The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, October 05, 1900, Image 10

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(Artillan* Creed l«> r.muintc the
t|,.« Which Were ('uu»plo»ou» til
tin Kvrllily l ife end Mliililrntlon* of
fCnpyrtaht. INA by IX'Uts Klepsch.)
In Ibis trrmun, which Dr. THiniage
Muds from Paris, he huuIjiwk ihe
character cl ihe Savior and urges all
Christians lo (Xerdsa (he Qualities
which were (tmsplruoim in Christ's
earthly life. The text is Unmans vili,
9, Now. if eny .mail -have not the
spirit cl C hrist be is none df bis.’’
There Is nothin* more desirable
than e. pleasant disposition. Without
it we « nnot be happy. When we have
lost our temper or become impatient
under some light < rows, we suddenly
awaken to a new appreciation of prop
er equipoise of nature. We wish we
he,] been born with self balance. Wo
envy those people who bear Ihern
aelves through life without any per
turbation, and we (latter ourselves
that however little self control we
may now have, Ihe lime will come,
under the process of years, when we
will be mellowed and softened and the
Yvrong things which are In ns now will
(hen be all right, forgetful of the fact
that an evil habit in our nature will
grow Into larger proportions and that
an Iniquity not corrected will become
Ihe grandfather of a whole genera
tion of Iniquities. So that people with
out the grace of Cod In the struggle
and amid the annoyances and exas
perations of life are «pl to become
worse Instead ct better.
Now. the trouble »s Ihat we have a
theory abroad In tha world that a
Iliad's i lsposltlon cannot be changed.
A man says, ‘ I am irascible In tem
per, a.nd I can’t help II." Another man
says, ' I *m revengeful naturally, and
I can’t help it." A man aaya, "I am
Impulsive, and I can’t halp It." And
ihe l»lls the truth. No man can correct
his disposition. I never knew a man
by forces of resolution to change bis
temperament, hut hy his grace Ood
can take away that which Is wrong
and put in that which is right, and I
know and you know people who since
their conversion are just the opposite
of what they used to he. In other
words, we may by the spirit of Ood
have the disposition of Jesus Christ
•Implanted In our disposition, and we
must have It done or we will never
see heaven. ' If any man has not the
disposition of Jesus (’hrist, he ia none
of his."
A Spirit « r (imillami.
in Ihe first plate (he spirit of Christ
whs a spirit of gentleness. .Sometimes
he made wrathful utterances against
Pharisees and hypocrites, but the most
of his words were kind and gentle
and loving and Inoffensive and at
traetlve. When we consider the fact
that he was omnipotent and could
have torn to pieces his assailants, Ihe
wonder Is greater. We often bear the
persecution and abuse of the world
because we cannot help il Christ en
dured It when he could have helped II
MUle children who always shy off at
rough man rushed Into his presence
.rnd clambered on him until the peo
ple begged the mothers lo take them
V'way. Invalids sore with wounds Ihat
tthey could not 4>ear to have auy one
come near them begged Christ just to
put 4iis hand upon the wound and
•oothe It. The mother with the sick
est (Mid wav willing to put the little
on** In Christ's arms. Keif righteous
people rushed Into tiis presence with
a woman of debased character and
said, ‘ Now, annihilate her. Hast her,
kill her." Jesus looked at her and saw
she Was sorry and repentant, and he
looked et them, and he saw they were
proud and arrogant end malignant,
and he said, "Get him that is without
sin cait the first stone at her." A
blind man sat by the wayside making
a great to do shout his luck of vision.
They told him to hush up and not
bother the fdaster. Christ stooped lo
hltn end said, ' Whs! wilt ihou that I
do unto thee*" Gentleness of voice,
gentleness of manner, gentleness of
The llfenil i T wyinpMlhy.
My sister had her arm out of joint
and we were In the country, and the
uelghbo's came in. and they were all
sympathetic, and they laid hold of the
arm end pulled and pulled mightily
until the anguish was intolerable, hut
the arm did not go lo its place Then
the old country doctor was seat lor.
and he c aine In ami with once touch
It was all right He knew (list where
to put his finger and iusl llow to time h
the bone We go ouI in Christian woik
with Ini rough a hand cud Phi iinsym
patheth a manner, >1111 we tall in mir
work, while some Christian, in the
gentleness of Christ, jiui* along, pul*
his hand of sympathy op (he sore apni
the lorn ligament* are hi a It'd mil
the dlatnrtied hum. ate (<) dtn <l, t in
lor fn« geiillem *» of Chtial
The dew cf cite sUtiiRMr right will
Miuiopltah nnue g(x*| than (illy
CarihtM-icn ahuiarimu tl<>w import
ant it ta lhai in smtig lurth lo aerve
Christ we hare miiui ihlii« i| his g> n
UrnrM1 la that Ihe »■•*»• Isai mil
shn when n- art <>• tailed* 'I h<
nils la aa rye h r an iye, a Imuh im
n («db. rr'iid i <c itort, *«• pM
h'< 4mh litre him n imp a aa y,«
nnnd*1 After awhi't t o I *.h up tali
lbs lac s « f I «ud Ml le u »» < lot krn
llrittu and yen Mr, Will wow. I
sruat (*■* il'trtiilh ‘ hew ■ ac p*i«r»i
bgarlatys ''Nw. tvW h>!• f owe s#n
my la • 1 (Whs* Vw slit tretef |«I
bln* (a n to war agt<g Ohu>4t»<- bln.
gnd |h»n (e* hot 1 1 a . | 'j ,,
lbs gec#l*»a»aa < I f b‘g lot t a • v '(
bwca an/ dm* city w is 4* *i<d i<i
acerbity or hypercritlclsm? About
forty-five >ears ago the Presbyterian
church was split into the new school
and the old school. The chasm got
wider and wider. The most outrage
ous personalities were indulged In.
Good tnen on one side anathematized
good men on the other side. Wider
and wider the chasm got. until after a
while some good people tried another
tack, and they began to explain away
the difficulties, and soon all the differ
ences were healed, and at Pittsburg
they shook hands and are now to be
one forever.
How to l.nv* tt»H Father.
Did you ever know a drunkard re
claimed by mimicry of his staggering
steps, his thick tongue or his hic
cough-’ No You only madden his
brain. But you go to him and let
him know you appreciate what an aw
tul struggle he has with the evil huhlt,
and you let him know that you have
been acquainted with people who were
down in the same depths who by the
grace of God have been rescued. He
hears your voice, he responds to that
sympathy, and he Is saved. You can
not scold the world Into anything bet
ter You may attract it into some
(hlng better. The stormiest wind
comes out from its hiding place and
says. "I will arouse this sea.” And it
blows upon the sea. Half of the sea
is aroused or a fourth of the sea is
aroused, yet not the entire Atlantic,
But after awhile the moon comes out
calm and placid. It shines upon the
sea, and the ocean begins to lift. It
embraces all the highlands; the beach
Is all covered. The heart throb of one
world beating against the heart throb
of another world. The storm could
not rouse the whole Atlantic, the
moon lifted It. “And !," said Christ,
“if I be lifted up will draw all men
unto me.”
Clothing Our Mikoilucn.
What is self-sacrifice? it is my
walking a long Journey to save you
from fatigue. It is my lifting a great
number of pounds to save you from
the awful strain. It is a subtraction
from my comfort and prosperity so
that there may be an addition to your
comfort and prosperity. How much of
that have we? Micht not I rather
say. “How little have we?" Two chil
dren—brother and sister—were pass
ing down the road. They were both
very destitute. The lad had hardly
any garments at all. His sister had a
coat that she had outgrown It was
a very cold day. She said. “Johnny,
come under this coat.” “Oh, no," he
said, “the coat Isn't large enough!"
“Oh," she said. “It will stretch.” He
comes under the coat, but the coat
would not stretch. So she took off the
coat and put it on him Self-sacrifice
pure and simple. Christ taking off hts
robe to clothe our nakedness. Self
sacrifice. 1 have not any of It, nor
have you compared with that. The
sacrifice of the Son of God.
Christ walked to Kmmaus. Christ
walked from Capernaum to Bethany,
Christ walked from Jerusalem to Gol
gotha How far have you and I walk
ed for Christ? His head aehea, his
heart ached, his hack ached. How
much have we ached for Christ?
Thu Nh-iI of Humility.
How much of that humility have
we' If we get a few more dollars
than other people or gain a little high
er position, oh. how we strut! We go
around wanting everybody to know
their place, and say, Is not this great
Babylon that 1 have built for the hon
or of my kingdom and by the might
of my strength?' Who has anything
of the humility of Christ’
The disposition of Christ was also
the spirit of prayer Prayer on the
mountains, prayer on the sea, prayer
among 'he sick, prayer everywhere.
Prayer for little children: “Father, I
thank- thee that thou hast hidden
these things from the wise and pru
dent and revealed them unto babes.”
Prayer for h!a friends: “Father, I
will that they be with me where I
am " Prayer for hie enemies: “Fath
er, I forgive them; they know not
wbat they do.” Prayer for all na
tions “Thy kingdom come.” How
little of that, spirit you and I have.
How soon our knees get tired. Where
i is the vial full of odors which are the
prayers of ail the saints? Which of
us can keep our mind ten minutes on
i prayer without wandering’’ Not
you. not I. Oh. that we might have
the spirit of prayer which was the
spirit of Christ. We want more prayer
in the family, more prayer in the
church, more prayer m the legislative
hall, more prayer among the sick.more
prayer among the aged, more prayer
among the young The great advam e
ment of the church la to lie in that
direction y«t
The Spirit of llsril Wurk.
Th« spirit of Christ, i remark
Iv. was a spirit of bard work. Nut
one Ua> moment in all his life.
Whether h* was talking to the fisher
men in 'he bes k or pre*ckiug to the
sailors on the dock or adni'nlstering
| fo the rustic* a*utiit the mountains or
1 sp»n ling an evening in Bethany, al
| ways iiusy fur others With hands
j heart, h'-tt I busy fur others Hewing
in the Nasareth carpenter shop, t**<*h
i mg Ike lams how to walk without
I emit has. curing the , hild'e fits, pro
i vi ling ration* fur the hungry host
Ituay busy, imsy' Iks hardy men
who pulled the net out of the a**a
hliod with ttimndering treasures, th«
shepherd* who hunted uti grassi pligs
! for Unit U s ha lo nibble at. the ship
wrights pounding swat In the dry*
| h* he th* wiiyeiuahei« of Kugedi dip
' I* ig 'he Jgivs* lrout the vat and poor*
1 lag them into th- goatskins were not
name nuay than I'kt ai Bony busy
for skua From Ike moment he
i went mt of the arnvanaary of Beth
I i«h««n lo the m«i*»nt wham the - rate#
1 < plunged rolo the *>n het on the Muael)
mount, buay for others I lows 'kat re
i mind Its of yourself* Hun that IS
mind you of myself? If we lift a
burden, it must be light If we do
work, It must be popular. If we sit
In the pew, it must be soft. If wo
move In a sphere of must
be brilliant. If we have to take hold
of a load, give us the light epd of the
log. In tutfc way to heaven fan us,
rock us, sing us to sleep. Lift us up
toward heaven on the tips of your fin
gers under a silken sunshade. Stand
out of the way, all you martyrs who
breasted the fire! Stand out of the
way and let this colony of tender foot
ed modern Christians come up and get
their crown.-;!
What has your Lord done to you,
O Christian, that you should betray
him? Who gave you so much riches
that you can afford to despise the
awards of tho faithful? At this mo
ment, when all the armies or heaven
and earth and hell are plunging into
the conflict, "now can you desert the
standard? Oh. backslidden Christian,
Is it not time for you to start anew
for God and anew for heaven?
liooil Work of (he Newfoundland De
partment of rialierle*.
The Newfoundland department of
marine and fisheries is now operated
very much on the same lines as the
Canadian, though, of course, on a much
smaller scale. It was first organized as
a ‘ fisheries commission" lu 1H90,
previous to which date there was no
public department specially charged
with the supervision of the fisheries.
The last annual report of the depart
ment contains some information which
may Interest your readers. Regard
ing the artificial propagation of lob
sters the report states that In the past
from 300,000,000 to 400,000,000 lob
sters were annually hatched and
planted in the waters, at a yearly cost
of $1,100. If only a small percentage
of these survive to reach maturity the
results cannot fall to prove beneficial
in sustaining the stock of lobsters lu
the waters, and thus counteracting the
effects of such heavy drafts as are
now made, year after year. 1 may
explain that this propagation is car
ried on by means of floating Incuba
tors, the invention of Mr. Nielson.
Two hundred and fifty of these Incu
bators aro occupied by fifty men
around the shores of the great bays.
There Is no other country where the
artificial propagation of this valuable
crustacean 1b carried on upon such
an extensive scale—not excepting the
United States or Norway. It Is well
known that In nearly every lobster
producing country this favorite crus
tacean is threatened with extermina
tion. The quantity secured each year
is lessening and the price advancing.
Newfoundland, I regret to say, is no
exception to the decline in the lobster
fishery. The export each year is les
sening, though the number of hands
employed in taking It has doubled.
The size, too. Is diminishing in most
districts. The report states the ex
port for 1898-'9 as 56,156 cases, value.
$565,000. In the previous year the ex
port was 61.951 cases; value, $619.51(1
The department Is using the most
vigorous measures to arrest the de
cline; but the due enforcement of the
rule.s In regard to the size of lotrsters
taken and the spaces between the
laths In the traps la very difficult. The
department has recently prohibited
fall Ashing—a wise measure which
already seems to be attended with
good results and meets general ap
proval both among fishermen and
packers. The report (dates that there
Is "a marked improvem *nt in the
iqode of packing and a much better
article than formerly Is produced,
though there Is still great room for
improvement."—Montreal Gazette.
Odd Little sheet Which Chronicle*
Town's Happening*.
One of the mcmt interesting curiosi
ties that has come down from the new
gold fields Is a copy of the Nome Dally
News. This publication, which con
sists of four pages, with four short
columns on each page, sells for 25
cents a copy. The Sunday Herald, if
sold column for column at the sumo
rate, would cost about 19.25 a copy,
instead of 5 cents. The Nome news
paper has arrangements for regular
subscribers, and it is furnished to
them at the rate of $35 a year. Ac
cording to this odd publlcatlou. the
new gold mining town of Alaska is
busying Itself with the small matters
which usually engrott* young comni'i
nitie* The additions or alterations
ueiug made in local buildings art
. chronicled, and announcement is made
that all of the watches, chronometers,
and clocks about the town, whh h have
been running by "mm time taken last
December, have been found to be an
hour slow and have been brought up
to date. All lines of Industry aie rep
resented In the advertising column*
of the Nome paper, hut no class of
business men dea« rtb« their warm
more prominently or attro lively than
the sakwiUkeeper* The Invat t'pait v
saloon, the firotto, (he ih>r« shoe, the
Hold belt, the l*toneer and ihe RI4n
rado. all use the News' advertising col
uurn* to Milk-U patron vg. Physician*
law yets and survey. *r« aU<> make their
prewu.x knogrn through the ad vet *
mg rotunma of this -»4*i little daily
New Turk Herald
lu V*Mlf•■»«(« I wype'
Cupper may be ama gams'rd th*t
is coated with mercury hy pkn lug It
when perfectly .lean m m-tallk nor
i «*ry vi In a salt of the met it Clean*,
the cwptMM hy rtgslgg m awl* lye
rinae in funning water and dtp In di
lute hv-trm hkirh* or sulphur . alt
and then plunge igto a ve**»t . oa'act
lag n*n sty or a ewluti-.n of h hot da
of mercury a hen the . upper will h*
i c«at"d with the got* fc silver
| A Ufa Time of SutTnrtug Endured for
No Other Purpotr Than to Merve the
End* of Ignorant Pride—Terrible I’aln
I* Endured.
The cruel fashion of binding the
feet has a strong hold upon Chinese
women. The Instrument used is a
small roll of firm cotton webbing
about two and one-half inches wide,
uays Leslie's Weekly. This webbing
must have no Htretch or give to it. and
is woven especially for such use. The
process is usually begun when the
girls have reached the age of six or
seven years, though in some cases
Bound Kept of a Chinese Woman,
Compared With an American Wo
man's Hhoes and an Ordinary Tea
where a particularly dainty pair of
‘‘golden lilies," as the Chinese call
these poor deformities, is desired, the
binding is begun as early as the third
or fourth year.
The foot is taken and all the toes
except the great toe bent under the
instep, which is thus forced up. When
this has continued for some time aud
the foot has become quite pointed In
shape and the Instep considerably
arched, the binding is extended and
the heel and toes drawn together, thus
preventing the growth of the foot in
length. In the style of binding in
North China greater pains are taken to
preserve the pointed effect, while in
southern Chins the shortness of the
foot Is so much desired that the point
ed effect is almost lost und the feet
become mere stumps.
The excruciating pain endured by
Chinese girls In the process of foot
binding is impossible to describe. Ta
ken young, while the feet are growing,
they are bound and wrapped so tightly
with the webbing that circulation is
almost entirely cut off, and the band
age ia left on just as long as possible,
often for weeks, for It is a saying
that every dressing of the feet loses a
mite of daintiness. But the worst of
it is that the torture is drawn out
through a life time, for the binding
ran never cease. The seams ami As
sures caused in the feet by their dls- j
lortlon becomes sore, and often gan
grene sets in and carries off the s.uf
ferer. In order to prevent this it is
custouiacy to powder ttie feet with
saltpetre while binding them, thus lit
erally putting them in pickle to pre
serve them. The result of this bind
ing is that all the weight of the body
in standing is thrown on the heel and
the foot loses the power to balance
the body. A small-footed woman can
not stand still, but, like one on stilts,
she must constantly be stepping back
ward or forward to keep her balance.
Coin Disappears.
Her*- is a new and pretty trick,
which is said to have originated in
Germany: It consists in causing a coin
placed under a wineglass, the whole
covered with a paper cone, to disap
pear and return as often as desired,
lake a wineglass, and. having placed
a little mucilage ail around its edge,
turn it over on a sheet of white paper,
and w hen dry cut away the paper close
to the glass. Stand the glass mouth
downward on a sheet of paper similar
to that covering the mouth of the
glass, make a paper cone to lit over
the glass, and you are ready to aston
ish your friends. Borrow a penny and
lay it on the large sheet of paper by
the side of the winegless, cover the
glass with the paper cone, and place
tile whole over I he coin. Command
'he penny to disappear, and on remov
ing the cone it will appear to have
obeyed your command, as the paper
over the mouth of the gla*s effectually
conceal* it To cause it to reappear,
you replace the cone and carry away
the g'ass under it,
Kansas Mumrn In I vbleni v.
Kansas women continue to keep iu
evidence. One of theme ran a state
I convention the other dav ami com
j pelted the nomination of her i audidate
| for the supreme bench Another, the
wife of the mayor and banker In her
town, runs the beau hotel in the state
so It t* called. It is a collage but lit
tie larger than the ordinary. It I*
beautifully furnished and ahe superin
lends the i-ooking slid the serving The
table Is said by traveler* to e«c*l any
thing of the kind iu the *«ai, ,md she
1 Is gatiiag rich on hai own account
; Her Uuahaud haa nothing to do with
i the affair lie dines there like any
other man
SI I ,4a I »•<*** Iron V S* !** **•«*!
‘I ha Itetgiaiva gre re Job mg aver the
I rssjs- of Hlptdo, the youth eho at
teiuptra tv sUMitWe the f'nuca of
Wabw It* pu**raateat - made no ef
fort to sasjMte the perann of ittpijn
though tha tee gave It ih* power is
tgwwfvwtwte >he culprit until b* should
attain the age «*l twenty one A fen
aWer winded people among whom ere
some smmeni lurlete dept-re* thee*
| rirvretnstnaee* end are heartily
sahanvesl ml the ent boat sera uI the pno
pie who i heated and feted dlpd-i When
I he awe nut nf court
Horn i get of at I-on* So para tod Couplf
with No Element of Scandal.
At St. Paul recently occurred the
marriage. In the office of the court
commissioner, of (ieorge H. Cutler of
Skykomish county. Washington, and
Anna C. Cutler of Oklahoma. Thirteen
years ago to a day before the solemni
zation of this marriage the parties to
it were first made mail and wife. F*r
several years they lived happily to
gether and their union was blessed
with two bright looking boys, who
were named Martin and Charles. Some
time after, however, things began to
go backward for the happy family.
Cutler was unable to get any work.
They owned a little farm of 160 acres
at Enid, Ok., on which they lived. Fin
ally he went to Montana to seek work
and got a Job at railroading and things
began to look brighter. While In Mon
tana he met a gentleman from Boston
who was going to Klondike and want
ed some sturdy western man to go
with him. Mr. Cutler, who Is a strong
built mmi. six feet in height, accepted
the offer. He accordingly sent his
wife $400 and told her he was going
That was in July, 1897, when the
Klondike craze was llrst on, and they
succeeded in getting the last boat out
of Seattle for the gold country.
That was the last heard of him by his
wife for a long time. Finally the lit
tie family on tin* farm in Oklahoma
began to get In hard circumstnn es
and wire In danger of losing the little
tract of land. As a last resort the
faithful wife went to the judge in their
little town and told him about it. He
asked her If she had heard from
George in the last six months and if
he had sent her any money. She told
the Judge that she had not and so he
told her lie would grant her a divorce
and that by getting this divorce she
could save the land. She didn't like
to do it. but as a last resort she dually
consented. All this time Mr. (hitler
was in Klondike and was striking
some rich claims, one of them, which
netted him and his partner from Bos
ton $08,000 last year. This spring he
started for home and arrived at Seat
tle on June 29 lust oil the steamer Gar
rone. He immediately telegraphed his
divorced wife to meet him at Omaha,
Neb., with the little boys, which she
did. They came from there direct to
St. Paul and were married as above
The medieval warrior, with his coat
of mail, his helmet and lanee, would
cut a sorry figure today on the modern
battlefield, wiiere the Mauser bullet
sings Its song of death and deadly
shells decimate companies at a timp.
In his day, the medieval warrior knew
his business well, however, and though
weighted down with the body protec
tion he carried was capable of wedd
ing heavy weapons and accomplish lug
remarkable feats. To cleave an enemy
in two was an accomplishment, some
The accompanying illustration
shows a helmet, such as was worn in
medieval times. It is of the reign of
Richard II. of Knglnnd. The visor of
the helmet lifts upward on a hinge
and its position tnay he further regu
lated by the screw which slips in the
groove above it. The holes along the
lower edge were for the purpose of se
curing the chain armor that covered
the neck of the wearer.
Vljrairrr of the Iforaeielifce.
In days gone by there was a little
fishing village of the name of Mavl
soun. near Nairn, where the natives
were thought to be foolish folk. One
rtuy one of the Inhabitants found an
old horseshoe on the shore, and. as
they had never seen such a thing be
fore. no one knew what It was. Some
one suggested that It was the new
^mooii, but he oldest and wisest flsher
i iViu declined that if that were so, it
1 wonVI be In the sky. He had ions
• wondered, however, what became «.f
| ihe old moons and he thought after
this discovery the mystery was solved
that lifter the old moons were clone
I with they fell to ihe earth ami horse
• shoe was ok of them
W«I|«I»V uUir * Uniit I
laird Wolaelev. commander in chief
of the llntioh army la particular about
appearing in nnifnim when going
about tilth ally, and t* ail o(tl< era
'o appeal nluctlisrly attired Hit arrlv
mg at a certain town to Inspect the
■ rcwipa a dinner party was given In hb>
honor lo whi'h 'be icrt|.-»ra were in
vited One of the iilthera Inquired if
he waa lo dreae * ’in ofRcer or a
gentleman Hr w untried to iliau
•a an off ei whatever else he might
tea h»MW Hellccaata* BSS
I i*e delta* d«eitbwewi«ra and ib*
j dubcmiin Valley railroad* were suit
i wader th» Hammer r«*Mitly and were
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fur M tidp cmiu aw b the former ruaa
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OCT. 7. LUKE 14: 1-14.
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Holden Text: Whosoever Lxalteth Him
self shall be Abased: and He That
Humhletli Himself Shall be Kialtnl,—
Luke 14: 11.
1. "As (rather ‘after') be went Into the
house of one of the thief Pharisees.”
"This may denote that he was of high of
ficial position, but probably includes some
official distinction, hs that he was chief j
of the synagogue, or member of the local *
Sanhedrim.”—Andrews. "To eat bread
on the Sabbath day.” "Salibath banquet
ing was common, and became proverbial
for luxury.”— Int, frit. Com. "That they
watched him.” R. V., "were watching,”
“were engaged In watching/'
2. “There was a certain man before
him.” Sump thought the Introduction of
the sick man was a scheme of the Phari
see to see If Jesus would heal him on the
Suhhath. and thus test his oplnbjis and
actions In regard to the Snbhaih, and
possibly his power of healing.
3. "And Jesus answering." The thought
of their hearts, or the whispered ques
tion of what Jesus would do. No wonder
that Jesus asked them, "Is It lawful to
heal on the Halibuth day?"
4 “And they held their peace.” This
was not bees use ihey did not believe it
to be unlawful, for Jesus had before been
accused of breaking the 8abba!h by heal
ing a man (Luke S: 7; 13: 14: Mali. 12:
10). They wauled Jesus to give his own
decision and then they could llnd fault
with It. They may have wanted to see
Jesus heal the man. even If he broke the
law. "Anil ho look him.” Perhaps to
show that i he healing came from him,
perhaps as a medium of the healing pow
er. “And healed him.” Showing t be
opinion of Jesus as to healing on the Hut^T
bath. It was lawful to do good on the'
Subbath days (Mark 3: 4).
5. "An ass or an ox fallen Into a pit,"
ete. Jesus knew that even their narrow
Interpretation of the Sabbath law allowed
them to do thus on the Sabbath.
* "And they could nol answer." For
the question was unanswerable. If they
would save an ox or an ass from his
'"/uuir mi tin n.iiiuatn, I>\ Mliu rr.imm iji
common sense could they say It was wick
ed to stive a man from his affliction?
T. "('hose out (were choosing) the chief
rooms.” Heals; the best and most hon
orable places at the table. This was go
ing on before his eyes. The pretensions
and conceit of the Jewish doctors of the
law had been fora long period Intolerable,
8. "When thou art bidden ... to ft
wedding.” A marriage feast. This Is
chosen because at a wedding feast there
is more formality, a greater variety of I
guests, and more attention paid to their '
• nk. "Hit not down in the highest room."
The place highest In honor, the chief seat
"A more honorable man." Who would
have a right to the place you have chos
8. “Thou Iwgln with shame.” Begin am -
phaslaeti the reluctance of tills movement.
"To take the lowest room" (place). "Hlncu
the oilier Intervening places are alt as
signed."- Vincent Thus the self-exalted
guest had to take a much lower place (
than he would otherwise have received
la. "Hit down in the lowest room (place):
"that,” that, of results, rather than of
purpose. "There Is no recommendation
of 'the pride which apes humility' going
to a low place in order to he promoted.”—
Int. frit. com. “Friend go up higher,1’
The one who chose the highest place did
bo according to his own estimate of Ids
worth, and thus culled attention to tils
conceit rather than to Ids worth. But
the one who takes the lowest sent lets
others make known his worth, so that,
h" lui "worship” (rcveienee. honor, icy
sped) "in tin- presence of them that sits
at meat" with Mm
11. "For whosoever exaltetli himself."
Christ now stabs tile great principle Il
lustrated by Ids parable. It touches the
earth, but reaches heaven. Humility is
best for earth, and It "Is the passport to
promotion in the kingdom of Uod."
12. "Hold he also to him 'hat hade him "
That remarks of Jesus to the host were
suggested hj the feast to which Jesus
ind Ills dlsrlpkx hail been invited. "Call
(invite) not thy friends," etc. This Is
not a prohibition of any gathering of
friends and relatives: for Jesus was then
present at xueh t gathering. "And a
recompense lie made thee." By a return
Inltatlon, by the social advantages gained
by the enjoyment and benefit of sodul
int* rcourse.
13. "But when thou tnakest n feast, call
tile poor.” etc. Those who are in need;
those you call for their good nnd not your
own. Compare l’latli's Fhaedrus, 233.
14. "And thou shall be blessed." You
have the blessing of a virtuous deed, of
having done good to those who need It: of
adding to the happiness of the world; of
partaking of the spirit of the saints and
ang'-ls In heaven. "Recoinpermed at the
resurrection of the lust.” The first resur
rection. spoken of Ih Rov. 20: I, S.
Washington Church Kixlsk CIcikIs.
"The story that a Washington worn
an sent notices to the ministers or
the capita! of the opening of her sum
mer home with the request that they
be read from the pulpit, may he a
libel, although I have beeu told that
it is a fact." said a min who has been
in Washington for several months,
"but I’ll tell you what I have seen
there—men and women carrying ko
daks into the pews on Sunday. No.
not to take a snapshot of the minis- <
ter. but the Washington fiend stops
on his wav to church to make shots
and after the service he lingers on
his way horn*’ to do likewise. There
Is no other place in the country
where the kodak fiend is so insatiate
as he is in the capital." V
The World's Oldest Newspaper.
No list of newspaper curiosities
would he complete that did not include
the Kia-Pau of Pekin. Like most
things In the celestial kingdom, It Is
easily first In point of antiquity, for If
has iteen published continuously for
over I two ve«rs If tiegan as a month
ly, became a weekly in Idkl and since
the tteginning of the century has been
s dally It is now quite up to date,
publishing three edition* a day, amt to
safeguard the purchaser, each edition
t* printed on different colored paper
the first being yellow, the aevonJ
white and the last gray
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