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BETHEL OUR SERMON STORY by the “Highway and Byway" Preacher. (A Virion Between the Lines of Cod s Inspired Word.) (Copyright. IMS. •>» J. M. Edwn.) Scripture Authority:—“And Abiam went up out of Egypt, he and his wife and Ail that he had. and Lot with him. Into the aouih. And Abram «ao very rich In cattle, in silver and in gold. And he went on his Journeys from tire south even to Bethel unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning between Bethel and At. unto the pla. <• of the altar, which he had made il.'Te at the tit-'t; and there Abram calied on the t.-iir.e of the Lord "—Gen l2al-4 KRISTIAN in his pilgrimage to the Celestial city found ■ that there was no short cut to t h e right road when once he had gone into the by-roads that led away from truth and right. He was repeatedly obliged to retrace his steps to the point where he had made his drat misstep, ir order to get started right again. Famine drove Abraham down into Hgvpt. Unbelief perhaps was the guide which led him into that place of temptation and trial. Surely it was unbelief which made him fear in the presence of the strange and unknown Ling and people. It was unbelief which led him to seek escape from imagined or real dauger by refuge in a lie and it was unbelief which made him content to dwell in a laud to ! which God had not directed him. It is night. The stillness of the \ midnight hour Is only broken by the j lowing of cattle and the bleating of sheep as they feed in the adjaceut ; fields, and the occasional voice of a herdsman as he recalls a wandering sheep, or rounds tip his cattle. The little group of tents stands out clear against the blue background of the dis tant horizon, while the round-pointed apex of each points silently and faith fully upward towards the myriad stars that are Hashing forth their light. Th» flaps to the tent are drawn, with one ex ' ception, and the inmates, wrapped iu : their rugs, are fast asleep. Before the largest of the tents a man ! Is seen to be pacing back and forth. The size of the tent, its location, for it stands somewhat apart from the others, and the signs of its richneau and luxury, which may he detected even upon the outside, indicate that Its occupant and ow ner is the chief, and head of the tribe. A closer look at the figure moving to anil fro before the open tent reveals the rich texture of his robes, and it is not hard to guess that It Is the chief him self. With bowed head and uneasy, nerv out step he moves down to the end of the grassy slope and then back again. He stops as he approaches the door, re adjusts his blanket, drawing it more closely about him. for the night air is 1 cold, and then throws himself upon the rug in the tent entrance, and with a half moan, half despairing cry, he calls ‘Sarah! Sarah!” He knows she Is not within: he knows there will ronte no answering word to the cry of his heart, but he cannot re train from speaking the name. And then, as though unable to stand the si- ! lence, he springs again to his feet and begins anew his wearisome tramp. It is Abraham. A few months before he hail come into Egypt, seeking pastur age for his large flocks and herds. The rains had failed that year in Canaan and hearing that in Egypt in the well-wa tered district at the mouth of the Nile there was plentiful pasturage he had hurried thither. His coming had been heralded to the king and he had been received kindly All bad gone well. The country was pleasant, the flocks and herds thrived, and Abraham and those with him were settling down contentedly as though they had conic to slay. Canaan for the time was forgotten, and the call : and promises which had come from God to AWalmm at Haran had well-nigh passed from memory. But now all was changed. A great sorrow had come to Abraham. His beautiful wife Sarah had been taken into Pharaoh's harem, and it had come ! about in this way. The princes of the ! -ounfry had visited him often in their I desire to be friandlv. and had seen the fair woman whom Abraham introduced as his sister, in accordance with the j agreement between them as they left Canaan to go into Egypt, for Abraham feared he said she was his wife the jrinces of the land would covet her and kill him for her sake. But instead of the princes seeking her j hand in marriage, an offer which she j and Abraharn might safely have refused, I they told the king of the grace and beau- ; ty of the woman, and Pharaoh had nought her for his harem, a request which could not be denied. And so Sarah. In anguish of spirit. I but fearing to protest and reveal the truth, had meekly submitted, as they had attired her gorgeously and. with a splendid retinue sent by the king, had carried her with much rejoicing in | triumph to the palace. And there she I was now. while Abraham, crushed in spirit, and in great agony of mind and heart, was left desolate and alone. Oh, the horror and distress of those days which followed. No sleep at night ! to shut out the sorrow, no relief by day ! 10 assuage the grief. The darkness was made darker and the anguish cut deeper. ! because he realized that by his own wrongdoing, his own deliberately planned falsehood, he had brought the trouble about himself. The king showered gifts and atten I tloas apon hi a, mil of which h* lomthmd, but dared not refuse. Oh. what cowards sin makes of us mil. Day after day he had sent to inquire after the health of Sarah, and the messengers had brought back strange tales of troubles in the palace. The days of preparation for the great state wedding between Pharaoh and Sarah were Ailed with singular mishaps and annoying delays. The royal ap parel which had been prepared for the nuptials was found moth eaten and ruined, and the court drapers were taken suddenly ill and unable to make new garments. A strange malady seized many of the princes and attend ants of the court so that they were un able to appear before the king to re ceive his orders and carry out the elab orate plans. The bakers in the king's kitchens had for days been busy with meats, and pastries and confections and dishes of every description for the great banquet, and when everythin* was nearly ready and all that remained to be done was to bestow the finishing touches, they had found the great store of viands infested with little worms and the entire feast spoiled. And Pharaoh himself did not escape. A strange feverishness filled his veins He could not rest at night, for trou bled dreams disturbed his slumbers, aud he would awake in terror. On the night before the day set for the royal wedding the king had ar. unusually restless night, and towardt morning a most horrible dream had aroused him. He thought a great eye was looking out of Heaven at him and searching him through and through so that his every thought was laid bare, and every secret uncovered. He tried to get away from it. he tried to hide, but that eye was ever upon him. Then came a voice like a roll of deep thunder. It seemed to shake th& palace walls so that he expected to see it tumble in ruins about bis head, and then he heard the words: “Restore the man his wife.” Awaking with a start he summoned his attendants ami quickly dispatched a messenger for Abraham with the com mand that he should come at once to the palace. And in the early dawn the king’* servant had found hint pacing to and fro before his tent door. If it had been a trying night for the king it had been doubly so for Abraham, knowing ns lie did that the next day Sarah was to be come tlie wife of Pharaoh. How he had wrestled with himself and with God How he had repented of the misstep which had brought him down into Egypt and the falsehood which lie had told. Meanwhile the king had sent attend ants to bring Sarah into the royal pres ence. and fearful and trembling at the unusual proceeding and the unseemiv hour, she had obeyed. The days of anxiety and worry had left their tell tale marks upon her fair face, the dark lines under the eyes anti the sad droop about the mouth told the king at u glance that she was not happy. “Tell me,” he asked, sharply and ab ruptly, “are you Abraham’s wife? Speak not falsely tome!” And the king leaned forward to hear her answer The silence in the throneroom was tense and painful, as they waited for her to speak. With downcast eyes and trembling voice, which was scarcely audible, she whispered: I am. and then with a deep sigh as though of relief, she sank to tho pavement In a faint. The women at tendants bent over the prostrate form restoratives were applied and soon she was brought hack to consciousneso again. At that instant the doorkoejer an nounced the arrival of Abraham, and as he entered his wife rose to her feet and with marvelous composure awaited developments. What is this thst thou hast done unto me? ’ exclaimed the king, in a voice which audibly expressed the anger which he felt and which was reflected in his swarthy face. “Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife? Why saldst thou she is my sister, so that I took her to be my wife?” The king paused In his rapid fire of questions as though waiting for Abra ham to answer, but the latter only shamefacedly hung his head and be fore he could respond Pharaoh con tinued: ‘‘Behold thy wife!” At the words Abraham raised his eyes quickly, and looking in the direc tion the king was so dramatically point ing. he beheld Sarah, his wife. It was the first sight he had had of his loved one since she had been taken to the king’s palace, and almost before the king could say: Take her. and go thy way.” he had sprung to her side and clasped her within his strong arms, unmindful of court etiquette or the pres cnee of the king. As the princes and courtiers of the realm came to understand how their king had been deceived and embar rassed. and his dignity violated, there was great resentment against Abraham and Sarah, his wife, but Pharaoh gave charge concerning them and ordered that they be brought on their way with all their substance. And bo Abraham went up out of Kgypt. he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him. and he came unto Bethel. Ah. how good It Is to get back after wanderings in Bln! How blessed to feel that we have been restored to Clod's fellowship and favoi. At Bethel there wps the altar of sacrifice. there waj talking to Clod and revelation from Clod, and there was the fresh start on the road of obedience and faith. Back to Bethel then. oh. Christian! Back to the house of Clod, there to find the Chrlat. Clod's perfect sacrifice for sin. there to csll upon His name, there to receive new revelation of Him. and there to make the fresh start In the earthly pilgrimage through the Canaan of this life towards that better land aboe. Jesus Washing the Disciples’ Feet Sunday School Lesson lor Apr. 30.1*05 ! Specially Prepared forThia Paper 1.E8SON TEXT. -John 12:1-14. Mcn.orjr \ •■rsc's 12. 14. IV iid h“. of tie chapter ISOLDKN TEXT.—“By iu.oscncuiUD Bth»'r."—Gal. 5:19. TIME.—Thursday evening. PEACE.—An upper rocui in Jerusalem. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES. — The Warnings of Jesus against this Danger.— Matt. 20:25-28; 23:1-12: 18:1-6. Mark s w-Jl; 10:13-16: Duke 9:46-48; 14:9,9; Matt. 5:3. What Warnings Given to tie Early Church.—Rom. 11:30: 12:3.16; 1 Cor. 4:6.7; l’lill. 2:3; 1 I’et 5:5.6; Jas. 3:1; 1 John 2:16, 3 John 9; Rev. 3:17. The Example of Christ.— Isa 53.7; Zooh »:!»; Matt. 11:19; Duke 92:37; John 8:50; 13; 5-14. Phil 2:7. Comment and Suggestive Thought. V. 1. “Before the feast.” As the little company was grouped around the table to celebrate the Passover Feast. “His hour.” The time for bis tinai sufferings. “His own wljfeh were in the world.” Those loved and loving ones whom He was so soon to leave amid the trials and temptations of this world. "Unto the end " His love was not changed by their faults, nor by the apparent separation about to take place. He loved to the ut termost with a wise and faithful love. And it is so that He still loves. When ever we call upon Him for assistance it Is given with the same love that was shown unto His disciples at this part ing feast of the passover when He was about to drink of the cup that might not pass from Him. V. 2. "Being ended." While supper i was In progress. "Devil ... In heart.” j The devil originated the purpose, but Judas need not have let the devil’s sug gestion rest in his heart. V. 3. "All things into His hands." Je sus had power to save himself from the coming suffering. He was fully con scious of His power, yet laid it aside in order to save us; fully conscious of His dignity, yet performed the act belonging to the lowest servant. To be humble is not to think meanly of one s self. It is rather to have all thought of self cast out by the loving purpose to render to oth ers every possible service. God prom ises us, in the Old Testament, that "ho that exalteth himself shall be abased, and he that humbleth himself shall be exalteth.” It is a promise that we may see fulfilled every day if we but watch, and it is a promise that ever will be fulfilled. V 4. “Rlseth. laid aside, girded.” Ho arose from the table, laid aside Ills outer robe, drew up the inner tunic and fast ened It with a towel, used instead of a girdle. V. 5. "Poureth water,’’ ete. Water was poured from a ewer (pitcher) upon the feet, and caught in the basin. "Began to wash.” To cleanse and refresh lils disciples, to relieve their weariness. Je sus seems to have washed the feet of one or more of the disciples w hen he w as interrupted by the resistance of Peter. V. 6. "Dost thou wash my feet?” Peter feels that It is not fitting that He whom they call Master should perform a serv ant's task. A. «. Shalt know. Jesus would shortly explain what He meant to teach (\s. 12*17), and as, In future, they would receive more and more of Christ’s Spirit they would understand more fully. V. 8. "Thou shalt never wash my feet.’’ Peter old no' understand the spirit of Jesus to he that of loving service. “No part with me.” If Peter will not accept this, it will show that Jesus'spirit of humility and self-sacrificing love is lacking in his heart. One must he hum ble to accept from another that which he recognizes Is given at the other’s self sacrifice. \ . 9. Not my feet only.” Peter now understood that a spiritual significance was intended, and felt that his whole being needed to he cleansed. V. 10. “Is washed . . . wash his feet.” Two words in the original being here translated by the one word wash, ren ders this confused. The thought Is: One who has bathed needs, after a walk In the dusty street, only to wash his feet and his cleansing his complete. So when Jesus has once cleansed our hearts from sin. the Htain is gone forever, hut we make daily mistakes, hence need every I day to pray for His forgiving love to cleanse us anew. “Ye are clean, but not all." The apostles, all except Judas, were saved men. Their hearts truly loved Jesus. V. II. “Not all clean.” Judas had re sisted Jesus’ every effort to make him a good man. V 12. "Know ye?” If you want to un derstand what I mean, listen and I will explain. V 1.!.‘ Ye call me Master." The apos tles recognized Jesus’ superiority to themselves, and his authority to teach and direct them. V 1 I "Ye . .. one another's feet." All who follow me must show the same humble, self-sacrificing love toward one another. As we truly love another, we desire hie highest good, and. In seeking It. we lay aside all thought and care for selfish interests. We will wash anoth er s feet by doing everything in our power to better his condition of l>ody. mind and spirit. He is greatest who serves most. Truly blessed are they who learn from Jesus the secret of true liv ing and realize the power of an endless life of loving and giving. Practical Points. V. 1 The knowledge that our oppor tunity is short should stimulate us to do our u( most for others to-day.—Oal. 6:10. V 2 We have a strong enemy, hut One at hard stronger foenablp us to conquer him —Kph. 6:12. 13. V. 3 Unless we have the Spirit of Je sus. the Father's gifts may foster pride In our hearts.—2 Phron. 26:16. 16. V. 6. We are most Christ like when, like Jesus, we minister to others —Oal. 6:1.3. V. IV It is not enough to call Jenna "IJord;" we must heartily accept Him as ^hf (^uide of our lives.—Matt. 7:61. k -w CHLOROFORM HIM. BY ALL MEANS! J\'\*elrLiaM>crtoYicirtLt%\ . POINTS AGAINST REVISION. Facts Regarding a Protective Tariff Which A re Most Con vincing. A very interesting and highly valua ble contribution to the discussion of the question as to when the tariff should be revised is made through the columns of the American Economist by Francis Curtis, who evidently has given the mat ter earnest an.! careful study. As a re sult, sayH the Troy Times, wltut he says is educative in the highest sense, as it sets before the Anurican people facts which must be dispassionately and in telligently considered in order to arrive at impartial conclusions and (o be guid ed to prudent action. Mr. Curtis re views at length the causes and results of the various tariff euactments by the American congress, and his statement therefore have the force of indisputable truth, free from all merely acudeuilo dis cussion. To those who steadfastly advocate protection because of the conviction that thereby can the best interests of Ameri can industry be safeguarded it is most signiilcant that t lie nation started with a protective tariff, enacted In 1781# and ap proved by President Washington. That tariff was maintained unchanged until 1812, when to meet the needs arising from the war with (Ireat Hrltaln the rates were uniformly Increased 100 per -•ent., the higher duties to remain in force until one year after (lie conclusion of peace. This left the revised tariff of 1812 in force until February 17. 1816,. The return to lower rates was marked by disaster, and a period of great depres sion ensued. Mr. Curtis says: “Our present revisionists would do well to study with great care the conditions and the results of that period of history. For eight years we suffered as only a nation ran suffer when she buys her goods abroad and her own artisuns are idle and unproductive.” This calamitous condition of things continued until 1824. when a tariff law Intended to be highly protective was passed, ami of which President McKin ley, probably the broadest minded pro tectionist in recent public life, re marked: “The nation was quickened into new life, and the entire country under the tariff moved on to higher tri umphs in industrial progress, and to a higher and better destiny for all of its people.” That tariff was flirt her re vised in 1828 in the direction of in creased duties, and this because many of the foremost men in public life bad become convinced of the value of pro tection. Among them was included Daniel Webster, who from a free trader had developed into an ardent protec tionist. That period was also character ized by tin* manifestation of the hostile spirit In the south which found expres sion In nullification and later in open re sistance to federal power. rial prosperity of the country at iurg* have been Increased and continued sc long as that higher tariff itself contin ued. This, too, can be laid down ns a rule without an exception." These assertions are so sweeping and uncompromising that they may well challenge attention on the part of all who would acquaint themselves with the economic history of the country and the desirability or undesirability of tariff revision. They are sustained by such an array of testimony as to give them strong support. It will he well to take the evidence into consideration be fore deciding to tear down the solid fabric of protection which has given American industry prosperity auch as is enjoyed by no other nation. RELIGION OF REPUBLICANS. Protective Tariff Something for the Nation to Unite in Up holding. What are we unable to understand Is that among patriotic citizens there should be any difference of opinion. The protective tariff Idea should be a part of the national ]>olitieal religion and not a matter for hitter party ar raignment. In fact, says the Portland (Me.) Press, when in tariff revision the duty upon the product of any partlcu lar religion is threatened with reduc tion, such as tobacco and semi-tropi cal fruits, for instance, democrats of the regions where these products are raised come to congressional commit tees as fiercely combative for the high er tariff us the republicans, although In the following national campaign they are sure to he again heard shout ing for a tariff for revenue only and that “Protection Is robbery!” One stock argument of revisionists Is that manufacturers and other pro tected Interests sell to foreign buyers at a lower figure than to their domes tic patrons. When that happens it Is entirely exceptional, has no relation to the regular trade, and Is usually an ex pedient to get rid of a surplus or to keep mills in operation when there Is a lack of domestic orders, nnd tints af ford continuous work for employes. Such transactions have not the least hearing upon the great central ques tlon. CURRENT PRESS COMMENT. B'The chances are that Mr. Bryan will not be making so many compli mentary speeches In two or three years from now. Washington Star. tTThls Is truly a great country. The president gets ns many liouquets from the democrats of Texas as from the republicans of Kansu?.—Philadelphia Press. B ''Alton B. Parker spoke at a ban quet recently on “The Future of Dem ocracy.” It Is due to Mr. rarker to say that he did his best to make ft a cheerful future. Chicago Tribune. BrOne democratic paper in New York has given up 1908 and Is dlscusH ing 1912. This may he called borrow ing trouble In a case where the stock on hand is sufficient. St. fyuils Globe Democrat. B -'Those new silver dollars, differing only slightly from the old Issue, which Mexico Is going to mint, will. It Is hoped, now that the country Is on n gold basis, have a better standing In commercial society. — Indianapolis News. B-'Mexico likes Its new gold stand ard law so well that it Is wondering why It did not try it before. About everybody except Bryan has become convinced that gold Is the only safe and sane basis of a sound currency.— Troy Times. •'"If Mr. Bryan had been attending faithfully to business Instead of gad ding al»out the country with a lee*ure on the value of ideals, he might hav» saved Mexico from the deadly blight of the gold standard —Chicago Tribune. Subsequent dealings with the tariff are carefully but succinctly treated by Mr. Curtis, and he reaches conclusions which are Impressive. He shows that while there have been reasons for changes In our tariff laws unconnected with the wants of our labor and indus tries, such as the rpiestion of revenue, the main consideration has been whether or not we should have protec tion. On the revenue side the people have never been united. It has been claimed that low duties would bring arge receipts, hut as a matter of faet In actual operation the opposite has been the case. As to economic results. Mr. Curtis says: "The history of our tariff law's shows that in every instance tlnce the foundation of the government, where the existing tariff or any part of It has been reduced, there have followed disastrous consequences in all or a part of our Industries. There has not been a single exception, not one. On the other hand. It can be said that In erery In stance where the tariff has be«»n in crca' ed as a whole, or upon slngi*- '.nous Iriea. Uic.m Indus'r.i* and ibe cou-teer KhljKiwnrrs In the lake region are puzzled over the cause of the phe nomenal rise In the levels of the C'»reat Lakes In the last ten years. At the fame time fh*\' are asking whether the agency which has caused the rise will add still more to the depth of wa ter in the important lake channels In the future. This matter Is receiving the earnest attention of vessel owners because every foot of added draught for their ships means the addition of thousands of dollars lu their freight taming capacity. In Turkey the sultan Is the supreme landlord. If a tenant haa a dispute wltn his Immediate landlord he ran pay his rent to the sultan until the dispute Is settled, and In the mean while the tenant ran not he put out of the possession of hi* house or farm. Owners of the soil In Turkey are, therefore, always anxious to keep on good terms with their tenants; for when rent Is paid to the sultan It Is a matter of some difficulty snd danger for the rightful recipients of It to en force their claim to the money The six-year old daughter of John linker, n farmer ol t'lay hick, whs bunted to death. Her dress ignited ftoiti a brush tire. When Mrs. W illiam Sumpter return 'd from shopping in Weston she found tier father lying across the foot of the bed with his clothes on. Thinking him asleep, she left him lying, and did mu discover until next morning that he was dead. I'd Jackson, who killed N. Daniels, 'hotiff of Fayette county, was convict - od of murder hi the second degree. ^ motion for a new trial Is pending. Sheriff Daniels was killed at Mont gomery November hi last, while at tempting to attest Jackson. Merchants and property owners in itt*' vicinity of Montgomery, becoming I Tightened at the number of burglaries perpetrated in that section in the last two weeks, have begun to equip their stores with spring gnus and other bur glar traps. Kd Thompson. Wash Vance, Jr., and J«ibo Luster engaged in a friendly scuffle near Mounts schoolhouse, near Logan, which wound up in a fatal af fray. Thompson and Vance knocked Luster In the bead with a rock and fatally slabbed him in the breast. Thompson was arrested. Vance os raped. The tables were turned the other night. In the big Whitaker mill strike. Wheeling, when John Speiser. a strlk er. on picket duty, was terribly beaten by three non-union workmen. He was literally beaten to a pulp, and may die. He followed the non-union men from the mill ami notified snloonlsts not to sell them drinks. The trio turned on Speiser with blackjacks and assaulted him. Raymond Harris, a negro, attempted to hurglarl/.c the home of J. \V. Contes. Huntington, lit' got Into the room of tieorge Wallace, the prosecuting attor ney nl the county, and a desperate light ensued. Mr. Wallace proved too much for the burglar, and in the fight enme near heating the negro to death. Harris is in Jail. Snow lo the depth of two inches was on the ground at Huntington a few days ago, and lee formed on all small streams during the night. The weath er was the coldest known there for the season in many years, and all fruit is believed to have been killed. In the mountnins six inches of snow was re ported. W. H. Ilailey, general tnnnngcr of the Wbitakcr-CleSsner <*o.. Wheeling, w hose employes are on strike, the oth er night received a package at his home which he suspected lo contain an infernal machine, contributed by the strikers. He summoned the police and Investigation disclosed the pack age contained Luster eggs sent by a relative. Col. I). W. Kminons, founder of Hunt ington and one of the most prominent citizens of this Htnte, wan stricken with apoplexy while seated at tho breakfast table and died within a few minutes. He was 78 years old and had laid out Huntington after making the deal by which he and C. P. Huntington obtained the land upon which It is lo-' rated, lie was a prominent Mason and had been grand treasurer of that order for the state for 25 years. It develops that the other morning early four masked men broke Into the home of George Geoglinc, an old Ger man citizen living alone on the Bridge port pike, near Brookslde, tortured him and secured a tin box containing $5,500 in hank notes and gold and sil ver coin. Te old man had no confi dence in hanks and kept his Havings on his own premises. His housekeep er. a girl, whose home Is in Coshoe ton, ().. upon entering the room, was also seized and gagged. There are some suspicious circumstances and tho police are Investigating. The little town of ,Clendrnnln, 20 miles above Charleston, on Klk riv.T and the coal and coke railroad, was swept by a $120,000 blaze, which sim ply annihilated the business section. The fire was caused by robbers trying to blow the safe In the store of jfiun uel Hearinan. and once started mere was no way to stop It until It had burned itself out. The principal losers were Samuel Hearinan. $8,000; George Ort $3,000; O. J. Morrison. $16.000; Harris & Qwinn, $6,000; James Jack son. $16,000; John Samples. $12,000; Mike Hearinan, $8,0(8); R. Hays, $7.* 000; Green Drake. $3,000; Jas. Light, $880. Most of the losses were fairly well covered by Insurance. Sixty non-union men arriving at. thu Whitaker mills. Wheeling, over the Wabash from Pittsburg fought a bloody battle with 150 strikers. The fight began at the milt entrance. Stones, •♦•lubs, knives and pistols w'ero used. Fifty men were laid out willi hlofsly features and when the pistols began to come out It looked as if fn lallties would not be avoided. Till new men finally gained the cover of the mill and doctors were summoned. The sheriff was summoned and Is In command of all approaches to th„» mills. At a country "•grubbing." east of Clifton, some of the hoys loaded a pipe with powder and laid it on a log. Sain Hrldgeman. an old farmer, picked it. up and put it Into his mouth. When he applied a lighted match It went off. blowing out one of his eyes and burn ing the other. His face was burned black. 8ecietary lx>eb announced that dur ing his conversation with President Roosevelt at camp in Co’orado the ap* polntment of Frank H. Tyree as Unit ed States marshal for the Southern district of West Virginia had been de rided on effective next December.