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THE NEWS-HERALD, HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 22. 1914
(By E. O SELLfcltHj Director of Evening
Department, the Moofly Bible Institute,
LESSON FOR JANUARY 25
LESSON TEXT-LuUe 8:1-3; 9:87-62;
, GOLDEN TEXT "Inasmuch as ye did
it unto one of these my brethren, even
the least, ye did It unto me." Matt.
The first section of our lesson text
has no connection with the other two.
It Is taken from a time several months
previous to the time ot the Perean
ministry and was undoubtedly chosen
as an Indication of the company who
traveled with Jesus and his disciples,
and who provided for his needs. We
must remember that, Jesus was not
supported by a board, a church, nor by
some phllanthropically inclined fellow
citizen. It is to the second two sec
tions therefore that wo devote our
I. Those who would follow Jesus,
9 '57-62, Head carefully Matt. 8:19-22.
Three different classes are here repre
sented: (1) The impulsive follower
(v. 57, 58). This is the man who Is
moved by a sudden desire to accom
pany this marvelous Teacher, but like
the man In the parable, does not sit
down and count the cost ere he starts
to build his house. This thought is
emphasized when we read (Matt. 8:19)
that this man was a scribe, one who
would not be expected to make such
a resolve. He must have been deeply
stirred by what he had seen and heard
in the life of Jesus. Such a resolve
premised well, but it is soon revealed
to him that he did not realize what
was Involved In his promise (v. 58).
Jesus showed the man that to go.
"whithersoever" with him means to
share his experiences, his fare, his
quarters, and to receive the same
treatment he received, 2 Tim. 3:12. It
is a mistake to tell folk that the road
of righteousness is a primrose path.
The road of disobedience is a rough
one, as the man who went to Jericho
found, still the road of righteousness
is a parrow one, Matt. 7:13, 14. Every
follower of Jesus must be willing to
take "what he took, and to receive
what he received, John 16:20; 1 Pet.
This sentence (v. 58) has done
more to give us a comprehension of
the earthly surroundings of our Lord
than any other in the gospels, 2 Cor.
8:9. (2) The procrastinating follower
(V. 59). Jesus did not forbid the first
man, he simply sbowed"hlm what was
Involved. This man, however, Jesus
invited to a place as disciple learner.
That he was willing to accept is evi
dent, only he was not yet quite ready,
"I will, but." It is not at all proba
ble that this man's father was await
ing burial; had his father but Just
lled, and awaiting burial, Jesus would
not have prevented. Itather he was
Indicating a, father about to die and
that he would follow after his father's
death, Hence the sharp words of the
Master, "Let the dead bury the dead."
A proper duty, a sacred duty, but not
so proper nor so sacred as to have pre
cedence over the claims of Jesus, Matt.
6:33; 10:37. ( '
Ever Ready to Serve.
II. Those who dld. follow Jesus,
10:38-42. We now turn to consider
this little company who wero ever
ready to serve our Master. From v. 68
we know that not every homo was
open to receive Jesus as was this one
in Bethany, John 11:1. Though this
was Martha's homo (10:38), and there
fore she felt the burden of hospitality,
yet she did not hear the word as did
her sister Mary, Mark 4:19. Martha
was occupied with duty and Mary,
with Jesus, Martha was occupied with
many things, Mary was occupied with
tho "one thing needful." The result
was that Martha was "distracted"
(R. V.), while Mary was at rest. Jesus
wants his disciples, his followers, to
sit at his feet and to learn of him. He
knows all about duty's dull demand,
but tbe one thing needful is, first of
all, to learn ot him. Martha's love
prompted the service, but there was
doubtless much pride that accompa
nied it. Jesus, as we have seen, was
not cumbered "with much comfort, and
it is doubtful that he wbb desirous of
a big dinner, Jesus does, however,
commend communion with himself as
being, "that good part." Afterwards,
when death invaded that circle, It was
Martha that had the most Intimate
dealing with our Lord, see John, chap-
ter 11, hence we conclude that she
learned on this day the lesson Jesus
eought to teach, viz., that In the life
of quiet communion JIsa. 30:15) we
shall receive that strength that is ab
solutely essential, If we are to serve
hlra acceptably. We must not allow
the dally, .legitimate demands of duty
to interfere with a life of full, free, fel
lowship with the Master.
Summary It has never been re
corded that Jesus ever complalped of
tbe hardships of life, yet he had his
intimates who were glad to minister to
bis needs. The call to companionship
With Christ, the call, "follow me," Is
the moat stupendous program yet pre
sented to man. The perfect disciple,
as, well as the. Ideal woman, Is the one
who la a blend of (he divergent char
acters of Martha and Mary, It is at
tho feet ot Jesus we are to receive that
equipment which is necessary for ef
fective 'service. "Making excuses takes
much time that had better be put into
making' good.' "
MODEL YOUNG MAN
By MILDRED CAROLINE GOOD
RIDGE. "Yes, sir, there goes a prodigal
son," declared Seth Ramsey.
' "With the fatted calf sort of left
out, though, eh, Seth?" and Ethan
Bannister, the village gossip, poked
bis crony in the ribs with a sly wink
and a gleesome chuckle.
"Oh, he's being treated all right,
for I've tamed down some of his
notions," declared Ramsey. "I tell
you, a feed of, the real husks ot life
does some of these smart'' fellows
good once in awhile."
"Tell about it, Seth, urged tho scan
dal loving Bannister.
"Well, as you know Paul and Ver
non are my stepsons. Their mother
left them something substantial, but
I am guardian and trustee for ten
"Yes, I know about that," nodded
"Well, they have a yearly allow
ance. Young Paul thought It wasn't
.enough and went to the city a few
months since. I refused to advance
him a penny and I reckon he hates
me for it. Last month I had to send
Vernon to the city to collect a claim
of his mother's estate. I knew he
hankered to see that shiftless. brother
of bis, bo I let him go
coming back in two days as planned
With the $500, he was gone a week
and came back without a cent"
"Why, where was the money?"
"Collected and spent. He faced me
squarely. He confessed that most ot
It had gone in 'a fling at city life,' as
he called it. Automobiles, bIx dollars
a day hotel, a little gambling. Sorry,
buG-the only thing to do was to cut
out his year's allowance. That
squared -.It. Vernon has been meek
and Industrious ever since. Glad to
get home and going to behave him
It took Ethan Bannister just twenty-four
hours to spread the news all
over Clifden, garnished with all the
frills his lively fancy could add to
It. The serious ones ot the commun-
"I Have Seen Her Tonight, Secretly."
ity shook their heads at the appalling
break of a model young man. The
lively youth of the village rather ad
mired this exponent ot a finished edu
cation in the traps and glories of a
Vernon had indeed quieted down.
He acted as though he had something
on his mind, but he carried himself
as erect as ever, aB handsome and
manly as ever and v -looked every
body squarely In the eye. When he
went one evening to call upon Eva
Cross he was a trifle embarrassed at
the rather cool reception of her moth
er, but that soon wore away as he
sat In the rose bower with the daugh
ter. "Eva," he said after a time, "I have
brought a letter to you from my
brother, Paul." -
His lips twitched as he noted the
expression of glad delight that carue
into her beautiful face. In fact she
reached so eagerly for the proffered
missive that It slipped from her hand.
In stooping to recover it a rose fell
from her bosom. Unnoticed by her
Vernon secured the flower and con
cealed it In his pocket.
Then In a few minutes he went
away. Once alone he pressed the
prized flower to his lips, then care
fully placed It between two leaves
of his memorandum book
"And now to forget," ho said grim
ly as he returned to his cheerless
homo "for Paul's sake."
It was a humdrum life with miserly,
mean spirited old Seth Ramsey, but
Vernon shared It without a murmur.
He gave up all social pleasures and
Clifden viewed his penitent behavior
ot the restored outcast approvingly.
One night, dark and stormy, Ver
non sat reading in his room when
there came "a sudden rat-tat-tat at tho
window. At first he fancied It was
the wind blowing the tree branches
against the panes, Then peering out
"he discovered a beckoning form near
"It is Paul," bo said, and was quick
ly down In the yard to greet his
brother. "Come into the house," ho
"No," responded Paul definitely, "I
will never cross the threshold of the
miserly old man who refused me help
when I needed It so sorely. You
good dear brother!" and the speaker
passed an affectionate arm through
that of Vernon, "only for you wfco
have been so good, so loyal to me.
I would not even have come to Clif
den. Vernon, I have soraothlng to
tell ybu vital, serious. Let mo get
under shelter somewhere, will you?"
Vernon led tho way to a roofed
summer house In the garden. They
Bat down on one of Its side benches.
"Vernon," said Paul, "you know how
dearly I loye Eva."
"Yes," said his brother In a low
tone of constraint.
"I have Been her tonight, secretly.
I am to nee her later. She Is all
tho world to me. 1 want you to let
nio tell her the whole story of my
trouble In the city."
"No!" spoke Vernon, and his tones
were Incisive and mandatory.
"I feel like a cad, a craven, to think
that you should be blamed for what
I did. I "was reckless, wicked when
I took that $500 from your pocket nnd
spent it, claiming that our step father
owed it to me, which morally he did.
Then your kindness, your sacrifice.
Since then, oh, believe met I have not
touched a card or tasted wine. I am
oflere'd a splendid position In the
west. The firm has even advanced
me two hundred dollars. Vernon,
brother, release me from my promise
not to, re veal my blame about that
"You are telling me the truth about
your prospects, your reform?"
"Then I glory In the joy it would
have given poor dead mother. My
boy, I am working out your salvation.
Thank God for tho privilege I"
At seven o'clock the next morn
ing with a batter and bang 'on his
bedroom door Seth Ramsey shouted '
"Get- up, yernon. Here's great
news! Your brother Paul eloped with
Eva Cross last night. They have gone
out west and left a note asking for
giveness and all that pother. What
do you think of that?"
"Are you sure of this?", asked Ver
non In a hus'ky tone.
"Oh, yes. They drove to Vlrden
and were married by the minister
The old man went down the stairs
chuckling and talking, to himself. With
his stepson at a distance he could
hold on to the trrst money. I
Vernon arose, dressed himself, went
down the stairs and Into the little
front parlor of the house.
Ho paused before a picture, that of
his dead mother. He looked up into
her sweet patient face and thought
of all the kind deeds she had done,
and then with an affectionate glance
at the portrait of Paul, and smiled.
Then, his shoulders strengthened
for the burden he had chosen to bear.
Vernon took from his memorandum
book a pressed faded rose and kissed
(Copyright, 1913, by W. G. Chapman.)
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riea ot sunerer sonenea ncan or
Justice Similar Circumstances
Recorded In History.
Recently Theodore Roberts, the
actor, was released temporarily from
Ludlow street jail, New York, in or
der that he might call upon his den
tist during five different days and
have his teeth fixed. Roberts was
serving out a commitment because he
had failed to pay alimony to his wife
under a decree of separation. Before
..e could bo permitted to go to the
dentist an all! davit had to be submit
ted In which Dr. Frank E. Seely, the
dentist, declared Roberts had RIgga
disease and would lose all his teeth
if not attended to immediately. The
court grannd permission because the
dentist could not make use of his elec
trical Instruments at the jail.
From the time of the story of Da
mon and Pythias various reasons for
temporary release from jail have been
givtn. It is related that In the Napo
leonic era a soldier confined in a mili
tary prison for a mlno'r offense
against the service during a brief time
of peace was released in order that
he might be present at the christen
ing of his Infant son, born during his
Imprisonment. But Napoleon, In or
der to tost the intensity of the man's
desire, made him agree to serve a year
longer foi the privilege of a three day
furlough. The soldier gladly did It
and when he returned found a pardon
and a corpqral's warrant for his In
fant eon, to be valid when the son
had "served with credit bIx months In
the emperor's army of the future."
Frederick the Great released an auda
cious captain under sentence of death
Ko that tho captain might "tell him a
few beneficial things about himself."
The things told face to face Influenced
the great king to pardon the blunt
Tbe effect ot a man's declarations
In ub sleep when offered as evidence
was Involved in Martlneux vs. people,
before the supreme court In Colorado,
In vhlch the court held that night
mare utterances in the nature of ad
missions or declarations are not com
petent evidence against a defendant
The court held also that where a wit
ness testifying tp such declarations
said he didn't know whether the man
was asleep or awake, but thought he
was asleep when he spoke, an in
struction that tho Jury might con
sider such declarations was erron
eous, The court ruled:
"It 1b the voluntary statements ot
a party that may be used against
him. One Is not responsible for what
he says n his sleep, because he is
unconscious and it Is not voluntary,
In-12 Cyc. 432, it Is said: 'Words al
tered by the accused while asleep are
not competent evidence against him,
since he is unconscious of whathe
says, and it is for tho Jury to deter
mine whether tbe accused was awake
or aBleep when he spoke.'"
BIG CATS AND CATNIP.
Leopard and Tiger Fairly Reveled In
the OdorojJi Plant,
v Some one Ml the Wirsliiiigtou zoo lop
I en I purk obtaiui-d flit- ennls-loii of
the authorities to trj tin- ellert of cat
nip on tile iilillniilH there So fur us
known t-utnli iloew nut urow In the
native boiueH ol tliee iiuliiiiilx, tiud
this was the tlrnt time they nnd ever
' The seeiit of t'le plant filled the
whole pliu-e. at ml ns xooti its ll relielu-d
the'pnrrots' corner the two punllly at
tired tnm-uwH wet up n note that told
fearfully on the nerves of all and
made for that side of their ease, pok
ing their beaks and claws through It
When the catnip was brought near
them they became nearly frantic.
They were given some nnd devoured
It, stem, leaf and blossom, with an
eagerness that equaled the noise of
Next trial was made on on African
leopard Before the keepers bad reach
ed tbe front of tbe cage he bad bound
ed from the shelf whereon he lay, ap
parently asleep, und stood expectant
A double handful of catnip was passed
through to the floor of the den.
Never was the prey of till spotted
African In his wild suite pounced
upon more savagely or with such abso
lute enjoyment First the leopard ate
a mouthful of the stuff, then lay flat
on his back and wiggled through the
green mass until his black spotted yel
low hide was filled with tbe odor, Just
as you have sen a cat act when it re
ceives some catnip.
Then he sat on a bunch of the cat
nip, caught a lenf laden stem up in
either paw and robbed his cheeks,
chin, nose, eyes and head. He ate an
additional mouthful or two and then
Jumped back to his shelf, where he
lay the rest of the afternoon, the very
picture of contentment
In one tiger's cage thpre Is a very
young but full grown animal. When
this great, surly beast inhaled ,the first
sniff of tbe catnip be began to mew
like a kitten. Up to this time the soft
est note of bis voice bad been one
which put the roar of the big maned
Hon near him to shame.
That vicious tiger fairly reveled In
the liberal allownnce of tbe plant
jvbleh was thrust Into his cage. He
rolled nbout in it and played like a
six-weeks old kitten. He mewed nnd
purred, tossed It nbout. ate of It and,
after getting about as liberal a dose
as the leopard had. likewise Jumped
to his shelf and blinked lazily the rest
of the day. New York Herald.
HIS MOST ANXIOUS MOMENT.
Dewey Feared Ho Might
Branded as a Coward.
Admiral Dewey tells In bis autobi
ography tbe story of his most anxious
moment It was when he was execu-
tive officer or the warship MIsslsslppl.
After passing the forts at New Orleans
his ship was about to sink under fire,
nnd the crew had to be taken off In
boats. There were not enough boats,
and the danger of a magazine explo
sion became so great that the crews
showed increasing hesitation In return
ing for another load. On a sudden Im
pulse Dewey Jumped Into one of the
boats to go after the rowers and com
pel them to return. He continues:
"Not until we were free of the ship
ald j have a secon(j thought In realiza
tion of what I had done. I bad left
my ship In distress when It Is the rule
that the Inst man to leave her should
be the captain, and I as executive offi
cer should be next to the last
"That was the most anxious moment
of my career. What If a shot should
sink the boat? Whnt if a rifle bullet
should get me? All the world would
say that I had been guilty of nbout as
craven an act as can be placed at the
door' of an officer This would not be
pleasant reading for my father up In
Vermont He would no longer think
thnt I had done tbe 'rest' reasonably
well If the ship should blow up
while I wns away and I should appear
on the reports ns saved probably peo
ple would smile over my explanation."
As it turned out. however, the maga
zine did not explode, nnd Dewey's
prcSence was needed to bring the boat
crPws back and save the men still on
tue sim5ing ship,
A Famous Year.
It Is contended that the year 1609
gave more celebrities and persons of
genius to tbe world than any other
year of the nineteenth century. Among
tbose who were born In thnt memora
William Ewart Gladstone, Charles
Darwin, Lord Hougbton, Alfred Ten
nyson. Edward Fitzgeiald. Professor
Blackle, Mary Cowden Clarke and
A convivial correspondent wrote to
tn eastern paper complaining of the
rondltlon of tbe village streets, closing
tvlth the statement that "tbe water lies
In tbe ditch for days nt a time."
The editor printed the letter, with
the following "Ed, Note "So does
our esteemed correspondent-" Omaha
"They talk nbout lawyers dishonest
accumulations, but look at doctors."
"What's tbe matter with doctors?"
"Are not all of their earnings til got
ten gains?" BnlUmore American.
"And has this famous doctor cured
your friend of the hallucination that
she was sick?"
"Oh. completely. She's really sick
now," Fllegende Blatter.
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Jan. 14, 1914.
Edwin Redkey and family, of Sugar
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mother, Mrs. Nancy Cochran.
Theodore Shaffer and wife spent Sun
daytfvlt'h his parents, Lewis Shaffer
Willie Turner and wife were guests
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Emanuel Roush and wife and Ed
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Jesse Cochran and family spent
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Mesdame Amanda Lelnlnger, Sophia
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C. Robinson and family, at Lynch
Ilarry and billy Glbler, of Spring
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P. F. Certler and 'wife spent Thurs
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P. n. Shaffer and wife and son, Har
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Bruce Jones and family, of Danville,
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Mrs. Rose Ann Pence and Mrs. Alice
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Frank Glbler and family entertained
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H. Shaffer and wife and son, Harley,
J. A. Young and wife and daughter,
Sylvia, bert Landess and family, Miss
Lizzie McLaughlin, Claude Gossett
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-Alva Gossett and daughter, Miss
Washington C. II.
Mr. Cramer, of Cincinnati, who 1 at
run a huckster wagon through this
community the past 12 years, has sold
hlsouitittoa Mr. Thompson, of Cin
cinnati. Ira Gossett and family, Orland Coch-
Van and family, Mrs. W S. Barker and
Grandma Miller spent Sunday with
Willie Turner and wife.
Bert Pulllam, of Cincinnati, visited
D. A. Pulllam and wife Saturday night
Moody Pulllam and wife and son,
Russell, were guests Sunday of F. O.
Pulse and wife.
Mrs Bessie Roush and son, Virgil,
of Damascus, spent Saturday night
with Orrand Cochran and family.
Ed Landess and wife returned to
their home at Middletown Mond.i)
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