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The International 8unday School Les
son for August 4 is, "The Worth of
t, the Kingdom."—Matt. 13:44-53.
(By William T. Ellis.)
The memory of a Hindu guru, or
teacher, sitting under a bo tree at
Jaipur in India, surrounded by a cir
cle of eager listeners, men, women
and children, recurs to me as I take
up this story of the great out-of
doors teacher. The eagerness of
these Indian listeners must have
been akin to that of the crowd who
gathered on the shore of the north
ern border of the Lake of Galilee
and listened to the teacher who sat
in a boat and taught them, not as
the scribes and the pharisees, thoir
conventional teachers, but as one
having authority.
It was the rule for religious teach
ers to draw their lessons from the
accepted books, but this unconven
tional rabbi, who was derided by his
enemies as only a Journeyman car
penter, told stories about the com
mon life which had been familiar to
611 his hearers from earliest child
hood. He clothed his loftiest teaching
in the figures of every day. The pro
foundest wisdom may be expressed
In the plainest speech.
The Inexpressible Kingdom.
POUT of the stories or parables
told that day make up the present
Sunday school lesson. These are the
parables of the treasure hidden in the
field, of the pearl of great price, of
the net and the householder. All have
to do with the one major theme of
the master at this time, the kingdom
of heaven—a truth so rich and many
sided that it needed many figures and
forms for its expression. As a lover
likens his sweetheart to a star, to a
flower, to a Jewel, so Jesus seemed
to search, his knowledge to find par
ables for the incomparable and inex
pressible kingdom of heaven.
As we enter upon the study of the
parables themselves, let it be by a
contemplation of the greatness and
glory of the kingdom
grossed the thoughts of Jesus. The
search for it has been the greatest
quest of the ages. We read its mean
ing to the first centuries in the cata
combs at Rome, in the magnificent
rntns at Bphesus, in the ancient
manuscripts from the Nile. All
through the centuries the kingdom
passion has burned more or less
brightly In the hearts of the best
men and women. Never did it glow
so brilliantly as today. The supreme
passion of the twentieth century,
whether men realize it as such or
not is the endeavor to bring to pass
the kingdom of heaven on earth.
Inscription. I secured scores of
You will find at our
ptore a large line of
G. D. "'Ju9trite,,
Glove Fitting
There is nothing* in the
line of Corsets that
surpasses these makes
for all the essential re
quirements of this gar
ment. We can fit all
forms and at
1.00 or'1.50
In The Religious World
Orientals and "Antlkas."
More than once in the villages of
Mesopotamia I have wandered about
without an interpreter, pronouncing
only the magic word "antika," hop
ing to find some treasure of archeol
ogy—a coin, a seal, or a cunieform
Inscription. To this, in good part
I owe a collection of antiquities, for
the ancient passion of the oriental
to seek for hid treasure still abides
in unabated ardor. Indeed, it has
been increased by the value which
civilisation has placed upon antiqui
ties. The dweller in the Levant is
allured by the consciousness that he
may be walking over priceless treas
ure a sarcophagus like that of
Alexander, which was dug up at
Sidon, or a pot of gold, or a precious I reports have come to this country, no
Can give you as
results as if you
5.00 or 10.00
Some ladies like to wear
a light weight Corset
during the summer. We
have one that is a splen
did seller, the best of
its kind ever put before
the people for
50c each
H. & W. Corset Waists
for Ladies assure you
shape and comfort
1.00 each
11f East Main Street.
coins, none later than the Crusades,
from the villagers of Syria and Meso
So this parable of the husbandman
who found a treasure hidden in his
field, and then
all that he had
that he might buy the field, seems
very natural to one who possesses
even a superficial knowledge of the
orient. Mother Earth has been the
great banker of Asia. Even to this day
some of the native Indian princes
bury their treasure.
The point of the parable is that the
Kingdom of Heaven is a treasure be
yond measure, and that it may become
upon unexpectedly. The farmer
thought only to get grain, when he
suddenly found gold. The treasure
was more than he had ever dreamed
of. Fortunately, he had the wisdom
to see its value and to secure It. It is
always a good investment to find the
kingdom at any price. It is a treasure
richer with possession.
"Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither hath entered into the heart of
man, the things which God hath pre
pared for them that love him."
The Gem That Needs No Art.
Alone among precious stones, the
pearl needs no aid from the art of
man. It has always been a synonym
beauty and pricelessness. Even
the polished diamond has not the soft
and lovely lustre of a perfect pearl.
So Jesus cited the parable of the pearl
merchant, who found that there was
to be had one pearl of great price,
surpassing all others that he had
known. Therefore he sold all that he
had and bought It.
This is a picture of the man seek
ing the kingdom who goes diligently
out in pursuit of the very best. Other
religions may be like lesser pearls,
but the kingdom which Christ
preached was the great pearl for
which all others should be sold. There
is much twaddle talked in our time
about comparative religions, and the
equality of ethnic faiths and about
any religion being good enough a
man only believes it. In this parable
we have the mind of Christ upon this
subject. The Kingdom of Heaven is
the pearl of great price. The teach
ing of the Master was, "Seek ye first
the Kingdom." No other interest in
life, material, social or spiritual,
should be allowed to stand in the way
of the search for that treasure which
once glimpsed makes the soul thence
forth dissatisfied with lesser pearls.
Sorting the Catch.
Somewhat like unto the lesson
studied in the parable of the tares,
was the third one told by JesuB, in
which he likened the Kingdom unto a
net which was cast into the sea and
gathered in of every kind of fish.
When it was drawn to shore the fish
erman sat down and gathered »'the
edible and marketable fish into their
boat, and threw the others overboard
This is somewhat a missionary
parable, for in its beginnings the
church does gather in all sorts of peo
ple. There must be a testing, here as
well as hereafter. Thus in Korea at
the present time the Christian church
is being tested by fire and by prison
and by death. Only those who are
willing to endure persecution for the
name's sake will care to continue to
wear the name of Christian. It is a
notable fact concerning missions, how
ever, that up to the present, so far as
Christian among all the hundreds of
Koreans who have undergone persecu
tion, has expressed any desire to give
up his faith.
The parable of the net is a remind
er of the comprehensiveness of the
Kingdom. No one sect, no one church,
no one creed, no one people, is suffi
cient to comprise the Kingdom* of
Heaven. The spirit which rules out
other faiths and other disciples is not
the spirit of Christ. The religious
charlatans who come along with pe
culiar interpretations of scripture, say
ing to their deluded followers, "You
alone are the elect, you alone have
I wisdom to
the whole truth, you
alone are the people," are running
I counter to the genius of the teaching
of Jesus.
One more point the parable of the
net has for us: It takes two worlds
to set things right In this universe.
While we rejoice over the ameliora
tion of social conditions here and now,
we yet cannot get away from the truth
that it needs heaven to straighten out
earth's tangles. The adjustments are
made at the end of life's long day.
The Wise Householder.
To his intimate friends who
caught the meaning of these teach
ings, Jesus said that they, as instruct
ed teachers of the Kingdom of Heaven
were like unto the householder who
produced from his treasurers things
new and things old. That is to say,
the teacher of the Kingdom needs all
the new truth that divine wisdom can
impart, but he also needs to hold fast
to the old. Our times want all things
new novelty is the passion of this
age. People have Itching ears. They
think that it is not the old gospel that
will satisfy them, but the newest of
new teachings. But he who is a quali
fied Kingdom scribe brings forth from
his stores both the old and the new.
The truth of this in the case of the
disciples was snown by their subse
quent experiences. Several of them
became authors of books of the New
Testament, and in these they illum
inated their Kingdom teaching by both
the wisdom of the Old Testament and
of the new world of Jesus. They
proved themselves worthy of the com
mendation of their Master.
Miss Stella Andrew visited over Sun
day in Lacona with her sister Mrs.
Mary Nine.
The Misses Alma Clay, Susie Hupp
and Marie Swanson, returned Saturday
from Cedar Falls, where they had been
attending the Iowa State Teachers col
Mrs. Jack Bell of Fort Worth, Texas
returned home Saturday after a vigit
with her sister Mrs. Ed Bergman, and
other relatives and old friends. She
formerly resided here.
S. Bailey returned today from La
moni, wh»re he conducted dWine serv-
Seven Days of Rare Chautauqua Pleas
ures Commenced This Afternoon
Fitzwilliam Speaking This
QJtumwa Chautauqua lovers will not
be privileged to hear Senator William
S. Kenyon at the Chautauqua grounds
tonight. Yesterday Senator Kenyon
was called to Washington by telegram
and will be unable to fill dates on the
Chautauqua platform for some time.
The Keith-Vawter management great
ly regrets the absence of Iowa's jun
ior senator, who was scheduled to de
liver one of his discourses at the Chau
tauqua grounds this evening. Honor
able W. I. Nolan, the humorist, will
lecture on "The Average Man" to
night, having been transferred from
the afternoon program today. The
Maurer Sisters' orchestra, one of the
best musical organizations to be of
fered at the Chautauqua, is furnishing
the music this afternoon and will also
precede Mr. Nolan this evening.
Dr. C. H. Fitzwilliam Here.
Dr. C. H. Fitzwilliam of the Emanuel
Baptist church of Utica, N. Y. is de
livering the afternoon lecture this aft
ernoon, having been substituted for
Mr. Nolan. Dr. Fitzwilliam is telling
of his life from "Trapeze to the Pul
pit." He substituted for Senator Ken
you at Perry, la., last Thursday and
reports from that place reflect the
highest credit on his ability as an ora
tor and on his lecture. Mr. Fitzwil
liam was in the circus when young,
performing on the flying trapeze. He
is now taking a year's rest from the
pulpit. He has now been in the min
istry for thirty-two years.
The only other change in the pro
gram for the week that the Chautau
qua management has been forced to
make at the present time is that of
Hon. Nelson S, Darling. He will be
unable to appear here Tuesday. An
other able speaker will be secured in
his place.
Are Ready for Business.
The Ottumwa crew of the Chautau
qua arrived from Audubon, la., yester
day afternoon and by noon today, had
the big tent up and nearly everything
arranged for the afternoon program.
The refreshment stands are already
on the grounds and the Chautauqua
looks just as familiar as it has in past
years, only a little bit better.
Important announcements are to. be
made this afternoon by Superintendent
J. Q. Robinson and arrangements will
be made with the Chautauqua goers
for their best convenience during the
week. Mr. Robinson is a new man to
Ottumwans but comes here highly rec
L. H. Maus, a- graduate of Nebraska
Wesleyan university in the class of
1896 will deliver the morning hour lec
tures during the week of the Chautau
qua. The conductress of the children's
play hour is not known by Superin
tendent Robinson but will be on hand
to take care of the young folk tomor
row morning at 9 o'clock.
The play hour begins promptly at 9
o'clock every morning, the morning
lecture at 10:00 o'clock the afternoon
music at 2:30 the afternoon lecture
at 3:00 the evening music at ^7:30
and the evening lecture at 8:15.
While every lecturer and entertain
er of the Chautauqua is of recognized
ability, several are recognized as hav
ing appeared here before and their
qualifications are known personally.
Among the new speakers is Mrs. A.
Zehner. Superintendent Robinson as
serts that her lecture on "American,
Ideals" Is one of the best to be of
fered. She speaks tomorrow after
ices at the M. E. church yesterday.
Mrs. N. F. Chapman went to Cam
bria Saturday to spend a few days
with relatives and friends,
Miss Luclle Thomas has been called
to Bussey by. the serious illness of her
Mr/. Fred O. Derrough returned yes
terday from a week's visit with her
parents and other relatives in Indian
Mrs. H. C. Watson and daughter
Grace departed yesterday for a two
weeks' visit in Ft. Collins, Colo., with
the former's sons Fred and Lloyd Wat
son and their families.
Mrs. Mattie Matheny and daughter
Nellie, left yesterday for a week's visit
in Omaha with their son and brother
Sam Matheny.
Rev. Theodore H. Aszman, pastor of
the First Presbyterian church, has been
granted a week's vacation and left yes
terday for a visit in Portage, Wis., with
his parents.
The ball game Sunday between the
Charlton and Lucas teams was won by
the Chariton boys by a score of 8 to 6.
Roy C. Smith and Miss Mary Eliza
beth Blakemore were united in mar
riage at the M. E. parsonage, the cere
monv being performed by Rev. W. G.
Hohanshelt. The groom's home is in
Blllingrs, Mont., but he has been em
ployed here for some time with the
Berry Construction Co. on the new
railroad work. The bride has resided
here for several years. Many friends
will extended congratulations.
Mrs. Josie Smith of St. Edward, Neb
Mo., were called here yesterday by the
death of their mother Mrs. P. H. Shull
of Cedar township.
Douds-Leando, July 30.—The Douds
circuit will hold a union picnic in Guy
Nicholson's grove, two miles
iurs. o....... ui _,v_. ....... B. Hickey, of New York City took
and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shull of St. Joe,. place this morning at 5.30 clock witn
Selma on Thursday, August 1.
The following is the program:
10:00—Song, "America", Congrega
10:10—Invocation, Rev. James Wil
10:15—Address of welcome, Rev. E.
C. Sandmeyer.
10:30—Song, Leando Sunday School.
10:40—Address, Rev. E. J. Shook.
$1 Night Robes (}9C
11 30_Song,
Mt. Moriah Sunday
2:00—Song, Mt. Zion Sunday School.
2 io—Drill, Doud and Leando Sun
day Schools.
9.30 Song, Doudft' Sunday School.
2:40—Address. Rev. T. W. Jeffery.
20—Song, Selma Sunday School.
3 30—Recitation,
Iva Petzinger.
Song, Union Sunday School.
4 00 Chorus, Maids and Bachelors.
The marriage of Miss Marie Ott,
eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto
Ott 169 North Davis street, to Patrick
masa at gt
300 Men's Suits
Suits at
Dollar Unioni
Made Overalls
(Cones Boss)
Patricks church.
The pastor, Rev. Father James Bulger
performed the impressive ceremony.
The bride was attended by her cousin,
Miss Dorothy Anderson of Burlington,
and the groom was assisted by his
nephew, Edmund M. Denefe. Mrs.
Robert Juneau and Mrs. Daniel Galla
sang, "Oh, Promise' Me," and
Denefe played the
Miss Josephine
wedding march.
The bride was becomingly gowned
In a beautiful white swiss lace dress
and wore a white lace hat. She car
ried bride's roses. Her only orna
ment was a beautiful lavalier set with
two' diamonds and nineteen pearls,
the gift of the groom. The brides
maid wore white silk mull and a
You, Mrs. So and So!
50c Chambray
Work Shirts
Union Suits ... 69c
$1 blue lisle union suits... 09c
75c Union Suits 43c
60 and 75c Shirts and Drs g()c
85c shirts and drawers ... 23c
Athletic Union Suits g5c
Better grades, at discount 33
•. wtyty.
60c Neckwear ...
Fixtures for Sale
i"Wr •*,»•
Boy's o_n
Made Overalls
Burlington Brn'd.
Carpenters to the Front of Us Masons to the Rear of Us
stock of Men's
E. & W.'s Redman collars.. 9^
black picture hat. She carried pink
Following the ceremony a wedding
breakfast was served at the Ott home
to the immediate relatives. Mr. and
Mrs. Hickey left on Burlington No. 10
for a wedding trip in the east. They'
will be at home after August IB in
New York City.
The bride is a charming young wom
an, whose many friends, despite the
fact that her wedding was a distinct
surprise to them, will wish her much
Joy. Mr. Hickey is the head of the
Patrick E. Hickey Construction Co.,
now building the Manhatten, subway in
New York. He Is a brother of Mrs.
Mary Denefe, and is well known here.
The out of town guests were Mrs.
D. T. Hickey, Mrs. Hugh Dugan and
Miss Helen Cunningham of St. Louis,
Miss Dorothy Anderson of Burlington,
T. E. Hannon of New York City.
Mrs. Adaline Wilson, the mother of
Mrs. J. C. Mitchell, died July 25 at
Bakersfleld, California, where she was
residing with one of her sons. The
decedent had visited here and was
well known by Ottumwans. Mrs. Wil
son was born in September 1827, in
Erie county. New York, and came with
her parents to Henry county, Iowa, in
territorial days. She was married at
Oakland Mills tb Robert Wilson in
that countv in 1843. Her husband
was th« builder of, and for years owned
Re-juvenated Re-organized Remodeled
and the whole bunch, along with the painters, plasterers, fixture
builders and tile workers will be in on top of us. There still remains a
and Boys'
that has to be put out of the way to make room for these remodclers.
With this condition staring us in the face
The Re-organized
a a a a a a
REMODELING SALE, Saturday, Augf. 3,
Run over the following prices and realize that necessity is the mother of low
prices and that this is your chance to lay up a supply for months to come:
$5, $6 and $7 grades.. $3.98
$3.50 and $4 grades .. $2.98
$2.50 and $3 grades .. $1.98
$1.50 and $2 grades .. $1.29
a a
50 & 75c Neckband Shirts 35c
50 & 75c shirts, collars at
tached 35c
$1 Eclipse Shirts 790
$1.50 Eclipse Shirts ...... Qgc
$2 Eclipse and Gotham
Cassimers, worsteds, s«rges, some two
piece, some three piece, all well tail
ored, good style and many of them
worth as high as $20, not a one hut
that is worth more at wholesale than
we ask—your choice at
No Alterations. No Snspenders Free
A large number of very
finest hand-tailored Adler
and System suits. 200
of them worth up to $30.
Your choice
Panama Hats
Famous "Tim" collars
Boy's "Knickers" .. 44^
Ball and "Major" suits ... 59^.
Boys' Romper stockings 2 for 25c
100 doz. "Tub" ties
Fall Caps 1_3
Boys' 50c Shirts 35c
$2.00 Hats $1.39
$3 Hats $1.98
Wash Suits 40 per cent off
With that husky youngster, just wake up
to the fact that if you buy school clothes,
waists and stockings now you can save
about half on the boys'v fall clothes.
any straw in {he
25 good clothing tables, one combination umbrella
case, 5^18x38 beveled plate mirrors, one cash carrier sys
tem (3 stations) two outside collar cases, several hun
dred feet shelving ^traveling ladders, window fixtures.
and operated the mills, Whfch In any
early day were quite famous through
out all southeastern Iowa. Her hus
band died in 1876, and since that time
her home has mostly been in Colorado
and California. She leaves five chil
dren, seven grandchildren, besides
great grandchildren to mourn her. She
was a woman of high and strong
character and much more ordinary
culture. Her days were lengthened
and most worthily spent.
Albla, July 31.—Constable Bennett
and Albert Robinson trailed a travel
ling band of gypsies to Hynes last
night to ascertain the truth of a report
that they had a white child in their
band. After a careful inspection of
the child the officers decided that
was a gypsy.
Mr. J. B. 8ax personalty
guarantees every representation.
Iowa City, July 31.—The doctrine
was laid down. by Federal Judge
Lewis of Colorado that a physician
has the right to cut up a dead body to
any extent he desires in order to de
termine the cause of death, despite the
protests of relatives, in a case from
Iowa City wherein Judge Lewis took
the case- from the jury and inswucted
Suit Cases 25
per cent off.
Compare prices where
you will, local merch
ants, catalogue houses,
Chicago or St. Louis,
and you'll find that
neither wholesale nor
retail can such prices be
at most reasonable rates
and on easy terms*
J* #5.
and who&e body was shipped to Iowa
City in a mutilated condition.
A dramatic scene ensued when
Judge Lewis pointed to Attorney
Smith of Denver, representing Mtg.
Seelman, and said:
"If your own son lay th*re, and
you were by his side, you could not
prevent the physician from holding
any such post mortem as he desired,
to determine the cause of death and
sign the death certificate properly."
"I'd shoot him," Smith shouted in
BORN—Thursday, July 18, 1912 to Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Qakes, at the hospital.
ed with a big Denver tuberculosa
The plaintiff was Mrs. Mary Sal
man, whose
died of tuberculosis

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