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sdnmcsom, Lesson (By E. O. SELLERS, Acting Director of the Sunday School Course of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.) (Copyright, 1915, Western Newspaper Union.) LESSON FOR JANUARY 30 THE LAME MAN LEAPING. LESSON TEXT-Acts 3. GOLDEN TEXT—Peter said, "Silver »nd gold have I none; but what I have that give I thee. In the name of Jesua Christ of Nazareth, walk."—Acts 3:6 R. V. ι The coming of power (chapter 2) is soon tested outside of the circle of believers. It is put to a public test, is tried as to its efficacy physically, i. has the Holy Sririt power physically as well as over the spirits of men? ι I. The Appeal to Peter and John, vv. 1-10. Following Pentecost the disciples seeta to have continued their accus tomed mode of life. (1) The apostles and worship (v. 1). As yet, and in deed for many years to come, there was no particular separation of Jews ana unnsiiaiis. Praying men like these two leaders, Peter and John, continued to fulfill their temple duties. The ninth hour Mas the prayer hour, the hour of sac rifice (Ex. 29:39, I Kings 18:36. All true approach to God must be on the grounds of sacrifice (John 14:6, Heb. 9:22) and we must remember that this hour was the one at which Jesus died for us, our sacrifice (Heb. 10:19, 29). Emphasize the need and importance of worship and prayer. (2) The afflicted one (v. 2). This man had been· there often and made his usual appeal; his expectation was limited to material aid (v. 5); he may or he may not have been familiar with Christ and his teachings, but some thing unusual was about to happen be cause the two to whom he appealed really knew God and on them now rested this new power in the world. (3) The apostle's response (vv. 4-7). Peter took a good look at the man (y. 4). Peter was changed by a look (Matt. 16:7). What he saw was the man's fundamental spiritual need. (a) Demanding the man's undivided attention, Peter gave the man what he had not—not what the man wanted or expected. Peter's words, "Look on us," and Paul's "be ye followers of me" (I Cor. 4:16) are in no wise egotistical, but in each case the fearless appeal of a man wholly God's, men conscious of the endowment of power, trying to seize the wavering wills of men that they might point them to Christ. (b) Peter aroused the man's expect - ancy. It is usually men lacking in silver and gold who give to the world its greatest blessings and highest good (I Cor. 4:11). Every effective Christian worker must base his appeal upon the facts of a personal experience (I. Pet. 4:10, 11). (d) Peter bade the man to do the very thing he (humanly) could not do,-but the thing which, "in the name of Jesus Christ" he would be able to do. (4) The result. (1) Upon the man. There is no doubt as to the complete ness of the cure (v. 8). He had "strength;" was "lifted up" from his former position of weakness; he "leaned" (literally, ecstatic joy): he "walked," continuous activity; and he "worshiped," thanksgiving and renew ing of strength. (2) Upon the people, (a) "All the people saw." They may not have heard or comprehended the words of Peter, but they did witness the transformation, (b) "'They took knowledge" (v. 10), they began to ob serve, even as the world always does, the one who professes bis faith in Christ? (c) They were filled with "wonder and amazement" (v. 10), they could not understand, ivo more can the world of today (see I Cor. 1:18, 23) really compre hend the Christian. There was no guesswork, however, about this mir acle, and, of the people who witnessed it and were so filled with wonder and amazement, many were converted (ch. 4:4). The miracle served to get for the gospel a good hearing and it accom plished its purpose (Rom. 1:16). II. Peter's Appeal to the People, vv. 11-26. Notice it was the man who attracted the crowd, not Peter or John, for he eagerly held the disciples while the crowd gathered (John 5:10, 11). This may suggest the weakness of the man's faith in that he depended upon Peter and John rather than upon Je sus. (1) Peter seized this opportunity (v. 12) and began his salutation by taking advantage of their curiosity. Peter eagerly turned their thoughts from himself unto Jesus. He wished to divert attention from himself and ueed the miracle for the double pur pose of glorifying Jesus Christ and to convict these men of their sin. Verses 13,14,-lb contain the charges, whereof Peter and John were "wit nesses." They were not to look upon "us" as though they had done any- . thing, nor was it somfc new God of ' whom they witnessed (v. 13). The act ot the crucifixion, he grants, may have been consummated in ignorance (▼. 17), but since God had raised Jesus from the dead, and this doctrine of ! the resurrection was new, therefore they ought to repent even though ' their acts were in accord with proph ecy. 1 Peter appeals to Jewish pride. Ib evcb an appeal legitimate? | WOMAN'S HIGH PLACE IT IS HER'S BECAUSE SHE CAN KEEP A SECRET. Miss Margaret M. Hanna Is One of the Most Trusted Employees in Office of the Department of State. There Is only one woman in the Wnited States who has knowledge of International events before they hap· pen. Her name is Margaret M. Hanna. She is the confidential secretary and assistant of the second assistant secre tary of state, Alvey A. Adee, who is the only permanent official of high rank in the department. No matter who may be the executive head of the department, and regard less of whether the administration is Democratic or Republican, the course of the foreign office is steered by Mr. Adee. All Qf the diplomatic affairs are managed by liim. The complex unwritten code called international law is to him familiar in its every par agraph, and he has all precedents at his fingers' ends. But it goes without saying that such business involves an immense amount of detail. Which is where the peculiar and exceptional talent of Miss Hanna comes into play. She takes all that part of the work off Mr. Adee's hands. To him she is like a card catalogue to a librarian—and quite a bit more, in addition. Not until the present generation, strange to say, was it discovered that women are the great systematizers of ; detail. Even the cleverest men are not ! in the same class with them at that ! sort of thing. Hence the fact that J nowadays many captains of industry prefer to employ as their confidential secretaries women who, with special capability in this line, know how to relieve them of all bother about the petty machinery of their office bus!· ! ness. Thus they are at liberty to de vote their entire attention to affaire of major importance. Such is the function that Miss Han na performs for the second assistant secretary of state. Incidentally to her duties she helps to prepare many state papers that are in the last degree con fidential in character. She is the custo dian of many an important secret af fecting the welfare of the country; but, from her point of view, this is merely a part of the day's work. She forgets the secret automatically when she leaves the office and goes home. It has often been said that a woman cannot keep a secret. Perhaps most women cannot. Holding that belief, wrongly or rightly, the department of state prefers not to employ them in confidential capacities. Too much is often at stake to make the taking of any risks advisable. But the rule is broken in Miss Hanna's case. She knows how to keep a secret, and the government of the United States is willing to bank on her reliability in this regard. When the Workers Quit. To the number of men under arms add those engaged in making war mu nitions except food and clothing— though a great deal of war clothing is wasteful in that it is used up far fast er than if the wearers were in a civil occupation. Economically considered, all these men are idle, for they are producing no wealth. For Great Britain their number has been calculated at some- i thing like half the total working popu- | lation. The proportion is probably ! about the same for the other belliger- ! ents, except Russia, where it is some- ; what lower. Suppose something like half the : ,gainfully employed population of the United States struck work, sat down ! and twiddled their thumbs for two or ; three years, being supported in idle- ' ness by the government during that j period. Suppose there was some de- i struction of real property by blowing j up bridges, throwing explosives into factories, burning villages. Suppose there was a very high casualty and ! mortality rate among the idlers. Our economic position would then be about , like Europe's. The government would j be borrowing immense sums to sup port its millions of pensioners, and our problem would be to offset the drain as much as possible by levying on labor that is not normally employed productively—the surplus labor of women, children, the aged and the halt -^and by economizing in all possible ways.—Saturday Evening Post. Hog May Not Trespass. Chief Justice Ailshie of the supreme court of Idaho makes the following comment in Fall Creek Sheep com pany vs. Walton on the effect of a statute relating to trespassing hogs: "The man who drew the amendment made swine an exception in the laws of Idaho from all other kinds of tres passing animals. So now when that cloven-footed quadruped of ancient no toriety goes foraging beyond the pro tecting care of the swineherd he at once loses his character as a domestic animal and becomes ferae naturae, subject to capture by anyone on whose premises he may at any indiscreet mo ment find himself. Of course the hog doesn't care much about his char acter; he would ordinarily just as soon be treated as a wild animal as to be treated as if he had been domesti cated for centuries. His fate is gen orally about the same either way." Conscience Fund Grows. The United States treasury con science fund is growiug. It now ex ceeds $500,000, received from smug·, glers, tax dodgers and others. INSURING LIVES OF OTHERS I .. Practfo» That la Largely Prevalent, Though It Is Illegal—How It Is Done in the Trenches. A recent case before the courts threw considerable light upon the penchant some people have for specu lating in other people's lives. One woman held life Insurances on her parents, her children, her mother-in law, her brothers and several friends. Of course that sort of thing Is Illegal, | but it seems to be a flourishing busi ness nevertheless. But hope delayed maketh the heart sick and after the Insurers have kept the premiums paid up to pretty well the amount they would gain from the insurance company, they see their profit melting away and call the law to free them from their investment, claiming their premiums back on all sorts of ingenious defenses. Rather a rotten business, but we are assured that it is much more preva lent than we have an idea of. There must be a tremendous temptation to Assist fate at times, and in any case, when relatives form the chief invest ment on these lines, it must be rather exasperating to have them politely in form us that they are "quite well, thank you." One recalls that scandalous "comic" song that had such a vogue a while back wherein an irritated hubby sang that he was stony broke with a wad erf dough staring him in the face! Some of the stories of the "sweep stakes" in the trenches are equally disturbing. The name of each man in the regiment going into action is put into a hat and every man puts up a franc. The money is divided between all those who drew the name of a man who is still alive or unwounaea at the end of the day! A soldier can spite a chap holding his name by de liberately courting the attentions ot a bullet. On the other hand, it tends to make them tenderly considerate of each others' lives and urgent admoni tions to "take care!" are not neces sarily disinterested. What's a Boy Made For? How different a Batwa dwarf boy from the American boy mentioned in the following paragraph from a Detroit exchange: "There was a big Icicle banging in the corner just over a store door on Michigan avenue, and as the weather softened up, and people be came afraid to enter the building, the proprietor came out to a crowd on the sidewalk to see what could be done. 'Somebody might hit it from the roof,' suggested one. 'Or you might get one of the long fire ladders,' observed a seeond. Ί think a charge of buckshot would bring it down,' said a third man. as he closed his left eye and took a long squint. A boy about twelve years old came along just then, and when he understood the situation, he inquired of the grocer: 'Will you gire a feller a nickel to get. her down?' j 'Yes, five of 'em.' 'Gimme a ta ter)' ▲ good-sized potato was handed him, and he stepped back into the street, peeled ofT his coat, and sent the tbber whizzing. It struck the icicle at the butt, and brought it down with a great crash, and as the crowd cheered, the boy pocketed his quarter, and humbly observed: 'Wonder what they thought a boy was made fur, anyhow?'" For Another Euripides. If some poet or dramatist as great as Euripides were to rise from the wreck of this war and write of what he had seen he could not better the denunciation in "The Trojan Women" which runs, in part, "How are ye blind, ye treaders down of cities, . . . yourselves so soon to die." Those lines were spoken when this play was presented in the new stadium of the City college. They brought homa to all who heard them the sickening real ization that Europe has sloughed oiï its veneer of civilization and is back where it was six centuries before the binth of Christ, when ancient Greece, too, believed that she had emerged from barbarism and did not see the ruin then impending. In France, in Belgium, in northern Italy and on the windy plains of ancient Troy itself the shade of Eu>ipide3 might again de nounce those "that cast temples to desolation and lay waste tombs, the untrodden sanctuaries where lie the ancient dead." In morals and lust for blood Europe has reverted to the days of the cave man. Honey Shortage in Britain. Even the bee feels the war. Ger many has always been the largest buy -er of American honey, but this year has taken only $10,000 worth. There is a honey shortage in England, how· ever, and our bees may be happy yet. Taken altogether, according to official reports coming to the department of commerce, American bees have be haved handsomely this year. They have made an unusually large crop, the average yield being 36.2 pounds for every colony, as compared with 32.2 pounds last year. Our ordinary crop is 50.000,000 pounds, and it will be greater than that this year. Prices are down, how ever, because of the shifting market and heavy yield, and also because of a very much heavier crop In the West Indies, which is handled here This country has never sent much honey to England. Only $4,000 worth went there last year. Whenever You Need a General Tonic Take Grove's The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless chill Tonic is equally valuable as β General Tonic because it contains the well known tonic propertiesof QUININE and IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives out Malaria, Enriches the Blood and Builds up the Whole System. SO cents. ι I Came Handy In His Line. I "There is nothing like sleep," re marked a chance acquaintance to the ijiewspaper man as he sized up the Helated sleepers In a New York sub way car in the wee hours of the morn iftg. "All my life I have done what ever has been in my power to help the c$use of sleep in the human race. Whenever I have heard that a doctor lei counseling his patients to sleep lojnger, I have made a point of writing hiim a letter of congratulation. And 1 doj not mind saying that I myself have doihe a bit to persuade people that sleep is the greatest blessing to man kind." "The perfect sleeper," ob served the newspaper man, "is he who by \rigid and constant practice has brought his power of sleep to such a eta-re that he does not awake even when a dynamite bomb is set off in his room." The chance acquaintance leaned back in in his seat with rapt expression, as if contemplating a beau tiful vision. "And what makes you take such an interest in the slumbers of the human race?" was aeked. "I am a burglar," he replied. "But just because one of my fellow men did not reach the stage of somnolent perfec tion I had to abandon my trade foi some years." Important Russian Industry. The production of wood pitch and tar is a highly important industry of the timber districts of Russia. A Urge quantity of such substances is not only used for home consumption in Russia, but is also exported to for eign markets. England alone takes over 100,000 barrels yearly of Russian pitch and tar. In normal times pitch la exported chiefly to England from Archangel, where it is one of the prin cipal articles of trade, while turpen tine has been shipped to Germany from the Baltic ports and overland. In recent years in western Russia, es pecially near the Vistula river, large quantities of pitch and turpentine have been distilled from the stumps left after the clearance of woods, this hav ing been in great demand in Germany on account of its good quality and low price. Up to the present time the op erating methods employed in this in dustry have been, for the most part, of a primitive character, and carried on in small establishments, where the owner is at the same time workmao and salesman. GU-ls Will Marry Crippled Soldiers. A letter in the London Daily Mall conveys the information that hun dreds of English girls have expressed their willingness to marry crippled British soldiers and to care for them as their contribution to their country's cause. The offers came as the result of a published suggestion that plucky girls might be of service so, and all that stands in the way of the success ot tills wholesale matchmaking is that no'degree of pluck and patriotism açems sufficient to overcome maidenly sfeynees. The girls have agreed to Iftfigjet they cannot walk up to the 'iltst ^(Tie-legged soldier they see and him bo. Meetings are to be ar ranged by certain women of the Lon don West end, where these self-sacri ficing girls will be introduced to the lifelong burdens they have agreed to take as husbands. Of Course Not. "That doctor claims to have discov ered an entirely new disease." "I hope he won't publish the symp toms of it." "Why not?" "People cannot have it if they do not know the symptoms, can they?" To Drive Out Malaria And liuild Up The System Take the Old Standard GROVE'S. TASTELESS chill TONIC. You know what you are taking, as the formula is printed 011 every label, showing it is Quinine and Iron in a tasteless ioriu. The Quinine drives out malaria, the Iron builds up the system. 50 cents It is said that an organization of women in Japan numbers 10, 000 members who have sworn never to marry unless their pros pective husbands agree to sup oort a movement for obtaining for them equal treatment with men and an improved economic position. Invigorating to the Pale and Sickly The Old Standard general strengthening tonic, GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out Malaria.enriches the blood .and builds up the sys tem. A true tonic. For adults and children. 50c Different Tastes. "The attraction to me in this quaint roadside inn is its old Eng lish." "What I prefer about it is its hot Scotch,'—Baltimore American. His Feat. "Your friend had quite an acrobatic promotion. ' "How's that?" 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