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IKlivcreO at tt:e Plymouth Church An
' nivcrsary Service a last wiiuar.
Fa lib Is Not to Bo Confounded Willi Feci
ins J N'ot ,he Measurement
of Gocd Works-What Re
ligious Faith Is.
fjLt Sunday the Plymouth Congre
ration church, on Jackson Btreet, was
fourteen years old, and the anniversary
sermon, preaonea in me evening
Pastor Rev. Thomas Bell. Is a concise
rMum of the history of the church.
The speaker took for his text the words
faund In John xtv. 12. The sermon was
as follows:
In the portrayal of the life cf Jesus we
have a most comprehensive account uf
John. In the closing chapters of til
book, the author gives us a wonderful In
sight Into the real Inner life of Jesus.
Jesus had lived during the past three
years a public life and In many respects
a life unlike any other public character.
But In these chapters of John we have
splendid views of the sub-conscious life of
Jesus. This deeper human consciousness
does not manifest Itself until the ordin
ary consciousness Is arrested or diverted.
Below the surface Btream, shallow und
light. .
Uf what we say we feel-below the stream,
As light, of what we think we feel-there
With noiseless current strong, obscure
and deep
The central stream of what we feel in
deed. If psychologist and poet are right, if a
large part of each man's self la below the
threshold of his own consciousness and
beyond the reach of his own observation,
It behooves us in all our practical con
cerns to take account of this sub-conscious
self. The self of which we ure con
scious Is only one section, perhaps a
small section of the total self..
The foundation ground for faith and
hope Is therefore deeper than the experi
ences that we have gone through. John
here scows us how perfect was the faith
uf Jesu.- through the working out In fin
ished character and sacrifice the con
sciousness of a supreme end. The ilisr
Wples heart1 the announcement of Christ's
departure villi fear and dread; sorrow
entered tholi lives as they thought of this
sudden and i pparent close to their Mas
ter's life. Bur to Christ all was perfectly
clear, even thiugh the deepening shadows
of the approaihlng sacrifice were In the
way. This was the path by which He was
again to come unto the Father. It was
expedient that He should return to the
. Father, that a divine spiritual presence,
the "Paraclete" should be ever with His
disciples. Hence Jesus endeavored to en
courage His disciples by dwelling on the
great things which should follow His de
parture. Among these we find the state
ment of our text, vis.: That the deeds
und fruitage of their heroic Uvea should
aurpass those of His own. But you will
notice the basnl thought of 'such enlarge,
inent of life's future purpose and mission
"He that believeth on Me." The foun
dation principle therefore Is, faith In
Christ; but this term is too general. What
do we mean by faith In Christ? In an
swering this.
1. First of all I remark faith is not to
lie confounded with feeling.
There Is a place In Christian life for
feeling, for who can remain unmoved
when the helnousness of sin and the in.
flnlty of Christ's love are apprehended
intelligently! Who, among Christian peo
pe, can remain passive In the presence of
constant Injustice, hatreds and Impuri
ties! The historic conflict between sin
and truth, .between the hosts of evil and
the armies of the living Ood has not
;eased In any degree from Its Intensity,
rather it Is being multiplied by the In
creasing manifold operations of the sin
polluted, and the Christian endeavor of
united bands of brave Christian lives;
and no person can participate or witness
these conflicts without strong feeling.
The feelings engendered have In them
something of a drawing power toward
Christ. But the question Is not what are
tho conditions of feeling it is have I a
love for Christ and His work that with or
without emotion I humbly seek His will
and dally serve Him.
2. A further remark, faith Is not the
measurement of works.
The apostle James very forcibly teaches
that faith without works Is dead and that
the best answer to the quality of faith is
in some measure the character of works.
Show me thy faith without the works and
1 will show thee my faith by my works.
The ultimate of faith Is generous service,
but our service comes very far short of
our faith goal. It Is the province of faith
to outdistance the human Instruments of
service and Inspire the soul and life to
greater achievements. It Is true that the
quality of faith largely influences the
character of work achieved as mentioned
u moment ago, just as the qualities of the
parent tree indicate the kind and Influ
ences the quality of fruit but you notice
that the good, bad or Indifferent quality
is the inevitable of the tree so also In
this question, works are the Inevitable of
fulth nnd If the producer Is greater than
the product, faith Is mightier than works;
faith is the deeper principle-that lays
hold of the Ideal and should never be In
terpreted (as It Is too often) as being of
equal ratio In the Christian life with
works. The question therefore moves on
to this, what am I dally striving to do
t:Ot what have I done, but are my aspira
tions and life leading me to the summit
uf Christian character..
To Illustrate this: "Three men are on
a mountain side. The first Is only a few
steps from the base; the second Is half
way up; the third Is not far from the sum
mit. Which of these men is nearest the
summit? The third, of course,' says ev
ery superficial observer, judging bv works
lone. Let us look deeper at the mind.
na weans oi inese inree men. i ne nri
thas his face set resolutely toward the
summit and is determined to press for
ward until it shall be reached. The sec
' ond man is undecided, looking sometimes
up and sometimes down. The third has
neen enough already and is thinking of
Once more, which of these three men Is
nearest the summit? The third Is farth
est from It of them all. Whether the sec
ond will ever reach It you cannot say. The
first man Is nearest of them all for his
mind, faith and will are on the heights
already, and In due time will bring his
body there." Faith, prophetic faith sees
afar off and Is victorious.
3. Further remark: Religious faith must
be distinguished from Intellectual con
victlons. Man Is a complex Individual. He is In
possession of bodily and soul capacities.
It Is not within the limits of this dis
course to present the psychological dis
tinction, further than to say that the
soul's conscious acts or states are sepa-
rated Into the three general divisions of
states of knowledge states of feeling nnd
Btates of will. To know, to feel, and to
choose are the distinguishing states of
the soul. These are referred to thr-e
faculties which arq, designated the Intel
lect, the sensibility, the will, (c. f. Porter.)
The Intellect, as a faculty of the soul, ex.
orclses the function of knowing under cer
tain conditions and limits; that this Is so
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is attested by consciousness. Hers I
would have you note the distinction be
tween a personal relation and an tntetlei
tual conviction. Ri-llglous faith exercises
Itself in special reference to,a divine per
son. Jdsus 4aught He mef ram the Es
ther and that atttr His departure a Hoiy
tiplrlt would be ever .present In tt.e worl'i
Faith, therefore, becomes personal mul
asociates itself with the divine splr.t. lit
this association and consciously, liii...
will, however, foi mutate aivd log'.cd.i..
state the principles governing In such re
lation. Here is where the exercbe of Ihr
Intellectual faculty tinds Its highest .n
joyment. The Intellect puts Into harmoni
ous proposition and formula the grounds
of the soul's rest and confidence. Re
ligious fulth. the faith of the soul and
heart. Is the conscious acceptance of
Jesus as the Divine Son and our Master:
hence the personal relation to God. In
which all the powers of the soul respond
and hv useful rplrltual activities fits It
self for eternal fellowship with God the
Father. A religious faith purely personal,
yet including in its results holy feeling,
lofty aspirations and characteristic work
is the condition on which Jesus says that
His disciples shall do greater work than
He had done. This is the faith by which
the Master would multiply His every en
ergy and gospel. Every faithful human
effort should feel the matchlessness of
this relation which Is behind the effort,
and tingling with holy enthusiasm push
the battle till the shout of victory re
sounds from earth to heaven and victory
la echoed back from heaven.
4. We now pass to the consideration cf
what Jesus meant by the "greater" minus
that the disciples snould accomplish.
In the context Jesus hud sougnt to en
courage the disciples by the promise of
reunion In the Father's house, and In the
conversation Thomas and Philip each in
terject a question which for the moment
turns the Master from the real object oi
the conversation. Our text Is a return to
the subject of separation, and In which
Jesus speaks of a spiritual union wmca
will prepare the way fur linal reunion as
promised; see verses 2 and l'i. Our text
is the transitional pomt and Is full of ug
r.llScancc. There are two distinct state
mints, "shall do the works which I do"
and "ho shall do even, greater thlntss,"
The fuiintr undoubtedly has reference to
miracles so-called, tne . latter to . work
which was of a superior nature thus heal
ing the bodies uf human beings. The su
perior work Is the bi.ngin u.J tne lost
soul to God and caubing by such 'efforts
the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Now
this superiority of opportunity and re
sult Is conditioned upon His ascension to
the Father, "because 1 go to' the Father."
According to Oodet, "greater does nut
mean more stupendous, but more excel
lent; and this term does not merely refer
to the extension of the apostolic ministry
beyond the limits of the theocracy, but to
the nature of the works accomplished."
Not a great many weeks later Peter de-,
llvered his remarkable sermon which
opened the days of Pentecost, when thou
sands were added unto the Lord. The
great missionary, Paul, going from place
to place preaching the truth and organiz
ing churches In the name of Christ und
from these down to the humblet Chris
tian endeavorer who faithfully effects In
others the work of salvation are dolnt;
things Jesus could not do while on earth,
for It was necessary, as Qess says, "that
the wall of separation between Ood and
men should have been destroyed and the
Holy Spirit have been given to mankind;"
In other words, the glorification of Jesus
with the Father.
The works of Jesus were Illustrative i-f
His divine purpose, mission and authority.
All the constructive forces of religion, his.
toiio and present, center In Him. When
He opened the eyes of the blind It was the
acted part of a declaration that He was
the light of the world. When the hungry
thousands received at His hand bread by
the multiplying of the loaves. It was the
acted parable of His divine gift to the
hungry millions of human souls. When
He stood before the tomb of Lasarus and
commanded the onlookers to take away
the stone and then commanded the dead
to arise and oome forth, it was the work
whereby He showed to men their duty
and privilege and also Illustrated His di
vine power. "I am the light of th world,"
"I am the bread of lift," "I am the resur.
rection and the life." But In these acted
parables there Is another side the people
In a few hours would once more be hun
gry Lasarus would again feel the ap
proach and certainty of death, and the
eyes no more look upon the beautiful
landscape-4ut tha recipient of "Bread of
Life" need not go hungry all his days,
nor dwell In darkness again, for Jesus Is
the true God and eternal life. Hence
the supremacy of that work which brings
men into this consciousness of eternal
light and life. :
I would not in the least discourage,
rather would I encourage all benevolent
enterprises and philanthropic efforts
looking towards social redemption, com.
merclul Integrity and' personal purity.
These are In the category of true Chris
tian work. But- the superior nature of
your ultimate aim and work Is manifest
when you consider that by saving a man
from self, from sin and Its thraldom, you
have reversed a human destiny. The prac
tice of the healing art Is a lofty profes
sion, and many noble physicians adorn
the history and practices of medicine.
Yet, when by skill and compounds you
have again caused the life blood to flow
healthily. It Is only for a few years at
most, for this body will come 'to decay
and death but to bring health and peace
to a human soul Is a fur greater achieve
ment; for in so doing the years of happi
ness und activity are not counted to
days, but by ages upon ages, and still the
nges roll on forever. Sing, ye choirs and
singers, your noblest lays, your music Is
inspiring and charms the head, but th
greater this Is to cause the sweetest song
of songs to burst from human hearts, the
song of salvation, the song that deliver
ance has come, that peace Is made with
Education and environment are control
ling factors In the making of character,
but neither pleasant surroundings or re
fined and artistic tastes will correspond to
the work of regeneration they contrib
ute, however. If rightly used, as auxili
aries towards the end sought by Christian
Our supreme work and the greater thing
therefore, Is the salvation of men. No
greater honor can be conferred and no
greater opportunity can be offered for
our best endeavor.
4. But I draw your attention to the
necessary existing relation between the
individual and the greater things to be
That relation Is a vital one. It Is funda
mental to the accomplishment or the
work. Over and above the religious faith
spoken of, these works must be wrought
In us to begin with. A pure stream of
health-giving water cannot gush fortu
from muddy and poisonous sources. It Is
contrary to all the laws of nature to ex
pect figs from thistles: then In the realm
of spiritual law shall we expect to gather
the deeper and more valuable moral fruit
rrom a lire wnose heart is not In hnr
munlous relations with such laws. The
quality of a man's work largely depends
upon what the man morally Is. As a man
thinketh, so Is he. The momentum and
character of a person's thinking will
without doubt condition the character
and power of his action. It is unphllo
sophlcal to anticipate from a mentally
narrow and small ranged vision iperson
the characteristic work of A broad vls
loned und progressive life. A selfish and
ungenerous Individual can never hope to
do the greater things of Christ's service.
The Master, In the most liberal manner,
poured out His spirit of unselfishness,
plesslng not Himself, but (generously
sacrificed till that a selfish spirit woud
crave that His mission might be accom
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!r i .iiiee of )c0'. sylr.'t in" us wl'l do- !
-veiay .irorour.aest lovj for Christian
wo k. it is true that God can and miy
work throufrh ether channels, but the
teaching of the word, the evidence of his
tory and of prcser.t successes attests that
there U a close and precious connection
btjtween a thoroughly consecrated, spiri
tually energised life and the divine power
as rtpresented by the Holy Spirit.
Of what use Is that costly locomotive
standing upon the tracks, cold, pulseless,
bttiutlful and attractive us a piece of
mechanism but for .passenger of freight
hauling purposes, absolutely useless until
steam Is generate.! and a skillful engineer
controls Its mechanical powers. The fire,
the steam, make the essential difference
between use und non-use. By this power
the engine remains not only attractive,
but becomes of great service and yields
a fair return upon the luvestment.
With how much pity Jesus must behold
so many -attractive persons nominally
Christian; made for that purpose, but as
far1 as practical Christian service Is con
cerned are useless and stand upon the
gospel track, monuments , of cold In.u
tlvfty. "1e sha.l rceolva power after that the
Hoiy llnost Is i-umv upon you." Tnls is
the power, thl.i Is the tire, the baptism of
which-equips the believer for dolni; great
er things tl:a;i Jesus did. ' The very state
ment oi privilege and tho bleared relation
.nd.cated snould. tiiu. tn Ihc Hush of sname
to deepen o.i the ."aces f the weakling-:,
co. d-henrtcd. should' cau.'c the Idle an I
iiidiffcrettt Cimstian to repent and do tho '
first works wh.Ie to the faithful of a'
churuh the spirit -;t.i soul inspiriin; co.i
cc.itions of the t .tntss of Uf and Its ' them on to steeper
htlitrht fni- im.. . .,..1 ,4H
conildenca jiu4 1.' .-ucu.ely allied to tne
ideal and sunini , Christian character
the "Wvrks hdtura.l.v follow. Forward is
ihe' 'battle cry and unfalteringly they
press .the foe atid shouts of victory
proclaim- that Jedti Is and Muster.
FeMow workers In this church, this Is
heaven's encouraging greeting to you
on this our anniversary day. The message
contains a clear trumpet call and Inspira
tion to brilliant service. The work is su
perior, 'the privilege Is golden, the returns
are eternal felicities, saved souls, and fel
lowship with the Father. What is the re
sponse made by this church to such a call?
JUdtfiiur from the oast the comlnor church
should be ever more glorious.
fiymoutn cnurcn is to be congratulated
on Its position, successes and wide Influ
ence. 'It Is fourteen years old today. Early
In Hfe of every human being there are ex
periences which test vitality and dura
bility: This church has had Its powers of
endurance severely tested, but It has
passed through all and today earnestly
prays, for continued prosperity. We are
quite a boy. Tho strength of an army or
a given regiment Is not measured by
years of service; neither Is that of a
church. What Is the record of Plymouth
churchwhat have we done of loyal ser
vice and faithfulness for Christ and His
cause? Let It be remembered that we
cannot measure spirituality by mathe
matics. The chief end and work of a
church Is upbuilding of spiritual charac
ter and bringing; men to the knowledge
of salvation. Social reformation, educa
tion and the cultivation of a noble com
mon brotherhood are all within Its com
pass. - . .
Our record for the year touching these
great things is made and with all other
human records goes to wait the day of
final returns; rest assured, brethren of
this church, whatever of work Is charac
terised byhay, wood or stubble will be
burned up but the greater things of ser
vice, gold and precious stones shall abide
the great test.
Anniversary days are happy days, but
the other slda obtrudes Itself; Is my per
sonal record as a part of the local church
that of a faithful worker, or that of a
shirker and grumbler? Have we grown
In faith, have we put on new power are
we unitedly working under the spirit of
Ood or some other spirit?
It Is gratifying to note that with two ex
ception every month has seen acesslons
to the church membership. Tha Bunday
school has increased in efficiency and num
bers. The Sherman avenue mission has
also increased in. numbers and character
of work done. The Endeavor society is
putting on new life and with the Junior
society should yet do greater things.
But I am ost desirous of reviewing the
work done or undone. Ood knows and we
knew there Is much which might have
been done better, and other things not
left undone. I wish to plead with you .s
a church to concentrate and heroically at
tack the problems before us. A scatter
ing church Is never a very useful church
except for advertising purposes. This
new church year should see a large In
crease of faithful members, and a large
sum paid on our Indebtedness. It can be
done by concentration and holy enthusi
asm. We are growing, and just as a boy
of fourteen If healthy, will outgrow his
clothing, so has our mission school out
grown the present size of the building
so has the home school; every Sabbath
four large classes meet In the church; wo
need the enlargement of tha present
chapel for Sunday school purposes, und
a new building for the mission. We ask
today for three things and In the name of
Christ claim them for His cause. First,
your consecration and faith. Second,
your personal service as a co-worker.
Third, your generous gifts of money.
Thes things we crave for Jesus. A
church cannot do the greater things with
out this trinity of purpose and service.
Lack of consecration will Indicate Infe
riority of service; give then yourself and
Plymouth church shall enter upon an
other year of prosperity. Thankful for
the past, sorry for every mistake, peni
tent for wrongs commltte. let us go out
from this service determined to do the
greater things of Christian service.
Little Pen (on her knees before retiring)
Mamma, may I pray for rain? Mamma
Yes, If you want to; but why? Little Pet
Susie Stuckup didn't invite me to her
picnic Lewlston Journal.
"Papa, I know what I'm going to buy for
you next birthday." "Well, what?" "A
nice painted shaving mug." "But I've
got a tine one now." "Oh, I've just brok
en that," Fllegende Blaetter.
Tommy a (brilliant youth) Say, ma,
don't It make your hands warm when you
str.ick me? His mother Why, yes, Tom
my, It does. Tommy Then wouldn't it do
just as well If you held them over the gas
stove? 'Pathfinder. . '
Tommy's mother-Dld you hear about
poor Mrs. Jones? She ran a needle Into
her hand. The doctors had to open every
finger trying to find it. Tommy-what
made' 'em do it, mamma?- Why didn't
they get the lady another needle? Lewis
ton Journal,
"Willie, Mrs. Dawson tela me that you
behaved very nicely at luncheon at her
house yesterday. Why can't you do It
when you're home?" "Because, mamma,
If I behaved badly there Mrs. Dawson
would send me home, but you haven't no
place to send me." Golden Days.
Fond Mother My darling, it is bedtime,
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which the hel.jed to slnjf r. chorus. "I
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itciiinu 1 on ler wry home, "uiul yet
they made us cone out cad si.-.s it ull
omv asaia." Tit-Cits.
The Bookman keejis up its quality
with notable steadiness. It is scarcely
more than a year and one-half old.
tut already It Is the leading meeting
place for Introduction and Informal ges
sli between writers and renders cf cur
rent literature. The April number will
especially repay perusal.
!l II II I
In the April Looker-on Alfred Remy
presents a very detailed and scholarly
review of Walter Damrosch's first ex
periment In operatic composition, being
his score for George Parsons Lath
rop's dramatization of "The Scarlet Let
ter." The chief criticism that Mr.
Remy offers Is that the theme la un
suitable' both to dramatic and to mus
ical treatment. Secondly.he charges Mr.
Damrlsch with having failed In mus
ical expression. In the review occurs
this finish although we do not say un
just passage, showing that little mercy
is to bo expected from Americans for
American composers: "The gtueial
character of the- music In entirely out
of kccpliin; with our Ideas of Puritan
ism. Damrosch has become so saturat
ed with Wagner's music thut he cannot
for one moment withdraw himself from
the great master's Inlluence, although
he nowhere bus produced anything that
deserves to be ranked with Wagner's
dreariest passages."
II II !l
Thi distinguishing feuture . of the
April McC'Iure's, apart from -the. iu
crensliiRly Interesting Lincoln Life, la
Anthony Hope's new nerlul, "Phrosoi"
which certainly starts oft well. Then
there are two elaborate but not tech
nical papers on the "X rays" which in
Illustrations and text Intelligently cov
er the new developments of- modern
science. There are, of course, other
readable contents, but mention of these
will suffice to show that the familiar
standard Is being fully maintained. '
The Century for April bows to the
prevalent revival of Interest In Abra
ham Lincoln by printing a profusely Il
lustrated paper on the four conspiracies
to assassinate Lincoln. This paper is
especially Interesting in Its treatment
of Wilkes Booth, and presents much
new Information concerning his person
ality, his plots, his crime, and his sub
sequent flight. Another feature In this
issue which merits conspicuous men
tion Is Marquand's well-worded des
cription of "The Old Olympic Games,"
Illustrated with Castalgne's pictures.
A series of thoughtful papers on "The
Correlation of Spiritual Forces," from
the pen of Franz Hartmnnn, M. D., be
gins In the April Metaphysical Maga-
slne. It la one of a number of articles
that make this Issue valuable to all
who are Interested in occult, philo
sophic and scientific research.
Probably one could not buy on any
newstand in the world a better digested
quarter's worth of economic literature
than is to be had in the April Issue of
Ounton s Magazine. Professor Gunton
solves the currency question, shows the
need of restoring the American mer
chant marine and discusses ten or a
dozen other grave and weighty topics,
all with the ease of a master thinker.
And the good thing about Gunton is
that nine times in ten he is all right.
A pretty cover design commemorates
the Easter number of the Chap-Book;
and the insldes are fit to be thus
adorned. If you don't believe so, buy
one and see. '
The much-talked-of Penny Magazine,
of Philadelphia, has appeared at last.
The name is something of a puzzle,
since the magazine sells for five cents.
It Is on the order of The Black Cat, and
prints in the initial or April number
seven snappy short stories, among the
contributors being Julia Magruder,
Maria Louise Poole, W. J. Henderson
and Mrs. Poultney Blgelow. The ex
periment Is unquestionably bound to
be a success, for people do like good
short stories.
There was once a Literary Man
yclept Taber, who sold his Pen to one
Elbei't Hubbard for Hire. This Liter
ary Man was put In charge of a prun
ing Shop and eke made Editor of a
Periodical of protest called the Phllo
pene. For a time Master and man got
on swimmingly and there was much
Joy In East Aurora. But It befel that
the Master suddenly grew Heterdox,
whereat the man vexed sore In Spirit
and after a time said unto the Master:
"Behold, have I not served Thee well?
Wherefore, then, dost Thou enjoin upon
me to fling Bricks at the faith of my
fathers?" And the man, receiving no
Increase In salary, thereupon Resigned.
But the Phllopene straightway made
overtures to another Literary man
named Harte, and the Harte now pant
eth beside the water trough which be
decks the frontier of the Itoycroft Shop.
The Moral of which la that the Indis
pensable Man is dead.
Senator Sherman's "Recollections" will
soon ibe brought out In London by Samp
son. Low & Co.
Dr. Conan Doyle's forthcoming book,
"Rodney Stone," is a romance dealing
with the days of the regency.
John Jacob Astors novel work, "A
Journey In Other Worlds A Romance f
the Future," has been translated Into
Swedish by Alex. Josephson.
The Boston Transcript tells the story of
a woman who walked into a Boston book
store In search of EllzabetheStuart Phelp's
"Burglars In Paradise." But what she
asked fcr, however, was "Smugglers In
Since Alfred Austin was appointed poet
laureate several thousand copies of his
works have been sold: b'ut the curious
fact Is noted that many more copies of his
prese works than of his books of verse
have had purchasers.
Mme. Surah Grand's reply to the ques
tion, "What do you think of 'The Wo
man Who Did'?" merits quotation. "It
seems to me," f.he said, "that Mr. Grant
Allen wants us to return to the customs
of the poultry yard."
A new addition to the overwhelming tide
or stevensonia win be a volume of "vail!
ma Table Talk." It Is revealed that hisJ
uaughter-ln-law, Mrs. strong, acted as a
Bcswell to his converse tlon. We used to
think of Stevenson as u picturesque
The T. II. Watts Co., Lt.. T23 W. Lacka
Babcock, G. J. & Co., 116 Franklin.
Scranton Supply and Mach. Co., 131 Wyo.
Hill A Connell, 131 Washington. ,
Blume, Wm. A Bon, S22 Spruce.
Scranton House, nenr depot
Brown's Uee Hive, 221 Lacka.
City and Suburban.
Florey, C. M 222 Wyoming.
Qunster A Forsyth, 327 Penn. '
wanderer nnd Bohemian. Potthumous !
levtlations seem to mske hlra out to have J
ten in ais Utt;r years a sort or nnrj
o.kej li e'ft-ri- r.ia.-li n.- all Af m-AOSA lift
. . : f .v 11 it. majlia. t
i .-."-.! c'j..i.r -;y of a Professional
: c .v... ;-." tj Z .z.;itiA Phipps Train, who
. e .-..4 v -oe' call!
A I;.-.j .jita." Is a story uf
i .-.....' j;y saoa to be pu'j
:.:.:: J iy i..c L.r.a.-o.ts.
'1 .e Vtj'fWi.f." epcii whUS the la!
Ku .iiie F. .11 cu nt an enortnea amount
. .' ljtr. r. rfr.t.. j the i trra-.ive feven or
cicl t tlire. t .ir: i out U bo i romantic
episc'Je c tjd -ixo! in which mel-
.:r..isychos: idsy a: insenioua part.
Seven iluaies an- to be added ta the
KUinburah li.l.on of Stevenson's works
t make it ctcr.:.ieU. liui w.ll bring the
edition up tvvi' .y volum-s, four more
than are la the Thistle ed.tion, though
uc: necessarily containing mere matter.
All the mcney for the oeacan In memory
of Tennyzon has been suoscr.bed, the
monolith for thj hn been suc:eis
fuily quarried In turn will, ar.l the monu
ment, will be s-t cp In the fall. Of the
H'ZO subscribed, 1 ia camo from the
United States.
Colonel T. W. HUsduton's gift of books
to the Boston -,u' Ic library comprises
l.CU) vcicmes rH&ring to the history of
woman In all lini!) and ages. The col
lect'on wis begun In 1SW with the pur
chase of Mrs. Huxj R.'ld's "Plea for Wo
man," and has been continued ever since.
The volume of thort stories by R. D.
Blackmore, so an to be published, "Tales
from the Telilrs House." contains four
stories with the titles. "Slain by the
Doones." "Frida: or The Lover's Leap,"
"George Bowrinn" and "Crocker's Hole."
The effects left by Paul Verlalne to his
son Georges, who is now serving In the
French army, consists of some papers
found In a table drawer, a bundle of
manuscript In a hand-bag. an unfinished
work, half a doben clay pipes and a cig
arette ho'.der. two pairs of eyeglasies, a
hat und a nightcap.
Jacuues L.s I-orrain. poet, novelist. lla.v-
wris'nt and a professor, has opened
in .'lid tin- chocs of the students of I he
Latin quart"-!-. He has sent out a com
munication in verso to prospective cus
tomers, In which he calls to mind slioe
mending poets, like Jasmin of the Pro
vence a il Hans Sachs cf Nuremburg.
llider Hacaard baa rone to South Afri
ca In search of material for a new story, j
The original or "Jess Is said to have lived
In Pretoria. Her husband was very
wealthy at the time of his marriage, but
she separated from him und joined a
South African Opera company, while he
went through his fortune and Is now do
ing newspaper work In Johannesburg.
William T. Stead's "Penny Novels" have
been a great success In London. It Is an
nounced that over 40.UU0 copies of "She"
have been sold. Some of the larger nov
els are abridged, but most of the novels
are complete In the penny form. Mr.
Stead Is a believer In the power of polit
ical tracts, and will soon Issue several
dealing with the Armenian, Venezuelan
and other questions of the day.
Mary Hallock Foote has won fame both
as an artist and as an Illustrator. She Is
49 years old and says she does not care
who knows It. She Is well-known through
her western stories with their telling Illus
trations, he studied designing said then
did book illustrating. When she was 'H
she married Arthur De Wolfe Foote, a
young mining engineer, whose work
called him to Colorado and California,
The picturesque scenes awakened her
dormant literary capabilities, hence her
"John Strange Winter" (Mrs. Stannard)
rose at the recent meeting of the Society
of Authors in England and suggested that
that It was so freely said that the soo.'ety
was of special use to lady authors and us
in fact many of Its annual subscriptions
come from ladles, there ought to be at
least one lady on the committee. This
suggestion met with general acceptance,
but one bold man murmured that he did
not like the Idea because he feared that
the presence cf even one lady would stop
the committee from smoking. As Thack
eray said: "The cigar is a rival of the la
dies and very often a successful one, too."
However, Mrs. Stannard murmured In her
turn a hint that some lady authors smoke!
"Ian Macluren" six months ago de
scribed himself as a young author, says
the London Literary World, but he was
nearly 44 when his book, "Beside the Bon
nie Briar Bush," appeared and Is now a
year older. It Is unnecessary to respect
the secret of his identity with the Rev.
John Watson any longer, as that fact
' has become pirbllc property. He lives In
Liverpool, is a rreRoyienan anu tne min
ister of Sefton Park church. Tall au-d
proportionately broad, with a countenance
that Indicates a contented mind and a
general love for humanity, which accords
well with his clerical dress, there Is noth
ing that Mr. Watson less resembles than
a typical priest. When he addressed his
fellow-authors at the club In Whitehall
court a few months ago he at once took
his audience by storm by reason of his
"bon homle" and ready wit, his quaint
sayings being delivered with the slightest
suspicion of a Scotch accent. Mr. Watson
married In 1878 and Is the father of four
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Grand Union Tea Co IN S, Mala,
Carlos P. Shepard, a Member of the
Indianapolis Board of Trade,
is About Once More.
A Cssa off Weighty Intsrett
Ksrveus Ccr-plalnts, for
by "Feeding" tho
Ksvr Tern In
rem (At tt'ewt,
One of the best known men about the In
dianapolis Board of Trade it Carlos F. Shep
ard, who for several years lias been con
nected with the house of E. E. Kinney, grain
broker. Mr. Shepard is a bluff, hearty, old!
...i.. r .,!. i,!i,. rflv.h.odi i
jviitiviuaii vi uicuiuiu aiv j -asvswH
and with a mustache like a French veteran.
lie is a man of very decided views on all
subjects and is especially orthodox in poli'
tics and medicine. Notwithstanding hi firm'
ness in his convictions und the vigor with
which he maintains them he iiamau of many
friends fur in-.inly men, even though some
times obstinate in their opinions, have the
force ot character thut win admiration and
friendshlr. . '' ;
So a few months ngr when the news came
W his - Id lusociates on the Board of Trade
tht Mr. Shepard had received stroke of
paralysi and that the probabilities were that
his days of 'isefuluess were over, and that
perhaps, Ills licurs were numbered, the deep
est, sympathy went out to the smitten man
and his family. It seemed to all his friends
almost impossible that this rugged old man,
always so wholesomely hearty and cheerful,
always n picture of health for
' IN THE 8N0W;
could have been so suddenly laid low. But
it was true and many weeks passed before
his well-known form and kindly face re
turned to bi" former busincsi haunts. His
re-appearance was made the ' occasion nf a
hearty welcome nnd the story of his illness
and recovery is well worth the telling.
" I was taken sick," said Mr. Shepard.
"on the 17th of Ausrust. As Iliad all
along been oi' the opinion that I was made of
iron, you may wen neneve tnai it wns nura
for me t enlertain the thought that 1 was to
03 laid up lor mure tnun.n uuy or two. I
fi.n ,Wi vmn nlil. and for 40 venrs nn to
the time of this attack, I lind not had a day's
aickne3. The doctors who dingnneed my
case saw at once that it wns something seri
ous. They at first said that it was lumbago
then sciatic rheumatism. They finally
came to tl.e conclusion they did not know
what was the matter witn me. i experi
enced no pain, my head was clear, my ap
petite good, but I lost the use of myself from
my hips down. This wai a hard stroke
to an active man who tins always had on
easy going pair of legs. My brother-in-law,
who is m pnysician, came ironi a nuignnor
ine city to see me. He pronounced my af
fliction to be locomotor ataxia. I am of the
opihion that he diagnosed the case correctly
for I was absolutely paralyzed from the
hips down.
' Before he came, however, a day or so be
fore I had begun taking Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills for Pale People. That was on the 20th
day of lost October. I read an article in the
Inmanavolu Newi and bow testimonials de
scribing cases cured that were similar to
mine. It struck me that the remedy could
not do me any harm and I began to take the
" Before I began taking them I could not
stir a peg, but had to be carried from place
to place, i nan not got tar into tne nrst box
when I felt that deliverance from my en
forced inaction had come. Beiorc I finished
the second box I was able to walk alone
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11 si
Bold to uf twal
to Anyens Suffering tfft
tho Patisnt was Cured ;
Nerveo. This is a
Indlanapolit, Ind,
with the aid of arnne. About home I da .
not use cane now but when I come out oa '
the slippery pavements I feel that I need a
little support to make my footing sure. . ,
i am sin i mint; n uuams nu nils.
but I have reduced the dose to one after-
' '"" " .'"" P ?en aoie
to throw some discredit on the predictions of
J a . I 1. . . . I . -Ml ml .
uiv mn-iun iiihuks iv me duis. Anerssia s
could never walk again but here I am, ana : .
I think the credit must be given to the pills. ;
It i". said the cilia are stimulating, hut I eon.
not C that tuey give me any sensations that
I uui aware of. They merely cure and that- .
is quite enough for me. .
''Since I have been' out I have teen A .'
walking advertisement for Williams' Pink ,
Pills. I suppose I have recomnieuded them .
to at least a hundred persona Yhat1 You v
want to print all this 7 Why, my dear air. -j
1 never gave a recommendation to Any pro V
prietary medicine before in my life. Per -
haps it may not be a bad hbigto do go this,;,
time if it will help any sufferer to regain' '
health and bodily activity." ... ':.
Carlos F. Shepard has been a resident ot ' '.
Indiananolis for over twenty vear. Helivsa v
at No. 720 East Ohio Street. He has always '
been an active, enterprising mob- and hia .'.
many friends will rejoice that he- has liter
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They act directly on the blood, supplyinc to
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nourishes the various organs, stimulating
them to activity in the performance of their
functions, and thus to eliminate diseases from
the system. .
These Pills are manufactured by tfia'-Dr.
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Daniel Drew, who accumulated one of the
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past twenty yenrs show be was right.
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