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THE COLUMBIAN, BLOOMSBURfl. PA
Br F. E. DAVISON
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UNDER SEALED ORDERS,
March 7, Q9 (AcU 8:26-28).
When nations are at war with
each other and It la deemed neces
sary to conceal campaign plans from
the enemy, naval forces are often
tent to sea under sealed orders. No
one knows the destination of the
fleet, but the government officers.
The men who stand upon the bridges
of the battleships are unaware of
the field of their operations. Not
until the fleet la out upon the high
seas does the commander break the
teal and read the program for his
volutions and the plan cf attack.
Plan of Campaign.
It was much that way with the
movements of the church In the be
ginning. They knew In a general
way that they were to preach the
gospel, "both In Jerusalem and la
all Juda, and la Samarala, and unto
the uttermost parts of the earth,"
but Just when and how It was to be
done was all unknown even to the
wisest of the apostles. God's plsu
of campaign Included the home, the
relatives, the neighborhood, the na
tions. In ever widening circles, not
overlapping each other, but never
ceasing until the world was evan
gtiliuza. The army of the Lord Bteiiui.y
recognized Ills Invisible leadership,
A striking Illustration of this prin
ciple Is found lu'the career of Pullip,
the evangulist. lie was In the luldut
of a great revival In Samaria, the
whole city was being swept with re
vival fire, when, without the slightest
intimation of what was coming he
received orders to report for duty In
the middle of a barren 'desert 60
miles away, that lay between Jeru
bdliin ana Uuza. i'uillp did not hesi
tate a second, lie knew that the
trains of duty make schedule time
and close connections, and he arose
aud went. At that very hour out
from Jerusalem was coming an
Ethiopian, a I'rlme Minister of
Queen Caudaco of Northern Africa,
a continent that had not yet received
a ray of gospel light. In his hand
he held a manuscript of Isaiah's
prophecy, and he was trying to make
out of whom the old Hebrew prophet
was writing. In obeulence to orders
l'hlllp and that Eunuch met at the
junction of the roads in that desert,
and the evangelist gave the Ethio
pian his message, mustered him in
lo the service of a mightier monarch
than an earthly queen, and sent him
on his way to open recruiting sta
tions for the kingdom all over North
ern Africa, it Beems like a mere
fortuitous combination of circum
stances, this floating together of two
atoms on the boundless sea of life,
but to the man of faith there Is
nothing unaccountable or accidental
about it. It was a mighty illustra
tion of prompt and unquestioning
obedience to sealed orders. The
hand that guides the planets lu their
courses arranged the schedule and
secured the result.
Secret of Success.
Instances like this might be multi
plied all through the ages. Some
of the most far-reaching results in
the realm of iAorals have been
wrought when the actors were en
tirely unconscious of the conse
quences. Philip possibly never knew
what that conversation lu the desert
meant to the world certainly he
did not know that day that he had
kindled a continental fire. This It
the explanation of many of the rid
dles of life. When David was fleeing
through the wilderness, pursued by
his own sou, he wus being prepared
to become the sweet singer of Israel.
Joseph was sold into Egypt but it
as all a school of preparation for a
throne. Hugh Miller said, "I will
he a stone mason"; God said, "You
will be a geologist." Men study law.
aud bring up In the ministry. Men
resolve to settle In one place, and
they become itinerants. They desire
lo stay in the East, and they go to
the West. All the circumstances of
life, all the work, different from
that which we expected. We enlist
lu the Infantry and serve in the cav
alry. We think we prefer the army,
aud bring up in the navy. We have
a taste for the rear guard and we
are put on the picket line. We de
sire to Join the sharpshooters and
we swab the big guns. In other
words, not what the Individual
choose but what the Great Com
mander orders Is the principle on
which this campaign is waged. Philip
could have found any number of rea
sons for staying right where he was.
To all human appearance he, could
not be spared from Samaria. To
leave a multitude of men to go after
one man was preposterous. Jerusa
lem was much nearer the desert
than Samaria; there was a wholo
theological seminary of ministers
there, why not send one of them?
But God uses the men that he can
count on. Napoleon had a great
army who gladly followed him to
battle but he had his Old Guard upon
whom he could depend to stand in
any breach or storm any position.
The noble 600 of Ualaklava are im
inoi tallzed because they charged the
butteries even though they knew
some one fcad blundered. This world
will never be won for the Man of
Galilee, until the militant host on
lifu's battlebtild takes Its stand with
Philip and accepts , sealed orders
with as much alacrity as when it un
derstands the plan of campaign.
CHILD THAT WILL NEVER DIE
Dr. Asher Oluck Promises an Offl
spring That Will Talk at Birth
Recipe for Perfection.
Chicago. Dr. Asher Oluck, Inventor
of the "Simple Llfj and Equality Sys
tem" and author of "Olain Habbo; or.
The New Immortality, Another Exist
ence of a Future State," announced
that he would disband his Chicago
"colony." He li to Join "Sercombe
Himself," not In reality but in spirit
Gluck's "Sanitarium" Is at No. 1171
Milwaukee aven .e. Although the lead
er says there are sixty members In
his colony in Chicago, neighbors say
they have not been appearing at the
headquarters lately. The Lead of the
cult asserts that both he and his wife
are now perfect "lu fifteen months,"
he adds, "a child will be produced
that will be abi to talk at birth and
that will never die. Tiiat child will
be myself reborn."
The "doctor" sa.d he Intended sell
ing all his possessions In Chicago
and moving to some quiet spot where
there would be no danger that either
he or his wife should depart from the
principles of "perfect conduct"
It is hinted tuat Gluck has become
discouraged because other members
of his band did not become "perfect"
The tempjitlons of the world, It la as
serted, proved oo strong for the ma
jority of those who took up the "sim
ple life and equality system," and they
dropped the teachings of Gluck.
Among the things said to be respon
sible for the backsliding are women,
cards, drluk and theatres. Gluck's
recipe for perfection la: Vegetarian
ism, sackcloth garments, abstinence
from lovemaklng, Isolation from the
world and prohibition of Kissing.
EVANS HAS A FAVORITE.
In Next Russian-Japanese War, but
Admiral Won't say which.
Pittsburg. Admiral Robley D.
Evans, has exploded a story which
close friends of Andrew Carnegie have
been exploiting for years, that Carne
gie sacrificed his own money and com
fort to establish .u armor plate mill
at Homestead for (he Government
Said Admiral Evans:
"I was the first man to suggest to
Andrew Carnegie that he build an
armor plate mill. It was when I was
inspector of steel at the Homestead
mills that I said to Mr. Carnegie that
I thought he should build such a mill.
I pointed out to him that It was
going to be a great Industry and that
be should get In on the ground floor
in America. He took to the Idea at
once and sent for Julian Kennedy, the
engineer, laid the plans before him
and asked how much It would cost
'About $500,000; replied Kennedy. 'Go
ahead and build It.' replied Carnegie,
and that's how tht first armor plat
mill was built at Homestead."
Asked his opinion about the possi
bility of another war between Russia
aud Japan be said;
"There will be a war there some
time. It's bound to come. Russia
Is too big aud powerful to sit down
calmly and permit Japan to whip her
without retaliation. Dut It won't
come until Russia is ready for It and
then there will be a fight worth see
ing." "Who do you think will win?"
"I wouldn't like to say, but I know
who 1 hope will win, but I'm not say
ing," he said, laughing.
BABBLERS ECf URATES SATAN.
Women Have Been Talking Ever
Since the Garden of Eden.
South Norwalk. Conn. "Women
commenced to babble In the garden of
I Eden aud she has babbled down
1 through the ages from that day to
this," said the Rev. Hugh B. Car
penter in the Baptist church here
when preaching to a club of young
women called "The Silent Seven."
"Nothing will send the devil back to
the Satanic regions, to die and rot
like silence, u'.t the gentler sex is
not pushing his migration very hard."
A few mouths ago Dr. Carpenter
had occasion to rebuke a number of
young ladles from the pulpit for whis
pering during service. They banded
themselves together In a club termed
I "The Silent Seven." They sewed for
1 charity, and their sessions were mum
affairs with 3nes for talking, the
money going to charity.
The Doctor commended them on
their club thlc evening, and ex
pressed a wish thrt they would form
the church Into a "Silent Four Hun
8AW "UNCLE TOM'8 CABIN"
t IN VISION.
Mrs. 8towe's Son ays 8he Received
Idea for Story in Church.
Hartford, Conn. The Rev. Charles
E. Stowe, In a speech here before a
church club, said his mother, Harriet
Beecber Stowe, received the Idea of
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" In a vision which
she had In church, Ir which she saw
clearly depleted the pathetlo death
of old Uncle Tom. He said his mother
began the story with this scene, writ
ing the book backward.
In a recent court case It was showu
that Mrs. Stowe's sister, Mrs. Isabel
la Beecher Hooker, held communica
tion with spirits concerning her will
and the phases of her everyday life
Warrant for Bunyan Brings 122.
London, England. One of the two
warrants Issue- In 1071 for the ar
rest of John Bunyan was submitted
for sals by auction here and evoked a
bid of only $22. The first amount .:
fered was $5. fhe other warrant,
presumably a duplicate of the speci
men offered Is owned by J. P. Mor
gan, who U said to have paid $2,000
for It ...
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