are the employments of your departed friends in the better world. You are to subtract from them all earthly drossness and add all earthly goodness, and then you are to come to the conclusion that they are doing now in heaven what in their best moment they did on earth. The reason •why so many people never start for heaven is because they could not stand • it if they got there if it should turn out to be the rigid and formal place some people photograph it. We like to t come to church, but we would "not , want to stay here till next summer. We like to hear the "Hallelujah Chorus," but we would not want to hear it all the time for fifty centuries. It might be on some great occasion, it would _ • be possibly comfortable to wear a 1 crown of gojd weighing several pounds, ^ but it/would be an affliction to wear •:' jsuch a crown forever. In other words, ?' we run the descriptions of heaven into ;/• the'ground while we make that which ''<• was intended as especial and eelebra- ^ ,tive to be the exclusive employment l i;Vin heaven. You might as well, if asked r>'"" to describe tbe habits of American so- v ' clety, describe a Decoration Day, or * r ,a Fourth pf July, or an autumnal Thanksgiving, as though It were all 'the time that way. I aw not going to speculate in regard . tP tbe future world, but I must, by in- eyltable laws of inference and deduc- • tjten and eowmon sense, conclude that A |n' heaven we wilj be just as different *?-£T«» $*<* other as we are now differ"**'—" a.n4 ;henee that there will be at as many different employments the celestial world as there are em> here, , Christ is 'to be the Jove, the .great }oy, the great rap- the gre^t wprebip Pf heaven, but that- Abolish employments? No $3R Jove p» earth—paternal, fll- fraternal, conjugal love, abolishes <3ceu.patipn, .tfte; fjr«t .pJftee, i remark that all " p.'u'r^eparted.Cbrjstlan friends, ¥ earth, ( fpufld great joy in the "- '-"- now indulging their Jp tb'e same direction. On earth a tfee}r gladdest pleasures amid f, and jn, the Study apd pW" apy.'idjs Uiat tftftt deatjj on the right side. Now, when these, our Christian friends who had natural and powerful military spirit, entered heaven, they entered the celestial army. The door of heaven scarcely opens but you hear a military demonstration. David cried out, "The chariots of God are twenty thousand." Elisha saw the mountains filled with celestial cavalry. St. John said, "The armies which are In heaven followed him on white horses." Now, when those who had the military spirit on earth sanctified entered glory, I suppose they right away enlisted in some heavenly campaign; they volunteered right away. There must needs be in heaven soldiers with a soldierly spirit. There are grand parade days when the King reviews the troops, There must be armed escort sent out to- bring up from earth to heaven those who were more than conquerors. There must be crusades ever being fitted out for some part of God's dominion—battles, bloodless, groanless, painless. Angels of evil to be fought down and fought out. Other rebellious worlds to be conquered. Worlds to be put to the torch. Worlds to be saved. Worlds to be 1 demolished. Worlds to be sunk. Worlds to be hoisted. Beside that In our own world there are battles for the right and against the-wrong where we must have the heavenly military. That Is what keeps us Christian reformers so buoyant. So few good men against so many bad men, so few churches against so many grogshops, so many pure printing presses against so many polluted printing presses, and yet we are buoyant and courageous, because while we know .that the armies of evil in the world are larger Jn numbers than the army of truth, there are celestial Cohorts in the ajr fighting on our side. I have not so much faith in. the,army on the ground as I have In the army in the air, O God, open our eyes that we may see them; the military spirits that went up from earth, to join the military spirits before tbe throne-^Joshua and Caleb, and Gideon, and David, and Samson, and the hundreds of Christian warriors who on earth fought with fleshy arm, and now having gone up on high are coming down the hills of heaven ready to fight among the Invisibles. Our departed Christian friends, who had tbe military spirit in them sanctified, are Jn the celestial army. Whether belonging to the artillery or the cavalry or the Infantry, I know not. I only know that they have started out for fleet service, and-courageous service, and everlasting ,ser* vice. Perhaps they may come this way to fight on our side, and drive sin, and meanness, and Satan from all our hearts. Yonder -they are coming, coming, pid you hear them as they swept by? What history yfet, trot itot the his* tory of a few centuries of 6ttr planet only, but the history o! the eternities — whole millenniums before Xenophon. bt ftefoaotttsC of Mosfes, or Adam was bora. History 6i one world. History of all worlds. What are oar departed astronomers doing? Studying astronomy yet, but not through the dnll lens of earthly observatory, but with otte stroke of wing going right out U Junitfer, and Mars, and Mercury, antf Saturn, and Orion, and the Pleiades— overtaking and passittg the swiftest comet in their flight. Herschei di«d t> Christian. Have you any doubt about what tterschel is doing? "isaac Newton died a Christian. Have you any doubt about what Isaac Jtewtdn Is doing! Joseph Henry died a Christian Have you aay doubt about what Joseph Henry is doing? They Were in discussion, all these astronomers of earth, about What the aurora borealis was, and none of them could guess. They know now; they have been out there to see for themselves*. But what are the mea of the law, who In this world found their chief joy In the legal profession — what are they doing now? Studying law in a universe where everything is controlled by law from the flight of humming-bird to flight of World— law, not dry and hard and drudging, but righteous and magnificent law, before which man and cherub, and seraph, and archangel, and God himself bow. The chain of law long enough to wind around the immensities, and infinity, and eternity, Chain of law. What & place to study law, where all the links of the chain are in the hand! What are our departed Christian friends vho in this world had their joy in the healing art doing now? Busy at their old business. No sickness in heaven, but plenty of sickness on earth, plenty of wounds In the different parts of God's dominion to be healed and to be medicated. Those gloVious souls coming down, not in lazy doctor's gig, but with lightning locomotion. You canot understand why that patient got well after all the skillful doctors had said he must die. Perhaps Abercrombie touched him— Abercrombie, who, THE MTtONAL C4AM& SAVINGS AN6 DOINGS IN THE BASEBALL ARENA. Some of the 5ten Who own and Operate the BtR L*agae Clabg—Boston's Fatnons Trlnttt-Hhitift — Cleveland's Popular Otrhet—Gossip of the Diamond FTBN in the public eye the men who run baseball are not really as well known as the play* ers whom they hire, release and exchange. Not so much is heard Of their characteristics nor of their looks and actions. Few of the people, who could tell you very readily what style of fielder Herman Long is, or whether Jennings is a right or left hand batter, know what business is followed by President Sod' en, who has been the head of the Boston club for twenty years, or whether Mr. Von der Horst of the Baltimore club is a young man or an old man. The baseball magnates who will assemble in annual session at the Auditorium hotel Wednesday are a set of men much above the average in business and ordinary sagacity; several of them are extremely wealthy; almost without exception they stand high in the business communities where they live, and as a rule baseball with them is merely a side issue—a diversion. The National league has at least five millionaires, according to the generally accepted report of their holdings. Treasurer Abells of the Brooklyn club is credited with being a three-times millionaire. Conant of Boston and Robinson of Cleveland can'scrape together a couple of millions each when their man is elected president, and Auten of Pittsburg and Von der Horst of Baltimore are rated in the seven-figure column. , after many years doctoring the bodies and the souls of people in Scotland, went up to God in 1844. Perhaps Abercrombie touched him. I should not wonder if my old friend Dr. John Brown, who died in Edinburgh— John are our departed Christian friends wb,p are explorers dplng now? Exploring yet, but with lightning 1900- mgtion, with, vjsipn microscopic ftn d telescopic at the same tlwe. A continent -a ( t & glan.ce. \ world Jn a sec- A planetary systew in a day, 1 no wore in Ereb«s Pushing toward, the '^met'iajj Jje 'Lp n g np to toe jpej Brown, the author of "Rab and His Friends"—John Brown, who was as humble a Christian as he was a skilful physician and world-renowned author; I should not wonder if he had been back again to see some of his old patients. Those who had their joy in healing the sickness and the woes of earth, gone up to heaven, are coma forth again for benignant medicament. But what are our departed Christian friends who in all departments of usefulness were busy, finding their chief joy in doing goo.d—what are they doing now? Going right on with the work. John Howard visiting dungeons; the dead women of Northern and Southern battlefields still abroad looking for the wounded; George Peabody Gtill watching the poor; Thomas Clarkson still looking after the enslaved— all of those who did good on earth busier since death than before. The tombstone not the terminus but the starting-post. What are our departed Christian friends who found'their chief joy in studying God, doing now? Studying God yet. No need of revelation now, for unblanched they are face to face.' Now they can handle the omnipotent thunderbolts, just as a child handles the sword of a father come back from victorious battle. They have nc sin; no fear, consequently. Studying Christ, not through a revelation save the revelation of the scars—that, deep lettering which brings It all up quick enough. Studying the Christ of the Bethlehem caravansary; the Christ of the awful massacre with Its hemorrhage of head, and hand, and foot, and side; the Christ of the shattered mausoleum; Christ the Sacrifice, the Star, r.he Son, the Man, the God, the Godman, the man-God. But hark! the bell of the cathedral rings—the cathedral.'bell .-of heaven. What is the matter now? There Is going to be a great meeting in the temple. Worshippers al] coming through the aisles, Make room for the Conqueror, Christ standing in tho temple. All heaven gather' ing around him. Those who loved tbe beautiful, come to Ipok at the Rose of Sharon. Those who loved music, come to listen to his voice, Those who were mathematicians, come to count the years of his reign. Those who were explorers, come to discover the height and the depth and the length and the breadth of his love, Those who had the military spirit on earth sanctified, and tbe military spirit Jn heaven, come to look at the Captain of their salvation, The astronomers come to look at the Morning Star, The men of the law come to look at him who is the judge of quick and dead. The men who healed tbe sick come to look at him. who was wpunded for our transgiW sione. All different and different forever In many respects, yet all alike In admiration for Christ, in worship for Christ, and all alike i n joining' }n the "Western Association Batters. The batting averages of the players of the western association of baseball clubs were not made out by President Hickey after the disbanding of the association last July, the president stating that he would not set them out until he was paid money he claimed was due him. Frank C. Landers of Rockford, who is recognized as high authority In baseball statistics, volunteered to make out the averages, and the official scores were forwarded to him. The percentages show that the hitting was much lighter than in 1S95, when Kreig led with .452. Kreig, who is an old National leaguer rejuvenated, is second, this year. McFarland, who leads, is the outfielder loaned by Louisville to Quincy. Preston, who was signed by Minneapolis at the disbanding of the association and who was secured from that team by Anson, ranks eighth, with .326. Old Paul Hines of league fame, is ninth, with .324. Hines is so deaf that he cannot hear a cannon cracker go off under his nose, but he can still hit the ball as of yore. Jackson, who ranks tenth, is a young Chicago amateur with a good future. O'Connor of the Rockford team is also a Chicago amateur of City league fame, who was chiefly remarkable for his base stealing and fielding. Boston's Famous Triumvirate. The Boston triumvirate, composed of Messrs. Soden, Conant and Billings, is an interesting delegation. Very quiet and unostentatious, they are none the less powerful in influence in the big league. They, too, have worked along harmoniously for many years, and' Boston is one of the best conducted and most successful clubs. President Arthur H. Soden, being the oldest of the magnates, presides at all the league meetings, Mr. Young there acting in his capacity as secretary, Mr. Soden is one of the most respected and ablest ,men in the league. He is regarded as one of its "old standbys"—indeed, proved himself such during the ordeal of Brotherhood days, when he and other Boston club owners went down into their pockets and brought out almost .?100,000 to keep the league banner abpve ground. Although not at all talkative, either in league meetings or elsewhere, he is nevertheless a man of decided opinions, and whn he says any- leading club and became one of the strongest teams ever khowfl. They were scattered, however, and the Amer* ican association was assimilated by the league, Von der Ahe with it. In the association councils Von .der Ahe had been a big factor, but he has little to say in the league. He generally starts for the meeting "loaded for bear," but the nearer he gets there the smaller grow his grievances. Von der Ahe is a decided Teuton in conversation and appearance, and the numerous stories told of him cannot be numbered. Robinson it tVealthy Enthusiast* In Frank De Haas RobisSn the dleve* land club has a man who comes hear being the ideal. magnate. He is wealthy, is a baseball enthusiast, is popular in his own city, and is by nature active and aggressive* Mr. Robi* son is the "good fellow" of the league, always cheerful and full of life, jovial however serious the subject at hand, and yet a fighter from 'way back if he gets stirred up. He is a man of strong convictions, but is not stubborn. Mr. Robison has large street car interests in Cleveland, Columbus, Fort Wayne and elsewhere, and says he really should not give the time to baseball that he does. He never was known to be at a league meeting on time, but generally gets there and becomes actively interested in the proceedings. Cleveland is not a good baseball city, and a less sportsmanlike man than Mr. Robison would not have maintained the club there as long as he has. That it is not the money there is in baseball which keeps him at the head of the club is apparent. When the league directors fined Capt. Tebeau last summer Mr. Robison promptly declared war and 'said he would fight the organization,, no matter what-it cost. He Of ifee The pa.4eeng i er depart I/dttisville & ft ashvllie R. "ft,' isstied a hundred jsage boofc above title. It is aes6fiptive 0 feources and capabilities of the the counties lying aiotfg the states of Keatnektr Alabama. Southern Western Florida. -It ai so county map of the above nam tlJ and is well worthy of a pefusal one interested in the south, •will be sent to any address' i ceipt of ten cents in silver of t* £«?' Atlhofe, (Jen. P aSs . Louisville, Ky. Sehii'monthly i south. Write I of of She Diet the Scat. thing.it is known that he means it. "Unto hjm who washed us our sins in his own blood, and made U9 kings and priests untp God; to him be glory In the church through, out al) ages, world, without end," Amen, i TO. sfesw you 4 that- your departed allye tb$n they! ever FRANK DE HAAS ROBISON, CLEVE LAND. meant it, too, although the cost, had his associates seen fit to go to battle would have been heavy. Mr. Robison was wrong in his quarrel, 'and yet hi; loyalty to his own manager was admired even by those who strongly disagreed with him. It was only another illustration of the fact that there is something more than business in bas- ball. SlahtH of Base Hall Prophesying. 0. P. Caylor in New York Herald: "I believe that a sensational deal will be made at the league meeting, which will concern St. Louis. The transfer of Breitenstein to Cincinnati suggests something of the kind. Von der Ahe's baseball business was poor enough last year, but Breitenstein was the one pillar which held the club up and saved it from absolute ruin. The present St. Louis team without BreJf.enstein would be a big money loser. Hfl one knows it better than Von der Ahe. No one knows better than he l.hat a moderately strong team under popular management would be a fortune maker in St, Louis, which, under encouragement, is one of the best baseball cities in the Union. It is beyond Von der Ahe's power ,to put such a team into St. Louis. The belief is general, therefore,' that some plan has been hit upon to let outside capital in, and with the foreign interest will come good players. Students of Law. Dale Gear, the Kansas boy who has been playing as pitcher for the Cleveland league baseball team, has returned to Kansas university, where he has been taking a course in the law school, and will continue his work. Young Gear carried his studies as much as toe could while playing baseball, and it is his intention to finish his work at .school as quickly as possible, "How? 1 ' "Told her What my salary is.*' Valuable Discovery tot JLs Grippe, Ete< Mrs. C. A. Adams, Oth and Martha Sts M Omaha, Neb., writes: "I had 1& grippe and then malaria, indigestion a severe headache and blind and dizzv spells. Your Dr. Kay's Renovator has cured me." Sold by druggists at '5 cts. and 51.00. A valuable pamphlet with many receipts for the asking Your orders will be promptly filled for goods on receipt of price. Send at once; you will neve'- regret it. Ad* dress Dr. ]}. J. Kay Medical Co, (Western office) Omaha, Neb. A Dramatic Kvnslon. "Pilkington has learned to play foot ball but he dosou't want his -wife to know it » "Why not?" ''She might think he was healthy enoueb to beat a carpet." Winter Time Table. No trains were taken off by tho Great Northern Railway in making u p its winter schedule; but changes wero made in the leaving time of several of them, the most important being the Pacific coast train, which leaves at 1 p. m., t%vo hours earlier than heretofore, giving closer connections with eastern lines than ever before and reaching Montana and coast points in daylight. No Mind Reader. Tourist—How long will it take me to reach the ferry, me good man? Policeman—I ain't no mind reader. I'm a policeman. Hopeful. "Do you think, Mr. Gruffly, that Callow busiest his inind?" '•There's no reason to hope that he 1ms, ruaciarn." On Nov. 30th the John A. SalzerSeed Co., La Crosse, Wis., the largest seed potato growers in the world, received an order for three thousand bushels of seed potatoes from one firm in Texas. Diagnosed Alkali Ike—Mink-Eyed Bill died with the heart disease. Sagedust Dan—I didn't know he had trouble with his heart. Alkali Ike—He didn't till he had trouble with Daredevil Pete. I know that my life was saved 'by Piso's Cure for Consumntion.—John A. Miller Au Sable, Mich., A'pril 21, 1895. Many thousands of artificial flowers 1 decked the trees of Paris during the Czar's recent visit to that city. TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY. Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. Al! Druggists refund tho mone v if i t fails to cure, 25c A London omnibus company has ordered several hundred motor omnibuses. Decatur county (Ga.) farmers who planted tobacco instead of cotton have •Jeen well paid for the change. Some of them got ?800 for their crops' per acre. The Rev. Father Peter Adair, of St. Louis, called upon all the young men in his congregation one morning who were wearing motto buttons to hand them to him. A bird lover of Louisville writes deploring the extinction of song-birds in the south, and says that for three years he has not heard a mocking-bird in woods where they used to abound. Most for your money and save needless expenses now. It is true economy to build np your system and prevent sickness, by taking • His opinion^ are highly respected by the pther magnates an^ are awaited anxiously by the parting O f either side whenever ft n issu^e Jg up -before legpue meeting, Mr, 1 8 engaged , In the manufacture 1 qf wtpfej-s; supplies ' He lives ' Downer Downs 51111s. The p,ne hundred and fifty yards race between A. R. Downer, the Scotch runner and ex-amateur champion, and W S. Mills, of Rochdale, Eng., .for ssoo' was decided at the Hlgglnshaw Grounds, Oldham, London, Eng on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 17, and''was witnessed by .a great crowd, The ground was in splendid condition, bav- ins been rolled every day since the match was arranged. Downer, who received three yards stwlj. looked the picture of gqod health, rhile Mills appeared to be fine drawn. On toeing their respective marks both wen stooped with tfieir hands on tho track and at the crack of the'pistol they got away to an excellent start. Downer appear-' ec} to be into his running first, but for fifty yards Mills held him, the Roph- dale runner taking fewer strides than the representative of the thistle jr here, hpweyer, Downer gradually creased hi? lead, and- t my yards ft-Qm flnjsb<he \y^s fpur yards )ji front pf tlie.bacij; mp'fesm&n, whP," seelag his Qjjftnce hopeless, eased un gji ga r ""—- running, an out, wpV Ponged, Sarsaparilla The Best-in faot the One True Blood Purl8er. 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