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THE TULTlT. A B7tlLL!AMT SUNDAY SERMON 6V DEAN H. MARTYN HART. Snbjec': Tithinc?The Social Problem. * . Denver, Col.?Dran H. Marty 11 Hart, of the St. John's! Cathedral, recently fj- * preached a sermon on "Tithing? the * Divine Solution of the Social Problem." The text was from Matthew xxnrgi: "KeiKicr. mereuut-. umvi Caesar the things which are Caesar's and unto (icni the things which are God's.'' Dean Hart said: "It surely was no just argument that because the head of Caesar was upon the coin it therefore belonged to hinj ^ and ought to be returned to the imperial treasury, any more than because the efiigy of the king is struck upon the English sovereign that therefore all sovereigns are his property. "You will notice that the Lord had said. 'Show me the tribute money.' A bystander offered the coin, which lay in the extended palm of the Lord's hand. The Jews have ever been the most precocious of money dealers. Had the Romans permitted them to pay their taxes in all manner of coins, f great would have been the loss to the exchequer; therefore a coin was struck, and there are still some of them to be seen, in which alone it was lav **:1 to pay the tax. This coin had ~ frnm fho 71 Of IU UC (lUiLuaotu nviu I- ? the district, who looked after his own interests. The 'tribute money' went to Rome, to the imperial treasury. "The man who had produced the coin had already acknowledged his * liability and had provided himself with i ^ the means of liquidating it. The coin was only of use for the one purpose; that one thing was the payment of the tribute. The questioner had answered himself. 'Fulfill your obligation,' said the Lord, 'and render unto Caesar the things that bo Caesar's, and do not forget that the power of Caesar is only the representative of the higher power V whom kings reign, and if you admit the authority of the' servant by so much more should you recognize the authority of the Master; render, therefore, unto God the things that are i God's.' What, then, are 'the things of God' which we are required to render unto Him? r "If the contest requires that the parallel shall be continued, and it is in a sura of money tbat the answer must be given, then the only reply can be that one-tenth of every man's income is 'a thing of God.' Now what evik . dence have we that this is so and what is the purpose of the law? "The ultimate appeal as to what is truth must be the opinion of the race. If the opinion of all men could be taken as to the truth or falsity of any proposition, that would be a final determination. When anybody is in doubt of a legal or medical question, the only solution of the doubt is an ap1 peal to men of the legal or medical ? * professions. 'Counsel's opinion' is K taken, or the sufferer goes to a doctor If it were possible to extend this natural instinct to the limits of hu manity and upon any question ol v grave import the opinion of all mer could be ascertained, then that expres sion would be as nearly truth as it is possible for us men to arrive at. "The Lincolnian canon is as sure s rule as the most firmly established axiom. 'You cannot fool all the peo pie all the time.' There are, at least double the number of Bibles in th< world as there are all other books pui together. If the list of the libraries y in the world be taken out of an en cyclopedia and the number of tlieii volumes added, it will be found thai in all the libraries which possess ovei 100,000 volumes there are 50,000,00( books, and if we allow that there art as many books in household libraries as in these great public collections which is making a liberal estimate, w< may safely conclude that there ar< not mc*re than 100,000.000 seculai books in the world. But during th< last century the leading Bible societies of Europe and America put out mor< than 200.000,000 Bibles, in 360 differ ent languages. The British and For i eign Bible Society turns out of its presses seven Bibles, or parts of tin Bible, every minute, day and night It is, therefore, the opinion of the rac? that this Book is 'the most -valuable tiling in the world.' as the Archbishoi of Canterbury describes it, as he hand ed a copy to the new-crowned king. "The opinion of the race is that th( ' Bible is a book of truth; that it h what it professes to be?the revelatioz of the heavenly Father to the childrer of men. Now if this be the case, i' . would be strange indeed if this com munication from outside our life die not instruct us as to the great desider r ata of every individual. Let any on< ask himself what would make hin perfectly happy and content in thi: present state of existence. "The reply would be: First, to hav< a conscience void of offense; next, t< have no fear of death, but a lookin< ' ** "> rrl AUT* f a rht'OQ Icwl lur?aru iv a j iv ?v.M?vv* and finally, to be removed from anj anxiety as to the necessities of living As we should expect, the answers t< these essential requirements of lif< are given on the very first page o: human history. ^ "In the dramatic story of Cain anc Abel the three provisions for satisfy ing these three fundamental want! are plainly stated. These two broth ers came together on the same day, a the same time, to the same place, fo; the same purpose; there were tw< altars and each brought material fo sacrifice. "The essential truth of sacrifice, de spite the immense ingenuity whicl has been employed to explain it away remains stamped upon it. Millions o intelligent men have brought an inno cent victim to an altar erected to tin unseen but recognized God. Puttin; \ their hands on the head of the victim tney confessed tne sins wnicn lay ; burden on their conscience; they thu killed the sacrificial animal; the; burnt part of it and ate the rest of ii It would be an insult to the intelli gence of mankind to admit that all tli generations of men should, one nfte another, perform sacrifice in practical ly the same way, and mean nothin; by it. The meaning of its ritual i written large upon its surface. N sensible man could for a moment be lieve that the wrongs he had dom and which he regretted and woul undo if he could, and was prepared t make what atonement for he was ablf ? he eon hi transfer 1 a dumb animal by putting his hands on its head and confessing his sins. That innocent animal represented some other Being, who 'could bear the sins of the world.' The only nation of theologians the world has ever produced kept dear the original revelation. They knew there was 'a Lainb of God mat taketh away tlie sin of the world.' "That God requires of men a tenth, of their income, as a tax for the general purposes of the commonweal, and issued this law as one of the fundamental rules for the guidance of liu man society, is evident from the fact ' of its wide observance by ancient na1 tions. One instance must suffice. \n Plutarch's life of the Dictator Camillus. it is recorded that after the taking of the Etruscan City of Veil, the 1 augurs reported from their inspection 1 of the sacrifices, that the gods were outraged. An inquiry was instituted ' and it was ascertained that the sol diers who had been concerned in the sacking of the city had neglected to dedicate the accustomed tenth to the ^ ?* fannto /I tll.lt tlie fiUUJ. JLUC otlllliv uv- 4^V. victorious lesions should make restitution and that a cup of gold of eight 1 talents weight should he sent as a trespass offering to the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. 1 "The Roman ladies brought, of their own free will, such liberal gifts of jewels and gold that the Senate, to I honor them, decreed that funeral orations might be made at the obsequies of women, which hitherto had only been permitted over eminent public men. This extraordinary episode proves how rarely it happened that tithes were not paid and how grievous was the sin of omitting their payment. The further history of this incident also proves that the payment of tithes was a world wide institution and carried with it a sacredness which can only be accounted for by admitting that it was a primitive and universally recognized law of God. "Three senators of high rank were appointed to carry the restored tithe, with the trespass offering, to Delphos. On its way the embassy was taken by 7Vir>.qrinns_ who were then at war with Rome. But when the governor 1 of the city understood that the rich booty was tithe on its way to Delphos, he not only liberated the Romans, but ' sent a squadron of his own fleet to 1 convoy them safely on their way. "This dedication at a tenth, for the common purposes of the community. !1 could only have been devised by a ' mind which thoroughly understood the whole problem of the needs of human 1 society. If it were honestly practiced it would be found just enough to alle| viate all social pressure?and it is not a little to be wondered at. that the public eye should be blinded to such 1 an exceedingly simple and easily ex ecuted law. which could readily be ; enacted and as readily executed. Suppose that every citizen comprehended the effectiveness of the law of tithe L and voted that it should be constituted a national income tax, what would be the result? . "Consider the absolute impossibility of legislating against trusts or com! binations of capital. Legislation ' against the natural processes of trade ? can never be a success. The money [ getting proclivity is an element in the character of men, which, like other . characteristics, varies in different peo pie. Those in whom it is largely develoned will accumulate money natur L ally. If all the wealth of the community were evenly distributed among its individuals it would, in the course J of a few years, go back again fnto the [ hands of those who possessed the apti, tude of making money. The law of ' God would tax this capability for the . benefit of those who do not possess it, I and for those who by various disabil, ities gravitate below the line of comy fortable living. ; "The fixation of a tenth will be .' found to be that exact fraction which everybody can subscribe without disj tress, and exactly that sum which will \ maintain those who from various I causes are unable to maintain them\ selves. All communities have about j the same proportionate composition, I and the example afforded by this city 1 of Denver will be applicable to any other city mutatis mutandis. , "This city is composed of about thirl ty thousand houses. It will be readily conceded that for living purposes each " house must represent a yearly income ; of $1000. So that the minimum income \ of this city is $30,000,000. The actual income is probably twice that amount. But see the effect of tithing this mini^ mum $30,000,000. The tithe would be I $3,000,000. Now, by actual reckoning, j it is found that the income of the 125 j churches, that is, all moneys gathered t for all purposes from the people worshiping in them, amounts to less than ? $300,000. Last year the incomes of the ) five largest denominations were: The ? Presbyterians, $56,000; the Episcopa' lians, $4S,000; the Congregationalists, . $34,000; the Baptists, $31,000, and the * Methodists, $21,000. So that $250,000 ? will represent the religious income of "y this community. The County Coinmisr sioners expended on relief $S6.000. ; The four hospitals did' not spend in I charitable work $50,000. The other societies which exist for eleemosynary y purposes, together with all the private , charity of the city, will have their exf penditures well covered by $114,000. So that $500,000 represents the religj ious and charitable cost to a city of 165,000 people, of maintaining its s churches, hospitals and charitable societies. The public school system, t which is remarkably efficient, cost ,. $4S6.000. Thus, for all sorts of charity able relief, all sorts of religious effort - and for public education the city of Denver spent $1,000,000. If tithing were in force the tithe i commissioners would have, at the . least, $3,000,000 at their disposal?that f means to say that the churches might i- all be free, the hospitals wide open e and well equipped; public laundries might relieve the women of the work!. incr classes; their food might be cooked :i at the public kitchens; every man toe s old to work might be pensioned; the y streets might be gardens, where all such pensioners might have easy labor, i- and every reasonable cause for discone tent might be removed, r Let the people demand that an inI come tax of a tenth shall be a national g levy. The English pay income tax, s why should not Americans? The Moro mons pay tithe, and they have 110 pooi >- and no discontent, so far as the mattei ?. of living is concerned. It is the law ol d God. wonderful, simple and completeh 0 effective, whereby all social disabilities \ may be removed. A C1AN7 LAID LOW. Crippled an 1 Made 111 by Awful Kidney Disorders. Joltn Fernaays. fruit raiser, Webster, X. Y.. says: "I used to lift railroad J lies easily, but ^ wrenched my ^ back and began to suffer with S&; kidney trouble. I neglected it un 111 oue day a twinge felled me llke a 1(v?i made me crawl 0:1 hands and knees. I was so crippled for a time that 1 couldn't walk without sticks, had headaches and dizzy spells and the kidney I secretions were muddy and full of brickdust sediment. Doan's Kidney Tills made the pain disappear and corrected the urinary trouble. I have felt better ever since." Sold by all dealers. CO cents a box. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, X. Y. Prosperity In Alaska. According to the statements of Will Wilzinski, who has just returned from an extended trip in the north, in which he visited all the important points along the Yukon, Ala,ska is enjoying far greater prosperity than is generally supposed. Mr. Wilzinski states that business in the Yukon district is booming, and that all indications point to a steady and rapid improvement in trade conditions all through Alaska, with the exception of the more remote districts. "The large amounts of gold that have been taken out of the claims along the Yukon and the prospect of an exceptionally large cleanup next spring have resulted In a state of prosperity and stability never before seen in the northern districts," said Mr. Wilzinski. "Merchants and miners have been heavy buyers of all foodstuffs, implements and clothing, and the majority have laid in a supply which is calculated to last them all winter. During the winter season the business in the northern part of Alaska Is naturally restricted to some extent by the extreme cold, and most of the miners and prospectors lay up ?nn/) rtfrinlAo tZHUUgll |jiu? iOiUUO uiiu v/ca^i ax uvmco to last until spring, thus avoiding the higher prices that they are compelled to pay during the season when navigation on the Yukon becomes impossible."?Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The Recession of Niagara Falls. Horeshoe Fall lias receded more than 260 feet within the memory of living men, and is now travelling toward Lake Erie at the rate of fully 500 feet a century. At present the crest of this fall, as its name implies, has the general outline of a horseshoe, and its length is ahput 3.000 feet, but if the present rate of erosion continues the length of4Jie crest may reach 8,000 feet or more within the next half millenium. Now the Canadian end of the Horseshoe Fall is a flew rods upstream from the spot , whence Table Rock has fallen into the Gorge, but the indications are that this end of the cataract will gradually retire toward the Dufferin Islands, leaving a bare cliff as the apex cuts its way upstream.?Alton D. Adams in the Scientific American. Reasoning Power of Animals. Men apparently conceive ideas from a "clear sky," but such genius could not manifest itself were not the mind already highly cultivated by much conscious effort?reasoning? and experience. On the other hand, animals and small children become conscious of much knowledge by merely witnessing the intelligent movements of others, and In time, without thought or effort on their f part, they suddenly discover that they also are competent to do the same thing, or, in other words, they begin , to imitate. It is a general impression among psychologists that anima*3 i probably do not reason; they have no ideas as we have?A. F. Shore in the Scientific American. Taking His Turn. The other day, as I was walking along the Strand, I almost ran fntc i the arms of one of my old parishion ' | ers from a parish in the north oi j Yorkshire. He was in gala dress and looking radiantly happy and pleased with himself. "Halloa, Mr, Blank!" I said in greeting my friend, "and what are you doing in town?" "Oh," said he, a bit bashfully, "Fse on me honeymoon." "Dear me! That's interesting news," I said, "and I am sure I congratulate you heartily. 1 But where is the bride?" "T'missus?" said he: "oh, she couldn't come. Her mother was taken bad on t'wedding day, and she : had to go and nurse her; soa I thowt ' i I'd come honeymoonin' mvsel.' Ye j see, sir, it was t'chance of a lifetime, 1 and I warn't goin' to miss it."?Subur1 ban Vicar in Tid-Bits. WHEN THE TRAIN STARTS. 1 Sweltering stranger (at Cactus i Crossing)?When' on earth does the | next train leave this sun-baked, heav. en-forsaken region? [ Alkali Ike?-Waal, stranger, "we has , each got a right to his opinion on ' thet subjek, but them that knows declares it hikes out jest after the enj j jine.?New York Times. ' To cure, or mo I J? To make C i - <U01I] I I TAKE a common Clay Pipe. Put a simple "Acetylene" Gasbur j stem. Bind the two in position with a tight-fi jj of Rubber Hose: Then fill the bowl of the pipe with fine-g cium Carbide. Next tie a rag over head of the bowl to 1 Carbide. Now put the pipe into a Glass of \A Water, as in picture. There you have a complete Gas- ?^ | plant for 25 cents. ??* Touch a match to the Burner? /y( and you'll get a beautiful White Gas- ' ' light. Of course, this is only an experiment. but it shows the wonderful sim- , plicity of Acetylene Lighting. u That very simplicity gave Acetylene ?7 I ira Light a setback, at first. It seemed so simple to turn Calcium C ij Gas-light that over 600 different kinds of " "Acetylene Machines" were invented, pal marketed for the purpose, by about as mai people. Well, the thing to be expected certainly About 530 of these "Acetylene Machines invented and sold by people who knew 1 Tinware than they did about Gas-making. The "Calcium Carbide" was all right a but 530 of the machines for turning it int< all wrong all the time, i So Acetylene Gas "got a bad name," t clear enough now that it never deserved it; It was like selling Wood Stoves to burn in, and then blaming the Coal for not burr * # * Lots of things happened to grieve the these 530 makes of alleged "Acetylene Ma But very few accidents occurred from th the days of - rank experiment and dense amnnc. "Generator" Makers. Of course, a gun will go off unexpectedl then, if the trigger be pulled by a person > know it was load.ed." But. that's no fault of the AmmunitionWell, finally the Insurance Companies these 530 odd makes of "Acetylene Mac wouldn't Acetylate, and the Insurance Boai investigation of all Generators that were si them. Then, out of the 600 odd "Machines only about 70 were "permitted" by the Insur to be used. Oh, what a howl was there! By "permitted" I mean that tffe Insur: was willing that any building should be Ins DATE TM ~ Mtur I^mL ( Write d, WjSk jn tfie Unit W m We are the ori} \i 1 Other man V mJ a SKfeMflHk invite yi W# your V f f 4Ti DEALER FO: V//711 ?ertijrimp: LARGEST * vw rrrTTTur rn'un^mAi For Your Family am The Best Anti: Rheumi a Price, 25 nfMT Dr*EA| U Uy 615 Albany i irnrPDADUV Shorthand and Bookkeeping. 1 ijLijljilArIII A thorough business course. Vlthw Raiiroau accounting. Our graduates co-\ er the eje*? Souih : positions srunranr.eed: catalneue free. a MFHirAN TF.LRGRAPH AXI? COM | MFItCfAL, CfiM-Kf.K, MilMscvlIle, (1h. ! ney refunded by your merch 'heap Ga: ntry Horn out extra charge, ner on its Acetylene Gencrat just as it permittc tting piece or wired for Elect Now, the Insi round Cal- whether or not th Generators were a ccep in the Because, they 1 i I . plosion occurs, frc \ / / - ators they authori ^ And, here's a p -j Though there 1 I Acetylene Light in W vs' Fires from it in Ajr\ N Kerosene and Gas \y/) t There have als I ?f 1707 Fires from C (If, Besides these Sun's rays, But,? That shows he W in its cxaminatio: 7 ''permitting" only r. piciott, out of the |i the market I Well,?the boo || ' prices possible on fj Calcium Carbide, .> but acts like Magi Today, Acetyle . Kerosene Light, o It is not more nor three-fourths . If I can't proi faction my name But Acetylene Light of the year It is also the I Sunlight in healt! , because of this. ' the easiest of all It is so much \ plants grow 24 ho ray of Sunlight co . tivice as fast as s .'arbide into u i 1 hat was prov :ented. and . months'experime: iy different Now, I've savi happened!. portant'to you t ?" had been Light, nore about It- consumes o Oxygen from the II the time, as either Kerosem 3 Gas were That's a tremi you?three-fourth hough it is Because,?Oxy it any time. And every bit Hard Coal Women, Childrer ting'. 1USS llictk \.au iivix A 24 Candle-F Owners of two-fifths of a cei ichines." That's about 3 tem even in in the year for f< ignorance, A Kerosene L; a third more, viz. y, now and Kerosene alone, t vho "didn't That's exclusi wicks, and the < -is it? cleaning, filling ar > got after I want to prov hines" that are a house-owne rd made an - Tell me how m; ubmitted to what it will cost 1 Sanitap', eye-savi " patented, Write me toda ance Board on Tap." Just address n ance Board iured, withLOVER 1 toAun J A/1111/ SHOES ate of purchase . ig. That will I he story. I jinators of this idea. M ufacturers don't M >u to do this. R "AMIGO." M r-#marts (En. rINE SHOE EXCLUSIVISTS T. LOUIS. U. S. A. Mm I Your Horse I septic Known. RY IT FOR aiism, Strains, is, dwellings nlargements. icM 50c. and $1.00. ?L S. SLOAN, St., Boston, Mass. ^Thompson's Eye Water (At42-'05) | KB gpaniK ant, so why not try it 3-light for es ; which used any one of these 70 ors it had found safe, and effective, :d houses to be piped for City Gas, ricity, under proper conditions, urance Companies ought to know ese 70 different makes of Acetylene bsolutely Safe to use. lave to pay the bills, if Fire or Ex>m any one of the Acetylene Gencrze. ; >roof of their good judgment, are now Two Million people using 1 America, there have only been four one year, against 886$ Fires from I oline. ' ? *5 so been 4691 Fires from Electricity, ity Gas, and 520 Fires from Candles. v there have been 26 Fires from the only four Fires from Acetylene. >w careful the Insurance Board was n of Acetylene Generators, and in the 70 makes that were above sus600 experiments that were once on * * * m in Acetylene Lighting made lower the material it is derived from, viz., a material that looks like Granite / , | :ne Light is a full third cheaper than r Gasoline Light, per Candle Power. i">it tho nrire r>f Electric Lisrht. , A man nu?/ b*tv y - -? _ w # that of City Gas. ' i|j v these statements to your full satis is not "Acetylene Jones." is more than the safest and cheapest y'} Vhitest Light?the nearest to natural h-giving Blue and Violet rays, -and with its freedom from flicker, "it is ,i| Artificial Light on the Eyes. ' > like real Sunlight that it has made . urs per day in dark cellars where no !uld reach them. Jt made them grow imilar plants that had only the Sunviz., half the time. # ^ -^3 en by Cornell University in a three- nt made this very year. ^|aj ed up for the last a point more imhan all the others about Acetylene nly one-fourth as much of the vital Air of Living rooms or bed-rooms, t or City Gas-Light consumes. " ^ 'ttdous difference in a lifetime, mark . -'M s of a difference. * 1 'gen is Life. ' i''M of Oxygen stolen from the lungs of 1 and Men, through Lighting, is a :r be made good again. 'ower Acetylene Light costs you only it per hour. >5.85 per year, if burned every night )ur steady hours. imp of equal capacity would cost yon ' |S : three-fifths of a cent per hour for >r $8.75 per year. : , ve of broken lamp chimneys, new :verlasting drudgery and danger of id trimming daily. e these figures to you, Reader, if you . r or 5ioreK.cepci. any rooms you've got and I'll tell you to "light them with brilliant, beautiful, ^ ing Acetylene. . , 'A iy for my Free Book about Sunlight ae here as? "Acetylene Jones, 9 Adams St., . rjffl Chicago, Ills. W. L. Douclas 1 *3M & *3= SHOES % W. L. Douglas $4.00 cut Edge Line cannot be equalled at any price* * 0 v V.J| ART OTHER MANUFACTURER. n nnn REWARD to anyone whp cas , ' <plU)UUU disprove this statement . ' W. L. Douplas $3.50 shoes have oy tneir ex- ^ celleot style, easy fitting, asd superior wearing . * ' ' i qualities, achieved the largest sale of any $3 JO shoe in the world. 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