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Lumber, Shingles, Windows and Doors AT Askins & Dircks Lumber Go.'s YARD: Fourth and Grove Streets Phone 53 Union City, Tenn. THE CORRESPONDENCE OF , REV. PROF. DAVID SMITH, D.D Books of the Bible. The great Jehovah speaks to us In Genesis aud Exodus; Leviticus and Numbers see, Followed by Deuteronomy. Joshua and Judges sway the land; Ruth gleans a sbeaf with trembling hand, Samuel and numerous Kings appear, Whose Chronicles we wondering hear. Ezra and Nehemiah now! Next Esther's deeds her goodness show Job speaks in signs, David in Psalms; While Proverbs teach to scatter alms. Ecclesiastes then comes on, And the sweet song of Solomon. Isaiah; Jeremiah then With Lamentations takes his pen. Ezekiel and Daniel close The greater prophets' hopes and woes. Hosea, Joel, next, and Amos Begin the lesser prophets famous. Obadiah, Jonah, Micah come, Nahum and Habakkuk find room. Zephaniah to Haggai calls; Rapt Zachariah builds the walls, While Malachi, with garments rent, Concludes the Ancient Testament. The Christian Herald. Abbreviated. Some write it btbg. st. They write it thus, 'tis stated, Because that garment cute Is so abbreviated. Lead and Silver Ore. Hickman, Ky., Aug. 21. In the search for oil on Reelfoot Lake, pros pectors have struck a vein of lead and silver ore. The ore, it is claimed, essays 76 per cent lead and 12.25 per cent sil ver to the (on. As far back as twenty five years or more float lead and silver ore have been found in this vicinity, and severtll years ago Levi Rains, who owned a large acreage of land in that section, is said to have discovered a val uable deposit of the mineral. He died shortly afterwards, and nothing came of the discovery, as its whereabouts was cot revealed by him. He kept in ibis front yard about 500 pounds of the ore to show to his friends. Spotted Fever in Middle Tennessee Cerebro spinal miningttis, commonly known as spotted fever, has again ap peared da Sumner County, 'i'fcw time the outbreak was among members of a family fcy the name of Hession who live eu the "Cumberland River. Geo. Hes sion, a -son aged 11 years, was stricken with the -disease a ad after a few days of illness died. The father, Jas. Session, aged 52 years, died of the same, disease last Sunday. Bay your county and city adopted books at Caldwell's Book Store, the only book store in the county. 19tf The Empty Bowl Tells the Story The highest compliment you can pay a housewife is to eat heartily of the food that she places before you. It proves the merit of her cooking. Thousands every morning receive complete satis faction, and enjoy to the last flake their bowl of st Toasties These daily compliments encouraged the con tinued bettering of these Superior Corn FlaKes. The result was an improved Post Toasties crisper and better than ever. Only the inner sweet meats of choicest Indian Corn are used in making Post Toasties. These meaty bits of nourishment are cooked, rolled wafer thin, seasoned "just right" and toasted to an appetizing golden-brown. The flakes come to you in dust-proof, germ-proof wax wrappers ready to serve direct from the package crisp, fresh and delicious as when they leave the big ovens. Post Toasties The Superior Corn FlaKes Sold by Grocers everywhere. "In our prayers we repeatedly ask and plead for forgiveness, v Is not this a mistake? I think we are in clined to believe in the efficacy of our prayers for pardon and cleansing rather than in the efficacy of faith in the Atonement of Christ. Charles Wesley says: 'My pardon 1 claim : for a sinner I am.' Do not these words express what should be our attitude in this matter?" You are absolutely right, and I have al: ready in this column pointed out how true and seriptural this attitude is, and what enlargement and as surance its recognition brings. The fundamental fact is that the Lord Jesus died for the whole world (c.f. St. John iii. 16), and His infinite Sacrifice has procured pardon for every sinner. The truth is not that he has made forgiveness possible, but that he has made it actual. "The Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all;" and He has borne it, He has, to employ the forensic termin ology, paid the universal debt, and all that any poor sinner needs to do is to appropriate the full mercy and rejoice in his acquittal. If anyone remains an outcast, the reason is not that there was no mercy for him, but that he would not claim the mercy which was thru Jesus Christ. Once, when I was a mere child, I heard a saintly Scottish preacher dis coursing on the text: "If we confess lour sins,. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" ( I John i. 9). The truth which he proclaim ed was that, since Christ has made atonement for the sin of the world, God has pledged to have mercy, on every penitent sinner, and if "he re fused He would not be faithful and just; He would be false to His en acting a debt which has already been paid. One sentence in hits 8icourse laid hold of my mind and iit clings to it still: "There is one 'thing, and only one, that every sinner has -a right to, and that not even God can deny him full, free mercy for Christ's sake." Very apposite in this connection is that story which Dr. John Brown tells ft his father how once he was visiting a godly old woman on her deathbed, and, wishing to test her faith, he asked her in the austere manner of that period: "Janet, witat would you say if, after all that He has done for you, God should let you drop into hell?" "E'eaNs (even as) He likes," was her answer; "'if He does, He'll lose mair than I'll do." He would have lost His good name. - His char acter as faithful and just. It is the New Testament rendering of the Old Testament idea of the covenant be tween God and His people, which He would sarely observe, and which only their .ramfaithfulaess could in validate. And if this evangelical truth were ma are clearly perceived and more firmly grasped there would be less mlsg&v.ing in "the hearts of believers, less lack of "assurance." and a braver and more joyful faith. It is a truth which :is needed from beginning to end of the Christian life. (1) It ippens the way for a penitent at n.rs first approach to the Saviour, and shows him his title to enter into peace. It ;tells him thati there is mo question whether God will forgive him, since his forgive-; ness is already a fait accompli, and the only questman is whether he will appropriate the amercy irihich Christ1 has made Ms. Christ dried for the world; and hence, as the saintly Mc Leod Campbell put at, :and for so putting it was accounted a heretic by the dead Moderates of his day, the Gospel message is met: "Be lieve that Christ died for you, and your faith will be an evidence to yourself that you are one of those for whom He died," tout rather: "Be lieve that Christ Hied ior jyou, be cause he died for all mankind;" it is not: "Believe tn the .forgiveness of your sins, and they will ibe for given," but rather: "Believe An the j forgiveness of your sins because they forgiven" This is our Lord's NEWS NOTES. Foil taxes, under the new law, must be paid thirty days in advance of each election. No more paying on election day. ; ..- : '' - The Federal Trade Commission will begin- a study of South and Cen tral American tariff laws within a short time for the purpose pf fur thering trade relations. : ' Mme. Catherine Breshkovskaya, the grandmother of Russian revolu tion, is to be sent 2,000 miles north of the last exile settlement in Siberia to spend the rest of her days. lv Germany is facing the necessity of reducing its meat consumption 40 or 50 per cent., according to a, report received from the American Associa tion of Commerce in Berlin. ' Gen. Carranza is moving his seat of government from Vera Cruz to Mexico City and his answer to the Fan-American peace plea will" be, it is said, a de mand for the recognition of his faction. Announcementbasbeen made official ly that the entire mechanical depart ment of the 'Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, including engine ter minals, bas been transferred from Chat tanooga to Cravens. In an actual account of what took place - when Leo M. Frank was lynched, denial is made of the state ment that Frank was "maltreated," and it is stated that confession was obtained prior to the man's death. The storm that devasted the Texas coast last week struck St. Louis, caus ing a flood that drove hundreds from their homes and impaired interurban and through train service. An appeal for aid for villages near Galveston was issued. In a review of the first year of the war from a Teutonic standpoint, issued in Washington, the statement is made that "the position of Austria- Hungary and Germany is most en couraging from a military, economic and financial point of view." The real question in the sinking of the Arabic has been ignored, says W. J. Bryan in a signed statement. He questions the attitude of a Sew American citizens In putting their convenience or even their rights above the nation's welfare. " American newspapers in their com ment upon tbe sinking of the Arabic forecast unanimously that it means a breaking off in diplomatic relations be tween the United States and Germany. The German-American newspapers sug gest an embargo on arms or a warning from the President that citizens of this country should travel only on vessels flying the American flag. The iuwal battle in which (German and Russian warships have been en gaged fo several days in -the GulT of Riga bas resulted in the German fleet withdrawing, after hawing lost: the battleship Mdltke, a warship of the Xkreaftnanght ttype, three other1 cruisers and seven torpedo boats, :ao-i eorfting .to a statement credited to! the PresioSnt of the Russian J3uma., Petrograd records for the Russians: an advance on the river Arkhave, Astatic Turkey, and the repulse of! a Turkish atack near Olti. JLn ad dition the -Russian Black Sea fleet destroyers ihave sunk over 100 Turk- ash hioxts. MONEY. JO' (LOAN on improved farm lands in Obion and Weakley Counties, Tennessee. Loans made for five years" , term with 5i per cent interest, with privilege of paying off at any. time. Commissions reasonable.' Will not loan on tract containing less than forty acres. Land must be on public road and have ' improvements. Any amount loaned, from $1,000.00 up. Apply at once. W. E. HUDGINS Phones Office 143; Residence 589 ' . Union City, Tenn. KM l ADAM AGENT FOR Club House, Lyndon and Charm Canned Goods . - ' - F. 17, i, Gem, F. 17. A. Special and Club House Coffees Spotless Flour GIVE ME A TRIAL for QUALITY and SERVICE Frank W. Adams , "We Deliver the Goods" . Telephone 421 , 306 East Main Street Phone 150 Phone 150 BOH AIR Goal and Pure Distilled - Water ICE CooKIntf Coal and Stov Wood UNION CITY ICE & COAL COMPANY 30 TALK FROM TBAINS ON TH0NES BY NEW SYSTEM word to impenitent Jerusalem: "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem! how often would I, and ye would not! There fore your house is left unto you desolate." And (2) it affords a sovereign reassurance to belJeyers in every time of darkness and de spondency, when they have sinned and doubt their interest in Christ. It tells them that, though their un faithfulness be a surprise to them, it is no surprise to Him, and it needs no fresh atonement. He knows the end from the beginning, and it was not only their past sin that was laid on Him long ago; it was all their sin past, present and future on to the 'very last. "When He receives a sinner, it is "for better or worse;" and there is healing in His precious Blood for every fresh wound, if we will only return and renew our trust. DAVID SMITH. 4, The College, Londonderry. British Weekly. Recent activities of "German subma rines 'had no apparent effect oa trans- Atlantic sailings from New York .-Satur day. Four 'liners, .flying American, British, French and Italian flags, with over 2,Q0 passengers en board, sailed or prepared to sail before night. The Cuaard 'lioer Grduna, with 275 passen gers, of whom seven are Americans, left at 1QQ a. in., for (Liverpool. The American iinsr Sew Tout, with -470 passengers; the French liner La Tou raine, with 220 .passengers, for Bour deaux, and the Italian liner Stampalta, with 1,087 passengers, were to sail. Tbe passengers on the Stampalla include over 1,000 in the third class, the ma jority of whom are men going to Italy to enlist. The Orduna carried 9,000 tons of cargo, officials said, but they added that there were no explosives or war munitions aboard. It was said that the sinking of the Adriatic result ed in no cancellations, and several per sons booked passage just prior to the sailing. Sale of Live Stock. j On account of rains our sale has been postponed. We will offer at public sale to the highest and best bidder at the CAGE .HALE FARM, one mile south of Jordan, 4 miles north of Union City, on TUESDAY, AUG. 31, 1915, the trotting stallion Fetrole, two Span ish Jacks, one 15 hands high standard measure and one 141 hands high, some dice young stock, mules and horses. , Terms of sale: On stock, twelve months time, with good security.- Plenty of barbecued meats for dinner. Bain Tuesday, sale following day. This Aug. 21, 1915. 22-lt CAGE HALE & SON. PMladelpMa Man Has New Inven .turn to Promote Safety. Philadelphia, Aug. 20. A device which rmakes telephoning from mov ing trains possible and which is de signed ito eliminate the need for semaphore signals on railroads, has fceen invented by a Philadelphia. man. This device simply picks up the current from the steel rails and puts St in the engine or on the train where.it can be made to control the speed .of the train, operate signals or a telephone system. . The :inventor, W. W. Macfarlane, -who until recently was connected with ;a.New York exporting firm and is .a practical electrician, has "been .making fais tests, on a Pennsylvania iBailroad jsiding at Bridesburg. The device, according to Mr. Mac- iarlane, (Utilizes the same current that sow is used on railroads to op- etttt? electric signals. His invention merely, 3s .a means of getting this .current on .the train. He has succeeded in doing this be cause his device offers the current a path of least resistance, and in fol lowing this he is able to make the current do the work he wants. His experiments at Bridesburg are being made with a freight car. His battery, whicb supplies a two-volt current to the section of track he is using, is connected along the tracks at one end of the car. His signaling and telephoning device is at the oth er end of the car between the tracks. Without the . device the current from the battery would travel along one rail, and Jump thru the wheels and steel axles of the freight car to the other track, causing a short cir cuit. But with the device the cur-1 rent shuns the path formed by the freight car and goes along the rail under the car until it reaches the "shoes" or contact points of the de vice on the rail. Telephone attachments connect the two; points more than 100 yards away, and conversation can be car ried on without trouble. One man held a conversation with New York thru the device, the steel rails form ing part of the medium for the con versation. " The telephone device is only a de velopment of Mr. Macfarlane's main invention. His object is to make a signaling system which will bring the danger and clear signs into the engine cabin where the engineer can see them. An automatic brake at tachment has been added and tested on an engine. All are operated by the two-volt current, which the Mac farlane device draws up from the steel rails. . , In, practical use, lir. Macfarlane proposes two sets of "shoes" made of steel-encased copper with connecting cables and a mysterious box attached to the engine, one in front of and the other , behind the driving ' wheels. In each block the current will be introduced by bat teries, and the entire block will, of course, be one large Circuit. When a train is on this block, it will short circuit the current, and a train com ing back of it into the block will be automatically stopped by the brake -device invented by Mr. Macfarlane. This device also will throw a red light into the cabin of the engine of the second train. A train in the next block of this will be auto matically slowed down by the device and a green light will show In Its engine. This is made possible by another feature of the device, which reverses the current in the second block at the same time that the cur rent In the first block is short-cir cuited. - The battery along the track will supply current to the first train thru ' the "shoes" and steel rails. Then the telephone can be used and con nection made thru the system to th main wires along the track, which will be connected where the current . enters the block. In this way a mov ing train can be in touch with any telephone In the country, Mr. Mac farlane says. - FOR SALE Seed barley, oats and bay. Phone 750-2. ' 22-tf S. A. Wade, E. F. D. No. 1, Union City, Tenp.