THE LAGRANGE REPORTER.
THURSDAY MORNING, DEC. 24, 1914
Cbis Year's Christmas
Belgiums Are on
Never has there been a time when the
Christmas event stood under so impressive
illumination as it does in this year's Christ-
maotidc. Che birth of "Jesus is this year a
larger fact for the thought and life of the
world than in any year till now. Che phe
nomenon of the life of "Jesus and bis power
in the world forms the summit question in the
thinking of our times. Chough there arc some
mournful defections from the divine truth
of the manger event, the aggregate state of
Christendom exhibits the ever enduring
power of the grace that then and there came to
seek and save the lost. JSo period has ever
seen such wide circulation and study of the
Roly Scriptures as the present, although re
cent events have demonstrated the still exist
ing need of closer adherence to the divine
principle of “peace on earth, good will to
men/' Che evangel of a Saviour come thrills
more hearts this Christmas than in any other
year of this dispensation.
East Vernon School
T»low I give a list of Miracles re
corded in the New Testament as
brought out by our class. I do not
give this in a boastful way, hut in a
spirit of helpfulness. It is my pur
pose to give the people our plan of
studying, or the ace jmplishment of
extra work in connection with the
class work, and will appreciate the
methods used by other schools or
any suggestions by individuals.
We first took up the study of the
life of Christ from birth to the anoint
ing for burial. Then the miracles of
the New Testament, and for next
Sunday the names and order of the
books of the New Testament. In
order to help in all lines of Work, we
try to get some one who is well in
formed to give us a talk every quar
ter. Last month we succeeded in get
ting Mr. Henry Reeves, and Prof. J.
E. Ricketson this quarter, who
brought us a very helpful message. It
is true we have a small class but I
feel that the class is doing splendid
work and that our membership will
increase each wedk.
Now if our county papers will give
us space, and I am sure they will, to
exchange ideas and plans of study,
and the schoobygrill take advantage
of some, I beliefs our people will
study the Bible as they have not done
since the first printed edition in Eng
lish of the New Testament by Wil
liam Tindale in 1526 or the English
translation by an unknown hand near
the dose of the thirteenth century.
Below are the miracles:
Water turned into wine, John 2-1-8;
Son of a nobleman, John 4-46-54;
Demon cast out, Luke 4, 33-36, Luke
11- 14; Drought of fishes, Luke 5-1-7;
Peter’s wife’s mother, Matt. 8; Mul
titudes healed, Matt 8; All manner of
diseases, Matt, 23; Leper healed, Matt.
' 8-2; Paralytic Healed, Matt. 9-1;
Important man, John 6, 1-9; Withered
hand, Matt. 12-9; Many healed, Matt.
12- 15; Centurion’s servant, Matt. 8, 5;
Widow’s son raised, Luke 7, 11; Temp
est stilled, Matt. 8, 23; Legions cast
out. Matt. 8, 29; Bloody issue cured,
Matt. 9, 20; Jairus’ daughter, Matt. 9,
23; Blind men cured, Matt. 9, 29; Pow
er given to heal, Matt. 10, 1; Many
sick healed, Matt. 14, 34; Five thous
and fed, Matt 14, 17; Many healed
by touch, Matt. 14, 36; Syrophene-
cian’s daughter, Matt. 15, 22-28; Deaf
and dumb healed, Mark 7, 32; Multi
tudes healed, Matt. 15, 29; Four thous
and fed, Matt. 15, 32; Blind man cur
ed, Mark 8, 32; Transfiguration, Mark
9, 2; Demoniac cured, Luke8, 37; Fish
brings money, Matt. 17, 27; Blind
man cured, John 9, Infirm woman cur
ed, Luke 13, 10; Dropsy removed,
Luke 14; Ten lepers cured, Luke 17,
11; Lazarus raised, John 11, 46; Barti-
raeus cured, Matt 20, 29; Many lame
and blind healed, Matt. 21; Fig tree
destroyed, Matt. 21; Malchus’ ear
healed, Matt 26, 51; draught of fishes,
John 21, 6; Apostles speak in other
tongues, Acts 2, 4; Peter cures a lame
man, Acts 3, 1, 11; Ananias and Sap-
phira, Acts 5, 1, 11; Prison doors
opened, Acts 5, 19; Saul’s conversion,
'Acts 9, 1,11; Peter’s deliverance, Acts
"That Was the
HE trust magnate was break
fasting sitting opposite his
handsome, haughty looking
wife. The room was done in
oak and tapestry, and in the great fire
place a tire of Yule logs burned.
lie was iron gray, thin, tired looking,
with an occasional attractive twinkle
in his eye. She wns inclined Jo lie
stout; her hair was snow white, elabo
rately dressed. A shadowy sweetness
lingered In the corners of her mouth.
“Do you remember one Christmas
day. so many years ago." she question
ed him, “when we were so poor we
had no dinner?”
"Clearly. And now we have no di
gestions." he remarked.
“And ouc Christmas when yon were
so 111 nnd we were in a hotel and so
Ho nodded cheerfully.
"Yon are forgetting the big Christ
mas." he remarked.
"We've hnd so many of them togeth
er," she said, ‘It ninkes me feel quite
old and a little bit sad."
“Think back," he said, "to one Christ
mas night that we were together in a
sleigh on the old mill road. There
were stan» in the sky. and It was cold.
You were snuggling close to me”—
"Why, Harry, wo weren’t engaged
“You were one of those snngglesome
girls, Mary. I repeat, you were crowd
ing me some, but I didn't mind It
You wore n red knitted hood tied un
der your chin and a—a tippet—yes,
(hat’s it a tippet of white fur with
little black specks on it like a cut.’’
“Ermine, you foolish boy."
“And suddenly we bumped over
something and yon were scared, and
the next thing—you hnd kiased me.”
“It was you that kissed me. The
“How could I? I was driving. You
deliberately kissed me, Mary. Don't
deny It after all these years.”
“I don't remember It Harry."
“1 remember It distinctly, for I had
aiways wanted to; but being a modest
youth. 1 was afraid. But that delight
ful bump in the road broke the ice. I
dropped the reins and asked you to
marry me. You said yes. You remem
ber now. don't you?”
She was blushing faintly, and the
shadows that' bad been dimples deep
ened at her lips. She nodded her head.
“The horse Jumped. Over went the
sleigh, and we tumbled Into a big snow
drift not. quite knowlDg what was the
matter. The horse, being the one liv
ery stable back in the place, was used
to lovers, so he Just stood still, took
lug back at us while 1 righted the cut
ter and lifted you In. We were the
happiest two ia the world, weren’t
"Tea,” she said softly.
“Thst was the big Christmas, Mary."
12, 7-9; Paul heals a cripple, Acts 14,
8-10; Prison Doors opened, Acts 16-
26; Several miracles by Paul, Acts 19,
11-12; Ressurrection of Jesus Christ.
I hope that the Sopday schools will
respond, co-operate with each other
and pray for our country as did
Joshua pray for the success of IsreaL
Yours for service,
S. A. SMITH.
Supt., East Vernon 8. S.
The greatest calamity that the
world has ever witnessed, struck poor
little Belgium. What is destruction,
death or misery compared with star
Nearly s wen million Belgian wo
men, children and noncombatants are
on the verge of starvation. The food
supply in Tte!i ium has been exhausted.
The German Orovernment, which has
occupied nearly the whole country,
declares that it ‘s unable to feed the
civilian population, and at the same
time the German occupation of Bel
gian has made it. mpoRRible for the
Belgians to receive food from outside
the German lines, except by special
agreement between Cirmany and the
other Governments concerned.
If America doos not know already
the excessive need in Helgium, It is
not the fault of the. precis. A brave,
unfortunate nation is without food,
without money to buy food, without
menns of using her money for the
purchase of food, even if she hnd it.
Her allies, shut off from her by a
ring of steel and diplomacy, can feed
only such Belgians as have esenped
from the country. They cannot
reach the seven million Belgians who
have stayed at home. Her conquer
ors cannot and will not feed her. In
this war of extermination and star
vation they need all their food for
America must do it. We are the
only people who can. We have giv
en generously but we must give still
more generously, if we are to avert
tho most distressing famine in his
For that purpose State Committcos
havo been formed over the whole
United States, and tho Georgia State
Committee asks all generous people
to form in every small town and city
We will be glad to give, on request,
all information necessary and hope to
get help for that-noble cause.
In connection with the Chamber of
Commerce in Columbia, S. C., we will
send, next month from Charlston, S.
G. , a shipload of food stuffs. The
ship will bear the , name Gieorgia-
Wo ask for money to buy food
stuffs in this state, and also for ciired
or salt meats or fish, wheat, canned
goods, including milk, flour, rice,
beans, peas, coffee, prepared ' foods,
BELGIUM RELIEF FUND STATE
H. L. DeGIVE, DR. F. E. MAY,
Chairman Exec. Secretary.
A Tricycle and a Fiddle.
LaGrange, Ga., Dec. 19, 1914.
Please bring me a tricycle, a fiddle,
and lota of fire crackers, and confec
tioneries. I will not ask for very
much as times are so hard now.
Will Try to be a Good Boy Next Year
291 S. Greenwood St., LaGrange, Ga.
lama little boy eight years of age.
I am late writing you but please bring
me an automobile and some fireworks
nnd confectioneries. I will try to be
a good boy during the year 1915.
G|ood-bye, Your little friend.
ROY M. LESTER.
Wants a Kodak nnd Confectioneries.
Gabbettville, Ga., Dec. 19, 1914.
Please bring me a kodak and some
confectioneries. I am
Your little girl,-
Likes to Shoot Fireworks:
I go to school. I am 7 years old
and am in the second grade. Please
bring me some fire works as I like
to shoot them. Please bring me a
wagon large enough to haul wood, a
horn and a doe-face and a boy scout,
suit nnd a nice drum and some nice
things to eat. Don’t forget daddy
Your little friend,
WILLIAM STEVE JENKINS, JR.
Is a Very Good Boy.
I am a little boy two and a half
years old. Bring mo, Santa please, a
rocking horse with bridle and lines so
I can ride it, and a little whip. I want
some* nice things to oat. I am a very
Hope you won’t got wot.
CHARLES RUDOLPH JENKINS.
SANTA RIDES IN A CHEVROLET
GET IN GOOD COMPAMY-when
you want to go, call 213 and we will send
our CHEVROLET for you’
Johnson Stable Co.
Forgot to Pick Any Cotton But Does
Please bring me a little toy auto
mobile that I can ride in and a lot of
good things to eat. Sara wants a doll,
doll carriage, piano and some good
things to eat too. Papa says times are
hard with you now, but please do the
best you can for us. I forgot to pick
any cotton but I draw water and bring
Head of Shriners
Atlanta, Dec. 23.—For another year
at least Forrest Adair, the leading
figure in Southern Shrinedom, will
serve as potantate of Yaarab Temple
of Atlanta. He was re-electod this
week, the vote being made unanimous.
Plans were immediately set on foot
for sending a big delegation to the
Forrest Adair is the man who
brought the great Shriners’ conven
tion to Atlanta last summer and who
worked night and day for weeks to
insure its success. Naturally, he
could have anything he desired at the
hands of Atlanta Shriners.
War Tax on
Atlanta, Dec. 23.—While the gov
ernment war tax does not apply on
marriage licenses young bridegrooms
need not congratulate themselves on
escaping entirely their share of the
cost of*war. The government kas
ruled that the certificates provided
by ordinaries or ministers, declaring
that John and Mary were lawfully
bound in holy wedlock, shall bear a
ten cent stamp. So while it costs
no tux to be married, it costs a dime
to prove it afterward.
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