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it' in U1 O~w::ys the' Wn0 oi.
JA fSKV:~ UnitI is the ox 99'9::.
Va9:9. A pI 4ow (O19f- :: h'l !i
$ ):8 t 599(1('p- un1t1'l t -i. 1 :9 . v ;9 i vkl0. rt
without i,~'n~.Z it. )V'!bl
Vres the Iil 99 1;i4 .1 [l99 iJ~tc
vov1; :9~.. oil tl' !99,111 ir ''(
d.rlce -a uzh tt 991h9)" Jw:9
t9 ie p!owv-- e 1: 11 999':9U'19 fo '9" 'a 9ve9
und1er a miiikk in thiY 'PT h N'01
in Qlwing: is to) in9vert an quiverize.9'~
fir, s~oil a:9 otI ar it.1!9 f' 1 or " iopi,
I' Ivring ni9:5 Tiv wi pedrimii :d as to in.
%-r thle soil wilho1l'm 9 1 *t'~.ri~ it. ,ocepl
in tho u of' the irltt(9Wi IAl i i
WSW~9 thtI if a9 ('eny;*I4 t~ I;QudMu
19!-.11 twrill!. lle oo t of flit'.uu
WE;: have N; corntnal whii 9 larar un-11.(99
t;-, nutuy9 l 19C,'ic. t1Si.9hat ie o.; .can
1:01t penetrate them.% A oas'was
1'Aotl'ght to the 99tclof the writer
wiieha oectllnvd9 on ! farin 991 Aoult99u
1.a9dfor ('0r99. On(-' plow o'i.a(9 of
cLhdiron, withl a9 .p911g9-5fl:90d rnold'
l2'99' ;V%'S st-tried 41" 0IL*' ;;.i 4f tilt
6olzd and1 a se't,1l 19*q9v Nith 'it abrupt
wa-o~i '"s sualpilo on Me1 other.
Ri'e first I 11'90910 wer l 99( l 9and iwut
,, . My. but dihi W' 'iol:v*'ra/ Wu Woi.
'%'iue dranug,',! NW.ts an1' 9(1d irs'
-Ir eait "99*i "1 'I'llo ..."Oi jullil
lnlrd91999Xli% mvint t,% 11i'.m rnor
fre.sico w;:cii ivr ) the j
broken 1Ty We "'Ccl Qlw x\a an. n-h
'-tit fld-10. rd iv. W*' tl r-I ~ ches
10" IiThe first w.'.; ".1'"d WOt N:'~
(901 ahundanv~m* 1''\ 1 is W9
tha.9t th~e P'9r 1999 f ThV AM-I brsk~r
with W.~ si:lpbw woum' (U2ke a,
Im t a I hird on x'ee (199 thian that
'lrico itil ill'. 91: I'. I OO'9(. though
the hs~e (TOP OU he at9v9loge iitre
~ARM * fUlT&?I.
7 1 0 .S
iR., S!0CKMAN AAC r? .% f.EP
will sow,; them in ;;: --ope ft.rrow,
yon will nevver hiv l'em killed out.
Let u all Unjit. n :no v so mu11(.h
ain that the his of .a S iln. d
will Je coeed wvith , c;:ol of green
next winter :isik e:11 arly 'ring iu s
they have everehad i0 fore. It nei'id
not cut your ron(1 iI ouir area O
:ere: you van m(: ak. _oie od Corn, or c't
ton (.itr. afte Ti. ::rain. If yo
w-ill only mnanure, 1:zl:an his is
wvhat we vain you i o ). Spread on
the m1anlure and( tnich-1 your lan1d.
Ma1:1 ke two erops iw:e e grw oe he
fore." and let us ftii;il r boast. "that
i we have soil and liinzate in whicih we
can grow aluost any cr).."-1.i'L1ern
Stick to Strawiteri.
The editor of th- Tampa (Fl:i.1 Thrms
takes a text from an i'm in in en
change and preaches fromt it a n ps
iellent sermol. It begins abmuT straw
herries. but applie s equalily well to any
form of market girdening o iruck
The Plant City Courier tels of a
i man in that viinity who has already
I this season shippe( : vorth of
strawb is from. tV.O !d11 a Ilialf norier
of land. andi has yEt enough lert to
I carry the recelits up ito a round thou
sand dollats ai aer.
I tIn'taices like teivs cuole every noW
and then to remind us that men in
this section ought to stiek to a tiling
even wbon it occa.sionaily goes into
eclipse. .3rabTerries are splenidly
piying Crops three S..sons out of four.
iand yet there are men so blindI that
when they have met a loss in their
cuiltivatioii. or failed (if the gr-at re
ward they xpected. quir their cultiva
I 1o in disgust. This has been a very
favorable sensen. and if : man has lost
three previous erops-which, by the
way. he has iever do:n,.. he would have
moadne llndsonl:' noney iii te oing run.
Lapk of syt'matically st4icint tO
an iitelligelt policy in farmint is 11,e
bane of operations in Suth Fl A.
Foililowin;- a rnmaorkalily good seasn
i lt thli... m1an-y no1wlgo into) her
ri-. Next s'A :n;y h", o1ly an
raV r.0P nd a large pionl of t1e men
!) ill(- i 1sly 1diis
poited in fl)(ir retturn. T1:oy wi
1qu.it inl disgu1st. whethrl 0h- rea'sonl he
the skeasol or tlh'i r m faihl :,n will
pr1rAim herry raisin.: to be a:
It * itolerably ertain tl1.- ;I at1y b si
i nes life a 111a11 1t ollO it skenfl3y
:Ind stity it all the till.e and he'w per
petually increasio. his knowled1gl' :Indl1
improving hiS ethods. it sollehow%
there seems to be an ipri'5sion abroad
tt anybol)dy 2 can rais strawhterrie,.
that it requires neUither kniowleidge nor
e xperece-n1iot inbt plants ph:-ed
ill the grounid. '\o wondier .anty pr~o
Thle expericedCt berry grower. wi'l
tell you tha)t there*( is nto businet
which requires more knowledge. wyork,
attetioni and skill thanf his pulrsuit.
Thle mani who applies these thlings will
wn big money. :and the man11 who tries
any other mleithOi. or fails in the :ap'li
ationi of all these. Will matke~ a d
What is said int tis~ aticle RA' sh
es w.hieb nlmy follow on the .1
subject is promlpte'd by tim kindest~ 01i
('Intions. Expressiins inl the na'.lture of
Criticism 0f aliparent neglect of cr"1n
ry homles we' hope may not he t::ken)
asfault findintg or miedlinlg withi af
ftis not 0our ownf. Itn ('llinhg :a~ttt illo
to a pparenlt derelietions iln th' attl'
51hould( he' we a1re actuatted only by the.
desre to bie of SOrvice to the rte-a!
popohi. fon, whliich of all ('lasses hiaveC
ou geatest mlmira tionl and1( resliet.
It is evidet to all who tra~vel in-hii
iS :liven1 to mat~kintg hlomes eomifoirtabl ii
a id atttralct ive by farmilers and1 0 oter
who live in tile e'nltry. I'ndoubtedly
uch of tile discontent felt (esielatlly
by' youngit people in the country :rties
fromu this conditioii. Their homtes emn-l
are unifavoraibly in appea1ranle withI
homes they see in town. In towni tutey
see pintedl houtseS. painted y:ard
aid shadelt trees. shrubis and vine~s :1ml
fowes. The(se~ evideniCes5 of self'-e
t."ml mia y just .1s w ell he enjoyedl by
far::'i . t an- td (children1 as by
'wn folks. They' cot but little mlnt.'hi
:md.2 es tles ini th" coutryat~ than in
towt. If sytt 5' i'al~ ly one t1he
work'l of beatutifyi'ng the hiome does not
ter of "ett ing starited at it. OThee fairlhy
tarte hd the wvork he Comles fa Scii:tting.
Ti's se.soni is ai t.oo time W wp; -
outherui Fruit Grnower.
t". tinsTry, eleantiiness an ld thrift and
eCs conistant ando reglart emtploymenCt
a1 lighit ebiarne:1t'r to every mi~febe
rollir er's fami
Trafi on the great lk's was com
It i aain asserted that Father
Iao has)i' P been pnt to desh by 1w1us
Th Eri'hO i'i'ernmenlt hlas char -
Maeb violence ilc aue di the Ma'
pet'sons5 beingi wounded('( and a maimberi'
arre's~ted. btit the ilitary~ iorces did
Si Henry TIascher'eau. ( hijef .1us
ie of Canada. has resigne'd.
Tie most exciting day sinice 3May ').
1801 was experienced on the New
York Stock Exchange. an new low
records is protminent stocks for tile
ear were established.
As molasses attracts flies; so does
a busy man attract loafers.
Latrre Fanilies in Merlin.
Th ril !-re :-!! ol irh in Berlini
last minthi thlrows somile interestilng
light oi the siz. ot German inlies.
One of th children I born as I he
tventy-irst in the family, the mother
ben: f'rty~ yars old. Another child
wtas the twentieth of the nuarriage.
New Snfrra-e Convertai.
- E.tal suffrage sceieties have been or
ganized in soie of the women's col
leges in this vicinity. Dean Thomas,
of Uryn Mawr. who went to the
suffrage convention held in Baltimore
a sceptic, has returned an ardeut advo
eate for wVoman suffrage and before a
large assemblage of stulents in chapel
:i Bryn Mawi spokO eltliusiaiticl ly
of her ciange of heart. As a result
a small woini suffrage club has been
organized at Bryn Mawr.
A Man's Menu.
At a recent suburban function the
menu was selected by the hIost, who
Said he was deadly tired of ice Crctil
and eake and foolishness of that sort
and wanted a change. As a conse
quence his light refreshments con:isted
of sandwicbes made of rye bread,
baked beans, hot frankfurters. pickles
and cheese. with mustard and horse
radish for relishes. and'coffee and
doughnuts for dessert. Strange to say,
the women guests seed to enjoy this
deelded departure from cut and dried
custom quite as much as did thn' men.
New York Mail.
Gun Metal Chains Popular.
Instead of the heavy round beads that
have been the fad for several seasons
tiny chains of gun metal are seen.
These chains have never been espe
cially com mended by manufacturing
jewelers, who would prefer that fickle
woman adopt a more expensive orna
incnt. The substitution for heads is
slender, almost invisible chains of gun
metal. to which are attached crosses
and other pendant ornaments studded
with stones. both preelous and sei
pr(eins. For wear with the ever-pop
ular lingerie waist these cha ins :1re
(ainty and appropriate.-New York
Put ting ostrich plimes und er. instead
Of over, hat brims is a fa of the sea
son. The quills are sewel to the hat
so that the fluffy tendrils fall on the
hair. and the softness against the side
of the coiffure makes many a plain
woman look pretty and almost :ny
shape hat becoming. The feathers are
placed so that they will touch 1he hair
in front and on the side, at the back
and one side, or entirely at the side.
In wearing a feather this way the
brim should slope upward, so that it
will be plainly seen. This gives the
hats a coquettish tilt thlat will be ex
eeedingly appropriate for young womn
en. or for older ones if they like a
jaunty look ing head-wear.
A Unique CharIty.
Baroness Marie Salzgeber, a wealthy
Ausatr:an widow, is about to tour this
country for the purpose of studying
chlaritable work. The Baroness is
President of the Emoress Elizabeth
Hlome, of Vienna. whose purpos? is to
give instruction in music and high art
to~ women forced to mak-e their ownl
way in tihe world. This Lome. run un
der the especial pattronage of Emperor
Francis Joseph and named after his
lhue E',npress, has in its six years' ex
istonee sprung rapidly to fame. In the
last few years a large number of Amer
ican women have entered, and now the
institution has become taxed to its
capactity. Sice the death of her hus
hand. who was an Austrian statesmuan.
the Baroness has given large sums
yearly to charitable work.
No Bluestockine-, she.
These are days in which it is rash to
count any long dead author forgotten.
We note, says the London Globe, that
Miss Alice C. C. Gaussen is to give us
k memoir of Elizabeth Carter. of "Epie
totus" fame. This lady, who was a
frirnd of Dr. .Tohnson, diet' just a hun
dlredI years ago- She was a prodigy of
learning and indtustry. In her youth
she read night and day, ehewing green
lea to keep her awake at one end of
the nilght, and hiring a gardener- to
wake her at the other end. She be
longed to tan age of literairy women,
and in 1778 figured wvith Hannah More,
rs. ,Sheridan, Mrs. TIIox andi five
others in a Colored ''epresentation of
the Nine Muses.
Yet "Eliza" of the Gentleman's Mag
azine was no bluestoekincg. "My old
frica~d, Mrs. C'arter." said JIohnlson.
"mid make a pudding as well as
trantslate 'Epicttus' from the Greek,
and work a hiandkerci'ef as well as
compoosea poem~l.' Mrs. Carter lived
to a great age. (lvin; on the 19th of
Feblruary. W1.6 at her lodgings in
Clar'ges street. Picmadillyv. We unl
dsantha t he niew ijograp henr will
Ihr own words.
Old Maids' Paradlee.
A veilin' le '" ld muaids' parais i stt '1
:,.mm Nlhore. ta:nl hlars the disinetion~
of pss1ing .fud of whichl th Iiro-.0
.wsaedevotedt to thei carec 1of dC
ther i's no a:) t!ii*life un uncder
r mti: tr Xmw anywhV~ern in
Sune Moe ian jai : of a
sefremained stigle. from choice or
rtherwvise. should be provided for when
hey hecame depiendent wholly up)on
themselves. The idea of an old folks'
home ini S:'ituate was at that time en
tirely out of the question. Miss .Ten
kinls straightway did the next best
thing, and left a fund of $3000. the in
terest of which is yearly distributed
among the worthy maidens of the
The Jenkmns fund has always been
ill chatrge of the selectmen. In the
inat fmw yars they have nlaced abont
personls. This 4.111 fui~w ias hend-ii
persoll .nI Scuitiie for so in3ny y'':
that the it have (1ome to re
gArd t a a very commluon irstitution:
i is v.::i lablI ony fovA)r niative orv)n
wVImlln. :111d tis' is hout theI tolly I'
striction it,; donor made.
?.Ianly a3 person~i~ 13as been' helped in1
the last twetliy-tive years to p.Iy off a
mortgae' bly ful'1 for the winiter
mUonitihs or purchase Semds for Iiht
sping planting throuli this fund. Thw
slectinen kUowt pretty nearly every
one" ill the tonvI an:d it is- comipara1
tively ea'sv for them to diserininate
between the worthy and unworthy.
Soon after Jiss Jenkins thoughtfully
provided forw the "old maids" another
maiden wnmian. '3 iss. Lucy Thomas.
origuinnied the idea of a simiiar fana
for widows. She left $1000, also umier
the care of the selectmen. for native
born widiows. Interest ias been drawn
from this fund nea'rly as many Y(ar's
as froni the .hInkinls fund.-Boston
Loosely-woven materials. or those
which ire likely to fray easily. are
often a sourc- of trouble to the inex
)(rienced dressmaker. for. however
much is allowed for seams. the threadIs
are apt to become unraveled almost
(own to the seamil stitches. To remedy
this the raw edge should be overenst
directly the garment is cut out. infore
any seam is sewn up. By this means
the necessity for wide turnings is
Sleeves which ar full at the top or
are fashioned with a puff should a!
Ways I' made over a liin1 for a good
tit to be insured and the fulness to be
kept in a rproper lo*ition3.
If :1 sleevo is made with a longv cuff
of lace it is best 10 1)lloult it over a
lining of white saltin. but if a tr:nis
I-:1-e1t 4ffect is wane liffo s0ou liid
he used for tie( linin3g. as it mrakes h
armlooAmuh hiter unrdern-athi.
The- sa33'e rtile paeliies to n lace Voi.
If vol wish to m:.kO a walking skirt
just ir o t groui1. whou3t a 3is r
ilg too 11hori. adopt the following p m:
Meisurve t'iprsoa from the wasr. to
ill-r and dduact one. and I h!alf
Wh -a verY nert strnlielu linel
s require'!. il" n:ate:ai slumldi : he
torn or I' t ht a thhom! mus; he
dr w i t1 3 l l'.-I to :.,-t as a i:l ln ';re
Ill strok-diing:ilers. the needle sindhi
he held in a siopnug direotion. andI not
uprightt. orI it will piece t hrotigh th
mtateria 1m :331wI:aken it (onidernb3 ly.
As airle. thet warp threatd wih'!
run the length of :t materil ar
stronller and more firmly woven thann
the woof threads. which run from selv
edge to selvedge. Rememberingr this.
all piuts of a hodice whi~ch aire likely
to stretch. such as sleeves. eollars andl
yokes, should be cut the length of the
If a miateriaul has a pattern runnin.:
one way only, care must lie takien:
when 'utting out a blouse that the~
two fronts do( not have the pa:tterna .o
lng inr different directioa.
And the poorer o:me is the rn:'e
stea1dfatstly should one 131:n fromi s33mi
dylike materials. Fine, firmn weavetIS
are invariably cheaper 31inlie 'nd3 13han
poorly and33 l3osely woven fabrics, hoiw
ever well they may looh: at first
Pontar Toni, ihtihs.
Tonic haths to- refresh 11he body' :3nd3
give toun' to the skin arte the iuxur'ies
society tvamten are indtlilig in. :1n
while they 'amniand the at11ention1 of
specialists t hem ba: s arle wyithi iim
reatch of any women who care to in
Whlile the3 old Rtomans knew and ;ill-~
ized the toini' hiaths, it is nly of mo:re
recent yearIs that mouiernl woimen ha:ve
comeC to appreciate their1 effiency. i.at
it is a fact that there is nithintt guite
so restful after a shopmin.g tour' 33r at
niight to ind3uce sleep as5 one of these
perfumed or tonic imme:'si ons.
One of the pleasantest of liotid per
fumes to he added to the bath is mnale
from six grams of tincture of heazinl.
fifteen grams of extraer of iar'erder
iand three and one-half gil's of desdor
Ized pleohol. Allow this In s::'.d for
two weeks in a dark piwe. then if
necessary strain thirotrh porusa palpcr.
To0 use, pour' al spoonfl! tl a11 b1aslin
of warmlf watter 01' at gr'eate qua Jtntity
into the bath. It can also be sprayed
overt the body1 after the b thi. I u this
ease it 1hould be dilated wi It iv. timues
Atnother'; liquid1 w'hi'h is s:aill to brig
lal tafehng is ('om3po53'3 If tIbir!.x
gramtzs of i fhram.tiie
grams11i of Oil of 'itron,)th ii :' f'4 (il
of Poingtal. seven~3 3,nd3 a1 hal I r ans
of i of' nero'ili. the3 :.am 1 of'1, II' of pet
titgrau3. threl(': and tihr' -1 uar't-'3rn
(il ('f rm'( ar'11y. ''ight g 10e0nc
3am31 five i 3us1 de':331rz'd':l-00 f,:
peroul ;hatr. tUcse :two3 '' *:uO1nh!'
spoonfu1Si3:to'' i aih Wi ' d '1" .
if used in the1 luin .f u l. :3
nom13 tehu i m! fro w
and a1 Imi31ina. 41f r:- 2 1'. '2'
3:1'i and shake33 at~ l3r3lsf' ::'
Let s13ud0 two0 wee'ks thn3ir
for th 3' kini andi. Sily hi u3'lSed fr0
bath in1 handfuls (a' rt:bbm'i 3on the
body hast 31 toni' effee:. The1 e'xpen'3'3
of these perfumnes is greatlIy l:'- 3" 3d
if spr'ayed olye: the bsody after1 the hath
instead oIf ulsing in1 the wa1ter. andh~ the
e'ffect qumite as good.-MIargar'et MIixter,
in the New York Teiegram.
Rubber trees ar'e being p)3 intedl an'd
developed inl various par~ts of Africa,
India. Samo:. Mlexico. Central AmeIr
ica, the West Inmdies and the Philip.
hrte National Aid Question.
g I' 1isvry :tifyin:i to 111
I 1.ut Ii fe of tIhIe 1ipaer
0 l 0 i:i the con1tllry ii7ppoSe ii
inoin ent for na:Iti1nl11 ni
11) to ::Jod r:l. S e
:u-rkablhil ina nimity of sentimient i
She prs' is a elear showin: 4)C p;)to1
feling con'erin:i tihe mesure. IV
ill kiow. of oure. tl:It ti $24A.0100
smUb 1) be :-prpritedk by ilh
Br wnluow-Ltimer bilt. 1to b * xpi
ed at $..t))0t? a yea:r . will not 1inor
th~n start the work of road i i1111 in
The Tmurnose is to stimulate road ini
prove-ment. by furnishin;- object ltssoni
0 the States. a1l to 1id the State
where they are willing to aid then
Seives. IL k. an accomplished fact tI,
the building of railroads by Goveri
men1i :1id stimulated the building o
ititer railroads without Governien
aid. mnd so it would be in the matter o
tile wiag-on roads. Tle building of rail
roads has made it possible for the prc
duets of labor . of every sort to b
hauled it the points of consumption a
the lena cost and greatest profit. Th,
railro s have also opelned utp nexw set
tions and made possible our marvelou
dev'lopment. and thus the Governmenl
ias-. Nlnl'ited a thousand fold for al
0h1' aid it extlendCd. When we hav,
tihe ':e wise policy adopted as to tl
lii-inwaiys the result will bie still ior'
wodl(erful. an(1 the (ountlry will go 01
it, the full fruition of American hope.
And this is what is coming. Thl
statesman of to-day must certainl:
know th::t national aid to highway i
rolvemnt is a fixed certainty of th
ear future. Public sentiment in a re
yuhlic like ours does not sleep nor stan
still. The world is progressing; it is
progressive age we are living in. Ti
m119n3 who hew the woodI and carry thi
water to sustain national life will no
:lways bear lirdens that are unrea
snlllme. There is nothing more mon
strous ill our social and economic sys
tem than the impo:sition of all the ex
pense of road huilding and1111 maittel
;inee iini the farming clasges when the
beieits to flow from ,-gol roads are t4
go into every household. wvorkslop
Imlt:wtIr. halkinig house and mer
:nilo (s1tal is!i memt in the T1Pitet
St~nes nvlourTerrhoies. Hle wvilh
wisc who nTotes thze. things :mid 'ret
'n th.. car or progres. National alit
of the pox)le -rowvinz ou; of comntlii.
tl: -re Ti'Itoeah. No other -iviiizet
f- imu fry midier Ahe zim has failed i1
imilingi1 goodi rolls. The flrie 0
th; eaantry pa'y a peaally f~or- a:i
roads(1 that is igrievouls inl the' extrem.e
T;w way to relief is through tile ellat
wmi inro lnw of the good roads hilh.
wm- efore ('onress. It is not iieces
!r to tell Sein:a tors and Representa
ties that the contry needs this l:els.
la1tioni: they every oneC 1(now it. no0 ttat
w:- what States or distri.ts they rep
resent- Butt we may tell thern that th(
denimd for it is growin.; every~ daty
and1( that the daly is close by when th(
proposition mulst lbe atcceded to. It i:
olo stupen~idius in its -mportance to ix1
dipimui~tly I tate by the. awvmakin;a
ioly of the l~tad: ih cannot be criet
down by jest or sp:-elt1 p)lea'ding. No-h
in sess than its Cleatmenit into lan
will he justice to there who susta~in thl
1;lvernmen"It.--1-rooklya (N. Y.) Uptowi:
nhe Nation's iloadis.
The wagon roadl~s oIf tihe country b~e
?-m;: to the nlationf-nlot to the States,
rounies1 or townships. Every highwvay
in thel lantd is pre-emupted by the G er.
('ral G ove:nmentt for tile carr'ying orl
of anI essenitia1l partt of its b)usiness. any~
it h' by a h1lighw'ay commitnssioner 0'
trlad Iive\'s5(erl. is imm lVdiatel'y resisted
wi: rte foir.e of the Governmen~t .lu
the oIflender sentt to prison1. The Gen1
l'r'lt Govermun~ent holds fast to the hi'gh
ways of the land for the tranlsmissi5!r
I:- na i Is. :and1 1no atiori jy. R!nte o1
ciunity. ily iten0'ene. The Govern
Wmt does not pay one fa'rthinlg as t
pi vihege in doitng this. The Governl
1i11.en~ t oe not pay one penn::y of the ex
pi'nse of imlproving 0or construlctinlg 1
si.::ie foot oif road in theo land. exep1
inl is reservations, parks and cemeter
es 'rTe Government has the roads
for its o)wn use. and11 unlder' Federa
stttest'. if necessary to the continlu
anie of the mails, all other businiess
cold be stopped thereon without fur
ther ado about it. Aud yet. we hay'
people who think tihe Goviernmn
ought not to partiicipau in 1 the0 expents
of road building in thie States. It is
fair and honest plropoisitioni to say tha
the' Governimenlt oughtl either to extenu
its:, id to lie Wta tes in highway cot
strutionl. as outineit~d in the Brownlow
La timer bills nowv plen-ling in Congres5
(31 it ouight to (cin.trucl.t a1 systemi 0
roads ait its own expen('te whteever' I
buiessS. of whate ver -hreracter'. eli
Tonds. R~oad buiiing1: jn the0 T'nit
tates is a nahIona ii i ili.Th- o
li:ntion wvill nlevert i, enar::l'gd unt
A Comntxor. trn 0 -
I' many rises lim il l
1i- .: .~n i - I :il' la n.iili
kus thm. n:: 6 t: e nt kn11
.i in :'' b Ilrecet drai'st
11i ma eexh edtlreo'
thie henlit ofli sutn ithalt 1the a itreissi
I nestiont has nolt .inedi'( tihe Ovetrt'low
I'l ranks of 4tint'O!L-rivers- Shtei
merely one of tha~e who believe
pr1ovidinlg piinwo15 mittS fot the ei
,et,.ainonie: of hter sunnort ers dutrit
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL
INTERNAT:ONAL LESSON COMENTS
FOR MAY 2,.
.iubject : iDcath ofr.Trohn ihe finpt i'.Mar
i., 14-:9-Golen T'ext. .ph. V -
Memory Verse. 10 - A Temperancc
I I. Kng Ilero~i's territiid conscience
y. 1-t. 14. "Hermi." This w:s
Herod Amiipas. oln 01 the souts of
S-.d thd e Great, and ih 1 ruler of Ga!
H!-- and Plerea. "i-d11-1- olf Ilimi." of
T-us i Matt. 14:11. Amip;s h:al heard
A, 11sca tlsoa ibei:s onl -h" Sea
f o Gale. "Risen fom the dad.
0 fHzrod's :onIscIienc accused himi.
S"Migthy works." n oI1sequenCe of
lhaving risen from the dead lie is
- thou;ht to be possessed of miracle
W&Orkinig powers. This Is a striiing in
e,-ntal confirmation of John 10:11.
h1:t01 .on wrotuighi no mirlaiclo while
livin. 15. "Others said." To rait
ihe king-'6 fears probab!y soine of his
'ouriiers macde these IS1;Lestions.
t "Elias." Greek for:n for EiU.i 1. "A
prophet." Some new, wonder-working
Gi. "But-Herod-said." Uis guilty
f(e.science impelled him to hiol to his
irst opinion. "Whon I beheaded
What a bold confession of guilt was
this! No need for the Baptist iow;
econscience performs the otlice or tel
t thousand other accusers.
1 1. The faithfulness of John the
Baptist (vs. 17-2,)P. 17. "In prison.'
s The place of John's imprisonment and
t dea:th was Macherus. in Perea. on the
eastern side of the Dead Sea. near the
southern frontier of the tetrareby.
Here Antipas had a palace and a
prison under one roof. as was common
in the East. "For Herodias' sake."
This woman was a granddaughter of
Herod the Great. She first married
a Herod Philip, her uncle, who was the
lfather of Salome. Herod had put away
his legal wife, the daughter of Aretus,
king of Arabia Petrea. and had taken
Herodias, though Philip, Herodias'
husband, was still living. IS. "John." I
John was the son of a priest and was
born at Juttab, in the summer of B.
& C. 5. He was a Nazarite. pledged to '
a drink no wine or strong drink, and to I
t let his hair and beard grow uncut, as f
- a sign of consecration to God (Num.
.w. "Had said." The Greek verb is in 1
the imperfect tense and implies that he c
- repeatedly reproved him. John was i
bold and fearless. He faced the king
personally. It is well when ministers '
a dare rebuke the sins of politicians and
those in authority. "Not lawful."
Herod had put away his wife; had in
- duced Herodias to forsak? her hus
J band; and had married H rrdias, his
nioce and sister-in-law, conrary to the
law (Lev. 18:11. 16). "To have." To
marry her. The force of the original
bears cut this interpretation.
!u. -Ha : a quarrel." In the margin
this is rendered. "had an inward e
l rudge" against him. The Revised
L Version renders it. "set herself against
him." She hated John as an enemy
L hea1150 he had rebuked her sins. u
"Would have killed." She desired to i
kill him. "Could nt." Herod would
not yield to her murderous desires,
but merely threw John into prison. 20.
"Herod feared John." He had respect
-.for him and feared his words. "Know- a
-ing that." etc. This makes Herod's
- sin all the more glaring and heinous.C
"Observed him." "Kept him safe." R.a
'V. Hlerod did not allow Herodias tot
ae'omrpl is h her purposes. "When he I
heard him." Herod went repeatedly to '
J~hn's preaching. "Did many things."
Some sins which Herod denounced 0
Herad forsook. l
IUI. Hlerod's birthday festivities (vs.
21-2.). 21. "Convenient day." For tI
Herodias, who was watching for an
opportunity to kill John. "Made a sup- P
per." This was done, probably at the e
Macherus palace with great display. h
22. "Daughter-'aneed." Female'
dancers in the 2rat are a customary a
part of great entertainments. On this b
occ'asion the dancer was of high birth. Y
being no other than the Princess Sa- b
Tome, daughter of Herodias and Philip.
"Pleaised Herod." They were probably e
hailf-intoxicated. reclining at the tables, c
as their custom was. The infamous a
saloon system of to-day is only a rem- d
1inant of the ancient revels that were so k
vile and corrupting in their effects. Ih
2.'1. "Half of my k ingdom." A king- Ia
dom for a dance! This was the prom- a
ise of a drunken man. reveling in sen- o
suous delight. The Moloch of intemn- e
perance does not confine his work to li
Ithe degraded, a:
-24. "Mother." What a mother! it
.Leading her own daughter into the.
viest elimes. "What-ask." Th~e viile t~
Hlerodias was not long in telling her.
2.5. "With haste." She hastens to S
have the deedl perpetrated while the
revel is on, proably in the night. ,4
-Herod drunk will do what Herod sober
ha ref'used to do. "Give me by and N
Iby."- "Forthwith." R. V. Give me
immediately. She took Herod by sur
prise and made her demand "on the
instaint, lest Hlerod should change his
mind." "In a charger." On a large
platter. "The head." She is thirsting
for his blood.
IV. John the Baptist beheaded (vs. c~
2(t.29. 2t;. "Exceeding sorry." His ri
tconscience was not entirely dead, and
he was worriedl and troubled. "Would h~
not reject her." Note the steps that
h ad led Herod to this: 1. Rejiecting
the truth. 2. Continuing to indulge in
-his sins. 3. A drunken feanst; liquor is"
responsible fo- untold crime and mis
i ery. 4. An immoral dance: dancing e
-can but result in sin. 5. A wicked o
1 oath. which nev'er .should have been
. taken. but, cgee taken, should have a
Sbeen broken lirnmediately. 6. His fear
of the people.
27. "Beheaded him." But his pris-.
oner was ready. 2$. "Brought his"
head." What a irhastiy present: Hlow '
inhuman these wretched women must ?
.have leen. 29. "His disciples." JTohn's
d nsml:s. --Took up is corpse.' Sor
t ow Lrought them io Jesus (Matt.14 :12).
ooK:iNGc BY Sr~im!1
e 1 up .2pr. afing on the 11i1d tihty.
s If there~ is n. stamecr use an craQi- r
n:-~y sau:cepi:a 1:'ge enouigh to easily
e hold : he bimsin. Havc in the sauce
1. an eracuigh imi:g water to come
- just h:::f way up the balsia. which,r
in this ca::e, -stands right in the 1
,r ;arer. A s. nsible suggestion i1$
1 to lie some strin-a rcundl th3 I
I- basin so that it forms two long :
*A loops on either sidie, thus providing
a handles with which to raise the basin. I
- TIhey: sh ould be caught up by: the lid
a to .eep them out of the boiling wa
.essons From the Lives of Elijah
and John the Baptist.. Luke
1: 14 17; 1 Kings 18: 33-3e.
Of no man more surely than the
irunkard may we say, "It were bet
:er had he never been born."
Temperance, self-control, is one of
he chief elements of greatness, in
he sight of men as well as of God.
You may add to your life "the
;pirit Fnd power" of any man whose
ife you know and whose character
Every man has the choice of dei
,ies. appetite or Jehovah: in that
hoice lie all other choices.
john and Elijah were great in the
mumber of things they could do with
No man is safe with a liking,
bough for plain bread and butter,
inless it is subdued by his will.
John anu Elijah were not borm
vith their splendid wills; they got
hem by choosing difficulties. and
tersevering till they became easy.
John and Elijah feared God; there
ore they did not fear man.
The man who can live in a wilder
less. far frcm others and independ
at of them, has thus a longer lever
ge upcn them.
Whoever cannot control his appe
ites is like a house with a fire back
f the wainscoting.
John and Elijah were ambassadors
>f a King. In their own authority
hey could never have done what
A true picture of the drunkard is
;hakespeare's phrase: He puts an
nemy in his mouth to steal away
Even if our societies could not do
vangelistic work, they could learn
ow to do it. The members could
rm classes in Christian doctrine.
'hey could commit to memory the
assages of Scripture most likely to
arry conviction. They could learn
be most frequent objections of un
elievers and how best to meet then.
'hus they couild get ready for even
elistic work later on.
N38TH [[IU[ LESSONS
SUNDAY, MAY 20.
crving By Exarple.--1 Tim. 4. 15,
The influence of older Christians
pon younger ones is beyond reckon
g. The maturer disciples are watch
i more closely than they know. Their
eek-day life is carefully noted. Their
.titude toward doubtful practices is
:rmirnized. The.r words and habits
-e noticed and remt-mb'ered. They
arry' a great responsibility. If they
.e Christlike they may help others
ithe Christ; if they have little re
~mblance to their Lord they will
eep others from him.
This means much in all questions
conduet. No Christian dare say
at he has a right to do as he pleases.
'e has ecme into a great family, and
~e interests of the family must be
msidered. as well as his own desires.
:iui knew that, and some of his plain
st words concerning Christian duty
E.ve to do with the power of example.
All things are lawful. but all things
re not expedient.." There is a weak
other to be considered, not because
m pity him, but because he is your
The intent of God is that every sav
I sinner shall be a means of saving
ther sinners. It is the most naturai
id simple plan that could have been
avised A sinner saved by grace
nows howv groat a wretchedness he
as escaped. and he knows others who
re still in bondage. Who could be so
:tractiv'e to a company of slaves as
ae of their number w-ho had discov
'ed a way to freedom? "If our re
gion is true." says a wise man. "awe
'e in duty bound to preach it." But
is more than a duty. It is a joy.
To preach deliverance to the cap
yes" i s~the finest of all occupations.
hen one has come into the liberty of
ATISFIED W:TH HIS QU(SBLE.
ew kampshirc Mvan Stu:k to Letter
cf the Deed.
There are some literal minded pe'
m:s who are never satis.ed with the
dirt of the law. but who con'sider it
scessary to eater into comr:ises
ith the lett'r. Of such was an old
tizen of Hopkinton, N. H.. a good
any years ago. and his justing wit~h
s conscience is recordedi by Mr. Lord
.the records of the town.
The old man. tused to boast that he
aver' went back on his exact word,
li had no: comapunction in going
mnd~ i:. Once h' wishedl to buy a
ata in traet of landl. and whenr the
;aner named the price he r':;eiailmed:
I won't give it: I tell you I will
Thelv ow.ner' did. u' yield. neverthe
st. A few days afterward the old
mn*ealc 'agali. He said notting
ud Qe2 !aad. burt stepped inno the
v.:.v's barn and olekedi up a nlail.
"'What-s that?" he Cskedi.
"That? Oh. that's a ilail."
''So you cali t ha: a flaii. do you?
'ei. What wculd you rake for it?''
The ow;ner named a very sadil sum.
'New. I'll tell you what ll (o."
xatinued the o.. main. "~FI! give you
we price you mentioned tor' your1 land
ni this hili. And you muusn't forget
1w flili. It must? be incliude'd in the
So the gal i:3! ument was du
-a:e out. signe~d andA dlive:-'-d. re
ording the purchase of a certain
aet of land si uated thus and so.
nd bounded a.s follows, and oao a
rtainl flail-Youth's Comlpanio.
;ecrgia's Only Republican Governor.
Rufus Bullock, the only Republican
v'er elected governor of Georgia and
rho played a conspicuous part in the
econlstruction periodl. is flow :spendinp1
1is declining days in the viilage of
Elbion. N. Y.. his boyhood home. Ai.
hough his mind is as brilliant anr.
lear as ever, a form of paralysli
vhich seized him a year ago has madt
im an almost helpless invalid.
A dollar in hand 1s worth two
-na -o a friend..