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jw~ / 'S. [) .~ V .1 A ~\ * '..-~--,-~* - N. 4 ;~ A A ~ 40th. Ye~u' -* . . * ~j;i>j ,).~) THE S HING7S BIBLE- '-ijlES I t ARRAIGNED AS A BLASPHEMER Matthew 26:57-68-November 27 Whe Whes he.sa reviled. revited not again iPeter 2.. E cannot do better at the open in-g of this study than quote b the words of Mr. Chandler. t He said: "Many remarkable trials b have characterized the judicial history of mankind. The irial' of Socrates. b before the dicastery of Athens, charg- a - ed with corrupting the Athenian youth. with blaspheming the Olym'pi , gods and seeking to destroy the consti tntion of the Athenian Republic. is b still a sublime and thrIlling chapter in the history of a wonderful people. "The trial of Alfred Ireyfus is still fresh in the memories of men. The - French Republic Is stil rent by con tending factions. His friends say that Dreyfus was a Prometheus who was chained to an ocean-girt rock while the vulture of exile preyed upon his g heart..-His enemies still assert that he was a Judas who betrayed. not P God nor Christ, but France and the t Fatherland. But these trials, one and all, wereame and commonplace com- P Pid'Wthe trial and crucifixion of h the Galilean pe.sant. Jesus of Naza- a reth." In Defensa of the Jews It is not for us to say that the .i were wholly excusable in their c of injuries toward Jesus in causia: !:h crucifixion by the Romans. On te other hand. it is proper for us to -Wi sider everything that could be thouhit of calculated to mitigate the sev-': of ourfaidgment regarding the i*:+ I tices there practised. And it is pr;;.-r also that we sblould consider what. from their standpoint. would seem to be em4gnnating circumstances. This Is evewhere recognized as just trent he attorney. defending a crim d guilty to the dto do iis ty b s criMilab-lflte when he presents whatever in the cir cumstances of the case would tend to prove that the culprit had cause. or thought that he had a reason for his misdemeanor. Viewing the Jewish people of nearly nineteen centuries ago from this stand point we get a more reasonable view of the situation than is otherwise pos - sible. We hearken first to St Peter's a; words respecting the transaction. He q said, "I wot that through ignorance tj ye did it, as did also your rulers." Had w they known, they would not have kill ed the Prince of life (Acts iii, 15-17). The Jews did not for one moment suppose that the great Messiah, fore- 0 told to be their Prophet. Priest and i K- Eing-like ento Moses. but greater; like unto David and Solomon. but greater; like unto Melchisedek. but t greater-would appear as. "a man of 0 sorrows and acquainted with grief." d Although those very words were writ * ten of him by the Prophet. they were h idden from their eyes of understand-t ing by the glorious things related of him In other prophecies. They saw a the glories. They saw not, under- C standingly. the sufferings. To this day they interpret the sufferings of theirj nation as being those which will ulti-1 mately inure to their advantage. The; prophetic descriptions are not concen- te1 trated. nor collected, but scattered. "here a little and there a little." so ;a written that they could not be under Sstood at the time; nor were they un d *derstood even by the Lord's disciples until after his resurrection from the dead, when he explained them. and. subsequently. by the holy Spirit, en-n + 1rm ~ -vm ietwnn e w ti H P E P D4 EPENDS SANKSwE R ---t stan thaOR.E i waEsNwEr.in inth tI prophets and thus it behooved the Son be of Mian to suffer before entering into as his glory-before beginning the work of blessing Israel and the wo-Id Yeat. .iu today many Christiaxn.:::e .. deeply af -T confused on this matter as are the ra '-Jews. Many have rejected entirely the sh tjhoughtc og esslah's gloriou 9~ 1om reign for the general blessinz tnd upliftin.i: of Israel and all human ty. From their standpoint, if "the ufferings of Christ" were intended to >repare the way and usher in his Kingdom of glory, then the program nust have failed, or else his Kingdom f glory is to be a heavenly one and Lot. as they believe, in accord with he prayer taught by our Lord. "Thy Kingdom come: thy will be done ov arth." The trouble is that they will ot realize that where the sufferings f Christ. the Head. ended, the suffer ags of the "Bcdy of Christ~ began be sufferings of "the Church. which ta is Body"-fi!liag up the weasrt- of be afflictions of Christ. which are to ind (Colossinus i. 241. As socn as 1 Church, the 'Body of Chrisz." sl!aa ave finished the bearn'ing of the eru-. fter him. following in his steps w, i:: nd of the journey. then the liingdom lories will be ushered in. Israiel's lindness wili be turned away and the lessing of the Lord ri; 1 ;;i. to till be whole earth. . The Jews. who enused the eruci xion of Jesus. certainly did so ia much the same spirit which led St. 'aul-then Saul of Tarsus-to cause de stoning of St. Stephen. As Sau! as forgiven, so Israel is to be for iven; as the Scriptures declare. "The ,ord will pour upon them the spirit of rayer and supplication." and then iey will see, with the eyes of their nderstanding. "him whom they ierced and they will all mourn for im" (Zechariah xii. 10i. and their iourning will be turned into joy: for. N Tl CO'J2T OF CAJAPHAS. WHEN .. HE WAS RV1LED. HE R. VILED NOT AG-A N -' HARGED WlTH 5LASHEMY.ECAUSE HE SAID. IAM THS SON OFGOD Joseph forgave his brethren, so ill this great antitypical .loseph of Le throne of earth freely forgive those ho caused his crucifixion. Politics and Selfishness as Religion The Jews are rat so different from :her people now, nor were they then. istory indicates that some of their ghest offices were held by irreligion ts for their political influence; thus te chief-priests, at the first advent of ir Lord, was a Sadducee. who wholly isbeleved in the promises of Godl to ;el, Including a disbelief in the res rection of the dead. Similarly today tere are high-priests, both amongst ws and Christians. who disbelieve, id yet hold high positions. Amongst ristians there are D. D.'s who are abelievers and many of the most no ble rabbis amongst the Jews also de are themselves thorough unbelievers. e are not claiming that such unbe ving Christians and Jewish minis *rs would lightly espouse and support i unjust procedure against an inno .nt man. We do not know about this. has yet to* be tested, perhaps. We > know, however, that when faith a Divine Revelation and in a Divine pervision of human affairs is lost the itural effect Is that the losers of thie tith become more and inore policy en and consider policy the extreme human wisdom, particularly in the iidance of affairs of Church and :ate. Taking history for it, that the lea;, s of Judaism at the time of our Lord ere Higher Critical unbelievers (Sad icees), we can readily see that their licy was to curry favor with the oman Emperor and to seek to hold te common people in subje..ction to temselves. To these. then. it must te seemed almost a calamity that a >or man. although of noble birth, of Le family of David and the Tribe of idah should gather about him a tndful of nondescript fishermen, tax Ltherers. ete.: that he should pro unce himself a king and declare the tting up of his K'ingdom to be near. d that by the exercise >f some su ~rnatural power for the healings of *eir diseases he should attract the ommon people" to his standard. but t the learned. We can well imagine er reasoning that. if this thing. the pularity of Jesus. continued to in ease, it would shortly reach the ears the Roman Emperor and then al eir claims for imperial favors would discounted and they would be rated a nation of rebels. The riding of Jle'us into Jlerusalem, st before a:-i s..e-r. on an ass, ter the ranner of the kings of Is-I eand surrounded by a multitude outing. "Hosannla to the Son of Da ae who omth in the name of the :U!fi. 1 L speak. and ~-.. . .,~ t!:ucvt Jews. polit-i:::;.:. .-uying reiigious oaices. that it v.o.'. te zar better that one innocent noa shuld die than that the whole nation sould be turned into tur moil ad wrecked by the Romans in conseqluenee How many American preachers. judges. officials. etc.. would in this eulilghtened day be inclined sim ilarly to decide such a matter! And is not this the policy which always pre vails in monarchies? Fancy such a commotion in the capital of Germany. Italy. France. Austria. Russia. Great Britain. the United States. Fancy that after suh a parade. mimic though it might appear. the adored one should go to the temple and execute a long neglected law and. in thus exercising his religious rights. suppose that he should drive out the money-changers and merch:nts from the outer pre cincts of 'their chief religious Cathe dral: What would be done to such a person today? Do we not know that in the most civilized lands he would be arrested and imprisoned. and in the '.jvage lands he would be beat en or executed? ..When. therefore. we view the situation frw this standpoint we lose any spirit of :intagonismi whi, I might have been ours: it turgns to sym pathy-that a religous natioii-l2r.. allow itself to get iao the uad! s politicians to s'-h an extent. Brought Sefore Caiaph:s It was very e-trn;ais on the part of St. Peter t hat. ::.e-r Iivin-.: ::: ten o'f the ear .f Ohw [: i'rn'-; serrant (11houghi tI :a. n was w by Jesus. he l'iiu'we'! his Master hi,. the Court of .h:it i::';ries . wa:t would t' done. The arra:::! metnt was :t : : lthough li .' contrary to .lewish L::w to try a Pris n.ar :- for :mny serious offen But there w::s nn e::cuse. Tlhs w :i special case: has;e was necessary. be cause whatever would be done must be done quickly: the very next day the unbelieving officials perceived that Jesus had great influence with the common people. They believed him to be a brilliant but harmless fraud. He had committed no crime, but he was a disturber of the peace. and they felt fully justified in taking his life. The Feast of Passover was at band and would last a week and. it would be contiary to their Law that any ex ecution should take place during that week. Besides, they feared the amount of Influence which Jesus might exer cise during the week. when there would be from one to two millions of people in and around Jerusalem frou all over Palestine. They had alrearyr determined that their action. mus; l short. sharp and decisive. This was decided before the arrest was made. They were ready and waiting at that midnight hour to carry out their mur derous designs. for the good of their nation. as they thought. The examination was merely a pre liminary one to get together such evi dence a- at the morning Tribuntst could be rushed through rapidly at a prearrauged session. He Was Charged With B!acphemy They had diiculty in tioding charg. Fr what had Jesus ever dor: except nets of kindness and the uttr lg of words of w.is and e'urrect:. 3 and hope': Blasphemy:. i'.as a se:-i:. charge utnder the Jewish code. They would charge him with that as being the easiest to prove. Hie had said. when near the Temple. "Destroy this Temple, and I will rear it up in three days "-But he- spake of the tempie of his Body." Some of those who heard him understood him to speak of the literal temple. This they charged was blasphemy. because it took years to build the temple. and for Jesus to rebuild it in three days would mean a claim on his part of Divine power. But the charge did not seem sufficiently strong. even for those who had premeditated his murder. They wanted something to give a color of justice, at least. to their findings. So the chief-priest thought to get Jesus to commit himself in their presence and said, I adjure thee by the Living God to tell us whether thou be the Christ. the Son of God. Jesus replied that this was true and that they would yet see him In heavenly glory and power at the right band of Divine favor. This, the High Priest declared, was sufficient proof of blasphemy. "Be hold, now ye have heard his blasphe my. What reply ye?" And the coun il answered that he was worthy of death. The rabble in the Court. hear ing the commotion, felt at liberty to abuse this prisoner, as they had done others. They showed their contempt of him by spitting upon him. They derided him by smiting him and say lg. Prophesy. tell who smote thee. "He was reviled, yet reviled not gain." What He Saved. Mr. Hubb-I haven't saved a dollar since I married you. Mrs. Hubb-Oh, what a fib! You've saved nearly half you had in the hank at that time.--Boston Transcript. A Matter of Choice. Maud-Miss Oldum declares that she Is single from choice. Ethel-That's true. The man she expected to marrj chose another.-Exchange. , We rarely confess that we deserve bhat we sufL'er.-Quesnel.. ARUANT T0 The Youthl Disraeli, Elegan ani Eloquent. AN INTELLECTUAL EXQUiSITE His Airs and Graces, His Frills an Laces and His Dazzling Oratory I His Early' Political Battles-A Pe Picture of His Remarkable Face. Ben.inxmin Disraeli's career in pract cal poities 'egn with a series of rt verses that might have discouragcd less persistent fighter. Five times th youthful noveil:t and versatilU but ding statem:inan attempted to brea into imrliament before he succeeded i winning an election, going down to d feat three times at Wycombe and on*. at T:ion. In 1illiiam Fiayvelle Monypeeny "Life' of Benjaimhi Tsraeli"' the at thor declares that tales are still told i Wye':ihr- of Dis raeli's famouas tir: Spe-:-' 1frm the portico of the ie! Lion: "Th@ yout'ul orator was now at th height of his''Andyi'm, and his 'curl af n rlls' . i : .1~ small part i the no -e i.-e the 'igusFif the lio: bet, 1,hi;: o ' ashoin! pri 'popinjay.' as a hostil, nev: clledhm. hen1to p:)". forth a torrn of eloquec(e with trec menCduw. energy of action and ill voice that carried far along the I-hg street. Ile had an instinct for the dra matic effects which hold the attentioi of the mob. 'When the poll is declare( I shall he there,' he exclaimed, accord Ing to a Wycombe tradition, pointin:. to the head of the lion. 'and my oppo nent will, be there,' pointing to th taL- By the admission even of the op posite partyV the speech was a com plete success; and his popti 'rity witi the crowd was thenceforth assured." As to the young orator's appearalef at Taunton, Mr. Monypenny gather. these comments of an eyewitness fron an almost forgotten book of that time "Never in' my life had I been s( struck by a face as I was by that o1 Disraeli. It was lividly pale, and fron beneath two finely arched eyebrowf blazed out a pair of intensely blaclI ey'es. I never have seen such orbs ir mortal sockets either before or, since His physiognomy was strictly Jewish Over a broad, high forehead were ring lets of coal black. glossy hair, which romhed away from his right temple fell in luxuriant clusters or bunche! ver his left cheek and ear, which i entirely concealed from view. "There was a sort of half smile. hall sneer playing about his beautifully formed mouth, the upper lip of whici: was curved as we see it in the por traits of Byron. He was very showily ttired in a dark bottle green froeli coat, a waistcoat of the most extrava gant pattern, the front of which was lmost covered with glittering chains, and in fancy pattern pantaloogs. 'H( wore a plain black stock, but no collal was visible. Altogether he was the most intele'tual looking exquisite 1 had ever seen, "He commenced in a lisping, lacka daisical tone o'f voice. He minced hiP phrases in apparently the most affect ed manner :md while he was speakint plaee'l his hian'1 in all imaginable po ;itions, not heeause he felt awkwar? and did not kniow. like a booby in rawing room. where to put them. h~ui apparently for the purpose of exhibit ing to th" bes't tidvantage the glitter ing ring.; which deed~c his white an" taper finge:-s. Now he would place his thumbs in the armholes of his waist coat and sp.read out his fingers on its fashing sur'ace: then one set of digits would be released and he would lear, ffectedly en the table, supporting him self with his right hand; anon he would push aside the curls from his forehead, "But as he proceeded' all traces ol andyisma and affectation were lost. With a rapidity of utterance perfectly stonishing he referred to past event~t mnd indulged in anticipations of the future. The Whigs were, of course. the objiects of his unsparing satire. 1.d his eloquent denunciations of thon: were applauded to the echo. In all he said he proved himself to be the fin shed orator. Every period was round ed with the utmost elegance, and in his most daring flights. when one trem led lest he should fuill from the giddy eight to which he had attained, he sc racefully descended that every hearet was wrapped in admiring surprise. is voice, at first so finical, gradually ecame full, musical and sonorous and with every varying sentiment was eautifully modulated. His arms nc onger appeared to be exhibited .for how, but he exemplified the eloquence >f the hand. The dandy was trans. ormed into the man of mind, the Man -nt looking personage into a prac tedatornn nd finished elocUtIonist." SHE SNUS ED POA0NRE. Incident In the Later Lif, of Mrs. Aiexander -iarnilton. , A striking incident in the liter life of Mirs. .e::ander LJ muilton. who sur vived her husband vfty years. is ttohl in the wrd o :my :iess in i lan .\McLane i'amil,-n ' "Intinte Lifte of Alex'mer I~an : 3mrs. Hlauiltoi cuwld itever fo:-ge: the beha-ior of .onro! wheni he. vith Muhinlnberg Ind lenabes. ne-'d Haniton of tin:meil:: irreguiritie.; at r the tiie of the Ie1.nolds i::ident. Many years afterward when they were both aged peopl .' Monroe visited her. and a: interview ~oecurred whi'ch wa wities.sed bi a nephew. who was theii a Id if lif:ec'n. "hd." h 5;sv. "been sent to eall upon my Au::t Ia:n ilton one tfternoon. I found wer in her garden :id was there with her i talking when a maidservant cae from the house with a card. It wabs the card of James Monroe. SLe' r-:ad the name and stooi holding the caed. much perturbed. Ier voice sank. :nni she spoke very low as she always did when she was angry. *What has t'e: man come to see me for?' escape:i from her. 'Why. Aunt lIimilton.' s::O I, 'don't you know it's M\r. Monroe. and he's been president. and he is '. Iting here now in the neighbora1cod and has been very much made of anid invited everyvwhore. and so-I suppos' he has come to call and pay his r spects to you? Aft:~ a rmlom'n:: es Itation 'I will see hira.' she said. "The maid went b-a(k to the ho:se. My a:unt fo!!owed, walkirg ra''"i. i -after her. As t enteredi the par Moljjx rose. She s in the -middi of the ro* m facin.g him. She di-l nor ask him to' it down. le bowed and. addressing h e- formally, made her rather a set spee h-that it was many years since they el met. that the lapse of tine brought Qs softening in fluences. that they both '1ere nearing the grave, when past differences coulI be forgiven and forgotten-4.a short. from his point of view a ver.N conciliatory, well turned little sp h She answered, still standing and lo - ing at him: '3Mr. Monroe. if you have eome to tell me that you repent. that you are sorry, very sorry, for the in,. representations and the slanders and the stories you circulated 'against my dear husband-if you have come to say this, I understand it. But otherwise no lapse of time. no nearness to the grave, makes any difference.' - She stopped speaking. Monroe turned, took up his hat and left the room." In this connection it may be said that the oft repeated story of the meeting of Mrs. Hamilton and Aaron Burr many years later on an Albany steamboat Is a fiction, but it was prob ably suggested by the Monroe incident. Hanged For Stealing Golf Balls. Some sharp punishment has lately been meted out to men convicted of golf ball stealing, and one boy was sentenced to six strokes with the birch. The offenders, however. may congratulate themselves that they live in a merciful age. In 1037 at an assize '- Banff a had of the town, having confessed to steal ing'a few trifles, including some golf balls, was actually hanged for the of fense. The Indictment ran that he was "ane lewd liver and boy of ane evill lyiff, and convei'sation, and ane daylie remainer fro the kirk in tyme of dyvyne worschip." The humane judges "ordanit the said Francis to be presentlie tackit and cariet to the Gal lows hill of this burgh and hangit on the gallows thereof to the death." London Graphic. Want Advertisements, London, 16D3. I want a young man that can read. and write, mow and roll a garden. use a gun at a deer and understand coun try sports and to wait at table and such like. I want a complete young man that will wear livery to wait on a very val uable gentleman. but he must know how to play on a violin or a flute. *I want a genteel footman that can play on the violin to wait on a person of honor. If I can meet with a sober man that has a counter te'nor voice I can help. him to a plaice worth ?30 the year or *more.-From Sampson's "History of *Advertising. illusions cf Life. Life islike a beautiful and winding lane-on either side bright flowers :and. beautiful buttertlies aind tempting fruits. wvhich we scarcely pause to ad mire and to taste, so eager are we to hasten to an opening which we imag ine 'will be more beautiful still. But by degrees as we advance the trees grow bleak, the flowers and butterflies ' fail, the fruits disappear, and we find we have arrived-to reach a desert waste.-G. A. Sala. Knew When He Was Well Off. Sanitarium Doctor-So Mrs. Pitts field was here while I was away? Nurse-Yes, sir. She wanted to take her husband home, but be said he preferred to stay here. Doctor-I've suspected that case all Ialong; the man is not crazy at all. HEMMED iN BY LIONS. A Bad Case of Stage Fright and a Rec ord Stunt In Singing. Stage fr!ght of the sort that afflicted. Whit Cunliffe, at one time a promi- - nent singer in En'glish music halls, is not avoidable. Fortunately also it is not common. At a place where he was engaged in Birmingham one of the at tractions was a lion show, some of the beasts being really wild and untamed. Nearly the whole stage was taken up with the "setting"-the animal show. "Just as I was going on." said Cun liffe in telling the incident. "I heard a hurried rush and confused shouting, and some one slammed an iron gate. I heard a voice say, 'Just An time; he was nearly out.' My music was start Ing, so I had no time to inquire. I went on the stage. "In a moment I heard ominous growls and savage snarls- mixed with much whip cracking and strenuous breathing. I am never fond of a wild animal show, and I felt distinctly nervous that night. The cloth behind me sagged and swayed. and then, to my horror, suddenly in the wings I saw the huge head and front of a lion. "I was singing a song called 'I Would,' which 'had a lot of short verses. As I tang them, "my blood running cold, I wdtched the lion. It seemed slowly to advance, and its baneful eyes glittered in a truly horri ble way. I could not -go off that side without passing it, so I prepared to 'exit' with haste. "Turning. I .was doubly horrified to see another lion on the other side. "I was eaught like a monse in a trap. I dared not go off the stage: I dared not show my discomfiture to the audience. There was only one thing for me to do-sina So I sang in des peration. hoping that some one would come and take those lions away. They told me afterward that I sang ninety eight verses. Put I think that -.vas un kind. "I wondered how long it would take those two brutes to make up tle'? minds to enrme into the full glare of the footlights, and I had just prepared to leap into the stalls. regardless of consequences. when I heard the hoarse %H~ say: "Ere. Bill, these two chaps are too far forward. GIve a 'and with them, will yer? And. .coming up be tween The two lions, they lifted them bodily. They were papier mache!". LIFE IN SANTIAGO. Curious Customs That Prevail In the Capital of Chile. They have women conductors on the electric cars of Santiago, the capital of Chile. This was made necessary. by a war, which took so many men to the front and imposed upon womenl the work usually done by men. The custom has been kept up, the women having proved equally as efficient as the men had been. One of the most peculiar customs seen here is the evening promenade in the plaza or park, which is a by young ladies and young 'menand uite small boys and girls. They do not mix, but keep quite separate paths. Yet even the little girls at seven or eight years are finished coquettes. Their eyes languidly observe every man and boy in the plaza, and they take care that each shall receive a' due share of their smiles. Another curious custom which pre als in Santiago and which is joined by those fortunate enough to have fne horses and carriages is the prom enade at the Parque Causino, a beau tful park near the center of the city. A company of mounted police stands in single file in the center of the drive. and the carriages, with uniformed :oachmen and footmen and beautiful ly gowned women and fashionably ~ressed men occupying the carriages, ride around and around these mounted police. Sometimes there are two or as many s six rows of carriages, some going n the opposite direction and alternat lg, the ladies smiling and the gentle [en tip~ping their hats in a polite man ier. This promenading lasts from 5 o'lock in the afternoon until 8 o'clock in the evening.-Logical Point. The Moslem's Exalted Month. Ramadan is the month exalted by oslems above all others. In that month the Koran-according to Mos em tradition-was brought down by abriel from heaven and delivered o man in small sections. rI that onth Mohammed was accustomed to etire from Mecca to the cave of Hiras or prayer and' meditation. In that moth Abraham, Moses and other prophets received their divine revela ions. In that month the --doors of eaven are always open, the passages o hell are shut, and the devils are hained." So 'run the traditions. hristian Herald. The Missing Word. A "new missing" word contest .has ust appeared. It is as follows: A ood church deacon sat down on the ointed end of a tack. He at once prang up and said only two words. 'he Iast was "it." Any one guessing the first word and sending a dollar in ~ash will be entitled to this periodical or ne arne .ini+'