The Middleburgh post. (Middleburgh, Snyder Co., Pa.) 1883-1916, April 05, 1900, Image 7

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    1 1. 11 1 SHEIGGH
Career of the Author of "Robert Hardy's
Seven Days," "In HUStepi" and "The Cru
elflxlon of PhlUp Stron" His Attempt to
Run a Newspaper m Jesus Would.
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tt Keep the Animal. ( linn, Saret
Prril and Can lie Hull I u ny
I ii 1 1 Ik I n I Man.
Rev. Charles M. Sheldon, whose at
tempt to run a Topcku newspaper ns
Christ would, has attructed widespread
attention and is a most interesting per
sonality. He might be preaching to
great audiences in a rich church, he
might be making an Immense fortune
simply by collecting royalties on books
whose editions ruu into the millions of
copies, or he might be on the lecture
platform receiving the plaudits of the
people of great cities, but he is content
to remain pastor of a modest church
In Topeka and do his work as he did it
before his name became known in
oiauy lands.
Here Is the story of his career: He
was born In Wellsvllle, N. Y., In IN.".
While he was still a very small boy
bis parents removed to Dakota. Ills
father was a minister who fanned
weekdays and preached in a little
church on Sunday. The Sheldon farm
was just outside of Yankton, and there
the man who was to write "Robert
Hardy's Seven Days," "In His Steps"
and "The Crucifixion of Philip Strong"
spent most of his boyhood. It was
farm work which built tip the broad
shoulders and developed the muscular
limbs of the man who has become the
foremost of religious authors.
As a boy Mr. Sheldon went to school
In Yankton. lCvcn at that time lie had
lng. It was characteristic of the man.
He was "getting acquainted."
Topeka is the headquarters of the
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Ft- rail
road. Hundreds of men are employed
In the railroad shops, and hundred of
trainmen make their headquarters
there. It was amot'g these that Mr.
Sheldon spent much of his time.
He obtained an employee's pass from
toe railroad company! and. dressed as
an employee, he made trips tip and
; down the road in company with the
trainmen, learning their ways mid
drawing out their Ideas on every con
ceivable subject, especially on religion.
Alter that he spent a week or two
with the physiciani of Topeka, study"
lng them. He read their books and
visited their patients with them. An
other week was spent with the law
yers in their offices and in court.
In the hard times of 1893 Mr. Shel
don received many applications for aid
from persons who were out of employ
ment He determined to Hud out for
himself whether or not employment
could be secured by a common laborer,
and. putting on a suit of clothes, lie
started out In search of It. Every one
who ever employed labor received a
call from him, but he was invariably
turned away with the Information that
no laborers were needed. On the fol
lowing Sunday he related his experi
ences, and the people of Topeka awoke
1 had found some difficulty in making
a cow stall that would give satisfaction
in keeping the cow clean and save the
feed. 1 bad four kinds ami 1 did not
like any of them. I saw a description
of the Hoard cow stall, concluded thai
j 1 would change all my cow stalls anil
make them after that plan. A1 Ural I
made two for t rial, but I found t lie v dii
' not give satisfaction. The rack, if made
j large enough, is loo high for putting in
i feed. The eow would step forward
about two feel from her position at the
; rack to cat out of the feed box, which.
in case of one milking at the time,
Cannot be Cut Out or
Removed with Piasters
Surgical operations and flesh destroying plasters are useless, painful and dangerous, and beside, never cure Cancer.
No matter how often a cancerous sore ts removed another conies at or near the same point, and alwavs in a worse form
Does not this prove conclusively that Cancer is a blood disease, and that it is foil v to attempt to cure this deep-seated dangerous
Wood trouble by cutting or burning out the sqre, which, after all, is only an outward sign of the disease-a place of exit for
the poison ? 1
Cancer runs in families through many generations, and those whose ancestors have been afflicted with it are liable at anv
time to lie stricken with the deadly malady. '
Only Blood Diseasos can be Transmitted from One Generation to Another
further proof that Cancer is a disease of the blood.
To cure a blood disease like this you must cure the entire blood System remove every trace of the poison Nothing cure
Cancer effectually and permanently but S. S. S.
B. 8. S. enters the Circulation, searches out and removes all taint, and stops the formation of cancerous cells No mere tonic
or ordinary blood medicine can do this. S. S. S. goes down to the very roots of the disease, and forces out the deadly poison
allowing the sore to heal naturally and permanently. S. S, S. at the same time purities the blood and bttild Up the general health'
....... o. o urn iwuKiug iT.m oi mine, a lump in uie nreast, a cut or bruise that refuses to
hel under ordinary treatment, should all be looked upon with suspicion, as this is oftru the beginning of
a bad form of cancer.
Mrs. Surah M. KiT.litiR. )i Windsor Are. TltUtol Trim., writes "I
am 41 years old, and for three years had raftered with .1 severe form of
Cancer on my Jaw, which tlir doctors in this city said was Incurable and
that I could nut live more ilian six months I accepted theh statement as
Sine, and had given up all hope of vet being well again, when my dm
gist, knowing of my condition, recomaiended 8. 8 s. aftertakina a few
pottles the sore tirgan t.. heal, much to the surprise of the physii Uins and
In a short lime made a complete cure, 1 he gained in flesh my sppcUte
Is splendid, sleep is refreshing in fact, um enjoj mK perfect health "
Our medical department is In ciiarere of nhvsicians of lono
experience, who are csm-ciallv skilled in ln.ul inn r ,.,I .,11,..,. I.I.-..I sir-:... e. .
or iaformaUon wanted, we make no charge whatever for this service. THE SWIFT SPECIFIC COMPANY. ATLANTA a
i.N 1 row Sl'.M.l..
would not work well, and it would be
difficult to plaee a seaniling so that
pari of the droppings would not be in
A vnltlill-lt IIMMttiali Mlltll. lilMNIBREMRtn !
A .rut Biildc foi lliv ftivtt1 tm-k, It in
I sii ml I Tel In horn lo fwcuintt nut) sum m-r.
w tM 11 A l uKTI m l it 1 1 in-. W e will MMI it
ropy nf the above great volutin i return mini 1
tn c together with n nluithle tieuttue (UluMrnt
ed on iivr HI lit UK lu i) turn tin Highly
Inntrilettve anil IntereMltitf. Semi iiv-wntNttviiji
la pay postage Kemltotlaylefore the ireenl
iMlttiun la all upokeu for, Atldrtw Dm- piililii.
ere JKrFKHftOK 4 M t ()., Box tlH, IH over.
Ct4o. 11 Mm.
1 pwwfr
I have now made all Stalls by u
dlfferenl model, not altogether unlike
the Hoard stall, but which 1 consider
quite an improvement on it, described
us follows: First divide the entire
space for stalls into spaces of two
stalls each, I'ul up studding for par
titions fl feet long, Partly board) up
each partition. Across these unfin
ished partitions place a 2x8 piece (P)
not nearer th floor than 21 inches,
with edge on stall side feet from teed
way. (W), Finish the partitions to a
hi Ighl of about i feel 0 inches. Across
the top pla :'s i pi (II i. bo that
the alata i I'.i naiii d to it and the 2x9
piece will be pi rpendiciilar, The front
side of the ruck (O) is boarded up at an
angle; making ii lower than the other
side, so that the bottom can In- reunited
in cli nuing out,
Nei make u bos with partition for
two eow-; each side should bp llnred
at the siile where feed ii put about six
Inches, the other side two or three
inches. Place the Iws In position un
der the rack, which is made for two
cows; raise four inches from the floor
by putting short pieces of two by four
( Ii I undi rneath, The rack is much bet
ter for feeding whole corn fodder if the
space for t w o cow s is made in one rack,
The two stall pieces may now be di
vided by short partitions not running
through the feed rack. The Mantling
to prevent the cow from stepping back
to lie down. isplacpcl si feet from the
tack, or same as in (he Hoard stall
just in rear of the cow's hind feet as
i he stands at the rack. In the diagram,
A is the rack; I' is the feed box. mid C
Is the scantling to prevent the cow
from stepping back lo lie down. I.
ditch: Y, fecdway.- Wm. F. Overman,
in Ohio Farmer.
Thititrip it manufactured under a U. 8 patent
nd Ii the neatc i, itrongi nt ind most durable
I window sshaae holder on the market) and we
guarantee it to be it- represented r money re
Funded The prii e, Kxpreas paid, to all points la
Pb . Mdi, Del., N f.and v VM One Dollai pi r dor,,
i other states $.-. Vourordei solicited,
JOHN A. PAKSONS A CO. Catawlssa, Pa.
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Infants li Itie Seure re Miiriltmt
l&very Vcar Thronicli tlie I'se of
"I'rt'ni'n ii 1 1 i'n."
Iteccnl reports on the use of pre
servatives in foods tell of a of an
infant whose chief food was milk, .ays
the New York Farmer. The infant was
sick, and the physicians, after investi
gating everything clt.c connected with
it, turned to its food. At once t hey dis
covered thut the milk fed to the unfor-
Itrulce In l tt rtilt nml
SfMich Granite; . . .
Old Stones Cleaned and Repaired
Prices as Low as the Lowest
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
J. A. JENKINS. Agt.,
Crosscjovc, Pa.
bofrun to write stories. They were
printed in the local paper, some of
them. "And they were Just as good,"
says his father, "as those he writes
As his father was nnxious for him to
become a minister, the young man
went east and entered Phillips acade
my, Andover, Mass., where thousands
of theological students are trained.
Later he took a course nt Brown uni
versity ami then retained to the Au
Jover Theological seminary.
After n summer in Europe he entered
the ministry and began preaching in
Waterbnry, vt. But the spirit of the
vest was In him, so when he received
i call to become the pastor of the new
ly established Central Congregational
Church, in Topeka. in 188S, he gladly
accepted it us the oiieuliiK he had been
waiting for.
Most men would not have thought
the outlook an Inviting one. The little
'ongregatlon of 00 hud no-chureh build
ing, but held services In a dingy little
hall over u grocery store. But he went
to work with a will. As a result of hla
energetic methods the little hall was
soon abandoned and a substantial stone
'hurch erected. The congregation was
increased to 300. it was not a rich or
fashionable congregation, nor Is It to
day, but It Is very much alive.
Early In his pastorate Mr. Sheldon
hegan to employ strikingly original
methods. lie was not satisfied with
the kind of work usually done by min
isters, lie wanted to know what Ideas
the masses of the people had on the
subject of Christianity, and he wanted
to find out about their dally lives and
With this desire in bis heart he asked
his congregation to excuse him from
Pastoral work for three months, and
his congregation saw little of him ex
cept during church services. He was
t home scarcely any of the time, but
very few people knew what be was do-
to the fact that an unusual sort of
preacher was among them.
Then be wrote his stories those
whieh preceded "Iu His Steps" and
' read them from the pulpit, one install
I men! at a time. Instead of delivering
sermons. He interested his congrega-
' tlon in his plan to regenerate 'Telines-
eetown," one of the squalid suburbs
of Topeka.
Such is the outline of the career
which has brought him fame. He Is a
hard worker and lives modestly, He
has a wife and one child, u hoy of -years.
His father also lives near him in
' Topeka and helps him with his work.
Although Mr. (Sheldon has written a
dozen hooks, he Is known best as the
author of "In His Steps." The work
was not copyrighted In England, and
L!0 publishing houses there are still Is
suing editions. It has been translated
into French, German, Russian, Italian,
j Armenian, Swedish, Norwegian, Span
ish and dialects of western Africa. .Mr.
Sheldon Is by nature n retiring man
; and almost dreads notoriety. When
! told that the people who reatl his books
, would like to know about the author,
he said: "That is mere Idle curiosity.
I do not wish to be talked about or to
I have my church work talked about.
The message I have for these people
: among whom I live I give ln my ser
mons. The message I have for the
world at large I give In my books. 1
have nothing more to say."
Although be avoids notoriety, he is
willing to speak when an opportunity
presents Itself to further the cause of
religion or humanity. He believes in
municipal ownership of public utilities
and has studied the subject at home
and abroad. He affiliates with no po
litical party, but in local campaigns
has made speeches in favor of public
ownership. He believes tbat water,
heat and light plants, together with
street car Uses, should be operated by
tunatechild was "preserved" milk, that
' is to say, milk in which an unscrupu
lous dealer had p it Doractc acid to
"keep it sweet." The adulterant made
the milk unfermentable, of course, and
it iiImi made it absolutely indigestible,
Phe milk could not sour. Neither
could it be digested by the unfortunate
This is a typical ease of the danger
ons effects t preservafivei in food.
That infant was being murdered by de
grees, The man who placed the "pre"
servatrve" in t be milk was committing
murder, and committing it for the
basest of ad base motives, the motive
of gain. How should the public rc
gard a dealer who would t bus endanger
I he lives of his pal ro ns' children? Could
any punishment be too revere for a
crime of that kind It is to be feared
that a thorough Investigation In the
towns and lilies would show that very
many deaths of infants are directly
due to the use of adulterated or "pre
served" milk, doctored cream, and
other monstrosities.
riiniiK'nic IlrreiJ nml Craps.
The farmer who is continually
changing his breeds of stock or his fa
vorite crops is very seldom B money
maker. He is apt to find out that he
made the change just a little too late.
Be sees some one muUiiig money on
beef cattle, nnd he abandons dairy
farming to breed fat cattle, only to
learn that he ought to have bred hogs.
He tries hogs, and becomes convinced
that sheep ure more profitable. He
gives up a crop he knows how to grow
to take up some specialty that his
neighbor has found a profitable one,
and a few years' experience teacheihim
how to grow it. but it also teaches him
that he could have bought his experi
ence much cheaper. We do not mean
that n man should not change his
breeds of stock, his crops or his meth
ods of farming, but he will do well to
make his changes gradually, and not
part with a good thing every time he
thinks anyone else has a better thing.
American Cultivator.
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company, paid up end nontuiaeiiaftlile, (luba
of U $-'.70, or ten end li sharca for the '
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nothing atmud. Our peper heaflne lltuatretlons,
liitet ininiriif iiuwm find will keep von ftilh
I puetetl. Kefer u the editor f thla paper
I stump inkeo. Item it by money order Addreai
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r nsiilt nr communicate With the Kililor
of this paper, who will ge all needed Information.
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Been, Irrigation. Railrimd., Hcenery, Health
Heort. Sanitariums. Country Ilninen for Inva
lids, etc., eto. Fee $1.00. Special reports on
I mining properties at reasonahle rates. Send i'i
cents and gat three finely illustrated books on
Colorado rsourien. Address:
tie. J. Blakelv. Deorrr, Colo.
IBM sad besuUnea tha hi
PmnotM a luxuriant rrovth.
n rails to ucatoro uraj
1 Rale to it Youthful Oc
Curt. Katp dieue. A hair tailing.
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O EKSfor l t- iSAME GOODS, &'y prices (u 45 rolls of carpet I X
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5 others in. ii, .v. hi no) think of buying your fall nil pets until 5
p you trivp my stock of eurpets ymu ittteiitiou and uel the prices ?,
? of some ol my laiiKains 1 am offering. 6
pes Mr Display of Cnrtsms, GortalD PoMHx!
V Pi ices jus! riglil on i In Roods,
8 One Word About Pictures.
6 .. I mn offt riiur my present stock of pictures at cost, LESS X
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8 I Ion i miss i lii sale, o
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