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IGod in
His Universe
By REV. J. H. RALSTON
Secretary of Corrapo'Jenee Department
Moody Bible lutiiuta, Chicago 1
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TEXT-"I am Jehovah, and there !
mone else, thor? ls no God beside me:
"Will srird thee, though thou hast nc
?known me." Isa, 45:5. R. V.
M i It i-. said in th
j -^->v Bible of certaii
! ^S. men that God 1
\ : ' & UOt 'D the?
?m thoughts. whicl
! - ., M might be intel
? ---^?^?^^^? preted, God is no
? *^^/ IP!!?* hi any of thei
V^W thoughts. Multi
^ia&rij tudes do not thinl
- upon God, act as i
>, ^lljwljr there were no God
, '^M^S?^ ly atheists. Whih
I!ien GO not tneo
f^^S^^^'W retically deny th<
fe '^^^T?^aK??l existence of God
in tact, they do sc
In ignoring him. In an editorial li
.a reputable, daily newspaper, entitled
"God Not to Blame," commendatior
Was given to a Unitarian minister who
In speaking of the recent burning of i
.club house in St. Louis, where mon
than thirty persons lost their lives
said that the disaster was to be attrib
uted to "criminal stupidity and obsti
macy." Commendation was also giver
!to another minister, who said that tn?
.disaster was an "evidence ol' the shal
low fashion in which men accept r.o
cial responsibility." In connection
with these commendations this was
.said: "It used to be the fashion tc
iblame God for such disasters, or at
Beast to speak of them as mysterious
dispensations of his providence. We
lave outgrown that cowardly and un
intelligent viewpoint." The question
arises in connection with this edito
rial, Was God asleep when the club
louse burned, or was he so far away
that he could not get information of
the event? Such questions seem ridic
ulous, even blasphemous, for God was
awake and everywhere immanent.
'Granting that as to human responsi
bility the remarks of both the min
isters referred to were correct, does
that rule God out? God may work
through men or events for the accom
plishment of his mysterious provi
dence, as he mc y work without them.
How could the destruction of Pompeii
and Herculaneum, of St. Pierre, of
?Galveston, or of San Francisco be con
^eclad^'ith criminal stupidity and ob
stinacy? As far as men can see, man
could have nothing to do with thob'.
occurrences, and yet they were disas
ters greater than that in St. Louis.
Had God anything to do with them?
How God is in such events we are not
Able to explain, and so short-sighted
-are we in the face of disaster that
?annot be charg?d to human stupidity
And obstinacy that all we can do is
to acknowledge that we cannot under
stand, and to say, "For so it seemed
good in thy sight.
In the text there are three things
to be noticed. God claims to be Lord,
In the words, "I am Jehovah and there
Js none else." That is to say, "In all
the great universe, I am the supreme
?God, I created the universe, I made
the laws to control it, and nothing
transpires within it without my knowl
edge." If we concede the knowledge
of God, logic compels UB to say that
everything is according to his pur
pose, however we fail to reconcile
some things with the character of
God as loving and merciful.
God says to Cyrus, I will gird thee,
which means, I will strengthen thee.
As the armies of Cyrus swept over
Asia, and kingdom after kingdom fell
before him, as the great walls of Bab
ylon, presumably impregnable, were
no barrier to hi* entrance Into the
city, doubtless Cyrus would be tempt
ed to think of himself aa a great world
-conqueror, in the style of ancient days,
-although we do not hare record to that
affect God had a great work for Cy
rus to do, and, to impress thia upon
him, tells him that the strength that
be would show in his military success
?vas simply God's strength. In mod
ern times great political, social and
military movements are made, and
those making them largely ignore God,
but God is in all of them. God was
moving In the Russo-Japanese war, In
the Chinese revolution, in the war In
the Balkan ?tates, and he ls now mov
ing in Great Britain in connection with
the Irish question, and in Mexico in
connection with the civil war. In all
the great movements of modern times,
tn the great Inventions, and all accom
plishments of men that are the won
der of an onlooking world. God ls
moving.
The charge of God against Cyrus
vas that as yet he was not recogniz
ing God. That rs precisely what we
believe that editorial failed to do In
connection with the St, Louis disaster.
God was not ignorant of that disaster,
nor of the burning of the steamer
Slocum, cor of the sinking of the Ti
tanic, although in connection with all
these events man was criminally stu
pid and obstinate.
AB the president of the United
States ls watchfully walting the issue
of the struggle in Mexico, so ought
man to watchfully wait as he sees
God working In the world. Shake*
B pe axe was not wrong when he said:
?There ia a divinity that agapes our
fnds, rough hew them ho .r we may.**:
W?TER REQUIRED BY SHEEP
Costs More and More to Produce Meat
as Moisture Decreases and Dry
Matter Increases.
Experiments have shown that cat
tle given plenty of water with their
pasture contained more moisture and
less dry matter than did the carcasses
of cattle given pasture, but no ad
ditional moisture. It ls a generally
accepted principle of feeding that lt
costs more and more to produce
meat as the moisture decreases and
the dry matter increases. From
this w are able to deduce the fact
that li cost lesa to grow the steers
that have plenty of water, and so
made watery carcasses than it did
to grow steers that had no water
other, than in their food and pro
duced a dry carcass,
j What is true in the cases of steers
would hold equally true with sheep.
Sheep given plenty of water will pro
duce mutton more cheaply than will
those deprived of it. Muscle expan:
sion will be more active in the one
case than in the other, and that is
anoiher reason why mutton produc
tion would be cheaper.
There is considerable water In any
of the pasture crops that sheep eat.
and they get still more moisture from
the dew that collects on the grass
blade? in early morning and late even
ing; but from these two sources,
while lt gets enough water to keep lt
alive, a sheep still does not get
enough to keep lt In the very best
growing condition nor to keep all its
bodily processes going on In the
most effective manner possible.
There is not an organ In the body
that can function properly without
water to aid lt. Being one of the
chief constituents of blood, water ls
carried to every part of the system,
and not alone helps lt In getting its
nourishment, but also In ridding It of
impurities. It Is obvious that a large
amount of water must be necessary
to keep the sheep doing well. Enough
IB not got with tho food and this
amount should be supplemented by
all the sheep will drink when given
constant access to lt.
Good Reason for His Enthusi
asm.
When a man has suffered for sev
eral days> with colic, diarrhoea or
>ther form of bowel complaint and
is then cured sound and well by one
?r two doses of Chamberlain' ; colic,
moler? and diarrhoea remedy, as is
)ften the case, it is but natural that
ie should be enthusiastic in his
oraise of the remedy, and especially
ia this the case of a severe attack
.vben life is threatened. Try it
when in need of such a remedy. It
never fails. Sold by all dealers.
Has Your Child Worms?;
Most children do. A coated,
furred tongue, stroug breath, stom
ach pains, circles under eyes, pale,
sallow complexion, nervous, fretful,
grinding of teeth, tossing, in sleep,
peculiar dreams, any one of these
indicate child has worms. Get a
box of Kickapoo worm killer at
once. It kills the worms, the cause
of your child's condition. Is laxa
tive and aids nature to expel the
worms. Supplied in candy form.
Easy for children to take. 25c at
your druggist.
You're Billious and Costive!
Sick headache, bad breath, sour
stomach, furred tongue and indiges
tion, mean liver and bowels clog
ged. Clean up to-night. Get a 25c
bottle of Dr. King's New Life
Pills to-day and empty the stomach
and bowels of fermenting, gassy
foods and waste. A full bowel
movement gives a satisfied, thank
ful feeling-makes you feel fine.
Effective, yet mild. Don't gripe.
26c, at your druggist. Bucklen's
Arnica Salve for burns.
Stops Neuralgia-Kills!) Pain.
. Sloan's liniment gives instant re
lief from neuralgia or sciatica. It
goes straight to the painful part,
Foothes the nerves and stops the
pain. It is also good for rheumatism,
sore throat, chest pains and sprains.
You don't need to rub, it pene
trates. Mr. .f R Swinger, Louisville,
Ky., writev "I suffered with quite
a severe neuralgic headache for four
months without any relief. I used
Sloan's liniment for two or three
nights and I haven't suffered with ,
ray head since." Get a bottle to-day.
Keep in the house all the time for
hurte. 25c, 50c and $1.00 at your
druggist. Bucklen's Arnica Salve
for all Bores.
Have patience; here are flowers and
birds.
Beauty and fragrance, wealth of
sound and sight.
Al! summor's glory time, from
morn till night.
And life too full of joy for uttered
words.
CODFISH SPECIALTIES.
The people of New England know
how to prepare the fresh and salt cod
in a great number of simple and deli
cious dishes.
Codfish Balls.-The salted fish is of
course never so good as the fresh, but
we must be satisfied with
fjgfpl? that when the fresh fish
is unobtainable. Pick up
two cupfuls of the fish and
pour over it cold "water to
cover and simmer gently
for 15 minutes, then pour
off the ;ater. Have pre
^ parc* three cupfuls of hot
potatoes, season with salt,
pepper and three tablespoonfuls of
butter and three of cream. Stir into
the potato the fish, form Into balls,
dip in egg and fry in deep fat just
before using.
Codfish Bisque.-Soak a cupful of
salt codfish in cold water and pick it
up ns for codfish balls. Put it with a
pint of water, a slice of onion and a
pint of strained tomatoes in a sauce
pan to cook 20 minutes. Sprinkle in
a bit of soda, and when it foams add
a pint of milk. Melt two tablespoon
fuls of butter, and when hot add the
same amount of cornstarch, with a
seasoning of white pepper, stir'this
into the boiling soup. Let it cook
20 minutes and serve with croutons
or oyster crackers.
Codfish Porterhouse.-Pick up two
thirds of a cupful of salt cod, pour
over it two cupfuls of cold water and
simmer gently for 15 minutes after it
begins to boil. Drain the water off
and put into the pan with the fish
two tablespoonfuls of butter. Pour
into it three cupfu'3 of good, rich
milk, or one of cream and one of
milk is better. Stir two tablespoon
fuls of flour smooth in half a cup
ful of milk, pour this into the hot milk
and stir it until smooth, allowing it
to simmer for five minutes after it is
thick. Just before taking from the
fire break Into it three fresh eggs. Let
the whites set before the yolks are
broken and then stir them in lightly.
Take from the fire at once and pour
into the serving dish, dot with bit3 of
butter and sprinkle with salt and pep
per. Serve with baked potatoes.
Health and good digestion are de
pendent objectively upon appetiz
ing flavor due to skilful prepa
ration and good cooking; and sub
jectively to a cheerful and harmoni
ous state ot mind on the part of
the eater.-James.
HINTS TO STORE FOR USE.
When traveling in a sleeper and
too much draft is felt from a window,
a good way to have the fresh air ia
to put a lead pencil under the sash,
and the small crack will let in enough
air to keep the air in the berth pure.
Keep an old comb to .remove lint
and hair from the sweeping brush
When bathing: the baby lay him on
a pad and towel on a sewing table,
unless he is to be
put into a bath, as
the little one ie
much easier bathed
and not so apt tc
have his back in
jured as when held
on the lap.
When fly papei
gets on wood or the floor soak it with
vinegar.
Wear blue glasses when hanging
out clothes or putting curtains on s
stretcher lu the sun. it viii be a great
saving to the eyes.
Always carry a few flax seeds in
your purse, and if a cinder gets in
the eye the moistened flax seed will
slide in so easily and gather up the
painful foreign body.
A shelf over a gas stove or just
back of it within reach is a great
convenience, as one may keep the sea
soning there. The shelf may have
hooks underneath on which may be
hung the most used utensils, all near
at hand.
Cotton crepe is becoming the Ideal
house dress material, as it is also for
underskirts. A bit of lace or a ruf
fle may be put upon the skirt which
can be starched and ironed if so de
sired, but the dress simply needs
washing and drying oe a hanger, when
lt is sweet, clean, and ready for wear.
Iodine marks may be removed with
ammonia. Put it ou until the spot
disappears, then wash well.
For mud Btains, allow the mud to
dry, then brush briskly with a whisk
broom, and the spots will usually dis
appear.
Ink stains, as well as paint, may
be removed by turpentine and soap.
When you find cocoa or chocolate
stain on linen, soak in cold war
ter, rubbing well to loosen any fat,
then wash in hot suds.
WORK IN SCIENTIFIC MANNER
Authorities of Paris Raise Their Own
Flowers and Trees for Beautify
ing the City.
The raising, planting and upkeep of
the trees which so beautify the streets
and boulevards of Paris are under the
direction of the prefecture of, the de
partment of the Seine, in which Paris
is situated. A special administrative
department of the prefecture, known
as the "Direction administrative des
services d'architecture et des prome
nades et plantations," is in exclusive
charge of this undertaking, which, in
a city like Paris, assumes very large
proportions. For instance, on January
1, 1912, the total number of trees on
the streets, boulevards and. squares of
Paris was S6.GSC; the total number of
men employed throughout the year in
planting, transplanting, watering and
removing dead tress was 120, and the
total cost of maintaining these trees
was estimated at 500,000f. ($96.500).
On an average 1,100 to 1,200 new
trees are planted every year to replace
ihobe which have (ged, been over
thrown by carts, automobiles, etc., or
which have been removed for other
reasons.
The city qt Paris has large and va
ried plantations just outside the forti
fications, where flowers, exotic shrubs
and trees are'raised. One hundred and
thirteen hothouses for plants, exotic
shrubs and flowers are heated from
one central heating plant, distributing
hot water through a nine and one-half
mile system of pipes. The object of
this central heating organization is
not, as the head gardener explains,
with a view to economy. In fact, such
a system is far more costly than sep
arate installations for each group of
hothouses, but is thus arranged to
avoid the existence of a series of un
sightly chimneys which would destroy
the artistic effect ol' the grounds,
which are more or less a public resort
and show place.
MONEY IN HOME GARDENS
Speakers at Boston Meeting Say Boya
and Girls Are Making Their
Training Profitable.
The application of home and school
garden training may be said to have
been in a general way the subject dis
cussed at a meeting at Boston of the j
Ho?ii? and School Garden Club of
Massachusetts.
Prof. W. R. Hart of Amherst Agri
cultural college, the secretary of the
club, declared that the home and
school garden is now, so to speak, "a
going proposition," and that after six
years of urging the plan for urban,
suburban and rural districts the idea
is now to school children so they
may turn the knowledge acquired in
the gardens to the best advantage.
All the speakers laid stress on the
fact that, aside from keeping children
interested and profitably occupied, the
garden training has resulted in consid
erable revenue to the youthful garden
ers, once they have become reason
ably proficient in growing vegetables
and flowers. In the neighborhood of
several large cities in the state the
highly cultivated market gardens have
been found to be excellent laborato
ries for the young students of garden
ing, and some boys from this begin
ning have graduated into the practical
work of farming or market-gardening.
If the boys' work ls planting and
harvesting vegetables, there is a field
for th? girls in canning,. and this
branch was described by Laura Com
stock of Amherst Agricultural college,
extension professor in home econo
mics. ' Mies Comstock exhibited a
small wood-burning stove specially de
signed for steaming canned fruits or
vegetables and explained the use of
the simple apparatus which goes with
the store.
Home Garden Content
Seven thousand school children of
Spokane will participate la a city-wide
home garden contest to be conducted
this spring and summer by the cham
ber of commerce and Young Men's
Christian association. Last year's con
test, In which 3,600 children raised
garden stuff valued at |15,000, will be
doubled in size this year, and the
board of education will hire an expert
agriculturist to direct the work of the
amateur farmer. Instead of one large
central fair in the autumn, as last
year, there will be a series of "spring
fairs," one In each of the 30 etty
school districts, the week after school
closes tn June, and the winners at
these will take their exhibits to a
central place the next day for the
final contest. In th? fall the pupils
who wish to enter rn the Spokane In?
terstate fair for prizes offered on gar
den products'will take their exhibits
individually to the fair. Competition
tn the "spring fairs" will be open to
pupils In all schools from the fourth
to the eighth grade. High school pu
pils will be eligible to compete at th?
Interstate fair.
Elm Suited to City's Need?.
The American elm has many times,
demonstrated its superior value aa &
street or lawn tree. It ls not nearly!
so subject to diseases or taseets M|
many other freea^_ J
VOL. 79.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., \#DNESDAY, JULY 1, 1914 NO. 15.

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