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THE JOKE THE LESSON Israel Learned at Sinai What Golden Text: "And thou shalt love thc Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy vi:S. might."—Deuteronomy "Our lesson opens with a divine challenge, and a mighty one it to gether with thc Judge thc men of the Brotherhood cla .s repeated Deutcr this morning Let us read it," and to IV 3 J : onomy For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man thc earth, and from thc one Were ever a upon end of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, hath been heard like it? "The challenge that God makes to his people, speaking through Moses, the man of God, is to show another event in all the annals of history that can compare in significance with what took place at Mount Sinai a law so revealed to a nation as that received by Israel, 'God speaking out of the midst of fire?' people led so wonderfully, a nation taken from thc midst of another na or Was ever And the object of Thc an tion—'by trials, by signs by ders, and by a mighty hand, and by outstretched arm, and by great terrors, according to all that Jehovah your God did for you in Egypt be fore your eyes?' this wonderful leadership? an t swer follows, 'Unto thee it was showed, that thou mightest know that Jehovah he is God.' But knowing Jehovah as God is more than mere intellectual assent. In the words of our text, such knowledge commands the heart, the soul, the might. Our God is to be loved be cause he first loved us and true love is evidenced by a full surrender to the object loved; an unquestioned obedience to the law which the Di vine Heart and the Divine Mind— Jehovah God—reveals as his will for all God-begotten children. "Note well the motive bark of thi revelation at Sinai. Moses speaking of that motive says, 'Because he (Je hovah God) loved thy fathers, there fore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out with his pres ence, with his great power, out of Egypt.' The first great lesson that God taught his people was his love for them. 'For God so loved the world!' that is the motive hack of every act of God in this world. Hu man agencies are drafted through whom that revelation of his love, his eternal purpose, and his law shall be expressed. Down thc path of time that divine voice has ever been active, and his people have never lacked for guidance. Every experience of the race may be interpreted as thc ulti mate result of God's voice leading his people from the midst of difficulty and despair, by wonders, by war, by trials, by signs, by groat terrors, by his mighty outstretched arm toward the promised land of spiritual emanci pation. Dont GIVE your furs away / Get SHUBERT prices for them - the highest of the season ! I I I I F you have not shipped to SHUBERT" yet this season — try "SH UBERT"—NOW— get some REAL prices—the highest of the season. We want every Coyote—Muskrat— Weasel —and all other furs you can trap or buy — we'll make it PAY YOU WELL. Ship quick while our demand lasts. Take advantage of these better prices. SPECIAL FLAT PRICES! Idaho run $12.00 to $10.00 1.35 to 1.25 to I ill » 7/r Coyote Muskrat t'e&2's I ••Afe Weasel % 1.00 .90 ' 6 : Three prices for original collections of seasonable furs, consisting of proper percentages of ell sires and grades. Cut this ad out end enclose It with your furs. 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The old theology that taught and still teaches total deprav-j itv—that is, it is still taught in spots is passe How often upon my cars has that accent of hopelessness fallen self-pitying evangelist dwells at length on the theme so dear to his heart 'this poor, lost world!' when some Scarcely had this ted with men when the Creator estab hshed a medium of communication fa • creature* and the divine will has never been absent from the mind and heart of mankind. Paul clearly establishes this truth in his letter to thc Romans, i:20: 'For thc invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, his everlasting power and di even vinity; that they may be without excuse. The last phrase, 'that they may be without excuse,' applies to all who with impunity break thc command ments, or rather, disobey the com mandments of God. 'break' a commandment of God; the commandment breaks him, whosoever he may be, who thinks by insubordin ation he may fashion this world's af fairs according to his own caprice. God's love for thc race he put here looks out for that. He will punish, he will cause to suffer, no end of cal amity may come upon certain indi viduals, races, nations or generations. But thc blame for it all lies with man himself. The world is in a bad way dif No one can ferent statement than to declare that thc world is lost and hopeless and fit to be destroyed by the wrath of God. When God called Abraham from L'r of the Chaldees, it was thc love of thc Father implanting in thc heart of his servant that imperishable prom ise that through him all nations were to he blessed, not cursed, called Moses from the land of thc burning bush, when he sent him as the leader of Abraham's descendents, now numbering three million souls, when from thc midst of awful detonations of thunder and thc glare of inter mittent lightnings, mighty symbols of creative energy, Moses received that inspiration which gave to thc world thc Sinaitic code, God, the loving Father, was still further establishing his leaven of righteousness in the hearts of men that peoples innumer able might bo saved and not damned. So thc first lesson that Israel learned at Sinai was the meaning of God's eternal lovingkindness. Now get thc significance of the character of God revealed in the Ten Commandments Thc first commandment necessarily forbade idolatry and directed atten tion to the oneness of God—mono theism as against the prevailing poly theism of thc nations. Bowing down to any image whatsoever, any symbol of divinity is specifically forbidden for God is a spirit, and they that worshp him must worshp him in spirit and in truth. Thc pure spirituality with whch Jehovah must be worship ped aright is made clear in these re markable words. Dcut. iv;12: 'And Jehovah spake unto you out of the midst of thc fire: ye heard thc voice of words, but ye saw no form; only ye heard a voice.' The same chapter, verse 16, adds as the compelling reason wl\y God spoke as a voice and did not appear as a form, 'lest ye corrupt yourselves and When God make you a graven tmmage form ot any figure. I have always been thankful that we have no hke ness ot Jesus, and all représentât.«« of him are but hgments ot the tmag.n ation. But even so multitudes ot pco- j !>le today must bow down and cros. themselves before pictures, images and icons, most of them hideous repre sentations of him who died that men. might he freed from ceremonial hum buggery. Pure religion and undefilcd before God and man does not need an elaborate machinery of worship to, proclaim its sacred truths. We need! an emancipation today from those cc-| clesiastical forms that hinder rather. than help toward an understanding of thc message of the divine voice. "Following hard after thc procla (nation of the oneness and spiritual character of Jehovah, we next have a declaration of the motive back of all divine rule. T, thc Lord thy God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of thc fathers upon the children, and up thc third and fourth generation on of them that hate me, but showing loving kindness under a thousand generations of them that love me and keep my commandments.' You will note the difference in thc reading I have given you of this com mandment compared with the familiar text of thc King James ver But the emphasis is placed more sion. beautifully in the marginal reading of the American Revised version. The inivuity of men is punished even unto the third and fourth generation of ha bitual law-breakers; but to those who obey the law of God lovingkitldness is shown to them and their posterity unto a thousand generations, or all eternity "Oh my friends." concluded the Judge, "if you learn nothing else from this lesson never forget the two great est truths upon which all thc others hang, that God is spirit, and that his lovingkndness to us endures forever and a day! These were the two greatest lessons that Israel learned at Sinai. WORN NERVES Nervous troubles, with backache. Dizzy spells, queer pains and irregular kidneys, give reason to suspect kidney weakness and to try the remedy that has helped your neighbors. Ask your your neighbor! Mrs S. T. Judd. S. Kimball Ave, and Everett St., Caldwell, says: "A severe cold settled in my kidneys and my back pained intensely. When I j moved around, lightning-like pains shot through thc small of my back and my hack hurt so I had to sit down. I was nervous and many small spots blurred my sight. No rest was de rived from my sleep and I was al ways tired. Thc excessive action of my kidneys prompted me to look for a good remedy. I purchased Doan's Pills at the Botkin Drug store and they drove all signs of thc com plaint away." Price 60 cents, at all dealers. Don't simply ask for kidney remedy—get Doan's Pills—the same that Mrs. Judd had Foster-Milburn Co.. Mfrs.. Buf falo. N. Y. The Postman brings Red Envelopes to Hundreds of Our Customers Feb. 1. j. Ki^i J'r h These Red Envelopes are in the mail every 3 months earning money from Idaho Power Company to folks who have invested in the Company's Pre ferred Stock. If you owned only 10 shares of this stock, you would be en titled to receive 870.00 a year. These payments we make every 3 months to our stockholders are called "dividends. And we have paid dividends every 3 months without a break since the first shares were issued over 7 years ago. Next Dividend Date <: % r 1 #■ ^ \ UmB s f U\ 1 ■ m ! <! tf i v/\ Win ' -! Ht - Wt '/J, I JL MAY 1st ü J/ is m Shares are for sale at our offices or through any of our employes. Idaho Power Company Tear Out and Mail V ! —' iL •/ , V, « ih' < If 7 < » ; s svH i ' /j? r. > y p f L S y! '■■4M c ' J FRICK BOOKLKT (XHTPO.V Idaho Power Company, Qcnoral Offiro, Boise. Idaho. I , "w HPml mp fr, <> ''OPT of illustrated book nr' ^ P0Wpr to Vnur Money" nnd more information about your slock. Name. Street . City. imh K'i 1 m m Wi r* A V v, c »O v » //, Vjv, ««-A WS , . . Washington—Seventy-five hundred a vear and milage. How to live on do||ars a ywr in Washington, That is tlu . problem which is cudgel jnjf , ht . brains ui thl members or rou Sock' Gossip At V. hingt!» By Sally Gordon seventy-five hundred greM of thc United States of America, j whjIe thcy art . talking about Tea pot i>o TO e. their minds wander td' thou( ,j,* of whether the demands oft Washington official life will "go into" i $7500 and still "leave over" enough to j, U y sbocs for the child. course there arc thc rich, i ns tance. Representative Longworth of Q b j 0 has some inheriter means has Mrs. Alice Roosevelt Longworth. This means that their $7500 For So his wife. is more or less "velvet." have a house and entertain in it. Longworth is one of thc few who arc in position to hold what might be called a salon. The wit and power and fashion of the world gather under They can Mrs. her roof, and many of the most amus well as the most important ■ng as stories and rumors of political life come out of her door. Senator Lodge is another of those whose salary is of small consequences in his household budget. Senator Kel logg could not have been made Am bassador to Great Britian if he had not possessed independent means, be cause the high cost of living has struck London, and the U. S. income tax col lector does not excuse a citizen- just because he is abroad on public husi ness. Senator Lawrence C. Phipps of Colorado, is thc son of a poorly-paid Presbyterian preacher. He acquired wealth through thc influence of his Uncle Henry Phipps, a partner with i Andrew Carnegie in the all-powerful steel company of Pittsburg- He is the Croesus of thc Senate and is fre quently called: "The third senator from Pennsylvania" because of his activities in behalf of that state. When he was campaigning in Colo rado his income was reputed to be a million and a half a year. He ac knowledged that his campaign cx IU Z ; » . BATTERIES Batteries Fully Recharged in 6 to 8 hours ; Bosch Ignition System for Fords Installed. $12.75 BATTERY AND ELECTRICAL ; EwORK, TIRES, VULCANIZING * 5 BOCOX EXIDE BATTERY ^ STATION Phone 168« 820 Arthur St. penses in that contest amounted to June hundred and twenty-seven thou which is eighty-two on sand dollars, thousand dollars more than he will in a salary during his six year receive term. His home in Washingtn is located exclusive Woodley Road. He owns a mansion in Denver, a home ^ in Caliofrnia and a hunting (Continued on Page Three) Where the Railroad Dollar Goes Wà all the money tin* railroads take in ia Railroads do a Practically immediately put hack into circulation, large volume of business on Out of every dollar earned froiy operation by the railways of the United Stales, there was absorbed in 1922, by a narrow margin of not income. . 44.4 cents Wages and Salaries Fuel.. Other operating and maintenance expenses (in cluding such items as rails and ties, loss and damage) —.—.-. Hire of equipment and joint facility rents Net Operating Income 9 4 25.6 5.4 . l.S 13.7 100.0 " Out of this 13.7 cents of net operating income, 12.2 cents went for interest on bonds ami other fixed charges, leaving 1.5 cents for stockholders. Adding (>.9 cents ot income from outside sources, net corporate income was 8.4 cents, of which'4.9 cents was paid in dividends, leaving 3.5 cents available for appropriations and surplus. Dross earnings of the railroads in 1922 were $1,567, 000,000 more than in 1917. too, was immediately paid out again, as follows: $918,000,000 in added wages to railroad employes 135,000,000 in added cost of coal, mostly miner's wages 122,000,000 for additional taxes 500,000,000 additional for materials and supplies largely representing wages Thc stockholders and bondholders of the railroads got none of the increase. This $1,567,000,000 and more It is significant that good times are always coincident with heavy buying on the part of thc railroads and that bad limes are periods of light railway purchases. Thc Union Pacific System is one of the most important enter prises west of the Missouri River. Its nearly 50.000 employes, and their families, constitute a buying power which is the main reliance of many businesses. Thc purchases of the Union Pacific System from firms located on the System, or which have offices on our lines, aggregate millions of dollars each month. Thc railways arc planning to spend hundreds of millions of new money during 1924 to better serve the public. "Our transportation movement during 1923 is thc outstanding in dustrial accomplishment of the year. The waste of the year 1920 with its car shortages, its derangements of price levels, stoppage of industry, probably amounted to not less than a billion of dollars, and the American people and no economic fabric could have stood that loss that did not have a total income in excess of sixty billions. One great contribution to the business stability of the past year has been thc fact that we have had a free and regular and orderly move ment of transportation."—From address by Secretary of Commerce Herbert C. Hoover. January 9. 1924. i. ('. R. DRAY, Omaha, Nebraska February I. 1924 President. 6 UNION PACIFIC SYSTEM ;> CHAMBERLAIN5 COUGH_RLM E D ' AIDS NATURE Medicines that aid nature arc always Chamberlain's Cough It allays thc cough, relieves the lungs, ai ; most effectual. Remedy acts on this plan. expectoration, opens thc secretions a- d j d < nature in restoring the system • Thousands ha.-e 'i ry healthy condition, '^-d to its good qualities. when you ;:a.'c a cough or cold.