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THE CEREDO ADVANCE.
T. T. McDOUGAL, Publisher. CERBDO. - . WEST VIRGINIA. Cupidity and Commercialism. Some one down in West Virginia has plowed up a tomahawk which evi dently had been carried to that lo away back in the seventeen hundreds by savages who went there from other localities and oleaned out their aboriginal enemy. The point •f Interest in the matter is that the weapon was not of Indian origin, but was of steel, and of such finished workmanship that It came from Eng land, at that time the world’s center of steel working. It goes to prove that the red man. even In that early day, obtained much of his material from the white man. But this, re narks the Troy Times, Is not a spe cially surprising revelation. When was there a time when cupidity did not overcome occasionally the Im pulses of humanity? There Is more than a suspicion thnt many an Indian war In the wild went was made pos sible because unscrupulous white men supplied the warriors with rifles and ammunition. As to turning an honest penny out of the heathen, did not Massachusetts ship Medford rum In the same vessels that carried mis sionaries and Bibles to Africa, and do not British manufacturers turn out big Invoices of little pagan gods for the Hindoo market? The Art of Pleasing. Somebody said It is better to bo beautiful than to be good. But it is certainly better to be good than to be ugly. It is better to be charming. A woman cannot charm because she wants to. A man is not agreeable be cause he sets out to be. Quite the re verse. In effort is failure. The prop er effect must, like repartee, be spon taneous and unpremeditated. It must be radiated naturally, like light and lore. Books there are that pretend to tell how it is done. They do quite as competently as grasshoppers teach •ntomology, Edgar Salters declares in the Delineator, that the ability to charm, to be agreeable, to entertain perfectly, and to be perfectly enter taining, is an art apprehensible only through Influences generally prenatal but always prolonged. The mere tech nique is so volatile that It must be Inhaled. Like the Mayfair Intonation, little by little, It must be absorbed. Kings and thugs may abash the ama teur in the art of pleasing, but the ar tist is at home with them. He puts himself In harmony with them. In the ability to do that Is the whole secret of the art of pleasing. Railroaod Accidents. There was an appalling death list of the railroads of the United States for the year 1905. Twenty-six persons were killed each day In the year and 238 injured, making a total of 9.703 killed and 86,008 Injured. Such a rec ord as this testifies in eloquent terms to the carelessness and also to fool hardiness of employes and passengers on railroads, and to the need of addi tional protection In the way of coup lings and other appliances to secure the safety of train hands. If such a number of human beings were wiped out by an earthquake, a great battle or some other such cause, the world would shudder and the kindly dis posed persons would come forward and assist the destitute families of aufferers, says Cooperation. Yet here are hundreds of families left without wage earners and thrown upon the charitable world as a result of accl dents which are occurring dally and hourly, and which are In so many cases entirely preventable. Oriental Picturesquenesa Doomed. Plcturesqueneas in costume la doom ed. Cheap ready made clothing will ■fce ita undoing. The British represen ■tetira at Dar-al-Balria say# the Moors •f Morocco are taking more and more to wearing European clothea In pref erence to their national dress, and k that as a oonsequence there is a fine B opening for ready made cloth**# for &aen and women, provided the colors ■'Wijfce bright. ^kL>ssIhle that ad her Bpee to the ta'st^%or vivid hues may ^HeTe'tbe situation, but there Is danger jj^Bhat^ the drummer, In his anxiety to trade, will knock out the |||||IBat business, says the Pan Kran BB^B> Chronicle Nine-tenths of the ,hat a H ' '"’in Tor the average 'r,-iv<*:.-r is r ■ ' “ • ' ■ -.1. i . §Plp?^fc I' * hey srp supplanted \,y K'l and nothing t if »hr dirt r ,; .*• ' ’ e • f-e " * . ’ ' T HHHHjMtnurlst IplltB1 recently p ! -v, .,*--s H|V “Mai is the most ut.x Hmc, the HgHBfc drunken. *he most seif.*), *ud HBHp*t*d. the rxi ‘ mlse v, n,<4 rrv,«? ^^^^fcrltlca) »nd fhe -unst Moo-’ t^lrs’y BgHferefifrial creatures ' But *« is only one that hn* Invented a punish himself with i h rrtt IfllB " "" " -J alffigsjB'er the present r ules anyor e SB£Bs killed or injured In playing 1* tulltv r>f a plain violation it B|B|Blai of the game. I* JOSHUA I CHOSEN i: TWENTIETH -In Cloud and Pillar Sarias « > _ < > * , > A SIOBY Of FHf WnDfimM JOCUStY or <. im Hfutv nom J, Bj the "Highway sad Byway "Preacher ♦ *"*^xxx~x"x~x~x~x~x-x-x-x~> (Copyright, IM, by lb* author, W. H. KUton.) Scrlpturo Authority: Numbers 27: 12-23; Deut, 31:7, 8. »»»»»»»» * f % 8ERMONETTE. T «. God calls prepared men Into * J* his service. Joshua had long 7 • * been serving an apprenticeship £ V under the great leader, Moses, T o and it may be assumed that he T had been studious and faithful. *!’ V <« *?> A new epoch in a man’s ca V reer is but the unfolding and 7 developing of the years which 'll have preceded.. The living of T •j* the present determines the *• character of the future. V T As one follows the fragment- y X ary history of Joshua up to the 2 2’ time he was chosen and anoint X ed as the successor of Moses, X 7 his loyalty to God and faithful- 7 X ness to present duty are strik 7 tngly apparent, in fact the first *!> *» implies, or rather, involves, the X T second. One cannot be loyal to •:» .f, God and live carelessly and X T negligently. * "A man In whom Is the Spir- If, 7 It” was the testimony of God f as to the character of Joshua, 7 and in those few words is «*» crowded a whole biography. «f, x i»iuic opirminea men are j T needed In the world to-day to *•> X lead God’s people through the T ♦ pilgrimage of life. <£. X To be Spirit-filled does not '? j mean fanaticism, but means the X X wisdom and power, and love of T I*** God flowing through a human 2! channel. Joshua could fight like £ a general, could rule like a X statesman and could live like T a true son of God. The solemn service which [V I marked the setting apart of <i> Joshua to the high office to ||| which God had called him is «$• suggestive of the modern or- X dination of our ministers to the *i■ Gospel ministry. But note that *?, jh the man was first chosen of God. *?’ <;. All the ordinations in the world 2! jf’ cannot create a leader for God’s i’ people if the Lord has not first % jf’ called him to that service. •$* We do not find any false mod- 2! % esty keeping Joshua from ac- T J* cepting the high office, as is so X, X often the case with those called *|* 4* into active service in the church. 2! X So many workers needed, and Jjj T yet how often we find the one «• called holds back and pleads all % «• manner of excuses. If it is «•» $ G°d’s call, and it generally is, £ *| the soul dare not refuse. <■> • j» “And thou shalt put some of 2! *| thine honor upon him,” was the <|* • * charge of God to Moses, as he 'X V instructed him concerning the »*• T ordination of Joshua. What a *9 privilege was this of Moses, to X ,, impart to his successor some- x ■* thing of the dignity, something . ► of the power and authority, % which had been his. Here is a <• beautiful thought. The perpet- X J J uation of one’s self in someone 4* X else. A beautiful thought, if it X <9 is the best self which is Im- ••> •» pressed upon the other life. A % JjJ solemn and awful thought if the 4’ impress of our life upon some- % •j| one else’s life Is for evil. Seek •£ X day by day to "put some of X J thine honor” upon some one •*» *. else. % THE STORY. IN’ some way the rumor had gone * abroad through the camp of Israel that Moses was to leave them. \N hether It was his manner, for the people knew that the Lord had spoken some new and startling message to him. or his letting slip some word about the future leadership of the people, certain It Is that the report that Cod had caller] Moses and that a new leader was to be named to lead them Into the Promised Land spread like wildfire among the people, and sadly yet wonderingly they watched the aged leader leave the borders of the camp and go solitary and alone up Mount Abarlm. And when he had disappeared from view the silence which had brooded over the people was broken, and they fell to discuss ing this new matter. Instinctively the people felt that It could he none other than Joshua, who had so faithfully served at the side of Moses for many years, but among the princes who ruled over the tribes there were several who secretly cov eted the high place. Of these was Oaddlel, of the tribe of Zehulun, who was son of that Oaddlel who was among the cples who perished before the I^ord when they had brought up an evil report of the land. "Why should the prince over a tribe of only 32,600 be chosen to lead Is rael?” he demanded, angrily, of Rome of his Intinrmte friends who had gath ered around\hlm and were discussing the new developments, "Hut he bhs been through the Promised T.apd and knows the way," one of the tiumber ventured to sug gest. "Yes. but Caleb has. too, been through the land, and he j8 at the head of the Wariest tribe jn Israel, for acoerdlng* to Moses' reckoning when ho took (he recent poll of the neople there 7fc,$00 persona In dt the tribe of Judah. wh7 should not Caleb be chosen?” Later In th* day found Gaddlel In the tent of C aleb, talking earnestly with that individual, but it could be seen from tho frown upon his face as he left that he had not gained hla point. “Well, if you will not, I will. Surely the honor should come to tho strong est tribe, and Zebulun numbers 65,000, which is second only to the tribe of Judah.” Gaddiel knew that h!a purpose and amtiition would be useit-s* unless he could secure the ear of Moi-os and win his favor, and that afternoon lie start ed ofT up the mountain to ^nd i.lni. But Caleb was not idle. The inter view with Gaddiel had stirred iilm to action. This schemer should not pre vail upon Moses to appoint him In place of Joshua. He would find Joshua and warn him of the dangers and troubles which threatened i/tu. Better that he should hasten at once to Moses' side find there receive the commission which he felt rightfully belonged to his friend. When he had finished telling Joshua his story, he waited for the latter to speak: “Who am I, that I should seek so high a place? Is the leadership of God's people a thing to be contended for as one would strive for a prize In fi race? Have not I served Israel with an eye single to God’s glory, and should I add this sin to my life that I should aspire to so high an office? Nay, I am unworthy this great trust. Rather is my heart filled with crush ing sorrow at the thought that we shall lose our leader, Moses. It can not be. It cannot be!” he exclaimed, as the full force of what It would mean to Israel swept over him. “Surely God cannot have so pur posed.” And overcome by his emo tions Joshua arose and swiftly passed out of the tent and disappeared. Meanwhile Moses on the mountain had heard God speak his solemn mess age, saying: “Lift up thine eyes and see the land which I have given unto the chil dren of Israel. And when thou hast seen It thou also shalt be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron, thy broth er, was gathered. For ye rebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the con gregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that Is tho water of Meribah, in Kadesh, in tho wilder ness of Zin.” And Moses spake unto the Lord, saying: “Let the Lord, the God of the spir its of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, which may go out ins fore them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of the Lord be not as sheep which have no shep herd.” While Moses was speaking Gaddlel, who had come up to Moses’ retreat, had drawn nearer, so that now only a clump of hushes separated the two men. As he listened and heard Moses beseech the Lord that he would set a man over Isr.ael, his vainglorious ambition overcame all sense cf rev erence and modesty, and he started impulsively forward. At that instant the voice of the Lord was heard, saying: “Take thee Joshua.” The words which were bursting upon the lips of Gaddlel died away, and his face became ashen. It was God speaking. He dare not interrupt. With feverish eagerness he listened while the voice went on to say: “Take thee Joshua, the son of Num, a man in whom is the Spirit, and lay thine hand upon him; and set him before Eleazar, the priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge in their sight. And thou shalt put some of thine honor upon him, that all the congregation of the chil dren of Israel may be obedient.” Moses did not know of that trem bling, disappointed figure crouch'sg behind the hushes. And if he had, he would not have tarried, for he had an important commission to perform, and the aged leader and prophet hastened down the mountain sir.e. The priest and • people have assem bled according to the word of Moses, but still no Joshua has come. Moses passes Into the Tabernacle court on his way to the holy place, for he would Inquire of the Lord concerning the matter. As he turns by the great brazen bowl and passes the altar, an object lying prostrate upon the ground draws his attention, and stepping thither, he finds Joshua, who in the burden of his heart had come and thrown himself before the fiord's altar. And together they two walked out before that great assembly and took their place before Eleazar, the priest. A great shout went up, that was quickly silenced as the priest raised his arm and began to speak. And when he had blessed Joshua and laid his hands upon him, he turned to the people and shouted: "Hehold, here Is the leader whom Ood hath chosen to go before you Into the Promised I>and. Obey him.” Then Moses stepped forward, and placing his hand upon the head of Joshua, he said: "He strong and of a good courage; for thou must go with this people unto the land which the Lord hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt caure them to Inherit it. And the Lord, he It Is that doth go before 4.hee; he will be with thee, he will not fall theft, neJther forsake thee; fear not, neither be dismayed.” As the great assembly broke up and departed to their tents, Gaddlei Va* seen coming down the mountain nimi, and in response to the questioning^^ the people, he replied: "Yea. Joshua Is our leaaer. follow him.” ] | \ M ymmm /MAGAZINE. Worked in Tilo Matting. DAINTY ARTICLES MADE FROM THIS MATERIAL. Better Than Raffia for Decorative Pur poses—Veil and Glove Cases May Be Made Especially Effective. Tilo matting made from the fir tree of old Japan has entirely superseded reffia as a means of practical decora tion. It is soft and smooth to the touch, pliable, and possesses that charm and simplicity characteristic of the products of the versatile Jap. The shavings are taken from the treo by a unique stripping process; are exceedingly thin, quite long, most of them ranging 33 to 36 inches and about an inch wide. They are care fully rolled, then woven into matting of a checker weave pattern, which comes out a neutral tone and beauti fully fine in texture. Tilo matting is purchased for one dollar a square yard. Tilo strands, which are the shavings of the fir tree before being woven into matting, are used for various decorative purposes ornamenting the matting, braiding and binding the edge of the articles Dainty Cases. fogetherr also Tor finishing off ~ the edge. It is cheaper than raffia, which varies from 10 to 25 cents a bundle, according to the quality and color. The well buckets of Japan are es *--—--1 pecially attractive. The border may be of any color raffia desired. There are five parts to each bucket, the four sides and the base. The buckets or baskets are suspended from a bam boo rod. The inside buckets of tin A //outer ASojA <?/J cqo/o//row J/tt/iejA X/e// JOt/efiete or zinc should have scaled edges to prevent the dampness or water from coming through the matting. A book cover may be similarly de signed as the portfolio with Grecian design in raflla. As many compart ments as desired may be added for the portfolio. The music roll is fashioned on the same principle, with braided handle, combining one or more colors. Cases for veils, gloves and kerchiefs, with facing of silk and a dash of delicate sachet, are especially dainty and ad mit of water color treatment that is especially effective in formal designs. A number of such articles may be made from one yard square, as this size cuts to very good advantage. Hints for the Hostess. -- • Proper Way to Get Up Enjoyable Stein Supper—A Recipe for Happiness. At a stein supper the guests are usually men; such an affair is the de light of the college boy. In most cases the success of the evening de pends upon the never-tiring mother, good sisters, or even interested girl friends, who disappear behind the scenes, after attending to the table decorations, arranging the table, etc. Heer may or may not be served; cider is a favorite beverage, also hot spiced lemonade and punch which are served In covered steins. The new semi porcelain dishes of Holland and Eng lish manufacture are especially adapt ed to these affairs. Egg-shell china, lace table cloths and such dainty ac cessories are out of place at "stag” parties. Toasts are alw'ays a pleasing feature at any gathering and especial ly so at these suppers. The following are all apropo for name cards or to be memorized for this and other occa sions: "Here’s to one; may she be won.” "Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere.” “Lo, now has come our joyful’st feast; let every man be jolly!” "Here’s to the girl I love, I wish she was nigh; If drinking beer would bring her here, I’d drink the old place dry.” “Here's to those that love us, if we only cared; Here’s to those that we’d love, If we only dared.” "May our Joys be as deep as the ocean. And our misfortunes as light as its foam.” “Drink ye to her that each loves best.” “Here’s to our sweethearts and our wives; May our sweethearts soon become our wives. And our wives ever remain our sweet hearts.” “May the hinges of friendship never grow rusty.” "Msy we never want bread to make toast, or a cook to prepare It.” "Happy are we met, happy have we been. Happy may we part, and happy meet again.” “A glass Is good, a lass Is good. And a pipe to smoke In cold weather. The world is good and the people are good, And we re all good fellows together.” “May we always mingle In the frlewd ly bowl, The feast of reason and the flow of soul.” A good menu Is: Oysters, veget able soup, broiled steak smothered in onions, fried potatoes, rolls, spaghetti with cheese, lobster salad, individual apple pies, coffee, crackers and Roque fort cheese. A Recipe for Happiness. A college man who entertained re cently at a "smoker” for six of his chums confided to his sister that he would like "something different" from the ordinary place cards. And this is what he found on red cardboard panels done in India ink at each place resting against small steins of Aus trian ware. This clever “recipe" was illustrated with neat little sketches sprinkled over the panel in a most at tractive manner. Each chap declared them worthy of a frame or at least “passe-par-touting.” The recipe for happiness is as follows: To make it—Take a hall dimly lit, A pair of stairs where two may sit, Of music soft a bar or so, Two pairs of—just two pairs—you know? Of little pats, one or two. Or one squeezed hand Instead will do; A waist the size to be embraced; And two ripe lips—rose bud—to taste And If the lips are soft and sweet You’ll find your happiness complete MADAME MERRI. The Transparent Gown. A decidedly new frill has crept Into society. A few years ago It would have been frowned down as bad taste, but this season it is the thing of all things. It is the smartest and newest frill of all. This new fashion is that of the transparent gown. The diaphonous dress of summer has been brought forward Into winter, and the prospects are that It will reign for a long season at least. It is quite different from the former thin gowns. Very thin taffeta, of the kind called chiffon, or gauze taffeta, or taffeta mull, is made tip Into dinner and afte* noon gowns. The style of the making of the gown Is perfectly plain, and the material Is so thin that you can see through It. It Is very much like the silk mull summer dress, which Is quite familiar to all. It Is very thin, and you can see | the lingerie plainly through It. It Is necessary to wear a very handsome under waist, and to trim the same with ribbons of a color to show through in a smart way. Glass Candlesticks. Glass candlesticks are much In de mand now. The pressed glass can bf had st remarkably low prices, while the cut glass Is not prohibitive in price Many persons object to touch Ing any brass object, and also dislike the labor of cleaning brass. Glass is more desirable on this account, and looks very pretty upon the dining table, either with or without shades It Is growing to be more and more a glass age. Glass shelves are used la cabinets and china closets, and in up to-date bathrooms even the tub is ol heavy glass. and as along Jersey de [uch of ing and utilised I would be are fields planted to cessive veers gat yield fair Tr The growing 1 northern mar sal being rapidJr soon to rival ing industry. Vegetable gros more profitable for this there are A gasoline engine is about all tnat is an abundance of a lift of less than large areas of _ Fruit : i w ■ rr:■ ■ s are .,n«• K'ui, 11. :. I'lanta Vi j ; • f ):t III Jam - :. ..; m *.#• : ng un111 I’wi’h growing on a is a lu-w bu-mes* in Honda. ^HBBnPH et.ee o! p.arhi-« ‘hat are growRH|^HRHB| m ir ns ;n Georgia, will do no ftBHHI in central oi south Honda. "''-/y-’,'-^j',:t;i''f,-ii I <••> hcs that formerly succe<-a^999R9i ■weie the pei n to and honey ptr:^91iilllili these were unsmted for fthippiiiBRBg&Sra from these, n. w varieties have >p-^HHflflB ship will, and now tlm business ^HHBHfi| Grange growing m the leading iBBBI of the state, ami though it requir^HHH| eial years to grow the trees to a aide bearing age. every one should ^BniBjl! a small grove, and. with good care, lniit may be had in two or three j^B' , y and thus the foundation will be luii^H^Hb one ol the most interesting and pr^BUHl! able crops that can be grown. ^BKfff Social Conditions. ^9 As in any new or undeveloped country.B settlers in this country away from the B villages or towns are often somewhat iso- ■ lated, and it is nicer for several families 1 to come together and settle near each 1 other when possible. But no one need JM fear but he will receive a hearty welcom*B and every social attention from hi*fl southern neighbors. The fact is that s^H many people have come here from aUHl over the north as well as from the oth^Hlf southern states, that Florida society ^^B more cosmopolitan and more readily cepts the stranger ami gives him a plat^BI according to his deserts than alioi jj^Bj other state. The negro is not so much in e’^99| in Klur.i^i.as m the more exclusi*. ^KuH and ci,l ton grow ing slates. 11 i.c vV\. i- seldom s,., n wnr!: ng in a '* l.v all of that class of help be1 in lumber and tin-pent me they can work in numbers togetn«^^^Fr»^^ is everywhere a scarcity of lab<*B!»and wagi*g are on the up grade. Common hands get $1.25 to $1.50 per day, carpen ters $d.00 to $4.00, and masons $4.00 to $5.00 for ten hours’ work. Schools. The public schools are nowhere fos tered with more jealous care than in Florida, and every villuge and town has its graded schools with competent and well educated teachers. Children from the country are provided with transportation to the village high schools, so that no one need lack for school privileges. Churches of the various denomination* are everywhere found, the Southern peo ple being generally more devoted to re ligious observances than are their breth ren of the North. Land values. I^and in Pasco county has about doubled in value in the last three years, but it is yet comparatively cheap. Good nine land, from which the best timber has been cut. can be had as low as $3.9Or ’ per acre, and from that up to $10.00, ac cording to quality and location. Ham mock lands bring from ten to thirty dol lars per acre, and improved farms fronv ten dollars up. In conclusion let me say that I am familiar with conditions throughout the West, and after nearly four years spent in Florida I believe the chances for a young man to make a successful start m life are at least as good in Florida as in any \\ extern atate, while the climate if in my opinion infinitely better. ~ , A. ROBERTS. | Oade City, Florida. . p- S.—Inquiries directed to the Sec. of board of trade of Dade City will bring circulars and information of a reliable character in regard to this section of the state. New York Girl Now Lady Raget. There are now ten Lady Pagets la Great Britain, the latest being the wife of Gen. Paget, who has Just beea knighted. She was Miss Minnie, daughter of Mrs. Paran Stevens, of New York. Her first appearance la London aocietyVwas made a good many years ago, when.besa^^jtyae^'— vivacity caused quite a sensation:-^ TEST OF AN AMERICAN. Habit of Neatneaa Established Na tionality to Observant Boy. A young American who recently completed a course of atudy In an English university brought home a* a souvenir of his residence In that classic place a decided English ac cent, says the New York Press. He •topped the other day at a downtown bootblack s stand to get his shoes shined. The boy who attended to the cleansing process smiled upon him familiarly. When you first began to come here," he said, "I took you for an Eng lishman. You talked like one, but I know now you ain’t." "How did you find that out?*’ asked the American, obviously somewhat disappointed. "Because you get your shoes shined ■o often,” was the startling reply. "If you were an Englishman you wouldn't do that. Ncbody takes such good care of their shoes aa Americans. If it were not for their dally shine a lot of us fellows would have to go out of business and the sale of blacking and polish would fall off one half. Next to Americans. Russians get a shine most frequently. The English are the worst of all. They get a shine only I once a week. Even when otherwise I well dressed their shoes are gray and I out of shape. If ever you want to r pass yourself off for an Englishman | you'll have to cut out all this polish- I Ing. With such spick ad span shoes I even an accent that you can eat with I a knife won’t carry yon through.” ’