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NAIUREI'S QOTENING T0UuCHS:
Yet u:! the winIn lo-wver. , eid blow
The oiden ieave, woulid il..
Te :,ons come. the seaons 't
And (od be good to all.
Above the gra.ves the hackherry hung
In i-3otma and green its wreath. -
An:' h :A wung a if they rung
The ,!;':nc 4,f pcace beneath.
The beauty nature loves to share,
The zift4 she hath for all.
The common light. the <onunon air,
O'ererapt the graveyard's wall.
It knew the glow df eventide,
Te sunr;.e and the noon,
And glorified and sanctitlied
It Alepz beneath the moon.
Vith Bower or snowfakes for its sod,
Around the seasons ran.
And evermore the love of God
Rebuked the fear of man.
Ser-ure on God's all tender heart,
Alike rcst great and smial:
Why fear to lose our little part,
When He is pledged for all?
0 :earful heart and troubled brain.
Takc hope and ,trencth from this
That nature never hints in vain,
Nor prophesies amiss.
Ji- w bd birds sing the same sweet stave
Her liuhts and airs are given
Alihe to plix :rand and the grave,
And over both is Heaven.
-John G. Whittier.
Xn- S neighbors called old Sit
Giles Travis a misanthrope
H a-d a miser. Not that they
knew him, for he never left
&le~liiE the high wvalls which sur
rounded his estate. and on
nO account was any one aliowed to en
ter his domain. save the necessary ser
vants and tradesmen.
One warm summer's afternoon Sir
Giles was being drawn in his bath
chair acrcss the lawn, thence along a
narrow p:athway until the wall was
reached. Under the tree there was a
comfortable lounge chair, in which,
with the help of his footman, Sir Giles
took his seat.
-Push me a little nearer the wall," he
cried. irritably. "Now you can go.
Come back at 4 o'clock."
The baronet gazed after the footman
until he disappeared among the trees.
He then proceeded to displace a stone
near the bottom of the wall. His tin
gers groped around, and he gave a sigh
of deep sgtisfaction.
"No letter. They will come, then."
A -juarter of an hour passed, and he
tapped his fingers impatiently on the
nagazine which lay in his lap.
"That's the boy." he muttered. as
there came a soft rustling of dried
"She is late."
The voice was ;nipatient.
Sir Giles chuckled softly.
"The impatience of youth."
A glad cry was heard, the sound of a
Miss, then another kiss.
"The girl now,'' the old man said
Twenty years of solitude had left
'their marks on his face. As he listened
to the love chatter of the young couple
on the other side ot' the wall his face
Not always had he been the recluse
and misanthrope. There w"as no proud
er and happier man than Sir Giles had
been some twenty years ago. His life
and hopes were cenitered in his son
Jack, a fine,. manly young fellow, such
as would gladden any father's heart.
A 1'he quarrel was a sudden one. The
Teason-a woman. Hard words were
exchianged, for they were bo0th Ipos
se::sed of the Travis temlper. A part
in; in anger and two months after'
ward news came11 of Jack's deatth. Not
a line~ or message had beeni left for lis
The 1)low was a terrible one to Sir
Giles. Hie close'd his heart to all hui
tman symupatl'y antd retired to the' seelut
sian of '1Tavis Towers.
A few monaths after'war'd ie wras
'liken wtith para lysi s, antd thle iong
yea hd uiv e1 vweariasome with suffer
intr and enuuit.
F~or the las~ two or three months a
new intere't: !atd come into his life,
Thbe w~ihl p're'y love cometdy seemedt
to hiave bren played wtin 0 'artshiot.
When lirst the'y met t're w;as the
differenuce of youth. Their voices at
tirst wvere louder, but as their love it
-erensed their seats otn the fallen tree
without the wall grew~ e'loser together.
anmd their voices w"ere lowvered when
they began to exchange sweet loving
A wveek ago the boy had declared his
passion. T1he old man's heart seenmedl
to unfreeze and grow human again as
he listened to the passionate pleading
of tihe lov'er, the shy. timid answer,
anid the frenzied kisses that were ex
On~ly twice since that day had they
mt. and a cloud had appeared on love's
"W\hat (lid he say?" she asked,
"Hie refused absolutely." he an
"What r'easotn did he give, JTack?"
she dematnded. itndignantly.
/"Your' guardiani told tme that I was
a pentniless adventurer, and that it was
your money I wvas after," he replied,
"The wvretch: But it doesn't matter.
We can mtarry without him."
- "1 did not knTow y'ou had( so much
motley, dear on~e. You are rich and I
"Butt w'e have love." ,
''We c'at live on1 that. It is true I
hlave my~ profession. but I have only
just beCcomeI a doctor'. and it is an uphill
game unmess one has miotney to buy a
-raice. I hav none111."
''Did be tnot htold out any hope?' shle
"Yes, Hie said that if I could prove
tc hinm that I had a practice wvhich
woul bring~ in nyve hudred a y'ear
he wou:d give his consent. I mulist
say that he is reasonale, but-'
''Will ittake you very long to gain
IL ,'- tmarfl ry at enect'.' sht- cried.
looked i:-:;bly att the hle.
-i am going away at once-to-mor
row. You must forget me. It is not
fair to you.
There was a sound of sobbing.
"Don't cry, darling," he said, plead
"The fol" tile baronet mutte'ed..
"I can't let you go:" she cried, miser
"I will work hard-an-in time, per
The boy's voice broke.
"Don't go to-morrow. Stay till Sat
urday. It is only four days," she asked,
There was the sound of a passionate
farewell. the rustle of leaves, and all
Saturday afternoon came, and Sir
Giles looked anxiously at the hole in
the wall. He took a large envelope and
placed it in the hole.
They came at last. Their words were
few and their voices tremulous.
"The last time. Jack, that we shall
meet here," she said, brokenly.
"In the future, perhaps-"
"And I shall have no more use for
that dear little hole in the wall, where
I have found so many love messages
from my darling."
She leaned down as she spoke.
"Jack, there is a letter here." she
"To Jack and Joan, with a lonely old
man's love." she read in wonder.
"Open it at once."
With trembling fingers he broke the
From lhe other side of the wall there
came a hoarse but gleeful chuckle.
Jack drew a legal looking document
from the envelope, which he began to
"Good Heavens!" he cried at last.
"Am I mad*":
"What is it?"
"01d Dr. Rutherford has sold his
practice to me."
"Yes. and the money has been paid
"Jack, whltt does it mean?"
Again they heard the hoarse chuckle.
There was even more glee in it.
* * * * * *
Two years have passed.
Jack's most valuable patient is Sir
Giles Travis. and once or twice a week
the old man sits in his chair near the
hole in the wall, while a fair and happy
girl plays with her baby on the lawn
beside the old barouet.-E. Platt, in
Can't Resist 'Em.
"Childrern are sometimes more cun
ning than we think, and when I say
'we.' 1 am speaking of the men who
lave a right to know something of chil
dren because of the parental responsi
bilities they wear," said the man with
a couple of youngsters. ''Close ob
servation and experience lhave taught
we that disobedience. so far from being
offensive, is sometimes a virtue. a
virtue because of its cleverness and
because of the evident good nature of
the breach. It would, in my judgment,
be decidedly brutal in some circum
stances ac scold a child for disobedi
eniee. Disobedience should be offensive
only when intended as an offense. when
it is a wilful and purposeful defiance
of the parental injunction. I have a
ease in point which will illustrate per
fectly what I mean. My little girl is
very fond of sausage. I thought she
had consumed enough for one sitting
and told her so. In a few seconds she
had slipped around behind me, and
shoved her head up under my arm.
'Papa.' she said, with a mischievous
twinkle in her eye, 'let's play dog" and
as she said it she threw~ out a chubby
liand and grabbed a piece of sausage
and dashed away with it, laughmng as
if she thought it the finest jolke of thle
season. What c'ould I do? Stop the
laughter by scolding. and suppress the
evidlent good natture of it all? She
fianked me and got away with the
goods, 'and since it was ev'ident she
meant no offense. no0 disrespcct by her'
disobedien'e. there wvas nothing for
mec to do but accept the situation and
augh and frolic in~ her (logs game with
her. .\id so I did. Wouldn't you net
in the same way when disobedienc'e
s put for'th in such ~tsimsbnv zarbY'
INew Orleanus Time's-D)emocr'at.
Sirht Through Erick W':~ll.
Dr. Paul Salliier. director of the San
'aioriuii for Nervous Diseases at Bou
lognie-stur-Seinie. tells a r'emiiarle
story' of sight thirouagh bick walhls and
artoundi~ earners which lie is studyin~g in
oiie of his patients. The aman. whose
nervous tr'.uble began as the result of
f'llin" from a train, is a good hypnotic
st.aject, and is being treated by suge
gestioin. In the course of treatment
Dr. Sollier accidentally discovercd that
when hypnotized the man could see
him when his back was turned. In or
der to test this remarkable "eyeless
sight" the doctor made the following
experiment: "Having as before
plunged the man into a state of deep
hypnosis, in the course of cerebral
awakening. I went into a closet separ
ated from the laboratory by a hall
staircase over sixteen feet wide, a w~all
lifteen and one-half inches thick, and
preceded by a small vestibule having
access to a gallery shut off by a glass
door. W~hen inside the closet I mnade
a movement with my hand as if to
draw him toward me, and immediately
lie rushed to the door of the laboratoi'y.
The noise lie made because he was not
allowed to go out at once apprised me
of thie success of the experiment."
New York Glohe. p
Somnething to Think About.
H-ow~ to live comfortably with one's
nieighbor-that is the problem: to avoid
the kiiocks and frictions whlich draw
linies to mn's faces and too often ('oin
tract their souls. It is paradoxical, but
tine, that the larger the soul becomies
the more room it creates for itself
a margin of quietness in which it re
mafinls untouched by petty jealouies'
anid hurts. B~y te practice of charity
anid unse.lfishnuess a life builds for it
self ''more stately mansions" wherein
it may dwell in peace.
A song in one's heart, a smile upon
one's lips. c-he'ry, a wholesome mlessaige
of 'aood wtill on one's tongue are won
'er1fu'l helps to all kinds of people.
'here ar 'ie so' many hur'dens of'sorrow
and 'are and poverty and sin; so many
do uting. discouraged, tempted hearts.
To 0 onfort and to make strong. to
lift up and to bless-are these not mis
ion worth while? Try it, friend. and1(
pro h''0.ow truly your own heart and
mindl are cheered and made brave by
your vecry endeavor to cargv sunshine
jt ark nlhaces
FACTS LIKE FICTION
A Truly Wonderful Story of Progress
in Prosperous Southland
DEVELOPMENT ALONG EVERY LINi
High Percentage of increase in thi
Production of Staple Commercia
Articles-Great Increase in Manu
factures-What a Quarter Centur:
F. GOODYEAR, of Brunswici
Ga., in a recent communication
to the Atlanta Constitution
sa:.s: "The genius who shall tel
the marvelous story of the sta
tistics of Southern development fo:
the past twenty-five years, whi
shall relate the story of cour
ageous struggle and of hope de
ferred; of despair which created a
great party and of revival of faith; o:
earnest men, taught by past failures
achieving victory under adverse condi
tic:s apparently insurmountable
shall write a book the world will glad
ly buy and read, and shall have thi
material for many books demonstrat
ipg in e.ch truth stranger and inorc
*.-rvelous than fiction.
"What American, native born or nat
uralized. can do otherwise than glor:
in Americen achievement in this twen
ty-five years. What Southern man
native or adopted citizen, but wil
glory in such achievement of this por
tion of a united country.
"Farm values throughout the entirE
ecuntry increased from 1880 to 1900 67
per cent; for the South 82 per cent
Farm products for the same period
cnti-e country. 56 per cent, for th<
South 92 per cent. Farm productE
1890 to 1900, in the South, average
yearly in'crease, $61,000,000; 1900 tc
1904, average yearly increase, $1'15,
000,000. Money invested in manufac
tures, entire country, increase 1880 t<
1900 252 per cent; in the South 346
per cent. Cotton spindles increase
1891 to 1900, 6,400,000; for the South
4,450;000. Cotton consumed in the
South in 1880 in her mills 234,D0(
bales; in 1900, 1,597,000 bales; in 1904
over 2,000,000 bales. Assessed prop
erty values, 1880 to 1900, in the South
increase 80 per cent. Increased rail
roads for the entire country, mileage
1880 to 1900, 100 per cent: for the
South in same period 160 per cent
Increased exports, 1880 to 1900, 67 per
cent; for the South same period, 77
per cent. In the Southern lumber in
dustry more capital was invested it
1900 than for the entire country it
1880, the value of its products in
creasing 371 per cent. '
"The output of pig iron in the Soutt
increased from 1880 to 1900 700 per
ent. In the entire country for the
same period 250 per cent. The coal
utput increased from 1880 to 1904
rr the entire country, 390 per cent;
Lhe South, 1,000 per cent, or from 6,.
100,000 to 66,000,000 tons.
".Let such percentages of increase
.ontinue for the next twenty-five
years. and who can measure the
ieath and prosperity of the South,
s the South in financial condition for
:uch development? Let the following
gures answer: 1892 to 1903, increase
:n bank deposits, entire country, 100
per cent; in the South from $333,000,
300O to $745,000,000, a per cent of in
~rease of about 125 per cent in eleven
-The totalof the South's mineral pro
fcts, in 1880, $18,000,000 ; 190I0, $115,
00,000-640 per cent increas3. (The
ercent age not yet available for the
-In 1904 the South had 80 per cent.
,' the entire population of the country
n 1860. The bank deposits are three
imes as great as for the entire coun
ry for that :-ear. Her railroad mile
:ge wvice as great: her pigiron output
re times greater; coal output four
'imes greater; corn 80 per cent of the
otai cr'p of the entire country for
860: cotton spindles 3.500,000 more;
'ports $226.000,000 more, and total
f true values of property within 4I
or cent of equalling the value of the
ntr country in 1860, and it was
oIght that the entire United States
w:s a pretty good country in 1860.
Ie stock has increased in the South
rm 1880 to 1900 90 per cent
"Thesec comparisons surely should be
ost gratifying to every Southern
Irizn-should stimulate to renewed
afor. The opportunity,. the capital,
're all at hand for a new twenty-five
war campaign of progress which shall
n 1930 seem to those living then more
w\od(erful than any. of the marvels of
~hich Jules Verne wrote. The min
'ral wealth, the agricultural and man
a'facturing possibilties of the South
:ve been barely touched, are in the
'fan:-v of their development. By 193C
we will not only clothe the naked, but
assist largely froni our surplus to feed
RAM'S HORN BLASTS
HE stone without
~ T cutting is without
place in the build
A man's ability
must be measured
by his utility.
S People who gel
green with -envy
-also get blue with
\ ' regret.
of Spring's pruning
than it is to str-.:le out.
Forbearcnce with the wrong is no1
the ame. as its forziVeness5.
The rebellicus mastieate the m'e'li
rinle they should swallow whole.
It takes less labor to analyze Got
than it doeo to obey Himr.
Mny may buy new glove:<. but i
c::nrlct make clean hands.
Grhi is mor" likely to btecak the haei
than o) bless the heart.
Peonie w-ho most ni'ce d - ou
hae :ncst to ';ivc a'.ay.
S::'e muen who wate- , their milh
rvry day~ cannot unde:Crand w~hy th
prayer-meetings seenm so thin.
The g:reatness of a man is not evi
dced by his findo~n5 faults, but by hi~
A man wh~o feels like apologizing fe
his :eligien needs to apologizc- for wha
I i. easy to preach ecolness whe:
you Ihe nothing to do but to sit on
T devil may steel the setting. bu'
the jewel of life you cannot lose un
less ou give it away.
Th~ impure thought is easily crushe:
before it is spoken. but who can cur<
itsc mtaginn afterwards?
ITHE SUNDAY SCH00
INTERNATiONAL LESSON COMMENT
FOR JUNE II.
Subject. The M1essaze of the Risen Chris
Rev. i., 10-.o-Goiden Text, Rev. !.. 1
-'Memory Vers'es, 17, 18-Commentar
on the Day's Lesson.
1. John receives a message (vs. D'
11). 1). "In the Spirit." Under th
influence of the Spirit. and tilled an<
qui(ckened by the Spirit. "The Lord*
I day." The day made sacred to al
Christians for all time -y the resurre
tionl of Jesus from the dead. It wa:
the diy of light and salvation. Johl
arrived ii Patmos late &iturdy evei
ing,. spent t-ie night in prayer, and wit]
the opening Sunday morning the glori
ied Saviour oper.cd heaven to his vis
ion. Why is our Sabbath the first dai
of the week? We see here the apos
ties kept the first day and. because o:
its sanctity, called it the Lord's day
-"Behind me," etc. This was his tirs
intimation of the presence of Christ
who spoke with a voice like a trumpet
11. "Alpha and Omega." Omitte
in It V. These are the first and las
letterspf the Greek alphabet. This i:
a tigurative expression. used to shov
that Christ was the "source and the
consummation" of all things. He0 i!
from eternity to eternity. "What thoi
seest." The prophetic vision that was
revealed to hin on iat Lord's day
"Writo.' * What if Jo.in had not writ
ten?* Thf, eommni'd to write is givei
twelve times in the Apocalypse. -.
book-' A parchment roll. Anien
books wie imade of papyrus, or fron
the pre-pared skins of animals. and(
rolled upon a roller. "Seven ciurches.
"Seven" denotes perfection. Doubtles
there were hundreds of churches it
Asia Minor at that time. The rensor
why seven only are mentioned is he
caiise the church is the bride of Christ
and seven is the sanctified nniber al
ways representing Christ. "In Asia.
A siall province in Asia Minor called
Asia. of which Ephe:.us was the capi
tal. Ephesus.' Mentioned firzt be
cause the church here was the largest
II. A vision of the glorified Redeem
er (vs. 12-1G). 12. "The voice." H(
turned to see who it was that spoke,
the word "voice" being used to signif5
the person speaking. "Golden candle
sticks." Comp-.re Zec'h. 4:2-11. Lamp
staiin(s would be a better term. Not
one 'andlestick with seven branches,
but seven eandLesticks. The independ
enee of the churches of Christ is con
sistent with the unity of the church of
13. "In the midst." Showing Christ's
presence among His people. "The Son
of Man." Compare Daniel 7:13. This
term is used here because His gl'y
might hide from view His oneness of
sympathy with His people. "A gar
ment." This is a description of the
Ion1g robe worn by the high priest.
Jesus is our high priest in heaven.
"(irt-golden girdle." He was girt
around the breast (R. V.) as "a sign of
kingly repose." It represented "the
breastplate of I-te high priest. on which
the names of His peopl 'ire engraven.
14. "White like wool." Wool is sup
posed to be an emblem of eternity. The
w%'hiiteness sigunitied antiquity, purity
and glory. With Christ His honry head
was no sign of decay. Compare Dan.
7:9; lo:;. The whiteness. three times
mentioned (white, white wool, snowJ,
is gr'eatly initensitled, and denotes un
limited age, even eternity. "His eyes.'
etc. This certhies His omniseience.
The eve is the receptaele of knowledge
andl symbolizes all the senses.
15. ~urnished brass" fR. V.) This
denotes His stability and strength.
His feet are like brass when in tihe
furnace and subjected to a very great
heat. His feet were "strong and stead
fast, supporting His own interest. sub.
duing His- enemies and treading them
to powvder.." His voice." Described
the same in Ezek. 43:2.. He will make
Himself hear'd; it is :t commniding~
voice that must be obeyedt it is terri'
ble in its deminciation of sin.
16;. "In His righ t ha nd.~ The "rigitt
hand" is an emblem of power. "Seven
stars." These stars are the faithful
preachers- of the gcospeL "A sharni
two-edgedc sword." His word whichn
both wvounds and heais and str'ikes at
sin on the ight luend arid oin the left.
This wonderful swvord has two edges,
sharp as God's Eghtning -the edge
that saives antd the edge that deUstr'ovs.
C'ompare He'>. -! :12: E'h. i;:17. The
sharpness of the sw.*ord retpr'esenfts the
Seauingii power' of th:e word. "As thbe
'un.'' Weh kow~ of nhing brightcer
I IlL W\or i f comfori i't andi :'xplamn:
ion ers. 17''h 17. "As d"ed.L' Is
'c'unten''meue w'a to I bria' .ht andi daz
:ling for mortil eves to lehoid. 0 ml
Johln was. comph-Iiely overp'low'eredJL witih
the 'lor in wh.ich Ch'rist iipiernredh
C ompiare Ez'k. 1 ::: Dan. 5:17. "Rhiht
hnd upon me." His hand of' p~ow;e
andl protection. in wnichl the c'hurc'hes
w'ere held. -Fear' not.l There is no
o(ccasion to fear when in tihe presence
of Christ. 18. "Tihe Living One" (R.
V.) The source of all life-the One
who possesses absolute life in Himself.
"Was dead." I became a mian andl
died :as a man: I am the same one y-oi
sayw expirz on thne cross. "I am aliv~e.
Having broken the bands of death. I
am alive "for evermore." "The keys.'
An emblem of p~owver and authority.
"Of death and of hades" (R. V.)
Hades is a cor.1pounmd G'reek word.
meaning the unseen world, andl includi
ing i)oth heaven anid hell. Gehenna is
the Greek word which alwvays means
hell, and nothing else. Christ has
power over life. death and the grave
He is able to des:troy the living arnd to
raise the deadl. II. "H-ast seen." The
visions He has just seen. "Which are.
The ac'tual conditions of the sever
churches. See chapters 2 and :E
"Which shall be." In the future of
20. "The nmystery:." Write the myvs
tAios-the "secret a nd sacred" meaun
ing of what vou have seen. "The an
gels." The ministers and pastors.
MADE PETS OF RATTLERS.
Tennessee Farmer's Odd Liking fon
Joshua Fleener, aged 80 years. keep
a den of rattlesnakes at his home neai
Richards postoffice. this county. H
has made pets of snakes ever sime
he was a boy.
He has eleven rattlesnakes in hi
den, and experienlcedl some difficuity
in caring for the serpenits duinifg thn
cold weather. Fleener lhves in an olai
fashioned 'souse with the back wall 01
the fireplace on the outside of thi
building. The den. built of stones. wa:
made with the chimney place as on~
of the -.'alls. The reptiles were place(
in this dien during the cold weather
and on -;one died this winter as a re
suit of :he cold.
Som..imes. when the ch'imney mad'
the den too warm. the serpents woub
become angry and fight one another
The snakes were all captured by Flee
ner in the woods near his home. an'
~hey are all timber rattlers, a specie
which is becoming rare in this state
-Nashville Correspondence Indianap
Not Ashamed of the Gospel. Rom.
- 1: 13-17.
Paul was in debt to Christ. in debt
Y for his life; but he was proud of the
if Paul had been ashamed of the
gospel he would have co.nsidered that
shame the most shamful thing of his
We are not ashamed of powerful
things. but of weak things. We shall i
not be ashamed of the gospel if we (
recognize It as the mighty, world
conquering agency which it really is.
When Paul was proud of the gos- 1
pcl. it was not his own righteous
ness he )vas proud of, but God's.
"Not ashamed"-that is the empha
sis of under-statement. Really, there
t was nothing of which Paul was so
The pride in Christ is exclusive t
of all other prides. "God forbid."
said Paul, "that I should glory in t
The testimony we give in these I
prayer meetings is always of what
Christ has done for us. not of what
wh have done for ourselves. Chris
tian testimony is always modest.
When we are very proud of any
hing-as of sonic great victory of
our political party, or some great
triumph of our country-we talk
about it a great deal.
When mcn are proud of their
achievements they make a world's
L exposition to place them on show. So
the Christian will be glad to exhibit
Christ in his life.
There is no more beautiful joy on
carth than the pride which a younger
brother takes in his noble older
brother. Now Christ is our Elder
No army wins victories unless it is
proud of its general.
The Christian is like a mirror re- 1
flecting a lovely face. How absurd
it would be if fhe mirror grew vain
of the face, as if it wcre his own!
An I always eager for a chance to
shng Christ's praises?
Am I giving Christ good reason to t
be ashamed of me?
Is my life. on the whole, a satisfac
ton to Christ?
Is the seal upon my brow so un- t
mistakable that always and 'every
where I am known to be Christ's sub
Loyalty to Christ means carrying
forward in our century the work He
began i'n His; not only worshipping t
Him on our knees, but working with
Him on our feet.-Parkhurst.
There can be no beautifully sym
metrical unfolding of the new life,
without constant acknowledgment to
Him who is that Life.-Francis E.
1 P ORTH LEACtE LESSOES :
, SUNDAY, JUNE ELEVENTH.
Not Ashamed of the Gospel.--Rom. I
1. 13-1'7. t
Patti had purposed to go to Rome.
but was hindered. He went at last,
but only as a prisoner. He had an
ambition to save the Roman as well!
as the Jew. This evidences the thor
oughness of the remarkable change
in his spirit. He recognized that he
was "dcbtor" to all men: that is, that
the responsibility was on him to give
-to all the opportunity to hear and ac
cept the gospel. The reason for all
this was that he was not "ashamed .1
of the gospel." kAtd the cause of his
confidence in that which all other meni
d espised was in that it "was the
power of God unto salvation."
it takes courage to champion an un
popular cause. When that cause is
maligned and misrepresented, wheni
it means social ostracism and peril to
Ie and liberty, it takes a hero to
preach it. Such was Paul. and so was
the gospel in his' (lay. There must
le a great reason for the~ aggressive
chmionship of a dangerous doctrine.
To Paul the fact that the gospel was
the power of Cod unto salvation made
it not only a reason why he should ac
cept it. but a further reason why hei
should preach it and piush it. It
oght to be the same with us. Let
us ask and answer two or three ques
What Is the Gospel that We
Should Not Be- Ashamed of It? It.I
has revolutionized the nafflons. It 1
has abolished slavery and supersti- I1
tion. It has saved uncotunted millions.
It has reached us. It has brought!t
peace and pardon to our hearts. It
has brought life and immortality to
light. It has given us a worthy ideal
for which to live. It ha.s banished t~he1
fear of death. It lightens the gloom
of the grave. It lights up the path
way of the poor and the needy. I
has brought only blessings where
curses abounded. It has done all
that is good, and nothing evil, for hu- I
nanity. It is the power of God to
our own personal salvation. There -
is every reason to be satisfied with it;
there is no reason to be ashamed of
There Are Reasons Why Christ
Might Be Ashamed of Us. How slow
of faith were we, how reluctant to
leave all and follow him! How negli
gent of duty, and prone to grieve him,
have we been! How little glory weI
have reflected upon his cause, how
often silent when we should have
testified for him, how careless of
speech when we should have been
careful: If the Master is not ashamed
of us, what possible reason can there c
be in any company or condition to
be asharad of him or his gospel?
Blind People Use Most Gas.
n"When it comes to consuming gas
inlrequantities blind people cn
beat their seeing brethren all hollow."
said an inspctor- of the Consolidated !
Gas Company. "Il know two familiesa
where both husband and wife are
blind. Every .jet is turned on full tilt C
in their homes at night and is kept:
going at that rate clear up to 12I
o'clock. Light and darkness are all
the same to the afflicted ones, but
they insist upon illumination brill:ant
Ienough foir a reception.
-And that partiaiity for light is not
a whim peculiar to those two couples.
All blind people feel that way. They
-demand the light and in all private
homes and institutions where the
blind are eared for the gas bills
vouch for their strange fancy."-New
q1 -- - Cc
TOPICS OF INTEREST TO TI5PL ANTA
Strong Healthy Chicks.
Last week we devoted most of our
pace to growing and feeding young
hicks. But the subject is by no
aeans exhausted. Thousands of chick
ns are hatched every year. only to
roop and die before they are a month
id. -In a multitude of counselors
here is a safety." We hope by giving
be experience of many poultry keep
rs to show that much of the loss is
voidable and unnecessary. The fol
>wing is from The Successf;ul Poul
The breeding stock and the incuba
or are often wrongly blamed for the
hicks being weak and puny, many of
hem dying the first few reeks when
a fact the trouble is due to the im
roper care of the eggs during the pe
iod of incubation. If you want good
trong. lusty chicks that will go
rough to maturity, scratching for a
ving, always in the very pink of con
ition, study well the conditions that
ou surround them with, while the
ender germs are sprouting into life.
)o not 1illow the temperature of your
neubator room to run below sixty de
rees, keep the ventilators wide open
om the start. lower the upper sash
f the south window all the way down
Luring the day. except when raining or
rindy, close window at night and open
door leading into an adjoining room
r hall, give them all the pure fresh
.ir possible, but guard against drafts.
[old temperature of egg chamber at
003. mark eggs and turn them half
ver twice daily. bring the eggs from
he outer sides of the trays to the cen
re each time, in order to equalize the
eat, air them down to the same tem
erature as your hand; they should not
'eel cool to the touch; test out on the
leventh day. discard all clear eggs and
hose having streaks running through
hem. The eggs do not develop uni
ormly; most of the eggs you have left
rill be very opaque. a few will be
oubtful: these are only somewhat tar
y; mark them plainly, give them ex
ra heat by placing them on top of the
thers in the warmest part of the ma
hine, and they will soon catch up with
heir neighbors. After the eleventh
Lay prolong the airing, gradually in
reasing the tim2. allow your machine
o stand open five minutes with the
ggs, exercise the eggs at each time of
iring by rolling them under the palms
f the hands, give them plenty of air
nd exercise: action is the very life of
nimal growth. Test a second time on
ixteenth day; notice your tardies; if
ou have given them a little extra care
hey will be up with the crowd. They
rill pip at the close of the nineteenth
ay. Close the ventilators. run at
03 to 104, do not open the machine
mnder any circumstances, and in ten or!
welve hours they will clean you up a'
catch of big strong chicks, that will
ve through thick and thin.. AU this
ik about weak breeding stock is
osh. It's only an excuse used for the.
orthless incubators. If the spark of
!e is present in the egg surround it
ritti proper conditions and it will de
elop into a vigorous organism. The
sct that the tardy eggs can be hurried
l'ong. is proof of this. *
Wood Ashes and Kainrt For Potatoes.
R., N. H... Evington. writes: "'I would
e 'some in formation as to the value of
vood eshes and kainft for potatoes."
Kainit, as you probably know, is
tashi in its crude form. It is a Iow
:rade of potash. as only12% per cent.
; actually available for plant food,
.nd as it is mixed with considerable
nntities of salt and chlorides it is
lot as satisfactory a potato fertilizer
.s the sulphate. Besides that, it is
a low in available plant food that it
sone of the most c-ostly forms in
vhih potash can be used becatrse you
il obiserve that a large amount of
ntually waste material is shipped in
very ten. Therefore the~ cost Ot pot
sli in kainit is relai:vely higher than:
a the mdre concentrated forms.
Wood ashes make a satisfacetory fer
lizer for- gardens and for the potato
rop as well Their value depends a
:ood d'al on tihe source fromn which
hey are derived and the treatmenit
hey have received. Ashes also con
considerable amounts of lime and
very small amflounlt of phosphoric
iid. so that they are. useful in pro
'iding other forms of plant food. The
Lverage analysis of commercial wood
ishes shows them to contain about S
7 per cent. of potash.-1 to 2 per cent.
if phosphoric acid and from 25 to 30
ir cent. of lime. This, of course, is
*or the unleached form. Leached ashes
frequently contain only 1 per cent. of
otas. 1% per cent. of phosphoric
cid and 23 to 30 per cent, of lime.
Vhere ashes that have been protect
dI from the water can be purchased
tt a low cost they provide potash in
satisfactory form and should be util
zed on gardens and in orchards.
should one desire to proylde fifty
ounds of available potash for each
tere of land, it would be necessary to
se about 500 pounds of wood ashes
oo the acre.
Jets and Flashes.
When a man gets in debt he has~ a
ance to get out by dying.
With the aid of dressmakers a wo
'n can have a 'fgure without
Being good is mostly an accident of
bre being no chance for the other
t is hardly ever worth while to pre
end to be as sure of a thing you know
s of one you don't.I
It's pretty exciting to think how fond
f a woman you could be if you were
arried to her.
A husband is sometimes landed by a
aaiden effort-and sometimes by the
fort of the maiden's mother.
No indeed, Cornelia, a pickpocket and
reporter are not in the same class
ut because both take notes.
When a man wants money or as
itance the world is charitable
nugh to let him keep right on want
Noah was a great ball player. He
ttched the ark without and within
nna later put the drove out on a "Il.
ARM Ts IOTESD
R, STOCKMAN AND TRUCK GRWER,
As to the amount that should. be paid
for wood ashes, it is only necessary to
state that potash can be bought 'in
the form of muriate at about 4% to 5
cents per pound for available plant
food. Therefore 100 pounds of wood
ashes are not worth more than thirty
five cents at the outside. If they can
be bought at 15 to 25 cents they can
be used to advantage as a fertilizer.
It is for these reasons that in previous
communications relative to Irish pota
toes the use of sulphate of potash has
been suggested, because it provides
plant food in a more concentrated
form and also is better suited to the
production of an Irish potato of high
cooking quality. There is no -objec
tion to using wood ashes for potatoes.
The objection to kainit is not serious,
and any 'of these forms of potassic
fertilizers can be used to advantage
in the production of general garden
erops.-Andrew W. Soule.
Preparina Land For Alfalfa.
.T. K., Far zville. writes: "T "have
read and heard much about alfalfa,
but have never seen any. is there is
none raised here. I want to try it, and
would like some information as'-todioW
to prepare the land, and when is the
best time to sow? Also wherecan the
material be obtained for !nocdating
the land? Does the soil have to be in
oculated for cowpeasy'
Land for alfalfa should be very care
fully prepared. It is well to start *
year in advance to get the land ready,
nd unless it is naturally very deep and
porous It should be subsolled. and sub
soiling is best done in the fall of the
year. It is also well-to enrich the land
by growing a crop of- cowpeas and
plowing them down before seeding to
alfalfa. The seeding may be done ap
propriately about the firs$eof Septem
ber; not latel- thar. this.-'the alfalfa
will not make a strong enoiigh growth
to withstand the freee of winter.
Spring seeding may#b4 piacticed about
the first to the fifteenth of March, de
pending a good deal on climatic con
ditions. It is geierally best to wait
until danger of hard freezing is past.
It is well -to inoculateyour alfalfa be
fore seeding. This may be done by;
btaining some of the re put up
by the experiment, tatagigsent at
a very smalIeosittheldaets of the
State upon aplication. 9As a rule, it
is not necessary inoculate land in
Tennessee for cowpeas or red clover.
Sometimes soy beans do much better
when iioculated, and the station hopes
to be in position to furnish the farmers
of the State with the necessary germs
for inoculating soy beans.-Knoxville
Value of Lime For Corn.
W. E. G., Charlottesville, Va.. 15rites:
Please tell me how to test~lafi~ liee
if lime is needed. Do you tfnL* e
would benefit Iand for corn?
It is an easy matter to test land so
as to tell whether it is acid or not
Purchase from your nearest drug store
a package of blue litimus paper which
you should be able to get for five
cents. Take a handful of the soil to
be tested and moisten with rainwater
in a tin eup and insert a strip of the
litimus paper. "If it turns red quickly
it is an evidence that your land is quite
acid; if it turns red slowly, that it is
only slightly acid. In either case
lime should be applied. If it is very
acid a heavy application would be ad
visable,. say fifty bushels, applied inh
the caustic form. Purchase it when
freshly burned and distribute in heaps
in the field at suitable distances and
cover Iightly with earth and allow to
slake. When thoroughly slaked, scat
ter it over the surface of the ground
uniformly and incorpo~rate with a har
row. Lime is not a' fertilizer but is a
stimulant and a correctivc of' certain
obbtionable conditions in the soIl. It
also sets free plant food which is held
in unavailable fosms. and m:ay there
fore injure the land if used to excess
An applicatiorn of lime once in three
to five years is ample as a rule. Laud
intended for corn will be benefited by
an application of lime. The test indi
ated is very easily made and it wilt
pay you to ascertain whether your
soil is acid or not. and if it is,. to make
an application of lime.
M'akin: a Lawn. #
Four things are required to make at
good lawn: Time, soil, climate and in
telligent labor. In England they have
a saying that it requires 100 years to
make a lawn, and 200 years to make a
good lawn. In this country, where we
are trying to make suburban homes
while you wait, and where a month or
two seems a very long time, people are
too impatient. It speaks well for their
ambition that they want lawns as soon
as they move into their houses, but
they are really exacting too much. At
the very best, it requires no less than i
three years to make a presentable lawn,
and five or ten years to make what we
uncritical Americans call a good lawn.
-The Garden Magazine.
The reason it takes, two women so
long to say good-bye is that they are
both determined to have the last
A girl is never satisfied with her
newest dress until she discovers that
her worst girid friend doesn't like it.
If there is anything calculated to
drive a woman to drink it is her fail
ure to interest some one in other peo
It takes a strong minded married
woman to resist the temptation to
have her picture taken with her first
baby in her lap.
When the husband of a jealous wo
man kisses her just before starting .
down town she imagines that he does
it because he is glad to get away.
How unhappy the lot of the board
jug-house landlady. Strawberries no
sooner -get cheap than boarders begin
to kick for peaches and watermelon.
That charity which begins at home
would rather patronize an excurston
boat than paddle his own canoe?.