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89 And the Lord- said unto him,
Now do ye Phwiaee* nuJte de*n the
outside of the cup and the platter;
bvt yow inward part is ftall fo raven-
iag and widcedoca*.
40 Ye foola, (Bd not he that made
that ^riueh ii mthout make that
'vliids. i» within also'?
il But rathw give alias of such
things *s TO have; and, behold, all
tiilBgs are ekin tiato you.
42 But woe onto you Phariaees!
Sot ha tithe aiint and roe lUid ^ inati-
ner of herbs, and paas judemeot and
tha love o£ God; thoM ought ye to
have done, and not to leave the other
43 Woe unto you, Pharisees! for
ye love the uppenoost seats in the
sfnMgi^^tB, and greetings in the
44 Woe until you, scribes and Phar
isees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves
-^eh appear not, and the vann that
walk over them are not aware of
45 ‘Xhen answered one of the law
yers, and said unto him. Master^ thus
saying thou reproachest us also.
46 And he said. Woe unto you, also,
7« lawyers! for ye lade men with aur-
dens gxievous to be borne, and ye
yoor&elves touch not ii^e burdens with
^e of your fingers.
47 Woe unto you! for ye build the
sepulchres of the prophete, and your
fathers kUled them.
48 Truly ye bear witness that ye
allow the deeds of your fathers: for-
they indeed killed them, and ye build
49 Therefore also said the wiiKjoni
of God, I will send them prophets and
apostles, and some of ihetn they :fHali
alay and persecute;
50 That the blood of all the proph-
0ts, which was shed from the founda
tion of the world, may be rejuired ot
51 From the blood of Abel unto the
blood of Sfechartas, which perished be
tween the altar and the temple: ver
ily I say unto you. It shall be requir
ed ox this geEwrauTOi
52 Woe unta you, lawyers! for ye
have Uken away the key of know
ledge; ye entered not in yourselves,
and them that were entering in ye
53 And as ho said these things ■ r.-
*0 them, the scribes and the I’Kari-
Bees began to nrge him vehemently,
!Hid to provoke fciis! to -(peak of many
54 Laying wait for him, and iwpk-
3og that they might accuse I'.m.
The most popular novel of the pres
ent season is Winston Churcfitii’i
“The Inside of the Cup.” Th-» tifie
ia taken fro® words of Jssiia which
are a part cf the presen Sunday
school lesson. The entire story is de-
EigQGd to be an exposition, in mod
*ni form of the teachings «t£ the Mas
ter as here set forth. Wiiatever the
defects of "The Inside of the Cop,'
it is certainly intended to teach one
of Christ’s own lessons, and in hii
favorite form of a parsble. That
such a discussion should he the fAf-
orite book of the hour argues well
for the serious-mindedness of jar
day. Also it is a reminded that peo
ple are getting a great deal of th--tT
religious instruction from other tha:i
the conventional regiiious source.=i.
The background of the atterance,
and thel eason story, was a dinner
party. Then, as now, the social lead
ers were fond of capturing every
“iion” that csnie along, be be a r«-
figioos iconoclast, a picturesque so-
eialiat, famous writer, or what-not.
Anything to relieve the ennui of iaded
folk tired of their own company and
St the end of their own resources.
'Tliere was a distant sixoilarity be-
twaea the xMtHee «Ueh bad the eon-
deefwdinf pliiriieOT to invite Jesoa
to kie tablet «• eatertainer far hia
gtMBta, ud that nUek enca pron^t-
ed vaeast4uiMhd aoeiety f(dk to t^ve
a ‘hnonkey diniMr.'’
Hatiy a ‘‘lien’' haa loat both Us
otherinr attendoos. One of the
eommonact tragedies of the pulpit, of
literature, and of public life, is the
attainiuant of social aeeeptabUity and
popularity, at the cost of the'loss of
one’s message. Jesus, however, was
not of thia class. He cared more for
his own int^ectual integrity than
for the favor of any aristocracy.
While not lacking in most real cour
tesy, be would not let his courage and
tssage be obscured by any inistaken
sense of politeness.
IN THE CEREMONIOUS EAST.
Tbia fire^-spirited western world
has itad the vigorous good sense aot
to let ita religion tMcome a mere i:>at-
ter of ceremony. There have been
attempts to &c upon cert«dn practices
■_as eard-playing, dancing, theatre-
goi^, for instance—-as the aigu and
test of godliness. This has failed,
because Chrtstiamty is a religion of
the spirit, aiui the wholesome sanity
of the Church has recoiled from these
atten^ts to label outward forma and
observances, however, good in them
selves as vital Christianity. We lave
all seen too many instances of men
who do none cf tiiese doubtful tilings,
such as smoking, card-playing, etc.,
who nevertheless show none of the
spirit of the gospd. It i» altogether
possible for the one to obey all these
prescriptions and yet be too mean to
live with hamaa beings.
This sort of thing la the essence of
pharsism. Conformity to outward
ceremonies, as distinguished from a
religiotk of the ^irit, begets insincer
ity. The old Jewa had added to the
forms of the Sojaic law a bewilder
ing array of detail^ requirements.
Then, as now, the East loved a re
ligion of ceremonial. The Soran is
full of it. Even as a Moslem may ob
serve the intricate ritual of motions
and washings and praying and fast
ings and pilgrimage, and still remain
cruel, bloodthirsty, lecherous op
pressor of his fellow men, so the pbar-
ijee could kes pthe ceremonial law
even down to giving a tithe out of
the mint patch in his back yard and
yet remain a moral monster. And to
be wholly frank, we are not unac
quainted with the type of church of
ficers ^o has ircamated in himself
the criraisal practices of “big bus:
ness” t^o has been in unholy iii-
ance with corrupt politicians, who has
rented property at high rates for evil
purposes, vAo has underpaid his em
ployes and kept child laborers under
That is the sort of man whom this
rugged, truth-telling- CarpetAer ar
raigned openly, thereby causing social
consternation. Every active church
worker should examine himself care
fully, in the light of this tremendous
passage of Scripture, remembering
that the bli.-rtering “Woe unto you”
was addressed to the professional re
ligious and not to the outcast and
THE SENSATIONAL SPEECH.
No comment upon it can have the
force and ptirtineney of this utter-
a.ice of Jesus itself. The passage wiU
at least interpret to some readers the
origin of thep hrase, “The Inside of
“New as he spake a Pharisee ask-
etfe him todSne with him: and went
in, and sat do'xri to meat. And when
the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that
he had not iirst bathed himself before
dinner. And the Lord said unto him.
Now ye the Pharisees cleanse the
outside of the cup and of the platter
but your inward part is full of ex
tortion and wickednes.s. Ye foolish
ones, did not he that made the out
side make the inside also? But give
for alms those things which are with
in and behold, all things are clean up
“But woe unto you, Pharisee! for
ye tithe mint and rue and every herb,
and pass over justice and the love of
God; but these ought ye to have done,
and not leave the sther undone. Woe
•II i'hariKc-. frw yt
in the- isgogeaBi^d the
in the markatpteoM.] W«a
for yn ure as tha
ich h^'petur not. ;iDd the mti that
or them kuow U not. !
A: a one of the htW9«Hi aitawer-
i-.'c sai'th uato him. Teaoer. ia SK^g
this thous reproachest us oiaa. Aad
he said, Woe unto you lawysra also!
for ye loia4 men with bardaaa griev
ous to be borne, aad y« yotmalves
touch not the burdens tdth one of
your flngert). Woe unto for ye
buUd the tombs of th« prophets, ahd
your fathers killed them. So ya are
witnesses and consent imto tha works
of your fathers; for they killed them,
and ye build their tombs. *nMuefore
also said the wisdom of God, I will
send unto them prophets and apostles;
and some of them they sha£ icili and
persecute; tliat the blood of alt the
pr^betM ftpm the
foundation of the world, may be re-
quix«d of tliis genmtioa the
blood of Abel unto the Mood of Zach-
ariah, who fierished between the altar,
and the sanctuary; yea, I say unto
yon, it shi^I be retired ot this ^ae
ration. Woe unto you lawyars! for
ye took away the boy of knowledge;
ye entered not in yourselves and
them that were entering-in ye hin
“And when he was come out from
thence,-the scribes and. the PitarisMS
be^n to press upon him vehemently,
and to provoke him to speak of many
things; ikying wait for him, to catch
something out of his mouth.”
HAKD KNOCKS FOR ECCLASUS-
Why would the professionally reli-
gioim person, the ^n who makes a
business of dhe aifairs of religion, so
readily succumb to the fundamental
temptations to avarice, self*aggran-
dizement, aristocracy and unbrother-
iiness. We shudder as we read Christ’s
terrific indictment of the ecdesiastie-
al leaders of bis times. Nevertheless,
we know from our observatiOBe and
experience that the charge lie against
the door of some of their sueccssora.
7alsehoid, ruthless personal am
bition, rank disloyalty to friends and
to honor, a total lack of concern for
the real work of the kingdso—one
can give names and pariicolars in
support of these allegations against
eminent ecclesiastics; while many
others, of course, are real saints. Is
it any wonder that some brave men
in tho church refuses to consider ec
Never was this particular teaching
of Jesus more timely than now. This
is the era of revolt against class do
minance. Tba churches feel thia.' We
have entered the day of democracy;
and democracy demands and must
have sincerity as its basis. Only true
men are fit to govern themselvdi aad
one another. The moment pretense
arrives real democracy begins to de
part. “Truth in the inward parts”
is the very life blood of democracy.
And for that Jesus pleaded. Woe
and only woe, awaits the person who
builds up a reiigiou.> life primarily for
other people's eyes to see. Beligion
is not reputation; iti s character. It
is the hidden, godward aide of life.
'The Father who seeth in secret,’' is
its judge and rewarder. The faith
taught by the Master and the apos
tles is a life “hid” with Christ in God:
it shuns the steer coraers and the
chief seats- There ia nothing pr^fes*
sional or self-parading about it.
In this ciiscourse which set his hear
ers by the ears, the unconventional
Nazarena made specifically the poiat,
as a charge against the lawyers, or
interpreters or the sacred caaon, &at
tiiey loaded up the people with bur
dens which they themselves did not
bear. They preached but did not
practice. To them religion was
something apart from present, every
day life, like the building of memo-
nals to the men of a dead past. They
hindered the people from understand
ing how near and real, and here asd
now true religion is. For if religion
is unreal something to be talked
about and argued over and prescrib
ed for other people, and not a new
life and transformed chaateter ot oae'a
self, it is only a sbow and a pretfjiw?,
^tVw^ytiody is as in* Imm wm mn!
; int to aolve our eUawmw aaeiBt
.roblama. Soma took ow«i«viy to
egislation. Others pin thi& faHh
upon tha alow prosvaas ef adneatiott.
StiU othsars nardy txvat to luck. Bat
lb« J«su« »»y. M hw indicated, is
the fundamental way. He wants a
social order based upon sinearity and
service. His pragram for a better
world is by better man and women.
The kingdom whi^ he estahlislied;"
and upon which he pinned his faith,
is Toade up of individuals, who aecept
his platform and share his life.
There have, been eras where in re
ligious though overemphaalced indi
vidualism; but torewr the need abides
fo rmen and women whose lives are.
kept right in the si(^t of God. Among
the friends of Jesus there is no di
vorce evil, no scandal of double liv
ing, no oppras«im oX othe rioeci, no
crue^ weaia and no poverty.
When the religwn tlw spirit r«i^,
and people live with the suj>re^. am
bition to be wril-pleaaiiu; unto Christ,
the inside of the cup is clean, even
if the outside is not poUdted.
Fre^, sweet milk delivered every
Box 303, Burltegtbn, N. C
wt fM p. sa.
Udiat* AM Mid Wsafoiiair Sods^
motto oa Mooday aftar tki aaeead
Sw4day in each month.
A emnlUi invitatioB aiEtaadad to aU.
A Chur^ Hobm for vialtara and ifor
Conor FtoM^'Mwd AaderaoM'-SttMts.
Sunday School every Sabbatii. 9:46
Praaching every Second ««d Fourth
&bbath, 11:00 lu m.« and 7:30 p. at.
Mid-Week Servica evary Thursday,
7:S0 p. m.
A cordial welcome to all.
Pannage second door from church.
The Sing of AU Laxatives.
For Cons^pation, use Dr. King’s
New Life Fills. Paul Hathulka, of
Buffalo, N. Y., says they are the “king
of all laMtives. They are a blessing
to all my family and I always keep
a box at home.” Get « box and get
well again. Price 25c. At all Drug
gists 01- by mail. H. E. Backlen &
Co., Philadelphia or St. Louis.
We pay tho highest market prices
for furs and hides.—Levin Bros,, uide
and Pur Dealers, Burlington, N. C.
Five hundbrad salt seeks foi nale at
2%c:. each. Special piice on large
quantStias. henia Bros., Hide, Fur
and Junk Dealers, Burlington, N. C.
of arranging the details for
each and every funeral entrusi-
od to our care leaves With
those npnn whom we wait a
feeling of coefidence and sat-
isfSsctlon that ;jio last offices
w«M performed with such per
fect harmcny t» to greatly les
sen tha sadndss conacnted with
atieh an event.
WILLIAMS. GREEN & SIcCLURE.
GRAHAM, N. C.
Sov. Donald Mclver Psiator.
Services, every Sunday at 11:00 a. m.
and 7:30 p. m.
Sunday School at 9:45 a. m. B. B.
Prayer Heeling, Wednesday at 7:80
. ^0 public is cordially invited to all
Bov, Martin W. Buck, Pastor.
Sunday Worship, 11:00 a. m., and
7:30 p. m.
Sunday School at 9:80 a. m. J. U
Praise and Prayer Ser^ces, Wednes
day, at 7:30 p. m.
Christian Culture Class, Saturday at
3:00 p. m.
Church Conference, Wedinesday before
first Sunday of each month, 7:30
Observance of Lord’s Supper, flrst
Sunday in each month.
Woman’s tJftion, first Monday of each
aontb, 3:30 p. m.
THE METHODIST PROTESTANT
Sist Davis Street.
HOCUTT MEMORIAL BAPTIST
Adams Avenue and Hall St.
Rev. fas. W. Rose. Pastor.
Preachstig every fourth Sunday ,it II
a. JO, and 7 p. m.
Sunday Scho! every Sunday at 9:30
Prayer Meeting Wednesday, 7:S0 p.
Ijidies’ Aid Society first Sunday af
Bev; Ceorge L. Currie, Pastor.
Morning, 1X;00 Evening, 7:36
Prayer Meeting, Wednesday evenings.
Ladies’ Aid and Missionary Societies
every Monday after;jooii after first
Sunday in each month.
Sunday School, 9:80 a. to. J. G. Rog
Oood Baraca and Pnilathea Classes.
You are invited to attend all these
The Church of The Holy Comforter.
The Res. John Benners Gibble, Kector.
Every Sunday, ll-m a. m., and 7:30
Holy Comcaujdon: First Sunday, 11
a. m. Third Sunday, 7:39 a. m.
Holy and Saints’ Days, 10:00 a. m.
Sunday School. 9:30 a. m.
M. E. CHURCH, SOOTH.
Rev. T. A. Sikes, Pastor.
Preaching every Sunday morning and
Sunday School, 9:30 a. m. W, E.
Prayer Service, Wednesday evening
at 7:80 o’clock.
Epworth League, 7:90 o'clootk every
Dr. L H.'Allen
Office Over C. P. Neeae's Sbari
Burlington. - - N. C.
Dr. J. S. Frost,
Burimgttm, • N. C.
Office phone S74-J, Res. 874-1,
J, k Moooa, II. V. 8.
W. A HoroKdaj', D, T H.
Spoon A Uornadb;
oneeaad Boafrftal O^Pkoooafl
41B UaiBi3t. Rsstdenre Phone
C. A.' Anderson M. D.
OflSce hours 1 to 2 jp. nu 7 to8p.iiu
First iSfational Btnk Buildiag.
Leave day caRs Bt Biitdleya Dt^
Dameron & Loi^i!
A.TTOBNBYS AT LAW
Ptaiie • 250
iMtn 111 i
John H. Vernon,
Attoraex aaa UooosdQor at Law,
Burlington, N. C
OffiM room 7 and 8 See««d
fiwr First Nat’} B&nk BaihKsia
’P]jone S37-J Sc«id#»t
John R. Hoffinsm,
Burlington, North Caroiisa.
Wfice. FW Fans ilatiMMf
BtM r "
DR. I H. SROOKS
bURunuixm, k. c.
M. E. CHURCH, SOUTH.
Kev. Oblette, Pastoi
Prcachirig every first Sunday at ll;00
a. m., and 7.-30 p. m. Second San- j
day at 7:30 p. m.
Sunday School e»ery Snnday ot 10
a. vn. John F. Idol, Superintendent.
Tbs public is cordially invited.
All pews free. Fine vested choir.
Comer Church aad I>avis Sreets.
Rev. A. B. Kendall, Paster.
Preaching every Sunday, 11:00 a. m.,
and 7:30 p. u.
Sfanday School, 9:45 a. m. John R.
Christisa Sadeaver Services Sunday j
Rev. T. S. Brown, Pastor.
Homing Services at 11:00 a. m.
Vespers at StStf p. m.
No services on third Sundays.
Saaday School 9;4o a. m. Prof. J.
B. Robertson, Sojierintendent.
Teachers’ Meeting Wednesday, 7:80
p. m. (Pastor’s Study).
Woman's Missionary Society, fist
Horsday its every menth at 3:30
L. C. B, Society, second TTiersday in
every montli at 3:38 p, m.
Lttthitf League, second and fourth
Sundays at 3:00 p. m.
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2:05 P. M daily for MartXM-
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East Puiiman steel eiten^e
lighted sleeper Winston-SRleua to
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