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A BRILIANI SUNDAV '4IMOWN BN'
UR. CGL - L [1WAf0 LO CKE.
I' Theme:n'~ ih'-. : tories.
Urooklyn N .-.3. Jv. Dr.
Char les 'E :I.')'x. :tia
LIU paLitoul'a th.Lanzion Plac,.
Methodipt Episcopal - Chureh. He
leaves to assume charge of the great
First Nothodist Episcopal- Church of
Los Angeles, Cal. Large audiences
111ed the church at both services. In
the morning Dr. Locke's subject was
'Faith's:Victories.",- The text was 1
Johii 6:4: "This. is" the victory that
overcometh. the world,, even, our
faith." Dr. Locke said:
Early in,the morning after refresh
ing sleep amid the fragr bowei-s
of Bethany, on the sedbnc Jay of our
Lord's sad and triumphant Passion
Week, Jesus with His d1sciples was
en His way around the graceful slopes
of Olivet to the great city. All being
hungry, and seeing a fig tree, they ap
proached it, confidently expecting to
enjoy the luscious fruit, for the season
of the ripening fruit had come, but
the time for the gathering of the har
vest was not yet. When they reached
the tree they found nothing, but
leaves. Christ thereupon pronounced
a curse upon the unfruitful and use
less tree, and immediately it withered
away. When the wondering disciples
saw the fig tree withered away they
marveled, but Jesus said: "If ye
. havo faith and doubt not, ye shall not
onW do this which is done to the fig
tree, but, also, if ye shall say into
this mountain, be thou removed and
be thou cast into the sea, it shall be
done; and all things whatsoever ye
shall ask in prayer believing ye shall
John was the best loved of all the
disciples of Jesus. Our introduction
to him Is when he is a young man,
when he and Andrew at the.sUgges
tion of John the Baptist, "Behold the
Lamb of God!" follow Jesus and in
quire, "Where dwellest Thou?" and
He replies, "Come and see." Sixty
years have passed; he is now an old
man standing on the mountain top of
expectancy with the light of immor
tality aglow upon his face. Looking
forward into the future he cries, "It
doth %got yet appear what we shall
be!" and looking backward upon the
way he has traveled, and upon the
great world struggling for mastery,
he shouts triumiphantly, "This is the
victory that overcometh the world,
en." It has
.t faith is a
builds laboriously and often fruitless
ly its towers of Babel, but faith quick
ly soars into the very' bosom of the
Infinite. Faith is a grateful arch
which spans the chasm between man
thq finite and God the Infinite. Faith
is a gift. "By grace ye are saved
through faith-it is the gift of God."
Faith ip tho " force by which
d by faith, we
. w. ; through our
We are saved
from sin, not by evolution, or by revo
lution, or by works alone, but by
faith-"believe on the Lord Jesus
Christ and thou shalt be saved!"
Faith is' life-"The just shall live
~y faith" was Luther's discovery on
the E4aircase in the lateran. "The
life which I now live in the flesh I
live by the faith of the Son of God."
Christ is life-He came to interpret
and enlarge life for each of us.
Faith, also, is character. Faith in
Christ Ia the foundation of character,
the inspiration of achievement. Char
* actor is what a man is doing all the
time. When the disciples asked Jesus
what they should do to work the
works of God, He replied, "Believe on
Him whom He hath sent." What we
believe will determine what we do.
Great men are great ideas incarnated.
It was said of Abraham, "He believed
God, and it was accounted unto him
"Faith is the substance of things
*,hoped for." Faith realizes while oth
er men dream and doubt and debate.
Columbus first had a vision of a new
world, and then found it. Morse was
a man of faith and prayer, until in
1844 the ftrst telegraph. wire between
.Washington and Baltimore carried
the -message, "What God hath
wrought?" So o~ Eads with his 3et
ties, Stephenson *ith his steam en
gine, and Field with his cable. What
these heroic men worked out was
'"aubstance" to them before their die
#coveries and inventions were actual
ities. The same is true of the work
and faith of our Pilgrim Fathers' and
Mothers, the founders of the Wes
loyan movement, Francis Xavier,
William Taylor, William Butler and
* Judsog. Pioneers of faith have dis
mally discovered that it is more diffi
cult to overcome the unbelief of men
than to master the principles upon
;which their deductions and inventions
After all, the stronger argument
for our dhristian faith is not what we
say, but what we do. It has been
thoughtfully remlarked that although
the unbeliever may not read the Bi
ble, he does read the life of Chris
tians to see how they live. A truth
incarnated in a consistent Christian
life is the church's invincible argu
unent for Christianity.
Faith is salvation---salvati6n from
sin and self and sorrow and sickness
and,.adversity. There is no ill of the
eeni1 for whIr'h faith ia not a specific,
liku eh 1 I o S.1*re .the,
ar CM in M ' a broth
eri who, art'e I .~ -u :'I th.ralldom
to strong dring, was finally, through.
* the faith and lnve and parnaveneea
?ee we p)an I ie
on1ccso I lred
t e a c the si fl t
it I I ailt lll,('1r:
to~~~ - mak a. cal th(Peiet fie h
hour at 6 o'clock in the morniig. He
found Mr. Lincoln reading the Bible,
and he learned that it w"s the great
emancipator's custom to spend the
early morning hour each day in Bible
reading ano prayer.
My dear friends, if any substantial
victories have been won in this dear
church during my pastorate, which
ends with this sacred -Sabbath, they
have been faith victories. Nothing
we have endeavored to do together
during these Ave ehappy years has
been worth while unless it was what
God wanted done. I am thankful- for
the kindly providence which brought
me to this noble church with its mal
titude of, devoted and loyal people. I
am deeply grateful to you all for your
love and patience, for your Adelity
and your prayers. I wish I could
have served you better. In the ardu
ous, though happy,'' labor4 of this
great parish I have been assured of
your earnest and sympathetic sup
port. Without your constant co-oper
ation I should have utterly failed. I
thank you tenderly for your generous
sympathy, for during these Ave years
my greatest sorrows have come to me.
There was a happy tri-unionate of us;
my sainted father, my only brother,
and myself. My father was a com
rade and congenial companion to his
boys. All uneipectedly, in the morn
ing of his brilliant career, my'bIther
was stricken, and in a few hours the
eminent young lawyer stood before
the Great Judge.
It was a deadening blow. My
father, advancing in years, bent un
der the chastening. Though it whit
ened his locks, it divinely brightened
his faith. It was your distinguished
honor to know my father and hear
him preach. His last sermon was
preached in this pulpit, his last public
prayer was offered at these holy, al
tars. He used to sit beside me here,
and love me into better service. Oc
casionally, when I urged him to do so,
he would visit the other churches and
listen to my brilliant confreres, who
are widely known for their eminence
and eloquence; and, then, with a par
ent's fond indulgence and extrava
gance, he would say, "My son, none
of these men preaches better than
you." I smiled at the Action, but
nevertheless my father's opinion was
more to me than any other's, and his
loving presence furnished tonic and
inspiration to my work; and when, in
that Darsonage in the very shadow of
the sanctuary, his soul ascended to
meet his Lord, the noblest and most
exquisite Christian gentleman whom
God ever made, ended his earthly pil
grimage. In my great sorrow you
sustained me with your tender pray
ers and sympathy. But the old world
has been pretty lonesome to me since
the going away of these two dear
I leave you reluctantly, but I turn
my face again to the sunset shore
with happy expectations. Many
friends await our coming. Nine
years ago this very week I laid the
cornerstone of that beautiful church;
and a piece of my heart went int'o the
copper box. I want your prayers that
my ministry there may be faithful and
A sincere and hearty welcome to
my successor, Dr. Henderson and his
family, will be a token pf true love
and loyalty to me. He is most wor
thy of your highest confidence and es
teem. He has won many trophies, is
a man who has been tried and not
follnd wanting. He is a stalwart;
rugged in body, vigorous in mind
and large of heart. He is capable,
resourceful, victorious. God bless
him and you, and make his coming
the most notable pastorate in the
-eventful history of this .church..
And, now, once more2 I thank you
one and all-the trustees, the stew
ards, the class leaders, .the Sunday
school, the presiding elders, the dea
conesses, the sexto % the Epworthu
League, the Men's 2--3-2 Club, the
missionary societies, the 'organists
and choirs, the ushers, the chilaren
who have loved me, the young. people
who have listened to me, the older
people who have prayed for me; all
who have in any way helped in these
five memorable years of my life, I
thank you with all my heart and pray
for you. To the members of other
churches, and those who have attend
ed upon my ministry who were mbot
members of this church, I would say,
you have gladdened and' encouraged
my heart by your presence and kindly
words; and I thank you, one and all,
again 'and again. Remember wifen
you come to California Ishall be there
to warmly welcome you to my church
and to my home.
"Let the Alghty Steer."
God hath a thousand keys to open
a thousand doors for the deliverance
of His own when it has come to the
greatest extremity. Let us be faith
ful and care for our own part, which'
is to do and suffer for Him, and lay
God's part on Himself, and lea'e it
there; duties are ours, events are the
When our faith goes to meddle
with events, and to hold a court (if I
may so speak) upon God's providegee,
and beginneth to say, "'How wilt Thou
do this or that?" we lose' ground, we
have nothing to do there; It is our
part to let the Almighty exercise 11is
Own'oe sind staer lisn non helm..
Charity Agent Reports Harroi
Illinois-Stabbed With Fork
Broken Also Among Crir
Many Sold For Money
Relates Instances of
Parente and Pi
Chicago, Ill.-How- the wards of
the State have been abused and tor
tured, was the subject of a sensational
recital by the Rev. Charles Virden,
agent of the State Board of Chari
ties, to the State Conference of Char
ities, held at Rock Island. His paper
was entitled "The State Visitation of
Children," and said, in part:
"During the last two years I have
personally handled apiroximately 550
special cases. Mos4 o the children
are well cared for when placed in
family homes. The had cases are
e.xceptions. For example, I have
found them tortured wi%h hot Irons,
stabbed with toasting forks and sci&
sors, limbs broken, hair torn out b
the roots, lashed until black and blue
from .head to foot, faces cut and
scarred and eyes blinded.
"Numerous other cases of crime
against children In the form of as.
sault have been prosecuted. and It
the three years of my Incumbency ten
ofet of fenders have been sent t
the penitentiary and numerous .ail
commitments and fltes hav been Im.
Many Children Sold.
"There has been a wholesale traffic
In children in Illinois. I have a re
ceipt in my possession for a child
who had been sold for a stipulated
"Il o he d cases
wstae with tsingthrs an young
gorl, limbs bren, thair antor otd,
thaed rots asmareuti bak andsoluey
nude eept foot, fers cut an l
sic f ul,carried andoutsblihed
"Nmerousn oher oanes one crho
agains achiep it. The ifort fnas
saus hve been rosecuted, had bee
th tensoeyr of myr cuyefor aeum
bof es.fedr aebe ett
The peienaryoed numerusthis
commtmleas thacnd eshild thatm
herea been afo wholeistrauticn
nidrn-Hnr Elini. Avemstre-g
cptfino my poesionr for ah Cild
whoid ofe od fonral Istiulated
addresin the mosta ditesing caste
occurred intQincy Illtitute a ilds
wasm taken fro rieted uothe youtn
gl,swhey thad' anre our tombe,
nude, ecept ford o erbing ofsed up.
iecmae the quintcied aboute th ee
treet ndoffered dipay ne lwcho
woud accep t. The infntae conally
waquen o auc watn whohad enos
da nsinro f ture cutoranm
"Th evidence wshpooed tha ths
was t ast the seers Lusiand tad
paroesoria cemiourdy a thousyand
Addressin Obhervnulerin of NaueTell
taokong, id ginto as diacl tor keep
cal,mae whenh Bel is eected," eruh
lssaid the woldg store o timer
luron cap o were beng usecdep.
Imethe unryntist urto there
coune'y land I'm theu iofvitbecne
quence o suchowast's gin tnowibea
dihadntetr? e leear oeo
the come,int, ad Iprpriked b the
fac thm:eseaesLsiai n
sAw Cthe Oberver the Nurtels ick
ryNutw York Cetutttthere narue
tliitsgoing to be esta a month nw.
luAurinut crop tand and fredce
har wintgr?pell, hereod are some of
sth like f the b* rts --'- -'
QF THE AIR.
Berrywan, in. the Washington Star.
4 WITH HOT IRONS.
wing Cruelty to State Wards in
s-Hair Torn Out and Limbs
aes Against Little Ones
--The Rev. Mr. Virden
Persecution by Foster
The saddest part of it all is that there
is no law in the State of Illinois pro
hibiting the sale of a child."
In speaking of other specific eases
the Rev. Mr. Virden said:
"A girl of thirteen years, commit
ted by the Juvenile Court, was made
a household drudge. Our State agent
found that she was being beaten with
a horsewhip. The girl was removed
and placed in a good home, where she
was given a chance for education and
Burned With Hot Knife.
"A girlrhaving only one parent
living, seven years old, was in the
home* of k family at Alton, Ill. The
evidence showed that this child was
'overed With bruises. Her face was
burned, her hands were hacked with
a red hot knife and the sight of one
eye was destroyed. The foster moth
er, charged with having inflicted these
wounds, was fined for assault and
battery, and will be tried under the
"A girl was the victim of her step.
father's attacks for ten years, after
she was seven years old. Her dtep
father was sent to the penitentiary
and the girl sent to a good home.
"Two girls, aged five and~ten, were
forced to beg on the streets for their
mother, who kept a disreputable re
sort. They are now in good homes.
"A girl thirteen years old did the
washing and ironing for a family of
seven. She had no school advan
tages. An investigation showed that
she wore her foster mother's old
clothes and shoes; was overworked
and recejved no salary; that her life
was ins red in the benefit of the
fhiother-in-law in the home. The
child was returned to the home on
txial upon th'e cancellation of the life
iznsurance policy, and promised that
she was to receive new clothes and
$2 a week. I protest against the in
'surance of the livesof these chiildren."
era' Coal Consumption--No Substitute Yet
or more tons of coal while crossing
I the ocean. This extravnennen was
igloried in as anx engineering acnieve-'
ment when it ought to be anathema
The public comforted itself with
the belief that science would dis
cover a substitute for coal, and there
for felt no compunction in recklessly
destroying the capital won from the
sunjin past ages, but science could
not, at present support the illusion.
Professor Armstrong earnestly
urged serious scientific study of eco
nomical methods of fuel consumption,
outlining the directioni such study
ought to take.
What is Coming in the Way of WVeather
they will be delicious when the frost
"Heavy husks on the corn. The
farmers say that Is a sure sign.
"Wasps and hornets building their
nest nearer the ground than usual.
"The cricket and katydid orches
tras working overtime; that's a sure
enough indication of an early win
"Dame Nature in a good and
thoughtful provider fdr all the lit,tle
folk of the foresxt and field, you
know; that's why there is sueh a big
crop of nuts and wild grapes and
fruit--so that .the squirrels, the mice
and the birds won't go hungry
through the long winter. I tell you
what, there is nothing hit-or-miss
about the indications I have men
tioned. All you have to be is a close
observer of nature to know what is
of the 'Well-Idrd ofth Wo0 -
always been for a simp1e,peat &
efWient liquid laxative remedy of kn
value; a laxative which physolaisa
sanction for family use because its
ponent parts are known to them to be
wholesome and truly beneficial in efect,
acceptable to th6 system and g4ntle, yet
prompt, in action.
In supplying that demaid with its ex
cellent combination of Syrup of Figs an&
Elixir of Senna, the Caqfornis Fig Syrup.
Co. proceeds along ethical lines ad rolles,
on the merits of the laxative for its renark.
That is, one of many reasons why
SYrup of Figs and Elixir of Senna is givea
the preference Oy the Well-Informei.
To get-its beneficial effects always-bOy
the genuine-nanufactured by the Cali
fornia Fig Syrup Co., only, and for sa
by all leading druggists. Price fifty cent&
"It is never too late to mend, my
'I know a better one, mother."
"What is it?"
"Never to late to get new ones.
too Rewsd, $100.
The readers'of this paper will be pleased to
learn that tbere is at least one dreaded dis
gase that science has been able to cure in all
ts stages. and that isCatarrh. Hall'sLUtarrh.
%ureit e nly positive gunow known to
the medi teimity. Catarri being a ed
statutional drea requires a oonstitutionaS
treatment. all's tarrhCurei taken inter
nally,acting directly upon the blood and mu-,
cous lerfaces of the system,thereby dettroy
min t foundation of the disease, and giving
the patient strength by building up the con
stitution and assisting nature an doing its
work. The proprietors ha#e so much faith
in it curative powers that they offer One
Hundred Dollars for any case that it faiLs to
sure. Send for list of testimonial.P. Address
F. J. Cuxxzy & Co.. ' oledo, U.
Sold hv nrgints. 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
Not Like Other Girls.
Mrs. B.-My daughter is very spi
ritual. She kept up her church work
through all the hot weather.
Mrs. D.-What kind of work?
Mrs. B-She went to the sea
shore and came home engaged to it.
'Twas the verdict of the neighbors
He'd drawn his final breath
'hat he lived so strenuous a life
He'd lived himself to death.
Love's Brightest Dream.
Jones-When the rich widow mar
ried the young fellow she told him he
would have nothing to do but spend
Bones-And now I
Jones-And now she allows him
just $6 a week.
Gave It Way.
''I am saddest when I sing."
''Nobody liste.ning to you couldl
He ceased to use the hateful weed
To please his wife, but then
He wore so very large a grouch
She made him start again.
Beauty is good for women, firmness'
for men. -So. 43- 'O8.
NOT A MIRACLR
Just Plain Cause and Effect.
There are some quite remarkable.
things happening every day, which
seem almost migaculous.
Some p)ersons would not believe.
that a man could suffer from coffee.
drinking so severely as to cause spells.
of unconsciouswness. And to ftieoma.
pieto relief In; etranging from coffee
to Postum is well worth recording.
"Il used to be a great coffee drink
er, so much so that it was killing me
by inches. My heart became so weak
I would fall and lie unconscious for
an hour at a time. The spells caught
me sometimes two or three times a'
"~My friends, and even the doctor,.
told me it was .driraking coffee that
caused the 'trouble. I would not be
lieve It, and still drank coffee until I
could not leave my room.
"Then my doctor, who drinks Pos
turn himself, persuaded me to stop
coffee and try Postumn. After much
hesitation I concluded to try It. That
was eight months ago. Since then N
have had but few of those spells,
none for more than sour months.
"I feel better, sleep better and am
better every way. I now drink noth
ing but Postum and touch no coffee,
and as I am seventy years of gge all
my friends think the improTisment
"There's a Rleason."
Name given by Poatum Co., Battle
Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to
Wellville," in pkgs.
Ever reasl thenabove letter? A twen
one appears fromu time to timne. they