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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1915. 12 LOW RENT SOCIOY URGES TI ON UN INSTEAD OF. LM PHOTOPLAYS AND PHOTOPLAYERS By GARDNER MACK. ' THE BEST Photoplay J)epartment in WASHINGTON , New York Organization Says This Alone Will Help the Small Farmer and Tenant. FARM MORTGAGES USELESS' Letter to Senator Fletcher Cites Waste of Billions in Ground . Rent System. ; In a remarkable communication tj l Senator Fletcher of Florida, cha'r- man of the United Stales qomnussiun on co-operative land mortgage banks 'the Society to Lower Rents, and Re duce Taxes on Homus, with hea.i uuartera'ln New York, declares that the proposed system of land, mor- lfrage banks will oe utterly unoion t to The average tenant farmer of the .country and the man who wants to own n farm, unless the present tax system be changed. i The communication, which is sign id by Frederic C. Leubuxcher, rm 'president, and Benjamin" C. Marsh, ex ecutive secretary of the society, Is ex pected to attract notice In connection with the efforts to get rural credits i legislation this winter. Would Tax Land Valuqs. It Is a plea for transferring taxes from labor to. land values, as the only i means of really helping tenants an! I small farm owners. It Is pointed out that values of farm lanJs are, swell i Ing rapidly, at an enormous rate, and that reducing Mntcrest rates on land mortgages, under present tax meth I ods. will Increase the" selling price of land and not help tho tonant and small , farmer or man who Is trying to get a farm. The letter follows- ' "Dear Mr. Senator-: Tho commend able effort of the president and ot your commission to better tho financial and economic status of the farmers deserves heartiest support. "Is It conceivable, however, that farmers themselves will secure any real benefit from nyramldlne specula tive land prices and their debt burdens which would be tho Inevitable result of reducing Interest rates to farmers, under our present system of taxation? "The United States census gives the following facts for 1910: Tho value of farm lands was $28,475,674,169, an In crease fn the decade of J15.417.666.174, or 1181 per cent: the value of farm build ings was 16.325.451.528. an Increase In the decade of $2,76812.032, or 77.8 per cent: the value of Implements and machinery was $1,265.149,783. " an Increase In the ncado of $515,373,813. or 68.7 per cent: the value of live stock was. $4,925,173,610. an Increase In the decade of $1,849,695,907, or 60.1 per cent. Billion Dead Waste. "The net ground rent at 5 per cent on the Increase In land values during the decade was. In 1910, $770,883,308, while In terest at 6 per cent on the Increase would amount to $925,039,970, a total of $1,693,943,279, This sum, nearly one and 'three-quarters of a billion dollars, And only $250,000,000 less than the value of the corn and wheat crops of that year. Is tip annual dead waste In the cost of Sgrlcultural production, due to our stupid system of taxation, which al most forces speculative land prices, while putting a heavy burden of taxa tion on all producers. "Land mortgage banks will help the average tenant farmer and would-be farm owner, under our present tax sys tem about as much as sticking a feath er In a rushing mountain torrent would stop trie water. "In 1910, there were 3,354,897 farms op erated by owners owning the entire farm. The value of the land of these farms was only $13.441.S34,689. "There were 1.006,605 farms operated by part owners, managers, und tenants, .the land of which was worth $16,033, 839,480. The farms directly operated by tenants numbered 2,354,676. and the land thereof was worth $9.4M,6.1,76. "The present decade's speculation in farm lands would load an annual waste of fouc billions on the country's pro ducers. "The folly of attempting to meet the desperate situation of the tenant farm ers and small farm owners, shown in the report of the United States Com mission on Industrial Relations, by land mortgage banks Is even more apparent when we look ahead four yearn to 1920. Burden On Consumers. "If the value of farm lantls Increases ns rapidly during the present decade ns during the past, the Increase will he $33,601,295,519. Five per ccnt-ground rent on this enormous sum over ote ixth of our national wealth In is.: js lj,6SO,064,7i6, Six per cent intert on this lncrcuso U $2,01b,u77,75l a total of n,696,14.5i7. This is tliico-auartera of the total governmental clfibt of the i ountry. Approximately th's sum muat l.e paid dlroctly, or Indirectly befota farm producers get any prollt, nnd th a charge must bo paid by the consumers. "Tho total inortgtge indebtedness Un TU0) of 1.006,511 farm owners Including . thoBe who rent additional land, nvus ithe consus reports) $l,7:M,17'J51, or tibout one-twentieth of tho additional dead loss dbt of producers to land rperulutora Involved In tho probafcla j-peculatlve Increase In land values dur ing the present decade. Reduclpg ! itest rates will increase the selling j rloo of land, so lonir as 'and values .r rfflitlv taxed as now. 'In View OI me w'l'fvuem iucih bc foitli Hbove, we respect fully suggest I'mt any 1)111 establishing land mortg:.g 1 anKa should follow tho principle of 1ic Smith-I.evcr bill fin- ugr.ctiltural xtension work. It should provide thit . ulr-r.il aid. through lunu mortgage i .inks will be extended only to those stntos which abolish taxes upon riii j lavements nnd all products of laooi. ml sp-iiio revenue for local and Statu iiupnsiM bv taxing land value. You and nil members of your Com illusion, as well ns the Piesldent. know tills transfer of taxes from lubor to land v allies will bpnellf all small farm own ..a f.n.i ion mts. Ilia value of whose lm- 1 roveinents U nt'Veral times us much as Hie bare site value of tho'r liirins. It i nlso tho nnl effective means to break i p the moiiopolv of farm land In our . ountrv where onlvl vr cent ot tho . mi ucieage la In farms of less than twenty nores. nnd nearly one-fifth Is In inrmH of 1.000 to 1ifiO.flOO acres. "It alono will Insure to real fanners the benefit of land mortgage banks, eh rural co-operation and cicdlt sys- ''Trie untaxing of tho products or labor Is endorsed by the progress've iranges of tho country. The Washing ion State Grange, at Its convention in .time, adopted tno rouowing resolution. " That we go on record as. favoring the adoption of a system o taxation whereby personal property and all Im provements would be exempt, and the burden be borne entirely by land 'This principle has been recommended b) the T nlted States Comm sslon on lu ll 'rtrlal Relations. It Is the now leg) i.'l step In hclplnc farmers and should jrrtede the establishment of Isnd mort fas banks ' Mil .i , , , , IliPM vsssB ?:M?IKMmmMmMzMzL 'HHIIIIIH lllSiiI& WMb& ' Jaasal PSpS?..-- Ti Y.vZmZMfPiy rzj3mBTz&w2m-4 4KaaaaaaaaiEaaaaaaail law .BN8toe HbM FRANK MAYO, Son of famous actor and photoplayer, who plays leading rnlc in "The Red Circle," the first chapter of the story of which is published in The Times today. The New Adventure of J. Rufus Wallingford Read It Here Now Then See It in Moving Pictures All I and red-faced Ben Jcssup and all the other Idlers In the village, quit their re- . ., ... i c i'.ii spcctive occupations in a hvrry. oven lionunueu " .a.-,., to tne anCent nnd honorable one of (Copyright, 1915. by The Star Co foreign nguu "a..i "Toad" help- ou ll "If you want to dig," "Toad" ii infni.mi.il him. "I reckon need this here pick. Le' me dig some "iTi , n,i.ti I'm a cooJ digger.' "Come right on, Speckles,; Wal lingford Invited heartily: "Well dig togethet, ar.a. laumt. w i.-. -! began with a will. ,.. Wallingford. however, being rather heavy for this sort of work, and somewhat short of breath, was very much relieved when Jonas bqulbbhi came at last and gazed Into the Incip ient ditch, with wrinkles of cupidity corrugating his nose and almost clos- "'Wliat6 are you dlggln'?" he Je- ""A hole," returned Wallingford calm ly, spitting on his hands and taking fresh grip on the pickax. m "I'll have to have damages for that, Jonas quickly decided. ., ..mi r rnv fur it." declared Walling ford. "The rent of this ground was included In the twenty dollirs 1 gavo you You I'll sue That didn't include lnjurln my prop erty," Jonas severely i-'iu have to pay damages, or else y"Sue and be jiggered- answered Wallingford. turning vigorously to his work again; then he sudden y si rwui ened up In an apparent Hash of anger. "WhaVIl you take for, your old field? h"wlnedi been holdln' that site back for a town hall, when the town grows un to It." Jonas declared. "The wooden plank with your name on loafing, to secure that unprecedented $2 a day. Kven Hen Ilant appeared with his crowbar and pick and spado, but It transpired that Jonas Squlbble was merely subletting htm. and making $5 a week profit from his labor, a fact which completed tho dire work of mak ing a thorough anarchist of Hen. He would have spent most of his time In expounding his reactionary views to his fellow-workmen had It not been for the nctlvitv of the foreman. "Toad" Jessup was on the Job from the first stroke of the pick In the morning until the echo of the last clank of the crowbar had died nwav at night, nnd he was con tinuously at the side of every Individual man of the near a score employed, giv ing his slow-moving and listless "Paw" the same attention as any other care less workman who needed driving. He knew exactly how everything should be done, and he had no hesltancv whatso ever In Imparting Information. He drew $2.50 a day. and he was worth everv cent of tho money. It was the keenest delight Blackie Day Rnew to watch him. Men were excavating the slabs of crumbly blue rock with as much tender caro as If the had been rocs eggs, and laving them gentlv upon beds of straw wlipro Dnn Calvin, the vlllasre carpenter. with the phenomenal assortment of glass-eves one for each day In the n.-'pk measured each slab, and made an Individual box for lt. Into which box other careful hands bedded the slab In straw, arid nailed it firmly In. Not one Rtone was pneked. however, until Wal llncford' himself, grave nnd preoccupied. and as prosperous looking as the dla- Ruth Roland Thinks Flowers Are the Real Symbols of Happiness The selection of actresses for cer tain kinds of parts la one of tho difficult things that are sot bo fofo photoplay directors where so much depends on the ability of the artist to visualize the character. One .cannot select bad men to play th.o parts of bad men or bad women to play bad women's pdrts In the va rious kinds of dramas. Many well known producers claim that It Is necessary for the actor or actress to live the part, In the ability of tho hardwork ing conscientious men and women or the stage and the photoplay to realize tho unpleasant character istics of some of the people they portray, however, lies their art It would be difficult, lor instance, to Imagine a young woman of Iluth Itoland's sunny, optimistic disposi tion in the part of June Travis In "The Red Circle." The readers of The Times who have read tho first Installment of Albert I'ayson Terhune's story In this paper today, must prepare themselves for a very well played drama, however, when they see Miss Roland next week In the heroine's role. Her capacity for realising the many lights and shades In the development of June Travis Is what secured her the part. Miss Roland made her debut as an actress when she was four years old and has been constantly on 'the stage almost thirteen years. She played "Llttlo Lord Fauntleroy" when sho was six years old, and at that time 'attracted tho attention of David Belasco. who said sho was ono of tho best child actresses he had ever seen. When sho was oloven she temporarily retired from the stage to go to school, but she returned be- fore she was sixteen and has been aotlvely engaged cter since. Four years ago she was ""found" In a stock company by the Kalcm Company, and with that concern be gan her career as a motion picture actress. A year ago she entered tho service' of the Balboa Company, and appeared In a series of allegorical dramas under the general title of "Who Pays?" which attracted at tention to her as an actress of seri ous roles. When Albert Payson Terhune's story, "The Red Clrclo," was made Into a photoplay. Miss Roland was really the only person considered by. the Balboa and Pathe directors In connection with the dif ficult part of June Travis. Personally Miss Roland Is a young woman of very sunny disposition. Her greatest delight Is to be among flowers California flowers. As she writes In a recent Issue of tho Mo tion Picture Magazine: " 'What do I like best?' answered Impulsively, It would be 'flowers,' but. on second thought, I would nay: 'Riding In my car among the flow ersthe flowers of California.' "If Van Dyke's boy, In his search for the Blue Flower of Happiness, had wandered through the fields of California. I am sure he would have found both his wonderful Blue Flow er and the Happiness ho sought. "Surely the flowers of California are symbols of happiness, as are tho blue skies and the wonderful, shin ing sun. Both of them, in my work, hold for me a charm undying. What could be more Inviting, more inspir ing than to start out early on a' glorious morning with a radiant sun beaming down upon you nnd all na ture shedding its benediction on you and your efforts? "Environment Is recognized as an asset to work, whether- It mar or make It, and truly one cannot but do his or her best work In that environ ment of wondrous beautv. Some one has called flowers 'Smiles of God,' and I love that name best for them. "Van Dyke's 'God of the Open Air' and his collection of stories un der th title? 'The Blue Flower,' are bits that I admire. Also I read Service's poems. For more serious moments I enjoy Emerson's essays, which all combine with the great heart of nature to give the philos ophy of life which. If followed, can not but help bring true happiness a freedom from narrowness of mind and a serenity of spirit." ' G. M. ntiiinr riii' Rtmiupntidt jsrmi iuiiif utttla n aBDtoxttoettlil flltttn ItWldfidl neanaetrMin IHm VnlitA Ktnin. rrarvta.nrtatBriSein.atvthAtrioit.AutiraUdandBcan-l amatta, tn four lonouaget. Metropolitan r not comronta vw onn, nni ws or ptrmviio to vuoitin wni tnuntattl lirmm in tn in.jrr, im thtrtfortt aiJterHrtnt raft. ry,WTBlUtATIOtrAtt BIBL$BmpBNTSASoaTATTONl The Overthrow of Satan's Empire DARK MISCONCEPTIONS CLEARED AWAY. Satan Not Stoking Fires, But a Great Prince What the Bible Declares of Him He Fell From Being an Angel of Light Pride and Ambition Led Him to Rebellion Against God Why God Has So Long Permitted "Him Without Authorizing His Reign The Nature of His Rule Its Object How It Will End His Dethronement Foretold at the Inauguration of Messiah's Kingdom. ST. IvOUIB, Mo., Die, 12, Pator Ku sell appearance at the Caalno today brought to a climax his great "Photo Drama of CroMlon," exhibited to approxi mately twenty-tjvn thoiuand people In the Coliseum duniitf tho put week. Our city has been greatly stirred to new and better views ot tne Dlble by thli sreat Drama of four prt. each two hours' long. It bad a run ot ume three month here in the Victoria Theatre, a year ago, and many or tnon attending during tne past weeK witneeted It then, and enthuilaitlcally declared that Its wonderful lectures and beautiful pic ture surpassed any other entertainment a repocta Instruction In Hclence, Phlloeo- pny, nna itellglon, from tne Blole viewpoint. We undentand that In Chicago the Drama hahad a run of nearly a vear, and I attll showing at the Metropolitan Auditorium. Mn New York City Temple. W. 6Ird Bt., near IlroaJway. the home of the Drama, It ha had astrun of more than a year, and lately lias been (bowing In Germ., SwedUh, Ital ian and Polish. Announcement hi Deen made that the Drama will reopen tn Eng lish, bvirlnnlng, next Sunday afternoon. continuing every week night Indefinitely. I'aiior uuitens lilaMllallS5' aaaaaaaaPwalBaaaaH aaaaaaaaaU'laaaaaH aaaaaaaaan',&Baaaafl BBBBBBBBsVVvl' BBBBBBBB ttuuuci, .....- - ,u i nnii nR nrosDeroi It will be rotira aowu "'""ti..": ' .wl Kr.tl, t n 1wlnrn' fair, hud weeds before that happens, w'un-,: I mtal!Urea ,t anU COrnnuted its weight. ford souriy mm ? ,,r ' i and examined it for flaws, ana tcstca its nuallty bv scraping a previous edge of it with his pocket knife and study ing tho scrapings solemnly under a pocket magnifying glnss. (Continued Tomorrow.) :": i - rinllnrn fnr the field." "I or't to have two hundred and twenty-live." he declared, with seeming ro luctance. d WaUlnBford. "here's your 'two hundred and twenty- five dol ara. ana imm u ",-""",: e produced tho money and thrust It upon the pstounded Squlbble. 'An' now." wild "" tr,,'nn,l.aJ,,l!K: nattlng his leather monoy-puuen . . SSW to make sure tin., ,t was s sate, "you limy ; ran'Ureturned0Va...ngford with ........ .-1,7 ni, '! ilon't coie to dig a rkri W the ny. Mi. lului'le. CRANDALL'S are you olng over past the postoniio. Ra, ,, Kclardj paying the roles of i miBht." replied Jonas cautiously fnthPr an.. 80n ln tho Fox FUm Com- "Thon kindly mail this letter tor inc. , r,any. production .of "Her Mother's will you?" "and Walllngfoid handed n i secret." gives a totally different char- a stamped, addressed, aim suuni .i- acterizatlon in each part In a rather velone "Now. soniu-. ho said to j nualla entertainment at Crandalra to-To-id " "ect me a cat pernor, u loml i (Jay Tne iatner Rg played by Mr. Kel- nf Htrnw. and all tne men av 3 crowbars, plckaxos. ind spades. and who unwilling to Nsork for two This Week's Photoplays "remit." inrt Smmedl- flnllnrn 1L llllV. VAautr " Hfltll atoly t'ocame a cloud of dust, .lonas turnod' .way w't I. MXru- ford's letter, ami m i " , ,' IV ' Inscrlntlon. It was addressed to the interna ?"nal I-lttoRrnpli 3tone orn iVi nv lonas In deep thought, which 'wi'rafHly boeomnL- nWntiil. slowly w fkod half wv hcioss to tho stciro. which was ills-, tho poHtofflcc. then tinned and came back. "Ujoklt horn." ho charged In a si'H don panic, 'you dug that 1. ojo on n purpose to make me think you y,aa u-l.uyins that proKrty Jos' t.ccaufe you woh man. . ,., Qai,i Away 35 Years, Believed Dead, Then Comes Back CONNOrtSVIIi'LE, Tnd.. Doc. Ti. Jacob De Haven, seventy-five, long be lieved dead by relatives here, has Just returned to Connorsville after an ab sence of thlrty-ftve years. When he appeared at the door of his nephew, Samuel Do Haven, the family did not recognlxoNilm. De Haven, once a prosperous farmer of this community, sold his placo one day and departed without saying a word to any one. It was reported that he was killed by bandits ln tho West. He says that he followed the sea and spent several years In tho Orient and south seas. n.tf d.-iro !iou inspect mc Wallingford, mulling. , . mv "You oomo line a-purposo to buv my stonn Hold!" Jonns further c'larged. with a sinking feeling In the pit of his ,t"P'MC,Vnake rto admissions." stated Wallingford. Ktltfcnlng "What do you want o' my he'd, anj how?" Jonas demanded, now suio t?al he had been swindled. Thnt's my affair, sir." announced Wallingford crisply "Moreover, I can t waste time tnlitlng auout :t. lyp .i great deal Jf won to no m niiui--vllle. and veiy llttlo time in which to do It I'll tuke that letter If you please.' and rescuing it from Jonan' nerveless lingers, he walked across to the post office and mailed his request for a catn- logue. "Jimmy," stld Blackie wntchlng the retreating le ' of "Toad" with vast acl mlratl in, """ you don't make that kid foreman of the works, at regular fore man's pnv. I'll never draw up nnotner legal documeui for you." IV Iteforo noon Kaiiiubloilllo was tho bUFlest town on the map Tho black amltli the coodci and even the pro- I prletor bf the Auditorium Hotel, to sav nothing oi paic-eycu unu paic-naii-ou lard. Is a cold, calculating business man without a spark of human reeling. Tne son. on the,. other hand, Is a warm hearted. Impulsive youth who Is started wrong. Mr. Kellard ib a popular flguiTa In Wash ington because of his service hero as leading man with a stock company headed, by Charlotte Walker some years ngo. This Is his first local appearance In photoplays. "Her Mother's Secret" will bo seen again tomorrow and Wed nesday. Mile. Diane, a French actress new to Amerloa will be tho leading woman of the Hhubert production, "The Siren's Song," which comes to Crandall's Thursday and Friday. Charles Trow bridge, last seen hero In the stago pro duction of "Daddy Longlegs," Is the loadlnir man of the niece. Saturday A. IT Vin rtnron nml Theda Bara will Ingaln be seen In tho Fox company's nlm production or me uaney oiave. TODAY'S BEST FILMS By GARDNER MACK. I.P.Anvn. The old story of being too much of a'. "good fellow," Is the basis or tno mm drama. 'The Warning," In which the Kqultable Company presents Henry Koiker at tho Leader today. Mr. Kol ker Is well known and well liked In U'nnhlnetnn ns n staKe star and has acquired equal popularity as a photo player. "The Warning" has been given en excellent setting and a strong cast The play will bo repeated tomorrow ana Wednesday. .... ... .. .. Thursday Mary Plckford will be the star of the program In a film adaptation nt Vrnnres Hodeeson's Burnetts story nnd play, "Esmeralda." On Friday and Saturday the principal attraction win do Marguerite Clark In the oddly construct ed drama. "Heleno of the North." This play deals with the adventure of n, young woman In tho woods ,of Canada and tho pictures Illustrate a story she Is telling a week-end party at a big English country house. Tho manner In which tne play naa peon prouuceo is novel nnd tho settings are unusually effective. "The Battlefldlds of France." with lectuies bv the Baron H. S. de Malausscne and Dr. Joshua Will iams, of Paris, the Belasco Thea ter, Lafayette square. Marguerite Clark. In "Wlldflower" (Famous Players). Loew'a Colum bia. Twelfth and F streets. Ralph Kellard. In "Her Mother's Secret" (Fox Film Company), i minimi a, iMinui ai)u & streets, Henry Koiker. ln "Tho Warning" (Equitable), tho Leader, Ninth be tween K and F streets. William S. Hart, in "The Disciple." and Chester Conklln. In "Savotl by Wireless" (Triangle Films), the Garden, 423 Ninth street. Mary Miles Mlntcr. In "Barbara. Frletchle," adapted from the poem bv John Greenleaf Whittles (Metro Pictures), the Strand, Ninth and D streets. Blllle Ritchie and Louise Orth. In "Silk Hose and High Pressure" (L-Ko), tho Georgia. 3122 Georgia avenue. Arnold Daly and Louise Butter. In "The Menace of the Mute" (Pathe). tho Olympic. 1431 U streef. Lcnore Vlrlch, ln "Kllmeny" (Mo rbsco), Crandall's Apollo, 624 II street northeast. ' tonic of today. "TUB OVERTHHOW OP SATAN'S EMPIRE." wn a tilting conclusion to the Drama here, emphalslng some of the leon In the Drama. He said In part: lxng ha the world been taught the fable that Satan I In some far-ofl and unknown place rolled Hell. iKoklng fires and causing untenable nmriMh to million ot our racei Rut the nible tells no such fable. It repre- rents Satan as a great and powerful spirit be ing "the Prince of this world." (John 11:J0.) Acaln, It utiles him the ruler, or god, or this world, "who now worketh In the heart or the children of disobedience." (S Corin thians 4:4; Ephealans 2:2.) He ha a great spiritual empire amongst men. which con trols through Ignorance, superstition, and fear the vast majority of the human family. The Dlble declares Satan to be the great expert In deceiving the people making dark ness appear to be light, falsehood appear to ba truth, and truth appear to be falsehood. It declares that God ha permitted Satan thus to rule a a prince, but that He never authorized him that Satan's power 1 pure ly usurpation, based upon deception. It tell why God has permitted him to usurp au thority, what object will be served eventu ally by the permission of evil, how Satan shall be restrained, or bound, during the thousand yein of Messiah's rlnrlou King dom, and that eventually he will be utterly destroyed arinlhllated. Revelation JO:!,. SATAN OniGINALLT A GLORIOUS ANGEL. The Ulblo story la that Satan was created peciect, that he waa originally an angel of ery high rank, named Lucifer, which slgnlliea bright, glorious. Intelligent, lie was the first of God's creatures to rebel against the Divine arrangement. Pride and ambition beclouded his wisdom, lie desired to liecome a king, an autocrat. In some lealin of bis own, which apparently ne landed that ho ciuld rule more wisely than could Jehovah. Ueholdlng the newly createa Adam and Kve with procreatlve powers and with authority from Ood to nil the earth I with glorious perfect human beings, Satan concluded that he would never have a better opportunity than this for establishing nun self as a great king. If he could alienate man from the Creator, he would soon have an emulre of his own. He succeeded In tempting Adam to disloyalty, disobedience to God, and thus barred him from Divine favor Ilut later he found that God'a pro nouncement, "The wage of sin Is death," was no Idle threat, and that all of his sub ject were dying. (Romans :.) The blight ot sin was upon hi kingdom, and the only way hecould maintain It at all was througn contlnualsdeceptlon. Ills next move was to establish a new race, Infused with fresh blood. The tact that God had not punished Satan's disloyal ty was, no doubt, a surprise to all the holy angels It appeared aa though Satan was too powerful for God to punish him. Hence. when Satan presented the proposition that tho angels should materialize aa men and beget human children of the human mothers of the race, a considerable number of the angels deflected, and participated In tne proposition. As the Bible declares, "tney left their own estate." or condition. Tne Blole tells us that the result of this un authorized union waa a new race, physically giants, "men of renown" Intellectually strong, nut morauy pervertea. rne record further Is that thla new rare "filled the earth with violence," dominating, enslaving, mistreating humanity. Genesis 6:1. WHAT THE DELUOB ACCOMPLISHED, i'oreidiowiiig inesd .onduibas, iiou had ar runiu lur a titiiuge; tor mankind had ue loiitu so lou-upi under uiee evil lnnuences mat a cuunuuuiicu ut these conditions could no longer io beneuclal. Tne entire race, ciceui .xiaii ismiiy ot elgui persons, were uiowneu in tne Deluge. iot a word In the uiuie lells that tnuse people went to eternal vuiiure; out everycnlng in it teacnes that uiey uieu lost lue entirely. If ill because uuu purposes tnelr eventual deliverance Horn doatn dnrin the thousand year of Ciirlst a nelgn, llmreloie tne lllble teacnes mat tney ten asleep in ueath, not to be uva!tenei until atiir tne Millennial onwa Mim the establishment ot rignieousnes in tut earth. I'nen tney are to tome I orth, not all at once, but "eery man hi bis uwn order." John 6:SS.; 1 Corinthians U.rJ. ' St. Peter and St. Jude Inform us that from the time of the Deluge baton and the other angels of .lower order, who were misled by him Into tne misuse of their powers, were "put under cnalna ot darkness until the Judg ment of the great Day now at hand." 12 l'eter 2.4; Jude This signifies their re straint, their hindrance from materialising, tilnce then, their dealing with mankind has not been open, as belore. but In darkness, ln deception, etc. Satan Is called the Prince of Darkness, of evil, of sin, of error. Jean styles him the father of lies; and because It was throuith his misrepresentations that ! Adam and his race came under the Divine sentence or ueatn, inereiore jesus cans ouian "a murderer from the beginning." John :. For approximately four thousand years this mighty,' wicked spiritual prince has not only been the pnnco ot demons, rne angeis wno sinned," but also, by deception, the god or ruler of humanity. HI rule of darknea ha not been an open one, which the race would resent, but a reign through deception and through the wickedness of humanity "children of disobedience" the masse of humanity. Epheslans 2:2; 2 Corinthian 4;4, The work of Satan and his demon hosts Is manifest amongst the heathen people. A Bt. Paul declares, these are so deceived that they really worship the demons Instead of Ood-lgnorantly. (Act 17:23.) The demon ology by which they have been deceived ha operated through 'dreams, visions, and spirit mediums. In every heathen nation. rimtSTENDOM 18 SATAN'S TRIUMPH. When God entered Into a Covenant with the Israelite at Mount Binal. His Law forbade them to have anything to do with these evil N Ate these selections are made from programs prepared toy the managers of the theaters concerned, and no responsibility Is assumed (or arbitrary changes without notice to The Times. They are based on the personality of the players and the producing company and not per ppnal Inspection, except In special cases. 3. M. spirits, Whose communication were through necromancer, wizards, etc. (Deuteronomy 18:9-12.) The Divine command wa that no uch agent ot tne isvii cms were m we jw -mltted to live ln the land of Israel. Out by putting darkness Instead of light, Satan brought many of the Israelite under the In fluence of hi error. o that ln the day of Jesu one of HI most prominent work waa that of casting out demon irom inoee bu had come Into so close contact with the evil spirit that they were possessed by demon. The ame wa true of the Apostle, who also cast out demon. A notable lntance was that of a maid that brought her master much gain through soothsaying fortune teuing. m. Paul commanded the evil spirit to come out of her; and forthwith Per power to foretell event, etc., was at an end. Act 18:1. The teaching of Jesus and the Apostle brought a great light Into the world and established new standard, In proportion .is their teaching were received. The Dlble tell us that a the darkness hates the ngnt, so those who are under the Influence, of Satan' falsehoods hate the true Message ot Ijou, promulgated by jcsus and tils luiiowet. Mucn of tne persecution ot the children of. tne light must ue ascrioed to oalan ana bt hosts, as we read, "ihe Devil snail cast tunny ot you into prison;" etc. lltevelauou z:iv.j 'inroughout toe eighteen hundred year ot tnl Uospci Age mere has been a wuriam oetWfeen thu iiirhi. ojiu inn uarkn:ss. between Milan's taUe teachings, insidiously Ingrafted Into men' minus, aiiu tno teacoing of the crd and His peopm, who received these Into good and honest hearts. Pride and am uition were stirred up in the Cnurcn; aud ti:oe who should have been humble lollowers ot Jesu were misled into pomposity, with a form of godliness, but uenlng it power. About -cho year bA.li, uio ulsnopa of the Church, miaied by batan, proclaimed them selves to be successors to Hie Apostle In power and Divine authority; whereas the olble declare that there were only "Twelve Apostle ot the Lamb." (UeveUuon 21:14.) ve see clearly that the Church lias their testi mony In the Dlble a luily tooay a ever; and, a St. Paul, who took the place of Judas, declares, 'ihe Word of Uod Is suf ficient, that the man of clod may be thor oughly lumlsbed. (2 Timothy 3:17.) The de luded uisnops, claiming Divine auinoniy. made many changes Irom the .caching ot the Dlble. claiming that they IndlvloJally had the same Inspiration as the Apostles. They additionally fortified their position by holding Apostolic Councils, and through these making creeds, which for more than twelve. hundred years entirely supplanted the Dlble. Ihe nrst of these creeds claimed to be a simplification of the Dlble atory. making Dlble study unnecessary. The Nlcene Creed .was mad ln the year !2S A. D at the Coun cil of Nice, attended by tbreo hundred und eighty-four Dlshops. at the invitation of Em peror Constantlne, who paid their expenses. According to bis promise, be backed up this creed, made at hi suggestion and ln har mony with his assurances. Hundreds of thousands of the heathen forthwith flocked into th Christian churches, with practically no knowledge of God or of the Bible. Con sidering It impossible to immerse these multi tudes, the Bishops' sprinkled them, claiming full authority for their action; and the heathen following of the Emperor are said to have been baptized by the dipping ef boughs and branches of trees Into water and th mrtnlillnr Af It unnn Ihnm tn masse! For more than twelve centuries anybody found ln Dossesslon of the Dlble. or study lng It, was suspected ot heresy and liable to persecution; for why should they study th Rlble when the EmDeror and the so- called Apostolic Bishops had declared the Nlcene Creed to be a condensation of the Bible, and all that was necessary to he believed? During those twelve centuries ln which the professed followers, of Jesu were without the guidance ot the Bible, the pro teased Bishop-Apostles met from time to time and made new creeds containing fresh error the ery error which bave troubled the whole world ever since, atjd which are till troubling us and confusing us. The Bible, speaking of the influence of these false doctrines of the civilized world, declared that all nations were "made drunk by the wine" of false doctrine. Reela tlon 17:2.1 Gradually we are getting over the drunken stupor of error which baa so beclouded our faculties that they led us to think of our Almighty Friend nnd Cre atorthe Gd of all grace, the Father nf Mercies, from whom cometh down every good and perfect girt to tninx ot mm as a great drvll. who from the beginning has plotted knowingly and Intelligently for tne creation of the race, nearly all of whom were to spend an eternity in torture. SATAN HAMPERED REFORMATION. Any one familiar with history realizes that both Catholics and Protestants are truer and nobler men and teachers since the Reformation time than they were be fore. We are not blaming humanity ror the reign of darkness. We are cnargiruc the matter to our great adversary. Jatan, as the Dlble doe, ll has ever been nis custom to pose as an angel of llgflt a leader to defend tne Truth and to rpread knowledge; whereas ln reality he has al ways persistently continued to be the ene my and adversary ot God seeking to thwart ever- feature of the Divine Plan. Mo doubt at many times be has thought him self successful, not catching the spirit of the Divine Program or realizing that God Is able to make all of his macninatlons to work out eventually tor rood. When ln the Sixteenth Century the light ot the Reformation began to breaK, the people began to look past the Bishops and to Inquire what Jesus and the Apostles had aald. They wanted the Bible. Hut for n time the Bishop stood ln their way. It was In the year 15M A. D.. exactly twelve centuries after the making or tne Hrst creed, that Professor Tyndale, a godly man and a scholar, translated the New Testament into Eugllsn and sought to give it to the British people. Although print ing and paper had been Invented, he could not have hi work published In Great Brit ain; for the power or the Bishop was too strong. No printer dared to oflena tncm. Proteisor lyndale finally succeeded In hav ing his work printed on German presses ln the city ot Worms, and then imported those iew Testaments Into London, They ap peared in the shop windows, and the people rejoiced. But the masse tound themselves unable to reao; tor equcaiion was uniy amongst, the favored few. They started to bave lllble readings to hire acholariy persona read to them. But the Bishops, learning or ih,u thinss. bouiiht un the entire edition of Tyndale's New Testament aud publicly burned the books In front of St. Paul' Ca thedral, In London Protestant Bishops of the Church df England. They reasoned that If the people got back to the Bible, they would Ignore the creeds and those who had made the creeds; and that thus the Bishops' honor and Influence would be lost. They foresaw, also that all the creeds would be challenged by Blbio authority; and that their own Apos tolic claims also would be challenged by the words of Jesus, who declare that those who do so claim "do lie." Revelation 2:2. But the Lord's time came for the Bible to return gradually to It proper place. The Bishops fodnd that the people were murmur ing against their course; and In forty year the murmuring reached uch a height that the Bishops found It wiser to bring out a Bible translation. They called ll the Blah op' Bible, In order that they might draw back to themselves tho favor or the people, and thu offset their previous lllble burning. But they warned the people that In reading the Bible they must Interpret It by ihe creed which the Bishops bad'trtad durln the preceding twelve icniune; that jthcr wis they would be Heretic and tuner ! nal torment. The matter worked well. Then the Caib. ollc said. "Why cannot w rimllarly givu the people the Bible, and yet hold them tljivn to creedal Interpretation of H7" Su tney prepared at Douay College. France, the Douay Bible, and gave it to the cainoll- s, with similar warning that there wa great danger in reading It, and that whoever In terpreted It otherwise than by the creeds would be heretics and could not even cut oft with legatory, but would go down fJ eternal torture, ' In addition to these handicaps, we must remember that all the reformers who really appreciated ine wioie naa weir minus warped and twisted by twelve centuries ot 'human misrepresentation of the Divine character and Plan, under the malevolent Influence of "the prince of this world." Ilemsj. al though the translations of the Bible are generally good, they are Interspersed here and there with the mental coloring of the trans, latora. Nor can we wonder at this. Twelve centuries of error and .darkness niut greatly wTCiuuu me mina ana require lime to be dislodged. SECT FOLLOWED SECT, BEEKINO'lIOUT, ,Again Satan sought to block the path of Christian progress from darkness to tight by encouraging sectarianism. Yet each Sect " re"' seeking more light; and Batan. th Prince of Darkness, succeeded In leading aome this way and sortie that way, and In perpetuating and to some extent Increasing the confusion of doctrines, until today the vast majority ot even these who profess full consecration to God are perplexed, bewil dered. The fire of Higher Criticism- and of evolutionary theories emanating from the college is burning un the faj faith of many, as Bt. Paul foretold would be the case with those who built their faith with the wood, hay and stubble of human tradi tion, and who did not sufficiently search out and build with th gold, sliver and precious sionea oi isivine iruin. 1 cjorintaians 3:12. The eminent Cardinal Newman expressed the sentiment of all honest ChriMn. in v.i. hymn, which has met with such general favor everywnere. in It ne ey: "Lead. Kindly Light. Amidst the encircling gloom, Lead Thou me on. T'he night 1 dark and I am far from home: Lead Thou me on." Like the Cardinal, all Christian people ate coming to realize that they bave teen in an encircling gloom; ana that somenow or other, error, taise doctrine, ha been the cause of that gloom. AH Christian a well as the Cardinal realize the need of a Divine Light, to guide the people of God. They realize that they are still in the dark night, and that the Morning of Divine blessing has not yet burst In upon the people ot the world. Thank God, however, it i breaking now. We are ln the dawn ot the glorious Millennial Kingdom. soon the Sun of Righteousness will arise with healing ln HI beam. (Malackl 4:2.1 Soon Satan will be bound for a thousand years, to deceive mankind no longer. (Iter elation 20:2.) And then, a little later, ac cording to the Word of the Lord, Batan and all those who will then Intelligently sympathize with hi wrong course, and mi refuse obedience to God under the blessed Influence ot Messiah's Kingdom, will be -destroyed In the tire, the Judgment, whlcn will come down from heaven tho Second Death, from which there will be no redemp tion, no recovery. (Revelation 20:9.) of these. St. Peter declares that they ahalt perish like natural brute beast; and St. Paul ay that they shall be punished with everlasting destruction. 2 Peter 2:12; 2 Thessalonian 1:1J. r Although Catholics, Presbyterians, MU- oaisia. Baptists. Dutnerans all admit, an doe the Cardinal, that they are encircled tn the gloom and the darkness of the night everywnere aDoui, nevertheless racn con soles himself with the thought that It Is ne more dark or gloomy wltrpblm than witi those of other sects. Evidently this is the truth. But the difficulty has been mat although here are many sects, parties and divisions amongst the people of God, mere Is no more authority In the Bible for one of these. sects than for another. The only unurch of the Bible la the Church or the First-borns, whose names are. "written in Heaven." "in the Lamb' Book of Lite." Hebrews 12:23; Revelation 21:27. The course which God's people should have pursued would have been to Keep free from any sectarian' bondage and to con tinue to walk ln the Light of the Tnitn, Instead ot binding themselves with human creed and staking their minds back to the teachings ot Luther, Calvin, Wesley, and others. It Is not too late to step out from all human bondage and to obey the com mand of the Lord's Word, which 'say that we are to walk in the light, not to sit ln sectarian darkness. The Bible tell us that "the path of the Just 1 as the shining light that ahlneth more and more unto.. the per fect Day." (Proverbs 4:18.) We are now In the beginning ot that perfect Day: and all who are walking In the light, and are free from bondage, are receiving blessing from the Lord; for it I "due time," 1 Timothy 2:6. It Is safe to say that no minister of edu cation In any ot the so-called orthodox: sects believes the creed of his own denomi nation or would think for a moment ot de fending it before the public. A Baltlmo-e minister, recently challenged by one of hi congregation as to the truthfulness of tna creeds respecting the eternal torment of sil except the saintly believers In Christ, said. "George, George, 1 do not believe those things one bit more than you do! But 1 am bound to preach them. I cannot help mstlf." Alas, poor man! How terrible Is his Slav - cry! VSnat mighty power could bind him to siander his creator! The wealth or the world should not be worthy or the slignttst consideration if It could be obtained ai sucii a price. The sale or the Almlgilty's name and character necessarily seems worse to us than the course oi Judas iscarlot in the selling or Jesus tor thirty pieces ot silver. Additionally, now much more Would any hon orable man demand ror deceiving tne con gregation who trusted him and wno supplied a living for himself and his family? How much money should It require ot any uoncst man to keep bis confiding Hock in ignorance ot his real views and ot tne teaching of tne Bible? Alas, alas, how much hypocrisy appears to be ln the world under the cloak of rellzion? The ministers ot today have taken vows to preach creeds which they do not believe, anj aro uuletly assenting to those creeds and al lowing tlielr congregations to think that they believe those creeds, when privateo they confess to their fellows nnd to mau or their congregations that they bave nu lalth whatever ln those teaching. A with the pulpit, ao wltn ibe pew! How many 'bankers, doctor, lawyers, tar too In telligent to believe the monstrosities ot the creeds, nevertheless back with their personal influence and their money those very creeds which dishonor God, and which bave driven thousands of sensible people away from all denominations! Would these urns men b so dishonest ln respect to tbelr vdw to Ibe Masons or the Odd Fellows or other human organizations? Would they support things which they did not believe? We cannot think The only explanation we have for auch a terrible course of hypocrisy 1 that theo good people do not realize what they are doing, and believe themselves Justified In professing a ue oecauso viui uu. aniy the hour or awakening and or decision Is upon us. K I am correct tn teaching that M...ih'a Klnsdom la at the door, surely it 1 time to be sobered up from the false doc trines, time to oe very peniiem lor our share therein, time to step out of all false representation Into the liberty wherewith Christ has made HI people free (Galatlans 6:1), and time to profess the Truth and to uphold It and It alone. Rumiv no one believes that any "hypocrite will be granted a share In Messiah's King dom as a member ot ins unoe ciassi jio serious la the situation! Doe It not call for prompt action on the part ot all who would have the Master's approval? "Well done, good and faithful servant; tbou hast been faithful over a few things; I will make thee ruler over many things. Enter thou Into the Joy of thy Lord." (Matthew 2S:2t.) Thus Satan's Empire 1 tottering to It fall Let u then Join ln assisting ln the overthrow of Satan' Empire of darkness and falsehood PASTOR RUSSELL'S BOOK THE. BATTLE OF ARMAQE0D0N Cloth. 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