VOL. XXXVI-NO. 29.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1901.
SUBSCRIPTION: S1.00 Per Year
1901 FEBRUARY. 1901
All the News of the Past Seveii
H03IE AND FOREIGN ITEMS
News of the Industrial Field, Fersona
and Political Items, Happening's
at Home and Abroad.
THE NEWS FROM ALL TIIE WOULD
In the senate on the 11th the omnibus ap
propriation bill ($2,tfs!.00S) was reporter!
and a bill was also reported appropriating
$5oO.OiO for the Buffalo Pan-American ex
position. The naval appropriation bill
and a bill for an additional judge in the
northern district of Illinois were passed
and the shipping bill was further discussed
In the house Mr. Dabcock (Wis.) in
troduced a bill to put steel rails, billets
iron, wire, nails, oar wheels, etc., upon
the free list. The diplomatic and consulai
appropriation bill was considered.
The entire session of the senate on thf
12th was taken up in discussing the agri
cultural appropriation bill. A commissioner
was appointtd to select a site in Washing
ton for a memorial or statue of Gen. U. S.
Grant, to cost tSM.OX) In the house th-i
army appropriation bill was passed and
consideration of the sundry civil bill, the
last ot tho big money measures, was begun.
The senate on the loth further discussed
the agricultural appropriation bill and con
firmed the army nominations made by the
president In the house the sundry civV.
appropriation bill occupied the time.
The agricultural appropriation bill oc
cupied the time of the senate on the 14th
during the day and the district code bill
was discussed at a night session. Senators
JIaie (Me.) and L,ocge (Mass.) sounded
notes of warning against, the enormous ap
propriations being made by the present
congress In the house the sundry civil
appropriation bill was further discussed.
George Carter, a negro who asault
el Mrs. William E. Board, was taken
form the Paris (Ky.) jail by a mob
A syndicate Is said to, have ac
quired control of more than 50 retail
drug- stores in Chicago.
In addresses at Iowa City and Mus
catine Mrs. Nation urged the people
to smash the saloons of Iowa.
Seven ships, with 250 persons, are
given up as lost in gales on the Pa
cific. Fire destroyed the American Glass
conipanj-'s plant at Rochester, Pa.
Three men were shot and a ballot
box stolen during a primary riot in
The Cuban constitutional conven
tion adopted a clause making Gomez
eligible to the presidency.
John T. Hayes shot and killed Miss
Winifred L. Cook in Wins ted, Conn.,
because she jilted him and then shot
The Missouri senate passed a bill to
punish kidnaping with death.
Saloons in Topeka, Kan., have all
closed, in obedience to a mandate of
a mass meeting.
The senate has confirmed the nomi
nation of Major General Nelson A.
Miles to be lieutenant general.
Charles Voss killed his wife and him
self in Milwaukee. Domestic trouble
Mas the cause.
The Kansas senate defeated the bill
to restore capital punishment in that
Mrs. Carrie Nation addressed a small
audience in Willard hall. Chicago, and
visited several saloons, recognizing her
husband's grandson as a bartender at
A bill was introduced in the Pennsyl
vania legislature making kidnaping a
Gov. Nash ordered 3.000 troops to Cin
cinnati to prevent a prize fight.
Lincoln's birthcay was very general
ly observed throughout the country.
Five $1,000 bills were stolen from
a bank in Kansas City, Mo.
The anti-saloon crusade in Kansas
is gaining strength and sweeping
over the entire state.
Northern and central New York are
many feet deep under snow, the bliz
zard being the worst in years.
Mrs. Carrie Nation left Chicago for
Topeka, Kan., after a busy day mak
ing addresses and visiting saloons.
The lower branch of the Indiana leg
islature adopted a report recommend
ing life imprisonment for kidnaping.
Tesla has completed plans to send a
wireless message across the ocean.
The imports of the United States in
January last amounted to $69. 100,194
and the exports were $133,390,032.
During a quarrel Frank Crawford,
aged 16 years, was shot and instantly
killed by his brother Charley, aged 14
years, at Ualingee, W. Va.
The Kansas senate passed a bill
designating places where liquor is
sold as public nuisances and provid
ing means to suppress them.
The Milwaukee (Wis.) Sentinel, the
only English morning newspaper pub
lished in that city, has been sold, it
is said, for about $400,000.
A mob of 200 men aDd women, armed
with axes and shotguns, demolished
Schmidt's saloon, the finest in Winfield,
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Congress made an official canvass of
the electoral vote for president and
vice president, declaring McKinley and
Roosevelt elected by 292 votes, against
155 for Bryan and Stevenson.
A sudden fall in temperature tight
ened the ice blockade in New York har
bor and vessels were unable to leave
The KimberJy & Clark Paper com
pany's mills near Appleton, Wis., were
damaged to the extent of $400,000 by
fire and Chief E. L. Anderson, of the
fire department, was suffocated.
J. C. Loomiller, a wealthy- blind man,
was murdered near his home atllazle
Connecticut, Louisiana, Tennessee
and Washington have been selected as
the names of the four new warships
to be built.
An incendiary started six fires in the
Great Northern, Palmer house and
Sherman house in Chicago.
William Kreiter and his five-year-old
son were killed br an Illinois Central
train at Amboy, 111.
A charter for J P. Morgan's steel
trust was drawn in New York. The
capital is to be $S00. 000,000.
The Presbyterian committee has de
sided that a change in the creed of the
church is necessary.
President McKinley gave a state din
ner to foreign envoys.
Calling of a special session of con
gress depends on what action the
Cubans take regarding their relations
with the United States.
All tlu tin can factories throughout
the L'nited States are to be controlled
bv a trust.
The mardi gras carnival was formally
opened in New Orleans with the Mor-
Judge llollistcr granted a perma
nent injunction against the Jeffries-
Ruhlin prize fight in Cincinnati.
Commander in Chief Leo Rassieur
of the Grand Army of the Republic
urges all men who fought in the civil
war who are at present outside the
ranks of the G. A. 11. to join the or
At the annual meeting in Philadel
phia of the League of American
Wheelmen the secretary said that
the membership had decreased to
less than one-half that of last rear.
Severe earthquake shocks were felt
at Memphis and Union City, Tenn.
George Vance, 70 years old, a pa
roled convict, presented a forged
check in Chicago to get back to Jo
Saloon men at Winfield, Kan., re
taliated on joint smashers by break-
ng church windows.
PICK SO A I AMI POLITICAL.
Samuel Maxwell, a judge of the Ne
braska supreme court from 1S72 to
1894, and member of congress from
1897 to 1S99, died at Fremont, aged
Rev. Dr. Thomas Yanscoy, presi
dent of the Montana Wesleyan uni
versity at Helena, Mont., died of
Ilenrv J. Ellicott, the sculptor, long
identified with public works in many
cities in the United States, died sud
denly at Washington, aged 53 years.
Elizabeth Van Hoenenberg died at
her home in Kingston, N. Y., aged ICO
George W. Brintnail. a war veterar,.
who was known as the "drummer boy
of Shiloh. died in Lancaster, Pa.
John Hooker, clerk and reporter for
the Connecticut supreme court for 36
years, died in Har. ford, aged S5years.
Judge Jacob B. Blair, survev-or een-
eral of Utah, died suddenly at Salt
Lake City, aged 80 vars. lie twice rep
resented West Virginia in congress.
Mrs. T. C. Piatt, wife of Senator Piatt,
died in New York, aged C6 years.
William IT. Haile, former lieutenant
governor of Massachusetts, died at
Springfield, aged 67 years.
.Indue James Monroe Jackson died
at Parkersburg. W. Va., aged 76 years.
He was an ex-member of congress.
Alexander W. Longfellow, a brother
of the poet, Henry W. Longfellow, died
at Portland, Me., aged 86 years.
Ex-King Milan of Servia died of
pneumonia at Vienna, aged 49 yearsJ
The report from London that Mrs.
Maybrick had been pardoned proves
Recent edicts from the Chinese
court show a desire to institute im
The Boers have mined the railway
near Middleburg, Transvaal.
Tbirtj- persons, it is feared, were
drowned bv the sinking of the steamer
Lucerne off Newfoundland.
Marconi sent a wireless message
from the Isle of Wight to The Lizard,
200 miles distant.
London city analyst found 300
pounds of arsenic in a week's supply
of beer for Liverpool.
The Philippine commission started
from Manila on its first trip to establish
provincial governments and was greet
ed bv the natives with cheers and wav-
ng of American flags.
Gen. Dewet's force of 3,000 men
crossed the Orange river into Cape
French expert says the problem
of submarine navigation has been
solved by his compatriots.
Thousands are said to have died
on the Russian steppes of disease
caused by famine.
The Chinese named by envoys for ex
ecution will be allowed to choose
method of suicide.
Chinese officials have refused the em
peror's offer allowing them to commit
Rioting continues throughout Spain,
convents being looted and colleges at-
acked. Many Jesuit priests were flee-
ng from Madrid because of the anti
The governor of the province of Shen
Si, China, is appealing for aid in behalf
of 4.000,000 inhabitants of the famine-
Many lives were lost and great dam
age was done to property by a flood at
Woodmen of the World.
Head Camp, Division II, Woodmen of
the World, composed of about eighty
delegates, from camps in Kentucky and
Tennessee, met in Nashville last week.
A number of resolutions were intro
duced, all relating to change in assess
ment rate, reserve fund and supreme
management of the order. Committees
were appointed, an address was de
livered on financial and other affairs of
the order by Dr. J. D. Cloyd of Omaha,
the supreme physician of the order.
A splendid barbecue was enjojed at
noon, and in the evening a reception
was given the visitors by local Wood
men. Lucky Toting: Bantin.
Another likely young man of Nash
ville, a great toast in society and an
all-round good fellow, has fallen into
an easy spot by the generosity of an
aged cousin. The parties are Mrs. T.
D. Craighead, who died a few years
ago, and Daniel F. Buntin. Young
Buntin has been looking after the
Craighead estate since the death of Mr.
Craighead. Mrs. Craighead filed a pe
tition before County Judge Ferriss last
week asking permission to adopt her
cousin as her child and it was granted.
The young man's mother is living with
him in Nashville. The estate is one of
the most valuable in the community.
Phosphate Company In Tronbte.
At Columbia W. W. Gibbs, of Cam
den, N. J., has filed a general creditors'
bill against the American Phosphate
Company. It is alleged that the com
pany's indebtedness amounts to $500,
000. The company was organized in
Camden, N. J., with an organized capi
tal of $950,000. About 2,000 acres of
Maury county phosphate land was pur
chased and a big mining plant estab
lished at Mount Pleasant. In 1S99 the
company issued $200,003 in bonds,
secured by a lien on the property.
A Ghoulish Occupation.
A sensational arrest occurred at Knox-
ville a few days ago when Robert Rad-
cliffe was arrested charged with boil
ing the flesh from human bones in the
woods near the city limits. The stench
attracted attention of people in the
neighborhood, who instituted an in
vestigation and made the ghastly dis
covery, in tne preliminary trial it was
brought out that Radcliffe was era
ployed by a medical college to boil off
the flesh from cast-aside subjects, so
that the skeletons could be secured.
Boy's Prank Causes a Wreck.
A spike placed on the track by a 12-
year-old boy, who wanted to see the
train crush it, caused a bad wreck two
miles from Petersburg last week. The
engine was aerailea ana six cars
smashed up. The track for about 200
yards was torn up, some of the rails be
ing broken in two. The engineer was
slightly hurt by the throttle striking
him in the side, but there was no one
Old Nashville Citizen Dead.
Clinton Byrne, one of Nashville's old
est citizens, is dead, lie was 76 years
years of age and had been in feeble
health for some time. He came from
the upper Cumberland country and was
for more than thirty years engaged in
the grocery business. He left that sec
tion when a voung man and was for a
while engaged in business at Jasper.
From there he went to Chattanooga
and after the war he moved to Nash
Shops Kemain at Knoxville.
The report that the Southern railway
would remove its Knoxville shops to
Atlanta, has been declared by officials
of the road to be unfounded. "There
is no room in Atlanta on any property
owned by the Southern, or available
for purchase, for such shops," says one
of the officials, "and the location of the
shops in Knoxville suits the require
ments of the road perfectly."
Temperance People After Them.
Several of the senators who voted
against the Peeler anti-liquor bill which
was defeated recently are being severely
criticised by their constituents, and the
declaration has gone forth in more than
one county that none ol these gentle
men will ever be returned to the legis
lature. Death of a Pioneer. .
Levi N. Stevens, one of the first set
tlers of Dyersburg, died at Reelfoot
Landing last week of paralysis. In
1847 he and his brothers, Alf and Mack,
established the first saw and grist mill
Accident to Elder Williams.
Elder Henry F. Williams, well known
in Christian Church circles, had his
skull fractured by a street car striking
his buggy at Nashville. The buggy
was wrecked and Mr. Williams and a
companion thrown out.
Was 117 Years Old.
Nancy Watson, colored, died at Nash
ville last week aged 117 years. She
came to Tennessee from Virginia wheu
14 years old.
Vaccination Forcibly Resisted.
Citizens of Sherman Heights, a suburb
of Chattanooga, drove physicians sent
by county health boards to enforce
compulsory vaccination out of town
witb sticks, stones, curtain poles, sev
eral citizens using guns. Several fac
tories are located at that point, and the
people say that the result of public
vaccination is not to prevent smallpox,
but to prevent people from working by
giving them sore arms for several
weeks. The public vaccinators escaped
with their lives, bn$ were bruised and
Fly Wheel Crashed.
The main drive wheel at the plant of
the National Fertilizer Company, 2f
miles south of Nashville, crashed to
pieces last week, and there was one
death and much destruction of the com
pany's property. The wheel was 12 feet
in diameter and was made of iron. It
weighed many tons. The machinery
of the plant was in full operation at the
time, and the drive wheel was the main
power. Henry Radcliffe, ihe engineer,
was struck on the head br J'.ying pieces
of iron and died in a short time without
speaking a word. There were 30 or 40
men at work in the building, but all es
caped injury except Radcliffe. The end
of the building was entirely torn out.
A Relic of Davy Crockett.
There is on exhibition at a Union
City jewelry store an historic and
unique charger for loading a rifle, it
being a very large tusk of a bear, with
a hole in the opened end for tying it to
the powder horn. Rudely carved on
the charger are the letters "DA. CR,"
which stand for Davy Crockett. The
animal from which the tusk came, it is
said, was the largest bear ever slain by
Crockett. The bear was killed by the
mighty hunter in the winter of 1819 be
tween Putnam Hill and Double Springs,
in Obion county. The charger is the
property of Will Moffett, of Rives.
Y. M. C. A.
The Tennessee .Young Men's Chris
tian Association held a very interesting
and profitable meeting at Memphis last
week. About fifty delegates were in
attendance. The following officers
were elected: President, John R. Pep
per, Memphis; vice-presidents, J. II
Cowan of Knoxville, J. F. Ferger of
Chattanooga, Rev. Ira Landrith of
Nashville; recording secretary, B. G.
Alexander .of Nashville; assistant re
cording secretary, B. W. Godfrey of
A Child's Testimony.
, In the investigation of the murder of
Eugene Smith by the grand jury of
Moore county, the 5-year-old daughter
of Marion Foster gave an account of
the killing quite different from that
she gave before the coroner's inquest
and differing from that of the William
sons. This little girl, a grandchild of
W. R. Williamson, told the coroner's
jury that she and her grandmother,
Jane Williamson, were in the kitchen at
the Lime Smith was murdered, and did
not see the killing. It is reported that
before the grand jury she testified that
she saw Lula Williamson strike Smith
with an ax, and then a man came in
with a veil over his face, which fell off,
and the man was her grandfather, and
he also struck Smith with an ax. The
little girl is also reported as saying that
she could not sleep any after Smith was
struck, because of his snoring.
Railroad tor Tiptonville.
Though Tiptonville now has no rail
road, there is scarcely any doubt about
her having one road, and possibly two,
before the snow of another winter flies.
The Obion & Tiptonville Rapid Transit,
an electric line, has already been sur
veyed, and a large amount of money
already subscribed. It is understood
that capitalists are now contemplating
an electric line from Fulton, Ky., to
Hickman via Union City. If this road
is built it will be extended to Tipton
ville just as soon as the Lake county
levee is finished, so it can be protected
from the overflows of the Mississippi.
Whiteville Votes "Dry."
In an election at Whiteville for abol
ishing the town charter and reincor
porating with the prohibition feature,
temperance carried, the vote being 71
Darned to Death.
Mrs. Harriett Goodman, aged 40
years, was burned to death at Knox
ville last week. Her clothing become
ignited from a grate. Flesh fell from
her limbs and body before help ar
rived. She died after six hours' agony.
Killed in a Rock Rattle.
In a pitched battle with rocks be
tween white and colored boys at Chat
tanooga, a 12-year-old son of Col. Luther
Bird, was struck in the head and died
from the injury. There is much indig
nation over the affair. Tr . guilty ne
gro has not been identified.
Parking: Plant Sold.
F. R. Burroughs, of Chicago, has se
cured an option en the plant of the
Nashville Packing Company, owned by
John Cudahy. The consideration ia
9350,000 and parties associated with Mr.
Burroughs say the sale is a go.
Earthquake shocks were felt at sev
eral points in the State on the 14th.
Houses rocked and windows and crock
Pardoned by the Governor.
Governor McMillin has pardoned Sam
Smith of Marion county, sentenced to
two years for murder, on recommenda
tion of the board of pardons.
Chattanoogra's New Steamer.
The steamer Avalon, recently char
tered by the manufacturers and busi
ness men to ply between Chattanooga
and Paducah, Ky., in the interest of
Chattanooga trade, arrived at Chatta
nooga a few days ago, bringing over
150 tons of freight from Cincinnati and
Louisville. The steamer will go in the
river trade from that city to extend
commercial relations with Cincinnati
and St. Louis at once, and will make
three trips per month to Paducah. A
low tariff of rates has been established.
Her arm! was publicly celebrated, '
TO EENEW 0UH YOUTH
Dr. Talmage Tells How We May
Grow Young in Spirit.
Way to Conqner the Effect of Ad
vancing Years The Christian's
Heaven a Place of Eter
Copyright, 1301, by Louis Klopsch.
In this discourse Dr. Talmage shows
how anyone can conquer the spirit
of years and grow younger in spirit;
text, Psalms ciii., 5: "So that thy
youth is renewed like the eagle's."
There flies out from my text the
most majestic of all the feathered
creation an eagle. Other birds have
more beauty of plume and more
sweetness of voice, but none of them
has such power of beak, such clutch
of claw, such expansion of wing, such
height of soaring, such wideness of
dominion. Its appetite rejects the
carrion that invites the vulture, and
in most cases its food is fresh and
clean. Leveling his neck for flight,
in spiral curve it swings itself toward
the noonday sun. It has been known
to live 100 years. What concentra
tion of all that is sublime is the gold
en eagle, the martial eagle, the boot
ed eagle, the Jean le Blanc eagle!
But after awhile in its life comes the
molting process, and it looks ragged
and worn and unattractive, and feels
like moping in its nest on the high
crags. But weeks go by, and the
old feathers are gone, and new or
nithological attire is put on, and its
beak, which was overgrown, has the
surplus of bone beaten off against
the rocks and it gets back its old
capacity for food, and again it
mounts the heavens in unchallenged
and boundless kingdoms of air and
light. David, the author of the text,
had watched these monarchs of the
sky, and knew their habits, and one
day, exulting in his own physical and
spiritual rejuvenescence, he says to
his own soul: "You are getting
younger all the time. You make me
think of an eagle which I saw yes
terday, just after its molting season,
swinging through the valley of Je
hoshaphat, and then circling around
the head of Mount Olivet. Oh, my
soul, 'thy youth is renewed like the
The fact is that people get old too
fast. They allow the years to run
away with them. The almanac and
the family record discourage them.
Some of you are older than you have
any business to be. You ought to
realize that as the body gets older
the soul ought to get younger. Com
ing on toward old age you are only
in the molting season, and after that
you will have better wings, take high
er flight and reign in clearer atmos
phere. Our religion bids us to look
after the welfare of the body as well
as of the soul, and the first part as
well as the latter part of my subject
is appropriate for the pulpit.
Many might turn the years back
ward and get younger by changing
their physical habits. The simpler
life one leads the longer he lives.
Thomas Parr, of Shropshire, Eng
land, was a plain man and worked
on a farm for a livelihood. At 120
years of age he was at his daily toil.
He had lived under nine kings of
England. When 152 years of age, he
was heard of in London. The king
desired to see him and ordered him
to the palace, where he was so rich
ly and royally treated that it de
stroyed his health, and he died at
152 jears and nine months of age.
When Dr. Harvej-, the discoverer of
the circulation of the blood, made
post-mortem examination of Thomas
Parr, he declared there were no signs
of senile decay in the body. That
man must have renewed his youth,
like the eagle, again and again.
All occupations and professions
have afforded illustrations of re
juvenescence. Hippocrates, the father
of medicine, lived 109 years, and
among those eminent in the medical
profession who became septuagenar
ians and octogenarians and nonagen
arians were Darwin, Gall, Boerhaave,
Jemter and Ruysch. observing them
selves the laws of healtn that they
taught their patients. In art and
literature and science ' among those
who lived into the eighties were Plato
and Franklin and Carlyle and Goethe
and Buffon and Halley. Sophocles
reached the nineties.
You cannot tell how old a man is
by the number of years he has lived.
I have known people actually boyish
in their dispositic at 80 years of
age, while Louis II., king of Hungary,
died of old age at 20. Haydn's ora
torio, "The Creation," was composed
at 70 years of age. numboldt wrote
his immortal work, 'The Cosmos,"
at 75. William Cullen Bryant, at 82
years of age, in my houce read with
out spectacles "Thanatopsis," which
he had composed When 18 years of
age. Isocrates did illustrious work
at 94. Liontinus Gorgias was busy
when death came to him at 107 years
of age. Ilerschel at 80 years of age
was hard at work in stellar explora
tion. Masinissa, king of Numiaia, at
90 years of age led a victorious
cavalry charge against the Cartha
ginians. Titian was engaged on his
greatest painting when he died in his
one hundredth year. How often they
must have renewed their youth!
But the average longevity of those
in private life and with less mental
strain and no conspicuous success is
much larger than the average longe
vity of the renowned. There are
hundreds of thousands of men and
women now renewing- their youth
like the eagle's, so that tne possibility
of such a turning back of years is all
around us being demonstrated. i
Bismarck, the greatest of German
statesmen, a long while before his
Jecease passed t4i eightieth mile
stone. When Gladstone was 83 years
of age, I ran with him up anu down
the hills of Ilawarden. We started
for a walk, but it got to be a run.
All those men again and again re
newed their youth.
Some one writes me: "Is not
three score and ten the bound of
human life, according to the bible?"
My reply is that Moses, not David,
who wrote that psalm, was giving a
statistic of his own day. Through
better understanding of the laws of
health and advancement of medical
science the statistics of longevity
have mightily changed since the time
of Moses, and the day is coming when
a nonagenarian will no longer be a
wonder. Phlebotomy shortened the
life ot whole generations, and the
lancet that bled for everything is now
rarely taken from the doctor's pocket.
Dentistry has given power of healthy
mastication to the human race and
thus added greatly to the prolonga
tion of life. Electric lights have im
proved human sight, which used to
be strained by the dim tallow candle.
The dire diseases which under other
names did their fatal work and were
considered almost incurable, now in
majority of cases are conquered.
Vaccination, which has saved millions
of lives and balked the greatest
scourge of nations, and surgery,
which has advanced more than any
other science, have done more than
can be told for the prolongation of
himan life. The X ray has turned
the human body, which was opaque,
into a lighted castle. It is easier in
this age to renew one's youth than in
any other age. When Paul stopped
the jailer from suicide by command
ing, "Do thyself no harm," he showed
himself interested in the physical as
well as moral life of man. Among
the blessings which God promised was
that in which he said, "With long
life will I satisfy thee," and David,
in my text, illustrates the possibility
of palingenesis or rejuvenescence. ,
But the body is the smallest and least
important part of you. It is your soul
that most needs rejuvenation, but you
will also help bodily vivification. In or
der to do this, I advise you to banish as
far. as possible all fretfulness out of
your life. The doing of that will make
you ten years younger. I know many
good Christian people who are worry
ing themselves out in managing the af
fairs of the universe. They have under
taken too big a job. They are trying to
drive too long and fiery a team. They
have all the affairs of church and state
on hand, and they fret about this, and
fret about that, and fret about the oth
er thing. They fear that China will be
divided up among the nationsand there
will be an entanglement causing wars
such as we have never heard of. They
fear that Edward VII. will not be as
wise a king as his mother was a queen.
They are appalled at the accumulated
national debt. They fear society is go
ing to pieces by reason of immoralities.
They apprehend that America will be
overcrowded with foreigners. They say
the newspapers are getting so bad that
this country is going- to be utterly de
moralized. They are all the time ap
prehensive of social and religious and
political calamities, and it is telling on
their mental health, depressing their
physical health, and instead of renew
ing their' youth like the eagle's, they
are imitating- the eagle who would sit
in his nest of sticks lined with grass on
the rock, mourning about the woes of
the ornithological world, the loneliness
of the pelican, the filthiness of the vul
ture, the croak of the raven, the reck
lessness of the albatross. Would that
improve things? No. It would be a
molting- process for that eagle which
would never close, and it would only get
thinner and more gloomy and less able
to gain food for its young and less able
to enjoy a landscape as it appears under
a 20-mile flight on a summer morning
under the blue heavens.
I do not ad vise you to be indifferent to
these great questions that pertain to
church and state and nations, but not to
fret about them. Realize that it is not
an anarchy that has charge of affairs in
this world, but a Divine government. At
the head of this universe is a King
whose eyes is omniscience and whose
arm is omnipotence and whose heart
is infinite love. His government is not
going to be a failure. He cannot be de
feated. Better trust Him in the man
agement of His world and of all worlds.
All you and I have to do is to accom
plish the work that is put in our hands.
That is all that we have to be responsi
ble for. In a well managed orchestra
the plaj-ers upon stringed ins-truments
do not watch each other. The cornetist
does not look to see how the violinist
is drawing the bow over the strings,
nor does the flute scrutinize the drum.
They all watch the baton of the leader.
And we are all carrj ing our part, how
ever insignificant it may be, in the
great harmony of this world and of
the universe which our Lord is leading,
and we all have to watch His command
and do our best and not bother our
selves about the success or failure of
other performers. If you want to re
new your youth, better stop managing
the affairs of the universe
Mythology tells us that Jason begged
Medea, the goddess, to take some of the
years of his life and give them to his
father. She promised that without ab
breviating the son's life she would
prolong his father's life. She filled the
caldron with herbs and the blood, of
beasts! and birds and then stirred the
caldron and put some of the juices in
the. mouth of the aged father, and it is
said that his hair turned from white to
black, the shriveled limbs rounded into
robust health and the rejuvenated man
felt as he did at 40 years of age. All
that is a poetic myth. But a brightened
religious hope and a strengthened faith
in God's providence have rejuvenated
many a man in disposition and useful
ness and renewed his youth like the
eagle's. On the contrary, it is thought
that worriment is becoming in this
country, a national disease, and it has
been called "Americanitis."
Another mode of rejuvenescence is
much cf the time associating with those
younger than yourself rather tfcas with
those who are as old or older. If jrm
have no children of your own, better
adopt a child. There are in this coun
try and in all countries orphans by
the tens of thousands. Go to one of the
asylums or institutions where friend
less children are cared for and select
some little one with on honest eye and
good disposition and take him to your
home. Put around him all the elevating
and happy influences you can provide.
In two years he will become part of
your life, and his company to you will
be indispensable. It will make you 20
years younger. He will be an. illumina
tion to the evening of your life, and he
will speak your praise long after you
have departed from this world, and in.
heavenly places you will have been re
warded by the great friend of children,
the Lord Jesus.
My text suggests that Heaven is an
eternal youth. A cycle of years will
not leave any mark upon the immortal
nature. Eternity will not work upon,
the soul in Heaven any change, unless
it be more radiance and more wisdom
and more rapture. A rolling- on from
glory to glory! In anticipation of that
some of the happiest people on earth,
are aged Christians. The mightiest
testimonies have been given by the vet
erans in the Gospel army. While some
of the aged have allowed themselves to
become morose and cj-nical and impa
tient with youth and pessimistic about
the world, and have become possessed
with the spirit of scold and fault find
ing, and are fearful of being crowded
out of their sphere, many of the aged
have been glad to step aside that oth
ers may have a chance and are hopeful
about the world, expecting its redemp
tion instead of its demolition, and they
are inspiration and comfort and help
fulness to the household and to the
neighborhood and to the church. The
children hail the good old man as he
comes down the road. His smile, his
words, his manner, his whole life, make
the world think better of religion.
I congratulate all good Christians
that the molting season will soon bo
over and you will mount higher than
eagle ever ascended. What a good
thing that you are soon to get rid
of winter's cold and summer's heat
and drenching rain and hovering
clouds and live in superbest climate
of the universe, whether it be this
world made over as to atmosphere
and contour or in some star which,
mighty telescope hails from the ob
servatory or in some center around
which all worlds wheel. It is all
ready and has been ready, as near
as I can calculate, since 1,871 years
ago, when Christ went up after say
ing: "I go to prepare a place for
you." What a good thing to get
rid of this world's vicissitudes and
enter upon glorious certainties, and
to have no surprises except those
that are exhilarant as when Milton
may ring a new canto or Chrysostum
may speak with a new eloquence or
Handel may render a new symphony,
for I do not suppose that those who
were mighty on earth are going to
be idlers in Heaven.
I congratulate all Christians who
are in the eventide. Good cheer to
all of you. You are yet to hear the
best songs, see the grandest sights,
take the most delightful journeys,
form the most elevating friendships,
and after 10,000 years of transport
i you will be no nearer the last rap
ture than when you were thrilled
with the first.
In Heaven you will have what most
pleases you. Archbishop Leighton's
'desire for Heaven was a lodging for
Christ and purity and love, and he
has found there what he wanted.
John Foster rejoiced at the thought
of Heaven because there he could
study the secrets of the universe
without restraint, and he has been
regaling himself in that research.
Southey thought of Heaven as a
place where he would meet with the
learned and the great Chaucer and
Dante and Shakespeare. He no doubt
has found that style of communion.
The great and good Dr. Dick was
fond of mathematics, and he said ha
thought much of the time in Heaven
would be given to that study, and I
have no doubt that since ascension
he has made advancement in that
science. The "12 manner of fruits"
spoken of in Revelation means all
kinds of enjoyment in Heaven, for
12 manner of fruits includes all the
chief fruits that are grown on trees.
I suppose there will be as many
kinds of enjoyment in Heaven as
there will be inhabitants.
You will have in Heaven just what
you want. Are you tired? Then
Heaven will be rest. Are you pas
sionately fond of sweet sounds?
Then it will be music. Are ycu stirred
by pictures? There will be all the
colors on the new heavens and on
the jasper sea and the walls imbed
ded with what splendors! Are you
fond of great architecture? There
you will find the temple of God and
the Lamb and the uplifted thrones.
Are jou longing to get back to
your loved ones who have ascended?
Then it will be reunion. Are you a
home body? Then it will be home.
Here and there in this world jou will
find some one who now lives where
he was born, and three or four gen
erations may have dwelt in the same
house, but most people have had sev
eral homes the home of childhood,
the home they built or rented for
their early manhood, the home of
riper and more prosperous years.
But all homes put together, precious
as they are in remembrance or from
present occupancy, cannot equal the
heavenly home in the house of many
mansions. No sickness will ever
come there, for it is promised "there
shall be no more pain." No parting
at the front door, no last look at
faces nearer to be seen again, but
home with God, home with each
other, home forever. And that right
after the molting season, when "thy
youth is renewed like the eagle's."
Wings to hover free
O'er dawn-empurpled sea;
Wings 'bove life to soar
And beyona 4etU f,revennerft
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