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January id, 19 13.
The Conqueror of Kaskaskia
Tho Clnrk cabin nt Mulberry Hill
. . . . rl ... .. . . T 1 .1
tellln warn rin-t ruriril III IrfMJ. mill
w.ii iwnnici iiv mini 1 inrit nnn iiih
niwi rcimiiv. rm mnin nun ncen
nnniiuum-u luiwhi-uiri i iuv" .
im . minn nlwlllt 1 K'lll mill UDR II1CI1
being occupied for tbo purixiso of
Blaring farm products.
To tlio left of tho cabin could Im
seen a part of tbo old brick smoko
llous, which was near ono end of
Ibo low brick row In which tbo slnv, h
mom iitiurlrrcd. Tbo cablu was lit
ono tluio tbo homo of both (leorg
Rogers Clark and William Clark. It
dosceuded to Wllllnm Clark. John
Clark and his wife, th noblo pioneer
woman who faced thu perils of the
wilderness with an Indomitable cour
age, wero burled In tbo old family
burying ground nbout 100 yards dis
tant from tho cabin.
Georgo Rogers Clark, tho soldier,
tbo pioneer, tbo daro-divll explorer,
tbo patriot, the hero of Kusknskln, tho
captor of Hamilton nnd tlm victor of
VlncenneH has been thst-rlb d w II
ns "a man with empire In his brain."
Thu varied and history-making 1'fe
of this gallant man mum to a clou
February 13, 1818, and be was burled
on Sunday. February 1. In a private
t...n-l... nr.. .mil f. , I Ikl-llut firilt' ill
UlllJII't) .ui.llll ..v '"-
country sent f his brothci'-ln-Iaw and
Msht, 'Mr. and Mrs. Croghnn. Il's
body reposed In this beautiful and
secluilul spot for over half u c-n-tury
when bis relatlvi b determined t
rem"c it to Cnw HID.
According to ."The Conqmst of the
Xorthw'-M and Mfe of George ltogem
Clark," by William II. Hii-ilsh. iar
ful preparations for tlm reiiionl eif
tho body werw made, and on OcIoImt
29, 1S(XJ, th plsn was Mircewfiilly
It was not done, however, Mr. Kim
llsh says without great difficulty In
finding tbo Iwsly. "I was lururinml i f
this fact." declares the historian, "l
Colonel Reuben T. Diirntt, .f I-ouIh-vllle,
who was prwittjuii the soh-mn
occasion. Tin' grave bail ii'lth r
monument nor head-stone to Identify
It. If thero ever had been anything
to mark tha grave It had dlsuppur
ed In tho lapse of years, and nth r
graves had accumulated In the Im
uiedlato locality where his was sup
posed to bo.
'Tho fact that General Clark had
suffered tbo loss of a leg, and had
been burled In military clothe, imide
easier what otherwise might have
neon a difficult or Impossible, under
taking. A gmvo was oihmhhI, and "is
tho body was reached, all present
wero filled with re8toctful expia
tions, but It proved not to Ik- the n
mnlns of George llogers Clark. Grave
ALL CHILDREN IN
SCHOOL OF PRAYER
Topic "Getting tho most from pray
er." I'talms 34'1-2S.
A mystery, a reality such Is pray
r. Tho wlo men write learned
books, endeavoring to explain prayer's
processes and power on psychological
grounds, but wo turn from theso un
satisfied. Hy a aense beyond explan
ation we know that prayer Is not moro
ly somo higher nclonco, somo subli
mated law, somo psychological reac
tion. Prayer Is bent understood In
simplest terms. . Wo grasp Its reality
mont clearly when our minds aro most
chlldllko. Prayer Is Just asking God
for whnt wo noed, and expecting hint
to answer our prayers according to his
greater wisdom. Tho Jesus prescrip
tion for prayer Is BUlllclcnt: "Ask,
snd yo shall recolvo."
Tho warrant for human prayer Is
found In tho character of God.
They got most from prayer who put
most Into prayer, of time, Interest, i
faith and knowlodgo.
Affection underBtnnds whnt Is mys
terious to science, Loving trust finds
nono of tho dllllcultles In prayor which
stagger tho learned critics. To Ibo do.
voted heart It Is perfectly cloar that
tho great God who lovus his own,
prlteu tliolr confldenco and delights to
fulfill their request. IlecauBO God Is
God, ami enros for his children with a
love passing that of nn earthly parent,
ho fullllls to thorn ull of tho otllces ot
"Wind unbelief Is euro to err,
And scan his work In vain;
God Is his own Interpreter,
And ho will mako It plain.
"Judgo not tho I-ord by feeble sonso,
Hut trust him for bis graco;
llolilnd a frowning providence,
Ha hides a smiling face."
Ordinarily, they get tho most from
prayer who aro most la prayer.
after gravo proved nllko disappoint
Ing, nnd those, engaged In tho work
wero about despairing of success
when tho ninth grnvc was opened,
and tho light oncn moru fell upon
all that remained of tbo body of tbo
conqueror of Kaskaskia and Viiicen
"Tho military butlons nnd tho ab
sents of tho left leg above tbo kmc
mndo tho Identity absolutely crtaln.
Tho remains wero removed tu Cairo
Hill Cemetery In October, ISM, and
relnterred without ceremony In
ground gently sloping to tho north.
At tho sumo time or about tbo same
time, tho bodies of his brothers, Gin
crnl Jonathan Clark and Captain Kd
mund Clark and somo other members
of tho family, wero removed from
other burying grounds and placed
by his Hide."
Although heart and brain alike an'
dust, nnd th-j teeming energy, the
ardent spirit and tho iulck Imagina
tion of Georgo Rogers Clark, who
wrested from tho Indians, thu llrlt
Ish nnd tbo French, an empire Inrgi r
than many European kingdoms, re
stilled tho memory of tbo Hero of
Kiiskuskln Is today a potent patriot
Tbo gallant General George Rogers
Clark sleepH very quietly mi the k1ok
of a green hillside in Cave II 111 Cem
etery. An olive treo llko a 8niitur 1
guards tho modut "nix f't't ot uirth, '
and n plain white marble slab K i s
watch beside "Ibo low grit u t nt
whoso curtain never outward twin s.'
An Iron star, tho badge of courage
and honor, known as a Revolutloh
ary marker, watch's with b1 imi
mien over tbo Ion mound, mid by th"
side of tho hero, whom the nation will
soon commemorato by tbo rectum
of a costly monument, are Mi" grav s
of bis two brothers, Mich nmikul l.
the samo Iron ludno.
Of tho men and women of the lns
of Clark the men and women who
inado history Henry Cabot Lodge
soys: "They rise up to us from th"
past as Indian fighters anil explorers,
hunters, trapp-rs and a Iventurwrs, but
wo must not forget that thiy W'-ro
primarily nnd more than anything
else settlers. They bad entered Into
tho laud to poHnesH It, compi t It, and
hand It down to th'lr posterity. So
they hung onto their forts nnd s tH -meuta
w llli grim tenacity end litis- It
despornto fight, nnd wen1 Kitlsfl'd us
well they might be, to beat off In
vasion ami yield no Inch of ground. '
Such a pioneer home, built of blood
and team and courage, was the pion
eer cabin of tho Chirks, the homo of
John Clark, father of George North
Clark and of William Clark of th
l.ew!s and Clark exedltlon.
-Mammoth Cavo 'Magazine.
The platform of prevailing prayer Is
labeled, "Thy will be done." A senso
of God's sovereignty, nnd of his right
to decldo what Is bent, and of tho wis
dom of all ot his decisions, must un
derlie all approach to thothrono of
grnco Tho Gethsetnano garden cry,
".Not my will, but thine, ho done," Is
fundamental to tho entire Christian
Idea of prayer. Stubborn self-will
can command no favors from heaven.
In tjjo school of prayer tho great
life lessons aro lenrned. There It Is
that a senso of relations and propor
tions Is acquired, so that llfo Is not dis
torted, with tho nonessentials first and
tbo essentials last. It Is a profound
education for any soul to grasp tho
truth that God Is on tho throne of tho
unlverso. Then nil lesser truths and
facts fall Into proper relationship. A
setis'o of humility and teachableness
follows naturally. Ono Is brought In
to spiritual fellowship with all tho
family of God's praying children as he
kneels beforo tho throne; prayer Is n
real school of brotherhood. Tho elu
slvo peace which tho world so vainly
pursues becomes tho possession of tho
ono who enters often Into tho prayor
closet. Strength, wisdom, content
ment, power, nil nwnlt tho pupil In the
school of prayer.
"There Is a spot whrro spirits blend.
Where friend holds fellowship with
Through sundered far; by faith they
Around tho common mercy scat.
"There, thore on eaglo wings wo soar,
And tlmo and sense scorn all no moro,
And benvon comes down our souls to
And glory crowns tho mercy sent."
1'olne ot soul Is acquired In tbo
school of prayer
Hvery growing llfo needs periods ot
detnehmont. "Como yo apart," Is tho
master's word to nil .his dlBclples.
Freedom from dependence upon and
rntniiKlomont with tho world Is won
by him who goes npnrt to pray. In
this experience, of Isolation and medi
tation ho realizes himself, bb well as
God. Georgo Herbert's Injunction Is
"Hy all means use some times to bo
Saluto thyself, see what thy soul
Dara to look within thy chest, for It
Is tblno own,
And tumblo up and down what
thou flndest thero."
HOW THE SCHOOL
RALLY WILL HELP
Awakens flew Enthusiasm In
the Children's Condition
IT MAKES THEM ALL THINK.
As an Old Farmer Ssirl, "I Dtlieve This
Is tha Most Important Lot of Young
Stock That's Ever Oen Exhibited."
Did tha Investment Pay?
A little over n year ago n ninn who
saw possibilities In the pleasures
nnd enthusiasm of child life deelihsl
to Invest some money. Ho had seen
much o the world, but determined to
try bis experiment In Ids old Imyhnod
home county of Itnllltt. He oiTcrcil the
county school olllclnh the dividends
from a thousand dollar I,, and N. boiid,
to bo li.ied us I hey saw fit. These of
flclnls decided upon nn nil dny rally
A hAtllll.P. 1IOI1SB KNTIIV.
nnd pleiile. ulth many and varlisl tun
tcstH. m that every child In the rutin tt
IlllKllt eiiiiip, e.
During the inns' perfect Oi tolw
weiitber ShepherdHvllle had her Urn'
school rally Gnrly Hint mornluc l'i
children 'h-khii to pour Into town
rail. In I hi vles nnd surreys. In I l
farm wnuiuis and on Hide spread b-i
frames, on horcli:icl; ami muleh:ii'k
njid their friends nod relatives rnine
tiwi. Ity 10 ii'elork. the time net for tin
parade. Hie town was alive with !(
nnd girls ''h staid farmers ttnr
braced Hie lourthnuse fence wore hint
bailees hauulni; from tho IniM-ls
their coats. biulL'es that read "TIM'S
TKK" or "F It I i: X I) O F T II I
SCHOOLS " Xo one deemed Itirlin,
to talk ul'diit crops ii polities.
PRESIDENT FROST'S SERMON
iCuntlniieil from firMjianc)
that that supremo treasure should be
' his; 'he made It his nun.
Xcw you can all very easily read
that parabl". There Is no little child
horn tonight who could not Interpret
ChrUt's plain parable. Whnt Is this
pearl or great price? "The kingdom
of Heaven" that conies into a man's
soul when ho Is converted. Tho pearl
is religion. The pearl Is religion. .Now
It will taku us n goixl while to know
nil that religion means. I shall not
attempt to deilne It philosophically
with long words. Hut philosophers me
very slmplo pooplu when jou find
the real philosopher. And true philos
ophers speak n. simple language. My
neighbors and friends, tlu liarilPil
man has very llttlo ndvaututge ovt
any other In thoso deepest thing?.
It is the heart that is tenden-bt and
tho mind that Is reflectlvo in our
everyday life, that attains true ls
doni. Let us define religion as bin.;
friendship with God. .Now Is this
friendship with God Komcthlng that
ought lo bo represented by a peail
of great price? Is It something which
ull men desire? Is It? Is It some
thing which you desire? l'eihaps yi u
will ha surprised wlifn 1 answer that
It Is. It Is. You may not bo conscious
of your desire, but deep down In
every heart there Is a longing after
tho things of God. Thero nr-i none so
frlvtdous, nono so scornful, nunc so
weak, and nono so good that they do
not cry out and say, "I cravo tin
pearl of great price." Just consider
' for a moment some of tho things that
It stands for; some of those deep
desires In eveiy human heart that
I I think you would nil own up to a
'desliv for self-iosiwct. You wlt.li to
think well of yourselves. You can
put nil a gr-sit many professions, but
ou pan never bb satisfied with your
self until you aro right with God.
Isn't that perfectly true? Isn't it
perfeitiy certain that you ran never
give npproval to yourself (nnd 1 am
not ssaklug of any punishment, or
tho condemnation of others) but you
will tuner bo on good terms with
yourselves until you are right, right.
right with God. You nru his child
'nnd wherever you may wander, you
I tiro u luu-ttwny; you ure his soldier.
' and wherever yen may skulk, you are
in deserter. You aro his fellow worker
nnd laborer together with God. That's
what you tiro nnd whenever you jing
led that work you lire shirking. Kver
deserter nnd overy nm-nwny nnd
overy shirk dosplscw hlmsulf. W
I With n full brnss hand from Lnu
'rllle bonding tbo column, 700 youu
liters marched, danced nnd prniei
through the old town. It wns n parn
ojf exquisite beauty because of the !
thai beamed And sparkled In chlldls
fneesj It was a parade of grave Impo
tnncc beeniiso of tho future clllr.ciisbi
, Hint was thero. Tho long line a
broken hero nnd there by a gnyly im
rtcckeil wngoti overflowing with smi
big. glggllmr, roiy faced girls nnd Istv
Tho coiiIcmIs nt Ibo fair grounds we1,
begun ns mioii ns the pnnide illsbnmln
These contexts were divided Into olt'li
Mictions, so that clilldn-ii of nliout He
snme ngo inlnlit enter. There we"
spelling mnlebos, ntithmctlc innteh.-.
story telling mutches. In progress h
most coniliitiously. There wero itiil
races, foot rueen. three legged rue,
horfe rnres. bltehlng up races, races fn
each and every one. Now nnd then f lit
program would bo Interrupted by v
mnrchlng coliiiiin with Its cheer leiidei
Tbo column would yell Itself hours'
nnd retire nmld the npplnuso of th-
'( Rt.n 'JTTi I
(INK OF TIIK Ft.OA'TS
grand stand Over In the Moral lur
was a splendid display of needlewoil.
good things to eat and handiwork l ut
kinds. All of this fun and enthushisii
out In the ukiil mellow sunshine of
perfect autumn day!
Was the Investment a good mieV Tin
might be answiTisl by a farmer's an
swer to the question. "Well what il
you think of Iff"
The old man's face wrinkled Into
smile that begun in the corners of hi
eyes ti ml gradually spread to his hi.
mouth licfuie hosnlil ipiletly:
"I hate been luuklu' at line stock in
this here fall grounds for years.
I've thiiimht ft- lot about feedln' im
bnn'liii' stock, but" lie hesitated a nn.
tneiit. wnisl hN hand out toward a Pia
group of i-hildrru Intent upon sonic con
test and continued "I believe this hen
Is the must Important lot of youiiL'
stock that's ever been exhibited, nn
I'm golu' lo think more about luin'lh
em after this."
have all had this experience. I am
telling things you know.
I think tonight ot an incident m
my own life that I have never told
to any person; and there Is no one
living now who knows it. When 1 was
fifteen years old 1 did a very fool-
( Mi and wicked thing. My father knew
It and 1 knew that he knew It. Ho
didn't say a word. The next morning
; at family prayers, lie wept; and my
mother did not understand his tears,
and then I knew he had not told
my mother. That wns one of the
heaviest days ot my life. 1 felt that
I couldn't live In the same house
with my father when he knew what
1 1 had done, and so I decided that I
. would run away that night. And I got
' together my possessions. 1 had n sil
j vcr cup which my grandfather had
given mo because 1 was named for
him. I had a silver pencil and 1 had
a silver watclf, and I got thesT to
I gethor with a few other things nnd
j calculated their vnluo and 1 thought
I could buy a ticket to some western
I town and go away. I worked with my
father that day and ho said nothing.
but ho saw the heaviness of my oun
. tcnanco, nnd nt night when we came
I home ho said something to me that
j made mo know he had forgiven me.
I Do you know what It Is to bo fur
given? Why you don't know the load
you carry until It 1s lifted. And to 1
'say to each ono ot you, "You are
' God's child nnd you do nut millz
what a load of unrest you are catry
, lug until It shall be lifted and yoi
know tbnt your father bus lorglven
you." That Is a part of religion.
And another part of the peail or
great prlco Is power. Tower' I think
wo nil know that we like power. The
lellow that can get nstrlde of a horse
' tiud mako tho hort.o go this way or
that Oh, he feels good beiauso he
has power. Tho girl that can run n
eookbtove, or the sewing nuithlne, or
a Sunday School, or any other orgnul
j.atlon. has n Joy that is pure. Inn-J-cutit,
commendable, nnd heavenly .
l'ower! Cdatiy of us have tound tha
limits of tower. Ami we havo found
some things of power that we iidmliv.
1 thins, If wu know where to place
our admiration, wo admire tho mar
tyrs whon thoy stand alone nnd "face
n frowning world." Wo ndnilw th"
Inventor, who when everybody lis
f says this and that is Impossible, says,
"It chnll bo done," and through long
days ami nights he senrclus nnd ran
sacks tho treasures of uaturo until
ho brings forth that which the world
said was Impossible. We admire tho?
Independent people, I ran give you
a secret of power. I think most of
you havo seen n man use, a hose In
tho garden. Thero aro somo new stu
dents who may not have scon a hoa-?,
a very familiar sight in tho streets
of tho city, and wo thank Dr. Pear
sons tbnt wo havo somo hose nnd
nozzles hero tu llerca. Now tho man
who hns hold of tho nozzlo can sprln
klo tho garden nnd tho lawn, he can
wash tho windows, and ho can wnsh
tho carriago In n few minutes. Hut
It Is nil becnuso ho Is connected with
thu water works, Hack of that nozzle
Is a long rubber tube, nnd back of
Hint rubber tubo Is n pipe, and bad
of that plpo Is a reservoir. If th"
reservoir should bo rut off he would
bo holding an empty nozzle!
Thnru Is another part of this pearl
of great price. Religion means love.
Xow I don't wish to mnko you senti
mental, but the real fact Is that
there Is no treasure on earth i x
cept the treasures of thu heart. All
wealth, nil gems, and ull achievement
Is simply to satisfy tho heart. When
you havo gotten nil that Invention,
civilization and the centuries have
tolled for and laid by, It Is of no
valuu until It finally affects the
heart of somebody. And no heart was
mndo to bent ulone. I have a great
lovo for tho people who nru home
sick. It shows that tl'.cy have a home
nnd a heart. I pass no day without re
flecting upon tho fad fact that 1 nin
nn orphan, that 1 have no father
and no mother In this world to glvi
mo counsel nnd to pray for me. Do
you realize the tlmo Is coming when
you will bo an orphan, when nil the
tender ties of this World will ho
severed and tbo only thing which
holds and that will hold forever is
this friendship with God? I want
to prepare for everyone of you n
consolation for your bereavements. I
expected to have theso remarks
taken down by my faithful nnd loved
secretary, Miss Smith, nnd ns fiio
started for this building, she receiv
ed a telegram that her sister, who
was expecting to meet her at th-ir
homo for a llttlo family reunion next
month, died this day. Now nirli
t hinge are happening everywhere. Hut
there Is balm In Gllend. There Is a
cmfort for sad hearts, nni It Is In
the friendship of God. And the sym
pathy of love not only comforts us n
affliction; It gives the great Incen
tives for high endeavor.
.Now havo I convinced you, are all
of you convinced, that religion is a
pearl' of great price? Ho that has
It Is rich. We need nsk no further
questions about him he Is rich. Ho
that has It not Is to bo pitied. That'B
the fundamental thing. Hardly any
thing which you will ever learn in
this world can be more certain or
more Important than tho fact that
religion Is the pearl of great price.
Xow tho object of these meetings
Is to dtstiibuto pearls. I have want
ed to do something for my neighbors,
nnd for theso students who are with
us too short a time. They como and
they go. I have been a poor neighbor.
Three times since I havo lived here
theso twenty years, I havo been
sick nnd neighbors have come nnd
sat by my bedside.' I could not return
that neighborly kindness. I had other
engagements, other duties, other
promises. Again and again I have
been invited to sit by my neighbors'
firesides. I have alwnys said I would
like to come, I hope I may, but I
haven't. My father died and I couldn't
stand by his grave. .My mother died
and I couldn't bo at her bedside. Per
haps I have been wrong In not do
ing more for neighbors nnd kin, nnd
students, but at any rato I want to
do moie. If I can somehow make it
simple and attractive, so that you
shall get this pearl of groat price,
I shall have done for you the great
est thing possible. And you young
people, I wish I could do more for you.
1 never see tho lights burning lit the
literary socletl.i, without wanting to
lie there. I never pass n group of
you without wishing I could sit down
nnd Just whittle and "chin" a little.
It I can put this pearl of great price
Into your hand you will not hno
been hero in vain. That's what these
meetings are for.
Wo niU3t ask ono or two moie
things. Whnt Is tho price of this
great pearl? It Is a pearl of great
price. That means of great value.
You don't havo to pay the value of
It, hut you do havo to pay for It.
In tho first place this man who was
a niorchant, sought tho pearl.
And this Is tho first nnd main
thing I havo to say to you tonight.
Will yen seok It? Will you bo here
tomorrow night. Will you iittend to
this matter, or will you tlohe jour
cars and forget it all?
In tho second pinto ho tested It.
There are false pearls. When I was In
Homo tho first time, 1 bounht for my
wife a string of "Roman" pearis. Tin y
Iin'dths fchapo of pearls, lhy werw a
llttlo bigger than real peails, th y
had something of tho luster ot real
pearls, but if you pinched them tluy
would crumble. I don't think there
nro inoro than two or three of them
now loft out of twenty-four. Dm 1
don't wnnt you to have pearls that
crumble, but pearls that last.
And now wo get down to tho rul
pi Ice. What did ho pay? I don't wnnt
to disappoint nnybody; for tho pearl
of grU price you havo to pay ull
you have. Tho mcssngo that wns
sung hy tho qunrtctto tonight tells
tho prlco "Xothlng Less Than All
Will Do." Xow Hint's reasonable. If
you pay nil, no matter how llttlo your
all Is, tho pearl Is yours. Xo matter
how rich you ore, you will have to
ray all you possess. Don't you know
that's what wo always have to do
In a lovo match? Can any ono get
lovo without giving tho whole In re
turn? Can a lover say, "I will not
lorsako you, and I will bo your lover
and husband for n length of yiars,
except when I go to Iiulsvlllo?"
Xothlng L"ss Than All Will Do,"
Tho old Hlblu says, "I am n Jealous
God; thou shnlt havo no other Gods
beforo mo." Why does tho lilbto
dwell to much upon Idolatry? I don't
uupposo any of us have ever ssen
an Idol. 1 think I have ono nt the
houso simply as n curiosity. Hut
thoso old Idols, they nro types and
symbols of other things which people
worship now. Wo must say with tho
Tho dearest Idol I havo known,
Whnt e'er that Idol be,
Help ino to tear It from thy throne
And worship only thee.
I shall say more of theso thluxs
another night, but we must pay all
Xow to whom hnvo I been preach
ing tonlghl? I have been preaching
to everybody. I havo been preaching
to my (Icarwt friends. A dPar friend
of initio who Is not very learned said
the ether day, "iou know It tavs
, In the Scripture that not a diop of
his blood shall bum, nnd that munus
that ono who has once been redeem
, ed can never be lost." And 1 said,
, "Who said that?" "Ob, it's In the
jlllble." Hut It Is not In tho Dibit-.
Xow I have great comfort In th
j doctrine ot perseverance but I think
It's perfectly safe for me to say what
I Paul said, "I fight, I struggle, I sacri
i flee, 1 fear, lest that by any means
when I havo preached to uthcis I
' myself should be a castaway,"
, The true pearl may Jie lost. I know
a young lady who had a box of geniB,
family heirlooms that came down from
, mother to daughter. She was not a
worldly woman and so she put thorn
jnway not caring to wear them. Hut
i a visitor came from a far city nnd
suld, "I would like to see tbo family
gems,'' And shfc said, "Oh, Just s!t
down, 1 will run up nnd get them.''
Sho pulled out the drawer and reach
ed for tho box, and It was not there.
I Sho went Into the closet, and It was
not there. Sha jiskcd her mother and
..vi iiiwiiil. ..... uu. nuun itii.iv .i.io
become of that precious box. She
w?3 about to take down tho tele
phono to BinC for detectives and
have the house searched; but Just
then a telephone message camo to
her from a trust company saying
j that about a year ngo she had paid
$2.00 storago for n box, and the Com
i pany wanted to know If sho would
'pay 2.)0 storage another year. SHK
HAD DEPOS1TKD THAT UOX IX
jTIIE HAXK AND FORGO ITKX IT'
Now it was very fortunate that the
bank was an honorable institution.
There's another thing about pearls. .
They're different from any other
gem; jou know they aro an animal
product. They aro not a chemical
product llko the diamond. I was In a
wealthy homo nnd upon the table
was a very' elegant book called "Tho
Hook of tho Pearl" and I read a lit
tle In It and it gave directions for tho
care ot pearb. It seems that pearls
1 will deteriorate unless they como In
I contact with tomo living creature;
i they become pale and lusterless.
Pearls, to keep them bright and valu
able, must bo worn. It Is said that
' one of the great queens of Europe
who owns tho most splendid pearls
does not enjoy wearing them be
cause they do not become her. She
has her maid wear them to keep
them bright. You can't do that with
religion! You cannot hnvo anybody
else wear your pearls to keep them
, bright. Who of us have pearls uu
worn and bo tarnished, t)i- damaged?
Xow frleuda theso nro figures, but
i they aro figured of momentous things
that can affect us nil. They stand lor
tho Imago of our soul, of our spirit
j ual welfare right here, today and to
morrow. And wo propose llko reason
able peoplo to think nbout thes
great things and to give them th"
attention which they deserve.
, Xow tho thing which will help
you to fix thesa great truths In your
mind, and to look after thu lost and
( tarnished pearls, nnd the peails which
aro ttlll going without an owner,
j will b tho words of many rather
than of one; and 1 am going to
'ask each Christian here If he will
1 stand up In his or her place to say a
j word about tho perl of great iioe.
. LaU fifty or a hundred people siak,
1 and If you think of your frlunds
around you, you can speak and spfnk
profitably and spak loudly. Wo ask
! that n. one speak mor thuu two
fe'titoncos. You can suy, "I bsllovu In
I this pent I. I have found religion to bo
t'no peail of great price." Or somo will
say, "1 havo. lost my iarl," or ".My
pearl hns lost Its color." Or, anothsr
may sny, "I havo a friend who Is in
ucod of this iearl." Lit us liavd the
word not ot ono preacher but ot