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FRANK G. CABPENTER'S LETTER.
A Cure In Four Days
FRANK G. CARPENTER WRITES OF MIGHTY
'TRENCH WHICH FORMS THE
Graphic Description of the River From Its Source to Its
Mouth In the Mountains of Lebanon and Between
the Seas of Life and Death The Immense Fail and
the Electric Possibilities Where John Baptized and
How the Pilgrims Axe There Handled Today They
Enter the Water in Shrouds Swimming in Dead
Sea On the Site of Sodom and Gomorrah Mme.
Lot Licked Up by Camels.
(Copyright, 1910. TY Frank G. Car
penler.) JERICHO, Dec 6. The Jordan!
How shall I make you see it as
it winds its way through this
great gash in the thirsty face of old
Mother Earth? All day long I .have
been traveling upon its hanks in this,
the lower part of the course. I have
visited the ford where Joshua crossed
with his army of Jews when he took
possession of Canton, iiave stood on the
spot where it is said that Jesus wa
baptized of John, and have gone oyei
the place where the waters were parted
by the cloak of Elijah. Here at Jericho
I am within a short gallop of the Dead
sea, into which the Jordan now.
ered with snow the greater part of the
year. It has two or three different
sources. One is near Dan and higher
up is another at Banias, near the spot
where Christ said:
"Thou art Peter, and upon this rock
will I buildmy church, and the gates
of hell shall not prevail against it."
It is from Banias that the Jordan
has its chief start. It comes from a
cave to the limestone rock which is
now choked up wth stones, but out 'of
which the water flows in a great vol
ume, cold, sweet and pure. There are
tvp&K ahmit -the cave and the stream
j runs thrpugh a beautiful park down toj
! T .lA TTn1Al -n.!.;.!. 4c i1r ?a.rT feint
above the sea. The spring of Banias
has always been noted for its sweet
into wnicn me j"" .., j has always been noted ror its sweai-
ng on fhe steps of ihy hotel I can and purlty It is said the waters
see -Mount eao, wui.& , . ----- a71d cave were tormeriy aeaicaieu iu
- . -r -J -t-Vm PrnmisAn IanXJL .. , -. -. a,.j. .e 41.1. V.
wnen ne vieweu .u --- .
i.v. t, tttoo -r.nt to enter. In former
. , x vo cpti the Jordan, near
the Sea of Galilee, and have been nofj
far from its source in me ""
In the Cellar of the Earth.
This Jordan valley is the cellar of
the world. It is a great trench, which
begins a thousand or more feet above
the sea, in the Lebanon mountains, and
within a distance of 160 miles as the
.. mite- ?t? wav down to IdOO
feet below sea- level, where it ends in
the god Pan, and that from this the
Banias. or Panias. came. Greek tablets
have been found nearby, and ruined
temples and columns show that the
place was once the site of a consider
able city. It has now only a mud vil
lage of about 50 huts.
Going down to Lake Huleh, we see -a
marshy catchment basin into which
other streams run and from which the
Jordan flows out. There is little activ
ity about the lake. A few Bedouins
live near it And their only business
seems to be making mats of the papy-
feet below sea- levtsi, "- -- i seems to oe maKing iiia.ua ut me vas-
the Dead sea. The bottom of that sea j rug weeds -which grow on the shores
is a half mile below the surface of the
Meditteraneau, and in Jbuu.
I am writing, we are almost 4000 feet
below the highest point in Jerusalem.
There is no other part of the earth
uncovered by water where the land for
any distance is sunken for even -00
feet below the level of the ocean. T.his
is the greatest trough of the world,
ami one of the strangest.
Tvpical of iheaven, the . alley of the
Jordan is emblematic of hell. The most
of it is as thirsty as the dry sands of
the Sahara, and Just now its neat
torrid as" Tophet. The Plain -over which
These are the waters of Merom men
tioned in Joshua.
A little forther down is the main
crossing to Damascus. The place is
known as the Bridge of Jacob's Daugh
ters, and the stream is here on the lev
el of the sea. It drops 680 feet in the
next nine miles, having a continuous
series of cascades from there almost to
the Sea of Galilee.
The Seas of Life and Death.
The remainder of the Jordan's course
runs between the seas of life and death.
I refer to the Sea of Galilee, at the
north, and the Dead Sea at the south,
torrid as xopneu j-ug io-" - --- uunu, o-u. ." i . - -..-
I rode today on my way to the river The flrst ls sweet, full of fish and sur-
-rr-ifV. Virrn bushes. The
Was CUVCJ.au. . -- .
only green after leaving the irrigated
farms about Jericho was that which
borders the gully through which the
Jordan runs, thfc remainder being ot
alkaline earth thrown up by the floods
in castles and mounds, making- gul
lies and hills of all sizes and shapes.
The mean temperature of Jerusalem
is 6i Fahrenheit. It is temperate
throughout and the snow falls there in
the winter. The heat here is as great
as that of the center of Nubia. Dates
can be grown, and in the past Jericho
was known as the city of palms.
A Bird'-Eye View of the Jordan.
But this is not the character of the
whole course of the Jordan. Let me
give you a bird's-eye view of the river,
or, better, let us suppose "we have ta
ken an aeroplane and are going from
its source in the Lebanon mountains
to -where it loses itself in the great sea
of salt below. It rises on the foot Cf
Mount Hermon, whose peak is cov-
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Blood Poison -can never be cured with mercury
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Into the yrstem and smother It for several years.
Then when you think you are cured, pitiful mer
cury sjmptoms -will break out, and you find that
your bones have been rotting all the while. Tour
teeth will begin to loosen and your tissues,
glands, brain and vital organs will show the
terrible destructive power of the mercury and
potash. Locomotor Ataxia, Paralysis. Imbecil
ity and Premature Death are then almost Inev
itable. Any medical -authority will corroborate
these statements. The remarkable vegetable
Obbac Treatment does not drive in. the
" I ULTlllii iiU 11LX.LIJ
but drives it out. It positively contains no m!n- -ade acv0ss it.
,,i nnnii: -KThatpvM-. so that once cured bv the ; ""c " "
rounded by verdure. The other is
saltier than any other water on earth
and' so bitter and poisonous that no
living thing can exist within it. The
distance between these two seas in a
straight line north and south is aboutC
65 miles, and the slope from one to the
other is almost 12 feet to the mile, or
over 600 feet. Connecting them is this
great trough of the Jordan, from one to
16 miles wide. Through It the sacred
river runs. It winds about like a cork-
j screw, making'so many turnings that it
its 60 miles' distance. It goes with
great force, has 27 cascades, and there
are numerous falls where electric plants
might be put in. The land on each side
might be turned to rich farms if it
could only have water, and it may be
that the good fairy of electricity will
some time bring the dead earth to life.
As to the vegetation, there are some
farms in the upper part of its course,
and the sultan has- a sugar plantation
half way between Galilee and the Dead
Sea, where he works soldiers as labor
ers. There are.small fields of grain, in
cluding millet, wheat and barley here
and there, and I am told that rice and
indigo can be grown.
Down near the Dead Sea there is con
siderable cultivation on the Jericho
plain. The land is irrigated by a stream
from the mountains of Judea and by
he springs of Elisha. It is cut up into
small patches which are covered with
orange groves, almond orchards and
vineyards. Much of the fruit goes up
to Jerusalem. There are also fields of
egg plants, tomatoes and melons, and
dates vcould undoubtedly be grown. All
the way from here to old Jericho, a
distance of three or more miles, are or
chards, vineyards and gardens. They
are fenced with thorn bushes, the
thorns on which are great hooks turn
ing inward. They are said to be the
same thorns as those of which the
crown of our Savior was made.
Hovr the Jordan Looks.
The Jordan is not navigable. It has
no harbors, no boats and no cities or
villages of any account along its whole
course. It has numerous fords, but no
bridges of any size. There Is a wooden
bridge about sis miles above the Dead
Sea. It is a toll bridge, with fords
above and below it. The people use the
bridge only when the river Is high. At
other times the caravans save the toll
by passing over the fords.
On its course from Galilee to the
Dead Sea the river narrows and widens.
Now It is a swift, black, sullen cur
rent flowing between ugly mud. banks
covered with refuse, now it comes close
to the mountains which border the val
ley on either side, and down here at the
Dead Sea it reaches a width of 500 feet.
being so shallow that you could almost
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5B4 Ouiac- Blsie. Ghioaffa. IHineis,
Tn'e water catches the denuadations of
the mountains. It changes in color from
season to season, and in the spring It
spreads out in floods over the valley. It
is said that the partings of the water In
order that the Israelites might pass
over was when the river was at its
highest. Just now it is low and almost
It is not a sweet water at this point
In its course, for it has gathered tiie
salts and other minerals from the dry,
thirsty country, and it is so full of bad
matter that those who carry it home for
baptisms have to boil and filter it to
keep it from smelling. I have several
canteens which I filled myself from the
stream, or rather with the water which
I brought here in wine bottles from the
Jordan and had boiled and filtered be
fore it was put into the cans. If I ever
have a grandchild it shall be baptized
with this water. The canteens I bought
at the Jordan hotel here at Jericho.
They are kept on hand to -be sold to
tourists and pilgrims and a vast num
ber of them are carried away every
Crojsln;r the Jordan.
But let us visit the river and cross it
to the land where the Moabites live. It
is only a few miles from Jericho, and
we can drive there in a carriage. As
we start, the great white, blazing sun
is climbing the blue above Mount Nebo,
and the faint streak of the Dead Sea,
with the haze that hangs always over
it, can be seen down the valley. Our
soldier gallops in front to scare off the
Bedpulns and we wind our way lazily
in and out through the wheat fields.
Leaving these we enter a 'desert on the
aArra nf ti-iif btnnfls fJilsral. Where the
Israelites first encamped after crossing j
the Jordan, and then so on tnrougu
thorny scrub among gullies and hills
until we approach the long fringes of
thicket which border the river. There
js more vegetation as we near this and
we go through the bushes until we( come
to a creek which is no wider than the
average street of an American city. It
looks like many of the small streams of
our central states. I know of such in
Indiana, Illinois and Ohio, and there is
one of just about the same size which
goes by the name of Goose creek in
"Loudoun county, Va. The Rhine and the
Hudson, the Potomac, or even the Shen
andoah, could swallow the Jordan
without bulging, and just now it is so
small that in the United States it would
not be known as a river.
Nevertheless, the current is swift at
this place and we hire a fisherman to
"tak'e "us across. He charges 25 cents
for the boat, and for this rows us up
and down stream for an hour. He stands
up as he rows and leans on the oars.
We go to the other side of the Jordan
and climb out through the willows.
TTnw nuifit it is! The only sound is the
ripple of the stream as It washes the-l
banks and the sweet-voiced birds wnicn
sing in the trees at our left. As we re
turn we lean over and bathe our hands
in the Jordan. The water is cold. It
looks like weak milk when taken up in
a bottle. We taste It. It is acrid and
salty and we spit it out in disgust.
Baptizing tie Pilgrims.
It is at this spot that Christ is said to
hn.vA hpen bantized of John in the Jor
dan. The place Is about three miles J
from the Dead Sea, where the water at
ordinary times "s four or five feet deep.
Tt is the- nrincinal Dlace of pilgrimages
to the Jordan, and is the scene of tens
of tnousanas oi oaptisms t jea.i.. j.i
.iiiof ?m fnr hnntizlnsr is Easter, when
the Russians come by the thousands
and when other members of the ureeK
church unite with them in a great car
avan which comes here and camps.
At that time the water Is blessed by
the high priest of the church, and there
are many priests here to baptize the
faithful. The women and men dress in
white garments and go into the water
together. They change their clothes on
v. oVinm TVi jmrments thev wear in
I the water are usually shrouds, which
I they have brought from nome wiin
them for this purpose,' ana wnicn tney
intend to take back to be used at their
The scenes of these baptisms make
one think of a picnic. The men, women
and children rush about, some laughing
and screaming, and others quietly talk
ing. The priests dip each three times
in the Jordan and give him their bless
ing. After baptism some soak other
shrouds in the river to consecrate them
that they may carry them home to their
friends. They also drink of the dirty
water and bottle it up to take home.
Some of the pilgrims are old and have
to be lifted in and out of the river. The
current is swift and men are frequently
The Dead Sea.
Leaving the Jordan, we make our
way down the valley to the Dead Sea
The road goes through the thorn bush
es and winds about through dry, thirs
ty hills. The land is salty and alkaline
and all nature is dead. How hot the
sun is, and how glaring! Our eyes
smart and horrid flies crawl with legs
of glue over our faces. We try to brush
them off, but they alight again, and
bite as they crawl.
Now we are on the shore of the sea.
It is covered with pebbles and drift
wood. It looks more like a lake than a
sea, and it is just about the size of Lake
Geneva, in Switzerland. It is only 50
miles long and 10 miles in width, and
we can see from one end of it to the
The sea is bounded by stony moun
tains. On the east are the desert hills
of Moab, where Ruth was born and
"fnsp3 is buried, and on the west He
1 those of Judea, where the children of
Israel came alter mioses nan pointea
out the Promised Land to them. There
are openings at the north and south,
and away at the southwest are works
where the Turkish government is evap
orating the water to make salt for sale.
The Dead Sea hasi no outlet. A mist
usually hangs over it, which comes
from the evaporation, which is enor
mous. It is estimated that over 6,000,
000 tons of water flow into It daily,
and nevertheless its level changes only
a little throughout the year, and that
at the times of the flood.
Now dip up some of the water in
your hand and taste it. It burns your
tongue and your lips. It is as, bitter
as trail, and if vou drank a erlnss nf
j it you would probably die. It is about
the saltiest water on earth. If you
will take a gallon and boil It down you
will find that one-fourth of the con
tents Is solid. It is six times as salty
as the salt of the ocean and a cubic
mile of it wduld contain 900,000,000
tons of mineral matter. The sum is so
enormous you cannot comprehend It,
but at 90 tons to the car it would take
10,000,000 cars to carry that much, and
If your cars were a little under 40 feet
long the train required for the load
would reach 80 miles.
If you would further test the water,
take an egs and drop it into the sea.
It will float, leaving one-third of the
egg above the surface. A fresh egg
will sink in fresh water, and we break
our egg to be sure it is fresh.
Another test. Let us strip off our
clothing and go in for a swim. You
do not know how? That makes no dif
ference in this salty sea! TJhe water
is so heavy you could not sink if you
tried. You can He on your back and
float about all day long. You can
stand upright and tread; but it is al
most iinpossible to maintain such a po
sition. Your, feet have a tendency to
fly to the surface, and you bob up and
down like "the monkey on the stick."
Now try to swim. Your feet fly out
of the water, and you cannot move on,
as though the water were fresh. Now
let us wade out and let the sun dry our
skins. We feel as though we had been
painted with mucilege. We are gummy
and oily and incrusted with salt. We
have been scratched as we came
through the thorn bushes, and the salts
have got into the sores and they are
burning like fire. We shall not be
happy until we can get some fresh wa
ter to wash off the salt.
Sodom and Gomorrah.
An interesting thing about the Dead
Sea is that its shores were once the
sites of Sodom and Gomorrah, the two
towns which became so wicked that the
Lord rained fire and brimstone upon
them. There are said to be sulphur
springs in the country about, and it
Suggestive Questions On Sunday School
Lesson By Rev. Dr. Linscott For the Inter-
national Newspaper Bible Study Club
(Copyright 1910, by Rev. -T. S. LInsco tt, D. D.
Lesson for December 25, 1910.
Christmas lesson, Luke ii:6-20.
Golden Text For unto you is born
this day In the city of David, a Sa
viour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke
(1.) Verses 6-7 What country and
what city was Jesus born in? j
(2.) Why was Bethlehem called the
city of David? See I Sam. xvi:l.
(3.) What circumstances.had brought
Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem?
(4.) Why was it fitting that Jesus
should be born in Bethlehem?
(5.) In what direction and how far
is JBethlehem from Nazareth? Also
(6.) How much did God have to do
with this visit of Josep'h and Mary to
Bethlehem at this particular time?
(7.) Joseph and Mary went to Beth
lehem at the command of Caesar Au
gustus. Joseph, the son of Jacob, was
dragged into Egypt as a slave, but
the results In each case were most
blessed: now how can you show that
these, and other similar cases, demon
strate that God uses bad men and cal-
Divded. I Kings xii:
4, .f.$. v
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by
the mercies of God, that ye present
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto God, which is your
And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renew
ing of your mind, that ye may prove
what is that good, and acceptable, and
perfect, will of God.
For I say, through the grace given
unto me, to every man that is among
you, not to think of himself more
highly than he ought to think: but to
think soberly, according as God hath
dealt to every man the measure of
one body, and all raembers have not
the same office.
So we, being many, are one body in
ing to the grace that Is gven to us,
whether prophecy, let us prophesy ac
cordng to the proportion of faith;
Or ministry, let us wait on our min
istering: or he that teacheth, on teach
ing. Or he that exhorteth, on exhorta
tion: he that giveth, let him do it with
simplicity; he that ruleth, with dli
gence; he that sheweth mercy; with
Le love be without dissulation. Ab
hor that which is evil; cleave to that
which is good.
INTERNATIONAL PRESS BI
BLE QUESTION CLUB.
I kave read the Suggestive
Questions ok the Sunday S eke el
Lessen published ia Tbe El Pase
Herald; also tke Lessoa iteI2
for Sunday, Dec. 23, 1910, aad In
tend to read the series ef 52.
r O Z ! ! ! V
I V .
ImSes! "2 wen "(rooa men Sd jHand every one members one ot
tunate events, to help every aevout
man to his glorious destiny?
(8.) What has the birth of Christ
meant to the world?
(9.) What significance is there to
the "poor, and to the toiling masses,
that Jesus was born in a stable, and
cradled in a manger-?
3Tou are not experimenting on yourself-when
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we nave many memoers in i tensive saie oy its remarjsauie cures ot
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It is equally valuable for adults and.
children and may be given to young
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( 10 " Verses S-10 These shepherds
may have been a volcano which caused j received a great revelation while look-
the destruction. There is asphalt or ns after their sheep; when do gooa f
pitch in the bottom of the lake and the . men get most of their revelation, or in-
water has other minerals in addition spirations: while they are praying for
to salt, indeed, tne salt proper lett atter them or when faithfully engagea in
boiling comprises only about 7 percent
of the whole.
It was right here on the plain of the
Jordan, which was then, before the vol
canic destruction of Sodom and Go
morrah, as rich as Egypt, that the
nephew of Abraham and the cousin of '
Ishmael and Isaac, the good man Lot,
had. his estate, and it was in Sodom
that he lived, one of the richest and the
their usual occupations?
(11.) Why were these shepherds so
(12 ) Is it usual for people to be
afraid when God visits them? Why?
(13.) Are all God's messages to good
people, "good tidings .of great joy?"
Give your reasons.
Mil With what . kind of voice aia
only just man in the city. It was from liis angel speak, wouldn it be outward j
tnere tnat ne went out witn .airs, -uoi ( ana audible, so any person couia near,
and the tro girls. And it is said to be
at the southwest end of the lake, not
far away, that Mme. Lot turned and
looked back, and, as we may suppose,
longed for the fleshpots. And lo! she
became a pillar of salt. There are still
deposits of rock salt at that end of the
lake, and the guides now show the re
mains of a pillar which they say was
once Mrs. Lot, but which has been so
licked up by the camels that it has. al
Frank G. Carpenter.
The Great Dipper.
The seven stars in the constellation
known as the "great dipper" are, say
the scientists, seven magnificent suns
probably very much larger than our
own and glowing with intense luster.
Their massive globe3 whirl through
space with inconceivable velocity
Five of the sjars are receding from us
at the rate of seventeen miles a second,
and the other two are traveling in an
opposite direction. Thirty-six thousand
years from now the seven stars of the
"dipper" will have dissolved partner
ship, and its appearance will have en
or in inward voice only?
(15.) Verses 11-15 In what sense,
or how many senses, did the angdl
mean that Jesus was a savior?
(16.) Why were the citizens of heav
en so greatly pleased, and exultant,
over the birth of Jesus?
(17.) How far do you think heaven
is from the earth, and do you th'7
that those who are there know Ahat
is taking place here9
V (IS.) To vrknt extent, as an accom
plished fact, ha the birth of Christ
brought about peace and good will on
the earth? (This question must be
answered n writing by members of
(19.) Js tt always safe for us to fol
low .supernatural intimations, as these
shepherds did? Give your reasons.
(20.) Verses 16-20 When we start
on a journey or commence a work, on
the suggestion of the voice of God in
our souls, do we invariably find the
results as they were intimated, as
these shepherds did?
(21.) Is jubilant joy the consonstant
experience of those who live near
enough to God to hear his voice, and
are faithful enough to always obey?
Give your reasons.
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