Custer County Republican. (Broken Bow, Neb.) 1882-1921, January 31, 1907, Image 6

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: : : . BOMB THROWER KILLS
" CASHIER AND HiMSELF
[ IN PHILADELPHIA BANK
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! . r HAVOC BV EXPLOSION.
1 ' \ 'rho FourtJl National Is the
I \7elllthlost national bl\llk In Phil-
I ndclphla ,
! \ Pr sldent Uu..hloll In the heud
of the Phlladolphla Clearing
\1 JIOU&O aS8oclatlon.
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" Sloelo , the bombthrowor , Is
! ; I known In Chlcnso as an anarchist ,
\ ; When the dcmand for money
V WIlS retuned SLeelo dropped the
1.10mb at the Ceet of himself and
r I the cash 101' .
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n the cashlol' ! lnd the bomb.
thrower were blown to plec08 und
fwaltercd ever the bllnle ,
I J 'J'ho Interim' at the bank WlD
wracked nnd money and bloOll
. blown even out Lho wlnllow8 ,
r 'L\ho pollco reserves ! lnd firemen
wore called to l)1'ovont loollng ,
I Panic reigned throughout the
olght-ntory structure and In the
vicinity of Lho uanle.
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. : , Phlladelphla-It waa just 11 :40
11 o'eloole , 20 mlnuLel1 hofore closing time
I al the J'ourLh ! National uank on the
t momlng of Jannary [ i , when Itall ,
dark , unkempt slrangor enlored the
banle corrIdor from the norlh corridor
- of lho ulllLt building. Patrons of
the uanle-not ml\ll ) ' In l1ul11bol' , Cor-
t.ul1aLeb'-wel'o passing In und out to
maleo doposlts or drafts bofol'O noon ,
'I'ho elOl'kG and tellers woro' bus ) ' to-
tallng1p thell' shCtts Co I' the Ilar. 'rho
omcora were JlIIrrylng to wind up tholr
buslnMs , Scurcoly an'OllO noticed
the lIowcomor.
I lie had on a dnrle blllo suit o [ cloth.
lng , lhoso who saw him remember ,
ra gell and ahlny from age. He WOI'O
n ulacl slouch hilt. lIe peered arollnd ,
11ositnUngly , and then callght sight f
Presldont Rushlon standing l1eur ono
o ( ) [ lho vaults , which \\01'0 soon to bo
0105'd , He must have Imowll ! lir ,
Rushton , Cor he did not usic ml ' ( ) nO for
the president , but approaclled him and
'spoke to him Immedlatelr.
liMy nllmo Is G , B. Williams , " he
said , "atal I lIve In the Dubllrbs 01
Philadelphia. Lwant to lenow If ' 0l1
can lot mo have It 10l\n or $5,000. "
1\11' . Rushton saw that Ule mun Waf
some Bart of n. craillt , al1d to got rid 01
him , aslcod that ho 111lmO bls soourl
, tics , which the presldellt woulll can
sider berore malc1ng lhe 10lln , At t1H
same lime , Mr. Rushton signalled t <
Crump , the watchman , a. aplendllll )
bunt big negro , who were 1\ gray unl
'form a.nd to the bank's patrons , wu :
ono of the most ramlllar figures abou
, the placo.
- AB the watchman rcspon ed , l\Ir
Rushton whispered : "Get rId of thll
fellow , won't you , 'nob , ' " addrosslnj
the colored mun by the nlcknam
'Which ' the ftnanclul men or the dls
trlct long ago upplled to him , But th
' .1ntru el' pressed up close 10 t.ho Ilresl
dent again before Crump could reac1
111m ,
Incurance Polley 8S Security ,
"My securlUos-why , l'vo got n 1IC
Snsurancc. lollcy that ruus out In 11\ '
: rears , " said the otrauger. His mlluuc
WI1J ! hOBltaUng anll ho stal1lmero
lIghlly , "I'll Jihow ) 'OU some IjfctUl'C
that are woth a lot of monoy" oo , "
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And he drew from his pocket two
photolrnllhs , dlrt . nnll loru , One was
or a woman , the ether a little girl. It
Is supposed that the ' were plclmcs
at his wlto and daughler. 'I'he banker
wou1l1 not taleo them In his hand and
scarcely mal'O than lanced at t1Uln ,
They coulll not be found Illter.
By now Mr. Rushton was Rura that
UlO lUan had no logltlmalo busln\ss ;
: . ! th him , so he excused blmsoH on a
liroa or considering the security cf.
rored , and went around a comer of
the corrIlIOl' , wn vlng his hand In the
tHrecllon of the cashler's office , to In.
11Icato that Cl'umll should conduct the
unwelcome vlsllor thero.
The man WfiS so bIg and strong that
ho would have been a match for the
negro had It como to a ph ' 8lcal en.
counler , and probablr both Mr. Rush.
ton and rumll uncon8c oush' doclded
that the best thing to do was to 101
l\1r. \ McLear atten(1 ( to him , ThE
watchmnn had nlready taleen the vis
ltor townrlls McLear's omce befor (
President Ruahlon's sh nal.
The cashier was silting at his desle
which was uehl11l1 a walst.hlgh coun
lor and soparaled from the main cor
rldor of the banlt only by a law ral1
Ing. WlIllrml McLoar Wli'S a big
hearty , jovlnl chall , who could handl' '
any sort of n. man wllhout giving hll1
orronse , and coul got rid .of him will
out ereallnl ; a scene ,
He was a "gooll fellow" with ovor3
body , haDllllOmc , lIImbio man. Ever
banle has n man of that trpo as n va
uablo business asset , n man who reI
resenled the Iuslllullon at convol
Uons , banquets nnd soclnl affaIrs , wh
b ) ' his \1orsonnlll \ ' secures nnd hol
lho 1l1lsinosEl of the smaller banlts 1
counh'y towns , That was McLenr
1I1nce hore. Ho hnd hcon wllh the ban
neal'h' 20 'ears , had galnod for
much business , and had uoon pr ,
motell upon Ills morlls from ono PO !
10 nnolher until not long ngo ho b
came cashlol' . .wll1m Vice Pl'esldOi
Shunhaclccl' tool ; : his present place ,
JUl1t exactly what hapl1eu d the
I mn ' novel' bo Imown. A Ul1ShlOl
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man who was not tal' away SIl.W M
I I..oar . l'lso to moet lho stranger and
moment lllLer heard the lattor's volc
hlgh.pltched nnd angry. Only t1
words "fivo Ulol1sa1ll1 dollars" COll' '
. bo made out. The business man , nl
- Interested In the lalle , turnellawa ) ' .
Crash Heard Blocks Away ,
'fhen came the ripping , grlndh
. delonllUng crash. The roar of It w :
liel1rd six bloolts awn ) ' . A great pl
of. 8moleo swo11t UIWard WlUl the
uris and drmcil ns high as the olgh
or top story of the Dullllt bulldll1
Every llano of glnss about the bal
wns ehatlored In a twlnltllng , 111
J every piece or bmBs grill worle w
; - bent an twisted nnd torn ,
A Bcoro of osles wllhln n radius
I' ton 't\rds seemed to leap strnlght
the all' , and tit en drop bllcle nnd cra
upon the mllrblo floor. 'I'here aPl10nr
to bo n shoot or flame 1n the hnmo
ate vicinity or the explosion , tor 1 > 01
o [ the dosleEl were bllleleQned a
:1' : some cUl'tnlns nud woodworle at t
easlel'll oUII at the Inclousre In whl
is McLear hlul his dosle loole fire.
Evel'y 110rson wllltin tbo radltM
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lho nltroglycerln'n torco wan hurled
fiat IIllon the fl 00 1' , mnny benenUI
crl\lhlng , ollltlng IIhowerll or heav ) '
ftlans Crom Ute BI'fllghls nd partl.
tlons , fJome hont'ath the dosle8 at
which they had been alltln IlI cond
before ,
Not onh' ( I'om the bank's quarters ,
buL from all over the bllllding came
crlos at te\'tor \ nnd sholltn of warning.
Men nud women rncod out through
both of the big dool'W1\3'S Into Itourth
street , some fleolng tor ulocles In their
CI'lght. Pedoslrlans atoppell In amazement -
ment as th(1Y henrd the reat "boom"
and HI\W fugllh'os with bloo ) ' faces
and handi ! pouring ( rom the building.
In the t < 'I'rll1c explosion bolh 1\Ic.
Lear IUltl the bomb.lll1'owor were In-
stan1l3' Itllled. A ne ro mOBlwnger
na1l1J(1 ( Wlllinm Crump , who was tryIng -
Ing to eject lho slrauger , IUlil both his
oyca blown out and was tatally In.
jlll''I1 , A dozen Ol' rflore oml110yolnnd
)1atl'o\1s ) were scvorel ) ' hurt and the
ol1t1I'O Orst OOUI' of the brmle wus
wreelcd ,
'I'hc cashlN's hod ' "as tOM ! 11mb
tl'om IImh. Hoth 101S were blown oft ,
0\10 nrm was blown from Its shoulder ;
lUlU Ihe head was all that remained.
Of the bomb.lhrowel' so lIttle wo.s
lort thnt a waste haslcot contalnod all
that was later tnken lo the morgue ,
lIe was 1I1e\'llIl " shnttoroc1 to atoms.
'l'hl' on 1) ' thing that romalned Intact
allont his bed ' 01' his clothing was tt
IIUle brass nama plnte IIltachod to 1\
buuch or Iwys , which wall found near
a strIp or blno cloth that had boen. .
lln.rt of his tro\1sers. 'fho wonls "n. .
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Sleolc Garner , Ia. . wcro Inscrlued
upon the plate. 'rhrough this clew It
was dl5Covercd that the man was Roh.
ort Slcel , who had lert lhe 10'l''a town
six 'Olrg : ngo for the cast , and hnd
prcmablY \ -lt Ol1 ltvlng wllh n. wife
and tJlI'eo children somewhere In tlllSt
cllr : then , Ills Idontlt ) would probably
novel' have been known for the little
brass late.
President Hushton , whom the
stranger had lett only half n minute
before throwIng the bomb , escaIled
sorlous Injuries , but hnd several small
cuts on his Cnce nnd hands , FIrat Vice
President Edward P. , ShanlJ1lcker ,
though only : l Cew feet awar , was un-
scathed. Second Vice President D. M ,
Falros , whoso desk Is a mere atep
from the cashier's , probably escaped
death onlr through haYing been HI
and having stnyod at home.
The explosion's force swept throug.
c\'ory deparlment or the bank and
wrought havoc as It wont. In the col.
latornl department , not far nway from
where the bomb was thrown , $100,000
worth of valuable securities were
blown from the desks and trars and
were scattered In a twisted , torn mass.
Jll t ouLsl o the waiting room ,
which la In the snme secllon of the
bank , a mnsslvo brlce ] fireplace , surmounted -
mounted br a largo marble clock , was
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n IIl/Y BELONf/JTO Wf .TIltf'OJr' H'
e , wiped out of oxlstonce , not trace re-
: malnlng of elthor timepiece or bricks ,
ot Bilnk Notes Swept Away.
From the desles or the paying teBer
111111 recol\'lng teBer the concussion
, and conseQ.uent rush ot all' swept at
lS least $20,000 In bank notes. Tbo clerIcs
IlS amI officials there , n.s woU as those In
1ft the collntornl Ilepartment , forgot Ulelr
le. Injuries , herolculb' , and went to work
lh at once to l'escue the money nnd sol -
l ! ; , curltloB , It wns reported that two
Ille cOl'lIftod chocks-ono Cor $30,000 and
[ 111 the OUlCl' for n allli larger sum-woro
as mlssln . It was not Imown whether
, they were doslroyed , blown out or the
of building , r Btolon In the excltemont.
In So ton1tlc was the force of the ex-
sh Vloslon Ulst the dead eaHhlor's watch ,
ed a beavy , cold huntlng.caso tlmoploce ,
dlwns bent tram Its flat shal10 Into the
no Corm of horseshoe , A fiat , mashed
nd llioco of gold found upon the fioor
ho near whore the bomb was thrown wna
eh IdonUfied as 1L ring ho had woru.
Whole Bulldlno Shilkcn ,
of As high up as the fifth 11001' or tho. .
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bull lng 11. d sk In nn OmQO c1JrecUI
ave l' the bn.nk was oomplet Jr ; ups(4
and the employos panlo-l\sloken : ,
mo loy ot boll. . , 80unl1ed n tht'Out1
the building' n.s telollhono b 1J In CAC !
office began to tlnlelo1ndor the 1'lbn\
lion or the bull lng and ohlmes Boun .
cd on every sldo. 'fhe news etand Iq
front ot the bank \vIUI mixed up. al
ballly as though It hEld been turned
UlIsldo down , 1'np 0 I'll , books nnd ml18'
Ilzlnes wore sco.llt'ro < l ovcl7whern.
It was nn hour boCoro anythlI\J : Uko
orelor wus rostored. Some of the banl ( :
ornclal ! ! and clerlts actually did not
know they were Injured until frIends
or slrangors J10lnlcd out tholr wounds
The banc's ! telephone B 'stem was
thrown out of ardor by UlO oxploslon
and the attal'hcs ra.n aU I\.ver tbo
nalghborhoo , bloolly and dlBarra1 ! t
seolelng 'phonctl over which thor could
let thell' famlllcs' Imow that they \Vero
safe , I
I ugcno 1\Iel1hone , secretary to the
scconi. ! vlco } 1roshlent , who WitS canght
nlmost In the contcr of the explosion's
l'adltlS , recovered consciousness before
nlll rOl\chClt him , and then wnlko
about for flve minutes , dazed and help.
Ius , before ho dl&covercd that the In.
Ilex finger at his right hand had baen
bloTrn eomplotely otto I
Crowds numbering tJlousc.nds ga.th.
ercd In Fourlh street , In trent of the
building : 1n Harmony street , to the
south of It , and In Ortnnno. street , upon -
on which the real' windows taco ,
Aloug bolh thone Il1tlcr strcots chast-
Iy rollc ! Ilbol1ndcxl. In Orlanna. street
were fragments of glnss nnd wood to
which particles ot flesh adhered , Har-
mOIlY street WM lIttered trom curb to
curb with g19.ss nnel WClJd , with here
nUll there n bit of brllflB tram the
grlHvlork. Bome of t.ho ultrll.morbld
tooJe awn ) ' In tbelr llocleob. . some bits
of the debris n8 80uvonlrs , I
A.ll afterncon and evening the Bul-
lilt building WIlS'Ialtc by the
crowds , At night the IIOUCC were 8t111
In oharGo or the bnnk , Tllo offioials
were there , too , gollll ) oval' acoounto
to sea that the money and s&CurlUon
were Intact. Outside or the two corW
fled chocles reported missIng , 1t wad
said , unofficla.ll ' , that over .thlng had
been found.
Bomb Thrower an Iowa Man ,
Robert Sleele , who undoubtedly Is
ilio bomb thrower who wrecked the
Fo'Jrth SLreet National bllnk 1n Phlla.
delphia , left Garner , la" six years ago
wIlli llls wlro amI two children , going
to Chicago where he secured employ-
ment. From there ho went east and
while he ( lid not correspon wIth persons -
sons In Garner It , vas launed there
thl.lt ho had ocftted In Philadelphia. I
Whllo 1n Garnol' he ran a harvosth1
macblne shOIl In which bo wn no\
overlY successtul In securing w r
Ho was or a morose , despondent , rotlr-
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lug dlBposlUon , mixing little with people -
plo generally ,
Ho belloved the world owed hIm a
livIng ami In numerous letters wrIt.-
ton wblle ho was In GarnoI' aald that
the Unltod States owed him Q l1TeU ,
hood and thnt ho WIl.8 golnar to oolloot
It though ho was having dlmoulty In
dolnu 80. BooauS ot tllJlI o.lUtudo hCl
was ooIUlldorod by mlUl ) ' to bo m 1lJ
tally deranged but was never looko
upon as n tlanaorous or doaP61'8.lt
man.
man.Atter
Atter giving up his maohlno Ihop he
peddled vatent mediolnos tor . t1m.a.
Steel WM 35 years old. HI hili I
brother , Oharle9 Steele , HYing '
Klemmo , 111. .
Steelo'c widow and tl1ml1y Uve 0.
1770 North Auhland avenue , Ohlol.l <
His tathor , now dend , wa.s o.n aotivl
Soolallst.
Accounted FOI\
She-Mr. Dudlolgb 18 looking mol1
lIke hhusolt , don't YiOl think ?
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Joshua Commands
the Sun
A STORY OF Tlln CONQUEST
OF CANAAN
By tbe "Hllbwa , and Bywa , " Preacher
( COI'lrlghtlVUi. 1t1 the Author , W. II , & < 1loD , )
Scrhlluro Aulhor1tJoshua : 10 :
1-27.
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SERMONETTE ,
Faithfulness to a promlse.-
There Is no more strIking lIIus.
tratlon In the Bible. we thInk ,
of the faithful fulfillment of a
pledge given than this IncIdent
of Joshua going up to the aId of
Glbeon. Here was a people
doubly desplscd In the eyes of
Joshua and the people of Israel ,
first , because they were a heathen -
en people , and second , because
they had tricked Israel Into a
distasteful alliance , And yet ,
when the crr for help came
Joshua and the people with him
hesitated not but made haste to
go up to the defense of the Glb-
eonltes. Under a strict Inter.
pretatlon of the agreement
made , Joshua was under no obligations -
ligations to fight Glbeon's battles -
tles , and what more natural
feeling for Joshua and the peo.
pie of Israel , who but a short
time before had wanted to de.
stroy the Gibeonltes notwlth.
standing the oath of Joshua and
the princes of Israel , than fer
them to welcome the peril which
threatened Glbeon as an easy
and fortunate eSCilpe from a
most distasteful alliance , But
no. The spirit of the agceement
was that Glbeon shouLd dwell
wIth them In the lan ; 'she had
Identified herself with Israei ,
and had acknowledged the sue
premacy of the true God ; therefore -
fore Israel would fight for her.
Because of the prom Iso Joshua
and his men would face peril
and hardship. Glbeon's plea for
i help should not go unheeded.
I What a noble devotion to lofty
I Ideals.
To.day there is not the same
fine conceptions , the s me faith.
fulness In the fulfillment of a
promise , The modern Joshua
looks for technicalities , the legal
loophole which will let him slip
free from the fulfillment of an
obligation. He keeps the agree.
ment that he cannot escape , but
as for doing more , not he. If
the Glbeon who Is In trouble
can show undisputed claim upon
his time and resources , then he
will go up to his help , but If
there Is convenient escape from
the promise gIven , then he will
. let Glbeon shift for himself.
But Joshua of old had the dl.
vine conception of the importance -
tance and Inviolability of an
oath , and he did all and more
than that oath demanded. And
God honored Guch spirit of self-
I : : : : : crlficlng devotion by giving
, Joshua power over the forces of
li'1ture , and lenothenlng the day
,
) 1 hat the task undertaken
Ight be fully done.
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I THE STORY ,
tI : ' mRCELY the batl1e raged and
'I' gradually the arm ) ' of Israel was
lrlvlng the great hosts o [ the enemy
Ibackward , All Ilny long the struggle
'had ' continued and now the sun was
nearing the western horizon and two
hours moro would see it disappearIng
below the mountain's crest. Defeat
now seemed certain to Adonl.zedec
Icing of Jerusalem and to the othm
lour lclnga who hud federated them ,
, selves with him In the assault upon
I the atronghold of G1ueon , and the
; only gleam of hope lor their shnller.
armies as they gradually fell bac1 ;
betore the men of Israel was th t
'darkness would ore long be UP01 ]
I thorn and they would tben be able 10 es
j cape undOl' Its frlendl ) ' COVCI' . And
I what though the G1beonites had es
I cape thom this tlmo through lh (
help of. Israel , they would recoup theh
shnttered nrmles and some day latc !
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came upon them unawares and punlsl
I tbem for the trent ' of pence whlcl
they had mndo wllh Israel.
It had como nlmost ns a complell
, surprise to flnd thnt the army 0
Israel In1l1 come up to the hell ) of the
l1eoplo of GlbCDn , and the ' had learn
cd during the dny while the baltle wa :
on that Joshua b ) ' forced march dm
Ing t o darlmess .of the-night beCorl
had mstoned from Gilgal to Glbem
and hlld his divisIons drawn ul1ln bat
tIe order when the great armies of tlll
flve Itlngs had allleared [ , It Is litH
wonder therefol'o that at. the ver ' bE
ginning the ) ' shonld hnvo been dh
concerted , Ullil uororo the day wn
half OVOl' It became cvlllent llUl
.1Dshua would wlu the vlclor ' , and , awe
wo have sl1ld , Al1onl'7.ndec I1nd th
, fOUl' lel11g8 with him , 118 they too
council logether , watched the de
BcelHUng sun , and thanked theh' god
that aD on dnl'kness would give ther
. lho opportunity oC mnlelng good thol
I escnpe , If It did not also gh'o th01
' tbo ehnnco to strlko hero I1nd ther
itgnlnst their IXlwcrful fee ,
Filled t.hus with the Inn'lloae to SIlV
the remnanls of theft. armies , war
wus sent through the mnlta that u
soon us dm'kness hlld como the ) ' WOl
to scatter and como togelhor again I
Mnkkedah.
"Lot the front ranks main lain I
sLrong n lIne as IlOlslble ! , and tn
! mcle gradunll ' when the major 111\
of the Corces together with their su
plies nt1l1 arms slmll make propar
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tlon Cor the final l1I ll when da.rkness
hl1K come , " were t" " htslrl1cUons.
Iu the meantlmo Joshua wns watch. ' \ .
Ing 'the lll'ogr.css 01 lho bntfle from
u high 110Iut o\'QI'looklng the bal.
lIeOeld , lIe saW the struggling lino3
o [ men , anti lhat sl"w1) ' but Intrely
his forccR were mlvanclng , bul fiS he
lifted his o'ea to the fI\I11 and moas.
ured Hs distance Crom the horizon , ho
muttered :
"Darkncss will be tl11011 us before
0\11' \ victory 13 comillele , lL1Hl then our
enemies wlll escape UR , "
"Oh , Gpl1 , " ho conllnucd , after _ a
) JntlflOj "dltlst not thQu toll U9 thllt llou
hadst delivered thcm Inlo our hands.
and that there should not It man of
them stand hofol'o us ? And hero tiley
are about 1.0 escape , for t.bo nIght
won cometh , " Anl1 ulmost 1soh es-
callcd fl'Om the greal , strong num , ns
ho IIfLed his e 'cfl to hen.vcn.
Were the ' to fall short of a com. -
111ete vlctor ' ? Had the ) ' nut heen told
to destror lILl'rl ' lhoso who bill dctl-
anco 10 0011 and Ool1's 1 > COJp , and
were they now toO lie hlnrlerml by the
I '
, uhOl'tness of the day ?
"Yeu , will the ) ' not sn3' that it wus .
theh' gOtl , the , sun god , which has
helped them ? " be cried , "Wi11 they ; - . . . , : -
not clnlm that. he has hl1stonod his
\
journe3' across Lhe hellvons ao tu ! to . . . . : i
qulcleh' brIng the ? darlmosfI to their , ; !
relief ? " " , ff
But'doe3 not the sun mo\'c at the- , : '
eTlctates at God's will ? the thought
suddenh' CIU110 to him , and ( \IDu l ho
asked : "Cannot the God who rolled
aside Ule waters of the ned sea a.nd
lhen the .101'dan , also make tbe sun ,
moon 111111 sLars to obo ) ' him 1"
'WIth the expression of the thought
came the Inner peuce ul d assurance
that he could , Dnd he woultJ , and de.
sccnellng qulclcly Into the midst of
the hosts of Israel , he- shouted :
"Slack not thy Imnds , 'Pho Lord
will give thee cotnvleLe vltorJ" ! over "
these th3' enemies. " . " .
"nut the night cometh : ' was shout-
oil back. "And In the dnrkness wc
dare not fight , lest we smite trl nd for
fee , "
"Yea , but God will lengUlC l his
du ' , " JoshulI. shouted back , And Ulen ,
lifting his hands townrd the honvens ,
ho cried : JW , stand thol1 sUit upon
Glbeon ; and ou , moon , 1n the valley
of Ajalon ! "
That was all that wan said , Joshua.
returned to his observaUon point and
the soldiers who had been ahOlst him
turned and carried the now _ everywhere -
where throl gh the ranks or Israel . -
that darllght would not fall them , for ; "
.Joshun had commnnded the sun to
stnnd slill. 'Vlth new , 'Igor and earn ,
eslness the ' fought. Ono I onr-two " t
hours went by , and sUll the llOSls or ? \ . . '
the enemJ" stubbornly slrovo to hold
<
Israel 1n check ,
Hopefullr at first did they turn their
e'es towards the sun , Then ns the
tuoments grew inlo tl1e first hour and
then the second , and atlll the sun
held Its place In the henvens , they
.
looked In anxlet ) and growIng terror
at the sight. Adonl.zedec and the
kings with him paced to and fro ,
What slrange thIng WI16 this ! 'Vas
the sun In.league wtth tholl' Cl1emles ,
thnt he should tarr ' thus In UIO hea\-
ens ? In the agony of dCijpcration
the ' cl'led to their gods to hear them
and send the darkness , but their crIes
were onlr drowned 1n the din f battle -
tle , which thlcltCned a out { hem ,
I aster and fastm' now become the re.
ll'eat , until tt was clear that It would
soon develop into panlc-strlcke ' -
flight. 'rhe flve kings"as thor watch-
ell the progress of the batbe renl-
IZClI that nll wns lost , and while ret
the ' had lhe opportunity Iln their
men were bravely strivIng to hold In
check the onward rush pf tl1e Is-
mellles , they soug111 safety In l.gbt ,
and came at last to the el1\'o at l\fnk-
kedah , -
ut of what avnll their flIOht ? The
sun aUll shone In the hel1veIHf , and followed -
lowed them as though to reveal their
IIIght , liS Indeed 1t did , for sonlp of the
men of Ismel fighUng on the outer
edges of lho battle lIne , observed this
movement , nnd hastenetl w tollow ,
and came up with them jast ns they
Illsappeared Into the dark depths or
I the great cave , And when ono ot . .
lhelr number had returned and told
Joshua that the five Icings were Illd.
don 1n the CI\.VO at Mlkleedah , he sent
word lhat they should seal the mouth
of the cave amI sot at wntch there , .
_ while lho forces of Israel continuell
the 11ursult o [ the now aont.terM nnd
Hoeing enom ' .
And there was no day like thnt be-
fol'o It or after it , that the Lord harkened -
ened unto the vol co of a Inlln ; Cor the
Lord fought for Isrnel. And the SUIl
slood still and tlO ! moon stayed unUI
lhe l1eollle hall avenged themsolves.
upon their enemies. '
Unique Midday Servlce ,
An InnovnUon In church clroles has
been the holding of midday services > > , ( . . ,
In the new 1\1adlson Square Prooby-
terian ehU1'ch , New York city , the } ms.
tor of which Is the great 'J , ' mmauy
noDI' . Charle '
lIaIl fighLer , \ II. Pat'lt-
hU1'sl , These services commence at
12 : 10 o'elocle and last just 1j" [ minutes ,
'rho organ pln's Cor ten minutes 'be.
fore the meoUng ucglns. DI' , Pnrl , : .
hU1'st's ultu llaB been to lOop the gath.
erlngs ns shuillo r.lul Informal aB OS'
slule. Theyhnvo been In the way of
1\11 experIment , hoh1g beld every week.
cIar eKcellt Satunln ) ' .
I nternatlona ) Prayer Circle ,
An Informal organization , to he
Imown ns " 'J'ho Intordenomlnational
Pl'tlyor Circle of America , " has re.
cenlIyJCen \ Cor111ed. Ita purp080 18
10 enllat ns many church 1100plo nR
11Os9lblo , In all denominations nnll
IS throughout the country , for dofiulte ,
,11 covCllllntod IH'a 'or InvokIng rovlval. , .
rt A fullol' elIhmation of the 111111mny ) .It. . . . . . . ( . w ,
p. be obtulned b ) ' ullllrossll\g Hov , Henry . ,
n. D. Roller , lIuntlug\mrgll \ , Ind.