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The Starkville news. (Starkville, Miss.) 1902-1960, December 14, 1906, Image 7

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PROVED right man
*
candidate FOR MISSIONARY
work fully tested.
°vel Examination Showed He Wat
' n p ° SB ®Bsion of All the Qualities
Requisite for Success in
Chosen Work.
Successful missionary work In heath
countries is done only by mlsslon
es who possess a rare combination
i personal traits. In too many cases
e lamination of the candidate
o re\ eal the presence of this combina
on. But the following story shows
°w an unusual examination made
nown that a certain young man was
Just the sort of missionary needed.
It was winter. The examiner sent
the candidate word to be at his home
at three o’clock in the morning. When
tke appointed man arrived at the ap
pointed time, he was shown into the
study, where he waited for five hours.
At length the examiner appeared and
asked the candidate how early he had
come.
Three o’clock sharp.”
“All right, it’s breakfast time now;
come in and have some breakfast.”
After breakfast they went back to
the study.
“Well, sir,” said the examiner, “I
was appointed to examine you as to
your fitness for the mission field. Can
you spell, sir?’
The young man thought he could.
“Spell baker, then.”
“B-a ba, k-e-r ker —baker.”
“All right; that will do. Now, dc
you know anything about figures?”
“Yes, sir, something.”
“How much is twice two?”
“Four.”
“All right; that’s splendid. You’ll
do first -rate. I’ll see the board.”
When the board met the examiner
reported: “Well, brethren,” he said,
“I have examined the candidate, and
I recommend him for the appointment.
He’ll make a tip-top missionary—first-
class. First, I examined the candi
date on his self-denial. I told him to
be at my place at three o’clock in the
morning. He was there. That meant
getting up at two o’clock, or earlier,
in the dark and cold. He got up, and
never asked me why. Second, I ex
amined him on promptness. I told
him to be at my place at three o’clock
sharp. He was there, not one minute
behind time. Third, I examined him
on patience. I let him wait five hours
for me when he might just as well
have been in bed, and he waited and
showed no signs of impatience.
Fourth, I examined him on his temper.
He didn’t get excited; met me perfect
ly pleasant; didn’t ask me why I
kept him waiting on a cold morning
from three to eight o’clock. Fifth,
I examined him on humility. I asked
him to spell words a five-year-old
child could spell, and he didn't show
any indignation; didn’t ask me why
I treated him like a child of a fool.
Brethren, the candidate is self-deny
ing, prompt, patient, good tempered,
humble. He’s just the man for a
missionary, and I recommend him for
your acceptance.” —Kansas City Jour
nal
King’s Edict Quickly Obeyed.
In all the German papers of August,
1838, appeared an ordinance signed
by the king of Bavaria, forbidding
civilians, on any pretext whatever, to
wear moustaches, and commanding
the police authorities to arrest the
offenders and shave them by force.
Apparently this was not necessary,
for, according to a French account
of the time, "moustaches disappeared
immediately, like leaves from the
trees in autumn; everybody madt
haste to obey tho royal order, and
not one person was arrested.” The
ancient Anglo-Saxon was not so obe
dient; he wore long hair and a mous
tache, though no beard, and when
he was conquered by the clean-shaven
Norman he wore his hair longer than
ever, to exaggerate the difference be
tween the two races.
Where “Mugwump” Came From.
“Mugwump” was an old Algonquin
word for a chief, Which was used in a
seventeenth century Indian bible to
translate “centurion,” “captain” or
“duke” In the English version. It was
borrowed by the New Englanders as
a nickname for most superior persons,
very like the English “great panjan
drum/* and first applied in its special
political sense to Republicans who de
serted their narty on grounds of prin
ciple at the presidential election of
1884.
Strange Grave Decoration*.
Unique among cemeteries is that of
L’Ouedel-Kebir, Algiers, in many of
the graves of which are dozens of
medicine botUes. The natives of the
territory bury with the deceased the
bottles which held the medicines usqd
Jn the last illness.
Mclbourne’c Quiet Sunday.
Melbourne has Aiccessfully resur
rected the “Lord’s day act of George
n T ” That city is a Sabbatarian
Stronghold. No Sunday newspaper is
allowed to appear, and every hotel la
closed by law. although a good deal ot
Illicit drlnWas I done.
Tea on the Down Grade.
Tea drinkers are finding scant en
couragement In a report recently
made by a large tea exporting house
In Yokohama to Its American cus
tomers. Incidentally it Indicates that
the United States is not alone In fac
ing Increased cost of living. The re
port says: “Owing to the rapidly in
creasing cost of living In Japan labor
costs more, and in consequence cul
tivation of the tea gardens Is less
generous and extensive than formerly,
and less care and skill are expended
In picking and curing the leaf. Hence
the average quality of the teas now
offered for sale is below that of sea
sons prior to the war, and for the
same reasons we are not likely in the
future to see any reversion to the
excellence of former years.”—New
York Sun.
DOES YOUR BACK ACHE?
Profit by the Experience of One Who
Has Found Relief.
James R. Keeler, retired farmer, of
Fenner street, Cazenovia, N. Y., says:
“About fifteen years
#ago I suffered with
my back and kid
neys. I doctored and
used many remedies
without getting re
lief. Beginning with
Doan’s Kidney Pills,
I found relief from
the first box, and
two boxes restored
me to good, sound condition. My wife
and many of my friends have used
Doan’s Kidney Pills with good results
and I can earnestly recommend them.”
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Foster-Milburn Cos., Buffalo, N. Y.
A Misunderstanding.
Apropos of a misunderstanding on
the canteen question, Gen. Frederick
D. Grant said at a dinner in Washing
ton:
“It is like the case of my friend
Maj. Green. Maj. Green said to his
servant one morning;
“ ‘James, I have left my mess boots
out, I want them soled.’
“ ‘Yes sir,’ the servant answered.
“The major, dressing for dinner
that night, said again:
“ T suppose, James, that you did
as I told you about those boots?’
“James laid 35 cents on the bureau.
“ ‘Yes, sir,’ said he, ‘and this is all
I could get for them; though the cor
poral who bought ’em said he’d have
given half a dollar if pay day hadn’t
been so far off.’ ”
Seeks Practical Knowledge.
The Montenegrin minister of api
culture is a practical man. Poultry
breeding is at present engaging his at
tention, and in his office he has had
a hen sitting to hatch a special brood
of chickens. There are now nine
chickens chirping round his chair.
m I Thousands of Women 1
OUQt/l I suffer every month In silence, tortures that would drive a man to the edge of des- I
I pair. The ailments peculiar to women are not only painful but dangerous and V
# I should receive prompt treatment before they grow worse. If you suffer from pain, I
■■ I irregular functions, falling feelings, headache, side ache, dizziness, tired feeling, etc., I
*** I follow the example of thous- ■ ■ ■
I ands of women who have IMIMIT 19 9
I been relieved or cured, and VvIPII Bj * M
OlleilCe I take WineofCardul. Q|" uftllO U I
Scheme Worked Out Badly.
Congressman Sulzer represents a
densely populated district on the East
side of New York city. It occurred to
him some months ago that though
there are no gardens In his district
some of his constituents might grow
plants in boxes placed on window
sills or fire escapes, so he sent an as
sortment of seed to the inmate of a
model tenement house owned by one
of his friends. The latter met him
a few days ago and said: “See here,
Sulzer, I want you to cut out that seed
business. It’s the limit!” “Why,
what’s the matter?’ asked the aston
ished Sulzer, and he explained why he
had sent the seeds. “Oh, you meant
well, all right,” returned the friend,
scornfully, “but when I visited the
place the other day I found that about
ten families were raising cabbage, cu
cumbers and tomatoes in the bath
tubs.”
New Market for Herrlnge.
Anew market for Yarmouth her
rings has been opened in the Caucasus,
some Scotch merchants having sent an
experimental shipment there. The
fish are being handled by Prince Louis
Napoleon Murat
Only Two Weens to Cnrletmae.
There Is still time to send to Lord
& Taylor, Broadway, sth avenue and
20th street, New York, for a copy of
their catalogue, and from over 500 arti
cles shown, select some remembrance
for the one you have in mind. Don’t
imagine that it costs more to purchase
your gifts from a house of the high
standing of Lord & Taylor, because it
doesn’t; in fact, it’s the most econom
ical method not only in money saved,
but In the satisfaction which comes
from buying your goods from a firm
whose reputation Is second to none in
the country.
To Utilize Power of Tide*.
A group of several engineers and
capitalists, headed by William O.
Weber, of Boston, believe they have
revolutionized the Industrial system
by anew device utilizing the power
of the tides so as to manufacture com
pressed air. A plant is about to be
erected at South Thomaston, Me., to
demonstrate the value of. this inven
tion.
National Pure Food and Drugs Act.
The Garfield Tea Company’s prepara
tions comply in every respect with the
requirements of The National Pure Food
and Drugs Act, June 30th, 1906. Serial
No. 384, assigned by the Government, will
appear on every package of their goods.
Costly Water Supply.
New York city burns 110,000 tons of
coal a year to pump water Into the
public reservoirs in Brooklyn, Queens
and Richmond boroughs.
Much of the spring poetry written
is not necessarily for publication, but
as a guaranty of good faith.
Tor Infants and Children |p
Thirty Years
0f The Kind You Have Always Bought
THE CENTAUR COMPANY. TT MURRAY STREET. NEW YORK CITY.
THE T- A M WAY
If you had a medicine that would strengthen the liver, the bowels, the kidneys and the stomach
and at the same time make you strong with a general systematic tonic, don’t you believe you would
soon be well? That’s the LAX-FOS way. we ask you to buy the first bottle, you will
druggist to sell you the second. Take no substitute. There's nothing made like UA-X-FOai.
Bee that l>r. Winstead’s picture appears on the bottle and you get the gtouine. If your druggist
does not keep it write at once to TUB LAX-FOS CO., PADUCAH* Ki.
toll ITC NO MONEY TILL CURED
fcrtMad bJ • DRS. THORWTO* * HINOP-x>ai oak 3t, Kansas City, Mo. (*>*" orncz at toms
Museum Gets Fine Pulpit.
King Frlederich August of Saxony
has given to the Germanic museum at
Harvard a full-size reproduction of the
sandstone pulpit of the Church of
Wechselburg, near Leipsic. This gift
is regarded as the most important
made to the museum since the fin©
collection of casts was sent by the
German emperor. The pulpit be
longs to the beginning of the thir
teenth century, and is a massive struc
ture, 15 feet high, resting on Roman
esque columns.
Statb of Ohio, Citt of Toledo, I >a>
Lucas Coutt. I .
Fbakc J. Chbkbt makes oath that he is senior
partner of the firm of F. J. Ch * k *t * Cos., doing
business in the City of Toledo. County end State
aforesaid, and that said firm will pay the sum of
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and ereiy
case of Catabbk that cannot be cured by the use of
Hall’s Catabm Cub*. frank j. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presence,
thi._6thday of December. A. Vw!gIEABON.
| sbal J- Notabt Public.
HaU’Tcatarrh Cure is taken Internally and acts
directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the
.„,em. Beni for CO ., Toledo. O.
When a man thinks he knows it all
he Is seldom able to get his neigh
bors to indorse his thoughts.
Missed Chance fer Fame.
The astronomer, Lalande, narrowly
escaped being made famous by a dis
covery. He accidentally struck Nep
tune with his glass on May 8, 1785,
but supposed it was a star. He put it
down in his notebook as a star and
recorded Its exact situation. Two
days later he struck it once more and
made a record of it. But when he
looked over his notes he found he had
It down as being in two different
places, and as a star cannot move in
48 hours he supposed he had made
a mistake in one of his notes. If he
bad used his mind a little less me
chanically he easily might have been
a Columbus.
f IF YOU WANT WHAT YOU WANT WHEN I
Z ALWAYS KEEP A BOTTLE OF • Z
ST. JACOBS OIL
§ IN THE HOUSE AND YOU WILL HAVE A §
X QUICK. SAFE AND SURE REMEDY FOR PAIN 1
X WHERE YOU CAN GET AT IT WHEN NEEDED. X
W PRICE 25c AND 50c J
A HICKS’
SffICfIPUDINE
aches
And Nervousness
Trial bottle 10c A! drugstore#
For Emergencies at Home I
For the Stock on the Farm I
Sloaovs Liixinveivt
*
Is a whole medicine chest
Price 25c 50c 6 ♦ 1.00
Sand Fop Free Booklet on Horses.CaWe.Hos fcFbuftty-
Address Dr. Earl S. Sloan. Boston, Mass.
Ble under
me Southern Cotton Oil Company
STOVE POLISH
ALWAYS READY TO USE. NO ■
DIRT. DUST. SMOKE OR SMELL.
NO MORE STOVE POLISH TROUBLES
I " 1
PF AnFlfQ of this paper de
l\£/rH/£/I\o siring to hay any
thing advertised in
its columns should insist upon having
what they ask for, refusing all substi
tutes or imitations.
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