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1?/ CHARLES T.
The Most Prccious Text,
John iii, 16?Delivered In
the Brooklyn Tabemacle.
Text. "For God to loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whoaoevcr beheveth in him should
not perish. but have everlashng iife"
(John iii, 16).
Ooo OOQ? ? ??
brooklyn. N. ?.. Aprll 23.?Paator
t'luiries T. Russell. preaehlng today ln
tbe Urooklyu Tabernacle, aald:
The tlrst tbought couueeteU with
this text. dear frlends, ls tbe peculiar
ity of the fact that the God of all
grace, the Aluitgbty. tbe All-Wlae, the
All-Just, should have love for the
world of mauktud. It would surprlae
uotie of us if the Apostie had written
that God greatly loved the holy angels
and that be would do any and every
thlng for their protection and blesstng
We would have said, "lt is Just Uke
him. Of course he would do so. They
have always been loyal, always been
true. They are noble lmagea of him?
self in character." If the statement
had even been that God so loved his
taints that, blemisbed by the lmper
fectlona of the neeh, he had accepted
them through the merlts of Jesus' sae
riflce and counted them as perfect and
entlre ln him, this would have caused
greater surprlae than God'a love for
the angels. And yet we would have
said. "Yea, It is Just like our beavenly
Father to be abundantly gracioua and
to remember the slus and lniqultiea noj
more against those who have fully j
turned to righteouaneas and by faith'
have been covered by their Redeera- i
er's Robe of Perfecflon."
"Condemnad Sin In the Flaah."
If our text were the only one of
Scripture to tbe contrary (but It is I
not). it would be an utter refutatlon j
to the blaspbemoua doctrlne of eternai j
torment aa the Divine purpose toward
manklnd. The thought that God cre
ated our race with the foreknowledge
and prearrangement that the over
whelmlng majority (all except the
saintly "elect") must spend an eternlty
of bopeless torture, Is thoroughly out
of accord with reaaon, as well as con
tradlctory to our text, "God so loved
the world." Doea love plan torturel
Doea loving provlslon not lnoply wls
dom ln the use of power, that the crea
ture may not be lnjured, if he shall
not be beneflted by the program? Is
It conceivable that he who comniands
ua to love our enemles and to observe
toward them the Golden Rule would
htmaelf ignore that Rule and injure.
not merely hia enemles. but alao the
ignorant, the superetltlous. the great
massea of manklnd?of whom the
Apostie declares. "The God of this
world hath bllnded their mlnds?" (II
'orinthians Iv, 4.)
Let ua have done with auch night -
marea. such 'doctrlnea of demona," as
the Apostie stylea them. Let ua begin
to know our Creator. our beavenly Fa
ther. for auch knowledge ls a atep to?
ward love for him, and hence toward
life eternai for ourselvea. It waa our
dear Redeemer who aald. "This la life
eternai, that they might know thee. th*
<>nly true God. and Jeeua Chrlat, whom
thou hast sent" (John xvll. 3). Not
only tbe world perlahea because of
lack of true knowledge of the Creator.
but many of God'a people are almllar
ly hindered. Aa the Scrlpturea declare.
"My people are destroyed for lack of
knowledge" (Hosea iv, 0).
It abould be underatood by all that
<iod'a Love for manklnd, aa well ?n
Dlvlne Justlce and Wladoni, prepared
man'a penalty?"The wagea of aln is
death" (Roruana vl. 23). It la ln full
barmony with thia that w? know
when the Lord drove our flrat parents
out of the Gurdeu of Eden and nlaced
the cherublm wlta flaiulna; sword to
preveut their retuxn thither. It was a
merclful provlsion, because liad they
contlnued to have access to the trees
of life and thus to contlnmsl exlstence,
It would have uieant everl.-tstlng life
for slnners. And to give mtummt eter
nal life and to perpetunte a condltlon
of sln, rehelllon, anarchy, ln the unl
verse to all eterulty would have been
dlscredltable to the Dlvloa Character
and Government, as well aa lnjurious
to his creatures. Gou a detatmlnatiou.
therefore, from the very beglnnlug
waa that he would have a clean unl
verae. and hence the law, 4TCLe aoul
that alnneth. It shall dle"?alaw which
ultlmately must prevail aa respects the
fallen angels and Satan, aa well as ln
*espect to manklnd.
Thus we have the aaaurance that ul
.lniately nothing shall mar the har
mony of the unlverae. What the Scrlp
tures polnt out respecting the future
will prove true. "And every ereature
which ls lu heaven. aud on the eartb.
and such ns nre ln the sea, and all that
are in them. heard I saylng, Bleaslng.
and honor, and glory, and power, be
unto him that sltteth upou the throne,
and unto the Lamb for ever and ever"
(Itevelatlon v. 13). Thus the time will
come when sln and all who love sln
will be desttoyed and when. aa a eou
sequence. the Scrtptures assure us.
"There shall t>e no more death. nelther
sorrow, nor crylng, neitber shall there
be any more paln; for the former
tblngs are passed away. Aud be that
sat upon the throne said. Behold. 1 tnake
all tblngs new" (Revelatlou xxi, 4, &>.
"That He Gava His Son."
God's love for slnners, as we have
aeen, waa so great that he would not
alloio them to have everlasUng life, be
cause that would mean to them ever
lastlng lmperfectlon and sorrow, etc.
But our text tells us of a atlll further
step that the Lord took?and hence
abows a atlll further love.
"He gave his only begotten Son."
How? When? Where? What forr
We anawer. He dld not glve his only
begotten Son to suffer eternal tormeut
for us. Tbank God. No! Yet. If eter
nal torment had been the slnner's pen
alty, God's Son could not have been
their Redeemer, except by paylng that
awful price. As we have aeen. how?
ever, the penalty was not that' but a
death penalty-"The soui that slnnetb
,t shall die" (Kzeklel xviil, 4); "Dylng
thou ahalt dle," "The wages of sln Is
death." God gave his only begotten
Son to dle for our alns that he mlght
brlng us back to God. Our Lord'a
death on Calvary was the sufflclent
price for the slns of the wbole world
although he dld not apply that price
directly to the world, but to bellevera
of this present time; and, lndlrectly,
tbrongh the cousecrated bellevera the
Brlde of Cbrlst, It will be applled to
maaklnd ln jreneral. thua permlttln*
the Church claoa to "flii up that which
waa behlnd of the affllctlona of Cbrlst "
and to share with him ln the aeallug
of the New Covenant for Ismel and
through Isruel for the world. "Behold
the days come. salth the l^ord. tiiat i
will make a New Coveuant with tbe
house of Israel. and with tbe bouao
of Judub" (Jeremlah xxxi, 81)
Ltft th? Heavenly Glory.
Nor ahould we understand that Oeji
compelled his only begotten Son to dio
for us. but rather. as the Scrlptures
baform us. he set before him a great
prlze. bo that Jeaus counted !t all Joy
to lny down his life that he might l>e
the heavenly Hrldegroom to tbe C'hureb
and be the Medlator ef the New Qoie
nant for lsrael ;md the world of man?
klnd. How wlse. bow Just. are God'a
nrrungoments! Though he possesses
all power. yet be would not infract the
rlgbta or Iibertlea of even the most
humble of his creaturea. much less the
rigbts of his only begotten Son. our
The Sciiptures iuform us tbat lt was
ln accord with the Father's arrange
inent and the glvlng of his Son that he
made to him the proposltlon to become
man's Redeemer and uplifter and tbe
Head of the Church. to recelve glory.
honor and" immortality. It was ln
view of this proposition as a whole
that we read of our Lord that he, "For
tbe Joy that was set before him, en
dured the eross. desplslng the shame.
and Is set down at the right hand of
God" (Hebrews xxl, 2). Again, "Who
gave himself a ransom for all, to be
tcstlfied In due time" (I Ttmothy li,
6). He left the heavenly glory and
took upon him the buman nature and.
as the man Chrlst Jesus. gave himself
as the Ransom for all.
Whosoever Believeth ln Him.
God'a love is not only large and
brond. but It Is also deep and wide. In
blesslug manklnd he proposes the lar
gest blessing |H>ssible ln tbe wlsest man
ner. He will uot JusUfy the heatben
ln their lgnorauee nor Justify willful
rebela. He limits his favor by two
First?The blesoing through his Son
ahall go only to those who Intelligently
? know of it and by faitb accept it.
Seeond.?It shall be available only to
those who deslre to come into har
mony with IMvlne lawa as ohedlent
This presents a dlffleulty to our
mlnds untl! we come to understand
what the t-crlpturea call the DlvJne
Plan of tbe Agea. Until we under
j stand that 1'lan, we are lnellned to
j flnd fault with tbe Dlvlne nrrangement
j and with ourselves and with fellow
Chriatlans and generally to be uucom
fortable and dlsappointed lu proportion
to the largeneas of our hearts and our
interests iu God's character and In
humauity. We flnd fault with our
aelvea and others that the world has
not long ago been evangellzed and
made aequalntcd with God. We fault
God that he is allowing the heatben to
go down Into death at tbe rate of nlne
ty thouaand r>er day. with no knowl?
edge of the "ouly name under heaven
whereby we must be saved." We
aqulrm and twlat in our reasoniugs in
tryiug to Justify this eourse and are
?tlll further barassed by tbe borrible
nlghtmare of eternai tonnent, whleb
teaches that the heatben not only do
not get eternai life ln glory. but that
they do get eternai life in inisery.
Alas. bow true are the Lord's word
through the Prophot. "Your covcnant
with death ahall be dlsaunulled. and
your tgreeineut with the grave shall
not stand. From the time that It
goethforth it shall take you; for morn
ing by mornlng shall It pass over, by
day and by night; and It shall be a
vexatlon only to understand the doc
trine" (Isalah xxvili, IS, 19).
The Plan of th? Agea.
The key to the wbole Mystery Is
lhat God first selects from amon^st
manklnd a spectal class of those able
and wllling to exerclse falth In him,
to recelve tbe Bplrlt of Chrlst, and to
demonstrate their loyalty by walklng
ln his steps. These, he tella us, he ls
cnlllug out of the world by what the
world ealls the foollsbueas of preath
ing. These he ls testlng as reapects
their falth and loyalty and uslng the
trlala and opposltlons of this present
time as chlsellng processes and burrs
to abape aud pollsb and prepare tb?
precloua stonea for their jrlorloua set
tlng ln the heavenly Kingdom. There
are not many of these altogether.
"Fear uot, little flock; for it ls the Fa
ther'a good pleasure to glve you the
Kingdom" (Luke xll, 32). They are
belng selected out of all deuomlna
tlons, klndreds and tongues, aud
amongst them are uot many great,
wiae, noble or rich. They are ehlefly
the poor of this world, rich ln falth,
helrs of the Kingdom.
This "little flock" of "aalnts," this
"royal priesthood," with Chrlst their
Redeemer. their Lord, their Brlde
groom. their Head, their Chlef Prlest,
are to constltute the Klngs, Prlests,
Judges, Rulers of the world of man?
klnd. Then ln the age to follow this
one, ia the Millennlum, God's time
shall come for dealing with manklnd
aa a whole. In co-operatlon with the
Kingdom work will be the blndlng of
Satan aud every evll iufluence amongst
oien, and tbe lettlng loose of every
good lnfluence and every helpful truth.
Thus tbe Ught of the knowledge of the
glory of God shall fill tbe wbole eartb,
aa tbe waters cover the great deep.
Tbla ls God'a provislon for tbe world
of manklnd, wboui he so loved. Not
merely for the salnts, who already
have tbe hearlng ear, the seelng eye,
and the appreclatlve heart, ls God's
loving provislon, but for poor, de
graded bumanlty, which, through cen
turles of sln, has almost entlrely lost
the lmage and likenesa of its Creator.
The promLse for these ls that they
shaU be prlvileged by resurrectlon
proeesses to return to full harmony
with the Lord and to repossess the
blessbuga and favors lost by Father
Adam when he slnned-blesslngs and
prl\lleges redeemed for Adam's race
through the merlts of our dear Re
deemer'a aacrltice at Calvary.
Who will say that this Dlvine Plan
outllned ln the Blble. does not contaln
the very eesenee of Dlvine wlsdom and
loving provislon best adapted to the
needs of our race? Bellef ln the Ix>rd
Jesus, aeeeptanee of hltu. obedlcmee to
the Dlvine law. will thus be the con
dltlons upon which manklnd may be
recovered. Would any other condl-1
tlons be safe or Just or proper? Ia I
there any other way of arranglng these '
condltlous which God's wlsdom and
Justlee provlded and wblch his grace
Deliaver* Might Not Parish.
Notlce how the varioua features of
our t?xt lntertucsb wilh each other,
llke thecocajtrid pluiona of a weil flt-.
ted tuachine! I.et us get rld of - the>
wrong thought that so long has be
fogged our reason and rohbed out
hearts of the proper reverence for our
Creator! I.et ua get rid of the thought
that "prri.th" tuenns to prcscne In eter?
nai torture. tbus eonfuslng the mlixls
of the Lord's jH'ople aud the world to
the true teaebiugs of the Scrlpturee.
Perlshlng, of ecurse. meaus perishing
?to lose life, to become extlnet. Man.
orlglually made iu God's image. W9M
prepared for eternai life; that eternity
wa? to l>e bls destluy. Uut sla for
frlted those life rlghts. He couie ua
der u senteuee ef death?that he should
periek Hke Um brute beasts. Heuce,
hia en!y h<?pe of a future life is iu tbe
Redeemer and the re.surrectlou whieb
bls eaertfloe has secured.
Mt.n a iulelligeuee and blgher orguu
l.sm eould avall him only ou eondiiiou
that the.v would be used ln huriuony
wlth his MaUer's reasouable and just
requlroiuents. Otbcrwiso he must dio
the death. as belng even less worthy
of proloiiged exlsteuee than the brute.
Nete how our text p?>int.s out that God
MD that in the raee of Adani there
we-uhl be niauy who, if they under
stood the llght and the Truth and had
it iu eontrast with the wrong, would
be glad to reluru to harmony wllb God
?glad to aeeept of Cbrlst and Restltu
tiou prlvileges and blessings. and to
eome into full accord with tbe Al
mlghty and with Jesus, and to have
back agalu the llfe-rights forfelted
by father Adum. Henee God's nro
vlslon for the raee as a whole? that they
might not pcrish as the brute beast, but
attain to eternai life agaln, attaiu to
a!I that was lost In Adam. all that waa
redeemed by Jesus Cbrlst our Lord?
eternai life. fellowshlp with God the
Kather and the Son and communiou
with the boly Splrit.
"God movca In a mysterlous way
His wonders to perform."
These words of the poet are wonder
fully tnie! Truth is, lndeed, stranger
than flction! The Dlvine Plap for hu
man salvation is hlgher and deeper,
longer and broader than any of ua
dreamcd of! Yet It ls most exact; notb
Ing about lt ls slip-shod or irregular.
While the blessed prlvllegea of reeon.
clliation will be gianted all of Adam'a
raee, they will be forced upon none.
BUsaing and Cursing, Life and Death.
All who. after belng brought to a
knowledge of the Truth, perslst iu lov?
ing falsebood shall be aceounted as
chlldreu of Satan, who have wlllfully
adopted his splrit of enmlty toward
truth and rlghteousness. The end of
sueh. as the Serlptures declare. is de
struetion. As the messengers aud fop
lowers of Satan they, wjth him. and
with tho fallen angels, shall be utterly
destroyed (Aets Iii, 123).
The test before manklnd is uot along
llnesof eternai tormentoreternal Joy,but
: between eternai llft? and eternai death.
! Tbus tho Apostie states it. -The wagrs
1 of sin ls dcuth; but the glft of God Is
; eternnl life. through Jesus Chrlst our
. Lord" (Ilomaus vl. 23?. We eannot
ehae.ge these lUvlue arraugemeuta. If
: we would. We ought not to wish to
ehango them. if we eould. It Is for us
not to aeak to liave our wills done In
' heaven and earth. but rather to learn
! of tbe liupcrfoetlon of our judgment
| and to proy to the Father, "Thy wllj
oe done on earth, as It Is dnuu ln
heaven." nssured that when the glorl
j ous ronsuuimatlon Is nttained it will
| slgnlfy tbe hlgbest posstble blessing
for every rreature?eternai life. eternai
Joy. fur all In harmony with God. and
death eternnl. "everlasting deatruo
tlon" for all The enemles of God.
By EDWIN A. NYB.
[Copyrtcht. 1909. by American Prtu Aaao
WHEN YOU ARX DEAD.
An lnsurance pollcy ln a good corn
pany ls a mlgbty bandy thing to hava
ln the housc at your funeral.
It brlngs money to your family at
tbe time when the family needa money
more than at any other tlrae.
Life lusuruutre la the greatest and
most beuelh-ent form of co-operatlou
the world has kuown. It dlstluctly
carries out the Scrlptural lnjuuction,
"Bear ye one another's burdens."
It ls an organlzed effort toward the
abolltlon of poverty.
If you deserted your family whlle
allve. what would the law do to you?
Put you ln Jalh
Doea death, whlcb relieves you of le
gal reaponsiblllty, relleve you of the
moral respouslbility to your family?
If you rau away from your wlfe and'
children and left them unprovlded for
the nelghbors would call you a rascaL I
They would not ca!l you a rascal lf i
you should dle wlthout provldlug for
your family, but your memory would
suffer. The nelghbors would say you
had been neglectful, to say the leaat
And your wlfe and children?bow
wlU they think of you?
When you dle, my frlend, there will'
be weeplng ln your bouse and sadness. I
Whether you be rich or poor, wlse or '
neglectful, there will be a great aense ;
of bereavement. I
You have the chance whlle Ilvlng to
provlde for that day of mournlng, to'
take away the anxlety about money I
for expenses aud the worry because of
the future yoars.
And the meinory of you shall be
Life lnsurance ls not charlty.
It ls more than charlty, better than
charlty, because it saves to Its bene
nclarles their self respect and lnde
The money lt brlngs to the family
belongs to the family. It ls thelrs. It
was lntended for them.
You have reached out a helptng hand
from your very grave?a hand to blesa
and sustaln your own whom you have
loved aud lost awhile.
And the money you have provided la
"Hu gives twlce who glves qulckly."
When you are dead, my frleud, you
will no longer be able to sbleld your
wlfe from tbe rougb coruers of tbe
world or to help your boy to an edu
catlon or to save your daughter from
hardshlps and temptatlons. '
Coming Near It.
First Hobo?Gee! I'm glad my
clothes tore as easy as they dld when
that dog grahhed me! I bet he woulu
aay tblngs If he could talk.
Secoud Hobo?Well. to Judge by bls
Dresent acts. be ls cbewlng the raj
"Sbe ls an nctress."
"Ia she really-?'
"What makea her do ltt~
By MARTtiA aTCtLLOCII
Copyaixbted. 1909, by Aasoclatad
"You may come along if vou want
to, but I should think you'd hate to
be alwaya tagglng." Berta said. with a
amall. lusoleut laugh. Berta wa?5 a
beauty aud a belle. I.lnda. her sister.
older by two years, waa nelther.
According to the countryside. Lluda
waa even ujrly.
People who were all for roses and
dlruples aud sunshlny smiles saw no
beauty In Miul l's ollve complexlou, her
sevcrely classk- profiie and the 'sllrn
flgure. whh -li they called thln.
BtM dld uot smlle much, nnd ahe
lausjhed so rnrely In publlc that gossip
said she dld ,u?t know how. Before
sli<> was sixteeu she had been set down
ns n predestined spltister.
It waa fur otherwlse wlth-Bertn. who
wns a daaaaak rose embodled in ador
able ttesh and blood. Lluda at twenty
one had never had a beau. Berta's
eoaqaeata coaOd not be reekoned upon
all her fiti'-rers.
At first Berta Hked to have Llnda go
out with lur. rtndlng ln her dark pallor
n tine foll for her own charms. But
after awkflc sbe grew ln a strunge.
awaccoaataoia way resentful of Llnda!
It scenu-d :i rctlectlon 011 the family
that Its eldcr daughter was so uearly
a aocftal dpber. At least that waa
what Berta told berself. Rverybody
feels the soverelgn need for a good
excuse to justlfy an unklnd actlon.
Not for worlds would ahe have ad
mltted to herself her feeltng really had
I Its origln in certalu pralses of Lindu
j spokeu by u rnau when she herself had
I resolved to ninrry.
Alston Wnde was the man. He was
, the catch of the county. He llved
: twenty tulles away and had not known
( the Loe glrls untll slx mouths before.
1 Theu they had inet at the county falr.
aud after that they had not been able
to go any where wlthout flndlng him
there. Not that they objected. Wade
wus tbe klud of man to whotu no one
could object?not even a young woman
prcdestlucd to splnsterbood.
I.lnda danced but rnrely; tbereforo
Bertu had wcll nlgh uionopoltzed Al
ston's attentlon. He had made oppor
tunltles. for all that, to talk with Lln?
da and had even been utiwise enough
to tell Llnda's sister that sbe rested
nnd cbeered blm as mlght a fresh aud
Berta lind cooed that Llnda waa
trujy the dearest old thtng. When
they were hotne agaln and for week*
thereafter she dld not spare the dear?
est old thlng oue posslble pln prick.
"You won't be lonesume. All the old
inaids ln towa ttro sure to be at the
AnsluysV s!i?. ran on as they stcppcd
Into tbe oarrlage. Sbe had beeu hop
Ing I.lndR would not go to the lawn
party. It was the first of the seaaon.
Nobody but Pcgcy Ansley would have
rlsked such a thlng thus early. even
though May had come ln aummer
"It would be better If you'd put on
a black frock. a sbort one. and a whlte
apron. Then you could help sorve
thlngs," she went on.
Llnda smllcd gruvely. "And you
copld huvc woru my eblp bat." she re
plled. with a falnt twtnkle. "I know
It's alinost as becomlug to you aa you
nre to It. But I'm gottlng to be aclflah
aa I Krmv oldcr."
"The hat dnesn't umttvr. If people
see me they never think of what I have
on." sold Bertn. "I'm not Just part of
the seencry. llke somi' people."
Llnda Ihtaaaj aBi mnde a tuotlon to
wnrd the carrlage door. alinost ns If
she would lenve It. ln a monient. h<?w
ever. she sank buck on the cushion.
snying cvenly: "Well. after all. the
sceuery has Its Baa*. Anywiiy, |'m go
Ing to have the beRt time l can. As
you say, 1 shan't be lon.-.-.. i-. I'eggj
aaya ahe's asked every U .ly In town
over slx months old."
"Yes, 1 know It'll be tbe antne aa a
Sunday school plcnlc I fully expect
to see you marcblng about looklng llke
the hend of nn orphan asylutn." Berta
commented spltefully Lluda only
smlled agaln. After n minute s!u? said
very slowly: "At least I'll escape tag
glug that wny. Aud you mustn't be
splteful If for once I have more fol
lowers than you."
Soon they rolled through the Ansley
gates ln slght of green lawns. flower
decked and soft as velvet. Knota of
people decked the turf, the women
bra ve ln llgbt sprlng garmenta and eveu
tbe ineu showlng hluts of the seasou's
anllvenlug ln their more sober attlre.
Children rau around plcklng fiowers
unhlndered or fluug them dowu to roll
ecstntlcally on tbe gruas. Berta lost
her scowl at tbe sigbt. She was u
womau for nll her hard ambitlous.
Llnda longed to gather the -toddlers
in uer arms and carry them off to fairy
land. She coutrolled herself aud walk
ed decorously among thuiu, only atop
ping uow aud then to pat a tousled
She had on a roae plnk frock, with
smothera of flue lace at tbroa't aud
wrlsts. Somehow in spite of Berta'a
taunts her spirits had riseo untll her
niood matehed her appearance.
More than one person looked after
her, half startled, aa abe passed along.
Young uien for the most part made a
rush for Berta and hung about her aa
she moved, but more than one, drop
plng out, said Inwardly, "Llnda'a near
\7 as protty this afternoon."
au unronr.eious of looks and unspo
ken thought, LInda went on to the far
ther edge. where tbe older people were
| establlshed Iu garden chalra or upon
settles. They were talklng and laugh
. lng among themselvea.
There were leaa than a doxen of
| them. all lifelong frieuds or enemlea
A little apart from them sat a whita
balred womau smlllug at the sceue
' bappily. but qulte aloof. Evidently
j ahe waa a stranger. lustlnctlvely LIn?
da sat down beslde her, aaylng. wltb
a smile. "If you would rather not talk
I'll be aa still aa a tnouse."
"But I want to talk very much," the
white huired ludy replied. "It's hard
enough to be only a looker on when
you know everybody and can see un
der the surface. I know nobody here
except the man who brought me.
Brlnging me waa a whim of his, and 1
never oross bls whlms. He knows
Mrs. Ansley-In fact. she ls a aort of
family conneetlon. And be Is comlng
back to me after awbile. I think be
has something on his mlnd that he
wants to get off."
"How delightful! I feel as if I were
sbarlng a consplracy," Llnda anawered,
with a aoft smile.
The atrange lady leaned across and
patted her hand, aaylng lmpulslvely:
"It is a consplracy, and you sball
know how It cnda after It ends. But
now tell me wbo ls who and all about
every body. I dare ask that because
from your face I know you never tell
the thlngs people would rather were
"I'm a rank lmpoator. It's all my
plnk frock." Llnda said. pretendlng to
wbisper. "In reality I'm awfully grump
and grim. I'm beginnlng to sympa
thlze with the woman who said she
was ne\ er eutlrely at peace with God
and man except when she felt entirely
"So your soul has on its piuk frock.
too," the strnnge lady said, with a
gllmitierlm: snille. Llnda nodded. "And
I am glad." sne said briefly. "1 au?
half ready to promtse rnyself never to
wear hlnek nor to feel blaek agnln.
It's such a shame when there are the
flowers and Iittle cbildren and good
frlends to make livlng worth while."
"You'H make It worth while wher
ever you go." the white halred lady
aald. with eonvietlon. "Now quit be?
lng angelle aud tum gosslp. Retuem
ber? I don't know auybody or anything
Llnda l>egan eageriy to tell the tale
of gucsts. Now aud again her llstener
nodded at h tmme, tapped ber tlngers
lu ber palm and said to berself. "1
used to know the father." or. "I enn
see the favor of the mother." Evl
dently she was soiuebody newly re
turncd to onee fumlllar grouud.
Still Llmln had uo susplclou of her
Identlty until she saw Alston Wade
comiug tjuhkly toward them. All at
onee lt llushed upon her tbut his
mother had been flfteen years away
with a daughter who had married a
foreigner and gotie to IIve nbroad.
Alston had Berta beslde him, aud
Berta was more vlvaelously beautifu!
than ever. Yet some shade fell over
her radlauee as they approuehed near
euough to see who sat beslde Mra
As soon as Alston had presented Ber?
ta to his mother Rhe said Impatlently
to Llnda: "P??ggy Ansley is buutiu^
hlgb and low for you. Run away to'
her. You kuow sbe depeuds on you to
belp her with thlngs."
"We will go together. 1 also am go
lug to belp." Alstou RahJ. taklug Llu
da's hand. "Mother, I'm sure Miss
Berta will be very. very klnd to you.
altbougb." dropplng bls volee slgoifl
cantly, "sbe eun't make up to you for
losing I.luda. beeuuse nobody can poa
sibly do that."
'Have you uinuaged to get the ques
tiou of/ youi mind. my boyV" Mra.
Wadeasked. wlt!, seeudng lirelevunce
but a meanlng smlle. And her son an
awered. with an ardeut h>ok ut Lluda
'"it's; It Ls ,,u|to f,ff my uilnd. Hut
there's nuother question. a very much
more Importaiit one. that Llnda must
aettle for me right away."
"I told her sbe ahould bear tbe end
of the eonspirney." Mrs. Wade snld
laughlng. H,.r aoq paused a aecond to
say over his sboulder. "Sbe eao't rest
coqteut wiu, 8i,up,y twarlug ? ^
cauae she berself ls tbe end."
ThoDsands Have Kidney
Trouble and Never Suspect it
How To Find Out.
Fill a bottle or common glaaa with your
water aud let n staud twcnty-four bours;
^2s. _ a bnck dust aedi
mcnt, or aettling,
striugy or milky
indicatcs an un
tion of the kid
ncys; too fre
quent desire to
- pass it or pain in
the back are also symptoms that tell you
the kidneys and bladdcr are out of ordcr
aud uccd attention
What To Do.
There ls comfort in the knowlcdge so
often expresscd, that Dr. Kilnter's
hwump-Root, the great kidney remedy
fulfills almost every wish Ia corrcctiif*
rheunialism. paia iu the back. kidnevs.
livcr, Uatldaraad every part of the urinarv
paaaaga, Corrects inability to bold water
und scalding pain in passlng it, or bad
etfects followiug use of liquor, wine or
beer, and ovcrcomes that uuplcasaut nc
cessity of being CQBmlled to go oftcn
through the day, and to get up many
timeaduring tbe night. Tbe n/ild und
immediate effect of Swamp-Root is
?oon realizrd. It stands the highest be
causeof tta remarkablc
health restoring prop
erties. If you necd a
medtcine you should
have the best. Sold by
and one-dollar si?ea.
You inay have a aomple bottle aest frec
byaiail. Addreaa Dr. Kiluur& Co ihne
hamtou, n. Y. Maataaa this namraad
remembcrtheuame, Dr. Kiluter's Swamp
Root, and the addrese, Binghamtou,
N. Y., on every bottlc
D1CIIMON1), FUKDEKICK8BURG *
POTOMAC 4 K
Schedule in etfect January 4tli. 1909.
lkave paaiaiaa anaajati, northward
6 26 a. m. week daya. local
7 06 a. m. daily.
7 21 a. m. Uaily.
10 B a. m. daily. local.
I 28 p. m. week day*.
6 30 p. m. daily, loral
7 01 p. m. daily.
10 09 p. m. daily.
LEAVK FRKDERieKSBURG. SOUTIIWARI)
5 5G a. m. daily. A. C. L. traln
6 01 a. m. week duyw. laaai
8 6a a. m. Suiulaya only. Wal
lo ;? a. m. daily. S. A. 1,. traia
12 49 p. m. week daya. UkmI
5 21 p. m. daily. A. C. L. traln.
I .\S i>. m. daily. local
9 06 p. m. daily. S. A. L. train.
Local froi.i Wual.iMtrton arriv?ss 11 09 a ni w?-k
day.s. "'? w?=?:*
Arrivala and dep&rture* not truantntwed
WV,I\Tavlok' Tr*lHc Manu,:..r.
C. C. Cox. AffcnL
BaLTIKORE ICE CREAM,
MANIFAIT1 RKB AT
4*9 HANOVER and
fi2I S. CH4RLES STS
Attentloi. ls eallct to Henrj Murr'a lee
Cream. H? la one ot tbr oi,l?,t *,o.i .uoat r?
i? M?m,l^,,,u,!t,lre," ,,! ,ai *Jr??,n ?*? ?^
ttaltlmoro. He ,ia<* nothn>|< hut tt.*? mireat
lnHT?'Jieur?.aiiil ir. taalwaya kVpr up Ml SS
deirr*?? of oznellenco. All ordara uoi arBft
Maiine Railway Co..
Now equlpped for baullng
and repalring all claaaoa of
boata In tbtee watera.
We aIho have a competui-i
forcu of earpentera.caulker*
and rlggera Terma modei
ate; aatlafaclion guaiantre
We also have a nlce line
of moulda for launchea and
yachts. Call and see aa.
It Will Help You '"
Mre. Harwell Johngon, Tampa, Plsv. writea* "CarrTn? <?,?,?
toe after doetor. and everything el? had%M IhadtSf ?%?
mg with numb apdli ewr eince I waa 18 jear. old. One day T
dec.ded to take Cardui. I hare now taken 5 bottle. and I canW
T>?* Mi58, J?hnson suffered years. Hate yoa? Do T<m wish tnT
Butwfayeufferatall? Take Cardui. Cive it ? faS taS.
AT ALL DRTJGr STORES
niii iinmiMiiiiiiiii in 4
E. C. NiNDE,
Matting, Ice Cream Freezers,
Fruit Jars, China,
_Wire Doors, Screens.
^m?^mmm "" 'VB^B^aVBaVaMaMBalBaBlBaVaVBalMB^BIBBJli^ *aaaam?asaa?> ^_
The Lancaster Lumber & Building Co., *.
tftfc, iWa, Blinda, MoulJin*i, BnackeU, Ceafcaft FUoring. Sidinp,
Turned Work. Haud Kaila, Baln*tera.and Buildibg Matcn.l
in Oeneral. Also Boxeg and Box Shock.
remedy sold and
guaranteed to cure Colds,
Coughs and Lung Diseases.
Its wonderful curative qualities are
recognized after taking the first dose.
Try Indian Tar Balsam for your next
cold; you will be surprised by its prompt action.
It never fails.
On sale at best general stores and druggists.
PKICH *3 CENTS.
Indian Tar Balsam Co.
That's What Readers Get In The
Local, County, State, National
and Foreign?all simmered down.
We have in operation (besides our newspaper
department) a maffiiiflcent Job Printing Depart
meot, and a*e prepared to do work equal to any
that can be done by t*ny office ?jq the state of
Our prices ane rock bottom and bamd ou
C%ll and eee ua, or wrtte for our psioee.
Best Malerials. Jlest Worlunanship
?T *tf*Tfft?. M i+t**H 4 SFBCIAJLTV m
Bill Rf>aaa, UafcaJo*ftTUa*?x
* **tter Heade. ^ainpniete,
Note Hea 1* ShSppin* Tfcg*
to fact. all work ln the Job Prarttog ttne execnt-i
ftaatly, Oheapiy and QuJcklv
<nBia iiiiizBii mm [timi imw. r&
larjland, Delaware k Virginia
follt aud Kaupa
bauuock Kiver UouUm*.
Hchedule io efTect Marvh 11 I90S.
BA1TO.. ri AI'IAIIAMNOCK * ? KK1VO.
BteaiDera leava Baltimore. Pler 2 Uarbt Bt
as foliowa weaib?i permltUoa-i Sunday 1-*
nooii. TueeUay and Tburaday 4:<0 p. m. for
?Wi-stlaiul. North Knd, Mili Creek. Wblte
9t?>ne. Irvlnirton. W?ema. Mtlleubeck. Merry
Ponr. Ottoman. Moran. Buihan, Urbanna
Monuakua. W?t??r Vlew, Wbealton. ?Bay"
Port. 8h?n?*. Bowlers. watW Wellforda
raiu>ahann..^k 9 ?.. m.. Naylura Hole. lilaml '
fleld. Oartera. Lay tona. SLeedatown. Saundera
Wiimont ?>rfeniaW8. Port Koyal. PortCon
way. H?y Mount. Hop Vanl. Katollffea, Fred
?'teamer leavlng- on Sundar do?* u?>t atop.
V*n Mondaya atou ? ir will leave Lcedatown
at i.?( h. m.
Stt-Miuer icivos Bal?ftn>re Wt-dueaday and
Krl?la? 4:.AI p. m. for VNonh Knd. Mlil Creek,
?Wbito IM i e. Irvluaton, ?eema Mtlienbvek.
*ll rtmii . ?Uuiu.i.a. I'rbaima. Monaakon,
?? hcaltoua, Water Vlew. ?Sharpe. *Tappahun
?Ktemner leavtna* Baltimore ?>n Wedneaday
willonly aiop at laiiding-B nj.ark.-i.
rKKIHI. TAfPAHANNWK & HII.'IO
Steamera leave Prederlokabura; Sundayi
Tueaoay and Tburaday 8 p. m. for HatciitTea,
Hop Yard. Haxnount. Port C'onway. Port
Koyal. Oreen law*. wjimont. Saundera. Le*-da
town 4 a. m.. Laytona C?rt?ra. Klantleid.
Nayiora au?i a. m? Tappabannock 7:3(1 a. m..
Welifoma^Wiarea. Bowlers. Sharp* ?:30 a. m.,
Bav Port.Whealton, W?ter Vlew. Mcna?k<>r
Urbanna 1".:? p. m., liurbana. Millenbeck.
Merry Polnt ?:?) p. wa? ottoman, Morana
Irvington. Weem*. Wblte Stone. MfII Creek
?'>?.?'*) p. m . North Knd rtt> m.. Westland
Arrivo in Balt nnore Tuesday Tburaday acd
Bteamer, leave Tappahanaook, 7:30 a. tn.
Tueaday and Tburaday .atopolng at Wel I torda.
Wart?, Bowlem, Hbarpa W..10 a. in.. *Uay>>ort.
Wbealton, Waterview. Motiaakou, ?Urbanna
Burton, Burhana. Mtllenbeok, Irvington*
wee.i.a. Wblte Stone. Mili t.reek. North Knd'
Arriv nr ln Bal imoru Wedneaday and Frl
"rtteamer to Raltimore on Tburaday will not
stop at Urbanna and Bay Port.
TAVl'AHANNOt K MtKKILK.
Leavo Tappabannock. weather permlttlns
Saturday 2 p.in..atopp;uKat Wellforda. Waree*
Kowlera. Kba. i+. Hay Port. Whealton Wrer
Vlew. Monaekou. Urbanna, Burtona. Burhana
Millenbeck, Merry Polnt. Uttoman, Morana*
Irvlnatou, WeeniB, Wblte Stone. MtllCre?k'
North Kud. Weatland. '?
Ret ur ni ng,ateamer will leave Norfolk Mon
day .p.B. weather pero Ittiug. for Tapu?
baunock. aiopoing at landluga aa above ex
oept Merry Polnt, Ottoman. Morana and IU
Port. Stopplng at Mowlera. Warea and Well
fordaoa return trlp to Baltlmoreou Tuesdaya
Pr?labt will not l>e re<?lved ln Norfolk
after z \>. m. on aal llnjr dara.
Thla time-tablr abowa the tlrne- at wbleb
steamera may be uxpvcted toarrlveataud da
parttiom the aeveral wnarvea. but their ar
rlvalor depautureat tbe tlmra atated ia not
Kuarantet-d. nor doea tbe company hold Itaeir
reaifonalble foranydelay orauy oonaequenet-a
arlalUK therefrom. ~~"
FreiMbt reoelvedln Baltimore unUi 4pm
on faillug da>a.
WILLAK D THOMSON. Oeneral Manaaor
T. MDKDOCH. Gen'l Frt, and P?aa. aJu^
W. D. BCOTT. Agent Fred^V"c?abu*ri,.a*
POTOMAC KIVER ROUTE.
8cbedu'e in effoct TueaJay, Marcb SU, ign?.
Th'?.tilp?we?kly rwtweso RaKimore aod
taatra lialiimoic. Pl?r 3. Lbrbt 8irv.t
? watber perinittlnK. at6 p. m . ev??ry Tuesday '
Tburaday and Katurd?y. for tlu> f..lto?uiV
rU*r lati.iliiK*. Alexandrla and Wahlnirton
Man Imorv 5 p. tn.. Mlllera. Pro >taen Kaa to
B-ijo. Uraaona. Cuan&a. m.. Huudicka Ijib^.s
Walnut Foint. Cowart-. Lowi-etta. Kinnalo'
Lodgv. MuDdr Toiot. ?Cintra. Pluoy 1'oint Iti
a.m.. I ajlliatowa Vaeajat, AhHla. Oot.ru m.v
?t >iiua. ItuHbwuod. l^tncaater 4pm. Rivn
-Ide iilv?.rp.K>l Foint, Glymont, AleKandiia.
?Stopn only on atiriutl. I
ifHv* HaHiluir.on. I> <\, fo ,( of Pev. nir*
Ntrt. t. weatber pvr.uittirur. at 4 p. m.. everw
Tueaday Tburaday and Sunday. for the tol
H'l*f.r,vor ?"?"Unaaand lU'tliuorv
Liverpool Polot, Rlvora d ?, Biiah?ood Um-*
caat^r.Cobruina Stonv Leooardtown ?a ml
Atjclla. fMney Point. fli.tia, lxxl*-e 10 a. w
MaodT ?omt. Kliunle 12 noonVC. a?i. limi*
e t-"?.ttle'-a *?luut r??nt. . owart*. Lewla
1 orto n?.||0 d p. ,u . luitliuorw.
"Ntou only on miriim'
JtSSS!^ lu tUuore TuMU*'' taaiaaay
i?^Ti*rhl n'\V'vt'd ?'?"> 1? ltaltnnor*. on aall -
liur days untll 4 p in
*M tim,. tat.i,. abowa tbe time at wbloi
?t.-Hinora way Im ?ipajo|a< t., arrl ? a* au J
d.part troiu tbe aeveral wharv,... buttb.l,
air.xal ordoparture at tbe time* at?t?d ia HM
KUHrHiitiH;,! nor,l,H.a tbe r.?n,.any holdiuSir
K*i?r5X?'*Ii* qH^v,Aict?. Waabinjrtou
Baltimore, Cbesapeake <S Atlaotic
JatSaSi. KAILWAY OO.
Piaukatank Rivt-r Liaa.
Scbedulelnetfect Aprll llth Maak
medlate lauding,,. aa followa inter
Ueave Baltimore 5 p m..*Mila ?-??! ? ^
Hampaona Z:ilt Tmer* s uil J" ..*? **??
Kieeto,, ?M&USffa&JStSm^!!'. ,?^
Keturniiur at. amer eawa Pltobatra for n.i
moreiisxtmurnliw!T "^ ?*?*?
Stearuem leavea p'ier 1 I'mtt u ? ?
Baltimore, every Moinlav l.fl^E Wn?r'.
weatber permMil.a-oVVJ^. " burwiay.
medlate uYudTilg,aa foltow? ,KM-t *Ud iDt*?
Leave Baltiiuore 5 p m 'rrlan?M a. _
Fleeton U Tiniha fcib hlUlviii*. ???.*,? In ?
Polnt 7:46, Byrtl on TT.i HiV.. U IH0' un??>
J,:^sumprra fa^SWg SSvS SSf.
J?SSJXJSSSt^!^9^mm for Ba.
ueaday and s*tJ rd y ? w.^,I,Ji** eVf*r,/ Wed
rollowa: ^"-ura-y-.weaiher peimittlng. Ha
Leave Preeport 7 a. m Blan.** ~.tn a.
WOl eu ^olut 7:4CU iirada m' w ?per'1
*3U. Kuarka 8:46. FitcheiS in'o .'*.r,'h.ou,e
Cricket Hlll I0:4i Jack^r.? Creik n"i,U. J* ??
1 p. m , Kilmarii.Kk p-in i*v-i. !'i2 U*"""".
Polnt 1:40 Ki*eu>n 4 4?; Mi\ ,,.OUJ:3*' ?????
baltlmor. nexteaxly BaSa?Bfc,'T* ""^
Ttia Umo uibie abowa the Hm*?a at -hu..
ateamera may be expected to arrlCo at *Z*%*
pau Trom the .eveVal wharvea n?t aJ-T4 "**"
arUiiig tberefrom ?u?uoiaqueooc?
w tUi'5J"<m,?"- ??n. Manairar.
tHCSAPEAKR ftTEAMSHIP fO
IXMUIA" AND -AUQU8TA ?
Por nid Polnt Cooafort and Norfol'k Va
ajaaaTTa, **Zl u?'t,Qur ^? ?'V.ia.p,
ootnfo*; 3 aTaa.a?aTlatSa^%r5*
for all pomu 8outk. h *" R*ul IJn<*
?*YOKK RIVKR LINE
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w?"HTiiloiiD?Va.WMT Po,MT *S
ttteauitia lMt? ftaltiui.tre Tum.1.. th.
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