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i 1 * ■tvl.ISSS.II0 SAILS or UUAAACA TLAN /// CHAPULTrprc papk, crry or ST£X/CO ■ ■ Standing on the steps of the state capitol at Denver, Gov. Shafroth of Colorado smiled and waved his hand to a scout car that was quickly speed ing away from the capital bearing the flags of Old Mexico and the United States and followed by a dozen well filled cars. This was the final farewell to the car and its crew of four men who were going to make a trip from Den ver to Mexico City, a distance of al most 2,400 miles, the greater part of •which was unexplored. The trip was being taken to map a route between Denver and the Mexi can capital over which an endurance contest will be run next October. George A. Wahlgreen, a leading citi zen of Denver, last fall offered a handsome trophy to the car that w’ould cover this distance with the best endurance record, Fodr men undertook this trip in a 30-horsepower cur, w:hich had already quite a full experience. For the past 30 days this car has been driving through Old Mexico and the men have been having strange experiences in a country where automobiles have never been before and the American never before set his foot. This path was taid over miles and miles of sandy desert wastes and rock strewn plains and parched sands. They traveled for days without the sight of u bird, wa ter, a human face or even a human abode. At nights they slept by the side of their car. with revolvers in hand, and were sung to sleep by the wail of the coyotes, which broke the awful stillness of a semi-tropical des ert. The party consisted of Billy Knipper, an experienced driver of racing cars; F. Ed. Spooner, newspa per man; W. E. McCarton of Denver and James H. Howard, a guide. Tills party left Denver May 1 and arrived In Mexico f’lty June 3 at mid day. The trip from Denver to El Paso, the last stop this side of the Mexican border, was full of pleasant driving, soon to be forgotten when the car got into the unexplored coun try. The trip was made literally along mountain tops. The car start ed at an altitude of 5,173 feet above sea level and ended In Mexico City, which is 8,000 feet above sea level. At no time was the route below 3.500 feet. In every town they stopped at they met a lively reception. The f>arty arrived In El Paso May 12. Tire pathfinders took on a great coat of tan during the eight dnys of traveling over the mountains and des erts. The party spent one day of rest in El Paso and this time was spent in generally overhauling the car and get ting additional supplies for a dash Into a country in which they did not know when they would meet man again. The crew found here that the trip of the American car Into Mexico was being accepted as of much greater moment than they had anticipated. They were Informed that down In Mexico, all along the line, prepara tions were being made to receive the tourists and extend every courtesy They left El Paso with light hearts not knowing that it was theirs to re turn again. It was here, though, that they tud some tried difficulties in getting through the customs on May 13, but finally the car was passed and the members received their passports car rying the additional rights of ex plorers. They passed the Mexican burros drawing wood and water and the Mex ican drivers were found to be very apathetic. Inquiries of these Mexi cans by Interpreter James Howard led to plenty of replies. One said It •was "dos cigarros” to Ouadaloupe. meaning that two cigarettes would be smoked during the distance. Others used leagues as measurements, others used kllomoters. It was proven that the guide which they had taken on at El Paso knew little more about the roads, or pre tended to know less, than they them it pelves. In following nis directions. I they took the right fork of a danger ous looking rAad and went hub deep In adobe mud Block and tackle, which was part of their equipment, came into play, and the car came out backward. They started around this and the car was burking the sand nobly, although the men often had to get oat to cut Rage brush fresn the way and dig sand from under the wheels before they could make head way. Finnlly the car went down over the hubs In what proved to be quick sand, and refused to budge. The block and tackle proved of no avail. They saw that it was a case of camp and wail for relief. This was their first taste of the bitter of path finding. They later found that they were strnnded in a desert 46 miles from a railroad, without food and wa ter. They finally decided that Billy Knlpper. the driver, and F. Ed. Spoon er would stay with the car and Mo Oarton and Howard, the guide, would walk until they found a ranch house or some other place where they could get aid. The plnce where they were stuck is known as Tlerra Blanca, or White Earth, so called from the sand composing it. Here the sand drifted like snow and they seemed to be in the midst of great oceans of sand. The wind heaped the sand through the wheels of the car like a cyclone, and ns fast ns they would dig the sand from under the wheels more i would blow in. The hardships of the two men left with the car were even greater than those of the relief party. The sun was broiling hot and they made a cover, throwing blankets over two poles lying against the car. Their wa ter hags were empty and they squeezed nil the water from the radi ator of the car. This water they mixed with some powdered peas and made a mixture which they called cold pea soup and which they said tasted like cough medicine. They were there for three days subsisting on this fare with no solid food. At the close of the third afternoon they saw Howard coming over the sands holding a water bottle toward them. They rushed from their im provised tent with a shout of Joy and Ptaggered as drunk for the precious liquid. The first relief party that was sent out from El Paso were unable to lift the car from Its bed of sand, and they had to return for further assistance. Six men went out In another car and by means of 380 feet of rope used as a block and tackle placed around the relief car they were finally able to lift the car from the sand. After taking on supplies they again plunged into the unknown country. One time during the last lap the car slid on the edge of a clifT and hung there on such a fine point that a baby could have dumped it over. It was only by two of the members of the party springing from the car and holding to It that the car and two of its occupants were saved. It was finally swung to safety by block and tackle and proceeded on Its way. The dangers thnt these men met In going through this practically un know n# country would fill a book. The car was met at Tula. 25 miles out of Mexico City. Its final destination, and escorted Into the city with great pomp and ceremony. President Diaz wel corned the pathfinders. Now the car. followed by a large number of other* filled with local motorists, paraded the streets of the city, which was ban ner-flung with welcoming words. They were given a dinner that night at the Hotel Geneve and a ball on the same evening. On Sunday the party wax entertained by a bull fight of real Mexican style and the pathflndlng crew was given the honor of carrying Harper Lee, the greatest American bull fighter, Into and around the ring several times to be reviewed by Presi dent Diaz by his arrangement. He was present in full uniform. The car was the object of great curiosity, and many of the native Mexicans, who had been following its progress through the republic south ward, knowing the condition of the Mexican roads, declared that such a trip was Impossible. This was also said In the western states through which the car passed. Motorists say that this Is one of the greatest feats brought to the notice of autotnobiledom In years and will pave the way for a great automobile Indus try In the southern republic. The friendly Invasion. of the cars that cover this course next October will add to the amiability of the twp great American republic* THE PENITENT KING U Restored to Jerusalem »Y THE “HIGHWAY AND BYWAY" PREACHER (Copyright. Us*, by UmAdUim, W. s. Unu j Scriptural Authority. — 2 Chron., chapter 33 and Apocryphal Book of Manasses' Prayer. Manasses’ Prayer.—The repentance and restoration of Manasses furnish the sub ject of many legendary stories. The Greek text which is the basis of the translation which constitutes the twelfth book of the Apocrypha Is undoubtedly original, and not a mere translation from the Hebrew. The writer was well ac quainted with the L.XX. But beyond this there Is nothing to determine the date at which ho lived. . . . The allusion to the patriarchs (1. $). appears to fix the authorship on a Jew; but the clear teach ing on repentance points to some time not long before the Christian era. There Is no Indication of the place at which the prayer was written. The earliest refer ence to the prayer Is contained In a fragment of Julius Afrtcsnue (clr. A. D.). but It may be doubted whether the words In their original form clearly re ferred to the present composition. The prayer was never distlnetly recognized as a canonical writing, though It was in cluded In many manuscripts of the l.XX am! of the Iaitln version, and has been leservedly retained among the Apoc rypha In authorized versions and by I.u ther. The I^atln translation which oc curs In Vulgate Manuscripts is not by the hand of Jerome. SERMONETTE. The ideal of the penitent’s prayer is found in the 51st Psalm, credited to David, and perhaps familiar to the exiled king as he sat insackcloth and ashes by the rivers of Babylon and prayed that he might be re stored to his Jerusalem. “Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kind ness; according unto the mul titude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. "Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. "For I acknowledge my trans gression: and my sin is ever before me. "Against thee, thee only, have I sinned and done this evil In thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. "Behold, I was shapen In In . Iquity; and In sin did my moth er conceive me. "Behold, thou desirest truth In the Inward parts; and In the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. "Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. "Make he to hear joy and gladness: that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. "Hide my face from my sins, and blot out all mine Iniquities. "Create In me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. "Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. "Restore unto me the Joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with they free spirit. "Then will I teach transgres sors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. "Deliver me from blood guilti ness, O God, thou God of my salvation; and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. "O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. "For thou desirest not sacri fice; else would I give It; thou delightest not In burnt offer ings. "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. "Do good In thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thob the walls of Jerusalem. "Then shaft thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteous ness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.” THE STORY. THE rattle of that chain! \\ ould It over chafe less upon that tender soul? It did not seem ns though he. the proud Man asses, king of Judah, could ever become used to the Indignity. Away off In that Babylonian exile the thing which cut deepest Into his heart was the consciousness that he bore upon his arms and hln legs tho Iron shackles of Sennacherib. And because he could not bear to hear the clank, clank of his chains he mnde as few moves ns possible, and always muffled the sound of the chain In the folds of his robes. "Fetters, when I should be holding the scepter," he exclaimed one day. petulantly. He hod come to hln fa i vorlte nook by tho side of one of the beautiful streams which flowed near Babylon. His heart was still rebel lious, and he refused to harbor the thought for an Instant that he was to blame and had brought his troubles upon his own head. No, Instead he persisted In fcls efforts to Justify his own conduct. If serving the gods of the nations aootit had brought these evils upon him how was It that Sen nacherib had grown great tod power ful serving practically the same del ties? he asked himself ovei and over gala. Bat the man who argues has il ready more than half admitted that there is a doubt in his heart as to ths course he has pursued, and so it was with Manasses, and as the days lengthened into weeks and the weeks into months, there crept into his heart more and more the consciousness of the utter folly and wickedness of his course, and remorse tilled his soul be cause of his horrible sin in offering uf his beautiful son upon the outstretch ed arms of the god Moloch. “What hath he ever done for you?* came the query Into his own heart. “No. but he hath robbed you of youi son." continued the Inner voice in ar ' gument. The clank of the chain sounded at that moment and again the angry emotions took full possession of him, but these feelings gave way to the Ac cusing voice of conscience which con tinued to speak, condemning him fm his sins and the sins into which he had led the nation. “Would (Jod hear him if he pra>ed?" came the thought one day. Moloch, whom he had served so fnithfullv had not heard him when he had prayed to him, neither had he come to ' his help. “Would God do better?” "O Lord. Almighty God or our F*n thers. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and of their righteous seed.” he exclaimed In the agony of despair one day, look ing up to heaven and holding up the manacled hands ns though ho would show them to God. "Thou nrt the I,ord God. Indeed,*' he exclaimed, after a silence, “thou art ho who hast mnde heaven and earth, with nil the ornament thereof; who hast bound the sea by the word of thy commandment; who hast shut up the deep, and sealed it by thy ter rible and glorious name; whom all men fear, and tremble before thy power.” His voice broke ns he spoke the words. “Was this true?" he asked himself. Then nlmost fiercely ns though ho would strengthen his fnith, he cried: "Yea, tt is true, for the mnjesty ot thy glory cannot be borne, and thine angry threatening towards sinners It importable. Gut thy merciful promise Is unmeasurablo and unsearchable; for thou art the most high Ixrrd. ot great compassion, long-suffering, very merciful and repentest of the evils ol men. Thou, O Lord, according to thy goodness, hast promised repentance and forgiveness to them Hint have sinned against thee; and of thine In finite mercies hast appointed repent ance unto sinners, that they be saved.” The thought as it swept over him and he gave expression to It In words brought much of comfort and encour agement. and ho continued his suppli cation: "Thou, therefore, O Lord, thou art the God of the Just, hast not ajv pointed repentance to tho Just, as tc Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, which have not sinned against thee. But thou hest appointed repentance unto me that am a sinner: for I have sinned above the number of the sands of tho sea. My transgressions. 0 Ixird, are multiplied, nnd I am not worthy to behold nnd see tho height of the heaven for the multitude ol mine iniquities. I nm bowed down with ninny Iron bands, thut I cannot lift up mine head, neither have any release; for I havo provoked thy wrath, nnd done evil before thee." Again his voice broke under the strain of emotion which filled hi* heart, for now that the currents of his life had set in Godward everything was swept before them, bringing a realizing sense of the awful sins ol which ho had been guilty. "I did not thy will, neither kept 1 thy commandments. I have set up abominations, and have multiplied of fenses. Now, therefore, I bow the knee of mine heart, beseeching thee of grace. I have sinned, O Lord. I have sinned, and I acknowledge mine Iniquities. Wherefore I humbly be seech thee, forgive me. O Ixml. for give me nnd destroy me not with mine iniquities. Be not angry with me forever, by reserving evil for ine; neither condemn me Into the lower parts of the earth. For thou art the God. even the God of them that re peat; and in me thou wilt show all thy goodness. For thou wilt save mo, that am unworthy, according to thy great mercy. Therefore I will praise thee forever all the days of my life: , for all the powers of the heavens do praise thee, and thine Is the glory for ; ever nnd ever. Arnen." Ah ho finished, the query crept into his *ieart: “Had God heard?” In silence he sat there, given up wholly to his thoughts, and he did not 1 hear the approaching footstepa, or note that a messenger from the king was standing near. “The king hath sent to release thee,” spake the voice. With a startled cry of Joy, Manassei leaped to his feet. Could It bo true* or was he only dreaming. Thus did he wonder while the chains were be ing cut to release his hands and his feet, but on the long Journey back to his beloved Jerusalem, where he was again to rule, he knew that God had heard his prayer and had answered. True Falth.# True faith In God such as will *1- I ways help, grows out of knowing his character. It Is built on the three words, “God Is love," and thuH It Is a heart-faith, or love-faith. It is a faith that God will ever do what is In accordance with love, and nothing 1 contrary to It. It Is a faith 1 that as God Is love, so he will bo to wards you everything that love can mean pitiful, sympathetic and help ful, In return It trusts and doe* not worry, no matter what the clrcum stances are. [p Nobody See/~ YOU|^)ROP> You stop on a bana na peel. you stumblo in * th« snow. Or In a doson othet way a your feet niaj upward go— You scoot around and slam about and try to keep erect.' You twist and S()utrm and Jerk and Jump, but that has no effect. And finally you lose all holds and with a whacking sound You tlnttun out until you feel you’ve shaken all tho ground. Hut when you scram ble to your feet you tbtnk that after all It doesn't matter half so much If no one saw you fall. And all through life It's much the same ns walking on tha street Temptatlon spreads banana peels to tangle up your feet. l'omptatlon drifts n little snow until *tls white and nice Above a glaring sheet of smooth and mighty sllpp'ry Ice. Sometimes you manage to pull through, but other times you (all And emne down with a force that would break up a coat of mall. And then Old Mm Itomorso Is twice ns wide and big and tall If there were lots of other folks whs changed to see you fall. QidMan Giddles Observes. Henry Tod more argued two hour* with mo the other day to prove his theory that Mars is Inhabited, and while he was talk ing he missed a ehnnco to rent his vacant house. The Appledale summer hotel is putting In exten she improvements for the coming sea son. Two now cuspidors uml a bolt of mosquito netting have been or dered. The law of nveragea is that every man makes a fool of himself uhout once in so often regardless of advice or example. Otherwise there would be no material for advlco or exam ples. Every once In a while you ought to do something good, so that the preach er will not be overworked on your funeral sermon. It Is my contention that in spite of all the Heautlful Theories as many children are spanked now ns ever were. The Real Prisoner. “For 40 (lays,’” says tho man with the pallid face, “I hnve been under the constant guard of nn officer. I have not been permitted to eat or sleep without being watched. I have not been allowed to see my family, except for a moment, and then only under the watchful eye of a represen tative of the law; and even then I could not go to my fnmlly. They had to come to tbo place where I was con fined. I have not been permitted to read a paper; I have not been allowed to write letters; friends have been kept from me; my business associates have been compelled to stay away from me; I could not attend a theater or anything like that; I was not even conceded the privilege of consulting tl .*» attorneys who usually look nfter rny legal affairs. All this time, when eating or sleeping, I hnve been forced to sit on a hard chair tn a little par titioned space, under the gaze of the public. Hut now, thank heaven, I am free.” "Why,” says the friend, “that is atrocious. Any prisoner has a right to—’’ “Hut I wag a Juryman!" Was It a Hoodoo? "Isn't it strange?" aHks Mrs Henry Peck. "I have Just been thinking that you proposed to me at 13 minutes past one, on Friday, the thirteenth day of the month. You surely were not superstitious at all, or you would have been afraid I would have re jected you.” Hen Peck says nothing, hut looks at the wall and thinks and thinks. Too Ea-ly. "I would dig a canal through this strip,” said Dalboa, trudging across Panama, "hut Just at present there nre no trusts to give me a great sal ary and call me off the Job.” Sighing deeply, he went on and dis covered the Pacific, UNFORTUNATE SURVIVAL Hiram—So olo Ilnnk Hardapple had a hand-to-hand fight with a grizzly b ar an* lived t* toll th‘ tale? Silas (disconsolately)—Yas, by gum, ad' thet seems t* bo all ho lived fnr! Wedding Fee in Installments. Some of the ‘squires in rustic New Jersey seem to be pretty hard pushed for cash. To get the cash they do not hesitate to uso most unusual methods. One of these J. P.’s advertised the other day that he was ready and will ing to marry couples at any time, day Ar night, for u consideration of $!> and that he was willing to accept )1 In dash down and tho rest In weekly In stallments of $1 until tho fee of $5 was paid up. The very night after tho first appearance of this advertisement the J. p. referred to was called upon to "make good" his bluff. Shortly after midnight a couple which had como In an automobile awakened him from his sleep and asked to he mnrricd under the Installment plan offered In tho advertisement. And tho J. P. was game and made good. Resinol Produces Immediate Reeulte and Is the Surest Remedy Known for Itching Piles. Hcslnol Ointment Is tho best thin* ever produced for tho relief and cure of itching plies, ns can be proven by a single trlnl test. An occaslouni uppll cation will prevent tho return of this annoying affection. It is nn excellent healing remedy and we keep it In the house nil tho time. J. It. Herzog, D. D. 8., Now York City. Unfortunately Coupled. 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