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TO ASK REDUCTION
MERCHANTS OF STANFORD MAY
SEEK BETTER FREIGHT
Lebanon Club Claim That Conceo
alena Gained by Ita Fight Saves
30,000 Par Yaar.
Western Kewnpaper tTnloa News torvln.
Bun ford. Ky. W. C. McChord, at
torney of Lebanon, hai laid before tha
Merchant of Stanford th matter of
eeeklng a reduction of freight rates on
tbe L. AV N. from Louisville to Stan
ford. Mr. McChord handled tha suc
cessful fight which the Commercial
Club of Lebanon has Just made before
the Interstate Commerce Commission
to obtain a material reduction of rate
to Lebanon. The Commercial Club
there figures that the reduction se
rured means an annual saving of over
$30,000 a year to the merchant In
Thomas M. Russell Is Chosen T Head
th Blue Grass League.
Lexington, Ky. At a meeting here
ef the director of the Bluegrass Base
ball League, called by William Neal,
of Louisvflle. who several months ago
resigned as president of the league,
Thomas M. Russell, former president
of the Maysvllle Club, was elected
president of the league to succeed Mr.
Neal, and Tbomas Sheets, president of
the Lexington Club, was elected secre
tary and treasurer. Mr. Russell is one
of the most prominent and active busi
ness men of Maysvllle and a baseball
It was voted unanimously that the
retiring president, William Neal. be
made a director for life of the league
and be presented with a medal in
recognition of hla past services.
At the last meeting William Blanton,
of Krankfort, was elected president to
succeed Mr. Neal, but declined to ac
cept the position. The plan which has
been in foot of placing the Bluegrass
League teams in Louisville and Cin
cinnati, making an eight-club league,
was discussed, and it was decided to
continue the efforts to that end.
DISTILLER BUYS LARGE TRACT.
Frankfort, Ky. That farm lands are
regarded as a profitable Investment in
this section of Kentucky Is evidenced
by the purchase of four adjoining
tracts of land In Woodford county by
CoL E. H. Taylor. Jr, of this city.
The purchase Includes 313 acres in the
jVm. H. Edwa-ds farm. 305 acres In
Rimey fcetrs Tat-ra, 47 acrqs in the
Mrs. James E: Edward farm and 45
acres in the Mrs. MatUe Maatln farm,
a total of 710 acres. The price paid
waa about $100,000 for all the prop
erty. WILL TAKE PART IN MEET.
Lexington. Ky. Prof. J. J. Tigert,
director of athletics at State Univer
sity, said that the university would
aend a track team to Louisville to take
part In the big track meet to be given
by the Louisville Amateur Athletic
Federation at the armory March 29.
Vandetbllt, Central, Transylvania,
Georgetown, Hanover, Purdue and In
diana universities have signified their
intention of sending competing teams.
It is expected that some of the best
athletic talent In the West will partici
pate In the events.
FAIR OFFICERS ARE ELECTED.
Maysvllle, Ky. The following offi
cers were elected by the Germantown
Fair Co. for the coming year: Pres
ident, S. A. Fraxee; first vice presi
dent, T. F. Tyler; second vice presi
dent, J. C. Browning; treasurer, J.
Wallingford; secretary, Pan H. Lloyd;
superintendent of grounds, Thos. M al
loy; superintendent of Floral hall, C. C.
Ewln; superintendent of stock, T. F.
Tyler; marshal. H. C. Hawkins. The
fair will be held August 27-30 inclu
DEACONESS AT WINCHESTER.
Winchester, Ky. Plana have been
completed for the securing of an expe
rienced deaconess for Winchester. II
will be the duty of the deaconess to
meet the Incoming trains at the rail
way stations and advise inexperienced
girls who are traveling alone, care for
the unprotected and otherwise assist
In the mission work of the city.
LIGHTING FRANCHISE IS SOLD.
Eminence, Ky. The Eminence Elec
tric Light Co. was sold to the Ken
tucky Utilities Co. The consideration
was not made public. The new com
pany will immediately overhaul the
plant and prepare to give both day and
nlgbt service. It has signified Its In
tention of lighting Pleasureville and
New Castle also.
MASONIC TEMPLE IS PLANNED.
Ellsabethtown. Ky. A Masonie tem
pi will be erscted in Elisabethtowa In
th near future. Bonds to th amount
of $11,000 have Just been subscribed.
Th sit ba been purchased and plans
for th building will b drawn imme
diately. Th structure will b three
torles high and will contain thre
targe hall with several smaller
rooms. Th Morrison lodge, No. TS;
th Royal Arch Mason and th
Xalght Ttmplar hav subscribed th
MINISTER IS CHAMPION
Raw. Harvey, Plenter Tebaee Raleor,
QU Highest Pric For
Harrodsburg, Ky. Th Rev. R. P.
Harvey, formerly a Mercer eounty
farmer, afterward a cltlsen of Louis
ville, and editor of th Baptist Re
corder, and who recently resumed hi
residence In Harrodaburg, enjoys th
distinction of being the pioneer burley
tobacco raiser of this county. U also
obtained th highest price for his 111!
crop of any In th county. H sold on
th Danville breaks (.400 pounds at an
average of $31.22 per 100 pounds.
In 1882 he raised ten acre of bur
ley on his Bluegrass farm, on the Lex
ington pike, which yielded him 1,500
pounds an acre, which he sold for $12
per 100 pounds, and which made him
more money than all other farm prod
ADDRESSES THE PRISONERS.
Commosaioner ia Cheered by Inmates
of Prison When He Assure Them
ef Square Deal.
Frankfort. Ky. At the request of
Acting Warden Samuel Lyklna, Com
missioner O'Sulllvan addressed both
the white and colored prisoners at
their meal hour in the reformatory,
explaining the plan of crediting them
with part of their earnings and as
suring them that It is now In opera
tion. Many of the prisoners had be
come skeptical and offered to sell their
claims to other inmates.
Commissioner O'Sulllvan also spoke
about paroles, lie assured the prison
ers that their conduct in the prison
would count and that no "pull" would
gain advantage. Especially he warned
them that if any were discovered pay
ing a large fee to attorneys to secure
their release it would react to their
disadvantage. He mentioned Warden
Mudd'a death, and deminded them
that the commissioners realized the
prisoners had lost a true friend, and
intended to find a man who would be
aa sincerely interested In their wel
come aa waa the late warden.
The address was cheered by the
prisoners, who stamped their feet,
clapped their hands and shouted their
HIGH SCHOOL BOND ISSUE.
Munfordvllle, Ky. The election held
In the Munfordvllle graded school dis
trict on the proposition to Issue bonds
for the purpose of providing ground
and erecting a new building for the
county high school and Mundfordvllle
graded school, resulted overwhelming
ly in favor of tha bonds. A large vote
was polled, of which only thirteen were
against ne nrorto-'vi. The wdraeu
Villi ASSarTZ. B.i. ...ADrift. ever one
voting for the bond Issud. - 1
RESIGNATION IS NOT ACCEPTED.
Bowling Green, Ky. The resigna
tion of Dr. S. J. Wedding, of Rotkport,
as health officer of Ohio county, was
received by state board of health but
not accepted. Dr. Wedding has been
health officer for the last three years
and has always been considered one
of the most energetic officials. He has
had experience with fights against
smallpox and other contagious d'T
LEAVES BANK TO PRACTICE LAW.
Somerset. Ky. J. P. HarrUon has
resigned as cashier of the Citizens'
National Bank of Montlcello in order
to resume the practice of law. The
board of directors elected Casby Mc
Beatb, assistant cashier, to succeed
him, and elected John J. Wright, son
of S. U Wright, aa assistant cashier to
succeed Mr. McUeath.
NEW COMPANY FILES ARTICLES.
Shelbyvlllo, Ky. The Farmers' Sup
ply Co. filed article of Incorporation
with the county clerk. The new com
pany Is capitalized at $5,000, and has
for its purpose the buying and selling
of all kinds of vehicles, farming Imple
ments, automobiles, farming machin
ery and to do general blacksmithing.
The place of business Is Simpsonville.
FOURTH ANNUAL BANQUET.
Eminence, Ky. The fourth annual
banquet of the Eminence Business
Men's Club was held at the Hotel Hal
cyon. Covers were luld for nlnoty per
sons. Several out-of-town guests were
present, among them Duvid I II rath, of
Louisville, John A. Crabb, the retiring
president of the club, was at his best
FOOT CUT OFF IN SAWMILL.
Franklin, Ky. Lawson Wiggins, an
Nnploye at John Daly's sawmill near
Stowers, In the western part of the
oounty, caught bis foot In a saw, th
member being cut off at the ankle. Ills
home Is Hartsvllle, Tenn. He was re
moved to the Southern Kentucky Sana
torium. DECREASE IN WOODFORD COUNTY
Versailles. Ky. Th hoard of super
visors of th county tax book has
adjourned after having been In ses
sion for severs! week. Tha board
mad an aggregate net tncreas In th
assessment, chiefly on farm lands, of
about $100,000. which bring th total
valuation of property In Woodford for
purpose of taxation to $10,409,000.
Tula U about $144,000 below th as
sessment of 1813. Th decrease is due
to a heavy failiug off In th amount
OraanlzatlaM ia Farmed In Its
County t Put 1.800 A ores It
Kltsabethtewn. Kr Comml
J. W. Newman, of Frankfort;'
J. II. Carmony, of the Stat Unl
at Lexington, and Prof. O. D.
of th Kaatera Normal at Rlc
of the Eastern Normal at Ricl
addressed a mass meeting of
her for th purpose of establ'shiag
l,S00-acr co-operative orchartilapon
th Muldraugh Hill plateau In H irdin
Commissioner Newman In b s re
marks said that Kentucky exp nded
$17,000,000 last year for fruit from
other states, which could be su cess
fully grown In this state, a thjk iids
along the Ohio river from CoInton
to the mouth of the Cumberland river
were especially adapted to fruit grow.
Ing. He stated that he had recently
established an orchard of $1,858
acres In Rowan county, and that Har
din county waa especially adapted to
horticultural products. He offered to
establish a co-operative orchard her
if the farmer would form an organisa
tion, furnish the lands and agroe to
sell the apples In a whole to par.
chasers, the price to be determined
upon by the members of the aasocla
An organization was then formed,
officers being elected as follows: R.
K. Handcock, president; Samuel
Fisher, vice president; H. O. Williams,
secretary; W. C. Montgomery, treas
urer, and R. E. Settle, general man
A number of farmers subscribe!
land for ice orchard and the organisa
tion will use every effort to obtain
the 1,600 acre wanted for the orchard.
NEW WEEKLY FARM PAPER.
Lexington, Ky. The Blue Grass
Farm Journal, a publication devoted
to tho interest of the farmers of this
section, and especially the farmers of
Montgomery county, will be launched
In the city Saturday, February 8, with
Mr. W. Hoffman Wood as editor and
manager. The paper will contain
eight pages and will be in the form
of a magazine. It will be Issued every
Saturday and will be especlully de
voted to the local tobacco markets,
saddle and trotting horses, poultry and
other subject of Interest to the
KILLED BY FALLING DERRICK.
Bowling Green, Ky. A derrick be
longing to the Bowling Green Quarriee
Company, at Thomas Landing, on Bar
ren river, fell and Instantly killed
Jamea Burrls, son of Lum Burrla, if nd
jamea uurns. son oi uum twvim. nu lK0,ern0- 0r MaasachVJetU pn th Pro-
Johnnle WmwjpSsUZl!i&i Jbz'Z.- rifiJar
laj -both, . :''f advisory head of the bureau, which
being mashed and hV hack
A young man named Jonnsom o
runs the towboat Allle, was atruc. ,;y
the derrick when it fell in the river
DISTILLING COMPANY FOR
Lexington. Ky. George C. Ho bens,
John DeBoor and Matt S. Walton, all
of this city, filed in the County Clerk's
office articles Incorporating the Henry
Clay Distilling Company, the capt'al
stock being fixed at $100,000. The ar
ticles provide that the principal place
of business shall bo on the Less town
pike, about Sve miles from Lexington.
PROMINENT DEMOCRAT IS DEAD.
Newport. K. Harry Kloune, $2, cf
Dayton, private secretary to County
Judge Hawkins, died following an
operation for appendicitis at Speer'a
Hospital In Dayton. Klonne was
prominent In Democratic circles in
Dayton for several year. Three years
ago he waa a candidate for City Clerk
on the Democratic ticket He ia sur
vived by his widow and one child.
BOY MEETS TERRIBLE DEATH.
Elizabethtown, Ky. Winnie Blank
.nthip. son of Jack Blankenshtp, of
near Vertress, thla county, was run
over by a loaded wagon and Instantly
killed. The boy, with his father and
brother, wore hauling wood on a two
horse wagon, when a log fell from the
wagon throwing Winnie beneath the
wagon, the wheels of which passed
over his head.
SALE OF COAL LAND.
Whltesuurg, Ky. It Is announced
that an Eastern syndicate has bought
the Sam J. Wright and John Osborne
tracts of coal and mineral lands near
here, consisting of about 1,200 acres.
Early development Is plannsd. A
four-mile branch railroad from the
main line of tho Lexington & Kustern
will be constructs! ui once.
COAL PROPERTY IS SOLD.
Morgantown, Ky. O. 1 Dniry, J. A
Watklas, C. K. Sullivan and J. C
Haney, of Union county, have pur
chased the West Aberdeen Coal Com
pany's property, and are now repairing
th mines with a view to puttlug them
WESTERN NORMAL SCHOOL
Bowling Green, Ky. The inidwlater
term of the Western Kentucky Stat
Normal opened with th largest en
rollment of students In It history.
Th young women of th school of
domes to science department sorted
refreshments to (be newcomers. Th
voluntary service of th studest body
was most valuable and far reaching
la It influence, afore tfcaa 499 stu
dest selected room U private k
MAKE EARLY START
PROGRESSIVES HAVE BEGUN AC
TUAL CAMPAIGN WORK FOR
THE YEAR 1911.
BUREAUS ALREADY ARE BUSY
Organisation ef Every County In th
Country and Congressional Candi
date In Every District In 1114
Among th Plan Announced.
By GEORGE CLINTON.
Washington. Th Progreealv party
ha started It actual campaign work
for th year 1918 and what th mem
ber of th party Intend to do ought
to have It Interest for Democrats and
Republlcana with their own campaign
ahead of them. Headquarter hav
Juat beeo opened by th Progressives
In Washington and from thte city th
campaign of publicity will be directed.
The Progressive her any their
party Is breaking precedent, for "It I
the Drat time In th history of polit
ical organisations that campaigning
with an eye to the future ha been
carried on during the month that th
politician usually call stagnant."
Walter F. Brown of Ohio will be In
charge of Progressive headquarter In
New York city, and work along dif
ferent line will be carried on simul
taneously from th metropolis and th
capital. It 1 announced that the
"Progressive Bulletin" will contain. In
addition to th new of th party, ar
ticles of "a proper propaganda spirit,"
written by men and women, known
to the country for their work along
lines of political, humanitarian and
It ia the Intention of the Progres
sives to start at once an organization
In every county In the United States.
Of course many of the eountles In the
state where the Progressive vote last
fall waa heavy, already have been or
ganized, but there are many place
In the land where Progresslvlsm at
the last election seem to make little
mark either on the ballots or on the
pubiio mind. .Senator Dixon and
those who were associated with him in
the laat campaign say that "there will
be no obstacle too great to be over
come In the work of unifying the party
and giving It strength In the four cor
6oclal Service and Suffrage.
The Progressive party men here an
nounce the intention at once of ap
proaching the high cost of living prob
lem with a view to finding the an
swer. Charles 8. Bird, who ran tor
has the cost of living matters In
It is the Intention of th Progres
sive party, th leader say, to con
tinue Its social service endeavor in
every field, and Jane Addam of Chi
cago, has been made the director of
this branch of the work. Social serv
ice, the Progressives say, means much
to those who have little opportunity
to do for themselves. Some of the
Progressives are ready to claim that
one of the chief sources of strength
for the new party will be found in its
determination to labor along social
It Is probable that Frances Kellar
of New York city will direct Progres
sive service In the Held of suffrage
and In aome of the other fields, which
are not recognized specifically as be
ing within the province of social serv
ice aa the term usually Is understood.
It Is the Intention of the Progres
sives as announced at the "restart"
of their work that In 1914 there shall
be a Progressive candidate nominated
lu every congressional district in tho
country, and that the same year shall
see tickets In the field in every county
and In the country, where an election
Is to be held. Washington believes
that the Progressive action will start
the Democrats and the Republicans at
the work of almost Immediate cam
paigning tor tha congressional elec
tion one year from next fall.
Senate Committees a Problem.
Other dispatches from Washington
have called attention to the deep In
terest which there is in the senate in
the answer to the question of who,
under Democratic rule. Is to be the
chairman of the senate committee on
Interstate commerce. It was said tbat
Senator Tillman of South Carolina Is
the ranking member of the present
Democratic minority in this commit
tee, and that if seniority ruled be
would be made chairman of this most
Important body when the Democrats
J It may be reasserted that Mr. Till
man, because of the fact tbat he is
tot as strong physically aa once he
was probably will not car to assume
the onerous duties of chairmanship of
this committee, aunougu u is sun
possible that If h ia given th chance
he may take th position. Mr. Till
man's case, as It I connected with
the present matter of seniority mem
bership In the minority representation
oh th committees, give opportunity
td present some of the perplexities
which will meet the Democrats wnen
they got control of th senate. These
perplexities will have to do entirely
with promotions in commute noia
logs, and they will be mad doubly
vexing by th fact that the seniority
positions on th minority side of th
committees toaay ar aeia oy com
paratlvely few men.
THImait Senior in Five Commute.
Let th case of Mr. Tillman be tak
oaiflrsL His commltte holdings pre
sell aa almost anpreoodeoted ondV
tlon. Ho I th raaktag Democrat
not only la th committee Inter
state commerce, but also la th pow
erful commltte oa appropriation ef
which Francis B. Warren, Republican,
of Wyoming today I th chairman.
Now In th ordinary coarse ef
event Mr. Till man, being th senior
Democrat on appropriations, would
be promoted to th chairmanship
when th Democrats get control . H
might also be made chairman osth
committee on Interstate commerce.
Add to these the committees on mines
and mining, naval affairs and forest
reservations, la all of which Mr. THI
man holds the ranking Democratic
position, and It can be seen at one
what would happen If th Democrat
when coming Into control should fol
low the rule of seniority.
Take the caae of Senator Augustus
O. Bacon of Oeorgla, who at present.
with Senator Galllnger of New Hamp
shire, share honor as presiding offi
cer of the United State senate. Sen
ator Bacon, who la a Democrat, I the
ranking member of th committee on
Judiciary which has to deal to a con
siderable extent with trust matter
and with all matters concerning
change In the laws which require a
Judicial Interpretation to determine If
they are within the limit of th con
stitution. It Is a most Important com
mittee. Now Mr. Bacon happen to
b also the ranking Democratic mem
ber In the committee on foreign rela
tions, the name of the committee be
ing sufficient to show It Importance
and the great question with which It
Is called upon frequently to deal. A
strict Interpretation of the rule of
seniority would make Mr. Bacon
chairman, when the-Democrats come
Into control, of both of these commit
tees. He probably will be content If
he la made chairman of one of them,
but which one his preference will In
cline him to does not yet appear.
What the Democrats Intend to do
probably Is to recognize seniority in
tbe committees with the gift of chair
manships only In one case; tbat is.
Mr. Tillman will get one chairman
ship, Mr. Bacon another and so on
down through tbe list of the Demo
crats who happen to hold ranking
places at present on several commit
tees. ' Trust Regulation the Teat.
The recent activities of President
elect Wilson In trust regulation mat
ters while he Is still governor of New
Jersey are held by the members of his
party In Washington to forecast his
course as president of the United
States. No Democrat In Washington
denies that his party looks upon com
ing legislation In regulation of big en
terprise as being of much more Im
portance to the party and to the coun
try than tariff, currency or any other
'" The Democrats eav that It the Jrast
VioiSTIa can-be solved to the satis
faction of , the people of the United
States, to the doing away with mo
nopoly, to the lowering of prices wlt'i
no corresponding lowering of wuges,
the Democratic party can survive mis
takes In other matters of legislation.
No one knows yet definitely Just
how the administration and the new
congress, which Is to be controlled in
both branches by the Democrats, will
approach the subject of the regulation
of big business, but a definite state
ment concerning what It 1 sought to
be accomplished ha been made by
President-elect Wilson. Just how the
accomplishment Is to be reached has
not yet been outlined and will not
be probably until lawyers like Senator
O'Gorman and other Democrats of
long legal experience shall have given
the incoming administration their
views, and the advisers or the admin
istration from what may be called the
political and the economic aides of
things have aded their views to those
of the lawyers.
Wants to Restore Competition.
Mr, Wilson, tbe Democrats say, after
hearing the advice from both sides
snd after studying the question him
self, will try to make sure what laws
will stand the teat of cooatltutlonality
and then will recommend legislation
to meet the end desired. The president-elect
has said specifically that be
wants to restore competition. This
means a different course of procedure
from that which some of tbe econo
mists of the country have recom
mended. There are today in congress eight
or ten representatives and senators
with experience in the law and In eco
nomics generally who are giving their
time to the study of th big business
problems. These men have learned
the Sherman anti-trust act by heart,
and Judging from what baa been done
by tbe present administration, tnuy
have concluded they know what can
be accomplished and what cannot bo
accomplished In existing laws.
These Democrat who ar engaged
in th study of trust legislation hav
given a good deal of attention to the
rocommeudatlons of th Progressive
party as to th methods of handling
big business. It 1 known, of. course
that former President Theodore Roose
velt is In favor of establishing an In
dustrial oommlssion for th purpose of
regulating big business, much as the
Interstate commerce commission now
regulate th traffic between th status
as conducted by common carriers.
Bom of th Democrats believe that
when anti trust legislation finally Is
svolved by th Wilson administration
aad la given consideration ia congress
It will take on th form of a combina
tion between the Roosevelt plan and
tbe plan of thos who think that th
Sherman law If enforced to the letter
will produce th required competitive
results. It Is said that th Demo
crats Intend to make the Imprison
ment pensltle more severe ana to try
to make them "cover more gremad."
(By O. iEtXKFH. Director ef Eve '
Inf Deportment The Moody Bible D
Olute at Chicago.)
LESSON FOR FEBRUARY 9.
Of COVENANT WITH NOAH.
I.XMOK TKXT Owi. 9:MT.
OOLDRN TEXT "1 do set mr bow he
the cloud and It shall be for a token of a
covenant between mo and tho earth."
I. Vereee 8-11.. At tbe conclusion of
the lesson of last week Noah waa em
barked la the ark and the flood was
over the earth. Between tbat time
and the time of this lesson Noah
mad three attempt to ascertain If the '
time had arrived for him to leave th
Ark. At last God gave him com
mand (8:15, 16) to "go forth." but be
did not go empty handed. Noah had
taken his all In the ark and It proved
to be a most profitable Investment.
Though shut up 160 days (7:J4), God
must have been In the hearts of that
little company a they stepped forth
upon the dry land. What an over
powering sense of Ood's gracious
mercy. What a recollection of God 'a
awful wrath. What a trembling least
there be a repetition of this disaster.
And what an amaxeraont In contem
plating the mighty work of founding
a new race.
The first act on Noah's part upon
leaving the ark was to build an altar
unto God and to offer a burnt offering
(8:20). Thus we tee that Ood's cov
enant with Noah was based upon the
ground of shed blood (Heb. 9:15-21).
snd as such It was an acceptable of
fering, "a sweet smelling sacrifice"
(8:11), because It was an expression
of entire consecration to God, PhIL
4: IS. Thts ottering Is, of course, a
type of Christ who Is the "Lamb slain -from
the foundation of the world." Aa
Noah's offering, see 8:21, averted a
rightful penalty, oven so- tho offering
of Christ redeems us from the curse
of sin which Is our Just due. Gal. 8:13.
A they look about upon the
cleansed earth, tor there Is no sin
present except that of their own
hearts, they are to us a type of that
new life ir.to which we enter through
Jesus Christ, see I. Peter 8:20, 21.
A study of covenants and of coven
ant making ceremonies is always In
tensely Interesting. In the Biblical
meaning a covenant Is a compact or
agreement between two parties. (1)!
between God and man,' (2) between,
man and man. In thts covenant God
beatowed the benefit of an assurance,
though Noah had had certain condi
tion Imposed upon him, the fulfilling
of which brought him. to this place
where he might receive thla assur
ance. God's covenant with Noah was one
of eight great covenants, (1) the one
made In Eden, Gen. 1:28; (2) tha
Adamlc. Gen. 3:15; (3) thla with
Noah, Oon. 8:21. 22; (4) one with
Abraham, Gen. 15:18; (5) that with
Moses, Ex. 19:25; (8) one with tha
Israelites, Deut. 36:3; (7) tbat with
David, 2 Sam. 7:16; (8) the new cov
enant, Heb. 8:8. The main elements
of this covenant are, (a) the removal
of the curse, 8:21; (b) tbe asira ranee
of returning harvests and regular sea
son, 8:22; (c) the promise of an
abundant progeny, 9:1; (d) the domi
nation of animal life. 9:2; (e) provi
sion for food, both flesh and herd, 9:
8; (f) provision for sacrifice and wor
ship, 9:4; (g) the safety of human
life, 9:6; (h) tbe administration of
Noah's life of obedience before he,
entered the ark had elicited God's
promise that he would establish a
covenant with him, see Eph. 6:18;
and so God today holds before all
men tbe promise of a' new and better
oovenant Into which they also may
enter If they will, Heb. 8:8. God has
frequently used this covenant as an
Illustration of his love and his faith
fulness towards his people, Isa. 5:
9, 10, and this covenant Included God'
care for tha beasts as well as man.
verse 10, IS, 16, see also Ps. 86:6. 6;
Jonah 4:11 This Is a good thought
to emphasize with the younger pupils.
II. Verso 12-17. As though Je
hovah would make assurance doubly
secure, he not only made a covenant
but appointed a token, a sign, of that
covenant, whereby the covenant la to
be remembered, read Gen. 17:11; Ex.
12:13. 8:12; Matt, 26:232J: I. Cor.
11. 23-26. We must beware of read
ing into -this passage any suggestion
that this is tbe first appearance of a
rainbow upon the earth; there la no
such suggestion In the text, but rath
er God took the rainbow which waa
set In th cloud and made of it a
token of the covenant he had made
with Noah. Whenever we behold a
rainbow we ought to remember that
his covenant was not alone to Noah,
bu to us, his seed.
The rainbow was formed of thst
same rata which had produced tha
Hood. "After tbe appearance of an
entire rainbow, a a rule, no rain of
long duration follow." Th rainbow
I proof tbat th rain Is partial and
that th un of God's mercy Is shin
ing. It lights np what had Just been
dark asd fateful Rainbows can ba
seen la all parts of tbe earth, so ha
his mercy all mbraclng. A rainbow
U beautiful and attractive, and so la
Jesus th chief among tea thounJ
end th on altogether lovely. Aa
arch is th strongest torn at na
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