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I'HAPTI II I. -To Iha Kenttirajr wIMer.
neea on 1 1.. t r-onimarioVil hy Jorum Han
' I" II time Iriinoitiatrly prnfl n
Ilia ftiiiiiiirn, i onie while troy fil l
ing fr.itu a trioe of Shaon.-ee by whom
he hail lm lapiurrd ami al ipiaii aa a
atn of th chief. Kiiiuw Mr ia s"ea
eh-lter nnil itin in iha favnraiila alien
tlun of lutt laiidell. a lea.ler aiming
iha eVItlire.
ClfAITKR II -The boy warne hla new
frlemla nf 1 1 oniin of a Miiawriee war
party The fori la atta ar.1. ami only
eat e l hy the timelr aii. aram of a
riy of Viraimans The leader of theaa
fatally ,nin.l.-rt. hut In ha dying mo.
mania reongnisea Iha fugitive youth aa
ha aon.
"tlAPTKIt III -At Iter) Onae -ilanta-lion
on ti e Jamea river. Virginia. Colonel
Ml a hmiif. tii i.i.y apixara with a
mm it- f,.r ih .aiionel, i,a after reail
a Ing it intro.iuree iha hearer u hia itaush-
lar Huriaii aa liar couain. Kraklne lala
riMPTKH IV -Kraklne mera two
Sl.'.Tr '?" Harry lhla and Hugh
flMITFR V - Daeling rapiers on
all al lied naka attract Lrtkine'e at
tention He takee hla fliat fen. lug leaaoa.
from Hugh lve Van .1.1 1 at Williame
burg on eueinree, Tieite Had Oaka
rmtTr.n Vf-At tha rountr fair at
wiiam.iirg Krakine meeta a youth.
Kane irv. and there at onra armea a
diatinrt antagnniam between tham. ira.
In liquor. Ir.aulta Kraklne. and Iha latter,
for th mut.irnt all Indian, atrawe hia
knife Tandell diaarma Mm. Aahamed
of hla conduit In iha affair lth tircy,
aV.kine Iravee Real naka that night, to
ralurn to iha wilderneae Tenriell. with
Harry and Hugh, who haa tMan per
raittad to viait tha fcanrt.re fort, overtake
him Al tha plantation tha boy had loft
a, nota In which ha aava tha property.
thl. h la hla aa tha ann of Colonel lal e
ol.lar Brother, la llarbara
rHAPTrTH VM-The party la mat by
three Mhawneee. who bring neare to Er
aklne lerhoee Indian name la White Ar.
row) that hia foeter father. Kahloo. la
ring and deatree him lo rome to the
tiihe and become Ha chief After brief
elan to the fort Eraklne goea lo tha tribe
Ha find a there a white woman and her
hairhreed daughter. Karljr Morn, anil aavea
Iha woman from death. He telle Kali toe
na la with tha Americana againat tha
Britlah An enemy, (.'rooked lightning,
overhear him.
rilAPTKK VIII. -Kahloo aenda Kraklne
lo a mum II where Hrltlah envoya meet
Indian rhief Iwne (Jrey la there, and
tha hitter feeling la Intenalried Crooked
Lightning dennunrra Kraklne aa a traitor
and friend i f the Amernwna. Tha youth
aoapaa death by flight
CHAPTER IX -R. aching hla tribe. Er
aklne f)nl hia enemlee have tha upper
hand He la held aa a pnaoner waiting
only for the arrival of Crooked Ught
ing tn he burnetl at tha ataka Karly
Morn relt-aaea him and ha re hea Jerome
wndera' fort aafely
CHA.ITKR X -The Revolution apreada
Oe-irge Iti'ier Clark vlalta the fort,
rakin n.in to mn Clark'a eipedl
tlon In the Nnrthaeat At IU.I link! ha
Bn.la I 'a lie drey appanantly on mora than
frun.ll trrma with Harhara
I'llAPTKH M-Krakine and Grey en
gaga In a duel with rap'ere, though tha
former knew nothing of fencing The
fight la atoned by Colonel lala.
IIAITKIt XII -llarhara and Kraklne
arrive at a ami of mutual underatan.ilng,
hough i he boy haa little hope of winning
her lov.
CIIAI'TKIt XIII -Krakine a.companle
the CUrk etpt-tlitlnn ti Kaakaakla, which
la laptureil The Imliana In the ekpedi
tlon attempt to overthrow claik. hut
largely through Kraklne the plot faila.
The Imi aci titupanlea hia foaler father.
KahtiMi. Iii k to the trll. t-arly Mom
atuae her love for him
Kr-klne hml trlvfti Itlm-k Wolf hla
llff. Mini tlie oiinif lirnve liml aiiS'iit-lli-
lil iiti'l frvltfil unlp It ir.
ly. Ami Inn KrxkliH hml lu'k'iin tn
allow aiinu1 lifi'il In Kurljr Morn a ftpn-a
Ji-iiliiimy wln-il tin- hhvhi;)1, n ml hU
ol.l hntri'il una rclmrn a ItiuiiHiiiiilfiilil
liiurv alrnnif anil tlinl, tixi, Kruklnc
lu kut'M. Mi nt ran low ami a hunt
Inif uir'v vsi'iit kliruHil. lininf wiii
mn hp Mini mily ttfti-r tin- ai'iiunl ilay
una tlirrt a kill. Knklnp lml alk'lil
i a It n are hiK'k, hail Anil ipilikly
' arnl at pIhw rnngi. WuimuIpiI, tlM
lun k lnn i Imrfiul. Kmkliip'a knife wan
Ivxlkti'il In lila lu'lt. nml Ilia lim-k waa
tiluiti him hpfiire lip ruulil get It out.
Iritil In ilart for a lrv, atuinlilpil,
lurntil, ami ratiKlit the liiftirhiteil
hfiiiNt li the horna. He ullereil no
rry, hut the aiiKry hellour of fhe alnif
rem heil Ihe eiira of Kluck Wolf
throiiiih the hihhIh, nml he iliirtinl to
wanl I lip niMinil. Anil he mine none
fiMi aiMiii. Kmkliie heiiril Ihe rnn k of
a rlllp. the HtatC uiiiul over, ami lie
anw Hhii'k Wolf Miiimllnit over him
with a nirloiialy irluiiiilinnt look on
hla aatiiriilne fare. In Kraklne, when
he roae, the white man wax ireilnm
liiiinl, anil he IhriiHl out hla huml, hut
lllai'k Wolf litnureil It.
"White Ariow nave Itlat-k Wolf hla
life. The il.'l.t ia ihIiI."
Kraklne looketl it t hla enemy, ihmI
(hit. ami the two hore the nIiiii gwajr.
limtanlly murkeil rhiiiik'e) wua
ilnln In llliii'k Wolf, lie tolil tha
atory of the flicht with the lunk to
all. Itaililly he threw off the mantle
of aliiime. aialkeil haughtily lliruiu'li
the vllliik'e. mid went hark to oien
eninlly wllh Kroklne. At iluk a ilay
or two Inter, when he wag fotniiiaT
down the ath from ihe while wmn
an'a wiicMam, llliuk Wolf ii in fronted
til mi. Kiiiwlinir,
"Knrly Morn hIiiiII helonit lo ItliK'k
Wolf." he aiihl liiMiilently. Kraklne
met hla Inilpful, half-drunken eyea
Fox, Jn 3&;
"We will leave that to Knrly
Strni." he aiilil nuilly, and then lliun
dered atuMenly :
"Out of injr w"
PlU'k Wolf hpHitareil an. I gara war
hut ever therraftt-r Krxkinv wua on
In Ihe while woinnn, Iimi, Kraklne
now uw a lui tik'i'. Oiii'e ahe had en-riiiirHm-.
him to atay with the In
dluiia; now nhe IhbI no oiiortuiilty
to tirne nuallial It. She had heard
Hint I In ii 1 1 1 ton would try to retake Vln
cemiea. that he waa formlii( a irrent
furie with wlili Ii to iintrrh anutli.
awet'i throiiKh Ketilin ky, hatter down
the wiNHh-n forta, ami forv the Ken
tinklana hehlnd the gn-nt niotinlalu
wall. Krxklne would he needeil hy
Hie whiles, who would never umh-r-aliunl
or tnixt him If he Mhould atay
with the Indiana. All thin nhe apoke
one tiny when Kraklne tame to her
tent to talk, lli-r fare had hlaiM'htrd.
alie had argued aaalonately that he
nniMt go, and Kraklne waa aorely iti
nlfd. The girl, too, had khihii tvlu-l
llotia and illwoliedient, for the rhanxe
In her iimther waa ilaln alien to her,
and ahe Ton Id not imderataiid. More
over, Kraklne'a atuhhoniueNa grew, and
he lH-gan to flaine within at the alalk
llig Inaolence of Itlai'k Wolf, who
allied through the ahadowa of tiny
and the duak to apy on the two where
ever they i-ame together. And one
day when the aun waa midway, ami
In the oien of the village, the da ah
came, lllai'k Wolf darted forth from
hia wigwam, hla eyea hloodaliDt with
rage and drink, anil hla hunting knife
In hla hand. A rry from Knrly Morn
warned Kraklne and he wheeled. Aa
Kiark Wolf tuaile a vliloua aluah'nt
hi ill he aiming aalde, and with hla
Mat ra unlit the aavage lit the Jaw.
Illark Wolf fell heavily and Kraklne
waa ilium him wllh hla own knife at
hla eiiPiny a throat.
"Slop them ! old Kahtoo cried
aternly, hut It waa I lie terrified ahrlek
of Hie white woman that atayed Kra
klne'a hand. Two young hravea ilia
armed the fallen Indian, and Kalitoo
haiked Inquiringly at hla adopted a-m.
"Turn him liMiMe!" Kraklne arorued.
"I hnie no fear of him. II la a
woman and drunk, hut next time I
shall kill Mm."
The white woman had run down,
aught Knrly Morn, and waa leading
her dai'k to her tent. F'nmi Inaide
prewiitly mine low, puaNlonnte plead
ing from Hie woman ami an oootalmial
anil from the girl. And when mi hour
later, at dusk, Krakine turned upward
toward the lent, the girl gave a hor
rified rry, fiiiNhpd from the tent, and
darted for the high i llff over the river.
'Viitrh her!" rrled the mother.
"Quirk!" Kraklne fled after her, over
took her with her lianda upraiaed for
the pluiik'e on the very edge of the
rllff, and half parried her, Htruggllng
ami aolililtig. hark to the tent. With
in the girl ilriiiil in a weeping heap,
and wllh her fare covered, and the
woman turned to Kraklne, agonized.
"I told her." ahe W'hUMred, "and
ahe wua going to kill Iwrarlf. You
are my aon !
a a a a
Still kleepleaa at duwn, the hoy rode
llrrlly Into Hie wimhN. At aiiiiM-t he
rnme In. gaunt wllh hroodlng and hun
ger. Ilia fuKter inolher drought til tn
food, hut lie would nut touch It. The
Imllan woman glared al him with keen
ausplrlon, mid pri'Mputly old Kalitoo,
piisNlug ttlowly, la-nt on him the name
look, hut nuked no tpieatlon. Kraklne
gave no heed to either, hut hia inolher.
watrhlng fritiu hp: wigwam, miiler
hIimhI and grew feurful. Quickly khe
Kteppcd oulslilr and called him, ntnl
he rose nml w ent to her hew lldered ;
ahe wax mulling.
"They are watrhlng." ahe auld. and
Krxklne, too. underNtood, and kept hla
hark toward the watrhcra.
"I have decided," he auld. "Von
and ahe iiiiiki leave here and go with
Ilia mother pretended much tlla
lileiiNiire. "She will not lra p. and I
will not leave her" her llpa tremhled
"and I would have gone long ago
hut "
"I underatand," Interrupted Kraklne.
"hut you will go now with your ami."
The poor woman had to aowl.
"No, ami you must not tell them.
They will never let me go, and they
will uae me to keep you here. You
inimt gn at once. She will never leave
thlu tent a a long aa you are here, and
If you may nhe will die, or kill her
aclf. Home day " She turned
ahruptly and went hack Into her tent
Kraklne wheeled Hml went to old Kah
too. "You want Knrly Morn?" asked the
old limn. "You ahull have her."
"No," auld the hoy, "I am going
hack to the hlg chief.'
"You are my aon and I am old and
"I am a aoldler and must oliey the
hlg rliliTa r.iiiimiiinls, aa must you."
"I ahull live." aald the old man
wearily, 'until ynti come agnln."
Kraklne nodded and went for hla
horse. Illark Wolf watched hi in wllh
malignant sutNfiirtl.ui, hut aald nothing-nor
did Crooked Lightning. Kra
klne turned once aa he rode away.
Ilia mother waa aliunllng outside her
wigwam. Mournfully alie waved her
hand, belil'ld her and within the lent
he cotilii ee Knrly Morn with both
hniitla at lor hreast.
Pawned 17SI.
The wnr waa coming Into Virginia at
last. Virginia falling .would thrust a
great wedge through Ihe center of the
ronfpilernry, feed the Itrlfish armies
and end the flght. Curnwiillla wna tn
drive the wedire, and never had the
opening seemed easier. Virgin!, wna
drained of her fighting men, and nouth
of the mouiitnlna waa protected only
hy a militia, for the moat part, of
old men and hoys. North and south
run despair. The soldiers had no pay.
little fooil, and only old wornout mats,
taitered linen overall, and one blan
ket between three men. to protect
Uem fraui drifting anow and Icy wind
liven ihe great Washington waa nesjf
despair, and In foreign help hla aole
hon' lay. Already the traitor, Arnold,
had taken Itlrhinolid, hurtled w .re
houses, and returned, hut little har
assed, to I'ortsmoiith.
Cornwallla waa coming on. Tarle
ton'a white rnngcra were lieilpvlllng
the land, and It wna at this time that
Kraklne Inile once more rode Firefly
to the river James.
The boy had loin two yeara In tha
wllda. Whvn he left Ihe Shawnee
ramp winter waa retting In. that ter
rible winter of '711 of deep anow and
Irtinger and cold. When he rearhed
Kaakuskla, Captain t'lnrk had gone to
Kentucky, and Kraklne found bad
new a. Hamilton and Ilay had taken
Vluceiinea. There Captain llelm'a Cre
olea, aa- aoon aa they saw the rel
coats, allpiail away from him to aur
render their arms to the Hrltlah, and
tluia deserted by ail, he and the two
or three Americana vlth hi in hail to
give up the fort. The Krench reswore
allegiance lo Itrltiiin. Hamilton eon
flai'uted their llitior and broke up their
billiard tuldea. He let hla Indiana
acatter to their villages, and with his
regulnra, volunteers, white Indian
leatlera and retl auxiliaries went Into
Winter quartern. One hand of Shaw
neea he aeiit to uhlo to acout and
take aralpa In the settlements. In the
spring he would sweep Kentucky ami
destroy all the settlements west of
the Alleghaniea. So Kraklne and Have
went for Clark; and that trip neither
ever forgot. Storms had followed each
other alnce late November ami the
anow lay ileep. Cattle and horses
ierlshed, deer and elk were found dead
In the woods, and buffalo came at
tUKhtfall to old Jerome Sunders' fort
for fisal and companionship with hla
starving herd. There waa no aalt or
vegetable food; nothing but tha flesh
of lean wild game. Yet. w,hlle the
frontiersmen remained crowded In
the atockadea and the men hunted and
the women made clothes of tanned
deer hldea, buffalo-wool cloth, and net
tle hark linen, and both hollowed "nog
gtna" out of the knot of a tree, Clark
made his amazing march to Vin
cciines. recaptured It by the end of
February, and sent Hamilton to Wil
liamsburg a prisoner. Krsklne pleaded
to be allowed to take him there, hut
Clark would not let him go. Perma
nent garrisons were plai-ed at Yin
ceinica and Cnhokla, and at Knskaskla.
Krsklne stayed to help make ienre
with the Indiana, punish iiiHraiidera
and limiting bands, ao that hy the
end of the year Clark might alt at
the falls of the Ohio aa a shield for
the West and a sure guarantee that
the whiles would never lie forced to
hIiiiiiiIhB wild Kentucky.
The two years In the wildeniesa
had left their murk on Krakine. He
waa lull, lean, wwarthy, gaunt, and
Tha Two Yar in tha Wildarneaa Had
Left Thair Mark en Eraklne.
yet he waa not all WihmUiiiuii, for
lila born Inheritance aa gentleman had
been more than emphasized hy hla aa
aiM'iallon with Chirk anil certain Cre
ole oltlrera ill the Northwest, who hud
Improved his French and gratllled one
pet wish of bis life alnre hia laat visit
lo Hie Jiiinca Ihey hud tuught him to
fence. Ilia mother he hud not aeeu
again, but be had learned that ahe
waa alike und not yet blind. Of Kurly
Morn he had heard iioHiIiik at all.
Once a trn.aiar had hrninrhf word of
Imne flrey. firry wan in Rii7iirt)4!i3
and prmilnetit In the gny doings of
Hint rl'y. He had taken part In a
brilliant pageant called the "Mlschl
aura," which waa sinned hy Andre,
and wns reported a close friend of
that II! fated young gentleman.
After the light at I'lipia. with (lark
Kraklne put forth for old Jerona San
tiers' fort. He found the hard dnya
of walit over. There waa not only
rorn In plenty but wheat, potattrcs,
pumpkins, turnips, melons. Hume waa
plentiful, and entile, horses, and hogs
had multiplied on cane and buffalo
clover. Ituli-ed. It was a comparative
ly peaeeful full, and though Hark
pleaded wllh him, Kraklne atubbornly
net hla face for Virginia.
At Wllllunislierg Krsklne learned
man)- things. Colonel Pale, now a
general, was still with Waihlngton and
Harry was with him. Hugh wna with
the Virginia mlllilii and Pave with
Turleton's legion of rnngers In their
white uniforms were aroiirging Vir
ginia as they had arourged the Car
olltins. Through the .! nines Itlver
country they had gone with Are and
aword, burning liouaea, carrying ofj
horses nVsfrtylna crops, burning grain
In the mills, In) lug plantations to
waste. Iliirbara'a mother wua dead.
Her neighbors hud moved to safety,
hut Biirlmru, he heard, still lived with
old Mammy and Kphraiiu at Hed Oaks,
unless that, too, had been recently
put to the torch. Where, then, would
he find her?
Pown the river Kraklne rode wllh a
aail heart. At the plure where he
hail fought w ith I Jrey he pulled Fire
fly to a aiiilden halt. There wasMhe
boiitnliiry of lied Ouks and there
at art im a desolation Hint run aa fur
aa his eye could reueh. Hed Uuka
hud not been sHired, and he put Fire
fly to a fast gallop, with eyes strained
far ahead ami hla heart beating with
agonized foreboding and aavage rage.
Soon over a distant clump of trees
he could see the chimneys of Bar
barn's home hla home, he thought
helplessly and perhaps those chlm
lieya were all that waa left. And
then he aaw the roof and tlie upper
windows and the cap of the big col
umns unharmed, untouched, ami he
pulled Firefly In again, with over
whelming relief, and wondered at the
miracle. Again he atarted and again
pulled In when he caught alght of
three horses hitched near the stiles.
Turning quickly from Hie road, he
hid Firefly In the underbrush. Very
quietly he allpied along the path by
the river, ami, pushing aside through
the rose hushes, lay down where un
even he could peer through the closely
matted hedge. He had Dot long to
wait. A white uniform Issued from
the great hall door and another and
another and after them Barbara
amlllng. The boy's blood ran hot
smiling at tier enemies. Two ofni-er
bowed, Barbara courtesled, and they
wheeled on their heela and descended
the atepa. The third stayed hehlnd a
moment, bowed over her hand and
kissed It. The watcher's blood turned
then to liquid lire. ' Great Uod. ut
what price was that noble old house
left standing? (Irlnily, swiftly Kr
akine turned, sliding through the
hushes like a snake to the edge of
the mad along which they must pass.
He would tight the three, for hia life
waa worth nothing now. He heard
them laughing, talking at the stiles.
He heard them speak Barbara'
name, and two seemed to be banter
ing the third, whose answering luugh
seemed acquiescent ami triumphant.
They were coming now. The boy had
hia pistols out, priioed ami cocked.
He waa rising on hia knees. Just about
to leup to his fti i ami out into the
mad, when be fell hack into a
startled, paralyzed, Innctlve heap.
Glimpsed through an opening in the
hushes, the leading trooper III the uni
form of Tarleton's legion was none
other than 1 hi tie lire), und Krskiue'a
brain bad worked quicker than Ida
angry heart. This was a mystery
that must be solved before hla plsuils
spoke. He rose crouching as the
frontiers rode away. If Tarleton's
men were around he would better
leave Firefly where he wus In the
woods for a while. A startled gasp
behind him made him wheel, pistol
once more In hand, to find a negro,
mouth wide om-ii and staring at him
from the road.
"Marse Krakine!" he gasped. It
waa Kphralm. the hoy who hud let!
Burtiuru's while ponies out long, long
ago, now a tall, muscular lad with
an ebony fine und duz.liug teeth.
"Whut you doln' hyeh, siihT Whur'
yo' boss? (iuwd, I'se sutu'ly glad to
see )'uh." Krsklne ioiiiied to an onk.
"Right by that tree. But him in
the aiable und feed him."
The negro slusik his head.
"No, mill. I'll take de feci I down
to him. Too many redcoats nasslir
round heuh. You bettah go In de buck
day dey might see yub."
"Wiran't one of those subtler who
Just rode away Mr. Pane lireyT"
The negro hesitated.
"What's he doing In a Kritlsh uni
form r
The hoy shifted his great shoulders
uneuaily and looked aside.
"I don't know, miIi 1 don't know
Kraklne knew he was lying, but re
Mscted his loyulty.
"tio tell Mia Barbara I'm here and
then feed my horse."
(To ba continued)
(Continued from Pag-e Two)
seas of the world.
A dream? I aUto the sober fact
if the future, if we are true.
"I have set before thee door
I opened which none can shut," a door
f opportunity for the widespread
ptoclamation, for the increasing per
sonal appropriation, and for the social
application of the (impel of Impartial
"It was not until 1371-90,A.D., when
jcr.lousy divided the Christian powers
that I'hilailclphia fell before the
united forces of the Byzantine,
(Christian) emperor and the Turkish
Sultan." Then the door was shut.
No man can shut the door which
Kti.nd open to us today. If thru
pride of place, thru lust of power.
thru emphas;s upon non-essentials,
there arise jealousies and rancof anJ
animosities, he who holds wide for
us the door will shut it in our face.
Men and women, well did John Fee
say, "We can be united on Christ;
oi opinions we cannot.
Ijrt us enter the dir which the
Master fling wide today. Does it
mean courage?
"When the r.trife Is fierce, the war
fare long;.
Steals on the ear the distant tri
umph son if,
And hearts are brave again, and
rms are strong."
Does it mean patience? Hear
ap.ain the words of our early leader:
"Often triala will come, friends
fail, and the heavens above appear
an brass and the earth beneath as
iron, yet if you will hold on with
Jacob, or stand still with Moses, you
will see the face of God; the Red
Sea of difficulties will open before
you, and you will walk thru dry
shod." Today are fulfilled the dreams, the
hopes, the prophecies of brave men
and trustful women. We enter a
church planned and built with sacri
fice and loving skill. We enter
door of opportunity flung; open wide
by Him who is the First and the
List and the Living; One. Let u
press on, holding fast to our hearts
the word of God's Impartial love,
loyal to the name which ia above
every name. And this day, when we
dedicate the Fee Memorial, shall be
to us a memorable day a day when
a great effectual door opens which
none shall shut.
Fifteen Sunday Schools Represented
The Union Sunday-school rally, un
der the direction of Asher 6 Stronvr,
principal of the model school on Scaf
fold Cane, was an inspiring; meeting.
Fifteen Sunday Schools were repre
sented and each answered to the roll
call with a report (riving; the number
of officers and teachers, the average
attendance, and the number present
at this service. In addition to the
reports given by the Sunday schools
acme schools from out of town came
prepared to entertain with short pro
grams. Blue Lick was handicapped
owing to the fact that one of their
wagons broke down and a part of
the Sunday school fc-as delayed.
Those present representing Blue LicU
sang "The Church in the Wildwood"
and another delightful song wltich Mr.
Christopher introduced as "Tha
Jewell." Scaffold Cane School sang
"Since Jesus Came into My Heart;"
and Silver Creek sang, "Come Join
Our Sunday School,", a song which
has been put to the tune of The
Battle Hymn of the Republic and
adopted by the State Sunday School
After the children's exercises Fx
President Frost made a brief address,
first to the children, and then to the
parents, with this outline of thought:
The forty-fifth psalm is a marriage
song, and the sixteenth verse shows
how people come into the world in
groups. All the while we are letting
g'i hands with our grandparents, and
r aching on to take the hands of our
grandchildren. This is the order of
life and of history. This is what the
psalmfst says, as he looks at the
changes of life, "Instead of thy fa
thers ahill be thy children."
Why are children so happy? They
hrve not so many mistakes to mourn
over. And they trust their parents
bitter than we trust God! And God
loves to bestow happiness. He ar
ranges that the moat wretched peo
ple in the world shall have happy
hours in childhood.
Children, remember five things.
1. You are loved. You know
something of mother's love, and fa
ther's love. But did you know how
much your teachers, in school and
Si'nday-schiMil, love you? And the
State of Kentucky loves you, for it
has made roada fur you to travel
over, and school-houses. And George
Washington and all our country's pa
ti iots loved you. They all lubored, as
wo say, for posterity. Posterity
means children. You are posterity)
And God's peoplo loved you, for
they prepared meeting houses for
y u. And this meeting house is for
yiu. Whenever we want to gather
ai, some central place, here U place.
And we plan) to have many other
gatherings here in which you will
have good times. God has no pleas
ure In a church house except when it
1 1 full of people!
2. Now you ere going to pay back
this love by honoring your parents,
serving your country, and working
foi church and Sunday-school all your
3. Your thief business now is to
glow grow in body and in mind.
f You cannot earn as much as man,
but you can learn more and faster
tl.an a man. Do you measure how
tall you are? Do you measure how
smart you arc? Can you count
hundred? Can you dress chicken?
Can you keep a promise? Can you
tmd a garden? Can you keep on
working wnen you are ti red 7 can
you be honest when you have
chance to cheat? Are you growing
ii power to do fine things?
4. Don't be in a hurry to quit
school, and leave home, and get mar
tied. Be in a hurry to get ready for
these things. It is an awful thing
to be 21 years old and only have the
n.ind and education of a child of 10.
Get ready to be grown up, and be
f re you know it, you will be.
i 5. How old should one be to be
come a Christian? Old enough to
leve and help your mother. The
very small child only loves his
mother as he loves his milk-bottlo.
But when he can understand hit
mother a little, and help her, then he
i old enough to love and serve God.
A young Christian is not like and old
Christian any more than a lamb is
like a sheep. You do not have to be
old to be a real Christian.
Now let me speak to the older peo
ple. 1. Our children are our teachers.
Many a man who would not sign the
temperance pledge of himself will
sign it for the sake of his children.
And from our feeling toward our
children we learn God's feeling to
ward us.
2. You can do more for your chil
dren than any school can do. Yon
can show them what to love and
what to desire and what to hate.
The seh6ols seldom do much except
fcr the children that have been start
Co' right by their parents.
3. You owe something to all chil
dttn. If there is a . sorry family
near you, don't try to shut them out,
but befriend them and bring them in.
God cares as much for the child of
a horse-thief as for the child of a
I reacher.
4. Learn afresh today what thia
Union Church stands for. If you do
not all belong to the Union Church,
nevertheless the Union Church be
longs to you. We shall have enter
tainments here for your young peo
ple, and hospitality for neighbors
when they come to town. We ca-i
be of help to all the people for miles
around. That is what these spacious
community rooms are for they are
not for us but for you.
Pease understand us. All who are
so led we are glad to welcome into
our membership; but we do not aim
to steal sheep from other folds. We
hope to benefit those who are mem
bers of other churches, and of no
church. Whoever yon are, this
Union Church house is here for your
use it belongs to you.
And please understand the Union
platform. The churches of the New
Testament were all Union Churches.
Paul explains in Rom. XIV that dif
ferences of opinion should not divide
the followers of Christ In almost
exactly his words this church says,
"We receive all followers of Christ
and work with all who work with
Him." Denominationalism came in
le.ter. We heard a dear and eloquent
brother say there were 200 different
denominations in the world and only
cne of them could be right. How can
he prove that? They may all be
wrong. Better than that, they may
al) be right! Whenever a company
of Christians in one place unite to
serve Him, and are visited by Hij
spirit, that company, no matter how
niuny faults and fads they may have,
ii a true church.
The Union Church takes in all that
is best in every denomination. We
are Methodists we mention John
Wesley as often as any Methodist
church. We are all Presbyterians
we keep Ub on their work and send
money to their missions every year.
We are all Baptists, believing in in
dependence, and sending our b'st
member tc help the Baptist wvk
thru all thia region. And we follow
Alex. Campbell in prayer for Chris
tian union.
And we are not a lonesome as we
used to be. Union churches are
stringing up everywhere, and nearly
all Christians now agree that in mis
sion field all churches must be
union. The heathen must not see
Christians divided.
5. Finally, brethren, the time for
bringing up children, for helping
neighbors, for serving the Lord on
earth, i short. Thia church houso
may be here 100 years but we shall
not be here very long. Let us drop
everything but what ia of most im-
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