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NOT A SKIN DISEASE. - . i* „ r It is natural to rub the spot that hurts, and when rheumatic pains are shooting through the joints and muscles and they are inflamed and sore, the sufferer is apt to turn to liniments and plasters for relief; and while such treatment may quiet the pain temporarily, no amount of rubbing or blistering can cure Rheumatism, because it is not a skin disease, but is in the blood and all through the system, and every time you are exposed to the same conditions that caused the first attack, you are going to have another, and Rheumatism will last just as long as the poison is in the blood, no matter what you apply externally. Too much acid in the blood is one cause of jRheumatism; stomach troubles, bad digestion, weak kidneys and torpid aver are oiner causes which bring on this painful dis ease, because the blood becomes tainted with the poisonous mat ter which these organs fail to carry out of th$ system. Cer tain secret diseases will produce Rheumatism, and of all forms this is the most stubborn and severe, for it seems to affect every bone and muscle in the body. The blood is the medium by which the poisons and acids UNABLE TO SLEEP AT NIGHT. Sidney, Ohio, August 86,1003. A few months ago I was feeling weak and run down and unable to get sleep at night. I felt extremely bad, and also had rheumatio pains in my joints and mus cle). The medioine I used gave me only temporary relief at best; so seeing S. S S. highly reoommended for such trou bles, I began its use, and after taking it for some time was well pleased with the result. It did away with the rheumatio pains, gave me refreshing sleep and built up my general system, giving me strength and energv. It is a good medi cine, without a doubt, and I take pleas ure in endorsing it. R. F. D. No. i. S. S. 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Write or see us. GEORGE E. LUM MACHINE & SUPPLY GO., 1918 MORRIS AVENUE, BIRMINGHAM, ALA. The Consolidated i Electric Companj | will do it right. I PHONE 1038, We have moved to 2105 FIRST AVENUE. ' SUBSCRIBE FOR THE AGE-HERALD-ALL THE NEWS SSSSS8?8Sa*S8SS88S8SSS8S8S8SJSi?SS*aS8*KmsS^i1»SS8S^«^^»iB?*V%n%%%^S!iJ8 I DR. TALMAGE’S SERMON. | W8?8SiS8S8?8?8?i*SWiS8?8SS?8SiS»8iS*^*SiS8?i!SS8S8SSS8S8S*888888*8is8S8SS«S?»V.V.V.iSSSS8£ BY THE REV. FRANK DE WITT TALMAGE, D. D. Chicago, October 25.—This sermon is a powerful protest against the abuse of the body through sin and neglect and a plea for its consecration to God's ser vice and to holy and upright living. The text is I Corinthians vl, 33, "Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost.” More than Westminster abbey is to London or Notre Dame to Paris or the Vatican to Rome or the mosque of St. Sophia to Constantinople, more than Di ana's temple was to Ephesus or the shrine of Athens was to Athens. King Solomon’s temple was to the Hebrew neart. It was the one spot about which national pride and religious fervor centered; it was the place above all others which the Israelite wanted to see; as the Mussulman de votee says, “Let me, I pray thee, wor ship once at Mecca before I die.” In it wus the Shechlnah, the holy of holies, the repository of the covenantal ark. It was God's footstool. It was like a frag men of the heaven’s manifested glories. Like the Taj Mahal of India, whose walls were once inlaid with gold and pre cious stones to the value of millions upon millions of dollars, the Solomonic tem ple was famous not so much for its size as for its intrinsic Nvorth. "The weight of the nails employed in the temple,” the book of Chronicles tells us, "was fifty shekels of solid gold.” Josephus, the se cular historian, records that "its walls were composed entirely f white stone; that the walls and ceilings were wains coted with cedar which was covered with the purest gold.” So precious were the * materials and materials of this wonder ful sanctuary that the fame of them spread to foreign lands and excited | the cupidity of Shlshak and Jehoash, I who journeyed to Jerusalem to plunder it. All its glory and grandeur, however, were reduced to ashes when King i\ebu chadnezzar, after stripping It of its gold and removing its jeweled vessels, appli ed the torch, and its spirits, after an earthly existence of 417 years, Elijah-like, ascended toward heaven in a chariot of lire. Can we be mistaken in thinking that a building so beautiful and so ex ceptionally hallowed by the Divine Presence had a spirit?* Victor Hugo, the author uf “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” Thought that there must be a spirit in that “poem in stone." Is there not a spirit incarnated in St. Paill's, the work of Sir Christopher Wren? In the chaste architecture of the Church of the Madeleine in Puris? In the grandeur of (he cathedral of Milan and In St. Mark’s of Venice? Why not, then, in that mag nificent edifice in which God dwelt among men? A Sacred Temple. Not alone in gold and preceious stones was tho temple of Solomon unique. It was great in its spiritual associations. Its very site bad a sanctity of its own. It was so sacred in the eyes of king and people that when the temple was erected measures were taken to avoid even the ordinary sounds of tools. In the book of^ Kings we read, “And the house, when it was building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither, so that there was neither hammer nor ax nor any tool of iron heard in the house while It was building.” As the Steele bridge today is sent from the foundries with each girder and trestle and beam marked beforehand for its position, so the temple’s stones and beams were cut and fitted together miles away from their ultimate destination. When the temple’s walls were reared* they rose amid the impressive sacredriess of silence. So sa cred was the place that on the day of the temple’s dedication, on the day when the ark of the covenant was placed with in the holy of holies, “the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord.’* It filled all the house with a bright cloud; it filled the house with the same majestic symbol as that which led the Israelites through the desert, as that which the prophet saw around the throne of God the as that which overshadowed our Lord when he talked with Moses and 101 las on | the Mount of Transfiguration. Paul had in mind both the intrinsic value and the surpassing sanctity of the Solomonic temple In the comparison of the text. The physical body of man is a temple In both senses of the word. Paul was not one of those who despised the “flesh,” as we term the “flesh.” He did not believe that “beaytiful is only skin deep" and that “ugliness sinks to the bone.” He believed that the con nection between the body and the soul is so close that you can not Injure one without affecting the other. So Paul, in i these words of my text, practically says | to all men and women, “be careful what ! you do with that hand; be enreful how I you misuse that foot; be careful that you do not let the tongue become defieled with wicked words.” Know ye not that your body is a great cathedra!, more mo mentous in its functions than that called St. John, the Divine, which the Episco palian church is erecting in New York city today? Know ye not that your body is the place where God looks through the window of the eye and speaks through the trumpet of the throat and feels with the appendages of the fingers? Be care ful of that frame of bone and muscle and sinew—that physical frame of yours, filled with arterial canals through which the blcod courses. "Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost?” The physical body, in the first place, should be a strong temple. Its chest should be broad and deep. Its limits sup ple and sinewy, its nerves steady and like cords of steel, its heart beating with the regularity of a pumping automaton; it should be made as strong as possible because all temporal and spiritual hap piness depends to a great extent upon the physical body being in a healthy con dition. When the soul laughs, the body laughs; when the body weeps the soul Is very apt to weep. Thomas Jefferson, the sage df Montlceilo, taught this when he wrote this very suggestive letter to his young kinsman, T. M. Randall, Jr.: “Without health, there is no happiness. Our at tention to health, then, should take pre cedence of every other object. The time necessary to secure this by active exer cise should be devoted to it in preference to every other pursuit. I know the diffi culty with which a busy man tears him self away from his work at any given moment of the day, hut n;s happiness and that of his family depend upon it. The most uninformed mind, with a healthy body, is happier than the wisest valetudinarian.” Good advice for Thomas Jefferson to give 100 years ago; just as good advice to give to tv.e young peo ple of the present day. Value of Health. Not only happiness, but also most of temporal and spiritual usefulness, is de pendent upon physical health. We read with amazement what Alexander H. Ste phens was able to accomplish when he, as an invalid, confessed to Senator Vest that for over forty years ne had never seen a day without suffering physical pain. We study with wonderment the gi gantic work of the invalid Robert Hall, of the invalid Frederick' W. Robinson, of the invalid Robert Louis Stevenson, of the invalid J. R. Green and of the in valid Henry Kirke White, who continued to work, although he was fighting death step by step. Yet, for the most part, you will find that the great leaders of the world have had strong bodies. Go and sit today in the galleries of the United States senate, and you can not gainsay this fact. Some of the United States senators are now very aged men. yet, even in the decay of their physical or ganisms. as among the ruins of Melrose abBey, you can still trace the strength and the power of bygone. days. Rut, though the necessity of physical health should be an axiom, yet the strange fact remains that most people by countless follies are flagrantly undermining the physical walls of the temple of the Holy Ghost. They are overworking the body, as you sometimes see a tired horse com pelled to pull too big a load. They are abusing the bQdy with the Idea that God will forgive them because they are trying to do his work. No, no, my friends. This abuse of the body must not be. The temple of the Holy Ghost should be a physically strong temple. The broader a man’s shoulders, the heavier is the load he can lift for Christ. The louder his voice, the farther, all things being equal, he can sound forth the mes sage of a Savior’s sacrifice. A Moral Cleanliness. The temple of the Holy Spirit, in the next place, should be a clean body. There are some men whose bodies are given j over to moral filthiness. They are like | some of the ancient heathen temple* i which were avowedly dedicated to the | deities of lust, drunkedness and debauch ery, the existence of which was a na tional dishonor. The worship performed in those temples was so vile that you could not describe it in public without bringing a blush of shame to every modest cheek and a demand for silence from every modest lip. The picture* found on the wall of tne exnumed city of Pompeii show that those temples were veritable charnel houses, where bats and owls and carrion birds gorged themselves on the decaying corpses or truth, purity and love. J.et the temple of your body be clean, as Christ wanted the Jerusalem temple to be clean when he drove the traders out of that temple, crying, “Is It not written my house snail be called of all nations the house of prayer, but ye have made It a den of thieves?” clean ns David wanted his physical altar to he dean when he uttered the agonizing prayer, “Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin,” or clean as Paul meant us to he clean when in this same letter to the Corin thian church, he wrotethesewarnlng words: “If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy, for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” Oh, the terrible condemnation which la to be visited upon those whose bodies are defiled by the indulgence of degrading vices! Oh. the awful doom awaiting the rpiritual desecration of the temple of the Holy Ghost! A Consuming Fire. Have you ever seen a sanctuary of brick and stone which has been dedicated to God destroyed by earthquake or by fire? Well. I have. On a dark, stormy night I was awakened In my Brooklyn home by the rumbling of the fire en gines. I heard a quick rap at my door, as my sister called: “Wake up! The Tabernacle Is in flames!” I hurriedly dressed and ascended to the cupola of our house, which overlooked the city. There the whole family were gathered. The air seemed charged and surcharged with electricity. Off in the distance, the public buildings of the city looked like the great white mansions of a celestial city, making, by contrast, the scene more dramatic. The church did not burn as other buildings seemed to burn, but its roof in its entirety was a mass of living coals. It looked like an altar, a huge al tar. upon which was being saorified the whole life’s ministry of the noble father who stood by my side. Suddenly It sway ed and shivered, like unto a dazed and dying man. “There it goes!” said mother. Yes, there it went. With one lurch it was gone, while we stood huddled together in the darkness. My father and I put on our overcoats and started out in the storm. As we pushed through the crowds outside the guarding ropes we found the congregation there assembled, not by the* church bell, but by the fireman's call. 8ome*)f the people w*ere weeping and sob bing as though their hearts would break. Some of them had been baptized as chil dren In that church. Some of them had found God there. Some of them had mourned beside their dead within those walls. Ah, it is a sad sight to see a ca thedral or a city church or a little village meeting house destroyed by fire. But it will be infinitely sadder to see a human being, whose body might he a temple of the Holy Ghost, consumed by fires of hideous passions and appetites. Beware, O man. that you never desecrate that temple of your body or sacrifice on the al tar of your heart, which should, be con secrated to God, offerings to the demons of perdition. The Temple of Christ. The temple of the Holy Spirit should have a beautiful body—beautiful in refer ence to the glance of its eye; beautiful in the tone of its voice; beautiful, as far as possible, in reference to its apparel; beautiful as Sarah was beautiful, whose | husband gave to her one of the sweet ; est. yet courtliest compliments when he ! turned and In the quaint language of the east said, VThou art a fair woman to look upon." If,God Almighty demanded that the children of* Israel should give of their gold and silver and precious stones to beautify his Jerusalem sanctu ary surely then we ought, to try to beaut ify his temple of tho Holy Ghost. Christ has often been worshiped in a mud hut or an open barn, but he de serves the best and noblest of human architecture. We have all read how mil lions and millions of dollars were spent to make artistic the sanctuaries of the east. The greatest of sculptors have chiseled for them their masterpieces and out of the solid stone have made Slow er gardens to bloom at the base and the top of the massive columns which support, the robfs. In them the greatest of artists have been called upon to illus trate their genius In rellgtpus pictures, as Leonardo da Vinci’s "Last Supper" In a Milan convent is painted upon. the walls of a Santa Marla delle Grazie, within which Napoleon’s troops once stabled their horses, or as Michael An gelo's,"Lust Judgment" was painted upon the wall of the Sistlne chapel at Rome, or as the beautiful angels of a Domini can monk, Fra Angelico are seen march ing through the dark corridors of tho Florentine convent of San Marco. In them the finest of musicians play upon their organs. The sweetest of voices sing in their choirs. The most eloquent of preachers plead from their pulpits. But the temple that Christ most desires to occupy is the temple of your heart, and that may be adorned by the graces that the Holy Spirit supplies. % '•But,” says some man, "how can I beautify my physical body? I grant that I need not be slovenly or unkempt in ap parel, but I do not grant that I can change my looks. I can not, in the lan guage of Nlcodemus, for the second time be born of the flesh." Oh, yes. my broth er, you can. You can start today to ob tain from God that grace which will make you physically a new being. It is a physiological law that every seven years the body goes through a complete change. Seven years from now there will be not any part of a bone, finger nail, or atom of flesh in your physical existence which is part of you today. Like the old Con stitution, more commonly called Old Ironsides, once the pride of the Ameri can navy, whose hull was made over so many times that there have been many Constitutions instead of one, so you, my brother, have had many different physical bodies. You are always putting off an old body; you are always putting on a new. Galen was converted from atheism by studying the wonderful construction of the human skeleton. But the move ment of a joint in a skeleton Is not nearly so wonderful to me as the fact that the skeleton of a man who died when he was seventy years of age represents at least 1 ten distinct skeletons, which at different periods of his existence walked around under the same man’s personality. A Wonderful Structure. The physically body is continually be ing changed. This fact being then grant ed, If you will only let the Holy Ghost dwell within the temple which ought to be his, then he will make you physically ofrer anew. Tour voice will become soft er in tone, because it will only speak the language of love. Your -ace will change In looks, for then your g ntle spirit will mold it. Your hand will change its con formation, for then, instead of being the knotted muscles of a human brute or a ( lose fist of a miser, looking in its vin dictiveness like the grinning gargoyles of Notre Dame, ready to spring upon their prey below, It will be flic open palm of succor and have the warm grasp of a sympathetic touch. Yes, my brother, you can artistically and aesthetically as | well as spiritually beautify your physical body. You can surrender it, in the name of Jesus Christ, to be made over entirely anew to his service. A strong temple! A clean temple! A beautiful temple! We have been deserib ril 4 1 V IT AI f Y’C The Pioneers in Low Prices., wIlxliLrll/ UV Cj |s( Ave., corner 19th St. A Satisfying Store for Fall Clothing Buyers. Clothing in the sense of everything needed for one’s attire. 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Each temple5 is supposed to be the personal property of an Individual divinity In the same “sense ns a man's house belongs to him when the title deed is not only put In the fam ily safe, but also recorded among the county records. If this be true, what Is the next step? i Why, each temple should have a day when it is publicly dedicated to the deity for whom it Is built. When me Solomon ic temple was to be at list dedicated, the king made the. service one of nation al Import. He assembled In one place all the officers and men of state, and on that occasion he sacrificed 120.000 sheep and 22,000 oxen. The1 rivers *of blood which flowed from that altar signify to us how great an occnBton that dedication must have been. When a few years ago the famous Col ogne cathedral was dedicated all Europe sent Its representatives to meet the king of Prusia on the^ spot. This cathedral was hegun In 124R. It w5ns begin In the r.ame of the I’at her. Hon and Holy Spirit. The work, however, was not com pleted In the thirteenth century, nor the fourteenth, nor the fifteenth, nor the sixteenth, nor the seventeenth, nor the eighteenth. At last, in the nineteenth century, the work was finished. Then camo the dedication. Ah. that must have been a wonderful sight when Ht. Peter's at Rome was dedicated! If the Catholic world could have been so wrought up over the coronation of Pope Plus X, surely It must have been more enthusi astic over the dedication of that wonder ful structure which was designed by Mi chael Angelo and brought to a success ful completion by a long list of succeed ing architects. ' The Dedication. Now. my brother, It Is right and proper that every temple should be publicly de dicated. When are you Tdng to public ly dedicate your temple, your physical body, to the service of Jesus Christ? This body Is a priceless treasure which we should offer him. How precious It Is hut few can fujly appreciate unless they lose part of their plyyslcal anatomy. Pome years ago I was being shown through a factory. My guide was a one armed man. After showing me room after room filled with machinery, he at last pointed to a revolving wheel and said, “That is where T lost my arm.” “Well," 1 said to him. “I guess you do not miss It much. You have an easy position now, and your pay is bigger than It was be fore." “Yes. r know." he answered, “but 1 would gladly give It up if -1 could, for then I had my srm. A man does not know how much' he loves his arm uhtll it Is gone." Ah, yes, this body of ours Is no small gift to dedicate to Jesus. The hand—it has carried for us many bur dens; the foot— It walked for us many miles; the tongue—It has expressed for us many a want. When are you going to dedicate this body, this old body of yourr. to Jesus Christ? Do you not want to give It to Christ, so that he may give it divine rcjuvination? ’’ I never wish to hear a man make a slighting remark about his physical body, Never say, as do so many. “Oh, I do not care what becomes of my body after I am dead!” You should care, my brother. You should care, in the first place, be cause that body has been a good friend to you, and, secondly because that body, if it lie Christ's now, is to be “sown in corruption and raised in Incorruption.” a glorified, Immortal spiritual body, tit for the companionship or tne angels and the redeemed. Speak no ill about your body. Re member, also, my brother, you should not compel your loved ones to do with your body what they do not want to do. “L shall be cremated.” I beard a man say. some time ago. I turned to him and said: “Friend, you have not any right to demand that your loved ones shall cre mate your body, if they wish to do it, all right. But, if they do not wish to do it, then let them have the sweet, yet sad comfort of going out to your grave to plant forget-me-nots where sleeps tha mortal part of one whom they have dear ly loved." The body is more than flesh, though it. crumble Into dust. At the end of an earthly life, it shall be raised, a new and heavenly body, for the life eter nal. Trifle not with it! Abuse it not! Despise it not! It is the temple• oik the Holy Ghost! Valuing an American Woman. From Exchange. The arrival of the first American wo men in Bongoa was a great event for the Morns, who lined the wharf to watch their disembarkation. An old maharajah wag especially Interested. Noticing his atten tion the governor of Bongoa asked the old fellow what he thought the quarter muster's wife, a Junoesque lady, should I be worth In dollars and cents. 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