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UNDER THE WILLOWS.
I s the 'bar old farmhouse and the swards that ‘round It lay; I aw the apple orchard and the gray brown licks of hay; I .- the currant bushes fringing fragrant lioids of wheat— .Avc., all th rustic pictures metn'ry brlni.s to me are ew< *t, II « a to the hazel bushes that I robbed j < ..i ll glow lug fall. But .iu-i beyond the culvert was the dear- : cst spot of all: 'Tn « • there the grand old willow*, that I -till distinctly see, B: id. sifting gulden sunshine through their la«> tops for mo. Tf >■", pr on- beside the singing stream. I : iy and gazed In awe At II the weird, wide wondet world my wondering child eyes saw; Between me and a turquoise sky wltli ulaliaster clouds Th< spider sailors spun their strands and furled their tllmy shrouds; 1 saw. In that enchanted realm of azure, green and white. The gulden-coated orioles tiiat twittered love's delight V hile fashioning a dwelling place to rear their unborn brood. That soon would spread their yellow beaks and clamor for their food. Then, gazing past the willow world with youth's unbridled eyes, 1 turned each sliver cloud Into a palace *n the skies; lla< h palace held a stately king that none but I could see— Tin1 hits of cloud that broke away were chariots sent for me. Sometimes a snow-white fairy clad In shining robes of mist Y euld beckon to mo with her wand—I never could resist; Thin off to Fairyland we’d float, and wondrous sights we'd see— Till some one came and woke me up to call me in to tea. 1 love that dear old farmhouse and the swards that round It lay; I love the apple orchard and the gray brown rick3 of hay; The currant-bordered pathway fringing fragrant tields of wheat— Ay». all the rustic pictures meni'ry brings to me are sweet, b’>n to the stunted hazels that I robbed each glowing fall; But Just beyond the culvert is the dearest spot of nil; There stand the gnarled old willows that I still distinctly see. And* t-lft, as then, the sunshine through their lacy tops for me. - Strickland \V. Gillllan. in N. Y. Sun. f The Iron 1 m Brigade L LA a story of the army »T OF THE POTOMAC « f By GEN. CHARLES KING A 1: Author of Norm to Holt.-' • Tlio Colonel'* 1 I Oatfhur,” " Fort FrayM," Etc. j -V- —_ _ Vcpyrigllt, 1 Wl. by L«. W. UiHiugLiain Co. CHAPTER VI f I.—C'ONTINl'KD. rive seconds more and the error was discovered. Chilton and his platoon Lad taken tli wong road somewhere south of Chantilly and. instead of re joining their squadron, liad stumbled on the pickets. There was more or less eoldier recrimination, lint, quickly a* possible, the wounded officer was born* In a blanket to a neighboring farm house. and a trooper galloped to flainesville for a surgeon. Ladue spent r sleepless and miserable niglit. was ex onerated by his division commander «nd Ptuart when tlie matter was in vestigated next day. but was so utter ly broken tip over the affair that per mission was given him to go bark again and remain with Chilton until he could he moved. Ijfidu°, nearly mad with misery, was hopefully awaiting the eoming of an *n,balance on the third day when his patient suddenly took a turn for the worse. The division surgeon said it would be a serious matter to take him that long ride hack to Warrenton and suggested Ladue's going over to the home of Judge At mislead at Hopewell anti arranging try have the lad moved thither. This was on the eighth of March, and up to noon they had no • ign of soldiers coming from the east or Dorth. •So Paul had gone, never counting on Chilton’s talcing thp bit in his teeth And when late at night he returned to Thornton, weak and weary, lie was aghast to learn that with only his body »< rvant anti a trooper nurse, Chilton bad started southward in the wagon that evening by the Sudley road, bent <>n escaping from the heralded advance <f 'he union blue Despite fatigue and failing strength. Laduo followed. «a jght them at the Henry house, and » as win in that historic wreck con ni.ting the own* r as t»> thf l>i si roads follow while th** farm wagon, with I'* solitary escort was tolling tip the ftJote from th** crossing or the pike. '•h*n all on a .midden th**re came a f loud (if blu t - . ■ : ' '.Y.r southeast, and Mr. Il*nry had bare *V time to hide hi- visitor under th*’ flooring he garret when they were ri)>-rii *iinting by fh<- dozen and Jovially •warming ali over th*- premises. Ano'her moment, t**>. and . >ey had fnrro’.tnded the wagon with It help fr.ss load. Then Aver* II him.seli had fidden up to inveaiig.it**, and fine of flis first orders was that the Henty house and grounds were to he pro tected against ail possibility of pillage #.ud vandalism So it had happened that f*»r two days Patti Ladue lay concealed within th* Henry house once when the guard was changed hearing voices he recog nized as those of men he well knew in his western home. And again the word was passed from the sentries at the front: "Here come the general!” and while the guard (•prang to theiarms. Pan! JL*.iue, cro^flgsadly In the little 1 garret, crept ta u.r w. si war * slai* and peered through a crevice at the coating < a. alcade. All in the uniform of tlielr rani:, in frock coats, belts and sashes, gaunt lets and forage caps, with regulation horse equipments - the general and his little slatf made gallant show as thc\ breasted the slope. There were only five in all. with three orderlies and no escort, blit in three of the five Ladtte saw the fates of men whom ho had looked up to, honored and esteemed, while the face of the fourth was that of the faithful and devoted friend whom lie had loved ns David loved Jonathan. Ladue threw himself upon the floor, so sick at heart that it was a relief to sol) like a homesick child. And so Henry found him. when in his stocking feet, a little later, he climbed the ladder to the loft with wonderous news. Dr. Chilton and his daughter were coming were even then on their way from Warrenton. Much of the early morning of the following day he spent with Rosalie by the side of the wounded boy. Now that Dr. Chilton had gone on in search of the commanding general, hopeful of permission to take his crippled soldier home, the vital question arose. What was to become of Paul? He had no excuse for parole. He had not been grievously wounded. He was there of his own volition, undiscovered, with in the hostile lines, and. though wear ing his new and natty uniform and in no sense a spy. still, the lot of southern prisoner in northern hands was a prob lem yet unsolved. Then Rosalie Chil ton, the daring, quick-witted girl, planned the escape so successfully ef fected. Little luggage hail she brought will) her on that hurried journey, hut, soon as it was dusk, she doffed the gown and skirt she wore—even the crinoline, at period of our national life regarded as indispensable to the wardrobe of the gentlewoman—then donned a soft wrapper, and ten minutes later, Paul Ladue. shorn of his new uniform, was attiring himself aloft in the traveling dress of a Virginia belle. He well nigh ruined the whole plan—and crino line—by putting his foot through the flimsy cage as he searched the stairway, but from the floor below came ominous "Hush-sh-sh!" in Rosalie’s tragic tones, and she shook him almost savagely while giving some finishing touches to his toilet. “How dare you he so care less with my best hoop-skirt, sir? Don t you know that's almost the very last one in Virginia?” Then, duly in formed as to the paths in the garden and the exits through the fence, with her shawl over his head and a prayer on her trembling lips she sent him forth, and Jim Ferguson, officer of the guard, bowed to her representative with killing grace—and let him go. Half an hour later Paul had shed his skirts at the stone house, had had a whispered word with Jennings—he of the subsequent demijohn—and. in some old clothes of that worthy and with a note to a farmer friend back of Grove ton, was away on route to Hopewell. By nine lie was in saddle, with a horse borrowed of the farmer friend; by ten he had learned that Judge Armistea-i was at Gainesville, having reached the I hornton farm too late, and there were they both—judge and lieutenant—when the little ambulance train came along in the morning. Sucli was the story of I,adii9's es cape from within the union lines. But the story that agitated at least three men was that of Rosalie Chilton. Why should she have essayed her perilous masquerade? Why should she have left her brother and, in the dress of a confederate officer, before the last of the yankees were clear of the plateau, before Stuart's fellows were sure of the Sudley road why should she have dared that night dash down to the pike? Even in his battered condition Fred Benton found himself pondering over the problem, for lie had heard her father urging her to explain -had heard her implore that father not to press the question now. CHAPTER IX. ESCAPE POSSIBLE. It is by no means a far cry from Manassas to Charlottesville as one takes the swift flight in the cosey parlor car of to-day, but it was a different thing in T,|. bumping, bang ing. behind some wheezy old wood burner, in ram-shackle open platform f ar; yet it was almost heavenly, nftet two days’ tos!-ing and tumbling over the ruts of the Virginia roadways. It was a soft spring morning that saw the gf-nlal doctor's little party ‘ ntrained a* the Rappahannock. Scores of sympathetic fellows in con federate gray surrounded the car to which Lieut. Chilton was borne ami into which Kr *1 M nton. hi« arm in a ('ii?ig and his head still in bandages, was carefully guided. For reasons not then made known to Ills Yankee pa tient, the doctor persisted in treating his case as far more serious than con flit ions seemed to warrant. Constant ly he strove to impress upon Benton the necessity of lying Htill and speak ing as little as possible Rosalie, too, w-as forever bolding up a tapering finger In warning and pursing her soft’ rosy 11 [is In very significant "hush” when he ventured to ask rpiestions or show a disposition to stir. Otherwise she had but little to say to him. and our wounded Badger ls»y had enjoyed the doubtful bliss of watching her hour after hour fluring the long wait at the Junction, hanging about her suffering brother, or with softly flush ng cheek, talking in low, eager tons t i Paul l.ndue, whose melaneholy eyes fa rly brightened. It had been settled tha. he should leave them at Gordon vllb and return to the front, hut at the Rappihannock his own colonel hoarded the train and. nothing at on -e how III and w .m he looked, talked with him Hndly, mass11» aiu- awhile, and w*nt t»«e their division gen eral. soon to be so famous as a corps commander. In ten minutes they were ln>th '.here, the one tall, martial, and with his long, flowing b^ard looking mure like a hero of Norseland or war rior of Aiminius than a soldier of the cavalier south. Even then, before the wrinkles and crows' feet had dug deep about tlie outer corners of Longstreet’s »*y*s. queer little lines would play about them and his bearded lips when hu m rous fancy struck him. and kindly humor seemed never to be far from Hitt genial face until the bitter day thrt cost him Pickett’s grand and de vo.ed division in Hancock’s from at Gettysburg. "I looked to see you in uniform. Miss Chilton.” said he, ‘‘and 1 have yet to learn by what authority you have dis carded the gray. And this. I believe, is the young gentleman you were per sonal ing?” whereat lie shook hands very kindly with the shrinking subul tetn and thought how very n**ar alike they were in stature. “Colonel Moor* t**ils me you are far too ill to resume duty just yet. Mr. Ladue, so I am going to take the responsibility of bid ding you go back to Charlottesville for a week of Miss Chilton's rare. Ah. doctor. I'm glad to see you.” And then two very distinguished Virginians were shaking hands; hut all Fr -d Henton could see of It was the barks of sub ordinate officers clustered about him. They went presently and spoke with young Chilton lying on his mattress along the tops of tin* seals, then cam* straight to the lonely officer—the only GAINING STRENGTH. one In blue, reclining toward the rear end of lhe long vehicle, the object of much silent curiosity hut no intrusion whatsoever, and to the prisoner Long street spoke as couretously as to th»* princess holding her little court in mid car, bidding him be of good cheer. “I)r. Chilton has told us. sir, of your protecting him from indignity at Cen t'eville. and of all tho kindness you did him that night, resulting in your capture. We cannot afford.” and here, tne blue-gray eyes twinkled and the half-hidden lips twitched whimsically “to let so good a soldier get right back to business. Neither can we send so chivalric a foe to Libby—at least so long as he is wounded as you are. Therefore, Dr. Chilton, you will see to his having hospital accommodations, and now. we must have a suitable guard." And here the tall general straightened up. studied earnestly the circle of soldier faces about him until ilie twinkling eves rested on the very sweet and rosy features of the one damsel present. Then briefly and in official tone, he finished. “Miss Chil ton. I appoint you. until further orders, custodian of Lieut, and Aide-de-Camp Benton, of the federal army.” Verily, as Benton wrote at the time, these were the halcyon days of the war. before ever i» had become the grim and deadly earnest they were to know so bitterly and so very soon. 'IJfcfr^er was cleared of all save passengers. the i rain was started before he could find words with which to thank the courtly southern general, and the doctor, bend ing over him. was saying. “You must not discredit my repoht, suh. by look ing so much alive as you do at this moment. I represented your case, suh as one requiring constant attention, otherwise you might have had to go to Richmond.” And po for a day or two these pleasantries- these courtesies of war prevailed. Then all of .Johnston’s men remaining north of the Rappahannock came drifting in before a new forward move of the union force along the rail way. Howard’s strong division cf Sumner's corps sw'epf out In reconnais sance. even as the hulk of McClellan’s army was being directed on Alexan dria for I he now inevitable swing to the Peninsula belween the York and the .fames full details of the ga*iierin:: of every kind of hay and river craft reaching Johnston quite as speedily as 'he> did New York. So that skilled soldier withdrew still further to the line of the Kaptdan where he could is nearer Richmond in case of need. I hen when Hunks should have com* down from the Shenandoah and ‘ cov *ued" Washington, up sprang that rest less, watchful, prayerful Virginia lead er, Jackson, and so stirred the situ ation in the valleys that Hanks and his men had to hurry hark through the mountain passes, and further delays anu complications arose before April s‘‘* In and McClellan could sail for Portiess Monroe, and In all the bustle and exeiti ment, the rumors (lying hither and yon, the marching to and fro of cavalry and fleet-footed infan try. it happened that for lull a fort night Itr. Chilton and this patients, nurse, guard and all, had settled down to something like peace and physical cot lfort at cozy, hoinclWe old Char lottesville, an.I no man sougnt seriously t< hamper or disturb them. Prom (rainesville hr. Chilton had penned a lcit«>r to be sent through tpe lines, notifying the commanding general of • he union force along Hull' Run of Benton's capture after gallaryt effort to cut bis way through, in tj^ course of which he was quits t**ttfhcagh not dangerously wounded—that he was In good hands and would be well cared lor, and this news—a great relief—was j promptly transmitted to Fred's general 1 anil by him telegraphed to the fat western home. On a well-made stretcher lay the cen Iral figure of household and local in- I terest, Lieut. Jack Chilton, slowly but surely gaining strength and spirits with every day. And who wouldn't under similar influences?—for two fair yoting daughters of the old common wealth vied with each other in assidu ous effort to “entertain” the trooper j invalid. Lovely were they both, theso cousins o! the blood, and most c arefully had they been chosen for this special duty by their acknowledged leader, chief of tin* little clan of kinswomen. Brilliant, beautiful anil daring, who of their brave order could lay claim to leadership so long as Rosalie eared to hold It? They followed and obeyed her eagerly, loyally, though in years sh** was but 18, and five. at. least, of the sacred band were her senior*. Svcr since the days of short dresses, i braids and pinafores, she had been dominant among them. Tomboy had they called Rosalie at ten, for she could ride any horse within miles of Charlottesville, and preferred walking stilts, flying kites or running races to the customary allurements of girlhood. She had one envy, one champion, one idol—her brother, barely two years her senior—and apparently but one sorrow—that .she could not do every thing that Jack could, and not for lack of trying. Then as they grew older, and other girls' brothers began showing hither to unsuspected fondness for Jack's So ciety, and coming to see him at all hours of the day, and other gir;ls them selves began making eyes at Jack, hor indifference to the first and her fury at the second were comical to see. And then, when the war came on and V*JT- j ginia sprang to arms and Jtfck to s*d- | die and his first eommisshnt in Jeb Stuart’s famous First cavalry, she was all afire with fervor and patriotism cu the one hand and of mad jealousy of Maud Pelham on the other, for on Maud had Jack cast favoring eyes. And so,when she brought her brother home to nurse and pet and coddle to ■ her heart’s content, while she was all soothing sweetness on the side that showed to him, she fairly bristled on the other—that which all well-favored feminine callers, inquirers and friends must needs encounter when they asked to see him. She established a regular roster book and told off the list of the sacred band—her bench women, in to four “reliefs” of two girls each—one relief only to be on duty each day and no outsiders to be admitted. Needless to say Maud Pelham was not of tile elect, and Jack speedily showed he wished it were otherwise. And so this sweet April morning, with a soft, languorous air playing about the wooded, sun kissed height*, she had two such awfully nice young girls to cheer him, while she herself turned dutifully to anothet wounded officer, a youth in dark blue aim gold who tow* for over aa hour a silent watcher of the merri ment about Chilton’s cot. while he, Fred Benton, sat lonely and longing to get far away. It was not that they were cold, con strained or inconsiderate when speak ing to him, but, the doctor had to be much away now; Lieut. Jack was al ways surrounded by his fair body guard; the one man Benton loved, his boon companion Paul, had gone to re- : loin his regiment, and the one woman who could have made Benton's stay a world of strange, sweet, watching de light wns beginning day after day to show loss inclination to approach him at all. A fortnight of watching that beautiful dark face had done its work. Fred Benton was mending in body, hut not in mind, for doubly now wai he a prisoner [To Be Continued.] No >e«-d to Be .1 onions. Senator Depew tells of a conversa tion between two men of his acquaint ance, one of whom is the husband of an exceptionally handsome woman. It appears that one evening after din ner the second man remarked to the proud husband at a moment when the beauty's attention was given elsewhere, “Old man. your wife is such a beau tiful creature that I wonder you are not jealous of her.” "To tell you th • truth, I am," an swered the husband, frankly and with fine disregard of the attempt of hi* frond to he facetious. "For that rea son I never invite any one hen* that tu.y sane woman could take a fa-pry to ”—Woman’s Home Companion. Dent Ini-Monk and fhr Cope. "I have drawn 2,OOO.r»44 teeth.” said the dentist-monk of Rome recently be- ' fore his death. No charge was made, and the priest worked in the open air In the garden of his monastery, and used no inetru ni*iits but his thumb and forefinger. I.eo XIII. was one of his clients, and Rope Ring IX. said to him once: I>< ar brother. I should like very much to have a tooth pulled hy you.” “Oh. Holy Father!” "But it |g Impossible.” ''Oh! Why?” said the monk. 'Because,” returned the pope qui etly, ”1 have none left to pull Rom* f or. rail Mall Gazette. One I nfni Olijeetlon. “I have considered your proposal.” sain Mrs. Minks, the builder's widow, to the expectant suitor, Mr. Jerry; 1 and I admit that your personal quail- I fleat Ions ar* above reproach, whilst your business knowledge would, I have no doubt, be useful in carrying on my late husband’s trade as a going < on cern.” “Yes,” was the reply. "But there Is one fatal objection. Our pres ent sign-board would have to he al tered, ami I am afraid It would not he to our advantage to chance It .jib ‘Rinks, builder,’ to 'Jerry, b*..>*&.’ Good day."^ London Tit-UK* USE OF DRUGS GOING OUT Increasing Knowledge of the Cauw of Disease Doing Away with Them. Never did the public sobe-drug itself as to-day. The iinaluable method of hypodermic injection, greatly facilitat ing the use of drugs by the medical man. ba« performed a like service—usually, in this case, a grave disservice—for the public, so that homes for the treatment of drug habits spring up and flourish everywhere, says World's Work. Mor phia, cocaine, trional. paraldehyde aud many more claim what appears to be a constantly increasing number of \ic tinio. in all these relatione, then, the drug, so far from being decadent, is in full climax. And yet, in sober, scientific medicine, the drug is decadent. The dis covery and use of active principles in stead of the plants that contain them, aud the employment of hypodermic in jection, though greatly facilitating the abuse of drugs, have led also to a bet ter recognition of their legitimate uses —and that is chiefly a recognition of their limitations. The dajs of the shotgun prescription, containing a dozen different things, of which some two or three might hit the mark, were numbered when scientific study was directed to the normal action of each constituent of every drug. An-1 with the direction of individual study to individual drugs came the discovery that drugs, except in a very few and un mistakable instances, are and can be no more than mere auxiliaries, usually of not more than doubtful utility in the treatment of disease. Wheq you have mentioned quinine in malaria, mercury in another disease, iron in anemia, and sodium salicylate in rheumatic fever, you have practically exhausted the list of drugs which have a specific action in disease. Hut the discovery of the causes of dis ease has done even more for the humilia tion of the drug. It Is found that the active cause needs certain predisposing causes to prepare the soil for the ac cursed seed. And among such predis posing causes we observe the potency of bad air and deficiency of light. Then there comes that remarkable revelation of the obvious—that fresh air is worth all the drugs in all the pharmacopoeias put together, and multiplied by all the exertions of all the German chemists yet unborn. The point I want to make is the inherent improbability that this, that or the other plant shall provide a cure for a disease the cause of which has nothing w hatever to do with the plant. The only indisputable exception to the irrelevance of plants In the cure of dis ease is furnished by quinine in malaria, and there, as it happens—for it is a palpable fluke—the drug is directly lethal to the minute animal parasite which causes the disease. All but useless to cure disease, drugs are often very valuable in aiding the patient to cure himself. They are also very valuable in relieving symptoms—a power which explains the absurd faith formerly put in. drugs, and still dis played by so many. Thus it is that w hile there are many drugs and doubtless many more to come, which are of im mense service in medicine when prop erly used, the experienced physicians who teach in the great schools of medi cine are ever more urgently impressing upon the student the importance of treating causes and not symptoms. WILL BE WORLD CAPITAL. New York City to Become the Leading Financial and Commer cial Center. It takes ages to cnange the commer cial and financial center of the world. When one is once established It shirts tardily and only long after It has ceased to be the most convenient place for the greatest number of people, says the Kansas City Journal. There have been but a comparatively few such centers in the history of commerce. For cen turies their location was on the Mediter ranean sea or its tributaries. Carthage. K .me. Constantinople, Vienna. followed one another at long intervals. With the growth of the Anirlo-Saxon and Ger manic races and the development ot ocean traffic the location shifted to northern Europe. Then came Bruges. Antwerp, Amsterdam and finally Lon don. where it still remains. But the signs of the times now point to another change. The United States holds one-fourth of the world's stock of gold and controls over one-third of the world's banking power. In round fig ures the world s supply of gold is $2,500.* 200,000. Of this the United States holds $1,320,400,000. The world's banking power is approximately $33 008,000,00°. Of this $ I 826,000,000 belongs to the United States During the last decade the United States has gained 168 47 per cent, in this particular to the 82.">7 per cent, gain of ail combined foreign na tions. If this rate continues, and It seems that it will, then London must eventual I) yield her primacy to some city in the United States. New York will. Of course, be that city, owing to its marvelous ad vantage*. due to Its access to the lakes through the Erie canal to the converg ence there of most of Uic transconti nental railroads and to its superior situ ation as a port for European trade. His Theory. "If I were a rumor." said the poor but honest young man. "I would probably be able to win the heiress in a walk." "Why do yon say that?” queried the dense friend. "Because," explained the other, "a rumor soon gains currency, you know - —Chicago News. Polyandric RAce Dying Out. The race of Todas. in India, which practices polyandry (one wife having two or more husbands), which was 100.000 strong a century ago, has dwin dled to 101 persons. I Jesus Wins His I I First Disciples I jl Sunday School Lesson lor Jan. 15.1935 1 I Prepared by the “Highway and V I Byway" Preacher. I im, by J. a IUmiii ) I-ESSON TEXT.—John 1.35-51; memory verst7-!. -10, 1! GOLDFN TEXT.—“Thou art the Son of »Jcii: ‘ Thou art the King ot Israel.—Juat 1:49. TIME —The seeo'.d day aftt r the visit to John of the 'ie' -gallon front JerusaW rn and if" nex; atter John had pointed out Jesus us the "Lamb of Clod.'' PLACE- Probably the same as that of last lesson. A REMINDER —Again let us repeat John IV.31 keening it in mind as we stud) and t.aeh tl •• lesson.. Jf Andrew (v. 41) and Philip tv. 45) and Nathaniel tv 19) coa.J so readily accept and believe in the Christ how read) we ought to be to receive and believe In Him. with l.IOb > ears ot mar velous revelations of the Christ to encyur* age and strengthen our fttith. The Lesson Outline. THEME —Finding J.sus, I —Seeing Jesus.—vs 35, 36. tl) By Waiting.—v. 35. * <2. By Watching.—v. 36. (3) By Testify lag.—v. 36. 11.—Following Jesus —vs. 37-39. tl) They Heard —v. 37 (2) They Heeded.—v 37. (3) They Were Observed.—v. 3V (It They Were Questioned.—v. 38. 15) They Were Invited.—v. 33. Ill —Serving Jesus.—vs. 40-42 tl) By Seeking Others.—v. 41. 12) By Speaking of Jesus.—v. 11. (3) By Bringing to Jesus.—v. 42. IV. —Found by Jesus.—vs. 43-46. iit Won to Dlscipleship.—v. 13. (2) Put to Service.—v. 45. (2> The Personal Testimony.—v. 45. 14) Question of an Honest Doubter.—y. 46. (5) A Simple Answer.—v. 46. V. —Known by Jesus.—vs. 47-48. tl) The Heart Revealed.—v. 47. (2) The Position Seen.—v. 48. VI. —Encouraged by Jesus.—vs. 49-51. (1» The Testimony of Faith.—v. 49. 12) The Reward of Faith—A Promise of Larger Revelation.—v. 50. (a) A Vision of Heaven.—v. 51. (b) A Vision of Angels.—v. 51. (c) A Vision of Christ's Glory.—v. 5L Comparing scripture with Scripture. I. Seeing Jesus. (1) by Waiting, v. 35.—Pa. 27:14; 62:5; 130:5.6. The wait ing Christian shall see Christ.—1 Thess. 1:10; 2 Thess. 3:5. (21 By Watching, v. 36.—1 Thess. 5:6; Pet. 4:7; Col. 4:2. Commanded by Jesus—an oft-repeated injunction.— Matt. 24:42; 25:13; Mk. 13:34-37; Luka 21:36. (3) By Testifying, v. 36. — Zech. 8:16; Matt. 10:27; Acts 18:9; Titus 2:1, 15; 43:10; Acts 1:8. John's faith ful testimony won two disciples for Jesus at once.—Prov. 25:11; Prov. 15: 23; Is. 50:4. II. Following Jesus. (1) They i Heard, v. 37.—The first step in follow , ing Jesus is to hear th» message. ”A I wise man will hear.”—Prov. 1:5; Is. 55:3; Jas. 1:19. We are commanded to ! hear Jesus.—Matt. 17:5; Is. 6:9, 10. (2) They Heeded, v. 37. — This is the second step, and is proof of the hearing.—I’s. 119:9. They went at once.—Ps. 95:8; 2 Cor. 6:2; Heb. 2:3. (3) They Were Observed, v. 38.— Luke 15:20; John 6:37; Isa. 55:7. (4) They Were Questioned, v. 38.— “What seek ye?” is a question Jesus always asks. There are unworthy motives that prompt one to seek Jesus, sometimes.—John 6:26; Mk. 3; 12. But he never turns one away em > ty.—Heb. 11:6. <5) They Were Invited toJ'Cums and See.” v. 39. Jesus* invitation is always full and free.—Matt. 11:28. III. Serving Jesus. What a sermon there is in these verses 40 to 42! Saved to serve. We may best serve (!> By seeking others.—Prov. 11:30; Jas. ! 5:20; Matt. 6:19; 1 Cor. 9:20-22. I (2) By Speaking for Jesus, v. 11.— Matt. 27; 19,20; Acts 1:8; Matt. 10:32. (3) By Bringing to Jesus. Ho ; brought him to Jesus, v. 42. Com mendable zeal.—Luke 3:18,19. IV. Found by Jesus. (1) Won to Dlscipleship. v. 43. Jesus came info the world to seek and to save the lost. — Luke 19:10. His message to every soul is: "Follow me."—Matt. 16:24; Luka 14:27. (2) Put to 3ervice.—"Philip find eth Nathaniel,” v. 43.—Matt. 9:37,38; John 4:35,36; Phil. 2:13. (3) The Personal Testimony,—“Wo have found Him,” v. 15. John 9:25; Acts 4:20. (4) Question of an Honest Doubter. —"Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" v. 46. Ood Is always ready to answer and satisfy the honest seeker after truth.—Matt. 7:7.8. (5) A Simple Answer, “Come and See.” v. 46.—The settlement of all doubts will he speedily found if the doubter will do as Nathaniel did: Or> anti see Jesus.—Ps 34:8. V. Known to Jesus, (]» The Heart ' Revealed Man cannot know hlH own heart, but Ood knows man perfectly -m Ps. 41:21; 94:11; Acts 15:8. (2> The Position Seen. When w# think our way is concealed. Ood's eve is upon us. Ps. 139:3; Jer 16-if Zech. 4:10. VI. Encouraged by Jesus. (1) The Testimony of Faith, v 19. cf. the testi mony of Peter. Matt. 16:16.17. (2) The Reward of Faith: A Prom ise of Larger Revelation, v. 50.—Faith's reward is always found In deeper. Oili er experiences of Ood's grace anAtruth. - I Cor 2: 9, 10. W "Thou art the Son of Ood. Thou art the King of Israel." Faith suddenly sprung up within Nathaniel's heart rus he yielded to the leading and conviction of the Holy Spirit, and gave utterance to this noble testimony. The heart led the head, and Is the safer guide, "for w ith the heart man heileveth unto right eousness ” How thD testimony must have cheered and comforted Jesus' heart. How It must have enlarged the spirit ual perceptions and strengthened Na thaniel's faith. If yru believe In Jertia tell Him so. It will strengthen the bond linking you to Jesus, and enlatge tha borders of your spiritual life,