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June I, 1922
East Kentucky Correspondence
News You Get Nowhere Else
Ne em i nUM saint elssed ta full by Ik write. The um
It sot far sabllisllta , Wt te ta hHhx ef swed falls. Write letlr.
Drip Rock, June 2. Everybody in
thin vicinity U done planting corn
and I hoeing crops over now. Mrs.
Floyd continue quite fll. Several
from thin place attended the Holi
ness meeting at Sand Springs Run
day. Mnllie B. Lynrh wss buried at
the Marram grave-yard, Monday.
She leave a hurband, one baby 18
montba old, 2 alters, father, 3
brother, and a hoot of relative! and
friend to mourn her loss. Mrs. Ro
sen Isaacs and aon, Tall, and little
grandson, Arlie Eversole, spent Sun
day with Mr. Affle Richardson and
children. N. H. Iaara visited hi
brother, W. P. Isaacs, of Sand
Spring. Sunday. Mr. Abbie Thorn
on and Mm. Hoover took dinner
with Mr. Anna Alcorn Monday.
Mr. Floa Roue I seriouily ill with
eonaumption and i not expected to
live lone;. Mi Cora Lalnhart vislt
ed Mr. Mollie Inaar Saturday af
ternoon Elbtha Iaac of Station
Camp bought a nice yoke of calve
from Roy Iaac for $75; alo a
yoke from Pall Isaacs for $50, Mr.
and Mr. Roy B. William visited Mr.
and Mr. Nalth Powell of Foxtown
Saturday night and Sunday. Albert
Roue had a working Tueiulay Mr.
and Mr. John P. Lake spent Sun
day with Mm. Flna Roue, who I elck.
Mr. and Mr. N. H. Isaacs visited
Mr. and Mr. Sant Webb Monday.
Mr. Nannie Carroll visited Mr
Mell Co Wednesday forenoon. Mr.
and Mr. C. C. Carroll made a bui
ne trip to Irvine Tuesday. Miss
Provy Marrum I staying with Mr.
and Ms. Dan Floyd at present
Herd, June 2. Several from this
place attended the Memorial meeting
at Liberty last Sunday. Misses Myl
lie and Luemma Vicker of Mummle
pent last Saturday night with Mrs.
Amianda Farmer. Mioses Tear and
Nannie Welch of Annville spent from
Thursday until Saturday with Mr.
Myrtle Welch. Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Farmer of Gray Hawk an) Mr. and
Mr. H. D. Farmer of this place
pent last Monday night with iTr.
-'Vfrs. Stephen Frier. Mr. and
jH. D, Firmer are planning; on
M te Vfton this week.
. " " . inn? . V Mwr Pnt
.... Sunday with Mr. Charlotte
Amy. Mr. and MrsMinnr Gordon
pent last Saturday night and Sun
day with Mr. and Mrs. Jasper
Smith of Nathanton. Dexter Welch
waa tn Lexington, Frankfort, and
Berea last week. E. B. Flanery left
for Lexington last Tuesday. Mr.
Lucy Plerson and two daughters,
Ruth and Mildred, of Annville, spent
a few days of this week with Mr.
and Mr. J. F. Farmer. Misses Mar
tha and Bertha Farmer spent last
Saturday night with Mis Rachel
Baker. Mr. Lula Raliegh of Ella
la spending the week with her
brother, J. F. Simpson. Miss Nettie
Jones and daughter, Debby, of Big
Hill, were visiting relative at this
place last week. Robert Akemon of
Bond spent last Thursday night with
Mr. Minor Gordon.
Peoples, June 4. A large crowd
from this place attended church at
Seven Pines Sunday. Rev. Marcus
Isaac of Sinking Valley led the serv
ice Leila M. Cornelius, also Fred
Cornelius and family were the guests
of R, O. Cornelius, Sunday. Mr. and
Mrs. Wiley Cunnagin are the proud
parent of a fine girl. The farmer
of thi vicinity are very busy at
present and crops are progressing
nicely. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Nichols,
also Mr. and Mr. Lafayette Corneli
us were the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
R. O. Cornelius last week. Sam
Lucas and Nathan Welch of Berea
passed thru here last week on a
dramming trip. Herbert Davidson,
who haa been visiting in Berea, is
home again. Isaac Fowler is visit
ing relatives at Wind Cave Jimmie
Luker passed thru here last week
stock buying. Robert Davidson and
daughter attended church at Seven
THE COOK SMILES
The cook U all smiles,
The bread Is light and gar,
A sack of Potts' Gold Dust Flour
Made them get that way.
Pine Sunday. Rev, Elisa Comett
filled' hi appointment at Mt Zion
Sunday, We would be glad to hear
from McKee and Carico again.
Rock ford, June 4. We are having
some very heavy rains at this time.
A spelndid tobacco season. Most
everybody is thru setting tobacco.
Some have thinned corn and plowed
it over. There Is still a little corn
to be planted. J. W. Gatliff and
other have sold their hog to A. W.
Estridge of Berea. Old lady Cope
of near thi place ia very low with
rheumatism. Last Sunday the Me
morial exercise at Scaffold Cane
were held, attendance good, behavior
as usual, and plenty to eat, and
some unusually good speakers. t
Tuesday the Memorial services were
held at Macedonia Church, with good
attendance good behaviour, plenty to
eat and good speaking. If anyone
brings a gun or booze to such places,
he is afraid to let any one know it
Rev. J. W. Lambert was in Rock
ford last Sunday. J. W. Todd fell
from a Randle harrow and was very
badly hurt. The fall waa caused by
a bolt breaking off. June the 14th
Is Commencement Day at Berea.
Next Saturday and Sunday will be
regular church day at Scaffold Cane.
Come and hear a good preacher, L.
W. VanWinkle, of near Big Hill.
Cookshurg, June 3. Everybody is
very busy hoeing corn and setting
plants of all kinds James Wadkins,
who ha been suffering with a brok
en ankle for the past eight months,
is no better. Mrs. Nsnnie Griffin and
Mr. Mollie Singleton and Elic Allen
were dinner guests at C. L. Thomas'
Sundsy. Charley Mullins, who was
shot in a battle at Livingston some
time ago, died, June 3. He leaves
two daughters, two sisters and three
brothers, a father and stepmother
and many relatives and friends. The
family did all they could to save him.
He was laid to rest beside his wife
the A.dams cemetery, Sunday.
We have bad a " very bad drouth
ftty. 5Mgel o1 and garden, and
tpeo.'1n,rV hT,B ood
. . l. Thomn hi.'.
very sick for the past week. Mrs.
Sarah Vanzant and Mr. C. . L.
Thomas are both in very poor health,
not able to do their house work.
W. M. Alcorn and children were vis
iting Mr. and Mr. Bealer Mullins,
Sundsy. Mr. and Mrs. Casper Mul
lina were calling on friends on the
Noland, June 3 Willie Winkler of
Ravenna spent Thursday with W. C.
Richardson. Mr. and Mrs. Brace
Scott of Wisemantown were the af
ternoon guests of Mr. and Mr. An
Winkler last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs.
Hubert Arvine were the guests of
the latter' parents, W. M. Harrison,
a. Berea, Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Winkler of Rich
mond were the guests of nuston
Walton last Sunday. David Walton
wa the guest of W. C. Richardson
last Sunday. Ernest Walton and
Greeley Winkler were at Wagersvflle
to church Saturday' night. W are
going to have some road built on
Crooked Creek. They are going to
build four miles of gravel road here.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Lay were the
guests of Price Lay last Sunday.
W. C. Richardson, who has been sick
for the last three months, is improv
ing slowly Mrs. Fannie Arvine and
Mrs. Mattie Winkler were the guests
of Mrs. Ella Richardson Wednesday
Harmony, June 5. On last Sunday,
June 4. G. M. Collett, A. J. Bailey
and Rev. W. M. C. HuUhins all went
over to Negro Creek, where they h'ad
Memorial services. They all report a
very enjoyable time, with a large
crowd of people present and good
For Sale By All Grocers
R. L POTTS & SON VkMee SUtioa, Ij.
prearhirur, good singing, and plenty
of dinner on the ground. The very
best of order prevailed thruout the
day Widow Buchanan, formerly of
Crab Orchard, died at her late home
in Montana last" Saturday, June 8,
and her mortal remain will be
brought to Crab Orchard for inter-
merit on next Wednesday, June 7, of
this month. We are having m very
fine season here now, with nearly
everybody done setting tobacco, and
everything in the way of vegetation
I looking fine. Rev. J. B. Park was
! a dinner guest at uncle Jackson Col
I lett't last Sunday. Gip Carson and
I wife of Rowland were visitor at
Mrs. W. M. C. Hutchln last Sun
day. C F. VanHook sold a small
knob farm to Tom Ballard, considera
tion $.r00. Good luck to the Citiien.
White Lick, June 6 Mrs. A. C.
Matlock and children of Nina are
visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Creech
this week. Misses Sophronia and
Susie Hounshell, Mary Champ and
Mrs. Calloway Hounshell and chil
dren were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
M. G. Hutchins Sunday. Mr. and
Mrs. Hugh Conn and children visited
relative in Lancaster Sunday. Mrs.
C. C. Hounshell and children, who
recently returned from Biltmore, pi.
C, are visiting Andy Hounshell and
family. Rev. W. H. Bryant preached
at Wallaceton Sunday morning. The
White Lick choir attended and sang
a number of songs. Mr. and Mrs.
Willie Rhodu visited Mr. Rhodua'
-Island Otr. Jim. 1 A v, ..A.
affair occured Jn the home of Zeak1 S1at LicV' Jum? W nav bn
Carmach, of Blake, Ky., recently. nie good rains lately which
His 9-year-old daughter caught on wf '" "''come, altho It caused
fire one day of last week and burned vr' miss Sunday-school todiy.
to death. Her mother had told her CP" nd gardens aie lookinr good
to put fire In the stove and stepped Present. Mr, Pi)--"nd ether
out, probably went after water, and ',cm Rockcastle county passed thru1
on her return met the girl on fire n'r tni,) wita ' cattle
with her clothes burned off. Asher 0B tne' to .Richmond Jutrc
Sizemore of Taft was a visitor at na had a well drilled at his
Island City Saturday and Sunday, home, and sa"V he has plenty of fine
Mr. Sizemore took the teachers' ea M ' B. Ramsey returned to
aminatmn at Booneville recently, af- hi home Wednesday, after a three
ter being in school at Scoville for week' virit with old friends at Slate
the last term. Smith and Morgan,' Jk and Berea. E. N. McCormick
the cattlemen, passed thru our place ,ilted his daughter last week, Mrs.
recently en route to look at some'0- N. Calloway of Livingston, Mrs.
cattle on the Hudson Fork. We have .diaries McCord and daughter? Mar
had some very refreshing rains re-Meet Etta, of Paris, also Mr. G.
cently which were much needeoY-7b if 1al1oway..and daughter, Elizabeth,
rami' nave "Tift ' he air coo and w tivirigstor,' are visitfftK-Uir par
plaMint Andy Huff bought' yj'nt' t present, Mr. and Jirs. E. N.
on load of corn from D. B ..PeJeraJ McCormick, of Slate Lick. Gathes
Ikying on do) tec , busiiel. The , Lunsf ord an J - ;Mld-n . .f ntytes
report is that the officers have gone Station visited hi parents today.
to Indiana after Charles Poe and Judge Lunsford and family attended
Bent Reese, who are charged with church at Berea today. Lewis Saun
making moonshine. Mis Recu ders and sister, Pauline,' of Lancas
Becknell of this place I visiting her ter, are the guest of their gTand
brother, Jethro Becknell, of Endee, 1 parents thi week, Mr. and Mrs. H.
Saturday and Sunday There were(M. Snyder. Mrs. Osborne of Berea
services at the Anglin Church Sun-, ha moved to the house vacated by
day, conducted by the Baptist The , Pat Crews. Mrs. America Fowler
Citizen is published every Thursday.! was the guest of her eon, June, one day
All who want to read it column last week Noah Lunsford wa an
call on the representative at Island pointed overseer of this road. He
City and he will send in your sub-.has
Witt, June 8. Born to Mr,
Mrs. George Tipton, girl, on May
26. Rev. Huston, wife and children
were visiting at the letter's parents
a few days last week. Misses Jewel for transplanting as a result of co
and Opal McGeorge of West Irvine ( pious showers. A larger acreage of
were visiting their cousins, Misses tobacco will be grown in this section
Edith and Edna McGeorge. The Epthan formerly. The Blue Lick base
worth League of Wisemantown gave ball team at Johnson Park, June 4,
a social Friday night. All report a v. Athens, was called off on account
nice time'. Fern and Beulah Wilson of rain. Sunday-school services at
spent Sunday with their cousin, Blue Lick also were omitted for same
Edith and Edna McGeorge. Mis ( reason. Corn crop are growing and
Cordelia Gum of Irvine was visiting vegetation of all kinds is rank and
friends and relatives here.
Wallaceton, June 5. Miss Emma
Wallace visited her sister, Mrs. Mor-
ris Calico, the past week. Aldene , paratory to building. A spirit of en
Guinn and hia little brother visited terpise is aroused by this new Indus
their grandmother, Mr. Jas. Guinn, try that argues well for progress.
Sunday and Sunday night Mr. and.Wm. Ballinger of Wildie, who owns
Mr. Sam Hill went to- Red Hou . property near the New Town on
Saturday night to see Willie Wylie Dixie Highway, will build new addi-
who is very low with tuberculosis.
Mrs. Jas. Ogg, Sr.; ia ill at this
writing. Mis "Jack Wenti and Kentucky, away back in the dim re
Mr. Eva Hamrick were the guests j cesses of mountain solitude, the home
of Mrs. Morris Calico from Saturday. of bird and wild thing of nature,
until Monday. Will Bryant brought where the matted root of the fern
hi singing class from Cartersville send up their secret forces thru the
to the Baptist church Sunday. Their damp dark mold their lacy fringy
ainging waa enjoyed by all, and we, products; where the pink and white
would be glad to have them come carollaa, leaf-encircled, droop back to
again E. E. Wallace visited B. W. the warm bosom of Mother Earth.
Guinn, Sunday. Walker Calico, who J season after season, bearing In their
has been away for eome time, ia, hearts the fragrance of years, leav-
home again. Miss Lucy KldJ, of
Nina ia visiting her sister, Mrs.
Chester Elkin, this week.
Blue Lick, May 30. Hello, torres
pondenUI In reply to queries re-1
garding silence from this section w
affirm that the Blue Lick crater is
not, nor ha been, In a state of erup
tion recently, neither has the editor
uspended ui or failed to lend sta
tionery. Simply a vacation. "Been
rusticating and our amanuensis be
ing newly inoculsted with spring
fever (which is only sheer latineas)
and our remoteness from mail facili
ties ?) furnished a plausible excuse
for non-communication. Neither
Washington, Newport, Saratoga, nor
Palm Beach appealed to us, so we de-
Silver Creek, June 5. Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Anderson attended the Me
morial services at Macedonia Tues
day. Mrs. Mary Brookshire, who
has been confined to her bed for a
few days, Is better. The Junior Ag
ricultural Club will have a pie sup
per at the schoolhouse, June 10th.
Everybody is - cordially invited.
Crop are looking fine and farmers
re all very busy. Clarence Ander
son and W. A. Johnson were in Rich
mond Monday. Better take The Cit
izen it' a good paper.
' Christmas Ridge
Christmas Ridge, June 5. Crops
and gardens are looking nice in this
community. The Ladies' Aid of Sil
ver Creek will have an ice cream
upper Saturday night at Silver
Creek Church house. Everybody Is
welcome to come. J. W. Bratcher
was visiting friends and relation in
Covington over Sunday. Mr. and
Mr. W. R. Powell spent Saturday and
Sunday in Lexington with their on,
Fred Powell. Calie Johnson, who
has been very sick for some time, is
commenced like he means busi-
ness. Hurrah for Noah. If he ever
runs for office, I think all the ladies
will vote for him. Rev. Baker and
wife were dinner guests at Mr.
Jame Barnett's one day last week.
Blue Lick, June 5. A fine sesson
luxurious. Mr. Wills of this county,
near Moberly Station, purchased a
bill of lumber from Flannery,
BraUher ft Co., who are operating a
sawmill here. Many teams are haul-
ing In logs and getting lumber pre-
tions. Loads of fruit in this section.
ciled on Crowley Height In Eastern
ing in their brown seed pods lovely
prototypes that have gladdened the
world since the "morning star sang
together." The magical alchemy of
recurrent spring haa awakened
from winter slumbers the noble trees
and clothed them in tender green,
Myriad of songster bringing out
of their treasuries things new and
old, endless variations of liquid
ecstasy. The hillside radiant with
wild flowers and delicate ferns fill
ed the air with fragrance. The trail
led np thru atupenduous cliffs, a nar
row defile thru precipitous ascents,'
the loose stones, some as large as
half bushel measure, rolled and rat-'
tied far down Into the dark ravines
on either side ss the surefooted
mules slowly snd cautiously picked
their tedious way. Upon ascending
the last declivity a lovely pano-
ram a that surpassed In gran
deur and beauty the art of
any landscape gardener waa spread
for our enchanted view. How magi
cal the stillness of deep lonely for
ests I How sublime this landscape
stretching away into boundless ex
panses overarching, embowering, m
thousand broad ridges, hills, and
streams, with cleared fields of corn,1
wheat and potatoes in the glade.'
Looking far down numerous farm j
houses with orchards, and outbuild-J
ings, nestled in little patches, shield
ed from wintry storms, and sum
mer's heat by the protecting hills.
To these remote fastnesses of the'
hills Berea has sent her workers and
gathered by hundreds the son and
daughter, supplying their needs, sat
isflying their desires, culturing their
talents, developing their native beau
ty, and intrinsic worth, and render I
ing them valuable assets in their
communities. Their homes bear the
impress of culture and progress.'
Musical instruments, modern np-to-'
date furnishings, books, periodicals,!
magazines find their way and add
their quota of entertainment and in-1
struction. Many delightful stories'
have been written of life in the hill
country, and I fully endorse from ex
perience, recommending that writers
of the John Fox and Irvine Cobbj
type resort to these rustic nooks and
get a true perspective of conditions
before giving literary expression to'
houghts inspired by rural environ- J
meflt Who would wish to rusticate!
in Nev- England or old Ensrland
either upoa an unsarory diet of white
bread and vegetables den a vacation-
in Ker.tucky, where sx, .delicious
menu of han egs, fish, fried chick
en, honey, cornbread, etc, (that
xuuiu irmpt me usurvoi xne most
fastidious epicure) awaits them?
Not only these delectable viands
should be a lure, but the scenic beau-1
ty of the wild picturesaue eountrv
and spiritual uplift thru nature up to
Panola, . Jan . A large crowd
attended the Decoration exercises at
' ,.U. . Si vvif. Speeches were
made by M. M. Broughton and N.
G. Todd, and the graves covered with
flowers. Elrena Bicknell and Anne
Christine Abney have returned from
a visit to Beattyville. Onalie Chris
man has returned from her school
at Danville for the vacation. Aunt
Miriam Cox and Dorothy and John
Mize are spending a week with rel
atives near Forest Hill. Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Kindred and Clella
Kindred spent Sunday with relative.
Mrs. Ollie Benge ia visiting in
Hamilton, 0 Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Maze nd son, Moss, were guests
of Mr. snd Mrs. Joe M. Powell, Sun
day. Mr. and Mrs. Hammond Wil
liams of Big Hill were guests of
Mrs. Provie Cates the week end.
Mrs. Cates and Delia accompanied
them home for a short visit Mr.
and Mra. George Richardson and
baby are spending the week with
Mrs. Evan Richardson. Mrs. Evan
Richardson ia quite ill sgain. Opal
Land haa returned to Irvine, after
visiting her grandparent, Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Bicknell. Oscar Camp
bell haa returned home from the E.
K. S. N. Etha Chriaman haa been
visiting her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Bicknell, for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Moss (nee Cynthia
Bicknell) have returned home in
Denver, Colo., afer a visit to Mrs.
Moss parents. C. M. Rawlings of
this place has a pumpkin of the
squash variety that waa raised in
the summer of 1920. It ia perfectly
sound and looks as tho just pulled
off the Tine A mile of the pike
from Drowning Creek toward Red
Lick is completed.
Ohlcsgo ReadJiiKtment of wases of
approximately 4ki,(KK) maintenance ol
way employees of the railways of
the couutry, effective July 1, In so
cordance with devreuse In the cost
of living and wnge In similar out'
side employment since the decision
of tb board lust July, was provided
for In a decision by the United States
lUllroud Labor Board and Just mad
Want a Oeed Wife.
"Here's aa advertisement for
"She must be young, rich aad bean
tlul, I suppoeeT"
"No, but the requfreiuenta are al
aiost as hard te meet. The advertiser
peclilea thet she must be under
forty, immune from the movies, sad
MftOYED IMFOMI DTTUUUTIOIUI
1 Lesson r
(Py REV. P. - B. riTZWATKK. D. ft.
Tnrhsr of F.nslian Bible In ths Moody
ISjil Inalltuts of Chlrsso.)
Copyricht. IMJ, Stam Nwr Unloa.
LESSON FOR JUNE 11
JEREMIAH CAST INTO PRISON
IJWfsnN TKXT-Jaramlah M 1-U
OOI.IKN TEXT-B not afrsld of tnslr
f : for I am with the to dcllvtr thts,
with the lore -Jrr. I t.
HKKKRKNCB MATE HI A t (Jen. IS:
1S-21; Jmr. 20 1-U; Uiks S1S-20: Acts U:
l-il : it 1-M.
PRIMARY TOPrc-How Oo4 Carad for
JUNIOR TOPIC Jrmlh'i Bold Truth
tellins. INTBRMEniATB AND 0BNIOR TOPIC
Faithful In the 'Far of Dancer.
YOUNO PBOPLK AND ADULT TOPIC
-LrMoni From Jeremiah's Character.
I. Jsretnlah Predicts the Capture of
Jerusalem (trv. 1-3).
1. To Whom the People (v. 1).
Jeremiah had been taken out of the
prison by the king (37:17), and
ordered confined to tbe court of the
prison (37:21). The people seem to
have had free access to him In the
court (32:12).. From this place of
limited confinement Jeremiah an
nounced to the people their approach
2. Counsel Given (vv. 2. 8). (1) All
that reniBlneth In the city shall die by
the sword, famine and pestilence. (2)
He that goeth for& te the Chuldesna
shall live. "He shsll hsve hla life for
a prey" doubtless means that he shall
escape with his life, though losing all
. . " the Prlncea
II. Jeremiah Accused b,
(vv. 4, 8).
L "He weakeneth the banda of
men snd all the people" (v. 4). From
a human standpoint what they aald
was true, but since Jeremiah was but
the Interpreter of Ood to the nation
they ought to have heeded hla advice
2. "This man seeketh not the wel
fare of this people, but the hurt" .
4). This charge was utterly fj j.
Jeremiah was the best friend of 'the
people, for he faithfully proclaimed
to them tiod's Judgment upon them for
their sins and advised them how to
make the beat of their unfortunate
3. The'lTing'e Cowardly Act (v. 6).
Jeremiah la aftn,doned by hi coward
ly friend. The very one wbufu Jere
miah, was trying to help deserted him.
The klV waa afraid of the Chajdeana,
the princes Jereuilsh and Ood.
. III. Jeremiah Cast Into the Dungeon
TMi ws not a regular orison. ot
2 at titers which li iw ' mill i as been.
emptfeiiif lnv' .g tM skege,
leaving ArUjttiflnje. Into tlfs-tnlr
lit; Hua. xue purpose waa to w
Jeremiah die there. There wn no
possible way to escape. In this sltua.
lion Jeremiah ia a type of CArlst
(Psiilm 00). Jeremiah waa one of the
bravest of God'a servants.
IV. Jeremiah Rescued From the
1. By Whom Ebed-melech, an Afri
can servant (vv. 7-9). The Jewish
prophet whom hie own countrymen
tried to destroy Is saved by a Gentile,
which may be thought of .as fore
shadowing the Gentiles' attitude to
ward ClirlHt. Though Ebed-melech
had a colored skin he waa the whitest
man In Jerusalem. He was not only
sympathetic:, but courageous. Ue went
to the king snd boldly declared that
the princes had done evil In Imprison
2. The Method (vv. 10-18). The king
yielded to hla request and furnished s
guard to prevent Interference with the
work of rescue. He let down soft
rag snd worn-out garment by ropes
snd Instructed Jeremiah to put them
under hi arm and under' the ropes
so as to prevent Injury to him aa he
waa lifted up. They lifted him out
of the dungeon and he was permitted
the freedom of the court of the prison.
Why did Jeremlsh have such a hard
tlmeT Why do the purest and best
men and women have to suffer! Why
are God'a prophets unpopular? Jere
miah, the prophet who declared God's
power to deliver, goes to prison and
uffer. "Why do the righteous suf
fer" is an age-old question.
1. The power of God ta more strik
ingly shown in deliverance than In
keeping from trials. Thla waa so tn
the case of the Hebrews In the fiery
furnace snd Daniel In the den of
2. Greut gain accrues to the suffer
ers ; e. g. tbe Hebrews In the fiery
furnace were not only kept from being
burned, but had walking with them
the Son of iod; Job through his
trials was brought to oee himself.
3. Buffering turns out to the further
ance of (kid's cause; e. g. Job be
come the priest through whose inter
cession hi friends are pardoned
I'aul'a sufferings furthered the preach
ing of the gospel; John through ban
ishment on the Isle of Fatmos was
given the vision of the Revelation.
But Juduh shall dwell for ever, and,
Jerusalem frum generation to genera
tion. For I will cleanse their blood
that I have not cleansed : for the Lord
dwelleth In Zion. Joel 8:20 and 21.
Kecouipeua to no niau evil for evlL
Provide things honest tn the sight el
all auen. Kiuina 17.
The Perfect Man.
If any ea offend not In word, Um
awe la perfect man. Jguies IX