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Will practice in
Sampson county.
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vhician,Sih:oko.v a.nd Dentist,
;'. iu Lee's Drugstore. j7-lyr
oit at Law.
Ofllcc on Main Street,
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1 sell no cheap, "lire guilt"
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the ladies is called to the iatcfct styles
f itKKAST pins thev art ''things of
beauty !"
T lie old reliable and standard BETH
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in various styles mid sizes.
Ddr Repairing of Watches mh! liucks
m mending .icwciry is a specialty.
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mi attifiwtimi ' 1
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: AiiSO :
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It n.orniug, eve or noon;
We cut and dress the hair with grace,
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Our room is neat and towels clean,
Scissors sharp and razors keen,
And everything we think you'll find;
To suit the face and please the mind,
Vrul all our art and skill can do,
It vou just call, we'll do for you.
Shop ou DeVane Streot, opposite
Court House, over the old Alliance
The Clinton Barber.
When you go
f o Goldsboro be sure to stop at the
Gregory-Arligton Hotels.
Good fare, attentive servants and
large comfortablo rooms.
When you get off tho train "Isaac"
(everybody knows Isaac) will be
there. Give him your baggage and
go with him.
octlfi-tf Proprietor
Has removed his Tailoring Estab
lishment from his old stand to his
office on Sampson Street, next to the
M. E. Church.
The great and orignal leader in
low prices for men's clothes. Econ
omy In cloth and money will force
you to give him a call.
l6rLatest Fashion plates always
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i .
The Opinion of The Editor and the
Opinion of Others which we
Can Endorse on the Various
Topics of the Day.
The following queer order appears
in the columns of the New Berne
What are the paramount National
Issues? They are the GO per cent,
monopoly tariff, the extravagance
of the Billion-Dollar Congress and
the conspiracy against home rule
and free elections embodied In the
Force and Fraud bill. These are
the issues upon which the judgment
of the people was pronounced last
November, and upon them we can
safely go into the great battle of 1892.
There la no other subject a mo
mentous and so pressing as these.
The silver quest ion will not be
made a lending issue by- either of
the great parties."
The order is issued, but suppose
Dr. Kingsbury's "common people"
decide that they will look after the
platforms and have a say about
what they will yell for during the
next campaign. Yes the "common
people" say that they will hive the
money question and the infamous
fraud of the Demontization of silver
in 1873 among the issues of the next
campaign, and to this end they will
take charge of their party and bring
it back to Jcffersonian moorings. If
the people mean this, what is the
new Berne Journal going to do
about it?
The Memphis v Appeal-Avalanco
in its desperation over the political
situation gives vent to tho follow
What should the Democracy do?
Surrender? No. A thousand times
no! Better, i'ar better to goto defeat
than to submit to the dictation of
those whom God and nature inted-
ed for subordinates and subalterns.
We must admit that the above is
beyond our comprehension. In these
parts it is tho Domooracy, tho in-v
jority of the
Democracy that has
determine to add now issues to the
fight. But then we suppose that
this majority are those designed to
be "subalterns and subordents"
above referred to or "common peo-
pie"as a Vetera l editor of th's State
dor? Well Congressman Oates tells
the minority to kick out of traces,
,n holt, if the common" people
donH k0CPii
The new form of debt statement
and Its explanation as given by Sec
retary Foster furnish complete evi
dence that the statements from that
uepartineut lor tho past hve years
were mado to hoodwink and deceive
the people. The difference between
the present and past statements lies
in the changed conditions of the
treasury. Now the treasury Is
bankrupt and tho Secretary 13 trying
to show an abundance of cash on
hand; then the treasury was full to
running over, and the Idea was to
snow as little money on hand as
possible. To mislead the peaple as
to tho true condition of the national
finances controlled in both cases.
National Economist.
Col. Akers, the famous real estate
I auctioneer, made a little speech in
Raleigh before he began the sale of
the Idlewild lots. We clip the fol
The South is prospering and with
in a quarter of a century not a bale
of cotton will be shipped from the
South. Wo will manufacture it
Alabama has taken the laurel from
Pennsylvania for iron.
We have here a beautiful piece of
ground we propose to sell. This is
a revival. There are revivals of
religion and temperance. We must
have business revivals. Hustling
men ate needed more than college
Every man who puts a tin roof on
his house is given a practical de
monstration ot tne beauties ot re
publican legislation, by having to
pay $1.00 a box more for his roofing
tin that was charged , before the tin
schedule or the McKinley bill went
! into effect, . Ask your tinner of this
isn't straight.
The Republicans appear to be
placing more dependence upou the
big crops than upon their record or
arguments, to help them out of the
hole in Ohio and Iowa this year
This isn't the first time that the re
publican party has had the audacity
to claim the credit for good crops.
What the wild waves ot th At
lantic aro laying these days to .Mr
Harrison isn't probably half as in
terostlng as what Mr. Harrison said
to Mr Wanamaker about his eon
I nection with the wrecked Keystone
i bank.
Firt ten line free, 5 cent half of alvi:r
tiring rate) for each sulweqw-nt line, count
ing word to the line
Mingo Academy Alliance,
No. 229, June 20, '91.
Died, at his home in Mingo Town
ship, Sampson county, N. C, in the
year 1891, aged 39 years, John It.
Jjee, leaving a wife and two child
ren, with a large number of relatives
and friends to mourn their loss.
Whereas, it has pleased God in his
kind providence to remove from our
midst our esteervnndand brr
ther, therefore be iccwely the same,
llesolvod, That v
pleasure as well as a d.lila . ,
our admiration for ttu "ZLAY"
qualities f . , llf'-ia character,
and while wc mourn his loss we lx v
with humble submission to the Di
vine Decree.
Resolved, That Jbjsddeltty to his
Alliance won for him the sympathy
of the members during his affliction.
Resolved, That we extend to his
bereaved family our condolence in
this their sore trial, remembering
that whom the Lord lovolu he chas
tencth. Resolved, That a copy of these
resolutions be forwarded to the fam
ily, and to The Caucasian for pub
J. D. Williams,
Wm. C. Jackson, Com.
Wm. Bland,
The following resolutions of re
spect were passed by Mingo Acade
my Alliance, No. 229:
Whereas, uod m Ills all-wise
providence took from us by death on
March 4th, 1891, Mrs. Rachel Dudley,
born May 15th, 1840, an honest and
usetul member of our order. There
fore be it
Hesolved. That while we deeply
deplore her sudden and seemingly
untimely departure, yet we bow to
tho will of God who is too merciful
o be unkind, and believe that He has
taken one of his children to His bo
som, one who in early life gave her
heart to Him an J a life devotion to
lis cause.
nesotvea, mat we extend our
sincerest sympathy to the loving sis
ters, tond brother and bereaved
children in thdir deep affliction and
point them to Christ the Saviour,
who alone can pour into their broken
hearts the balm of Gilead, and trust
that we all imitate the example of
her christian lite.
Resolved, That a copy of these
resolutions be lorwarded to the child
ren, and to The Caucasian for pub-
lcalion. J.D.Williams.
W. C. Jackson . Cuiu.
Wm. Bland,
Is it sensible ? Is it reasonable?
s it economy, to suffer yourself and
worry otheis with a headache when
Brauycronne will relieve you in fif-
een minutes. It costs only fifty
cents a bottle.
Miss Maggie Pierce is
friends' at Manchester, in
and county.
Mr. Buck Guy and Mr. Q. H. Wil-
lams moved their iamihes to Geor
gia on the 4th instant.
Mrs. Lucy Skipper, from Wilming
ton, spent Tuesday and Wednesday
with her nephew, Mr. W. b Blaney,
ou her way to Mount Olive to visit
her brother.
Miss Annie llollings worth, of
Goldsboro, is visiting at Mr. D. J.
A free school session will open at
the Pierce school house on the third
Monday in September, under the
management of Mr. Henry Grady,
son ot Congressman B. F. Grady.
E, B.
How is This?
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cannot be cured by taking Hall's Ca
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R. Smith, Druggist, Mount Olive,
N. C., and Dr. 11. II. Holliday, Clin-
ton, N. C.
Mr. Malan Boggsand wife, of In
dianapolis, Indiana, are visiting his
brothers at this place.
Messrs. J. F. Boggs, R. H. Boggs
and Malan Boggs have taken a trip
up to Hillsboro, N. C, to spend a
few days with their relatives and
Mrs. N. J. Barber, of this place has
been quite sick for the last few days,
but I think she is improving.
Mrs. Mary Hall, who lives near
this place, is visiting her daughter
on New River, Onslow county J.
A Safe Investment
Is one which is guaranteed to bring
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Uus safe plan you can buy fiom our ad
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Olive, N. C.
Billje Warren.
I find t..v ii...
.MBit i, u. Mun nan
who lus 1h;c wrioucly injured in a
railway accident, is a passenger on a
train runoiug to the mountain tlittticts
of Virginia, and by cliance a Dr. Johu
Hart ltoyal 2so. 2 jictn ou board at a
way iatioo and profit r attention to the
Chaitek 2. Dr. ltoyal No. 2 in-
Bihla that the Battering man rliall wait
over at the town of Matoacja and re
cruit his utrenth. The t-top is made,
and Dr. ltoyal o. I confides totheoth
trthat he must reach a distant, point be
fore 12 o'clock the following day to Iks
married to his cousin, Phyllis ltoyal. A
fortune for the cousin, bequeathed by
an eccentric auut, depends upou the
marriage being celebrated before that
time. Convinced by lus medical judg
ment that the prospective bridegroom
cannot make the jouruey alive, Dr. ltoy
al No. 2 oners to go on as a proxy an
is accepted.
Chapter d. I he pioxy reaches the
church where the parties are assembled
await'og the traveler. The ceremony
is finished ten minutes to 12.
ChapTi-.r 4. The anxiety of Dr. lio,-
al No. 1 it explained to No. 2 by the dis
covery that tne bride is blind.
Chapter 5. The proxy and bride set
out on the wedding tour, and at Matoac-
ca Dr. ltoyal No. 2 fastens to the bed
side of No. 1 and finds that he ia dead,
having passed away at exactly ten min
utes to 12 on the day of the marriage.
Royal had about completed his ar
rangements for leaving the hotel in
which so unvth of import had occurred,
when a chance remark caused his own
position m this affair of his namesake to
assume proportions and a oomnlexitv
which well nigh oTerv.dielmed him.
He was Btanding in the hotel office.
near tho clerk's desk, on which lay the
open register. Tho young doctor stood
at his elbow, the some to whose fledgling
care John Royal had been committed.
They had been speaking of the case and
of its untoward ending, and had gone
into details of interest and importance
to no mortal soul save members ot the
profession. Suddenly the young fellow
pat a question:
'The young hriy is hi cousin and nxrt
of kin. She is my wife."
"Were you brothers? Excuse me for
asking, but the name is the same for
both on the register," laying his hand on
the book. "They've put the same in
itials, too. Bat that's a mistake, I reck
No, Royal explained, there was no
mistake. The names were the same
and they were kinsmen, but not broth
ers. He cast lus eye on tne register, as
he spoke, and read beneath the name of
Mrs. Walter Hart that of Mrs. John
Hart Royal. It surprised him, for he
had no recollection whatever of having
placed it there. Then he remembered
that in the excitement and hurry of the
arrival he had neglected to register the
ladies at alL It was probable that tho
clerk had supplied the omission from
information obtained at the fountain
"His wife, I suppose," fhe young phy
sician hazarded.
In the second which elapsed before he
replied Hart Royal's mind seemed, to
work over the whole case, from start to
finish, like an electric flash. He ap
peared suddenly confronted by a point
of view the instantaneous absorption of
which by his consciousness made it seem
something ' which , he had known all
along, only failed to give it due promi
nence. . The pause ere he spoke was so
slight that it passed unheeded by the
bystanders, but daring it Royal's -whole
mental "position, and a good part of hu
external circumstances, had been shifted.
"No," he made answer quietly. "The
young lady is his cousin and next of
kin.' She is my wife."
trcmeitdovsly funny.
Bayr' he growua. .
"Poor child! Poor Phyllis!"
Mrs. Hart's face wore a compassionate
expression, and her voice had tender,
comim'serating inflections. She. stood by
by American I'm .WMxintioo.
the window, looking out into the street
with eyea -which conveyed to her mind
m image of that on which they rested.
" Royal paused in his mtlet walk and
silently gal at her. Her tone made
him 'wince like the touch of a ncttK
He was too much oppreaaod by the re
sult of his own precipitation not to be
sore and irritable. Involuntarily, he re
sented the implied depreciation. "
"I am not a bad man, as men go," he
remonstrated. "A blundering fool, if
you will, but no villain. Your tone im
plies that I have been both."
Mrs. Hunt turned toward him. As
she did so she CHUght an exprue&ion on
the young man's fuce which reminded
her curiously of her husband. Her oyes
softened and a smilo came to her lips.
She had seen the look before during tlie
days tliat they had been together, and
always with mute, -wistful acknowledg
ment of tho tie between them. After
all, he was Phil Royal's son and of their
own people which fact, in the ladyB
mind, considerably ameliorated tho sit
uation. What wonld hiive been licr at
titude toward Royal if, instead of being
a member of tlio family with blood right
of interference, he had turned out sim
ply a blundering stranger, whose tender
nature had ruled his reason to such dis
astrous effect, it is difficult to imagino.
Fortunately for Royal sbo was not put
to the test. A kinsman, like the shape
of a nose, can be accepted and endured
with the pleasing consciousness that, ex
ternally, the worst is known of him,
while the introduction of a stranger into
one's life may be attended with as grave
risks as thoso incident to the French no
tary's experiment.
Mrs. Hart loved romance with a I
southern woman's love, and moreover J
she was gifted with a subtle sense of I
humor. Interwoven with the tragic and
pathetic elements of the affair there was
comedy as well, for those sufficiently dis
engaged to appreciate it. And, for the
life of her, Mrs. Hart could not forbear
imaginative pictures of the self com
placent soul of her kinswoman, assert
ively, comporting itself in the infinite,
suddenly confronted with a view of the
situation as it now :;tood. Even a dis
embodied spirit, in such case, could not
cape recognition of limitations and
arrangements for pulling stroke in the
lifeboat of other people after this mortal
shall havo put ou immortality. The
pithy old Scotch proverb recurred again
and again to Mrs. Hart's secretly divert
ed mind with a relishing sense of its ap
plicability. "What did tho lawyers say?" she ques
tioned, coming toward him, &ud tacitly
ignoring her own discourteous exclama
tion and his impatient reception of it.
Royal pushed a chair toward her, but
declined one for himself. I:Jns nerv
ously excited condition it pleased him
better to tramp about the room. They
had been in Alexandria a week, coining
directly homo with Mrs. Hart after John
Royal's funeral, and during that time
the dead man's substitute had devoted
himself to discovering what might bo
his legal status in the affair. Of his
case in equity he had no shadow of
"There hasn't been time enough for
anything like research yet, and a lawyer
is nothing without precedent, he an
swered. "I've seen a couple of fellows
here, and stated the case hypothetically,
and I've talked to a man or two in Wash
ington besides. Of course I've only got
ten horseback oxinions as yet. Nobody
I've seen has ever gone into a thing like
this. One fellow told me plainly that
he didn't believe such a case had ever
even been imagined before."
"But tne irenerai impression was
Royal paused beside her chair, and
stood looking thoughtfully down at her:
"A3 far as John Royal is concerned
the case has but one point of view. They
all agree on that. The proxy marriage
was no marriage. Under the circum
stances it couldn't be. A man in articlo
mortis, as John Royal was at the time
of the ceremony, cannot enter into a
contract; the law wouldn't recognize
such an act as conscious and voluntary.
Even if he had lived it is doubtful
whether the proxy marriage would have
6tood, It would have given us what we
wanted, though a fighting chance for
the money. Marriages by proxy are so
unusual that the law dont provide for
differentiations of them."
"Then the marriage with John is null
and void?"
"It's non-existent."
"And with you?'
Mrs. Hart looked searehingly up at
him: she put out her hand to prevent
him from resuming his restless pacing
backward and forward.
"The marriage with me was genuine.
Listen and I'll try to make it clear to
With allowance made for inaccuracies
of understanding and statement due to
lack of legal knowledge and a, perforce,
prima facie reading of the case, the gist
of that which Royal had gathered was
this. Marriage was the special charge
of the law, and by it regarded as tho
prime pillar of civilization, therefore
every possible facility had been afforded
peoole for entering the matrimonial
state; the notion being, apparently, that
the more marriages the more props
ergo, the more civilization.
In the present case the names of the
two men being identical and age and ap
pearance sufficiently similar to cause the
license to fit either indifferently, and the
woman having consented to marry the
man she was with, the marriage cere
mony, it was declared, had constituted
them man and wife, and nothing short
of a divorce could change the relation.
Tbs woman had designed and intended
to marry her cousin John .Hart Royal,
and she had married her cousin John
Hart Royal, and the fact that the man
she had espoused was not the man to
whom she had engaged herself could not
militate against the stronger fact that
Continued on Second Page!
A Sermon in Kentucky.
i'OWKli or CHKIST.
Not Logic, Not Mctaphyi"., Not f
Autiqiinriati Kcscartli. but
Taith Can Iak.-I s Whob.
(iASCAIt. vast j
Iliou JJttiuoK, Ky., July li
concourse of pto)ki iMtetatnblod thfe
morning on tlte Lbtork; oauip ground
at High Hridge, Ky., fo lr Dr. Tal
mage preach. They otune from all th
surrounding cities, town tnd nfJghbor
hood. t A large oontiiigixit f rm Loub
vllle aud onotlicr from Cincinnati were
present Many of the visitors b:w re
mained here since yterday afterrwon,
when t)r. Tnhrvigs ppeacheil In tlte
tamo place. Tlie text of his sermon
this morninj was from Ats iii, 15, "We
are witnesses. "
Standing amid Ue bills iux grov of
Kentucky and before this great multi
tude tlwit no man can nutaber, moft of
whom I never saw before and never will
see again in this world, I choose a very
practical theme. In tho days of George
Stcphenaon, tho perfector of tho lomo
lnotive engine, the scientists proved
conclusively that n railroad train could
never be driven by steam power suc
cessfully without peril; but tho rushing
express trains from Liverpool to Edin
burgh and from Edinburgh to London
have mode all the nation witnesses of
the splendid achievement.
Machinists and navigators proved
conclusively that a steamer could never
cross tho Atlantic ocean, but no sooner
had they successfully proved tho im
possibility of such an undertaking than
the work was done, and the passengers
on the Cunard, and the Inman, and
the National, and tho White Star lines
aro witnesses. There went up a guffaw
of wise laughter at Professor Morse's
proposition to moke the lightning of
heaven his errand bov, and it was
proved conclusively that the thing
could never be done, frut now all the
news of the wido world put Iu your
hands every morning and night bos
made all nations witnesses.
So in the time of Christ It was proved
him to rihio from the dead. It was
shown lyrically that when a man was
dead, he was dead, and the heart, and
the liver, and the lungs having ceased
to perform the ir offices, the limbs would
be rigid beyond all power of friction or
arousal. They showed it to be an ab
solute absurdity that the dead Christ
should ever get up alive; but no sooner
had they proved this than tho dead
Christ aroee, and the disomies beheld
him, heard his voice and talked with
him, and they took the witness stand
to prove that to be true which tho wise
acres of the day had proved to le im
possible ; the record of tho experiment
and of the testimony is in the text,
"Him hath God raised from tho dead,
whereof we are witnesses."
.Now, let me play the skeptic lor a
moment. "There is no God," says tho
skeptic, "for I have never seen him
with my physical eyesight. Your Bi
ble is a pack of contradictions. There
never was a mirocla. Lazarus was not
raised from tlw dood, and tlio water
was new turned into wine. Your re
ligion Is an imposition on the credulity
of tho ages." There Is an aged man
moving in that pew as though he would
like to Tospocid. Here are hundreds of
people with faoes a little fliwlied at
these announcements, and all through
this throng there is a suppressed feeling
which would like to speck out In be
half of the truth of cor glorious Chris
tianity, as ki the days of tlie text, cry
lng out, "We are witnesses P
The fact Is, that if this world is ever
brought to God it will not be through
argument." but through testimony. You
might cover the whole earth with apol
ogies for Christianity, and learned
treatises in defense of religion; you
would net convert a soul. Lectures on
the harmonv between science and re
ligion are beautiful mental discipline,
but have never saved a soul and never
will save soul. Pat a man of tin world
and a man of tho church against oaeh
other, and tlie man of tlie work! will,
In all probability,, get the triumph.
There are a thousand things in our re
ligion that seem Illogical to Che world
and always will seem illogical.
Our weapon In this conflict is faith,
not logic; faith, not metaphysics; faith,
Dot profundity, faith, not scholastic
exploration. But then, in order to have
faith, we must have testimony, and if
five hundred men, or one thousand
toon, or five hundred thousand men, or
five million men get up and tell me
that they have felt the religion of Jesus
Christ a joy, a comfort, a help, an ln
fplration, I am bound as a fair minded
man to accept tlietr testimony. I want
just now to put before you throe propo
rtions, the truth of which I think this
audience will attest with overwhelming
uimnimity. Tlie tlrst proposition Is,
We are witnesfes that the religion of
Christ is able to convert a souL The
Gospel may have had a hard time to
conquer us, we may have fought it
back, but we were vanquished. You
say - conversion is only , an hnagtnary
thing. We know better. "We are
witnesses." There never was so great
a change In our heart and life on any
subject as on this.
People laughed at the missionaries in
Madagascar because they preached ten
years without one ohvert, but there
are many thousands of converts in Mad
agascar today. People laughed at Dr.
Judson. . the Baptist missionary,
cause he kept on preaching In Bunnah
five years without a single convert but
ia Itmuab today. Popple lfcuLM 1
j tlwre sewn jrr without ft atngls o&
j 1 1 j vrrvHvn, I nt thee aw mnf ttaomnji
j ci uiiru-tian in Chlii today. Pwf e
j LuichM &t tiw mfokwiarW for prtwob
j in at Tahiti for flftwn fmn without A
I elnlo coiiTwWi, an i t the ini4eoA
r!v fr urmrliltij in Iktupd terenteeo
year without a rinpki convenim, yrt
iantb land, thero multitude
But why (x far to And ertVnx
i "Wtt &re wttnwi.- W wrr ma wood
that no man could have htuuMJ u; I
wo wiro ) linra mat no wurtniy power!
could hava nxdtwi us. Asxgtit I (rod
wcro all around about thcr could I
. t
not orwwtne iul But one day, rr-1
hn-t-. M.jwt ,n.
a Presbyterian etchtkttl lecture, or I
at a burial, or on liow-lwk, poww
wired us, ami imvle us gut down, and
mad us tretnbk and mad ui no4,
and made us cry for mercy, and we
. , , . . . , . im
tried to wreikrh ouixlre awny from the
grasp, but we could not It flung us flat,
and wlien wo omno w wet m much
diangod as (lourgU, Um heathen, who
wont into a prayer meeting, with a dag-1
gv and a gun, to disturb th meeting
and destroy it, Init the next day vm
found crying: "OIl mygroatslnjl Oh, M
i. . ... . . - I I
my groat aaMourr ana -lor ejeven
yoars preached tlte Ooepel of Christ to
his fellow mountaineers, the kict wordi
on his dying hps being, "Free grace V
Oh, it was free grace I
Thwre Is a man who was for ten years I
a hard drinker. T1k dreadful appetite
liad Haul down its roots around the!
palate, and the tongue, and on down
until tley were interlinked with tlie
vitals of body, mind and soul ; but lie
has not taken any stimulants for two
years. Wliat did that! Not temper
ance societies. Not prohibition" laws.
Not moral suasion. Conversion did it.
Why," Kiid ono upon whom the great
cuange lial come, "sir, I feel just as
though I were somebody else." There
is a sea captain who swore all tlto way
from New York to Havana, and from
Havana to San Francisco, and when
ho was In port lie was worse than when
ho was on sea. what power was it j
tjiat washed his tongue clean of pro-j
fanities, and madhlm a pfsjKi singer t
Conversion by the Holy Spirit There
aro thousands of people here today who
aro no more what they once were than
a water lily Is a nightshade, or a morn
ing lark is a Vulture, or day is night.
Now, if I should demand tliat all
those people hero present who have felt
tho converting power of religion should
rise, so far from belntr nxhomed they
would snrlnff to their feet with more
Jnrrfj thnrt )inv erur mrvntrnr to the
dance, the tears mingling with their
exhilaration as they cried, "We are
witnesses!" And If they tried to sing
tho old Gospel hymn, they would break
down with emotion by tho tlmo they
got to tho second lino:
Afhamod of Jesus, tlmt denr friend
On whom my hoi of lioaven defend
No! WLcn I blush, bo this my sluuno
That I no more rovero Lis name.
Again, ! remark that "wo are wit
nesses' oillie oospers power to com
fort. When a man has trouble the
world comes In and says, "Now, get
your mind off this ; go out and breathe
the fresh air; plunge deeper Into busi
ness." What poor advioel Get your
mind off it ! When everything is upturn
ed with the bereavement, and every-
tlilng reminds you of what you have
lost Get your mind off It I They
might as well advise you to stop think
ing, and you cannot stop tldaklng in
that direction. Take a walk in the
fresh air! Why, along that very street,
or that. very rood, she onoo accom
panied you. Out of that grass plot
she plucked flowers, or iuto that show
window she looked fascinated, saying,
"Come, see the pictures.' Go deeper
into business ! W hy, hhn was associated
with all your business ambition, and
since sbo has gone you have no ambi
tion left Oh. this Is a clumsy world
when it tries to comfort a broken heart I
I can build a Corliss engine, I oau
paint a Raphael's "Madonna," I can
play a Beethoven's "Symplioiiy" as
easily as this world can comfort a
broken heart. And yet you liave been
comforted. How was it done! Did
Christ come to you and say, "Got your
mind off tliis ; go out and breathe tlie
fresh air; plungo deeper Into business f
No. There was a minute . when ho
come to you perhaps In tlie watcliea
of the night, perhaps iu your place of
business, perliaps along the street and
he breathed something into your soul
that gave ijeuoe, rest, Infinite quiet, so
that you could take out the photograph
of tho departed one and look into the
eyes and the face of the dotal one and
say : it is au rigui, sue is Deiwjr ou;
wouki not call her back. Lord, I
thee that thou hast comforted my poor
Tlie re are Christian parent here who
are willing to testify to the power of
this Gospel to comfort Your sou had
just graduated from school or college
and was going into business, and the
Lord took him. Or your daughter had
just graduated from the young ladies'
seminary, and you thought she was go
ing to be a useful wouum, and- of long
life, but the Lord took ler, and yon
were tempted to say, "All this culture
of twenty years for nothing 1" Or the
little child caine home from school with
the hoi fever that stopped not for the
agonized prayer or for the skillful phy
sician, and the little child was taken.
Or the babe was lifted out of your
arms by some quick epidemic, and you
stood wondering why God ever gave,
you that child at all, if so soon lie was
to take it away. And yet you are not
repining, you ara not Itetrta, you are
not fighting against God. What en
abled you to stand oil umj uoaii
"Oh," you say, "I took medicine
that God gave my sick rtff In my
distress I threw myself at the feet of a
sympathizing God, and when I was too
weak to pray or to look up he breathed
into me a peace that I think must be
I -
the foretaste of tliat heaven wnere
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Christiau Eolnvx.
Religious WiscIUny-Srmon Re
ports-General Church Rewiand
"Ut vour Uchl m tWt& MarbirKit.i
ItfrKr .V'T
141IU Buill.
lt Sabbath Dr. 11. F. M Arable
m mo l ronhytcrUn church at Clin
ton preached an bl ftouUtlrrlm?
toiuiiii ikmii liiuicxii "Anu I rive
,, . , ... .. . .
ut vernal life." John loth
chapter and 2Hth vitw. Herald
tnai rocvmly ho wan Ulkingwlthn
lady of Uk Unlurinn belie r and nhi
aau that she ha! carefully rtmt the
Vi.w T ... i .i r n .
.now itiaiuent and ha falltxl to
a . . , "
nml s8'0 argument l prOvT of
the divinity of ChrUt. 8tic was a
care Ions and uneornprelwntltnjr road.
er. 8ho pasiI over and fulled to
olwi - rve many argumci.ts or proof,
The text to-uy is ono of tho prooft
prooi joltlve una -uraclent uith
la I l . ..
" Bve unio uiem oicmai
life." ho can do that but ono dl.
vino? Who else ha ever claimed
to do It ? The world h profitno and
wicked and men have Mild many dar
iug, preposterous, preumptuou.and
sacriliglous things ami claimed crodlt
for doing things to weak men im
possible, but i.ono but Jitus Chrint
and his Father who are one., lias over
laid claim to tho power to give eter
nal life. Yen, It Is tho gilt oT divin
ity. I.irK MATEUfAI..
But let w look at life Iu l ho
material world. A flower bud,
blooms, languishes and posHcs away.
It U dead aud that la all. Tho butch
er take ft young, atrony, fat aud vig
orous animal to tho mtughter ; ho
cuts tho jugular vein, the animal
bleeds, tremble), falls, U noon at Iff
is dead, and that Is all. Another
animal called man H Mtrong ami vlir
oroua ; it become sick, languishes,
dies, Is returned t(. m ther earth ami
apparently that is alt. Yen, tho life
that wo mo U gone. Life, life!
What is llfrT The phlloeooher con-
tracts h s brow and speculates, but
cannot annwer. Tho chemist analy
ses and exieriment, but cannot an
swer. Wo look out at tho stars and
planets and trace their course aud
d isco ver the law c f t heir movements,
we look at the vegetable, life around
us, analyse it and learn something of
lt nit powe, tko Ilia thai Iv
, liiii.v i.nAio .r i
We scarcely know any thlug. list we
know one thing. Vfo know that it
Is short and ch'jckered. A largo per
e'nt die in Infancy, another largo
I-er cent before maturity, very low
reach the ripe development of from
fifty to sixty and only here and thero
at long intervals stands it tottering
remnant of a gone and hushed gen
eration. The editor of a literary paper o!
this State said a few dayii since that
ho was tho only one left of a large
chths at school, every othei ono hail
mingled with the dust. Afewgen
crationsfdneo the aver ago ago of man
was only thirty yo.irs. Duo to tho
Increased knowledge of the science,
arts and medichies, It U uow thirty
three years. How short, how fleet
ing, how uncertain 1 I often look
ujon a lxuly or number of mon, some
with silvery locks and all over forty,
putting their heads and energy to
gether to accomplish some work. I
sec them striving Hnd working with
every effort, and the thought comes
up, a few years more and where will
you be? In the dust and time rolls
on . I saw a gathering of young peo
ple, full of bouyant life and energy.
They are t riving fc r amusement ami
enjoyment, or to attain some noble
puriKwc. 1 1 makes incfeel younger
a.d stronger to see them, and I enjoy
it with them, but the same thought
comes up, It will not down. I see
sometimes a grou p of romping bright-'
eyed children in my yard, enjoying
lite like butterflies. I am delighted
tote-; their guileless amusements.
But the same thought, the same
shadow comes up Hnd dros a veil
over the pleasure. A third of their
average life is already gone and they
have not even yet conceived the pur
posts ot earthly life. Yes,a fow moro
moments of time and they too have
vanished are dost again. And thai
a shadow hangs around ail of what
we call pleasure. Just think of It, ,
our even chances are only thirty
three years, and tlnse of us who are
litrgering longer are sUylng on bor- '
rowed time. Hut at longest, what a
short space ! Only a span of space,
only a moment of time. Yet how
do ue spend it, how do we use this ;
moment of time on whlh we nhow -what
our place shall lie in all eternl- :
tv ? We pond it s '.riving to mass
up wealth and in contending with
each other. And thus wc spend life, '
o" which wo know so; little, save'
th .til i short, lit acrambhi and strife.
Plato with all ids speculation ami
philosophy had little or no concep
tion of anything beyond this unsat
isfactory and trying moment of life.
Csesar iu all his earthly glory and
power -aid In the Itomau Forum
that death was an eternal sleep, a ,
surcease frona toil aud strife. Even
the Jews, the chosen Koplo of GoJ,
with all their boasted religion, had
no adequate conception of tho llfu
eternal. Surrounded by this state of
affairs, Christ stood in the world, ,
and nude the simple statement that
Ho would give us - .
What a magnificent, what a giorioua
; gift ! Yes, we are to have a spiritual
life a life etemaL- Bui hero wo
are in the midst of change, continual
change, where everything Is con
stantly stopping, going out, dying.
How can we conceive or a lire that
docs not end? 1 A we know little of
temporal Hfe, so we know little of
the endless life. We know what
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