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IlUn Himself It tha Chlvf Indicator nl
lha Cantravany Niiw Raging In Many
Oinreha. ami Karnttit Work for Clirlil
Is tha Ramady
Brooklyn, Juno U. Dr. TnlmnKn tlcnlt
In hi sermon tlitn morning with the very
timely topic the Untile of Creeil. After
o long nnd exhaustive a discussion In
clorical circle nntl In the secular press
there scented uolhlnittnoro to bo said on
the subject. Dr. Tnlntiw, however, hit
hit own wny of looking lit nil subjects, and
even peonle who thniiKht thejr know nil
that could Im said on both sides receive!
light from tho frrah and orlglnnl coutribn
tlon which ho inmle to the controvert);
Ms text wna taken from Proverbs xxvl, 17
"Ho that piumth by nnil tucddlcth with
strife belonging not to him I llko ono Unit
lakcth n dog by tjio enrs,11
Solo'rnon hero deplores tho hnblt of rush
Ingln between contestant, of taking part
In tho antagonism of others, of Joining In
flght which thoy ought to hun, They do
no good to other ntul get clnmngo forthoni
selves. Ho compare It to tho experiment
pj taking a dog by tho ear Nothing mo
Irritates tho canities n to Ihj clutched by
the lug. Tnko thorn by tho back of tho
neck and lift thorn unit It doc not hoc in to
hurt or offend; but you take tho dog by
the ear. and ho will take you with hi tei't li
In ail tho history of kennel no Intelligent
or spirited dog will stand tlmt. "Now,1
ay Solomon, "you go Into quarrels or
controversies that tiro not your nnd you
will net lacerated and torn nnd bitten
'lie that passeth by and ineddlcth with '
tiilro belonging not to bun Is like ono that
talceih a dog by the ears.' "
This is a time of resounding ecclesiastic
al quarrel. Never within your memory or
mine has the air been so full of missiles.
The Presbyterian church has on hand a
controversy so groat that it finds It pru
dsnt to postpone Its settlement for at least
one mora year, hoping that something will
turn up. Somebody might die or a sew
general assembly may hare grace to ban
die the exciting questions. Tho Episcopal
church has oast out some recalcitrants, and
IU digestive organs are taxed to tho ut
most In trying to assimilate others. "Shall
woman preach f" "Or bo scut as delegates
to ooamrenoeaf" am questions that nave
put many of our Methodist brethren on tho
"anxious seat." And the water In some
of the great baptistries nro troubled wa
ters. Because of the controversies through
out Christendom the air Is now Ilka an
August afternoon about ft o'clook, whan it
has been steaming hot all day, and clquds
are gathering, and there am lions of thun
der with grumbling vo'loes and flashing
eyes coming forth from their cloudy lairs,
and people are watting for tho full burst of
the tempest I am not much of a weather
prophet, but the clouds look to me mostly
like wind clouds It may be a big blow,
but 1 hope it will soon be over. In regard
to the Battle of tho Creeds, I am every day
asked what 1 think about it. I want to
make It so plain this morning what I think
that no one will ever ask again.
Let those who are Jurymen in the case
1 jnsaa those who In the dlffereat ecclesi
astical eourta bay the question nut di
rectly before' them weigh and decide. Let
the rest of us keep out The taost dam
aging thing on earth la religious contro
versy. No one overcomes out of It as good
a man as he goes In. Soraoof tho minister
In all denominations who beforothe pre
ent acerbity were good and kind and use
ful, now seem almost swearing mad.
These brethren 1 notice always open their
violent meetings with prayer before de
vouring each other, thus saying graco bo
fore meat They have a moral hydropho
bia that makes us think thoy have taken a
dog by the ears. Thoy nover read tho Im
precatory Psalms of David with such test
aa since the Brlggs and Nowton and Mao
Qucaryand Bridgman and Brooks ques
tions got Into full swing. May the rams of
the sheeptold soon have their horos sawed
offl Before tho controversies nro settled a
good many ministers will, through what
they call liberalism, bo landed Into prac
tical Infidelity, and others through what
they call conservatism will shrink up Into
bigots tight and hard as the mummies of
Egypt which got through tholr contro
versies three thousand years ago,
Thla trouble throughout Christendom
was directly Inspired by Satan. lie saw
that too much good was being done. Be
crulta were being gathered by hundreds of
thousande to the Gospel standard. The
victories for God and the truth were too
near together. Too many churches were
being dedicated. Too many ministers were
being ordained. Too many philanthropies
wore belog fostered. j Too many souls
were being saved. It bad been a dull time
in the nether world, and the arrivals were
too few. So Satan ono duy rose upon hi
throne and said, "Yo powers of darkness,
heart" And all up and down the caverns
tha cry was, "Henri Heart" Satan said:
"There la that American Board of Com
missioners for Foreign Missions. It must
either be demolished or crippled, or tho
Qrst thing you know thoy will have all
nations brought to God. Apollyon the
Younger! You go up to Andover and get
the professors to discussing whether tho
heathen can be saved without tbe Gospel.
Divert them from the work of missions
and get them In angry convention In a
room at Young's hotel, Boston, and by the
time they adjourn the cause of foreign
missions will be gloriously and magnifi
cently Injused. Dlabolus tbe Youngerl
You go up and get Unlou Theological
Seminary of Now York and tbo general
assembly of the Presbyterian church at
Detroit at swords' points and diverted from
the work of making earnest ministers of
religion, and turn that old Presbyterian
church, which has been keeping us out of
eaatomers for hundreds of years, Into a
sslabdid pandemonium on a small scale.
Abaddon tbe Third! You go up and as
sault that old Episcopal church, which baa
.basa. storming tbe heavens for centuries
with the sublimest prayers that were ever
uttered church of Bishop Lelghton, Bisk
.of IfhlU and Bishop Mcllvalne, and get
' that denomination discussing men instead
at dlaeaaslag the eternities. Abaddon tbe
Itairtkl You go np to that old Methodist
ckareb, which has, through her revivals,
seat millions to heaven which, we would
otherwise have added to our population,
the church of Wesley and Matthew Strap
sea, against which we have an especial
as Bilge, aad get them so absorbed In duv
csjastng whether women shall take part In
her eaaff rence that thoy shall not nave so
maeh'timeto discuss how many sons and
tjswghtem aha will take to glory,"
What amasaa me most Is that all people
do Mt see that tbe entire movement at thla
Maaeall over Christendom is satanlc. Many
of the infernal attacks are sly and hidden
aad strategic aad so lagealoas that thoy
re aot easily discovered. But hero la a
laild and uncovered attempt of tho power
of darkness to split up the churches, to get
ministers to take each other by tho throat,
to make religion a laughing stock of earth
ami holl, to ioavo the lllblo with no more
respect or authenticity than an old almanac
of 1KB, which told what would be the
change of weather six month ahead and
In what quarter of tho mouth It I best to
plant turnip In a word, tho effort Is to
stop tho evangell ration of the world It
seem to mo very much llko tills There
has been a railroad ncclduut and many are
wounded and dying There nro sovernl
drug stores near tho scono of casualty All
tho doctors and druggist nro needed nnd
needed right away. Bandage, stimulants,
annvithetlcs, medicine of nil sort What
an tbo doctor nnd druggist doing? 1)1
cussing tbo content of some old bottle on
the ton slmlf, bottles of uiudlclno which
soma doctors and druggists mixed two or
thrco hiiinlrvd )xars ago "Coino doctors I'
Coma druggUlsl" err tho twonlo. "and
help thews woumM and dying that are
being brought from boiioath tho timber of
ilio crushed rail train. In a llttlo whllo It
will bo too lata. Como for Ood's sakol
Come right nwayl" "No," says tho doctor,
"pot until wo have settled whether Uie
medlcfno on that top shelf was tightly
mixed. 1 say thoro were too many drop
of laudnnutn In Itj and this other mnnsavs
there wore too many drop of cnmphfrc,
and wo must get this question settled be
fore wo can attend totho railroad accident.'
And ono doctor takes another doctor bv
tho collar nnd pushes him back ugnlmtthv
counter, and ono of tho druggists nays, "If
you win not mitnlt tlmt I am right about
that ono bottlo I will smali overp hoUloln
your apothecary storo," and he proceeds to
smash Meanwhile, on tho lower shelf.
plainly marked and within oasy reach arc
nil tho medicines needed for the helping of
tho sufferers by the accident, and In that
drawer, easily opened, uro bandages nnd
splints for tho Inck of which fifty people
are dying outside tho drug store. Before 1
apply this thought ovory ono sees Its appli
cation I lore la this old world, and It Is off
track. Sin and sorrow hnvo collided with
It The groan of agony is fourteen hun
drod million voiced. God bos opened for
roller ami cure a groat sanitarium, a great
house of mercy, and all Its shelves nro
filled with balsams, with catbolloons, with
help glorloii help, tremendous help, help
so easily administered that you need not
get upon any step ladder to reach it Yon
can reach It on your knees and then' hand
it to all toe sutrerlng, and tho sinning, and
tho dying. Comfort for nil tho troubled!
Pardon for all the guilty! Peace for all
tho dying! But while the world Is needing
the rohof nnd perishing for lack of It what
of tbe churchf Why, it Is full of fighting
doctors. On tho top shelf nro some old
bottles, which several huudrcd years ago
Calvin or Armlnlus. or tho members of the
synod of Dort, or tho formors of the Nlccuo
creed filled w'.th holy mixtures, ami untlj
wo"geTarovulon of these ofd bolttca and
Qnd out wbotbor we must take a teaspoon
ful or tsblespoonful, and whether beforo
or after meals, lot tbo nations suffer and
groan and die. Save tbo bottles by all
means, If you cannot save anythiug else.
Now, what part shall you and I tuko in
this controversy which Alls all Christen
dom with clangorf My advice is, take no
part In time or riot all mayors of cities
advise good clttsens to stay at home or In
their place of business, and In thlstlmo of
religious riot I advise you to go about your
regular work tor God. Leave the .bottles
on tbo higher shelves for others to flght
about, and take tbe two bottles on the shelf
within easy reach, tbe two bottles which
are all this dying world needs; the one
filled with a potion which Is for tho cleans
ing of atr-itnrtho other filled with a no
tion which Is for tho soothing of nil suffer
ing. Two gospel bottles! Christ mixed
them out of his own tears and blood. In
them Is no human admixture. Spend no
time on the mysteries! You, a man only
flvo or six feet high, ought not try to wiido
an ocean a thousand feut dean. Mv own
AVmtrltmnn hi, iMWttl trlvlil I flntfntnjl tlu.
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most of my time for years in trying to un
derstand God'a eternal decrees, and I was
determined to find out why tho Lord let
sin come Into tbo world, and I set out to
explore tbe doctrine of tho Trinity, and
wun a rarasiicK to measure thethronoor
the Infinite. As with all my predecessors,
tho attempt was a dead failure. For tho
last thirty years I bavo not spent two.
minutes In studying tho controverted
points of theology, and If I llvo thirty
years longer I will not spend tbo thousandth
part of a second In such exploration. I
know two things, and these I will devote
all tho years of ray life In proclaiming
God will through Jesus Christ pardon sin,
and bo will comfort trouble.
Creeds have their uses, but Just now tbe
church is creedod to death. Tho young
men entering tho mlnUtry are going to be
launched iu tbe thickest fog that ever set
tled on the coasts. As I am told that in all
our services students of Princeton and Un
ion and Drew and other theological semi
naries are present, and as these words will
come to thousands of young men who are
soon to enter tbe ministry, let me say to
such and through them to their associates
keep out of tbo bewildering, belittling, de
stroying aad angry controversies abroad:
Tbo questions our doctors of divluity arc
trying to settle will not bo settled until tho
day after tbo day of Judgment It is such
a poor economy of time to spend years and
yoars in trying to tatnom tho unfathoma
ble, when In Uvo minutes in heaveu we will
know all we want to know. Wait till we
get our throne. Walt until tho light of
eternity flashes upon our newly ascended
spirits, it is useless tor ants oo different
sides of a mole hill to try to discuss the com
parative heights of Mount Blanc and Mount
Washington. Let mo say to all young men
about to enter the ministry thut soon tho
greatest novelty in the world will bo tbo
unadulterated reltgiou of Jesus Christ.
Preach that and you will have a crowd
Tbe world is sick to regurgitation with the
modern quacks In religion. The world has
been swinging off from tbe old Gospel, but
It will swing back, and by the time you
youug men go into tbe pulpits tbe cry will
Docommg up train all the millions or man
kind, "Give us tbe bread of life; no sweet
ened bread, uo bread with sickly raisins
stuck here and there Into it, but old fash
ioned bread aa God our mother mixed It
and baked It!"
You see, God knsw aa much when bo
made tbe Bible as he knows now. Ho has
aot learned a aingle thing in six thousand
years. He knew at tbe start that the hu
man race would go wrong and what would
be the bast means of Iu restoration and ro
domption. And tbe law which was thuu-,
dered on Mount Sinai, from whose top 1
bad the two tables of stone in yonder wall
transported, Is tbe perfect law. And the
Gospel which Christ announced while dy
ing oa that mount from which I brought
that stone la yoader wall, and which Paul
preached oa that hill from which I brought
yonder granite, Is tho Gospel that U going
to save tho world. Young man, put on
that Gospel armor! No other sword will
triumph like that No other shield will
rfroteet llko that No other helmet will
glance off tho battle axe like that Our
theological seminaries are doing glorious
work, l)ii V If ever such theological semina
ries shall cease to prepare young men for
this plain GoNiel advocacy and shall be
come mora phlloMophlcnl school for guess
Ing about God and -guessing about the
Blblo and guessing about the soul, thoy
will cease their usefulness, and young
men, a in olden time, when they would
study for the Gospel ministry, will put
themselves underlie cam of some Intelll
gent and warm hcartxd paator nnd kneel
with him In family prayer at tho parson
age, nnd go with him Into the room of the
Ick and tho dying, and see what victories
tho graco of God urn guln when the couch
of tho dying saint Is the marathon.
That Is tho way tho mighty minister ol
the Gospel were mude In olden times. Oh,
for a great wnvo of revival to roll over our
theological seminaries and our pulpits nnd
our churches and our ecclesiastical courts,
and over nil Christendom! That would lo
tho ond of controversy. Whllo audi a del
ugo would float tho nrk of God higher ami
higher, It would put all tho hears and
tigers and reptile of raging cccloslastlclsm
urtccn cuititfi uncior.
Now, what I the xlmpto fact that you In
tho pow and Sabbath school class and ro
fonnatory notoclatlon and wo In the pul
pits liavo to deal with? It Ir this; That God
bas Homowhero, nnd it matter not where,
but somewhere, provided a great heaven,
great for quietness for those who want
quiet, great for vast annum hi ugo for thoto
who llko multitude, great for architecture
for thoso who llko urchlU'cturo: great for
beautiful landscape for those who like
beautiful landcau, great for muslo tor
thoso who llko music; great for processions
for those who like armies on white horses,
and great for anything that ono especially
desire in such a rupturou dominion; and
through tho doing of one who was born
about llvo miles south of Jerusalem and
died about ten minutes' walk from Its cast'
ern gate all may eutor that great heaven
for tho earnest and heartfelt iwklng Is
that all? That Is all. What, then, is your
work nnd mlnof Our work is to persuade
peoplo to face that way nnd start thither
ward nnd finally go in. But has not roll
gion something to do with this world its
well as tho next? Ob, yes; but do you not
aeo tbnt If tho pooplo start for heaven on
their way there thoy will do nil tbo good
thoy can? They will at tho very start of
tho Journey get so much of the spirit of
Christ, which is n spirit of kindness and
self sacriflce and generosity nnd burden
bearing and helpfulness, that every stop
thoy take will resound with good deeds.
Oh, got your religion off of stilts! Get it
down out of tho high towers! Get It on a
level with tho wants and woes of our poor
human racol Get It out of tho dusty theo
logical books that fow peoplo read, nnd put
It In their hearts nnd live. Good thing is
it to profess religion when you Join tho
church, but every day, somohow, wo ought
to profess religion.
A peculiar patchwork quilt was, during
tho civil war, made by a lady and sent to
the hospitals at tho front She had a boy
In the army, and was naturally Interested
In tho wolfaro of soldiers. But what a
patchwork quilt shu sent! On overy block
of tho quilt was a .aasngo of Scripture or a
verse of n hymn. Tho months and yoars of
tho war went by. On that quilt many a
wounded man had lain and suffered and
died. But one morning tho hospital nurse
saw a patient under that blanket kissing
the figure of a leaf lu tho quilt, and the
nurse supposed ho was only wandering in
his mind. But uo; ho was tbe son of tho
mothor who had mado tho quilt and ho
recognised that figure of a leaf as part of a
gown his mothor used to wear, and It re
minded him of homo. "Do you know whore
this quilt camofromf" bo oskod. Thenureo
answered, "I can find out, for thore was a
card pinned fast to It, and I will And that"
Sure enough, it confirmed what ho thought
Thou tho nurse pointed to a passage of
Scripture in tho block of tho quilt, tho
passago which says, "When ho was yet u
great way off his father saw him and run
and fell on Ills neck nnd kissed him."
"Yes," said tho dyiug soldier, "I was a
great way off, but God bas met mo and bad
compassion on mo." "Shall I write to your
mother and toll her that tho lost ono Is
found and tho dead Is ullvo agninr" Uo
answered, "I wish you would, if it would
not bo too much trouble" Do you sup
pose that woman who mode that quilt and
filled It with Scripture passages had any
trouble about who Melchlzedek was, or
how the doctrluo of God'a sovereignty can
be harmonised with man's free agency, or
who wrote the Pentateuch or tho incon
sistencies of tho Nicenecrecdf No, uo; go
to work for God and suffering humanity
and all yourdoubts and fears and mysteries
and unbeliefs put together will not be heavy
enough to stir the chemist's scales, which
is accustomed to weighing ono-flftloth part
of a grain af cbamomilo flowers. Why stop
a moment to understand the mysteries
wben there aro so mnny certitudes? Why
spend our time explorlng.tho dark garrets
and coal holes of a great palaco which has
above ground one hundred rooms flooded
with sunshine? It takes all my time to
absorb what has bocu revealed, so that I
havo no time to upturn and root out und
drag forth wbut bas not been revealed.
The most of the effort to solve mysteries
and explore the Inexplicable and harmonize
things is an attempt to help tho Lord out
of theological difficulties. Good enough In
tention, my brother, uo doubt; but tho Lord
Is not anxious to bavo you holp 1dm. Ho
will keep bis throne without your assist
ance, Don't be afraid thut tho Blblo will
fall apart from Inconsistencies. It bung
together mauy centuries before you were
born, and your funeral sermon will bo
preached from a text taken from its und Is
turbed authenticity.
Do you know that I 'think that it all
ministers in all denominations would stop
this uonseuse of ecclesiastical strife und
take hold tbe word of God, tho only que
tlon with each of us being how muny souls
we cau bring to Christ and in bow short a
time, tho Lord would soon nppour for the
salvation of all uatiousf When tho youug
queen or Kngiauu visitcu bcotianu many
years ago great preparations were made
for her reception. The vowel lu which she
sailed was far out at sea, but every bill lu
Scotland was illumined with bouflrejt and
torches. The nlgbt was set on fire with ar
tlfldal tllumlnatlox The queeu, standing
an ship's deck, knew from that that Scot
land was full of heartiest welcome, and tbe
thunder of the great guns at Glasgow and
Edinburgh castle wpke up all tbe echoes.
Boom! they sounded out over tbe sea.
Boom! they sounded up among tbo hills.
Do you know that I think that our King
would land If we were only ready to receive
hlmf Why not call to him from all our
churches, from all our hospitals, from nil
our homes? Why not all at once light all
tho torches of Gospel Invitation? Why not
ring all the bells of welcome? Why not
light up tbe long night of the world's sin
aad suffering with bonfires of victory?
Why not unllmber all tbe Gospel batteries
and let them boom across tbe eartb, and
boom Into the parting heavens. Tbe Kins
la ready to land If wo aro ready to receive
him Why cannot wo who are now living
lee his descent? Must It all be postponed
to Inter ages? Has not our (toor world
groaned long enough in mortal agonies?
Have there not been martyrs enough, nnd
have not tho lakes of tears nnd the rivers
of blood been deep enough? "Why cannot
the final glory roll In now V'liy cannot
this dying century feel the Incoming tides
of the ocean of heavenly mercy? Must
our eyes closo In death nnd our enrs take
on tho deafness of tho tomb, nnd these
hearts beat their last throb beforo the day
comes In? O Christ! Why tnrrlest thou?
wilt thou not, before we go tho way of all
tho earth, lot us see thy scarred feet under
snmo noonday cloud coming this wnyf Be
foro wo die let us behold thy hands that
wcro spiked, sprend out In benediction for
a lost race. And why not let us, with our
mortal cars, hear that voice which spoke
iieaceasthou didst go up. sneak pardon
nnd emancipation nnd lovo nnd holiness
aad Joy to nil nations a thou contest down?
But tho skies do not part. I hear no
rumbling of chariot wheels coming down
over tho sapphire. There Is no swoop of
wings I see no flash of angelic appear
ances. All is still. I hear nothing but the
tramp of my own heart as I pauso between
these utterances. Tho king does uot land
because tho world Is not ready, and the
church Is not ready To clear tho way for
tho Lord's coming let us duvoto all our en
crgles of body, mind and soul. A Russian
general rldlttiover the battlefield, his horse
treadlngnmtd the dying nnd dead, n wound
ed soldier nsktsl him for water, but the
officer did not understand his language
nnd knew not what the poor fellow wanted.
Then tho soldier cried out "Chrlstos," and
that word meant sympathy and help, and
tho Russian officer dismounted nnd put to
tho lips of the sufferer a cooling draught
Bo that tho charmed word with which wo
go forth to do our whole duty. In many
languages it has only a llttlu difference of
termination. Chrlstos! It stands for sym
pathy It stands for help It stands for
Iiardon. It stands for hopo. It stauds for
lenvcn. Chrlstos! In that name wo were
baptized. In tlmt name wo took our first
sacrament. That will ho tho battle shout
that will win tho wholo world for Godl
Chrlstos! Put It ou our banners when we
march! Put It on our lips when wo die!
Put It In tho funeral psalm nt our obse
quies! Put it on tho plain slab over our
grave! Chrlstos! Blessed be his glorious
name forever! Amen I
Great Men versus Change of Name.
I notice the revival of tho old story of the
changa young John Rowland mado In hl
namo und fortuno when ho substituted Ids
Rowland with Stanley, and dropped John
for Henry M., being now known to the
world us tbe grunt Africau explorer. This
reminds mo that sevoral of tho great men
known to science, literature, war and art
were originally known by names almost
wholly unknown to tho world nt largo.
Houry Wilson, vlco president under
Grant, was christened as Henry Colbatlt,
and was known by that name until ufter
the ond of his nineteenth year.
By a curious. cotncldeuco U. S. Grant
who was president at the timo Wilson was
vice, as above mentioned, was nlso a hero
with a changed name. Prior to young
Grant's eighteenth blrthduy "U. & Grant"
was a term unknown even In tho embryo
general's family. "U. U. Grant" would
sound odd If written on the pages of his
tory, but, in fact would be perfectly
proper. Tho great general was christened
Hiram Ulysses Grant, and by the name of
Hiram or "III" was known toall his school
Hon. T. L. Harmor, an ex-member of
congress, Is responsible for "U. S." Grant
being thrust upon the world. It camo
about In this way; When tho namo of tho
aspiring young man was sent in its candi
date to West Point, by soino oversight ou
tho part of Mr. Harmer it was sent as "U.
8." In place of "II. U." Grant "U. S."
Grant was appointed. Wbeu ho graduated
in 1818 bis commission and diploma wore
both mado out to "U. S." Graut, therefore
he was forced to accept tho inevitable.
Jules Grovy, so well known as tho Into
president of tho French republic, is neither
"Jules" nor "Grovy," but Judith Fancolr
Paul Greviot
Frank Leslio was plain Henry Carter
until after he was twenty-seven years old,
adopting tho now name on bis arrival in
America. St. Louis Republic,
The Uey to Victory In War.
No inventions, no changes In arms, can
alter tho maxims of strategy. These uro
Immutable, Their use depends on tho
character of the captains. But tactics
change with Inventions In firearms. Tho
maneuvers of tho battlefield must de(cnd
upon tbe weapons of tbe cnomy, upon the
danger zones of bis fire. From closo wo
have gono to open order, only to find that
scattered groups aro apt to weaken dis
cipline; and toduy more than ever beforo
we need morulo and coboslveness on tho
That commander who, despite tho fear
ful decimation of modern artillery and
small arms, can keep his battalions the
longest in heart, will win the day. Many
intelligent imhuvs are published to prove
this or tho other system to be the ouo to
govern tho maneuvers of the coming bat
tlefield, but in truth no ono knows or can
argue out what Is to be. A theory sound
today is discarded tomorrow. But n few
facts aro patent. Reliance can bo placed
only on it strictly national army.
That nutiou tho breasts of whoso citizens
are bared for her deteuso with honest pa
triotlsm, and which bus leaders who leuvo
no stone unturned to keep abreast of war,
will remain tho strongest. No nation, in
tbo present condition of armed expectancy
which pervades all Europe, will, by better
arms or more recent Inventions, be nblo tc
dispenso with this foundation. Tho rule
bold good In tho days of tho burgess soldier
of Rome. It holds good now. Colonel T
A. Dodgo lu Forum.
I'rayhiK Away m Plague.
A regular li wsult with creatures obnox
ious and hurtful was a common nroccluro
1 until the Eighteenth century In 1833 nn
Immense lurotd of gnuihopperscamo from
Asia Into middle Europe. Auwrlo and
Italy suffered must. Everything was listen
up. The switrms soem to havo been about
as thick and destructive as tbnia In Kanso
In 1874. The xxplo used all pepslble de
vices against tbo eggs nnd tbe lusocta. In
despair they took to prsyer nud tho priest.
Tbo following Judgment was pronounced:
"As graMtboppers are obnoxious to tbe
country and to men, be It resolved by tbe
oourt that the. prl-at shall, by candles burn
ing from tbo pulpit, condemn them in thir
name of Gel. of his Son, and of tbe WAy
As all such creatures nav tbuir natural
oycie of development, und pmn away nt tbe
end of it It IsTikely tbnt some one's male
dictions hit it at the right moment But
tbe trouble was that when expelled pro
ternaturally they must go to some other
'.and to be au equally bad curse. This
ttruck upon the conscience of some, and
they refused to Join In prayers to any sueb
ind. Mary E. Spencer in St. Louis Globe-Democrat
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