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God's Special Mercy and Favor
So Freely Bestowed Meets
As the master entered a certain vil
lage he was met by tern men that were
lepers, who lifted up their voices, be
seeching bira to have mercy upon
them. Their prater was answered.
They were all cleansed and cured
from their dread malady. But o;:Iy
one of the ten showed gratitude for
the mercy received. He. when he
realized that he bad been healed,
turned back, and wich a loud voice
glorified Hod and gave th-nks; bji
the others, who were equally bene
fited. ?lid not return to give glory to
In the plaintive words of disappoint
ed love, the master exclaims, "Were
there not ten cleansed? But where
are the nine?"
Ingratitude is a grievous disap
pointment to benevolence-yet it is a
common experience in life. Of all
the multitudes who are shown mercy
and special favor, how few give recon
nition by grateful acknowledgment
and thanksgiving. The instance given
of nine out of ten being ungrateful
shows that the proportion of the un
grateful is very great. How great
God alone knows.
Leprosy represents the extremity of
calamity that may befall men. Lep
rosy is a painful, loathsome and an
Incurable disease by any natural
means known. Its cure lias never
been effected, except through super
natural agencies, lt is a type of Bin
in the fact that it is hereditary, in
fectious, loathsome and incurable by
ordinary means. The sin-sick soul,
like the malady of leprosy, cannot be
cured, except by the divine physician
of both soul and body.
Instinctively Turn to God.
The lepers found themselves in the
extremity of physical peril, and they
called upon God for help. All men at
a time of great ca.amity turn instinc
tively to the supernatural for deliver
ance. In the hour of great trial
wicked men recoenize the existence
and ability of God. They call upon
God for mercy, though In the times of j
prosperltv they have no reve.'ance or
respect xor his name.
Sometimes the prayers of the un
godly are answered. All of the ten
lepers were healed, yet only one of
them was a good man. How often J
men who in distres* cry unto God and j
are delivered forget or ignore the obll- j
gat i on of gratitude, the deliverance I
imposed upon them! They go on
their way. like the nine lepers, and ;
return not to give glory to God.
Ten were healed, but one only gave
thanks. "Where are the nine?" The
question teaches that gratitude is ex
pected from all, and is an obligatiou '
resting upon all. The one leper who
showed it was made whole and sent
on his way rejoicing. Gratitude never
fails of reward.
The one In our narrative promptly j
showed his gratitude. As soon as he 1
saw- that he had been healed he !
turned back, and with a loud voice j
glorified God and gave thanks. His I
action was voluntary, and every ex- '
pression of true gratitude must spring
spontaneously from the heart in a ?
spirit of humility.
He fell down on his face at the
feet of his healer, giving him thanks.
Humbly and independently of what I
others might do or think, fie came
There were ten cleansed, but "there j
were not found any that returned" j
save this one. yet the presence of j
others would not have made hi grati
tude less Independently his own.
Only Acts That Count.
Had the whole ten returned, glorify- j
lng God and giving thanks, with each j
it would have been a voluntary, hum
ble and independent expression of
gratitude. Some people manifest ap
preciation of an act of kindness be
cause they see others praising it:
roch a spirit has no element of grath '
tude in it. It is not what others do
In return for mercies, but what we
do, that counts in our lives.
Most men, like these ten lepers, call i
npon God In time of great physical -
distress. Realizing that there is no j
help from any visible means, they i
tum to the invisible power for relief.
There is an innate belief in the exist- 1
ence and ability of God. lt may not
be recognized until -confronted by
some great affliction or evil. Many
have this belief at all times, but even
the hardened sinner in the hour of
dread trial has awakened in his .oui i
some response to its ureator.
Hut there is a distress greater tha^ i
the greatest temporal affliction. Lep
rosy in the sou! is far mere dreadful
taan leprosy in the body. There is no
remedy for it. except what has been
provided by the divine physician who
healed the ten lepers.
He is ever ready and anxious to ap
ply the remedy to all who seek it.
Oh, that the sin-sick souls of men
might cry to him as the lepers did,
"Have mercy upon us!" It is the way,
and the only way. by which men may
be made whole.
Keep on Trying.
We are not meant to be good in this
world, but to try to be, and fail, and
keep on tryings and when we get a
cake, to say, "Thank God!" and when j
we get a buffet, to say. "Just so: well !
hit !" .-'n ven son.
Reading should in proportion to
thinking, and thinking in proportion !
liKEEN MANURE CROPS
EXCELLENT PRACTISE, AS IT
ADDS NEW LIFE TO THE SOIL.
j Organic Matter ls Gradually Convert
ed Into Humus, an Absolutely Es
sential Constituent cf the Soil
-Secret of Fertility.
! (By W. li. STEVENSON. Copyright, IOU.)
Any crop? grown and plowed under
; green io increase the productive ca
: pacity of the soi- are called green ma
' nure crops. Sometimes such crops oc
! cupy tafe land for only a part of the
j season. They are then known as
! "cover" crops or "catch" crops.
' Green manuring is an Important
? practise, chiefly because it adds cr
. ganic matter to the soil, which is grad
ually converted into humus, on abso
lutely r?! sential constituent of the so;!.
Of cour:-'"' humus may be secured by
applying barnyard manure, but as a
; rule there is not enough of Hus ma
terial to meet the needs of the land.
However, green manuring is not
' enough in itself to keep a soil from
i wearing out. so other practises must
: be followed. Crops must be grown In
' rotation, thc moisture content of the
j soil regulated, proper tillage practised,
: the soil kept sweet, the supply of rain
! eral plant food maintained, especially
i the supply of phosphorus and potas
sium, and the nitrogen content of the
Roil ?kept up. These factor? all play
an Important part in keeping the soil
productive, but they are not more im
portant than green manuring,
j In general, green manures are bene
; ficial when used on poor soils because
' of their action on the physical, chemi
I cal and bacteriological conditions of
: the soil. From the physical side green
manures influence the moisture, tem
perature and aeration of soils. For ex
ample, on light, sandy soils they pre
vent rapid drying out by reducing thc;
losses of moisture due to evaporation
I and percolation, and further make tho
; soil more compact. While they have
just the opposite effect on heavy cht.,
soils, hen? the organic matter opens up
the soil and admits air.
The practise of leaving the soil baro
during July and August following the
harvest of a small grain crop is very
! bad, as it causes the loss of large
amounts of nitrogen by percolation.
These losses may be prevented in a
large measure by growing green ma
nure crops on the land; especially is
this true of leguminous crops, which
stimulate greater bacterial action, and
as a result larger amounts of available
plant food are produced. Rye. wheat,
buckwheat and rape are the non-legu
minous crops which are commonly
used for green manuring, while red
clever, mammoth clover, sweet clover,
crimson clover. Canada field peas, cow
peas, soy beans and vetches are the
Iv A known legumes for this purpose.
The secret of keeping our gardens
and fields fertile is to plow deep, and
if necessary subsoil, cultivate thor
oughly and plant leguminous crops.
HANDY COVER FOR HAYSTACK
Covering Works Automatically 23
Stack Settles-Won'c't Blow Loose
in High Winds.
The Scientific American in describ
ing a haystack cover, the invention cf
P. A. Freeland of Athelston. Ia., says:
This invention has special refer
ence, to novel and useful improve
ments in covers for haystacks. The
primary object of the invention re
sides in the provision of an improved
cover which will automatically adjust
itself to a stack as ine latter settles,
whereby the stuck will not only be pro
tected, but the cover will be prevented
from biowing loose in cuse of high
winds. The accompanying illustra
tion is a perspective view of tho im
proved self-adjusting haystack cover
appiied to a slack.
MAKING THE ASPARAGUS BED !
Patch May Bc Renewed by Liberal
Application of str.ble Manure
Weed Om by Hand.
An old asparagus bod can re
newed in vigor by covering it freely
with .stable manure in lure rall or
cai !}- winter, removing the ".oar-e part
in the spring, such as would impede
the cultivator. When spring comes
cultivate, bul not too deep, willi tho
horse cultivator, and clear out thc
weeds and grass with a hoe, being
careful not to cut off tho n-Dw growth
which springs up very early in the
spring. Perhaps it would be better
to weed the patch out by hand rather
than to endunger cutting off tho
young shoots, A '.light scattering of
sait along the row would do no harm.
Salt is supposed to be a special f?rtil i
i??er for asparagus.
Wash Pink ii Stable,
A modern stable should contain a |
wash sink with the necessary fixture;
about U: for the pro'pur care ef t*
arness und animais. You ?... nave
une put inen ymir barn .or atout $:?!>.
(Prickly Ash, Poke Root and Potassium)
Prompt Powerful Permanent
Its beneficia.' cf- Stubborn casos Good results aro
fects arc usually yield to P. P. P. lasting-it cures
islt very quickly when other me(!i- you to stay cured
cines arc useless
Makes rich, red, pure blood - cleanses the entire M
tem - clears the brain - strengthens digestion ?raid nerves. J||
A positive specific for Blood Poison and skin diseases
Drives out Rheumatism and Stops thc Pr.?::; ends Malaria; gg
:s a wonderful tonic and body-builder. Thousand endorse it. RM
F. V. UPPMAN CO. ?ggL SAVANNAH, GA. jg
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Coprricht 1909, br C. E. Zimmerman Co.-No. 41
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Twenty-seven Years Ag.o
the first Cortright Metal Shingles were put on.
They're still on-still in good condition, and
the only attention they've had is an occasional
coat of paint
In addition to tho lasting qualities, they're
Fireproof, Stormproof and inexpensive,
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stairs, interior trim, store fronts and fixtures,
pews, pulpits, etc., rough and dressed lumber,
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