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IFOR THE BIG CITY VISITOR
Advice Given Those Who Only Infre quently Have to Leave the Home Town. Metropolitan blemishes and draw backs are not Qften emphasised by the dass of business men who are per haps the most interested In bringing strangers to town—the hotel keepers. However, a New York boniface has had the frank and friendly inspiration ’to prepare a card of “don’ts” for pre sentation to each of his guests. An early suggestion has to do with 'watches and money. Don’t wear your timepiece loose on a fob, and don’t believe that a hip pocket is as secure as a bank. Why carry a roll, anyway, when the hotel office has a safe? Next, the affable stranger. Don’t I let him persuade you that he fe an ;% old friend. , Next, life and limb. Don’t believe that you are a6 swift as an automo bile. And don’t tote a gun—“it is bet ter to run.” Next, traps. Don’t go too confi dently into unknown places; the way out is not always so straight and simple as the way in. Yet, on the other hand, don’t go to the harassing extreme of cautiousness and suspicion. The city is not bad just because it is big, nor is every one You meet necessarily a con man. Big cities, speaking bromidically, are alike. Though no local hotel man has yet issued a bulletin of warning, - ... .. * • a n i_ wuai ' it atfrvt; uiw ucui^ou vi uuuu iharie and Kinderhook in New York will Uso advantage the visitor from Chebanse or Pecatonica in Chicago.— Chicago Post. MURDERERS BURKE AND HARE Wen of Notorious Memory Should Still Be in the Recollection of Londoners. The skeleton of the last of the body snatchers treasured in King’s College hospital recalls that there must be Londoners still living who remember Hare, who, with his accomplice, ^ Burke, first substituted murder for resurrecting corpses in order to sup ■* ply subjects for the dissecting rooms. 4 Burke (whose method of smothering the victims gave his name as a new verb to the language) was hanged on 4 the testimony of his accomplice, for Hare turned queen’s evidence and was xeleased. Forty years or so ago Hare was a well-known figure in London streets, for Serjeant Ballantine in his “Life,” describes him as one of the most per eisrent blind beggars on the streets about 1870. Few people recognized the cold-blooded murderer in the middle-aged, stout man, clad in a white smock and led dbout by a dog. His blindness be owed to the fact that on leaving prison Hare found work 1n some lime kilns. The laborers dis covered his history and threw him into a pit of lime. It was a terrible ven geance, for it destroyed his eyesight. And as it is not fifty years since he was a striking figure in London streets some people should recall him.—Lon don Chronicle. Bggs When Not Used as Food. For burns and scalds nothing is more soothing than the white of an egg, which may be poured over the wound. It is softer as a varnish than collodion, and, being always at hand, can be easily applied. It is also more AAAlinx iUnn Hi a a nrAO f nil o nrl nnttcn -which were formerly supposed to be the surest application to allay the Bmarting pain. The egg is considered to be one of the best remedies for dysentery. Beaten up slightly, with or without sugar, and swallowed at a ■gulp, It tends, by its emollient quali ties, to lessen the inflammation of the stomach and intestines, and by form ing a transient coating on these or gans, to enable nature to resume her healthful sway over a diseased body. Two, or at most three eggs per day would be all that is required in ordi nary cases; and since egg iB not mere ly medicine but food as well, the lighter the diet otherwise and the quieter the patient is kept the more certain and rapid is the recovery. Milk In Red Bottle*. The discovery is said to have been made that milk kept in red bottles will remain sweet and pure longer than when kept in plain glass or oth er colored bottles. Experiments have -been made with the spectrum to de termine which of the rays of light af j feet milk, and it has been found that it is the rays toward the violet and of the spectrum that do the mischief. The red ray is stronger and more neutralizing and probably has some neutralizing effect upon the lacteal microbe. If experiments confirm the theory that the red bottle preserves the milk better than the bottle now in use, the red bottle should be adopted generally. Such a change will create a new set of milk bottle millionaires.—Knickerbocker Press. For Old-Fashioned Rooms. If you have a room hung with the 'imitations of Old English chintzes in vest in one of the lovely fruit dishes lined with chintz. These dishes are made in Royal Doulton and they are decorated in some of the old chintz designs—the sort with gay plumaged birds and stiff, bright flowers rollicking over a light ground to their hearts’ content. Some of the dishes are big, rather shallow bowls, with a band of open work at the top. Some of them are of the old-fashioned, high-stemmed type. Any of them would make a charming addition to the old-fashioned a-oom hung in quaint chintz. I :: HELM STOP TEARING UP STREETS Cities to Be Congratulated on Calling a Halt on Moat Wasteful Proceeding. Municipal engineers in England have recently complained against the wasteful practice of tearing up pave ments just after they are laid In or der to repair or extend water or gas mains and electric conduits. The same prictice obtains generally In the United States, but a number of cities have adopted stringent rules which are working satisfactorily. In New York city, previous to the laying of a new pavement, the city de partments and utility companies which have subsurfaoe structures are noti fied and ordered to make such repairs, renewals and extensions as will care adequately for their service for sev eral years to come. Thereafter per mita fnr atrAA# ftnonliin are not rr&nt ed for period* varying from one to three year*, depending upon the neces sity of the case and the condition of the pavement The standard period la three years In case a great neces sity is not shown and the pavement Is in good condition. The pavement is restored under the eye of an Inspector and is done with -the very greatest of cars, the back filling material being placed in thin layers, carefully wetted and rammed. Moreover, the department or utility must do the work at Its own expense, and must, In addition, furnish a bond equal In amount to about double the cost of the pavement disturbed. The bond Is forfeited in ease the pavement settles or proves unsatisfactory in other respects. It has been proposed In a number of cities to build tunnels fsr the various undsrground facilities, bat after a care ful investigation of the subject in New York several years ago, an adverse de cision was reached, the commission bolding that the regulation above de scribed lessens the nuisance consid erably and guarantees a satisfactory restoration of the pavement.—Engi neering Record. MARVEL AT BEAUTY SEEKER Average Man Does Not Seem to Us derstand an Effort to Cor rect the Ugly. It would seem sometimes as If the - world prefers to remain unhappy. Someone comes along and puts forth an idea to end suffering or unhappi ness, and at once the objection is ad vanced, "0, that’s Utopian.” or “He’s a dreamer.” And another comes along and puts Borne spot of beauty in the landscape disassociated from his own personal property and everyone looks blankly and says: “Why does he do it?” or "He must have money to throw away.” Discouragement, criti cism, Indifference seems the portion of the man or woman who seeks to , make beautiful that which is ugly, un- ! til it appears as if the people pre ferred that the face of America should remain unbeautiful. The - dreamer becomes a man to be pitied Instead of listened to; the woman who wants to plant a tree on the avenue, a vine on the school house, or & shrub on the square Is “queer," and the wonder Is expressed, “What I Is she up to?* Curious how little we have to recognise things tor ear good when they are suggested or planned. Truly do we Americans need ears with which to hear and eyea with which to see, and the spirit whioh encourages the good and the beautiful wherever and how soever It is suggested.—Exchange. Reaping of Prosperity. Solomon, the wise proverb-maker, bald: “There Is that scattered and yet Increased and there la dat wld holded more than Is meet and It tended to poverty." The sowing of grain Is an Illustration of de thought In this text By sowing It Increase; by withholding the seed, failure to scatter It la de sell, increase la made Impossible, not because of the will of de law of sowing and reaping, which is universally recognised. “He that sowed sparingly shall reap sparingly; he that sowed bountifully shall ala* •sap bountifully."—Unity. Kerosene as a Cleanser. The soot that coats a frying pan can be easily taken off by sopping It wid kerosene and scraping It off shortly afterward wid a pot chain. Kerosene never should be handled near a lire. fitting kerosene and ammonia in water when washing glass ornaments will give them a brightened appear ance. Washing da window panes wid kerosene win keep them from frosting in cold weader, while at de same time giving a brighter light within thr rooms.—Christian Science Monitor. City Planning In Canada. Is “going In for” city plan ning date daya, and an honorary com mission is to be appointed to prepare for Ottawa “a comprehensive plan for the location, laying out and ornamenta tion of parka, connecting boulevards, de location and architectural charac teristics of publlo buildings and ade quate and convenient arrangements for traffic and transportation In de area in question." in.biiii." ' linn.. mim is ii—naimii m Utooional MOM Lesson (By E. O. SELLERS, Director of Evening Department, The Moody Bible Institute, Chicago.) LESSON FOR JANUARY 4 JESUS AND THE CHILDREN. LESSON TEXT—Mark 9:30-41; 10:13-1«. GOLDEN TEXT—“Gird yourselves with humility, to serve one another; for God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble."—I Pet. 5:6. We now return to the New Testa ment, and during this year finish those studies on the life of Christ which were followed during the year 1912. Almost as though it were an answer to the question, “who are for him, and who are against him?” that w’as asked in the last lesson for that year, we have presented for our study today, the relations of Jesus with children. In his teachings about children, as about so many other things, Jesus stands unique among all religious teachers. The events of this lesson occurred uuuug tuo ouimucr ui jtx. u. uur lng the time of his Perean ministry, which extended from his final depart ure from Galilee until his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Lust for Power. I. A Wayside Dispute, vv. 30-37-—As though by way of contrast, the lesson committee has given us this side-light as to the effect, up to this time, upon the hearts of the disciples of those great truths Jesus had been teaching them, about the method whereby he was to establish his kingdom. The disciples lusted for power, a wrangling which had not yet ceased. Jesus wait ed until they had arrived at Caper naum, and ther heat had cooled some what before taking any notice of the dispute. In response to his question ing they held their peace, for, after reflection, they were ashamed of what had taken place, v. 34. Jesus then pre sented to them a concrete example of what is to be required of all of those who shall seek to enter into this new kingd m. That was a more pertinent qu> than the one they had just bee cussing. (Luke 18:15-17) tells us t. these disciples desired to send the children away, hence the words. Suffer them to come.” Ever after, when this mean, low, ambition to be “the greatest” came up, there must have arisen before them, in memory, this picture. His appeal to children meets a well nigh universal response in the hearts of men. The fact that the child was so near at hand is sug gestive of the attractiveness of Jesus. The disciples were seemingly afraid of him (v. 32), not so, however, the child. For us to receive one who per fectly trusts him is to receive Jesus himself, and to receive Jesus is to re ceive the Father, for he came as the representative of the Father, the full revelation of God, Col. 2:9. To en ter the kingdom is of course prelim inary to any question of precedence in that kingdom. Jesus taught these disciples that as a little child is teachable (Matt. 18:3), so must all be svho are to follow him. Thus Jesus contrasts the spirit of humility with that of pride which they had just shown. The lower we put ourselves the higher God will exalt us, Phil. 2:6-11. Jesus rebuked his disci ples and taught them that rather than seek the place of authority and leader ship, they ought to take the place of a child, that they may be taught and be ruled. II. Authority Denied, vv. 3341. The spirit manifested by these disciples \y. 60) lb mr lruui uaviug ucuu moved from the earth after all of these yean. The ability t« cast out devils lu the name of JeBUs was evidence enough in his mind that such persons were for, and not against, him, vv. 39, 40. It is not, however, the ability to cast out the devils, but rather' the fact that a service had been perform ed “in his name," which bulked large in his mind. Such is the service that has its reward, v. 41 and Matt. 12:30. Set Good Example. III. Angels in Disguise, 10:13-16. This attitude of Jesus towards those children about him (9:36) led othen to bring their children to him, and among these were the babies, Lsike 18:15. Try and picture the scene as Jesus extended his hands in blessed benediction. What effect this blessing may have had upon a baby’B heart we are not told, but we can imagine that a sense of responsibility for Chris tian nurture must have remained with these parents, Eph. 6:4. Those in charge of these children have set us a good example in bringing them thus early to Jesus. To allow children to reach the “years of undertanding" be fore teaching them the way of life, is as unreasonable as is neglect teach ing children the habits of physical cleanliness, until they are old enough to understand sanitation, hygiene, or the laws of medical science. As we look back over these inci dents we are impressed by the fact that those who engage in such a silly, nay, even wicked a discussion as to the matter of pre-eminence—whether it be that they had a spiritual or tem poral idea of that kingdom-^stood dumb before him when called upon to justify themselves. Those who fain would send the children away are re buked, and it is revealed to them that these stoo 1 nearer to the Christ than did the disciples themselves. Even those not socially nor personally at tractive may be received “in my name," i. e-, for his sake. 4T I WISH You a Happpy and Prosperous 1914 ALSO To thank each and every one (or the liberal patronage given me in the past. Which served to make 1913 a pleasent and prosperous year. I YOUR TRADE Is solicited for the future and whatever the purchase may be either a diamond ring or collar button, it will be appreciated and I guarantee you satisfaction with every Pur chase. Watch repairing, engraving and optical work our specialty. FOR 1914 Resolve to trade at ' TAYLOR’S JEWELRY STORE Wishing a Happy New Year to all. Respectfully, A- A. TAYLOR i Allen’s Big Stock Reduction Sale Is Still Going On Below we quote you prices on a very few of the many bargains now to be bad at this sale: : '_ 25 pound sack Granulated 118 sugar_IP A 5i pounds Pea Berry Coffee $ 1 5h pounds best (25c) roast- 01 00 6 pounds good 20 cent roast- 01 00 ed Coffee.V I Barrel “Very Best” $6.25 35 Highest Patent Flour_<P v Barrel good patent $5.50 Flour every barrel guaranteed to 4M85 satisfy you or your money refunded <P *x 5,000 pairs of Shoes going at 20 per cent discount $12,000 worth of staple dry goods, ladies cloaks, men's overcoats, plush robes, winter underwear and other goods too numerous to men tion at 204 discount. A car load of cooking stoves. A car load of Buggies. Two car loads Avery and John Deere plows and implements. Everything in this stock goes into this big sale. We are selling no cheap “John” Goods, and are making no catch prices. Every article just as rep resented or your money refunded. Buy what goods you are going to need, while this sale lasts. We will save you money on every purchase made. Asa W. Allen Co. 114 North Spring Street Tupelo, Miss.