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New York City.?The shirt waist
that is closed at the left of the front
In double breasted style makes a novelty
of the season. This one can be
made from silk with trimming of velvet,
as in this instance, from flannel,
albatross, cashmere or any similar
rwaistlng can be utilized for such
jwashable ones as linen, madras and
the like. The two pleats at each side
P ||FM yy
^ of the rront provide becoming fulness.
The cleeves are of the regulation
shirt waist sort, and the waist
can be closed either by means of buttons
and buttonholes or invisibly as
The waist consists of fronts and
back. It includes one-piece sleeves
that are finished with overlaps and
straight cuffs and a high turned-over
The quantity of material required
for the medium size is three and a
half yards twenty-four or twentyseven,
three yards thirty-two or one
and seven-eighth yards forty-four
inches wide with three-eighth yard of
m silk or velvet for collar and cuff.
The New Stone.
Now that we are to wear colored
crystals and all manner of semi-precious
stones as brooches and buckles
on turbans as weli as buttons on fur
coats, it is interesting to know of any
new crystal that appears. The last
addition is the olivine, and it will be
quite the fashion. It is of a pale
shade of green with an underlying
tone of yellow.
Pump Bows at Neck.
The black velvet pump bow continues
in favor. It is used with a turnover
collar, with a lace or net stock,
aid is copied in emerald green, Bur
gundy red and king's blue. The bar
pins that fasten it are from three to
five inches long. The swallow in
green or blue enamel with outstretched
wings is again in favor, and
gives an effective dash of color.
Trying as the tricorne hat Is, it
promises to be popular. It is beroni
ing to a certain type of face, and it is
to be hoped that this type alone will
wear it. It is adjusted on the head
with a point slightly over the left eye.
The Paul Jones ones are trimmed
with a cockade of scarlet or gold.
Young girls will wejir velvet one.s
with gold cord and tassels.
Quills For Hats.
Quills, very long and very odd, are
prominent upon walking nats.
All Colors Are Subdued.
The new coiors are all subdued,
delicacy and refinement adding charm
to their beauty.
Jet Buttons on Gowns.
Jet buttons are a favorite mode of
adding the invaluable touch of black
to a colored garment.
Many of the handsomest silk gauzes
have printed borders which work well
into the new draperies.
For General Wear.
Velveteen will make a good street
costume for fairly general wear (excluding
market^and may be trimmed
Blouse AVith Vest.
The blouse that gives a vest effect
is alwa3*s a smart one, and this model
can be trimmed with plain rows of
banding, as illustrated, or with a fan,cy
design executed with soutache or
rat-tail cord, or with applique, ^'ith
a single row of broad banding or
with contrasting material or, indeed,
in any way that may be liked. The
ressgneial feature is found in the cut
" " A1 ^ * " ? J ***? TKft
OI tile iruut clllU lac vcai. cutvu. xmu
ribbon'bow is fashionable, but not
essential. In the illustration mercerized
cotton poplin is trimmed with
straight rows of braid, but all waistings
are appropriate and all materials
that'are used for simple costumes, for
the design is just as well adapted to
wear with the skirt to match as it is
for use with the odd one or the coat
suit. Moire velours is being much
used for odd waists and suits this design
admirably wfell. It also is to be
for French flannel, a3
well as for the familiar linens, madras
and materials of the sort.
The waist is made with the fitted
. lining, which is optional, and consists
of fronts and back with vest portion.
The right front, is cut with an exten
I sion, which is lapped over the vest
onto the edge of the left. The pleats
at the shoulders provide becoming
The quantity of material required
for the medium size is four yards
twenty-four or twenty-seven, three
and an eighth yards forty-four inches
wide with twelve yards of banding.
A BRILLIANT SUNDAY SERMON
DR. JOHN HUMPSTONE.
Theme: Light of the World.*
Brooklyn, N. Y.?The Rev. Dr
John Humpstone, pastor of Em
I manuel .Baptist onurcn, reiuruei
j from a world trip of seventeei
months in time to be in his pulpi
Sunday. His subject in the moruinj
w?s, "Whence Came the Light of thi
World?" The texts were from Mat
thew 4:16: "The people that sat ii
darkness, saw a great light;" Johi
8:12: "Jesus spake unto them, say
ing, I am the light of the world," an<
Hebrews 1:1, 2, 3: "God hatl
spoken to us in His Son * * * thi
effulgence of His glory and the ver;
image of His substance." Dr. Hump
These three Scriptures have unit;
as answer to the question which i
our subject. The lan^ in which, an(
the people to whom, Jesus came sa
in darkness, a darkness so deep tha
it could be described with adequac:
only as "the region and shadow o
death." In such surroundings sud
denly appeared one, sane and?poise<
and effectual, who said, "I am thi
light of the world." How .are we t<
account for such an emergence? I
darkness the source of light; provin
cialism the parent of universality
narrownees of view the progenitor o
worldwide outlook and? sympathy
Is supreme spiritual vitality the issu'
to be expected from moral torpor
Could formalism and phariseeism be
get the superbly free sincerities o
Jesus? Does death bring forth life
Can He who called and has approve)
Himself "The Light of the World" bi
accounted for my human heredity ant
To such questions enlightened faitl
has ever had but one answer. It i
the answer of the New Testament
The supremely good and perfect gif
is from above and came down fron
the'Father of Lights, in Whom is m
darkness at all. God's Son is th
effulgence of His Father's glory, th
very imag6 of His substance. There
* - T J-Ui. f V. ~ TXfrviOrl
lore is ne tne .uigui. uj. <.uc m>u
Such, in outline, are the thought
now briefly to be expanded.
Palestine cannot account for Jesus
That is the conviction which a visit ti
the Ipnd, conventionally called "holy,
leaves within an open rc?nd. If it i
to be held holy, the hallowing is du
to Him and its associations with Him
He conferred upon it a distinction am
pre-eminence which it did not, couli
not, impart to Him. It everywher
illuminates and illustrates what H
said. It nowhere and in no wise ex
plains what He was. One has a con
tinaal pleasure in tracing the paral
lels between the Lord's ministry am
His environment. The land and th
gospels are the counterparts of eacl
other. At every step some word, o
image, of His flashes into the mini
with new sense of its truth and beau
ty. And this scarcely at all in gpnnec
tion with the identification of partic
ular sites cr places. On the contrary
the mind recoils with disgust from th
efTort to fix with exactitude the spo
presumptively sacred, because of th
degradations to which the supposei
identification leads. There is as muc'
superstition in Palestine to-day a
there is in India, and it is quite a
baleful. Man's" purpose to localiz
JesusHs the; defeat of his chief intent
His "field is the world." If He wer
new to visit the land of His earthl
nativity, He would denounce witl
righteous anger the vain superstition
wfilcQ aenie tne piace ci ms irauaieu
ministry. As of old He swept th
traders from the temple courts, s
would He drive away the crowds tha
cluster about the idols and the shrine
their owu hands have fashioned
thinking to do Him honor. One ca:
Imagine how His tones would thril
as He reaffirmed His declaratioc
"The hour cometh and now is whe:
neither in this mountain, nor in Jeru
salem, shall ye worship the Fathei
Ye worship that which ye know no
* * God is a spirit and the;
that worship Him must worship Hii
.in spirit and in truth."
But true as this is, and keen a
are the pain and disillusionment th
fact occasions, still more exquisit
and satisfying is the sense of verl
similitude, as, New Testament I
hand, one wanders over Judean hills
through Samaritan villages, over Es
draelon's fertile plain, till he find
himself at last afloat on Galilee'
lake. "He is not here, hut risen;
and yet His spirit permeates all. On
breathes the air He breathed; on
sees the sights He saw; one feels th
thrill He felt, and still his compas
sions are awakened as one looks upo
the people of the land. Nothing coul
be more perfect than the accord be
tween landscape and narrative, ap
metaphor ana odvious iaci, persist
ing custom and moral appeal, physica
object and spiritual suggestioc
These are His flowers, that His cit
set oa the hilltop; there flew the bird
ihat taught.. Him God's care. Thi
barren wild is the physical reflex o
His soul's testing. Yonder snow;
height, flashing in the sunlight, is th
very symbol;- whether it were th
scene or not, of His transfiguration
To-day His sower goes forth to sow
the women He described are yet toil
ing at the mill or bearing aloft thei
waterpots. The fishermen He com
panioned ar6 there, drawing thei
nets; and even as we are busy watch
ing them, such a sudden windstorm a
He quieted sweeps down the valle
between the bills and threatens t
overturn out boat. Yes! It is gooi
for faith to visit the land, howeve
much credulity may have defiled it
however sadly superstition has en
crusted it with unrealities. But mos
nf all ia it enod for faith to see th
actual environment of Jesus, that th
mind may have sense of the contras
between it and Him. It is so small
He is so great. Its color tones are s
neutral; He is so resplendent. It i
so Oriental; He is so cosmopolitan
It is so limited; He is so universal
It is so sordid; He is so ethereal. I
is foul with unmentionable filth; H
is so pure and clean. It is so eccle
siastical; He is so spiritual. It is s
i distinctly Hebraic; He is so decisive
ly and inclusively human. These con
trasts drive the mind at first to won
der that such a personality coul
emerge in such surroundings. A
their cogency completes itself the
draw forth to fresh reverence ani
impel the soul to worship Him. wh
said to His contemporaries, "Ye ar
I from beneath. I am from above; v
! are of this world, I an not of thi
Spend, then, a brief moment or tw
I In contemplation of this self-con
I sciousness of Jesus out of which is
j sued continuously that stream of self
assertion of which one sing'e specs
men is before us: "I am the light o
the world." Sometimes such utter
ances of our Lord have been denomi
uated "claims." But as a New Testa
tnent writer says: "He counted notth
being on an equality with God a thini
to be grasped at." To Him these ex
prsssions of His prerogative needei
ao demonstration. Such utterance
were the spontaneities of His mind;
the inevitabilities of His consciousness.
He could not but thus speak.
Any other tone would have been out
f of keeping with his self-knowledge.
"I know," He said, "whence I came
and whither I go." And this knowledge
was of that kind no other could
share with Him. It was self-knowledge.
"Ye know not whence I come
or whither I go." Standing in that
* 1- -
narrow spnere, among sums su wauv1
ing insight, speaking to an age that
j had no longer within itself either the
j possibilities or the realization of vist
ion, Jesus knew God as by the parities
r of His own life. He knew man as
a knowing not his features, but his
_ heart?what was in him. He knew
j the world, not as the traveler Itnows
! it, but as the Creator perceives it.
_ H5s thoughts were of nations more
j than of His nation; of the world
1 rather than of His birthplace. He
5 spoke with a note of authority in
^ every .utterance, while His contemporaries
were babbling bu of tradition.
Their eyes were in the back of
j their heads; and such narrow, blinded
3 eyes at that. His face was toward the
j future. All time He had for His prost
pect. He spoke of the end of the age
t with the same calm certitude as chary
acterized His insight into conditions
f then existing. He was in attitude, in
_ utterance, in outlook, in tho sublime
j confidence of His expectation, in the
g precision of His foresight, the Son of
3 the Eternal. He saw as in r. mirror all
g the ages and claimed them for His
. own. He held toward men an atti;
tude of supremacy which was the
f correlate of this sense of Himself. He
? bade them comc to Him, believe in
g Him, follow Him, honor Him. He
? commanded their service, accepted
1 their worship, declared that when
f they called Him Master and Lord they
1 said well, for so fie was. Nor are
j these assertions of Himself mere disg
jecta membra. They are the very
j fibre of the revelation He makes.
They are unified by Himself into a
x program. He was not merely His
s own subject. He made Himself the
subject of His messengers. He looked
t forward to the realization of a King
a dom oI the Spirit, or wmcn tie iiim3
self was to be the King. Into this
e kingdom, as before Him at last for
e decisive judgment, all nations were
. to be gathered. "Every creature" was
His objectivie. As to no other who
s ever lived or taught, everything humarv
was germane to Him, and fell
L within the scope of His purpose,
j Himself the Way, the Truth,'the Life,
? He knew and said that He came to
g bring and be the Life of men: "Bee
cause I live ye shall live also." In
u Him was life and the life was the
i light of men. And the light shined
3 in the darkness; and the darkness ape
prehended it not.
e Now such a phenomenon of being
_ and the reality of being has to be
. accounted for. But how? Source
. must equal issue. By so much as the
i stream is strong and free and full, by
e that same measure its spring must
h be high. Cause must* be adequate to
r effect. No insigniflcent cause ever yet
i produced so transcendent an effect.
- Ask yourself the question Jesus urged
upon His associates: "What think ye
j- of Christ? Whose Son is He?" Can
Joseph, the Galilean carpenter, be the
e actual, as he was the putative, father
t of such a son? Must not the Father
e Of such an One have in Himself the
i infinitudes, the magnitudes, the unih
versalities which characterize the
s Son's life and service? Who but God
s could beget such a Son? And every
e word of Jesus as to His own origin
bears out the assertions of the later
e New Testament: "I and My Father
y are one." "He that hath seen Me
h hath seen the Father." "No man
a hath seen the Father, save He that is
t from God; He hath seen the Father."
e These are the uniform and charactero
Istic words of Jesus when speaking of
,t His origin. He knew that He waa
a come from God and lhat He was go[,
ing to God. For this cause they
a sought to kill Him, because He called
[1 God His own Father .(that is, His
i, Father in a unique and entirely indla
vidual sense) making Himself equal
i- with God. This, then, is the one,
\ only, adequate explanation of Jesus:
it God hath spoken unto us in His Son,
y who is the effulgence of God's glory;
a who bears the very impress of His
essential life. Thence came the Light
s of, the World! Bathed in itn streame
ing radiance, we are drawn, as chile
dren of the Resurrection, to our Mas[
ter'e feet. Our adorationis the
n ecstasy of Thomas: "My Lord and
i, my God."
s Make Religion a Reality.
? Real religion must either be out
for business or go out of business.
e It must either make the world better,
e be doing things for the ideals which
it sees, or acknowledge that it is noth^
ing.but a dream or a delusion. Now
A when one is in the thick of as big an
, undertaking as religion sets before
t him. nothing less than the redemption
of the whole world, he has no energy
j left to wonder whether he is as good
[ as Tie ought to be.
y The sickly saints are always worrys
ing over their souls; their spiritual
s livers are always out of order bef
cause they are perpetually examining
y them. They complain and groan* so
e much that the ignorant, hearing
e them, imagine religion to be a mourni,
ful affair. The pious hypochrondriacs
are so near to hypocrites that they
have the same effect on others.
" The Life of Christ.
The only life worth living is the
s one of which Christ has left us an exy
ample. Devoted to the service of oth0
ers, full of that all conquering love
j that is strong as death, it brings light
r and happiness into dark places and
bears that sweet and blessed fruit
1 which is promised to all. Such a life
t is neither tiresome nor even a cause
e of regret, but finds grace before God
e and man. May we all try to master
t this wonderful art and life will be;
come more content, more interesting,
o more productive of good from day to
s day until at last it becomes a sweet,
i. harmonious song to the glory of life's
I. Creator.?Rev. Ernest A. Tappert.
e Pleasing God.
p But how easy it ia to please God!
A tear, a sigh, a cry of penitence; a
prayer for His mercy on the sinner;
~ a hunger for holier things; a tender
jj kindness to another; a cup of cold
g water, a word, a look, and hand of
v sympathy and help; confiding trust
in His wisdom, power .~nd love when
0 dark days come: a song of praise in
e the night; self-denying service of the
e needy-ones. Such things please Him
s very much, as do all efforts to be
more like His Son. and to extend His
o kingdom. God makes great prom_
ises to those "that choose the things
that please" Him.
" The Voice of the Future.
Let us listen not so much to the
~ voice that is behind us as to the voice
" that comes out from the great future
g that stretches before us.
Let us fear the patronage of the
il world more than its persecutions.?
s R. C. Chapman.
THE GREAT DESTROYED
SOME STARTLING PACTS ABOUT
THE VICE OF INTEMPERANCE.
The Rum Traffic.
First and foremost, as always, is
thp fart that thp csIp nf liminr rr>snlt3
detrimentally to the community, individually
A few men are prospered financially
by the licensed sale of liqujr, but
the vast majority are made poorer by
it, and thousands are subjected by
it to extreme hardship and misery.
There is not a single sound argument,
moral or material, that can be
advanced in favor of the sale of
Many good citizens vote ' Yes" year
after year on the assumption that the
sale of liquor cannot be stopped by a
"No" vote, and that it is better to
have the business regulated under
Many others vote "Yes" because of
the moqey the sale of licenses brings
into the city treasury.
Neither of these reasons justifies
the infliction upon the community of
the evils of the rum traffic.
There has never been any honest
attempt to regulate the liquor traffic
A computation of the extra burden
of expense entailed upon the city by
the rum traffic .through the police
and pauper departments would show
that the city pays out more than it
receives on account of it.
Add to what the city pays in extra
police and pauper appropriations the
amounts expended by the churches
and charitable institutions and by individuals
in caring for the,victims of
the pauper-breeding traffic and the
amount received from liquor licenses
appears only a drop in the bucket in
Then the loss of income to mauy
families entailed by drunkenness
which results in the loss of time or
the loss of jobs must be .taken into
Nation Sells Indulgences.
To-day the Government is a partner
in the liquor traffic. This is Its
j shame. It is a great, stain upon our
nation's life. Somehow or other Uncle
Sam has been induced to buy out
a large share of Old Nick's interest(in
the business, and he finds it an exceedingly
profitable investment, if it
does impoverish his people. His,Coffers
are full. His vaults are almost
bursting with accumulated millions of
gold and silver. Every now and then
he must make new vaults to hold the
surplus. And he says to the liquor
men, "Go on debauching manhood,
ruining health, dethroning reason,
peopling prisons, supplying gallows,
filling hell, but be careful to give me
every cent of my share of the profits!"
Thus the nation sells indulgences
to sin. Thus it builds itself up with
the price of blood. Thus it establishes
itself with the price of ini|
quity. Thus it places itself under the
woes of Almighty God. Thus it be|
comes particeps criminis in all the
abominations growing out of the
Rnssia and the Drink Evil.
* M. Fuster, in L'Alcool, has this to
say of t?e drink evil in Russia:
"I have visited all the countries ol
Europe, and I can say that in no part
have 1 seen so many drunkards as in
Russia. On Sundays and on fete
1 days (of which there are more than
100 officially recognized, besides Sun;
days) they are to be found everywhere
in towns and villages. On the
| edges of the footpaths, in corners of
the streets, one stumbles against men
1 dead drunk, sleeping a leaden sleep.
The police occasionally pick them up.
but more usually leave them to sleep
in peace. At Moscow I haye often
1 seen peasants and workmen lying in
the dust, a bottle of vodka in their
shrivelled hands. In every street
1 there is an official place of sale, and
the people form up in a queue as at
1 the door of a theatre and pass Id
with their empty bottle, and exchange
1 them for bottles full of liquor with
' forty per cent, of alcohol."
"After Your Boy."
, One of the delegates to a State convention
of Christian Endeavorers, a
young business man, dressed in a natty
rough-and-ready suit, every movement
alert and eager, and telling oi
bottled energy within, came suddenly
upon a red-faced citizen who evident,
ly had been patronizing the hotel bar,
j Buttonholing the delegate a trifle unceremoniously,
the latter said:
I "What are you fellows trying to do
down at the meetings? You are
temperance, I see by the papers.v Do
' you think you could make a temperance
"No," repfied the delegate, looking
him over from head to foot with a
keen glance, "we evidently couldn't
do much for you, but we are after
At this unexpected retort the man
dropped his jocular tone and said se.
riously: "Well, you have got the right
of it there. If somebody had been after
me when I wa3 a boy I should be
a better man to-day."
William E. Johnson, chief special
officer of the United States Indian
service, in Salt Lake City, has issued
a table showing the convictions secured
during the month of March of
this year, in the matter of the suppression
of ihe liquor traffic among
Indians. It is .here shown that the
total number of convictions secured
, during the montn was flfty-six. Of
these, thirty were in California, two
in New York, six fn Oklahoma, thirteen
in Nevada, one in Montana, two
in Arizona and two in New Mexico.
The Russians are the hardest drinking
of all the European peoples.
It is worthy of notice that last
Christmas Prince Henry presented all
the navy with the temperance pamphlet.
''The Poi3on Tree of the German
"Wyoming will be entirely under
prohibition outside of incorporated
towns after January 1, 1910, under a
new law whereby saloons are permitted
only to that extent, each license
State prohibition is predicted at the
next session of* the State Legislature
of South Carolina.
The Catholic ciersy of Germany to
vhe number of six hundred have organized
a sacerdotal total abstinence
Union. lilt: iirudiueuL <>i inc muuu 10
Prince Max, of Saxony, who is a
Sir William Hartley, a prominent
temperance leader of England, has
Just made a gift of 24.500 copics of
"Alcohol and the Body," the wellknown
recent book by Sir Victor
Horsley and Dr. Mary Sturge, to the
Band of Hope movement in Great
THE GIFTS OF GOD.
Be with me, Lord! My house is growing
As one by one the guests go out the door;
1 And some, who helped me once to do Thy
Behold and praise Thee on the Heavenly
| Uphold my strength! My task is not yet
JNor let me nt tne moor cease 10 sing,
But from the rising to the setting sun_
Each faithful hour do service to my King.
Show me Thy light! Let not my wearied
Miss the fresh glory of life's passing day,
But keep the light of morn, the sweet surprise
Of eacn hew blessing that attends my way.
And for the crowning grace, O Lord, renew
The best of gifts Thy best of glints have
With the great joy of Christ my heart
To sh?re the whole world's tears and still
be glad. ,
?Theodore C. Williams, in Christian Register.
The Joy of Christ.
There is a prevalent misconception
concerning the daily life and experience
of the Lord Jesus when He was
' with us. We think of Him as the
"man of sorrows," and rightly. "He
carried our sorrows;" th^ burden of
our guilt was upon Him. ' He was so
in sympathy with men that their burdens
and sorrows became His. The
incompleteness of character, the hypocrisy
and deceit which met Him
everywhere, the tho-.sand forms of iniquity
which filled the world, our
guilt laid upon His soul, did indeed ,
"fill Him with sorrow; there was no-|
sorrow like His.
It was a deep undercurrent that
became greater as He approached tho
end. Even when all would seem to
be far removed from this, when the
multitudes were about Him'seeking
His blessing, we hear Him fcay: "Aiy
soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto
But with all this His heart was
full of' joy. There was sorrow, but
there was no sadness: there was a i
burden, but there was no disappointment;
there was the keen sense of
the guilt of sin and of the agony ofi
the atoaement, but there was no hesitation.
We see the tumult, but He
speaks of "My peace," His own peculiar
peace; we see the suffering, but
His highest wish for His disciples was ,
that "My joy might remain in you
and that your joy might be fully."
Suffering and happinesB are not incompatible;
sorrow and joy are not
so antagonistic that they may not
dwell in the same heart. There is a
grace which rises above the suffering,
and makes it minister to joy. It 19
one of the wonderful things of grace
that it so lifts us up put of our surroundings,
and out of ourselves, that
there is perfect peace even when the
suffering is greatest. We fta^ve seen
the victim of disease racked with
pain whose face beamed with joy and
whose words were songs of prateo.
The martyrs sang as they burned. So
with Jesus; at the very tin^e when
His cup was filled to the overflowing,
He talked with His disciples oijt of
i a heart perfectly at rest.
There was to Jesus the joy of His j
sinless nature. We cannot measure
that, but we'may sometimes have a
foretaste of it; there may be such a
sense of pardon and of Divine love
that we are as in the presence of God,
but our highest short experience is !
far below the blessedness which was j
perpetual in the soul of Jesus. To |
Him there was the joy of, infinite ;
love. He gave Himself for others, J
and in their salvation His joy was
' above all suffering. The prayer of
the penitent thief was to Him the joy !
of love prevailing, even over the j
thorns and the nails.
There was the consciousness of His
Father's love and support. He uwelj
on that love. Even with the cross before
Him, in the communion of the '
I holy fellowship His very garmentB '
shone with the glory of God. He was J
mocked and scorned, but all the time
He saw His work prevailing. The.
lamfe man walking, the one dumb
man feinging the praises of God, the
dead coming back to life, were typical
1 . of a greater work of love in the sal- j
vation of men. He thought of the
man whose sins were forgiven as one J
saved, and not simply healed. How
great the joy of that hour as He
prayed, "Holy Father; keep those
whom Thou hast given Me!"
Wq can know but little of that
higher world in which Jesus lived, j
1 for it is the world of perfect holiness '
and infinite love, but we see some- !
1 thing of it: we have something in
common with Him, so that we can
enter into His joy sufficiently to
know that it crowned all labor and
; sweetened all sorrow. The "man of
'/ sorrows" let Him ever be to us, but
alsp we should open our hearts to re- j
ceive the inflowing of His ever-pres- I
ent, unbounded joy.?United Presby- j
terian. - I
The Ferfect One.
Our Lord, when in the flesh, passed
through the different stages of human
life that He might sanctify them
all and show mankind that it is possible
in every estate and condition of
existence to keep the law of God in
view and to deal justly and humanely
with one's fellow men. Christ was
the perfect man, though He was more
than man and not less than God. By !
His sinless life He ha3 dignified and i
ennobled every earthly relation, and 1
leaving behind Him a shining and
beautiful example, calls now to all
believing souls to reproduce in their
own exDerience and conduct the grace
and holiness that shone resplendent !
in His unique career.
If Christianity fails as a world power
it will fail because the individual
fails as a Christian to incarnate in
his life the spirit and life of his Lord
?which means that he fails to be n
Present Day Fathers.
Present day fathers are too often
merely their children's pocketbooks
and bogy men, instead of being their
law book, monitor, teacher, guide ana
Sure to Reach Him.
Worthy of Lord Dundreary's brother
Sam is the following. A young
Englishman of excellent family settled
in Winnipeg some years since
and lias been using his best endeav- i
?r? tr> rofripve his? fallen fortunes. !
Since arriving; in America be has
been the recipient of many letters
from his devoted brother "at home,"
all of which are directed to him at
"Minnipeg, Manitoba, Massachusetts."?New
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INTERNATIONAL LESSON COMMENTS
FOR JANUARY 30.
Subject: Some Laws of the; Kingdom,
Matt. 5:17-20, 38-40?Commit
Verse 44. *
GOLDEN TEXT?"Be ye there- If
fore perfect even as yonr Father
whlcbsis in heaven is perfect." Matt.
TIME-?Midsummer A. D. 28-. %.
PLACE.?Horns of Hattin.
EXPOSITION.?I. The Law of *
the Kingdom Regarding Anger, 2226.
By the old law murder was for- ^
bidden (v. 2,1: cf. Ex. 20:13; I>eut. V^|
17); by the higher law of the Kingdom
anger, which is incipient murder, 3
Tapttib nf rnntemnf^ "ira
whereby a brother's feelings are in- ...ijt
jured and his reputation endangered.
are forbidden. Jesus teaches thar-vMj
there is a "hell of fire" (v. 10).
we have wronged another in the
smallest "matter so that he "hatb
aught against" us we should first be
reconciled to him before we seek to ' v';j
bring an offering to God. The secret-,
of many an unanswered prayer is that
some brother has a just claim against
us which we have not settled. One ^
should not allow a just claim to re- .'jJ
main unsatisfied a moment. He ;?>'xJ
ehojjld seek agreement with every ad- tiij
versary quickly. "Have aught against
thee" does not mean, as so often In- ^
terpreted. have a grudge or bitterness
against thee, but have a just :.??
claim. We are not necessarily re-> 35
sponsible for the grudge others hold y
against us, but we are responsible for -V-u
the just claims. All just claims ^
be settled sooner or later.
II. The Law of the Kin^tlOjn" Rer
parding Injuries, 38-41. . The ifew bf gaS
APor, 1 noHfo In
loi^uatcvt VJkMVV J UWV?vv ?? ? .j-y -y
punishment of offences. "An eye for
an eye, a tooth for a tooth;" but the
law of Christ, the law of thevKlngdom,
which Is not for the administration
of public justice, bat for the
government of individual action, de- :
mandB the most thoroughgoing for- ^
giveness of injuries. Evil is not to be
resisted, even as Jesus Himself did v?
not resist it, leaving us an example .^?
that we should follow in:'His stepir;:,;^
(1 Pet. 3:18-23). When one'injury &?
ia done us, instead of relisting we ,.$3
should stand willing to receive, an- ' 'ft
other. , . ;
III. The Law of the Kingdom
garding Giving and*Lending, 42. The ;.*2:
heart should be* open in love toward^?
all and the hand ever ready to gire. ^y*
We should not only he ready to
to the g6od and to the worthy, but;#!?
to the unworthy, to the I unfaithful
and evil (cf. Luke C:30-85). We.;c*.
should giye to every one that asks of" ; ^
us (Luke 6:30). Should we take
this literally? Yes, but nqte that
does cot say that we should give-to v.
every one that asks the very thing v *j
that he asks. "If a man will not '
work neither shall he eat" (2 Thee&lgH
3:10). But while we may not give \%
the very thing that is asked; we ought ;:|
to give. Giving with unstinting hand*. |
always giving, giviiig to all, iskthe \
law of the Kingdom. That most j
bothersome q|f men, the ^borrower, j
should not receive the cold shoulder, j
but a hearty welcoih^,' ?
IV. The Law of the Kingdom Re- ; ]
garding the Treatment of Enemiee,.^
4348. Love should go put to all,
not merely jto .friend and neighbor, ' ?
but to the enemy as itell. The man
who dow everything ia hie power to, .' ?]
undermine us. to blast onr r6puta-i "
tlon, to curtail our influonco. should:,
be the object of our. kindest 'c^tttd*^
eritlon. When others' curse Va, we
should*bless them; ,when others hate '
us, we should do them good; whra|^|
others persecute-us and despitefully
use us, we should pray for them. The
more people there are to persecute us,, &
the more there are for whbm ra# Will, q
have the privilege of praying. In thhr
way persecution becomes a means of
unalloyed blessing, a stepping stone
on which we step higher into the life
of Jesus <Jhrist. Hapny is he, indeed, '$
wHo takes tnese words literally. He-';-,?
will have no more anxiety from perse-, /.v;
cutlons and lies and slanders. By
loving our enemies we shall ourselves
be sons of God, for the son is like his ^
father, and this is the way the heavenly
Father acts; He retuyns blessing -;
for cursing, kindness for hate; He ,
xnaketh His sun, with all its pealing, -J1
fruit-giving power, to rise on thfe evil j-i
and the good. That is a very sng- k
gestive phrase, "H1b sftn." When . 3
you look up at the glorious sun again
just say, "That is His sun and He fa
gives it to me." To love them that
love us is no indication of grace; even
the publicans do the same.. The last %
verse is very wonderfal, holdlnjf up T the
perfection of God as our standard. .
It is really a promise more than 4 j
command, "Ye therefore shall be perfect,
even as your heavenly Father is
perfect"! (R. V.). The immediate
reference is to perfection in love, lov-v>^
Ing eneinies as well as friends, bad :
as well as good (cr. Luke ?:3b, aej. :
But It is clearly implied that in'all
things God's character is our standard
(Eph. 5:1). Nothing short of
absolute likeness to Him should gat- '
isfy us, and it is to this that we are
finally to'attain (1 Jno. 3:3).
Fit For the Master's Use.
If the joy of youth has more foam
and sparkle, the joy of age has
greater depth and substancg. One is
like the reflection of sunlight on the
lumps of ore, where there is much 1
dross mingled with the metal, the
other like the glance of tempered v
steiil which has been through the <
furnace and between the anvil and the
hammer, and has come forth wholly
fitted for the Master's use.
^Millionaire Cop" Treed by a Goat.
Policeman Mulholland, known ia
Philadelphia as the "millionaire,cop,**
charged a goat he saw eating grass
in Logan Square. He was butted so
systematically that he climbed a tree
i J.1 Ail 4M1lAm.A?RAATO
ana siayea inure uum icnun-uiuwi?
answered the blasts of his polled
whistle for aid. .. . \;i
Ham ana bggs Fartea Couple. ;
Louis Mayer's wife served him with,
ham and eggs for Sundav dinner at
Carlstadt, N. J., and he left home la
1905. never to return. She has saed
him for ^divorce in Jersey City and.
won. . v *
' Mn-r?c' Rirfhnlace. \
I 1V.-)IUV lib 11MJX./ s
m The house in which President
Rutherford B. Hayes was born, in
Delaware, Ohio, has just been bought
.to erect on the site a large candy;
Policeman's surgical operation.
Eniil Williams yawned his jaw out
ol joint, in t\ew torn uuy, uuu ?. pv- a
]iceman rapped it into place with hia I
nightstick. _ *V_ ^