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HAPPENING OF INTEREST IN
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF
NORTH CAROLINA. V
10 BEHOVE THE STATE PRISON
Sill for Standard Scale of Weights
to Be Used in Selling Corn Meal
Grits and Corn Flour.
Raleigh. The following is a brief
resume of business of a general na
ture, transacted during a week's work
of the General Assmbly of North
Feb. 7. After strenuous debate in
the senate, the Scales-Stevens high
way bill with IS amendments was
upon motion of the authors re-referred
to the public roads committee to be
reported back as a special order. " The
measure was taken up for discussion
at the regular session and was again
considered at the first night meeting
of the senate held siace the conven
ing of the General Assembly.
Opposition to consideration of the
measure on the floor of the senate
centered around changing the form
of the Highway Commission and re
sulted in the sending in of an amend
ment last night to establish a com
mission composed of three members,
one from the western, one from the,
central and one from the eastern por
tion of the State.
Without a dissenting vote, the low
er house of the; General Assembly
passed the Bryan't-McCoiri , bill to re
move the: State prison from Raleigh
to the Caledonia farm in Halifax coun
ty and turn the prison - property over
to the State HospitaL for the Insane.
Evidently, opposition was. anticipat
ed, several members shaking from
the force of striking convictions on
the subject: The house was deter
mined to put lit through, however, for
Speaker Brummitt swapped. -the chair
for the floor and was ready to take a
hand in the debate if opposition vde-v
veloped. T,V . v-. '
This occupied' much of the Friday
session but in front and behind the
passage of this measure the house
buckled down to work and cleared the
calendar of everything except the bud
get bill and. a few minor measures on
which later action was requested.
Feb. 8. The senate was m session
for an hour and ten minutes. ,
Some new bills introduced were : ' .
S. B.' 394:" Thompson To amend
section 83 of the Kevlsal in regard to
building and loan associations. , i
S. B. '395: Connor To provide ways
and means for six months school term
in North Carolina.
S. B. 410: Price, by request To Im
pose a license tax upon tobacco ware
houses. . '
Passage of the Gray budget bill as
originally drawn and the introduction
by Representative. Pharr of the Coon
school bill, endorsed by a number of
city superintendents, won the spot
light in the lower branch of the Gen
eral - Assembly. In the' usual brief
Saturday session the calendar was
cleared of practically all . local meas
ures. The following new bills were
introduced: ' r
H. B. 478: Pharr To provide ways
and means for a six months school
term.: - ;' . : , v. " - ;-
H. B. 479: Gold To amend the law
relative to printing for State depart
ments and State Board of Health.
. i Senate. v .y
Feb. 11. The .senate passed the bill
by Ixng of Halifax, providing an
amendment to the constitution to pay
members of .the General . Assembly $10
a day and the presiding officers $15
a day. ;
The committee on roads agreed on
Its report of the Stevens-Scales high
way bill. . wh?ch was referred to the
committee after the wholesale amend?
ments offered during the special order
considerations The committee chang
ed the tax on automobile dealers from
Agricultural Agents , Meet. ; ix
Extension activities for the coming
Tear were discussed by the men and
women agents of the Agricultural Ex
tension Service at their conference.
Each agent was called upon by the
district men in charge to present his
plans for county work Iduring the
coming year. ; :.-'r t:'-
The women, agents met in separate
conference in the auditorium in the
basement of the county courthouse,
the morning session having been
siven over largely 'to a persentation
of plans for work during coming year.
Indorse School Bill.
Having failed' of an agreement in
a bill to insure six months school in
Ml the counties, seven city , superin
tendents met here and endorsed the
Mil proposed by Superintendent Coon,
of Wilson. The Coon bill would allow;
to state aid by. equalization fund tb
the pauper counties until those ; coun
Man i,ini a Mrtv cent-special
tax in addition to ' the . present tax. ;
n.. . ... . . Jt .aAnnn; tnft I
a ne mil UKewise wouiu r
State Tax Commission to certify to
hoard of education 4 that the county
asking It has equalized its tax value.
$10 to $52 for liconsA mmh.. ,.. ...
each for-duplicaur numbers instead
i The new revenue bill; as'i.nim?red
into shape V the joint ftnanca com:
mittee Of the l'Pislsitiir 1itrln'..i.
piast three' wcekswas Introduced in
wt uouse oy, chairman Dovghton; of
the house committee on Saanco, an:l
is regarded : as t the most notable
measure. ot.tha kind effered in the
legislature in; vears.- Tt. increases the
State tax; fori schools from 20 cents to
32 cents on the hundred dollars valu
ation and cuts the regular state tax
levy from 23 2-3 "cents to 11 2-3 cents,
however, five per cent of the 23 2-3
cents levy -heretofore has been set
aside as a State equalizing fund.
- Feb. 12. The Doughton' constitu
tional amendment for incomes and . re J
vising poll; tax and - franchise privi
leges was threshed out: and generally
agreed upon in a long argument on
the floor and then the bill 'wa. carried
oyer for some changes as to wording
before it is finally passed and sent to
the senate.; It carries the general-in
come tax provision,-limits poll tax to
$3 with no county: or municipal poll
tax, removes poll tax prerequisite for
voting and allows,oters in the State
one year's residence instead of two
The senate debated until 11 o'clock
the Stevens-Scales State highway bill
and the 3tacy substitute and in the-
end adopted the Stacy substitute by a
vote of 30 to 18. Adopting the sub
stitute made it necessary for the
measure to go over for the second
reading, being a roll call measure..
The Stacy substitute imposes an
automobile tax of $10 and $15 and
truck taxes of $40 to $150 and pro
vides for , $2,500,000 bond issues an
nually, the auto tax revenue to pay.
interest and provide sinking fUnd.
The senate took up the special or
der, the bill by Long, of Montgomery.
to increase the pay of members of
the General Assembly through consti
tutional amendment. It Was explain
ed to, provide through committee sub
stitute $10 a day for members and 15
a day for the presiding officers.
Senator Glidewell thought tbs mem-.
bers were entitled to ample pay. He
had no close kin here to Iielp him re
duce his expenses. The argument
wagged on without much point until
Senator Gray moved, the previous
question and closed the debate. The
vote was by roll call, and was 38 to 4
for the measure. .The third reading
was then had and the bill sent to the
The housw was convened at 2
o'clock by. Speaker Brummitt. .
New bills were introduced as fol
lows: " '. .'' ' V
, Kelly Amend the 1915 . local laws
relating to working public roads.
Pharr Require all banks to list
and pay their tares where they do
business. " " "1
i, Pharr. by rpguet Fix guilt of per
sons falsely representing themselveV
as having physical defects.' Amend
the 1905 act ; relating, to eminent do
main mnd the law as to the right
of the. State to appeal in "criminal
cases Relating to the penalty for
usuary. Make it a misdemeanor to
have carnal intercourse with a mar
ried woman knowing her to be such.
Feb. IS. A motion by Senator Bed
dingfield prevailed for the reconstruc
tion of-the bill passed two. days ago
for. sanitary privies, the , State board
of .health measure, and It again took
its Mace on the calendar.
Roll call bills passed final reading
in the senate as follows:
Re-enact the road law of 1917 : for
graduated county and State bonds.
Re-enactment to remedy defect in pas
sage two years ago whereby it passed
two readings on a single day. -
Brown Provide for physical exam
inations of school children in the
State. Make superior court clerks
members of the county board of
health. Amend the law for co-operation
in the development of rural sani
Connor Amend .'tibie constitution to
rrant eaual suffrage to women. -
Representative hilars sent up a pe
tition, from Robeson county automo
bile owners against excessive . tax.
New bills were introduced in the
Mull Provide physical examination
of school children.
Hewitt Submit Iocs tion of county
bnnrtlries to Donnlr vote.
Amend the 1917 act as to public
welfare by providing for supervision
and inspection of private institutions.
orphanages and other chartered in
Pardon, Probably Deserved.
Governor Bickett pardoned Clifton
Donnel,' who was convicted as - a boy
of 1 6years old for selling cocaine,
served a part of his sentence,' escap
ed, studied pharmacy at-the Univer
sity of Michigan, and is now manag-
ine a drue store in the State of Maine.
Donnell was " convicted in Forsyth in
May,-1912, and was sentenced to eight
months in the -county jail, beven
years after his father submits to Gov
ernor. Bickett an affidavit setting xorta
the history of his son following ms
conviction and escape.
09me new wwi u
The following filed articles of in-
corporation .witn secretary itl BcaiC.
uancB'i-'uii"" ""-i j
retail general store, authorized capi-
V Newton Mills Co.. Newton ; textile
manufacture; aumonxeu uF,l"..,rvi,
000. suDScrioeti -
l . n.ni,aM fin Wlnston-Sa-
lem : real estate; authorized? capital
sioe,vuw-UDS4;ilMCU ' . ...
v "Battery csuyyi """-" ;
aito accessories; authorized capital
S5,000; SUDScrwnsu .
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CM! A POLICEMAN :
DELAY U. 5. . fit
AN UNUSUAL LEGAL . POINT" IS
greatly: interesting the 5
people of Wilmington: -
CHARGE OF SPEEDING MADE
Postofflce. People Say That Officer
Interfered' With the Orderly De
; '-v. - parture of the - Mails. " :
Wilmington. -.Can ! a policeman in
vade federal1 buildings, such as the
postoff ice, and arrest, . a"' postal em
ploye ? while on duty and can he so
conduct himself as to cause the em
ploye to miss the train with the mails,
and ' get by without incurring' - the
wrath of Uncle Sam? Such are ques
tions here just now, following a po
liceman's effort to apprehend a negro
who drives the mail truck on a charge
of speeding. The postoff ice" people
aver that the officer pursued a course
which resulted in interference with
the orderly departure of mails, while
the police department declares" it has
done nothing beyond its rights and
that the officer did not cause the
mails to be missed. Two bags of
newspapers were left off a north
bound train and the driver asserts
that "the policeman was " the cause
of it. '
Artillery at Camp Bragg.
, Fayetteville. A force of artillery
men consisting of 205, officers and
men of the firing center at Camp Mc-
Clellan, Ala., soon will arrive at Camp
Bragg. . ' This statement is officially
confirmed by Colonel Maxwell Mur
ray, commander of Camp Bragg. . The
detachment which will be sent here
is now under orders but a week or
10 days will be required to load for.
transportation the equipment" which
will be brought here, and the date of
the arrival of the troops here cannot
be" foretold. :
Much Progress at Yadkin.
Spencer. The first sermon to be
preached in the new town of Yadkin
vwill be delivered by Rev. D. Ay Bras-
well, of Concord, Sunday, February 23
Yadkin has made considerable prog
ress in recent months, and scores, of
comfortable homes have been erected,
while the Yadkin Finishing company
I toftifhe's. employment for - a severa!
hunared operatives, xne. piant, nas.
been equipped with two , water sys
tems one for use in the mill and one
for domestic or home use. '
Dies In Train Wreck.
Statesville. In letters received
here by . Mr. and Mrsl Fred R. Brad-
ley, from their son. Jim Bradley, with!
the Thirtieth division in France, the!
first news was received of the deatlj
of Wagoner Robert Bruce King, a
Statesville boy. In the account of th
p.ccident Corporal Bradley stated that'
the young Iredell soldier met hi
death when a troop train on which h
was a passenger was wrecked, killing
him and 14 others and woundin
about 40. The accident happened ai
the soldiers were being forwarded ta
Brest for embarkation. - '
Sweetheart Claims Purse. .
Winston-Salem. A local clothing
firm received a pocketbook whicll
they sold several years ago. It was
sent by R. Brtnip. of BsSfx. Engj
land, and in his letter he explained
that it was , taken t from the pocket of
an unidentified sold'er after he wai
killed on the battlefield of Ypres i
few months ago. Stamped on the inf
side of the pocketbook was the nam4
of the firm which sold it and also thd
address. A few hours after the pockr
tbook was placed in the show wiuj
dow. of the local clothing firm a sister
of the dead soldier and the young
man's sweetheart appeared and ldeiiL
tifled it by the kodak pictures on the
inside as thit of Private William "&.x
Johnson, of Stokesdale, Guilford coun
ty, who left home for camp last April
and who went to France with his com
pany in July. He was killed August 2
by a bursting shrapnel. ,
Filling Up te Trenches.
Camp Greene. The fact that the
war department has delayed announ
cing the final disposition of the gov
ernment property and leases on the
area within Camp Greene was - off i
ciajly declared as being almost wholly
responsiMe for maintenance of even
the semblance of a military post here.
Only about 3,500 troops now a quar
tered here, of which about 1.500 are
negro soldiers who, for the present,
are engaged in filling up the great
trench system and dug-outs in the in
terior . of the reservation. V , -
- ' To Sing for Soldiers.
Gastonia. Miss Marie Torrence,
Gaston la's gifted young vocal artist,
has a ccepted a six months' engage
ment to sing for the American sol
diers overseas under the management
of the American Y. MV C. A. In order
to accept this offer," Miss Torrence
cancelled a number of concert en
gagements for February and .March,
and sailed on the steamship ! Cretic,
January ,29. from,, New; .York with a
company of 16 artists' and entertain
ers who go; to take part in almilar
work , ."'"-.. .v j
EilSTERII Y. H. C. ft. GEI1TER
Programmer Reconstruction Has Been
.. -Eastern North- Carolina.
Rockyi Mouht-The Yonn
Christian r Alspciatlon has instituted a!
Program of reconstruction' in tw.ntv .
counties of Eastern North-Carolina In
jne mteerst of the National War Work
director for 'this district, has : arrived
fcere, and will make his headquarters
. . . ..... - ......
u xtocxy jviojint i lor the next .six
months. MriRieler will have rharen
of the recoistruclion in the twenty
vwittincs, iuiauing iNasn ana Hjdjje
ombe. .' '
The plan! ts to secure two "or. mbre
influential citizens of : each bounty,
send them .to the "Y" training school
at Blue Ridge, near, Ashe ville, for a
week's instruction. , so that on their
return they .will be better prepared to
oegin the, work assigned to them.
otea eaucators ,win be. at the tram
ing school," and7will' expound the re
constructon pilan. --.i . ; ; ni :
t Mr.; Rigler states that the 7 Red
iriangle wnt with the soldier from"
the camps t6 the trenches, and even
over the top,; and that it was well vers
ed in the soldiers' habits to do the re
constructioh work planned; It will
consist chiefly of re-adjusting the re
turned soldier to civilian life, securing
employment jfor hinv and looking after
his moral and , spiritual welfare. ' y
Indorse Bankhead Highway!
CharlotteLetters asking the North
Carolina commerci secretaries to in
dorse the Sjtnith-Bankhead bill, to be
introduced n Congress, providing a
fund for thepromotion of education of
native illitejrates and foreigners un
able to understand the English lan
guage, haveij been mailed to all secre
taries in th state by E. N. Farris, as
president of the State Commercial
This" bill livould appropriate for the
fiscal year hding June 30, 1919, the
sum of $5,p00,000 and for the fiscal
year endingjune 30,1920, and annual
ly thereafter the sum of 12,500,000.
This fund "yould be used in co-operation
with the states in the education
of illiteratei' and foreigners in 'the
English ; j language, . the, fundamental
principles off government, elements of
knowledge .pertaining to self-support
and home nlaking and such other, wis
dom' as wilsassist in, preparing illiter
ates and foreign born persons for suc
cessful lif eand intelligent citizenship."
1 - M K' ' ',' : ; j :.; . '
Presbyterian Drive in March.,, '
Raleigh.The progressive program
of the genral assembly, known alsc
as the beneficence drive of the South
ern Presbyjerian church, will .be init;
iated with a three , weeks' -intensive
drive, during the month of March
This drive! will be church-wide and
will reach! every member : in every
congregation , in southern Presby terr
ianism... The financial goal of the pro
gressive pf tfgram, which is to cover
three years, is $12,000,000 for the benei
volences of the church, $3,500,000 of
this amount to be secured during the
year 1919-2$. . $4,000,000 during 1920
21 and $4,500,000 during 1921-22.
;,; Decries Hun Publicity.
heTryvUle. One of the most enthu
siastic pubjic meetings of the year
took' placelfin " the school auditorium
of the Cherry ville graded school. The
speaker of the occasion, Maj. Edouard
Dupont, of;: the French high commis
sion, was greeted by round after
round of agplause as he presented
present .European conditions and cau
tioned his 1 hearers against German
propaganda. . ; , -?
He brought his hearers to an active
realization of the ; interdependence of
the allied!; nations in the military
struggle ; vhich. had just .come to a
close, and cautioned patience with the
apparently;- slow demobilization, of the
army. Very significantly be remark
ed: "It is much easier to wait a few
months longer for the return of your
husbandsy.nd sons than to have them
recalled Q France."
1 Large. Sales of Tobacco.
KinstonSales on the local tobac
co markets tQ February 1 totalled 23,-
645.386 pounds, acordlng to the
monthly ; statement of the r tobacco
board of trade. - The value of the leaf
was in excess of $8.000 000 .The sea
son's totaty is exnecte.d to reach the
24,000,000-pound mark. f
ThreeOutlaws Captured. .
Ashevilllv Alone and u aaided S.
Glenn -YoTng. special agent of ' the
departmeist of justice, in.tht Big Ball
mountain Section of the Tennessee
mountain.: between Murphy,; N. : .,
and Knoxville, captured George and
Decatur Crawley and Blaine Stewart,
wanted Georgia to answer charges
of murder or desertion from the army.
He took ithe prisoners to Knoxville,
and leftiithat afternoon for Atlanta,
where' h will turn them over to the
federal sjutborities. . - v r
To Form Housing Corporation.
Rocky Mount. First steps j toward
the organisation of a housing corpora
tion in the city were taken at a special
meeting of the Board of Directors of
the Chamber of Commerce, held for
the purpose of taking some definite
action toward : relieving the present
acute shortage of houses here. - r
: f a nnbatantlal block of stock was
guaranteed, and - a strong committee
was appointed to complete the plans
for organization, and arrange for the
ale pi the remaining stock. t
THE COMPLETED DRAFT READ
BY PRESIDENT WILSON IN ;
i , PLENARY SESSION.
ADOPTION QPAWS HUfi FAHGS
Great Triumph for the President Jn
the Virtual, Adoption of All of
His Fourteen Points. '
The following is a synopsis of the
adopted, draft of the League of Na
tions read by Presdent Wilson in Ple
nary session of the Peace" Conference
at Paris. .The full text of the docu
ment is voluminous and very interest
ing, but the matter given below covers
practically every . item ; of . importance
in the completed instrument: r
Paris. The executive council of the
proposed League of. Nations, as out
lined in the .covenant read by Presi
dent Wilson will consist "of representa
tives of the United State, Gre-it Brit
ain, France, Italy, and Japan, togeth
er with representatives of four other
states. ..- :"
The council shall meet as often &s
is necessary but at least once a year '
at whatever place may be designated.
Any matter within the sphere of ac
tion of ' the league or affecting the
world will be dealt with;
The President, of the United States
shall summon the first meeting of the
body of the delegates and the execu
tive council. .
The league will have a secretarist
under the direction of a secretary
general, who shall appoint the other.
members. The secretary-general shall
act in that" capacity at all meetings;
The representatives of the high
contracting parties and the officials of
the league shall have diplomatic privi
leges and immunity.. The building oc
cupied by the league or its officials
shall enjoy extra-territorial benefits.
The admission of states not signa
tory to the covenant shall be with the
assent of not less than two-thirds of
the states represented in the body of
delegates and shall be limited to fully
No state shall be admitted unless it
gives effective guarantees to observe
international obligations and unless it
shall conform to conditions prescribed
by the league in regard to its naval
and military forces and armament,
r The high contracting parties undertake-!'
to' respects and preserve the
territorial integrity and political in
dependence, of all states members of
the. league against external aggres
sion. In case of any such aggression
or any threat of danger of such ag
gression the executive council shall
advise upon the means by which the
obligations of the members shall be
fulfilled. . ,
The high contracting parties re
serve the right to take any action to
safeguard, the peace of nations in the
case of war or threat of .war. -In the
case of disputes arising between them
which . diplomacy cannot adjust .the
high contracting parties will not re
sort to war without submitting to
arbitration or to an inquiry by the
executive council, and ; tfntil ...three
months after action by the arbitrators
or the executive council.
The executive council shall formu
late plans for the establishment of 'a
permanent court of international ' justice;"'-
Concerning armaments, the cove
nant says that ' the maintenance . of
peace' will require the reduction cf
national arniaments to the j lowest
l6int consistent: with national safety
and the ' enforcement of internation
al obligations by common action, the
geographical situations and circum
stances of the- tarious states being
taken into . account. v : i
The executive council shall fix tha
extent, of armaments and these shall
not be - exceeded . without, the ; permis
sion of the council. . k
-It is agreed that the private manu
facturers . of , munitions and imple
ments of war" "lends itself to. grave
objections." ,: The executive council is
directed to give advice on the -state
ment of this evil. ,
The ' contracting parties undertake
not to conceal their ability to pro
duce munitions - and armaments and
agree on a; full interchange of , infor
mtion as to military and naval pro
PRESIDENT HOMEWARD'BOUND. .
ON THE GEORGE WASHIN GTO N
Paris. President Wilson and party
are now homeward ' bound on the
steamer George Washington, the same
vessel on which he made the outward
voyage. ft-His departure was without
peculiar incident. - ,
PRESIDENT SAYS THAT ALL
HAVE IDENTICAL THOUGHT
Paris' President Wilson, , in ad
dressinff a delegation from the French
association for a society of, nations.
said; . "I appreciate very deeply what
has been said , and I take it
that ihe kiqd suggestion is that some
time after my, return j we snail .ar
raiiffft a nublic. meeting r at which, 1
m niiitA confident. we may celebrate
the . completion. of v the work,; at
any rate up to a certain very iar au
vanced stage. ' ,
(Br 1Ur, P. B. FITZWATKR, D. XXi;
Teacher of English Bible In th Moody
BiblInstitut of Chleaso.) 4
(Co97rititl918 Wwtara Sfeiraptper Uoloa.)V
LESSON FOR FEBRUARY 23
THE, BREACH OF THE COVENANT
AND M03ES' PRAYER FOR IS- J
RAEL. " - " M
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(May Be Used With Mlaslenary AppUca-
- uon.) ...
XJ5SSON TEXT-Excm1q :1-S4:. - ..
GOLDEN TEXT The ffectuaJ ferrent
prayer of a righteous man ar&lleth
much. Jamee 8:11 . " ' , "''v- 'v' .
ADDITIONAL. MATERIAL DeuL .
: Eph. 1:14-21: James i:lft-lS. .
PRIMART TOPIC Ask -Ood's help for
others. Memory Verse James
JUNIOR TOPIC Praylna - for other
people. , ;,-;. ;-r'- -:,
for others.-; ''i'1 -
SENIOR AND ADULT TOPIC-Tho -,
Talue of Intercessory prayer,
Less than six weeks have elapsed
stace Israel took the oath of allegiance
to Jehovah. In less than forty days T
they flagrantly, break the first and sec
ohd commandments. ,
I. The Golden Calf (32:1-6).
1. Hoses' delay (v. 1) This they In-
terpreted to mean that their leader
had either ' lort his" way ! In the dark
ness or had perished In the fire "that
hovered over, the mount.
2. The people's demand (. 1). They
demanded of Aaron that he make them
god to go before them. Their pro
fession of allegiance to God collapsed
at soon as the strong personality of
their leader was no longer felt, . r- ;-
3. Aaron's cowardly compliance' (W.
2-4). He was an eloquent man, but
lacked moral courage: Many - today
can talk fluently, but vacillate before '
the real issues' of life. - In order to
gain time' with the rebels he demand:
ed that they cast off their jewelry and
bring It to him. Perhaps he thought
that their love for it would cause them,
to forego their 'demands', s but they
cheerfully gave.up their jewelry' for a.
false god. - Aaron, like many compro-, .
raising' men of this age, opened a door
which he could not 'SBntri
4. Wanton' irevelry j(w. 5 6). See
Ing their disposition, Aaron erected an
altar and- proclaimed a fast unto Je
hovah. He no doubt wished them to
worship the Lord through the f Image
but he had made a god for them and -It
was a very short step to the heath
en orgies connected with idolatrous
II. God's Burning Wrath (32:7-10).
God's nature Is such that he cannot
tolerate a rkal,. No gods shall be be-"
fore his face." The rival must be re
moved or the people must be consumed
with divine -WaTh. -'Obd does' not own
them as his people, for they had cast
him Off. : ' 'r rV;'' -
III. The Mediation of Moses (32:11
14). r - :i ,
fThe declaration of a divine purpose
to destroy the Israelites did not deter .
Moses from ma king : intercession for
them. What was : his threefold plea ?
(W. 1112,' ,
Moses knew full well that the people
deserved to die, therefore he could not
plead any merit on their; part. His
plea was based wholly on . God's . pur- '
pose for Israel. Through his interces
sion God relents. -: .
IV: Judgment Fallt (32:15-35).
I. - Moses broke the -tables of testlv,
mony (vv. 15-19) emblematic of the ;
breach of their covenant with God.
2. Moses destroyed the Image (v. 20)
and made, the people drink of the wa
ter which contained Its dust, thus mak- -lng
them , to experience ln a physical
sense the bitterness which results from
3. Moses showed Aaron that he was
Inexcusable for. his part In .the dis
graceful affair (vr. 21-24). v .
4. Moses called for those who would'
take a stand for the Lord to gird their
swords and slay all who stood out In
rebellion. The tribe of Levi ranged ;
themselves on his side and became the .
instrument by which God chastened his .
people (vv. 25-29). f -;.- iA--jn-y:
5. Moses 'confessed the great sin of
the people and begged that God would '
forgive them. He was willing tqsuf- -fer
the punishment himself. If possible,
and let the people go free. .The Lord
declared to him in, answer that every,
man should bear his own sin (vv. 30-
35 ' -,: .'.-;'.:, ',!
V. The Covenant Renewed (33:1-
1. Moses' commission renewed (Ch.
83) i - v ; r
' 2. . The second tables of the law
given. (34 :l-9). ' In the giving of these
tables he reiterated God's justice, but
gave particular, emphasis to bis mercy.
?The Lord God, merciful and gracious,
long-suffering and abundant In good
ness and truth, keeping " mercy for "
thousands, forgiving iniquity. - and ;
transgression and sin, and that -will by -'
no means clear the guilty ; visiting the,
iniquity, of the - fathers upon the 1 chil
dren, and upon the children's children,
unto the third and fourth generation."
What to Pray For.
Oh, do not pray for easy lives. Pray
to be stronger men. Do not pray r for
tasks equal to your powers. Pray, for
powers equal to your tasks, i Then the
doing of your, work shall be no miracle.
But yon shall be a miracle. " Every day
yon; shall wonder - at yourself, at the
richness of life which has come to you '
by the grace of .God.r-PhIUIps Brooks.
v Those who follow Christ ar blessed
with thefeUowship of Chrlsip Where
uere is xouowmp mere x xtuowsaip.
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