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BIBLE- '-ijlES I
Matthew 26:57-68-November 27
Whe Whes he.sa reviled. revited not again
iPeter 2..
E cannot do better at the open
in-g of this study than quote b
the words of Mr. Chandler. t
He said: "Many remarkable trials b
have characterized the judicial history
of mankind. The irial' of Socrates. b
before the dicastery of Athens, charg- a
- ed with corrupting the Athenian
youth. with blaspheming the Olym'pi ,
gods and seeking to destroy the consti
tntion of the Athenian Republic. is
still a sublime and thrIlling chapter
in the history of a wonderful people.
"The trial of Alfred Ireyfus is still
fresh in the memories of men. The
- French Republic Is stil rent by con
tending factions. His friends say that
Dreyfus was a Prometheus who was
chained to an ocean-girt rock while
the vulture of exile preyed upon his g
heart..-His enemies still assert that
he was a Judas who betrayed. not P
God nor Christ, but France and the t
Fatherland. But these trials, one and
all, wereame and commonplace com- P
Pid'Wthe trial and crucifixion of h
the Galilean pe.sant. Jesus of Naza- a
In Defensa of the Jews
It is not for us to say that the .i
were wholly excusable in their c
of injuries toward Jesus in causia: !:h
crucifixion by the Romans. On te
other hand. it is proper for us to -Wi
sider everything that could be thouhit
of calculated to mitigate the sev-':
of ourfaidgment regarding the i*:+ I
tices there practised. And it is pr;;.-r
also that we sblould consider what.
from their standpoint. would seem to
be em4gnnating circumstances. This
Is evewhere recognized as just trent
he attorney. defending a crim
d guilty to the
do iis ty b s criMilab-lflte
when he presents whatever in the cir
cumstances of the case would tend to
prove that the culprit had cause. or
thought that he had a reason for his
Viewing the Jewish people of nearly
nineteen centuries ago from this stand
point we get a more reasonable view
of the situation than is otherwise pos
- sible. We hearken first to St Peter's a;
words respecting the transaction. He q
said, "I wot that through ignorance tj
ye did it, as did also your rulers." Had w
they known, they would not have kill
ed the Prince of life (Acts iii, 15-17).
The Jews did not for one moment
suppose that the great Messiah, fore- 0
told to be their Prophet. Priest and i
K- Eing-like ento Moses. but greater;
like unto David and Solomon. but
greater; like unto Melchisedek. but t
greater-would appear as. "a man of 0
sorrows and acquainted with grief." d
Although those very words were writ
* ten of him by the Prophet. they were
h idden from their eyes of understand-t
ing by the glorious things related of
him In other prophecies. They saw a
the glories. They saw not, under- C
standingly. the sufferings. To this day
they interpret the sufferings of theirj
nation as being those which will ulti-1
mately inure to their advantage. The;
prophetic descriptions are not concen- te1
trated. nor collected, but scattered.
"here a little and there a little." so ;a
written that they could not be under
Sstood at the time; nor were they un d
*derstood even by the Lord's disciples
until after his resurrection from the
dead, when he explained them. and.
subsequently. by the holy Spirit, en-n
+ 1rm ~ -vm ietwnn e
stan thaOR.E i waEsNwEr.in inth tI
prophets and thus it behooved the Son be
of Mian to suffer before entering into as
his glory-before beginning the work
of blessing Israel and the wo-Id Yeat. .iu
today many Christiaxn.:::e .. deeply af
-T confused on this matter as are the ra
'-Jews. Many have rejected entirely the sh
tjhoughtc og esslah's gloriou 9~
1om reign for the general blessinz
tnd upliftin.i: of Israel and all human
ty. From their standpoint, if "the
ufferings of Christ" were intended to
>repare the way and usher in his
Kingdom of glory, then the program
nust have failed, or else his Kingdom
f glory is to be a heavenly one and
Lot. as they believe, in accord with
he prayer taught by our Lord. "Thy
Kingdom come: thy will be done ov
arth." The trouble is that they will
ot realize that where the sufferings
f Christ. the Head. ended, the suffer
ags of the "Bcdy of Christ~ began
be sufferings of "the Church. which ta
is Body"-fi!liag up the weasrt- of
be afflictions of Christ. which are to
ind (Colossinus i. 241. As socn as 1
Church, the 'Body of Chrisz." sl!aa
ave finished the bearn'ing of the eru-.
fter him. following in his steps w, i::
nd of the journey. then the liingdom
lories will be ushered in. Israiel's
lindness wili be turned away and the
lessing of the Lord ri; 1 ;;i. to till
be whole earth. .
The Jews. who enused the eruci
xion of Jesus. certainly did so ia
much the same spirit which led St.
'aul-then Saul of Tarsus-to cause
de stoning of St. Stephen. As Sau!
as forgiven, so Israel is to be for
iven; as the Scriptures declare. "The
,ord will pour upon them the spirit of
rayer and supplication." and then
iey will see, with the eyes of their
nderstanding. "him whom they
ierced and they will all mourn for
im" (Zechariah xii. 10i. and their
iourning will be turned into joy: for.
AG-A N -'
Joseph forgave his brethren, so
ill this great antitypical .loseph of
Le throne of earth freely forgive those
ho caused his crucifixion.
Politics and Selfishness as Religion
The Jews are rat so different from
:her people now, nor were they then.
istory indicates that some of their
ghest offices were held by irreligion
ts for their political influence; thus
te chief-priests, at the first advent of
ir Lord, was a Sadducee. who wholly
isbeleved in the promises of Godl to
;el, Including a disbelief in the res
rection of the dead. Similarly today
tere are high-priests, both amongst
ws and Christians. who disbelieve,
id yet hold high positions. Amongst
ristians there are D. D.'s who are
abelievers and many of the most no
ble rabbis amongst the Jews also de
are themselves thorough unbelievers.
e are not claiming that such unbe
ving Christians and Jewish minis
*rs would lightly espouse and support
i unjust procedure against an inno
.nt man. We do not know about this.
has yet to* be tested, perhaps. We
> know, however, that when faith
a Divine Revelation and in a Divine
pervision of human affairs is lost the
itural effect Is that the losers of thie
tith become more and inore policy
en and consider policy the extreme
human wisdom, particularly in the
iidance of affairs of Church and
Taking history for it, that the lea;,
s of Judaism at the time of our Lord
ere Higher Critical unbelievers (Sad
icees), we can readily see that their
licy was to curry favor with the
oman Emperor and to seek to hold
te common people in subje..ction to
temselves. To these. then. it must
te seemed almost a calamity that a
>or man. although of noble birth, of
Le family of David and the Tribe of
idah should gather about him a
tndful of nondescript fishermen, tax
Ltherers. ete.: that he should pro
unce himself a king and declare the
tting up of his K'ingdom to be near.
d that by the exercise >f some su
~rnatural power for the healings of
*eir diseases he should attract the
ommon people" to his standard. but
t the learned. We can well imagine
er reasoning that. if this thing. the
pularity of Jesus. continued to in
ease, it would shortly reach the ears
the Roman Emperor and then al
eir claims for imperial favors would
discounted and they would be rated
a nation of rebels.
The riding of Jle'us into Jlerusalem,
st before a:-i s..e-r. on an ass,
ter the ranner of the kings of Is-I
eand surrounded by a multitude
outing. "Hosannla to the Son of Da
ae who omth in the name of the
:U!fi. 1 L speak.
and ~-.. . .,~ t!:ucvt Jews.
polit-i:::;.:. .-uying reiigious oaices.
that it v.o.'. te zar better that one
innocent noa shuld die than that the
whole nation sould be turned into tur
moil ad wrecked by the Romans in
conseqluenee How many American
preachers. judges. officials. etc.. would
in this eulilghtened day be inclined sim
ilarly to decide such a matter! And
is not this the policy which always pre
vails in monarchies? Fancy such a
commotion in the capital of Germany.
Italy. France. Austria. Russia. Great
Britain. the United States. Fancy
that after suh a parade. mimic though
it might appear. the adored one should
go to the temple and execute a long
neglected law and. in thus exercising
his religious rights. suppose that he
should drive out the money-changers
and merch:nts from the outer pre
cincts of 'their chief religious Cathe
dral: What would be done to such a
person today? Do we not know that
in the most civilized lands he would
be arrested and imprisoned. and in the
'.jvage lands he would be beat
en or executed? ..When. therefore. we
view the situation frw this standpoint
we lose any spirit of :intagonismi whi, I
might have been ours: it turgns to sym
pathy-that a religous natioii-l2r..
allow itself to get iao the uad! s
politicians to s'-h an extent.
Brought Sefore Caiaph:s
It was very e-trn;ais on the part
of St. Peter t hat. ::.e-r Iivin-.: :::
ten o'f the ear .f Ohw [: i'rn'-;
serrant (11houghi tI :a. n was w
by Jesus. he l'iiu'we'! his Master hi,.
the Court of .h:it i::';ries .
wa:t would t' done. The arra:::!
metnt was :t : : lthough li .'
contrary to .lewish L::w to try a Pris
n.ar :- for :mny serious offen
But there w::s nn e::cuse. Tlhs w :i
special case: has;e was necessary. be
cause whatever would be done must
be done quickly: the very next day the
unbelieving officials perceived that
Jesus had great influence with the
common people. They believed him
to be a brilliant but harmless fraud.
He had committed no crime, but he
was a disturber of the peace. and they
felt fully justified in taking his life.
The Feast of Passover was at band
and would last a week and. it would
be contiary to their Law that any ex
ecution should take place during that
week. Besides, they feared the amount
of Influence which Jesus might exer
cise during the week. when there
would be from one to two millions of
people in and around Jerusalem frou
all over Palestine. They had alrearyr
determined that their action. mus; l
short. sharp and decisive. This was
decided before the arrest was made.
They were ready and waiting at that
midnight hour to carry out their mur
derous designs. for the good of their
nation. as they thought.
The examination was merely a pre
liminary one to get together such evi
dence a- at the morning Tribuntst
could be rushed through rapidly at a
prearrauged session.
He Was Charged With B!acphemy
They had diiculty in tioding
charg. Fr what had Jesus ever dor:
except nets of kindness and the uttr
lg of words of w.is and e'urrect:. 3
and hope': Blasphemy:. i'.as a se:-i:.
charge utnder the Jewish code. They
would charge him with that as being
the easiest to prove. Hie had said.
when near the Temple. "Destroy this
Temple, and I will rear it up in three
days "-But he- spake of the tempie
of his Body." Some of those who
heard him understood him to speak of
the literal temple. This they charged
was blasphemy. because it took years
to build the temple. and for Jesus
to rebuild it in three days would
mean a claim on his part of Divine
power. But the charge did not seem
sufficiently strong. even for those who
had premeditated his murder. They
wanted something to give a color of
justice, at least. to their findings. So
the chief-priest thought to get Jesus to
commit himself in their presence and
said, I adjure thee by the Living God
to tell us whether thou be the Christ.
the Son of God. Jesus replied that
this was true and that they would yet
see him In heavenly glory and power
at the right band of Divine favor.
This, the High Priest declared, was
sufficient proof of blasphemy. "Be
hold, now ye have heard his blasphe
my. What reply ye?" And the coun
il answered that he was worthy of
death. The rabble in the Court. hear
ing the commotion, felt at liberty to
abuse this prisoner, as they had done
others. They showed their contempt
of him by spitting upon him. They
derided him by smiting him and say
lg. Prophesy. tell who smote thee.
"He was reviled, yet reviled not
What He Saved.
Mr. Hubb-I haven't saved a dollar
since I married you.
Mrs. Hubb-Oh, what a fib! You've
saved nearly half you had in the hank
at that time.--Boston Transcript.
A Matter of Choice.
Maud-Miss Oldum declares that she
Is single from choice. Ethel-That's
true. The man she expected to marrj
chose another.-Exchange.
, We rarely confess that we deserve
bhat we sufL'er.-Quesnel..
The Youthl Disraeli, Elegan
ani Eloquent.
His Airs and Graces, His Frills an
Laces and His Dazzling Oratory I
His Early' Political Battles-A Pe
Picture of His Remarkable Face.
Ben.inxmin Disraeli's career in pract
cal poities 'egn with a series of rt
verses that might have discouragcd
less persistent fighter. Five times th
youthful noveil:t and versatilU but
ding statem:inan attempted to brea
into imrliament before he succeeded i
winning an election, going down to d
feat three times at Wycombe and on*.
at T:ion.
In 1illiiam Fiayvelle Monypeeny
"Life' of Benjaimhi Tsraeli"' the at
thor declares that tales are still told i
Wye':ihr- of Dis raeli's famouas tir:
Spe-:-' 1frm the portico of the ie!
"Th@ yout'ul orator was now at th
height of his''Andyi'm, and his 'curl
af n rlls' . i : .1~ small part i
the no -e i.-e the 'igusFif the lio:
bet, 1,hi;: o ' ashoin!
pri 'popinjay.' as a hostil,
nev: clledhm. hen1to p:)".
forth a torrn of eloquec(e with trec
menCduw. energy of action and ill
voice that carried far along the I-hg
street. Ile had an instinct for the dra
matic effects which hold the attentioi
of the mob. 'When the poll is declare(
I shall he there,' he exclaimed, accord
Ing to a Wycombe tradition, pointin:.
to the head of the lion. 'and my oppo
nent will, be there,' pointing to th
taL- By the admission even of the op
posite partyV the speech was a com
plete success; and his popti 'rity witi
the crowd was thenceforth assured."
As to the young orator's appearalef
at Taunton, Mr. Monypenny gather.
these comments of an eyewitness fron
an almost forgotten book of that time
"Never in' my life had I been s(
struck by a face as I was by that o1
Disraeli. It was lividly pale, and fron
beneath two finely arched eyebrowf
blazed out a pair of intensely blaclI
ey'es. I never have seen such orbs ir
mortal sockets either before or, since
His physiognomy was strictly Jewish
Over a broad, high forehead were ring
lets of coal black. glossy hair, which
romhed away from his right temple
fell in luxuriant clusters or bunche!
ver his left cheek and ear, which i
entirely concealed from view.
"There was a sort of half smile. hall
sneer playing about his beautifully
formed mouth, the upper lip of whici:
was curved as we see it in the por
traits of Byron. He was very showily
ttired in a dark bottle green froeli
coat, a waistcoat of the most extrava
gant pattern, the front of which was
lmost covered with glittering chains,
and in fancy pattern pantaloogs. 'H(
wore a plain black stock, but no collal
was visible. Altogether he was the
most intele'tual looking exquisite 1
had ever seen,
"He commenced in a lisping, lacka
daisical tone o'f voice. He minced hiP
phrases in apparently the most affect
ed manner :md while he was speakint
plaee'l his hian'1 in all imaginable po
;itions, not heeause he felt awkwar?
and did not kniow. like a booby in
rawing room. where to put them. h~ui
apparently for the purpose of exhibit
ing to th" bes't tidvantage the glitter
ing ring.; which deed~c his white an"
taper finge:-s. Now he would place his
thumbs in the armholes of his waist
coat and sp.read out his fingers on its
fashing sur'ace: then one set of digits
would be released and he would lear,
ffectedly en the table, supporting him
self with his right hand; anon he
would push aside the curls from his
"But as he proceeded' all traces ol
andyisma and affectation were lost.
With a rapidity of utterance perfectly
stonishing he referred to past event~t
mnd indulged in anticipations of the
future. The Whigs were, of course.
the objiects of his unsparing satire.
1.d his eloquent denunciations of thon:
were applauded to the echo. In all he
said he proved himself to be the fin
shed orator. Every period was round
ed with the utmost elegance, and in
his most daring flights. when one trem
led lest he should fuill from the giddy
eight to which he had attained, he sc
racefully descended that every hearet
was wrapped in admiring surprise.
is voice, at first so finical, gradually
ecame full, musical and sonorous and
with every varying sentiment was
eautifully modulated. His arms nc
onger appeared to be exhibited .for
how, but he exemplified the eloquence
>f the hand. The dandy was trans.
ormed into the man of mind, the Man
-nt looking personage into a prac
tedatornn nd finished elocUtIonist."
Incident In the Later Lif, of Mrs.
Aiexander -iarnilton. ,
A striking incident in the liter life
of Mirs. .e::ander LJ muilton. who sur
vived her husband vfty years. is ttohl
in the wrd o :my :iess in i
lan .\McLane i'amil,-n ' "Intinte Lifte
of Alex'mer I~an :
3mrs. Hlauiltoi cuwld itever fo:-ge: the
beha-ior of .onro! wheni he. vith
Muhinlnberg Ind lenabes. ne-'d
Haniton of tin:meil:: irreguiritie.; at
r the tiie of the Ie1.nolds i::ident.
Many years afterward when they were
both aged peopl .' Monroe visited her.
and a: interview ~oecurred whi'ch wa
wities.sed bi a nephew. who was theii
a Id if lif:ec'n. "hd." h 5;sv.
"been sent to eall upon my Au::t Ia:n
ilton one tfternoon. I found wer in
her garden :id was there with her
i talking when a maidservant cae
from the house with a card. It wabs
the card of James Monroe. SLe' r-:ad
the name and stooi holding the caed.
much perturbed. Ier voice sank. :nni
she spoke very low as she always did
when she was angry. *What has t'e:
man come to see me for?' escape:i
from her. 'Why. Aunt lIimilton.' s::O
I, 'don't you know it's M\r. Monroe.
and he's been president. and he is '.
Iting here now in the neighbora1cod
and has been very much made of anid
invited everyvwhore. and so-I suppos'
he has come to call and pay his r
spects to you? Aft:~ a rmlom'n:: es
Itation 'I will see hira.' she said.
"The maid went b-a(k to the ho:se.
My a:unt fo!!owed, walkirg ra''"i. i
-after her. As t enteredi the par
Moljjx rose. She s in the -middi
of the ro* m facin.g him. She di-l nor
ask him to' it down. le bowed and.
addressing h e- formally, made her
rather a set spee h-that it was many
years since they el met. that the
lapse of tine brought Qs softening in
fluences. that they both '1ere nearing
the grave, when past differences coulI
be forgiven and forgotten-4.a short.
from his point of view a ver.N
conciliatory, well turned little sp h
She answered, still standing and lo -
ing at him: '3Mr. Monroe. if you have
eome to tell me that you repent. that
you are sorry, very sorry, for the in,.
representations and the slanders and
the stories you circulated 'against my
dear husband-if you have come to say
this, I understand it. But otherwise
no lapse of time. no nearness to the
grave, makes any difference.' - She
stopped speaking. Monroe turned, took
up his hat and left the room."
In this connection it may be said
that the oft repeated story of the
meeting of Mrs. Hamilton and Aaron
Burr many years later on an Albany
steamboat Is a fiction, but it was prob
ably suggested by the Monroe incident.
Hanged For Stealing Golf Balls.
Some sharp punishment has lately
been meted out to men convicted of
golf ball stealing, and one boy was
sentenced to six strokes with the
birch. The offenders, however. may
congratulate themselves that they live
in a merciful age.
In 1037 at an assize '- Banff a had
of the town, having confessed to steal
ing'a few trifles, including some golf
balls, was actually hanged for the of
fense. The Indictment ran that he
was "ane lewd liver and boy of ane
evill lyiff, and convei'sation, and ane
daylie remainer fro the kirk in tyme
of dyvyne worschip." The humane
judges "ordanit the said Francis to be
presentlie tackit and cariet to the Gal
lows hill of this burgh and hangit on
the gallows thereof to the death."
London Graphic.
Want Advertisements, London, 16D3.
I want a young man that can read.
and write, mow and roll a garden. use
a gun at a deer and understand coun
try sports and to wait at table and
such like.
I want a complete young man that
will wear livery to wait on a very val
uable gentleman. but he must know
how to play on a violin or a flute.
*I want a genteel footman that can
play on the violin to wait on a person
of honor.
If I can meet with a sober man that
has a counter te'nor voice I can help.
him to a plaice worth ?30 the year or
*more.-From Sampson's "History of
illusions cf Life.
Life islike a beautiful and winding
lane-on either side bright flowers :and.
beautiful buttertlies aind tempting
fruits. wvhich we scarcely pause to ad
mire and to taste, so eager are we to
hasten to an opening which we imag
ine 'will be more beautiful still. But
by degrees as we advance the trees
grow bleak, the flowers and butterflies
' fail, the fruits disappear, and we find
we have arrived-to reach a desert
waste.-G. A. Sala.
Knew When He Was Well Off.
Sanitarium Doctor-So Mrs. Pitts
field was here while I was away?
Nurse-Yes, sir. She wanted to take
her husband home, but be said he
preferred to stay here.
Doctor-I've suspected that case all
Ialong; the man is not crazy at all.
A Bad Case of Stage Fright and a Rec
ord Stunt In Singing.
Stage fr!ght of the sort that afflicted.
Whit Cunliffe, at one time a promi- -
nent singer in En'glish music halls, is
not avoidable. Fortunately also it is
not common. At a place where he was
engaged in Birmingham one of the at
tractions was a lion show, some of the
beasts being really wild and untamed.
Nearly the whole stage was taken up
with the "setting"-the animal show.
"Just as I was going on." said Cun
liffe in telling the incident. "I heard a
hurried rush and confused shouting,
and some one slammed an iron gate.
I heard a voice say, 'Just An time; he
was nearly out.' My music was start
Ing, so I had no time to inquire. I
went on the stage.
"In a moment I heard ominous
growls and savage snarls- mixed with
much whip cracking and strenuous
breathing. I am never fond of a wild
animal show, and I felt distinctly
nervous that night. The cloth behind
me sagged and swayed. and then, to
my horror, suddenly in the wings I
saw the huge head and front of a lion.
"I was singing a song called 'I
Would,' which 'had a lot of short
verses. As I tang them, "my blood
running cold, I wdtched the lion. It
seemed slowly to advance, and its
baneful eyes glittered in a truly horri
ble way. I could not -go off that side
without passing it, so I prepared to
'exit' with haste.
"Turning. I .was doubly horrified to
see another lion on the other side.
"I was eaught like a monse in a
trap. I dared not go off the stage: I
dared not show my discomfiture to the
audience. There was only one thing
for me to do-sina So I sang in des
peration. hoping that some one would
come and take those lions away. They
told me afterward that I sang ninety
eight verses. Put I think that -.vas un
"I wondered how long it would take
those two brutes to make up tle'?
minds to enrme into the full glare of
the footlights, and I had just prepared
to leap into the stalls. regardless of
consequences. when I heard the
hoarse %H~
say: "Ere. Bill, these two chaps are
too far forward. GIve a 'and with
them, will yer? And. .coming up be
tween The two lions, they lifted them
bodily. They were papier mache!".
Curious Customs That Prevail In the
Capital of Chile.
They have women conductors on the
electric cars of Santiago, the capital
of Chile. This was made necessary.
by a war, which took so many men to
the front and imposed upon womenl
the work usually done by men. The
custom has been kept up, the women
having proved equally as efficient as
the men had been.
One of the most peculiar customs
seen here is the evening promenade in
the plaza or park, which is a
by young ladies and young 'menand
uite small boys and girls. They do
not mix, but keep quite separate paths.
Yet even the little girls at seven or
eight years are finished coquettes.
Their eyes languidly observe every
man and boy in the plaza, and they
take care that each shall receive a' due
share of their smiles.
Another curious custom which pre
als in Santiago and which is joined
by those fortunate enough to have
fne horses and carriages is the prom
enade at the Parque Causino, a beau
tful park near the center of the city.
A company of mounted police stands
in single file in the center of the drive.
and the carriages, with uniformed
:oachmen and footmen and beautiful
ly gowned women and fashionably
~ressed men occupying the carriages,
ride around and around these mounted
Sometimes there are two or as many
s six rows of carriages, some going
n the opposite direction and alternat
lg, the ladies smiling and the gentle
[en tip~ping their hats in a polite man
ier. This promenading lasts from 5
o'lock in the afternoon until 8 o'clock
in the evening.-Logical Point.
The Moslem's Exalted Month.
Ramadan is the month exalted by
oslems above all others. In that
month the Koran-according to Mos
em tradition-was brought down by
abriel from heaven and delivered
o man in small sections. rI that
onth Mohammed was accustomed to
etire from Mecca to the cave of Hiras
or prayer and' meditation. In that
moth Abraham, Moses and other
prophets received their divine revela
ions. In that month the --doors of
eaven are always open, the passages
o hell are shut, and the devils are
hained." So 'run the traditions.
hristian Herald.
The Missing Word.
A "new missing" word contest .has
ust appeared. It is as follows: A
ood church deacon sat down on the
ointed end of a tack. He at once
prang up and said only two words.
'he Iast was "it." Any one guessing
the first word and sending a dollar in
~ash will be entitled to this periodical
or ne arne .ini+'

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