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' ' a-". ; T : .. . . . J . Tj7 I,- V, r ' J N ti i h x BLUEJAY LIVES IN WOODS Hawks, Owlt and Other Bird vArs Teased and Tormented by These Noisy Birds. The tluejay likes beat to live in thick woods, but it often comes into open fields, orchards and near dwell ings in search of food. When it dis covers you it assumes a proud and angry air of conceit and defiance. The bluejay's upper parts are purplish-blue. The lower parts are purplish-gray. The wings and tail are bright blue with black bars. The tall feathers are tipped with white. It has a crested head. The bluejay builds Its nest about twenty feet above ground. It is made of twigs and flue roots. From four to six eggs are laid. They-are of a green ish drab color flecked with brown. Doubtless the bluejay helped to name itself, as its common utterance is a long drawn, "jay, Jay, jay." This cry, with the bright blue color, has given It its name. While the jay sings no song it Is able to imitate the calls of other birds, by which means it often at tracts them. It likes to tease and torment the owl and especially the lit tle sparrow hawk. This is done by imitating the cry of a wounded bird, which draws the hawk near. Then several Jays will dart at the hawk squealing and frolicking about in great glee. Sometimes the play ends in a tragedy, for the hawk pounces upon one of them to the dismay of the others. Jays may be caged and tamed like crows and some writers say they can be taught to utter words. "Bird Studies," by Herman C. De Groat. A Word to the Wise. The proverbial advice, "Cobbler, stick to your last," had an opposite exemplification in the following anec dote, for which Zion's Advocate is re sponsible. A colored man was brought before a police judge, charged with stealing chickens. He pleaded guilty, and re ceived sentence, when the judge asked how it was he managed to lift those chickens Tight under the window of their owner's house when there, was a dog in the yard. "Hit wouldn't be of no use, Judge," said the culprit, "to try to 'splain dis thing to you all. Ef you was to try it, like as not you would git yer hide full o' shot, an' git no chickens, nei ther. Ef you want -to engage in any rascality, judge, yo' bettah stick to de bench, whar yo' am familiar." Barber Shops In China. Since the Chinese revolution a great many Chinese have had their cues cut off, and this has led to the opening of a large number of barber shops throughout the far east wherever Chi nese are located, says an exchange. Several progressive business men of Singapore, anticipating this, imported a large number of American barber chairs, and they are now unable to get supplies quickly enough. It has also been learned that the Chinese in sist on having American hair clippers, and refuse all other makes offered It would seem that American manu facturers of barbers' supplies should experience a large Increase in their Oriental trade. The Marvel of It. "There is one thing in life which aU ways struck me as queer. "What is that?" "While so few are successful in look ing for an opening, almost every one can find himself In a hole." A Diagnosis. "What's the matter with your hus band. Mrs. Mlxey?" The doctor says he's got a bad at tack of ammonia." r "Then I guess it's apt to be fatal, for it's bound to take his breath." . Easy. "I put the wrong couples together at that dinner and I don't know what to do about my mistakes." "Why, re-pair them." The nearest some people ever come to getting close to nature is to sit in a palm room. A Large Package Enjoyment 1 oasties Served witk cream, milk or fruit fresh oXcooked. Crisp, golden -broVp bit of white corn deVious and wholesome A flavour that appeals to young and old. "The Memory Lingers" Sold by Crocers. . Cenal Cw.T. 1 ia-il i Bank Ctmk, Mich. Mdnational SlKTSfflOOL Lesson (By E. O. SELLERS. Director of Evening Department, The Moody Bible Institute, Chicago.) . LESSON FOR SEPT. 1. DEATH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST LESSON TEXT Mark 6:14-29. GOLDEN TEXT "Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee the ywn ot life." Rev. ?:10. The story of Hamlet and Banquo's ghost is no more vivid or dramatlo than the story of the tragedy of John the Baptist. "And King Herod heard of him," v. 4. Of course Herod would hear of the rising young cousin of John who was creating such a stir throughout Galilee. His coarse, sinful, licentious, heart cringed at the rebuke of such a life of purity, one that performed so many good deeds, one who was con-' stantly ministering to others as con trasted with the life of Herod, who only ministered to his own selfish lusts. Small wonder he Bhould ex claim, "It Is John whom I beheaded," and one can hear in fancy the rising tide of terror that surged through his heart as he must have screamed, "He is risen from the dead!"- The first three verses of the lesson are a vivid picture of how the fame of this young Galilean affected the conscience stricken and guilty-hearted usurper upon the throne. Who was this Herod? In the first place, he was guilty of the sin of in cest, for he had married the wife of his brother Philip, who was still liv ing. From verse eighteen of the les son we learn further that the bold and courageous John had rebuked him of this evil and as a result Herod had cast him into prison, and though he may have desired, yet he did not as yet dare to take his life. Added to this is the anger of a sinful woman. John a Just Man. This precipitated a war which re sulted in the overthrow and utter loss of the army belonging to the father of Herod's lawful wife. - Why did Herod hesitate to comply with all that HerodiaB desired? Verse 20 tells us, because John "was a just man and an holy." Righteousness Is often a man's surest safeguard. Herod was not altogether devoid of conscience as we have already seen, and this is further evidence of that fact. Verse 20 adds that when Herod heard him he was "perplexed and heard him gladly." We believe that Herod was seeking some sort of a recanting upon the part of John, that he was glad (anxious) to hear from his lips some sort of statement that would Justify his liberation and was perplexed over the persistence of John, who, though in prison, never for one moment low ered his standard of divine righteous ness, nor trimmed his sails so as to catch the wind of Herod's popular favor. That this was John's attitude and that it was known to Herodias is evident from the beginning of the verse 21, "and when a convenient day was come." Herodias was all too ready and willing to seize her oppor tunity. To evidence her depths of depravity and also her anxiety, note that Hero dias was willing to sacrifice the mod esty of her own daughter to gain her end. The use of the word "herself v. 22 R. V., is evidence that it was an unusual thing for this daughter of a queen thus to exhibit herself. Now note the oath of the liquor and lust-drunken king. What an appalling request. What a terrible consequence. What lengths men will go to "keep their word" given thoughtlessly or ut tered In the heat of passion. This is one of the blackest pictures of his tory. A lust-driven, licentious poten tate, a rebuked but vindictive queen, slave of these same passions. Not Real Sorrow. The child of the home thrust forth before the gaie of the court to help se cure the ends of a murderous mother. A godly, fearless saint who had a great message from a great uoa, ana wun out halting, hesitancy or compromise continued to deliver that message till stricken down in the midst of an orgy of passion. Herod's sorrow was not "unto repenttnce" (v. 26) but rather that of a guilty conscience. We need n-w to return again to the first verse of the lesson and we can well believe It must have been a sad wall, "He is rlseri" (v. 16). History tells us Herod lost his kingdom and that he and Herodias died in exile. Let us turn from this awful picture and look at John. How different. Thus dies he who was the greatest born of a woman. Thus died one who dared to rebuke evil In high places. One who would not compromise to save his life, and one who was faithful unto death (see the Golden Text). Can we hesitate to believe thai; John received his crown? A suggested outline for this lesson Is as follows: I. A Terror-Strlcken Conselonce. V. 14-16. 1. Jesus' name spread abroad, r. 14. Men sought to explain Jesus, r. Herod's guilty conscience, v. 16. 15. 3. TL A Wicked Woman's Hatred, v. 17-i5. The effect of righteous life. Z. Hrod s downward steps. III. Tue End of a Faithful Preach-ir- v. 2C-29. 1. Herod's wicked oath. 2. John's penalty (2 Tim. 1-12 J. WANTED INCENTIVE. She Would you save me if I should start to drown? He Sure, if your father Is well rated. HANDS CRACKED AND BLED St Clair, Mo. "My trouble began about fifteen years ago. It was what some claimed eczema. The form the disease worked under was a breaking out with watery blisters on my hands which would then dry and scale, and then would follow the trouble of cracking and bleeding, also itching and hurting. My hands were disfig ured at the time, and sore. The trou ble was very annoying,' and disturbed my sleep. This last February it was ever so much worse than before. I did not do all my work on account of the condition of my hands. I could not put them in water without mak ing them worse. I tried a lot of home remedies, also salves and liniments that claimed to be a cure for the trouble, but I did not obtain a cure. "At last I saw the advertisement for Cuticura Soap and Ointment. I sent for a sample. I thought they would cure, so I sent for a fifty-cent box of Cuticura Ointment and some Cuti cura Soap. A doctor advised me to keep ahead with the Cuticura Soap and Ointment and they cured me com pletely. No trace of the trouble re mains." (Signed) Mrs. Mary Taylor, Mar. 29, 1912. Cuticura Soap and Ointment sold throughout the world. Sample of each free, with 32-p. Skin Book. Address post-card "Cuticura, Dept. L, Boston." Sparrow Sets House Ablaze. An English sparrow was the cause of three houses catching Are at Law renceburg, lnd., recently, and had it not been for the prompt work of the neighbors and friends all would have been destroyed. The sparrow was building a nest under the eave9 of the home of Mrs. Mary Webber, and it picked up a long cotton string from a pile of rubbish that had Just been burned. With the burning string in its beak, the sparrow flew to theyoof of Mrs. Sophia Shafer's house, then to Otto McCrlght's house and then to the roof of Emanuel Wuest's home, where it dropped the burning string. A fire started In the shingles of each building. Each was extinguished by neighbors before much damage was done. The Cannibals Need Food. An officer of the French colonial army brought a letter from the chief of a group of missionaries in the southern islands of the -Pacific not long ago, which winds up as follows: "I regret to tell you that our little company can do little against the fa naticism of these poor wretches. Moreover, famine Is ravaging the country, for the harvest has been de stroyed. Therefore the dispatch of more missionaries has become ur gent." La Petite Republique. Too Much of a Good Thlngv "I was very happy," said the profes sor, "when, afer years of wooing, she finally said 'Yes.' " "But why did you break the engage ment so soon after?" asked. his friend. "Man, it was she that dissolved it." "Really?" said his friend. "How did that happen?" "It was due to my accursed absent mindedness. When, a few days later, I called at her home, I again asked her to marry me." No Concern. "Mr. Mips must be a singularly pure and upright man." "Why do you think he is unusually so?" 'Somebody told him there were well-defined reports that a Burns de tective had been operating secretly in the neighborhood he frequents, and he said it was nothing to him." Cause of the Delay. "Strange those two nations do not declare war." "They are haggling about what per centage each, is to get of the moving picture receipts." After Dark. "Honest as the day Is long, eh?" "Absolutely. But you'd better keep your chicken coop locked." Some people spend their lives In try ing to acquire money to spend. Never trust your secrets to the mails the females, either. If Yr fla-tUring- r MAST TREES FOR THE CROWN Mark of the Broad Arrow Was Placed on Pines In the Plymouth Colony. In the provincial charter of 1691, under which the Plymouth colony and the province of Maine were united with Massachusetts, it. was provided that all trees of the diameter of 24 Inches and upward of 12 inches from the ground, growing upon land not heretofore granted to any private per son, should be reserved to the crown for the furnishing of masts for the royal navy. Harper's Weekly ob serves. A surveyor general of woods was ap pointed to see that this provision of the charter was carried into effect. Near the coast all white pines of suit able dimensions were marked with the "broad arrow" three cuts through the bark with an ax, like the track of a crow. This was the king's mark. Lone after the revolution had oblit erated the royal authority men who had been taught in boyhood to re spect the king's mark hesitated to cut such trees. In felling a tree it was necessary to "bed it" to prevent its breaking. This was done by cutting the small growth and placing small trees across the hollow, so that there should be no strain upon one section more than upon another when the monster pine struck ground. The mast was hauled out of the woods on one strong sled, whether in winter or summer, and so many oxen were required that the hind pair were often choked in crossing a hollow, be ing hung up in their yoke by the pull ing of those ahead of them. A mast hauling was a great event, and everybody within walking dis tance came to see it. RELIEF. The Editor Well, there's hardly any chance of our going to war with Japan. The Reporter I'm glad of that. I never could spell those Japanese names. Couldn't Happen to Them. Mike got a Job moving some kegs of nowder. and. to the alarm of his foreman, was discovered smoking at his work. "Je-ru-sa-lem!" exclaimed the fore man. "Do you know what happened when a man smoked at this Job some years ago? There was an explosion that blew up a dozen men." "That couldn't happen here," re turned Mike calmly. "Why not?" " 'Cause there's only you and me," was the reply." Everybody's Maga-. zlne. Polar Exploration. North polar exploration had attract ed the attention of adventurous and ambitious men for nearly 400 years before Peary reached the top of the world. Search for the south pole has always proved less attractive, and only during "the last 140 years have explorers turned their attention toward the goal recently reached by Amund sen. Where He Balked. "She has a terrible, time with her husband. "Yse, she is driving him to drink." "Nonsense! If she was driving him to drink things would be different; she's trying to drive him the other way." , , Too Much Renunciation. . "How foolish you women are." said Mr. Nagg to his better half. "You don't catch men doing such things as Joining 'Don't Worry' clubs." "Of course not," snapped Mrs Nagg. "Men couldn't give up the pleasure of worrying their wives." Remarkable Financiering. "Figures don't He." "Don't they? Here's an Item from New York that says a policeman there saved $80,000 In a month from his sal ary of 2,800. Those figures must lie, for they won't stand." f ' Patriotism. Marks So your Italian barber re fused to shave you. Why was that? Parks I told him I'd Just had a Turkish bath. There isn't much doing In the self love line when a man loves himself as he does his neighbors. ' People who build castles In the air are never sure ot their ground. 1 ( mm i wuli, ttss "RENOVINC" Madt fey STERN NECESSITY. He Isn't your bathing suit rather loud? She It has to be loud. I'm trying to mash a deaf old millionaire. Everybody In Hard Luck. Suddenly he stepped up to a gentle man, who was waiting for the train, and, tapping him lightly on the shoul der, said: "Excuse me, but did you drop a five-pound note?" at the 6ame time holding out in his hand the ar ticle. The gentleman questioned gazed a moment at the note, assumed an anx ious look, made a hasty search of his pockets, and said: "Why, so I did, and I hadn't missed it," holding out an eager hand. The elderly hunter took the name and address of the loser end, putting the note in his pocket, turned away. "Well," said the other, "do you want it all as a reward?" "Oh, I did not find one," remarked the benevolent one with another beam; '"but it struck me that in a big 'place like London there must be a quantity of money lost, and upon in qulry I found that you are the one hundred and thirty-first man who lost a five-pound note this morning." Lon don Answers. Orphanages In Turkey. There are 22 orphanages In the Turkish empire, conducted by Ameri cans, enrolling 3,000 inmates. In con nection with these ornhanaees an In dustrial work has sprung up which elves emDlovment to over 10,000 peo ple In addition to the orphans. The work is largely done by the widows and orphans and Includes rug and lace-maklng, various forms of em broidery, and other domestic work. The product of these institutions find a market abroad. Opening bp Lhasa. Lhassa, which Is the capital of Tibet, for generations was known as the Forbidden City, because of Its political and religious exclusiveness. In 1904 a British armed expedition opened the mysterious old city.- Pre vious to that time practically every European traveler had been stopped in his efforts to reach the place. The population In Lhasa is about 35,000. Diplomacy. "Mrs. Jinks always has such a good time when she goes anywhere. How does she manage to convey the impres sion she is a widow?" "She always makes an allusion to her tardy husband as 'my late hus band.'" Comparative Possession. "I have an abstract theory." "That's nothing. I've got a congrete cellar." A womanvseldom hits anything she alms at, especially If she throws her self at a man's head. One way to become popular Is to let other people impose on you. Important to Mother Examine carefully every bottle ot CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for Infants and children, and see that It Bears the Signature In Use For Over 30 Years. Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria Sounds So. "How oddly that man cleaning the machinery talks." "How do you mean?" "I heard him telling his helper to save the waBte." The woman who cares for a clean, wholesome mouth, and sweet breath, will find Paxtlne Antiseptic a joy for ever. At druggists, 25c a. box or sent postpaid on receipt of price by The Paxton Toilet Co., Boston, Mass. 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