The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 26, 1915 Page: 3 of 8
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IN GOLF OF RIGA
TEUTONIC NAVY LOSES 11 SHIPS
IN CONTEST WITH RUS-
ITALY DECLARES ON TURKEY
Following Refusal of Porte To Per-
mit Departure of Italian Citizens
—Balkan States Expected
To Decide Soon.
London.—A dispatch to the Central
News from Petrograd says:
"The president of the duma has an-
nounced that the Germans lost the
battle cruiser Moltke, three cruisers
and seven torpedo boats in the Riga
"The German fleet has withdrawn
from Riga bay.
"The Germans tried to made a de-
scent near Pernpvin (Fernlgel) on the
east shore of the Gulf of Riga, some
thirty-five miles north of Riga. Four
barges crammed with soldiers took
part in the descent. They were re-
pulsed by the Russian troops without
the co-operation of artillery, the Ger-
■rnans being exterminated and the
The Russian vessels which were
sunk in the battle were the gunboats
iSivutch and Koreets and a torpedo
The Moltke was a vessel of 23,000
tons, 590 feet long, and carried in
ordinary times a complement of 1,075
men. She was a sister ship of the
famous Goeben which became a part
•of the Turkish navy after the com-
mencement of the war and was re-
cLrlstened Sultan Selim.
The Moltke was in the battle with
the British fleet in the North Sea last
January when the German armored
cruiser Bluecher was sunk. In 1912
the Moltke was in the German squad-
ron which visited the United States
to return the visit of the United States
battleship squadron at Kiel during the
trip around the world. The cost of
the Moltke was about $12,000,000.
(By O. E. SELLERS, Acting Director of
the Sunday School Course of the Moody
LESSON FOR AUGUST 29
WORSHIP HEROES IN EFFIGY
GOD'S CARE OF ELIJAH.
LESSON TEXT—I Kings 17:1-16.
GOLDEN TEXT—Casting all your anx-
iety upon him, because he c&reth (or you.
I Peter 5:7 R. V.
Hindus at Native Fair Rear Monstrous
Figures ir. Commemoration of
In Kasmir, India, it was once my
good fortune to visit a Hindu Duss-
rah, or native fair. The cantonment
of my host was some distance away
from the grounds, so we mounted two
of his horses and rode through the
village out on the road to the fair
ITALY DECLARES WAR ON TURKEY
And Balkan States Are Now Expected
Rome.—Marquis Di Garrioni, Italian
ambassador to Turkey handed to the
porte a note declaring Italy considered
herself in a state of war with Turkey
and demanded his passports.
The reasons given in the note for
Italy's declaration of war were the
support given by Turkey to the revolt
in Libya and the prevention of the
departure of Italian residents from
Although Italy declared war on Aus-
tria on May 14 and hostilities between
•the two countries began immediately,
there has never been any declaration
of war between Italy and Geripany,
the ally of Austria, while until now
Italy and Turkey the ally of the cen-
tral powers nominally have been at
Friction between Turkey and Italy,
however, has been in evidence since
shortly after the latter's entry into
the war. Early in June there were
reports that Italian consuls were grad-
ually leaving Turkey and that Amer-
ican officials were taking over the task
of looking out for Italian interests.
Later charges were made that the
Ottoman government was preventing
these consuls from leaving and that
similar coercion was being exerted
over Italian civilians who wished to
quit Turkish soil.
CALOMEL MAKES YOU SICK, UGH!
ITS MERCURY AND SALIVATES
Straighten Up! Don't Lose a D ay's Work! Clean Your Sluggish
Liver and Bowels With "Dodson's Liver Tone."
lTgh! Calomel makes you sick. Take
a dose of the vile, dangerous drug to-
grounds, where we rode much of the n,ght and tomorrow
you may lose a
way in the wake of an interminable j ,jay's wor][
procession on its way to the Duss- Calomel is mercury or quicksilver
rah- which causes necrosis of the bones.
Above the heads of the multitude Calome] when
It comes Into contact
three towering figures caught my eyes. w|tjj gour bile crashes Into It, break-
We now skip thirty to forty years
to consider the first of those great
prophets whose lives are recorded at
length. Samuel und David fought ani-
mals, armies and giants, but these men
fought engagements in the moral and
spiritual realm of eqjial and greatet
importance. Emphasize Elijah as a
real live fiesh-and-blood hero. Hii
work was with the northern kingdom
and he probably first met Ahab at Sa-
maria, his capital In 912 B. C. (?) The
Moablte stone (A. D. 1868) is a re-
markable confirmation of the Bible
story of this period.
I. The Challenge, v. 1. The lesson
is a great Illustration of faith. Sin
had again made vast inroads upon the
people (ch. 16:30-33) and this "man ol
the hour," whose name means "Jeho
vah My Strength," (1) saw the condi-
tions; (2) responded to the need, and
(3) had faith in his cause because it
was that of Jehovah. The source of
his faith was the word of the Lord
God (Deut. 11:18; 32:20). He that
"liveth" and before whom the prophel
stood in daily, hourly communication.
Elijah was a man with a mission
(Matt. 28:19) who trusted In God and
considered it safe to obey. His power,
! "according to my word," was in ratio
i according to his life of faith (Rom
10:17). He was also a man of prayei
James 5:17) and showed his faith by
his works (James 2:17, 20, 26).
II. The Command, vv. 2-7. EliJah'j
faith was not audacious. He took each
step as commanded by God (v. 2).
There is a time for seeming retreal
as well as for the spectacular charge
Elijah's first place of testing wat
"Cherith," a gorge to the east of th«
river Jordan. This command was con-
trary to human reason. "Would it noi
soon be involved in his prophesiet
Again, ravens frequently feed upor
carrion, and he knew all the regula
tions regarding cleanness. Thus to b«
secluded would prevent his observing
the effect of the drought upon botfc
king and people. Still the command it
explicit. It was "there" (v. 4), and
there only, that Jehovah was to save
The miracle of saving was to b«
wrought under the most adverse cir
cumstances and by the most unlikelj
means. "So he went." Having faced
the peril, God hid him to preserve him
and at the proper time God also re
vealed him (ch. 18:12). It was a dailj
testing for Elijah at Cherith, thus t(
be fed and to see the water evaporat
lng, but it was a time of communior
and after the brook was dry then
came a new command (vv. 8, 9).
Hi. The Continued Deliverance, w
8-16. Zarephath was (Luke 4:26) lr
the dominions of Jezebel's father, oi
the coast of the Mediterranean sea be
tween Tyre and Sidon, a danger'ui
Journey for Elijah through Ahab'i
kingdom (ch. 18:10). The word Zare
phath means "smelting furnace," and
it too was suffering from this same
famine. Commanded to hide in Cheritt
Elijah is told to "dwell" in Zarcphatb
and that a widow was to be the ageni
to supply his need. Again Elijah'i
pride had to be overcome for ther<
were abundant reasons for disliking
such a Journey, such an abiding plac«
and such a dependence upon a pool
widow. Elijah, however, "arose anc
went," a continuance of his life o!
obedience. He first asked for watei
and as she went he added his requesl
for food. It was a particular widow tc
whom he was sent (Luke 4:25-27) and
through her God was ready to work i
miracle of salvation on his behalf
Though about to prepare what slu
thought was to bo her own and hei
son's last meal (v. 12), yet she at one*
proceeds to obey the command of th<!
They were fashioned after the form of
man, but crudely and grotesquely, and
they were 100 feet tall. I turned to my
companion and asked him what they
were. He told me that these mon-
Btrous effigies were reared to com-
memorate an ancient mythological war
which, according to Hindu belief, took
place In Ceylon in the long ago.
Whether the story is true or not,
the figures were undoubtedly real, and
became more monstrously real the
closer we approached them. Later,
when we strolled at their feet, I saw
how they were made. Bamboo poles,
bound together after the Indian fash-
ion of piecing out scaffolding, formed
the framework, and they were an-
chored to the ground by ropes hid-
den under the costumes that were
made of coarse cloth. The heads of
the figures, grotesque and unreal in
their workmanship, were surmount-
ed by fancy crowns of gold and col-
The fair, indeed, was devoted en-
tirely to the praise of those mytho-
logical warriors and the heroic deeds
they are supposed to have done in
the ancient Ceylon wars.
lng it up. This is when you feel that
awful nausea and cramping. If you
feel sluggish and "all knocked out," if
your liver is torpid and bowels consti-
pated or you have headache, dizziness,
coated tongue, if breath is bad or
stomach sour, Just try a spoonful of
harmless Dodson's Liver Tone.
Here's my guarantee—Go to any
drug store or dealer and get a 50-cent
bottle of Dodson's Liver Tone. Take
a spoonful tonight and If it doesn't
straighten you right up and make you
feel fine and vigorous by morning 1
want you to go back to the store and
get your money. Dodson's Liver Tone
is .destroying the salo of calomel be-
cause it Is real liver medicine; entire-
ly vegetable, therefore It cannot sali-
vate or make you sick.
I guarantee that one spoonful of
Dodson's Liver Tone will put your
sluggish liver to work and clean your
bowels of that sour bile and consti-
pated waste which is clogging your
system and making you feel miserable.
I guarantee that a bottle of Dodson's
Liver Tone will keep your entire fam-
ily feeling fine for months. Give it to
your children. It is harmless; doesn't
gripe and they like Its pleasant taste.
The Hewlett Family.
There is a corporation named "The
Hewlett Family of America." All of
the members are descendants of
George Hewlett, who came to this
country from England in 1640.
Faces Turned Toward Sunrise.
This is a busy world, but the age
Is calling for men who can help bear
its burdens, who can do things, whose
faces are turned toward the sunrise.
Members of the Chicago Craftsmen
chapter of Operative Masons are Ma-
sons in two senses of the word. They
are bricklayers and stone masons and
are members of the Masonic order.
Weight of Ore Cars.
The weight of ore cars descending
a mine in South Africa is used to pro-
duce power by pulling a cable wound
around a drum that drives a dynamo.
You can't attract much attention by
finishing in the first division. If you
want people to notice you, you must
be a pennant winner.
Have you ever noticed that the
chap who boasts Is always waiting for
someone to give him a boost?
Familiarity generally causes us to
smile at the other fellow's epitaph.
More Than a Stranger.
Manager Hughey Jennings of the
Detroit Tigers makes it a rule to give
a tryout to everyone claiming to be a
ball player who comes seeking a place
with him. One day at morning prac-
tice, as JennlngB tells the story, a
chap wandered In and asked for a
"You're an experienced player?"
"Oh, yes," replied the candidate.
"Can you hit and field pretty good?"
"Oh, yes, Indeed!"
"What do you usually play?"
"I'm a right fielder."
"Well, go out in right," instructed
Jennings, "and we'll see what you can
Jennings instrilfcted one of the pitch-
ers to hit a few files to the new man
In right and turned to other affairs.
He was back In a few moments and,
greatly to his surprise, found the can-
didate still beside the plate.
"What are you doing here?" he
asked. "I thought I sent you out in
"Yes, Mr. Jennings," was the reply
"You'll have to excuse me, but you see
I'm a stranger here, and which is
right field In this park?'—American
Two of the Ingredients of Chlneso
Joss sticks are aconite, to protect
them from rats and mice, and cam-
phor, which makes them burn stead-
Many bums might reform if It did
not necessitate going to work.
Red Cross Ball Blue, mad* in Amerie*,
therefore the best, delights the housewife.
All good grocers. Adv.
Tea plants average
years of life.
The man who marries a widow does
not make a miss-take.
Electricity is being successfully used
in France to ripen cheese.
Any of us could draw the salary of
A woman with small feet may be
vain, but she walks on her pride.
A water-proof match box has been
invented that will float when dropped
Electricity was first used in a mine
in 1879, when a Scotch colliery was
lighted with It.
Contrary to popular belief, a woman
never giveB a piece of her mind. She
hands him the whole business.
Sometimes a man will do a mean
thing because he has confidence in his
ability to square himself by offering
Once in a great while a woman gets
so angry at her husband that she re-
fuses to talk back.
There's something missing from the
life of a boy who never owned a
Italy consumes less tobacco per cap-
ita than any other civilized nation.
Chicago had a "better babies" week.
But how can a baby hope to be any
better if it has to grow up in Chi-
Hi* Herculean Task.
A youth, who bore ti e earmarks r*
a college boy, stood forlornly on a cor-
ner smoking furiously a new white
pipe. Every fifteen minutes or so he
knocked the ashes from the bowl and,
stuffing it again with tobacco, resumed
"Old fellow, what's the idea—cou-
pons?" asked a friend who came upon
"Well, you see, i took father's meer-
schaum out this morning and It
dropped on the sidewalk and broke.
Now I've got to get this one colored
before I can go home," answered tha
Balkans May Decide Soon.
London.—Italy's declaration of war
against Turkey is expected to have an
almost immediate affect on the Balkan
states, which still are debating which
side they will take in the conflict.
The relations between Italy and
Roumania for years have been very
intimate and the opinion is expressed j man 0f q0(j ag jt wag conditioned upon
here that it is probable, especially in the wor(j Gf Jehovah (v. -14). God.
view of the threatening attitude of the through his prophets, has commanded
Germanic powers toward Roumania be UB| given UB assurance and promiBec
manic powers toward Roumania be- to BUStaln (Phil. 4:19), yet we hesi
cause of her refusal to allow aramuni- tate. "She went and did" the seem
tion to pass through her territory, that ing impossible, but according to the
now Italy has broken relations with | wor(j 0f command, and those of "hei
Turkey, Roumania will Join the quad-
Bulgaria is still waiting for the re-
ply of Serbia to the suggestions of the
entent minister that Serbia cede Mace-
donia to Bulgaria while Greece is like-
ly to declare her future policy when
the chamber meets this week. The
opinion Is expressed in diplomatic cir-
cles that It Is significant that M. Veni-
zelos. who has always been friendly to
the entente, has decided to fako charge,
in addition to the Oreoclan premier-
ship, oT the ofllco of minlstur of for-
bouse did eat many days." Obedience
saved her own, her son's and the
prophet's lives. There is sound philoso-
phy In Prov. 11:24 which found its
complete fulfillment in Jesus who
"came not to be ministered unto but
to minister." Read carefully Prov
3:7-10 and II Cor. 9:6-11. As with the
Israelites in the wilderness the supply
was only from day to day (v. 16) noth
lng ahead, no accumulation, yet a per-
petual supply because based on "the
word of the Lord" (v. 16).
as a ii
Food for the
It takes the highest type of nerve
and endurance to stand the strain at
the battle front of modem business.
Many fail. And often the cause
is primarily a physical one—improper
food—malnutrition. It is a fact that
much of the ordinary food is lacking
in certain elements—the mineral salts
—which are essential to right building
of muscle, brain and nerve tissue.
made of whole wheat and barley, contains
these priceless nerve- and brain-building
elements in highest degree.
Grape-Nuts food is easy to digest—nourishing—economical—delicious, and
as a part of the menu of modern business men and women helps wonderfully
in building up the system for strenuous demands—and keeping it there.
"There's a Reason" for GRAPE-NUTS
Sold by Grocer* everywhere.
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