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It is said that a wager of half a
million dollars, the largest known to
the sporting world, is being arranged
between syndicates of English and
American capitalists, at five to three
on the America's cup defender.
The statement of the treasury bal
ances in the general fund, exclusive of
the $150,000,000 gold reserve in the di
vision of redemption, issued on the
30th, showed: Available cash bal
ance, $178,147,312; gold, $107,333,090.
The transport Sheridan left San
Francisco, on the 31st, with a number
of teachers for Philippine schools, and
the transport Sumner will follow on
the 12th, with another large delega
tion of teachers for the same destina
tion. The postmaster general has issued a
general order granting ten days' leave
of absence to all postmasters of the
first ciass who may desire to attend
the postmasters' convention to be held
in Atlantic City, X. J., from the 24th
to the 27th of September.
Through Mr. Wm. II. Thompson, of
the Boatmen's bank of St. Louis, Wil
son McDonald, sculptor, has submitted
u design for a great monument to
Thomas Jefferson to be erected upon
the grounds of the Louisiana Pur-
chase exposition in that city.
The Indiana state board of charities,
on the 29th, filed a report with the
governor on the investigation of the
insane hospitals to ascertain if any
sane persons are deprived of their
freedom. The report says no such
persons are confined and have not
been within the last IS months.
Federal Judge Irwin has decided, in
the suits filed against the government
by 27 persons claiming to be part
Caddo Indian, to secure allotments in
the recently-opened Kiowa-Comanche
country, that the said allotments may
le filed on by any person subject to
pending litigation in the higher court.
The Northern Pacific railroad has
decided to build two immense steam
ships for the Pacific and China trad
of about the same size as those now
building at New London, Conn., for
the Great Northern railway. They
will be of 23,000 tons, or three timea
the rapacity of an average ocean
Fred. Cu-lbert, who left New York
city, May 1, to walk to Sioux Falls, S.
!., on a wager of $3,000, arrived at
that place, on the 30th, at four
o'clock in the afternoon, 32 hours
ahead of time. The distance walked
was 2,200 miles. Culbert started with
out a cent, and had not slept in a bed
during his long tramp.
It was semi-officially announced, on
Die 27th, that the directors of the
Union Pacific had outlined plans
which will call for the expenditure of
$40,000,000 on the Southern and Cen
tral Pacific systems, to be about equal
ly divided between them. This will
be chiefly for improvements, in order
to put those railroads in perfect phy
The naval hospital ship Solace ar
rived at San Francisco, on the 29th,
from Manila, via Guam and Honolulu.
The vessel brought a number of pas
sengers, among them the wives and
children of naval officers. The Solace
is to be laid up for repairs at Mare
Island. She has been in service for
several years, and has made a number
of trips between here and the Philip
pines. The Bethlehem Steel Co., which also
Includes the Bethlehem Iron Co., on
the 27th, passed into the hands of
Charles M. Schwab. A check for $4,
032,000 was deposited with the Girard
Trust Co., of Philadelphia, by Drexel
K Co.. in payment of 168,000 shares of
Bethlehem steel stock. The ' total
ninler of shares in the company is
800,000. Immediately after the receipt
of the check, a new board of directors
and officers were elected.
Capt. Geo. P. Hearn, Ninth infan
try, has been ordered before a retir
ing board in Washington city. For
about two years past Capt. Ilearn has
been detailed as chief of forestry in
the Philippines, and has made several
interesting and important reports to
the war department. He is suffering
from a disability that disqualifies him
for military duty, but he may be
placed in charge of the forestry divi
sion as a retired army officer.
Secretary Boot, on the 26th, re
ceived a letter from the chairman of
the committee on state and territor
ial exhibits of the Louisiana Purchase
exposition, saying that the exposition
desired to make an exhibit of the re
sources and products of the Philip
pines and Cuba. The letter was re
ferred to the division of insular af
fairs, which will take the necessary
frleps to assist the exposition in pro
curing the exhibits asked.
The steamer Frith jof, which arrived
at llammerfest, Norway, on the
SOth, after having successfully
landed the Baldwin-Zeigler Arctic ex
pedition at Camp Zeigler, on Alger isl
and, spoke the Bussian ice-breaking
steamer Ermak three weeks before.
Admiral Makaroff (the originator of
the idea of reachiag the pole with the
JZrmak), said his experience had con
vinced him that it was impossible to
force a way through to the Polar sea.
The admiral was then homeward
The National Fraternal congress, in
session at Detroit, Mich., on the 30th,
decided to indorse the proposed Fra
ternal building at the St. Louis
World's fair, in 3'J03, and recommend
ed that all fraternal societies con
tribute toward it.
1901 SEPTEMBER. . 1901
THE EEWS IS BEIEF.
PERSONAL. AND GENERAL.
The Nebraska City (Neb.) Daily Tri
bune has been sold to the Morton
Printing Co., of which J. Sterling Mor
ton, ex-secretary of agriculture is the
head, and will be edited by him. Mr.
Morton is also editor of the Conserv
ative, a weekly paper, and has been
connected with other periodicals at
different times for 20 years.
The will of the late Dowager Em
press Frederick of Germany was
opened at Ilohmurg, on the 28th,with
out special ceremony. Her fortune
totals 11,000,000 marks. Her six chil
dren receive a million marks each. The
youngest, Princess Margaret of Hesse
(wife of Prince Frederick Charles of
Hesse) also gets Frederickshof castle,
on which the dowager empress spent
the whole of the three million marks
bequest which she received from the
late Countess Galliera.
A bequest of $90,000 to the First
Church of Christ (Scientist) of New
York city, by Helen C. Brush, who
died July 7, 1900, was upheld by Sur
rogate Fitzgerald in a decision ren
dered on the 28th. The will was con
tested on the alleged testamentary in
capacity of Miss Brush and undue in
fluence on the part of the agents ol
the First Church of Christ.
The United States transport Han
cock arrived at San Francisco, on the
28th, from Manila, 22 days out. She
brought 1,200 soldiers and 62 cabin
Mounted troops returning from the
Philippines leave their horses behind,
as it has been found unprofitable to
reship the animals, they being prac
tically worthless for service aftei
According to Ali Nouri Bey, former
Turkish consul in Rotterdam, "the
number of Armenians killed by the
Kurds will depend upon the outer
raised in Europe and the pressure
brought to bear upon the sultan. The
same horrible process will be repeated
year by year until all are killed."
"Zach" Phelps, a prominent lawyer
and Gobel democrat leader of Louis
ville, Ky., died, on the night of the
29th, of pneumonia, complicated with
heart trouble. Mr. Phelps drew the
ten-year agreement of the National
The board of review, at Chicago, on
the 29th, discovered, while closing its
affairs, that the Armour estate, val
ued at $2,264,5:23, was not ori the books.
An investigation was begun, which de
veloped some queer juggling.
While the general ojnnion at Con
stantinople is that Turkey will yield
and meet France by paying the full
amount of her claims, it is known
that there is a war faction in the sul
tan's cabinet that is urging him to
provoke Franca into some overt act
William Johnson, a four-year con
vict, committed suicide at the Kansas
state penitentiary, at Lansing, by
drinking a large quantity of wood al
cohol. He was sent up from Dodge
City, and had three years to serve.
Editor W. S. Cox, of the Brainerd
(Minn.) Arena, was kidnaped, on the
night of the 29th, by three men, who
tarred and feathered him, and then
turned him. loose. 'The cause of the
outrage is not made known.
The Presbyterian committee of re
vision of the Westminster confession
held two executive sessions at Sara
toga, N. Y., on the 29th, and made
considerable progress. Dr. Johnson's
section has been engaged upon a
short statement .of the reformed
The Carnegie"public library build
ing at Oklahoma City, Okla., was ded
icated on the 29th. Gov. Jenkins and
other prominent men delivered ad
dresses. The library building cost
$25,000, the gift of Andrew Carnegie.
After electing officers and selecting
San Francisco as the place of meeting
the first Tuesday inSeptember, 1904,
the twenty-eighth triennial conclave
of Knights Templar, which had been
in session at Louisville, Ky., ad
journed, on the 29th, to the date set.
A call has been issued for a conven
tion in Guthrie, October 12 next, of all
persons in Oklahoma named Smith, to
effect an organization for annual re
unions. It is estimated that there are
2,000 Smiths in the territory.
The interior department has been
advised of the completion of the sale
of town lots in the town of Hobart,
in the newly-ceded part of Oklahoma.
The aggregate amount paid for all
the lots sold was $132,00.
The navy department has awarded
to Private C. Donan, of the Marine
corps, a life-saving medal for the res
cue from drowning of Private W. H.
Gibson, also a marine at Olongapo, F,
I., in June last.
Cuba day, on the 29th, at the Pan
American exposition, at Buffalo, N. Y.,
was an unqualified success. The exer
cises held in its honor in the Temple
of Music began with the Cuban na
tional hymn and ended with ''Star
Fpangled Banner," and three cheers
for the Stars and Stripes,
A STATEMENT BY BRYAN.
Be Says That Twice He Was Defeated for
the Presidency and Will Not Force Him
self Into the Race Again.
Leavenworth, Kan., Aug. 31. A
special dispatch from Leavenworth to
the St. Louis Globe-Democrat says
W. J. Bryan delivered an address at
the Platte county fair, opposite
Leavenworth, and before leaving here,
when asked to state" his intentions re
garding the presidency, replied: "I
would rather be right than president.
In 1896 and 1900 the majority of the
voters of the country said ty their
ballot that they did not want me as
their ruler and I think I would be
Imposing upon them by giving, them
an opportunity to vote against me
again. Twice I was defeated, and
while I do not say I was defeated
honorably, I am satisfied, and do not
intend to try to force myself into the
race again. If the American people
ever decide that they wish to try Bry
anism I could not refuse to grant
them their desire, but for the pres
ent at least the presidency is the least
thing on my mind when I go to bed
OUT FOR THE PRESIDENCY.
Senator Dolliver Announces That Got,
Shaw, of Iowa. Is a Candidate for the
Highest Office In the Nation.
Chicago, Aug. 31. Senator Dolliver,
of Iowa, while in Chicago yesterday,
announced that Gov. Shaw, of Iowa,
would be a candidate for the presi
dency. The senator also said that
Iowa and a considerable portion of
the middle west would be back of
Iowa's favorite son. Senator Dolli
ter's announcement was precipitated
by the fact that his presence in Chi
cago was reported to be for the pur
pose of meeting Vice Fresh ent Koose
velt. Senator Dolliver said: "Vice
President Boosevelt is a popular man
and has hosts of friends, but I don't
know whether he is launching any
boom for 1904 at this time. Iowa has
a candidate in the person of Leslie
M. Shaw, and my state is back of him
solidly. I believe that we can count
upon other support, but the date of
the next convention is far off and
many things may happen between
now and then."
rhe Admiral Says He Did Not Comment
Adversely on Schley Schley's lawyers
Dissatisfied with the Statement.
'Washington, Aug. 31. Acting Sec
retary Hackett has made public abet
ter received from Admiral llowison,
dated Yonkers, N. Y., August 24, de
nying the authenticity of the inter
view attributed to him in which is
made a comment adversely on Ad
miral Schley. The acting secretary
has, therefore, continued Admiral j
llowison as a member oi tne bcniey
court of inquiry, leaving the coart
itself to determine any further ques
tion as to his competency.
Admiral Schley's counsel, however,
is entirely dissatisfied with the posi
tion of Admiral llowison as disclosed
in his letter. The lawyers hold that
it is not a comprehensive denial of
the statements attributed to Admiral
Howison, nor, they say, does it dis
close sufficiently the admiral's free
dom from bias.
NOT TO WAIT ON CONGRESS.
Comptroller of the Treasury Trace well Ren
ders a Decision Which Disposes of
the Famous De Lima Case.
Washington, Aug. 31. Mr. Trace
well, the comptroller of the treasury,
has rendered a decision which dis
poses of the famous De Lima case.
He holds that under the recent deci
sion of the United States supreme
court the judgment obtained by De
Lima & Co. for $14,597 from the United
States on account of duties paid by
them on goods shipped from Porto
Bico to the United States between
the date of the ratification of the
treaty of Paris and that of the approv
al of the Foraker act, may be paid out
of the general appropriation of the
treasury department without further
action by congress.
GENERAL LAND OFFICE.
Commissioner Hermann Disposed of 13,
663,700 Acres of the Public Domain
During: Last Year.
Washington, Atig. 31. Hon. Dinger
Hermann, commissioner of the gen
eral land office, has completed his an
nual report which shows that during
the year 13,662,700 acres of the public
domain was disposed of and that the
receipts of the office were $4,942,160.
The receipts exceeded those of last
year by $392,402, and the land disposals
by 2,10S,908 acres.
Three Lynchers Convicted.
Wetunipka, Ala., Aug. 31. The jury
In the cases of John Strength and
Martin Fuller, charged with having
participated in the lynching of Bob
ert White, a negro, returned a ver
dict of guilty of murder in the second
degree and sentenced the defendants
to ten years in prison. This makes
three convictions in these cases,
George Howard having been sentenced
to life imprisonment a few days ago
after pleading guilty.
Iowa Town Suffers by Fire.
Des Moines, la., Aug. 31. The busi
ness section of the town of Scrantc.n,
Green county, 40 miles north of here,
was destroyed by fire at midnight
Thursday night. Aid was secured by
a special .train from Jefferson and
after an hour's work the fire was
placed under control. Loss, $60,000.
Hogs Fetch a High Price.
Sioux City, la., Aug. 31. The high
est price paid for hogs on the Sioix
City market in seven years was
reached yesterday, when the top prioe
of $0.23 was recorded.
A SUMMER SERMON:
Discourse Full of the Breath of
Hills and Fields.
Dr. Talma Re Applies Ills Text to the
World In Which We Live The
Need of Olive llranchea in
- Every Day Life.
Copyright, 1901, by Louis Klopsch, N. Y.
This discourse of Dr. Talmage is
full of the breath of the hills and
fields and is a summer sermon: text,
Nehemiah viii, IS, "Go forth unto the
mount and fetch olive branches and
pine branches and myrtle branches
and palm branches and brunches of
thick trees to make booths."
It seems as if Mount Olivet were
unmoored. The people have gone in
to the mountain and have cut off
tree branches and put them on their
shoulders, and they come forth now
into the streets of Jerusalem and on
the house tops, and they twist these
tree branches into arbors or booths.
Then the people come forth from
their comfortable homes and dwell
for seven daj-s in these booths or
arbors. Why do they do that? vell,
it is a great festal time. It is the
feast of tabernacles, and these peo
ple are going to celebrate the desert
travel of their fathers and their de
liverance from their troubles, the ex
perience of their fathers when, travel
ing in the desert, they lived in booths
on their way to the land of Canaan.
And so these booths alsobecame high
ly suggestive I will not say they . are
necessarily typical, but highly sug
gestive of our march toward Heaven
and of the factlhat we are only liv
ing temporarily here, as it were, in
booths or arbors, on our way to the
Canaan of eternal rest. And what
was said to the .Jews literally may
be said figuratively to all this au
dience. Go forth unto the mountain
and fetch olive branches and pine
branches and myrtle branches and
palm branches and branches of thick
trees to make booths.
Yes, we are only here in a tem
porary residence. We are marching
on. The merchant princes who used
to live in Bowling Green, New York,
have passed away, and their resi
dences are now the fields of cheap
merchants. Where are the men who
50 years ago owned Washington and
New York? Passed on. There is no
use in our driving our stakes too
deep into the earth; we are on the
march. The generations that have
preceded us have gone so far on that
we cannot even hear the sound of
their footsteps. They have gone
over the hill, and we are to follow
them. But, blessed be God, we are
not in this world left out of doors
and unsheltered. there are Gospel
booths or CJospel arbors in which our
souls are to be comforted. Go forth
unto the mountain and fetch olive
branches and pine branches and
myrtle branches and palm branches
and branches of thick trees and build
Well, now we areready to construct
a Gospel arbor or Gospel booth, and
how shall we construct it? Well, we
must get all the tree branches and
build. According to my text, we
must go up into the mount and
bring olive branches.. What' does
that mean? The olive ' tree grows
in warm climates, and it reaches the
height of 0 or 22 feet, a straight
stem and then an offshoot from that
stem. And then people come, and
they strip off these branches some
times, and when in time of war the
general of one army takes one of
these olive branches and goes out to
the general of another army, what
does that mean? Why, it means un
saddle the war chargers. It means
hang tip the war knapsacks. It is but
a-beautiful way of sajing, Peace!
Now, if we are to-day going to
succeed in burkling this Gosp:I arbor
we must go into the mount of God's
blessing and fetch the olive branches,
and whatever else we must have we
must have at least two olive
branches, peace with God and peace
with man. When I say peace with
God, I do not mean to represent God
as an angry chieftain, having a
grudge against us, but I do mean to
aflirm that there is no more antag
onism between a hound and a hare,
between a hawk and a pullet, be
tween elephant and swine, than there
is hostility between holiness and sin.
And if God is all holiness and we are
all sin there must be a treaty, there
must be a stretching forth of olive
There is a great lawsuit ging on
now, and it is a lawsuit which man is
bringing against his Maker. That
lawsuit is now on the calendar. It is
the human versus the Divine, it is ini
quity versus the immaculate, it is
weakness versus omnipotence. Man
began it. God did not begin the law
suit. We began it. We assaulted our
Maker, and the sooner we end this
part of the struggle, in wnich the
finite attempts to overthrow the in
finite and omnipotent the sooner we
end it the better. Travelers tell us
there is- no such place as Mount
Calvary, that it is only a hill, only an
insignificant hill, but I persist in
calling it the mount of God's divine
mercy and love, far grander than
any other place on earth, grander
than the Alps or, the Himalayas, and
there are no other hills as compared
with it, and I have noticed in every
sect where the cross of Chrisi is s-ct
forth it is planted with olive
branches. And all we have to do is
to get rid of ti-is war between Gad
and ourselves, of which we are all
tired. We want to back out of the
war," we-want to get rid of this hos
tility. All we havj to do is just to
get up on the mount of God's bless
ing ai:d pluck these olive branches
and wave "them before the throne.
Peace through our. Lord Jesus
Oh, it does not make much differ
ence what the world thinks of you,
but come into the warm, intimate,
glowing and everlasting relationship
vih the God of the whole universe I
That is the joy that makes a hal
leluiah seem stupid. Why do we want
to have peace through our Lord Jesus
Christ? Why, if we had gone on in
10,000 years of war against God we
could not have captured so much as
a sword or a cavalry stirrup or
t"isted off one of the wheels of the
chariot of his omnipotence. But the
moment we bring this olive branch
God and all Heaven come on our side.
Peace through our Lord Jesus Christ,
and no other kind of peace is worth
But my text takes a step further,
and it says. Go into the mountain
and fetch olive branches and pine
branches and palm branches. Now, the
palm tree was very much honored
by the ancients. It had 360 different
uses. The fruit was conserved, the
sap was a beverage, the stems were
ground up for food for camels. The
base of the leaves was turned into
hats and mats and baskets, and from
the root to the top of the highest
leaf there was usefulness. The tree
grew S5 feet in height sometimes,
and it spread leaves four and five feet
long. It meant usefulness, and it
meant victory usefulness for what
it produced and victory because it
was brought into celebrations of
triumph. And oh, how much we want
the palm branches in the churches
of Jesus Christ at this time! A
great many Christians do not amount
to anything. You have to shove
them off the tracc to let the Lord's
chariots come along.
I know the old plan was, the plan
now is, in regard to worldly invest
ments you hear it, merchants tell
you do not put everything into one
thing, do not pu,t all your eggs into
one basket. But I have to tell you
in this matter of religion you had
better give your all to God and then
get in yourself. Oh, saj-s some one,
"My business is to sell silks and
cloths," Well, then, my brother, sell
silks and cloths to the glory of God.
And some one says, "My business is
to raise corn and carrots." Then,
my brother, raise corn and carrots to
the glory of God. And some one
says, "My business is to manufacture
horseshoe nails." Then manufacture
horseshoe nails to the glory of God.
There is nothing for yoi to do that
you ought to do but for the glory of
Usefulness is tvpified by the palm
tree. Ah, we do not want in the
church any more people that are
merely weeping willows, sighing into
the water, standing and admiring
their long lashes in the glassy spring.
No wild cherry, dropping bitter fruit.
We want palm trees, holding some
thing for God, something for angels,
something for man. I am tired and
sick of this flat, tame, insipid, satin
slippered, nambypamby, hightytighty
religion! It is worth nothing for this
world, and it is destruction for cter-nitj-.
Give me 500 men and women
fully consecrated to Christ, and we
will" take this city for God in three
years. Give me 10,000 men and
women fully up to the Christian
standard. In ten years 10,000 of
them would take the whole earth for
God. But when are we going to .be
gin? We all want to be useful. There
is not a man in the pews that does
not want to be useful. When are
we going to begin?
But the palm branch also meant
victory. You all know that. In all
ages, in all lands, the palm branch
means victory. Well, now, we are by
nature the servants of satan. He
stole us, he has his eye on us, he
wants to keep us. But word comes
from our Father that if we will try
to break loose from this doing of
wrong our Father will help us, and
we look the black tj-rant in the face,
and we fly at him, and we wrestle
him down, and we put our heel on
his neck, and we grind him in the
oust, and we say, "Victory, victory,
through our Lord Jesus Christ!" Oh
what a grand thing it is. to have sin
under our foot and a wasted life be
hind our backs. "Blessed is he whose
transgression is forgiven and whose
sin is covered."
Do you not think we had better
begin now to celebrate the coining
victory? In the old meeting house
at Somerville my father used 'to lead
the singing, and he had the old fash
ioned tuning fork, and he would
strike.it upon his knee, and then
put the tuning fork to his ear to
catch the right pitch and start the
hymn. But, friends, do you not think
we had better be catching tne pitcti
of the everlasting song, the song of
victory, when we shall be more than
conquerors? Had we not better be
gin the rehearsal on earth? "They
shall hunger no more, neither thirst
any more; neither shall the sun
light on them, nor any heat. For the
Lamb which is in the mist of the
throne shall feed them and shall lead
them to living fountains of waters;
and God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes.".
But then we must have that other
olive branch, peace with man. Now,
it is very easy to get up a quarrel.
There are gunpowdery Christians all
around us, and one match of provoca
tion will set them off. It is easy
enough to get up a quarrel. But, my
brother, do you not think you had
better have your horns sawed off?
Had not you better make an apol
ogv? Had not you better submit to
a little humiliation? "Oh," you-say,
"until that man takes the first step
I will never be at peace with him.
Nothing will be done until he is ready
to take the first step!" You are a
pretty Christian. When would this
world be saved if Christ had not
i taken the first step? We 'were in the
wrong. Christ was in the right, all
right and forever right. And yet He
took the first step. And instead of
going and getting a .knotty scourge
with which to whip your antagonist,
your enemy, you hau better get up
on the radiant mount where Christ
suffered for His enemies and just
take an olive branch, not stripping
off the soft, cool, fragrant leaves,
leaving them all on, and then try on
them that Gospel switch. It will not
hurt them, and it will save you.
Peace be with God, peace with man.
If you cannot take those two doc
trines, you are no Christian.
Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts In Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred mind
Is like to that above.
From sorrow, toil and pain
And sin we shall be free.
And perfect love and friendship relga .
Through. all eternity.
But this evergreen of my text also
suggests the simple fact that religion
Is evergreen. What does the pine
branch care for the snow on ita
brow? It is only a crown of glory.
The winter cannot freeze it out. This
evergreen tree branch is as beautiful
in winter as it is in the summer.
And that is the characteristic of our
holy religion. In the sharpest, cold
est winter of misfortune and disaster,
it is as good a religion as it is in
the bright summer sunshine. Well,
now, that is a practical truth. For
suppose if I should go up and down
these aisles I would not find in this
house 50 people who had had no
trouble. But there are some of you
who have especial trouble. God only
knows what you go through with.
Oh, how many bereavements, how
many poverties, how many-persecutions,
how many misrepresentations!
And now, my brother, you have tried
everything else, why do you not try
. , , : n t. x
l ms evergreen rengiuji l is juat as
good for you now as it was in the
day of prosperity. It is better for
you. Perhaps some of you feel al
most like Muckle Backie, the fisher
man, who was chided one day be
cause he kept on working, although
that very day he buried his child.
They came to him and said: "It is
indecent for you to be mending that
boat when this afternoon you buried
j'our child." And the fisherman looked
up and said: "Sir, it is very easy for
you gentlefolks to stay in the house
with your handkerchief to your eyes
in grief; but, sir, ought I to let the
other five children starve .because one
of them is drowned? No, sir. We
maun work, we maun work, though
our hearts beat, like this hammer."
You may have had accumulation of
sorrow and misfortune. They come in
flocks, they come in herds, upon your
soul, and yet I have to tell you that
this religion can console you, that it
can help you, that it can deliver you
if nothing else will. Do you tell me
that the riches and the gain of this
world can console you? How was it
with the ecclesiastic who had such a
fondness for money that when he
was sick he ordered a basin of gold
pieces brought to him, and he put his
gouty hands down among the gold
pieces, cooling his hands off in them,
and the rattle and rolling of these
gold pieces were his amusement and
entertainment. Ah, the gold and sil
ver, the honors, the emoluments of
this world, are a poor solace for a
perturbed spirit. You want some
thing better than this world can give.
A young prince, when the children
came around to play with him, re
fused to pla5'. He said: "I will play
only with kings." And it would be
supposed that you would throw away
all other solace before this regal sat
isfaction, this imperial joy.
The hill of ZIon yields
A thousand sacred sweets
Before we reach the heavenly fields
Or walk the golden, streets.
City of eternity, to thy bridal halls
' From this prison would I flee.
Ah, glory! That's for you and me!
My text brings us one step further.
It says: "Go forth into the mount
and fetch .olive branches and pine
branches and myrtle branches and
palm branches and branches of thick
trees." Now, you know very well
I make this remark under the head
of branches of thick trees that a
booth or arbor made of slight
branches would not stand. The first
blast of the tempest would prostrate
it. So then the booth or arbor must
have four stout poles to hold up the
arbor or booth, and hetice-'for the
building of the arbor for this, world
we must have stout branches of thick
trees. And so it is in the Gospel ar
bor. Blessed be God that we have a
brawny Christianity, not one easily
upset. The storms of life will come
upon us, and we want strong doc
trine; not only love, but justice; not
only invitation, but warning. It is
a mighty Gospel; it is an Omnipotent
Gospel. These are the stout branches
of thick trees.
Well, my friends, you see I have
omitted one or two points not be
cause I forgot to present them, but
because I have not time to present
them. I have shown you here is the
olive branch of peace, here is the
nine branch of evergreen Gospel con
solation, here the palm tree branch
of usefulness and of victory, and here"
are the stout branches of thick trees,
The Gospel arbor is done. The air is
aromatic of Heaven. - The leaves
rustle with the gladness of God
Come into the arbor. Come into the
booth. I went out at different times
with a fowler to the mountains to
catch pigeons, and we made our
booth, and we sat in that booth and
watched for the pigeons to come.
And we found 'flocks in the sky, and
after awhile they dropped into the
net, and we were successful. So I
come now to the door of this Gospel
booth. I look out. I see flocks of
souls fiying hither and flying thither.
Oh, that they might come like clouds
and as doves to the window I Come
into the booth. Come into the booth.
WOODS IS UPHELD.
His Claim Adjoining the Town of
Lawton, 'Ok. , Sustained.
Acting: Secretary of the Interior Hold
the Entry of Land, to Be No Viola
tion of the Letter or Spirit
of the Law.
Washington, Aug. 31. In the con-
test case of J. L. Calvert against
James R. Woods, corning from tho
Lawton, Ok., land -district, and in
volving entry No. 1, the acting sec
retary of the interior has rendered a
decision refusing to order a hearing:
on the case. The charges upon
which the contest was founded were
substantially that Woods entry was
made in violation of the homestead
law by reason of its location on the
south line of the town of Lawton,
and that the entry embraces a tract
a mile long and only a quarter of a
mile wide, and was so taken for
speculative purposes and not for
agricultural purposes, and that the
entry was made at a time when there
were a large number of townsite set
tlers on the land who occupied it for
trade and business purposes.
The decision holds that the selec
tion and entry of land adjacent to
the town of Lawton was not in vio
lation of the letter or spirit of tho
law and that the fact that there may
have been alleged townsite settlers
on the land at the time he made his
entry does not affect Woods right
of entry. The land was not subject
to appropriation for townsite pur
pose, nor was any person author
ized to enter upon It or occupy it
for purposes of trade or business, and
no such occupancy could operate o
defeat his right to enter. It is fur
ther held in the opinion that Woods
entry is not bad on account of the
form of the tract embraced; that the
special provisions of the act of May
2, 1890, do not control in this matter,
but that the general provisions of the
homestead law do. The secretary
says that under the act of June 6,
1900, making provision for the dispo
sition of these lands, it is directed
that they shall be disposed of under
the general provisions of the home
stead and townsite laws of the
United States and that under this
law Woods location is valid.
LITTLE OLD CORN ON HAND.
The Total Amount West of the BIIssU-
slppt River Estimated at lOO,
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 31. A careful
inquiry made among the leading farm
ing sections of this state and Nebras
ka fails to show any considerable
amount of old corn on hand.
It is considered by the best authori
ties that not more than 100,000,000
bushels of corn is held west of the
Mississippi river, and perhaps not so
much as this. The manager of an im
portant grain company of this section
sums up the matter thus:
"It is very difficult, indeed, to form
an intelligent opinion of the stock of
old corn in crib west of the Mississippi
river; In our opinion any such esti
mate as a total supply of 600,000,000
is a mistake. We believe that 100,000,
000 bushels would not be far out of
the way for the territory mentioned.
There is absolutely no way to approx
imate the amount. We merely ven
ture this as our opinion."
It is doubtful if the west was ever
so short, comparatively speaking, "as
it is now, of corn for fattening stock.
ROOSEVELT IN ILLINOIS.
The Vice President ot the United States De
livers an Address at Springfield A
Military Parade and Banquet.
Springfield, 111., Aug. 31. Vice "Pres
ident Boosevelt and party arrived here
on a special train from Chicago yes
terday afternoon. They were accord"
ed a hearty welcome by a large throng
at the Chicago & Alton station.
Boosevelt was met by Gov. Yates and
staff, Adjt. Gen. Eeece and 500 politi
cians from various parts of the state.
Escorted by four troops of cavaJry
he went to the executive mansion and
was the guest of Gov. "Yates. Late
in the afternoon he went to Camp
Lincoln, where at six o'clock troops
there passed in review before him.
A grand street parade preceded the
review of trpops and when camp was
reached a salute df 19 guns was fired.
At night a grand military banquet
was served to more than 500 peopV.
Afterwards Col. Boosevelt delivered
GOVERNOR OF PORTO RICO.
'William H. Hunt, of Montana, Appointed
by President McKInley to Suc
ceed Gov. Allen.
Washington, Aug. 31. The president -Friday
appointed William H. Hunt, of .
Montana, to be governor of Torto
William S. Hunt was born in New
Orleans, November 5, 1857. . His fa
ther was William Henry Hunt, sec
retary of the navy under President
Garfield and President Arthur, and,
minister to Bussia, ,
More Teachers for PhlUppInes.
Washington, Aug. 31. The trans
port Sheridan left San Francisco
Saturday with a number of teachers
for Philippine schools, and the trans
port Sumner will follow on the 12th '
prox. with anotlr large delegation
of teachers for the same destination.
Disastrous Wreck on the Great Northern.
Spokane, Wash., Aug. 31. It is re
ported here that a disastrous wreck
occurred last night on the . Great.
Northern, 40 miles east of Kalispell.
Mont. Seventeen people are reported
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