THE NEWS-HERALD, HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19. 1914
i (By R. O. SELLERS, Director ot Evening
Department, The Moody Bible institute,
LESSON FOR FEBRUARY 22.
FAITH DESTROYING FEAR.
LESSON TEXT-Luke 12:1-12.
GOLDEN TEXT "Every one who shnll
confess me before men, him shall the
Son of Man also confess before the angels
of 3od."-Luke 12:8.
The ilrst verse of this lesson indi
cates the character of this period in
the life of our Lord which we are now
studying. It was a time of thrilling
interest and of intense excitement. A
time when the crowds were so great
that they "trode one upon another."
This may have resulted from the
preaching of the sevonty; but we of
today can see what Jesus then saw,
that thi interest was only superficial
and transitory. So it waS" that the
blaster turned 'Tlrst of all" to his dis
ciples lest they be deceived by this
seeming popularity. K
Hldlno the Truth.
I. The fear of losing a reputation,
vv. 2, 3. "The Pharisees made great,
pompous claims at their being re
ligious. A hypocrite is one who hides
behind a mask, one who is a play
actor. It is pretence instead of reali
ty. Therefore, if one Is not real his
fear of losing his reputation Is increas
ed in direct ratio to the extent of his
deceit. The principal error of these
Pharisees was that thoy hid the truth
and at the same time refused to be
ruled by it themselves. Jesus de
mands a new publicity (v. 2) of serv
ice and in the presence of this vast
crowd denounces this hypocrisy as be
ing sin. He also says nlairilv that what
they had been Baying in darkness wllf
be proclaimed from the housetops.
Our Lord compares hypocrisy with
leaven in that it is the product of cor
ruption. It works secretly, it infects
the whole mass. ; (So hypocrisy will
effect our whole life and conduct.)
This leaven is a sour spreading cor-
i ruption that changes the whole charac
ter of a man. It cannot be hid. No"
amount of care caneffectually cover
our deceit. We may, for a time, hide
our sin from men, but God knows and
in duo time will publish it abroad (v.'
3); I. Tim. 5:24.
Warned by Jesus.
II. The fear of death, vv. 4, 7. Such
publicity will and always has led to
persecution, and so Jesus calls his
disciples to courage, charging them
that thoy fear not those who have
power over the body, but rather to
fear" him whose power is over the
soUl.- Notice the manner of address,
"my friends, fear not." Intimacy and
courage are suggested. Look up the
many times the Scriptures admonish
us not1 to fear, I. John 4:18. Satan and
man (v. 5) have power over the body,
but they cannot 'touch the soul. The
Christian, however, needs not to fear
man or Satan, Isa. 61:12, Horn. 8:31,
for tho angel of Jehoval (the Lord
Jesus) encamps about them that fear
Jehovah (Ps. 34:7). Paul tells us that
to depart from this life is again, Phil.
1:21; II. Cor. 5:8. We have, therefore,
no cause to fear the death of the body.
One only, God, has tho power aftjer
death, to cast the soul Into hell (v. 6).
He It is who gives us a suggestion of
atwful consciousness of the soul, and of
the "body as well, when they are in
hell, Matt. 10:28. Jesus has warned
us and we are to warn others that they
avoid that which was prepared, not for
man, but ofr the devil and his angels,
Matt. 25:41. Is there a hell? Yes!
Else Jesus was deceived or has de
liberately deceived us. Thank God,
however, that as a man Is of more
aluo than a sparrow, so God has pre
pared better things for those who
place their faith in his son.
ill. The fear of making an open con'
fesslon, vv. 8-12. With such a tender,
beautiful assurance of God's care over
us It would seem unnecessary for
Jesus to admonish his followers about
confessing him before tho world. Yet
such is the persistent hardness and
the natural timidity of the human
lieart that tho Master, in mercy, warnB
his followers, Rom. 10:9, 10. Our
Lord looks beyond his disciples to the
dispensation of the Spirit and de
clared that men, speaking against him
would bo forgiven, but that those who
slander, detract and heap vituperation
upon the Spirit would commit a sin, a
blasphemy, which could not be for
given. Moreover, in that dispensa
tion of the Spirit, no matter how much
men might suffer, or be in danger,
they would be taught by that Spirit
what they ought to say, vv. 11, 12.
The one who commits' this sin, de
liberately attributes to the Devil what
he knows to be the work of the Spirit,
Matt. 12:22-32. It is a deliberate
choice of darkness and the heart Is so
hard'ene'd as to preclude repentance.
There is no desire for repentanoo.
Those whom Jesus calls to proclaim
the truth concerning the Kingdom of
God may depend upon a co-operation
of tho Holy Spirit which will make
them fearless of all opposition. The
death of the body is but an incident
As we receive the Comforter and
corao to know the God of all comfort
wa begin to sense our value to him In
carrying out- his enterprises and the
mystery of bis condescending grace.
There is no warrant for undertaking
work for Christ without adequate
preparation, but there Is sufficient war
rant, fp fully trwtl&g him" la' every
By E. H. EMMONS.
It was in the winter of 1910 that
Rink and myself first took up "ghos
tology," or, more properly speaking, it
was Rink who took It up and 1 who
was "taken in," whether willingly or
The lady with whom we were room
ing at that time was interested to an
extent in various forms of charity and
on her visits to the swamps that part
of the city where for the past twonty
years the down-aud-outers, the good-for-nothings,
tho bums and a few poor
but honest fplk had congregated she
had become acquainted with an old
lndy who resided In a great old log
cabin near tho river and on the very
outskirts of town. In time she learn
ed the woman's story, which was sim
ply that the house possessed a ghost.
The cabin, which bad been built
when the city proper was wild prairie,
had stood on Its site for fifty-five years
so was well qualified for a spirit re
tort, having run down and decayed
considerably. Tho old lady's husband
had died three years before, but It was
npt until a year later that he assumed
the prodigal role and began visiting
his former home.
This was the story our landlady told
us and through her Rink managed to
recure an Invitation to visit the place
merely to satisfy fool curiosity. O'
course, I was dragged into the affair
and we "went in the afternoon in order
to examine the surroundings in day
light and we Sherlocked all over the
house and yard untl) dark. At the
back dense timber grew up almost to
the doorstep and while here I noticed
(hat Rink was rooting into things with
more care than fie had before shown
He- exumined the ground and the wallK
thoroughly and a smile overspread his
faco. "I'll bet we land something to
night," he remarked.
That evening we were again given
the account by the old lady herself.
When her husband had succeeded in
passing away, a grandson, Jimmy
somebody, had come to live with tho
Shortly after Jimmy arrived his
spirttual grandpa, supposedly, had de
veloped the uncomfortable habit of
dragging a chain around the house at
various hours of the night and it
jarred the survivors' nerves.
About nine o'clock we were shown
to our room In the north end of the
house, which point seemed the chiof
place of attack.
We fixed ourselves comfortably,
Rink extinguished the light and we sat
down on the edge of the bed.
We had been waiting about two
hours, I think, when Rink arose and
stepped to the window. The moon
was just rising and made everything
look more or less ghostly. The sky
"Not much of. a night for ghosting,"
remarked my friend, as he came back
and reseated himself.
"We'll." I replied. "If you're getting
tired, don't let mo keep 'you up. I
don't caie much for ghosts anyway. I
would rather "
I stopped abruptly and experienced
the pleasant sensation of my heart
and hair rising at the same time, as a
faint scratching sound came from
somewhere, accompanied by the clank,
clank of a chain.
The sound came nearer and nearer.
It seemed in the very room with us.
Then for a moment it stopped and the
voice of the old lady in the adjoining
room asked if we heard it Yes, we
heard it all right and I was frantically
going through my clothes to find a
match when the clanking began once
more. There was a desperate scratch
ing and It seemed to have passed up
the wall and we heard it on the roof.
At that Instant Rink leaped to the win
dow, drew up the sash and leaned far
"I got it," he yelled and turned to
me, who was trying vainly to swallow
my heart back into place. "Here, take
my electric flash light and run out and
see what It Is."
I have had other jobs I liked a good
deal better than hunting ghosts and
when outside our door I bumped Into
Jimmy, who had heard the commotion
and was getting into his clothes. I
was so relieved I wanted to shake
hands with the youngster.
Hastily we made our way to tho
yard where I trained the light on the
roof above where Rink was holding
the chain. Truly, something was hud
dled there by the big chimney, but I
could not see what it was. It is doubt
ful whether at that time I should have
recognized my own brother, but while
trying to obtain a clearer look the boy
suddenly let out such a yell I nearly
"Why, it's Rastus," he cried delight
edly, and 1 was relieved that It hadn't
been a cold hand clutching at his
throat 'which caused the cry, as I had
"Who the douce is Rastus?" I ask
ed, but before ho could reply Rink,
vho had been pulling steadily at tho
chain, gave an extra yank and down
came a large, fat raccoon.
j Jimmy seized tho chain joyfully and
. led tho animal into the house while I
I followed sheepishly. "Gran'ma had
Rastus four r Ave years," he explain
ed, "but he broke his chain one time
and run away into the woods,"
J, And when the cold weather camo
Rastus had returned to the cabin and
finding his old box removed he nightly
climbed the rough sides of tho house
and found n warm bed in a corner by
February 16, 1915,
Walter Jerry ha mjved from Fay
ette cot ntv to his father's farm
which he lias rented.
Bond Lucas and wife (nee Floy
Ilud'-on) are moving this week to New
The atten lanco his been small at
church and S. S. recently, but the les
sons are full of interest, and all in at
tendance seem to feel repaid for the
effort. Rev. Maud Hosklns gave a
timely talk Sunday morning on "Giv.
ing" which was very kindly revived.
Those who hoard Ashley Frazler on
Thursday evening give his experiences
In Andersonvlllo prison will willingly
subscribe (to Gen. Sherman's dellnl
tlon of war. Mr. Frazler speaking on
behalf of the citizens of the commun
ity, first presented the school with a
beautiful silk 11 ig, which was received
on behalf of the school with appropri
ate words by Victor Anderson. After
the stuglng of the Star Spangled Ban
ner and patriotic songs by the audi
ence, Mr. Frazler in an easy conversa
tional way told a story of privation
and Inhuman treatment such as none
but a prisoner could tell. This com
munity Is fortunate In having as a
resident one who can give these old
war stories first Hand and who takes a
real interest in the proress of the
The FalrUeld Farm Woman's Club
held its February meeting with Mrs.
Pearl Larkln on Lincoln's birthday.
Mrt. West's paper on "Butter Making
and Care and Marketing of Cream,"
was well written, showing decided
profit from experience and elicited
lively discussion. Mrs. White read
an Interesting description of Niagara
Falls. -Some other subjects were
touched upon but the time was far
too short for finished discussions and
after dainty refreshments, the party
broke up with a feeling on the part of
the women that the time had been
pleasantly and profitably spent with
never a minute for gossip.
A box s clal will be one of the feat
ures of the meetingjatthe school house
Friday evening, February 27.
Feb. 10, 1914.
Lawrence Kesler and wife and baby
visited the former's grandmother, Mrs.
Cobbler, at Sinking Springs, Sunday.
John and Lyman Hempsted, of Fair
view, were guests of Harry Eubanks
Saturday nlcrht and Sunday.
S. S. Deardotf and family spent Sun
day with Fred Rhoads and family.
Richard Stultz moved to near Fair
view last week.
Benson Butler and Floyd Chapman,
of Sinking Spring, were guests of II.
V. Matthews, Saturday and Sunday.
Elva Cartwright and wife, of Sink
ing Spring, spent Sunday with J. P.
Havens and family.
Mrs. Martha Rhoads called on Mrs.
Maud Matthews Tuesday.
Mrs Dora Butler, of Sinking Spring,
and Mrs. John O. Stults receutly vis
ited their little niece, Bernlce Mc
Coppin, of near Carmel, who is very
ill with pneumonia.
Henry Countryman and family at d
Mrs. Sue Reed and daughter spent
Sunday with Berry W. Spargur and
family, near Carmel.
Mrs. H. V. Matthews and Bess L.
Butler spent Wednesday with their
sister, Mrs. J. E. Chapman, at Sinking
Spring. Mrs. Matthews returned home
that evening but Miss Butler remain
ed over until Saturday.
C A. Rhoads and wife, Mrs. Jane
Stults and grandson, Isaac Bobu. call
ed on the former's daughter, Mrs. J.
J. Flutter, at Sinking Spring, Saturday.
Misses Louise and Blrta West called
on their grandmother, Mrs. Sallie
West, Sunday afternoon.
Henry Countryman an1 family were
business visitors in Sinking Spring
Saturday afternoon. While there Mrs.
Countryman and daughter called on
Mrs. Dr. Chapman.
Edward White spent Sunday with
PauT Barger, of Leesburg, spent
Saturday night at the home of his
mother In-law, Mrs. II. M. Eubanks.
He returned home Sunday afternoon,
accompanied by his wife, who has
been the guest of her parents for three
Fred Rhoads and H. V. Matthews
took dinner with Dr. J. E. Chapman,
at Sinking Spring, Saturday.
n. M. Eubank, who has been at the
Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati,
for two weeks where he underwent a
surgical operation, returned homo
Glenn Eylor and Elmer Stults, of
Sinking Spring, called on Misses Melva
and Amy Ilockman, Sunday night.
"My dear," said the young man, with
a sob in his voice, "I should like to ask
you to marryme, but I cannot for a
long, long time, I fear. Two people
would starve on my salary.
"Oh, George," said the beautiful
young thlngt.thro w lng her arms around
his neck, "don't let that worryyou for
a minute. I'm a militant suffrage t,
and have ueonca four hunger strikes."
I HER FIRST CONCERT
By F. PRENTICE.
v i v
The wonderful afternoon had at last
arrived. Dorothy Clifford was to make
her debut as a pianist at Clarldge
hall, and Eustace, her fiance was to bo
Dorothy had been educating herself
as a pianist 'for seven years. She had
many teachers, too. She had hoped to
make music her life career. But many
a girl who dreams of a life career sur
renders It when the right man comes
along. And with Eustace to care for,
the piano had become a less valued
"Still, Eustace," she had said, "I
can pity once In a while at first, even
after we are married, and make a few
extra dollars. Don't you think so?"
Eustace had been dubious, but Dor
othy's father was emphatically in
agreement with her.
"You're going to give that piano re
cital, anyway, Dorothy," he said.
"Hero I've spent nearly a thousand
dollars on your musical education,
from first to last, and, talked about you
to my friends and how you are going
to take the town by Btorm; and now
It's up to you to make good."
"But it will cost three or four hun
dred dollars for me to appear at Clar
ldge hall," said Dorothy.
"Good," answered her father. "That
will show the newspaper critics that
you mean business. That will Impress
Dorothy's father was not very
worldly wise, but anyway he had his
will. And so the fateful afternoon ar
rived. When Dorothy arrived with her
father and Eustace and saw the pla
cards in front of the building her
heart gave little throbs of pride. "Dor
othy Clifford," they announced, in
great black letters, under her picture.
"Dorothy Clifford," and then, In small
er letters, "gives her pianoforte re
cital in Clarldge. hall" the last words
very big again "on Friday next at
Eustace squeezed her hand and her
father twisted his white mustache and
strolled along as proud as a king.
"Room 4, Miss Clifford," they told
her Inside. So Dorothy had to say
good-by to her father and sweetheart
and hurry round to the musicians' en
trance. She walked up and down cor
ridors for Clarldge hall Is quite a
large place and at last found room 4.
"They are waiting for you," said an
old gentleman at the stage entrance
a little curtly, Dorothy thought. But
she had no time to bother about such
things as that. She walked on the
stage, and one glance at the auditor
ium filled her with joy. The house was
It was not merely full, but packed,
overflowing into the aisles. It was
also a representative house, for it
numbered men, women, girls and boys,
and as Dorothy walked forward to
ward the grand piano, which, rather
oddly, she thought, occupied a corner
of the stage instead of the center, such
it salvo of band-clapping broke forth
that the tears came into her eyes.
She could hardly see to read the
music that she unrolled and placed
upon the stand.
At first she was timid. It was her
first appearance in public, and the
ptosence of these strangers discon
certed her a little. Then, too, she
knew that her father and Eustace had
seats In the second row, but though
lie had tried to see them she had
failed to do so. But the knowledge
'hat they were there encouraged her.
Her hands, a little tremulous at first,
regrlned their power, and before she
had played half a dozzen bars she had
forgotten where she was in the Joy
She did not even notice that there
was nobody to turn over the pages for
her. She lost herself in the ecstacy of
Chopin's divine creation, and, before
, she knew it, the piece was ended.
Doiothy got up and bowed.
To her amazement there was not a
Not one person out of that vast
audience had been sufficiently lm
I nressed to applaud. There was not a
Whisper. They sat in their seats In
I Dorothy controlled herself with dif
ficulty. She went slowly out through
the stage exit. She would not go
back. She would go home, she
"Dorothy! Where have you been?"
It was Eustace, Eustace standing at
her side. She tried to hide the tears
that filled her eyes.
"Dorothy! That's the wrong room.
That's Number 3. We have been wait
ing for you a quarter of an hour. The
audience Is getting impatient."
The absurdity of the mistake sent
he girl into a reaction of hysterical
laughter. To whom had she been play
ing, then? She would not yield now;
she would go on the right stage and
play her part. Otherwise well, her
father would have to pay back tho box
office receipts, and that would mean
three or four hundred dollars, at
least. Mechanically she entered Num
And as she entered just as hearty a
round of applause greeted her as be
fore. Bufwhen she ended the house
went wild with enthusiasm. "Encore!"
they yelled. They called her ,-back
three times In each of tho( first two
parts, and six times at the end. And,
as the papers said next day, Dorothy
"Who who were they, Eustace "
she asked, at the first opportunity.
Eustace threw back his head aad
"Dorothy," he said, "your flnrt pub
lic concert was given before tb Mw
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Samuel Wilkin and family spent
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Ilenry Wilkin and family and Ros
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Mr. and Mrs. Harry Crampton, of
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Mrs. Jane Smith spent the past two
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Ed. Lewis and, family spent Sunday
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Mrs. Willie Smith and two children,
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Miss Wilda Lewis was the guest of
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Miss Rosa Lewis visited friend1- at
Elmvllle the past week.
James Satterfleld and famllv -pnt
Sunday with W. L. Turner and wife.
Several from here attended services
at Harriett Church Sunday mornlmr
and Sunday evening.
Mrs. George MUburn and children
returned home Saturday after a
weeks visit with friends at Harriett.
Hursey Noble had the mlsfoitune of
breaking his arm just above tlie wrist
while cranking their automobile, but
is getting along as well as could be
Bub Countrymen will move shortly
to the farm of Jesse Patton and Olate
Creed will move where Mr. Count rv
Thurman Gall and wife visited John
Satterfleld Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Albert Ausman Is confined to
the house with an attack of so rat
Charley Davis Is home for a few
days visit with his mother, Mrs Geo.
Rev, McKibban was enter -inod on
Sunday night and Monday at the horn?
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