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WIPED OUT STURGIS, KY., REDUCED TO ASHES MINING TOWN HAS QUAR TER MILLION BLAZE. Having No Water Works System, In habitants , Fight Fire With Bucket Brigades. "Western Newspaper Union News Service. Sturgis, .Ky. The town of Sturgis, Ky., a mining center on the Illinois Central railroad, a few miles below this city, was practically wiped out ot existence by . fire which originated in the drug store of S. E, Graves, Sturgis has.no water works system and . the only way the citizens naa ot ngnting the fire was with bucket) brigades. The Illinois Central railroad dispatched an engine well equipped . with " hose to Sturgis from Princeton, Ky., to be used in fighting the flames. The busi ness section of the town on both sides of Main street is in, ashes, including the two large bank buildings. At least SO dwelling houses have been destroy ed and many persons will be rendered homeless. iThe dispatcher for the Illi nois Central railroad here received "word that the fire was burning the building next to the lepot and it was expected the depot would go next. It is a new structure. The operator Eaid a strong wind was blowing, and unless it. changed, the few remaining buildings in the town would be de stroyed. He said one or the heaviest losers would be the West Kentucky Coal Co., which has large coal mines Sn Sturgis and owns many buildings: The operator failed to state whether fire had reached the coal shafts and had got into the mines. The West Kentucky Coal Co. is controlled large ly by Eastern capitalists. The property loss at Sturgis is estimated at from $250,000 to $500,000. Many of those "whose homes were destroyed carried no insurance. Sturgis is a town of about 2,000 population. PLANNED A JAIL DELIVERY. Lexington, Ky. Prancisco Delaney, alias Mexican Pete, claiming to be from El Paso, Texas, and under indict ment for housebreaking here, has been Bleeping each night for the last two weeks in the county jail with a string tied to his toes. The string extended from one of the jail windows until .the end was near the'ground. Jailer Ballinger saw. the string the first night it was put out and be made an investigation. It de veloped that Delaney was . in corre spondence with pals and that he was expecting them to bring saws, and then he would pull them up by the string. Balliner had the jail heavily guarded each night since the discovery of the plot for another delivery, but he went to Delaney and told him that there will be no more hanging out of the string. i lit? jtmci udu uujjcu w ayiuic ucio- ney's pals, but they were tipped off in some manner and never showed up.. TH-REE NEGROES FOUND GUILTY, Winchester, Ky. After deliberating for about two hours and a half the jury in the case of Dick George and Tonney Smothers and Frank Williams, negroes, charged with the murder of Town Marshal A. C. Petit, of Clay City, returned a verdict, finding all four of the defendants guilty and fix ing their punishment at life imprison went. PK EDICTS DATE OF DEATH. ' Harrodsburg, vKy. True to his pre diction made, the first of February Dr. John D. Lillard, 9 years old, one of the best known men in Central Ken tucky, died here as a result of .locomo tor ataxia. At his own request his body was taken to Cincinnati and cre mated, and the ashes then scattered on the Kentucky river from High Bridge. SEPARATE BALLOT FOR WOMEN. Somerset, Ky. County Judge R. C. Tartar "has issued an order directing County Clerk C M. Langdon to pre pare a separate ballot for the women of Pulaski county to vote for County ISchool Superintendent in the August primary election. PETITION FOR DRY ELECTION. Somerset, Ky. The temperatice ad- vpcates cT Pulaski county are circu lating petitions to secure the requisite number . of names In each precinct to have a lccal option election called Sep tember 22. GENERAL STORE IS BURNED. Carlisle, . Ky. Fire destroyed '. the general : store and adjoining dwelling of .William F. Clark at Park's Ferry, Loss about $6,000, with smalL insur ance, v . ' . INDICT MEMBERS FISCAL COURT. , . Newport, Ky. The Campbell county grand - jury reported ' reindictments : against County Judge Harry Hawkins and the seyen magistrates -comprising the fiscal court of Campbell county. . The indictments charge the members of the- fiscal court with expending.moriey in excess of amount levied and appro priated. The original indictments re ported against the same officers June 26 ; was Bet , aside 'under a section of the statutes which it". was stated . ex pted the officers.1 ; . 1 john s Lawrence ; v Editor and publisher of the Cadiz, Ky., Record, who was : recently elected President of the Kentucky Press As sociation.' INSTITUTE DATES RURAL SCHOOL TEACHERS TO HEAR TALKS ON SUFFRAGE, SANITATION, ETC. Prof. T. R. Bryant, of State Univer sity To Lecture on Agriculture Dates, Places and Instructors. Western Newspaper Union News Service. Frankfort, Ky. Woman's. ..suffrage. sanitation and typhoid fever and agri culture will be the three new topics discussed at the Kentucky institute for rural school teachers this year. Mrs. Desha Breckenridge, "of Lexing ton, has made arrangements with Su perintendent . of Public Instruction Hamlet to . have lectures on woman suffrage at the institute, and Dr. W. L. Heiser, register of vital statistics, will discuss sanitation and typhoid fever. The lectures on agriculture will be delivered by Prof. T. R. Bryant, of the State university. The insti tute, counties in which they are held, dates, places and instructors, follow: Adair county, September..!, Columbia, M. A. Leiper; Allen county, July 14, Scottsville, G. W. Chapman; Ander son county, Jul 14, Lawrenceburg, J. W. Ireland; Barren county, June 30, Glasgow, -instructor not elected; Bath county, August 25, Owingsvlile, J. W. Ireland; Bell county, July 7, Pineville, R. M. Shipp; Boone county, September 1, Burlington, C. E. McDougle; Bour bon county, October 6, Paris, A. S. Mc Kenzie; Boyd count', September 1, Catlettsburg, E. C. McDougle; Boyle county, September 15, Danville, M. A. Cassidy; Breathitt county,. July 7, Jackson, J. W. Ireland; Breckenridge county, July 7, Hardinsburg. J. P. W. Brouse; Butler county,- August 11, Morgantown, J. T. C Noe;, Carroll county, August 25, Carrollton, J. T. C. Noe; Casey county, August 4, Liberty, C. B. Lewis; Christian county, August 25, Hopkinsville, B. F. Brown aud Mary Proudfoot; Clark county, ' Sep tember 1, Winchester, E. F. Darnaby; Clay county, September 8, Manchester, J. C. Willis; Clinton. August 25. Al bany, E. C. McDougle; .Crittenden, Au gust 4, Marion, W. J. Craig; Cumber land, June 30, Burksville, G. W. Chap man; Daviess, August.;18, Owensboro, M. A. Leiper; Edmonson, September 1, Brownsville,' W. J. Craig; Elliott, July 28, Sandy Hook, George W. Chap man; Estill, July 7, Irvine, R. S. Eu bank; Falette, October 27, Lexington, C. W., Stewart; Fleming, August 25, Flemingsburg, Mrs. C. W. Stewart; Floyd, August 18, Prestonburg, J." T. Coates; Franklin, Frankfort, August 11, T. C. Cherry; Fulton, August 25, Fulton, Charles : G. Lewis; Gallatin, August 25, . Warsaw, : Charles - G. Bo hannon; Garrard, September 15, Lan caster, M. A. Cassidy; Graves, August 18, Mayfield, Mutchler and Kinneman; Grayson, September .8, Leitchfleld, Mrs. C. W. Stewart; Greenup, August 11, Greenup, E. C. McDougle; Han cock, August 6,: Hawesville, R. E. Eu bank; Hardin, September. 1, Elizabeth town, .T. J. Coates; Harlan, June 30, Harlan, Albert Evans;-Harrison, Au gust 18, Cynthlana, E. C. McDougle; Henderson, Aug. 18, R. P. Green; Hen ry, Aug. 11, .Newcastle, j. W. Ireland; Hickman, August . 25, . Clinton, . W. H. Sugg; Jackson, Jnly V McKee, George W. Chapman; Jefferson,! August T 18, Louisville, Noe and Stewart; Jessa mine, : August 1L Versailles, T. C. Cherry; Johnson, September 1, Paints ville, W, L. Jayne; Knott, July 21, Hindman, R. M. Shipp; ,KnoxF July 7, Barbourville, Arkley , Wright, - Larue, July 21, Hodgenville, A. S.jMcKenzie; Laurel, July 14, London, J. A. Sharon; Lawrence, September , S Louisa,. T. J. Coates; Lee, no date; Beattyville, J. C. Willis; Leslie, July 28, Hyden. E. C. McDougle; Letcher, July -14, Whites- MINER BLOWN TO SHREDS. Barbourville, Ky. At the mining town, of Warren, near here, Jesse Vilar, a- Hungarian miner, secured a box containing-several, dozen sticks of dynamite carried it into a field," and after, attaching and lighting ' a fuse, deliberately sat down on-the box. The resultant explosionshook the country for miles, damaging several buildings and. tearing out windows. Only scattered- fragments , of the miner's body were' fGcad.i No reason- is known -for his act: ; ' ; burg, E. II, Crawford; Lewis, August 4, Vanceburg, E. C. McDougle; Liv ingston, July 28, .Smithland, R. P. Green; Logan, July 21, Russellville, R. N. Shipp; Madison,:. August 25, Richmond, E. W. Bridges; Marshal, August. 25, Benton, Mi A. Leiper;. Mar tin, no date, Inez; W. D. Ward, Mason, September 1, Maysville, Stewart Mutchler, Coates ; McCracken, August 11, Paducah, M. W. H. Sugg; Mc Creary. July 7, Pine KnQtt, A. R. Ev ans; McLean, August' 11, Calhoun, M. A. Leiper; Menefee, July 21, French burg, CB. Lewis; Mercer, September 15, Harrodsburg, M. A. Cassidy; Met calfe, July 1, Edmonton, K. R. Moss; Monroe, July 21, Tompkinsville, Geo. W. Chapman; Montgomery, July 28, ML Sterling, J. W. Ireland;' Morgan, July, 21. West Liberty, R, H. Eubank; Muhlenburg, July 28, Greenville, T. J. Coates; Nelson, "August 4, Bardstown, J. T. C. Noe; Nicholas, September 1, Carlisle, R. S. Eubank; Oldham, July 14", La Grange, J. C. Sterrett; Owen, Aug. 4, Owenton, J. W. Ireland; Pen dleton, Aug. 11, Falmouth, J. A. Sharon; Powell,' August 4, Stanton, R. S. Eu bank; Rockcastle, July 28, Mt. Ver non, C. B. Lewis; Rowan, July 21, Morehead.'T. J. Coates; Russell, "Au gust 11, Jamestown, C. B. Lewis, Scott, August 11, Versailles, T. C. Cherry; Shelbyville, September 1, Shelbyville, J. T. Noe; Todd, August . 18, Elkton, J. W. Ireland; Union, August 11, Mor ganfield, R. P. Green; Warren, Sep tember 1, Bowling Green, M. A. Lei per; Wayne, August 25, Monticello, R. N. Shipp; Webster, August 11, Dix on, W. J. Craig; Whitley, July 21, T. J. Coates; Wolfe, July 21, Campton, NJ W. Ireland; Woodford, Versailles, Au gust 11, T. C. Cherry. The dates and instructors for the other counties have not been named. ' - JUDGE IGNORES MANDATE. Dry Election To County In Be Held in September. Scott Georgetown, Ky. Although Judge Robert Stcut was in town no special term of the Scott circuit court was called to file the mandate of the court of appeals In the case of Lancaster, etc., vs. Hamon, etc., in regard to the local option situation. Judge W. M Keea, presiding as special judge in circuit court in Bourbon county, in the absence of Judge Stout, called the Bpecial term of the Scott circuit, court for Wednesday for the -. purpose of filing the mandate. Judge Stuot noti fied Gov. McCreary there was no need to appoint a special judge here, as he would return to the district from Bos ton, Mass, where he was called by the death of his brother-in-law, John Offutt. and would be in Georgetown in time. .Judge Stuot appeared at the court house, shook hands with a num ber of friends and returned to Lexing ton. The mandate will be filed prob ably at the October term of court. The "drys" of the county have called for an election for September 6, under the county unit law. , AN EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN. Morehead, Ky. A great educational campaign began in Rowan county this week, preliminary to the opening of the rural schools. Eight demonstra tion schools were held. . They were ob served by all teachers before the other schools begin. Eight rallies will . be held in these districts next Saturday evening, with B. S." Wilson, Judge J. W. Riley, D. B. Caudill, J. W. Black, Prof. D. M. Holbrook, J. V. Harris, Thomas F. Hogge and Mrs. Cora Wil son Stewart as speakers. On Satur day, July 12, there will be a rally held in each district in the county, and 53 speakers. , have been engaged - to impress- the people with , the importance of education. Great interest is being manifested, and the v prospect is that Rowan cdunty7 will have 1 "a banner school year. . MERCHANTS' CONVENTION. Versailles, Ky. The second annual convention of the Central ' Kentucky Retail association will be held in Versailles next jTuesday, July 8. The address of welcome will be delivered by H. A.. Schoberth.- Among those who will take jpart in the program are R. W., Keenon, of Harrodsburg; J. H Scales, of Belknap Hardware Co., Louisville; Ben J. Durham, of Dan ville, A. A. Bowmar, of Versailles; j, C. Helburn, of Eminence; John A. Her ring, - of Georgetown ; B. L. Cox, ; of Lawrenceburg. j The .object of this as sociation Is .to improve the general condition of the local retail trade! in Central Kentucky, to raise the stand ard- of - commercial integrity and to protect its members from dishonest practices, improper business methods and unfair and ruinous competition INFANT MORTALITY HIGH. Winchester, Ky. Maggie Elizabeth, Gravitt, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Gravitt, died of pneumonia and whooping cough. -The body was taken to Clay City for burial. This is the, 12th death in Clark county within a week, eight of which were of infants and due ind irectly to the extreme heat. MAYOR ORDERS PHONES OUT.: , Paducah, Ky, Mayor T. N. Hazelip has ordered all of the East Tennessee ACiepaone uo. s pnones in the city departments taken out at once, owjng co tne litigation between the company ana f the city of Paducah over a fmn- vuu auu xai.es. pnones were taken out ;of ; the city departments about two years ago, but during- i he nood they- were reinstated for the ebn venience of the public. City Solicitor Arthur Y, Martin has been instructed 10 orait an ordinance fixing the ra :ea CAPITAL STIRRED BY mm STORY New York Broker Admits Having Posed as Various Con- - gressmen. - :- . INQUIRY PLAHHED BY HOUSE Lamar Tells Amazing Story of His Activities In Lobby Work J?82, 0C0.000 Fraud in . Union Pa- ' cific Is Charged. WaJJhington, July 5. Extraordinary developments occurred in the ; lobby situation in the house of representa tives and before the senate ' lobby committee. They' were: I-,: A brazen confession by one David Lamar, who admitted this name to be an alias, and who described himself as a New York operator in stocks, that he had - impersonated members of congress in behalf of the employ ment of Edward Lauterbach, a New York lawyer, to prevent national legislation hostile to big financial In terests. A detailed charge . by Lamar that the Union ' Pacific company's books had been forged in 1901 on an item covering $82,000,000, one of the re sults of which', he alleged, was that Kuhn, Loeb & Co. and the late E. H. Harriman amassed enormous fortunes. rDenials" by Congressmen Sherley of Kentucky, Calder of New York, Webb of North Carolina, and Bartholdt of Missouri on the floor of the house of representatives that they had had any connection whatsoever with or that .they had been controlled or influenced in the slightest degree by the National Association of Manufacturers or - its agents. Demands by these congressmen and others for an immediate investigation of the Mulhall revelations by li spe cial committee to be created by the house. , Reference of these several resolu tions to the committee on rules, with instructions to report ' a comprehen sive resolution on Saturday next call ing for a thorough Investigation of all lobbying operations directed on members of the house. Witness Enjoys Own Tale. Lamar, ot whatever his. real name may be (and the committee proposes to force him to reveal it before he is finally excused)," deserves study by psychological experts. As if he were telling a joke the whole country would relish he smilingly related his tele phone conversations with presidents of and counsel for the Union Pacific Railroad company, the Standard Oil company, the United Cigars company, and others, all designed to bring about the employment of Lauterbach as their legislative agent' - At one time he said he was Con gressman Palmer, at another Con gressman Riordaa. Again he j was Chairman McCombs of the national Democratic committee endeavoring to make an arrangement with Chairman Hilles of the Republican party to benefit through pressure on senators and congressmen the interests with which Hilles now is associated.. He impersonated so many congress men that he coujd not remember them all. : Claims He Aided Public. His sole motive, he claimed, was to Impress the big financiers with the ability of his friend Lauterbach. Nor was Mr. Lauterbach the sole benefi ciary of his philanthropic conduct The American people, he 'declared, were heavily in his debt, for ho had saved them the tidy little sum of $30, 000,000 in connection with the reorgan ization of the Union Pacific in 1897. For this patriotic act he said that he and the late Russell Sage, with whom he co-operated, were denounced as a "pair of conscienceless blackmail ers." ; - ; : But this was not all of Mr. Lamar's disinterested service for others. He told how James R. Keene and his son-in-law and some friends acquired $42, OOO.'OOO of the stock of the Union Pa cific, how he took measures to save' themV He told how "the golden moment"' for which he was working arrived, and how Mr. Keene (ailed to grasp it vhen he told him to do so, with the result that Keene lost the greater part of his fortune, and the firm of which Keene's son-in-law was thehead was forced to suspend. Tells of "War" on Lauterbach. "And then, touchingly, he described hbw J. ; Pierpont Morgan, Kuhn; Loeb & Co., and E. H. Harriman, forced into consolidation" of their interests by the panic of 1907 determined to starve Mr. Lauterbach out in the practice of his profession 3nd bring about his os tracism from the business and profes sional world. ' The price of the withdrawal of their opposition was that Lauterbach t hould have nothing further to do with the witness, Lamar . Magnanimously La inar offered to release Lauterbach, but the latter magnanimously refused. "But, Mr. Chairman," contlnuisd La mar, in the most convincing tone, "it was most distressing to me to see the mental condition of my friend, to see the low estate into which he was falling in the practice cf his profes sion, and the curtailment ot his in come. I would have done anything in my. power to change "that any to ame liorate thoseconditions. ' )-." "I realize perfectly that . I could not talk with . these men directly.. 1 Their hatred , and dislike of me waa iio bitr ter that they would not eren confe with me on any subject. And it is perfectly true, therefore. that for the purpose of endeavoring to restore the condition of former friend ship and harmony. that had existed be tween Mr. Lauterbach and the firm of Kuhn, Loeb "& Co., and Mr. Schiff. I did. using .the names of other per sons .have a number1 of .conversations over the teleobone with men . con nected with . the . Union Pacific com- i pany." ' . ' Testimony Given by Lamar. Lamar, when he first took the stand this morning, admitted he. was the man . mentioned In the testimony of Robert S. Lovett as having called wan street financiers on the telephone and impersonated congressmen. -He then gave a history of his al leged deallngB with financiers and rail road magnates. In 1897, he said, the late Russell iSae authorized -him to proceed -to compel the Union Pacific to pay the. government $58,000,000 In bonds owing it. Lamar, with benator Foraker, came to Washington and con ferred. with President McKInley. "We were charged with being a pair of conscienceless . blackmailers,".'. La mar said, "but that had no effect on us." When Sage retired from business in 1901, on Sage's recommendation, Lamar said, he became associated with James R. Keene. Lamar said he warned Keene, when the latter was buying Union Pacific Btock, that the railroad would ruin him to get re venge for Lamar's previous activity. He detailed how, when Keene and his associates had $43,000,000 in Union Pa cific, he took steps to enjoin the voting of certain stock so that E. H. Harri man would be compelled to buy Keene's stock at a high figure. With Keene's approval he retained Lauterbach's law firm and paid $25,000. Lauterbach and Lamar came to Washington, paid Foraker a fee, and engaged him. When the Injunction was finally de cided against Keene Union Pacific went down and Keene and his friends lost most of their fortunes. , Tells of Phone Talks. "As the result of the panic of 1907," said Lamar, "Harriman, Kuhn, Loeb & Co., the National City bank, and Morgan & Co. became bound together as with an iron band." "For the purpose of doing my friend, Lauterbach, a service," he said, "and to restore him to his former friendly relation with Kuhn, Loeb & Co., Jacob Schiff and the Union Pacific officials, and others, did have conversations with Union Pacific officials, and in those conversations I did use the names of other persons. But there was no suggestion of a fee to Mr. Lauter bach. On the strength of these tele phone messages Mr. Lovett came here and charged that Edward Lauterbach had tred to blackmail him." The - Lauterbach incident, added, "paled into insignificance," compared with an $82,000,000 forgery which he alleged r was- committed on the Union Pacific books in 1901. . " , "I don't know who did it," said La mar, "the chairman or the board or the office boy, but I do know this $82, 000,000 was the fulcrum .which enabled Harriman and Kuhn, Loeb & Co. to gain control of these corporations." Tells Story of "Forgery." He described a double entry, of $82. 000,000 representing securities the Union Pacific assumed in taking over the Oregon Short Line and the Ore gon Railway and Navigation company. The items, . he said, were carried in the "consolidated balance sheet" of the Union Pacific June 30, 1900, but between that time and June 30, 1901, he alleged, some one had. erased the $82,000,000 Item from one side of the ledger, leaving it as a credit balance onthe other side. "They took all the securities of the Oregon Short Line and the Oregon Railway and Navigation," he eaid, "and used them as security for an is sue r onds. They got that money and Ufc.l it to finance the deal for the Northern Pacific and Great Northern transactions and the flotation of Great Northern Ore properties, which they sold out at an enormous profit." ' Later, Lamar alleged, the principals in the transaction went to Kuhn, Loeb & Co. and secretly got nearly $200, 000,000, which he believed was for their own use. . Denial Made by Cravath. Immediately after Lamar -. had fin ished this phase of the story, Paul D. Cravath of counsel for the Union Pa cific railroad put in this reply: "In view of the statement regard ing the account of the Union Pacific Railroad company which David Lamar has gone out of nis way to make be-' fore this committee, and, inasmuch as persons not familiar With David La mar's character, who rnay read this statement in the newspapers, may be misled thereby, I deem it my duty to make the following statement for the records' of the committee: "For several days - persons con nected with the Union, Pacific Rail road - company nave beet: - in-. formed that an effort was being made to circulate and secure publication of a prepared story about an - alleged falsification of "the accounts of the union -Pacific company involving $70,000,000 or 180,000,000 of its sur- PIub. . . i; .We were informed, . in substance, tnat this, story was so palpably false and scandalous and so plainly offered ior an improper purpose, that the newspapers would not publish it In formation then came that the.6torv would soon be made public in such a way that the newspapers would have to publish it. (lt now appears that the medium for the publication -of this story wa9 to be this man Dayid Lamar, who has conressed himself to be the most un wuBcionaoie or -. liars of modern times." , - - ------ - teRMlONAL (By E. O. SELLERS, Director of Evening Department, The Moody Bible Institute Chicago.) LESSON FOR JULY 13 MOSES PREPARES FOR HIS WORK. LESSON TEXT Ex. 2:11-25. GOLDEN TEXT "Blessed are th meek; for tLey shall inherit the earth." Matt 5:5 Meekness does not imply any lack of aggressiveness; it does not imply a mildness of temper. Moses, we judge from a study of this chapter," was not as yet "meeK above all men." In last week's lesson we considered the birth, salvation, nursing and train inn of Moses as child. After Jochebed had nursed Moses (v. 9) he was re turned to Pharaoh's daughter and "be came her son," thereby obtaining all the rights, privileges and training of the Egyptian court. I. His Qualifications. (1) He had a godly parentage and an early godly training.- Do we appreciate the tre mendous advantage of the child who is well born and well trained? True, en vironment Is not all-sufficient, but it Itr a great asset. The psalmist empha sizes this when he exclaims "thou hast given me the heritage of them that fear thy name." Ps. 61:5. (2) Moses had a knowledge of the conditions. Born and nursed in - a slave's home he knew of the oppreB-: sion f Israel. Reared in Pharaoh's court, he knew how the Egyptians feared these same Israelites (Ch. 1:9. 10). Moses saw (v. 11) the burdens borne by those of his own race. Heart of Sympathy. (3) Moses had a heart of sympathy (r. 11). Seeing an Egyptian task master evilly entreating a kinsman Moses heart rebelled and at once be flew to his support and defence. Our Lord was "moved with compassion." A like righteous indignation impelled the Master to drfve the money changers from the tenxple and to de nounce the hypocritical Pharisees. Moses had not, however, learned self restraint, and that he should express his sympathy at the proper time and in the most effective manner. (4) Moses was brave and zealous, . 12. But he acted before God told him to act. He "looked this way and that," but he did not look upward. (5) Moses was educated. We have already seen how he was taught by hi own mother and that he received the training of the Egyptians, Acts 7:22. Being brave and mighty in deeds waa not enough; he was "mighty in words and deeds.". Thus he was prepared to stand before Phamoh (not the father of his deliverer, but another Pharaoh, r. 24), meet him on an equal footing, and intelligently combat his religion with, that of Jehovah. (6) Moses had assurance. True, he had not as yet received God's call (see Ch. 3) for particular work and his re liance upon force, his tit-for-tat policy was not God's method of working de liverance. But Moses was obedient, and as he obeyed, God honored each step of his faith. Moses' Mistake.' (7) Moses was meek, e. g., teach able. To us this was his greatest as set A man may be well born, well; trained and know the needs and the resources at his command, but if he lack a teachable spirit he is doomed to failure Moses ' made a mistake when he slew the Egyptian. At a later date when he had learned of God he. undertook the same task and no di-. Acuities daunted him. The change- from a prince's position at the court to one of an humble shepherd, a des-j pised calling, was as essential as had! been those 40 years at the Egyptian! schools. -. II. His error. Moses endeavored to work relief by the strength of his owni arm, a mistake many Christian work-j ers are constantly making. Our wars fare Is not . with carnal weapons. Moses had no warrant for killing thej Egyptian. He was ' not obeying any command other than that of impulse.! The life of -Moses, had been miracu-; lously spared, nor had he been sub-i Ject to slavery. Yet he did not know' God's method nor was it God's oppor-j tuna time to strike the blow for dellv-i erance. It is true that the sufferings of the Israelites Increased and that no' one seemed to heed their cry. But God: remembered. ' III. Hi pilgrimage. Some one has suggested that Moses entered another; Bchool of patience which would cause him. to exercise all of his meekness; when he married Zipporah, Ch. 4:20-26.-It Is true that his - father-in-law waa, more " generous and proved a better friend than his : daughter, Ch. 18:l-i 2T.: Moses gave evidence that he rec-' ognized Mb pilgrim character in the names he gave to his sons, v. 22 and Ch. 18:3, 4: The Christian needs con stantly to be reminded that he is but pilgrim and a stranger here below. IV. A summary.'. Again we have brpught before us God's wonderful method of breparing his chosen, instru ment for the carrying out of his prom-n Ises. Not all, of course, is recorded. A life Is saved and preserved. It receives i brief period of instruction at its most critical stage from the hands of Its own mother. He becomes proficient In all of the learning of a rich and; opulent court Then comes a tlme. when a definite crisis of responsibility,' i sense ot persons relation to the poor md oppressed of his own' blood, forcea aim to nake a choice. ; He is conn rinced o? hi own Incompetence.