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mIT WAS fORCED
Batte With the Mores Was
CONBiMNS NGW UNDERSTOOD
Major Garal Wood Assumes Respon
siht/ afor It-Killing of Some of
the ;;en COuld not je Avoided.
.1r:: : u. By (Cable.-- - -I: p o nea
W. 4 v::. 1' ha arri e-1 has anlnonne
Da.e anerJolo. Hv ,aId thatl
--n ~ ~ ~ ic chld e in I h - -;ht.
Ih:- :. of them wor killl by
.n- t of s ih m the rs
L~oal ~ stin:. .ll 04r h-n r WoodI!
de :: edt a t i v . 1 ( t tll . w m11
wOt :a t III aoi Oltr oe aon
he . I i::shed. Aotr. Aonl
,I . asio n wit!v hs
k''!'II thS it ' !v II At'll , i
n Ie ll of ('he 31eros Wla
Pc at i on of the sle of Pines.
at p'::ted o 1 we:i . li ev
of I :ed 5. ra'h! Wo l ad
S th (hiba 1 121 Illi a-S
1: m '. ( not have eir id wmans
'-I' 22 t 2 so. iirri14 1!r ''2 e v nt'4'ly.
i; wa- - sbfole the ("t mush s(lex l
: OI. lie ofs ther Is o Pi than
Ii;::!..'. B ilaie.-! 4 yde Fnhon.uS a
o ~ ~ i b111o4Pne . nd ll Zho Iasar
r -::i b ct u bal A uthori t es t abt
!-I, i(2* c vs that 1th4' minil('P of
izat' t~h:iOf votillt ! : is 2m)0 anlj
m - id tAnoether Pier.
net'; .: .lobeforethes. pe an io
Ta he work. H sts' theei tre leca
i 0: )t l' coal pier Just 12orfl i of
E: 1). enhe output of e a n this wia
I,..o ;::ei au a ndmerim comtaou
I:.s fo-i avs that the facilities of the
1'1imna: muast be iic'reasced. For sev
('I'.d mo.--th tile railway company haIs
mie#1 a tiur-, ore of tn at work re
:cI 4-ers in the ol'l coal pirs.
earned work is finised all three
S : illr -
ilof a be: ca pie just~ new.
:ier11w. The. oupeui.ofTco~ti wimn
Wn-r hasbeend lled and thes citmpane
has' f:& thatbd th facil5itis ofth
era mofnth oteraiwa compan hasel
neing l10.imbers f it ted coale pies
When 1 wor is iinisheti d alltcn~n three
of ' th is weill be. praially~l anor
Mil:. aelhni. Spcarl.w woe
wKr sh* andt kild2 in t hiity.'ne
by her Fo U-bnivritof jealouniof
herans dei vfld ot l'1jcsentv of
io:'ia mfarrifte (he man0( wo
I elis wif'e of Geo. Johnrpon aMor
w--i a. -u ni ewarkes ad alum
w ~ ' kiid o New or. Both22
who 'w~ d marr the omatin im
if vis .eitica odit.wion. we
S60.000'i PonUniterity "a of iia
ment wa Sudeit Agans Cnvity o
YLO Sii of it ile.-l of0.0 Cotfromi
1h'rle Sr,.eele, fo iJ.ierepoint Mor
Sea.nb Compan. 190w caork. and anlum
ime d uld, iof Ntewt Yrk. Bth
he1r~4l !stpenddi thet tile utiont of
un.K will~n consiute aohan of ive
viecZ a '-Ar forecolor ell ptients a
thea :siant rk ii.et.k.s
hani:' Sp4ecal.-J.y Cp. Stkes
i'r- $10,000kt for iles rcmemo
Septembser .\n2.ca 190. cueb an Chub
lead de~iv' stevet rig. h
compla 1stae that the p.laintif',
'lan ie and brok hstruft lei s
that.the 1er tel 212cpld b TheiS
ews It'aem.014 t"o
SerA Conaperto adesedth
ofC:. .o theO imp t of
.\ a why romstocks the New York':i
c.~r5-1h a Nic. wastn listeck n
ad:-4 eyS andontej oe byul opvs
;r eat8 a t i th caison of whC ac
-li:. The hadti2 chakeactrne asea
hisn:3 wterdihof th VanuBrr.
Sid whonea brotheri-i te Amicanll
2rd. as covi'cte of4 adu'' ry and
:'etaet o threeC .mnti~t ipr lison-t'i
Pi2 e delhi. peia . als P.:
teret. here. Net'e MrI. itc'hei
FEARFUL LOSS Of LIFE
As Result of Undelivered Orders,
Heavy Grades and Blinding Snow
Storm. Score of Lives Are Lost on
Denver & Rio Grande.
Pueblo. I ii.. Specia.-Thlirty'-five
lveswre era, -mt early Friday
ia hea-,m Iosono wo p1assenl
Zer train- -ar Adlobe. Col., on the
Ieve NC hI I r:ti e 1:I rl oad. ali
a scorr nt incirerated be
vondlui~t I d iall:i by ai' ireL that de
troved h i'wre e coa'hes. l re
than a score were iiin-rd. but all will
probably reco.er. The wrek was due
to uildelivere. ordeis. heavy moun
tain grdes. a sow ~sitorm. a sharp
emNe and the Sli)erconidi!ion of
Only he lcomoive thgae and
day coaches were wrecked. the sleep
as in the Eden d iII on the same
ro ad in 1904. wieni part of a tra n
ran imo a i>oded eamvon throneli
a washeI-out brid e.
31anv ,f the d1(d were home-seek
ers bound for tei Nothwest The
three erushe( lowantives set fire to
the inted oathes and it was hours
before all th e bodi were recovered.
the flames heing so het that reseur
ers could not approath t(. debris un
til the fuel burned out.
It was a wild. stormyi night in the
mountainy eanyois. wilen the two
heavy trains met. Uhindig Snow
darkened th" rucky gorges and sjeed
was not higi.
ENGINEERS WERE IELPLESS.
Suddenly headlihts flashed out,
and it was realized by the einelers
that something was wrong. Aeeord
ing to Fireniai .J. 11. Smith. of the
wvest-hound train. Enuieer Walter
Cosbett applied the emergency brakes
but the slippeiy rails allowed the mo
mentum of the heavy train to carry
it on. to tih fatal czashi.
The impat. vas seneVely nioticeable.
but the irains erushed and ground in
to each other. The ielper engine of
the west-bound train acted as a cush
ion1. minimizing the force and weigiht
of the heavy mountain engiiiiies. This
helper was erushed together like so
much paper and the other locomotives
ran through the mesh of iron and
plowed each other to pieces.
Fireman Smith was the only one of
the engine crews to escape. The bag
gage car of the west-bound train
squeezed together. The baggage car,
the mail car and a coach of the east
bound train buckled, but none of the
FOREIGNERS ROASTED ALIVE.
Hardyly had the noise of the wreck
eased whlen a sheet of fire ran thro'
the shatterel cars of bo0th trains. In
the forward coach of the west-bound
train every seat was occupied by
passengers. most of whom were home
seekers. A number of foreigners were
among them and in their terror they
gave up life without making any at
tempt to reach safetyv outside the
btrning ear. They sank to the floor of
the ear and were r' asted alive. The
cooler ones in the' ear. see'ing their
danger rushietd for thei windows and
doors and with die nid of the pas
sengers in the rar of the train and
those member- i I iai ere'w who
were iunhur~t Iiaaged ito~ I reaceh the op
en air. MIany: were injured by the
rough handling they reneived or by
When the oij pant of the two
sleeping cars awv t.hat nothbing could
be done to cheek the flames, they aid
ed the trainment in p)ushing back the
Communieat ion was opened with the
Pueblo oficee of tihe railroad from
Portland, a mile from the wreck and
a relief train with phlysicians was dis
patched to tihe accident. The injured
were placed in the sleeping ears aiid
brought to Pueblo with the passengers
of the east-bound train, who were un
hurt. Another relief train came from
Florence to' take away thle uninljured
portion of the east-botund train.
A list of dead made up from close
investigationa by resp~onsible persons
William Hlollis engineer.
Walter Cosslett, engineer.
H. D. .Sudduth, firedman.
Edward E. Baird. deputy sheriff,
Arc'i hald( Whitney, prisoner in
charge o4f Baird.
Mirs. William Burnsid.e. daughter
and danzhter's child. all of Kansas.
.\. N. BareliP. Sailidai. Colo.
:Iiss Graoe Barklo. Salida. Colo.
M1rs. Wmn. Hewitt. Lebo. Kansas.
Pearl H ewitt, Lebo'. Kansais.
3iirs. (athierine IIe witt,. and baby
hov. Lobo. IKansas.
'.u:dwad Cowley. Leho. K\ansas.
Fred .1 one3s. L.2bo1. Kansa~is.
Fred' LIueeno leyX. D enver.
Mr's. W\inona Ilewimtt. ebo, Kan
To Discuss Y. M. C. A. Matters.
Color4.ado) Sprins. Col.. Special.
Fully one hunlidred~ secr'Ietaries and
proinent leaders of the Y. M. C. A.
branches in this State. are in attend
ane at tihe State Conference for the
disusioni of associaltion matters
which openled hlere. Every' br'anch in
the State is represented. An inter
estng programme has been prepared
and sever2l distiniguishled speakers
will address the conference.
State Auditor Guilty of Emnbezzle
InTdianapolis Inud.. Speci'l.--F"riday
mornng heuryill thle cnse of Pavrid
. Sherrick, formier auditor of1 State.
rtrn'ted a verdict of iulty of em
lbzzlement on ten of the e'levenl counts
of theo eleveni t indictmem:s. Tbhe yen
i Cen carri's an i".determ inate of two
o tw.en.ty years A.iIi nnouneen fhl
a~' t he drem ien Sheru.iek will be in
th-nt~ of til aheriit.
FOR SOUTHERN MAN
Judge Parker Advocates One
HIS NOTEWORTHY UTTERANCES
Distinguished Jurist, in an Address
in the Southern Manufacturers'
Club. at Charlotte, N. C., Declares
That the, Time Has Come When
Southern Democrats Should be Rec
ognized, and They Themselves
Should no Longer Hesitate to Ac
cept the Honors for the Work Well
Char~otne. N. C.. Special.-Onte of
the inostsiznifieant utterances that
has been made in the South in mnanY
a day was delivered here Friday iiight
by J1ndge Alton B. Parker. thc nai
ional leader of the Deiocratie party.
when he declared that the next Dvml
ocrat nonuinee for the presidency of
the Unite'l States should come frnom
the Stnth. He argnued that the Si'er
ton 'if the country that funishled
the votes should also furnish the head
of the ticket.
In fhe course of his well prepared
speech Judge Parker usedt the follow
i iteresting Janguage:
Ihile this conscientious (dev(ltion
to an idea has commended itse!f to
the D)emocrats of the whole country
and his thuis made and kept the party
ratio!!al. during recent years the pec
ple o. the Soth. without variable
:ess (r shadow of turniing. have been
its mainstay. ",hirking no responsibi
lity, s.ekin no nationel rewards. pro
moting no special interests or move
ments. they have neither been trueui
lent in victory nor discouraged in de
feat. Going on in their way, regulat
ing their own affairs. without hope of
comImanding subsidy, paying chever
fully to carry out policies in whieh
they could have no part. they have so
impre-sedl themselves upoa their lime
that the One special problem coming
to them from the past has been solv
ed in such a way that the whole coun
try has not only been forced to ap
prove and applaud but to imitate as
the only way to deal with it.
But the time has come when new
duties and responsibilities must be
undertaken by the Democrats of the
South. It is more than two score
ears since '-he war closed and your
people find themselves upon the
threshold of what promises to be the
most remarkable business develop
ment he world has ever known within
the same time and space. Some of
your men have gone forth to command
the highest success, in the most hion
orable way, int the greatest financial
and commercial movements of the
time, others have become the mana
gers of great railway interests; you
have developed great manufacturing
enterprises, and, most difficult of all,
your people. as a whole, have so main
tained and increased their own posi
tion and the dominance of the coun
try in one of the greatest products of
the soil as to make them the wonder
and the admiration of the worldl.
In spite of your devotion to prin
iple and consistency, in the face of a
numerical importance that was pre
ponderant, in politics only have you
stepped aside. From the earliest days
since self-government was restored
you have sent your best men into pub
lie life. They have been at once mod
st, able, devoted, patriotic and lhon
cst. No jail or penitentiary has open,
ed its hospitable doors to admit your
Senators, Representatives or G3over
nors, nor hav-e the officers of tihe law,
from detectives to attorneys-general,
been compelled to haul them into the
criminal courts. In the face of this
record you have not only permit ted us
of the North to present to you candi
dates for President and Vice-Presi
dent, but you have insisted upon) our
doing so and have then voted for them
and that, too, when some times no
other States did so.
The occasion was also graced by the
presence of Governor Glentn of North
Carolina and Governor Hleyward of
South Carolina, each oif whom made
talks that were highly initeresting to
th >:e present. JIudge Parker left dur
ing the night for his New York homec.
Four Burned to Death in Hotel.
Grand l~apids, liehi.. Siceahl--hc
business portion of the' village of
Trust in. Osecola county. was (lest roy
ed by fire whiich st artedl in the base
ment o1f the hotel Compton friom a
defective fturnaee. Tent :uests 'escap
ed ini thwir iih't ebothles. whiL four
w~ere burined to death. Thn dead are:
the h otel. 3Irs. William 11. M ltr ane.
Edwardi h Det :iresi. porter. (Charliies
W orkmian. t raveliiinnmn of ietrsont.
The financial loss is abunt .C2,()00.
Carnegie Gives S20,000.
Atlanta. Special.-Professor K. G3.
anthewson. acting president ofr the
Georgia Stchool of Technology, an
:tounced that Andrew Carnegie had
agreed to give the school $20.000 for
the erection of a library building, pro
vided the school will furnish the sum
of $2,000 annually for- the mainiten
ane anud support of thle library. The
sift will be accepted.
Tust Tell on the Trusts.
eo tust' cefrinoa tet righ lvf
here Fed~eral grand~ jutries ini pro
eeng m.l~dter tile ant i-t ru t haw were
T. Pr-sident of' the CThamber of
D-pie admitted1 the Freneeh navy
JUDG[ IAMILON BITTER
E::eaking Sence at Last. Legislative
Agent For the Big Insu.: nce Co'n
panies Appears Unexpectedly Be
for- Investigating Committee ana
Fours a Flood of Denunciation
Upo* Officials "Who Drove McCall'
to His Grave."
Alb:iy. N. Y.. Speci:t.- .Anrew
Ire s:ii-ll'" wliil lie lias nulrinilane.
e.' rd fir tl i eatemelt birougrt jiroin
1'.hris h 1 .JChn (. Mc(al. ver S;ince
hi aewas l"St me(ntioned inl thl,
I t' t1gat on ill conliectill w'ithi tile
.1t 11S of mon0iieV shown to have
hetll ]'illiint (luring_ 1114t pa.st -10
years 'on alc nt of his l:egal ait
iceislative work for the New%, York
L- wlt t-ther insurance coniipaniesz.
It. wvold he dlifieult to exaggeorate
i I sensation and by the sleecl which
]w lmade or ithe iitensely d raniatic
!b:i raeter1 o i.' tle whole e4 pisotde. His
1: ce was ilushed and his voetrembih
li with p1Ssioni 1. his ami1s ipraised
and141 Ii ii,ts eleicil. 1ud-e 11am
e1 4lio tnd 1 'inreetive ipon th4e m-ill
b'ers (p the boaid of truistees.' of the
New York Life Insurance Company,
several of whom were present desig
min11-1 themti "curs and traitors.'' and
p.1ili iig s'Peeial attention to o00ne ln
na'd whom he described as "the
Peeksniff oI three adiiiiigfration '. the
Clfid.-nt of the Beers soaidal and
at111hor of' lite Beers 1 sition-u-who ro
taiies tIhrouhIi one admii5 straioii and
an m1th her. anud 1liks that Ae is going
t- he an1! InidisplnSable imeniber of yet
RETORTS "YELL.OW .lO.'
"Aiid i 4o you think.' lie demanded.
"hat tle moan who held ilie sale re
ation to Mr. Beers that I did to Mr.
M1 c(Call could sit for 13 years since,
anit not know how the expenlitures
tliat were made were to be. andii were.
disbiurse4d ! Yet he and such like him
sil. 11 judgiig me as peers. but
j!i.ud - Ingme as coliquerors. talking
abouit -yellow dogs.17
Judge Hamilton'.s attack upon the
hi stees of the New York Life was
niade tie iiore dramatic by the fact
tl at lie immediately followed J. 11.
daIntosli, geiieral solicitor of that
comtpaiy. who had been eulogizing the
members of that board and challein
ii g any mn to give reasons why they
should he removed from office as con
template:l )y the pending legislation.
The only nane he mentioned was that
of the late President McCall, in the
referenec to whom and to whose death
lie displayed marked emotioi. He
spoke of.-Mr. McCall as a victim. as
having been shouldered with the
blame- "the only one, the dead man,
k.lled. that they drove to his grave.
and deserted.'' and declared that the
memo(ry of this man had appealed to
him '"to comife down here and say
something for 1him1 anid just a word
Judge Hamilton after statinug that
ie would confine his remarks entirsly
to tile New York Life Insurance Com
pany, said lie had high and loyal re
speck for the oIther' comipanlies because
"I have nott yet found amionigst them
us and traitoirs-'
Continluing hie said:
"I addl~ress you uplon and in ldvo
cav of one bill solely. which I have
not read., but1 the purport of wich ap
peas in the papers-and I say that it
is your duity to report in favor of the
measure that will remove the tirustees
of the New York Life Insurance
Company uplorn November 21 next, ar
"I look around this court and I see
here many members of that board of
trustees. I see amongst them men who
have set and listened to the stories
of my victories in their behalf, and
applauded, and I wonder whether it
was3 like that line in Goldsmith, wheth
er it was 'counterfeited glee,' or
whether the attitude that they have
since taken has been one of counter'
SHULD BE OUSTED FROM CON
If, he said, the board did not ap
pove his vouchers, "then the failed
to peirform their duty. And the yea
s~n I came forward now is not te
sa, or not to apologize for these
vtehers, but to say this, that these
men witih their responsibilities upor
their shioulers and upon mine, thiey
ve somnethingW to account for.
''They may talk abeat the 'yelloi
d >g.' but the 'elow dog' is a dog oI
clurage an~d of loyalty. buit the ears
w iho stood( arounlld this fuineral that
h i is ocredi'4. and1 thei etirs wh'o kiiow
of the(se tr'ansa4ctions5 and shinik intc
teiri shoes-theyV are the curs-.and
thit is theO reason that I conic to speak
b iforec von and say that the gr'eat
iiteesto two bWIhillio'ns of dlhhirs' <d
lie insuraince and. fourlt hindr'ed mil
lios otf dolhlars of assets can nievei
by safely entrustedl to the hians and
administationtl of a lot of cur's.
Seymour Barringtonl Hanged.
E ar'rinton, thle bogus "Lord.'' was
eecuted by hanging at the Claytor
ji for the murde'r oIf .James P. Mr
Can two years age Baririgton hiai
coltepat'd several times to breal;
o it jail. but his prep~arationis wert
d teted early enough in each case t(
~reenit him from carrying out lii
iitentions. Be r'emalined firm to ti
Three F..remenl Meet Death.
Canden. N. J1.. Spec'(ial.-Three(' fiire
men were kill yd and nine otheirs sei
onsly injured at a 11ire whichl de(str'oy
el the old Sixth Regimnt armor.1~r
at Brid'.e and West strmeets. in l:
it'. Thie d'.dc aire:
;eoge WV. Shields. William Ilill
nn. Wimiamn .Jotbe'. The tire' star1tO
inii' thebiler room~i ot thle armnor:
h~ildim-~ an 1d quickly spreadl to al
,rts oi the structure.
GO DOWN TO DEATH
27 Perish in Wreck of Ship at
Distance From Land
OTEER VESSELS SAVE 29 LIVES
Phoenix Line Stcamcr British King
Founders 150 Miles South of Nova
Scotian Cozst and Crews of Steam
ers Bostonian and Mannheim Do
Battle With Raging Seas in Heroic
Work of Rescue-Five Rescued
From the Very Vortex Made by
the Sinking Vessel-No Passengers
Aboard-Captain Dies After Being
an.l }fiiysical. froni nllier'ns uiZ.s '-f
Alrti!!! ill s:iVi!.!g life rarely elinaled
in tho re;i f tragedies of tlie sea
attended te less of the PhoeiLine
s teamler British Kinl-. whlich ('n Sup
(lay lazL. in a razing'% tlantie storn..
foundered ahniu 150 miles south 0!
Sable Islad. nl carried to deati 27
mleiib(rS -," the crew. Thirteen ijwn
vere reSened froin theI sinkingt steamin
or by flit Sevland Line steamer Bos
tonian. fron Maneliester to Bostwn.
and Cleven by the German tank steam
r Iottrdani for New York. Five
others. who had been drawn ilown in
the votex into which the British King
wxas enguifedi. were picked up by the
Bostonian from a frail bit of wreek
age whieh they had grasped after a
desperate struggle for life in the
whirl- pool. The Bostonian arrived
here Wednesday and1 the details of
the disater ae known.
Captain .anes 0Il:1an. of the
British Kin. dlied on board the Bos
tolian! fromil the etheets of terrible in
juries.stained InI trying; t) save his
One of the boats of the Bostonian
was ernshed to fragnients and tle
volunteer crew which manned it were
thrown into tlhe high runnin sen.
while engaged in the work of rescue,
but all were safely landed on board
SANK IN THE DARKNESS.
Volunteers from the Manhejim. af
ter a heroic battle with the waves.
had taken off 11 from the British
King. but after this neither of the
steaier., in consequence of the in
reasing gale. could make any attempt
to reaeht the foundered freighter.
Moreover, darkness fell and it was an
utter impossibility to) do else butt wait
for the moonlight to guide them. In
the darkness the British King, which
was then water-lo~ggedl and helpless.
plunged to the bottom.
For three days her captain and
crew, working under unconquerable
odds. had tried to prevent, or at least
postone. their ships destruction. Bar
rels of oil and wreckage, forming in
to a powverful ram. were driven down
upon her sides with crushing force,
opeig up the vessel's plates antu al
lowing the water to p)our io her
The extent of the leak was not un
derstood until the following day, how
ever, and then. although all hands
were placed at the pumps. the water
gained considerably. The fires had
been extinishied and the engines ren
dered useless by the rising water. The
only remedy at hand lay in repairmng
the damaged section, and while per
sonally superinteniding the work. Cap
tain 0O'Hagan sustained a fractured
leg and internal injuries. Although
he was unable to stand, he continued
to direct the efforts of his crew. At
the end of the three days, when all
btands had labored ceaselessly without
rest and with little food, the Bos
tonian and Manheim were sighted, and
to these Captain 0O'Hagan displayed
the signal for assistance. Both the
Bostonian and Manheim stood by the
scene of the wreck until Monday
morning but no bodies were recovered.
The British King sailed from New
York last Wednesday. bound for Ant
werp with a miscellaneous cargo and
15) head of cattle.
Want Norfolk and Western.
Salisbury, Special.-There is a
g rowing~ sentiment here in favor o n
itig the Norfolk and Western rail
war to. enter Sal isbury-n thejsiI mat
ter has been agitated during the last
few days hy a number of leading busi
ness5 men here interested in ifreie'ht
~ats. It15 lis proond to ask for an ex
teionI of the line of t he road fromi
Witston-Salem hv warv of L exingiton,.
wih( routte is no4w being conisih' eil
by some of tihe officials.
Electrical Storm in Atlarnta.
Annta. (Ga.. Special.--Ani electri
cal storm of great severniy. accomn
panied by a heavy rainfall. visited At
lanta late Wednesday. Nearly uwo
inches of rain fell between nuioon and
dark. The tower of the Second Bap
tist church was set on fire by ligzhtn
ing. nearly a hrudred telephones on
the south sidle of the city were burn
ed out aiid a number of electric street
cars were also put out of commission.
Spa rtanburg, Special-Hlieks Cald
well. the negro conviet who was badl
l in jured in a fight with a fellow
coniet. andi who has been undler a
doctor4's trea'tmen~it, stole a bhiel ba -
long ig to (Captain Hlembree and vie .
'w from the campll in the rear. of! a
outhouse. He also obtainedtl
.n . i te same wav. of a suit I.
hotes and a pair of shoes belonigi :2
ne ofa the gnards5.
Program by the Mission Study Class.
-Josh. 1. 1-9.
Africa is. of all the continems most
interesting to the situdent of missions.
He sees it as it was n1ot many y:ears
;I-m-forzottel, noglcd, sufring- in
the uiark. He seos its missionary pi
Oilrs-mienI the (Cho of whose VOices
has hardly died away. lie sees the
struggle 1)e ween the powers of heath
enism and the gospel complicatcd by
the greed and cruelty of men from
Christian lands. He sees, at last, the
joining of hands by which missions
and commcrce work together to bring
light to Africa.
The work which has been done there
has given the lie to the cheap jests
about nissiranaries. Missionaries to
Africa have been hard-headed. ready
handed men and women. who could
wield tools of the farm and shop and
home as well as the sword of the Spir
it. There have been constructive
statesmen among them. no less worthy
of praise because the kings they have
counseled were black savages.
Africa is the oldest of the mission
fields of the Methodist Episcopal
Church. In past years it has been one
of the least productive. Doubtless
some mistakes have been made, some
efforts wasted. But the African field
is ready now for larger things. The
great powers of Europe are planning
colossal enterprizes in Africa. It will
shortly be the home of millions of
white people. Its greatest need is that
whatever industrial and pollitical pro
gress it may make, it shall be pre
empted for the gospel. The growth
of the to-morrow may be greater than
we have yet dared to dream.
Africa was claimed for God in the
life and death of Melville Cox, our
Methodism's first foreign missionary.
It is "the coming continent." Wars
have desolated it in almost every mile
of its vast extent, but now there is
bright prospects of lasting peace. If
has been the scene of the unimagined
horrors of the slave trade, but that
ghastly traffic is disappearing in the
face of the unceasing opposition of
the Christian nations.
Bountiful Sowing: Our Gifts to
Christ's Cause.-Luke 6:38; 2 Cor.
Every one likes "good measure,"
heaped up high. Must not God like
No gift is at Its best till it is given
in gratitude for the Best Gift. i. you
want to give only a dime and yet dc
give a dollar, God counts it only a
Is your harvest of happiness scanty:
S.Lat is proof of a scanty sowing.
Proportionate and systematic giv
ing may be generous or stingy. What
is needed is a generous system and
'"He gives twice who gives quickly
applies to missions as well as to char
Full sowing avails not unless fol
',wed by full tending.
"A prayer and a penny" soon be
comes a prayer and a dollar.
Sowing seems to be throwing away
seed. One of the chief graces of our
giving is that it is done .in faith.
It is not giving when we place out
money in the savigs bank, or when
we expect a money return from God.
Generally the larger the interest the
less safe the investment. It is the op.
posite in lending to the Lord.
What merchant would know how
his business stood unless he kept ac
countsi How can we know how wel
or poorly wve give unless we keep ac
It Is possible to sow too much seed
in a farmer's field, but it not possible
to sow too much gospel seed.
Do I use my possessions as a trus
Do I hold my money as if I should
hold it forever?
Am I living for myself or for the
kingdom of God?
RAM'S II0RN BLASTS.
THE Face of God
takes away the
fr of man.
a ood dleal about
ways more otent
On the darkest skies are the brig-ht.
To bec drunk with success is to be
indifferent to the sarrows of men.
When the Master borrows yomi
boat IIe never leaves it empty.
Many al b)i eeelesiastical wagon ih
inaed wVith emIptly boxeCs.
Many~ do'ors are b''edu on h imf wh~I(
eannot luck thle doors (t his lijs.
The face of Gohd take's away th(c
fear o1f an.
ife is without mecaning if without
Righteousness gives rejoicing all
the way in the race.
The Christian life that is all r-ap
ture- hcre' :narV know nonet there
Death is only known as night be
cause it precedes~ unending day.
The Lord knows your longing fo;
Iim by the wvay you look for the los
Ther-e is no p)oisoni in the prosperi
that comes ini anlswer. to prayer.
True riches are not the thiing v
carry but those that carry us.
A SURE BOOM.
"It seems that stra.igh!t adi:'r:
-ng won't interest the public in e.
thing Will have to devise .soza
"Well. the only sure wauy is to
gt t're newspaper to reai.t it."-12ife.
HAD HE BEEN iT?
Ceraldite-Pa is always kicking
Geral-Not always; so.:rtimes he
THE - SUNDAY SCHOOL
INTERNATIONAL LESSON COMMENTS
FOR MARCH 25;
Temperance Lesaon. Prnv. xxiHi.. '21 15
Colden Text 1'rz<. xxiii...:;._-3remory
Ver. :31 -Topic: jyrink's ciamber
(,:,. 9. 3 . . ::!1. :' v. v1i2
sorow ndstrn-:mdthu b d anrd
frim: taking the wronag cour in life.
Robiuson call l!i 1-sson the drunk
ard's looking glass. A't before those
whose face is toward the drunkard's
I habits. so.that they m:Iy see w.-hat they
will be if they go on. "Woe." Direful
distress:- both the condemnation for a
sin committed. and a certain awful con
dition of suffering. -Sin of all kinds
brings its own punishment, but there Is
no sin which so speedily and relefit
lessly pursues its victim as the sin of
drunkenness. "Who hath sorrow."
The Hebrew word means. first. poverty
and then lisery. The cup contains more
tlian one woe; a single sorrow is not all.
These are s& numerous-as to call forth
a constant and long continued cry of
anguish. "Who hath. edatentions."
Nine-tenths of all the brawls and ights,
quarrels - and misunderstandings ar
traceable to drink. "Who hath bab
bling." This refers to the tendency of
strong drink to foolish and incessant
talking. revealing secrets, vile conver
sation and noisy demonstrations, which
are common in different stages of
drunkenness. Nothinggoes 'right with
thea drinker. He complains of God, 6f
society, of his family, of his circum-.
staices, of everything. Nothing can
be right to one who is thus wrong.
"Wounds without cause." Wounds re
ceived in'whoily unprolitable disputes,
such as come of the brawls of drunken
men. Drinkers are especally exposed
to aceidents an diseases which tem
perance would have prevented. "Red
ness of eyes." Bloodshot, blurred or
bleared eyes (Gen. 49:1:.,. Alcohol in
duces a paralysis of the nerves control
ling the minute blood vessels, the ca- ;
pillaries, which results in a dilation
that speedily shows itself in the eye.
30. "They that tarry long." This
answers the above questions. He who
begins to drink continues to drink, tar
rying often a whole night, and from
that to day and night. "They that go."
To places or among people where in
toxicating drinks are made or stored
or used. "Mixed wine." Spicedc
drugged, medicated wine.
II. Strong drink prohibited (vs. 31.
32). 31. "Look not" This prohibits
even moderate drinking. It is our duty,
to avoid tem'ptation. See Prov. 4:14.
15. The person who enters-into te*i'
tation is almost certain to fall. "Red."
The bright color'of the wine gives It
an attractive look. "His color ir the
cup." Literally, its eye, the clear
brightness, or the beaded bubbles,-On
which the wine drinker looks with
pleasure. "Goeth down smoothly" (R.
V.) This verse pictures the attractive
side of wine, when it seems p~dectly,
harmless to sip a little, when it Is
bright and inspiring, thrilling the
nerves with delight, promising all joy
and freedom. It is the shining side of
evil that is so dangerous-this fBowery,
entrance to the path fat leads to
death. At such a time, beware! 32.
"At the last it biteth." The pleasure
will be attended at -last with Intoler
able pains, when it works like so mch'
poison in thy veins and casts thee into.
diseases as hard to cure as 'the biting
of a serpent. "Adder." In the Geneva
Bible this word is translated "cocka
trice." It was a very venomous ser
pent. But the picture cannot be over
drawn. The curse of strong drink is
wose than the bite of a thousand ser
III. Strong drink ruinous to charac
ter (v. 33).
- 33. "Eyes shall behold," etc. "Thine
eyes shall behold strange-things." R.
V. Some think there is a reference
here to the delirium tremens. But the
rendering in the Authorized Version,
which is retained In the margin of the
Revised Version, Is, according to the
Cambridge Bible, "in keeping with the
usage of the word in the Book of Prov
erbs, and with the undoubted connec
tion between excess of wine and lust"
The "lust of the eyes" causes the
downfall of many. We should hasten
to close our eyes to that which we
ougifnot to see. "Heart shall utter."
When men or women indulge in the
use of strong drink thej let down the
bars to every sin that follows In the
IV. Strong drink leads to folly (vs.
34. "In the midst of the sea." To
make onie's bed on the waves of thle
sea would be to be awallowed upin
death. So Is the drunken man. Or as
a pilot who,.has' gone to sleep wh~en his
ship was In the troughs of the sea. al
-owing the tiller to slip out of his band
and his ship to be swamped with the
waves which he mnight have outriddenl.
Stupefied, besotted men know not
where they are or what they are doing,
and when they lie down they are as,if
tossed by the rolling waves of the sea,
or upon the top of a mast. Their h'eads
swim. Their sleep Is disquiet, and
troublesome dreams make sleep unre
freshing. "Top of a mast." The
drunkard is utterly regardless of -life.
35. "Have stricken-not hurt" (R.
V.) With conscience seared and self
respect gone, the drunkard -boasts of
the things whidh should make him
blush with shame. "Have beaten-felt
it not." "Angry companions have done
their worst to end my life, says he, but
their blows did not affect mie." "Wfll
see-again."' Rather, when I shall
awake I will seek it again. Self-con
trol is all. gone. The drunkard is a
slave to appetite. He is as insensible
to the pleadings and warnings of -those
who seek his salvation as he is to the
beatings of his comrades when he Is
Too Busy to Work.
The way to commarmi a godprc
i to never cheapenon rs stock~ :.
trade. At least that i.- the: principle
adopted by an Ohio justice of: the
race. This gentlerfan, sa:ys a writer
in the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
as missed his calling. Given his op
portunity, he would sou make a name
among the humorists.
An attorney in a rneighboring eRy
wote to him to inquire about ajug
Iment that had beer. entered! agatr.st
a client. lHe cnclosed a sam~n-p) for
reply. Several days later he -recei-:ed
a postal card bearing this message.
"Your inquiry received. I beg to
inorm you that my time is mighty
-aluable just now. Corn-cutting is
most nigh here. politics is sizzling.
and the bass-fishing is fine. If you
would enelose a diller bil it might
simuate me sonme. I paid two dol
!ars encea to a lawyer tor aniswering
a question, a::d all b~ salid was 'No.'"
In tite year 1904 'orocers' jurors in
o' o':0 ;::med on torry-two cases of