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New Orleans Fast in th.
MANY NEW CASES DEVELOP DAli
Twenty-Six New Cases Are Reportec
and Number of Deaths Grows, bu
the Men of Science Still Think the
Situation Not Beyond Control-Al
But Two of New Cases Italians.
New Orleans. (Special.)-New cases
reported -:p to 6 p. m. Sunday, 27.
Total cases to date, 283.
Death to-day, 3.
Deaths to date, 57.
New foci. 4.
t Total foci, 41.
Of the deaths, one occurred at the
Emergen:-y Hospital and was one of
the cases transferred there. That insti
tution now has 19 cases under treat
ment and discharged its first patient
The State board of health divided
the State into districts, comprising
half a dozen parishes each, with a
medical inspector in charge of each,
and will immediately investigate all
rumors of yellow fever cases which
come to light outside of New Orleans
and that part of the State which is
now included in the city for quarantine
There is no foundation for the re
port of the case near Borgan City and
that the body and house had been
burned. It has been thoroughly investi
Althou-h the unofficial reports
made public showed a larger number
of yellow fever deaths than Friday,
when there were only two, and the
appearance of a number of new cases,
the men of science who are warring
against the yellow fever plague ended
last week's labors confident that the
situation was still well in hand, and
with .c immediate prospects of becom
ing alarming. Saturday's official report
-of Friday's progress of the disease
shows that the entire quarter above
Canal street was free from a single
new case. and that the fever was only
spreading in the poorer habitations of
the down town quarter, with new cases
isolated except in the heart of the
French Market quarter.
VICTIMS MOSTLY ITALIANS.
The health authorities continue to
hold also that the plague remains an
Italian infection, all but two of the 26
cases reported being of that national
.ity. Almost without exception since the
beginning of the fever, those who have
fallen victims to the disease have been
of the pcorer classes of the population,
many of them not long residents of
the United States, and, therefore, un
For several years the planters of
Louisiana have oeen replacing the ne
.groes with Italian labor, and there has
been a steady flow of immigration
from Sicily and other parts of Italy to
Louisiana. Many of the immigrants
have remained in New Orleans, find
ing employment in the peddling of
druit er in the work of unloading yes
sels at the fruit wharves. It was among
theses that the fever first appeared, and
to their lack of acclimation and the
inadequacy of their treatment has
been largely due the heavy mortality
that has characterized the present vis
itation of the scourge. Friday's deaths
have been principally of Italians. In
two or more cases in the last two
days deaths have been reported of
persons who were only reported the
day previously as having taken the
fever. There have been concealed
cases, which tv' -mergency officers,
Swith the as' er of surgeons. have
The first death -in the Emergency
Hospital occurred. The hospital was
opened Friday with 13 cases, and at
-equal number was added Friday. Into
the hospital are sent the worst cases
of unfortunates found without com
forts or medicinal attendance in their
Young Man Drank Poison.
Fredericksburg, Special. - Charlie
SMitchel, a yop1ng man who came here
recently from Richmond and has been
employed on an ice wagon, attempted
suicide by drinking laudanum. He was
carried to the mayor's office, where
Drs. Barney and Chewning relieved
him. He was then committed to jail
and is now ift a normal condition.
dohann Hoch Respited.
Chicago. Special. - Johann Hoch,
"Bluebeard" and confessed bigamist,
sentenced to be hanged Friday for
poisoning one of his wives, was grant
ed a reprieve until August 25th by
Governor Deneen. The stay of exe
cution followed hours of anxiety on
the part of Hoch, who had never given
up hope, and was allowed by the Gov
ernor only after the latter had been
assured that the necessary sum to ap
peal the case had been raised. The
amount. 50. was given by- anat
"ney and friend of Hoch's counsel. The
attorney deciared he was actuated
purely by humanitarian motives.
23 Kiiled on Electric Railway.
Liverpool. By Cable.--An electric
express train, on the Lancashire and
Yorkshire Railroad, bound from Liver
pool to Southport, collided with ari
empty stationary train at Hall Road
station. causing the death of twenty
three persons and the injury of many
The first car of the express, whici:
was crowded, was smashed to pieces
and only. six of its occupants escaped
The road was recentuy given an elec
St. Petersburg. By Cable.--A circum
stanti>l report of a" at' empt on th(
iif ofContatin Perovtc Pobic
Grip of That lalignant
The Crop Estimate Board Find Thai
Hyde, with Holmes Prompting Him,
Made the Figures Lower Than tne
Facts at Hand Warranted.
Washington. Special.-Assistant Sec
rotary Hays made the following report
to Secretary Wilson on the acreage of
cotton in the Southern States in 1905,
as compared with that planted in 1904:
The crop estimating board of the De
partment of Agriculture has consiie:ed
the report issued by the Bureau uf
Statistics on June 2. relative to the
acreage planted in cotton in the South
ern States in 1905, as compared with
that planted in 1904. and has con
First: That a new estimate should
be made on acreage planted, and that
the figures in Mr. Hyde's hands when
making his estimate should be used as
Second: That Mr. Hyde, with Mr.
Holmes at his elbow. prompting him,
made the estimate lower than the facts
at his hand from the reports from the
seven classes of reporters employed by
the bureau warranted.
Third: The board finds upon careful
consideration of the reports of all
classes of correspondents and agents,
that the acreage planted in cotton this
year, including the entire season.
should have been estimated at 85.1 per
cent of that planted last year. equivi
alent to a reduction in planted acre
age as compared with last year of
14.99 per cent. (instead of 11.4 per
cent.) or 4.731,000 acres-the estimate
of the total acreage planted this year
being 26.999.000 acres.
The estimated percentage of the de
crease in each of the cotton-growing
States is as follows: Virginia 18; North
Carolina 16; South Carolina 14: Geor
gia 14: Florida 12: Alabama 11: Mis
sissippi 16: Louisiana 17: Texas 16;
Arkansas 19: Tennessee 13; Missouri
15: Oklahoma 15; Indian Territory 11.
The averages were made for each
State by each of the four members of
the board, and the comparatively small
disagreements were harmonized almost
holly by averaging, and the above
results are fully agreed to by each and
every member of the board.
Respectfully submit: -d,
STEPHEN D. FESSENDEN,
GEORGE K. HOLMES,
W. W. LONG,
Crop Estimating Board.
The above findings and report made
under my supervision have my entire
approval. W. M. HAYS.
Assistant Secretary in Charge Bureau
Secretary of Agriculture.
IFall Trade Outlook Good.
New York, Special. -Bradstreet
"Crop reports and fall trade advices
are more unanimously favorable than
at any preceding time at this season.
"Confidence in the crop situation is
reflected by good fall orders and a
volume of wholesale and retail trade
certainly in excess of a year ago and
fully equal to the averaae at this sea
son. Special activity is noted in cot
ton goods, which are in eager demand
at high prices, with scarcity of desira
ble makes widely reported.
"Reports from the clothing lines and
from lumber, hardware and the build
ing material lines are generally satis
factory. A heavy movement of winter
wheat has helped collections and de
veloped a little more activity ia flour
milling in the Southwest. Th~e iron
trade shows some quietness after the
exceptional activity in pig iron noted
"Business failures for the week end
in July 27 numbered 195, against 174
in the like week of 1904."
An Error in the Revised Cotton Report
Washington, Special.--In the revised
coiton report issued Thursday by the
IDepartment of Agriculture an error
was committed in the second para
graph which made it appear that the
'June estimate by Mr. Hyde ws.s made
~lower" than the facts at hanad war
-1. whe'n. in fact, it was made
"higher." The erroneous statement
ha. oeen corrected oy the department.
All of the dead of the Bennington
have been identified; they number 58.
The Charleston board of health has
decided that the yellow fever situation
is not sufficiently serious to require
quarantining against any point.
President Castro is extensively for
tif'ying the Venezuelan coast and may
import Japanese gunners. He contemi
plates visiting his neighbor republics
to propose an allegiance.
V. T. Sanford, who killedl George
able to prove that Wright and MIrs.
Sanford stayed at an Atlantic hotel
several times as mar. and wife.
The grand jury in Washington in
vestigatin g the cotr- .. report scandal
heard six witnes: -> a-stercay, four
of them being fro' ew york. It is
helieved that the investigation will
continue for two weeks.
The boiler of the Reliance, a small
tugboat belonging to Peter Bend.er &
Son, blew up at the landing on Plan
tation creek. Northampton ecunty, and
was totally destroyed. 31r. Bender
and his son Fred were painfu ly burned
The cause of the explosicta is not
U. S. IMarsha! Sho-.
R one. Va.. Special.-At Union
H~i Franlhn conmy. United States
lrsa Z.ti T.ici e so-an
Notes About Cotton Mills and Othcr
The Columbia State says: Mr. J. A.
Clarkson, of Hopkins. brought to the
city some speciments of cotton which
appear to have been withered by light
ning or to have been scalded by the
sun. But the cause of this blight is the
presence of myriads of smaP whi-,
moths which in a week destrcycd a
patch of five acres belonging to a negro.
The moths were first noticed on a
pokeberry bush which they soon de
storyed. and from there they spread
over the cotton field. Another patch
of one acre has also been ruined. Mr.
Clarkson. being the magistrate of that
place, was appealed to, and he brought
specimens of the ruined cotton to 'he
city. Mr. J. W. Bauer, section director,
upon seeing the cotton stalks, states
that the matter should be referred to
Dr. Charles E. Chambliss, of Clemson
College. the State entomologist. Mr.
Clarkson will meet at the station any
representative of the government or of
Clemson College who will make an ex
The stockholders of the Lumberton
Cotton Mills, of Lumberton, N. C., held
their annual meeting last week. They
found the reports of the management
satisfactory, and a 2 per cent. quarter
ly dividend was declared. The com
pany is now preparing the site and
building materials for its addition,
to be erected. As previously stated,
this addition will be one story high,
78x267 feet, to contain 6240 spindles,
and its cost will be about $100,000.
Contracts for the machinery have been
placed with the leading New England
A cotton waste mill is the largest
industry planned for Spartanburg and
is the outcome of the visit of Messrs.
Corr, Ayers and Hoffman, well known
Boston and Philadelphia capitalists
and mill factors to that city. The
party inspected several available sites
for the proposed factory and expressed
themselves as being highly pleased
with the place. The building of the mill
will likely be the result of their visit.
The plant will be something new in the
cotton mill industry for this section
and the estimated cost is $200,000. Its
products are rope, twine and various
otaer articles that can be made from
The Dixie Cotton Mills, Lagrange,
Ga., held its annual meeting of direc
tors and stockholders last week. The
report of the management for the
year's business ending June 30 was
found to be satisfactory. Besides
charging a large part of the earnings
to the purchase of machinery installed
during the year, an amount was set
aside to pay the 3 per cent. semiannual
dividend on October 1, and $10,000
was added to the surplus fund.
At the annual meeting at Ware
Shoals of the stockholders of the Ware
Shoals Manufactur'ng Company, of
Laurens, S. C., the following directors
were elected: J. 0. C. Fleming, N. B.
Dial, of Laurens, J. T. Johnson, Spar
tanburg, Benjamin B. Riegel, John S.
Riegel, George E. Riegel, Howard
Riegel, E. W. Sparks, New York. Sub
sequently the board re-elected Mr.
Dial president and Benjiamin B. Rie
A charter has been granted the Po
mona Manufacturing Company, of
Greensboro, capital stock, $250,000, to
make yarns, cotton goods, etc.,
among the stockholders being J. F.,
Serice, J. E. Southerland and W. P.
Southerland, of Greenville, S. C.: A. T.
Wing, of Palmer, Miss.; Lee H. Battle,
Greensboro, and several others from
(From the Manufacturers' Record.)
Tre Hamer (S. C.) Cotton Mils has
declared an annual dividend of 3 per
Tre Clovei- (S. C.) Cotton Manufac
turing Co. has declared its usual an
nual dividend of 10 per cent.
It is reported that the Chinnabee
Cotton Mills of Talladega, Ala., will
double its present equipment of 3468
It is reported that Messrs. William
H. Kilgour, Charles T. Miller and A.
F. Keizer,. of Dallas, Texas, will es
tablish a sillk mill to employ about 100
persons. Their intention is said to be
to erect a three-story building 60x150
feet in size, to accommodate the nec
essary silk-throwing machinery.
The Board of Trade, Pine Bluff,
Ark., is corresponding with several
Northern capitalists who contemplate
building a cctton factory in Pine~
The Malee (N. C.) Knitting Mills
was destroyed by fire during the past
week. The company has not decided
whether it will or will not rebuild the
plant. According to reports the Thss
Several business men of Annison,
Ala., have acquired control of the Blue
Springs Mill at Oxford, Ala., and this
week they put the plant in operation.
It is equipped with 2500 ring spindles
and S0 looms. L. J. Cochran is super.
It is stated that the Fountain Inn
Manufacturing Co., of Fountain Inn,
S. C., - will add 4500 spindles to its
presenlt equipment of 5500 spindles, in
creasing the total spindles to 10.000.
The company will also add 60 72-inch
looms. Contracts for the machinery
ar e said to have been awarded.
Hope to Check Boycott.
Washington. Special.-It is expected
that witi;n a few: days announcement
wi!! be raade of some plan by which it
is honed that lhe Ch incae boy.cciTt on
mneimnrtat ctoies. n
Hligh Japarese Official ecc3res That
hussia Must Fact the fills
THE VIEWS OF BARON KOMURA
Confident That Peace Will Be Suc
cessful:y Negotiated at the Coming
Conference - The War is Costing
Japan $1,000,000 a Day, But She
Does Not Desire Poace at Any
New York. Speial.-That Japan will
demand an indemnity of Russia in the
negotiations for peace, and that war
will be declared at an end at the con
clusion of the negotiations at Ports
mouth. N. H.. next month, is the be
lief of Baron Komura. head of the Ja
panese )eace delegation, who arrived
here to.ay, as voiced by Aimar Sato,
whe is the official spokesman *for the
Baron on this mission. Mr. Sato in ap
"1 am confident that peace will be
successfully negctiated by the appoint
ad delegations. The Japanese will be
guided by moderation, and no exces
sive demands will be made, but the
sentiment in Japan and Russia is for
peace, and in the interest of humanity
and prosperity there must be peace.
The cost to Japan, however, has been
very great. On both sides the loss in
men has been 570,000. Russia losing
370,000 of these. The war is costing
Japan "1,000,000 a day, and there is a
feeling that there ought to be an in
Asked as to the probability of an ar
mistice, Mr. Sato said that probably
would be among the first questions the
plenipotentiaries would consider. Bas
ing the form of the negotiations on
previous treaty negotiations. Japan
will make the demands for Russia's
consideration, he said.
The :oeace terms, while held inviolate
by those who know their text, were
formulated by the Emperor of Japan
and his council. Mr. Sato was asked
if in the flush of victory the Japanese
people would not feel entitled to more
than any treaty would allow. and he
"The Japanese are not so gentle as
to abide by any decision we may make.
but theh pay great respect to the offi
ces of President Roosevelt and his acts
have done a great deal to emphasize
th need of peace."
Of the future of China, Mr. Sato
said: If the central government could
work in harmony with the district or
provincial governments, China woulC
becore a great power, but at present
that seems to impossibble."
Japan's attitude toward China was
most friendly, said Mr. Sato, and while
maintaining no moral Monroe Doctrine
over the empire, she felt that it was
more or less under Japan's protectica,
This protection, b~y way of illustration.
Mr. Sato said, was "not so strong over
China as that of the United States over
Mr. Sato said that while a desire for
peace was the sentiment of Japan, it
was not a desire for peace at any
price. "Japan is in a very prosperous
condition at present," he said, "and
the war taxes do not fail heavily upon
the peoule yet. There has already been
subscribed $250,000,000 to a new inter
nal loan, and our prosperity is further
indicated in the success of our foreign
The question was put to Mr. Sato as
to any possihbility of conflict with the
United States in the future, as sugges
ted by some of the American press at
the outbreak of the .war, and Mr. Sa
to asked what could bring about such
a conflict. When it was suggested that
Japan might covet the Philippine Is
lands, he laughed heartily, and replied
that Japan woud not have the Philip
pines as a gift, even though a bonus
accompanied the gift.
Baron Komuro and his party arrived
from Chicago and proceeded at once
to the Waldorf-Astoria. where they
will be quartered until .his departure
for Portsmouth. There was no dem
onstration beyond the presence of a
few Japanese merchants and members
of th Nippon Club.
Patrick Hopes for New Trial.
Ne~w York, Special.-The notice of
stay o: execution of the death penalty
n the vder granted by Judge O'Brien
to Lawyei Albert T. Patrick, under
sentence of death for the murder of the
aged millionaire, william M. Rice, was
ot served until Wednesday on the law
yer, who is confined in the deat'a house
t Sing Sing prison. Patrick laughed
when the notice was given him and
said: "I knew it would come. It is only
what I expected.' He expressed confi
dence that in a short time he would se
cure a new trial and ultimately his
Senator Mus~hell Sentenced.
Portland. Ore.. Special. - United
States Senator Mitchell. convicted of
using his office in the United States
Senate to further the law practice of
the firm of Mitchell & Tanner, of
this city, was sentenced to pay a fine
of $1,000 and to six months penal
servitude. Pending a review of the
case by the Supreme Court of the'
United States, execution of the sen
tence will be deferred. Meantime
Mitchell will be piaced under bail to
the amount of $2,000.
Accused of Embezzlement.
Richmond. Va., special.--A Gordons
vilie. Va., special says that J. W. Lock
wood, who was president of the Bank
of Orange. which failed for $30.000 anti
paid 15 cents on the dollar. wvas arrest
ed on a train at Gordonsville and-taken
to :-ange. charged with embezziing $5,
C20 of the bank's funds. A narrant was
also issued. the special says. for New
ton Lockwood, a brother of J. W.. Lock
Twenty Nevw Cases of Fever.
New Orlear s, Special.-There h~as
been no material change in the fever
st at ion. Two more deaths w'e Te
o:-d of the numbier ofC cases un( er
. anen t the present time. lu:.
voi b le to lbe about wenlty.
Phyv ciansi arc reportinlg promptly all
cass f r.-ver. and imimediate stepns
~re Veing taken to prevent mosquito
infcion. so that the prospcts of re
sriing the infection is considered
(o110) 01 quart of p0e!Md mushrol-,s.
Season with salt, pepper and lemon
juice. Mix the yolks of two iard
boiled eggs and two raw eggs together,
aId stir in with one pint of broad
crumbs and one large tablesponful of
butter. Fill little shells with the mix
ture, (-over with grated crackers and
bits of b:utter. Set in the ovei to
Cut talks of celery into three or four
inch lengths. Even if it is not Well
blanched it can be used for this pur
poso. Beat together one egg lad .1
tahWespoonful of cold water: roll youir
celery first in this and then in lino
crumbs; sprinkle with a little salZ mail
piepper: roll angain ill the e. and Ilry
in olive oil. Strew grqted cheese over
the stalks after taking them from the
oil and before sending to table.
IARICOT OF OX TAIL.
Divide an ox tail uito pieces about
three inches long. (Ilp them in seasoned
tiour and fry in hot fat until brown.
Drain them and put them into a stew
pan with a sliced and fried onion aid
a pint of hot stock. Bring to the boil
and then add a turnip and a carrot cut
into small dice. Simmer the whole very
gently for two hours, then lay the
pieces of ox tail round a hot dish. put
the vegetables in the centre, and strain
the thickened gravy ove"
Butter small tin mould, and (lust
them with powdered parsley; then an
egg is dropped in each. and they are
put in a pan of hot water and cooked
in the oven for about ten minutes,
when they may be turned out on a
round platter, and a sauce made, of a
cup of thickened cream with chopped
mushrooms in it. or a tomato-sauce
with the mushrooms may be poured
around them. These timbales may be
altered by lining the moulds with finely
minced ham instead of the parsley,
but it must be moistened with cream or
egg to make it adhere to the tin. The
egg is put in and the sauce used as be
A strip of the peel of a arge and
perfect banana may be turned blk.
and most of the pulp carefully scooped
out. The short, thick variety of ban
ana, in either red or yellow, is the best
for this purpose. To all the space left
by the removal of the pulp, prepare a
mixture of thinly sliced banana, shred
ded orange or grape-fruit, seeded and
peeled white grapes, and a few kernels
of English walnuts or pecans in small
pieces. In their season, stoned cher
rie~s may be added. All must first be
mixed in a bowl with a generous sup
ply of dressing, and after the yellow
cases are filled with the salad each
must be laid on lettuce leaves. These
must be prepared a short time before
using. Either a mayonnaise~ or a good
boiled dressing may be used,
d HNTS FOFJ THE
For quick baiking with a small fire,
the sheetiron ov-en such as is used for
gasoline stores is very convenient set
over the two hottest griddles of the
In testing a piece of cloth to see if it
is a cotton mixture, if you cut a small
piece off and put a match to it, if it is
all wool it will only singe, but if cotton
is there it will flare up.
Prepared paste for paperhanging can
now be bought dry. It is ready for use
as soon as stirred into cold water, and
does away with the trouble of boiling
flour paste, which so often is lumpy.
There is no nicer breakfast than a
sliced green pepper cut very small and
cooked for ten minutes with two peeled
and diced tomatoes in a little butter;
adld four eggs lightly beaten and stir
as for a scramble.
A coat of prepared, black varnish or
spar varnish given to the screens will
keep them looking bright and fresh,
and make them last longer. Apply
with a good paint brush, rubbing wecll
into the mesh on both sides.
An oculist suggests that glasses
should be washed every night in warm
soapsuds. well rinsed and dried on
bit of old, soft linen. Few people,
though- otherwise neat and fastidious,
cleanse their glasses frequently
It is not generally known that eggs
covered with boiling water and allowed
to stand for five minutes are more
nourishing and more easily digested
than eggs placed in boiling wvater and
allowed to boil furiously for three and
a half minutes.
Make a delicious violet perfume by
putting half an ounce of smail pliCe5e
of orris root into two ounces of alcohol.
Add to this a bunch of newly-picked
violets, cork and bottle tightly and
shake well. After- it has beeni standig
four or five days a fewv drops on the
handkerchiefs wvill leave the scent of
When the hndnles of steel knives and
forks come off they can be easily mend
ed with resin. Pour a little powdered
resin into tile eavity in the handle.
H-eat theC part of tile knife thlat lits into
:he0 hand11e utnt il it is red hot, and thrust
ito the handle. It will hxecome firmly
ixedl by the resin when it becomes cool.
Lrotect the ladie from the heat..
Curls sold With Hat..
T'Th wou Cful way' inl wich the
-h-'a~inne huihis' up1 her coiffur('
'1<-r 1dhi f~iu d: on a n fti
19 icue it. I uri3. i:'is nnl pulf[
[PWOBTH 1901V LESSONS
SUNSAY, AUGUST SIXTH.
The Firzt Fruits for God.-Lcv. 23.
9-14; Deut. 1G. 9-12.
Our lessons are from the old Jewish
law, and the special section we study
is that which refers to the offering
of the first fruits to God. The sheaf
was only a representative of the first
fruits of every kind. The pious He
brew could not relish anything that
he had not shared with the Lord.
The Lord's portion must first be offer
ed, then the rest might be enjoyed.
How this rebuites the offerings pro
fesing Christians often make! The
second selection is an account r- the
institution of the Feast of Taber
nacles, the gear harvest festival of
the year. It was at this feast that
Jesus stood z.id cried, ~If any man
thirst. let him come to me and drink."
The real test of a Christian life
is the attitude we assume toward
God. If that attitude be one of re
luctant service, of compulsion in do
ing and giving: if we put our own in
terests paramount to any other, how
can we profess to serve God at all?
If, on the other hand, we put Christ
and the church first, and let self
interest be a secondary consi eration
do we not rlace ourselves on t is rme
plane as he Jew was put the
Lord in our lesson? That the J. be
came a timeserver and a formalist is
no reason why we may not see the
justice and beauty of the original law
in its intent and design. The spirit
of this law has passed over to the
Christian law of consecration, and
resis upon us to-day.
We are greatly tempted in this age
of worldliness and prosperity to put
our pleasures, our interests first. We
catch the spirit of gain and competi
tion and forget to bring the first fruits
of every toil to God. Instead, we
compromisp by giving a spare margin
of the left-over portions, if indeed
we do not sometimes forget to give
anything at all. We not only fail to
"tithe" our money, our time, and
our possessions, but we fail to give
any systematic proportion to him.
We see the cause of God suffer and
need help, while we have been rob
bing God of our offerings. Not only
do we thus sin against him, but we
miss all the joy and delight of shar
ing our harvests and our gains with
If the choice must be made be
tween pleasure and the interests of
the church, choose God's interests.
If sacrifice is demanded to choose
Christ. make the sacrifice and choose
him. Put God first in the choices of
CHRISTIAN ENDE OR NOTES
SUNDAY, AUGUST SIXTH.
First Fruits for God.-Lev.23:9-14;
Deut. 16: 9-12. (Consecration
God wants us to give Him' some
thing that has cost us something, the
result of our planting and reaping;
and what we give God must be with
out blemish, and there is no blemish
so great as self-seeking
Let our gifts keep pace with our
blessings. and it will do no harm if
they even exceed them.
All gifts to God are to be offered
with joy; indeed, the foy is itself a
God is always giving us His first
and best: should we not do as much
We are not to give with this in
view, but it is a fact that gifts to
God always receive many fold in re
How eager is a child to bring- his
first achievement to father and
mother! Let us keep the child heart.
The farmer expends only about five
per cent. of the actual power used
in growing his crops. The rest is
power exerted by the sun and the
When you are using borrowed capi
tal, the returns are not yours until
you have paid the intersst on your
When a workman has made wares
all day, and his employer comes at
night, he wants his employer to take
the best of the let as a sample of his
What per cant of your earnings are
you devoting to Christian work?
Will God continue to bless. you un
less you use His blessings in the best
Every consecration meeting should
be closed with a collection.
The best way to raise money is by
the plan of pledges, each Endeavorer
being given a slip of paper with a list
of sums from one cent a month up.
He will check the sum he is willing
to pay each month, and will then be
given twelve little envelopes, in which
to place his contribution, the en
veopes bearing his number so that
the record can be kept by the trea
QUEER THINGS IN OFFERTORY.
Odds and Ends Contributed by West
Odds and ends, and as queer a col
lection as one could leope to see, are
found amongst the offertory contribu
tions of the natives of Bugotu, in the
British Solomon islands. It is no
rare thing there for the mirastcr to
draw from the collection box a string
of red beads, which, providing it
measures the length of the arms out
stretched, is coin of the realm equal
ing a fiorin, but strings of white beads
of the same length are but as the in
eignificant three-penny bit. Other
articles among the collection on the
last Bible Sunday in connection with
the Melanesian Mission church were
white armlets, each equal in value to
a shilling; pieces of tortoisesheil. a
bamboo box such as is used to carry
lime for betel-chewing, a fine string
bag, and a piece of the native cloth in
which the Bugatu women wrap their
babies to protect them from the Me
lanesian insects. The whole colction
on that particular Sunday was said
for .CZ1 DMs.-nio insigautcant figure.
Telephones for Guam.
A Meriden. Conn., concern has just
shipped 100~ telephotnes to the island of
'THE SUNDAY SUOOL
INTERNATIONAL LESSON COMMENTS
FOR AUGUST 6.
Subject: Josiah's Good Reign, II. Chron.
xxxiv., 1-13-Golden Text, Ecci. xii..
1-Memory Verses, 1-3-Commentary
on the Day s Liesson.
1. Josiah's character (vs. 1, 2). 1.
"Josiah." The fifteenth king of Judah
(not counting Athallah. the usurper).
son of Anion and Jedidah. He was
married at the age of thirteen to Ze
budah. 2. "Did-right." He grew up
into a noble life in spite of the worst
influences of an immoral and idola
trous court and the example of an idol
atrous father. -'In the sight," etc. He
was right not only outwardly before
men, but in his heart before God.
"Ways of David." The character of
David was the standard by which the
sacred historians were in the habit of
trying his successors (1 Kings 11: 4: 2
Kings 14: 3; 18: 3; 2 Chron. 28: 1; 29:
2). David was regarded as the model
king (1 Kings 14: 8; 15: 5). "'The ways
of David," which are here particularly
referred to were those into which he
was led by his religious character and
zeal. "His father." His ancestor.
"Turned not aside" (R. V.) This
phrase implies an undeviating obe
dience to all the commandments.
II. Idolatrous images destroyed (vs.
3. "Eighth year." When he was
sixteen years old. "Began to seek."
It is quite wonderful to see this young
man in the midst of the temptations of
an idolatrous and corrupt court, begin,
at the first dawning of his manhood,
to serve the Lord with all his heart.
Those dwelling under unfavorable in
fluences should take courage. "Began
to purge." The condition of things in
Judah and Jerusalem at the time of
Josiah's conversion was most deplor
able. For nearly seventy years idol
atry had prevailed. In the twelfth.
year of his reign, and the twentieth
year of his age, Josiah set out in ear
nest to destroy the idolatry of his king
dom. In 2 Kiigs 22: 3. the date given
is the eighteenth year of his reign.
"High places." It was the practice of
the heathen to erect altars for their
idolatrous worship on the tops of hills
or mountains, supposing they were
nearer heaven- "Grooves." "The Ash
4. "They brake down," etc. The
temple was cleansed of idols, the mol
ten images. idol altars and. Asherim
were ground to: powder and their dust
sprinkled on the graves of their wor
shipers in the king's presence. 5.
"Burnt the !ones.." This was predict
ed of Josiah more than 300 years be
fore this time (I Kings 13: 1, 2). The
bones of the idolatrous priests, with
the one exception of the prophet of
Bethel (see 1 Kings 13: .. 30; 2 Kings
23: 15-18), were disentombed and'
burned upon their own altars.
6. "In the cities," etc.. The northern
kingdom was now under the Assyrian
government,. but the remnant of Israel
maintained close relations with Judah.
and looked to. them as their natural
protectors. Josiah used his influence
and what power he had in removing
the Idcls from the land of Israel. . The
Assyrians probably did not trouble
themselves about his religious proceed
ings. Assur-bani-pal, King of Assyria,
left his kingdom In such a disturbed
state that his hold on Palestine re
laxed, and thus opportunity was given
to Josiah for his reforms. "With their
nmattocks." "In their ruins."- R. V.
Josiah overthrew idolatry in the cities
named, which were many of them in
III. The temple repaired (vs. 8-13).
8. "Eighteenth year." When he was
twenty-six years old. 'This was the
year in which the great work begun
six years before was carried fully out.
"Purged." The purging of the temple
had prooably been the first work. Front
purging he proceeded to repairs, and
these had evidently been earried on
for some considerable time before this
particlar occasion. "Shaphan."
Called scribe- in 2 Kings 22: 3. "Maa
selah." Not elsewhere mentioned'.
"Recorder."- An officer of high rank in
the Jewish state, exercising the func
tions not simply of an annalist. or
maker of records, but of chancellor or
president of' the privy council. His
title has reference to his office as ad
viser of the king. "Repair the house."
The first work was to clear away the
impediments and purge out the evils
that had gathered int and about the
house of the Lord. 9. "Hilkiak?' Son
of Shallum and grandson of Zadok (1
Chron. & 12, 13). "Delirered the
money." The temple had not been re
paired since the time of Joash,. 200 or
more years before this, and it was no
doubt in a bad condition. The arrange
ment for receiving money appears to
have been the same as that adopted by
Joash (? Kings 12: 9-12), when a ehest
was placed in the temple into which
the people put their offerings.. "Le
vites-Iad gathered." Tfie money was
eolected, not merely at the temple, but
also by collectors who visited all parts
of Jurdah and Israel for the purpose of
soliciting contribtions. This work ap
pears to have been done well and thor
ughly. 10. The money was placed in
the hands of the overseers and they,
paid it to the workmen.
11. "To floor~ the houses." "To make
beams for the houses." R. V. By "the
houss" we are to understand the
houses and ehambers of the priests in
the temple and its courts.
13. In this verse we are told "of the
Levites there were scribes, and offi
ers, and porters." Here we have come
to a new order of things. An order of
scribes, forming a distinct division of
the Levitical body, has been Instituted.
When Hezek-iah employed men to copy
the uncollected proverbs of Solomon
(Prov. 25: 1), a class of scribes must
have been instituted. It is probably to.
the rise of this class that we are In
debted for the preservation of so many
proph.eeies of Hez~kiah's time.
Dangers of Traveling.
One of the best stories told about
Arteus Ward concerns a journey -
which the humorist took on a little
"one-horse" railroad line in the Mid
de West. After the train had crept
from station to station at a snail's
pace for half a day, Ward beckoned to
the conductor as he passed' through
"Say, conductor," he drawled, "do
you mind .if I give you a little advice?"
"Weli what is it?" said the conduc
"Seems to me," continued Ward
would be safer to take the cowcat
off ti" engine and hitch it to t
of the rea'r ear."
--ha ior?" demanded the c
The two sides of a
re ra':r alike. accor