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By REV. JAMES M. GRAY, D. D.
Dean of the Moody Bible Institute
TEXT-Who was delivered for our of
fenses, and was raised again for our jus
One is so glad that the Son of God
chose the budding springtime for his
sacrifice on our
behalf, and his
over death. There
is a fitness be
tween the time
and the event that
impresses you the
moment you think
about it. Both j
speak of hope, I
and both breathe
gladness in the
heart of man.
"He was deliv
ered for our of
fen s e s." How
pregnant is every
word of that great
inspired sentence! "He." It is no
mere man of whom thiB pronoun
speaks, but "the mighty God, the Fa
ther of Eternity, the Prince of
Peace," as Isaiah testifies. "Imman
uel, whjph, being interpreted, is God
with us," as Matthew echoes. Oh,
wonder of wonders, that the Eternal
God, in the person of his Son, should
have become incarnate of the Virgin
Mary. It will take us all eternity
to grasp the thought.
"Was delivered." Who "delivered"
him? We think of Judas, who be
trayed him, of the Roman soldiers who
ai rested him, of the Jewish sanhedrin
who persecuted him, of Pontius Pi
late who illegally tried him, of the
cruel executioners who nailed him to
the cross. And yet it was the hand
and the counsel of his Father that had
before determined it should be done,
or else these wicked men had had
no power. Far back in the counsels
of eternity God so loved us as to
freely offer his Son on our behalf.
"For our offenses." We are born
into a state of sin, but that is not
all, for the moment we arrive at a
point of moral consciousness, we ac
tually transgress the law of God. "In
many things we offend all," as the
epistle of James says. "There is none
righteous, no, not one," we are taught
in Romans. Men do not like to hear
this, They resent it. they hate it.
But. Oh, what love, that "while we
were yet sinners Christ died for us."
The very ones who hato to hear of
man's sinfulness, are those who talk
about divine love. But who can sound
tho depths of that love until he ac
cepts the truth of the cross of Cal
vary. And it is that truth which this
text presents most fully.
"And was raised again." The same
one who died was the one who was
raised. This truth must not bi-, mini
mized. We must hold with all the
tenacity ot faith to the bodily resurrec
tion of our Lord and Savior. We must
do this net because our peace de
pends upon it, but because the Cible
teaches it. and because history proves
it. "He showed himself alive after
his passion by many infallible proofs."'
Historic Christianity is a testimony
to Christ's resurrection which cannot
be accounted for unless he arose
from the dead. The change of the
day of rest and worship from thc sev
enth to the first is another proof
which meets and challenges the skep
tic 52 times a year.
"For our justification." That word,
"our," how we should love it and
praise God for it. "Deliver for our of
fenses," raised again for our justifica
tion." What kindness to the human
race is in that word! How close it
brings thc heart of God to our hearts.
What interest it should awake on our
part to learn all we can about it from
the Holy Scriptures.
And "justincatioa," what does that
mean? Sometimos when Christians
thing of salvation, they get no fur
ther than the forgiveness of sin; and)
indeed that were glorious enough even j
if it stopped there. But one might j
be forgiven for the past and still be
very wretched fer the present and the
future. Justification therefore is a
bigger word, and stands for a greater
thing than simply forgiveness. The
justified man is one who stands in
God's sight free from the guilt, the
penalty of all sin, past, present and
to come! The reason of this is that
his penalty hus been paid, net by him
self, but by another, whose resurrec
tion from the dead is the proof of it.
That event is God's testimony, to his
acceptance of the atoning sacrifice ol
This is what the song calls "The
Old, Old Story." Those who know it
best "seem hungering and thirsting
to hear it like the rest," and no apol
ogy need be made to them for repeat
ing it, especially at this season of
There are others, however, who
have heard it and whose hearts are
hardened against it. One pities them
because they have cut away their
Let me lovingly urge them to
yield, to step over the line today, to
make this the acceptable time for
their salvation. Oh, that the resurrec
tion of the year might witness the
awalcer-'-.g of faith, and hope, and life
within them through receiving Jesus
Christ as their Savior and Lord!
"PIP-SQUEAKS" AND "GASPER"
Trench Journals Published by Soldiers
Have Names That Are Hard
The editors of many of the curious
little trench journals, which are being
brought out in ever-increasing num
bers by soldiers at the front, have a
perfect genius for inventing queer and
bizarre titles for their publications.
Some of these, though certainly
strange-sounding, are at least under
standable. The "Pow-Wow," for in
stance, which is the trench journal of
the Twentieth Battalion Rc yal Fusi
liers, conveys some sort of ah intel
ligible idea to most people.
But the same cannot be said of th"
"Lead-Swinger," which, its subtitle in
forms us, is "The Bivouac Journal ol
the Third West Riding Field Ambu
lance." Is "lead-swinger" Army slung
for an ambulance man? Or what?
"Pip-Squeaks" is another puzzling
title, until one learns incidentally, on
giacing through its inside pages, that
"pip-squeak" is a special kind of small
German shell, so-called by Tommy
from the noise it makes when fired.
The "Comb and Paper" reports and
criticizes concerts and other similar
entertainments at the front. The
"Hangar Herald" presents no difficul
ties to anyone who knows that "han
gar" is the name airmen give to the
sheds where their aeroplanes are
stored. The paper deals, as its name
implies, with the doings of aviators
at the front
! The "Gaspar" is a paper published
so its editor informs us, "for soldier.1:
at the base," and he goes on to tel!
us, incidentally, that "the base is a
place where troops are kept until they
are so fed up that they do not mind
Yet another of these curiously
named ventures in active service joni
nalism is entitled "Dickey Scraping:.; '
and its substitute, which is at least
self-explanatory, even if somewhat dif
fuse, is as follows: "The Only Au
thorized Version of the Doings of th:
Honorable and Ancient Order of tho
Cookb of the Artists' Rifles."
SAVE CAKE SIXTEEN YEARS
Fond Parents Still Wait for Their Boy,
Who Went to the Boer War
Though the suspicion grows that a
soft-nosed bullet and an African veldt
may hold the secret of their boy's fail
ure to return from the Boer war, Mr.
and Mrs. William Rice, 156 Ronde
street, St. Paul, have not unwrapped
or thrown away the little English plum
pudding that they made for his Christ
mas dinner 16 years ago. The pud
ding, his favorite dish, reposes in a bu
reau waiting his return.
The son's name is John Rice, and
although his parents call him "their
boy," he was an adult when he went
to war In behalf cf his father's coun
try. His name never appeared among
thor.e cf the dead and wounded.
The story of the watchful waiting
parents became known Christmas
when William Rice took his presents
to Mrs. Rice, who was at St. Paul City
hospital because of a broken leg. The
last word from John was received in
Iot?9, and carno on a postal card.
Given Shakespearean Names.
A British paper announces uuit the
problem of finding names for thc sta
tions cn the new section of Ute Ket
tle Valley railway portion of the Cana
dian Pacific which runs through tho
Hope mountains hes been solved in
a distinctly original manner. Tho
construction of the railway is now
almost compieted, and it has been
decided to name the stations after
well-known Shakespearean characters.
One station just north of the Co
quahalla River canyon is called Othel
lo, another Lear, a third Jessica, a
fourth Portia, and a fitch Iago. Ro
meo, another station, is eternally sep
arated from Juliet by Coquahalla sum
mit, which is 3,oU0 feet above sea
level, and not likely to bo moved by
anything short of an earthquake.
May Be Longest European War.
It is pointed out that if the war
lasts until the autumn of 1916 it will
have boen longer than any great war
in Europe since the fall of Napoleon.
Each of the two Balkan wars of
1912-13 was a matter of weeks. So
were the Serbo-Bulgarian war of
1 SSS and the Turco-Grcck war of 1897.
The Crimean war lasted a little more
than a year, while the Franco-Prussian
war was practically decided in a I
month, although Paris was holding out
seven months afterward. The Russo
Japanese war lasted about twelve
months, as did the Turco-Italian war
in 1911-12. The Boer war ran for
two and a half years, but that can
not be cailed a European war. The
American Civil war lasted for four
Earr'id Rapid Promotion.
Rapid promotion rewards those who ?
serve well the army of France. About j
the most remarkable cases of advance- j
ment is that of General Petain, who
was only colonel commanding the j
Thirty-third infantry regiment at !
Arras at the beginning of the war.
Successively he became general of '
brigade, general of division, and com-1
mander of an army corps, and now for
nearly six months he has been at the
bead of one of the principal armies, j
which recently covered itself wita
glory. General Petain is one of tho
most esteemed chiefs, and his high
nualities o? strategy, energy and cool
ness h"?-e not tor a single moment
.:ailed him daring the different opera
tions iu which he has taken part.
Uses and Abuses of Fertilizers
By Prof. R. J. H. De Loach, Director of Georgia Experiment Station.
5. FERTILIZERS AND HORTICULTURE.
The Fifth of a Series of Six Articles.
The fruit and vegetable growers are always leaders in the use of plant
foods for their crops. This is especially true of the vegetable growers. What
they wish is rapid growth in their produce, so that they will get the vege
tables on the market in the shortest possible time from the time of planting.
This is the secret of success with vegetables, and the only way to meet such
conditions is to apply fertilizers in large quantities. In the next paper we
shall tell about the "home garden" and how to fertilize it. In the present
paper we are to tell more particularly about fruit trees and other horticultural
The relation of apple growing to fertilizers has never been very carefully
worked out. We know that the use of fertilizers with fruit trees, and
especially apples, pays, but we have not yet worked out the best formulae
for the various kinds of trees, nor the amounts which pay best. Brisbin says,
in his book on "Trees and Tree Planting," that in planting young trees large
quantities of manure should be used in preparing the place for planting.
These manures should be rich Un plant food elements if the trees are ex
pected to make rapid growth. The best way to increase the plant food in
manures is to add to the manures the mineral elements in various forms,
and mix with leaf mold and manures. Brisbin also recommends that weeds
should not be allowed to grow around the apple trees, as they will take up
the plant food which is put down for young trees.
The best method of producing fruit is to keep the field or orchard clean by
growing other crops which require constant attention and cultivation. Most
farmers and horticulturists fertilize the crops that grow in the orchard, and
in this way save the expense of fertilizing the fruit trees again. In many
instances legumes are grown as a cover crop, and, incidentally, to furnish
nitrogen. The orchard cannot be cultivated too deeply, or injury will result.
It needs to be cultivated shallow, and manures or fertilizers applied in
reasci'Die quantities. While it is necessary to put fertilizers near the trunk
of the tree, yet the roots scatter pretty well over an orchard, and the plant
food that happens to fall further away from the trunk is not lost.
A large crop of apples or peaches takes from the soil much plant food,
such as nitrogen, potash and phosphoric acid, and unless this is supplied from
time to time, the trees will prove less fruitful and finally bear very little
fruit, and what they do bear will be of poor quality. The argument that old
trees in pastures bear good fruit is not sound, because conditions prevail in
many isolated places this way that cannot be duplicated in the orchard.
Many times it is the natural leaf mold, woods earth, droppings from animals,
and other materials carrying available plant food that make the fruit on
such trees. Eesides. such fruit is rarely ever as excellent and delicious as
that grown in a well-kept orchard. Fruit, like all other kinds of field and
garden crops, must be forced more or less to measure up to a high standard.
To force the fruit, and at the same time keep the ?and fertile, we must apply
to the soil as much fertilizer as the crop takes from it.
Fruit trees demand in their growth a fertilizer rather rich in potash and
phosphoric acid, but not very rich in nitrogen. It was found that the citrus
trees in California at the Riverside Experiment Station grew better fruit and
did better every way with a complete fertilizer than with any single plant
food element, or any incomplete combination. It was also found that the
acid requirements of these trees were more completely supplied with sul
phate of ammonia than from any other nitrogen source.
Many of the experiment stations have secured good results from fertilizing
orchards, but none quite so good as the Ohio station. F. H. Ballou, in charge
of work with apples, says:
"To sum up the results in increased fruit production from the use of
chemical fertilizers on the very thin orchard land in southeastern Ohio, tak
ing into consideration all our different plots at the various places covering
60 miles of country, we have the following; . . . i '
Average per acre, per year fertilized, 100 barrels. 1 ; ;;.r.-'' "
Average per acre, per year unfertilized, 44 barrels. - . . : ^
Gain per acre, per year, from fertilization, 5G barrels.
Cost of gain per barrel, per year, 17.8 cents.
This is. the strongest endorsement for the use of commercial fertilizers in
orchards that we have yet seen, and shows how it is possible to increase the
Incomes from an orchard by the wise use of the proper kinds of fertilizers.
Prof. Maurice A. Blake of the New Jersey Experiment Station recommends
sn application of 450 pounds o. fertilizer per acre with peaches. Prof. Starnes
of the Georgia Experiment Station tried many formulas at the Georgia Station
several years ago on peaches, and found that in every case the fertilizers
A? Ideal Spring L*x live
A &r<?u?l :vl i'm* tried remedy is"
Dr. Kins'* New Life Pills. The
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With potto;! flowers regular atten
tion is quite important. So many wom
en are unable to keep flowers grow
ing because they are overzealous in
their care of them for a few days
and then leave them during the rest
of the week without a bit of nourish
ment Geraniums and primroses arc
the most satisfactory flowering plants
and last well through the winter. If
dead leaves are kept picked off and
blossoms removed immediately they
become faded new blooms will appear
very frequently. Changes in tempera
ture, so disastrous to most petted
flowers, will not affect these two vari
eties to any great extent.
Leprosy in Boston.
A case of leprosy was discovered in
Boston a fe?/ days ago. This makes
two cases within ?ve weeks. Tho
latest victim is a sailor, about seventy
two years old. Ke was born in the
United States and has followed the
nea for many years, having visited
Asiatic perts, whare he evidently con
tracted the disease. lt is said liiat
his present illness began about ten
years 2gt\ but that ho never before
applied for treatment in Boston. When
be appeared at one of thc local hos
pitals thc case was recognised and
was reported to the health depart
ment The ether ease of leprosy, that
of a dishwasher, was not diagnosed Cor
seven months, though the m.ia was un
der treatment much of tho time ci
the same hospital.
Until tho nomination of Franklin
Pierce for tho presidency of the Unit
ed States, the word "outsider" was un
known, 'i he committee on credentials
carno in to make its report, and could
not get into the ball because of tho
crowd of people who were not mem
bers of thc convention. The chairman
cf the convention asked if the chair
man was ready to report, and the
chairman of the committee answered:
"Yes, Mr. Chairman, but the commit
tee is unable to get inside on account
of the crowd and the pressure of the
outsiders." Thc newspaper reporters
took up thc word and used it.
Marks on Aeroplrncs.
Tho distinguishing murks of the
aeroplanes of the fighting powers are
as follows: France, Belgium and
Serbia-the device of a bu.c center
ring with white and red rings outside.
Great Britain-a dark red ring; the
device of a red center with a blue
outer ring, similar to the French, io
also used. The Russian marl: con
sists of three horizontal bands of
white, blue and red. The central pow
ers, Germany and Austria, uso a black
"Iron Cress" painted on a whlto
ground as a device, while Turkey uses
a crescent and. star upon a red
Granted Two Days to Marry.
Furloughs from the front are fixed
by the generalissimo at six complete
days, but thc heads of corps may give
two days extra to soldiers who have
been the object of citation entitling
them to wear the cross of war and to
those who can produce a certificate
from a mayor stating that they are
about to get married.-European Edi
tion New York Herald.
Top Price for Serial.
Thc largest price ever paid by ar.
American magazine for serial rights
in a book was $00.000, given ny the
Century company to Nicolay and Har
for their famous "Life of Lincoln." ?
is said that thc editor cf thc Century,
who first offered $25,600 and thea
drublcd the bid, probably misread tba
exchange of glances between the au
thors when the first offer was mt.dt.
they *o>.? surprised at the bigness cf
toe first Bum, which ne is iii3 e^go;
uess immediately doubled.
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Tries to Pin Up Heart.
Frank Gati, thirty-eight years old, of
j 406 East Fiftieth street, tried to kill
himself in the erysipelas ward of
Bellevue hospital by sticking a safety
pin through his heart. He was pre
vented i'rom carrying out his inten
tion by a nurse, but he grimly told
the doctors that he would succeed
next time. Ho is charged with at
tempted suicide.-Nev/ York Evening
"Good heavens! Another riot call!"
"What's happened now?"
"'NotKng out ot" the ordinary. A
ftrowd of pacifists have been holding
a 'get-together' meeting."
The .viivr-rri.-i r want ad will ge? im
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Many people cough and cough -
from the beginning of Fail right
through io Spring. Others iret cold
after cold. Take Dr. King's New
Discovery and you will get almost
immediate relief. It checks your
cold, stops the racking, rasping,
tissue-tearing cough, heal? the in
flammation, soothes the raw tubes.
Eauy to take, Antiseptic and Heal
ing. Get a 50c. bottle of Dr.
Kiny'sNew Discovery and keepit
in i he IIIOISH. "II is certainly a
great medicine and I keep a bottle
>?f it con ii II nal ly on baud" write.?
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