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THE THRONE STORY BY THE "HIGHWAY AND BYWAY” PREACHER (Copyright, 1M7, by tbo Author, W. 8. Bdaou.) Scripture Authority: — t Samuel 2:1-32. % ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦»» »-M-M44-M 4 8ERM0NETTE. 4 4 David's success brought with 4 4 it no bitterness of regret over 1 i the means by which that sue- 4 4 cess had bean won. 4 T Had David purchased success 4 4 at the compromise of principle, 4 4 or the commission of crime, it 4 4 would have cast a cloud upon 4 ^ his life which would have over- T 4 shadowed him to the very grave 4 ± itself. 4 4 Take success in the world to- 4 4 day which is achieved by ques- T T tionable means, how certainly 4 4 do the misdeeds uncover them- 4 4 selves at last, and relentlessly 4 4 and persistently follow the per- 4 petrator. 4 4 Success won by any but fair i 4 means brings unrest of soul, 4 4 and merits the contempt and 4 4 scorn of the world. T 4 What shall it profit a man 4 4 if he gain the whole world at 4 4 the sacrifice of honor, or obedi- 4 T ence to God’s law, or service to T 4 his brother man? J 4 Faith that can wait brings T T •uecess which will endure. The 4 4 road of present expediency does 4 T not l®ad to the land of perfect 4 4 realization. 4 T It was a long time from the 4 4 anointing at Bethlehem until the 4 ^ crowning at Hebron. But the 4 4 God who promises at Bethle- 4 4 hem is the God who can keep 4 4 through the vicissitudes of the 4 4 years and can fulfill to the min- ^ r utiaii ma opur\cn wgrui ^ X The man who it willing to X X take only the success which 4 !+ God gives is the man Into whose X X hands God commits his most im- X X portant trusts. T X David's chief adviser was the 4 -4 Heavenly Friend whose wisdom + X '* above man’s wisdom, and 4 4- whose faithfulness never slack- X X ens. X X How often in the chapters be- ^ X fore us we find the statement 4 4- that David inquired of the Lord £ X as to the course he should pur- X X sue. Even this man of affairs 4 X with the discipline of the years X 4- upon him dare not trust to his 4 X own wisdom. He must seek X -4 the Divine guidance, by which X + alone he could walk in the X X straight path which would deliv- 4. X er him from the snares of the T X enemy and establish him in the + 4 kingdom which so long before X X bad been promised to him. 4 ^ In all of his tribulations and X 4 adversities David was the cheer- X X ful optimist whose vision was X X from above even while his feet X ^ walked the uncertain pathways X 4 Of the world. 4 I"* We may not all be called to X kingdoms, but we may all have 4 the privilege of the Divine X guidance and the consciousness 4 that God’s presence is with us, 4 be the place we fill ever so X humble. X 44444444444444444444444444 THE STORY. AFTER the ocean tempest come the subdued winds and the subsiding waves; the heavens stretch blue and beautiful from horizon to horizan, and the golden sunshine fills all the balmy air. But along the rock-bound shore the wreckage lies in mad confusion a nd reminder of the storm of the night before. There in mute protest to Nature’s friendly mood are the torh and shattered timbers of the noble ship which has gone down into the mer ciless maw of the mighty waters. There strewn along the beach is the water-soaked cargo, and from beneath the confusion of piled wreckage ap pears the hand, the foot, the battered head of some hapless victim. Nature so peaceful and reassuring, and yet bring ing but poor comfort to the heart which contemplates the ruin before it. So was it in Israel. The storm of battle has passed; the clash of arms is stilled, the thunder of rushing war chariots and the mad cries of multi tudes of men joined in death strug gle have died away, and those who have not fallen in battle have scatter ed to their homes while the victorious army of the Philistines laden with plunder has returned home again. The sky is blue as before, the sun cheery and warm, the breezes laden with perfume from the flowering fields, and the birds, unconscious of the trag edy of war—of the King # and his sons slain, and of the mourning in many a home in Israel whither the father, and the son, the sweetheart and brother would never more return —pouring out their little souls in glad melody, but in the hearts of the peo ple a note of deep anguish and anxious foreboding. Oh, the agony of those days, weeping for the lost and fearing for the living. With blanched cheeks and trembling lips the people talked together of the tragic end of King Saul and his sons, of the mutilation of their bodies, of their hanging from the walls of Beth-shan, a ghastly trophy of the fortunes of war, of the placing of the king’s armor in the temple of Ashtaroth the Philistine god; of these and the thousand and one other bloody details of the ter rible battle the people talked, and wondered what further misfortune awaited the nation. With Saul and his three sons dead, who was* there to lead the nation? Confusion and uncertainty prevailed. Even Abner the leader of the hosts of Israel was apparently unable to rally his forces and suggest some plan of action. The people were as sheep without a shep herd. So for days and weeks the dis order and confusion continued, even as far south as in the land of Judah. And there the stirring reports of the bat tle with its ill consequences to Israel were repeated over and over again, and the same qqestions stirred the hearts of the people as to who now would lead them as troubled the northern tribes. In the spirit of much depression the elders of Judah came together to consider the situation, meeting secretly in one of the little obscure towns lest if they assembled at Hebron, their chief city, newB of the meeting might reach the ears of the Philistines and stir them to immediate attack. It was but natural that the first thought should be of David, and some were for an immediate sending of a messenger to him inviting his re turn to Judah, but just as they were about to do so a runner brought tid ings that David had joined his forces with those of Achish, the Philistine king, and had shared in the recent bat tle which had resulted so disastrously to the army of Israel. “What, David fight against his brethren in Israel?” the elders ex claimed. “Yes,” replied the messenger. "Thou knowest bow he has been dwelling in the land of the Philistines for now these many months, and how King Achish gave him Ziklag in which to dwell. And Achish made league with him and trusted him as he might a brother, so that when he gathered his armies to go out against the arm ies of Israel he took David and his men along.” A long painful silence followed this disconcerting news. Whither, now, indeed, would Judah turn. David had failed them. Now that he had taken up arms against his own countrymen there could never more be .place for him In Judah. And with even great er depression than before the elders departed to their homes. But the next day strange things had happened in Judah. The elders sent messengers to each other with the query: “Hath David sent aught to thee? Behold, when I arrived home I found there awaiting me a goodly portlc* of the spoil which David had sent with loyal greetings. What thinkest thou concerning it?” It can be imagined what surprise and astonishment such tidings brought to each of the elders and hastily they reassembled early on the following day to consider the matter. Then It Was that the full details nf David's i>o. turn to Ziklag, his pursuit of the en emy which had burned his city and carried off the women and children, and of his recovery of everything which had been taken, were made known. “Then he did not fight with the Philistines against Israel?” they ex claimed. one to the other, their de pression giving place to the joy of a new hope. “Let us send greetings at once to David, and invite him to return,” eag erly suggested one. “But who is there who will dare go into the land'of the Philistines to carry him word. If the coming of such messenger reaches the ears of the Philistines. I fear It will go hard with David, and may bring the Phil istine armies down upon us,” spoke up another cautiously. Then followed an earnest discussion which was suddenly interrupted by the entrance of a breathless runner who exclaimed as soon as he was able to recover the power of speech: "David! Hebron!” “What’s that you say?” fairly shout ed the elders, so excited were they. "David has come to Hebron?” The messenger nodded his head in assent, and added: "Yea, and he hath brought all his men and all his substance, and bis wives and all whatsoever he hath.” "Then let us go up to Hebron and there anoint him as our king. Sure ly God has looked down upon us in our distress, and hath sent a deliverer." And so it was that the men of Ju dah came and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. Kashgaria. There are few places in the world so difficult to get at as Kashgaria. Though it lies in Chinese territory the journey from Pekin occupies no less than six months. From India cara vans take two months, having to cross meanwhile the three highest mountain ranges in the world by way of several passes measuring 18,000 feet above sea level. Then from the tailend of the Rus sian railway system in Central Asia one may reach Kashgar in three weeks by several routes, all involving tho trunoU nf A i GI i _ I - - " * UUU OVUlUi* swept passes. Kashgaria is said to cover an area of 350,000 square miles—a statement that has little interest until consid ered in relation to the proportion which is cultivated by man. It 1b startling to relate that human en deavor has been capable of rendering fertile little more than a hundredth part and that ninety-nine hundredths of it is irredeemable desert. Novelty in Entertainment*. A Paris paper says that on every Sunday Mrs. Mackay receives her friends in a secluded corner of the Latin quarter’s most famous park in Paris. The refreshments at these entertainments are supplied by pass ing vendors, such as old women who sell tempting raisin cake and other like dainties. The paper adds to this account, which, whether or not au thentic, is pleasant to believe, that these novel little affairs have been most successful and are a great relief after more formal entertainments. Natural Soap Baths. Natural soap baths are not an un mixed blessing. Tbe curious scap spring lhat forms • vender of a vil lage in Timor, Hast Indian islands, consists of a small elevated mud cone, from which bubbles up water heavily charged with alkali and radium, the discharge giving the ap pearance of a miniature volcano. A disadvantage of such a washing place is that vegetation is ruined for miles' around. Boots Worn by Great Protector. In London the other day a pair of riding boots worn By Oliver Cromwell were sold for $43. They were discov ered 30 years ago durlngt8ome exca vations at Oanonbury tower, Islington. The Two Reports of the Spies - Sunday School Lesson ior Sept. 1.1907 Specially Prepared for Thl3 Paper LESSON TEXT, —lumbers 13:17-30 23-33. Memory verses 30, 31. GOLDEN TEXT.—"The Lord is wltl «s; fear them not."—Num. 14:9. TIME.—July or August, "The Time ol the first ripe grapes” (Nhm. 13:20); B. C. 1490 by the common chronology. This was two or three months after they left Bir.al on the 20th day of the second month, sometime In May. PLACE.— Kedesli-barnea. An 11-dayi Journey (Deut. 1:2) of continued travel, as modern travelers have found (Robin son was exactly 11 days); 1. e„ 160 or 17C miles route from Sinai. It Js 50 milef south of Beersheba on the southern border of Palestine. Comment and Suggestive Thought. For two or three months the peo ple of Israel, men, women, and chil dren, slowly marched through “the great and terrible wilderness” from Sinai, a journey which ordinary trav elers could make in eleven days. The slow march and long rests were nec essary both on account of the children and the flocks, and on account of the need of longer training. Moreover, the difficulties and privations of the desert would make them more anx lous to enter the “land flowing with milk and honey.” Kadesh-barnea. At length, some time in July or August, they reached Kadesh-barnea, Ain Qadees, 50 miles south of Beersheba, just at the foot ol the range of hills which are the south ern boundary of Palestine. “From JCadesh the people can see, rising before them toward the north west, the steep ascent which leads into the hill country, the destined in heritance of the tribe of Judah.” The gates to their new home were before them, wide open. The fertile oasis to which they had come was a foretaste of their Inheritance. Only a steep climb and they can set their feel on the land of promise. Then Moses said unto them: “Be hold, Jehovah thy God hath set the land before thee; go up, take posses sion, as Jehovah, the God of thy fa thers, hath spoken unto thee; fear not, neither be dismayed.—(Deut, 1:21.) They had only to trust God and go forward, "hnd in less than two year* from leaving Egypt the land would have been theirs The God who had delivered them with a miirhtv hand who had made a path through the sea, who had rained manna, and brought water from a rock, and spoken from Sinai, and entered into covenant with them, and was leading them by his visible presence,—he bade them go up and take possession of the prom ised land. The people were afraid to go for ward. They were not a warlike peo pie. Abraham’s attack on Chedorlao mer and his army in rescue of Lot, in the far distant past, and their battle with the Amalekites, a year before this time, are the only battles record ed in the whole history of their race. The whole people (Deut. 1:22) asked Moses to first send out sp:es to in vestigate. This was wise under the circumstances, that is, the next wises) thing to going forward trusting in God, and therefore Moses agreed to the plan (Deut. 1:23), and it was so directed by God (Num. 13:1, 2). The Committee of Investigation.— Accordingly, Moses selected twelve leading men best fitted for the ser vice, whose names are given in vs. 4-15. g “Spy Out the Land."—The object of this expedition was (1) to learn what were the attractions of the coun try; (2) the difficulties in the way ol taking possession; (3) the best ways of reaching the country; (4) the prep arations it was necessary to make “Get you up this way southward.” Bet ter as in R. V., by the south, not re ferring at all to the direction form the Israelite’s camp, but to a well-defined tract of territory forming the south ernmost and least fertile portion ol the land of Canaan. It was called “The Negeb” or the South Country, literally, “the dryness.” In the same way we speak of “the South,’ nc matter in what direction we approach it. The. Two Reports.—The timid spies were like Elisha’s servant (2 Kings 6:16, 17), who saw the enemy, but did not see the heavenly chariots and horsemen ranged on the hills round about. They saw the giants, but were . blind to God. The report was evil because it omitted the essential factor in the case. lhe minority report or Caleb and Joshua was a good report because, while it accepted all the material facts of the other, it embodied the one essential of faith in God with its outcome of obedience and courage. The difference between the two lay in this: that the ten looked at God through the difficulties, as when you look at the sun through a reversed telescope, and it seems indefinitely distant and shorn of its glory; while the two looked at difficulties through God.—F. B. Meyer. Practical Points. God summons us to go up now, im mediately, and possess the land, eter nal life began in this world and in our youth. It is right that we should know the difficulties and dangers and self-de nials, as well as the good things in the land to which we are called. Every real good, like success, edu cation, usefulness, has great difficul ties and many enemies in the way. Those make, an evil report who see the enemies more clearly than the goodness of the land, and than the power and love of God. Usurp Man's Privilege. “The only real advantage I can see in being a business womas,” said one of them, "is that you can break an en gagement when you want to, like the men do. You can say that an Impor tant business matter came up unex pectedly that you were obliged to at tend to.” On Their Wedding Trip. “Oh, Edgar, if now there should sud denly be a collision, how delightful II would be to die thus together! (After a pause) It is true that your life if insured, is it not?” THE STAMP OF TRUTH. A Nature Story About a Monkey Who Barked at a Cat. In these days of nature-faking anec dotes the following, which bears the stamp of truth, will be welcomed by all animal lovers. A phonograph own er living near Cheat mountain, Ran dolph county, W. Va., had two pets of which he was very fond. One was a Makaki monkey and the other a large and fierce tempered cat of male gender. The colored “mammy" who looked after the house detested the monkey, but made • favorite of the cat and gave it a large plate of food every midday, the monkey receiving no attention whatever from her. As the simian watched the cat eating while he went hungry, his brain de vised the following clever scheme: Placing a blank on the phonograph he ran quickly into the neighboring house and took a bone from the big, savage dog who was gnawing It. When he had recovered from his as tonishment the dog pursued the thief into the parlor where the phonograph was and barked loudly. The monkey, on the top of the bookcase, was se. cure from harm. The old colored woman, thinking the dog was after her beloved grimalkin, chased him out and did not see the cause of the trouble or dream that the dog had been making a first-class barking rec ord. The following day mammy brought the plate of food as usual and the cat began to eat. The old woman was no sooner out of sight and hearing than the monkey placed the record in the machine and the air was filled with the noise of angry barks. The cat on hearing the voice of her enemy ap parently in the some room emitted one blood-curdling screech, sprang through the window and spent two nights and a day at the top of the large chestnut tree outside. When the trick was finally discovered the monkey’s owner was so pleased that he gave orders that the two animals should be treated equally ‘in the mat ter of food. It is reported that he has refused a large sum of money for the monkey. Full permission is given to those publishers desiring to incorpor ate this anecdote In text books on natural history to be used in the pub lic schools. Queen Mary’s House for Sale. From time to time most interesting historical relics come before the pub lic through the medium of the auc tioneer. The latest example of this Is Queen Mary’s house in Jedburgh, Scotland, and some old tapestry which it has contained. Jedburgh, according to Mr. James Tate, had a strong castle at the high est part of the town, and some of the mansions were in the form of bastile houses, the defensive character .being requisite as a protection against Eng lish invaders. Of these houses the most interesting specimen now re maining is one in which Queen Mary lay sick for some time after her ride of 50 miles over moor and moss to visit Bothwell at Hermitage castle, where he had been wounded by the banditti of Liddlesdale. It is this house for which offers are being in vited. The bed occupied by the queen at the time of her illness is now at Ab botsford, having been presented to Sir Walter Scott. The tapestry which covered the Vails of the room is said to have been worked by thne court ladies while they waited for the re covery of their sovereign. The Humor of the Diplomats. Occasionally, but not often, the love of fun leads some one away from courtesy, as when a prominent young fellow introduced a former Chinese minister to the colored man, whose duty it was to serve a preparatory cocktail, upstairs, to the dinner guests. “Mr. Minister,” said the Joker, “allow me to present Mr. -. our own representative at Ijiji and Zanzibar.” The diplomat took the presentation in good faith, and grasp ed the true situation only when the newly created minister, with a broad grin, asked whether it should be a manhattan or a whisky and soda. But this oriental was famous for his own wit and usually came out about even. To a young debutanie, who mischiev ously asked him if it were really true that he had five wives, he gracefully responded that the advantages of such a custom had not occurred to him until after his arrival in the United States. But, as was usually the case with him, there was a serpent’s tooth behind even this soft answer.—Bohe mian. Installments All Around. Patient (gloomily)—I don’t seem to be gaining very fast, doctor. Doctor (cheerfully)—You can’t ex. pect to get well at one jump. You will have to regain your health gradually day by day—sort of on the installment plan, as it were. Patient (brightening up)—Well, doc tor, if this thing keeps on much longer, I’m afraid that you will have to collect your bill in the same way.— Judge. Nearly Anonymous. Blackanwite—I feel that I’m not get ting a fair show in Scrlbharp’s. Oyles—Why so? “Why, of course, there’s my signa ture on the drawing; and they print my name at the bottom and over the top and in the contents and in the spiel about ‘T1 month’s Scrib harp’s’—” “Well?” /“Well—that’s crty five times.”— Puck. San Fraroisc a Big Dock. Belfast, Ireland now has the largest dry dock in the world. San Francisco will shortly possess a dock of even greater dimensions.* The new dry dock In the latter city will be 1,050 feet long from gate to the landward extremity; width at coping, 144 feet, and at bottom 92 feet; depth over sill and below coping, 39 feet 10 Inches, or 34 feet 6 inches at high water. The interior facing of the dock will be of re-enforced concrete of an average thickness of 15 inches. The International Marriage. “The American girl, who could pos sibly find her wanting?” ‘‘Why, possibly a Jury of her peers might.” 9 _m Columbus is having trouble with the telephone situation, kicking vigorously at the increase in rates recently order ed. This matter of efficient telephone service at reasonable rates is one of the biggest questions Mississippi has to handle at this time. The telephone is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. The home without one is fast becoming an exception instead of a rule, the ex tension of the service to the rural com munities is causing more trouble than all else. For several months the writer has been endeavoring to get hold of the “Farmers’ Contract” mentioned at times, but has so far signally failed. Hon. R. L. Bradley, railroad commis sioner, also took it upon himself to get hold of this mythical document, but has also failed. There is just cause for the next legislature taking some action looking to the regulation of this impor tant matter. The country people need telephones even worse than those in town, and they are deserving of a law that will supply this need and at a rate equitable to all, but at a rate they can pay’ . . • An able paper of the State advocates the passage of a law requiring the cor porations that own immense tracts of land in Mississippi to develop it or place it upon the market at a reason able price so that those desiring homes can buy it and do the developing them selves. While such a law may seem drastic and unwise just at this time, it is likely that the future may demand something of the kind. Foreign cor porations have bought millions of dol lars worth of our timber lands and are holding for the increase in price that is coming steadily. The greater portion of it was purchased for practically nothing, and up until the past year or two, taxes were paid at a rate of assess ment even less than the purchase price. Such a law as suggested might be classified as anti-corporation legisla tion, but it would apply to individuals as well as companies. The people of Mississippi are frequently placed in a itiioe ugui ijs uaruoring a strong senti ment against corporations. This is not true in any sense of the word. All that our people ask is, that corpora tions be accorded the same treatment as the man with forty acres and a mule. Mississippians ’ask for no more than they are willing to accord to others, but do vehemently insist that all be treated in a similar manner and that conces sions and exemptions- to monied con tras be stopped. • • • The people of Amite county are be ginning to give attention to other mat ters besides raising cotton. The Rec ord at Gloster speaks of the fact that a number of energetic men are hauling wood to town and selling it that comes from land being cleared, thereby mak ing it a source of profit instead of waste. Also of the fact that melons are bringing a good price and with a steady demand. One man will plant pretty largely of broom corn next year, encouraged by the extremely high price of the article. It might be sug gested that the corn be manufactured into the brooms right here at home, thereby keeping the whole amount of money here. Peanuts and other crops will be given attention, and the pre diction is made right here that a con tinuation of this policy will, in « few years, make the territory around Glos ter the most prosperous in the State. • • • The Herald at Water Valley takes up the proposition for a county fair for Yalobusha and Calhoun counties and makes a strong appeal for the organi zation of such an enterprise. In years gone by there was a good fair at Water Valley, but in the great period of depression it went the way of sev eral others. The people of that section are in a position to make a splendid display of agriculture, horticulture and stockraising, and it is to be sincerely hoped that the Herald’s agitation will be productive of a revival of the fair for that section. : i Mississippi has a large number of commendable innovations to her credit —as many or more than any State in the Union. One of these was the abol ishment of imprisonment for debt, a nefarious law that prevailed in all the States of the Union. Away back in 1824—January 2i—this statute wfcs re pealed and the lead was followed by other States. While there may be a moderate number of “shylocks” still at large, the misfortunes of a man cannot cause his incarceration in jail. The past history of our State is one to be proud of. and it should be the ambition of every citizen to see that the future is in keeping with the past. • • • The United States department of agri culture at Washington has recently is sued a bulletin on “Eradication of John son Grass” that should be of especial value to the farmers of sections where this grass has gained a hold. Copies of this bulletin will be furnished upon application to Farm Management U. S. Department of Agriculture. Thousands of dollars have been spent in devising a plan to get rid of this grass and it would be well for those interested to write for a copy and get the benefit of this extensive investigation. • • • The flood of advertisements offering sure-shot and get-rich-qu^ck schemes continues, and suckers bite with alarm ing regularity despite the repeated warnings of the press. There is no oc casion for a man to send a cent of money away from Mississippi for in vestment, the qjpportunities being equal to or superior to those from any part of the world. Put your money into the development of Mississippi’s splendid resources and the reward you will reap will be a double one. The Hopson Bayou Drainage District of Coahoma county has been organized and legal notice of same published. The good people of that county are wide awake to the necessities and ad* vantages of drainage and are making a campaign that promises great things for the future. The letter on “Delta Drainage”| in this department two geeks since no doubt applies to the delta as it is at present, but the writer on a visit five years from now will find changes that make him more opti mistic. The men who own that immense ly fertile section of the State do not propose to sit down and wait for devel opments, but are going after them i*i a manner that assures the realization Of the dream spoken of in this former communication. The writer believes that in ten years the delta will produce more than a million bales of cotton and also corn, meat and the other necessaries. The spirit of diversifica tion that is spreading there is bound to bring about these demanded changes. • • • The Cyclone Fair Association gave a colt show in Claiborne county on the 15th that was voted a splendid success. Good stock from the surrounding coun try was on exhibition and a large num ber of interested people were in at tendance. The fair spirit is growing fast in Mississippi, and next year it is expected that a dozen new events will be announced. • • • A large number of newspaper men will be in the make-up of the next leg islature; possibly a larger per cent, of the total than ever before. Two of them are slated to enter the contest for speaker—Hon. Walker Wood of Tate, and Hilrie Quin of Hinds. They are a hard-working lot that usually do some thing for the other fellow and very lit tle for themselves, and it is gratifying to note that in some places this work is being appreciated by the people in a substantial way. • • • One of the State papers figures it out thusly: “Mississippi will elect, when she gets through with her primaries, one United States senator, 20 State of ficers, 178 members of the legislature, 13 district attorneys, 1,200 county offi cers and almost 2,000 beat officers.” As there were only 120,dbO votes polled, wuuiu u« buuul o«ju to eaen man elected. Then, considering that two were defeated for every one elected, the division would come down to less than one hundred voters to each candi date. Great is Mississippi and the office-seeking proclivities of her loyal and true citizens who are willing to serve. * * * The man who looks for something to do in Mississippi is very likely to find it if he is in real earnest. „ * * • Diversification means hog and hom iny with especially emphasis on both items. Our farmers are beginning to diversify along all lines. • • • Forget the election and let’s get down to work for a “Greater Mississippi’’ with a vengence. There's something to it. * 3 • If you know something that will benefit your fellowman, let’s hear from you. _ SAVE toUR TINFOIL. Save and sell your tinfoil. The recent rise in the price of tin has led to a cu rious development in this and other coun tries. Several of the best known chocolate manufacturers on the continent have issued the following notice: “Do not throw away the tinfoil in which the chocolate is enveloped. It is composed ot pure metal, a metal which is dear. Keep it and Itefore long it will be called for by our agents, wh»> will pay for it at 4ts market value. The chocolate industry in Europe spends nearly $4,000,000 per an num in tinfoil, and these $4,000,000 are generally thrown to the winds.’ It is further explained that the pres ent high price of tin is due to the action of English and Dutch speculators, who have forced it far beyond its actual value. What seems to gffce some color to the alleged preciousness of the paper wrap ped around the chocolate is the story told by a Socialist journal of Hamburg, to the effect that a group of workmen were able to procure a part of their com mon library by collecting and selling these fugitive sheets of tinfoil.—Chicago rrrihiir»<» SHOULD BE REPRESENTED., It is of paramount importance tbat every trade and labor council in the Do minion of Canada should be represented at the twenty-third annual session of j;he Trades and Labor Council of Canada, which will convene at Winnipeg, Sep tember 16, 1907. One of the most vital questions to come before the body will be that of immigration. So, too, the re ports of the progress of the political ac tion, determined upK>n at last year’s ses sion, will be of great interest. Every day has its opportunities, its troubles, its temptations, its virtues and its sins. At its close, its record is made up for eternity. For good or evil it is past and past forever. The strong safeguard to our lives is high moral and spiritual habit, the pow er to guard us in dangerous times, of right custom. How easy and natural to go on doing the things we are accus tomed to do, thinking as we are accus tomed to think, feeling as we are accus tomed to feel! It is hard to change habit, and what a bulwark it is to our soule! Our habits of thought, feeling and action will generally hold fast against strong attack. And we are apt to keep on our accustomed way, even when it leads us to confront perils and dare great dangers. PINKERTONS. • It can not be denied that the evidence produced by the defense in the Haywood case demonstrated that one of the most powerful combinations of corporate capi tal in the United States sent spies and detectives into the ranks of organized labor to incite riot and bloodshed, in or der that the Western Federation of Min ers might be legally accused of disorder and crime, and thus disintegrate and de stroy the organization.—Typographical Journal. e _ THl! GUBERNATORIAL RACE. Noel Has the Lead, But the Vote Is Very Close. Jackson, Miss.—The finish in the sec ond primary promises to be as thrilling as in the first. Following is the vote given each candidate for governor, ac cording, to unofficial tigpres: COUNTY. Brewer. Noel. Adams. 500 450 Alcorn. 1,311 731 Amite. 600 937 Attala... .1,076 1,479 Benton. 548 323 Bolivar. 367 477 Calhoun . 897 1,011 Carroll. 913 747 Chickasaw. 978 627 Claiborne. 299 459 Clarke. 643 916 Clay. 694 555 Coahoma. 513 167 Copiah. 1,393 1,125 Covington. 768 800 DcSoto. 664 526 Forrest. 545 867 Franklin. 404 677 Crenada. 318 508 Harrison. 881 850 Hinds. 1,140 1,455 Holmes. 448 1,144 Itawamba. 789 1,046 Jackson....,. 429 360 Jasper.... 771 723 Jefferson. 240 486 Jones. 1,108 1,229 Lamar..*... 273 546 Lafayette... 1,106 <8)2 Laudeitlale. 1,479 1,756 Lawrence. 450 460 Leake. 833 1,172 Lee. 1,493 1 241 Leflore. 326 558 Lincoln. 1,319 <198 Lowndes. 704 • 700 Madison. 616 674 Marion.. .. 403 750 Marshall. 633 870 Monroe. 1,233 1,198 • Montgomery. 437 1,146 Neshoba. 1,049 1,150 Newton . 1,057 1,021 Noxubee. 356 632 Oktibbeha. 495 822 Panola. 871 837 Pearl Hiver. 289 264 Piko. 981 1,089 Pontotoc. 1,258 1,014 Rankin. 966 539 Scott. 765 745 Sharkey. 152 ]64 Simpson. 8.17 895 Smith. .. 1,099 973 Sunflower... 331 443 Tallahatchie. 078 500 Tate. 684 829 Tippah. , 1,173 770 Tishomingo. 878 475 Tunica. 234 ! 129 Union. 1,240 j 1,036 Warren. 926 j 555 Washington. 535 529 Wayne. 550 579 Webster. 577 • 364 Wilkinson. 390 428 Yalobusha. 1,129 637 Yazoo . 903 1,061 Total. 51.564 52,086_ Mississippi's Delegates. Gov. Vardaman has named the fol lowing delegates to the Lakes-to-Gulf Deep Waterways convention to be held in Memphis Oct. 4 and 5: George T. Mitchell, Tupelo; A. C. Anderson, Rip ley; Charles Scott, Rosedale; S. R. Hughston, Ackerman; S. A. Wither spoon, Meridian; Theo. O. liilbo, Pop larville; W. W. Dickson, Centerville; C. M. Williamson, Jackson. Farmers’ Institute. The faculty and management of the Mississippi Agricultural Experiment Station are now making active prepar ations for the final “rou.td-up” farmers’ institute which is scheduled to be held at Starkville Sept. 4, 5 and 0 next. This will afford an excellent opportu nity to those interested to hear some instructive discussions on cultural methods and kindred subjects. Examination of Teachers. The examinations for white teachers in the seventy-eight counties of the State will be held on Sept. 6 and 7, and again on Sept. 20 and 21. The exam inations for colored teachers will be held on Sept. 13 and 14, and again on Sept. 27 and 28. Sixteenth Section Land*. The next legislature of Mississippi will be asked to enact a bill exempting the McQuown property in Columbus from the provisions of the sixteenth section leasehold clause. Practically the entire business district of the city is included in the sixteenth section, and as a great deal of property has changed hands recently a number of complica tions have arisen. Scholarships Created. The Mississippi Division, Jnited Daughters of the Confederacy, has es tablished a scholarship in the Indus trial Institute and College at Columbus and in Millsaps College at Jackson, for the benefit of the descendants of Con federate soldiers or sailors. To Talk Agriculture. On Sept. 2 Congressman Candler will begin a tour of his district in the inter ests of agricultural pursuits. Mr. Can dler will be accompanied by four gov ernment experts that have been as signed to work in the district. The tour will be as follows: Iuka, Sept. 2; Corinth, Sept. 3; Booneville, Sept. 4; Guntown, Sept. 5; Tupelo, Sept. 6; Ful ton, Sept. 7; Amory, Sept, i); Aber deen, Sept. 10; Caledonia, Sept. 11; Columbus, Sept. 12; Starkville, Sept. 13; Macon, Sept. 14. Female Suffragists. «■ The Mississippi Woman’s Suffrage Association will meet at Jackson in November, at which a memorial will be framed asking the legislature to con fer suffrage on women in presidential elections. _ t Building Boom. Building operations and industrial improvements involving an outlay of nearly half a million dollars are in progress at Columbus, and the city is enjoying the most prosperous era In her history.