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] WEDGE OF GOLD k y A STORY OF THE CONQUEST OF I | CANAAN. A I By the “Highway aad Byway” Preacher. J (Copyright, 1906, by th* author, W. S. Edeon.) Scripture Authority:—Joshua, chap ter 7. ooooocfoooooooooooooooooooo 0 O SPRMONETTE. 9 o “Make confession unto God.” 2 9 This Achan had to do. This 0 0 every soul must needs do. 2 9 But confession at the judg- 9 b ment bar of God and confession 2 9 at the mercy seat of God are 9 p as different as life is from 2 9 death. 9 o The confession which is 2 0 wrung from the unrepentant 9 O heart brings with it no claim X p for mercy, but the repentant 9 Q heart as it pours out its confes- X 9 sion of guilt may claim the ° 9 promise: “If we confess our a 0 sins God is faithful and just to 9 9 forgive us our sins and cleanse p p us from all unrighteousness.” 9 9 It is a solemn thought that X p all things are to be revealed be- 9 9 fore God.(Luke 12:2-5.) “We shall o p all stand before the judgment 9 ^ seat of Christ. For it is writ- X p ten, As I live, saith the Lord, 9 2 every knee shall bow to me, and O 6 every tongue shall confess to 2 0 God. So then every one of us 0 0 shall give account of himself to § O God.” 0 o Let us fix this thought in J O mind, then, O soul: That con- o 9 fession of the hidden things of £ O thy heart and life must be made o 9 to God. It may be delayed, but X o it cannot be evaded. It must 9 £ come. 5 0 But when? The time, the place, 9 2 are within the choosing of every 0 2 sou’" 2 2 "To-day if ye will hear his 2 0 voice.” “Now is the accepted 9 g time.” This is God’s call to g O confession. 9 8 His voice sounds out from the 2 9 mercy seat where Christ the 9 O crucified one stands to blot out 2 g the transgression and save from 9 O sin. 2 g “Choose you this day.” Will 9 O you unfold your heart and life 9 2 to God and receive his mercy g O and grace, or will you with re- 0 g bellious heart shut him out and g 9 turn a deaf ear to his cry as 0 g he pleads: “Turn ye, turn ye, g O for why will ye die?” 2 g For such there waiteth the day g 9 of wrath and vengeance from God. 0 C The day of grace sinned away,the g 9 soul must at last appear before 0 0 God, there to make confession g O to the sins of the life and the 0 0 heart. It will no longer be a g 9 matter of choice, but of absolute 2 0 necessity, for the searching eye 0 9 of God will discover every hid- 0 0 den thing. g g But oh, how vastly different 6 0 will that scene be from that g g which it might have been the 2 O privilege of the soul to enjoy, g g No longer does the voice of God 2 o sound forth from his seat of g g mercy. The day of mercy has 9 9 passed. The day of judgment g 9 has come, and the guilty soul 9 9 can find no refuge in which to g O hide. The confession is wrung 9 9 from the unrepentant heart, and 0 g the voice of God sounds from 0 g the judgment seat saying: g 0 "Depart from me, ye that work 9 g iniquity.” 2 ooooooooooooooooooococcooo THE STORY. A CHAN looked about him. No other Israelite was in sight. In his eag erness to get into the midst of Jericho he had left his comrades quite in the rear, and as he went about applying the torch that the city might be burned as the Lord had commanded, curiosity led him to enter a wing of what was evidently the king's pal ace, and there before his eyes were gold and silver and rich garments scattered about in reckless profu Sion. “They had gathered their treasure, and then had to leave it behind in their effort to escape,” muttered Achan as he stooped and dug his fingers into the silvery pile at his feet, and then let the coins sift through them with a merry jingle. Beneath the coins thus displaced he caught the gleam of gold, and push ing the silver aside, eagerly, there soon lay revealed before him a great bar of rich yellow gold. He took it in his hands. It was more wealth than he had ever held in his hands before, and the wish half formed came into his heart that it belonged to him. Suddenly a voice seemed to speak right at his elbow, saying: “And ye, in any wise, keep your seves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trou ble it.” With a start Achan looked about him, letting the wedge of gold fall upon a pile of silver with a clatter, but he saw no one, and partly reassured, he turned his eyes again upon the glittering gold at his feet. • “Who was to know if he took just this one piece of .gold from the midst of so much?” he asked himself, and his conscience answered back: "But Joshua solemnly told us not to touch the accursed thing.” “Yes, but was not the gold and the silver to be gathered and turned Into the treasury of the Lord?” questioned Achan as he reasoned with himself. “Surely-of all this great pile which I will turn into the treasury they will not miss this one wedge of gold.” “But it all belongs to the Lord,” came back the answer In his heart, and again the words of Joshua echoed in his ears: “Keep yourselves from the accursed thing lest ye make yourselves ac cursed.” Impatient with himself over his re proving conscience, Achan stooped and began gathering the silver and gold in piles, saying as he did so: “No one else, I dare say, will bring so much treasure Into the tabernacle to-day as I. Why, there is almost more here thRn 1 can carry.” In his search for something suitable in which to place the gold and silver his eyes fell upon an exquisite gar ment. “That must have belonged to the king himself,” he exclaimed, feeling its soft texture and noting the delicate golden embroidery which like lace work covered the entire garment. As he continued gathering the treas ure together, his thought was upon that wedge of gold and that fine gar ment, and somehow, these two did not get into the bundle which he was preparing to deliver to the priests. The temptation had come, and in stead of turning from it resolutely, he dallied with it and let covetous eyes and heart fix themselves upon these treasures. And ere he had finished gathering the gold and silver for the treasury of the Lord, he had persuad ed himself that that wedge of gold and that garment really belonged to him for his loyalty for turning in such a goodly sum. It never would be known, and as he placed the gold and the garment within the folds of his own clothing his avarice grew and he placed some of the silver there, also. Then, shouldering his burden, he made his way back to camp and presented himself before the door of the tabernacle, where the priest re ceived his offering. He wondered as he went away and sought the seclusion of his own tent whether the priest suspected him, for he asked whether this were all. How that gold and silver and garment hid den within his clothing semed to weigh him down. Feverishly he dug deep in the ground underneath his tent and placed the treasure there, and when it was done and the earth replaced, he breathed a sigh of relief and went about his usual tasks of the camp. That night his slumbers were dis turbed by frightful dreams and he seemed to see Joshua pointing his ac cusing finger at him and saying, in a voice of thunder: “Where is the accursed thing? Where is the accursed thing?” Once he started up and would have gone and made confession, but he turned back and called himself a fool, saying that no one could know what he had done. The next day all was excitement in the camp, for Joshua had called for volunteers to go up against the city of Ai. “We can take the city easily,” spoke out confidently the men who had been up to spy upon the place. Achan heard the words, and there echoed in his heart the words of Joshua: “Lest ye make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.” "Oh, bother,” he exclaimed under his breath, “what difference can the little gold and silver I have in my tent make with these my brethren in their fight upon Ai?” And silently and half sullenly, for his heart was greatly troubled over this thing which he had done, he watched the little company of 3,000 picked men depart in full confidence for Ai. He wanted to shout after the men not to go, but the thought of the gold within his tent and the desire to keep the same held his tongue. No, he would not tell. None should ever know. In his troubled condition Achan wan dered off from the camp, and it was late in the evening when he returned. He found the camp in disorder, and the people weeping, and he learned that deefat had been met at Ai, and 36 of his brethren had been slain. “Was he responsible?” he asked himself, and then as quickly he tried to defend himself and persuade his troubled conscience that he had done nothing wrong. “And none shall know of the gold,” he added. He was roused from his troubled thoughts by the crier passing through the camp saying: “This is the word of Joshua, call ing upon the people to sanctify them selves against the morrow, for thus saith the Lord God of Israel: There is an accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel; thou canst not stand before thine nemies until ye take away the accursed thing from among you.” liOtVMVU IT I LU l/KUU unit, cheek, and a great fear seized his heart. Every eye seemed to be turned upon him as he passed through the camp and sought the seclusion of his tent. The moaning of the wind seemed to be a voice crying out its ac cusation against him. The rustle of the leaves in the trees by his tent seemed to be whispering together and talking of his guilt. And everything about him seemed to be saying: “To morrow!” “To-morrow!” Ah, Achan didst thou but know that thou wert dealing not with man alone but with God, thou wouldst not with such boldness and hard-heartedness have gone with thy brethren into that great company of Israelites. Slowly but surely under the direction of God's spirit the people were sifted out, un til at last Achan was taken and a con fession wrung from his lips which spake his doom, for sin when it is come to the full, bringeth forth death. How "Gil" Got Even, During civil wur times Gilman Fay, a local. character, known by all as “Gil,” being in need of groceries and household necessities, went to the general store in Fayville, Mass., kept at that time by Colonel Dexter Fay, to make his purchases. The amount was G8 cents, and Mr. Fay tendered the clerk a $1 bill. Change being scarce in the store, as was often the case during those strenuous times, the clerk passed him some slips of paper with figures on them to equal the amount of change due. “Gil” looked at the slip, then at the clerk and slowly said, “What’s a.l this?” “Why, that is what we are giving for change now. When you get one dollar's worth we will redeem them,” replied the clerk, and “Gil” went out. A day or two after this occurrence “Gil” went to the stdre again for some tobacco. The clerk passed out the plug and “Gil” put his hand in his pocket, pulled out a handful of pump kin seeds, handed them to the clerk, saying: “These are what I am using for change now. When you get a dollar’s worth I will redeem them.” Many a widow’s heart hu been warmed over by an old flame. FILES CURED IN O TO 14 DATS. PASCO OINTM KNT Is ituaranteed to cure any case of llchlnK. Hllnd, Bleeding or Protruding Piles in I to U days or money refunded. Gllc. 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Matthew Turner, of San Francisco, owner of a schooner, rescued the crews of two Norwegian vessels that had been wrecked in the South Pacific. He has just received a handsome silver coffee set from the Norwegian government in acknowledgment. Strangely Mounted. The strangest military body in the world is a band of cavalry at Saint de Moorvay, a province on the east coast of Africa, which is under the rule of the French governor general at Mada gascar. These soldiers go about their military operations on oxen. The ani mals are lean creatures, and it is said they move with surprising rapidity. Father’s Good Advice. A young man from Pittsburg went to New York to “make good” in his chosen profession, eays a New York letter. The other night he stood in the lobby of a hotel and a friend asked him what he thought of New York. “I have only been here two days,” he replied, “so I have not seen the city very thoroughly. My father’s partin , words to me when I left home were: 'My son, you are going to a great city. There is much good and much evil to be found in New York. Keep to the straight and narrow’ path as closely as possible, avoid Wall street and, above all, beware of the monkey house.’ ”__ Morarchs as Linguists. Monarchs must know more than one language. King Edward, who trav eled so much, speaks French better than some Frenchmen, and also Ger man. The czar of Russia speaks French as w’ell as his native tongue and knows the numerous dialects. Emperor William of Germany speaks French and English correctly, and is also well versed in Latin. The king of Spain, the youngest of all, speaks German with ease and also French and EngHsh. Because of his marriage he now practices the latter. The king of Portugal speaks French, English, German and Spanish. The king of Italy is a master of French and Ger man and is also well versed in the va rious Italian dialects. - — - MONKS FIRST PLAYED DOMINOES Origin of Game That Is Popular tha World Over. With regard to the game of dom inoes there is a very interesting story connected with its origin. It runs thus: There were two monks who had been committed to the pen alty of a long seclusion and were con demned to keep absolute silence. To relieve the monotony they played a game by showing each other small flat stones marked with black dots. By a well-understood arrangement, the monk whose hand was used at first informed the other player by repeating in an undertone the first line of the vesper hymn, “Cantate Domino” (Sing unto the Lord). In time the monks completed the set of stones and formulated the rules of the game, so that by the time they were free to come out from their pun ishment they had found the game so interesting that on teaching it to the other members of the monastery it became a favorite and lawful pastime. It soon became popular all through Italy and from there extended to the whole world. The first line of the ves per hymn which the monks had used as a signal was reduced to the word domino, and the name has stuck to the game ever since. CRIED EASILY. - # Nervous Woman Stopped Coffee and Quit Other Things. No better practical proof that coffee is a drug can be required than to note how the nerves become unstrung in women who habitually drink it. The stomach, too, rebels at being continually drugged with coffee and tea—they both contain the drug— caffeine. Ask your doctor. An la. woman tells the old story thus: “I had used coffee for six years and was troubled with headaches, nervous ness and dizziness. In the morning upon rising I used to belch up a sour fluid regularly. “Often I got so nervous and miser able I would cry without the least rea son, and I noticed my eyesight was getting poor. “After using Postum a while, I ob served the headaches left me and soon the belching of sour fluid stopped (wa ter brash from dyspepsia). I feel de cidedly different now, and I am con vinced that It is because I stopped coffee and began to use Postum. I can see better now, my eyes are stronger. . "A friend of mine did not like Postum but when I told her to make it like it said on the package, she liked it all right.” Name given by Postum (Do., Battle Creek, Mich. Always boil Postum well and it will surprise you. Read the little book, “The Road to Wellville” in pkgs. “There’s a rea BO&.” TORTURED WITH GRAVEL. 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From an authoritative source the statement comes that the South Carolinian’s net proceeds thus far this year from his lecture tour are $25,000. Senator Till man is paid from $250 to $500 a lec ture and he is constantly in demand. His season is not confined to the sum mery Chautauqua course and he fills nearly as many dates in the winter as at any other time of the year. In the last four years it is said that he has laid aside over $G0,000 from his lecture receipts. Henry Watterson perhaps comes next in the matter of oarnintro nn nlatfnrm. fhamn Clark, of Missouri, ranks high as a popular favorite and makes about twice as much as a lecturer as his con gressional salary. Rothschilds Never Prosecute. While the Bank of England makes It a point never under any circum stances to relinquish the prosecution of those who have defrauded it in the slightest degree, being willing, if need be, to spend thousands of pounds to capture and prosecute people who have robbed it of even a few shillings, the Rothschilds make it a rule never to appeal to the courts or to the police in such matters. Of course, they are, like every other banker, occasionally the victims of dishonesty, but neither the police nor the public ever hear about the matter. This has alwrays been a principle of the heads of the house, who take the ground that it is better to bear the loss in silence than to disturb popular confidence in the safety of the concern by allowing it to be seen that its treasures are not adequately safeguarded. Peru Claims Kurokl. Gen. Kuroki, the famous Japanese soldier, has been variously described as of Polish. Russian and German ex traction. Another intteresting chap ter has been added to this genealogical symposium by an official publication in the Official Gazette, of Lima, Peru, which makes the claim, and submits nlmmtkln etototviftnt nf fopto tfl TifflVA “ -- it, that Kuroki's father was a Peruvian patriot whose name was Transito Charroqui. It is also declared that the general’s father was a descendant of the Incas, who themselves are be lieved to have been descendants of an Asiatic race, so Kuroki is an atavism and has come into his own in the land of his fathers. Ladies Who Want the Best that can be had in articles for ladies' and children's wear should correspond with the house of Lord & Taylor, Broadway and Nineteenth street, New York, who, in the past 80 years have built up a national reputation for that class of goods. The enormous buying capacity of this house enables them to sell goods at exceptionally low prices, and its high reputation insures com plete satisfaction to the buyer no mat ter whether she is located a thousand miles from New York city. -• Master of Many Languages. Gen. Picquart, French minister of war, is a sort of Admiral Crichton, for, besides a wide general cultivation, he reads, writes and speaks Russian, German and English and Italian. Such knowledge of language is not common with Frenchmen, even those of educa tion, but Gen. Picquart’s facility is ex plained, perhaps, by the fact thaat he is an Alsatian. The Alsatians have long been noted in France for the readiness with which they acquire Ion mi a croo Lecturer on Hysteria. Marie Pierre Feliux Janet, profes sor of experimental psychology in the University of Paris, who is now tra veling and lecturing in the United States, figures in the public mind as a hypnotist. As a matter of fact, this is only incidentally, but he is trying to demonstrate that the victim of hys teria is at the same time two different persons. O slavish man! Will you not bear with your own brother, who has God for his father, as being a son from the same stock, and of the same high de scent? But if you chance to be placed in some superior station, will you presently set yourself up for a tyrant? —Epictetus. Sultan Makes Concession. The sultan has given up opposing the introduction of electric light in Constantinople, and ere long that city will be lighted at night for the first time. World's Largest Pin Factory. Birmingham, Eng., boasts the largest pin factory in the world, where 37,000,000 pifis are manufactured every working day. 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Happily the horse has a faculty for upsetting the gloomy predictions that he is fated to be put out of business by the automobile. The horse business has kept right on developing in spite of the fact that the automobile indus try has been engaged in similar un dertaking. The demand for horses is still great. The supply of some classes of them is inadequate. The prices are high. The automobile may scare the horse into the ditch, but it isn't likely to crowd him to the -wall. There will always be a field for the horse, as there will always be a field for the automobile.—Hartford Times. Keep Your Blood Pure. No one can be happy, light-hearted and healthy with a body full of blood that cannot do its duty to every part because of its impurity; therefore, the first and most important work in hand is to purify the blood so that every organ will get the full benefit of a healthy circulation. There is no rem ndv sn srnod as that, old farnilv rem edy, Brandreth’s Pills. 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Artyoshi has not made up his mind yet whether he will remain in this country or go home to Japan after he has. been graduated from the school ship. A term on the schoolship fits a boy for service in the merchant ma rine. Artyoshi says he likes the United States and may stay here, but if Japan ever goes to war he will re turn home quickly as possible to take part in it. ELEVEN YEARS OF ECZEMA. Hands Cracked and Bleeding—Nail Came Off of Finger—Cuticura Rem edies Brought Prompt Relief. "I had eczema on my hands for about eleven years. The hands crack ed open in many places and bled. One of my fingers was so bad that the nail came off. I had often heard of cures by the Cuticura Remedies, but had no confidence in them as I had tried so many remedies, and they all had failed to cure me. I had seen three doctors, but got no relief. 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