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(By E. O. SELLERS, Acting. Director of
the Sunday School Course of the Moody
Bible Institute, Chicago.)
(Copyright, 1918, Western Newspaper Union. 5
LESSON FOR APRIL 7.
the sun witb
Vision for a moment those far off ports
beyond the trackless seas-1-,
From Arctic ice, to the torrid lands
beneath the Southern Cross
From towns tucked in the mountains, to
the busy river's mouth
WRIGLEY5 is there!
There, because men find
comfort and refreshment
in its continued use.
Because of its benefits
A Cold Girl.
"I hear that Miss Chilton was an
old flame of yours." )
' "Not exactly; an old icicle."
The Particular Time.
"You say you wori.ip me? When
do you do it?"
"Dearest, in rny idol moments."
It Cost the Average Family
Less Than 10c Per Week
for Packer's Profit in 1917.
The Meat Bill is one of the
large items in the family
less than 10 cents per. week of it
goes to the packer in profits.
In converting live stock into
meat and getting it into the hands of
the retail dealer, the packer performs
a complex and essential service with
the maximum of efficiency.
The above statement is based on
Swift & Company's 1917 figures
and Federal Census data:
Swift & Company's total output
(Meat and by-products) - 5,570,000,000 Pounds
Swift & Company's total Profit
Profit per pound
U. S. Meat Consumption -
170 pounds per person per year
170 pounds at $.0062 $1.05 per person per year
The average family 4V2 persons
$4.72 per family per year
1918 year book of interesting and
instructive facts sent on request.
Address Swift & Company,
Union Stock Yards, Chicago, Illinois
Swift & Company
U. S. A.
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JESUS SETS MEN FREE.
LESSON TEXT Mark 7:1-37.
GOLDEN TEXT If the son therefore
shall make you free, ye shall be free In
deed. John 8:36.
DEVOTIONAL READING Psa, 72:1-17.
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL FOR
T EAQH E.RS Matt. 15:1-31; II Cor. 3:17, 18;
PRIMARY AND JUNIOR TOPIC-Je-bus
and the deaf man.
MEMORY VERSE He hath done all
things well, he maketh even the deaf to
hear and the dumb to speak. Mark 7:37.
SENIOR AND ADULT TOPIC Chris
This lesson deals with the last of
those four events which mark the
crisis In the life of our Lord at Caper
naum. It occurred just before the third
period of his Galielean ministry and
the time of his final departure for Jeru
salem. We have seen what the atti
tude of Jesus was toward the law of
his nation. In this lesson we see his
attitude toward the rabbinical tradi
tions of the people which were the
opinions of men and not the law of
God. Just so many today look upon
tha forms and ceremonies bf the
church as being verily the law of God.
Moreover, these traditions were made
a pretext whereby men evaded the
law. So today we find men very relig
ious and punctilious In their churchly
duties, who fail miserably in their ap
plication of the moral code to conduct.
The analysis falls into four general
divisions: One, the accusation, (vv.
1-5. ; two, the answer, (vv. 6-13) ; three,
the application, (vv. 14-23)., and four,
the illustration, (vv. 24-37).
I. The Accusation, (vv. 1-5). The
growing hatred of the Pharisees, led
them to make long journeys from Jeru
salem that they might spy on Jesus
and find a pretest for accusation.
While they were studying him, they re
vealed their ideas of the kingdom of
God. They took special notice that
the disciples of Jesus ate without
washing their hands. We must not un
derstand this to mean so much the re
moval of defilement, as the neglect of
a ceremonial observance over which
the Pharisees were punctilious, (vv. 3,
4). Verses three and four illuminate
certain traditions to which the Jews
adhered tenaciously. -Thus exempli
fied we can see that their ideas of
man's relation to God were largely a
matter of external ceremony. Purity
to them was an outward matter largely
governed by the traditions of men, (v.
II. The Answer (v. 6-13). The an
swer of Jesus reveals the very oppo
site ideal. He begins by calling the
Pharisees hypocrites. A hypocrite is a
play actor one who hides behind a
mask. Applying the prophecy of
Isaiah, Jesus plainly tells the Pharisees
that they are hiding their true charac
ter behind the mask of ceremonial
cleansing. Such play acting is but a
poor imitation of the real heart con
dition demanded of God, (Psa. 51:10).
Their hearts were far from God, even
though with their lips they professed
to serve him. The love we express to
God consists not In ritualistic worship,
but in doing his will from the heart.
III. The Application, (v. 14-23).
Jesus takes advantage of this discus
sion, and, turning to the multitude, up
on whom the Pharisees would bind a
grievous burden of ceremonialism and
falsehood (Matt. 23:4),. warns them
that It is not so much that which en
ters into a man that defiles him, as
that which issues from him (v. 15). It
seems quite natural that in their per
plexity the disciples should ask Jesus
what he meant by that. In his reply
(vv. 18-23), Jesus shows very clearly
that "the issues of life" (Prov. 4:23),
reveal the corruption which is within.
(See Matt. 12:34, 35; Gen. 6:5; James
-3;10-12). If the heart be not cleansed,
what will it avail if we wash the
hands? What then is the application
for this present day? Clearly we are
taught the danger of lip service with
out a change of heart. Substituting
good for the best Is sin. Forms and
ceremonies are good and have their
place; they are significant for they are
Important teaching factors; but they
must not be substituted for a pure
heart. We must beware lest we hide
behind such a mask.
There is here also plain teaching as
to Jesus' estimate of the Pentateuch
and inferentially of the prophecy of
Isaiah. He specifically calls it "the
Word of God." Surely we can accept
his estimate as contrasted with the
tradition of the elders or the "con
sensus of modern thought."
Less talk and more walk,
Less wishing and more doing,
Less preaching and more practicing,
Less organization and more of the spirit.
Finally, we have two Illustrations
as to how Jesus sets men free, (a)
Jesus silence appears to deepen faith
in the pleading Syrophenician woman
(b) We have the cure of the deaf
and the dumb man, (vv. 31-37) ; in
stantaneous healing, showing divine
Jesus was setting his people free
from their bodily Infirmities and at
the same time delivering them from
their sins and imperfections and bring
ing them into his spiritual Kingdom.
This he is still doing.
Calomel Salivates! It Makes You Sick and You Lose a Day's Work Dodson's
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Every druggist here, yes! yowr druggist and
everybody's druggist has noticed a great falling
off in the sale of calomel. They all give the
same reason. Dodson's Liver Tone is taking its
place. ' .
"Calomel is dangerous and people know it, while
Dodson's Liver Tone is safe and gives better re
sults' said a prominent local druggist. Dodson's
Liver Tone is personally guaranteed by every
druggist. A large family-sized bottle costs but a
few cents and if you find it doesn't take the place
of dangerous, salivating calomel you have only to
ask for your money back.
Dodson's Liver Tone is a pleasant-tasting, pure
ly vegetable remedy, harmless to' both children
and adults. Take a spoonful at night and wake up
feeling fine, no sick headache, - biliousness, ague,
sour stomach or clogged bowels. Dodson's Liver
Tone doesn't gripe or cause inconvenience all next
day like calomel.
Take, a dose of calomel tonight and tomorrow
you will feel sick, weak and nauseated. Don't
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Dodson's Liver Tone is real liver medicine.
You'll know it next morning because you will
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bowels clean, breath sweet and stomach regulated.
You will feel cheerful and full of vigor and ready
for a hard clay's work.
You can eat anything afterwards without risk
of salivating yourself or your children.
Get a bottle of Dodson's Liver Tone and try it
on my guarantee. You'll never again put a do?e of
nasty, dangerous calomel into your stomach. Adv.
Men who command the most respect
have the least thought of self.
This Virginia Lady Tells of Con
stant Suffering From Dreadful
Relfeved by Cardui.
Norton, Va. Mrs. E. S. Clouse, Of
this place, writes: "In about 1901 I
seemed to get in bad health, I had been
married about a year ... I called In
Dr. , of , who treated me . . .
and gave me medicine, which didn't
do me any good. I suffered agony
for about 4 months and felt I must
have some relief, for I was so bad
off that I was really unable to be up
out of bed during all that time.
I could hardly walk, every step was
painful and a drag. I would be al
most blind from dizziness. I'd have
dreadful backaches that never ceased,
and severe pains ... I read of Cardui
In the Birthday Almanac and friends
urged me to take It ... I used one bot
tle with such beneficial results that I
gained hope of recovery. After the
use of 2 or 3 bottles, I felt so much
better that I was able to get up and
go about my work. My improvement
was steady and after about the 3rd
or 4th bottle, I was entirely cured
and the cure has been permanent . . .
For the past seven years I have had
perfect health and my work has been
Try Cardui, the woman's tonic, for
your troubles. It is safe reliable and
sf proven merit. All druggists. Adv.
When all is lost save honor some
men get on their dignity.
New I 1st TLro to Gtt Rid of These Ugly Spoti
There's n longer the slightest need of
feeling atbaraeii of your freckles, as the pre
scription othlne double strength is guar
anteed to remove these homely spots.
Simply fet n ounce of othlne double
strength from your druggist, and apply a
little of It night and morning and you should
soon see that liven the worst freckles have
begun to disappear, while the lighter ones
have vanished entirely. It is seldom that
more than one etfnce Is needed to Completely
clear the skin and gain a beautiful clear
Be sure to ask for the double strength oth
lne, as this is solfl under guarantee of money
back if It fails to remove freckles. Adv.
Nearly all beautiful things are ex
pensive including woman.
B0CHEE'S GERMAN SYRUP
Why use ordinary cough remedies,
rthen Boschee's German Syrup has
been used so successfully for fifty-one
years in all parts of the United
Statesi lor coughs, bronchitis, colds
settled in fhe thiat, especially lung
troubles. It gives the pat'.pnt a good
night's rest, ree from coughing, with
easy expectoration in the morning,
gives nature a chance to soothe the
Inflamed parts, throw off the disease,
helping the patient to regain his
health. Made in America and sold for
more than half a century. Adv.
A woman's, vanity Is never due to
Che compliments of other women.
Pimply Rashy Skins
Quickly soothed and healed by Cutl
cura often when all else fails. The
Soap to cleanse and purify, the Oint
ment to soothe and heal. For free
samples address, "Cuticura, Dept. X,
Boston." At druggists and by mail.
Soap 25, Ointment 25 and 50. Adv.
Trouble pnor-tily s-iuns the man
i'ho Is able to keep his mouth closed.
All She Could Be Sure Of.
Mr. Brown, widower, had advertised
for a housekeeper. On the applicant's
arrival, Mr. Brown was out and his
three-year-old daughter answered the
"What's your papa's name?" the
After a pause the little girl an
swered. "I don't know what it was
before he was married, but it's Mr.
Good health depends upon good dlgestloji.
Wright's Indian Vegetable Pills safeguard
your digestion and your health. Tonic as
well as purgative. Adv.
, Putting Her Foot in It.
Not long ago a miscellaneous party
of vistors was being shown over a
ducal palace. One of them, a stout,
overdressed woman, feeling herself so
cially considerably above her fellow
sightseers, turned to the housekeeper
and said :
"And how is the duke? lie wasn't
very well when I saw him last."
"His sji-ace has a slight cold," re
plied the housekeeper, "but otherwise
is in the best of health."
After allowing the company suffi
cient time to recover, the lady re
"And how is the dear duchess?"
"The duchess, madam, has been dead
these thirty years."
Prison Camp Just Like Home.
It comes as a distinct surprise to
learn that Lieut. Pat O'Brien of the
Royal Flying corps is a bachelor, for
when he says that tne conversation of
the captives in the German war prison
from which he made his escape cen
tered around "food and escaping" he
talks just like a married man.
When Mr. Gotta Family returns to
the fold iit nightfall, after a day at
his desk, his cardinal concern is of
dinner and ducking out.
We offer 1100.00 for any case of catarrh
that cannot be cured by HALLfc
HALL'S CATARRH MEDIC'IICZ is tak
en Internally and acta through the Blood
on the Mucous Surfaces of the System.
Sold by druggists for over forty years.
Price. 75c. Testimonials free.
F1. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio.
Waters He was stranged on a Lid
Booze rinched in a speak-easy, eh?
"I am afraid," said the preacher, to
whom lie had gone for advice, "you
haven't been inclined to be a compan
ion to your son."
"Yes, I have. I've tried my best to
be a companion to him. But how can
a man be a companion to his son If
his son can give him a handicap of a
stroke a hole and beat him at 'golf
and talk seven kinds of slang that the
man has never had time to learn?" :
To keep clean and healthy take Dr.
Flerce's Pleasant Pellets. They regu
late liver, bowels and stomach. Adv.
Booth Tarkington, the novelist, met
in a New York book store a young lady
Who was buying books to send to the
"I think I ought to send them seri
ous, heavy books history and so on
don't you?" she doubtfully inquired.
"Good gracious, no !" said Mr. Tar
kington. "Send them novels, rousing
novels, and nothing else. History?
What do they want with history ? Why,
they're making it !"
SKIN ERUPTIONS ON THE FACE
rre unsightly and mar tho appearance
cf many a woman whose face would
be otherwise attractive. There is, no
reed for this. Just get a bos of Tet
trine and use it regularly and you will
tre surprised how quickly pimples,
tiotches, itchy patches, etc., disappear
f.nd how soft and clear the skin be
comes. Nothing better for eczema and
other skin troubles than Tetterine.
Sold by druggists or mailed for 50c. by
Shuptrine Co., Savannah, Ga. Adv.
Kicked Him Out.
Tess Did you have to help Mr. Shy
boy out when he proposed to you?
Bess No ; papa did.
Act well for the moment and you
have done well for all time.
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We aUo do blgrhest class of finishing.
Prices and Catalogue upon request.
S. Galetki Optical Co., Richmond, Va.
CAV DCANC (Mammoth Yellow for Bed.)
JW I DIUt Freight prepaid an point in
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ALSO A FINE GENERAL STRENGTHEN
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ie a crifjie against mature
Stop it or you never can keep well. If you wake with a bad taste in thi
mouth, coated tongue, perhaps headache, your liver is torpid. A torpiJ liver
deranges the whole system, produces dyspepsia, costiveness and piles. Ther-3
is no better remedy for these disorders than DR. TUTT'S LIVER PILLS.
Try them just once and be eternally convinced. For sale by all druggisif.
Puis a ..
Stop to all
CURES THE, SICK
And prevents others having the disease no matter how
exposed. 50 cents and $1 a bottU. 5 nnd SIO a doses
bottle. All good druggists and turf goods houses.
Spotn Medical Co., Manufacturers, Goshen, IndU.S.A.