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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
CAROLYN MAY LEARNS SOME DISQUIETING NEWS FROM
Synopalv. Her father iirul mother reported lost ut sen when tho
iDunrnvoi), on which they had sailed for Europe, was sunk, Carolyn
May Cameron Hnnnn's Curiyn Is M'lit from New York to her bach
elor uncle, Joseph .Stngg, at (he Corners. The n;ceptlon given her by
hor undo 13 not very enthusiastic. Carolyn Ih iiIho chilled by the Htcrn
demeanor of Aunty Hose, Uuele Joe's housekeeper. Stngg Is dismayed
when he lcarnn from n lawyer friend of his brother-in-law that Carolyn
has been left practically penniless and consigned to his care as guardian.
Carolyn learns of the estrangement between her uncle anil his one-time
sweetheart, Amanda Parlow, and the cause of the bitterness between
tho two families. Prince, the mongrel dog that Carolyn brought with
her, and tho boon companion of the lonesome girl, Is In disfavor with
Undo Joe, who threatens to dispose of him, but Prince becomes n hero
and wlnu tho approval of the Corners by routing ti tramp In tho act of
robbing tho schoolteacher. The following Sunday, wlill Carolyn nnd
her undo, accompanied by Prince, aro tnklng u walk In the woods they
encounter Amanda Parlow. Prince kills n snake about to Htrlko
Amnndn, nnd Stngg nnd Amanda Apeak to each other for the llrst tlmo
Chet Qormley Tell Some Newo.
It was when she enme In sight of
tho Parlow place on Monday after
noon, eho nnd Prince, that Carolyn
May bethought her of tho very best
person In tho world with whom to nil
Iso upon tho momentous question
which so troubled her.
Who could be more Interested In the
happiness of Miss Amanda than Mr.
Tho little girl had been going to call
on Miss Amanda. Aunty Iloso had
nald alio might and Miss Amanda had
Invited her "specially."
Bnt tho thought of taking tho old
carpenter Into her confidence and ad
vising with him delayed that visit. Mr.
Parlow was busy on some piece of
cabinet work, bat he nodded briskly to
tho Ilttlo girl when she enmo to tho
door of tho shop and looked In.
"Aro you very busy, Mr. Parlow?"
'aho asked him after a watchful rain
hIb or two.
"My hands be, Car'lyn May," said
tho carpenter In his dry voice.
"But I Ida llston to yo and I kin
"Oh, that's nice I Did you hear
about what happened yesterday?"
"Eh?" ho queried, eying her quizzi
cally. "Docs anything ever happen on
"Something did on this Snndny,"
cried tho Ilttlo girl. "Didn't you hear
flout tho snake?"
What do menn snnko?"
' And then ilttlo Carolyn May ex
plained. She told tho story with such
earnestness that he stopped working
"Humph 1" waa his grunted com
ment nt tho end. "Well 1"
"Don't you think thnt was real ex
citing?" naked Carolyn Mny. "And
Just see how It almost brought my
Undo Joo and your Miss Amandu to
gether. Don't you sco?"
Mr. Parlow actually Jumped. "What's
that you Bay, child?" ho rasped out
irrlmly. "Bring Mandy nnd Joo Stngg
together? Well, I guess not I"
"Oh, Mr. Parlow, don't you think
that would bo Just be-a-you-tl-ful?"
cried Uio little girl with a lingering
emphasis upon tho most important
word. "Don't you see how happy Uiey
"I don't know as anybody's per
tlc'lar anxious to see that daughter of
mine and Joo Stngg friendly again.
No good would como of it."
Carolyn May looked nt him sorrow
fully. Mr. Parlow had quite disap
pointed her. It was plain to bo seen
that he was not tho right one to ad
vlso with nbout tho matter. Tho Ilttlo
"I really did H'pose you'd wont to
Bee MIsh Amanda happy, Mr. Parlow,"
"Happy? Bah!" snarled tho old
man, setting vigorously to work agulu.
Ho acted ub If ho wished to say no
moro and let the little girl depart
without another word.
Carolyn May renlly could not under
stand It at least she could not Im
mediately. That Mr. Parlow might have n self
ish reason for desiring to keep hts
daughter nnd Joseph Stngg apart did
not enter the Ilttlo girl's mind.
After that Sunday walk, however,
Carolyn May wns never so much
afraid of her undo ns before. Why,
he hnd even called Prlnco "good dog!"
Truly Mr. Joseph Stags was being
transformed If slowly.
Ho could not deny to himself that,
to n certain extent, ho was onjoing
the presence of his Ilttlo nleco nt The
Corners. If ho only could decide Just
what to do with tho personal property
of his Mster Hannah nnd her hiHmnri
down In tho New York apartment.
Never In his life had ho been bo long
deciding n question.
Ho had really loved Hannah. He
knew It now, did Joseph Stngg, evu-y
tlmo ho looked nt tho lovely little
child who had come to live with him
t Tim Corners. Why! Just so hud
nnnnan looked when she was a little
thing. Tho Hiune deep, violet eyes uud
sunny hair und laughing lies
BY RUTH BELMORE ENDICOTT
Mr. Stngg sometimes actually found
n reflection of tho cheerful figure of
"nnnnnh's Car'lyn" coming between
him and tho big ledger over which he
spent so many of his wnklng hours.
Onco ho looked up from the ledger
It wns on n Saturdny morning and
really did sco tho bright figure of tho
Ilttlo girl standing before him. It
wns no dream or fancy, for old Jimmy,
the cat, suddenly shot to tho topmost
shelf, squalling with wild abandon.
Prlnco wns nosing along at Carolyn
"Bless mel" croaked Mr. Stngg.
"That dog of yours, Curiyn May, will
glvo Jimmy n connlptlonfit yet. What
d'you want down hero?"
Cnrolyn Mny told him. A mnn hnd
como to tho house to buy a cow and
Aunty Rose had sent the little girl
down to tell Mr. Stagg to como homo
nnd "drlvo his own bargain."
"Well, well," sold Mr. Stngg, lock
Jng tho ledger In the safe, "I'll hustlo
right out nnd tend to It. Don't sco
why tho mnn couldn't havo waited till
noontime. Hey, you, Chet! Look out
for the store. Don't have any fooling.
"Oh, uncle I may I stay, too? Me
nnd Prince?" cried Cnrolyn May.
"We'll bo good."
"Pshaw I Yes, If you want to," re
sponded Mr. Stagg, hurrying uway.
"My I your uncle's chnngln' moro
and more, nln't he?" remarked Chet,
tho optimistic. "He docs sometimes
You Aro Lovely,
almost laugh, Curiyn. I never sco the
beat of It!"
"Oh, Is he?" cried tho Ilttlo child.
"Is he looking up more? Do you think
ho Is, Chet?"
"I positively do," Chet assured her.
"And ho hasn't always got his nose
In that old ledger?"
"Well I wouldn't say that ho neg
lected business, m ma'am," said tho
boy honestly. "You see, wo men hnvo
got to think of business mostly. But
he sure Is thlnkln' of some other things
too ya-as, Indeedyl"
"What things. Chet?" Carolyn May
asked anxiously, hoping that Undo
Joo had Miown f-ome recovered Inter
est lu Miss Amanda and that Chet had
"Why well Now, you see, there's
that house you used to live In. You
l.now about that?"
"What iilw.ut It, Chet?" tho little
Blrl asked rather timidly.
"Well, Mr. rMngg ain't never done
nothln nbout it. llo ain't hold It, nor
sold the furniture, lmr nothln'. You
know, Cariyu May, your folks didn't
lease you no money."
"Ohl Didn't they?" cried Carolyn
May, greatly htnriicd.
"No. i'ou see, 1 heard nil nbout It.
Mr. Vlckers, tho luwjer, onmo lu hero
ono day and your urn-Jo raid u letter
to him out loud. 1 couldn't help but
hear, Tho letter was from another
lawyer und 'twas nil about you und
w rmvmmi m m
Copyright, 1918, tr Vnaa, Mwid ft Cemptnr. loo.
your concerns. 1 heard It all," Hind
the quite Innocent diet.
"And Mr. Vlckers snys: 'So the child
hasn't anything of her own, JoeV "
diet went on. "And your uncle says:
'Not a dollar, cept what I might sell
that furniture for.' And he hasn't
sold it yet, I know. Ho just can't
make up his mind to sell them things
that was your mother's, Car'lyn May,"
ndded tho boy, with a deeper Insight
Into Mr. Stugg's character than one
might have given him credit for pos
sessing. But Carolyn May hnd heard some
news that made her suddenly quiet
and she was glad n customer came Into
store Just then to draw diet Conn
The child hnd never thought before
nbout how the good things of life came
to her her food, clothes and lodging.
Put now diet Gormlcy's chattering
had given her n new view of the fncts
of tho case. There had been no money
left to spend for her needs, Uncle
Joo was just keeping her out of
"And Prince, too," thought the little
girl, with u lump in her throat. "lie
hasn't got any more homo than n rab
bit I And Uncle Joe don't really like
dogs not even now.
"Oh, dear mel" pursued Carolyn
Mny. "It's uwful hard to be an or
phan. But to bo n poor orphan Just
a charity one Is u whole lot worse, 1
guess. I wonder If I ought to stay i
with Uncle Joo nnd Aunty Rose und
innko them so much trouble?"
Tho thought bit deep Into the little
girl's very impressionable mind. She
wished to be ulono nnd to think over
tills really tragic thing that faced
her the ugly fact that she was u
"And you'ro a charity dog, Prince
Cameron," she said aloud, looking
down at the mongrel who walked so-
(lately ucsluo ner along tno country
Tho Ilttlo girl had loitered along the
road until It was now dinner time.
Indeed, Aunty Rose would have had
tho meal on tho tnble twenty minutes
earlier. Mr. Stagg had evidently re
mained at The Corners to sell the cow
and cat dinner too thus "killing two
birds with ono stone."
And here Cnrolyn Mny and Prlnco
wero nt Mr. Pnrlow's carpenter shop,
Just as the old man was tnklng off his
apron preparatory to going In to his
dinner. When Miss Amnnda was away
nursing, tho carpenter ate at a neigh
Now Miss Amanda appeared on the
"Where are you going, Ilttlo girl?"
she asked, smiling.
"nomo to Aunty Rose," said Carolyn
Mny bravely. "But I guess I'm luto
"Don't you want to come In and ent
with us, Cnrolyn Mny? Your own din
ner will bo cold."
"Oh, mny I?" cried tho little girl. '
Somehow she did not feel thnt sho i
could faco Undo Joe just now with '
this now thought that Chet Gormley's
words had put Into her heart. Then
she hesitated, with her hand on tho
"Will there bo some scraps for ,
Prince?" she nsked. "Or bones?"
"1 believe I enn find something for
Prince," Miss Amanda replied. "I owo
him more thnn one good dinner, 1
guess, for killing thnt snnke. Come In
nnd we will see."
Carolyn Mny thought thnt Miss
Amanda, in her houso dress nnd mined
apron, with sleeves turned back nbovo
her dimpled, brown elbows, was pret
tier than ever. Her cheerful observa
tions qulto enlivened Carolyn May
"I think you nro lovely, Miss Amnn
dn," sho said as she helped wipe the
dishes after tho carpenter had gone
back to tho shop. "I shall always lovo
you. I guess that anybody who ever
did lovo you would keep right on doing
so till they died I They Just couldn't
"Indeed?" said tho woman, luughlng.
"And how nbout you, Chicken LltUo?
Aren't you universally beloved too?"
"Oh, I don't expect so, Miss Aman
da," said tho child. "I wish I was." "
"Why aren't you?"
."I I Well, I guess It's Just be
cause I'm not," Carolyn May said des
perately. "You see, after nil, Miss
Amanda, I'm only u charity child "
"Oh, my child I" exclaimed Miss
Anvmiln. "Who told you that?"
"I I just heard about It," confi -nod
tho Ilttlo visitor.
"Not from Aunty Roso Kennedy ?
"Oil, no, ma'nm."
"Did that Did your uncle tell you
such u thing?"
"Oh, no! He's Just ns good nv ho
can be. But of course ho doesn't llko
children. You know he doesn't. Vnd
he Just 'boiulnatcs dog3l
Carolyn and Prince have an.
other adventure, In which they
play the part of nood Satnnri.
tanc. Watch for tho next In-etailment.
(TO BE CONTLNUEO)
The Grime of
By HAMLIN GARLAND
o 77u Vlitlhmtes
To my mind, one of the noblest
phases of this war Is the outburst of
generous clvlng on the part of the
great merchants and manufacturers of
America. It would be an Injustice not
to admit this.
The Impulse which leads a man to
forego n salary of seventy-live thou
sand dollars per annum or to neglect
an enormous bushiest for a position
on the government roll at one dollar
per year Is mngnllleeut. I for one am
Nnot disposed to cavil or criticize by
Olivine I f Icj itfiuv tn ilvn im ii mil-I
nry of that size 'because It argues it '
wealth which Is sufficient without It."
I urn willing to jaunt the line spirit
which lends men like Enruch, Itnscn
wuld, Crane and House to give of their
time and money uud genius to the
cause for which we are lighting. My
only care Is to see that I give In the
same proportion and In the same mood.
Without doubt there Is less of con
scienceless profiteering In this war
than In either the Civil war or the
Spanish war, but having granted this,
we ure still confronted with the fnct
that there are In America today a I
groat many men seeking ways to levy :
tribute on those who ure unable to
elude their demands. i
No Objection to Fair Profit.
The shnnkeeiior no less Hum the
manufacturer, the pork-packer ns well
as the cotton grower, are In this attack
on the pockets of the consumer. The
nrneess In tho fuse of inniiiifjietiireil
articles Is simple. Take, for convent-, treated by society and by the departm
ent example, shoes. It Is true that hides incut of Justice,
are somewhat higher, that labor Is i These are times when bravery and
costlier, but as u matter of fact a I
few cents will pay for the difference '
In the cost of the shoes on which the j
retailer now asks a protlt or four dol-1 nnd nlns! the opportunity for profiteer
lars. Ho has doubled the price, not be-! ing will augment; und unless some
cnuse he must but because he can. 1
This Is u crime and should be punish
ed ns such.
No one will object to u fnlr profit
on the part of the manufacturer and
the dealer, but to this remorseless prof
Itccrlng the government must put a j
Labor and the
By ROBERT GRANT
Of The Vlellantcj
(Itobert Grant, Judge of the Probate
Court of Boston,- author of Unleavened
Bread, Tho Chlppendnles, An Average
Man, und other uovels, und one of the
overseers of Hurvnrd University, Is
one of the most distinguished members
of the Amerlcun Academy of Arts nnd
Only two classes havo been benellted
financially by the war: the people with
material or products essential to Its
conduct nnd the men und women
whose earning power has doubled or
trebled through the departure overseas
of the young, able-bodied men of tho
nation. Some lurge sums hnvo been
made by tho dealers In supplies which
the government required ; but congress
may bo counted on to tnke euro of sur
plus profits henceforth until the re
turn of pence. Yet for every profiteer
(to propotuuto an ugly word for
lnck of a better) lu munitions or mer
chandise there nre u hundred thou
sand working men and women who ttr
on easy street for the llrst time In
their lives because of the advaucc In
wages. While people on u llxed In
come, such us clerks, school tenchcrn
nnd letter carriers, ure having dim
culty In making two ends meet, nu
merous employees of one kind or nn-
other ure, comparatively speaking, In
Tho sensation Is an agreeable one
and no one begrudges It to them; cer
tainly not In the llrst Hush of prosper
ity when the deslro to buy things,
which they have never been nblo to
nfford and nlways hankered nfter,
makes tho dollars burn In their pock
ets. One has only to inquire In order
to iiNccrtnln that business In many
lines Is going on ns usual, not through
the purchases of old customers but of
a brand new set Intent on dlverso
j minor luxuries thnt ono associates
with a full purse.
I The Heyday of Labor.
j In n sense this wnr period Is tho hey
day of labor, for tho reason that nn
nrmv of people of smnll means are
better off than they ever werw before.
But If these wage earners nro to emu
loto tho patriotism of tln-lr brothers
who aro giving their lives mngnlll
I centlv In order to crush smil-stllllng
I mlllfirlsm nnd safeguard d-mnerne.v,
i their watchword must be lbr(ft, tint In
dul:"iice; they must liiculeite saving,
not '-pending, i:rept by rigorous In
' dlvMuul self denl: I and the dedication
of '. savings of tho ma"s to th
can of world liberty the war can
not he won. We nre all of us In the
trendies or enn be If we ehon by do
ing what the government nhks of us,
nnd 'he slacker N he or she v ho bav
in" 'he opportunity for service Is too
hor.!-1 or light-minded to rNo tn It.
Tn tho llrst pln.-o we are asked to
fore") or to be abstemious In using
certMn foodhiiUTs so thnt our soldiers
i nnd their allies mny have all that they
stop. It Is taking nn unfair n' i
of purchasers who are holplc-s ' pro-
test or whose Individual protests cur-
ry no weight. I
The profiteering principle extends to i
tho smallest articles a 'end pencil, for
another Instance. Pencils have gone
from live to ten cents not because tho
extra lead costs a fraction of a cent
more, but because to riili:e the price
from five cents to a dime Is the deuU i
er's notion of it proper war protlt. !
There in some excuse for a salaried
mail or n wage earner who demands
an Increase In pay, for the leaping cost !
oi living is lorcing sucn uciunuus, uui
there Is no valid excuse for the man
who merely seeks to Increase his prof
its. It Is n ci line against tho helpless
when the dealers and manufacturer!!
deliberately conspire against the fam
ilies of the soldiers who have gonu
away to light against a military despo
tism. Their families mtut be protected
against the prolltccr ut home.
Condemn the Profiteers.
Mm1 ? .,1"ll h? xh? .B.VIT!):
mi in, y laws rignny eniorceu, inn uu
more can be done by a system of os-
tracism, of social condemnation. Wo
can add to the rising spirit of gener
ous forbearance by recognizing it
wherever we tlnd It. and wo can make i
profiteering odious, ns well as against
the law, by openly condemning thoxo
who practice it. '
T.i me I hero Is sn.iiotiil.nr iieeullarlv
repulsive In the greedy spirit of tho
profiteer. I can excuse the (Senium hpy,
for it is conceivable that he Is working
under orders like a soldlei, 1 can for
give the enemy alien, for nfterullhls
heart Is German or Austrian, but for
the man who takes advantage of his
fellow citizens In time of war I have
a deep hatred. lie Is to ine it traitor
tn nil flint In line mill generous In
American mnnhood, tin enemy citizen
doing the work of the knlser quite as
effectively us though he curried a gun.
Ills: iietlnn Is n eiline and should be SO
generosity are In the ascendant. As
the wnr goes on the need of thee
great virtues will Increase, but also
check Is placed upon It we will nil feel
the pinch of the profiteering greedy
claw. We must back up the govern
ment In Its work, but we should ttlo
characterize clearly and strongly our
hatred of the robber no matter where
he may bo found.
require. This Is not much of n hard
ship for anybody. Next, everyone Is
Implored to be as econoinlcul as he or
she can In order to aid the government
to raise the gigantic sums necessary Genesis 28 :i:i-iri, .u-.uj. in our prny
for carrying on the wnr. This is no lng we should definitely plead God s
great hardship either. It Is a war of , promises in his word, on tho ground
endurance, the result of which will' of covenant relationship In Christ,
hinge on Individual self-sacrillce; vie- ' (3) Confesses unworthlness (v. 10).
torv is Impossible without co-operation In this he shows the proper spirit of
lu saving by the entire nation. The humility. () Presents definite petl
mnss Is not urged to give, but to sine, tirms (v. 11). Ho lnys before the Lord
Millions ure being given by the wealthy j the definite request to be delivered
'to maintain the various wnr charities. , from the wrath of Esau.
All that Is asked of the rank and lllo I 3. The nngel of Jehovah wrestling
Is thnt they shall not put Into their vith Jacob (32:21-32).
mouths or on their bucks the extra i in God's school of discipline, Ja
money which the shortngo of labor en- I cob Is making some Improvement, but
aides them t,o demnnd. When they j Ftill he Is under the swny of self
fall to live up to this they cense to bo WJU nnd self-trust. Though he had
patriots and become prollteerers. Tho lnld tho matter definitely before tho
next best proof of loyalty to laying Lord, he thought that his scheming
down one's life Is to save. And whnt would render God some nsslstnncc.
nn easy thing Unit Is compared to go- , Accordingly, he sent presents ahead
In? over the top or facing a bombard- i tn uppease tho anger of Esau. While
incut. Journeying along, u man met him nnd
No One Should Obstruct.
Finally, the government nsks thnt no
one shall obstruct the winning of tho
wnr. Here Is tho opportunity for labor
to be of Immense service or greut In-
Jury. If tho men nnd women whose
r.v nlrnn.lv for iwnoilq wlinr IheV
iiuve ever warned before choose to hold
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up the national Industries In order to
obtain more, they nro false to their
brothers In Franco nnd range them
selves with the enemy. They hnvo tho
power to do so, for unlike the lighting
men nnd the railroads they have not
been conscripted. Wo henr many
prophecies of tho stnrtllng changes that
aro to come with victory, chief among
which Is the assumption that the day
of the capitalistic prollteercr Is over.
We are told that the dawn of a new
economic era Is In sight. If this bo
true, labor's stake In this most ter
rible nnd relentless of wars Is greater
than that of any other class. If greed
nnd Indifference prevail Germany will
win; for a "draw" would bo tanta
mount to a resumption of militarism
and the Indefinite postponement of tho
social democratic program. Without
tho whole-hearted nld of tho workers
at home our bruvo men nt tho front
will be powerless to conquer. On the
anniversary which murks tho holiday
of Industrial Industry this should bo
homo In mind. And, further, It may
be said that u world quickened to Its
depths In Its resolution to oxtlrpnto
overlords Is In no mood to tolerate tho
substitution of ono tyrant for nnother.
D'SCOP.D NOW IS DISLOYALTY
By LE ROY HURON KELSEY
of the VlrjUanteo.
If norrh'ini'o you find a fo.v
Who rcf or fall lo do
ThtngH to diov that thoy uro trim,
.S'nnuM th.-y try to cause vnrast,
I'MulitliiR whether pliuut arc lioat,
Or that can meat tho teA,
Bhoulil t'iy Bool; to protltcrr,
Or attcii ni to pcoff uml Jear,
Ami imiNimn to Interfere,
Should tr-oy hurl rcpronch or Mnmo
On our P vtrnmnnt'H fair immo,
Or by vln ins lies Influmo,
rtitverlze 'cm I
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!! HI"' I i W II I I t
LESSON FOR NOVEMBER 24
JACOQ AND ESAU RECONCILED.
LESSON TEXT-Genosls 33:1-11.
QOMJE.V TEXT A soft answer turncth
avay wrath. Proverbs 1G:1.
DEVOTIONAL HKADINCJ I'nalms 45.
ADDITIONAL MATKIMAL-acncsIs 32:
From Bethel, Jacob went to Pndnn
oram to his mother's people. Here ho
nerved I.aban for twenty years four
teen years for his wives and six years
for certain wages. In his dealings
with I.aban he finds his match two
schemers get together "diamond cuts
1. Jacob Departs for Canaan (31:
The time had come for Jncob to
co back to his kindred In the land ot
Canaan. The Lord instructed him so
to do (V. III). TllOllgll going lorwnni
tn.dcr the direction of (Sod, his Jacob
nature caused him to take clandestine
leave of Laban. When I.aban renllzcd
the situation ho went in hot pursuit,
but Cod appeared unto him in n dream
and warned him against nny act of vi
olence toward Jacob. They formed a
compact und I.nban returned home.
II. Jacob on the Way (chapter 32.)
I.ahun's return freed Jacob from
the enemy who wns pursuing him from
chlnd, but he faced a more formlda-
ble one in the person of Esau,
1. Jucob meeting the IlllgelS (V. 1).
Two camps of angels met him to
glvo him tho assurance that God would
he with hlni according to his promise.
Notwithstanding this, he continued to
Fiheme. lie sent n. deputation with a
message of good cheer to Esau.
2. Jacob praying (vv. 0-12).
Ksuu made no reply to .Tn cob's mes
sage, but went forward with an nrmy
of men, four hundred strong, to meet
Jacob. Jacob Is In great distress,
therefore he casts himself upon God
'.n prayer. This Is a fine specimen of
effectual prayer. It Is short, direct,
nnd enrnest. (1) Ho reminds God of
his command issued for his return,
and nlso of the covenant promlso
(31 :3). Surely God would not Issue
a command nnd then leave him In such
... m . ... f..i. Mi..
a strnit. (-; neuus uimn iiiuiwnu
ns to his personal safety (v. 0, cf.
wrestled with him, but Jncob knew not
; who he wns. Perhaps he thought that
i Fnsu had pounced upon him in tho
"'nrk. He exerted every ounce of
strength In what he thought was tho
struggle for his very life. The morn-
Insr WHS IllUiroachlng, nil(l Still tllO
wrestlers continued, Jacob not know
ing It wns Jehovah manifest in hu
man form. Tills is the second crisis
in Jacob's life. He did not dare to
enter the promised land under tho con- ,
trol of his self-sullldency ; his selfish
will must be broken : his .Incob-naturo
must be changed. God humbled him
by dislocating his thigh. When thus
humbled, he quit wrestling and dung
to God. Ho got the blessing when he,
conscious of his weakness, lnld hold
4. Jacob gets n new nnmo (v. 28).
Ho was no longer Jncob, tho sup
plnntor; but Israel, a plnce of God.
His new name was given him nfter
he had n new nature. , He came faco
to faco with God, and faco to faco
with himself, and fought tho bnttlo to
n finish. Wo must hnvo the new na-l.-.re
before we can enter the plnco of
blessing. Jncob came tn realize time
( he had been struggling with God, for
h called tho place "Penlel," wnicn
! menus "faco to face with God."
IN. Jacob Meets Esau (33:1-11).
God hnd evidently wrought with,
Enu, for when Jacob approached him
tho sting of bitterness was gone. It
was not Jacob's scheming that re
moved Esnu's anger, but the nctlon of
the Supernatural upon his heart. At
.Tabbok Jacob got right with God, so
vhen he mot Esau it was an easy
matter to get right with him. When
ve nro right with God It Is nn easy
matter to get right with our brother.
In This Life.
We henr much of love to God. Christ
spoke much of love to man. We tnnko
n grent deal of pence with henven.'
Christ made mtidi of peneo on earth.
Religion Is not n strango or added
thing, but the Inspiration of the ocu
lar life, tho breathing of nn eternal
spirit through this temporal world.
Man and His Faith.
Faith Is tho substratum of llfo; so
that a mnn will bo as he believes, and
will believe us he lives. Wm. M. Toy-
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