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When Intrigue Conquered Ingeniousness International Sunday School Lesson For Novem ber 10 Is "Jacob Deceives His Father" Genesis 27:18-29. By WILLIAM T. ELLIS Many people will see*a most tint 3- ly parallel between the present inter national conditions, and the old story of Jacob's supplanting Esau. The brave warrior, the candid, outspoken, genuine man of the affair, Esau, was despoiled of his rights by the guile ful, secretive, unscrupulous trickster, Jacob. What Jacob could not win In a fair tight, he secured by intrigue and deception. This lesson, which will be studied by twenty million per sons in North America, comes almost in the nature of a warning, to na tions beset by peace traps. The story itself is a literary classic Isaac, the patriarch, hud grown old. His sons. Esau and Jacob, were tem permentally different. The older. Esau, the hairy one, was an impul sive. reckless, strong-fisted hunter, without fixed principles. When he was hungry he traded his special rights of the tirst-born to his shrewd brother, Jacob, for a mess of pottage. As for Jacob, he was the sort who studied other men's failings in the hope of profiting by them; and we may be sure he was opportunely ready with a bowl of savory lentils when his brother returned home rav enously hungry. "Business is busi ness," was Jacob's motto; and he could not afford to get angry: polite ness was part of his stock in trade. He was his mother's favorite, for Rebekah was the sort of woman who showed favoritism; and Jacob, un like Esau, could be trusted never to mar his prospects or rutfie the house hold by bringing home a heathen wife. A Story Without a Hero There is not a gleam of heroism in this talc- lsauc was a glutton (it is easy to see where Esau got his appe tite). willing to promise his filial ben ediction if Esau would only bring •him a mess of savory venison. Esuu we knew as the hot-blood ed wastrel type. Jacob was a tricky, lying "diplomatic" self-seeker, who kept faith with nobody. Rebekah was responsible largely for this un scrupulousness, which she and later her brother Rabun, displayed to Jacob's undoing. He favoritism overreached itself, for when Jacob lied, he was the flee ing kind, from his outraged brother she looked upon his face for the last time. It was at his mother's insti gation that Jacob slew two tender kids, which she made up into a make-believe venison stew, in order to deceive the blind old man. She covered her son's hands with goat's skin, that they might seem to the touch like the hands of Esau. Like wise. Rebekah dressed Jacob in his brother's clothes. Evidently this was not the first time that this precious pair had trick ed old Isaac, lor in psite of the son's pious protestations that he was Esau, the father demanded tangible proof. Not only did he insist upon touch ing Jacob, but he also asked about the suspicious promptness withwhich ihe bogus venison was secured. Shamelessly, Jacob, the blasphemous hypocrite, gave as a reason, "Because Jehovah thy God sent me good speed." This supplanter belonged to the class of crooks who cloak the devil's deeds in garments of righte ousness; the sort whom Jesus later excoriated with the lashing of his tongue of wrath. The man who "borrows the livery of Heaven in which to serve the devil," is the most odious of all offenders against God and man. The trick worked. Isaac was com- > pletcly fooled. Four of his senses had been captured by Jacob, and the j other, sight, was lacking, so in full oriental form he gave the irrevocable i paternal blessing of the first-born ' to the undeserving Jacob, "And God give thee of the dew of Heaven. And of the fatness of the earth. And plenty of grain and new wine; Let peoples serve thee. And nations bow down to thee: I!e lord over thy brethren. And let thy mother's sons bow down Cursed be every one that curseth thee. And blessed be every one that bless- • etli three." Scarcely had the two arch-plotters time to congratulate themselves up on the success of their conspiracy, when Esuu, the rightful claimant, appeared with his venison. The scene that followed, indeed the en tire story, was as dramatic as any- 1 thing the motion pctures ever por trayed. Isaac trembled. Esau raged. I and Jacob counseled by his mother, fled. Of that, more in a later les- ' son. "Orthodoxy" anil Honesty A startling surprise awaits the 1 person who studies this story in the; filiß PosruM brings cheer and conrrfort "to many a coffee drink er who wanrfcs his coffee but doesn't drink rt because he knows that coffee hurts him. " There's a Reason" ■for POSTMM^ FRIDAY EVENING. j commentaries. It is that many loarn 'cd divines have tried to defend j and explain away the dastardly deed of Jacob and Kebekah. They talk: .about other times and codes, und the j eventual good to the patriarchlal suc cessions, and so on adnauseam. One j looks for the straight-flung eondem -1 nation that Jesus was accustomed to j visit upon dishonesty and hypocrisy. : Right here opens up the most perti | pent message of the old story. Neith er religion nor statecraft have any right to lie or cheat. There is no "divine right" for kings or for j church folk. Evil on the part of the pious is doubly evil. A Christian man said in my hear ing recently, "Two things concern me in the present religious situa tion of America. One is the ten dency of orthodox Christians to ; draw into exclusive and censorious groups, judging all the world in chaos only by their own rather in | tolerant standards of 'orthodoxy.' | The truth wins nothing by that sort ' of conduct; truth must be proclaim- I ed. in love and in ever outreaching j activity. A person's orthodoxy is to be determined not by the crowd or j organization to which he belongs, ! but by his devotion and Christlike | ness in bearing the message of truth I to the unreached or unconvinced, j 'ln the second place," continued j this observing layman. "1 am fairly (appalled at the indifference of some • professional proponents of ortho doxy, to the standards of common ! honesty. Here for instance, and it ! is only an instance, is a scurrilous j little sheet, a church weekly de ; voted to defaming all whose ortho doxy it chooses to question; and it has long pcen financially maintain ! Ed, 1 am told, by the family of Arner j icu's, most infamous degenerate and murderer. Naturally, it has no word ! of condemnation for him, nor any I suggestion that his name should be j eliminated from the church roll, 1 where I am told, it still remains, jln his continual controversies, its | editor unblushingly lies and mis represents, often obviously so; yet I his 'orthodoxy' is not thereby i'm ! paired." Those are scathing words. The j man who spoke them is himself an i active Christian worker, of the con servative type of thinking; who ad heres to the Bible and to the his -1 toric teaching of the church concern : ing our Lord. He has placed his , linger upon a sensitive spot. TTie test of the righteous is righteous ness, and not credal statements. We j have the authority of Jesus for that. When wrong is done by Isaac or Jacob or Rebekali it is no? to be glossed over or palliated or excus od. Religious thinking must be honest thinking. We are upon sorry times when the Kaiser could cloak his monstrous conduct by appeals to ,the Deity. In our days of shifting I emphasis, everyone who accepts the I Bible as his law must stress first ; and continually, plain, everyday, man-with-man righteousness. Any j thing less than loyalty to God's own standards of conduct is heterodoxy iof the worst sort. The church must be ever aflame with a passion for : holiness. When Parents Play Favorite* We like the picture of old Isaac, communing with God in the cool of the evening; but we are disappointed in the way his religion worked out in his own family. Home is the first field for Christian service. The Christianity that does not function there is not ikely to amount to much anywhere else- Isaac's chief busi ness in life, and it is the chief busi ness of every normal man, was to rear a family successfully. He es pecially was expected to hand on the torch of life, shining a little more clearly than when he received it. We would rather read of his holding family worship with his self-willed wife and his two difficult boys, than of his communing with God alone under the trees. Father Isaac was not the head of his own house. His wife and his sons all treated him dishonestly. It was not a united family. Each par ent had a favorite son. which is ruinous to discipline. Neither was a success in raising children. And that is the highest achievement pos sible to a man or a woman. Helen Fairchild Morley wrote in Collier's a little poem that expresses a great truth- | "Let others write their poetry \ And paint their pictures, too; j Let others create music— • j I have You. j "While some are making: verses And stories by the score 1 i play with blocks and marbles . On the lloor. I i "And when the days are finished, i According to God's plan, j Then may He smile and find com- I plete My masterpiece a Man!" Making the World Over Reconstruction lies just ahead of the world. To be enduring it must be-on the basis of the family. Nob ler homes attractive to the young people and setting an unshakable standard of conduct is a iirst requi site of civilization. We have got to begin wiht our boys and girls. Wo men and men make no greater mis take than to put any other interest whatsoever ahead of their children. | Here is a woman with several fine, lovely boys; but she thinks she is a martyr because they interfere occa sionally with her luncheon and the ater and shopping, engagements downtown. All other considerations aside, she is missing the best fun in the world, while chasing painted pleasures. Her neighbor. wMle not neglectful of her own home's need of large and varied interests, gives hefself lavishly to her children, and they and she are great as a conse quence- "No work pays like mother work" is the motto hanging on the nursery wall of a friend who had ten beauti-* ful children. A distinguished leader in the ttcld of religious education, the Rev. Dr. H. K. Cope, has written these timely words about present world problems and the work of the Sunday school teacher: "When I go out on Sunday morning to the Sunday school, 1 ant not taking my way to a quiet cloister, separate from a world of strife, but 1 am selting my face directly toward great world problems. I am working with the institution that -is facing the fu ture. I am tralnng worldmakers. I am reaching out in the mest direct and potential manner through' growing lives, to Insure a world citi zenship of peace and righteousness. ! The school that really understands i its task and appreciates what reli gious education means Is probably doing Its bit in the large issues of the world more directly than any other agency." Nowadays, the far and the near. the old and (lie new, are linked strangely together, Beershcba. the home of Isaac, and the scene of this lesson is at present an important de j pot of the British army in its con quest of the Holy Hand. There we saw Jacob, the bad son, who was i later to suffer more bitterly In his !own sons, apply with apparent suc cess but real failure the tactics which another unscrupulous char acter (and an unlllial son, too, by i the way), has tried to utilize in a j world sphere with results equally i disastrous. , j FRANK C. HOFFMAN TAKES VOTE AT CAM I* MEIGS Frank C. Hoffman, who was ap pointed by Governor Brumbaugh us one of the vote commissioners, took the vote at Camp Meigs, Washington. D. C.. Tuesday. While there he was shown every courtesy by Second Lieutenant James It. Thurman, of the Quartermaster's Corps. CHOIR TO REHEARSE The choir of Market Square Pres byterian Church will resume its re hearsals this evening, preparatory to services Sunday. WMSTROUSE victory overcoat campaign opens tomorrow —this is great news! —right from overcoat headquarters Jf — w^ re a m °nth ahead of schedule but this news is too good to hold —we've got an enormous army of overcoatj "held in leash" and I men are ea £ er *° S e * them. 5, —with victory right in the hands of Uncle Sam and our Allies we've simply got to launch our victory overcoat campaign tomorrow. II ' ft ' —y° u can now bu y a ® ne overcoat and choose it from a tremendous 0% Ml X '■'// assortment right here at The New Store tomorrow at the "best" [r>. mffjljl WjJ / price obtainable. JBmii I ! f / H —overcoat values in Harrisburg will be judged by The New Store's standard. HLJ I —every good kind of overcoat is here and every size; you're bound to be mMa fitted and pleased quickly. I I !u\ —when we selected these overcoats every phase of the situation was delved mtm I | jllllll —every fabric is supreme quality, every model is correct and permanent, JuHH mrjmm/m every bit of tailoring is of the highest order. IKroW WM'W f —you're as safe in buying your overcoat here as the outcome of the war is in IfPff J //|$ jr the hands of Marshal Foch. , m M rWI —this is another victory for the men who need overcoats; come and reap ill mm! II l|| the full fruits of it. H* S2O $25 S3O $35 S4O SSO I - . . ' ■ • . - • . i ' ' f . * . victory overcoat campaign for boys * open tomorrow % * M —the boys will share in our great victory overcoat campaign. m —we've planned just as big an affair for them as ever was launched for boys, in our own home I hVtNLII town. . . L xlEfHjft —like the men's campaign we're ahead of schedule a month, but we've simply got to do it. \m —every boy wants a new overcoat for Thanksgiving and he can Wager his "pin money" on this "sure thing" that he'll "score" a big victory in value when he gets one of these New Store Overcoats. • $5 $7.- $lO sl2.- sls ■ • . • ..... The New Store 310 Market Street The New Store - EtAKRISBTTRG 'jffiSJbJ TELEGRAPH Printer Defeats Maurer, Soc'alist, For Legislature Harrisburg printers to-day con gratulated James Norton. Secretary of the Reading Typographical Union, upon his election to the Legisla ture over James H. Maurer, Socialist, who Is president of tne State Federa tion of Labor. STATE STREET U. 11. CHURCH TO OBSERVE ANNIVERSARY Rally Day and anniversary serv ices. the latter comme'niqrating the seventeenth year of its Sunduy school, will be combined next Sun day at the State Street United Brethren Church. The Rev. S. C. Knck, D. D., conference superinten dent of the East Pennsylvania Con ference of the United Brethren Church, will be the principal speak er at the joint services. £ *Teature of the double celebration will be the formal opening of the room in the basement of the ohurch recently equipped for Sunday school and so cial purposes. An effort will be made Sunday to raise the money expend ed for these improvements. Reserves Will Start Drills This Evening Orders were Issued Thursday by Major Henry M. Stlne. commandant of the Harrisburg Reserves, for the to resume drill at the Ar mory this evening at 7.30 o'clock. The first drill at Technical High is announced for next Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. Henry Ford Loses by Margin of 8,500 Drtrlot, Nov. B.—On the face of virtually complete unofficial returns last night. Lieutenant Commander Truman H. Newberry, Rep., has been elected to the United States Senate over Henry Ford, Dern., by a majority of upproxialely 8,500. With fifty-nine rural districts yet to report, the vote stood Newberry, 213,995; Ford. 205,594, a lead for the naval commander of 8,-401. The, missing precincts are not ex pected to change the result materi ally. JOHN C. FKFt'NI) PRAISES NEW PATRIOTIC SONG John C. Fround, editor of Musical American ami president of the Musi cal Alliance, who spoke here last April at the community singing meet'j-gH. to-duy sent congratulu toin.w J. H. Kurzenknabe, of Camp H>\ on the publication of his pa triotic song, "Flag We Love." CARBON CdCNTY VOTE Allciitown, Pa.,"" Nov. B.—The re sult of Tuesday's election In Carbon county is: For Governor Sproul, 3,106; Bonniwell, 3,277. Lieutenant-Governor —Beidleman, 3,507; Logue, 2,389. Congress—Marsh, 2,957. Steele, 2,954. Supreme Court —Abbott, 3 78; Rou ton, 99; Budd. 97; Divcly, 21; Fox, 1,033; Kephart, 930; Kintncr, 44; Lenahan, 77; Simpson, 318. Senute Barnes, 3,147; Cope, 3,132. For Assembly—Zanders had no opposition. BERKS' COMPLETE VOTE Rending, Nov. 7.—Berks complete NOVEMBER 8, 1918 j (unofficial Governor, Ronniwell, ' 12,060; Spr- . 8,307. Congress, De ' wait (D). 1—VI; Fisher (R), 8,199. A MOTHER'S STRENGTH Mother, whose hands rock the cradle, often needs more than ordinary food to help maintain the blood-quality and strength and to assure adequate nourishment to the child. It is as unwise for the mother, as it is dangerous to the child, to place dependence upon alcoholic stimu lation, for strength is not found in alcohol. scoirs INULSION ; of purest cod liver oil, absolutely free from alcohol, is f mother's true friend, in that it performs a two-fold duty. Scott's is tonic-nourishment, particularly fitted for the trying period of motherhood. SCOTT'S EMULSJON BUILDS UP STRENGTH. Scott & Howne, Bloom field, N. J. 18-2 C J Supreme Court, Fox, 2,033; Kephart, | 5,206; I-enahan, 1,485; Simpson, 1,110.