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VOL. XXXVIII-NO. 21.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1903.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year
The Florida limited on the Cin
cinnati Southern railway, north
bound, collided head on last week
with a south-bound freight train
drawn by two engines near Roddy,
about thirty miles from Chattanoo
ga. Both trains were running about
twenty-five miles an hour, but the
engine crews jumped in time to
save their lives. Engineer Farker
of the Florida limited and his fire
man were slightly hurt. The col
lision was due to the crew of the
freight train overlooking their or
ders and pulling out upon the main
line, thinking that the Florida train
had passed. The three engines and
baggage car were badly damaged.
Aside from being severely shaken
up none of the passengers were
Ripley Still Uooming.
Ripley seems to be holding the
blue ribbon for progress among the
towns in West Tennessee. Last
week plans were perfected for the
erection of a new roller mill at that
place at a capitalization of $15,000,
the stock of which lias all been tak
en. The name of the organization
will be Farmers' and Merchants'
Milling Company, and the plant
will be located on the Illinois Cen
tral railroad near the oil mills. The
capacity of the mill will be 100 bar
rels per day and it will be equipped
with the very latest machinery for
making high-grade patent flour.
Hon. C. D. M. Crcer, State reve
nue agent, checked up the Tipton
county court clerk's oflice last week
and reported all moneys properly
accounted for and the oiKce in good
shape. He has not finished check
ing up the other officials. Mr.
Greer back-assessed flnd raised the
assessments of several corporations,
as follows: Covington Cotton Oil
Mills, $8j,000; Covington Oil
Works (old company), $3,G00; Cov
ington Electric Light Company
(old plant), $2,000; Covington
Compress, $15,300. The State tax
on the above is $105.35; county
tax, $401.10, and city tax $027.
Strike at the Bird Eye.
Three hundred men are out on a
strike at the Bird Eye Coal Mines,
at Jellico, controlled by the Louis
ville & Nashville, through the Lou
isville property company. The
cause, it is said, is that the company
presented the men a contract which
they refused to sign. An early ad
justment is expected.
Mormon Headquarters nt Jackson.
The Mormon headjuartcrs for
West Tennessee have been estab
lished by the Mormons in Jackson,
ami five Mormon missionaries are
in that city. They have organized
a Sunday School in Jackson and are
going to evangelize the entire west
ern portion of the State.
Students Indorse Hepburn Bill.
The students of the Southwestern
Baptist University, at Jackson, have
unanimously indorsed the Hepburn
bill to prevent the shipment of in
toxicants into prohibition States. A
committee composed of. E. B. Pat
ton, V. B. Miller and H. C. Jame
son was appointed to convey the sen
timents of the students to Senators
Bate and Carmack.
Mormon Church Xear Jackson.
Mormon emissaries are busy dis
tributing Mormon literature in
Jackson and throughout Madison
county. It is understood that they
have established a church six miles
from Jackson, and are actively pro
pagating the Mormon religion.
There is talk of ousting them from
Gallatin Votes Out Whisky.
Gallatin voted to abolish its char
ter last week, 1C3 to 25. It rained
most of the day, which accounts for
the light vote. The temperance peo
ple rang the "courthouse bell and
gave other manifestations of joy
when the result was announced.
Latter Half Will Be " Dry."
Three out of five saloonmen at
Shelbyville have agreed with the
anti-saloon managers that the char
ter shall be abolished, effective Au
gust 15, without the formality of
an election, and bills to that effect
will be introduced in the legisla
ture. Assistant Adjutant-General.
Capt. Harvey Alexander of Union
City has been appointed as assistant
adjutant-general to Gen. Hannah,
the successor to Gen. Brandon.
This announcement was made pub
lic last week. Capt. Alexander is
prominent in military affairs of
Tennessee. He was captain of
Company I, Fourth Tennessee regi
ment, and served in Cuba. He was
educated at Vanderbilt University.
The new assistant adjutant-general
is not jett 30 years old.
State - News
Assaulted Friend's Wife.
Mrs. Annie Cokcr, wife of J. C.
Coker, a carpenter, was criminally
assaulted at her home, two miles
from Knoxville last week, by Peter
Lawson, aged 38. Lawson escaped,
but the police say he is still in the
city and will be caught. The Cokers
and Lawsons were friends. Law
son appeared at the Coker home and
asked for food and shelter. He was
fed, given some money and went
awav. The next morning he re
turned to' the Coker home after the
husband had left and committed the
Knoxville Must Walt.
Knoxville will have to wait until
the next congress for a public build
ing appropriation, as no provision
was made for her urgent needs in
the omnibus bill upon which the
sub-committee of the public build
ings committee has agreed.' Only
buildings were included whose ex
tension was originally contemplated
and the price of whose sites has not
exceeded estimates. A report has
been made on the present building,
showing it to be wholly inadequate
to the government's needs.
Kallroad Commission to Meet.
The railroad commission has been
called to meet in Xashville by Gov.
Frazier for the purpose of deter
mining whether or not the Mem
phis Union Railroad and the Mem
phis Telephone Companies - should
be assessed for taxes. These com
panies had not been organized when
the commission made its regular
annual assessment of such proper
ties. Attempted Suicide.
Miss Altie Dryman, a pretty nineteen-year-old
girl, of Harriman,
whose father lives in a Georgia
town, attempted unsuccessfully to
end her life last week by taking
poison. She charged that Arthur
l)elang was engaged to marrr her
on January 25, but that he twice
postponed the wedding da', and"" at
last renounced his engagement to
Jumps From Train and Escapes.
Henry Lavello, alleged murderer,
bigamist and forger, who was arrest
ed near Cincinnati and was being
carried back to Oakland, Fla.,
jumped from a train last week be
tween Oakdale and Chattanooga, es
caping from the two deputies, Hen
ry Micas and Sid Waltons, who had
him in charge.
J5oy Shot While Hantlng.
Walter Whitaker, about 18 years
old, son of H. W. "Wliitaker, a farm
er, who lives near Kenton, was ac
cidentally shot last week. He had
been hunting with a small rifle.
As he was crossing, the railroad he
stumped his toe and fell, when the
gun was discharged, the ball enter
ing his breast and penetrating his
right lung. lie is not expected
Educator Jtecomes a Drummer.
Trof. Will Moore, ex-county su
perintendent of education of Obion
county, and who has for two or three
years been a leading member of the
Obion Count' Educational Associa
tion, but at present president of
Tiptonville High School, has re
signed his position to accept a posi
tion as traveling salesman.
Joins Henderson Normal Faculty.
Attorney Charles A. Ogan of the
firm of Ogan & Featherston, at
Greenfield, has closed a contract
with the proper authorities of the
Henderson Normal to take charge
of the law department of that insti
tution in September. Mr. Ogan is
a successful teacher and attorney,
recently of Ohio.
Mules Advancing In Frlce.
Clarksville dealers saT that mules
are now higher in price than ever
known there before. This is true,
too, elsewhere. This advance in
price seems To be due to the fact that
the supply is not equal to the de
mand. A recent advance of $10
per head is reported and dealers say
that there is no telling how much
higher they will go.
Tragedy at a Dance.
At a dance at Madisonville last
week Jim Stowers was shot and in
stantly killed by Gus Upton. The
affair resulted from a dispute as to
which should dance with a certain
woman. On the preliminary hear
ing Stowers was shown to be the
Cold Damased Crops.
Truck growers around Gibson are
complaining of having had some
of their tomato and cabbage plants
killed during the recent cold spell.
The plants are 3-oung and tender
just now and are easily killed.
More Smallpox at Milan.
Several new cases of sniallpox
have developed at Milan. The dis
ease has appeared mostly among the
negroes. The health authorities
have taken precautions to prevent
It 13 announced that Miss Alice
Thaw will marrj the earl of Yar
mouth April 28.
Andrew Carnegie has been forced
to cancel all his southern dates by
reason of illness.
The St. Louis city council sustained
the charges against McArthur John
ston, inspector of weights and meai
users, and dismisses him from office.
The Illinois mine workers have
raised the age limit for boys who
work in mines from 14 to 16 years.
George B. Cortelyou attended his
first meeting of the cabinet as a
member of that body on Friday.
The conferees on the bill for the
protection of the president have
agreed and reported to the house.
It is believed at Washington that
all currency legislation is doomed for
this session of congress.
More indictments said to have been
voted by the St. Louis grand jury
against the promoters of get-rich-quick
concerns. Arnold's safe was
found almost empty.
The Undertakers', Embalmers' and
Liverymen's association of St. Louis
have decided to raise the prices for
Sunday funerals 25 per cent.
In a published letter Emperor Will
iam sets at rest the fears regarding
his orthodoxy which have been re
cently felt by theologians.
. The St. Louis grand jury has taken
up the investigation of gambling in
clubs and cafes by summoning wait
ers to appear as witnesses.
Arguments in the Wagoner-Butlei
contest for the Twelfth Missouri dis
trict, were concluded in the house
elections committee, which will next
consider the matter in executive ses
sion. Testimony in connection with the
alleged insurance frauds in New York
shows that corpses were "made up"
to look like the persons insured.
Evidence given at the Chicago
drainage canal commission is expect
ed to show that the canal water
would have to travel 10,000 instead of
265 miles to purify itself.
' President Koosevelt contemplates a
hunting trip during the latter part of
March to Colorado and the Yellow
stone park, returning to Washington
about April 20.
A jury at Kansas City found Flo
Freeman not guilty in the trial for
the murder of Peter McCaffrey, a man
about town, whom she shot on the
streets of Kansas City last year.
Because he married against his par
ents' wishes, Harry M. Bombesser, of
St. Louis, aged 10, was arrested and
thrown into jail, later being released
on his promise to return home.
Senator Quay's effort to aid Mor
gan in defeating the ratification of
the canal treaty has aroused the
friends of the measure, who say they
will unite to defeat the omnibus
Secretary Moody has ordered a
court-mariial for Ensign Ward K.
Wortman, who was in charge of the
turret in the battleship Massachu
setts when the explosion occurred
which resulted in the death of the en
tire gun crew.
Cen. Lloyd Wheaton III.
San Francisco, Feb. 21. Maj.-Gen.
Lloyd Wheaton, U. S. A., who was
recently retired, has been very ill at
a hotel here during the last few days.
The general, accompanied by h.s
wife, arrived from the east about ten
days ago in poor health as a result
of his Philippine campaign.
Mnety Turks Killed.
London, Feb. 21. A dispatch from
Sofia, Bulgaria, reports a desperate
battle between revolutionaries and a
force of 800 Turks in a defile near
the village of Beril, Albania. Both
sides lost heavily, the Turks having
Gen. Booth at Woroenter, Man.
Worcester, Mass., Feb. 21. Gen.
William Booth, the founder of the
Salvation army, has made another
visit to Worcester after an absence
of four years, and was given a very
cordial greeting in Mechanics' hall
by an audience of 1,500 people.
Chief Joseph Visits Gen. Miles.
Washington, Feb. 21. Chief Joseph
of the Nez Perces Indian tribe called
on Gen. Miles, at army headquarters,
Friday, to pay his respects. He was
accompanied by several of the other
members of the tribe, who are on a
visit to the city.
Three Trainmen Killed.
Dubuque, la., Feb. 21, Three train
men were killed at Galena, 111., Fri
day night, in a head-end collision be
tween the Chicago and Minneapolis
passenger train and a south-bound
freight train on the Illinois Central
Second "Jim the Penman" Sentenced
New York, Feb. 21. Judge New
burger has sentenced Frank Folina,
an Italian, to six years in Sing Sing
prison for forgery. The court, law
yers and others interested in the case
"say that i olina is a second "Jim the
Oldest Woman In Maine Dead.
Bath, Me., Feb. 21. Mrs. Helen C.
Neagle, who had the distinction of
being the oldest woman in Maine, is
dead, aged 106. She was born in Coun
ty Clare, Ireland, and had lived here
Trains Stalled In Snow Banks.
St. Johns, N. F., Feb. 21. Two pas
senger trains are stalled in snow
banks in the almost uninhabited in
terior of Newfoundland. They have
nearly one hundred persons aboard
who are short of provisions.
Another Victim Dead. ,
Cedar Kapids, la., Feb. 21. L. C.
Burnett, of Nebraska City, Neb., one
of the victims of the Clifton hotel
fire, died Saturday. - -
Human Hands May Reach Up and
Unlock the Windows of Heaven.
tse the Key of Full Preparation, and
the Blessingr "Will Pour Forth
Sermon by the- "Highway
and Byway" Preacher.
CopyrigTn;1903, by A. N. Kellogg News
Chicago. Feb. 22, 1903.
Text: Bring ye all the tithes into the
storehouse, that tlieTe may be meat in
Mine house, and prove Me now herewith,
saith the Lord of hosts St I will not open
you the windows of Heaven, and pour
you out a blessing, that there shall not be
room enough to receive it." Mai. 3:10.
Not many days ago my front door
bell failed to respond to the touch of
the button. Something was wrong,
and I set myself to the task of dis
covering what that something was and
of setting it right. I wanted the door
bell to ring. It had been ringing all
right, and I knew it would ring again
as soon as the difficulty which was in
terfering with its successful operation
was removed. I examined the bat
teries. No trouble there. I exam
ined all.the connections and made sure
that they were closely and securely
adjusted. I examined the bell itself. It
seemed to be all right. I went down
and pressed the button. It still re
fused to ring. I went all over the
wires, the connections, the batteries
and the bell-again, and tried again
to see if it would respond to my
touch at the button. Still no ring. It
requires patience to fix an electric
bell, as you may have discovered, per
haps. I knew that bell ought to ring.
I so much wanted to ring that I con
tinued my search until I had discov
ered where the trouble lay. My faith
in electric bells was not shattered. I
did not condemn them wholesale, and
declare that I didn't believe they
would ring anyway. I knew there was
a break in the electrical current some
where, and that as soon as I restored
that- connection my bell would send
forth its musical peal once more. At
last I found that the delicate brass
spring which set the tongue of the
bell to vibrating with the electrical
shocks from the battery had become
coated with dust and tarnish and pre
vented the electrical spark from pass
ing from one coil to the other. As
soon as I had rubbed off the dirt and
tarni.'h, my bell responded to the
pressure at the button and rang out
as clearly and strongly as before.
We touch the button of prayer, and
ask, yea, beseech God for ihe revival
blessing, and we apparently do not ob
tain any response to our prayers. Is
it because there is no revival blessing?
Is it because God does not want to
give it? Nay. verily, we know that
such is not the case. The pressure
on the button of prayer has been
right, and in accordance" with God's
will. The blessing waits at the other
end ready to pour forth, but some
thing is wrong between the prayer and
the windows of Heaven. Something
prevents the unlocking of those win
dows behind which the fullness of
blessing rests, as the yellow grain
fills the crowded bin ready to pour
forth as soon as the slide to the chute
is opened. Prayer alone will not un
lock the windows of Heaven. It is fol
ly to keep pressing the button with
anguish of spirit and blind persist
ency. When my bell failed to ring
upon pressure of the button I did not
hang onto that button and just wait
for that bell to ring. I did not call
my neighbors and friends to help me
push on that button. I did not go
down into the basement and get the
hammer that I might put more force
and energy into my efforts on that
button. No! I knew the trouble was
not with my pressure on the button.
Rut I will tell you what I did do. I
stuffed something around that button
that kept it pressed in and the cir
cuit closed and then I set about find
ing out the reason why that bell did
not ring. I said: "Now I have that
button fixed, and as soon as I discover
the reason the bell does not ring and
get it fixed I shall know it by the
warning notes of the bell." And I
did, and everybody else in the house
knew when I got the bell fixed. It
nearly deafened us before I could get
back to the front door and remove the
pressure from around the button.
This illustrates forcibly a secret of
the most vital importance in obtain
ing from God the blessing we seek.
We need to keep the button of prayer
pressed in all the time. "Pray with
out ceasing." But we need to do
something more than just hang onto
the button. Prayer that does not fol
low us from our closets and make us
keen and watchful to discover how
we can help God givi us the blessing
we seek is not prayer at all. Prayer
that begins and ends in the private
devotions or in the public assembly of
the saints is prayer that never moves
God. Get your button pressed in, and
then set yourself to seeking the rea
son why you do not hear the respon
sive ring of God's blessing. And when
you have discovered the reason the
blessing is withheld and have removed
the hindering dust and tarnish, the
windows of Heaven will respond to the
restored electrical current of neces
sary preparation and will fly open and
the blessing pour forth.
I believe we are pretty nearly cor
rect when we say that Christians to
day fall into two divisions, those who
are expecting a great revival blessing,
and those who have come to believe
because of the withheld blessing that
the day of great revivals is over. This
is the expression which is found afloat
in the church and town where the spe
cial evangelical services have been held,
and have resulted in the conversion of
but a few souls. It is spoken per
haps by the majority of the Christians
who have labored faithfully, and is a
sort of lame, uncertain excuse to ex
plain the lack of expected re
sults. And having thus bolstered up
their slim faith in God and Hio prom
ises, they settle down to another eight
or ten months of hibernation, con
tent with the thought that they have
done all that could be done, and that
God has done the best He could and
the Lord knows He has considering the
conditions lie has had to deal with
but God pity the Christians who are
content to hear the patter of the drops
of blessing, and who do not set about
to discover why the showers and the
downpour have not come. The few
brave-hearted, full-faithed Christians
continue to hold ontoGoGd. They keep
the button of prayer pressed in and
again take up the search for the ar
resting cause that has prevented the
opening of the windows of Heaven and
the outpouring of the fftll blessing of
God. Their yearning hearts keep sing
ing: "There shall be showers of blessing,
Precious, reviving again;
There shall be seasons refreshing.
Sent from the Saviour above.
Showers, showers of blessing.
Showers of blessing, we need;
Mercy drops 'round us are falling.
But for the showers we plead."
What is a revival? Somehow the idea
has unconsciously taken root in the
Christian heart that a revival means a
strange and unknown manifestation
of the Divine Life. This is not true.
A revival is not a different manifesta
tion of the life or Spirit of God, but
is only that same life and Spirit in
fuller and deeper measure. There lies
the unfortunate victim of the deadly
potion. It has almost brought the
sleep of death and quenched the last
remaining spark of life. The doctor
and the nurse work heroically and per
sistently over the almost unconscious
patient, who would, if left to him
self, sleep the long sleep of death.
But the patient is kept on the move.
He is given not an instantls rest. What
are the doctor and the nurse so des
perately seeking to bring about? A
revival. They are not trying to put
something different into that almost
lifeless. body than the life which has
throbbed there before. They are only
trying to overcome the effect of the
deadly poison and to get more of the
same life back again. Hut now stip
pose the word revival had taken on
some mysterious and strange mean
ing to the friends standing around,
and as the doctor and the nurse at last
succeeded in bringing the full life
throb back to the patient, they should
ask to see the revival, expecting the
while to witness some unusual and un
known manifestation. This suppos
ablecase, of course, appears ridiculous,
and yet has it not its very important
point of emphasis for the Christian
who talks about revival, and expects
revival, and longs for a revival, and
yet who forgets that revival only
means more of the same Divine life
which he now feels in his heart if he is
a real child of God.
The First Point of Difficulty. And
right here we believe is perhaps the
first and great point of difficult-. A
revival means more of God in the heart
and the life. The sweeping revival
which shakes church and community
and country is only the letting of the
life and Spirit of God flow into the
place left empty by putting away the
things which have been crowding Him
out. As Mr. Moo'dy used to say: "You
can't crowd more into a full pitcher,
but you can pour a great deal into an
empty pitcher." And while the Chris
tian heart and the Christian church
remain so full of their own activities
and their own plans there is no chance
for the fuller manifestation of the life
of God. A great many bonfires have
got to be lighted to get rid of the
rubbish before God can have room in
which to carry on His revival work.
It has been said that the churches and
Christian work of the day are organ
ized to death. So much system and
so many novel and up-to-date features
that God is crowded out. I really be
lieve that if God would grant to the
churches a great ingathering of souls
they would immediately begin to con
gratulate themselves upon their splen
did organization and system, and claim
the credit for the harvest. Gideon,
when called of God to lead the Israel
ites against the Midianites and break
their yoke of bondage, gathered to
gether an army of 32,000 men. Not
a large arm-, to be sure, especially in
comparison with the hosts of the en
emy, but the ranks of the Israelites
were full enough to make them confi
dent" in themselves, and God declared
that if He gave them victor- thev
would claim all the credit of defeat-
ing the powerful enemy. So lie told
Gideon to reduce his army, and 22,000
faint-hearted and fearful returned to
their homes. But still the army of
10,000 was too many. And another
test came which cut out 9,700 men.
Then God was ready to act. By the
300 men He would give Israel deliver
ance from the mighty enemy' which
encompassed them on every hand. And
God must needs reduce the confidence
of the church in its own resources and
abilities and powers before it is safe
for Him to give the abundance of
blessing which is Fought for. This
must be brought about by the individ
ual Christian making self, and self
plans, take a back seat and exalting
Christ to the supreme place in the life
Another Point of Difficulty. An
other thing which may prevent the
coming of the revival blessing is the
high-mindedness which has its gaze
steadfastly fixed on the mirage of
great things, great speakers and great
preparations, while near at hand, at
the very feet of the supplicant for
the revival blessing, lies the little thing
in which is the germ of great spiritual
possibilities. It is the acorn which
becomes the great spreading oak. It
is the mustard seed, the tiniest of
seeds, which pushes down its tender
thread-like rootlet and forces up its
tiny green stalk. And that thread-like
rootlet becomes the great, strong f ar
reachinyroot, anc tQe Tny green stalk
grows and grows until the green blade
has become the great rearing trunk
sending out its mighty sheltering
branches in every direction. The gen
tle breathing of the little babe would
be sufficient to send the tiny mustard
seed rolling out of the hand, but
when the possibilities lying hid within
are realized "all the king's horses and
all the king's men" couldn't uproot
that mighty tree. Man naturally has
his eyes focused for the great things.
God's eye searches out the little
things. What man overlooks, yea,
even disdainfully ignores, God shapes
and molds to wonderful success. The
block of marble which had been cast
aside as worthless by the mediocre
artist was picked up by Michael An
gelo when he came into possession of
the studio and his skillful hands
wronght upon it, and from that de
spised piece of marble the beautiful
Madonna stepped forth to bring him
fame and delight the heart of the art
It is the little, insignificant, un
known thing, or circumstance, or con
dition in the church or the life of the
Christian which contains the germ of
the revival blessing. Don't think for
a moment it is some outside condition
or some outside circumstance which
must be realized in your life before
the quickening fires of God's revival
blessing can stir your heart. Look
around within the sphere of your
own existence, into your own heart,
and you will find the mustard
seed which if planted in the soil of
a surrendered and obedient heart and
watered with the tears of repentance
and intense longing after God, will
take root and grow into the great
tree of revival blessing spreading its
joy and gladness to all about.
It has been said that a revival is not
worked up but it is sent down. I con
tend that it is both. The germ for the.
revival is to be found in every church.
It must be diligently and humbly
sought out and developed. That's
working up the revival. God looking
on sees the possibilities in that little
germ, He rejoices in the humility,
the consecration and the diligence
manifested in the church in tending
that little germ, and then He blesses
it with mighty development and
growth. That's sending down the re
vival. Mr. Moody used repeatedly to
say, after his wonderful successes in
different cities and churches, that
it was not so much what he brought
as what -had been sowed and grown
and tended before he came that ex
plained the great revival blessingwhich
was realized. God sent Mr. Moody
w here the germ of revival blessing had
been given a chance to take root and
grow. If churches to-day are to again
know and rejoice in great revival bless
ing, they must quit looking outside of
themselves for its realization. Great
speakers, great singing, great blow
ing of trumpets, great and forced ef
forts alone never yet made a great re
vival. The germ for the revival must
be found in the church itself, and
carefully and humbly and prayerfully
tended and nourished. The little
match with its faint and flickering
flame may start a blaze that will
sweep the town before it. And the
germ of revival blessing has within it
the mighty fire that will set church
and community all ablaze with holy
zeal and purpose.
It is the tithes of little things which
we must bring into the storehouse of
God if we would fulfill God's condi
tions and prove His faithfulness .in
pouring out upon us such a blessing
as there shall not be room enough to
receive it. I have seen union revival
efforts in which there was a great stir
and effort, and some little reaping,
and then an eager and undignified
hurry on the part of the different
churches to capture as many of the
new converts as possible. That is
always the way when man gets up a
revival. But when God has a full
share in it we will see such an out
pouring of blessing that there shall
not be room enough to receive it.
Think of it! When all the tithes of
the little things are brought into the
storehouse, then lookout! God never
fails in His promises, and the out
pouring of blessing is sure to come.
It was the little thing which prevent
ed my bell from ringing. The dust and
tarnish which was hardly visible to
the naked eye had to be rubbed off
the small brass spring before the
strong electric current generated in
the battery could make itself felt.
The power was there to ring the bell
all the time, but so little a thing
as dust and the thinnest veiling of tar
nish was sufficient to prevent the bell
from operating. If Christians and
churches would only realize the im
portance of little things and begin
looking within for the dust and tar
nish they would discover the reason
for the delayed blessing. The dust
ajd tarnish of indifference and neg
lect is allowed to collect eight or nine
months in the year, and then there is
perplexity and disappointment when
the revival fails to come on the spur
of the moment and when we think it
ought to come. God, wants us to long
for it enough to search out the with
held tithes, and to bring them in. lie
wants us to. yearn so intensely for it
that we will keep the button of prayer
pushed in 12 months in the year while
we persistently and diligently con
tinue the search for the point of dif
ficulty. When connections are all per
fectly made, when the dust and tar
nish are all carefully removed, then
the windows of Heaven will quickly
lift and the promised blessing pour
forth. It may come during summer's
heat or winter's cold, or in the burst
ing springtime or the rose-tinted days
of autumn. It will not wait for the
times and seasons appointed by man,
but will come when all the tithes have
been brought into God's presence and
laid at His feet. Then it will come.
It will cornel
President of the Louisiana Purchase
Centennial Exposition Co. in
the Great Metropolis.
HE WILL ATTEND KING'S LEVEE MONDAY.
Monday Msht He Will he the Uues
of Honor at the Washington
Birthday Banqnct of the Ameri
can Society, for Which He H
Prepared an Amlildons Speech.
London, Feb. 21. President David
R. rraneis of the St. Louis World's
fair, arrived in London Saturday
morning by way of Havre and South-"
He made the long journey especial
ly to address the American Society
on the Exposition at the Washington
birthday dinner Monday night.
This dinner will not only be at
tended by the leaders of the Ameri
can set here, but also by many prom
inent members of the government,
and Gov. Francis expects to impress
them with the importance of En
gland's making the best possible ex
hibit. "We had a pleasant passage," said
President Francis "It was a little
rough at first, but we soon got our
sea legs and feel splendidly after the
President Francis had little rest on
the trip over. He has a stenogra
pher with him and he kept him busy
with exposition business.
The first entertainment to Presi
dent Francis was given by J. C. Stew
art, a St. Louis contractor, Saturday
night, at the Carlton hotel. It was a
dinner, with the following among
the guests: Ambassador Choate,
Prince Radziwill and Baron Grave
nitz, of the Kussian embassy; Sir Jo- -seph
Dimsdale, Gen. Sir Ian Hamil
ton, Admiral Sir John Fisher, Sir
Ernest Paget, chairman of the Mid
land railway; Sir Clinton Dawkins
and Col. Hunsiker.
He will attend the king's levee
Monday, and probably have a private
audience with the English ruler, in
addition to being the guest of honor
at the Washington banquet.
President Francis has prepared the
most ambitious speech of his long
public career, to be delivered, as the
guest of honor, before the American
It is understood that many leading
members of his majesty's govern
ment and a large number of the in
dustrial princes of England have ac
cepted invitations to meet personally
the official head of the international
exposition on that occasion.
Beyond the appointments which
will occupy him in Monday in Lon
don he has no immediate plans.
At present it appears to be his in
tention to return at once to the Unit
ed States, but he will probably find
time to attend to important exploita
tion matters before sailing for home.
During his stay here he expects to
meet John Barrett, the World's fair
commissioner to the orient.
It Hits the Coal Operators.
Chicago, Feb. 21. The decision oi
the supreme court in the Butlei
street foundry iron company case, in
which the tribunal sustained the anti
trust law, has taken away one of the
most important technical points re
lied upon in the defense of the in
dicted coal operators.
Ills: Salt Bed Discovered.
Big Spring, Tex., Feb. 21 In bor
ing for water on the extreme belt of
the Staked Plains, the Howard coun
ty commissioners have struck a salt
bed 570 feet thick that anaylzes CO
per cent, pure salt. The find will be
developed by capitalists.
To Visit Methodists In the Orient.
New' York, Feb. 21. Bishop David
II. Moore, of the Methodist Episco
pal church, who leaves New York for
the west, will sail from San Fran
cisco, March 11, for the orient, where
he will visit the various Methodist
Charged With Murder.
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 21. Henry
Gooden and Samuel Mills, wanted at
Asheville, N. C, on the charge of
murdering a man in June, 1901, were
arrested here Friday. Gooden is
charged with having committed the
crime and Mills as an accomplice.
Steamer City of Clifton Darned.
St. Louis, Feb. 21. A dispatch
from Clifton, Tenn., reports the
burningof the packet steamer City of
Clifton at that point, while en route
to this city. All of the passengers
and crew escaped without injury.
To Reinforce Third Arny Corps.
Constantinople, Feb. 21. The
Smyrna-Kassaba llailroad Co. has
been instructed to prepare for the
transportation of 25,000 redifs to re
inforce the Third army corps at Sa
The Humberts Aeanitted.
Paris, Feb. 21. The ninth correc
tional chamber pronounced judgment
In the libel suit brought by 2v. Cat
taui, a banker, against the Humberts,-'
acquitting the latter and mulcting
Cattaui in costs. '
Last of the Shinnecock Dead.
New York, Feb. 21. John Waters,
a chief of the Shinnecocks, and be
lieved to be the last full-blooded rep
resentative of the tribe, is dead at
Little Neck, Long Island.
Arrival of .Minister Sqaiers.
New York, Feb. 21. Herbert G.
SquV?rs, United Statea minister to
Cuba arrived here on the steamer
Yigilinea on his way to Washington.