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THE CEREDO ADVANCE.
T. T. McDOUGAL, Publisher. CEREDO. - - WEST VIRGINIA. Interesting Wives of Sordid Men. Occasionally ore comes in contact with a number of ladies who arc much more interesting than their inis bands. They know more outside of the sordid and dull business cf money making. 1 know a farmer and his wife, writes a correspondent of Mon treal Herald, who hardly seem to live In tho same world. The farmer is a nice fellow, but bis interest in things is bounded by tbe fcuccs of his farm, with a hazy-eyed look occasionally at party politics. His wife, on the con trary, is an Intellectual force in the neighborhood. She has made reading of the better sort popular within her upbore of influence; and there are few subjects of human interest upon which she has not formed an intelli gent opinion. It Is not that her ori ginal education was any better than her husband's; but that she ha3 had more time since to supplement it, or at all events has taken more time. In many cases It Is opportunity which gives the wife the better education — the higher culture. The husband is ko busy manipulating stocks or hand ling his business that he has no time jor mental force for the study of art, tbe reading of good literature or the cultivation of a musical taste. His wife, on tho other hand, is put by bis efforts in so happy a financial posi tion that she enjoys considerable leisure; and she spends it on mental culture instead of taking an empty course of "afternoon functions” and keeping up to the latest thing in fash ion and gossip. Europe 13 full of traveling tourist wives who are both Interested and Interesting, touching all that makes up the culture of that continent, while their husbands will only run over occasionally for its curi osities and amusements. For tho vast majority who cannot go to Europe there is the home culture c f ihe li brary. Rubies and Diamonds. Heirs to the dream of the alchem ists, who sought to transmute baso metals Into gold, many scientists to day are striving to unite the cheap elements which make up precious stones, and so build us jewels while we wait. Theoretically the task Is simple. Practically, the difficulty of counterfeiting that welding point of heat and pressure which existed when the molteif earth was cooling is very great. Apparently it can he done. Whoever fuses alumina with chromium oxide in the oxy-hydrogon flame may obtain a veritable ruby. The diamond is a tougher pponent, but Moissan points out the road to _-success. By saturating molten iron with carbon in the •‘’metric furnace at a temperature of 3,300 degrees, and then suddenly cooling the mass, ho produced the pressure necessary to -crystallize the carbon, and obtained •ninuto but real diamonds. Irately Kir Andrew Noble obtained a world's record temperature of 3,200 degrees from the pressure of cordl*e exploded in closed vess -is of iron, and in tin residue of the explosion chamber email diamonds were found, in ffio Bear future, perhap s m- thods v ill he found of producing all cry-tals in the ®iz*\ homogeneity of texture, and col oring which make Them precious •tones. No longer, then, ays Col liers, Will the blood-stained g'-ms of Indian princes glow in the pages of sixth rate novels. In our children's *-hJId.'n, It may be, the tales of the Arabian Ni hts will wake no vis ions of unearthly wealth, and the ad venture of Mowgll wi h 'he liandar I^og of the Forgotten City will have fo be explained. Appearances are de'-ei at times In regard to a person who h sup t-oKer] to be dead. We have had sev eral instai-.r > a of the sort if la*-'. \ ^woinan who '< it: poison woke ip and ^told the undr rtakor not *o bo so rough. A man cuppo?-d to >e dving In a \ jt of bed and whipped ano'her n an. A "Oman In 'bat city, afn r 1 - - a-; band *iad shot her, tnade her h i .and think Ilia' she ua dr-ad so *hat i.e •. ildn t •hoot her again. A Pa-ls journalist b •, founded a •talrles' club. it ,s a spacious and plea-apt building, w-ph a garden and • Clubhouse where sranc s of all kinds •re provid' d. There is a Pure b and Jody show-. v.-j*h a r-afe wh<-r • weets. #-akes. tea. milk and various kinds of lemonade are -void v> m^r. h' s and their parents, while 'here a •« also in • umcrahlc toy-shops and a theater. An Illinois court has har a whisky Jur in a deadly weapon. Fn tbla case one man threw a jup at an other It doesn't appear to make much difference, then, as far as defini tions are concerned, whether ;he vic tim is hit with the ineide or the out side of the Jur. _. ..... Building materials for the recon struction of Valparaiso wiJJ probably b* esompted from import duty. A Lproposa! to this end Is bcfwu Q>» ■kiihAM rnvsirirsnt DIVISION OF THE PROMISED LAND The Story ol a llrro and itl* Bride. AN INCIDENT IN THE CONQUEST Or CANAAN BY THE HEBREW PEOPLE. By the Highway and Byway” Preacher I' opy. 'mm, uHI. VJ U.U AtiMiot, V. ri, KJfui. * Scripture Authority:—Joshua 15: 1319. | SERMONETTE. ' Thi* story of Othniel and Achsah is one of the many beautiful romances found in God's Word. True marriages, it has been said, are made in heaven, and certain/ the Bible gives evidence in its record of the human race of God's inter est and share in the closest tie which can draw two hearts and lives together — that of mar riage. It is evident from God's spoken word when he created man and woman he gave them to each other that He intended them to be one in thought and purpose and aim, that to so bear life's burdens together, and most and best of all, estab lish the home and raise a fam ily about them. But too many men and wom en of to-day have drifted far from the Divine thought and plan for the wedded life. The unhappy homes and the records of divorce courts hear their sad witness to the havoc which sel fishness and sin have wrought. No longer does there prevail the same sacredness to the mar riage vow. Engagements are a thoughtless diversion, a mo mentary fancy to be entered into lightly and to be cast aside* and broken ruthlessly if whim or caprice so prompt. Marriages are hastily contracted, or with that shallowness of purpose which never so much as enter tains the faintest intention of home making and the rearing of a family. And when the very thought and purpose of God is thus ruth lessly and sinfully cast aside, and man and woman enter into relations which are not sanc tified with holy purposes and desires what can be expected of the ultimate outcome? It has been said, and well said, that the greatest danger which this country faces to-day is the destruction of the home life of the nation. What can be the stamina of the coming generation of men and women, if they are not to have the nur ture and training of the pure home atmosphere? How the moral standards of the coming men and women must be low ered if they are reared in the fetid atmosphere of all kinds of social excesses and frivolities, and are cursed with the decrees of the divorce courts. But it is not so where God has a share in the romance, and joins two hearts in loving helpful union. THE STORY. THE first one to greet Caleb as he returned with his men victorious from the assault upon Hebron was Ids young and beautiful daughter Aehsali. She had been the last one to hid him ! God-speed as he had departed on the J expedition against the strong walled ' ify of the sons of Anak, and her ' words of faith and assurance that God would give him the victory had cheered and strengthened him in all ! the fierce conflict of the days that 1 had followed, and while he had been ' warring on the < itv, Velisah had kept watch for his return, and that morn ing had gone nut along the pathway i which Jed from her home to the ! high knoll which looked out. over th** valley through which her father would pass. It had been five davr now since his departure, and r-he felt he must return that day. for he had said ns he waved her a last good-by ' that lie .would he hack surely in fotn ' dav«. and here the fifth day was near- | ly half gone. < an It lie that disaster has come t.o him?" she OKk'd herself, as sh^ looked out across the valley and sought to pencil ate the rugged paMi way that led up into the rocky I fieiuhts where Ifehrnu was situated I ‘No.’ she exclaimed, half guiltily.!,.-! cause of the doubt that had erri* into km heart. No, that cannot be, for did not God promise him this cpy aH , an Inheritance? He tarries that hoi may win a yet greater victory. I'.ui be will nil-. |y come to-day,” she add ed. at the settled hei elf nt the Ux,1 of n rook comfortably and gave her se'f up t„ joyous anticipation. Wien the ill vision of t be land had be.-n made under Hie direction «»f Joshua, she had felt soemwh*. rebel- ! iictiR ‘hat such difficult portion should b" giv. r. to her father. Why." she had asked. petutftnHjr, did they not give voti Inheritance in tne fruitful /alley „f the Jordan? You have fought haul and served long |n be half or brae?, t« it not time that an easy portion w *re given you?" And her father hnd dtann Iter close to his side and had retold to her rill the thrilling early history of Israel. Ib.w I >f: on" °r Gto spies he had declared ‘hat they were able to overcome the strong city of Anakint, and that God bad promised that city and the coun try round as his inheritance. “And *o I need an easy portion?” be had exclaimed, “while yet my rigor la nn> abated aud my courage still strong?1 and he had stretched himself to his full height, and had drawn her up in his powerful arms, and held her laughingly before him while he de j inandc-i answer. And she had tooled Into his eyev , and had caught the epirit of his cour | and faith. Prom that moment she entered into his pluns for rlie ex pedltion against Hebron, and had been, as we have said, the last one to say good-by, and site was keeping her vigil there at her lookout post as she calbul It. that she might be the liist to bid him welcome home and rejoice over his victory. "1 am glad Othniel went with him, she said to herself, and at. the men tion r>f the name the color stole into her face, “for there is uo one father depends more upon in difficulty and danger than he. Yes," sho added, after a few moment’s pause, had it not been for his enthusiasm at.d help, father would not have had enough men to carry out the expedition. Oh, he is so strong, and noble, and brave,"’ and she gave herself tip to happy rev erie from which she was suddenly aroused by the note of a horn, a.»d looking up quickly she saw coming across the valley below her fatlict and his warriors. Springing to her feet, she sped down the pathway ami was soon clasped in his arms, who hastened for w'nrd to meet her, while his met stood watching the happy reunion. "And you took the city, father?’ , Achsah naked, eagerly. “Yes. daughter, and f would hnv* gone against Kirjath-sepher, also, had I not known that, you would be anx ious about, my retu *n.” And Caleb went on to tell her o1 this second stronghold of the enemy, and how its capture was necessary bolero they could enjoy the fruits ol their victory over Hebron. Achsah pursed up her pretty lips and a frown settled upon her brow “Could not I have waited? Did not I know that Hod was with you? Cannot. 1 lie bravo at homo while you are bravely fighting the enemy?” she asked, resentment ami disappoint mont sounding in her voice. Well spoken, my brave little girl.’ exclaimed the father. “I am hall tempted to go back even now and ley siege to the city. What say j , i men? • he asked, turning to his men. A look of disappointment passed over their faces at these words, foi they wero all eager to get home again after their fatigue and danger of tho l'a«t tew days. Caleb noted il.e look and then glancing at hiy daughter’s animated face, a sudden inspiration came to him. and turning to Ills nun, he said: lie that smithrth Klrjath-sepher and taketh it, to him will I give Ach sah, my daughter, to wife.” Inst.mi!v a hah dozen men sprang forward, and as Aehsah stole a gliv glance ov or her father s shoulder, she saw that Othniol was among the number. Haring the days which followed Ach salt's heart wai torn by its con tl.ct of hopes and tears. What if Oihnicl did not take the city, and thr pledge of her fatlicr should g.ve her to anothf: ? Oh, it could not bo. tor then was no more daring and brave a fighter than he. And she prayed that fortune might favor his efforts. And in the meantime, Olhniel, nerved by the memory of that shy beaut it til fa e, pushed forward, rest ing neither day nor night as he worked out his hold plot for the gain iiiR of the inner walls or the city. 1 ' ' ce* h d In d -in and when be had 1 nrown open the gate*; ,,f fj(f ‘ *' ■’ * found his brethren ready t aid him in the eonquest of the city And so it wm; that while Acl.sah kept h“r V,«H at the lookout post Othniol overthrew the citj arj,i turned his face homewa-d. \<lnnh aw him coming at the Imnd of his men and. after the first sv. ift glance of Joy, she fieri In maid ett.y mod' »y towards home, hut not liefoir. Othniel’s quick eye had caught tlio flutter oi In r tube in the bright sunlight, and, running swiftly by a • r,,f* be reached a point in her pathway before ber. 'Ab' love, you cannot escape nv*” be cyclalined, .is he sprang from his t iding phe-e and folded h< r in his anna. oh. how mu frightened mo?" she f !, d. f bo tgj,f yon were back w.’t'i your ,n*ui." he Who taketh the quarry. • ! "h I’ bv • t< ali ibe rejoined. with bwas Hitts f captured Kir jath ■< pber. md tU thus | |;ar*» tak« n thee.” Believe' in Army V. M, C. A. I.ord l.’ob. rt ; has lnt* i< sted him etf In the . xt* n ion of i’,f. nrwv V. M. r \ s in fan a da. which be has iust indo: d in these words: 'I eon id- i t.i.i' thi ;<• a ociatio . are doing a gnat t-rxiro to »he army; that! »b'i.- methods are thorough>v prac tfcat arid fully nerve the purpm.es for with h they are devJund. nai.if ly. tC niford the itn opj»oitunify to or ' uf»\ their 'pare time reasonably and to their own advantage " Officeholder's Gratitude In Korea. A Korean who wan appointed tax collector by (he laic Minister nf yi KrnnUk haw determined on* of grnti • •<dn for i|ii; j;rca* favor to repair the minister w unimer house at considc. able expense Korea Daily News Nation Being Educated. Ninety two per cent of the children in Japan are |n school. Attendance ih compulsory 1 jet ween the aacs of 8 and 14. Three languages ara taught, Jopancae, Chinese anj Ena Ush. I [ I 1 Our Pattern Department LADIES’ SHIRTWAIST. Pattern Xo. ;»109.—A very sriart mid attractlvo design for a shirtwaist is here shown, developed l*i pale green cotton voile with vest of white pique. The frontr are cut low and lap in double-breasted style, fastening with two large pearl bultonfl. The sleeves tire laid in tucks above a deep cuff, and the neck is finished by a neck band and high standing collar. All of the fashionable waistings are suit able to the mode such as linen, mad ras, taffeta, pongee and mohair. Tin medium size will require two and seven-! igliths yards of 36-inch ma terial. Sizes for 32, 34, 36, 38, 40 ami 42 inches bust measure. Tliis pnttern will be sent, to you on receipt of JO cents. Address till orders to the Pattern Department of this paper. De sure to give size and number of pat tern wanted. For convenience, write your order ou the following coupon: Xo. 5409. SIZ13. NAME. ADDRESS. ' ADICS* 90X PLEATED SHIRT WAIST. Pattern No. ."116.—There Is no other article In the smart woman's outfit i lint give s such sc- po to personal taste in the matter of dress ys the shirt waist, aril this season we have indeed n great variety to choose from. This stylish model was developed in blue linen. llox plaits provide a graceful amount of fullness in front. Straight cuffs finish the full shirt waist sleeves. Madias duck, fine n and the fancy mercerized waistings arc all suitable lo the design. The medium size will require thre e and one-fourth yards cf :;G inch material. Sizes lor 32, 34, 36, 38, 10 and 12 Inches bust measure. This pattern will bo Mod t., vo„ on r»*-cij»t «.f in rents. Address a 11* orders to the Pattern Department of this paper. I.c sure to give si/., and number of pat tern wanted. For eonvenien ■>** '.rite your order mi the follo w in r < <»vpon: No. :,416. SIZK. NAM R_ AIUMIDHS Need of Woden Cities. speaking a' the dinner held tq celebrate the one liundcd «nd fifth 'h unnlvi-rsnn of h< Grand \ntiqulty Society "f Glasgow, on 'b>- Da’.; ins'., the lorn provost of the city remarked' that the only great work that re mained to be done fn- the present genera Ion of citizens \ rn o*.« whif h would ooti 1*m »me a very pressing question to provide a remc Iv for tiio congestion af their tret.* traffic. Parisian Drinking Shops. In P.irin, according to t he ‘Tti de Pati*. ' 'hey have counted the saloon In the various wards. The ward in the virini'y of the exchange has the record, with a saloon for every 17 ot J*« inhahi'Hti the mark district follows, with one for eve y *.2 inhai> Pants, while the f'hampa Kly ees has one for every 62. The quarter nct.r ihe military hool has a js.iloon for •very J72 people. liven failure may ba spo ;< <] by auc COM SQUARE CLOTH IS L1K5D. Easier to Launder and Hat Mere Graceful Effect. The round tablecloth which wa3 In troduced about 12 years ago and at tained great popularity. Is not nearly so much sought for this year. House keepers have discover'd that it is much more difficult to la tnder smootS. ly than a square tablecloth, while trooping corners even on a round table give a more graceful effect to the table than does a circular cloth. It la not generally known that the high-pra£e cloths were originally imported square, but were afterward cut around to or der. the patterns usually allowing this. While floral designs are always popu lar. the most expensive weaves now come in the empire, Louis XIV'. Loul9 XV’. and Louis XVI., with conventional and geometrical designs. Plain satin damask without any pattern is also in great demand for dinner and lunch cloths, but is decorated with lace and drawn-work designs done by hand. In laces used with dinnrf cloths or in tea Ttays of Italian filet is at present tlie most popular, though Byzantine, P lira no and crepon are also in high favor. The Chinese hand-embroidered grass linen centerpieces and doilies launder beautifully and are most serv iceable. The embroidery on these is very lustrous and rich* looking. They ■ome in Hie delft blues and white, in floral designs and in the dragon de sign. TO PUT A CAKE TOGETHER. Method That Is Said to Avoid Possi bility of Failure. The following way of putting a cake together never fails; Work the butter and sugar to a cream, beat the whites and yolks of eggs separately (Ihe white.? to a stiff froth, ihe yolks to a cream), then add yolks to ihe creamed butter and sugar; afterward add the milk, then tho flavoring, next the whites of the eggs and lastly the flour by degrees. If fruit is added, dredge flour over It, Stirling it in slowly and thoroughly before the flour. Where the recipe calls for baking powder and you are out of it. use soda ami cream of tartar in a teaspognful of boiling water, adding it to the rake before adding tho whites of the eggs. W lien sour milk is used always use soda, not baking powder. Beef Cherips. Chop one pound of tendci round 'teak, very fine, and add one-half pound of chopped salt pork. Add one half teaspoonful of pepper and onc fouith tea spoonful of mustard. Make about two and one-half cups of biscuit dough. Roll the dough out until it. is about one-half inch thick. Cut tho dough into rounds about four Inches across. With tno chopped meat., and the rounds of dough, make small dumplings, pinching the dough to gether in a ball shape, the moat being inside. Put the halls fir “cherips” in a bal ing pan that -has been buttered. P.ake about a half hour in a moderate nve 1. When done, put on a hot plat ter and garnish with sprigs of parsley. Bedroom Furniture. V. bite enamel, if tho models arc sim ple and well made, Is very satisfactory for light and dainty color scheiree, and the prices are very reasonable. Bird's-eye maple come? next in price and is very attractive with certain colors, such as old rose, suede green and light blue. One can frequently find the same models In it as iu the mahogany. It is necessary to consider the wmod nnd the coloring very carefully in sp ied ing furniture, but it Is even more important to select simple graceful models, and to see that, they are we.i made.— liarpei s Bazar. Macaroni Italian Stylo. Put three fourths of a pound ot macaroni without breaking into boil ing salted water and cool: 20 minutes, or until done. Drain and put into a saucepan with one gill each tomato and Madeira sauces and a quarter pound grated Parmesan cheese. Sea son with nutmeg and pepper to taste and cook slowly for t< n minutes, toss iug frequently. Arrange on a hot dish aud serve with grated cheese sepa rately. Milk Biscuit. Jhit in*o n saucepan one half cup nilk and a tablespconful butter, and sft on 'ho stove to warm. Miff to stf’thrr h.tii a pound of flour and a if-a jpoonfui baking powder, and jiour into it the hot milk. Mix into a smooth, stiff t<nite, then with a floured rolling pin, roll into us thin a sheet as possi ble. t'ut Into small rounds and bako about -0 minutes In a very hot oven. Wine Jelly. Hoai one-half box of gelatine m one gill of cold water two hours. Vld one pin* of (Milling water and three-quai* tors of a cup of sugar und stir until rti .solved. Then add the juice of one lemon and a wint-ginssful of port or sherry. S'^aln and |M<ur Into a mold. Oatmeal Gems. Put. two cup.; rolled cals In dish, add one and one half cup* ».,tir rnllk. let soak over night. In the morning add - mail pi ,ce of butter, one third cup sugar, o to beaten egg, one tea Ki*oonlui coda, little salt, one cup flour; bake in gem pan. Feather Beds. N'V'r place feather beds or pillows lu the sun. for fbe sun. noting on the oil In the feathers, is apt to give them a rancid smell. The right plan is tr Hr the beds and pillows on a dry windy day, in a abad, p!peo out of loots Soaps that Are Guaranteed. So much skin trouble results fronj the use of impure adulterated toilet soaps, that the proprietors of Buchan’s Tollfct Scaps have filed a guarantee with the U S. Government guaranteeing the absolute purity or their soaps, and they are the only ones so guaranteed. There are tbreo brands: Antiseptic Soap, Tar Soap, and Sulphur Soap; not only cleanses but soothes and protects the skin against disease. If your dealer does not keep them send 18 cents with hm name and address to Buchan’s Soap Corporation, New York, and they wiJJ send you a full-size cake. Disease and Injustice. The sin which is termed dishonest Is the same evil as that which is called disease in living bodies or blight in the seasons; and in cities and governments has another n»m. which is injustice.—Plato. Mr*. Winslow** '"toothing* Syrup. ror rfitldrro lilng, Aofr<*ua the igunis, nulurft tx> CazniiijfcUoa.siiaj* p%la, cure* wind colic £>c»bou.t: Large fortunes from small grafts soon grow. MAYOR OF SUNBURY Says Pe-ru-na Is a Good Medicine. Hon. C. C. Brooks. Mayor of Sun bury, Ohio, also Attorney for Farm ers’ Bank and Sunbury Building and Loan Co., writes: “I have the utmost confidence in the virtue of Peruna. It is a great medicine. I have used it and I have known many of my friend3 who have obtained beneficial results from its use. / cannot praise Peruna too highly.” HOV. C. C. BROOKS. THERE arc a host of potty aliments which are tho direct result of tho weather. * This is more true of the excessive heat of summer and the intense cold of winter, but is partly true of all seasons of the year. Whether it be a cold or a cough, catarrh of the head or bowl complaint, whether the liver be affected or the kidneys, the cause Is very liable to be tlio same. Tho weather slk.htly deranges the mucous membrane ■» of the organs and the result is soin : functional disease. Peruna has become a standby in thousands of homes for minor ait ments of this sort. Ask Your Druggist for Free Peruna A f'tlrirt'T fiir SICK HEADACHE I_I ~ « I Positively cured by PADTrOQ thrsc FiHs. I Wn lV I Ll\0 Thor also relievo Dis tress from Dyspepsia, 1 n dlgcstlon and Toe Hearty Eating. A perfnrt retr ody forIMzzlnt-s3, Nausea, D-owslne's. 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