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STORY OF THE WEEK
NEWS OF THE WORLD DOILED
DOWN FOR BUSY READERS.
NEWS FROM NOME ANOABROAD
Doings of the Busy World Which May
be Read In .1 Few Moments. Na
tional and World-wide Events
Thirty-four now cases of cholera
and sixteen deaths were reported at
the municipal hoHpltal at St., Peters
A lnndslldo following n sevcro earth
Hhoclc In the region south of Tetuan,
Tangier, has wiped out several vil
lages. It Is reported that hundred!)
of people wore killed or injured.
The llollvlnn government lias issued
a proclamation designating the first
Sunday or May, IIIOII, as the date upon
which the elections of a president and
vice president of the ropuhlle are to
The French senate has adopted a
bill providing for the construction ot
a drydock and basin at Havre capable
of accommodating the largest liners.
The cost of the work will approximate
The export and import trade of
Germany for 11108, according to esti
mates based on the prevailing prices
of 1007, amounted to $2,184,500,000 In
Imports, which is a decrease or $GG,
250,000 from tho 1007 figures, and to
$1,170,250,000 in exports, a decrease
of $04,750,000. Precious metals arc
Included In these figures. The final
official figures will reduce these totals
A dispatch received Friday from
l.ucena, in tho Tayabas province, con
firms tho reports or n volcanic disturb
ance there, and states that the great
est damage was done in tho field un
dor cultivation, the roads and bridges
In the neighborhood of Sarla Thurs
day. All of the damage reported was
done by tho Inundation which followed
the outbreak of the volcano of Lug
nas and wns caused by an explosion
which let loose tho waters of a moun
tain 'lake. Tho explosions in Lagnns
volcano continues, according to tho
dispatch and were very severe be
tween 8 and 9 o'clock on Wednesday
night. Tho eruptions aparently have
Paul Rndloff, under sentence for ten
years for arson, committed suicide in
the county Jail at Marshnlltmvn. in.
An explosion in the mixing building
of tho DuPont powder plant, nt Gibb- i
muii, a. j., injured twelve men and
destroyed several small buildings.
Four men were killed and ton oth
ers Injured when several tons of dyna
mite in one ot the buildings or the
Forcite Powder works, at hake Hopn
teong, N. J., blew up.
Directors or the Boston and Mon
tana Consolidated Copper and Silver
Mining company declared a quarterly
dividend ot $2 n share and $1 extra. '
Four unknown men wore drowned
while crossing tho St. Clair river on
the Ice from Port Lnmbton, Mich.
The sale or the Pope Motor Cur
company of Toledo. O., to n syndicate
headed by Richard G. Apperson or
Lynchburg, Va., has been announced.
Tho securing for Denver or tho west
ern olllces of the Burlington alload.
now located at Omaha, Is to bo the
objective of n vigorous movement In
augurated by the Denver real ostuto
exchange. It Is expected that nil tho
commercial bodies or Denver will Join
in the movement.
A car load or sevcnty.flve babies
was distributed in New Orleans Thurs
day. The precious freight came from
the New York foundling orphnn asy
lum. Scores of foster parents were
waiting at tho station to law claim
t the little ones for whom they had
The Cumberland Presbvtorlnn
church lost Its case In tho court or
appeals in a lengthy opinion by Judge
Barker. The caso Involved the validity
r tho union between the Cumberland
Presbyteiian church and tho Presby
terian church in tho United States or
America. Tho litigation nroso over a
contest between two Tactions or tho
Cumberland Presbyterian church at
hturgls, Ky one or which favored tho
union, and thu other opposed It. The
circuit court decided in favor or that
party which opposed tho union and
held that the general assembly nnd
Presbytery or the Cumberland Pros
byteriun church had exercised their
constitutional powersjn rorming tho
15. J. Smith, rormer cashier or tho
defunct bank of Rockford, Colorado,
tho president or which Is now serving
a penitentiary term, was sentence to
from threo to Tour years In tho ponl
tentlary on n charge ot receiving do
posits nrtcr knowing tho banlf to bo
Executors of tho late John V. Far
v.elj tiled nn Inventory of tho estate,
which shows $8,000,000 worth of per
President Roosevelt has applied to
tho Belgian government for a hunt
ing permit in Belgian territory in
Governor P.illerson, of Tennessee,
l'ns vetoed the state-wide prohibition
bill recently passed by the legislature
of (hat state.
A macaroni factory at Scranlon, Pa.,
wan blown up by a black hand gang,
Hcvcn Italians being under arrest
charged with tho crime.
A bank guarantee bill has been in
troduced into the legislature of the
state of Now Jersey.
The birthday anniversary of Gen
eral Robert 15, Lee was observed in
New Orlenns Tuerday by the closing
of banks and public olllces and the
holding or memorial exeiclsos under
the auspices or the confederate vet
erans ttnd other organizations.
The Orphciim theater at Leaven
worth, Kansas, burned, entailing n loss
Fully thico thousand able fecumen
will be in the naval division of the
inaugural parade on March Ith.
Tho most expensive automobile slor
nge and repair plant lu Rostort burned,
destroying 318 automobiles valued at
Tno National Anti-Saloon league,
through its acting legislative superin
tendent, W. II. Anderson, sent to each
member of congress a letter statin?
that while tho lenguo stands Tor ulti
mata absolute prohibition everywhere,
It now believes that It Is neither pos
sible to secure nor wise to ask for
absolute prohibition for tho District
of Columbia. Tho league requests,
however, the passage of legislation for
local option ijy remonstrance petition
for the pi meeting of residence dis
tricts. Charles II. Gilman. rather or .Mabel
GHmun Corey, wife of tho proshlont
ol tho United Stntes Steel corporation,
died at San Francisco or heart rallure.
Chnrles F. Senile, a brother or E.
M. Searle, letirlng slate auditor of
Nebraska, committed sulqldo nt Coun
cil Bluffs, Iowa, by taking carbolic
It has been made public that after
live years of litigation settlements
have been made In tho cases of thirty
ot tho deaths caused by tho Iroquola
theater fire. The number or unsettled
cases Is estimated at more than 100.
The consideration of the diplomatic
nnd consular appropriation bill carry
ing $3,592 was concluded by the house
committee on foreign affulrs.
Senator Perkins Introduced nn
amendment to the naval bill appro
printing $350,000 for tho Improvement
of the channel nt Mare Island nnvy
After forty years or service in the
army. Colonel David A. Lylo was
placed on tho retired list by operation
or tho ago limit. ColoneJ Lylo leaves
nn enviable record In the service. In
addition to his military career ho es
tablished a reputation as inventor and
A supplementary hearing on tho
clnlm or rormer Queen Lilluokalnnl, or
the Hawaiian islands, was held before
tho house committee on claims, George
B. McCIellan of Hawnll being tlie
principal witness. The queen, Prince
Kalnnlnnaolo the Hawaiian delegate
in congress nnd the princess, were
Believing that the holding of tho
twelfth International congress of navi
gation In tho United States In 1011
would bring good results, industrially
and commercially, tho house commit
tee on foreign uffalrs has reported fav
orably a resolution authorizing Invit
ing or tho permanent international as
sociation or navigation congresses or
which the United States Is a contrib
uting member, to hold tho congress In
Philadelphia. Tho total expense or
entertaining tho delegates is borno by
the city In which the congress Is held.
Senator Burkett hns presented an
amendment to Senntor Hopkins' bill,
changing tho personnel or the consular
examining board. Tho Hopkins bill
provides that tho board or examiners
or candidates tor hto consular service
shall be composed or tho chief ot tho
consular bureau, tho chief of tho bu
reau of manufacturers and tho chief
of the civil service commission. It also
provides that no appointments shnll
her cutter be made unless candidates
are examined by this boarl.
President Roosevelt declined an in.
vltatlon to nttend tho nntlonul tariff
commission convention to be hold at
Irdinnnpolls February 10, stating thut
he did not desire to Interfere in a
question which Bhould bo and will bo
fettled by his successor. Tho presi
dent added that ho had sovoral times
cxpiessed hlmselt in fnvor of a gen
eral tariff commission.
Resolutions were unanimously ndopt
cd at n conference of representatives
of Industrial and commercial organiza
tions urging tho speedy enactment by
congress or measures for a complete
system or examination, appointment
and punnotlon or consular officials nnd
thorough Americanization of the sor
vice. A preamble to tho resolution
declares the nation must havo in Its
consular service men of especial bus!
ross ability nnd training of high com
morclnl honor and capacity.
The G. A. R desire a national
celebration or t'o? ouo hundredth an
niversary of the birth or Abraham
Lincoln February 12th, and has asked
Preside nt Roosevelt to Issm- u proc
lamation to tho country Inviting and
urging such a celebration.
A bill to establish mining experi
ment stntlonsjn vnrlous stntes or thu
union In which thero are known to bo
deposits of precious metuls, after tho
order of the agricultural experiment
stations, hu3 been Introduced in tho
CAPITAL m NEWS
ITEMS OF INTEREST AROUNDTHE
THE WORK OFTHE LAW MAKERS
Legislative Facts, and Gossip News
of the State Capital.
Volpp Bank Guaranty Bill.
Tin Volpp banking bill was intro
duced by the Dodgo county member
of tho upper house. It provides for n
voluntary guaranty system which may
be accopted by any stale bauk deslr-
Illir to do SO ntld hmvldna for nnvninnt
of losses lu thirty days, giving a suit
ablo time for tho cheeking up or
banks befoio tho state steps In and
makes the reimbursement to deposi
tors. The governor Is made comptrol
ler of bnnks ami. he appoints threo as
sistants, one or whom Is n citizen or
ten years residence In "Nebraska and
the others nro bankers. They draw
pay nt $5 n day. A secretary of tho
board draws $3,000 a year.
The minimum limit on capital stock
of banks is fixed as follows: In cities
up to 500 population, $15,000; up to
1,000, $25,000; up to 2,000. $35,000;
np to 5,000, $50,000; up to 25,000. $75,
000; up to 100,000, and over 100,000,
Tho depositors' protective fund l.
raised by a tax of one-fourth of ono
por cent semi-annually until R roaches
ono per cent of tho deposits. Tho
money Is to be reinvested In the banks
nnd draws Interest, this going Into tho
unnning expense fund, which Senator
Volpp thinks will pay tho expense
of tho banking department eventually.
C. H. Rudge Was Made President.
Tho most Important meeting of the
Nebraska stato agricultural associa
tions Wednesday was tho meeting of
tho stnte board or agriculture. After
revising the premium contests a bill
wns drafted asking for nn appropria
tion of $150,000 to build a live stock
Judging pavilion. Tho bill was pre
sented to tho loglslaturo at un early
date. 8. C. Bassctt tendored his res
ignation and as a, mark of appreciation
for his services was proseuted with a
handsome leather chair. Mr. Bassett
thanked the members of tho board for
tho present and spoke of tho satisfac
tion he had long enjoyed while a mem
ber of tho agricultural board.
After the addreBs of the president
nnd the reading of the report of the
secretary came tho election of officers
and a board of managers. C. H. Rudge
was re-olectod president; O, B. Hen
dershot, first vice president; Charles
McLcod. second vice president; E. C.
Blnlr, treasurer; W. R. Mellor, secre
tary. The following compose the
new board of munagers apolnted by
Proaldent Rudge:. O. B. Hendershot,
G. W. Horvey. Peter Youngers, R. W.
Hnwcs, George Dlckman.
First Junketing Trip Is Over.
Tho first Junketing trip of tho pres
ent legislature Is over. Uncle Dan Net
tleton and his party have returnod
from Mllford nnd Grand Island, where
they inspected tho soldiers' home. The
trip wns short and tho mombors spent
most or tho time on tho business on
which they were ostensibly engaged.
Ah a result or tho trip It appears
probable that tho requests of tho two
places for now buildings, etc., will bo
curtailed, but that Mllford will faro
much better than Grand Island. This
was suggested In ex-Govomor Shel
don's message to tho legislature.
Whllo on tho trip the members of
tho soldiers homes committee visited
tho Industrial homo ror women at Mll
ford. All of them, regardless of politi
cal faith, were much pleased ut tho
manner In which the homo has been
To Close Saloons at 7 O'clock.
'BIHb wero Introduced in both houses
of tho leglsluturo providing for the ex
tension of tho daylight saloon system
now In force In Lincoln, to all parts of
tho state. In tho senate King intro
duced S. F. No. 131. It prohibits tho
sulo of liquor on Sunday or election
days and also forbids its sale on any
day of tho week between tho hours of
7 o'clock in the ovonlng and 7o'clock
In tho horning. Any saloon man found
guilty of 11 violation or tho statute
shnll bo fined $100 and tho licensing
board shall cancel his license regard
less or whother or not he appeals.
In tho houso tho same measure was
Introduced by Johnson or Burt and Is
known ns II. R. No. 110.
Nebraska Took the Prize.
It was announced to members of
tho legislature at tho stato farm Wed
nesday during their trip to that Insti
tution, that tho North Platto experi
ment station had taken tho prize nt
tho Denvor stock show on a carload
of hogs, fed from tho products rnlsed
on the farm, and reared there.
Dean Burnett In discussing tho
work dono nt the North Platto station.'
nlBo reported that during tho past
year n yield of Mxty-sovcn bushels per
acre of winter wheat had been at
tained. Ho held that tho work tho sta
tion Is doing in that section Is of real
benefit to tho fnrmors nnd roported
ono Instanco whoro a farmer who had
nttended a big picnic at tho station
where mothods of farming had been
oxplalncd had raised tho prlco on his
lund $5 per ncro.
Dedicated the New Building. -Tho
formal dedication of tho homo
economics building at tho Btate farm
took place Tuesday night. Tho struc
ture has boon used by the domestic
science department Blnco the opening
of tho school year, but tho rush of
work nt tho rami had postponed tho
dedicatory exercises. At tho services
last night hundreds or peoplo from
over tho stato who aro hero for tho
annual agricultural meotlng nttended
and thero wero many from this city,
ns well as tho majority of the stij
dents nt tho btato farm.
Swine Breeders Elect Officers.
Tho stnte associations ot swlno
brooders closed the annual meetings
Wednesday night nnd Thursday nearly
all of tho members left for their
homes. A few who wore Interested In
other linos of agriculture will remain
until the nssoclated societies closo
their mooting. Tho swlno breeders ap
pointed a committee to seek legisla
tion In tho Interests ot tho association
and F. C. Crocker, A. B. Christian and
Chnrles Dawson wero appointed ns a
leglBlativo committee to attempt to
havo tho legislature appropriate $5,
000 ror experimental purposes for vn
rlous swlue diseases.
Officers were elected by the Ne
braska swlno breeders us follows:
President, H. A. Wortz; first vlco pres
ident, Mr. Van Pnttcn; second vlco
president, Mr. Bcetho; third vlco prea
Ident, Mr. Gllmoro; secretary-treasurer,
To Abolish County Assessor.
Senator Ollls would abolish tho of
fice of county assessor in nil counties
with a population under 20,000. Ho
would also change tho salaries of these
officials so that In counties with 1.
population of 20,000 to 30,000 ho may
receive $700 In counties of 30,000 to
50,000 not more thnn $800, In counties
of 50,000 to 100,000, not moro thau
$1,800, nnd In counties of 100,000 or
moro not to exceod $2,400. Ono of the
problems to bo figured out Is how tho
law, If passed, will get rid of tho
county assessors elected In 1907 for
four year torms. They wero selected
under tho rovenuo Inw passed in tho
legislature In 1905 and can hnrdly, it
Is said, be legislated out of olllco by
tho present legislature.
State Treasurer Balked.
Chief Clerk Cono of the houso failed
In obtaining cash from the state treas
ury to pay for stamps allowed dally
oy mo House or representatives. Ho
had obtained tho consent of Stnte Au
ditor Barton to draw a warrant for
the money but State Treasurer Brian
said he never had and never would
countersign a warrant on tho stnto
treasury when no appropriation had
boon made by the legislature back ot
It. The houso provided for stnmps by
resolution but a resolution does not
suspend tho constitution so far as the
state troasurer Is concerned.
Auditor Barton says he will refuse
to Issue warrants to more than the
legal number or employes or the house
Judgship Affair May Be Dropped.
The supreme Judge fight has re
solved itsolf into one of two contin
gencies; olther the whole affair
will be dropped or Governor Shallen
berger wll appoint another attorney
in the place of Silas A. Holcomb, ex
actlng from the new appointee a
promiBo to causo tho matter to bo
brought before tho supreme court so
that the high tribunal will be forced
to render un opinion on the validity
of tho Sheldon appointments to the
supreme bench, or, to come closer to
tho real question, to determine wheth
er tho legislature or the canvassing
board has tho right to canvass tho
returns on constitutional amendments.
What Commissioner Maupln Wants.
Deputy Labor Commissioner Mau
pln filed his estimated of tho amount
required to run his department for the
next two years. Twenty thousand dol
lars is the total. In addition to restor
ing the chief clerk, cut out bodio years
ngo, he wants two factory Inspectors
added to the force. Tho salary list sug.
geated Is: Deputy commissioner, $2,
000; malo factory inspector, $1,500; fe
malo factory inspector, $1,200; chief
clerk and statistician, $1,200; ste
nographed, $1,000. Ho says that his
predecessor, Mr. Ryder, suggostod a
salary for the deputy commissioner
of $2,500 a year, but $2,000 will do
Mrs Whltmore Elected President.
Mrs. W. G. Whltmore of Valley, the
wife of Regent Whltmore, was Thurs
day elected president of tho Nebraska
Homo Economics society. Tho other
officers chosen were: Mrs. Val Key
scr of Lincoln, secretary; Miss Bou
ton of Lincoln, vlco president; Mrs. W.
F. Johnson of Harvard, treasurer.
Mrs. Ieyser refused the position of
secretary for another year nnd Mrs.
E. G. Jury of Tecumseh, was chosen
In her place.
Thoroughbred Horse Breeders.
At a maBs meeting of tho thorough
bred horse breeders of Nebraska held
at tho Llndell hotel Tuesday an asso
ciation wns rormed. W. II. Plourd of
Indlanola wns elected president; Per
ry Reed of Henderson, socrotiry, and
Charlie Johnson of Valparaiso, treas
urer. Steps wero takon to further tho
Interests or tho thoroughbred horse,
both from a breeding and racing stand
point. Exposition of Lincoln Made Goods.
Forty Interesting oxhlblts will mako
up tho Mnde in Lincoln exposition,
which is to bo hold In tho Auditorium
March 2 to C. As many exhibits as
posslblo will show In actual working
order how tho different articles aro
manufactured. Manufacturers who can
not put In a working exhibit will mako
a display of how their goods aro made
from tho raw to tho finished product.
Oregon Plan Was Adopted,
The Oregon plan of olectlng sena
tors, as proposed by a bill In tho
houso by Humphrey, of Lancaster, 13
moving along with Httlo interruption
toward passage, tho committee of tho
wholo reporting tho bill to the house
for passago Friday morning nnd tho
houso adopting this report.
Sunday Baseball Gets a Setback.
Sunday basoball recolved a nuletus
in tho houso Judiciary committee this
rorenoon, only n solitary vote being
rocorded in suport ot tho bill by
Scheolo of Soward on that subject.
Aftor hearing nil that the Introducer
of tho measure had to say in its favor
and statements by Tnylor of Custer
and Roper of Pawneo in opposition,
tho committee adopted a runort for In-
definite postponement. Shoemnkor of
uougins was tto iJv ono on tho com
mittee who voted to recommend h
bill for passage.
THE WESTERNERS WOULD WAIT.
Coast Citizens Willing Government
Should Have Full Control of
Ex-Mayor Phelan, of San Francisco,
told President Roosevelt that without
doubt tho California legislature would
postpone nctlon on the objectionable
anti-Japanese measures until tho next
regular session, two years hence,
pending further Investigation. Phelan
told tho newspaper men that the presi
dent said ho wns doing nil In his pow
er to restrict Japanese immigration
Ho snld ho understood the nature of
of tho opposition of tho people of tho
Pacific connt and recognized their de
sire to restrict the ownership of their
lands by tho foreigners. He refused,
however, to consider that the Japa
nese should be classed by themselves,
nnd any legislation that was passed
should apply equaly to nil foreigners.
Phelan informed tho president that,
"to a man on the street," thero was
every cvldenco of a good Increase in
tho number of Japanese, but the west
erners aro wiling to accept tho gov
ernment's figures nnd wait a reason
able tlmo for a full agreement between
the two governments on the immigra
Governor Gillette admitted receiving
nn important communication from
Secretary of Stato Root. He declined
mnko it public, saying ho considered
In Trouble With Revenue Officers.
A number of seizures of cigars have
been mndo In tho Omaha rovenuo
ngont's division during the current
week for tax violations and others nro
likoly to follow. The law requires
that cigars weighing less than three
pounds per thousand are subject to a
tnx of 54 cents per thousand and
those weighing over three pounds per
thousands nre taxable nt $3 per thou
sand. The seizures havo been made
of cigars weighing over three pounds
per thousand, upon which the 54 cents
tax had been paid only. All such ci
gars aro liable to seizure.
Tho fault Is attributed to the manu
facturers of the clgnrs, who are on
the market. Dealers handling these
short weight cigars nre also liable to
tho loss ol their cigars through seiz
ure by the government nn dwlll be
put to heavy expense.
Only a few seizures have thus fur
been made In Nebraska, but a number
of such seizures have occurred within
tho last several days In lown and
Would Parole Oklahoma F-Vlioners.
In response to Governor Haskell's
special message to the legislature a
resolution was Introduced in tho son
ate Friday requesting the governor to
parole all Oklahoma convicts now ut
Lansing, Kns., and McAHster, Okla.,
who have good prison records and
have served two-thirds of their sen
tences, or who nre now serving the
last year of their sentences, and all
boys under 18 years of age.
Although Governor Haskell hns not
authorized tho state prison board In
the mattor of Issuing paroles, the ac
tion as contemplated will directly em
power tho chlor executive. This Is
considered necessary, ns the Okla
homa convicts must be withdrawn
from Lansing before February 1.
Pay for Volunteers.
A blljjirovlding pay for officers and
enlisted" men or tho volunteer army
who served In tho Civil war was fav
orably reported to the house by the
commltteo on military affairs. Fifty
dollars a" month Is provided tor officers
arter they havo reached the age or
70, whllo privates aro to received $25
a month arter that nge. No pay will
be allowed, under the provisions of
tho bill, ir nn officer or private is now
receiving a pension lu excess of tho
amount authorized. Neither will nnv
pay bo allowed, under the towns or the
bill, ir the nppllcant is employed by
tho federal government or by any state
Explorer Brooke Killed by Natives.
J. H. Brooke, an English explorer
well known in Los Angeles, hns met
death at tho hands or the natives, of
Thibet , whllo loading an exploration
Mi-ly In tho Interior, nccoidtng to au
thentic reports received hei").
Ill party, or which he wis the only
white man, consisted or n baud of Hin
doo guards, a number or pack cair'.'.'t-H
and a fow mule drivers.
Brooke wus a member of the royal
geographical society of London.
Boycott Justified by Court.
Judgo Seawcll Friday refused to
grant nn Injunction preventing tho
San Francisco labor council from boy
cotting tho Fousck bakery. Seawcll
hold that a notice posted at union
headquarters asking the members not
to pntronlzo Fousek was within tho
Tights of free speech guaranteed under
tho constitution of California.
Coroner to Prove Disaster.
Following an examination of tho
crib fire by Coroner Hoffman, the po
lice announced tho detention of Nath
an Fultz, colored, tho last man re
moved from tho crib alive. Logan
Miller and William Cummins are also
in custody. Tho men arrested merely
nro held for Inquest.
Gives $25,000 to the Pope.
Archbishop Ireland, having ascer
tained tho oxtont of work of roller ac
complished by tho Vatican, through
the bishops and clorgymen in tho
earthquake districts, has given to the
popo $25,000 which tho archbishop has
received from tho American ambassa
dor, Mr. Grlscom, acting In bohnlf of
tho Amorican-Roman committee. Both
tho popo and Cardinal Merr del Val
were profoundly touched by tho gener
osity of tho American-Roman commlt
teo and Bald that tho Vatican appre
ciates highly nil tho United States
has done oivTuIb distressing occasion
The Trial of
Peter and John
Sunday Sckool Leiion for Jtn. 31, 1909
Specially Arranged for Thl Paper
VPMl'fl 11. 12.
Acts 4:6-20. Memory
OOUVKN THXT. They were alt filled
with the Holy Ohost. and they spnUn the
word of God with boldness.
TIM n, The Kame afternoon as the, Inst
lesson, nnd the following morning. A few
weeks or months, possibly a year or morn
PLACM58. Solomon's porch In tho tem
ple court; a prison: thn hull of the san
hedrim nenr the ttinplc; a private, room
In tho city.
Comment and Suggestive Thought.
Tho miracle of healing tho woll
known lamo beggar; Poter's sermon
proclaiming Jesus as the expected
Mcslali, and charging the Jews, espe
cially their rulers, with the crime of
murdering him, but calling on them
to repent and bo saved; nnd the fact
that thousands became tho disciples ot
Jesus nnd Joined the new, enthusiastic
community, all this aroused tho lead
ers to put a stop to this religion which
wns "turning the world upside down."
(1) Tho Jewish 'authorities found
thnt the new religious movement wns
the "Installation or a now station for
the distribution of currents of Influ
ential opinion," and they determined
to cut the wires, nnd stop tho flow of
tno current; but the only results wero
a shock to themselves, and more pow
er and more lights. (2) "Fools! they
thought ir they could but wring the
neck of the crowing cock It would
never b" day."- s.
Whllo those 5.000 were all Jews,
they wero something moro; a now
stamp was on them (Stiller), a new
perfume, a new atmosphero was
around tliem, a new light shono in
their characters. They became new
forces in the world. There was somo
such change Jn them as transformed
Peter and John, the flshermon, Into
apostles who changed the faco of the
Tho Comfort of the Imprisoned
Apostles. "The speakers went to pris
on; their words took wings, and flew
to tho uttermost parts of the earth.
Here is a beautiful marvel. What vi
tality Is In a spoken word! No won
der thnt men Ilko Joubert and Emer
son toll like slaves to put a thought
into perfect language! Who would
not be content to go to prison, or to
death, if he could leave something like
tho Twenty-third Psalm or the Beati
tudes, or' the thirteenth chapter of 1
Corinthians, as his legacy to the
world? Behind those prison bars the
apostles comforted themselves by re-
memberlng that they had uttered
words'whlch would not return to Jesus
Christ void, but would accomnllRh Mir
y work whereunto he had sent them."
unarles Frederic Goss.
Tho hall ot the sanhedrim, accord
ing to both the InteBt great cyclope
dias, was within the temple court. The
sanhedrim sat in a semi-circle, with
the president in the center, whllo op
posite were three benches for the
scholars of the sanhedrlsts, who thus
practically learned law.
V. 8. "Then Peter, filled with the
Holy Ghost." In fulfillment of
Christ's promise (Mntt. 10:19, 20).
Thus Peter was given courage to
fipcak the truth, and guided to tho
choice of the right things to say, aud
the best way of saying them. This
was his first experfenco In speaking
before this august assembly, and he,
an unlearned fisherman, may well hare
quailed before such a tribunal with
such power over his fortunes, even
while he rejoiced nt the opportunity
to preach the Gospel to thorn. "Peter
'filled with the Holy Ghost,' Is a thou
sand Peters: Peter multiplied by the
very Deity. Peter a straw blown
away by the mocking wind, by himself.
nut I'eter -filled with the Holy Ghost'
wns a man of war, a mighty captain a
EoJdler not to bo put down; clothed
with heavenly panoply, eloquent with
heaven's thunder, gracious with heav
en's love." "Ye nilors . . . and
elders." PeteY is respectful, but thoso
very titles Imply thnt they should be,
leaders In every good work, and favor
all that would help tho neonlo.
V. 11. "This Is the stone which was
set at nought of you builders."
Peter npplies to the sanhedrim the
Psalm (11o:22), which he had heard
thu Master use to a deputation from
this same sanhedrim. This symbolic
imagery 'seems to have been drawn
fri.m orre or the stones, qunrrlod, hown,
and marked, away rrom tho situ or tho
temple, which the builders, ignorant or
the head architect's plans, or finding
on it no murk, hnd put on ono side as
"Hiving no place In the building, but
which -wag found afterward to bo that
on which the completeness or the
blruclure depended, "tho head of tho
corner '-on which, as tho chief cor
ner stone, tho two wnlls met nnd wore
bonded together." Plttmptre.
V., 23. On their return "to their own
company." thev nil inin,i 1.. u
of praise, quoting Psn. 146:0 and Pan.
:!. -. perhaps singing tho wholo of
these psalms. Past deliverances of
Gods peoplo gave assurance of trl
iimph now. '
nvr'u""n !;:"en,,eK--' sermon by
Rev. V c. Piggott in tho London Sun
day School Chronicle, on "Friendly
Enemies," I find these words: "Sor
row, pain, trial, aro real enemies of
man, nnd tho perfect llfo which ho
hopes for cannot come till these are
banished; but often thoso things lit
llfo which seem most ovldontly hostile
to our pence may be our protection
against greater evils."
We learn not only obedlenco, wq
learn Joy Itself through tho things
which wo suffer, and as a modern writ
er has said, the fear of the Lord is tho
beginning of pleasure
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