(By E. O. SELLERS, Director of Evening
Department, Tho Moody Blblo Institut?,
LESSON FOR APRIL 12
THE JOURNEY TO EMMAUS.
LESSON TEXT-Luke 24:13-33.
GOLDEN TEXT-"Who ls ho that shall
?ondcmn? It ls Christ Joans that died,
yea rather, that was raised from tlio
dead, who ls at the rieht hand of God,
who also niaketh Intercession for us."
We turn asido today to consider aa
tho Easter lesson a well-known event
In connection with tho several appear
ances of our Lord after hi? resurrec
tion; one of tho many infallible
proofs, Acts 1:3; I Cor. 15:4. The
narrativo of thi3 journey is ono of
tho most beautiful post-resurrection
stories, simple, clear and of great
value, lt is related, evidently, by an
eye witness. The Cleopas mentioned
ls not tho son of Mary, John 19:25.
Tho name of the second pilgrim is but
a conjecture, though we somehow feel
it was Lu ko himself. Tho journey
was about seven and one-half miles
and most likely they wero returning
to their homes after tho Passover.
Somewhere on tho way a stranger
joined them who asked tho nature of
their conversation, and tho causo of
their evident sadness (v. 17). In
astonishment, Cleopas answers, but
tho stranger continues and adroitly
draws out their entiro story.
I. Their Disappointment, vv. 13-24.
It is all too evident that they did not
expect a resurrection and that, filled
with perplexity and discouragement
they were on tho verge of despair. It
is interesting in this lesson to observe
the progression (1) "and they talked"
V. li; (2) "and they found not," v.
23; (3) "and they saw not," v. 24;
(4) "and they constrained him," v.
29; (5) "and they knew him," v. 31;
(G) "and they said . . . the Lord
is risen," vv. 32, 34; (7) "and they
told," v. 34. As they "talked" it was
revealed that their loving hearts wero
full of sadness and empty of faith, yet
to talk is often the only way to find
relief from the gnawing of grief.
Thefe seem (v. 15 R. V.) to have
'"been two opinions and in their slow-1
ness of heart and unbelief they did
not recognize their new companion. In
responso to his query they told how
this Jesus had been delivered, con
demned, crucified, and then revealed
that this was to them tho end of all
things, for said they, "We had hoped
that it waa he." Are wo willing he
should have part in our every conver
sation: Continuing they told tho
amazing talo related by tho women
and, moreover that their statement
of an empty tomb had been verified
by certain women who had gone to in
vestigate, but, in conclusion, they
again reverted to their sadness by
Baying "They found his body."
Cause of Sadness.
II. His Appointment, vv. 25-35.
Evidently tho journey was continued
and ho gently rebukes them for their
slowness of heart to believe tho rec
ord of their own prophets. All sad
ness, practically, arises from unbe
lief in thc Word of God, Phil. 4:G. 7;
Hom. 8:28-32. Ho interpreted to them
tlie true Messianic teaching of their
own scriptures. Ile charges them with
folly not to believe "all" of the record
(v. 2i>). Truo wisdom is not that of
skepticism which cuts out portions
of the word, but, according to Jesus,
it consists in believing all of tho
Scriptures. At last they reach Em
maus, still, let us remember, not
knowing who it is walking with them.
Tho road beyond was dangerous and
"they constrained him" to accept their
hospitality. As ho sat at the tablo
partaking of tho ordinary evening
meal, he assumed tho place of the
host, took tho bread, blessed it and
broke it. Instantly those old familiar
acts and words revealed to them who
it was that had walked by the way.
III. Teaching Points. This narra
tivo is so full of teaching and yet
so clear and simple that it is hard lo
suggest any ordinary deductions
therefrom. The story does, howovcr,
reveal the interest of tho risen Lord
in tho doubt of these two disciples.
That they wero probably not of tho
twelve is evident by tho fact that
when they returned lo Jerusalem they
found tho eleven assembled (v. 33).
Thus we seo him going tc those out
side of that inner circle, also, two who
loved him seeking a solution of tho
mystery and consolation for their sad
hearts. First hiding his identity, he
drew from them their story. He
then took them back to their Scrip
tures, with which they must have
been familiar, and revealed to them
that this mystery was according to
those holy writ?r.gs.
Again the picture of his disciples
is interesting. Tho progress of de
velopment in their faith above al
luded to, tho evidence of their faith
and love in him, their tender affection
and tho death of their hope. Ho had
not, so they thought, been able to
accomplish that which they had ex
pected he would accomplish. In com
pany with all of his disciples they did
not apprehend the real meaning of his
His teaching is manifested in their
urgent hospitality for they must have
remembered his words, "I was
, stranger, and ye took me in."
DATE FROM 1893
Edison's Kinetoscope Was First
Introduced to Public During
THEN LOOKED UPON AS TOY
From Being Regarded as Mere Curl
osity to Amuse Children, thc In
vention Has Progressed Until
lt ls One of the Country's
While photo plays arc becoming tho
popular form of amusement for the
large multitudes aud have only within
tito last year or so been accepted as
logical entertainment' by thu grown
ups, who were somewhat skeptical in
the beginning of this so-called "craze,"
yet motion pictures aro not a new
amusement enterprise, for as far back
aa 1S93 during the world's fair Edison
introduced his "finctoseopc, which
showed photographs In action. This
was a "nickel-iu-the-slot machine" and,
at that timo was looked upon as a toy.
Nothing in the form of largo entertain
ment was expected ol" it, but it was re
garded as a mere curiosity, says tho
Chicago Daily News.
Inventive minds Immediately saw a
possibility of projecting these pictures
on a screen eu that they might be
viewed by many instead of one, and in
February, 1S?G, Hubert \V. Paul of
London gave Ute first public exhibition
of a motion picture ou a screen at the
Finsbury Technical ec liege. That was
tho beginning of a new -ra in the
amusement world. From then on and
even at tho present time efforts are
being made to introduce new ideas and
to produce moro startling results.
The art of making motion pictures
while apparently at the height of per
fection, is, according to those directly
interested in them, still in its infancy.
In the hear future it is expected that
this entertainment will assume a more
realistic aspect. Instead of viewing
ghostlike ligures portrayed on a flat
surface in black and white, the time
WHERE WOMEN D(
^.jUt^avr.*^.^, -? - SSE LT??? SSSSSaaa&g BaBS
Mayor r.nls Welter of Universal City.'
the world, ls shown presenting a modal tn
chief In tho world, in the presence ot* tho
that place. This ls tho original, hnnaflile.
thu bossing, and where meru mun ls Just
probably is no other town In the world w
lice, aldermen and ror pori Lt ton counsel are
Movies, (s located about live miles from
of actors who bulbi the film pictures, and
eta te, Koon after thc women of California
movies were not slow to wasp tho oppnr
that at the olee lion?, the malo ticket was
was elected to till tito mayor's ellice. "Miss
lice. Th? uniforms of the women polio??
and Muc k silk stockings with 13 Kohl but
is rapidly approaching when lifelike
presentations will be presented in nat
ural colors and a stereoscopic effect
will be observed, which will indicate
clearly distance in the foreground as
well aa the background.
The present day motion picture is
manufactured under the guidance of a
careful and most observing produc er.
The scenario of the photoplay corre
sponds to the manuscript of tho dra
matic production. It is a complete
story of the play and outlines the
action of the plot, the various scenes,
scenery and property necessary, etc.
The producer studies the scenario
closely, makes necessary changes if
required and proceeds to take the pic
A motion picture is not taken from
the beginning of the story and carried
through to the end; ofttimes the last
scene is taken first. This is particu
larly true when interior and exterior
scenes are necessary to complete tho
play, N When all interior scenes are
taken,Sifter that under favorable cli
matic conditions (he exterior scenes
Author Fraieso Moving Pictureo.
Augustus Thomas has been thorough
ly converted to the motion picture
drama. "They produced a play of mine
in pictures," he says, "and instead of
cocoanut shell horse hoofs we had
the real tiling. My wile said it was
tho Urst time shu had been able to
see the play ao I saw lt when I wrote
lt. Everything la acted out. There ls
nothing left to illusion. When a maif"
escapes, as one does in the play, you
see him make his exit, and the picture
ie carried out, the scene changes and
you see him riding off. Gesturo has
become almoBt a lost art In tho legiti
mate theater today, but the motion
pictures aro going to chango all that.
It is true that the average actor makes
his gestures Uko an omelet-all mixed
and helter skelter. They cannot do
that beforo the camera, for the pic
ture registers their mistakes, their
carelessness ami their crudeness. Ges
tures should be made like: eggs, fried
on both sides and turned over without
breaking the yolks."
Had Something to Fall On.
An actress escaped serious injury in
an accident during tho taking of a'
photo play tn New York. In one scen?T*
slut makes a daring leap out of a win
dow, and while enacting it her foot
accidentally caught in the curtain,
throwing her headlong out of the win
dow. Hut for the lucky appearance of}
Charles HItchcok she might have beejfft
badly hurt. She fell on Hitchcock ann
neither one wat? hurt. JL?9sf
Death and Censor Conflicted.^a-^
Any suspicion that all the trngedjOaVt
of the moving picture business
recorded upon the screen for the eh--,
tertainment of theater goers would be'
dispelled by just one peep beyond the
lens of the camera.
The tragedies, romances and come
dies in the lives of the mon and wom
en who make "movies" possible prob
ably would furnish even more enter
taining pictures for Ulm fans than the
! muke-belicve stories now crowded into
each thousand feet of film,
j Ono of tho trag?die:; that recently
i has come to the attention of tiloso not
directly involved in the making of
moving pictures was passed upon by
the Chicago censors; they rejiorted
unfavorably upon it because of thc
showing of a murder just as it was
It. wa? immediately suggested by the
producer that this objection to tho
drama might be removed by "doing
over" a portion of the film and elimi
nating the crime. A telegram contain
ing this suggestion was sent to the
studios of tho company that staged
"Doing over" that portion of the
Ulm meant that the same actors and
3 ALL THE BOSSING
('?il., (In wlilt^) ibo only woman mayor in
her chief of pellcc, tin? only f? iialtf police.
25 members of Hie female police fnree of
"womun's upbore," where women ilo all
lolernieil tlint's nil; just loIeni;ml. There
liefe all the olllelals-mayen-, chief of po
wotnen. Universal City, or tue City of
I,os Angeles. Ils population I? made up
was Incorporated mulei- the Itwa of tie
won tho franehl.se. The "ciuer-ris" of tho
.unity ami nominated such a strong ticket
simply annihilated, ami Miss t.ols Weber
Stella Adams * Insert) is the chief ol' po
fon-e c onsist of caps, blouses, ?hort slurps
ti.ns down the side.
actresses who had posed for th*'* origi
nal pictures should go tb rou gil their
parts once more. Hut in this picture
the aged diamond master was to have
been brought back to lifo.
But death had placed a seemingly
insurmountable obstacle in the way
of carrying this plan lo realization.
The news of this fact waj? contained in
this telegram received Kt the Chicago
offices ol' the Ulm concern: "Cannot
follow your suggestion about bringing
old man back to life for character
who played that part died suddenly
Death, however, did not prevent the
reconstruction of the film. A double
of the dead actor was found and the
revisions finally were made.
Determined to Get Realism.
To imitate perfectly the habits and
peculiarities of the monkey, an actor
spent many days in the Bronx Zoolog
ical gardens in New York. In the pro
posed play tile miser changes in ap
pearance from man to ape, and to add
realism to the part the actor made n
study of the animals.
Shows Famous Men on Screen.
Moving pictures of the lives of great
composers are being shown In the pic
ture theaters. Recently "The Life of
Richard Wagner" was presented, and
in the near future a photo piny visual
j ?zing the life of Verdi, the Italian com
i poser, will he portrayed on the screen.
Hew the Stage Lost Two Shining
Ornaments After Trip to
By LELAND COLBY.
Amateur theatricals worn responsi
ble for tho wholo miserable trouble.
May certainly had inado a hit. So had
John. And of course both became very
much stage-struck. Uoth dreamed of
Thespian careers-and both secretly
resolved to go on tho stage.
' Moth wore clever, too, and could act
-in amateur theatricals, lint each
was violently opposed to tho other
"adopting a stage career. He, being a
tritio worldly-wise*, thought the stage
not at all tho proper place for his
promised wile, and she, knowing that
ho wasj?pi trillo worldly-wise, thought
.th?? stago not ;it all the place; for him.
g&Tho consequence was that ouch
nguiiicd secretly and persistently to
;$?mnge into t!n> magic world of Stage
japd without letting tim other know
jBwthlng about it.
|^ One day John acquired a great idea.
'"I cannot become a full-Hedged actor
.at once." sn id he to himself. "Like
unto all professions or occupations. I
trow it is necessary to start at tho
bottom. Next week tho groat spectac
ular production, Ttopia,' opens at the
Grand, .nd they are advertising for ?
extras. Of course this means simply
nn opportunity to go on the stage and ;
carry a spear or a gun or lo appear In j
evening dress in some sort, of a so- j
cinty scene, but at any rate it would
be some Sort of a start and would I
accustom one lo the glare ol' the foot-?
lights." So .lohn applied for tho op
portunity to act as an "extra" in the
"Universe" and wa? promptly iieeopl- !
ed when the astute third assistant, j
stage manager, to whom was given
the task of securing "extras," learned
that he was the possessor of a dress
suit and knew how to wear it. So
.lohn hogan the task of rehearsing
along" with all the rest, of the mob
who had been secured lo make tho
great White House reception scene.
Now John was a comely fellow and
bore all the earmarks of the gentle
man ho was. Hence lt was not
strange that little Miss Floy llurnette,
the soubrette of the cast, looked twice
or thrice In his direction and that his
vigorous and virile manhood moved
him to return thc gaze in kind. Nor
ts it strange that after the rehearsals
wore a few days old John found him
self one Tiru; afternoon buying a nico
little supper for Miss Floy, and after
that it Is not strange at all that sim
ilar suppers should follow nod-well,
to tell the truth, quito an audacious
little flirtation which lasted past thc
days of rehearsals and ran into chop
suey suppers after the performance
quito as a regular thing. And had
you seen Miss Floy and observed what
a dainty little thing she was you
would not wonder at all, 1 am sure.
Along toward the end of the first
week of thc production of "Utopia"
there was a most scandalous row on I
among the "vxtras," the result of which !
was that several of the lady members i
of this august body departed in high j
anger and with speed accelerated by 1
means known only to assistant stage I
managers. Whereupon there appeared i
more advertisements in thc papers for j
"extras" of the female, persuasion who j
were possessed of the sort of clothes j
suitable for appearance in tho great J
White House reception scene.
Now, as tho fates would have it, j
May saw this innocent appearing lit
tie adlet In the very respectable and
conservative evening paper from
whicli her father gathered lils infor
mation of the stock market. And,
curiously enough, the same line of
reasoning popped into her perverse
little head which had drawn .lohn into
the maelstrom of stageland. She had
seen the production and knew just
what the scene was there for which
the "extras" were required. She had
the clothes, goodness knows, and
plenty of experience in society mat
ters to carry herself. What an op- j
i portunity to get back of the magic
j footlights and see for herself how it j
; felt. Just the opportunity to make a I
I start-and it could bo done so easily i
and without publicity. She Hew to
her bosom friend. Margy Phelps, and
outlined her audacious plan. And
I Margy, although shocked and not at
all approving, thought it a rare lark
j and entered Into the conspiracy.
F.o it happened on tho following day
I that Miss May announced with all the
I assurance of an only daughter that
I she had decided to go over and stay
with Margy for a week. True, her
mother was a trifle mystified at the
extent of the wardrobe May deemed
I necessary to take for a week's stay
I with a girl friend, but a severe sug
gestion regarding amateur theatricals
silenced that question, and the next
morning nt ten o'clock May found
herself standing in the dismal lino
waiting for an interview with the ns
? sistant stage manager. It was a sim
ple matter to seeuro the job when
May told that astute official of the
costumes she had and suggested her
social experiences. In fact Hill Smith
hugged himself with joy when.ho Haw
her "togged out" and swot?e he was
"darned glad those other' slobs had
He talked so much of his find thai
his enthusiastic remarks reached the
oar of the "heavy," Herbert Mont
gomery, a dashing young fellow al
ways looking for fun and adventure,
and Mr. Montuomer; dropped in at
the special rehearsal to take a look
j at lilli's society fi'.ri. Ile came to.
criticize, but rema'nod to admiro.
Now, Mr. Montgomery was a fine
looking young fellow and one of tho
best actors in the cast, and lt is not
strange that, being properly intro
duced by Dill Smith and ilushed with
the wine of her first appearance be
hind the footlights and out for a lark
anyway. May should permit Mr. Mont
gomery to take her to a delightful lit
tlo supper in "Bohomia," that fairy
land of which she had dreamed but
never seen, and then to escort her to
The funny part of. it waa, however,
that while appearing in tho same
scene, neither May nor John recog
nized each other on that firrt night of
her appearance-nor yet on the sec
ond. Still it is not so strange aftor
all, when ono considers tho great
number of people in that White Mouse
reception sceno In "Utopia,'-' mid tho
fact that it was all so new and won
derful to both of them and tho fact
that both were blindod by tho foot
lights tho moment they struck tho
Thu tragedy carno after the second
appearance of May. Again came ?Mr.
Montgomery with his handsome face
and his gentlemanly manner and pro
posed to induct her still further into
the mysteries and delights of "Bo
hernia." Sho felt it was improper and
dangerous-but, after all, she was off
on a lark-why not enjoy It while she
might? I?esides, if she was lo adopt
the stago as a career, as she now fully
intended to, she might as well adapt
herself to "living in Rome as the
Kc mans do." So she accepted Mr.
Montgomery's invitation with a pretty
Utile Hush which sent the blood
hounding through that gentleman's
That night Mr. Montgomery con
ducted his fair young pupil to a much
livelier place than that of tho night
before, and she was scarcely scated
before sbo found a glass of sparkling
wine before her. There was much lifo
j'.nd action In the place; much singing
ol' songs and telling of stories and
laughter and mirth and gaiety.
Presently a blonde-haired little lady
sauntered over to tho quiet table
where Montgomery and May sat. She
carried her wine glass in her hand
and, tapping Montgomery on the
"Come over and join us, Herb; this
two and two business Is too lone
And then May was almost paralyzed
to hear a familiar voice say: "Yes,
Mr. Montgomery, como over and join
us and bring your pretty little lady
of the chorus with you-and we'll
make a nigbt of it." i
Just at this particular point John
came into full view of Mr. Montgom
ery's partner and tho brimming wino
glass he held dropped to the lloor as
he gazed at her with distended eyes.
May's glass, which was raised to her
lips, also fell from her hand as she
recognized thc partner of the blonde
John was thc first to recover him
J "On the whole," he said, slowly, "I
think I will escort Miss Miller home
if Mr. Montgomery will he kind
enough to look after Miss Burnette."
Just what explanations happened
on that walk and ride to the Phelps
j home deponent knowoth not. Only
this is a matter of record: there were
' two vacancies in the supernunicries
in the White House scene at "Utopia"
on the following evening, which
caused great profanity on the part of
Bill Smith. Also was there much
speculation nnd some mirth on the
part of Mr. Herbert Montgomery and
Misa Ploy Burnett e.
And the stage lost two shining
ornaments, because John went in for
hides and leather and May became a
most severe and conventional house
(Copyright, 1914. by Dally Story Pub. Co.)
Author Beloved by Juveniles.
William H. G. Kingston, one ol' the
most popular writers of fiction for
juvenile readers, was born in London
100 yearB ago. Ho spent much of his
! youth in Portugal, and tbere he gath
ered the material for many of the
stories of adventure which he wrote
! in later life. His first well-known
j work was "The Circassian Chief."
! which he published when he was
1 thirty years of age. Before his death,
which occurred in 1SS0, Mr. Kingston
had put the juvenile reader in his
debt for more than 100 stories, and
there are doubtless many men of to
day, in America as well as in Eng
land, who retain warm places in theil
I hearts for the popular author.
China Plans Museum.
I Absorption hy America and Europe
' of many fine specimens of their an
, cient arts has so aroused the Chinese
! that a proposal has been made to es
! tablish a national museum in Peking
j Only recently a quantity of ancient
: paintings, beautiful old porcelain, col
: ored screens, und a hundred caseB of
' jade have reached Peking from the
, Jehol summer palace. At present these
? treasures are housed in the Wuylng
< hall of the palace, and it is suggested
! that with those from the old palace
i in Mukden they would form a sub
I stantial nucleus for a museum.
Kitty-Jack told mo last night that
I was the prettiest, girl he'd ever seen.
Ethel-Oh, that's nothing; he said
I tho same to me a year ago.
I ' Kitty-I know that, but as one
; grows older one's taste improves, you
A Scared Rabbit.
Sportsman (who had missed every
thing he fired at)-Old I hit him?
Keeper i anxious to please)-Not
'xactl> 'if '!i?, Slr; I mner nee a rab
bit wuss scared.-London Taller.
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Caravaggio Picture Found.
An important lind has been made in
the art collections of M?rchese della
Stufa at France. It is a painting by
Caravaggio, which had been lost sight
of for many years. Tho painting was
known to connoisseurs through a print
in the Galleria degli Ufizzi.
Sig di Pietro, the secretary of this
gallery, was determined to find the
picture. It was known that In the
year 1700 it was in* possession of the
Cerretani family, which ls now ex
Sig di Pietro, while examining M?r
chese della Stufa's collection 6a\v the
painting and immediately identified it.
Tho Uilzzl print Is an exact reproduc
tion of the picture, which is a typical
Caravaggio. It depicts six youths, ono
I of whom is playing a violin, one a lute
and one a flute, while two are singing
and one is listening.-New York Sun.
Ancient Stage to Be Used.
A moro than usually interesting dra
! matic revival is announced for April
[ 1<", when tho "Agamemnon" of Aes
chylus will bo performed In the an
cient Greek theater of Syracuse.
Nearly 21 centuries have passed
oiiice Hiero I embellished his city with
the theater which tradition attributes
to the architect Domocopor Myrilla.
Aeschylus must have taken refuge
in the court of Hiero very soon after
1 its completion, and it may be conjec
tured that tho great trilogy, which be
gan with tho "Agamemnon," was
often porformed on its stage; it is
known that the "Persae" was per
formed there and a work written for
Hiero by Aeschylus, entitled the "Et
neae," of which no trace remains.
New York Sun.
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The factory cooks them
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ready to eat direct from the
Fresh, crisp, easy to serve,
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