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SUCCESS THROUGH MERIT SEXTRACT FROM SUNDAY MORN ING SERMON PREACHED BY REV. MORTON GREGORY. Urges the People to Seek for Merit, Worth, Character, Manhood and Womanhood. Choosing as his subject "Merit," ■Rev. Morton Gregory, Sunday morn ing addressed a large congregation at the Christian church. An extract from the discourse follows: Merit. "Tf God be for us, who can be against us?"— Rom. 8:31. " —and their works do follow them." —Rom. 14:13. Since the universe has for its author ■God and He a being of supreme righteousness, infinite wisdom an-1 eternal justice, it follows that real and final success can be attained by man only through merit. "One is in the majority when He is on the side of God." Thousands have thrown them selves on the side of right when the outcome looked dark, but never yet has failure attended such an effort. Looked at from the standpoint of the final outcome right does prevail. Were this not so it were impossible for the •■universe to persevere. If the opposite •were true the wrong would always succeed and the wrong is self-de structive. Hate would be victor over love. Ugliness would banish beauty. A lie would overthrow truth. Not only is this impossible in fact, but our sninds cannot even conceive of such an absurdity. Even the men who lead false lives expect sometime to change and take fellowship with right. To the man of limited vision it might ap pear that error prevails but to him who sees, error perishes. You know that it is impossible for wrong to tri- j umph finally. A seer has spoken: "Right forever on the scaffold, wrong j forever on the throne, Tet that scaffold sways the future, and behind the dim unknown Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above His own." Or the words of Charles Sumner: -Nothing from man's hands, nor law r , nor constitution, can be final. Truth alone is final." And we all remember Bryant's im mortal statement: "Truth crushed to earth shall rise again." There is a profound psychology in the warning sent to Pontius Pilate by his wife: "Have nothing to do with the con demning of this just Christ." There is profounder logic in the words of Gamaliel when he reasoned that it would be useless to oppose the Christ and his followers, for if they were out of harmony with truth they vould not succeed, but if God and truth were on their side all the powers of the universe could not overthrow them. The fact of the matter is that 110 matter how corrupt one becomes he fears the truth. He realizes that wrong must finally give way to truth. Perhaps we wonder at times why men act contrary to this known law. 'The query is not a difficult one to It is natural for us to desire to gain a point as quickly as possible. .Since this is true and the reward of "merit being slowly gained a resort is taken to that which will give a speedy xeturn. Every man would assent that he ■would be able to accomplish more by making a preparation for life's work, but all do not so act. You can easily •convince the young law student that -he will be able to reach greater heights "Toy making an adequate preparation ■for his profession. He will not deny the fact, but he may Ignore the ad- A'ice and gather some individual rea sons for so doing. He may desire to the goal quickly. Still he will realize that he limits himself to mod erate success. The trouble lies in the fact that too many of us plan for to day only. This desire, to gain in a day what legitimately may be gained only through time, is the cause of much mis-stepping. There is some thing wrong when we live for the hour only. Why be in such a hurry? Divinity is never in a hurry. God works slowly. He can afford to take time. We are like him only when we do likewise. Man should expect sev enty years of life. You are not an in ject that you should flit and fly and tYie. I -am convinced that this is one of Vhe reasons why man is given length of days, that he might accomplish things. Education takes time. Cul ture comes slowly. Christian charac ter is not attained in a day. It is an insult to God and man to work on a narrow basis. The whole world feels lack of wisdom in this respect. Doctors, lawyers, business men, min ister regret too late that they were in too great a hurry to lay a good foundation for a life's work. How much less suffering—fewer mistakes— greater efficiency—would there be were it not for this misleading desire for quick, though false returns. Each new year lays more bare the folly of impatience. It is a mistake to conclude that our usefulness is impaired from wealth of experience. Time should lend value to one's life. But such is not the gen eral thought. Even Shakespeare does injustice to mankind and unintention al insult to both man and God, when he puts into the mouth of Jacques the words: I "The sixth age shifts. Into the lean and slippered panta loons." It is not true. You will find few really great men who thus shuffle out of life. Why, the great Gladstone was an intellectual giant at eighty-nine. At the very most Shakespere's satire applies only to the life mis-spent. Sons of God grow until death. Ange lo reaches his greatest at ninety, when he wrote the sane words: "Borne to the utmost brink of life's dark sea. Too late thy joys I understand, oh earth! How thou dost promise peace which cannot be And that repose which dies at birth! The retrospect of life through many a day, Now to its close attained by heaven's decree, Brings forth from memory its sad ar ray Only old errors that follow me." And Tennyson was at his greatest when he sang: Sunset and evening bell, and one clear that the dark, And may there be no sadness of fare well, when I embark. "Sunset and evening bell, and one clear call for me, And may there be no moaning of the bar, when I put out to set." Life must be looked at as a whole if rightly to be judged. It must be related in mind to the future as w r ell. What I am trying to get before you is that God has a great purpose with us here, and only as we meet that pur pose are we able to make permanent success. This earth is a great shore where we may walk and gather up the jewels of virtue—power and character. Oh! the shore is strewn with these jewels. They are for you. Don't waste your time gathering worthless bits of folly and remorse. Merit, worth, character, manhood, woman hood, search for these. But you do not know them when you see them? Ah! this is the purpose of the Christ. He is the standard —the touch-stone —by which all are totaled. He is the true standard and measures him as such our lives are true or false. "Truth is the summit of being." IRONCLAD VESSELS. The First Ones Seem to Have Been Built by France In 1855. The idea of protecting ships by means of armor appears to have originated in the United States, but the French were the first to adopt it. Five floating batteries were constructed in France with oak sides eight inches thick, pro tected by armor four and three-eighths inches thick. In March, 1855, the first of these, the Tounante, mounting six teen guns, was launched at Brest, and the other four were all launched ln the same year. These vessels were first used at the bombardment of Kinburn in the Black sea on the 17th October, 1855. Two English vessels—the Erebus and Terror—were at once built on simi lar lines, but did not arrive at Kinburn till the 24th of October, too late to take part in the bombardment The results of this experiment were so satisfactory that the French govern ment fitted a wooden frigate, then building, with armor of the same thick ness, and in November, 1859, the first ironclad frigate, La Gloire, of 5,600 tons displacement and 800 horsepower, was launched.—Pearson's Weekly. When We Did Not Care For Japan. When the first embassy from Japan arrived in Washington a member of the senate rose and said: "Mr. President, the first ambassadors from tbe venera ble country of Japan are about to ar rive. I move the senate do now adjourn to meet and welcome the Japanese." Immediately another senator was on bis feet, not to second the motion, but to say sharply, "Mr. President. I hum bly trust the senate of the United States of America will not adjourn for every show that comes along." That settled lt—From Mrs. Roger A. Pryor's "Reminiscences." Aarreed With Both. Horace Greeley was the author of a style in editorial writing which had been often imitated, but probably never equaled. During his editorship two newspapers, neither of which was friendly to Greeley, became engaged in a violent altercation. The argument grew warmer until each paper openly called the other a liar. It was the op portunity Greeley had been waiting for. He announced in his paper that "he had the honor to agree with both of his distinguished contemporaries." Pianos for rent. Judge Taylor, No. 9 N. Sixth Street. THE EVENING STATESMAN MONDAY, MARCH 20, 1905. TALKS ON JERUSALEM CORN A. HABERSTOCK SAYS IT IS IDEAL FOR LIGHT LAND COUNTRY. Produces From 35 to 50 Bushels to the Acre—Especially Adapted for Poultry Raising. A. Haberstock, residing two and one half miles east of Walla Walla on R. F. D. No. 3, believes that the farmers of Walla Walla county are not suffi ciently conversant with the virtues of Jerusalem corn, which is especially adapted to lands of a semi-arid nature and which he declares is the finest chicken feed in the world. Mr. Haberstock called at the States man office Saturday evening and re lated his experience with Jerusalem corn. "I obtained samples of Jeru salem corn in Klickitat county eighteen years ago and since then have raised small crops of the grain every year," Mr. Haberstock said. "Unlike any other corn Jerusalem corn grows in bunches and there is an average of about 1500 kernels to the bunch. The kernels are small and white ln color and make the finest chicken feed imaginable. It is excellent feed for horses and once they taste it they pre fer it to oats. Jerusalem corn thrives only on semi-arid land which must be free from alkali. Land that is ir rigated or sub-irrigated, is fatal to its growth, which makes it especially val uable to the light land country. My experience in raising Jerusalem corn is that it obtains its moisture from the air instead of from the soil. This be ing the case it takes no strength from the soil but instead imparts strength to it. It is especially valuable in put ting summer fallow land in condition for a wheat crop. "My methods that I have followed in raising Jerusalem corn is to plant the seed along in May. It is not necessary to place the seed more than two inches deep. The hills should be about three feet apart with four to five ker nels to each hill. The corn matures in this valley along late in September and October, although in a warmer cli mate such as in Klickitat county, I have known it to mature in August. The average yield of Jerusalem corn I find is from 35 to 50 bushels an acre. The stalks grow from 5 to 7 feet in height. For chicken feed I would pay as much per bushel as for the finest wheat. The corn is very nourishing and being of small size it is peculiarly adapted to poultry raising." Mr. Haberstock will have several bunches of the corn on exhibition at the Statesman office in a few days, that farmers who are interested in its cul ture may examine it. WAR ON THE BIG FIVE. Independent Packers Create Big Fund for Fight. CHICAGO, March 20.—1t is to be war to the knife between the "Big Five" of the beef combine and twenty-six firms and corporations classed as in dependent packers. The fight for standing in the courts and before the public will begin in Chicago, March 30, when the special federal grand jury begins its investigation of the affairs of the alleged beef combination. A fund of $3,000,000 has been raised to carry on the fight against the beef combine and set the claims of the in dependent packers squarely before the American public. The largest of the so-called inde pendent concerns, Schwarzchild & Sulzberger, is concerned in the move ment to place the independent crowd in a right light and fix the responsibil ity for monopolistic manipulation where it belongs. The principal plants of the Schwarzschild & Sulz berger company are in Kansas City, but there is a large plant operated by the same company in Chicago, and a branch in New York as well. Defense Is Planned. The independent packers are under stood to have held meetings in Kansas City the latter part of last week. These conferences were called to devise a plan, offensive and defensive, so that when the federal grand jury takes up the subject one week from today they will be in a position to defend their business interests against any allega tion which may be charged against them by "the trust," which is said to be seeking a means of shifting re sponsibility for present infraction of the anti-trust law. The Kansas City conferences of last week were transferred to Chicago Sat urday. The leaders of the "independ ent" coterie met in the First National Bank building. Max J. Sulzberger, res ident vice president of the Schwarz schild & Sulzberger corporation, at tended the conference. When ques tioned, he refused to 'discuss the sub ject of the government investigation. Not Disclosing Plans. Joseph Weissenbach, attorney for the Chicago house of the Schwarzchild & Sulzberger company, when asked for details concerning the conference, "It is a matter with which I am not acquainted." "How about the story that the Schwarzchild & Sulzberger company, have been offered $22,000,000 by the trust for their business?" "I know nothing about that," said Mr. Weissenbach; "see Mr. Sulzber ger." "Is the Schwarzchild & Sulzberger company in direct competition with the big packers—the trust?" "The Schwarzchild & Sulzberger people have opened independent com petition with the so-called 'Big Five' in many places throughout the United States, and they do business independ ently of what is commonly called the combine. BLESSING THE WATERS. Unique and Solemn Annnal Cere* mony on tbe River Neva. Midwinter in St. Petersburg each year 6ees a unique and solemn ceremony called "the blessing of the waters." A chapel of ice, richly decorated with or naments from the palaces and churches and dedicated to St. John the Baptist, )s erected on the frozen surface of the river Neva. The river is then called the Jordan, and religious services are conducted in the temple by the metro politan or high priest of the national church, attended by the emperor and all his court. The ceremony is in mem ory of the baptism of Christ and is supposed to be a safeguard against dangers from floods as well as to bene fit those who make their living on the sea. A hole is cut In the ice in the center of the floor of the chapel. From this the people are baptized by sprinkling by the priests, and the faithful mem bers of the Greek church go ln vast crowds to get their share, while reli gious devotees often plunge into the ice cold flood through the hole. If they catch cold and die, as tbey often do, heaven is secured for them. On the evening before the ceremony devout churchmen make crosses on their thresholds to prevent the evil spirits that are driven from the water from taking refuge in their houses.—Chicago News. Peoples Cash Market, fine Meats, fresh Salmon, Oysters, etc., No. 11 South Third street. Phone 92. Gus E. Augustavo, Prop. P 1 $[ WE WANfTS i 1 11 1 YOUR JOB WORK „ I " And as an Inducement to Get it, We Can Guarantee You the Best Possible Work at Reasonable Prices C 1 OUR STOCK OF BUSINESS CARDS, ENVELOPES, STATEMENTS, LETTER HEADS, BILL HEADS, NOTE HEADS, ETC. Includes nothing but the Best Grades. In addition to this, we have recently added many new faces of type material, the latest the market affords IF YOU WANT GOOD PRINTING GIVE US A CHANCE AT YOUR NEXT ORDER STATESMAN PUBLISHING CO. I— ) J BOARD APPROPRIATES $5000 WALLA WALLA COUNTY EXHIBIT AT LEWIS AND CLARK FAIR ASSURED. Commissioners Hold Up Matter of Ap propritaion to Walla Walla County Fair Associtaion. After an informal discussion with the Lewis and Clark fair commission, appointed Saturday morning at a meeting of taxpayers held at the court house, the board of county commis sioners late Saturday evening appro priated $5000 for a county and school exhibition at the Lewis and Clark fair. Dr. Blalock, Mord McDonald and Charles Whitney appointed a commis sion to handle the appropritaion met with the commissioners and the meth ods to be pursued in gathering the ex hibit were gone over in detail. The commission will employ several persons conversant with the work to visit every community in the county where exhibits of merit might be ob tained. Extreme care will be exercised in disbursing the appropriation and every bill contracted will first be audited by the commission before it is presented to the board for payment. Vouchers will be demanded for every expenditure no matter how small an amount it may be. In view of the fact that so short a time remains in which a creditable ex hibition can be gotten together, the committee will proceed at once to order jars for the fruit and grain exhibits. Mr. Whitney was of the opinion that several hundred jars would be needed. It will be necessary he said to get the orders in early at the factory as there would be a big demand for jars this year. Before bringing the matter of an ap propriation to a vote Chairman Mor row stated that he wanted it under stood that every community in the county was to be represented. He did not want the exhibit to be merely a Walla Walla, or Waitsburg affair but something that would be a faithful representation of the resources of the whole county. Dr. Blalock who had Washington exhibit at the Col * exposition said the commute! 3 mind the following out of pla were inaugurated at Chicago , 3 exhibitor's name would be att ' *N his exhibit. If a grain exhibit exhibitor's name would be sho 5 variety of grain, where it waTij even to the section, township range, the average yield p er acr J any other information that 3 thought necessary to interest the 3 lie. Fruits and any other exhibits 2 handled in the same manner, tjj ing fully understood the hoan 1 an order appropriating $4000 as recommended. ** Held Up Race TrackAAp r0 p riatitll As was foreseen the WmmiafcJ failed to take action oa the rec mendation that $2000 be appropSj for the Walla Walla County Faj sociation. The liberality of the T zens' committee rather stag* commissioners, and the matter wflUj laid over until the next regular mm ing of the board. According to commissioners they have no J2 right to appropriate any sum f or 3 relief of the local association. Ana was passed by the 1902 legislature ife ing boards of county commission the power to levy a half-mil] taxf or , fair associafon after such association has held two successful f a i rs Walla Walla association has hold twt such fairs and the commissioners h ay , the power to levy such a t ix but M funds would not be available unt& next year until such time as the M taxes are payable. NOTICE. I desire to inform the public that I have purchased the Arlington Hour I have thoroughly renovated the samt and changed its name to that of tin Farmers Hotel. It is my purpose to conduct a clean, comfortable and re spectable lodging house and I a share of your patronage. jJJ forget the location, corner Fifth an! Main streets. J. M. Graham. Armory Hall can now be rented for any and every occasion. The hail ia been newly renovated and ls suitable for public meetings, dances, receptlosi and entertainments. For terms, applj to A. Schwartz, manager, Tel. Mail 226. Pruning trees, digging wells; also repairing cisterns. J. A. S., 359, corner Chestnut and Sprague.