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Mississippi at the Fair. The following letter from the Hon. K. II. Henry, Mississippi's commissioner at the Worlds Fair, explains itself, and needs no com • rnpnt • St. Louis, Oct. 28. 1904. Notwithstanding the lateness of the season and the chilly weather here, the attendance upon the World's Fair continues large, aggregating about one million people per week, and the tide from Mississippi and the other Southern States is unabated. The large attendance from the South, in view of the fact that active business has begun in that section, is most gratifying to the exposition manage ment While the weather is cool, it is clear, crisp and bracing, no rain having fallen for several weeks. The register of the Mississippi Building shows large arrivals from that State every day, and as the State bureau has ordered the early closing of Beauvoir, Mississippi people who desire to see the replica of the last home of the distinguished patriot, soldier and Southern idol, should come on at once. The Mississippi exhibits are still in tact, as are the exhibits of all the States, and now that Mississippi has taken so many prizes, they will prove more interesting to our people than ever, before. Each day, however, causes deterioration, as the exhibits are accumulating dust and becoming snop worn, out tney are suu at tractive and will prove interesting and quite a revelation to people who have labored under the impression that Mississippi is a one-crop State, as they show quantity, quality and va riety; everything, in fact, that our soil is capable of producing—a va riety of products the equal of any State in the Union. While it is true that cotton is Mis sissippi's staple money crop, the fol lowing copy of placards posted at our leading exhibits will show the extent and value of our different products: Cotton (last year).$75,000,000 Corn . 22,000,000 Timber . 17,000,000 Cotton seed products. 10,000.000 Meat . 8,000,000 Dairy products . 7,250,000 Vegetables . 6,500,000 Poultry and syrups . 5,00,000 Fruits . 3,500,000 Turpentine and resin. 3,000,000 Other products. 2,500,000 Total .$159,850,000 The above figures speak for them selves, and easily put Mississippi in the forefront with her sister States. As much has been written and printed regarding the prizes awarded the Mississippi er.Llbits at the expo sition, and as all of the people of our State are proud of the showing she has made here, notwithstanding some unfavorable and ill-considered criti cism, and as no full list of these awards has heretofore been printed, the State commissioner is pleased to submit them to the public, as of ficially reported to him by the chiefs of the exposition palaces. is Known mac Mississippi nas re ceived two grand prizes on her lead ing products—cotton and timber— being the highest recognition that can be given to any country, State, prod uct or exhibit, but it is not known that the State has received nine med als on her agricultural exhibit, ten on her educational exhibit, five on her mineral exhibit exhibit, and others in forestry, transportation and ma chinery; while there is no doubt that the State will take some valuable prizes in the horticultural building when the Jury makes its final report, which will not be given to the public until after the fall fruits are received and examined. The following is the list of prizes awarded to Mississippi as officially re ported: AGRICULTURE. Grand Prize—To the State of Mis sissippi on best exhibit of cotton. Gold Medal—To the State of Missis sippi on collective agricultural exhibit. Gold Medal—To the State of Missis sippi on canned goods, grains and grasses. Gold Medal—To Charles Scott, To Locate Monument Positions. The Vicksburg National Military Park Commission is sitting in reg ular session, with Gen. S. D. Lee as chairman. It is announced that Gov. Durbin and the commission from Indiana, will be in Vicksburg on the 16th instant to locate the po sitions for the Indiana troops to place monuments in the Vicksburg park. Must Organize a Paid Department. The merchants of Hattiesburg are discouraging the young men from joining the volunteer fire depart ment. As most of the volunteers ripnpnrl on ihe mprphants for tlir>ir A positions they have signified a de sire to let the department alone. The result is that Hattiesburg will be forced into organizing a paid de partment. Working on New Bridge. Messrs. Money and Fennell, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., who have the con tract for putting in the foundations for the new bridge which is to be built by the Mobile & Ohio Railroad Company at Columbus, began work last week. The order for the super structure has already been placed and this part of the bridge will be put in positioni some time next put in position some time next spring. In the meantime the foun dation work will be pushed. Treasury Cash Is Low. The balance of cash in Jackson’s treasury has almost reached the low •water mark, tax collections having been very small during the past month'. Five of the principal funds are overdrawn, and the amount on hand on November 1 was only $2, 151.67. The collections will be quite brisk, however, during the present month, and the balance in the treas ury vaults is expected to be consider ably augmented therefrom. Rosedale, best display long staple cot ton. Gold Medal—To B. H. Strong, West Point, alfalfa hay. Gold Medal—To Charles Scott, Rosedale, tine hay. Silver Medal—To W. B. Robb, Ed wards. long staple cotton. Silver Medal — To Red Snapper Sauce Co., Centerville, Red Snapper Sauce. Bronze Medal— To Slate of Missis sippi, honey and wax. FORESTRY AND GAME. Grand Prize—To State of Missis • slppi, best collection polished and rough timbers. Bronze Medal—To State of Missis sippi, fish and game exhibit. EDUCATION. One gold, four silver and five bronze medals, to the State of Mississippi, distributed as follows: Gold Medal—To Crystal Springs graded school. Silver Medal—To Jackson graded school. Silver Medal—To Alcorn A. and M. College. Silver Medal—To Tougaloo College. Silver Medal—To State on collect ive exhibit. Bronze Medal—To Columbus graded t chool. Bronze Medal—To Corinth graded chool. Bronze Medal—To Meridian graded school. ! Bronze Medal—To McComb City | raded school. Bronze Medal—To Greenville gra ced school. MINERALS. Gold medal West Pascagoula Creo . ote Works. Silver Medal—To State of Missis sippi, on collective exhibit building stone, clays, pottery, mineral waters, etc. Bronze Medal—To George E. Ohr, Biioxi, pottery. Bronze Medal—To Arundel Lithia Water, Meridian. Bronze Medal—To Stafford Mineral j S: rings, Stafford Springs. | tronzo Medal—To Coopers Well | V. -iter, Raymond. TRANSPORTATION. Bronze Medal—To Alcorn A. and M. College, wagons. MACHINERY. Bronze Medal—To Abams Machin ery Co., Corinth, engines, saw mills, etc. While the above are all the awards announced for Mississippi, appeals have been filed and contests are being made before the Superior Jury, and It Is expected that some adidtional gold medals will be given this State, the group juries having overlooked some of the best State and individual exhibits shown from Mississippi. In the meantime the people of our State have every reason to feel proud of the recognition given their pro ducts, resources and enterprises. It is no small honor to be awarded two grand prizes on two principal pro ducts, to which must be added six gold medals, seven silver medals and thir ty en bronze medals, with several more | vst to be announced. The award of these prizes will tend I to carry out the purposes of the expo i siuon, saow 10 me puuuc warn me j different States excel in. and must be i worth thousands of dollars to Missis ’ sippi in attracting people and enter prices to this section. These awards will prove the best advertisement the 1 State ever had, and will show the wis ! dom of the legislature in making an j appropriation to present the products, resources, enterprises and wealth of Mississippi at the great exposition, i While the appropriations were $60,000, only about $40,000 have been spent up to date, and less than $50,000 will be spent in all, leaving $10,000 or $15,000 to bo covered back into the State treasury by the Mississippi Exposition Bureau. If the whole amount of the appropriation had been spent upon the exhibits they could have been made more artistic, neater and more at tractive, but would not have embraced a greater variety of natural products, because we have everything raised in the State, and occupy every foot of space assigned to Mississippi. The merits of the Mississippi exhib its have been tested and proven, and the people of the State have just cause to be proud of the result. R. H. HENRY. An Ambitious Municipality. The city of Greenwood is getting J to be an ambitious municipality, and the citizens are moving out for bet I ter things. It is announced that j the street railway which has been I projected by local capitalists is to be built, and now there is talk of pav ing some of the principal streets with vitrified brick. Sardis Y. M. C. A. Sardis citizens have organized a Y. M. C. A. There are now sixty members, and the town promises to build suitable headquarters, and give a generous subscription toward the work of the order. Another One for Qreenville. Among the new enterprises an lounced for this State is a table and furniture factory, which is to be es 'ablislied at Greenville. Will Remove the Old Houses. Superintendent Ford, of the Queen & Crescent system, has ad dressed a letter to the railroad com mission stating that if the order pre viously adopted in regard to conces -dons for new seed houses on the A. & V. division right-of-way is to be enforced at once, he will instruct the parties now having seed houses at stations to remove same within thir ty days. The commission has not yet answered Mr. Ford’s communi cation. Sand Brick Factory. A sand brick factory is to be es tablished in Meridian at an early date. Greenville Wants the Station. W. W. Stone, N. Goldstein, Josh Skinner and E. N. Thomas have been appointed a committee by the business league of Greenville to use every available means to induce the authorities to establish the Delta Experimental Station near the town I of Greenville. THE SUNDAY BIBLE SCHOOL Lesson in the International Series for November 13,1004—“Joask Repairs the Temple.” (Prepared by the “Highway and By way” Preacher.) (Copyright, 1904, by J. M. KcUon ) LESSON TEXT.—2 Kings 12:4-15; mem ory verses, 9-12. Read all of chapter, and the parallel .account In 2 Chronicles 24. GOLDEN TEXT.—"We will not rorsaki the house of our God.”—Neh. 10:39. TlJVVff.—The work of repairing the tem ple covered a period of about 23 years It was begun early In Joash’s leign. and 1:« reigned 40 years—878-840 B. C. PLACE.—Jerusalem, The Lesson Outline. THEME:—Repairing the Lord's Temples. I. A Temple to Be Repaired.—vs. 4-8. (1) The Repairs Ordered.—vs. 4, 5. (2) The Work Neglected.—v. 6. (3) Failure Apparent.—vs. 7, 8. II. A Temple Repaired.—vs. 9-15. (1) Planning the Work and Working the Plan.—vs. 9, 10. (2) Workmen Engaged.—vs. 11, 12. (3) The Work Completed.—vs. 13, It. (4> Faithful Dealing.—v. 16. Comparing Scripture with Scriptural I. A Temple to Be Repaired.—Un der the six years' reign of Athaliab the priests of Baal had despoiled the temple and made breaches in its walls. In such condition it was unsightly and dishonoring to God. There is another temple that needs repairing. The tem ple of the body, 1 Cor. 3:16-17. Ah. how sin has made breaches in the walls and despoiled it of its treasure and de stroyed its beauty. Read some of the ugly conditions found in the temple of the body as enumerated in Gal. 5:19-21. The condition of the temple is known There are some marks of the despoiler uuon our lives. Man is conscious of the fact of sin in his life and heart. And tc the extent that sin is there, to that ex tent is the body temple defiled. (1) The Repairs Ordered, vs. 4, 5.— “Let the priests repair the breaches ol the house, wheresoever any breach shall be found.” This was the order of the king to those in charge of the tem ple and he designated how they were to obtain the needed money to carry on the work, v. 4. God’s command to the keepers of this temple of the body is: “Be ye holy,'for I am holy.” Lev. 11:44; 19:2; 1 Pet. 1:15. 1C; Matt. 5:48. The king had a right to order the tem ple repaired, nay, It was his duty to so do. God as the Creator and Ruler of man has a right, nay, He must demand that the temple scarred and marred by sin be repaired. (2) The Work Neglected, v. 6. “But—the priests had not repaired the breaches in the house.” And this after 23 years. Day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year rolled by and still nothing wa3 done. The intentions of the priests undoubtedly were good. They meant to obey the king’s orders, but kept put ting it off. The devil wins more vic tories through that one plea of to-mor row than in any other way. Not many want the disfigured temples. Few there are but that expect some day to begin the repair work, but oh. how long it goes undone. The breaches are not re paired. (3) Failure Apparent, vs. 7, 8.— Joash called his priests to account and God calls man to account for his neg lect. Heb. 3:7, 8. Joash was not will ing to let the matter rest where it was, and God is not willing in the face of man’s failure to stop there. He calls man to account. He brings him face to face with his utter failure. But the temple is to be repaired. Where the priests failed the king takes hold and pushes the work to completion, and where man has failed God is ready to supervise and accomplish the repairing of this temple of the body. II. A Temple Repaired. (1) Plan ning the Work and Working the Plan, vs. 9. 10.—The king now assumes ac tive direction of the work, as is appar ent from the account in 2 Chron. 24. Jehoiada acted as the king’s chief agent. Specialization marked this sec ond effort at repairing the temple. A special fund with a specific purpose was raised. It was to be applied to the definite work of repairing the temple. The people were glad and eager to give when they understood that their gifts would be applied directly to the temple •epairing. The reason a great deal of reform work fails is because it is made so broad and general that it never gets anywhere or does anything and conse quently does not win the confidence or favor of the people. The king had a clean cut plan, and he worked the plan vigorously. The reason a great many body temples are not repaired is because the effort is so general and broad that it is not workable. The only plan which will work is God’s plan. Man’s plans have always failed. We need to adopt God’s plan, Eph. 2:10. and then let God work the plan. Phil. 2:13. (2) Workmen Engaged, vs. 11, 12.— Trained hands to do a particular work. What are God’s agents in repairing the body temple? The Crucified Saviour, Whose blood clears away the rubbish of sin. 1 John 1:7; The Holy Spirit, Rom. 8:26; The Will, for Christ and His Spirit can do nothing for a man unless the will is surrendered. Jas. 4:7; Heb. 12:5-11. (3) The Work Completed, vs. 13, 14. —Phil. 1:6; Eph. 4:13; 1 John 3:2. (4) Faithful Dealing, v. 15.—God, into Whose hands we commit ourselves will prove faithful. 1 Thess. 5:24; 2 Thess. 3:3; 2 Tim. 1:12; 1 Cor. 10:13. The Golden Text. “We will not forsake the house of our God.” What is involved in this pledge? (1) Identification with God. The old Jewish temple was God’s dwelling place upon earth. It stands then for God’s presence. To forsake not God’s pres ence means identification with Him. (2) Consecration to God. “Present your bohies a living sacrifice unto God.” (3) Obligation to God. “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse. For “ye are not your own, ye are bought with a price." (4) Fellowship with God. “Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.” For manufacturing 150,000 bottles of “wine” out of chemicals and exporting it as Hungarian wine a firm at Buda pest has been fined $57,500. At Schonbru**, the Austrian emper or’s palace, is the finest collection of orchids in the world, numbering 18,000 plants. The number eanls in operation in the United states exceeds 20,000, and the combined length is not less than 50,000 miles. ' f * ' >.-.3 ./'f' '• • / - ' rRECEIVING ANDl I RECEIVED 1 |A Sermon by the " Highway and M Byway” Preacher. (Copyright, 1904, by J. M. KtUon ) Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 6,1904. Text:—“But as many as received Him, to them He Rave the right to become children of God, even to them that believe on His name.''—John 1:12. “This Man receiveth sinners.”—Luke 15:2. UR first text pictures Christ in the pas sive mood and our second in the ac tive. In one He is waiting to be re ceived by men, and in the other we be hold Him in the act of receiving men. Both conceptions are true and give the twofold view of the Christ which is essential to a cor rect understanding of His relations to man and man’s rela tions to Him. One brings before us the picture of man dwelling apart from God. He is occupied with his own affairs and doings, with the world and the things cf the world. The house of his own desires shelters him. and his friends Ambition, and Wealth, and Pleasure, and Business, and Society, and hosts of other children of the world find cordial welcome there. Tlio!r L'nnnl/ ic OfiQrPfilV hPflrH bpfflrP door swings open to admit them, and hospitality and good cheer are graciously extended to them. And in our picture we see One making a long, long journey. He leaves the Father’s house above, He lays aside the glory and honor and majesty and power which have been His through out the ages from the beginning of time, and steps down among men. He travels the dreary road of suffering. He endures all the conditions and trials and tempta tions of human life. The cross over shadows His pathway. The crushing weight of human sin falls upon His sin less shoulders, and thus burdened He is lifted up upon the cross that lies at the end of the pathway of His human life. He becomes the willing sacrifice ter sin. He goes down into the grave of death. He drinks the bitter dregs of sin. He pays the penalty of man’s transgres sions. He triumphs over death and the grave. He breaks the fetters of the tomb. He lays aside the grave cloths forever, and issues forth the risen and living Lord, the Saviour of men. He has reached the abode of man. He knocks for admittance. “The Saviour, standing at the door, Is knocking, knocking, o'er and o’er. He seeks thy guest to be.” OTHERS are given ready and cor dial welcome. The door opens wide to admit the friends of the world, but the Friend and Saviour from Heaven is kept standing without. Notwithstanding the long journey He has made, notwithstanding all that He has suffered and wrought for sinful man. the Son of God is kept waiting without. I remember some years ago of reading the pathetic, sad story in the newspapers of an aged father com ing from his home in Europe seeking the son who years before had come to this country to seek his fortune. The son 1 ad prospered in the new land. Ambition had come with wealth. He had married an American girl, and as the family grew up about them the glamour of social distinction fascinat ed them, and they coveted a place in the fashipnable world. The humble origin of the father was one of the buried things of the past. Every effort was made to cover up and forget the poor home and surroundings in the old country. The old mother died, and then came a yearning in the heart of the aged father to make the long journey to Amer ica to seek his son. WE have not time to tell of the old man’s long, tedious, hard search, of the great yearning in his heart that kept him steadily pressing on from point to point, of the privations through which he passed, but at last he found him, and with heart beating w'ith hope and joy he went with tottering, feeble steps up the walk which led to the door of the man sion where lived his son. With trembling hand he knocked upon the door. But there was no welcome there for him. In his broken English, for during the months of his wanderings he had learned enough to make himself under stood. he told his story. The son was summoned. But it was with anger and wounded pride that he greeted his aged parent. It would never do to have it known that this poor, old, igno rant foreigner was his father. And so the father was refused admittance. He was bundled off to the poor house as a homeless vagrant. The long, hard jour ney was all in vain. How inexpressi bly' sad, and yet'the spectacle of Jesus coming from Heaven to earth, and knocking at the heart’s door and be ing refused recognition or admittance, is infinitely sadder. It is the tragedy of the ages. "Arise! take down the bars of sin, And let the loving Saviour in, Make Him thy welcome guest. He'll give thee of His richest grace. He’ll make thy home His dwelling place. And with thee ever rest.’! ^.T^UT as many as received Him, to 13 them gave He." Jesus does not come empty-handed. The Divine guest comes laden with gifts of eternal richness and worth. To as many as receive Him He gives. It is the pretty custom in the oriental countries for the guest to bring his gift, his treasure, and bestow it upon the gracious host. Constant reference is made to this cus tom in the Scriptures, a notable instance being the visit of the queen of Sheba to King Solomon. He received her gra ciously and showed her the splendor and magnificence of all his palaces, and she in turn opened up her treasure ■tores which had been brought on the long train of camels that had accompa nied her and gave to him gold and pre cious Btones and rare spices. And in this country it 'is a common thing for one making a visit to carry gifts to the friends In the home that is to welcome and shelter them. And it is a beautiful figure which our text brings before us. Jesus the guest having been admitted Into the heart and life gives the treas ure which He laid down His life to ob tain for sinful, needy man. The queen at 8hebn brought treasure which Solo tnon could not find or obtain in his own land, and the Christ brings gifts which man can never obtain except at Christ’s hands. “As many as received Him, to them gave He the right to be come children of God.” A certificate of sonship to God, a guarantee of eternal claim upon the riches, and glory, and blessing of the Father’s House. The Son of God, who is the heir of all things, raises man to an equal relationship with the Father, and he becomes a joint heir to all that God has to give in this life and the life to come. Ah! what folly to keep Jesus waiting upon the outside of the heart. Receive Him, oh, needy soul! and let Him bestow upon you His gift of sonship with God and eter nal life! AND this is the picture of the Christ in the passive mood. Waiting patiently, longingly, lovingly, to be re ceived by man. The vision of the Christ in the active mood reveals to us the great, throbbing heart of God; shows us the persistent, faithful, mighty effort which He is putting forth to rescue man from the depths of sin find death. The most glorious tribute which was ever paid our Lord was that which the angry and jealous Scribes and Pharisees gave when they contemptu ously charged that "this man receiveth sinners.” It was true, and it has made glad the centuries since He trod the earth and the words were spoken. Christ receiveth sinful men. Letusstudy the details of this picture in order that we may drink in its depth of beauty and wealth of meaning. No casual glance will suffic^ to reveal all the charm and meaning of the painting of the artist. It takes the searching eye and the meditating heart to under stand it all. But as one sits hour after hour before the masterpiece of art how it unfolds and grows upon one’s vision. And so it is with this picture which Scripture gives to us of the Christ re ceiving sinful men. The heart will never begin to see or understand all the depth of love and the wealth of Divine grace which is here contained until it gets over on the other side and sees eye to eye and knows even as it is known, but it may know and understand more and more as it ponders on this blessed truth: “This Man receiveth sinners.’’ And this is the picture. Jesus by right of His Divine Sonship, in fulfillment of His commission brought with Him from Heaven, and by reason of His triumph over sin and death, has established a sure and everlasting retreat to which the needy soul of man may flee for ref uge. IN obedience to the command of God, the children of Israel established six cities of refuge in th<t,new land to which they had journeyed, in order that those who were.in danger of the avenger of blood might find a safe refuge until their cases could be tried by the Levites. These cities of refuge were a type of the Christ, and in figure illustrate the service which Christ was to perform for a lost and ruined race. God sent His Son into the world to establish for man a refuge from sin and its conse quences. Death presses so hard upon the heels of the guilty sinner who is in peril of everlasting destruction. What a thrilling sight it must have been in 4 VirtriA nl /l T nTir i r- V* rl n r* A A 4 Vi A o f frighted runner fleeing for his life towards the city of refuge, while press ing hard after him was the man who would take his life. What a desperate race it was! The Levites of the walls of the city would watch with bated breath. They note the waning strength of the foremost runner, and observe that the pursuer is slowly but surely gain ing upon him. With bulging, bloodshot eyes, distended nostrils and deep-heav ing chest the men plunge on. Every muscle is strained to the breaking point. The veins and arteries stand out like whip cords, showing that the blood within is surging in sympathetic race, and seeking to encourage and help, the one to escape, the other to plunge his dagger into the vitals of the first. On, still on, the race continues. They come within hailing distance of the city's gates and the Levites call words of en couragement and cheer. They descend from the wall to the wide open portals. They lean as far out towards the plain as possible. They stretch forth the hands to give ready help to the pursued man. The hot, fierce breath of the avenger is felt, as with redoubled ef forts he seeks to claim his prey. The hand is uplifted to strike. Another step, and the keen, heartless blade will find its scabbard in the quivering flesh and drink the life blood of the fleeing man. WITH a power born of desperation the pursued man gathers up all the remaining strength he can com mand and makes one mighty plunge towards the haven of safety and the friends who are there to receive him. Will he make it? Pursuer and pursued leap into the air together. The plunge of the hindmost man is greater, me first falls in helpless exhaustion, and the other in his leap hovers just the barest instant above him, and then, nerving the arm and hand with all the strength that is left, he brings the dag ger down. Too late, you cry! At the very portals of the city of refuge he must perish! ( Ah, no, thank God! The arms of the *waitlng Levites reach out to save. The willing hands take hold where the other’s strength has failed, and while the avenging blade is cut ting the air in its fierce downward plunge, the prostrate form is lifted within the gates. He is safe! He is safe! And never a soul that flees for refuge to Christ is overtaken by the avenger, Death. The race is desperate. All seems to be lost, but in that mo ment of helplessness, in that time of imminent peril when sin is seeking to inflict its deadly wound, at just that instant the arms of Jesus reach out and down and lift in gracious, loving, ten der grasp to the place of safety at His side. He receiveth sinful men, and none who come to Him are ever cast out If the cause of the refugee was not just; if he had killed in willful anger, then he was delivered up into the hands of the avenger of blood. But here is where the type is defective and falls to set forth the perfect work of grace which Jesus performs for the sinner. The guiltless only were sheltered with in the city of refuge. The guilty only are sheltered within the refuge which Christ affords. He came not to call the righteous, but sinners, to repent ance. He receiveth not the world's best, but the world’s worst He receiveth sin ners and only sinners. Smile bravely, though thy heart within be weary. And life may seem to thee a dreary road; Thy smile may serve to make a friend’s heart cheery. And nerve his soul to bear a heavy load. Brave souls, who, patiently and uncom plaining, Life's pathway tread, though not one flow er be theirs. And self-forgetful, vain regrets disdaining. Speak tender words to sooth another* cares; Not here, perchance, but in the many man sions, Where secrets of all hearts shall be re vealed, Where yearning of all souls shall find ex pansion, And longing prayers to songs of victory yield; Shall find that where their mortal eyes saw “vanquished,” Across their lives in dull, cold letters stand, When, bowing low In pain, the spirit an guished Could from the gloom no ray of light com mand, The Master's hand hath traced in shining brightness. Letters of gold, which he who runs may read— "He that endures shall walk with Me in whiteness, Yea, he that overcomes is blessed indeed." —K. A. Macnab. in Baptist Union. ; . RESPONSIBILITY OF LEADING One Must Lose Thought of Self and Be Conscious of the Needs of Others. Mrs. Margaret Bottome, president of the King’s Daughters, writes: “I learned a lesson this morning that will always be helpful to me. A friend was telling me of an incident in her life as a musician. Her husband had ar ranged a musical entertainment for the benefit of some charity, and my friend was playing the organ and leading the band of music as well as the choir boys, but in the midst of it all she became so fascinated with the fine execution of the band and so delighted with the sing ing of the choir boys that she ceased playing and listened. All at once her husband rushed up to her, exclaiming: ‘Don't you know that you are leading? They are waiting for you?’ In an instant her hands were ca the organ, and she resumed her leadership. How quickly I saw how careful wo must be! Others are following us and we must not stop. “When Christ sa'd to Peter, ‘I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not,’ he had his mind on others. My friend said afterwards, when she realized what she had done, she was almost overcome at thinking how Eerious a matter it might have been. I am sure we do not know what our keeping the music of faith and hope and love going is doing for others. ‘No man liveth unto him self.’ I suppose all of life is only a rehearsal for the perfect concert of heaven, but we ha.e our part to play, I and otners are iouowmg us, wneiner we know it or not.” RAM’S HORN BLASTS. The clouds do not make the night. Most of our “cannots” are “will-nots.” A man's mark in the world depends on his aim. It is hard warming the soul at a fire works’ display. Winds of passion never yet brough a vessel into port. The frosts of age do not cool the fires of Christian love. Many preachers expect to unlock hearts with steel smiles. Sins concealed In the basement are sure to creep into the boudoir. The only way to guard your reputa tion Is to guide your character. It is hard to cor"'rehend God’s ways while you are walking in them. The character of the world without depends on the work of character with in. Loss by Irregularity. No man can do his best work irreg ularly. Every man must allow for in t.rruptions in his life and plans; life would not be worth living without in terruptions. But the interruptions that God sends into our life are very different from the irregularities that we allow there. Physicians warn us against ir regularity in our meal hours; the sys tem will do better work and last longer if its needs are supplied regularly; so will a fine watch that is regularly wound. says the Sunday School Times. And if our physical bodies need food regularly. Low much more does our spiritual life! A man cannot tuck in his morning or evening prayers haphazard,—before breakfast, after breakfast, in bed or out of bed. and gain any such sustenance from them as God intends he should have. If prayer is worth anything, it is worthy of its own regular place in our lives,—and that place is supreme. Remembering the Name. Some time ago a little follow was left in charge of relatives while his parents were away on a holiday. The boy was soon quite at home with his new custo dians, and in short time regarded them as his father and mother. When his real parents returned, the little fellow treated their advances with indifference. Then it was the father remembered a peculiar phrase he had been accustomed to use, and putting out his arms used the words in the old familiar way. The boy’s face at once lighted up, and with a sudden jump he leaped into his father’s arms. When Jesus turned and said “Mary,” she at once recognized His voice, and turning saith unto Him, "Rabboni,” which is to say, Macter. Need of the Nation. “This nation has need of women of leisure, women who have time to be very busy about the things that are without money and without price,” said Dean Emery in her address to the grad uating class at the Women’s college, Brown university. “No one has any wish to quarrel with the quickening in terests which have come Into women's lives, but it is certain that if all the women in the future are to be too bucy to attend to the things that are without money and without price, if they are to be harried and hurried over the things of the world, the whole of life will be come Incomparably the poorer.” BUILDING A CHRISTIAN. The Work Which Is Being Wrought Out in the Workshop of the Heavenly Father. "I never let foals or bairns see my work until it is done,” said a famous Scotch painter, who knew that no pro duction of human art could be rightly Judged until It was completed. I re member that when I first, saw Cologne cathedral, nearly 50 years ago, it had a stump and unimpressive appearance, for it was towerless. The next time I saw the edifice it was disfigured by scaffoldings on. which workmen were busy. But when, in the summer of 1894, I beheld the completed towers in their flashing splendor, I felt that it was a mighty and magnificent poem written in marble. That illustrates the way in which the Master builds a true Christian, says Rev. Theodore L. Cuyler, D. D., in New York Observer. The Bible de clares that the Christian is "Christ’s workmanship created anew unto good works.” Anyone who looked at a com pany of church members in a prayer meeting or at a sacramental table, might say that some of them were quite imperfect specimens of work manship, as he could testify from in timate acquaintance. Very true; but If that same person wished to pur chase a melodeon he would not go into the manufactory where the different parts were being fashioned; he would go into the salesroom and inspect the completed instrument. This world is the great workship in which Jesus Christ by His Spirit constructs Chris tian character. “Ye are God’s build Ing, wrote the Apostle faui to hta brethren at Corinth. Of himself he wrote at another time, “Not as though I have already attained, either were already perfect.” He was still in the hands of his divine and loving archi tect. The scaffoldings were not yet taken down, and the work of grace was not yet completed. It is easy to discover some flaws in even the best men and women; but the critic must consider what materials our Master has to work with in frail and fallen human nature, so often dis figured and defaced by innate deprav ity. Napoleon used to say that “he had to make his marshals out c' mud.” Certainly no power less than that of the Holy Sr frit could have con structed such a conscientious and ef fective Christian as John Newton out of so hardened and desperate a sinner A very eloquent ard spiritually-mind ed minister once said to me: “Before I was converted I wonder how anyone could live in the house with me.” Dur ing my 44 years of pastorates, when I received converts into the church, I often recognized the fact that one candidate for membership had been reared in a frivolous and worldly fam ily—and another had a naturally vio lent temper—and another was consti tutionally timid and irresolute—and still another had to contend with hereditary sensualities of tempera ment or practice. Some of the over hasty and headlong had to be held back and tested, and some despondent doubters had to be encouraged. A study of the experience of our blessed Lord in building 12 disciples out of the material that came to His hand is full of solemn suggestion, and one of those 12 tumbled into ruin under the very eyes of the Master Builder! Character building is like cathedral building—a gradual process. No Christian is full grown, else there would be no sense in the divine in junctions to "grow in grace” and to “press towards the goal of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” The corner stone of every truly regenerat ed character is the Lord Jesus—other foundation can no one build on with out risking a wreck in this world and eternal ruin in the next world. The first act of saving faith is the joining of the new' convert to the atoning Saviour. Then upon that solid foun dation must be added the courage, the meekness, the patience, the conscien tiousness, the honesty, the loving kindness and the other graces that make for godliness. Let no young be ginner be disheartened. Oaks do not grow like hollyhocks. A solid Chris tian character cannot be reared in a day—nor is it to be done simply by Sabbath services or by sacraments. Some poor pumice-stone has to be thrown out, and not a little bad tim ber rejected in spite of the varnish on Ht The Bible is the only plumb-line to build by; and it must be used con stantly. All the showy ornamentation that a man can put on his edifice amounts to nothing, if his walls are not perpendicular. Sometimes we see a flimsy structure w hose bulging walls are shored up by props and skids to keep them from- tumbling into the street. I am afraid that there are thnncamlo nf ronntoo In trariA In politics, in social lite, and even in church life, that are shored up by various devices. No Christian can defy God’s inexorable law of gravitation It is a mere question of time how sown every character will “fall in,” if it is not based on the rock, and built ac cording to Jesus Christ’s plumb-line. Tt may go down in this world; it Is sure to go down in the next. Let everyone, therefore, take heed how he or she buildeth—for the last great day will test the work, of what sort it Is. Finally, let us bear in mind that it we are Christ’s workmanship, we must let our wise and loving Master take His own way. We must allow Him to use His own tools. Oh, how much cutting and chiseling we often need! How keen, too, and sharp is the chisel which He sometimes uses! The sound of His hammers is constantly heard; and with it are also heard the wonder ing cries of some sufTerer who ex claims, “Why art Thou applying to me the file, the saw, and the hammers?” Be still and know that whom He lov eth He cbasteneth! If we are Christ’s building, then let Him fashion us ac cording to His divine ideal of beauty, at whatever cost to our selflshiness, or pride, or indolence, or vainglory. Christ working in us, and upon us— and we working with Christ and for Him—that is the process that produces such structures as He will present be fore His Father and the holy angels. To stoop to help is to be lifted to honor. When you have Christ’s compassion then you may speak His words of con demnation.