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VOLUME XXVI. ACCOflAC C. H., VA., SATURDAY, SEPTEHBER 30, 1905. NUHBER 14 cnthpretl the children about the family S. JAMM TURLINOTON, Attorney-at- Law. Okkicks?Aeooman C. H. and Fair Oaks, Va. Practices in all tbe eourtB on the >< **t.r-?m Shore o? Virginia. JNO. R and J HARRY REW, Attorney s-at- Law, Offices?Aecomae C. H., and Parks ey At Accomac C H., every Wed ???-sday. Will practice in all the conrts ou the Kn-teru Shore of Virginia. ROY D. WHITE, ?Attorney-at-Law. ?flices: Parksley and Aecomae C. H Practices in all conrts of Accomac (?nd Northampton Counties. Prompt attention to all busines*. WARNER AME8, ? ? Attorney-at-Law,- i nfflces:?Aocouiac C. H, and Ouan- j cock. At Accomac C. H. every Wednes? day and Friday. Will practice In all the courts of u-i-onii-u- and Northampton counties. IO HU 8. PAR80N8, Attorney-at-Law, Aeeomae C. H., Ya. -.Viii practice In al courts of Acco MC and Northampton counties. BEN T. GUNTER, Attorney-at-Law, Accomac C. H., Va., Will practice in all the courts of Accomac and Northampton counties. OHN E. NOTTINGHAM, JR., Attornki -at-Law, Franktown. Va. Practices in all the courts on tbe ?'.astern Shore of Virginia. Will be at Eastville and Accomac ;. H. first day of every court and at Eastville every Wednesday. >t,bo F. Mears. ti. Walter Mapp MEARS L MAPP. Attorneys-at-Law, >ffices:?Eastville, Northampton Co., and Accomack C. H. -veriee In all courts on tbe Easteru ] -?? of Virginia. U. Q. 8TURG18) ?Attorney-at-Law.? **?ICK8?Accomac C. H., Onancock and Eastville. ? i \ccotnac C. H. every Monday Wednesday, r'fjictices in all courts on Eastern ? hor* Bankruptcy cases a specialty. OR. H. D. LILLISTON, DEHTIBT. -Accomac C. H., Va., dire tours from i a. m to 5 p. m -ill be at Parkolev every Tuesday FRbFe. RUED1GER, OOTTUTY ? :o:? SCRVKTOR, Accomac CB. Va. - oroutfhly equipped with latest h?st instruments offers his ser ? ??? to citizens of Accomac. in tufit al) engagements promptly INSURE WITH YOUR HOME PEOPLE. a. C. Matthews, Special Agent for The Mutual Life Insur a ce Co.. New York, Office in the Drug Store at ?HWPERANCEVILLE VIRGINIA. <i L Geiger & Co., Druggists and Pharmacists. Onancock, Va. Dealers in Pure Drugs, Chemicals, Fine Toilet Articles of all kiuds, Tobac? cos, Smoking and Chewing, Cigars, Cigarettes, Pipes, ?&c Try our Spark the best Five cent cigar ou the market. We are agents for The Heath & Milli? gan House and Carriage Paints, the beBt in the market, Arctic Soda wa-er, with Pure Fruit Syrups, Lowneys can? dies, full assortment. Special attention given Preescriptiou. Orders by Mail Promptly Filled, G. L. GEIGER* CO, Onancock, Va. Agent fer the Angle Lamp, __WM. P. BELL & CO., Accomack C. H., Va., Druggists. A FULL LINE OF FANCY ARTICLES, DRUGS, OILS, PAINTS, SEEDS, AC., SEPT ON HAND AT LOWEST PRICB8. Here You Will Find Thousands of useful articles not kept by any other house on the Shore and when you need such articles simply give us a call and we will not only serve you with it promptly, but with anything you may wish from our -IVE AlVIlVIO-r H STOCK. We carry lull lines oi Staple and Fancy goods at all times consisting of Dry Goods, White Goods, Notions, Hosiery, Neckwear, Under? wear, Shoes in all qualities and styles for men, youths', boys, ladies, misses anti children, Mattings, Carpets, Floor find Table Oil Cloths, Etc, Immense lines of Qneensware, Lamps and Lanterns, Glassware, Tinware, Wood and Willow-ware, Hardware, Cutlery, Guns and Ammunition. Staple and Fancy Groceries, C-tnned Goods, Baked Goods, Con? fectionery, Fruits, Vegetables, &c. ^Meats-Fresh and Salt? ail kinds*-^" Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran, Middlings, Chops, Wheat, Rve, Etc. We will not only treat you well, but make special etlbrt to give you the worth of vour money. Come and see us. Very respectfully, W. T, VT I Iff PER. PARKSLEY COAL AND SUPPLY COMPANY, PARKSLEY VA. Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Building Material, Building Hardware, Feed, etc. Are you going to build, if so it will pay you to inspect our stock of Dooiv?, Sash, Blinds, Mouldings, Stair Rails, Newels, Brackets, Porch Trimmings, Building Hardware, Florida and North Caroline Shingles, Ceiling, Flooring, Cypress Lumber and lathes. Oeorgia Pine Heart a specialty. We are headquarters for Everything in the Feed Line, in large quantities and sell at the smallest possible margin, Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran, High grade Middlings and chops. Our Carriage, Wagon and Harness Department is full and complete, we invite your inspection before buying. "We also carry a full stock of Coal, Bricks, Lime, Cement, Salt, Terra Cotta Piping, Ameri? can and Ellwood wire Fence, Farming Implements, Disk and Peg Tooth Harrows, Planet Jr., cultivators plows, etc. Do you intend to paint your dwelling, if so use Hirshberg, Hollanders Stag Brand, lt. M. Paste paint. It is the best and cheapest (One gallon makes two). We carry a full assortment of colors. If you wish to contract for a building give us a call. Our Architect, Vf. : M. Bowen will furnish you with latest designs, plans, etc., and will do your ; work in the best workmanlike manner. We give you a few names as reference of work done by us, O. L. Ewell Augustus J. Parks, Columbus Bundick, all of Parksley.and Will Matthews, E. i W. Russell and Ashton J. Lewis, all of Leemont, Va. We ask a share of your patronage.and assure you that any orders by phone or mail will receive prompt attention. Parksley Coal and Supply Co. Crisfield Ice Cream Co., ?(Successor to)? Wm. S. Richardson and the F. W. Shivers Co., -Manufacturers of Plain and Fancy Cream, Water Ices, Frozen Fruits, &c. -<<P-^fc--' Near Ice Plant. Crisfield, Md. m^> The plant of the F. W. Shivers Co. having been purchased and added to that of the Crisfield Ice Cream Co. gives us capac? ity of 1,000 gallons daily. The new plant now in operation and all orders will be fil ed promptly. Can ship by Express to any station or by steamer to an} wharf on Peninsula Carroll Crockett, Manager, CRISFIELD, Md. E. W. POLK. -Formerly of? POLK & BENSON lYIERCH ANX TAILOR Pocomoke Cit> Md. Will visit Accomac C. H., every court day. I. H. Merrill, Proprietor. E. H. Benson, Managai Peninsula Tailoring Co., POCOMOKE CITY, MD. Will Visit Accomac C. H. Every Court Day. to.?!7 c-ati^p** ^?Manufajtarers of? a Marble anet Granite Mon mente, Headstone*-., Tablete. &a GEORGE L SE VII ^LE, Manager, Poconroke City, Md. Tax Notices. [ Notice is hereby given than the State Tax and County Levy for the ,'ear 1905 are now due, and that in tursuance of law, we will bc at the fol owing named places in said district* it the time herein specitled, for the purpose of collecting said taxes and levies, viz: Appointment-Jot John II. Hopkins. Mappsville, October ">, ?> and 7. Bloxom, October 12, IH and l-l. reniperaneeville, October 19,20 and 21, New Church, October 20, 21 and 28. Parksley, November 4th,25th and SOth^ Sanford, Novem lier S, !) aud 10. Saxi-j, November 8, at night. Cattail, November ll, morning. Mearsville. November ll afternoon. Hreenbackville, November IX,at right. Chincoteague, November 14, 15 and IB. Horntown, November 10, at night Hallwood, November 17, afternoon and night. Modestown, November 18th. Hopeton, November 88, morning. N'ewstown, November SB, afternoon. Hunting Creek, November24, mom ing.. Leem nt, November 24, afternoon. Accomac, Novemlier li, 8 and 29. Appointments of Edwin T. Powell. Painter. October 2, 6 and 4. Only, October*!, morning. Locustville, October ? >, afternoon. (ashville, October 12, morning. Finneys, October IS, afternoon. Chesconnessix, North Hide, October 14, morning. Melfa, October 17, afternoon. Belle Haven, October SO, afternoon. Pungoteague, Oetober 7, 21, November 4, 10, 17 aud 18. Keller, Novemlier 6 Accomack C ll , October 30, Novem? ber fi, 8, 27, 88 and 29. Onancock, October 14 and 2S, Novem-1 lier 11 afternoon, and ES, 24 and 2.r) all day. *Wachapreague,November 13,14 and 15 Tangier, Novemlier 9, 10 and ll. Harborton, November 17, at night All 1904 Capitation Taxes unpaid by November 15th, 1906, will bc returned Delinquent. The payment of Capitation Tax for 19,5 will be required six months before an election in order to vote. We rec? ommend to all the payment of their taxes before the penalties arc added December 1st, 1906, and interest after Juue loth, 1906, will be charged from December 16th, 19(5. John H. Hopkins, Treasurer, Edwin T. Powell, D'y Treas, of Accomack County, Va. To the Farmers of the Eastern Shore. I am sorry I could not lill the orders you gave me for my patent barrel dur? ing the Irish potato season. I wish to say to you tbat 1 am now in a better position to furnish you with my barrel for sweet potatoes and give you a better made barrel Those of you, who have used my barrel, I am quite sure have found it all I claim for it and I will say to those who have uot used them it is the barrel you should use for three rea HOtlH. 1st. Because they are the standard sixe and all the same. 2nd. Because they are ventilated and there is no chopping of barrels to be done. 3rd. Because they will stand the weather, both sunshine and rain, can? not dry out and fall to pieces and ar? always ready for use* I will be glad to supply you at any jK)int powsible. I ask you to send lo I your orders at once so tbat I can supply (as many of you as I possibly can as you ' know it is impossible to furnish all al tiie same time,so do not wait until tht day von want them. All orders received by word, mail oi phone, will have prompt attention am will be lilied according to your turu. To those who have been dealing witl me I thank them for their patronag. and ask for a continuance of the sam. aud tho.se who have not 1 ask to gi vi me a trial. John W. Taylor, Hallwood, Va. MARTIN li SIM CO. Call attention tn their large stock c Sash, Doors, Blinds, Moulding* Builders' Hardware, Shingles Laths, Lime, Bricks, and Build ing Material generally, Paint* Oils and Painters' Supplies. We are prepared to cut house bills t order; also manufacture barrel stave and heads of good quality. Our gris mill will run every Saturday, Notwithstanding reports to the cot trary. We shall at all times be pleased t show our goods and invite you to eft and inspect our stock before makin your purchases and we will save yo money. MARTIN & MASON CO., Harborton, Va. Builders' Materia We have a large line of all kinds < BUILDERS' MATERIAL, and can savij you money if yon wi call to see ns. We name In part: Doors, Sash, Blinds, Moulding Mantels, Newels, Gable Ornament Brackets, Laths, Bricks, Shingle Hair, Lime, Cement and very sele Cypress Railing very cheap. A. trM order will conviuce yon tb wi" can s-ive yon money. Let us give you our prices. G. T. BENSON & CO., Keller, Va. Temperanceville Bani W. L. NOCK, ashier and Proprieti H. L. Kock, Assistant Cashier. Responsibility to Deposit?] j $50,000. Now open for business. Money loaned, secured de ed of trust on Real Estate. 3 per cent, allowed on th - 1 Deposits. Patronage Solicits Cahnage Sermon By Rev. Frank De Witt Talmatfe. D.D. Ht U rs, bj me 1. Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 24.?The preacher today, taking for his theme vacation's end, when the multitudes are flocking back from seashore and moun? tain, shows us that home has its own peculiar blessings, which are never better appreciated than on return after absence, 'the text is Ephesians v, 20, "Giving thanks always for all things unto God." Some people are "weeping Jere? miahs." They are always seeing om? inous visions and dreaming portentous dreams aud prophesying evil. Their prophecies are never like the chirps of the red breasted robins, harbingers of the spring. They are like the au? tumnal frosts, forerunners of winter's Btorras. They prophesy pains and mis? eries nnd wars and massacres and tomahawks and tortures at the stake, amid a chorus of blood curdling yells and Indian whoops. They are not like the ancient astrologers, who used to foretell a glorious career for the new? born babe from the relative position of the stars of the solar system hov? ering over the cradle on the night of the babe's nativity. They never see stellar letters of gold. They only see eclipses aud tornadoes and absence of all light, lu the black pages of the might they read the histories of tho troubles that are past and the forecasts of the troubles that are to come. These pessimists are always droning a dirge. They never make an inven? tory of their blessings. They are never happy for what they have. They are always dwelling on the things which they hnve not aud which they would like to have. These modern pessimists aro like the farmer who when it rains grumbles and says: "This rain ls kill? ing my corn. Corn needs sunshine." And when the sun shines then he com? plains that the drought ls killing his hay. "Crass," he says, "needs rain, not sunshine." These pessimists are always grumbling, nlways complain? ing. Kvery Monday is for them a blue Monday and every Sunday a blue Sun? day. They grumble In the morning. They grumble at night. They grumble all the time. They think they live in the poorest country, surrounded by the meanest people, at the most unfortu? nate of all times. The country ls for them always rushing toward hopeless ?masliup. They are never happy un? less they are miserable. If they ever j reach heaven, unless their natures are completely chn?ged before they get there, they will -complain about the architecture of the white mansions and complain about the glare of the streets of gold nnd complain about the weak? ness of the gates of pearl and complain about the style of the celestial music. These pessimists were not born under "a lucky star." They were born, ac cordlug to the teaching of ancient as? trology, amid the absence of all light, unless that light was the flashing light of the lightnings. These pessimists de? rive the motive of their music from the growling* of a tempest and not from the notes of a sweet throated, happy nightingale. The Chronic Grumbler. Paul, in the words of my text, hurls his anathema against the chronic grumblers. He bids us look upon the bright side nnd not the dark side of life. We should find a sweet nectar In every flower and a blessing in every moment. We should be like a bee gaUienng boney and not like a wasp thrusting a sting. We Aould have that beautiful spirit of -coutentmenl and thankfulness to God as had at aged octogenarian. Some one geld tc him, "Grandpa, when is the bappiesi time of life?" He answered: "Wt er spring conies and under the Influent of the gentle warmth of the atmos phere the buds commence to turu lnt< flowers I think to myself, 'Oh, what ? beautiful season ii spriug.' Then when summer come? and covers thi trees with thick foliage, -wheu the bird! are so happy In singing >tb?ir prett; songs, I say to myself, 'Ok, sommer 1 a fine thing!' ' Then when autumi comes and I see the same trees loader with (lie most tempting fruits, I cr; out, 'Oh, how magnificent is autumn And finally, when the rude, hard win ter makes Its appearance nnd ther are neither leaves nor fruits on th trees, then through their naked brandie I look upward and perceive better tha I could ever do before the stars thu glitter In the sky." Aye, like th-e age Christian and like Paul of my tex amid all things we should learn to 0a thanks unto God. Give thanks unto God for all thing Yes, we ought to be ready to do tha But In order to tiring our spiritual lei son a little nearer home let us raak an inventory of some of the blessing which naturally have come to those c us who have just returned home froi our summer vacations. Many of i during tlie past summer have bee awny to the mountains or down to tl seashore, seeking rest and physic and mental strength and reereatio We are now back to the old treadmll of city life. Some of us when boar lng the train for home did so with nigh. "Well," we said, "fun ls over f one year. Now for another twel months of hard grind." We sight thus, as though all the pleasures life were found In vacations. Are the; Let us see. Let us study for a Uti while the blessed resuscitation whi should come to ev^ry healthy maa ai Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. This is a medicine of great wor and merit. Try it when you have cough or cold and you are certain be pleased with the quick relief whi it affords. It is pleasant to take a can always be depended upon. I sale by. B. S. Ashby & Co., Accomac, and all county agencies enlthy woman from a summer vaca ion. Let us make a short summary of tie blessings of our city lives and see ow much there ls In them for which i-e ought to thank God. We should In the first place thank Jod for our homes. I do not here use be word home in the broad, but in tho arrow, sense. It may be but n humble ottage with poor, worn furniture; but t is home, and every article in lt has ts tender associations. Perhaps lt is nore nftiuent. Then there is the more ?ause for gratitude to God. Then we hould humbly thank (Jod for our beds md carpets and pictures upon the ivalls, our dining room tables and kitchens and for the four walls of our nvii librarian. I want you to thank .'nd today for yonr city house which a 'ew weeks ugo you looked upon as a >rison, but now, with Its rooms and ts closets and its familiar entrance, rou consider the most blessed place in ill the world. Ill.-nsliiKK of Home. It ls a strange fact that, In order to appreciate our city homes as well as our other blessings, most of us have to be deprived of them for awhile. We are a great deal like that quaint laborer who wns a hod carrier. A friend was commiserating with him be? cause he had to carry his heavy load of bricks up the ladders to the top of a high wall. "Oh," he said, "I do not mind t' e going up much, for when I reach the top I always feel so con? tented when I put my load down." Most of us, once in awhile, have to carry a heavy load in order to be happy when we do not have any loads to carry. We must be separated for a time from our blessings in order to appreciate them wheu they come back to us. We are like some people living in the climate of southern California, one of the most glorious climates lu all the world. Here people sometimes grow absolutely tired of the sunshine. "Oh," said a man to me some time ago, "I wish I could get rid of the sun. I am so tired of looking at lt. It ls beau? tiful day after beautiful day for week in and week out aud for mouth in and month out. I would that I could see just one old fashioned New England ?torn or Illinois blizzard." "Yes," I answered my friend. "You wish you could see a Chicago blizzard again, but as soon ns lt begins to howl about yon ears and semi ps chills running up and down your backbone aud make you hug the Hie you would mighty quick wish you could feel again the glowiug warmth of the California sun." It does seem strange that perpetual bless? ings can pall upon us. We must be deprived of blessings for a little while to appreciate them when we get them back. Thia fact is especially true of the comforts of our city homes. I..muline For the Country. When the summer months drew near last spring the city house did not look as attractive to us as it is today. We longed for that little cottage by the seashore, or we longed to give up housekeeping and have a change of cooking and go and board at the sum? mer hotels. We pictured the beauti? ful visions of sitting under the trees and hearing the bees hum. Our mouths watered at the idea of eating the fresh laid egga ami drinking the rich milk, thicker than our city cream. Tlie trunks were packed; the tickets were bought; the city house was de? serted. For what? Instead of the beautiful cottnge by the sea, some of us exchanged our comfortable city homes for a little baudbox of a house. It wns so small ttiat we had to go out Into the front yard to turn around, or else we might have done ourselves a physical Injury. Or, Instead of the great wide parlors of our city home, we were shut up In two or three little rooms of a hotel, where lt was so hot that, like the chickens on a sultry day, we had to keep our mouths open most of the time to catch our breath. Then the food. Rich milk? Fresh laid eggs? Delicious vegetables? Oh, no! The best of the farm products are sent tc tlie city markets, not to the country We were crowded and jostled. We had to read our books In stiff backed, un comfortable chairs, or sit down undei the trees, where we were always af rail of being stung by the "yellow jackets.' Instead of our great big city closet: we had to live for the most part li trunks. And the beds! Oh, my. Th mattresses must have been made ou of shavings. And everywhere yo turned you kept longing for the con forts of your city home. Now, m friends, we are back to our city home; Let us thank God for them. Let u thank God for the simple, wholesom meals we have. Let us thank him fe the sitting rooms, with their big, con fortable chairs, and for the bedroom: where we have a place tor everythin and everything In its place. Do n. talk to me of the sublime blessings of summer watering place, but of tl sublime blessings and comforts of oi own city homes. The Gold Setting. We should also thank God for o\ city homes In a broad sense. Win the gold setting is to the precloi stone, the halls, the walls, the fir ipjaees, the bedrooms, the sitting ai ?dining rooms and the parlors are the family jewels we call our wi vt our husbands, our fathers and mothe and children and brothers and slstei There is an old motto which we oft hear upoa the street, "What ls hoi: without a mother?" We sometim hear it flippantly spoken. But I n only ask this question In c. reverent! sense, but I ask the same kind of question In a broader sense. I as "What would home be without all t children and the parents being gai ered together under the same roof In truth, it would not be a home. Th today, amid tbe blessings of our vat tion compensations, I thank God tl our families are reunited. I tha :,e j God that father sits at one end of 1 -a: table and that mother sits at the otl ftd end ?f the taJhle and that all the cl Cured of Lame Hack After 15 Yei of Suffering. "I had been troubled with lame ba for fifteen years and I found a co plete recovery in the use of Cha berlain's Pain Balm," says John Bisher, Gillam, Ind. This liniment 'or j also without an equal for sprains a bruises. It is for sale by B. S. Ashby & Co., Accomac, and all county agencies reu, from the biggest to tue youngwi, re lined up between, with the two laces of honor next to the mother re erved for the two youngest in the nm I ly. No; there is not one missing. As you wk about the long table at your Sun ay dinner today you will find them all here. Many a day has passed since he first dny of Inst July that you vould hnve given a good deal to have he whole family about you, as you lave this Sabbath morning. In the lrst place, no sooner did the schools ?lose last summer than the childreu vent everywhither. One of your toys vent camping, one of your daughters (vent to visit a school friend lu the Met or on the ranch, your wife had to :ake tlie sick chihl down to the sea? shore, you as the husband and father vere away for some time on a business trip, and when you returned you had Lo spend most of your time in the city. You anatched your Sundays off aud a few days here and there to go to the country, but for the most part you were alone. Now the family is reunit? ed. Schools have opened. The boya and girls have to come back to their books. The many dangers of travel nre past. Say what you will, you wor? ried a great deal about that boy of yours using that gun. Yes; you are all home again, safe and well. Thank God today for your reunited families! "Amen! Amen!" I can hear from doz? ens of grateful lips as n great climax to this domestic thanksgiving. 'Mimili--, For Reunited l'nnilllen. Then, again. I want you to thank God that you have returned to the work of the store, or the factory, or the offlce. Let me see; how long were you out in the country? Two weeks? Three weeks? Ten days? Oh, lt does not matter much how long. I kuow one i fact about you, and that ls you were away long enough to know that the hardest work a strong, healthy man ever has to do is to learn how to do nothing. When you left the city some months ago you went off in high hopes. "Nothing to do; nothing to do," was your congratulatory cry. The first night you went to bed in the country you said to yourself: "Now I am going to stay in bed just as long as I wish. I I am not going to get up until ll o'clock if I do not desire." Did you stay in bed until ll o'clock? Oh, no. You arose at your regular time. Old habits cannot be broken In a day. Then after a few fishing trips and a few mountain climbs you began to grow restless. You wanted to get back to work. Theu, if I mistake not, it has been your good fortune during this va? cation to be thrown with a few chron? ically unhappy men?unhappy because they have nothing to do. Perhaps on account of inherited wealth or from the fact that they have made money they retired from business to have a good time. What a miserable mistake they have made. Instead of being hap? py with nothing to do, you bave found that they are the most unhappy of men. They spend most of their time iu playing uursegirl or picking up pins or in finding fault with their children or in making the lives of their wives as miserable as their own. The simplti fact is a full blooded man like you has no business loafing around the house with nothing to do. If you loiter about the bouse thus you will degenerate lute nothing but a first das-; "fusser" and a genuine maseullna nuisance. You know that you never felt happier thai: when you boarded the street car th< other day mid started for tin store. Ii my time I have met hundreds ol healthy men who had retired frou business becanaa they had amassed : competency. I never envied one o them. I have always thanked God first, that he bas given me health; sec ondly, that he has compelled me ti work. Thank Cod today that you hav been able to cast off the Inactivities o a vacation and have been compelled t go back to the daily treadmills of mac ual and mental toll. The Ananda struggles of life not only earn breai for our children, but also unlimlte joys for our own healthful physicn and mental existence. Welcome Bark to Church. But as I welcome you back to th store and to the domestic fireside and to your reunited families I als welcome you back to your church hom and to your family pew. I welcom you home to the "household of faith. I welcome you home to God's tempi where you can worship God better an moro simply and devotedly than in au other church in all this round plane I welcome you back from this pulp and to this altar. What do I mean by making such statement as this? You may have s: In finer churches than your owu whi you have been away; you may ha' heard more eloquent preachers thi your own; you may have had yoi souls lifted by grander music, mo exquisitely rendered, than you hear your own church, but has that givi you a distaste for the home service Oh, no. As the best place for a mi to grow and live In a domestic sen ls by the fireside of his own home, the best place in which he ls to hui up spiritually is in his own chur< In spite of yourself, when you go other churches you go in a critic spirit, but here in your own chur home you come to worship. There an atmosphere about your accustom church which ought to be more sacr to you than that of any other buildii That ls your church home. There y have so often commingled your pray* that they have a different mean! there than when you pray among stn gera. The pastor ls in a gospel sei part of you and jou are part of hi He welcomes you back to your pb of worship, to your "household faith." Then there ls another reason wh] so gladly welcome you back as w chipers to your own church pew. \ know as well as I know that most the good we get from a gospel, a mon ls due not so much to the trinsic worth and to the brilliancy the sermon as to the spiritual prepa tions we make at home for the rec tiou of the Bread of Life. This 8 bath day, in a Christian home, ] awoke in a spiritual atmosphere. "5 did not see any fishing poles. You not see the carriages being driven for the long mountain rides. You not see the pleasure parties starting for a yachting trip. You arose in spirit of prayer. After breakfast iltur. Then before you started for sunday school you all knelt. Then rou uttered a prayer like this: "O jod, like Enoch, may we walk with thee this day. Be with our Sunday school. Give the teachers power to ixpound thy word. Give the scholars receptive hearts to listen to thy lessons. And, 0 Faiher, thou great and omnlp jtent King, be with our pastor. He ia one of us. May we lift up his arms. May he today be a man with mighty power for Cod. May just the right word be spoken which will bring down a shower of blessings to our hearts." Are not those prayers haviug any re? sults'.' Why, friends, as I speak this morning I fend a strange Influence lift? ing ino up. That intluence, oh, my people, comes from the prayers of the family altars of my church. That power comes from the prayers of my people here in tills church home, pray? ing for me. That power comes from the fact that when you started for church you and your households were lu a praying atmosphere. It is hard, awfully hard, to make the necessary spiritual preparations for a Sunday service when we are out in the country in a worldly summer hotel. I con? gratulate you that you have been able to start this holy Sabbath tn the right way npon your knees before your fam? ily altars. A Vacation From Chnrch. Then I also congratulate the home comers because you have come back to your opportunities of religious work as well as to your temporal work aud to your church worship. A vacation from the store invariably means a va? cation from church labors aud church work. Thomas Guthrie, the great Scotch preacher, once wrote a book entitled "Out of Harness." lu it he de? scribed himself as away from his pul? pit amid the Alpine hills seeking health and relaxation from toll. In one chap? ter he described himself worshiping with a couple of prominent English di? vines iu a little Swiss village church. As the service went on, led by the vil? lage pastor, he looked across the aisle at the noble brow of a great London preacher sitting there. Then he com? pared this silent preacher to n mighty engine with its fires drawn. Tho screws, the boiler, the mighty driving wheel, the smokestack were all there. But there was no water lu tbe boiler and no coal in the furnace and no steam was being generated. The great throbbing life of the engine was still? ed. So with you during your past va? cation. You may have attended the church services, but you went to church simply as worshipers aud not as workers. And, my friends, true Christianity is uot developed simply by bending the knee In prayer, but in laboring In God's vineyard. The vineyards of Christ's great city are now ripe for the plucking. Your Sunday school class is ready to wel? come you back. Tho boys and tbe girls ought all to be brought into the Chris? tian life tills winter. The missionary society needs building up as never be? fore. You must go to work there this winter. You only gave half hearted service last year. You must do better tills year. The youug people's meetings need re-enforcement as never before. All these opportunities of gospel work are opening to you. Ob, I welcome you back not simply to worship, but to consecrated labor in God's vineyards and in God's great harvest fields. Thus, wherever I look, I find the re? sults of our vacations are blessed. Home, store, church, all surround us with their mercies. Now, my friends, with these mighty opportunities of Christian usefulness aud Christian growth surrounding us, we are stand? ing upou the threshold of a new church year. What are we going to do with lt? Shall tlie church year of 1906 nnd 190(3 be a mighty year for spiritual re? sults in our lives? The year ls now hero; the year will soon ba gone. Let us consecrate ourselves and our church and our Sunday schools and our prayer meetings and our missionary societies to his dear service as never before. Let us bow our heads as we say: "Lord, take this pulpit nnd take these pews nnd take us all into thy keeping, and for the work of thy grace may this church year be the best year of our lives. When the vacations of next year come around., may we go forth Into the mountains or down by the seashore, feeling that we have not worked in vain. And If during the year some of us will leave, not for tho vacations of earth, but for tlie triumphs of heaven, may those of us who go carry the news heavenward that tho dear old church to which we belong ls doing a work which will gladden the hearts of angels and make the celes? tial welkin ring with never ending Joy. And all these results we ask In the power of the Holy Spirit, who alone can make our gospel consecration and triumphs possible. For Jesus' sake we again make the earnest request Amen and amen." [Copyright,.1006, by Louis Klopsch] We will bond you. THE NATIONAL SURETY COMPANY OF NEW YORK, CAPITAL 1,000,000,00. 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