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THE CEREDO ADVANCE.
T. T. McDOUGAL, Publisher. CEREDO. - - WEST VIRGINIA. Eaay Road to Fame. At this Rcauon of the year, "introduc ing a bill" is the shortest of ail roads to fame, declares the Boston Trans cript. Any member of a lawmaking body, state or national, with suitable writing materials at hand uiay do this. For some roaBon the reading public takes the act with tremendous serious ness. It Is not uncommon to hear that "they are going to do" so and so in Washington, or in the legislature, and on investigation It turns out that the indefinite "they are" merely moans that some one man has introduced a bill to make the change in qoestion. This is a very long distance from legislative enactment. The bills that will bo Introduced at this legislative session will run up into thousands; the number involving important changes that will be actually passed ts decidedly small, particularly la the congress of the United States. How easy it is to introduce a bill was illus trated by an experience of Senator Clair. At the request of a constituent, with whom he had but slight acquaint ance, and hi the closing hours of a ses sion of congress, he Introduced, with out reading, a bill which, as it proved, would attempt to divert the Gulf stream, by 6ome engineering feat, so that It would warm up Labrador and incidentally the regions to the north— commonly referred to as the bill for "heating the north pole.” Many of the bills introduced this winter are quite as far removed from the statute books as was that famous measure. Labra dor is still cold. Is Business War? Can the ethically right be economi cally wrong? Could any Indictment of n»r present competitive system be more terrible than the following: “It Is necessary to realise in the world of business, as in the battlefield, a world outside the direct control of the Christian ethle.” We should be grate ful for this frank utterance by Mr. Ilastennan. It is simply in line with Hr. H. H. Rogers when he said, “linsl ness is war.” We need not quote the well-known words of Gen. Sherman re garding war. Men are beginning to understand the antl-soclal, anti-reli gious, anti-ethical nature of capitalism and its destructive power over the woiker. writes Rev. George R. I,unn In the Homiletic Review. The condem nation of capitalism, however, is not the equivalent of condemning capital ists in tot©. They are victims of a system which we have outgrown and ought, in the interest our Christian faith, to abbllsh. We have been building monuments to those who could massacre the most. In the cathedrals of Europe and in tho parks of America you will find ten monuments to those who have de ntroyed their kind to every one of those who havo brought the world light and life; but a better day is dawning. Seven years ago, writes Charles L. Goodell, D. D.. in the Hom iletic Review, when France made up Its list of immortals, Napoleon, the greatest of butchers, headed the list, but last year it made another roll of Its noble men, and Pasteur, the savior of human Hfe. stood first. There Is an other noon which has the list of God’s Immortals, and above that list it is written, "They that be wise shall shine as the firmament and they that turn many to rlghtcousm«s as the •tars forever and ever.” It Is said that of those who applied for aid under the British old-age peti tions act, which went Into effect Jan uary 1, nine-tenths were unable to elffn their names. If this Is so. It Is a striking proof that ignorance and In digence go together. Of similar lm port was the argument of a recent on the conditions of labor In England. The writer, not unsympa thetic, spoke of that "multitude of In competents who call themselves tho unewiployed.” That does not tel! the whole story of poverty, for Individual good men have hard leek, and bad times overtake the beet. Brit on the whole, the competent rnnn Micceeds. The contributions made by peopio of the United Ktatrs to the earthquake •ufferers of Italy amount to much more than a million dollars. The re sponse to the call for aid was above •11 things prompt, many of the money orders going by cable direct to the Italian relief ag< ne|es. Rarely ha* there been In the world’s history a more generous answer to an appeal, end Italy can never forget the rich gifts from this land. A Bolomon come to Judgment In London has ruled that a laby has a right to cry and that In eserrlsing this natural prerogative It cannot legally be held as a crying nuisance. A strik ing piece of evidence In the defense was the forced admission for the law yer proseenting the noisy Infant that be had once been • crying baby biro •elf The good American can g»r.>rally bo counted uj on to r>e a hero wbvuevev borotsna Is required. m TTir pwii/mrort /hrjm/p of this galaxy of moneys men who arc* willing to take a substantial risk In furtherance of commercializing air travel. The plans of the new vessel have been worked out through a num ber of experimental years by Kdwj.rd J. Pennington. As much as 15 years ago Pennington attracted a great deal of attention by his airship inventions This new airship that Mr. Nixon has undertaken to build is the result of 17 years' study on the part of Mr. Pen nington, the Inventor. He Is generous in acknowledging his IndebUslness to Count Zeppelin, whose exploits with his dirigible balloons lust year were one of the spectacular developments of aerial navigation in a wonder-working year. Pennington believes, however, that his own idea of discarding silken bags in favor of what he calls a "buoy ancy chamber" made of steel will, with his other Improvements, render his craft immune from the dangers which are sure to beset the present day dirigible balloon. "The great advantage of our ship,” says Mr. Pennington, "is that we shall never need to bring her to tile ground to renew her gas. Pure hydrogen gas as a lifting force will be used in the buoyancy chamber, and this gas, prop erly confined, will last for years with out deteriorating, or need of renewal "That is the real solution of the whole problem, and once our ship is in the air she will float there, out ol ba?i»’s way, until the wear ou her ma chinery renders her useless.” The plans Tor this wonderful air lln er contemplate a steel vessel 1,000 feet long over all. The cigar shaped buoy ancy chamber will measure 700 feet from tip to tip aud eight feet at its greatest diameter. The principle upon which the levia than of the air is operated is that upon which all the later dirigibles, in cluding Count Zeppelin’s, are construct ed. This is the principle of the anni hilation of gravity. In other words, the ship Is given a buoyancy Just sufficient to counteract its weight. That is to say, Mr. Pen nington’s airship, with its buoyancy chamber filled with hydrogen, will, for all its 1,000 feet of steel, weigh almost nothing. A child could lift it with one finger or toss it aloft like a rubbei ball. The ship will be equiped with 11 propellers, five on each side and a larger one. as shown in the picture. Id front. The side propellers revolve on a horizontal plane when It Is desired to raise or lower the craft, acting. In the parlance of aeronautics, us "hell copters.” A cRafj^!Trrfo^wc^*5owTjHowm SKOrfLLERJ OR <fH£UCOPT£RZ" Fact is stranger than Action. A two million dollar airship is hying built for travel between New York city and St. Ix)uis. Is the present year to see a realization oJ practical flight over long distances? Men with the money be lieve so and have contracted with Louis Nixon, the ship builder, for a monster craft which is intended to sail on the air. not on the water. This original air liner will sail, ac cording (to present plans, between New York and St. t -mis. Because of the frequency of I vel between the two cities it is probable that the route will run by Chicago. By the air route the time between the two largest cities of the country will be reduced to much less than the present brief time of the limited trains of the two most promin ent railway thoroughfares. There will be a saving of time because the route will he more direct, all the nieander Ings necessitated by rivers, lakes and mountains being eliminated in the un trnmmeled air. In addition to this it Is predicted that the speed of the airship will be much greater, ordinarily, than has yet been attained by steam or electric en gines. Railway officials claim that a 14 hour run between Chicago and New York is perfectly feasible. Their claims have been substantiated in actual run ning. Fancy, then, reducing this record by four or more hours! That Is the claim set forth by the Inventor and the capitalist backers and the builder of the leviathan which Is going to plow the air. Just as the wonderful, swift ocean liners push their way through the water. This prognostication is not an Idle drearn of n novelist. Actual work has already been started on an airship to have a carrying capacity of 1.000 pas sengerR. and which, if the experiment proves successful, will some time dur ing the early summer be launched with Imposing ceremonies and undertake Its maiden trip from New York to Chlca i go and St. Louis. wnen, nowever, the ship ha* reached a proper altitude and It la i desired to drive her ahead, the "hell copters,” which work on swivel Joints are adjusted to the vertical plane and propel the ship on her chosen course. Or, similarly, they may bo reversed to drive her astern. Two or more or all of these propellers may bo used at any time. Right propellers will drive the ship at an average speed of 30 miles an hour; 11 propellers will send her throuph the air at a 40 mile clip. It is not necessary to use all the propellers at the same time when go ing with the wind, and the hip craft I c«n partly “coast" In these circum stances, Just as an automobile fir rail way locomotive does when descending ! a grade. The buoyancy chamber, as before stated, is to be constructed of steel, and will have many compartments to insure safety in case of puncture, “Perhaps," said Mr. Pennington. "1 am proudest of the automatic rudders ! which I have devised for our airship, i Hy means of these two, one horizontal ; and «me vortical, and the mechanism j which governs them, the ship will maintain her altitude and direction au i tomatlcally. Acting in combination with the barometer, which makes and breaks an electric circuit controlling the motor which handles the altitude I or horizontal rudder, the latter Is | forrofl to act so as to compel the aerial ' craft automatically to conform to the | curvature of the earth. The vertical rudder, which governs the direction of the ship, also acts automatically through an electric motor, whose cir cuit Is made or broken hy a connection with the compass. “For example, should the vessel be traveling west and the wind blowing from the north, she would automatic ally lie pointed northwest; but she would travel, |n fact, straight to he: destination. In short, if we want to go to a certain place we simply set our direction gauge for that place, and will reach there without furtJier steer ing " Tho material for this air-going ship j now being for •» and collected In I the shipyard of \.> .!■» Nixon, on Stat en Island. N. Y. It is to frost roundly |2.hnn noo, and the capital has been furnished by a number of wealthy men who have faith In the future of •"rial travel ** a profitable Invest ment. Among those men. located In various parts of the United States an<| else i where, are Oscar It. Bergstrom, a New York banker; Arthur lywls of the | Standard oil Company; James H. Rob erfy. ex-comptroller of the state of New York; Walter O Allison, a Phila delpMa capitalist. II W. Denison of tho AMs Chalmers Company; George A. Taylor, a banker; John Chlsman and Clarence K. Bennett, capitalists, of New ^ork. T. R. White, a real es tate owner and builder; George Ken nedy. a Poston capitalist; Arthur Scofield of New York; Frank Damron, president of the Bridgeport Realty and Trust Company, of Bridgeport. Ala.; George Howard of Washington. D. C.; J. H Underwood, a civil engineer of Bnenos Ayres, and J. Lamalr. presi dent of the I^malr Construction Com puny. Thurlow Weed Barnes of New York Is credited with the getting together A PERILOUS JOURNEY ttrm the Scribe Goes * 'p to Jeraaeleee Without • Guard. BY THE “HIGHWAY AND BYWAY PREACHER ICepjrlKlit, MR*. bj> Uii Aauiur, W iv. tUWiu Scripture Authority—Rook of EzrB, eapecliily chapters 9 and 10. The Book of Ezra.—The Hook of Ezra *■ undoubtedly a continuation of the Hook jf Chronicles. It covers u period extend ing over seventy-nine years from 536 to 457 B. C. There are two main portions to the book. The first gives the return of the captives in the time of Cyrus. B. C. 536, und the rebuilding of the temple. In terrupted by the Samaritans, but renewed at the preaching of Huggal and Zecharl ah. Some portions of this book are In Chaldee. The aecond part relates the second Immigration of exiles In the reign of Artaxerxes Donglmus. B. C. 457, with Ezra himself, and the Institution of his great reform. Some credit Daniel with being the author of tho first chapter. As regards Ezra 2 and as fur as 3:1, It is found In the seventh chapter of Neheml ah. where many Biblical scholars hold It belongs. The next portion extends from 3:2 to the end of chapter 6. With the exception of one large explanatory addi tion by Ezra, extending from 4:6 to 23. this portion Is the work of a writer con temporary with Zerubbabel and Joshua, and an eye witness of the rebuilding of the temple In the beginning of the reign of Darius Hystaspls. The last four chap ters. beginning with chapter 7, are Ezra’s own. and continue tho history after a gap of fifty-eight years—from the sixth of Darius to the seventh of Artaxerxes. SERMONETTE. Be sure you are right and then go ahead, <s an old adage which is full of profound truth. Note Ezra In the case before us. He has the king's decree author izing his return to Jerusalem. He has the treasure which the king placed in his hands. He has a goodly company of people. Everything seems aus picious for the start. But, be sure you are right be fore going ahead. While in camp there at the river side, Ezra considers every detail of the expedition and thinks of the work which lies ahead of them when they have reached Jerusalem. The chief thought centered around the temple worship. Did he have those who, according to the law, were qualified for the priestly service? And again he looked over his company of followers. No sons of Levi there. Then how could the worship of the temple be carried on? And act ing upon the thought he at once sent to certain who he felt ought to accompany them, and he was not disappointed, for “by the good hand of our God upon us they brought us a man of understanding, of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi," etc. But yet again Ezra would be sure he was right before push ing ahead on the Journey. So he proclaims a fast and seeks God in prayer that he may know, the right way. And he gees on to tell why he was not willing to trust to human means alone for guidance to Jerusalem. “For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way; because we had spoken unto the king, saying: The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.” That is, Ezra had made a pro fession of faith before the king which he was going to live up to. But not in any reckless spirit by which he threw all the burden of protection upon God. He was going to “trust God and keep his powder dry." And so there by the river he waited until the way had been made plain and he was certain that God was leading the way. Then he knew that he was not making any mistake. He was 6ure he was right and he was ready to go forward. This is a beautiful picture of a combina tion of sublime faith and of hard-headed common sense. It is not faith that casts reason aside. And human reason is not safe that trusts rot to the higher leading of God'» spirit. We need both. Y YYYYTTTY Y Y Y Y YYYY THE STORY. rHOSK had been busy days for Kzra the scribe. The kind's decree was In his hnndn granting him permission to return to .Jerusalem and to take with him such treasure and people as he rould collect, and he sot eagerly to work sending word Into all places where the Hebrew* dwelt, asking them to go with him to Jerusalem. He recalled his disappointment years before when he h» ] been pre vented from going up to Jerusalem. "But Hod knew best.” he exclaimed, fervidly. “For hod I gone up then J should have gone up alone, but now J go up with much people and great treasure.” On the appointed day he went to 'he place by the River Ahava. whither he had told the people to come, and was surprised and delighted to see he goodly company which had gath ered. all eager and expectant for ths lourney which lay ahead of them. "When shall we start?" "Cannot wc itart to-mor.-ow morning?" 'T,et us u«t waste any time, but start at once/’ were the words He heard on every side. “But are all here who should return with us?” Ezra questioned. "Well, surely all are here who have |aown any interest in your summons a_id who are disposed to come,” was tlio reply. But not content with this Ezra took a poll of the people in camp and founo that net any of the tribe of Levi were present. “We must have wi^ft us those who can minister the priestly fuuctions," Ezra explained, as he sent messengers in search of such, and noted the im patient expressions of the gathered people. "What did such a little detail as that amount to,” they demanded. "If we are to get to Jerusalem we must get started.” “Yea, but wo must be certain we are starting right, if we would have God with us,” declared Ezra. So they waited another night and the next morning the messengers came back with those upon whose hearts God had moved. “Well, now we are surely reaiy to start,” exclaimed the people, aj the new arrivals from the tribe of Levi took their place in the camp. "W e can get off to-day.” “Nay, but let us not be In too great haste. Have wc sought God in this matter?” asked Ezra, and carrying out the idea expressed In his words he proclaimed a fast. * Wi, no LAjuamMu IU Lilt? people, ‘‘we need to have God point jut the way.” "But we will have the king's sol diers to guide ur, will we not?” ex claimed the people. Ezra did not reply for some min utes. Here was going to be the real struggle. Would the people look at the matter a« did he? “I am ashamed to require of tha king a baud of soldiers,” he said, with quiet earnestness, "and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way. I know he would be willing to send such to help us, but I have already spoken to the king, saying: ‘The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that for sake him.” And should 1 ask of tho king horsemen and soldiers he would think that w’e did not trust our God.” The people were silent, but It was evident to see by their subdued looks that a growing sympathy was taking possession of their hearts and con quering the impatient spirit which was clamoring for an immediate advance. So there at the River Ahava the people and Ezra the scribe fasted and prayed, and in a night vision as Ezra prayed out underneath the stars there came to him the assurance from God that he would lead them if they would but trust him fully and strive each one to do his will. ‘‘Rut how shall I inspire the people with the same confidence?” exclaimed Ezra, half to himself and half in the entreaty of prayer. ‘'Twelve of the chief of the priests shall bear with you the burden of this leadership," spoke a voice. ‘‘Place with each a portion of the sacred vessels of the temple and of the gold and sil ver. and all will be well.” The voice ceased and Ezra knew that the way lay plain before him and that God was waiting to lead the way across the wild stretches of wilderness and desert, where lurked the robber bands. “We have nothing to fear now, for God is surely leading the way,” he ex claimed to the people as they gathered before him the next day, and he pre pared to carry out the instructions of the Lord in dividing the treasure among the priests and making each re sponsible for his portion. So the journey was begun, and their going without guard created no small stir in Babylon, and many woro the dire predictions as to what would hap pen to tho defenseless caravan as it passed through the wilderness regions. But Ezra maintained that God would guide and care for them and thus quieted the fears of the more timid. On the night of the day on which tho caravan started on its long jour ney a mysterious figuro slipped out of the city of Babylon and made his way swiftly along the way which the caravan had taken. He knew that be cause of the women and little ones in the company ho would be able to overtake the caravan before the day light came. 11 is a iricK, Be muttered to him self as he sped on. “They are not traveling without guard. It Is done to trap our band. But we shall see.” Two days later he Joined his com panions In their wilderness retreat and made his report, for he had been stationed In Babylon to spy on cara vans leaving the city to learn their strength and the value of the treasure they carried. "This Is a company of Jews who are on their way bark to Jerusalem. They carry much treasure for their temple there, and they seem to be traveling without any guard whatsoever, save as they talk about a certain Jehovah who is with them to deliver them.” “It is a trick.” exclaimed the leader of the band, "to trap us.” “Just the very words i used,” re plied the returned spy. “No caravan would travel with tho confidence of this company of Jews which was not seen ely protected. But It Is certainly a mystery to know where their strength lies." "We will take no chances," ex claimed the leader, with decision. 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