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The "Watermelon and James, two
"tramps, bantering each other regarding
their personal appearance, decide to
clean up, acquire new clothes and let
their companion, Mike, be the judge
as to who Is the better looking. Water
melon discovers a young man bathing
In a lake and steals his clothes. While
sitting in an automobile he discovered
standing empty by the roadside. General
Crossman and his daughter, Henrietta,
drive up in a car. Assuming that his car
1s disabled, the general proffers assist
ance. Watermelon hands him a card
bearing the name William Hargrave
Batchelor. The general recognises the
name as that of a young: m who broke
the cotton corner in Wall ua-eet a few
days before. He invites him to dine with
them. Watermelon is introduced to Bart
lett, a big Wall street operator, and his
daughter. Billy, with whom he proceeds
to fall in love. Bartlett, who has been
*tung by Batchelor's operations, plans to
keep the supposed broker with him for
-a week while he works a coup in the
market. He wires instructions to his
broker. While chatting with Billy, the
telegraph boy tips off Bartlett's message
to Watermelon. Watermelon decides to
Join Bartlett and the geheral In a week's
auto trip. Watermelon slips away ana
tells his hobo companions of his adven
ture and asks them to find Batchelor and
i .give him the tramp clothes. The party
1^^ -starts out with Bartlett's and Crossman's
HP cars. Late at night they come to a de
1W *erted house, break In and Spend the
night there. In the morning watermelon
discovers that the police are coming. The
Wm party attempts to escape, but Is stopped
"by the officers who are hunting for
Batchelor's car. Watermelon, by a clever
ruse, gets them out of trouble. As Bart
Wm lett had planned the party becomes lQSt.
I 'They are arrested and haled before a
t country justice for speeding. Crossman.
' Bartlett and the Watermelon are robbed
/ of their .money and Jewelry In the night.
-/ Alphonse, the general's chauffeur, and
/ Bartlett's car are missing. The party
/ proceeds in the general's car, gets lost
Again and runs out of gasoline. Water
melon and Billy go to a farm house for
food. Bartlett proposes to Henrietta and
^ !s accepted. Billy starts back with the
""v food while Watermelon goes to ask the
farmer to tow the auto In. Hurrying to
catch up with her. Watermelon finds
"Billy stuck in the railroad tracks with a
train rushing down upon her. He saves
"her life and confesses his love. Water
melon decides to sneak away in the night
and take to the road again. A fire In
night destroys the farmer's barn and
general's car, and Watermelon de
he cannot leave them yet Water
onfesses all to Billy and tells her
tot marry her. Billy tells her fath
she wants to marry Watermelon,
not reveal his Identity. Bartlett
lessage from his broker that
has been in town all the time,
.on confesses all. tells him of his
or <r JT " 3111y and that his right name is
s ^CHAPTER XXIII,?Continued.
Bartlett nodded indifferently, hardly
"hearing whatj the other said. He
frowned thoughtfully at the floor as
he pondered the situation. If he ob
L Jected to the youth in Billy's pres
ence, she would stand up for him, all
1 her love would he aroused to arms
and Bhe would see no wrong In her
Jbero. If the fellow snapped his fln
Y gers, she would run away with him.
\ "What did Billy, tender, geptly-guard
. Billy, know of tramps, of the
" He Asked.
of existence 1
caught a glimpse
her own ^eyes, saw this lov
of hers in his fc(rue light, dirty,
disreputable, ^he shock would
love utterly an(j Bartlett
have to use *hat authority
s vhich 'gas^P^jhority, which
would i-efuse to^ley. She had
free too lo*g for any one to gov
her now. The only person who
cculd effectually break the unfortu
nate tangle was the Watermelon hiln
3artlett looked at him and decided
tint his plan would work, that he
not have to take a last desper
and ineffectual stand against Billy,
here. August we are going tc
in Westahaven. It's a small
in this state, up the coast uway
of Portland. Come to her there
at the end of August, come as you
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"Wonakers" Seen in News of Day In
di:ate New York Is Our Fore
most European Capital.
le news of one day In New Yorfc
that a man by the name of Isi
Weinberg pleaded guilty to big
the court of a judge namec
that a youth named Tu
sky was drowned; a mar
Jlau was convicted of keeping
resort; a girl named Ann?
tas a principal witness in
^ase; a Madame Le Compt(
kdomestic sensation; a cer
Sella brought a breach o
le; a Governor named Sul
lessage to the legislature;
fhmainen was the star o
inother runner namei
a fast trial spin
^tim figured in t
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are, a tramp, dirty, shabby, drunk?"
"I don't drink, not as the others
; "Come drunk. Let her understand
what being a tramp means, what your
life has been. If she still wants you,
T horHlv coo V?r?\ir T na n atrm hor
That's only fair, for what does she
know about you and your life? You
know all about her, what she has done
and been and is going to do. Leave
her now, this evening. Go on being
a tramp and then come to her, at the
last of August. Come as a tramp,
mind. Don't let her think that It Ib
a test she is being put to or she will
only laugh at it and us and go on
wanting you just the same, scorning
to be tested, to think that her love
could faiL Give her some other ex
cuse for your going. You must see
that it is only fair to the little girl
to let her see what she is up against."
"Yes, I see. I tried to tell her,"
agreed the Watermelon gloomily.
"If she loves you through it all,
she can have you, and I suppose I will
have to consent. I can afford a penni
less son-in-law and I guess an Ameri
can tramp Is preferable to-a European
*1 won't be penniless," said the
Watermelon. "I could work like a
nigger for a month and own forty dol
lars, thirty of which I would owe for
"That's Just It," declared Bartlett
promptly. "You can't support Billy
in the way she is used to being sup
ported, can't give her the things that
have become necessities to her."
"I can support her in my own way,"
said the Watermelon^
"But that isn't Billy's way. You
couldn't keep a servant, for instance,
and servants to Billy are like chairs
to home people, absolutely necessary."
"We love each other," said the Wa
"That's all right But you can't al
ways be sure your love is like elastic
and stretchable. Come as a tramp
and I will give my consent." Bartlett
grew bold, positively convinced that
Billy could no longer care when she
had once seen the drunken sot, prom
ised as he had grown used to doing
on the Street, to do that which he
snew ne wouia noi nave 10 ao.
"Can I say good-by to her?"
"Yes, but I trust you not to let her
know that she Is to be put to a test.
If you love her, you can see that I
"Yes," said the Watermelon, "I love
her and will not Aet her know."
He straightened up and pushed his
hat farther back, with the slow, in
bred languor of the thoroughly lazy
man. "I love Billy, and that is why
I consent. I. tried to make her under
stand what I am, have been, but I
couldn't." He took a handful of beans
from a near-by barrel and let them
run slowly through his fingers. "I
suppose she will give me the double
"I hope so," answered Bartlett "I'm
not very particular, but a tranap-^"
"A gentleman pedestrian," suggest
ed the Watermelon, with a faint flick
er of his usual sublime arrogance.
Bartlett laughed and held out his
hand. "Well, good-by. I've enjoyed
the week immensely, for all this rot
ten ending. That scurvy trick of
"Of yours," corrected the Water
"Yes, yes, I suppose so. I ' hope
that Henrietta won't ever know. Do
you think Billy does?"
"Billy isn't as simple as you think,"
returned the Watermelon.
"What did she say?"
" 'Father suggested the trifc and he
, telegraphed after dinner,' or some
thing like that."
"You didn't tell her it was my
plan?" begged Bartlett. "I have to
go on living witn ner.
"No, I didn't tell her, but she's
' next to the fact."
"I will speak to her," said Bartlett
j hastily. "I wouldn't like Henrietta to
find out about it. Billy has wanted
a motor boat for Bome time. I may
give her one."
The/ walked slowly toward the
door and once more shook hands.
'I would gladly have given the thou
sands I have lost to have you Bat
1 chelor, boy," said Bartlett gently.
"Aw, thanks," said the Watermelon.
"Tell the others I will be around
i when I have sent another telegram."
I The Watermelon found Billy sitting
on the steps of the only hotel in
! town. It was a big, square, uncom
i promising affair, blank and unattract
baum. Trifari, Carnap, Loew, Brandus,
Mahoney. Braum, Kimmelman Ubert,
Sarlin, Trosky, Mullan and Beubel
are the first to assail the eye on turn
ing to a page of advertisemKnts.
In another generation or two these
will be good old American names.
Meanwhile New York will continue to
be our foremost European capital.
Bottle feeding is the latest wrinkle
in the growing of the enormous winter
hothouse fruit, and it has increased
the fruit's size and sweetness SO or
90 per cent. Peaches and pears are
like pumpkins; grapes and strawber
ries like apples.
When a peach or a pear is young
anu ?lc<ru uuu uaiu, lug garuener
t passes through it a needle and thread
I of coarse cotton, leaving both thread
ends sticking out. He does this till
i eight or ten ends are obtained. These
ends he puts into bottles of sugar and
, water syrup, and the syrup, flowing
, along the cotton, is absorbed by the
fruit, sucked up by it?sucked up as
- babes suck up milk?the fruit, in a
word, is bottle-fed.
Ive, and Billy, alone on the top step,
looked somehow small and forlorn
and childlike. The Watermelon 'sat
down beside her.
"Where's Henrietta?" he asked, ig
noring her eyes and the question they
"Up-stairs," said Billy, "fixing up."
"Come and walk down the road
with me a bit?" asked the Watermel
on. He rose and held out his hand
to help her up.
Billy rose "with a trembling laugh
that failed miserably in its manifest
attempt to be brave.
Neither Billy nor the Watermelon
spoke until they had left the village
some little way behind and had come
to four cross-roads with the usual
small, dingy school-house, door locked,
dirty windows closed for the summer
ana snaDDy, raded Dlmas drawn.
Billy knew from the Watermelon's
face that the Interview with her fa
ther had been far from satisfactory.
She feared that the Watermelon had
not "stood up" for himself, that her
speaking to her father that morning
had not helped natters as she had
hoped it would. She tried to think
of something to say that would influ
ence the boy, something she could do
to show him how she cared, so he
would not think of leaving her.
He, however, was the first to speak.
The schoolhouso recalled miserable
days of long dull confinement, and he
nodded toward it, pausing in the grass
by- the wayside. "A standing monu
ment," said he, "to buried freedom."
"I never went to school," said Billy.
"It must be awful."
"Awful," the Watermelon shrugged.
"It's taken ten years from my life.
Schools should be abolished."
They sat down on the tiny, weather
stained step, side by side, in the gath
"Billy," began the Watermelon ear
nestly, and then stopped.
Poor little Billy's heart fluttered and
she put her hand to her hair in her
nervousness. "You know," she said
firmly, irrelevantly, "I love you.
"I know, dear," replied the Water
melon. "And I love you. No matter
where I am, Billy, no matter what hap
pens, you are the best in me and I
will keep you best I'm shiftless, lazy,
no 'count, but Billy, kid, I'll always
"And we will get married and live
happily ever after," crooned Billy.
"I'm going away tonight, Billy, back
to the road."
"Oh, Jerry, please, dear. If father
knew how much I care?"
"No, Billy, your father's right. He
said to give you time; for rae to go
away for a while and maybe you
would get?over it."
"And if I did," demanded Billy, "if
I loved another, wouldn't you be
jealous? Wouldn't you kill that other,
Jeroboam Martin?" She clenched her
small fist and pounded him on the
knee to emphasize the passion in her
"If he were a decent chap?" stam
mered the Watermelon, "it would be
better ror you "
"It's terrible," interrupted Billy,
"when the girl has to do all the lov
"You only love me, but I love you.
See the difference?" asked the Water
melon. "It'B simply impossible for
your love to be as great as mine for
that reason. Your father said I could
come to you the last of August at
Westhaven, and I'm coming, Billy."
"And then we can marry, did father
say that?" asked Billy, turning to him.
"If you care still," muttered the
"Care," Billy laughed the contrary
to merry scorn. "Care? Why, Jero
boam Martin, when will I not care?"
The Watermelon flushed and rose
as the wisest course under the cir
cumstances. "I'm off. Say good-by to
the others for me, will you, Billy?"
"You will be my knight," whispered
Billy. "And I will be your lady, and
no knight ever went back on his lady,
"You've got a darned poor knight,"
grunted the Watermelon. Suddenly he
turned and caught her in his arms,
dragging her to him and forcing back
her head to see into her eyes. "Billy,
Billy," he cried, "will you be true to
me, for ever and lor ever, no matter
what happens, no matter what I do?
Could you, will you love me always?"
"Always, always," whispered Billy.
"Dirty and drunk and sick and al
ways," promised Billy. "Only you
won't drink, because I love you."
"Love tfever yet stood between a
man and th? whisky bottle," sneered
the Watermelon. "You don't know
He let her, go and turned away with
a shamed laugh. "Good-by, Billy."
"Good-by, Jerry," replied Billy,
frightened at she knew not what,
realizing that there were after all
things in men's lives of which she
knew nothing. She walked with him
to the fence and watched him swing
"Cross-cuts for me," he explained,
holding out his hand. She placed
hers in it and he crushed her small
fingers until they hurt, then turning
abruptly, left her there among the
brambleB, watching him across the
QUEER FACTS ABOUT MONEY
! Average Lifetime of Various Denomi
nations of Paper Currency Dif
The average lifetime of the differ
ent denominations of United States
paper currency differs considerably;
that of the $1 silver certificate, for
Instance, being a trifle over one year;
the $5 silver certificate, 1.9 years; the
$10 gold certlfictae 1.0S years; $20
gold certificate, 1.9 years, etc. The
number of pieces of United States pa
per currency in circulation is gradu
ally increasing and numbered 327,329,
159 on June 30, 1912. There were
273.426,336 pieces of Unitrd States
currency redeemed during the same
period, which exceeded by 6,21S,415
the number of pieces issued tho pre
ceding year. The increasing growth
in redemptions Is due primarily to the
growth in business activities, the pub
licity given to uncleanliness and al
leged insanitation of soiled notes, and
the consequent demand for cleaner
money; the growing practice of pay
ment of wages in factories, shops, etc.,
The Poet or the Poodle.
The day was unusually hot for late
August In Maine.
Bartlett had taken himself off to the
dim seclusion of the house, where he
lounged with windows opened, blinds
drawn and a small table of cooling
beverages near at hand. The heat,
the drowsy, shrill hum of the crickets
and the muffled, monotonous roar of
the sea had a soothing influence and
Bartlett let his book' fall from his
hands and slept, stretched at ease in
the steamer chair. A door gently open
ing and softly shutting aroused him.
He sat up, yawned and grunted.
"Hello," drawled a voice, slow, In
Bartlett recalled a week In June,
when, with rare credulity, he had kid
naped a stranger and had discovered
that he had been the one in truth to
be kidnaped. He turned his head and
saw the Watermelon crossing the
room. He knew that It was the boy
by the size of the shoulders and the
grace of the long limbs, but the thin,
good-natured face was covered with a
month's growth of light hair, the
brown suit with the pale green and
rail otrina wau n aiitt no lnn?l>r TTlftrft
ly a bundle of rags. The shirt was
opened at the throat, without a tie or
button, while the panama was shape
less and colorless, but worn with the
familiar Jaunty ease.
"Ah," said Bartlett "Jeroboam Mar
He smiled as one who meets an old
congenial friend, for Jeroboam Martin
had shown a fine capability for g
He Robc In Drunken Majesty.
ting out of a tight place and carrying,
through a desired project with suc
cess and nervej and Bartlett ha/
grown to like the lad.
"Am I bum enough?"' asked the
Watermelon, with no answering sm11<?
\ "You are fairly dirty and shabby*
agreed Bartlett. "You look thin."
"I have had hard luck," said th*
Watermelon. "How's Billy?"
"Pretty well, thanks."
"Expecting me?" asked the Water-1
melon, taking off his hat and gently
patting his back hair as he had a way
of doing. ,
Bartlett nodded. "Yes, but not e*
actly as you are."
"It's tough on the little girl," mut
tered the Watermelon. He Bank into
a^chair and stretched out his long legB
with th.e weather-stained trousers and
dirty, broken shoes. "Oh, mamma,
T'm HroH Roon hruiflncr It Rinr>p miftu
up yesterday with hardly a stop, \
wanted to see the kid so."
"Well, go and get drunk," returned
Bartlett. "And then you can see her."
The Watermelon frowned. "See
here, I don't drink, necessarily. I'm
not a brand to be plucked from the
burning, a sheep strayed from the
fold. The whisky bottle wasn't my
undoing and didn't make me take to
the highway, frm not fallen. I war
always down, I guess. I hate work.
I like leisure and time to develop my
own soul." He waved his hand in airy
imitation of James.
"That's all right," said Bartlett.
"But get drunk. If she can stand you
soused, she can stand you sober. She
has got to know what she's getting,
if she decides to take you after all."
The Watermelon's tired face grew
a bit whiter under the tan and beard.
He shrugged hopelessly and rose. "All
right, if you say so. I hope to hell it
will kill her love on the spot and she
won't suffer for it afterward. I sup
pose it will." He started for the door
and paused, one hand on the knob.
"Shall I have it on you?" he asked
with a smile. "I'm broke."
Bartlett tossed him a bill. "Is that
"Yes," said the Watermelon and
slipped It Into his pocket
"Have one with me before you go,"
said Bartlett, pushing a glass and the
bottle across the table.
The Watermelon rilled his glass and
raised it. "To Billy," said he.
"To Billy's happiness," amended
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
weekly and bi-weekly, as compared
with monthly; and growing popular
ity of paper money in sections where
silver was formerly in the greatest de
mand, etc.?Leslie's Weekly.
Bandit Pose in Vain.
John Bowman, a youn? business
man of Los Angeles, sought to test
the love of his fiancee, Miss Alice
Young, and in consequence was made
aware of two things: That the prom
ise of a $250 reward could vanquish
Cupid. That the police did not like
to have young men pose as train rob
bers to test the love of their sweet
hearts. Bowman got two relatives to
tell Miss Young he was a train robber
and there was a reward of $250 post
ed for his capture. When Bowman
called the young woman telephoned
the police. Bowman sjjent several
hours in jail before he was able to
prove he was no train robber. Miss
Young could not see the joke when
she appeared at the police station. She
introduced Bor/man to another younu
man, whom she said she Intended to
marry next week. She wanted the
reward for a trousseau.
V OMETIMES I wonder wheth
er God might not have made
the uorld so rich and full Just to teacb
Uis children humility.
GOOD THINGS TO EAT.
A most delicious conserve, confec
tion or dessert, whichever occasion
demands, is prepared by stuffing a
half pound of pulled figs with salted 1
almonds. Put two tablespoonfuls of
sugar, one teaspoonful of lemon juice
and half a cup of orange juice over
the fire; when heated add figs, cover
and cook until the figs are tender,
turning and baBtlng often.
Hot Rice Pudding.?Wash a half
cupful of rice in cold water and put
it in a double boiler with hot milk.
Cook quickly until tender, then add
two tablespoonfuls of sugar, two ta
blespoonfuls of butter and a half tea
spoonful of ,salt. Beat one egg until
light and add it to the rice, cooking
for one minute. Pour into the dish
In which the pudding Is sent to. the
table. Mix two tablespoonfuls of su
gar with two tablespoonfuls of butter
and a third of a teaspoonful of cinna
mon; sprinkle over the top of the pud
ding. This will make a .brown sauce
over the top. Serve hot
Split Pea Soup.?Pick over a cupful
of dried split peas, wash them and
soak in plenty of cold water over
night In the morning pour off the
water and put the peas into a kettle
with two quarts of cold water, a two
inch cube of salt pork and one onion
sliced. Cook slowly until the peas
have become very soft stirring fre
quently from the bottom to prevent
burning. It will probably require four
or five hours to cook them properly.
When they are soft, rub them through
a sieve, return to the kettle and re
heat Cream together two/tablespoon
fnls each of butter and flour, thin It
with a little of the boiling soup, add
two cupfuls of milk and stir into the
soup. Season with salt and pepper
and serve very hot.
: French Beans.?Fresh string beans
are preferred for this dish, though the
canned variety will answer. If fresh
beans are used cook until tender,
drain, then put back into the sauce
pan with bits of finely chopped onion,
parsley, celery and a little meat stock.
Boil up well, then add the yolks of two
eggs well beaten with the juice of a
lemon, and serve hot.
A little pot of stock should never be
wanting in any housekeeper's store, as
there are so many dishes which are
greatly improved by a cupful of well
flavored stock. This stock need not
be made of especially prepared bones
or meat; it may be a mixture of chick
en bones, a beefsteak bone or bits of
any kind of meat cooked and the
broth strained and kept - in a cold
Attempt the end, and never a stand to
"The blood more stirs
To rouse a* lion, than to start a hare.
SOME BEST RECIPES.
A delicious fruit salad, and an inex
pensive one, is made by soaking
prunes over night and then cutting
them into small pieces with scissors;
add diced celery and walnut meats.
Mix well with mayonnaise dressing.
Polish Dish.?After boiling saeur
kraut one Hour, dram it tnorougniy;
mix with it two cupfuls of mashed po
tatoes and fry three slices of diced
bacon with one small onion, and add
to the kraut. Let it simmer one min
ute, then take from the stove. Scrape
fine one section of garlic and stir well
into the kraut.
Another dish from Poland: For a
six-pound pork roast, mince two cloves
of garlic and mix wtfth salt and pep
per. Rub this well into the meat and
let it stand over night to season.
Economical Ragout.-?Put four table
spoonfuls of butter in a pan to brown.
Fry brown a two and a half pound 1
steak cut two inches thick; cut up
four onions, two tomatoes and one
green pepper. Pile on top and around i
the meat. Season to taste. Fill the ;
pan with water and simmer slowly un- 1
til thoroughly tender. ]
Baked Oysters and Macaroni.?Cook '
a half cupfuL.of broken aits of maca- 1
roni in boiling water until tender. <
Drain, and put a layer of nmc.xroni into <
a well buttered baking dish, dust well j
with salt and paprika, then put on a ]
layer of well washed oysters, salt pep- ]
per and a few bits of butter. Then i
add another layer of macaroni and ;
oysters, using just two layers of oys- j
ters, never more, for they do not cook '
well lr too many in me uisu. ruur
over a cup of rich white sauce,
sprinkle with buttered crumbs and
bake until the oysters are plump and
curled. A half hour in a rather hot
The forests of Corsica, the little
Island upon which Napoleon was born,
are maanged by the French govern
ment. They produce lumber, firewood
and turpentine, and all parts of the
tree are far more closely utilized than
"I believe the prima donna we heard
was once a cook." ,
"What makes you think that?"
"Isn't she always falling down in
Tribute to the Scriptures.
If anything I have ever said or writ
ten deserve? .he feeblest encomiums
of my felk -countrymen. I have no
hesitation in declaring that for their
partiality I am indebted, solely in
debted, to tho daily and attentive pe
rusal of the sacred Scriptures, the
source of all true poetry and elo
quence, as well as of all good and all
The great thing in the world Is not
so much to seek happiness as to earn
peace and self-respect.?Huxley.
S&ter&ai & . m.-; , ,,
(By E.'O. SELLERS. Director c* Evening
LESSON FOR JANUARY 18.
THE GOOD SAMARITAN.
LESSON TEXT-Luke 10:25-37.
GOLDEN TEXT?"Thou sbalt love thy
aeighbor as thyself."?Mark 12:31.
Probably no other parable given by
Jesus except possibly the Prodigal
Son, has made such a deep Impres
sion as this one. It has Inspired al
truistic service, promoted the idea of
the brotherhood of man, and served
to crystallze Christian thinking and
I. "What shall I do?" w. 25-29.
(1) The first question. This lawyer
in bis test question implied that eter
nal life was dependent upon his
works, a wfell nigh universal Jewish
Idea. With a true, teacher's skill,
Jesus drew, from his own knowledge
of the law an answer to his question,
viz.: that, on the ground of doing he
must love the Father with an undi
vided hearty with all his bouI, the
seat of his emotions; with all his
strengtn?energies; and with all his
mind?his intellectual powers. The
evidence of bu<A a love is that he
must love his neighbor as himself.
This is a staggering program, and we
believe the lawyer asked his second
question because he was dazed when
he, perhaps for the first time, really
comprehended ][this wonderful sum
mary of the law. Jesus, however,
holds him inflexibly to his own idea
of works, and replies: "This do and
thou shalt live." Small wonder that
Paul, comprehending the human im
possibility of such a program, should
rejoice in knowing one who was equal
to the task, Rom. 8:$. Jesus met the
lawyer on tie same'plane he had been
approached and directly answehs the
query of verse 25. '
Summarized the Law.
(2) The Second question, (v. 29).
Jesus had not said anything to this
lawyer about belief, /or faith, for he
was not yet ripe for that idea. He
had summarized the law and by this
law Jesus must teach him. Rom. 3:19,
20; Matt. 22:37-40. It 1b one thing to
read and summarize the 'law, and
quite another to rightly apply it It
is quite possible to be ultra orthodox
In our teaching and In our statements
of belief, and yet to fall far short
of doing. The force of this second
question is then, "Who must I lpve?"
He avoids asking, "Who can I love?"
The question was not as to who will
be neighbor to me, but to whom shall
I be neighbor? In answer to this
Jesufe employs this wonderful parable.
(Note:?Explain the nature of a para
ble and the Master's frequent use
II. "Go and do thou likewise." w.
30-37. That this story is not. alone
a parable but a literal, experience Is
pretty generally believed. "The way
of the transgressor" la a Jericho road,
and the traveler therein is bound to
be "stripped," if not always of his
prosperity, then of his character, and
will ultimately find himself "half
dead." If left to himself he will sure
ly die, Rom. 5:6; 6:23. Jericno means
"curse." Who then is the man I can
neighbor? Any wretch that is pass
ing along the Jerico road. Remem
ber that Jesus is dealing with the sec
ond half of the summary of the law.
Three classes of men passed this
man; (1) The Priest, of all men the
most likely to help that fallen one,
created in the image of God in whose
worship he led. It is easy to find an
excuse for this exhibition of heart
lessness. The danger of robbers; of
being suspected of complicity in the
crime; the duties of his important of
fice; the danger of contamination; a
work not suited to his position in life.
Let us beware of too hastily judging
the priest until we examine ourselves.
(2) The Levite. Perhaps he had
seen his superior in the temple wor
ship; he drew nearer than the priest,
perhaps for the purpose of investiga
tion, but offers no remedy. (3) The
Samaritan. This ostracized man
would have been snubbed and cursed
by the wounded man under any other
sircumstances. He therefore could
VinirA Konri nvnnonH Viorf Tl O
followed the example of Priest and
Levite. He is a type of Christ dealing
In grace with- one who had no claim
upon him. Note the steps: (a) "He
journeyed," are we to be found visit
ing the places of great- need? (b)
"He came where he was," evidently
not from idle curiosity, but to meet
i case of need, (c) "He saw him."
Poo often our eyes are blind to the
misery about us. (d) "He was moved
with compassion." The compassion
5f Jesus was an active principle.
Does misery move us to action? Does
It send us to cases of need, or do we
svait for them to knock at our door?
[e) "He bound up his wounds." Not
icting by proxy; not sending him to
i public institution. Real charity is
iccompanied by warm, sympathetic,
Christ-like, human hearts in action.
[f) "Brought him to an inn and took
;are of him." He walked that this
nan might ride. He finished the job,
lot leaving it half done. We, too, must
lelp men clear through, temporarily
)r spiritually, and not, having helped
;hem once, leave them to shift for
:hemselves. This is a true picture of
Sod's redeeming grace. Grace comes
;vhere the sinner is; it serves him as
le is; it heals him and delivers him
o a place of perfect safety. Like this
Samaritan, our King of Grace has
promised to come again. See John
1.0:28, 29; Phil. 3:6 and John 14:3.
Love Is Costly.
It cost the Samaritan much to act
:his way. Racial pride, aesthetic re
pugnance, commercial obligations,
perhaps family duties, to say nothing
)f the actual expenditures of time and
noney. But love is a costly thing,
fesus himself fully portrays this pie
:ure, John 3:16. The road was away
!roni God's city. Jerusalem.
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