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PATRON SAIIfTOF 6UNP0WDER
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mum L?gMnin| KIIIhI Htr
St. Barbara, or Bart>e, u known
M "till, patron saint of gunpowd ef,"
although aha lived more than a thou
Miul yean before the invention of
that eiploaive. When cannon ware
introdaoed the "men behind the
gun" eearobed through the calendar
uf Mint* for a patron, and finally
(elected the gentle martyr, SL Uarbe.
Many reasona have been given to
explain the choice, bat the moat prob
able one that Barbara's execu
tioner, her own father, waa immedi
ately stricken by a bolt of lightning,
which waa accompanied by a tremea- 1
doua clap of thunder. The cannon
t*r? likened the thunder, which ac
companied the infliction of vengeanoe
upon Barbara'a slayer to the thunder
peal of battle^and s? Barbara waa
chosen aa their patroneas.
St. Barbara lived id the third cen
tury. Her father, Dioacorua, waa a
tyrannical parent, and kept the girl
immured in a lonely tower after she
had manifested interest in Christian
ity. Condemned to solitude, she
ipent her time in prayer and study
if the new faith, and by stealth con
trived to receive instruction from a
priest. The father, upon discovering
this, denounced his daughter before
the judges. Dioacorua declared him
lelf willing to act as the executioner
}f his daughter, and, after patting
her to terrible tortures in an effort
to force a recantation, he cut off her
liaad. According 1 6 tradition, the
iky was clear and cloudless, but a
-?raah of thunder that shook the earth
followed the martyrdom of Barbara,
and her father, stricken by lightning,
fell dead. ? . ?.
LONG TIME AT THAT
Mr. Slowwit ? Mii< Cora, I ? er?
er ? I can't begin to? er ? er ? tell
you ? ?r ? er? how much I ? er ? er
? lore jou.
MiM Cauatiqae ? Well, you rer
tainly bare been a long time bra
GIFT THAT ERRED.
George Cohan, discussing a Christ
mas testimonial for David Belasco,
said in New York :
"Christmas gifts should no more
err on the OTerrieh than on the ot?t
parsimonious side. " f "*?
"A Cohoes womaa got an OTerrieh
present from her betx* half last
year ? a limousine of sixty horse
power. ; <
" 'Aren't you surprised f the rom
ar's mother aaid, 'to get such an un
usually fine ; remembrance out of
J amies F
" 'Not surprised. Mother dear/ tha
woman answered. 'Not surprised.
Mre. A. ? You seem rather hoarse
lira. B. ? Well, my husband cam*
borne rather late lsst night.
WATKRS WEAR THE ITONH.
Oigga ? Does Badger still come M
you with til his troubles f
Dibbe ? Yes, and now he's bccoiae
sat of mine. ?
"John, w? hare been married If
?s it today."
"Oh, forget it What's the use of
trying it start a quarrel t"
HARDLY KNOWS '**.
"He doesn't mix much with hk
"Not much. His books are his
only friends." ? .
'? T|#B RESULT.
"Why wtt Qneee to snxiev* is
cet hold of Crete r ?
wtt for coo Grata yar
LESSON FOR FEBRUARY &
DARKN1M AND LIGHT.
LK8SON TBj.T-l.uk. ll.U-tt. UM.
OOLDKN TEXT - "Look Uuitfsn
whether the lljrht that U la th?? tM not
lukMH." Luke 11.*.
I. The Accusation (w, lt-U.) The
iMt of demoaolofy ss nv?M In the
New Testament record* li h?n
?tronfly emphasised. Their existence,
their malignity, their evil power*,
their relation to the devil, end yet
their subjection to our Lord, la all
clearly set before us. The devil had
so taken .possession of thla man that
he could not apeak, jet a word from
J eeui, and the dumb a pake. That he
?heuld have inch power caused the
people to "wonder" (v. 14). His mir
acles were for one principal reason
(John 6:84). Matthew tells us (11:33)
that in this case they asked the Ques
tion: "Is thla the Bon o< David," e. f ,
the promised MssslstiT The record
doee not, however, indicate that they
believed on him? were converted
They knew what had been prophesied |
about the Coming One (Isa. It: It,
11:2, 4), yet they hesitated to come
out on Ms side. Into the midst of
their controversy (v. IS, Matt 11:14;
Mark 1:11) the Borlbee and Pharisees
projected themselves. They had
come down from Jerusalem seeking,
"that they might aoouse him" (John I
19:36, M). It is ever thus that the |
devil seeks to divert.
1L The Defense (vv. 17-Iv). "Bat
be, knowing their thoughts," Evident
lj tlxjr dared not openly to make their
accusations. They would not accept
the natural and true explanation
Jesus endured this contraction and
theae charges (or ua (Ua. 61: J, 4).
and must not his disciples expect a
like treatment? (Matt. 19:11). With
convincing logic Jesus reveals their
motive (?. II) and demonstrates the
untenable position and conclusion
which resulted from their own charge.
Satan la not flghtlhg himself. A king
never sends an army against bis own
soldiers, but against those ot his en
emy. Therefore, oat ot their own as
know lodgement that the devlla ware
caat out, ha proves that the kingdom
ot Ood baa oome upon them. Such an
accusation (v. II) was to Jeans an ev
idence ot the depravity ot tbalr haarts.
There la keen sarcaam in tha answer
he demanded from them (v. 1?). Evi
dently they, too, had had power over
demons, and it Is easy to aaa tha di
lemma Into which he led them. This
la not the only time that Jesus con
victed men out of their own testi
mony (Matt. ll:tt).
in. Tha Application (w. 11-U).
With a true teacher's skill Jesus
drives home the truth brought out In
the preceding paragraph. Satan la a
"strong man," but he. J sens, la strong
er. He has power to overcome and to
take from tha strong man his armor
(de(ense), his spoil, and to bind
him fast (v. *1; Mark 1:17; Hsv.
10:2). Those bound by ??>??<? of sin
are the spoil of Satan, and Jasua la
the only one powerful enough to ?
? break tha power of canoaled sin
And ?et the prisoner free.
Cleanee the "Palace."
With Christ there must be entire
pOMsastoa; there can be bo neutrality
(v. t<). We cannot belong to Christ
and be a slave to Batan. to mammon,
to self, or even to othera whom we
taay love. The persistence ot evil Is
here Indicated. Unclean spirits are
ever seeking a habitation. Therefore
It Is not enough for a maa to be
ciaaaaed. his dwelling most be occu
pied. and if the Holy Spirit does not
take poeeusetoa, the evil one will. The
parable that follows (vv. 14-28)
teaches this truth negatively In -one
case Satan is dislodged by Christ, he
Onda tie -palace" (?. 12) (maa) to
te pro-occupied. Is this case the pal
ace la empty (Matt 11:44). The ab
ssncs of a positive attachment, too, or
poaeeaalon by, Jeeaa Christ. Involves
hostility to him. This picture la thrt
of the nlonsi man. not of the re
generated man. This latter baa his
place preoccupied, and tha returning
spirit can And no place of abode. - Un
less. however, sack be tha case, tha
latter and of that man Is far worse
than hla Bra* alnU; wltaeaa tha gold
cared Intemperate men who return to
their "VK (1 Pet. 1:11); they return
bacanee they have no etmg defender
to drive aC tha returning anetty.
This application \nd principle hate
tor ?n?at''* *"?1' nVrti tuT*"
of tha so-called ooavanloaa. vtz^ that
tha perm of nharartarhes net been
gmrstil (John ?:t). ? la bp tar
the maal dlfflcult propoaltion In
nbiiutog work to reach ana who to
thee geepet hardened.
IT. The maatratlon (vv. U44) la
sefllar objects as Itanplgsa. The
UlltiOl ef placing d aandle under
4 baehel seas ears rather than la Its
rightful plana that tt may conspicu
ously perform Its proper fanetlsn to at
dg?a MlNNit Jeans to th? W?ht
(John T:lf; 1:11), aa alaa to tM
one* to a Thsy are to he ae eat he
me m tfcafe QMpf Christ rehsttod
la than; they win glorify the Vtthar
who seat Mat- TWa to that i Atofc to
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HARD LANGUAGE TO LEARN
PestiUartUae ef Cnalleh T?n#u? ?!??
U H?v? Mystified
It U hard lor the person to whose
Rn^lish u hi* native tudgue to ml
lie what ? struggle the foreigner hM
to understand some of toe poculiari
tica of our i palling and the following
ia a description of hia first lesson in
an English claaa:
We hare been given a book to lean
the letters. t arrive at the alaaa, hav
ing learned thein perfectly.
Soon, in the course of the leaaon,
we have the word l-o- w. "Love," I
pronounce it, thinking the w has the
?ound of v.
"No ; it is pronounced *10,' Mid the
"Then why ia the ? there?" I in
"It ia there because that ia the way
the word ia spelled," responds the
teacher; "but it is silent. Never
mind why; it ia sufficient to know
that it is there."
Before long we come to the word
"Pronounce it," says the teacher.
"No," I reply.
"Why will you not?" ahe aaked me.
It is some time before she under
stands that I am trying to pronounce
the word when I say "No." Then
she declares that althoagh 1-o-w ia lo,
n-o-w ia now.,
"If you want to make it no," she
explains, kindly, '^rou put k before
You may believe I am bewildered.
However, I memorise that n-o-w ia
now. The next word is s-n-o-w. I
pronounce it like now with aa s be
fore it. The teacher laughs. The w
ia again become silent, apparently
for no reason, and the word ia called
But that is not all. Later I lad
that if you drop the n from snow you
can pronounce it whichever way you
WISE TO THE GAME
"Women won't find campaigning
u easy u they expect."
"That'a bo. The female candidal*
won't be able to jolly the woman
rotera by going around and Haaing
Blotba? Jack Pott* ia a ngat*
rian. He aaya ha haa no' aae for
Slobba ? Pecfcapa not, but I Kara
fcsowb hie to play poker far ctakaa.
Cooke? Umaon tella ma he haa
bean tiring ia hi* trunk of lata.
Fry* ? Maybe he haa, bat ha look*
aa if ha had been bunking ia a auit
"Does Mra. Oaddoaa belong to the
"I'm afraid not 8he*a nercr bees
fined for amaggUag."
MATTER OP MAKEUP.
"Don't you think Uiaa Flabkia ha?
a beautiful complexion f
"Well, to tell yoa the truth, I
haren't aecn her today."
Ton aaid yoa woald make pag*
cone to terma."
"I did; and they wen the rilaat
anyone erer applied to ane."
"Did yoa notice how roughly that
aa grabbed thoaa tax far eater
: Tea; but I alao notice ha won
"The gray wan ia the batter horaa
H that '
-I doa't an how that ia poaaibU
when aho ia aadi aa old nag."
Cu& or indallmenf.
? 'rt p. .; Dr. Jatpes E. P?|rkt
N(>f4CE TO CR&HTQRS.
Having qualified at Adxninu
J<*n Windham, deccas
o i Pitt County, Nocih
, this is to notify all per
sons hftvioff claim* arinit the
estate of the aoid deceased to ex
hibit them (O the undersigned
within twelve month* from this
date, orthis notice will be plead
ed in bar of their recovery.
AU persons indebted to aaid
estate will please make imme
diate payment *
This January 21st, 1914. v
>-;a M. LEWIS, Admr. *
F. G. James & Son, Altys.
; M mkistrttrtt Motkt,
Having qualified u Adminis
tratrix $f J. W. Moceley deceas
ed late of Pin County, N. C, Uxis
is to noiify *11 persons hftvinK
claims againii the eflate of Mid
deceased to eshibit them oto ' of
before Jan. the 11th, 1*15; or this
notice will be pleaded in bar o(
AB fi&wos indebted to Mid
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