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EHE SUNDAY SCHOOL.
LES?ON V, riRST QUARTER, INTF.R
NATIONAL SERIES, JAN. 29.
T"Al if tlw l.vftNim, Joliii III, 1-15.
MlMIHir.V VTm'M, II, in tiflltllMI Tol
' John III, Ml CoiimicMitiiry l'ro:irril
li- Him, II. iM. Slt'iiriiH.
ICoitjrln'it, IJino, lij Atwrlian Pros Awnlatlon.
If we lnkt I lie lnut koiiIoiim' of (.'Imp
tcr II cind tilt' ilr.il HHiti'iicu of rhiiptoi
111 fnnn (lio i-pvlHcd version wo rend,
fllv IIIniHclf knew what w.mh In mini;
now, there wan 11 1111111," thus lir-lnglug
ti('foi( in IIiIh Nlcoilonius iin ii Hiuniik
man represent Iiik a very lnrne elnss of
well to do, moral, i-oIIkIoiih, dovout
men. ln are found In all clmrelies an
tnci ilici'H In good Hluiiillni?, hut in lliu
alglr of lllm who rends the heart, and
before whom as their JihIko they must
anient', laehlug the one essential to tit
tlioin for the kluploin viz, the birth
from above (verse !l, margin). Thu
Bnbsetjuent history of N'leodemiis would
Indicate that his eyes had been opened
and that he became a true child oi
Klcodemus knew and acknowledged
Jesus to be a teacher come from (Sod
and that (iort was with lllm, but such
knowledge could not save him. And
yet that Is more than some of Ills pro
fcfsfleri friends, who think they arc
euvod, know or acknowledge today,
count lug lllm to be Ignorant of man;
thlnga which they think they know bet
ter than He did. Notwithstanding all
that so called wise and learned men
eay and teach, we must accept thu
opening statements of John concerning'
lllm that Ho was God, that He mndi
all things, that lie made the world,
that lie Is the only revealer of God tho
Father (.John I, I, 3, 10, IS).
Tho Lord Jesus seemed not to notice
what Klcodemus said; but, reading 1iIh
benrt and seeing his real need, Ha
said, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, I
except a man be born again margin,
"from above" he cnntiot see the king
dom of God." This Is the second oi
the twenty-Ilvo double "verllys" or
"aniens" of this gospel, and the next
two are found in verses 5 and 11. We
bave In all these sayings the most
abundant possible testimony to the im
portance of the truths enunciated, tho
first referring to the kingdom and glory
and the next to the only way to sou
Nlcodcinus, being only a natural man,
although so very religious, could not
understand this new birth, for the nat
ural man recelvcth not the tilings of
tho Spirit of God, because they aro
foolishness unto him (1 Cor. 11, 14),
and he therefore asks what seems like
a very foolish question. Not many
"people consider that the foolish ques
tions they often ask concerning splr
ftaul things may indicate that they are
only natural people, not born again,
pot spiritual. The natural birth by
which all come Into this world can onlj
produce natural people, for "that which
3 born of the flesh is flesh."
When our Lord replied to Nlcodcinus'
first question He said, "Except a man
be born of water and of the Spirit ha
cannot enter into the kingdom of God."
.What does this signify and Just how
to this new birth accomplished? .las.
J, 18, suys, "Of Ills own will begat Ha
us with the word of truth." I Pot. II,
23, says, "Being born again by the
word of God." But our Lord said we
must be "born of water." Now turn
to Eph. v, 20, and read, "That He
night sanctify and cleanse It with the.
waBhlug of water by the word." Al
though this refers to an experience
which follows the new birth, yet it
tells us that water Is a symbol of the
iwrord and that "born of water" meaua
"born of the word," as James and Pe
tar plainly state. But our Lord said,
"Born of water and of the Spirit" Now
turn to John vl, 03, and read, "The
words that I speak unto you aro Spirit
and ore life." And Is It not conclusive
that the new birth Is accomplished by
the word of God and the Spirit of God7
And by this means God docs all Ills
:work. In Gen. 1, 2, 3, the Spirit of God
moved, and God said, and tho work
was done. "By the word of the Lord
.were the heavens made, and all tho
host of them by the breath or Spirit
of His mouth" (Ps. xxxlll, 0).
Only by the word of God in the pow
er of the Spirit of God can we know
anything of the things of God, but un
Jam we meekly receive the testimony
f God we cannot know the things of
God. Not only was Jesus a teacher
sent by God, as Nlcodemus confessed
rarse 2), but He came down from
heaven, and, though visibly on earth,
Ha was at the same time In heaven
(rave 13). If this sounds foolish to
any consider what wo have already
arrltten. To understand more fully let
a mo with our Lord to the wilderness
atory of Num. xxl, 40. The people
4M not like God's way nor God'B pro
.vision, so they Bpake against Him, and
the Lord sent fiery Berpenta among
them, which bit them, and many died.
Tta answer to Moses' prayer he was in
structed to put upon a pole, bo that all
night see It, a brass likeness of that
which had bitten tho people, and every
bitten one who looked upon the ser
pent of brass lived.
That old serpent, the devil, has bit
ten the whole race of mankind and In
stilled his poison of unbelief into us,
bringing upon us death and the curse,
and man cannot provldo a remedy.
itit the serpent upon the pole wij,j,osf:
Bin, that w'deli lira bitten us nailed to
the cross, and when the helpless, dying
Dinner sees .Ictus Christ made a sin
offering for him on Calvary and looks
bollevlngly upon lllm Instantly he llvci
or Is born from above. See John III,
Kl; II Cor. v, 21; Gal. Ill, 13; John I. 12,
and learn the secret of the new birth,
but nolo also verso 18 of our lesson
chapter and learn that we are elthet
not condemned (If born again) or con
WHEN THE FOG
ICopyrlKlil, 1001. by Richard 11. Shclton.
It was not until the tender began
to bob about in lively fashion that .Me
Cusker would admit to himself the
truth of tho suspicion which for the
past half hour had been momentarily
growing uiion lilm. Yet he dared not
stop rowing lost the- girl should sus
pect the truth. He. shut his teeth html
as he bent over tho oars.
The gray, dreary mist which had
ship, down like a pnll seemed growing
more dense, and by this he knew that
darkness was coming on. .Somehow In
the fog he had missed the yachts at
the moorings, and now the mot Ion of
the tender as she slid over the long In
coming swells told him they were well
out In the bay.
It was a serious predicament. The
fog gave no sign of lifting, and, with
darkness coming on, the chances of
upending a night In the open boat were
somewhat more than McCusker cared
"Sorry, Miss Carey, but we've over
allot the mark and pulled past the
yachts In the fog. Hard a port, please.
We'll make them In a trice."
The girl smiled as she brought the
"I wonder you can get your bearings
at all la this wretched fog," she said.
Something in her tone made McCus
ker look up quickly.
"And I have my own suspicions ns
to our present plight. Honestly, now,
do you know where we are?"
"Oh, there's not the slightest dan
cer," McCusker began reassuringly.
"So wo are not lost, then," she said
lightly. "This Is great fun."
McCusker looked at her with undis
"Yes," said he; "we're really lost.
And, by George, It makes it a lot eas
ier to have some one along you can
tell the truth to without sending her
"The worst-tell It all!" tho girl de
manded. "Well," said he, "we're out in the
bav somewhere. Hint's ovlriotir. ntul
heaven only knows where wo can find '
the yachts. Wo may drift round all
night, but not If I can help it," he end
ed, with determination.
lie put his hands to his mouth and
shouted again and again at the top of .
his voice, but got no answer.
"Humph!" he commented. "Just as
I thought. Nothing to do but pull for
it. It's rather uncertain, but It's better J
than drifting anyway." t
He took up the oars, and the tender
shot ahead under his powerful strokes.
There was no sound save the creaking
of the oars In their oarlocks and the
wash of the boat as she rode over the
Darkness was fast coming on. The
mist walls which hemmed them In
changed from ghastly white to dull
gray. McCusker could scarcely make
out the face of the girl In the stern
sheets. Then slowly the gray deep
ened into black, and night was upon
them. Every few minutes the man
ccaRed rowing and shouted through
the mist, but the sound of his volco
seemed to die out In hollow emptiness.
'-'Here's a fix!" he Bald nt length.
"We don't seem to be getting any
where. Are you cold?"
"Not a bit," she said cheerfully.
"You'd best stop rowing and trust to
the tide. It must be making In now.
You're tiring yourself out and all to no
"Look here," said he, "we simply
must find the yachts."
"Impossibilities admit of no 'musts,' "
he observed philosophically.
"I know," ho said, "but the whole
future hangs on it. If we drift round
all night you see that Is"
"Oh," she said quickly, "you'd better
row, I think."
There wus a hint of coldness In her
voice. McCusker dug tho oars savage
ly into the water.
"I'm afraid you don't understand,"
he said finally.
The girl said nothing.
"It's this way," he said desperately,
"if If we drift round all night you'll
think when I ask you to marry me, as
I've been trying to get up tho courage
to do for weeks, that I'm prompted to
do so by a sense of obligation. It will
be no such thing, but you'll think so,
Just the satno. Therefore I want to
make the yachts and prove to you I
would have asked you anyway."
The girl was silent. McCusker fan
cied ho heard a low chucklo from tho
vicinity of tho atern sheets, but pro
tracted listening on his part failed to
He pulled away with all his might.
Presently ho noticed that the tender
no longer rose and fell. They were In
tho quiet waters of tho harbor. Ho
couldJUaws elwuted for Joy.,,.. He .bent
In a watch chain that adds nothing
to the chain's Iook3 or the quality of
Its workmanship ? The outer sur
face of hnrc gold and all the details
cf workmanship and finish are
Identically the same in
and in the costly gold ones.
For Sale by
Jewelers & Opticians,
J Do you know t lint it will pay OU. as
woliasUR. to buy your MulldingiMii
k terhil and Goal at ouryiirlr Not only
that our prices awhamk lower, or ut
least, as low. as thoo of our compotit-
i ors. hut iikcal'sf wn lake especial euro
of and protect all tau be classed as
It B (J ULA 11 CUSTOMERS.
I .KIl,JI.ltJ1fcMI. .
PL ATT cfr FREES CO.
,Trv --"..-. tr'
overlfie'oars wllfi ii now energy born
Out of the fog there suddenly ap
peared a light. There was a shock of
collision that nearly threw them from
"We've found tho yachts," said Mc
Cusker laconically, and then to a volco
that balled them from the dark: "I
Bay, whore's the Vesta, old man? Sec
ond boat to starboard? Thanks!"
A few moments later they stood on
the Vesta's deck, Tom Patterson and
Mrs. Patterson and the rest of the par
ty clamoring for an account of their
"The women folks have boon Just
wild. Mac," said Patterson, "but I
thought you'd turn up all right. You're
a lucky sort of a chap."
McCusker laughed. Then he looked
straight at Miss Carey.
"Am IV" ho asked.
"I I can't dispute Tom," she said,
r The' Art o( KntliiK.
Eating Is the first thing we learn to
do and the last thing we learn to do
right. Some never learn it at all and
end their lives and their happiness
through the neglect. As It consumes
much of our time and must always
do so it is a duty to make it an ade
quate source of pleasure. It Is some
thing which all may appreciate, and so
has uwich to do -with democratizing
pleasure. As long as pleasure is con
fined to the higher to music, litera
ture or contemplation It must be lim
ited and be tho privilege of a few who
can have the required culture. It Is
Important to secure enjoyments which
all men may have and not depreciate
the capacity of the poor or low. That
there may be much happiness It must
be In the many, and these can have
only a simple happiness. The good
things of life must be found in the
common acts in the elementary things
which are necessary to life itself or
which every one will occasionally
have. To disparage "physical" enjoy
mentsthough all enjoyments are such
is to try to limit enjoyment to the
rich or the educated. Boston Cooking
BleeplBK In Charcb.
"Some men preach," said Sydney
Smith, "as if they thought sin is to
be taken out of a man as Eve was
taken out of Adam, by casting him
into n profound slumber." So at any
rate thought not South, who, preach
ing one day at Whitehall, observed
King Charles II. and several of his
attendants asleep. Stooping down,
he cried out to one of the delinquents,
"My lord, I am sorry to Interrupt you,
but if you snore so loud you will wake
tho king." His majesty thereupon
awoke and, turning to his neighbor, re
marked with his accustomed good na
ture: "This man rnuBt be made a bish
op. Remind me on the next vacancy."
Latimer speaks of a woman who suf
fered from insomnia, and who, all
soporifics having failed, was taken to
the church of St Thomas of Acres,
when she fell at once Into a refreshing
lumber. London Mall.
Mnwm Slm of Old Alt.
A man may know that he is ap
proaching old age when he ceases to
struggle to be among the first to leavt
a railroad car when he is in no particu
lar hurry. Philadelphia Ledger.
BUSLD3MG WBATE&BAL, ETC.
Red Cloud, - Nebraska.
IN THE CITY
Is Now a Fact. Get a
or buy eomo of the boat wboat
lands on tho continent, and bo
coino a producer.
Tho BVenup y Ifltl of wheat
thin year will be ubotit SO
tiimheln to the Mere. Tho oat
and barley crop will uleo yield
nbundiintly. Splendid cllmuto,
frood hcIiooIb nml cburchoe, excel
ont marketing f ucllRlen.
Apply for Information to Super
W. V. BENNETT, 801 New York Life Bide., Omaha, Neb.
.mention tins paper. -.
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Candles, Nuts, Pies,
Cakes, Fresh Bread.
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It cloansos, noothes, heals, and protects the
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Restores tho Senses of Taste and Smell.
Easy to use. Contains no injurious drugs.
Applied into the nostrils and absorbed.
Large Size, CO cents at Druggists or by
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So, 13. Passenger dally for Oberlln
and bt. KrancU branches. Ox
ford, McCoo)c, Denver and all
points west 7-05 a.a.
So, 14. Passenger dally for St. Joe,
Kansas city, Atchison. St.
Louis. Lincoln via Wyraore
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Mo. 10, Passenger, dally for St. Joe,
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InRS, Grand Island, Black
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Bleeping, dining, and reclining chair carm,
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baggage checked to any point In the Unite
States or Canada,
jf or luiuruiiaiun. time tables, maps or tickets
:all ou or addreoi. A. Conover, Agent, Re4
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Referees' Sale f Real Estate.
Notice Is hereby clven thitt the undersigned
referees, appointed by the District Court of
Webster county. Nebraska. In tho action therein
pf ndlnir, No. 28SO. wherein Josei h Krcudea
stein, et al., is plnintlir and Hazel Garber de
fendant, for tho partition of the real estate
hereinafter described, will, under the decree of
paid court made and rei dered at tho adjourned
December, IBM, term thereof, in said action.
at the caw front door of the court houso lulled
Cloud. In laid county, on the zlst dav of Pubrn
ary. 15, m. 11 o'clock a. m.. offer for sale at
public auction snd Rell to the hlRhest bidder
for CHSh, an directed by said decree and order,
the following described real estate In salsi
county, to wh: the east half of the northeast
quarter of Section 12, in townsulp l, north,
rniiK v. wcbuui uio tin r, n.
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Ib Two Days,
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