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Cowboy of tha Flying Heart ram-h ara
heartbroken over the le of their muoh
priaed phonograph hy the defeat of their
champion In a foot-race with the rook of
tha Centlpeile ranch. A hnuse party la
on at the Klylnic Heart. J. Welllnitford
peed, cheer leader at Yale, and Culver
Covington. Inter-colleglate rhamplon run
ner. are expected. Helen I! lake. Rpeed'a
eweethenrt, auKaeata tn Jean Chanin, ala
ter of the owner of the ranch, that alie
Induce Covington, her lover, to win bach
the phonograph. Helen declarea that If
Covlnitton won't run. Bpeed will. The
cowboy are hllarlotia over the prospect.
Bpeed and hla valet, Larry Olaa. trainer
at Yale, arrive. Helen Blake aaka Bpeed,
who haa posed to her aa an athlete, to
race acalnet the Centipede man. The
cowboya Join In the appeal to Wally, and
fearing that Helen will And him out, he
eonaenta. He Insliit. however, that he
ahall he entered aa an unknown. figuring
that Covington will arrive In time to take
hla pla.-e. Fresno, nice club Binder from
Stanford unlveniltv and In love with
Helen, trlea to discredit Speed with the
ladle and the cowboya. Speed and Olaaa
f ut In the time they are auppoeed to lie
raining playing rarda In a aecluded apot.
The cowl-ova tell nia? It la up to him to
m-a that Speed wlna the race. Willie. th
unman. dt--ltre the trainer will go back
eaet packed In Ice. If Speed falla. A tele-
rrram cornea frrnm Covington saying he Is
n jail at Omaha for ten daya. Olaaa In
panic fnrcea Speed to begin training In
earneat. The cowboya force Speed to eat
In the training; quarter and prepare him
a diet of very rare ment. Mlsa Blfike
bakes a cake for Speed and la offended
when Larry refuee to allow him to eat
It. Covington arrives on crutches. He
aaya lie broke hla toe In Omaha. Mra.
Keap, engaged to Covington and In love
with Jack Chapln, expoaes Speed to
Helen, becauae Speed had failed to pre
vent Covington from Joining; the party.
CHAPTER XV Continued.
"Will you marry me?" asked J. Wal
"The Idea!" MIbs Blake gasped.
"Please don't speak that way. When
a man cares for a woman, he doesn't
deceive her ho tells her everything
You told me you were a great runner,
and I believed you. FU never believe
you again. Of course, I shall behave
to you la a perfectly friendly manner,
but .underneath the surface I shall be
consumed .with Indignation." Miss
Blake commenced to be consumed.
"See! You don't acknowledge your
perfidy even now."
"What's the use? If I said I couldn't
run, and then beat the cook, you'd be
lieve I deceived you again. And sup
pose that I can't beat him?"
"Then I shall know they have told
me the truth."
"And If, on the other hand, I should
win" Miss Blake's eyes fell "Helen,
would you marry me?" Speed started
toward her, but she had fled out into
Dusk was settling over stretches of
purple land, and already the room was
peoplod by shadows. Work was over;
there were sounds of cheerful prepara
tions for supper; from the house came
faint chords of laughter.
It was the hush that precedes the
evening a It does the dawn; the hour
of reverie. In which all music Is sweet,
and forgotten faces arise to haunt.
Speed stood where the girl bad left
him, miserable, hopeless, helpless. And
certainly his love was lost. He had
stayed on in the stubborn supersti
tious belief that something would
surely happen to relieve him from his
predicament fortune bad never failed
him before and instead, every day,
every Incident, bad served to Involve
blm deeper. Now she knew! It was
her golden heart that had held her
true thus far, but could any devotion
"I Love You!" Wally Said.
survive the sight of humiliation such
as he would suffer on the morrow? Al
ready he beard the triumphant Jeers
of the Centipede henchmen, the angry
clamor of the Flying Heart, the mock
ing laughter of his rival.
tie groanea aioua. Forsootn, a
broken toe I Of all the countless tens
of thousands of toes la Christendom,
'the one he had hung bis salvation
upon bad proven weaker than a reed.
What cruel jest of rate was this? If
Fate had wished to break a toe why
Bad she not selected out of all the bll
.lions at ber disposal, that of some
other athlete than Culver Covington
ores bis own.
J. Walllngford Speed started cud
4ecly aad seied. He had remembered
that no one could force a crippled man
"By Jove," he exclaimed, "I'll do Hi"
He crossed quickly to the bunk-
house door and looked In. The room
was empty. The supper-bell pealed
out, and he heard the cow-men answer
it. Now was the appointed moment;
he might have no other. With cat-like
tread he slipped Into the sleeping
quarters, returning In a moment with
a revolver. He- stared thankfully at
the weapon better this than dishonor.
"Why didn't I think of It before?
It's perfectly simple. I'll accidentally
shoot myself In the foot!"
But even as he gazed at the gun he
saw that the muzzle was as large as
a gopher-hole. A bullet of that size
would sink a ship, he meditated In a
panloi and as for his foot what fright
ful execution It would work! But It
were better to lose a foot than a foot
race, under present conditions, so he
began to unlace his shoe. Then real
izing the value of circumstantial evi
dence, he paused. No! His disability
must bear all the earmarks of an acci
dent. He must guess the location ot
his smallest and least important toe,
and trust the rest to ' his marksman
ship. Visions of blood-poisoning be
set him, and when he pressed the
muzzle against the point of his shoe
his hand shook with such a palsy that
he feared he might miBS. He steeled
himself with the thought that other
men had snuffed out life Itself In this
manner, then sat down upon the floor
and cocked the weapon a second time.
He wondered If the shock might, by
any chance, numb him into uncon
sciousness. If so, he might bleed to
death before assistance arrived. But
he had nothing to do with that The
only question was, which toot. He re
garded them both tenderly. They
were nice feet, and bad done him
many favors. He loved every toe;
they were almost like Innocent chil
dren. It was a dastardly deed to take
advantage of them thus, but he ad
vanced the revolver until It pressed
firmly against the outside of his left
foot, then closed his eyes, and called
upon his courage. There came a
great roaring In his ears.
How long he sat thus waiting for
the explosion he did not know, but
he opened his eyes at length to find
the foot still Intact, and the muzzle
of the weapon pointing directly at his
Instep. He altered his aim hurriedly.
when, without warning of any sort, a
man's figure appeared silhouetted
against the window.
The figure dropped noiselessly to
the floor inside the room, and cried, in
a strange voice:
"Lock those doors! Quick!"
Finding that It was no hallucination,
Speed rose, calling out:
"Who are you?"
"Sh-h-h!" The stranger darted
across the room and bolted both
doors, while the other felt a chill of
apprehension at these sinister precau
tions. He grasped his revolver firmly
while his heart thumped. The fellow's
appearance was anything but reassur
ing: he was swarthy and sun-browned,
his clothes were ragged, his overalls
were patched; Instead of a coat, be
wore a loosely flapping vest over a
black sateen shirt, long since rusted
out to a nondescript brown.
"I've been trying to get to you for a
week," announced the mysterious vis
"W-what do you want? Who are
"I'm Skinner, cook for the Centi
pede." "The man I race?'
"Not so loud." Skinner was strain
ing for the faintest sound from the di
rection ot the mess-bouse. ,
"I'll kill him!" exulted the Eastern
lad. But the other forestalled a mur
der by running on, rapidly:
"Listen, now I Hump and I jobbed
this gang last mouth; we're pardners,
see? He's got another race framed
at Pocatello, and I want to .make a
"Yes! yes I y-you needn't stay here
on my account"
"Now don't let's take any chances
to-morrow, see? We're both out for
the coin. What do you want to do
win or lose?" Skinner Jumped back
to the door and listened.
"Don't stall!" the strangerr cried,
Impatiently. "Will 1 win or will you?
What's It worth?" He clipped his
words short, bis eyes darted furtive
glances here and there.
"Can I win?" gasped Bpeed.
"You can If there's enough In It for
me. I'm broke, see? You bet Ave
hundred, and we'll cut It two ways."
"I I haven't that much with me.'
"Borrow It Don't be a boob. Meet
me In Albuquerque Sunday, and we'll
"Is that all I have to dor
"Certainly. What's the matter with
you. anyhow V Skinner cast a suspi
cious alance at hla companion.
"1 I guesa I'm rattled It's all so
"Of course you 11 have to ni fail
enough so we don't tip oft."
"How fast Is that?"
"Oh, ten four," carelessly. "That's
what Humpy and I did "
"Ten and four-nrths -seconds?
"Certainly. Don't kid met They're
liable to break In on us."
"Mr. 8klnner, I I can't run that
fast. F-flfteen Is going some for me."
"What!" Skinner stared at his op
"That's right I'm a lemon.
'Ain't you the Yale champ? The
guy that goes under 'even time'?"
Wally shook his head. "I'm bis
chum. 1 couldn't catch a cramp."
The brown face of the Centipede
sprinter split Into a grin, his eyes
gleamed. "Then I'll win." laid he.
"I'm the sucker, but I'll make goo J.
Oet your money down, and I'll split
"No, no! Not you! Me! I must
win!" Speed clutched his caller des
perately. "All right, I'll frame anything; but
I can't run any slower than I did with
Joe and make a live of It They'd
shoot us both."
"But there's a girl tn this a girl I
love. It means more than mere life."
Skinner was plainly becoming nerv
ous at the length of the Interview.
"Couldn't you fall down?" Inquired
the younger niau, timidly.
The cook laughed derisively. "I
could fall down twice and beat you In
fifteen." After an Instant's thought:
'Say, there's one chance, If we don't
run straight away. There's a corral
out where we race; you Insist on run
ning around It, see? There's nothing
in the articles about straightaways.
That'll kid 'em on the time. If 1 got
too far ahead, I'll fall down."
"B-but will you stay down? Till I
."Sure! Leave It to me."
"You won't forget, or anything like
"Certainly not But no rough work
A Man's Figure Appeared at the Win
dow. In front of the cowboys, understand?
Skinner vaulted lightly through the
window, landing tn the dirt outside
without a sound. "Somebody coming,"
be whispered. ."Understand: Mer
chants' Hotel, Albuquerque, noon, Sun
day." And the next Instant he had
vanished Into the .dusk, leaving be
hind blm a youth half hysterical with
Out of the blackest gloom had come
J. Walllngford Speed's deliverance,
telling me about this foot-raco. What
In the deuce Is the matter with you,
anyhow? Why didn't you let me
The girls drew closer, and Speed
saw that Miss Blake was pale.
"I wouldn't have allowed It for a
minute. Now, of course, I'm going
to call It off."
"Oh, Jack, doar. you simply can't!"
exclaimed his sister. "You've no idea
the state the boys are In."
"They'll never let you, Chapln,"
The master laughed shortly. "They
and he did not pause to consider the
ethics Involved. With light heart he
hastened to replace the borrowed re
volver In the bunk-room juBt as voices
coming nearer betokened the arrival
of his friends from the house. As he
stepped out Into the night be cauie
upon Jack Chapln.
"Hello, Jack!" They shook han'Js.
while the owner of tire Flying Hej-rt
"I've just got In. and they've ben
won't, eh? Who la boss here, I'd lit
"They've bet a lot of money. And
you know how they feel about that
"It's the most Idiotic thing I ever
heard or. Whatever possessed you,
Wally? If the men make a row. I'll
have to smuggle you and Class over
to the railroad to-night."
"I'm for that." came the voice of
"I suppose It's all my fault." Missj
Blake began wretchedly, whereat the
object of their general sollvltude took
on an aspect of valor.
(TO BB CONTINUED.)
The governor of Virginia, at a time
when Washington as a mere youth'
ventured to remonstrate against the
Injustice of a certain decree, turned
fiercely upon the young man and In
quired: "And who the dickens are yovj. sir?"
With a cold but courteous bow, the
young Wgtnlan, drawing himself up
to his proud height, frigidly replied:
"Nobody In particular Just now, but
for the future, dr. somebody la gen
The haughty emphasis on the word
general. It Is said, cent cold chill
running up and down the gevernor'i
spine, which It required (even mini
juleps and all bottles of voi to re
OF GAME AND FISH
CONFISCATION OF NETS SAVE!
AN ANNUAL YIELD OF 500,000
POUNDS OF FISH.
VALUE IS PLACED AT $50,000
Department Collects Information-
Each Net Taken Means 8avlng of
BOO to 1,000 Pounds of Fish.
Western Newftpupor Union News Service.
Frankfort, Ky. In his flr.it report
to the general assembly since the de
partment was created Executive Agent
J. Q. Ward, of the game and fish com
mission, U preparing some figures to
show what the conservation of game
and flsh means to the people of the
state In food values, as well a tn
other ways. He collected information
from every available source and has
taken the statements of fishermen who
have made a livelihood on the rivers
as to what their catches amount to in
a year. Their estimates of the yearly
average yields ot such nets us have
been confiscated in the streams of
Kentucky vary from 50n to 1,000
pounds each. Mr. Ward estimates ap
proximately 1,000 nets were In use.
This would yield an annual total of
500,000 pounds from' the streams and
at 10 cents a pound that would mean
New Charters Issued.
The articles of incorporation filed
with Secretary of State Crecellus fol
low: Cumberland Real Estate Agency,
Plneville; $500. J. A. Whltaker, T. R.
Ware and A. B. Gilbert.
The Mint Cola Sanitary Bottling
Co., Lexington; $10,000. J. M. Martin,
C. S. Kirk and Sam Walton.
Boston Starter Co., Louisville;
$5,000. H. W. Batson, George A. Chris
man and Graddy Cary. Automobile
Williamson Lumber Co., Lexington;
$50,000. John R. Williamson, Oliver
R. Williamson and J. Ross William
son. Board of Missions of the Methodist
Church South, Lexington; no capital.
B. C. Horton, P. C. Eversole, C. A.
Tague, Leonidas Robinson, R. F. Gor
don, J. W. Gardiner, C. B. Van Ars
dell. J. M. Mclntire and W. M. Crop
per. Cumberland and Development Co.,
Frankfort; $100,000. T. P. Rogers, T.
B. McGregor, John C. Rogers and C.
Colored Chauffeurs' Club, Lexington;
$500. Lows Smith, Bush Mitchell, Je
rome Tyler, Keen Ross, Lonna Ballen
ger, James Johnson, James Floyd,
Phillip Jewett, Newton Thomas, Chas.
H. Richardson, Carter Brown, Patrick
Slaughter and Dudley Seals.
Restored to Citizenship.
Gov. McCreary restored to citizen
ship Will Johnson, of Pike county,
who served a year and ten months for
shooting and woundiug and who is
represented as having lived an up
right life since bis discharge; Wllliard
Johnson, of Pike county, who served
a year for breaking into a store house
In 1906 when he wag a mere lad, and
who has since behaved properly; Wal
ter Blackburn, a Ballard county youth,
who served two years for forgery, and
wboBe application was signed by Cir
cuit Judge Bugg, the commonwealth's
attorney, and al! the county officials,
and Robert Fee, of Harlan county, who
served two years for robbery, and who
has since conducted himself us a good
Children of Confederacy.
Stonewall Jackson Chapter, of the
Children ot the Condeferacy, held its
first meeting of the season ut the j
home of Mr. E. G. Robinson, New j
York. There were reports of the phi-1
lanthrnpic, social, educational and his
torical work done by the chapter, in
cluding the three scholarships sup
ported In the Pouth to aid the poor
children in the mountains of Kentucky
and Virginia. Mrs. Frederick A. Wal
lis president of the Society of Ken
tucky Women, attended the meeting.
Farmers' Ipstitute Dates.
The following dates for County
Farmers' Institutes have been as
signed by Commissioner of Agricul
ture J. W. Newman: Pine Mountain,
Harlan county, and Lagrance, Novem
ber 3 and 4; Pinevllle and Knottville.
Daviess county, November 5 and 6;
Barbotirsvllle and Sebree, November
7 and t; Williamsburg, November 10
Kentucky P. M.'s Named.
Kentucky postmasters were named
as follows: Clayniour. Todd county,
J. W. Ilelesley, vice W. E. Tunstull,
resigned; Columbus, Hickman county,
L. Suell, vloe E. K. Bowers, removed.
Must Pay City Tax.
Tbe U. F. Mi'Cormlik Lumber Co.,
ot Winchester, must pay to that city
taxes for tbe past five years, as it is
not a manufacturing institution ex
empted from taxation by ordinance,.
The reason given by tbe appellate
court for arriving at this conclusion
Is tha". the company took over the
tfsine'is of the Reliance Manufactur
ing Co., and that when it began busi
ness It was not a new manufacturing
Institution locatl ig tn the city, and did
not comply with Section 170 of tbe
Clrt Files Near Frcnkfcf, Ky.
Gov. James Bennett McC.-eary, 7$
years old, probably the oldest rhlel
executive serving In any stite, donned
overalls, took a pick and worked on
River road, near Frankfort.
Hundreds of men were busy repair
ing and building highways in every
county of the state In pursuance to the
Governor's proclamation. Women In
many of the communities prepared
barbecued dinners for the workers.
Hundreds of mile of highway were
benefited without one cent of cost U
tbe state or to taxpayers, save for the
time ot the volunteers.
The particular strip of road which
engaged the personal attention of the
Executive Is the River road In Frank
lin county running along the bend of
the Kentucky river from t.'ie Louisville
ft Nashville toll bridge, just across the
river from Frankfort, around to tbe
city limits on the South Side, where
the Louisville pike leaves Secon.i
street. Since the St. Clair street
bridge, connecting the downtown sec
tlon with South Frankfort, where th
capitol is located, has been closed for
repairs, Gov. McCreary has been rid
ing between the mansion and the capi
tol in his brougham over the River
road. The Jolting he has received
twice a day for more than a week has
made him fully cognizant of the needs
of that particular strip of road. At the
last session of the City Council the
county authorities were memorialized
to have the road repaired, as all the
traffic to and from the South Side now
goes around that way.
Commissioner of Roads R. C. Ter
rell was on the River road, 'too, and
County Road Engineer R. L. Wiley had
a force of men there.
County Road Engineer Wiley work
ed hard to stimulate interest in the
good roads days, and while the re
sponse has not been general, squads
of citizens were out in various parts
of the county.
Commissioner Terrell devoted part
time to Franklin county and part to
Trimble county, assisting In supervis
ing the work there.
Visit Kentucky Mines.
A large party of Chicago and St.
Louis coal consumers, who visited the
Eastern Kentucky mines of the Con
solidated Coal company on the Sandy
Valley and Eikhorn, the Baltimore and
Ohio subsidiary In that state passed
through Cincinnati. The party came
to Cincinnati over the Chesapeake &
Ohio, connection from Sandy Valley
road being made at Shelby, Ky.
The object of the trip was, to show
steel, gas and coke by-product manu
facturers the Consolidation's 100,000
acre coal tract operations. In the near
future it Is expected that other hold
ings of that company, 200,000 acres In
extent, will be placed on a producing
basis. The Sandy Valley and Eikhorn
will be extended to McRoberts, to
which point the Louisville ft Nashville
has built, and other points In that
At the present time the Sandy Val
ley road is handling a little over 10,
090 tons of coal per day, or a'.iout
3,700,000 tons per year.
Will Form Forestry Clubs.
Boys' and Girls' Forestry Ciube
similar In plan to the Corn and Can
ning Clubs, will be organized in Ken
tucky, under the joint auspices ot 0.6
Forestry, Agricultural and Educational
Departments, if a resolution adopted
by the State Forestry Commission is
carried out. The idea primarily is
educational; but it is hoped it will
eventuate in initiating a scheme of re
forestation. If possible the plan is to
be worked out through the schools.
The club members are to plant nut
and fruit trees, studying grafting,
pruning, budding, spraying, and all the
other practical features of tree cul
ture. Their products are to be exhib
ited ut the State Fair in competition
for prizes. State Forester Barton will
furnish the Information to the clubs,
and hickory, chestnut, pecan and wal
nut trees will be planted. The Com
mission approved the appointment as
nurseryman of Joseph N. Zetter, who
it in charge of the tree nursery at
Louisville. Present at the meeting
were Gov. McCreary, Commissioner of
Agriculture Newman, Joseph KastV,
Director of the Experiment Station:
Mrs. Mason Maury, of Louisville; W.
I1. Mackoy, of Covington, and Foreatei
J. E. Barton.
Illinois Central Hearing.
The Illinois Central bad a hearing
before the State Board of Valuation
and Assessment In regard to the 1913
assessment of the road. The assess
ment of the total capital was tenta
tively reduced $2,000,000 from the 1912
assessment on account ot the flood
damage In Western Kentucky, making
the tentative valuation $25,000,000.
Attorneys for the road contended, as
they did last year, that the road has no
franchise value tn this state, the as
sessment of Its tangible property,
J12.3S1.000 covering its full value; but
they offered to pay $1,000,000 franchise
assessment. Tbe board took no final
May Accept Assessment.
After raising a question as to the
sufficiency of the notice of the hearing
under the ruling of Judge Cochran In
the tax suits In the Federal Court, at
torneys for the Louisville ft Nashville
agreed to waive the thirty days' notice
If the Board of Valuation and Assess
ment would postpone the hearing on
the 1913 assessment until November
IS It Is unde-stood that (he attorneys
lntlmited that the road might be will
tug to pay on aa assessment equal
to the amount fixed by Judge
fry l O. HEL.I.FFU!. Director of RvanlnsJ
Department, The Moody Bible InstttuU.
LESSON FOR NOVEMBER 2
BALAK AND BALAAM.
LESSON TEXT-Numbers S:l-e, M:10
0. Read Numbers cha. Il-M.
GOLDEN TEXT "A double-minded
man, unstable In all his wars." Jas.
Following onr last lesson the Isreal
ttes marched along the borders of the
wilderness meeting with much opposi
tion. In Num. 20 wo are told of
the death of Aaron. They net Arad
(21:1-8) and overthrew him. Moving
around Edom was a difficult process
and the people became discouraged.
Again they murmured against God
and against Moses. Swift punishment
followed tn the form of fiery serpents.
Num. II: 4-11. Confessing their clna
Moses Interceded on tbeir behalf and
the look at a brazen serpent suggest
ed to them the necessary attitude of
faith towards God. After sundry wan
derings, the dwelling among the
Amoiites and the overthrow of tun
dry tribes, we come to their encoun
ter with Balak. Aa they journeyed
the report of their victories preceded
them and Balak sought to protect
himself against these strange "peo
ple come out of Egypt." by other
means than that ot war, for, said he.
"they are covering the face of the
earth." See Ex. IS: IS. -
Little Known About Balaam.
Here Balaam appears upon tha
scene. Little la known about him.
He evidently had a knowledge of
Jehovah and yet was a sorcerer or
spiritist, dealing with evil spirits, and
was, probably, a Mldianlte.
I. The Call to Curse, Ch. 22:1-4.
There are six personal pronouns In
verse; Balak sought to fight fire with
fire, to save his own face. He feared
those whom God blessed. The world
today hates those whom God blesses.
Had Balak been wise he would have
cast In his lot with Israel and not
have miserably perished In battle
along with his unwilling tool. Balaam.
(See Num. 31:8. Josh. 13:32.)
Balaam at first refused Balak's In
vitation (v. 13), tut Balak sends more
exalted messengers and greater offers
of honor and rewards, promising him
honor In tha kingdom If he would but
curse Israel (v. 17). Balaam again
returns word that this Is Impossible
(r. 18) for he cannot go beyond the
word of Jehovah, not that he was In
sympathy with that word at all, but
be was conscious of Jehovah's power.
II. A Challenge by the way. Ch. 22:
22-35. Tbe angel of Jehovah, as tha
agent of his anger. Interposed to save
Balaam from himself. Lust had so
blinded his eyes that even an ass
saw more clearly than he. God re
buked blm and those who trafficked
with evil spirits In order to produce
results are mocked by the fact that a
dumb ass found voice and spoke.
Finally, after repeating his condi
tional permission that he was to
speak only the word Jehovah was to
give him. he Is permitted to proceed
with the "princes of Balak."
Balaam a Prophet.
III. The changeless message, Ch. 24.
Read carefully the intervening chap
ters. In them we have the acount ol
Balaam meeting Balak and ot his
brief but wonderful prophecy concern
ing Israel. Balaam gives us a won
derful description of one who Is a
prophet (24:16). He (1) "hearetn
tbe woids of God," (2) "knoweth tbe
knowledge of tbe most high," (3)
"seeth the vision of the almighty."
Verse 17 Is a wonderful phophecy ot
tbe Lord Jesus, who Is "a star." for
he "llghteih every man who cometb
into the world." (See also 2 Pet
1:19.) He is called "a sceptre" be
cause of his kingly sway (see Lk. 1:
32, 33, Heb. 1:8). From the context
we read how once his lips were open
ed he declared a wonderful prophecy
concerning these whom Balak consid
ered his enemies and with prophetic
eye be sees the coming glory ol
Israel. Balak's anger Is kindled, and
be seeks to drive Balaam away, but
each time there comes forth from his
lips one of these unwelcome prophe
cies. These marvelous prophecies
which fell from Balaam's lips, as an
Instrument, taught that this entire un
der world of evil Is under control ot
Jehovah and Its curses upon his peo
ple are important He may even com
pel unwilling Instruments, It needful
to become agents for the accomolishr
ment of his purposes. Balaam's sad
end strikingly Illustrates the fact that
a man may admire the Ideal of right
eousness and the beauty of holiness
and yet failing to yield his own life
to those principles fall utterly In the
consummation of his life and bis In
fluence. He taught Israel to sin.
The Golden Text It would almost
seem that James must have had Ha
laam in mind when he wrote these
words. Double-minded means "two
minded" and unstable means that wc
lack foundation, arc "not fastened
down." James Is speaking ot the
lack of wisdom which may be cup
plied by asking htm who gives liber
ally, but admonishes uc to ask In
faith, "nothing wavering." This Is
picture of all men who, knowing God,
yet deny hie power, and for the grewd
of gain refuse to yield to kls claim
and so fall In the real I tat loo of thcli