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8"uopsis of the Proceedings of th
National Rouse ind Senate.
The House of Representatives Sa
urday was in. ; .old,-time form. ,Nc
particular programme had been,map
Pod out, but under a call of e01it
tees several measures in which the
members were especially interested,
and in some cases vitally cncerned,
Were considered. With- few excep
tions they engendered- the liveliest
sort of debate, and it was disclosed
that the forces for 'or against them
were fully lined up for the fray.
Parliamentary tactics were freely re
sorted to, with the result that five
times, the roll was called.
The first- rangle becurred on a reso
lition, firing the boundary line be
tween the States of Colorado, Okla
homa 'and Iew Mexico, which was
agreed to by a majority but not with
ut wo roll calls. The House then
a decisive v.ote refused to further
iAsider the bill providing for arbi
settlement of disputes between
oyers and employes.
- xt turning attention to the bill
,oviding for the protection of aliens
n the United States the subject was
hreFhed out at length. The measure
pad rough sailing and it was passed
y a slim majority after the roll had
been called twice.
The Brownsville Affair.
-ThM'Brownsville affair consumed
iearly the entire session of the Sen
ate Monday. Senator Foraker obtain
ed the' floor early in the day and
read letters from a former soldier of
the Twenty-fifth Regiment telling of
the procedure of government detec
tives in attempts to get confessions
from him. Mr. F6raker introduced an
Amendment to his original bill for
the re-enlistment of these soldies
providing that a commission of three
retired army officers be created to de
termine whether discharged soldiers
are innocent of complicity in the
shooting up' of Brownsville as a pre
requisite for their re-enlistment in
stead of leaving that duty with the
rair was read and Mr. Foraker again
took the floor to comment upon the
Senator Carter announced that he
would sneak upon the postal savings
bank bill and would ask that it he
made the unfinished business of the
-n the House.
dering bills dealing with
District of Columbia
il.sed i measure provid
V(,it gas in Washington.
_ woes to the Senate as
spther bill abolishing "buck
- .is 'in the District.
I providing for free lectures
public schools was voted
.ttempt by Represerntative
ef Texas, to obtain a change
in* r'ference to a bill prohibiting
the wkeingor future contracts on
agriculturial products brought forth
the promise from Chairman Scott, of
the au-ricultural committee, that his
committee would soon grant hearings
to farmers' unions and others on this
subject. The House voted to ad.journ
Saturday, December T'9th, to Monday,
January 4th, and adjourned for the
day at 5 p. m.
* A Special Message.
On Tuesday Congress received a
special message from the President
bearing upon the Panama Canal 'mat
ter. The message was directed
against the New York World and was
very bitter, demanding that the editos
of The World be put in prison and
Repeated peals of laughter greeted
the reading in the Senate of the open.
ing paragraph of the President's ines
a on the Panama canal charges.
,As' he secretary read the statement
* that the charges were "'false in every
~:parteular,'' Senator Bailey laughed
~otright as he was passing 'along the
rear'of the chamber to his scat. 0th
er Senators on both sides of the chain
ber joined with him, and when the
reader reached the ptatement that a
statement in a newspaper which he
mentioned would not be believed,
there was general merriment from
both sides .of the chamber.
~3There was only a small number of
tSenators present when the reading
was begun and it was hurried throuigh,
the papers accompanying the message
mot being- read at all.,
The House Intarested.
Jt ~The message elicited. the greatest
AInterest in the House of' Representa.
~tives. The members gave close at.
V tenition during the reading of the doe.
dnompaiyink tlie Probiant 's mes
a nan.Irze bundle o ouet
Por the First Time They Outstrip Foreign
ire Retired-Young Americm 'Wan,
Uat Must Have
New - York C1ty.---TheQcoming to the
forefront of the electrical toys in this
Year's Christmas display is a signal
for the foreign toymakers to watch
.out for American competition. Prac.,
tically all the devices with motor and
dynamo attachments are of dom'estic
Until very recent years nearly all
the playthings sold in this country
were imported from France, Germany
and Austria, with a few from Eng
land, but now it looks as if America
were taking up the trade In earnest,
and It ts a far larger Iidustry than
the casual shopper would ever dream.
Last year Germany, which leads-in
toy manufacturing, exported $15,
000,000 worth, while France, which
ranks second, sent out $7,500,000.
Estimated on the fict that wie Import
ed betWyeen 10,000,000 and 12,000,
000 toys and dolls, not counting a
thirty-five per cent. duty, it ,is reck
oned that last year's retail sales of
foreign and domestic playthings came
to at-least $30,000,00.0.
It was with the introduction of ex
pensive iron toys that America began
to supply some of Its own dlemand, so
that now, while the domestic products
do not equal the Imports, they, make
a considerable factor, and threaten
more and more to drive out the for
This is strikingly shown In the
new electrical toys, which depend so
largely for their success on the Inge
niulty of the inventor-the forte of
the American mechanic-rather than
on the technical skill of the ordinary
workman-a weak point here.
ficeny f hr acor had.- o
Howevere-someelve Americ an
ew Yorchitpolieschmen o sub
forfrtutf electricfo tmecnhais
orety ortejo h Americancoptin.ra
tiaoy adla the device wthmotrandt
dyham aatachgsae of rcadomak
t ery pracent yathrd nerlaills
the. ply'ming thedcarhs veryungty
awter mporteak from shnce, thersmay
andAsriato with oeat he arm suc
landsfutny. Beitdes tastig hAmeinto
wee mties up the tradtch, ea-t
poand roundfa lagrousthr tare
Lati yea Gphmern, whichles dy
000,0 weorth swhil burac,whiand
can secnd, ucet dorrtck,500,000.
Etimate on the fcteditofe imprt-a
000ea ty.n ol,ntcutn
thityfive moper sifcent uy if Ismech
oned i thls eran etrbail rasn.
foreig cand omrundt ptacks adeo
th boat, whil the intoducin of te
peansetiro toys ferybat Aeica motgon
thenoit eultes acrs the maer
raer condngate fctor, and thresaton.
Thishwvr is ri kedgly ahainth
nut ofi the inentor-thfortf anofr
hrun by rw and mestchbanism derh
duty as ablrer, tohoutin thatrhet
bedus o te geaertehical pro
Hardeny,o hrfactryns. Audoyn
fromting a dedhol oul drc he
and's whchrequire a wskiled mhan
her, makin it .pobl fondinegGer
afctr to tur out heaper and,
mechani hit up- th scheme of sub
gatly tote o the m ra
boand a h sm imwo gralyt
y ' tod ta
bese d mt re
as nothing' .hlc4s4 s ed dir
the pdrdons *ho id the
&A000,000 poid by tbe- 1itler States.
u there w1ksincluded a.listiof about
7,000 stockholders in the old and new
Panama canal companies. all-of them
citizens of Frane and',of the Colom
bian reptiblic. There Ws.. not the
name of a citizen of the United
States in the entire list.
Oramp Gets Coutmet.
Washington, Special.-The William
Cramp & Son Ship and Engine Com
pany, of Philadelphia, submitted the
lowest bid for the construction of a
steel collier for the navy, authorized
by Congress, May 13th, .1908. The
bid was for tho construction in twen.
ty months for $775,000. The next
lowest bidder was the Newport News
Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company,
which offered to build the vessel foi
$790,000 in sixteen months. The
other bids ranged from $805,000 tc
1,000,000 Users of Opium in America
Chicago, Special.-' 'Insanity grows
three times as fast in pi-opOrtion as
the increase in population -'in the
United States.' Dr. David Paulson;
president of the Ati-Cigarette
League, - made this statment,:
"China," he continued, "used 26
grains of opium last year for every
m1an, woman and child. There are at
least 1,000,000 opium users in this
Five Millons For Canal.
Washington, Special.-A request
for an urgent deflciencrg appropria
tion of $5,558,000 to carry on the
work on the Isthmian canal at the
present rate during the balance of
the fiscal year and for new projects
was received by the House tiday
from the Secretary of War. Last
year a deficiency appropriation of
$11,990,000 was made.
Former Governor Fleming of Florida
Jacksonville, Fla., Special.-Fran
cis Philip Fleming, Governor of
Florida from 1889 to 1893, died at
his residence in this city Sunday at
1:30 p. m. Ex-Governor Fleming is
a native Floridian and served in the
Confederate army through the civil
war with distinction. After the war
he was adimitted to the bar and soon
became one of Florida's ables law
years and politicians.
Judge Purnell Passes.
Raleigh, N. C., Special.--After a
prolonged illness due to paralysis and
cancer of the kidneys, United States
Judge Thomas Richard Purnell died
at his home in this city Saturday
mornin'g at 7:30 o'clock. He was
'3 years of age and was a grandson
of Governor Dudley, of Wilmington,
who was the first Governor elected it
North Carolina by popular vote. He
had been a Federal Judge for nearly
twelve years, having been appointed
to succeed .Judge A. S. Seymour, die
Robbers Hold up Oregon Train
Portland, Ore., Special.-Robbers
successfully held up an O:egon Rail-.
road train nearehere. The amount of
money obtained is not- known definite
ly but it is 'feared that it is large.
The train had many Chicago pas
sengers who lost money and valua
bles. The handits flagged the train
about six miles from the city, clean
ed up the express car and wvent
through the passengers.
For Naval Militia Cruise.
DuBlos is working'for a cruise for the
four naval divisions of the State
from Charleston, Mount Pleasant,
Gecorgetown1 and Beaufort. Hie has
his eye on the Texas, which may be
used for a naval militia cruise, and
will endeavor to gei, an appropriation
for the cruise so that the men's ex
penses may be paid and copes
tion given them for the services while
on- tihe cruise.
COW AND OALW.
iSome of the troubles ofl both cow
and calf are due to fasteting the
cow so she can not reach. her calf
whenever ahe desires. While go ma
terial harm will come from keeging
the cow fastened during most of the
months of pregnancy, it (a an e1Qld
lent plan to give. her a box ,staldu .
ing t)ue month 'before she drops herf
calf, and "all through the period shie.
is nursinlg it. Be sure that the sta1l
is a roomy one; keep it clean and'
well provided with bedding. If it
can be located wher9 a fair a'ifount of
mu wl shine oh it, so much the bet
cow and calf. It is just as
Pv w care for a cow placed ,In a
x mili, and one will find the caif
h li bettor cared for and much -:bap
heinttper can reach it eat
will, the pwwill be mUeh.b$
m, by Bush,. in the New York World.
hakersqby Useof Electriolty---.Oldtimers
Is Curs That ire Run by a Spring,
a Third Rall.
device will last a year, wh.-ile the batA
tery will wear out in a week. The
boy fixes his. longing instead on a
tiny model of the Zeppelin airship, dit
ferently propelled, but a perfect copy
Aside from the mass of electrical
toys there are a few mechanical de
vices of American invention exhibited
In this year's Christmas stock of toys.
One is a "Jac)c-in-the-box" top, which
starts spinning in the case, then lifts
the lid and hops out without stopping
Its motion. There is also a lazy boy's
top, which winds its own string while
spinning. There. *Is a whale, -which
swims across a tub of water, spoutIng
gorgeously on his Journey.
"Mr. Jigger" Is a many-Jointed,
wooden figure which jigs to any tune
whistled or sung by merely rapping a
board in time.. The uncanny dancing
mannikin drawt crowds which ta:z the
imagination of its barkter, who pro
claims its virtues as antnfant pacifter.
"Your'baby begins to cry. Place
this on the sewing machiine, and,
holdIng the board with one elbow, be
gin to rap." The demonstrator f3l
lowed his own directions, producing
an unholy clatter, to which the man
nikin jigged. "The baby sees him
dance. He stops crying. .He begins
to crow"-and the zealous salesman
pounds harder than ever.
."Not on your life,"- contradicts a
sturdy looking mitron, raising her
voice above the noise. "You're a real
fsmart young man, no doubt, but any
human young one I ever see would
yell murder. I've brought up six,
and, ought to know,."
Asie faro themas ofectial u
toysthere purchasig few tehnca deo
inratos year's Cithpmnaph to overs
O hl vr ne is cateringte-b~c to whc
sAmrscspnningy, thecse nthen liftuc
foits oin. There is lstlz o'ne
fomhpns, which widtw trns while
esinnin. DTin heria whate, whichh
swimacose mecansd tubohae, pingh
gorge ofus an gi ornade. frh
woodlen fiuraihpis to okaqt any tune
yearste orosungoy merel appding way
boar the Ameichme. unan acn
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clardrobeit's te asame oldan dacifiend
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theittl grn the e bus hines methds
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gin ntora. Thelinatonst rorbably
thwed his ownus diertyoal, dolnm
anuomlGermatt, twheh,the Emero
Drki jies cdr"Th bhtand see okhi
dnce foIte stosiryig egn
toll are"nw the zealos salntryan
pound haro tais ever. snd
"uNot out youra life" corandimcta
turdyM lop,n mprodn raiin thery
sthr yougra n doubt, Fbuth-any
adougt to ehakn.Frne
Fohein mton shcess ohe Tedayu
wirtht purcasning adahhumn-a
msttorstats the phongap oov ier
hiconfsitao. cnicngmo h
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frompone ofpanese whichris sm-t
hraelts. uring tahcnatio war the
yea te "rospong hs nd ts Tway
tthe Americag hoben.d hle
byAsig from sligruhn variatios
wyadrbe iro's the aeodt dl,ean
The aeooll-hore, pehsta lec-n
tuhed literl the beusiness thobda
ofte tdy anody tig. Jto apa to
her aturallinrintions robablytei
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INTHRNAT )NAT, tRSON Col.
UENTS 'OR DECEBR 27.
Kiview of tie Elevenjcssons For (the
lar's Last Quartea%-Read Proi.
Ch1 4--Golden Text' Prov. :23
GoldeI.Text--"Keep thy heart with
all diligence, for out of it are the
issues of life."-Prov. 4:23.
The lessons of the quarter extend
over a period of 31 years. They ar.e
all concerned with the life and words
of David and Solomon. A profitable
review could be conducted along the
line of what the lessons teach about
God.' Another would be to study the
teaching about sin, its consequences
and pardon. Material for such re
views can be found in the notes. Still
ainother revelw would be to get each
,member of the class to give the cen
tral teaching of the lesson. A num
ber of opinions will be. given about
the teaching in each lesson. The fol
loving are given simply as sugges
Lesson I.-The necessity of serv
ing God in the precise way His Word
Lesson IT.-God's superabounding
grace; David purposed to build God a
house and God covenanted to build
him a house and to establish his
house and his kingdom fbrever.
. Lesson III.-David's kindness to
Mephibosheth, a type of our David's
kindness to us.
Lesson IV.-If we seek to cover
our sins from God. He will uncover
them and fill our hearts with heavi
ness, but if we uncover our cins be
fore God with frank and full confes
sion, God will cover them up and fill
our hearts with praise and light.
Lesson V.-Whatsoever a man sow
eth that will he also reap; a sinful
father will reap in his wayward chil
dren an awful harvest of the sins he
has sown; the king who is disloyal to
God will reap the disloyalty of his
Lesson VI.-The man who destroys
the love and peace and joy of anoth
er's family will reap heart-breaking
agony in his own house.
Lesson VIf.-Jehovah is the believ
er's Shepherd. Every want will be
met, every fear will.be banished, ev
ery longing will b > satisfied.
Lesson VIII.-God keeps His prom.
ise in spite of all the schemes of men
to thwart it.
Lesson IX.-There is utter ruin for
the individual, and for the nation, in
the wine cup.
Lesson X.-We should desire wis
dom that we may serve God effective
ly more than we desire long life or
Lesson XI.-When a house is set.
apart for God in the way appointed
He will fill the house with His glory.
The Source of Unhappiness.
Self-centred life is everywhere the
great die' hlnfninAR.
It coIl - -
God is i
It leacts nusuau~us w ,.
or unkind to their wives, and wives
to regard their husbands only as the
chief of their own conveniences.
It leads children to demand that
the whole of the family arrangement
shall be managed with reference to.
their personal pleasure.
It b)reeds social jealousies and
neighborhood quarrels; it breaks up
church choirs; scrambles for the chief.
seats 'in the synagogues and sets
church members to praying, "Lord,
grant that we may sit on Thy right
hand and on Thy left in Thy king
dom." It leads Diotrephes to love
It is to the credit of the religion of
Christ that,selfishness cannot live in
peace with it.--D. W. C. Hiuntingdon,
Infiulte Possibilties For the Believern
The hoi!'ness of men on the earth
is not beautiful, and like the i.oliness
of angels, and like its Divine Auth
or; but its character is progressive,
and its course is onward and upward
to perfected excellence. From its
first act of prostration before the
mercy seat, where it lifts its hands
and heart to God; where it pours in
to His ear its voice of alternate pen
itence and praise, and where, in full
view of the -blood of the covenant,
its faith takes hold of His righteous
ness and H-is promise: it rises, though
it may be in uhequal progress, high
er and still more high, till at last
its anticipations are realizied in views
that are to be never obscured, in af
fections of unmingled purity, and in
the fulngas of joy.
Wondrous words are those uttered(
by- the apostle when he says: "I-.
loved, now are we the sons of God; '.'
and it doth not yet appear what we
shall be; but we khiow that when Hie
shall appear, we shall be like Him,
for we shall see Him as Hie is."-~-H.
The tabilities hold more mena
up tspirli klities, but were~
)~he tahai to-day the re
0-m rrow weuld fail.
' 1reached by
Un Lioin Church,