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The Christian Conflict.
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on l.'.i'in.il
(.i'ii fight f.illli.
life .- 1 Tim. 6 I.'.
lay h.iM
l'aul was no perfectionist. He un
derstood himst'lf us well ns the Gos
itl unite tun thoroughly to fall in'o
Mich a deluMon. Hi not only tils- !
claimed any sin h pretensions when lie
said. ' Nut as t h u ti I linil already at
iiinod, either win1 already jit-i f t ,"
hut he il seniles Ills own life as nne
of constant conflict. "So fight I.' he
xclaims. "not as one that healelli the
air." It Is tin sham finht. but a des
perate encounter. 1'siliir the phrase
ology of the boxing match, he tells lis
in the ninth chapter of his letter to
the Corinthians -how he hruises ami
Vents down his unruly carnal nature
nnil civi s It "a black 1 ye." The ex
ji rietiee of the great apostle has lieen
th exponent e of the strongest anil
niaturest Christian ver sinee his flay.
Ppurgeon, whin writing m n frictu'
about, his repented a'tai Ks of disease,
said: "The li tuli licy of my sickness
to return still abides like original sin
In the uiin gi lu rate."
Pauls conflict was just 1I1;p ours;
if was with that ittshle lr 11011 or
"house ilr il."' as Itulhei foi il rails It
of selfishness, which kept rlsit u up In
new tliscuises af'er he hail smitten It
down with sturdy Plows. No mie can
Jerome a tine Christian until .lesus
has been admitted Into (he soul. If
thrs sincle proeess which we call
eon version - wit1 the 1 nil of It, then
the Christian life wnuld lie compara
tively easy. Hut "si lt" is adroit and
cunning, anil persists in steallni: hack
Into 1 he heart under all kinds of snh
tlo disguises. We soniet lines ualn n
victory over It and imagine that we
have attended Its funeral, ami, In!
there it is at:aln up and lively an ever.
This Is the battle whit'i we have to
flcht every day of our lives; It Is the
ceaseless cnnflict between self in some
form and the claims of our Lord and
There Is another side tn all this, n
side that aniii ls must delight to look
upon. The victories, which trueprace
is w inninp every day in human hearts
are the trophies which will make the
stars In the diadem of the eoiupieriiiR
Christ. The story of self denials and
self sacrifice runs like a thread of pnhl
ilirouth the Hook of the Acts of the
.Apostles It Is the rerun! that no
scofflnt; skeptic ran gainsay. Christ's
people are never so exalted as when
their pride is down in the dust; they
are never so rich as when givinc the
most abundantly; they nre never so
full m; when emptied of self; they
ntver advance so nobly as when their
ambitions of a worldly kind are set
hack; they never win such glorious
crowns ns those which are woven out
of crosses borne for Christ Jesus.
ly has Clod ordered It that every
Christian life shall be one of nuse
loss conflict? If l'aul is sinless to-day
in Heaven, why was he left to do bat
tle wiih Inward and outward foes at
every step of his heroic rareer? Cer
tainly for this one reason (whatever
others there may he), that this life Is
only the preparatory training school
for another world, and no man shall
wear a crown unless he strive for It.
No tmt child of Ciod should he tlis
rouraneil because his Christian life Is
an incessant conflict with self In a
bundled forms, or wiih the assaults
of aflllctlon. Kiuht. without ceasing
means "pray without ceasing," too.
!Uv. Ttuodore L. Cuyler.
Kansas in Proud Position.
Kansas has the smallest number of
paupers to its population of tiny state
In the union. It spends more money
for education than any other state
in proportion to its population. It
publishes some !0j newspaper pub
lications, including dailies, weeklies,
monthlies, etc. Out of that entire
number only twenty ever publish any
liipior advertisements, and four of the
twenty are printed in the Cernian lan
guage. It is not necessary to enlarge
on the moral and religious uplift to
a community which Is made possible
by the abst r.re of an Institution which
as history Is being written has de
graded the human rare and brought
It down lo the brute more than any
other tine thing known to men. It U
a sourre of constant marvel that any
Christian community can endure with
out constant and practical protest n
business whbh has not one single
good thing to its credit; which has
centuries of ruin and dishonor, and
shame, and broken hearts, nnd bro
ken homes, and dwarfed and pinched
and starved children, and bruised
Motherhood and wifehood laid at Its
feet and plied up high as an offering
t -i r
of the devil to one of the greatest
passions known tn the race. Ilev,
Charles M. Sheldon.
The Rest Christ Give.
One of our lord's greatest Invita
tions contains the promise of rest to
those who tome to Him. He did not
mean rest from work, for work Is one
of the laws of life, and is necessary to
health and happiness. We never enn
find true rest In idleness. One writes;
:rt not enlttli'g
Thi' buv t-Hirrr;
i;'t i tho ntiiiiK
tines self tn ime's sphere."
Nor is Christ's rest the rest of cast.
The world's thought is that If we can
ge away from trouble, struggle, need
and suffering, we shall find re.t. In
one of the I'salms we have the long
ing :
"Oh that I had wings like a dove!
Then would I fly away and be at rest."
An old writer says about this long
ing; "David should have been pray
ing ftir the strength of an ox to hear
his trouble, not for the wings of a
dove to flee away from It."
The rest that Christ gives U rest In
the soul. We need this rest In order
to make our lives calm and strong.
Ilestb sstiess makes us weak. It un
nerves our hand, so that our work is
not well dune. It disquiets our mind,
so that we cannot think clearly. It
dlstiu bs our faith, so that we lose our
hold on (iod and denial things. We
can do our best In any sphere only
when we are at peace with (tod. Hav
ing this nst will give us a new secret
of power, and put new Impulsed to
work into our hearts.
Hardships That Are Worth Something.
No tuie could stfely choose the best
conditions for himself and his work;
therefore du chooses for us. Yet we
all believe, at times, that we could
improve a lit lie on Cod's assignment.
Many a troiig man who rejoices In
hard work and scorns the Idea of what
he calls an easy time, chafes under
the particular kind of haidship into
which Cod has brought him. "If only
I could see thai n suit coming lo
pass." such a man says lo himself, "I
could Mand any amount of hard
work." Yet Cod has withheld for the
present the result Hint Is so eagerly
longed for; and Cod Is to be trusted
Hardship Is not hardship unless it is
bard to bear; and hardship of our own
choosing would not be stern er.ougli
to make character. We should be
V 1 1 ttitiiiv by iici Idi'iit . . .
Sluing fur l.i"k i.f 0 si."
and thai sort of virtue and of strength
lacks lasting power. Let us thank (iod
thai Hi? never lives ovt r the control.
The Measure of Success.
We count success a good thins:. But
the measure of our success should be
the measure of lives rounded to p
bounteous fullness with good deeds,
I lire thoughts and holy purposes. The
success which conies only from the
gathering together of earthly treasures
1 veil though the glittering dust be
pure gold and the sparkling baubles
genuine diamonds, or sapphires, or
rubles, or other stones of like precious
worth, counts for little In the sum
ming up of our lives, if they constitute
our all and only treasures. We can
not wear them as Spiritual ornaments,
nor will they servo to satisfy a single
immortal need in themselves alone.
They are good things and pleasant
things. So, ton, ar- flowers and deli
cate foods. Hut all these have their
place; and they should be kept sub
ordinate to growth of character, nor
even be permitted to become stum
bling blocks In the way of our getting
truer riches.
The Joy of Se f-Forgetfulness.
Only they who forget themselves
truly njoy themselves. It is in living
for others that we find the highest
comfort in lite. I'ntll we learn that :
we gain more through what we give no data now In existence, the early
than through what we get, we fall of I disciples doubtless observed the an
tbe measure of happiness that is pos-! nlversary of the resurrection In a way
sible to us. A wilier whose name and 'fitting to themselves and the times In
words nre dear to thousands of hearts
says, in emphasis of this truth, in a
personal note: "If people knew how
much happier the life of self sacrifice
is than the little, petty round of self
seeking, would they not burst their
l.iliputian bonds, and walk abroad,
free souls, giving, as Rod gives, to
good and evil alike? How one ran
feel as a Christian, and yet not have
a heart full of love for everybody, Is
strange. How one can be a Christian,
and not live for others la It possible?
Yet many are defrauding themselves
of the true riches b) being miserly in
their love."
Doing the Will of God.
It requires a well-kept life to do
the will of Rod and even a better kept
life to will to do his will. To be will
ing Is a rarer grace than to be doing
the will of Rod. For he who is will
lng may sometimes have nothing to
do, and must only be willing to wait;
and It Is easier far to be doing Rod's
will than to lie willing to have 110th
ing to tlo It is easier far to be work
ing for Christ than It Is to be willing
to cease. No, there Is nothing rarer
in the world today than the true
willing soul, and there Is nothing
more worth coveting than the will to
will Rod's will. There is no grander
possession of any Christian life than
the transparently simple mechanism
of a sincerely obeying heart.
find let tbe immdruus
!LJ Music of tfcy voice ' ' fAv Vi
rod rejoice ! Ut
C 4 For id thy jtisen lord. r V)
fffrttijkl love fcafft dispelled mnl
mlMfl ttetkougM of night. Wllf
flnte5Sed'iuP5WS. filial
ill fami lie airoltened sod. mju
il tmtowwMewxtortiim S JUJ I
fM ill thetmicfc of Ood. M'lfA
4AAu ttereisnofleatb, lM
vmM J Md Mis: rad m ll 1 vIt
lo immortality. lij
From the Dellntdter.
J Celebrations of Easter k
ASTER as a term to de
note the "awakening," or
rising of nature In the
spring, is, odd as U may
appear, older than the
Christian religion. Early
explorers discovered that
the Alaskan Indians celebrated their
Easter In their own way, though, of
course, without the religious signifi
cance that attaches to ours as a
Christian festival. The Zulus have
tin Easter, and since the memory of
man runneth not to the contrary, the
Hopl Indians of the Southwest have
celebrated the "awakening" of nature
la the spring. Indeed, the general
celebration of an Easter Is as notice
able in one's studies of primitive peo
ple, as is the use of the cross among
them, and we find that with every
people the cross has a significance
which Is more often religious that
otherwise. Among the Indians of the
Southwest, for Instance, the cross sig
nifies the four directions of the com
pass, and as their religion is compos
ed of a worship of the elements neces
sary to the growing of their corn, the
cross Idea has a place In It.
The Christian Easter, however, as
It Is celebrated among us to day may
be traced back to the early days of
the Christian era. Although there Is
which they lived. In any event, on
the principle that all ceremonies have
their foundation In a mere custom. It
was early In the Christian era that
Easter became an established holy
day In the church, and now In all
lands where a knowledge of the life
and works of Christ has penetrated It
Is observed as a day of especial sa
credness. Celebrating, as It does, an event
the event, Indeed upon which the
Christian, or rather, orthodox Christ
ian religion has been bullded, it is
none the less a movable holy day.
Concerning this peculiarity of the fes
tival, there has ever been a 'great
diversity of opinion among church
men. From the earliest times disputes
were held over the proper date of
Easter. In some localities the actual
anniversary of the date was festally
observed, while In other localities the
date was determined according to the
prescription of the Mosaic Law. A
Reneral Council at Nlcaea, however,
held in 325, ended both this diversity
and all controversy arising therefrom
by giving authoritative directions to
the following effect:
"The festival of Easter Is to he cele
bra'ed on the Sunday following the
first full moon after the beginning of
Therefore, if the moon becomes full
upon the day on which spring begins,
the Sunday after the next full moon
Is, of course, indicated by the direc
tions of the Council as Easter day.
And If the moon becomes full on a
Sunday, the next Sunday, similarly,
must be Easter day.
Naturally the most magnificent and
Imposing celebration of Easter Is that
which takes place in St. Peter's at
The ceremony of observation is
ushered In by a peculiar feature
know n as "the silencing of the bells."
After the closing of the services in
the famous Sistine Chapel on the
Thursday evening preceding the
dawn of Good Friday, the order is
given that until a stated hour on Eas
ter eve, no bell shall sound. While
the rule originally was made to apply
only to St. Peter's and to the Vatican,
the residents of Rome accepted it, and
until a very recent date even the bells
usually sounded to call people to
their meals were silent. To-day in
Montreal and In Quebec the custom
Is In a degree observed, and when the
children ask their parents why the
bells do not ring, the customary an
swer Is, "The bells have gone to
On the morning of Easter day the
rope himself officiates at mass In
St. Peter's. Seated on the sedla ges-
tatoria, and wrapped In his most mag
nificent vestments, the Pope is car
ried from the adjoining palace of the
Vatican Into the great church. On his
head he wears the holy crown typify
ing the union In him of all temporal
and spiritual power. Beside him are
borne the fiabella, or fans of ostrich
feathers, In which are set the eye-like
parts of peacock's feathers, signifi
cant of the eternal vigilance of the
After officiating at mass the Pope
Is borne back through the church to
the sound of music, and ascends to
the balcony over the great central
doorway. From that lofty point he
pronounces the papal benediction upon
the thousands who with bowed heads
or uplifted faces, according to wheth
er they be of the faith or not, crowd
the vast church below.
The celebration of Easter at Rome
concludes with the illumination of
the great dome of St. Peter's, which
Is crusted with thousands of lights.
At dusk one by one they appear until
at last they all burn against the pur
ple Italian sky a gigantic ball of
Easter Is the grand festival of the
Russian year; so for weeks before-
hand every one Is busy with the sort
of preparations which people In
America make before Christmas. A
gift, be it only a gaily colored egg, ia
almost obligatory, though all gifts are
known as "eggs." The grand feature
of the day Is, of course, the church
service. In fact, the church festivals
are also the national festivals of Rus
sia, and almost every "function" in
court or private life begins with a re
ligious service of some sort. About the
only exception to this rule are balls
and theatrical spectacles. The matin
begins at midnight and is followed by
the liturgy. The usual service in the
middle of the morning Is omitted, and
most people are In their beds recover
ing from the open-eyed night. Natur
ally, the most magnificent celebration
is at the cathedral of the Winter Pal
ace in St. Petersburg, where the pres
ence of the emperor, empress and all
the court in full dress and uniforms
adds to the magnificence of the ser
vice as a spectacle. There the begin
ning of the service Is tbe passing of
the procession of priests through the
long suites of rooms In the Palace In
their ceremonial search for the dead
Christ. On their return from their
fruitless search they find the doors
closed and fastened, but they open
swiftly at the announcement, "Christ
is risen!"
At this service the empress and her
ladies and the grand duchesses and
their ladies all wear the picturesque
national costume adopted by Cather
ine II. as the court dress. It consists
of a train and decollete bodice of vel
vet with an apron front of white
satin. The long, angel sleeves are
also lined with satin. The coronet
shaped head-dress, common alike to
the ladles of the court In the ancient
days of the czars at Moscow and to
the peasant maids of the present day,
Is universally becoming. For the em
press and grand duchesses this coro
net Is made of diamonds or priceless
jewels; the veil which falls softly
from it Is of equally priceless lace,
and the gown Is of any hue of velvet,
silk or satin they may prefer, and
the wedding and coronation gowns
are of cloth and silver adorned In
any manner they elect. For the court
ladles certain colors and designs are
prescribed, and the coronet or kokosh
ntk, is of velvet to match', v, hile the
veil Is of plain tulle. The empress'
ladles in waiting for instance, wear
dark greeni velvet embroidered with
a prescribed pattern in gold. Tbe
maids of honor wear scarlet velvet
with a simpler design. The ladles at
tached to the courts of the various
grand duchesses wear the liveries of
their several courts. The Pilgrim.
Th Diaaas Yielded Readily to Dr.
Williams' Pink Pllla After Other
Treatment Failed.
T)r. Williams' Pink Pills enre rhenms
tisin because they snpply the uecessary
elements to the vitiated blood and en
able nature to cast out the Impurities
and effect a cure. Mrs. A. Bnker, of No.
119 Fitch street, Syracuse. N.Y.. will
furnish living evidence of the trnth of
this statement. " There has been rhen
mat ism iu my family ever since I can re
member," she says. " My grandmother
was a frreat sufferer from muscular
rheumatism nnd my mother also had the
disease in a mild form. Aliout a year
ago I bail a hard cold and rheumatism
caught me in my left knee. There were
sharp pains, confined to the neighbor
hood of the knee and they seemed to go
right into the bone. The pain I suffered
Was Intense and I also had dizzy spells.
"The doctors railed my trouble
uriatlo and sciatic rheumatism. When
I didn't get butter under their treat
ment my brother-in-law suggested that I
try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. I bought
three boxes, and, by the time I had
taken them, the pain and dizziness had
entirely left me. I wanted to make
sure of a cure so I bonght three mora
boxes, but I didn't take qnite all of then
as I fonud that I was entirely cured.
" Before I took the pills the pain wan
so severe that I had to cry at times and
when I was cured I whs so thankful ami
grateful and I. am glad to recommend
them to every one who suffers with
Dr. Williams' Pink Tills have enreti
severe cases of nmiMiiia, sciatica, nervous
ness, partial paralysis, locomotor ataxia
and St. Vitus' dance that have not re
spouded to other modes of treatment.
All druggists sell Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills or they will lie sent by mail, post
paid, on receipt of price, 60 cents per
lox, six boxes for 2.B0, by the Dr. Wil
liams Medicine Co., Schenectady, N. Y.
A new ground for divorce has been,
discovered in California, extending the
old principles, "Love me. love my
dog." Judge Harris, of Oakland,
granted divorce to a woman because
her husband had thrown her pet dog
out of the window, breaking the leg,
and otherwise cruelly treating It.
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh
that Contain Mercury,
M mercury will turelf dentroy tha len-e of fmett
ftnd complete!? dunuiire tbe whul tyiitatii wbrn
pulrrliig It tbrouKh tbe mucom lurtacat. Sucb
articles ibould never be uied eicept uo prearrlp
tlutu from reputable ph;tlclot. u tbedemtite itief
trill dole tea fold to ibe suod yon cen pimelbly de
rive from them. Hull'p C'eterrb cure. mtDufectured
by . J. Cheney a Co.. Tuledo, O.. contain, do mer
cury, end te Ur.cn Interne. ly. ex-tlna directly upon,
tbe bliiod end uiucoa eurfecee of the eyitem. In
buylne; Hmi Catarrh l ure he tare yi.u get tbe
Cebulne. It ! taken Internally end made In Toledo
ibln. byF. J Cheney a Co. TenilinonlaU free
Sold by lirufitlata. Price. 750. per bottle.
Teke Bali'e family Pill for conaUpattoo.
"Jury Fixing.
Even In these days of exciting In
vestigations and revelations there it
no subject of more vital Interest to
the people than the charges that
Juries have been systematically tam
pered with in the interest of the cor
porations controlling the city rail
ways. There is a somewhat confus
ing municipality of actions in connec
tion with the matter at the moment,
and the State Bar association does,
well to defer Its proposed inquisition,
until the outcome of the present pro
ceedings becomes known. The steps,
now being taken originated In the
confessions of a discharged employe
of the compnny, nnd while such testi
mony Is accepted with caution, the
corroborative evidence that Juries
were "padded" or bribed Is very
strong. In fact, tbe present general
counsel for the street railway system
admits that "there appears to be
some ground for the belief that a ring
did exist in the city court assistant
clerks and detectives" meaning de
tectives working for the railway.
New York Herald.
Prespiration and Peace.
It will soon be getting so hot at
Algeclras that the delegates will be
likely to agree even If they have to
yield a little all around. No diplomat
likes to sweat. Chicago Record
A Food Problem.
An Ashcville man tells how right
food did that which medicines hadi
failed to accomplish
"For more than 15 years," he says.
"I was n filleted with stomach trouble
and intestinal Indigestion, gas form
ing In stomach and bowels and giving
me great distress. These conditions
were undoubtedly due to the starchy
food I ate, white bread, potatoes, etc..
and didn't digest. I grew worse with,
time, till, 2 years ago, I had an attack
which the doctor diagnosed as appen
dicitis. When the surgeon operated)
on me, however. It was found that my
trouble was ulcer of the pancreas, in
stead of appendicitis.
"Since that time I have had several
such attacks suffering death, almost.
The last attack was about 3 month
ago, and I endured untold agonies
"The doctor I hen said lhat I would,
have to eat less starchy stuff, so I
began the use of Grape-Nuis food for
I knew it to be pre-dlgested. and have,
continued same with most gratifying
results. It has built me up wonder
fully. I gained 10 pounds In the first
8 weeks that 1 used Grape-Nuts, my
general health is better than ever
before, my brain is clearer and iny
nerves stronger.
"For bri akfast and dinner, each, I
take 4 teaspoonfuls of Grape-Nuts
with cream, a small slice of dry toast,
an egg soft holle.l and a cup of Post
um; and I make the evnin? meal on
Grape-Nuts and ceam alone this
gives me a good t.ight's rest and 1
am well attain.'' Name given by Post
um Co.. L'a tle Creek. Mich.
There a reason Read the little
book, "The Road to Wellville," ia

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