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THE ANNIE MINES CO ARIZONA. »* HUMBOLDT, THE DAISY FLY KILLER the fllea and afford) comfort to erery home. .It latte the entire reason. Hannlers to per eone. Clean, neat andwillnoteollor once and , Mi Mr z ** wvy t nju any t b/d»a*lf ere, rent prepaid v-'-i 1 ; Thonp*on'* Eye Water \ NAOMI'S SACRED TRUST A ST01Y er THE Kllll Or TH JUDGES IN ISIAEL Br the "Hivhwaj tad By war" PTMebtr (Copyright, ltW. by Uie Author, W. H. C>l»on.) Scripture Authority—Ruth 4:13-17. COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SERMONETTE. The Messianic Line — This beautiful story of Ruth traces for us the genealogy of David, who established the kingly line from which sprang the Christ, the promised Messiah of the Jews. Note the large part which faith plays here. Faith which stirred in the heart of Naomi in the far. country of Moab and drew her back to her God and her people. Faith bringing to Ruth's heart a vision of a better life, and giving her the courage to forsake all that she might find a place with God and God's people. Faith making them both faithful and patient during those early days of bitter trial and poverty after their return to Bethlehem. Faith leading each step of the way through the darkness of their loneliness and grief. Faith reaching out so hopefully, so delicately, and yet so boldly and laying hold of the right to the claim of kinship. Faith inspiring to modest and gracious acceptance of the ex alted position to which the alli ance with Boaz lifted them. Faith finding its ultimate and joyful triumph in a son and heir whose coming was to add its link to the Messianic line around which the thought '* every devout Hebrew parent centered. And let us contemplate how this pathway of faith led step by step In so wonderful and beautiful a way up to the com ing of the Christ, who came not only as the perfect exemplifica tion of the purity and holiness of God, .but as the perfect ex ponent and expression of that faith which was to win the ulti mate and glorious triumph over sin and death and the grave. All that this world has ever had from God has come along the pathway of faith, yea in the very beginning it was the faith of the son of God, the second person of ths Trinity, which brought the universe into being and created the earth and all that is therein. This pathway of faith can be traced through the Bible from Genesis to Reve lation. It has been the slender thread on which has hung the fate of the human race, and it is still the only medium of ac cess to God and the one element which, if absent from the human life, makes all other virtues and attainments of none avail. "This Is the victory that over cometh the world, even our faith." It was faith which could lift a Moabitish woman from the midst of an alien and heath en race to become the great grandmother of David, the an cestor of the Christ. Think of the Divine honor which thus came to Ruth because of faith, and then consider how much of God's blessing may be yours through faith in the 8on of God. ooooOooooooooooooooooo^ooo THE STORY. IffiOD bath been good to il responded Boaz, to us, indeed," the happy words of gratitude which Ruth, hla wife, had just spoken. "Yes," continued Ruth, "He hath given me thee''—looking up with lov ing glance Into the face that bent over THEY'RE M08TLY LIKE THI8. Beautiful Faith of Woman in the Man 8he Loved. People think that because I am a woman," said Mrs. Hetty Green, "I can be Imposed on; but usually they find out their mistake." «< She was talking about a lawyer wherein she had disputed her lawyer's bill, and this topic naturally led her to the topic of women'B trustfulness. "There's a case in point," said Mrs. Green, smiling grimly, "about a young and pretty school teacher. She once asked her class for an original defini tion of the word 'wife.' " 'A wife is a rib,' said one little girl. 'Wives are guiding stars,' said an other. v " 'A comforter,' said a third. " 'An inspiration,' said a fourth. Altogether the definitions were rather prosy and commonplace, hut finally a child of 11, smiling archly, « ; edg*. . 'A wife is a person for a man hsr—"and now He hath given me a son—and thee, too," she added, eag erly. A sound came from the other side of the room, where the aged Naomi was busy about the household cares, which sounded much like a sob, and caused Ruth to look in that direction. "And thee, too, mother," she added, hastily, while a shadow passed over her face, and was gone again as the baby cooed and reached up its little hand and touched her cheek. She buried her face in the little one's clothing, as she pressed him to her breast, and when she lifted her face again she said, appealingly, to her husband: "And I want our son to be named after thee, my husband. Cannot it be so?" Again the half-suppressed sob sound ed from the other side of the room, followed this time by a choking voice, which said: "Is not Naomi to be consulted in the naming of the child?" "Why, mother dear, I had not thought to shut you out. I had not thought that you cared," and again the troubled shadow crossed her face. "Will not the Lord, who hath given us the son, also in His own good time give us a name for him?" asked Boaz, hastily, anxious that no suspicion of disharmony should exist between the two women who had been so close to each other in love and sympathy, and who had rejoiced together over the coming of the babe and had planned so earnestly for his future. "Yes, we can wait," both women re sponded in the same breath, and there the matter rested for the time being, but in the heart of each the troubled thoughts which had been there since the coming' of the babe remained. Neither knew just how the feeling arose, for there was no spoken word, but each became conscious of a jeal ous solicitude over the child; each was utterly consumed with love and ambition for the child, and each felt a personal pride and triumph in him. And as the days had passed, Ruth had lavished her love and attentions upon the child, had talked of her plans for the child, and, without realizing it, had scarcely given Naomi chance for a share in it all. How the old woman's heart yearned for a sense of owner ship and proprietorship in the child. How her eyes feasted themselves upon the face and form of the babe, and followed with a great hunger in her -flfcgp every move that the 4Jttle one made. The mother became conscious of this and the * thought had flashed through her heart: baby for her b%n. the climax, as indicated In the opening conversation of our story. From that moment, when the whole situation was revealed to the heart of Ruth, there began a great struggle in her heart. It was her baby. Yes, her heart welled with gratitude and love as she remembered how it was through the loving, helpful influence of Naomi that she had come to know the true God and had found entrance to a new life that now had opened up to her seemingly in all its rich fullness and blessing, and yet, as she hugged her baby close, she would say over and over to herself: "He is mine." And Naomi; as she hovered about mother and child, and sought in tender solicitude to minister to them, by quick intuition became conscious of the state of Ruth's heart and it came as a great and cruel stab at her heart. This babe that had come like an answer from heaven that the name of her dead husband might not be cut oft in Israel, and forever shut her family from hope of being in the fa vored line of the promised one who should be a leader like Moses; this babe whom she felt belonged to her in a peculiar way; this babe whom she felt instinctively was destined to be come great In Israel—was she not to have special charge of him? Was she not to have the direction of his mind and life as she alone, a devout mother in Israel, was able to give it? How she wanted to pour the wealth of her devotion to God into that little life as She wants my And then had own to find fault with when things go wrong.' "'Good!' cried the pretty teacher, laughing. 'Good! That is the best definition of all. The best, the truest'. "But that afternoon on the way home from school, the little girl whose definition had so pleased, tripped de murely up to the teacher and said: " 'Are you not going to marry that tall, handsome young man I see you with nearly every night?' " 'Yes,' said the teacher. " 'Well, then, if my definition of a wife was true—' " 'Ah, dear, with us nothing will ever go wrong. He says so himself." Cause for Indignation. The little fellow Arvld is the son of our coachman and is so unwelcome a caller around Jennie's kitchen that the other day the girl slammed the door in his face. A few minutes afterwards the tiny Swede was heard telling the Incident to a neighbor, indignantly ex claiming: "Why, she shut the door right in my looks!"—Chicago Tribune. It unfolded, that It might prove a life pleasing unto God. Thus in the hearts of these two wo men the struggle went on. But with Ruth tho conflict was es pecially fierce, for the natural inclina tions of the mother heart were pitted against the higher and better self. She was conscious of Naomi's peculiar claim upon the child and of her special fitness to have the care and training of him. But how could she yield the place she wanted to occupy to her son, even though it was to one whom she knew could fill it better? So she asked herself over and over again, and was 8till asking the question on the day appointed when the neighbors and friends had been summoned to the presentation of the child before the priest Eli. In fact, after all the guests had arrived, .the question was still un answered. The baby was still in her arms, where, with feverish solicitude, she had kept him, as though fearful that to put him down was to lose him. All through the ceremonies she held him, and now has come the time when he shall be named. It Is her right to name him, and she can call him Boaz, as she had expressed her wish to do. Silence has fallen upon all the glad, expectant company. All eyes turn to Ruth and wait for her to speak. The conflict rages fierce within her breast. Will she speak, or will she give her baby up? What shall she do? She must do something. They are all waiting. Shall she let the self ish claims of her own heart dictate; or shall she yield to the dear Naomi? She rises to her feet, the precious baby still in her arms. She advances across the floor, the baby still hugged close to her bosom. She turns, when in the center, and moves swiftly to wards Naomi. She reaches the old woman's side. She stoops and, open ing her arms, she places the precious baby in the arms of the mother-in law, while a great and glorious light illuminates her face. A glad note of approval sweeps over the company, and the women said unto Naomi: "Blessed be the Lord, which hath not left thee this day without a kins man that his name may be famous in Israel. And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourlsher of thine old age; for thy daughter-in-law, which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath born him." And they called his name Obed, and Naomi took the child and laid it in her bosom, and she became nurse un to it. Consecrated by Royalty. The emperor's great bell In the Ca thedral of Cologne was consecrated with great pomp. Twenty-two cannons taken from the French were assigned by the Emperor William for its manu facture. It was cast by Andreas Hamm Frankenthal, and more than 5,000 pounds was paid for the casting. It bears an Inscription, recording that "William the most august em peror of the Germans and king of the Prussians, mindful of the heavenly help granted to him whereby he con ducted the late French war to a pros perous issue, and restored the German empire, caused cannon taken from the French to be devoted to founding a bell to be'hung in the wonderful ca thedral, then approaching comple tion.' A likeness of St. Peter, the name patron of the church, Is on the side, beneath which is a quatrain in the style of the medieval conceits, praying that, as devout hearts rise heavenward at hearing the sound of the bell, so may the doorkeeper of Heaven open wide the gates of the ce lestial mansion. On the opposite side is inscribed a sextet In German.—Sun day Magazine. Fish Welcome Coming of 8torm. The weather has a noticeable effect on fish of all kinds. Fishermen will tell you that trout become electrified with energy before a storm. As if in joyful anticipation of a feast, sharks disport playfully about ships before a hurricane rises. Ducks Prey on 8wallows. This curious story of ducks and swallows is related by a correspond ent: As he was passing a farmyard he saw the ducks catching and eating swallows. One duck was swimming in the pond and caught a swallow skimming above the water. With con siderable struggling and holding the swallow under water the duck ate the bird. Another duck that was on soft mud also caught a swallow and eventually ate it, but only after a longer struggle, as it could not bold the swallow under water. An Ambassador's Butisr. The practice of tipping 1* not entire ly bad; the recipients at least derive some benefit. A former butler of Mr. Choate, American ambassador to Eng land before Mr. Reid, has built a large hotel on the coast on the tips be re ceived from visitor* to the American embassy, whose servants make more money than those attached to other embassies, chiefly because of the num ber of wealthy Americans who visit the ambassador and scatter Ups with traditional generosity. Nothing I Ate Agreed With Me. Ti Wi mi * n i § s. m v : . ... |±S m m ft MBS. LENOBA BODENHAMER. Mrs. Lenora Bodenhamer, R. F. D. 1. Box 09, Kernersville, N. C., writes: " I suffered with stomach trouble and ndigestion for some time, and nothing that I ate agreed with me. I was very nervous and experienced a continual feeling of uneasiness and fear. I took medicine from the doctor, but it did me no good. " I found in one of your Peruna books i description of my symptoms. I then wrote to Dr. Hartman for advice. He said I had catarrh of the stomach. I took Peruna and Manalin and followed ais directions and can now say that I feel as well as I ever did. I hope that all who are afflicted with die same symptoms will take Peruna, as it lias certainly cured me." The above is only one of hundreds who aave written similar letters to Dr. Hartman. Just one such case as this m titles Peruna to the candid consider ition of every one similarly afflicted. If ohis be true of the testimony of one per on what ought to be the testimony of Hundreds, yes thousands, of honest, sin cere people. We have in our files a great many other testimonials. 44 SAHARA GROWING DRYER. French Observer Says the Oases Are Shrinking and Will Disappear. C. F. Gautier, a French explorer, Is authority for the statement that the Sahara Is continuously becoming drier to such an extent that the oases are perceptibly drying up and will disap pear altogether in a relatively short time. He quotes historic records and physical signs to show that springs were at one time more plentiful than now, and that the extent of the patches where vegetation flourishes were much greater even 50 to 100 years ago. As the climate of the region has un dergone no change in perhaps thou sands of years, he believes that the disappearance of the water must be due to purely mechanical causes. He considers that it is due to the con tinual advance of the great sand masses to the north, thus forming an Impenetrable barrier against the wa tershed of the Atlas mountains.—N. T. 8un. His Favorite Descent. But why don't you care to take children?" asked the lady who was hunting for a flat. "Because they take up too much room in the elevator, grumbled the despotlcal janitor. "Well, my little boy won't use the elevator. Will that satisfy you?" "No; If he don't use the elevator he will scratch up the steps every time he comes down." "But he won't come down the steps." "What? He won't come down the steps?" "No; he will slide down the banisters." II M DR. TALK8 OF FOOD Pres, of Board of Health. "What shall I eat?" !• the dally In quiry the physician la met with. I do not heBitate to say that In my judg ment, a large percentage of disease Is caused by poorly selected and improp erly prepared food. My personal ex perience with the fully-cooked food, known as Grape-Nuts, enables me to speak freely of its merits. From overwork, I suffered several yea s with malnutriton, palpitation of the heart, and loss of sleep. Last summer I was led to experiment per sonally with the new food, which I used in conjunction with good rich cow's milk. In a short time after I commenced its Use, the disagreeable symptoms disappeared, my heart's ac tion became steady and normal, the functions of the stomach were proper ly carried out and I again slept as soundly and as well as in my youth. "I look, upon Grape-Nuts as a per fect food, and no one can gainsay hut that it has a most prominent place in a rational, scientific system of feeding. Any one who uses this food will soon be convinced of the soundness of the principle upon which it 1 b manufac tured and may thereby know the facts as to its true worth." Read, "The Road to Wellvil'e" In pkgs. "There'* • Reason. 11