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SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSOD)
BY REV. M. F. HODGES
June 11th, 1KI. s
Subject?"Jeremiah Cast Into Pris
Time?B. C. 588.
Golden Text?"Be Not afraid of
their faces: for I am with thee to de
liver thee, saith the Lord."
About sixteen to eighteen years in
tervene between last lesson and this.
All these yeans the Jews wasted, in
sin and rebellion against God. They
were severely chhstised and punished
but refused to hear and repent. Jeho
ikim was dethroned by Nebuchad
nesser, and was succeeded by Je
KsMsmsaa whose short reign was
characterised by wiokedness. He had
no regard for the commandments of
God, rebelled against the Babylon
ians and was carried by them a pris
oner to Babylon where the remainder
of his days were spent in exile. Zed
ekiah is made king by Nebuchadnes
ser and occupied the throne through
nine sinful years. God's judgments
were counted as naught by him; he
giving himself wholly to wickedness.
During these awful years there were
at .least two prophets who were un
unflinchingly true to Jehovah, Eselciel
and Jeremiah, both of these men suf
fered at the hands of their own
people; both of them stand firm for
truth and righteousness, such men as '
Ezekiel and Jeremiah can well afford
to suffer, they endure as seeing Him
who is invisible and live and suffer in
hope of an eternal reward.
We shall fail to get the heart af '
this lesson unless we read carefully
chapter 37 and verses 1-3 of chapter
38 leading up to the lesson. Jere
miah was in no sense a compromising
preacher. He was not one to preach
the popular thing, that which men's 1
ears are itching to hear. He was not 1
afraid of some worldly minded stew- 1
ard or deacon, who paid a little more '
to the preacher than some one else. 1
He spoke the truth as God gave it to 1
him without courting any public fav- <
or. The people had disregarded 1
every warning of Jehovah, they had 1
gone to the length, height and depth 1
in sin, now the heavy blow was fall- 1
ing; but God would still extend a lit- '
tie mercy, if they would only heed '
the message of Jeremiah. Chapter '
38, verses 2-3 are full of warning and '
promises. God would never deliver 1
them from their approaching enemy, '
but would take some of the thongs
from the lash and make the burden t
more easily endured. They were in 1
an awful plight. If they remained in <
the city they must die from hunger, '
sword and pestilence; but if they
would go out and surrender to the f
Chaldeans, their lives would be spar
ed. Whatever they did the king of
Babylon would take the city. God ?;
had decreed to deliver the city for (
destruction. The Jews by their f
high-handed sin had forfeited every ]
rightful claim to God's protection. (
God had tried for centuries to stop ,
them from worshiping idols; but to i
no avail, they would not obey His t
commandments. Punishment after
punishment had been inflicted but to ?
no avail. They are now to go into
banishment and slavery till their ^
spell of wickedness is broken. The (
mercy of God is long suffering; but
He knows the appointed bounds, and j
there turns to vengeance.
Times change but human nature '<
and God are always the same, they \
never change. "Tlfe princes said un- j
to the king, we beseech thee, let this
man be put to death; for thus he |
weakeneth the hands of the men of ,
war that remain in the city, and the ]
hands of all the people, in speaking
such words unto them." Had Jere- .
miah been among us during the great ,
world war he would have been im
prisoned for speaking his convictions.
However unholy the war we must not ,
express our - convictions. This has
been the case and will continue to be,
may be justly so. No man can lift ,
his voice against the sins of nations
and individuals unless he be pre
pared to suffer the consequences?
may be lack of moral and financial
support; at any rate he will be very
unpopular with the masses and often
with his own flock.
The king makes reply and in this
shows himself to be the same ag his
princes; "Behold, he is in your hands;
for the king is not he that can do
anything against you." Zedekiah had
but little respect either for God or
His prophet. It is strange that men
hare a notion that by getting rid of
God's prophet they can get rid of God.
When they get rid of His servants
they must then reckon with God
Himgflf. They cast old Jeremiah
into prison, not satisfied with merely
getting him into the prison; they let
him down by cords into the mire.
God had more respect for Jeremiah
down in the mire covered with dirt
and fltth than he had for all the high
brows and jewel-bedecked princes
who walked the streets. God still has
more respect for his servants who are
faithful to Him than tof all the
weridly minded, money hunters,
pleasure seekers, Sabbath desecretort,
theatergoers who hide behind the
Church end cell theraaelvep the elect
God loves Hie servants, though they
may suffer for a while here they Will
be crowned among the faithful. Ev
ery community today needs a fearless
Jeremiah. There may be no honors
won Here but they can be a M seeing
to men, and stand in favor before the
throne of God at last
Isn't it awful to think that among
all this throng of Jews not one was
found to come to the rescue of Jere
miah? God had to call an old Eth
iopian slave from the king's house,
Ebedemelech, by name, to rescue His
prophet. This old black slave of the
king went to him a* he was sitting in
the gate of Benjamin, and whispered
a feqg.? ? that had he
not been in favor with the king might
have meant death, here is what he
said to the king: "l(y Lord, these
men have done evil in all that they
have done to Jeremiah the prophet,
whom they have cast into the dun
geon ; and he is like to die for hunger
in the place where he is: for there is
no bread in the city." Under that
black skin there was some real man
hood. That black servant of the king
was worth a dosen regiments of those
sin-cursed Jews. The king was to
some extent brought to his senses by
the statements of his servant; he im
mediately said, "Take from hence
thirty men with thee, and take up
Jeremiah the prophet out of the dun
geon, before he die." It must have
been that the king had this done be
cause of his fondness for his servant,
it was not goodness for he had no
such quality. The two great charac
ters in this lesson are Jeremiah the
prophet and Ebedmelech the slave.
Do not forget them; God is working
in and through them.
The rescue of the prophet was no
small job. Old rotten rags were
thrown down to the prophet and he
eras told to place them under his arms
so that the ropes would not cut his
irms when drawn up. "So they drew
ip Jeremiah with cords, and took him
ip out of the dungeon; and Jeremiah
remained in the court of the prison."
What a wide contrast?Jeremiah the
prophet of Jehovah and Ebedmeleeh
:he humble slave of the king. In
Sod's eyes there is not so much dif
srence maybe after all. If we are
children of God we are brothers in
Christ Jesus. If sinners then . ser
vants of the devil and children of the
Do not fail to study the lesson fur
her and see the fearful calamity that
>efell Judah. Read the entire f38th
chapter and see if it can be applied to?
A ' '
ulRS. BEASLEY ENTERTAINS
Mr*. C. W. BeasJey was hostess
rhursday evening at her home in
Holerain at a miscellaneous shower
^ven in compliment to Miss Lucille
3ritton whose marriage to Mr. J. K.
Hoggin will take place Tuesday
norning, June 6, and which will be an
nteresting event in society of that
There were five tables of progress
ive hearts and the prise for highest
wore was won by Miss Hazel Mon
ague who presented it to the bride
Interesting contests were played,
Ars. N. G. Phelps winning the prize,
vho also presented it to the bride.
Bach guest wrote "Good Wishes to
the: Bride", and "How to Manage a
lusband" in a very attractive book.
The gifts were showered upon the
jride-elect from a large green and
vhite umbrella suspended between the
living room and dining room.
The color scheme of green and
white was beautifully carried oift
with .eut flowers and potted plants in
all the rooms.
Miss Myra Harris received the
guests in the reception hall.
The guest book was kept by Mrs.
M. R. Montague, Misses Nell Deans
and Miriam Montague presided at the
The color scheme was also carried
out in the refreshment of green and
white ice cream, cakes and mints,
served by Misses Ruth Britton and
Margaret Overton. Mrs. Beasley's
guests, besides the guest of honor
were, Mesdames D. R. Britton, L. E.
Beasley, N. G. Phelps, J. J. Beasley,
W. C. Mercer, W. E. White, G. M.
Holley, L. D. Perry, J. S. Deans, C.
L. Henry, M. T. Wilson, Martha As
kew, M. R. Montague, C. A. North
cott, J. C. Beasley, E. L. Stokes,
Misses Nell Deans, Rose Nowell, Villa,
Hazel and Miriam Montague, Mary
Lineberry, Ruth Britton, Margaret
Overton, Lillie and Thelma Forehand,
Helen Winborne, Evelyn Page Mor
gan, Myra Harris and Amanda Leary.
Advertising signs in the national
forests of California must come down.
Advertisements printed on trees and
rocks are also to be effaced. Such
advertising is prohibited in all nation
al forests without special permits,
which are seldom issued. Unsightly
signs and. bill boards deface the moun
tain landscapes of our national for
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|' A FRIENb |
I By MARQARET A. SWEENEY jj
A nil, Mr MeClsn N?whm? Nradlsst*.
"If You N??d a k'rleod, Com* la and
Buy a Dog."
It waa only an advertisement upon
a placard swaying in a shop window,
but It halted my hurrying homebound
steps, ft sent my thoughts scurrying,
and swiftly It brought before me s
?talon of a tawny-hslred terrier, a
"one-man dog" that had been inyv
1 wedged my way through the surg
ing crowd of late Christmas shoppers
until I stood before the window where
the placard ewayed above four sleek
and happy-looking pups, but the vision
of my loot terrier hovered above them.
He waa a fearless dog?a good fight
er, and I had named htm "Pady." My
threshold had become his to guard,
and for four years he had bravaly dis
puted the right of any stranger to
My homo-coming every evening had
become, for Pady and me, a tima
of great rejoicing, and my departure
every morning had become a dreary
affair, at which Pady carried his tall
at half-mast: ' .
One October evening there was no
Pnd? to greet ne. I whistled and I
celled, and I searched the neighbor
hood. bot no Pady could I find.'
The next morning I asked the help
of the police; I advertised and offered
a reward, bat Pady did not return, and
now It was late December and I had
lost all hope of ever finding him.
In the dreary, doglees days that fol
lowed his departure I thought of him
very often. Of one thing I was cer
tain: Pady. dead or alive, had been
carried away. There was only one
man that he would follow?his master.
The thought of replacing Pady nev
er entered my bead. 1 had become a
"one-dog man." Better dogs there were,
no doubt, bnt not another In all the
world Uke Pady. And ao, reluctantly,
I went my homeward way, grieving for
my lost terrier, but the advice upon
the placard stayed with me: "If you
Need a Friend, Come in and Buy a
Dog." The words clung.
At the corner where I waited for a
car I bought my evening paper, and
my eyea rested upon a small headline:
"Men Die of Loneliness In Gay New
York." I read on: "Dr. Charles Blank
describes New York as a city where
men and women die of loneliness
among crowds, where men?"
Around the corner my car came
clattering, but I hastened to the dog
shop. "Perhaps," I told myself, "per
haps I can find a dog that looks Ilka
rvmr me aoor, sleeping upon dean
hay behind a wire netting, lay a
tawny-haired terrier. He lay upon hla
left aide, hla small, lean body quiver- '
In* with little tremors and jerky leg
movements?dreaming, no doubt, of
other jand happier days.
"Paoy!" I shouted. Instantly the dog
was on his feet, jumping joyously,
tearing at the restraining wires.
"He was1 brought In here with a
broken leg by a young fellow In an
auto," the man unlocking the wire
door explained. "He said he could
come back for him In a few days?
that was two months ago."
I crouched and caught Pady as he
bounded into my arms, and never were
man and dog so glad to meet.
St. Walpurga, In the Eighth century,
followed her brothers St. Willibald and
St. Wunnlbald, rods of a king of the
West Saxons, from her native coun
try, England, to Germany, to help them
In extending Christianity. Her bones,
from which, according to tradition, a
healing oil miraculously flowed were
Interred at Elchstadt where a convent
was erected In her honor. Churebes
and chapels all over-the world have
been named after her. The feagt of
St. Walpurga falls properly on Feb
ruary 25, but as It Is assigned in soma
German calendars to May 1 the name
of Walpurga has become associated.
In quite an accidental way, with some
of the most noted popular supersti
tions. Thus on Walpurgis night, the
eve before May 1 the story Is '.that
witches ride on broomsticks, goats,
etc., to some appointed rendezvous,
especially the Brocken, in the Hara
mountains, where they hold high revel
with their master, the devil.
Restoring a Photograph.
Before any attempt Is made to "re
store" a photograph which is valued,
It should be copied, as there Is always
a great risk that any restoration will
spoil it altogether, since the fading is
a sign that some of the earlier oper
ations have not been properly carried
out If it Is a silver print of any kind,
soak it In a 2 or 3 per cent solution of
alum for half an hour or so, wash it
thoroughly, and bleach It In a solution
of mercuric chloride of a strength of
about 8 grains to the ounce of water.
When bleached. It must be well washed
and darkened In water to which a few
drops of ammonia have been added.
It Is then washed and dried.
Frederick Niven's "A Tale That la
Told" haa a note for literary ladlea
who want "the very lateat." Two In
Glasgow asked In turn and In iloet for
half a dozen novels, all of which were
announced unprocurable with tha
stereotyped, "I'm sorry, there la. not a
copy In pt present" At last the youth
who attended to them came trium
phantly hark with a volume thtgr had
asked for. "Oh," said one. "We won't
have It. since It Is In. It can't be any
good. We want hooka that every one
la reading." The other egreed: "U
*'e In, we don't want It."
Mm.'P. L. lUynor ni a shopper
in Suffolk this week.
Mr. Ernest Carter from Gatesville
was in town Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. J. E. Jordan has returned from
Jackson Springs with his family. Mr.
Jordan has remodelled his home on
Church street and it now one of the
most attractive places here. .
Mrs. J. J. Alston has returned home
after spending a few days with her
parents near Cremo.
Dr. J. B. Ruffln was in Norfolk
Friday and Saturday with a patient.
Rev. L. E. Daily gave a very inter
esting account of his visit to Jatfaotr
ville, Fla., at his Sunday morning
service. ' "* ~~?
Misses Hattle and Lucy Tayloe,
Messrs. Ross Overton and Frank
Harden motored over to Chowan Col
lege last Sunday.'
Mrs. Met Harrell continues very
Misses Lucie Tayloe, Elizabeth
Ruffin and' Meiers. Clarence Earley
and Edwin Cowan witnessed the
Chautauqua play "Turn to the Right,"
in Ahoskie last Friday.
Miss Gladys Jordan is the guest of
Miss Elisabeth Ruffin.
Mr. Clyde Harrell was in town Sun
day to see his wife who is convalea
ing at the home of her mother, Mrs.
W. L. Earley.
Miss Mary Raynor is visiting in
Ahoskie and other places.
J. O. Ruffin was a caller near Au
Miss Vivian Wiggins is visiting her
nncle Mr. John Wiggins.
Master Linwood Wiggins spent a
few days in Ahoskie with his little
cousins. ? *
Quite a number from around here
attended the Chautauqua at Ahoskie
Mr. L R. Sessoms and family
motored to Rich Square last week to
visit Mrs. Bettie Bryan who is quite
The W. M. S. will meet Friday p.
m. at the church. A good attendance
The Building Committee will meet
at the County Home at 10 a. m., Wed
nesday, June 21at for the purpose of,
letting out contract for the erection
of two cottages. Plans And dimen
siona will be furnished on application.
6-9-2t. - F. G. TAYLOE.
J Summer Dresses for Ladies and Misses lfj
We hm just received a beau
tiful line of Drawee of the very
latest style* in Crepe do Chine,
Organdies, Canton Crepe and
other fine fabrics that we are
A look will convince you
In our advertisement hut week
the word Dresses was left out
Z-jS0m^mi^rror, **d jjyreral,
ladies called for the abore fab
rics by the yard. We are very
sorry this happened as we
make every effort to live up to
kaup f nntl'Pf'tPil la n Wo^ >
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of pleasing our customers, why
not let us please you?
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