A BRILLIANT SUNDAY SERMON BY
DR. CHARLES EDWARD LOCKE.
Theme: Doing the Impossible.
Brooklyn, N. Y.--The Rev. Dr.
Charles Pdward Locke. pastor of the
Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal
Church, Sunday evening. to a large
audience. preached on "Doing What
- Cannot 13P. Done." His text was Mat
thew 17:20: "Nothing shall be im
nossible unto you." Dr. Locke said
In the course of his sermon:
That is a. most excuisite moment,
when in the midst of rich treasures
of the Art Oallery of the Vatican, one
stihds for the-4irst tima before Raph
ael's masternieec of "The Transfiura
tion." It was the grea.t artist's last
Work: and before its nigments were
51ry it was carried in his funeral pro
cession. This masterful genius defied
a well known canon of art in attempt
ing to oortray two distinct themes on
the "ame rtnvas; but Raphael was a
good tbeo'ngian as well as 6.n un
rivaled artist. Ha caught the double
Ineanine of the Transfiguration and
saw in 't nnt only the Glorification of
Jesus, but the emanclaption of man
When Jesus came down from the
radiant mountain summit an anxious
father met him wIth the earnest re
quest. "Lord. have merev on mv son,"
humbly iexnlaining to .Tesus that he
bad first taken his afflicted boy to the
disclnles. hut thv could not e"re him.
.Tesus said: "Bring him hither to
Me," and the child was cured that
very hour. In nerplexity the disci
ples askof. of jves. "Why could not
we cast him out?" and Jesus replied.
"Because of your unbelief: for verily
I sp.y untn you if ye have faith as a
crain of 7nnetard seed -nothing shall
be imnossibl unto vou." In easting
out the world's devils pd in alleviat
Thi te woes of humanitv. nnthing
sba11 be irnnssible-and this Is the
*prograzw of .Tesus. "Doing what can
'iot 'hp done" is the program o? Jess.
"wnith as a grain of mustard seed."
i things are possible to him that
Faith lnxual'q at ;rnno iiNTities,
And cries it shall be done.
.Teeus never desnise a little
h.." On that latp afternoon on
banks ot Galilee, when the multi
te was hungry and the town was
Tar away. .Tesus, to test Philin. in
'nuired: "Whence shall we buv bread
that theqe may eat?" wndi ma.themat
'teal Philin thonht that two hundred
nennyweight wonld not -be suffilent.
'Then Andrew forabrief 'instant had a
-vision of faith as be suegested that
there was a lad there who had five
harley loaves and two tishes: but An
drew. too. quin-kly 'adopted the aritil
mutical n-ocea and discornsolately
-added: "Put*b*atare the- among so
many?" Jesus, however, did not dis
count or nverlook Andrew's me
mentarv vIsion and Nith: and on the
basis of Andrew's "'little faith" the
miracle of the feeding of the fliveI
thousand was neo'ormed. It wasj
faith as a grain nf mustard seed only,.
but it accomplis'hed 'the impossible.
Tertullian once snid of an event':
"It is certain because it is impossI
ble," and Richard Cobden, when told
that a certaln thing 'was imnossible.
replied: "It that Is all, let us set
about it at once.' General Arm
strong, of Hamnten, said: Doing
what cannot be done 'Is the glory of
living," and his 'grettt schools for In
dian and negro 'yottth became possi
ble. Carisle impatlently wrote: "Im
possible! it is nit -a lucky word'!
Who is it says there 'is a lion in the
way? Sluggard., thou must slay the
lion; the way must be traveledl'"
Mirabeau shouted-: '"Impossible, that
blockhead of a wora'!"' And the great
Napoleon characteristically declared:
~"Impossible! It ls not a French word.
'Genius is the art .of sovercoming the
Christianity is the -art of overcom
'ing the impossible. Impossible is not
in the vocabulary of .the Christian.
Tih is is the program .ot .Jesus.
Christianity has already achieved
~the impossible in the .overthrow of
-the vast .Roman Empire. To destroy
the power and glory Of .Rome as they
appeared two thousand years ago in
tr.enched in impregnable fortresses
and defended by ever victorious
Rtoman legiohs, seemed an in ossible
Christianity has achieved the Im
-possible in the final eradication of
human slavery, a diabolical institu
tion culminated in the castoms, for
tunes, constitutions, conscience and
traditions of men. So, indeed, shall
the day surely come when nations
.shali not learn war any more. And,
when that prophecy of Isaiah shall
have been fulfilled, which commands,
"Loose the bonds of wickedness and
undo the heavy burdenE," then the
accursed liquor traffic will be over
.thrown, and the deadliest thraldom
whieh has ever blighted manhood will
be ended. This damnable traffie in
strong drink fills the prisons with
criminals, the hospitals with the in
sane, and the poorhouses with pau
pers. Recently a great brewery com
pany of this country has published in
its paid advertisements a libelous
statement that the founder of Math
o'l ?' -'' ufacture and
- * 3verage. The
- i *ous lies. The
e - ce society in
Ch todist Church.
*~' II only hasten
hedownfall of old Gambrinus in
tpi s country. The devil is a liar, and
tefather of lies,. and we would ex
pect him to defraud his infernal busi
ness by lies and znisrepresentations.
Lincoln's great prophecy of February
S22,,1840, has been partially fulfilled,
anid will surdly be completely, real
isedi "'When there shall be neither
slave nor drunkard upon the earth!"
Then. toc, the brotherhood of the
race 1 t6 be established Whose
hateth his brother J a murderer."
"Whoso hath this world's goods and
seeth his brother hath need, and
shutteth up his bowels of compassion,
how dwelleth the love of God in
him?" Some one ba recently said:
"No man ought to have anything
until every man has something." It
this savdrs of anarchy, it is at least
true that many of. us should have less
until many others have more. There
is great social and industrial unrest
to-day. All these antagonisms and
confueions are due to the emancipa
tion of mankind through the influ
ence of Christ. Men are coming to
their own, Jesus has commanded,
"Loose him and let his go!" as He
did at the resurrection of Lazarus,
and we, His disciples, who havo been /
set free. aretooslowto obey our.Lord's
injunctions. Men are strjvin'; to get
free!' A starvifig baby was found in
the East Side of New York recently
on the wasted breast of its dead
mother, and that same day in the up
town stores women were spending
S80 for a single night robe. There
is wasteful extravagance at one end
of the social scale. and consequent
dangerous criminality at the other.
There is a safe and sane socialism
which emanates from the teachings
of .Tesus, and the socialism of Jesus
will some dav prevail. and in that
day each shall seek his own in his
brothers' highest good, and all shall
dwell in noble brotherhood. Two
men saw a piece of jewelry on the
sidewalk. they reached for it simul
taneously, struqk their heads violent
ly. each arose to censure the other, -
when they found they were brothers
and had not seen each other for -a
dozen years. It must not be forgot
ten that'all competitions and rivalries St
to-day are between brothers, and
some day the vast, brotherhood will
be permanently organized.
In the gresat task of casting out in
the world's devils nothing shall be pa
imnossible. Whatever opght to be gr
will he. A moral impei-ative must de
have in It a mnral possibility. Kant ps
said long ago there is no meaning In 1Q
an "onght" unless it is followed by a ni
"can." Every moral necessity will pl
some day prevail. It Is not an ought bi
unless It I%. a nossibility, and If a
possibVlitye it will become a reality. ki
A clenr, definite oninlon of what tb
ought to *be is the token of what can sa
and wi11 he. Man's fondest d-eams fe
will 'bp fully materialIzed. When in
men fhinks God'sthoughtsand carries al
nnt Glod's nuronses the linnossible it
will 'ha achieved. "ThIngs that are @
imnoesible with men are nossible with eE
God.'" Men must become 'partakers
of 'the divine natuire, a the Anostle t1
Peter anJoins. The mighty force of c
the Nis-eara Falls power house is tl
"stenped" down to suit the cauacity c
o1 the macbinery to wh1rh it is sun- d
'rfled. Rn God "steps" Himself dhwn '
to humble. sitmla men, and works "
'Ris wondrois will through obedient r
'Ya must he born agaln'!" and with 1
Wicodemlis in bewIlderment we mav 7
'Inquire "-ow can those things be?"
'Mathematical men 11ke 'Philip never
'will calculate untIl they reaeb a domn
onstration. while men of vision like
Andrew will b'e workI'g the miracle
of the impossible. The burelar who
drops into a risslun to while away.
the early evenIng Imurs. until he e
shall go forth to 017 his vicious trade, 1
falls under the RoeT1n of the service, t
kneels at an altar of prayer, con- 5
fesses his sin. surrenders hie burghar i
tools. and becop.es a -'new man, lhon- E
eat end honored. You nmay not be e
able to evolnin the mystery, but it is a
trye--and that is the program of ~
Two young men ramne together-_ t
one a "lerk in a shoe store. the other ~
a clerk in a ban'k. Hunt'ble man of 1
no notable talents. One can tea -h
and talk a little. 'a'nd the other can'
sing wit~h pers'msivb v'ice. These
two willing souls campletely surren
dered to God, and .consecrated to the ~
service and unbaflding of humanity,
began a- eareer.. 'w'hch 'increased in
power and effectiveness util multi
tudes were awakened frcm lethargy
and sin by the singing and the ,.
preaching of the 1;ospel. Again, the
weak things of the world 'were shak
en to confound The mighty, and
Moody and Rankey became the great
'est evangelists since tis days of
John and Charles Wesley.. And the
5impossible was achieved.
At the dedication of the Bunker t
Hill monument, when It appeared ~
that an a ccident 'was immlnent by t
the surging crowds against the
speakers' platform. Webster reauest
ed the peonle to kindly move back.
A 'man in the crowd answered back: t
"It is impossible!" Thereupon the
great Massachusetts statesman ' cried t
out: "Impossible! Impossible1 Noth
ing is impossible on Bunker Hill!"
And so let us keep near the crosg.; t
TIhe 'hattle of the ages was fought
there, the freedom of the race was
there 'achieved. Nothing is impos- c
sible on the Hill of the Cross-on
With our now-sainted Sank'ay we
may sings in the sweet strains of
sightless Fanny Crosby's ,beautiful
Some day the silver cord will break
And I no more as now shall sing;
But. Oh, the joy when I awake
Within the palace of the King!
And I shall see Him face-to face.
And tell the story, Saved by Grace. ti
"Then, 'I shall be satisfied when a
I awake in Thy likeness,' and the t
impossible shall be 'forever en, d
throned' " e
The Part of Wisdoip,
It is no small wisdom to keep si- g
lence in an evil time, and in thy
heart to turn thy'self to God, and not a
to be troubled by the judgment of e
men. Let not thy peace depend on
t~to tongues of men; for, whether they ri
it~ge well or ill of thee, thou art not ti
on- that account other\ than thyself, a
Where are true peace and glory? Are b
thay not in od?-Isahella F~its
CONSUMPTION COSTS U
irtling Statistics Brought Out at the
Washington, D. C.-Professor Irv- v
g Fisher, of Yale University, read a m
.per before the International Con- t
oe on Tuberculosis which created a <
cided sensation. Professor Fisher's c
tper was on "The Cost of Tubercu- N
sis," and he made the startling an- r
iuncement that the great white 1,
ague costs In hard cash over one
Ilion dollars a year.I
He estimated that consump~tionI
Ila 138,000 persons every year inI
e United States. This Is equal, het
Jd, to the deaths from typhoid
ver, diphtheria, appendicitis, men-(
gitis, diabetes, smallpox and cancerI
I put together. Then again, he said,
generally takes three years to die,
iring which time thepoor victim can
trn little or nothing.I
"Five million people now living In
ke United States are doomed to fill
mnsumptives' graves unless some
iing can be done to prevent It," de
tared Professor Fisher. "As each
eath means anxiety and grief for a
'hole family, 1 estimate that there
'ill be over twenty million persons
Bndered miserable by these deaths."
, The. scourge, he said picks out Itr
Ictinis whien they are -young rfien and
oung womexii at the very time of lite
3125 COAL MIN
Rtlacotat Show 1907 Was the W
Washington, D. C.-Accdents In
Dal mines of the United States dur
ig the lst calendar year resulted in
e death of 312 men, and injury to
316 more, according to statistics
est made public by the Geological
sisy anhe Adetheotatlng n
ouacemner thatn the grear wies
ratuer cost in3 had cas 1906, ne
aiidol'hars benteao yeari
e hstiratof thca consumpin
ors 138re0 protnseeiverom yertin
etUted tates. Tie ispequaors.
Wes toVrii ote the detsfo yhoides
ertdipteia9, appndciis enho
gitdsemplabees, sallpoxi a cacer
1hu oether Towen agauin eorid
acnih e timt-6596 pon . vitmcn
fex ittl sood netin. elstwt
Five33 mion pole nofe living Ain
ama Unite tadtes a doed rt fl
.2n caner dhousne ando prvention ofe
Thirty meneaety Undriefater an
'hol Faniso, Csiate-Wratpperei
hile ventacleoaant million person
ainLnd, eabdiereod by teedah.
Te CourgeWreiCopicy, fougtt
irthis whfein they hord ou therackd
teame omon, whicpr ie in thity
Re MrCounty Shoast. asth
Th deonl D.s hade-Aetlden'tered
oae mies'i oddn the ght.s ur
,undeah ofe 312 men, andinur to
316r moewa attcckdn to tantistics
t made public by dtaetGeological
rveyd Tre eath reord amng te
ed minerws happing theothr was
rcete his 1033ghani96,adi
The toibve bean th chorat thea riub
ae hitey hofstng cogal miin theduarg
bov. Two figred entceesentrmed
Wahingto. the diPstrsas and
rtsat we not reeive fint ertain
tatesuhain o mnerisfepetrmnt
nde byth i.niav reprteon theheavt
etruh rateich 1907, el.ev ther thou
ademstraes tanthisrcuryti asoe
fch for terclosis Tons Noewn
enth rea of Med.c4 and Sroutio
ara as thbirhd wtha eth re ofd
a2 Deretoru.s.andet and Sur-cio o
Th Brton Feegh Wndrighter
Sarn Franigh, Cwho srthedriin
trthe tetentays nhevi ishv
rdthn Lefdca dive temploye by
eCast. HeWatreking manys fouich
rhsquie i heruy h often was
eaerulara whcT liesi hirtn'
sTheond ishdeientthtueclr estered
aato hewas takd Agattn
Te hat ase happnoming nter hen
--yrom the Indianapolis News.
S A BILLION A YEAR.
ruberculosis Congress by Professor
ihen they are beginning to earn
aoney. The minimum cost of doc
ors' bills, nursing, medicines and loss
f earnings amount to over $2400 in
,ach cAse, while the -earning power
vhich might have been it death had
iot come brings the total cost to at
east $8000 for each individual.
If this sum is multiplied by the
138,000 deathe, the cost, it is seen,
s bigger than the immense sum of
p1,000,000,000. Professor Fisher es
.imated that over half this cost falls
ipon the victims themselves, but the
.ost to other3 than the consumptive
s over $440,000,000 a year.
As a matter of self-defense, he
iverred, it would be worth while to
the community in order to save mere
ly a quarter of the lives now lost by
consumption to invest $5,600,000,
000. At present only a traction of
one per cent. of this sum is being
used to fight the disease.
Professor Fisher expressed his be,
lief that isolation hospitals for in
curable consumptives are the best in
vestment of all, because in this wa:
the most dangerous consumptives ar
pravented from spreading the diseas
by cAreless spitting in their home
EIRS LOST LIVES.
orst Year In History of Industry.
92,535 tons for each life lost. Mi
souri had the lowest death rate, head
ing .the roll of honor with .95 an
499,742 tons of coal mined for eac]
Statistics do not bear out the pop
ular idea that most mine -disaster
result from explosions. Of the tota
number reported dlring the last yeai
947 deaths and 343 injuries resulte
from gas and dust explosions, and 20
deaths and 416 injuries were cause
by powder explosions. The chie
cause of death amer g the miners, th
report explains, was due to the fallin
'of mine roofs and coal. Such dlisas
ters caused 1122 deaths and 214.
EK W. Parker, chief statisticIan o
the survey, asserts that much benefi
wvili result from the action of Con
gress in appropriating $150,000 to in
vestigate mine disasters and taki
steps to decrease the number of ac
cidents each year.
9 DEVIL FISH.
old of Wcckl When Attacke..
out of the darkness and one twinec
about his neck. As the efforts of thi
men on the surface to comply witi
his signal threatened to pull his hel
met off, Lund was forced to signa
thenm to stop.
With only his left arm free h4
hacked at the tentacles until thea
were partially crippled, but he wac
being drawn toward the fish when h4
saw the outline of the body. Plung
lag toward it he .drov'n his knife witi
all lia force into the head, repeatinj
the blow until he had slashed it int<
sections. In its death throes the ac
topus tightened its tentacles until the
diver was almost crushed in its em,
"Lund Inally cut himself free and
was brought to the surface fainting.
DN TO CURE TUBERCULOSIS
lection into the muscular tissue iS
order to avoid digestive derangement
Dr. Wright says:
"I1 am convinced," he adds, "thai
in mnercury we have a specific for tu.
berculosis, and that the only questior
remaining is how long a time will b(
required to effect a cure. We follo's
the well established rules of treat.
ment during the administration 01
the drug-open air, rest, proper food~
in abundance, sanitation, personal hly.
glene and selection of climate." Rur
geon-General Rixey dleclines to corn
muent on the tests.
Of course it is not claimed by Dr.
Wright that the new treatment will
l'estore the lost lung tissue, but where
there is enough lung tissue to suppori
life heabelievesth vcwTm. ca bes
INgALENT CA'TA l L JELLY
Deatness and Oneta TrialtUW$
It is the gentle mind.-tfigt
the gentleman.. S.
NA NITA FROM 81K 138
After -AU Hope Hid- Vanished
Mrs. J. H. Bennett, 69 Fountafn
St., Gardiner, Me., says: "My back
used to trouble. me
so severely that at
last I had to give u
I took to my bed and
stayed there four
. -months, suffeing'itb
. tonse pain, dizzines,
headache and -infm
mation of the blad
E) I. Vder. Though with
out hope, I begam
using Doan's Kidneyi
Pills, and in three months was iom
pletely cured. The trouble has never
Sold by all dealers. 50 c'ents a box..
Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalp. N. Y.
When you are dealing with a mulir
it is wise to see to it that said mule
has no kick coming.
nAD zozEmA 15 TEARS.
Mrs. Thomas Thompson, of ClarkovlI
G.. writes, under date of April 28. 1E07: "I
suffered 15 years with tormenting eozema;
had the best dootors to prescribe; but noth
ing 41d we aty good until I got TaTTXassa.
It cured me. I am so tbqnkful."
Thousands of others can testify to similar
oures. TA-rTTaNsS is sold by drug er
sent br mail for 50a. by J. T. Suumwu,
Dept. A, savannah. Ga.
You never knew a man until you
have started him talking upon the
subject of his pet enemy:
Ificks' Capudine Cures Headache,
fhether from colds, heat, stomach or
nervous troubles. No Accetanilid or dan
gerous drus . It's liquid and acts imme.,
diately. ial bottle 10c. Regular sum
2c. and 50c.. at all druggists.
When we get home and take stock
of our chig-gers, blisters, burns and
bills we are inclined to be glad to
think it is over.
Queer that your next door neighbor
should think you are a mean, inter
fering wretch when you tell her that
little Johnnie has a fire under the
A burned child dreads the licking
l he's going to get when dad finds out
s he has been playing with matches.
The man who tells a secret fmna-wo
man isn't foolish, but just diplomatic
and crafty. It is his way of announa
ing it to the world.
Lots of girls a're as mild ar milk
and as sweet as honey and still they
may have the tabasco sauce up their
3 Many a hobo would make a good
Emperor, but the distressing thing
, about it is .that there is more call for
Iharvest hands in this country' than
, for emperors.'
w ''.He is having a peek of trouble."
i ''And in t rouble how mnh. is a
H peek1' ...,
''"Oh a bnUbel and a half orso'
If you expect to have to borrow
money, betiter borrow it before you
need it; it is easier to do so.
''htpatenut medicine works mira
''You don't -stay.'
''Yes. It found the proprietor~ a
poor man and left him worth at least
lBnt Tells Frets About Posturn,
"We have used Postum for the
past eight years," writes a Wis. lady,
"and drink it three times a day. We
never tire of it.
"For several years I could scarcely
eat anything on account of dyspepsia,
bloating after meals, palpitation, sick
headache--In fact was in such miser~y
and distress I tried living on hot wat
er and toast for nearly a year.
"I had quit coffee, the cause of my
trouble, and was using hot water, but
thi, was not nourishing.
"Hearing of Postum I began dr'ink
ing it- and my ailments disappeared,
and now I can eat anything I want
"My parents and husband had
about the same experience. Mother
would often suffer after eating, while
yet drinking coffee. My husband was
a great coffee drinker and suffered
from indigestion and headache.
"After he stopped coffee and began
Poutum both ailments left him. He
will not drink anything else now, and
we have it three times a day. I could
write more, but am no gusher--.only
state plain facts."
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Creek,; Mieh. Read "The Road to
Wlville," in pkgs. "There's a Ruee
Ever read theabove jetter?4~p
one appears from time to time.Ve
ar euine, true, and ? phI t1
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