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j Weekly Newspaper of Allegany j County, Maryland -oooooooooooooooooooooooocx FORTY-FOURTH YEAR. NO. 39 WHYIS M Mil Exposition of the Justice of the Day of Vengeance. “THEGONTROVERSYOFZION” Explains How Jehovah Balances the Books —Wrong Thoughts of God’s Wrath —Preparations For the New Dispensation of World-Wide Bless ings to Both the Church and the World —Terrible Fruitage Now of False Doctrines Taught For Centuries ■B did congregation tor Russell as his address inquired Into the reason wh y in God’s providence the world Is being such as was not [PASTOR. fcUSSELLI since there was a nat i o n.” What special sins call upon Justice for ex traordinary penalty? The Pastor's text was, “And the nations were angry, and Thy wrath is come.”—Revelation 11:18. After some Introductory comments upon his text, the speaker read a num ber of corroborative Scriptures—lsaiah 84:1-6; Jeremiah 25:15, 10, 27-38; Isaiah 66:15, 16; Luke 21:24, 26; Revelation 0:9-11; 2 Thessalonians 1:3-10. Com menting on these Scriptures, the Pas tor claimed that their united testimony referred to the present, mistranslated the end of the world; properly inter preted, the end of this Age, lapping upon and inaugurating the New Age— “the world to come.” Only Jews, Gentiles and Saints. The Pastor declared that the whole world are Gentiles, according to the Scriptural presentation, except the true followers of Christ and the loyal-heart ed Jews, who are still God’s people under their Law Covenant. In class ing the great mass of Jews and of pro fessed Christians as part of the world the Pastor meant no unkindness; but declared that to understand God’s deal ing in the present time, nominal Chris tians, or mere professors, must not be confounded with the “little flock” who have responded to the Gospel Call, "Gather My saints together unto Me saith the Lord; those who have made a Covenant with Me by sacrifice”— self-sacrifice. (Psalm 50:5; Romans 12:1.) If we shall recognize these saintly Christians of every nation and denomination as being the one true Church, “whose names are written in Heaven,” and if we shall recognize all others as Gentiles, we shall be getting the eyes of our understanding into true alignment with the mind of God as ex pressed in the Bible. Thus seen, God is not merely calling nations to war, to battle, as nations: but in a more particular sense the call is to this Gentile class irrespective of national boundaries. And it is worthy of note that throughout the Scriptures the great masses of India, China, etc., are comparatively ignored. Because they have not come into particular con tact with God’s Messages they are not so particularly included in the ,ludg ments, chastisements, troubles, fore told to be coming upon the earth at the close of this Age. In other words, un intentional Ignorance of God Is not a crime to be punished, but a defect to be corrected in due time by the bless ings of Messiah’s Kingdom. Wrong Thoughts of God’s Wrath. When thinking of the wrath of God coming upon the world, we are not to think of the Almighty as having exer cised great patience for centuries and finally losing His temper and wreak ing vengeance upon His creatures. Such il thought might be gathered from some of the expressions of the Scrip tures, because of adaptation of lan guage to human comprehension, and more or less loss of the true sentiment in translating and through the mental gloss of the translators. In any event let us remember that this wrath of God aud the Judgments Coming upon the world are wholly dif ferent from the legends—namely, eter nal torture at the hands of demons, taught us by our creeds. Instinctively, a part of the dread we have of death in every form—by war, famine and sickness—is the fear of that eternal tor ture nightmare thrust upo* us from childhood, inculcated by all the creeds of Christendom, but without Bible foundation when the latter is properly translated and rightly understood. Furthermore, we should remember that while God has foretold the trou bles of the Day of Wrath for centuries and indicates that He will have to do with their precipitation upon the world, nevertheless elsewhere He also shows us that these troubles really come from ourselves, that they are the outgrowth of human wrongdoing, and that these dire penalties of sin would have wrecked our social and religious fabric long, long ago, had not Divine Providence forfended us— holding back the storm of human pas sion and avarice, and permitting it to come only now, in the end of the Age. at the time when Divine Providence lias Messiah's Kingdom in full readi- l THE FROSTBURG SPIRIT ness to take control. Just so soon as the storm of human passion shall have taught humanity its needed lesson and shall have liquidated the long standing accounts, Messiah's Kingdom, with a clean slate, will be inaugurated. Aocounts Yet to Be Squared. In Jesus and In His saintly follow ers throughout this Gospel Age, the world has had God s Cause, the Cause of Righteousness and truth, more or less clearly manifested. Every perse cution against these members of the Body of Christ is a crime against God and against righteousness. Of such sufferings the Apostle says, “If any suffer as a Christian, let him glorify God on this behalf; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth on such.” As a blessing rested upon all the Lord’s faithful people who have suf fered unjustly, so correspondingly a Divine curse, or penalty, has rested upon all persecutors of these, their re sponsibility being gauged by the degree of their knowledge, and their punish ment proportionate. On the books of Justice, however, God represents that the lives of all Hi? faithful ones cry out for vengeance; and that while mer cy comes to all mankind through the sacrificial death of the Saviour, this does not alter the fact that Justice calls for punishments for crimes more or less wilful and therefore not includ ed in the Saviour's atonement Thus it was in the end of the Jew ish Age, which may serve us as a pat tern, or illustration of the ending of this Age. St. Paul, writing of that time, says, “Wrath Is come upon this people to the uttermost that all things written in the Law and the Prophets concerning them should be fulfilled.” Notice, however, the vast difference be tween these Bible judgments and the eternal torment Judgments falsely de clared by every one of our creeds, which Indirectly tell us that every Jew at death goes to eternal torment because he is not a Christian. But the Scriptures declare that the punishments upon the Jews which cul minated in the destruction of Jerusa lem in A. D. 70 were, some of them, for sins committed long before. No tice Jesus’ words, “The blood of all the Prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, shall be re quired of this generation; from the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacha rias, who perished between the Altar and the Temple.”—Luke 11:50, 51. Wherein was the justice in exacting all that of the people living in the close of that Age? We reply that those peo ple had far more responsibility than all who preceded them. They had a great Light amongst them, shining from Je sus and the early saints. In their treatment of these lightbearers, cruci fying them and variously injuring them, upon that last generation of the Jewish Age “wrath came to the uttermost.” “The Recompenses of Zion.” The Bible Intimates that similar ag gregations of punishment are to be expected in the end of this Gospel Age. The great Time of Trouble, or Day of Wrath, is the “recompense of the con troversy of Zion” —the saints, the true Church. For eighteen hundred years has Jesus, prophetically declared that tlie Kingdom class would suffer vio lence; and the violent have usurped the place of the true by force. All the while, the violent have out wardly been posing as the True Church of Christ, while the saints of God in every epoch and in every cen tury have suffered—“ns deceivers and yet true; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing all things.” (2 Corinthians 6:8-10.) “Heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:17), they have been count ed “the filth and offscourlng of the earth,” “of whom the world was not worthy.” But the sin of their persecutors must be liquidated, even though the perse cutors themselves will all eventually be forgiven. From this viewpoint, the “Time of Trouble such as was not since there was a nation,” and which is now beginning gradually to be con summated, will be the squaring of* God’s accounts with the world, prepar atory to handing the Kingdom over to Messiah for the blessing of all. As illustrative of this principle, note the lesson of Revelation 6:9-11: The cry is, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost Thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?” The message for all these martyrs of Jesus was, Wait a little season, the vengeance will come, but not until' all of this class shall have experienced their share of “the suffer ings of Christ” To these martyrs the suffering brought polishings of character, test ings of faith, Divine approval and an increased glory on the spirit plane as members of the Bride of Christ—the blessings to be given to them in the First Resurrection—the chief Resurrec tion, referred to by our Lord 'n Revelation 20:6. Then will be accom plished the binding of Satan; and ! then Messiah’s Kingdom, with all its blessed and uplifting influences, will bless the whole world with the long promised “Restitution of all things which God hath spoken by the mouth of all the holy Prophets since the " f orld began.”—Acts 3:19-23. Modern Persecutions Differ. i tVe do not say that the persecutions of the last members of the Body of , Christ will be by literally cutting their tongues out, by literally burning them , at the stake, by literally crucifying i them or beheading them, as was done I with some of the other members of the Body in the past. In our day there Is a more refined process often used. , ! Some are gibbeted by the pulpit, some are “roasted” in the public press, some , : have their tongues cut out in the sense ] that their vords are misrepresented, FROSTBURG, MD, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1914 and that they are denied a hearing. And yet there are things in the Scrip tures which seem to imply that there may be a literal assassination and de struction of God’s faithful people in the end of this Age, as well as a figura tive one. But the Lord's grace will be sufficient for them; and the more they shall suffer for His sake, for the Truth’s sake, the greater will be their glory and station in the Kingdom. Who shall be punished for these crimes against the Saints of God? We answer, Babylon; and Babylon signi fies what is today known as “the Chris tian world” —a very anomalous term; for the world has no identification with Christianity nor Christianity with the world. The so-called “Christendom” of our day corresponds exactly to the Jewry of Jesus’ day. Then Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, were band ed together with the Sadducees and the Herodians, the worldly and infidel politicians. Their object • was one, namely, the perpetuation of their own Institution, regardless of God’s ar rangement. So here, the civilized world, misnaming itself "Christ’s King dom,” is intent upon the preservation of the great Babylon which it has con structed, and willing to do anything to avoid its foretold destruction. Hypocrisy the Greatest of All Sins. Taking into account the persecutions endured by God’s saints throughout this Gospel Age, there must be a heavy account on the book of Justice to be settled. Saintly Catholics, saint ly Presbyterians, saintly Baptists, saintly Methodists, saintly people in and out of all denominations have suf fered; and Jesus’ words still stand true namely, that whosover would give to the least of His followers even a cup of cold water would not fail of reward, and that Injury to even the least of these would be punished. Are we asked what are the special sins of our day? We reply that here, as in Jesus’ day, hypocrisy is the greatest of all sins. There were thefts, murders, adulteries, and injustices of various kinds in Jesus' day; yet while denouncing all these in spirit. He prac tically ignored them all in His denun ciations of the hypocrisy of the re ligious rulers of His time. We be lieve that His judgment of so-called “Christendom” today is the same. There was a time when the world ignorantly thought that the kings of earth were ruling as part of Christ’s Kingdom. There was a time when men really believed that their ever lasting destiny was in the hands of the clergy, Protestant and Catholic, and that unless they had the good of fices of these In baptism, marriage, funerals, &c., they would be eternally tormented; but that day has passed—a more enlightened day has come. Our Bible is better understood; the clergy are no longer deceived. They know that the word Sheol of the Old Testament and the word Hades of the New Testament represent the state or condition of death, into which the whole world goes—good and bad. They know that these words could not rep resent torture or fire in any sense of the word. They see God’s character more clearly; they perceive that the kingdoms of this world are merely po litical institutions permitted for a time, waiting for the glorious epoch of Messiah’s Kingdom to bring In the New Order of things. But notwithstanding this knowledge, the Divine character is still blasphem ed. The kings of the earth, told dur ing the “dark ages” that they were the sword of the Lord and servants of the Church, have not been undeceived. Hence tbe Czar of Russia, the Head of the Greek Church, believes be is work ing out a Divine destiny; the British under King George are equally con vinced that they are working out a great destiny as God’s Kingdom. The German Kaiser is similarly deceived Into thinking that he is the sword of the Almighty, as indicated in his report- . ed proclamation to his army in Poland < These false doctrines of the “dark ] ages” are bearing a terrible fruitage in the present war. Similarly the teach . lugs of eternal torment, misrepresent ing and blaspheming God’s character, are bearing an evil fruitage. Millions of people are being turned away fro faith in a God of Love and from faith in the Bible as His Message by the most monstrous blasphemies of the "dark ages.” I charge the responsibili ty of all this against the sects and creeds of Christendom. A great fraud, a great hypocrisy, you say? I answer, Yes; the most astounc ing the world has ever known. Two hundred thousand professed minister of God and Christ are standing before the world today telling the legends of the Dark Ages and seeking to hinder the people from coming to a knowledge of the Truth, meanwhile receiving the people’s money and reverence. Does not such hypocrisy, such blasphemy against God, such deception of the pe“ pie, such keeping of them in darkne: Reserve a great punishment? What shall we do, do you ask? I answer: Be honest! Be true! Come out of Babylon. Stand free from al such slandering of the Almighty God and His gracious provisions. Stan' 1 for the Bible, the Truth, the God i. Love and Wisdom, Justice ami Power. "Come out from among them, and be ye separate, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” I The forecast of the present distress of nations is graphically set forth in the volume, “The Battle of Armaged : ; don,” cloth, 660 pages, written in 1897 'by Pastor Russell. This conpon with ' 25c. will secure to you this valuable book post free. Its chapter expound | ing the 24th Chapter of St. Matthew's Gospel is worth many times the price jof the volume. Address, Internationa’. ! Bible Students Association, 17 Hicks * street, Brooklyn, N. Y’., and principal > bookstores. TO OUR PATRONS) IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT WING to the fact that The Spirit is this week being moved H'w* —\ from the Hohing, Lapp & Spier building on Mechanic street, to larger and better quarters in the Frostburg Opera House CJ 1 I 1 building on Hast Union street, we find it impossible, with our 1 I plant partly dismantled, to get out this issue in its regular Ak JJJ J size—eight pages. A 4-page paper is the very best we can give our patrons this week, and we may not be able to get out a larger paper than that next week. In fact, we are not sure wheth er we will be able to get out a paper at all next week. It all depends on whether we can get our plant installed and in proper running order with in the proper time to enable us to do so. However, we shall do our best to make the move without missing an issue, but we ask our patrons to bear with us and excuse all short comings in the size of the paper and amount of news in its columns un til we have everything properly installed in our new quarters, where we will be much better equipped for carrying on the job printing and news paper business than we are in our present quarters. Furthermore, we intend to more than make good any shortcomings occasioned by our moving, a little later, as we will get out a very artistic 12-page Christmas edition, with a handsome lithographed cover of very artistic design. The Christmas edition will be far the most handsome and artistic newspaper publication ever gotten out in Western Maryland. It will be a publication so handsome and interesting that all who get a copy of it will retain it as a souvenir. Another Important Announcement We take pleasure in stating to the people of Frostburg that there is now a splendid prospect to have an exceptionally good semi-weekly or a daily newspaper in this town within a year after we get into our new quarters, as we have succeeded in getting people of wide newspaper ex perience and ample capital interested in the project who are willing to take over our entire plant and business, if the business makes the good showing in the next six or eight months that we have reason to believe we can bring it to. Now then, if the business people of Frostburg will do their part to ward having The Spirit converted into a good semi-weekly or daily newspaper, under a management that will have ample capital and every facility to achieve a splendid success, this is their opportunity, and we will do all we can to help the good cause along. But remember, fellow citizens, that neither a semi-weekly nor a daily paper can be secured for this town on wind, and neither can capital be induced to go into such a venture unless capital is met at least half way with substantial evidences of a patronage that will bring fair returns on the investment. The Spirit is here to stay, mark that, no matter what a few croakers, mossbacks and knockers may tell you. The Spirit is here to stay, re gardless of their threats or their knocks. It may not continue under the present ownership and management, as we have overtures now for the purchase of our plant and business, and we’ll sell anything we have if we can get our price. But The Spirit is not for sale at a sacrifice, as we have made more than a living out of it thus far, in spite of many handi caps, such as poor health, etc., during a large portion of the last year, and our business is growing right along, thanks to our many good friends and patrons. We could have sold out ere this, had we been so minded, but we have no desire to sell now, unless the details can be ar ranged with the projectors of the larger scheme, and our business de velopments during the next six months will determine whether the pro posed deal will go through or not. Our Last Word Our last word to our patrons at this time is an urgent request for all of them who have not yet done so, to cash up on subscription and keep same paid in advance, which is to their interest as well as ours. We al so want them to bear our new location in mind, the room in the Frost burg Opera House building that was recently vacated by the Cumber land & Westernport Electric Railway Company. DRASTIC LEGISLATION FAVORED BY CATHOLICS They Are Hard After Booze aud the Drinkers and Sellers Thereof—- Also Favor Equal Suffrage. The liquor interests of the country are much disturbed over the Prohibi tion conference held at Niagara Falls recently by the Catholics. This is said to have been the first Catholic organization in the United States to go on record in favor of nation-wide Prohibition. Aside from effecting an organization, resolutions were adopted which, for comprehensiveness, seem to leave nothing unsaid or implied in denunciation of the liquor traffic. Among the resolutions were the fol lowing : “Favoring nation-wide Pro hibition, exclusion of liquor adver tisements through the mails, making it illegal to ship liquor through dry states, barring liquor from jury duty, making abstinence one of the civil service requirements, exclud ing drinkers from public office, mak ing temperance a subject to be taught in public and private schools, and favoring equal suffrage, with the pro vision that all persons convicted of intoxication be disfranchised for five years.” Not To Be Trusted. The party which has made such a conspicious failure in National affairs by curtailing the revenues through an industry-destroying tariff, and by in creasing expenses when economy was needed, thus causing the imposition of a war tax of the hundred millions in times of peace, is not the kind of a party to trust with the management of this country. Vote for Carrington and Zihlman.—Oakland Republican. NOT PAINT With linseed oil at 50c to sl, what sort of oil do you think they use in “paint” at $1.50 and $1.25? That stuff is counterfeit paint. You can cheat yourself; you can’t cheat Time or Weather. Paint is a rubbery coat over wood and iron to keep-out water. Counterfeit paint may look like it; counterfeit money looks like money. What are all counterfeits for? They are all alike. DEVOE BLANKET BALLOT IN GARRETT. Besides Candidates, the Sheriff Amendment and License Appear. Oakland, Md., Oct. 24. —The official ballot for Garrett county has been published. Although it has only 10 names, five for United States Senator and five for Congressman, it is a blanket sheet, 18 by 13 inches. The constitutional amendment pertaining to sheriffs takes up considerable room, while there are spaces for and against the erection of a county home, and for and against license, Garrett county voting on the local option question this fall. A Democratic meeting will be held in Oakland November 2, when ad dresses will be made by Congressman Lewis, William L. Marbury and ex- Judge Ferdinand Williams. Large crowds attended Mr. Lewis’ meetings . at Bittinger, Sang Run and Friends i ville, but Republicans feel certain of i carrying Garrett county for Zihlman ; by a large majority, for Congress. BE A BOOSTER, not a knocker. EMPTY DINNER PAIL A PAINFUL REALITY The Tens of Thousands of Work iugiueii Out of Employment Confirm It. From the Oakland Republican. One explanation of the remarkable showing the registration figures for the Sixth Congressional District make is a showing of a large majority for the Republican ticket can be found in the fact that “Empty , Dinner Pail Makes Republicans Hustle.” This tells the whole story. There is but one explanation of this exceptional Republican gain—there can be but one interpretation of this unusual circumstance—“ The Empty Dinner Pail Makes Republicans Hustle.” It is safe to assume, also, that not all of these Republicans have always voted the Republican ticket, and that some of them have registered as Re publicans for the sole reason that they may consistently vote for the Repub lican candidate for congressman this year. They have observed the failure of the Democrats to make good their ante-election promises of two years ago that they would give the country improved conditions. They have wit nessed the futile efforts of the Demo cratic congress and the Democratic president to continue the prosperity the country was enjoying—that the country always enjoys—under a Re publican reginfe, and they have con-., eluded to do their part at the Novem ber election to bring about a return of that prosperity just as quickly as it can possibly be done, and they are going to begin right away. The voters of Garrett county ..and Western Maryland are not going to be confused by any prismatic halo the Democratic cabinet members may place over the alabaster brow of the Democratic congressman from the Sixth District; they are not going to be again lulled into a quiescent con dition by such claptrap as “Washing ton Needs Mr. Eewis.” They are not going to allow either Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan, Post master General Burleson, Secretary of Eabor Wilson or anyone else, whether he wears the Administration purple or rot (net excluding Mr. Eewis himself,) to divert them from the com mon-sense viewpoint of the situation. They know that the essence of this campaign is contained in these ques tions which they will insist upon hav ing answered. “Has the Democratic party in the two years of its ascendancy kept the dinner-pail full—with the aid of Con gressman Eewis ? “Has the Democratic party brought about the employment of the idle workmen of this country—with the aid of Congressman Eewis ? “Has the Democratic party fulfilled the much-heralded promise to reduce the prices of the necessities of life— has it reduced the high cost of living with the aid of Congressman Eewis? “Has the Democratic party im proved conditions to the point where increased wages to the workingmen is possible—with the aid of Congressman Eewis ? “Has the Democratic party lighted the furnaces, or has it banked their fires; has it enlarged the markets of the home manufacturer and producer, or has it curtailed them ; has its re vised tariff law brought in sufficient revenue for the legitimate expenses of the Government, or does a deficit stare us in the face ; and isn’t a hun dred .million dollar war tax knocking at the door—and all this with the aid of Congressman Eewis ?” This is why the voters of Garrett county have come out during the reg istration days to get their names on the books as Republicans, and this is why they intend not only to register, but to vote on election day —and vote for the Republican candidate for con gress —Hon. F. N. Zihlman —a party and a candidate in whom they can have the fullest confidence ; in whom they have heretofore placed their trust and have never had their trust betrayed. Nothing is so poetical to make Re publicans hustle as the empty dinner pail; the empty dinner pail is making others besides Republicans hustle this year, at that. They want no repeti tion of Democratic failure and incom petency. They intend to take no chances for a continuance of Mr. Eewis and the empty dinner pail. “Zihlman and Prosperity” is the music to which they are marching to ward the ballot box this year. After the Society Gambler. Advertising euchre or other card parties, at which prizes are given away, in newspapers which pass through the mails, will not be here after allowed, according to an order issued from the Postoffice Department. The order applies to all games in which prizes are given or fees charged. The same ruling applies to all prize : winning by chance, such as drawings, or raffles; newspapers are not allowed to publish the names, or numbers, of winners, nor in any way give publicity , to lotteries. DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 3 Successor to § 3 The Frostburg Mining Journal 3 B Established 1871 § 8000000000000000000000000000 WHOLE NUMBER 2,228 ROOSEVELT TO SPEAK IN CUMBERLAND So Says George “Lonesome” Wel lington, the Sorehead Politician Out of a Job. That Colonel Roosevelt, would de liver a speech in Cumberland before election day in November, was the opinoin today of former United States Senator, George E. Wellington. Colonel Roosevelt has agreed to help the Progressive party in Mary land, and will likely speak in Balti more and Cumberland. This follows the conference yesterday in New York, when N. Winslow Williams, of the Progressive State Central Com mittee, visited the former president, at his office in New York, to secure his aid in the campaign. Senator Wellington stated that while he had no idea on just what date Col. Roosevelt would visit Cum berland, has stated he felt sure that he would come, and when he did, “he would come in a rush.” In such event, it is expected, the usual large crowd, regardless of party affiliations will be on hand to greet the ex-presi dent. In his several speeches in Cumberland, Col. Roosevelt, like Wil liam Jennings Bryan, has always found an appreciative and enthusias tic welcome Cumberland Times. It is but natural for the Democratic Cumberland Times to speak flatter ingly of the great egotist and wind jamber, the “Terrible Teddy,” the head of the Democratic Aid Society, the party responsible for the present incompetent Democratic administra tion and its unjust war tax to raise the revenue lost to the country by Democratic tariff tinkering and ex travagance. Really, though, it sounds sarcastic to say that “Teddy” is coming to aid the so-called Progrssive party in Maryland. That party has practically ceased to exist, and it seems half cruel and half sarcastic to refer to it. And as to “Teddy”—well, he is getting to be regarded as a public nuisance, and the accounts of his recent whirlwind tour of Kansas that were published in the Kansas newspapers, show that the fallen idol no longer enthuses peo ple. In fact since the people are very wisely refusing to continue to take the great four-flusher seriously, he seems to have lost confidence in himself, and some of his recent efforts at en thusing people were failures almost in the pathetic class. SOME FACTS. Read How Coagresstttaa Lewis aad His Party Have Beea Reduciag the High Cost of Liviag. Ever since being admitted to the bar Mr. Eewis has either been in office or has been striving to get in, and has belonged to all the various political parties in the meantime, and yet we want to ask if any one in Garrett county or the Sixth District feels that he has been benefited by any legisla tion which Mr. Eewis has helped bring about. Prior to his election to Congress he promised the people cheaper commod ities in that he promised to reduce the high cost of living. Eet us see briefly if he has done this. When Mr. Eewis i was elected the first time the whole sale price of bacon was 10J4 cents per pound. It is now 14. Ham was selling wholesale at 9)4 cents. It is now 18. Sugar was $5.05 per 100. It is now 10 cents, wholesale. Flour was $5.70 per barrel. It is now $7.40. The prices which prevail now as quoted increas ed every year during the time Mr. Eewis had been in office and are not due to the European war, as the advo ' cates of the latter would try to make you believe. Therefore you see, if any one is profiting by the free trade policy of Mr. Eewis, it must be the 1 * J L middleman, as it certainly is not the . consumer. Mr. Zihlman, a man, true to labor, and who toiled in glass factories for twenty-one years and not later than two years ago could have been seen blowing glass at the Potomac Glass ' Works. ! Mr. Zihlman stands for a policy that will rekindle the fires in the work shops, which Mr. Eewis helped to put out. He stands for a policy that al ‘ ways has kept the manufacturing : plants in full operation, and brought about good times. ; In other words, Mr. Zihlman stands for protection for the miners and every other industry, as against free trade. Vote for Mr. Zihlman—“there is a reason.”—Oakland Republican. 1 , Rubber Constantly In Demand. Semi-official estimates made in In dia of the world’s production of rub ber for several years to come indi r cate a constant increase, passing 200,- • 000 tons in 1910, but never equaling i the demand. India’s Plague of Insects. India’s public health problem is 1 vitally complicated by the fact that : biting insects are a prominent factor j in the dissemination of disease.