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VOL. XXXVII-NO. 25.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1902.
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A WEEK S RECORD
All the News of the Past Seven
HOME AOT FOREIGN ITEMS
News of the Industrial Field, Personal
and Political Items, Happenings
at Homo and Abroad.
THE NEWS FROM ALL THE WORLD
Four men killed J. M. Rhea, an in
offensive pasenger, on a train near
Leland, Miss., stole the engine and
attempted to escape, but were cap
tured. Friends of Admiral Schley will ask
congress to retire him on full pay
and reimburse his costs in the, court
Governors and law officers of five
northwestern states met at Helena,
Mont., to discuss a plan of preventing-
the merger of northwestern rail
Frank Peavey, of Minneapolis, well
known grain elevator owner, died of
pneumonia in Chicago. IIes was in
sured for $1,400,000.
John Dever, aged 26 years, and Mrs.
Grace Fallis, aged 24, were drowned
.while skating1 at Milan, Ind.
Fire drill saved 900 children from
injury and possible death at the burn
ing of the New York juvenile asylum.
Jeffries and Sharkey have agreed to
fight at San Francisco between March
25 and April 30 for the world's cham
pionship. Admiral Schley has been presented
with a diamond medal by the Mary
land councils of Junior Order of Unit
ed American Mechanics.
Prof.Loeb, of Chicago, gives result of
experiments which demonstrate that
man may check death by use of chem
icals which destroy destructive agent.
Floods caused great damage in many
eastern and. southern states. Penn-
sylvania is the greatest sufferer.
A" rattlesnake revived by a stove bit
J,wo children at Crawf ordsville, Ind.,
and they may die.
Nancy Reeder and John Edwards
were killed by the cars near Newcastle,
Ind., while oil their way to be married.
Albert Doty, living near on,
Ivan., killed his wife and himself after
In the asylum for feeble-minded chil
dren at Lincoln, 111., more than 100
cases of smallpox were discovered.
President Barber, of the Diamond
Match company, who has just returned
from Europe, sajs his company will
soon control the markets of the world.
The chairman of the house post of
fice committee declares his opposition
to penny postage at the present time.
During the year 1901 the loss of life
by. railway accidents in tbe United
States numbered 3.GG9, by fire 1,585, by
drownings 2,4S7, by explosions 811, in
mines GSS, in storms 250. by lightning
325, by falling buildings 473, and by
The revenues of the government
from all sources for the last fiscal year
were $099,310,530.92 and the expendi
tures $G21,59S,540.5 1, showing a Surplus
In the United States the past year
11S persons were hanged for murder
and 135 were lynched. Suicides num
bered 7,245 and murders 7,852.
The total fire losses of 1901 in the
United States of $100,000 and upward
amounted to .$07,941,900.
Bequests in 1901 to educational insti
tutions, libraries and art museums,
charities, churches and religious enter
prises, and to towns- and cities in the
United States for the public benefit and
entertainment amounted to $12S,8SS,-
Henry Albert, denied a kiss, shot his
wife fatallj- and killed himself in Chi
cago. Richmond (Va.) was under water, ow
ing to the rise in the James river, and
citizens were traveling about in boats.
The damage to property will beenor
mous. A life size bronze monument of the
late President Mclvinley is to be erect
ed at Niles, O.
The government will hereafter give
out nothingconcerning negotiations to
secure Miss Stone's freedom.
Dun's review of trade for the last
year declared all records beaten by the
volume of business.
The Crane Manufacturing company
distributed $125,000 among its 3,500 em
ployes in Chicago as a Christmas gift.
J. P. Morgan has arranged a $50,
000.000 combination of the Westing
house and General Electric companies.
A jeweler at Turners Falls, Mass.,
made insane by accidentally killing
Ida Gullum. a clerk, shot four mem
bers of his family, killing a son.
Forty-five thousand Tammanyites
were ousted from power in New York
on New Year's day.
A new statute abolishing common
law marriages went into effect in New
York with the new year. It recognizes
marriage by civil contract. .
The governor of Nebraska has grant
ed a pardon to former State Treasurer
Hartley, who was convicted five years
ago of embezzling $201,000 state funds
and sentenced to 20 year' imprison
ment. Kansas educators will ask the leg
, islature to pass alaw providing a jail
' sentence for youthful cigarette smokers-
During the past year there were 11,
07G business failures in the United
States, the liabilities being $131,111,
150, against 10.S33 failures in 1900, with
liabilities of $174,113,256.
Rev. J. A. Heath has bre:i ixpelled
from the llaptiet. mini.:;-- :st Kansis
City for procuring-an illegal divorce.
Governors and law-officers of north
western states, in conference at Hel
ena, Mont., dtcided to make a legal
fight against the Hill, railway me ,-er.
The legislatures of New York, Massa
chusetts, Maryland and Virginia con
vened on New Year's Hay.r
Robert Lebaudy, pf Paris, will give
$1,000,000 for the' establishment of a
French industrial school in connection
with the University of Chicago.
Three persons were killed and two
wounded in a fight at a New Year's
w atch party at Bobbins. N. C.
Two persons were killed and 17 in
jured in the'wreck of a passenger train
cm -the Baltimore &-. Ohio road near
Crowds attending the New Year's re
ception at the white house broke all
records, President Roosevelt shaking
the hands of S,100 persons.
The Young triplets, the oldest in the
world, celebrated- their forty-fifth
birthday anniversary in Chicago with
a big family dinner.
Tomas Estrada Palma, in his home
at Central Valley, N. Y., received the
news of his election to the presideney
of the .republic of Cuba.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Gorton, an aged
couple, were burned to death at their
residence near Litchfield, Minn.
Eugene Hector, a newspaper man,
shot and killed a highwayman who
held him up on a street in Chicago.
Emperor William has invited Miss
Alice Roosevelt, daughter of the pres
ident, to christen his new racingyacht,
now under construction on Staten Is
In the first ice yacht race of the
season three persons were injured, one
fatall-, at Majiison, Wis.
An increase of from 4 to 12 per cent,
in the wages of 45,000 trainmen is soon
to be announced by the Pennsylvania
Seth Low took charge of the office
of maj'or of New York, the change
of administrations being without
Marconi hopes soon to have wire
lesscomrpunication between England
The San Francisco mint .in 1901
converted $S1,072,500 from bullion in
to coin, breaking all previous rec
ords. The public debt statement issued
on the 2d shows that the debt de
creased $8,643,192 during the month
of December. The cash balance in
the treasury was $321,603,278. The
total debt, less the cash in the treas
ury, amounts to $1,011,623,286.
-Five persons were killed by an ex
plosion in a railroad roundhouse at
Judge E. S. Elliott, of Milwaukee,
aged 59, dropped dead while playing
W. Murray Crane took the oath of
office as governor of Massachusetts
for his third term.
One of the new compound locomo
tives used by the Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul railway made the run
from Chicago to Milwaukee, 85 2-10
miles, in 87 minutes.
The circulation of national bank
notes on December 31 was $360,2S9,
72G, being an increase of $20,148,551
during the 12 months ended 'that
The Rochester (N. Y.). theological
seminary earived a gift of $100,000 by
J. D. Rockefeller by duplicating it.
The Searchlight hotel at Searchlight,
Nev., was destroyed by fire and Mrs.
Bullock and two children were cre
mated. The total coinage at the mints dur
ing the past year was $134,693,770; of
which $101,735,187. was gold, $30,83S,4G(!
silver and $2,120,122 minor coins.
The Naval Register just issued makes
the strength of the havy 225 ships,
with GO'under construction.
The Everett-Moore syndicate, con
trolling many electric railway lines
and telephone companies in Ohio and
Michigan, has passed into the control
of a committee of Cleveland bankers.
President Roosevelt gave his first
state dinner at the whitje house.
A Memphis undertaker claims to
have discovered embalming fluid w hich
will keep bodies forever.
PEKSOXAL. AND POLITICAL,.
Ex-Congressman William H. II.
Cowles died at his home in Wilkes
boro, N. C. ,
Almon Streeter died at RensseLaer
Falls, N. Y., aged 107 years.
James W. Reid, ex-congressman
from North Carolinardied at Lewiston,
Idaho, where he had lived since 1SS7.
Dr. Royal B. Prescott, who died in
Nashua, N. II., was the first union sol
dier to enter Richmond after its sur
render. Eugene Carter, one of the best
known billiard experts in the world,
died at his home in 'Chicago, aged 49
James Davidson, the oldest odd fel
low in the United States, died at Santa
Barbara, Cal., aged 89 years.
European powers give uotice that
they will increase claims for com
pensation against China if the Unit
ed States returns a portion of the
Missionary arid native converts re
ported a massacre by Chinese troops.
A German is under arrest in Japan
for attempting to assassinate the em
peror. The Danish government will sign a
treaty for the sale of the West India
"slands to the United States despite
protests of the people.
Election returns indicate that Thom
as Estrada Palma has been elected pres
ident of Cuba.
Official returns show that the Boti
losses by killed, wounded and surren
dering during 1901-totaled 14,887 men.
Foreigners at Peking have been re
quested not to witness the return of
the royal court to the city.
Russia is accused of-fomenting- the
rcrnt anti-foreign outbreak in
TENNESSEE STATE NEWS
Died In Church.
Joseph H. Bullock died in the Pres
byterian church at Paris one night last
week, apoplexy being the cause. . After
the regular prayer meeting a business
meeting of the church was held. Mr.
BullQck was secretary and had just
finished a talk, and on resuming his
seat he immediately fell, exclaiming,
"Oh, Lord! " and died, without another
utterance, in five minutes. Mr. Bul
lock had gone as high in .Masonry as
was possible in this State." He wag
past grand master of the Grand Lodge
of Tennessee, grand treasurer of the
Grand Commandery of Tennessee, past
grand, high priest of the Grand Chap
ter of Tennessee, and of the local
lodges he was treasurer of Blue Lodge
No. 108, secretary of Chapter 129, and
secretary of Commandery 16. Beside,
he was a member of the school board
and prominent in church and business
Health of the State.
Dr. J. A. Albright, secretary and ex
ecutive officer of the State Board of
Health, in an interview relative to the
general condition of tie health of the
State during the year which has just
closed, said it showed a marked im
provement over 1900. Smallpox, the
most extensive epidemic disease, had
prevailed only to a limited extent and
was of a mild form,--succumbing easi
ly and quickly to treatment. Scarlet
fever had been widely epidemic-, but
had been of a mild type. Diphtheria
had been in evidence in the larger
Cides, but fevers of an kinds were less
reported than had been known in
years. Dr. Albright said that the State
and county boards were fully prepared
to combat and successfully control
any epidemic disease that might enter
KUctrlc Steel Plant.
Charles P. Toncray and George E.
Boren of Elizabethton have closed a
deal with the Electric Furnace Com
pany of New York for the erection
of an electric steel plant at Elizabeth
ton. It is claimed that by this meth
od steel ingots can be produced di
rectly from iron ore in thirty minutes.
An 8,000-horse-power electric plant
wm be commenced as soon as the site
can be decided upon on the Watauga
river near Elizabethton, and this will
supply the power for the plant.
Davidson County Ileal Estate Sales.
The real estate transferred in David
son county during 1901 aggregated
$4,486,740. The larger part of the
property transferred is in Nashville.
Transfers of business houses of the
city played an importantpart in swell
ing the total sum. Several blocks
changed hands for prices from$30,00C
to over $100,000. The 'month of June
led all other months in the amount of
Sadden Deaths at Nashville.
ThomaS M. Cunningham aged 62, !
for twenty-six years a railroad ticket
agent in the Maxwell House office, at
Nashville, died suddenly last week.
William Pendergrast of the Nash
ville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Rail
road, dropped dead in the freight
depot. Heart failure and old age were
given as the cause of his death. Mr.!
Pendergrast was 71 years old, and has '
been in the employ of. the Nashville, j
Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway for
Eliz Wisdom," who killed Rev. A. J.
Brooks near Mount Pleasant on the ;
evening before Christmas, was cap
tured at Hohenwald last week. The
prisoner was at once conveyed to Co
lumbia and placed in jail. There is
much bitter feeling at'Mount Pleasant
against Wisdom among the friends of
Brooks, but it is the general opinion
the law will be allowed to take its
Anti-Liquor Fight Goes On.
The never-ending anti-liquor fight at
Dickson took another turn last week
when attorneys for W. M. Swain, pro
prietor of a saloon at that place, ob
tained an injunction restraining the
Mayor and Board of Aldermen from
further prosecuting him, and also en
joining citizens of the town from in
any way whatever interfering with or
molesting him in carrying on his busi
ness. Nashville in Trouble.
There is a peculiar complication on
in Nashville city affairs, growing out
of the failure of the city to collect
enough revenue in 1901 to meet- the
budget for 1902 Un4er the law the
budget of expenditures must be passed
before the year ends and cannot ex
ceed the receipts of that. year. The
budget passed final reading on the 30th
ult., but when the month closed the
revenues were about $38,000 short of
Real Estate Sales In Montgomery,
The records in the oifice of the Coun
ty. Court Clerk of Montgomery county
show that during the past year $386,
270 in real estate- changed hands in
that county. This- is about $100,000
short of last year. - -
Hosiery Mills Combine.
The Richmond Hosiery Mills Cnm.
'pany of Chattanooga has purchased
the Ocoee and Mathis-Davis Hosiery
Mills. The three plants win be com
bined, making the largest hosiery mill
in tne South, and one of the largest
In tie country..
Killed Ulind Tiger Keeper.
Ed Pace, formerly of Clarksville,
whol3 said to have been running a
b'.ind tiger ia Stewart county, was
elict. and killed in a quarrel with a
man whose name i$ not known. Both,
aro thought to fcave heea .flrialiing.
WILLING TO CONCEDE.
den. Snynian, Forinrr Member of Dewet'l
Staff, Says Boers Will Appeal to the
United States Congress.
Washington, - Jan. 4.-rCommandant
W.'.D.TSnyman, who 'was a member .of
Gen. Dewet's staff in South Africa up
to a year ago, and who, for some
time, has represented the Boer cause
in the west, called upon President
Roosevelt. "I called upon the presi
dent," said he, "to thank him for
having sent to my wife, who is in
South Africa, some money I desired
her to have. I shall always feel grate
ful to President Roosevelt. I saw my
wife's signature to-day for the first
time in months." Commandant Sny
man.did not talk with the president
about the war in South Africa. He
did not consider it a proper subject
to discuss with thef president of the
United States. "The Boers,", said he,
"can see easily that the president can
do nothing to stop the war, even if
he were so disposed. But we wijl ap
peal to congress for an expression of
DEEP PROBING PROMISED.
Interstate tforamerce Commission Will In
vestigate Every I'hase of Recent
. Chicago, Jan, 4. At its meeting
next Wednesday the interstate com
merce commission will take action
against the Northern Securities com
pany and'investigate the alleged com
bination of the Great Northern,
Northern Pacific and Burlington rail
wajs. The commission will try to
probe into the entire matter of "com
munity of interest" between great
railway systems, but the specific in
vestigation will be-aimed at the
Northwestern railways. Many wit
nesses, among them many railway
promoters and owners, have been
summoned. All the western railway
magnates have been subpoenaed, and
after the invest igatiu in, Chicago
hasvbeen concluded, the commission
w ill resume its hen rings, in New York,
and call before it the promoters and
financiers of Wall street. It is un
derstood there is to be a general and
determjned 'fight all along the line.
ALICE ROOSEVELT'S DEBUT.
The Eldest Iaus!iter of the President
Presented to Wasliinjton Society Last
Xlsjht at a Hall in Her Honor.
Washington, Jan. 4. Miss Alice
Roosevelt, 1he eldest daughter of
President and Mrs. Roosevelt, was
formally presented to Washington
society last night al a ball given in
her honor at the white house. About
500 guests in all were, present, many
of whom either were connections of
the Roosevelt family or well known
society people living outside.of Wash
ington. Miss Roosevelt is the first
white house debutante since 1S73,
when Miss Nellie Grant, the daughter
of President and Mrs. Grant, was pre
sented to society at a ball which was
the gayest social event of the dec
ade. AVas Kenton's Grandson.
London, Jan. 4. A verdict of sui'
cide was returned by a coroner's jury
in the case of Baroir" Charles Cauldre
Boulle.au, who was found shot in a
railroad carriage at Loughborough
Junction, Sunday. His father was
consul general to Washington in an
early day and married a daughter of
Thomas II. Benton.
Miss Roosevelt Will Christen It.
Washington, Jan. 4. Miss Alice
Roosevelt, oldest daughter of Presi
dent Roosevelt, will christen the Ger
man kaiser's new yacht, now building
at Staten Island, N. Y. The kaiser's
invitation to Miss Roosevelt was ex
tended through the German ambas
sador to the United States.
Will Pension Old Kmnlojres.
Cleveland, O., Jan. l.The American
Steel and Wire company has posted
notices in all its works making effec
tive on January 1, 1002, a pension
department which provides for the
pensioning of all old and faithful em
ployes, in accordance -with their
terms of "service.
Distribution of Fish.
Washington, Jan. 4. An increase
of over 9,000,000 in the fish 'and fish
eggs distributed by the government
throughout the country and a marked
decline in lobster fishing are shown
in the annual report of United States
Commissioner of Fisheries Bowers for
the last fiscal year.
Morgan's Bmploycs Get S25O.O0O.
New Yojk, Jan. 4. Employes in the
office of J. P. Morgan & Co. were made
supremely happy by the record-breaking
act of generosity of Mr. Morgan.
Every man in his employ received a
New Year's gift of exactly 100 per
cent, of his salary, aggregating $250,
000. "Eloped with Two Women.
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 4. Edward
Logsdon, a traveling salesman whose
home 'is in Macomb, 111., is under ar
rest here with Mrs. Ellen Willis and
her 19-year-old daughter. The trio
are charged by Log'sdon's wife with
eloping and other serious oitertses
lle ngr Overrun by Nejjro Emigrants.
Guthrie, Ok., Jan. 4. The Creek
nation is being overrun by negro emi
grants from the southern states who
come expecting to find free land.
A party of 83 more arrived Thursday
from Texas. Gov. Porter, of the
Creeks, has been called upon by his
people to put a check tothe influx.
Sampson Sightly Improved.
Washington, Jan. 4. Tbe condition
of Rear Admiral Sam won Friday
showed improvement. I7e took a
short walk Cud g'uve ci4'i-"Vxtf vu
joying the exercise. .
THE OLD YEAR GONE.
Dr. Tahnage Speaks of the Arrival
of the New.
Words of Encouragement to All' the
Timid and Donbting-Jannary
in HistoryA Time of
Copyright, 1P01,. by I.cuis Klopscb, N. Y.
In this, Dr. Talmage's first dis
course for the new year, he speaks
words of encouragement to all the
timid and doubting'. The text is Exo
dus 12:2: "This month shall be unto
you .the beginning of months; it shall
be the first month of the year to
The last month of the old year has
passed out of sight, and the first
month of the new year has arrived.
The midnight gate last Wednesday
opened, and January entered. She
deserves a better name, for she is
ca.lled after Janus, the heathen deity,
who, they supposed, presided over
doors, and so might- be expected to
preside at the opening of the year.
This month was of old called the wolf
month because, through the severity
of its weather, the hungry wolves
came down seeking food and devour
ing human life. In the missals of the
middle ages January was represented
as attired in white, suggestive of the
snow, and blowing" the fingers, as
though suffering from the cold, and
having a bundle of wood under the
arm, s-uggestive of the warmth that
must be kindled.
Yes, January -is the open door of
the year, and through that door will
come what long processions, some of
them bearing palm leaves and some
myrtle,- others with garlands of
wheat and others with cypress and
mistletoe. They are coming, 'and
nothing can keep them back the
events of a twelvemonth. It will, I
think, be one of the greatest years of
all time. It Iwill abound with bless
ing and disaster. National and inter
national controversies of momentous
import will be settled. Year of cor
onation and dethronement, year that
wilj settle Cuban and Porto Rican and
Philippine and South African and Chi
nese destinies. The tamest jear for
many a decade past has dug its mil
lions of graves and reared its millions
of marriage altars.
We can expect greater events in
this year than ever before, for the
world's population has so vastly in
creased there are so many more than
in any other year to laugh aud weep
and triumph and perish. The
mightier wheels of mechanism have
such wider sweep. The fires are
kindled in furnaces not seven times
but 70 times heated. The velocities
whirling through the air and sailing
the seas and tunneling the moun
tains will make unprecedented dem
onstration. Would to God that be
fore the now-opening year lias closed
the earth might cease to tremble
with the last cannonade and the
heavens cease to be lighted up with
any more conflagration of home
steads and the foundries that make
swords be turned -kito blacksmith
shops for making plowshares.
The front door of a stupendous
year has opened. Before man' of you
there will be 12 months of oppor
tunity for making- the world better
or worse, happier or more miserable
Let us pray tnat it may be a year
that will indicate the speedy redemp
tion of the hemisphere... Would to
God that this might be the year in
which the three great instruments
now chiefly used for secular purposes
might be put to their mightiest-use
in the world's evangelization the
telegraph, the telephone, the phono
graph! Electricity has such potent
tongue, such strong arm, such swift
wing, such lightning foot, that it oc
curs to me that it may be the angel
that St. John saw and heard in apoc
alyptic vision when he started back
and cried out: "I saw another angel
fiing in the midst of Heaven having
the everlasting Gospel to preach un
to them that dwell on the earth and
to' every nation and kindred and
tongife and people." They were
tongues of fire that sat on the heads
of the disciples at the Pentecost, and
why not the world called to God by
tongue of electric fire? Prepare your
batteries and make ready to put up
on the wires the world wide message
of "whosoever will."
Furthermore, this month of" Janu
ary has the greatest height and depth
of cold. The rivers are bounded in
crystal chains. The fountain's that
made highest leap in the summer
parks now- toss not one jet, for every
drop would be a frozen tear. The
sleds craunch through the hard snow.
Warmest attire the wardrobe can af
ford is put on that we may defend
ourselves against the fury of the ele
ments. Hardest of all the months
for the poor, let it be the season of
greatest generosity on the part of
the prosperous. How much a scuttle
of coal or a pair of shoes or a'coat
or a shawl may do in assuagement of
suffering between, the first of Janu-
ary and the first of February God
only knows. Seated by our warm
registers or wrapped in furs"which
make us -independent of the cutting
January blast,. let us not forget the
fireless January blast, let us not for
get the fireless. hearth and the thin
garments and Jhe hacking-cough and
the -rheumatic twinge of those who
through destitution find life in win
ter an agony.
Oh, the might of tke cold! Tfce arc
tic and antarctic invading the temper
atte zone! The victories. of he frost
as when the Thames in 1205 became
HLrm as any bridge and the inhabitants
crossed" and recrossed on the ice and
booths and places of temporary amuse
went were built 90 tbe hardened gur.
face; as whea manj- years ago New I
York harbor was paved with ice so
that the people passed on fopt to the
adjoining islands. But the full story
of the cold will never beknown. The
lips 'which would have told it were
frozen and the fingers that would have
written it were benumbed. Only here
and there a fact appears. In 1691 the
cold was so terrific that the wolves en
tered Vienna. In 146S it was so cold
that wine was cut with hatchets and
distributed among the soldiers. In
1234 a whole forest was killed by the
cold at Ravenna. In 763 the Black sea
was frozen over. As we go further
back the frosts are mightier, but as we
come further down the frosts lessen.
The worst severities have been halted,
and the snows have lost their depths,
and the thermometers announce less
terrific falls of temperature, and the
time will come when the year will be
one long summer of foliage and bloom.
While, the world's moral condition will
be reformed, the worst climates will
be corrected. You could not have a
millenium with a January blast pos
sible. Behold, also, as it is possible in no
other month of the year, the wondrous
anatomy of the trees in January, the
leaves of the last year all gone and
not so much as a bud of a new botan
ical wardrobe appearing, the trees
standing with arms stretched toward
heaven, one of the greatest evidences
of the wisdom and the power of the
Creator. The leaves appear only once
and then die, but these great arms are
stretched up toward heaven in silent
prayer for scores of years, now mailed
with ice, now robed in snow or bowing
to the God of the tempests as He
passes in the midnight hurricane. In
.July the trees stand glorifying the
earth; .in January they stand defying
the winter. Under the same tree the
child plajs with his toy and, growing
up to manhood, sits under it in senti
mental or philosophical mood and, hav
ing passed on to old age, rests himself
under its shade. In these Januarj- days
the trees seem to say: "The leaves that
rustled their .music in the last summer
are dead and gone, but the leaves that
will adorn this uncovered brow and
these bare arms shall have .as much
beauty and glory as their predecessors.
Only wait. There are beautiful and
lovelj- things to come in my tree life,
as there are beautiful and lovely things
to come in your life, O human specta
tor." Oh, the tree! Only the Almighty
and the Infinite could have made one.
Gothic architecture was suggested by
it. But for the arch of its bough and
the pointing of its branches the St
Chape lie of Paris and other specimens
of Gothic arch would never have been
lifted. No wonder the world has taken
from it many styles of suggestiveness
the laurel for the victor, the willow
for the sorrowing, the aspen for the
trembling, the cypress for the burial!
But, unlike ourselves, they cannot
change their place and so stand watch
ing all that passes. Some of them are
solemn monuments of the centuries.
Thank God for trees, their beauty,
their shelter, their interlacingbranches
not only for the trees in June time
coronation, but in January privation of
everything but graceful structure! Let
the iconoclastic ax not be lifted against
them. "Woodman spare that tree."
Behold also in this January month
the increasing daylight. Last month
the sun went down at 4:30, but in this
month the days are getting longer. The
sunrise and the sunset are farther
apart. Sunlight instead of artificial
j light, and there is for our dear old bat
tered earth growing light. "The day-
spring from on high hath visited us."
We shall have more light for the home,
more light for the church, more light
for the nation, more light for the world
light of intelligence, light of comf ort ',
light of rescue, light of evangelization,
light from the face of God, light from
the throne. But, you say, the light in
creases so slow!-, each day of this Jan
uary only one minute longer than its
predecessor, the sun setting the first
day of January at four o'clock and 43'
minutes, the sun setting the second day
of January at . four o'clock and 44 min
utes, the third day of this month the
sun setting at four o'clock and 45 min
utes, the fourth day of January the
sun setting" at four o'clock and 46 min
utes. This evening.it will set at four
o'clock and 47 minutes. The' day en
larges very little, and the reign of sun
light is not much increased, but do not
despise the minute of increasing light
each day of this January, and do not
despise the fact that more light is
coming for the church and the world,
though it come slowly. As we are now
in this season gradually going toward
the longest day of next summer, so our
world is moving forward toward the
long day of emancipation and Christly
dpminion. It may now in the state
and the church and" the world be Januarj-
cold, but we are on the way to
July harvests and -September or
chards. Do not read your almanac backward.
Do not go out and ask the trees hung
with icicles by January storm whether
they will ever again blossom in May
and leaf in 'June. We are moving to
ward the world's redemption. The
frozen tears will melt, the river of
gladness will resume its flow, the. cro
cus will-come up at the edge of the
snowbank, the morning star will open
the door for the daj and the armies of
the world will "ground arms" all
around the world. The January of
frosi will be abolished,, andthe balm
and radiance of a divine atmosphere
will fill th,e nations. If you do not
see it and hear jt for yourself , I think
at the utmost your grandchildren will
see and hear it. The heavens will take
part in the conflict between righteous
ness and sin, and that will settle it,
and settle it aright, and settle it for
ever. ' -But January, like all the other
Ynontbs of the year, has had its sad
nesses and its' disasters. During the
month died Linnaeus, the botanist of
Sweden and the world, who called the
ro;l.of the flowers aod shrubs and treesf
putting- them into companies and call-
inc them by their names, his beautiful
s tatue standing in a park at Stockholm,
a rose in bronze held in his right hand.
During this month expired Francis Ba
con, and Garrick, and Galilei, and Louis
VI., and William Pitt, and Francis Jef
frey of the immortal pen, and Disraeli .
the first, and Edward Everett, and
Bruce, and Catiline. In this month died
Peter the Great, the man of whom it
was written: "He gave a polish to his
people and was himself a savage. He
taught them the art of warfare, of
which he himself was ignorant. From
the sight of a small boat on the river
Moskwa he .erected a powerful fleet, '
making himself an expert and active
shipwright, sailor, pilot and command
er. He changed the manners, customs
and laws of the Risians and livesn
their memory as the father of his coun
try." But I cannot read the epitaphs of one
out of a hundred illustrious graves in
this first month of the year. Many of
those well known gained half their re
nown and did half their work through ,
the help of those of whom we know
little or nothing. Lord Herschel is
known all the world over and will be
known "through all time, but little is
said of her who was born this first
month of the year and without whose
help he never could have been what he
was his sister, Caroline Lucretia Au
gusta. She helped him hunt the worlds.
She repaired and adjuate his tele
scopes. She ciphered out his astronom- .
ical problems. She was his. amanuen
sis. She planned for him his work'.
She discovered seven comets and made
"A Catalogue of Nebulae ami Star
Clusters." The month of January in- -troduced
her to the observatories, but
she has never been properly introduced
to the world.
According to my text, "This month
shall be unto you the beginning of
months; it shall be the first month of
the year to you." Through it make
preparation for the other 11 months.
What you are in January you will
probably be in all the other months
of the year. Prepare for them neither
by the apprehension nor too sanguine
anticipation. Apprehension of mis
fortune will only deplete yous body
and gloom your soul and unfit you for
any trouble that may come. On the,,
other hand, if you expect too much, dis
appointment will be yours. Cultivate
faith in God and the feeling that He
will do for you'that which is best, and
you will be ready for either sunshine
or shadow. Theother 11 months of
the year 1902 will not all be made up
of gladness or of grief. "The cup that
is all made up of sweetness is insipid.
. Between these just opened gates of
the year and the closing of those gates
there will be many times when you will
want God. You will have questions to
decide which will need supernatural
impulse. There may be illnesses of the
body or perplexities of mind or spir
itual exhaustions to be. healed and
comforted and strengthened. During
the remaining 26 days of this month
lay in a supply of faith and .hope and
courage for all the days of the 11
months. STart right and you will be
apt to keep right. Before the ship cap
tain gets out of the New York Narrows
he will make up his mind what sea
route he will take. While you are in
the Narrows of this month make up
jour mind which way you will sail
and unroll your chart and set your
'compass and have the lifeboats well
placed on the davits and.be ready for
smooth voyage all the way across or
the snvoop of a Caribbean whirlwind.
Rev. Solomon Spaulding was for
some time in poor health, and to while
away the time he wrote a preposterous
religious romance. One Joseph Smith
somehow got-hold of that book before
it was printed and published it as a rev
elation of Heaven, calling it the VBook
of Mormon," and from that publica
tion came Mormonism,- the monster
abomination of the earth. Rev. Solo
mon Spaulding might have been better
engaged than writing "that book of
falsehoods. However much time we
have, we have never time to do wrong.
Harness January for usefulness, and it
will take the, following months in its
train. Oh, how much you may do for
God between now and the 31st of next
December! The beautiful "weeping
willow" tree was introduced by Alex
ander Pope into England from a twig
which 'the poet found in a Turkish,
basket of figs. He planted that twig,
and from it came all the weeping wil
lows of England and America; and
your smallest planting of goodmay un
der God become an influence conti
nental and international.
Now that the train of months has
started, let it pass, January followed
by February, with longer" days, and
March, with its fierce winds; and April,
with its sudden showers; and May,
with its blossoming' orchards; - and
June, with its carnival of flowers; and
July, with its harvests; and August,
with its sweltering heats; and Septem
ber, with its drifting leaves; and Oc
tober, with its frosts; and" November,
with its Thanksgiving scenes; and De
cember, with its Christian hilarities.
March cn, O battalion of the months,"'
in the regiments of the years and the
brigaces of the centuries! March on
and join the months and years and
centuries already passed until all the
rivers of time have emptied into the
ocean of eternity, but none of all the
best ought to "render higher thanks to
God or take larger comfort 5r make
more magnificent resolve than this, the
first month of the new year.
' But what fieet foot hath the months
and years! People lightly talk about
how they kill'time. Alas, it dies soon
enough without killing. And the
longer we live the swifter it goes. Wil
liam C. Bryant said an. old friend of his
declared that the going of time is like
the drumming . of the partridge or muf
fled grouse in the woods, falling slow
and distinct at first and then following
each other more and more rapidly till
they end at last ia a whirring sound.
But Dr. Young, speaking of the value
of time, startUngly exclaimed; "Ask