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. LESSON FOR JANUARY 24
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GIDEON AND THE THREE HUT
DFtEO. LEBSON TEXT-Jii(l!f.S 7:1-8, lii-23.
GOLDEN TEXT Not by might, nor by
power, but by my Spirit, saith Jehovah of
hosts. Zeeh. 4:6, R. V.
Tlii3 was the period of Israel's
transition from a rontadlc to an ag
ricultural life. The record we have
la an alternate succession of idolatry
and subjugation with a return to Je
hovah und to liberty.
I. "Gideon and AH the People," vv.
1-8. Rallying about him his clansmen
Gideon chose a position at the spring
of llarod near Jezreel, his back to lit.
. Giiboa and the Midianites to Hie nor'h
next to Mt. Moreh. fie thus con
trolled the fords of the Jordan and
could prevent tne enemy from return
ing to their homes in the desert coun
try. Outwardly the great discrepancy
of numbers made the situation look
dubious for Israel, but in reality the
danger was that the army was too
large, since when the victory was
gained they might "vaunt themselves."
Individuals and churches usually
count their strength according to num
bers. (See II Cor. 12:9.) If we desire
God's strength it must be as we our
selves are weak (Isa. 40:29). God is
sometimes limited by having too many
and not enough of the right sort.
When God delivers he leaves no room
for boasting (Eph. 2:S, 9; Rom. 3:2").
God can save as well by the few as
by lie many (1 Samuel 14:6), and fre
quently uses the weak and despised
things to confound the mighty (I Cor.
1:27, 28), that "no flesh should glory
In his preseuce" (1 Ccr. 1:29). These
were two tests wheveby Gideon was
to select his warriors: (1) "Go to,
pioclaim . . . whosoever is fearful
... let him return" (v. 3). It Is
not well to criticize too severely the
22.0U0 who returned; even In the Gar
den not only Peter, but all the disci
ples forsook the Master and fled. God
does not choose men because they are
heroes, but to make heroes of them
by the power of his might. (2) There
is yet another sifting God gives Gid
eon the clue (v. 4), viz., to decide by
their method of drinking. Those who
drank "as a dog lappeth," were those
not to be taken off guard even while
II. Gideon's Second Assurance, w
9-15. It was absurd, humanly speak
ing, for 300 men to expect to defeat
135,000. God "strengthened" Gideon
(v. 11). Gideon and Phurah, at God's
command, entered the valley and drew
near the Midianite host. Avoiding the
guard, if any, they drew near enough
to hear a man telling his dream to
"his fellow." The latter interprets
thi as nothing else than the "sword
of Gideon" (v. 14). Gideon worshiped
God and at once returned to arouse
the camp of Israel.
III. The Sword of the Lord and of
Gideon, vv. 16-23. In all probability
these men wore thlr usual weapons
as soldiers and carried food for tnefr
use in pursuing the enemy. However,
for this midnight attack they needed
only three weapons, lamps, pitchers
and trumpets. Each of these have a
spiritual suggestion for the Christian.
(See Matt. 25:4; Ps 119:105; also II
Cor. 4:6, 7, and Ezek. 33:3, t; I. Cor.
14:8.) Gideon's stratagem of dividing
his men into three companies and
then as the pitchers are broken to
blow the trumpet caused a lively panic
among the Midianites. That Gideon
had faith and courage in himself, and
in the word of Jehovah, is suggested
in his words, "Look on me and do
likewise." We are to look to the "cap
tain of our salvation" (Heb. 13:2) and
by iur live:; oi Cuod'.or.cc pr&va tlio
devotion of our life (John 15:14,
14:21) As already suggested, there
were probably no defenses surround
ing the enemy and in the darkness
Gideon and his men easily approached
the camp. It is easy to imagine the
scene the midnight hour, the army
suddenly awakened by a deafening
shout, the blasts of trumpets, the .100
torches flashing forth amid the crash
of earthenware, arid all of this in
dense darkness. The Midianites in
the eonfiifiion turned their weapons
against each other and fled toward
the Jordan and into the retrions be
yond toward the depert. Others fol
lowed by the ten thousand, fleeing to
ward Suceoth and Penuel.- We of
this day have our wars and battles
against the wrongs, the principalities
and powers of evil whieh are around
us and within us Such battles re
quire the same courage, and skill, and
consecration of ourselves, as did the
wars of those ancients asxnlnst .the
enemies that threatened the very ex
istence of the people of God.
God's work in this world Is often
done by a few perrons who have had
a vision of him, who have grown in
character and devotion, and who use
the simple weapons of lamps, pitchers
and trumpets, even as that small com
pany of one hundred and twenty on
the day of Pentecost, filled with the
Spirit of God, led the forces which
ultimately overthrew invincible Rome
The reformation under Luther, the
work of the Puritans, Carey in India,
the Wesleys th England, and count
' less other instances are illustrations
of this truth, that 'one with God is
Every piece of goods marked dov.n in plain figures. The Largest Slaughter Sale ever put cn in Ramscur.
Business conditions are such that I must turn my line cf merchandise into ea?h. This Rig Cut Price- :
means a saving to your pocket boo!.'.
When bills come due they must he paid. I must srerit'ice niv goods to raitc the money.. THEREFORE YOU
GAIN AND I LOSE.
Bargains are put before you on every item of ray line of merchandise, more especially on men's, boys', ladies',
Misses' and children's hats. Men's and boys' pants, the "The Famous Star Brand Shoes" for men, women and
children; men's and boys' shirts, underwear for men, women and children, wool and siik dress goods, cotton
piece goods. It will do your "system" good from head to foot to come in my store and look at the God sending val
ues which we are putting before the people.
Boys' 50c Hats
Boys. 63c Hats
Boys' 73c Hats
Mens' $1.00 Hats
Mens $1.25 Hats $1.00
Mens' $1.63 Hats '. . $1.23
Mens' $2.00 Hats $1.49
Men's $2.50 Hats $1.78
Mens' $3.25 Hats $2.19
Men's Transou special $3.98
The John B. Stetson $t.00
Boys' Caps, Price 25c 19c
Mens' Caps, Price 50c 39c
Mens' Caps, Price $1.00 .... 83c
Baby Caps, Price 2oc 19c
Baby Caps, Price 50c 39c
Auto Hoods, Price 63c 49c
Ladies' Scarfs. Price $1.00 . . 63c
Baby Wool Sacques, Price 25c 19c
Baby Wool Sacques, Price 50c 39c
Satine petticoats, beautiful color:
green, red, black and blue, worth 75
cents, at 48 cents.
Mercerized black satine petticoats,
price $1.00 at 83 cents.
Beautiful colors in silk petticoats,
price $1.63 at $1.19.
Beautiful colors in silk petticoats,
price $2.98 at $1.68.
Cotton Piece Goods.
Standard print colicos worth 7c at 5
Apron ginghams worth 8c . . 5c
Beautiful colored outing price 10c at
Beautiful flannelette, price 10c, at
Finest grade Sea Island, worth 10c,
at 7 cents.
Extra grade Three AAA sheeting
worth 12 cents at 9 cents.
Extra fine 220 nainsook, worth 12 Vi
Extra weight fine cambric, worth
12!2c at 9c.
Extra fine quality Androscoggin,
worth 15 at 10c.
Extra fine Lawnsdale cambric.worth
15c at 12Vic.
Extra heavy Canton flannel, worth
12 '2c. at 10c.
Extra heavy Canton flannel, worth
15c at 12 '2c.
Fancy dress ginghams, worth 10c.
Colored cambrics, solid, worth 12'2c
Extra good grade bed ticking, worth
15c at 9c.
Extra good grade feather bed Pek
ing worth 25c at 15c.
Dress Duck in black, white and na
vy, worth 12'2c at 8"2c SPECIAL.
WOOL DRESS GOODS
Beautiful quality black and navy
serges worth 50c at 39c.
Beautiful quality black and navy
serges worth $1.00 at 63 cents.
Beautiful quality black and navy
serges worth $1.00 at 8:1c. ' '
Beautiful quality black and nnvy.
serges worth $1.25 at 98c.
Beautiful quality whip cords, colors,
taupe, worth SI. 25 at 92c. r '
Beautiful, quality colored wool suit
ing worth 68c at 19c.
The best quality $1.00 messaline at
89c. - '
The best quality $1.00 silk poplin at
The best quality $1.00 taffeta at 89c.
The best quality $1,00 plttids at 89c.
Hurry lip, get in the race, or yo?.: v. ill miss lots of good values that we have. Bring your frier d
On every $5.00 piircJiase'I Svi-.l give you a nice present.
TERMS PF THISTLE STRICTLY CASM. -
, He Eciievea.ln' Orr'a.h3.
'Never "be' vlno'ictlvc. i-vcit " In your
Bleep. - Mr" Aligns, 'a we.l-kncvn citi
zen of tho" Xorili iaiul. w 13 cliased by
a bull-ill his ilroHiu;;, Uic oil'.or. tlsiht.
Across th'j pabture iashed";ir;KS, the
bull galiiing nt tvery Jump. Breath
lesijly Mifgs reached Hie fence at
laat, and, safe as;trld3 the top, turned
and kicked th- hull !n the r.ese. break
ing ono of hla noes on tho wull beside
the bed. He la out on ccu'.ciifcs this
week,. Newark New".
Few There Arc.
Blessed is the uiiin svltu e . A
In tho hour of his adver-,t;.- m.
haa.a lot more friends ili.ui i.c i;. . "
ke had but be O bcarce. -
Beautiful line of all colors and
The 50 yd. Baby Ribbon, all colors
The 3 cent quality
The 4 cent quality
The 7 cent quality (j
The 10 cent quality
The 15 cent quality
... . . ic
The 20 cent quality
The 25 cent quality (a 20c
The 50 cent quality 39c
Don't go out before you look over
our Lace Counter. We have the most
up-to-date lino ever handled in Ram
seur. Our prices will force you to
buy when you see such GOOD values
at such a low cost.
Ladies', Misses' and childrens
Hats at half price.
The 23c line 19c
The 50c line 39c
The $1.00 line Hfc
The $1.25 line 98c
Men's, Ladies and Children's Gloves
The 13c line 10c
The 25c line (ffi 19c
The 50c line (o 39c
Men's Sox 5c
Men's 15c Socks .'. .. 10c
Men's 25c Socks 19c
Ladies' 10c Hose 9c
Ladies' 15c Hose 12c
Ladies' 25c Hose 19c
Ladies' 50c Silk Hose 39c.
Ladies' $1.00 Silk Hose 89c
Heavy Comforts, Price $1.00 83c
Heavy Comforts Price $2.28 . $1.79
Beautiful Lace Curtains, PHce -
$1.00 . . ( 83c pair
Beautiful Lace Curtains, Price r;
$1.25 $1-13 pair
Misses' Union Suits, 25c grade 19c
Misses' Union Suits, 50c grade 39c
Misses' Union Suits, 75c grade 69c
Ladies' vests and pants, 25c grade
Ladies' vest and pants, 50c grade
Men's Fleeced Uned, 25c grade
Men's Fleeced Lined, 50c grade
Men's Elastic, Seam
Drawers, 50c grade (3 39c
Men's French Ribbed Under shirts
and Drawers, 50c line .... 39c
Men's 10c Handkerchiefs .... 5c
Ladies' ."c Handkerchiefs .... 4c
Ladies' 10c Handkerchiefs . . tie
Ladies 15c Handkerchiefs ft' . . 12c
Men's Pull Easy, Price 10c (o .. 9c
Mer'i Slip Easv end Slitlewcll
Trice 13c 12c
Beautiful Line of Neckwear!
Men's Four in Hand Ties Price
25c O !'.
Me"'s 1 ' t-r i: Hand Ties IViee .
Ladies' Windsor Ties, Price 25c 19e
Ladies' 'Windsor Ties, Price 50c 39c
Men's Black and Tan Belt, Price
. . 25c C'O 19c
Men's Black and Tan Belts. Price
5(lc u 39-'
Ladits Pelt-! Price 2.V 19c
(E'.evcn-q'iaiier Cotton Blankets
' . .l'vi-e SKI.'! pair (? .8!)c
, Eleven-quarter Wool Blanket
Sir t'irii,; : y e -.- "t'.e
poor u::u'h wiali!:.' i'-' iti . i-1 havi:
added. la cv.(.:-y . ;;.n i; her.UU." 'Ihe
"Uituuirtal AIi'i' u' of lit:; 1--n-J tl ir i .If tl
tbo day .ilo thrc-v iMr.ij.-s of cis'.it
Uou!-s ( ach, asKi?;t!i;'.r; oi:v ic.r '-(fr--h-ment,
and ahh i th- ItmIv 'j.v th-op
and excrete.-?, another for l-usiness ard
vhe tld.ti fpr Hv.'ly and devotion.
Cishop Taylor cci:.'.lt red tliree hours'
and Richard Baxter four hours' sloop
sufficient Cor at.y iiian.
As a Financia' Frps-t'en. 1
"Tho pen la luifeiiiai' l-n : -'
but it's a eat bet thai i: vorl
lower makes more n.i-i.: y .U..i lit-,
" 'ttcailuti v . ; t - .-- i a i---r-i-ii'i
liou in a t -n 'it a ;. y : ; r.
J v- t lli!i;.;::!i i.li.i a' i "uu-ll ui
t !."" 10(.- ! .- h-..- -V ' .)! ! --I.VCT1- M1.
i en -netl l-.er nr. i: to f :n !:v- tVe
' iii i'(-i) ;"'.e Tii'i'-, th,--
'i -ti "nr-l F-.icli con rse works as r.i iy
It tlmpi for Pf-rvnn's." "I al'ow "f
no wrtlir.?: for the uc.ir," she staled
Cueer Hats cf Soldiers.
Koreau soldiers wear biacli or browu
felt hats decorated wtih red horso hair
of peacock feathers, and hanging from
the sides, over the ears and around
their necks, are oval balls of porce
lain, amber and a queer kind of gum.
Price $2.98 pair
Eleven-quarter Wool Blankets,
Price $3.48 pair $2.4s
Baby Blankets, 25c line 19c
Baby Blankets, 50c line 39c
The Famous Robert Johnson & Rana
"Star Brand Shoes," new styles and
all solid Leather guaranteed, must go
at a big sacrifice in order to make
room for Spring Shoes.
Every pair cut as follows:
The Service Brand, Price $2.00 $1.49
The Bicvcle Brand Price $2.80 $1.98
The Star Calf, Brand, Price
The Soft and Good Brand
The Star Vab-c Brand, Price
The Nut Cracker Brand, Price
The Pluck Brand (Tan and Black;
Price $3.75 G. $2.98
The Stronger Than The Law
(Black) Price $3.50 .... $2.78
The Pilgrim, Black and Tan Price
The Patriot, Patent Leather Price
The Sensation, Brand Price
The Sensation Brand, Old Ladies
Comfort price $2.25 .. ..$1.49
The Star Value Brand, Price
' $2.50 $1.73
The, Our Family, Brand, Price
$2.75 .. $1.95
The Mayflower Brand, Price
The Society Brand, Patent Leather
Price $4.00 .-. .. $2.98
Babv Soft Soles, Red, White and
Tan Price 50c 25c
Children's Peach Brand, Price
Children's Hel'.en Brand, price
Foot Culture Brand, Price $2.00
Children's Our Family Brand,
Price $2.25 $1.69
Children'-j Foot Culture Brand
Price $2.23 (S $1.69
Boy's Pacema!- r Brand Price
Bov's Tess and Ted Brand, Price
Bov's Stronger Than the Law
Brand, Price $2.75 $1.78
Women's. Price 75c S0-
Miuses', Price f5c ( 45c
Men's, Price 9"c ??' 7"c
Bov's, Price 7Hc (K1 68c
The following prices MAKE your
heart glad and your pocket book open
10c can Kraut 8c
1t)c can Sweet Corn (TD 8c
10c can Rough Rider Baking
Powders (j? Pe
5c can Rough Rider Baking B. de.
0 '. te
10c can Da' is BaVinj; renders
5c can- Daii: ialiitii P;v,!ora
10r can Snow Kim; Powders
l"e can RuitifmO.-: Powders
15c canRoyal Powders 6? ' ;'
Ifc c.-n Good l.itik Povdri (!?
i;tc can Libby's Evaporated Milk (R Pc
i.f the f.h:f
id. i'lie s:n:-
alter ho l.-aves th; !
Mull of Ki'ityro and
:i eua past tUo terrible I
First Chorus Lhuy "Vhat Co yoa
think, dear? tleorgo ia back i.m .1 Al l
ka, stony-broke, and so ulu-t.-ii ihui
you would hardly know him!" i .
end Chorus Lady "I'm suro 1 Flx.n't
13c bottle Stuffed Olives .... 10c
10c bottle Mustard 8c
10c jar Peanut Butter 8c
10c can Sweet Peas 8c
10c can Chip Beef 8c
10c can Sausage .. 8c
5c can Potted Ham 4c
5c can Sardines 4c
10c can Dixie Lye Hominy .... 8c
10c can Vegetable Soup 6
10c can Tomato Soup Sc
10c can Pork and Beans 8c
10c can Tomatoes 8c
15c can Grated Pineapples . . . . ls
25c can Sliced Pineapples .... 20c
25c can California Peaches . . . 20c
10c can CoCoa sc
10c can Sardines isc
30c can Pork Sausage 27c
25c can Crisco 20c
10c bottle White House Vinegar 8c
10c bottle Catsup 8c
10c can Japo Borax Cleanser
15c can Salmon 11c
10c can Red Devil Lye 8c
10c package Macaroni 8c
15c package Kako ((5 12c
23c package Stokes hest coffee 19c
13c package Postum 12c
23c package Postum 19c
10c Shoe Polish 8c
10c can Shoe paste. 8c
1 doz. boxes Matches 9c
10c package Puffed Wheat . . 8c
10c package Puffed Rice .... 8c
15c package Cream of Wheat 12c
10c Hominy Grits 8c
10c package Buckwheat Flour 8c
5c cake Toilet Soap 4c
5c cake Octagon and Red Letter
5c cake Swift's Soap 2c
5c package Imported Tea .... 4c
5 package Toilet Paper 4c
10c Lamp Globes sc
5c Lamp Globes 4c
10c can Kar-D Syrup c
25c can Karo Syrup 2"
50c can Karo Syrup 4Cc
1 lb Cream Cheese 19-
5c package Chewing Gum .. 4j
10c package Dates r-
10c package Seeded Raisins . . 8c
10c package Mince Meat ....
5c package Figs 4c
5c package Snuff, Railroad Mills 4c
10c Gullelt Railroad Mills (TO Be
25c Gullet Railroad Mills ... 23c
50c Gullet Railroad Mills ... 46c
10c plug P. C. and Chip Tobacco 8c
10c plug Red J Tobacco at 8c
10c plug Wheat Bread Tobacco 9c
5c plug Brown & Williamson To
bacco (ii) 4c
5c plug Fig tobacco at 4c
5c cut Piedmont Natural Leaf 4c
10c plug Mule ..(eg 9c
10c plug apple Be
75c Lanterns 1i
30c oil cans (it) 2Sc
30c Lamps (n) 25c
3"c Lamps (i 30c.
70c lamps (fV 60c
7": Lav.;)-; t'c
p.-H-li,-'re Gold Dust (3? 4c
5c I'ackaiic Grandma's Powders f$ 1c
5c package Celluloid Starch
" .'-reel -'!!k WO 4c
,"c Cigars, Extra Fine ( Ic
.' i.ii:'!- ice Cheroots (VS
lt;a Fine Vinegar, Price "Cc
Vilra fi'i." n"'-iN price C0c i.71
i:ir.( Cd.i-i Poa-tcd CoiiVe
Piic 2ic (' 20c pot!
(,..,..,,) t,;,,,!, (vrili 13 C? ICc
' ai-.:;i t.X tli,i Lio:ainion of
i. 1 oj.iy U .T.lHiO tii'luiB miles
i i l!la".i tlu: xliul-. iaminoat or Eu-
la other wjrdu, It tho 8tme
oe Texas were a'ldi d to the Domlnlou
it would In ::o,i;00 fiqaare nillea larger
::.." n all Europe, Great Urltaln and
i .ml U
AiK-t l!-; Limit ill Hunting.
' I'l-'iin t'e!il!ea:aii waa spcudinff
I v.,v ...i.i-i v.ii'.i torae friends m the
I . t c .1" li-ulaud. As he was boii
I ' '.i to hi dedtiuation lie noticed
J j i .i. that promised good shooting,
i . tusked his jarvt-y If there were
r:.i, o In It. "Shulpe, Is It, eor?
I ).: e tai Bhnipe? Shuro, If ye went
I luio tuui bog wldout . gua they'd ate