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Subject: The Abundant Z40..
Brooklyn, N. Y.-Sufid%Y iorning,
in the First Church of 3hist (Disci
ples), the pastor,- the' Rev. Herbert
Mrtin, Ph. D., preached on "Religion
and Life." The text was from John
10:10:,"I came. that they may hav
life, and Way have It abundantly."
Dr. Martin said:.
Christ cmii'e-hot'to teach a theol
ogy primarily, it at all, but to give
,life, more life. He came to give lite
to others rather than live a self-cen
tered life. I cane that they may, have
life. He came to give life here and
now. His emphasis was upon *the
- present life. He that hath the Soj4
bath life. Life in the future is a
corallary to present life. To.have life
here and now is the only guarantee,
the only possibility of futu'e life.
- The value and ieed of religion'for
tOe present life are being emphasized
to-day as at no time since the early
Christian era. This identification of
religion and life tends to make re
ligion a normal phenomenon in hu
man experience. Religion has long
suffered because of its almost ex
clusive other-world emphasis. Its re
moval to the future as the proper
sphere of its activity, its other-world
advantages caused men to regard it
as an abstract, vagud and unreal, and
to treat it as haying little practical
benefit for the present. Under such
Oonditions religion would be disre
9arded, or, if accepted, it would be in
an almost altogether objective way as
a precautionary meas\ire, A%nd .thus
never become a vital element in the
program of daily life. The normal
"Man is intensely interested in the
present, and in the sweet by-:and-by
only as it is related to his present
Interest. If religion is to cut any
r. fliinrp In this life it cap do so only
:'-Af to and identfies ttedit
ent interests. And this
.1pable of doing, and is
'kl Aaster identified Himself
of the people; in fact,
t He might give life to
the people.
The same hopeful sign is discovera
ble in the educational world. Com
pare the curricula of the schools and
colleges of other days with those of
to-day and how evident is the differ
ence. Education as preparation for
living in the far future, even of the
present life, does not and never did
appeal to the normal mind unless the
appeal was effected through a liberal
application of physical force. Since
the days of Rousseau education as
Inpra rr-aration has gradually and
fallen into disrepute. E
e discovered the practical
absorptlon of the child in
. They have discov4redj
that even the young
Ive while being educated,
and that as such it, must enjoy certain
rights. As a result of these discov
eries education Is no longer a mere
formal process whose goal Is utterly
remote from the priesent. life inter
ests. Education aims to equip the
student for present living since he
must live while he is in process of
being educated. You cannot take a
boy of fifteen years and educate him
for some position at thirty and ex
pect him to fill that positiorr satisfac
torily If you wholly disregard the fact
that he lives and must live from
afteen to' thir.ty. M4odern .education
'takes note of this and seeks, whIle
looking toward the future, to qualIfy
the student in the largest way to live
the fullest life in .the present days and
by so living will he be able to realize
those future expectations. In addi
tion to form, education gives content,
or better, to-day minds are formed
and fashioned by giving them a con
tent. Education and religion seek tp
vitalize the present and out of it to
make possible the future. Their aim
is one, inspired by the Master, to give
more life.
-Jesus came with life for the pee
pie and brought it to .the people. He
sought the people. He went out af
ter them instead of waiting for the
people to come to Him. His life was
one of faith in God and service to
and among men. He came to min
ister, and did minister. He came to
give life and He gave .it every day.
. he life of men was being enriched
and ennobled as He gave Hiinself,
His life to them each day. The giv
ing of His life on the cross was, from
this point of view, tlfe final act of
that life which was, par excellence,
the life-giving life. Organised re
ligion is beginning to go out after
and to the people. Churches have
long since ceased to be built whose
entrances are guarded by Iron gates
and padlocks. "!Strangers weleome,"
-that condescending phrase, does not
appear so frequently on our church
migns. Religion has girded herself
for service. She is working in the
Young Men's and Young Women's
Christian Associations, and is f,ound
In settlemegt, and slumn work.' Her
Woicis hieitrd in the factdry noon-day
meetings, on the street corners, in
ihe fhl ri n all the busy
a M en. a anized religion is
- Ii Mi n a ' voice, is catch
~'1 vi'I1u,p, v ho said, "I came
I' in m d life." So of edu
V) . I! L b given to the peo
piea . 15 laM a Lunger the peculiar
privilege of the few. The people are
being sought out and compelled to be
educated. Education is for the peo
ple and is being giveu to the people.
E4ucation alms to give more, life
to the individual, and mnore life for
more 'individuals. It Ic true that
knowledge enlarges one's World and
contributes to his survival. His hori
son is widened, biis ideAs atid ideals
'are enlarged, he discoer p deper
mealiag in things,' life tSkk lehr
.nd better aspects; in 5flUM --r
- maaep a ariter life. Thin &t#
'reniainsi yet - 71
our public s6ti , h go
nd colleges. Le IL' toember
in 6ur syteh the
the fewer the p at out of
hundred pupi eter Oi14
school only tWtyofve stay -io
enough to reat write; thatuo6r
.twenty out of* dred stay 16ng4l
than, the Afth e; that les that
one out of oUY,huAdred who enter
our public schools graduate from the
high schools; that a Itall proportion
of high school graduates enter adl
lege, and that a sall percentoe af
tho' dWh enter c6liege ne-41i uh 4
graduation; all-his In- the. fae 0
the fact that our system is graded
largely toward the university. If ed:
moatiok gives life it should give more
life to a greater -number of - lpdi
.vidnolo. Jesus .taught that the ninety
and nine that were safe within the
fold could not furnish an excuse for
the neglect of the one that was away,
With these things in mind should we
rest content with that system which
saves the one to the neglect of the
ninety and nine?
To produce such a result, no one
cause is adequate. It has bean fre.
quently said, and with truth, that the
course of study does not have suf
ficient vital contact with the life and
interest of the pupil, and consequent
ly, because of its lack'of interest for
him, fails to hold him. Rapid pro.
gress, however, is being made in our
own city toward the correction of
such undesirable conditions. Anoth
er cause, more deep-seated and more
serious, is the growing commercial
spirit of the day. The dollar is the
circle of life. Men sell their own
souls and put under tribute their
children's for dollars. There is greal
need for resolute struggle againt
the allurements of dollars. Too many
altaft are bqing builded to the god of
gold; too many souls are being sacri.
f1ced upon these altars. It is hard,
yes, well nigh impoEsible, to trans.
mute commercial ideals, dollars and
cents Into more abundantlife.-.,
.,Our pourse of,study may well need
revision', may require a radical change
in .content. But our greatest need Is
larger and truer ideats established
firmly in the- hearts and minds of out
boys and girls. . A greater emphasis
must be placed upon moral and ideal
than qpon matehal and commercial
value. The voice in defense of thb
child s Inalienable rights, his heritage
of moral and religious ideals, should
ring deep into the hearts of parents
Parents need to learn that the dollar
is not the goal of life, tiat the child
is more than the victim of a parent'
base ideals; that he is more than a
money-making machine. -They need
to learn that the child has a self-hoo<
to be developed[, a soul to be cultared
and a destiny to -be achieved. Tc
take a child out of school and compe
him to earn money is to deny -himn i
rights, lp to degrade him. Fo
parents to do so is selfish, brutt~l, im
moral. I fpea.t that,-one of the great
est evili that threaten our 'nation i
our too complete allegiance to com
inercial ideals. Our mad rush f6
gold m4kes us a nation of individual
rather than a -democracy.. Chrjs
says, ""No man liveth unto himself.
In New York it 'sometines seems af
though every man--reversed that prin
ciple. Individualism is a menace tc
the .lfe of the r6public. T.here is, as
never before, a -crying -need foi
parents and teachers to exalt mora
and spiritual values; -a need to de
throne the god of gold and to re
enthrone the God -of -old; <a need .t
engrave upon the very physical and
spiritu-al fiber of the 'child's naturi
the exceeding, the 'incomnparabl<
worth of moral character.. Parent:
themselves need :to possess -and prop
erly estimate these idea'is and then tA
instil11 them and give them first place
In the hearts. of their 'children. Suel
ideals of truth and righ'teousness, im
plying as they do a profetinder sens<
of social obligatIon, will-'contribute ii
the highest degree to the enriohmen
of human life, to a mera abundan
Mighty possibi1ities are resident ii
the teacher's vocation because of.thi
nmaterial with whIch he works. -'EDer
nal contsequences follow therefrom
The true'teacher spends 'ltttle timi
waiting for pay day to come. His il
a worthier work than that .of a mern
wage earner. He is a maker . fo:
social bettdrment, not a mere hire
ling. As with the preacher, r'ight
eouspess is llis concern; with God -hi
is a co-worker, That our teachera
might feel that.they are called of Got
and are doing God's work, there wai
a Man sent fromk God.who was names
Teacher. He Himself says His' mis
sion was to give a more abundan
life. -That was His mission, that wai
His religion, that was His life. The
religious aspect of the teacher's work
the religion of education,, if you will
is a subject worthy of more though1
than it has received.
While there is an imperative nee
for teachers with ideals, we must noi
forget that the ideals must be of-pos
sible attainment. We need, then
sane teachers, teachers balance4 bI
p8rigectIve. , False. i4geals, ideals be
yp944 the realm of the possible, helt
uzi before the young, ,defeat the
teacher's purpose. Hold up before a
boy an Impossible Ideal, making hitr
struggle toward its realization unti
one day its utter absurdity dawni
upon hiin, and withf what'reatilt? Hii
cherished idol falls and with it'therE
come tumbling down all his ideal con
structs. In this day when out collegE
presidents are little triore than hoe3
gatherers, when our school prineipala
are little more than clerical workea
there is a positive ileed for teact
with lofty ideals, but -ideals ~iti
the realm of possible achiev t.
Impossible ideals ulade for lawlg*
ness rather than for righteotyp4g
and the betterment of life.
We need, finally, td. r#discoveKtiE
nianing of life, to leai that a a&'
liconsistath not in e abundLe
d 4ietAings that hep ees. .1~
,netedisonver th fano'at
. %d
. It
Prof. Hirth Calls Chir
New York City.-Friedrich Wrth,.
PrOfessor of Chinese In Corumbia
University, who as a lifelong student
of the Chinese people, their language
and literature, is considered ione of
the best authorities living on Chinese
topics, gave it as ble opinion that the
death of the Empress Dowager and
the Emperor meant the opening of
ani entirely new and b'etter era which'
would benefit not only China but the
Lother wations of the world. He
thought -affairain China would from
now on advance rapidly toward Euro
pean Wdeals, and though brogrerbs will
r be Ue rapid than' In Japan, China
rwould 'In thirty or -even twenty years
be transformed Into a nation" on an
equal footing. with the,,-their -great
natilont.of.th6 worldi, .
Professor Hirtb bad "no belief In
rthe 4report that foul 'play had entered
Into fthe death of the'Do*rager or thes
E-peror. In regard 'to" the geineral
attitudia of -the Influen'tial parties and
Individuals. toward the new rule, he
said: '
"I thfilk the eients 10of the next few,
-weeks or. days- v'M' determine the
question of- bloodshed or peace. I
think that both M1hrals and Conser-j
vatives are ready to wait quietly In
enrder to see w1hat#'wournde *tGoen
metwl aeAric hni
Libeal, nd h ha -enugh olloers
'I hik.amog herellydageou
Pm-n. Hhsited Geralls Chir
dPoestrio m ineHe lneCof nhbse
Uho~vey wcoes ifelonreatuen
ofeChinaeasseeope; thatlangae
that betio uhrtis rlewilg tnd."ne
topeig it a i opnenea hato the
death tof Empesan Dowager and
th appero mea vher openn of
would bfit Chtlonl hi ntagonitich
orelrations tee 'the tworad the
noono byvne roager tofa the Eo
bero trsosed inet disatinaction
amheror that Liberalayh had feted
i'the eat o the mp er th
tEAufertoIisetr Aplito te general
,tiu~o tRed Sinflun tialeprt iesn
Indiurertoa hainbenerle,gins
hi tin the ee hof teighbort byw
qodouestio oi loosh, or pearer,
thik that oth Liedal and Cthe.r
vative ofrte Crdo'wai j uery. i
Sauerlo e Haodrws the. Goaen
whosemure. wa Puncer Cinesia
tin.rae wnhas lenouh frontoer
athnk:h amng kie really cageof
ing lartte oarentssassead, woul
mg e cle tr Aidnaristi aty
toavrth an tqesteiron.em.both
Prie the Iquete, u anrotee
than. He has noknowedgerman ot. Mem
China haf-thenmlurore that single
tat houd whe theogh show rd an
hats direon his rue lende.m"n
Seakrmnth ista oeeraluapecthe
onet of thermn an Dager ego
spokaeatrs avr enfca
" coTry the vooaesr o thim"
amoge the Leg woha es
"hehops othel inquiredthCoo
eSain whihi staning by.on ist
Mder thagetegonill againt
bloodoots,L." Hrh amr
oneh he Cner's diinryed.o
whoe murdrwa butner nesigap
tion. Hed wa clly' histfroed dHr
atngared kle witha attaer of i
gien clwt hi ide.th..tk
toon by Trigs, In the New York Pres.
iese Borrn Parliamen~
icts. Progress.
"Yet Tal-An.played a valuable part.
It almnost seems she saved the nation
In 1898, wheni by a coup d'etat the
Young Emperor tried.' to crd-wd on
China in twenty days changes which
the nation would 'have needed as
many years to digest.
"Yet, the Emperor being highly
appreciated by the party of reform
and progress, her seizure of the relss
of Governinent and suppression of
new Ideas cast a gloom over the spirit
of th'e empire. And little as we know
the new characters on the Chinese
atage, it Is fair to believe that bott
extremnes--conservative and progres
sive-will hold themselves in check
and, will wait to see where the Gov
ernmqnt Is tending.. All depends oi
eventsy it is Impossible to state wha
will happen; one can orAly speak oj
"But the'tenency, whether calm
or vIolent, will. I feel sure,, be toward
liberalism. These two deaths have
cleared the course for China. There
is much talk of antagonism toward
Manchu rule, yet that antagonism to
a thing of rcent years; it has been
greatly heightened by the relations
between the Emperor and his aunt,
the Dowager. I beliee now that that
'atagonism hol cthmseveswn co he
tim, wanl will to see wherewh Gov
Gernmnt. is tin..Al adepenve a
rit. heny have clays peak4 to
pre obiles.r alaenain.Cr
tain t the arenasy weltefr clib.
lionbeism Ttese tan dthTrs ora
theae.e. us fo beliee Thereil
ismdel telr Governmnton tow ard
anehe Governmet, that gnsme
asthige of rhe progrs ithbenerywl
eTe thesEentrornmen hs at
trong,laberaillarty behindewt, andth
radis atosmcin die moruty
now tak anyo harm omnstronal
moeen,bt. -lthink and aveal al
ways the overht, thhee wel fit
sed it. Theydehaveslwaystappeath--t
wast bped or parliametrins wher
hinyu tould bre asound,fitnd for was
brogh intton nsco yOrenalna
Tien-better anttd thry thejoured to
thersoos a by,l anttd, thigun was
the apanentey car eliev they eslts
molow thefirivengen oten the p
jurymen Gowered arond tt tem
staes ot'fo thei prgres genrally wrose
amrong liberam at idi, and the sses a
raialore tomuch pisn e ol minort
now torndo nyharm guo exan stron
mn, th maneral had radical,e are
with the muovernmen thwatpon. nots
boesae aae aandiou oubeemek.nth
point of Makingr Davsh fi o lieaty
hen her waod s seay aeut.
Wsaitou futr ovestigto whe
hisrgu ould backfontothencout room
brht int court. etsth jr
The an Coroner ndi 'ur adouned te
nheeodssoery ad that gun was
toby, asentto arlesothe reslts.o
thFoowdoo tthe fiio t her gunfhe
jryme hisrowed arndit Ontoem
amng he anl teifsene.a
Susequeanthe pmoe caruldt ear.n
Heftunef tote guan to eamnet
and the mn who aead ugestnd the
poinhtt o mang dhah for librt
MR. WM V. VAktXi
Mr. William F. Vahlberg. Oklaboms
Cat 0 a., *rites:
s. ttle of Pernan whieb I
takon did oteo' ward rellevi a
vated ease O4eS#V* e. LEI."
Ov tan. years of treatment wit the
bet ftVAL
* e IP hopes of relief. and
ontlyted Peruns as a last resort.
" a con nue using it. as 1 W. st'.
tan 4 tV &" pear
ma d
aI Most ch =aemnend, Parua to
alLwho May t~
J?Orua U usl .i&k as a iem"
i betot t" ; o
oes hae beem aW t
hvbeen visited. TravW bWhas ft rfs
sorted to.
t aPe is tried. Reef is found.
In tory is re *eted over ad over
an, everid in te year. it is sueb rt
suits as this71this 6ve Peruna its unme
sailable bold upon e people. We 6ould
say nothina that would add fpK" to su*
testinoninIas as the above. Tt le
who have had catarr and bave 04
every other rqmedy avaable, Bud reh e In
Peruna, constitutes the best argument as
could be made.
Peruna is sold by you- loOt 1 -
gist. Buy a bottle toda
80. 40-'08.
& -1 . . , 4 %
Men are neither suddenly rich nor
suddenly good.-Libanius.
W ANTED. AGENTS to sell our sew Book,
W Home Doctor, or Royal Road to,
Health and Happlnem." Best colpmIsson
offered. C. H.ROBINSON & CO.,harlotte,N.O.
If you wish to reach the highest,
-begin at the lowest.-Syrus.
Hicks' Capudine Coures Nervousnes,
Whether tired out, worried, pesne
or what not. It aiet4nd e brain
and' rorves. it' liquid and il.asant to '
take. Trial bottle 10.'. Regular aises 18Gb,
and l0c., at druggista.
Port Paragraphs.
. If .we pay for the music we will
jinm in the dance.--Fr<
Charity to yourself
up for severity to othe
Sloth is tpie key to pc
If no fight, np' victory; no victory,
no crown.--Savonarola.
The eagle does not war against
fi ogs.--Italian.
'Every tainted diollar knows where
to get an immunity bath and how to
become respectable.
Some broad-minded people are nev..
ertheless so thin-minded that their
liberality of opinion avails little.
it is queer that the milk of human
kindness does not get chiui,ed into
butter by the turbulence of somne of
'its: supposed possessors:
The pistol witir which Morgis. .Iaag
the would-be irdere' ot ' Atto%ey:
Fi-ancis J. Hene.v in San Franelseo,
killed himself wasi conacealed in .his
-Eight persons died when a ne;rro,
about to b)e arrested in- Oklahoma,
killed the sheriff and a piolicemani and
was later shot to death by a mob in
a house, which was then set on fire.
lip Abanadonwd After Playsician#
Mirs. Ercnos Shearer. Yew and Wash.
ington hits.. Centralla, Wash., ga
"Por years
* weak and runm
could not sleep, m
limiba swelled
~ / the secretions
troublesome; p.$
were lntense, wg
fast in bed for
months. Th~q O.
tors said tb dvas
no cure for me and I was l6~p to
die.. Bettitiurged, I used b4t.id--t
ney !iths. l4oon I was b d~ int a,
few elt was about t us *M1
'and er -op again."
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