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Ily Mm, n. T. Itovjs
"There It n title In the nlTnlrt of men.
Which, taken lit the flood. mean fortune,
Omitted, Ml the vnyiiee of their life
la bound In -hAllows nnd In miseries."
Tbls thought of the linmortnl hnrd It
worthy of our clot following nt this epoe
In the history of the Disciples of Ohrlnt. A
centarr bo the ryes of the orld were sud
denly attracted to Washington, l"n where
Thomm Campbell read that famous ilocu
ment entitled "Ieclarntlon nnd Addre( of
theCbrlatlan Association of Washington"
as the nrst demonstration of christian union
on the bails of the word of Hod alone, Inde-
pendent of the lufluence of the papacy and
sectarian demonatlonallsm. Though liar
ton W. Htome and other vt ho were promi
nent In the wonderful re viral, at Cane
llldge, Ky nnd had taken the name po
sition earlier, yet Sept. 7, IH l universally
accepted at hearing the uimo relation to the
"Disciples of Ohrltt," christian or Ohurchet
of Olirltt that-July 4, 177(1 holds to the U. H.
of America. That we may know how much
wearo Indebted to Mr. Campbell and the
committee of 11 who stood together for this
declaration of principles, we quote the fol
lowing from the address! "Let none Imagine
that the subjoined propositions are nil In
tended as an overture towards a New Creed
or Standard for the church or as In anywise
designed to he made n term of communion,"
Nothing ran be further from our Intention.
They nre merely designed for opening up
the way, tbnt wo may come fairly nnd firm
ly upon clear nnd certain promises; (and
take up things Just at the Apostles left
them. That thus disentangled from the ac
cruing embarrassment of Intervening nges,
Wo nmy stand upon the same ground on
which the church stood at the beglnlitg.
Having said i-omuch to solicit attention and
prevent mistake we submit as follow st
Prop 1, That the Church of Christ upon
earth Is essentially, Intentionally and con
stitutionally one; consisting of nil thoto In
every place that profess their faith In Christ
nnd obedience to him In all things accord
ing to the Scriptures nnd that uianlfett the
aaine by their temper and their conduct,
nnd of none else as none else can truly nnd
properly bo called cbrlstaln.
2nd. That although the Church of Christ
- upon earth must necessarily exist In par
.tlculnrnnd distinct societies, locally sepa
rate ooo from another; yet there ought to
be no schisms, no uncharitable divisions
among them. They ought to receive each
otberas Christ Jesus bnth also received them
to the glory of God. And for this purpose
they ought nil to walk by the same rule, to
mind and speak the same thing; and to be
perfectly together lu the same mind nnd In
the same Judgment.
3rd. Tbatlnordertodothls nothing ought
to bo Inculcated upon chrlstnlns ns articles
of faith: nothing required of them as terms
of communion, but whn tit expressly taught
and enjoined upon them In the word of God.
Xbrought anything be ndmltted as of di
vine obligation In their church constitution
and management, but what is expressly en
joined by the authority of our Iord Jesus
Christ and bis Apostles upon the New Tes
tament Church: either In expressed terms
or by approved precedent.
4th. That although the scriptures of the
Old nnd New Testaments are Inseparately
connected, making together but one perfect
and entire revelation of the Divine Will for
the edification and salvation of the church ;
and therefore In that respect cannot tie sep
arated ; yet at to what directly and proper
ly belongs to their Immediate object, the
New Testament! It as perfect a constitution
for the worship discipline and government
of the New Testament Church and as per
fect a rule for the particular duties of its
members; as the Old Testament was for the
worship discipline nnd government of the
Old Testament Church and the particular
Outlet of Its members.
Mb. That with respect to the Commands
and ordinances of our lords Jesus Obrlst,
where the express time or manner of per
formance .If any such there be; no bnman
'authority has power to Interfere In order to
supply the supposed deficiency by making
laws for the church: nor can anything more
be required of chrlstalns In such cases but
only that they so observe the commands
and ordinances, at will evidently answer
the declared and obvious end of tbelr Insti
tution. Much less has any human authori
ty the power to Improve new commands or
ordinances upon the church which our Lord
Jesus Christ has not enjoined. Nothing
ought to be received Into the faith or wor
ship of the cburcb, or be made a term of
communloii amongst christians that Is not
as old as thoNew Testament," Having sub
mitted the proposition be said "Union In
truth has been nnd ever must lie the prayer
of nil christians In every denomination.
Union In Truth It our motto. The Divine
word Isour standard. In the Lord's name do
we display our banners. Our eyes nre upon
the promises "Bo shall tbey fear the name
of the Lord from the west and his glory from
the rising of the tun." "When the evening
shall come In like a flood the spirit of the
Lord shall lift up n standard against him,"
That we may understand how Uod has In
creased the harvest from the small begin
ulngonly a hundred years ago, we will
cite only one branch of the work belngdoue
by the Disciples of Christ who are now mar
Haled under one spirit of unity, n million
and a half strong to carry the gospel to all
nations lu tho terms of the world-wide
Total receipts last year for the Foreign
Missionary work imcfl. SUlo of a loss from
the year before principally In Annultes,
Payments made for the maintenance of the
work M.iHS being CT.uu more than receipts
The whole amomit received since the or
ganization of the Foreign Hoclety at Ixiuls
vlllo. Ky lit 1x75 H.HH.IK7. nn average of
J 101,174 n year for Si years. We have mis
sionaries now In Jupan, China, Thibet, In
dia. Africa, I'bllllplne Islands, Hawaii,
you wish to have your
prescriptions filled Qlck
ly and Accurately take
them to i,
CowgilFs Drug Store
where you may get your
Drug wants at
BAY OR NIGHT
dwiiir. im store
"E L S I E"
WE WILL HAVE ON DISPLAY
M;, Friday and Saturday
March 18th, 19th, 20th
A Host Of
The size and almost endless variety of our
display this year has surprised our old custom
ers and won .the praise of the many new
comers. No prettier Millinery is to be had in
Hickman and certainly nowhere are 'equally
good values offered. In no other articles of
apparel is so much interest centered at this time
as in the hat; and no want can be conceived
that we have not anticipated. Everything from
the smart little dress hats to the elaborate
Frenchy dress affairs. We would like to tell
you all we know about the new styles in mil
linery, but with so varied a line, it is not pos
sible. We simply invite your critical compari
son of values.
Baltzer & Dodds Dry Goods Co.
"E L S I E"
Cuba, Kngland, Hcandaiinvla and Turkey,
Twenty-three new missionaries wore tent
out last year, the largest numlier over sent
nt one time. Tho whole missionary forco
now numbers 7l, Including Ml native help-
era, a gain of 1V7, the largest guln In our history.
We support on the foreign field IT medical
missionaries aud IT hospitals and dltpeusn'
rle, and last year lWHJpatlentsweretreat'
ed, a gain over tho previous 'year of S11.7V6.
Hlxty-two schools and colleges are support
ed with an attendance of S.W, an Increase
of SSI" students. The Foreign Hoclety a!o
feeds, clothes, houses and educate over 0
orphans. In vlewof tuchmagnlflcentwork
being accomplished throughout the world
even In the darkest bouteaof the panic, who
ever dare to question that nod has fulfilled
the promises upon which Thos, Campbell
based his faith aud hope that (od would
raise up a standard to meet the enemy when
hu came In as a flood. When lUnnaii Catholi
cism had defied and checked protestantism,
AlexanderOampbell challenged Archbishop
I'urcell and produced a written debate that
Catholic dare not read lest tbey give up
their Catholicism. When sectarianism wa
rampant and the churches were glorying
In divisions, Alexander Campbell met Pi, I..
Itlce, the champion of sectarianism, In Isl
ington, Ky and ever since that debate the
world haobeen leavened with the doctrine
of chrlstlau union upon the wordofOodas
opposed to creeds.
When Inlldellty In the person of llobert
Ok en, of ticotland, the polished scholar had
challenged all the clergy of the United
Htntes and there was none to defend the
Word of Hod, who dared to accept the dial
lenge but Alexander Campbell, and ever
since that dtdrnte Inlldellty has never dared
rnlly.to meet any able preacher In public
discussion. This dltcusslou took place lu
Cincinnati. Ohio, and at Its close nearly the
entire audience stood up In open confession
that Jesus Christ Is the Hon of (Jod, and the
Hlble the 1)1 v! no llevelatlon, Who then
dare measure our gift today by dimes if
we can give dollars, or who shall dare only
give a dollar where be could give ten or
twenty and never miss a meal!
We as a people are asked to give Itou.au
this year towards converting 7u0.(JU),(uO
heathen, and wo as n congregation are
asked to give at least 110. Hurvly, we who
have not been giving much for a great
while, for any kind of church work ought to
redeem ourselves, und this year make It
ten timet ten, so that the whole state of
Kentucky will look on us In a more favor.
able light. Instead of helping us out of
pity to keep us from dying, tbey will bo
enlisted to co-operate with us In the hope
fulness of success, and will bring to our
efforts much more motuiy wlum they be'
lleve we will bo ablo through tbelr greater
gift to march Into the field with a great
shout of victory. And may we now tirstli
reu each of us trust the Lord this once,
this greatest of all the years In our hi
tory. and give, fully and largely to Ills
poor, suffering, heathen children for whom
Cbrlst (Hod Iielng fully assured that we
will be much richer In heart than ever be
fore In the past, and as for the future let
us all take the Lord for security, who says
"He tbnt glveth to the poor lendeth to the
lord and He, (the Iord), will repay It
Let us rememlier at we often read on the
tombstone of frUnds who have entered In
to nod's keeping. "Not lost but gone be
fore." Ho our money thus given will not
be lost but simply Invested In the Having
liank of Kternlty with our Heavenly Fath
er a security.
Adopt Books For Public Schools.
A call was itsued last week (or a
meeting at Frankfort of the State
Educational Board, at which time
advertisementi will be made for bids
to furnish school books for the pub
lie schools of Kentucky for the next
Ave years. The State Education
Board is composed of the Governor,
Auditor, Secretary of State, Treas
urer, Superintendent of Public In
struction, Attorney General and
Clerk of the Court of Appeals. The
board will fix a date of the reception
of bids and samples of books from
the different bidders. Under the
operation ot the new County Unit
School law these will be sent to each
of the County Boards in the State.
The County Boards meet and rote
upon the books and the book that re
ceives a majority of the votes or
sixty counties are selected at a later
meeting of the State Board.
If you get a sample copy of the
Courier its an invitation to subscribe.
Commercial-Appeal and Courier one
year for $1,25
Bargains in Dinner Sets. -Hick
man Hdw. Co.
H. L. Curlln was here from
Woodland Mills, on business, yes
terday. A BARGAIN 100-ptece English
China dinner sets at $15 each, while
they last. Hickman Hardware Co.
Judge F. S. Moore is in Winchester
this week attending a meeting of the
head camp of the W. 0. W.
0. Hertweck is building two cot
tages for rent on his lots west of A,
O. Caruthers. He says they will
not only be convenient, but right up
to-now in every respect.
Julian Choate is our authority for
the statement that we have had
rain fall of 18 inches here since
January 1. A rain barrel out in his
yard, apart from buildings or other
things that might having any bear
ingon it, is half filled with water,
or about 18 inches.
Two women in the United States
to day are able to send their letters
ithout the expense arfil worry of
stamping them. This peculiar con-
dition of affairs results from a signal
tribute paid the widows of two presi
dents, they being Frances F. Cleve
land, and Mary Lord Harrison,
widow of the late Benjamin Harri
son. The new ruling provides that
the signatures of Mesdames Harri
son and Cleveland must appear in
the corner usually occupied by the
Stover and Harris.
F. R. Stover, the tint-er with Rev
B. Marvin Harris who wai here two
years ago, was married last week
to a iaay ot some JU years.
Hush little Hickman
Don't you cry,
You'll be a cow-lot
Bye and bye.
100-piece English China dinner
sets, 15. Hickman Hardware Co.
See our window.
and along with it is the
need of a good spring
We are recommending
to our best customers
the well known
as the best remedy in
our store. It clears the
blood and strengthens
the entire system.
HELM & ELLISON
Three Years in Ptn.
. .a. .
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The jury in the
and Jim Thomas, t
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uiuukiu III VGl'-ir I f.
tn.n ll, nwsA n I' . v-lfl 13
The crime is all-, j dime be
committed last veir w-n the nl
belonging to Bob i, --
the city, was rays-' aiK
onedav. The thie. 5 were
to one of the lower .-Ml1
crime was laid at t..e door cl
young .euows, wuo i. -
In these oaiti about l!: Mime the -
The horse was r
about the same tiro- coy"
arrested on a crv, c
horses in Fulton c Jr'y ir-
remanded to jail at W - -
Ihere - tMV
brought here for tM u
Seat, of that county
. u It
The r trial will i
mill then thev wl.l rriwiu i
at that place, Mij
i to be to
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rr.c ii'" -
below town, was I
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unaerm cu n,
..,. nnct lot's I j 3ll tWt
tl. - i . J '
. , . -F vrnci
n hive several leet n .
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ing me present n - .
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