The Oklahoma Christian. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 28, 1900 Page: 2 of 4
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TUB OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN'.
THE OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN.
I '< 11 >1 inlieil weekly in the inleiesl.i
1)1 I ||0 ClllH'VllHH l)f Oklu
Killlur miic' I'tililiNlu'r
W A HUMHIIKBV field Editor
Mnlim-iipi kiii ItalfH:
Ninnle Cupies 50 cents per yea 1
111 chilis 11I' I eli, pe 1 ci 111 v
40 rent m pel \ en 1
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Oklahoma, as sen 1111I class m iil m I-
tei, Noveinber 16. 1K98.
THI US1».\Y, JUNK is.
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Si 1 pel 111 It-1 lien I < • I ('liriHtimi Emit a vor
Mikk Nellie F Wltii fii ltl. Kildare
iM itiNii this lint weather many
('lirist inns are apt to yet enid.
T11 k. largest room in the world is
tlie room tor iiuprovemeiit, says a
Tiik new town of Killings, Noble
county, is a promising Held for our
IN'ople. Why not the territorial
Imard direct special attention to this
place just now ?
Bkotukk e. m. Bvunkv, who for
several months past. has lieen the suc-
cessful minister of Lliooin ji i'>,m: ion at
Perry, has eutercd upon his work as
territorial evcngelist,. Bro. Barney is
well < 1 ualilie I f ir t is ,>>*1(1011, and
the chuivhes seen 11 lis services
for 11 meeting will lie c > mied happy.!
His postu lice ad Iress 1 l'i rrv.
Mi'«■ 11 has liee 1 said re purling lien,
brake's gifts to the univeisity which
bears his name. The last 11 < 11111 h-r of
the Christ inn Standard has sometning
more to say al.1114 t ois line. lial ,i:
I'101 n an Associated Press dispatch
the iuf iriual ion (Mines 1 liai tieii. F. M.
I)rake has made i.rake 1 uiv rsity an
e' 1 ual h ir wiili cacti of ids live chil-
dren, an.I I hat 1 his d.'cisiiiii up mi iiis
part means someliiiog like $ ill i.oimi to
be a I le I to Itie r • .0 1 re *s of 1 ii • in.tti-
t lit ion. It is needless to.say tnat we
re.joi • 'with hot h the donor and I lie
university, and congratulate ail con-
cerned upon 1 lie Wise generosity wnicli
t he in -idelit e\ i It'll'*.■ .
Solace of Christian burial.
It is not always the religions press
Its sublime words lo say a out
I lie (Jot ii s of eternity. 'Tiit* se ■ liar
press will occasionally touch on thes*
things and do it in a way as to arouse
one's thoughts of the leailties of a
luther life. The following is from
1111 Kansas City Journal of a re,rut
Persons who have siilit*reel those
severe mental alllictinns which become
11. | an of human experience through
tn. agency of death will recall the
l_ cat sense of tender regard which is
. sot i,tied with the memory of the de-
| arted. The idea that possesses the
I soul of the sorrowing mourner is
not liing must he said or done that is
not consistent with a sacred affection
for those who are gone. The virtues
of the dead are extolled, (lowers are
strewn upon their bier, and the last
sad tokens of honor are offered as a re-
lief. To tlie hruiseti hearts, which
lind in these tardy tributes a pathcti
sat isfact ion.
"The rite of Christian burial can d
nothing for the dead. It is not possi-
ble for honor's voice to provoke the si-
lent. dust, or for llat.tery to sooth the
dull, cold ear of death. It is for the
living that the prayers are uttered,
that the hymns are sung, that the old,
old words of hope are repeated. They
fall as dew upon the earth swept by
withering winds. They act as balm
mi wounds that can find no healing
outside of the promises which point
lo a future life.
"Thus it is that when Death in-
vades those homes where religious
faith is dorment or even wholly ab-
sent. it is tlie honored custom to ob-
serve the forms of burial which are
sanctioned and practiced by believers.
This is more than a concession to the
requirements of a venerated usage.
It is the rightful fulfillment of those
great needs of the human heart in the
hour of its sore distress. A man or a
woman who has never answered to
himself or herself the tremendous
question: 'If a man die shall he live
again y' will turn, in time of keen be-
reavement. to the pledges that have
banished the tears from the eye of
faith in all of the centuries since Cal-
"It is reserved but for few persons
iu this world when severed forever
from those they love to take refuge in
the cold philosophy with which the fa-
talist seeks to fortify himself against
woe of lasting separation. It is little
solace to the heart that is bleeding to
be reminded that death is a part of
tne great scheme of nature; that it is
as certainly an ingredient of the plan
wnicli controls the universe as birth:
tnat it is not for any man to assume
that there is life beyond the grave;
that man is tlie product .of a great
and fearful mystery which he cannot
fat hom, anil which he may not ques-
tion. his sort of moralizing, even to
those who may admit its reasonable-
ness, is powerless for any influence
save to add dispair to grief.
"When the late Marquis of Queens-
lierry died a few days ago. it was dis-
cos creu that lie left directions in hisj
will that Ins body was to Ih; burned,
an,1 tnat tlie ashes were Lo lie commit-
ted to the earth, without any relig-
ious exercises. lie desired 110 proces-
sion, no reading of the Scriptures, no
prayers, no sermon. Mis request was
tnat, w it Ii t lie lit most absense of form,
bis oust should be mingled with its
kindred earth. The proclamation of
sucli a burial to those who are left in
a world from which the light, for the
lime lias gone out, is that the grave
swallows and forever holds its tenant:
mat there is not liing lieyond the tomb:
lii,.t. in the last great conHict, Death
I r 111111 pi is over Love.
"lo those who are overshadowed
with sorrow, Christianity offers some-
thing to which the heart may cling in
its distress. It brings a message of
cheer to tlie mourner. It tell a story
which has never lice 11 disproven and
wni Ii has lifted a multitude of Ixdiev-
eis aliqve the cruel waves which dash
over those doubting souls who bid
III *ii* tie id a filial farewell when they
them to the grave."
The Perfect Model.
Jesus Christ is the Christian's only
complete and perfect model. Other
men may be, humanly speaking, per-
fect: they may ba, locally, models of
benevolence, piety, and humility; but,
comjKtred to Christ, they are as but
shadow to the substance, darkness to
light. Chr st belongs to all p*opl*,
uid to every age. Tlu.y belong to par-
ticular time and places. David never
rose above tiie Jewish type of cliarac*
ter. Luther was a German in allot'
his modes of writing and thinking,
andean best be understood as a Ger-
man, and Washington can never mean
toother people and lands what lie
means 10 us and to our country. But
Christ stands above all limitation of
age, nation, or people. lie was not
affected by the bigotries and super-
stitions of his time, but towers
above all local and national signiti-
cance, as the pyramids aliove the
plains of Egypt. All bis words and all
his actions, while they were fully
adapte 1 to the occasion which called
them forth, retain their force and ap-
plication undiminished to our own
time. His command, "Follow me,"
means just as complete consecration
on the part of all bis professed follow-
ers to-day, as it did to his disciples
when lie walked and talked with them
over the bills of Palestine, or through
tlie streets of Jerusalem.—Christian
WhatOen. Wheeler Says.
See to it that you get plenty of sleep.
Not too much: but enough. "1 can
stand anything if 1 get enough sleep,"
wrote (ien. "Joe" Wheeler to Mary C.
Francis of the New Voice. "Sleep is
the chief thing for me. if I can go to
bed at 10 o'clock I can endure any-
thing the next day may bring forth.
I got enough sleep even in Cuba, not
that 1 always went to lied at 10 o'clock
tlirfn, but if 1 didn't 1 generally man-
aged to snatch a nap the next day that
would even up. Then I would be all
right again. My experience has taught
me that nothing can so well tit a man
for active duty as temperate habits,
abstienenee from intoxicating liquors
and plenty of sleep." Sleep is Na-
ture's restorer. Do not rob others of
their right to sleep. Do not permit
others to rob you. Dallas News.
□ A m an came up to me one day after
service in a frontier town and was
pleased to address me in this manner:
"Say. Parson, that there service and
sermon was grand. 1 wouldn't have
missed "em for five dollars." When 1
suggested that he hand me the differ-
ence between the amount he had put
in the collection basket and the figures
lie had mentioned for my missionary
work, he stopped suddenly looked at
me with his mouth wide open, and
then slowly pulled from his pocket
four dollars and ninety cents w hich he
handed to me without a word. Hev.
Cyrus Townsend Brady in April
Ladies. Home Journal.
J. B. FAIRFIELD,
OFFM E AND YARDS:
5(1(1 (V* llur Non Ave , We*t 1 f I'epit.
'I'll tine 20! (ill 11 Klf',, oklv
no charge for examining the pvh
All work Warranted. have had 34
veam' experience. Give me a trial
guthrie, () t
Appointments for the Summer.
Win. .ludd announces bis ap-
point nients for t he summer as follows;
First Lord's day in July, near Slia-
ner, Garfield county: 2nd, at Bethany,
three miles south of Crescent City;
4t h. at A nt ioch.
First Lord's day in August, at the
Blackwell school house, six miles
west of Orlando: 2nd, at the lilock
school house, west of Mulhall; 4th, at
First Lord's day in September, at
Sluiner: 2nd, 8 miles south of Guthrie.
Death of Hrs. D. p. Mill sap.
The Courier last week contained an
announcement of the serious illness of
Mrs I). P. Millsap, living five miles
northeast of Pawnee. Word reached
'here Sunday morning that she had
passed away at 1 o'clock last Saturday,
and on Monday the following obittiary
was handed in:
Jennie M. Millsap was l*>rn in At-
chison county, Mo., July 31, 1870 and
died June 16, limn, aged 2!l years, 10
and lti days. She became a Christian
Nov. 2H, 180", and lived a faithful life
until death. She leaves a husband,
three little step daughters and three
sisters to mourn their loss.
Dearest Jennie, thou hast left us,
And our loss we tieeply feel:
But 'tis God w ho hast bereft us—
He can all our sorrows heal.
The funeral services were conducted
by Elder A. J. Dunkleberger at the
Hopewell school house Sunday, June
Go home my friends, dry up your tears;
I will come when C'irist appears.
P iwne-; Courier.
best of It's Kind.
A good many years ago, when church
organs were regarded with disfavor by
many pious and intelligent people, it
was proposed to introduce one of these
dangerous inventions into a New Eng-
land meeting-house, one of the pillars
of which was and old man of Quaker
lit; was one of the most violent oppo-
nents of the plan when it was first
proposed: in fact, he expressed his
views so strongly that the person who
collecting money for tlie organ, when
it was at last decided to have it. did
not venture to call upon the old
Quaker for any subscription.
He met him on the street one day,
however, and was agreeably surprised
when the old man took out a substan-
tial-looking wallet and presented him
with a generous sum to add to his col-
"Why," stammered the young man.
"1 lam greatly obliged, sir, hut I
hardly thought you would care to be
asked to contribute."
"My son," said the Quaker, with a
mischievous twinkle in his serious
eyes, "if thee would worship the Lord
by machinery, I would like thee to
have a first-rate .instrument." Se-
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Hazelrigg, Charles. The Oklahoma Christian. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 28, 1900, newspaper, June 28, 1900; Guthrie, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc305811/m1/2/: accessed December 19, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.