Ihe English Statesman Suc
cumbed to Internal Paralysis.
■ n Hi* Death Passes the Greatest Eng
lishman of the Day—King Ed
ward Pays a Tribute to the
London, Aug. 24.—Lord Salisbury,
last of the great statesmen of the past
generation, is dead under the burdea
of bis advanced age.
Lord Salisbury had been ill sinco
early last winter, but his condition
was not regarded as serious until in
the beginning of the present month.
According to the medical journals he
.suffered from internal paralysis, which
•developed fiom the illness following
• he death of his wife in 1899. Not
withstanding his Illness, he had per
sisted in working until he was forced
to take to his bed.
In the death of Ix>rd Salisbury
passes the greatest Englishman of tho
day. Ten years ago halt the nation
>n!y would have asserted so much;
to-day all Britain recognizes him as
The newspapers Monday morning,
some of which appear with black bor
ders, devote the bulk of their space to
the last hours and career of the mar
quis of Salisbury. In their editorials
they pay warm tributes and express
deep admiration for the dead man,
recognizing that with him there
passes away the last of the groat Eng
lish statesman of the Vietroia era, as
well as the last of the brilliant group
■of European diplomats.
King Edward’s tribute re the de
ceased marquis of Salisbury was given
in the Court Circular Sunday night,
dated Matienbad, Sunday. It runs as
“The king has received with pro
found regret the news of the death of
^the marquis of Salisbury and his maj
esty deeply deplores the loss of so
great a statesman whose invaluable
services to Queen Victoria, to the king
and his country in the highest offices
of state which lie held for so many
years will ever dwell in the memory of
his fellow countrymen.”
Messages of condolence are pour
ing in at Hatfield house. The send
ers include King Edward and Queen
Alexandia. the queen of Portugal and
President Loubet. Touching refer
ences were made to the dead states
man in the pulpits of almost all the
churches in the United Kingdom.
There were many visitors to the vil
lage of Hatfield Sunday.
The parish church was c rowded Sun
day morning, the worshiper* includ
ing Premier Balfour, the earl an.l
countess of Selborne, the marquis'
sons and the membeis of h!a family
Lord William Cecil, the rector of the
church, officiated, but beyond choice
music 'and appropriate hymns the
service was of the usual character.
The senior curate in his sermon
paid a tribute to the deceased, spe
« dally dwelling on his private virtues
and his devotion to the church. In
the conclusion of the discourse the
whole congregation rose and remain
ed standing while the organist played
the Dead March In Saul. The funeral
has been provisionally fixed for the
end of this week to enable Lord Ed
ward Cecil, who Is on his way home
from Egypt, to assist.
) - W-l -Their Employes to Go Out on
Strike Monday Morning.
Chicago, Aug. 24.— in pursuance of
the declaration made Saturday that a
* strike would be called In all tne res
taurants room rolled by the Chicago
Restaurant Keeper*' assneiation and
i number of 'jthi rs the strike commit
tee of the Wafers’ union will at day
light Monday morning b“gln to call
»ut the thousand* of restaurant em
ploye* upon whom the tirongs of
business men in Chicago depend for
sustenance. At least lot) restaurants
in the down town and outlying dis
tricts will be visited by ]lio labor com
mittees and the leaders declare that
before night 9.000 persons will be idle.
The officials of the Itestaurant Keep
association pay that the impend
ing strike Is a direct violation of
agreements that have been signed by
the association and the unions and
that If the strike Is called the rcstau
runts will be kept open for business
with non union help.
Cruiser Pennsylvania Launched.
Philadelphia, Aug. 24.—The giant
armored cruiser Pennsylvania was
launc hed at the yards of the William
Cramp Ship and Engine Building Co.
Saturday. Misa Coral Quay, daughter
of Senator Quay, was the ship's spon
Gen. Chaffee in Portland, Me.
Portland, Me., Aug. 24.—MaJ. Gen.
Chaffee, who is to be the commander
for the army In the war maneuveia at
this port this wepk, arrived here Sun
day, With him were Gen. Barry. Capt.
Harper and Capt. Hamilton.
More Fighting at Adrtanople Resulted
Favorably to the Rebels.
Sofia. Aug. 24.—From Eastern Adri
anople comes reports of more fighting
winch so far appears to be resulting
chiefly in favor of the revolutionists.
Many villages have been burned and
tiieir inhabitants have taken refuge
across the Bulgarian frontier. After
a long fight at Stoioro the insurgents
defeated a detachment of Turkish
troops, which lost 20 killed and
At Chanagasko. near Surovicovo.
insurgents are reported to have anni
hilated an entire Turkish regimenL
At Bulankzczra. near Ornovoro. 75
revolutionists are credited with de
feating a Turkish battalion. The vil
lages of Andermis and Enrika. near
Vasiliko. have been burned to ashes.
The Turks have bombarded and de
stroyed the monastery of Constantine
near Losengrad. where 50 insurgents
had fortified themselves. The villages
of Bakdgik. Konakara. Evren, Dlngis
co and Brusheva. have all been burned
and their inhabitants have fled. The
large village of Drmnhegle, near Los
engrad, has been burned by Bashl Ba
zouks. The villages of Bueh. with 300
houses, and Rakoro, 200 houses, situ
ated in the vilayet of Monastir, have
also been burned by Turkish troops.
Two hundred women and children
from these villages are now begging in
the streets of Monastir.
The Turkish government has organ
ized a special court at Monastir to try
the captured insurgents. The tribunal
is composed of a Turkish president,
three other Turks, two Greeks and one
Albanian. It will partake of the char
acter of a criminal court and not of a
A FIGHT TO BE WAGED. '
Proposed Increased Assessments on
Older Members A. O U. W.
Buffalo, N. Y.. Aug. 24.—A vigorous
fiftht will be waged against the pro
posed increased assessments upon the
ohlers members of the Ancient Order
of United Workmen. A committee rep
resenting the protesting members will
report at a mass meeting to be held
here on September l. The committee
has also addressed a communication
to the National Fraternal Congress,
which meets in annual session in
Milwaukee on August 25. urging that
body to use its influence wit.i the kii
preme officers of the workmen to have
the recent enactment rescinded.
THE BLACK SEA SQUADRON.
It Has Been Recalled to Sebastopol By
the Russian Government.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 24—The Rus
sian Black Sen squadron, which was
ordered to Turkish waters and which
arrived at Iriada, Eastern European
Turkey. August 19 to support Russia’s
demands on the sultan, growing out of
the assassination of M. Ilostkowski,
Russian consul at Monastir, has been
recalled to Sebastopol, the squadron’s
point of departure. The recall fol
lowed a notification from the porte
that the sultan had ordered all the
Russian demands to be complied with.
SPECIAL TRAIN WRECKED.
Engineer and Fireman Were Killed
and Others Injured.
Little Falls, N. Y., Aug. 24.—A spe
cial train on the New York Central
carrying New York city newspape'.s.
was wrecked at Culf bridge in this
city Sunday. Engineer Robert Lilly
and Fireman Peter Conley, both of A1
bany. were killed, and employes of
the World and Sun, the Rochester
News Co. and American and Journal
were severely Injured. Conductor
Erhard and several other members of
the train’s crew were slightly injured
WRECK OF A CIRCUS TRAIN.
One Man Scalded to Death and Four
Others Severely Burned
Brunswick. Mo., Aug. 24.—One man
was scalded to death, four otheis were
severely burned by escaping steam
and six trick ponies were killed Sun
day in the wreck of a circus train.
Th» loromotive and a car contain
ink the tnen and ponies were demo*
ir.hed and the escaping steam scalded
five men who were asleep in bunks
over the ponies
A Sympathetic Strike.
New York. Aug. 24.—At the close
of a stormy session of the Centra.
Fedetal union Sunday it was voted to
stand by the Marine Machinists' union
in the strike for an increase in wages
This was taken to mean that a sympn
thetic strike, tying up all the ship
yards in New York and vicinity, may
be ordered this week.
The Hanna Mine Explosion.
Rawlins, Wyo., Aug. 24.—The Union
Paciflr Co. has made a settlement
with the estates of 41 miners who lost
their lives in the Hanna mine explo
sion of June 2o. The sum of $XOO
will be paid to each widow and $50 to
each child and $45 for each single
Washington. Aug. 24.—Saturday’s
statement of the treasury balance in
the general fund, exclusive of the
$160,000,000 gold reserve In the divis
ion of redemption, shows: Available
cash balance, $22$.202,003; gold, $101,
Will Try to Float the Loan.
Honolulu. Aug. 24.—Oov. Dole and
other territorial officers have decided
to try to float the $2,000,000 loan au
thorized by the last legislature. It is
thought that the local banks will take
the entire issue.
PLEASURE BOAT SUNK.
Thirty Persons Were Thrown
Into the Water.
Several Men Became Wild From the
Excitement and Made Attempts
to Throw Women and Chil
dren From the Vessel.
Indianapolis, Ind.. Aug. 24.—Amid
scenes of panic in which terror strick
en men lost their heads and sought to
throw women and children overboard,
tie pleasure steamer Indiana went to
the bottom of the Indianapolis Water
Co.'s canal at Fairview Park Sunday
evening at 7 o'clock.
The park officials think nobody was
drowned, but J. N. Oliphant. of Indian
a]>olis. and P. K. Betts. of Anderson,
Ind., who v.ere passengers, say that
they saw a woman and baby sink to
the bottom. They did not see them
»oine to the surface again and feel
sure they were drowned.
About fifty people were on board
when the vessel sank, about three
quarters of a mile above its starting
Point in the canal, which Is about elgat
miles long and runs from Indianapolis
to Broad Hippie Park. The canal is
narrow and from ten to fifteen feet
deep in the middle. It is not yet cer
tain what sent the steamer to the bot
Defective machinery, overloading on
one side and leaks are blamed by dif
Skiffs on the canal aided in the
work of rescue of fainting women and
children. Mr. Hates, who says ho
saw the woman and baby drown, saved
his wife as she sank the third time.
She weighs over 20n pounds.
Thirty people were thrown Into the
water when the boat snnk. Several of
the male passengers did heroic work
in getting them to shore. They were
aided by the ship’s crow. Much addl
tional excitement was caused by sev
eral men on the boat who became
panic-stricken and tried to throw
women and children into the water.
Search is being made to see if any
bodies are at the bottom of the <anal.
McKeesport. Pa.. Aug. 24.—The An
nle Roberts, an excursion boat carry
ing 1.500 passengers, sunk at the foot
of Market street here Sunday night,
but no one was drowned. The bunt
had been up the river with the An
cient Order of Hibernians No. 7 and
their guests from Pittsburg on their
Vesuvius Takes on a Fresh Period of
Naptes, Aug. 24.—Tlie prediction of
Prof. Kmil. of Munich, has been ful
filled ns Vesuvius Saturday night had
a fresh period of activity. Frequen*
explosions were heard and stones
were thrown to a heignt of f>00 feel
above the crater, while at the same
time a slight earthquake was felt.
The stream of lava has again begun
flowing in the direction of Pompeii,
although Its progress is slow. The
volcanic eruption was dwindling Sun
Canadian Government Determined to
Pu* a Stoy to It.
Ottawa. Ont., Aug. 24.—The depart
ment of marine and fisheries Is deter
mined to put an end to illegal fishing
in the grpaf lakes. It is not the inten
tion of the government, however, to
erforce the law’ with seven-pounders,
as has been intimated in some quar
ters. since t ir Petrel-Silver Spray In
cident. occurred. It is the opinion in
official circles that, the desired end
can be attained without resorting to
harsh measures, which might lead to
Will Make Observations of Climate,
Geology and Natural Resources.
Halifax. N. 8., Aug 24.— To prevent
another Alaskan boundary controversy
and to make observations of the cli
mate. geology and natural resources
of both land and sea of the northern
regions of Canada an expedition sent
out by the Dominion government sail
ed from Halifax Sunday on the steam
er Neptune for Hudson bay The ex
pedition will report on the alleged ex
tensive poaching operations car: led
on In t tat great sea by the Americans.
A REMARKABLE CASE.
Sprouting Pea* in a Child's Stomach
Causes Its Death.
Creator, la.. Am?. 24.—Sprouting
peas in the stomach of a 7-yearold
daughter of John Ponte, a tail road
conductor, Sunday caused her death
She was taken sick ten days ago and
doctors said she was suffering from
dysentery. An autopsy revealed the
fart that the child had swallowed
peas whole, that they had sprouted
and were growing in her stomach.
Rasel. Switzerland, Aug. 24.—The
sixth Zionist congress opened here
Snday under the presidency of Dr.
Theodore Hersel, of Vienna. Five
hundred delegates from all parts of
the world, including the United States
and Canada attended.
Garibaldi’s Son is Dead.
Rome, Aug. 24—Menottle Garibaldi,
eldest son of the Italian patriot. Is
dead. He had been suffering from a
liver complaint, complicated by dys
enterv and due to balaria. Funeral
1 will occur Tuesday.
THE CUP DEFENDER.
Th* Reliance Outfooted and Out
pointed t)ie Shamrock.
Now York. Auk. 21.—Ore ot tho big
gost cro\v«|.-« of sightseers and yachts
men that ever sailed down Sandy
Hook to wit no 8 ait attempt of a for
eign cup hunter to wrest tront Amer
ica tic yachting supremacy of the
world, returned to New York Thurs
day disappoints* I because the sea had
i cl used a field of conthat to the racers,
hut nevertheless, jubilant In tho con
viction that Sir Thomas Upton's latest
challenger, like the two Shamrocks
which had preceded her. was doomed
to return to England empty handed.
Of course the race Thursday was not
absolutely conclusive owing to the
lig’it and shifting character of the
airs, but in a 15-tuile heat to wind
ward. a portion of which was sailed
in a driving rain, the cup defender,
Reliance, showed its heels to Sham
RELIANCE ON HER TRIAL SPIN.
rork III. In commanding style, and In
weather conditions which were sup
posed to he to the particular liking of
During the last two hours of the
race Reliance steadily increased Its
lead, rounding the turn a mile ahead
of Shamrock. Heading l»ack for home
close hauled. Reliance had Just reach
ed Shamrock, still outward bound,
when, it being apparent that the race
could not be finished in the time al
lowancc. the regatta committee boat,
at R:4f> fired the signal which declared
fhe race ofT Under the rules the first
race, lf» miles to leeward or windward
and return, is row postponed until
New York, Aug. 24.— In the Interna
tional yacht race Saturday afternoon
between the American yacht Reliance
and the British boat Shamrock III.,
the former beat the cup challenger
WIFE OF A DESTITUTE STRIKER,
She Attempted to Kill Herself and
Her Focr Children.
Philadelphia. Ang 24.—Two chi!
dren are dead from Inhaling Illumi
nating gas. They are Clara and Ber
tha Iloder. Their mother and two oth
er children are in i dangerous con
dition. Mrs. Roaer s«'ld she had at
tempted to murder her children and
She said that her husband, who Is
a textile striker, was without money,
and that the family, who were without
food, would have been forced to va
cate their home Saturday.
REACHED NEW YORK.
The Battleship Massachusetts Will Go
in Dry Do^k.
Now York. Aug. 24.—The United
State* battleship Massachusetts whlrh
was considerably damaged on August
12 by striking on a ledge of rocks dur
ing n fog while off the Maine cos.-it,
reached New York harbor Sunday
night. She was convoyed by the bat
tleship Indiana and the navy tug !’<•
tomac. The Massachusetts will go in
dry dork at the New York navy yard.
Brooklyn, for repairs.
CONVICT JOSEPH MURPHY.
One of the Men Who Escaoed From
Folsom Prison Captured.
Rr-no. Npv , Aue 24.—Convict Jo
Reph Murphy, who esc ape I from Fol
Rom prison, was captured here Sunday
night. Convict Frank Miller was with
Murphy at the time, hut Jumped off
the side wall, into the willows. Sev
era I shots vero fired at him hut he
escaped in the darkness. A large
posse Is on the frail of Miller and his
capture is expected at any moment.
Charles Carroll Bonney Dead.
Chicago. Aug. 24.—Charles Carroll
Bonnev. who was president of the
World's Congresses of the Columbian
exposition, died here Sunday of pa
ralysis after an illness of three years.
Roundhouse and Snope Burned.
Beaumont. Tex., Aug. 24.—The
roundhouse and machine shops of the
J-anfa Fe railroad in this city burned
Sunday night. Five engines and $20.
Ortf) worth of maehinery were totally
destroyed, the IRss being estimated at
Kills Three Men.
Toronto, Aug. 24.—The packing
.house of the Ontario Powder Co.
Tweed, Ont.. was blown up and three
men were killed. The explosion broke
many plate glass windows la the towrv
and injured buildings.
| STATE NEWS ITEMS. |
Cipt. George \V. Rowley. of Mason
county, traveling salesman for the Buf
lalo t\V. Va.) Milling Co.. dkM sudden
ly *n SI- Albans from acute indiges
tlon. brought on by eating cantaloupe.
Ills home was in Leon.
1 housands of rock bass, black bass
and trout, with which Decker's creek
was stocked three years ago, have
boou killed by sulphur water drained
from a coal mine into the creek, near
Morgantown. The creek is the only
source of drainage and Is tilled with
"Aunt" Mnry Haylton. aged 98 yean,
the oldest woman in Southern West
Virginia, died on the Dickenson Wise
border line. She was the mother of
-«» children, and had many descend
ants over the mountains.
The strike of the miners at the
Klngwood Coul Co.'s mine at Howes
vllle hns been settled amd the men
have resumed work. Three miners
had some misunderstanding with the
storekeeper and were discharged,
which called for the strike In sym
The Ornsselli Chemical Co., the $10.
000.000 chemical and rug manufactur
ing concern, with headquarters in
Cleveland, O.. commenced the ereetlou
of a branch factory at Clarksburg.
Ed Angus, a prisoner, while being
conveyed to prison, leaped from a
train running at the rate of 40 miles
an hour and made his escape at Mont
Miss Ethel Reynolds and Mr. I*. D.
Arnett were married ut Morgantown.
The bride Is the daughter of Prof. 1*.
B. Reynolds, of the state university.
The groom Is a teacher In the Wiscon
sin normal school in Oshkosh.
George Ory. aged 10, was drowned
while playing on a log raft at Park
ersburg. Two small boyH saw him
drown, but one was afraid to tell and
the other told and was not believed.
His body was found.
wish Louanna Cain, charged with
shooti n g Mrs. Perloy Reach, was ells
ralsacd at Parkersburg on the ground
of self-defense. Mrs. Reach says she
will sue for divorce.
M F. Murphy, a freight conductor on
the Ravenswood, Spencer & (Renville
division of the Baltimore & Ohio road,
fell between two cars at Crow Sum
mit and was killed. Ills home was at
Morris Campbell and- Thomas Ar
thur, brothers-in-law, fought over some
trivial matters at St. Alhaus. Camp
bell struck Arthur on the Jnw with his
fist, knocking him down, and in fall
Ing Arthur’s head struck a stone, caus
Ing concussion, from which ho died.
I.eslle Coleman, a minor prisoner,
with a Imll and chain attached, In
some wny managed to escape with
the hall and chain at Montgomery.
Cater the hall and chain mine hack
by express, with a card reading. "With
the rompllments of Leslie Coleman."
C. W. Ilcdrlck. of Lonora, was car
ried IS miles to Hinton on a stretcher
by nine of his friends, who took him
to a hospital for an operation. HI*
wife, 16 years old, accompanied him on
foot, ministering to him on the way.
Charles H. Williams, of Lynchburg
Va.. filed suit in the United States
court at Parkersburg against John B
Hart and others of Clarksburg for
$500,000 damages. Hart sold 14,000
acres of timber land, a railroad, saw
mill and other property In Upshur and
adjoining counties to Williams for
$250,000. Williams claims he sold the
property to the Randolph Coal and
Lumber Co. for $1,000,000, but t rat
the title was found defective. The
Randolph Coal and Lumber Co. re
fused to pay. Hart brought suit and
Williams claims ho will lose $500,000
profit ho would have made had the
title* been good.
A charter was Issued at Charleston
to the Huntington l,nwr«nre Oil Co.,
of Huntington. to operate for oil and
gas; capital stock, $f>0.000; Incorpora
tora: C. H. Hall. P.octorsville. o.: C.
F. Cole, \V. O. Walton. I»on C. Huh
acll and Frank B. Knalow, of Hunting
A car on flic Pan-llandlc Traction
line near Wheeling while running at
full ap®cd, struck a row and broke tty
leg. The nnlrnal wan ao badly Injured
that It had to be allot. While the crew
were getting the animal off the track
the farmer who owned tin- row came
tip with a big knife and a black jack
Conductor D. Murray unstained a knif**
wound in the nrm and Motortnan Tay
lor waa hit on the head with the black
Jack. A citizen of Hrrtoke county wnj
badly beaten during the light At
lengtli the m»-n cleared the track and
started toward Wheeling The aftn'k
ing party tirew atone* and smashed
nearly all the windows In the far. No
one was hit by the rocks.
Auditor Arnold C. Schorr said the
other night regarding the gubernato
rial boom launched In his favor: “I
am not a candidate for governor. Ah
to whether 1 would accept the noml
nation at the hands of my party, that
la another question. The governorship
of West Virginia Is an honor that no
man would refuse. hut I still cling to
the aame old-fashioned Idea that, the
office shon'd seek the man."
Chemical Worka Damaged By Fire.
Camden, N. .1., Aug. 21.—The plant
of the Chemical Co. General of the
United States was damaged by Are
Thursday night to the extent of |’2S.
000. Five buildings were destroyed.
The Are was caused by spontaneous
John Mohr Dead.
Chicago. Aug. 21.—John Mohr, the
well-known holler manufacturer, died
Thursday. He was born In Germany
In 182fi and came to America in 1812, i
1 arriving in Chicago In 1848.
•hr rdl I II lilt lllra raar do do do od o
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL.
**••*•■ th» iBUraalUMl goyf
*•» Awgwst SO, 1M3-D«tM
<1 Sam . :<:3 li 11-*.)
E. And David aroit. «m] came to Iht plait
where Saul had pitched: and David hehel*
Ih* place where 8aul lay. and Abner tbo
•on of Ner, the captain of hla host; and
Saul lay In the trench, and the peoplm
pitched round about him.
E Then answered David and said tm
Ahlmelech the Hlttlte, and to Ablshal tha
•on of Zerutah. brother to Joab. saying.
Who will go down with me to Saul to tha
camp? And Ablshal said, I will go dowm
7. So David and Ablshnl came to the pes>
pie b> night; and, behold. Saul lay sleeplns
within the trench, and hla spear stuck lm
the around at his bolster; but Abner and
the people lay round about hint.
• Then said Ablshal to David. Qod hath
delivered thine enemy Into thine hand thla
day; now therefore let me smite him, I
pray thee, with the spear even to tha earth
at once, and 1 will not .mite him tha sec
9. And David suld to AbUhai, Destroy
him not; for who can strttch forth his hand
Msnlnst the Lord's anointed, and be guilt
10. David said furthermore. As tha Lor4
w*i * the Lord shall smite him; or hla day.
shall come to dta, or ha shall descend Into
battle and perish.
11. Tha Lord forbid that I should stretch
forth mine hand against t he Lord’s anoint
ed; but I pray thee, take thou now tha
spear that Is at his bolster, and tha crusa
of water, and let us go.
1L Ho David took the spenr and the crusa
of water from Saul's bolster; and they gat
them away, and no inun saw It, nor knew
It, ii* It h» r a* ukt’d; for thry w<*re all unitep;
because a deep sleep from the Lord wu
fallen upon them.
a a a
^ Then said Saul, I have sinned; return.
m> son David; lor I will no more do thee
harm, because m> soul was precious In
thine eye* this day; h« hold, I have played
the fool, and have erred exceedingly.
Zl. And David answered and said, Hehold
the kina's spear! and let one of the young
men come over atul fetch It.
*3. The Lord render to every man hla
righteousness and his faithfulness; for the
Lord delivered thee Into my hand to-day,
hut I would not stretch forth mine hand
against the Lord's anointed.
And, behold, ns thy life was much
set by this day In min- eyes, so let my Ilfs
be much set by in the «> es of the Lord,
tnd let lllm deliver me out of the tribula
£*< Then Saul suld to David, Blessed bo
thou, my son David; thou shalt both do
Kt*at things, and also shalt still prevail.
Hu David wi nt on his way, ami Haul re
lurmd to his place.
UUI.UKN Ti:\'r,-Lnvr your earn,lea.
<lo itnutl In ibtm nhlrb hale ,ua_
OITTUNK OF SCRIPTURE SECTION
D»Vld an rxll*.. Ham ,21-«.
Haul * pursuit of David.I Hum , 23-H.
David aparltiK Haul.I Hum .1*5:8-14
David's appeal to Saul.1 Ham.. 28:13-20.
Haul's repentance.1 Sam., 28:21-1&!
TIMK. —Probably about UlCO B. C.
PLACE.—Oath and Kelbih. t
David, the popular hero, in an exile,
Not u man in jP Isruel Is so baloved,
yet lie line to leave his wife and
home, and become .an outlaw. The
jealous hatred of King Saul is ir*
reconcilable, and Jonathan, his best
friend, advises him to give up all
hope of returning to eourt. Whither
shall he fire? Not to Hamah or to
ilethlehein. He would t|ulekly be
traced to either place, and neither
Jesve nor Samuel could protect him
long. So he turns his steps south*
westward, toward the land of his bit*
Saul's anger was not appeased by
David's departure from eourt. Ho
now avowedly seeks Ills'life. Hearing
of David’s exploit, of reselling tha
city of Keilah from the Philistlues.
Haul pursues him there with tha
royal army; lint David and his littla
band elude him. Then the enraged
king limits David for many months,
through the wildernesses of Ziph,
-Mion and Kn-grdi, but is unable to
rapture him, though onee the king
himself fails n prisoner to Dnvid in
the rave of Kn-gedi, and David with
surprising graciouanesa allows him to
Informed by the Ziphitrn of Dav
id’* whereabouts, Saul cornea with an
army of 3,000 men and encamp*
at Ilnchilnh. “Abner the ion of
Ner: Saul * uncle (nett 14:50).
“Within the place of the wagons:**
Not "trench" hh in tin* old version,
but referring to the wagon* and bag
gage which formed a barricade about
the camp. “Who will go:” It wu»
and In customary to ask for volun
teer* for Hpeeiully hn/nrdouii service.
“Abishnl:” Son of Zeruinh, David'*
sister, and one of David's most gal
lant adherents. Entering tiie ene
my's camp at night was a perlloua
ndventure. but David had nerved long
enough under Snul to know him pret
ty well. He had placed no pic kets on
guard. “His spear ... at hia
head:” Not “bolster" as in the old
version, but lifernlly “the plare
where Id* head is.” Even to-day in
Arab camps, the -heik's spear is thus
placed. “Jehovah's anointed:” Tha
origin of the troublesome doctrine:
“The divine right of kings” to gov
ern vv rong. "David took the spear:**
Perhaps the very weapon that Saul
in Ills madness had hurled at him.
David, by his merciful treatment of
his enemy, conquered him. lie over
enme evil with good. Apparently
Saul'- feeling toward him changed.
Vet the astute David trusted him
not There was a ring of falxenes*
in his verbose confession of foolish
sinfulness, which warned David to
keep out of his reach. .So, in spite of
Saul's profession of good-will to his
“son David." each went his own way,
distrusting the other.
Shot nil Shell.
Actual liberty centers in essential
Subtle temptations need swift re
Ifesteii oft takes in what earth casts
It takes s great man to comprehend
When Christ is the alphabet life be
comes God’s literature.
A truly great name was never
bought at the price of a good one.
The wind of words will not carry tha
| flying machine of pride over th« walla
of repeot«uce.--JUm'i lioru.
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