North Carolina Newspapers

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.VOLUME XVIII.
FRANKLIN. N. C. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 18, 1003.
IN LITTLE
Oh! Oimi are th meadow la Little Boy Land.
And blue are. the kloa bending over,
Aai golden the butterfile fiiulag about .
-" lo Tlstt the pink and white olover,
- There are cool, running brooki where the oowi like to atand,
And milky-white lambkin In Little Boy Land.
Ohl Dow at the Corner In Little Boy Land
Is the prettiest shop full of osndy,
And a dear little woman, to give il away
It' ever and ever o handy.
There are chocolate ereama, which the boy aay art "grand,"
And nothing cost money la Little Boy Land. . , '
Oh! gtrang aa It eeema there are do chorea to do,
No orrnnda to ran (or the mother. -And
nothing to do but forever to play
First one Jolly game, tben another. -There's
a beautiful oiroua and a lorely braaa band,
And everything's free la Little Boy Land.
Oh! They aay they & nothing la Little Boy Land
But play through the warm, ainny weather,
And play through the Winter. Obi thea it la fun
To elide down the long hills together.
There's no acnool to go to now pleaea understand, .
It's all play and laughter In Little Boy Land.
Ob! Tbere'a blcyoies, tricycle?, wagon ud ileds, :.
And donkeys and ponies by rio&ena;
Bo each little fellow oan ride If he will
Eaoh one of the brother and ooualn.
There's fun and there' frolic on every hand
Ohl Who wouldn't Ilka it la Little Boy Land?
Oh! Who wouldn't long for this Little Boy Land
Where tbere'a fun going on every minute, . '
And candy for nothing, and peanuts the same, -
And a good time with every one In it?
On! drown-up, with trials and hardships to stand,
Let 'a Journey together to Little Boy Land!
Harriet Francen Crooker, In Puok.
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COLONEL' JIM.
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A CHARMIHG STORY OF MODERHAUTOHQBILMB DAYS.
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It was the smoke-room of the Cos
mopolitan club, la Piccadilly.
. I had strolled in for the want of
something better to do, and without
, any-thought or Idea ot anything or
. anybody. ; yX''', ::
There wore only about halt A doxen
members present, to one only of whom
Charlio Maxwell, In his pre-nuptial
day an Inveterate globe-trotter,, as I
myself still was I was . personally
known.-.-. '"T, .i.;.;-:
I Just nodded to him, as I saw that
ha waa engaged . In conversation with
an Individual whom I never remem
bered to have seen 'at the club before.
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mougn ne was sitting oacs. mj"-
depths of a blgrmchalr, l r"'
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source ofruuuur ,. .uoiiy how
he could ever have been admitted to
"Cosmopolitan" membership.
It was rumored that he was the mil
lionaire son of a deceased East-end
"ready-made" tailor of Semitic de
scent, andtjwt heoiyei, his admtogtgn
amnTn-r(tj xue largely exerted in-
ht a certain impecunious peer.
lua fe. wit friend, and one ot the orlg-
tf Inal promoters ot the club. . ; -1
f - The truth of this could not be ex
actly . proved, although after event
showed that for once rumor did not
act up to Its reputation for lying. .
Almost Immediately after this very
estimable individual's entrance his
name, by the way, was. Marcus Dlsch
man my friend Maxwell came across
to "where I stood looking out of the
yrind5wlnto Piccadilly, and f
' i hands, asking me to excuse hlv
ten minutes, and saying that he
have a chat with me on his return?
Complete silence reigned In the room
after' Maxwell's , departure, broken
' only by the rustle of newspapers tr an
occasional cough,
a Then I was suddenly ' startled by
the voice of Dlschman, raised In loud
'. altercation, ';'"'.'' '-'
' I turned sharply round, and saw
that he was standing, Straddle-legged,
: In iront of the white-haired gentle-
- man's chair, wagging hi head and
forefinger la time to a stream ot an
gry abuse. -
"You've monopolized that : paper
" ever since I've been in the room, and
- for how long before, goodness only
knows! Do you think you've bought
the place, ' Just because you've been
In the army?" ..j
The occupant of the armchair rose
np out of It to his full height of well
. over six feet, and calmly laid, down
v the prper be had been reading on the
table beside him.
; It was then that' I noticed for the
first time that his right sleeve was
-empty, Indicating the loss of his arm
"Sir," he said, with quiet irony. "It
Is evident to me that you' have not
been in the army. Inasmuch as the
officer f.variably Implies the gentle
man." '"" 1 -; ' ' . "
" The retort might have been injudi
cious, but it was certainly richly de
served. -.- -. , ' .
Furious with passion Dlsclii.ian ex
t" 1 1 his arm, and violently shook
t: "y sleeve pinned up to the
lii -i of theoher's coat,
"Y'ju dare to taunt jne! -you!" he
shrieked. "How ramA you by this?
Not In battle! No! Do you think 1
have Bt heard of a certain gentle
wnn's Yi(tt!e affair with a certain
-:-teCy ? The motor-car ride to
Urlchtonlj too much champagne!,
Ptiili! and a smashed irm? Do you
think r don't know? Ph! you got
your C 'ta, Jir. pintle
1 ho rret of ua ti,.ur.ht It h
now to lntorf"r, for tim wri'i
vr.H evidently cont...i:!:;iiii!:r
vn nenve.
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collar, and hi knuckle pressing un
comfortably upon his collar bone. '
Swinging tlic fellow round, he didnt
Bpeak to him, . but, summoning a wait
er,, bid him call the club secretary. ;
Held Securely in Maxwell' grip,
Dlschman looked the picture of vul
gar discomfiture.
"Mr. Shaw," said Maxwell to the
secretary when he appeared, "I take
the responsibility ot demanding from
you this man's Instant expulsion. He
has not only grossly Insulted Colonel
Fergusson, resorting even to personal
violence, but by so doing on the club
premises has Insulted also every mem-
vr or It., If you do not accede to
request, I, and I think, every rlght-
"id self-respecting . mom
'lately send In our''
--u4uCTiijroia'
eflaiuuC whom I haven't
-m'lur all the years he has been
wandering about the earth."
, "Mr. Talbot, pleased to know yon;
though I warn you to take . every
thing Charlie Maxwell has to say
about me wl4 ajwnr large grain of
i wngak silent waa attractive.
In conversation he was .delightful.
What I subsequently learned about
him from Laxwell, especially con
cerning one particular episode of his
life, did not In the least itnrprlss me;
it simply served to perfect the picture
of the noblest man and truest-hearted
gentleman, that it Las ever been my
lot to meet '
It waa one evening after jhachelor
dinner at Maxwell1
being In Scotlan
that my frte-"
s wife
tf visit
itory
of which
rm, and
f to retire
iu- Ludey of a
uiahed career, v
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Perhaps you uon't know." 'said
Maxwell, "that Fergusson and '! were
In the same regiment. He was full
major when I joined as second lieu
tenant. "'.'"'
"Though there waa a good fifteen
years difference of age between us, we
became Etaunch friends. Without be
ing grandmotherly. - Fergusson kept
me from all torts of tomfooleries, such
as hot-headed young officers are ' so
apt to Indulge In.
"Our Colonel was Harvey Fane, now
a Major General and a K. C. B., with
a- large family pf daughters, and - his
house waa an attractive centre for
bachelor officers, eligible and ineligi
ble. "It was not long before I discovered
that Beatrix Fane was more to me
than all the other girls of my ac
quaintance. "Very soon, too, I was successful In
getting her assurance that I, In like
manner; waa the ' veritable 'fairy
prince.' , . - .. .
"Of course I confided In Colonel Jim,
who though sympathetic, advised a
wise waiting until at any rate I suc
ceeded to the property, which I Inher
ited six year ago. 1
"Attached to the regiment was a
certain Captain Holroyd, who was
said to be connected in sortie way
with a monster firm of East-end
clothiers. Any way, he was very . un
popular with all ranks.
"Quite accidentally I heard, the day
after the recent affair at the Cos
mopolitan, that Holroyd was Disch
man's cousin, hence the fact of the for
mer's knowledge of what 1 am going
to tell you about 'Colonel Jim.' '
"This man Holroyd was an Ihvct
erato gambler, and nearly alwaya
won. It so happened that when I
came Into the Wharton estate there
was a large arnimuhit Ion of ready
money which I Immediately proceeded
to spend In riKiit royal giylo. Ilol
ri I, fur m i i" t f r a nli u
In . 7 !'H !;. piuMi'ii'v lie. urn vei y
fi v i i s I c i1 y ln 1
. therefore, I evaded It I did not even
tell Beattle, but wrote her on my ar
rival at Brighton. .
All went well until the third day,
except that I lost heavily at bridge to
Holroyd, when, after a dinner, to
which Holroyd had Invited two or
three other men, we all adjourned for
an hour's stroll on the pier.
"Whether It was that, being on
used to excessive Indulgence In wine.
I had taken too much champagne, or
whether I was seized with sudden ill
ness, I cannot exactly say. I oifly
know that by some unaccountable
means I managed to fall from the
pier Into the sea, getting, a nasty
smack through coming into contact
with one ot the Iron cross-girders. '
"I remembered nothing more till
found myself alone in try . Brighton
lodging, wretchedly 111, and very much
ashamed of myseUfP . ;
"The doctor ntw . attended me, a
splendid fellow, told ine that Holroyd
had returned to Aldershot . without
troubling to find out my real condi
tion. . .'.
' "That night late, a further surprise
was In store for me. Beattle, accom
panied by Colonel Jim, the latter with
a seriously Injured arm, arrived at my
diggings In Warrior Square.
"It was soon apparent that Colonel
Jim waa in a bad way, my doctor,
after a brief examination of the 'in
jured .arm, declaring that immediate
amputation was necessary. ;- V
"All the' time I was in absolute Ig
norance of how the accident had hap
pened, or how It was that Beattle had
come to Brighton In Colonel Jim's
company; . ; r- vK. ; ,' ....
... "It waa not until the -operation waa
over, and Mr. Fane who was wired
for at once, had arrived to look after
her wandering daughter, that ': I
learned the whole story from Beattlo's
Hps.
"As some little explanation of what
took place, let me say that both Col
onel Fane and Colonel Jim were t" '
dent motorists, each possessing
'twelve-horse-power Panhard -f
they were eternally j'"
against the other.
"Colonel Jim v
himself, buT
so expert--'
fenr, at '
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WUl id v, "- I, i i ,
horror. . ... :-.
"On through Guildford, Tunbrtdge
Well. Horsham, till the outskirts of
Lewes were reached. And there the
trouble began.
"The chauffeur had Insisted more
than once on descending at certain
Inns and refreshing himself with
brandy.
"By the time Lewes waa in sight the
man was in a state ot seml-intoxlca-tlon,
and was quite Incapable ot con
trolling the michlne.
"Chancing to turn her head' at this
point, Beattle saw coming up behind
them at racing speed bait a mile or so
astern, another motor, which, even at
that distance, seemed strangely ta-J
miliar to her. :. .: '. - -
-"Nearer and nearer it arew, . the
stupefied Frenchman in charge of the
leading car becoming more and more
unable to steer It ' " '" '.
"It waa at a bend in the road that
the catastrophe happened.
"On the right hand was a high bank,
and into this the driver made to run
Beattle's car.
"Br a miracle ot mercy he could not
turn the steeling wheel, over-balancing
himself and tailing out under the
wheels In front, which passed over his
body. ',-"', . ,.,.;.;.
. "Though bewildered ' and panic
stricken, Beattle caught hold of the
gear with both trembling hands and
tried to keep, the car straight What
would have been the result of her
efforts it is hard to aay, though It Is
almost morally certain that In the
streets of Lewes she would Inevitably
have come to grief,
"Now for Colonel Jim's part In It
"Putting on the pace for a final
spurt, he raced alongside of the run
away, managed to stop his own ma
chine, at the same moment leaping
on to the other one. - ' ,'
"Seizing. the steering wheel with his
left hand his right arm was broken
on the leap he wrenched It round and
brought the car to a full. stop..-
"Then appeared" the representative
o ith"ikw, who, running back, dis
covered that the chauffeur was fatal
ly Injured. '
"The rest you know,; though there
Is one little thing more which I will
tell you In confidence, as it renders,
from my point of view, all that
Colonel Jim did that l day the more
heroic.
"Beattle told me, more than a year
after we were "married, that some
words that escaped her rescuer's lips
as he reached her side in the flying car,
convinced her beyond all doubt that
he loved her, and that he risked bis
life for the sake of a woman whom
he knew had given her heart to an
other man. ;
"How Colonel Jim onrne to follow
after Uv-attle was owing to a servant
at the house, v.ho overheard her or
ders to the chilli If sir, telling hii.i, sm
he droie up ia his own nia. hinn el
nioKt direitiy r,.;.rward and Impmed
Tor her. He, knew Unit her art ion
v lr in r l r i h h -f
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"Think of him?" I said. "Why, that
for a man among men, I never expect
to meet another like Colonel Jim!" -
"As you certainly never will!" salt
Maxwell, raising his glass, "Here's tl
Colonel Jim, and God. bless him!"
New York News. ?
HOR8E3 IN BLIZZARD LANDS.
Small Beast That Can Live on Flour
and Moaa the Best
; "Ed" Floyd, until three years ago
engineer on the North.-Pacific rail
road, has. return od from three yoara
spent In Nome. Mr. Floyd engaged In
business Immediately on landing In
that northern country, and soU out
his horses and hotel 'for $70,000 a
month ago to make this visit to his
old home. His principal business waa
freighting and the operating of stages.
His long experience on an' Oregon
horse ranch stood him In good atead,
and in shipping horses to the north
he has experienced the best of luck.
Out of the three hundred ho had tak
en in at different times he lost but IS
alt- told, c Regarding the character of
horses required la the north, he said:
"My 'experience is that It Is a great
mistake in taking In big. One horse.
An east ot tho mountain Oregon horse
or a Canadian pony, off the ranches of
tho northwest territory Is tho animal
to put your money on. There are
times when all you can got for your
stock for days at a time la flour. It
will kill one of these heavy horses If
he does not have a good warm stablo,
plenty of hay and regular rations of
oats, and a variety of feed of various
kinds. These half-wild horses can face
a storm that would freeze a ClyJesdnirv
to death, and they will browso
the snow for days, eatlnnv-"
moss. If there Is.r. '
them to get
' I had
which y
woou -t. nmo- ui (T iu "a" "suiteoi per
fect preservation. . ..
The most valuable work In existence
Is said to be a copy of the Koran now
treasured In the Mohammedan city of
Isonan-Ruza, Persia, The covers, 81-3
Inches by 4 Inches, are of solid gold
an eighth ef an Inch thick, while prec
ious stonettaet In symbolic designs fig
ure in the center and at each of the
corners. The book la written upon
parchment, and this part of the work
Is valued at (125,000. .
The ancients did not have lightning
rods constructed as ours are, but they
knew how to protect themselves from
th danger that lies In a thunderstorm.
Even so long ago aa the tenth cen
tury lightning waa diverted front fields
by planting in them long sticks1 or
poles, on top of which were . lance
heads. It is said that the Celtic soldiers
used to try to make thorn selves safe
from the stroke during a storm by ly
ing on the ground with their naked
sWorda planted point upward beside
them.
Professor Hllprecht has lately given
out some remarkable discoveries con
cerning the people of ancient Nippur.
"The J?aylonlans," .he says, : "were
great listronvtners and great mathema
ticians. ft a tablet which I recently
found werv Ji most minute astronom
ical calculation as to the constella
tion Scorpion. The calculations were as
ijroflclent In their science In some re
spects as those of today. Another tab
let which I have In mind was mathe
matical. -The Babylonians In their mul
tiplication table went far beyond us.
Our multiplication table stops at 12
times 12. The Babylonians' table went
up to CO. Indeed, for astronomical pur
purposes, they carried the table out to
1300 times 1300, being tabulated to that
extent -
Tn the newspapers of Padua a musi
cian named Bir.ela recently announced
that on the following Sunday at 3
o'clock In the morning, he would be
gin to play the piano and would con
tinue io play fur forty hours, or until
11 o'clock on Monday evening. During
this period he said that he would play
250 pieces of munlc from memory, and
that he would rest for only twenty
minutes ten minutes at the close of
the fourteenth hour and another ten
minutes at the closb of the twenty
ninth hour. He addil that during his
long performance he "Would take no
nourishment, except a little water and
some medicine pf his own concoction,
and that a commit lea of physicians
would be prasent in order to see him
accompliish Ills singular feat.
Cut R.itea.
A certain Atchison man Is very
tnry end tlie people are always la-
v, ..mm EioriiH on Mm. A barber say
p.. vi'.h' d into tlie ! !i"l one day. and
, t' i P i( a 1 'r nil lie
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BILL ARP'S LETTER
Bartow Man Eavertj to Muchly
DiBECUBsed Negro Problem,
A KIND OF REACTION HAS COSE
Northern People are Beginning to 8e
th Light All Except Prealdcrrt
Roosevelt Who Shlboleth
K "Stand by Minnie." '
, k lata paper sent me from Fayette
county, Missouri, says they are run
ning all of the negroes out of Fayette
and Howard counties and the whipping
post awaits those who tarry, and that
the race war Is on in earnest That is
bad very bad. Where are the poor
creatures to go, for It Is awftfl weath.
or in Missouri, with the thermometer
below zero and blizzards raging
around.' I wonder what they have
been doing to provoke such treatment
V they move to another county, how
long before they will have to move
again? And It looks like they will per
ish or freeze before the winter Is over.
Some towns In Illinois have given
them marching Orders - lt
looks
like they have
cm people.
they all df
to their (l
bounty; r
south
why , i ,-i r -I 1'lieu
-ludit) U grape fruit and limes and lenv
ons .and mangoes, guavas, plantains,
figs and grapes. - . ,
Now, I was ruminating why our ne
groes didn't go to Cuba, where they
would not have to work half the time
and where they could mix and mlsce
genate with the natives and have so
cial equality to their heart's content.
The Cubans are all colors now, from
nearly white to nearly black, and they
will mix with any race. One day I
aw a curious looking specimen In th
negro car. and the conductor . didn't
know whether to move him or not, and
o he asked him: "Are you a white
man or a negro t" and he replied: "My
fadeirwaa a Portugee and my mudder
vaa a nager." The conductor smiled
and let him stay.' Go Into a c'gar fac
tory In Tampa and you will see a fair
assortment of Cubans four hundred
In one long room, and of all shades,
sizes and complexions. . They have no
national or race color. I should think
Cuba would suit most ot our negroes
very well, for they could live on fruit
and honey. . My friend says be has
framed hives ten feet square and robs
the hives every other day In the dry
season, and it Is a profitable business
But I don't see any good reason tor
driving negroes from one town or
county to another. It Is not playing
fair with the other towns. Chief Ball
reports that he Is driving -them out qf
Atlanta. Why not take up the vaga
bonds and punish them under the va
grant law and put them to work Why
not call back the whipping post? It
will cure the negro ot small crimes and
Idleness quicker than anything In the
world. When they get Into the chain
gang they get a whipping post or no
poBt and a good whipping before
hand would keep many a one from go
ing there. ; But the most remarkable
treatise on the negro and his race
traits has just been written and. Vipo
ken of by Professor Dowd, of Wiscon
sin university. Such a deliverance
from a northern sourn Is amazing, lie
has been down here and gone from
town to town and studied the negroes'
actual condition, and declares he is on
the down grade In morality, In health
and physical condition, and Ino race
will become extinct If some great
change Is hot made In their education
and some radical control placed over
their morals. Thoy have almost ceas
ed to marry, but take up and cohabit
at pleasure and change when they feel
like It He says that out of one hun
dred families he visited at Durham, N.
C, only twenty-nlnn of the women had
huahands, and tl 'illdren aro almost
universally P" ' by the mothers,
while the fatu. 1 their time io
Idleness or have "toi,,c up" with some
other woman. Ho writes likn no had
been to Curtersvillo, for In t,ii;ht of r
houfio is a woman with throe :;; .
children six in allby three fu . i:;;
but' she has no husband Mil has n . i
lnvu married. Klio works hard i
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most unknown among the ' negroes.
This degradation ' of tho negro has
come along so gradually and .insidi
ously that our people have gotten used
to It and no attention Is paid to it by
courts or grand junies.'. We hire these
very negro women for domestic ser
vants, and many of them are good
ones. Their children go to the public
schools, and In time the boya get big
enough to steal and the girls to follow
their mothers' example. . When will all
this folly stop?
- But Just now there seems to be a
cessation ot political hostilities about
the negro and the race, problem. A
kind ot reaction has come over the
northern mind, and they, tod, are get
ting tired ot the negro. In fact, no
body seem concerned about him ex
cept a tew politicians like Crumpacker,
or Stumpsucker, or whatever his name
Is. But ever and anon there comes a
thundering sound from Mount Olym
pus, where Jupiter Tonans sits en
throned ln royal dignity. Hark! Ju
piter has spoken. Then shook the
hills with thunder riven and louder
than the bolts of heaven, we hear a
mighty voice that Tolls its echoes from
the Atlantic to the PaclOo and rever
berates among the clouds and Is borne
on electric currents from Washington
to Iudlanola, and whispers, "Stand by
Minnie!" and they, stand. Minnie
ought to go np there and take refuge
In the white house where Jupiter could
stand by her day -and nhrht Now let
that be the O. O. P. 'a shlboleth and let
1' Mowa the corridors of time as a
xwStand by Minnie!"
X Atlanta Constitution.
"Ti.OAiiieo wuuu"UoUo,rtr
from tho main trail. Tho deg seomed
anxious that the men should follow
him, demonstrating this desire by fre
quent barks, and they accompanied
him some distance through the brush
and came upon Brownlee, pinned down
by a log and unable to talk. He was
released and takoa to Bear River.
After leaving his companions,
Brownless .had slipped while crossing
a fallen tree and fell In such a posi
tion that he could not extricate him
self. The exposure he had suffered
had so reduced, his Tltality that, al
though he frequently heard the noises
made' by tho searchers on Tuesday, he
could not raise his voice to call them
lo him. The dojr remained with
Brownlee all the time, and was the
means of ultimately saving him from a
horrible fate. Chicago Chronicle.
The potato 'to no longer grown In
America without the aid of labor-saving
appliances. Potatoes for seed are
cut, dropped In the rowscovered, cul
tivated and harvested' with machine
adapted for each purpose. The Amer
ican farmer can grow potatoes cheaper
than It can be done elsewhere, because
he reduces the cost of growing the
crop. These light handy and durable
machines are now finding favor In
other countries, and American manu
facturers are exporting them In large
numbers. , . . ' r
Many of the greatest . Investor
have made their principal successes
as young - men. ' Marconi I nnlv
thirty. Kdlson, at tweaty-slx, had de
vised his quadruple! telegraph sys
tem. Sir Humphry Dnvy was a pro
fessor In the British Royal Institute
at twenty-three. Ellas Howe had in-
Tented the sewing machine at twenty-
seven. Ell Whitney's cotton (tin had
been perfected when be was twenty
eight Arkwrlght had his cotton-spin-nlng
machine In order at thirty-seven,
Morse had invented, the telegraph at
forty-four. k
SpeAklng of forest reserves, a Utah
authority says the people of that State
are belnit taught that It Is easier jto
get timber with forest reserves than
without them. The government alma
to regulate, not stop, the taktng of
timber. Many sheep-owners have
been opposed, to these reserves In
the past, but thoy are learning bottei
now. The sheep have beon destroy
iiyS fthelr own range during the past
fsw"ari to such an extent that there
will be no feed left for them If some
one does not take care of It. The
reserve are for the good of every
body, and thn people are finding it
cut
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injured.
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A SERMON FOB; SUNDAY
AN ELOQUENT DISCOURSE ENTITLED
"COD'S PLAN FOR US."
tlie Kev, Dr. J. Wilbur Chapmen Telle of
Bow th Believer Hay Experience
Both Jay apd Peeee, ttlesslnst ud
. Power A HlR-h Ideal For Every Life.
Nw Tobk Citt. The following sermon
i on of a aeries preached by the famous
evangelist, the Rev. Dr. J. Wilbur Chap
man. It is entitled "God's Plan For Us,"
and waa founded on the text: "Not aa
though I had already attained, either were
already perfect, but I follow after, if that
I may apprehend that for which also I am
apprehended of Christ Jesus." Philip
pie ns iii: 12. -
God has a plan for every life, and when
this plan is realized there is alwaya in the.
experience of the believer both joy and
Eeace, bleaaing and power. If any on il
aving an up-and-down Chriatian expe
rience, hot to-day and cold to-morrow,
near enough to Christ to-day so that he
may almost touch Him, and so far away
to-morrow that ha questions if he has ever
been saved, thia i a certain evidence that
he has not allowed God to work out His
plan for him, and there is yet much work
to be aoMmplished by the Holy Spirit of
God. An experience of unrest dishonors
God, and when yon find a heart in- which
there ia thia unrest and dissatisfaction yon
always find a life in which God ha
ret finished Hi work. "Peace I leave
with you; My peace I give unto you," waa
written for such an one, and ia his inherit
ance. While it would be a most difficult
thing to define peace, yet possibly the best
de6nition would be to take its opposite,
and so it would read like thia: Peace ia
the opposite of unrest, of confusion, of
itrife. Thia blessing la for every on ot
Qod'a children, if they will but claim it.
- It I no mora disastrous for one' arm to
b out of its socket than for one'a life to
run contrary to the plan 'of God. Paul
ividentty had thia in mind when he said:
"It I may apprehend that for which I am
lleo apprehended of Christ Jesus." It
would be no more disastrous for a
to go awinging out of its orbits
me to run contrarYJ4-J"
way coma to tin-''
entry to.
wood p"
tho'
cry i that
"Oh. wretched "Biarrtn
deliver me from the body of thia death
"My grace is sufficient for thee; for my
strength ia made perfect in weakness.
Moat gladly therefore will -I rather glory
ia my infirmities, that the power of Christ
may rest upon me." Let ua therefore
cease to speak of the presence of th Holy
Ghost as an experience and talk about tho
better Chriatian life aa an "it:" let ua re
member ever after thia that Chriat ia the
power of God. To exalt Him, to follow
Him, to live His life, and to enthrone Him
in our Uvea, is power alwaya, and nevei
can be anything else.
We may have God'a rest. Hebrew iv:
1 to 8 "Let ns therefore fear, leet, a
promise being lefvia of entering into Hia
rest, anjaitof youv should seem to come
aho-t ofTC For unto us was th gospel
preached, as well as unto them, but the
word preached did not profit them, not
being mixed with faith in them that heard
it' For we which have believed do enter
into rest, aa he said. A 1 ha (worn in
my wrath, if they shall entr into my
rest; although th work wero finished
from the foundation of the world.
. It-ia most significant that in the tenth
verse of th;i inurth chapter of Hebrews
we read: V- that has entered into
hi rest. Ho V censed from hia own
wui v-. mm vruu .v
might all of ust
cease to be self-cent ,
Centred, it ia when V
fishneaa and therefoi
Chriat, it ia when we !
in a word, it ia wh
Oh. that we
;t ia when w
x ."ime Christ-
"t unscl
own works that we -rc;,c.
We may have Goo. a liuTiuca. liciwewa
xii: Jo-' ifor. they verily for a few days
chastened us after their own pleasure, but
He for our profit, that wo might be par
takers of Hia holiness." Not infrequently
we find Christian people who arc afraid of
the word holiness, and yet tho Bible haa
diatinctly declared that without holineaa
vo man shall aee God. If we are ahutting
Him out of our livea then we are depriving
ourselves of our birthright as Hia children.
We might sum up uod'a plan for our
live ur.der three heads: '
1. It is God' will that we shonld be re-
Knerated. John i: 13, 14 "Which were
rn, not of blood, nor of the will of the
flesh, nor of the will of man,- but of God.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt
among us, and we beheld Hia glory,, the
glory a of the only begotten of the Fath
er, full of grace and truth" i
Regeneration ia hoc a working over of
the old nature, for that which it born of
tlie fiesh ia flesh, and never can be any
thing else. It may be educated fte8h, cul
tured fiesh, but after all it ia flesh, and ia
displeasing to God. It decs not come aa
the resuit of reformation, for whiie re
formation may touch a man's present and
possibly his future, it has nothing to do
with his past sins, which aro like the
aanda of the aea in number. Environment
lias nothing to do with our passing from
duath unto life: If environment could
save the soul or keep it, Adam never would
have fallen, for he dwelt in paradise. Lot
would have been a model citizen, for he
abode in the fairest city of the then known
world.
Iteeeneration is God'a breathine into man
Tlis own life it is literally being born
from ahove.
2. It is God'a will that we should b
aanctilied.
1 'Hies, iv: 3 "For this is tho Toil ol
God, even your snnctifieation."
home people feci much prejudiced arnint
V'v utta of sanctilii ntuiii, hut it is m tonl i
Vi ord. and it would be well fur us to fit.nl
anil ri-.tn.vi it. m our e
sioiclifiid is to ho m-jurm
tninlv tlie ni.oi of (.ud
periewe. lu lit
ril. nnd it in ccr
tlmt li'R pi-e'iK
b'le tl'. tf
me to l" in no
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It is a good thing to turn stain and
again in this way to the Scriptures to find
what is the plan God has marked oat for
as, and then to square our lives according
to this plan, to see wherein we have fol
lowed it or have failed. If the failure baa
been grievoua It ia not ncces-nry that wa
should go in mourning all the day laagt
for. just a a mother forgive the wcaknen ,
of tier ehild and forget the many hort-.
cominga, eo God has promised again and
again m Hia Word to blot out all our trana-
greiaiona and to remember them no more
against us forever. i r i, V
It i not therefor a question aa toT"
whether we can keep from sinning our-
eelvee -we know that we can' not, but it i
altogether a question aa to whether Christ
can keep ua if we will but give Him th -right
to do so. I have no question but r
that oue could walk from one corner of the
street to the other with Christ so eon- '
atantly before him that, in his own judg
ment at least, he would be pvercomins .
ein. I am perfectly clea that he couM
increase hi journey by many milea and
still be more than conqueror. I am abso- ,
lntely confident that one eonld walk-th
whole day with Christ so vividly before . .
him that it would be peace and joy. And
what could b accomplished in on day
could be mad th rule of a man' entire
life. . : ,.-.-'
After the return of Christ for His chnrcK
there la to be a great day of nwarda, when ,
those who have been faithfl'I shall receive
recognition at the hand of the Lord Him- .
aelf, in the presence of the assembled
hosts in the skies. We ran tell fast what
thia rewflni la tn h. Ant vet thia nMrlfltof-
word of explanation. We can not give the -
exact description of the crown we shall
wear, nor can we estimate in human lan-
gnag their value in the opinion of men. i
Put we know, after atudying the New
Teatament, that it is to be according to f
our faith and in proportion to our faithful
neas. It ia in thia way that every child
of God may confidently aay: "I know what ,
my award la to be." He measured it him- '
aelf. It is very true that one may stand,
before God andxeceive from Him only a
measure of rev J ;---3iie true ,
that he migh i .
the hands
aboutW f-
fi.r""
hit Uum.ui-'Who has
. wild beasts that theyr
w - . i. i ..
' , UUV V . I b vuo nuv D BU-
fereif ;.i iiouy and mind unknown to fame,
;but suffered nevertheless, and differed ior
the glory of God, . ' '
I It i Hkewia the crown that ia to be
f' iven to the one who ia able to do only
ittle thing for Chriat. So many seem' to
think that they can do bnt little for Christ
'and therefor leave that little undone. This
jis a most aerioue error. "Inasmuch aa ye.
ihave done it unto the least ot these ye
have don it untovMe," said Christ. - A cup.
of cold water given in Hia name, a word of
cheer spoken for Hi glory, a warm hand-'
clasp that He may be exalted in the opin-
ion of men these .little things win th
eternal reward. , . , i - .
So many people are asking: "What can I
do to help on the cause of Chriat, to assist ..
my minister, or to help the church t" If I
were to auggeat one thing that would b
moat helpful it would be the offering (
unceasing prayer for the spread of Chrirt's
kingdom, ana for th outpouring i tlie
Holy Uhoat upon tbe man who reache
Chriat at the sacred desk.' I remember
very wen wnen i nrsi neoame pastor ot
th church to which I now minister. Af
ter I had preached my first sermon and
the people had presented themselves to
aay worda of cheer, an old man came walk- ,'
ing down the aisle, leaning upon hia staff '
because of his age, and he said to me:
, "I bib afraid you wilfinake it a failure."
T Hid nflt iWniHor iJ.! moot, nt mrnei
AV ehecraaer-Heartiiy wBtlecTSieCpuld
n iv to me at anotner nine.
J looking about the church, he
auuetf; "W hav aiway had man of
large experience, and the church is large."
Then he came nearer and said; "tint I
have made up my mind to help you." I
wondered in my own mind what lie could
do. Ha added: "I have determined ta
pray for you every day that you are paa
tor of this church, and I have covenanted
with two other men to pray for you.".
At thia my heart waa filled with ioy,
and I thanked God and took cournL-e, feel
ing confident from the beginning tlmt lie
had given m the victory. The three men
aoon grew to ten, and the ten to fifty, nml
the fifty to 200, until in these days from
340 to 600 consecrated men bow -4 heir
head in prayer with me every Euml iy
morning at 6.45, praying God'a bies-nn
upon me as I preach, and upon the people
a they listen. Th most wonderful plain
in all the world to preach in is a clnm h
where the atmosphere is permeated wnh
the petitions of faithful Christian f.u
God' blessing upon His ministers. And
these are they who, Upon the great day of
awards, shall receive the. crown of life.
They do little thing well, to th glory of :
Gad. . - - -. . ;
San Francisco is credited with having ona
aloon for every twenty two adult male n.
Qiabitante. -
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It is one thing to have vnltmra
chmi and glass and Quite ano' -matter
to keep 4t The choice o ;
china which haa descended from a
paat generation will never be duplicat
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