THE NEWS-HERALD, HILlBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1914
(By B. O. SKLLERS, Director of Evening
Department, the Moody Bible Institute,
LESSON FOR FEBRUARY 8.
DARKNE88 AND LIGHT.
LESSON TEXT-Luke 11:14-26, 33-36.
GOLDEN TEXT "Look therefore
whether the light that Is In thee be not
darkness." Luke 11:36.
I. The Accusation (vv. 14-1C.) The
fact of demonology as revealed In the
New Testament records Is here
strongly emphasized. Their existence,
their malignity, their evil powerB,
their relation to the devil, and yet
their subjection to our Lord, is all
clearly set before us. The devil had
so taken possession of this man that
lie could not speak, yet a word from
Jesus, and the dumb spake. That he
should have such power caused the
people to "wonder" (v. 14). His mir
acles were for one principal reason
(John 5:36). Matthew tells us (12:23)
that In this case they asked the ques
tion: "Is this the Son of David," e. g.,
the promised Messiah? Tho record
does not, however, indicate that they
believed on him were converted.
They knew what had been prophesied
about the Coming One (isa. 29:18,
32:3, 4), yet they hesitated to como
out on his side. Into the midst of
their controversy (v. 16, Matt. 12:24;
Mark 3:22) the Scribes and Pharisees
projected themselves. They had
come down from Jerusalem seeking,
"that they might accuse him" (John
10:35, 3G). It Is ever thus that the
devil seeks to divert.
II. The Dofense (vv. 17-20). "But
he, knowing their thoughts." Evident
ly they dared not openly to make their
accusations. They would not accept
the natural and true explanation.
Jesus endured this contradition and
these charges for us '(Isa. 63:3, 4),
and must not his disciples expect a
like treatment? (Matt. 10r25). With
convincing logic Jesus reveals their
motive (v. 16) and demonstrates the
untenable position and conclusion
"which resulted from their own charge.
Satan is not fighting himself. A king
never sends an army against his own
soldiers, but against those of his en
emy. Therefore, out of their own ac
knowledgement that the devils were
cast out, he proves that the kingdom
of God has come upon them. Such an
accusation (v. 15) was to Jesus an ev
idence of the depravity of their hearts.
There is keen sarcasm in the answer
he demanded from them (v. 19). Evi
dently they, too, had had power over
. demons, and it Is easy to see the di
lemma into which he led them. This
Is not the only time that Jesus con
victed men out of their own testi
mony (Matt. 21:25).
III. The Application (vv. 21-26).
With a true teacher's skill Jesus
drives home the truth brought out In
the preceding paragraph. Satau is a
"strong man," but he, Jesus, Is strong
er. Ho has power to overcome and to
take from the strong man his armor
(defense), and his spoil, and to bind
him fast' (v. 22; Mark 3:27; Rev.
80:2). Those bound by chains of sin
are the spoil of Satan, and Jesus is
the only one powerful enough to
break the power of canceled sin
And set the prisoner free.
Cleanse the "Palace."
With Christ there must be entire
possession; there can be no neutrality
(v. 23). We cannot belong to Christ
.and be a slave to Satan,, to mammon,
to self, or even to others whom we
may love. The persistence of evil is
here indicated. Unclean spirits are
over seeking a habitation. Therefore
it is not enough for a man to be
-cleansed, his dwelling must be occu
pied, and if tho Holy Spirit does not
take possession, the evil one will. The
parable that follows (vv. 24-20)
teaches this truth negatively. In one
case Satan is dislodged by Christ, he
Unds the "palace" (v. 22) (man) to
be pre-occupled. in this case the pal
ace is empty (Matt. 12:44). The ab
sence of a positive attachment, too, or
possession by, Jesus Christ) Involves
hostility to him. This picture is that
of the reformed man, not of the re-'
generated man. This latter has his
place pre-occupled, and the returning
spirit can And no place of abode. Un
less, however, such be the case, the
latter end of that man is far worso
than his first state; witness the gold
cured Intemperate men who return to
their cups (2 Pet. 2:22); they return
because they have no strong defender
to drive off the returning enemy.
This application und principle here
propounded may, and does, account
for most of the back-sliding after many
of the so-called conversions, viz., that
the germ of character has not been
generated (John 3:7). It is by far
the most difficult proposition in
Christian work to reach one who la
thus gospel hardened.
IV. The Illustration (vv. 33-36). In
his teaching, Jesus constantly used fa
miliar objects as illustrations. The
Incongruity of placing a candle under
a bushel measure rather than in its
rightful place that It may conspicu
ously perform Us proper function 1b at
once apparent. Jesus is tho Light
(John 7:17; 8:12), so also is the
Christian. They are to be bo set be
fore men that, seeing Christ reflected
)ti them, they will glorify the Father
who sent him. This ia that which Is
used by Qod in redeeming,- transform
ing and ennobling 'earth's sinful children.
! A Famous
He Was the Most Daring oi
By JOHN Y. LARNED
We have utorlea of eminent rascals,
such uh Dick Tut-pln, Claude Omul
unci others, real or fictitious, but fin
reckless effrontery coupled with itu
ambition fur Impottant criminal
achievements none of thee villain"
overtops Colonel Tliojmw Monti, who
flourished In England during the pro
tectorship of the Cromwells nud the.
reign of Chnrles II. One of Ollvei
Croiiiwell'H fona wave Mood large
grants of land in Ireland, which were
confiscated ou the restoration of the
legitimate monarch. From this he
began his career an u desperado of
high degree. The following story
does not deviate from the main facts
of his boldest and hist attempt.
One April morning In the year 1(171
a gentleman and a lady visited the
Tower of London. It had not jet be
come the museum -It is today, but the
kings of England and princes or the
blood had ceased to reside there, ex
cept when one of them was conllned
with the expectation of having Ills
head lopped off either In the yard or
on Tower hill. elo-.e at hand. The
crown JeweK were kept there, but the
iron grating which now protects them
had not been constructed.
While looking at the bauble Insignia
of British sovereignty the lady slid-
denly fell Into the gentietnan's arms,
apparently having fainted. He looked
nbout him for some resting place on
which to laj her. but, seeing no lounge
or bed. he said to an attendant:
"My wire Is very ill. Will you not
nsU the keeper's permission to remove
her to a room where there Is a bed?" '
The attendant hurried away -and i
soon returned with an Invitation for
the lady's husband to carry her into
the private apartments of the keeper
nimseit. .Mr. ivi warns.
"Heaven bless you. sir," said the
anxious husband, "my iuor wife Is
IN K TWINKMNd THE KEEPER WAS ON
suffering gteatly, and were It not for
your klndnesp. I don't know Svhat we
"You are welcome, sir, I assure you,
to my dwelling place and to remain
here with your lady as long us she is
too ill to be taken away."
The lady gradually recovered. Mean
while her husband, who had a seduc
tive manner and tongue, Ingratiated
himself Into the good graces of tho
keeper and his family. After remain
ing there some time the Invalid de
clared that she was able to leave, and
with a profusion of thanks for the fa
vor received Ihoy departed.
"What u flue gentleman!" exclaimed
"And such a gentle lady!" remarked
A few days later the same couple
culled on the keeper's family, bring
ing with them a present of gloves as
a token of their gratitude for the
kindness they had received. Shut up
as the Edwards were, In the gloomy
fortress, they wero much pleased to
see those who visited them, and they
were especially delighted that the en
tertaining stranger mid bis refined
looking wife should be so appreciative
of what they had done for them.
Ituth Edwards was n pretty girl of
seventeen, and the gentleman appear
ed to take a great fancy to her.
"Is she your only child?" ho asked.
"No; I have a son a soldier with our.
army In Flanders. But ho will soon
be at home. He writes that his regi
ment ls ordered to England."
"Has your daughter a husband In
"A husband! Alns, no! Sho meets
no young men here except Jailers. Her
only suitor Is the headsman's son. and
I wouldn't have her marry hi m for a
kingdom. Besides, we have no dowry
to give her."
"What a shnnie," said the visiting
lady, "that such n pretty girl should go
"It sholl not be," said the gentleman,
bringing bis fist down on a table.
"What? Bo comely a wench to spend
her days here? What say you, wife.
i flK7jjrjrbj7yvrrwm nks
tr n match between our nephew itntptt
anil Uttln Until?"
"I say that If Mr. Kdwtrds will give
us his daughter to wed whti Ualph on
the day of the nuptials 1 will give the
groom a thousand pounds."
"Wo should lie pleased." said the
mother, "to see the young man a id
make his acitualulihiee. If he b"
uteady and pleases our daughter youi
offer will be accepted."
"Well said." replied the gentleman.
"Dinner Is sen-til," said Mrs. Ed
wards at this Juncture. "Dine with tin
and we will arrange a time for joti to
bring your nephew."
The Invitation was accepted, and
when till were seated nt the table the
visiting gentleman bent his head rever
ently and hald grace with great fervor
After dluuer the guesls were shown
over the house.
"What a Hue brace of weapons!" re
marked the gentleman, bending over i
case of pistols.
"Being the keeper of the crown Jewels
1 am HUely to have use for them." re
plied Mr. Edwards.
".My friend," said the other seuten
tlottsly. "do you know those pistols att
just what 1 want for a friend of mine
What are they worth?"
"I paid a guinea for them."
"I will give you double the amouut."
"No; since you wish for them you
shall have them for what I paid."
When the pair left the Tower the vis
iter took the pistols with him.
"Now, you men listen attentively to
what 1 have to say. My plan Is situ
pie and can be carried out without dif
ficulty If every one knows his part and
does It. Parrot, you nre to take the
globe. Hunt, you are to take a file and
a bag with you, mnko two parts of the
scepter with the tile and put the parts,
in the bag."
"What are you going to take, colo
nel?" asked a third man, Halloway.
"I shall fake the crown. You, Hallo
way, are to remain outside the jewel
room and natch. Let each man carry
a cane with n sword In It and all the
arms he can conceal In his clothing.
See to it that these Inst ructions are
carried out to the letter."
"All right, colonel," said Hunt, "we'll
stand by you and do our parts, but 1
must say that this Is the most ambi
tious move you have ever made. To
tnke tue Crown Jewels of England from
the TWer ln lu.ond daylight and got
nwny wIth tM(!U1 ls ,,lggel. job tuu
i taking Old Noll's body from Westmin
It was the Oth of May at 7 Vclock in
tho morning. Colonel Blood, the gen
tleman who had established himself in
the confidence of the Edwards family,
knocked at the door of the keeper's
apartments with three companions.
Hunt, Parrot and Halloway. Being ad
mitted, he apologized for tho nonap
pearance of his wife and nephew, say
ing that they would soon arrive. The
friends he had with him desired to see
the crown Jewels and would Mr. Ed
wards kindly show them while waiting
for the others? The keener consented:
the party entered the jewel room, nnd
the door, as usual, was closed.
In a twinkling the keeper was on the
floor bound and gagged. But ho strug
gled and was stabbed. Parrot, who
had worn n loose pair of breeches pur
posely, thrust the globe in his pocket.
Blood crushed the crown to save bulk
nnd put It under his cloak, while Hunt
began to file the scepter ln two parts
to get It into the bag.
While this scene was being enacted
n young soldier from the British army
in Flanders entered the Tower gate and
wcnUto the apartment of the keeper.
Throwing open the door, he took his
mother into his arms and then em
braced his sister.
"Where's father?" he asked.
"He's in the Jewel room with some
"What's that?" exclaimed the young
man, hearing a cry, and, without wait
ing to say more to his mother and sis
ter, ran to the jewel room. Just be
fore he passed In the visitors passed
out. The young man found his father
on the floor covered with blood, bound
nud gagged, but able to make a gut
tural sound. Pointing to the door, his
son understood what he meant, and.
running after the thieves, shouted to
tho guard to stop them. They were
nil taken nud the regalia found ou
"It" was a bold attempt." said Blood,
"but It wits for a crown."
It would seem that there was noth
ing more to our story but to mention
the hanging of Colonel Blood and his
assistants at Tyburn. But the close,
though not exciting, is the most re
markable chapter of all. Blood refus
ed to plead except to the king private
ly. He managed to secure nn interview
with Charles II. and then made state
ments that changed the situation.
Charles had In his childhood become
a wanderer In foreign lands. Ills fa
ther had died at the block. After many
privations he had been recalled to the
throne of England. Ills object wns to
pacify the various factious and cement
them that he might have a peaceful
reign. Under these circumstances it
was natural that a desperado like Blood
Bhould affect him. Ho had been on
both sides during the parliamentary
war, at one tint having Joined the
"fifth monarchy men." He convinced
the king that his death if ho was exe
cutedwould bo avenged by hundreds
of his associates.
Another influence doubtless prevail
ed. Charles was an Immoral man him
self and admired any villain who was
brave as well as wicked.
IJy hanging Blood Charles could have
got rid of him, but even in his power
so desperate a man wns to ho feared.
The king pardoned him, restored hi
confiscated estates, and he was often
thereafter Been ln tho presence chamber.
JAPAN IGNORES TIME.
"Immediately" There May Mean Now
or Next Month,
Impatience among the .Iapane.se Is a
thing you will rarely observe as you
travel about through thcli strange and
beautiful country If. ou the other
hand, you yourself In touring Japan
might, upon occasion, grow somewhat
Impatient, you will only become the
quiet laughing stock- behind your
back of the little Japs themselves.
An hour, or even a day, more or less
In this oriental country ls of little ac
count, and matters cannot be made
to move any the quicker because of
any Irritability. In fact this latter
acts as an obstacle to your progress us
Well as to one's peace of mind If. for
example, your Jinricksha coolies wish
to stop for a meal Just after you have
started on a trip, you will And It ex
pedient to accept the delay philosophi
cally. "Storming" will not mend mat
ters ln the least
if you might chance to be ln a large
Jap town with Its steamship docks
lying only a mile or two distant, you
naturally would expect to receive re
liable information ns to the dates nud
hours of sailing for tho steamships.
You will often be told upon inquiry
at tho hotel offices and In perfectly
good faith, too that the steamers
leave dally. Upon nrrivlng at the
docks on schedule time, you find fre
quently that your particular steamer
leaves but once in three days, and the
vessel you sought left yesterday. Get
ting excited will not remedy the situa
tion in the least. The Jap word "ta
dalmu," meaning Immediately, may in
reality mean any time between now
and uext month.
To all of your queries the natives
will say "shlkataganal," "It can't be
helped" which brings an end to tho
matter, so far as tho native Is con
cerned. Incidentally, you might as
well imitate his example. It will save
you much waste of energy and loss of
comfort, and If you are to enjoy your
travel ln Japan you will readily learn
the art of "resignation" to your fate,
and you oftentimes will have many
good opportunities of studying Japa
nese life In Its natural pictorial set
ting. Don't get annoyed, cither, If
nearly every casual Jap acquaintance
you meet asks you a lot of personal
questions. To ask personal questions
ls the Jap way of showing kindly in
terest In your welfare. Clyde Wltmer
ln Philadelphia North American.
GOT HER THREE WISHES.
But They Sank Her Beneath the
Waves of the Social Sea,
The late King Edward of England,
while n very gracious and genial man,
could be very severe with those who
overstepped the rules of etiquette, and
Frederick Townseud Martin in "Things
I Remember" recalls what happened
to nn American girl who offended him
when he was Prince of Wales.
At a society bazaar the winner of a
lucky lottery ticket had the privilege of
asking three wishes from the Prince
of Wales, and fate favored a young
lady from the United States.
"What ls your first wish?" asked
H. It. II.
"Oh, sir; It is to have your photo
graph." The prince beamed. "Granted," he
said. "And the next?"
"I would like you to bring me the
photograph In person."
11. It. II. hesitated, frowned and, re
covering from his surprise, answered:
"That shall be done. Now, what is
Never was the truth of the saying
so apparent that "fools rush In where
angels fear to tread." The young lady"
disregarded the warning ooks from
those around her. "The third wish,
sir, is that you will present me to the
Princess of Wales."
The prince looked at her coldly.
"Granted." he said and walked uway
without a word. The silly girl realized
that she had sinned against society,
which never forgives fools. Sho made
a hasty exit, .and the waves of the so
cial sea closed over her forever.
Great Lovers of Water.
The Siamese are more devoted to the
water than any other nation In tho
world. They are nearly always bath
ing, generally with their clothes on,
and they never go anywhere by land If
they can possibly go by water. The
streets of Bangkok nre like those of
Venice, ond the Inhabitants say that
their Idea of paradise would be a town
with canals where there were currents
in both directions, so that they might
be spared the effort of rowing.
It Wasn't Love.
"Your -former husband must still
love you." I
"He tells me that he owes a great
deal to you."
"He's referring to the baclc ali
mony." Pittsburgh Post
Indeed He Couldn't.
"What can you do?" asked the
butcher of the applicant for a Job.
"Most anything around a shop."
"Well, I'll start you at $0 a week,
Cun you dress a chicken?"
"Not on $0 a week." Kansas City
When a girl imagines that a bit;
boob who has bristles on his chin and
who smells like an old pipe ls the
greatest thing ever Invented that Is
love. Cincinnati Enquirer.
They Do It.
"Nobody can achieve the Impossible.
"Oh, yes, they can. I know at this
moment plenty of folks who can't sing,
but who will slug." Baltimore American.
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Miss Hazel Fultz, of Columbus, was
the guest of her parents, E. J Fultz
and wife, from Saturday until Monday.
Mrs. Carrie Printz, of New York
City, is the guest of her brother, S. R.
Ousley and family.
Roy Barrett and wife arrived home
Friday evening from a pleasant visit
with friends in Huntington.
A full house greeted Mrs. Eddy, a
returned Missionary from India, Sun
day afternoon at the M. E. church,
where she spoke for an hour and a
half telling of her work and the needs
of India. Mrs. Eddy has spent eight
years in India and her address was one
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Miss Dorothy Smith, of Washing
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Ylrgel Ferneau, who has been in
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Mrs. Eddy waspresentatthis meeting
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