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PREEDOM FROM SIN.
Dr. Talmage Depicts Struggle of
Man Who Desires Liberation.
Ttkft Text from Proverb and Shovri
(be Good Ansel And the Had
Angrl Striving; for Victory
ICopy right. 1901. by Louis Klopsch. N. Y.
' In this discourse Dr. Talmage de
picts the struggle of a man who de-
tares liberation from the enthrall
znent of evil and shows how, he may
le set free; text, Proverbs "23:35:
-When shall I awake? I will seek it
With an insight into .human nature
euch as no other man ever had Sol
omon in these words is sketching the
mental processes of a man who has
stepped aside from the path of rec
titude and would like to return.
Wishing for something better, he
nays: "When shall I awake? When
ehall I get over this horrible night
mare of iniquity?" But, seized upon
by an uneradicated appetite and
pushed down hill by his passions, he
cries out: I will seek it yet again.
I will try it once more!"
About a mile from Princeton, N.
J., there is a skating pond. One win
ter day, when the ice was very thin,
a farmer living near by warned the
young men of the danger of skating
ttt that time. They all took the
warning except one young man. lie
in the spirit of bravado, said:
"Boys, one round more." He struck
out on his skates, the ice broke, and
liis lifeless body was brought up. And
in all matters of temptation and al
lurement it is not a prolongation
that is proposed, but only just one
wore indulgence, just one more sin.
Then comes the fatality. Alas, for
the one round more! "I will seek it
Our libraries are adorned with ele
gant literature addressed to young
men pointing out to them all the dan
gers and perils of life complete
maps of the voyage of life the
shoals, the rocks, the quicksands.
But suppose a young man is already
shipwrecked, suppose he is already
off the track, suppose he has already
pone astray, how can he get back?
That is a question that remains un
answered, and amid all the books of
the libraries 1 find not one word on
that subject. To. that class of per
fcons 1 this day address myself.
You compare what you are now
with what you were three or four
years ago, and 3011 are greatly dis
heartened. You are reacty with every
passion of your soul to listen to a
discussion like this. Be of good
cheer! Your best days are yet to
come. I offer you the hand of wel
come and rescue. I put the silver
trumpet of the gospel to my lips and
blow one long, loud blast, saying:
"Whosoever will, let him come, and
let him come now." The church of
God is ready to spread a banquet
upon your return, and all the
liierarchs of Heaven fall into line of
bannered procession over your re
demption. Years ago, and whiW -yet- -Aliert
Barnes was living, I preached in his
pulpit one night to the young men
of Philadelphia. In the opening of
my discourse I said: "O Lord, give
me one soul to-night!" At the close
of the service Mr. Barnes introduced
a young man saying: "This is the
young man you prayed for." But I
ee now it was too limited a prayer.
I offer no such prayer to-day. Jt
must take in a wider sweep. "Lord,
give us all these souls to-day for hap
piness and Heaven!"
So far as God may help me I pro
pose to show what are the obstacles
to your return and how you are to
surmount those obstacles. The first
difficulty in the way of your return
is the force of moral gravitation.
Just as there is a natural law which
brings down to earth anything you
throw into the air, so there is a cor
responding moral gravitation. I
never shall forget a prajer I heard a
young man make in the Young Men's
Christian association of New York.
With trembling voice and streaming
eyes he said: "O God Thou knowest
how easy it is-for me to do wrong
II nd how hard it is for me to do
right! God help me!" That man
knows not his own heart who has
never felt the power of moral grav
itation. In your boyhood you had good asso
ciates and bad associates. Which most
impressed you? During the last few
years you have heard pure anecdotes
and impure anecdotes. Which the
easiest stuck in your memory? You
have had good habits and bad habits.
To which did your soul more easily
yield? But that moral gravitation may
be resisted. Just as you may pick up
anything from the earth and hold it
in your hand toward heaven, just so,
by the power of God's grace, a fallen
foul may be lifted toward peace, to
ward pardon, toward salvation. The
force of moral gravitation is in every
one of us, but also power i God's grace
to overcome that force.
The next thing in the way of your
return is the power of evil habit. I
know there are those who say it is
very easy for them to give up evil hab
its. I cannot believe them. Here is a
man given to intoxication, who knows
it i disgracing his family, destroying
liis property and ruining him body,
mind and soul. If that man. an intel
ligent man and loving his family, could
give up that habit, would he not do
so? The fact that he does not give
it tip proves that it is hard to give it
up. It is a very- easy thing to sail down
stream, the tide carrying you with
great force; but suppose you turn the
boat up stream, is it so ea.sy then to
row it? As long as we yield to the
vil inclinations in our heart and to
our bad habits we are sailing down
stream, but the moment we try to
turn we put our boat in the rapids
just above Niagara and try to row up
A physician tells his patient that he
must quit the use of tobacco, as it is
destroying his health. The man re
plies: "I ran stop that habit easy
enough." He quits the use of the weed,
lie goes around not knowing what to
do with himself. He cannot add up a
column of figures; he cannot sleep
nights. It seems as if the world had
turned upside down. Ife feels his busi
ness is going to rui. Where he was
kind and obliging he is scolding and
fretful. The composure that charac
terized him has given way to a fret
ful restlessness, and he has become a
complete fidget. What power is- it
that has rolled a wave of woe over
the earth and shaken a portent in the
heavens? He has quit tobacco. After
awhile he says: "I am going to do as
I please. The doctor does not under
stand my case. I am going back to my
old habits." And he returns. Every
thing assumes" its usual composure.
His business seems to brighten. The
world becomes an attractive place to
live in. . His children, seeing the dif
ference, hail the. return of their fa
ther's genial disposition. What wave
of color has dashed blue into the sky,
and greenness into the mountain foli
age, and the glow of sapphire into the
sunset? What enchantment has lift
ed a world of beauty and joy on his
soul? He has resumed tobacco.
The fact is, we all know in our own
experience that habit is a taskmaster.
As long as we obey it it does not chas
tise us; but let us resist, and we find
that we are lashed with scorpion whips
ahd bound with ship cable and thrown
into the track of bone-breaking Jug
gernauts. Suppose a man of five or ten or
twenty years of evildoing resolves to
do right, why are all the forces of dark-ne-ss
allied against him? He gets down
on his knees in the midnight and cries:
"God help me!" lie bites his lip. He
grinds his teeth. He clinches his fist
in a determination to keep to his pur
pose. He dare not look at the bottles
in the window of a wine store. It is
one long, bitter, exhaustive, handrto
hand light with inflamed, tantalizing,
merciless habit. When he thinks he is
entirely free, the old inclination
pounces upon him like a pack of
hounds, all their muzzles tearing away
at the flanks of one poor reindeer.
In Paris there is a sculptured rep
resentation of Bacchus, the god of
revelry. He is riding on a panther
at full leap. Oh, how suggestive!
Let every one who is speeding on
bad ways understand he is not rid
ing a docile and well-broken steed,
but that he is riding a monster wild
and bloodthirsty and going at a
I have also to say if a man wants
to return from evil practices society
repulses him. The prodigal, wishing
to return, tries to take some profes
sor of religion by the hand. The
professor of religion looks at him,
looks at the faded apparel and the
marks of dissipation, and instead of
giving him a firm grip of the hand
offers him the tip end of the longer
fingers of the left hand, which is
equal to striking a man in the face.
Oh, how few Christian people under
stand how much gospel there is in a
good, honest handshaking! Some
times when you have felt the need
of encouragement and some Chris
tian man has taken you heartily by
the hand, have you not felt thrilling
through every fiber of your body,
mind and soul an encouragement
that was just what you needed?
The prodigal, wishing to get into
good society, enters a prayer meet
ing. Rome good man without much
sense greets him by saying: "Why,
are you here? You are about the
last person that I expected to see in
a prayer -meeting ..Well,, the dying
thief was saved, and there is hope
for you." You do not know anything
about this unless you have learned
that when a man tries to . return
from evil courses of conduct he runs
against repulsions innumerable.
We say of some man: "He lives a
block or two from the church, or
half a mile from the church." In all
our great cities there are men who
are 3.000 miles from church vast
deserts of indifference between them
and the house of God. The fact is
we must keep our respectability
though thousands perish. Christ sat
with publicans and sinners, but if
there come to the house of God a
man with marks of dissipation upon
him people are almost sure to put up
their hands in horror, as much as to
say: "Is it not shocking?"
How these dainty, fastidious Chris
tian in all our churches are going to
get into Heaven I do not know, un
less they have an especial train of
cars cushioned and upholstered, each
one a car to himself. They cannot
go with the great herd of publicans
and sinners. Oh, ye who curl your
lip of scorn on the fallen! I tell you
plainly that if you had been sur
rounded by the same influences in
stead of sitting to-day among the
cultured, and the refined, and' the
Christian, you might have been a
crouching wretch in stable or ditch
covered with filth and abomination.
It is not because we are naturally
any better, but because the mercy of
God has protected us. Those that
are brought up in Christian circles
and watched by Christian parentage
should not be so hard on the fallen.
I think, also, that men are often
hindered from returning by the fact
that churches are anxious about
their membership, too anxious about
their denomination, and they rush
out when they see a man about to
give up sin and return to God and
ask him how he is going to be bap
tized whether by sprinkling or im
mersion and what kind of a church
he is going to join. It is a poor time
to talk about Presbyterian catechism
and Episcopal liturgies and Metho
dist love feasts and Baptist immer- j
sions when a man is about to come
out of the darkness of sin into the
glorious light of the Gospel.
Why, it reminds me of a man
drowning in the sea, and a lifeboat
puts out for him, and the man in the
boat says to the man in the water:
"Now, if I get you ashore, are you
going to live in my street?" First
get him ashore, and then talk to him
about the nonessentials of religion.
Who cares what church he joins if
he only joins Christ and starts for
Heaven? Oh, you, my brother of
illumined face and a hearty grip for
every one that tries to turn from his
evil way, take hold of the same hymn
book with him, though his dissipa
tion shake thfe book, remembering
that he that "converteth a sinner
from the error of his ways shall save
a soul from death and hide a multi
tude of sins."
Xow, I have shown you these ob
stacles because I want you to under
stand I know all the difficulties in the
way. But I am now going to tell you
how Hannibal may scale the Alps and
how the shackles may be unrivefed '
and how the paths of virtue forsaken
may be regained. First of all, throw
yourself on God. Go to Him frankly
and earnestly and tell Him these habit
you have and ask Him, if there is any
help in all the resources of omnipo-.
tent love, to eive it to you. Do not
go on with a long rigmarole, which.
some people call prayer, made up of
ohs and ahs and forever and forever
amens! Go to God and cry for help.
I remember that in the civil war I
was at Antietam, with other members
of the Christian commission, to look
after the wounded. I went into the
hospital after the battle, and I said
to a man: "Where are you hurt?" He
made no answer, but held up his arm,
swollen and splintered. I saw where
he was hurt. The sample fact is, when
a man has a wounded soul all he has to
do is to hold it up before a sympathetic
Lord and get it healed. It does not
take any long prayer. Just hold up
the wound. It is no small thing when
a man is nervou? and weak and ex
hausted, coming from his evil ways,
to feel that God puts two omnipotent
arms about him and says:
"Young man, I will stand by you
The mountains may depart and the
hills be removed, but I will never fail
you." And then, as the soul thinks the
news is too good to be true and cannot
believe it and looks up in God's face,
God lifts1 His right hand and takes
an affidavit, makes an oath, saying
"As I live," saith the Lord, "I have no
pleasure in the death of the wicked.
Blessed be God for such Gospel as this!
"Cut- the slices thin," says the wife
to the husband, "for there will not
be. enough to go around for all th
children. Cut the slices thin." Blessed
be God, there is a full loaf for every
one that wants it. Bread and enough
to spare! No thin slices on the Lord's
I remember that while living in Phil
adelphia, at the time I spoke of a min
ute ago, the Master Street hospital
was opened, and a telegram was re
ceived, -saying: "There will be 300
wounded men to-night. Please take
care of them." From my church there
went out 20 or 30 men and women. As
the poor, wounded men were brought
in no one asked them from what state
they came or what was their parent
age. There was, a wounded soldier,
and the only question was how to take
off the rags most gently and put oh
the cool bandage and administer the
cordial. And when a soul comes to
God He does not ask where you came
from or what your ancestry was. Heal
ing balm for all your wounds; pardon
for all your guilt; comfort for all your
Then, also, I counsel you, if you
want to get back, quit all your bad
associates. One unholy intimacy will
fill your soul with moral distemper.
In all the ages of the church there
has not been an instance where a man
kept one evil associate and was re
formed among the 1,600,000.000 of the
race, not one instance. Give up your
bad companions or give up heaven. It
is not ten bad companions that destroy
a man nor five bad companions nor
three, but one.
What chance is there for the young
man I saw along the street, four or
five young men with him, in front of
a grog-shop, urging him to go in, ha
resisting vehemently, resisting, until,
after awhile they forced him to go
in? It was a summer night, and tha
door was left open, and I saw the
process. They held him fast, and they
put the cup to his lips, and they forced
down the strong drink. What chanco
is there for such a young man?
I counsel you also to seek Christian
advice. Every Christian man is bound
to help you. If he declines to help you,
he is not a Christian. Now gather up
all your energies of body, mind
and soul, and, appealing to God
for success, declare this day ever
lasting war against all evil in
fluences. A half work will amount
to nothing; it must be a Waterloo.
Shrink back now'and you are lost.
Push on and you are saved. A Spar
tan general fell at the very moment
of victory, but he dipped his finger in
his own blood and wrote on a rock
near which he was dying: "Sparta has
conquered." Though your struggle to
get rid of sin may seem to be almost a
death struggle, you can dip your finger
in your own blood and write on the
Rock of Ages: "Victory through our
Lord Jesus Christ."
Some one said to a Grecian gen
eral: "What was the proudest mo
ment of your life?" He thought a
moment and said: "The proudest
moment was when I sent word home
to my parents that I had gained the
victory." And the gladdest and most
brilliant moment in your life will be
the moment when you can send word
to your parents that you have con
quered the evil habits by the grace of
God and become eternal vector.
Oh, despise not parental anxiety!
The time will come when you will
have neither father nor mother, and
you will go around the place where
they used to watch you and find them
gone from the house and gone from
the field and gone from the neighbor
hood. Cry as loud for forgiveness as
you may over the mound in the
churchyard, they cannot answer.
Dead! Dead! And then you will
take out the white lock of hair that
was cut from your mother's brow
just before they buried her, and you
will take, the cane with, which your
father used to walk, and you will
tnink and think and wish that you
had done just as they wanted you
and would give the world if you had
never thrust a pang through their
dear old hearts.
God pity the young man who ha-3
brought disgrace on his father's
name! God pity' the young man who
has broken his mother's heart! Bet
ter that he had never been born. Bet
ter if in the first hour of his life, in
stead of being laid against the warm
bosom of maternal tenderness, he
had been coffined and sepulchered.
There is no balm powerful""enough to
heal the heart of on who has
brought parents to a sorrowful grave
and who wanders about through the
dismal cemetery crying: "Mother,
mother!" Oh, that to-day, by all the
memories of the past and by all the
hopes of the future, you would yield
your heart "to God! May your
father's God and your mother's God
be your God forever!
Glass Told tbe Truth.
Wife Do you know I have a very
little mouth? In the glass it doesn't
look large enough to hold my tongue.
Husband (testily) It doesn't. Tit-Bits.
Civilisation Drives Out Game.
The fur trade of Canada has. Ion?
s'nee sunk into insignificance, com
pared with it3 proportions half a cen
tury ago. The country decried by a
French philosopher as a region of ice
and snow which Franch could well
spare is now famous as a large ex
porter of the best wheat and apples
and other products which attest the
richness of the soil and the favorable
climatic conditions for the sustenance
of human life. The fur trade has now
lost the picturesque aspect it some
times assumed during the French do
minion and in the palmy days when
the factors of the great company
were lords of the North. Collier's
Dallas, Tex., manufactures more har
ness and saddles than any other city
in America, and, perhaps, than any
other place in the world.
Thingumbob I thought you said you saw
Bo rem hrst in Europe last summer.
Mc Jigger Well?
"Well, he Bays he's known you for years;
besides he says he didn't see you at all when
he was in Europe last summer."
"Exactly; because, as I told you, I saw
him first there." Philadelphia Press.
Hard to Identify.
"That is Jimmy's hair," said the Foot
ball Player, laying out his trophies after
the game, "and this is Billy's nose, and this
is Tom's ear, and this eyebrow belongs to
young Rusher, but I can't identify this
finger to save me." Baltimore American.
Grimes "Funny that when a person be
comes overheated he is likely to catch cold."
liurris "And when a man takes cold he
is apt to be feverish." Boston Transcript.
A third person always tells. Atchison
'Straws Show Which Way the "Wind
and the constantly increasing' demand for
and steady growth in popularity of St.
Jacobs Oil among all classes of people in
every part of the civilized world, show con
clusively what remedy the people use for
their Kheumatism and bodily aches and
pains. Facts speak louder than words, and
the fact remains undisputed that the sale
of St. Jacobs Oil is greater than all other
remedies for outward application com
bined. It acts like magic, cures where
everything else fails, conquers pain.
A miser is known by the money he keeps.
Chicago Daily News.
The doors to great things are often very
small. Barn's Horn.
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Monroe Drug Co., Unionville, Mo.
The man who thinks himself bright is not
inclined to keep it dark. Philadelphia Ilec;
To Cnre a Cold In One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund money if it fails to cure. 25c.
Jmt m. Bealnner.
She Has she many friends in society?
He Oi., yes; she hasn't been in long, yott
know. Smart Set.
Piso's Cure is the best medicine we ever
osed for all affections of the throat and
lungs. Wm. O. Endsley, Vanburen, Ind.,
heb. 10, 1900; .
Some people are so two-faced that thev
deceive themselves. Atchison Globe.
In driving storms the clouds hold the
rains. Philadelphia Record.
T IS PEFRESl11' and Acts
B Pleasantly and Gently.
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Avoid tha jUllarator.
He was evidently from the country, this
little old German, and as his eyes rested on
the elevator, undoubtedly for the first time,
his sense of the ridiculous was touched.
For a few minutes he stood in wonder
ment and then, laughing softly to himself,
he stopped the first person he chanced to
see, who happened to be the janitor, and
fired this at him: "Vat was dot leedle box
t'ing vat Talks people oop der stairs stooden
"Oh, that's th elevator," was the answer.
"Oh, dat's vat idt is, is ldt? I haf a pock
etbook made offen der peel uf one uZ doze."
He tried a ride, but didn't like it. Then he
"I vould told my wife nefer to go in mit
von uf doz alligators ven der valking by
hand vas goot." N. Y. Post.
Pinchbeck Ah, doctor! I see you con
tinue your visits to my neighbor, Guflinger;
how is he, by the way, this morning?
Doctor I am glad to be able to report a
noticeable improvement in his case.
"Indeed! Is he able to do anything yet?"
"Yes, indeed! He was able to pay his
bill yesterday, and that's a marked improve
ment, as compared to the bulk of my pa
tients." Richmond Dispatch.
Made for Each Other.
Edith I hear that you and Fred are
quite interested in one another.
Bertha Don't you tell a soul, Edith, but
really I believe ired and I were made for
each other. We have played golf together
three times, and we never have quarreled
except two or three times when Fred was
clearly in the wrong. Boston Transcript.
The First Ironclad.
According to records recently discovered,
the first ironclad was built in the sixteenth
century, but as it proved unmanageable was
soon abandoned. In the present century
peopie are trying mis meuieine ana mat one
in the hope of finding relief from ailments
of the stomach, liver and bowels. There is
only one medicine that will cure indiges
tion, dyspepsia, flatulency, biliousness and
malaria, fever and ague, and that is Hostet
ter's Stomach Bitters. Try it and you will
.. Hecalls Famous Cares.
Small doses of fine, dry sand are the lat
est freak "remedy" for dyspepsia. Some
how this specific recalls the remark of a
distinguished American that six feet of
gravel is the only cure for hay fever. Xor
Persons contemplating a journey East or
West should be careful that the rates paid
for their transportation do not exceed those
charged by the Nickel Plate Road.
This company always offers lowest rates
and the service is efficient. Careful at
tention is given to the wants of all first
and second class passengers by uniformed
colored attendants. The dining car service
of the Nickel Plate Road is above criticism
and enables the traveler to obtain meals
at from thirty-five (3d) cents to f 1.00 but
The Pullman service is the usual high
grade standard. Semi-weekly transconti
nental tourist cars ply between Atlantic
and Pacific Coasts. Confer with nearest
agent of the Nickel Plate Road.
"Paw's weather-strips are felt," said Bes
sie, as she examined the door.
"So are his shingles," sobbed Tommy,
who had been caught smoking in the wood
shed. Chicago Daily News.
Don't Pay for Another's Dinner. .
"Order what you want; pay for what you
order," is the unique way in which the
Lackawanna Railroad is advertising its new
dining-car service. The aptness of the
phrase is apparent when it is understood
that the traveler may order from the most
complete menu, and yet pay for nothing he
does not want. In addition, low-priced club
meals are served individually from 35 cents
to $1.00, so that table d'hote and a la
carte features are virtually combined. All
through trains to Buffalo, Chicago and St.
Louis are equipped with dining-cars, and
the service is admitted to be second to none
in the world.
Strong Men. -
Miss Touriste You have some strong
and -rugged types of manhood out in this
Stage Driver Yaas, miss, we hev men out
here thet don't think it's nuthin' t' hold up
a railroad train. Ohio State Journal.
Beat for tbe Dowels.
No matter what ails you, headache to a
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bowels are put right. Cascarets help nature,
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Cascarets Candy Cathartio, the genuine, put
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stamped on It. Beware of imitations.
Onljr Half the Battle.
Brown Are you anything of a linguist?
Jones Well, I can read and understand
French, German, golf, yacht, baseball, and
football; but I can t talk 'em. Detroit Free
Teacher "Yes, "revive' means to 'come
to.' iNow make a sentence containing that
word." Bright Boy "If one apple costs
three cents what'll four apples revive?"
Mrs. Kate Berg, Secretary Ladies' Aux
iliary of Knights of Pythias, No. 58, Com
mercial Hotel, Minneapolis, Minn., After
Five Years Suffering Was Cured by Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
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Tor Km Th a a Qwutar of a
Cantor tha n nntation rtf W. T
l)ouglk $3.00 and S3. 60 shoes for
Btyle. comfort and wear has ex.
celled all other luakea unlil ttrip.it
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