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W6o (SEAKCfl McMM rntres corrt'trr 1 J ,ZrZr fesSiapgi&ii Up; mm v rL fig: the Valley i liii . - c2 j ftonasery of St. Catherine o ,',i"S 1, 1 rl!rrlic looilon of IB. I - - " ftl(T TkrtJl r MARKET PRICE PAID . . HOLDS MB LAW IS INVALID CHANCELLCB ALLISON GIVES DE CISION IN PARMER CASE. EVENTS IN STATE CAPITAL Do'ngg of th Vr.oos Dfpjrtmpcti of the GoTemmnt cf Commonwealth Reported for the Benefit of Our Readers. For Oomettlc Animals. Times, cattle and ihftp are liable to torea. sprains. pa!:. c!U" kick a. bruitca and cu. and Kanfortfa Bal ira cf Myrih is the tUndard reVnedr for tuch cases. When you consider how valuable your stock is. having the Balsam always on hand for them fa & cheap form of insurance. Adr. Easily Pleased. "Mrs. P.rown has the kleptomania." "Indeed; what is she taking for it?'' 'Anything that looks good to her." For crushed finger thoroughly apply Hanford's Pals-am. Adv. A soft answer doesn't turn away the young man who is in love. , Hanford's Balsam even the worst bums. should Adv. relieve N"aK ilio. Chancellor .Tolin Allison hamlcti ilowu an ojiinion in whi.'li lie upheld V. O. I'armer in the suit brought ict-nitly in an attack on the oiistitutipn;ility of the interstate anti-jiij.' bill passed by the la-t Lei!S jiture. I he court holds tliat a p t- , ii- -,i . i- Hanford s Balsam has cured many eon mav order liquor without limit lor , . ' . ., . , cases of running eoros of many vears tlld It IIUQ- lh.lt .1 ...1 1-t'nil lll.lt- m.t I A I coMipellrd to ;ive information i-oiu-eiu-ini; tdiipnicfit, and that a coii'-iynee may net be riiiiired to sign a Ktatemcnt as 'o disjiosition of liquor received. The court does not goTnto detail on all-grounds on which tlie anti-juir bill is assailed. The "Lcok out for paint" before failing in love with a beautiful complexion. i standing. Adv. at I A sa EXT to the Holy iana me uivtn y IV--J interesting region in tne wona to f W Biblical scholars is the Sinaitic l w PeninBU,a- In one resPect 11 18 I 1 oven morfi interestine than the Holy Land, for the wealth of relics and manuscripts which it contains has hardly been touched by modern investigators. An important movement has now been started by the universities, scholars and religious leaders of England to conduct a thorough eearch of the Monastery of St Catherine, 'on Mount Sinai, where it is believed that the oldest existing Bible manuscripts are to be found. Discoveries already, made Indicate with prac tical certainty that these manuscripts must be there, but for peculiar reasons very little prog ress has been made in searching for them. Dur ing the years 1844, 1853 and 1859 the German echolar Tischendorf spent much time exploring the monastery library. The monks were then very simple and hos pitable and quite unfamiliar with the ways of the outside world. They allowed Tischendorf to do as he pleased in the library. He used this liberty with stupendously profitable" results to himself. He discovered the oldest known Greek manuscript of the Bible, now known as the "Co dex Sinalticus." By some scholars it Is dated as eurly as the fourth century, and in that case it Is the oldest practically complete manuscript of the Bible. It consists of most of the Old Testa ment, all the New Testament and "the Epistle of Barnabas." This wonderful collection of manuscripts Tisch endorf carried away without saying a word to the monks. There are doubtless collectors today who would give 11,000,000 for these manuscripts. When the monks slowly realized that they had been robbed of one of the most precious pos sessions in the religious world, they became very angry, and their anger lasted a long time. For years travelers who visited the out-of-the-vorld monastery reported that the monks were eurly and inhospitable, and would not afford a reasonable opportunity for an examination of their, treasures. Many of these visitors reported that the monks were ill-using their manuscripts in a deplorable manner, using them as stands for cooking utensils and flower pots. . Finally, In" 1894, two brilliant Englishwomen Mrs. Smith Lewis and Mrs. Gibson succeeded in winning the confidence of the monks and se cured permission to make an examination of the library. Their search was richly rewarded, for tliey discovered a fourth century palimpsest manuscript of St. Paul's Gospel in Syriac. This is probably the oldest known Bible manuscript, for the Tischendorf Codex, even allowing It the oldest date mentioned,' would barely equal it. Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Gibson found that In order to put the library in thorough order and reveal even superficially all that it contained would require the labors of a considerable staff cf trained workers. Although the monks gave facilities to the two women, they were not will Jag to admit any considerable body of investiga tors to the monastery, in view of their bitter experience of earlier years. The present movement alms to "overcome the objections of the monks in a friendly manner. The Sinaitic Peninsula Is now in Egyptian terri , tory. When the necessary funds have been col lected the assistance of the Egyptian authorities will be sought in carrying on negotiations with the monks. Among the most precious manuscripts believed to be In the monastery-1 (he original of the Gospel of St. Luke In the handwriting of the apottle himself. This would be Incomparably the most important Bible manuscript ever discovered. The Syriac copy of St. Luke's gospel found by the two English women and at present consti tuting U'.e oldest known Bible manuscript con tains evidence that it was translated from a Greek original in the library. the raising of the brazen serpent by Moses and finally the death of Moses. The Sinaitic Peninsula covers about 10,000 square miles, and there was plenty of "room for the 40 years' wandering. The traveler" who sees the land today can easily un derstand why miracles ere necessary to Keep little wMren of Israel a ' firnftTvi exceedlne- t JtSA bfcr tj wilderness. rJ&!rK werVentnlDE.; Briti8h E3at,,j; Composed of rocks. ;r- . .... - if "- a'a fst W E 3W "Acer in j4 Spot on Which Votes Read fen Cbmmandmente Scholars hold that the original Gospel of St. Luke was in Greek. The apostle was a physician of Greek descent, and his gospel gives evidence of scholarly attainments. Early chronicles state that the manuscripts of St. Luke's gospel was one of the treasures given to the monastery by the Emperor Justinian In 527 A. D. The "build ing contains numerous representations of the apostle writing his gospel, and these appear to have a close association with the foundation of 'the establishment. The library is known to contain about 500 an cient volumes filled with manuscripts in Greek, Arabic, Syriac and other languages. As one of these great volumes may contain hundreds of manuscripts, the wealth of the library can only be guessed at. Among its curiosities is a very ancient complete manuscript of the Psalms, writ- . ten on its leaves in microscopic writing. This monastery Is the oldest continuously in habited building In the world. It was founded by Justinian In about 527 A. D., and has been . occupied ever since. It is surrounded by walls 30 feet high, and defended by cannon, for it was cut off from the civilized world for centuries. Until recently everybody who entered was hoist ed by a rope over these walls'. The earth on which the vegetables of the monastery are grown was brought from the Holy Land, for there is no soil in the vicinity. In the first few centuries of the Christian church the Sinaitic Peninsula was the refuge of many Chris tians fleeing from the Roman persecution. Then the church triumphed and for centuries after the founding of te monastery it was honored by gifts from emperors and kings. ' Then came the Mohammedan outbreak. Dur ing the centuries when the followers of the Prophet overran the eastern world this little spot held out for Christianity. The convent stands at the foot of the moun tain called Jabal Musa, which, according to many authorities, Is the actual mountain where the Ten Commandments were committed to Moses by the Lord. The site of the monastery," accord ing to this theory, Is the spot where Moses de livered the Commandments to the children of Israel. This is a disputed question, but there is little doubt that It Is an Important elte, for the natives in all ages have revered It. Here passed the children of Israel during their 40 years' wandering on their way from Egypt to the Holy Land. Here occurred the many mir acles and wonderful events of the Exodus the cloud by duy and- the pillar of fire by night, the feeding of the people with manna, the miraculous production of water by Moses, the battle with the Amnlekites, the appearance of the Lord on the mcunt, the building of the Ark, the worshipping -of the golden calf, the budding of Aaron's rod. ful of natives, and it is believed that the number has hardly changed since p'rehistoric times. Though barren, the land is very picturesque, and the red mountains rising abruptly into the clear sky are wonderful. Nearlv all the sites mentioned In Exodus and the other books or tne Old Testament are identified by the monks and by local traditions. There is a peak called Jabal Ras-es-Safsaf, which is said to be the exact spot from which Moses witnessed the worshipping of the golden calf by the children of Israel, it is a small peak, giving an excellent view of a large plain, which might very well have neen me piace where the Israelites indulged in their idolatrous festivities, as described In Exodus: "And it came to pass- as soon as he came nigh unto the camp that he saw the calf and the danc ing; and Moses's anger- waxed hot, and he cast the the tables out of his hands and brake them beneath the mount. "And he took the calf which they had made and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder and strewed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it." The peak where Moses is reputed to have wit nessed this scene is part of the same group where the leader of the chosen people received the Ten Commandments from heaven. The local traditions assigning sites for all these ancient occurrences seem very reasonable. DOUBLE VISION, Police Magistrate Hovn't Ol seen yez here twict befure? Prisoner Only onct, yer ahner, an' that was last Patrick's day. Police Magistrate St. Patrick's day, was u.T Wull, thot ixplains ut. Oi must av seen two of yes. Puck. UNPROFESSIONAL. Powers I'm sorry you lost your lawsuit. Bowers Well, I ought to have known that my attorney was no good. v Powers Why? i Bowers The very first time the case was call ed he told the judge he was ready to go on. Puck. ( hi'.ncf-llor overru'ed the motion to d s miss the bill au.l an appeal to the pieme court will lie taken. If the Mipieine court upholds tli" c'l.in cellor the way will he opened for 'beer shipments for lei;a! use into the state. The chancellor's conclusions are: First That a citizen or Tennessee may order from without and receive within the state such intoxicating liqu ors for the use of himself and family residing with him without limit. Second That the carrier of the into- cating Juniors receivcilivithout to be delivered within tlf1 state of Tennes see, may "not be compelled to give the information required of it, in that part "of the act of the Legislature of the state hereinbefore quoted nor be compelled to furnish same to the county court clerk s therein required tor the purposes set forth. Third That under the provisions of the Webb-Kenyoii act of Congress, and ct of the General Asseuiblv of the statu of Tennessee, herein questioned, a con signee (in Tennessee) for interstate ship ments of intoxicating liquors may1e re quired by the carrier to sign a state ment before delivery of such liquors, stating and declaring the intention of such consignee, as to the use or dispo sit:on intended to be made of such in toxicating liquors so consigned and re ceived. The act of the Gcneyil Assembly, in question here, is assailed as unconstitu tional on other grounds, upon which this court does not deem it necessary to pass in view of what it has hereinbefore l'ld. Land for Prison. Westover farm of 2,312-acres is now the property of the state. The deal was closed 'when Prison Commissioner James S". "Beanley"1 sard the word'" agreeing t. pay to the administrators of the Baxter estate the round sum of $190,520. Tn addition to the farm itself the state gets by the deal full and ample equipment to operate it, and this important adjunct is thrown in, saving the state not only delay in stocking the estate, but a sum estimated at Ibetween $25,000 and $30,- 000. Westover farm lies just west of the prison, behind the present farm of 1,120 acres. It is situated in what is known as Robertson's Bend, and around three- fourths of it flows the Cumberland river, a natural barrier against escape, which will serve practically the same purpose of a wall. Embraced in its scope are about 1,500 acres of fertile bottom land, while the remainder is in a fine state of cultivation, producing abundantly of the crops that have been grown upon it. The farm was the property of the lata Senator Nat Baxter, Jr. Heard at Long Range. Fppson You have a new baby your house, I hear. Downing Great guns! And weslive four miles apart. ' I hud no idea any one could hoar him that distance.' London Tit-ISits. DISFIGURED WITH PIMPLES R. F. D. No. 2, Box 46, Matthews, Ga. "For three years or more I was troubled with pimples and blackheads. At first my face would itch and burn and then the pimples would break out. They looked almost as if I had meas les, causing great disfigurement. They wouid make my face very red and sore. Then they festered and came to a head and large boils would come on my chfn and nose. "1 also had dandruff which caused' my scalp to itch and burn. It itched and burned so that I had to scratch it until it was irritated. The dandruff scaled off and showed plainly in my hair. It also caused my hair to break off and become very thin. I used Eeveral remedies which did not cure and gave but little relief. After I received a free sample of Cuticura Soap and Ointment I began using them according to directions. I se cured two cakes of Cuticura Soap and two boxes of Cuticura Ointment, which cured me perfectly." (Signed) Miss Willie M. Walker, July 31, 1912. Cuticura Soap and Ointment sold throughout the world. Sample of each free.with 32-p. Skin Book. Address post card "Cuticura, Dept. L, Boston." Adv, Honeymoon Over. Wife (pouting) You have ceased to love. Hub (enjoying cigar and new-spa-.-per) No, my dear; I've only ceased) . making love to you. Saloon Men Ask Rebate. A movement is on foot among former saloonkeepers of Nashville, who paid the privilege tax collected within the past two weeks under distress warrants, lo get a rebate. The saloon men say that the state realized that it could not grant them a privilege to continue in busi ness for three months, as, under the or der of Judge Neil they, were forced to close their places on Nov. 15, and that it was not just to co lect the full amount. They say they are willing to pay for the fifteen days during which they' did business, but that it was un fair to make them pay the full amount of $250 with added cost of $55. No spe cific plans have been formulated, but the leading saloon men are at woik to formulate some scheme with which they can approach the state revenue agent. Hint to Husbands. t Knick'er -Is Smith an optimist? : ' Bocker-Yes ; as soon as the tariff" bill was signed he- cut his wife's al lowance because the cost of living is coming down. New York Sun. ' The Nuisance. "So you are complaining of the trespass on your property. "Did your neighbor's building abut on your ground?" 1 "No; but his goat did." Insulted. didn't you go "Why him?" . "He insulted me." "How?" "I asked him for he offered me a job.' to work for a situation and A Reasonable Fear. "So you are going down for a visit to the JobbinBes. They will treat you like a member of the family." "But I do hope they won't feed me like one." ! A Shrewd Dodge. "This new murderer is a foxy one."" "How so?" "Declares he's perfectly sane. Now, of course, everybody will have to to to work and prove he's insane." ' ALL AT WORK. "All of a sudden you don't seem to hear any thing more about futurists. 1 wonder what has happened?" "Wait till the whitewashing season Is over. Take it from me, they'll bob up Into prominence again." A LADIES' MAN. "A bomb." "Put It in water," said the cnief of police. "A suffragette bomb." k "Put It In Florida water. Ah, the dear girls.' Want Information About Murder. TState Comptroller George Woolen, re vived from Beaumont, Texas, the fol lowing wire signed bv W. I). Gordon: "Have one of your clerks make a thor ough investigation of records in Hardin and Wayne counties for data referring to murder trial of William Coote be tween -1835 and 1840, and be able to come here to court Nov. 28. See my letter and write me what he finds." Hooper Trusts Wilson. Governor Hooper received the follow ing telegrTlm from New York! "Will you wire the Sun whether or not you favor intervention in Mex'tv, pml how many , troops your state can furnish in two weeks?" Governor HoopcM-i-plied as follow: "l'lesident Wilson is evidently trying to avoid intervention. 'I'll course inn-ii my hearty approval, and 1 am willing to trust the matter to his judine-i1?. TciMiessce customarily furnishes more thin her quota of troop whin the gov. eminent calls." FULLY NOURISHED Grape-Nuts a Perfectly Balanced Food. No chemist's analysis of Grape-Nuta can begin to show thereal value of the food the practical value as 6hown by personal experience. It is a food that is perfectly bal anced, supplies the needed elements for both brain and body in all stapes of life from the infant, through the strenuous times of active middle life, and is a comfort and support in old Ege. "For two years I have used Grape Nuts with milk and a little cream, for breakfast, I am comfortably "hungry for my dinner at noon. "I use little meat, plenty ol vege tables and fruit, in season, for the noon meal, and if tired at tea time, take Grape-Nuts alone and feel per fectly nourished. "Nerve and brain power and mem ory are much improved since uslnir Grape-Nuts. I am over sixty and weigh 155 lbs. My son and husband seeing how I had improved are now uplng Grape-Nuts. "My son, who is a traveling man, fats nothing for breakfast but Grupe- Nuts and a glass of milk. An mint. over 70, seems fully nourished on Crape-Nuts and cream." "There's a IhBfon." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Crcik, Mich. Read "The Road to Wllvllle," in pkgs. r.vrr renq in annrr irflrrr A nr npitrnr (rum time tn tlmr. Tlivy nrr Kmula. irua. Mat! full of bnanna ' s. ,1 ! 44 ?! i V Ulta-rrtt.