1 - THE MOitSrSG OflEGONIAN, MONDAY. FEBKUARY 9, 1903. GIRL AND CA1TLE GONE f 1 Tt-n I ? f!nvmsi? TV)lt tHi Mo a.1 LIBERTY OF THE PULPIT mates of the needs of the Island govern ment and they will bo transmitted to tin THE ARTIST'S IDEA OF IT. ADDRESS OF EEV. E. L. HOUSE BEFORE THE MIN ISTERIAL ASSOCIATION. A MAN'S STRAXGE STORY OF niS cmrrxED sister. Cooper jays that In the next two yea 1. 1 . ...ill ? frs suw Tho pulpit has ever been the aegis, the palladium, the oraclo of our holy faith. It Is the most human of all vocations. Its mainsprins Is a desire to help and en lighten men. "It Is the manliest of all callings, and the preacher ought to hold his head erect, and ask no" ex-offlclo reverence, no special class exemptions. "Tho pulpit !s no privilege box." no ref ugo for indigence and Imbecility, no ob ject of contemptuous charity, no catch-all lor failures In other lines 01 wont. schools and colleges, and over the press of a portion of Christendom: calling Itself by the name of practical, or worse still, liberal, as opposed to doctrinal Christianity. All this Js doing more harm and making more unbelievers thin Inflldelltv itself. Such give passports to a degenerate race of teach ers and preachers. It deals out plati tudes which weaken ana disgrace me cause of Christ; becomes the conduit for gush and the swash of sickly sentlmen- Th imlt.lt was born of human need tallty. Tho people fed on such lnnutrl- nnd ordained of God. The preacher has a Uous fare Instead of the great truinj ; or book of law to Interpret, grander, broad- God - are weakened In ?'JUJt er and subllmcr than was over formulat- drift away, and at last become part of ed by human courts or tribunals, a some- the great mass who contend against the thing to minister unto subtler and liner faith delivered unto the saints. ir"K " , ..to -, onrt There Is room for charity to admit a There Is xnuscles. He Is an attorney of God. aphy- to 1ma"e" slclan of tho soul, an cnlightener or tne mind, and we aro all agreed mat ne ought to be a Felf-respectlng, manly man. a. prince among his fellows. But what about the liberty and empha sis of the preacher In the pulpit? Now, liberty. Is the peculiar pride of our coun try ana generation, luiuraiiuii. of theology, nnd Its doctrines, but when one asserts that Christ was a mere man; that ho wrought no miracles; that his teachings have no greater authority than that of some other men; then charity demands that we siy that such persons are not representatives of tho Christian ity founded by the Christ and his disci- Er. 1 nT?, c .ln.i nrwl IH1trV 'I MIS er'Trir III 1 lit? I - - - Vlti uuj - - J - time has stamped Its Influence on the church in a very marked way. Days when tbph ouarrelcd unto blood over the shade of a doctrine or the wearing of a sur plice are now looked upon with amaze ment, and quickly relegated to the bar baric period. Only ono person Is now In danger of general ecclesiastical oppro brium. Formerly, they put the heretic inn lhn nlllorv. but the times have swi W & ssr a: of sof This diss Is so respectable, so full of compliments, that It seems hard to tear the mask from them and banish them as spies and traitors from the camp. They stab tho ChrUt of God so deftly, with such a Judis kiss, right In the house of his friends, that we dare say that tho Christ of Calvary was never hung more murderously than he Is by such high priests of the liberal faith, and we must therefore rule such out as real preachers Wirnt Is nut Into the pillory, and the heretic Is put Into the place of honor In the newspapers and In the admiration of a large class of people. This tendency of thought carries with It a special dan ger to the pulpit. The cry heard In cer tain quartern for an unfettered clergy Is echoed all over the land and forces upon us the problem of the measure of lib erty which Is the prerogative or me evan cpliral nulDlL Thi flrat dutv In faclnrr tho problem Is to make clear the vital distinction be tween the man In the pulpit and the writ er in books and reviews. "Literature has n. llhwtv which systematic theology can not and should not claim. Literature has practically no restrictions, being open to everybody and everything from the reckless nihilism of Benon to the ideal istic theorizlngs of Tolstoi; but eccle siastical theoloev. In so far as It Is re duced to a system of doctrine which Is the bond of the church Incorporation and the sub3tance of her testimony, has pre scribed limits beyond which the author ized exponent of the views of that church Is not at liberty to go." Tho man who Is the accredited agent of any church can not so divest himself of responsibility as to use the freedom of the literary man, without doing serious injury to the doc trinal consistency nnd religious fervor of the church to which he belongs. This volnt has to bo emphasized clearly and strongly In our day. Speculation has Its place and power, but in the pulpit It Is out of place and a source of weakness. In the larger world of thinking ahd writ ing It Is Indispensable to Human progress. It enters Into the construction and devel opment of Biblical criticism, of every at temrit to reduce theology to a system. and Into the formation of every creed that varies on the language of Scripture. But liberty of speculation must stop short of absolute freedom on the part of a preacher to publish In pulpit and press the results of his speculation. If eccle siastical chaos Is to be avoided. Each church stands for certain theological ideas which have given and do glvo that church Its practical power. No minister can conslstenly claim freedom to become the mouthpiece of ideas irreconcilable with the recognized Ideas of his church. and still retain official connection. His first duty Is to step outside the ranks of the ministry of that church In order to gain freedom to proclaim his new opin ions. Common sense, the imperative obli gations of honor, and due regard to ec clesiastical order unite In making such a course of action absolutely necessary. And. then, what shall be the liberty of the pulpit today In regard to topics, or themea? Themes that will absorb a whole man. compass the universe, shake the whole fabric of a soul, these are the themes. Shall political and social science and race problems furnish subjects? Yes, everything that belongs to humanity be longs to the sermon. The pulpit should take themes that are outspoken, earnest and against all forms of corruption. Evil is everywhere, where It attacka man. there let the pulpit move Its forced Time enough to talk of peace after tho war Is over, or rest after the labor la done. We are to remember that there are no grades in dishonor, that whatever Is wrong any where, everywhere. Injures the life of man. Then take the truth If need be into -politics. What more Interests men? What greater arena for falhood. misrep resentation, selling of manhood, than there? We are to preach morality, honor. truth there. We are not to keep still be. cause' politicians say. "Let the pulpit mind Its business." This It does when It demands manhood there; and raecallty cannot be denounced too strongly. Let the pulpit so Into the business world and cry with the old prophet's ring, for righteous ness; Into print, and condemn the wrong -which hangs In windows, or Is displayed in showcases, the books which are. filling the minds of the young with poison which ages cannot remove: let the pulpit go Into social relations wielding Its Influence against the customs and fashions which cripple and bund the soul, exposing the In decent conditions which exk-t and which lead to ruin and death. Don't champion the strong and powerful, but reach a helping hand to the burden-bearing. So the pulpit should be vigorous and strong believe Itself and make Itself a -power not a mere demonstrator of rhot- oric not like John leaning his head upon Christ's bosom, but swinging the sword like Peter, eo near the Christ spirit that It will not overdo, and having swung, be ready to swing more. If need be, leaving .the healing to Christ, Higher criticism, philosophy, theology, are all splendid themes; yet of what moment beside the duty of purifying gov. eminent, political circles, society, clean ing out our sweat and policy shops, ex. terminating the cause of drunkenness. prostitution, medical malpractice, elevat ing the tone of society, and ridding the world of the hells In which millions are .suffering today. The pulpit should ac- quaint itself with more of the conditions of life than It docs. It should know what to fight, and then fight. The saving of life ia the preachers business. And now whero shall we put the emphasis of our preaching? All true preaching must center In Christ, Dr. van Dyke reminds us "that the cen tral . message, the core of the preaching of all the men who have lifted up soclejy to God and to righteousness, la tho pierc ing, moving, personal gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Savior of mankind.'" Testimony may have to be borne against errors of thought and vices of conduct, encouragement and guidance have to be given to new efforts of virtue and new enterprise of benevolence In every field, but the first and greatest duty of.every pulpit tho discharge of which Is to give It influence .over doubting hearts nnd strength for work. Is simply to preach Christ. Paul knew how to sweep even- department of human .thought and con duct in his preaching; yet his supreme glory was In the gospel of Jesus Christ.' But many of our preachers have drift cd away from Paul's great conception. and that brings me to two points that I desire to speak upon before closing this theme. Let us note two great facts, in the preaching of today. First, one of the saddest facts of the world of the ministry today. Is that a bastard Christianity has mounted the pulpit, come to preside over some of our The second great fact to be noticed In the preaching of today Is that the pulpit has made too much an effort to make re ligion popular. There has been too much the idea that ministers must put their ear close to the frround. and then preach what the people want. It seems to me that too often our great system of Christian truth Is sublimated and refined to such an extent that It has in many cases al most reachid the vanishing point. Any thing that Is contrary to what Is called the spirit of the age." anything that Jans against what is thought to be "the sclcntiuc conclusions of our enlightened century," Js quietly eliminated or ex plained away. The strong and terrible words of Jesus, his dear utterances on the subjects of the deepest and most vital Import, are tacitly Ignored. What is pleasant and hopeful In his creed is laid bold of and dwelt upon; what is hard and against the grain is shunned. Friends, the peril of the time, and the peril of the pulpit is a Bible, with its Infallibility, its dlvlneness struck out, a hteology with sin minimized or apologized for, with the cross reduced to an object lesson, with culturo substituted for the work of the spirit, with salntshlp made a matter chiefly of self-development, retri bution a figure of speech and the pit of perdition either lilled up or spanned with a bow of hope. The fact is. If we are to fill a place in God's plan of helping men, we must pre sent the gospel Just as it is. A world groaning In pain; the God of this world with the race In his grasp, under his Iron yoke our hope is not in tho wisdom of this world, which is foolishness, but in the cross, which is the wisdom and power of God unto salvation. A minister's ear must be open to God's call, not to tne people's, for his commis sion Is to represent truth that often cuts like a knife the heart and conscience of the hearers before him. There has been too much gushing on the part of the pul pit over books and essays, and there has been a ministry unto a sort of good-fellow ship rather than unto salvation. It is time to stop fooling with our mis sion, and If there be any reality in God's work and kingdom, find it and preach it with all our might. It is this kind of preaching that will save our people from going over to Christian Science and kin dred superficial beliefs. What we need to do to save the people la more doctrinal preaching, that shall be clear-cut. and well defined, and full of the Spirit of God. Then, where shall we put the emphasis of our preaching? The time is short. Nations are born in a day. Great ques tions crowd for solution. The church, unless she Increases her power, cannot maintain her position. In some denoml nations churches have been dying faster than they are being born. While we are absorbed in formulating theories, as to inspiration, while we are criticising, the people are going wrong. Dr. Lyman Beecher used to tell a story of an old preacher who delivered six ser mons on Melchlsedek, and closed the last sermon with these words: And so wo see. brethren, we don't know who Melschlsedlk was. nnd 'taln't no matter." Well, there are some things that do not matter so much as some other things. It doesn t matter so very much who was the author of the Levlttcal translation. For myself I believe the Pentateuch was Mosaic; my brother believes it to be a mosaic. Re. llgton docs not stand or fall with cither theory. it matters little whether me statement that the sun stood still at Joshua's com inand is' bad poetry or incredible prose. It matters little who was Cain's wife the race is here. It matters little' whether Isaiah was one man or five men. "It is easier to believe in two Harpers than two Isaiahs." It matters little whether Ba lam's ass spoke, the ass being a prophet. as some one has said, only because the prophet had become an ass. It Is not of supreme Importance to quarrel over whether Jonah was swallowed by a whale or whether Samson was a sun myth. The fact is the Bible-needs no more im pedlmenta; ft needs equipment. It needs no more scribes and lawyers, and anti quarians and relic-hunters, polemics, con. traversallsts and general busybodlea. It needs heralds; it needs men who, instead of raking over the ashes of the past, are enlisted for the nobler and more pressing duty of fighting the enemies of God and of presenting Jesus Christ as a Savior from sla. There arc things we know, and upon these we must take our stand and preach Christ. For Instance, the extreme critics of the Bible have agreed that a certain portion of the New Testament Is irrefut able: that Romans, Galatians, and the two Corinthians are genuine and authen tic; that criticism must yield them the place they claim. But, says Dr. Day, "an admission that such an Important part of the Bible is true is fatal to the whole criticism. so far as essentials go. For upon that one port the preacher takes his stand and proves the essential teachings of the whole book. The part is the demonstra tion of the whole. Give us an arc and we have the entire magnitude of the sphere or circle of which It is a part.' Christ and his disciples testify of Moses end the prophets. The circle that passes Calvary falls over the peaks of Blnal, Includes the outer borders of Eden, passes down under the tombs of the prophet and comes up beneath the graves of our loved ones and sscends beyond the judgment that John saw and Joins the point of de parture at the throne of an ascended and trlumDhant Redeemer. We have enough in the part, for that one part contains the plan of salvation. Here In the one thing we have the In carnation, the atoning death, the resur rection of Christ, the hope of immortality, Let man dispute about the two ends of the Bible if in the middle they leave us the gospel. Some men are questioning Genesis and Deuteronomy and others cannot under stand the Revelation of vials and beast and angel. The two ends of the book may be a mystery. But what of it! we see a rainbow of a Summer afternoon. We. canno( find the beginning of it oa yonder 'A l SI ' They Lived Xcnr Pendleton Mining Property Said to Be In Wyoming Girl Said to Ue Crazy. COLUMBUS. Mont.. Feb. S.-(Speclal.) A man giving the name of Garland rind stopping at the Steinman ranch, tells a strange story of the disappearance of a crippled sister from a point In Oregon. He claims Pendleton. Or., as his home, and says he is tracing his sister. Accprdlng to his story. Garland and his sister had a competency. Six years ago Garland went to travel In foreign coun tries, leaving his crippled sister in the care of a lira Kecd, who had nursed her for yearn. At the time of Mrs. Reed's marriage Garland and his sister presented her and her husband with lOu head of cattle as a token of appreciation for her yenrs of faithful service. Mr. Garland soon left for an extended trip, feeling that his sister was safe In care of Mrs. Reed. Tha ylrl wrote reg ularly to her absent brother until about a year ago. when her letters suddenly ceased. When Mr. Garland returned to Pendle ton he found that both the girl and the Reeds had disappeared, no one knew where, and that $27,000 which his sister had had deposited in a bank had all been withdrawn. It was ascertained that some years ago Reed brought the cattle which had been presented to him east, and Gar land started on the trail. He traced the bunch of cattle as far as Big Timber. Mont. It had been Joined to another bunch at that place and driven on east. He came to Columbus, hoping to pick up some Information concerning the cat tle. George Latham told Garland that lAtn nnit titrrrocTO tKnf n hilt ba curing Ji.OCO.CCO be Introduced in the Leg islature. IN A STRANGE LAND. l'ortlnutl, Die In Mexico. aav mnrmn nr in nonin nr .Mrs. Kr Cranston, wife of Bishop Cranston. had lived In Portland for nearly ttvt years, and the news of her sudden uemtei or rnends. Church, and her hU3band was bishop this division. She was at the time of hei enthusiastic worker In the society; -in'ii uiiu .) l 1 Li. Lmnsinn rame it irutlt In thd nli.nt t 1ftiV a.Jl-j vniuu IMUtv III X Ul klit 1111. nUIIlM LIIII the night of February 7 and her husband to mourn her loss. Thi r. . . ... . i : eiutrst oi in? MmLcnins is irs Krnn nprn nr tti nnnn- nnrn srmvpu inio : - - at Nichols field and died. The brand was found to be the same as that on the cat- tlo given to Reed. At Absarokee the chain of evidenco was mnilo complete by two men from Wyo ming, one a Deputy Sheriff, the other i Pat Welch. Welch said he helped to drive the herd to a point In Wyoming, where the owner of the cattle now Uvea under tho name of Gleason. Both the Deputy Sheriff and Welch stated that there, la a girl at the Gleason place, who is kept locked In a room, the Gleasons claiming sho Is insane. ' land for burial. TROUBLE OVER A BRIDGE. Citizens Adopt Resolutions and the Only Competent Unclnecr IleaiKns. GRANTS PASS, Or., Feb. 8. (Special.) I The Board of Trade and citizens of Grant's Pass met and adopted resolutions urging the County Commissioners to hurry with the work of repairing the Roguo River bridge, and as a result Chairman Lovelace, of the commissioners, has re- I signed, and the county finds Itself with out a competent man to take charge of the work. Nearly three weeks ago the south approach to the big bridge here Xctts of Many Years Ago. New York Sun. Fifth and sixth avenues. In New York, re centlv. to make room for the erection o one of the cornerstones a sealed lead box Tn It .na n Ann. . V. C.n J.to TiUMAn. ber u, ISIS, one or two other newspapers. sermon delivered in 1812 by the Rev. N. J Marselus on the occasion of his 20th an Reformed Church, a Bible and a hymnal il,IUll, U L . 4 . 11.1 . 1 . V. ....... -J ua .1 ay,, v.... nr --.'. I c.l I 11 11 1,1 . 1111111 1 .1 1 11111 1 1 .111. 1J U U 1 U 11 . ..II .it t. .v.. rr .1 ' 1. .1. U 1,1 I 1 1 l,i III". 1 1 1 tl f in,ll 11. LCT1C. 1 ii 1, ,1 Ull guncotton, with the last making some In terestlng experiments"; that the wires o not In working order, owing to the sub progress, and that a meeting would held on December 6 "In Hall's Exchange COLONEL L. L. HAWKIXS, 31. W. GORMAN AXD T. BROOK "WHITE STARTED YESTERDAY TO CLIMB MOUNT UOOD NEWS ITEM. was washed out, and since that time both the town and county have been greatly In-, FuUon Cranberry streets, Brooklyn uui larm prouucis, anu many in uie court- starvnfj jn Ireland. in inn nnrpniqinir f-nin m n t rn. .pw nr try arc unable to procure the absolute necessaries of life. It will require four to six weeks to get the bridge repaired, and. in view of the I fact that the county In general would not be able to get along without Its use that long, the citizens of his city have gone to work and will put in a tempo rary structure sufficient to allow tho patelng of teams until tho main' structuro I can be repaired. The Southern Pacific Company has lent the necessary big tim bers, and work- will begin by tomorrow. By Thursday it is hoped to have the tem porary span completed. At the present time pedestrians cross by a footbridge, tho mall to Crescent City and William's Val ley being taken over In this way. smallpox has been entirely stamped out IV. (.111. lUllllUdU. 1IIL11 lull L V CE.l 1, C York and Otlsvllle, announced to passen . t . . . T .1 , . nMA .Mln .1.11.. aw 1 1 1 11,111 1,1 Lilt? 1,111 1 11 II, 1.1 ,11117 ninu stuffs. A Plebeian Pass Took tlir Prise. Cincinnati Commercial-Tribune. ..... i . . nere. inose wno were in wim tno mnianv I .i ... . . t . nnvn T 1 1 1 H- M.nvftnrl nnrt fhn nitar-inMnA . - . - - has been raised. The disease was brought I to this city by a stranger. Improvement Estimates for HntTnll. HONOLULU. Feb. -Superintendent company, thought that It would be inrin Willi look ill in lo I ill" iiill snow a. niiriii"iiiinr.ii nail, w 1 1 1 1 tne resuiL 111,1 cat In tho exhibition. hillside. It eludes us. We cannot locate the other end of It in that meadow. When we seek it it la gone. But above our heads is the perfect arch, full and radiant with matchless beauty and perfection, con taining all the colors that shine through out the entire length. The two ends of the Bible may be In volved in some perplexing questions, but there Is an arch that springs above our heads so clear as to confound its enemies. so full and perfect, so containing all the essential truths of revelation that wo point to it proudly and exclaim: "In the top of that bow we have all the colors that can be found in any part of it. See blended there a creator's power and a father's love, the transparency of a Saviour's character, the crimson of his merit, the purple of his kingship." Sometimes I think we ministers forget that Christianity says a man may be for given his sins, and then that his neighbor can, and so on until out of all this comes the verdict that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of God unto salvation unto to every one that bellevetu. For some reason tne cnurcn ana tne ministry Is always drifting away from this great truth. We make our schools and out from these come our scholars. and they begin critical discussions of the the most momentous crises the world and the church have ever seen. It was that consummate master of mili tary tactics. Napoleon, who said, "The army that stays in its Intrenchments is beaten." And so the church that through its minister's influence Is living on the past, .that Is sleepy and unaggressive, that la listening to tho voices of those who pretend to know more than Christ knew, that has lost Its convictions of truth and Its passion for souls. Is already defeated. It has lowered its flag and hetrayed Us commander, and ought to close up Its doors and go out of business. "In the State of Oregon there are more than 500 evangelical preachers." says Dr, McDowell. made a cemetery if tho owners conclude to make this use of It. Some of the property-owners say that they aro not alarmed over the procpects of having a graveyard east of Montavllla. SAW SOME GOOD PAVING . IN T Members of Portland City Conncll Retnrn From l'oset Sonnd. books and details of tho Bible, and they I grand, glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. Eight of the nine members of the Coun cil who went to Seattle and Tacoma Thursday to Inspect the street improve ments in those cities, returned home last nlcht The absentee was Mr. Cardwell. A smaller number than that who. In his haste to catch the train, for- held the pass at Thermopylae. A smaller got his baggage and had to make a trip number than that captured the heights , to the hotel. at Lookout Mountain. A smaller number J The Councllmen epoke of the hearty than that under the leadership of Chalm- I welcome which was extended to them by ers marched out of the established church 1 the members of the Seattle and Tacoma to make a free church. A smaller number municipal bodies. "At the station they than that of Waldenses fought their way were met by President Parry and Council back under Arnaud. through incredible man RInehart. and were escorted to the hardships to recapture the Piedmont Seattle Hotel, where roorns had been re valleys for liberty and truth. This num- served for them. In the morning they wero ber is seven times the seventy and forty taken through the city and given an op tlmes the twelve. It Is five times the nortunlty to Inspect the pavements which number that came In the Mayflower. Five have been and are about to be laid. City hundred men commissioned to preach the Engineer Elliott was particularly inter What would happen If these EOO all of us had lived up to our privilege anx command? Let us have at the beginning of this new century one blazing genera- Christ. "A friend found Lowell studying Dante, and said to him: 'Still studying Dante? 'Yes. said the poet, 'always Dante.' So with us, let it always be studying the Master. Here, then. In this sacred place remove themselves, gradually little Dy little, until at last there grow up certain conceits, and there are certain theories' promulgated, and men write books, make doctrines, formulate creeds and put theso things into the world, tralnloads of them, and after a time they aro accepted as proof, as the conclusion concerning the teachings of Christ in the world. Men who are called into the ministry are in oculated In these things and preach them without studying carefully the fundamen tals themselves. But have you noticed that after a time the people come back from such cencep- tlons? There Is & readjustment. While these things stand out against mountain heights of Intellectual conception, great summits of philosophical speculation, great high ranges of scholarship and the church and the ministry la getting chilled and cold and the vapors aro rising around the heights, the people gather in their prayer rooms, and the first thing you know a thousand men and women are saved from sin. and there Is a great revival move ment going on. Do you want proof that tna gospel of Christ is the one great theme for you to preach? Look into the. eyes of S men of his glory; obey him upon earth as the intelligent and keen, who have passed , angels do In heaven; obey him as sons of from death unto life through your preach- God here until we see him as he is yon- Ing, and it win ce more to you than all ' der; obey him by night, by day; on land. ested In these Improvements, and he. made a careful study of the Alcatraz asphalt nnd vitrified brick work on First and Sec ond avenues and on Pike street, where the severest testg have been given them. AH , DR. W. NORTON DAVIS. To thoroughly and permanently cure a patient is the greatest possible satisfac tion to us. Wo would rather treat a pa tlent'at a positive loss of money and time than to dismiss him uncured. It is and has been our policy to accept no case un less we have entire confidence In our abil ity to cure, and do positively cure every case that we accept. Because wo have acquired a thorough knowledge of man's ailments and have devised original and ab solutely scientific methods of treating them, we can and do cure cases that oth ers have failed to cure. Therefore, those who have been disappointed In their ef forts to obtain a cure should not hesitate to consult us. Our practice has grown, ba cause we have treated every patient with the utmost consideration and regard for his interests. tlon of ministers who shall be obedient to these pavements were satisfactory to the Councllmen. Of the government of tho three cities Portland, Seattle and Tacoma President Zimmerman had a very decided opinion. Tacoma. he said, la the best-governed city In the country- By a system of tax- and this holy hour let us clasp hands in atton of gambling the city derived a reve falthful pledge that we will obey him, nue of JG3.O0O a year, as wo come and as we go. as we meet "And that money." said Mr. Zimmerman, and as we separate, obey him until men , nays for street-cleaning. The streets are are dazzled In their hearts and see onco flushed every night with the unused hose more a great light shining before them; of the Fire Department, and they are obey him until cities and towns shall say made as clean as a whistle." he is come; obey him until strong men Asked about tho macadam-asphalt pave- shall crown him, weary women shall fall ments. City Engineer Elliott had nothing at bis feet and little children fly to his to say, but as to the street Improvement arms; obey hltn until he sits upon every matter, he said he would prepare a re throne and rules tho world; obey him until port and present It to the Council In a sirne nas ceasea anu peace has come; few days. obey him until wrong Is dethroned and Christ is crowned, until tho oppressor I sndden Death or An Old Soldier. rv ami tna w rT niit-Ann la .till -if . obev him until there Is no heathen world. ' PAYETTE, Idaho. Feb. 7.-SpecIal.)- j until the earth Is filled with the knowledge the proof of reason and analogy that have ever been forged on the anvil of logic Men of the profoundest scholarship are not the men to whom we should look. We should look to saved sinners. If I can have the latter you may take all the critics and go where you please with them, but leave me the toller who has round Jesus. Leave me the blacksmith, the mason, the carpenter, the mechanic, the clerk or the merchant; leave me tno lawyer, tne doc tor, with the experience In his heart of the power of Jesus Christ: leave me the student whose heart has found God, and who Is not applying the rational test theory, for all these will bring me peace and power in Jesus Christ. The opportunity Is before us; we may put the emphasis on life, on soul saving, on character building, on the great eternal verities of sin and salvation and im mortality, and win: or on theoretical and unessential things, and lose, stulti fying ourselves In the presence of one or on sea; In life, in death, until we stand at last on the heights as yet unreached ana cost our crowns oerore mm. FOR A CEMETERY. 100 Xesrotlntlons Under Way for Acres East of Jlontavllln. Negotiations are In progreftj to secure 100 acrto of land east of Montavllla, in cluding the Mansfield tract, to establish a, large cemetery. Tho Mansfield tract contains SO acres, but 100 acres are wanted. It was said yesterday by- E. N. Stevens, of Mount Tabor, that the prcepects are fav orable that the whole number of acres wanted will be secured, and that a cem etery will be established. There is some opposition in the neigh borhood to a cemetery being established there, but this opposition has not yet as sumed formidable proportions. It will George Taylor, of Coldwater, Mich., who came here several weeks ago, died at his brother's residence today at 3 P. M. The deceased came here for the benefit of his health and had Intended to go on to tho Coast. He was an old soldier, and the William T. Sherman G. A. R. Post of this place Is caring for his remains until his friends can be neara trom. v . H. Taylor. his brother, left about 10 days ago for Idaho City, and has not been heard from. although efforts have been made to notify him of his brothers tleatn. Tlx-Gov. Stanley In Datrct' Place. KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Feb, 8. A special to tho Journal from Medicine Lodge. Kan., says: Ex-Governor- W. E. Stanley today ac cepted the position as a member of the Dawes Commission onerea mm by Presi dent Roosevelt. He fills the vacancy caused by the death of Mr. Dawes, after whom the commiselon was named. Fire Loss of '00,000. PETERSBURG, Ont., Feb. 8. Fire here hardly bp able to prevent the Jand being in this city. Loss, x,CW. MEN'! D8SEASES ONLY 'Weakness" To produce temporary activity of the functions In cases of so-calltftl "weakness" Is a simple matter, but to permanently restore strength and vigor Is a problem that but few physicians have solved. We never treat for'temporary effects. Under our system of treatment, every bit of Improvement is a part of a per manent cure. Though other phy sicians have, through our success in effecting permanent cures, been convinced of the fact that prema tureness. loss of power, etc!, are but symptoms resulting frcm chron ic inflammation or congestion In the prostate gland, none have as yet been able to duplicate our cures. Our system of combined local treatment Is the only effective means yet known for restoring the prostate gland to Its normal state, which always results In full and complete return of strength ar.d visor. Such a cure Is absolutely permanent, because the condition responsible for the functional dis order Is entirely removed. It Is tne only kind of a cure a patient de sires, nnd Is the only kind of a cure we treat for. Specific Blood Poison We cure this leprous disease com pletely. The system Is thoroughly cleansed and every poisonous taint removed. The last zymptom van ishes to appear no more, and all Is accomplished by the use of harm less blood-cleansing remedies. Contracted Disorders We have reduced the time re quired for curing contracted disor ders about one-half. This Is an Important achievement. It replaces danger with safety. It forestalls chronic complications. It removes the Infection and Inflammation be fore that vital center, the prostate gland, can become Involved. Very frequently It means the difference between perfect health and a life time of misery and functional weakness. Our method Is ours alone, and our treatment Is origi nal; In some features It resembles the ordinary: in Its chief essentials It Is different. In results It Is en tirely different. It Is safe, prompt and thorough. Operations Some deformities and disorders render circumcision advisable, and In all such cases we offer a service not to be had elsewhere. Our method of pcrfomlmr this operation is absolutely painless, and the pa tient need not be detained from hla business a single day, nor Is there necessity for further.calls for hav ing the wound dressed. So care fully and neatly Is the work ddne that a single dressing Is sufficient. We Invite all Interested In circum cision to consult us. CONSULTATION AND ADVICE EITHER AT OFFICE OR BY MAIL IS ENTIRELY FREE. WE CAN TREAT MOST CASES SUCCESSFULLY AT HOME. BUT PREFER ONE PERSONAL EXAMINATION WHERE PRACTICABLE. UPON REQUEST AVE SEND BY MAIL. SECURELY SEALED. IN A PLAIN WRAPPER. OUR BOOK DESCRIBING THE MALE ANATOMY AND OUR METHOD OF TREATMENT. HOURS 9 TO 5 AND 7 TO 8; SUNDAYS, 10 TO 12. Dr. W. Norton Davis & Co. 14SK Sixth Street, cor. Alder, Portland, Or.