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mi j in Utiricil Strain of That Orovii Sons 0f Justico." i:0UHLE IS STILL VERY BOPEa'L ill, Many Prominent Northern Men art Cited f Condemning the Folly cf Civil War Dill Flndi a nift In the- Clouds. Tho Constitution Rays thero Is a trowing en.',n of Justice In the north that will 1 trcaftor be heard from in put! lug iHv.ro officials over southern commudik's. Tho Tho New York Hera! 1 ha3 opened a rift In tho clouds J hy rebuking tho president, etc. Wo -"hTO so, hut now that Roosevelt haa air pointed a Boston coon to a high of- 1 . The Herald mav rhnnirn frnnt on :y ha Is consistent. That growing i ' rise of justice Is a chameleon of many . colors. It was quite visible a little vhlle after Grady made hi a charming speeches In New York and Boston, but tbe preachers withered It and Movln- , , ey made more appointments and kept making them as long as he lived. This growing sense does not seem to flour ish in many places. Tho fact is, wo have almost despaired of ever Beelng justice grow at the north. Lately I have received three letters, from up thero that Indicate the growing sense, and I have read and re-road them with comfort. One of these is from an old Mexican veteran who says that of the ,.4,700,000 soldiers who fought against . ilia 1 1 T 1 1 TV11H."iri f n 1 . 1 Infighting to free tho negroes, Grants included. One million from tho west flgLUog for the union and tho oiaer 7CQ.000 were the riff-raff and scum, the flotsam and jetsam of all nations who joined tho army for bounty and booty find beauty, and they were the element , iat Sherman employed to mane war ell. He speaks of the war as unholy, Unrighteous and unjust. Another let f.r Js from Portland, Greg., and says the writer recently got hold of one of my letters which said that General Grant was a slave holder and hired I out his negroes up to the close of tho I -war and lived off of their hire. He raja. i uiuu I ueiieve n, out was ln- i tiuceu o examine nis Diogrannv ana I lound It was so." He says that nobody ' in that country ever heard of It and it y3s amazing and astonishing that Lin ctin would appoint a slaveholder to be thehead of the army. The writer of ihi's letter was brought up to believe that the south brought all the negroes from Africa. Another letter Is from a iNTew Hampshire man, a veteran, who -iays that he and seven others Irom ils town joined a company In 18G2, and Aly one besides himself got back. Ever sitfe tfn'he has been reviewing his folly aV jj? the folly of the war and is ashanafed of his people and says that I lo not score them in my letters as hard as.' they deserve. He has Hinton Row aa. Helpers' famous campaign book, in which he says: "We are going to free your slaves and arm them with pikes and torches and fcutcher your families and burn up yewhomes." T?his book is indorsed by sixty-seven members of congress, including John Shejrman. Appleton says that 167,000 cop'jes were sold In three monies and It -precipitated the raid of John Brown, ...at whose execution all the church bells of New Et gland tolled a requiem. And r- T hrAlA P- . . n A ... 1. mj i uiiic iuuiiu mice liui uutrl Ilcrs WI1U ) have tals growing sense and I have heard of one more who is a suspect. I am keeping a tally sheet and as soon as I hear of any more growing sense I will record It. My Oregon friend's generation came up since the war and never had time to bother themselves about the history o the war or slavery. The south was outslda of their con cern a?d Jeff Davis was the area trait- i or that itoosevelt told about in his his , tory. Tuat Is all lie cared to know. But he says your late letters have ex cited our curiosity and if when your book is out, you will let me advertise and sell it in my own way, I will sell 100,000 copies north of the line. This man is A big advertiser with head quarters to. Chicago and sent to me a big lot of h's cards and literature. Well, Mr. Byrd will see about that, but to my opinion his northern cus tomers don't care a baubee about me or Grantorhis niggers. They remind me of tV eliers who went off to camp me J bag, and as they were stand ing by a f 'ilfe one of the brethren came up and Tu cited them to go up to the al tar and jine 'em in gittln' religion. The men seemed somewhat indignant nnd replied: "You must excuse us, sir, we don't live in the county." . '!ut I did find a rift in the clouds X gafynuch comfort. In the :'th h Xime of John Lord's "Beacon hts .of History" I find a sketch of ert H. Lee by Dr. E. Benjamin An s, that is a loving tribute to that ;t soldier. Such a glowing tribute ! r,:!y to be expected from a ..crn source. Especially from one burn In Kew Hampshire, educated at mown university and who Joined tho army while 18 years old and who lost an eye at rctersburg. As an educator ho rro rapidly in Ms profoHKlun and became president of Ms alma mater. Next he wan tailed to Chic ago to take rhargfl of her public schools and later on was chosen as chancellor of the University of Nebraska, where he now Is. Since- tho war ho has frequently championed tbo causo of tho south and became unpouular with our ma lignant enemies. Of course as he Joined the army no young and lost an eye, we muRt let him keep his convic tions, but ho is a big hearted, brain) man or he would not havo dared to have written that tribute. I wonder how it happened that such men as An drews and away back, such men as Webster and Hawthorne and Emerson and Story and Choato, could grow up and mature among the noxious weeds of Now England. I still recall with much pleasuro a good speech I heard in 1844, at Amherst college a com mencement oration by Rufus Choate, who was regarded as tho most bril lant, eloquent and impassioned orato. of America. I had a echoolmato there, and my Boston uncle said he would go with me, for ho had to look after Mr. Choate, for he was an intimate friend. I didn't know exactly what that meant, but found out later. The great hall was crowded with the best people of New England. My un cle was with others seated upon the platform. Mr. Choate's face was all nerves and muscles, his large eyes and mouth conspicuous. For haif an hour his voice was almost a monotone with every word carefully and distinctly uttered, but this was but the breathing of a gentle wind before the storm. Soon he seemed to lose control of his own emotions and soared away among the stars, and his features took on an unearthly glow, his arms responded to every sentence, his frail body sway ed to and fro and his audience un consciousl swayed with him and held their breath for fear they would lose a word or a motion. No, I will never forget that speech. He Btopped because he had to stop, for with the last eloquent sentence he became exhausted and was bodily lift ed up by my uncle and others to the ante room, where he was stripped and rubbed down like an exhausted race horse. In an hour or so ue was re newed and revived. This was Rufus Choate a bundle of quivering pas sionate nerves whose eloquence no audience could calmly listen to and no Jury withstand. BILL ARP, in Atlan ta Constitution. . MARINATE OF MUTTON. Order the mutton two or three days In advance, letting it hang meanwhile in the butcher's ice box. Have, it skinned and the fat cut off and out be fore it is sent home. With a fork make small holes all over the meat and rub well with salt and pepper. Make a marinate as follows and use it cold: Grate six onions of medium size, and add juice of two lemons, a tablespoon ful salad oil, with four tablespoonfuls of any kind of sweet pickled small fruit, with two tablespoonfuls currant jelly. Pour this mixture slowly over the meat and set in the ice bex, bast ing with the liquid whenever it is ne cessary to go to the refrigerator through the day. Roast the mutton, alowing ten minutes to the pound. When the meat is put In the pan there is enough liquid to baste with, and the jelly soon melts on the meat. The same marinate used in basting serve3 also for the gravy. ALMOND FLAMMERY. Soak half a box of gelatine In a cup of cold milk for half an hour. Take two ounces of almonds, one of sweet and one of bitter, blanch and pound them to a paste, adding gradually three cups of milk. When the gelatine is soft add the milk and almonds and put the whole into a double boiler and heat slowly. Then boil for ten min utes and strain through a fine sieve or piece of cheesecloth. Sweeten to taste and flavor with a teaspoonful of orange-flower water. Turn into a mold wet with cold water and set in a cold place to stiffen. Serve with sweeten ed cream, custard or Devonshire cream. Fresh fruit may be served in stead of the sauces. Mash the fruit and sweeten to taste and pour around the cream. "Doctor of Engineering will bo the highest degree granted in the new graduate school for engineering re search to be established by the Massa chusetts Institute of Technology. German schools confer this degree. Special research work will be begun at the institute within a year." Civil, sanitary, mechanical, electrical and marine engineering, architecture, min ing and metallurgy will be included in the advanced courses. Franchls Tax Law Void. The appellate division of the New York supreme court third department handed down a decision Tuesday de claring the special franchise tax law unconstitutional. A SERMON FOR SUNDAY AN ELOQUENT DISCOURSE ENTITLED "UPPER AND NETHER SPRINCS." Il Ite. Dr. J, Wilbur Cliapman lies n Old Teitament Mory a! a Parallel to llluttral tlia Great MrtlnK. yra K eel From Our Heavenly Father. Nf:w YoitK ClTr. The following ser mon is one ot a sorici prepared some time since by the Kev. Dr. J. W ilbur Chapman, U'ri (il;;inK'ihed evanje!iHt. It in entitled II'G Lpper and the Nether Surm," and wan preached from the text "And he Rive her the upper ninnK and the nether Bpnny." Joshua xv.: 11). Half way between Hebron and IWrshe la there onre stood the ancient city of Deliir. It waa the city of brains and books arid the centre of intellectual culture of the olden day. At tho name point now may be seen a rude aiwcmblage of atone hovels, many of which are half fctaudmg, but the others arc entirely broken down. One of tho names given to this city, bemgr transited, means the City of Urooks, or ot learning-what Athens was to Greece the city of Debir was to Southern rales tine. It was 6unpon'.'d that all the record of antiquity of the nation were stored there. It was, indeed, a famous place. Caleb, the son of Jiezron, of the tribe of Judah, was very anxious to secure posses sion of the city. It is this fact which gives riae to the text. His name is very familiar to us. lie was one of tho twelve spies ent hy Moses over into Canaan, and lie and Josihua were the only two born in Lgypt who were given the privilege of en tering Canaan, with the ponsible exception of the Levites, and that, not only because they had brought a truthful report e the land they had explored, but were also will ing to take God at His word, and put all their trust in Him. Forty-five years after, when the wander ings were over, Caleb applied to Joshua for t.heshare of the land whic'a had been promised him, and among other portions there was granted to him Debir, the city of learning. It was still, however, the strong hold of the giants of Canaan, and must be captured to be possessed. Caleb then made the proposition that he would give his daughter Achsah in mar riage to any one who was able to take the city, and one Othniel, who had been much of a warrior, for he had delivered the chil dren of Israel from the Kins of Mesonota- mia, marched against Debir. After a great struggle the gates were broken down, the giants were captured or driven away, and the City of Books lay at the feet of the con oueror. When the victory was won eh was as good as his word, and hia Cal daughter was given in marriage to the sol- dier. With her he also gave as an inherit- ance. a peculiar piece of property, knowrya as "The South Land," valuable for some reasons, out it was mountainous and slopeifV southward toward the deserts of Arabia, t iha Vif nrm.1,. r.C ,..u;u . i the hot winds of which again and again t rwepi, ucross n. .uerore Acnsan jelt ner father's house she besought him for hu blessing. The south land was not enough, she would also have springs of water, una Caleb responded at once, and gave her more than she had asked, for we read in the text: "He gave her the upper springs and the nether springs." From an exceed ingly fertile territory the land was chosen. It contained no less than fourteen springs. The valley was beautiful, for look which way you would you could see them gushing forth. Their presence in the field meant not only a blessing for the field in which they were found, but for all the country around them. I find in this beautiful story a goo'J-.illustration of all that we receive frcA our Father. All that haa been bestowed upon us is as sociated with victory, and that was won by Him whose name was called in the pro phets the Conqueror. It was for Him a fierce struggle, but He came off more than conqueror. Then, after that, He was called the nridegroom of the church, which is to be His bride, and with Him we have re ceived not only the gift of salvation, but in Him we are also blessed with all spiritual blessings. Paul gives us this when he writes to the Ephesians, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Chrjst Jesus." I. God starts His children in thia world is Caleb started his daughter, with an in heritance. No one is so poor but God has given him something. Some have taken the inheritance and treated it as the man with the five talents, they have gained other five also; others like the man with one talent, have wrapped it in a napkin, and so they leave the world as poor as when they, entered it. God has been very good to us. He has given us this world wHh all its beauty, its green pas tures, its still waters, its rivers and its seas, its starry canopy stretching out above. The world is filled with forces of all kinds, but man has seemed to gain control over them, until to-day he stands himself like a conquerer in the midst of them all. But the inheritance is better than that, ne has given us all the faculties of mind and all the powers of body. The mind, the heart, the hands, the feet no one is sent into the world a pauper. God has thus placed a fortune in the grasp of every child of His. It is such a great thing to have a mind, for with it man is able to search the deen things of God and really take hold of the thought of the Eternal. The science of geometry was worked out from a few simple principles by Euclid and Archimedes, by pure reasoning out of their minds, and on the sands of the floor of the room where they were studying Archimedes traced the curves In which, ac cording to science, the heavenly bodies must move. And long after, when the tele scope was invented, the Galileos and the Newtons beheld with reverent wonder that the heavenly bodies were sweeping along in the same curves described so long ago by the great Mathematician. It is, indeed, a wonderful thing to have a mind. But if these things which I have men tioned as our natural inheritance are all what we possess, then, with the success that mav be gained by means of them we may still be of nil men the most miserable. For they are like the south land of Acb pah, they stretch off toward the deserts of sorrow and care and darkness, and the hot winds of despair come sweeping past us again and again. The most miserable peo ple in the world, sooner or later, are those who have just the world and nothing e!.--e. Men are born unto trouble as the sparks fly upward, and this south land of the world is a poor portion. It is beautiful; it is the handiwork of God. But we mut have more than that if the soul be satis fied. "The stars are beautiful, but they pour no light into the midnight of a troubled soul. The flowers are sweet, but they pour no balm into the wounded heart." There are times when the hungry, thirsty, fevered soul must have what the natural inheritance can not give, and God has made provision for that. Man sihs with groatiinps which can not be uttered for the infinite. If you put a seashell to your ear vou will find in it reminiscences of its original home, the roar of the sea. the wail cf the wind, the trroan of the dying wave, all diaerrnihle therein. It lnu the wittiem in itnelf that it belong! to the iiiiiihly dei p. And if you li(-n at tentively to your own heart vou will find constant proof of its destined abode. The Righa, the yearnings, the dreams. th tears, the ndiie4s, tho muHie. all testify that we re inrula for (Jod, nnd that only God ran atinfy our wants. And God knew this. Mjid so, ns well ns giving in the south land He has a!o given u the uprmifs of water from wloch we tntiy drink and he satisfied. God pit r the man who has failed to accept th irn(Tered gift. II. The springs of water were given to Achsah because of her niarrianc with Oth niel. and they arc a perfect illustration of that which comes to us because of our union with the Son of God. The springs were a free gift, and to it the nether spring nf the gospel, which has come to us. "For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: jt u the B'ft of uod." And never a spring bursting from the plains of Gerar, or from the mountains of Ubanon, or from the valleys of Canaan, perform such a minsion as this nether spring of the gospel which is the gift of our (Jod. We have seen the fields in the time of i drought looking parched and apparently dead and worthless, and then suddenly, almost in the night, the meadows were clothed witri green, and the grain lifted up its head rejoicing, all because the rain had fallen. But in thia nether spring of the gospel there is a more marvelous )0er t.oan that he who rnmea to drink of its waters goes away with new life, and his whole nature is changed. The an cients believed in the existence of a spring in which, if a person bathed, he would renew his youth and live forever. We have found that spring to-day in the text, for ''The gift of God is eternal life." "The liible is all a-snarkle with wells and springs, rivers and seas. They toss up their brightness from almost every chapter. And water is many times the type or figure of that which enlivens, beautifies ana gives new life." K-lomon, refreshed by the story of Cy.tfen, exclaims "As cold water to a faty soul, so is good news from a far C' yy." Isaiah, speaking of the blessed ncTs of the children of God, writes, "They stull spiVg as willows from the water courses." The Dronhet. clowin with the thought of the muienium, says, "Stream shaf.l break forth from the desert." The mission ater in this world is to bless and s o , refresh and help. "But all the v , that ever leaped in the tor-rents.-imed in the cascade, or fell in the- .er shower, or hung in the morn ii.v . ;. have given no such comfort to the tf J ,'ed heart, no such rest and refresh- r "si to the sm-sick soul, as that. which . be drawn by you and by me from the i .'; iier spring of "the gospel." J -t is a good type of illustration of the spcl because of its brightness. Yet here ' fails of giving us perfect description or aeai lor where can you find such bright ness as gleams in this nether 6pring? "T..:a 4- :a J- David, unable to nut it into words. plays it on his harp. Christopher Wren, unable to put it into language, springs it in the arches of St. Paul's. Bunyan, fail ins to. present it iu ordinary storr. nut it in the form of allegory, which lives on to day with constantly increasing power. Handel, with ordinary music unable to reach the height and sound the depth of the theme, thrills us with his oratoro." O, the gladness, the brightness, the joy un utterable in that life which is hid with Christ in God. And this I may drink in as I come to the nether springs. There is no life on earth so happy as the Christian's. Take the humblest child of God you know, and whv shouldn't he be happy? According to the Bible he is all the time under the shadow of God's wings. If he walks the ancnls bear him up; if he sleeps they let down ladders from the skies, up and down which the angels go to and fro, bringing down blessings of God. and bearing away his heavy burdens. Why, to get within the door of the king dom, to have a place, not the nearest, but on the very outer circle, to bear the lowest title of all the redeemed, to be the weakest child of all the family of God, to be the dimmest jewel in His crown of rejoicing, to be the least, yea, less than least of all the saints is a hope which sets the heart a-singing. All this I find and more, a thousand times more, as I stoop and drink at the nether springs. Water is also like the gospel in its power to refresh. I remember the River Jordan the day when Naaman came to its banks with his leprosy. I see him going down into its waters, once, twice, three times, and then on until he had, according to the instructions of the servant of God bathed seven times, and then, marvelous change! hia flesh became as it were the flesh of a little child. But here is a greater change for the sin ful soul who will come to the nether springy Here came Newton, and left be hind him his sins which were as scarlet. Here came Bunyan, cursing with every step until lewd people rebuked him, and he went away, so changed that he gave to the world the book that stands in the esti mation of some next to the Bihle for sweet ness and power. Here came Magdalen and the Philippian jailor, Zacchaeus, and the poor trembling thief on the cross, and they drank of the waters and stand to-day in the company of the redeemed. I stand "by the side of the waters to-day, and with all the tenderness of a saved sin ner, with all the assurance of a pardoned child of God, with all the alarm of a friend who sees his friends and neighbors going down to death, away from the living wat ers, I bid you come, come, come; "Whoso ever will, let him come." It is a marvelous spring of which I speak. I recall the fact that when the Master met the man who was blind from his birth He anointed his eyes with clay and spittle and then tod him to go wash in the pool of Siloani; and when ne had washed he came seeing. I imagine that first of all he saw the face of the Master Himself. This is the power of the nether spring of the gos pel. The touch of its waters will cause the scales to drop from our eyes, and we shall be able to see the wondrous things written in the book of God, and not only so, but we shall have given unto us the vision of the face of the Master Himself. It is not strange that we are unable, in our sinful condition, to see things as they are in the kingdom of God, for we are bfind. But if you will only come with your blindness to the nether spring you shall go away re joicing. It is like the pool of Bethesda. It has healing power, and we are not only saved from the guilt of sin, but we may likewise be saved from its power. The only difference ia that in the pool the sick people must wait until the waters are troubled before they may step in and be healed, while in this nether spring the wat ers are always ready. This is no new idea so to represent the gospel of Christ, for I read in the gospel of John these words: "But whosoverer shall drink of the whter that I shall give him shall never thirst. But the water I shall give iiim shall be in him a well of water, springing up into everlasting life.' And in the Apocalypse these words are found: "I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I ..i.m i.: ii .i .! . I fountain of the water o.; life freely." O J thirsty sou's, come and d'i- .' . ni ,iB uiihj iiuu mac is acnirst, ot the I know wh.it ."riii(r of wtr f.v dcr.f for the world, round m G,.rar lj l-' they mak the field fruitful in abundance. Bursting forth in Lebanon, they send then water! down the mountain ule, and i thy go through tho valley thry rnk it the very synonym of fi uitfu!neM. Comely akin to that ut wht the nether spring ot the gonpel doei for u. No one kuowi thw lulncH! of hi! own being until he it hllel with the inliuenre and power of the gospel, l ou walk, in the month of January, over the must If rtilo place in a field or through the foreiit, and you will ice the il!utrtori of what nian U in hi! natural itate. The earth ii full of root! and the treei are full of bud, all of which are cloudy UndageJ io that they can not expand, but when tlm spring time come the rDoti in the ert!i commence to pimh forward and the bud-i on the treei begin to unfold, and in a very littlo time all nature ii rejoicing. What a marvelou! change, simply because the root have been warmed by the sun and kisne ! by the light! and yet it ii not worthy U bo compared with a change which might lie wrought in you, if you will but come to the nether spring and drink of it! hfe giv ing waters, for there you will meet Him who has said: "I am come that you might have life, and that you might have it more abundantly." HI. I wish I might be able to make plain to you all that there is to mucb more to the ('hrintian life than simply being saved. That is only the beginning. J he whole experience stretches away froa that point, and get! brighter and bright as the days go by. With the hope that a might learn the lesson together to-d.ty t have brought before you these two spriugj. Whether the strict exegesis of the text will allow the interpretation or not, 1 am very litre that all will agree that it is a perfect illustration. To drink at the nether spring is salvation, but to drink at the ii per spring is a high privilege that ia of fered to every child of God. I could brin so many passages of Scripture to you which would serve as an illustration of what I mean. Take Ephesians i: 3: "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed u! ith all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesua." Or, Col. ii: 12: "Buried with Him in bap tism, wherein also ye are risen with Him, through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised Him from the dead." Or, take Col. iii: 1-3: "If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which ar above, where Christ Bitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on thing above, not on things on the earth, f or ye are dead, and your life is hid with Chris: in God." Or, take Phil, iii: 20: "For our conversation is in heaven, from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ." I would that we might all drink at the upper spring. What peace would then fill our hearts! When wc drink at the lower spring we come to be at peace with God, but when we learn to drink also at the upper spring we have the peace of God, and there is a great difference between the two. It is something like the differ ence between a microscope and a telescope. With the first we can sec things near, and in a bulk not larger than a grain ot sand 1 can find a thousand million animalculae, but with the latter I can see things afar off. I can actually study the Milky Way, which is removed from me thousands and thousands of miles. At the nether spring, first of all, I see myself and all my sinful ness; then I see Christ in all His righteous ness; then I hear Him say that though my sins be like scarlet they shall be as white as snow, and there at the nether spring I am made whole, but with the up per spring it is different. Like the tele scope it is all about the things which are above, and as I drink at its waters I find myself being lifted above this world, and mv conversation, not only, but my very life, may be in the heavenlies. And the way to this upper spring is pointed out very plainly to us. I remem ber the dream of Jacob as he was going from Beersheba to Ilaran. It was of the ladder which was set upon earth, the top of which reached up to heaven. This ladder is set for us. It reaches to the very brink" of the upper spring. The ladder is Christ; His feet rest upon the earth. His brow is bound with the glory of . heaven. The events of His earthly life are the earthward end of the ladder; His divinity, His finished Messiahship, His perpetual priesthood the topmost end. In a distant city a fire was raging. It was thought that all the inmates had been saved, when to the horror of the bystand ers two children were seen standing at a third-story window. It was before the days of the almost perfect appliances for the -saving of lives. Two ladders were hurriedly 6pliced together and lifted to the sine oi the building. There was ' shout of terror when it was found that the ladder lacked six feet of reaching the children. In a moment a brave fireman was mounting the ladder; he reached the topmost round, and then stood for a mo ment balancing himself until he had caught the window sill with his hand, and then over his body, which supplied the gap be tween the ladder and window the children came slowly down until outstretched hands reached them in safety. And this is what the Lord Jesus Christ did for you and for me! There was no way for us back to heaven. We were estranged from God. And then He came in His incarnation, and cm the platform erected by the patriarchal, legal and prophetic dispensation, He stood, as it were, in His own body, reaching up His hands, He took hold of God, and the way was made complete. And so it' has come to pass that not only in Chrst we are sayed but it is also true that we mount by Him into the very secret place of the Most High. And thia ia drinking at the upper spring. Thus the secret of this great blessing; is to be found by abiding in Christ. Dr. Gor don used to tell a little circumstance which came beneath his eyes in New England, which presents to us a figure of it ali. Two little saplings grew side by side. Ihrough the action of the wind they crossed each other. By and bv the bark of each became wounded and the sap be gan to mingle, until in some still day they became united to each other. This pro cess went on more and more until they were firmly compacted. Then the stronger began to absorb the life from the weaker; it grew stronger while the other grew weaker and w-eaker. until finally it dropped away and then disappeared. And now there are two trunks at the bottom and oniy one at tne top. JJeath has tancn away the one, life has triumphed in the other. Creed! and Doctrine!. Creeds and doctrines are the attempts to explain existing fact3. Creeds do not pro duce the life. The creeds and opinions may change, but the realities remain and are unchangeable. They are the phenomena to be explained. The creeds and doctrines are the varying explanations. The events and active forces are the evidences of the life force. It is an intelligent personal agency. He lives. He is the life of His cause. By Him any man may come into a Pew l,';. b.rough Iiim millions have brought their hves ",nto tune with the uni- IZZVa tTC af! WT.e we sha!1 ray more work- Vrm t0 Hl9, Vi". to H, WOIk and lllS pero-, f.,"