Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on May 6, 1897 · Page 12
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Sterling, Illinois
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ta 1:1. MONO the 773,693 •words -which make »P the bible only (fr^^zzw once occurs the word "India." In ithis part of the scriptures, ' which 1M fta6bir cnll ,"Megillah Esther," or the volume of Esther, " a book sometimes * com. plained against because the word "God" is not even once mentioned In It, although one rightly disposed can sec God In it from, the, first chapter to the last, we have It set forth that Xerxes, or Ahasuerus, who Invaded Greece with twq million men, but returned in a poor fisher's boat, had a vast dominion, among other regions, India. In • iny text India takes lta_ place Injalble """geography, and "the Interest In that land has continued to Increase until, . with, more and more enthusiasm, all around the world Bishop Heber's hymn about ."India's coral strand" Is being. ' Bung; ', Never will I forget the thrill of anticipation that went through my body and . mind and soul when, after two weeks' tossing on the seas around Ceylon and India— for the winds did not, according to the old hymn, "blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle"— our ship sailed up one of the mouths of the Ganges, past James and Mary island,, BO named because a royal ship of that name was wrecked there, and I stepped ashore at Calcutta, amid the shrines and temples and sculptures of that "City, of Palaces," the strange physiognomies of the living and the cremations of the •dead. I had never expected to bo •there, because the sea and I long ago Jiad-alEeriousJalling out; but_the facll- ^Tlfcs^ritavet^afe^BO^increasing-that you or your children, will probably visit that land of boundless fascination. Its •configuration :ls' such that no one but God could have- archltected, and it seems as if a'man who had no religion going there, would be obliged to acknowledge a God aa did the cowboy in Colorado. His companion,' an atheist, had about persuaded the cowboy that • there was no God, but coming amidst some of that tremendous scenery of high rocks and awful chasms, and depths dug under depths, and mountains piled on mountains, the cow. boy Bald to his atheistic companion, "Jack, if there is no God now, I guess from " the looks of things around here there must have been a God some time." No • one 'but the Omniscient could have planned India, and no one but the Omnipotent could have built it.. It is a great triangle, its base the Himalayas, a word meaning "the dwelling place of snows," those fflountainB__pouring_out_ Why," I Chr!»t if? d* {*«? t<) u» to la*, Germany ga?e to us Its philosophy, bv.t Asia gave to «a Its Christ, Hts mother an AslS-tic; the rootintaites that looked down upon him, Asiatic; the lakes on whose pebbly banks he rested and on whose chopped waves he walkefl, Asiatic; the apostles whom he .first commissioned, Asiatic; the audiences he whelmed with his illustrations drawn from blooming lilies and salt crystals, and great rain-falls, and bellowing tempests* and hypocrites long faces, and croaking ravens—all those audiences Asiatic. Christ during his earthly stay was never outside of Asia. When he had sixteen or eighteen years to spare from his active work, instead of spending that time in Europe, I think he goes farther toward the heart'of Asia, namely, India. The Bible says nothing of Christ from twelve years of age until thirty, but there are records in India and traditions In India which represent a strange, wonderful, most excellent, and supernatural being as staying in India about that time. I think Christ was there \TOUch of the_;Ume_between__hia twelfth and his thirtieth year, but however that may be,' Christ was born In Asia, suffered in Asia, died in Asia, ascended from Asia, and all that makes me turn my ear more attentively toward that continent aa I hear its cry of distress. *•»'•. '• Most interesting are the people of In* dla. At Calcutta, I said to one of their leaders, who spoke English well: "Have these idols which I see any power of themselves to help or de 1 -, stroy?" ' He said: "No; they only represent God. There is but one God." "When people die/where do they go to?" "That depends upon what they have been doing; if they have been doing good, to heaven, and if they have been doing evil, to hell." ' "But do you not believe in the trans- mlgratlon of souls, and that after death will »s\ Him H^ho hotflo th° •winds In his Ssl and. plants his triumphant foot on stormy trotes to !«t iioth- l»g bat good happen to the afelp till It anchors In Bengal or Arabian wftters. They who helo, by contributions o! money or breadstuffs toward filling that relief ehlp will flavor th«ir own food for their lifetime with appetizing qualities, and Insure their own welfare through the promise of Mm who Bald. "Blessed is ho that ' coasldereth the poor; the Lord will deliver him In time of trouble." *** And now I bethink myaclf of something I never thought of before. I had noticed that the circle Is God's favorite figure, and'upon that subject I addressed you some time ago, but it did not occur to me until now that the Gospel seems to be moving In a circle! It started la Asia, Bethlehem, aa Asiatic village; Jordan, an Asiatic river; Calvary, an Asiatic mountain. Then this, Gospel moved on to Europe; witness the chapels and churches and cathedrals arid Christian universities of that continent Then it crossed to America. - It has prayed and preached _nnd Bung its way" acrtoss our Continent It has crossed to Asia, taking the Sandwich Island? in its way, afld now In all, the great cities on the coast of China people are slriging "Rock of Ages" and "There Is , a Fountain Filled with Blood;" for you must know that not only have the Scriptures been translated Into these Asiatic tongues, but also the evangelical hymna. My missionary brother, John, translated some of them into Chinese, and Mr. Gladstone gave me a _ copy of the hymn, "Jestis, Lover of My Soul" which he himself had translated into Greek. The Christ who it seems epent .'sixteen or eighteen years of his life in India Is there now In spirit, converting and saving the .people by hundreds of thousands, and the Gospel will move right on through Asia until the story of the Saviour's birth will anew be made -known-ln Bethlehem r ahd the 8tory-o^a- 'Brahmaputra and the Ganges to slake the thirst of the vast populations of India. That country is the home of two hundred and forty million souls. ^Whatever .be one's taste going there, gratified." his taste is gratified. Some go as hunters of great game, and there Is no end to their entertainment. Mighty fauna; bison, buffalo, rhinoceros, elephant, panther, lion, tiger—this last to be the perpetual game, for Americans and Europeans, because he comes up from the malarial swamps, where no human being dare enter; the deer and antelope his accustomed food, but once having obtained the taste of human blood, he wants nothing else, and is called "the man-eater." You can not see the tiger's natural ferocity after he has been humiliated by a voyage across ' the" sea. You need to hear bis growl as he presses his iron paw against the tage in Calcutta. Thirteen towns have been abandoned as residence because of the work of this cruel invader. In India in the year 1877 eight hundred and nineteen people were slain by the tiger, and ten thousand cattle destroyed. From the back of the elephant or from galleries built among the trees 'fifteen hundred tigers went down and eighteen thousand dollars of- government reward were paid the sportsmen. The Baptist missionary, Carey, who did infinite good to Indla.had two great passions—-first, a passion for souls, and next, ja passion for flowers, and he 'adorned his Asiatic home and the American homes of his friends, and mu- • eeums on either side the sea, with the results of his florab^xpedltions in India. To prepare hhiiself for morning, prayers, he wa,s accustomed to walU amid the flowers and trees. It is the heaven of the magnolia and abelmosk, and palm tree. The ethnologist, going there, will find endftss entertainment in the study of the races now living there and the races pf whose blood.tbey are a commingling; The historian, going there, will find his theory of Warren Hastings' government in India the reverse from . that which Edmund Burke gave' him In the most famous address ever made in a court room, Its two characteristics matchless eloquence and one eldedness of statement The archaeologist will be thrown into & frenzy- of .delight »» he visits Delhi of India and digs down and finds seven dead cities underneath the now living city. All success to',the hunters' and the botanists and the ethnologists and the -historians and the archaeologists, who visit' India, each one oo his or hep «rrfkJtuH: But we today visit India rs Christian women and' men to hear the full weaning of a groan x>t hunger that to&B traveled fourteen thousand miles, yet gets louder and more agonizing as the days $v by. But why nave any interest lii people so far away that it is sveateg thjtere wfeea it w nwmUtug htre, f s tb«!r language sort?";. . . ' -..-.;.- . . "Yes; the last creature a man "is thinking of while dying is the One into which he will go. , If he is thinking of a bird, he will go into a bird; if he is thinking of a beast, he will go into a beast." . . "I thought you said that at death the soul goes to heaven or hefl?" "He goes there by a gradual process. It may take him years and years." "Can any one become a Hindoo? Could I become a Hindoo?" "Yes. you could." "How could I become a Hindoo?" "By doing as the Hindoos do." From the walls of one of seums at Jeypore I had translated-for me these beautiful sentiments: The wise make failure equal to success. ' > -' • • Like threads of silver seen through crystal beads, let love through good deeds show. : •••_ • * ,—-—Do not to rothers-that-which-if-done to thee would cause thee pain.' And this is the sum of .duty. A man obtains a proper rule of action by looking on his neighbor as himself. From that-continent-of-interesting folk, from that continent that gave the Christ, from that continent which has been endeared by so many missionary heroics, there comes a groan of eighty million people in hunger. More people are in danger of starving to death in India to-day than the entire population of the United States. In the famine In India in the year 1877 about six million people starved to death. That is more than all the people of Washington, of New York, of Philadelphia, of Chicago, put together. But that famine was not a tenth part as awful as the one there now raging. Twenty thousand are^ dying there of famine every day. Whole villages and towns have died—every man, woman and child; none left to bury the dead. The vultureis and the Jackals are the only pallbearers. Though some help has been sent, before full relief can reach them >I suppose there will be at least ten million dead. .Starvation, even for one person, is an awful process. No food, the' vitals gnaw upon themselves and falntness and languor and pangs from head to foot, and horror and despair and insanity take full possession. One handful of wheat or corn or rice per,day would keep life 'nur's-sacriflce :• . (1 Calvary, and the story of a Sayi . Ascension be told anew on the shoulder Of Mt. Olivet. And then do you not spe the circle will be complete? The glorious circle, the circle of the earth? This old planet, gashed with earthquake and scorched with conflagration and torn with revolutions, will be girdled with churches, with schools, with universities, with millennial festivities. How cheering and how inspiring the thought'that we are, whether giving temporal or spiritual relief, working on the segment of such a circle.' And that the Chrlstly mission which started in Asia will keep on Ita way until It goes clear around to the place where it started! Then the earth will have demonstrated "that for which it was created, and as soon as a world has completed its mission'it dies. Part of the heavens is a cemetery of dead worlds. Our world built to demonstrate^ to the worlds which have -been loyal .to God l&lTawTuTTesultB ofHIs^ loyalty, so:that none of them may ever attempt it—I say our world, having finished lt;s mission, may them go out of existence. The central fires of the This is the Majestic Steer Range, that stands so far ahead of all other Steel] Ranges. Warranted to never, crack. SOLD ONLY BY J. E. PHILIPS & CO. Deviled Ham, Extra Fine BntWa, Luncheon Beef, Roast Beef, Compressed Pigs' Feet, Armour's Extract of Beef , Fresh Fish, .at ... . EOMDERSMITH'S MARKET, Cor. Locust and. Fourth Streets. LEAVE ORDERS FOR ANGEL FOOD CAKE. yon wifi R» have tlroe to fish, m& whetbfcr yon fish for sport or ptoflt, you will find the flneet, largest and eb«ape8t Hne of Fishing Tackle in the county at E. J. Feigley & Son's, 309 Locust st., Sterling, III. Just Recdved, A'car; load bf ' Bran and Shorts, at... . - Cor. Second Ave. and E. Third St., STERLING, ILL. HOW ABOUT YOUR MILK CREAM? I'deliver promptly to any part of the city, ! the best la the market. Buttermilk included, HIRAM MOVER. ated ftrc^rl* 14 ' fttnJ *o f *!*?«€ B*» gsina, ' The "EAGLE OBOCfiBt% will m«et a n J an * *" tJdrapetl- tors' prices, quality considered, and stand ready to prors tii« statement. Look! 4 lb«. : Fancy Cal, Peaclies 7 it f 4 cans of Blackberries 4 " «.« jjiac 3 " "Strawberries 1 Ib. dfOood Coffee ISc Can Corn Can String Beans 1 gal. Good Syrup And all Prices on Groceries to suit the times. , P* Overholsety STEB1L1NG, * WATER TAffiS Made to order, and all kinds of Porch Work and • •..' -..' ..•;.;'•": I '••'.. Brackets turned out on Zlshort iotice^atzniy^Planrzi; ing Mill. Try our : •':.: : CARRETPAPER. going, ,but they cannot get a handful, The crops failed and the millions).are dying.vOh, it Is hard to be hungry In a woricTwhere there is enough grain, and fruit, and meat, to fill all the bua- gry mouths on the^flanet; but alas! that the sufferer ancfthe supply cannot be brought together. There stands India to-day! Look at her! Her face dusky from the suns of < many centuries; under turban such achings of brow aa only a dying nation feels; her eyes hollow, with unutterable,woe; the tears rolling down her sunken cheek; her back bent with more agonies than ehe knows how to carry; her ovens containing nothing but ashes. Gaunt, ghastly, wasted, the dew of death upon her forehead and a pallor such as the last hour brings, she stretches forth her trembling hand towards us and with hoarse whisper she says: "I am dying! .Give me bread! That ia what I want! Bread! Give it to me quick! Give it to me now—bread! bread! bread!" .America has bj»ard the cry. Many thousands of dollars have already been contributed. One ehip laden with breadstufis has sailed from San Francisco for India. Our senate and house of representatives in a bill signed by our sympathetic president •have authorized the secretary of the navy to charter « vessel to carry food to the famine sufferers, and you may help to fill that eWp. We want, to send *t least six hundred thous&ad "busawls f>t corn. That .will nave the lives pf &t aiz iiuadrud tliQUwud toward the crust, may .have reached, the surface by that time and the .Bible prophecy be fulfilled, which declares that the earth and all things that are therein shall .be burned up. . ••'»•• May 'the 10th, I860, "was a memorable day, for then was laid the last'tie whkh connected the two rail tracks which united the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The Central Pacific Railroad was built from California eastward. 'The Union Pacific Railroad '. was built westward. . They were within arm's,. reach of meeting, only one more piece of the rail track to put down. A great audience assembled, mid-continent,'to see the last tie laid. The locomotives of the Eastern and ; Western trains stood panting on the tracks close by. Oration explained the occasion, and prayer solemnized it . and music enchanted it.' The tie was made of polished laurel wood, bound with silver bands, and three spikes were used—a gold spike, presented by. ' California; . a ' silver spike, presented by Nevada, and an iron spike, presented by Arizona. When, all heads uncovered and all hear,ts thrilling with emotion, the hammer struck the last spike into Its place, the > cannon boomed 11 amid .the resounding mountain echoes and the telegraphic instruments, clicked to. all nations . that : the deed was done. My friends, if the laying of the last tie that bound the East and the West of one continent together was such; a resounding occasion, what will it be when the last tie of the^.track of Gospel Influences, reachlnj^plear around the world, shall be laid,amid the anthems of alt nations ? The spikes will be. the golden and silver spikes fashioned out of the Christian generosity of the hemispheres. The last hammer "stroke that completes the work will be heard by all the raptured and piled-up galleries pf the universe, and the mountains of earth will shout to the thrones of hea^ ven, "Hallelujah! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.. Hallelujah! For the kingdoms of this world have become the klngdpms of our Lord Jesus Christ!" Nothing better for fey- ing'under carpets. "When you want anything in : : Posts, Shingles ^'Lumber £ of any kind, I can fit you out. ••^'' TotheLadies! Do not fail to take advantage ot the Bargains in . > Ladies' & Children's Underwear Vests, Pants apd Waists, . , from 5 cents up, • - at the Ladies'Bazaar. . , ;••' "' "' • • • '.'-"•.- -^ • . <• ";. Lace Curtains a Specialty. , MRS. L. HODQES. Locust Street, second door north of The shortest distanr'« between two points is a straight line connecting the two points. The STANDARD is the straight line; the two points are the sell- era and the buyers.. Doyouseethepoini? "THE JUNIOR" Cigais and Daily PapeiS; .PERIODICALS. A choice line of Tobaccos and Pipes. ; • We solicit your patronage. BERT WOOD, Prop. * Gait House Block. Qping Out of Business. . Now is your chance to purchase, a pretty and styISelil Hat at HALF PRICE. A large and complete line latest shapes aud Novelties. All new goods, to bo soi^'' regardless of cost, Special Sale of Misses and Children's Hats, on Friday and S»ti day, , Children's trimmed hats from 50 cents upwards. Misses Cook & Hopkins, 20 West Third St., Opp, Randolph Old Soldiers aad In Fitagerald,' Georgia's soldier col? ony, thirty-six different religioust b&- Ue4s are represented, the Methodists being In the majority. . .: A Kansas City woman «ued her husband for -4^vorce recently, alleging "fasrsli.barbarous and unbearable treatment" The specific charge waa that be casao hoaie so&d one day aad cast her toto tbe St.Louis&$anFranciscQR,R. THROUGH CAR ROUTE • '•"'•• BITWBtN • ' .'..•••• JOPLIN PITTS BURG WICHITA EUREKA SPRINGS FT. SMITH PARIS ; '' ' ' •"•/- DALLAS! ;• : • • SAN AWtONIO HOUSTON GALVESTON Solid V«»libwi«d Tuin* with Pullmsn Sl«*p«n »nd peclining Ch«!r Cat H»fv«> Dining Haljs<. M«pi, time tsbl«» utd full infofmttlon fuiobhcd. (ipon application to • ^ . . ' : H. SCHUtTEB, ' m. T. I1CBOU8I, . Gen'! Ag«ftt, . Gan'l Ptsi'r Agant, „ OH(OAQO,IUU , ST. J.OUI8, MO. ^ . T.he great Four-C Remedy is doing work wherever introducedas nearly rvv as it ever falls to the lot oi any human agency to do (I will esteem ita — favor for any one interested to write the persons whose nanies • N /appear below or anyone, whose .name may appear ' . . among these testimonials.) My aim Is to convince tbe public of my slncerltjf and of the true merlis qf this BENEFACTORS OF THE RACE. " . Office of "KiNamnBB TIMEB," » Kingdslier. Okla., Uea 12,'83. f • • GxNTuntBN:—1 believe it my duty to write you ft Hue in regard to tbe beneficial effect ot Phelpa' "Kour 0 Remedy," «o far aa I am personally concerned, A week ago laat Thursday, I was taken with a severe attapK of la grippe and la ft short time became so boareo I could not apeak above a whisper. Tbe night previous I bad coughed Dearly the entire nieht;luat before retiring I took a teaapoonf Ul.and slept the en tire night as sweetly aa ever! did in my life, not oougbing oaoe. | was entirely relieved before taking one bottle. Phelpa' Cough, Cold and Croup Cure should bo In. every household in the land. J eeud you this wholly unsolicited by anyone, tor you are benefactors ot tu«r*oe in giving it tb> Antidote tor some ol the worst afflictions to whlab it is heir. ' • Vwy Truly Voor»,; , • : C. 3. N»8Biir, Editor. A MIRACLE. , K&OSM, Deo. 24, "81 Lut Friday, Dec. 19. my attending phytlolan •tfttod unless l> WM baiter by morning osoould do -ootbln'ct tor my relief. Tha( night I com- tnenoed taking Pbelp's "FourO" repeoy, stopped »11 other msdioiaei. Tbe drat dose stopped my oougb; slept and r«*texl well; », few more doses removed aU wnneta (MJQ »y laogs; tt« sfeooud day I wai up; the third <% I WM out on the porch s>nd tonuy w*» up town purchasing bollitay Miss Jmrau BABSBT, T" Summit fit. CROUP CURED, ' One doaa ot Pbelbs' Oougb, Cold uud Croup Cure, stave sny child Inetuat r«UBt w&m sttaokad With the croup. / . W. E. MOOBB, oj Moore Bros., Orooars. < , Kansas. UNBROKEN REST AT NIOHT. 0. B. HUWKO, Manager, OrDoe Commercial PrintiGia • 196 Bo,u«j Clark StT^ B.E.P>lp 8 . Esq., City, • Da*B SIB;— I wish to bear tesUmoaj great efflcaqy of ypur "Four C" remedy |Si lu * ilmo " A » a tul « I .- • « ave e merits ot proprleUry medl have to confess that a t«st ot yoar "Sa convincing that at least one ready madtf Is worthy ot use. My ohildrenalltekat out the feast objection; twrnoideit to ' ' almost fi5nedi»tfl!"*jC"Vur(!ie roQ8teouglir»t» their beglnnlnt,. brokeu rest at eight, ^n ray iteml!* Usmply indUpenBableana Iw<w dosT . , .ACUTE LARYNGITIS. wj For yews back e&oU wiuiet * oa,\ with some LwyngUU. tast wiater wa» # sw.yte^^^Tsftw preparation from ooug^ -- TW * *w»* no relief, than iu deni to try Phelp'» »Pou»6.»"T¥«L wy cough, ,glvloe me tha first w*»k». *H»ft the Cttle "red me. , „» P6$Q Without tilts WOliUAfful iwmiwlv M!T Mdurw^tttmc^WSl^Xn trojo vlaegM o« sugar from «miJ. e MBS. JOBBPI? 1 ' - •:• -,-'•• , 6313 : •-• . ",-- . »T 18 A MIRACLE. ^Cooduotor Eekard, tha Eallro«d '< ^./SlSCf^^ 3§ Ate,®" 6 *V*S»« F Its** :te«r,- CASES NCTTICP TO DRUQOIST3 AND CoNTRACT* T Diruggists are authorized CHASE PRICE, if the Kur-C R/medv (PW to give satiefaction m Croup, Brpncfiiti8^st 1 . maUer.howlongBtandtns;, or deep seated, infkct J guarante ' B, R, FHEUS, Hi S3(J SW, For Salt In Roek PaII» by im<f In Sterling by W.

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