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SUNDAY'S SERMON. «NI or DR. T. DRWITT MI-itIAHOT ITIBLINO DISCOITRSm. Subject! \The liarn Ann of Ooil.\ Text: \The T.nnlhnlh r» tide baw arm.\? Isuinli Hi., ]n. It almost tnkc-< our brenlb nway to road Homo of tlir- Bible imagery. There Is sncli boldness of metaphor in my text that I have been for sonic time trotting my eour.igo upto proneli from it. Isnlnh, tiio evangelistic prophet, Is sounding tho jubilate of our ?' planet redeemed nnd erics out, \Tho Lord hntli iniulp hare Hi's holy iirm.\ Whnt over- whelming Bungosliveness In that figure o! opppp.h, \Tho Imr' nrm of fin l!\ Tin. pel. plpof Palestine to this ilnv woiir much hinder- ing appnrol, nnd when they wnnt to run a special rneo. or lift a special burden, or fight n special buttle, they put off tho outside appnrol, ns In our land wlion a man propone l \ a special exertion lie puts oIT his cont and rolls up his sleeves. Walk through our foundries, our machine shops, our mines, our fnptorlps, and you fill find that most of the tollers have their coats otT.nnl their sleeves rolled up. Isaiah saw that there must !ip a tremen- dous amount of work done before this world becomes what it ought to bo, and ho fore- sees It all accomplished, and accomplished by the Almighty, not as we orlinarily think of Him, but by the Almighty with the sleeve of His robe rolled hack to His shoulder, \Tho Lord hath ninde bare H s holy arm.\ Nothing mor - impresses m\ in the lllliln than tho ease with which Ood does most things. There is such a reserve of power. He has more thunderbolts than no has ever Hung, more light than Ho has ever distrib- uted, more blue than with which He has overarched the sky, more green than that with which He lias emeralded tile grass, more crimson than that with which He has burnished tho sunsets. J say it with rever- ence, from all I eim see, (lod has nevor hall tried. You know as well as I do thnt many of the most elaborate and expensive industries ot our world have been employed in creating artificial light. Half of the time the world is dark. The moon and the stars have their glorious uses, but as instruments of Illumi- nation they are failures. They will not allow you to read a book or stop the ruHlun- ism of your great pities. Had not the dark- ness been persistently fought back by artifi- cial means, the most of the world's enter- prises would have halted half the time, while the crime of our great municipalities would for half tlm time run rampant and unre- buked : hence all the inventions for creating artificial light, from the Hint struck against steel in centuries past to the dynamo of our electrical manufactories. What uncounted numbers of people at work the year round in making chandeliers and lamps and fixtures and wires and batteries where light shall be made, or along which light shi.ll run. or where light shall poise! How many bare arms of human toll -and some of those bare arms are very tired ?In tho creation of light and Its apparatus, nnd after all the work the greater part ol the continents and hemis- pheres at night have no light at all. except perhaps the fireflies Hashing their smnll lan- terns across the swamp. But see how easy God made the light. He ' did not make bare His arm : He did not even put forth His robed arm : He did not lilt so much us a finger. Tho Hint out of which He struck the noonday sun was the word, \Light.\ \Let t here be light!\ Adam did not see the sun until the fourth day, for [ though the sun w.is created on the first day, I it took its rays from the first to the fourth day to work through tho dense muss of fluids I by which this earth was compassed. Did you j overhear of anything so easy as that? No unique? Out o! a word came tho blazing sun. tho father of (lowers, and warmth and light I Out of a word building a lire-placo for all thoNutions ol the earth to warm the,u- solves by! Yea, seven other worlds, five of ' them inconceivably larger than our own. and sevonty-nlno asteroids, or worlds on a ! smaller scale! The warmth and light for this great brotherhood, great sisterhood, great family of worlds, eighty-seven larger or smaller worlds, all from that one magnifi- cent fireplace, made out of the one word- Light. The sun 8811,000 miles in diameter. I do not know how much grander 11 solar sys- tem God could have created if Ho had put ' forth His robe 1 arm, to say nothing of an nrm made bare ! Hut tills I know, that our noonday suu v;as a spark struck from tho anvil of one word, and thnt word \Light.\ \But says some one. \do you not think \hnt in making the machinery of the uni- verse, of Wiil '.h our solar system is com- paratively a small wheel working into might- ier wlioels, it must have cost Ood some ex- ertion? The upheaval of an arm either robed or an arm made bare?\ No ; we are distinctly told otherwise, Tho machinery of a universe Ood madeslmply with His lingers. David, inspire lin a night song, says so? ?'When I consider Thy heavens, tho work ol Thy fingers.\ A Scottish clergyman told mo a few weeks ago of dyspeptic Thomas Carlyle walking out with a friend ono starry night, and as the friend looked up and said, \What a splendid sky P' Mr. Carlylo replied as he S lanced upward, '\S:id sight, sad sight!\ lot so thought David as ho read tho great Scripture of the night heavens. It was a sweep of embroidery, of vast tapestry, Ood manr|i|ililted. That is the allusion of tho psalmisrto tho woven hangings of tapestry as they wero known long before David's time. Far back in tho ages what enchant- ment of thread and color, the Florentine veivets of silk and gold and Persian onrpcts Woven of goals' hair 1 If you have been in Ihe Oobolin manufactory of tupestryin Paris ?alas, now no more '.?you witnessed won- drous thiugs as you saw the wooden needlo or broach going back and forth and in and out; you were transfixed with admiration at tho patterns wrought. No wonder that Louis XIV bought it, and it became a possession of the throne, aud for a long while nono but thrones and palaces might have any of its work! What triumphs of loom! What victory of skilled lingers I Ho David says of the heavens that Ood's fingers wove into thom the light ; that Ood's lingers tapestried them with stars; that Ood's fingers em- broidered their, with worlds. How much of the immensity of the heavens David i nderstood Ido not know. Astronomy was born in China 2800 years before Christ w.is born. During tho reign of Hoang-Ti astronomers were put to death if ibey made wrong calculations about the heavens. Job un lerstood the refraction of tho sun's rays and said they wore \turned as the clay to tiio seal.\ The pyramids were astronomical ob- servatories, and they wore so long ago built that Isaiah refers to one of thom in his nine- teenth chapter and calls it tho \pillar at the border.\ The first of all tho sciences born was astronomy. Whether from knowledge already übroad or irom direct inspiration, it seems to iuo David had wide knowledge of tho heavens. Whether ho understood the full force of what ho wrote, 1 kuow not. Inn the Ooil who inspired him kuow, and He would not lot David wrlto anything but truth, and therefore all tile worlds that tho tele- scope over readied or Copernicus or Qlllilel or Kepler or Newton or Laplace or Hersehol cr our own Mitchell ever saw were so easily made that they were made with the lingers. As easily as with your lingers you mold the wax, or tho clay, or the dough to partic- ular shapes, so lie doeided the shape of our world, and that it should weigh six sox- tillioutous and appointed for all worlds their orhits and docidod their color?tho whit«> to Slrius, the ruddy to Aldebaran, the yellow to Pollux, tho blue to Altair, marry- ing some of tho stars, as tho 2100 double stars that Hersehol observed, admluistoriug to the whiius ol tho variable stars as their glance becomes brighter or dim, preparing what llstrouDiners culled, \the girdle of Androme- da,\ and the nebula in the sword handle ol Orion. Worlds on worlds ! Worlds under worlds! Worlds above worlds! Worlds be- yond worlds I So many that arithmetics are of no use in the calculation I llut Ho counted them as He made thom, and Ho made them with Milkers! Ileservatlon of power Suppression «' omnipotence ! Resources a\ yet untouched ! Almlghtlnoss vet undomon- strate i! Now, 1 ask, for the benefit of all disheartened Christian workers, if Ood no- fc c imnlisheil so much with Ills lingers, what in Hij do when lie puts out all His strength He uulimbors all tho batteries ol Tlis omnipotence? The Bible speaks again and again of Ood's outstretched arm, but only once, and that in tho text, of the bare arm of Ood. My text makes it plain that the rectllioa- tion of this world is a stupendous under- taking. It takes more po\y(>r to make this world over again than it took t,o make it at Mrst, A word was only neco%i!iry for the first creation, but for the uow'crcntlou tho unsloeved and unhindered fore arm of the Almighty! Tho reason of that I can under- I stand. In Hip shipyard* of Tdverpoot ot Glasgow or New York a grpnt vpsspl Is con- structed. The archltoct draws out the plan, . Ihp length of the lipam. the eopaelty of ton- nnec, the rotation of wheel or screw, the cable, the masts an I nil the appointments of this gr -at palace of the deep. The architect finishes Ills work without any porplexltv, and the carpenters and the artisans toll on ?he craft so many hours a day. each one loin.,' his part, until with lings (lying, nnd tlious inds of people huzzaing on tno docks, '' the vessel Is lnunchod. Tillt out on the sea thnt steamer breaks her shaft and is limping 1 slowly along toward harbor, when Caribbean It whirlwinds, those mighty hunters of the c deep, looking out for prey of ships, surround > that wounded vessel and pitch It on n rocky c const, nnd she lifts and falls in tho breakers r until every joint is loose, and ovory spar Is I down, and every wave sweetis over tho - hurricane deck as she pnrts midships. ; Would it not require more skill and powet . to net that splintered vessel off the roeks . nnd reconstruct It than It required origin- ally to build her? Aye! Our world that Ood built so beautiful, and which started out . with all the Hags of Edenlo follnge and with the chant of paradisaical bowers, has boen sixty centuries pounding In tho skerries of r sin nnd sorrow, nnd to get hor out. and to get her off, and to get her on the right way f again will require more of omnipotence than II required to build her and launch her. Ho I am not surprised thnt though In the dry- - dock of one word our world was mndo, It will tnko the unsloeved nrm of God to lift bet - from tli# rocks nnd put hor on tho right course again. It is evident from my text t and its comparison with other texts that it would not bo so great an undertaking to make a whole constellation of worids, nnd a whole galaxy of worlds, nnd n whole nstrono- f my of worlds, nnd swing them In their right t orbits as to take this wounded world, tills stranded world, this bankrupt world, this r destroyed world, and mako it as good as - when It started. s Now. just look at tho enthroned difficulties t in the way, the romoval of whieli, tho ovor- , throw of which, seem to require the bare s right arm of omnipotence. There stands - heathenism, with its 800,000,000 victims. I I do not cure whether you call them Brahmans or Buddhists, Confucians or fetich Idolaters. At tho World's Fair in Chicago last summer f those monstrosities of religion tried to make ; themselves respectnble, but tho long hair 1 and baggy trousers and trlnkcted robes of r their representatives ennnot hldo from the world tho fact thnt thoso religions are the t authors of funeral pyre, and juggernaut - crushing, mid Ganges Infanticide, and Chi- - ncse shoo torture, and tho aggregated mns- - sacres of mnny centuries. They have tliPir - hoels on India, on China, oh Persia, on t! Borneo, on three-fourths of tho acreage of our poor old world. I know that tho missionaries, who are tho 4 most suet illclng and Christllkn men and women on earth, are making steady and r glorious inroads upon these built up nbomi- l nations of tho centuries. All this stuff that l you see in some of the newspapers about the missionaries as living In luxury and idleness is promulgated by corrupt American or Eng- lish or Scotch merchants, whoso loose bo- ' haviorin heathen cities has boon rebuked by the missionaries, aud tlieso corrupt mer- chants write homo or toll innocent aud un- suspecting visitors in India or China or tho darkened islands of tho sea those falsehoods about our consecrated mlsslonaires, who, - turning their backs on home and civilization [ and emolument and comfort, spend their i) lives in trying to Introduce tho mercy of i tho gospel among tho downtrodden of i heathenism. Homo of thoso inor- ! c chants leuvo their families in America . or England or Hcotlnnd and stay for a few I years in tho ports of heathenism whilo they arc making their fortunes in the tea or rice j or opium trade, aud while they aro thus i \ absent from homo give themselves to orgios s ! of dissoluteness such as no pen or tongue i could, without tho abolition of nil decency, i attempt to report. Tho presence of the mis- - sionarios, with their pure and noble houso- holds, in those heathen ports Is a constant rebuke to such debauchees and miscreants. - If satan should visit heaven, from which iiu f was once roughly but justly expatriated, I antl hi' would write homo to tho realms pail- i ' demoniac, his correspondence published in r Dial io I OS Gazette or Apollyonic News, about what he ha i seen, he would roport tho r temple or Go l and the Lamb as a broken - down church, and the house of many - mansions as a disreputable place, and I tho cherubim as suspicious of mor- als. Sin never did like holiness, nnd you had better not depend upon sntanie report of tho sublime and multipotent work of our missionaries in foreign lands. But notwith- standing all that theso men and women of God have achieved, they feel nnd wo nil foei that if the idolatrous lands aro to be Chris- tlanized there needs to be a power from the heavens that lins not yet condescended, and we feel like crying out in tho words of Charles Wesley , Arm of the Lord, a»vukc, nwiiku! Put en Thy strength, the Nation; sliakel Aye, it is not only tho Lord's arm that is needed, the holy arm, tho outstretched arm, ; but tho bare arm ! There, too, stands Mohammedanism, with its 170,000,000 victims. Its Bible istlio Koran, a book not quite as large as our New Tosta- ment, which was revealed to Mohammed when in epileptic fits, and resuscitated from these fits he dictated it to scribes. Yot it is read to-day by more people than any other book over written. Mohammed, tho founder of that religion, a polygamist, with suporllu- ity of wives, the first stop of his religion on tho body, mind and soul of woman, nnd no I wonder that the heaven of tho Koran is an , \ everlasting Sodom, an infinite seraglio, i . about which Mohammed promises that each i follower shall have in that place seventy-two ! wives, in ndditiou to nil the wives he hail on 1 earth, but that no oil woman shnll ever outer heaven. When a bishop of England i recently proposed that tho best way of I saving Mohammedans was to let them keep thoir religion, but engraft upon it some new principles from Ciiris- i tianity, he perpetrated an ecclesiastical joko, ! at which no man can laugh who has ever I seen tho tyranny and domestic wretchedness j which always appear whore that religion ; gets foothold. It has marched across contl- 11 nents and now proposes to set up its filthy ( and iu. -ursoil banner in America, and what : it has done for Turkey It would like to do 1 for our Nation. A religion that brutally j treats womanhood ought noverto bo fostered I in our country. But there nevor was a re- i ligion so absurd or wicked that It did not get I disciples, aud there are enough fools in America to make a largo diseiploshlp o. j Mohammedanism. This corrupt religion ha- , liocn making stoutly progress for hundreds of i years, and notwithstanding all the splendid! work done hy the Jcssups, and the Goodeils, i aud tho Blisses, and tho Van Dykes, and tho Posts, and the Misses Boweus, aud the Misses Thompsons, and scores of other men and wo- ! men of whom the world was not worthy, ! there it stands, tho giant of sin, Mohamme- danism, with one foot on the heart of wo- man ami the other on the hoatt ot Christ, while it mumbles from its minarets tills stu- : penduous blasphemy: \Oo I is great, mi l -Mohammed His is prophet.\ Let tho Chris- ; tiun printing press at Heyroot nnd Constanti- nople keep on with their work and tho men and women of Oo I in the mission fields toil until tho Lord crowns them, but whut we are all hoping for'is some supcrn iturul tro:u tho heavens, us yet unseen, something rfTrefeltol down out ot tiio skies, something like an arm uncovered, tho baTo arm of tho j Go I o? Nations! Thorn stands also the urnh demon of nlco- ' I'is'u, Its throne Is white nil I made of bleached human skulls. Ou ono side of that throne of skulls kneels In ohoisanco and worship democracy, aud on tiio other sldo republicanism, ami tho one that kisses tho cancerous and gancrened loot of this despot tho oftonest gets the most benedictions. There is a Hudson River, nil Ohio, a Missis- sippi of strong drink rolling through this Nation, but as the rivers Irom which I take my figure <.r speech omnty into tho Atlantic or the diilfth<R mightier flood of sickness and insinity and domestic ruhi ail crime and bankruptcy mil wo* empties into tiio heirts. and the homes, and tiio ehurch 'S, mid the time, an I the eternity of a multitude beyond all statistics to lumber or describe. All Nations nre mnulel and f.eiirllled with baleful stimulus, or killing narcotic. Tho pulque of Mexico, tho cashew of Brazil, tho hasheesh of Persia, the opium of China, tho guavo of Honduras, tho wedro of .'tussln, tho soma of In din, tho aguardlonto of Morocco, tho arak of Aralda, the must id «>f Syria, tho rakl of Turkey, the boor ol nor- mally, tho whisky of Scotland, the aloof England, the all drinks of America, are do- ing their best to stupefy, inllame, dement, impoverish, brutalize and slay the human race. Human power, unless ro-euforeod from tho heavens, can nevor extirpate tho evils I mention, Much good has been ac- complished by tho heroism and fidelity of Christian reformers, bi| L tho fact remains that there aro more splendid men and mng- uitleout women this moment goiug over tho Ninirtirn abysm ot Inebriety than at any time since tho tint grape was turned thto wine and tho first head of ryo began to soak In a browory. When people touch this subject, they are apt to give statistics as to how many millions aro In drunkards' graves, or with qulok tread mamhlng on toward thom. Tho land Is full of taik of high tarllT and low tariff, but what abouttho highest of all tariffs in this country, tho tariff of +000,000,000 which rum put' upon tho ITnltoil States in 1801, for thnt Is what it cost us? You do not tremble or turn pale whetl I sny thnt. Tho fact Is wo have become hnrdoned by stu? tistlcs, and they mako llttlo Impression. But if somo one could gather into ono mighty lnko nil tho tears that lmvo boon wrung out of orphanage nnd widowhood, or Into one orgnn diapason all the groans that have boon uttered by tile suffering victims of tills holocaust, or Into one whirlwind all the sighs of conturles of dissipation, or from the wlckct of one Immense prison have look upon us the glaring eyes of nil those whom strong drink has ondungoonod, we might porhiips realize the appalling desolation. But, no, no, the sight would forever blast our vision j the sound would forever stun our souls. Go on with your temperance literature ; go on with your temperanceplat- forms i go on witli your totnpornnoo laws. But we are all hoping for something from above, and while tho bare arm of suffering, ami tho haro arm of invalidism, and tho bare arm of poverty, and the bare arm of domes- tic desolation, from which rum hath torn tho sloovo, nre lifted up in beggary and suppll- cntlon nnd despair, let tho bare arm ol Ood strike tho broworlos, and tho liquor stores, and tho corrupt politics, nnd tho license laws, and tho wliolo Inferno of grogshops all around tho world. Down, thou accursed bottio, from tho throne ! Into the dust, thou king of tho demijohn ! Parched bo thy Hps, thou wlnoeup, with tires that shall never bo quenched! But I have no time to specify tho manifold evil* that challenge Christianity. And I think I have soon in somo Christians, and read In somo newspapers, and hoard from somo pulpits a dlshoartonmont, as though Christianity were so worsted that it is hardly worth whilo to attempt to win this world for God, and that all Christian work would col- lapse, and that It Is no use for you to teach a Sabbath class, or distribute tracts, or exhort in prayer meetings, or preach in a pulpit, us satan is gaining ground. To rebuke that pessimism, the gospel of stnashup, I preach tills sermon, showing that you are on the ') winning side. Go ahead! Fight on! What 1 want to mako out to-day is that our ammu- nit ion is not exhausted ; that nil which hits ' boon accomplished has been only tho skirm- ishing before the groat Armageddon ; tluit not more than one of the thousand fountains of beauty In the King's park has begun to play ; that not more than one brigade of tho liinumernblo hosts to lie marshaled by tho rbb'r on tho white horse has yet taken tho field ; that what Ood has done yet has been with arm folded In flowing roiie, but that thotlmo Is ooming when He will rise from His throne, an l throw off that robe, and come out of the palaces of eternity, nndcomo down the stairs of heaven with all conquer- ing step, and halt in the presence of expec- tant Nations, and flashing His omniscient eyes across the work to bo dono will put back the sleeve of His right arm to the shoul- der, and roll It up there, an I for tho world's final and complete rescue moke bare His arm. Who can doubt the result when ac- cording to my text Jehovah does His best; when tho Inst reserve force of omnipo- tence takes the Hold; when tho Inst swor.l of eternal might leaps from its scah- bard? Do you kuow what decided tho battle of Sedan? The hills a thousand foot high. Elovun hundred cannons on tho hills. Artillery on tho heights of Glvonno, and twelve Oerman batteries on tho heights of La Moncello. Tho Crown Prince of Sax- ony watched tho sceno from tho heights of Mairy. Between a quarter to 6 o'clock in the morning and 1 o'clock in tho afternoon of September '2, 1870, tho hills dropped the shells that shattered tho French host in tho valley. The French Emperor and tho 80,000 of his army captured by the hills. So in this conllict now raging between holiness and sin \our eyes nre unto the hills.\ Down hero in tho valleys of earth wo must bo valiant soldiers of tiio cross, but the Com- mander of our host walks tho heights anil views tho scene far better than we can in tho valleys, and at tho right day and tho right hour all heavou will open its batteries on our side, and tho Commander of tho hosts of un- righteousness with all his followers will sur- render, untl it will take eternity to fully cele- brate tho universal victory through our I.ord Jesus Christ. \Our eyes are unto tho hills.\ It is so cortalnto bo accomplished that Isaiah in my text looks down through tho Held glass of prophecy and speaks of it as already ac- complished, and I take my stand where the prophet took Ills stand and loo; at it as all 'done. \Halleluiah done.\ See! Thoso cities without a tear! Look! Thoso con- tinents without a pang. Behold! Thoso hemispheres without a sin! Why, those deserts, Abrabiau desert, American des- ! ert, and Croat Sahara desert, are all irrigated into gardens whore God walks in tiio cool of the day. Tho atmosphere that ! encircles our globe floating not one groan. All the rivers and lakes and oceans dimpled with not ono failing tear. Tho climates ot the earth have dropped out ot thorn tho rigors of the cold and tiio blasts of tno heat, and it is universal spring! Let us change : tho old world's name. Let it no more no called tho earth, us when It win reeking with everything pestiferous and malevolent, soar- letod with battlefields and gashed with graves, but now so changed, so aromatic with gardens, and so resonant with song, , and so ru iescent with beauty, lot us call it I linmauuel's Land or B.'iiluh or millennial i gardens or paradise regained or heaven! 1 An 1 to God, the only wise, the only goo I, i tho ou.y great, bo glory forever. Amen. TROUBLE AHEAD FOR PECKHAM Hill Openly Declares His Intention of Opposing His Confirmation. Washington*, Jan. 2ft. ? Senator Hill : states very frankly that he intends to de- ! feat the confirmation of Mr. Peckham, ! nominated to be associate justice of the supreme court of the Unite i States, it he i can. He is very confident of success and j it is very probable that a number of docu- ments against Mr. Pecklmm will b» laid J before the committee at its meeting Mon- day. Monday is the judiciary committee's regular meeting day, and it is not likely that in this early stage of the proceedings a special meeting will be called to consider \u25a0 the case, with Senator Hill, a member of ti»e committee, hostile to the tion of the nominee. Sevejßil special meet ing« were held on the ®>rnblower case, bin that was after the matter had hem considered and laid over at several regular m.*et in vs. The statement was made with some posltiveness that during tue last administration the judiciary com- miitve laid down a rule of action and communicated iheir determination to President Harrison that they would ot> rept rt favorably upon theeoulirnial ion of any nominee for justice of the supreme ? court who was over sixty years of age. It seems so far as can be learned that this was an informal agreement reached sometime ago, and il it is to bo revived now could be used to pla<v Mr. Peckham under the ban without going further into the merits or the demerits of his case, as Ue was born January 1, IN3U, and is there- lore sixty-one years of age. All the members of the judiciary com- mittee are in the city, with the possible exception of Mr. Lindsay, of Kentucky, and the indications seem to be that no dilatory measures will be resorted to. Trenton Potteries. Tiiknton, X. .1., .Jim. '.Ti. Tint advisory committee appointed by tlie ivu I?' tors lo roll'it with till! employers IV- gat'ding the in per cent. flit in wages seut ii communication in the latter declining to accept the reduction. A strike is prac- tically on, but the matter may be ninic- ubly adjusted yit if tlieeniployert>propose leiiS drastic lui-ius. TUt'ir scheme to re- tain part of the workmen's wages with the cut in operation ami to settle with them according to tliu tariff on crockery ami earthenware as passed by co; £ress is intolerable to the operatives. iss than 000 of the (1,000 operative pe-nOl'ii in the city are now at work. It is claimed that aluminum in ft great success in shoeing horse*, ami greatly improves their speed. A VICTIM OF BARGAINS. Thin Man I* it rwy to the Muni* of econ- omy for Hood Rmmonii. \I am a victim,\ began the man with the long hair, as ho unf jldca his newspaper and dropped Into a scat on tho \L\ train beside an acquaintance, \lama victim of my wife's taste, enterprise, and economy.\ \Hut 1 say, old m;in, you ought to not a hair cut.\ \That's what 1 say, but my wife won't, have it. Hie says L look more distinguished with long hair.\ \Say I never saw you with a red tie before. ou were aiways very particular about those things.\ \I know, I know!\ said the other, wearily. \1 thought I had tasic, and I think so ye*, but what am I going to do? This tie,\ and ho gave it a savage prod with his forefinger, \was purchased at a sale?thirty-nine cents it cost?and 1 have to wear it to pre- vent a row. My wife says it looks swell. \See these cuffs? Well they arc twelves, and my size Is ten and a half. They catnc off the bargain \u25a0 counter, too, at the rate of two pair for thirty-eight cents. Cheap? Hut 1 have to put tucks in them so they will lit inside my coat sleeves.\ lie gradually warmed up to his sub- ject \You ought to see my under clothing, .lob lots, every pic c. frag- ments. Some are too large and some arc loosmall. See this hat? Itcatne in pink paper, and coat *1.81). I wear a seven: this is seven and three-quar- ters. There is one morning and two evening newspapers in the band, so it will lit,\ \Hut it was a bargain, sure. My hats cost me You ought to be glad you're married. You must bo saving money at that rate.\ \Bargain? Hah! l»on't talk to me of bargains. I'm sick of the word. 1 hear of bargains from morn- ing to night, and sometimes during the night. 1 shouldn't be surprised if my wife should pick up a tomb- stone because it was cheap, and would have to be used some time. \And as to saving money! Whew! Ail the surplus cash goes for bar- gains. She has two trunks full of bargains that she says will come in handy .some day. I live surrounded by a junk shop; but for the sake of peace don't dare to say a word.\ He leaned slightly forward as he spoke, and there was a sharp click. He put his hand around to his back with a painful expression. \What's the matter? Hurt your- self?\ \Oh no,\ he said grimly. \Two of the patent suspender buttons bought at a bargain counter have parted the ways, and my twenty-two ccntsuspenders have broken. Say, you haven't a safety pin or a couple feet of cord, hav you?\?N. Y. jlcrald. Quakers Adopting Modern Ways. The ilsing generations of the Soci- ety of Friends are fast modifying, in a marked degree, tlie customs, ros- i tuines and manners of their fathers. I Peculiarities of dress and language j have been almost entirely abandoned, the cultivation of (music and the other arts is no longer discouraged, except by a very few. and George Fox would not recognize his present fol- lowers, so great have 1 een the changes wrought since the days of l'enn. In connection with the cultivation of j music, an interesting fact was no- ticed. In an academy in a nearby town, attended only by the children of Friends, a school entertainment was recently given, the program of which contained several musical numbers. The music comprised such familiar tunes as \Nearer My God, j to Thee,\ etc., and a lover of music j who attended commented afterward ! on the absence of harmony and I euphony in the singing. While not j exactly a discord, there was a notic- able lack of melody, rendering the hymns anything but enjoyable. It is quite possible that the far-reaching law of heredity may account for this fact, and that the ancestry of these pupils, who for over not) years have considered music as only a vain amusement, have transmitted to j their children organs unable to prop- I erly voice the beauties of this, to them, long unused art. ?I'hihuMphia Record. The Price of Reconciliation. \Snoocer old fellow,\ sal I Skid, more, as he held out his hand, ' I want to make up with you. I admil i thitfi I was wrong in that little quar- rel we had a month ago, and it has grieved me ever since not to be on terms with my old friend. It was all my fault and I freely\? \« h, 1 can't let you accuse voursell ir. that style,\ interrupted Snooper, generously, giving the extended hand a heart, shaking. \We are all liable to err, and I am free to admit that the mistake was all on my side. 111 the heat of debate, you know, one doesn't stop t > weiuh his words, and j alter he has once spoken pride usuall 1 1 prevents his taking tlieni back. That 1 was tho way with mo. Please ae I cept my sincere apology for\? \Not another word übtut It, Snooper! The fault was mine, and I can't allow you to condemn yourself in that fashion. Kr? by the way, do you happen to have a ten dollar bill about you that you can spare unti: pay day:\?Harper's lia/.ar. A Hard Nut to Crack. A professor of logic, who was hot particularly lucid 11 his distinctions was on one occasion endeavoring 1, substantiate that \an article remains the same notwithstanding the sul 1 stitutlon of some of its parts.\ A young student held up his knire and inquired: * \Suppose I should lose the blade of this knife, and should get another one made and inserted in its place, would it bo the same knife it was I o- forey\ \To be sure,\ replied the professor. \Well then,\ the student wont on, \suppose I should loso the handle and got another, \would it bo the sau e knife still?\ \Of course,\ the professor replied. \But If somebody should llnd the old blade and the old handle, and should put them together, what knife would that be?\ The answer is not re- corded. \Feed my lambs\ reads a motto that hangs in a Wall street broker's ollico. It suggests Itself that \Shear my lambs\ would bo more appropri. ate. AHE A Offerer From Wjumatisnfi -V N,uralgi« ? E. P. Tnycr V Holiuniui Dnvln Sprnk to VlrlM> or Th<!\<\ Terrible M wlneiMe*. > E. P. TiTuftyt Enst NrtSßan, New York, saysit,., Vsli it possible to speak personally Wui e W rheumrilie victim, for I would teliW«m of my terrible ex perience and the rwUof and cure I found in a simple remodv. \When I first saw in trhfi newspapeis, ' Rheumatism can be auntfjt' I was loath to believe it., hut wbeY I found that the statement was Dr. David Kennedy, ol Rondout, Y., I inquired into it, and upon bis ndwee I begun to use Dr. David Kennedy'sUfa- vorito Reraidy. My condition nt fiiat time seemed hopeless. I had suffered.for fifteen years with luttumatory Rheu- matism. My physician said I would be a cripple for life, but it was not or- daiued that way, lor I bad not used Favorite Remedy long bifore I was con- vinced that it was the right medicine, and in a short while I was cured. That was three years ago. and I li-ve not felt a trace of tho disease since.'' Solomon Duvis, of North ICol'tright, N. Y., suffered awfully fro? neurislgin and loss of sleep, as is frequently the chsh with elderlv people; iu speaking to the writer, ho taid: \I found that Dr. Kennedy's Favoiite Remedy relieved the bowels, improved the circulation of the blood, and the old pain left me altogether.\ As one of Haverstraw's physicians re uently said : \There is no reason in suffering with rheumatism or nenruigia for Dr. Kennedy's Favorite Remedy will cure them \ All druggists sell it. Frank M. ffiahone. Steam Marble & Granite Works, Being n praotical workman I gaurantee perfection iu execution of Monuments & Headstones !>' EITHER American or Italian MarMe, Scotch or American Granite. Call and «ee me before nUojng yeu orders elsewhern. George A. Fowler, PRACTICAL Carpenter & Builder Residence, Cor. Maple ami Tor avenues. Coutraets and Es'imates given on buildings of every description. Jobb- ing a speeialtv A 'rial solicited. OLEARY'S ENGLISH GOODS A,re the best in the Market. Call Styles mid Perfect. Fine Dress Shirts a Specialty Gent's Furnishing Goods in great varieti JOHN CLEARY, HAVERSTRAW, V \ DKXTEII SHOE CO., Inc*p. Capital, $1,000,000, BEST *1.50 SHOE IN THE WOULD, ??A dollar saved ia a dollar earned' This LurilttH' Solid French Dongolti Kid But- ton Boot delivered free anywhere in the U.S., on roceipt of Cash, Money Order, yjfc: mfc* Equals every way tho boots mm* JP& wB B0 \* 1,1 retail stores for hK* ' W W° inako this boot Wki \ ourselves, therefore wo guar? -M titifee the Jit, stula and wear, A a,,( * ft »y ol,e not wo refund tho money or send another pair. Opera I or Common Sense, r \EI lid* V sizes Ito 8 and half Dexter Special terms to Dealers. Dr. J. 11. HASBROUCK, Reaidenoe, Garnervili*. OFFICE HOURS. At 0. 8. Sloat's from 11 to 12 A. M daily. BEDFOUI >'S Pliotograpliic + Rooms, BItOADWAX, H A V BRiSTR A W. and : MAIN ST., SPRING VALLEY, Fine Large Crayon, with frame, 03STL.Y $6.00. E'iilst-Clahs Cabinets, $2.50 Pub Dozin, HSfNo Extra Charge/or Babies, \fin ILBUMS, PICTURES, FRAMES AND FANCY ARTICLES. F LnfJi, Acojdiint AND Mabini [nsubanou placed iu First-Class Cooipa- aii'a at Low Rates. GEORGE O. BEDFORD I / KfTake Notice! During the dull sonson I will re- duce the prices in fine Ttiilor- P MADE TO ORDER. Former prices SO,. Reduced to 17. Former prices |7, to $5. For the next 6Q days. M. W ARSCHADER, MAIN BTHKKT. HAVKKHTBAW. N Y. Call and get low prices at iA. W. DUTCHER ' S. Furniture, Bedding, Carpets, !OB Cloths, Window Shades and Picture Frames, ft*qbm mmm* awed for oarpets. Windows measured for shades Me estm ohargea fbr Measuring and Laying Oarpets er hanging Wi» dew Shades. Repairing and upholstering. F. 3. Leonard Cooper retains the undertaking and fiver prompt attention to funeral oalls at the sore, corner of Brood and Oliuton Street. JOHN BRAHM, WHOLESALE and RETAIL 2RCCIR, ROCKLAND STREET, HA VERSTRA W Onlv the Best Goods in Market sold. Flour at Bottom Pnve*. Teas, Coffees, and Sugars 'way down. Potatoes, Ham, Pork, etc. Call and examine and satisfy yoaraeli, dec. 14, ly. D 0 FT LA w SI,E \ IM \ S r and healthy or don't Keep DflWnrD Poultry at all. It is a tlnrt, rUWUijli Mlicririuii's Condition I'owtlcr. It will keep your ehickens strong and io!>i-faid healthy; it will get your pullets to lay- for PREVENTS ing early; it is worth its weight in gold - . __ ? * when hens are moulting; it will prevent 3> I .ZU, , Chicken Cholera, Roup? Diarrhoea, Leg SIX * COOD \ eakn l \ s t is a powerful food digestive. LarueCans For 310,,1t?, a Uen.. Micriiliin'i* Condition Powder MAKES contains exactly those properties which KOK pullets Lay Early. make it invigorating rather than reducing FIVE ??? ???\u25a0 to the vitality of laying hens. If you can't _ Farm-Poultry one year and get it send to us; but ask first. Sample solium, a j arge c;m of p owc f er g r r a for 25 cents, five $1.00. A copy of the Exnre ? n[lM I I. S. JOHNSON & CO., best poultry paper in the world sent free. byus! |P.O. Box 2118, Boston, Mass. D. & W. SPRINGSTEEN Stony IPoint, IST, Y. ineee 1 lately HOUSE-FURNISHING GOODS and ACORN STOYES AND RANGES, Because they are the best, and also be prepared to do all work in oarjline.im£a workmanlike rununer and with dispatch. jiaff Wahuu* Hpkinqstkkn will be in ohargo of store. DANIEL SPRINGSTEEN. WARREN SPRINOBTMH 8 A BEAUTY \u25a0 WORLD'S ARGAND CHARLES B. MOORE'S, congers, n. v. The cheapest place In Rockland County to buy Stoves and Ranges, John E. Swartstrom, Successor to L. W.King, Broadway, Near Main Street. PAINTER and DECORATOR AND dealer in Paper Hanging and Painters Supplies GOLD PAPER AT .... 20 CENTS PER DOUBLE BOH BROWN BACKS . . . . 10 ? KELLOGG'H CELEBRATED READY MIXED COTTAGE COLORS #1.21 per gallon, OS cents per gullou, 85 ota. per quart 16 ots. per lb. VARNISH, GLASS PUTTY OIL and TURPENTINE. Fresco, Sign and House Painting and Paper Hanging. Personal auDerrisioj attention \ wtl \ ,,wUou «\ ttrttuteud - AH order, will ?£s!pwS}

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