Mangum Sun-Monitor. (Mangum, Okla.), Vol. 20, Ed. 1 Monday, August 22, 1910 Page: 4 of 8
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incK PTION KATRS.
The Great. Meriance.
Can anyotie realize what Vt would
mean if, suddenly, Christ and his
teachings Wt re obliterated and
taken .frum .our minds? How ton*
would civilization continue? One
day a little child wandered into a
forest and -could not be found.
His parents gi ived bitn as dead.
J3ul the buy lived and later was
Vctptured He cauld not talk, he
was an animal as uiltatned as the
tiger in the African jurtgel. Why
this change of a human into a
brute? Because the brute elements
!had developid while the child had
siot been developed into a human
fcv the softening touch of civiliza-
tion, the huamn elements had
stood still. As civilization is the
4evelu|jement of the human and as
the teachings of Christianity have
been the leaven in the dough, so
the absence of Christianity would
rob civiliaztion of its most power
fill stimulant and humanity—like
the child lose in the forest—would
go back to the brute
Several years ago a story ran
through a magazine showing how
an infidel had buried near, the
burial place ot the Master, a tab-
let station "Here lies the body of
Jesus Christ in the tomb i,of Joseph
of Arima'hea," ihe intention was
to uestioy the foundation of Christ-
ian religion, the resurrection of
ences to the rich. We |build great
churches and kend millions to mis-
sionary fields. Much comes from
widow's mites and poor men's
nickles. But again, much comes
from men who, cheated and robbed
and stolen their weatlh.
Here is a great merchant who
pays his hundreds of girls such low
wages that they are forced to sell
virtue to buy bread. This Is a
shamful condition in a nation that
calls itself Christians. In a little
time the poor girl is a homeless
outcat8, ^he flotsam and jetsam
of our fir at city. Sick and sad
she cmds it all, a young woman need-
ecj by .this land to be a wife and
mother sacrificed on the altar of a
mans lust for gold. He gives to
charity, to the chruch, ti foreign
missions. Here is a.iother taking
advantage of the necessity of his
In other and exacting a high rate'
of" interest from bin. In a few
years he is wealthy while the wife
of tlie other is starving for food.
Yet this man also gives to charity,
to church, to missions Conscience I
is thus appreased. Here is a father j
of a young woman. Sue has given |
her love to a man naturally suited
tc. her, many young—for that mat- •
ter most young men— have slipped f
a moral cog at some time irv their I
lives. This fathar linds out some
lapse of his daughters lover and
points out to her the evil in the
youth. He poisons her mind
against him. ' ; But inclines her to
another who has a better social pos-
ition. He deceives her into a mar-
riage n6t of God's law of natural
selection but according to man's
law. He thinks he has done well
and is a moral (man. This money
gone to charity, to missions, to
churches. Judas lscario', after
the death of his master, went to
the priests and wanted them to
take back the money. But Caiphois
would not. It was blood money.
The church of to-day accepts
the-money that the Jewish High
Priest refused. Fully ninty per
cent of the crimes of to-day comes
Co;.} I : i
One upon The
CITY STATE BANK
T. S. DeARMAN,
Christ, i'he result of toe finding.
•ft his false tablet was thecommis-1 *rom 'ove mn"ey-
«ion of innumerable crimes, nations ttha* . thl-J ^"rch shou'd nurture
were converting plowsbeares into w,*hin ,ta num hit******
swords, Movernmenls w^re falling
like chaff swept by fire, the result
«f inlide ity, disbelief in Christian-
Infidelity is one of the great
menaces of civilization by seeking
to detsroy the tap root itself. One
day a rich young ruler came to
Christ asking the way to eternal
life He was very woatlhj and he
was sad when the Master told htm
to sell his possessions, ^nve to the
poor and follow him. Here is
mere morality The ten command-
ments were written on two tablets
«f stone. On one were the duties
to God. on the oth.r the duties to
man. The rich voung man followed
the duties to man. He was moral,
u high class young man that would
be welcome at any home. But in
him iticornate was Svietpid the for-
malism oi life. Behind his moral-
ity was no motive p iwei. He was
wea. But he was sad. He could
n<u folio a Christ and retain his
wealth. vVhy? not because he had
wealih but because he was willing
to exchange Christ far that wealth.
Therein i * s the other great men-
tine, in spirit of Luther's Re-
formation lay in letizl's indulg-
within itslef its own bitterest
enemy. There is a healthy tendency
in the other direction. Dollars
are alright but true men and wo-
men are better.
If one state in the Union would
become absolutely under the control
of the teachings of Christ, its in-
fluence would have greater effect
in the evangelization of the world
than a ship load of gold. A high
standard is necessary, a standard
that sets principle above dollars
and cents, a£standard that worships
God Almihgty in the spirit of John
and refuses to bow the knee at the
shrine of the anti — Chrits— the
The real enemy of the church is
not the drunkard in the gutter,
the harlot in the brothel, the crim-
inal behind the bars, but the rich
and the mighty who evade law and
bribe the way past the penitentiary
and to a high position. Their suc-
cesses are menaces to lies
Glitter and timsel, "vanitas vani-
taiium," vanity of varities, a plat-
form that brekons and destroys.
Like the ship load of sand taken
to England from one of the Ameri-
can coljaies — Nothing but glitter-
The Border Hospital
Emergency Hospital for the Chicago, Rock Island
& Fasific and Wichita Falls &j Northwestern
A distinguishing feature is that every
Practicing Physician in the citq of Man-
excefrt Dr. Neil, qot their l1os|>ital training
ing in this institution. \ limited number of
medical stuednts arestill taken each year.
>4 New Sewing Machine Store
I carry a complete line of Singer, Wheeler
& Wilson and Standard Sewing Machines
In the Old Post Office Building
Repairs for all kinds of machines
| W. J. BOLING Phone 171
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Took All Ills Money
Often all a man cayji^oes to
doctors or for medwldes. to cure
a stomach, livetta^cidney trouble
that Dr. King's New Life Pills
would quickly cure at slight c%t.
Best for dyspepsia, indigestion, bil-
liousnass, constipation-, jaundice,
malaria and billiousness. 25 cents
at Mangum Drug Co.
.. sag* mmr.-x^\w3SK~ - 1
Will soon be here with its
exhibitions and races, but
Handle Rutter have just received from
the factory a carload of t&uick Automobiles
Theij have for sale a
Model Seventeen and
M[ HANDLE £. RUTTER
THIS SPACE RESERVED
New Market and Grocery
MANGUM DRUG CO.,
CARRIES A COMPLETE STOCK OF
DRUGS, PATENT MEDICINES,
Druggists Sundries, Perfumes, Toilet Article;, Paints, Oils,
Varnish, Window Glass and averything usually kept in a first-
class drug store. We also carry a large stock of
WALL PAPER —Prices from 10c per dauble roll add up.
Also agents for the famous Mound City Strictly Pure Paint.
The Race of Customers
Farmers Cash Grocery
HAS NEVER STOPPED
Our Fair Prices have been the magnets
White Rose Flour $1.25 |>er sack
tiold Band Flour 1.20 |>er sack
Everything sold under absolute guarantee or money refunded
Farmers' Cash Grocery
1 Oklahoma ftr5 Phone 53, Mangum, Okla.
You'll need these Necessary
Vou think perhaps that you are ful-
ly equipped for canning and preser-
ving—but are you?
Have you tbe jelly glasses you'll need- all
the preserving jars-wax for covering-pre-
serving kettles, etc. If you'll look, and its
a good time now to find out, you'll surely
find that there are some of these things that
Then let us supply them-your wants will be better and
more economically filled.
F. S. GENTRY
SSouth Side Squar. Phoue 148.
■]aaaaaaaa a a?
Does your watch keep perfect time?
If not send It around here. We have a faculty of putting
watches and clocks in first c'ass order in short time. Every-
thing is promptly and properly done.
All no k guaranteed
EWING, the Jeweler
J1 Um aulas
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Marble, W. C. Mangum Sun-Monitor. (Mangum, Okla.), Vol. 20, Ed. 1 Monday, August 22, 1910, newspaper, August 22, 1910; Mangum, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc285736/m1/4/: accessed December 14, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.