The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, August 12, 1910, Page 6, Image 6
THK NOHFOLK WKl-KI.Y N'KWS-.lorUNAL , yillUAV , "AUGl'ST ' 12 , 1910 SOCIETY j Pleasures of the Week. Mr. and Mrs. C L. Chnffco are on- jovlng a visit with Mr. CliaffeD's daughter , Mrs. ( } . 1 Ilabcock and tliriv ! children from Mexico City , Mexico Mr Ilabcock Is one of the I'Uernn- tlonal Kocrctarlos for the Y. M. C. A , In the lopiibllc of Mexico. Mrs. Babcock - cock , who Is a very fine vocalist , wl'l ' ( ting In the Methodist church tomor row morning. William Reynolds celebrated his fllxth birthday on Tuesday. Thirty llttlo friends spent the hours from 2 to C o'clock with him , and had a jolly tlmo. Mrs. Reynolds served a nice lunch for the youngsters. Mrs. C. L. Chaffco entertained the members of the Jenny Wren club on Wednesday afternoon , In honor of her little guests , Mary and Elizabeth Dab rock. Mrs. J. L. Knnls entertained the young girls' guild of Trinity church Monday evening. The hostess served nice icfrosbmeiits during the evening , The Daughters of the King enjoyed ! i pleasant meeting with Mrs. Fred aettingor on South Eighth Btreet Tuesday afternoon. The girls' missionary society of the Methodist .church enjoyed a picnic nupper at the clmutnun.ua grounds on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. John Friday entertained Mrs \V. P. Logan and her guest , Mrs. Joseph soph Strawhorn of , St. Paul , at dlnnei on Monday. Personals. Alfred Mayer of Lincoln has been visiting at the homo of his uncle , So ] G. Mayer , the past week. Mrs. Ina Southwick and son Artliui left for a visit to Chicago and othei eastern points. Mrs. M. Lau of Chicago arrived in Norfolk Wednesday noon for n month's visit In the home of her daugh ter , Mrs. S. M. Uraden. Mrs. Charles Hays and little son loft Tuesday for their home in Den ver , after a week's visit in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Hays. Mrs. C. E. Uurnlmm and Mrs. W. N Huso went to Ponca , Nob. , on Thurs day to a house party In the homo ol Dr. and Mrs. J. M. O'Connell. Mrs. G. II. Culver and daughtei Isabel and Mrs. G. M. Culver and son Stanley of Chicago arrived today noon for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. S. M Brnden. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Johnson and children returned to their homo ir Chicago Thursday noon after ji month's visit with relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Ralnbolt lefl Thursday noon for a two weeks' out Ing at Green Lake , Minn. Mrs. W. II Ducholz and sons , Fritz and Ardcn ol Omaha joined them at Sioux City am ; will accompany them. : ON THE Stage G. M. COHAN INTO VAUDEVILLE1 For Two Weeks This Fall He is Offer ed a $20,000 Contract. New York , Aug. 6. George M. Co ban Is likely to be a vaudeville stai ' for a couple of weeks this fall. Mar cus Loew , the vaudeville manager , has offered the actor , manager , producer $10,000 a week for two weeks to ap pear at his theater In Greater Nov York , and there Is n good chance tha Cohan will accept. If ho does , hi . srys , he will give the monov to chad ty. "Of course , there Is no money offci possible , that would draw Cohan Inti vaudeville , " sajd .Mr. Loew , discuss ing Ills plans for the coming season "I happen to be a very close- person al friend of his or I wouldn't hav induced him to do so. I fee ) prettj auro that he will accept , for ho toll me that if he did he would devote the money to charity. Whenever a mai begins to talk about what he Is go ing to dolth the money , It Is i good sign that he means buslnesu. " Bertha Kalich's New Woman Play Bertha Kalich will open her firs regular season as a star with the pro duction of an American drama , "Th < v.nman of To.Uy , " by Samuel Ship man. "The Woman of Today" deali with the conventional husband am the modern wife , who , upon her hus if id's sudden disappearance , assume ! control of his business. When thi husband returns and endeavors to reinstate instate himself the wife refuses ti submit to his legal and tradltlona prerogatives. Chevalier to Come Again. George C. Tyler , managing dlrecto for Llebler & Co , , returned on tin Oceanic from Europe and opened i bagful of surprises. One of them li that Albert Chevalier has again deserted serted the English music halls am will appear in this country this wlntei In o comedy , "The Caretaker , " li which ho will impersonate not a cost or , but a Frenchman. The piny li said to have some of the flavor o "Tho Music Master. " Ooo ooO- 'S BE ON Princeton's President May Ro Tendency Grovsiiu ) to Let Cduca- Democrdlic Candidate lor tioiul Theorists Lxperiment the Governorship of with American Political Jersey. Conditions. _ -non Uy J. A. LDGLUTON. RESIDENT WOODROW WIL SON of Princeton university is being boomed for governor of New Jersey as a preliminary to his nomination as the Democratic can didate for president. That Is the lat est big political fact that has chal lenged the notice of the American pee ple.The The sponsors of Wilson's boom for president and therefore of his candi dacy for governor are said to bo ex- Senator James Smith of New Jersey , Roger G. Sullivan of Illinois and Colonel nel George Harvey , editor of Harper's Weekly. The announcement was made after President Wilson had been In conference at the Lawyers' club In New York. For all of these several reasons and some others political wiseacres opine that Wall street Is back of the move. They recall that Colonel Harvey fought Roosevelt , that Koger Sullivan was read out of the Democratic party by Bryun and that ex-Senator Jim Smith has long been regarded ns a llt tlo brother of the trusts. However these things be , the big pa pers of the country are taking Woodrow - row Wilson's candidacy for governor of New Jersey seriously , and if ho should be nominated and elected to that ofllco his candidacy for the presi dency would bo more serious yet. Therefore ho is a factor to be reckoned with. Mentioned For 1008. It was in 1000 that Colonel Harvey first nominated Wilson for president He threw it out as a mere brilliant passing thought , like BO many of the Harvey suggestions , but contrary to his expectations and his experience- It "caught on. " All sorts of letters were received from all sorts of cor- nersi of the land approving the pro posal. For once iu his life Colonel Harvey had struck a popular chord , so ho kept on booming Wilson. True , nothing came of It in 1008. Bryan wanted that nomination , and the Democratic party wanted him to have it. Now apparently both Bryan and the party have changed their minds and there Is a chance for some body else. "Why not Wilson ? " says Harvey , so he tries for the delicious experience of again striking the popu lar chord. But ho has grown wiser in the four years. Ho has learned that the American people demand In the presidency a man of some political ex perience. So he decides to try his can didate In the governorship of New Jer sey and so qualify him for the blggor Job. At least to a man up n political tree that looks like the psychology of the proposition. Let us give Colonel Harvey due cred it for one thing. He has again caused that coveted popular chord to vibrato The talk of Wilson for governor Is buzzing all over New Jersey , and soon the gossip of him for president will be humming throughout the country. Wilson n Cleveland Democrat. Woodrow Wilson was the friend ol Grover Cleveland. While the ex-presi dent was a lecturer at Princeton the two frequently discussed politics and kindred topics. Their views were in close accord , both believing In lofty standards , Individual honesty and cour age , both being old school Democrats and both opposing Bryan. Public af fairs are congenial topics with Dr. Wil son , for. while his highest reputation has been gained as an educator , his chief Interest is political economy and government. Possibly that Is because he was born in Virginia or because ho once practiced law In Atlanta , or it may be duo to temperament. Wilson Is not only a political econo mist , but n historian , some of whose works have become text books. Among others he Is the author of "Congres' slonal Government , " which appeared In 1885 and Immediately gained him n reputation as an original thinker ; "Tho State , " which came out In 1SSO , dealIng - Ing with all branches of constitutional government ; "Division and Reunion. " covering American history from 1820 to 1SSO ; "Mere Literature and Other Essays , " "George Washington" and a "History of the People of the United States. " Most of these books are standard au thorities In colleges , and all of them show research , scholarship and In places brilliancy. "Division and Re union , " while written from tlio view point of the southerner , reveals a breadth and wholesome Americanism that rob It of offense for northern read ers. Has Grasp of Events. In all his political and historical writings Dr. Wilson shows himself a fundamental Democrat with a pecul iar Insight Into the spirit and purposes of the founders and builders of the nation. He Is also a lecturer who speaks before popular assemblies as well as before educational and scien tific bodies. Ills voice Is said to re semble that of Henry Ward Beecher. Dr. Wilson Is fifty-throe years of age and was graduated from Prince ton at the ago of twenty-two. He was christened Thomas Woodrow. and In college was called "Tommy , " but like Grover Cleveland , who was originally Stephen Grover. he amputated the first name. Alter leaving Princeton Wilson studied law in the University of Virginia and practiced in Atlanta for two years. It was while in Geor gia that be mot and later married Miss Ellen Louise Axsou , a belle of Sa vanna. From 1883 to 1885 ho took a post graduate course In Johns Hopkins , after which ho became professor of history and political economy at Brvn Mnwr He next held the same chair nt Wesleyan university. From 1S)0 ! ) to 1H)2 ! ) he was professor of jurispru dence and politics nt Princeton. Willie In tills position ho was offered the presidency of other colleges at an ad vance of salary , but preferred to re main with his alma mater. Since 1002 he has been president of Princeton. Knows a Good Story. Despite the fact that he Is n digni fied educator , Dr. Wilson enjoys and on occasion tells n good story. Here Is one concerning his predecessor , the late Dr. McCosli. Wilson says that McCosh was known to crack a Joke only once. It wan ut an evangelical alliance attended by ministers of various denominations. Dr. McCosh was there as a Presby terian. The presiding olllcer , a Bap tist , remarked : "Brethren , I presume that , whatever else our differences mav be In deuom- Emory the head < > f the tariff board and asked President llndloy of Yale to take llrxi place tin the commission to look Into stock watering. .1 nines B Angell. Andrew D White and same others have been recognized In for elgn ambassadorships. Jacob Gould Schurmaii was on the Philippines cnin- nilsxlnii , but wo never put the head nf a college at the head of the nation There Is one exception. 1 believe , as James A. Garlleld In his youth had been president of a small college Why should we nut draft the kinn\l- udse. training and high Ideals of the teachers In our government service ? For example , uhy should not the train ed political economist have some part In the actual working out of the politi cal economy of the nation ? If It be ob jected that they are only theorists , then give them a chance to correct the defect by practical experience. Both the college ami the government would bo the gainers , the government In ex pert knowledge and the college In ac tual contact with affairs. , lt Is In this spirit that Woodrow Wilson's friends urge him as a candi date for governor of New Jersey with the presidency of the United States In the perspective. Can he get It ? Well. Bob Davis of Hudson county and Jim Smith are both reported for him , and when these two get together something usually happens. As for the election- hut that Is a different matter. PRESIDENT \VOODUO\\ WILSON Ul PiilM'h'lO.N AMJ NMV JLU SEY CAPITOL AT TRENTON. iimuonnl belief , we can satyly say that the Apostles' creed Is a ph'tform upon which we can all stand. " Thereupon Dr MeC'osb leaned over to his nelghbot. the Methodist minis ter , and whispered In his rich Scotch brogue : "I should na care to 'descend into hell' with un Episcopalian. " Here Is another good story that Dr. Wilson tells : A long winded and an cient southern lawyer had been mak ing a plea for three whole days. The judge became Impatient and In as po lite away us he could admonished him to cut It short. "And do you know , " says Dr. Wilson , "the old barrister declared that the last four days of his argument were a marvel of condensation. " Recommended Own Portrait. A Princeton man nov located In New York relates the following anecdote of a chance meeting with Dr. Wilson : Going Into Scrlbner's bookstore one morning this gentleman saw a smooth faced , middle aged man In glasses and without a hat and naturally took him for a clerk. Woo.lrow Wilson had just been elected president of Princeton , and the former student wanted to find out something about him , Of the sup posed clerk lie asked for some book by Wilson containing his portrait. "There Is no portrait of Wilson In any of ills books. " replied he of the glasses , "but if you will look In" here he named n certain magazine , giving the month and year "you will find a fair likeness of him. " Then , picking up n hat. ho bowed and went out. "Do you know who that was ? " asked the mystified Princeton man of a real clerk this time. "Professor Woodrow Wilson , " was the answer. Here Is one of Dr. Wilson's mottoes : "You don't send a boy to college to find an education ; It's to find himself. " Of the trusts he has said : "Tho thing that keeps water In stocks Is secrecy. If this board were taken out of the sluiceway the water would all run out , and then people would know what they had left. " College Presidents In Public Office. Wo have had much talk of the scholar in politics , but outside of diplomatic positions and a few com missions we have never placed a col lege president in public ofllco. Presi dent Taft made Professor n. C. DIAMOND FIELD PROVES RICH Southwest Africa Properties Worth $50,000,000 to Germany. Germany has a better Investment in her southwest African diamond Qelds than has been supposed , thinks Dr. Paul Rohrbach. who has gone over the ground thoroughly. Dr. Rohrbach says that eighteen months ago estimates of from $25,000,000 to $ oO,000,000 as the value of the Ludcrltz bay properties were dismissed as unduly optimistic. These properties Include all the claims between the twenty-sixth degree of south latitude and the Orange river. One of these claims , which has an area of 12)00 acres and is In the neighbor hood of Luderltz bay , will , he says , yield this year diamonds to a market value of S2.,000.000. This property has been worked su perficially by the same company for two years , and the results already ob tained and an Investigation at deeper levels fully Justify this forecast Other claims have not been worked so well or so long as this , but from his person al experience Dr Rohrbach thinks they , too. will pan out much better than was expected. Negroes Own Virginia Bank. The negroes of Richmond. Va. , have established a bank witli a capital stock of S100.000. The bank owns Its own home , a handsome building with thirty-five office rooms , In addition to the handsome quarters for the bank Itself. The officers and directors are all prosperous negroes who have made th ir money In that city by Industry and thrift and have wisely saved it Instead of wasting It. The lessons of life are lost If they do not Impress us with the necessity of making ample allowances for the Im mature conclusions of others. Swift's Sarcasm. "My brethren. " said Dean Swift In a sermon , "there are three sorts ol pride of rlchea , of birth and of tal ents. I shall not now speak of the latter , uono of you being liable to that abominable vice. " She Got It. IIo ( time 11:30 : p. in. ) Anil you will think of mo when I am gone ? She ( suppressing a yawn ) I'll try to if you'll ever give me an opportunity. 00 < > - S PULPIT. . . Sermon by The Desire of CHARLES T. RUSSELL , All Nations. Pastor Brooklyn Tabernacle. "I will shake all nations , and the desire of all nations shall come" ( Haggai ii , 7) ) . July 31. Celeron , N. Y. Today at this place Pastor Russell of Brooklyn Tabernacle addressed the Internation al Itlble Students Association about 1,000. He said- : The great Messiah , "King of Glory , " has long been waited for by the civil ized nations. For thirty-five centuries the Jews have waited for him as the great Prophet foreshadowed by Moses and foretold by him ( Acts 111 , 22) ) ; and as the Great King foreshadowed by their Kings David and Solomon ; and as their glorious Priest typified by Aaron , but specially In the former's majesty as king and priest foreshown by Melchisedek a priest upon his Throne ( Psalm ex , 4) ) . Free masons have waited twenty-five hundred years for the same glorious personage , as Hiram Ablff , the great Master Mason whoso death , glorltlea- tion and future appearing are contin ually set before them by the letters upon their keystones. He died a violent lent death , they claim , because of his loyalty to the Divine secrets typed In Solomon's Temple. He must reappear , thej claim. In order that the great antltypieal Temple may be completed and Its grand service for Israel and for all peoples may be accomplished. They claim that his presence Is to bo ex pected speedily. Christians of every shade , in proportion tion as they are conversant with the Bible ( Old Testament and New ) be lieve , also. In a great Temple builder who died because of bis faithfulness to ( he Divine plans , ro the spiritual Temple , the elect Church (1 ( Peter II , 1 , fit. Him they expect to come a second end time "In ] > ewer and great glory" to complete the Temple which Is his Body , and In and through that spirit ual and glorious Temple to bless Is rael and all the families of the earth. Ills second presence In glory and pow er , but invisible to men. is believed to be Imminent. The Mohammedans , nls > o worship ping the God of Abraham. Isaac and Jacob and David and Solomon , are also expecting a great Heavenly Mes senger to bless them and all peoples by the establishment of a heavenly Kingdom. They have awaited his com ing for centuries. They believe his Kingdom to be near at hand. Who Is This King of Glory ? The same glorious personage will ful fill all these desires these hopes. Is It not time that all of these peoples , fearing God and hoping in his prom ises , should come together in one hope , in one expectation ? It must be so , for do wo not read prophetically , "Tho de sire of all nations shall come ! " We are well aware that great bar riers lie between these multitudes ; but we hold that they are chiefly barriers of superstition and Ignorance. In the past they have pulled apart , and have slandered and persecuted one another. If now they will sympathetically draw near to each other , surely they will find much to appreciate in each oth er's hopes and alms. The Basis of Sympathy. The fact that the Jews and Moham medans , Catholics and Protestants and Free Masons , all base their faith on the Old Testament of the Holy Scrip tures , is ground for the better under standing pleaded for. All Christians must accept the au thority of the Hebrew Scriptures be cause the founder of Christianity , Jesus , and his special mouthpieces , the Apostles , taught nothing contrary to the Law and the Prophets. Indeed , they quoted from the Old Testament in proof of every doctrine advanced. They claimed that they neither de stroyed nor Ignored the Old Testament , but merely noted Us fulfillment. The error In the past has been the general disposition to appeal to super stition and prejudice and bigotry , rath er than to facts and Scripture. Wo must reverse the lever In order to at tain tlio good results in order to see rye to eye. What All Can Agree To. All agree that the world needs the Divine blessing ! All agree that wo have been laboring under a mistake in supposing that education and civiliza tion are alone necessary to secure hu man happiness. Wo pcrc lve that the greater the civilization the greater is the unrest ; and the broader the edu cation the greater are the suggestions and opportunities for taking selflsh ad vantage of others. All are agreed that only the later In ventions , telephones , etc. , and our modern and costly police precautions make It possible to live In civilized lands and that , despite nil these , mur ders are a hundred-fold what they were fifty years ago. In those days a murder would bo detailed and discuss ed for a year. Now we give llttlo hood to several reported In each day's news papers. Thousands are executed , other thousands are Imprisoned for life and we pay llttlo heed so gradually have wo become accustomed to these horrors rors of our civilization and education. We oppose these with Church and mission Influences , with Sunday- ecnoois , y. M. C. A.'s , with courts , Ju venile and Superior , and yet they In crease. Wo penalize the carrying of weapons and bombs and wisely pro hlblt Inflammatory speeches , and the better Informed know that Christen doui Is like a twwder-mugazlno which -u Rome unlucky friction between the classes may any day explode. All Hopes Really One. Admitting that all mankind are Im perfect , "born In sin and shapeu in Iniquity , " we nevertheless cannot as sent to the doctrine of Total Deprav ity that there Is nothing good In any man ; or In all men. Each one who prays "forgive us our trespasses as wo forgive others" should concede that others , ns well as himself , would pre fer righteousness to .sin , If the envi ronment were different If his appetite were not so perverse , If his will power were not so Inadequate So , then , whether Jew , Mohammedan , Catholic , Free Mason or Protestant , do we not all really desire the one thing ? And do we not admit , after centuries of endeavor along different lines , that God alone can .send us the aid which the whole world so greatly needs ? We do ! Let ns now formulate this "dcslro of all nations" from those Holy Scrip tures which we all acknowledge. Let us see that It is exactly what we all have been looking and praying for under different names : It Is the King dom of God ! the Kingdom of Allah ! Its rule Is to be "under the whole heavens" however heavenly or spiri tual the great ruler will be ( Daniel vll. 27i. Under Its bcnellceut and uplifting Influence the glorious result will be that God's will shall be done on earth as completely as It Is now done In heaven. This Is exactly what the Scriptures declare that sin and Igno rance \\lll be done away ; that the knowledge of the glory of God's char acter will till the whole earth. It meann Mroug government exer cised for the test rain t of sin and for the freeing of mankind from slavery to sin the slavery < > f Inherited weak nesses entailed by Adam's disobedi ence. The great Heavenly King , the Son of David , who will do these things , according to the Law and the Proph ets , will have many titles Indicating various features of his greatness. "He shall be called Wonderful. Counsellor , the mighty Klohim , the Prince of Peace , and the Father ( life-giver ) of eternal life ( Isaiah Ix , ( i ) . lie is called the Savior by the Proph et Isaiah ( xlv , 15) ) , for he shall " .save from their sins" and from the penalty of sin all who shall become "his pee ple. " And all who will wickedly re fuse his rule of righteousness and his assistance out of sin and death eon- dltlons will be esteemed "wicked" in the proper sense of that woul ; and of these we read : "All the wicked will ho destroy. " Love Righteousness Hate Iniquity. We have had too much of hatred and persecution because of the differences in our degrees of knowledge as ex pressed 1 our differences of belief. Let this cease. Let us unite In our love for righteousness and in our hatred of unrighteousness In-equlty. Let us rultlvate such a sympathy for the com ing reign of righteousness to be estab lished by Messiah ( by whatever name he and his Kingdom may be handed lown to usi that our characters shall bo more and more Influenced and transformed by the prophetic view. Wo are all agreed that Messiah's King dom Is nigh , even knocking at the door of the world. In the wonderful Inven tions of our day we have the very fore- gleams of that Kingdom as outlined iu prophecy. The necessities of the case also corroborate this : The tension be tween Capital and Labor will soon be to its limit and break ; the grasp of monopoly will soon be so strong that the masses will be ground between the upper and the nether millstones ; our high-tension living la calculated soon to have our race In the mad hpuse ; specialists say , within one cen tury. Let u believe the Word of God delivered by the prophets of old. Let us prepare our hearts for , thc Great King and know that such will have the chief blessing. "He Must Reign Until. " According to the Bible the reign of the prombed Great King shall not bean an eternal reign. Eventually the do minion of earth originally given to Adam and lost by disobedience and consequent Incapacity , is to be restor ed to sucli of Adam's race as shall at tain earthly perfection and Jehovah's approval. Messiah's Empire will be a Mediatorial one and. according to the Scriptures , will continue only one thou sand years. But we are assured that the period will be quite sufllclcnt for the great work to be accomplished. Father Adam , after being sentenced for sin "Dying thou shall die , " expe rienced the dying processes for 030 years. Contrariwise the world will , under the Messiah's rule as.King and Priest ( MelchSedek. Psalm ex. -J ) , gradually rise up. up. up , out of sin and death conditions during a very similar period of time. Paradise restored will no longer be a garden merely , but the whole earth , as God's footstool , shall be made glorious ( Isaiah Ix , 13) ) . The promises of God to the children of Isaac and Jacob arc not heavenly or spiritual , but earthly. From Gcnesla to Malachl there Is not a suggestion of a heavenly or spiritual calling. If Christians have a heavenly calling It Is no cause for offense to Mohammedans and Jews neither of whom have conflicting hopes. There Ls no need for conflict every reason for Not only do the ancient prophecies foretell coming blessings of the Lord upon Jew and Gentile , bond and free , but the Law typlllcd.tho same. Every tlftleth year with the Jew was to be a Jubilee year a time of release from debts and from all bondage. The les son Is that Messiah's reign will bo the great time of jubilation to men , to all who will accept and obey bis rule. The cancellation of debts represents that Oed ( through Messiah ) will thus laneel the debt of Original Sinand , set free Adam and his nice. All will then be given a fresh start for life eternal. The setting free from bondage In thu Jubilee Year typed man's release from the weaknesses Inherited through Adam's fall. It will Include the resur rection from the dead , the great pris on-house mentioned by the Prophev ( Lsalnh Ixl , 1) ) . If wo see this great fact about to bo accomplished need wo quarrel about how It Is to be done ? Since It offers blessings to all who love God's righ teousness , why dispute over Shall we contend with God plans and promises except to * vir In jury ? Let us rejoice with the Jew. God has decreed for the natural seed of Abraham a glorious share In the great work of blessing the world to the Jew , first , this means a blessing ; to the , others later ! The Scriptures clearly teach that Messiah will estab lish the New Covenant with Jacob- natural Israel. Let all who reverence the Lord acquiesce In his arrange ments. And If ( he Jews shall someday see that ( he Oath-Bound Promise to Abraham meant two seeds , let them bo glad and rejoice In their portion. If the great Messiah soon to bo re vealed In power and great glory bo composed of "many members" on the spirit pltine , what matters It to Jacob , all of whose promises are on the earthly plane ? Moreover there Is no room for Jealousy anyway , for these "elect" who shall be on the spirit piano are of all nations the Jew being there given also the preferred place. Fur thermore the select or "elect" few are not either Christians or Jews In the ordinary usage of those words , but saintly , holy ones chosen by the Lord from every sect and party , because of their love for righteousness and faith fulness under trials. "I Will Shake the Earth. " The context shows us that "The de sire of all nations" will be realized as the result of a great shaking of the heavens and earth and sea and all nations. Tills Is prophetic of the great time of trouble , with which the col lapse of present Institutions will como about as precedent to the establish ment of Messiah's Kingdom "the de sire of nil nations. " Wo are not left to speculate respect ing the lmKrt ] of those words , "shake the heavns , the earth and the sea. " The great theologian , St. Paul , quoted this very passage in his epistle to the \ Hebrews ( xii , 20-2S ) . He pointed out / that the literal shaking of Mt. Sinai and the terrible sights associated at the tlmo of the inauguration of Israel's Law Covenant was but a feeble pic ture of the awful commotion which will prevail In Its antitype when Is rael's New ( Law ) Covenant will bo In stituted at Mt.Aon In the end of this Age at the hands of the antltyplcnl Moses Messiah. The prophet intimates that It will be a short , sharp , decisive shaking , quick ly accomplished. And the Apostle ex plains that it will be so thorough-going that everything that can bo shaken will bo shaken and will be removed. In other words , everything that Is In the nature of n temporary make-shift for righteousness , truth , equity , will be shaken out of the way not bo allowed to remain , because the Lord will make a thorough work. St. Paul Intimates that the Kingdom which the Church Is to receive will be the only Institu tion which will stand the shaking time and that only because the "Church of the First-born , whoso names are writ ten In heaven , " will have the Divine approval ; they will "be changed In a moment , In the twinkling of an eye" established enduring ! } " on the heaven ly plane at the Right Hand of God , principalities and powers being sub ject. "The Prince of Peace. " Notwithstanding the fact that Mes siah's Kingdom will be introduced by a period'of universal trouble , anarchy , etc. , wlilch will overthrow civilization ind uproot every sinful and Imperfect human organization , nevertheless thl.s wll ! eventually lead to the most pro found and most enduring peace. In that one great lesson humanity will learn the futility of its own endeavors and will cry unto the Lord for help and for the desired peace then "the desire of all nations shall come. " Referring to tills time of trouble the Prophet David declares of the Lord's work at that time , "Ho maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth. Ho breaketli the bow , and cut- teth the spear asunder" ( Psalm xlvl , ! ) ) . Then wonderfully ho announces the climax of It all , "Be still and know that I nm God. I will bo ex alted amongst the nations. I will be exalted in the earth. " The only true basis of peace Is righteousness and on this firm foundation Jehovah through ) his Anointed One will shortly estab- ' llsh it ( Psalm ilvl. in ) . Why Not Pass the Plate ? They ought to pass the plate at church weddings. It comes natural to do It In church , and to do so would add a pretty and useful employment to the duties of the ushers , who always have a little spare time before the bride arrives. And , really , getting married la moro expensive than ever , and , though wedding presents are ex cellent In their way , what the young people usually need the most is cash. Instead of the list of gifts which the newspapers sometimes print wo should \ read , "Tho collection yielded $4,000- 000. " That would bo nice. It Is much easier to store and care for money than plate and glass ! And money al ways tits and there is no such thing an an embarrassing duplication of dollars.