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BURNED TO DEATH
AOtO WOMAN MEETS FATAL AC
ClOENT WHILE CLEANINO
ttaaolin Ueed en Skirt Which Become
Ignited and Flamee Envalop Mrs.
Reaa Bafore Help ArHves.
Wntm Newspaper Union Xtw Hervlre.
Mt. Olivet Ky A moat dtstreshing
accident occurred when Mra. Mary 8.
Rose, 70, m burned to death. Mra.
Rom had evidently attempted to clean
a spot on liar clothing with gasoline.
Tha skirt becoming Ignited, she at
tempted to extinguish U. The flames
attracted tha attention of Mm. C. H.
Tomltn. with whom she lived. Tha
door being fastened on the Inside, Mra.
Tomlln bad aome difficulty In reaching
Mra. Roaa. It was found she was en
Tetoped In flame, and her deuth fol
lowed aoon after the fire was extin
guished. The lower part of her body
waa burned almost to a crisp.
LUMBER MEN MEET
At State Convention Formation af
Building and Lean Asaociationa
Louisville,. Ky. With the announced
intention of establishing building and
loan associations in their home towns.
for the uplift of working people
throughout the state, members of the
Kentucky Association of Lumber Deal
er closed their annual meeting at The
Seelbach and returned to their homes
and their businesses.
Apart from the general discussion of
the building; and loan association prop
osition, the election of officers for the
ensuing year and the selection of Lex
ington hs the next meeting place were
the more important actions of the
closing session. Ed. H. Elliott, of
Franktert, who, as secajd vice presi
dent. Wad presided at the sessions
here, was elected president. Other
officers selected were: First vice pres
ident, W. K. Hall; second vice presi
dent, Emil Anderson, Louisville: sec
retary. J. Crow Taylor: treasurer, Al
Struck, Louisville. The following were
selected for places on the board of di
rectors, to which the president and
vice presidents belong by virtue of
their offices: L. M. Moore, Lexington;
E F. Roemer, Bowling Green, and J.
W. Scobee, Winchester.
One of the most ardent advooatea of
the establishment of building and loan
associations waa Mr. Elliott, who was
instrumental In organizing such an as
sociation in Frankfort several years
ago. He declared jthat large numbers
of homes bad bedP erected there by
employes of ' the lumber. .ompanles
"through pe" agency of the association.
RELIEVED FROM DOG TAX.
Shelbyville, Ky. Upon the return of
Sheriff B. C. Perkins and his deputies,
County- Judge Ralph Gilbert entered an
order exonerating from a license tax
persons assessed as owning 324 dogs.
The reports of the sheriff and his dep
uties state that those assessed either
did not own a dog or dogs or did not
live In the county. The greatest num
ber of doga that any citizen was as
sessed for in the reports was five.
WORK BEGINS ON NEW CHURCH.
Somerset, Ky. Ground has been
broken for the erection of the new
Christian church, which will be built
on a beautiful alte one square from
the present structure in Main street.
The new edifice Is to be modern in
every respect and will coat about $20,
000. The present church and site will
probably be sold as aoon aa the new
one is ready for use.
SURVEYING FOR NEW ROAO.
Middlesboro, Ky. The right-of-way
baa been bought and aurveylng ia now
in progress on the new branch railway
in Marian county, extending from Har
lantown aeveral ml lea up Martina Fork
to the Hall and other large coal hold
ings, among the best In the county.
Grading will be begun aa aoon aa tfao
HOSPITAL SITE IS BOUGHT.
Winchester. Ky. The city hospital
committee closed a deal with City
Clerk B.. Tracy for his property on the
South Main street hill as a site for the
proposed hospital. The price was
$3,000. It is understood that the com
snlttee Intends to raise funds for a
$25,000 building, to bo erected on the
sit at the earliest possible moment
CHILD BURNED TO DEATH.
Maysvtlle, Ky. A 6 year-old daugfc
tor cf Mr. and Mra. Richard Gully, who
livo In Strlcklett. Lewis county,
eangbt Ore while at play in her play
mouse. Her hair and f ite wero so bad
ly burned that she only lived twenty
ENGINEER IS BADLY HURT.
Danville. Ky. John Ofut. an engi
neer on tho Queen A Crescent routo,
was badly injured aa ha waa running
Ills train Into tho Danville yards. A
freight car loaded with lumber was
landing oa a sidetrack when a plank
standing to one side hit Offutt la the
stead. Ho was rendered unconscious
aad deep wounds wero Inflicted la bis
head and on his face. The fireman
took tho throttle and brought tha train
to tho depot, whence Offutt wss takes
tbo city hospital
DAILY FOR LEXINGTON
ThomM M. Owelty, Preeldent of the
Transylvania Printing CtmpiKjr,
Islington, Ky. A new dally mora
ine newopaper will be launched In this
! city about April 1, according to aa an
nouncement maae py I nomas ai. uwa
ley. praaldent of tha Tranaylvaala
Printing Co., chairman of the Repub
lican count commlttea, and formerly
a member of tha oily council, who la
at tha bead of tha enterprise. Mr.
lOwaley aald that many of the detail!
of tha arrangement bad been com
pleted and unleaa something unexpect
ed occurred the publication of tha pa
per would begin about April 1. He
had, he eaid, already made arrange
ments for securing a news service, and
was arranging to organlie a first-class
local staff and believed the new paper
would be able to make its way against
whatever competition It had. He
stated that the new paper' would he
independent In politlca.
KILLED BY FAST TRAIN
Bath County Farmtr Meets Death on
C. 4 O. Track Near Mt.
Mt. Sterling, Ky. Emanuel Carpen
ter, SO, of Preston, Bath county, was
struck by a fast Chesapeake Ohio
train in the cut just beyond Slate
creek bridge, about nine miles from
this city, and dted In a few minutes.
Mr. and Mra. Carpenter were walking
on either side of the track when the
train approached. Mrs. Carpenter
stepped out of harm's way and thought
her husband had done likewise. But
when the train passed she saw him
lying by the track. He was a farmer
and besides his wife is survived by
two sons, one of whom Uvea in this
county and one In Lexington.
LAUNDRYM EN TO MEET IN APRV.
Lexington. Ky. At a meeting he'd
here by the executive committee of
Laundry Owners' association of Ken
tucky, the dates of Apr!! 17 and
were fixed for the convention of the
association, which will be held in Lex
ington this year. The members of the
committee who attended the meeting
were S. A. Asneth and George Deuser,
of Louisville, and George T. Graves, of
Lexington. Mr. Graves waa made
chairman of the entertainment com
mittee, which will be composed of Lex
ington laundrymen. There are about
1(0 members of the association, and It
is believed that practically all of them
and a number of other visitors will at
tend the convention.
COMPANY TO BUILD HOSPITAL.
'Pikeville, Ky.t A number of phys:
c'Una of Pikeville have i organised
Stock company and will build a ho:
pltal here this spring. The promoters
Include aome of the leaders of the,
medical profession here. Among them
are Drs. Z. A. Thompson, J. W. Vicars,
M Plnson, W. J. Walters and W. A.
Campbell. It is believed that the purity
and healing qualities of tho mountain
air will be great aaeete for such an
BOYS TE8TING SEED CORN.
Maysvllle, Ky. The members of the
Boys' Corn club of Maaon county are
getting busy testing their seed corn,
Laat aeaaon a number of the boys of
tho club shelled corn that they bought
or that had been furnished to them
and learned to their sorrow that it waa
poor seed, and their stand of corn
turned out miserably and In the con
teat for prises their chances were very
BIG TIMBER DEAL CLOSED.
Barbourvllle. Ky. The Straight
Creek Lumber Co. has ben organ
itad and has bought all the standing
timber on tho landa of the Continental
Coal Co., in Bell and other Southeast-
eru Kentucky counties. The purchase
Is one of the largest timber deals in
tkis section in recent years, aa the
property covers a large area. It is es
timated that ten yeara will be re
quired to gel off the timber.
KILLED IN FREIGHT WRECK.
Burnsido, Ky The Queen Cres
cent through freight spilt a switch nt
Burnalde and over half the train was
smashed Into a mass of kindling wood.
Nouo of the crew was Injured, but
three) trapa were fouud In tho debria.
Traffic will bo delayed from ten to
twelve hours. Tbo estimated damage
Is $20,000 to $30,000.
HY8ICANS FORM ASSOCIATION.
Winchester, Ky. Tbe physicians of
Leslie county have formed a medical
association and elected Dr. P. J. Keith
president and Dr. G. C. Campbell vie
president It ia planned to give sev
eral free lectures next summer on
"Preventable -Diseases" and methods
of improved sanitation la general.
DRY VICTORY IS LOST.
Somerset, Ky. Judge A. J. Kirk, or
Palntevillo, who has presided over the
February term of tbe circuit court as
special Judge, knocked out tbo recent
local option election held lu Pulaski
county oa December 10, 1912. In which
tbe "drys" won by a majority of 1,300.
In his opinion Judge Kirk held that tho
eall of tho election was Illegal lu that
tha petition of tbo "drys" did not cen
tals 211 per coat of tbo voters la each
precinct. Tbo local option people will
take tho case to tbo court of appeals.
MOSS RENDERS DECISION
Finds for the Minors In Controversy
With Operators Over Installation
Bowling: Green. Ky. Judge McKen
ie Moss rendered bis decision In the
arbitration matter submitted to him by
the Western Kentucky coal operators
and. their employes. In whl(h bo sus
tained the contention of the miners.
His opinion Is la writing and deals
with the subject at considerable length,
but briefly stated the controversy
grows out of a contract made in April,
1P12, between tho miners and the oper
ators by whh a certain scale of
wage waa agtwd upon, and in which
it waa stipulate that "no local condi
tion shall be chansri that will. In any
manner, further Increase the cost of
production or decrease tbe earning ca
pacity of the men." Thereafter the
owners of the mine at Spottsvllle In
stalled machines in the mine and
changed from the pick method of min
ing to the machine method, and the
miners contended that by using the
machines they are compelled to per
form certain services for which they
receive no pay, and that In other re
spects the earning capacity of the men
has been materially decreased by tie
GOSPEL OF GOOD ROADS
Meeting at Hopklnsviile Is Enthusi
astic and Much Good la Ex
pected To Reault.
Hopklnsviile. Ky. The Good Roads
convention, after a two days' session,
which waa largely attended and ''-.
keen interest manifest, ended, the con-
clmlitip feature being a practical ce-
ii.rnstration by G. . Sypert, county
attorney of Hopkins, of the King split
log drag for dirt roads. There wero
delegates and county officials present
during the meeting from a number
o? "Penny-rile' and Tennessee coun
ties, and the belief is generally ex
pressed that great improvements of
the roads in this region will result
from the convention. The speakers
were former County Judge W. T. Fow
ler, County Attorney John C. Duffy,
State Koad Commissioner ft. C. Ter
rell, County Judge J. Walter Knight,
M O. Kldrldgi-, of the United States
department of roada, Washington; Mr.
Sypert, of Madisonvilie; J. F. Grimes,
of Frankfort; Mayor John E. Garner,
of Springfield, Tenn., and Charles E.
Barker, of Pembroke.
' MEETING OF HARDWARE MEN)
Officers Are Elected and Lexington
Chosen aa Meeting Place for
Louisville. Ky. With the selectnU
of Lexington as the place for the-nVl
annual meeting fid the elej?tiof . ot -
fleers', tor th easuTH yeal.TTSdllx"-,.,
annual convention of tbe Kentucky
Retail Hardware and Stove Dealer'
association waa brought to a close at
the Gait House. J. L. Mahlln. it
Oweneboro, waa made president Other
officers are aa follows: - first ' vice
president, R. M. Hunter, Nicholaeville;
second . vice president, J. S. Oardcn,
Ashland; treasurer. C. E. Owen, Madi
sonvilie, and secretary, J. M. Stone,
Lexington was a victor in a three
cornered fight for the 1914 meeting.
Louisvlllf and Dawaon Springa also
extended invitations to the body, but
Lexington waa victorious by a rote of
29 to 6.
KILLED ON RAIL ROAO CR08SINO.
Cave City. Ky. B. W. Green, of this
city. In an attempt to cross the L. M
N. tracks at tbe Main street crossing
In front of a passing engine, was
struck, knocked down and killed. His
small son was with him, but saw the
engine in time to Jump out of the way,
escaping unhurt. Mr. Green Is survived
by bis wife and three children.
CHILD BURNED TO DEATH.
Barbourville., Ky. Burns sustained
when ber blouse Ignited from a match,
resulted in the death of the 4-year-old
child of Shelby Hopper, merchant
Tbe child was in a room by. herself
at the time of the accident, and be
fore help arrived waa completely en
veloped in the flames.
CAUGHT IN A LANDSLIDE.
PIneville. Ky. While engaged In ex
cavating for a sewer lino In Laurel
street, William Powell and J. P. Co wen
were caught in a landslide, Powell sus
taining serious Injuries. Both men
were buried for an hour under about
seven feet of dirt and rock.
SCHOOL ATTENDANCE INCREASE.
Danville, Ky. Tbe official report of
Truant OtOcer R. L. Purdom, Just sub
mitted, shows that the attendance in
tho public schools of children of school
ago has Increased from 50 to IS per
cent of tho children, while bo percent
age of attendance for to entire state
last year waa but 37 per cent.
NEWSPAPER MAN SAFE.
Lexington, Ky. Sidney Smith, for
merly of The Lexington Herald ataff.
later with the Louisville Herald, and
more recently with tbo Mexican Her
ald. In Mexico City, has succeeded la
dodging tho missiles and bullets which,
bavo been flying about tho City of
Mexico, as shown by a telegram re
ceived by his mother. Mis. J. Soulo
Smith. Tho telegram read: "All over.
Unhurt Been living la Herald s owa
homo outside of Bring sons. Aid."
This telegram caaao as a groat allot
MEETING OF FAIR
COMMISSIONER NEWMAN CALLS
OFFICIALS TO GATHER AT
LOUISVILLE MARCH 11
WILL FORM ASSOCIATION
A Great Many Probltma aro Common
to All County and District Fairs
That Can bs Better Handled
By an Organisation.
Western Newnpaprr t'nlon Nws Service,
Frankfort. At tbe request of sev
eral county fair officials. Commission
er J. W. Newman called meeting of
tbe secretaries of tbe district and
county fairs at Louisville March 12 for
tha purpose of forming a permanent
organisation. There are about fifty
fairs In Kentucky. The meeting will
bo bold In the state fair office In tho
Paul Jones building.
There are a great many problems
common to alt the fairs, which It Is
believed they can best handle Jointly,
And the recent decision tbat lunch-
stand proprietors must pay a state 11
cense as restaurant keepers has given
riae to the fear that stands of alt kinds
will be compelled to pay a state li
Early fairs are now letting their
conreealons, and the secretaries report
that concessionaries are fearful of the
state license and we will not contract
until they are assured they will not
have to pay for the privilege for four
or Ave days. Heretofore the fair has
paid one blanket license for all its
amusements and stands. Some of the
secretaries declare that If individual
licenses are required they wilt not bs
able to hold fairs at all.
Special Levy for Confederate Pensions
A special levy to meet the Confeder
ate penslou appropriation probably
will be recommended to tbe next gen
eral assembly. The schools, roads.
banking and game and fish depart
ments have specified revenues aet
apart for them, while the Confederate
pensions, although falling due on a
certain day every1 three months come
out of any money not otherwise appro
priated in the general expenditure
fund and must take their chances with
the outstanding warrants and current
expenses of the state, as well as other
approprlatlons. Tbe present plan of
paying them has been found unsatis
factory at the very outset. Two hun
dred and eighty-four pensions, aggre
gating about $22,000, fell due February
5. but they have not been paid yefc nor,
m I'-wTwailto 'know wa,w.;thoV
win do pam. Kveryone says they will
be paid aa soon as they can be. Gov,
McCreary said payment of them has
not been refused on any technical
grounds, but after the pension board,
of which he Is chairman, passes them,
tha payment of the claims is a matter
for the fiscal officials.
Settling Primary Law Points.
Candidate before the August pri
mary have begun to deluge the at tor
ney general's department with Inquir
ies about the primary law. The two
questfona tbat confuse tbem most are
with regard to tho signatures to their
petitions and tbo method of voting.
Many of tbem are In doubt whether
they must have tho signatures of a cer
tain per cent of tho voters In every
precinct in their county. They have
been informed that where the law
ays a certain per cent of tbe voters
in a county they need pay no atten
tion to precinct lines and may get
their signatures from any part of tbe
county. These signatures must be se
cured not more than ninety dot less
than thirty days before the primary.
Others wish to know whether the
voters affiliated with one party may by
writing on their ballots vote for a can
didate of another party, to which tbe
answer is "No." The same answer Is
given to those who ask whether they
may write on the ballot the name of
a person other than a candidate nomi
nated by petition.
Reversed on Account of Error.
The Henderson circuit court was re
versed by tbe court of appeals in the
case of tbe city of Henderson against
H. H. Herron, who had recovered $600
damages for tho pollution of Canoe
creek with sewage. The court held
that there was error In Instructions
concerning. the limit of damages and
tho period of time for which damages
could b recovered.
Fitch to Succeed Wells.
Tbo governor appointed J. Norton
Pitch of Jessamine county as a mem
ber of tbe state board of coptrol for
charitable institutions to succeed
Judge A. J. O. Wells, of Calloway coun
ty, who was appointed warden of the
Frankfort reformatory. Mr. Pitch's ap
polatmaut ia for a f on r y ear-term, and
be will assums his duties at once.
Governor Will Attend Inaugural.
Gov. McCreary will attend tho Inau
guration of President-elect Woodrow
iVIlson March 4 and will present to tbe
Incoming praaldent while there an In
vitation for him to como to Louisville
as tho guest of tho elty next Septem
ber to make aa address In tbo armory
oa tho occasion of tho Perry centen
nial calibration- Gov. McCreary has
finally decided against any participa
tion of tho part of tha state officially
la tho Inaugural, because It would be
loo expensive to tend military detachment.
Commend Oood Work of Kentuoky.
That It Is tho Intention of the eonsas
bureau at Waahlngton to aak tho
states of tho union to emulate the pub
lic health work don by the local reg
istrars of Vital statistics of Kentucky
Is evidenced by tho following letter:
"Department of Commerce and Ia-
bor, Division of Yltal Statistics, Bu
reau of tbo Census, Washington, Peb.
IS. 113. Dr. W. U Helser, Bute Reg
istrar of Vital Statistics, Rowling
Green, Ky. Dear Doctor: Through
newspaper reports, tho bulletins of tbo
state boards of health and personal
conferences, 1 hare learned of the
kind of work tho local registrars of
Kentucky are doing. It Is shown that
they not only endeavor to securs com
plete records' of births and deaths, but.
acting under the authority of Ken
tucky'a vital statistics law, they report
epidemics of typhoid fever, diphtheria,
measles, infantile paralysis and other
communicable diseases and aid active
ly in distributing literature, and, to
other ways, limit tbe spread of these
"By so doing the registrars of Ken
tucky have succeeded In putting Into
actual practice tbe purpose of such a
law; that la, to preserve and conserve
the health and lives of the people.
"It is my purpose to call the atten
tion of tbe local registrars of the other
twenty-one of the United States under
this registration law to the work done
by the registrars of Kentucky, that the
greatest good may be secured from Its
operation. Very truly yours, CRESSY
I- WILBUR. Chief Statistician."
Kentucky to Gat Government Money,
The United States senate public
buildings committee. In session, agreed
to the following additional itema for
Kentucky in the current measure, sup
plementary to the $433,000 secured for
the state by Representative J. C. Can
trill in the house:
By Senator Bradley Ashland limit
of cost increased from $80,000 to $100,-
000; bv Senator Paynter Falmouth,
$5,000 for a site.
"I also aaked tbe committee to In
crease tbe limit of cost for sites to
Palntsville and Pikeville from $5,000
to $7,600 each," said Senator Bradley.
The citizens of Pikeville have agreed
to provide $2,!i0O themselves if they
can get a alte appropriation of $7,r00,
so the new building will stand on a
$10,000 lot Tbe committee has al
ready approved a $55,000 appropriation
for Lancaster, and I believe it will In
clude the $7,500 terms for Pikeville
and Palntsville and $5,000 for a Bar
bourville site In tbe senate bill."
If all the amendments of the Ken
tucky senators are approved, and this
Is the usual course in tbe senate, tbe
Kentucky share In the senate measure
will be $523,000. Some of tbeae Items
may go out in conference, but the pub
lic buildinga bill Is usually tenderly
dealth with all along the line.
Big Vtrdict la Sustained.
The tou? of fcppeals affl. mal the
verdict of $15,000 damages awarded
Catesby Woodford and John T. Ire
land In the Fayette circuit court for
the loss of three race horses and the
injuring of four others so that they are
unlit tor racing, caused by tbe burning
of the car in which they were being
shipped from Lexington to Juarei.
The aeven horses were started on their
journey on November 17, 1910. While
In the West Frankfort yards the car
containing them was bumped ao bard
by an engine that a lantern inside the
car was knocked down and tho car
and contents caught Are. The horses
were all 2-year-olda. Those killed were
Star Shoot colt out of Last Cherry,
$7,500; Star Shoot colt out of Blue
Danube, $7,500; Miller filly out of Lady
Beth, $2,500. Those Injured so they
could not be raced were Miller Ally out
of Lady Premier, $1,500: Ethelbert
filly out of Mlas Wicks, $1,500; Jack
Point colt out of Lady Vincent, $1,500;
Star Shoot colt out of Amy Davenport,
Appointment of Judge Walla.
The appointment of former Judge
A. J. O. Wells, of Calloway coun
ty, aa warden of the Frankfort re
formatory, waa announced. -Judge
Wella balls from the Purchase. He
was county Judge of Calloway during
the disorders In the early part of for
mer Gov. Wlilson's administration and
took a determined stand against law
lessness, though a sympathiser with
tbe tobacco growers. Ho was appoint
ed to the state board of control and
has shared in any succesa the board
has attained In the management of the
I think we wore fortunate In get
ting a man like Judge Wells to take
the position," said Gov. McCreary after
tbo announcement of tho appointment
waa made, following a conference of
tho prison commissioners and Judge
Walls In Gov. McCreary's offlcee.
Licensed to Do Business.
Tbe state insurance department IV
censed the American Mutual Life In
surance Co., of Carrollton, to begin do
ing business. It has a paid np guar-!
amy iuuu oi tivu.vvu. james r . jeu
Is president and James Gayl secre
tary. A llcens to do business la Ken
tucky was granted also to tbe Chicago
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Bonding ft Surety Co., of Illinois.
Holds Against City of Versailles.
In reversing the caae of Charles Al
exander, executor, vs. City of Ver
sailles, tho court of appeals bold that
tho personal property of a decedent
must be Hated for taxation at the homa
of tho decedtfnt and not at tbe home
of the executor. Alexander lived In
Woodford county when ho died and Ma
executor Louis Marshall lived In Ver
sailles. Tho city of Versailles listed
for taxation the money and notes la
Marshall's possession belonging to the
Alexauder estate amounting to $22,000,
Marshall dtcltuod t pay
By REV. JAMES M. CRAY. D. O .
Dm W M4v Bb htinn.
TKXT "There they made HJra a aup
per.'Wohn XII. 1
It Is tha last
week of Jesus'
early life, and he
Is spending tbe
days In Jerusalem
and the nlj.hu In
home of La ia run
and his sisters,
Martha and Mary.
made him a sup
per." An exquisite,
touch o f Christ's
humanity! Is not
this what we
would have done
to such a friend?
But think of the
human kindliness and simplicity of thw
Redeemer here displayed! It recall"
tho marriage In Cana at which he waa
a guest. That was at tbe beginning
of hla ministry and this at its close.
How better could he have demonstrat
ed that he came Into the world not to
disturb its social arrangements or mar
Its domestic joys, but to elevate them
to a higher plane? Blessed be God.
we may hare Jesus at our feasts and
festivals as well as at other times,
and what heart, loving Jesus, would
attend a feast or festival where bo
could not be a guest?
But there is a practical question
here of another kind. When we re
remember that Jesus knew he was to
die within a week, and endure before
hand unprecedented contumely, and
desertion by his dearest friends, and
then look upon him at this friendly-
board, receiving happiness from oth
ers, and dispensing happiness to them,
must we not regard It as a sublime)
example of that confidence In God
which knoweth tbat he doeth all
things) well? Death, sorrow, pain, de
sertion are experiences continually
present Some of us attempt to throw
off the thought of tbem with tbe sto
ic's plea, "What can't be cured must
be endured." Others seek to drown
It In the hilarity and dissipation of
tho world. But how different that
which Jeaus knew, and which they
know who have received him, and to
whom he has given power to become
the sons of God? Who would not be
Christian, a real Christian, It It
were onrr for the sake of this lexaey
The Devoted Mary and the Avaricious
The central feature of this supper
1 the anointing of Jesus by the de
voted Mary. The action was not un
common In eastern lands, where the
heat Is great and tbe feet exposed to
It by sandals suffer from dryness and
scorching. ' The motive of Mary was
her love for Jesusu. Love, not only
for what she had learned from him.
but for what he had done for her
brother Lasarus, whom he raised from
the dead. All of which come out the
stronger In contrast with the fanati
cism and avarice of Judas, "Why was
not this ointment sold for three hun
dren pense, and given to the poor?"
A specimen this of the way worldly
people depreciate actions done for tbe
love of God only, and especially giv
ing money for Christ's causa. Judaa
aald this, not because "he cared for
the poor," John says, "but because be
was a thief and had the bag and bare
what waa put therein." He was think
ing of himself and not tho poor.
The truest friends of the poor, the
people who do most for them, aro
those who do moat for Christ. "It
la," aayr Bishop Ryle, "the successors
of Mary of Bethany, and not of Judaa
Iscariot who really care for the poor,"
As another says, even It Judas had
said this from tbe heart It would have
been wrong. It does not follow that
the poor will not be benefited, because
the rich live according to their means.
Social Dlatinctlona to Remain. '
But how significant that remark et
Jesus', "the poor always ye have with
you." How clearly It teaches that
distinctions of class and rank will
never cease In the present age. It
was never Intended tbat society should
become a macadamised road where
all are on a level. The existence of
pauperism alone does not prove that
state are IJl-governed, or churches
are not doing their duty. This separa
tion between rich and poor which Je
sus made was opposed to the spirit of
Christ, for in tbe true veneration of
hla name consists the most effectual
caring for tbe poor. It Is Important
to ktep this n mind In this humanita
rian age whan tbe goapel of good
t'orke (so called) Is so persistently
thrust Into tbe foreground la opposi
tion to the gospel of faith. Poverty
la forever at our heels, hut Christ In
the meanwhile may be vanishing
away. How significant, "Me y have
not alwaya." Oh. let us take It to
heart! Him we have po longer when
the wing of death suddenly over
shadow oa; or whoa our sense depart
under the Influence of disease, and the
message of salvation no longer pene
trate through the crowd of unbridled
Imaglnatloas. We have htm ao longer
whea God give us up to strong delu
sions, aad permit them to take their
permanent abode la our at In da, be
cause we have hardened ourselves
against his call to repentance.