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SUNDAYS* Lesson (By E. O. SELLERS, Acting Director of the Sunday School Course, the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago.) LESSON FOR OCTOBER 3 ELIJAH IN NABOTH'S VINEYARD. LESSON TEXT—I Klnffs 21:11-20. GOLDEN TEXT-Bc sure your sin will find you out.—Num. 32:23. Ahab disobeyed God and failed to follow up his victory over Ben-Hadad (ch. 20:31-34). Thereupon one of the prophets resorted to a plan whereby Ahab was rebuked and also received a message that sent him "to his house heavy and displeased" (v. 43). All of this needs to be borne in mind when wo study Ahab's course of action re- | lated in this lesson. Learn by heart the tenth commandment; also Luke 12:15. I. The Schemes of Men, vv. 11-16. Ahab had been king for twenty years (B. C. 906?). Jezreel was his summer capital, about twenty miles northwest of Samaria. The chief actors in this tragedy were Naboth, a well-to-do citi zen; Ahab, a petulant monarch to whom Naboth refuses to sell his vine yard; Jezebel, the Lady Macbeth of Ahab's court; elders and nobles of Jezreel, willing tools in the transac tion; false witnesses, executioner, and Elijah, the servant or υοα, wno con fronted the monarch In his newly gained possession. Ahab was con etantly in conflict with the purposes of God and with his Word. Naboth had no right to sell his vineyard (see Numbers 36:7; Lev. 25:23; also Ezek. 46:16) and sturdily stood out for his God-given rights. These iand laws were rigid, but at the same time wise and beneficial. Instead of yielding to God's law Ahab sulks like a petted child (v. 4) and thus again runs coun ter to God's Word (see tenth com mandment). At this juncture Jezebel, his wife, appeals to his pride and power as the king (v. 7), and offers to procure the coveted possession. The methods of mankind whereby vast pos sessions are accumulated do not al ways bear investigation; murder and rapine, broken hearts and shortened lives, weakened bodies and stunted children can largely be traced to the sin or covetousness, against which we all need to be on guard (Luke 12:15; Eph. 5:5). The first sinner was covet ous (Gen. 3:6), so also were the chosen people of God (Josh. 7:21), and It was this that caused the first dis sension among Christian believers (Acts 5:1-3). Jezebel most graciously gave Ahab that which belonged to others; hj>w free we all can be with the property of others! She also cloaked her designs with the mantle of religion (8-13). II. The Sentence of God, vv. 17-20. The dead Naboth was happier than his neighbors of Jezreel, the king and queen or any of the other evil par ticipants. Ahab began by breaking the first commandment (I Kings 16:31; Deut. 5:7) and thus laid the ground work of the whole train of evil for which he and his household and his reign are famous. The elders readily obeyed the word of Jezebel and Ahab profited thereby, but now he was to hear the Word of God and it was not to be so welcome. Recently we saw Elijah set aside, following his flight from Jezebel, but he is not entirely beyond use and God now gave him a new commission, one more task in connection with his old opponent. mi λαππιο^Ιλα A U«iO 1U UV butug *uw*vwv«u0 .v ■ - — In Elijah's bold challenge of Ahab and there 1s also a suggestion of a guilty conscience in Ahab's exclamation, "Hast thou found me, Ο mine enemy" (v 20)? Ahab had "gone down to the vineyard of Naboth" (▼. 16) to enjoy the pleasure of possessing his ill-got· ten treasure only to hear again his ■word of doom (ch. 20:42; 21-19). It was a poor exchange Ahab made (Mark 8:37), a throne and his life in exchange for the carrying out of his own will and the possession of a vine yard. In that exact spot Where Na both had been foully stoned the dogs would lick up the blood of the king. As is usually the case, the guilty sin ner called the righteous servant of God his "enemy," yet had Ahab obeyed the Word of Jehovah as so Irequently spoken by Elijah he would have discovered him to be his true and best friend, not his enemy. Ahab's sin had found him out (Golden Text, Num. 32:23). III. The Summary. Covetousness is not the mere desire for things we do not possess, but a deep longing which Is willing to do wrong, to injure oth ers, to profit by the evil deeds of oth ers in order to come into possession. Covetousness seeks to gain at the ex pense of higher and better things; it is the extreme opposite of the spirit of him who "gave all." The greatest danger of our land and the chief source of sin is covetousness. The source and fountain of covet ousness is selfishness. Hence the one and only cure is in a changed heart, one consecrated to God and devoted to the service of others. Love God, obey bis Word, strive with all our ransomed powers to build up and advance his kingdom and covetousness will vanish as mist be· for the summer sun. Covetousness is insatiable, it is never satisfied. It is like the drug habit, it grows by leaps and bounds. It Is idolatry, effectually shutting as oat of the kingdom. Each Man to His Own Work. There is an opinion altogether too broadcast that some work is delight ful and lovable and some work not so. A certain great philosopher tells an amusing tale of himself. As he sat In his study working he looked out of the window and saw a man breaking up stones in the pavement. Hour after hour, as the philosopner set down words on the paper, the man outside in the street continued to ply his pickax. The philosopher felt so sorry for the man that finally he could stand It no longer and he has tened out to him and accosted him. "What do you think of all day as you keep on hour after hour breaking stones?" The man stood up, rested his pickax against his hip, spat on his hands and rubbed them together, with a broad grin, and replied: "Breakin' stones." and lifted his pick again. The philosopher withdrew to his study a happier and wiser man, knowing that each man gravitates naturally to the work he enjoys thinking about.—Do Mneator. Banana Meal Industry. The manufacture of banana meal or flour as a regular industry promises to be an effect of the war realized in Jamaica. The diminished sales of bananas have led to careful experi ments, and a consular report states that in one of these 537 pounds of fruit yielded 138 pounds of flour, the cost being low enough to make selling at four cents a pound very profitable. Mixed with wheat flour, the banana meal makes satisfactory and nutri tious bread and cakes that housewives are urged to try. For bread the ma terial may be equal to or somewhat less than the wheat flour, and for plain cake or gingerbread the banana meal may be substituted entirely foi other flour, the other ingredients be ing added. Commissioner's Sale Ben Dulaney et al ι vs. - No. 3713 Noah Thompson et al ) By virtue of a decree of the Honora ble Chancery Court of Lee County, State of Mississippi, rendered at the April Term, A. D. 1915, thereof, or dering a sale of certain lands men tioned therein. John M Witt, the un dersigned, appointed Commissioner to execute said decree, will, on the 16th DAY OF OCT.. 1915, expose at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, 120 acres off ot the east side of the N. W. i of Section 25, Township 7, Range 6, East. And 40 acres off the East side of the S. W. i of Section 25, Township 7, Range 6. And 160 acres, the S. E. J of Section 25, Township 7, Range 6. And 3 acres off of the north side of the Ν. E. J of Section 36, Township 7, Range 6. Together w th tbe appurtenances and hereditaments thereunto appertaining. John M. Witt, Commissioner. Dated 20th day of Sept., 1915. Mitchell & Clayton, Solicitors. 27 Non-Resident Notice State of Mississippi. No. 3644. To W. A. Moore, whose post office address is unknown, and W. F. Moore, whose post office address is unknown, and R. T. Jones, whose post office ad dress is New Orleans, Louisiana, De fendants. You are commanded to appear before the Chancery Court of the County of Lee, in said State, on the 3rd Monday of October, A. D. 1915, to plead, answer or demur to the petition of intervention filed by L. 0. and R. W. Carruth, wherein you are defendants. This 11th day of Sept.. A. D. 1915. 27-3t J. M. Witt, Clerk. C. P. Long, Solicitor, Petitioners. Non-Reeident Notice State of Mississippi. To Mrs. Mattie Pete Cleary, San An tonio, Texas, or Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Defendant. You are commanded to appear before the Chancery Court of the County of Lee, in said State, oa the 3rd Monday of Oct., A. D. 1915, to defend the suit in said Court of E. C. Cleary for di vorce, wherein you are a defendant. This 20th day of Sept.. A. D. 1915. 27 John M. Witt, Clerk. W. A. Blair, Solicitor Compt. An Ordinance To prohibit Shows, Theatres, Public Entertainments, Moving Picture Shows, or gatherings of any kind to which the public are invited, allowed, or permitted to attend, whether an admission fee is charged or not, from being carried on, exhibited or con ducted in any building or structure within the corporate limits of the City of Tupelo, Miss., which by rea son of age, defective construction, dilapidation, decay, or on any other account is unsafe, and to prohibit such places from being kept open for the purpose of carrying on, exhibit ing, or conducting, or allowing the same to be carried on, exhibited, or conducted therein of any of the things above mentioned, and to pro vide a penalty for the violation thereot, and declaring all such places as above mentioned where any such shows, theatres, public entertain ments, moving picture shows, or public gatherings is so carried on, or which are kept open for the purpose of carrying on the same to be a pub lic nuisance, and to provide how the same may be abated and suppressed. Section I. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Tupelo, Mississippi, that from and after this date it shall be unlawful for any owners, lessee or tenant, or any other person in possession of any building or structure or any part thereof within the corporate limits of the City of Tupelo, Mississippi, which by reason of its age, defective con struction, dilapidation, decay, or on any other account is unsafe, to carry on, exhibit, or conduct, or allow to be carried on or exhibited or conducted in any such building, any show, theatre, public entertainment, moving picture i-how or public gathering of any kind to which the public are invited, allowed or expected to attend, whether an ad mission fee is charged or not, and it shall also be unlawful for any such person as above defined to keep any such place as above defined open or al low the same to be kept open for the purpose of carrying on or conducting any of the things above enumerated. Section II. That anv person, wheth er owner, tenant, lessee, or occupant of any such building or structure as is defined in the first section hereof, who shall knowingly or having good reason to believe chat the same is unsafe to carry on, exhibit or conduct, or allow to be carried on, exhibited or conducted any of the things mentioned in Section 1 hereof, in such building or shall keep any such place open for the purpose of carrying on any of the gatherings men tioned in Section One hereof shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon con viction shall be fined not more than $100.00, or imprisoned not more than 30 days, or by both such fine and im prisonment Section III. That all such places as are defined in Section One hereof which are now or which may hereafter be kept, carried on, conducted, or allowed to be carried on or conducted, or which are kept open for any of said purposes, in violation of Section One hereof are hereby declared to be public nuisances and may be abated as hereinafter pro vided tor. Section IV. That if any officer of said city or any reputable person there of shall make an affidavit before the Mayor or the City Clerk of said City that any such theatre, show, public 6Π16Γ13ΐηΠ16ΠΙ, iijuviug piciuic «ιιυντ υι gathering of any kind is being carried on, exhibited or conducted by any own er, lessee, tenant or occupant of any such place as is defined in Section one hereof, or that any such place is being kept open for any such purposes, it shall be the duty of such officer before whom said affidavit is made and filed to issue a warrant for the arrest of any such person so offending, returna ble instanter before the Mayor, directed to the proper officer of said city, whose duty it shall be to arrest such offendei and bring him forthwith before the Mayor for trial ana such proceedings shall be had on such affidavit against such offender as is required by law and ordinances of said city in the trial of other criminal cases for a violation of city ordinances; and in the event said Mayor after hearing the testimony both for and against the accused shall be of the ODinion that he is guilty of a violation of Section One of this ordi nance, then it shall be the duty of the Mayor to find him guilty and enforce such penalty as is provided by this or dinance. Section V. That in additiou to such proceedings against such offender as are provided in Section IV hereof, if the Mayor upon hearing the testimony be of the opinion that any such place is being carried on, conducted or at* lowed to be carried on or conducted by such defendant in violation of this or dinance, or that same is being kept open for such purposes, the Mayor shall have the right in addition to the punishment herein above pro^ied against such defendant to maw \ orders as are in his judgment jr 1 proper for the abatement l pression of such place so beinty on and conducted in violation \ j ordinance. Provided, however, V Λ upon such hearing the defendant sKall so request no final order shall be made by the Mayor on the first hearing of such case abating or suppressing such place until after not less than five days have intervened from the date of such hearing, which additional time shall be given to the defendant tj produce such further testimony as he may see fit on such issue at such future time and place as may be fixed by the Mayor at such first hearing And in case additional time is so asked by such defendant and the second hearing shall be had as to whether such place so kept shall be suppressed or abated, each side shall have the right to produce or adduce such additional witnesses or tes timony as they may desire at such second hearing. Section VI. And in case the Mayor at either of such hearings shall make an order for the abatement or sup pression of such place as herein defined and prohibited and no additional time is asked for a future bearing at said first hearing and the order for suppressing and abating such place or business shall become final so #0» ·>■> Mivnr'a f!nnrt in concerned. it shall be the duty of the Mayor to at once issue the proper writ directed to the Marshal or any Policeman of eaid city ordering: and commanding such of ficer to forthwith close and abate such place so found so to be carried on or kept open in violation of this or dinance and so declared to be a public nuisance, which said Marshall or proper officer of said city shall immediately upon receipt of such writ so directed and issued as above provided by said Mayor, execute said writ as therein di· rected by closing and abating such place as therein directed. Section Vll. That each day or part of a day any such show, theatre, pub lic entertainment, moving picture show or gathering of any kind is carried on or conducted or allowed to bs carried on, exhibited or conducted by any owner, lessee, tenant or occupant of any such unsafe place as is defined in Section 1 hereof, or shall be kept open for any such purpose, shall constitute and be a separate and distinct offense, and each offense shall be punished by fine and imprisonment as provided in Sec. II hereof. Section VIII. That for reasons sat isfactory to the Mayor and Board, of Aldermen the above ordinance shall go into full force and effect from and after this the date of its passage. The above ordinance was ι educed to writing prior to being voted upon, was read over and considered by sections and was voted on by sections by yea and nay vote on each section at a reg ular adjourned public meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Tupelo, Mississippi, held at th* Mayor's office in the City of Tupelo. Mississippi, on the 9th day of Septem ber, A. D. 1915, at 3 o'clock ρ m., there being present D. W. Robins, Mayor, and C. R. Strain, and 8. Ρ Clayton, and F. C. McGaughy, and R. B. Clark, and E. R. Wilson, Aldermen, all Aldermen present voting yea on each section h^-eot. D. W, Robins, Mayor. C. E. Gooddett, Clerk. 26 I Better Goods for Less Money A House Full of Goods to Please You Ready-to-Wear for the Whole Family Our Ladies' Department is Al most Complete with the Pretty Things that are Just Out Come to See Them f TUPELO. MISS. ^ V 9 i SEVERE PUNISHMENT Of M.s. Chappell, of Five Year** Standing, Relieved by Cardui· Mt. Airy, N. C.—Mrs. Sarah M. 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