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THE COLUMBIAN. BLOOMSBURG, iX
OF THE KINGDOM.
International Bible Leaaon for Jan. 23.
1910 (Matt. 6:1-16).
on tho Mount Is
temple of truth
tho portico to
which In an eight
Let us examlno
tetitlon l tlu ir
unique nml iit.;.:v-riilli-led
Hon. They inv
tho direct opposltes of the popular ('.in
ception of what const itui'x blcswiMlniv. s.
The world nays, "lllcssnd are the i L !i,
hles:ed lire tho powerful, blessed urn
the proud, blessed arc the beau l.nl,
blessed nro thoi'.o who have ev; :y
thins their own way.' Hut tl cm.'
Klant columns read, Messed are the
poor In spirit, blessed tire they that
mourn, blessed are tho meo'i. b!u:"cl
lira tho hungry for riuhtoouhtH'
blessed nro the merciful, blessed nro
the pure, blessed nro the peacemaker:),
blessed are the persecuted.
This hi altogether a now voice o:i
the enrth. nnd they sounded just u.i
strangely in Jewish nnd Human cir
cles when they were enunciated n
they do to-day. What a contrast they
present to our modern hero worship
nnd our glorification of "musc.ih'.r
Christianity!" Things are topsy tur
vy In the niornl world when physical
courage nnd brute force elicits admira
tion at the expense of milder virtue.
A dog has boldness, a cock can crow,
a peacock can Btrut, a tiger can tight,
nnd many qualities of martial prowo.-is
such as the unthinking tidmlre are
the marks of low grade. On the con
trary these beatitudes, like the
flashing facets of a diamond, are tho
characteristics of a religious gentle
man. It must not be overlooked that this
portico is interconnected. It Is not
eight separate and distinct pillars; It
is an eight-fold structure, no part of
which can be eliminated, all of whl-h
Is necessary to mako up the structure.
On the fourth hinges the three preced
ing, nnd the following are logical se
quences of all that have gone before.
The spirit of the flrBt note of this oc
tave runs through the whole, culmin
ating in the last. Or to change the
ligure'yet again, we are enthroned In
humility, and diademed in persecu
tion. These beatitudes ought to cheor
every poor man's heart and sanctify
every rich man's palace. For there
aro proud poor men and humble rich
men. It is possible to be proud evoa
of our humility and make a god of
our lowliness. . We are not to mn'.ie
Uriah Ileeps of ourselves, stooping
and cringing and apologizing for ex
istence, making a show of humility.
Diogenes Jumped upon Plato's bed
saying, "Thus I stamp on Halo's
pride," but he did it with still greater
pride. True humility i.s a beautiful
trait, it is the first pillar in the por
tico. The same is true of thoso that
mourn, who are not ashamed of tears,
and who do not brazenly go through
life confessing no fault. If to err 1.)
human, it is certainly manly to re
pent. The tears that fall from eye
of sincere mourners, like sum:i:e:
showers, fertilise the soil of tho
heart bo that It blooms and blossoms
There are Borne who rtilnk tho ele
ment of meekness is oniy another
name for wenknt's. Hut tho meek
are the lords of the earth. Heal do
minion Is only given to the meek.
Meekness delivers from supeiven
sltiveness. You will not bo thin
skinned enough to got hurt at every
slight. You will not have to be al
ways running around looking after
your reputation. Your dignity will
not suffer so much. Tho Apostle Paul
tells us to "put off the old man" but
he does not tell us when wo have
lone that, to put on tho old woman.
MeekneBS Is not weakness.
So also it is with tho merciful. The
merciful man will be merciful to
everybody and everything and will bo
merciful all the time. Merciful to his
employees, merciful to his wlfo tiud
children, merciful to his dog and his
horse and his cat. "The quality of
mercy is not strained."
"For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all."
Purity of heart Is also demanded,
materialism says, "The circumstances
aro wrong." Christ says the trouble
is In the heart. The heart pure, every
activity of the life will be pure. If
the Bpiderweb troubles you kill, the
spiders. You will not have to spend
bo much time on their work.
These beatitudes teach us that the
animal will not always rule over the
ethereal. Guns and swords will be
dropped In the good time coming, and
men will learn that Bunshlne is more
potent than lightning, though It is not
heralded by.sulvos of thundei. Not
Napoleon with his artillery, but Christ
with his beatitudes Is tho real ruler ol
11. o world.
Surely the Mount of Iloatltudes is a
B'.eat advance on Mount Slnal.
k By REV. T. E. DAVISON X
EFFECT OF WATER ON COAL.
How It Aaalats Combustion Does not
Make the Coal Laat.
It Is often asserted that water on
bituminous coal both aids combustion
nnd "ninkes tho coal last." llouso
wlves, ofTlce men who live where this
conl Is used, and who are compelled
to maintain stove or furnace tires, are
firm believers, as a rule, In this pnra
dox. That water on coal cannot do
both, these people would know If they
but thoughtfully considered it a min
ute. The facts are these (and any one
may easily verify thoni): In a light
fire, that Is to say, a rtove or house
furnace, water sprinkled on lnrgo
lump coal really causes It to burn
moro rapidly. It soaks into the stra
ta, Into the porous surface, nnd being
there converted Into steam becomes
corrugated and cn vermis, thus offer
ing a larger area of carbon to tho ac
tive oxygen of tho air. If tho water
Is In excess of tho amount which will
do this, It then no longer aids com
bustion, but retards It. Again, If the
coal is line, a small dampness, noth
ing approaching wetness, however,
n ay Increase combusion by holding
the particles apart, thus permitting
the air to bo ndmltted.
In short, says the Scientific Ameri
can, water on coal favors combustion,
when It does favor It, only by assist
ing tho oxygen of the nlr to find more
ready access to tho surface of tho
No Common Offender.
"See here, your Honor!" protested
the Irate young aristocrat. In, city
court, "Just because my auto happen
ed to run over noun-body's pet cur
dog nnd toss Its enrenss free of the
road, this bungling policeman nrrc:;ts
n:o for exceeding the nuto-s-peed lim
it; nnd then, Waldos embarrassing
me before my guests by refusing to'
take my word of honor that I would
appear In court without his escort,
he tramples upon my dignity by drag
ging me out of my auto then nnd
tl.ero. Sir, I'm a gentleman and not
a common offender!"
"Never mind," calmly returned the
Judgo, with becoming dignity; "I'll not
treat you as a common offender. I'll
fine you $100!" Illustrated Sunday
Barrel Organ for Church Music.
A curiosity In church organs, la
now in use at Brightling Church, Kng
land. It Is a barrel organ, which has
boon in use there since the early
part of the eighteenth century, pos
sessing an exceptionally good tone,
declared equal if not superior to that
of tho average pipe organ, which It
closely resembles from tho point of
view of the congregation.
Considerable skill is required to
play it, for It has six stops, whlc
have to bo manipulated with the left
hand, while the right is turning the
handle, and tho wind is being pumped
in with the left foot.
There are two rolls of mualc, each
containing twelve tunes, comprising
Easter hymns nnd selections suitable
Doctors Thick In New York.
The proportion of physicians to the
general population is probably great
er in New York city than anywhere
else in the country. In the United
States, for example, taking the esti
mated population of the Census Bu
reau for 1908 as a basis, there Is one
licensed physician to every 70!) per
sons; in New York State there is one
to li72. and In New York city one to
It has been estimated that the phy
sician In general practice must have
a clientele of 750 persons, or 150 fam
ilies, to support himself nnd his fam
ily in comfort, so if this estimate is
accurate the New York doctor is short
an average or 100 patients, and many
of course are further behind than
Kaiser Obeyed Scene Shifter.
A story Is told In lierliu newspapers
which places the Kaiser In a some
what curious light. Recently he visit
ed a theatre and strolling behind tho
curtain became liberal of advice to
the manager, actors uud even scene
shifters, who listened in awed silence.
Presently the Emperor lighted a cigar,
pulling as he talked. On both sides
of him were flimsy draperies and on
tho floor heaps of paper.
One of the scone Bhlfters stepped
forward and pointed politely to a
printed notice: "No smoking allow
ed." For a moment the Kaiser flush
ed then smiling, he put out his cigar,
remarking as he did so: "Thank you,
friend. It would be bad business if
your Emperor taught you to disobey
Tho use of ribbons with flowers has
a great field and enhances the beau
ty and value of thorn. A bunch or
basket with an appropriate bow artis
tlcnlly placed makes it worth as nvich
again. If you are not simply 'selli.ig
Put put tho ribbon where it be
longs, where the eye suggests the
need of something being tied. To
put a red necktie on an araucarla Is
as bad taste as chlffoulng an azalea
with a lot of fussy stuff puffing out
hero and thore. It does not do the
azalea any good and wastes the rib
bon. , . .
You can use some receptacle witn
tho plant that offers nn excuse to tie
on a bow of ribbon and you at once
have the satisfying effect on the eye.
Former Customer (after a long ab
sence) What has become of the pret
ty blonde that used to feed the hun
gry at this lunch counter?
Dark-skinned Walter Girl I'm her.
What you goln' to order. slrT
If you contemplate spending the Win
ter months in Florida or California, call
upon our local ticket agent for particulars.
. . . PRINTING . . .
MUC1I of the work that is done in this office is of kinds
that can be done by hand only. Nine-tenths
of all job printing done in any country oflice must be
done by hand. It can't be done with a machine.
This oflice is fully equipped to do all kinds of print
ing at the lowest prices consistent with good work.
A Large Stock is Carried in
ENVELOPES, LETTER HEADS, NOTE HEaDS,
BILL HEADS, STATEMENTS, SHIPPING TAGS,
BUSINESS CARDS, VISITING CARDS, INVITA
TIONS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, CARD BOARD,
BOOK PAPERS, COVER PAPERS, &c.
And Everything in the Printing Line
If you have been a customer of ours, you know the
character of our work. If not, we shall be glad to fill a
trial order. Among other things in our line are
Dodgers, Posters, Sale Bills, Pamphlets, Books, Re
ceipts, Orders, Check Books, Ruled Work, Half
tones, Line Cuts, Engraved Work, Stock Certifi
cates, Bonds, &c, &c.
No trouble to show goods and give estimates.
The Columbian Printing House,
GEO. E. EIAVELL, Proprietor.
Entrance First Floor, through' Roys Jewelry Store.
Next to Bloomsburg National Bank. BLOOMSBURG, PA.
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Columbian Building an- Floor
A. N. YOST,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Wirt Building, Court 1 louse Squa
ivnt Building, uext to Court House
Office Over First National Bank.
XV. II. RIIAWN,
Office Comer of 3rd and Main Sti.
Office with Grant Herring,
In Orangeville Wednesday each week
A. L. FRITZ,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office Bloomslmrg Nat'l Panic Bldj.
J. H. MAIZE
AND RKAL ESTATE AGENT
Office 116 North Street,
N U. FUNK
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Ent's Building, Court House Square
' Bloomsburg, Pa.
EDWARD J. FLYNN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office, Liddicot Building, Locust Ave.
H. MONTGOMERY SMITH,
Office : Ent building, 11.16-99
WILLIAM C. JOHNSTON,
Office Wells' Building, over W. McK
Reber's Hardware Store,
J. S. JOHN M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office and residence, 410 Main St
7-3-ly BLOOMSBURG. PA
M. P. LUTZ & SON,
Insurance and Real Estate
AGENTS AND BKOKEKS.
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Represent Seventeen as goodCompanie
... i.iwv ii j in ui iu, ana au
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Office Barton's Building, Main below
juat-Ket, Kioomsburjr, Pa.
All styles of work done in a superio
manner. All work warranted as
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by the use of Gas, and free of.charea
when artificialtctth are inserted.
Open all hours during the day
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DENTISTRY IN ALL ITS BRANCHES
Crown and bridge work a specialty
Corner Main and Centre streeti
Columbia & Montour Telephone.
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THE EYE A SPECIALTY.
Eyei tested andfitted with glaiiea.
No Sunday work.
3 II Market St., Bloomsburg, Pa.
Hour 10 to 8 Telephone
Montour Telephone. Bell Telephone
H. BIERMAN, M. D.
Homoeopathic Physician and Suroio
Office and Residence, Fourth St.
Office Hours: I? ,,t P
5:30 to 8 p. m.
C. WATSON McKELVY,
Fire Insurance Agent.
Represent twelve of the strongest 00m
panics lu the world, among
Franklin , of Thlla, Penna. Phtla.
Queen of N. Y. Westchester, N. Y.
North America, Phlla.
Office: Clark Buildinir, 2nd Floor.