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Msrrh 2, 1922
East Kentucky Correspondence
News You Get Nowhere Else
N tantvmttmf fuh1t.h4 unto ii la full by taw orltar. The nam
ti M fnr puhltrattea, Mhm erldeare of fao4 fKti. Writ plalnlr.
Sinking Valley, Feb. 27. Sim
Hobba haa moved to bLa new home
her. Mr. and Mr. Fred Abner have
moved to the property owned by Sim
Hobba. Mr. and Mra. Sol Hammond
havt moved bark to their home at
Clear Creek. Mr. and Mra. Dill Coyle
viiii ted Tilford Coyle Sunday. Mr.
and Mm Leonard Skinner from
Alcorn, Kentucky, visited Mr. and and preparing for their crops. J. L.
Mra. Solomon Abner Saturday and, Pennington, Jr., aeema to be Improv
Kundav tae-an Miller and Mittie' ing at this writing. T. N. Roberts
Skinner were united In marriage j nan a working r riday and got a nice wjth something like pneumonias
Monday. They have the best wishes day's work done. Mrs. Nancle Ponder, There is inckness in the home of
of their many friends. Misa Bertha j of H'K Sexton is visiting her daugh
Isaara visited Misa Vemie Hobba, ter, Mrs. Kesxie Pennington, at this
Sunday. Joe Ii-aara was the dinner
guest of Andy Isaaca' Sunday. Mr.
and Mrs. Sol Hamnvnd visited Mr.
and Mra. Jasper Isaacs, Sunday.
There will be a holiness meeting at
the Sinking Valley achoolhouae Sun
day. Miss Karsie Abner and Miss McKinney for $1,700. Oscar Pen
Mollie Iainhart visited Mrs. Lucy nlngton, who has been attending
Smith. Wednesday. Major Cruse and;
Sid Van were in this vicinity last
week doing some dental work for
Marcus Isaaca. Ia1 of tobacco beds
are being burnt in this vicinity.
Lota of people are going to raise to
bacco again this year. Andy Isaacs
sold a bunch of hogs to Henry Owens
at nine dollars per hundred pounds.
Good luck to The Citizen and it
Peoples, Feb. 28 Farmera are
working earnestly and patiently in
thia part trying to take the advant
age of rough spring. F.ldon David
son, our merchant for eight yeara,
haa gore out Finley Cornelius has
taken his place in the Davidson store.
Bom to Mrs. Mary Ball, a fine girl.
Isaac Fowler attended church at
Cometfs chapel Sunday and reported,
a fine sermon bv Rev. Mike Rilev andlnere which did considerable
Rev. Henry Iwis. The holiness peo
ple held meeting at Mt Otlie Sunday
Several of the Laurel boys are in
Jackson this week, aa Hiram John
son la holding court at London.
Mrs. Sallie Cunnagin, the wife of
John Cunnagin, deceased, had
clearing Wed.icrday and got a fine
lot of work done. We are glad we
live in a community where the people
are so ready to lend a helping hand
to those who need help. Fred Cor
nel:o bought out the store of Dsvid
Gabbard and is doing a good busi
neas. John Harris and Millard have
just completed a Job of clearing for
R. O. Cornelius. The job waa well
done. Mr. Reed of Black Lick died
a few days ago. Mr. Reed was a
newcomer to this neighborhood, but
appeared to be a nice man and good
citizen. School ii going on nicely at
Letter Bos, Berry Cunnagin, teacher.
Grace Burnam ia visiting her sis
ter, Elva Cornelius, at Peoples, this
week. Geo. Baldwin and family at
tended the holiness meeting at Mt
Ollie Sunday. We are glad to see the
boys so quiet at church for the past
six weeks.' Alpha Cornelius Is at
tending school at Annville.
Carico, Feb. 27. We are having
lota of rain in these parts. Married,
February 23, George Parka of Liv
ingston, to Misa Eliza Summer of
thia place. We wish them a prosper
ous life. Departed thia life, Febru
ary 16, uncle Ben Reed. He had
been a long sufferer with consump
tion. He leavea a large family to
mourn hia loss. Henry Ford of Is
land City has moved back to hia old
place near his father, Dan Ford.
Wm. Spivey and wife have moved
back to Gauly. Married, Mattie
Baker, daughter of Robert Baker,
to Lloyd Hundley on February 23.
May theirs be many happy days.
All remember our regular meeting
time the first Saturday and Sunday
in March. Preaching by Bro. Bow-
man. Bom, February 18, to Mrs.
Sullie Newcomb, a fine girl called
Vlrgie. Isaac Himea bought a young I
mule of Isaac Lear for 125. Mrs. I
Susan Shdton is very poorly at this I
writing J. F. Roberts haa been
down with flu. There is a lot of sick-
THE COOK SMILES
The cook is all smiles,
The bread U light and gay,
A tack of Potta' Gold Dust Flour
Made them get that way.
For Sale By'All Grocers
RL POTTS & SON
nena In about here. W. II. Evans
waa visiting relatives here taut week.
There waa a large tide In the river
last week.-Come on, friends, and
take The Citizen and get all the
vine, rco. i-t. 1 ne I armers are,
I very busy sowing their tobacco beIs
j place. Mr. and Mrs. Harve Hurley,
' who sold their property at this place,
are planning on locating at Berea
Albert Powell of Bond has sold his
farm at this place to Dick Fstridge
for 1 1 00, who later sold to J. II.
school at Verona, Ky., has returned
home. Chester and Oscar Downey
have Joined the U. S. A. Marian
Rotherford is building a barn for hia
son-in-law, Dan Morgan, of Chestnut-burg-
J. S. Teague made a business
trip to Lexington, Ky., last week.
R. I Hurley has a fine lot of records
for his Silvertone. We are sorry to
hear of the illness of our circuit
judge, Hiram Johnson, of London.
We hope he will soon recover. We
have had nine cases of flu recently
near this place. If H. C. Morgan is
not gutting his Citizen, please notify
Harmony, Feb. 27. We are having
lota of wet weather here noWwhich
is greatly impeding the farmers with
their Work- We had a bad storm
damage. Business here is dull in al
most everything but hogs. They are
trading well. Com has gone up to
$4.00 per barrel. Eggs have gone
down to 18 cents per docen. Old
Mrs. Maginnis is very low and not
expected to live. The Cooley Broth
ers have moved to the farm that they
recently bought from Mat Collett
Old man Jarkaon Collett is on the
sick list at this writing. James
I.rewer haa just returned from Co
lumbus, Ind., where he has been nn
a business trip. The moonshine bus
iness aeema to have died down here
since' the raid that was made at
Stringtown. In my last correspond
ence to The Citizen in speaking of
the death of the widow, Nannie B.
Smith, I said she had six living chil
dren, all grown and all married but
one and The Citizen put it six grand
children, which was a mistake.
Lowell, Feb. 27. Several from this
place attended court day at Lancas
ter Monday. Mrs. H. II. Hall, who
haa the flu, is improving. Sterling
Whittaker and wife of this place
spent Sunday and Sunday night with
hia father, Roscoe Whittaker. The
little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shoe
maker ia ill at this writing. Mr. and
Mrs. McKnight and family made a
business trip to Richmond last week.
Will Laton. who has been ill, Is
improving. Mr. Milla and Mr. Hall
made a business trip to Lancaster
Noland, Feb. 25. We are having
some warm rainy weather; the back
water is all over the bottoms. James
Witt and Price Lay and family were
the guests of M. I Lay, Sunday.
M. P. Lay spent Tuesday with James
Witt at Witt, Ky. Frank Robinson
of South Irvine will move back to
his farm at Crooked Creek at once.
vnnings Arvine was the guest of
Oral Peters, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs.
Ana Winkler were in Irvine Saturday.
David Walton spent Wednesday
niht with his daughter, Mrs. M. P.,of the winter. Some tobacco beds
Lay. Wilgus Richardson of Witt, have bpcn own and some plowing,
Ky., has sold his half interest in the
store to his brother, Greeley Rich -
ardson. Hogs are selling here at
iiu pe numirod pouna, ana com at
$4 per barrel. Jamea Carbet Rich-
ardson of near Panola waa the
guest of Fred W nkler, Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Arvine were
the guests of Alford Winkler Sun-
Inland City, Feb. 20. Our leading
merchant, Robert Pritchard of Island
fjtv n(j jjjBg Laura Allen of Anglin
were quietly married at Cincinnati,
O., a few days ago, and have recently, immediately for the South, tn be gone
returned. Bent Harvey and wifo had three weeks. They will make their
charge of the store while Mr. Pritch- home at Irvine Work haa been re-
rrd was ahse'it W. T. Bowman is.tarded on the pike on account of the
,rtino- hlnr-kamith nhnn at th
forks of the road at the mouth of
Holly Fork. He has full line of
tools and Is a fine workman. Miss
Roc us and May Bicknell are suffering
( harley Petr at this writing.- Mrs.
Mary F. Bicknell hag recently deeded
hPr and to heP y, children. Mon
roe King, who has been over in In-
diana for a few weeka, haa returned
and is selling his stuff and will prob-
ably make his future home in the
state of Indiana. Mrs. Margaret
Rains visited her aister, Nan Dick
nell, one day last week. The sheriff
,nd his deputies are doing good work
in this county looking after the
moonshine element The report is
that three stills were destroyed on
Buffalo ree.ntly. F. G. Peters, sec
retary of the bosrd of trustees of our
graded school, is in favor of a high
schoo being erected at Island City
and is planning on taking such steps
as wMI k'.ng iibcut action as soon as
possible. Asher Sizemore, who is in
school at Scoville, Ky., took dinner
with the Rev. A. D. Bowman Satur
day on his way home, visiting his
parent at Taft Ky., will return Sun
day evening. Mr. Sizemore is mak
ing good progress in school and
rpenks well of his teachers. Aunt
F.i.ily Peters, the aged lady of this
community, is said to be in good
health at this writing.
Conkling, Feb. 25. Bood Hill and
Elsie Di-aton were married recently.
Charley Blake and wife are visit
ing relatives here. Two houses have
burned in this vicinity in three weeks
time. Taylor Burch's house burned,
and he lost everything he had; also
Joe Parmer'a house burned, but they
saved a few articles. Charles Moore,
who married a few weeka ago, is now
separated from his wife and has
brought a suit for a divorce. A Mr.
Smith is moving on J. W. Anderson's
land. Doctor Byrd recently moved to
the Little farm. Mra. Emily McCol
lum, who haa been on the sick list for
several weeks, is thought to be a
little better at present.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Hudson en
tertained about fifteen at dinner
Sunday in honor of Mr. Hudson's and
Mr. Bose La in 'a birthday, which both
fell on the same day. Among them
were Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson and
two daughters and sons, who have
recently moved here from Richmond,
E. S. Costolo'a house had the roof
burned off one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Little, who
were hurt In a motorcycle accident,
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Hudson will
move into their new home on North
Main street this week. Mrs. Dapin
and daughter will occupy the rooms
over Hudson store.
I. G. Lain was called to Richmond,
Ky., by the illness of his father, B.
It is reported that some of the fac
tories which have been closed for
some time will start up Monday and
will give work to several hundred.
Dave Towell, from Jackson county,
Kentucky, was visiting here this
R. L. Hudson reports he Is doing
a good business in the grocery and
meat market. j
Panola, Feb. 22. We are
emerging from the worst cold spell
. Mrs. J. B. Kindred underwent
the M".d operation for dropsy and
;ia somewhat improved. Mrs. Lucy
I Mit anil nhiMran tva.a .u.nt ,.Aad
- "cuw nuvrowi , uiK wit? lirrf'XOlUS OX Villi BCCtlOn.
of the family of J. B. Kindred. Renn, Bulletins on docking, etc., are eager
May Powell has been spending a ly read by the owners, being
pleasant two weeks' visit with the sent by C. C. Flannery, livestock
ramny or r.. r. I'owell at Coyle.
The homes of Pleas Dunaway and the arable land In this section has
Leo Gentry were destroyed by fire btn turned for this year's crops
recently with all their contents. ', Tobacco growers are so much en
Merle and Beulah Wilson are attend- couraged by the prices paid by the
ing the E. K. S. N. this term. Fern 1 pool organixation that they are burn
Wilson Is visiting relatives In Ows-j ing beds and preparing for large
ley county Mrs. Douglas Young of crops. The violators of the Volstead
U'l 1J I. J! A l
Mvcrai uayajBc, wno nave oeen skulking in Wis
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos.i brush during the session of the grand
Kindred. Friends were sorry to note1 Jury, have been apprehended and In.
the death of Ceorge M. Patterson of
Lancaster, tie waa one of the older
atudenU of Berea College. Ilia first
wife, May Barton, a sister of Dr. W.
E. Barton, of Oak Park, III., preced-
ed him to the grave several years,
He leaves a wife and one child to
i mourn hit lo-a. They have our sym -
I pathy. Thaddeus Basham and Rosa
Warrord were married on the 16th.
Miss Laura French, formerly of this
place and Berea, but now of Raven-
na, was recently married to Arthur
Carmen, general dispatcher at the
round house at Ravenna. They left
w ntrv wentW fnm .t.;U n..
work has begun again, and they are
crushing rock and putting on the top
dressing on a portion of it
Slate Lick, Feb. 26. It is
raining, with lots of mud and bad
roads. Sunday-school at 2:00 every
sunuay at Wis place. Rev. Forbush
of Jackson county preached at Slate
1 Lick today, alao has been having
services in the neighbors' homes the
Pt week Wm. Webb of Boones Gap
is moving a sawmill to Slate Lick
on June Fowler's land, to saw up his
timber. Then look out for a new
bungalow. Mrs. Cox is recovering
from a severe case of tonsilitis. Joe
Williams is sick with cold. Mrs.
Richard Parks is very sick at her
home with flu at this writing. Most
of the folks thru here are done sow
ing tobacco beds. W. D. Parks has
made a milk house which has been
needed so long for milk and butter
and fruits and vegetables. There are
lots of things we ran do to add to
our comfort, if we were not afraid of
losing our labor. I want to ask the
readers of The Citizen a favor: If
you see any of your neighbors com
ing with a paper for you to sign,
don't get scared; it's only asking you
to do your duty and help where help
is needed. We are trying to get a
pike from Berea to Slate Lick.
Friends, listen, if every reader of
this paper would give $1.00 on this
road that would mean so much to the
people along this road. It would be
almost impossible to get a doctor
over such roads. So please heed this
call. We can't live for self alone.
Come over In Macedonia and help us.
Freely ye have received, freely give.
ChriaHmss Ridge," Feb. 27. We are
having some warm rainy weather at
present Brother Cornett passed
thru here en route to Kerby Knob to
hold a few days' meeting. Brother
Cornett was accompanied by W. R.
Powell. Mr. and Mrs. Roland Lewis
are all smiles over the arrival of a
nice baby girl. Bob Vires, who has
been sick for some time, is able to
be out again. J. W. Bratcher had
his cows all tested for tuberculosis
and all proved to be in first classs
condition. G. W. Bratcher has been
very sick for a few days. W. M.
Bratcher has returned from a visit
to Cincinnati and Covington and Win
chester. Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Chesnut
spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. W
R. Powell. Mr. and Mrs. Dinnis
Webb of Red Lick spent Saturday
night and Sunday with Mrs. C. F.
Kelley of this place. Charlie Webb
is visiting in this part again.
Kerby Knob, Feb. 27. Rev. Cor
nett filled his first appointment at
this place Saturday and Sunday and
left an appointment for the fourth
Saturday night Sunday and Sunday
night in March. M. M. Broughton
and son, Erman, of Brassfleld, Madi
son county, Oran Click and Oscar
Hendron, a friend of his of Cotton
burg, spent a few days last week at
the home of J. R. Click. Roy Click
and Bertha Powell, both of this place,
surprised their friends by going to
McKee and being united In marriage
February 21st We wish them pros
perity and happiness. Willie and
Dora Engle were the guests of Sallie
Powell Wednesday night of last
week Rev. J. W. Richardson and
wife of Panola visited at J. D. Hat-
field's Saturday night and attended
chunh Sunday. Billie Powell of Be-
n? and Rev. Cornett spent Saturday
night at the home of Aaron Powell.
Blue Lick, Feb. 27. Quite a num-
ber of young Iambs are now Increas-
I U -l - 11 M .1 1 ..
specialist of Middle Tenn
a. . . '
dktments Issued. Let the good work
pn on until the children of the next)
generation, when they see the worm!
and atill In aome public museum, may
ask, -What mean those euros t and
from whence came thev?" Carl
Bratcher nd John Johnson have cut
' and hauled about five hundred logt
to the sawmill site In this section.
( Carl Bratcher and Inci attended
church at Gladca today, aervlcea bv
Rev. Books of Berea. F. A. Cimo-
bell of this vicinity is one of the
' boss carpenters on the Union church
Wallaceton, Feb. 28. Mrs. Jas.
Wallace and Mrs. Morris Calico and
baby visited Mrs. Ben Calico last
Friday. Mra. John Cuinn and children
were the guests of her mother, Mrs.
Jas. Guinn, Saturday night and Sun
day. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Botkln
vis tod homefolka Sunday. Misses
Lillian and Ines Hutching have re-
turned home, after a few weeks' visit
I with their grandfather, Foley .Mr.
and Mra. Jaa. Wallace visited Mr. and
Mrs. R. M. Baker of Whites Station,
Wednesday. Mr. Hutchins of Louis
ville, who was brought to the Rob
inson Hospital for an operation
Tuesday, is some better st this writ
ing. Miss Rebecca Denny, who is at
tending school at Richmond, visited
her aunt Mrs. E. E. Wallace, Satur
day and Sunday of last week. A
very enjoyable day was spent last
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Wallace. It was a double birth
day dinner that of Mrs. Nath Evans
and Wm. Wallace. Those present
were Mrs. Diana Johnson and son,
Mrs. Scuyler Johnson, Mr. and Mrs.
Carlos Johnson and two children, Mr.
and Mrs. Hallett Johnson and four
children, Mr. and Mrs. Nath Evans
and two children, Mr. and Mrs. Jas.
Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Wallace,
Mrs. Morris Calico and baby, Miss
Emma Wallace and Brack Truett
Mr. and Mrs. Moore attended church
at Wallaceton Sunday.
Paint Lick, Feb. 28. Mr. and Mrs.
Jasper Hulette, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Creech visited Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Creech, Sunday and Sunday night-
Mrs. H. D. Creech, who has been ill,
is better. Mr. and Mrs. Grover El
der left last Tuesday for their home
at Tolono, 111. Miss Virgie Matlock
spent the past week with her grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Creech.
Mrs. J. B. Creech, who has been
ill so long, is some better. John T.
Clark and Mrs. Fannie Green were
married, Sunday, February 18. They
have the best wishes of their many
friends. The sale of C. C. Hounshell
was well attended Saturday and prac
tically everything sold well. Mr.
Hounshell and family will leave in a
few days for Asheville, N. C, where
they will remain for awhile on ac
count of Mr. HounsheU's health.
Miss Rebecca Bowl in visited Misses
Sophronia and Susie Hounshell Sat
urday night Mrs. Alex Little and
Mrs. Annie Starnes visited Mrs. J. B.
Creech, Friday afternoon. Bentley
Parson visited Jonathan Creech, Sat
"Are you going to hear my speech f
Inquired Mr. Meekton's wife.
I certainly will, Henrletta,H replied
her huHhand. "You have no Idea of
the pleasure I will derive from hear
ing you make a good long talk which
will permit me to applaud Instead of
compelling me to apologize.
Hay and Grain
Corn No. 2 white 61T; No. 8
att1c: No. 4 white .r4H0Oc;
No. 2 yellow UltXttc; No. 4 yellow
Kf-ifciiOc; No. 2 mixed 004Cl'-ic
Sound buy Timothy per ton $lS..r0
fc lil; clover mixed $l.Vr010..'0.
Wheal No. 1 red $1.4701.48; No. 3
1 44 u 1.4(1; No. 4 red $1.401.4:i.
Outs Na. 2 white 4'J4:i; No. S
:4ir ; No. 2 mixed 4y4! ; No. 3
uitxed 'i'n VM:
Butter, Eggs and Poultry
llutter Whole milk creamery extras
40c ; centralized extras K7c; Itrsts S-c;
Kfc'gs Kvt ru nrtit .,Ki244e; tlmU
li'iiiV'; ordinary tlrsts L"-" (; i'l.
Live Poultry 1 n- . I m i .tr
⁣ fowls 4 Hut und over UOc uuuVr
4 Its c ; roosters 18c.
I'uttlo Stivrt, food to choice $l.73
(jS;fuir to good tL"5;eoiiiinon to
fair $l..l(5o; Coilurii, t'ood lo ilmlte",
0..y 7.: ; fulr to good $xrou u.:0 ;
cuiiiiuoii to fulr $4,uV.'i0; i-u li
ner .73 ; stork heifers -til.";
mock ulcer V'l&d.
I'ulvmt tiood to cliocie $UJjl2..'0;
fulr lo jfojd 12 ; coiuuiou and lai'Ke
Sheep -41imm1 (o choice $047;
fair to Kod $-'tftl; euiiitnoD $1W-:
laiults good to choice $l.i; ltJ; fair
lo good $Vi.MtailX
Uog Heavy $!0..'i0i 10.75; choice
packers and butchers $1100; medium
f 11 1125; common to choice heavy
fat oW, loas.IiS; light shippers Uj
pigs (110 Its and !) 7ytt.7i
! ' GttOYO CJCFCS3 '
u lint p u rii.w Ait.ii. u. D.,
i'riirher of feng-hali Uilil In ll Moodr
Hii.Ii- Institute of Chicago I
fcrrtshl, 1121. KMitl N,Mtr Us
LESSON FOR MARCH 12
AMOS WARNS ISRAEL. (TEMPER
I.KWON TKXT-Amos 1 1 1
iul.lKN ThXT-WIn la a mooKrt,
trutiH drink rug-inn. and hooter Is
-, -rt tlirrrhy la not win. prov. L
liKK.IIKNH: MATMtlAI-laa. tM,
a. -Ji. .1-U, lluara 4.11. Ual. a 11-21.
t'ltlMAKY TOI'IC-Oixl Benii Amos on
Jt SHill TOric-A Prophet Whe Waa
a Krl'-ml to the Pour.
INTKUMKIUATK AND BKNIOH TOPIC
Ttip Oinnrqtieni'rs of Mif-lnt1iJlg?nro.
Ytll NU PI-.UPI.K AM ADULT TOPIC
-ttucUl Kvlia yet to II Conquered.
The kingdom of Israel reached a
lii ttli stHte of pnmperity In the time of
.lerohouui 11, and with It caiue a con
dition of luxury, corruption and
The Judgment woe of this lesson Is
directed uKtilnxt the sins of the upper
rliiHse In Haumrla. The same sins are
practiced In America, in the nation
ii nd In the church. With the lncreane
of wealth In America hus come luxury,
corruption and gross wlckednetis which
itiiKK'rs the ImiiKinntioD. It behoovo"
all to give a llMtcnlnff ear, for Uod w
eventually enter Into Judgment. 1M
U'HMon Is a temperance leswin. Tempe
anee upplles to other things than 1
diligence In Intoxicating liquor. Ui
nge Is IntoxU-Hted with pletixure, pur
suit of gain and selfish ambition.
I. Reekie Security (vv. 1-3).
They were blind to the perils that sur
rounded them. They were living In a
fool's pnradlxe, closing their eyes to
the approaching storm of Judgment as
predicted by Amos. They trusted In
the mountains of Samaria for their
protection. They regarded their city
us linpregnulile. They no doubt re
garded the utterance of Amos as Iru
nriictlculile the dreams of a fanatic.
The tragic thing about this blindness
on the part of the chief ones of the
nation was they were so puffed up
with pride thut they failed to read
the signs of the times In the light of
hlHtory (v. 2.) The cities of Calneh
and lluniHth, though great and mighty,
had fallen. To disregard the lessons
of history, to dismiss the thought of
impending Judgment, is to bring near
the "seat of violence" (v. 3). Let
chaotic Europe and Russia be he red
lights of warning to America, and let
all Injustice and class selfishness be
II. Luxury (vv. 4 6).
The luxury of these upper classes In
Samaria expressed itself in: 1. Extrav
agant furniture (v. 4). Tbey bad beds
of Ivory perhaps wood inlaid with
Ivory. Costly ss their furniture was tn
that day. It wss commonplace as otn
pared to some of the expensive fur,
lure and fittings In our great cities.
2. Laziness (v. 4). They stretcht
themselves upon their couches Uv
lives of Indolence. Such Is the wi
of many still.
3. Feasted on delicacies (v. 4). Tl
Implication here Is that they bad their
dainties out of season. This Is what
tuany of the rich pride themselves In.
4. Adorn their feasts with music
(v. 5). They sang Idle songs even in
vented musical Instruments for this
purpose. They prostituted the noble
art of music to their sensual feasts.
6. They drank wine (v. 6). They
were not content with ordinary drink
ing vessels. They drank from bowls.
Indicating excessive drinking. They
were so mastered by the Intoxicating
cup that tneir leasts wntcn were)
adorned with the refinements of music
ended in drunkenness.
III. Failure te Grieve fer Jeeeph
Joseph here stands for Ephralm
and Manasseh, his two sons. Eph
ralm became the principal tribe
of the northern kingdom, so Joseph la
uaed aa a synonym for the nation. The
upper classes were Indulging In these
effeminate luxuries, entirely indifferent
to the groanlngs of the masse. And
whenever such a condition exist In a
nation there Is need . of Amos to
thunder God's Judgment upon those
who are guilty of It.
IV. The Inevitable Issue (w. 7,8).
1. They shall go Into captivity (v. 7).
The northern nation was first In sin,
therefore first to go into captivity
What a striking contrast this plctun
Instead of lying on Ivory coucht
feasting upon dainties, they are wit
the suffering exiles.
2. The certainty of the Issue (v. 8.
It Is Inevitable because of iod'S na
ture, lie I a Uod of Justice, lie
has sworn that Judgment shall fall.
He Is the Uod of horns the controller
of the whole universe, therefore none
can em-ape. liod hates the wickedness
of the world, and lie will bring Into
Judgment the men and women who
revel In luxury with no concern for
the poor and ncady. Though God
waits long. He does not forget. The
only escape for America Is repentance.
Abide In Him.
And now, little children, abide In
lllm; that when He shall appear, we
may have confidence, and not be
ashamed at Hi coming. I John 2:24
Great mischief happen more often
from folly, meanness, and vanity, than
from the greater sins of avarice and
Chance te Be Saved.
Dout despair of a student If he has
eae clear idea. Emmons.