CYCLECAR AND MOTOR CYCLE NOTES. [BY CELERITER.] THE SIX DAYS' TRIALS: AFTERMATH. PETROL-CUT. The Autocycle Union have once again come in for a good deal of criticism in regard to the conduct of one of its trials. The 1914 Six Days' Trials will probably be long remembered by those who took part in them as the worst on record. The Trials held in 1913 were considered bad enough, so bad in fact that many leading manufac- turers decided to boycott this year's trials on account of the very rough course selected last- year yet the Union officials thought fit to choose even worse roads for this year's event. Those who are familiar with the hills that abound round Sheffield on all sides, even on the second-class roads, can appreciate the tremendous obstacles that were put in the way of the Six Days' com- petitors, when third and even fourth-class roads were selected for the route, let alone when wild moorland tracks were included in the day's run. Those who are not familiar with the stone wall country need only scan the photos in the motoring papers to realise what a road or, rather, a track can be like even in this civilised country of ours. Grindon Hill, on which nearly every com- petitor failed, appears to have been the bete fttlir of the trial, and perhaps it is well that it came on the first day of the six. The question arises as to whether such a hill should be used in any trial. In the first place it shows that the modern motor cycle has got to such a state of perfection that nothing short of such a hill, and many similar ones, will serve to give it anything like a certain test. Secondly, is it wise in the interests of motor cycling to expect machines and rtders to negotiate such hills? The probability is that manufacturers will refuse to support the Six Days in future, and when they cease to do this they will soon cease to support trials altogether, which will be a pity, for the motor cycle is not yet, good as it is, in such a state of perfection that it cannot be further improved by the reliability trials carried out in proper man- ner and over reasonable courses. The net result of the Six Days' Trials is that only some 50 per cent. of those who emtered managed to gain any award the .emainder of the competitors had to retire on account of broken frames, broken forks, damaged crank cases, ruined tyres, broken gears and other accidents. Over ordinary roads such as the ordinary rider would ride such accidents hardly ever happen to the modern machine, and it is doubtful whether constant use over colonial roads would lead to such breakages with the exception of the frames, so that really these breakages teach ue nothing, or at least they do not prove that because one machine got through the trial without any of the above breakages, it is less liable to give trouble on the road in the ordinary way than another make which was not lucky enough to get through-in fact, the list of tho3e who retired contained the names of more machines of one make that did not get through than does the list of these that got through in several in- stances. Probably the greatest lesson of the trial is that the 41 b.p. single cylinder motor cycle And sidecar managed to gain a gold medal and finish with three marks less than the highest marks obtained by any other sidecar machine, none of which were less than 6 b.p. or bad less than three cylinders. It is only fair to say this performance was put up by a James machine. The next lesson—and it points to the same moral-is that the team prize (awarded to the team with the highest aggregate marks) went to the Douglas team, whose machines of 2! h.p. were amongst the smallest in the trial, there being only six smaller machines ert?red. The results, too, seemed to point to another victory for chain drive, for of the 45 machines to gain gold medals, 28 had all chain drive, three bad combined chain and belt and only 14 had all belt drive. Of the remainder which gained awards four bad chain drive, and the rpst with one exception had belt drive. Of the remainder that failed to finish were about equally divided between belt and chain drive. The 2!, h.p. Clyno was the only two- stroke lightweight to gain a gold medal, though the only other two-stroke make repre- sented, the Levis and the Connaught," both obtained awards, the former a bronze and the latter a silver medal. The two Ii h.p. two-strnke Bayton" machines, the Amallest in the trials, managed to hold out until Thursday—the day which caused most retirements—and it is wonderful that they managed to get through the trials with their tiny engines. The P. & M." machines and the Match- less" team, which came in second and third respectively, are both chain driven types, and when one remembers that the Matchless all three had sidecars attached, their per- formance becomes all the more noteworthy. Another lesson which the Trial taught, is that the sidecar outfits which had brakes on the sidecar wheels made a better descent on the hills than those which were not so well equipped. In view of the large number of sidecar outfits of high power now on the road sidecar brakes could be made standard, for besides saving the back tyre of the motor cycle, which is bound to wear out more rapidly if it had to carry all the braking, a sidecar brake would give greater safety and greater comfort and also be of assistance when cornering. According to the official inspection of the machines at the end of the Trials, kick starters appear to have undergone considerable improvement since last year's trials, for nearly all of them appeared to be in proper working order. The cyclecars in point of numbers did just as well as the motor cycles, for 50 per cent of them gained some award. This is really a splendid result and must go a long to con- vince hesitating lightcarists as to the wonder- ful efficiency and hill climbing power of the lightcar of to-day. Those lightcars which completed the course climbed hills and travelled over roads such as the very maddest sidecar driver would never attempt to cover in the ordinary course of events. The 10 h.p. Calthorpe gained the highest number of marks, and succeeded in beating the Morgan," which generally has a walk over in events such as these where hill climbing and rough roads are the prime consideration. The Morgan, however, put up a fine performance by making the fastest time of the day in the speed test on the Doncaster track, beating even the fastest motor cycle. Another Morgan gained a gold medal and the remaining two of the quartette entered were placed hors de combat as the result of accidents which cast no reflection on the machines themselves—one overturned on a corner and the other ran into a wall and damaged the front axle. Taken as a whole the trial should prove to the most sceptical would-be purchaser of either motor cycle or light car that there are many makes to be bad which will take one anywhere without the least fear of failure or breakdown. I THE FALL OF PETROL. A penny a gallon off the price of petrol is not such a mighty sum that the ranks of motorists will be increased by leaps and bounds, but it is a welcome sign that the petrol magnates are at last finding out that it will not do to sqeeze the motorist too hard. Barely 12 months ago when the price of petrol seemed to be ever on the increase, the excuse put forward was that there was a shortage at the oil wells, and a shortage of tank steamers to bring over the scanty supply of petrol that was available, sol sup- pose we shall now hear that a lot of new tank steamers have been put into service and a lot more oil discovered—hence the reduction. I should rather doubt, however, if this is the real reason for the reduction, rather, I should imagine, that the petrol people are beginning to feel the pinch from the competition of benzole and other home- produced spirits that have been and are still being put on to the market. It is only a short time since benzole became known, and a still shorter time since the producers succeeded in getting proper distribution systems to work so that the motorist could always or nearly always depend upon getting a supply, and now that motorists are begin- ning to realise that benzole does not harm their engines or their tanks they are buying this cheaper and more effective spirit in place of petrol. The petrol people have reduced their prices, not because they want the public to pay less for their spirit, but because they want them to come back to them and forget the benzole people. Now this is the time when the motorist must do more than ever to help the benzole man. If he goes back to petrol the price will come no lower, and may in fact go higher again, but if he stands by the benzole people and helps them to build up a strong wall they will probably be able to lower their prices very considerably and ultimately make the petrol man do the same, and in the end the benzole man will probably come out on top, if in the meantime some even cheaper spirit is not found. Anyway, whatever happens, if you are using benzole now, even if it costs you as much as second grade petrol, don't go back to petrol, for if you do you will only be helping the petrol people to fight the benzole people, who have at least helped to bring down the price of petrol and probably prevent it from going up as it might have done if they bad not been with us. Motor cyclists and light car drivers on tour will find a, very useful list of places where benzole may be obtained in every issue of The Motor." The idea that benzole has some chemical action on the petrol tank and on the engine itself is a bogie, but as I am still continually being asked if this is so I am taking this opportunity to state that such an idea is just as far from the facts as it can be.
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I Ledbury Produoe Market. I There was a very good attendance, and a large supply of produce on offer. Butter was in fair supply. Prices :— Butter (wholesale), Is and Is Id „ (retail) Is 2d per lb Eggs (wholesale), 12 for Is. „ (retail), 10 for Is Fowls, 4s to 4s 6d per couple Ducks, 5s per couple Rabbits, 6d each. Potatoes, Id per lb. Cherries, 3d lb Red Currants, lid lb. Gooseberries, Id lb. Raspberries, 6d lb. »
I Ledbury Corn Market. I' The markets are very firm. No English I wheat on otter. Quotations :— Wheat 4s to 4s 7d. Beans, 4s to 4s 3d Peas, none offering. Vetches, none offeiing. Rye, none offering. Oats, 22a to 288 per qr. Flour, firm. Maize, 26a to 28a per qr. f.o.r. Sharpness. Maize, 28s to 30s delivered. English Barley, 28a to 32s. Foreign Barley, 22s to 25s 400 f.o.r. Sharpness. Bran, JES to JE5 10s per ton.
I REDMARLEY. FLOWER Sitow.-The second annual exhibi- tion of the Redmarley and District Horticultural Society will be held in the grounds of the Down House, Redmarley (by kind permission of Sir George Bullough, M.F.H., and Lady Bullough), on August Bank Holiday, Monday, August 3rd, when upwards of 970 will be offered in prizes. There is a fine programme of pony races and sports, and Mr J Dainton's Pierrots, The Wellands will give perform- ances at inteivals, while the Imperial Viennese Military Band has been engaged. The private grounds of the Down House will be open to visitors to the show from 2 to 6.30 p.m. and for dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. Schedules and all information can be obtained from the hon. secretary, Mr T Kirby, School House, Red- marley.
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I FARM WORKERS' REVOLT. 1,500 Notloes Tendered In Hereford- shire. I What the Men are Fighting for. Herefordshire is at this time of the year, says the special representative of the Birmingham Post," literally a land of plenty, overflowing with p bounteous harvest, the richness and variety of which cannot fail to fascinate the eye of the jaded townsman. The fragrance of the hayfields fills the air; the hop harvest sways richly pendant in the light summer breezes, and the mellow fruitfulness of the cornfields patterns the landscape on every hand. Here we have, indeed, the veritable cornucopia, charged with the various offspring of the land, fruit, flowers, and corn." Not for four or five years at least have crops of all kinds promised so well. The wheat yield will probably exceed that of the last two years put together; the grain harvest is the best seen since 1910, and all apparently should be well for those who reap and sow and plough and hoe. But all is not well. The ugly spectre of industrial unrest has penetrated even into these fair pastoral scenes, and there is a possibility, or rather a probability, that in another two weeks' time we shall have the unedifying spectacle of masters and men wrangling over wages and hours and work- ing conditions generally, while the crops are awaiting their ingathering. Tfcfe fact of the matter, of course, is that the agricultural labourer has been seized with the strike fever with which we have long been familiar in the towns. The trade- union idea has taken firm root in this soil, and agents of the Workers' Union are sedulously cultivating it. Right through the centre of Herefordshire there are ramifications of the trade-union organisation; there are, at least, twenty branches, all of which are articulating their demand —it is no longer a request-for a higher standard of living. Only in April last the farm workers sent their delegates to conferences held in Leominster and Ross, and there was formulated a programme upon the main essentials of which masters and men are now at variance. I REDUCED DEMANDS. I The latest development is that, 1,500 labourers' notices to leave woi k in a fort- night's time were presented to the employers on Monday, through the Workers' Union whilst a considerable number of non union men who are in sympathy with the objects of the strike have also intimated their intention of personally notifying their masters of their intention not to work until their lot has been improved. The prospect, however, is not so black as it scorns in fact there are indications that the men's organisa- tion has come to the concluian that it is better not to press too strongly all' their demands upon employers who, in the majority, have a sincere wish to see their employes content, but object firmly to any dictation from a caucus of union officials. For one thing the men's leaders have decided, for the present, at any rate, not to insist on the recognition of the uuion-a point which the farmers are determined not to concede. They are quite willing to deal individually with their workers, when so desired, and they admit that in some cases wages are too low but," they say, let the aggrieved workmen come to us, and we will act in a reasonable manner, without the interference of union officials." And so there is good reason to hope that the threatened strike will not become general ,after all, but will be confined to particular farms. At their conference in April the farm labourers stipulated that geueral workmen should work a fifty-four hours' week in winter, and sixty in the summer mouths. Waggoners asked for a 7t hours' week in winter (including Sunday duties), and a 58 hours' week in summer, w-th a balf-day holiday in the seven days. For shepherds and stockmen 58 hours' work per week was the maximum, and in all cases the ra e of pay was fixed at fourpence rPf hour, with a minimum of £ 1 in the summer and 18s in the winter. There were other demands included, but these do not matter for the moment, inasmuch as the union seems to be concentrating chiefly on the wages question. Even in that regard they will have to go cautiously, for, if the trouble is fought out, there is every probability that the labourers' perquisites--free cottages, cider, and other pequisites together are worth considerably more than Cl per week. which is the minimum asked for by the men's repre- sentatives. It is stated, further, by the farmers that the men have got more than that to lose by a strike. Labour would be in less demand. One farmer who has 120 acres of clover declares that if the strike is persisted in he will not plough an inch of that ground again, and AO many of his present employes would be out of work. The issue of the quarrel, therefore, is dependent on a reasonable spirit of com- promise between masters and men. The masters apparently are. ready to be fair, but in some districts the men are disposed fool- ishly to play with the newly-found weapon of combination. I INTERVIEW WITH MEN'S LEADER. Mr S Box, who is the local secretary in the Hereford district, told me on Monday that there are slightly fewer than 10,000 agricul- tural labourers in the county, and thousands of these—all adults receive cash wages ranging from lis to 15s a week, without any perquisites. Even a casual labourer was paid at the rate of 2s 6d a day. Since the Workers Union bad started to organise the district, many of the best and largest employers of labour bad increased the wages of their men to the extent of from 2s to 4a per week according to the class of workman. Mr Box strongly condemned the system of tied cottages, holding that the labourer would be much more independent and freer to change bis p'ace of employment if the system were commuted for the equivalent cash. One of the largest landowners in the county, be added, purposed taking all his cottages out of the direct control of the farmers on bis estate. The cottages ought to be rented by the owners direct to the men. The men were more determined than their leaders, he said, that there should be an end to indi- vidual bargaining, and he also admitted that in cases were such men were able to arrange satisfactory term* with their employers they would not be called upon to strike so long as they were not called upon to assist black- leg farmers. They were not out against the generous and kind-hearted farmers, but solely against the sweaters." Mr Box explained that the strike-if there was one- would effect hop-pickers as well as the ordinary farm labourers, because the expe- rienced workers were many of them members of the union, and an attempt would be made to gain the sympathy of the unorganised workers who pour into the district from the towns during the season. We do not wish to force a strike," he concluded, and even now that the notices are in we are willing to meet the masters."
[ ACROSS THE TABLE. Considering the enormously influential pari which he played in the polities of his time, it is noteworthy how comparatively few offices of importance Mr. Chamberlain occupied, The Board of Trade, the Local Government Board, and the Colonial Office were the only three departments over which he ever pre- sided, and until he himself by his tenure of the post raised the states of the last-named office in the public estimation none of these had been regarded as offices of the' first importance. What is the quality in a? public- man tha-t leads people to refer to him either by his Christian name, or by a, popular contraction of it, or by an abbreviation of his surname? asks the Manchester Guardian. Thus,, even after he had become Lord Beaconsfield, that illustrious politician was still. known generally as "Dizzy." Lord Randolph- Churchill was Randy." Mr. Healy, not quite so much heard of in these changed, days, is still "Tim-" Mr. Chamberlain was always Joe," and it. is-somewhat curious that the one memo ber of the present Cabinet whose first name is most familiar to the man in. the street is the' son of Mr. Chamberlain's old-time rival. For though ace would have to think over the iden* tity of "Henry Herbert" or even the much- miscailedi "David," everybody knows who, "Winston." is. Perhaps the custom arises from the fact that all these politicians have certain characteristics in common, character- istics which possibly may, without offence, be defined hy, a couple of lines from Henley's well-known sonnet on Stevenson: "A spirit intense and rare, with trace on trace Of pa and impudence, and energy." The lizard case of a golfer,, a, member of a. Cheshire club, is the subject enf a story nvhich has been going the rounds. He is -not a good player, and five times out of six he makes a sad mess of his shot from the first tee, which is under the noses of the loungers in the club-house. Then he looks round and. finds, invariably, that no one eems to have eyes fc.- anyone but himself. The other day he mace the shot of which he has dreamt for years. It was a drive of which any pro- fessional might have been proud. "Ah," said the golfer, "what will they think of that?" Then he looked round, and there was not a' single member on the terrace- With one con- sent they appeared to have gone in for tea. The Snffragists have recently attempted to. reach the ear of the Sovereign over the tele- phone, but any attempt to annoy or insult the King in this way h doomed to failure, the Carpenter" says in the Dally Express. When a caller rings up Buckingham; Palace and asks for the King and Queen, the Palace operator asks, of course, who is speaking. If the caller is able to give the operator a private- password, known only to members of th. Royal Family, he (or she); is put through to the personal writing-room of the King or Queen.. The Suffragists thought it would be sufficient to assume the name of a member of the Royal Family, and told the operator that the Princess Royal was calling; but their trick simply resulted in their being promptly cut off, as it was obvious to the Palace opera- tor that if the Princess Royal had been call- ing her Royal Highness would have given the password at once. "The pastor of the Baptist Tabernacle in Chattanooga asked a tramcar conductor in the congregation to talte op the collection as a taker of collections in church. He started down the centre aisle. There were several children in the first pew, and each put in a .penny. The people in the next pew con- tributed something each. A big, glum fellow sat alone in the third pew. and the conductor passed him the plate. The man shook his head and stuck his hands deep in his pockets. The collector stopped, put up his hand as if to jerk the bell cord, and said,. "Well, you'll' have to get off," A famous K.C. went to a West-End theatre the other afternoon, and when walk- ing out after the performance with two um- brellas under his arm he was asked by an attendant if he knew that he was carrying two umbrellas. His reply was somewhat in- dignant and the attendant became rude. A scene of some warmth ensued, and the K.C. demanded an interview with the manager. The K.C. proved up to the hilt that both um- brellas were his own property, and the out- some of the whole affair, says the Daily Sketch, was that a certain London hospital has received a donation of five guineas from a, certain theatrical manager, and the K.C. has received an ample- and abject apology. Not so many years ago Siberia was looked upon as a place of snow and frost and suffer- ing for exiles. Now a party of enterprising Siberian peasant farmers are visiting this country to study English farming methods. Siberia already sends over here more than one-fifth of the butter consumed in Great Britain, besides enormous quantities of eggs; and cheese. One of the grievances of Suffragists is the inferior legal position occupied by .women as parents. A few days alro fl woman whose husband had, so far as she knew, gone down in the Empress of Ireland applied to the Willesden magistrates for a vn^inat'on ex- emption for her infant son. She y,, in- formed from the bench thnt fl-e o^en-ni.ion order could not be granted unt'l the father's death was legally proved, as the law rl:d not recognise her as the parent of the "hiM. If the law dees not ennbV a ',VOIP'"I to r NK as the parent of her children, co'^rv^nls the Globe, it must be a "hass" of the most asinine type. The following note was received bv a Middlesex teacher from a mother: "1 hive keep Jackie at home because he has cut h:" foot so bad. 0 Sunday he went pndd!e;n« instead of going to Sunday-school, so God paid him out for it." A visitor who had an exalted opinion of his golf ability was extended the courtesy of the club. and the first day he went over the beau- tiful course in the Highlands, accompanied by a bright caddy. He had succeeded in burying his ball in every bunker, gulley, and burn on or near the links, when he turned to the caddy and said Really, this is the most difficult course I have ever played on." Hoo dae ye ken?" asked the caddy, gravely. Ye havna played on it yet." A census may generally- be depended upon to reveal some curious sidelights on how we live, and Vol. X. of the 1911 census is no ex- ception. From it we learn that ladies pursue divers unexpected callings: three are grooms, nine sea-pilots, four bricklayers, one is a rail- way contractor, and one a slaughterer. But of more interest is the evidence of the arrest in the decline of farm workers. Eleven coun- ties showed an increase in their numbers in proportion to the general population. This is attributed partly to the rise of fruit-farming and market-gardening. partly to an increase of corn-growing; but. whatever the reaeon, the fact is highly satisfactory. At a mothers' meeting in Scotland tea had been provided by a lady of title, who was assisting in handing round cakes and pouring out. tea. At one table the following conversa- tion was overheard Heh am wantin' some mair tea." "Ach, ask that wnmman up thon- der." Then, taking her friend's cup to the provider of the feast, she said: "Please, this lady wants some mair tea!" Searching for the nearest office" open on "early closing day," says a Daily Sketch writer, I was confronted by the desired official intimation in a postmaster cheiyiist's window. And it was given in furlongs anJ yards!
I PRACTICAL PRESCRIPTION AGAINST STOMACH ACIDITY. I By a Specialist. Nine-tenths of all cases of stomach trouble nowadays/'says a leading specialist, are caused by too much acid. In the beginning the stomach itself is not diseased, but if this acid condition is allowed to continue, the acid is very likely to eat into the stomach walls and produce stomach ulcer or cancer, either of which may render a radical surgical operation necessary, even to pro- long life. Therefore an acid stomach is really a dangerous condition and should be treated seriously. It is utterly useless totake pepsin and ordinary stomach tablets. The excess acid must be neutralised by the administration of an efficient antacid. For this purpose physicians nearly always recommend taking half a tea- spoonful of bisurated magnesia in a little water after each meal. Larger quantities may be used if necessary, as it is absolutely harmless. But be sure to get the bisurated magnesia, as other forms of magnesia have not the same action in the stomach as the bisitrat(td, vind frequently ql) more barm than good."
[ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.] FAITHFULNESS TO OPPORTUNITIES. A BIBLE STUDY CONDUCTED BY PASTOR RUSSELL. The Leaeon:—Luke xix. 11-27. The Text:—"Well done, thou good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I "will make thee ruler ever many things; enter thou into the joy of tiy Lord."—Matthew xxv. 21. We- are not to confound the Parable of the Pounds with the Parable of th- Talents. They teach totally different lessons. In the case of the talents, the amount given to each of the servants differed. In the case of the pounds, each servant received one pound. This parable, therefore, deals with- some- thing common to all the class referred to. The Lord and his disciples were approach- ing Jerusalem, where he was shortly to be crucified. The disciples supposed on the contrary-, that the Messianic Kingdom would immediately be- established. This parable was intended to inform them that a long time would first ela-pee. The kings of Palestine were appointed by the Roman Emperor. One of the Herods had recently gone to Rome, seeking an ap- pointment to. a kingdom. Some who hated him sent a message to Rome, discrediting him and declaring their preference for another king. Jesus seized upon this cir- eumstance as am illustration of his own case. He was t-he Appointee for the Messianic Kingdom of the world; Tint he would go to Heaven itself, and there the Heavenly Father, the great Overlord or Emperor of the Universe, would invest him with autho- rity. Later, he would return to earth and exercise his dominion. This is exactly the presentation given us prophetically. (Psalm ii. 8.) The Divine regulation is that Messiah, after finishing his work, shall in Heaven, itself make appli- cation for a Kingdom which Divine prophecy has foretold. "Ask of Me, and I will give thee the heathen for thine inheri- tance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. "OCCUPY TILL I COME." During the interim of the Master's absence—in Heaven, waiting for Divine in- vestiture with the government of earth-he haa committed to his disciples, his servants, one pound each. He has left them with full liberty to, use their best judgment in his service.. At his return, all these servants will be reckoned with, and the degree of their zeal and efficiency as servants will be manifested by the results, and the rewards will be proportionate. The parable distinguishes between these consecrated servants of God and the world. It shows that nothing is committed to the masses, and that no judgment, reward, is made in their oases at the Master's return as King. Only to his servants did he give the pounds, and only those servants were held responsible for either reward or punish- ment in respect to their faithfulness. In considering what is signified by the pound, we must keep in memory that as the same amount was given to each, the fulfil- ment must show some blessing or respon- sibility given alike to all God's consecrated people. We can think of but one thing that is given to the Lord's people in exactly the same measure. They have not talents and opportunities alike, but, on the contrary, very unlike-in wealth, mental capacity, en- vironment, etc. None of these varied talents belong to this parable of the pounds. The pound represents justification! The one thing which the Redeemer does for all his followers is to justify them freely from all things. This leaves them on exactly an even footing, for justification makes up to each individual in proportion as he by nature is short of perfection. I "BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH." All who in the present time; become fol- lowers of Christ must receive from the Lord, as a basis for this relationship; the pound- the free forgiveness of sins—justification. Because all are alike qualified' by justifica- tion, the results will show the degree of loving zeal controlling each servant. As one in the parable gained ten pounds, so such noble characters as St. Peter. St. Paul, St. John, and others counted all earthly things as loss and dross, that they might be pleasing to their Master, the coming- King. These, and such as these, who have gladly spent themselves zealously in the Lord's service, are to have the highest rewards, as repre- sented by the Lord's words: "Well done, thou good and faithful servant! Because thou wast faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities." I In the parable another came, reporting a gain of five pounds. He had not done so well as the first, but he had done well. He received his Master's "Well done," but the reward was less -do-minion over five cities. This will mean a less influential place hI) the Messianic Kingdom. Then came a servant saymg: "Lord, here is the pound you gave me I have kept it carefully laid up in a napkin." This servant represents a class that say to the Master: "I endeavoured to maintain my justification. I etadeavoured to live justly and honourably, but I did .not sacrifice myself. I was really afraid to use my privilege; for I realised that you would expect specially good return from the amount you gave me." This servant represents a considerable class, who have entered into a covenant with the Lord to be his servants, who have received, justification at his hands, but who have negleoted to comply with their engage- ments for self-sacrifice in his service. This neglect indicates their unfitneas for a share in the Kingdom. This class is represented in the foolish virgins, who failed to enter into the wedding. "THOSE MINE ENEMIES." After he shall have finished dealing with his own servants at his Second Coming, the glorious Messiah will deal with the world, and especially his enemies. This statement of the parable is borne out by numerous Scriptures. When Je.su8 prayed on the might before his crucifixion, he said: "I pray not for the world, but for them which Thou hast given me for them also which shall believe on me through their word." (John xvii. 9-20.) Thus we see the work of the Gospel Age outlined by our Lord. It is merely for the selection of his servants and the testing and proving of these, with a view to determining which will be found worthy of association with himself in the great Millennial Kingdom. The Second Psalm points out that the Redeemer will not pray for, ask for, the world until, at his Second Advent, he is ready to establish his Kingdom, his Church having first been gathered to glory. Then he will ask for the heathen. By the term heathen (Gentile) is signified all out of fel- lowship with God. "enemies through wicked work.s." The Psalm proceeds to say that Messiah will deal summarily with the heathen. "He will dash them in pieces as a potter's vessel," etc. This, interpreted by other Scriptures, means that the inaugura- tion of Messiah's Kingdom will bring a great "time of trouble," symbolically called fire, or fiery judgments. "He shall be re- vealed in flaming fire, taking vengeance." Everything contrary to the Divine stan- dards of justice will be rudely shaken and eventually fully destroyed. However, the lessons of the "time of trouble" will be salutary, as we read: "When the judgments of the Lord are abroad in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness." These judgments will not in any sense continue upon all throughout the thousand years of Messiah's Kingdom, but will be inflicted only upon those deserving them. Hence the judgments will be especially severe at the beginning. All who learn righteousness will thereby deliver themselves, and as they shall seek to come into harmony with the King of kings and Lord of lords, blessing will be their portion, uplifting them gradually to human perfection.
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WEEKLY MOTOR NOTES. I Ten hours and a quarter to do seventv- three miles over excellent roads This doesn't eouud like 1914 motoring—does it? But the amaaiDg thing did happen and only a fortnight ago. Why ? Wholly on account of an ill-formed car. The car itself was an automobilac delight despite its seven odd years; a car without a knock, creak, or chatter; silent as a spectre, a sportsman's heart's-joy for speed and hill-work. But its master! Reader what can you think of a motorist who bad so little consideration not only for those whom he lured away from a comfortable home, but also for himself, as to make no decent provision against possible tyre mis- haps and the enthusiasm of the misdirecting yokel who knoweth not his left hand from his right ? For it was by both these terrors that the happiness of that day was shat- tered. Four miles out of Tonbridge a back tyre punctured. We got down and looked. Fixed rim broad mudguard well down round the wheel; and security bolts (one bent). The tool box yielded two straight levers of absolete pattern, a rag, two buttons, a chop- bone and a small jack. "I believe there's a spare tube some- where" murmured our bost (?) and a search under a seat brought the poor thing to light. A new and shiny wrapper standing bravely in the spare-bucket, suggested that there was a cover. There was. It must have been the founder of its line. We were cruel to force so aged and so decrepit a thing to work. An hour and a quarter later we dragged our weary bones to the only four square yards of grassy sward in sight and demanded the longest "corpse revivors" our hamper could (luckily) produce. We had done it. Without a fork lever, without a dummy valve, with broken finger nails and chipped hands. we had got that tube and cover, and those security bolts (one bent) on to the wheel. Six miles from Battle that tyre burst with great enthusiasm. Nipped tube of course. We bad lunch, while the A.A. scout biked into Battle and returned with a relief car full of beautiful new covers and tubes and an assortment of levers that would fit any size of tyre Of any kind of car wheel that ever was. I haven't got over the marvel of it yet- the marvel that my friend the owner of this perfectly beautiful car bad never had it fitted with Detachable Rims, bad not pro- vided it with an outfit of tools with which ordinary fitting jobq could be done with reasonable despatch-had not even had the security \> lt-boles plugged, and discorded those devilish impediments to enjoyable motoring in favour of the bolt valve. In the early evening we reached Hastings. Ran about the place a little, and then tried to find the road to Winchelsea and Rye. Of course we had no guide—oui cicerone scorned guides. Oh yes He bad just t screwed his eye-glars. in a bit further and asked questions of the local police, the local nut, the local tram coaductor, the local yokel; generally. And did they know? Did you ever find anybody in any country town who could tell you how. to get to the nest country town ? Well, Hastings "could produce to ua nothing human with which to prove itself an exception to the rule. We finally got landed in a cul-de-sac of;sand and rocks, with pot-- holes two feet deep, called Blackdands-and: then curiously enough our man at the wheel; knew his bearings He had been-there before, if a savage glare and gloomy silence vouch- safed my gentta enquiry to that effect, had? any meanings. I would have enjoyed the story of how he, first found that delicious sylvan spot. However—we got to Rye at 7:10 p.m., and I could tell an adventurous tale of carbide lamps gone wrong and aa" attempt to put them right at Havvkhurst, but will refrain. We reached the Londea. home we have learnt to knre even more than ever, at half past one in the morning, and the following day I sent zny friend a copy of the Michelia Guide audi full particulars of the advantages of detachable rims together with a, price for converting his existing vaheels. Moral. Before you, go a-motoriag cast your eve, round to see that the following are all on board- A spare tyre, complete set of levers, spare inner tube, two gallon tin of petrol, one gallon lubricating 0$, a guide, supply of carbide and a box of matches. Further— before you start her up be quite sure that every part has been gone over and greased, that your lamps are in order, and that every- thing is ship-shape.—For then and then only you may reasonabl y expect to experience the joy of motoring in its intensity. Yours in fair aa d foul weather— I BIBENDUM.