Newspaper Page Text
February 1, 192S
raederted by Mr. Robert F. 8 pence, Farm Demonstrstor and Special
The following article, written by
Dean Psvcnport of State Collefre of
Agriculture, 111 which appeared in
the February issue of The Farm and
Fireside, was read and re-read by the
County Agent, lie thought it was
so good that he wanted all his farm-
ers to have a chance at it. This is
the most practical, common sense sr. j
tide on the farmer and his business
the County Agent has read for years,
Take plenty of time to read it and
think it over. Go back and read it
araln. The article will be continu-1
ed In next week's Citizen. Don't
miss the chance to read the entire
HOW ARB YOU OOING TO FARM
Your big question this year, as
every year, Is how to avoid losses In rever before, while thousands of
your business; or, if they cannot be,mcn ttAn& idle all of which is the
avoided entirely, how to reduce them j opposite of intensive farming. No,
to the lowest terms. You therefore J mdeed, the wise farmer will not be
commune with yourself somewhat as caupht with that fly, any more than
follows: an old fish would be caught with a
The manufacturer may close his : bare hook,
factory until conditions improve. The You are told, too, that if labor Is
dealer may reduce his stock or close expensive and scarce you should sub.
it out entirely, as some large houses stitute machinery for men. But
ana doing under the combined pres- SOmebody must drive the machinery;
sure of increasing rents and heavy and, besides, when the old wears out
cost of operation. Not so with me. t what is to be done? A self-binder
I must operate my farm if I would this year costs $250, and the wheat
live. I am in the position of a man ( it cut sold in the markets not long
driving a runaway team; the thing ( ago for efg than a dollar a bushel,
cannot be stopped, and the only que- This means that it would take 16
tion is how and where to guide It acres of average wheat to pay for a
that, the destructive energy aha 11 J binder. The fly struck 40 acres of
spend Itself with as little damage as my wheat this year, and the entire
Again, the manufacturer or the ,
dealer, having shut up shop, can open j
it at any moment when conditions '
seem favorable. Not so with me.
My business is seasonal, and when (
planting time cornea I must be ready De more than just that
with plans of some sort, else weeds i When the war was over, msnufsc
... " . .
win overrun my neias, my animais
will "eat me up," and my rotations
will be ruined, requiring years of un-
profitable farming for restoration. The
machine must run, and the big prob-
lem ia whether to drive it on high,
intermediate, or low gear, with grease
or without It, with radiator filled or
In settling upon plans for the com-!
ing year, therefore, the wise farmer (
will not be raught by any of the pop-
ular fallacies. j
For example, you have seen volu-
minous figures to prove that the
American farmer makes more money
wun a smati crop man wun a large,
one. You know that this is one or
the general facts upon which the in-
dividual farmer can base no plans,
You know that when you make less
total money on a large crop than on
a small one, it is because a bumper
crop nas Droiten ine market, ana you
know that the great cause of such a
bumper crop is season and not some
special system of farming. '
Still another fact well known to you
is thst, whether the season be good
or bad, and whether the market
prices be high or low, the farmer
who has the moft to sell gets the
most money. If all the farms of the
TTnitixi Statea helonrod tn
to a syndicate, tha management .
- . CT i
might purposely reduce yield in order
to influence prices, but belonging, as caught below the belt at a time like L:, pjaCe, and we would be glad to 'crop J. C. Ramey had a working
they do, to millions of different men,' this. He knows that the way out ' welcome them again to live here, as1 Thursday and got quite a b t of clear
each will undertake to produce all he! in keeping out of debt and In avoid-jwe felt a og8 wnen e jeft ugi ' He 'nS done. Mrs. Clay Dooley (nee
can with the methods he dare em- ing every unnecessary outlay while;-., annerintendent of the Sunday-' Luna Thacker) of East Bemstadt, Is
With the methods he dare employ!!
There lies the pith of the problem
that confront! you this coming sea
ron. You will be told, and are told,
by the aelf-appointed advisers of the
The Giant of the South
Its immense popularity is due not only to
the fact that every line in it is written for South
ern farm families by men and women who
know and appreciate Southern conditions, but
to the practically unlimited personal service
that is given to subscribers without charge.
Every year we answer thousands of ques
tions on hundreds of different subjects all
without charge. When you become a sub
scriber this invaluable personal service is
yours. That is one reason why we have
press and platform that your relief
from low prices la Intensive Farm-
inc. that term having become a kind
of slogan among those good souls of
the city who know Just about enough
about farming to make their opinion
dangerous. They talk about booming
business, about advertising, about the
lively dollar, and about bigger, bet
tor, and bus!er towns, and (hey nat
urally assume thst the same medicine
will cure the farmer's Ills.
You, as a wise farmer, know tha
Intensive farming means more, not
less, outlay per acre. You know that
it is the desperate device of hopeless-
ly congested populations, and you
know thst in the countries thst have
tried it lnbor is 10 or 20 cents a day,
whereas, among us lately, men re
fused to husk the corn crop at $3 a
day and board. The result is that
corn is being hogged down this year
crop would not pay for a binder and
the expense of threshing,
There is talk, I hear, of a 20 per
rent reduction in the price of farm
machinery for another season. My
opinion is that the reduction haa to
turers of munitions were nsyiniri
around a dollar an hour for labor in j
the shops. In order to provide labor J
keep the shops running, and avoid
unemployment, these factories n
most instances turned their attention
at once to making either automobiles,
which they knew the people would
buy, or farm machinery, which had
been greatly depleted during the war.
The automobiles sold like hot cakes
,t a country fair, but the machinery
is proving a drug on the market,
and quite naturally so, when it takes
a full fccre of oats to pay one day's
wares of a mechanic.
because the farmer has boucht
r.utomobiles freely, it has been as-1
sumed that he is rolline in mony'
and can buy anyth:ng. But the farm-'
er knows what he is about in thisj
as in most things. A moderate-
priced machine and most autos on 1
the farm are moderate-priced save a'spent the wet.k-end with her parents,'
driving team, snf makes a necessary ;
trip to town for bvppltes or repairs j
a matter of minutes instead of hours ;
a slight interruption instead of an
all-day trip. There is no connection
between the car as a farm necessity ,
and the automobile as a city luxury;
nor is there necessarily much con-
necfon between that farm car and
However tha novlra ma v ha fooled. I
'ining in ounuay-scnooi. mr. wwunj ,
the experienced farmer is not to be ilv. i nprp. hut moved from
I present conditions last
It may be held that in this wayij
mo innr ia nuv uvui io auarv
U! 4ktnn ... .ll . l
oringing oac me wing we can pros-
pemy. remaps ne isni, out ne nter, Mrs. Allen Powell.
been hit first and hardest, and the
thing for him to think of first of an
la how to keep his home. Right now
organised labor of the country is get
ting more for ita bare hands than the
farmer ran hope to get for his labor
and Investment combined, and he ia a
heavy taxpayer besides. The organ
ized labor is resisting, Inch by inch,
not only wags reductions, but aim
the reduction of those restrictive'
measures that have held down pro
duction while Increasing the cost.
Nobody can ask the farmer to pay
the bills for this kind of a situation
any further than he is compelled.
He pays for more than his share of
the excessive freight charges, be -
cause he pays both as a producer and
as a consumer. lie is unable to hold
hia prices at an arbitary figure, a;i.!
his only protection is to rednea the
cox i oi production, ana. or course.1
lessened prod. tion is a
(To be continued next week)
Hay and Grain
Corn No. 2 white oSGTiiV; No. a
Vifir.iV; No. 4 wlilie Mii X 4 ; No. 2
yellow r.Sff :.!V ; N,. 4 yellow SISU ;
No. 2 inlxeil .sr( ",!,.
Sound liny- Timothy per ton $19.. Mi
SJO.ort; clover mixed U!tl7.
' Wheal No. 2 red $l.:tO: No. 3 red
1..V,fl..-l7; No 4 red fl.LD.l.KI.
On: No. S white 4iVf 41S ; No. S
nsti.-Kic; No. mixed .tTV ilSr ; No
3 mixed ICi'j "ii :hij.
Butter, Egja and Poultry
Butter Whole milk creamery extras
4isa; centralized extras 37c; firsts 3"Je;
fancy d;ilry 'J.V.
'.it Kuril first .Tie; firsts 31'c;
ordinary Hmts Sir.
Lite Poultry Fryer 2 Ihs and over
.'UV ; fowls 4 Id ami oer iMe: under
t lb -le; roosters 17c.
Cuttie-Steers. j;ood to choice W.."si
0 7.."O; fair to good J-Y.'sitf a.'iO ; com
i. ion io f.'v s . i . .ii. i v r -1 - jo d in
choice $i'3"; fair to good J.'ijC, com
inon to fn.r .Sin".; unite:' u'iJ;
stock heifers flifl.V); stock steers
(ales- o.od to choice fll.r JTl'J ;
fair to H'hii .'; 1 !.." ; c nullum and
Miee;. i;,.od to
f3.r to imod .."frt;
$1 Ml :
Iamb ?,H"I to choice l.l.'(fll; fair
to t'.'d Jltt .-mj, 1:01.
Hog Heavy s: "rf. Ji 10 ; choice pnek
ers and butchers .in , lo.j.1 ; medliitu
$lii": rommoii to choice heny fat
s.iws ."i."iifls: ll-Li wliipiiers. $10.23;
piK (llo lbs ami lc) $t li-..
EASTERN KENTUCKY NEWS
(Continued from page S)
moved to his
of Valley View has
farm that he bought
fom w F. Moody
Mr. and Mrs.
tv p,.l. c,,r,,t. it,
j,10.w., u'Vii. nn . nir 1
Hill. Dan Garrett is on the sick list. I
nig mary friends hope he will soon !
out again. Miss Gracie Towell, ! tune pf getting his leg broken when
UBn i. attend nir school at BereaJa cow which he was m'lking fell on1
Mr anj jj,, Hudon p0Well Joe
Croley spent Saturday night with his;
mother near Hugh. Agnes Lawson'
,pent Sunday night with her parents'
an1 returned Monday to Berea, where
he ig attending school Some from1
here are attending school at Kings-'
tonf j falvin Hendricks, teacher. 1
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bowling and daugh-'
. ' j u.., t, 1
school two years and was always at
r0st Miss Viola and Myrtle
rrane (wo 0f Berea students, spent
' . .....
Saturday and Sunday with their sis-
Vine, iFeb. 11. Miss Bessie Pen-
nington, who nas been very poorly ( "' w '"' tnimrn oi mr.
for some time, is able to visit her! and Mrs. R. T. Abney have had the
friends and relatives once more j whooping cough very bad but are lm
F. G. Ward of this place has trsded proving. J. E. Hammonds and Lee
Li. --a h;. ... n xt . 1 Montgomery were called to Mt. Ver-
.. rrr VT.r- :i"lBn l..t wVrW., f.n. I. !
roweii oi Bona xor ns nou.e
lot and stock or goods. Mr. Wara
is a good neighbor and a hustling!
merchant John L. Pennlneton. Jr.,
is still very poorly. Harve Hurley returned home. Leroy Wyatt of Be
has aold his farm, wagon and team ; re WM he" last week. Cria Woods
and rattl in Tiewia Cmerh of Tvner 0' Conway was the guest of Mr. and
for $2,450 and also his merchandise,
which has not been invoiced yet
Prayer meeting ia still held at this
place each Friday night Mis Rose
Morgan has returned home from
Coochland, Feb. 13 ,-Wa are having j
some very warm weather lor
time of year. We are having some
right smart sickness in this neigh
borhood at present Old aunt Cole
Martin died ona day last week- ana ( to ,ook out a sltuaton James T.
was burled on Horn Lick Creek onlBaik. ftf LaUrci in(i v.. i... ,ub.
her old home farm by the aide of her
husband, who departed this lift SI
years sgo R. J. Callihaa had a
ch Id burled on the same day at Pine
Grove. Wiley Malicoat has been
very sick but Is thought to be a lit
t'e better IVte Gabbard and J. W.
II. Jones have Just come In off of a
very extended drumming trip. A. P.
Gabbard is planning on going to Be
rea on the 1.1th. Ida Johnson has
been very sick but Is some better.
I-ester Smith paid his uncle and aunt
Rill Gabbard, a flying visit at Gooch
Innd last Sunday.
Nina. Feb. 1.1. The farmers of this
! niare ... nrenarinir foe lanr. erons'and wife, who have been over
this year. Several tobacco beds hsve'
hern hurnt and lots of plowing done. ,
Willie Trather, whose house burnt
january ut has now gone bsck t,
! knl,cf.lieenlnir Ttia frUnda mrA n.lk.'st Cincinnati, as thev have nnt heard
,.,cL-r,i- m.. .i a. j iu i
, nori - r Prather made nn h.
tween two and three hundred dollars, i ThcyTiold porit;ons In a clothing de
together with many presents, for his psrtment at that place. Mrs. Nellie
benefit. Oscar Moore sold his nice Peters of Sextons Creek has made
horse and bupry to Nathan Ward of spplirstion for compensation as her
near Hyattsville for the sum of one first husband, Charles H. Chsndler,
hundred and seventy-five dollars ( died when a soldier in the United
Chronley Ross was In Lancaster Sat- States army. Arthur McWhorter is
urday on business. A business meet-1 still working st his claim,
ing at the Freedom Church Satur-
day called Rev. William Rogers as WOLFE COUNTY
pastor for the year. Mr. and Mrs. Cosneyville
Tom King of Lowell were the guests'
of Clyde Morgan and family, Friday.
The pool tobacco graders of Lan -
carter greatly praised Matt Moore as
he was delivering his large crop as James D. Tutt, of Stillwater, Ky.
having the best and best graded crop from Friday till Sunday. John I'hil
yet received. He was advanced 15 lip and Mart visited their brother,
cents per pound, the largest advance Frank rhillips, of Crsntoii, Menifee
of the season. Otis Malair haa had county, from Friday till Sunday.
the mumps. Floyd Harden purchas-j Misa Fthel Brown Is attending school
ed of Pan East a two-year-old horse at Pine Ridge. Bennie Tutt return
for $35. MUe Rosa Morgan, who ed to school st Tine Ridge one day
has been visiting her aunt, Mrs. Will 'art week Nsnnie Brown Is visit:ng
Creech, has returned to her home. i her dsughter In Middletown, O, Mrs.
White Lick, Feb. 14 Mrs. J. B.
Creech continues seriously ill. Mr.
and Mrs. W. M. Creech visited Mrs.
J. B. Creech, Monday night. The
many frienda of M:ss
I Clark were surprised when she and
Orover Elder drove t Lancaster and
jwere married . February 6th. The
i brido is the accomplished daughter of
' John T. Clark. Having taught school
for several years, she is very popu-
lar. She was also an active Chris-
'tian Endeavor and church worker
, and will be ereatly missed in this
community. The groom is a pros
perous farmer of Fairlnnd, 111. The
happy couple will leave next wee't
, for Illino's, where they will make
j their home. We wish them a happy
and prosperous future Jonathan
Creech v sited Mr. ard Mrs. A. C.
Matlock from Fridny until Sunday.
Me .nH Mr. lniM Mn.; wl
v- ' i.u t t, ,
into ine nouse wun u . i. viara lasi
week Miss Anna Mae Green visit-
d Mrs. Grover Elder a few days last
week John Green had the misfor-
nin1, ,Ie is reported to be getting
nicely. Mrs. H. D. Creech l
11 with tnnsiiitis.
Disputants, Feb. 12. We are hav
ir,P warm rainy weather In this vl-
cinity at presents No deaths, birthj.
or weddings at this writing; court!
farmee. to... ..ln. W,'
beds and getting ready for a new
Siting homefolks this week. Mv
Dooley is teaching the graded school
nere. oam ivooinson oi nans was
. Y IT l r I
visiting at J. E. Hammonds, Sunday.
Quite a number from here attend
ed church at Macedonia, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Young of Hamil
ton, O., have returned to their home,
after spending a week with relatives
1. fTV. . 1 ' .1 .LIU , m.
"" rr" .
. an uioi
y Thomas, who has been visiting his
brother, Henderson, in Tennessee, hai
M. V. Swlnford, Monday nUlit
S. P. Ilamn.onds and family are
moving back here from Sinking Val
ley. OWSLEY COUNTY
Island City, Feb. 13. Mrs. Annie
Lamb ia in very poor health at this
writing, being under the care of a
nUrse Joe Sixemore has abandoned
hia family, leaving them standing in
need of his help. Andy Huff ia mak
ing arrangements to go to Indiana
scribed for The Citizen, knowing he
will get the news from Island City.
Enoch Bricknsr of Hamburg, Ind,
Is a reader of The Citizen. AU who
are Interested In reading a good
newspaper send In your subscription
to the Rev. A. D. Bowman at Island
City, who will attend promptly to
your call and see yon get the paper.
Lieutenant B 11 Smith of Endes is
very poorly st this writing with In
flammation of the blader and heart
trouble and is not expected to live.
Mrs. Martha Stepp, of Booneviile, who
has been feeble . for some time, fell !
into the Are. No one waa in the
house who wss able to assist her un
til it wss too late. She died from
the e fleets of the burn. Bascom Huff
Ohio for some t'me, have returned
recently. The Rev. A. D. Bowman
and wife, Mrs. Kate Bowman, are
vrrT uneasy sbout their three girls
I from them since January the 6th.
Cosneyville, Feb. 13. Mrs. Mstihl
Sharelford, who has been sick for
, some time, is able to be up again.
Mrs. Lou E. Tutt visited her son.
j Frank Hughes. Price Tutt spent
.from Friday till Sunday with hia
rand father. T. K. Tutt Rev. G.
M. Center has been holding a revival
meeting at Stillwster the past week.
Several conversions reported. Sam
Shackelford Is planning to go to Mid-
dletown, O., the first of March
Loula Brewer, who has been s ck for
a month or longer, is sble to be out
atrain. Brown Hame Handy and one
of the Tolesons of G!en Carin were
arrested one day ls?t week snd placed
in Stanton jsil for monshining
Mrs. Gillian Tutt attended church at
Big Branch, Sunday. The farmers
of this vicinity have begun to plow.
L. W. Tutt spert one dny with J.
J. Tutt. his fsther, last week. Mrs.
Statnpor still remains very low
"d is not expected to live lonir
K'y- T. R Woodford of Pine Ridire
pwachefl quite an interesting sermon,
8t Bethel, Sunday. J. V. Prown re-l
turred fnm Breathitt county, where!
k. I,.,l V,n H wi,V-P T
"v ...... . . .....
R- Woodford, George Samples and
wife, Mrs. T. K. Tutt snd Lum Cen-
t4"r. a" dinner with Mr. and Mrs.'
i:.T.TIVK eotlmntea of the cost
I of t
he iroIoci .Ii1!.tm' hoini. I
phice It at $.!.l.U'Hi.il a enr. and the!
Iieiiiililli'iii) liiemliers of the hotiHe w n.tsi
und liiemi toiiiiiiitlee sH n a lot of
lime last week iIW.iii.miik how this
wag to he nhtuliicd. ITeslilenl liar
dhiK niii.le It rlenr to the leietcrs lli.it
the hill inii-t Incliiile a provision for
Ihe rslsinu f the neresanry revenue,
and Hint It must not lie too oppressive
on the liuhllc; he Mitre.il with Scire
,1,ry M1""" ''' ' us I n-, n for
It'll holnls Is out of the tiieiiui. Like
wise, the phin of raising money hy any
form of ccm rul allies ui la KoltiK Into
the discard, for a ui.ijority of the Ite
I'lilillnilis evidently are opposed lo It.
Consequently the iniijorlly uieinlr of
Ihe commlitee have aitres-d thul vari
ous mlscellHiMiiua taaes Khali he lm
NiHed, hut hnve not el decided Just
whut these ahull lie. Chairman f'oril
iiey (hvois an Increused tax on IoI.hc
en and cigarettes, a tux on real ea
lutts triinauctloiis und a WvMX tax on
stock and hoiid trutmfers. Other mem
her a urged taxes on giisollne and hiink
clie'k. a federal aiilomohlle license
tux hust'd ou breHer, and an lo
creaae lu Drat aud uwcoud vluse mil
ALTIIOIOII the I'liltert (ttiites hss
not accented, and Is not llkelt to
- r4 the InvUntlo.. to lake pnrt
the woiiomlc and II
In (ienna next month, preparations for
the ociilng of the meeting are lielng
made by the liullun goveniiiient. All
the city's hotels Hinl vthera along the
l Itnllun Itivlera as fur ss Itupullo are
lielng requisitioned, rapid lriinamrta-
1 on '""'"'' ' arrigi ...a
sittings of the conference. Iwron
Avezzuno, formerly suihiiHHiidor to the
I'nlted States, Is general aecrelary In
charge of locul arrungemeiils, and I're
mler lion. mil, ihoiigh lie has resigned.
Is devoting most of hi time to the af
fair, pending the appointment of bis
If America avoids this conference
It will he because, among other rea
sons, ihe soviet Russian government,
mil yet recognize.!. Is to In represent
ed; because certain Kuropeun powers
show n.i disposition to help mailers
by reducing their military establish
ments; because none, except Knfland,
Is trying to balance Its budget, and be
cause few of thein recognise the rela
tion of the general recovery of tCurope
to the rtM'tivery of OVrhiany.
DirXOYTD UNIFORM DfTFJUMTK)I(Al
T Lesson T
(Hr In.. , t niiiirtit.it, If. !.,
iHiMr ( Knglah Kihla in tl.t MuvaS
llllji IlKtltUI III 1 11 ! (
Cillllt, Itil, W-aiara Hmwpmp llnai
LESSON FOR FEBRUARY 26
ELISHA'S HEAVENLY DEFENDER
l.N TKXT- II Kinsn S t-21
OiUJ'KN TKXT -Tli aiiK'l of IKS lrS
cncainmih round about Unon tliat lr
llitn, ami d. llvrlh thrm -I a 14 I.
Kt.KKKKN'-K MAThKIALr-Kwn. S t SI.
Hrb III. II II.
I'lUMAKT TUI'KV-Uod Tk Car of
JI'NKill TXriC-KJIaha anil tha Armlae
IN Tk-KMh.lIATK ANl. eNlonTOI'IC
-4Mir rniwrn llvnilrrs
Vul'Nil I'MU'l-K ANl AIt'KT TOPIC
What alio In U Un-o Can IJn (or
1. Tha Syrian King Sorely Troubled
1. The King's lan. (v. H). Ilia
niethiKl waa a kind of guerrilla warfare
armed I.Hiids umde liicursliHia lute
the enemy's territory. He determined
as to where rumps should I locale!
no as lo Interrupt lamel't army. Ilia
lnn was flever. hut Ills grea nils
lake wss that lie left Cod out of his
lalculatloos. There Is one place
where all plana and movements are
known (ll. ti. 4 : 1.1).
2. The enemy'a movement die
closed (v. ft). The man of ('d. know
ing the enemy's tiioveinenls, was ahle
to tell the klug sl.aut them. KUahs's
sdvice wss more than a laatcb for
Ihe wily plsns of the ahrewd ilea
hadad. , Israel's safety lay inure la
the n.nn of od than In their warriors.
3. The kill f Israel herded KHsha's
word (v. 10). This wss true wisdom.
Ity irfM-ylng the pnphet's wonla be
aved hlmwlf and army many lltnea.
Thoae who are truly wise heed the di
4. The .sjrlsn king's erv!ex1lj
(vv. 11. 1.') In hla iierpleslty k aa
semhled his aertauts sud deiuund.'d
thai the Irnlior he ma le known. He
I.A.He...l tt ( mi. it upm (iliivhitf luln
,. h . . , ,,. theref.we
he would pill an end to the treachery.
J This wns lieiiled, and one of hia ser
vants declared that the kind's move
' iiients were retried by l.ltiha Ihe
I prophet, even lellltis to the k I n if of
Ijiinri what lleu-hiulad nuke In his
I litMchHinticr. Hen lia.lud wna worried
I not hecHUim of his sllla, but heomae
i hi phms miscarried.
II. Tb 8iijn King Tries ts Trsp
Elishs (vv. l.'l IN.
1 1. lie sent an army lo iuture hi in
(vv. I t, 14). I l'U lenrnuiK that
l Kl.i-I'H wua miik ins kii'u his ac
I lions, he ileteriulii.il to put an ii1 lo
I the matter hy trapping lit in and mukliig
him a prisoner, liow f.MtlKh to put
Ii n mil ii eiiiiiilnil ukuiiisI divine wis.
doiu. Mors. mid chtirMs aro uaeleaa
when U...1 I axiilnsl us. Hod's pur-
i l""-e cBiitiot he thwarted
If CilMl l
for us, who can he against uT
KOIoi's a.-naiit frlgl.tciicd (v.
)r)" ( hl
,,e anw ,,tt, ,
awoke on. morning
nriinil host was en-
amt'lng almt the t Ity. Viewed froia
the hum mi stamlMilnt. we ih not
wiHi.ler thnt he was n !Tr : Ii t -..
3. Kllshii'a eu-ouruj:euicnt (v. 1)1).
lie assured bla aervnnt that, though
they were surrounded hy the Syrian
army, there wui a mightier ho-t
of heavenly defender ruiiinl ahout
them. F'llsha .lid not abut his eyes
to Ihe real ilnner, but lo.iL.il to the
helsMS uf t.od watching about them.
4. KUshu'a prnjer (v. IT). Ileaske.1
thnt the Lord wojld oim-ii the eyes of
hla servant so as to see Hplrltual
things. When the Iord opened the
eyes of the young insn be sow that
"the mountain whs full of horc and
chariots of tire round ahout KIlHlia."
Hound ahout ua all the while are
angels guarding us from danger.
6. The Syrians smitten with blind
ness (v. IS). Ihe same (onI who
opened the ryes of ihe young man,
blinded the eyes of the Syrians. Iksl
deals with nii'ti according to their
moral attitude. When men will not
have the light, Ood sends ilurkneas.
III. Ths Syrlsn Army Trapped
The would-be trappers sre now
1. Aruiy led by the man sotii;ht by
them (vv. 111. 'Jil). Kllsha led Iheia
to Samaria and asked the Lord to
open their eyes. When their eves wsre
open they saw the man whom they
sought, but not al the place where the
sought hltn. Instead of aeclng him at
Dotlian as they eiiwcteil, they ssw
hlin In Samnrlu.
2. The generous treatment of the
KyrliitiM (vv. 1!) &1). The king of Israel
wanted to smite the rnpllves, but
Kilklia fortiade him snd ordennl Instead
that they should be fed and sent bark
to their muster.
.1. I'euce between the nations (v. El).
The mercy shown lo the Syrians had
such a profound effect upon them that
they came no more to make war upon
Israel. What a line thing if we could
have such humanity shown today I
, Civs Thanks to Ood.
Bleep should be light, su thst w
may easily awake; for we ought te
rise frequently In the night, In order
to give thanks to Cod. , , , Vs
who hsve the word, 'the watchman,
dwelling In us, must not sleep through
lbs night St. Clement of Alexandria,
Bodily Exsrcise and Godliness.
Bodily exercise nmnteth little: but
godliness Is prolicide unto sll things,
bsvlng promise of Uie life that now Is,
and of that wtilcfc Is to rtiiso. -1