The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, April 16, 1897, Image 5

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I-r»ni I be Kollowhn Tert: **1 Kstiort,
Therefore, Thai. Klr»t of All. Nn|>|ill
n»Cions. Prayers, Infereetsion ami Olv
Ing of Thank*.'’ I Tim.. 8:4.
■■ KT which Ix>n
n h to England,
rta to France,
rlln to Germany,
>me to Italy,
enna to Austria,
Petersburg to
issia, Washing*
a Is to the Unit
States republic.
ie people who
live here see more
of the chief men of the nation than
any who Iiv“ anywhere else between
the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. If a
senator, or member of the house of
representatives, or Supreme Court Jus
tice, or secretary of the cabinet, or
representative of foreign nuUon eiterr,
a public assembly In any other city,
his coming and going are remarked
upon, and unusual deference Is pultl
to him. In this capital there are so
man/ political chieftains In our
churches, our streets, our halls, that
their coming and going make no ex
citement. The Swiss seldom look up
to the Matterhorn, or Jungfrau, or Mt,
Hlanc, because those people are used
me Alps. Ho w* at this I'apltul are
so aci iistomeil to walk among moun
tains of official and political eminence
that they are not to us a great novelty.
Morning, noon and night we meet the
giant*. But there Is no place on earth
where the Importance of the Pauline
M. Injunction to prayer for those in em
! inent place ought to he better appre
ciated. At this time, when our pub
lic men have before them the rescue
of our national treasury from appalling
deficits, and the Cuban question, and
the Arbitration question, and In many
departments men are taking Important
position* which are to them new and
untried, 1 would like to quote my text
with a whole tonnage of emphasis -
words written by the sacred mission
ary to the young theologian Timothy:
' 1 exhort, therefore, that, first of all,
supplication, prayers, intercessions and
giving of thanks be made for all men;
for kings, and for all that are in au
If I have the tlni<* and do not forget
some of them before I get through, I
will give you four or five reasons why
the people of the United States ought
to make earnest and continuous prayer
for those In eminent place.
First, because that will put us In
proper attitude toward the successful
men of the nation. After you have
prayed for a man yon will do him Jus
tice. There is a bad streak in human
nature that demands us to assail those
that are more successful than our
selves. It shows itself In boyhood,
when the lads, all running to get their
ride on the hack of a carriage, at id one
(-■••ts on, those falling to get on shout
to the driver, "Cut behind!” Unsuc
cessful men seldom like those who in
any department are successful. The
try is, "He is a political accident,” or
"He bought his way up,” or “It 'Just
happened so.” and there is an impa
tient waiting for him to come down
more rapidly than he went up. The
best cure for such cynicism is prayer.
After we have risen from our knees we
will be wishing the official good in
stead of evil. We will be hoping for
him benediction rather than maledic
tion. If he makes a mistake we will
call it a mistake instead of malfeas
ance in office. And, oh! how much
1_1-V— __till. a
"ismiig one evil
is diabolic, but wishing one good is
saintly, is angelic, is God-like. When
the Lord drops a man into depths be
yond which there is no* lower depth
he allows him to be put on an investi
gating commiltee with the one hope of
finding something wrong. jn general
assemblies of the Presbyterian Church
In conferences of the Methodist Church!
in conventions of the Episcopal Church
in House of Representatives, and in
Senate of I’nlted States there are men
always glad to be appointed on the
Committee af Malodors,while there are
those who are glad to be put on the
Committee of Eulogiuma. After you
have prayed in the words of my text,
for all that are in authority, you will
say, ‘ Brethren, Gentlemen, Mr. Chair
man. excuse me from nerving on the
Committer of Malodura. for last night,
lust before 1 prayed fur those In cm!
a* nt position. I read thst chapter In
Corinthians about charity which
I'hopeth all things" and "ibtnketb no
A* 11.” The Committee of Malodors Is
wp important committee, hut 1 here
au» declare that those are incompe
Apat for Ha work who have, not In
ggirlt ot conventionality, but In spirit
"learnest importunity, prayed fur
rie in high pueitlou I cannot help
but I do like a St Bernard hotter
Ip an a bloodhound, and I would rather
L* a butnmteg bird among bogey such*
409 lhag g 1 row sauupigg upwu g*.d
19f> eases. '
knottier reeaon why we should pray
lor tk ar lg otglgegl plgve la hevautar
they hate much multiplied perp>xl
iim mis city et this lime holds nun
strode of meg who are etpevtast «d
yrelviMegt sad t Sited Ml den guUi
Pag* aa sever taka* are Bid of spplt*
tot inii lot n* mu I bar* ao *i m
M|ihy silk either Ike altered or pin
•d si>««t at akai ate tailed <*•«■•
teekere 1 It I had SM4 attend f*«
,e|i-d eppotgisteel aa Minister
g.*t*ni«a>» Bom the IH*’ *« • «t
iteeteg as every minster el lh# t|e
eat h*s end I had at sr te k t fast*
it# lor whom t wished «* w*-'"' *
tyr sltaowd. these le e** igyti io a hews
n'ti r • e.wiid *o.n*i **h ih»
state or United States government.
Those governments are the piomptest
in their payments, paying Just as well
fn hard times as in good times, and
during summer vacation as during wln
l ter work. Beside that, many of us
j have been (laying taxes to city, anil
1 state, and nation, for years, and while
we are indebted for the protection of
government, the government Is indebt
ed to us for the honest support we I
have rendered it. So 1 wish success j
to all earnest and competent men who
appeal to city or slate or nation for I
a place to work. But how many men j
in high place in oily, and state, and J
nation, are at their wits' etui to know ,
what to do, when for some places there
are ten applicants and for others a
hundred! Perplexities arise from the
fact that citizens sign petitions with
out reference to the qualifications of
the applicant for tli" places applied
for. You sign the application because
the applicant Is your friend. People
sometimes want that, for which they
have no qualification, as we hear pen- j
pie sing "I want to lie an angel,” when
they offer the poorest material possi
ble for angelhood Boors waiting to
be sent to foreign palaces as ambassa
dors, and men without any business
qualification wanting to t>e consuls to
foreign ports, and illiterates, capable
in one letter of wrecking all Ihe laws
of orthography and syntax, desiring
to be put Into positions where most of
the work Is done by correspondence, j
iIf divine help is needed In any place j
In the vorld it Is in those places where
patronage Is distributed. In years
gone by awful mistakes have been
made. Only God, who made the world
out of chaos, could, out of the crowd
ed pigeon-holes of public men, (level
op symmetrical results. For this rea
son pray Almighty God for all those
Id authority.
Then there are the vaster perplexi
ties of our relations with foreign gov
ernments. For directions in such af
fairs the God of Nations should be
Imnl/it'o/l Tim domuti <1 of (ho ihbiIiIp
is sometimes so heated, so unwise,
that it must not he heeded. Hark to
the boom Of that gun which sends from
the American steamer San Jacinto a
shot across the bow of the British
merchant steamer Trent, November 8,
1861. Two distinguished southerners,
with their secretaries and famlles, are
on the way to Kngland and France to
officially enlist them for the southern
confederacy. After much protest, the
commissioners, who had embarked for
Kngland and France, surrendered, and
were taken to Fort Warren, near Bos
Uon. The capture was a plain invasion
of the laws of nations, and antagonistic
to a principle for the establishment of
Which the United States government
had fought in other days. However,
to great was the excitement that the
secretary of the United States navy
wrote an applauditory letter to Captain
Wilkes, commander of the San Jacinto
for his "prompt and decisive action,"
and the House of Representatives
passed a resolution of thanks for
"brave, adroit and patriotic: conduct,"
and the millions of the north went
wild with enthusiasm, and all the news
papers and churches Joined iti the huz
za. Kngland and France protested, the
former demanding that unless the
distinguished prisoners should be sur
rendered and apology made for insult
to the British flag within ten days.
Lord Lyons must return to London,
taking all the archives of the British
legation. War with England and
France seemed inevitable, and war
with England and France at that time
would have made a restored American
nation impossible for a long while, if
not forever. Then (Joel came to the
uf.arMio and he Inert the nretrtrien* anti
his secretary of state. Against the al
most unanimous sentiment of the peo
ple of the north the distinguished con
federates were surrendered, the law of
nations was kept inviolate, the Lion's
paw was not lifted to strike the Ea
gle's beak, and perhaps the worst dis
aster of centuries was avoided.
• »•••»
You see there are always |n places
of authority unbalanced men who want
war, because they do not realize what
war is. or they are designing men. who
want war for the same reason that
wreckers like hurricanes, and founder
ing ships, because of what may tloat
ashore from the ruins. You Bee that
men who start wars never themselves
gel hurt. They make the speeches and
others make the self-sacrifices. No- J
lice that all those who instigated our
civil war never as a consequence got
so much as a splinter under the
thumb-nail, and thev all diet) peace
fully in 'heir beds. I had two friends
as thorough friends as eld men ran
be to a young man Wendell Phillips
and Hubert Toombs. They were not
timing those who expected anything
advantageous from the strife, but look .
their fusiliuns cunsciruiloualy. They
both had as much to do with the start- j
| Ing of the war between the north and j
the south u any other two wen A }
j million brave northern and southern !
1 dead were pul in the grave trenches,
but Uh- two lliitsirioua and hontst men 1
I have toenIluitrd were In good health
long after ibe ending of thing* at 4p !
issuiuu and If tnoae wag advocated [
meganrea rmentiy that would have
• brought on w *r between eur country i
and if pain or tfngtnnd or fur key. had
been n'«f»otiii ut bringing on the
a bid* sole murder they themselves
I bop* they wtlf be te reiebiste the
I within in. iast
«l a fur hey lb!* i
> Ik** fc A i
| **U ought to la wrrv fay pi* n»
authority Is our only way of being of
any practical service to them. Our
personal advice would be to them, for
the most part, an impertinence. They
have al! the f;n ts ns we cannot have
th«m. and they see the subject In all
its liearings, and tve can be of no help
to them except through the supplica
tion that our text advises. In that
way we may be <ni1nite reinforcement.
Tile mightiest thing you can do for
a man Is to pray for him. If the old
Bible he true, and if it Is not true it
has been the only imposition that ever
blessed the world, turning barbarism
Into civilization and tyrannies into re
public*. 1 sa> if the old Bible be true,
God answers prayer. You may get a
letter, and through forgetfulness or
lack of time not answer it. but God
never got* a genuine letter that he
does not make reply. Every genuine
prayer to a child's letter to hie Heav
enly Father, and he will answer it;
end l hough you may get many letter*(
from your child before you respond,
some day yon say: "There! 1 have re
ceived ten letters from my daughter,
and I will answer them all now and at
erne, and though not In jus! the wuy
she hopes for, I will do it in the best
way. ami : hough she asked me for a
sheet of music. I will not gite it to
her, for I do not like the music spoken
of; but I will send her a deed to a
house and lot, to he hers forever." So
God does not in all cases answer in
the way those who sent the prayer
hoped for, but lie in all cases gives
what is asked for or something better.
Ho prayer* went tip from the North
and the South at the time of our civil
war and they were all answered at
Gettysburg. You cannot make me be
lieve that God answered only the
Northern prayers, for there were Juui
as devout prayers answered south of
Mason and Dixon’s line as north of it.
and God gave wliut. was asked for, or
something as much more valuable, as
a house and lot. are worth more than
a sheet of music. There Is not a good
and intelligent man between the Gulf
of Mexico and the St. laiwrenre river,
who dot* not believe that God did the
best thing possible when he stood this
nation down In 18«5 a glorious unity,
never to be rent until the watera of
the Ohio and the Savannah, the Hud
son and the Vlabanta, are licked up by
the long, red tongues of a worid on
Are, Yea! God sometimes answers
prayer* on a large scale. In worse
predicament nation never was than
ih,. niiuh icitlnn on the hanks of
the lied Sea, the rattling shields and
the clattering hoofs of an overwhelm
ing host close after them. An army
could Just as easily wade through the
Atlantic Ocean, from New York to
Liverpool, as the Israelites could have
waded through the Red Sea. You need
to sail on Its waters to realize how big
It is How was the crossing effected?
Hy prayer. Exodus 14, 15: "And the
Lord said unto Moses. Wherefore
criest. thou unto me? Speak unto the
children of Israel, that they go for
ward.” That Is. "Stop praying and
take the answer.” And then the wa
ters began to be agitated and swung
this way and that, way, and the ripple
became a billow, and the billow
climbed other billows, and now they
rise Into walls of sapphire, and in
visible trowels mason them Into firm
ness, and the walls become like moun
tains, topped and turreted and domed
with crags of crystal, and God throws
an Invisible chain around the feet of
those mountains, so that they are
obliged to stand still, and there, right
before the Israelltish army, is a turn
pike road, with all thrt emerald gates
swung wide open. The passing host
did not even get their feet wot. They
passed dry-shod, the bottom of the sea
as hard as the pavement of Pennsyl
vania avenue, or New York's Broad
way. or Jyondon’s Strand. Oh! What
a God they had! or, I think I will
change that and say, "What a God we
* * «
The prayer that the great expound
er wrote to be put In the corner-stone
at the extension of the Capitol, 1 ejac
ulate as our own supplication: "God
..... .. the I fni(<»l vjiutoc nf Amnrli-i ' ''
only adding the words with which
Robert South wasrSpt to dose his .ser
mons, whether delivered before the
ecu11 at Christ Church Chapel, or in
Westminster Abbey, at anniversary of
restoration of Charles the II., or on
the death of Oliver Cromwell amid the
worst tempest that ever swept over
Ragland: "To God be rendered and as
cribed, as is most due, all praise,
might, majesty anil dominion, both
now and forever. Amen.”
lOluml WMImSI l‘ra|H>«t»g.
Hew women, outside of royalties,
ever popped the question" to a man,
and perhaps only one has had the ex
perience of being rejected |»> a man
without having proposed to him. There
was one. and the Mon I,. A. Tolls*
iidi he lella the story In hla Tersoual
Memoir of Ih-ujastin Jawett," master
«>f Maillol oxford The muster's per
sonality • as potent and penetrating,
and good women felt its (aacinnUun.
Va undergraduate was ill at luilloi anti his slater, .on. lug to Ox
ford to nurse him was invited by Or
Juwett to stay at kta kou*e like re*
reived from him Ike martial kladnrsa
and attention. ajx4 »fc«m braving said
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SOCIETY exists In
Holland for the
purpose of reforest-'
Ing waste places.
The sand dunes re
ceive a good deal of
attention. John Gif
ford. a resident of
Amsterdam. Hol
land, writes In Oar
den and Forest as
The Dutch dunes are similar to
those of New Jersey, and unless the
soil Is covered It Is shifted by wind
and wave. More than 4,000 acres of
land In the neighborhood of the town
nf Bergen Is owned by the government.
This Is very much like the dune laad
near Avelon, on the Jersey shore.
There are residences surrounded by
large trees In the lee of the Dutch
liiacs. but everything has been plant
ed, even the famous forest between the
Hague and Schevingen, the Atlantic
Rity of Holland, and It will cost the
government at least 200,000 gulden to
plant Its dune lands In forest. Many
private holders In this region are not
In favor of this work, some preferring
to see It In Its unproductive slate,
mainly for hunting purposes. The
principal game, however. Is rabbits,
und their extermination has been de
creed because they are very destruct
ive. Thirty years ago experiments
were begun by the famous geologist
Staring for the planting of Ihe dunes,
Imt the work was frowned upon and
discontinued; the trees which he
planted still remain. In Ihe eastern
»nd southern parts of Holland there
are vast stretches of rolling heath
lands, a continuation of the Euneberg
er lietde In Hanover, which stretches
through Schleswig-Holstein and Den
mark to near the Zuydcr Zee In Hol
land, The soli Is sand and gravel,
tn.iniv rlaclal drift. In which may be
ieen Irregular lee-worn pieces of rock
from the Scandinavian peninsula,
rhere are reasons for believing
hat at one time this region was
partly forested. The names of
places in old Dutch often mean
forest or wood, and Mr. J. «.
Sehober, the pioneer of heath plant
ing in Holland, found part of the
trunk of a large oak buried deep in
the ground in his plantation at Hcho
venhorst. A few sheep can live upon
the scanty herbage, and as soon as a
little humus forms on the surface It
ift removed by the peasants to mix
with manure. The beating force of
winds and rains has compacted and
leached the surface soil. I/>w heather
and crisp lichens cover the ground,
reminding one of the sterile fields in
•outhern New Jersey. It Is even more
barren than the fire-swept plains of
f)ccan county, in that slate. With
work, this whole heath can he re
■falmed. The huge experiment which
Mr. Scbober has had the patience and
patriotism to begin proves that trees
will grow there. A careful working
and a little enrichment of the soil are
all that are needed at first. When Mr.
Schober began his plantation at 1’ut
ten, 40 years ago, it was all a desert
heath. Conifers from all parts of the
world are growing there luxuriantly,
and, although his experiments will not
be complete for years to come, they
show, at least, that a great variety of
conifers will grow on the heath lands
of Holland, and that certain species
are, of course, much better adapted to
the soil and climate than others. Many
tests must be made before conclusions
as to the very best varieties are war
ranted. Mr. Schober has planted also
iHiK** qimmiurn ui owun-u i'***1-.
which he receives a revenue. This
wood Is cut and carefully sorted, and
the poles are shipped to the Belgian
mines. What surprised me most on
this remarkable plantation w’as to aee
species from the Rocky Mountains and
the Atlas Mountains thriving in theae
heathlands. The most beautiful trees
lu this large pinetum. as I saw them,
were Abies nobllis and Cedrus Atlan
tic's. A great deal of private planting
ha* been done in Holland with very
little encouragement from the govern
ment. In tlie southern part there are
large areas in Scotch pine and coppice
oak. The willow hue been planted in
immense quantities along the l<ek, the
Rhine, the Maas and Waal. In lb*
sandy heath regions much of the soil
has been Improved by planting one of
the lupine*. I.upiuus luteus, a beautiful
plant, which may be useful in Amer
ica as a green niauure, atnre It eeerne
to flourish on very sandy soil. The
American locust, Roblnia paeudaracia,
la a favorite tie* here, since It grows
well on poor soils, and it ia quit* the
tisuiai to plant It nlong railroad em
bankments. It i* al»o a favorlta shade
ire* In many Usrman eltlea. and, when
properly trimmed. It has few equate
for the purpose. Our wild cherry,
Pruaua eerntiaa, also seena to ibrtvo
on the heath lists
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much of this little germ, when every
thing we know of it goes to show that
we have had It always with us, and
with plenty of food, some lime, and the
soil of the Held, we ran cultivate It by
uncountable myriads in an old fash
ioned compost heap? Truly, It might
be a money making business to culti
vate this germ In this easy way and sell
a big heap of compost at a dollar and
a quarter a small bottleful, which will
only supply one acre. I think of the
last compost heap I made. It was In
New Jersey. There were three hundred
loade of half-dried swamp muck, as
many loads of stable manure, and
enough air slacked lime to whiten It
all through. It was the departing
point of my use of artificial fertilisers,
of which 1 had become Independent
after three years' liberal uso of them.
This big compost heap, spread over 20
acres of land, gave me great crops,
and enabled me nearly to double my
stock >f cows, and so Increase my
manure heaps another year. It took a
winter's work to make this heap of
manure; but can It he doubted that
this way of making manure Is precisely
the same as that of the chemists who
are selling little bottles of It for five
quarter dollars? There were the ma
terials for breeding these nitrogen
germs, of which I had abundance; for
Sir J. B. I .awes, with whom I was In
correspondence at the time on this sub
ject, wrote me that my poor Handy
land had undoubtedly more than a
thousand pounds of nitrogen to the
acre. But It wanted rousing up. and
this big compost heap certainly did
do the needed rousing. I often think
of this and study out Us results and
wide applications, and feel sure that
thin way of inoculating the soil, to
which my father Introduced me many
years ago, Is precisely whut we want
now. Make the winter's work one of
gathering the materials so easy to he
got .for cultivating this invaluable germ
ourselves, and do not send to Germany
for little bottles filled with them at the
price mentioned.
Honey Farming,
The honey trade In this country has
grown to great proportions, for honey
has ceased to be a luxury, says the
New York Tribune. “It forms part of
the grocer’s stork In the smallest ham
let and bakere and candy makers and
patent medicine men use It by the'
hogshead. There are several firms In
this city who regard an order of $1,000,
$1,500 or $2,000 worth Just as a dry
goods merchant looks on an order for
fifty yards of muslin. New York, Bos
i nml f'l. Inn no a I Jin nines n f I hft
trade In this country, and l^ondon rules
the world. The supply Is steady, /or
If there Is a shortage In one part of
the country or the world, another part
Is sure to make It up. There Is no use
In attempting to make an estimate of
the value of the crop, but It will go
well Into the millions. It Is known
that there are 30,000 beekeepers In the
Fnltrd States, and many who are un
known. Honey comes from all parts
of the country, but California and the
northern states supply the greater
part. The southern states do not fur
nish as much ns would be expected,
partly because people are not paying
attention to the work, and partly be
cause bees are not cared for as well as
at the north. The honey which the
southern slates do send Is different
from that of the other states; the
product of Florida Is considered the
best, but that is only as a cheaper
Itraiu* In Hit* Poultry Yard.
Not long ago, says an exchange, an
hour was spent with a farmer who,
witling to work, is not yet able to see
the returns for his labors says Michi
gan Fruit Grower. Years of experi
ence should have fitted him for suc
cess as a poultry keeper, because he
likes the business, yet the neglect of a
few fundamental steps prevents him
from realizing. His hen-houses gave
no evidence of a thorough sweeping for
months: the grain is fed In heaps,
where the hens and chicks can gorge
themselves. There 1ms been no sep
aration of the flock, and liberal feeding
has made the hens overfat. The grain
has all been thrashed, at a cost of S to
8 cents per tyushel. though the bens
would do better If they had the work
to do themselves. There was no evi
dence of n winter supply of grit and
gravel and no sign of a bone mill or
block where fresh bones could be
crushed. If that flock pays the ex
pense bill for the next five months, It
will do well, yet It was as good a
flock of hens and pullets as one would
ask for. It la the neglect of these lit
tle things which, taken singly, may
not count for much, but collectively
lury Brine mr <|nv«uuu iui mr muu
ami not In his favor.
Heeding t'lover.-- As the seed of Al
elke clover Is only hnlf the slse of com
mon red clover, from four to live
pounds per acre Is nearly ss good ns
nine or ten pounds usually sown >f red
clover. Hut It Is batter to put on n
little heavier seeding than this, as the
Alsihe Hover, perhaps because of Its
small seed. Is more likely to be de
stroyer! before the plant gets Arm hold
of the soil It does not pay to seed
light with any hind of Haver, nar yet
with grass The space not occupied
by the valuable crap will not ba vacant,
for wood seeds ate always ready for
just such opportunities. Mammoth ot
pea vise Hover, as It Is aftsa called
has a slightly smaller teed thaa the
medium red clover Hut It grows so
strongly that a lees amount of oeed of
the mammoth slaver will give a seed
in, rtoae rue ugh la esHude every iking
j slse II 'here »*♦» «>•••'•*» I' sullli
, ih seeding many *»••** “* ***da would
1 be MSS uwmeteu* thaa they rye Ms
The lean hod tabs* in the market
sad ms duea tfce twt Hag The etty
bull ‘ters trny tfcetw Is a great dldereasa
ig i teals among tketr vttatamsrw
la a *>ge ta.rt la hew b.,g. *ae
I man dose netktag but keep Ike stable
! iteaa Tba Irwppiwgs gre out allowed
t* tegogib her Ass miAuig*
Golden Text: *‘Thei» Hath God Granted!
fhe Gentile* Repentant * I'ntn l.lfe**
Arts 11-IM The Growth of the
Church of .lesn* I'lirUt. *
1«J have for to-day*#
le*«on Acts U: 10-2*.
Time, a l» 4<»-44. -
Probab's the Go»
pef wa- preached
to the Gentile* at
An* i<> h .4l»owt th«
natiie tine* that it
was so plainly stal
ed by IVt#*r to Cor
nelius at Cae**rea.
Hamah** wax sent
from Jerusalem to
Antioch pm hap* a»
earl1, a* Hot 42 A.D.
\Ve know that th*»
fa trine mentioned In verse 2H, a* the * loan
of the passage selected for our study,
wal ut It* worst in A. I) 4* Martial a*
weut to Tarsus for Haul perhaps in 42.
and he. with Ftarnabas. rea died Jerusa
lem about the time of tin* paxsover In ths
spring of A. I). 44. Place The city of
Antioch, the metropolis of Homan Syria,
enthroned like a queen of beauty on the
verge of the blue Mediterranean It#
emTiaiit lug groves were the abodes of lust
and Its half million Inhabitants were
abandoned to sin, whh*h some of them
put filed as a business, some m a pleas
ure, and. strange to say nearly all* ar w
religion 'Hie Preachers To Antioch
came a little company of tiellavei* In Je
mu*. who had fled ftum Jerusalem hccaun*
of Mix persecution by Haul of Tarsus. At
first they dlxcloMed their troMUh of sal
vation only In a Jewish synagogue hut,
having btcatbed the broad spirit of Hteph
en, they soon told the story of the cross
to Gentiles. God's Hplrlt attended the
preaching of the word, and many soul#
were saved. Around these unnamed
preachers, the unconscious founder* of a
world-wide Christianity grew up a
church where the distinct ions of Jew and
Gentile were for the time being forgotten.
It is u strange story; how the mother
I Church at Jerusalem was startled by in#
news of this innovation, how the liberal
minded Flarnahns wax s**ni to Antioch to
direc t the new movement, how the work
so grew upon this good man * hands that
before long he realised the need of a help
er; how out of all the believer* he selected
that very Haul whose persecution had
been the rruuns of sending the first
preachers to Antioch how »he llttlr hand
labored until the meeting pla< * In fUrwroci
street was thronged how the growing
faith was baptized with a new name and
how from this Church were first sent II b
eral gifts to saints In need. and the that
stream of missionary effort went forth to
convert tin world.
The full text of to-day -* le-son follows!
10 Now they which were scattered abroad
upon the per seen t Ion that arose about
.Stephen traveled as fat as Phenlce. and
Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word
to none hut unto flu* Jews only 2b And
some of them were men of Cyprus and
Cyrene, which, when they ware corne to
Antioch, spake unto tlu* Grecians, preach
ing the Lord Jesus. 21 And the hand or
the I xml was with them, and a great
number believed, and turned unto too
Lord. 22 Then tidings of these thing#
came unto the ears of the church which
. I.. fs.i t h
Barnabas. that ho should go »*< far as
Antioch. 23 Who, when he came, and had
seen the fare of God. was glad and ex
horted them all. that with purpose or
heart they would cleave unto th«* Lord.
21 For he was a good man, and full of the
Holy Ghost and of faith: and much peo
ple was added unto the Lord 25 Then
departed Larnahas to Tarsus, for to seek
Haul: 23 Antioch: who. when he WO*
come, and had seen the grace of God,
was glad, and he exhorted them all, that,
with purpose of heart they would cleave
unto the Lord. 21 for he was a good man,
and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith;
and much people.
To-day's lesson should also Include I
t 'or/12-20.
12. If Christ he preached that he ro*«
from the dead, how say some among you
that there is no resurrect Ion -In every
center of the ancient world Paul ami
other consecrated men wer*- proclaiming,
with uimpuiled enthusiasm and power,
a new creed and a new personal experi
ence. which In blessed result.* far outdid
all the religions men had ev^r heard of.
Hut the very gist of this creed I he very
basis of this experience, was that a liv
ing man, who while on *-arth secured Ine
salvation of his fellow-men. now sits on
the throne In heaven, earing personally
l or all hi* follow ers—d I vine in his power
human in his sympathy. 13. If there be
no resurrection of the dead, then Is < brlst
not rlsen-'The same truth turned around.
Christ died lo raise us from the dead to
eternal life. But If he hart not pow*r to
raise himself he cannot raise us. But If
the resurrection be an Impossibility hh
some of you teach—them of court**4, he
had not power to raise himself. If you
deny either you must deny both. 14. But
see where such a denial will bring you:
Our preaching \alti. and your faith Is
also vain-Destroy the resurrection, and
you have destroyed Christianity from
root, to topmost bough. If you cannot be
sure of any of the (fospe! story you must
h*a\e out all that relates to the resurrec
tion of our Lord; you cannot be sure of
any Christian doctrine if you must deny
i he • resurrection of the Just." All < hrfs
Han hopes group themselves about this
precious trutit: It is the foundation of our
faith. If*. We are found false witnesses
of God -The twelve were * eyewitnesses
of the resurrection of Christ, which had
oceurred only twenty-!lv» years before
this epistle was written. Paul heard of
it not tlien from them merely, but by di
rect revelation. Hut if it was false,
then altogether were false wit nesses--the
basest "frauds'’ that ever lived. 1«. This
verse Is the repetition of verse 13. 1«.
Ye are yet In vour sins- Your pardon de
pend* on Christ s atonement. Hut If he
does not ever live ubove for you to in
tercede " the atonement story i» a fiction,
and your faith hi vain that I* good for
nothing. 1*. "Ibath end* all if there Is
ito resurrection, there are no hoavwnly
• harpers harping on their harps. for
ever glorifying Him who brought them
up from the grave. Id. If hi this life only
we have hois* In Christ, we are of all
men most miserable, because w« are of
all men most deluded We are sa«rlnc
imt e\ cry thing for nothing "one main
.itrinft or ri*ni union “*
I mmI* put. It. !■ *«»••*• f» A iiothrahl*
s.r.r, h«cau** of thr rmnhallt' aaaortlpn
of i hr tli.t ;lau*r, ami hot ana* of tho
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0. 0tul I'laimr til t'hrtat ha* U- . ntr th*
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