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nlnir Department Tho Moody lilblo In.
stttuto of Chicago.)
LESSON FOR DECEMBER 1
THE LUNATIC BOY.
UES30N TEXT-Mnrk 9:11-3.
GOLDEN TEXT "And Jemm cnlJ untt
blin, If thou cannt! All tiling nro poasl
bio to him that bellcvotli."-Mark 9:23 H.
1. The Dltclplet' Fallurevv. 14-19.
Each of tho EvangollBtn plncca till!
IcBBon In closo connection with tho
mount of transfiguration. Sorrow and
iln, crushed and bleeding hearts, are
tlwayH to bo found ut tho foot of our
Diountnlna of vJalon and of privilege.
3o alno in to bo found human, impo
ioncc. Let us get the picture. Ab the
littlo party reachca the base of the
mountain they find an excited tnuitl
tudo surrounding tho remaining dlB
jlploB who were undergoing a Borlci
)f questions propounded to them by
tho scribcB. Arriving in tho midst
)f this questioning Jcbub challenged
tho BcrlbcB by Baying, "Why queHtlon
ro them?" Iloforo cither tho ecrlbcH
r the disciples could answer, "ono of
tho multltudo" (v. 17) told his storj
to Jcsub. The speaker hud brought
tits only son, demon-poBscsBcd, to the
disciples to bo healed. Ho goci or
to tell Jesus tho tcrrlblencss of the
boy's suflerlngs, and that to his bit
ter disappointment and anguish he
aas found that tho disciples are nol
equal to tho tuBk of healing. Tlili
Inability upon their part gave the
icrlbcs their opportunity and had un
doubtedly raised in tho father's mind
ft doubt as to tho power of Jesus as
f Takes Case In Hand.
Jesus 'nt onco taken tho ca3o ic
band. Rcbuko and pity nro mingled
In Ilia words, "O faithless generation,
how long shall I bear with you?"
Tho disciples, the scribes and tho mul
titude, ull alike, nro involved In his
rcbuko. All woro in a greater or less
decree faithless. Jcsub had bcon in
their midst performing his mighty i
deeds, speaking his marvelous words,
and manifesting his wonderful power,
yet they woro without faith. Full
often tho prescnt-dny church and
Christian workers stand Impotent bo
fqro tho world's great need becausa
of a lack of faith. How frequently
wo miss n blessing becauso of our
dopendenco upon soma ono who
makes a failure of faith and prayer.
Jcsub wan then and alwayB has been
troubled and distressed at such failure
(r. 19). However! tho father was
rewarded when, In obedlenco to tho
command, ho brought his boy to Je
sus. Tho conversation that ensued
la interesting and pathetic, ono that
la too often repeated today. At last
In his deep anguish tho father cried,
"If thou canst do anything, hnvo com
passion on us and help up." Ho there
by, as all truo fathers should, com
pletely idcntltlod himself with his son
and his son's need. Fewer young men
of today would bo demon-posscBscd
It their fathers would havo Identified
themselves more fully with their boys.
Tho reply of Jesus forms tho gold
en toxt. What a magnificent response
this father made, "I believe; help
thou mlno unbolicf." Small wonder
that Jesus should again work a won
dor of hoallng.
II. The Master's Victory vv. 20-29.
Tho eon of man, who had just bcon
so wonderfully glorified, again manl-'
fests to the world his power over as
afflicted son of man. Tho evil ono
however, never glveB up his posses
slon without a struggle. Hcnco it wat
that, as tho boy was brought near
to Jesus, tho very worst manifesta
tions of his. malady were exhibited, In
somuch, that as tho multltudo rushed
together to witness his paroxysm and
saw him as tho demons left him, do
dared tho boy to bo dead. Wo must
remember how long tlmo tho demons
had ruled tho boy (v. 21). A small
boy onco defined a habit aa "somo-
'thlntr hnrrf in hrmlr?" vnrv run nnil
Jtho longer tho habit tho harder it is
o break. The father's faith was small
(but very earnest: It was sufficient
-jto cry to Jesus for relief and that is
always enough. Jesus repeats the
man's uso of tho word "It" as though
(to challengo the implied lack of
power and at onco throws tho burden
t responsibility upon tho father? It
was not tho question "It" Jesus could
heal but rather "It" tho father could
believe. Realizing his lack, tho father
:ried, "Help mine unbelief." 'TIs Huch
cry as this God alwayB answers.
Quickly avoiding tho fust gathering
crowd ho tnkes tho bojr, by tho hand,
laises him up and sends him to his
father on their way.
No fathor has tho right to trnnsfci
his obligations, spiritual or otherwise,
to any organization.
( Entering tho nearby houso tho dis
ciples eet us a good example by in-,
quiring of Jesus as to tho cnuso ol
their failure, and be tells thorn that
iho great necessity Is prayer. There
nro moro defeats In tho church of
Christ and In tho lives of his follow
ers that can bo traced to a lack ol
prayer than perhaps any other ono
cloment. Theso disciples had cast out
domons before this, but, shrinking
from fellowship with him In tho death
bo had foretold (Mark 8:32-33), tho)'
stood condemned before, him, power
less In the fact of a great need, and
condemned by the multitude.
STATE APPLE CROP
WORTH NEARLY $1,000,000 MORE
THAN YIELD OF GRAIN.
GOSSIP FROM STATE CAPITAL
Items of Interest Gathered from Re.
liable Sources and Presented In
Condensed Form to Our
Sccrctnry C. O. MnrBhnll of the
Stuto Horticultural Bocloty has com
pleted a tabulation of tho npplo crop
for 1912, tho flgurcB being secured
from returns of county assessors and
from reports mado by tho orchardlstB
directly tp tho Stato Horticultural so
ciety. According to this report, the
apple crop of Nebraska amounts to
17,378,899, being almost twice as much
as tho potato crop, which Is estimated
at $4,836,255. Tho apple crop Is worth
almost ono million dollars more than
the combined crops of spring wheat,
barley, Bpeltz ,nnd rye, and is ex
ceeded In vnluo only by corn, winter
wheat, outfl, hay and alfalfa.
This putB Nebraska fairly In tho
apple bolt and ontltles her orchard
possibilities to recognition not only
by the resident, but by tho prospec
Buildings Will Remain Closed.
The board of public lands and build
Iiirh, after discussing the advisability
of creating a dellclt by furnishing two
now buildings at tho Lincoln nsylum,
decided not to expend any money on
tho buildings until the legislature
makes nn appropriation. Tho build
ings uro practically completed, but It
will coBt about $21,000 to connect
them with tho asylum heating, sower,
light and water plants and .to supply
furniture. Tho board belloves It
would bo impossible to complete th
work In lees than sixty days. The
legislature made no appropriation for
tho connections or for furniture, so
the buildings will remain Idlo until
Indian Rcllcn for State Museum.
Tho state museum has just ro
cehud from Prof. N. II. Wlnchell of
Minnesota n valuable collection of
niicioni Indian idles representing
early neolithic nntl paleolithic man.
Theso lollca were collected in tho
Kansas alley during tho past cum
mor by Professor Wlnchell himself.
Llko ull early implements, thoy are
characterized by crudity In chipping.
Very few of tho Implements are
properly formed, and all of tho chip
ping Is of a crude order as compared
with the flint implements of later In
dians. The collection consists of
rough scrapers, hoes nnd flint toma
hawks, of exceedingly crudo design.
May Have Platinum Thief.
Tho thief who stolo several hun
dred dollars' worth of platinum cups
from tho laboratory of tho Nebraska
state food commission Is believed to
bo under arrest. Nino similar rob
beries occurred In different partB of
tho country, tho thief in each case be
ing tho same man, according to de
scriptions given. Tho American Chem
ical society Issued a letter to all
chemists In the country warning them
ngainBt tho thief nnd giving a de
scription of him. This society has no
tilled Stato Chemist Rcdfern that a
man nnswcrlng the description of tho
thief haB been arrested nt Baltimore
while nppnrontly planning a raid on
tho laboratory of a steel company.
$10,000 for Sub-Fisheries.
Superintendent W. J. O'Drlon of the
stato fisheries at South Hond and
Chief Gnmo Wardon sillier have filed
an estlraato of tho appropriations
which thoy desire for tho support of
tho fish and gamo commission for the
coming two years. They ask for a
little less than usual for tho state
hatcheries at South Bend, but request
an appropriation of $10,000 for tho
malntonanco and Improvement of tho
sub-hatchory at Valentine. The Val
entino hatchery Is newly established
and Is to bo used for hatching trout
und bass. It la situated on Mlnnecha
Eleven surety companies will share
In tho $5,000 premium to bo paid by
tho state of Nebraska on the million
dollar bond to bo furnished for State
Treasurer George during the coming
Governor Besieged for Pardons.
As usual Just before a retiring gov
ornor leavoB his olflco, Governor Aid
rich Is besieged with applications for
pardons or of tho commutation of sen
tences for convicts in tho stato poni
tontiury. Tho stato board of pardons
Is merely an ndvlsory board and un
der tho constitution tho power to par
don Is still vested In tho governor.
Governor Aldrlch proposes to require
applicants for pardon to run tho
gauntlet of tho statu board of pardons
before ho tnkes action, unless ho Is
euro spocdy nctlon Is necessary.
Ono hundred nnd forty-soven thou
sand dollars will bo required to meet
Iho expenses of tho stnto penitentiary
during tho next two years, nccordlng
to nn estlraato mado by Wardon
Moltck and furnished to tho state au
ditor. Notwithstanding tho fact that
considerable more monoy Ib now ex
ponded by the stato in furnishing the
prisoners with bettor food, and more
monoy is paid for guard sei'vlce, this
amount Is not over $4,000 above the
amouat required for the past two
TOM MOORE IM BERMUDA
Irish Poet Wrote Verses to Calabash
Tree That Is Still Pre
served. Ilarcolona. Winter 'tourists In tho
islo of Uormuda(nro Htlll reminded of
the sojourn In the Arcadia of tho poet
Mooro, not only by tho religiously pre
served roof that gave him Hheltcr, but
by tho almost reverential caro of a
"calabash tree," possibly better re
membered than ninny more Interest
ing relics of tho Irish lyrist through
verso ho dedicated to them when ho
wns "IiIb majesty's registrar" for tho
Island of llermudn, says n correspond
ent. In a poetic epistle to a crony he
leaves this metrical souvenir of tho
treo under which tho winter wnnderer
perhaps now for tho first time reads
tho "amorous and convivial outpour
ings" of tho rollicking poet:
" 'Twas thus by tho shade of a calabash
With n few who could feci and remem
ber llko me,
Tho chnrtn that to sweeten my goblet I
Wan a tear to the past and a blessing to
In this mingled merry-go-round of
social dissipation and ccally astound
ing accomplishment It would naturally
Moore's Calabash Tree.
bo taken for an impossibility to relax
Into tho hcavcrillost divorslon Inherit
ed by tho sons of men courtship and
marriage, nut tho engaging Celt, truo
to his racial instinct, didn't forego that
crowning completion of manhood, tho
taking of a wife.
When ho found leisure to win the
ndorablo actress, Hessle Dyko, even
his own memoir doesn't dllato on, but
but ho was married at tho tlmo that
half tho grand dames of Iho social
cenaclo woro making soft oyeB to
eyes that spoke back not less Inviting
ly. Enrl Russell, who wrote Moore's
biography, Blgnallzcd tho union la
theso significant words:
"Sho proved tho best of wives, re
ceiving from her husband tho horn
ago of a lover from tho hour of their
nuptials to that of his dissolution."
Tho equal of this testimony can hard
ly bo found In literary unions; the
single exception that comes to mind at
tho moment la that of Elizabeth llar
rctt Browning and her husband Rob
ert For this wife, who fills James Rus
sell Lowell's picture, "not as others
are, she who to my soul Is dear,"
Mooro broke from tho enchantments
of tho world he loved, took up his
nbodo in a dovecot in Leicestershire,
hard by tho mansion 'of Lord Molra,
where ho substituted tho noble lord's
library for tho Pierian spring, min
gling its earnest drafts with tho Intox
icating bliss of tho honeymoon drenm.
In fact, to tho day of his death tho
union wns n honeymoon, for tho gontlo
Heslo found her gallant lord tho
tnoBt domestic of rolllckors, tho ten
derest of mates.
SHE SELLS 10,000,000 STAMPS
Mrs. Charles H. Parkhurst Disposes
of Collection of Thirty
New York. -A collection of 10,000,-
000 canceled postago stamps, domestic
and foreign, dono up In 100,000 neat
packages, woro on exhibition recently
at the offlco of a Now York dealer.
They wero sold to him by Mrs.
Charles II. Parkhurst, wlfo of tho pas
tor of Madison Square Presbyterian
church. Mrs. Parkhurst had been pa
tiently collecting them for 30 years,
and sold them becauso tho Parkhurst
family moved to a smaller house,
whoro there was no room for the
Thirty years ago Mrs. Parkhurst
read an advertisement which offered
freo tuition for a Chlnoso lad at an
American institution of learning in ex
change for 1,000,000 canceled stamps.
Mrs. Parkhurst began to collect thorn
with great diligence, but when Bho had
a million sho could Hud no plnca
where thoy might bo exchanged for
college days for a celestial, so sho just
wont on saving them.
LOSES FOOT; SHEDS NO TEAR
Boy Living at Petersburg, Ind., Showi
"Nerve" wnen Hun over by a
Petersburg, Ind. Ono of tho logs ol
Howard Smith, ago fourteen, was sov
cred at tho anklo whllo ho was hop
ping on a freight near hero tho other
day. Ho never shed a tear, and told
bystandors to hurry to get a doctor,
but not to toll his father.
Sure of Her Age.
Boston.T-Marshall Hatch of Norwoll
haB a hen that is 21 years old and
still laying eggs. Hatch is sure the
hen la twenty-one because her g
waa aet the day bla mother died.
REGION III AMAZON
Brazilian Traveler Sees More
Here Than In Africa.
Declares Big Game lo Plentiful and
Many Virgin Rubber Forests Are
to Be Found Far From
Rio do Janeiro, Brazil. In speaking
of tho wonders and tho resources of
tho Amazon region in Brazil in con
nection with tho International Rub
ber Exhibition which was held at tho
Grand Central Palace Dr. LouIb Weiss
I "My knowledge and acquaintance
with this most interesting region has
extended over a period of twelve
years. On one of my expeditions I
never left my canoo for over two and
one-half years, all of which time was
spent on the Amazon and its count
Icsb tributaries, and yot I did not be
gin to touch upon all tho wonderful
possibilities of theso mighty water
courses. "As long as we need rubber we
must get the best from Brazil. There
are still many virgin rubber forests
that very few Brazilians hayo any
Idea of. At the present tlmo thoy col
lect rubber along only the rivers and
very few go further than two or three
miles from the rivers.. Ninety per
cent, of the rubber forest is yet un
touched. Of all tho Brazilian states,
Amazonas is the greatest producer of
rubber. It is tho largest state in Bra.
zll and has moro than three times the
area of Texas. It Ib one of the most
interesting regions intho world and
many parts are yot unexplored and
"On the Amazon River, with Its
countless tributaries, a man can
travel in his canoo for months nnd
for years, procuring all his necessary
food supplies dally from tho streams
and the forests in great abundanca
and in great variety.
"Tho most wonderful fruits grow in
tho forest from which ono can make
the best of drinks in n fow minutes by
processes which can bo quickly learn
ed from tho natives, thus furnishing
both food and drink. On exploration
trips, when we stopped any length of
tlmo in a place, I would take my gun,
knife nnd Hint and for days, even
weeks, nt a tlmo go off into the for
ests nnd yet Invariably come buck a
few pounds heavier.
"Tho wholo Amazon 1b Wko a zoo
logical garden without n gate. Along
Skirting the Shores of the Mighty Am
tho banks of the rivers or in the
woods of tho Amazonas, with a gun
and fishing tackle, tho traveler can
at tho snmo tlmo cast a hook for fish
and shoot monkeys, roptllc3 and am
phibians and innumerable varieties of
birds. When ono first hears tho how
ling monkeys (Stentor guarlbas) from
a great distance he thinks at onco ot
linns, the sound greatly resembling
tho roar ot that animal. Tho flesh ot
some monkeys makes very good eat
ing. Alligator steaks aro also very
good. Fried caterpillar is another
dainty, but I never liked caterpillars
broiled. Smoked ants aro another
"If tho traveler doos not care for
theso dishes ho can have turtle, in
Kany varieties large, small, water or
forest and also large or small turtle
eggs. Thcro aro ovor a hundred va
rieties of fowls, fish and other game
suitable for food. The tapir also is
eaten nnd makes a very flno dish
when Finoked with tho hldo on. It
tastes llko beef, and tho longer the
meat Ib smoked tho better It is. At
tho last It gets soft, llko liver sausage
In tho tropics nil big game meat must
bo cooked with tho skin on, else it
will bo tasteless and tough.
DUNNED FRIENDS AT QIER
Funeral Orator at Hungarian Funeral
Asked for Returne of Loan to
Budapest. -7 Tho best friend of a
villager who died recently at Teraesh
var, Hungary, was chosen to pro
nounce the funeral ortlon. His words,
however, bad not the desired effect
on the audience, and no satisfactory
response was mado to his appeal.
"Frlonds, tho good man whom we
mourn onco borrowed 100 francs from
me, but he died before he could repay
it. Knowing your high Bense ot hon
or, I suggest that a oolloctlon bo
made on hla account, bo that bla
memory may remain unblemished for
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