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October 11, 1896

Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 12

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THE CHKISTIAN WAY. RELIGION AND REFORM ALL OVER THE WORLD. •Blind"—Tho Real Spirit of ChrHllaOt- IT—The Kingdom of God—Seeking Op- B portunlty fur U»«fnlnc» —The KluU- »*•• Of God—The Eftiltift \Vi»T. CANNOT see. Tho tilings God made, Once seen, are clothed In purple ,''. shade; Ttic beauty born ol light to me Is all for dreams— I canuot see. When mo r n I n g comes I feel the day Touch sightless lids, and then away To wake the birds and buds and all Sweet things that answer to his call. \ thousand voices I can hear Hymning the glories of the year. The honeysuckle vine, the bee— I love them; but I cannot see.- . A cricket chirping in the grass • Carpets with green the ways I pass; A swallow. In a note or two. Covers my night with dome of blue. A katydid sets stars on high I see but with no mortal eye; And God be praised; he's given to me- Such friends as these I cannot see! • —William D. Lord, The Rent Spirit of Ctirlntlnnltr- The sharp and rigid line which we too often draw between the Sunday and the weekday has really been a source of Infinite mischief both to our .religious conceptions and our general conduct. It is to be feared that we have so far succeeded In Isolating Sunday from the rest of the week that we have grown to think that it does not very much matter how completely we forger rtllgion In the week, if we only remember It on Sunday. And to do this is most effectually to miss the real spirit of Christianity. For what is that spirit? It is not that one day in the week, but every day, Is to be dedicated to the Lord our God; that there is no real .distinction between secular and sacred; that a man's life cannot be divided into sections, and variously labelled as worldly and spiritual; but that, if his religion means anything at all. It will mean that life in its most secret functions is lived 'as in the eye of God, and human actions in their most humble detail are permeated with the spirit of a true piety. It means that there is no vital difference in clays, but that all employment and pleasures are either right or wrong in themselves, and must be judged accordingly. When we fail of this spirit, when we suppose that because we have put away the newspaper and the novel on Sunday and opened the hymn book, we have thereby satisfied the claim of God upon us, we in truth avow our belief in an occasional religion, and profess ourselves satisfied with an occasional God, who turns aside like a wayfaring man to tarry for a night. And what we have to learn is that an occasional religion is as futile as an occasional God, and that our religion must be all In all, or not at all, a religion of every act and every moment, as God himself is a God of all time and space, Jehovah, I am that I am. To attain, to this spirit is to worship Him who is a Spirit In spirit and in truth; and to fail of it is to make our religion mere religiosity, a Pharisaism, a mockery and a pretense. —Rev. W. J. Dawson. Th«> Kingdom of Cort. "Repent ye, for the Kingdom of God Js at Hand.-Matt. iv. 17." That is the reason why they are to repent: Repent ye, for the kingdom of God is at hand. The reason Is forgotten by many of our modern -exhorters. But it was distinct when the Savior spoke and when his apostles spoke. Yes, and when they prayed, as he taught them to pray, their first prayer was for this "kingdom of God," "Thy kingdom tome." What he taught them, and what they believed, was that-a real kingdom of God was to come In this world that they lived in. And when the Chris- tia'n church, in any of Its simpler or more intelligent moments, falls back on the foundation truths, this is what it teaches now: that God can reign in this world, and that he IB to reign here. It does not so much discuss the origin of evil, as proclaim the overthrow of evil All things bad, mean, cruel, painful, distressing, unjust, unclean, untrue shall cease to be. God shall reign God's kingdom shall come. Just as, in the heavens above, planets move as his law directs—comets come and go, suns and worlds revolve, in precise obedience—so the time shall comp that in this world, which we choose to call the world of man, everything shall obey his purpose. Why not? Man is his child, and like him, Man and man's doings, the earth in all its methods shall obey God. God's kingdom shall come.—Rev. E. E. Hale, D. D, . Seeking Opportunity for lUefulnem. Something can be done to enlighten and uplift mankind, and we can help do It To a generous mind is not this enough? Let the opportunity appear, and the zeal comes of itself. All a genuine prophet needs is something to say then, he cannot keep silent. All a Christian needs Is something to do; then he cannot remain idle. All a living church 'needs la/'to see an. open door of usefulness, arid it moves gladly to the service. Opportunity of itself is what Saint F,aul would call "the.high calling Of .God In. Christ Jesus:" ' That Is, If we have caught the spirit and purpose "of' the*"go'spW;" we" shall flnd ourselves In the company of him who "went about doing good because God was with him!" That is, he went seeking opportunities, because his heart ' was full of divine love for mankind.— Charles G. Ames. • God's KlndneK- When we recall what God lias given us in excess of all necessity for the purpose of pleasing us, let us rfimember that we have taken but the first and lowest step leading, up to.a vast and,glorious subject. ' If God has done so much for us here on.earth,,wiat .will He not. do for us ; 'hereaf'ter in-tteaven? if God Isy co genrous now, what'.will.He be.in .the !' world to come? 'The eye Idoks forth upon streams and meadows and trees, and up to the skies, all so full of ; beauty, and reports thai these material : images arc employed to describe that ' better country which Is reserved as our eternal home. That heavenly world Is not described in the dull lines of didactic prose. All the pleasant things in the universe are made to complete the promise of that ultimate enjoyment. Now it is n landscape—green postures, still waters,-the tree of life 'with leaf and '.fruit—every image of contentment and delight. Now rifles an Imperial city—its'gatea of pearl, its foundations of precious stones, ita streets of gold, and all the nations pouring their glory into it. Now it is our Father's house with many mansions; a festive board, with unmeasured plenty; with songs of joy anfl garlands of gladness upon the head.—Rev. WH' liam Adams. SILVER AND THE VALUE OF FARM LANDS. Religion ami chlldlioon. I believe that little children by multitudes might be kept from ever departing from the sweet love of God revealed to these infant souls If it were not for the worldly pride and vanity fastened In them. Mothers plan more : carefully for their children's dress than ; for their souls. Children learn soon j that their clothes are for show;_ the dancing school, costuming, pantomimes, theatricals, all sorts of. entertainments, lead them from'early and cimple trust and love for Jesus, and '• force them in cruel vanity into wordly ways and the world. Such mothers ' will have the souls of their children to answer for. In the providence of God I was saved from all these things, and while during these later years I was not all I could have been by grace, yet I am deeply conscious that such, surroundings might have led me from the way of the Lord and banish from my heart the ever-recurring desire to know and do his will, by open confession and devout life. I have been led to write of early convictions and experience, that parents and teachers may, with holy caro, guard their children from the snares that rob the Lord Jesus of His lltll? ones.—Mrs. E. H. Howe. • Thepopocratfl appear to h'ave'a mania: •for attributing all ills in our body poli- jtlc, both real and Imaginary, to the lack .of free and unlimited coinage of silver. lAmong .their numerous claims one of the boldest, perhaps, Is that farm lands have depreciated In value along with 'the. depreciation of silver bullion. As, a matter of act the decennial appraisements or valuations of farm land and -towni,and.-city real estate In, the_ state ; '.ofvpKlo''show: that instead of the value, going down'there has been a decided rlae, proving that the assertions of free silver advocates are utterly, raise on this point as in other directions! Even It land values had depreciated since 1873 it would not prove that the act of that year caused It, but when'they have actually risen in value it completely refutes the free silver assertion that because of the lack of free .and unlimited coinage of silver land rias depreciated in value. Tho records of the state prove that the farm lands of .Ohio are more valuable now than when silver was demonetized in 1873.".The reports of the auditor of state speak for themselves and are proof positive. The valuation of landjjfor taxation is made in.Ohio every ten years;'-and it is only necessary to compare the valuation In 1870 -with that of. 1890 to show that land Is higher today than when we had free silver. In 1870 valuations were made in an Inflated currency. In other worda, gold was at a premium of 15.2 per cent. In 1890 all currency was at a parity and the valuation was on a gold basis. In 1870 the valuation of farm lands in Ohio, exclusive of the real estate In the towns and cities, was $503,351,297, This was in the In- Hated war currency, gold being at a premium of 15.2 per cent, so that the real valuation of farm lands of Ohio in gold was $436,936,889. In 1890 the valuation of.land, exclusive, of .the real estate in towns and cities,, was $725,642,254, an Increase over that of 1870 of $288,705,365, or more than 66 per cent. In the same period silver bullion has fallen In value fully 50 per cent. These figures are for the entire state of Ohio, But to impress the fact more forcibly below is given the valuation of land in several of the representative counties of central Ohio, the figures in Unnoted jmaullM. Many passages of the Scriptures arc like hundreds of wayside flowers, wftich for months and years are unnoticed by us simply because we have been ac- cu'ctomed from our childhood to see them without stooping .to pluck or.to examine them. Many of the homeliest flowers would appear transcendent y beautiful if we would take, toe trouble to study them minutely, to magnify their parts, and to bring out their constituent elements. And so we wow taught to read the'Biblc so early, in the family and in the village school: and we have so often .walked along the chapters, that we have beaten a dusty path in them, and some of their most, precious and beautiful things are neither precious nor beautiful to us, simply because we look at them antf not into them.-Henry Ward'Beecher. The Kunleit Way. If one gets his hands in a lion's mouth it IB best for him to get it out as easily as possible. A man who will wrong you will be likely to abuse you if vou resent the wrong. A toan who misrepresents you will slander you all the more if you contradict him; and a man who has damaged you In puree will damage you in reputation also If his Intenests require It. In nine cases out of ten the wisest policy to if a man cheat you etop trading .with him. If he is abusive, shun his company; i he slanders you, take, care to live eo that ,,o one will believe him; no matter who he Is or how he misuses you 'be wisest way is to let him alone; for. there is nothing better than a cool, calm, quiet way of dealing with the wrong w meet with. farm lands, they have gone to the far west or to the towns and cities. Thus the demand for Ohio farms lias decreased and with it their selling value. That this Is true Is proved by the fact that the fall In price has occurred-in the last fifteen years. If it had been caused by free silver 'it would have begun earlier and there would have been no such Increase In value between 1870 and -1890 as ;we-have. x seen 'Occurred.— Columbus State Journal. . . '• SOUND MONEY DICTIONARY, i BANK, originally a bench upon which the merchant weighed money, metals or other things. Now, any place where money is handled as a commodity. . BIMETALLISM, the theory that, if both gold and silver are coined free and in unlimited quantities at a fix'id ratio for private owners, the coins will circulate concurrently in a couiury. It has often been tried and invariably failed. 1C 'the coinage .ratio be more favorable' to 'silver than to gold, Judged by the true or commercial ratio, gold will disappear. If unjustly favorable to gold silver will disappear. BULLION, originally bulla, a seal or stamp. Later, and now, money metal, stamped or unstamped—uncoined. Bullion Is bought where it commands the least value and sold where it commands the greatest. CAPITAL, surplus wealth. CENT, from centum; Latin, Tiun- dredth part of a dollar. CIRCULATION, amount of money in use. COIN, stamped metal used as money. CREDIT, expectation of money within a limited time. CURRENCY, that which is given or taken as having or representing value. DIME, Latin, decimus, tenth, a tenth of a dollar. DOLLAR, from a dale in Bo-hemia where there was issued a pure and honest.coin at a time when the coinage generally was debased. FIAT MONEY. Fiat, Latin, let it be; Paper or other substance intrinsically •till more favorable to Oliver. We 'should lose" our'gold'.' LEGAL TENDER, currency:which a government permits a debtor to nfter and compels a creditor to receive. MINT, a place where money !a coined. The name comes from Juno Moneta, Juno the adviser, adjoining whose temple on the Capltollne hill the Roman mint was. MONEY, a thing universally recognized as having intrinsic value and need as a measure of value of other things; also a commodity. PARIT.Yi equality of purchasing power or debt-paying power. PECUNIARY,-referring to,money. RATIO, the rate at which gold meas- •ures the values of other metals. Tp- day one ounce of gold measures—that is, will buy—nearly thirty-two ounces of silver. The ratio is, therefore, 1 to 32. Gold is always the 1. SEIGNIORAGE, the charge for stamping money. When coinage is free there is no seigniorage. SILVER CERTIFICATE, a treasury receipt for silver dollars actually deposited. The receipts are not nominally legal tender, but are practically so, : being accepted by the government for customs, taxes and other public, .dues, being thus kept at par with gold, the gold equivalence to be lost if we abandon..,the ..existing..gold, standard. They .will, then represent only the intrinsic value of the pure silver in 1he silver dollar and will fluctuate in purchasing power according to the market demand for silver bullion. That Is, instead of being worth, as they are now, 100 cents to the dollar, they will be worth 53 cents, more or less, to the dollar. SIXTEEN TO 1, the demand of owners of uncoined silver that the government give them the equivalent of an oun'ce of gold for sixteen ounces of silver, although they cannot get the equivalent of an ounce of gold from any other source for less than about o2 ounces of silver. STANDARD, that by which something is measured. Standard of value that by which value is measured. Gold is tho universal money standard of value because it Is not only held by mankind as the most precious of money metals, but because all other kinds of money are- rated according to their equivalent in.lt. SUBSIDIARY COIN, small pieces of money metal having only limited legal tender power. BLOCKED AT ^HE TURN! each case showing a healthy Increase in the- twenty years': County. Franklin Delaware Fulrfleld Fayotto. . 1SOO, Increase. »«feK •*&&& ' 7,637 380 5,7!l3.H80 10,285,520 30,852.200 9,173,416 13.037.2W ,, 3,379,736 2,748,73) iij.wui t^fj fi • •"' •••' 16,867,160.,4,313,176 Th« E»»mpl« of the Gr«t Teacher. The great Teacher whose heart was large enough to take In all the ages and'races of men, did not .lose his opportunity to talk with one poor unknown woman, chance-met by a well he did not think -it a small matter to preach to fishermen-by the lake or to go about the country villages, brightening and cheering the lives of common people/ We, too, can work within narrow limits and with small means, and yet work for that which Is boundless and immortal-Charles G. Ames. A R«y of t"'" IJlTlooxIiOVe. | If the dew-of the morning sparkles like diamonds In the meadows it is because the sunlight touches each drop, transforming Jt into a gem. If in this world of pain, hardship, disappointment and death our lives shine It will be because some ray of divine love lights up our hearts. A Definition-Of B»ll»lon. A man's religion,l»the : expression of his ultimate:, attlttide"'to the universe, the"summed-np meaning and purport of his wbole.,conspious^e8s, of things,—Ed- 'Bir'd/'-'^.-.'rV-- >'•••< . : . 2 v slnil&o 3,219,720 ^,i,*~,--l' fc«* ' '" — ~ ~ ~" ' ~*" Clark .... Muillson . Pickaway Licktnft * •« *.i t i«i»i <fo-*_ *.v p win»-.-- _ . .-i—Although the increase in the'Valua- tion of farm lands in the above-named counties has been at a healthy rate, the Increase of town and. city, real estate hae been at a higher percentage because the growth of population in Ohle in the-twenty years has all been in tho towns and cities. . ... Notwithstanding all the assertions of thepopocrats to the contrary, the statement that farm lands in Ohio have fallen in value since the."crime of"'73" is a gross falsehood, as the above.flgures taken from the official records of tho state show. Fair-minded people wili not tolerate such misrepresentation and the revolt against it has already come. It is one of the peculiar features of the present campaign that the facts and figures are on the side of sound money. Popoerats do not try .to disprove the figures. They content themselves with fine spun theories and attempts to sustain their posltlon r by bold assumptions, But mere assertions without any foundation In fact carry no weight. The figures of the state's records are positive aro not only'made on facts, but are the facts themselves. They cannot be denied or disputed, and;sincere people will accept,-jtiiem in''preference to the wild 'and sweeping, assertions of the-'pope-erats...If,"as they claim; the lack-'ol the fr6e : colnage,--of silver,;in this country has'caused all valiles.' to drop, how are they going to reconcile with their statement the Increase in the valuation of farm lands under the limited coinage f today over the valuation under the free silver laws of 1S70? It cannot be done. All of which goes to prove that the alleged : crlme of ! having no free and unlimited coinage i : of silver Is not at all Intimately' con- I netted with the value of land. . I i It is true the value of farta lands has ! fallen since 1880 in Ohio; but that;haa been due to the opening up of immense tracts of: cheap land, in the west, and the •great emigration- to^that Betc'ion:; In-; stead of farmers' .sons remaining : on the home fawns, 1 and seeking to add to Jhem, ;thuB. Increasing' the;' demand'.for worth nothing forced into currency as money and not redeemable in money metal, therefore not properly money. DOUBLE STANDARD, the proposal that in the same country at the same time two yardsticks can be in use, one thirty-six inches long, another eigh- teert inches long, each to be called a yard. Gold is the yardstick thirty-six inches long, silver a yardstick eighteen inches Ions. FREE SILVER, a popular way of de : scribing the privilege sought by owners of uncoined silver to take it to the mints or assay offices of the United States and get In exchange standard money at the rate of $1.29 per ounce of silver although the real value of the metal to-day is a little over CO cents per ounce. The owners of the bullion will make : the profit and the government arid, the..people be the .Ip.ser.s.... Silver wilKbe : no more "free" than now, and nobody will be able to get a dollar then otherwise than now, that is, by giving labor or some other commodity in exctange for It. GOLD CERTIFICATE, a receipt by the government of the .tnlted States for not less than ?20 worth of gold, coined or uncoined, deposited in the treasury and returnable on demand in exchange for the receipt. These receipts are not nominally legal tender, but the government has made them practically so by accepting them for payment of duties on Imports. None are issued when the gold In the treasury falls below ?100,0000.000. GOLD RESERVE, $100,00.0,000 go Id coin or bullion-held In the treasury to. maintain the,specie payments and .he 'parity of all legal tender American currency -with gold. .,..,. GRESHAM'S LAW. When both metals are legal tender and have equal privilege at the mints, the cheaper will drive the. dearer out of circulation The law is 'as old as the currency, bu was not named until after formulated by Sir Thomas Grcsham 300 years ago. August 16, 1893, in the House ol: Repre- sentativea, William J. Bryan said.: We established a bimetallic standard In 1792 but silver, being overvalued by our ratio of 15 to 1, stayed with us and gold went "abroad, where mint-ratios iwere morerfavorRble.* 1 -If"-we should not open'the' : mlKts to free and-unlimited coinage of silver at 16 to 1, as Mr. Bryan advocates, the ratio -would be TALE, the thing told on the face of the coin—its declared value, TOKEN'MONEY, coins lawfully current for more than their real .value. TROY WEIGHT, twelve ounces to the pound, supposed to have taken its name from the goldsmiths of Troyes, a town ct France, southeast of Paris. UNIVERSAL STANDARD OF VALUE*gold, because all other commodities of the world are measured by their relation to it. Eighty per cent. of the world's business is clone on the gold standard of value. Even in silver standard countries, where sold is n«t seen, prices arc fixed by the gold standard, and the silver money fluctuates in value according to its relation to gold.—Pawtuckct Post. JUST HALF. Pat—How do you stand on th' silver question, Moike? Mike—Me? Sixteen to wan Is mol platform. Pat—Tie, is it? Wei, me laddy- buck, if you and the long-phiskered cranks win, oi'm thinking that by next winter iverybody's platform will be, "Nothin' to ate!" Thl> Couldn't Have Ileen Kentnckj. A Kentucky tramp called at a residence and solicited food. The housewife gave him 'some saleratu-s biscuits. The tramp thanked her and then, stepping off a few yards, threw the biscuits at the windows of the house, breaking the glass in every one of them. .Then with the remaining biscuits he put the family to flight. Th« IHoyrlB Crftno. People who. think the "bicycle craze" is on the wane will open their eyes when, they read an announcement of a sale, by a New York firm, of good bicycles, at $18-each brought 40,000 eager purchasers to the store. The crush was so great that after several persons had been injured the proprietors were obliged to stop the sale. Moses Brown of Boston has the credu of-making•the-flrat'depoBlt'of gold bullion to be coined. In 1795 he deposited 12,276.72. TIMETABLES. Tb» P»nn»Tl»mnl» Btatto*. rains Run by Central d»» TIME TABLES. Leave for Chicago 3:15 a m; S.-00 a m;. 1:15 p m; 2:00 p m; 4:30 p m. Arrive from Chicago 12:50 a m; i:^» p m; 1:00 p m; 2:10 p m; 9:15 p m. Leave for Bradford 1:00 a m; 7:50 » m; 2:15 p m; 4:30 p m. Arrive from Bradford 3:00 a m; I'JiKp- m; 1:10 pm: 4:15 p'm.. Leave for Effner 8:00 a m; 8:30 a to: -.:» p m. Arrive from Elinor 7:45 a m; 1:05 p m;. 3:35 p m. Leave for Richmond 3:05 a m; 5:4S a m: 1:10 p m: 2:30 p m. Arrive from Richmond 2:55 a m: 11SW- am; 1:50 p nr, 11:20 p m. Leave for .Louisville 12:55 a m: 1:05 p cu Arrive from Louisville 2:05 .a ro; 1*5- P J 'A. McCULLOUGH, Agent. Logansport. !!!!< WEST BO.UN 7 D. an \taii), v«i n* 7 Ksnwu UltT npten d»m "'««•" ;• ----- •- , 5 'ac expreis d»ll» «tun 'oM i>u to _WJ» • • Ho. BAST BOUND. a N. T.* Bo.ton IIm (1 dally -old no O- Ml » «•< . iccom EEL RIVER DIVISION. WEST BOUND. No 36 «rrlv« NoSTwrlve J EAST BOUND. No 34 Inn VANDALSA IN1K No 6 for St Joseph, dalU e« l W to? St Joseph, d«i« ex Sa «-« P — *• » •» i W to osep, No an Tor St Joseph. «t Sun.... No 18 to St Jonepb Sundiiy on r ------- J *• » KO 8 « Sundw Joraootn BenO .......... - 8 » 9 No 8 h»s throngh parlor cir. lEdtan«poU»«»- South Bend via Coliex. No 90 bas through sleepers, StLOBU B> MM** "*"• FOR THE BCUTH Indianapolis Tla»x)lfax. No 21 hd» throngb Sleeper, »«*. No 15 <!MU except Sunday Or E. A. Fort. Generu Kent, St. Loul*. Mo. SUfMER TOURS . VIA "BIO FOUR" TO THE HOUNTAINS, LAKES SEASHORES Solid Vestibuled Tralas \V4tb 'Wagner Sleeping Cars to flew York and Boston from 8t, Ixnii«. Peoria,.Iadirmapolts, Clad* nati, Dayton, Columtos, via CLEVELAND AND BUFFAIX> •The Knickerbocker Special." •The Southwestern I>lm;ted.* BIT Terminals at the Great •Mcaco, Beaton Harbor, Detroit, SaDdusky. Tourist Rates in all Dlrecflom. E. O. McCormlck, Pas*. Traffic Manager D. B. Martin,^ Qenl. Pa» and Tleket AseaL The COAST LINE to MACKINAC — }~-»-TAKC THE-*-*— TO MACKINAC DETROIT PETOSKEY CHICAGO 2 New Steel Passenger Steamer* TheOr».t«t P»rfertlo» £t •**•* *• COflFORT, SPEED AND feu* T«IM Toledo,Detroit^Mackinac tow RATE* to Ptctarmiuf »»•««••« EVFKINO Between Detroit aod Ctevdoft conoectlnir «t Cl«e>»oa with U" 1 "? }*•*!• feS?! prfBt. »•*. *«.»• « d ?SiSK±lT^ Detroitlor i « points North and Nortbwe-- tundiy Trip* Jun». July, Aujmt »n« »ip*i"»i» •* EVERY D»Y BETWEEN _-^. Cleveland, Put-in-Bay t Tofcto fend for nimlnited p»mpbl«t AM«»» _ A, A. «OMANTZ.«. '• ••i*"™'^*' Tie Detroit aod ClifflaiU WmMi. P. T, Barnum S ft ld(a«d'he knew) wwited to hi- luceewful ta neu * liberal amount D •pent In advertising. Ye* follow W»

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