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1 1 1 1 1 7 1 1898-1901, . he IV. NO. 34. WALDRON, A. M., M’g ng Editor. flurida Evangelist sb . iS hed weekly uaIN and CHURCH STS COR- -u -3i<sonvliie. r la. u , T ra—one year, »1JO; eu o>*« month, fii: tn” ivioiee- . K rt bie »i \ , i(1 ail money for an b , ] xangeiutbymeaua 2>e r . !, ‘; ;. d ('necks, Registered , K ,,re" Money Order. "Lores-. " r ior money sent In “ oot M '"‘"'.u do not get your paper U s once. ’Viien writing us always in full.and mention ' J ’rf ~-t oiliees. Write all tfell '‘ h / ',, r dering the paper ’‘ZtinciU-, well as the new ad- L fl ;rti>e ,, ‘ ‘ ' u h . U erson business 7ili" 00, ';ios ! rmer must be sent to A wit “ ‘ bS ‘ manager. I’ooksto be noticed and rtUS |,EK '' : i t mu<l *** addressed to Editor. , 3 Ual'‘ r " ' . j. ,orjda Evangelist im.usand Baptista in . ,'ihe homes, schools and *it^' l “”. ~'a ;l iy»f them take Lof these pe c rs desire to reach rp.iP’-t' muetad- La * l- 1,1^1 '; id responsible adver *'";treP utrt Hie columns of the . Evangelist agrees f;. Tl>e Hoi. '-i jts readers and * dtose who advertise «uinn~- . known upon appli rtisins r f ‘ CB ’‘‘k w. PRICE, 'Address '. ilieS s Manager, Jacksonville, Fla ■ as second Class Matter. Hine P'* 1 °® ce B ■SniVEIt'Ll) CO.) NO. 497 special Notice• Mda Ecangelut m the only distinctively Temina newspaper in Jackson ”* ta l county; it ddvocatee practical *" M ry economy and strict honesty ai ; and in all things; it teachu Tern I tSKU d Purity; it defends tie weak and them to become strong and M-lf seeks to make good citUene. to beet measures, to Onate and to aid in the material de* Florida; it w a lice. wide awake fam with the courage of its convictions; the cleanest, the most helpful, the wa J the most widely cir culated paper of nflorida. Those receiving The Florida it cml nho are not already sulrecribers, ie'chargedfar it. and need have no fear in Oom the postoffice, as it is only a polite htuiritation to them to subscribe, and in fhsmselres and aid us in helping liireper going to glorify God and bits EDITORIAL. 'ußOurli/ht affliction, which Hora m m n\ worketh for 2' more exceeding and eter rdjhtof glory.” Bn the fiu t of the Spirit is Joy peace, long-suffering, gen ess, go< dnvss, faith, meekness, prance: against such there is ii, And they that are Christ’s crucified the flesh with the tionsar.d lusts.” Lord is merciful and gra i slow to : n ger, ar.d plenteous Bcy.Hewill not always chide, terw.li he keen his anger for . He hath m t dealt with us af ar sins; nor rewarded us acccr to our iniquities.” it Florida Baptist Academy city,has experienced a great nl of religion, recently—sonoe •ly or thirty students have pro fdfaith in Christ. This Insti >ohasbaen blessed every year titi organization, with a revi -01 religion, and many of the nul most useful young men •"iHttn at work in the church** llltis state were converted and in tiii i school. This is but "hlit'niaiiv advantages which ruiian Institution lias over hchntils which taboo religion ’“‘gleet the study of the Bible. Mother part of this paper ** i'und an article on “Co-op l0ll”by KeV. C.s. Crown, A M Went Waters Normal Instr-* 'nton, X. c. 11 is short, but lithe duty and necessity l) peraiion’ on the part of Ne Mints with their white breth “ r^e elevation of the race in fl ’ ( ‘Onttnon sense manner,and I to be read by the entire lr >ntion. We fear that marty are elevating “race’ r * s l;tnanyof them seem 1,1 Ps ßu>lish and car pL'ro (oncei n than they * IQ tlle ‘ r people to Christ. 1 ’ begin ,o £ e state Con- , e tll,;c "1 meeting of dlan^cd frou j r:; s ° as r ° aff ° rd iHbttS and churches a better |K. /.^ aise tuud.f.r the W ? - dtAeve the change is a we h jpethat the min gMthe churches of the Stite that they approve the ac K the convention by bringing arge contribution to missions education at Fernandina, in 1 bave the moi- jnu te lar p isl In another column of this issue I will be found a brief account of The Curry School of Urbana, Ohio, by President E. W. B. Curry, We commend this institution to the at tention of parents in the West and North-west who are anxious to give their children a practical and thor ough Christian education. This school is doing good work in its Normal, Eng ish-Theological, Lit erary, Musical, Commercial and In dustrial departments; it is growing in attendance and influence, and is destined, at no distant day, to be come a power in the educational lite of the West. The benevo'ently disposed will, in our opinion, find in the Curry School a grand oppor tunity for doing great good to those who are worthy and in need of help, and we h< pe that they will investigate the work and needs of this institution before dispensing their charity. FORDS'S CHRISTIAN REPOSITORY AND HOME CIRCLE. Ford’s Christian Repository and Home Circio is one of the most helplui and inspiring magazines published anywhere. We have been acquainted with tins publication for many years, and have always found in its pages, whenever we read them, lich and wholesome food for the inner man. We com mend this magazine to the atten tionof pasters, Sunday-school offi cers anu teachers, and Christian workers generally—they will find it helpful in many ways. We give i below the contents of this maga zine for January; a glance at these is sufficient io convince one of its great value and usefulness: “From the Watchtower, S II F.; What is the New Birth, 8 11. F ; l'he Lord our Righieousness, 8. H F; To See ami to Enter Christ s Kingdom the invariable Law, 8 H F; Uur Relation to God and our Fellowship with Him, S H F; Walking by the Spirit. S H F;Con firmatioii, C, 11. .Spurgeon; Tell it to the Church, 1’ S Whitman, D I); Inquiry Suggested by the Forego ing, 8 H F; Mormonism and R»- maoism. 8 H F; Babylon is Faden, (p<>em) Belshazzar; B>< manists Rea sons for nor giving the Wine in the Lord's Supper to the People, S H F; Infant Communion and Infant Baptism, A C Graves, 1) D; Make Ready—fake Alm—Fire! Contri butor. Notes on Texts: Jer. 17 9, SHF; 1 Cor 15 •9; 2 <’or. 5 14; Col 2 15; M„rk 11 9; Isa 617 Trust —a poem—Whittier, Historic De partment; Life, Times and teach ings of J R Graves; l’he Prayer of tne Nation—poem—J G Holland; l’he rloine Circle; W’oinnn on the Walls, Sallie Rochester Ford; Let ter to the Repository Sisterhood; Letter to the Little Folks Edito rial. Address Fori's • hristian Re pository and Home Circle, St. Lou i is, Mo. Price $2 30. A MILLION DOLLARS FOR MIS SIONS AND EDUCATION IN 1900. Many of the Baptist newspapers and ministers ot the country have expressed themselves as being heartily in tavor of the suggestion made by The Florida Evangelist, that the Negro Baptists make a special effort to raise a million d >l— during this year for mis ions and education. The American Bip tist, ot Louisville, Ky., white n>t mentioning the plan of Ihe I'lorids Evangelist, endorses the idea in the ft Lowing words. • Every denomination is planning and organizing its forces tor a campaign along educational and missionary lines ,fl i\ will surpass every iccord that the woill has witnessed in leligous work. lids is commonly known as the Twen'b th Uent • ry movement and is in harmony with tuc spirit to free every religous move ment of debt and to place the work in a strong and healthy condition so as to wi den and enlarge the influence and power of the churches for doing good. By virtue of numbers Baptis s should lead in this great movement, and they should not be slothful in doing with a might what their bands find to do. All our Associations and conventions have approved this plan and now ta the time for churches, bun dav-schools and other organizuions to commence the work and not wait until the time comes for reporting to find them selves not ready or illy prepared. “A stitch in time saves nine.“ So those who begin early will have ’he advantage of raising the tunds easier and be prepared for extra «ifort in the future, should it be come necessary. Let every church.every 8 S., every organization ami every mem ber. begin now, su that when the roll is called all will be prepared to emoty into the Lord's reasury the abundant offer ings of willing and liberal hearts.“ A million dol'ars may ssem a large amount, but when it is re membered that there are 1,000,000 people to raise it, the sam appears small indeed, and it will be easily raised when the people are set to work at it in the right way. A tit tle united and persistent effort cn the part ot pastors and peope is all that is necessary to sec ire this mil lion dollars by the close of this year. WHY THE NEGRO NEGLECTS THE CHURCH. lii his issue df January the 3rd, the editor of The Arkansas Baptist discussei/he above mentioned sub- JACKSt iLE, FLORIDA. SATURDAI. JANUARY 20, 1900. and we are pleis so a ’°‘ e * I aper as The Ari I P ti ' , t de voting so much t is consi deration. Those the salvation and ele f the Ne-J groes in America ’ see to it that every thing tends to make them non-c is re moved from theO r Negro will cease jr ce in e ’ ivi lizaii tn wlien he,| cP » ceases to attend, a|jd adl ,hv Chris tian church and il’i’K 3 - ’ l ' he editor of tho AT Baptist gives three reasorfhe Negto neglects tbe main corre d, and B them be low— & I “We called atlentißek to the | fact that the cnurchHa hold up- | on many negroes, Evang- - | ( list sa\ b thousands women, ! among them, can be B" seldom, if ever, abend cuurK. We are alrakl that inquiry Evang elist too irue. V “We are asioaishe®! 81 Bat lhat only bhowB thatw<&£ studied •i.e question thouginfw it it is not rue now It must Jbefore long. And there are sevenSn* wb Y we might expect it. ” a Auso the Ne uro 8 emo’ionai siußioi now s> tree to exercise : eIfJT> 8 n “t due to the puljjit r, ne rperhaps not mostly to tl»c ilpitV»« puipit, in many ibs'anc<s i 8 Jf-ndl.v to the wildest agitations. B popular no • ipn is changibg—cha rethink,for Ihe belter. “Fur whi believe lhai relieion lays hold em 'ii »u«l nature, yet we h mb f.e there was, and has oil the while 1 _uch displa. of emotion in the Jreligi »= hie that was no p*rt of pl quality oi religion. You rarely * no * oI thl ' trances and visions ar rueys to hell and to heaven The ' x'rava fe ancf“- and display of ‘‘fiery I and ecstatic glory” do not pass fo; nuch now as they once did, and v ih at was . ,111 ‘ real attraction, it no k I 3 sufficient. “Another leuon, it 1 10 u '> ’ 8 to Im? found in ihe eiim P ’lb’Cs from thdr church life JNegro is no longer the political fa« l.< ! once was and the designing whi F 1 nl> l° n B' r seeks to control h’.s 1 »£ e an 'i vol ‘ as he once did. It i 1 known that a strong lactor in the jb life ol the colored man was hit ?’ cB Under ewer of church mee*i juch schem ing foi elections was er R’ed--ibis to the perpetual shame otß white man, who sought thus to inqSP 1 ’ 0 ignorant and trusting credulity.nihat it was regularly done in manyfl l to ° wel ’ known. Now that i'/£ r ro hopes tor nothing through politill electionsas lie did, that strong f.idj I‘cmoyed. Once more, lu tbe>|<'on and de velopment of the race iWkht ex pec a lime when tie t:neduiS^ t)r eacber of the pieceding ge:<erasgj ou ld I“'' to hold iL>e < duca'ed is u’«Bple to whom be preaches. If this the un aided deveiopmet. of I‘'f' ,o i’ 3 own resources, ih (JijHwould have be. n more gradual u>j»Um n‘lv il"' the revu'sion not so Sit. But the white >■ an is helping tßcate the Ne uro. Hence the rapid cH. The time was, within our memorlhen the Ne gro who could read an\|iie was the exception. Now It ij -7, to find an> less than ui'ddle nge read. Now the men in die put re naturally those of the older Irenei«T. The edu cated yonug Negro ea,reelves the sad delects in the prel>, and proud ol their little learniligAy grow criti cal, and consider it adra d to ignore or despi-e the tamest, Sons, but un trained, old preacher. be the causes, ibe sad fact Fjt us to deal with: How shall we de? MANATEE AND HftDENTOWN NOTES Sunday, January 7, v a day H joy and gladness at St. Pai cbnreh, Manatee. The raembei f iliis church enjoyed the new year. [of the mem bers were present wb routed to be present, and took par ite covenant meeting, pledging themt to be bet er Christians in the future > n they have | been in the past. It Is a fact that som astors have a harder time in life than ie rs. But we must live a clean life in is world to be at peace with God in th ext. This is one of our greatest t bias in the churches. Nearly all < the members belong to some secret i iety—deacons and members —women, 0> and you may know what a troub t is generally to straighten our chur ?9 . But the Lord is opening the eyes his true chil dren to see the light as it dues brightly through his word. lam thankful to sav th the members of St. Paul Bap-is', churcJ.ere are doing much better than they bil e been dointr. Pray for us that the Lo» may send bis Holy Spirit to visit us dH D g this year, and that many souls converted to God, thraugn Jesdl ’ who died to redeem a lost We had a sad acc»t4 io od r here Thursday. It grew |y, anv many loud claps of thunder beard, and the lightning struck a 1 jr e pine tree tn Dr. O. 8. Wipp’s yard, bjing his little son instantly—the only nild he had. He was about 11 or 12 J[»rs old. It is said that the child was trying in an armful of wood, cm just a he was about emering the door the Joining fl tshed and he fell to rise no morj His mot het and father lock bis b.’s back to their home. The living of to-cky are the dead oftomorr.w. Let us witch, therefore, f>r we know not « >*t A ( day may bring ,O R b wa« quite sal. schoolmates turned out to see the last if bi. r. mains. or Bfaident'Wn. 1 . , No race trouble hen; j|L L well am at peace with attending to their own business. future is bF sheriff had very to thss season. Pr-ise God. Rev. B. 1»., presidingel»>f the Tam pu district, held his quart^V conference here Sunday, which ay o j y with his church and The St. Johns Bap.isWrch, of 1 al metto, sooner Hotter be for the she church. Mis “SEZT FOR THE DEFENSE OF THE GOSPEL ‘ in condemning sin. Prav for us. I send y 'U 50 certs subscription for Mr. Jam s Strong, and one dollar on pap-r. I will co to Tampa next Friday for Christ and his cause. Rev. C. B?nneit. Wews From Congress OUR WASHINGTON LETTER. | From Our Regular Correepondent.] Senator Beverage made a big bit with his speech in fayor of his resolution, as follows—“ Resolved, That the Pbilipine Islands are territory lielooging to tn© United States; that it is the intention of the United States to retain ’hem as such, and to establish and maintain such gov ernmental control throughout the archi pelago as the situation may demand,’ Several things added tn the interest in the speech Sena’or Beverage s„ ent sev eral months it* the Philippines getting information and making a study of dif ferent things, and it was his maiden speech in the Senate, to which he bad conn with a high reputation a? an ora tor, and it will doubtless be widely read It certainly ought to be. Speaking a gainst the proposition so abandon the Empire of the Philippines, he said, “If it should prove a mistake to abandon it, the b’under unce made would be irretrie vable, Ii it proves a mistake to bold it the error can be corrected when we will: every other pr’gresive nation stand ready to relinve us.” Of our future pow er be said. “Most fu ure wars will be conflicts for commerce Tbe power that rules tbe Pacific, therefore, is the power that rules tbe world. And, with the Philippines, that power is and will for ever be the American republic.” But probably the most striking and dramatic point in bis speech was his solemn ar raunment of Aguiuaido's Amerh.an aa shters, of whom he said, “In sorrow ra ' tber than anger, I say to those whess | voices in America have cheered those misguided natives on to shoot our sol dier.- down that tbe blood ot those dead and wounded boys of ours is on their hands, and the flood of all tbe yearn can never wash that stain away. In sorrow rather than anger, I say these words, for I earnestly believe that our brothers knew not what they did.’’ Ua tbe busi ness side of tbe question, Senator Beve ridge said, “That statesman commits a crime against American trade--against the American glower of cotton and tobac co and wheat, the American manufactur er of mochinery and clothing—who fails to jut America where she may command that trade.” This was referring especi ally to tbe trad; of Chinn, which was in 1897 $285,7-B’3oo, of which we had only 15 per cent, and of w.iich we ought to have, and Mr Beveridge says will ge‘, at hast 50 per cent. Tbe importance ot th? work to be done at this session of Congress by the House Nsval Committee and the continued ill ness ©1 Chairman Boutelie has re=ulte(. in the unanimous election by tbe commit ee of Representative Fuss, 111 , to be Chair man pro tempore. This was a high and t.e served compliment to Air. boss. Secretary Gage’s answer to the resolu tion wh ch the democrats offered hoping 0 embarrass him and the administra’ion was full and free, slowing that only law and custom had been followed in depositing internal revenue collections in such national banks as chose to deposit U 8. bonds as security, and that no fi voritism had been shown and not a sin gle bank turned down that applied for the deposits. Beedes furnishing copies uf all orders of the Treasury department and correspondence with tbe banks, Secretary Gage wrote a long re ply, explaining that the custom of de positing public money in national banks when the revenues of Jibe government were in excess of the expenditures, as they bave been for some months aud are likely to continue indefinitely, was ne cet-sary to prevent embarrassment in business circles, caused by rhe scarcity nf money, and concluding with this em phatic statement—“ Under my adminis tration of tbe Treasury Department no discrimination in favor of one bank a- another has been m»de. General ly speaking. when an increase in deposi tory banks was desired all bave been in vited to qualify themselves for receiving such monev, and have been equally and equitab'y considered in their respective relatioi s to tbe treasury.” Ins ead ot be infl pleased, as they expected to be, the democrats are cbargrhied, because they know that Secretary Gage's reply, wbila not containing one word of Ipolltics, will be a first-class republican campaign doc ument among business men. John Bull released tbe American flour adzed in Delaeoa Bay, under suspicion of being intended for ths Boers, just in lira ; to prevent the Senate tack’ioir the matter. Tbe.same day news of the re lease was received Senator Hale introduc ed a resolution of inquiry in the Senate, which probtbly now will be dropped, qbe Hou-e lias only been nve ing eve ry other day, and holding very short ses sions, this week, tn order to allow the (onmiitees to putin more lim? getting t ie business ot tbe session in saape. The Roberts committee is engaged in preparing its report, which will be sub mitted to the Housfe next week. Robert has a good idea of the nature of that re port, as he U preparing t > go home. The Senate devoted one day this we» k toh-teiing’o euloghs of the late Vice President Hobart. The slowness of the deb He on the Ft nmcial mil in the Senate is the fault ot rhe democrlts, wno have been informed that <h *y ate t r oe allowed to do most ot the talking. THE DUIY OF CO-OFERa-TION. Editor Florida Evangelist: Permit me to thank you for the kind t *mgs which you said recently in The F <|-id& Evangelist about 1 delivered in the L -tdfl an I in rcuity, and insteid of offering th., leasn objection't) the plan, we should diligently seev to secure it. Consider ing also the circumstances, our pov* rty and needs, it is the heiglith of presump tio i in us to demand the right to dicate the policy. It is also easy to make de mands too great and too exacting—de mands, though apparently fair, yet sub titely planned io defeat the cause, bis e.idcntthat we the colored people, get a 1! the advantage and lose nothing in the arrangement We go to school and our white friends pay the bills; we are the receivers, and they are the givers, bo in ail this mission work that is done un der the plan of co-operation, the heav iest burdens are borne by our white brethren, and we quarrel at them be cause they will not consent for us to do as we please without consulting them We want them to build the school houses, raise aU the monw, and in all our educational and religious meeting we want them to take back seats and let us do all the bossing and legislating Tuere is no sense in such a policy. Addressing our State c tnvent on ab< ut two months ago, Rev. John E. White, secretary <>f the white Baptist State con vention, Slid: “There is not a sim le black hand in this State stretched out for help but that there is a white band ready to g r asp it.” Lu our weakness it is foolbhness to re fuse this preferred help. Many of our brethren. 1 >ear, are o>er-sensitiye about their peltv tigh's, anil in their madness anti desperation to pose as race leider?, they sei ni willing to annihilate lite v-ital element in Christianity which mik<s us all one in Chris’ and to substitute in lieu bigotry. I am a race m in, staunch and true, until it cuiflicts with grace; then I con temn the issue. lam for Christ fi'st and my race second. Co-operat ion is the right thing. Let us court the friendship of those who tire disposed to help us; let ' us grateiully acknowledge their kindness, | and lei us show by our conduct that we ! are capable ot gratitude. Petty quib j blings and technical differences, instig ated by the selfish desire to rule or boss, should give place to intelligent judge ment and sound common sense. Those who believe in a genuine Christianity, who feel down in their hear s that co-operation is right and the wisest policy, who are seeking the high tot interests of the people, regardless of sectional lines, shou.d unite in defence ot the truth. I'ne L)t-C\rey Foreign Mission Con vention advocates a liberal policy in our mission work, both home and for eign, a closer union among Baptists, both white and colored, and a more economical and progressive operation of our foreign JV.nk. We invite the help of all who feel and think as we do. Fia’ernally jours, C. S. iSfown. Winton, N. C., January 10, BIOGRAPHY OF DWIGHT L MOODY. The Only Authorized and Authentic Work of the Kind to he Pul - lished bv the Fleming 11. Revell Com- pany. East Northfiel 1, M« s .° , i January 3. 1900. i Fleming 11. Revell Company Dear Sirs—Since arranging with you for the publication of the authorized biography of my fa’her I have been sur prised to see the very misleading state ments of other pub ishers that they are preparing biographies with our ap proval. 1 want to assure you that all these claims are false, and calculated to deceive the public, as we have given our consent to none <»t these works, and they are not “approved by the family and friends” of my father. 1 would also state that, without exception, we have expressed our regret al the multiplica tion of these works, which have' been prepared in spite of our urgeut protest. I felt that this statement was due to yon, in yiew of these false announce ments, which are the source of great annoyance to us al l . Yours truly, W. R. Moody. START RIGHT. Some of the world’s most successful workers hive in the beginning mistake i t ieir calling, and failed in their first at tempts; but they have made their takes stepping stones to success Pesta 'ozzi the great educator, made several failures io early life; Phillips Brooks failed as a teacher in the Boston Latin s?hool; A. T. Stewart studied for the ministry, and became a teacher before he drifted into his proper calling- For tae average youug man and young wo man, however, it is of theutmHtim p .rtance that a proper choice of occupa ton be made early in life. To start on th * right career when hopes are high and Courage undaunted, when the pulses tnrob with the vigorous enthusiasm of you h. to enter into one's work with Sl ch zist and hearty enjoyment that lining is a delight; to have the conscious ness that every step taken is a step for ward; to know that, every day’s work is the best we can give to the world, ah, how it shortens the road to success; how it broadens, deepens and enriches life! la choosing your life-work, remember that y our talent is your call. Tuere a r e some io whom the talent calls so loudlv. so persia ently. that they nead not hesi tate or choose; their calling hi? chosen them, and woe to thi-m if mey allow tbemselvck to be diverted or drawn aside trom th/ work for which the Creator has speciaiy fined The majority, howevir, have t> choose, for it » only the ie< who in early life have one talent the others out you can accomplish without effort; for trus work means constant growth and development. Choose that which seems to be ab >ve rather th-in below your pres ent powers. With honest, steadfast, con s' ientious work, you will grow up to the standard you have set for yourself. Bear in mind a’ways that “Not failure, but low aim is crime." —Success. “SHALL IHE OLD MINISTER BE SHUT.” By Frank Marshall. It is announced that lan Maclaren will soon discuss the above ques iou in Ladies Home Journal as one of a series of art.- c!es on cburch work. The subject is surely of sufficient boldness of statement to attract ait cut ion, and it might be said, also, that it is of sufficient practical mo ment to have a reading. It h to ba pre sumed that the distinguished Scotchman will discuss what wc, in common pai rlance, call “shelving.** Since he has suggested the matter, I want a word on the same tut j-ct. To be shot, in the sense the word is used, is to be laid on the shelf. The answer to the query is, aud must be, for some of them, in the affirmative. It miy be well to say that not only are old ministers to b st>ot, but young ones will be shot, too lue actual fact is that prob>bly moie cf I hem in the prime of life, and younger, are shot than are old ones. To be alii’ more correc’, they shoot themselves. No man is laid by others on the shelf untJ hi has laid nimse'.f" there. And as. soon as be does that they aiLF put him on the :shelf until he" has put himso’f there. fueu he is what Paul calls a “car away.” It miy be said the churches will lay a good, faithful preacher on the s'-eif, but th it admits of much doubt. Some of the most useful preachers 1 know are above sixty years of age, or near that mark. It would take a good many people to lay such a man 88 Ma jor P<.nn on the shell. Dr. H. 8. Ford says be would kick the shelf down if he were put there. Let ke brethren keep their guns vigorously firing at the enemy and others will be so busy watching the execution that they will not ILiuk of the age of the men who hold the weapons Christian Standard. A HIGHER MORALITY. As there is a higher criticism, which to some is a stumbling block, but to the in- ' teliigent is a rock giving a wider and 1 truer view, so there is a higher morality. 4 The course of oidinary ethical leach- j ing is indeed not always clear. To illus- j irate; There is a natural untruthfulness which no one regards as sinful. Every weak annual that escapes death by de- * ctiving the pursuer acts the lie that G*d I has taught it. So little children, in their < weakness, are natural liars. We do not ( stigmatize the baby as a sinner. We ( teach him that his lie is an offince, and that he will sia if, knowing the offence, * he lies again. For the adult the ques- < tion in i‘B simplest form appears in the ( c.d query; Is it right to tell a lie to save ( a human lit*? The problem becomes ( more c jmplicated when self-interest en ie:s as a factor, as in the story of the ’ traveller, who, to save himself from pit- < lage, betrayed his companion. But alter the robbers were gone be reimbursed the ( sufferer twice over, remarking that while the lai ter bad only ten pounds to lose he himself wiuld have lost ten times that 1 sum had he been sea-ched. < We call this, not quite rightly, Jesuiti- < Cil But to’t«ke up now the real post- ( lion of the Jesuit, his error lies in the assumption that the good of his sect rep- 1 resents the highest good. In so far as he errs in this, his moral code lacks a broad support. If instead of one church par y we put the human race, are we not justi fied in saying th it what, without a doubt, conduces to the advantage of the race cannot be essentially sinful? Of course, there must be no doubt; and since human fallibility is augumented by selfish considerations, no one man can be an unbiased arbiter of his own recti tude. Nor may any one people plume itself on doing evil that good may come of it; for it may err in interpreting the work it accomplishes. But if, by gene ral consent, the result is good, as far as it is humanly possible to decide, wha*. then? Certainly, as science has taught us, the great principle which has been car ried out in the advancement of human ity has always been that ofthegreates good of the greatest number. Whatever has opposed this has had to yield. Tnis is not an entirely new doctrine. It is, in truth, a curious historical accident that the same principle was enunciated in India more than two thousand yean ago. And this. I believe, la not generally known.—“ England and the Higher Mor ality,” by Prot. Washburn Hopkins in the January Forum. selecting and training a COOK. In selecting a ccok or a maid-ot-fcH work look well to ber ber pre vious training and 1 er general adaptabil ity. When you have decide! to engage her, describe as nearly as c your house i '*’!■ n *•' J|9 ' X 'Vi* ness of ’ and well laced om etc. —January ■ - /££ s La LeU re dfl 1 >ve stories !£■ written; the ->■ H e girl, her moi he v a :The Oroat Slaughter S|i : of GENT'S OLOTHIN ’ C0.J313T OF > ;Men‘s, Youth's, and Children 1 ; Suits, Over-coats, and Pl I Will be eold at one half prteo ; 230 West Bay St : , Sec Prices 'y ty $8 00 Men’s very Fine Cheviot Sih’ - at $3 9J I 10 00 Men's Cassiicer Suns :v |4 iU 12 00 Men Suits, Plaid- and B wk at $1 8b 15 00 Men's Sul’s at |5 50 ■ 'Men's suits worth <l6. $lB and <2O elsewher; our price $7..»0, <0 53 ar .Men's Pants fr »m 70c to <3 00 worth twine the price Caddreu's suits 5 1 75,2 25, and 3 <O. Uall aud examine before purchasing elsewhere; New hrk Clothing & Manufacturing Co. Store, 230 Remember the place. TDJEIjE BIG STOLs F. Williams, Son & C 105 and 107 East Bay street. Special Inducement# to Buyers: ' Now that the »ush of the holiiay season is over we have had (devote attention to onr stock and, notwi.bHar ding <nr (unpiece'ented m our bistort) we find that, to make room ’of goods arriving, and to arrive, we we MUST of much now » To attain that eid wt Lave ariaugid lor this week, and This Week ONLY IA Per lIJ Cent Ordinary Selling Prices Great Reduction The 10 per tent reduction will apply not only dd upstairs in our mammoth furniture department (uv ect management of Mr. J. A. Farwell, the wel nun.) AH goods marked in jl dn figures 10 Per Cu SPECIAL BARGAINS! SPECIAL BAI A Ind still 10 Per cent Reduction. The Latest styles Glassware. Ghina,crockery’Notions, 10 Per Cent Reduction on the Latest and Best Styles ' Furniture, ’ N. B—We ar? selling a double c °Uon Top Excel****! 'finely made, mr |I.CO-10 per cent reduction tale pu>-if 1 , v eek only. Take advantage of the gre at 10 per cent THE big; St< t! : F Williams 1 Son & C ,! l I • i as* | ( 105-107 RAST BAY ST. JACKSONVILLE. Fl* < Both Phones 6y7 | The Leading ... ANTfI .... RUD) DRY GOt.”"‘ dFington, Bha f-S W. A. Fr«s Lieut. R. P.’Hq . U Brady, Prof] I JHhB Millinery BcClure > m YORK VITY. New and RESTAURA knhr S ' ° Cooking, •XU ll’lome Male Bread TICKETS $3 Cuand $4 00 jJP and Regular Meals from 5 cents to 25 cents. $1.50 A YEAR IN ADV A ft. F4IOX. ajaines# Managi special Reductioi Sa to Hold a IS FREE. R. Hauswirth, . jflHnreg made PP LIN bOJi.