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"The Lord strengthened Eg ii ion the king of Moab against Is •* rael." "The Lord raised them II up as a deliverer." •• Judgment and mercy. II However unconscious man •* may be of the divine interven II tion in the affairs of men, this •• fact Scripture emphasizes over II and over again that God maketh * • * the wrath of man to praise him. II — Psalm 76:10. * H Here in this story of the pun .I ishment of Israel at the hands of *' II Eglon, and the deliverance $ • I through Ehud we have an in- | II sight into the divine purpose for <» • * man and the divine method of 11 II operation to bring his will to II pass> *.» J I The one purpose of God in II .. the world is to bring man into T II harmony with his will and his | •► character. T • And every force in the world, II 1* consciously or unconsciously, is 11 II working to bring this to pass. <• •• The good forces are the posi- II II tive elements, and the evil •• " forces are the negative, but even II II the latter are overruled and con- f II trolled to the ultimate triumph II II of God's will. t '' This only can be appreciated £ II and understood as one gets f II God's viewpoint and sees as he II ,, see8t v II In this story before us we be- II II hold two forces at work, those " II of good and evil, and yet both | • ► operating to the accomplish- Ij • ment of God's will. II Israel sins grievously. God '' must punish. How? Since the II beginning of time God has op- II erated through the natural II forces of the world, and so in 11 the story before us, God * strengthens a neighboring king II against Israel and makes him *► the instrument of his judgment. 11 And why does he punish? •» Many an earthly parent pun- 11 ishes his child because of anger, " chagrin, disappointment, with II little thought of making the pun- 11 ishment a means of gracious dis- II cipline. *■* But not so God. His punish- II ment always fits the crime, hnd '* Is administered with the one II loving purpose of weaning his " T child from the evil to the good. II X ■ And the power and oppres- f f sion of evil forces is only the X | result of sin vitiating and weak- H T ening the forces of righteous- I Righteousness would f sweep the earth if all of God's II children were putting away sin and standing together for right- .1 eousness and truth. " But though we do sin and sin I brings its punishment; though $ we do yield ourselves to the - evil influences about us, and 11 that evil turns at last and - rends us, there is mercy with II the Lord. He hears the cry of - the repentant heart and send. II deliverance <! ; * * EHUD, THE LEFT HANDED A STOIT Or THE PERIOD Of THE JUDOES IN ISRAEL By the "Highway and Byway" Preacher (Copyright, 1W7, by the Author, W. 8. Kelson.) Scripture Authority:—Judges S: 12:30. *I*v*«**! m X**! m X*'«* , |**|»»*m***% % t*e ♦J»«X M ****' ❖ •• • * .t I ness. THE STORY. SRAEL did not realize how com pletely they were under the influ ence of the people of Moab until the king of that neighboring kingdom demanded an offering from them. Up to this time they had mingled freely I WHERE THE HIPPOS BATHE. South African Lake for Which Big Beasts Have a Liking. A few miles from Muhokya we came to Kikarongo, a circular lake, once a crater, about half a mile wide, writes a correspondent of the Westminster Gazette from Uganda. The water is slightly salt and is greatly appreciated by the hippos, who come here in large parties from Lake Ruisamba to bathe. The lake is shallow for a few yards only and then deepens rapidly, so the hippos, who do not like deep water, never go very far from the shore. On a still day it is an amusing pas time to sit by the lake and watch the great brutes enjoying themselves. For a moment nothing is to be seen, then suddenly a score or more of huge heads burst through the water with - Jaud snorts and squirting jets of water through their nostrils; they stare around with their ugly little piglike eyes, yawn prodigiously, showing a fearful array of tusks and a cavernous throat, ther sink with a satisfied gur gle below the surface, to repeat the J with them without apparently compro mising the integrity of their own na tion, for the strength and prestige which Othnlel had brought to the nation continued for several years after his death. But as the people began to yield to the evil enticements of the Moab ites, and share in their idolatrous feasts, they were gradually weaned away from the worship of their own God. And this was not all, for they married the daughters of the Moab ites and in turn gave them their daughters to wife. Thus it was when King Eglon placed Israel under tribute that they had not the strength or courage to i resist. True it Is that some of the ? more courageous who had not al * together forgotten their God and f turned from him withstood the humil 4* Jating demands and refused to make 11 payment, but when the king" sent his i» army through the country and had J! crushed all opposition he increased *» the amount of the tribute money and II made the burdens of the people griev • ous. And to prevent any armed re II sistance he removed all implements of * metal out of which weapons of war II might be made, leaving the people *' only such simple tools as they need $ ed for the cultivation of the soil. | Now there was a mighty man, a <» Benjamite named Ehud who was 11 r nong those who offered bold resist II ance to King Egloh, but when the lat *.» ter had driven him Into the moun II tain fastnesses and had scattered his T followers he sued for peace, and, hav | ln S apparently accepted the yoke and T ride of Kin S Eglon, Ehud was re II stored to his lands again. 11 This had mu c h to d ° w lth subduing <• other rebellious spirits, for they rea II soned that lf Ehud - the mighty Ben •• iamite, was gsing to yield to the II Moabitish king, it were folly for them to withstand him and refuse to pay tribute. As tke y ears Passed the oppression became more bitter until at last the people began to cry unto their God for he lP. meeting In the caves and the mountain fastnesses, and secluded retreats in the forests, where sacri was made and-the worship of tbeir God was held. And bitterly did they repent of t-helr folly and sin which had made them first the friends and associates of the Moabites, and then their slaves, What deep humiliation it was for them, and how as the years dragged on and the heavy tribute was collect * ed, the people* yearned for deliver nnce and a restoration to their ofd time power and influence. Sin is a hard taskmaster, and he exacts full measure of penalty for every indul gence granted. And so it was with the children of Israel. For 18 long years the heavy hand of King Eglon was felt. During the latter half of this pe r * od Ebud by his apparent loyalty to King Eglon, won the latter's favor and confidence and was entrusted not oal y with the task of receiving the tax mone y from the people, but with carrying the same to the king at the r °y al clt y. When there had been In cipient revolts against the payment of the tax be advised submission, point ing out that !t were only to invite greater hardship and a heavier tax to reb el- And when this led the P e °P le to distrust h * m - some °P enl y charging him with disloyalty to his own P e °P la and his God, he made no whIch was taken by the people as an adm f ^ of , f 1 *' w „ , Now Ehud had pledged himself in the secrecy of bis own heart to the task f helping Israel to deliverance, and f he realized that he could not trust , hi " self u to ke coansels of his People, lest the king should be led to suspicion him. In fact, he knew * that the very hostility and resent ment of his people against him would strengthen the king's faith in him, and perhaps give him the opportunity he sought of striking an effective blow for independence. Thus as time went on the breach between Ehud and his brethren grew wider and wider, and at last the lat ter entered Into a conspiracy against • •* a a a of performance a minute or two after ward. Sometimes one stands almost up right In the water; then he rolls over with a sounding Bplash, showing a broad expanse of back like a huge porpoise. Or a too venturesome young bachelor approaches a select circle of veterans, who resent his intrusion and drive him away with roars and grunts. There Is something Irresisti bly suggestive of humanity about their ungainly gambols. Only bathing machines are wanted to complete the picture. of is to of of "Whisky Beat" No More. The famous "whisky boat" is out of business. It plied on the river be tween Tunica and Coahoma counties and did a flourishing business with the levee negroes. For years it was a subject of contention between Missis sippi and Arkansas, and the enactment of a law by the latter state prohibit ing issue of liquor license in towns of less than 500 is responsible for Its de mise. The boat was licensed at West over, Ark., and this town came under this law. The history of the "whisky J him. The time had arrived for the taking of the annuai present to the king, and Ehud was busy gathering the treasure, all unconscious of the plan to lie in wait for him as he de parted for the royal clty ; to kill him and seize the treasure. Tidings of this thing It some way reached the ears of the king, and he sent his servants to warn Ehud, who, as soon as he understood the temper of the people, realized that the time had come for him to act. Now up to this time there was not a weapon in all Israel, save such as the soldiers of the king carried, neith er was it possible to obtain th« metal out of which to make them. How ever, Ehud, in the present extremity, succeeded in obtaining a fragment from the side of one of the king's bronze chariots which had been broken, and all that night he labored in fashioning it into a long dagger, putting a keen edge on both sides of the blade. This he girded upon his right side, for he was as clever in the use of his left hand as his right, and the next morning took up his journey with those who had been ap pointed to 'go with him. But instead of going by the usual route he made a detour and thus safely arrived before the king and having presented the of fering, he departed with those with him. • Now he had scarcely gotten beyond the court of the graven images which surrounded the palace of the king when he suddenly turned himself back, and again sought the presence of the king. The latter had withdrawn himself to his summer house In the midst of the garden, where he went each day for rest, but when he understood who it was who desired to see him he or dered that he be admitted, suppos ing that he had some secret message concerning the plot which the chil dren-of Israel had made against him. Now, King Eglon was exceedingly fat, and so as Ehud drew near and bent over to whisper in his ear the king could not discern that Ehud's left hand had grasped the dagger which lay concealed beneath the folds of his robe. And as he waited for Ehud to speak, the latter drove the keen edge of his weapon into his heart, so that he gave not so much as a groan, so swiftly was the blow struck. And Ehud escaped, even as the Scripture states, and having call ed Israel together, he led them to vic tory against the Moabites. Rooster Seating Way on Train. We have all heard of hoboes, tramps, etc., becoming car riders, but it remained for the S. A. L. passen ger train going to Tampa the other day to exhibit the first rooster tramp ever seen in Florida, and as far as we know In the world. As the train arrived at the depot a half grown rooster was seen flying from the middle car coupling to a pond, take a drink, scratch around at a great rate for a "grubstake," and just as the conductor cried "All aboard!" the rooster flew to his perch, crowed its good-bys, and no amount of coaxing or shooing would cause him to leave Ms seat. The last heard of the rooster hobo was that he had reached Tampa.—Ocala Star. Enjoyable Occasion. "A snow like this reminds me of the country and the amusements they have there,'' remarked the girl, look ing out on the snow-packed roofs. "Go ing to funerals, for Instance. You re member that big snow last winter? Well, Mrs. Camden drove 16 miles in that snow to attend a funeral. When she came back she was fairly teeming with news of it, how lovely the corpse looked In an all-over white lace dress, with all her jewelry on and lilies in her hand; how expensive the casket was and how many, many carriages they had. She nearly froze, coming and going, she said, but she was glad she went?'—New York Press. Opium Smoker Barred. In the new Chinese army no opium smoker is accepted. beat" is filled with grewsome accounts of killings and outrages, and all river men will recall memories of its halcyon days.—Mobile Register. Gently Expressed. "That man Is positively dishonest!" said the protesting citizen. "No," answered Senator Sorghum. "He isn't as culpable as you think. He merely lacks the high Intelligence which enables a man to eexrclse fine ethical discrimination. »» Rt Hon. R. B. 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