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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN. PORTLAND, JUNE 21, 1914.
MEMORY'S RETRIBUTION FOR PAST IS TOLD BY LOCAL PASTOR
"A Scene at Court" Is Theme of Serpion by Dr. Walter B. Hinson at White Temple.
BY DR. WALTER B. HINSON.
"We are verily guilty concerning
brother, in that we paw the anguish of his
soul. Therefore is this evil thing come upon
us. Gen. xlil:21.
THE story of which this text is
a part is one "of the fascinating
stories of the Old Testament. You
may recall though some of you can
not, because you never knew it that
Jacob had 12 eons; one of them named
Joseph. And Jacob made the great mis
take of evidencing his partiality for
his son Joseph, and gave him as a
present a coat of diverse colors. And
Joseph had a . knack of dreaming I
dreams, and in his guilelessness he
used to' tell the dreams. And one day he
told how in his dreams he saw sheaves
of wheat. And they all bowed down,
and did obeisance to his sheaf.
And the brethren realized that fie
stood for the sheaf to which all the
rest of them must bow. And then he
had another dream,-wherein he saw the
'sun, and the moon, and 11 stars ren
dering homage to him. And, of course,
the only interpretation that could be
placed upon that dream by his
brethren was that father and mother
and all the other brothers were to
bow down to Joseph. So one day, when
old Jacob had sent Joseph to see how
his brethren fared, as the lad came into
vision, they, said: "Here comes the
dreamer. Now let us put an end to
his dreaming by putting an end to
him." And murder was in their hearts.
But one of them, moved by pity and
willing to save the life of Joseph, sug
gested that he be thrown into a pit.
A company of slave traders, coming
along, suggested another method of
getting rid of the dreamer; and so j
they sold Joseph into the hands of i
some Midianites, who took him down
Into the land of Egypt and sold him
Into the house of Potiphar. Here
Joseph withstood the temptation for
which he is deathlessly renowned, but
as a result of the withstanding of the
evil he was cast into prison.
But even in the prison dreams
eeemed to be about the man. For two
of his companions in tribulation also
dreamed dreams, the chief butler and
the chief baker of Pharaoh's house
hold. And appearing to Joseph one
day they said: "Here is our dream.'
And the baker told how in his dream
he had three baskets on his head and
in the topmost basket there were pro
visions that Pharaoh avored. And
the birds came and picked at the pro
visions in that basket. And Joseph
said:. "That indicates that in three days
Pharaoh will hang you - up, and the
birds of the air will pick at you.
And the chief butler came with his
dream how he saw a three-pronged
vine and ripe grapes, and from the
grapes the cup was filled. And
Joseph said: "That shows that in three
days you will again be ministering
unto your master in the court: and
when you are there remember me. I
pray thee for good." And all this
came to pass just as Joseph had said.
But the butler, like some of the rest
of us, forgot the friend of his adver
sity, when the day of prosperity had
But now Pharaoh began to dream
dreams. And he dreamed that he saw
seven fat kine, and then came seven
lean kine, and the lean kine ate up
the seven fat kine. And he wondered
greatly about that dream, but went to
sleep again. And then he dreamed that
he saw seven full ears of corn, and
then seven lean ears of corn appeared,
and the lean ears consumed the full
ears. And iie was greatly perplexed
by these dreams. And the matter be
ing noised abroud throughout the pal
ace, the forgetful butler remembered
how Joseph was an interpreter of
dreams. And he said: "I do remember
my faults this day.' And so he told
Pharaoh there was a man in the prison
who could interpret dreams. And
Joseph was sent for. And he told how
the seven fat kine and the seven lean
kine stood for seven years "of plenty
and seven years of want, and that the
same interpretation might be placed
upon the dream wherein the ears of
corn figured. And Pharaoh was so
pleased with the interpretation that he
made Joseph second in power to him
self in the land of Egypt.
But, by and by, the famine came.
And Jacob and his sons in the far
away land of Canaan knew want.
And they heard of the plenty stored
up in the land of Egypt and Jacob
sent down 10 of his sons leaving Ben
jamin behind to buy corn in the land
of Egypt. And ' Joseph recognized
them and played two or three tricks
upon them that I think we can hardly
justify until they were perplexed and
bewildered and half crazed with fear.
And then comes my text, where after
the rough speech of Joseph had fallen
upon the ears of those affrighted men.
one said to the others: "Do you not
recall how we refused to listen to the
voice of our dead brother's distress?"
For they thought Joseph was dead.
"Therefore, this great evil is come
Memory Recalls Past.
So you see in that court of Pharaoh
there was memory, recalling the evil
deeds they had wrought; and there
was conscience, saying, "We are verily
guilty of our brother's blood"; and
there was retribution, asserting,
"Therefore is this evil come upon us."
And I want for a few minutes to talk
to you about memory, conscience and
Pharaoh's butler said. "I do remem
ber my faults this day." My friends,
there are four days when we are very
likely to remember our faults. Per
haps the first day would be the day of
our repentance. I shall never forget a
most wicked man uttering a piece of
profound philisophy in my hearing 20
years ago. He was telling of a great
temptation that had beset him during
the week. And somebody said, "Well,
why did you not yield to it?" And,
with a laugh, in which there was no
merriment, he said, "borne day I may
have to repent, and in the day of -my
repentance I do not want to face any
thing like that evil I came near doing
last week." When Sinai's artillery is
unlimbered. and the great guns of God
begin to play upon the soul, in the
fierce light of repentance we remember
our faults and see our sins, and marvel
that we ever dared commit tham.
Then there Is the day of retribution,
when again we remember our sins.
vv hen the trouble smites and the
calamity overtakes, and we sit down
and have distress added to distress, as
we remember we are only reaping the
harvest of our own sowing, and when
the soul cries, "I built myself the
cross which later on was laid on me."
And so in the day of retribution, when
these mills of God that grind slowly
but which grind small begin to do
their deadly work in our experience, we
remember our faults in that day.
And I am firmly of the opinion that
In the day of death we remember our
sins. You know it is commonly sup
posed those dying by drowning review,
as in some startling panorama, the en
tire past of life. I do not know why
that should be peculiar to death by-
drowning, and I have sometimes
thought there was ho way of adequate
ly explaining the distress manifested by
some dying persons, except on the sup
position that, in the hour of death, the
startling and awful proportions of one's
wrong-doing blot out the very sky in
which one might look for hope or
And surely, in the day of judgment,
we shall remember our faults. Ah, they
talk glibly about books being opened
and pages turned, and grim records
read. But, my friends, God will have
no need to do that. For before the
white throne of his unsullied holiness
the guilty soul of the unpardoned man
will shrink away; and, in the day ofj
doom, we shall remember the wrong
things we- said and did, and the evil
life that we lived.
Now, you see; my story, though thou
sands of years old. is strictly up to
date. You and I possess memory. We
may, when the deed is done, say, "Get
thee gone to appear no more forever,'
but memory has made its record. We
may push the sentence to one side and
say we will never recall it: but it is
beyond us to banish a single sentence
forever. It is no wonder that one of
the greatest philosophers who ever
lived has assured us nothing is ever
forgotten. But on the sensitive tablet
of the brain every word is written and
every deed recorded. And all that Is
needed is the environment and exigency
to bring the soul into the condition of
sensitive understanding of the life, and
in the day of doom surely all will be' w "" v
From his retreat en the Thames Pope
What conscience dictate, to be done.
Or warns me not to do;
That teach me more than hell to shun.
That more than heaven, pursue.
God pity the man in this house to
night who has made an enemy of his
own conscience. And God's blessing;
assuredly rests upon the man tonight
who Is on good terms with his own
conscience. "Did we. not, when we
saw his anguish, did we not steel our
hearts against him?" So conscience
made note, and we now read the rec
ord. And while I was thinking; out
this sermon, a letter came to me
through the mail asking; If I would I
send a copy of a verse I have recited
here at some time or other, bearing:
right on this theme. You now harken
gospel In it
clear and-plain to us as memory does
I remember once preaching In Bos
ton. and I then heard for the first time
a man sing as a solo the hymn, "I Sat
Alone with Life s Memories. . And
almost unfitted me for my . task
preaching. For the poem the man sang
was a marvelous thing.
"I sat alone with life's memories
In sight of the crystal sea."
And it goes on to tell how he thought
of his childhood days; of the days when
he played, and the church bells rang
and the father spoke of righteousness
and the mother made a plea' for right
living. And then he says:
thought, and thought, and my thoughts
Like the tide of a sunless sea.
Ah. vou cannot escape from memory.
So let me. as I move from this part of
my theme, ask you what I have asked
myself many a time: "When we see all
the life standina- out in absolute dls
tinctness. what will our judgment of
ourselves be?" Memory!
But there was conscience in that
court. Many a year had gone by since
they did their cruel deed to Joseph.
And the ups and downs Incident to life
had been their experience. And the
deed was many years away,
trouble about It any more?
Shakespeare say: .
If 'twere done when 'tis done
Then 'twere well 'twere done quickly.
What does he mean? He means it
is not done with when It Is done. Sink
your action into the deepest sea, but
the sea shall give up its dead. Hide
your deed in the core of hell, and It will
come forth to confront you in the
doom day. Be that deed Insignificant
as the giving of a cup of cold water to
a school child, it snail De rememDerea
by God when the stars scatter and the
elements are aflame. Conscience the
god within us the god at whose ap
proval or disapproval the cheek grows
white or red; the strange something
whose verdict makes you hang your
head or lift it; that unseen monitor In
your soul that makes your footsteps
shuffle apprehensively as you walk, or
ring true upon the sidewalk because
you are fearless. Conscience
The approval of your conscience
makes you stronger than all the
wickedness of the world. What was
the dramatist declared? "Thrice Is he
armed who hath his quarrel just."
Three suits of armor does he wear
who is right and wiio has the approval
of his conscience. Sir Galahad, you
remember, in the poem talks along the
My strength is as the strength of ten,
Because my heart is pure.
"O, coward conscience, how thou dost
afflict me, cries the character in the
play. And In the matchless soliloquy
of Hamlet you have the terrifying
statement that "Conscience makes cow
ards of us all." Out of his own experi
ence Burns says:
Its slightest touches, InBtant pause
Regard no side pretences.
And resolutely keep Its laws
Had he only taken his own advice!
I sat alone with my conscience.
In a land where time had ceased;
And I thought of my former doing.
In the place where tne years increased
And the ghosts of forgotten actions
Came trooping Into sight.
And the things I had thought were dead
Were alive with a horrible light.
And the vision of all my past Ufa
Was an awful thing to face.
While sitting alone with my conscience
in mat solemnly silent place.
And I know of the future Judgments
How dreadful so-e'er It may be
That to sit alone with my conscience
Will be Judgment enough for me.
And lastly there was retribution in
that court scene. "Therefore is this
evil come upon us." O, how clearly
they recalled their sin. With what
particularity they say, "Did not we see
the anguish of his soul, when he be
sought ur Men. they had seen that
anguish every day of their Uvea Those
men never' looked at their own lads.
but they thought of the brother agains
whom they had sinned. And often they
furtively wiped tne tear out of the
eye, because they were wondering
whether retribution would deal with
their sons as they had dealt with
Jacob's son. "See the corpse." said
Hillel. the great thinker of 20 cen
turies ago, "he drowned somebody, and
now somebody .has drowned him.
Do you recall how in the Old Testa
ment, Adoni-bezek, the King, whose
favorite punishment for his captives
was to cut off their great toes and
their thumbs, one day fell into the
hands of his enemies, and when the
enemies inflicted upon him that pecu
liar and striking torture, Adoni-bezek
cried, "Three score and ten Kings have
suffered that Indignity at my hand, and
now It has come to me also." O, there
Is a great law of retribution working
In this world.
And many a man has looked at the
result of sin in his own kith and kin.
and the sadness with which he gazed
has been reinforced by madness, as he
has thought how possibly that was but
the penalty of his own wrong-doing
in the days long dead. Retribution!
O, we slur the thing over, and say
it is dead, but it is alive with a hor
rible might, and quite unsettled. And
you know if only . the spirit of God
would enable some of us tonight to
look into our lives in the fierce light
that plays upon them from this fact
ox retribution, we should stand up and
beg God for mercy. And the Lord, on
this hot night In the midst of your
weariness, has sent me to you with
this stirring message concerning re
Therefore," ah, when ""'therefore"
begins to thunder, what Is your con-
WARM WEATHER BRINGS
DEMAND FOR NEW SALAD
"Accompaniment" and "Substantial" Dishes May Be Easily Made for Use
With Cold Meats or for Main Feature of Luncheon.
dltlon? For you pursued with a relent
less hostility some person In the days
that are gone: now what If that
penalty should turn bark and smite
your own son or daughter? You made
the life of some person bitter and in
tolerable In the days that are dead,
but what If the circle should begin to
complete Itself, and within Its sweep
catch up some life dearer to you than
your right hand, or your right eye?
"Therefore Is this evil come upon us."
1 am trying as I stand here to get
back a verse; somewhere It Is In
1 have read in an old marvelous tale.
A legend strange snd vague;
How a midnight hnut of Borders pals,
Bcleagured the walls of 1'rague.
BY LILIAN TINGLB.
1 HE following potato salad recipes ley. This salad
are given in the hope that one of.! with cold meats.
sprinkling of very finely chopped pars-
s suitable for use
them may suit the purposes of a
correspondent who recently asked for
"a potato salad Tecipe" without any
suggestion of its purpose. They may
also be useful to otners at this season,
especially for picnic lunches and cold
Potato Salad (1) Put Into a mix-
ng bowl one quart of half-inch cubes
of cooked potatoes, one cup cubes of
cooKed young carrot, one-nail cup
chopped ptckled cucumbers jor cauli
flower, one-half cup olive or snowdrift
oil, or thick cream, four tablespoons
vinegar, 1 teaspoons salt, one-half
teaspoon paprica or white pepper, one
teaspoon mixed mustard, three table
spoons chopped onion, one tablespoon
chopped parsley, two . tablespoons
chopped nasturtium leaves or stalks.
Mix all together In a serving bowl;
mask with cooked dressing or mayon
naise, garnish with lettuce hearts, hard
egg and a few well-washed nasturti.
um flowers. This salad is suitable for
service with cold meats. It would not
be used as a "course" salad.
Pink Potato Salad Cut six boiled
potatoes in cubes and place in 'a mlx-
ng bowl with two tablespoons finely
chopped onions, one tablespoon chopped
parsley, or green pepper, and one-half
cup young boiled, beets, cut In dice.
Mix thoroughly and bind with boiled
French dressing, increasing the
usual amount of salt, acid and season
ings. Let stand to chill, then scoop up
with a small cup, unmolded on a nest
of lettuce hearts and garnish with a
Potato and Egg Salad For a "sub
stantial" salad, to form the main dish
of a luncheon or supper add to either
of the above one or more hard eggs for
each service. A small quantity of
chopped ham is also good.
Other "substantial" potato salads
may be made by adding not more than
hi cups chopped cold meat, or flaked
cooked fish to either of the above. The
carrots or beets may or may not be
omitted in such a -case.
One or two tablespoons of salted or
peppered fish or of grated cheese to
every cup of potatoes, prepared as
above will give another "series" of sub
Plainer "accompaniment" salads can
be made by omitting some of the minor
Ingredients in either of the two first
recipes. Chopped celery or cooked peas
or cut up string beans or. diced (not
sliced) cucumber may be substituted for
the carrots or beets where further va
riety Is desired. Sliced tomatoes are
also good in place of the beets, but
will not stand so well.
The following is good with potato
Cream Horseradish Dressing To
cup thick sweet or sour cream, add 1
teaspoon onion juice, 1-3 teaspoon each
salt and paprica, 1 tablespoon lemon
juice or vinegar and beat until solid.
Add 1 tablespoon grated horseradish, or
more if the bottle has been previously
opened. A little more acid may be
added for potato salad .and 1 level tea
spoon sugar will improve it for some
tastes. 1 I
Befthle the Mold-au's rushing stream.
With tlis wan moon overhead.
They stood as in a mhjhty dream.
The army of the dead.
Yes. but when the army of our dead
words, and dead deeds, and dead In
fluences. that we burled, and concern
ing them said to ourselves: "They will
never torment us more : what snail
we do in the day when we look upon
that resurrected army of the dead?
O when the cry of that spectral host
I Like a ruihlng beast shall be;
Say what will ihv answer be to God,
And what thy God's to thee?
A word and my task Is complete.
Young man and young woman, do not
make enemies of memory, conscience
and retribution. Before you put the
record on the sensitive plate of mem
ory, just think whether you would like.
In the days that are to come, to read
that record again. Because, read It you
must. So before you do the deed. Just
ask yourself the question. "How will
that deed look when I behold it in the
coming time, when the great light of
the Judgment may. be flaming and play
ing upon It? And what reply will you
make when memory, conscience and
retribution commence to make state
ments an ask questions? How will
you meet the charges that will rise up
out of memory, conscience and retribution?:
You tell me, do you. that the day has
gone past for the preaching of the gos
pel of Jesus Christ? Oh. you little fool:
Do not you know whenever you ap
proach the real tragedy of the soul and
whenever you go talking about those
great fundamental laws of conduct do
not you know that whether you choose
or not. you are driven up to God? And
it is not a choice of whether you will
or will not, for necessity Impelts you.
And there is not a man In the house
who has half attentively followed this
Dresent discussion but In the depth of
his soul Is saying: "Then I have crooked
that must he made straight, and wrong
to be made right, or else there Is a
fearful looking for of fiery indigna
tion." As for me. my only hope is the cross
of Christ, when I get up Into these
high regions. And It would be a pre
tense to come to me and talk about a
ritual or a ceremony, for all the waters
of .Abana and Pharpah and Jordan can
not wash away these stains. And the
Apostle John is profoundly right when
he says that only the blood of Jesus
Christ can cleanse tho soul from sin.
Is Jesus Christ your Savior? Out on
that street. In five minutes' time, there
will come rushing in wave after wave,
and the Impression I make by my God
given message upon your soul may soon
find obliteration. Therefore 1 would
tlmt I could rut deep In that mind and
heart of yours the question, "Have you
yet been saved?" so that up through all
else, and above all else, you might still
hear the boom of that great question.
When 1 was a boy it was a common
thing to be walking along the street
and suddenly see written upon the
pavement. "Where will you spend
eternity?" And many a msn 1 have
heard mock at the Inquiry. But never
in my life did 1 read It without a
solemnity falling on my spirit. Kor.1
after all. t have got to spend rliv
somewhere, and vrry pertinent is the
Inquiry. "Where shall I spend It?"
And If that great question must be
answered by me In a court where mem.
ory gives evidence and conscience Is
a Jury and retribution Is a Jiiig. I
have no hope unless for me lie dtd
upon the cross and shed Ills precious
blood. And I believe He did this for
me. And I belley Ms la inv nartnr
tonight, and so I recommend Him lo
Little Lawn to Se Out-of-Door
Flower Hedge ml Olo-Kashiaaee'
Bissau III Tat Off I a'rtraaly
t.ase af rablle Kraai Street.
A WOMAN who spent part of last
Summer visiting her husband's
relatives In England, wsa discovered
one morning, this fprlng. superintend
ing the planting of hydrangeae and
rhododendrons In a seml-clrcle around
a tall lilac bush In her suburban lawn,
"I'm making a nook for afternoon
tea on the lawn." she explained to her
Interested friend. "One of the most
delightful memories of my Knglteh
visits Is the memory of tea hour out-of-doors.
Do you know how perfectly
delicious tea and hot buttered
toast can taste out on the grass In a
low chair, lute in the afternoon? Well
I do, and I mean to treat my friends
to It. every day thla Summer.
"Now, I haven't any big trees or tall
hedges only thla little lawn, between
the house and the street. Hut I've hap
pened to note that my big lllao bush
casts a generous shade on the aide
toward the house when the eun gets
low. In this spot of shade I am going
to have a, low white wicker table and
some chatra to match. These hydran
geas and rhododendrons will shut the
nook off from view of passorsby In the
street and when Kail comes I mean to
plant some syrlnsa snd forsythla
bushes and start a real ir-nglish hedge.
Meanwhile, with my lilac bush and
wicker tea furniture and a lovely muf
fin stand that I brought from Knaland,
well, you ahall see what you will see In
the way of tea when 1 get tilings
A wicker muffin or rikrsland Is an
Inestimable convenience In serving
afternoon tea nut of doors. Tlnv bis
cuits, piping hot and well buttered,
thin slices of bread and Jain, sms'i
frosted cukes or doughnuts msy be
carried out, three plates at a time on
the muffin siand. following the big
tray of tea paraphernalia. If this tray
Is always kept ready, lacking only
the fresh Jug nf cream and rrreh cot
of ten, with accompanying Jug of hoi
water, one maid may serve afternoon
tea very quickly and at a moment s
Vr. Vrrllj !
Mr. Gladstone once said t'iat he had
solved the domestic prnMrm In file
way: "Whenever Mrs. Cladstone In
sls'.s. I submit; and whenever I Insist
she submits." He didn't say, however,
whether they took turns about Insist
ing and submitting. .Marriage Is a
failure when one of the parties Insists
on being the Insister and doesn't taao
turns In submitting to he the submitter.
Is Xow all S. I V. r.
OrlKg" The last lime we went fish
ing together I remember ol i incht
the hook in your Jaw and I had the
dickens of a time getting it out.
Hrlgifs Yes, from thai l'!t' s 'l -dent
I got the fish's tlewpotm on Ilia
sport and 1 haxen't been flslilna Mm-e.
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This Is an attractive embroidery
design for a baby's carriage cover
and may be developed In aatln. eye
let, buttonhole and outline stitches.
Tique 1m an excellent material lo
Morft out the pattern on, and the
accompanying one Is 27 Inches wide.
There are two ways to apply the
design to the material upon which
you wish to work It. If your ma
terial Is sheer, such as lawn, batiste
and the like, the simplest way Is to
lay the material over the design
and with a sharply-pointed
pencil draw over each line. If your
material Is heavy, secure a piece of
transfer or Impression paper. I-ay
t fare down upon this, then dr
over each line of the paper design
with a hard pencil or the tiolnt of a
xtcH knitting needle, t'pon lifting
the pattern and transfer paper you
will find a neat and accurate out
line of the design upon your ma-terlnl.