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Late Incidents
Gathered from
Over the State
Improvements at Hampton now un
der way will exceed $100,000.
The town of Traer has bought an
electric light plant at a cost of $33,
000
James Flockhart, Boone, shot
'through the hand»while cleaning his
gun, died of gangrene.
In proportion to the population
there are more' Carnegie libraries in
Iowa than in any other state.
The price of coffee has advanced
to 10 cents a cup in all Des» Moines
hotels, and many cafes have follow
ed suit.
Sanford Mickelson of Slater Hied
of lockjaw at Kennedy, Minnesota.
He was bitten by a dog suffering
from rabies.
Dr. John L. Hillman has accepted
the presidency of Simpson college
at Indian ola which was tendered him
by the board of trustees.
Bernhardt Boger, of Independence,
died of lockjaw, which developed
from injuries sustained in a motor
cycle and automobile collision.
An alleged woman forger, who ia
alleged to have cashed checks total
ing $2,070 on six Des Moines firms
last October, has been arrested in
Duluth, Minnesota.
The F. H. Hassler and R. W. Hal
fords "Mabels Jumbo," hog sale at
Manning, was a record breaker. Ma
bels Jumbo and twenty-nine sows sir
ed by or bred to him sold for $3'3,
360, an average of $1,112. This sen
sational boar, 'Mabels Jumbo, went
to Henry Hay of Hillden farm, Dix
on, Illinois, for $18,000, being the
highest price ever paid for a boar in
the sale ring.
A guest at the Fred Ludeking
bome at' Waukon enjoyed tossing an
appie for a pup to retrieve. Not toss
ing it promptly, her attention being
distracted by conversation, the pup
py seized her hand. A little later
she noticed that her diamond ring
was missing. Diamonds are valu
able and going up rapidly. The pup
is now the object of deep solicitude
and Is securely tied up. ,:
Co-operatiive government, formu
lated and applied by the students
themselves, will be introduced at tie
new men's dormitory on the west
side campus of the State university,'
which is being opened for the first
time this fall. On September 29,
when the University of Iowa opens
for the year's work, the dormitory
will be without prescribed regula
tions. Rules will be adopted bjj the
men as necessity arises.
John Shambaugh, former member of
the legislature from Madison county,
died at his home at Booneville, after
suffering an apoplectic stroke from
which fatal paralysis resulted. He
was born in 1848 in Ohio and in 1872
settled on the farm on which he bad
lived ever since and where he died.
He would have been 71 years of age
in October. One son survives, Jac
ob- Shambaugh, who formerly resid
ed in 'Montana and now lives in Adel.
The threshers at the Anamosa pris
on farms have finished threshing
mpre than 8,000 bushels of grain.
From the 100 acres planted in wheat
an average of twenty-five bushels to
the acre was the result. Oats yield
ed forty bushels barley twenty-nine
and rye twenty-two bushels'. About
fifty prisoners were given the free
dom of the open and worked well
and faithfully caring for the farm of
more than 2,000 acres.
The Alfalfa and Cereal Milling
company of Sioux City announced
that a flour mill and cereal plant cov
ering thirty-two and one-half acres
will lje built on the east side of the
Floyd river. It is asserted the plant
will cost $2,500,000, will furnish work
for 5,000 people and have a capacity
of more than 10,000 barrels of mill
products each day. The contract for
the buildings has been awarded and
a large force of men is alrea.dy clear
ing the ground.
After more than*a year and a half
in France as a Y. M. C. A. worker
with the French army and later as
a professor in an American universi
ty, Prof. Stephen H. Bush, heacT of
the department of romance lan
guages at Iowa, is home again. Prof.
Bush wears the croix de guerre for
bringing in wounded men from No
Man's Land before Amiens last sum
mer. His victory ribbon bears five
stars for a* many major engage
ments at the front.
A record for aged bridegrooms wai
established at lirfarshalltown. Noah
P. Stevenson, a member of the Iowa
Soldiers' home, 84 years old, marri
ed Mrs. Nancy E., Hostetter. The
bride is much her husband's junior,,
being only 65 years old.
A pardon has been refused De For
est Fairbanks, from the state peni
tentiary. About eight years ago, an
other effort to secure a pardon for
Fairbanks failed. Fairbanks was sen
tenced to life imprisonment for com
mitting a murder twenty years ago
in Mitchell county.
SAYS LAW TO STAND
WILSON AGAIN VETOES REPEAL
OF DAYLIGHT MEASURE.
DECLARES COUNTRY NEEDS IT
Realizes Annoyance People Are Sub
•. ^jccted to, But Avers Act Essen
tial to Increased Production.
Washington, D. C—President Wil
son for the second time vetoed a bill
repealing the daylight saving law.
This is the law by which the clocks
are set forward an hour on the last
Sunday in March and turned back an
hour the last Sunday in October. The
first veto was several weeks ago, the
repeal being attached as a rider to the
annual agricultural appropriation bill.
White house officials and members'
of congress are unable to recall a
previous instance of a president hav
ing twice vetoed the same bill. Ef
forts to pa^s the agricultural meas
ure -over the veto failed in the house
and then the separate house repeal
bill then pending was passed by the
senate.
Leaders in congress, doubt that the
two-thirds vote necessary to pass the
repeal measure over the president's
head can be obtained.
The president's message vetoing
the bill follows:
"To the House of Representatives:
I return this bill, H. R. 3854, 'An act
for the repeal of the daylight saving
ilaw,' without my signature, but do so
with the utmost reluctance. I realize
the very considerable and in some re
spects very serious inconveniences to
which the daylight law subjects the
farmers of the country to whom we
owe the greatest consideration and
who have distinguished themselves
during these recent years of war and
want by patriotic endeavors worthy
of all praise. But I have been obliged
to balance one set of disadvantages
against another and to venture a
judgment as to which were the more
serious for the country.
"The immediate and pressing need
of the country is production, increas
ed anti increasing production, in all
lines of industry. The disorganiza
tion and dislocation caused by the war
have told nowhere so heavily as at
the industrial centers—In manufacture
and in the many industries to which
the country and the whole world must
look to supply needs which cannot be
ignored or postponed.
"It is to these that the daylight
saving law Is of most service. It
ministers to economy and to efficiency.
And the interest of the farmer is not
in all respects separated from these
Interests. He needs what the factor
ies produce along with the rest of the
world. He is' profited by the prosper
ity which their success brings about
His own life and methods are more
easily adjusted,, I venture to think,
than those of the manufacturer and
the merchant.
"These are considerations which
have led me to withhold my signature
from this repeal. I hope tfiat they are
considerations which will appeal to
the thoughtful judgment of the house
and in the long run to the thoughtful
judgment of the farmers of the coun
try, who have always shown an ad
mirable public spirit."
Ohio Hot After Profiteer*.
Columbus, Ohio. Forty warrants
charging Ohio food dealers with food
hoarding and profiteering have been
issued by the state of Ohio and a
number of arrests have already been
made. On top of this Governor Cox
has asked federal authorities to con
fiscate approximately 2,000,000 pounds
of meat and poultry which have been
held in cold storage houses longer
than the period allowed by the Ohio
law. He also lias sent word to United
States Attorney General Palmer that
evidence has been uncovered by in
spectors of the state dairy and food
department that some of the big Chi
cago packing companies have shipped
food into the state and then ba'ck to
Chicago and again shipped into«the
state and sold "for the double pur
pose of deceiving the authorities of
Ohio and Illinois and of keeping food
necessities off the market in order
that deficiency and higher prices
might come together." On this alleged
showing the governor asks the federal
attorney' general to bring criminal
prosecutions, offering evidence gather
ed by Ohio officials.
Britain to Suppress 8inn Felnera.
London.—The government announces
that owing to Increase in crime In
County Clare, Ireland, ft has been de
cided to suppress all Sinn Fein ,and
kindred organizations in that county.
Texas Democrats Split.
Fort Worth, Tex.—Two factions of
Texas democrats, dissatisfied with the
present party organization, met here
and determined upon separate lines of
endeavor.
Iowa After Food Barons.
Des Moines, la.—A special investi
gation of every cold storage house in
the state has been ordered by State
Food and Dairy Commissioner W. B.
Barney in the drive against profiteer
ing.
1, Recover Gold From Sea/,/
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Iiuncrana. Ireland. Gold ingots
worth 1,000,000 pounds have been re
covered by salvagers from the wreck
of the former White Star Dominion
liner Lnui'entlo, sunk January 2S, 1917.
off Fasad light,
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FORD IS AWARDED SIX CENTS
Verdict of Jury Ends Long Drawn
Out Libel Suit.—Both Sides
Claim Victory.
Mount Clemons, Mich.—Henry Ford's
$1,000,000 suit against the Chicago
Tribune, which editorially called him
an anarchist, and which was begun
more than three months ago, came to
an abrupt end when a jury, after ten'
hours' deliberation, awarded the auto*
mobile manufacturer damages to the
amount of six cents.
The jury had been instructed by
Judge Tucker to regard the editorial
complained of by Ford as libel and not
justified by the defendant. He told
the jury that the only question before
it was the fixation of the amount of
damages sustained by Ford.
After the verdict was read, Attor
ney Alfred J. Murphy, for Mr. Ford,
said:
"The important issue in this case
has- been determined favorably to the
plaintiff. He has been vindicated.
Money damages were entirely subor
dinate and were not sought by Mr.
Ford. He stands not only vindicated,
but his attitude as an American citiaen
has been justified after a trial wliich
raised every issue against lilm which
ingenuity and research could present.
His friends are entirely satisfied."
Weymouth Kirkland of counsel for
the Tribune, said:
"We call It a victory for the reason
that Attorney Alfred Lucking, in clos
ing for Mr. Ford, stated that anything
less than substantial damages would
be a defeat for his client."
Mr. Ford was not in court. The"
Tribune was represented by Captain
Joseph Medill Patterson, one of the
publishers.
Mexico Warned By U. 8.
Washington, D. C.—The Carranza
government of Mexico-has been warn
ed that "If the murders, and outrages
of Americans continue the United
States may be forced to adopt a rad
ical change In Its policy with regard
to that country."
The government announced its ac
tion by publishing an exchange of
notes with Mfexico City, and prefaced
its official statement with the explana
tion that the diplomatic representa
tions referred to had been taken "in
view of the long series of murders and
outrages of American citizens In Mex
ico, culminating in the murder of
Peter Catron in San Luis Potosi last
month and the perpetration of other
acts in disregard of American lives
and property."
The communication to Mexico is
couched in probably the strongest,
language used In any from this gov
ernment since the exchanges pre
ceding the Vera Cruz occupation..1
No Reason for Boosting Coal.' ,"
Washington.—General Director of
Railroads Hines told congress that
while there had been some car short
age in the bituminous coal districts,
he did not "anticipate any shortages In
transportation which will be in any
sense exceptional or abnormal or
which will justify oppressive prices
for coal."
"The danger that confronts the.pub
llc in this matter," the director "gen
eral asserted, "is that any shortage
either in production by the mine or in
transportation may be exaggerated so
as to serve as a pretext for heavy in
creases in the coal prices, which, in
my opinion, are already high, general
ly speaking."
Strike Endangers Populace.
Charleston, W. Va.—More than
100,000 persons, including thousands
of children", face starvation in/ the
mountain mining region of Coal River,
Cabin Creek and Logan county, as the
result of the Chesapeake & Ohio rail
road shopmen's strike, according to
reports.
State authorities have been asked to
prevent further suffering. The strike
has prevented food supplies from
reaching the southwestern section of
the state. 7
V'V-? Bar Arms to Carranza..
Washington.—The Carranza govern
ment will not be permitted to import
further arms and munitions from the
United States for the present at least.
This became known following the
publication of the exchange of notes
between the United States and Mexico
In which the American government
threatened a change of policy unless
Americans In Mexico were adequately
protected
Wilson Calls Labor Meeting.
Washington. International labor
conference provided for in the peace
treaty has been called by President
Wilson to 'meet in Washington Octo
ber 29,
Cheap Shoes Poor 8ell^rs.
Boston, Mass.—Shoes retailing for
$6 and $7 a pair are a drug on the
market, according to witnesses who
appeared at the grand jury investiga
tion of the high cost of living.
Battle Deaths 49,498.
Washington.—Final casualty reports
from the American expeditionary
forces in France, made public by the
War department give the total battle
deaths as 49,498 total wounded, 205,
690 and prisoners, 4.480.
Gray Goes to Washington. $
London. Viscount Grey, former
Brlstlsli secretary of state for foreign
affairs, has agreed, to represent tiio
British government at Washington,
pending the appointment of a p?rmi(
neut ambassador,4
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AUDUBON COUNTY JOURNAL.?
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METHODS OF SALES
PLAN OUTLINED FOR DISPOSING
OF ARMY SUPPLIES.
ORDER BLANKS TO BE ISSUED
To Be Distributed to Purchasers
Through Postmasters and Carriers.
Limit Weight of Packages.
Omaha, Neb.—Instructions regard
ing methods of handling orders for
army food through the parcel post
have been received by postoffice au
thorities here. Stores in this city will
be distributed in the states, of Ne
braska, Colorado, Wyoming, North and
South Dakota and parts of Utah and
Iowa. No packages in excess of 125
pounds may be sent through parcel
post, the order says.
Regular parcel post rates will be
charged for delivering the food. Or
ders of more than 125 pounds will be
divided into packages of 125 pounds
each or a fraction of that amount.
Order blanks are being prepared by
the postal department and these will
be distributed to all postmasters, who
in turn will supply letter carriers with
the blanks.
Anyone desiring to place an order
for army food may obtain a blank
from his mailcarrier. The person
making the order will tlien fill out the
blank and return It to the letter car
rier with the cost of the food and de
livery' through the parcel post from
the nearest quartermaster depot.
The letter carrier will give the or
der and money to his postmaster, who
will mail it to the quartermaster de
pot in this city. These goods will be
packed and delivered. Cost of deliv
ery of food will be based on the gross
weight (weight of food plus weight
of wrapping and packing material).
Striking Actors Sued.
New York.—In an effort to prevetnt
a spread of the strike called by the
Actors' Equity association to other
cities, the Producing Managers' Pro
tective association announced that Its
attorneys had been Instructed to bring
injunction suits against the Equity in
Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia, re
straining It from Interfering with pro
ductions in those cities. It also was
stated that the suits for $500,000 filed
by the Shuberts against the Equity
and nearly 300 o£ Its most prominent
members were but the forerunner of
suits to be filed by other managers,
which would run into the millions.
Ten theaters here have been closed be
cause of the actors' strike arid several
have been made dark at Chicago and
other cities.
Campaign Bringing Results.
Washington. Word reaching de
partment of justice officials here indi
cate that the nation-wide campaign
against profiteering and food hoarding
is bearing fruit. Reports from Chicago,
St. Louis and Birmingham of seizures
of great quantities of foodstuffs by fed
eral officials who recently were in
structed to proceed under the food
control act to stop hoarding, have been
recived. In Chicago 1,282 tubs of bu1
ter, worth $50,000, was seized and in
St. Louis 184,160 pounds of coffee
which has been showing rapid ad
vances in price, and in Birmingham
100 barrels of sugar. Similar seizures
have taken place In other industrial
centers.'
Children Killed in Collision.
Parkersburg, W. Va.—Eight persons
were kiled when a street car, crowded
wjth women and children en route to
a picnic, and a railroad engine at
Parmanco, two miles north of here
collided. More than a score of others
were Injured, several of whom are
expected to die.
Axsteam pipe of the locomotive was
crushed into the car by the impact,
throwing clouds of steam and hot
water on the imprisoned inmates,
many of whom were badly scalded.
Most of the victims are children. An
eyewitness of the tragedy fell dead
while engaged in breaking windows of
the ill-fated car to release those im
prisoned.
Prince of Wales Reaches Canada.
St. Johns, N. F.—Edward Albert
Christian George Andrew Patrick
David Windsor, prince of Wales,
landed here after his voyage from
England. He will tour Canada and
later the United States. The heir to
the British throne is 25.
Flour Prices Going Up.
Omaha, Neb.—Despite the attack on
the high cost of living the prlca of
flour has risen from 35 to 40 cents a
sack in the past two weeks, while
wheat prices remained unchanged.
Fighters Home by October.
Washington.—Demobiization of the
army, "so far as combatant troops
are concerned," will be completed the
last of October, Secretary Baker an
nounced. i:-
Legislature Documents Stolen.
Helena, Mont.—The room of the
journal clerk of the Montana house
of representatives was enterei} the
other night after the extraordinary
session of the legislature had ad
journed and the proceedings stolen.
Auto Plunges Into Canyon.
Colorado Springs, Colo.—Two, per
sons were killed and five injured,
three seriously, when a large touring
car in which they were riding, plung
ed off the highway in. Phantom canon,
near here.
STRIKES IN HAMMOND
Car Men Walk Out Again in
Indiana Town.
Several Companies of State Troops
Held Ready to Curb Rioting at
Steel Plant.
Hammond, Ind., Aug. 18.—Ham
mond's labor troubles were aggravated
by a strike of street car men, the sec
ond in two weeks. The tieup affects
che lines not only in Hammond, but
also In East Chicago, Whiting and In
diana Harbor.
The street car companies are a part
of the Chicago surface lines and when
employees of the latter went on strike
for higher wages workers in the Calu
met region also quit. With the return
of the Chicago men to their cars on
an agreement involving increased
wages and fares the Hammond men
took out the cars again, expecting sim
ilar relief. But the company refused
to Increase wages until the city should
authorize an increase of fares to 7
cents. This authority has not yet
been granted and the men refused to
take out the cars.
The lack of transportation makes
acute the situation developed by the
strike of employees of the Standard
Steel Car plant, whose demonstrations
since they walked out have become
so riotous that Governor Goodrich has
mobilized several companies of militia
at Indianapolis ready to dispatch them
to Hammond in case trouble grew
more serious. Knowledge that the
governor was prepared to take vig
orous steps to suppress disturbances
had a quieting effect. Hundreds of
idle men and women congregated
about the plant despite orders against
picketing. Police officers who tried
to disperse the gathering were shot
at, one of the officers being seriously
wounded.
CLAIMS HE STARTED RIOTS
Chicago Man Accused of Hitting Ne
gro With Stone—Bond Fixed
at
$10,000.
Chicago, Aug. 18.—After having in
dicted scores of persons in connection
with the race riots, the grand jury re
turned a true bill against George
Stauber, who, it is alleged, started the
trouble by throwing a stone and knock
ing Eugene Williams, a negro boy,
from a raft into the lake at the Thirty
ninth street bathing beach.
The blow from the stone dazed the
boy. He fell from the raft and was
drowned.
The indictment against Stauber
charges him with manslaughter. His
bond was fixed at $10,000. :t -j
509,699 MEN STILL IN ARMY
Discharges to Date Total 3,208,759,
War Department Announces—
109,93a Still in Europe.
Washington, Aug. 18.—Discharges
from the army now total 3,208,759, the
war department announced, leaving a
net strength on August 12 of 500,699
officers and men, of whom 109,938 still
were in Europe.1
THE MARKETS
Grain, Provisions, Etc.
Oats—
Chicago, Aug. 18.
Open- High- Low- Clos-
Corn- lng. est. est. ing.
Sept 1.85 1.85 1.83 1.83
P®c 1-46 1-46% 1.43% 1.43%
May .......1.40 1.41 1.38% 1.38U
Sept 74%-% .75%: .74%S •1.74U
Dec 77%-% .78% .76% .76%
May 80%-% .80% .79% .79%
Rye—
Sept 1.55% 1.56% 1.55% ,1.66
Oct 1.67% 1.58 1.67
1choloe
1.5754
Dec 1.60% 1.61 1.60% 1.60%
FLOUR—Per bbl., 98-lb. sack basis: Corn
flour, $9.00 white rye. In jute, $9.00 dark
rye, [email protected] spring wheat, special
brands, [email protected] first clear, $9.26- sec
ond clear, $6.00 hard winter, [email protected]'
Boft winter, $11.50 new hard winter in
Jute, [email protected],60 new soft winter, 110.20®
10.40. These prices apply to car lots Mccent
for special brands.
and No. 1 timothy, $37.00®
38.00 standard, [email protected],00 No. 1 light
clover mixed, [email protected] No. 2 timothy.
[email protected] No. 3 timothy, $31.00033 00
clover, [email protected]
BUTTER-Creamery, extras, 92 scoro,
52c higher scoring commands a premium
nrsts, 91 score, 61%c 88-90 score, 49®51o:
83-87 score, 47%@48%c centralized
61%@§l%c ladles, 47%@48c renovated 60o:
packing stock, [email protected] Prices to retail
trqde: Extra tubs, 64c prints, 56c.
„E?GSr.Freah
firsts, [email protected] ordinary
firsts, 36%®37%^ miscellaneous lots, cases
included, 86%@40%c cases returned. 3S%®
89%c extras, packed in whltewood cases
[email protected] checks, [email protected] dirties, [email protected] stor
[email protected]?%cked
flrBtS' 42^®43c
ordinary firsts,
LIVE POULTRY-Turkeys, 25c- fowls
29c roosters, 21c broilers, [email protected] ducks!
[email protected] geese, 20c. Prices to retail trade
in single coop lots, %@lc higher.
ICED POULTRY-Turkeys, 86® 38c
fowls, [email protected] roosters, [email protected]%c springs'
36c ducks, [email protected] geese, 16c.
POTATOES—Per 100 lb. sack, [email protected]
CATTLE-Prlme steers, [email protected] good
to choice steers, $14.50017.50 medium to
good steers, [email protected] plain to medium
steers, [email protected] yearlings, fair to
choice, $12.60® 19.00 stockers and feeders
[email protected] good to prime cows, [email protected] 00
fair to prime heifers, [email protected] fair'to
good cows, $7.50®11.60 canners, [email protected]
cutters, [email protected] bologna bulls, $9 00®9 76
butcher bulls, $10.00013.00 veal calves'
$19.00®21.50.
HOGS—Choice light butcners. $20 600
21.00: medium weight butchers, 240-270 lbs
[email protected]: heavy weight butchers. 270-860
lbs., [email protected] mixed packing, $1900®
20.25 heavy packing, [email protected] ro'u*h
packing, [email protected] pigs, fair to good
[email protected] 'stags (subject to 80 lbs dock I
age), $18.00®19.».
SHEEP—Yet rUngs, [email protected] breeding
ewes,' [email protected] western lambs $17 M®
18.2S native lambs. $15.00018.00 feeding
lambs, [email protected] western wetherB, $9 00®
11.60 native ewss, fair to cholM. ((son
bucks, $3.«#6.50.
IMPROVED UNIFORM INTERNATIONAL
SLLNMFSAIOOL
LESSON
(By REV. P. B. FITZTWATER, D.
D.,
Teacher of English Bible in the Moody
Bible Institute of Chicago.)
(Copyright, 1919, Western Newspaper Union)
LESSON FOR AUGUST 24
JESUS ANSWERING THE LAWYER,
LESSON TEXT—Luke 10:26-37.
GOLDEN TEXT—As we have therefor*
opportunity, let us do good unto all men,
especially unto them who are of th*
household of faith.—Gal. 6:10.
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL—Gal. 6:2, »,
10 Jahies 2:14-16.
PRIMARY TOPIC—Showing kindness t*
others.
JUNIOR TOPIC—Helping the needy.
INTERMEDIATE TOPIC—Our responsl
billty for the welfare of others.
SENIOR AND ADULT TOPIC—Ths
Christian Ideal of brotherhood.
The subject chosen by the lesson
committee for today, based upon this
I text, Is "Social Responsibility." When
we consider the real, meaning of the
text It is hard to understand why the
committee chose such a subject How
ever, let us with open minds and
hearts stud/ the text, for it is of
great importance. Christ's object was .:
to lead the lawyer (theological pro
feasor) to understand the need of God.
"lawyer" was one who expounded the
Mosaic law. The nearest position cor
responding thereto In modern Ufe ia
the theological professor., His ques
tion was not an effort to ascertain the
truth, but to entrap Jesus. He not
only had a wrong motive, but a defeo-,
tive theology. He thought that eter-,
nal life could be secured by doing—'
obedience. He did not know that "do
ing" meant keeping the law in its mi
nutest parts, which is an utter impos
sibillty for fallen men that failure to
measure up to the least demand of the
law exposed him to the curse ff God
(Gal. 3:10).
2. The lawyer answering his own
question (v. 27)." Christ's counter
question sent him to the law, of which
he gave a fine summary. Supreme
love to God and love to one's neigh-
ii
I. Eternal Life Through Obedience
to the Law (vv. 25-28). -J
1. The lawyer's question (v. 25). The
:i
:i
bor as to ourselves is the whole of
man's duty. It is true as Jesus said:.
"This do and thou shalt live" (v. 28)."
But no one has ever kept the law.
"There is none righteous, no not one"
(Rom. 3:10). "All have sinned and
come short of the glory of God" (Rom.
8:23). "By the deeds of the law there 1
shall no flesh be justified in his sighf .'
(Rom.
*51:20).
"By the law la the
knowledge of sin" (Rom. 3:20).
II. Being a Neighbor (vv. 29-37).
1. The lawyer's question (v. 29). He
evidently keenly felt the force of
Christ's argument, for he sought to
justify himself by asking, "Who is. my
neighbor?" This inquiry betrays1 his
lack of that love which is the fulfill- S
m6nt of the law (Rom. 13:10). Love
never inquires as to whom to love, but:
"Where is some one who needs my
love?" Christ convicted him on his
own grounds.
2. Jesus' answer (vv. 30-37). He an
swered by a parable in which a certain
man fell apiong thieves on his way to
Jericho and was severely wounded.
While in this helpless condition a
priest passed by, not even coming A
near also a Levlte, who was Interest
ed enough to look on him, but not
enough to help him. Finally a Sa
maritan came where the wounded man
was and,, moved by compassion for
him, bound up his wounds and brought t'
him on his own beast to the Inn,
where he was cared for at the Samarl
tan's expense. In reply to, Jesus'
question the lawyer declared that the
Samaritan was neighbor to the unfoi
tunate man and Jesus commanded
him to go and do likewise (v. 37). By
this Jesus showed him that the impor
tant question is not, "Who Is my
neighbor?" but "Whose neighbor amy
I?" Jesus, came seeking those to
whom he could be neighbor. Those
who have his Spirit will be trying to
be neighbors instead of hunting neigh-,
bors.
Those who love God supremely will,-v
as they pass along the highways ot
life, minister to the broken and
wounded souls in the spirit of a neigh
bor's love, regardless of nationality, re-'J
ligion, character or color. May we
hear the voice of Jesus saying, "Go
and, do thou likewise."
The Erring 8»ul.
The little I have teen In the world
teaches me to look upon the errors
of others In sorrow, -not In anger.
When I take the history of one poor
heart that has sinned and suffered,
and represent to myself the struggles
and temptations it has passed
through, the brief pulsations of Joy,
the feverish Inquietude of hope and
fear, the pressure of want, the deser
tion of friends, I would fain leave
the erring1 soul of my fellow men with
Him from whose hand it bame.—Long
fellow.
Serving Qod.
To do good and to serve God are
materially the same, and the service of
God is the imitation of him.—Benja
min Whichcote.
Dally Thought.
In.
There are no crown wearers iu
heaven who were not cross bearers
here below.—Spurgeon.
»Work Cheerfully.'
Do your work cheerfully, heartily
and be ever prepared for the place
farther up.—E, H. Nay
lor.

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