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AN ELOQUENT SUNDAY SERMON BY
DR. R. A. TORREY.
Subject: Resurrection a Fact.
New York City.-The Rev. Reuben
A. Torrey, D.D.. the celebrated evan
gelist, preached Sunday morniing in
the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian
Church. There was a large congre
gation, consisting almost entirely of
strangers, only a very small per
centage being members of the church.
Dr. Torrey's subject was: "The
Resurrection a Fact, not Fiction,"
and his text was I Cor. xv:20 : "But
now is Christ risen from the dead,
and become the first-fruits of them
that slept." He said:
Last Sunday morning we said that
the resurrection of Jesus was the
most important event in history, and
we said that if it could be proved
to be a historic fact that 'everything
essential to Christianity was proved,
but that if, on the other hand, it
could not be proved to be a historic
fact. then everything essential to
Christianity must go. We started
. out, without assuming anything as
to by whom, or when, the gospels
were written, to decide whether they
were a record of facts, or merely fic
tion. First,we discovered that the four
gospels were each an independent
account. and we were driven to the
conclusion that they were a record
of actual occurrences. Next, we dis
covered that each bore the evidences
of having been written by an eye
witness. It often happens that a
witness tells his story so artlessly,
with such an entire absence of any
attempt to color it, that his testi
mony carries weight. We have not
only one witness. but four, differing
apparently in details (showing that
they were not coached) but all, agree
ing in the essential fac.ts, 'and each
one's story bearing marks of artless
simplicity, so that we were driven
to the conclusion that the story of
the four gospels was a record af
actual facts beyond dispute. Some
- times the details of evidence are
more conclusive than the direct evi
dence, because it is not the, testi
mony of the witness, but of the truth
that is sought.
We begin here this morning, and
we shall show that the narratives in
the Gospels prove conclusively that
they are not fiction, but fact. One
illustration: In St. John's account
of- Thomas' refusal to believe that
the 'Lord had risen, notice what is
said about the character of Thomas
and 'the character of Jesus. How
characteristic is Thomas' action and
how characteristic is the rebuke of
Jesus! When the other disciples tell
Thomas that they have seen the Lord,
he refuses to believe, and says, "I
won't believe it until I see the prints
of the nails in His hands." A week
passes and the disciples, including
Thomas, are gathered together, and
Jesus suddenly appears again. He
bids Thomas put forth his finger and
thrust it into His side, and Thomas
cries out, "My Lord and my God."
And then Jesus introduces the tender
rebuke. "Thomas, you ought to have
believed before; but because thou
hast seen Me, thou hast believed;
blessed are those who believe on suf
ficient .evidence without sight." Is
that made up? Is it a lie? If it is
-made up then the man who drew that
pIcture of Thomas, without a wor'd of
explanation, and that picture of
Jesus, is the greatest literary master
of the centuries. It is not made up;
it is the record of reality.
*Another illustration: When Peter
said to Jesus (John xxi:21), "What
-shall this man do?" the Lord replied:
"What is that to thee?. Follow thou
*Me." The fishers had breakfasted on
the shore, and Jesus had told Peter
* of Peter's coming crucifixion, and
then starts down the shore and says,
"Follow Me." And Peter, turning
round as. he goes, sees John .follow
lng, and says: "Lord, you have told
me what my future is to be.. What
will this man do?" Now, remember,
all though the life of -Jesus, a it is
recorded in the four Gospels, Jesus
never answered questions of mere
speculative curiosity. Peter wants to
*know another man's business, and
-.Jesus says, "What is that to thee?
You see that you obey." Is that made
. p. or it Is reality? Is it a lie? An
thrillustration: In the same chap-'
ter Jesus asks Peter, "Lovest thou
Me?" three times, and Peter was
grieved because He asked him that
question three times. Notice these
words: "Peter was grieved because
He said unto him the third time,
'Lovest thou Me?'" Why was Peter
grieved? John offers no explana
tion. But the Lord's thought went
* back to the court of Annas and Cala
- phas, where three times Peter had
denied Him, and, If the narrative had
been made up. this would kave been
explained. Have you ever noticed
that the four Gospels Insist upon the
fact tnat our Lord returned thanks
in the breaking of bread? That is
-something we do three times every
day, but I do not think that any one,
in writing our lives, would put it- on
record. We simply return thanks as
a matter of form, but when Jesus, in
the breaking of bread, lifted up His
heart and opened His lips, there was
such a real drawing into the presence
of God that no one at the table ever
. forgot it, When, after the walk to
Emmaus, Jesus returned thanks, al
though they had not recognized Him
before, notwithstanding that their
hearts burned within them as He
talked, the disciples knew Him. In
- a moment their eyes were opened,
and they said: "It Is the Lord; no
-body else ever returned thanks that
way." Is this a fiction? If one man
wrote the story of the four Gospel,
why should he put in all of these de
tails without explanation? It is in
credible; and that four sheuld do so
is absolutely unbelievable. How
comes it? Because this is what oc
curred, and they told what they saw
without realizing the significance of
what they put down. Still another
Illustration: If a man were inventing
* the story of the Resurrection, why
should he* put in the fact that the
little napkin "was wrapped together
in a place by itself?" Who cares
whether It was in a place by itse.f or
not? I do not know whether John
knew the significance of it or not, but
* there is a significance in It that no
fiction would cortain. It showed that
as Jesus arose, triu'mphant over death
- and'the grave,in the supreme moment
of the world's histor,', there was no
hurry, no haste, no excitement, but
that, with the same majestic com
posure, the same divine sublimity,
the same majestic calm that marked
Him in the storm on the Sea of Gal
ilee, He rises from the grave. He
does not tear the handkerchief from
His face and finrg It across the room,
but calmly unbinds His head and
face, lays it aside in a place by itself
and passes out of the sepulchre. Ir
that made up, and put in without a
word of explanation? Never. We
-have read not a pictu:re, but facts,
*with a detail here an:d another there,
nf whicb the writer, maarently, hadJ
no conception of the meaning but -
simpTy wrote what he saw.
We have a volume of evidence on
the resurrection of that kind. First, I
the apostles, beyond peradventure,
made the resurrection of Jesus the
cornerstone of their preaching, and
they preached it in the very city 4
where He was crucified and before
the court that condemnd him. Fur
thermore, they gave their lives for a
testimony. Men do not do that for
what they know to be false. Second
ly, the early church, which came out
of the Jewish -hurch, changed the
Sabbath observance from the seventh
day to the first day of the week, and
anyone who has studied Jewish his
tory knows the harddst thing in the
world is to change Jewish customs,
an, something tremendous must have
happened to make this change possi
ble, simply by common consent. The
third fact Is most significant-the
moral transformation of the apostles
themselves. They were a pack of ut
terly demoralized cowards, and a few
days after we see that same company
filled with the most indomitable cour
agE- that the world has ever seen.
What had happened? Jesus bad risen
and they had seen Him. All intelli
gent men who deny the resurrection
admit that the apostles thought He
had risen. Straus says: "We admit
that they had seen something; may I
not. this appearance have been vis- I
ionary?" That -s. they saw a vision.
Our answer is this: Whoever heard
of aleven men having the same vision
at the same time; and of 501 men
having the same vision? An old ar
gumen't against the resurrection has
been revived within the last five
years, and it was that Jesus was not
really dead and was resuscitated, and
they appeal to a historic fact-that a
certain Jewish officer was taken down
frcm a cross and brought back to
life. We have five objections to this:
First, what preceded th'e crucifixion
-the scourging, etc. Second, the
Jews and the Romans took special
precautions to prevent this. Third,
remember His broken heart. Fourth,
if He had been resuscitated He would
have been in a state of absolute phys
cal collapse, as was the case with
the Jewish officer, who was an in
va'id all his- life. Fifth, if so, the
on s who resuscitated Jesus must
have been the apostles and the trans
formation in them remains unac
counted for. Finally, if it was not
resurrection, then the wholeithing is
a fraud. and a deliberate fraud. Who
can believe that Christianity with its
lofty precepts of morality and holy
living rests upon a fraud and that
Jesus was a party to it? No man can
There is only one conclusion: The
re!;urrection of Jesus Christ from t
the dead is the best proved fact in
hiitory. There is only one really
strong argument against it, and that -,
is that no one else was ever raised
frcm the dead. The answer to that
is that the life of Jesus was unique.
His mission and nature and character
were all unique and it was only to be
expected that the issue of that life t
would be unique. It is impossible
for any man of loyal mind, or who
has had any experience of evidence,
who wants to know the truth, to sit
down before the four Gospels and
take them up, point by point, examine
the statements and thoroughlysift the
evidende, to come to any other con
clusion than that Jesus-Christ actual
ly arose from the dead, as recorded
in the four Gospels.s What of It'
Everything. If Christ rose again then
Christianity is no longer a system of
abstract divinity, but .a gospel of
proven facts, and everything that you
and I have been taught to beliee,
and that is dear to the Christian
heart, and the glory of the life to
come, is an absolute certainty. -
Seeking to Save.1
Christ is in all His redeemed, as
the: soul of their soul, the life of]
their life. He is the pitying heart
and the helping hand of God with
every needy, praying spirit In the
world. He is the sweet light of thei
knowledge of God that breaks in up
an every penitent heart.
He is not only with those who be
lieve in Him and love Him, but also
with those avho neither believe in1
Him nor love Him, that He may be
to them also Jesus their Saviour.
The Christ of God is in thy heart,
waitng and aiming to get the con
sent of thy will, that He may save
thee. Wherever man is, there also
is Christ, endeavoring to free him
from the law of sin and death, by
becoming Himself the law of the
spirit of his life.--John Pulsford.
The Way to Success.
The men whom I have seen suc
eeed best in life have always been1
heerful and hopeful men who went
abcut their business with a smile on1
their faces, and took the changes and
cha nces of their normal life like men
facing rough and smooth alike as it
came, and so found the truth of the
old proverb, that "good times and
bad times and all times pass over."
-A Continuous Praying. 1
Avoid diligently those false and de-i
eptive thoughts which say, wait a
little, I will pray an hour hence: _I:
rr ust- perform this or that. For, with
such thoughts a man quits prayer
for business, which lays hold of and
entangles him, so that he comes not1
to pray the whole day long.-Martin
You can tell how much a man
means his prayers by the way he gets
out and pushes things after the meet
The best evidence of your own sal
vation is your interest - in that of1
W.OMEN WATCH BUYERS.
Greater than ever, jewellers say,' is
the demand for women's watches this
year. Why this should be the pur
veyrs have not undlertaken to ex
plain. Of course, with woman's posi
tion of increasing importance in the
affairs of the business world she prac
tises more frequently the virtue o1
The increased sale of tiny time
pieces, however, cannot be acep unted
for through that circumstance /fzr the
varieties that are being sold are of
the small, showy sort that are pinned1
on the front of the dress, where the
actual wearer cannot see them.
THE STARVING SAVANT.
A poet sat composing toasts
Before a fireless grate;
A mangled pencil 'twixt his teeth,
Upon his lap a slate.
While 'neath his ribs, his appetite
Bespoke an "em;py" dread.
"Oh would." sighed he, "instead of|
These toasts were made of bread!"
-F A. Brandt in Life.
'HE SUNDAY SCHOOL.
NTERNATIONAL LESSON COM
MENTS FOR SEPTEMBEh 9.
iubject: Jesus Enters Jerusalem in
Triumph, Matt. xxi., 1-17--Gold
en Text, Matt. xxi., 9--Memory
I. Preparations for the triumphal ]
,ntry (vs. 1-7). 1. "Drew nigh."
Chis was Sunday, commonly called
?alm Sunday. Jesus and His disci
>les left Bethany and journeyed to- 3
vard Jerusalem. "Bethphage." The
ocation of this town is not definitely
Enown; it was between Bethany and
rerusalem. "Sent-two disciples."
5upposed to have been Peter and
ohn. After they left Bethany Jesus
;ent these disciples on ahead.
2. "The village." Bethphage.
'Ye shall find." Here we have a
onderful instance of Christ's pre
;cience in very minute matters.
'Loose them." The animals were
:ied; and so men's possessions are
'tied" by pleasure, or greed, or gain,
)r habit, or the gordian knot of sel
3. "Straightway He will send
:hem."' Our Lord did not beg, but
)orrowed the colt, therefore this
should be understood as the promise
f returning him.
4. "Might be fulfilled." Was the
:hief motive of Jesus merely to ful
il a prophecy, and did He turn out
)f the way for that purpose? Rath
r, let us see that this was the right
hing to do at this time. It was
iecessary in order to fulfil His mis
don for Him to offer Himself, on
his laist opportunity, to the Jews as
heir Messiah King. so that they
night accept Him and be saved. "By
he prophet." Zech. 9:9. 5. "The
laughter of Sion." The church.
'Behold." Give attention and look
vith astonishment and wonder. "Thy
ing cometh." Jesus Christ is ap
)inted King over the church (Psa.
:6), anct is accepted by the church.
6. "Did as Jesus commanded."]
Vhat a blessing it would be if every
e did as Jesus commanded them,
vithout stopping to question, or sug
est a different course. 7. "Their
:lothes." 'They spread their loose
)ter garments- on the colt and sat i
Fesus thereon, thus acknowledging
Tim to be their king.
II. The triumphal procession (vs.
-11). 8. "A very great multi
ude." Vast crowds were present at
he Passover. In the time of Nero a
ensus was taken and it was ascer
ained that there were 2,700,000
rews present at this feast. "Gar
nents in the way." An Oriental
nark of honor at the reception of
Cings on their entrance into cities.
'Branches from the trees." This
vas a demonstration of their joy.
.arrying palm and other branches
vas emblematical of success and vic
9. "Hosanna." Hosanna is a ren
ering into Greek letters of the He
rew words, "Save, we pray" (Psa.
.18:25). It is like a shout-of "Sal
ration! Salvation!" It is used as an
hxpression of praise like "Hallelu
ah!". The disciples rejoiced and
raised God with a loud voice (Luke
9:37, 38), and the Pharisees with
inconcealed disgust asked Him to re
uke themn. I But Jesus replied, If
hese should hold their peace the
tones would immediately cry out.
resus here grants His people a li
ense to rejoice and shout His
>raises. "The Son of David." A
~ommon expression for the Messiah.
'In the highest" In the highest de
;ree; in the highest strains; In the
10.- "Was moved." "Was stirred."
1. V. The word in the original is]
orcible, "convulsed" or "stirred" as
>y an earthquake, or~ by a violent
vrind. The same Greek word is used
Jy Matthew. (8:24) to express the
iect of a violent tempest upon the
vaters of the Sea of Galilee. The
nultitude was greatly excited. "Who1
s this?" Well may we, as well as
hey, ask this questio'n. 11. "This1
s Jesus." And thus He is the Sa
riour, the deliverer (Matt. 1:21).1
'The prophet of Nazareth." That
)rophet referred to by Moses (Deut.
III. Cleansing the temple (vs. 12,
L). 12. "Into the temple." This
vas the next day, Monday. See
dark 11:11-15. Jesus and His dis
iples went back to Betha.ny on Sun
iay night. This was the second
leansing of the temple; one of His
irst public acts, three years before
his, was to purge His Father's house
John 2:13-17). "Cast out." In
he first instance He used a "scourge
>f small cords," now His word~is suf
13. "It is written." In Isa. 56:
I; Jer. 7:11. "A den of thieves."
Che business was right enough in it
;elf, but they had perverted the use
f the Lord's house, and were rob
3ing the people by charging extor
;ionate prices. They were destroy
ng the very spirit of true worship.
IV. Christ's popularity (vs. 14
17). 14. "He healed them." In
he presence of all the people He per
'rmed most wonderful cures. He
low shows the proper use of the
emple. 15. "Were sore displeased."
[he leaders saw that they were un
tble to check His growing popularity.
Even the children were taking up
;he strain and were singing His
16. "Hearest Thou what these
;ay?" They were anxious to have
hrist rebuke thenm, but, instead,
resus quotes from Psa. 8:2 to show
.hat even this was in harmony with
he Scriptures. 17. "To Bethany."
[hey again return to Bethany to
It was inl the jungle Iestaurfnt
The leopard had been :lrinking and
the waiter was trying to take~ ad!van
tage of that circumstani~ce.
"None of that Mr'. Monk:" velic
the feline vigorously. "Theu leopard
ray not be able to change his~ spot;.
but let me tell you th:ut he is. fully
competent to spot his u:nge~.'-ou
It is supposed b~y some that Pana
:na deri'.ed' its name from the native
vord for butter:fly. Explorers of the
nterior tell of swarms of butterflies
;.hich at times risc on the slopes of
e~ nour.u:ainl n dense cloudsl, dark
; asKCn. Ot:ers -maintain
Insurance - in France.
Frnc has nlow forbidden by law the
nsuin'g of the lives of children undei
POHlH LAU L[SSONS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9.
he Power and Blessedness of United
Prayer- Matt. 18. 19.
Holy fellowship and divine ack-:now
Mdm.Sal. 3. 16-18.
lutual supplication and confession.
ames 3. 16.
A spe-cific object for united prayer.
Lets 12. 12.
A pentecostal prayer meeting. Acts
Exhortations to united prayer. Eph.
He hears the united prayer of
xiles. Isa. 19. 20.
The Topic. "'Men ought always to
>ray and not to faint"-to grow
veary and cease. Men are so needy,
nd God is so rich and so willing.
'he materialists, who are forever
rying as they investigate the uni
'erse. "*Here's Law: where's God?"
nd talking about the immutability of
aw. and so forth, will never succeed
i convincing more than a very few
hat there is no efficacy in prayer.
\l for the following reasons:
The belief in it is ingrained-a part
>f the very f- oric of human nature.
The Supreme Book teaches prayer
)y precept, and encjurages it by ex
unlles of answered petitions.
The experience of the church, in all
ie ages of its history, teaches that
>rayer has a vital energy and ability
o reach God and to bring desired
Our topic is concerned, more spe
nifically with united prayer, and to
his we now M;ne in our Daily Read
ngs. Said Jesus, "If two of you shall
ree on earth as touching anything
:hey shall ask in my name, it shall
)e done for them of my Father."
Rev. John Livingstone, a Scotch
recher, saw five hundred persons
yonvrted In one day. Mighty ser
on? Doubtless, but there have been
housands es eloquent and convinc
ng. and not one was converted as a
-esult. What then? Why, many
hristians had devoted the whole ol
he preceding night to prayer for this
We learn another thing from our
eadings: namely, that a condition of
tessdness and power in united
rnyer is the confession of-our faults.
Ianes says. "Confess one to another
nd 'ray for each other." Let it be
eal confession. .Finally, let us not
'rget to pray, as chapters and
:urches, for tl-o e whom God hat
alled to the seri ice of the sanctuary;
he ministers of the gospel. . They
,rill be tempted. 0, so sorely! tc
,hck utterance, to prophesy smooth
.hings, to avoid occi.,sions of offense
Nei" restrain an mpluse to pray.
Who can tell with what treasure he
s laden when :-he Holy Spirit in this
vay knocks at qur heart's door
HBISTIIN ENDEAVOH NOTIE
rhe Triumphs of Christianity. Jchri
12: 32; 1 Cor. 15: 20-28.
The goal of Christianity is "all
en"; therefore the goal of eact:
hristian must be, "al~l men whom I
The triumphs of Alexander, Ceasar.
apoleon, meant the death of thou
sands; Christ's triumph means life
ife abundant, life eternal.
The triumph of Christianity Is. the
ipremacy of law-of the highesi
The majesty of Christianity is the
najesty of humility, and ,its clithax is
:o be in an act of divine humility.
Christianmty is an organization, and
riumhs as an organization; but the
;loris results consists of the tri
imphs of individuals-of you and me.
The triumphs of Christianity mus1
ye such as Christ would call triumphs
-victories of humility over pride, 01
ove over selfishness, of purity ovel
How Christ must long for us tc
nake our longings the same as His!
It is no accident that the Christiar
ountries are the lands of civiliza
:ion and the ruling nations of the
in the "triumph" of a Roman con
ueror throngs of the captives he
iad made were led in chains. It
hrist's triumph the captives He hat
released march in happy freedom.
One of the best illustrations of the
rowth of Christianity is Ezekiel't
rier, first covering only the feet
aow grown a river to swim in, soot
o cover the earth "as the watert
sover the sea."
Chrl?t's Illustration is of a mus
Card seed, the tiniest of objects, now
become a tree.
The water moyes back and forth it
in ellipse, but the wave moves on;
so Christianity progresses In spite 0:
the slowness of Christians.
RAM'S IORN BLASTS
REY do the besi
Tfor men who see
the best in men.
gait is good evi
dence of having
entered the strait
There is nc
such thing r. a
I A great deal
that we call gen
us turns out to be plain grinding.
The historic incarnation is vait
vithout the actual daily incarnation
Many a man loses his reputation foi
visdom by trying to give expressior
oo his looks.
It takes more than mixed drink!
: make a good "mixer."
The teLf-eentered life .is always
mmall in its circumference.
The cure for poverty must come
t the point of character.
It doesn 't take a very brave dog
:o bark at the bones of a lion.
People who live for public approva
>ften die of private chagrmn.
You cann!ot reflect the sun of righ
:eousness when your face is cloudei
Many a woman feeds her childrer
>nn pickles and spices and then won;
iers where they get their depravet
President Roosevelt. aceordino to
a WN-ashington autliority, will let Pres
ident Pahna -o it alone' azainst
the insurrection in Cuiba. and is in
elined to favor a change of admuiis
.J. Ravnor Storrs Wells. appretice
sean(in. iited States Navy, and son
of a millonaire. is to be discharged
for' t he gooid of t he service at the ex
piral ion o his term of irnprisotitit
aWt artsniolli. Va.
Reilections of a Bachelor.
After all. a woman's etffort to beau
tify herself is but a vain attempt.
Men who bra.- are those who for
nmelIV 5(qutii Ldered.
Some spinsters advance step by
Step until they finally beoTme step
I3any are trying to ret their hearts
into pI Utrad is by b iputting their hainds I
into other people's pockets.
I North Dakota Solves the Adultera
North Dakota seems to have found
the key to the question, "How shall
we protect the people from frauds in
manufactured products?" a plan
which is applicable to foods, bever
ages, materials used in the arts, etc.
A new law has recently gone into ef
fect designed to make it impossible
to deceive people into buying inferior
and adulterated paint under the im
pression that they are getting real
paint, viz.: pure white lead and lin
The North Dakota lawmakers did
not attempt to absolutely prohibit
the inferior pigments, or mixtures of
pigments. They adopted the slogan,
"Let the label tell," and then left to
the people to buy whichever they
Under this plan, if any one wishes
to buy a mixtureof rock-dust, ground
quartz and other cheap elements
which are found in many paints and
so-called "white leads," no one can
object; for they do it with their eyes
open. But if they prefer genuine
white lead and linseed oil, they can
be sure of getting it, for none but
the genuine article can bear a label
which says "pure white lead."
In all other States mixtures are of
ten sold as pure white lead which
contain little-sometimes no-real
It would seem that were this same
principle applied to food, beverages
and all other prepared articles, where
deception is practiced upon the buy
er, the question -would be solved. It
would leave us free to buy what we
pleased, but would protect us froni
unwittingly buying what we did not
It isn't what a man owes, but what
he pays that keeps him poor.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrp for Children
tion, allays pain,cures wind colic, 25ca bottle
Let not the sun look down and.
say inglorious herb he lies.-Franklin.
manently cured by Dr. Kline's Great Nerve
Restorer. 52 trial bottle and treatise free.
Dr. H. R. Kline. Ld.,931 Arch St.. Phila., Pa.
I Lawn Mowers' Hospital.
Grass-cutting machines of every
size and shape, from tiny hand ma
chines only six inches wide up to
pony mowers of thirty-inch blades,
meant for service on bowling greens
and lawns of manorlal dimensions, are
now pouring into repairing shops for
"fixing up" for the season. Most of
them require the aid of the mower
dentist, for' their "teeth" are worn
and blunt; many show signs of severs
usage and of having been out in the
rain for prolonged periods. A thor
ough overhaul works wonders. The
machine that looked so disreputable
and "seedy" on entrance to Messrs.
Green's "hospital," in Southward
street, is sent home in gay fresh paint
with ble.des agleam and keen almost
as razors. 'Wh. foreign ipachines
stand repairing .,adly, he . English
lawn mower can be rejliv'nated from
year to year.--Londoni Daily J.Mail.
Fair Buyer--Our club is going to
give a lecture on socialism. Have
you any literature on the subject?
Clerk-Did you ever read "Looking
Fair Buyer-Read looking back
ward? How absurd. How could' I?
Health and understand.'ng are the
two great blesings of life.-From the
Greek. So. 36- '06.
GOOD ANDiI HARD
Results of Excessive Coffee Drinking.
It it remarkable what suffering
some persons put up with just to sat
isfy an appetite for something.
IA Mica. woman -ays: "I had been
using coffee since I was old enouzh to
have a cup of my own at the table,
and! from it I have suffered agony
hundreds of timea in the years past.
-"My troubme first began in the form
of bilious colic, coming on every few
weeks and almost ending my life.
At every attack for 8 years I suf
fered in this way. I used to pray for
death to relieve me from my suffer
ing. I had also attacks. of sick head
ache, and began to suffer from ca
tarrh of the stomach, and of course
"For about a year I lived on crack
ers and water.' Believing that coffee
was the cause of all this suffering,
I finally quit It and began to use
Postum Food Coffee. It agreed
with my stomach, my troubles have
left me and I am fast gaining my
health under its use.
"No wonder I condemn coffee and
'Itea. No one could be in a much more
critical condition than I was from the
use ofs coffee. Some doctors pro
nounced it cancer, others ulceration,
but none gave me any relief. But
since I stopped coffee and began Pos
tum I am getting well so fast I can
heartily recommend It for all who
suffer as I did."~ Name given by
Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
Read the little book, "The Road to
Items of Interest.
Another flood visited Wineliester.
over six inches of rain having fallen
from Saturday night.
Representative .laynard. of the
Second Virginia district. det-lined the
joint-debate challenge of Col. George
C. Cabell. who is miakin-- a contiest for
The Circuit Court at Martinsburt.
W. Va.. is considering the appeal of
the Hannis 1)istilling Company from
the decisioi of the cotiyt vc t oI
question of taxes.
A number of vessels were drivet
ashore and wrecked on the Great
The assignment of ministers of the
West Virginia Methodist Protestant
Conference were made at Fairmont.
The Standard Oil Company laz. it
is said, taken steps to aceuire the
principal distilling 1ants :of the
WORN TO A SKELETON.
AWonderful Restoration That Caused
a Sensation in a Pennsylvania Town.
Mrs. Charles M. Preston, of Elk
land, Pa., says: "Three years ago I
found that my housework was be
coming a burden. I
tired easily, had no
ambition and - was
failing fast. My com
r~ plexion got yellow,
ind I lost over 50
pounds. My thirst
was terrible, and
there was sugar in
N the kidney secretions.
My doctor kept me on
a strict diet, but as his medicine was
not aelping me I began using Doan's
Kidney Pills. 7They helped me at
once, and soon all traces of sugar
disappeared.. I Jaave regained my
former weight and am perfectly
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a
box. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
The beauty of nature is simply
that of obedience.
TERRIBLE SCALY ECZEMA.
Euptions Appeared on Chest, and Face
and Neck Were AU Broken Out
-Cured by Cuticura.
"I had en eruption appe.- on my chest
and body and exrend upwards and down
wards, so that my neck and face were al!
broken out; Asso my arms and the lower
limbs as far as the knees. I at first
thought it was prickly heat. But soon
scales or crusts formed where the break
ing out was. Instead of going to a phy
sician I p.xchased e, complete treatment
of the Cuticura Remedies, in which I had
great faith, and all was satisfactory. A
year or two later the eruption appeared
again; cnsy a little lower, but before it
had time to spread I procured another
supply of the 'Juticura Remedies, and con
tinued their use until the e re was com-.
plete. 11 i-: now five years since the last
attack, and have not seen any signs of a
-feturn. I have more faith in Outienra
Remed'es for skin diseases than anything
I know of. kmmna E. Wilson, Liscomb,
Iowa, Oct. 1, 1905."
Sin is an intruder and not a ten
ant in the heart.
A HEALTHY OLD AGE
OFTENTHE BEST PART OFLIFE
elp for Women Passing Through
Change of Life
Providence has allotted usa each at
least seventy years in which to fulfil
our mission in life, and it is generally
our own fault if we die prematurely.
A* * ry*eim
Nervous exhaustion invites dsae
This statement is the positive truth.
When everything becomes a burden
adyoennot wt ra few bloekawith
out excessive fatigue, and you break
out into perspiration easily, and your
face flushes, and you grow excited and
shaky a~t the least provocation, and
ycaninot bear to be crossed In any
.thn ' o are in danger; your nerves
have gvnout ; you need building up
at once ! To build up woman's nerv
ous system and during the period of
change of lfe we know of no better
medicine than Lydia 3. Pinkhiam's Veg
etable Compound. Here is an illus
traton. Mrs. Mar L. Koehane, 371
Garfld Avenue, (< , 111. writes.
"I have used Lydia. E. 'sr eetbl
Compound for years eml and it
neve ; o fet Iwas
nemmg hehazgeof lifelcomimenced treat
my dirsy ael.pairs in my back
haaches.it which I had suffered for
taigthe Compound. I feel
th tbMhdnot been for this retmedne
for. woasn that I should not been alive
Itoday. Itis speddfor w omald oryUg,
Mrs. Piiaadaughter-in-law of
Lydia E. Pinkham, of Lynn. Mass. ,in
vites all sick and ailing women to write
her for advice. Her great experiene
is at their service, free of cost.
When you bgy
'WEATHER ,r/ '
you Want- /, .
'hese and ay/
other good po r ..
FISH BRAND (
OILED CLOTHING /
Yrou can-t aftord/
to buy any other -
Tess-Oh, yes. she's certai.. g
Tess-Yes. she's beginning to com
plain that the styles of bonnets and
gowas * are not as pretty as they
used to be.-Phiade!phia Press.
AUaba:na held primlaries to niomi
iat1e calldidates for ('hief Justice. two
Lited States Sezlatosl. two tlter
Hate S thls tillee ('or es-men and -
a filI State Iiket.
Employer-Jimmy, I let you off yes
terday afternoon because you said
you had some necessary work to do,
and one of my clerks says he saw
you an hour or two- later at the ball
Office Boy-Yes, sir; I was rootin'.
fur de home tea.-Chicago Tribune.
(Oneral on liarliarsky. actim: iili
IZ11 a ry orelI*lot-geli(1 of Wra
Wliere can one be happier titan iLL
th e losom of h!is family- Imz.
CURYES Y doer
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Bcardat Cost. Wre gQuick
comes all too quickly to
her who suffers from the
diseases peculiar to
women. Pain, weak
ness, debility, soon leave
you but a wreck of you
relieves female pain, cues fe
male das-s. 'I was scanty,
had nab feelings, and was
terrely nervous every mnith,
but cardui has made me feel
so much better," writes Mrs.
J. Beandenburg, of Hunting
tcc,W. Va. Try it.
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But you surely can cure these stubborn
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which destroys th isease gers,checks
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inflamzation and soreness.
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