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TEXT lllewd In the man thai walk
th not In th counsal o( th ungodly.
Who are the
eems to be
tween them and
open sinners, be
cause the same
verse says, "that
walketh not In
the counsel of the
tandeth In the
way of Inner.'
la not one that
has any bearing
on the day of
Judgment, for all
men In the sight
of God are divided Into but two great
classes, not the good and the bad,
subjectively considered, "for there Is
none good, no, not one," but believers
and unbelievers the saved and the
lost. Any other distinctions are only
of a secondary kind and limited to
the things of earth. For example.
when we speak of an adulterer or a
drunkard, we associate with him the
name of "sinner," but when we speak
of an outwardly moral man who nev
ertheless acknowledges no allegiance
to the God of the Bible, we think of
him as "ungodly." The latter Is un
concerned about his personal salva-
tlon. Living an honest life as the
world goes, be believes be will fare
well enough at the last. He would
not deny the existence of God and a
future life, but be has no particular
or - transforming Ideas about either.
r The "ungodly" Is a character with
which most of us are more likely to
come in close contact than the open
sinner, and for that reason he Is ca
pable of more harm. We would not
willingly associate with notorious
transgressors, the libertine, the liar
or the Sabbath breaker, but this other
class of persons are not so well under
stood. Like a well dressed pick pock
et, they may walk or sit by our side
and rob us of that which Is more val
uable than the "gold which perish'
eth, and yet we may remain for a
while unconscious of our loss. In
deed, "ungodly" persons may be de
sirable to be acquainted with In a cer
tain serine. They may Increase our
profits or enliven our domestic circle,
but all the time they will be as the
gilded bait covering the deadly hook!
The Mark of tha Ungodly.
The Psalmist names one dlstln
guishing mark of the "ungodly" as his
"counsel." In other words, he thinks,
not wisely, or deep or well, but he
thinks. He also criticises, advises
and recommends. His voice la heard
In the popular magazine and work of
Action. He is your companion on a
railway train, or In a hotel lobby. You
meet him In your store or shop, and It
will not be long before he exhibits his
missionary seal. "Look at me," he
says, "and thousands like me, who
reject all this nonaenae about salva
tion and the authority of the Bible
are we fools T" "How can Christian'
lty be the divine religion to the exclu
sion of every other, when Its number
are comparatively ao small?" This
ia the way he Insidiously argues.
But what la meant by "walking In
tbla counsel?" Are we to abandon so
ciety, retire from business, and put
an end to converse with our fellow-
men T Being In the midst or the un
godly," how can we avoid walking
with them? The answer la that we
Chrietiantlty In Buainasa Life.
Men are asking everywhere this
question: "Ia It possible for a man to
be engaged In the activities of our
modern life, and yet be a Christian?
Is it possible tor a man to be a brok
er, a shopkeeper, a lawyer, a mechan
ic ia it possible for 9 man to be In a
business of today and yet love his God
and his fellow man as himself?" I do
not know what transformations these
dear businesses of yours must under
go before they tihall be true and Ideal
homes for the child of God, but I do
know I hut upon Christian mechauica
and Christian brokera and Christian
lawyers and Christlau men In business
today there rests an awful and a
beautiful responsibility to prove if
you can prove it that these things
are capable of being made divine; to
prove that a man can do the work
which you have been doing tbls
nioruing, aud will do thla afternoon,
and yet shall love bia God aud his fel
low man as himself. If he cannot,
what busluess have you to be doing
them? It be can, what business have
you to be doing them so poorly, car
nally, and unsplrltually that men look
All Modsrn Improvements.
Sparker and Plug bad Just returned
from a glorious spin In Sparker'a
branduew automobile, and as they
sat In Sparker'a library tbey talked of
many things despite the noise Sparg
er's youngster were making.
"Tell you what, 8prkr." said
Plug, "you've a fine, besltfty lot of
children. By the nay, bow a any have
"Sven." aald Sparker, prcudly.
"You know, I've ofteu nc&dered."
wsat on Plug, "whether yet people
need not walk with them In the moral
sense and of free choice. If we gti
among them In the path of duty we
shall be upheld by divine grace, and
If the demands of our vocation bring
us there, the necessity of entering
that aoclety In distinction from select
ing It, will put us on our guard and
be an antidote to the Infection. But
we must not put ourselves willingly In
their society. We must resist Induce
ments to make one of them, and sacrt
flee worldly convenience, if need be,
In order to honor God and maintain
the purity and development of our
souls. Such society Is unnecessary to
us In any other sense than the one al
ready admitted, because God has "7,000
left In Israel who have not yet bowed
the knee to Baal." We can say In the
language of the Canticles, "Tell me,
O Thou Whom my soul lovest, where
Thou feedest, where Thou makest
Thy flock to rest at noou; for why
should I be as one that turneth aside
by the flocks of Thy companions?"
The verse from which our text is
taken Is a sentence. In which the same
thought Is repeated more than once
with a slight addition to It each time
That Is, three characters are repre
sented, each exceeding the other In
wickedness the "ungodly," the "sin
ner," the "scornful." The first walks,
the second stands, the third sita down,
completely gives up himself to oppo
sition to God. The teaching Is that
sin Is progressive, and as an old com
mentator says, "he who walks In
the counsel of the ungodly will soon
stand In the way of slnnners, and be
who stands In the way of sinners will
ultimately sit down In the seat of the
"scornful." One blessing therefore,
which accrues to him that "walketh
not In the counsel of the ungodly" Is
that from which he is prevented. He
is prevented from growing worse. But
Is a positive blessing also, for the man
who walks not in the counsel of the
ungodly Is likely to walk In the coun
sel of God. "His delight will be In the
law of God, and In his law will he
meditate day and night" As a con
sequence there shall be seen in him
growth and fruitfulness, "and he shall
be like a tree planted by the rivers of
water, that brlngeth forth his fruit
In bis seaBon; his leaf also shall not
wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall
"Lord, Thst W May Receive Our
What reason have we to think any
other station In the universe more
sanctifying than our own? There Is
none, so far as we can tell, under the
more Immediate touch of God; none,
whence sublimer deeps are open to
adoration; none, murmuring with the
whisper of more thrilling affections,
or enobled as the theater of more
glorious duties. The dimness we de
plore no traveling would cure; the
most perfect of observatories will not
serve the blind; we carry our dark
ness with us; and Instead of wan
derlng to fresh scenes, and blaming
our planetary atmosphere, and flying
over creation for a purer air, It be
hooves us, In simple faith, to sit by
our own wayside aud cry, "Lord, that
we may receive our sight." James
Radiant With His Goodness.
Every atom of the Old nature, sel
fishness and pride and passion, should
be expelled from us, and we should be
so fashioned Into affinity with Christ
that his light will kindle us and ahlne
In and through ua. Then we ahall no
longer be dim and dasky figures, faint
Images of Jesus, but shall be trans
parent with hi Spirit and radiant
with hla goodnesa. We shall cast no
shadow on our human kind, but our
presence will shed light and guidance,
healing and good cheer. We ahall be
strong and calm, with aerenity and
peace, poise and power. If Christiana
more fully attained and filled out tbla
beautiful name and ideal, they would
have more warmth and Joy, the world
would not be so dark, and Christ him
self would be seen aa the Light of tha
on them and shake their heads with
doubt? It belongs to Christ In men,
first, to prove that man may be a
Christian and yet do business; and
in the se,oond place, to show how a
man, aa he becomes a greater Chris
tian, shall purify and lift the business
which be does and make it the worthy
occupation of the son of God. Klshop
Wyclift translates, "The lxrd wan
with Joseph and "he was a lucky fel
low." Heal prosperity is from God
All good plans and business sugges
tion are ot bis Inspiration. Man plus
God spells real success. The Ixrd Is
the unseen partner of the truly suc
cessful life. Why do we not make him
more fully the helper In our secular
The wren would never be a singer
If It bad to take music lessons from
Tbe devil never get far away from
the fault fludlng man and the acoldinf
with so many children bav auy par
"Well, no." answered Sparker, hesi
tatingly; "that is to say, you know,
w don't have favorites exactly, hut ot
course you can't help being more In
terested In this year's model than la
some of the earlier oues!"
Bride's Motlier "Wers you nervous
during the ceremony?" Bride Well.
1 lost u.y self possession when pa
gave u aay to Cbaiiey.'-r Juut.
WAR ON HOG CHOLERA
Serum Developed by Department
of Agriculture Used.
Cleaning Up of Infection I Hug Job,
But Believed Can Be Accomplished
Sam as Eradlcstlon of
Tick In South.
Beginning with a few counties in
Iowa and Indiana, the department of
agriculture Is commencing a campaign
for the eradication of hog cholera. A
tbls disease Is as widespread a the
bog raising Industry, which cover the
whole country, the cleaning up of the
Infection I a large order. It 1 be
lieved, however, that It can be done In
much the same way that the cattle tick
Is being eradicated from the south.
Before the tick eradication work
started It was feared that It was an
Impossible task. The expert of the
department, however, figured out meth
od of cattle dipping, pasture rotation
and other mean of control so that
now a quarter of the area In the south
that formerly was under strict cattle
quarantine has been declared tick free
and released. Counties adjoining the
cleared territory bsve seen the bene
fit and are taking up the work so that
eventually the impossible will be ac
complished and the whole of the south
will be turned Into a cattle-raieing
It Is thought that the same thing can
be done with bog cholera. Congress
last year appropriated $76,000 to start
the work. The beginning In Iowa will
be in co-operation with the Iowa State
college. The method used will be the
serum that was developed by Doctor
Dorsett of the depa'tment of agricul
Hog cholera Is by all odds the great
est scourge of the bog-ralslng Industry,
It was estimated that It cost the farm'
ers last year $60,000,000. Before the
discovery of the serum treatment the
toll was still larger. Cholera was re
garded as Inevitable and was almost
always fatal. There was no protection
against it except aegregatlng the well
hoga, and thla precaution waa uncer
The Injection of the serum gives im
munlty from attack even on close con
tact The immunity la not permanent.
but it lasts long enough to allow clean
lng up an entire community. It was
estimated that the second year the
serum was in use it saved about $!!,
000,000. Now many of the states are
manufacturing the serum in their own
agricultural laboratories and distribute
It free on application.
The plan for cleaning up the country
is to commence on county areas, a Is
being done In Indiana and low' lid
gradually spread the work, clean.. jFip
in widening circles and preventing kB
Importation of the disease by careful
quarantine. Any specific local outbreak
will be wiped out as quickly as it can
It may be the work of years to get
all the country cleaned, but it Is be
lieved once It is cleaned it can be kept
so. This will mean a great Increase in
the hog-raising industry, larger profit
and a proportionate reduction iu the
price of meat
REWINDING OF BARBED WIRE
Excellent Us May Be Mad of Old
Buggy Axle and Wheels Two
Men Required to Operate.
The sketch shows a very useful de
rice for winding loose wire and taking
up old wire fences. Procure an old
buggy axle and wheels, and fasten two
two-by-four stick five feet long to the
axle a Illustrated.
Provide that front end with a rod,
the end of which Is bent to form a
crank. Two bent sail hold the block
which bad to be cut out to allow the
rod to be put In place. When the
To Rewind Barbsd Wire.
pool 1 on, the nails are twisted so
as to keep the rod In place. If the
rod does not hold the spool tightly,
use wedges, writes Carl Achillea In
the ludepeudeut Farmer. Ono man
pushes, aud the mun in front turns
the crank. Wire can be wound as
fast aa a man can walk and Just aa
evenly a when bought new.
Sav the Manure.
In promptly haudling baruyard
manure, the farmer can save or lose
hundreds of dollar annuully. A ma
nure heap 1 a but bed of bucterlul
activities. Some of , the nit roue u la
formed Into ammouia and passes luto
tha air; this is a clear loss. Some Is
transformed Into nitrates, which are
soluble. These are washed out by
ruius and sink Into the soil or run eff
into tha ditch; tbls also is a direct
lose. Some la formed by bacteria into
nitrates and these nltratea attacked by
another specie of bacteria which
change into nitrogen (as, which pass
es Into tbe air and 1 lost.
Hint for Horssmsn.
Never start to lead the horse from
his stall till you hold or fasten back
the door. Door have been known to
wing to where tbey were not fast
ened open, catching the horse head,
th animal pulling back and breaking
EXCELLENT HAY RACK LIFT
Much Manual Labor May B Saved
by Um of Dtvlc Shown In Illus
(By J. WE8I.KT G1UFF1N.)
Much heavy lifting may be avoided
by having a place on which tbe bay
rack may rest when not In use. By
making a support something Ilka the
one shown In the drawing, not only
the heavy lift may be avoided but
much time saved. I have known a
niany as three men to lose an hour
each, going to and from the field. Just
to change a wagon body and the bay
frame. This was at a time when time
was valuable, more so than other
times. With a lift like this one, or
something similar, one man can change
framea with ease and dispatch.
All one has to do Is to drive be
tween the posts at the lower end. Tbe
rack will be lifted from the wagon as
To Load th Rack.
the team draw It through. The lift
should be the same height at the top
of tbe lowest posts, as the top of the
wagon wheels, the rear ones, then
the rack 1 raised above the wheels
the wagon will pass out, leaving the
rack high and dry.
When ready to load the rack, simply
drive between the posts, under the
rack, and slip back tbe rack, at tbe
same time back the wagon. As soon
as the rear ot the rack rests on the
wagon, stand on the rear of the rack
and your weight will hold the rack In
place while the team la backed far
enough to let the front of the rack
fall in place.
MONEY IN QUINCE GROWING
There la Unlimited Demand for Tham
and Fruit I Neglected Mors
Than Any Other.
Two acrea of quincea ought to make
more money for the farmer than 20
acrea of apples, according to J. C.
Whltten, professor of horticulture in
the Ohio College of Agriculture, In a
lecture to the pomology class.
"Tbe quince 1b more neglected in
proportion to its merits than any of
our orchard frulte," he said. "Nobody
ever saw an overplus of quinces. There
is an unlimited demand for them. If
the farmer has a place where they will
do well, the crop properly handled will
pay better than any of our orchard
fruits. The fruit is the firmest we have
to ship, the most handsome aud the
According to Professor Whltten,
quince-growing has never had a boom.
"This is because the quince grown un
der ordinary treatment, as most of our
apples and other fruits are growji, does
not have a good flavor and is poor in
nnaJltv. The trees must have individ
ual care and expert treatment. It re
quires the greatest skill to select tne
rlzht site for the orchard. If prop
erly bandied, pruning, spraying and
picking are easier tnan in our oiner
"When cooked the quince Is tbe best
of our core or atone fruits. For pre
serves, Jellies and the like, the quince
is tbe richest moet highly flavored and
the moat delicious fruit we have."
SELF-BOILED LIME SULPHUR
Expert of Alabama Experiment Sta
tion Give Soma Excellent Advice
on Spray Material.
Writing in regard to the use of
self-boiled lime-sulphur solution to
combat the San Jose scale, Dr. W. E.
Hinds of the Alabama experiment
"We cannot depend upon the heat
ot the lime to produce a combination
that will be effective a a winter
wash against San Jose scale. ... I
fear that the writers recommending
thla, confuse the preparation of self
boiled lime sulphur tor summer use
for brown rot with the fire-boiled
waBh for the scale. An ineffective
wash mean waste ot the materials,
labor and perhaps the ruin ot the or
"There Is, ot course, latitude for
some variation in the proportion of
lime and aulphur, ranging between
fifteen pounds and twenty pounds of
earth. Considering tbe danger of get
ting a poor grade of lime, and the
cheapness ot that material, 1 bellev
It advisable to use slightly more lime
than sulphur. I would advise eight
een or twenty pounds of lime aud fif
teen pounds of sulphur to make fifty
gallons of wash. It is necessary to
boil thla for at least thirty minutes.
and better, for forty-five or more, to
get the most effective wash.
Rape for Fall Fd.
Kape sown at tbe rate of two pounds
to the acre in the cornfield when
tbe lust plowing baa been done, or
eveu later, will often turnlsh a wealth
of fall feed for sheep, swine aud cat-
tie other than uillch cows. Such a
plan la especially good If "boggtug
off" corn Is cousidered.
Lambs will eat tbe rape and not
waste any of the corn, aud will pro
duce meat at a minimum of expense.
It will be advisable to snap or huak
the corn before any other animals
are turned luto th Meld.
NOT NUMEROUS, BUT EARNEST,
"What this hall lighted up for?"
Inquired the reporter.
"This is a meeting to protest against
any further delay in putting lamps at
the corners of this street" said tbe
man -occupying the big chair on the
"You seem to be tbe only person
"Yes, and there ought to be a full
house. I tell you, sir. It's a blamed
outrage that tbls part of town baa
been neglected ao long, and "
"Say you're a pretty husky citizen.
How much do you weigh?"
"Two hundred and thirty-nine
pounds. What'a that got to do with
"I'll Just say the meeting was large
ly attended and full of enthusiasm.'
Mad th Sal.
"Let me see some ot your black kid
gloves," said a lady to a shop assist
ant. "These are not the latest style, are
they?" she asked when the gloves
"Yes, madam," replied the shopman.
"we have had them in stock only two
"I didn't think they were because
the fashion paper says black kids have
tan stitches and vice versa. I sec the
tan stitches, but not the vice versa."
The shopman explained that vice
versa was French for seven buttons,
so she bought three pairs.
His "Herein" Was th Worry.
"I say. Sambo," asked a man of an
Improvident negro who had lost a
Job for the third of fourth time.
aren't you worried over the ques
tion of wherewithal to support you?"
"Lordy, Marse Henry," was the re
ply, "I ain't worryin' 'bout wherewith
al; l's worryin' 'bout de wherefore
fur de herein."
Mrs. Newwed I'll never leave baby
with my brother to mind again.
Mr. Newwed Why not?
Mrs. Newwed I left baby with him
today and when I came home, th
baby was playing with a park of cards
and a box of poker chips.
Un smoked just one
No mora, you bt!
Eh calls it now
Matrimonial Agent What kind of a
husband do you- want?
Girl One who doesn't smoke, drink
or swear, who brings me chocolates
and takes me to theater and restau
rants every day.
Matrimonial Agent You don't want
a husband. What you want is a beau.
Basis for Calculation.
He Before ve go to Europe 1 must
see vot dem dourlst gompanles vould
She Vould you l ink of goln' mlt
von ot dem gompanles?
He No; but votefer dey would
scharge ve ought to be able to do it
for less. Puck.
Nothing Strange About That.
"Queenle. you are accustomed to
speaking of you if elf as exceedingly
plain, but you dou't know how your
face grows on one!"
"Oh, yes, 1 do, George; it grew oo
me, dldu t It?' '
Bacon What has become of the old
fashioned bicycle rider who could get
himself arrested for scorching?
Egbert 1 expert he's scorching in
some other world now.
On Exemption Sura.
Patience A oclety has made Will
an offer to buy all the songs he write
In a year.
1'atrlre 1 know very ell it can't be
the Humane society.
"I.et us give that man Into custody.
He is wearing false whiskers. "
'Hut he must be up to something
"Maybe be' only protecting him
self He miy be an umpire off duty."
"Wheu a man is crany about oscula
"Couldn't be be correctly described
' as a kissing bug?"
An old German farmer entered the)
office of a wholesale druggist on
morning and addressed the proprietor:
"MlHter Becker, I have der schmail
"Merciful heavens, Mr. Jacobs!" ex
claimed Becker, as the office fore)
scrambled over each other In their
hurry to get out, "don't come any
"Vol's der madder mlt you fellers,
anyhow?" quietly replied Jacobs. "I
say I haf der schmail pox of butter out
In mine wagon, vot Mrs. Becker or
tered las' week alreaty." National
TURN ABOUT IS FAIR PLAY.
The Reformer Well, some day w
will have law abolishing trusts.
Tha PnlltlfUn Varv unfair Th
trusts haven't made any threats about
abolishing the laws.
If any one on rarth has got
More rrdbug than are mine
They're vom off than I am and thv
Mar have my baron rind.
"A very good retort!" said Senator
Lodge In an argument over the Immi
gration bill. "A very good retort In
deed! It reminds me of Weeks.
"Weeks and his wife were quarrel
ing. " "The night you proposed," said
Mrs. Weeks, with a hard, scornful
laugh, 'you acted like a fish out of wa
ter.' "Weeks sighed.
" 'But a very cleverly caught fish,
he said in a musing voice."
"You say this sword came from a
genuine battlefield" -
"Three dollars, with an appropriate
anecdote. Or, if you don't care for
the anecdote, you can have the sword
for two dollars."
Shy on Idea.
"Sometimes," declared Mrs. Wom
bat, "I think men are too feeble-minded
for any use."
"For twenty years I've asked my
husband dally what he wanted for din
ner, and he's never been able to make
a suggestion yet"
"What mover did you engage tbla
year?" the wife asked.
"The same old man," replied bubby.
"You know, be bas the combination of
our numbered furniture." Judge.
Knew HI Capacity.
"Well, where have you been?"
"My dear. If I should try to tell you
all the place I've been "
"I Judge by your condition that y
have been to more than seven.'"
"Ah! Hack from your vacation, t
see. Did you find what you wauted.
an obscure little village, far away
"My boy. It exceeded my wildest
dreams. Why, that towu didn't even
Issue souvenir postcards."
Though Willi Moth waa young and
Of rouise, h thought ti km-, it all;
That's why he brua-d that iiv had bum
lnvltil to a camphor ball.
"Shall 1 marry Mr. Wombat, who la
forty, or Mr. Wopp. who I twenty ?
They both earn the same salary "
"Marry the young msa He'll nag
less about expenses."
"He can't remember alien price