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yC[-iCS 0- :.'iTEfREST YO THE PL.ANTEA
A I'i= Hospital.
A crrespondent of The Southern i
iRuaist tell his Inethods with pigs as
With a large herd of Berkshires it I
is nesary to have a hospital where t
you aI place those that get hurt or t
need treatment for scours, whooping (
cough. constipation and other ailments a
that pigs are subject to just as are
mnblers of the human family. The I
hospital sLould have several wards so t
that each trouble can be treated after C
its kind. b'ut in each ward there should I
be a lOW. flat box kept supplied with
(hareolO. ashes. salt and : little lime. I
for more pigs are troubled with indi- I
juSt as people. than with any
other trouble and the above prescrip
tion is a fine alterative and does more
to strengthen and improve the digest
ive <organs than any -ing I have ever 1
tried. Pigs. like sons' peopl. will t
somnetimes gorge thtr stomachs and 1
thereby thwart digestion and be "off e
their feed" for weeks. hence it is very :
important to feed a pig only as much
as h- will clean up at once, but he I
should be fed four to six times a day r
according to the age and digestion. I
Never, under any circumstances, feed
pigs under ten weeks of age sour milk, a
nor should their dams have it. for it is
eertain to bring on scours. After they s
are three months old there is nothing t
better for them than milk with white I
shorts. Bran is fine for cows and ma- I
tured hogs, but not fit for pigs. An I
old doctor, and a mighty good one. who
had retired to his farm. and lived ad- I
jacent to me. told mne thirty-five years
ago ti'at le had found out wh-t gave (
pigs the blind staggers. set them erazy e
and of killed teim. and that it wrs t
noth.-g more than ji" son seed that s
they would eat in the tall of the year
after ty had finished up the wheat i
stuble and su'cculent bites of clover, S
then why let the miserablr weed go to v
seed' Pull it up by the roots when f
the grcunid is moist. (10 this every sea
son for two years and you are done a
with 11. f
Pig- are sometimes farrowed with r
lut opening in rear and that in- 1
ten. 2for the discharge of water but i
stra~0 to say that one opening acts
for the diischare of both liquid and v
.and I have had such pigs to le d
the ilP. st and most thrifty of the litter. j
but of cour- they are oyilv fir 01 the q
pork barrel and should never be al- h
lowed N mate with the boar.
The first case I ever had of this I a
shipped the pig. which was a very lh
iando~me one. to a doctor. and his b
elos- chser::ance of such things soon
birought to light the trouble which hie a
reported very pr'omptly' and to which : i
I responlded at' once with aniother pig. 'Y
and teid him to eat the fir-st one at a
iny. expense. I 'nave a case of this kind n
nmow, from an importedl sow, by an
impofredu boar, !n the fattening pen. P
andl he, she or it is the most voracious ii
"gr'owingist" ting you ever saw. It Ii
is a (ommton thing for one testicle a
onily to be iIsible. I had a case lately p
wh're neitimLr was visible and a decid- is
ed dlession occuirredl where there f
should have been just the reverse, but C:
wvhen Pte was butchered they both were i
formed and fully two inebes from i
their natural position. Sows are nlearl t
always bred entirely too young, this
early breeding diminishes tihe Size. of h
tihe dam and also of her progeny. A r
-sow hould never be bred under ten p
months of age. and it is much better "
to wait until she is twelve months old a'
and well matured, then, and only then, X
can you Expect to get best results. t(
This talk about practically starving ti
-a sow for one, two or three weeks p
just after farrowing is all wrong: TI
there is none of them that would not T
be improved, and their pigs too. by
moderate feeding of shorts and bran
mixed with greasy water, commencing
eighteen or ~twenty-four hours after n
farrowing. A sow would become so b
nervous and ravenous as to trample t'
to death and possibly eat her young '
if starved as some recommended. Of -T
course you should commence with one-t
fourth feed first three days and then f
gradually increase it for ten days. t
after which time give her all she will iU
elean up four times a day. After just a
t wo weeks, in cold weather. you can o
let her have a moderate ration of corn g
night and morning. About the third s
wci-c her pigs will begin to nibble at
this. I write this from thirty-five
years' experience. I have told you
b'.forc. in this paper how to get the ir
pigs to eat mush at about four weeks C
Cbolera or Swine Wever.
During these times when science is .9
head ing a fast-moving processionl of
:dvaneentt. and unexplored sutbjects I
being made paramount issues among I
the leading scientists of our country. 3
it is wcll that tile Southern breeders (
get into the "'band wagon" and accept
those discoveries that wvill tend to keep
dowvn diseases anid tihus save their
horas. Along the medir-al line. espe- 1
vialy, hLts the advancement been vecry
noticable. Of course these discoveries
Politics is making others believe
what you don't believe yourself.
The way to make a woman think you b
love her is to get madI about a gown
she wers l'erause she thinks other ment
will adimire t.
A riri is awful smart when she goes
to church to be able all at the same
iime to mnake her mother believe she r
is r'ea'iing the service and some man
*hat -Ite i. looking at him.d
Ul:garproof safes and fireproof
buildiings seldom are.t
R~adIitm will never make a good sub
stttute fer the gold briek.
li's d iiut for a man to lo';ehi
neighbocr as they love themselves.
itter the hands that ache from toil
than the heart that aches from trouble.I
When a man telephones his wife h
has to stay dowvntown late with the
p:wsidient of his company.. it is a sign
she ktnows he is going to lose a lot 2
STOCKMAi AIN5 :rRUCi( GR&WER.
re hirgely for the hln11, of the hu
lani and not tle' hog. TiIs is a rule
-hieh works only one wvay-some Io
le are like the hog, but the hog is
ot like sone people. Sonme few praC
ical discoveries I have made in regard
o diseases of the hog which may be
f value to the Southern breeders. are
Several years ago when: a hog was
aken sick the people rapidly came to
he conclusion that the disease was
holera, now it is swine fever or pneu
ionia. If you will study the disease
ou will find they are the same. Swine
ever or pneumonia is just a forerun
ier of the dreaded cholera. Hogs are
ffected in a dozen different ways.
'he disease very seldom comes in the
ummer, the first symptoms appearing
enerally with the first cold spell in
he fall, and is caused by the hog .irst
aking cold. They sometimes run at
he nose. while others will refuse to
at. Others will swell up in the joints
nd get down so they can't walk. some
ill have such high fevers that the
air will come out and they will sim
ly dry up on foot: some will have
ind staggers nad die with fits and
oie wil lose their ears. This can
11 be avoided if you will higin right
nd at the proper time. Your herd
ould be given your attention at all
inies. You should have a nie. warm
lace for them to go at will and sleep,
ut be sure you do not let too mny
During my experiences along this
ne a large number of. farmers have
alled on nie for assistance when the
isease broke out in theli hz'rds. In
ch instance. I have found the fault
> be with the owners. in not having
.itable accominod:ations for their
toek. Most of them have their hogs
I a large lot with only the "pale blue"
ky for shelter. Keep thea: clear of
ermin. give them good food and tle
rofits you will reap w'll by surprising.
Several years ago our country
bounded with thick forest trees which
rnished shelter for our si-oek. but
lo VoodInnan's axe' hi roiled tie a'.:z.
redeL of ibis comnmodty and he
uist seek shlcter or suffer the cohnsO
teelesi(. A hog that has a good.
arm shelter, with nice clean bed
ing of straw. will live .ind thrive off
st half the food that would be re
red to keep the hog which runs at
rge and goes to sleep when the suni
>es down. and is forced to back up
,.inst a cold. Northern bl;zard. I
tve often been asked the qut1lion
Ow I made my hogs grow sc fa . The
eret of my success is snmiply the
ove remedy. No man can have a
c herd and see themi tbout once a
ek. I have had hogs to die just
joning imy premises and wounldl
vet' have a sick one.
I do not deny that swinV' fever or
nieumonia has not appeared in my
rd: it has. but by close attention I
ve been very successful. losing only
few small pigs. I doctor my small
gs through their dams. A sow that
in pig at the time she has swine
ver 0or pneumonia will stand the dis
s better thaiun the other hogs. but
meir pigs will nearly always come
'ad. with no hair: she will carriy
em. however, to the full tim<i(.
Every breeder has a reine~y. which
rightfully thinks is the best. The
medy, however, is not the most im
)rtant. "An ounce of prevention is
orth a pountd of cure." Study this
d make it practical: you will pr'ont.
ore hogs die to-day from lack of at
*ntion than any other -cause. I
ust what I have written will be of
~actical benefit to sonic breeders.
omas B. Carney, Murfreesboro,
Mock Orange on Horne Grounds.
What sort of a home is it that does
t have a mock orange or syringa
sh? Lilacs and mock orange are the
o flowers that' do most to fill the
'hole world with fragrance and make
me the most intoxicating month in
e year. If you want the most
'agrant v'ariety of mock orange get
e old-fashioned kind. A much show
r but less fragrant kind. has tiowers
1 inch and three-quarters across, and
a purer white. It is also a more
raceful bush: the old kind is rather
The pruring of grapevines consists
cutting back the right amount of the
hrrent season's growth-the amount
iieh experience says a grape of a
ertain habit of growth and eetainl
mount of individual vigor should re
pond to properly. The pruning of
rapes is a simple matter when their
abit of growth is understood. We
rune either to check or stin.:'ate
igor, to encourage fruit production. or,
a the other hand, to discourage i:.
he Garden Magazine.
A portion of the wall which was
uilt around old London by the Rto
ans is now being destroyed by build
Jets and Flashes.
Te best offering we can make is that
Cross-grained men do not make the
rst timber in the church.
There is nothing more persuas:ve
a all-pervasive piety.
Every pang of parting mates faster
mr ties to those who remain.
Raising a row is alway.s easier than
sing the revenue.
Christ does not offer to be::r the b-:r
ens of our greed.
ie always firnds riches in the Gospel
ho takes it to the poor.
The offense of the adversary is the
est defence of the Cross.
It is always easier to talk of the
'eather than of the Way of Life.
Heaven knows nothing of the bended
ne until the heart is bowed also.
If the beasts go to Heaven some men
ill be shut out on their testimony.
Things are always looking up for you
hen you are looking out for others.
Bring personalities into the pulpit
nl you. leaen all-owe out of npeh
T ISEEUDLES APPLE.
A Utli nurserimn reports in the
Country Gentlcani ihat he has tina'lV
gott en hold of spteci inus of thIe imu1eh
talked about seediess apple. and lie
says 1that the fruit is very inferior,
aild "eertainly not such as would have
a ghost (if a ch11nce of a showing in
the inarket with :iiy of the standard
varieties." It is evident that it is tile
saime ol seedless apple that was
knowin in Virginia a generation ago.
Those who want a poor apple inertly
beeause it may be seedless are welcome 1
to pIy $ ernhcl for the trees.-Indian i
ENJOY THE ROSES.
A queer fallaey induces some peopile
to leave the roses unpicked with the
idea of encouraging the plant. As a
matter of fact. roses should not otily
be picked as freely as possible. but
with as long stems as the growth will
permit. merely observing the precau
tion to leave ani outward growing eve
or perIaps twa for safety, on the stem
below the cut.
Where it has been found impossible
to pick all the roses for us, then the
plants should be gone over daily and
:ill faded flowers removed to a point at
least two eyes below the llowers. A
regular practice of this precaution is
the only means of assuring some an
tumal blooi in our climate. from "h1y
CA STIC SODA FOR SCALE.
.. Mary-land o rcha rdist givcs thlie
press the followinig experiet-e Willi
caustie soda is a spray for scale:
"One aipplication of soda has about
cleared tem up. It has beeni used here
it many orclmrds that had not been
spraiyed before. and the results were
all) tiha t -oldt he desired. It not o0 ly
killed the snle, but cleaned the b:;rk
and gave it a n ice. clean appearanCe.
Oe- trees never looked better. We
th]liiu ve knmow a good thing when we
see it. and want our n-ighllbors to know
it. as it may do them good. We kn'tw
the value of lime. sulphur and salt
vazh. ilso. We are sati:slied with
ca ust-ic so tla. Eight pounds of crushed
r-atisti sol: to fifty gallons of water is
the proportion wve use. Pu tie soda in
your spr.ly barrel: ilt the harrel with
wvater: Stir a few minutes. and yon ar1e
ready fo. work. It should be applied
lb-fore leaves put out. Simple. iniiex
pensive an11(d effectuIal has beeti our ox
perience. We have had only one year's
xpeien'-e with it. buit feel encor:-:aged
o7 continue it ini preference of an
thimg olbe. even at the same cost.
As h::l' lie battle against. insect and
fungus foes is to cat-h them before
hley do anty harm. atll spr-ayc:s at-c
warneid -o prmepare for- their c-ampa ign
in late winter. As the fir-st move in a
tussle ag:ainst many of them is spray
ng. just as the buds are swelling, that
s the timiie to get together-' maiteiils,
mpimntst anmd exper: meat s tationt hutl
etins conitaining recipes uad directions
ot- making tand using insecticides andI
ungicidt-s. The tr-ees at-e exanmined for
Man Jose sc-ale. and if found infested.
rented to the lime-sulphur w~ash.
CTnkers" of pear- and apple treces
nust be c-ut out and the places painted.
s they tire sources of certain fm-uit
locays. Fire-blight of the pear and
blck-knot of plum and ermry needs to
ie pr-uned1 and burnt. Thme diseased
-anles 0of hhteCkberries and raspherries
an be cut out more easily now than
twhen the spring work is pr-essing. Be
sure and burn benm. The burrows of
loers are easy to find no0w, and a tiex
blle w-ire run into them will kill the .
Then just as the buds are swelling
omes the first application of a comn
bination of Bot-deaux mixture with
some ar-senite to help control the spread
andl~ ravages of thme seah and bud moth
f the apple and peatr: the leaf curl. rot.
sab. shot-hole funigus and bud moth
of the pteach: the brown rot and plumt
pockets of the plumr:: the quince leaf
spot. and the rot antd e-urculios on the
A HRLEF PRIMER FOR SPRAYING.
F-or iungous diseases and for chew
ing insaets. such as beetles and cate
pillars. use Bordeutx mixturte anid
Ptatis .greeni oi- a similar arsenite. For
fritt frees oj all kinids spray with the
above mix ture just before the btuds
open. Ini uist (-ases. uand espc(iailly
in the case of the apple. pear. lumtl anmd
cherry make a second~ application with
ha wveek a fter- the frunit haus set. Re
peat within two weeks. if the season
is favotrable for the insects or diseases.
ot if tl:e variety is especially subject to
attack. - In the case of winter varieties
of appies it is highly important that a
thorou th spray of Bordeaux mixture
atd a:1 arsenite he givect about the
first oh August for the second brood of
codlin moths and for apple seeh. At
that time the amounimt of lime and cop
per sulphate may be reduced about
When the treces at-c attacked by suck
ing insects sneh at: planit lice and the
various scales, the use of tobacco water
for the for-mer- when they tirst apijf
and~ sutlphiur. lime and stalt for the lat
ter duting the w~inter or eatly spring
will generally hold tem int check. The
ketosene-limoid may '>e used duritng
the sumer foa thme sc-ale and is use
full upOn the apple to sulpplemientt the
sulphur, lime and salt ini .he spin g.
as the? latter does not always kil! all
0f the scales uipion the wuoollv yountg
gt-owlths.--Na ioii a ,Ft-nit (Grtowver.
A on myied man of Iiigginis
ileingratiated himself with his ntew
ly a' quired- relatives last week by
knocking his father-in-law down with
a brickba-. and the justice of the
peace-. before whom he was tried for
the offense--possibly the one who mar
riedl hitmanded downt a verdict of
not guilty-Kanisas City .Tourna!
Dort live to eat, but eat to liu-e.
Man:: of otur ills atre due to overeat
ing. to eatinig the wrong thin::s and
to htreguletr eating.
In the United Stattes. .si h a ,opuia
tioni (of about 75.000.000t. there a re 1201,
'7x. 4 7
Colt e iumor.
W illie s.w o e y, ie
Couldn't undertail it ("ite;
01uriositt never p:1.-::
It rinec W ilhe even dys.
Cholly-" Is she unmi:'rried'
villy--Sure! Shs been unmarried
"Didn't I tell you that Bill was too
;low to live'"
Why, what's 'e bil and done niow?
"He's -orii ;nd got riu over by a
Cussie--Girls. what kind of stock
gs do you prefer?"
G ladys--T'hse that are clocked. I
Grayce-"rhose that are w:itelied for
Pennibs-"*Seriles showed im" Ile
lot of his new play this morning."
Inkerton-S'o? What is it like?"
Pennihs-It looks to te lik. a plot
to swindle the pt'hlic."-Colulhbuls )is
> atchi. . :
Out of the Mouths of i;tbea.
Little Bobhy looking at a hig sky
Seta peri-**Say . papa,?"
Papa-"Well. vthat is it. Bob'by'"
Little Bobby-"Wly don't ii:y build
he cities in the country. Whlere tUre
5 !ore room
Native-Yo:1 indt it hard to untider
Foreigner- Yes. a girl just told m-,
zhen was goinz in for outdor anit s.
tt indoor gm.tes were- g g It.
New York St.
Not the Hit of the Year.
"You otnce wrote a book entitled
Imow I (;ot tich.' did you not?"
"Well. you <!on't look very rh now."
"No: I -o poor tryin.: to bribe the
mhlie to buy it."-Houstol Post.
So Niee of Him.
-*Young l Ir. Kadley-BI1lu gorte telN i
w ic going in for literature." said Mrs.
"Yes?" queiled the plain person.
-Yes. Isn't it good of liim to honor
iterature soY"-Philatdelphia Press.
Trap-Is there any chance for
ork in this town?'
Tramp-"'anks. I guess I'll sum
er here. mtum."-Bostonl Post.
The Heiress-"What is your idea or
man of honor?"
The Count (throwing out his chest)
-Et is von who vilI pay hees vine
eel and card debts even eef he 'as
oo arry in order to get zee money."
"Do you believe in premonitionls?"
I had a premonition that you were
oing to loan me $10."
~I only believe my own premonlitionts;
had a premonition I wasn't."-Hous
"My dear." said the facetious canml
a i. Ive brought home a ham for
"Thatst what I ecall adding inlsult to
nu ury.' murmuitred t he shipwrecked
.tor, sotto voce.- Louisville Courier
Mothier-"How did you come to be
easing that little JTones girl? Her
notther was just conmplaining to me
Willie Hardease--"Well. she wanted
omebody to tease her, I wanted to
ease somebody, and we wvere both ae:
ommodating. Thtat's all."--Baltimfore
Tike Necessary Expertence.
H-ewitt-"My fortune is made. old
na; I have hiad a story published."
Jewett-You don't expect cz make
our fortune out of one story. do you?'
Hewitit-"ell. yes, indirectly; I atm
flW in a position to give advice to
-ong :authors or start a school of
;onalism or~ any other old thing in
tht line."-Woman's Home Coin
FInishied the Joh.
Ecited G;entleman-"It'sial through
-uwrot vehed paper."
Editor (who is used to itt-"What s
the matter now?"
Ecit Gentleman-"YoulstatedI the
lay be. -e yesterday that a thief had
ntrred *a room, hroken open my
esk, o a stolen a sum of money. but
hat f unately he had overlooked
[h gold wvatch which usually lies mn
the bottom drawer."
Editor-Well. I believe the facts are
Ecited Getea---hyr correct
mough. But wvhat is the result? That
infous man camec again last night
i 1 -'ried off the, watchi"-Chi1cago
SUNDAY. JULY, NINTH.
The ir.deling Christ: Col. 2; G-10;
In Ihis lesson Paul exhorts the
('olossian Christians to stalwart liv
in. basedl upon their experience of
salvation. As they had received
Chris: so they were to walk. to be
rooted. to grow and to be built up.
They were to avoid being "spoiled"
by worldly philosophy. This they
were to do by being possessed by the
"indweliing Christ. who was the
Godhead. Possesed by him, they
were to be complete in all the plent'i
tide of his gracious gifts. In the sec
ond selection from the same epistle
they were to demonstrate this "com
pleteness" by putting away certain
sins very common at that day. The
fact of an indwelling Christ was to
be evidenced by the putting off of
the old man and the putting on of
the new. And this new man was to
be a renewed man bearing the image
of Christ. The Christian is to in
earnate Christ. even as he incarnat
ed the Father.
Jesus taught that the kingdom ,of
God was within us: that it was a
mubjective kingdom of righteousness,
peace. and joy in the Holy Ghost.
The kingdom set up in the heart of
man is a personal indwelling of a
personal Christ. Christ is "formed
in us the hope of glory." He abides
in us and we are one with him.
Other systems of religion are con
tent to preach precepts; but. Christ
nsists that we possess his life and
ii. No man is a "Christian" in
h -:rripitural sense until he incarn
aics the spirit and life of Jcsus.
The tongue is an index of the
heart. The spech manifests the
spirit. Lying is to give place to
r hfulncss. filthy communications
to cleanliness and purity. blasphemv
to prayer. and anger to kindness and
charity. The most careful watchful
ness olf outr languguge will be one
laracteristic of a new heart.
There will be a radical change In
he life of a man who has been con
vori 'ii. 1e will go to different
pvhens: ho will asociate in different
ompany: he breaks olf some habits
ad forms others. He (eases to do
vil and learns to do wetl. He is not I
m1v nctatively one who does not do
vil things. but he is positively' one
who does good. He imitates his
Ister in going about do'ing good.
71o is not content to stop sinning: he
wei :ns To perforn good works.
IBehinl the words and actions lie
the motives, the spirit of the life
Here will the indwelling Christ
manlies-t hps presence. The spirit
Vll become gentle and sweet and
pure. The unseen influence of the
life will be wholesome and healthful.
Constant companionshi) with the
Christ with'in will transform the man
into Christiikeness of spirit. Others
vill be impressed with the fact that
he has been with Jesus and learned
f him. This blessed presence and
ndwlling is the privilege and duty
f ver coul.
SUNDAY, JULY 9.
he Indwelling Christ. Col. 2:
6-10; 3: 8-16..
For Christ to dwell in us means
ht much else must not dwell in us
-w-hatever would displace Christ.
If we would receive the Christ, we
nust first receive the Bible through
he Spirit, who will take these things
f Christ and show them to us.
Thi-re is no such th'ing as an inl
twelling Christ without an out-well
Whatever you lack, whatever with
godily mind you want, you will find
n Christ as certainly as you find oxy
;en in fresh air,
This one thought, fully appre
ended and followed out, would make
. perfect Chr'istian: I must make my
ife fit for the indwelling of Christ.
If Christ lives in us, we shall be
leasant for others to live with.
Let us make our hearts not only
laces where Christ will endure to
ive, but places where He will de
ight to live.
Do not try to understand how we
an dwell in Christ and He in us.
ive each truth out, and you will
-eadily understand it.
No king will remain in a hoase
here he is not the chief guest. And
Thrist is the King of kings.
Some guests are a constraint upon
ie household, but Christ in our
~earts introduces us to ourselves and
o one another.
We have "company behavior" and
'home manners." Christ recognizes
nly the latter.
Where heat is, cold canngt dwell:
here you would have Ch ist. you
aust banish sin.
It is a beautiful custom to hold an
>casional prayer meeting out of
doors. A sunrise or sunset meet
g on a hill-top is especially impres
ive. Our societies do not as often
is they should hold their socials out
loors. with outdoor games.
Some societies have organized En
iavor cycle clubs, that travel on
their whe< .s and hold evangelitgtic
~evices in neglected places.
Christian Endeavor flower gardens
have been made in many places to
Eurnish all the flowers needed for the
An Entdeavor field-day might be
hr-id once a year, with a series of
uthletc contests carefully planned
ad carried OUt with sirit. Fix it
or some patriotic holiday.
Christian Endeavor wvalking clubsI
will strengthen the body. develop de
ightful companionships. and bring
the soc'iety into all the most beauti
ful and interesting spots of the comn
Acid from Sweets.
That was a very fair retort of a
pretty girl annoyed by the imperti
nence of a conceited beau at a wed
"Do you know what I was thinking
>f all the time during the ceremony"
"No. sir: bow should I?"
"Why, I was blessing my stars i
tas not the bridegroom."
'And I have no doubt the bride was
doing the same thing," said the girl,
and left him to think it over again.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL'J
INTERNArIONAL LESSON COMMENTS
FOR JULY 9.
Subject: Hezekiab's Prayer, Isa. xxxviii., S
1-8-Golden Text, Poa. xlvi., 1-Mem
ory Verses, 4-6-Commentary on the
I. Isaiah warns Hezekiah of ap
proaching death (V. 1). "In those
days." This may only mean in the
days of Hezekiab. That this was in
the fourteenth year of his reign is evi
dent when we consider that fifteen
years were added to his life (r. 5), and
yet he only reigned twenty-nine years
(2 Kings IS: 2). It must have been be
fore the invasion by Sennacherib from
the fact that God promised to deliver
them out of the hand of the King of
Assyria and to defend Jerusaiem.
"Sick unto death." Sick of a malady
which. in the natural course of things,.
would have proved fatal. From 2
Kings 20: 7 we learn that the disease a
was probably a carbuncle. God sends M
illness upon the good, not in punish- tJ
ment for sins past. but as a trial of
their faith and patience (Rom. 5: 3 .1.
"Isaiah." Isaiah's character stands h
before us as one of almost superhuman 0
elevation. "Caine unto him." There is 1
no species of cruelty greater than to
suffer a friend to lie on a dying bed W
under a delusion. And there is evi- e
dently no danger to be apprehended i
from communicating to the sick their
true condition. It should be done ten- f
derly and with affection, but it should n
be done faithfully. "Set thine house in t
order." Arrange your affairs so that
they will go on without you: referring
to his family. his plans, his successor
and his kingdom. "Thou shalt die." S
Death was the natural result of his D
II. Hezekiah prays in great distress
(v's. 2, 3)i. th al. - ie
2. "Face toward the wall." He ad
turned away from those who were so
present so that he might pray more
freely and collectedly. .3. "Rzememiber
ow." Tle old covenant promised ten
por-al prosperity. iluding length of
ihvs. to the righteous. "Walked." cl
Life is a journey: God's people walk
with Him tGen. 5: 24: 1 Kings 9: 4).
'A perfect heart." Literally, "with a
whole beart," one absolutely devoted
to Jeihovah. Tihe kinig pleads his up
ilghtness and holy conduct before God.
Ie could not have (lone this. in the
ace of death. had he not felt in his P3
beart the truthfu::ess of his state- tI
neits. His intiuence had been wholly
n the side of true religion: he had not
ror-saken the ways of the Lord. "Wept
ore." Literally. "with a great weep
n.." The great sorrow of Hezekiah
it the a;)proach of death was only nat
ral. The desire to live one's full term
>f years is right. Hezekiah felt that m:
uis work was untinished.
il. God's pronse: to lezekiah (vs.
!-G;. 4. 'Then eni." eti'. God spake
) Isaiah immediately (2 Kings 20:4).
5. "God of David thy father." God P
'vemIn'bers the coven:Int with the fath- -
-r to the children i lE::od. 20-5'. "Heard E
:hy prayer." God still hears prayer. ,a
[t is His will that we pray (Matt. 7: 7- sa
l1, Jolhn 15: Ti. Why then are there so J
'anny unanswered petitions? Because
:hre :s so much aimless praying 0
TJames 4: 3). "Seen thy tears." Atree
ionate prayers are especially pleasing cai
o0 God. Cold, lifeless pray'ers are rot
nswe'~red. David refers to his tears
Psa. 563: 8) as though God bottled them ..
tad kept ant exact account of them in
Iis "hook." "Add unto thy days." In
Kings the promise is. "I will heal thee:
n the third dlay thou shalt go up unto a
e house of the Lord." The Lord still a
wals people. somties' by directing it
he sutrerer to the pr1oper remedy andi bE
mmeltimets without thte use of a remt-h
ady. it this case (see 2 Kings 20: T)
he Lord( told Hezekiah to make a poni
:ice of figs an'd put it on the boil, or
arbuncttle. "Fifteen years." Hezekiah d(
s the only man who was ever informed _
f the term of his life. God in mercy
as hidden the time of our death from
ur eyes. We should be always readuy b
nd should work as though each day bi
sas our last. 43. "Will dleliver." Th~er
ssyrians were a powerful enetny and t
'ere constantly to be feared.
IV. The sign given Hezekiah (vs. T. o
-."A sign." Hezekiah asked for B
isign. (2 Kings 20: 8). Asking for a.
ign is a pious or a wicked act accord
ng to the spirit in which it is done. W
~Iezekiah is given his choice of two
igns, and he chose what appeared to se
~im to be the more difficult.
. "Shadow of the degrees." 'The
hadow on the steps." R. V. Many d
pinions are held with regard to this dh
niracle. The older commentators be
ieved that the earth's motion was act- t
ally reversed around its axis. It has f
een urged with a good deal of force f
:at the true cause of the phenomenon
vas a solar eclipse, in which the moon
bscured the upper limb of the sun, Cl
vyhich would have the effect of length- h
ning all shadows and thus causing the b
ypearance of going backward on the' j
ial of the stairs. But the opinion gen
rally held at present is that it was a b
iraculous use of the laws of refrac
ion. "Dial of Ahaz." "Steps of t(
Ahaz." Ri. V., margin. The dial which hr
haz set up. and which he probably bi
btained from Babylon, for he appears rI
:o have been fond of foreign objects of
irt 2 Kings 16: 10). The Assyrians
aere the first to divide the day into
:wenty-four hours. Herodotus states
:hat the Greeks obtained their knowvl
dge of the dial and the division of the
lay into twelve parts from the Baby
onians, wvho were in constant inte'r- d
ourse with the Assyrians. "Returned te
Len steps" (Rl. V.) We must suppose
that the "steps." whatever they were. fE
could he seen from the sick chamber tz
a' Hezekiah, to whose mind the sign sI
ias signilicant. The retreating shadiowc
meant added years to his life. What
kind of apparatus is denoted by theg
'steps of Ahaz" wve have no means ofd
[he Jews have an old tradition that when
the world was done. t
tand God from His work was resting. He
caliled to Him. one by one.
['he shining troops of the angels, anid a,
showing the wonder wrought.
['he Master asked of His servants what
they of the vision thought. . .
[hen one white angel. dreaming o'er the g
marvel before him spread. a
ent low in humble obeisance, lifted his
voi:e, and said:
'One thing only' is lacking-Praise from n
the new-born tongue.
[he sound of a hallelujah by the great
3o God created music-the voices of land
and the song of the stars revolving in t
one vast harmony.
)ut of the deep uprising, out from the
ether sent. a
rhe song of the destined ages thrilled
through the firmament.
o the -rivers among the valleys, the
murmur of wind-swept hill.
rhe seas and! the bird-thrilled woodlands h
utter their voices still:
ongs of stars and of waters, echoes of Y
vale and shore- K
The voice of primeval nature praising
And the instruments men have fashioned a
sin~ce time and the world were
With gifted fingers giv.ing the metal and i
wood a tongue.
With the human voice translating the
soul's wild joy and pain.
Have swelled the undying paean, have
raised the immortal strain!
.-R.ble T. Weyburn.
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How to Dose a Dog.
(In July Outing.)
A dose of castor oil is as disagree
le to the ailing dog as it is to the
ing human belag. Hie kicks against
and does right, when he is grab
d by the back of the neck, and with
s jaws yanked apart with a towel
aits the nasty dose. This is pour
.down his neck-on the outside.
is usually followed by a few more
ses. all of which go the same way
which is ,the wrong way. The jaws
e in a vise, the dog is in torture,
.d he is ready to condemn his very
st friend for thus treating him shab
ly. If they were only sensible
ough to know how any dog, from
e meanest cur to the bluest-blood
canine on earth was in the habit
taking his oil, it would be different.
it they are all at sea on the sub
et, and poor doggie is about dead
len a friend utters:
'Humph! All chumps on dogs, I
e. Pour the stuff -over the fellow's
Lo, and behold! The wise few who
ought they knew all about dogs and
gs things learned something to
eir credit when they saw how care
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em and thus took his oil without
ss and in the proper way.
In hiring a herdic, coupe, or other
trriage, never forget to look at the
rses and hire those that look the
st and have no docked tails. admon
hes Our Dumb Animals. When we
.ke a herdic we pick out one drawn
r a good horse, tell the driver not
hurry, but take it easy, and give
m five or ten cents over his fare for
~ing kind to his horse. We never
de behind a dock-tailed horse.
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7 own consent to give it up for some
me, and continued to suffer till my
ther one day brought home a pack
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"I had thenew food drink carefully
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ive it a fair trial. It proved to have
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Sthe drug effect of the old coffee was
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