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THE PITTSBUKG DISPATCH, MONDAY, JUNE 10, 1889.
A WONDERFUL BOX.
The Early Days of Christ, When He
. Worked in Eis Father's Shop.
A GOLDEN HAIRED TILLAGE LAD,
ClimMnj; Trees and Exploring Caves ffit.li
A CHILD'S INSWKED QUESTIONS
rsriCIAI. TELEGBA TO TOI BISPJLTC1M
Beooi-xtn, June 9. Avast concourse of
people filling all the available places joined
in ifce opening doxology at Brooklyn Taber
nacle tliis morning. The pastor, the Eev.
T. De Witt Talinage, D. D., expounded the
passage in John about the unwritten works
of Christ which the world itself could not
have contained. The subject of Dr. Tal
mage's sermon was "Christ, the Village
Lad." He took for his text Luke ii, 40:
"And the child'grew, and waxed strong in
spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of
God was upon Him." The preacher said:
Abont Christ as a village lad 1 speak. There
Is for the ccst part a silence more than 18 cen
turies long about Christ between Infancy and
manhood. What kind of a boy was heT "Was
oca genuine boy at all, or did there settle upon
him from the start all the intensities of mar
tyrdom? We have on this subject only a little
guessing, a few surmlses,and here and there an
unimportant "perhaps." Concerning what
bounded that boyhood on both sides we have
whole libraries of books and whole galleries of
canvas and sculpture. Before the infant
Christ in Marj's arms, or takinc bis first sleep
in the rough outhouse, all the painters bow.and
we have Paul Veronese's "Holy Family" and
Perugino's "Nativity" and Angelico da Fie
cole's "Infant Christ" and Ruben's "Adoration
of the Magi," Tlntoret's "Adoration
of the Magi," and Clurlandojos "Adoration of
the Magi"' and Raphael's "Sladonna" and Or
cagna's "Madonna" and Murillo's "Madonna"
and Madonnas by all the schools of painting in
all lights and shades and with all styles of at
tractive feature and impressive surroundings,
but pen and pencil and chisel have with few
exceptions passed by Christ, the village lad.
Yet by three conjoined evidences I think we
can come to as accurate an idea of what Christ
was as a boy as ne can of what Christ was as a
CHEIST AS A BOY.
First, we have the brief Bible account. Then
we have the prolonged account of what Christ
was at SO years of age. Now you have only to
minify that account somewhat and you find
what he was at 10 years of age. Temperaments
never change. A sanguine temperament never
becomes a phlegmatic temperament. A nerv
ous temperament never becomes a lymphatic
temperament. Religion changes one's affec
tions and ambitions, but it is the same old tem
perament acting in a different direction. As
Christ had no religions change, he was as a lad
what he was as a man, only on not so large a
scale. When all tradition and all art and all
history represent him as a blonde with golden
uair x Know ne was in uoynooa a oionae.
We have, beside, an uninspired book that
was for the first three or f onr centuries after
Christ's aunearance received bv manv as in
spired, and which gives a prolonged account of
Christ's boyhood. Some of it may be true,
most of it may be true, none of it may be true.
use of it In after years as he drove down upon
the pestiferous Pharisee and Sadducee by cry
ing out: "When it is evening ye say it will be
fair weather, for the sky is red. and in the
morning it will be foul weather to-day, for the
sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye
.can discern the face of the sty, but can ye not
discern the signs of the times." By day, as
every boy has done, he watched the barnyard
fowl at sight of overswlnging hawk cluck ber
chickens under wing and in after years be said:
0. Jerusalem, Jerusalem! 'How often would
I have gathered thee as a hen gathered
ber chickens under her wingf By nicht
he had noticed his mother ny the plain
candle light which, as evei and anon
it was snuffed and the removed wick put down
on the candlestick, beamed brightly throngh
all the family sitting room as his mother was
mending his garments that bad been torn dur
ing the day's wanderings among the rocks or
bushes, and years afterward it all came out in
the simile of tho greatestsermoueverpreached:
"Neither do men light a candle and put it un
der a bushel, but in a candlestick, and it giveth
light to all who are in the house. Let your
light so shine." Sometime when his mother in
the autumn took out the clothes that had been
put away for the summer ho noticed how the
moth miller flew out and the coat dropped
apart ruined and useless, and so 0 years alter
be enjoined: "Lay up for yourselves treasures
in heaven, where neither moth nor rust can
corrupt." His boyhood spent amonc birds and
flowers they all caroled and bloomed again 15
years after as he cries out: '-Behold the fowls
of the air." "Consider the lilies."
A GEEAT SXOBM
one day during Christ's boyhood blackened the
heavens and angered the rivers. Perhaps
standing in the door of the carpenter's shop he
watched it gathering louder and wilder until
two cyclones, one sweeping down from Mount
Tabor and the other from Mount Carmel, met
in the valley of Esdraelon and two houses are
caught in the fury and crash goes the one and
triumphant stands the other, and he noticed
that one had shifting sand for a foundation
and the other an eternal rock for basis; and 20
years after he built the whole scene into a pe
roration of flood and whirlwind that seized his
audience and lifted them into the heights of
sublimity with the two great arms of pathos
and terror, which sublime words I render, ask
img you as far as possible to forget that you
ever heard them before: "Whosoever heareth
these savings of mine, and doeth them. I will
liken him unto a wise, man, which built his
house upon a rock: and the rain descended,
and the floods came, and the winds blew, and
beat upon that house; and it fell not; for it was
founded upon a rock. And every one that
heareth these sayings ot mine, and doeth them
not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which
built his house upon the sand: and the rain de
scended, and the floods came, and the winds
blew and beat upon that house; and it fell; and
great was the fall of it."
Yes, from the naturalness, the simplicity, the
freshness of his parables and similes and meta
phors in manhood discourse 1 know that he had
been a boy of the fields and had bathed in the
streams and heard the nightingale's call, and
broken through the flowery hedge and looked
out of the embrasures of the fortress, and
drank from the wells and chased the butterflies,
which travelers say have always been one of
the flitting beauties ot that landscape, and
talked with the strange people from Damascus
and Egypt and Sapphons and Syria, who in
caravans or on foot passed throngh his neigh
borhood, the dogs barking at their approach at
sundown. As afterward he was a perfect man,
in the time of which I speak be was a pefect
ooy, witn tne spnnp oi a ooys toot, the snarkie
of a boy's eye, the rebound of a bov's life and
just the opposite of those juveniles who sit
around morbid and unelastic, old men at 10. I
warrant he was able to take his own part and
it may ne partly Dunt on facts, or by the pass
age of the ages, some real facts may have been
distorted. But because a book is not divinely
inspired we are not. therefore, to conclude
that there are not true things in it. Prescott's
"Conquest of Mexico" was not inspired, but
we believe it although it may contain many
mistakes. Macaulay'B ''History of England"
was not inspired, but we believe it although it
may have been marred with many errors. The
so-called apocryphal gospel, in which the boy
hood of Christ is dwelt upon, I do not believe
to be divinely inspired, and yet it may present
facts worthy of consideration. Because it rep
resents the boy Christ as performing miracles,
some have overthrown that whole apocryphal
book. But what right have you to say that Christ
did not perform miracles at 10 years of age as
Well as at 30? He was in boyhood as certainly
divine as in manhood. Then while a lad he
must hivo had the power to work miracles,
whether he did or did not work them. When,
having reached manhood, Chnst turned water
into wine, that was said to bo
the BEGisrsroj-G or mibaci.es.
iBut that may mean that it was the beginning
that series of manhoodjalracles. In a word,
2 think that the New Testament Is only a small
transcript of what Jesus did and said. Indeed
the Bible declares positively that if all Christ
did and said were written the world would not
contain the books. So we are at liberty to be
lieve or reject those parts of tho apocryphal
gospel which say that when the boy Christ and
his mother passed a band of thieves he told his
mother that two of them, Dumachus and Titus
by name, would be the two thieves who after
ward would expire on crosses beside him. Was
that more wonderful than some of Christ's
manhood prophecies? Or the uninspired story
that the boy Christ made a fountain spring
from the roots of a sycamore tree so that his
mother washed his coat in the stream was
that more unbelievable than the manhood mir
acle that changed common water into a mar
riage beverage? Or the uninspired story that
two sick children were recovered by bathing in
the water where Christ had wasSed? Was that
more wonderful than the manhood miracle by
which the woman 12 years a complete invalid
should have been made straight by touching
tbe fringe of Christ's coat?
In other words, while I do not believe that
any of the so-called apocryphal New Testa
ment is inspired, I believe much of it is true:
just as I believe a thousand books, none of
which are divinely inspired. Much of it was just
like Christ. Just as certain as tbe man Christ
was tbe most of tbe time getting men out of
trouble,! think that the boy Christ was the
most of tbe time getting boys out of trouble.
I have declared to you this day a boys' Christ.
And the world wants such a one. lie did not
Bit around moping over what was to be, or "what
was. From the wav in which natural objects
enwreathed themselves into his sermons after
lie had become a man I conclude there was not
a rock or a hill or a cavern or a tree for miles
around that he was not familiar with in child
hood. He had cautiously felt his way down
into the caves and had with lithe and agile
limb gained a poise on many a high tree top.
His boyhood was passed among grand scenery,
as most all the great natures have passed early
AMONG THE MOUNTAINS.
They may live now on the flats, but they
passed tbe receptive days of ladhood among
the hills. Among the mountains of New
Hampshire or the mountains of Virginia or the
mountains of Kentucky or the mountains of
Switzerland or Italy or Austria or Scotland or
mountains as high and rugged as they, many of
the world's thrilling biographies began. Our
Lord's boyhood was passed in a neighborhood
1,200 feet above tbe level of the sea and surround
ed by mountain 500 or 600 feet still higher.
Before it could shine on the village where this
boy slept it had to climb far enough up to look
over hills that held their heads far alott. From
yonder height his eye at one sweep took in the
mighty scoop of the valleys and with another
sweep took in the Mediterranean Sea.
and you hear the grandeur of the
cliffs and tbe surge of the great
waters in his matchless sermonnlogy.
One day I see that divine boy, the wind flurry
ing his hair over his sun-browned forehead,
standing on a hilltop looking off upon Lake
Tiberias, on which at one time, according to
profane history, are, not 100, but 4,000 ships.
Authors have taken pains to say that Christ
was not affected by these surroundings, and
that he from within lived outward and indepen
dent of circumstances. So far from that being
M UO. ., tuo UU BBU31UYB OClDg ICat CVCf
TO TAKE THE PART OF OTHERS.
In that village of Nazareth I am certain
there was what is found in all the neighbor
hoods of the earth, that terror of children, the
bully, wbo seems born to strike, to punch, to
bruise, to overpower the less muscular and
robust. The Christ who afterward in no
limited terms denounced hypocrite and Phari
see, I warrant, never let such juvenile villain
lmnose upon less vigorous Childhood and yet
go unscathed and undefended. At 10 years he
was in sympathy with the underlings as he
was at 30 and 33. I want no further inspired or
uninspired information to persuade me that
He was a splendid boy, a radiant boy, the
grandest, holiest, mightiest boy of all the
ages. Hence I commend him as a boy's
Christ. What multitudes between 10 and 15
years have found him out as the one just
suited by his own personal experience to help
Let the world look ont how it treads on a hnv.
for that very moment it treads on Christ. You
sinae a Doy, you siriKe (jurist; you .insult a
boy, yon insult Christ; you cheat a boy, you
cheat Christ. It is an awful and infinite mis-
1 take to come as far as manhood without a
I Christ when here is a boy Christ. That was
one reason, i sunnose. mat Jonathan inwards.
afterward tbe greatest American logician and
Treacher of his time, became a Christian at
years of age; and Robert Hall, wbo after
ward shook Christendom with his sacred elo
quence, became a Christian at 12 years of age;
aim xsaac wuus, vraa uinaea wuo lnaries
Wesley tbe dominion of holy song, became a
Christian at 9 years of age; and if in any large
religious assemblage it were asked that all the
men and women who learned to love Christ be
fore they were 15 years of age would please lift
their right hand, there would be enough hands
lifted to wave a coronation. What is true in a
religious sense is true in a secular sense.
Themlstocles amazed bis school fellows with
talents which in after years made the world
stare. Isaac Newton, the boy, by driving pegs
in the side of a house to mark the decline of
the sun, evidenced a disposition towards the
experiments which afterward showed the
HOW THE WORLDS SWING.
Robert Stephenson, the boy, with his kite on
the commons, experimented with electric cur
rents and prophesied work which should yet
make him Immortal. "Get out of my wayl"
said a' rough man to a boy, "get ont of my way!
what are you good for anyhow?" The boy
answered: "They make men out of such things
as we are." Hear it, fathers, mothers 1 hear it,
philanthropists and patriots; hear it. all the
youngl Tbe temporal and eternal destiny of
tbe most of the Inhabitants of this earth is de
cided before 14 years of age. Behold the Naz-
aretn unnst, tne village Christ, the country
viunsu tut: uuy vurifih
But having shown you the divine lad in the
fields, I must show you him in tbe mechanic's
snon. Joseph, his father, died very early, im
mediately after the famous trip to the temple,
and this lad not only had to support himself
but support his mother, and what that is some
of you know. There is a royal race of boys on
earth now doing the same thing. They wear
no crown. They have no purple robeadroop
from their shoulders. The plain chair on
which they sit is as much unlike a
throne as anything yon can imagine. But God
knows what they are doing ana throueh what
sacrifices they go, and through all eternity God
will keen paying them for their filial behavior.
They shall get full measure of reward, tho
measure pressea down, shaken together and
running over. They have their example In
this ooy Christ taking care of bis mother. He
had been taught tbe carpenter's trade by his
father. The boy bad done the plainer work at
the Bhop while the father had put on the fin
ishing touches of the work. The boy also
cleared away the chips and blocks and shavings.
He helped hold tbe different pieces of work
while the father joined them. In our day we
have all kinds of mechanics, and tbe work is
divided up among them. But to be a carpenter
in Christ's bovhood davs meant to makn ninu-a
yokes, shovels, wagons, tables, chairs, sofa,
houses and almost
knowing that he was mature enough and agile
enough to take care of himself, are on
their way home without any anxiety,
supposing that their boy Is coming with
some of the groups. But after awhile they
suspect he is lost, and with flushed cheek and
a terrorized look they rush this way and that,
saying: "Have you seen anything of my boy?
He is 12 years of age, of fair complexion and
bas bine eyes and auburn hair. Have you seen
him since ue left the city?" Back they go in
hot baste, in and ont the streets, in and out the
private houses and among tbe .surrounding
hills. For three days they search and inquire,
wondering if be bas been trampled under foot
of some of tbe throngs, or has ventured on the
cliffs or fallen off a precipice. Send through
all the streets and lanes of the city and among
all the surrounding hills that most dismal
sound, "A lost child! A lost child!" Andlo,
after three days they discover him in the great
temple, seated Tamong the mightiest religion
ists of all the world.
The walls of no other building ever looked
down on such a scene. A child 12 years old
surrounded by septuagenarians, he asking his
own questions and answering theirs. Let me
introduce you to some of these ecclesiastics.
This is the great Rabbin Simeon ! This is the
venerable HiUel! This is the famous Sbani
mai ! These are the sons of tbe distinguished
Betirah. AVhat can this 12-year-old lad teach
them or what questions can he ask worthy
their cogitation? Ah, the first time In all their
lives these religionists have found their match
and more than their match. Though so young,
he knew all about that famous temple under
whose roof they held that most wonderful dis
cussion of all history. He knew the meaning
of every altar, of every sacrifice, of every
golden candlestick, of every embroidered cur
tain, of every crumb of shewbread, of every
drop of oil in that sacred edifice. He knew all
about God. He knew all about man. He knew
all about heaven, for he came from it. Hekncw
all about this world, for he made it. lie knew
all worlds, for they were only tho sparkling
morning den drops on the lawn in front of his
heavenly palace. Put these f even Bible words
in a wreath of emphasis: "Both hearing them
and asking them questions."
A BOY'S QUESTION.
I am not so much interested in the questions
they asked him as in the questions he asked
them. He asked tbe questions not to get in
formation from the doctors, for he knew it
already, but to humble them by showing tbe
height and depth and length and breadth of
their own ignorance. While tbe radiant boy
thrusts these self-conceited philosophers with
tbe interrogation point, they out tho forefinger
Of the right band to their temple as though tn
start their thoughts into more vigor, and then
they would look upward and then they would
wrinkle their brows and then by absolute
silence or In positive words confess their in
capacity to answer the interrogatory. With
any of a hundred questions about theology,
abont philosophy, about astronomy, about time,
about eternity, he may have balked them, dis
concerted them, flung them flat. Behold the
boy Christ asking questions and listen when
your child asks questions. Ho has the right
to ask them. The more he asks the better.
Alas for the stupidity of the child with
out Inquisitiveness! It Is Christlike to ask ques
tions. Answer them if you can. Do not say:
"I can't be bothered now." It is your place to
be bothered with questions. If you are not
able to answer, surrender and confess your in
capacity, as I have no doubt did Rabbin Si
meon and Hlllel and Shammai and tbe sons of
Betirah when that splendid bov, sitting or
standing there with a garment reaching from
neck to ankle, and girdled at the waist, put
them to their very wit's end. It is no disgrace
to say: "I don't know." The learned doctors
who-environed Christ that day In the temple
did not know or they would not have asked
him any questions. The only being in the uni
verse who never needs to say "I do not know"
is the Lord Almighty. The fact that they did
not know sent Keppler and Cuvier and Colum
bus and Humboldt and Herschel and Morse
and Sir William Hamilton and all the other of
the world's mightiest natures into their life
long explorations. Telescope and microscope
and stethoscope and electric battery and all tho
scientific apparatus of all the ages are only
questions asked at the door of mystery. Be
hold this Nazarene lad asking questions, giving
everlasting dignity to earnest interrogation.
A SINGLE THEOLOGY NEEDED.
'But while I see the old theologians standing
around tbe boy Christ I am impressed as never
before with thr. fact that what theology most
wants is more of childish simplicity. The world
and the church have built up immense systems
of theology. Half of them try to tell what God
thought, what God planned, what Grfd did 500,
000,000 years before the small star on which we
live was created. I have had many a sound
sleep under sermons about tbe decrees of God
and the eternal generation of the Son and dis
courses showing who Melchisedek wasn't, and
I give a fair warning that if any minister ever
begins a sermon on such a subject in my pres
ence X will put my bead down on the pew in
front and go into tbe deepest slumber I can
reach. Wicked waste of time, this trying to
scale tbe unscalable and fathom the un
fathomable while tbe nations want tbe bread
of life and to be told how they can get rid of
their sins and their sorrows. Why should you
and I perplex ourselves about the decrees of
God? Mind your own business and God will
take care of His. In the conduct of the uni
verse I think He will somehow manage to get
along without us. If you want to love and
serve God, and bo good and useful and get to
heaven, I warrant that nothing which occurred
eigni nnuarea qumtuuon or years ago will hin
der you a minute. It is not the decrees of God
that do us any harm, it is our own decrees of
sin and folly. You need not go further back
In history than about I.c56 years. You see this
is the year 1889. Chnst uied about 33 years of
age. You subtract 33 from 1,889 and that makes
it only 1,858 years. That is as far back
as you need to go. Something oc
curred on that day under an eclipsed
sun that sets us ail forever free if with our
whole heart and life we accept the tremendous
proffer. Do not let the Presbyterian Church or
tho Methodist Church or the Lutheran Church
or tbe Baptist Church or any of the other
evangelical churches spend any time in trying
to fix up old creeds, all of them Imperfect, as
everything man does is imperfect. I move a
new creedfor all the evangelical churches of
unnsienaom, omy inree articles in tne creed,
and no need of any more. If I had all tbe con
secrated people of 'all denominations of the
earth on one great plain, and I had voico loud
enough to pnt it to a vote that creed of three
articles would be adopted with a unanimous
vote and a thundering aye that would make the
earth quake and the heavens ring with hosanna.
A UNIVERSAL CREED.
This is the creed I propose for all Christen
Article First "God so loved the world that
he gave bis only begotten Son that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish but have
Article Second "This is a faithful saying
and worthy of all acceptation that Christ Jesus
came into the world to save sinners, even the
Article Third "Worthy is the Lamb that
was slain to receive blessing and riches and
honor and glory and power, world without end.
A man '
that we gather all our theologies around the boy
in the temple, the elaborations around the
simplicities, and the profundities around the
clarities thewctogenarlan of scholastic research
around the unwrinkled cheek of 12 year juven
escence. "Except you become as a little child
you can in no wiso enter the kingdom?' and
except you become as a little child you cannot
understand the Christian religion. The best
thing that Rabbin Simeon and Hlllel and
Shammai and the sons of Betirah ever did was
in the temple, to bend over the lad who. first
made ruady ot cheek by the breath of the
Judean Hills and on his way to the mechanic's
shop where be was soon to be the support of
his bereaved mother, stopped long enough to
grapple with the venerable dialecticians of tbe
Orient, "both hearing them and asking them
questions." Some referring to Christ have ex
claimed Ecce DeusI Behold the God. Others
have exclaimed Ecce homo! Behold the man.
But to-day in conclusion of my subject I cry,
Ecce adolescens! Behold tbe boy.
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walked tbe earth, and if a pale Invalid's weak
ringer could not touch his robe without strength
going out from him, these mountains and seas
could not have touched his eye without irradi
ating his entire nature with their magnifi
cence. I warrant that be bad moan ted and
explored all the 15 hills around Nazareth,
among them Bermon, with its crystal coronet
of perpetual snow, and Carmel and Tabor and
Gil boa, and they all had their sublime echo in
after time from tbe Olivette pulpit.
And then it was not uncultivated grandeur.
These hills carried in their arms or on tbetr
backs gardens, groves, orchards, terraces, vine
yards, cactus, sycamores. These outbranching
foliages did not have to wait for tbe floods be
fore their silence was broken, for through
tbem and over tbem and In circles round them
and under them were pelicans, were thrushes,
were sparrows, were nightingales, were larks.
were quails, were macKDirus, were parcnases,
were bulbuls. Yonder the white flocks of
sheep snowed down over
IKE FASTTJBE LANDS.
And yonder the brook rehearses to the peb
Dies its adventures down the rocky shelving.
Yonder are the oriental homes, the housewife
with pitcher on the shoulder entering the door.
and down tbe lawn In front children reveling
amonc the flaming flora. And all this spring
and tone and grass and sunshine and shadow
Trovea into the most exquisite nature
.Jlhat ever breathed or wept or sung
.,'or suffered. Throngh studying the sky
between the bills Christ bad noticed
tbe weather signs, and that a crimson sky at
n" meani cry weainer next uay, ana tnat a
crimson sky In tho morning meant wet weather
uciore night. And how Deau
EVEETTHING THAT WAS MADE,
Fortunate was It that the boy had learned
the trade, for, when the head of the family
dies it is a grand thing to have tbe child able to
take care of himself and help take care of
others.- Now that Joseph, his father, is dead
and the responsibility of family support comes
down on this boy, I hear from morning to
night his hammer ponnding, his saw vacillat
ing, bis ax descending, bis gimlets boring, and
standing amid tbo dust and debris of the shop
I find tbe prespiratlon gathering on bis arms
and notice the fatigue of his arm, and as he
stops a moment to rest I see him panting, bis
band on his side, from the exhaustion. Now
he goes forth in the morning loaded with im
plements of work heavier than any modern kit
of tools. Under tbe tropical son ho swelters
Lifting, pulling, adjusting, cleaving, splitting
all day long. At nightfall he goes home
to the plain snpper provided by his mother
and sits down too tired to talk. Work! work!
work! You cannot tell Christ anything now
auuut ousierea nanas or acning angles or
bruised fingers or stiff joints or rising in the
morning as tired as when you lay uown.
While yet a boy be knew it all, he felt It all
he suffered it alL The boy carpenter! The boy
wagon makerl The boy bouse bnilder! 6
Christ, we have seen Thee when full grown in
Pilate's police courtroom, we bave seen Thee
when full grown Tbou wert assassinated on
Golgotha, but, O Christ, let all the weary arti
sans and mechanics of the earth see Thee while
yet undersized and arms not yet muscnlarized
and with the undeveloped strength of juvencs
cense trying to take thy father's place in gain
ing the livelihood for the family. fa
But. having seen Christ the bov nf th fli,i.
and the boy In the mechanic's shop, I sbowyou
a more marvelous scene, Christ the smooth
browed lad among the long-bearded, white
haired, hich-foreheaded ecclesiastics of the
temple. Hundreds of thousands of strangers
had come to Jerusalem to keep a great relig
ious festival. After the hospitable homes were
crowded with visitors, the tents were spread all
around tbe city to shelter imunise throngs of
okiAufecta. a. nos erjr easy among in e vast
throngs coming and going to lose a child. More
than 2,000,000 people have been known to gather
at Jerusalem for that natlopal feast. You
must not think ot those regions as sparsely set
tled. THE ANCIENT HISTORIAN
Josephus says there were in Galilee 200 cities,
the smallest of them containing 15,000 people.
No wonder that amid the crowds nt rim ti
tifully he made j spoken of Jesus the boy was lost. His parents,
But you go to tinkering up your old creeds
and patching and splicing and Interlining and
annexing and subtracting and adding and ex
plaining and you will lose time and make your
self a target for earth and bell to shoot at. Let
us bave creeds not fashioned ont of human in
genuities but out of scriptural phraseology.and
all the guns of bombardment blazing from all
the port holes of infidelity and perdition will
not in a thousand years knock off the church
of God a splinter as big as a cambric
needle. What is most needed now is
IS a blood disease. Until tne poison Is
expelled from the system, there caa
be no cure for this loathsome and
dangerous malady. Therefore, the only
effective treatment is a thorough course
of Ayers Sarsaparilla the best of all
blood purifiers. The sooner you begin
the better ; delay is dangerous.
"I was troubled with catarrh for over
two years. I tried various remedies,
ana was irenieu dv a numoer or pnysl
cians, but received no benefit until I
began to take Ayers Sarsaparilla. A
few bottles of this medicine cured me of
tnis troublesome complaint and com-
Bletely restored my health." Jesse M.
oggs, Holman's Mills, N. C.
"When Ayer's Sarsaparilla was rec
ommended to me for catarrh, I was in
clined to doubt its efficacy. Having
tried so many remedies, with little ben
efit, I had no faith that anything would
cure me. I became emaciated from loss
of appetite and impaired digestion. I
bad nearly lost the sense of smell, and
my system was badly deranged. I was
about discouraged,1 when a friend urged
me to try Ayor's Sarsaparilla, and re
ferred mo to persons whom it had cured
of catarrh. After taking half a dozen
bottles of this medicine, I am convinced
that the only sure way of treating this
obstinate disease is through the blood."
Charles H. Maloney, 113 Hirer st,
Dr. J. Ci Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass.
Price $1; six bottles, f 5. Worth $5 a bottle.
AIKEN On Saturday, June a 1BS9, at 12:1
A. ii., David Aiken. Jr., in his 56th year.
Funeral services at bis late residence, Am.
berson avenue, on Monday afternoon at
3 o'clock. Interment private.
BROWN On Saturday evening, June 8, 1889,
infant son of M. B. and Margaret T. Brown, at
tbeir residence in Mansfield.
BROWN On Sunday at 2:15 P. St., RACHAEL
Bcown, wife of James Brown, In the 39th year
of ner age.
Funeral on Tuesday at 2 p. at., from 43 Har
land avenue, Tenth ward, Allegheny. Friends
of the family are respectfully invited to attend.
FLANNERY On Sunday, June 9, 18S9. at 6
p. m.. John, son of Stephen and Julia Flan
nery, aged 3 years and 1 month.
Funeral from the residence of bis parents,
corner of Stanton avenue and Bntler street, on
Monday (to-day), at 4 P. it. Friends of the
family are respectfully invited to attend.
GREEN On Sunday, June 9, at 9:30 A. K.,
JonN GREEN, of McKcesport, Pa.
Funeral Tuesday, June 11, at 2 p. jr., from
German Church. Friends of tbe family are re
spectfully invited to be present
JOHNSTON At Homestead. P. nn Rnn.
day, June 9, 1889, at 6 P. It, WILSON JOHNSTON,
In the 79th year of his age.
Notice of funeral in evening paper.
JACKSON-At 6:15 A M.. SARAH JACKSON,
aged 4 months 21 days, daughter of Hugh and
A precious one from us Is gone,
A voice we loved is still,
A place is vacant in our home
That never can be filled.
Funeral services at 230 p. it, Monday, from
77 Washington street, city. Friends of the
family are respectfully invited to attend.
KENNEDY On Friday, at 12 o'clock, ED
WARD Kennedy, aged 62 years.
Funeral will take 'place on Monday morn
rso at 9 o'clock from 213 Ahcarn street, city.
Friends of the family are respectfully Invited
MALEY On Sunday, June 9, at 2.30 A. m.,
Dennis Maley, in his 67th year.
Funeral takes place from his late residence,
265 Washington avenue. Twenty-seventh ward,
on Tuesday morning, at 8 o'clock. Friends of
family are respect! ully invited to attend.
MOORE Of diphtheria, Samuel L. Moore,
oldest son of Dr. and Mrs S. G. Moore, SI Arch
Services at honse on Monday, June 10, at 2
P. M. Interment private.
O'BRIEN At Mansfield Valley. Pa., on Sun
day, June 9, 18S9, at i a. m., James O'Brien,
aged 68 years.
Funeral from his late residence on Tuesday,
June 11, at 9 A. M. Interment at Dennison, O.
PRITCHAKD-On Saturday, June 8, 1889. at
220 p. m., Richard Pritchard, In .his 69th
Funeral from his late residence, corner
Arlington avenue and Climax street, Thirty
first ward, on Tuesday, June 11, 1S89, at 2 p.
X. Friends of the family are respectfully in
vited to attend. , 3
,oSfILS.P-At Hazelwood, on Friday, June 7,
1889, at 9:10 p. m., Calvin Wixson, youngest
son of Susan and the late George Wilson.
Funeral services at the residence of his
mother, at Hazelwood, on Monday horning,
at 10 o'clock. Train leaves B. & O. depot.
Grant and Water streets, at 9:40 a if. Please
omit flowers. Interment private. 2
Colorado Springs' papers please copyj '
We display this week the best 25-cent Onyx
Black Stainless Hose ever shown in this city,
much better than we sold last year at 40 cents a
pair, wan ana see mem.
Bargain number two is a lot of Ladies' Real
French Balbriggan Vests.high neck and ribbed
arm, which we have marked 40 cents each; this
grade has always sold for 75 cents.
We bave more of those Ladles' Silk Ribbed
Vests, long sleeves, at 82 00 and S2 25, former
price S3 25 and 53 50.
Our Lines of Gentlemen's
from 50 cents to $3 00 a garment, are the best
values going in all the grades between these
Light Natural Wool Underwear, the nicest
and softest made; also. Light Merino and
Gauze, in low, medium and finest grades.
in all weights, at Lowest prices. Boys' Under
wear is a specialty in our underwear line. Tbe
boys like onr Knickerbocker or Knee Drawers.
in both the Jean and Balbriggan kinds. Ask to
see them ; a good many customers we find don't
know they are to be had in this way.
Expectations More Than Beallzed
Quiok Answers to Our Truth
ful Advertisements Grand
Continuation of Our Great
Forced Sale, Begfun So Auh
piciously Last Week.
MatcMess Millinery at Money-Saying
Late as the season is, you'll find no dwindled
stock to select from here. We're doing some
thing that wonld give other milliners a fright
We're inventing new styles and making up
fresh supplies. We know we'll need them. As
fast as buyers carry Hats and Bonnets oft the
workrooms still turn in new.
Hat styles you have been looking for and
missed seeing until now. You'll hear of fine
Lace Hats every whipstitch of other milliners
advertising. Here you'll find the Lace Hats In
all the realty of fineness. An abundant supply
and prices cut in halt
Silk Department Unparalleled
8,000 yards heavy All-Silk Surahs, in all the
leading colors, 44c; usual price, 65c
2.500 yards the Standard Iron Frame Grena
dine at one-half original cost of importation.
New Invoice of Black and Colored Faille
Francalse, rare value, 89c, worth Jl 50.
Onr stock of Printed India Silks is too large
for this season of the year. They must be sold.
Prices cut in two.
Colored Dress Goods.
New Department Stock all new and fresh.
We are showing a very choice line of Colored
Henriettas, In all the latest colorings, 25c
200 nieces Illuminated Mohairs. 42 inches
wide, a very popular cloth, beautiful range of
wiurs, ow, usual nnce, ouc
125 pieces Mohair Lustrines. This linecom-
rises a very choice selection of shadings; 44
iches wide, and a splendid value at 63c.
25 pieces Persian Challies, in very effective
designs and rich coloring, double width, 23c
500 pieces double width Tongletta Cloth, in
plain, stripes and checks. Would be cheap at
8O0: our price, 15c.
SCO pieces beautiful Challies large assort
ment to select from at one-half the price of
other stores, 5c 1
Two Jersey Bargains That Will
Sell on Sight.
Silk Braid Ribboned Jerseys, finest Cash
mere, in spring shades. Also tailor-bound Jer
seys at it 99; worth more than double.
Silk Smocked Jerseys. Tailor Coat-back,
Vest-front Jerseys. Pretty Puffed and Pleated
Blouse Jerseys all go at tl 99; worth from $3 50
Captivating value our Ladles' Irish Peasant
Cloaks, all colors, S7 49.
Speoial Parasol Bargains.
1,000 Parasols, elegant designs and colors,
worth from SI 25 to S2, your pick from Monday
until thergntire lot is sold, at 75c each.
ma, 11 11
TRIMMED Alta UNTRIMMED
Largest stock and lowest 'prices in the two
No charge for Trimming when materials are
purchased of us.
Art Embroidery and1 fancy Work
Free instruction every monting from 10 to 12
Ladies' Swiss Aprons, tucked, sit 25c
Ladies' Swiss Aprons, embrolde red. at 50c
Ladies Swiss Aprons, bemstitc lied and em
broidered, at 63c, 75c, 88c, 95c and,ta. 19.
Nurses' Aprons, wide hem and tucks, at 16c
19c and 25c
Nurses' Aprons, with open work, at 25c
Nurses' Aprons, embroidered, at .We, 0c, 63c,
75c, $1, 81 25, Jl 50, Jl 75 and 82.
Ladles' Muslin Underwear.
Ladies' Cloaks, Wraps and Jerseys.
Ladies' Corset", Bustles, etc
Ladies' Dress Trimmings.
Ladies' Laces and Embroideries.
Ladles' Rubber Gossamers.
Ladles' Toilet Sets.
Ladles' Manlcnre Sets.
Ladles' Work Boxes.
Ladles' Toilet Goods and Perfnmeries.
Ladies' Trunks and Traveling Bags.
Linens, Towels, Napkins, etc, and a com
plete line of
House Furnishing Goods.
Making Up for
You might-judge there was
either some disturbance in the
clothing market, or the
weather injured goods if kept
The prices heard of sound
Isn't it more likely that the
quality hardly met your ap
proval? That considerably
more was asked for it than it
would fetch? That it's not
sure of its price now, and'll be
less so if kept over? Or that
it's sought to make up for lost
Anyway, it doesn't compete
with our reliable clothing. We
'have sold heaps of our make,
because it was wanted and the
prices were low, in good time:
low to begin with.
Some lots have been made
lower. The goods have solid
value. The prices are genu
Thin goods at right prices.
New lots in.
The best tailoring to order,
and 1,000 styles of goods to
Sixth street and Fenn avenue.
Tuesday, June 11, Gentlefnen's Day
Wednesday, June 12, - Misses' Day
Thursday, June 13, - Boys' Day
Friday, June 14, - - Babies' Day
Saturday, June 15, Everybody's Dav
111 & lllG,
Successors to Morris R Dante,
SIXTH ST. AND PENN AVENUE.
HORNE & WARD,
41 FIFTH AVENUE.
A. of R B. K P.
Association of Regular Registered Resident
Physicians, No. 720 Fenn avenue.
Dr. Orr invites the friends of the hundreds
of patients be has enred of catarrh and dvs-
Sensia during the last year to ca.ll and allow
im and bis associate physicians to prove tbat
they are what they claim to be, regular regis
tered resident pbyslolans, wno are competent
to do all they claim, and that they are not trav
elers who stop in our city for a few weeks or
This association is founded for the protection
of those who are being deceived by spurious
luBLiiutes anu uicu-sounuinK, ouc noiiow lilies,
all of which is no proof of ability or legality.
We invite all persons suffering from chronic
diseases, medical or sunrlcal, to call for con
sultation, free, no matter if you have been pro
nounced Incurable by some traveling doctor.
We do not turn away all persons not easily
Office hours 10 to 1130 A. v., 2 to S and 7 to 8
P. M. A. of R. R. R. P.
tnySl-D 720 Penn ave.. Pittsburg; Pa.
Fleishman & Go's.
NEW DEPARTMENT STOKES,
504,506 and 508 Market st,
FidelityTitle & Trust Company;
CAPITAL, - - - $500,000
121 AND 123 FOURTH AVE.
Insures titles to real estate, and acts in all
fiduciary capacities. Temporary offices,
No. 100 DIAMOND STREET.
(Above Trade Mark Is on our windows.)
IS MY OLD UMBRELLA
The above important question naturally
arises now that the spring rains are here.
We can answer YES to this, on account of
having already proved It to the satisfaction of
thousands who Bave profited by our RE-COVERING
and REPAIRING of tbeir otherwise
TIME THE QUICKEST on account of do
ing the work on the premises. While you
wait, for repa'r work. One day for re-covering.
PRirT " THE LOWEST on account of be
ing th .lglnal manufacturers.
IS CALLED TO
LARGE STOCK OF
If you want anything in
this line, at a price that ret
saving to you,
Is here. You will need curtains renovated and
carpets cleaned. There is bnt one place where
you can get tbem done In tbe best manner pos
sible, and. that Is at
ALLEGHENY STEAM LAUNDRY. -
Offices In Pittsburg, 443 Smiths eld street, 1913
Carson street, and 100 Federal street, Allegbe.
y. Works, 35S-S69 Beaver avenue, Allegheny
Telephone 12&L mh26-3rwT
STEAMERS AND EXCURSIONS.
HEW YORK TO MVEKPOOI. VIA OUEKN3.
to ro-a. Jiiiui i-itis -w hukiu jtiVJus.
KAST EXrKESS MAIL, aEKVlCE.
Auraniit. Jane 1. 7 am i -Bothnia, Jnnel9. 10AX
Gallia. .Icne 5, 9:30 a. it lttKtrnna,JnneS,lJonc-
ftUmbrl . June 8.1pm lAnranla, Jnne29. SAM
ervia. J nne 13. 7 A M i nGallla, July J, 8:30 A X
ftTbesa s teamen carry arst-class passengers only.
Will not carry Intermediate.
1 Will carry lntermedlatr, no steerafre.
Cabin passage. (60, S80 and 100: Intermediate.
(35. Steerage tickets to and from all parts of
Europe at v err low rates.
VEKNO it. BKOWN CO.. General Aent.
t Bowling Green, Hew York.
J. J. McCORillCK. Agrnt.
Fourth aTe. and Smlthfleld ft, Pittsburg.
441 WOOD STREET,
Five Doors from Fifth avenue. je3.KWI"
Assets, January L 1887 JU,56S,KO 50
EDWARDS A KENNEY. Agents,
OQ Fourth avenue Pittsburg.
Cash and Credit House,
923 and 925 Penn Ave,,
Near Nrrrxn Btueet. '
E7Open Saturday- nights till 10 o'clock.
To Glasgow. Belfast, Dublin
FROM NEW YORK EVERY THURSDAY.
Cabin passage $35 to $50. according to locaUoa
of stateroom. Excnxsion 65 to sea.
Steerage to and lima Europe at .Lowest Rate.
AUSTIN BALDWIM 4 CO.. General Agents.
S3 Broadway, MorYort.
J. J. McCORMICX. Agent, Pittsburg. Pa.
ROYAL MAIL STEAMSHIPS.
THE OMLY DIRECT LINE
Passenger Accommodations Unexcelled.
Prepaid Intermediate. S30. Steerage, f 19.
Passengers by this route axe saved the ex
Esnse and Inconvenience attending transfer to
iverpool or from New Yort.
j.j. Mccormick, or a.d. scorer son,
T IE :et t s
JOB 10, 1889.
O. D. LEVIS. Solicitor of Patanm.
131 Fifth avenue.above Urmthneld, next Leader
office. (No delay.) Established 20 years.
Atlantic Express Service;
LIVERPOOL via QUEENSTOWN.
SteamshlpJ-ClTY OF BOJIE," from Sew York,
WEU2J3UAlf. Jlayzx June IS, Jul-.r Z4.Aac.3a
Saloon passage, tm to 1100: second-clais, S33.
Steamers every Saturday from Xew Y.avt. to
GLASGOW and LONDONDERRY.
Cabin pasuxe to Glasgow, Londonderry. Liver
pool, 60 and (SU. Second-class. Sao.
Steerage passage, either service, pa.
Saloon excnrslon tleketa at reduced rates.
Travelers circular letters or credit and drafts
for any amount Issued at lowest current raSisa.
for books or lours, tickets or Information.
AnpIrtoIIENDEKSON BRtmiEKS. N. Y., OT
3. f. McCOKJIICK. Fourth and Smilhfleld: A. 1).
8COREK & SOS. 41J SmtthBeld St.. FmtbnnT': VB".
SEUi'LK, Jr., 165 federal st, AUeghenr.
(Successor to Meyer, Arnold 4 Co., Lira.,)
Office and residence, 1134 Penn avenue. Tele
phone connection. luylOS-irwTSU
JOHN L. TREXLER i CO.,'
Funeral Directors and Embalmers, Livery
and Boardinc Stables. Nos. 378 and S80
Reaver ave. Residence. 681 Preble
ave Allegheny City.
Telephone 3f 18. mh23-HThSu
CHOICE CUT FLOWERS AND BMILAX
A. M. 0 J. b: MURDOCH,
1-1 n Bauruf usiiu bt.
We Are Offering This Week a Marvelous Array of Bar
gains, Such as Will Interest and Pay Everybody to
CHOICE FRESH FLOWERS.
JOHN R. & A. MTJBDOOH,
Telephone 239. 60s Sihthfield St.
SUITS -AJSTID "vVKz-AJPS.
. The amount of business done in this department in the past week is a sure
indication that the bargains are thoroughly appreciated. The entire stock has been re
vised as to prices this week and new goods added at right figures. A careful inspection
invited. Beaded Wraps at about half the first season's prices. Cloth Jackets, light
weights, 51 25, $1 60 and up, in a variety of styles. Stockinette Jackets, colored and
black, 53, 54 and 55. Handsome perfect-fitting Jerseys in black, cream and colored
plain, braided, smocked and embroidered. A black Jersey as low as 37Kc Silk and
vyasnmere wraps, lace-trimmed ana headed, special styles for elderlv ladies. S5. $6 and
up. Conemaras and Cape Newmarkets, light weights, in great variety, at low prices.
Embroidered Cashmere Fichus. Summer Shawls, Infants' Cloaks, embroidered and plain.
an at bargain prices. See the new colored Silk Blouses, pleated and smocked, 56 up
i uesiraoie ana reaay sellers, uur ouit siock is very complete prices and styles are
right. Stuff Suits, Silk Suits, "Wash Suits in Ginehams, Satines, Chillis, etc., 54, $5 and
up. Misses white and colored Suits. Infants' outfits complete. No such a magnificent
display to be een elsewhere.
WOOL IDIEIESS Q-OOIDS.
In this department the cut has still been deeper. Good, serviceable, stylish fabrics at
10c, 12cand 15ej were 15c to 25c. 37W goods now 25c, in stripes, plaids, mixtures and
fancy weaves. 40-inch gray mixed, all-wool Serge at 25c, worth 60c. All-wool Trench
Stripes and Plaids, SOc; were 75c. 40-inch plain, light colored Casimir and Serges at 40c;
were 60c The best 40-inch Colored Henriettas at 50c ever exhibited anywhere. Handsome
lines of novelties ior combinations, 75o to 52 a yard. Black Wool Cashmeres. All-wool
and Silk Warp Henriettas, Series, Nuns' Veilings, eta, at low prices.
Samples Sent on Request.
OUR WASH GOODS DEPARTMENT -
Shows rare bargains in Challis, Be, 6)c and up. Seersuckers and dress stvles Gingham,
6o up. Satines, 7c, 8c, 10c and 12c for the best American goods French Satinea,
22c; were 35c see them. Plaid India Linons, etc. Scotch Ginghams, 20c and 25c.
Do not neglect to see the new importation of Scotch, German and Irish Table Linens.
We begin them at 20c, and show the best 50c Table Damask ever sold in any market. 72- -
mcnwiae at toe, JHcana fl, m Deautilul patterns. Bargains in Towels, Napkins,
Sheetings, etc. . .
Xiadiei plain and fancy Hose, 10c a pairnp. Solid tlacks a specialty. Th fast black
at 25c are unequalled (or the money, antfjust as fast as those at 75c Boys, Misses and
vuiturcu s oiacK ana coioreu
Hose in endltsa varfetv. A harfAin In tnruhnttsm TTiA
- - - - -j- a - - --. -V...TVU .11
uioves, snicnea Dacsr, ozc; regular ?l goods. A five-hook real Kid at 51 are 51 50
quality. Black and Colored Silk Mitts. Lisle und Silk Gloves for Ladies and Misses;
ail grades. Underwear in Gauze, Merino, Balbriggan, eto. Seasonable weights tot
Men, Ladies and Children at popular prices.
Our Millinery stock kept np bj dally openings of latest styles Hats and Bonneta.
i-v.....v, -.wwu., Ajfo, wumo, t.i.., mum wcuktiuwa low prices.
Bargains in Carpets, Bugs, Mats and Oil Cloths. Bargains in Parasob and Silk
umbrellas. Bargains in Lace and heavy Curtains. Bargains in black and colored Silks.
Orders Promptly jVttendecl To.
pEPRESENTEU IN POTdBURO JtN ISO.
Assets - . wjOTLflBofflL
Insurance Co. of Tforth America.
Losses adjusted and paid by WILLIAM L
JONES. 81 Fourth avenue. ja2Q-s2-D
165, 167 and 169 FEDERAL STREET, ALLEGHENY, PA.