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SUNDAY'S SERMON. ONI OV ML V. D«WTPT TAUUGVI imuM Biuovißn. Subject! \Home Again.\ Text ? \Brine hither the fatted c«»lf and bill It.\?Luke xv., 23. Tn oil arm of the world If him been cus- ternary to celebrate joyfr.l events by festlv- ity?tho signing of treaties, the proclama- tion of peace. thn Christmas, the mnrrlago. However muoh on other day* of tho year our table may have stinted supply, on Thanksgiving theto must be something bounteous. And all the eomfortable homes feof Christendom have at some time oele- Bunted Joyful events by banquet nnd fes- tivity. Something has happened In the old home- stead grenter thnn anything that has ever happened before. A favorite son, whom the world supposed would become a vagabond and outlaw forever, has got tired of sight- seeing nUW. Ims returned to his father's house. The world said he never would come back, Tho old man always said his son would come. Ho had been looking for him day after day and year after year. Ho knew ha would come back. Now, having returned to his father's bouse, the father proolalms celebration. There Is a calf In the pnddook that has boon kept up 'and fod to utmost eapnolty, so as to bo reody for \u25a0omo occasion of joy that might oome along. Ah, there never will bo a grandor day on the old homestead than this day. Let the butchers do their work and the housekeepers bring Into the table the smoking meat. The musicians will take their places, and the gay groups will move up nnd down tho floor. All the friends nnd nolghbors are gathered In, and extra supply Is sent out to the table of the servants. The father presides at tho table, and snys grace, nnd thanks Ood that his long absent boy Is home again. Oh, how thoy missed him! How glad they are to havo him bnok' Ono brother indeed stands pouting at tho back door nnd snys: \This Is a great ado about nothing. This bad boy should hove been ahastened Instead of grootod. Veal Is too good for him!\ But the father says: \Nothing Is too good. Nothing is good enough.\ There sits the young man, glad at the hearty rocoptlon, but a shadow of sorrow flitting aoross his brow at the remembrance of the trouble be had seen. All ready now. Lot the oovors lift. Music. He was dead, nnd he is nllve again I He was lost, nnd he is found! By such bold Imagery does the Bible set forth the merrymaking when a soul comes home to God. First of all, there is the new convert's joy. It Is no tamo thing to become a Christian. The most tremendous moment In a man's life is when ho surrenders himself to Ood. The grandest time on the father's homestead is when the boy comes bnok. Among the great throng who, in the pnrlors of my church, professed Christ one night was a young man, who next morning rang my doorbell and said: \Sir I oannot contain myself with the Joy I feel. X came here this morning to express it. I have found more joy in five minutes in serving Ood than in all the years of my prodigality, and I came to say so.\ You have seen perhaps a man running for his physical liberty and the officers of the law after him, nnd you saw him escape, or afterward you heard the judge had pardoned him and how g:-eat was the glee of that res- oued man I But it is a very tame thing that compared with the running for one's ever- lasting life?the terrors of the law after him and Christ coming in to pardon and bless and rescue and save. You remember John Bunyan, In bis great story, tells how the pll- Slm put his fingers in his ears and ran, oiy- g, \Life life, eternal life!\ A poor oar driver, after having had to struggle to sup- port bis family for years, suddenly vas in- formed that a large inheritance was his, and there was joy amounting to bewilderment, but that is a small thing compared with the experience of one when he bos put in his hands the title deed to the joys, the raptures, the splendors of heaven, and he can truly say, \Its mansions are mine; its temples are mine; its songs are mine; its Ood is mine!\ Ob, it is no tametning to become a Chris- tian. It is a merrymaking. It is the killing of the fatted oalf. It is jubilee. You know the Bible never compares it to a funeral, but always oompures it to something bright. It Is more apt to be comparod to a banquet than anything else. If is compared in the Blbloto the water?bright, flashing water- to the morning, roseate, fire worked, moun- tain transfigured morning. I wish I could to-day take all the Bible expressions about pardon nnd peace nnd life nnd comfort and Lope and heaven, and twist them into one garland, and put it on the brow of the hum- blest child of Ood In all this land, nnd cry s \Wear it, wear it now, wear it forever, son of God, daughter of the Lord Ood Almighty. Oh, the Joy of the new convert! Oh, the gladness of the Christian service I\ You have seen sometimes a man in a re- Ugjflas assembly get up and give his expe- rience. Well, Paul gave his experience. He rose in the presence of two churches? the churoh on earth and the ohurch in heaven?and he said, \Now this is my ex- perience, sorrowful, yet always rejololng; poor, yet making many rich ; having noth- ing, yet possessing all things.\ If all the people who read this sermon knew the Joys ot the Christian religion, they would all pass over into the kingdom of Ood the next moment. When Daniel Sandeman was dy- ing of oholera, his attendant gala, \Have {ou much pain?\ \Oh he replied, \since found the Lord I have never had any pain except Bin.\ Then they said to him, ?'Would you like to send a message to your friends?\ \Yes I would. Toll them that only last night the love of Jesus came rush- ing into my soul like the surges of the sea, nnd I had to cry out: 'Stop, Lord ; it is enough! Stop, Lord?enough!'\ Oh, the joys of this Christian religion! Just pass over from those tame joys In Which you are indulging?joys of this World?lnto the raptures of the gospel. The world cannot satisfy you j you have found out?Alexander longing for other worlds to conquer nnd yet drowned in his own bottle, Byron whipped by disquietudes around the world, Voltaire cursing his own soul while nil the streets of Paris were applauding him, Henry 11. consuming with hatred against poor Thomas a Becket, all Illustrations ot the fact that this world cannot make a man! happy. The very man who poisoned the pommel of the saddle on whloh Queen Elizabeth rode shouted in the street, \God Save the Queen I\ One moment the world applauds, and the next moment the world anathematizes. Ob, come over into this greater joy, this sublime solaoe, this magnifloent beatitude. The night after the battle ot Shlloh there were thousands of wounded on the field, nnd the ambulances had not oome. One Chris- tian soldier, lying there a-dylng under the starlight, began to sing: There is a land of pure delight. And when we eame to the next line there were scores of voices united : Where saints Immortal relgu. Tho song was caught up all over the field among the wounded until it was said that' there were at least 10,000 wounded men uniting their voices as they onme to the verse: There everlasting spring abides And never withering flowers. Death, like a narrow stream, divides That heavenly land from ours. Oh, it Is a great religion to live by, and it is a great religion to die by. There Is only one heart throb belweeu you and that relig- ion this moment. Just look into the face of your pardoning God, nnd surrender yourself tor time and for eternity, and He is yours, and heaven is yours, and all is yours. Some of you, like tho young man of the text, have gone astray. 1 know not tho history, but you know It?you know it. When a young man went forth into life, the legend says, bis guardian nngel went forth with him. and gutting blm Into a field the gunrdinn nngel swept n olrole elear nround where tlm young mnn stood. It was n clrole of virtue and honor, and ho must not step beyond tbut circle. Armed foes name down, but were obliged to halt at the olrole. They could not puss. But one day n temptress, with dlnmoned hand, stretched forth and crossed that circle with the hand and tho tempted soul took It, and by that one fell grip was brought beyond the circle nnd died. Sonv< of you have stepped beyond that crl- ele. Would you not like this dav, by the grace of God, to step hock? This, i say to you, is your hour of salvatlou. There was in tho closing hours of Queen Anne whnt is called tho olool; scene. Flat d.own on the pillow, in helpless sickness, she could nqt.move her head or move her hand. She wifd wuitlng for tho hour when the ministers of State should gather In angry contest, and worried and worn oat by the coming hoar, nnd in momentary absence of the nurse, in the power?the strange power which de- lirium sometimes gives one?she arose and stood In front of the cloak, and stood there watching the clonk when the nurse returned. Tho nurse said, \Do > ou see anything pecul- iar about that clock?\ She made no answer, but soon died. There Is a clock scene In every history. If some of you would rise from the bed of lethargy and come ont of your delirium of sin nnd look on the clock ot your destiny this moment, you would see nnd hear something you have not seen or or heard before, nnd every tlok of the minute, and overy stroke of the hour, and evory awing of the pendulum, would say, \Now now, now, now I\ Oh, come home to your Father's house! Come home, oh, prodigal, Irom the wilderness I Come home, come home! Hut I notice that when the prodigal eame there was the father's Joy. He did not greet him with any formal \Howdo you do?\ He did not come out nnd sny i \You are unfit to enter. Go out and wash In the trough by the well, and then you can oome In. We hnve had enough trouble with you.\ Ah, no I When tho proprietor ot that estate pro- clnlmod festival, it was an outburst of a father's love and a father's Joy, God Is your father. I have not muoh sympathy with that de- scription of God I sometimes hoar, as though Ho wero a Turkish sultan?hnrd and unsym- pnthotlc and listening not to the ory of His subjects. A mnn told me ho saw in oneofthe eastern lands n king riding along, and two men were In .nn altercation, nnd one oharged the other with having eaten his rice, ar* the King said, \Then slay the man, and by post mortem examination find whether be lins eaten tho rlco.\ And ho was slain. Ah, the cruelty of n scene llko that I Our God is not a sultan, not a despot, but a father? kind, loving, forgiving?nnd He mnkes all heaven ring again when n brodlgal comes back. \I have no pleasure.\ He says, \In the death of him that dleth.\ If n mnn docs not got heavon, It is beoanie he will not go there. No difference the col- or. no difference tho history no difference the antecedents, no difference the surround- ings, no difference the sin. When the white horses of Christ's victory are brought out to celebrate the eternal triumph, you may ride ono of them, nnd, ns God is greater thnn all, Wis joy is greater, and when a soul comes nack there is In Ills hoart the surging of an Itillnlte ocean of glnduess, nnd to express that gladness It tnkes all tho rlvors of pleas- ure, and all tho thrones of pomp, and all the ages of eternity. It Is a joy deeper than all depth, nnd hlghor than nil height, and wider than nil width, nnd vaster than all im- mensity. It overtops, it undergirds, It out- weighs nil tho united splendor nnd Joy of tbe universe. Who can tell what God's Joy is? You remember reading the story of a icing who on some great day of festivity scat- tered silver and gold among the people, who sent valuable presents to his courtiers, but inethinks when a soul comes back God is so glad that to express His Joy He fllnga out new worlds Into space, kindlos up new suns and rolls among tho white robed anthems of t lie redeemed a greater halleluiah, while with a voios that reverberatos among the mountains of franklnoense and Is eohoed buck from the everlasting gntes He orios, \This my son. was dead and is alive again!\ At the opening of the exposition in New Oilcans I saw a Mexican flutist, nnd he played the solo, and then afterward the eight or ten bands of music, accompanted by the great organ, came in, but the sound of that one flute ns compared with all the or- chestra was greater than all the combined joy of the universe when compared with the resounding henrt of Almighty God. For ten years a fnther went three times a > J n.y to the depot. His son went off in ag- gravating circumstances, but tho father said, ? He will come back.\ The strain was too much, and his mind parted, and three times ? day the father went. In the early morning he watohed the train?lts nrrlval, the step- ping out ot the passengers, nnd then the de- parture of train. At noon he was there again, watching the advance of tho trala, watching the departure. At night there again, watching the com- ing, watching the going, for ten years. He was sure his son would come back. God has been watching and waiting for some of you, my brothers, ten years, twenty years, thirty years, forty years, perhaps fifty years, wait- ing, waiting, watching, watching, and if this morning tho prodigal should come home, what a scene of gladness and festivity und how the great Father's heart wouirl rejoice nt your coming homo! You will eome, some of you, will you not? You will, you will I I notice also that when a prodigal comes home there Is tho joy of the ministers ot re- gion. Oh, It is a grand thing to preach this gospel I I know there has been a groat deal said about the trials and the hardsnlps ot the Christian ministry. I wish somebody would wrlto a good, rousing book nbout the joys ot the Christian ministry. Since I en- tered the profession I have seen more of the uroodness of God than I will be able to cele- brate in all eternity. I know some boast about their equilibrium, and they do not rise into enthusiasm, and they do not break down with emotion, but I confess to you plainly that when I see a mnn coming to God und giving up his sin I feel in'oody, mind and soul a transport. When I see a man who is bound hand and foot in evil liat.it emancipated, I rejoiee over it as though it wero my own emancipation. When, in our Communion service, such throngs of young and old stood up at tho altars und in the presenoe of heaven and earth and hell attested their ulleglanco to Jesus Chrlßt, I felt a joy something akin to that whloh the apostle describes when he says: \Whether in the body I oannot tell, or out of the body I oannot tell. God knoweth.\ Have not ministers a right to rejoice when a prodigal comes home? They blew the trumpet, and ought they not to be glad of tho gathering of the host ' They pointed to the full supply, and ought they not to re- joice when souls pant as the hart for the water brooks? Thoy came forth saying, \All things are now ready.\ Ought they not rejoice when the prodigal sits down at the banquet? Life insurance men will all tell you that ministers of religion ns a class live longer than any other. It is confirmed by the statistics of all those who caloulnte upon human longevity. Why Is it? There Is more draft upon the nervous system than in uny other profession, and their toll is most exhausting. i have seen ministers kept on miserable sti- pends by parsimonious congregations who wondered at the dullness of the sermou, wnetl the men o; ctoa wero porprexea almost to death by questions of livelihood and had nqt enough nutritious food to keep any tire In their temperament. No fu«J, no tiro, i have sometimes seen the inside of tho life of many of the American olergyinen?never ao ceptlng their hospitality because they cun- not afford it?but I have seen them struggle on with salaries of $500 and 6000 a your, the average less than that, their struggle well depicted by the Western missionary who ?uys in a letter t \Thank you lor your !acl remittance. Until it oame we bad not any meat in our bouse for one year, and all last winter, although it was a severe winter, our hlldren wore their summer clothes.\ And these men of God I flnd in different parts of the land, struggling against annoy »nae* and exasperations innumerable, bonis of them week after week entertaining agent* who have maps to aell and submitting them- selves to all styles of annoyances, and yet without oomplalnt and oheerful of soul. How do you AQOount for the fact that these Ute insurance men tell us that ministers as ? class live longer than any others? It is be- cause of the Joy of their work, the joy of the harvest Hold, the Joy of greeting prodigal! home to their Father's bouse. We are In sympathy with all lnnooent hilarities. We oan enjoy a hearty'aong, and we oan be merry with the merriest, but those of us who have tolled in the servloe are ready to testify all these joys ore tame com- pared with the satisfaction of seeing men enter tho kingdom of God. The great eras ot every minister are tho outpourings of the Holy Ghost, and I thank God I have sson twenty of them, Thank God, thank God 1 I notice also when the prodigal comes baok all earnest Christians rejoioe. It you stood on a promontory, and there was a liur- rloane at sea, and it was blowing toward the shore, and a vessel crashed into the rocks, and you saw people got ashore in the life- boats, and the very last man got on the rooks in safety, you oould not oontrol your Joy. And it is n glad time when the ohurch of God sees men wno are tossed onthoooeanofthelr Bins plant their foot on the rook Christ Jesus. When prodigals oome homo, just hear thoso Christians sing! It Is not a dull tune you hear at suoh tlmeß. Just hear thoso Christians pray! It Is not a stereotyped Bup- filloutlon wo liuve hoard ovor and over for wenty years, but a puttlngof tho oaso inthe hands of God with an importunate pletidlng. Men never pray at groat length unless they have nothing to say, nnd their heurtß itre hard and cold. All tho prayers in the Bible that were answered were short piwvfc '?God be meielfM to mo, a sinner.\ \tori that I may resolve my rifftt.\ \Lord save me or I perish.\ the longest prayer, Solomon's prayer at the dedleatloa of the temple, lee* than eight minutes l«> length, according to the ordinary rate ot enunciation. And Just bear them pray now that the prodigal* are coming homo. Just see them ahake hand*. No putting forth of the four tips of the finger* In a normal way, but a hearty grasp, where the mqpoleo of the heart seem to clinch the linger* ot on* hand around the other hand. And then *e* those Christian face*, how Illumined they are. And see that old man get np and with the tame voice that he snng fifty year* ago In the old country meeting house say, \Now Lord, lettostThou Thy servant depart In peaoe, for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation.\ There was a man of Keith wno was hurled Intd prison in time of persecution, and one cn - he got off his shaokle*, and be came andr stood by the prtaon door, and wh*n th* Jailer was opening the door with one f *trok« he struck down the mnn who had Inoarcerr* ted htm. Passing along the streets of London, lie wondered where hi* family wa*. He did not dare to ask lest he exolte suspicion, but passing along a little WAy from the prison he taw a Selth tankard, a oup that belonged to the family from generation to generation. He saw It in a window. Hl* fomlly, hoping that some day he would get dear, oame and llvod as near as they oould to the houso, and they set that Keith tankard to the window, hoping he would see it, and he joame along and saw It. and knocked at th* .door, and went In. and the lobg absent fam- ily were all together again. Oh. If yoa would start for the kingdom of God to-day. I think some ot you would find nearly A. your friends ana nearly all your families around the holy tankard of the holy com- munion?fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, around that snored tankard whloh com* memorates tho love of Jesus Christ our Lord I Oh, it will be a great communion (lay when your whole family sits around the saored tankard! One on earth, one in heaven. Onoe more I remark that when the prod- igal gets baok the Inhabitants of heaven keep festival. lam very certain of it. If you have never seen a telegraphic obart,you have n* Idea how many cities are connected together and how many lands. Nearly all the neighborhoods ot the earth seem reticu- lated, and news fllos from olty to olty and from continent to oontinent. But more rap- Idly go the tidings from earth to heaven, and when a prodigal returns it is announced before tho throne of God. And if these souls to-day should ontor the kingdom there would be some ono In the heavenly kingdom to say, \That's my father,\ \That's my mother,\ \That's my son,\ \That's my daughter, \That's my friend.\ \That's the onu I used to pray for, \That s the one for whom I wept so many tears,\ and one soul would say, \Ilosannal\ and another soul would say, \Halleluiah 1\ Pleased with the nows, the saints bslo<V In songs their tongues employ. Boyond the skies the tidings go. And heaven is filled with Joy. Nor angels can their joy contain, But kindle with new Are. The sinner lost Is found, thoy sing, And strike the sounding lyre. At tho banquet of Lucullus sat Cicero, the orator. At the Macedonian festival sat Philip, the conqueror. At the Grecian ban- quet sat Socrates, the philosopher, but at our Father's table sit all the returned prodi- gals, more than conquerors. The table Is so wide Its leaves reach across sou* and aoross lands. Its guests are the redeemed of the earth and the glorified ot heaven. The ring of God's forgiveness on every hand, the robe of a Saviour's righteousness adroop from every shoulder. The wine that glow* in the cups Is from the bowls ot 10,000 saora- ments. Let all the redeemed ot earth and all the glorified of heaven arise, and with a gleaming ohalloe drink to the return of a thousand prodigals. Sing, sing, sing I \Worthy is the Lamb that way A to re- oeive blessing and rlohe* and honor and alorv and power, world wlthoot end I* BLEW UP THE STORE. John Washburn's Gun Caused Death and Disaster. Sing Sing, N. Y., Nov. 15.?A terrible powder explosion occurred in Captain Abraham Jones' gun and sporting goods store here, resulting in one death and injury to several persons. John Washburn, jr., a boy who had hired of Captain Jones a gun for duck shoot- ing, returned the gun declaring it was not loaded. He aimed the gun at a keg of powder ana pulled the trigger. The explosion followed. Sylvester Ly- ons, the clerk in the store, and two boys?Leonard Fluffen and George At- theson were blown out of the building through a rear window. William Per- Bell, who was walking along the aque- duct, was severely cut and bruised and Thomas Loftus had his leg broken. Washburn's body was found later pinned to the floor by a big beam. The fire which followed the explosion en- tirely gutted the building. Louisiana at Gettysburg. Gettysburg, Pa., Nov. 15.?The Louis- iana Gettysburg commission consists rived here. The commission consists of Eugene H. Levy, chairman; Col. David Zable, John H. Murray, Major Andrew Hero and Albert M. Levy. Embezzled His Order's Funds. Baltimore, Nov. 15.?Meyer Hirsch, for a number of years grand treasurer of the Ancient Order of United Work- men, was arrested here charged with embezzling $10,000 belonging to the order. Nebraska Village Burned. Ithaca, Neb., Nov. 15. ?The business portion of the town was burned to the ground. Several persons were Injured by an explosion of gunpowder In the stores. There is not a store unburned. Imprisoned a Consul. Cape Town, Nov. 15. ?W. Stanley Hollls, United States consul at Mozam- bique, has been seized and imprisoned for a shooting a Kaffir whom he caught robbing his house. Franklin Bartlett's Expenses. Albany, Nov. 15.?Franklin Bartlett, democratic candidate for congress in the 7th district, expended $1,512 in elec- tion expenses. FLASHES FROM THE WIRE. Montreal is threatened with another epidemic of smallpox and diphtheria. Charles Mowbray, the English an- archist, addressed two thousand people at Newark. The striking weavers of the Lorraine mills at Pawtueket, R. 1., will return to work Monday. Thomas Gross, Connecticut state sen- ator, died at his home In East Had- dam of heart disease. The general assembly of the Knights of Labor at New Orleans adjourned without Important action. Dr. John A. Robinson, L.L. Q., of New Haven, for twenty years librarian of the Yale law school, resigned. St. Lukes, the oldest Protestant church In America, erected In 1632, wus yesterday rededlcated at Smlthileld, Va. Congressman Robertson's son Blake, was shot at Ellzabethtown, Ky., and Instantly killed by George Wilson, a negro. Governor Roswell P. Flower opened the fair of the Twenty-third regiment in Brooklyn. Ten thousand people at- tended. Several rolley wires fell In Brooklyn, Igniting gas escaping from a man hole. A series of explosions followed, Injur- ing a number of people. Ex-Comptroller Wemple's Firm Fails ?\?? ?-??\u25a0??? i\ - ?? ??? w -» ?« »\u25a0uiin Fultonvllle, N. Y., Nov. 14. ?William U. Wemple's Sons, foundrymen, of this place, have made an assignment to John 11. Morrison. The business was es- tablished more thun forty yeurs ago. The assets unci liabilities ure unknown. Ex-Comptroller Edward Wemple Is a member of the firm. There ure pre- ferred creditors to the amount of ju.GOO. SPIDER IN A DIVING BELL A Curloat Isieet Which Upends Much oil It* Tine Under Wtt«r. There is, It appears, a small spider, such as may be called the diving epidor, although rather rare, accord\u25a0 Ing to the Brooklyn Kagle. Like all its Kin, it is an air breathing creature, and dives below the surface of the 'pond and spends a largo part of its lite under water. It manages to do this much in the siime manner that a man in a diving bell is able to live and work for a considerable time at the bottom of the sea. It surrounds the whole under part of Its body, where Its breathing organs are, with a bubble of air, and, incased In this crystalline bell, it keeps the water out and is aoie to breathe freely. Ex- posed to the attacks of many ene* mlcs above water, It seeks to escapo from them by making a hiding place for itself at the bottom of the pond. This It does by drawing together the tops of some of the weeds growing there with a few threads which it spins, so as. to make a little bower. It then ascends to the surface and brings down a bubble of air with It. part of which it squeezes out and leaves in the inside or the bower, whose stems, meeting over It, pre- vent it from getting out of its place and rising to the top as air bubbles alwavsdowhen disturbed or released. The spider then, with its part of the bubble which it has kept to Itself, ascends to the surface a second time and letches down another bubble ot air, part of which it secures in tho same fashion, and with the remain- ing part ascends to the top to bring down some more air. Itrepcats this curious proceeding until within the bower it has succeeded in forming a bubble of air as big as a plum, con- cealed and kept in its place by the Isllken meshes of the weeds, like the network of a small balloon. Thus the spider In the same way that a mason carries siones and llrac to his building, carries down bells of air from the surface to build for itself a crystal palace, whose clear, transpar* ent dome and walls thin as t-ko lines*, film, are yet sutilciently strong to keep out the great body of water and to enable the creature to live at the bottom of the pond as easily as if it were on dry land. In this luminous nest it lays egirs and rears Its young in perfect security, and when the air within threatens to be exhausted it Is renewed from time to |time by the visits of the creature to the surface of the pond. Obeying Orders. A young sub-lieutenant in India left his regiment on Hick leave, and put up at tbe best hotel not a hun- dred miles from i'oona, where be was immediately smitten by the attrac- tions of a lovely maiden wno was staying there. He proposed, was ac- cepted, and the happy day tixed. The Colonel, however, disapproved of sub- lieutenants Retting married, and par- ticularly of the \sub\ in question. As he happened to be a friend of the young man's father, he thought to prevent the marriage of the fond couple by sending a peremptory tele- gram couched in the following words: '?Join at once!\ The son of Mars was in despair. He presented himself before his in- tended with the fatal Xilssive in his hand, and anything but a look of pleasure on his countenance; but the lady was equal to the occasion. VVitb a blush of maiden simplicity and virgin innocence, she cast her eyes upon the ground and said:? \Dear me, 1 am glad your Colonel approves of the match! But what a hurry he is in! 1 don't think I can get ready sj soon; but I'll do my best; because, ot course, love, tbe com- mand of your Colonel must be obeyed.\ The young warrior looked puzzled. \Don't you see, my darling,\ he said, \that this confounded message' puts a stopper on our plans? You| don't seem to understand the tele-, gram. He says feremptorily, -Join at once.'\ The lady's blushes redoubled; but, with a look of arch simplicity, she, raised her lovely eyes to her dance, and replied, \It is you my darling, who don't seein to undrstand it. Your Colonel says plainly, '.loin at< once!'?by which, of course, he means get married immediately. What else can he possibly meauV\ A look of intelligence replaced the, air of bewilderment on the young: hero's classic features; he accepted, the explanation, and was enabled to answer the Colonel's telegram forty- eight hours afterwards in these words: \Your orders obeyed. We were lolned at once.\ The British Empire. The British Empire Is a political creation unparalleled in the world's history, not only by its extent and population, in both which respects it Is slightly surpassed by China, but because, with an area of more than 10,000,000 square miles and with '152,000,000 inhabitants, it is scat- tered over the whole gl<>\co. It em- braces all zones from iho Icy wilder- ness of Hudson Bay to the tropical, jungles of Intiia and the mahogany forests of Honduras; there Is scarcely a product which a British provincj does not bring torth in excellent! quality, and not less various are the degrees or civilization of its inhabi- tants, from the Ka.Urs of the Cape to the highly cultivated citizens of Toronto or Sydney. We find, with Christians of all confessions, 200,- 000,000 Hindoos, about 70,000,000 Mohammedans, and 000,000 Budd- hists: and the Bible is printed in 1 .SO languages and dialocts represented in the empire, yet, notwithstanding such promiscuous elements, the gov- ernment, with rare exceptions, main- tains order, and no sign of dissolu- tion is visible. ?Dr. P. Ilelnrlch Gell'cken, in October Forum. Cooling by Magnetism. It is reported as an observed fact that the heat usually produced by friction is absont whenever the bodies brought in contact are mag- netized. A striking example Is de- scribed in a scientific periodical. A. workman fastened two powerful maff- nets to his lathe, to hold more so- curely a piece cf metal which he wished to drill and turn. The pres- ence of the man nets kept the metal so cold that no water was needed to cool the drill. A man will do more from motives nf stubbornness than from motives of patriotism or religion. j N iw tom ?oira mm. _0® and after May L train* will leavi Harerttraw for New Torh and Interme- diate station* dallT, exoept Sundays, 1 11 10.48 a. m. and >.41 p. mt West Haverstraw,* fl.sk, 10.41 n. in., an* 1.46 p. m. TblelU.t T.flJ. 10.86 a. m. and B.M p. m. Mountflvy, 7.0t, 11.00 a. a. ana 8 SSp.n Pomona, T.ll, 11.04 a. m. and 4.< M p. m. Summit Park, T.tt, ILO7 a. m., and 4 4 p. in. New Hempstead, T. 18,11.00 a. m. and 4 06 n. m. Union, 7.20, ll.lt a. a. and 4.10 p, m . SpriniVallHy, 4.47 a. m ., MT a, a.. 0.4» a. m., 7.84 a. m., 11.10 a. m., 4.14 p. m? 7 17 p. m. Now gty, T.lB a. tn H 1.14 p. m., 4.01 &, in., 0.80 p. m. ermonds, 7. JO a.|m? >.10 p. m., 4.00 p. m. 8.66 p. m. Bartons, 7.18 a. m., 2.28 p. a., 4.11 p.a. 0.58 p. m. Nauuet, 4,54 a. m., 6 04 a. a.. 0.48 a. m? f. V a. m., 2.20 p. m? 4.10 p. mt, 7.02 p, m. OOINO IfOKTB. Leare New York, toot of ttd street 0.81 a. m., 7.45 a. a , 8.80 a. a., 0.00 a. tn? 9.M a. m., 10.80 a. a., 11.40 a. a., 1.00 a. a., 4.01 Co m M o.oop. a.,8 00 p.a.,0.18 p. Bull I p. in., for Haverstraw and New (Sty, stopping at all Intermediate stations. Oonncotlons at Jersey Olty with Nee York, Lake Brie and Westera R. ft., foi all points West, with PaTonla Ferry, (oi Chambers street and Md street, Vea York, at Spring Yalley and Nanuet jrltk Piermont branch of New York, Ukl Brie and Western R. R? for Sufferna and the westi and for Sparklll. Piermont Nyaok, and stations en the Northern S R. of New Jersey. CLEARY'S ENGLISH GOODS Are the best in the Market. Fall Stylea and Ferfeot IF 1 it. 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