Vol. l.No. 22.
OCALA, FLORIDA, JULY 13, 1895.
F rice Five Cents
PUBLISHED EVERY DAY5 IN "THE WEEK EXCEPTING SUNDAY.
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IN AND ABOUT THE TOWN.
Somethings You Know and Some Somethings
things Somethings Ycu Don't Know.
Joseph McCaa was in our city
J. R. BJackinston, of Inverness,
is in Ocala today.
E. K. Foster, of Savannah, was
in the brick city yesterday.
W. A. Riche, cf Savannah, was
at the Ocala house yesterday.
W. E. Sinclair is again on his
feet from a few weeks' illness.
Sim Smith, from Homosassa,
came up to see the sights today.
H. K. Griner, assistant post postmaster
master postmaster of Dunnellon, is in town
Mrs. Percy Williams, who has
been visiting friends in Quincy, is
again at home.
A frreat manv of our people will
take in the excursion to Fernan Fernan-dina
dina Fernan-dina tomorrow.
Hurrah for the Plant system It
brings the people. Our town pre presents
sents presents a lively appearance today.
A. T. Priest, one of the best
known citizens of Inverness, was
registered at the Montezuma yes yesterday.
terday. yesterday. Miss Ada J. O'Bannon, Homo Homosassa'
sassa' Homosassa' s most charming young lady,
cams up with the excursionists
Fred Saussy, one of the first of officers
ficers officers of the old S. S., O. & G. rail railroad,
road, railroad, is in the city visiting John
A special train on the Florida
Southern passed through Ocala
Jast night, and stopped long
enough for supper. Several offi officials
cials officials of the road were on the train.
Misses Hattie Sherman and sis sister,
ter, sister, Margarette Jackson, Jennie
Brooks, Kate M. Bell and Miss
Pearl Taylor, of Inverness, are
among today's arrivals from Inver Inverness.
ness. Inverness. Mrs H. Stacy, at corner of Mag Magnolia
nolia Magnolia and Fifth street, will want a
few good gentleman boarders at
$3-5 Per week, Best of accom accommodations
modations accommodations in town for the money.
The first of the excursion trains
on the Plant system via Dunnel Dunnellon
lon Dunnellon arrived about 5:30 o'clock this
morning, bringing a goodly num number
ber number of early excursionists, who of
course will get the worm.
Two teams are now under
course of organization for the At Atlanta
lanta Atlanta contest. The first practiced
along Osceola street last night,
and the second is being made up
by P. B. Dukes, which will prob probably
ably probably begin practicing Monday
night. There is plenty of good
material in both teams, and there
will 'be a strong probability of
winning the championship.
Nice Sweet Grapes, Pears Ap Apples,
ples, Apples, Honey Peaches, Plums, Mel Melons,
ons, Melons, etc., at Charles Constans'.
Frank Harris, a colored man,
aged 25, was struck by a bolt of
lightning near Martin last Thurs Thursday
day Thursday and instantly killed. He took
shelter under a tree, the bolt came
down the trunk of the tree until it
reached his head, burning his hair,
then followed his body and passed
out the toe of his left foot, tearing
the shoe and making a hole in the
ground a foot deep. Sumter
An Enjoyable Event.
On account of lack of time ves-
j terday this item was crowded out :
R. E. Yonge and wife gave a
delightful party in honor of the
birthday of their daughter, Mrs.
Charles Sage. Mrs. Sage came
home Thursday for a visit to her
parents. There were about 25
guests present at the party, music
and refreshments being furnished.
Miss Comstock rendered some ex exquisite
quisite exquisite pieces. Will Condon fa favored
vored favored the company with a cornet
solo, and Miss Comstock and
Charlie Miller rendered a duet
which was highly appreciated.
Little Miss Alice Youge, a prom promising
ising promising musician, also played some of
her favorites, and to finish up the
evening Mrs. Sage performed a
piece in a very artistic manner.
A Star reporter called on Prof.
Otto Grothe yesterday, and the
nrnfessor verv kindlv showed him
, , i
rnrn urn nis mnnrarnrv. wn rn is
one of the best equipped establish establishments
ments establishments of its kind in the state. The
professor has a steam crusher for
pulverizing rock, also a gas plant
of its own, so that he can run sev several
eral several analyses at once. The labora laboratory
tory laboratory is most abundantly supplied
with all of the modern improved
appliances and latest discoveries in
chemicals. He also has in his
physical laboratory, which is an
entirely separate institution from
the chemical laboratory, one of the
finest microscopes in the United
States, through which he promised
to show the inquisitive reporter
the wonders of a mosquito at an
early date. The professor is a na native
tive native of sunny I7 ranee, and under understands
stands understands the art of conversation so
well that he can make even as dry
a subject as chemistry interesting.
Excursion Rates to Crystal River and
The Plant System will sell tick tickets
ets tickets to Crystal River and Homo Homosassa.
sassa. Homosassa. one fare tor the round trip,
every Saturday, good until the fol following
lowing following Tuesday. For local and
through tickets call on C. F. Faires,
city ticket afrent, Ocala House.
H. G. Haycraft is again at home
from looking after and gathering
in his flock of 1,000 excursionists.
We have not counted them, but
from the appearance of our streets
we should estimate them at about
that number. When Brother Hay Hay-craft
craft Hay-craft says, "Let there be an excur excursion'
sion' excursion' we generally see something
very much resembling one.
Judge C. M. Dupree, a Citrus
county farmer, is in town today.
Hon. M. V. B. Vanness, repre representative
sentative representative from Citrus county, and
charming daughter, Miss Sadie,
called on the Star this nTorning
and encouraged us with their
smiling faces. Miss Sadie is an
old-time playmate and highly ap appreciated
preciated appreciated friend of this paper's re reporter.
porter. reporter. Grand Cheap Excursion on the
F. C. & P. to Fernandina. Special
train leaves Oca'a Sunday, July 14,
at 7 a. m. Returning, leaves Fer
nandina S:30, giving 4 to 5 hours
at Amelia Beach. The finest beach
and best bathing on the Atlantic
coast. Go and enjoy the sea
breezes. Fare for the round trip,
Ocala and Citra, $1.
Prof. L. M. II at ton, of Inver Inverness,
ness, Inverness, made the Star a pleasant
call this morning. He reports
everything in a dull condition, the
Hamburg phosphate mines having
DimiJ) m RESIGN.
It is Rumored That the Receiver of;
the First National Bank Has
Gone to Washington for
J. K. McDonald, receiver of the ;
First National bank, leaves today j
for Washington, where he goas on
business. It is rumored that Mr.
McDonald will resign and an
Ocala man will be appointed re
ceiver in his place. This may
cause a small-sized sensation. But
no one will be hurt and it may 1
prove beneficial to all concerned.
Mr. McDonald, during his brief
stay in Ocala, has proved himself
to be a clear-headed business man,
and a perfect gentleman, and we j
shall regret to have him leave.
For Sale. A good Jersey milch
cow, giving two gallons of milk per
day, with 3 months old calf, This
is her second calf. Also a good
mule. The above property is of offered
fered offered at a bargain. Call on or ad
dress the Star, Ocala, Fl a.
John Gambrell, the pioneer of
Homosassa, is in Ocala today.
Pears and Bananas, fresh and
fine, at Charles Constans'.
J. J. Brown, of Crystal River, is
among the excursionists.
A fine lot of young chickens re received
ceived received today at Gray's.
Col. N. Barco, of Crystal River,
is in Oca a today.
Henry Brooks, of Inverness, is
Take your music to the Witness
job office and have it bound into a
book with your name in gold on
A Green Young Bachelor, j
He was a bachelor, wh le the :
other man upon whom he was call-!
ing was a young married man, and j
the visitor felt like a fish out of!
The year before they had been
inseparable chums, with the same j
tastes, the same habits.
Now everything was changed.
The young benedict seemed to
be just as sociable and talkative as
ever, but his old chum was ill at
ease. He felt like making a bolt
for the door, and with difficulty re restrained
strained restrained himself. His nerves were
at high tension, and he sat watch watching
ing watching the door pathetically, expect expectantly,
antly, expectantly, like the felon awaiting the
coming of his executioner.
The door opened finally and a
woman wearing a white cap and
apron entered with a very young
baby in her arms.
"Here he is," said the married
one. "Here's my son and heir.
Isn't he a beauty, Jack, eh ?"
Jack made some idiotic remark j
about the baby's sex.
"Oh, yes,"said the father. Had
n't you heard? It's a boy, of!
"Oh, certainly, I might have!
known," Jack gasped. "It's got
hair on its head." j
The father laughed, but Jack
looked solemn. x j
"Baby's got a tooth," said the I
father, proudly. j
"Only one ?" queried the bache- j
lor, and then he had a bright idea.
"Of course, that needn't worry j
you," he said ; "I should think you j
might get a false set pretty cheap.
Such a small kid, y' know." Phil Philadelphia
adelphia Philadelphia Record.
AND OPTICAL GOODS.
Gleaning, Repairing and Engraving.
GUARANTEED FIRST-GLASS WORK.
North Side Square, Ocala, Fla.
xn ihrea u.$. w eine,
City. Market Grocery;
is the best place in the city to buy your fresh
groceries. A complete line of Staple and Fancy
Groceries constantly on hand. I keep every everything
thing everything in the grocery line. Country Produce,
Chickens and Eggs bought and sold. Bread,
Pies and Cakes fresh from the bakery.
Gl V IC 31 .V CAIvIv AAD 153 Coxviiscgjd.
One Door North from City Market, Ocala, Fla.
Hih Grade Goods,
Low Grade Prices.
Repairing and Engraving.
All Work Guaranteed at A. E. BumCtt'S, Jeweler.
Merchants' Block, Ocala, Fla.
and eat up the food your
We manufacture All Kinds of SCROLL WORK, BRACKETS, MOULDING
TURNING, "WINDOW and DOOR FRAHES, CABINETS, and all kinds of
Carpenter and Job Work. A full supply of
Rough and Dressed Seasoned Lumber Constantly on Hand at
LOWEST C7VSH PRICES.
NORTH OF F. C. A P.
ry Goods, Notions, Shoes,
FINE DRESS GOODS,
Laces and Embroidery,
Trunks and. Valises.
Agents for Buttericks Patterns
OUR MOTTO: We study to please our customers.
Ocala, : : : : : Florida.
ape ana tmcY Groceries.
Corn, Oats, Hay, Vegetables, Etc.
Chickens and Eggs a Specialty
Butler BlockCorner Orange Avenue and Exposition St.
Ocala, : : : : : rida
ibs Worn You to Death
family should have, when the
Are putting: up such Nice m
Window and Door Screens "j
for so Little floney.
DEPOT. onAI a tri a
Thp FvpniiKr Gtnv Make arule and Pray God to
I ne evening icir help you to keep itf ncver, ,t PoS-
PORTER & HARDING, Publishers.
SUBSCRIIT10N SO CENTS PER HON'TH.
$5.00 per Year.
5cts. per Copy at News Stands.
Build the railroad
Philadelphia has got the bond
fever and offered a million dollars'
worth for sale the other day. j
Tjir indications at present are
that the Cubans will ultimately
win their independence, though it
will be a dearly won victory.
Come to Ocala, the most pleas pleasant
ant pleasant place in the state to live.
Come quick, for she is going to
boom and the boom will be permanent.
It is estimated that 7,000 acres
of land in Marion county have
been planted in long staple cotton
which will yield 1,000,000 pounds
of staple. Sumter County Times.
The brick city must not fall be behind
hind behind in the procession. Let her
;sue $100,000 in bonds and spend
: e money in giving employment
1 her laborers and in a way that
s II advance the interests of the
1 he iNews savs rowdyism is
rampant in Ocala. In this connec
tion it might be pardonable to
state that two very able preachers
have recently resigned their pas
torates there. Tampa Times.
Notwithstanding what the News
says, there are no more rowdies in
Ocala than in anv other town of
sible, to lie down at nisht without
nor n f tr GCtr T lioi'A rv n rl f
I ft-r J A .x.r Jl.jr j JL (-4. V A A 1 C4.
one human being, at least, a little
wiser, a little happier, or a little
better this day." You will find it
easier than you think and pleas pleas-anter.
anter. pleas-anter. Exchange.
Baptist Young People's Union
of America, at Baltimore. For
the above occasion the F. C. & P.
will sell round trip tickets on July
16 and 17, good until Angust 5,
1S95, at $27.20. If parties desire
to go via Savannah and steamer,
on sale July ir and 12, at $24
round trip, limit August 5.
If vou have an old book that you j tit tt i 1 1
wish "to preserve, tPke it to the; vv x x wllctlllU,
Witness job office and have it
D. E. Mclver,
UNDERTAKER and EMBALMER
A. H. R. Fredrick, M. D.
Physician & Surgeon.
Diseases of Women and Children
Carrying a full line of Undertakers'
Supplies, Wooden and Metallic Board and Lodging.
Caskets, Burial Robes, etc.
Orders bv mail and
Opposite Post Office.
Miss M. J. Wilson,
Any person desiring a nice home j
with one acre of land set out with j
bearing fruit trees, can secure one j
by paying a small amount of cash j
and easy monthly payments. En-
quire at Star office. j
Cheap Rate to Macon,
On July 15 the Plant system will
sell round trip tickets to Macon
for only 9 70, with limit until July
For tickets call on j
C. F. Fa ires,
City Ticket Agt., Ocala House, i
F J. Huber, I
Ticket Agt., Fla. So. Depot j
The New Brunswick Restaurant,
Misses Richards & Hallelt,
Board $3-5 Per Week.
Regular Meals 2s Cents.
Hot lunches, coffee, etc., at all
hours of the day and night. Ex Extra
tra Extra dishes served at moderate
prices. Open Monday. Haisley
PRIVATE BOARDING HOUSE.
Office opposite Arlington Hotel.
R. D. Fuller,
Nicest Location in the City.
Special Low Rates by the Week
For Sale Cheap for Cash,
A horse five years old, well
broken to both double and single
harness, would make a good saddle
nag if properly trained. She is
medium sized, light chestnut color
and has no white spots except one
on her forehead. Also a
nearly new, which has been used
very little. It is a nice vehicle for
a truck farmer or dairyman.
The buck board is at Mr. King Kingman's
man's Kingman's wagon works, and Mr. Percy
Williams will take pleasure in
showing it to any one desiring to
purchase. For further information
Red Oak House,
Board and Lodging.
1 Nice, large, airy rooms, best of
i table accommodations, pleasant lo lo-!
! lo-! cation, one block south from F. C.
& P. depot, on Magnolia street.
Rates from 75c. to $1.50 per day.
Special rates by the week.
D. S. LITTLE, Prop.,
MRS. T. J. OWEN,
Office over First National Bank,
her siz ; and as to the preachers, I apply at this office, or to Room 6,
they left because they wanted to,
and they didn't go to Tampa
Frederick House, corner of Broad
way and Pine streets, Ocala, Fla.
T. R. Davis, a merchant of Ce
dar Key, has built a boat to bring
Ho for the Beach
The Plant System have on their
- T 1
summer rates to t. retersourg,
his goods in from Mobile, because I Tarpon Springs, Clear Water, and
the market is a good one and he for points on the east coast, for
; rates to an summer resorrs can on
J CT I H I HITKT7W 1 1 r Lt f A nrf r t
is ciaimeu uy many liic uiait FJ s Denot. or
will go into tne service ot tne Lu- Q F. Faires, City Ticket Agent,
ban insurgents as a sort of block- Ocala House.
ade runner in taking to them mu munitions
nitions munitions of war. She has amid-
will give private instruction
in any branches to a limited
number of pupils. An excel excellent
lent excellent opportunity for students
to prepare for required exam examination
ination examination next session. 66t.
Best of accommodations, quiet and
Also have desirably located Cot-;
tages to rent. 1
Mrs. D. M. Hick's ;E-F-Brown-M-D-
MILLINERY iy & s,go,.
W. n. Lucius,
We carry a complete and well as assorted
sorted assorted stock of Up-to-date Millinery
Goods at the
Lowest Cash Prices
Call and examine my stock.
Box 3S2, Ocala, Fla.
Treatment of Cancer a specialty.
ships a 1,000-cell battery, which, in
a great emergency, urives a uyim- Pmnrietor of the onlv first class
mo wnicn senas me lime vessel Colored Barber Shop in the city
through the water like a needlefish I have taken charge f my old
darts. Gainesville Ledger. stand on Exposition t., tnree
uoors WfSt 01 rirst iarionai ianK
.building and solicit your patronaere
Backward, turn backward, O I am fully prepared to do Shaving,
time, in your flight: let it snow Hair Cutting and Shampooing in
once again, just for tonight. Soft- tne latesJ styje- Vniy nrst css
en the soil where the sun-kin- has
lain ; oh, let me slush in the mud
once again. I am so tired of bear bearing
ing bearing this heat tired of even at attempting
tempting attempting to eat ; tired, so tired of
dust in my clothes, really the skin
is all burnt from my nose. Back Backward,
ward, Backward, turn backward, to season of
snow, mercury, fifteen to twenty
below; turn on the breeze from
the cold arctic zone ; fan me until
I am froze to the bone. Make my
life happy, but cool me complete
shut off the heat, mister, shut off
GALA HOUSE BARBER SHOP,
q. v. m o c o Y,
The oldest and best established
Barber in the city. Only expert
W. G. Barry, p i
Practical Plumber and Contractor.
Stalls 1 and 3, City Market,
will keep constantly on hand a full j
supply of j
Florida and Western Beef j
Pork, Mutton, Chickens, Eggs and j
Vegetables of all kinds.
Try our Silver Churn Butterine ;
Phe IfOv7est Prices,
Mrs. G. A. B
T. A. YANCEY,
Fish, Game and Poultry.
Northern and Florida Vegetables.
New York, Chicago and Florida
Orders from a distance given
The low rate of interest which
m m,v mn rnmmnnH i Pvriti'no- I Barrvs patent air and gas bur-
. r u 1 & ners are cleaner, cheaper, safer
the alarm of European bankers, th d or asoline. Pioe as
Th p obiem is easy. The general to buy a stove. Estimates furnish-
situation aU over the world, in- kjaujiav-L1UM t
, tnan wooa or gasoline, ripe j
and they are gravely discussing the ; lights, fire places and all kinds
caucs vvhch brought it about, i stoves for heatincr. Not necess;
ducv;d by .ese same bankers, is
one that makes borrowers afraid
to borrow. They see no way by
which they can make any money
on borrowed capital. They dis-
trust a policy which is squeezing
down, values of aH substantial prop- Mrs. L. C. Clark, Trained N,urse.
crty of widespread ovvnership and Best of references all over city
squeezing up that which belongs and from all local physicians. Call
to and is manipulated by trusts. at Woolf s Bakery. All correspon correspon-Tampa
Tampa correspon-Tampa Times. dence answered promptly.
Who is upstairs in the
Large, Cool Rooms
in the Gary Block, is able to please
all customers. Come and see me.
Hair Cuts, Shaving and Shampoo Shampooing
ing Shampooing done in first-class order.
, Ocala, Fla.
Thomas J. Clary,
Justice of the Peace,
First District, Marion Co., Fla.
Office in Court House.
Prompt attention given to all Civil
and Criminal Cases under my
W. H. Marean, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
Electro-magnetic and Massage
Treatment employed in treating
Chrjmic Diseases. Diseases of
Women and Children a specialty.
Office, corner of Second and Main
streets. Residence, corner of
Second and Watula streets,
John G. Reardon,
Attorney at Law,
Will practice in all Courts.
James D. McConnell,
Attorney at Law. Attorney at Law.
Room 3, Merchants' Block,
First National Bank
Melons on Ice delivered to any
part of the City.
Vegetables and all kinds of
Candies, Nuts, Tobacco and
Stop when passmg and examine
James H. Hill,
E. P. Allen,
attorney at Law.
Attorney at Law.
County Judge's office in Court
Room 3, Merchants' Block,
At junction of all Railroads.
firs. M. D. TAYLOR,
All kinds of Builders' Materials
-at hard times prices.
Jeweler and Engraver.
At Carlisle's Drug Store,
;Mrs. Maud Duran, Proprietress.
: Service and Cuisine first class.
Best Private Hotel in the Town.
: Special Low Rates by the week.
VT. P. Lloyd,
Attorney at Law,
13 roolc v i 1 1 o
Will Pkacticc in all Courts.
G. J. HAGOOD
is now selling
WOOD CHEAP FOR GASH
Yard on Ocklawaha Avenue.
Large, cool and comfortable
'rooms nicely furnished. Best of
accommodations for the general
nnrl trnvelincr mihlirv Rates T.OO
per day or $4.00 per week.
North Magnolia Street
First National Bank Block,
Fine Livery Turnouts and Saddle
'Orders by Telephone or otherwise
will receive prompt attention.
FOR SALE. Inquire at the
-where also accommodations for the
traveling public will be found.
Wt 11 f r
Cheap City Lots
Florida's Favorite Melon,
I Fame," Florida's I
Melon, on Ice, delivered
' part of the citv at Grav's
j lot of chickens just received.
Jersey Block Ice Cream
is still in the lead.
Baptist Witness Building, corner
Fort King and Osceola street.
Dealer in all kinds of
Florida and Western
Vegetables and Fish.
Bring in your Produce and try my
The World Renowned
SINGER SEWING MACHINE
which has been for a season with without
out without a representative, is now to be
seen and bought of its local agent,
W. H. BARRETT
Office, Ocala Drug Store.
and Country Produce.
Stalls 6 and 8 City Market.
I J.N. Edwards & Son
faith in immaxuel
REV. LYMAN ACCOTT'3 DEFINITION
I Preaches Upon the Theology of John
:. Whitttor :it Plymouth Church, Drool; Drool;-lyu
lyu Drool;-lyu A L:f Ilalher TIijiii a Creed A
Tcxt.-It was needful f.-r mo to vrrito unto
you and exhort j'oti that yo .should earnestly
contend for tho faith v. hich was once delivered
unto the saints. Judo iii.
By tlic faith onco delivered unto tho
saints the apostle does not mean a creed
or system of theology formulated and
given to tho stints. It is very clear that
lie does not mean this, because no such
creed or system of theology ever was
formulated and given to the saints.
There is nothing like it between the lids
of the Bible. It was not a Hebrew cus custom
tom custom to formulate its faith in a system of
doctrine. We are not to suppose that
Jude refers to something like tho for-
! miliary of law inscribed upon the tablets
of stone and handed down through Mo Mo-J
J Mo-J ses, because there never was such a for formulary
mulary formulary of doctrine handed down through
some other prophet or apostle. There are
i innumerable expressions of spiritual
faith in the Bible, but not a formulated
! statement of the doctrine for whicli the
I church is to contend earnestly. No, that
is not what faith ever means in the New
Testament. Faitli is spiritual life, tho
perception of tho divine, a realization of
tho infinite and the eternal. It is ex expressed
pressed expressed by Paul in the text, "Whilo wo
look not upon tho things that are seen,
and by tho autlior of the epistle to the
Hebrews in tho tcxt, "Faith is tho sub substance
stance substance of things hoped for, the evidence
of things unseen. ' It is the revelation
of God, or tho perception of God, or the
truth that God has revealed and man
has perceived, but it is always a personal
experience in the heart of the individu individual.
al. individual. It .is fx seed planted which takes on
many forms and many growths. It may
express itself in any one of very many
forms, but it is always faitli in God a
living experience of a living God.
This has been once for all implanted in
the heart of humanity. For this the
church is to contend. I came across, tho
other day, a new embodiment or ex expression
pression expression of this faith in the biography
of John G. Whit-tier, and I wish to read
this confession of faith coming from
him. I read as though it were one con continuous
tinuous continuous theme. It is not. It is. three ex extracts
tracts extracts from three separate writings, but
they havo a natural and philosophical
connection, and I read them as one :
"God is one, just, holy, merciful,
eternal and almighty Creator, Father of
all things. Christ, the same eternal one,
manifested in our' Jiuinanity and in
time, and the Holy Spirit, tho same
Christ, manifested within us, the divine
teacher, the living word, the light that
lighteth every man that cometh into the
"The Scriptures are a rule, not the
rale, of faith and practice, which is nono
other than tho living, omnipresent spir spirit
it spirit of God. Tho Scriptures are a subordi subordinate,
nate, subordinate, secondary and declaratory rule,
tho reason of our obedience to which is
mainly that we find in them the eternal
precepts of the divine spirit, declared
and repeated, to which our conscience
bears witness. They testify of Christ
within. We believe in the Scriptures,
because they believe in us, btcauso they
repeat the warnings and admonitions
and promises of tho indwelling light
and truth, because we find the law and
prophets in our souls. We agree with
Luther that 4 the Scriptures are not to be
understood but by that very spirit by
which they were written, and with Cal Calvin
vin Calvin that 'it is necessary that tho same
spirit which spoke by the mouth of the
prophets should convince our hearts that
they faithfully delivered that which God
committed to them.
"My ground of hope for myself and
for humanity is in that divine fullness
of love which was manifested in the
life, teachings and self sacrifico of
Clirist. In tho infinite mercy of God so
revealed and not in any work or merit
of our nature I humbly, yet very hope hopefully,
fully, hopefully, trust. I regard Christianity as a
life rather than a creed, and in judging
of my fellow men I can use no other
standard than that which our Lord and
Master has given us, By their fruits ye
shall know them. Tho only orthodoxy
that I am especially interested in is that
of life and practice.
This is one of tho latest formularies
of that faith onco delivered unto the
saintr faith in Immanuel God with
us. This was tho faith of Calvin God
the source and fountain of all authority.
This was tho faith of Wesley God the
emancipator and liberty giver to all
mankind. This was the faith of Bcecher
God the inspiration and the source of
all love. But whether it is God love
giver, or God as liberty giver, or God
as law giver, it is still God God with
us. And it comes to us today from this
man who was poet and prophet and re reformer
former reformer and saint ; poet, writing with a
beauty of form second only to that of
Longfellow and with a profound spirit spiritual
ual spiritual experience not equaled, I think, by
any other American poet ; prophet, for
the prophet is a man of insight, no
foresight merely, and no man ever saw
deeper into tho heart of humanity and
the heart of nature than John G. Whit Whit-tier;
tier; Whit-tier; reformer, giving himself, with a
courage which most of us do not realize,
because we read his poems in the quiet
of our homes, to the great cause of his
time, and saint I wish I could recall
the long but too short afternoon which
I once spent with him in his summer
home. I wish how many times I have
wished! I had written down, when I
came from that conference, his talk to
me of the inner light and lifo of God in
the soul of man, which I vainly eudcav-
i ored to get him to write for mo and for
j the Itirger public. I want this morning
j simply to repeat tho confession of faith
! of this, poet, prophet, reformer and
Faint, interpreting it a little to you in
ruy poorer words.
In the first place, then, with all tho
j saints in all Mines, wo believe not mere mere-i
i mere-i ly in God, we believe in Immanuel
God with us. That is tho difference be between
tween between Christianity and theism. Theism
is belief in God; Christianity is faith in
Immanuel God with us. This is tho
very heart cf Christianity God with
us. You might imagine men living on
tho dark side of the world wondering
whether there is a sun and debating tho
question, and. if the world never re revolved
volved revolved on its pole, sitting in the dark darkness
ness darkness all tho time they debated tho ques question.
tion. question. To sit in tho darkness and debate
with ourselves whether there is a God
that dwells somewhere else, but never
shines 011 the world with his love and
never illumines tho heart Cf man, that
is idle. Christianity is not merely faith
in tho sun, but in a sun shining en the
In tho second place, and as a result of
this, tho doctrine of tho Trinity is not a
mere bit of mediaeval scholasticism,
though it is sometimes so thought to be.
A great deal that has been said to be the
doctrine of the Trinity is mediaeval scho scholasticism.
lasticism. scholasticism. A great deal of church debate
on the question of tho relation of the
three persons to one another is debate
about the unknown. But when the poet
and the prophet and tho reformer and
tho saint of the nineteenth century sees
a vital truth in the doctrine of the Trin Trinity,
ity, Trinity, let us not shut our eyes and think
ho also has fallen into mere scholasti scholasticism.
cism. scholasticism. There is a profound spir i tual truth
in this doctrine held fast by the church
of God. Wo believe that God camo into
human life, not merely sending a mes messenger,
senger, messenger, angel or archangel, human or
superhuman, God himself came into hu human
man human life in order that he may bo seen,
known, i:v; vehendcd, loved. This is tho
vital tin t, and whether one believes
in this v :.. i t'iic ves in it make.-; a great
difference in the unritual experience. 1
can see no middle ground between tho
doctrine cf Herbert Spencer, that God
is tho unknown and unimowuble, and
the doctrine cf evangelical Christianity,
that G-cd has revealed himself in it hu human
man human life.
Because all that wo know or can
know we know through the intetprota intetprota-tion
tion intetprota-tion of human experience. If God de desired
sired desired to make himself known to his chil children,
dren, children, there is only one conceivable way
in which he could do it by entering
into a human lifo and enabling us to see
the Deity so interpreted. All idolatry,
all idol building, whether of stono or
wood or brain creation, is tho endeavor
of men to interpret God in some form
which they can comprclicnd. The doc doctrine
trine doctrine of the incarnation, tho doctrine
that God is one and that Christ is that
same ono God come into human life, is
this that all this groping cf men after
God is not a vain, futile, idle, useless
thing; that God has come to men in an answer
swer answer to their cry, first inspiring and
stimulating the desire and then corning
and responding to it. Christ is God
manifest in the flesh, the divino hu humanized.
manized. humanized. When you kneel down burden burdened
ed burdened with sorrow or wit h sin, try to phrase
your prayer as if there were no such
revelation; think of tho universe, think
of tho infinite one that pervades all
space, shines in all stars, floats in all
clouds, blooms in all flowers, moves in
all life. Can you carry to such a one
such an all pervading, universal pres presence?
ence? presence? Can you carry to Him your sor sorrows,
rows, sorrows, your troubles? You must frame
or take some image of the infinite and
eternal one. But kneel down and think
of Christ as he walked by the shore of
the sea of Galilee, picture him to your yourself
self yourself in your imagination, look up into
his eyes, talk to him as one man talks
to another. Prayer blossoms instantly
and becomes tho natural utterance of
the soul to tho divine.
Knocking; at the Heart.
But God has entered into human Lie
in this one human lifo that ho may ou outer
ter outer into all our lives. And so God with
us is not merely God with tho twelve,
18 centuries ago; it is God with
you and God with me, God here, God
now, God in every true heart, God in
every saintly soul, God in every experi experience,
ence, experience, God inspiring all that is divine
and elevated and noble, God knocking
at every heart, God entering into every
experience that is open to receive him
the ono God, Christ dwelling upon
earth ; the same Christ, the Holy Spirit,
inspiring and moving in all human ex experiences.
periences. experiences. Men sometimes say, How can
you tell what is the divine Spirit and
what is tho human? You cannot. Can you
tell how much of you came from your
father and how much from your mother?
Can you draw a sharp line all these
influences from this sido and all those
from that? Can you tell how much of
your thought camo from Carlyle, how
much from Browning and how much
from Shakespeare? No. All has been
wrought into your life and become a
part of tho very structure of your char character.
acter. character. And this is the doctrine of the
Holy Spirit, that God so enters into hu human
man human lifo that he pervades it all, moves
upon it all, radiates it all and lifts it
up and makes it all divine. Now, this
is not a bit of scholasticism, this faith.
Tho definitions, yes! tho debates, yes 1
but this question whether God is in tho
world today, so that I can climb Mount
Sinai and sec him face to face in tho
clouds, can go on the Mount of Trans Transfiguration
figuration Transfiguration and talk to him, can sit by
his side in Galilee, can havo his inspira inspiration
tion inspiration and his comfort and his strength,
so that lie will come into my hoiuo to
wipe away tho tears, and into my lifo
to give courage, and into my perplexities
to give light that is not scholasticism.
Because we believe in an Immanuel,
in a God with us, therefore wo believe
in a God in Christ, in a God in the Holy'
Spirit, and also in a God in tho Scrip Scriptures.
tures. Scriptures. Not the standard, but a standard.
We do not believe in' God because we be believe
lieve believe in tho Bible. We believe in tl.rt
Bible bocan so we believe in God. hy
is it tliat yon believe in the musical abil ability
ity ability of the pianist or volinist? Because
there is some music in your soul which:
the piano or the violin stirs. Why is it
that we believe in this Bible? Because
there is some life of faith and hope and,
love in us which this Bible stirs. And'
it stirs that lifo in us because it is a a-human
human a-human book. Lifo stirs lifo. and only
life stirs life, it is nor. the book it is
the man who in inspired. Ic is Moses, it
is David, it is Paul that is inspiiv.L So,
then, tho nearer we get to th-e heart of
Moses, David, Paul, the iieaier we get
to Gods heart. And so this modem
criticism, which men are so much afraid
of, will bring this Bible tioaror to us
and make it dearer to us. God's divinity
is in man, not vol tho printed pages. And.
so, if I can find out what is the life of
the inspired man, if I can get nearer to
him, if I can see his imperf tactions that
tho man saw through a glas, clarkly,
that the man only spoke in part, and,
some other man spoke thv? other part if
I can see humanity with all that belongs
to humanity in the utterances of this
book. I shall the clearer see. God in it.
Just because it is a human book it is a
divine book, and God gets nearer to us
in it, and it is etili Immanuel, God with
us, God in tho prophet, God in the apos apostle,
tle, apostle, God in Moses, God in Joshua, God
in David, God in Isaiah, God in Paul,
pre-eminently and above all God in
Jesus Clirist, and God is seen in all be because
cause because there is something of the divine in
as that answers to the experience of God
in these souls that speak to us.
The Hope of Humanity.
This is our evangelical faitli faith in
Immanuel, God with us, the hope of
humanity. Is it a hard one, a cruel one,
a thing for men to reject tvseause it is
burdensome? There have been burdens
imposed with this faith on the world,
but this fundamental faith that God is
in his world. God vith us : that he has
revcaica nimccir m nisTcry; mat no is
perpetually disclosing himself in experi experience;
ence; experience; that he has uttered liimself in tho
inspired utterances cf prophet and apos apostle
tle apostle ; that he lias ccmo and still comes in
order that ho may give lifo where
there is death, end hepe where there is
despair, and tliat out of him there is no
hope and there is tio life; tliat no man
can live apart from him but no man
need bo apait from him is this a hard
doctrine or a blessed one? You remem remember
ber remember in that parable of the prodigal son,
i when tho man came to himself and re
turned to his father while lie stood still
holding himself afar off, hesitating to
go en, tho father came out to meet him
and threw liimself on his son's neck and.
kissed him and said, "Bring the best
robo, and the ring, and the shoes, and
kill tho fatted calf. This is Christian Christianity.
ity. Christianity. It is God coming out to man when
man turns his face to God. I wish I
; could put this simple, sublime, eternal,
divine faith of the ages co before yon
that every one of you would eay, "He
shall bo my God, revealed in Clirist, re received
ceived received in tho spirit, interpreted by tho
experience, lived in the life my hope,
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