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of tlic Evangelists as to the Resurrec tion is Conclusive. Mr. Simon Greenlea', the great li-gral authority oo evidence, lays down tlie following rules, which apply to the weight to be given testimony of wit nesses: The credit due to the testimony of witnesses depends upon, first, their honesty; sJcondly, their ability; third ly, their number and the consistency of their testimony: fourthly, the con formity of their testimony with ex perience, and fifthly, the coincidence of their their testimony with collateral circumstances. In the absence of circumstances wh icli generate suspicion, every wit ness is to be presumed credible until the contrary is shown; the burden of impeaching his testimony lying on the objector. In matters of public and general in terest, all persona must be presumed to be conversant, on the principle that individuals are presumed to be con versant with their own affairs. A proposition of fact is proved when its truth is established by competent and satisfactory evidence. Kvery document, apparently ancient, coming from the proper repository or custody, and bearing on its face no evi dent marks of forgery, the law pre sume? to be genuine, and devolves on t he opposing party the burden of prov ing it to be otherwise. HE THEN ARGUES: Let the evangelists be tried by these tests. And first, as to their honesty. Here they are entitled to the benefit of the general course of human exper ience, that men ordinarily speak the truth when they have no prevailing motive or inducement to the contrary. This presumption, to which we have before alluded, is applied in courts of justice, even to witnesses whose integ rity is not wholly free from suspicion; much more is it applicable to the evan gelists, whose testimony went against all their worldly interests. The great truths which the apostles declared were, that Christ had risen from the lead and that only, through repentanco from sin and faith in him could men (iopi for salvation. This doctrine they asserted with one voice everywhere, not only under the greatest discouragements, but in the face of the most appalling terrors that can ba presented to the mind of man. Their master had recently perished as malefactor by the sentence of a public tribunal. His religion sousrht to over throw the religions of the whole world. The Jaws of every country were against the teachings of his disciples. The interests and passions of all the rulers and great men in the world were against them. The fashion of the world was against them. Propagating this new faith, even in the most inof fensive and peaoeful manner, they could expect nothing but contempt, opposition, revilings, bitter persecu tions, stripes, imprisonments, torments aid cruel deaths. Yet this faith they zealcni-dy did propagate; and all these miseries they endured undismayed, nay, rejoicing. As one after another wad put to a miserable death, the MorvivoM only prosecuted their work with increased vigor and resolution. The annals of military warfare afford scarcely an example of the like heroic constancy, patience and unblenching courage. They had every possible mo tive to review carefully the grounds of their faith, and the evidences of the great facts and truths which they as serted; and these motives were pressed upon their attention with the most melancholy and terrific frequency. It was therefore impossible that they could have persisted in affirming the truths they have narrated, had not Jesus actually risen from the dead, and had they not known this fact as certainly as they knew any other fact. If it were morally possible for them to have been deceived in this matter, every human ruo'.jve operated to lead them to discover and avow their error. To have parsisted in so gross a false hood, after it was known to them, was not only to encounter, for life, ail the evils which man could inflict, from without, but to endure also the pangs of inward and conscious guilt; with no hope of future peace, no testimony of a good conscience, no expectation of honor or esteem among men, no hope of happiness in this life or in the world to come. Such conduct in the apostles would, moreover, have been utterly irrecon cilable with the fact that they possess ed the ordinary constitution of our common nature. Yet their lives do thow them to have been like all others of our race; swayed by the same mo tives, animated by the same hopes, af fected by the same joys, subdued by the same sorrows, agitated by the same fears, and subject to the same pas- i i J i yf 1 i y y t v A V KVvv, i A' i THE RESURRECTIGN. 'if ND when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of James, and Salome, had brought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. And thev said among themselves, Who shail roll us away this stone from the door of the sepulchre? And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sit ting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment: and they were affright ed. And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted, ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Gali lee; there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed; neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid. Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. And she went and told them that she had been with him, as they mourned and wept. And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not. Afterward he appeared . un to the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. St. Mark. fi l-f - V ti3 it few 1 mm sions, temptations and Infirmities as ourselves. And . their writings show them to have been men of vigorous understandings. If, then, their teitlmony was not true there was no possible motive for this fabrication. . , It would also have been Irreconcila ble with the fact that they were good men. But it is impossible to . read their writings and not feel that we are conversing with, men eminently holy, and of tender consciences, with 'men acting under an abiding sense of the presence and omniscience of God, and of their accountability to him, living in his fear and walking in bis ways. Now, though, in a single -. instance, a good man may fall when nnder strong; temptations, yet he is not found persist ing for years in deliberate falsehood, asserted with the most solemn appeals to God, without the slightest tempta tion or motive, and against all the op posing interests which reign in the human breast. If, on the contrary, they are suppos ed to have been bad men, it is incred ible that such men should have chosen this form of imposture, enjoining, as it does, unfeigned repentance, the utter forsaking and abhorrence of all false hood and of every other sin, the prac tice of daily self-denial, self-abasement and self-sacri fice, the crucifixion of the flesh with all its earthly appetites and desires, indifference to the honors and hearty contempt of the vanities of the world; and inculcating perfect purity of heart and life and intercourse of the soul with heaven. It is incredible that bad men should invent falsehoods to promote the relig ion of the God of truth. The supposi tion is suicidal. If they did believe in a future state of retribution, a heaven and a hell hereafter, they took the most certain course, if false witnesses, to secure the latter for their portion. And if, still being bad men, they did not believe In future punishment, how came they to invent falsehoods, the direct and. cer tain tendency of which was to destroy all their prospects of worldly honor and happiness and to insure their mis ery in this life? From these absurdities there is no escape but in the perfect conviction and admission that they were good men, testifying to that which they bad carefully observed and con sidered and well knew to be true . ---- After a witness is dead and his moral character is forgotten, we can ascertain it only by a close inspection of the nar rative, comparing its details with each other and with contemporary accounts and collateral facts. This test is much more accurate than may at first be supposed. Every event which actually transpires has its appropriate'- relation and place in the most complicated of circumstances of which the affairs of men consist; it owes its origin to the events which have preceded it, is in timately connected with all. others which occur at the same time 'and place, and often with those of ' remote regions, and in its turn gives birth to numberless others which succeed.; In all this almost inconceivable contex ture and seeming discord there is per fect harmony; and while the fact, which really happened, tallies exactly with every other contemporaneous in cident, relates to it in the remotest degree, it is not possible for the wit of man to invent a story which, if closely compared with the actual occurrences of the same time and same place, may not be shown to the false. . 1 : Hence it is that a false witness will not willingly detail any circumstances in which his testimony will be open to contradiction nor multiply them where there is danger of his being detected by a comparison of them with, ofcder accounts equally circumstantial. He will rather deal in general statements and broad assertions, and if he finds it necaesary for his purpose to employ names and particular circumstances in his story he will endeavor to invent such as shall be out of the reach of all opposing proof; and he will be the most forward and minute in details where he knows that any danger of contradiction is least to be apprehended. Therefore, it is that variety and minuteness of detail are usually regarded as certain tests of sincerity if the story in the circumstances related, is of a nature capable of easy refutation if it were false. It should be remembered that very little of the literature of their times and country has come down to us, and that the collateral sources and means of corroborating and explaining .their writings are proportionally limited. The contemporary writings and works of art which have reached us have in variably been found to confirm their accounts to reconcile what was appar ently contradictory and supply what seemed defective or imperfect. We ought therefore to conclude that if we had more of the same light all other t ! ! ! !"!' I 4 t H-H- r ! 4-! i--H-fr 4 I -fr 4--fr-fr-fr -;--fr g. "DON'T THINK!" i W'e ara miking a fortune off of our sundries aucl repairing, for we are not. They are strictly flrat class and the reasjn wa are so low Is that wo want to set acquainted T with the riders anl get the rider to know us. ! EEES & EEES, X AGENTS FOR t Crawlord Etnci Remingtons. 2 EL PASO, TEXAS. T ! .fr .f. ., .. ,,.fr,r ,r ,r ,. ,i ,i ,, $.4. 1'2'.) SAN FKANCISCO ST , 1J1 1J1 Ji 1J1 1J1 1J1 if 1 1J1 Ji i ii ii iji ii iji .AjXLer-icaxL Klitclieii. FirstClass Restaurant Bob Chin Wo, 103 SAN ANTONIO STREET. Proprietor. EL PASO. TEXAS. THE STAR LIVER, FEED AND SALE STABLES Corner West Overland ana Santa JTe Streets. J Phone 92. J. CALDWELL, Prop. Caldwell Undertaking Oo. 305 S. El Paso Street, The Leading Undertakers, Phones 197 and 92. CALLS ANSWERED DAY OR NIGHT, E. J. SMITH. Manager. MRS. FRED H. NICHOLS MRS. M. M. BRIGGS Dealers in Fancy Poultry PREMIUM WINNERS BLACK MORNORCAS BLACK LANGSHaXS f $1.50 per setting BROWN LEGHORNS LIGHT BRAHAMS J 8 1.25 per setting YARDS AT LAS CRUCES, N. M., AND EL PASO, TEXAS. Addrsss all Correspondence to, Mrs. Fred JET. JSTicliols, Xiets Oruoes. 3Tew Mexico. similar ditlicultips and imperfections would vanish. Indeed, they have been gradually vanishing, and rapidly, too, before the light of modern research, conducted by men of science in our own time9. And it is worthy of remark that of all the investigations and d s coveries of travellers and men of let ters since the overthrow of the Roman empire, not a vestige of antiquity h.is been found impetching in the slightest degree the credibility of the sacred writers, but, on tne contrary, every result has tended to confirm it. Y. M. C. A. Notes. The "Better Half" of the association Secretary Sloan, has gone to Mobile, Ala., to attend the international con vention of the Y. M. C. A., w hope he may have a good time. The un initiated would never imagine the amount of work which the secretary of a Y. M. C. A. has to do. Prof. Sloan is naturally adapted to the work, and we feel that we have never properly appro -iated his work before. Meeting especially for .vouny men away from home, addressed by one of them, at Y. M. C. A. rooms tomorrow at 4 p. m. C'hlldrcu'H Bcrviie. There will be a children s service at 5 p. m., tomorrow, at the Episcopal church, when the following program will be observed: Processional hymn, No. -I'M. '-Onward Christian Soldiers:" Lo'-d's pray er and versicles: carol. No 5(S7,"Shihe, O Sun in Splendor Bright: lesson; carol, No. 579, l,Let the Merry Ohtir h Btlls Rin;?;" erred and eo'locts; carol, No. 270, ' Tell it out among the Heathen:" offertory and distribution of Eadter cards: carol, No. 5'i-l, ;Cod hath sent His Angels;'' benediction. Oo Easter Monday, there will be a celebration or the Holy Communion ai 10 a. m. in St. Clements. At 8 p. m. the annual Parish Meeting will be held in tbe church, at wh'.ch a vestry for the ensuing year will be elected, and reports of the various branches of work in the Parish will be presented. For the Easter ottering in St. Ce ment's tomorrow, the R.-ctor's Aid So ciety have given $100, the Daughters of the King give a second hundrtd, ard it is hoped that the general oflerirg will nett a sum sufficient to cancel the obligations of the parish, Sunday Church Notices Catholic Church of the Immacu ate Conception; catechism at. U:.'!0 a. m., high mass and sermon at 10 a. m. Christian Sunday school at !t:45 a. m. Preacbine at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p m. Young Peoples meeting 6:45 p. m. Morning subject: "The Resurrec tion." ST. CLEMENT'S Easter Day. Sunday school at !): 30 a. m. Morning prayer, Holy communion and sermon at 11 a. m. Knights temDlar service at .'i p. m. Children's service at 5 p. m. No nit; lit service. Monday Holy Communion at 10 a. m. Annual Parish meeting at 8 p. m. Wednesday litany and reading at 10 a. m. PRESiiYTERlAN. Services tomorrow as follows: Morning worship at 11 o'c'ojk. Evening worship a So'c ock. Sabbath school mets sit !:45 a. iu. J unior Christian End. avor at 3 o'clock. No Senior Endeavor at 0:15 as heie o fore. '1 he senior soce'y of C. E for a lew weeds will t;ike cba ge of Wednes day evening prayer wlncu meets ar, 7:30 o'clock. First M. E. Special Ea-ter servi ces, ouuuay sciiuui at v:-io a. in. Preaching by the pastor, '-From Defeat to VivMory" an Easter tnemc. In the .-. ... ti W.. ...... ' .1 1 will tive a very pletsant program, en- ; titled: "Easter Hells.".! he aunual of-, fering for nii-s:ons, home and foreign, I will be made during die day. Otner ! botli wt rv ices. Tomorrow is Eastern Sur.d'.y, and if the day is a pie isjnt as it his bjen today, the chui cnes will ha'-a ly contain the crowds that are sure to turn out. Eve ry church will do lis best iu the w ay o' iuiisic.il service, and the various doiniuios will put for:h their palmiest efforts. Everybody goes to church on Easter. Dr. R. V. Pierce ol Buffalo, N. Y., has made a bie-stuuy of restoring health and strtogth to women. His "Favorite Prescription" is the most successful reinoa f tuat has ever been known for women s peculiar ailments. Its sale exceeds ue coinbiued sales of ail other modi: nes for women. It cures th.3 most o .stinate uterine diseas es. It kO s uirctly to the internal organism wnich s tne ral seat of all the troubles. 1 imparts vigor and health where tLjy are most needed; stops the weakei ng drains; promotes regularity; rcSLoi s muscular power to the ligaments, th s correcting displace ments of special organs iu the only natural way. Compieto infoi-oation regarding the "Favoi ite Prose iptiou" and testimo nials from huudrjUs wbo have used it, are embodied in r. Pierca's Common Seuse Medical Adviser, a btandard meuical work of HkS pages, profusely illustrated, which will be srnt. Fit EE on leeeipiol 21 out-teat stamps to cover co-t of mailing only. Tli s work is a complete family doctor book and should bo read by botn joun and old. Tne proli s on the sale of USO.OOO copies at Sfl.50 bus rend red possible this free edition. Address, World's D sp.'nsary MeUlcal Association, Bull'al ), N. Y Tilers will be special musical servi 'e at the Christian church tut narrow. Iu the morning there wi'l tie a response from the choir at tho close of the long prayer, and Miss Phelps will sing a soprano solo "Resurrection Morn," by Paul Rodney. At night Mr. Shedd will sing a soio, Two years ago R. J. Warren, a drug gist, at Fl.iidti. Brooks N. V, bought a small supply of Chamberlain's Cou ;h Uein ily. iiu sums up tuo lesuit as lol lops: "At thai, time the g ods were unknown iu this section; today Cnam b rlain's Congo. Remedy is a household word." It is the same in hundredsof communities. Whore ever the good qnali ies of Chatnbi-iain's Cough Ro me iy Kccome known the peop e will huve nothing else. For sale by all drug gists. Our Xew TarltT. 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