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Ouk Aim : To Tell the Truth, Obey the Law, and Make Money. Our .tto : Talk for Home, Work for Home, and Fight for Home. VOL, 34. OKOLONA, MISS., WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 1906. NO. 31. THE NEBRASKA LION." Written for this paper by Col. J. S. Felter, of Springfield, Illinois. ND be shall come up as a lion oat of the swelling of Jordan. And behold the lion ie here. Bat the people have seen the lion rise' to the surface on two -former occa sions, and also disappear to rise again. The last rise was to be a flying roll and shoot around the world to dazzles the gaze of the waiting expectations of the sanctified a rehabilita tion and animation to the -glorification of the de spondent spirits of a decayed appetite. Nebraska fusionist, Kansas confusioniat and Cleveland ohtruaioniat should unite as one, and stand in the last days before the meteor and wor ship the lion at the cross of a dead Demoeracy. Selah! ' v The lion heard the whelps' cry and roared, and the whelps knew his voice, and straightway, sought oat his coming and going and planned a feast. They hope to meet again.' Bat this time tbey (the whelps) passed by the cross with its silver lining; for they had traveled that way before, and their feet were sore from the thistles and cacti on the plains of the West. Moreover, tbey bad lost their way and went toward the desert, and so they (the whelps) took council among themselves and resolved to take a batb, and meet the flying roll and cage the lion as it arose to the surface of the waters of regeneration. Selah 1 Tbey (the whelps) are filled with hot air. Their stomachs have been empty for a long time, and the hope of a square meal makes the feast essential to their being, for there is no other lion they (the whelps) do believe. Now, in the last days of the prophecy, one who opened the roll thought he understood the sayings written therein, and straightway assembled the en ter rifled saints that he might make known to all the Bare fulfillment; and when they bad assembled, and order was restored, arose and stretched forth his hand, and spake unto them, saying: "Behold! the child of destiny ie here, elad in the shining gar ments of victory, to lead the onterrified sons of the sonny Sooth from the worship of the golden calf." He has passed from the Jordan, whose banks were of silver and gold, and left behind him the money craze. He lias winged around the world, and broadened his mental horizon and enlarged his statesmanship. He has become Bate and sane. He Is absolutely free from former Popolistic tendencies, and the mosey monopolist will contribute to do him honor. Now, therefore, brethren, let us hasten to seize the hem of bis garment that we may be filled. But where the sons of God meet there the devil 1b also. And there rose one among them, saying: "How can these things be written in the rollt for is It not' written, 'His servants ye are whom ye obey;' and if the money monopoly contribute to the lion' victory, how can one lion be greater tban a Mot. owned and trained by the same master to do his will! " Now it was that a division was likely to arise, and the chairman declared the speaker ont of order, the chairman saying it was not a time to quibble over money matters, for the time bad come for prac tical work. Our faith has been of long standing and our wants many; onr hearts are faint and oar stomach empty, and we mast have office at any price, or we perish; and the conference committee Hhooted, "You bet!" Selah 1 And straightway an order went forth calling the hopefuls from Oyster Bay to Buzzard's Roost to assemble at the river and behold atsd honor the Ne braska liooi ; Tom Want Something, Chairman Committee on Necessities. gese, or, in fact, any language, are those who are most directly in touch with English the merchants, shippers, teachers, clergymen, travelers and mem bers of the diplomatic corps. 'Many of these have a fair knowledge of English, and that language is in most instances the medium of commercial relations. Its adaptability to the needs of commerce and sci ence, its elasticity, virility and directness, aa com pared with Spanish, makes English the language of the trader. - Two hundred yearn ago English was spoken by hardly anyone outside of the British islands and a comparatively small area in North America. In 1895 it was estimated that it was spokeu by 124,- 130,000 persons, or nearly one-tenth of the earth's inhabitants. " Despite the Mexican laws requiring that the ac counts and records of corporations be kept in Span ish, and that railway employes be able to speak that THE SUNDAY-SCHOOL. Written for this paper by Edward S- Wilson, of Springfield, Ills Have a time and place to pray, And read the Bible every day. HE Bible, first and last. The Bible the end of the controversy. The Bible in the hands of superintend ent, teachers and scholars, Fre empt the early morning hours for God. as vou read and meditate upon the holy Scriptures. Promptness in your attendance and in your serv ice for the Lord in the Sunday-school indicates nrenaration. Plan dan for the Lord's work as i "en do yoar own. Rnndav arhool saDerintendent. teacher, be at ieaet as finished in your preparation to superintend or to teach as you would be in the preparation of an 9ft fi 1 Mm 4 in THE PAN-AMERICAN LANGUAGE. In naming a suburban station near Bio de Janeiro in honor of Secretary Boot, Brazil gives further evi dence of the' rapid expansion of the EDglish lan guage. It is likely that the native pronunciation of Mr. Boot's name will wholly conceal its origin, bat it will remain as a sort of milestone on the road which English is traveling Southward. In the Latin-American countries beyond the Bio Grande are fully 50,000,000 persons whose offi cial language, at least, is either Spanish or Portu gese, though the actual number speaking these tongues is ptobably not greater tban one-half the population. . - Those who read and write Spanish and Porta- v. ft a- o See America First. There's a newer game been tarted Than the newest game you know; It will change all routes of travel , And will stop the outward flow Of our money, df pur dollars; It's a game thatjBhould be nursed, And the people interested Call it "See your country first." You sigh f,or soft Italian skies? This country has as fair. You sigh for Alpine summits? Alpine summits can't compare With the grand peaks of the Rockies, Whose grand summits rise and burst On your senses like a vision! . You should see your country first. Have you been to Colorado? Have you done a giant swing Through the canyons, up the mountains? Have you ever seen a thing To compare with our own montains? Why, when they, are at their worst They beat any place in Europe! You should see your country first. And our Colorado canOn Tourists certainly are blind When they rush away to Europe Leaving that, unseen, behind. Farther west are the Sierras, With their golden treasure pursed; Show good sense, be patriotic, ' Wait and see your country first. We have taller, grander mountains, We bavH deeper canyons, too; We have girls whose wondrods beauty Will far more appeal to you Than the girls of any country: Irish Nora? French Elise? Nay, beside our laughing2 maidens What to you are all of these? J. M. Lewis in Houston (Tex.) Post. 1 J a- f " , s' - A P 4,4 & r m mi m language, English has made rapid advances in our nearest southern neighbor. There, are English newspapers and clubs and rborches and schools in Mexico. Mexicans themselves are preferring Eng lish to other foreign languages. The Panama strip is a sort of kindergarten among the Central' Ameri can countries to enable their people to learn Eng lish. From Panama, it may be taken for granl3l English will spread north and south until both u.v tinents are leavened with ja knowledge of it. Wlia. ever we find trade we will speak English; 'and wo are finding trade everywhere in South and Cent..; America. Americans and Englishmen are not linguists. Tbey do not generally learn another nation's lan guage. We mispronounce the Spanish names shorten them, translate them and corrupt them Into fair English. We are doing that in South and Cen tral America and Mexico. It won't be long until we shall force the natives to speak our tor-rue in sheer self-defense; for English thrives in t!l lati tudes and under any sky. Grecian sculpture for a worldly reading essay on circle. If you can compass sea and land to famish pab ulum for a worldly gathering, and can find no time and have so inclination to search the Scriptures and fi voursell to teach the Word of God to the neglect ( .. children in your neighborhood, call op yoar in consistency when next you break b'read in memory c! your dying Lord. ' . On time for the railroad train, on time for the lecture, on time to the minute for a swell supper, on time for the show or the concert, and a constitution al laggard in the, Lord's work at the Sunday-school on the Lord's day, suggests a heart out of harmony with God, your Christianity a mere gauzy profes sion, which will not stand in the great day Take heed that you prefer not the praise of men, lest al ready you be found onder the condemnation of the devil. ' Did you ever think that yon mast meet the results of your neglected opportunities in etcrhity--per-haps in timet Think of the contamination of that sweet boy or girl of yours, superinduced and made possible by your very neglect; your failure with your own neighbors and their neglected ones neg lected while you esteem yourself safe and absolute ly secure; neglected while you visit; neglected while you sleep; neglected while you read trashy novels; neglected while yon seek your own pleasure;; and think of your neglect breeding a very cesspool at your own door to fester and pollute, and which may engulf the children of your neighl Mi together with your own. The home department of the Sundt-iMhool se cures a channel and famishes an incentive for the study of the Word of God to the sbut-ina and the shut-outs, beeps them in touch with the Sunday school as a multiplied source of blessing, brings a knowledge of the Word to thousands of fathers and mothers who totally neglect the only book worth studying, besides securing tbe enrollment of many names upon tbe roll, together with their attendance upon the Sunday-school proper, otherwise apparent ly beyond reach, resulting finally and blessedly ln the salvation of many. Systematic and persistent daily study of the Word of God, to the exclusion of much of the trashy literature, is he principal safeguard against world- a ly-mindedness and error in all forma. Searching,, reading and meditating upon the Scriptures is of more value than prayer, for the reason that God speaking to man is of more valae than man speak ing to God. This is a sufficient incentive to be much with the word; with it in the early morning: hoar; with it in starting the day; with it as the man of yoar counsel for all the day; with it as an anchor to the soul in the midst of a turbulent sea of doubt and uncertainty, in tbe midst of winds and waves of error which beat upon the head, otherwise' unsheltered and unprotected. Giving (scriptural giving) needs to be taught and exemplified by the teacher In the Sunday-Bchool. It needs to be inwrought into tbe very innermost fiber of the child. The rale finds the ordinary influ ence of the home against better giving; the home not dominated by the Bible has no principle which commends itself to a Bible taught man or woman on tbe question of giving. . Tbe riBing generation, the boys and girls of to day, must employ a better gaoge if tbey want to take a place in advance of their fathers and moth- ers; ana unless iney ao tnis, maca 01 Diessing is- 6st to them. The example in many Christian homes on tbe question of giving to tbe Lord is un qualifiedly bad. Two eyes and two ears and yet it is said than eighty, per cent, of impreBsion made is through the eye-gate. Sometimes the ear is dull, the eye rarely. Use in yoar teaching that which will catch the eye. Yon cannot always tell the effect on the face by what s received throngh the ear-gate, but the face often . . . m '. - expresses wnat tne eye catcnes, ana ine xessonv earned is more readily seen. Use tbe eye when- ever you can as tne most potent coannei 10 iao brain and to Impressibility. Springfleld, III., Aug. 18, 1908. As a matter of courtesy there would have beem no objection to Spain acting as a peacemaker do tween Guatemala and Salvador, but she wasn't onr hand in time with ber archives. When it somes to- keeping tbe peace, or making it, among bis neigh bors in this hemisphere, Uncle Sam has found his neutrhl warships quite effective, and vastly more expeditions than archives. The peace negotiated by our little neighbors of Central America on an. American gun carriage will prove just s lasting as if it. bad been settled' by pourparler -Spanish palace. . Two eons of M. Hyasbi, a wealthy t' of Tokicr,' are in the United 8tates to study our methods of breeding fast horseB so tbat their father may estab lish a fine stud at borne. They want to improve tbev Oriental races, no doobt. . m . , Mr. Rockefeller's home-coming doubtless will be gladdened by tbe announcement that the Mexican Central railroad has decided to fire its 400 engines with petroleum. Never hitamanwhen.be is down. Give hlnx your best licks when yon down him.