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PEOPLE'S k ?* 1?/ CHARLES T. RUSSELL, Pastor Brooklyn Taberoade. 0????????i??????>>t>>>^ ??? The Most Prccious Text, John iii, 16?Delivered In the Brooklyn Tabemacle. Text. "For God to loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoaoevcr beheveth in him should not perish. but have everlashng iife" (John iii, 16). ut. Ooo OOQ? ? ?? ?????????????? brooklyn. N. ?.. Aprll 23.?Paator t'luiries T. Russell. preaehlng today ln tbe Urooklyu Tabernacle, aald: The tlrst tbought couueeteU with this text. dear frlends, ls tbe peculiar ity of the fact that the God of all grace, the Aluitgbty. tbe All-Wlae, the All-Just, should have love for the world of mauktud. It would surprlae uotie of us if the Apostie had written that God greatly loved the holy angels and that be would do any and every thlng for their protection and blesstng We would have said, "lt is Just Uke him. Of course he would do so. They have always been loyal, always been true. They are noble lmagea of him? self in character." If the statement had even been that God so loved his taints that, blemisbed by the lmper fectlona of the neeh, he had accepted them through the merlts of Jesus' sae riflce and counted them as perfect and entlre ln him, this would have caused greater surprlae than God'a love for the angels. And yet we would have said. "Yea, It is Just like our beavenly Father to be abundantly gracioua and to remember the slus and lniqultiea noj more against those who have fully j turned to righteouaneas and by faith' have been covered by their Redeera- i er's Robe of Perfecflon." "Condemnad Sin In the Flaah." If our text were the only one of Scripture to tbe contrary (but It is I not). it would be an utter refutatlon j to the blaspbemoua doctrlne of eternai j torment aa the Divine purpose toward manklnd. The thought that God cre ated our race with the foreknowledge and prearrangement that the over whelmlng majority (all except the saintly "elect") must spend an eternlty of bopeless torture, Is thoroughly out of accord with reaaon, as well as con tradlctory to our text, "God so loved the world." Doea love plan torturel Doea loving provlslon not lnoply wls dom ln the use of power, that the crea ture may not be lnjured, if he shall not be beneflted by the program? Is It conceivable that he who comniands ua to love our enemles and to observe toward them the Golden Rule would htmaelf ignore that Rule and injure. not merely hia enemles. but alao the ignorant, the superetltlous. the great massea of manklnd?of whom the Apostie declares. "The God of this world hath bllnded their mlnds?" (II 'orinthians Iv, 4.) Let ua have done with auch night - marea. such 'doctrlnea of demona," as the Apostie stylea them. Let ua begin to know our Creator. our beavenly Fa ther. for auch knowledge ls a atep to? ward love for him, and hence toward life eternai for ourselvea. It waa our dear Redeemer who aald. "This la life eternai, that they might know thee. th* <>nly true God. and Jeeua Chrlat, whom thou hast sent" (John xvll. 3). Not only tbe world perlahea because of lack of true knowledge of the Creator. but many of God'a people are almllar ly hindered. Aa the Scrlpturea declare. "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" (Hosea iv, 0). It abould be underatood by all that <iod'a Love for manklnd, aa well ?n Dlvlne Justlce and Wladoni, prepared man'a penalty?"The wagea of aln is death" (Roruana vl. 23). It la ln full barmony with thia that w? know when the Lord drove our flrat parents out of the Gurdeu of Eden and nlaced the cherublm wlta flaiulna; sword to preveut their retuxn thither. It was a merclful provlsion, because liad they contlnued to have access to the trees of life and thus to contlnmsl exlstence, It would have uieant everl.-tstlng life for slnners. And to give mtummt eter nal life and to perpetunte a condltlon of sln, rehelllon, anarchy, ln the unl verse to all eterulty would have been dlscredltable to the Dlvloa Character and Government, as well aa lnjurious to his creatures. Gou a detatmlnatiou. therefore, from the very beglnnlug waa that he would have a clean unl verae. and hence the law, 4TCLe aoul that alnneth. It shall dle"?alaw which ultlmately must prevail aa respects the fallen angels and Satan, aa well as ln *espect to manklnd. Thus we have the aaaurance that ul .lniately nothing shall mar the har mony of the unlverae. What the Scrlp tures polnt out respecting the future will prove true. "And every ereature which ls lu heaven. aud on the eartb. and such ns nre ln the sea, and all that are in them. heard I saylng, Bleaslng. and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sltteth upou the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever" (Itevelatlon v. 13). Thus the time will come when sln and all who love sln will be desttoyed and when. aa a eou sequence. the Scrtptures assure us. "There shall t>e no more death. nelther sorrow, nor crylng, neitber shall there be any more paln; for the former tblngs are passed away. Aud be that sat upon the throne said. Behold. 1 tnake all tblngs new" (Revelatlou xxi, 4, &>. "That He Gava His Son." God's love for slnners, as we have aeen, waa so great that he would not alloio them to have everlasUng life, be cause that would mean to them ever lastlng lmperfectlon and sorrow, etc. But our text tells us of a atlll further step that the Lord took?and hence abows a atlll further love. "He gave his only begotten Son." How? When? Where? What forr We anawer. He dld not glve his only begotten Son to suffer eternal tormeut for us. Tbank God. No! Yet. If eter nal torment had been the slnner's pen alty, God's Son could not have been their Redeemer, except by paylng that awful price. As we have aeen. how? ever, the penalty was not that' but a death penalty-"The soui that slnnetb ,t shall die" (Kzeklel xviil, 4); "Dylng thou ahalt dle," "The wages of sln Is death." God gave his only begotten Son to dle for our alns that he mlght brlng us back to God. Our Lord'a death on Calvary was the sufflclent price for the slns of the wbole world although he dld not apply that price directly to the world, but to bellevera of this present time; and, lndlrectly, tbrongh the cousecrated bellevera the Brlde of Cbrlst, It will be applled to maaklnd ln jreneral. thua permlttln* the Church claoa to "flii up that which waa behlnd of the affllctlona of Cbrlst " and to share with him ln the aeallug of the New Covenant for Ismel and through Isruel for the world. "Behold the days come. salth the l^ord. tiiat i will make a New Coveuant with tbe house of Israel. and with tbe bouao of Judub" (Jeremlah xxxi, 81) Ltft th? Heavenly Glory. Nor ahould we understand that Oeji compelled his only begotten Son to dio for us. but rather. as the Scrlptures baform us. he set before him a great prlze. bo that Jeaus counted !t all Joy to lny down his life that he might l>e the heavenly Hrldegroom to tbe C'hureb and be the Medlator ef the New Qoie nant for lsrael ;md the world of man? klnd. How wlse. bow Just. are God'a nrrungoments! Though he possesses all power. yet be would not infract the rlgbta or Iibertlea of even the most humble of his creaturea. much less the rigbts of his only begotten Son. our Lord. The Sciiptures iuform us tbat lt was ln accord with the Father's arrange inent and the glvlng of his Son that he made to him the proposltlon to become man's Redeemer and uplifter and tbe Head of the Church. to recelve glory. honor and" immortality. It was ln view of this proposition as a whole that we read of our Lord that he, "For tbe Joy that was set before him, en dured the eross. desplslng the shame. and Is set down at the right hand of God" (Hebrews xxl, 2). Again, "Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be tcstlfied In due time" (I Ttmothy li, 6). He left the heavenly glory and took upon him the buman nature and. as the man Chrlst Jesus. gave himself as the Ransom for all. Whosoever Believeth ln Him. God'a love is not only large and brond. but It Is also deep and wide. In blesslug manklnd he proposes the lar gest blessing |H>ssible ln tbe wlsest man ner. He will uot JusUfy the heatben ln their lgnorauee nor Justify willful rebela. He limits his favor by two I eonditlons: First?The blesoing through his Son ahall go only to those who Intelligently ? know of it and by faitb accept it. Seeond.?It shall be available only to those who deslre to come into har mony with IMvlne lawa as ohedlent I chlldren. This presents a dlffleulty to our mlnds untl! we come to understand what the t-crlpturea call the DlvJne Plan of tbe Agea. Until we under j stand that 1'lan, we are lnellned to j flnd fault with tbe Dlvlne nrrangement j and with ourselves and with fellow Chriatlans and generally to be uucom fortable and dlsappointed lu proportion to the largeneas of our hearts and our interests iu God's character and In humauity. We flnd fault with our aelvea and others that the world has not long ago been evangellzed and made aequalntcd with God. We fault God that he is allowing the heatben to go down Into death at tbe rate of nlne ty thouaand r>er day. with no knowl? edge of the "ouly name under heaven whereby we must be saved." We aqulrm and twlat in our reasoniugs in tryiug to Justify this eourse and are ?tlll further barassed by tbe borrible nlghtmare of eternai tonnent, whleb teaches that the heatben not only do not get eternai life ln glory. but that they do get eternai life in inisery. Alas. bow true are the Lord's word through the Prophot. "Your covcnant with death ahall be dlsaunulled. and your tgreeineut with the grave shall not stand. From the time that It goethforth it shall take you; for morn ing by mornlng shall It pass over, by day and by night; and It shall be a vexatlon only to understand the doc trine" (Isalah xxvili, IS, 19). The Plan of th? Agea. The key to the wbole Mystery Is lhat God first selects from amon^st manklnd a spectal class of those able and wllling to exerclse falth In him, to recelve tbe Bplrlt of Chrlst, and to demonstrate their loyalty by walklng ln his steps. These, he tella us, he ls cnlllug out of the world by what the world ealls the foollsbueas of preath ing. These he ls testlng as reapects their falth and loyalty and uslng the trlala and opposltlons of this present time as chlsellng processes and burrs to abape aud pollsb and prepare tb? precloua stonea for their jrlorloua set tlng ln the heavenly Kingdom. There are not many of these altogether. "Fear uot, little flock; for it ls the Fa ther'a good pleasure to glve you the Kingdom" (Luke xll, 32). They are belng selected out of all deuomlna tlons, klndreds and tongues, aud amongst them are uot many great, wiae, noble or rich. They are ehlefly the poor of this world, rich ln falth, helrs of the Kingdom. This "little flock" of "aalnts," this "royal priesthood," with Chrlst their Redeemer. their Lord, their Brlde groom. their Head, their Chlef Prlest, are to constltute the Klngs, Prlests, Judges, Rulers of the world of man? klnd. Then ln the age to follow this one, ia the Millennlum, God's time shall come for dealing with manklnd aa a whole. In co-operatlon with the Kingdom work will be the blndlng of Satan aud every evll iufluence amongst oien, and tbe lettlng loose of every good lnfluence and every helpful truth. Thus tbe Ught of the knowledge of the glory of God shall fill tbe wbole eartb, aa tbe waters cover the great deep. Tbla ls God'a provislon for tbe world of manklnd, wboui he so loved. Not merely for the salnts, who already have tbe hearlng ear, the seelng eye, and the appreclatlve heart, ls God's loving provislon, but for poor, de graded bumanlty, which, through cen turles of sln, has almost entlrely lost the lmage and likenesa of its Creator. The promLse for these ls that they shaU be prlvileged by resurrectlon proeesses to return to full harmony with the Lord and to repossess the blessbuga and favors lost by Father Adam when he slnned-blesslngs and prl\lleges redeemed for Adam's race through the merlts of our dear Re deemer'a aacrltice at Calvary. Who will say that this Dlvine Plan outllned ln the Blble. does not contaln the very eesenee of Dlvine wlsdom and loving provislon best adapted to the needs of our race? Bellef ln the Ix>rd Jesus, aeeeptanee of hltu. obedlcmee to the Dlvine law. will thus be the con dltlons upon which manklnd may be recovered. Would any other condl-1 tlons be safe or Just or proper? Ia I there any other way of arranglng these ' condltlous which God's wlsdom and Justlee provlded and wblch his grace reveala? Deliaver* Might Not Parish. Notlce how the varioua features of our t?xt lntertucsb wilh each other, llke thecocajtrid pluiona of a weil flt-. ted tuachine! I.et us get rld of - the> wrong thought that so long has be fogged our reason and rohbed out hearts of the proper reverence for our Creator! I.et ua get rid of the thought that "prri.th" tuenns to prcscne In eter? nai torture. tbus eonfuslng the mlixls of the Lord's jH'ople aud the world to the true teaebiugs of the Scrlpturee. Perlshlng, of ecurse. meaus perishing ?to lose life, to become extlnet. Man. orlglually made iu God's image. W9M prepared for eternai life; that eternity wa? to l>e bls destluy. Uut sla for frlted those life rlghts. He couie ua der u senteuee ef death?that he should periek Hke Um brute beasts. Heuce, hia en!y h<?pe of a future life is iu tbe Redeemer and the re.surrectlou whieb bls eaertfloe has secured. Mt.n a iulelligeuee and blgher orguu l.sm eould avall him only ou eondiiiou that the.v would be used ln huriuony wlth his MaUer's reasouable and just requlroiuents. Otbcrwiso he must dio the death. as belng even less worthy of proloiiged exlsteuee than the brute. Nete how our text p?>int.s out that God MD that in the raee of Adani there we-uhl be niauy who, if they under stood the llght and the Truth and had it iu eontrast with the wrong, would be glad to reluru to harmony wllb God ?glad to aeeept of Cbrlst and Restltu tiou prlvileges and blessings. and to eome into full accord with tbe Al mlghty and with Jesus, and to have back agalu the llfe-rights forfelted by father Adum. Henee God's nro vlslon for the raee as a whole? that they might not pcrish as the brute beast, but attain to eternai life agaln, attaiu to a!I that was lost In Adam. all that waa redeemed by Jesus Cbrlst our Lord? eternai life. fellowshlp with God the Kather and the Son and communiou with the boly Splrit. "God movca In a mysterlous way His wonders to perform." These words of the poet are wonder fully tnie! Truth is, lndeed, stranger than flction! The Dlvine Plap for hu man salvation is hlgher and deeper, longer and broader than any of ua dreamcd of! Yet It ls most exact; notb Ing about lt ls slip-shod or irregular. While the blessed prlvllegea of reeon. clliation will be gianted all of Adam'a raee, they will be forced upon none. BUsaing and Cursing, Life and Death. All who. after belng brought to a knowledge of the Truth, perslst iu lov? ing falsebood shall be aceounted as chlldreu of Satan, who have wlllfully adopted his splrit of enmlty toward truth and rlghteousness. The end of sueh. as the Serlptures declare. is de struetion. As the messengers aud fop lowers of Satan they, wjth him. and with tho fallen angels, shall be utterly destroyed (Aets Iii, 123). The test before manklnd is uot along llnesof eternai tormentoreternal Joy,but : between eternai llft? and eternai death. ! Tbus tho Apostie states it. -The wagrs 1 of sin ls dcuth; but the glft of God Is ; eternnl life. through Jesus Chrlst our . Lord" (Ilomaus vl. 23?. We eannot ehae.ge these lUvlue arraugemeuta. If : we would. We ought not to wish to ehango them. if we eould. It Is for us not to aeak to liave our wills done In ' heaven and earth. but rather to learn ! of tbe liupcrfoetlon of our judgment | and to proy to the Father, "Thy wllj oe done on earth, as It Is dnuu ln heaven." nssured that when the glorl j ous ronsuuimatlon Is nttained it will | slgnlfy tbe hlgbest posstble blessing for every rreature?eternai life. eternai Joy. fur all In harmony with God. and death eternnl. "everlasting deatruo tlon" for all The enemles of God. HearttoHeart Talks. By EDWIN A. NYB. [Copyrtcht. 1909. by American Prtu Aaao clatlun.J WHEN YOU ARX DEAD. An lnsurance pollcy ln a good corn pany ls a mlgbty bandy thing to hava ln the housc at your funeral. It brlngs money to your family at tbe time when the family needa money more than at any other tlrae. Life lusuruutre la the greatest and most beuelh-ent form of co-operatlou the world has kuown. It dlstluctly carries out the Scrlptural lnjuuction, "Bear ye one another's burdens." It ls an organlzed effort toward the abolltlon of poverty. Now? If you deserted your family whlle allve. what would the law do to you? Put you ln Jalh Doea death, whlcb relieves you of le gal reaponsiblllty, relleve you of the moral respouslbility to your family? If you rau away from your wlfe and' children and left them unprovlded for the nelghbors would call you a rascaL I They would not ca!l you a rascal lf i you should dle wlthout provldlug for your family, but your memory would suffer. The nelghbors would say you had been neglectful, to say the leaat And your wlfe and children?bow wlU they think of you? When you dle, my frlend, there will' be weeplng ln your bouse and sadness. I Whether you be rich or poor, wlse or ' neglectful, there will be a great aense ; of bereavement. I Bnt You have the chance whlle Ilvlng to provlde for that day of mournlng, to' take away the anxlety about money I for expenses aud the worry because of the future yoars. And the meinory of you shall be blessed. Life lnsurance ls not charlty. It ls more than charlty, better than charlty, because it saves to Its bene nclarles their self respect and lnde pendence. The money lt brlngs to the family belongs to the family. It ls thelrs. It was lntended for them. You have reached out a helptng hand from your very grave?a hand to blesa and sustaln your own whom you have loved aud lost awhile. And the money you have provided la ready money. "Hu gives twlce who glves qulckly." When you are dead, my frleud, you will no longer be able to sbleld your wlfe from tbe rougb coruers of tbe world or to help your boy to an edu catlon or to save your daughter from hardshlps and temptatlons. ' Coming Near It. First Hobo?Gee! I'm glad my clothes tore as easy as they dld when that dog grahhed me! I bet he woulu aay tblngs If he could talk. Secoud Hobo?Well. to Judge by bls Dresent acts. be ls cbewlng the raj tome.?Baitimore Amerlcan. Why? "Sbe ls an nctress." "Ia she really-?' "Yea." "What makea her do ltt~ >?+???,??*? **%%?%? A CONSPIRACY1 By MARTtiA aTCtLLOCII WR.LI4MS. Copyaixbted. 1909, by Aasoclatad Llterary Pr?ss. ********. ^nmnumi "You may come along if vou want to, but I should think you'd hate to be alwaya tagglng." Berta said. with a amall. lusoleut laugh. Berta wa?5 a beauty aud a belle. I.lnda. her sister. older by two years, waa nelther. According to the countryside. Lluda waa even ujrly. People who were all for roses and dlruples aud sunshlny smiles saw no beauty In Miul l's ollve complexlou, her sevcrely classk- profiie and the 'sllrn flgure. whh -li they called thln. BtM dld uot smlle much, nnd ahe lausjhed so rnrely In publlc that gossip said she dld ,u?t know how. Before sli<> was sixteeu she had been set down ns n predestined spltister. It waa fur otherwlse wlth-Bertn. who wns a daaaaak rose embodled in ador able ttesh and blood. Lluda at twenty one had never had a beau. Berta's eoaqaeata coaOd not be reekoned upon all her fiti'-rers. At first Berta Hked to have Llnda go out with lur. rtndlng ln her dark pallor n tine foll for her own charms. But after awkflc sbe grew ln a strunge. awaccoaataoia way resentful of Llnda! It scenu-d :i rctlectlon 011 the family that Its eldcr daughter was so uearly a aocftal dpber. At least that waa what Berta told berself. Rverybody feels the soverelgn need for a good excuse to justlfy an unklnd actlon. Not for worlds would ahe have ad mltted to herself her feeltng really had I Its origln in certalu pralses of Lindu j spokeu by u rnau when she herself had I resolved to ninrry. Alston Wnde was the man. He was , the catch of the county. He llved : twenty tulles away and had not known ( the Loe glrls untll slx mouths before. 1 Theu they had inet at the county falr. aud after that they had not been able to go any where wlthout flndlng him there. Not that they objected. Wade wus tbe klud of man to whotu no one could object?not even a young woman prcdestlucd to splnsterbood. I.lnda danced but rnrely; tbereforo Bertu had wcll nlgh uionopoltzed Al ston's attentlon. He had made oppor tunltles. for all that, to talk with Lln? da and had even been utiwise enough to tell Llnda's sister that sbe rested nnd cbeered blm as mlght a fresh aud fragrnnt breeze. Berta lind cooed that Llnda waa trujy the dearest old thtng. When they were hotne agaln and for week* thereafter she dld not spare the dear? est old thlng oue posslble pln prick. "You won't be lonesume. All the old inaids ln towa ttro sure to be at the AnsluysV s!i?. ran on as they stcppcd Into tbe oarrlage. Sbe had beeu hop Ing I.lndR would not go to the lawn party. It was the first of the seaaon. Nobody but Pcgcy Ansley would have rlsked such a thlng thus early. even though May had come ln aummer warm. "It would be better If you'd put on a black frock. a sbort one. and a whlte apron. Then you could help sorve thlngs," she went on. Llnda smllcd gruvely. "And you copld huvc woru my eblp bat." she re plled. with a falnt twtnkle. "I know It's alinost as becomlug to you aa you nre to It. But I'm gottlng to be aclflah aa I Krmv oldcr." "The hat dnesn't umttvr. If people see me they never think of what I have on." sold Bertn. "I'm not Just part of the seencry. llke somi' people." Llnda Ihtaaaj aBi mnde a tuotlon to wnrd the carrlage door. alinost ns If she would lenve It. ln a monient. h<?w ever. she sank buck on the cushion. snying cvenly: "Well. after all. the sceuery has Its Baa*. Anywiiy, |'m go Ing to have the beRt time l can. As you say, 1 shan't be lon.-.-.. i-. I'eggj aaya ahe's asked every U .ly In town over slx months old." "Yes, 1 know It'll be tbe antne aa a Sunday school plcnlc I fully expect to see you marcblng about looklng llke the hend of nn orphan asylutn." Berta commented spltefully Lluda only smlled agaln. After n minute s!u? said very slowly: "At least I'll escape tag glug that wny. Aud you mustn't be splteful If for once I have more fol lowers than you." Soon they rolled through the Ansley gates ln slght of green lawns. flower decked and soft as velvet. Knota of people decked the turf, the women bra ve ln llgbt sprlng garmenta and eveu tbe ineu showlng hluts of the seasou's anllvenlug ln their more sober attlre. Children rau around plcklng fiowers unhlndered or fluug them dowu to roll ecstntlcally on tbe gruas. Berta lost her scowl at tbe sigbt. She was u womau for nll her hard ambitlous. Llnda longed to gather the -toddlers in uer arms and carry them off to fairy land. She coutrolled herself aud walk ed decorously among thuiu, only atop ping uow aud then to pat a tousled curly head. She had on a roae plnk frock, with smothera of flue lace at tbroa't aud wrlsts. Somehow in spite of Berta'a taunts her spirits had riseo untll her niood matehed her appearance. More than one person looked after her, half startled, aa abe passed along. Young uien for the most part made a rush for Berta and hung about her aa she moved, but more than one, drop plng out, said Inwardly, "Llnda'a near \7 as protty this afternoon." au unronr.eious of looks and unspo ken thought, LInda went on to the far ther edge. where tbe older people were | establlshed Iu garden chalra or upon settles. They were talklng and laugh . lng among themselvea. There were leaa than a doxen of | them. all lifelong frieuds or enemlea A little apart from them sat a whita balred womau smlllug at the sceue ' bappily. but qulte aloof. Evidently j ahe waa a stranger. lustlnctlvely LIn? da sat down beslde her, aaylng. wltb a smile. "If you would rather not talk I'll be aa still aa a tnouse." "But I want to talk very much," the white huired ludy replied. "It's hard enough to be only a looker on when you know everybody and can see un der the surface. I know nobody here except the man who brought me. Brlnging me waa a whim of his, and 1 never oross bls whlms. He knows Mrs. Ansley-In fact. she ls a aort of family conneetlon. And be Is comlng back to me after awbile. I think be has something on his mlnd that he wants to get off." "How delightful! I feel as if I were sbarlng a consplracy," Llnda anawered, with a aoft smile. The atrange lady leaned across and patted her hand, aaylng lmpulslvely: "It is a consplracy, and you sball know how It cnda after It ends. But now tell me wbo ls who and all about every body. I dare ask that because from your face I know you never tell the thlngs people would rather were left unsald." "I'm a rank lmpoator. It's all my plnk frock." Llnda said. pretendlng to wbisper. "In reality I'm awfully grump and grim. I'm beginnlng to sympa thlze with the woman who said she was ne\ er eutlrely at peace with God and man except when she felt entirely well dressed." "So your soul has on its piuk frock. too," the strnnge lady said, with a gllmitierlm: snille. Llnda nodded. "And I am glad." sne said briefly. "1 au? half ready to promtse rnyself never to wear hlnek nor to feel blaek agnln. It's such a shame when there are the flowers and Iittle cbildren and good frlends to make livlng worth while." "You'H make It worth while wher ever you go." the white halred lady aald. with eonvietlon. "Now quit be? lng angelle aud tum gosslp. Retuem ber? I don't know auybody or anything about aagrbedj." Llnda l>egan eageriy to tell the tale of gucsts. Now aud again her llstener nodded at h tmme, tapped ber tlngers lu ber palm and said to berself. "1 used to know the father." or. "I enn see the favor of the mother." Evl dently she was soiuebody newly re turncd to onee fumlllar grouud. Still Llmln had uo susplclou of her Identlty until she saw Alston Wade comiug tjuhkly toward them. All at onee lt llushed upon her tbut his mother had been flfteen years away with a daughter who had married a foreigner and gotie to IIve nbroad. Alston had Berta beslde him, aud Berta was more vlvaelously beautifu! than ever. Yet some shade fell over her radlauee as they approuehed near euough to see who sat beslde Mra Wade. As soon as Alston had presented Ber? ta to his mother Rhe said Impatlently to Llnda: "P??ggy Ansley is buutiu^ hlgb and low for you. Run away to' her. You kuow sbe depeuds on you to belp her with thlngs." "We will go together. 1 also am go lug to belp." Alstou RahJ. taklug Llu da's hand. "Mother, I'm sure Miss Berta will be very. very klnd to you. altbougb." dropplng bls volee slgoifl cantly, "sbe eun't make up to you for losing I.luda. beeuuse nobody can poa sibly do that." 'Have you uinuaged to get the ques tiou of/ youi mind. my boyV" Mra. Wadeasked. wlt!, seeudng lirelevunce but a meanlng smlle. And her son an awered. with an ardeut h>ok ut Lluda '"it's; It Ls ,,u|to f,ff my uilnd. Hut there's nuother question. a very much more Importaiit one. that Llnda must aettle for me right away." "I told her sbe ahould bear tbe end of the eonspirney." Mrs. Wade snld laughlng. H,.r aoq paused a aecond to say over his sboulder. "Sbe eao't rest coqteut wiu, 8i,up,y twarlug ? ^ cauae she berself ls tbe end." ThoDsands Have Kidney Trouble and Never Suspect it How To Find Out. Fill a bottle or common glaaa with your water aud let n staud twcnty-four bours; ^2s. _ a bnck dust aedi mcnt, or aettling, striugy or milky apnearance oftcn indicatcs an un hcalthy condi tion of the kid ncys; too fre quent desire to - pass it or pain in the back are also symptoms that tell you the kidneys and bladdcr are out of ordcr aud uccd attention What To Do. There ls comfort in the knowlcdge so often expresscd, that Dr. Kilnter's hwump-Root, the great kidney remedy fulfills almost every wish Ia corrcctiif* rheunialism. paia iu the back. kidnevs. livcr, Uatldaraad every part of the urinarv paaaaga, Corrects inability to bold water und scalding pain in passlng it, or bad etfects followiug use of liquor, wine or beer, and ovcrcomes that uuplcasaut nc cessity of being CQBmlled to go oftcn through the day, and to get up many timeaduring tbe night. Tbe n/ild und immediate effect of Swamp-Root is ?oon realizrd. It stands the highest be causeof tta remarkablc health restoring prop erties. If you necd a medtcine you should have the best. Sold by Jruggistain fifty-ceut and one-dollar si?ea. You inay have a aomple bottle aest frec byaiail. Addreaa Dr. Kiluur& Co ihne hamtou, n. Y. Maataaa this namraad remembcrtheuame, Dr. Kiluter's Swamp Root, and the addrese, Binghamtou, N. Y., on every bottlc D1CIIMON1), FUKDEKICK8BURG * POTOMAC 4 K Schedule in etfect January 4tli. 1909. lkave paaiaiaa anaajati, northward 6 26 a. m. week daya. local 7 06 a. m. daily. 7 21 a. m. Uaily. 10 B a. m. daily. local. I 28 p. m. week day*. 6 30 p. m. daily, loral 7 01 p. m. daily. 10 09 p. m. daily. LEAVK FRKDERieKSBURG. SOUTIIWARI) 5 5G a. m. daily. A. C. L. traln 6 01 a. m. week duyw. laaai 8 6a a. m. Suiulaya only. Wal lo ;? a. m. daily. S. A. 1,. traia 12 49 p. m. week daya. UkmI 5 21 p. m. daily. A. C. L. traln. I .\S i>. m. daily. local 9 06 p. m. daily. S. A. L. train. Local froi.i Wual.iMtrton arriv?ss 11 09 a ni w?-k day.s. "'? w?=?:* Arrivala and dep&rture* not truantntwed WV,I\Tavlok' Tr*lHc Manu,:..r. C. C. Cox. AffcnL HENRY MURR'S CKI.KKlt.vril, BaLTIKORE ICE CREAM, MANIFAIT1 RKB AT 4*9 HANOVER and fi2I S. CH4RLES STS 8ALTIMORE, MD. Attentloi. ls eallct to Henrj Murr'a lee Cream. H? la one ot tbr oi,l?,t *,o.i .uoat r? i? M?m,l^,,,u,!t,lre," ,,! ,ai *Jr??,n ?*? ?^ ttaltlmoro. He ,ia<* nothn>|< hut tt.*? mireat lnHT?'Jieur?.aiiil ir. taalwaya kVpr up Ml SS deirr*?? of oznellenco. All ordara uoi arBft proinpt atttmtlon Rappahannock Maiine Railway Co.. WEEMS, VA. Now equlpped for baullng and repalring all claaaoa of boata In tbtee watera. We aIho have a competui-i forcu of earpentera.caulker* and rlggera Terma modei ate; aatlafaclion guaiantre We also have a nlce line of moulda for launchea and yachts. Call and see aa. - uiuiej Womcn Suffcr CARDUI It Will Help You '" Mre. Harwell Johngon, Tampa, Plsv. writea* "CarrTn? <?,?,? toe after doetor. and everything el? had%M IhadtSf ?%? mg with numb apdli ewr eince I waa 18 jear. old. One day T dec.ded to take Cardui. I hare now taken 5 bottle. and I canW T>?* Mi58, J?hnson suffered years. Hate yoa? Do T<m wish tnT Butwfayeufferatall? Take Cardui. Cive it ? faS taS. AT ALL DRTJGr STORES niii iinmiMiiiiiiiii in 4 E. C. NiNDE, FREDERICKSBURG, VA. Fumiture, Carpets, Matting, Ice Cream Freezers, Fruit Jars, China, Stoves, Refrigerators, _Wire Doors, Screens. ^m?^mmm "" 'VB^B^aVBaVaMaMBalBaBlBaVaVBalMB^BIBBJli^ *aaaam?asaa?> ^_ The Lancaster Lumber & Building Co., *. OCRAN, VA., alANUPACTOEEBS OF KILN-DRIED LUMBER. DEALERA IN tftfc, iWa, Blinda, MoulJin*i, BnackeU, Ceafcaft FUoring. Sidinp, Turned Work. Haud Kaila, Baln*tera.and Buildibg Matcn.l in Oeneral. Also Boxeg and Box Shock. Eatimatea Furniabed. 'A Remt of Merif ?jS?v * *' &* l*_ The one remedy sold and guaranteed to cure Colds, Coughs and Lung Diseases. Its wonderful curative qualities are recognized after taking the first dose. Try Indian Tar Balsam for your next cold; you will be surprised by its prompt action. It never fails. On sale at best general stores and druggists. PKICH *3 CENTS. Indian Tar Balsam Co. BALTIMORE. THECREAMOFTHENEWS That's What Readers Get In The ^YIRGIJSTIA CITIZEN^ Local, County, State, National and Foreign?all simmered down. We have in operation (besides our newspaper department) a maffiiiflcent Job Printing Depart meot, and a*e prepared to do work equal to any that can be done by t*ny office ?jq the state of Virsrinia. Our prices ane rock bottom and bamd ou flity ratea. C%ll and eee ua, or wrtte for our psioee. Best Malerials. Jlest Worlunanship ?T *tf*Tfft?. M i+t**H 4 SFBCIAJLTV m 0a,a* Invitationa. Bill Rf>aaa, UafcaJo*ftTUa*?x * **tter Heade. ^ainpniete, Note Hea 1* ShSppin* Tfcg* Btateme-ita. Plxjgrammes, Snvelopes, Beporte. p06teP8- Dtatoctaone ?irruJa,p** Warrante, Booto, Daeda. to fact. all work ln the Job Prarttog ttne execnt-i ftaatly, Oheapiy and QuJcklv <nBia iiiiizBii mm [timi imw. r& larjland, Delaware k Virginia KAILWAYCOMPANY. Baltimore, Pred ericksburfc* Nor follt aud Kaupa bauuock Kiver UouUm*. Hchedule io efTect Marvh 11 I90S. BA1TO.. ri AI'IAIIAMNOCK * ? KK1VO. BteaiDera leava Baltimore. Pler 2 Uarbt Bt as foliowa weaib?i permltUoa-i Sunday 1-* nooii. TueeUay and Tburaday 4:<0 p. m. for ?Wi-stlaiul. North Knd, Mili Creek. Wblte 9t?>ne. Irvlnirton. W?ema. Mtlleubeck. Merry Ponr. Ottoman. Moran. Buihan, Urbanna Monuakua. W?t??r Vlew, Wbealton. ?Bay" Port. 8h?n?*. Bowlers. watW Wellforda raiu>ahann..^k 9 ?.. m.. Naylura Hole. lilaml ' fleld. Oartera. Lay tona. SLeedatown. Saundera Wiimont ?>rfeniaW8. Port Koyal. PortCon way. H?y Mount. Hop Vanl. Katollffea, Fred vrU-kabura;. ?'teamer leavlng- on Sundar do?* u?>t atop. V*n Mondaya atou ? ir will leave Lcedatown at i.?( h. m. IMI.IIHOKK llll'UMWtiK. Stt-Miuer icivos Bal?ftn>re Wt-dueaday and Krl?la? 4:.AI p. m. for VNonh Knd. Mlil Creek, ?Wbito IM i e. Irvluaton, ?eema Mtlienbvek. *ll rtmii . ?Uuiu.i.a. I'rbaima. Monaakon, ?? hcaltoua, Water Vlew. ?Sharpe. *Tappahun IKX'K. ?Ktemner leavtna* Baltimore ?>n Wedneaday willonly aiop at laiiding-B nj.ark.-i. rKKIHI. TAfPAHANNWK & HII.'IO Steamera leave Prederlokabura; Sundayi Tueaoay and Tburaday 8 p. m. for HatciitTea, Hop Yard. Haxnount. Port C'onway. Port Koyal. Oreen law*. wjimont. Saundera. Le*-da town 4 a. m.. Laytona C?rt?ra. Klantleid. Nayiora au?i a. m? Tappabannock 7:3(1 a. m.. Welifoma^Wiarea. Bowlers. Sharp* ?:30 a. m., Bav Port.Whealton, W?ter Vlew. Mcna?k<>r Urbanna 1".:? p. m., liurbana. Millenbeck. Merry Polnt ?:?) p. wa? ottoman, Morana Irvington. Weem*. Wblte Stone. MfII Creek ?'>?.?'*) p. m . North Knd rtt> m.. Westland Arrivo in Balt nnore Tuesday Tburaday acd Saturday morninira. TAPPAHANNWK BtLTIMORt Bteamer, leave Tappahanaook, 7:30 a. tn. Tueaday and Tburaday .atopolng at Wel I torda. Wart?, Bowlem, Hbarpa W..10 a. in.. *Uay>>ort. Wbealton, Waterview. Motiaakou, ?Urbanna Burton, Burhana. Mtllenbeok, Irvington* wee.i.a. Wblte Stone. Mili t.reek. North Knd' Arriv nr ln Bal imoru Wedneaday and Frl day morniDs: "rtteamer to Raltimore on Tburaday will not stop at Urbanna and Bay Port. TAVl'AHANNOt K MtKKILK. Leavo Tappabannock. weather permlttlns Saturday 2 p.in..atopp;uKat Wellforda. Waree* Kowlera. Kba. i+. Hay Port. Whealton Wrer Vlew. Monaekou. Urbanna, Burtona. Burhana Millenbeck, Merry Polnt. Uttoman, Morana* Irvlnatou, WeeniB, Wblte Stone. MtllCre?k' North Kud. Weatland. '? Ret ur ni ng,ateamer will leave Norfolk Mon day .p.B. weather pero Ittiug. for Tapu? baunock. aiopoing at landluga aa above ex oept Merry Polnt, Ottoman. Morana and IU Port. Stopplng at Mowlera. Warea and Well fordaoa return trlp to Baltlmoreou Tuesdaya Pr?labt will not l>e re<?lved ln Norfolk after z \>. m. on aal llnjr dara. Thla time-tablr abowa the tlrne- at wbleb steamera may be uxpvcted toarrlveataud da parttiom the aeveral wnarvea. but their ar rlvalor depautureat tbe tlmra atated ia not Kuarantet-d. nor doea tbe company hold Itaeir reaifonalble foranydelay orauy oonaequenet-a arlalUK therefrom. ~~" FreiMbt reoelvedln Baltimore unUi 4pm on faillug da>a. WILLAK D THOMSON. Oeneral Manaaor T. MDKDOCH. Gen'l Frt, and P?aa. aJu^ W. D. BCOTT. Agent Fred^V"c?abu*ri,.a* POTOMAC KIVER ROUTE. 8cbedu'e in effoct TueaJay, Marcb SU, ign?. Th'?.tilp?we?kly rwtweso RaKimore aod Wa9blnirtoii. taatra lialiimoic. Pl?r 3. Lbrbt 8irv.t ? watber perinittlnK. at6 p. m . ev??ry Tuesday ' Tburaday and Katurd?y. for tlu> f..lto?uiV rU*r lati.iliiK*. Alexandrla and Wahlnirton Man Imorv 5 p. tn.. Mlllera. Pro >taen Kaa to B-ijo. Uraaona. Cuan&a. m.. Huudicka Ijib^.s Walnut Foint. Cowart-. Lowi-etta. Kinnalo' Lodgv. MuDdr Toiot. ?Cintra. Pluoy 1'oint Iti a.m.. I ajlliatowa Vaeajat, AhHla. Oot.ru m.v ?t >iiua. ItuHbwuod. l^tncaater 4pm. Rivn -Ide iilv?.rp.K>l Foint, Glymont, AleKandiia. v*a!>lllli|rtii|j. * ?Stopn only on atiriutl. I ifHv* HaHiluir.on. I> <\, fo ,( of Pev. nir* Ntrt. t. weatber pvr.uittirur. at 4 p. m.. everw Tueaday Tburaday and Sunday. for the tol H'l*f.r,vor ?"?"Unaaand lU'tliuorv Waahinirtoii.Alexandrla.4:45p. m..Uiymont Liverpool Polot, Rlvora d ?, Biiah?ood Um-* caat^r.Cobruina Stonv Leooardtown ?a ml Atjclla. fMney Point. fli.tia, lxxl*-e 10 a. w MaodT ?omt. Kliunle 12 noonVC. a?i. limi* e t-"?.ttle'-a *?luut r??nt. . owart*. Lewla 1 orto n?.||0 d p. ,u . luitliuorw. "Ntou only on miriim' JtSSS!^ lu tUuore TuMU*'' taaiaaay i?^Ti*rhl n'\V'vt'd ?'?"> 1? ltaltnnor*. on aall - liur days untll 4 p in *M tim,. tat.i,. abowa tbe time at wbloi ?t.-Hinora way Im ?ipajo|a< t., arrl ? a* au J d.part troiu tbe aeveral wharv,... buttb.l, air.xal ordoparture at tbe time* at?t?d ia HM KUHrHiitiH;,! nor,l,H.a tbe r.?n,.any holdiuSir K*i?r5X?'*Ii* qH^v,Aict?. Waabinjrtou KhAKIKINaiid?KlMrio.A<U..A!cx.ndrU Baltimore, Cbesapeake <S Atlaotic JatSaSi. KAILWAY OO. Piaukatank Rivt-r Liaa. Scbedulelnetfect Aprll llth Maak weatberpermi.tfu.^f^^^^^^-y. medlate lauding,,. aa followa inter Ueave Baltimore 5 p m..*Mila ?-??! ? ^ Hampaona Z:ilt Tmer* s uil J" ..*? **?? Kieeto,, ?M&USffa&JStSm^!!'. ,?^ Keturniiur at. amer eawa Pltobatra for n.i h,^rar>r.w^nsia1Q3fe moreiisxtmurnliw!T "^ ?*?*? Stearuem leavea p'ier 1 I'mtt u ? ? Baltimore, every Moinlav l.fl^E Wn?r'. weatber permMil.a-oVVJ^. " burwiay. medlate uYudTilg,aa foltow? ,KM-t *Ud iDt*? Leave Baltiiuore 5 p m 'rrlan?M a. _ Fleeton U Tiniha fcib hlUlviii*. ???.*,? In ? Polnt 7:46, Byrtl on TT.i HiV.. U IH0' un??> J,:^sumprra fa^SWg SSvS SSf. J?SSJXJSSSt^!^9^mm for Ba. ueaday and s*tJ rd y ? w.^,I,Ji** eVf*r,/ Wed rollowa: ^"-ura-y-.weaiher peimittlng. Ha Leave Preeport 7 a. m Blan.** ~.tn a. WOl eu ^olut 7:4CU iirada m' w ?per'1 *3U. Kuarka 8:46. FitcheiS in'o .'*.r,'h.ou,e Cricket Hlll I0:4i Jack^r.? Creik n"i,U. J* ?? 1 p. m , Kilmarii.Kk p-in i*v-i. !'i2 U*"""". Polnt 1:40 Ki*eu>n 4 4?; Mi\ ,,.OUJ:3*' ????? baltlmor. nexteaxly BaSa?Bfc,'T* ""^ Ttia Umo uibie abowa the Hm*?a at -hu.. ateamera may be expected to arrlCo at *Z*%* pau Trom the .eveVal wharvea n?t aJ-T4 "**" arUiiig tberefrom ?u?uoiaqueooc? w tUi'5J"<m,?"- ??n. Manairar. T/M^JSo^ A???t.Bslll??olrarr _?WP?"?HMhtand PaaaengarA??nt. tHCSAPEAKR ftTEAMSHIP fO "CHK8APBAKE L1NK." KLKOANTPA88BN0 8RdTaAl|RRa-C01. IXMUIA" AND -AUQU8TA ? Por nid Polnt Cooafort and Norfol'k Va ajaaaTTa, **Zl u?'t,Qur ^? ?'V.ia.p, ootnfo*; 3 aTaa.a?aTlatSa^%r5* for all pomu 8outk. h *" R*ul IJn<* ?*YOKK RIVKR LINE RL*LANTA^A82BNQ?^ ATKAMKB "iT w?"HTiiloiiD?Va.WMT Po,MT *S ttteauitia lMt? ftaltiui.tre Tum.1.. th. ?gga*agy.&a^?5^gg5 .RWa^aSsaT**^3* "*???!?. ,ra,v!' "*">?<??? KEoa 1 IKR8 18 anpIU LIUHT8T. WHAKP jerved tZSTitZftut&aWattiaTaPa3" P ??..?-? A?rHURW SoiWCW:a^,rHW UBUIIKN P08TBR. * g j CHISU -0DAVMKa?^aaWt5K.rlK:V KILLthcCOUGH *?p CURE tmk LUNC8 W,TH Dr. King's Now Discovery FOR C8SEJ*8 -jfifSe Sa^?Y#SS*5g????*