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WELL SATISFIED WITH "FIND
Columbus Rejoiced Over Belief That
Natives He Found in America
Wouid Make Good Christians.
Columbus landed on a small island,
"one of tlie Lucayes, called in the In
dian language Guanahani," the intrepid
navigator afterward wrote. Later the
island was called San Salvador, and
now Is known as Watling's island.
There was discovered in Spain in
lS2? the manuscript supposed to be
Las Casas' abridgement of Columbus'
journal of his first voyage to America,
and from this we have some interest
ing details of the actual circumstances
surrounding the discovery of the new
The people of the island straight
way collected together when Colum
bus landed, according to this journal.
Here follow his precise words :
"As I saw that they were very
friendly to us and perceived that they
could be much more easily converted
to our holy faith by gentle means than
by force, I presented them with some
red caps and strings of beads to wear
upon the neck and many other trilles
of small value, wherewith they were
much delighted and became wonder
fully attached to us."
Columbus comments that the people
appeared to him to be very poor be
cause tliey went about naked. He
noted that ali the natives he saw were
young, none being above thirty years,
and that all of them had fine physique
and short, straight hair. Pie believed
they were from the continent and was
of the opinion that they would make
good Christians, as they appeared to
nave no religion at ali.
COR-i COBS FOUND OF VALUE
Hitherto Waste Material May Be Util
ized to Good Advantage When
the War ls Over.
iPrepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Corn cobs-a great ??ste product in
the world's greatest corn-producing
nation-have been made to yield ad
hesive gum and other useful sub
stances in quantities sufficient to form
the nucleus of a profitable and impor
In addition to adhesive gum, experi
ments have produced cellulose, and
glucose, both of which have many com
mercial uses. The glucose so produced,
crystallizes well, and lt is believed can
be used in the same ways as crystal
line glucose from staion. Manufac
ture of alcohol by the fermentation of
corn cob glucose appears practicable
if sulphuric acid is obtainable
To utilize corn cobs commercially a
large and costly plant would be neces
sary and the bureau of chemistry of
the federal department of agriculture
does not advise any enterprise of the
.ort in wartime.
New German Drying Process.
The so-called Krnyseska method, a
aew means of drying eggs, fruit juice
and blood, has been demonstrated be
fore the food authorities in Berlin and
found worth exploiting to a large ex
tent. The drying is done in a large
iron cylinder five meters in diameter,
in which a pair of big metal wings are
quickly rotating, driven by a steam
turbine. The fluid is lashed to foam
and dried by the aid of a hot current
of air that is continually passed
through the cylinder. Tile dried prod
uct is in the form of *i powder, which
will keep for a loir, time and can be
most economically transported. The
dried products go through rn? chemical
process and are directly soluble in wa
ter. Drying plants of this type for
treating about 140.000 eggs a day will
be erected shortly in Berlin and
War's Far-Flung Ruins.
, Russian churches in Alaska have
hard times making both ends meet
since war's turmoil in Russia stopped
the payment of money by the mother
<-hur< oward the upkeep of these far
away -arishes. All the churches in
that se<. .on are now being supported
solely by their small congregations.
Many of the churches contain valuable
paintings and jeweled robes.
In order to eke ont his salary, one
member of the Russian clergy. Father
A. P. Kashevaroff, arch priest in
charge of the Russifia church at
Juneau, took the post of inspector of
customs nt Hidden Inlet, near there,
for the summer.
No Mephistophelean Monopoly.
The devil has no monopoly on the
Rev. William Barnes Lower, pastor
cf the Holy Trinity Presbyterian
church of Logan, Philadelphia, recent
ly spent his vacation working on a
farm near Schwenksville. Pa., and
sent a message to his congregation,
tirang the able-bodied male members
to help farmers harvest their crops.
"If we car thrash grain in th*
field," was his message, nccording to
the Philadelphia Bulletin, "we cnn
thrash the devil in the front-line
trenches he is building 'round our
churches." - United States Employ
ment Service Bulletin.
Speaking of Rumors.
According to an Amsterdam dis
patch it is persistently being ru
mored that the kaiser is losing his
Amsterdam might further startle
the world by announcing a per
sistent rumor that there Is a war on
Or another rumor thar Uhristmns
day will come on December 2? this
Or a persistent rumor that water is
: THE UNUSUAL ONE
By MADGE WESTON. I?
(Copyright, 1D1S. Western Newspaper Union.)
The Rev. Paul Worthington, when
he received the call to his latest
charge, wished desperately that he
might love, even as other men, and
marry. For the Reverend Paul was of
so fine san appearance, combined with
pleasing personal qualities, that it was
not to be wondered at when maidens
of every age and station besought him
with veiled or openly bestowed atten
Paul, who was not conceited, went
over the situation studiously, conclud
ing it was the supposedly superior po
sition of pastor's wife which the girls
coveted, he himself being merely a
means to that end. The Reverend
Paul loved his woik and des.'red above
all things to go about it fearlessly.
As a single man, Paul's visits and
interest were wont to be personally
construed. But as the perverse god of
love seemed determined to pass him
by he decided to adopt a manner of
forbidding aloofness where young wom
en were concerned and seek assistance
entirely among their elders.
Thus it happened that the young set
of Farmington church at first dubbed
the new minister a "conceited prig."
His eloquent sermons Paul felt in
stinctively were not being received
with general favor-even the good
fellowship sought with the men of his
congregation was a failure.
"What was wrong?" be asked him
self. "In what way was his endeavor
He was bound to look for help at
last from the bright-eyed girls in the
choir, and immediately that help was
forthcoming, but the singing brought
forth no enthusiasm. It was necessary
to seek out church decorators among
the yoting women ; they were also
quickly found, but Paul realized that
he was again passing through the ex
perience of past charges.
Then one day. ns his eyes flushing
with the truth of his statements
glanced over the upraised faces of his
congregation, Paul paused suddenly
before the "steady light of a young
woman's concentrated gaze. Almost,
it seemed, that she was reading his
soul. Unwilling, yet drawn by some
compelling power, he turned again and
still again to that absorbed, strangely
winsome face. He had found his in
spiration. Paul Worthington preached
that day as he never had preached be
fore. And when after service he
hastened down the aisle for his cus
tomary hand-shaking, it was in a fever
of impatience lest someone should ob
struct bis progress until the young
stranger had gone.
"A splendid sermon!" praised the
girls of the choir.
"The pulpit flowers?" questioned a
fair member of the decorating com
mittee; "were they arranged as you
The Reverend Paul nodded absent
ly; he had located the girl of the ob?
servant eyes as she was about lo step
out to the street. "Good morning," he
greeted. "I wish to thank you for your
earnest attention. A good listener is?
a pastor's help."
The girl's unique attraction seemed
enhanced with nearness. Unsmiling
she allowed him to clasp her hand.
"Your sermon was good, but far too
long," she said quietly.
The Reverend Paul fairy gasped as
tile little figure of Iiis mentor passed
on her way. He was still perturbed
as he ascended the pulpit steps at eve
ning and looked d?fiance toward the
pew where the gfr' demurely waited.
Then his defiance was lost in satisfac
tion. She should see that her criticism
had not inllueuced in tin? least his
evening sermon ; not once would he
look in her direction. But lie did.
And when, during the evening Paul
saw the girl glance at her wrist watch,
unexpectedly even to himself, he end
et his discourse.
At the door it was the girl who ex
tended her hand.
"That was much better," she said,
and cast back a dimpling smile.
He could not avoid seeing the girl
at the midweek lecture-she wore
such a dashing hat. and her face
glowed beneath its brim.
"Next Sunday," she suggested, her
eyes were twinkling, "in addition to the
shorter, more graphic sermon, I would
institute tlie singing of newer and
more tuneful hymns in place of the
cfld solemn ones.' Farmington people
need cheering up."
That evening the pastor passed
through many moods, from indignation
to speculation. "After all, there might
be truth in the suggestions so crudely
given. His labor lacked result ; this
was true. He would humble himself
to try the girl's advice. There was
about her some confident power.
He missed her attentive presence
from his newly arrauged services for
some time after his decision. He had
the people all singing now ; they came
in interested numbers to hear his short,
forceful sermons. But success could
not compensate for his inexplicable
disappointment in the girl's absence.
Love had found the Reverend Paul
at last. He admitted it freely, love,
In the presence of the only one who
had dared to criticize himself. And
when her face looked up again from
the old pew in the corner the heart
of the Reverend Paul sang.
Later when he held her hands in his
it was as though always they hrd
known each other and understood.
"You were brave enough to help
me," saM the new, humble Paul.
"I wanted you to stay, you .see," the
unusual girl confessed.
Cigarettes in China.
The following article appeared
?a recent issue of the Canton Chit
j Times, and what it contains shou
make us very enthusiastic to begin
counter influence in China at once
educate the people against the ev
[The paper was sent to the Editor (
the Palmetto White Ribbon by Re
E. T. Snuggs, a Baptist Missionai
of Pakhoi, China, not very ii
j The world is awaking to the sei
ous nature of the alcoholic and ti
bacco habit, and as in America, s
even these heathen nations must t
iwarned and educated. Let us spec
j up the reform by "agitating, educ;
ting and organizing."
j It is estimatetd that twenty thot
sand million (20,000.000.000) riga:
ettes are now consumed in Chin
every year! And the habit is on th
increase. Never before has such
flood of cigarettes come so quickl
to a great nation. First millions cam
from America and other lands. No1
China makes her own millions o
cigarettes every day. China's goo
money is being turned into smoke
and many of her people are becoir
ing beggars from this "whit
Many cigarette factories have bee
built all over the land. Foreign an
Chinese companies are doing thei
utmost to increase this trade whic
makes China poor,
i Cigarette smoking is the mop
harmful kind of tobacco smoking
and yet agents of tobacco coir.panie
can often be seen in the streets o
the cities and villages, giving awa;
cigarettes to men and boys so as t
create the habit and get them to buy
Perhap . here is the greatest dan
ger to China. Little boys and girl
are often seen in public places smok
ing the cigarette. And the poison
little by little, is weakening thei:
bodies, their hearts, and their nerves
making them more easy victims ti
Dr. O. M. Stone, of Boston said
"The idea that tobacco prevents dis
ease is an error. A tobacco user';
chances of recovery from malignan
disease is lessened fifty per cent."
A recent writer has well said: "Ir
China, where the ravages of con
sumption are so great as to consti
tute one of the greatest national dam
gers, the rapid increase of cigarette
smoking is to be looked upon with tht
The Quarterly Journal of Inebriet.\
says: A large proportion of the con
sumption cases which comes undei
this city hail:
j Dr. W. H. Ri. .
says: "Like otli
has a pronoun
where the gre;
child in China uno Degins thc cigar
ette habit is greatly lessening Ina
chances for health and success in life.
It is well called "the deadly cigar
Edmund Andrews, M. D.. L. L. D.,
Professor of Surgery. North-Western
University Medical School, Chicago,
111., says: "The earlier thc smoker be
gins the worse for him, because lie
has a longer time in the future in
which to injure himself."
The Harm It Does.
; "A good (leal has been said about
cigarette smoking, but not one half
of the truth has ever been told. Cig
arette smoking first blunts the v.hole
moral nature. It has an appalling ef
fect upon the physical system as well.
It first stimulates, then stupefies the
nerves. It sends boyj into consump
tion. It gives them enlargement of
the heart, and it seals them to the in
sane asylum. I am often called in to
prescribe for boys far palpitation of
the heart. In nine cases out of ten,
this is caused by the cigarette habit.
I have seen bright boys turned into
dunces, and straightforward, honest
boys made into miserable cowards by
cigarette smoking. 1 am speaking the
truth, as nearly every physician and
teacher knows." Dr. A. Clinton, of
San Francisco, physician to several
"I have seen several cases, in fact
a fair number, in the young who suf
fered seriously from the effect of the
cigarette habit. The earliest effect is
I upon the heart, through its nervous
mechanism: then upon the general
nervous system, including the brain,
(the latter showing itself in insom
nia, loss of memory, and later in
want of proper mental control.) Fi
nally nutrition of the entire system
: suffers." Ch. Gatchell, M. D., Chica
I "Cigarette smoking irritates and
'poisons the mucous membrane, pre
vents action, affecting digestion, the
brain, heart, lungs and liver, shatter
ing the nervous system and ruins
Iboc Iv and mind. The smoke laden with
! particles of poison is drawn deeply
into the lungs and forced out through
the nose, in order that it may be
brought in contact with as much mu
cous membrance as possible. No
minor can use cigarettes and be in
good health. A rigid mental and phy
F. S. fl
Norfolk, Va., Bi
oculist says: x um constantly con
sulted of blindness occasioned sole
ly by great smoking."
Dr. F. Dowling of Cincinnati, af
ter a study of three thousand persons
employed in local tobacco factories,
found that 05 per cent suffered from
iisual troubles of nicotine origin.
Fight Against Tobacco.
It is time for all who wish well for
China to join in this fight against the
cigarette habit, especially among
the children. When one reads what
the doctors say about the injury done
by cigarettes, it is hard to understand
how some can stand up for the habit.
A strong fight is needed against this
evil that takes hold of men. 'It feels
good' no doubt as do other bad
things, but it does a lot of harm in
the world. And because the Church
is divided it makes the fight against
the vice all the harder.
To the Dyspeptic.
Would you not like to feel that
your stomach troubles are over, that
you can eat any kind of food that
you crave? Consider then the fact
that Chamberlain's Tablets have cu
red others-why not you. There are
many who have been restored to
health by taking these tablets and
can now eat any kind of food that
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paint. Part or whole time. Commis
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