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Sorry He Spoke.
There IH a ct't'tiuiiertt \ \ Philadelphia
bncheioi wiio IH very fund ot children.
Itecciitly whi'ii tii > wim riding on a '
Chestnut street trolley cnr 11 woman
nnt opposite him with n tmtiy in hur
nrms. Suddenly the tin by began to <
cry KvtT > one in tin- car seemed to
bo annoyed ami a general scowl went i
nroiind linn is "Very one except the |
bachelor , lie tried to allow by thu
benign expression of his face that I tic
crying ot Hit1 bnuy was sweet music to
him. lie mulled at HIL youngster , but
the noise only grew louder. Finally
he leaned across Hit * car.
"Perhaps there's a pin sticking tiltn. " j
he wild In n stage whisper and nflo.r
Ilu > manner of one who understands
nil the complexities and troubles of
tin by life. There wan a profound si- ,
Icnce In the ear until the mother an- |
"Wo. there's no pin sticking blm. "
he 8iiId at Mint In a lone ot acorn and
with much emphasis on the last word.
Then she continued. "He's Beared be
cause you're making faces at him. "
After that the bachelor lapsed Into
penslveness. - I'lilladelphla Times.
The Starling' Tongue.
It IH extraordinary how many per-
ROIIH are under the Impression that. In
order to etui hie a bird to talk , It Is nb-
Kolutoly necessary to cut or silt Its
tongue. I have heard that this fal
lacy had Its origin In the following
utory : A man had a number of star
lings In a large cage marked "Fine
Young Starlings - Only 1 Shilling
Each.1' and as oiieh would be pur
chaser arrived the man would say.
"There's a tine bird there , sir. " pointIng -
Ing out one of tliein. "but I want half
n crown for him. because he's the only
one with a cut tongue , so he Is bound
to bo a talker. " lie would then pro
ceed to catch I lie bird and show the
cut tongue and Invariably succeeded
In effecting a sale. This dodge would
be repeated as each new customer ar
rived and departed rejoicing at his
good bargain. The reader perhaps Is
not aware that nil starlings have n
very peculiar formation at the ex
tremity of the tongue , which gives the
nppcnrniico of a little piece having
been wili.pi'd out of It. London Strand
MURRAY TO MAKE A TRIP.
He's Going to Find Out Why Bank
Examiners Can't Get Facts.
Washington , Sept. 10. Close on the
heels of the radical shakcup In the
ranks of bank examiners , by which
twenty men on Thursday wore shitted
to new fields , Comptroller of the Cur
rency Murray today announced ho
would make personal investigation of
conditions in all examination districts.
The comptroller in a statement ad
dressed to examiners said :
"In almost every case of n national
bank failure since I have been comp
troller the Insolvency could have been
averted had the national hank exam
iners determined the true condition
and reported his Ilndlngs In time for
me to force a correction In the admin
istratlon in the bank's affairs. "
Condemning the excuses made by
the bank examiners In practically
every case , Mr. Murray said he had
been compelled to undertake a per
sonal examination of the conditions in
every district so as to ascertain at
llrst hand why an examiner Is unable
to discover impending disaster In the
affairs of a bank.
He will be accompanied and assist
cd by Oscar L. Telling , formerly a
national bank examiner and now chief
of the division of reports In the comp
After citing that examiners of failed
banks had offered excuses that they
Imd not been able to learn in advance
of n bank's true condition , that of
ficers and directors of the banks would
not correct conditions brought to their
attention or any one of another dozen
reasons , Mr. Murray In his statement
"The comptroller also desires to as
certain why some examiners are cap
able of correcting , while they are in
the bank , all tjie conditions subject to
criticism , when other examiners are
cither unable or unwilling to accom
plish like results and only report their
criticisms to the comptroller's ollice.
"Many of the examiners state in
their reports of examinations , for
warded to the comptroller's office , that
It Is a hardship not only on examiners ,
but on many of the members directory
of country banks , to ask the various
boards to meet with the examiner dur
ing the progress at the time of exam
The comptroller is of the opinion
that the board of directors which will
not or cannot meet with n represen
tative of the government for a short
time twice a year to go over In detail
the conditions which he finds and re
ports to It. Is composed of members
who are not doing their duty in any
sense of the word , and It Is now pro
posed to llnd out whether or not the
hardship complained of by the exam
iners really exists. "
TOO CARELESS WITH RIFLE.
Bullet Whizzes Past a Man's Face ,
Nearly Striking Him.
Carelessness on the part of young
boys shooting with a 22-cnllbre rifle
yesterday afternoon came very near
costing a life when a bullet discharged
from the gun passed close enough to
the face of n man working near the
nlloy between Fourth and Fifth streets
that It burned his face. The boys were
uhootlng nt sparrows and the bullet
glanced from Its mark. It sang dan
gerously near where George Stalcup
nnd other men were working.
Less Steel On Hand.
Now York , Sept. 10. The unflllei
tonnage of the United States Steel
corporation on hand August 31 was
3,537,128 tons , n decrease of 433,803
tons as compared with the unfilled
tonnage on hand at the end of the
quarter ending July 31.
News want ads are result-getters.
[ Thcr nro clmMnB borne thieves
with motorcars In Kunsua now.
News Itnni. )
Conic , crnnk your swift nuto and
jump to the wheel.
Wo need all the strength of 1(8 (
quivering Btoel ,
For forty-five hornoa nro Bono tn
the nlKht ,
And wo must Klvo chase to the rob-
bcru In IllKht.
If forty-llvo hornnn nro stolen nnd
A motor of sixty ithould catch them
And we'll run down the thieves an
they Bnllop nway
And string them up hlffh , a they
do In a [ ilny.
Across the "prny-rare-rt * " we buoy
With wheels that Bccm scarcely to
stay on the ground.
The Bpnrkcr Is working with per
The piston Is dolnir much better
The Hist ! There's a cloud In the
distance , nnd see
The robbers are hcatterlng tacks an
Swing oft tram the pnthl Take n
chnnco nt the fence !
The way that she cleared ft Is
smncthlnK Immense !
And now wo nro cloeo on the trail
let 'cr BO !
They're riding their best , but their
bc.st Is too slow.
You tend to your driving. I'll shoot
whun I must.
Dane ! There Is ono robber who's
bitten tha dust.
Surrounded by autos , they Klvo up
The horses arc saved nnd the rob
bers bound fast ,
And the mininger snya ho Is euro ft
As the Ilncst of films at a vaude
BOSS COX'S SAPPHIRE EYES
ONE REMARKABLE FEATURE
Cincinnati G. O. P. Dictator Also Quiet
In Demeanor ,
What sort of man Is George B.
Cox. the Republican dictator of Ham
ilton county , Cincinnati ? lie's the
most modest spoken person you'd meet
In n day's walk. In the old days he
was n butcher. Ho Is now president
of n trust company In Cincinnati , and
along with diarl. s P. Taft and others
ho Is powerful In the traction interests
The pccnlinritr or Uls itmkeup Is his
eyes. They nrr 11K < sapphires. They
shine red rtui blm.1 nud white , nnd his
face Is pin' ; . When he l-i angry those
eyes are sanphlro. Vet his demeanor
never el nige * . It ! . . fiilm and Im
passive , nud. while bts voice Is hoarse ,
there is a i into strain to h , I'.u'l he
never r.il e.s ' He seems to Ueep
ulnnelf wit .in i omuls.
No ninitcr whether you believe In
Cox 01 j.ot as n political factor , In tins
estimation of Ms friends as well as his
enemies he does not on public occa
sions lose himself. Cox has talked
more within the last few months than
ever before In all of his thirty years
of Republican leadership of Cincin
As yon get older , said a psychologi
cal critic the other day , you are apt
to talk more , and this critic recalled
that Ulchnrd Crokor , for twenty years
the Democratic master of Tammany
Hall , talked more In his later career ,
and perhaps this talk led to bis un
Cox's bet of $15,000 that Judge Oren
Brltt Brown would be nominated for
governor , in the opinion of Cox's friends
n Ohio , greatly Injured Brown's
"The moral element of the state , "
said one of Cox's lieutenants , "was
greatly shocked when Cox offered to
make this bet"
As matter of fact , according to com
petent testimony , only $1.250 of that
> et was taken up. Thus Cox lost
tl,2.r > 0 by Brown's defeat.
'Harding will have to contribute
certainly that $1.250 to the campaign
fund. " said one of Cox's lieutenants ,
'If UP wants to secure Cox's support. "
CLEVELAND ANCESTOR SLAVE.
Sold For Sixteen Gallons of Rum In
Through the efforts of residents of
the town of Westflold , the genealogy
of the late President Cleveland may
soon be worked out , thus revealing
one of the most romantic chapters In
the early history of Massachusetts.
On n tour of Investigation , which
has occupied most of the last ten
years , and which , with Its last stop
ping place In Westfleld , has now led
to the island of Guernsey in the Eng
lish channel , Miss Hose Cleveland , sis
ter of the late president , thus hopes
soon to set forth n new chapter In the
history of the famous president.
Through this search , now temporar
ily halted In the little Island where
Miss Cleveland Is nt present carrying
on the work , there has been establish
ed beyond a doubt the fact that two
generations of ancestors of Grover
Cleveland were after their arrival in
America , some 200 years ago , held in
slavery , ono of them , the Into presi
dent's great-grandfather , being sold to
n woman In Canada for sixteen gallons
lens of rum.
A fool's heart Is In his tongue , bnt a
wise man's tongue is In his heart.
GOLF QUARTET DEFIES.
Chicago Champions Challenge Any
City In United States to Beat Them.
Chicago's champion nnd former
champion golfers have Issued an In
formal challenge to any city In the
United States to produce a team which
can defeat National Champion Robert
A. Gardner of Illnsdnle , Western
Champion Charles Evans , Jr. , of
Edgewater , Intercollegiate Champion
Albert Seckel of Hlnsdalo , former Na
tional and Western Champion II.
Chandler Egan of Exmoor , with Paul
Hunter of Midlothian as substitute.
A News want nil will get it for yon
TITLED WOMANJS FLORIST.
Lady Angola Forbes Third of Family
Lady Angela Purlieu Is the latest re
cruit to the will ; * of title shopkeeper *
In London. Her enterprise IM a flower
Hliop. where she personally walls on
customer * and sells them plants and
blossoms nl fancy prices. The little
store Is prettily lilted tip. and the titled
proprietress tilts about among her
wares wearing n blue apron and gar
dening gloves. "My Shop" Is the sign
over the dour.
Lady Angela Is the third member
of Blanche , Lady RosHlyn's. family to
go Into trade. Her sister , the Duchess
of Sutherland. has a shop In Hond
street for the Hale of the silver , pot
tery and metal work made by the
Cripples guild , and Lady Warwick ,
her half sister , was In the millinery
business In Bond street and later In
Sloanc street and now controls n horticultural
ticultural Hc-hool for girls.
Lord Itosslyn. the elder brother , was
at one time editor of Scottish Life and
a war correspondent In Ladysmlth. Ho
afterward adopted the stage as n pro
BASEBALL WILLJJEVER DIE.
< Vill Live In Heaven In Spiritual
'Baseball In Heaven" was the sub-
ect of a sermon preached by the Rev.
' . Julian Tnthlll , pastor of the Congre-
atlonal church of Mattapolsett , Mass.
le said In part :
"Heaven Is but an evolution of this
orld. A Christian may love a ball
panic and. loving It. remain n Chris-
Ian. Why. then , Is It not safe to
rophesy that even the game of base-
iall will have Its place In some splr-
: ual form In heaven ? "
ARMY LANCES STILL FAVORED
Germans Experiment With New Style
The lance as a cavalry weapon has
ustllled Its existence , military experts
igree , In the South African and the
.Uisso-.Iapanese war In spite of those
who decried the arm as old fashioned
and cumbersome. The German mill-
ury authorities still believe In shock
actlcs and the cavalry charge , and un
der those circumstances the lance In
he Prussian Uhlan's hands remains a
Experience , however , has also shown
hat the lance point often makes too
loop wounds for the shaft to be withdrawn -
drawn quickly , and so the lancer runs
ho risk of having It wrenched from
lis grasp In the charge. The cavalry
reglmeuls stationed at Brunswick and
Strasburg are experimenting with a
lew kind of lance which carries a ball
jelow the base of the lance head , preventing -
venting It from penetrating further.
It Is said that the new arm Is just
as effective In disabling an enemy and
Is free from other disadvantages. It
will probably be adopted by all the
German lancer regiments.
AERIAL BUOYS ARE PATENTED
German Aeronauts Want Channels
Marked In Sky.
German aeronauts are already talkIng -
Ing about the mapping out of properly
lighted airship tracks for the guidance
of dirigibles and aeroplanes traveling
by night or when weather conditions
make it necessary for airmen to fly
above low hanging clouds -which hide
the landscape. The technical paper
Luftschlffhnlle says that n patent has
Just been Issued for a new system of
stationary luminous aerial buoys of
enormous candle power.
They are to be connected by wires
with the earth. Different colors are
proposed ns signals Indicating threat
ening storms , the direction of the sur
face winds and dangerous landing
The only objection seems to be the
? est of lighting a whole air track ,
is buoys to bo effective should
aot be placed too far apart. Never
theless. It seems the system Is going
to be adopted for a start by some
uirge cities to equip their landing
places for airships.
KAISER'S PHRASE ORDINARY.
"Great and Good Friend" Not Ex
pressive of Anything.
"Great and good friend , " the phrase
used by the kaiser In addressing the
Nicaraguan president , seems to have
created n tempest In a teapot in Ger
many , where It gave fiery editorial
writers an opportunity to talk bellig
erently about England.
It is admitted that the familiar
phrase was not the product of the
Kaiser's own pen , but that It was used I
as a mere conventional expression by
an olllclal In the foreign ollice , whoso
duty It Is to write nice letters to presi
dents nnd princes upon their promo
Queen Victoria was more sparing in
her use of the address Intimate. In |
writing to President Buchanan fifty
years ago thanking him for the at
tentions shown to her son the Prince
of Wales she merely addressed the
president as "My good friend , " sign
ing her letter , "Always your good
When Louis Napoleon was elected
president of the French republic she
addressed him as "My good friend. "
Being a sovereign herself , when Na
poleon became emperor she addressed
him as "Mon frere. "
Coombs Pitched Longest Game ,
Jack Coombs , ope of Connie Mack's
star pitchers. Is tin- hero of the longest
game in the history of the American
league. He won a twenty-four Inning
contest from Boston , September , lOne ,
i to 1.
Life is a burden imposed upon yoi :
by God. What you make of It , that II
will bo , to you. Take It up bravely
bear It Joyfully , lay It down trlnm
. phantly. Gull Hamilton.
Madison , Neb. , Sept. 0. lMO.--lIoard !
met hjHsitatit to adjournment. Pres-1
lent. Commissioners , Henry Sunder
man. John Malone ami Htirr Taft.
Minutes of meeting of August 211.
19)i. ) ( rend and approved. On motion
the following claims were allowed : 1
Loonnn Lumber Co. , lumber ,
bridge $ 5.75
I.oonan Lumber Co. , lumber
R. I ) . No. hi 4.55 ,
Loonnn Lumber Co. , lumber
i budge a 1.75
| I.oonan Lumber Co. , lumber
, bridge 10.20
J. J. MnttlHon , work , R. I ) . No.
i 1C 12.GO
, S. M. Dowling. work. R. U. , No.
Loonnn Lumber Co. , R. 1) . No.
10 , order of W. P. Dlxon 38.30
W. P. Dlxon grading II. I ) . No.
1C , claimed $130 , allowed less
$12.50. over charge , allowed
$117.50 , less $38.30 , allowed to
I.oonan Lumber Co. , by order
of W. P. IMxon 79.20
Hume-Robertson-WycolT Co. ,
| lumber bridge , R. D. No. 1C. . 8.10
'n. ' 15. lletrick , work , R. D. No.
| 1C 30.80
; Hume-Robertson-Wycoff Co. ,
I lumber , R. 1) . No. 20 59.22
' S. O. Davles , work , R. IX No.
Fred G. Volk , work. R. D. No.
j ! 7 4.00
1 Inme-Robertson-Wycoff Co. ,
I lumber , R. D. No. 10 19.88
j ; Loonan Lumber Co. , lumber , R.
I D. No. 10 20.30
John Makelln , work , R. D. No.
1 1C 10.00
Frank Utiettner , work , R. D. ,
, No. li ( 0.00
B. B. lletrick , work , C. D. No.
j 3 12.00
Sherman Snider , bridge work. . C.OO
Sherman Snider , work , R. D.
i No. 4 8.40
Sherman Snider , work , R. D.
J No. 4 49.75
B. 13. lletrick , work , C. D. , No.
S. M. Dowling , bridge work 20.40
E. A. Young , work , C. D. No. 2
assigned to Jack Koenigsteln. 22.50
Hume-Robertson , Wycoff Co. ,
lumber bridges 4.30
W. n. Suyder , work , R. D. , No.
. O. W. Beebe , work , R. D. No.
R. D. No. 20 , culvert , R. D. No.
. 5 11.20
J. T. Moore , work. C. D. No. 2. . 20.00
Fred Byerly , work , C. D. No. 2. . 22.50
Looiiau Lumber Co. , gravel , R.
| D. No. 2i ( 23.90
E. A. Young , work on culvert ,
i ' R. D. No. 20 24.75
j j J. T. Moore , work on culvert , C.
I I D. No. 1 32.00
i Fred Hyerly , work on culvert ,
! j R. D. No. 20 24.75
E. J. Baumnn , work on culvert ,
1 i R. D. No. 20 12.40
Madison city , electric lighting. .31.00
R. A. Swartwout , surveying
drainage ditch No. 2 48.00
Hnm & Roessler , surveying for
J. W. Best , nuto hire 20.00
George W. Go IT , serving drain
age ditch No. 2 notice 2.35
H. Sunderman , labor and mile
Grant S. Mears , serving ditch
N. A. Housel , postage , etc 11.82
N. A. Housel , salary 11C.G7
Gus Kaul , salary 50.00
Loonan Lumber Co. , lumber for
C. S. Smith , salary and fees. . . 176.55
Hubbard Bros , ditching 38.00
Ilubhard Bros. , ditching 84.55
Hubbard Bros. , ditching 100.00
Hubbnrd Bros. , ditching 100.00
Hubbard Bros. , ditching 100.00
J. U. Hide , making ballot box. . 1.25
J. L. Grant , appraising road. . . . 3.50
S. C. Sutton , appraising road. . . 3.50
j F. H. Davis , appraising road. . . 3.50
U. H. Katterman , repairs 14.20
H. F. Barney , rent for election. 5.00
S. R. McFarlnnd , postage and
A. E. Ward , abstracting 1.50
i Hume-Robertson-Wycoft' Co. ,
( coal for jail 9.05
'Franz ' Dittrlck , wolf scalps 14.00
! Hubbard Bros. , drainage ditch
I No. 2 , on contract 557.05
'Hubbard ' Bros. , ditching 85.50
U. D. Mathews , livery and deliv
ering ballots 21.50
John Malone , labor and mile
Burr Tnft , labor nnd mileage. . 25.00
On motion the treasurer was In
structed to transfer from the 1910
I general fund to Drainage Ditch No ,
' 2 fund the sum of $800 , the same to be
In the nature of n loan.
In the matter of Drainage Ditch
No. 2 the board finds that the total
cost of said ditch is $752 , and assessed
the same as benefits against the following -
' lowing property , nnd Instructed the
j county clerk to extend the amounts
j on the 1910 tax list.
I Madison county to pay $188.00
I East Vi nw'/innd w no'/i and
wVj se'A noV4 of 29-24-1 , Aug
ust Rnnsch 47.00
Northeast 14 neVi.oVj so 4 no i
29 , and ne > 4 nw > 4 of 28 , all In
24-1 , Obed Raasch 47.00
Northwest Vi of swlof nwV4
of 28-24-1 , August Haaso es
Northeast 4 swVi mvi of 28-
24-1 , O. Dedernmn 47.00
East Vj nwi of 28-24-l.J.
North , < of sw 28-24-1 , J. SO.
. .Mathewson 141.00
Northeast /4 of seVi of 28-24-1 ,
F. Hnnso estate , 94.00
On motion the board adjourned to
meet September 20 , 1910 , at 1 o'clock
! ' m >
j S. U. McKnrlnnd ,
1 County Clerk.
Try n News want ad.
D- - " Ooo ooO -
PFOPIF'S Pflf PIT
JTJLtfVlI ] uLj vJ F ULrfJTl 1. . .
, . Messiah's '
bcrmon by _ , ,
CHARLES T. Coming Kingdom
"Behold , a King shall reign in
righteousness , and princes shall rule
in judgment" ( Isamh xxxii , I ) .
Brooklyn. Sept. 4.-Pastor Russell
preached today In the Academy of MM-
Hie. our largest Auditorium , the "Tab
ernacle" being of Insufllctcnt capacity.
He had n very attentive hearing.
There were many Hebrews In tte
large audience. He snld In part :
"Coming events ea t their shadows
before. " Startling shadows are all
about us. A great change In the af
fairs of men Is Indicated nnd acknowl
edged by all thoughtful. Intelligent
people. The world's pace during the
past fifty years astonishes everybody.
Now eonditlons meet us on every hand.
The majority of bonks written half a I
century ago along scientific lines are j
considered rubbish today. Hules and ,
customs and theories of the past , sup
posed to be immovable and absolute ,
are abandoned as worthless hi chem
istry. In manufactures. In art. In
llnnnce and commerce. All these
changes necessitate a new view of so
cial conditions and a re-exatnlnatlon of
the relationship of religion and the
Bible to man and his conditions , as
seen from the present viewpoint. The
business and social world have been
compelled to keep pace with the steps
of progress , some of them gladly and
< ome of them reluctantly. But reli-
glonNts have been placed In a most
awkward position. Religion uid mor-
til sense constitute the backbone and
tiber of the best progress In civiliza
tion. The perplexity of religious
thought , and its manifest inability to
adjust Itself to the changed conditions.
Is working a serious disadvantage to
all disposed to look to the Almighty
for guidance In life's affairs.
The Increase In worldly wisdom , the
Unproved bumnii conditions , the ad
vancement along scientific 1 files In ma
terial prosperity have turned many of
the world's brightest Intellects away
from Cod nnd from the Bible. Many
of these , still professing Christianity
in an outward , formal maiier have
really abandoned It In favor of a theo
ry of "clvlllxation. " They have wan
dered from the Divine Revelation , the
Bible. Into paths of speculation their
own and other men's. They have cogl--
tilted that the reverse of the Bible
statements is the Truth that Instead
of man falling from the Image of God
Into sin and death , he is rising from a
brute or monkey plane upward , grad
ually , to Divine heights. Instead of
looking for a great Deliverer. Messiah.
Savior. Life-tlver. ! they are hoping to
be let alone by any outside Influence ,
that certain fancied laws of Evolution
might help them upward and onward
to glory , honor and Immortality.
The result Is that religious thought
today everywhere and in all denomina
tions Is chaotic. The whole of Chris
tendom has practically become Agnostic
tic admitting that they do not know
the Truth nor how to adjust their rea
soning faculties to present consecra
tion. They are In an expectant atti
tude seeking light. Nevertheless many
fear the light lest It shall make mani
fest cherished errors or selfish hopes
and ambitions which must be abandon
ed. But they are still pretending to
know many things which we and they
know that they do not know. But
dally the strain becomes more Intense.
Gradually everybody Is recognizing
that there Is a great crisis along every
line that the people are awakening
and thinking and will no longer re
ceive their errors.
Converting the World to God.
Fifty years ago Christian people , full
of faith In the Bible which they seri
ously misunderstood and read with
sectarian spectacles of various colors ,
were fully agreed that God had given
his Church the commission to convert
the whole world and to establish Mes
siah's Kingdom , when the nations
would learn war no more , but beat
their swords Into plowshares and their
spears Into prunlng-hooks. Zealous
Christian people urged that the hea
then were going down to n hell of
eternal torment at the rate of ninety
thousand every twenty-four hours.
And noble men and women sacrificed
their earthly Interests for the assist
ance of the heathen to prevent that
awful catastrophe , to help thwart the
very program of God which some
other Christian people of an earlier
day had declared was predestinated
mil foreordained as unalterable. Good
was certainly attempted.Ve trust
that some good was accomplished. We
know that some harm was done. In
that fallacious conceptions of the char
acter nnd plan of thu Creator were
promulgated amongst the heathen ,
which have hardened and embittered
some of them.
But by and by practical people
sought for statistics , and now know
that there are twice as many heathens
In the world as there were a century
ago. Of course , there are unthinking
nnd nnstatlstlcal people who refuse
knowledge and who are today claimIng -
Ing with n commendable zeal , but a
reprehensible Ignorance , that large con
tributions of money would enable
them to capture the whole world forGed
God Nevertheless , the masses no
longer see the matter as they did. and
can no longer be swayed to the same
extent. Thinking people refuse to be
lieve that God for centuries has hat
calmly viewing the situation , allowing
millions to go to eternal torment
They refuse to believe that their
hearts and sympathies are more ten
der than those of their Creator. '
Even the heathen are getting awake
to the Inconsistency of what has been
given them under the Gospel label.
They are llndtng out that the word
Gospel slgnllles "good tidings."and that
what has been preached to them Is the
most awful message conceivable that
all of the heathen and the majority '
of their civilized neighbors and friends
and relatives have been decreed , sen
tenced. foreordained , to eternal tor-
lure because of Ignorance , because of
a misbelief In respect to which they
were thoroughly honest. Perplexed.
j the missionaries ask. What shall we
preach1' The message of damnation
docs not sound good to the heathen.
and they do not run after It nor feast
their souls upon It. The question
comes to the ministers and professors' '
of colleges throughout Christendom .
and they are perplexed what answer j
to give. Tin' majority of them have
become "higher critics" and no longer
accept the Bible as the Word of God ;
they are Evolutionists and no longer J
believe the Gospel which the Mission- ,
nry Societies were .organized to pro
claim. They are In perplexity. And .
many of them are prepared to abiin- I
don the former theory of missions and
to continue their work henceforth
merely along humanitarian lines. Indeed - '
deed , within the last twenty-live years
missionary effort lias turned gradual
ly to secular education and medical
practice In the Interests of the heath
en , with little religious doctrine and
so much the better.
Everybody Is agreed that the King
dom ot Messiah cannot be brought
about by the wholesale conversion of
the world. And logical people see
that larger numbers have been lost to
Cbrlstianlly In civilized lands during
the last twenty-live years than were
ever claimed to be converted amongst
the heathen. w ( . say .ost . to Christian
ity , because why should anyone be
called a Christian who has lost all
faith In the Bible In the Law. the
Prophets and the teachings of Jesus
and bis Apostles ? The great cloud
of bewilderment which encompasses
Christendom Is realized by all earnest
people churchmen and others. And
no wonder there Is a certain dread
associated with the dark cloud. What
kind of a storm will result ? And what
will be the effect upon the great re
ligious systems of civilization ? It Is
to Join hands against these ominous
conditions that the clergy of all de
nominations are arousing themselves
In favor of Church Union or Federa
tion of some sort. But the people
the people feel comparatively little
Interest In the proposition , which they
will not oppose , however. '
"The Hour of Temptation. "
KEV. 3 : 10.
The dlfllculty with the present situa
tion Is that we have stupidly and blun
deringly misread the Bible. We have
twisted what we did read and picked
out certain portions which pleased
best our fancies and supported best
our various creeds. We have neglect
ed the honest , truthful study which we
should have given to our Heavenly Fa
ther's message. The confusion ot
Christendom Is the result. That con
fusion and ( perplexity the Scriptures
portray , assuring us that wo are In the
midst of a great falling away from
faith In God and In his Revelation.
We see fulfilled all about us the won
derful prophetic and symbolic picture
of Psalm 01. A thousand fall at our
side and ten thousand at our right
hand-only the "Israelites Indeed. " In
whom there Is no guile , will be kept
from stumbling In this evil day. The
chaos which we already see every
where In evidence Is only beginning.
God's Great Remedy at Hand , !
The fault of Christendom has been
the rejection of the Divine Plan and
the acceptance Instead of a human
plan. The Church was going to con
vert the world going to conquer the
world for Jesus and present It to him
as a trophy. Alas , we have not been
uble to convert ourselves , which is j
the particular work the .Master gave us |
to do. Greater humility would have j
shown us our folly long ago. |
Bible Students do not need to be reminded - |
minded that all through the Old Tes
tament Scriptures God's promises J
abound , telling Israel and nil who have
ears to hear of the glorious reign of
Messiah and of the success of his
Kingdom nud how the result will be
that "every knee shall bow and every
tongue confess to the glory of God ; "
of how "all the blind eyes shall be
opened and all the deaf ears shall be
unstopped ; " of how the blessing of the
Lord will be with Israel restored to
his favor and operate through Israel
to the blessing of all peoples. We re
member the prophecies which picture
earthly governments and show us their
termination and the establishment of
the Kingdom of Heaven on their ruins.
We remember the .I'ibllee ' picture re
pented by the Israelites every fiftieth
year , proclaiming liberty for the people -
plo and restitution of all that has been
lost through sin , and which Is to bo re
stored tluough Messiah's Kingdom.
Bible Students know also how the
Now Testament abounds with refer
ences to the Kingdom ! the Kingdom !
the Kingdom ! Nearly nil the parables
that our Lord gave were In Illustration
of something connected with the King
dom or the class culled out of the
world to Inherit the spiritual Kingdom.
All utich know , too , that the Great
teacher proclaimed Unit Kingdom and
taught im and all of bin followers to
pray for It. "Thy Kingdom come : Thy
will be done on earth as It In done In
heaven. " They all know. too. that all
of the Alostlos | refer to ( hat Kingdom
nnd point the Church to Us estab
lishment for the realization of her
hopes--the time when the marriage
of the Lamb will take place-the limit
when God's New Covenant with Israel
will go'lnto effect. The tlmo when ho
who scattered Israel will also gather'
them , and when the Law shall go
forth from Mt.Ion. . the Celestial
Kingdom , and the word of the Ixird
from Jerusalem , the capital of the
earthly princes. God's remedy Is Just
what humanity Is coming to realize It
needs. In Its establishment , as ( ho
Scriptures declare , "the desire of all
nations shall come" ( Hnggal H. " '
Bible Students are more and more
coming to see that this Gospel Age In
the lime In which Messiah Is select
ing from amongst men of Jews ami
Gentiles-a saintly class and Is testing
and proving their loyalty to God and
to righteousness. These are to bo
Messiah's assistants the Bride , the
Lamb's Wife. As Abraham typilled
the Heavenly Father , so the Messiah
was typified by Isaac. And Messiah's
Bride and Jolnt-hclr and co-laborer In
his Kingdom was typified by Rebec
ca. Thus seen the great Plan of God
has progressed well
The Great Day of Wrath.
Our neglect of the Word of God and
our study Instead of the Talmud and
the Creeds of the dark ifges have been
our undoing. Under all this wrong
Influence we have failed to cultivate
the fruits of the Holy Spirit meek
ness , gentleness , patience , longsuffering
fering , brotherly-kindness , love. In
stead we cultivated pride , ambition ,
selfishness. We have done those
things which we ought not to have
done , and we have left undone those
thing's which we ought to have done.
Our help must come from God. Ac
cording to our understanding of the
Scriptures help Is near , but coming in '
an unexpected way. Pride and selfish
ness blossomed and brought forth a
fruitage of strife. The bad exam
ple set by Christian people has extend
ed to the _ _ world and been thoroughly
appropriated. It has become the spir
it of the world of nil classes. Now ,
as faith In the Bible is waning and
respect for God and his Word Is pro-
porllonntely waning , what could wo
expect but that which the Scripture *
declare is at hand , namely , the " 111110
of trouble such as never was since
there was a nation ? " The selllslmess
which both rich and poor , learned and
Ignorant , have cultivated will. In that
time of trouble , be represented in con
flicts between labor unions and capi
talistic trusts. The Bible declares that
then "every man's hand will be
against his nolghbor"-nll conlldence
will be lost the bond of human sym
pathy and brotherhood will be utterly ,
snapped in riotous selfishness.
The Scriptures Identify this trouble
with Messiah's taking to himself his
Kingdom power and beginning his
reign ( Daniel xll. I ; Revelation xl. 18) ) .
Thank God. the Intimations of the
Scriptures are that the conflict of that
time will be short. It must , however ,
last long enough to teach humanity n
lesson never to be forgotten that God
nnd his arrangements must stand llrst
nnd must be obeyed. If blessing \
Messiah's Kingdom Invisible.
When It Is remembered that Messi
ah's Kingdom Is not only to bless those
living at the time of Its establishment ,
but gradually to awaken the dead from
the slumber of the tomb and to give all
of Adam's race a full opportunity for
attaining life eternal or death eternal ,
then It will be seen that the Kingdom
must be a spiritual one. Then , too ,
Messiah's Kingdom of light is repre
sented ns superseding Satan's Kingdom
of ' darkness both spiritual. With this
thought our text Is In full accord
"A King chilli reign In righteousness. "
( Messiah will be that Great King , his
Bride being associated with him. )
And "princes shall execute Judgment
In the earth. " carrying out the decrees
and regulations of the Heavenly Mes
siah. This is the meaning of the
Lord's promise to Israel"I will re
store thy Judges as at the llrst , and thy
counsellors as nt the beginning" Usa-
lab i , ' . ' ( I ) .
The princes who will execute judg
ment will all be Israelltlsh and all
perfect men tried and approved of
God. They will be the Ancient Wor
thies , Abraham , Isaac and Jacob anil
the prophets. These men , great In
faith and obedience to God. will bo
known to the Jews ns the "fathers , "
ns the prophecy respecting them de
clares , "Instead of the fathers shall be
the children , whom than ( Messiah )
mayest make princes In all the earth. "
They will be the children of Messiah
In the sense that they will derive their
resurrection life from him. the Great
King. Indeed , .the Scriptures assure
us that eventually the whole world
shall receive new life from Messiah ,
In offset to the life received from
Adam forfeited through sin. Thus
amongst the various titles of Messiah
mentioned by the prophets we find
that he will be the "Age-lasting fa
ther " well the -'Prince
, as MB of Peactt
and mighty Elohlm and a wonderful
Counsellor" ( Isaiah Ix. n >
Heavy Traffic on Mexican lithmua.
The British consul at Sallna Crus ,
the Pacific terminus of the Tohuanto-
pec railway , says that the freight car
ried over the Mexican Isthmus route
in 1009 reached nearly 1,000,000 tons.
Fuel Bill Is Heavy.
The United States government
spends annually from $0.500,000 to $7 ,
XXXOOO for fmU.
In the Game.
"I am In the hands of my friends , "
wild the yolltlcal sldestepper.
"Yes , " replied the harsh critic , "anil
every time your friends look over their
hands they seem Impatient for a new
deal. " Washington SUir.
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