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There iii~ 11;1 111 a! 111.~ no 7
'The doi1-!,N S.
They alat s.?y icli :~m
The -,,e china to r
T.heres i- r i' unl j~11:_ .'11, v.:11
h' in' ke theIv-, thti YOU
Upon the pl' v a-.'! ho,
There'. no umc h
I ~ ~ t asL''" - .
lay at ;atielior in : i
f.m'vlrdte watves. i
r!ed up the un imw o'v -u s
Clan tIll. -:L~ w sp
Sv"nstyi1. Go do.1N11n :n hi'
o..mrj ere His 1.~ I ~*L
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oc. Ow ut 1r;u~ t
iwe!~ o. te - iY
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**te~ ':tS Ist :'isfIn')A~
R IS AWAY.
when mother Ts away;
uitter what you play.
att so Ztdli anA queer-3 '
igz when mother's bv to hea?.
onesomeC w4aitim:: there;I
I I I J
eating; only air!.
niost be'1eL-e yol: S(14
!O 1110'ier emes c- to tJ.
iand driin ,' '' in si
are never ha'; ic,
1k for any pain, of miie;
la a i,
::ravel-cov-ered. Two tables were there 11
anld a miedley of chairs, while nearer
to the house sodalong benlchi. tri
He seated himiself upon the latter to P:I
await-otyhatever should occur. A very d
snalinfanit caetoddling" toward him
fron round :- corner of the building.
The child hecld a piece of jami-covere d
bread inl his hand. As lie pressed his
-1ma:11 framel Confidingly agaminst Gainls
ford the iam left a red stain upon the th
whlite duck trousers. Gainsford. in his T
p)reoccuipation. allowedl the misfortune
to nISS almDost unheeded.
Ho lo~dsed uip quickly ait the, soundI~
f an exclamation . STw e lersef. the
de who had lived in his mind's eye,
tood i he flesh lefore hil . He
Hetarede for aI while ipn dtnh amaze
mwent. Thaevrcinl of her faures,
if her forn. all this eatwped him. Hle
oticdrbut orne himt-she wore atr
Ther" asihl a Ii:ht'C in jhr cyes asl
_1:Inrd's hand went ot toward hr.
!oi% the jwas not athei saim There
:: besn a grot unh ..A hesthe
liey in uwh upttirs. ht thl sno r
rI. t SeeC I 1iti1Y. Bu t this muclh
i:Is e n ha t wher n he mid left a e
rel s soorr a whl Iirm(-stalked
mt.Io e ra now hna.r -
"W'heiel: I nevxier did!" s iihe eles. s iip
Gainsford exper: nced ard her. In I
ie r. Her mod,, of exp)ression had "O
n tuore diffident inl he 4)d days. .
m21t her eyes wera .1as priIey ais ever.
'hey Were da.n'cing wth. pelasure now.%%
"To think of it" She1. exitt lis me.
'Why, ieems jst se like old tis see
nii you hecre.- h.)t
irHer he wor s is yj ithoht sa e .
irly wer te arcigwt eyesadremulous
*'ce think of hadknwn ot'lx'ai~
"T oherae? hhahngd"h bgn
er that wis vo~ie wime from lhie
ithr ap.rrbl daisond. "Bumgt the .i
>ath was thesame.-Iparsd tetne thi
i-the-tn where wrd '' ne< hugt
Set broke ito th shy.l wlowgurdh
"Awh thargtoe sees ao reolus a
-Hie thatsi adnownar othr.H
"LTs o people comenher.e bew." sheie
Icet thinanset his mut aie Li-ouiryme
ith pay. Sihy eed himuwit 'au thde i
pecuwastie lok I"Would theustoke n
-the te? svher wse-" Ic
Sh rk noaltl augh.y.lt
"Yurt was azigward exalen her The
"It'sr( wther w. wae anweetit'sg y
lshltnga hea. an:1Of e cek
"Teo eure come ther w." ofhe ctit
oren oiimnas. rt hmt inqur:S
it pasilnghd." Seee iwh repeaten les
o"Cream" shlued. sk ejied. cl
he drtewmaptle fantaretrn. ogl i
"rs our it into alyel," he h
a i. "AtryudsneIdgtt n
hiking abu he thns:o adrad Wn
Oehing surris~dinsThre watem
Te vedutrte gird th walk of ilet er
ous semeds ston rock fori eod be Ur
uOre hi. alihnetpt oehr 0
thought-wealile ofarer.h pre. th
"as as i rearing. anCoerhta
Gi usf et it inubead, sheponfimad
o hil. "fer o.:aonp.d ett gat
LInkn abou"the murmurs yutuhd ly red pi
"My h iodes that ae frto ~I g~ ot w
o."ethin surprtinue. "Th was the nkeI
we taot t h girl that ayik mysletf th
a ory soe thcla worrie mfte of
d ore exprinc allters pu wtgter. n te
:dthugt-well started the livrfes-t a:
neut auinss. wAnng. Chtwt h
notfillths gand thgicce.rn go
"I ndo seerv itiiic'-wd l tmtithfpays' thp
T. he cninue't was en Ginkor tn
hokts pearl de mte cileo of the stf
pnc. hen whiie ctroe. alnsfored ana
aed satexeidncea arwm aiei- ro(
"odo. Iotyn was aeroy:" gote ma-is
iMo tyna ' we repated . htufes a
I:'t was 'undoubtedy wat bwush thatfr
lorned er anche thisycie- an auo
"We alled himrthat,"elhe iurmured. tin
TinssIant ave beetaaking rfo' ta
oan isjustctheysame old wfay. Jirstn a
tiesafr wie'voe ad gaiodd's
and tael himla ittl liing dislke o
grtiu. Mot you's oy "riht thit ad
voniishold loe ti Jickly sh ale.m
"obefore aeneford. Ganfrdu-h
hedt ws tnd.Thbe ac blush atn fro
eiond t' hee tnity ofimanendwe
"e led histhda," she prurm :
teeue of hat?"fce wc
Then-s cId wasgtilaelee gyating wlY
abon ut the airmTe olmay. bent toand er
-Mossy:" ne said, "run awayn oter
Gainsford shivered. Mossy:' 1. was
ie last straw.
"Its a fine afternoon. sir." said Jim.
"The atmosphere of this plae nIt
hat it wa s. re irne ainsf iord.
"It's wonderful healthy." pro' estcd
Just then his wife retinoed wIih h
a tray. The desire wf tl i l1'resed
einsford. Ice(lless of the probabill
es. lie pleaded indispositio.
"Of course." he conclutled. "' ):!y
1i The tea."
Jim's eye's wavered dildenty he
ren tile tea tray and the vistifir.
"There's no getiig away fron:i the
ct that it was p'epared speshul. ie
lmittel. "But seein' as it's yo i. ir.
[pposin:: wve Say s ixponeec itsei of ;I
His wife's fine eyes loved in ap
Gainsford drew half a crown from
s pocket. le swillowed on-e or
riee ere he spoke.
"Give the change to-to-Mossy. he
The final word was his sacritiec to
e astres of what once hal b)een a
Oriouis Spiritlulal edifice.
No. you need not come hack with
e,." Gainsford assured Luttrell. upon
s return to the small craft: "the fact
that the one I expected to tin.1 was
Ah, it's just as well." returned Lut
11. "These little dippings in'o the
st are either dangerous or h'tterly
sappointing. I heard from a man
1o had been there that there is an
cellent tea place in the neighborhood.
all we go?"
'Not for worlds'" said Gainsford.
0on see I happen to have been in
re once already this afternoon."
1[CN. L NICS
rhe four-wheel drive automobile
ek built in Milwau!kee. uses wooden
0S in piace of rubber cn its 'e
,es, and the makers claim they last
iger and give better results.
Ihe building of the Iichigai Cen
I Iailway's tunnel under the D
it tiver from Detroit to W\indsor,
nada. will he one of the biggest
ces of under-water construction ever
empted in this country. Including
roaches. the tunnel 'will be approxi
,tey a imile and a half long, antd the
leral plan calls for two single track
yes separated by a concreLe wail and
ed with concrete.
Eery beattiful eff(Cts are now pro
'd by engraving the surface of dli:
nd(s. A French jeweler. Bordinet.
invented tools for this purpose,
ich it is said, only his son is per
tted to use. Among the surprisin.
gs thus produced is a dliamflond cut
o the form of a ring. polishied <m
inside, and covered with -lelicate
'aving on the upper surface. An
er is an engraved diamioud fish.
tmonds are also engraved with ari
ral bearings. Only in the past few
as has it been possible to bore holes
ough diamonds, but this fer;. is now
ompished in many cutting establ
iments. The bcred stones are theu
tng together with other gems, or
ir Patrick Manson. speaking re
tly of tne work. of the London
10)1 of Tropical Medicine. which has
xady established laboratories in Cey
in the Malay Peninsula and at
ngkong, dwelt upon a poigt of much
ortance, to which comparatively
e attention has hitherto been given.
e natives of the troliics. he said.
'uld be educated. in the principles of
tiene as applied to the conditionS
i which they live. In order to
lize this idea lie suggested that tu
*n in the rudiments of the subject
id be afforded to native children
:he colonial government schools. Un
the nativeS co-operate in the work,.
sanitary scheme can be thoroughly
red out, and co-operatica implies
onsul Haynies at Nankin reports an
akening of activity in railroad-build'
in China. China is as idea: a land
railway development as any. and
it has only one mtile of railway for
Iry 130.000 inhabitants, while the
ited States haes a mile for every
Iinhabitants. The concessions that
re been obtained for railways in
na cover regions rich in minerals
1 agricultral products. Let the
rat Chines!, coal-tields once be
med up by the extension of rail
s and a great change must result.
the provinice of Shansi, for instance.
ro is said to be a continuous field
xcellent anthracite 13.500 miles in
a, and containing seams from fif
n to forty feet in thi-kuess. There
also much bituminous coa: in the
apupe is the Indian name of a plain
it grows in Mextco, along -he Gulf
ist. It has wvithin the p)ast year or
o attracted considerable attention on
ount of the apparent commlercial
lue of the fibre derived from it. The
tives have long used it for making
>s, cordage. iugs, hariats. bridles
d fish seines. The plant bears a re
nblance to the henequenl plant of
tcatan, but is said to yield a greater
antity of fiber. The fibcr comes
>m the eaves, and is white, strong
a fiexibe. The plant is propagated
a peculiar way. A stailk grows up
in tihe centre. and( the branches
iich it puts forth become detached
d fall to the ground. where they
te root. This process occurs when
plant is about six years old, but if
Sleaves arc taken off. not until about
i fifteenth year.
. satisfied with the usual grafting
oppted by floricuilturists, a French
tu, M. Molliard, of Paris, has started
t transform vegetables. Already
has succeeded in turning a radish
:o a potato-accordinlg to a recent
:t seems that after payinw $1500 a
~ii::e fo: "Fads and FaneA.;," New
>rk's smart set still has money
ough left to pay $1500 a pair of
SOUTHERN * f
TOPICS Of iNTEREST TO THE PLANTE
Tertilizing *Aveet 1'4)*,t-%111 .
Th-lir'. thing io enda-inth
rowing or Mhe swez 100ao is As
AY. 1: is Iovn more. i:: WIh
pt . Uniorm1111.y li . siz- am nd
pearalIcei wheln pial 1 'im m 1-ke1
a1re. al-so eii-d t : t :14. Theila
tato that br-inrs tho ha pri inl th
tlitierent markoeis i, rieh:ttl '. al -U
and in shle rouLd rainr than t >
10.n9. Whenl vooked( it, shold be dry
Rlild 13valy. :uni of k gooni. rich 1 stl. I
Maiy--s. all of theie requirelleiuent'
ea he secured if ca is exervised in
selection of soils and plai. uoL. since
the chartetcristics of [lip .rp are in
fluenced both by the lraeter of the
soil and of the manure and fertiizers
The soil best adapted to the sue
eessful growin.t of sweet poitcs is
known to be the dry. slandy loams. and
tll, most useful fertilizer-s are thos(
which contain an abundance of miner
als. phosphoric aeid and potash, and
not too large supplies of tiuickly avail
Accordim: to Professor Voorhees. of
New Jersey. 20) bushiels of sweet po
tatoes. not including vines. g'ontaini on
an average of thirty piounds of nitro
;an, ten of phosphoric acid and forty
ti--e of potautsh. While it is Abownl nitro
g n is needed. it is not desirable to
b1-ve too no11ch1. partieularly in soluble
form, since it enlconrages to) rank a
rowth of vines: also a larg.. rather
oblong rot of an inferiOr <Iuality.
When the Crop is intendeI for the
;eneral and early market. larger appli
eations of nitrogen (-n be used. and ex
periients show that organic forms are
referable to soluble forms. though
OW. season and climate Lar.ely influ
ence this point.
The one elemniot required Ie a eon
iderable excess of the otlier two is
potali,1. and -:I mnixtirle that has proven
siisfactory is three Ier (t. v i rOngen.
seven per cenit. phosphoric acid and tenl
er cent. pItsh. used in very liberal
amounts. Experinniis both in New
Jersey and Georgia ha e shwn that
(mria!i Ifertil i.ers canl) he d4pel'nded
1pon0 to p1odice 11a11ximum -rops of
jw'i pt ators, and at much sm1a:ver
cost whan with yard 1ma4nures.
The aplication of fertilizors shonld
e Inade some time before the plan11
are set. As stated. tlie best quality Cf 1
> otatO.eS is prodIuceed upon rathIPr light.
andy Lnds. This is t soil that call
iie wtl sprin. ain1 the
fertilizers can he ;yidied when miain
1p the hill, if thry :ire mandei tip two 1
>r three weeks before Ihe phpats arc :
:et. Durin-, the preparation of the I
idge, if thait is the systemi followed.
he fertilizers may. be distributed and1
ell mixed with thme soil. Sometimes
then the soils contain moore (lay and:
mmus. the mainlenIu elenments (c:an he
pplied brosadcast the fail previuous.
m4ld only il-e' nitrogenus fertilizers ap
plied immelldiately to the phmaut. If
aint is usd als it freqluently is in1
eorgia and other Southern States, it
s very necessary that it be well mixed
ith the soil before setting ouit thle
lants.-D. I. Dimcatn.
126 Bushela of Corn Per Acre.
I have read 3Mr. A. J. 3foye',~ article
on how to make tifty bushels of corn
per acre: aiso 3Ir. W. ('. Mioores on
0) bulshels: but seeing they hatd noi
eched the miaximumlll. I ha:1ve decided
o tell your readers how I madte 1-(
ushels per acre. -
First. broadcast 10) poun~ds mnuriate
otash and 800 pounlds :mcid to each.
ere. Then break 1:a111 as deeply as
ossible with a two-horse piow. Next:
ulverize thoroughly with an~ Aemne oir
ome other harrow. Next run rows
six feet apart.
Now broadcast ab~out I300 poundl~s
ottonseed meal. aind with ai two-horse
plow bed on first furrow until the.
ulowing come~s together haLf way Ibe
ween first furrow. W\hen ready to
plant repeat this plowing again, not re
versing the ridge, but begin on top
f ridge and making beds aIs high as
you can and getting as deep) down in
the ground between tihe ridges as pos
Next take wing off the two-horse
plow aril drop it in between beds als
deep ais your team can pull it. Now
with a one-horse turning plow throw
two small furrows together bietweemi
this small ridge and sow enough corn
idges. Set your corn planter 0n11
to insure a stand.:
Wheni up andl out of danger from
bud worms. etc.. thin to eight to tea
nhes. The corn now is very deep
own betwveen thme bieds. bu1t will not
drown. as thie sub~soil is broken at least
twelv inches below tihe plianting. The
fertilizer is niow mtostly on the high
rides betwveen the r-ow of young corn.
which should not lhe forced~ too fast
while yountg. I commntelld nmy culti
atin very~ netar the (orn1. leaving
very hizh ridges between t' rows in
tact. The setond' plowing I applied
Olhout Z00 poundts 3-S -:1 f:'rtilizer.
This wvas sown se as to be well mixed
with first and second furrows turned
His appcarance puts a promise into
our bitterst partiis5. (
Teyv find the life of glory who fol
low thle glorious Lord.
Tev cannot enter His life who
know 'nothling~ of 11is :'athm.
Isi 't it suprising xvh::t a lo o f loO.
'ar1ins arc olYercY a man waent he
The day of the birth of hiipe was
that of tihe death oft despair.
The life that would be like an Ens
t lily must be willii-r to give up the
rihes of its perfume' to a thoughtless
nd unigreatful wvorldi.1
Some people speak three times be-1
fore they say anything.1
If you are fond of a high old time.
buy a grandfather' clock4)1.
People who aren't married have
.r- op;ti.is;., vie-s ahout wedded I
4R M -:- IOTES.
R. STOCKMAN AND T RUCr GIG%4Ef.
Ioward :h4 lorn .\tith tirid plowing
i a pl d 20 I~tut sun~e oE s mefer
tiizer-: :t founh 1.lowiniu I g;41 it
poiisll X:- :nr.~ Thi~s wasl~ doneij whien
ih ':cor wai siki: ald insseiUg
plwin vryv haI! Iw I,,:: the corn
111i jeep in litre f 10'di!: pbolvilg
1one 11h1"lw and1( waitin hre dalyS or
111 i X r:ain bef1io ling~i the ude~.
Th'lis ty of ploim: whidie out :11
11,r1n111,y I flillowedl 1urillg tile entire
My ftrtiliz-r hi:ll vas 'i biouL '8O per
a'r. and I atilo stir.. it incieiased my
vie-Id seveity-live hushels. I am aware
that man.1 1y fariers bwlieve' : large
quantity of liertilizers burns crops dur
ing drotighs. but I an of the opinioln
that large quantities well mixed wit4
the soil will largely help to sustain the
crops through severe droughts. I at
ribute my large yield largely to ph'nty
of miisture. large cuinatity potasis and
the very prolitie kind of corn I planted.
The corn tilled out very perfectiy one
lour stand shelling 1:8 pounds from
nineteen pounds cob.-F. L. Lucas,
Wilon County. N. C.
A Practical Waaon Builder.
T1e following was written for the
Farm Journal. The directions. though
intended for people at the North. are
just as applicable here and even more
iportint. hieause. our climaite being
-:o much warier. the wood work dries
mit so iich faster.
Tio uglh not o farier. I am employed
n1 Ile grei:it farm wagon factory here.
;d bliev1 that I Canl give a word of
aivice is it the isinig of farm itwagons
,ad :tiout keeping them so as to maike
hem last se(veral years longer than the
Wh len first purchiv-lse1. take a wrench
nil tig!hten every nut. striking (very
holt a1 sl;irt tap onl the i'ead before
ightenjing the sanni.. Contilue thi
>raetic each monthi as tle constant
ar of the wag.nl will imke the iimt.
work loos": :nd( : loose wagon s0oof
The kein sholild be wipeid off eleaD
very tin: it I': greak-sl. as. Ilat re
nlovos. the :grit th:lt vollects' anld wevarr
h- skein :n(1 hox so 9st.
Whln the pint wears ;ff the felloe.q.
ite some)n pailint (r linsiied oil that yot
.U ut oil-to preserve tie wood froir
hw w.ater and mud.
Never lets tires gti loose ('eiugi to
:e'vd viring vil. :imd evr -wire them
in if tleiy do. Also. never ruini a
V ila: iIt 1i1 polli t1 >weil the wheel
o li. ile tire. hIve some illomltillit
:1ith f.it the tire :nd tighteil thiie
vbedl the richtr way.
Have a dry shedl to kei'p the wvagoD
ieltr whein niot in Use.
The foregoing ritles wvill apply te
:fime( far im Xlplemenflt5 al most as5 well
What if it dotes requiire some troubllle'
rh- best thlings we' have always iOnd
:lhofr andii (-art: :lud the man11 who ;:ivei
aor and c;:re always has the besI
soil Preparation Half the Battle.
Fertilizer for m~elonts or cuuears
h10uld( analyze :ihout five per eint.
dosphorie acid. ei;:ht per cent. potasb!
md four andit one-half per cenft. Ilitro)
reni. .1 fertilizer oif nearly this~ comli
it ion might lhe purcha sed in the mnez
it. If so de'sirrd. however. the fer
5 01ften the eblnpe pif' n 1 and1 w111 ill givt
list :1s good results.
Te following maiterils will givi
pproximately thle ablove ana lysis:
jent............. ............00: lbs0
su 'phate of 1poitashl (high
rd.... ... ............ .. . 27 his
itonseed miealI.... .... ... -..5 lbs
Tital.. ...... ...........'I1Xhii
Su lha t' ofWd poli is likely to givi
higher ialhty of fruit in the casie o'
raterelons and ioitalloupes. i hougl
n the c-ase of eueuombers mluriate' wit
ive as good results.- H. Ha~rold Hlume
fort icuiturist. North Carolina Depart
Wwsung Pthosphoric Acid.
It is estimateid byv some of the lead
ng: agriculural chiemists thlat the
orlds suppily of plhosphoruis, a ver:
m ipotanit and essen'itial e'lemeniit 0
hant food. and without which 11
dent-e can~ lhe grown. wvill. mnder 0ou
resent wazsteful systemI f agr'iituir
' exhauisted witin thet neXt tift:
ears. Thie stupll)I us~t waste of 501
eirtility thait hlas oreurre~d ini this amt
tier c-oun~tri'?5 in the past mlust Ii
pediy chbecked. Thlis merans tha t s
Ow sysetemi of :1griti tiure whlich econ
miiizs the plant food in the soil with
lt diminishing tile yield or the vaIn'
if the cr-ops producedj'i. is becing devel
>pdi. Inl othier words. thlis systen
sii1 take thioug~ht of thle fultur Iit'
Vfoll as of the presenlt proidncetee
if the lanid. Thiis mne ims that thie
armier of thie future miust be nie
oiuited w ith tile sai! anid understanm
lww to manageIZ it so :i to secure~ thi
argest yield with the least injur)
-i his land.
IHaif of San Franeisco was destroy
1 b earthqujtake and fire. 200 lives
;eing lost more than 1.000 persons
ejured and enormocus property loss
Strikers in and around Len.
-'rance. had combak with troops and
rounded manxy. (only dispersin~g when~l
e riot act was read
P romient sientIix'ts tgathered in
'liladelphia to celebrate the anniver
ay of Benjamin~ Franklin's birth.
Fat her Louis Martin. General of
lie Jsuits. died of. cancer of the
iroat, in Rome.
The statue erectedl ini Poris to the
nemory of Benjamin Franklin was
The Drydock Dewey was sighted
:ar Port Said, andl should have reach
PORTH ILEABUE LESSON
SUNDAY, MAY 6.
Our Call to Service.-John 15. 16
1 Cor. 1. 27, 28.
Every true call s from God. H
knows us--our powci s. our petuliari
ties. wir liimitation. K :ving us, 1i
calls us. Who are we, that v., shoul
refus.'? We (an iefuse. True enough
but. w!:,iT ! e is w. : li living if it i
;,-ing livei in opposition to God's de
i Siuh a life has If.t its inne
sprint of j There is no confilene
in it. no yrawkr, no lasting good. Bit
ter to be a vesel of dishonor, in th
world's e:.:, than to be a brofk en Yes
sel, unfit to serve man b:cause ;nwil
ing to serve God.
All power comes throuigh obedi-ene
to the laws which contiol it. The en
gineer has power by the use of stea:n
because he obeys the laws which con
trol steam. Let him disobey them
and he not only loses his power. bu
he invites disaster. The sailor trim:
his sail to the wind if he would hastet
his voyage. So God's power is at tho
disposal of everyone who is willing t(
use it. If the life is really submittet
to God he will work through it, and i
will be, in the highest sense, a sue
Wherever you find the record cf
life which has done great things fO1
God, you find that it has been a lifi
definitely joined to Goa's nie by faitl
in him. It has nct measured its task.
by its own weakness, but by God'*
strength. To believe that God w.!! al
ways give power to do all he rcquire
of us is to live the victorious life.
God is in no such haste mat h
seeks to use unprepared people. A
wise man once said, "I care not hot,
late I come, so I come fit."
When a man starts unready or
God's work he soon gets tired. Thal
explains the roformer who needs re
formation. the preacher who su'"Ce:e
better in business, the evangelist whc
has broken down. and the noniina:
Christian who is taking a permanent
vacation from Christian work. Th'-s
have seen no vis'on, have felt no com
peiling incitement, have heard nc
voice of promise and power.
There is no rest for anyone whom
God has called to service until the call
is obryed. The deserter cannot rest.
Ie knows his place is with the army.
He i* trying to hide from the autiori
ties. He is never safe from deierttion
and exposure so long as he lives un
der the flag. He uses more energy
in avoiding his duty than lie would
need to do his duy. God his given
us our right work. our best work. If
w- but see it, and attempt it with all
our strength. our life will be lived at
its best Otherwise our better life will
never begin. No worker works so
hard as the shirkter, or gets so little
Among the WheAt or the TarIst
Where am I?. Matt. 13. 24-39.
The wheat is the~ rule, the tare the
exception. in every field.
If the church keeps awafke, its
field will keel) clear-ofL tares aind al!
The tares are more prominent
than the wheat. because their headse
are emnpy.--there is no grain to pull
them over. So with men.
'"Judge noi" is acomri'and for' all
times. and espe'ially for the timel's
when jaugment is obvious and easy.
If you are sure you are the only
heat-stalk in the fld. you are
uite certainly a tar('
The kind of Chr istian Christ re-.
joicee over has rno time for hunting
up) the :-ins of others.
We re to make men better v:bere
Tihis uirable does not rmean th)at
nwort hy mitmber)Os may not be cx
pelled froum The church: but it must be
one only under the sure guiudance of
The best way to get rid of tatres is
o crowd, the soil full of wheat
No farmer fears to enrich his 'arm,
saying, ''So much the more food for
he weeds." He does not intend to
It is the abanidoned fields that
row up with worthless pflanlts: they
are the business of such fields, the
accidents of tilled fields.
The farmer knows that he may
make a mistake in sowing his field,
and sow some weeds; but he LOWS.
If the wheat rcocs not seek to
hange the tares into wheat, the
heat will degeneriate into tares.--F.
Where evil is clear and~ open, we
may uot hesitate to deal with it; but
here it is questionable. we had bet
er hold our .hand till we have full:r
ttidance.-C. H-. Spurgeon.
The Only Remedy.
Edwin .James w~'as one of te most
billliant Engiish lawyers of his day.
but he was always in financial diffil
clties. .At one time he livetd in some
West End chambers, the lanudlord! or
which could rnever obtain rent. At
last he had recourse to an expedient
which he hoped would arouse his ten
ar.t to a sense of his obligatio'ns. He
aked him if he would be kind enou~gh
to advise him on a little legal mat
ter in which he was concerned. and on
James acquiescing drew up a state
ment specifying his own grievance
against the learned counsel and asked
im to state what he considered tho
best coo: so for a landlord to taka
uder such' c::nsiderations.
The paper' was returned to the land
lord the next morning with the follow
ing sentence subjoinod: "In my opin
ion, this is a case which admits of
only one remedy-patieace."-Balti
more Daily Record.
Exposition of French Silks.
An exposition of French silks will
he held in the Galliera Museum mn
Paris. writes Consul Atwell, of Rou
baix. As it vwill contain rare exhibits
of b'oc'ades, embroidered, printed and
pinted silks, it should receive the at
tentioa of American textile designers
and manufacturers as showing the lat
tideas in silk fabrics. It will be
t~mMy25 to September 30.
; THE SUNDAY SCHOOL
INTERNATIONAL LESSON COMMENTS
FOR MAY 6
snai-ject Th earable of the Tares. M[att.
' ii.. '4-30. 3-43--Golden Text, Gal.
%.. 7'-- Memory Verse. 30-Tople:
e Probleins of Gnod and Evil.
- I. The parable (vs. 24-30). 1. The
owin (vs. 24. 25. 24. *Another par
able." -leIsus .;w t'iat this mode of
teachin~ was t-h safest and most im
Prsive melthod for the general public.
- "A man." The "man" represents the
Son of 1:1i i-. :;7. He alone is the
2 source Of ;;lI good seed. 'Good seed."
- In the irable of. the sower Jesus said
the seed was the word of God. iii this
- He said, "The good seed are the chil
dren of the kingdom" (v. 3S). God
sbws iiothing but truth: His childrei
are converted through the truth. ~In
His field." The field is the world (v.
3S). The world is His field. When
Christ conies to take possession of that
which is His own. 25. -While inen
slept." In the night. when evil-ills
posed persons would try to injure-the
property of their neighbors. *Wheu
professors were lukewarm and pastors
indolent." His enemy." "The enemy
tnat sowed them is the devil" (v.:3!0.
Notice that Jesus refers to him' as
"His" enemy. The devil is not only the
ciemy of Christ but of all who foHow
Christ. "Sowed." A kind of injury
frequent!y practiced in the East. fk-om
maiiee and revenge'. "Tares." This is
literaliy "darnel." the weed that grows
among the wheat.
2. The tares discovered (vs. 2r. 27).
2f;. "Brought forth fruit." Their real
,difference was seen when the fruit ap
peared. Compare Vatt. 7:1t;-20. There
is agreat deal of secret wickedness k
the hearts of men. whieh is' lon-hIk
under a eloak of 'a professid. 1t
breaks out at last. 27. -The seiants.'
The faithful and vigilant :nisters E
Christ. "Said unto Him." They dis
eavered the devices of the devil and
eame with grief to tell the Lord about .
it and inquire into the cause. "Whence
I -tares." Only good seed was sowfn.;ara
we may well ask how have these taes
come? This is a question which has
blecn asked ever since the days of Job.
.. The harvest tvs. 28-30).. 28. "An
enemy." The ienchin -f Christ-show
c(Gnclusively that there is an active. in
telligent. personal devil. Those are in
error who teach that the devil is only a
liranriple of evil in man. *Hath donp
this." God made men. as He .did au
gels. intelligent creatures. and conse
quently free, either to choose good or
evil: but He implanted po evil in the
human soul. An enemy. with man's
concurrence. bath done this. Zainel
in the church is properly lypoerites
and wicked persons which Satan intro
duces into religious societies in order to
.desiroy the work of God and thus fur-:
ther his own designs.. -Wilt thou."
etc. Here is another question which
has agitated the chlirch for ages-. 4
question as to the right of disctplne.
Let us remember that a rash zeal.is as
much to be feared as h-a, diseipline.
:D. "*He said. nay. Gods thoughts.
are not our thoughs: we ofteuties
act very unwisely wvhen we do 'not ap
ply to Christ for direction. ,
30. "Let both grow zozether."i botit
will grow together. and it is God only
wtho knowethi the hearts of men and
wvould be able to. separate theorighteouis
from the unrighteous. "Until the ha'r
vest." 'The har-vest is the end of the
world" (v. 33. The .iudgmuer.t day:
the time of summing uip the accotmts
of the world. A tinial and complete
separation will eeriaiuly be made at
that time. "I will say to the reapers."
The angels are the reapers tv. 39,. but
they are tinder the direction of Christ.
into whose Lands alil thinus have been
given. "In bundles." Some writers
think there is an intimation here that
in eternity sinners will be put togeth
er "according to their sinful propensi
ties." --To burn them."-he wicked
will be punished.
II. The interpreta tion vs. ?,0-43). 1.
.esus alone with His disciples (v. 3G.
3';. "Into thme house." This had beeni
a v-ery busy day, and on that same eve
ning Jesus crossedl the Sea of Galilee
with His disciples: but before they did
this they evidently retired to their
place of abode in: Capernaum for rest
and refreshment. When a'one they
asked Him to explain the parable.
2. Au explanation of terms tvs. 37
3ib. 37. "-Son of Man." No donbt our
Lord claimed the title, Son of Mamn,
which .vas already given Him in the
Old Testa ment (Dan. 7:131. SS. "Fiekt
is the world." This arable explains
the entire structure of the system of
probation under the Christian dispen
sation. It describes the struggle witlt
e'vil in the world until the juidgudent
dlay. "-Good seed." Cleain wheat rep
resenting the truths of the gospel and
also those who embrace those truths.
Gods children are the seed. - "irbe
tares." etc. The wick-ed are called
children of the devil because their'sin
fuli natures have been brought about
through his agency. 39. "-The, reap
els." Those who do the divine will.
3. The end of the ,Torld (vs. 40-43).
40. "Tares-burned." That which is
worthless will be destroyed. Fire is a
common figure in the New Testament
to describe the retributions of the
wicked. The wicked will be destroyed,
1st not annihilamted. "End of this
world." The day of judgment. when
Christ will conie and the probationary
state will end.
4L. "His kingdom." The world is
herec regarded ais belonging to Christ.
"That ofiend." Those who caluse oth
er-s to sin, as well as those who are
openly wicked. shail he ceast into hell.
42. The figures oif this v-erse express
the terriibleness of tihe end of a lost
soul. 43. "-Then." When the proba
tiorary state has ended, and when the
wicked and every evil thing have beenL
removed. '-Shine forth." A picture of
heaven. "Ears to hear." The one
whmose inid is openf to time tr-uth. and W
whomi is ready to obecy. All have ea;-s,
but all do not hav-e cars to hear.
The proprietor of a newly furnished
uptown hotel has given an order to a
publishing house for 200 Bibles.
"I have been hearing a lot lately,"
he said. "about hotel guests going
wrong because there were no Bibles
in their rooms. Several years agog it
was the practice of many h-otels to
include a Bible in the list of neces
sar-y furniture. Gradually the people>
-who were back of the enterprise lost
interest, and the books disappeared.
IIt rnow seems that many person1s, par
ticulIarly co mmercial travelers, comn
nain of missing them. I requently
they read a ch-apter -before- going to
bed just to drive away the buit s, but
rtw they rever get a chance to look
inside a Bible. That being thme case.
it shall not be said. that any man stop
ping at my house is driven to perd!
tion for- the want ci a Bible"-New
To test for cake, white paper shoulA
turn yellow in five minutes, if the
oven is the r'ght temperature.