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THE CAMP SIXTEENTH -Is U—d mi MUr Swiss A STMT Of TBE V1LMIHCSS JOUENET OF THE HESBEW PEOPLE Bf Am mmd Bn»M" PNwUr U'vpnitfht, IM. by lfc« author, W. 8 Cdaoa ) Scripture Authority: Numbers, •Chapter 14. 8ERMONETTE. Two things in this chapter command our attention. First, the tragedy of a lost opportun ity; and second, the presump tion and folly of attempting to force an entrance to a door which God has shut. As we read this chapter we stand amazed at the blindness and weakness of the children of Israel in the face of so great opportunity, but here d^ane not find exemplified failure that is all too common to-day in' the Christian expe rience? We sit in judgment upon the rebellious Hebrews and declare their conduct inex plicable ang inexcusable, even while we ourselves are refusing to go forward in faith and enter x 1 me great aoor ot opportunity which God has set before us. We see the giants of opposition and persecution, and the walled cities of difficulty and trial. We forget God’s power and God’s faithfulness, and- cry the giant* cannot be overcome, and the walled cities cannot be over thrown. We turn from the open door. Our opportunity is lost. Then comes the second chap ter In this sad recital. We awaken to a consciousness of the mistake we have made, of what we have lost, and regard less of the conscious lack of God's presence with us, yea, often in the face of his warning voice, we plunge forward, deter mined by our own will and ef fort to recover the lost oppor tunity, the lost blessing. Then comes disaster and defeat, and it is only as we in humility and repentance follow the Lord through the wilderness of discipline that we can ever hope to come again to the place of op portunity and blessing. The promised land of better things is always worth fighting for. It is true of spiritual as well as of temporal things that “there is a tide in the affairs of men (the soul) which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.” Soul within thee, is there a stirring for a better life. Which the voice of self is seeking to stifle? Is conscience saying: “Yield to God; follow him?” While self cries: “Let us choose another captain. Let us go back to the Egypt of the old life?’ Let faith triumph and lead you through the open door. Opportunity does not linger. To-day his word is one of invi tation; to-morrow it may be one of judgment. Faith is always able to ses ways of victory that unbelief is ready to declare are impractica ble and impossible. The wicked machinations of the ten spies could delay but not defeat God’s plan to give the land of Canaan to Israel, and so it is always that evil men can delay but not defeat the coming of God’s kingdom. It took 40 years to rid Israel of those who hindered her prog and It takes many a year sometimes for God to burn the dross out of the human heart so as to prepare it to enter his promised land. ,-^fHE STORY. SOMKTHINQ In the voice* Issuing from the tent caused Caleb to stop abort and listen. He had been wan rieiing through the camp, his heart burdened and troubled by the unhappy •Late of the people, for. deaf to the ■words of encouragement and cheer which he and Joshua arfd Moses had apoken, they had refused to believe aught but evil concerning the prom ised land. All night long the sound of weeping was heard and in discon solate tones the people talked togeth- I er, so that sleep came to fern-, save the I children. It is not strange that amidst this distress and commotion Caleb could not rest and at last he had wan dered forth aimlessly, going hither and thither through the camp, and everywhere he had gone the same dls ' tressing scenes and sounds had greet- j ed him. ‘How ran they look upon the dls-1 tant light from the Cloudy Pillar and fall to trust Hod?" he exclaimed, as bis eyes swept over the great sea of tents and at last rested upon the soft, j glowing light which hung like a thing of life in the heavens. He knew It , mar'.ted the place of entrance to the tabernacle court, and that Moses and Aaron were there, and he wondered If they, too, were spending a night of vigil and know of the mourning in the camp. As he thought thus the Impulse seized him to seek them out. "I will go and tell them what I have •em and beard,” ho exclaimed, as he turned and passed along the outer edge of the camp. * Perchance there may bo Home way by which we can encourage the pcoule.” At th a-, mom cm be was pasting one of fhe toots, a larger and mire ptn! teatlous one than moat of. those about —evidently belonging to cue of the ! chief men of the tribe—and the in tense high pitch of the voices within arrested his attention and he paused and listened. “We must act at once.** came the Intense, sullen voice of one. “for it is evident that Moses Is determined that we shall go forward, which, as ye have all heard from these our ^mMhrtfn who have been through the land, will mean certain death to us.” A deep silence followed this speech, whose boldness had evidently startled even those daring spirits who had gathered that night from eve.'y tribe to talk over the situation. “It would have been bettei if we had died in the wilderness,** at last wailed the voice of one. “But we didn’t.” came the sharp re tort of the first speaker, “and the question is, are we going forward to be destroyed by the people of the land?’* "No," came the response, at first feebly, and then louder and stronger. “Then what shall we do? It were better for us to retu»w to Egypt, for there at least we had lood to eat and none sought our lives to take them." “But Moses will not lead us back,' exclaimed some one. to which the firh\ speaker responded, quickly, savlug: “Let us choose another captain. an4 let us return to Egypt forthwith.” Caleb as he listened was first aston lshed, and then angry and then fright ened. Mischief was brewing In the camp. He must Inform Moses -at onco of this thing, and without stopping to hear what further was said, Caleb hin> ried on as fast as possible. Following Caleb's startling story a hasty conference of the leaders was held and it was concluded that they would go at once and trap the con spirators in their tent before they had had opportunity to get out amongst the people and spread the rebellion. They approached the place just as the morning light was beginning to break in the east. No sound cams from the tent and no one was in sight about the place. Cautiously they ap proached the entrance and. pushing aside the tent flap, they looked within. But it was empty. "They have gone to gather the peo ple,” exclaimed Caleb. The coming of Moses and Aaron with Caleb and Joshua startled the as sembly, but It was plain that the people w-ere determined In their course and were ready to £t&nd their ground. And while Moses talked with the leaders of the rebellion, chief among whom were the ten spies, the people took up the cry: “Let us choose another captain, who will lead us buck to Egypt.” And Moses and Aaron fell upon their faces to the ground, while Caleb and Joshua rent their garments and, rushing into the midst of the shout ing people, they cried: "Nay. nay. not Egypt! but the Prom ised Land! For the land'W’hich wn passed through is an exceeding good land. If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give It us. It is a land indeed that floweth with milk and honey. Only rebel not ye against the Lord, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us. Their defense is departed from them, and the Lord is with us. Fear them not.” But the words of Joshua and Caleb served only to excite the people the more and make them cry the louder: "Let us choose another captain and return to Egypt.” Again Joshua and Caleb sought to quiet the people, pointing to the pros trate forms of Moses and Aaron and crying: “God hath given yon a leader. Com mit not this great sin, for ye are re jecting God.” Then the people turned In a rage upon them and shouted that stones be brought to stone them. In quick re sponse the people turned with com mon Impulse and rushed towards a bit of stony ground lying at some dls out their wicked purpose. Realizing the peril of the situation and that not a moment must be lost, Caleb and Jushua rushed back to warn Moses and Aaron, who still lay prostrate in prayer. "Hear ye not the cry of the people? They go to bring stories with which to kill thee. Plee for your lives.” And Moses arose and calmlf faced the onrushlng mob. which by this time had turned and was bearing upon them with their hands uplifted. In which could be seen the great. Jagged rocks they had seized. On, on. they came, but still Moses stood and calm ly waited. None had noticed that the cloudy pillar, still glowing brightly In the gray of the early morning, had moved from Its accustomed place and was bearing down upon them. Still the infuriated people came on. filling the air with their mad cries. And still the cloud moved on. and Just as the mob came near enough to hurl their rocks and were Just upon the point of doing so. the cloud enveloped Moses and the rest, and a flash of light sped from ft and felled to the ground the ten spies, who were in the fore front of the onrushlng jieople. in terror the rest fed back and the arms that held the missiles droppeo weak and helpless to their sides, and then swift ly and quietly they departed to their tents, while Moses went Into the taber nacle. where Hod spoke his Judgment I against ihe people for their sin, de claring that t tey should wander in ' the wilderness 40 years and thai none who had murmured against the Isird rhould ever enter the promised land save Caleb txA Joabaa. Our Pattern Department A PRINCESS DRESSING SACQUE. Pattern No. 5666— A dainty llttk negligee, such as the one here pic tured. is a very useful possession, ami there are many ways of making it at tractive. 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In Mourning. “No. they are not going in society •ny more.” • "In mourning?” “Yes, you might rail It that.” “Who for?” “They have relatives living In Pitta burg.”—Houston Post. The Difterence. 8he—Ta there any difference b» tween a fort and a fortress? Her Husband -Well, I should think that a fortress would be harder to silence. •A SMALL TMlMtL" Do you bellero In progress?'. Do yog bolt eve tha. Jil the wonderful achieve ments of the nineteenth century—the railroad, the telegraph, the telephone, electric light, kerosene, sewing ma chine, agricultural machinery, steam ships. trolley cars, etc—have made life easier and better worth living? I do. I believe that a man who lives 40 years under modern conditions has esperienced more life and better life than Methusalem. though he had lived 20 centuries of his time. The triumphs of the nineteenth cen tury were triumphs of human service —the placing of knowledge and the fruits of knowledge within the reach of the common man. Every man's life is better, happier, more secure be cause of them. We live more comfort able. more sociable lives in better am' more comfortable houses because of them. Even the hopeless dweller in the worst city slums is more com fortable In hi9 physical conditions than the middle-class citizen of the days of George Washington. In little things as in great, comfort and convenience have been the legacy of the “Century of Improvement.” Paint, in a certain sense, ts a minor matter, yet it gives beauty, healthful ness and durability to our dwellings. Fifty years ago painting was a serious proposition, a luxury for the owners of stately mansions who could afford the expense of frequent renewals. To day ready mixed paint Is so cheap, so good, aud so universal that no house owner has an excuse for not keeping his property well painted. A small thing, indeed; yet several hundred large factories, employing thousands of chemists and skilled workmen, are running every day in the year to keep our houses fresh, clean and wholesome. A small thing, yet a can of good ready mixed paint, such as one may buy from any reputable dealer, em bodies the study of generations of skilled chemists, the toil of a thou sand workmen In mill, laboratory and factory, and the product of a long series of special machinery Invented and designed Just to make th^ can of paint and to furnish ua an infinite variety of tints, colors and shades. It was a wonderful century, that nineteenth of our era. and not the least of its wonderful gifts wur that same commonplace can of paint. _L. P. COAT OF PAINT 8AVED BANK. Clever Device Stopped Run That Would Have Been Diaastroua. Runs on banka, as all the world knows, are often stoppod or restricted In the oddest wayb. A rich bank knew that a run wai to act In on a certain Monday morn ing—for It bad been robbed of some postage stamps on Saturday night, and the robbery had been exaggerated In the newspaper reports—and If this run was not kept within reasonable limits the bank would have to close Its doors. It had plenty of money, but not plenty of cash. It needod 24 hours’ time. Before sunrise on Monday morning a man put a fresh coat of paint on the front doors of the bank, on the wall panels, and on the counters. The re sult was that the people who made the run on Monday made rather a walk of it. They wanted their money, but they rushed no one. On the con trary, they came on with caution and deliberation. So careful were they lest they get paint on their clothes that It took longer to pay off one of them than It would have taken or dinarily to pay five. This Is one of many odd tricks whereby, in a run, a bank has saved Itself from wreck. Evangelist* Torrey and Alexander are under engagement to conduct meetings next winter in the follow ing cities: Nashville, Omaha, Winni peg, Buffalo, Pittsburg and Montreal. White Diamond Found. A white diamond, weighing 149V4 karats, has been found by a digger at Karreepan, near Kimberley, who •old it for $14,4(6. LOOttC TEETH Made Sound by Eating Grfpe-Nuts. Proper food nourishes every part of the body, because Nature selects the different materials from the food we •at, to build bone, nerve, brain, mus cle, teeth, etc. All we need is to eat the right kind of food slowly, chewing it well—our , digestive organa take It up into the blood And the blood carries it all through the body, to every little nook and corner. If tome one would ask you, ‘Is Grape-Nuts good for loose teetn?" you'd probably say, “No, I dou't see how It could be.” But as woman In ' Ontario writ**: “For the past two years I have used Grape-Nuts Food with most excellent I results. It seems to take the place t of medicino in many ways, builds up ; the nerves and restores the health generally. “A little Orape-Nulg taken before re tiring soothes my nerves .and gives sound sleep.” (Because ltVdleve lr- . ritabillty of the stomach nerves, being j a prod I Rested food.) “Before I used Grape-Nuts my teeth j were loose in the gums. They were so bad I was afraid they would some day all fall out. Since 1 bare used Grape Nuts I have not been bothered any j more with loose teeth. “All desire for pastry has disappear ed and I have gained In health, weight and happiness since I began to use Grape Nuts.” Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Get the fa | mous llttn book, "The Road to Well tlllo.” In pkge. “There • a reasoa.” Tots Wearing False Curls LATEST IDEA FOR SMALL GlRL’S ADORNMENT. Natural Hair Matched with Braid* Warranted to “Stay Put”—Hard to Get Shade* That Ex actly Correspond. The hot. moist day* of summer do ▼eloped a new class of victims of the false hair habit. One of these was aeen the other day seated in front of a large mirror in a fashionable hair dressing establishment, patiently watching the selection of just the right shade of hair to mutch her own golden locks, says the New York Times. The clerk and a fond uiainmu were suiter intending the matching process, and the owner of the little golden head looked .Ured and sleepy. She was not over five or si* years old, which any one will admit is really a trifle too young to be vitally Interested in such a grown-up queBtiou as the matching of false hair. Investigation revealed the fact that such a youthful victim is not at all an unusual sight at fashionable hair dressers. The modem mamma does -a-a_- m.-m.__ not accept with folded hands and meek submission the fact that her darling's hair han a wilted appearance on s sticky day. Resignation Is one of the old-time virtues. Instead of accepting the fact gracefully the modern mother looks for a remedy, with the result that the |H>or child is dragged to the hairdresser's and has her natural hair matched to a couple of curia warrant ed to stay in a distinctly spiral out lino regardless of the humidity of the at mosphere. According to the testimony of thosa who know, many mothers are now purchasing false curls for their small children, aud many a topknot bow of bright hued ribbon conceals the divid ing line 'twlxt a little tot'a own hair and a couple of store curls. Those experienced in the business ol match ing hair say that It is almost impossi ble to get just the right shades to cor respond perfectly with the tints off childhood. They are very dlffereuff from the usual shades bought In Yalm hair, and matching a child's hair per fectly is considered the work of aa expert—so say the authorities In this branch of business. .a_-s-a -m IDEAS FOR THE HOSTESS. /_ Some Novel and Simple Ways for the Entertainment oi the Guests--Bird Contest--Pretty Table Decoration. A pretty scheme for an October 31st pnrty Is to cover a door entrance with jet black muslin, ornamented with gilt stars of paper. In this curtain, which must be stretched tight,* cut a round hole about the size of a sil ver dollar. In an unopened room produce thunder by rattling strips of sheet tin, and lightning by (lashing a dark lantern. Announce to the guests that the “oracle" will receive questions, and answer them by passing slips of pa per through the opening. A clover person behind the curtain can make this very Interesting. Picture fortune telling may be made another attractive feature. In a bas ket place a number of pictures cut from magazines and advertisements, let each guest draw a picture. Each picture is taken to the “fortune tell er.” who has a copy of what each picture is supposed to represent, for instance, a ship Illustrates that the holder will marry a naval officer or take a Journey to a foreign country. A small house, signifies x*lov6 In a cottage,” a diamond ring means an engagement, a tcai>ot or cat indi cates single blessedness, etc. It will readily be seen how fortunes can be made to suit any entertainment. In addition to the regular Hal lowe’en of nuts, apples, popcorn, ci der, etc., have individual pumpkin pies, baked in gem pans, doughnuts and coffee. A Bird Contest. The answers to these questions are all specimens of tho feathery tribe, and the programmes may be orna mented with pen-and ink or sepia drawings of birds. QUESTIONS. f.. A Jolly outdoor time? 2. What hunters sometimes do? 8. A quaint, old-fashioned name? 4. Used In decorations. B. From whom do you buy meat? 6. A color Quakers like? 7. An unsteady light? 8. Material for summer trouser*? 9. A stupid fellow? 10. A boy’s name? 11. What friend* do? 12. Never seen In summer? 13. An amusement for children? 14. What furmer* need In harvest? ANHWKRS. 1. A meadow lark. 2. Klkleer. 3. Phoebe. 4. Hunting. 6 butcher bird. 6 Dove. 7. Flickers. 8. Duck. 9. Booby. 10. Bob White. 11. Chat. 12. Snow. 13. Teeter. 14. Thrasher. A Table Decoration. A table decoration that elicited much favorable comment from the i guests waH the star flower in the cen ter of the table, the place cards were star-shaped, bearing aprpoprlale quo tations. such as: “Look; how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold.” .a “Who can count the star* of heaven. Who aing their Influence on this lower world.” "Silently, one by one. In the Infinite meadow* of heaven Blossoms the lovely star*, tho forget mo noid of the angdl*.” "Ye atArs, which are the poetry of heaven." The Ice* and rakes were both heart shaped, and the hostess wore a beau tiful jeweled star in her hair. . MAIlAMK MRRRT. BORDER: CR088-8TITCM. I A very pretty border this, worked •Mtlrely In crons stitch. It Is suitable for ornamenting various articles tuch as linen or canvas tablrrovers, t<#0cV covers, sideboard or diuncr-waggon cloths, etc., and may he worked with mercerised cotton, flax ttiread, or washing-silk as protect PROPER THING IN OLOVES. Winter Style le Not to Be UnMy Extravagant The woman who le fearfully antici pating the extravagance of the com In* winter made necessary by the pt»;;diesled runtlnuamo of the elbow glove r^ay take heart of grace when she retriflhpher* that there are to be two distinct atyta* of dross, equally fashionable. For ordinary street wear, shopping and all like non-social poses the tailored coat with a plain sleeve Is to be an much wont as ever. It la only for dress occasions and social festivities that the elbow sleeve will continue through the winter When a woman carries a muff, and possibly rides In a carriage this ab breviated style of sleeve is not non sensleal. Hut it would bo a very fool Ish woman who adopted it for morn ing or business wear. One dress costume with short sleeved jacket and long gloves will see the average woman through. For tb« rest, she can atilt be ndecimtety gowned in a long-sleeved coat arid the usual and less cost!) short stred glovea.