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THE' REPUBLIC: MONDAY. AUGUST G. 1900.
POINTED SERMON TO
(Doctor Bradden Hamilton, Emi
nent Episcopalian Divine, to
SET THE PACE FOR NATION.
Bundny Golf.Playinp and Petly
Gambling, If Continued at
Newport, Will Spread Oyer -.
Newport. R. I.. Aug. 5,-The Kcvcrond
Doctor Bradden Hamilton, secretary of tlio
Episcopal Publication Society of New
Tork. preached at All Saints Memorial
Chapel, Newport's most fashionable place
of worship, this morning. Ho startled his
hearers by his discussion of Sunday golf,
bridge -nhist and the growth of intemper
ance. Doctor Hamilton has been a summer resi
dent of Newport for many years. He is
well known in society. His wlfo is n
daughter of Colonel Howard A. Stevenson
of Germantown. Pa. Doctor Hamilton is a
golfer of 6kiH, and made a handsome score
In yesterday's tournament at the Newport
Golf Club. But he plays only on week
Tn a sermon at All Saints' last year he
talked on divorce in n striking way. refer
ring directly to the action of a prominent
couple who were married in Connecticut on
the same day that the woman was divorced
In New Tork. In his sermon to-day Doctor
"On ac:ount of the important position in
Feveral ways which Newport holds In the
eyes of the people of this country, your
life here is of most vital importance, not
only for your own sakes', but because of
your Influence on the 75,000,000 people who
are looking to you for example, for prece
"Jf the people here introduce a certain
Idea this year, before two years 50,000,000
out of the 75.000,000 of our people in this
country will try and work out. that idea in
their own way and in their own different
spheres. It always has been the case in
the history of the world that those pos
sessed of most earthly privileges were fol
lowed by the remainder of the populace in
matters right or matters wrung.
N"viort's Itesponsjbillt r.
"I am not saying that these things ought
to be; I am stating facts as they are. Hence
tho ideas that you establish by your llfp
here are associated with great responsibil
ity. You are responsible to God and the peo
ple of this country for a great deal .of good
or a great deal of harm. For example, if
you establish the ideal that a lavish, un
necessary, thoughtless expenditure of
money is the great object of American cit
izens' ambition, many a good man will so
to prison through trying to furnish his wife
-with funds while she is trying to imitate
"If Sunday golf-playing Js maintained
here it will be played on all tho links" in
this country before live years, and instead
of that game being regarded as tho noble,
royal pleasure it is, it will becomd a public
nuisance, a menace to the pride of our land
our American Sunday. People will say we
had quito respectful Sundays in our neigh
borhood until ttiat was introduced. Now,
Newport has the power to say whether, or
not tnese things bhairbe. Sea to it how you
deal with this responsibility:' .
Prlare Dinners' in Public "Place's. I
'."Another important characteristic tiering
upiin the observance of Sunday in Newport
Is that of the giving of private dinners 'and
parties In public places, exposing the priv
acy of the household to the gazo of public
curiosity, to show people who are in "less
fortunate circumstances than you' how you
make the calm solemnity of Sunday even
ing ring with boisterous hilarity. If this
custom becomes popular here, it is safe to
bay that before live years the public places
of this country, which are now closed and
quiet, will be wide open on Sunday, and
idled with the kind of: people wliu, when
fetarted in the wrong direction, know no
'.'Still another example.tho last and p'roba
Wy the most important I shall mention, Is
that the public press has given Newport the
credit of introducing very recently an ex
ample which 1 cannot but feel that, it
thoughtful.respectable people who have any
acgard for their lellow-man and the God
who made them were even half awake
to the Jesuits of bucIi an example, would
never do It 1 mean the introduction of petty
gambling. J We have reason to believe with
great regret that such a custom has been
practiced and is being- practiced in many
of the cottages at Newport this season.
Now. no language that i could ever use
would inoro than half express the enormity
of such an example.
Curse of Gambling.
"Gambling is an almost Incurable disease.
No man who makes a few successful win
nings ever forgets it. and even if he does
not follow it up for the Ume being, if ever
lie, gets into reduced circumstances it is the
first thing he will fly to. Therefore tho
person who teaches a young man to gamble
lb stamping him with a black mark which
he will carry all the way through life,
-across the river of death, and very probably
down into eternal doom.
u&us..brte t0 baY t!,at lr gambling Is es
tablished here as an amusement In respecta-
, bio homes inside of a year this coun
try -will have ten million moro gamblers
than it has to-day. And the majority of
them will start in their humble flats, sur
rounded by bare walls, lust as Inniwnfiv
an you started here, on your piazzas, sur-
.umiiucu uj iiiauia aim nowers.
"Therefore, if any of you present have
thoughtlessly or otherwise set such an ex
nmtile. think twieu before vnn Hn it ,,,.
think of the kind God who is surrounding
jou with the privileges which you are
uvuoiub, "mil oi inese ana you cannot you
will not. continue it ' .
Doctor Hamilton's sermon created a flut
ter among the' fashionablps present, many
of whom have been guilty of the things
uuuui wiucu no spoKe.
INSPIRING LABORS OF
ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE.
"The Convcr&lon of Saul of Tarsus" was
tho themo of the Reverend Doctor Jesse
Bowman Young's sermon In Llndell Ave
nue Methodist Episcopal Church yester-
' day morning. In part Doctor Young said:
"St. Paul was the founder of tho whole
missionary movement. Ho wag the only
one of the early church, except the martyr
Stephen, who seems to have apprehended
tho truth that the gospel was intended for
and adapted to the needs of tho world. Ho
alono, in his ase, had a brain and i.oul
large enough to take In the sins and sor
rows of the human race. Ho announced
. himself "a debtor to a.11 men,' he. took as his
ir.lbuion field the gentile world. His ex
ample and Influence in this regard are moro
thoroughly alive to-day than they ever
were before. He Is now, as ho has ever
been, the exemplar of missionary heroism,
cntcrpnso and faith. To him and to his cx
umple all missionaries have turned, in or
der to inflame their ardor, kindle their pas
ion for soul-saving, quicken their faith and
make effective their methods. He has been
the pattern and guide ot every forlorn-hope
ttandard-bearer who has lighted the beacon
lirca of tho gospel upon heathen shores.
"Early explorers of our continental wil
derness and prairie: heroic me&engers who
In other days carried the gopol to our pa
gan ancestors, and tho courageous souls
who from time to time have made the
Nineteenth Century tho matchless era of
me ages tjarcy, ana Livingstone, and But
ler and their co-workers have all caught
their Inspiration from the life, the charac
ter and the labors of this apostolic leader.
"And, in due time, when the far-away
tribes who are yet in savagery, ?nd the
great pagan nations that are still uhchris-
tlanlzed,- and the waste places of tho earth
that yet He in darknqss and the shadow ot
death, shall be renewed and evangelized,
and when the clad cry shall, go forth
through interstellar spaces to the farthest
recesses of the universe, 'the kingdom of
the world is become the kingdom of our
Lord. and of his Christ' then it will be seen
as we now cannot fully discern It. that one
supreme man, ths greatest of his kind, 'was
the hero-pioneer, who, at tho" bidding of
ti)e King, first laid the plans and. organized
the forces and exemplified tha triumphs of
the finally -victorious campaign St. Paul,
the Apostle to the Geptllcs!" ,
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f SERMONS AND SERVICES IN THECHURCHES.
The Reverend A. A. Wallace on "Christ, the Fountain of Life" "Tho
Choice of Moses" by the Reverend George E. Stokes The Rever
end IL M. Sydenstricker at Memphis, Mo., on "China" ''The
Anxieties of Love" by the Reverend D. N. Gillett The Reverend
Doctor O. M. Stewart of Kansas City on "Experimental Certain
ties" "The Reverend D. R. Leland at Collinsvillo, 111., on "The
Chosen Life of Christian Discipleship" "The Basis of National
Strength and Prosperity" by the Reverend C. LT. II. Branch of
At "Washington and Compton Avenue Presbyterian Church yesterday the pulpit
was occupied by the Reverend A. A. Wallace of Mexico, Mo., whose theme was
"Christ, the Fountain of Life." lie said that the mission of Jesna was to satisfy the
spiritual wants of mankind. To clothe, feed and shelter men, ho said, docs not make
them happy or contented. "To sinning, comfortless, burdened men and women Christ
lifts up the standard of hope and redemption. 'Come unto me and drink.' "
"The Choice of Moses" was the subject chosen last night by the Reverend George
E. Stokes at Trinity M. E. Church for the purpose of showing why a religious life Is
better than one of sin. "The worst of truo religion," he asserted, "is better than the
best that sin can give. Moses made this discovery for the benefit of tho nso. Many
Bin away the capacity for good. Indifference finally hardens men and at last they
In the Presbyterian Church at Memphis, Mo., yesterday the pastor, the Reverend
H. M. Sydenstricker, preached about China and the present disturbances there. Ila
asserted that that country is the most remarkable and long continued example of
stubborn and besotted sin in all history, and added: "She has persistently refused light
and stiffened her neck against every form of progress and civilization until the long
suffering of God is outraged and the time has come when she must bo hurled from her
throne and her strongly walled cities broken up and her idols dashed to the narth.
The time has come when China must bo revolutionized by adopting the principles of
modern civilization and yielding to the gospel of Jesus Christ, or she must suffer com
plete subjugation or even extermination."
Tho Reverend D. X. Gillett. pastor c f Tuxedo Park Christian Church, preached yes
terday about "Tha Anxieties of Lovo," referring especially to the relations of parents
and children He said: "As tho homo is, so la tho life. Jf the home is pure, cul
tured and ideal, the child will naturally drink in these ideals and his whole lifo will
be beautiful. But If the home Is Christless, unadorned, unsanitary, utterly dreary, tho
child will Just as surely drink in of his surroundings and tho result will be disastrous
to the cnild and, to society."
"Experimental Certainties" formed tho theme of the Revorend Doctor O. M. Stew
art of Kansas City la a sermon at First U nited Presbyterian Church yesterday, lib
showed that most of modern scientific knowledge has been obtained only after careful
and Continued experiment "This knowledge." ho said, "is no leas certain in religious i
t experience.- The soul that rises upward shall know of'upwanf things. In. all lands
the soul.has longed for rest. Jesus invites and herein lies the experiment. He says:
'1 will give you rest.' The anxious come, the wayward come; they And, and henco they
At Collinsville, 111., yesterday the Reverend D. R. Leland of St. Louis preached at
the Presbyterian Church on "The Chosen Lifo of Christian Disclpleship." He said:
"The life ahat bears fruit Is tho life of work and Influence and power. Such a Jlfo
Is -not only immortal, but its Influence lives on forever."
At Tyler Place Presbyterian Church yesterday morning the pulpit was occupied by
the Reverend C. H. H. Branch of Collinsville. 111., who preached about "Tho Baiiis of
National Strength and Prosperity." His conclusion was that nations grow us they
strive toward rishteousness and obedience to the divine will.
CHRIST'S INVITATION TO
The Rev. A. A, Wallace of Mexico, Mo.,
.preached .yesterday at the Washington und
.Compton Avenue Presbyterian Church both
-rooming and evening, and will also tupply
the same pulpit next Sunday. His themo
yesterday morning was "Chi 1st, tho Foun
tain of Life," based on John vll, 37, "In
the last day, that great day of the least,
Jesus stood and cried, baying, 'If any man
thirst, let him come unto me and drink.' "
Doctor Wallace tald, in part:
"Tho place was the temple at Jerusalem,
the time was tho eighth day of the feast
of tabernacles, the speaker was ChriiU On
the mornings of seven days of this feast
water was brought by the priest from the
pool of Siloam, and while the people sang
the Great Hallcl, comprising Psalms cxiii
,tq cxvlil, the water was poured out by the
altar either in feymbol of tha water which
flowed from the rock in the wilderness, or
to witness the thanksgiving of tho people
for the rains which had coma upon their
crops. On the last day of the feast the peo
ple left their booths, and the ceremony of
carrying water troiu Siloam was omtltud.
It was. on this day that Jesus stood and
gave utterance to these remarkable words.
"They contain a declaration, a challenge,
and an invitation. First, the fact of hu
manity's need Is hero declared. No word
c6uld more vividly set forth the want of
mankind than tho word thirst-' Whether
we take the action of tho priest in carrying
the water from Siloam to commemorate
the opened rock of the wilderness, or hold
it as a witness of the people's gratitude for
showers upon their crops, tho lesson is tho
same. They both testily of wants.
-"The experience of men bears witness
with Christ to this trutli. Tho absorbing,
burning question of all hearts is that voiced
in the Old Testament song, "Who will thow
us any good?" The strivings and struggles
ot men ior more power, of governments for
moro empire, anu or students tor more
Knowledge all evidence tho thirst that
springs ever in man's bosom and asks lor
catistactipn. This thlrbt is deep teuted. It
does not He upon the surface, elso it could
easily be met. Tit is a want, not of tho
physical. man, but of the spiritual man. We
can house men nnd clothe men and feed
men, but when we have done this wo have
fallen f-ir short of satisfying them. Like
the prodigal whose nature called for better
food than the" hunks which the swine ate,
man wants something more und something
better than houses and lands and slocks
and fashion plates to -meet the rising desires
of his soul.
"Nor is humanity able of Itself to supply
Its owa wants. As only God could open
the dry rock and give a flowing river in
tho desert, and as he only could open the
heavens and give the treasures of rain for
the thirsting crops, so he only can send
into the unwatered wilderness of our need
or shed upon tho unmet wants of our na
tures the riches of full, thirst-quenching
"Second There is contained hero also a
claim, the claim of Christ's divinity. This
waa a broad, bold utterance of Christ. The
philosopher who would undertake to an
swer every question would thereby proclaim
himself above other men and teachers. The
advocate who would assume the task of
pleading successfully every cuse brought
iu ins aesit wouia sot iiimscll above ail
others of his profession. The physician
would be more than human who could sure
ly and promptly heal all maladies under
which men suffer. But this is what Christ
challenges us to .believe concerning himself.
..u a vtnuuui. uii uiuur saying ol our
Lord touching his claim to divine power and
divine nature this one passage would bo
sufficient basis on which to set forth that
great Christian doctrine.
"Tho mirablo that . was wrought by the
Savior when he fed the hungry multitudes
is surpassed by Christ himself when ho
throw-s out this challenge to tho world and
promises the universal miracle of complete
satisfaction to all who will come to him.
.Trench says: 'None but God can satisfy
the longings of an immortal soul.' If, then,
Christ clalniB to.do this, he thereby claims
divinity for- himself.
"This challenge is emphasized by the
promise that he who comes to him shall
himself neenmn a. nhnnnAt ttifnticrl, wVilh
J shall flow these rivers of enrichment. 'He
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that bclleveth on me, out of his belly shall
flow rivers of living water.' And wherever
to-day God is using the voice and words of
a preacher of tha gospel to cheer the faint
and to lift up tho lallen and to strengthen
the weak and to open blinded eyes and to
call men from the wastes of sin and to
the green pastures of salvation, he is de
claring tho truthfulness of this claim that
his son made to divinity.
"Third There' is here a gracious and free
invitation. God calls men to a banquet
largo and full. Ho bids them to drink of a
stream that shall not wane or cease. It Is
for 'whomsoever will." He called and saved
the Impetuous Peter, tho affectionate John
and the intellectual Saul of Tarsus. Tho
message comes to tho guileless Nathaniel
and the crafty Zaccheus. The one condi
tion he offers is that men will take him at
his word and believe. The Christ who pro
claims our deep poverty through sin pro
claims himself rich in grace and abundant
In power to save.
"To sinning, comfortless, burdened men
and women Christ lifts up the standard of
hope and redemption, 'Como unto me and
WHY A RELIGIOUS LIFE IS
BETTER THAN ONE OF SIN.
The Reverend George E. Stokes preached
last evening at Trinity M. B. Church on
"The Choice of Moses." basing his thoughts
on Hebrews ii, 21, 23: "By faith, Moses,
when he was come to years, refused to bo
called tho son of Pharoah's daughter, choos
ing rather to suffer affliction with the peo
ple of God than to enjoy the pleasures of
sin for a season." He said, in part:
"Moses is one of the most conspicuous
figures of history'. He waa self-contained
and a God-annolntcd ruler and conqueror.
As presented in our text, ho stands high
enough to be seen by all the human race,
with a great beam in his hand, after tho
manner of a beam In a pair of scales. To
one end is attached truo religion, with tho
very worst any one can experience with it;
to tho other is suspended all that in tho
best circumstances can be experienced in
u life of sin. Tlie beam inclines decidedly
toward truo religion.
"Its worst Is better than tho best a life
of sin can give. Moses made this discovery
for tho benefit of the ages. Many sin away
the capacity for good. Indifference finally
hardens men, and at hint thoy aro lost.
Tho worst that can be said of God's seivice
is that it may cause you to experience af
fliction, worldly loss, persecution, Injury to
reputation and even martyrdom; you may
be tho chosen mark of the arrows of evil.
'Many are tlie afflictions of tlie righteous.'
But it is necessary to the truth to' say also
that you may not have affliction on account
of your Christian profession.
"It is wrong to regard suffering as an
inevitable consequence 'of attachment to
Christ. It is not a sad thing to serve God.
to dwell In a land of shadows and hold
fellowship with all that is dark and mel
ancholy. This was not even true of tho
darkest ages of persecution, as all Chris
tians did not suffer, and the Scriptures
speak of the church as a whole, when stit
fering is foretold for Christ's followers.
This is tho worst that can be said of Chris
"Lot ua now turn to the other ride and
see what Is the best experience a person
can havo if he lives in sin.
"He may have a life or pleasure. There
Is pleasure in sin to the person whose
tastes qualify him to enter it. To some
there i? nleasurn in smrmrtirif n,o iivi,,
hnilrS aillld the mvntlpc nf tlir. I.ill.vnr,,. ,n
drink, jest and trifle and find pleasure In
that modo of spending their time. Hut we
mu?i SUo-tA against believing more than the
truth. There is not pleasure in evcrv lorm
of sin. So you may live a life of sin and
not find a lifo of pleasure. Then, too, you
may find pleasure in sin, but you will never
find peace. Pleasuro is only a ripple on
the surface of the waters. Pleasure Is tho
surfaco joy that makes tho lambs leap in
the fields and the kittens purr by the tire,
but peace is the persuasion of Innocence, or
or safety, and that makes a man calm and
self-possessed, when death, under arms,
stands at his door.
'lThS.,?leasurej' ' sin t0- last but a sea
son, iney are not a permanent possession.
They wll not last a man a 'lifetime, but
only while the. body maintains its vigdr.
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C. F. Blanke Tea & Coffee Co., St. Louis, U. S. A.
Promoters of High-Grade Goods and Proprietors of the
most complete cottee Plant
and they, more than work or study, will
hasten to undermine that vigor. Oh, I
think of boys and joung men smoking and ,
drinking,, ami when they say that it makes '
them feel better, every man ot experience
knows it is true, but it is drawing unon
capital all the time. .
-Ill II1U IH'UIIJU. WJIUIU WU JIIU3L JUJIim. IIUlll
living and dea.il. Every pne of tho-,e whom
ffji w,lsh t0,-b,C1!tcn1Ir3 IReb-lonin. to
this cl.iss. Faith in God made them noble,
r1 !. t ..!- -. . 1.nn. I..th
true and great. It Is something to feel tint
I am hulldln; .upon the fame plan that has
mnde the be.n people what they arc.
"Hut turn to the other fide, and what do
you see? A widely different class. Hero you
Join the company of Vitelllus and Cleopatra,
nnd Nero and Lollia Paullm, and Charles
li ana Aaron .Burr, ana Aline uu Marry,
and you shrink fro'm any resemblance to
them in age: for the world you would not
lie on their bed of death. And divine grnco
could have saved even these. I.et us put
the average life of service for God against
the average life of sin.
"In that case, I nMc'ynu-to choose Christ
without any violence of persecution with
tho growing respect nnd confidence of man
kind, with a constantly extending lnfluenco
In the world, an envied position In society,
purity and peace of heart, ripening Into
ago with a crown upon your brow and a
scepter of increasing 'power In your hand.
I must paint the other side of the cuph in
different colors. You will have a life with
out distinguishing 'pleasures, consumed by
fnvy, jealousy; frntfulrtess and complaint.
Perhaps the mind is a piey to vicious
thoughts, like the cage of unclean birds.
The ppeci.il gifts of tho soul have all disap
peared as a result of neglect, until ft has
no power to will a good thing or desire a
good thing. This i? a picture we may see
every day. Choose between theso two lives
nt once. If you do not choose, you will bo
like a poor piece of driftwood, and all will
end as you do not Intend ft should. You
can choose, though perhapB it may bo dif
ficult to do bo; hut, as Christ helped the
man with the withered hand, he will help
you. nnd duty will become easy.
"This choice Is necessary. In order to ac
complish our mission in life. Bonaparto
failed In his. God Intended him for a gTeat
leader, but he d(d not raise him up to work
the devastation, and it took Italy alono
seventy years to undo it. uon may not oe
slro us for great reformers, but ho desjres
to uso you in a little, if not In a great, j
sphere, Place yourafclf on his Bide and trust i
him for the future.''- I
CHINA'S PERIL MAY BE
Memphis, Mo., Aug. 5 The Reverend H.
M. Sydenstricker, Ph. D.. pastor of the
Presbyterian Church, preached a sermon on
"China." He said, In part:
"We may naturally suppose that the Bible
throws some light on the great national and
international affairs of the world. When
we see disturbances like those that are now
agitating tho world we may well stop to
learn whether we can see the finger of God
In them nnd seek what light the divino word
may cast on tho dark scenes that aro now
being enacted. God makes even the wrath
of the nations to praise him, and all tho
complicated affairs of natuie and of men
are bo manipulated by the hund of God as to
work out for the good of his own people.
Tho present movement of the nations
against China Is positively unique, and It
must be siguillcant in the highest degree,
not only trum a political viewpoint, but es
pecially in its bearings on the progress of
civilization and the evangelization of tho
great Empire. The fact that six great na
tions stood together In storming a great city
in China has a meaning not yet fully under
stood. But while the wisest political proph
ets may not venture to utter a word as to
tho future of these things, are there not
some great principles in God's government
of the nations that underlie theso things
and that we may study with borne degree of
assurance regarding these great upheavals?
"It may bu stated, first, that tho past, and
even tlie piesent, state of sin and darkness
in which some of tlie nations have so long
existed cannot always last. The Bihlo dis
tinctly so states, and the progress of civil
ization fully demonstrates the truth of this
statement. Tho kingdoms of this wolld
rannot ever be the kingdoms of sin and
"It is, moreover, true that there are somo
nations that are not willing to be revolu
tionized bv ordinary fair means, neither by
tlie Influence of civilization nor by the
gospel. They close their doors and resist
all means that can be used to elevate and
enlighten them. Their eyes are closed,
their ears are deaf and their hearts are
. "These nations, together with their sins,
must be destroyed. If they will not yield to
tho influence of light and trutli, they will
bo dashed to pieces Ilka a potter's vessel.
Notable Illustrations are the rebellious
Pharaoh and his hosts, the Inhabitants of
the land of Canaan, when Joshua entered
with the children, of Israel, certain tribes of
North American 'Indians, etc. Tho coming
of the universal 'kingdom of Christ means
not only tho univeisal preaching of the
gospel of Christ nnd the conversion of na
tions, but just as certainly the overthrow of
sin and the destruction of rebellious nations.
The nations that aio unwilling to be
civilized will be crushed beneath the wheels
of the advancing chariots, and those that
refuse the gospel of the Prlnco of Peace
must fall beneath' his red.
'The great revolutions can be accom
plished oriy at an Immense cost of lifo and
money. This is not at all Inconsistent with
the spirit of the cause. Every great re
formation and every forward movement of
the kingdom of Christ had been at the cost
of selr-sacriflce and suffering. Martyrs'
blood has ever been the seed of tho king
dom. And while the weapons of tho king
dom of Christ aro not carried, yet the Lord
uses the nations of tho earth and their
armies to drive out and destroy his ene
mies, and makes even the wrath of man to
"Applying these principles to tho present
great international movements, may wo not
sre at least a few glimmoring rays of light?
May not theso be the wars and the rumors
of wars that are a sign of the approach
ing final consummation. China is the most
lemarkable and long continued example of
stubborn and besotted sin In all history.
She has persistently refused light and stiff
ened her neck against every form of prog
ress and civilization until the long suffer
ing of God is outraged, and tho time has
como when she must be hurled from her
throne and her strongly walled cities broken
up and her idols dashed to the earth. The
time has come when China must he revolu
tionized by adopting the principles of mod
ern civilization, and yielding to the gospel
of Jesus Christ, or she must suffer complete
subjugation and even extermination.
"These aro wonderful movements, and
magnificent results will follow. There is
no room for pessimism, but the uplifted eyo
of the optimist can seo tho ultimate good
that will certainly come to the nations of
the earth, and tho universal glory of God."
EFFECT OF HOME ON
THE LIFE OF CHILDREN.
"The Anxieties of Love" was the title of a
sermon preached yesterday by the Reverend
D. N. Gillett. castor of Tuxedo Park Chris
tian Church. He ssoke from Luiia, j fifty,
lake religion at the worst, ion stand In Love asks, with trcinlilliur linr 'What mun-
the glorious company of Paul, I'olycarp. nor of child shall this be'" Tlie nuustlon is
Wlckiiff. Calvlp. I.Mhcr. Wesley, Lfy significant and full I of mhos to every truo
Huntington. Blslion Simnson. bpurgeon and soul. Esneclnllv fx ti (.,...,., ,. tn
j 1 1 "r
In the World.
"What manner of child shall this be'" In
part, he said-
'M.ifn, Iu .,' ,-, , , , .
,,n,uv, "10 5lft t,Gd' antl as BU
?-,, ,"'" B0 sacredly cherished mid protected,
-'Hmhood is the hollept estate of earth.
f''Rh and holy living is an evolution of love.
n. . .
tVUlJ llclieill. I
"Heredity is a powerful factor nhvslcallv. '
mentally ami mSrall" in the development
of a nhild. snnrrinn. hh .... . .n..,.. i.i..
of greatness and goodness or dragging W
downward to the lowest depth Too little at-
tentlon ia paid to heredity An intelligent
love will corrtct wrong prenatal Influences'
Every child has a right to demand a fair
.-.tart In the race of life a reasonable endow-
ment in tho contest of life. J5ut what mav
no expected of a child who for generations
Has inherited a Ktrnn hlcln tnv llmmr timl
who has been reared in an atmosphere reek
Ine; with profanity and obscenity? The law
of retribution cannot .be repealed to prevent
natural penalties. Just so sure as the seed
time, is the harvest misery, woe. povertv,
debauchery, crime, murder, eternal death.
Until these facts are understood we must
build more ' penitentiaries. Jails, asylums,
poornoupes, and Increase our police force.
In striking contrast, what a profound in
fluence heredity exerted In the 'lives of
Gladstone, Garfield, Wesley and Miss Wit
lard. "No less Important than heredity In deter
mining 'what manner of child this shall be?'
is environment. Tho best heredity may be
spoiled by environment, or the worst Inher
itance may be greatly improved by environ
ment, the brightest star may become ex
tinct or a feeble ray more luminous. The
most potent influence In moldlnir child life
is the home. Tho Impression that home
stamps upon tho early life cannot be .
eradicated, but becomes a part of the child. I
Be the home rich or poor, plain or extrav- l
agant, cultured or uncultured, Christian or !
unchristian, its influence can never be for- '
gotten. As is the home, so is the life. If
the home Is pure, cultured and ideal, the
child will naturally drink in of these ele
ments and its whole life will be beautiful.
But If the homo is Christless, unadorned,
unsanitary, utterly dreary, tho child will
just as surclj drink in of Its surroundings,
and the result will be disastrous to the
child and to society. A model home is the
secret of a hanny life. Make tho homo rfcht
ideal and tho boy or the girl will be ideal.
As a rule, great men come from great I
homes, as Joseph. David; Paul, Luther, i
ana too ute win do rignt. .MaKe tno noma l
. .. ... -i.. . .. . .. -.- ,
Doidridge, Campbell. The boy of our text
came Into a home where the parents were
both righteous before God, walking In all
tho commandments and ordinances of tho
Lord blameless." Make the home ideal and
the saloon, gambling dens and ile resort
will be compelled to close their doors and
crime will be greatly minimized.
"After a certain age, we cannot lock up
a child in a glass case. Neither can wo
padlock a child's mind. It will become
what its surroundings and training make
it. The home atmosphere, thq conversation,
tho ambitions, pursuits, activities and as
sociations are potent Influences which are
tdo often underestimated. Home is the ha
ven of life. It may become a heaven, but
In order to become such the ideal of life
must be an exalted one. Tho conversation
must bo pure, tho ambitions holy, the pur
suits noble, tho associations righteous.
"The greatest and most urgent reform is
the reform of the hwie. Wiion the homo
N made as attractive and pleasant as are
the gilded and dazzling haunts of sin, sons
and daughters will gladly spend their even
ings at home. It will become a place of
enchantment, a royal banquet of love, and
. ., -- l.lll !...
iiul a vribuu. .mj cxjiuiiae ui 2.1,111 wi n.
uuejittiis LliU Ulll'UUUUS Ul &Lii;ili,lli:il. him
home ties 13 extravagant, but humane. At
tractive surroundings, good literature, mu
sic, art. games, etc., are not luxuries, but
"The supreme anxiety of lovo Is the love
of God. Above all worldly ambitions, social
distinction or selfish desire the love of God
should reign supremo In every home. If
homo without mother is dreary, what must
a home be without God? Zacharias and
Elizabeth understood this-, henco the rich
product of their home. Mary understood
this, and brought forth the Savior of tha
world. God grant that 'the anxieties of
love' may bo supremely true and truly su
preme." EXPERIMENTAL CERTAINTY
THE FINAL ARGUMENT.
The Reverend Doctor O. M. Stewart, for
merly Presiding Elder of tho St. Louis M.
E. District, now pastor of one of the lead
ing Methodist churches In Kansas City, lias
been attending the Piasa Chautauc.ua for
the past two weeks, and by invitation filled
the pulpit of the First United Presbyterian
Church yesterday. Tho doctor took for his
themo "Experimental Certainties." It was
based on John vll, 17: "If any man will do
his will, ho shall know of the doctrine."
The sermon was, in brief, as follows:
"This is the Savior's challenge, not to the
disciples only, but to this and all coming
experimental centuries. Experiment is the
ono creative conclusion and final argument.
Its proof is productive and positive. There
is a vast difference between water carried
a long distance in sheepskins with tho wool
side inward and tlie fresh, pure water that
rushes from the nickel-plated fountains in
the highest and most distant bedchamber
of the modern home. But that great dis
tance has been undcrglrded and over
reached by one long and continuous experi
ment. There is a vast difference between a
forty days' message sent across the conti
nent on horseback and the telegraphic
word spoken in a moment across the same
distance into the ear of a friend, whose re
sponse is as instantaneous. So, too, there
is a difference between the three days' jour
ney in the stagecoach and the one-night
ride in a Pullman sleeper. The present cen
tury has been one of doing and knowing,
and science Is no longer taught by theory,
but by experiment. God's material gifts
come to us only through the open doors of
"This law and knowledge is Just the same
and as certain in tho moral as in the ma
terial world. A young man says, "I'll not be
careful and rigid, as I am taught,' and so
he experiments. In after years ho knows
by bitter experience tho value of moral
truth taught In childhood. Another s-ays, I
Strong drink Is no peril; hilarious fellow
ship is no deception.' For a time, uncon
scious of truth, he revels in pleasure. But
when he looks upon his wife, sadfaccd, thin
of garment and Jlcsh, his children dis
tressed, himself debauched and continuous
ly descending, then he knows what he never
knew, what good men and women can never
"This knowledge Is no less certain in relig
ious cxpeiiencc. The soul that rises upward
shall know of upward things. In all lands
the s'oul has longed for rest. Shrine after
shrine has been erected in seeking this.
Jesus invites, and herein is the experiment.
He says. "I will give you rest.' The anxious
come, the wayward come, they find, and
hence they know.
"Take the once sad case of Jerry McAuley
of New York. On his happy, experimental
knowledge has been bdllt twenty-seven Mc
Auley missions in that city, and many in
other lands. Think of John B. Gough and
Valentine Burke. In these we read, 'If any
man will do his will ho shall know the
truth.' We are promised conditionally In
the Christian service, sustaining, comforting
grace. The testimony of all faithful believ
eternal certainty of" this truth, ily grace
ers, living or uying, is nasea upon tno
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ilnaIUftiithe and the sIorioU!S trtumps of a
"God's universal challenge Is, Trove me
SminS".,2?'i.fflnd fcef 'i1 wl" not P" the
Eifd V .?f ,hL,ave- Exalt and honor this
, ... Tilc. above the pulpit. nloiiR every
perilous n.-lth nn ho .hnX,n.. . ,!.
mH'-0fnJi5e-c.V5l,5t2."S.l?e8We the dcapalrlnis
---' ., !'""" miia, un every inrcsnold
of deepest sorrow, on every new-made
graie. proclaim It on the resurrection
morning .shout it In midair and sing it in
heaven forever: 'If any man will dp his will
he shall know of the doctrine.' "
THE CHOSEN LIFE OF
Collinsville, 111., Aug. 5 The Reverend D.
R. Leland. pastor of Oak Hill Presbyterian
Church of St. Louis occupied the pulpit of
the Presbyterian Church of this city to-day.
At the morning service the Reverend Mr.
Leland preached on the theme, "The
Chosen Lifo of Christian Disc!plc9hip." tak
ing for his text John xv, 16: "Ye have not
chosen me, but I have chosen you and or
dained you that ye should go and bring
f orh frult' and tnat 'our f ruIt should re
main, iho discourse was, in, part, as fol
lows: "Those twelve men gathered about tho
supper table in the upper room of the good
man's houso in Jerusalem were twelve cho
sen men. No. One lifo was blighted by
betrayal; so there were but eleven; men
singled out of the multitude of followers in
Galilee, called from their fishing nets, pa
tiently trained for threo years, now about
to be commissioned for special service for
the church of Jtsus Christ. This text and
its relations to the Arosties suggests the
subject of the ohosen life of Christian dis
clpleship. There are selected lives besides
those of the high religious life. Physical
fitness is the basfj of selection to service
in the United States Army or Navy. Only
men of sound body are given the special
opportunity of defending the flag.
"Out of ul! the eminent jurists of the land
a few are selected as Judges of tho Su
preme Court of the United States on the
basis of intellectual fitness."
"The world Is searching for a great mili
tary leader a Chinese Gordon nt pnnriitro
and generalship to lead u, rescue .army, on"
. r. T.. I.I.. II!. ...fit ,.- -.--, .. , ,-
w jrcn.ui. xais iu ue a seieciea ii.e ot
"Some are chosen to be leaders of men.
There are great armies to be led in the
"So in the Kingdom ot Heaven Jesus se
lected chosen ones not on the basis of
physical filtness or intellectual fitness
aloner but on the basis of spiritual quali
ties and spiritual efficiency. When, after
a night of prayer in Galilee, Jesus chose
twelve disciDles to he Anostles. he becan
the Sermon on the Mount. He first defined '
the character of those In the Kingdom of ,
Heaven, Then he said to his disciples: 'Ye
are tlie light.' 'Ye are the salt ot the world.' I
But the greatest work of the world has al
ways been dona through selected lives.
Abraham's was a chosen life. 'In him all
families of the earth have been blessed.'
"The seven stalwart sons of Jesse were
passed by by tha prophet. For the Lord
looked not on tho outward appearance or
the stature, but on the heart. The ruddy,
handsome shepherd boy was called from tho
sheepfold. Immediately Samuel sald:'Let
us anoint him. For this is the future King.'
John tho Baptist was the gift of God to
aged parents, and was set apart for the
special work of opening the door for, the
coming of the Bridegroom.
"Paul was fond of culilng his life a God
selected life. From his birth, by the provi
dence fo God and by the spirit of God, he
was the chosen Apostle to the Gentiles.
What is true of the conspicuous lives in
the history of tha church is true of the
lesser lives and the leapt In the kingdom.
Even the nameless friend of Christ, "the
good man of the house,' was a chosen one
to provide the upper room where the great
supper was instituted. Christian disciples
are tho light of the world. Paul inly put
the Master's thought in different words
when he prayed that the Phillpplan Chris
tians might bo children of God In the midst
of a crooked and perverse generation, 'seen
as lights In tha world, holding forth tho
word of life.'
"We have not chosen Christ, but Christ
has chosen us to go and bear fruit. The
purpose of a selected life is to go sqme
where and to be useful to somebody In
the home, in the church, in the community.
In the world where we life and the man or
woman who fulfils the purpose of a chosen
life bears fruit that Is imperishable. He
who stands In the midst of a dark world,
holding forth the light of truth is doing the
work of God. He that doeth tho will of
God abideth forever.
"The life that Is united to the eternal
Christ; the life that Is given to Christ and
the church, is a lifo built not only on the
rock of ages, against which the floods and
rain cannot prevail, but life's work is Im
mortal. The life that bears fruit is the life
of work and influence and power. Such a
life is not only immortal, but its influence
ilves on forever.
"Such Is the selected life of Christian dis
clpleship." STRENGTH OF NATIONS
AND BASIS OF PROSPERITY.
The Reverend C. II. II. Branch, pastor or
tho Presbyterian Church of Collinsville.
preached yesterday morning at Tyler Place
Presbyterian Church. His theme was, "The
Basis of National Strength and Prosperity."
Ho took for his text Daniel xl, 32, "But
the people that know their God shall bo
strong, and do exploits. In part, she spoke
"This prophecy of Daniel is a summary of
historical events that fill the" pages of his
tory from his own time down almost to
the coming of Christ. He foresees tho ap
pearance of the different world powers as
they exert an influence on tho" chosen peo
ple of God. and he foretells their career
with more or less detail, but true in ail
respects, as later history proves. Tho great
est emphasis is placed on the reign or
Antiochus Epiphanes, for It Is in his time
that great events are to happen and the
people of Israel enjoy again the glory ot
former years. In his time are to come the
Maccabcans and the history of thls'perioa
is to be the most thrilling of all the thrill
ing history of the Jews. With loyalty to
God rarely equaled and never surpassed
this little baud of the faithful resided the
mighty hosts of Syria, of Egypt and even
of Rome In turn. Hunted frqm place to
place, deceived by promise.-?, terrltied by
threats, warned by cruelty, they never
faltered during all that long war till at
the end of fifty years the temple was re
turned to the people of God. Us altars were
again laden with sacrifices, its priests per
formed their dutlcd 'without molestation,
the yoke of taxation was broken, the right
to worship God was restored, and Israel
had entered her golden age. Those who
had been faithless to God pass forever from
the scene of history, but those who knew
their God had reared an imperishable move
ment and wondrous exploits had tilled tho
record of their lives.
"To bq sure, they were paying tribute to
Rome" In a few years, but never has tho
freedom of religious worship been taken
from tho Jews, and this Is the highest form
pt liberty. Moreover, their subjection to
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Rome was due to their having- lost the true
knowledge of God and having known him
only as presented in the legalism of tho
Pharisees and the mysteries of the Sinks.
The whole course of their history vindicates!
God's faithfulness, and knowing him had
eer brought then, as It always does now.
Us sure reward.
"Having thus demonstrated the truthful
ness of his prophecy In its historic fulfill
ment, let us note the ground on which
strength was assured the people of God. and
the doing of exploits which was vouchsafed
to his chosen. What is It to 'know God'
By determining this we shall learn tho
basis of national strength and power. Does
It mean to know that there Is a God? No.
for It Is only the fool that salth within his
heart there is no God. Does it mean to know
what God Is? No, for who can by searching:
find out God, or know the Almighty unto
perfection? By collecting the various pas
sages where this phrase is found we arrive
at a true definition of what 'knowing Qod
Is. It consists In not a cold Intellectual
assent to the existence and personality of
a God. but a knowledge that involves prac
tical familiarity with him. a knowledge
amounting to faith, if we give to faith Its
widest, moat comprehensive, meaning. Rec
ognizing the Infinite power of God, realizing
his active participation in the affairs of
men. acknowledging his sovereign right tr
the homage and worship of their hearts, and
the all-consecra ting love of their lives men.
shall be strong and do exploits.
"Has not this ever been tha foundation of
national strength and the keynote of na
tional prosperity? Has not righteousness aV
ways exalted a nation and sin always bey
a reproach to any people? Ha not histoo J
declared with a loud voice, Happy i3 that
people whoe God Is the Lordr What mes
sage has come more distinctly from tha
past than that national degeneration and
death have always followed in the train of
IdolHtrv nrn-1 nrhalem n ... c , ja
Babylon. Greece and Rome bear strong tes- l
.J5f to,the teachlitfe of God's word? Has lj
"' "" "feu inure awiui in modern times
than the French Revolution? What wa3 tho
watchword ol that fearful struggle? 'No
Lord, no Mnster.' France gained her repub
licanism at the cost of giving up her God.
and to-day she is reaping the fruits of that
surrender. Is not one of the greatest Em
pires to-day tottering to her grave because
ner doors have been shut to the knocking
hand and her ears deaf to, the pleading voice
of a patient, yet just. God? Rich In national
rcsotirne nnnoni- in .,,.- i.... .1 .
, ' --.. w. .,. Miauj 11JVCMMU113, ana
has nevertheless failed In that prime duty
of-man knowing God-and for her failure
' ?C-tjKVl T?V llcr reward. Shall. hr whr
Jiath said. 'Touch not mine anointed and dc
my people no harm.' shall he sit Idly by
while the messengers of the cross perish?
It may not come in our generation, but the
hand of death lias fastened upon that land,
and God will not let the dishonoring or nit
name go unpunished. When It comes God
grant that China may see not the advance
of commercial greed: nor the avenging
wrath of man. but the chastening hand of
uod, whom she has not known.
"Now. as a striking contrast, note a peo
P'e that lias known It3 God and done ex-
',- - ..i, no uuu mm aone ex
ploits. Has not Japan come to the front.
v ' "tr t . '."" AiiiMsieeiun weniuryr
-ong buried in her conservatism, long blind
to tho claims of an Alrniehtv dm, h 1...
at last thrown off her chains and come forth
as a DOWer nmnnp tha ,(.-... ... i. ,j
Call It the advance of civilization, call It
the bursting forth of latent energy, if you
will, but were not the missionaries of the
gospel the leaders ot that civilization, and
was It not the spirit of God that warned
I flat Inrif? Pfrpfod ninr Ifitn n.tl..li.. n
It not Japan s seeking to know the Lord
iu . """?-"'" ""in ner long sieep, ana u
n l be the watchword of her future
.u"Now.' ,n conclusion. let us turn our
Vu30.0"1" wn ,and- Is she to re
peat the history of the past in having ex
isted for the moment and shall she then
Pass away? Or Is she to be the chosen in
strument in the hand of God of bringlmt
to others the blessings she now enjoys?
Many students of to-day see clouds nuoa
X,Xi T,v " -i.n:ii ueseiicration ana
death. We hear much now tirni ma .h,n
hear more in the days to come of the
i1ge.rn thratenInB us. Political orators
will tell us with Impassioned eloquence
that adherence to one party or the other
means dissolution. Shall we. then, look on
the future with awe and await our oertaln
doom; or can we be sure of God's con
tinued presence with us? It matters not to
what political party we yield allegiance,
ve may thank God that the future of a
ration depends not on Its altitude towards
imno.l'iHdi nni ll l.l.ii. ..
questions of finance, but on the relation It
bears to Almighty God. The people that
know their Coil shall be strong.' Of ail our
pa3t; that of which we have the greatest
reason for pride i3 the Declaration of In
dependence. Maintaining in Its opening
words the existence of certain Inalienable
f.Uf. nlnn.A.1 tn n .. 1 .U- 1 , -m .,--
'6w vmiiii:u in man u me nanu ot mo
Creator, and concluding by professing reli
ance on the protection of Divine Providence,
me way wen giory in iniB acknowledgment'
that the God of rations Is our God. Severju
years agj the prnpc s.'Uon to exchange these -
.-vm.. ...? c.,,ji,. ict ua iiupc 'i.eji.
When we are ready to bring doom upon our
selves, when we are willing to commit na
tional suicide let u deny our allegianc?
t'j our God. But sc long as we reall2 our
depemlenco rpoii him, we need not foar the
future. Crises may como, dark days may
dawn, but despite all. those tljat Jnw
their God shall do exploits. Let men rob
lis of all ele, but let them leave us our
God and strong In our trust in him nothing
can stop our development nor hinder oir
prosperity. Tie history of other people,
our own slcrioiw past: the promlpa of a
covenant-keeping, God assure us that faith
In God and devotion to him guarantee the
presence of God. and this Is the basl o
national strength and prosperity."
VIRGINIA LAKE IN PORT.
Progress of the Peary Relief
St. Johjis, Newfoundland, Aug. 5. Th
Labrador mall steamer Virginia Lake,
which arrived here to-day. reports that the
Peary relief steamer "Windward pureed
through the Stralt3 of Belle Isle last Sun
day, bound north.
She also reports that Immense les floes
still block the northern coast of Labrador.
This will seriously Impede the Windward's
passage. The mall steamer was unable t
get beyond Double Island, thn fln th.-A
being Impassable. Hundreds of fisbln V "
schooners were similarly blocked '
Union Men Retnrn to Work.
i ?J,?M?i'.P?.-VAu5- 5-The -union muchin-
2L!?& w kavo bee" on a strike
to work at the old scale of wages and with
out any concessions from tha employe!
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