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VOL. XXXVII-NO. 24.
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A WEEK'S RECORD
All the News of the Past Seven
HOME AND FOREIGN ITEMS
Kews of the Industrial Field, Personal
and Political Items, Happenings
at Home and Abroad.
THE NEWS FR05I ALL THE WORLD
President Koosevelt ordered 11. S.
Mnclay peremptorily discharged from I
the service of the government.
C. S. Mellen is to retire from the
presidency of the Northern Pacific
when the controversy over the merger
Four men were seriously burned by
an explosion of molten metal in the
McCormick harvester plant at Chi
After conferring with Senator Alli
son and Speaker Henderson at Du
buque, Gov. Shaw returned to Des
Moines to consult his wife regarding
the offer of the secretaryship of the
treasury, and it is believed he will ac
cept. Secretary Wilson, fearing he will
be in the way for geographical reasons,
tendered his resignation, but Presi
dent Koosevelt emphatically refused
to accept it.
Watchman Matthew Schultz fell 200
feet in a Calumet and Jlecla shaft at
Houghton, Mich., and was terribly man
gled. The candle in his cap, which re
mained lighted, set fire to his clothes
and the body was burned to a crisp.
The Dayville Woolen company of
Danielson, Couti., has been declared
bankrupt. The liabilities are $390,000
trace m holly, trees, evergreen and.
mistletoe for Christmas celebration in
Chicago broke all former records.
Dealers sold 000,000 trees, 640,000
wreaths and 500,000 yards of evergreen.
Holiday trade of Chicago stores is es
timated at $25,000,000. All former rec
ords were broken.
President Roosevelt -ent a generous
check for Christmas presents for the
pupils of the district school at Cove
Neck, L. I., where it was his custom to
play Santa Claus.
The children of the white house
were deluged with gifts from all parts
of the country. The president and his
family observed Christmas with a strict
family dinner. The white house em
ployes were given turkeys.
J. H. Fairbank, of Provo City, Utah,
has returned from the exploration of
Central and South America with a
party of nine to collect animals, birds
and plants for a school. Great hard
ship was endured.
twenty-three gypsum companies
have formed a combine nnder the name
of the United States Gypsum company.
Johann Most will send a pamphlet
defending anarchy to the president
and members of congress.
the schooner Lliza 11. Parkhurst, of
Uioucester, .Mass.. with eight men on
board, has been posted as missing and
IS beiieved to have lOlinderea in the
gale of November 25.
I. en. Alger is thought to have passed
4.1 : r : a r ... I
lur niPis hiiu nici:is lui imnnvM),. President Koosevelt. uie erroom
are considered favorable
Soldiers at the Presidio in San Fran
cisco engaged in a riot growing out of
a stabbing and fought with the police
who attempted to make arrests. Six
officers were injured and 1G soldiers
Official announcement is made from
the white house that Gov. Leslie M.
Shaw has accepted the post of secre
tary of the treasury. Rumors that
Secretary Wilson would resign are of
Two persons are dead and one dying
in Fort Wayne, Ind., from asphyxia- I
tion, the result of escaping gas. Henry
Shaffer, si retired grocer, and Annie
James were dead when found, and Hen
ry Anderson is'dying.
Jueharil Wat kins was shot and in
stantly killed at Brazil, Ind., by his 1S-
year-old son, Theodore Watkins. The
son savs he fired the fatal shots to
save his mother's life.
The steamer Sun was destroyed at
Memphis, lenn., ana tour persons
burned to death.
Representatives of Chicago packers I
believe the new German meat inspec
tion laws will result in increasing their
trade in Germany.
A quarrel over a land deal near Wil
mot, Ark., resulted in three persons
The car ferry Muskegon was
wrecked at Ludington, Mich., and
life-savers worked four hours in se
vere weather to rescue the survivors,
33 being taken off in the breeches
buoy. One man is dead, having been
scalded by escaping steam.
An operation was performed at
Detroit, Mich., on Gen. Alger for re-
lief of an old trouble caused by gall
stoDes. The patient rallied quickly
and hopes for his recovery are ex-
Adrairol Sabley has bceB Faid fs.sgt
Three men were crushed to death
and several others injured by the
falling of a heavy iron girder at the
American bridge works, Chicago.
Bichard Croker accuses Perry Bel-
mont of buying his nomination to
congress by the present of a valua
John D. Crimmins, of New York,
has been made a knight commander
of the Order of St. Gregory the
President Roosevelt's order dis-
I missing Historian Maclay from the
I navy department has been carried in
to effect after a vain appeal to the
civil service commission.
Armored cruisers of the navy are
to be equipped for wireless teleg
Grover Cleveland has accepted ap
pointment as a member of the Na
tional Civic Federation arbitration
The one hundred and twenty-fifth
anniversary of the battle of Trenton
was commemorated by the New Jer
sey city and surrounding towns. The
historical fight was reenacted.
Gov. Shaw received a telegram
from the president declaring his
pleasure at the former's acceptance
of the treasury portfolio. lie de
clined to discuss his policy.
Numerous Christmas fatalities are
reported, the most serious of which
was a battle between negroes and
whites in Alabama, in which two
were killed and two wounded.
The National Bank of the Repub
lic, New York, is to retire $600,000 of
its circulation to secure profit on its
Kural free delivery mail carriers
are to be placed under civil service on
February 1. After that date political
or religious affiliation of applicants
Six hundred trainmen of the Pitts
burg, Bessemer & Lake Erie railroad
have been notified of a voluntary in
crease of ten per cent, in wages com
mencing January 1.
Isaac Westoberore, a miner at the
Newport mir.e at Ironwood, Mich.,
committed suicide by jumping down a
shaft 1,200 feet deep.
Walter andGerald Doble, aged 13 and
15 years, respectively, fell through an
air hole in the ice on Conesus lake, at
Livonia, N. Y., and were drowned.
The mj-stery in the disappearance of
Miss Ella Cropsey has been partly
cleared up by the finding of her body
in the river near her home at Eliza
beth City, N. C. The coroner's jury de
cided she had been murdered.
Three men were killed by a furnace
explosion at Sharpsville., Pa.
Bradstreet's annual review of trade
says prosperity is rampant in the
United States and commerce has made
the most erisrantic strides. Dun's re
view of trade calls attention to
the enormous holiday trade as indicat
ing the general prosperity of the coun
A prize of $2,500 is ottered lor a
symbol design for the Louisiana
Purchase exposi ion.
Illinois subscriptions to the Mc-
Kinley monument fund amount to
Tire navy department is contem
plating the establishment of a per
manent naval training station on the
great lakes, probably at Chicago.
Congress will be asked for an appro
priation for this purpose.
Wu Ting Fang, through the secre
tary of state, Las asked congress to
investigate the working of the Chi
nese exclusion law before extend
PERSOXAL AXU POLITICAL.
Gov. Rogers, of Washington, elected
as a populist, died of pneumonia and
the republicans gain the governorship.
cannot be considered.
Capt. Richard Phillips Learv, United
States navy, first governor of Guam
and a notable character in the Samoan
troubles, is dead at the marine hosDital
at Chelsea. Mass.
Senator Sewell. of New Jersey, died
at Camden after a longillness.
Senatnp Dpnewnnd "Uiss "Palmpr frp
mai-riod hv thP Unitfd States ennsnl
at ;x;ce under a special license cabled
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neglected to provide documentary evi-
dence required, by French laws. Two
religious ceremonies will follow.
The United States consul at Liver
pool reports a well-ground :d fear of
British economists that the empire
will soon be set back to third place in
the commerce of the world.
The peace protocol between Argen
tina and Chili is signed, but both coun
tries continue warlike preparations.
A Hawaiian court in suits to condemn
land for the American naval station
fixed the price at $75 an acre instead of
the $000 demanded.
A naval review on an unprecedented
sea.e is to be a part of the British coro
Fire at Progreso, Yucatan, destroyed
property worth $1,000,000.
The United States has decided to cut
its claim against China of $25,000,000 to
$7,000,000, which represents the actual
damage and cost of the military inva
sion. European powers will not be per-
mitted to grab the balance turned back
to the helpless country.
The Italian government has request
ed the United States to have fedtrai
laws extended to protect foreigners
Shareholders of the De Beers Mining
company are informed that the Kim-
berley mines produce $17,000,000 of dia
Admiral Higginson and the officers
of his fleet were given a banquet at Ha-
vana by the eterans association. Gen.
Garcia praised the American navy and
Gen- Wood paid tribute to the Cubans.
c,en- Chaffee reports a desperate
f-ght near San Jse, in. which 23 Fil-
ipinos were killed and two Ameyl-
Jg announced lu Lopd&a that lilog
Edward will periooally opsc par!'
H. PEAVY ID
He Was One of the Best Known Grain
Men In the United
DREAD PNEUMONIA CARRIED HIM OFF.
Deceased is Said to Have Carried
Insurance Agrgrre&atin;; Over a
Million Dollars 111m Sixn "PV."
Well-Knann In ilie Grain Pro
Chicago, Dec. 30. Frank II. Peavcy,
one of the best known grain men in
the country, died here, Monday of
pneumonia, aged 51 years and 11
Frank Teavey came to Chicago
from his home in Minneapolis, nearly
two weeks ago, on a business trip.
He was in his usual perfect health,
but December 20 he contracted a
cold and that night took to his bed
in the Auditorium Annex. The cold
quickly developed into pneumonia,
and the patient's friends and rela
tives were notified, although it was
expected that he would recov
er. Hopeful bulletins were re
ceived daily, but Friday night last
the patient's condition took a turn
for the worse, although he has felt
much better during the day. Satur
day night again a good day was fol
lowed by distress at night. Sunday,
however, it was believed that Mr.
Pearvey had successfully passed the
crisis of his illness, and up to mid
night information from the bedside
was of a very encouraging character.
At that hour, however, the patient's
breathing became more difficult and
his heart action weaker. A hurried
consultation of physicians Doctors
Hammond, Ingalls and Brower fol
lowed, and everything known to
science to combat the malady was
done. At 2 a. m.,.Mr. Peavey lapsed
into unconsciousness and the family
which surrounded him were in
formed that the nd was approach
ing. At 3:30 o'clock the great grain
man breathed his last.
Mr. Feavev's wife was with her
husband all through his illness, hav
ing left a sick bed herself in Minne
apolis to come to turn.
Mr. Peavey was credited with be
:ng the largest owner of grain ele
vators in the country, if not in the
world. The sign "Py" was a familiar
one on grain warehouses throughout
the grain producing states of the
west and northwest along the lines
of the railroads. At railroad term
inal points he had large holdings, his
interests in Chicago being particular
ly heavy. His name for years has
been potent on the boards of trade
here and in the northwest.
The body will be taken to Minne
apolis. Plans for the funeral will be
It is said that Mr. Peavey carried
$1,376,000 insurance on his life.
IT WAS A PIPE STORY.
Ilie Duke of Manchester Has 'ot
Settled Breach of Promise Case
AVltli Miss Portia Knight.
London, Dec. 30. Messrs. Boxall &
Boxall, counsel for the duke of Man
chester, declare - there is absolutely
no truth in the report published in
the United States that the duke, with
the assistance of his father-in-law,
Eugene Zimmerman, of Cincinnati,
had offered Miss Portia Knight, the
actress, $20,000 in full settlement of
her claim for damages resulting
from alleged breach of promise of
marriage. The lawyers say no nego
tiations for a settlement have oc
curred, are occurring or will occur
on the subject. The trial, they add,
will take its course in the ordinary
RELIC OF NORTHFIELD RAID.
Jim Vounger Having; Trouble "With
n Bullet He Stopped In the
St. Taul, Minn., Dec. 30. Jim
Younger, who has been employed at
a local store for some months, is
again confined to his home with hip
trouble. He has a bullet near his
spine, a relic of the Northfield raid,
which caused him much trouble
while he was in prison and was ag
gravated by an acicdent last sum
mer. Mr. Younger's friends hope to be
able to persuade the board of par
dons to allow Younger to go into
business for himself, believing that
would be easier than his present
All Hope Abandoned.
Washington, Dec. 30. The condi
tion of Gen. Wm. H Seamans, of Cal
ifornia, is such that his friends have
now abandoned all hope of his recov
ery. For a time it .was thought he
would be able to pull through, but
his strength is leaving him, and the
end is likely to occur at any mo
ment. Alleged Murderer Arrested.
Seale, Ala., Dec. 30. Sheriff Hodges
has arrested Uriah Forter, the al
leged murderer of William Fincher.
Porter defied the community and
Gov. Telks ordered out a company of
militia, Saturday, to aid in his cap
ture. Porter is now in jail at Opelika.
Albert II. Hatfield Slain.
Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 30. Albert H.
Hatfield, one of the last of the no
torious Kentucky clan, was shot and
killed at Troy mining camp, in the
Pinal mountains. The slayer was
Deputy Sheriff John G. Devlne, who
tW8 & Warrant f or Xl&tfields BlTest.
TENNESSEE STATE NEWS
WhUky Muddi at McMlnnvlUo.
McMinnville ia still having trouble
over liquor. A few days ago Sheriff
Miller levied on the remainder of J.
"W. Brinkley's stock of liquors with
an execution Issued on a judgment
against Brinkley in favor of his broth
er, M. H. Brinkley of Bedford county.
for several hundred dollars. The
sheriff advertised the liquors, together
with other effects levied on, for sale
and commenced the sale. He had not
proceeded far' when he was arrested
by Coroner Lively, on a State warrant
sworn out by City Marshal Brown,
charging him with selling liquor witn-
In four miles of a schoolhouse. The
sheriff waived examination and gave
bond for his appearance. A corpora
tion warrant was then issued by Re
corder West. It is understood that the
sheriff is going to continue the sales,
and that the State and corporation in
tend to prosecute on each and every
Three deaths resulted from the
6hooting of Dave Payne, near Duck-
town, Tenn., last week. Payne was a
fugitive from justice, having broken
jail at Benton, Tenn., where he was
incarcerated on the charge of murder.
Payne's wife, who was seriously ill,
sent a messenger for her husband to
come in from his mountain hiding
place and see her. The messenger was
Payne's brother. "When within two
miles of Ducktown mey had a dispute
over .the possession of a gun and fell
to fighting. William Flannigan, wane
trying to separate the men, was shot
in the abdomen by Dave Payne, who
in turn was killed by Flannigan.
Payne's sick wife died shortly after
being told of her husband's death.
Flannigan died two days after tho
White Mail Killed by Negro.
Pharo Brewer, white, was killed at
Enterprise, Maury county, by John
Stephenson, colored. The negro was
passing through with a load of wood
when he was attacked by Brewer and
lour or five companions, who were
drinking and firing Roman candles.
His team ran away and he was caught
by the men and beaten. The negro
then returned home and got his shot
gun. On the way back Stephenson
and his brother saw Brewer and hi3
companions, and, to avoid trouble,
climbed over a fence into a field.
Brewer saw them, and, jumping off
his wagon, began climbing the fence,
when Stephenson fired, killing mm.
Stephenson gave himself up.
A tract of timber land containing
14,000 acres i3 involved in a suit filed
in the Federal court at Knoxville, en
titled V. Douglass & Co. vs. the Ten
nessee Lumber Company. The new
boundary line agreed upon by Ten
nessee and Virginia puts all the land
in Tennessee, part of which was for
merly in Virginia. The Tennessee
company, under its grant, began re
moving timber from land claimed pre
viously by Dougless & Co., and the
suit is the result.
The State's Finances.
State Treasurer Folk has completed
the annual statement of the condition
of the State treasury. The total re
ceipts for the year were 12,540,516.96,
an excess of $17,508.77 over those of
the year previous. The total disburse
ments for the year amounted to $2,427,-
905.49, which is $234,741.37 less than
those of the year previous. The bal
ance in the treasury December 19,
1900, was $110,002.98; the balance De
cember 19, 1901, was $222,614.45.
A Good Woman Gone.
Mrs. Mary A. Harris died at New-
bern last week, in the seventy-third
year of her age. Mrs. Harris was the
widow of the late Dr. Allen Harris,
and a member of one of the wealthiest
and most prominent families of Dyer
county. She "was a sister of the late
Daniel Parker, one of the pioneers of
West Tennessee. She was for more
tuan fifty years a consistent Christian,
and member of the Methodist Church.
lturned to Death.
The 10-year-old daughter of Joseph
Collins, a well-known citizen of
Greeneville, was burned to death a
few days ago. The child's clothing
caught fire while she was playing with
her little brother about a grate. The
child ran to her mother, who was
some distance from the house, but be
fore the flames could be extinguished
Bhe was fatally burned and died in a
Leah, the 10-year-old daughter of W.
II. Bond of Smithville, was standing on
the rear spring of a buggy when her
right foot slipped and was caught in
the moving wheel. Her leg was wound
twice around the axle before the ve
hicle was stopped, and was broken
into a shapeless mass. Amputation at
the hip joint was necessary.
Quarantine Line Changed.
News has botn received from the bu
reau of animal industry at Washing
ton that White and Tiptou counties
have hen placed above the quarantine
A flow of oil has been struck on
Wolf river, ten miles north of Jones
town, which is pronounced by experts
to equal the finest illuminating oils of
Pennsylvania. The well is 700 feet
deep and it la estimated t wllj flow
100 barrel. Hillj,
THE BATTLE OF LIFE
How the End of the Struggle May
Lesson Which 31 y Be Learned from
Boavting of Ilcnhadad, the Ivinff
of Syria llnnianlty Eu
Copyright. 1301, by Lcuis Klopsch, N. T.
While this discourse of Dr. Talmage
rebukes arrogance, it encourages hu
manity ana shows how the evening of
life may be brightened. The text is 1
Kings, L'0:11: "Let not him that girdeth
on his harness boast himself as he
that putteth it off."
Harness is the obsolete word for ar
mor. It means harness for the man,
not harness for the beast; harness for
battle, not harness for the plow. The
ancient armor consisted of helmet for
the head, breastplate and shield for the
heart, greaves for the feet. The text
makes a comparison between a man
enlisting for some war and a veteran
returning, the one putting on the ar
mor and the other putting it off.
Beukadad, the king of Syria, thought
he could easily overcome the king of
Israel. Indeed, the Syrian was so sure
of the victory that he spread an ante
bellum banquet. With 32 kings he was
celebrating what they were going to do.
There were in all 33 kings at the ca
rousal, and their condition is described
in the Bible not as convivial or stim
ulated exaltation, but drunk. Their
gilded and bannered pavilions were sur
rounded by high-mettled horses, neigh
ing and champing, and hitched to char
iots such as kings rode in. Benhadad
sends officers to the king of Israel de
manding the surrender of the city, say
ing: "Thou shalt deliver me thy silver
and thy gold and thy wives and thy
children," and afterward sends other
officers, saying that the palace of the
king will be searched and everything
Benhadad wants he will take without
asking. Then the king of Israel called
a council of war and word is sent back
to Benhadad that his unreasonable de
mand will be resisted. Then Benhadad
sends another message to the king of
Israel, a message full of arrogance and
bravado, practically saying: "We will
destroy you utterly. I will grind Sa
maria into the dust, but there will not
be dust enough to make a handful for
each one of my troops." Then the king
of Israel replied to Benhadad, prac
tically saying: "Let me see you do
what you say. You royal braggart, you
might better have postponed your ban
quet until after the battle instead of
spreading it before the battle. You
huzza too soon. 'Let not him that gird
eth on his harness boast himself as he
that putteth it off.' "
An avalanche of courage and right
eousness, the Israelitish army came
down on Benhadad and his host. It
was a hand to hand fight, each Israelite
hewing down a Syrian. Benhadad, on
horseback, gets away with some of the
cavalry, but is only saved for a worse
defeat, in which 100,000 Syrian infan
try were slaughtered in one day. Now
we see the sarcasm and the epigram
matic power of the message of my text
sent by the king of Israel to Benhadad:
"Let not him that girdeth on his har
ness boast himself as he that putteth
All up and down history we see such
too early boasting. Soult, the marshal
of France, was so certain that he
would conquer that he had a procla
mation printed announcing himself
king of Portugal and had a grand feast
prepared for four o'clock that after
noon, but before that hour he fled in
ignominious defeat, and Wellington of
the conquering host sat down at four
o'clock at the very banquet the mar
shal of France had ordered for himself.
Charles V. invaded France and was so
sure of conquest that he requested
Paul Jovius, the historian, to gather
together a large amount of paper on
which to write the story of his many
victories, but disease and famine seized
upon his troopers and he retreated in
dismay. So Benhadad's behavior has
been copied in all ages of the world.
It will be my object, among other les
sons, to show that he who puts off
the armor, having finished the battle,
is more to be congratulated than he
First, I find encouragement in this
subject for the aged who have got
through the work and struggle of
earthly life. My venerable friends.Hf
you had at 25 years of age full appre
ciation of what you would have to go
through in the thirties and the forties
and the fifties of your lifetime you
would have been appalled. Fortunate
ly the bereavements, the temptations,
the persecutions, the hardships, were
curtained from your sight. With more
or less fortitude you passed through
the crisis of pain and sadness and dis
appointment and fatigue and still live
to recount the Divine help that sus
tained you. At 20 or 30 years of your
age at the tap of the drum you put on
the harness. Now, at 60 or 70 or SO,
you are peacefully putting it off. You
would not want to try the battle of
life over again. So many of just your
temperament and with as good a start
ing and as fine a parentage and seem
ingly with as much equipoise of charac
ter as you had have made complete
shipwreck that you would not want
again to run the risks. Thoungh you
can look back and see many mistakes,
the next time you might make worse
mistakes. Instead of being depressed
over the fact that you are being count
ed out or omitted in the great under
takings of the church and the world,
rejoice that you have a right to hang
tip your helmet -and sheathe your
sword and free your hands from the
gantlets and your feet from the boots
At the soldiers home in the suburbs
of this city I often admire the peace
ful and contented looks of the Tecer-
tale heroes as t&ey ill vr4r tfc tree
or go in and out the fine abode that
our government has appropriately pro
vided for them. They are not longing
for other Chapultepecs. They do not
want to undertake another South
Mountain. Their foot does not ache
to get into the stirrup of the cavalry
man. They are not longing for the
hardtack of the soldiers' breakfast
along the Chickahominy. They have
no desire for another ride in the am
bulance to the field hospital. When the
Spanish war broke out they sometimes
wondered if their rheumatic knee
would allow them to keep step in a
march, and if their sight was good
enough to see an advancing foeman,
and if their ear was alert enough to
hear the'eommand "Charge!" But for
the most part they are glad that there
is no more war for them. So let all of
the aged in peace with God, through the
blessed Christ, cultivate contentment
and thank the Lord their Sedan has
been fought and the war is over. "Let
not him that girdeth on his harness
boast himself as he that putteth it off."
There are old farmers who cannot
do one more day's" work. What har
vests they raised in 1S70! They knew
the rotation of crops as well as they
knew the rotations of the seasons. Un
der what blistering suns they swung
the scythe and the cradle! Through
what deep snows they drew the logs
or cut out their way to the foddering
of the cattle! What droughts, what
freshets, what insectile invasion, they
remember! To clothe and feed and
educate the household tbey went
through toils and seli-sacrifices that
the world knew but little about. Best,
aged man! Let the boys do the shovel
ing and thrashing and cutting and
sweating. You have put the harness
off, and do not try to put it on again.
Then there are aged physicians.
What tragedies of pain and accident
they have witnessed! How much suf
fering they have assuaged! How many
brave battles they have fought with
lancet and cataclysm! How many fe
vers they cooled! How many broken
bones they set! How many paroxysms
they quieted ! How many anxious days
they passed when they knew that hu
man lives depended upon their skill and
fidelitj"! They drove back death from
many a cradle. Instead of becoming
hardened at the sight of suffering their
sympathies deepened, as with aged Dr.
Valentine Mott when, standing before
his students in clinical department and
a child was about to be op
erated upon in surgery, he said:
"Gentlemen, here are surgeons
who will do this work as well
as I can, and you will excuse me if I
leave the room, for as I get. older I
cannot composedly witness pain as
once I could, especially the suffering
of little children." God comfort and
bless the old doctors, allopathic, home
opathic, hydropathic and eclectic, and
make them willing to be out of prac
tice! Before long they will hear the
benediction of Him who said: "I was
sick, and ye visited Me."
Again, I learn from Benhadad's be
havior the unwisdom of boasting of
what one is going to do. Two mes
sages had he sent to the king of Is
rael, both messages full of insolence
and braggadocio. With brimming
beaker in hand he is talking with the
royal group about what he will do
with the spoils of the victory he is
going to achieve that afternoon. He
takes it for granted that Samaria
will surrender. He gives command
for the capture of some of the inhab
itants of Samaria who are approach
ing, saying: "Whether they be come
out for peace take theni alive, or
whether they be come out for war,
take them alive." But behold the fu
gitive king in frightened retreat be
fore sundown! Better not tell boast
ingly what you are going to do. Wait
until it is done. You do well to lay
our your plans, but there are so many
mistakes and disappointments in life
that you may not be able to carry
out your plans, and there is no need
of invoking the world's derision and
caricature. Napoleon was so sure of
conquering England, Scotland and
Ireland that he had a medal struck
celebrating the conquest," which he
never made. On that medal was rep
resented his own crowned head.
Dr. Pendleton and Mr. Saunders
were talking in the time of persecu
tion under Queen Mary. Saunders
was trembling and afraid, but Pen
dleton said: "What! Man, there is
much more cause for me to fear than
you. You are small, and I have a large
bodily frame, but you will see the last
piece of this flesh consumed to ashes
before I ever forsake Jesus Christ
and His truth, which I have pro
fessed." Not long after Saunders,
the faint hearted, gave up his life
for Christ's "sake, while Pendleton,
who had talked so big, played cow
ard and gave p religion when the
test came. Wilberforce did not tell
what he was going to do with the
slave trade, but how much he accom
plished is suggested by Lord Broug
ham's remark concerning Wilberforce
after his decease: "He went to
Heaven with 800,000 broken fetters in
his hand." Some one, trying to dis
suade Napoleon from his invasion of
Itussia, said: "Man proposes, but God
disposes." But you remember Mos
cow, and 93,000 corpses in the snow
banks. The only kind of boasting that
prospers was that of Paul, who cried
out: "I glory in the cross of Christ!"
And that of John Newton, who de
clared:'"! am not what I ought to
be; I am not what I wish to be; I
am not what I hope to be, but, by the
grace cf God, I am not what I was."
Do not boast of your moral
strength. One of the most brilliant
men of the nineteenth century, hav
iDg temporarily reformed from in
ebriacy, stood on the platform of
Broadway tabernacle. New York, and
said: "Were this great globe one
crystallite and I were offered the pos
session of it if I would drink one
glass of brandy I would refuse with
ecorB, an3 I ivant 3 relio to fcfilp
me." But that same man died " at
Poughkeepsie a drunken pauper. Bet
ter underrate than overrate our
selves. Notice also my text takes it for
granted that you must put on the har
ness, else how can you take it off ? Life
is a battle a 30 years', a 40 years' or a
60 years war. Helmet you must have,
for the battleaxes of skepticism and
agnosticism are aimed at your head.
Every possible effort will be made to
make you think wrong. The young
man who gets his head filled with
wrongnotions about God, about Christ,
about the soul, about the great beyond,
is already captured. Put on the helmet,
the latchet well adjusted under the
chin. Think right and you will act
right. Yes, breastplate for the heart.
That is the most important part to be
defended. That decides what you love
and what you hate, what you hope for
and what you despise. That decides
earthly happiness and eternal destiny.
Keep the heart pure and the life will
be pure. Have the heart corrupt and
your actions will be corrupt. Oh, that
all of us might have a new heart cov
ered with a divinely wrought breast
plate! Yes, greaves for the feet. So
many dangerous roads are we com
pelled to walk. So many people tread
on sharp prongs of temptation and go
lame and limping1 all the rest of their
days. Iron mailed shoes for the feet.
Young man, see that you have on a
complete armor. It looks bright now,
and it seems as if you could march
right on without opposition or attack,
but be not deceived. There are hidden
foes ready to halt you on your way.
The same cup that Benhadad drank out
of just before his defeat will be offered
to effect your defeat. His intoxicated
brain saw victory when there was
nothing but rout and ruin. What work
Benhadad's cup made for Benhadad's
army! What shipwrecks on the sea,
what disasters on the land, caused by
inflaming liquids put upon the tongue
to set seething the brain! How many
kings of thought and influence, with
crowns brighter than the one Ben
hadad wore, have by strong drink been
put into flight as base as that in which
Benhadad rode! "Give them to me,"
says the demon of inebriacy. "Give
them to me; hand them down the
brightest legislators of the land. I
will thicken their tongue; I will bloat
their cheeks; I will stagger their
steps; I will damn their soul. Hand
them down to me the physician out
of his laboratory, the attorney from
the courtroom, the minister of the
Gospel from the altars of God. Hand
them down to me, the "queens of the
drawing-room, and I will disgrace
their names and blast their homes and
throw them down farther than Jezeber.
fell to the dogs that crunched her car
cass." We hold our breath in horror as once
in awhile we hear of some one, either
by accident or suicide, going over Ni
agara falls, but the tides, the depths,
the awful surges of intemperance are
everyhour of the day rushing scores
of immortals dawn into the unfath
omed abysm. Suicides by the hundreds
of thousands! Suicides by the million!
Beware of the cup out of which Ben
hadad drank personal and national
I congratulate all those who are
now in the thickest of life's battle
that the time is coming when the
struggle will end and you will put the
harness off, helmet and greaves and
breastplate having fulfilled their mis
sion. You cannot in one visit to Lon
don Tower see all. You must go again
and again to that place which is as
sociated with the story of Lady Jane
Grey and Anne Boleyn and Walter
Raleigh and Sir Thomas More. You
will see the crowns of kings and
queens, the robe worn by the Black
Prince, and silver baptismal fonts
from which royal infants were chris
tened, and the block on which Lord
Lovat was beheaded. But no part of
London Tower will more interest you
than the armory, in which is skillful
ly and impressively arranged a collec
tion of all styles of armor worn be
tween the thirteenth and eighteenth
centuries, suggesting 500 years of
conflict cuirass and neck guard and
chin piece and lance rest and gauntlet
and girdle and mailed apron. You see
just how from head to heel those old
time warriors were defended against
sharp weapons that would cut or
thrust or bruise and allowing them
to come out of battle unhurt when
otherwise they would have been slain.
O ye soldiers of Jesus Christ, when
the war of life is over and the victors
rest in the soldiers' home on the
heavenly heights, perhaps there may
be in the city of the sun a tower of
spiritual armor such as incased the
warriors for Christ in earthly com
bat. Some day we may be in that
armory and hear the heroes talk of
how they fought the good fight of
faith and see them with the scars of
wounds forever healed and look at
the weapons of offense and defense
with which they became more than
conquerors. In that tower of Heaven,
as the weapons of the spiritual con
flict are examined, St. Paul may point
out to us the armor with which he
advised the Ephesians to equip them
selves and say: "That is the shield
of faith. That is the helmet of sal
vation. That is the girdle of truth.
That is the breastplate of righteous
ness. Those are the mailed shoes in
which they were shod with the prepa
ration of the Gospel." There and
then you may recount the contrast
between the day when you enlisted
in Christian conflict and the day
when you closed it in earthly fare
well and heavenly salutation, and the
text, which has so much meaning for
us now, will have more meaning for
us then: "Let not him that girdeth
on his harness boast himself as he
that putteth it off."
Advice to Tonng Men.
The Old Beau was speaking:
"Never ask for a kiss, my boy," h
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