Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, January 24, 1919, Page 4, Image 4

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The International Sunday School Lesson For Jan
uary 26 Is: "Israel Crossing the Red
• Sea'—Exodus 14:1-15:21
Coincidences great and small have
been crowded into the war; as, for
Instance, the fact that both sultan
and kaiser came a cropper at the
very spot where Pharaoh met dis
aster in his attack upon the Israel
ites. When the German-led "army
of deliverance" went down to Egypt
two years ago it was in the full ex
pectation that the British would be
c'rushed and their hotyl on the East
broken. All sorts of curious devices
to overcome the desert wastes were
adopted, but in vain; and the expe
dition ended in a mad rout. Th
failure of the "Army of Deliver
ance" broke the spirit of all the Mos
lems who really believed in a "holy
war." At present, in contrast, the
\ "For six years we have used Dr. Caldwell's ■
1 Syrup Pepsin in our family and feel we ■ .
\ could not possibly do without it x especially y ■
\ for the children." (From a letter to Dr. V
\ Caldwell written by Mrs. Earl Covycll, Off ■
I \ ment City, Mich.),
I . . ~
Children become constipated as readily
as do their elders, and the result is equally dis
' tressing. Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin is ideal
for children because of its pleasant taste, posi
tive, yet gentle, action, and its freedom from
opiates and narcotic drugs.
} Syrup Pepsin
The Perfect Laxative
Sold by Druggists Everywhere
50 cts. (&) $l.OO
This sale will be of unusual importance on account of the
magnitude of the assortments as well as for the decisive
low prices which will prevail.
Delayed Shipments o —j
In addition to our usual immense ,?&rl 1 1 / I (2L
stock, there will be included large in- • f /J lA~
which should have arrived early in the % nM §|||J \
season, but which were held back on. ' iPiL
account of unsettled conditions in 'I
manufacturing and shipping. ||| ! IMf
These shoes were • contracted for '
previous to sharp advances in the "7 ; y&r /T\
market and could not be bought today
from the manufacturers at anything L—
like the low prices we paid for them.
is included in this big sale, and every pair of
has been generously reduced in price. These special
"■ reductions from the customary Steckley low prices
/ make this sale one that will justify economical buyers,
not only to provide shoes for the family for present
wear, but will be a strong inducement to purchase
All Widths, AAA to EEE ' All Sizes, 1% to 9
*' / '
British have established a. pipe, line
across the desert, and a railway; so
that one may go by train from Cairo
to Jerusalem. Aeroplanes make the
flight over the forty year route of
the Israelites in four hours. Lead
ers ip Zionipm dre' thus traveling
for the new liberty of the Jews in
the Land of Promise. All mankind
is observing the new case of the
Jews as it Is being worked out in
Palestine. Even the street-corner
philosophers behold the strango
providence in the case of the Chosen
People, who have been again freed
by the world war for liberty.
The meaning of the word Hebrews
is "the crossers"; and this signifi
cance is more deeply embodied in
the history than in the name. From
its beginning in Abraham down to
th present, Israel has been finding
a way to cross streams and oceans of
decision and peril. Floods of dis
aster which have engulfed greater
and prouder nations have left it un
touched. The story of the crossing
of the Red Sea is syfhbolicai of this
chosen people's deliv|rance from
countless perils and their preserva
tion amid great dangers.
For the larger Israel which Calls
Jehovah Father, there is here a dra
matic re-enforcement of the ever
fresh and practical teaching that
somehow God makes a way for the
feet of His own; and that; by His
dealings with His children Hp teach
es the unbelieving' His might and
The story is the story of a mita
cle. All the ingenious theories of
tides and shallows and sgndbars
seem foolish to one who has looked
upon the site of this great deliver
ance. Let me quote from one Of my
own Lessons, penned a dozen years
ago, while traveling from India to
"Egypt; "At the minute of this writ
ing I am sailing up the Red Sea,
with 'the mountainous Sinai Penin
sula in sight on one side ojid the
sandy shores of Egypt on the iother.
A strong west wind, such as 'drove
the waters upon the Egyptians, is
blowing and the sea is running high
and heavy, 'dashing up on the deck
of the great ocean liner. For five
days we have been ploughing swift
ly through the Red Sea, which sug
gests how great is this body of water
which some commentators would
treat as if it were a shallow mill
pond. Only the'supernatural inter
position of the Ruler of wind and
wifve could effect such a wonder as
the crossing of the Red Sea by the
Israelites; it was a miracle of Provi
"Spoiling tlic Egyptians"
The enslaved Israelites went not
forth from Egypt empty-handed on
the night of the Passover. When
the suffering and panic-stricken
Egyptians did at length let tijem go
they were of a sudden more 1 eager
to get rid of their slaves than they
had been to retain them. So when
the Israelites came asking for gifts
—which is not a strange procedure
in the eyes of one at all acquainted
with the East—they were met with
an attitude of "Take it and go; any
thing to get rid of you." The old
version says that the Israelites "bor
rowed" of the Egyptians; but this
is a palpable mistranslation; "ask
ed" is the word in the original. ,The
state of mind of the Egyptians must
have been akin to the terror
stricken Chinese of Peking, after the
relief of the when, in abject
fear, they not only gave foreigners
whatever they asked, but even heap
ed gifts Upon them unosking. So
it came to pass that the exiles went
not out empty; and probably, also,
from the dead bodies of the engulfed
Egyptians washed up on the Sinai
shore, they obtained accoutrements
of war.
The route chosen by Moses was
not directly across the isthmus of
Suez, ' for that would have led into
tho country of the Philistines, and
the newly-emancipated slaves need-
Ed much disciplining before they
were ready to enter upon hostilities
with this war-like people. V So the
line of march lay down the shores
of toward the Red Sea; ap
parently into a "cul do sac," but
really into a great deliverance that
would forever eliminate Pharaoh
and his hosts as a factor to be
feared. f.
An Army or a Mob
Even a disciplined army is cum
bersome in its movements; khoso
who have seen a great unorganized
mob of people know how difficult jt
la to handle. So the leadership of
this raw company was no small task
for Moses. The Israelites were lacli
carrying such of his ipeagre posses
sions as he could bear away, and
the whole were encumbered with
octal" and herds nn<* the inevitable
impedimentia of an army of fam
Yet it was an army, notwithstand
ing all. It lyid a large measure if
homogeneity, a common purpose and
a. childlike dependence upon the
man who Represented its divine
leadership. The national sentiment
which pervaded the people was indi
cated by the fact that the mummjl,
of Joseph was carried among th
most precious treasures. And bo-'
fore the host went the strangest
banner that ever an army followed:
a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar
of tire by night, signalizing Jehovah's
protection, providence and leader
Harder than the slave's task of
making bricks without straw was
that which fell to Moses in leading
on a victorious way a people whose
spirits had been broken by subjec
tion to tyrannous masters. Sorely
,as the Egyptians had smitten the
Israelites In their bodies, more sore
ly hud they smitten them in the
spirit. They bequeathed to Moses
a company of craven hearts. So at
the first sight of pursuit—Pharaoh
having realized the value to him of
his slaves after he had let them gl
—rthe children of Israel began to
whimper and complain, in ignoble
fashion v Thereupon Moses spake
unto them Aw word that God is ever
declaring -into the ears of His peo
ple, the word that weak and timor
ous hearts to-day most need to hear,
"Fear ye l not . . . Jehovah will
fight for you." God may discipline
His own but He never deserts them.
"Tliey Sliall Not Pass"
It is easy to, be as all brag
garts are, when no enemy is In sight.
But the truly courageous are they
who can stand fast in the presence
of danger. . Consider what drew
nigh to these not yet
emancipated' from the "slave spirit,
and with the crack of the overseer's
whip still in thpir ears. I quote
Edersheim: •
"It,must Igive been as the rays of
the setting gun were glinting upon
the war chariots, that the Israelites
first' described the approach of
Pharaoh's army. It followed in thejr
track, and came approuchlng them
from the north, there was no escape
in that direction. Flight was im
possible; defence seemed madness.
Once more the faith of Israel sig
nally failed, and they Broke into
murmuring against Moses. But the
Lord was faithful. What now took
place was to s>e not only the final
act of sovereign deliverance by God's
arm alone, nor yet merely to serve
aver afterwards as a memorial by
iyhlch Israel's faith might be upheld,
but also to teach, by the Judgments
upon Egypt, that Jehovah was a
righteous and a holy Judge."
John Knox before Mary, Queen of
Scbts, and Luther at the Diet of
Worms, are suggested by the answer
which Moses made when the people
began to show fear. It was the tre
mendous certainty of a man of un
shaken faith. There is something
terrible about the assurance and
boldness of the man who knows that
he speaks for God. Here the swish
of the sword of battle in these, words
to the faint-hearted: "Fear yet not,
stand still, and see the salvation of
Jehovah, which He will work for
you today; for the Egyptians whom
ye have seen t today, ye shall see them
again no more forever. Jehovah will
fight for you, and ye shall hold your
peace." Doesn't it make one shud
der at the thought of undertaking
combat w.th the will of the Lord of
hosts? This surely must be the
crowning horror of the fugitive ex
kalser's* tormenting thoughts. He
now knows that the Supreme Being
Whom he blasphemed fought
against him. •
Tito Interposed Cloud
"Speak unto the children of Israel
that they so forward," cried Jeho
vah to Moses* The divine programme
for humanity is progress: That is
God's message to every Individual
life and to the race as a whole. To
emphasize it he often mercifully
shuts all paths except the one that
means advance. True, real progress
is not always along the line of the
least resistance; there are Red Seas
to be crossed in every experience.
Burwhen God points the way He
also prepares it.
As a protection pending the pas
sage, the cloud which had led the
vanguard became the rearguard; It
was interposed between the Israel
ites and their pursuers. Little won
der that the aweet singers of Israel
loved to contemplate Jehovah as a
"shield." On His own side of that
mysteriotls veil the Lord was pre
paring great things for His own,
and terrible things for His enemies.
It was soop to be demonstrated, as
Moses sang, "Jehovah is a man of
The Great Miracle
Apdwonderful weapons He
wields. Since He holdeth the winds
in His fist, it was easy for God by
a great east wind to pile up tho
waters of the turbulent sea, so
where the fishes had swum the Is
raelites' walked dry shod. This pas
sage of the Red Sea was a miracle;
why try to minimize it, or explain
it away? Only the direct interposi
tion of the Lord of creation could
have wrought this mighty wonder,
making a way of 'escape for the Is
raelites, hemmed in on all other
sides. Dozens of great ocean liners
may now anchor In what is com
monly regarded as the site of the
crossing; water like this does not
naturally become dry land for a
night. God did It; It was bht one of
the - countless unguessed tactics
which the God of war has at His
command. .
The wall of water on either side—
the simple statement Of Inspiration
Is majestic—made an Impression
upon the marching Israelites; even
as it has made an impression on all'
who have heard or read the story
since. It was a rampart such as
only God could build; one of tho
highways of help for His own which
the word of Jehovah obligee Him to
build whenever there.is occasion.
But what is help for friend may
be hurt for foe. When day broke,
the Egyptian army, with its six hun
dred picked chariots, essayed to fol
low by the same path. But what
had been easy going for the Israel
ites proved a snare for-their pursu
ers, so that the latter were soon
crying, "Let us flee from the face
of Israel, for Jehovah flghteth for
The Song of Victory
Therein the Egyptians; ere they
were engulfed in the grip of the
God Whom they deiled, showed an
L understanding of the significance of
i ... • y i r• ■■
the whole matter. God was caring
for His own people and vindicating
His own name. That i the point of
the whole story, as it appeared in
the song' of victory which Moses
sang; and in tho later song of the
Psalmist (10:7-12):
"Our fathers understood not Thy
wonders in Egypt;
They remembered not the multitude
of Thy loving kindnesses,
But wore rebellious at the sea, even
the-Red Sea.
Nevertheless He saved them for His
name's sake,
Tha£ He might make His mighty
power to be known.
He rebuked the Red Sea also,' and
■ ft was dried up;
So he led them through the depths
as through a wilderness.
He saved them from the hand
of him that hated them, >
And redeemed them from the hand
of the enemy.
I And the waters covered their ad
There was not one of them left.
Then believed they His words;
They sang His praise."
Bolsheviki Continue
to Shell Americans
Archangel, Jan. 2 4. —The Bolshe
viki are continuing their shelling of
the American positions at list Pad
enga, 30 miles south of Shenkursk,
and the American artillery is re
plying to the enemy fire. Tho in
fantry attack which the Bolsheviki
were expected to make Tuesday
failed to materialize.
Peasants say that the Bolsheviki
suffered live hundred casualties in
the infantry attack- on January 19,
leaving many wounded who froze to
death in the forest. The American
casualties In the fight were less than
flfty all told.
"Danderjne" will save your hair
and double its beauty
at once
Try this! Your hair gets soft,
wavy, abundant and
glossy at once
Save your hair! Beautify it! It is
only a matter of using a little Dan
derine occasionally to have a head
of heavy, beautiful hair; soft, lus
trous, wavy and free from dandruff.
It Is easy and Ihexpensive to havo
pretty, charming hair and lots of It.
Just spend a few cents for a small
bottle of Knowlton's Danderine now
—all drug stores recommend It—
apply , a little as directed and within
ten minutes there will be an ap
pearance of abundance; freshness,
tlufliness and an Incomparable gloss
and lustre, and try as you will, you
can not find a trace of dandruff or
falling hair; but your real surprise
will be after about two weeks' use,
when you will see new hair—fins
and downy at first—yes—but really
ftw hair —sprouting out all over
your scalp—Danderine Is, We be
lieve, the only sure hair grower, de
stroyer of dandruff and cure for
Itchy scalp, and it never falls to stop
falling bail at on'ce.
If you want to prove how pretty
and soft your hair really is, moisten
a cloth with a little Danderine and
carefully draw it through your hair
—taking one small strand at a time.
Your hair will be soft, glossy and
beautiful in Just a few moments—
a delightful surprise awaits every
one who tries this.
No More Rheumatism
Torturing Pains and Swollen Joints
Vanish When lthcuma Is Used.
At last a real remedy for rheuma
tism! And a good one it must be when
Kennedy's Drug Store, and goad
druggists everywhere sell it on the
no-cure no-pay basis. ;
Rheumatics should hail the news
with great rejoicing, for it is surely
a remarkable remedy and has a rec
ord of almost unbelievable cures.
Read what J. F. Oliver of Albany, Ua.,
says about it:
"I had sciatic rheumatism for two
years, and tled every medicine offer
ed for rheumatism. Tried many doc
tors, was treated at one of the best
Southern sanatoriums, and if I im
proved any 1 did not realize it. I am
a conductor on the Central of Geor
gia railroad, and had secured a pass
to Hot Springs, Ark., to take treat
ment. About that time I saw Kbeu
ina advertised and concluded to try it.
I abandoned my trip, took three bot
tles. and now feel as well as ever. I
would not take a hundred thousand
dollars for what Kheuma has done
for me.
If you have rheumatism in any form
don't delay—try Rheuma today. A
large bottle is not expensive, and
your money back If it does not give
you quick and joyful relief.
Baldwin's Worker
Took Ten Bottle s
* " ~—
Miss Elizabeth Augustine, 8622
Dick's Avenue, West Philadelphia,
whose father Is a blacksmith with
Baldwin's Locomotive Works, savs
everybody In their house likes Tan
lac. "Father suffered from a run
down system. He began to feel so
weak he ! could hardly get around.
He had a backache, cough, In-,
flapned throat and a general In
digestion. His digestion became
Impaired and for eight weeks
he, was in bad shape. One of his
friends told him übout Tahlac. He
hab taken ten bottles, but he's a dif
ferent person. He can eat anything
iand sleeps like a top."
' The genuine Tanlac, which bears
the name J. I. Gore Co. on outside
carton, is now sold here by Georrfe
A. Gorgas, George's Drug Store, O. F.
Kramer, W. F. Stevens.
The celebrated vegetable tonic,
stomachic and health builder.
Is also eold in neighboring cities and
towns. Ask for It, .
;• £ k '
State Fuel Regulation,
to Pass Into History
Philadelphia, Jan. 24.—As far as
Pennsylvania is concerned, the end
of the coal administration 'is in
sight. Wllilam Potter, state fuel ad
7 and 9 South Market Square
January Clearance Sale
Starting the third week of our January Clearance Sale with greater reduc
tions. We have gone through every department and cut into the prices, so that
we can clean up everything possible and now is your opportunity to buy real
up-to-the-minute wearing apparel at next-to-nothing prices.
350 Women's and Misses' SUITS
In Serge, Poplin, Gabardine, Velour, Velyet, Oxford Cloth, etc. in every
color, style and size. -- ~ > '■
$15.00 7AO I $22.50 li no $30.00 Ia no
SUITS .3o SUITS 11.30 SUITS 14.30
— f
$lB.OO QQQ $25.85 19 AO $40.00 1Q QQ
200 Women's and Misses' COATS
In Velours, Plushes, Pom Poms, Silvertones and others in every desired
color and style.
$16.50 7no $25.00 1 1 QQ $35.00 I£QQ
$18.85 QQQ $30.00 1/1 QQ . $40.00 IQQQ
COATS 0-30 COATS 14.30 COATS 13.30
275 Women's and Misses' DRESSES
Serge, Satin, Jersey, Taffeta, Crepe de Chine, Silk Poplin, Tricolet in
every desired color and stylei Sizes to 54.
$10.50 4QQ $16.50 74Q $22.50 11 QQ
$12.50 CQQ $lB.OO QQQ $25.00 10 4Q
$15.00. *7 4Q ' $20.00 QQQ $30.00 14 QQ
Our Entire Stock of Men's, Young Men's and
Boys' Clothing Reduced For Quick Clearance
550 Men's and Young Men's SUITS
Reduced to Less Than Cost
. Here included are Black and Blue Serge Mixtures of every kind Sizes
34 to 50. Don't Miss This Event.
$16.50 QQQ $25.00 19 QQ $30.00 1Q QQ
SUITS ""O SUITS 10.30 SUITS 13.30
$lB.OO 11 QQ $27.50 1C QQ $40.00 O QQ
SUITS 11.30 SUITS 13.30 SUITS £4.30
100 Men's O.vercoats to Go
Now is your chance to buy your next Winter Coat at real savings.
$16.50 QQQ $lB.OO 11 QQ $25.00 19 QQ
O'Coats 3.30 Q'Coats 11.30 Q'Coats I J.JO
$30.00 1Q QQ $35.00 99 QQ $40.00 94 QQ
O'Coats l 0"0 O'Coats £4.30
at real savings to you. Pants for work or dress Corduroys and cloth.
$3.00 Pants $1.98 $7.50 Pants $3.98
$4.00 Pants $2.49 $8.50 Pants $4.49
$5.00 Pants .• $2.98 $9.50 Pants $4.95
$6.00 Pants $3.49 $9.75 Pants ..... $5.98
Sizes 30 to 44 waist.
1000 Boys' Suits 300Boys'Overcoats
In every color, cloth, style or size— "g" yoSTl^kmd
reduced for quick clearance. light 'patterns. -
$2.75 Boys' Suits now $1.69 $5.00 Overcoats $2.49
$4.00 Boys' Suits now $2.49 $6.00 Overcoats $2.98
$4.50 Boys' Suits now $2.79 $7:50 Overcoats . ..1. $3.49
$5.00 Boys' Suits now $2.98 $5.85 Overcoats $4.49
$6.50 Boys' Suits now $3.49 $9.85 Overcoats $5.49
$7.50 Boys' Suits now $4.49 $12,50 Overcoats v . .<... $6.49
$8.85 Boys' Suits now $5.49 $10.50 Overcoats $5.99
$10.85 Boys' Suits now $6.49 $15.00 Overcoats .... $7,49
ministrator, announced yesterday
that the local offices of the fuel ad
ministration would close February
Mr. Potter stated that both the
anthracite and bituminous industries
were working satisfactorily now, and
that the only matter remaining for
attention was the problem of gas
distribution in MclCean, Potter an<
Tioga counties.
In these districts domestic con
sumers are now limited to 24,000 cu
bic feet a month, and industrial con
sumers are entirely excluded wltl
the -exception of a few plants, when
gas engines are installed. These ari
limping along, Mr. Potter said, on I
much reduced Bupply.