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,m IB S WORLD h Li- JM In The LIGIOU I Hi: NATIONS IN JUDGMKNT II,- international Sunday School Ijc?; ,.hi tor September 20 is "The Judg ment of tne Nations." Matt. r:- Uy William T. Kllis. j,prtpriat- beyond man's devising i tM" present Sunday School Lesson. .J k, ,i .startling presentation fo this . n t hour. A more pertinent of Scripture tor widespread' could not have been t n hi.- . ,niipr;ition , h..t-:i. It is as timely as any dis-jMt- ii in the news columns. In tli 'Sf great words Jesus makes ,t r!-ir that nations, as well as in dividuals, are to be judged at the .ft f Mlgn neuveii. nvcry iidiiun - 1 - A . . . . A t.li. illons oi mis iruiu die mu.u ixn i i,,,!.-inni.inK. They make citizenship 4 sK'red thing, and office-holding a tr..'tiiri'1us responsibility. Not only it, ,- cntillict and clash of nations, Init ilso in the judgment-day of God, every country make answer morning its etliciency and its char acter. The Kins of kings sits in jinUmnt upon all the kingdoms of tumraaes I hey shared their uls ncroi-m. being bountiful with thS nojunty. pvn to the last. ThL- spiri .nicu minL, rst of others is th f-ssence of nur topic. !t appeared in ine words of Jesu. when arrested in Ciethsemane; "Let thee go their way." he -aid concerning his uisciphs. And when in the final agonies of the Cross, the Redeemer had thought for the dying thief, for hi? mother, and for hi murderers. A!i sharers of their own souls with their r.ody brethren thai? follow in me tram of the Christ of Calvary. ruin i ft i r I I ill 1 1 I St try - , I M1U I II an accounting to the judge of all the earth. The real mission of the state is not to create an artificial political struc ture; not to maintain a ruling class; not to walk pridefully amid other na tions; but to serve the whole people in the fear of the Lord. Vhat Divides Sheen From Goats? There are crood nntinn nations, successful nations and na tions that have failed. Every ma ture thinker ponders this tale which history tells. He asks himself over and over again why certain nations have missed the mark. In the light of this luminous Scrip ture we perceive that ministry- is the mark of greatness for a nation, as for an individual. The truly "great powers" are those whose people have been best served by their government. Empires built on exploitation of the common man have alwavs come to a disastrous end. A reasonable hope for the survival of democracy lies in the profound, truth that it is estab lished in the welfare of its citizens; a weirare that is dear to heaven as to earth. By thi? present ScriDture we k mat the King who spoke these words. Among the private papers of the owner of "The Youth's Companion" Daniel Sharp l'ord. whose will nobly fulfilled hL-; lift- purpose, was found thf following anonvmous poem : "The bread that giveth want to give; The water pure that bids the thirsty live; I want Ui help thp fainting day by day; I'm sure f shall not pass again this way. EOF JUDGE EBfllill CASE Mother Has Custody of Child But Father May See Her at Any Time "I want to give the oil of iov for tears. The faith to conquer cruel doubts and fears. Beauty for ashes may I give alwav; I m sure I shall not pass again this way. v -3- : TV- n. ti tft Fayett.-ville. .Sept. UV The dec re of Judge Ceo W. Connor in th ii - i . . ... .strength I ruco-nns orngm oy J. Sprunt N'-wton. of tha city. anust his wife. Tiora F.h;-a Newton. f.r th custody of th. ir fvur-yar-old d.iugtt ter. hard in chamlxr by .ludgr tVn- nor in Raleigh August Sth. w.i Med in the office sf Clerk of the C-urt A. A. MacKHhan Friday. Judge Connor. considering that the best mtoret of th- child. Mary IV.-rabeth Newton, on account of her sex and ae. require that she remain under the care of hr mother, decrees that she be remanded I want to give good measure running l tne custody of the mother, under oer, the condition that Mr. .Newton shjul And into angry hearts I want to pour a aH reasonable times and under The answer soft that turneth wrath all reasonable ci renin stances hav away; opportunity to be with 5aid child and I'm sure I shall not pass again this have said child with him free from in- way. I terference or the presence of others. if he shall so desire, to the end that I want to give to others hope and he may not only enjoy association faith; with saio child, but may als culti- I want to do all that the Master saith; vate in his said child the love and af- I want to live aright from day to day; fection which by nature is incident t I'm sure I shall not pass again this their relation as father and child, and way." I which is essential to the well leing and happiness of both;"' and directs If only my wife could be here!" in- Mrs. Newton to keep the child withm voluntarily exclaims r husband, en- the county of Cumberland and not to e gathered all nations: and he judgment on the mightv' Fowhat Joyin some unusual pleasure. That remove her therefrom without th parate them one from another, else means this amazing declaration ls..TrysJ, ve's firSt desire; to share wriun -nt if .!. Sprunt Newton. Willi llie oeiUVeU. I IPIS SUre leSL Wei "U immr-r nun w .tils. emu i The lesson passage ii.i .uf he had bepn rejected and was .rinoM. o. ...w. on ftis way to a cross of sacrifice and When the Son of man shall come service, is to be the iudge of all the it, bis glory, ana an tne noij rngeis eartn. May we not revenlly sug with turn, then shall he sit upon the gest also, that the people so long ex throne of his glory: And before him ploited and oppressed are to sit in sh;ll b hhall sepaiaie mem one 11001 auuuipi, i nac iiiea.ius mis amazing :is a .-hepherd uividetn nis sneep rrom or tne Man of Sorrows, who was the iroats: And he snail set tne sneep toucneu with the feelinir of the in on his right hand, but the goats on firmities of the multitudes that he th- I'ft. Then shall the King say suffered in all their suffering, and unto them on his right band. Come, was served by every service done to ve blessed of my Father, inherit the them kingdom prepared for you from the The King and The People. foundation of the world: For 1 was an une of the marvels of this fare hmgered. and ye gave me meat: I wen admonition of the Messenger was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I who came from God is that the King may prove to ourselves whether our permit her husband to have the cus- professions of love for mankind' are tody and possession of the child at real, or only so many fine poses and such times and under such ci renin - phrases. Do we sincerely desire to stances as may be reasonable, and give of our time, our labor, our means, usual and customary for a father to for the wrelfare of our fellows? If not. have an infant daughter; and provides then we do not love in deed, but only in word. The shared life is multiplied. w.ks a .stranger, ana ye tooK me in: n iieuven una eartn identifies him- X.ik.-d. and ye clothed me: I was sick, self with the welfare of the common 1 said il in the meadow path. and ve came unto me. Then shall people. lo serve them is to serve t say it on the mountain stairs the righteous answer him, saying. Him. The climax of Christ's teach- "he best things any mortal hath Lord, when saw we thee an humrered. ing is "Inasmuch as ve have done it Are those which every mortal ,nd feil thee? or thirsty, and gave unto one of the least of these mv shares. Lucy Larcom ihe drink? Vhen saw we thee a Dretnren, ye have done it unto me .t ranker, and took thee in? or naked, mis passion ror the service of A passion tor neiotumess. when and clothed thee: Or When saw we cnrist and his brethren, which sees ere nu in e. nersists to the end. The thee sick, or in prison, and came unto I the Man of Sorrows in every needy i American people will long cherish thee? And the King shall answer and child of earth, is what makes the the spectacle of Mrs. Wilson, the wife Kty unto them. Verily I say unto you, missionary, the reformer and the of the President, thinking even on her Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one vnnsuan worker. deathbed of the poor people of the 0-tivoi' r ,viveK- tho ..i,i teasi oi tnese my Dretnren. ye t we uiii see in mis rare- slums ot Washington, and securme v:i.. .,; r have done it unto me. Then shall he well utterance, there is not to be much from Congress, as a dying boon, leg- father I Sorunt Newton anv feeling aiso unio mem on tne leit nanu, iuruiu6Ji ju ju5uic;iai.-viijr . me lsiation :or tneir Deuerment. inrougn- ntupr thin that nf rpneot love and lasting tire, prepared for the dev that "it shall not be deemed reason able within the spirit of this order for the said J. Sprunt Newton to havo or keep the said child in his possession for more than six hours at one time, nor oftener than once a day. ' Xo Prejudice Against Father. The most significant part of the or der is section 'i of the decree, which reads: "That it will not be to the best interest of the said Mary Elizabeth Newton, but it will be prejudicial to euch interest, for her to be or remain in the presence or under the influence of any person or persons who shall directly, or indirectly, by word or act. Depart from me, ye cursed, into ever- deciding factors in destiny are to be out her life in the White House Mrs. nffwHOT,. fw thereupon ' the ,id vil and the poor, the sick, the prisoner, the Wilson had administered to the needy pora Kiiza Newton be and she i his angels: For I was an hungered, neglected, the widows, the fatherless of the capital, caring more for the and ye gave me no meat: I was and the benighted. What is done to fulfilment of the law of Christ that thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I I man, is done to God. had been her life passion than for was a stranger, and ye took me not he most tremendous of all mcen- the social opportunities of her exalt- in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, uvea to ouiid a nation strong and ed position. and in prison, and ye visited me not. clean in its meais, ana purged or po- Ihen shall they also answer him, say- "ticai corruption, is this teaching that The finest things in the world, like ins. Lord, when saw we thee an hun- I the nation must make answer at last a fine poem, a lovely picture, fresh gered. or athlrst, or a stranger, or o tne iust Judge, who is also the air, sweet music, and a glorious sun- naked, or sick, or in prison, and did compassionate kedemer of mankind. set, cannot, well be appropriated by not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying. Verily I say unto you. Inasmuch as ye did it not to one or tne least of these, ye did it not to n And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal." The Test If we try to read these sentences it we had never seen them before, im.i a great truth starting out irom the page. It lives, and throbs, oici clutches THE RKAIi SOCIALISM. the imafi'ina.tinTi with all th nulsincr renlifv nf nun nvn I ixriu with the i 'ninran t. hereby required to keep the said child at all times free from the influence of persons known to her to be hostile or unfriendly toward J. Sprunt New ton, and not to permit the said child to be or remain alone in the company of such persons, whether such per sons be related to said child or not. to the end that said child shall at all times be under influences favorable to one person; and the finer they are, thft cultivation in said child of that re- the freer they are. Amos 11. Wells. snect and affection for her father e.s- santial tr her best interest nnd fnturft Terse Comments on the Uniform Pray- ecorumg to tne cuutcpuun ul me happiness." er Meeting Topic ot the Youns Peo- Ki'JUUim;u . V, Confidence In .Newton. pie's Societies Christian Endeavor, era in fee simPle. Dut stewards. All hearing before Judge Connor. etc. for September 20, "Share we Possess is in trust. Our part is whIch was upon the return to a writ You Blessings" Heb. 13:16-21. merely to administer our talents in of haDeas corpus issued by Chief Jus Re William T Tern ful1 consciousness of our responsibility tice Waiter Clark, was a result of J5 wiinam x. u,ui3. to God We share all because we the separation of Mrs. Newton (who Our generation seems to have all tn v,im whrP rnmmmdmpnt w- w . . . 0,ToV.t o n on rrar. rt an owe 311 lo nim v nose commanamenc was Miss Ehza McArthur) from hr caught a vision of an order of so- is ..We then that are strong ought to husband in August of last year on ac ciety wherein the strong share with bear lhe Durdens Qf the weak, and co!nt of The seined reLttons extet the weak, the rich with the poor, the ,nt tn npa ourselves " count oi tne strame a relations exwi . A, . . 0: ' not to piease ourselves. insr between her husband and mem bers of her family, consequent on th Some per- 1 I - m . I -m ? X l I .IA'.I nerf we nna rnimintr TMriiv snns nave mierureieu mis as uoiiuoai v . v,,. u i r . - ' . . . with th mcf o"" " "ACs" I ""Ti7". .f "if Moii 1'UL nits &ie.c (,cucio, uui iuc 6 I refusal of members ot the AlcArtuur thinkinVf" r"" ! STpv;" '"rJ-I Mirers, are the successiui lives. family to acknowledge their alleged Wtlon that nations are to b2 social ideal of Jesus has spread even SEVEN SENTENCE SERMONS. SS"5Sd -l'moVS thn fluffed for th - oirr I fo.thor than th hnnnis nf th I ing noies.sa.iu iu ftref,.ue more man The brother y qualme Vt leaven, the whole worTdI L 10 K100'?0? The decree though, ha., no Z " l?e .ndard by which they are The day's dominant note u altruisp. h nS.r .vn, . ZTf, U Zimi mL" " 'S "f .KLS! U-tendsTo show thecourf, convene, Faith is a higher facnlty than rea- in Mr. Newton. The decree states as 1 . and iiMormU!-.. , 11 Y .. 4 "ZiZ " k- c f,ii. son. isauey. a nnoing oi iact. mac wnemrr or not c une I i Vi s cpnaratmn nn tho nart of trie re spondent is justified by the conduct stry and all that nnr -ommon term I thnsp who have not is but the reali social service" implies is the vital zation of the divine injunction, "Bear airn i a n'l determinine factor in a. nation's? v one another's burdens and so ful- I t- fill the law of Christ." t wealth, or commercial power, J intellectual brilliance, or military out me simple fact of whether IT,? ;lml Womn and ittle children, s tn.. one final test of national great- 'ess. The Heal Mission of a State, 'i anybody thinks that the state nLs no business with social legisla u msuch as child welfare, the nous- 'OS nr.. I.!.,., i . .-''voi, wurKers comnensaiion. hii, ? DCnsin3 and all the other th- i ,,,reaentday plana for lifting Khi.i n,ena of lifo from weakest !Ser"he needs but t( read thia 'so. Mr? u-ver again- Tne Almighty Koin- t u,S. Breat Judgment-day is for u d the nations accountable very responsibilities. r,; . official, we then say. is wh,, ,y. answable to the voters ' "im vTm m,; he must Sive an ac" mkm f ,he Cod of ail nations. A l'ov..r" resPonsibility to a Higher iial Lls what calls forth the best u Mi 10 H man- Likewise, noth , i's i.i,,? l'aus a nation to rise tu.H J. ,st .possibilities as the pro f,"VKtion that it must render Between charity and social service there is, this essential difference: one is a mere giving, and the other is a sharing. Lowell compresses the truth into the familiar lines: Knowledge is prowl that be has learn exl so much: of the petitioner in business matters Wisdom is humble that he knows, no is not material to the matter in con more, Cowper. troversy in this proceeding. Gods atrensrth is always stronger It is ordered that the proceeding b than strong enough. Christiana Res- docketed in the office of the clerk of setti. the Superior court so that other mo tions and orders may be made to pro- Forcettinff the things which are be- tect the rights of all parties on- liincL, and stretching forward toward cerned. the things which are before. I press At the time of the hearing Judg Dare, ..,, w:tv, aims on toward the' goal unto the prize of Connor indicated verbally the naturo What gives himself with his alms fc f God n Cnrfet Qf his decisionf but announced that he HUnieTf. his ' hungering neighbor, Jesus.-Phil. sll 4. and me.' "Not what we give, share, For the gift without bare; but what we the giver is would not issue a formal decree until later. When shared, even five-loaves and two small fishes may feed a multi tude. Nobody knows the extent of his own possibilities until he has put them to service. Viopnism nf f'antain Scott and his companions, perishing strength, but by perseverance . . v. ., s,th Tnle was SOD. in tne seaxcu iui , . i POLISH W1UTKK CAITUKKD. This above all, to thine own self be true: And it must follow as the night the day, IxmcJon. 6:50 p. m., Sept. 12. A Thou canst not then be false to any dispatch to Uie l-'lvening News from man. Shakespeare. Petrograd says that Henry K. .Sein- kiewk-x, the Polish writer and author Great works are performed, not by of Quo Yardis, wio recently ap- ohn- pea leu to I'oies to support jui.ia in tho war, has been taken prisoner riy the Austrian- and sent to Cracow. He KTr in nnthincr more cieariy uwu i . , . , , . , nl nl. f"""" T,Tr; m.n wh, went anart No two nations nave tne same laws is r?..T termpnio in order to die regulating the handling and storage of oeen -u- io ,,u,v PFi or tn rnp r cvuiionw. from the without causin ,1