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c Walking With I I Gd '" I S By REV. I W. COSNELL A iiiilml to dtc Den . , g X Moodr BihU Institute. diicMO 2 G TEH Selected Olives - -"ev -"-a. .... sw wmmammmmmm i -villi it mr rv-K:.:. i. ft ? a j TEXT -"And Enoch walked with God. and 'ho was not; for God , took hinj." Genesis 6:24. The fifth chap ter of Genesis con tains a list of men who reached re markable ages; yet, with one ex ception, it is writ ten of each of them, "and he' died." This man, who walked with God, and did not die, is one of the) most attractive figures in Scrip ture. He lived amid wicked people. Enoch's generation was ripening for the flood, and every imagination of man's heart was only evil continually; yet he "walked with God." He encour ages us to walk thus even under diffi cult circumstances. Christ said to the church at Pergamos: "I know where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat Is: and thou holdest fast my name and hast not denied my faith." How cheering to Jiear of "saints in Caesar's household," and to know that Christ so lived at wicked Nazareth that the Father could say, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." I He lived In the twilight of revela tion. There was as yet no Bible, yet he "walked with God?' How shall he rise; up to condemn us! ' He was married. Some have thought celibacy necessary to the highest holi ness, but Enoch refutes -the idea. We actually knew a mother who declared she could not be a Christian until her children were larger and less exasper ating! But we are told "Enoch walked with God after he begat Me thuselah," and it is suggested that the coming of this little life into his was the beginning of his heavenly conver sation. - His Walk. ' He walked by faith (Hebrews 11:5). There is no record of him having rev elations more than we have who also "walk by faith." "Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God," and such a faith is basis enough for walking with God. He pleased God (Hebrews 11:5). How indifferent this makes us to men's opinions! "It is a small thing with me that I am judged of men's Judgment." How blessed to know we can bring joy to the heart of God and that we may "walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing" (Col. 1:10). He warned the wicked. Jude tells us that Enoch prophesied, saying. Be hold the Lord cometh with ten thou sand of his saints, to execute judg ment upon all. Those who walk with God long to bring to him "them that are without." Good men may, like Samuel Rutherford, lack the evange listic gift, but they will have the evan gelistic heart which made Rutherford sing: If but one soul from Anworth Meet me at God's right hand, t My heaven will be two heavens. In Immanuel's land. He was progressive In holiness. He walked with God, and pressed toward the mark for the prize. The perfec tion of Christians on earth is very Imperfect, and even In heaven we shall still be walking in white. His Exit. His strange departure proved Im mortality to be a fact, just as Elijah's translation later assured Israel and as we are assured by Christ's resurrec tion. His departure was felt. Hebrews says that Enoch "was not found," as If they had sought him. He was missed. It is still so when a saint passes. Wit ness the multitudes that gathered at the funerals of John Wesley and Cath erine Booth and Jerry McAuley." He went out in the prime of life. He was taken when 365 years of age, and as compared with others of that day, this was just the morning of life, corresponding to the age of thirty three now. We wonder when men are caught away just as their usefulness begins. But surely God does not deal trhkindly with his friends. "To depart Is to be with Christ, which is far bet- ter." "Taken away from the evil to comeV-this might be written of Enoch and of many another saint. His departure was easy. ",He was not; for God took him," or as Hebrews reads. "God had translated him." The psalmist seems to apply the language of the text to death. Psalm 49:15 tells us, "He will deliver my soul from the power of the grave for he will take the:" and Psalm 73:24 reads, "Thou wilt guide me by thy counsel and afterward take me to glory." As with the translated saint, so with the dying, the Father will stoop down t to the child, who has been walking with him and men will say, "He was aotS for God took him." Spurgeon bears wit ness, after ministering to many feeble saints, that he had not found one to whom dying grace was not. given. Moreover, should we be alive at the Lord's coming, we shall be translated as literally s Enoch. (I Thess. 4:16. " I N AGREEMENT with the somewhat well-known Mr. Meredith, Uncle Sam believes that "civilized man cannot St live without cooks," and is putting that belief into demonstration in handling the educational problems of the Phil ippines. . " . The Filipino, to be sure, had a civil ization and cooks prior to the Amer ican occupation, but the civilization was not of high standard. And after several years of close study of the needs and possibilities of our rest less little brown foster brothers of the far east ern islands domestic science has been deemed the surest foundation upon which to build. To begin with, the home and its women has been accepted by educators as the best process of engrafting occidental civilization, education and culture on the stunted, half-wild growth which centuries of Spanish rule left behind. It was the Filipino himself who pointed Out the way for the solving of his own personal equation. Primitive as his home life had been he had been living up to the best he knew.' When something better was before him he waa prompt to see the advantages of the newer way. The domestic science of the Filipino was not science at all; it was only a crude makeshift, handed down to him from his ancestors. His home was little better than a shack, very small -and destitute of furnishings! His diet was so restricted that the idea of such a thing as the art of cookery had never occurred to him. His clothing was little or nothing. With the coming of the American and his higher standard of civilization the Filipino, espe cially he of. the younger generation, saw life from a new angle. He came to the realization that there is more in life than the mere busi ness of living. He found that there Is work to do; that he must do his share toward raising the standards of succeeding generations; that he had his allotted task in the bringing of the civili zation of his country to a higher level. The first evidence of thi3 awakening in the Filipino was the change in his method of life. Gone are the open fires over which swung a sin gle pot on a tripod. Gone is the ancient habit of an entire family, including the pups and the rest of the four-footed animals, eating from a common dish. Gone also are the primitive sleeping ar rangements. To be sure the change was by evolution rather than by revolution, but its progress was sufficient ly rapid and marked to compel the attention of the American educators who had gone across seas to teach these primitive folk new things. They had gone with a notion that the Filipino could be taught the same things and by the same methods that form the educational system In California and New York, Texas and the Dakotas. They found, however, that physical environ ment and previous social experience had bred In the Filipino racial characteristics vastly different from our5 own and made of him a separate edu cational problem. The Filipino was not especially interested in whether or not he received mental training, but he was ambitious, cleverly imitative and keenly alert to the greater creature comforts of civili zation which he glimpsed for the first time when the American came and conquered. And for all his reputation for slothfulness he was willing and anxious to work for these, things -which so sud denly he had come to desire these tangible and outward signs of a higher civilization. So it was that domestic science and vocational training became an integral part of the educa tional system of the Philippines. A half-million Filipino young people are voluntarily in school there is no compulsory education In the islands. Primary English education Is open to all and Is incidental to the domestic science and vocational courses. " The Filipino knew what he wanted and he got it, and he is quite -as happy as -the more sophis ticated souls imagine we would be if ever we did get what we want. . - . - One of the most potent factors in making the. Filipino, not into an imitation . good American, but into S good, patriotic "and useful citizen of his own native archipelago, haT been the School of Household Industries in Manila." Here an nually from all the islands of the group In ''ever ' increasing numbers, young Filipinos are instruct- " ed in domestic - science and economy. Besides, these young women are taught the moN. lmpor- tant If less remunerative vocation of successful housewife and mother. ..'. i The course In housekeeping and. household arts, one of the most important and most widely . studied of the several offered by the school, gives the young women a basic education in the three R.'s, three full years study being devoted to reading, writing, arithmetic and grammar. In the homemaker's- course they study hygiene, home sanitation, physiology, cooking and the care of infants. A short course in nursing is given, and .a full nurse's course is included among the vocational courses. Dressmaking, lace making, embroidery, hat making and weaving are among the other branches included in the vocational school and optional in the homemaker's course. Much as the Filipino needed education along all lines, in nothing was his need so great as in the first principles of sanitation. When the American came the natives, even in the larger cities, knew nothing of sanitation, household or otherwise. It had not been taught the Filipino by his Spanish rulers, who practised the theory that the more the native knew the more discon tented and hence the more difficult to manage he would become. Also, the Spanish ruler himself knew practically nothing of the higher domestic arts, and his idea that his home was his castle and what went on within of no concern to the outsider he handed down to the Filipino. The Filipino, however, was far readier to as similate the beneficent changes offered by the Americans. He promptly learned that sanitation, both at home and abroad, lessened the danger of plagues, which since time immemorial had mowed down the native population like grain before a scythe. The Filipino is proud in his own way and has a strong notion of what are his personal rights. Anything akin to tyrannical enforcement of Iron clad rules would have defeated the whole scheme. Hosts of domestic science teachers, equipped with the best training, have gone- to the Philippines this last decade with high hopes and unbounded enthusiasm for the work before them, only to re turn presently with blank failure the record of their Philippine sojourn. Those who have succeeded and the success of these has been tremendous have done so through intimate sympathetic understanding of the Fili pino, the code and traditions which give him his own peculiar point of view and his essentially peculiar home life. Nothing in all the course of study offered by the school of household industries has seemed to interest the young women so greatly as the study of sanitation, hygiene and the care of in fants. While the Filipino himself may have defi nite reasons of his own for desiring cleaner and more wholesome living conditions, . the younger women have learned that to a lack of knowledge may be charged the terrific death rate among Infants. Out of each three round-eyed, smiling babies born one dies before it has lived a year, a victim of ignorance and unsanitary environ : meat -Innate, universal mother love was. quick to value and acquire knowledge of anything which results in saving the babies. But nothing in all the school is so variously interesting as the changes wrought by the study of cooking. In : times past the Filipino had the scantiest variety of food, which waa prepared In the simplest fashion, meat being a heavy item 'Of his menu'. The greatest delicacy of the Igor-, rete was. and in some portions of "the islands continues to be. "pot roast a la Fido. Many of them, still eat dog stew, but the majority" are be ginning to learn that there are numerous other foods vastly more palatable and satisfying. Even the Igorrote maiden knows that if she is to get and keep a husband she must know mod ern methods of conducting the modern home, which the men have acquired a liking for. So ltthappens that in the cooking classes are the youngest and prettiest and brightest of these future wires and mother. And even in their dress they herald the new day. The picturesque and fantastic costumes have been discarded for simple checked gingham frocks under all envelop ing white linen aprons. In sharp contrast to these cooking school girls are the young women who are studying in va rious other branches and clinging religiously to the gayly flowered skirts, tight at the hips, flow ing away to voluminous breadth and great trains at the feet, and surmounted by the queer little crisp cotton jackets, for all the world like badly cut kimonos and bunching up about the neck In an ungraceful fashion, always suggesting hump shoulders. To make beautiful laces and fine embroideries seems to be an almost natural art with the Fili pino girls, an inherent aptness resulting undoubt edly from the uncounted generations of lace mak ers before them. The strong, supple and deli cately slender brown fingers are steady as iron. The clear dark eyes are not tired by the intrl cate, tedious patterns which would mean wreck of nerves and vision of women less patient and tranquil minded. Lace making and embroidery were not intro duced by American teachers, but were brought to the islands centuries ago by the Spaniards According to Medina's history, needlecraft was taught in the convent schools as early as 1630, and Retana in the early eighteenth century wrote that "the girls easily imitate the laces and em broidery of Europe" and that they perform "sucb work fairly well in a little time." The foundation being laid, it was an opportu nity quickly seized by the American teachers, and while the instruction under convent teaching necessarily was restricted to a comparative! small number, It Is the hope of the instructors of these days that needlecraft speedily shall be come of ""universal knowledge among Filipino women. Also it is hoped that through their, apt ness for embroidery and lace making there may be opened up for them a steadily remunerative occupation. , ' In the nurse's training work also the idea has been to provide the young women with remunera tive work, but the beginnings in that line were in the face of stubborn -prejudice and opposition. The natives were extremely suspicious of doctors and hospitals and it was quite beyond compre hension that any young woman of modesty and good taste should be willing to undergo a nurse's experience. A campaign of enlightenment had to be car ried on before it was possible to establish nurs ing classes. But the readily adaptable Filipino, once convinced that the finest of young women became nurses among more advanced and ' en lightened .people, speedily abandoned her prej udice. The set of the wind is now as strongly in the opposite direction and the vocation of trained nurse has so caught popular fancy that the number of applicants each year Is far greater than the capacity of the training school. t In basketry and rug weaving another profitable fine' nas been opened for women, and by rare "good fortune it happens that the islands produce in lavish quantities all of the required materials, which with their commercial values unknown hitherto were permitted to rot in v the jungles. Still another line of income ia.from the preserv ing and canning of fruits for commerce, a line which at once makes income bearing previously wasted human energy as well as a vast fortune in unused fruits. " ' So summed up the training of the young Fili pino women means that when the Americans came to teach them the desire for a better meth od of living the new and strangely benevolent conqueror showed them at the same time how the desire might be gratified. . Etot? om from Seville. long rained u the home of the world's beat olives. Only tha pick of the crop is offered to roa under the Libby label. Sweet, Sour and Dm Pickles Nature's liuust, pot op Eke the borne made kind and all your trouble saved. This extra quality is true of all Ubbys Pickles and Con diments and there is real I f m"i in their os a. r Inmmt on J I I , TL Chicago, 4 SAYS GET BACK TO YOUTH Advice of Physical Director to Tired Business Men About to Take Va cation Worth Heeding. Business men about to start on their summer vacations are advised to read dime novels, smoke cornsilk cigarettes and act like "kids" again, by Dr. Louis R. Welismiller, physical director of the West Side Y. M. C. A. of New York. His prescription for the rejuvenation of business-worn members of the as sociation has been posted all over the association's building. . It reads : ''Forget your dignity, throw away your staidness, and be a kid again a wholesome, fun-loving, boisterous ' dime'-novel-reading kid during your vacation. Many jg you men, when. ybungsters'Ssed td ifeink It great fun to sneak out behind the barn7 with a, cigarette made of cornsilk and brown , wrapping paper. It won't hurt you to try the same thing again. You won't be able to smoke enough to hurt your self, and there's no danger of con tracting the cornsilk habit. "Dime novels make good summer reading. They are next to the Bible for vacation reading, but take the Bi ble .along, of course. Many great men read Nick Carter, Jesse James and like writings for relaxation. Most of you men have come to New York and have made good. Help yourselves to make good again next winter by be ing a boy on your vacation." T U O TUI.. j iiv -Jama i limy. Vincent Astor, at a dinner in New York, said of the French evening gowns that have ' caused so many shocked women to unite In protest: "I heard a story about one of these gowns. A headstrong girl had pur chased It in the Rue de la Palx with out her mother's knowledge, and she insisted on wearing lt,the evening it , came home, at Armenonville for din ner and at thn nnera afterwards for the Russian ballet. Her mother, how ever, protested. But the girl, in her. headstrong way, declared: " T'll wear that gown or nothing.' "With a shrug and a faint smile, her mother answered: " 'Well, it comes to about the same thing.' " Unchanged. Wife Everything is getting higher. Husband Oh, I don't knowJ There's your opinion of me and my opinion of you, and the neighbors' opinion of both of us. Crescent. .HIT THE SPOT. Postum Knocked Out Coffee Alls. There's a good deal of satisfaction and comfort in hitting upon the right thing to rid one of the varied and constant ailments caused by coffee drinking. "Ever since I can remember, writes an Ind. woman, "my father -has been a lover of his coffee, but the continued use of it so affected hia stomach that he could scarcely eat at times. "Mother had coffee-headache and dizziness, and if I drank coffee for breakfast I would taste it all day and usually go to bed with a headache. "One day father brought home a pkg. of Postum recommended by our 'grocer. Mother made It according to directions on the box and it just "hit the spot-" It has a dark, Beal-brown color, changing to golden brown when cream is added, and a snappy taste similar to mild, high-grade coffee, and we found that its continued use speed ily put an end to all our coffee ills. "That was at least ten years ago and Postum has, from that day to this, been a standing order of father's grocery bilL "When I married, my husband was a great coffee drinker, although he admitted that It hurt him. When I mentioned Postum he said he did not like the taste pf it, I told him I could make it taste all right. He smiled and said, try It. The result was a" success, he won't have any thing but Postum." "" V -- Name given 'by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. - Read- "The Road to Wellville," in pkgs. Postum now comes in two forms: Regular Postum must be well boiled 15c and 25o packages. Instant .Postum Is a soluble pow der. Made in . the cup with hot wa ter no boiling 30c and 50c tins. The cost per. cup of both kinds Is about the same. "There's a Reason" for Postum. sold by Grocers.