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Rev. Ernest Bourncr Allen, D. D.
Pastor of the Washington, St.
Congregational Church and the
Marion Lawrence Sunday
School, Toledo, Ohio.
For Sunday, June 4, 1916
Lesson Title: "The Call of the
Lesson Text: Acts 16: 6-15. , Mem
orize vs. 9, 10. 1
Golden Text: "Come over into Mace
donia, and help us." Acts 16: 9.
I. The Call of the West.
Paul was a tireless traveller. He
ever heard the call of the cities anil
lands beyond. Busy strengthening
the churches in Asia Minor, he hears
the call into Macedonia. Later he is
saying to himself, 'I must see Rome."
And still farther west lies Spain and
other "regions beyond." "The Call of
the West," to Paul, was the challenge
to meet new opportunities for ser
vice. He might have said, "Let these
people look after themselves, I am
busy enough here." But he did not
evade his responsibility.
The West is calling men today.
There are those who think it is des
tined to control our entire country.
They believe it is now shaping our
policies in government, business, ed
ucation and religious effort. They
think that the old supremacy of The
East is gone, never to return. Cer
tainly the middle West is a prime
factor in our national life. Its great
cities-Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, and
a score of lesser ones hnve immense
of the religious problem of
the West . Much of our life there is
still in the gristle. Fortunes are in
the making. A mighty army of
young people is forever marching in
to the business and social life there.
How shall their home ideals be pre
served ? How shall they be kept loyal
to God and active in the service of
the church? How shall they be made
to realize the values in institutions
like the church and the public school?
Are we not needing still the preachers
of righteousness, of christian living
and service, of responsibility to God?
11. "The Man of Mecedonia."
The "man of Macedonia" is calling
us today. Who is he and what does
he fay? How do you answer him?
How does your church seek to help
him? What is at stake in making
a reply?
The "man of Macedonia" today is
the immigrant. He is seeking to
learn our customs and secure the ben
efits of our life. The "man of Ma
cedonia" is the black man. There are
11,000,000 of them today. They are
seeking for their chance in the great
republic. Then ther is the Indian, the
remnant of those brave fighters who
tried to keep the white man out of
their domains. The Indian is not de
creasing in numbers today and he de
serves the best from our hands. There
is also an army of dependent, disabled,
defective, degenerate people who lift
their cry to the churches and to the
nation today. There is the cry of the
toiler who demands a larger share in
the products of labor and capital.
There is the cry of the educated man
who seeks to -lead the multitude.
There is the cry of the competent and
of the wealthy. The "man of Mace
donia" has many representatives to
day. Bow shall we answer him?
What shall we do for him?
III. The Business Woman.
."he first convert in Macedonia was
a woman named Lydia, a seller of
purple. There are more women in
some form of business life today than
ever before. The number is increas
ing. The war in Europe has thrown
more work upon women than they
have been accustomed to do before.
They are engaged in occupations
which previously were thought open
to men only. Probably not all of
them will leave these occupations
when the war is over. There will be
a new era in the work of women.
The business woman today has
proved that she has strength of char
acter to meet the peculiar tempations
which comes o her., She needs, how
ever, as before, the shelter and en
couragement of the home and the
power of a christian life to keep her
true. We shall only weaken our na
tional life if womanhood loses its
purity and purpose in the turmoil of
this life today. Are you making it
any easier for the business women
you know? Are you helping them to
meet the temptations that come to
them? Are you trying to make easiei
the work of the young woman who
has come from the country aide to the
town or city work? Are you bringing
her the message of the Master and the
help of Jesus Christ? ,
Tho Root of All Good.
In the man whose childhood hu
Known caressed there lios a fiber c
memory which can be touched to no
bier JuiiueB. George Eliot
A no-i sensational trial started
In Xow York on May 'Jt'2, wlu-ii Dr.
Arthur Warren Wnite was called
In plead t a charge of having mur
der' d his fatlicr-in-law, .lolm K.
Tcck, of Crauil Rapids Mich. The
case was placed before Justice
Clarence iShearn, and the prosecu
tion conducted by District Attorney
I'M ward Kwanii. Mrs. Clara Louise
Will to, wife of the prisoner, wn a
material witness.
Walte admitted that he fed
genus to his wife's folks and tin
ally administered poison in their
food. His early record .shows him
cruel to animals when a ciiilil, lie
shirked work, robbed" fellow stu
dents and doctored Ills university
uv r
Efforts to Keep Them Down S28
Each for Maneatcrs.
Extraordinary efforts to keep
down the number of sharks in the
Adriatic are being made by the Ma
rine Board of Trieste, Austria, ac
cording to a report sent to the Stat
Department by Consul-General
Guenther at Frankfort, Germany.
The board recently issued a circu
lar Instructing all Austrian marine
officers to stimulate the killing of
sharks and offering high premiums,
ranging up to ?23, for each fish cap
tured. The bounties to bo paid
For each shark of whatever spe
cies (the edible variety excepted)
up to five feet in length, ?2.30; for
larger ones, $4.60, and for very
large specimens of the species Oxur
ihlnna spalanzanl 'and Odontaspls
feret, $11.50.
For the capturo of maneatlng
thnrks the premiums range from
?9.20 to $23, according to size.
Fishermen making application for
payment of bounties are required
only to exhibit tho specimens to the
nearest harbor officer.
Tha Elephant as a Nurse.
A lady In India tells this story of an
elephant's skill as a nurse. " 'Thou
art hungry, doubtless, big mother
said Remml, emerging presently from
the hut with the baby in her arms.
'Ishta, beautiful elephant, take care of
baby; I am going to see to your din
ner.' She puts the little restless
brown bundle down on the ground be
tween Ishta's two feet. Then she
fetched the earthenware jar of unglaz
ed red clay and filled It with live
charcoal, setting it down to get heat
ed through while she mixed flour and
water into dough. With the skill of
frequent practice she spread the rough
mixture three or four inches thick all
over the outside of tho jtr. While the
dough was slowly baked by the heat
from tho embers Inside Ishta, patient
and docile as was her wont, cared for
the biby, gantly restraining the little
truant, who would have crawled away
Now and again when the baby
limbs moved quicker and achieved
a few p-oes of freedom Istha'f
trunk would nrefiilly v.-'ml round
the little body and i:t Itbacli
to safety between the husje lnr
Hers of bPr fot. niri the t'p would
nen'lv pet and fondle away hubv's
fretfulness nnd In-n'ener) -i control."
Women as Aivmiccts.
In every lino of work wo.iien are
comln;; forward with proofs of tholi
ability, hat in no profession i3 thh
advancement so noticeable us thai
of arehiteetuie. lly way of exam
ple, tho prize given by tho Uostou
Society of Architects for tho best
architectural design submitted by a
graduate of the Masachusetts lustl
tuto of Technology was won by Miss
Ida Ryan, who Is tho ilrst woman to
secure this prize. As further proof
of tho recognition that is being ac
corded her, Miss Ryan attended this
year a banquet of tho Boston Socloty
of Architects. This was the llrst
time that a woman has been so
Aged Man Now In Mad House Con
fided His Beliefs and Drawings
To This Lucky Typo
Ringling, Ok. The story of how a
poor linotype operator who worked on
a daily newspaper in Battlecreek Mich,
made a half million dollars in oil in
Oklahoma within two years after he
had mortgaged his belongings for the
top cent they'd bear, is contained iu
the expeiieneea of Hoy M. Johnson ol
The daily income of two producing
companies in the Healdton field in
which he is a heavy stockholder la
over $5,000. Within 12 months from
this date these companies the Crystal
Oil Company and the Twin State Oil
Company will have produced aboui
$20,000,000 of wealth for their stock
holders. Within that time the royaltj
income that Johnon receives will havi
amounted to $100,000. In 10 year
should the wells on the property hf
owns in fee continue their present rate
of production, considering the natural
gradual increase from more dillling,
he will have made $1,000,000, aud out
of an investment of less than $1,00U.
An aged man is in a madhouse soim
where in the north because of the ex
istence of oil in this legion of Okla
houia. Before he Knew positively ii
was here his mental tension was gtoi
ing, and when it was discovered In
paying quantities the icallzation was
more than the tension would stand
Roy Johiifcon pioilted, tor the old man
confided to Johnson his beliefs actum
panied by diawlii,s and aigumenth.
Johnson had studied the oil industiy
and the old man's reasons loukej
Johnson had a Utile pihiting plant
In Ardmoie, with which he cilculiiU'd a
weekly uewspaper called the Aid
more Statesman, and he niongutjed tr.e
plant and .sumo other belonging), to
get tho money neeuhwiry to olu.iiu the
llist oil leahu on hind near the iiilaiui
village of Healdton. The l.uut pin
duced oil.
Iu duo time at i United rimes Uov
eminent sale of Indian land, Johnson
bought seven tiaets, ranging in prn.e
fiom $3.25 to $12 an acie, Hie Initial
payment totaling $1'J5. These iiacl.s
pioved to be located In iilghlv product
ive territory.
"I haven't any hunches,'' says John
son. "As a matter of tact, I have no
faith in bunches, but I believe that the
present .proven field about Healdton
is not all the producing territory in
this part of Southern Oklahoma. 1
am, therefore, putting pait of my
earnings into wells in new territury.
I may get a few dry wells, but I be
lieve some territory will be opened as
good or better than the Healdton
Johnson was born In Casliton, Wis.,
and he is 35 years old. Fifteen years
ago he took some stock in an oil com
pany that drilled an unproducthe
well In the Beaumont, Tex., field.
Johnson went to Beaumont and after
his oil venture .secured a job on a
Beaumont newspaper through the in
fluenre of H. Spaulding, who after
wards became secietary of the Ard
more Commercial Club. On Spaulding'y
invitation Johnson came to Ardmore
and established The Statesman.
The as-siistanee that Johnson obtain
ed to get his btart in the oil game in
Oklahoma came through P. C. Dings,
president of the Guaranty State Bank
of Ardmore, in whose s.tore in a little
town in Iowa the company was organiz
ed that drilled the dry well in the
Beaumont field in which Johnson waj
interested. Dings helped Johnson bor
row the money needed to get tho first
lease in the Healdton field. Dings
later helped to organize the Coline
Oil Company, the holdings of which
last year sold for $1,000,000 and made
12 Oklahoma men rich
Fortunes Won in Sea Rattles.
Sea battles at the present time do
not result in such great rewards of
prize money as formerly. English
sailora In times past have brought
great fortunes home after their suc
cessful cruises. In the war with
Holland, 1031-1654, English ships
are said to have taken 1,700 prizes,
worth thirty million dollars. The
English seized two of the Spanish
galleons so richly laden with gold
and jewels that it took thirty-eight
wagons to cary the treasure from
Portsmouth to London. In 17G1
came the historic capture of the
llermoine, the Spanish treauro ship
from Lima. Tho admiral and cap
tains received as their share $325,
000 apiece, the lieutenants $60,000,
petty officers nearly $10,000, and
even tho common seamen $2,500
each. On arriving at Portsmouth the
seamen bought up all the watchet
In the placo and Vied them over the
galley fire.
Sarcophagi Secrets.
Tho sarcophagi of ancient Egypt
beem to have at length given up
their great secret, hitherto sup
posed to have been unfathomable as
tho sphinx Itself that of embalm
ing. Mr. Borthelot, permanent sec
retary of tho Louvre Musoum, as
the result of long analytical exami
nation of the oils and ungents which
have rebisted tho action of timo In
tombs of the tifth aud sixth dynas
ties, datfng back 3,000 years, dem
onstrated that the oil was simply
castor oil as is still used in Egypt
to-day, while oxidization has pro
duced effects analogous to those re
sulting from tho action of nitric
acid on fatty matters such as have
beon observed in oils of tho ancient
monuments of Rheims.
The Charge of Elephants In the Dark
is Awesome.
In thp night 1 was startled from
sleep by a crashing In tho nearby
jungle which bounded as If tho trees
In Sumatra were bbing torn up and
simultaneously smnshed to earth. Iu
the soundless midnight jungle tho
noise seemed tremendous, as indeed
it was, and right at our very ears. It
was my ilrst exporlenco with ele
phants, and I must confess It was
nerve trying to He quiet with that
crashing all around and no surety that
the elephants might not take a fancy
to stalk In upon us, or what minute
tho fancy might possess them. Nor
did It lend peace to the anxiety of tho
moment to realize that one elephant,
much les a herd, is only now and
again providentially stopped in his
tracks by powder ball; for at the base
of tho trunk and through the ear are
the only Instantly vulnerable places to
your rifle bullet. To have an elephant
break cover immediately beside you
is not so serious a matter on hard
open ground, where you may have
good footing, trees, and it 19 not im
possible to dodge; hut In a junglo
where you cannot make your way ex
cept by constant ine of knife, and
sink over your ankles in muck at
every step, Is quite another story, and
one full of trouble on occasion.
Needless to say, steep was Impos
sible while the elephants ripped the
jungle Into pieces, and It wa3 too
black to attempt hunting; so we lay
anxiously, not to say fearfully, await
ing developments, given now and then
an extra start by the shrill trumpet
ing of the elephants, which, shortly
before daybreak, suddenly moved
away, to leave all quiet once again.
If anything is more disconcerting
than the bugling of elephants in the
still of the jungle night, as they in
close you in a crashing circle, I have
yet to experience It. February Out
ing. An Indian Creation Myth.
The Dlogueno (Mission Indian) has
no surmise concerning the creation of
the earth. To him it Is a primeval
fact. Earth and sky existed In the be
ginning of things but not as now Illu
mined by aun, moon and stars, In
formed with purpose, and active with
lift. In the beginning all was shape
less, dark, inert, a chaos full of un
tried potencies. The Sky-Power,
brooding mystery, rested upon the re
ceptive earth. Out of chaos came a
voice, a song, ending in a long-drawn
sigh, signifying accomplishment, rest
at the end of achievement. Again,
voice, song and sigh; and with each
act of the Firit-CauEP, an effect; the
Earth-Mother, Sin-yo-hauch, the myste
rious name, brought forth to the Sky
Power a god, Tu-chaipa, the best, the
first-born, and then Yo-ko-raat-is, the
lesser, the brother. Then old Tu-chal-pa,
with the assistance of his brother,
create man to Inhabit the earth, and
the man, moon aud stars to give light;
first of all uprearing from its primal
prostrate state the sky to be the arch
of the heavens as we see It now above
the heads.
The spirituality of this conception
of creation, together with certain
points of resemblance to the Hebrew
story of Genesis, dignifies the Die
gueno account and places it in a class
by lt:elf among the Indian myth3.
May Stop Hazardous Practice of Toss
and Catch
One of the spectacular features of
the woik on the modern steel build
ing which alwajs attracts the inteie.il
of the spectators is the adeptness ot
the man at the forge, v hose job con
sists of heating the rivets to the point
of ledness and thpn tossing the glow
ng metal to a workman somewhere in
the vicinity. He catches it and drive,
it into a hole awaiting its icception
In its heated condition the two ends
are then clinched by a few blows ol
the hammer.
Occasionally these meteor like mis
siles go astray, and are likely to do
some damage, unless they are looked
after. It has been found that a bettei
way of displacing the practice is b..
means of a chute, which Is the metho'
being followed In the construction o!
the new elevated railway in New York
The Water Way Is the Only Way
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?, .itw! .,nf Th0 ,rml"m ot tl deeks. tho cixil. retreslitns I-iho brer ten. the (-oni-wurcc
of tnJSK?St" niellcd culalnc, make lite aboard three Coallnc Maces a
r-iiv ffi?i.V,H.TC',?.w,I,'a80n "J0.? alan'' '. "to1 Cri!" I-akM'.Strs. City of Detroit HUml
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SAIL".3.1..0 P01"" out. ' IH'trolt nnd cirw-lnnil i-ory Pitunlny and t-umluy mints
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, w .., U,.-.M luiviw uuii i ui-iii-iiuy, junu ,mn to M-jiu-inwr jviu.
and Ifun'a 'citn'i'r dfrrclffi 'r transPurtatlon l,;lw'-n Detroit aud Cleveland, Detroit
herd two rt-nt eump tor ll!ustratl pamphlet and Great Lakes Map. Addrina
U u. Lewis, u, I. A., Detroit, Mlili.
rini:M" i1, McM'I-I-AN. rnii. A. A. SCIIANTZ, Vlct-m. 4 Gtnl. Mcr.
..h" VV? Ci Steamer arrive- and deport Third Avenue Wharf. Central
stanaaru lime.
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Indians also Gathered and Rebelled
Because They Could Not. Partici
pate Center for Ovcrlanders
Topeka, Kas. A rendezvous for the
gay bloods of the Topeka of 1836 to
1870 and for the past 40 years In ser
vice as a barn, the old lndianola Tav
em still stands, sturdy in the strength
of lis native timber. The flourishing
trading post and stage station of which
the tavern was the center have been
gone for two score years. No trace of
the houses or the towu ai e to be found
but the tavern, upright through weath-
er beaten, still basks in the sun as It
did 00 or more years ago, when the
boys and girls of Topeka danced until
the morning light broke through the
broad east windows.
Five miles north and west ot Tope
ka, on the banks of Soldier Creek, an
easy drive from the. village of Topeka,
lndianola and its famous tavern form
ed a popular gathering place for the
joung folks of the early days. Many
weie the dances held in the broad
ballroom of the second floor, while
travelers on the way to and from Fort
Riley, gamblers, Indians aud bad men,
lolled about the bar below or ran their
fingers thiough the cards at the plain
deal tables.
Col. "Hank" Lindny, a young man
in Topeka in the days hefoie and Just
after the war, recalls Willi Interest the
many pleasuie jaunts to the old tav
ern. Col. Lindsay was proprietor ot
a livery barn at that time. Frequently
he supplied the rig to the village
sports and as frequently he took part
In the festivities himself.
"We had an old fiddler named Hall,"
mused the Colonel. "He played for all
our dances and called them himself
We danced the quadrille and the niln
uet and muney musk. We didn't have
the dances that they have today, but
we used to have fully as goo 1 a time
And when 12 o'clock came, refi Bail
ments weie served. Perhaps some ol
the refreshments aren't found In these
days at the dances of the young folks.
"lndianola was an Indian settlement.
Very nearly every resident of the place
was a Kaw. These Indians used to
gather about our dances, envious be
cause they couldn't take part. We had
a little tioble with them one eve
ning." Pressed for a description of the
trouble Col. Lindsay explained that
the Indians tried to take charge and
the town hoys repelled them. "We
finally had to use chairs,'' the Colonel
said. "But, son, we whipped them, and
finished the dance."
The tavern is on the farm of Art
Johnson. Cows occupy the broad bar
room where the half breed proprietor
was wont to aatlsfj the inner being o!
his pioneer patrons, while chickens
stioll about under the eyes where 50
years ago girls in light dresses laugh
ed softly at some pretty remark of a
Topeka gallant.
Scientists Say Neckpieces are Dan
gerous to wear
Following an investigation, the de
partment of health of West Virginia
declares that persons who wear neck
furs are jeopardizing their health bo
cause the arsenic used in the prepara
tion of these fill" raus-es a lash tn
break out on the skin which is exceed
ingly difficult to cuie
Some also believe that furs are -responsible
for a number of cases ot
anthrax, an animal dlhento that In
now attacking man. Pathfinder. '
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