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GOD Muuum, tlk* Kin(, Offered* Up Hie Son BY THE "HIGHWAY AND BYWAY PREACHER (Copyright. 1*0*. by Ut Author. W.AUwn.} Scriptural Authority.—2 Chron. Chapter 33, and Apocryphal Book of Manasses* Prayer. Moloch the Fire Ood.—The fire rod Moloch, to whom King Manasseh offered kla eons, and which sin present* one of the blackest record* In the life of the wicked king, was the tutelary deity of the children of Ammon, and essentially Identical with the Moabltlsh Chemoah. Fire gods appear to have been common to all the Canaanlte. Syrian and Arab tribes, who worshiped the destructive ele ment under an outward symbol, with the most Inhuman rites. Among these were human sacrifices, purifications and or deals by fire, devoting of the first born, mutilation, and vows of perpetual celi bacy and virginity. According to Jew ish tradition, the Image of Moloch was of brass, hollow within, and was situ ated without Jerusalem. Klmchl (on 2 Kings 23 10). describes It as "set within seven chapels; and who so offered fine flour they opened to him one of them; who so offered turtle doves or young pigeons they opened to him two; a lamb, they opened to him three; a ram, they opened to him four; a calf, they opened to him five; an ox. they opened to him six: and to whoever offered his son they opened to him seven. And his face was that of a calf, and his hnnds stretched forth like a man who opens his hands to receive of his neighbor; and the priests took the babe, and put It In tho hands of Moloch, and the babe gave up the ghost, amidst the noise of the heating of drums that the dyle* cries of the child might be drowned.” ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦* ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ SERMONETTE. Idolatry was the great sin of the Jewish nation, and plunged It to its destruction. The first two commandments of the de calogue read: “Thou shalt have no other Gods before me. “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven Image, or any likeness of anything that is In heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is In the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fath ers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate mej and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my com 1 .•/.■vrdr.ients." The Psalmist says: “Con founded be all they that serve graven images, that boast them selves of idols.” Paul, realizing that idolatry is a heart condition rather than an external expression and is prev alent in degree if not in kind to-day as In the ancient days, writes this warning: “Neither be ye idolators, as were some of them; as it is writ ten. The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play, neither let us commit fornica tion, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt the Lord, as some of them tempted and perished by the serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer. Nov/ these things happened un to them by way of example; and they were written for our ad monition, upon whom the ends of the ages are come. Where fore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. Wherefore my beloved, flee from idolatry.” This definition of Idolatry by Paul: “For this ye know of a surety, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous man which is an idolator hath any inheritance In the kingdom of heaven.” The closing admonition In the first letter of the Apostle John is: “Little children, keep your selves from idols.” ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ i ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ THE STORY. way! Make way! The lfl king Is coming.” I he words of the heralds sounded through the streets of Jerusalem and caused the gathered throngs to press hack on either side against the walls »f the buildings, leaving a clear pas •ageway in the center down which in the distance could be seen coining the royal procession. First came the trumpeters, the clear musical notes of their horns sounding above the shouts of acclaim of the people and the tramp, tramp, tramp of the horses' feet. As the royal chariot came opposite the point where the street broadened Into a kind of square, affording the people a vantage point, r.nd which was now banked with eagvr faces, cheer after cheer rent the air. "The prince! The prince!” The throng shouted and in response to the cry the king bent down and lifting in his arms the fair young child riding at his sid** he held him aloft. He clapped his chubby little hands and gurgled In great glee ns his father held him up, and this pleased the pen pie immensely Rnd with renewed shouts they hailed the king and the beautiful prince. The royal party was on Its way to pny homage to the gods whose high places had been set up within Jeru salem, and where ceremonial worship ■was carried on in all the voluptuous ness £nd spl« ndor. of the nations •bout Kin* Hezeklafc. Manassas' father, had left a prosperous and extensive kingdom, and from the moment of hla accession to the throne at 12 years of age, Manasses had displayed a pas Blon to be possessed of all the glorr and magnificence of the nations about him and had encouraged the introduc tion of every form of idolatrous wor ship to Jerusalem, setting up the mages of gods and bringing thither the priests to perform the rites. With in the past year he had caused to he set up a great brazen image of Moloch, the fire god. and had displayed an un usual Interest in establishing and per fecting this form of worship. On this particular day a new cnapel to the god was to be dedicated, and ev *-'r> priest in his full regalia was prea ent to help carry out the service. The great brazen image stood on a high mound and a long flight of steps led up at the side so that the priest would able to reach tha immense oub Btretched arms and place therein the offerings which the people brought 1 he image was hollow and was so ar ranged that the fire which the priests kindled within would heat the arms and hands to a white heat, and con sume the offerings therein. Around the great image there had been erect ed six beautiful chapels, each stand ing for a degree In the worship of the Rod. To tho one offering fine flour the door of the first and simplest chap el was opened and he was Initiated in to the first rites and fellowship wifi the' mighty fire god. To the one offer ing turtle doves or young pigeons, the door of the second chapel was opened and he was accorded a closer fellow ship. The third chapel was opened to the one offering a lamb, tho fourth to him who offered a ram. tho fifth tc him who offered a calf, and the sixth to him who offered an ox. To this last structure which had Just been completed by the builders that week, the king directed his steps aftei leaving the chariot which had stopped on the outer rim whero the chapelk had been placed. Yea, It is well that the King is the first to open the door of this, the sixth chapel devoted to the worship of the great Moloch,” said the priest as he received the king and conducted him to the doorway. To one side could be seen the ox which had been provided for the king's offering, and at a signal from the priest, the attend ant plunged in his knife to the heart of the beast and as the animal sank to the ground almost without a groan so deftly had the vital spot been struck—the door before the king and the priest swung open, apparently of Its own volition. '‘Come," said the priest. “Again by thy devotion thou shalt please the great Moloch, and win his continued favor. Six chapels hast thou already caused to be erected for him, and there still remalneth one to be set up to test thy devotion.” And as the priest spoke the words, his eyes fixed themselves upon the little prattling child who had trotted in by the side of the king. The father, following the eyes of the priest, looked fondly down into the beautiful face of the child as it was lifted up in confidence to his own, and his cheek paled as intuitively ho caught the thought and meaning of the priest. “A seventh chapel?" he faltering!y questioned. “Yea, thy nation cannot be said to know and serve the great God Moloch until the seventh and last chapel hath been built and to whom should Its doot first swing to give entrance but to the king himself?” “True, but how can I?” and a shud der shook the form of the king. “Itut canst thou expect favor from the god from whom thou wouldst with hold thy best treasure?” Nothing more was said, but the next day the order was sent the prleRt that the seventh chapel should be built and it was noised through the city and nation that the king was to make the great offering to Moloch, and at the appointed time, after the chapel had been completed a great concourse of people came together in the placo where Moloch stood. The arms and great hands relentlessly outstretched were glowing with the intense heat which burned Within. The eyes of the people were fixed upon them with an awful fascination, which was only broken by the cry: “The king? The king!” as the royal chariot rolled up amidst the blast of the trumpeters. Down the marble laid Isle came the king and by his side the little son. whose hand lay confidently in that of | his father. A Rasp of intense feeling swept over the concourse of people as one of the attendant priests came forward to take the little boy while Manasses, fhe king, turned with the high priest and ascended the steps to the last chapel. With neither look to the right hand or the left, but a blank, intense awful stare direct before him the kin* stood before the closed door, the priest re maining impassive by his side, Hy this time the priest bearing the boy had ascended the steps by the side of the great Image, An intense, awful silence had fallen upon the people. They did not even so much as breathe. The rustle of the priest’s robe was the only sound which came as he raised the boy aloft Then a terrific burst of music from trumpet and drum wftieh drowned the tiny shriek of the I ofcild and the groan of the peo ple, And with it the door swung open before the king and half stumbling, half felling, he crossed the threshold and collapsed In a swoon. ‘•Yea," spake the priest, ns the king recovered consciousness, "thou haru graciously honored the great Moloch, and a hundred to-day have In the ! frenzy of devotion followed tby ex ample. Great Is Moloch." Designs of Merit r I AWN-DRESS.—Of course, this dress Is made up without lining hi elthei A- bodice or skirt. Our model is in white lawn, but colored lawn or whit* spotted or printed muslin would be equally suitable. The skirt, which 1b slightly full at the waist, has a deep-gathered flounce thnt is trimmed with insertion; It Is gathered at the top, then set to Inser tlon. which Is Joined to the edge of Bklrt below the three tucks; the top ir gathered to a waist band fnstMied at the back.. The bodice is cut to the waist, nnd is Joined to top of sklrt bnnd; it haE a yoke of open-work embroidery outlined with insertion; the lawn is tucked three times between band and yoke. The lawn sleeves are also tucked, the tight-fitting lower parts being of embroidery to match the yoke. The waist band fastens at the side under a rosette, from which hangs e knotted end finished with tassels. Materials required: 10 yards lawn 36 Inches wide, 1* yards embroidery 18 lncnes ^ido, about 8^ yards Insertion. Design for Linen.—Here is u semi-princess dress of linen in a soft shade of Pink Th«» front panel, thnt extends the whole length of skirt and bodice. IB edged outs do with embroidery edging about two inches wide; this is set under a beading of embroidery, through which narrow ribbon is threaded; the skirt is tucked twice above the hem at sides and back; and the fulness nv ra,i I "'f, “ tJny,t‘,cks extending over the hips; tucks are also made cner the shoulders, and in sets of three round the sleeve. The fastening Is in center back. * Hat of fancy crinoline, trimmed with ribbon and ostrich feather tics Materials required: for the dress, 7 yards 42 inches wide. 4 yards ern broidery, 4 yards insertion. ^ m WAYS OF CLEANING CHIFFON. Material Requires Care In Cleansing, and Some Time Must Be De voted to -he Work. Chiffon should to washed In Bonp lather by carefully rolling and press ing between the hands, then rinsed In clean water and stiffened in gum wa ter, one tablespooaful to a quarter of a pint of water. Roll In a cloth to absorb Rome of the moisture, but It must not be too dry when it is Ironed. To iron chiffon, it must be placed on the table wrong side up and Ironed along the selvedge, as ironing across would displace the fibers and destroy the appearance of the delicate fabric. When the chl/fon is being Ironed it ought to be held tightly up in front of the Iron to remove crinkles that are produced by washing and to make It quite even and smooth. Chiffon ties with a natural crepon crinkle should not be ironed, but In stead the ends should be pinned out on a table, the tie Just stretched enough to permit of the crinkles fall ing into their natural shape. When dry fold It without pressing the folds lu, air and put carefully away. LINGERIE WAIST. 1\ Dnlntjr waist. of linen batiste made *ltb groups of forks and elaborately trimmed with embroidery and cluny lare Hat Brim* Turned Up. Hat* are turned up at all angle* around the brim, and the small hata are made by turning up the brim of an ordinary size hat very sharply at earh aide, while the brim In front sod at the bark la quite narrow; sometimes the brim Is turned up at the right side (while the trimming Is exclusively on the left), and some times at the bark. CHIFFON FOR THE SLEEVES. Gives Right Touch to the Transpar* ent Materials So Popular in Hot Weather. The fashion of wearing transparent sleeves Is certainly a comfortable one during warm weather; hence Its great popularity, for these sleeves cover every type of arm Imaginable—arms ho fnt they resemble small bolsters thin arms, white arms and sallow oneH. Indeed, until one lias spent half nti hour in the shopping district it is hard to believe there could bo such a variety of nrins. The fashion may be a pretty fine as well as a comfort able one if the wearers would only back the sleeves with a thin white chiffon or mousselino de sole. This tone may be used whether the sleeves uro white, black or a color. A novelty in parasols is being shown by a Broadway house that will appeal to patriotic young women. The covering is of the regulation tan kha ki. embroidered with emblems of ths different regiments in scarlet mercer ized thread. Another novelty displayed at ths name shop is a line of very pretty raf fia belts at $1 each. For wear with a tan linen or a pongee frock these rafflla accessories are considered very smart.—Washington Htar. To Stretch Curtains. 1 se a quilting frame or a curtain stretcher converted into a quilting frame by tacking strips of ticking or any heavy material doubled to Inch width on the inner edges of the frame where pins have bt*»n. Temporarily pin the curtains on four corners and at intervals on side, then sew them on, instead of pinning them, with a basting stitch. Heallopcd edged cur tains can be sewed on two at a time and three or more plain edged ones. Tt is surprising to see no peaks In scallops or straight edges and with less labor and time spent and wph no Rore fingers. The Scarf, There •» no end to the variety of tho scarf. A remarkably pretty one was in a soft tone of pale blue, tho enda embroidered In graduated gold Kpota. Another was In a curiously patterned green gauze, with blue in It. This was bordered with dull si|. ver gauze laid on In a flat band ull round, and hemstitched. Even more curious is a gray gauze with the end* embroidered in overlapping scaly* llko those of a fish, but In rnother-o’-pearl, not In the least like the ordinary se quin. but resembling some of the won derful Japanese embroideries of the same kind. Buttons. Buttons covered with the material of the gown on which they are em ploy'd are the latest development. A foulard frock just home from the dressmaker Is trimmed solely with cords covered with the silk UDd with buttons of the same orde*. \ * The Jam Is Rone; w*> Unit ourselves As children nt ths empty shelves Where we have seen nml noticed each Fair queen who wssi declared a peach. And where kings proven under hold As Jelly shook be neath the mold. And now wo sigh with grief un nerved. The Jam was al ways well pre served. Some potentates through stress and strife Have been In pickle all through life. And some, Impa tient, sharp, and cross. We have considered pepper sauce. But he. the Jam. whs smooth nnd sweet As any Jam you’d like to meet; We sob before the "our Jam could always spread himself!” Although with Ire sometimes ho boiled. T hln Jam wo wall wim never spoiled Anil no dark plotters ever planned lo get him hot and have him canned; Tho food Inapectora always passed I The Jam. but he was called at last— Heath Kttvc our hearts an awful alum " hen It slipped In anil atole the Jam. 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It can be seen, is a young man who has been wooing her for a long time. She abstractedly breaks an Ivory fan into fragments and Is picking her teeth with one of them when *he young man enterH. He parts h'.» nnir away down on one side, wears pearl gray trousers, black frock coat and a puff scarf and otherwise betrays his affection for her. She shudders visi bly and bites her lips. He trembles und scratches his head, then speaks.) He—Mlllicent, will you marry me? She—Harold, I cannot. 1 eloped •with your father this morning. Come to my arms, my son! Says Little Henry. Ma says it Is oflle to think of the poor birds that are sacerflced for hat trimmings but pa says it is oflle to I1"* think of the poor men that have their digestion kicked info their spine by ostriches which they are pulling plooms out of. 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