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Xor, AKE up. Gaston-wake up
man; are you so besottet
Q W C that you can take no in
terest in ;.his glorious day'
'WOW' Wake up, you fool, lister
to the ,houts of the mob. listen to the
sound of the tumibrils-away they go
away to Dr. Guillotine. a brave sight
my son. for all of us. and yet yo.
sleep. You are a clown: you are un
Jean. the innkeeper. snapped his
fingers in the air as he gave off with
a burst of enthusiasm these last words
Gaston Perodil raiscd his head from
the table whereon it had been resting
and looked with sleepy. bloodshot eyes
at th- burly figure of Jean. the inn
"No interest to ime." lie said. slowly
"What do I care if a thousand aristo
crats iose their heads today-let them."
He reaciled over for the wine bottl
and looked at it criticaliy. "Empty:'
"a;taon. you w-ary me. A man 01
your talents. a man of your strength
a maln who could do so muUch for the
"ause. Come. citizen. bestir yourself
Out into the rabble-be the first t(
seize the carrion when it is thrown
fron the steps of the Conciergerie
Hurrah. this is a glorious day!"
Gastoni Perodil rose and shook him
self like a big dog. He m.ts tall
broad shouldered, dressed in a gari
which bespoke him to be a soldier-al
though that garb was now sadly be
smirched and rent, the tricolor blazed
in his cap, his tricolor sash. crumpled
and torn. showed here and there dul
stains-the stains of blood.
"I have done enough." lie said. "I
am sick of it. Jean. it is you who tall
Jike a fool, no-not like a fool, like a
tiger. Does the thought ever entei
y6ur thick head that some of thest
people whose deaths we gloat over are
mere flesh and blood, as good-ay
and better-than you or I: that therc
is zoo much of slaughter in it all, tha
the'e is scant justice? Haven't yot
bee. there, man. i:n the Conciergerie'
Haven't you listened to the sentences'
(.tuilty: guilty: guilty: until the wort
trips off tie tongue mechanically
E'Ver'ybody guilty-you o-' I. Jean. if
we were there: if we had done every
thing possible in human power for the
cause, if we were ranged there, i
would be impossible for the mob to
sho,)ut 'Not guilty'-they have forgortet
Thit~'itle eyes of the innkeepel
"eaven help you. Gaston." he said
"if you said such words to any othet
nian but myself. How do you knons
that I will not denounce you?"
"Because." said Gaston. and ht
pushed his way through the chairs t(
the innkeeper's side and laid his hear.y
hand on the innkeeper's shoulder
"you dare not. I would find a meanm
ot' killing you before my head los
comtpaniy with my body. Pah! I mus:
&e out. I must walk-anywhere awa.
from~; those sounds."
He pushed his hat tightly on his hen(
and passed out into Gio street: a str'eel
(deserted even of the chlidreni. who but
a week or two back ha~d made th(
very stones ring with their childisl
('lamnor-deserted, for the str'eet's popn
la'tion was at the Coneiergerie. 01' at
the foot of the guillotine. Gaistor
I'er'di! walked rapidly dtown the street
roedthe sqluare at the end and
Taitntged into the narrow, alley-like and
to-:tuous arteries of lower Partis. He
.::ine to the end of the fortlitientions
nnd zedC~ with eves or sonme meln
ca31ly upon the works whic'h, prosecut
ed once with so much vigor, were no0w
-The af~Ctoon deepened.. Hie could
fatintiy hear on the warm autumi
breeze the clamor of tihe c'ity;: but herE
hte sat in solitude, thinking, and think
There had been a time when Gastor
Perodil had Iusted for the blood of thE
ariocrats. He had been among :h(
first to shout for the cockade of thE
eitizeni. he had been in the front raul,
-tihose who had brought the dreadei
ltastiile to a mere heap of masonry
Fa it was who had received pron1o
t~i after p:'omotion until, at that mo
nant, he searcel' knew what his po
sir:on w'as in the atimy of the republie
Twilight deepened until night crep'
aeross Paris. Gaston rose and pre
par'e'd :o walk bac'k to the city, H-I
had sear'ceiy taken'i tw\o steps. however
1.'fore a noise close at hlmnd ;arrestc'
his pro'gress. It was a sounid whiel
*w:'-s foreirn to iis ('ars-somel one sob
hing. ITe re'ma'ined for a mnomen
rot-d to 'e spot. Yes, he was no
nista kcn: it was ntot the i'ustle of tI
breez.e int the lilae trees of the litth
garden, it was the sobbing of a womanI.
Hio lookedI arounid. butt could1( see no011
ing i'then' crossed with a few rapih
trdc t' the gate of the deserted ('01
t~~.pusi d it ope'n and peeredl with
in.Si:i could .<ee nothing. Hi'
w'em furthe wi'~ ith entlike tiread. am
11:9: per'(ve the tigur*. of a womnai
1n the lttle ben('h under the lilas
tr"ees He erept around to thle back o
th . res ad laid his hand gently o:
the' w'nmn'n shoulder.
Titizens. sid he. it his roug!
TI: womanii''II starited to iher feet a ii
fCed Gaslton. 'One s.wi ft glance at ii
uniftorn, 'at the tat *n'd sash and th
ti'o01or co'd. andi~ she st'realmed anIl
retreated i oiding her hands befor'
h -r face, ani tottered un1ti: she fe]
"Th'iere is m.ore in tlis.'' sail lie t
h~iself. "than Iuee':sth~ee~ ye. A 1poo
.-' tae. d1eserted. a wVomant crying. a.
pe 1nt "augh-no: a dress of sill,
a1 shoe of 5:atill, a bii ce whlichl mutli
!:av. 'ost :'?iiity bouis. a hand wilit
am:d with jeQveis on the tinger's. 01
Gas1toni you are inluc' way
mad took he i.' inid in his.
"And vet wo:virous fair'. A pity tha
a; e('k like that should. be spoilhEd 1)
I :. Guni!otinec:ai piy that such a face
:bat stuel: a farm: shtou :d he worth li
.'a mor0te tnan a han1 d2ul of udust. Br
'die is an aristo 'raz--my duty is eiear.
lie lifwd ne:- i:: ,is ::rans as if hi
ON THE FKENCH.
the cottage and gently laid her on a ii
rough, wooden: bench. t
".Yes." he added. "my duty is clear. I C
will take her to the Conciergerie." d
He rose and scratched his chin t
thoughtfully for a minute, wrinkled 1
his brow and tapped the floor with his a
"Pah"' he said, at last. "what am I T
thinking of?" Then ran through the I
cottage to the yard and brought in his T
cap some water, with which he liber
ally besprinkled the white face of the
unconscious woman. In a few mo- T
ments Gaston Perodil had the sasfac- I
tion of seeing her eyes open. She rose e
and gazed at him with a look of such
terror that Gaston feared she would
"It seems." said the soldier, "that I
have frightened you."
She shuddered and pressed her hand
upon her bosom. "You are a soldier of
the people." she half whispered.
-A soldier of the people, mademois
elle. that is true. And you-**
"Why do you question? You know I
"Not at al!." replied Gaston. with an
air of indifference--not at all. I assure
you. Put I am a soldier of the people:
that is true. every word of it. You are t
not a citzeness. As a soldier of the
people, I must ask you to come with
"To the Conciergerie?" t
"To the Conciergerie."
"Money will not tempt you." she
cried, looking at him with imploring
eyes. "Oh. if you only knew." and
here she broke down and sobbed. "If
you only knew. I have been here two
days. I fled. leaving them all, my
father. my brothers! Heaven help me.
where are they?"
Gaston raised. his right hand and
struck the back of his neck, then
"Mademoiselle." said he. "you will
aecompany me: but. better still. I will
let you remain here, for you will prom
ise me. as an aristocrat. that you will I
not attempt to escape?" Then he
laughed in a manner which was so bru
tal that the girl fell back from him in
"You are mad." she cried. ."you are
drunk-ah. I see. drunk with the blood
which you and your compatriots have
shed. Take tme with you. then, if you
will. It is soon finished. it is soon over
-it is better."
"You have a mantle?" asked Gaston.
She rose, and from a chair close by
took her cloak and put it on her shoul
"I am ready." she said.
"Good," said Gaston, "let us go."
JIean, the innkeeper, !ooked puzzled.
"What the devil has come over vou.
Gaston?" said he. "I can't make i
Count Lovet. How could you be so
foolish? You tell her you are taking
her to the Conciergeric: you bring her e
Ihei'e, she remains here. W'hat am I to t
do? I am a fool not to have acted1 e
upon my first impulse-I most. I will!
"You won't." said Gaston. "I am a
man of moods. As a soldier of the pe'o
ple I should have taken her to the Con
ciergerie. of course. But, you see, it a
was a long walk to the Conciergerie.
and I had to pass the inn. good1 citizen.
and1( I had had time to retleet in the
passage from the fortitientions to the
inn. So MIlle. Louvet is here, and herea
she wilI remain uniier our protect ion."r
"Citizen." said JTean. "do vou know
wlmht will happen to us if it is discov'
"Paih:" retorted Gaston. He raised
his hand and struck the back of his I
neck again. "Don't talk; bring me
The little street in which Jean's wine
shop was situated was crowded with
an excited mob, which concentrated it
self upon the inn. Jean was there, his
face aflame, his eyes twinkling.
"Good citizens." he cried, as he
waved his arms excitedly in the air, "I
have done my duty, but it will be terri
ble work. Gaston Perodil knows; he
has armed himself: he will fight. Pre
pare yourselves, citizens, if you would
take her, if you would take him."
"Tell us." said a tall, black-haired
and brawny individual, who pushed
his way to the front with an impetu
osity brooking no denial, "tell us, Citi
zen Jean, all you knowv. It is Louvet, ~
you say-what of Perodil?"e
He raised in his hand the iron bar
which he c'arr'ied.
"Bring him here." he cried. "so that
I can beat his brain- Mut-traitor?
"Traitor:" echoed the crowd., in uni
..He has firearms!" screamed Jean.
"What has he done? He suspected.
he came down. he taxed me, but I de
nied everything. He heard you com
-ing, and he thenm came through the innt
like a lion, breaking things, as a gladia
to" would break things in his passage.
ie threw~ things this way. he threw'
them that, lie seized the guns, and he
~is now in the cellar. I heard the noise
of bolts being shot. I heard the sound
of heavy beams being torn from their
fastenings. I heard the noise of those
naams being put agai' st the door.
IHow will youa et in?-wtat will you
do-and he has the aristocrat with
Lim. What will you do?-be careful.
I zood citizens. be careful."
S"Out of the way:" cried the big man:
1 "let us attack the door: let us get at
them. W\hat matter if lie does tight?
SThe bigger the fight the better. A
.' md man. you say-so are we madmen
. Gastou Perodil was, indeed, mad.
tBut twenty mninutes had elapsed. since
Sh becamie conscious that he had been
. herayed. What had he not done in
that time? In the big wine cellar of
i.Jean, the inkeeper. he stood at bay.
Around him he had distributed a half
t dozen tirearms. Mad-yes. but with a
rmadness which could not be seen. He
. was like a volcano ready to burst forth
- into fire and fury.
t"Good mnaden:.oiselle." he said, "don't
"come too near. Take that lamp a little
e away fromn that barrel. It looks like a
p in b-arrel, dent' mademoiselle but it
not-It Is gunpowder-ha hm gun
owxder: When I tell you o hand me
je --unls, you will d so. bece(':iU we
must ight. nademioi-elle. to the very
The zirl was on her knees at his feet.
-embling. huiiddering. andI the tears
illing in streams from hir eyes.
--Why do you protect me?' she er(ed.
Save your own life: it will be better.
Vt0 two must die if you persist."
"Of no consequence." replied the sol
ier. "Listen-they come!
He sprang to the door, a huge pistol
1 cach hand, and waite '. The heavy n
eams of wood which he had placed i
rosswise and :engthwise against the a
oor looked solid enough to resist all h
lie force which could be broughit to- a
,ear by those without. le listened e
ud then came back. t
"MIle. Louvet." he said. "it is true g
re must be prepared to die. You will i
old the lamp a little higher, but do f
ot tremble so much: do not 'rop the p
lie went into the barrel a. pulled
t gently into the mi(dle of the cellar. t
ut his hands to the staves until they s
reaked and creaked and gaped. Then, r
rith a wrench he tore away the cover- r
ag. and the black powde:: stood r. I
"Take away the lamp. mademois- I
le." he said: "you are too near. Take t
t to the other side of the cellar."
-e picked up the pistols again. went a
n the door. and, hearing a shutiling of
eet. fired through the woodwork. A r
auffled scream came to hik ears, and t
ie laughed as he turned tc reload his I
>istols. Then there came a crash at I
he door. but it yielded not.
Gaston knelt down and handled his
eapans dexterously. One, two. three,
our, five shots went erashing through
lie woodwork in rapid su'cession. The t
ellar was filled with snoke and the
iauseating smell of gunpowder.
Crash! The door quivered. one of
he heavy beams fell in and almost
truck the kneeling soldier. Crash! but
ach crash was followed by the report
f one' of Gaston's firearDas. Crash!
L panel fell in and a gaunt. hairy man
ame through the aperture.
Gaston arose and went over to the
"Mle. Louvet," he said, "you are not
fraid to die!"
She looked at him, but could not
peak. He leaned down and lifted her
o his feet.
"Mile. Lonvet." he said, "we are to
lie. I will take your hand. I will kiss
t. for it is glorious to die in such con
He drew her gently across the cellar v
o where the lamp stood and he took f
lie lamp in his hand and advanced to
he harrel of gunpowder and held the
likering flame high above his head. 5
"Mllie. Louvet." said the soldier, "you I
re not afraid':" (
She looked up at him, her eyes now I
"I am not afraid," she said, firmly. I
nd before the iext crash of the batter
ng ramn at thme door Gaston had I
ropped the lamp. .
Castonite, a double carbide of cal
mm and barium, is a new product of
he electrie' furnmi:ce that. like 'calciumn
aride, is dlecomphosed lby water'. It
ras tim'st made by J. Cartie:'. at French
It has been deeldeid that meat of
mimals used for' obtaining vaccine is
at made(I tift foi' foods. 'The .mar
asses of many calves that have been
-acinate'd areo sold int thei Londonn
:arke:, anid their use as food ellect'
saving of maniy thou.saind dullars an
Convini'ing evid.eiie of thle relatIive~
urabnity of pot set in natural posi
ion and those inv~erted has been given ~
yv Andrew Whiton, an Amueric'an me
hanic. Posts set in Connecticut in
och positions were cai'efully mairked,
ndl aftei' nine years the inverted ones
ere found to be practically sound
chie others were much decayed.
An electrolytic process is one of the
w suggestions in color photography.
erain substances. such as selenium.
ae an electric resistance varying t
vith the degroes of light, and when t
uch a substance is usedl as an elec
rode, and the image projected on it, ~
.galvanic deposit would be formed
rithi a rampidity varying with the in- I
ensity of the illumination.
The art of making diamonds has been t
:iven a step) forward through a study
f the diamiond-bearing me(te'orie iroiu c
f Canon Diablo. In a section of this
amu mi't5iieteori to Professor Molissan ii
as found numner'ous diamnonds-both
lack and transparent-together with
:raphite, and phosphorus and suilphurt'
-ombined w'ith iron, and has made ex
erimients to deterine tile effect of 1
ilicon, sulphur and phosphorus.
The production of liquid air is ius
utlined: Air is compressed to 12(0
o 100 ptounids per square inch: passedi<
nto receptacles where it is freed fi'o:n
noisture and other impurmities: ten
to expansion chambers aind through
ong coils of pipes. It becomes in
ensely cold, reaching finaily 31l2 de
trees below zero, at which point it be
oes liquid. The liquid is dIrawn off
ito insulated vessels, and keeps for
lays. gr'adually lessening until it is
Aladdin's luminary and atll the won
hers of the fairy tales calnnlot coim
>are with the modern magicians in
very: day twvent ieth c'entury3 en
ineers, whose marvels, up to 1902.
1re detailed in a recent government
ensus report. In the yeai' the census
wvas taken there were :3d20 central
electric stations, representing .~>00.
)X0.000; 30.000 officers and laborers.
whose wages amounted to $20,000,
100: 125.000) miles of wire had been
aid: 419.000 are lamps and 18.000.000'
inandescent lamps were in service:
the stations had an output of 3.300.
L00.00) horse power hours, with a
laiy output of nearly 13.000.00() horse
power hours, which is approximately
equivalent to the work possible were
t"verv man in the c'ounitry to sptend
the ay in rning a crank.
TOPICS OF INTEREST TO THE PLAN
Feeding the Dairy Cow.
There are two common mistakes
iade in feeding cows: tirst, not feed
ig liberally enough: second, feeding
ration not properly balanced. It
as been found by experiment that
bout sixty per cent. of what a cow can
at Is necessary to merely maintain
er without producing any milk or
ining in weight. This being true, it
evident that it is not economy to
eed only a little more than this sixty
er cent. needed to keep up the cow's
Below are given balanced rations
at will furnish the materials neces
ary to produce milk in about the right
roportions. By the term "rations" is
eant the feed for twenty-four hours.
f a cow will not give a good flow of
ilk in the early part of the milking
erlod when fed a liberal amount of
ese rations, it indicates that she is
ot adapted by nature to be a dairy
nimal. and should be disposed of. The
mounts given are considered about
ght for a cow giving from twenty to
wenty-five pounds of milk per day.
'or heavy milkers these rations are to
e increased- and reduced for lighter
nilkers. In making up these rat. s
t is designed that the cow be given
ractically all of the roughness she will
at and then sufficient wrain is added
o furnish the necessqry amount of di
1. Clover hay, twenty pounds; bran.
ye pounds; corn, six to eight pounds.
2. Clover hay. twenty pounds, oats,
our to five pound;; corn, six to eight
3. Clover hay. twenty pounds: corn
nd cob meal, eight to ten pounds;
luten or cottonseed meal, two pounds.
4. Alfalfa or cowpea hay, fifteen to
wenty pouxis; corn, nine to twelve
5. Alfalfa or cowpea bay. ten
ounds: corn stover. ten pounds; corn.
ight to ten poursds, and bran. two
lunds.-Professor C. H. Eckels. of
:issouri Agricultural College.
Ronuhness Por Beef Making.
During the past winter an interest
ng experiment with sixty head of beef
attle was conducted at the Experi
nent Station. The twenty cattle fed
lage made an a-erage gain of 1.41;
ond per lieAd ppr day: the twenty
attle fed timothy hay. 1.10 pound per
ead per day. and the twenty cattle
ed sfircdded corn stover, .97 pound
er head per day. There was thus a
fference of one-third to one-half
,und of gain pe head per day in
vor of the silage fed cattle. The
lage fed cattle finished off the best
id showed more quality than the
hers, and in any discriminating mar
t would have brcught a considerably
igher price. The strong prejudice
gainst using silage for the winter
eedig of beef cattle is hard to under
tand, for it has been f,uily (demon
trated that silage fed cattle will kill
t quite as wvell as the dry fed cattle.
d the meat is. generally speaking. of
uperior quality. Wherer-.s, the silage
as nil eaten up. 13.5 of the stover
d 4.10 per cent. of the hay was
~astd. The gains show that the
ati fed w~ere nrt of a satisfactory
ali::y. In previ us experimnents a
und of gain has been made for a
onsumption' of th ree to four pounds
grain. The silage fed cattle in this
et consumied ('.54 poundIs of grain for
pound of gain: the stove:~ fed cattie
.1S pounds. or about twic-e asmuh
1 the hay fed cattle 8.99 pounds. or
.45 poundus more per head than the
lage fed catle. W\ith better bred
nimals fed in previous e.xperimients.
he average gain per head per day has
ten been :2.15 pounds through the six:
ionths' feeding period, which again
estifies to the unsatisfactory quality
fthe animals fed in this test.-An
rew M. Soule. Director, Virginia Ex
eriment Station, Blacksburg.
Feeding Dlairy Cows.
The Kentucky Experiment Station
as published a superior bulletin en
itled "Feeding Dairy Cows." It gives
he result of experiments that affect
arious dairy questions. and is sum
aarized as follows:
. Select cows of dairy type. While
ure bred dairy animals will bring a
igher price. they will also tend more
Sreproduce the dairy type, and are
2. Take al strict accounlt of the cost
fmilk and butter from each inidiv-idu1
Icow of the herd, so that the unprof
table ones nrauy be cuiled out.
3. Exercise and ipu -e air are very
*sential to the best re-ulits from
ileh COWS. but exposure to severe
reater', espre (ially cold rains, should
I. Feed to) get the largest amount of
nilk withi profit. The yield of milik
.id thereby the yield of butter. is
:esaly inftluenc'ed by the amount amnd
haracter of tihe f'eed, the percenmtage
ffat remaining fairly constant.
5. Inrese thme aimmunt anmd the
ngh of the season of pastures. t'"
Reflections of a Bachelor.
A woman can always see a joke if
A fine wvay not to understand a Wo
nan is to miarrv her.
All that some people have to do to
cake stocks go down is to buy them.
A woman is rearly always sure
hat a cup of nice, hot coffee will heip
er huhband 's business when it iu
Bits of Brightness.
"What. Bobby in trousers!'' ex
daimed the visitor. ''How long have
ou rea ve-ring themi'' '"Not ver.3
ong.' replied Bobby. ''Only dowi
oo my knees. ''-( hicago News.
Oh John. I saw a sign in Bargen S
~. 's widow today that reminded mn
ff what I am most in-'' Mr. Spen
er (interrupting hastily)-I. too
aw a sizn in their window that re
minded me of what I am. It reads
os to 49c. ' '-Philadelphi:
A RM *. IOTES.
"ER. STOCKMAN AND TRUCK GROWER,
they represent profitable gains in dairy
6. Good roughness is essential in
dairying. and the more palatable these
foods may be. the more of the higher
priced grain feeds they will replace.
Of our coarse feeds grass. corn silage,
alfalfa and elover hay rank high.
7. Study the profits in grain feeding
in order to avoid giving more grain
than the value of the resulting in
creased yield. Our leading grain ra
tion is a combination of ground corn
and bran. This ration may under some
circumstancez be bette-ed or cheap
ened by the addition of certain by-pro
ducts cf cereal and oil raills.
Grow Eape For Pasture.
Rape is not used as much In the
South as it should be. It would af
ford succulent pasture throughout the
cooler portion of the year in the rice
belt and would be of great help to
stock-especially sheep. Experiments
by Professor Craig at the Iowa Exper
iment Station show that one acre of
well grown rape is worth 2600 pounds
of ihe mixture of two-thirds corn and
one-third shorts by weight. The exper
iments were carried on for two years
with two lots of pigs. One lot grazed
the rape and received the grain mix
ture, while the other received only
the grain. For producing gain in
hogs one? acre of rape is worth forty
six bushels of corn. Professor Craig
ndds that the hogs receiving the rape
were thriftier and made more rapid
gains from a heavy feeding of grain
after being removed from the rape,
than di Qose that had received grain
They were unusually strong and ac
tive on their legs after having been
fed grain for twelve weeks. Twenty
eight hogs. averaging 210 pounds when
rape feeding ended. were pen fed
twelve weeks on grain, at the end of
wLich time they averaged 340 pounds.
This is a gain of a little over a pound
and ai half per day for three months.
Yhe rice farmer cannot hope to pro
duev forty-six busiels of corn regular
ly per aere. But lie canl grow rape
and one acre of rape is worth forlty-si
bushels of corn for hog feed. More rape
will mean more hogs. eheapeL hogs,
healthier hogs, much more protit from
Eurn Weed Seeds.
Someone who knew what lie Was
ta!l:ing about said, Destroy a serpent
while it is in the egg. If he had been
talking about weeds, no doubt he
would have said. Destroy weeds while
they are in the seed. At this season
there is spare time that should be used
in cleaning the farm of weeds. They
are along the levees and fences. They
a:e in almost every neglected corner
of the farm. 3Many of themn have thou
sands of seeds for each one.
To permit them': to remain standing.
so that every passing wind can shatter
and spread the seed, is to sit idly.y
and watch the trouble growing. trou
ble that could now be easily turned
aside. D~urinlg the (dry weather a wag
on1 and team could be used to haul
straw from the stacek to weed patches.
F1y placing a foundation of sta on
a dry piace and piling the weeds on
it lire will soon destroy all the seeds.
Care must be used not to shatter the
se:ds on1 the land. Some( of. the weeds
save dropped part or ail of their seeds;
but in case~ of doubt use the tire cure.
it never fails to accomplish its pur
Objection nay be raised that this
work1 will req1uire somec time. Do0 not
give that objection too much wveight.
Time is not very vaiuable onl most rice
farms just now, and an energetic
workman can nispose of many noxious
seeds in a short time. In any case.
there is mnore time now to destroy
seeds than there will be during. the
Feeding Hogs For Profit.
A series of experiments by the Mils
souri Agricultural College showv that
farmers. who fatten hogs this fall can
add r -aly fifty per cent. to the value
of ths r corni by3 feedin.g linseed meal
with it in proportion. by weight, of five
~arts corn to one part meal. That is to
sy. cornl worth thirty cents per bushel
when fed alone. is worth forty-live
to forty-right c-ent when fed. with lin
-eed meal. For ths purpose the corn
may be ground or shelled.
It is necessary to suppllemlent corn
in some such manner owing to the
fact that it is defielent in protein, one
of the essential e>aments of p0ori pro
ductionl. This substamnce is found in
every tissue of the body and is the
principal element of lean meat. Corn
frnishes the miner-al matter for the
bones, and the starch. sugar and fat
for the prnoduction of fat aind the main
tenance of the animal body, but it
dc0as not furnish the protein essential
o the tissues. It oeomes necessary.
:eefore. to supply- this through some
-,t her food.
I Pointed Paragraphs.
A nice way for a woman not to
have cold feet is to wear a pear neck
A man could have a lot of fun do
in thing-s that bore him because they
Iare respectable, if they wearn't.
It is just like a shower bath to have
one of your child; -a ask you why one
of your neighbc: is so much more
successfua than 3.:.
Notes of Interest.
Goenouontague. in person, read
his message to the Virginia Legisla
Dr. Win. F. Drewry was elected
superintendent of the State Insane
Asylum at Staunton, to succeed Dr.
Vive-president H. H. Rogers. of the
Standard Oil Company. obtained a
delay when he must show cause why
:1he slhould not be compelled to answer
the questions of Attorney-Genceral
\adley in wMoui
TB SUNDAY SCHOOL
INTERNATIONAL LESSON COMMENTS
FOR JANUARY 28.
Subject: The Baptism of Jesus, Mark. 1.
1.11-Golden Text, I Sam. vii., 3
Memory Verses, 10, 11-Topic: Christ's
Preparation For His Life Work.
I. Preparing the way (vs. 1-3). 1.
"The beginning." Matthew begins
with a genealogy of our-Lord and Luke
with the history of His infancy, but
Mark commences In the midst of gos
pel events. He seems anxious to come
at once to Christ's public life and min
istry. "Gospel." The gospel of Jesus
Christ denotes the "glad tidings" or
"good news," concerning Jesus Christ.
"Jesus." Jesus means "Saviour."
This name shows His human nature.
"Christ" This name means "anoint
ed," and is the Greek equivalent of the
Hebrew "Messiah." "Son of God."
This shows His divine nature. See
John 1: 1-3. 14. He was very God, the
second person in the Trinity. 2. "Is
written." See Mal. 3:1; Isa. 40:3. "I
send." This "I" in the prophet is spo
ken by Jehovah. But this Jehovah is
the Messiah. So that we have here a
true Jehovah-Jesus. "My messenger."
John the Baptist, Christ's herald.
3. "The voice." - Attention is called
to the message rather than to the me
senger. John was weak and insignif
cant, but he was delivering God's mes
sage, and his words produced a iighty
effect. "Crying." Heralding, pro
claiming. "Wilderness." John preached
in the wild, thinly inhabited region ly
ing west of the Jordan and the Dead
Sea as far north as Enon. two-thirds
of the way to the Sea of Galilee, and
on both sides of the lower Jordan.
"Prepare-paths straight." This is
figurative language. The words illus
trate the straightening force of the
gospel. There must be a thorough
preparation before God, our King, will
come to us. The self-life must be
"brought low;" the crooked life must
be "straightened;" the obstructions of
unbelief and carnal desires must be re
II. John baptzing (vs. 4, 5). 4.
"Preach." Herald; a word suggesting
the proclamation of a king. John was
a gi'eat reformer. "Baptism of repent
ance." John was a repentance preach
er. This was a baptism required and
representing an inward spiritual
change; the pledge of remission of sins
to those who were truly penitent. "For
the remission." The temission was to
be received of Christ, the repentance
was preparatory to Christ's coming and
work, and John's baptism was a sign
of true repentance.
5. "All the land." A figure repre
senting the sweeping influence of
John's preaching. -Confessing." Con
fession of sin is one of the elements in
true repentance. Repentance includes
(1) conviction, (2) contrition, (3) con
fession, (4) reformation, and leads to
III. John's testimony (vs. G-8).
"Camel's hair." In appearance John
resembled Elijah, the prophet. He
was clothed in the coarse, rough cloth
called sackcloth in the Scriptures. It
was cheap, but admirable for keeping
out the heat, cold and rain. "Girdle."
The Orientals delight in costly, orna
mental girdles, but poor people must
content themselves with a strip of hide.
"Locusts." The law of Moses gave
permission to eat locusts (Lev. 11:21).
The common locust is about three
Inches long and closely resembles our
grasshopper. Locusts are abundant
and cheap and are still used as food
by the poorer classes. "Wild honey."
Honey stored by bees in hollow trees
or in the clefts of the rocks. John's
habits were in keeping with his wilder
ness life..- 7. "There cometh." The
preaching of John was preparing the
minds of the people for the coming of
the Messiah, and they began to ask
themselves whetherbe were the Christ.
But John was not slow to undeceive
them regarding himself. "Mightier."
John clearly oiftlined the work of the
coming Mes'siah. His baptism will ef
fet what mine is powerless to do.
"Latchet." The latchet, a word now
obsolete, was the thong or lace with
which the shoes or sandals wvere fast
ened. "Shoes." Or sandals. "Not
worty." John shows his greatness by
S. "With water-Holy Ghost." John
had administered the outward rite, but
could not renew their hearts.
.IV. Jesus baptized (vs. 9-11). .9.
"In those days." While John was
preaching and baptizing. "Jesus
came." Jesus was about thirty years
old. This was the age when priests
entered upon their ministry (Num. 4:
3). and when the rabbis began to teach.
"From Nazareth." Where He had
lived in seclusion all these years. So
far as we know this was Hi3 first pub
lie act since He was twelve years of
'age. "Was baptized." Any confessiqp
of sin ,was of course out of the ques
tion.. There was only a profession on
the part of Jesus that as an Israelite
He became subject to the law, and
that He was connected with humanity
by the ties of blood, of suffering and
of love. "Of John." At first John hes
itated about baptizing Jesus (Matt. 3:
14, 15). 10. "He saw." Christ saw
it and John saw it (John 1:33. 34), and
it is probable that all who were pres
ent saw it; for thIs was intended to be
His public inauguration. "The heav
ens opened." Luke says that Jesus
prayed as soon as He was baptized
(Luke 3:21). Here is the first recorded
prayer of Christ and Its anaver. "Like
a dove." A symbo! this of perfect
gentleness, purity. fulness of life, and
'of the power of communicating it.
11. "Voice from heaven." At two
other times during our Lord's earthly
ministry was a voice heard from heav
en At the; transfiguration (Mark 9:'7),
and in the courts of. the temple during
passion week (John 12:2S). The Father
indorsed Christ's earthly mission. "My
beloved Son." Jesus Christ is the Son
of God from eternity.
A Little Parable.
Hatred and Selfishness fell in love
with each other because they saw
that their deeds were alike evil.
So they sought Beelzebub and asked
him -,marry them.
"I will do it," he said. "but it must
be on one condition."
"What is the condition?" they
"That the two of you, when legally
ma:' one, shall take a new name."
"It 1s agreed." they said.
So they were wedded with much
pop) and ceremony.
"Now what is our new name?" they
"Human Folly," was the answer.
"That name hereafter will include the
both of you, as, indeed, it practically
has done heretofore."
So the united two wander over the
earth. covering it with unhappiness
and frequently we refer to them by
teir former names, but not the less
dces their wedded name apply to
either or both of them.-San Fran
[PWOHJH [E901 LESSONS
SUNDAY, JANUARY TWENTY
Korea: The Progress of Two Decades.
-Luke 1. 76-79.
Korea has two claims to the atten
tion of all Western people. She was
practically the last country on theI
Asiatic seaboard to open her doo
to foreigners, and she was one of the
chief centers of interest in the recent
struggle between Russia and Japan.
To Christians Korea is of yet great
er interest as one of the youngest and
yet most promising of all the world'F
A medical missionary's skill in
treating a royal patient opened
Korea to the gospel. In view of this
beginning medical missions have
naturally been made prominent, and
their work is its own highest praise.
Dr. John F. Goucher proposed
beginning of Methodist mission w
in the ''Hermit Kingdom" twe
years ago. More than that, he supe
ported his proposal by the gift of two
thousand dollars, to form part of the
fund which the planting of the work j
would require. The first missionar4t
les, W. B. Scranton, M. D., and Rev.
H. G. Appenzeller, went out in 1885,
and began what has proved to be a
most fruitful and prosperous mission.
Korea has much or little religion,
as one may choose to look at it.
Confucius is the great teacher, but
Buddhism has its place, and an even
larger one is occupied by a degraded
Spiritism, in which sorcery and
witchci'aft are important elements.
The best Korean religion is a present
day. worldly-wise system of conduct,
with small thv'ght of the great real
ities. Its fruits are selfishness,
jealousy, and the degradation of wo
man. The worst of Korean religion
is an indescribable mixture of super
stitition, licentiousness, and misery.
Small wonder that the present king,
in his memorable inter-iew with the
late Bishop Niade, said, Send more
teachers." The attitude of the king
Is also shown in the fact that he gave
the name to our school in Seoul by
which it has always been known
Pai Chai Hakdang, "Hall for Rearing
One of the noteworthy features of
Korean missions is the beautiful fel
lowship of.the various denomination
al groups. The Presbyterians and
Southern Methodists have been es
pecially helpful to our own missioh,
and have co-operated with it in many
Seventeen years after the baptism
of the first convert these are the
facts that can be shown by figures:
3 presiding elders' districts. 7,796
members and probationers, 14 local
preachers, l1 churches and chapels.
Korean ministers contributed last
year $1,504 for self-support. A pub
lishing house is in prosperous opera
tion. The Hall Memorial Hospital, a
monument to ''the saintiest man that
ver crossed the shores of Korea,"
has 6,000 patients In a year.
Home Missions in Our Cities.-Luk
Since Christ wept over Jerusalem,
must He not be grieving over our
Our cities think they know what
contributes to their peace and pros
perity, but often cho"'e whar enses
turmoil and deier.
.The tmuees that make dens of our
cities are not always thieves of
money; often they are thieves of hont
or and purity, of health i'nd'happi
"'The people" are always "ver', at
tentive" to Christ, - or- to whoev
crries the true Christian message.
Cities have been called the failure
of our Christian civilization. The
are failures only so far as they
not Chr istian.
Mission rcoms are generally smnal
but they are the greatest rooms i
the greatest cities.
No church can do so much for I
self as by doing much for a city ml
Too many churches sit down arn
wonder why "the highways and he
ges" do not come and hunt them
Alternate Topic for January
The Meaning of the Ordinance of
Rom. 6: 1-11; Gal. 3 27..
The duty of baptism rests
Christ's exatmple and Christ's co
mand; either of them is enough.
Baptism leads the devout soul i
the inner experience of Christ's de
ad life. Is not that worth av
Baptism is a token-the common
accepted token-of Christian disciple
It is the token Christ chose to pre
scribe, and He alone had the right to
prescribe it. --
"Repent and he baptized"-they are
always linked together.4
If we have enteredi into baptism, it
should be a presenlt. as well as a past,
experience. It was a death toi sini; it
is a life in Christ.
"Fewer persons may carry umbrel
las now than formerly," said J. T. Lu
cas of Baltimore, at the Hotel B
more. "but they 'are centainly cc
ing more expensive ones.' Mr.L
is a traveling salesman for an
"It is hard to believe that a pe
would pay $1,000 for an umbrella
I have had several orders of
amount. We had one for Tiffany
year. It seems difficult to fi
where the cost comes in, but it I
in the handle, which is rich In jew
First we take an ivory tusk wl
is brought direct from India, it
be two feet long in its crude at
and it is polished and workedo
this feature sometimes takino
month. Then it is studded with.
nonds or some other jewel. I
orders in Kansas City to-day for
brellas costing $200.
"I will concede, however, that
raincoat is cutting down the ni
of men's umbrellas used."