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SOUTHERN STANDARD McMINNV.ILkE. TENNESSEE.SATURDAY, OCT. 4, 1890.
EDITED BY EEV. F. L. LEEPEll.
HIE SWEET OLD STORY.
Read me some message of comfort
While the sunset's tender light
Is puling away in the westward -
And heraldng coming night.
I am a-weary, a-weary,
Aud I long for a word of peace
That shall bid all these vexing worries
And fretting cares to cease. ,
Read to tue of the Master,
Of the gracious truths lie taught
Of Ilis mighty works of hearing,
With love and mercy fraught,
Of his never wearied patience,
His compassion and Bis care,
That never turned unheeding
From the poorest suppliant's prayer.
Yes, read to me of the Master
For the story grows more dear
As the clouds grow dark above me
And life seems bleak and drear.
When my heart is sore and wounded
It comes like a healing balm,
And over its griefs and tempests
It breathes a peaceful calm.
Now read me the dear old story
Of the love that is mighty to save,
And the nevei-failing forgiveness,
That I may grow strong and brave;
For how I have tinned and fallen
No one but Jesus knows,
And I long to taste the sweetness
That from Ilis pardon flows.
Then I know that Ilis love and mercy
Are still as strong and near,
And that my feeblest whisper
Will reach Hislist'ning ear.
And when I am sorely tempted
Or sorrow doth befall,
I know that the loving Saviour
Knoweth aud piticth all.
A QUESTION IN CHRISTIAN
home, property, relatives, feellng.life
itself 'all that he hath.'1
Reader, does It eeem an unreasona
bio demand ? Does the sum , total
seem to be too great ? Let , us consid
er. Who redeemed you? Who made
'peace between you and God ? Who
brought pardon and justification from
the King and court of heaven ? Who
took awav vour filthy rags and
that any sin, however garishly array
ed or socially dignified, is in itself re
spectable, but that some sins are so
countenanced by certain classes that
they are held to be respectable. Mrs.
Browning spoke truly when, with
epigramatic force,shesaid, "The dev
il is most devilish when respectable,"
because he is then most dangerous.
His seeming respectability throws
THC COLLEGE ORATORS.
What Ilecornes of tho Urllllttiit Vulodlo-
torlana In After IJfe.
What bocomoa ot our valedictorians
is almost as Interesting a question as
what bocomes of our pins," said a
famous physician. "Ever sinco a littlo
incidont that happened to mo a fowdays
ago I have bcon pondering1 over tho sub
ject, and as soon as I have the leisure
mean to look into it more closely. Twen
ty-flve years ago, whon I was a fresh-
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clothed you with the garment of sal- unwary souls off their guard, and be 4U gt Columbia, my brother and I at- Julol I 1TI, AUK ANS AS
v nat aoes it cost v mis is a very
common question in business transac
tions. There is a question very much
like it in Christian Arithmetic. It
costs something to be a Christian.
How much does it cost ?
We can find out by inquiring what
it cost those who became Christians
in the days of Christ
One day he was walking by the Sea
of Galilee. He saw two men, Simon
and Andrew, casting their nets into
the sea.for they were fishermen. He
said unto them, "Come ye after
me." Straightway they forsook
their nets and followed him. It cost
those men their business to be Christ
A certain Scribe said unto him,
'Master, I will follow thee witherso
ever thou goest." Hear the Master's
answer : "The foxes have holes, and
the birds of the air have nests, but
the Son of man hath not where to-lay
his head." It was as much as to say,
"ii you louow me, it win cost you
home and its comforts to be a Christ
A young man came running to
Christ, and eagerly inquired, "What
good thing must I do that I
may have eternal life?"
Here is the answer : "If thou wilt be
perfect, go, sell that thou hast and
give to the poor, and thou shalt have
treasure in heaven, and come follow
me." It cost that young man his
property to be a Christian.
On the same day, and near the
same place, on the Sea of Galilee,
where he saw Simon and Andrew.he
found two other men, James and
John, in a ship, mending their nets.
"And straightway he called them,
and they left their father, Zebidee, in
the ship with the hired servants, and
went after him." It cost those two
men, not only their business, but
leaving their father behind them, to
The father of one of the disciples
had died. That disciple said to him,
"Lord suffer mo first to go and bury
my father. But Jesus said unto him,
Follow me, and let the dead bury
their dead." It cost that man feeling
of the most delicate and tender char-,
acter, to be a Christian. The son's
request seems most reasonable, while
the answer seems most unreasonable.
But the work to be done admitted of
no delay. Souls were in danger.
John tells us of some Greeks who
came up to worship at the feast, and
wno maae Known to rninip to see
Jesus. In the course of his interview
with them, he raid, "He that loveth
his life shall lose it; and he that
hateth his life in this world, shall
keep it unto life eternal." They
must not hold the present life too
dear, but be ready to lay it down, if
need be, in order to be Christians.
These are the items of cost. Now,
for the sum total. Here It is, given
by the same unerring calculator.
"Whosoever he be of you that for
sakethnotall that he hath, cannot
be my disciple." All business,
vation ? Who conquered Satan? Who
removed the 'sting of death ? Who
triumphed over the grave? Who
offers you a crown, a throne, and a
kingdom ? Who unlocked the gates
of the golden city and bade you en
ter? What think you it cost Jesus to
procure these things for you ? What
think you it cost him to make It pos
sible for you to be a Christian? Go
ask those who followed his weary
footsteps about J udea, Samaria, and
Galilee. Ask those who heard him
say, "My soul is exceeding sorrowful
even unto death. Ask those lonely,
sighing cedars la Gethsemane, that
witnessed the blood pressed from his
pores as he groaned beneath the
weight of the sins of the whole world.
Ask those who saw the teacherous
kiss, and his arrest by the infuriated
rabble. Ask those who saw him
stand at Pilate's bar, smitten, spit
upon, reviled, without an advocate
or a friend. Ask those who crowned
him with thorns, put on him the
scarlet robe, and placed the mock
sceptre In hl3 hand. Ask those who
saw him faint beneath the cross as he
struggled up the mount of crucifixion.
Ask those who nailed him to the
accursed tree. Ask those who heard
his dying cry. Ask the rend-
nop vaoItq nnaninrv rem roo
the trembling earth, the darkening
sun. Ask those who stood amazed
amidst that awful scene. . Ask God,
the Father, who gave his only Son
thus to suffer and die for a rebellious
world. They can tell you what it
cost Jesus to make it possible for you
to be a Christian.
What it costs yon to be a Christian
ana what it cost mm to make it pos
sible for you to be a Christian, com4
prehendsthe whole cost. What it
costs you, compared with what it
cost him, is but a single grain to the
whole world. If every item were
demanded of every one, all at once.
the demand would not be unrea
But Christ does not require that all
these sacrifices shall be made, at all
times, by all his followers. They are
to be actually made as circumstances
demand. There must, however, be
an ever present willingness to give
up all for him when the necessity
arises. Every follower of Christ
must have the spirit of a martyr.
Although he may never be led to
crucifixion, yet he must bear his
cross, and be ready to be nailed to it
when the sacrafice is demanded.
Here may be found the reason why
there are bo few real, earnest, whole
hearted Christians. To be a Christ
ian, sacrifices must be made, crosses
must be borne, self must be denied.
It may be that business must be aban
doned ; home with its comforts and
endearments, left behind.; property
sui rendered and appropriated to be
nevolent purposes ; relatives near and
dear, may have to be given up ; feel
ing sacraficed ; life itself be laid upon
the altar ; or it may be that a whole
burnt offering, of all these things,
must De maae. when this tact is
realized, and when there appears no
room in the narrow way to avoid it,
many halt.not a few turn back. They
did not count the cost of building the
tower. If they did, it was hurriedly
or thougtlessly done. All the items
were not included in the account.
When the expenses began to accumu
late and they came to realize the
magnitude of the sum,and means fell
short, they ceased to build.
They did not consider the dangers
to be encountered in the war in which
they were about to engage. They
did not carefully estimate the
strength of the enemy against whom
they were to contend. Dazzled by
the pomp and circumstance of hell
day parade, they did not see the car
nage and death of real battle. They
did not expect to lose a right eye.or a
right hand, much less to die,
Hence, when they encountered the
world, the flesh, and tho devil, with
their twenty thousand, drawn up in
battle array, they became faint heart
ed, quickly retired to the rear, took
off the gospel armor, and put on citi
guiles them by begetting the thought
that their objections to certain profit
able or delightful courses of conduct
are based, not on Scripture rationally
interpreted, but on Bqueamish or
morbid consciousness. Hence, for
example, when young men see social
honors paid to rich financiers whose
overflowing coffers were filled by
means of transactions which invol
ved lying, deception, and speculative
trickery, they are disposed to think
such dishonest practices are not so
bad as they are taught to believe. So,
when members of Churches indulge
in some questionable, or perhaps
even ungodly, practices, they throw
the cloak of their respectability over
deeds which are in themselves inju
rious both to the moral and spiritual
life. Thus they enable the devil to
do his most devilish work of luring
young and feeble souls into the pit of
destruction. How needful, then, is
the precaution, "Beware of respecta
Keep Your Temper.
"I never can keep anything!" cried
Emma, almost stamping With vexa
tion. "Somebody always takes my
thinsrs and loses them." She had
mislaid some of her sewing imple
"There is one thing," remarked
mamma, "that l thinK you might
keep, if you would try."
"I should like to heep even one
thing," answered Emma.
"Well, then, my dear," resumed
mamma, "keep your temper; if you
will only do that, perhaps you will
And it easier to keep other things. I
dare say, if you had employed your
time in searching for the missing ar
tides, you might have found them
before this tune; but you have not
even looked for them. You have
only got into a prison, a bad way of
spending time, and you have accus
ed somebody, and unjustly, too, of
taking away your things and losing
them. Keep your temper, my dear.
When you miss an article, keep your
temper and search for it. You had
better keep your temper, if you
lose all the little property you possess
So, my dear, I repeat, keep your tem
Emma subdued her ill-humor,
searched for the articles she had lost,
and found them in her work bag.
"Why, mamma, here they are! I
might have been sewing all this time
if I had kept my temper."
We should always remember that
revivals are not machine work. They
are neither worked up, nor worked
down, if they are genuine. They
come often after patient and tearful
labor on the part of pastor and peo
ple ; or they come after the long and
agonizing prayers of the pastor alone;
or they come m answer to the pray
ers of the poorest widow in the val
ley, or of the humblest child in the
villiace: or they come in a manner
unexpected to every one. All this,
however,does not ignore nor preclude
the most assiduous labor on the part
of preacher and people.tor the decent
of the Holy Ghost. We cannot de
termine the time ; we cannot always
rely upon the visible manifestations;
but we can, every one of U3, Improve
our spiritual state by a hearty and
entirely consecrated devotion to the
work of advancing the cause of which
we profess to be disciples. And any
who a'md aloof, and refuse to co-op-perate
in the work, must pay the
penalty of coldness of heart and bar
renness and leanness of soul.
tended tho graduating exercises of tho
college. The king pin among the grad
uating class was well, never mind tha
name; It might embarass the valedictor
ian of whom I want to speak. We'll
call bim Isaac J. Morris. Well, Morris
had won all the prizes in sight He was
tho head of bis class and was appointed
valedictorian. How my brother and I
envied him as he stood on the platform
with tho honors fairly showered down
on his bead, and almost burlod under
the fioral tributes of bis friends and ad
mirors. And his speech! I thought I
bad never listened to any thing half so
"That fellow will bo President of tho
United States some day," remarked my
brotbor between one ot the bursts of ap
plause that greeted Morris efforts, and
I fully echoed bis sentiments. Woll,
lost sight of the promising valedictorian
entirely in the struggle for existence,
though my brother and I of ton discussod
him and bis splendid prospects. Tho
other day a rather frowsy-looking man
walked into trfy ofuco and after stating
that ho was a lawyer, said that be bad
volunteered to call on me in behalf of
one of his friends who wanted some sort
of a placo in ono of the hospitals with
which I am connected. He said his
name was Isaac J. Morris. I rcmcm
bered him in a flash. Somehow tho
valedictory incident had buried itself in
my mind. Ho was certain, he said, that
he had never met mo, and bad only
como to my office bocauso his friend was
unable to call in person. I recalled tho
graduating day, twenty-five years ago,
to bim, and asked him if he wasn't tho
brilliant valedictorian of that occasion.
He said ho was.
"I suppose you have gathered wealth
and honor galore in your profession? I
said. "Well, no; not exactly," ho ro
plied. "Aren't you a Judgo at least?"
I still persevered. "A Judge? ro,"
and he laughed cynically; "I am tha
managing clerk in a Brooklyn lawyer's
office. I do all tho hard work all tho
grubbing and esteem myself luqky if
I make a living. I am in debt, and live
on the outskirts of Brooklyn with a fam
ily of four boys, whom I can hardly
clothe and educate. The only thing I'vo
got is respectability. I have not any
bad habits and nevor had any."
Well, I could hardly believe it," con
cluded the doctor, "bocauso a more
promising, hard-working fellow had
never been aeon at the time he gradu
ated. I guess ho burned out too soon,
like some colts that aro very promising,
but break down without any apparent
cause under Baddle. I wonder how
many of tho really brilliant college men,
and particularly tho envied valedictor
ians, ever make a position for them
selves in the world." N. Y. Sun.
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Is the Redeemer's great command,
Nature roust count her gold but dross,
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Allowed to Iloam Around in a Circus
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Darling, a tall, handsome fellow, ac
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steps in the arena. Ho cracks bis whip,
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they rushed straight from tho stable-
Leo, Tom, Pasha and Sultan four mag
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desert. As soon as they catch sight of
thoir master they aro as quiet as lambs,
One of them stands on bis hind legs,
places his foro paws on Darling's shoul
dcrs and licks his face. They then squat
on a couplo of benches, each awaiting
tho signal to go through his performance,
After a few preliminary exercises a
number of stands or pedestals wero
placed close together, and the five ani
mals executed a serios of tableaux ricantt
with striking effect. On being sent back
to their places throe of the lions obeyed
the iniunction. but tho second of tho
croup romained where ho was. As
ncithor coaxing nor entreaties availed,
Darling simply threw his protege over
his shouldor and carried him to his
A swing plank was introduced, on
which tho merry performers disported
themselves for a while. Sitting upright
on thoir stands they had afterward to
hold out flags spread out from one to the
other, over which tho mastiff jump6d in
mighty leaps. When at last, to all ap
pearance, tired with their labors, they
all lay down together. Darling grace
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Nero, the dog, skipped around, barking
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life. After a short repose Tom mounts
a tricyclo without assistance and sets it
going with his foro paws. Leo assists
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they start all around tho ring. Mean
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He mounts his chariot, flourishing his
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