Newspaper Page Text
11. K. lA HH, Publisher.
JACKSON MISSOURI. A couple In Ohio wore mnrrtcd it) throe languages, but they could be ill forced In one. A Camden chemist announces a recipe for turning silver Into lioltl May be a hair dye. ' It wouldn't be a Dr. Osier theory If It did not run counter to the gen eral Bcntinient of mankind. If GrU. Sollognb niakos a name for himself In his new position. It ought to be a better one than he has now. They are to have a whipping post In the District of Columbia. No. not for boodling senators Just for wife beat ers. Korea testifies that the yellow peril Is real. Ro-ng a yellow nation Itself, It thinks It ought to be an unpre judiced judge. It must make a horny-handed son of toil feel a bit queer to find himself addressed as the Right Honorable John Burns. In the face of existing prejudice against the steel ring. It Is llkelv to be hard work to revive popular Interest in the hoop skirt. A dancing school Is to be added to the University of Chicago. At last the dancing-teacher will be entitled to call himself "professor." If possible, let that $10,000.(100 be raised for ex-Queen Lllluokalanl with out delay. If she doesn't get It she may write another book. President Castro of Venezuela has again yielded to France, but he hns reserved the right to make several fu ' ture yleldings necessary. London has 'been darkened by fog . for a week. This will make it seem like home to the Pittsburg heiresses who have married titles. The Chicago stockyards gang may regard as a favorable mention the news that Archduke Franz Ferdinand has just killed his 3,000th stag. One can easily Imagine the Joy with which the sultan of Turkey seized upon the opportunity to rebuke Russia for the massacre of Mussulmans. , It has been decided to postpone The Hague peace conference. Just at pres ent the czar Is too busy trying to get up plans of peace for domestic use. Mrs. Chadwick has decided to give up the fight and go to prison. She might have done this at the start, but where would her lawyer have come In? After he gets used to the new con ditions the emperor of Korea may not feel so bad. The khedlve of Egypt manages to get considerable fun out of life. Thinking of Mark Twain's recent birthday and It Is a pleasant thing to think of, too we are reminded that although he grows old, his huuiur never does. For a long time "After you, Al fonso:" has been the war cry of the marriageable princesses of Europe, but the Princess Ena seems now to have got uhead. Our young friend, Hurls, has been banished from his native land. Itu; what does he care? Thi re aren't going to be any musical comedies in Rus sia for the next few years. Maine hunters tfTTs year killed more game and fewer of each other than for many seasons. 1 Sy these tac tics It is hoped the supply of hunters will last as long ns the deer. The sentiment against babies has re eelved such a tremendous momentum of late that those of us who have al ready had the good fortune to he horn have reason to congratulate ourselves. An epidemic of mumps at Syracuse university has slopped work in the department of mathematics for the time being. And yet It is not unusual to see collego students with swelled heads. The late Edward Atkinson tried to see on how lktle a man could live; then li d of indigestion, Hurgundy and terrapin are unsafe when you bave accustomed yourself to turnips end water. That boy who ran from a street ear to give a woman a dime slip had dropped will proh.-itdy never become a froat financier - Salt Lake Tribune. Perhaps he thought that she. would reward him with a quarter. Sir Henry C'anipbell-Hannerman. the new premier, is commonly known throughout Great 'llritaln as "C.-H." This illustrates ooe of the differences between our own and the other coun try. Over here he would be called "Hut, k." If anyonp nsks who Is to he Presi dent of Switzerland next year you can fay M. l-'orrcr. A Swiss Presi dent has hard work to he famous, for bis country Is continuously prosper ous, peaceful and aj free from govern .meet as possible. LESSON THREE OOMFJ TKXT.- J-u Increased In 3od anil num. I.uko '&:l'l. I. The Home in Nazareth. Naza reth was a small, unnoted village ly ing in a deep cnp-ltkc valley among the hills of southern Galilee, on the edge of the great Esdraelon valley, the scene of so much of the history of Israel. The House "was probably not unlike those seen to-day of hut one room, or at most two or three the tools of trade mingling with the meager fur nishings for home life." Rush Rhees. Tbe Family consisted of Joseph and Mary, both persons of exemplary piety anil character; Jesus and his brothers and sisters (Matt. 13: SB, Mi), at least those who were so tailed and mem bers of the family. This Is a great blessing and education for any child. II. The Character of the Hoy Jesus. Vs. 40. .11, 52. V. 40 refers to the period before he was 12 years old. Sturdy Growth. 40. "And the child grew, and waxed (became by natural progressive grewth) strong." Refer ring to his bodily development In size and strength. "In spirit" Is an Inser tion by some early copyist, from Luke 1:S0, Und is therefore omitted In both Revisions. Jesus was an active, vig orous, sturdy boy. He was what we mean by "a real boy," full of life and energy, ready for every boyish deed, only he used ull this strength and ac tivity In pure and noble ways, in help ing his mother. In Just and loving ac tions to his fellows. He wns n suc cess as a bov. He avoided everything that would weaken his body or injure his health. Mental and Moral Growth. "Filled with wisdom." Not already full, but "In course of being filled with wis dom, mind as well as body being sub ject to the law of growth." Exposi tor's Greek Test. Jesus was wise in every direction in his common sense as applied to dally life, in mental studies and opin ions, and In his mora! derisions. And this wisdom was one great source of his strength. The had habits which weaken boys are the fruit of folly, not of wisdom. ' The Gracious Winsomeness that Comes from God. "And the grace of God." Grace is originally that which gives pleasure, ns loveliness of form, the graces of character, and the vir tues in their loveliest aspect. Hence, the grace of God was his favor which "was upon him," In which be lived and breathed, and w hich produred all that is beautiful in character and heaven ly In life, guarding from evil, lu this favor he "increased" (v. 52). ' In Favor with Man. Jesus was "full of grace and truth" (John 1:14); he possessed "the beauty of holiness." hence he "increased," "advanced" (Revisions) "in favor," not only with God, but "with . . . man" (v. 521. He won all hearts. He had not only goodness, but goodness in attractive, gracious, lovely forms. Such good ness is attractive to all (I'rov. 3:4). except to bad men when it is com pelled to reprove their badness and interferes with their life. The Perfect Hoy in the Home. 51. He "was subject unto them." to hi.; mother as well as to his father. Tbe form of the expression "was" with a participle, indicates continuous, hab itual obedience. He was obedient to his parents, as every child should be. There is no manliness in disobedience or in resenting the control of parents or teachers, any more than in disobey ing the laws of nature or the laws of the land. It is both weakness and folly to disobey. III. The Education of Jesus and Its Ix'ssons. 1. His Home Training. There is nothing so imiMirtant to a child all other educational forces to gether are not so important as a true home and family life, where the child, as Helvetius says, "Is at school already with the two great teachers. Nature and Ixive." Tills is the tnie kinder garten (tho Jews sometimes i ailed their schools "gardens"). Church, school, Sunday school, can help the home, but none can take its place if the home Is what It should be. 2. Hible Study. The larger part of his early studies was in the Hible, our Old Testament. He learned much of it by heart. The Hible stories were so fumiliar as to pervade his life like an atmosphere. The Hible was his school text book, and there has never been a better. It taught him morals and language and literature and his tory and religion. 3. Public Worship in the Synagogue, their church, called the House of Pray er or House of tile Congregation. Here he was a constant attendant at ser vices which weru meant for instruc tion as well as worship. Here "lie sat among the other boys of Nazareth in the lack seats, behind the chief worshipers." Such Salilialii worship Is an education which the neglei tei of Sabbath assemblies falls to receive, al though he is unconscious of his loss. 4. Training by Public Meetings. There were various religious und so cial feasts, calling to mind gnat truths, when Jesus heard the trumpets blowing to summon the people. Then from tbe time be wash 12 years eld Jesus took an annual journey to Je rusalem with his parents and neigh bors to attend one or more of the great annual religious feasts. 5. His Schools. To the synagogue was attached a school, in which Jesus learned to read and write 6. Nature Studies. That JesuB was JANUARY 21. wisdom anil statute, ami In favour with familiar with Nature la Hhown by the fact that the preaching and teaching of Jesus is full of allusions to nature, to birds, plants, seeds, sheep, moun tains, Hoods, fields, (lowers, the sea sons, storms, sunshine, sunsets. 7. The Training In the Carpenter's Shop. Jesus learned the trade of a carpenter from his father (Matt. 13: 55; Mark 11:1-3). "There is a beauti ful tradition that Joseph, his reputed father, died while Jesus .was a child (not till after he was 12 years old), and so he worked not merely to earn his own living, but to keep the little home together in Nazareth, and Mary and tho younger members of the fam ily depended upon his toll." The neces sity of working for dally living is "the seed plot of the manly virtues," in which grow Bklll, faithfulness, hones ty, sobriety, self-denial. The spiritual motive transfigures the lowliest toil, when the smallest arts are done with the highest motives, love, faith, truth, service, devotion. One of the greatest blessings that can come to a child is the necessity and privilege of taking part In the dully home duties. 10. The Wide, Wide World. Jesus lived In a village, which "to him was like a hermitage beside a great cen ter of life." There. was plenty of evil to test him and to train him by vic tory. Hut It was also neur the great routes of travel, within hearing dis tance, as the boy i grew older, of the luxuries of the rich, and the crimes of Rome. "Tha perfection of his purity and patience wns achieved, not easily, as behind a wide fence which shut the world out, hut amid rumor and scan dal, with every provocation to unlaw ful curiosity and premature ambition. IV. A Distinct Era In the Ufe of the Hoy. Vs. 41-.".o. Jesus had now come to that age when children feel the stirrings of a larger life. He was 12 years old, and developed mentally and physically us much as a boy of 14 or 13 years In this colder climate. This was the age when, as a kind of turning point from childhood, a Jew ish boy became a "son of the law" and joined with his elders In religious duties. Modern science shows that this Is the most hopeful age for bring ing out the religious nature, and the choice of the servlc e of God. 51. "His parents went to Jerusalem every year." Like de?ply and wisely religious people they did not neglect the great religious meetings. "At the feast of the passover." Tho greatest religious feast of the Jews, commem orating the birth of tho nation. See Ex. 12:13-20: 23; 15; Deut. 16:16. 42. "They went up." Jesus being Included in the company. 43. "And when they had fulfilled the days." The seven days of the Passover (Ex. 12:15; Dent. 16:3). "As they returned," were returning. "Knew not of it " Showing the perfect trust they hud learned to show their boy. 44. "In the company" with whom they made the journey. "And they sought him." "It was probably whan the cravan halted for the night that he was first missed." 45. "They turned back again." A single act. "Seeking him." A con tinued tu t, lasting ull the way to the city. 46. "After three clays." Reckoned from the departure of the caravan from Jerusalem: one for the journey out, one for the return, ami one for the search in the city. "They found him in the temple." Not in the temple proper, but in one of the porches or chambers of the tomp'e area, and be longing to the temple, "Sitting in the midst of the doctors." Tbe teachers, eminent rabbis who at this season would be discussing tbe great ques tions of the day. "Hearing them, and asking them questions." Very much as in a Hible class of today. He was not putting himself forward, but was doing what was natural and proper for any boy. 47. "Astonished." Amazed, i. e., thrown into a maze or labyrinth. 4S. "And when they (Joseph and Mary) saw him. they were amazed." "I'sed of glad amazement." Thayer. They had not dreamed of such honor to be given to their hoy, or of such witr dom, stub thoughts in the active, obedient, modest, perhaps reticent boy in their household. 4!. "And he said unto them. How Is it that ye sought me? " Why did you go about the citv searching for me? "Why did you not como directly here?" "Wist ye not." Knew ye not. "That 1 must be about my Father's business?" In the Greek the noun is omitted, 'in the of my Father," "in the affairs of m Father, and, therefore, ill the liou.se of my Father." Exp. Gn-i k Test. The Child in Our Father's House. Every child should be trained to go rgulnrl to his Father's house, as one of the worshipers and learners. Tho presence of c hildren in the preaching service tends to make the preaching more char, simple, and vivid: and to make prominent the great essentials of divine truth. The great subjects always contain something for children. It is a bad sign not to see plenty of children in the church service. The Sunday school service is as really a part' of the church service as is the regular preaching service. It can be made a training school for tho giving, the praying, the singing, ami all parts of public worship. Santo Domingo Troubles ;cn Cnceres. vice president of Santo Pollllnijn. Is at the hind of the politi cal pariv In control of the govern ment, which tins forced Prealc -nt M'Tulm to tlee from the capital. I he cabinet Hm-d a proclamation ele vating Caiins to the office of presi dent. SENATE IN PECULIAR POSITION. United States Government Embar rassed by Recent Uprising. To ratify the treaty with the gov ernment of Santo Domingo, and then to have the messenger boy carrying the glad news return with a report that the government has left for parts unknown, aud that another party is in possession, is a program which is not likely to commend itself to the senate. According to one report from the troubled Island President Morales Is In Jail: other reports represent him as a fugitive, but whether by land or by sea Is uncertain. For practical pur iwses he is up In the air. Meanwhile the American custom house agents are continuing to collect the duties, and neither of the contesting factions is drawing from the revenues of the ports the sinews of war. as usually happens In such cases. The party In power Tas no objections to offer when the foreigner pays the tax, but when the foreigner collects It and, still worse, turns it over to the foreign creditor, the Dominican officeholder or offlceseeker asks the use of free dom. Under the old regime It would be the foreigner who would wonder. It does not seem likely that Presi dent Morales has been able to save enough money to take a trip to Europe for his health, but It Is certainly un kind In him to leave Just when a let ter from Washington might be expect ed. The senate will hardly think it dignified to attach to the ratification of the treaty a proviso that the gov ernment of Santo Domingo stay In one place long enough to be found when wanted. It would be putting the American officials who are working for the Dominican government in an awkward predicament if they were to be left In Ignorance whether their reports were to be addressed to the capital, the jail, or the mountain enmp of the rebels. Imagine a custom house offi cer asking for the president and re ceiving the Information that the po lice were on his trail and were ex pected to bring him in at any mo ment. And yet that is substantially the situation represented by the dis patches. The government deposes Gov. Perez. Perez leads a revolt. The president decides to Join the revolt himself and hBve a little excitement. The government troops go out in pur suit of the president to make him come back and lend them against the rebels. All that is needed is a Dutch comedian and a bunch of chorus girls to make a comic opera out of the whole business. But where does the senate fit Into the libretto? Chicago Tribune. Booming Trade In Peru. The United States consul at Callao, Peru, reports a constantly growing increaso In the number of parcels-post importations from Europe, to such an extent as to necessitate the creation of a special department In the Lima postoffice to examine and assess such importations. What is still more in teresting is that a number of firms of customs agents and brokers are. now sending out circulars broadcast, in which they describe themselves as ready to serve their customers in the matter of ordering goods from Eu rope by parcels post, advancing tho money for customs duties on tho same, and, if 4slTed, ordering at their own cost mid collecting from the customer only on delivery of the goods. Cabinet Salaries Inadequate, It is thought probable that, throe members of the present cabinet live within their salaries Attorney Gen eral Moody. Secretary Wilson id Postmaster General Cortelyou. Soeh men as Taft, Root and Honaparte, being heads of departments that bring them into contact with representatives of powerful individuals, find it neces sary to spend a great deal more than the government pays them. Secretary Taft is credited with the declaration that it costs him more than double his alary to live. President Cnrlos P. Mornles of Rnn tn IfcmiltiKo. who Ih reported to have tied from hli ciiitnl und to he a fiiKltlve from the wrnth of the revolu tionists. In r product of one uf the many revolutions peculiar to lAttn America. He g not yet it. was liorn at Porto l'latii, In the Island, wns educated for a priest, nnd for eight years followed tfmt calling. Me then turned hin attention to politic of his disturhed little country, served under Jlmlner and Win y (511. nnd on two occasions was exiled for plot ting against the government, lie hud participated in U unKucccxaful revo lutions, when. In October, 1!03. he led an attack on the then President Wos y :il. and bcltiir successful, de clared lilmaelf dictator and 'later president. He claims to he friendly to the t'nlted States, but has always reseniecl the interference of thia country In the affairs of tho Inlands. CZAR'S BEST HOPE IN COSSACKS. Cruel Troops Form Most Formidable Figure on Ruler's Side. In the bloody riots at Moscow the most formidable figure on the govern ment's side wns the Cossack. With saber and knout this sanguinary de fender of the czar Is endeavoring to beat down a fanatical populace into subjection. When sword and whip do not suffice, the Cossack uses his great revolver with deadly effect. Hut straight and unerring as the Cossack is as an equestrian sharpshooter his firearm probably Is less dreaded than his knout. The Cossack's whip is an Instrument of torture, and It Is used by these semi barbarian followers of the czar with wonderful expertness. Generally tho whip has but one thong or lash; oc casionally It has two or three. The end of each thong is loaded with a bit of iron or lead to render the pain and wound inflicted more Intense. A Cossack has been known to pick an eye from a man's face with a blow of his miniature knout. He can split an apple on a man's head with a cut of the lash, and he can snip off the burning end of a match held In a Outu rade's fingers. But no thoughts as to accuracy of stroke govern him when confronted with a vengeful, howling mob. Then he simply lays about him with the full strength of his lusty arm, and the recipient of the blows will remember for a lifetime that he has had an en counter with theso dreaded hireling of absolutism. The Cossacks are said to be of Tar tar origin. They generally inhabit the steppes of Russia about the lower lion and Dnieper, but are bound In lesser numbers in eastern Russia Caucasia and Silerla. Ethnologists are uncer tain as to their origin, but their nucle us is supposed to have consisted of refugees from the ancient limits of Russia forced by hostile invasion to adoption of military organization, and later Into a more or less free tribal existence. They have Indulged in many unsuccessful revolts against the czars, endiug in their subjection, but they retain various privileges. With regard to their military prow ess they were surrounded with a rer taln amount of romance, llko tho French souave and the Prussian uhlan, but the war with Japan has tended to dispel much of the glamor that attend ed their alleged exploits. Tho Cos sack was supposed to be unparalleled as a scout In fact, he was supposed to be the eye and soul of the czar's legions. Hut the unpretentious caval ryman of the mikado has shown that as a scout and fighter he ranks as high, if not higher, than the vaunted Cossack. The Cossack generally Is armed with a rifle without bayonet and with a sword which has no scabbard. The frout ranks of most Cossack regiments also carry lances. At the beginning of the war with Japan It was estima ted that there were 130 regiments of Cossacks of six squadrons each and eighteen of four squadrons, besides fifty-threo independent squadrons. Army service with them begins at the ago of 18 and lasts for twenty years, seven of which is In actual service, nnd generally they provide most of their own equipment. Severe on the Affidavit. The suggestion of an English bar rister that a certain matter was a prop er subject for oral examination, not for affidavit, agreed with the emphatic opinion of an English Justice, recently retired. Ho was onco trying a case at the Manchester assizes In which man had been cross-examined upon an affidavit. Summing up the evidence to the Jury, the Judge said: "Gentlemen, of all the weapons in the whole ar mory of Iniquity there Is nothing tc equal an affidavit for concealing tbs truth.." Glass as a Steady Diet. William Weeks, a professional glass cater, was married In Oakland, Cal., last week, nnd In tho course of nn in terview gave a useful pointer on glass ts a steady diet He said he had been eating ground glass for fifteen years and had thrived on It, but powdered glass would bave cut short his career long ago. BOY'S TERRIBLE ECZEMA. 1 Mouth and Eyas Covered With Crust Hands Pinned Down Miraculous Curs by Cutlcura. "When my little boy was six months old, he hnd eczema. The sores extend ed so quickly over the whole body, that we at once called in the doctor. We then went to another doctor, but he could not help him. and in our despair we went to a third one. Mat ters became so bad that lie had regu lar holes in his cheeks large enough, to put a finger Into. The food had to be given with a spoon, for his mouth1 was covered with crusts as thick as a finger, nnd whenever ho opened th mouth they begnn to bleed and sup purate, as did also his eyes. Hands, arms, chest, and back, in short the whole body was covered over and over. We had no rest by day or night. Whenever ho was laid In his bed, we had to pin his hands down; otherwise he would scratch his face and make anr open sore. I think his face must have itched most fuarfully. "We finally thought nothing could help, and I had mado up my mind to send my wife with the child to Eu rope, hoping that the sea air might cure him, otherwise he was to be put under good medical care there. Rut, Lord be blessed, matters enme differ ently, and we soon saw a miracle. A friend of ours Bpoke about Cutlcura. Wo mado a trial with Cutlcura Soap, Ointment and Resolvent, and within ten days or two weeks we noticed a decided Improvement. Just as quickly ns the sickness had appeared It also began to disappear, and within ten weeks tho child was absolutely well, and his skin was smooth and white as never before. F. Hobrath, Presi dent of the C. Ij. Hohrath Company, Manufacturers of Silk Ribbons. 4 to 20 Rink Alley. South Uethlehem, Pa., Juno 5, 1905." Stage Life. Unless you have the beauty of Venus, the hide of a rhinoceros, tho constitution of a horse, the diplomacy of a Machlavelll, and unbounded in fluence and Impudence, put out of 'your mind the thought of adopting the already miserably overcrowded stage as a career. The World and His Wife. Ship Makes Record For Slowness. The Hrltlah ship William Mitchell took recently thirty-five days to make the trip from San Francisco to Taeo ma. which Is the record for slowness. In five days she made five miles. The captain declares that some San Fran cisco seagnlls swam abend of or be side the ship all the way. In the Crush. "I am not a famous author." mutter ed the woman who with torn bonnet nnd draggled dress had JuHt laborious ly made her way out of a sardine pneked car, "but I can say with truth that I have a great work issuing from the press." Raltlmore American. Bad Forml rurses large American link purses have been laid aside by the fashion able Parlsienne. What need has one of them? It is bad form to pay cash nowadays; this custom is confined to the bourgeois. Globe correspondenL Carp Crowd Out Whiteflsh. Whitetlsh and salmon trout are al most extinct In Canadian waters. The few remaining are being destroyed by the German carp, which breed about fifteen times as fast as tho whitcQsb. MALARIA? 7 7 Generally That Is Not the Trouble. Persons with a susceptibility to ma larial influences should beware of cof fee, which has a tendency to load up the liver with bile. A lady writes from Denver that aho suffered for years from chills and fever which at last she learned were mainly produced by the coffee she drank. "I was also grievously afflicted) with headaches and indigestion," she says, "which I became satisfied were likewise largely due to tho coffeo I drank. Six months ago I quit its us altogether and began to drink Postum Food Coffee, with the gratifying result that my headaches bave disappeared, my digestion has been restored and I have not had a recurrence of chills and fever for more than three months. I have no doubt that it was Postum thnt brought me this relief, for I have used no medicine while this improve ment has been going on." (It wass really relief from congestion of tbe liver caused by coffee.) "My daughter has been as great a coffee drinker as I, and for years was afflicted with terrible sick headaches, which often lasted for a week at a time. She is a brain worker and ex cessive application together with head aches began to affect her memory most seriously. She found no help in medicines and the doctor frankly ad vised her to quit coffee and use Post um. "For more than four months she has not had a headache her mental faculties have grown more active amf vigorous and her memory has been restored. "No more tea, coffee or drugs for us, so loag as we can get Postum." Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. There's a reason. Read the little book "The Road to Wellvllle" in pigs.