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That MIuch Misunderstood Bracer the
Cold Bath.
In a suggestive article en bathing,
a doctor in the New York Evening
Telegram gives some hints which
should never be forgotten, and
which are of interest to those who
have long known them as well as to
those who 1:ave not. IHere are a
few excerpts:
Should one feel chilled after a cold
bath and the following hard rub,
that person must realize that cold
baths are bad.
"There is really no way I can sug
gest that a parson can tell whether
or not cold baths are good for them,
except by tlie glcw and bodily
warmth that should follow. I think
If the finger nails look blue and the
body is covered whth gooseflesh after
the bath that it is too strenuous,"
says the physician.
"As to the method of taking baths,
I believe that a needle. shower or
sponge bath is best, for few are
strong enough to stand a plunge, and
as to sitting or lying in a tub of cold
water, I would say unhesitatingly
that it is anwise, for it takes too
much animal heat and results in a
loss of energy that is unnecessary.
Frequently those who are not strong
enough to take a cold water bath
as it comes from the spigot will fnd
it immensely beneficial when a bag
of salt is placed in the tub; or by
taking the chill off with the addition
of warm water, the bath will still be
-practically cold, for the temperature
will be much cooler than the body.
"Cold baths should, as a rule, be
taken only in the morning directly
after ris'ing, unless a person is very
warm and wants a cold tub on a hot
day, or, in a few cases of extreme fa
tigue. When very warm I would sug
gest that the individual wait until
the perspiration was entirely dried
on the body before getting into the
water. For the shock to the nerves
and the rapidity with .whicl the blood
is drawn to the surface of the skin
by the cold is not good. The same
rule applies to salt watel bathing.
And many persons who jump into
the surf when very warm and cov
ered with perspiration oftmn wonder
why they feel nauseated after they
have been in a few minute*.
"One of the most refreshing baths
I have ever taken is a comipination of
a cup full of cider vinegar and cold
water. If it is not too coli I would
suggest lying in it from f ve to ten
minutes, when particularly fatigued,
for the reaction is remarkable.
-There is this to be- guarded
against in cold water batDaing, that
it is not to be done unless the person
is physically fit, never ;hen the
thought of the cold on t4be body
brings a ,shiver. or if one feels weak.
At such 'times a bath in tepid water
will be &ar better, and wili have no
Wad r-esults, as the cold or, might."
Clever "Pussy" Feigned Dea'.h and Es
caped with Wealth.
A delightful story comes from Coun
ty Donegal, Ireland. Timotay O'Don
nell is a farmer, living on the bleak
slope of a mountain south oi Glenties.
Recently a scn in America sent him
home a bill-value $25-and Timothy
sent phis daughter 'to Glenties to cash
-i, ~isuy goods, and bring 1'ack the
change. The colleen discharged her
mission, and for want of a i-irse tied
up the change in a handkerchief. On
her way back she proceede d to ex
amine some traps which hjr father
had seen on the mountain 0f~de, and
was delighted to find in one of them
a splendid hare. But then the ques
tion arose, how was she tco kill it?
She had neither stick nog stone.
Happy though, why not strangle It
with her handkerchief? No soon said
than done, or attempted, and "pussy"
was left for dead. The girl proceeded
to set the trap again. But the hare
was only feigning death; and when
the girl looked round, imagine her as
tonishment to see it scampel ing over
the mountain side with the handlker
chief (containing the treas-jre) fas
tened round his neck!! Pursuit was,
of course, impossible, and hare and
money soon disappeared from view.
There may be something criminal
ini the act of patting a mama on the
back when he is already goipg .down
hill. So. 29-'06.
Will Not Offset the Il1 Eflects of
Coffee When One Cannot Digcst It.
A farmer says:
"It was not from liquor or tobacco
that for ten years or more I utered
from dyspepsia and stomach trouble:
they were caused by the use of cof
fee until I got so bad I had to give
up) coffee entirely and almost give up
eating. There were times when I
could eat only boiled milk and bread
and when I went to the field to work
I had to take some bread and butter
along to give me strength.
"I doctored with doctors and took
almost everything I could get for my
stomach in the way of medicine, but
if I got any better it only lasted a
little while until I was almost a
walking skelecon.
"One day I read an ad. for Postum
and told my wife I wodid try it, and.
as to the following facts I will make
Saffidavit before any judge:
"I quit coffee entirely and used
Postum in its place. I have regained
my health entirely and can eat any
thing that is cooked to eat I have
increased in weight until now I
weigh more than I ever did. I have
not taken any medicine for :my stom
ach since I began using Postum.
Why, I believe Postum wi'4 almost
digest an iron wedge.*
"My family would stick to coffee
at first, but they saw, the effects it:
had on me and when they were feel
ing bad they began to ut.e Postum,
one at a time, until now we all use
Postum." Name give Jy Postum
Co.. Battle Creek, Mich.
Ten days' trial of Poscum in place
of coffee proves the tro'th, and easy
and pleasant way. "TAere's a rea
son. '
Look in pkgs. for a copy of the
famous little book, "The Road to
f H E 'PUiP1T.
Tri:V. R. O.L)
BROOALYN. N. Y -S::dar even
ing the Rev. Ro'ert MacDonald. usas
tor of the Washirgton Avenue Ban
tist Church. preached to young wo
men. His s'ubiect was "Beauty: How
to Keep It." His :ext was from Pra
verbs iv.. 2n. "Keep thy heart with
all diligence, for out of it are the is
sUes of life." Mr. MacDonald said:
What has such a text to do with
beauty? Everything. The source is
the heart. Beauty of character de
pends on quality of' heart. Every
thought. desire, sentiment, ambition.
that enters the heart is sooner or
later expressed in character and con
duct. All the life issues radiate from
that center. And when the writer of
the Proverbs tells us to keep the
heart with all diligence. he speaks
the foundation word of all wisdom and
carries us back to the primary cause
of truth or error, righteousness or
sin. We have already seen in this
series that beauty of character is a
divine possession, existing only where
truth holds sway. And that we can
never satisfy the claims of Almighty
God until we give back to Him that
which is possible to us all-beauty
of character, instead of illformed,
homeup, unsymmetrical lives. What
Michael Angelo said once to a young
artist about his statue applies to -us
all. "Do not trouble too much about
the light-,on your statue. The light
of the public square will test its val
ue." So the light of the public square
beyond, which is the light -of God's
countenance, the unerring light of
judgment, will be the test of our char
acters. All modelling, all building.,
should be with the light of eternity's
publia square in mind. We a:. all
under obligation, a contract based on
and rooted in our very constitution.
to build for eternity, inasmuch as the
Creator has marked out a celestial
destiny for us all, and it ought to be
our chief business to conform to that
gracious provision which will mean
realization along all infinite lines
throughout the eternal years. Be
careful, then, oh, be careful, wh:t in
fluences you bring to bear upon the
formatioh of your characters. No out
ward embellishing, no exterior mold
ing. will suffice. It depends upon
what you receive in your heart wheth
er your character will be perverted
and deformed, or true, well propor
tioned, beautiful.
Numberless are the precepts that
suggest .themselves just here. All the
Christian virtues bound toward us to
offer their assistance to help us keep
that we have striven so hard to ac
quire. We gladly accept their help,
but instead of packing your memories
with these multitudinous aids to the
retaining of this high possession, let
us fasten our thought on a few founda
tion principles.
The first I would suggest is self
control. No beauty of character can
be where there is no self-control.
Daniel Webster was once asked which
he thought the greatest virtue. It was
just after one' of his most powerful
speeches, but in which, interrupted
and contradicted by the- opposing
counsel, he lost his temper, and also
the case he was pleading. That even
ing, in the course of conversation, he
was asked the question and answer
ed, "Self-control, and it is the most
difficult, too." 'Tis true, young wo
men, It is aag underlying principle,
including a host of greatei- virtues.
Who has not felt sorely the need of
greater self-control. Patience is rep
resented in the Scriptures as the very
fruitage of Christianity, but patience
is only a constituent part of self-con
trol-namely, self-control in pain, in
affliction. Very Christ-like it is. En
durance of wrong treatment. Misun
derstanding. So easy to complain, and
be disagreeable when the sky Is dull.
and the way drear. I refer not to
that patience that springs from our
natural disposition. which is purely
temperamental. Constitutional hero
ism is good, but it does not stand the
strain. A patience that fails at the
hardest point, is weak all through.
Nothing short of the Christ type of
patience will suffice.
But not only self-control in pain.
also in pleasure, another name for
which is temperance. Young ladies
need to be temperate as well as young
men. I am not referring to the liquor
question, although never more need
than to-day for temperane there, but
toj the whole problem of living. To
be temperate in thought, in speech.
in desire, in act instead of extrava
gant. It is so easy to let pleasure
run away with us and cause us to
think Zife has no-value .beside. DissF
pation is only extsavaganlce in.-plelas
ure. The cur.a has been thrown off
our necks. Pleasure was given too
much license. We entertained1 it too
freely. endowed it with our own per
sonality, and before we were aware of
it, it took us up in its arms and :an
away with us. We handed the con
trol of the situation over to it. We
became dissipated. We are lost. Self
control in pleasure as well as in pain
is the demand. Temperance as well
as patience.
But a second requirement is self.
command. This may be regarded as
intensified self-control. Self-control
is passive. Self command is active.
The other is to force yourself on.
Patience and temperance are good. in
dispensable to beauty of character.
Forbearance and forgiveness are hard
er still. We speak from experience
in saying.so. Controlling your speech,
withholding the aalverse criticism
'hen Just dying to speak, to give
your' adverse opinion. We often think
we are not saying anything worth
w:ile unless we cr'ticise. Forbear
ance of the senseless gossip, and the
retailing of slander. Forbearance of
the disagreeable person.
Trhen forgiveness of that which it
is natural for. you. to resent. We like.
to hold spite. They injiured me. I
must get even with them. And we
never thought that the getting even
with one who has injured us means
to get uneven witi ourselves and u:
even with God. "I1 will never forgive,"
spelis human. nature. But it also
sneis haceat sin. Not until we ca:i
stand with Jesus and say, "Fath er,
forgive them," have we any beauty of
character worthy the name. To hate
is human; to forgive is divine. To
remember that is to help yourself
over many a hard place of temner andt
hatred. It is an axiom that no beauty
of character can be where no spirit
of forgiveness abides in the heart.
Hatred, anaer. tvina yourso!' un ato
a knot, kills beauty. Forgiveness ex
ponds the heart, onens the mind, ex
alts the spirit. Then beauty exists.
Would you be able to command seNT
Cer rid of sin. Bring in a stronger
will, God's, to reinforce your own.
of h .tc is =c*-'r.~etfhinPcr Tbie 2
a nasRive qualitr. as is self-cont-ol.
It iF: also nezativo. But it is npitbp
tiye nor neative until certain ac
tive Z-ace- and positive virtues enr
in and make it so. I mean by scilf
foroetfulness the honomini oblivious
to "''se qires nr3 nm"'n:e of '-oor
at!irp, The remranre of whicr-h
nrlte you sa'f-cotalnpei and ill at
-s. vn misera'Oe 9nol sin!nl. To
Mcmo so. nossess faith. belief in
e'e nn~onnlitv greater than your
. Belieef in an' hjie-tive fact n'
nrqon more Ininortant than yonrePf.
anai thev all are. for yon are a ve-v
ns:gnificant factor in the life prob
hr'. 'r" ne-,. in the midst of thn
n p . -th o -- , n objpet of fia'h
e ~rrater the oblivion of self. for
--v Fo' a '-ce to 0% -4e
qo.- the line of th other person's
-xceleneo. and gradnallv a newn-.
'arzer self takes the nlace of the old
'n o-ur crnsciousoese. Tt is a fore
-one onclnsiop that faith in Go,'.
throwh .Tesue Christ. enlar!-es andi
.-een'&es the life ac can no other ner
-on. fo- von are immeliatev .given
tho worthiest nosible object on which
to z rolr attention.
T'-en trust. Do not bp afraid to
trust somebody. Test. then trust.
More loss conies to us mortals throuz]h
nr trust than through over trust.
Tt iz hard to believe it. inst as hard
to b?;eve as to believe that sins of
omoecion :n- nore -mnnarlonabio nt
th- harA of God than sins of commis
cion. Sins of omiss-on are so vagun
and attenuated that ther cut little or
no fizure in our consciousness. We
"erd to he nreached to that these are
the great lack arron- mort.ls In the
enreciousness of Almfhtv God. The
h1ai'lr and grander the object of your
trus. f.le more be-utiful the charae'
tar fashioned. Reallv renarkable that
we Pre so constructed that we can
t-ust beyond sense percentions. It
hinwv vs to be snirit more than aught
Pise. The beart in us all was destinod
heore the foundation of the earth to
be God's guest chamber. Forbid him
entrance. entertain less Important
guests, and the spirit is burdened.
and the heart Is sad. It is His resi
dence, by both creation and redemp
tion. And still we are such foolish
children not to yield to God and find
rest. eternal rest, infinite calm. that
no turmoil in time or eternity can
overthrow. All this helps us to see
whv trust in Jesus Droduces beautY
in the life.. He was the beautiful life
"par excellent!' . All the virtues blos
somred and emitted fragrance in Him.
Of course, self-forgetfulness is en
hanced and made more sure through
love. And faith and trust always
blossom into love exercised toward a
spiritual object: Love is the peerless
transformer of our life. All else is
medial. Love only is ultimate.- Love
only is all-powerful to mold like unto
itself. Love God and you become God
like. Self slips out the same door
that God comes in. They pass each
other on the threshold. The evicted
tenant goes out bruised. defeated.
friendless. The victor. ruler of our
fate. comes in with all strength of
cheer and grace of countenance, and
all wealth of blessing in His out
stretched hands. No trouble hence
forth to forget self. and no difficulty
to be beautiful. In forgetting selt
we forget our weakness and failures,
our disappointed hopes and sorrows,
Then the soil is ready for the good
seed to be sown, for truth and right
eousness to grow, for beauty to blos
This array of foundation principles
is hardly complete without self-sur
render. The give-up principle in lire
counts for all. The reason we dc
not find is because we are afraid to
icse. We fail to take hold of truth
because we fail to let go of ourselves.
Through obedience we become divine,
Ah. you say, you .are beguiling us into
religion. Just so. Did you dream
you could possess beauty of character
without being religicus? We desire to
proclaim nothing other than the old
gospel. But to set it before you In
new dress and under an attractive,
bewitching title. A man hearing the
second sermon of this series forced
his way to the pulpit after it was
done, and exclaimed, "I thought you
would be sensational. The subjiect
looked it. but you everlastingly
reached Christ to-night, I am both
isappointed and pleased." Yes, That's
where the effectiveness of the gospel
comes in, It refuses to be suppressed.
No topic, If thne preachef be true. can
strike home, however roundabout the
ournev it takes, without meeting
Cir!st somew~here in the way. And
when the meeting takes place, Jesus
aways -gains the central place, and
lines into our consciousness as the
loue of glory. Christ's place of resi
dence is in the heart. He is the God
estinedi Master of Ceremonies. He
diects the -life -issues . that emanate
fromn that citadel of attack and de
fese. J..et Him in and all is we!,
Then it is easy -to- keep the heart
wth all diligence. Ramrember. the
ea:'ts emphasis is always right,
mnersonl said another lasting thing.
wha: the hear-t deems great is great.
T Mauter of Men as our -Master
wai see to 'R that all the life issues
omi' tru" ""nd oeautiful. Sorrow
wiI not eerr: those outgcing tides
- -areir. S n will not weaken
om T)at'- wil not obliterate nor
ov~~ Gtrr eN *r eternity ex:
-an ta'cr .o.' will recognize the
,1'~a" cncinir. "W\e:1 done; en
te:- inc I" fo:s of th:y Lord."
We-sey's 3Mtto.
Johu wes:ey's m~o:do: "Get all you
can, dv :ill you can: give all yon
c:in'' saion'-ti l ta'rea to hear: by
:EPryoo w'.:o wants ta become eflei
n~ in th12 :voe of God and to
-a nva of 1ei?aw.,hin with God
Congressman Dawscn of Ioware
cently paid a tribute to the American
hen surpassing even that of Secretary
Wilson in his annual report, a refer
ence to which inspir-ed the .Speaker.
"Poets may sing," he said, "of th~e
glory of the eagle and artists may
paint the beauties of birds of plum
age, but the modest American hen is
entitled to a tribute for her industry.
her usefulness and her productivity:
The American hen can produce wealth
equal to the capital stock of all the
banks of the New York Clearing
House in three months and have a
week to spare. In less than sixty
days she can equal the total produc
tion of all, the gold mines of the
Un:ed Statcs. The United States
prouly boasts of its enormous pro
duction of pig iron by far the great
et of any country in the world, and
yet the American hen produces as
much in six m-:nths as all the iron
mnnnes of the countr-y produce in a
ya-. Iu one year and ten months she
could pay oiT the inte-rest bearing debt
Subject: Jesus Teachina How to Pray.
Luke xz., 1.13--Golden Text, Luke xl.,
1--Memory Verses, 9. 10--Topic: How
to supplicate--Cownentary.
I. Chr:st teaching His disciples to
pray (vs. 1-4). 1. "Was praying." It
was the habit of Christ to pray. "When
He ceased." Perhaps He was praying
such a powerful prayer as to arouse
the feeling that they knew not how to
pray aright. "As John also taught."
Each new dispensation may not only
have its new unfolding of truths. but
its new revelations may open new
modes of access, .a:d new topies of
prayer and modes of worship. A differ
ent prayer was offered in the Mosaic
ritual from the patriarchal form. John
opened up a new scope of- prayer. and
this new dispensation requires of Jesus
to set the range of prayer in accord
ance waih the new range of truth. and
the new position of man with God.
2. "Say." The beauty and value of
the lessons in the Lord's prayer arise
from, 1. The tone of holy confidence
it teaches us to approach God as our
Father (Rom. 8:15), in love as well as
holy fear. 2. Its absolute unselfish
ness-it is offered for all the brother
hood of man. 3. Its entire spif-ituality
-of seven getitions, one only is for any
earthly boon, and that only for the sim
plest. 4. Its brevity and absence of
all vain repetitions (Eccl. 5:2). 5. Its
simplicity, which requires not learn
ing, but only holiness and sincerity for
its un'versal comprehension. For
these riason the fathers called it the
"epitome of the gospel." "Our Fath
er." An expression of love and conde
scension. "Which art in heaven." In
the former claube we express His near
ness to ua, In this is distance from
us. This phrase in the Scriptures
seems used to express, 1. His omni
presence (1 Kings 8:27). 2. His maj
esty and dominion (2 Chron. 20:6). 3.
His power and might (Psa. 115:3). 4.
His omniscience (Psa. 33:13-15). 5.
His infinite purity and holiness (Isa.
57:15)' -Hallowed be Thy name." The
"*name" stands for the man himself
his character, his ability, his posses
sions. "Thy kingdom come." The
kingdom of His power, His gospel. His
grace and His glory. "Thy will be
done." The will of God is infinitely
good, wise and holy. "As in heaven."
By the angels and-aHl the hosts of heav
en. -So in earth." By mortals.
3. "Give us." The good things of
this life are the gifts of God. "Day
by day." In the order in w'ich our
needs are felt. "Our daily bread.".
Life's mostcommonnecessity. Strength
to gain it. skill to earn it, power' to eat
-all are from God..
4. "Forgive us our sins." Sin Is
here represented as a debt. "We also
forgive." Else how could we entreat
Thee for pardon. "Not into tempta
tion." As the prayer for daily bread
raises us above care for to-day. and
the prayer for the forgiveness of sins
is meant to quiet us concerning the
past, so is the prayer against tempta
tion a weapon for the uncertain future,
that we may not fall again under the
might of evil. "Deliver us from evil."
From all the wicked fascination and
miserable Ssults of sin, from its blind
ness and insensihility, from its unspir
ituality and rebellion, from its hard
ness and its punishment; from all that
dishonors God and ruins the soul, from
its guilt, its power, its shame and its
II. The parable of the importunate
borrower (vs. 5-8). 5. "He said." Al
though idle repetitions in prayer are
forbidden, yet persistency'-and impor
tunity in prayer, wrestling with God
and not letting Him go until He has
blessed us, are here distinctly taught.
See Luke 18:1-8. "MIdnight." In those
hot countries it is common, where it
can be done sagely, to travel in the
night. "Lend me." It was usual with
th2e 4{ews to borrow bread of one an
6. "Friend-is come." Benighted,
beated and who has lost his way. A
strong reason why he should have
promot relief. 7. "Trgubtg . e not."
The trouble made hii inserisible bofa
of the urgency of the case and the
claims of friendship. "In bed." We
learn from travelers that it Is usual in
the East for a whole family to sleep
in the -same room, each laying his mat
tress on the floor* "I cannot." With
out exertion, which was equal to. "I
will not." 8. "His importunity." Lit
erally, his shamelessness; that is, his
unblushing persistence.
III. The disciples urged'to persist
ency In prayer (vs. 9-13). 9. "I say
unto you." We have it from Christ's
own mouth, who knows His Father's
mind. "Ask-seek-knock." In every
thing, by prayer and supplication, we
are to make our requests known unto
God; then we are to "seek"-continue
to ask and knock at the door of His
10. "Everyone-receiveth," etc.
Christ promiseth to hear and answer.
No soul can pray in vain that prays
as God has directed. 11. 12. "If a son
shall ask." etc. From that which the
friend will do. the discourse of the Sa
viour rises even to that which one
could expect of a -'father," and from
that which an imperfect earthly father
does even to that which the perfect
Father in heaven bestows.
13. "Being evil." Sinful people are
ready and anxious to give good gifts
to their children. "How much more."
How much more will one whose nrature
is love and who is infinitely holy and
good give good things to them that ask
Him. "Holy Spirit." The essence of
all good gifts which the Father in hea
ven can bestow on His praying child.
"To them that ask." The asking must
be hearty, sincere, earnest, fervent and
in faith.
A bad-tempered wc:man can never
1be beautiful.
Cultivatef graciousness, for it is na
Hiarmony in dress pleases more
eyes than costly geegaws.
A well-balanced admiration of one's
self is a great beautifier,
If you have no thought for your
self, remember that others admire
Beauty may be only skin deep, but
it has more v-alue than most kinds OI
Things which beautify an old wom
an may detract from '.h? iypean1ce
of the young girl.
French women never allow them
selves nor any one else to suggest
that :hey are growing old.
Dcn't wait uratil tomorrow to think
of the graceful form and comely face.
For by that time middle age settles
and formidabtle crow's feet will be
with you to stay.
No wcman need lack some kind of
Ibeauty. if nature has denied her a
beautiful. face she can make up for it
by acqulirn a wonderful grace of
form, or such beautiful hands that
How Brethren Can Melp Each Other
In the Christian Life-in Every
day Affairs.-Gal. 6. 10.
The Old Testament dispensation
was full of the idea of helpfulness.
They must not glean after the reap
ers, for that would rob the poor. Must
not build houses without battlements,
for that would endanger life, for peo
ple lived much on the roofs of their
dwellings in that country. Must not
keep the wages of the hireling over
night, for his family might suffer for
lack of the money. Must not require
interest of a fellow Hebrew, or make
a slave of him-he was a brother.
These are but specimens of the grac
ious statutes of Israel. In the New
Testament this graciousness of pur
pose is still more fully manifested;
and the Mosaic bud came to a full
and sweet fruitage in the gospel of
Jesus Christ. That fruition involved
the expansion of the law of helpful
ness until its boundary lines covered
all the world. "I am debtor," ex
claimed Paul, "both. to the Greeks and
the barbarians, both to the wise and
the unwise." (Rom. 1. 14.) That is,
he felt that he owed the gospel mes
sage to everybody. "Shall we take
the children's bread and cast it to
the dogs?" asked Jesus of the Syro
phoenician woman. "To the lost
sheep of the house of Israel was I
sent," he said. And so it was. "To
the Jew first and afterward to the
Gentile," was the divine plan. And
so when the woman refused to ac
cept the rebuff, saying, "Yet the dogs
eat of the crumbs that fall from their
masters' table," the Lord heard and
healed the absent daughter. So the
Gentiles received the touch of the
helpful hand. Other like instances
are on record. "All the world" be
came kin to Jesus. It was very hard
for the Jew to accept this expansion of
the Old Testament idea of brother
hood. A wonderful vision was neces
sary to convince Peter that God was
no respecter of persons. Somgtimes,
at this day, professing Christians
seem slow to understand the new in
terpretation of the law. It is easy to
believe that Christ died for the Anglo
Saxon, but not so easy to believe, or
at least very deeply to feel, that he
died for the Negro, the Chinaman or
the Hindu. "Charity begins at home."
go let it put out the helping hand to
every needy brother and every needy
cause. It is a great thing to be able
to realize one's identification with the
movements and enterprises which
have God back of them and In them,
and which, therefore, must win, and
whose purpose is the blessing of
others. Let the charity which be
gins at home make home sweet.
Christ's Life. VII. How Christ Pray.
ed, and How We Should Pray.
Matt. 14:23; 26:36-44.
We are not always to pray alone;
but unless we pray much alone, we
can never pray with others.
God wants In our prayers, not what
we might desire if we were'wiser and
better, but just what we do desire,
graced with "as Thou wilt."
Prayer is the steam, watching is
the helm; each Is useless without the
We are not heard for our much
praying, but we are heard every time
we truly pray.
The only eloquence in prayer is
love and obedience.
Praying at regular times, when we
may not feel like it, is the only path
way to the prayer "without ceasing."
No one can truly pray unless he
believes in direct answers to pray
What is more rude than a prayer
that talks btft never listens?
Prayer is a hand stretched out, not
palm upward, to beseech, but palm
sidewise, to grasp God's hand.
Pray er is a Jacob's stairway into
the clouds. We cannot see where it
rests, but we see that it does not
Prayer is a language to be learned,
and the best way to learn a language
is to surround yourself wit'h those that
speak it.
Every society should have a press
committee If only of one member.
Place upon it the society's most
skilful writers, and also ;ame En
deavorers whom they will train up
for the work.
Write about anything connected
with your society or church that is
of interest to the people for whom
you write. Do not hastily conclude
that because a matter Interests you
it will therefore interest every one
Send it to the local paper, the de
nominational paper, the Christian En
deavor paper. But send to each only
what each is most likely to want.
Large For Its Age.
Ol Jacob Wyckoff, a farmer whose
ace was just outside of town, had
1mde a present of his largest yellow
pumpkin to the editor of the village
paper. and the editor wrote an item
acknowledging the gift. But unfor
tunately the office boy who put it in
type got it mixed with an item an
nouncing the birth of a baby In the
fa-ily of another- subscriber. This
is the way it appeared In print:
Oar old friend,..Harry Townsend, is
celebrating the arrival of a fine boy
at his house.~ The newcomer is the
very image of Its father. It is one of
the large corn-field variety, with huge
bumps all over it, and weighs fifty
six pounds. There isn't a flaw in it
anywhere, except a dent made by our
fool office boy; and that doesn't mat
ter, as we are going to cut it up at
We hear a great deal from the phi
losophers and wise men about what
the corporation has done for the ad
vancement of society. There is one
influence, muses the Hartford Cour
ant, that it. has exerted with mighty
force of which the philosophers seem
to fight very shy. That is the undier
mining of the siese of responsibility.
The essence of the modern corpora
tion is limited liability; it is a device
r escain mreonsibility.
Bv William Wood.
What's the use o' bei' blue?
Laugh a little bit;
Dumps go out when laughter co
A chasin' after it.
Sittin' 'bout an' woiin' 'roun'
Helps 11o wolk along.
Don't yuu know that burdens Ile
Whenl nwt Withi simplle son-,? .
Sheddin' tears don't make a dress
Any better lit;
Save you rnerves by bein' calm,
And laugh a little bit.
Baby ea't lbe made to mind
By neglecting it,
'While you Cry and pull your hair,
So laugh a little bit.
Whiat's the use o' coddlin' selfI
Git right up an' git;
Thinkin' minds an' doin' hands
('an laugh a little bit.
Wash the dishes. bake the bread,
Then sit down an' knit:
While ver kniftinu ' think sweet
An 'laugh a little bit.
S'pose yer body'*s full o' pains,
Yer head about to split.
Coddlin' hatches millions more
So laugh a little bit.
Laugiin' drives ye' ills away'
Ain' laughin' vou' forgit,
The mischief's played by coddled
So laugh a little bit.
Laughin' tones the system up,
Nourishiu', you forgit
The mischief's pla..ed by codlled
So laugh a little bit.
Mouth and Eyes Covered With Crusts
Hands Finned Down-Mirac
ulous Care by Cuticura.
"When my little boy was s=: months
old be Lad eczema. The sores extended
so quickly over the whole body that we at
once called in the doctor. We then went.
to another doctor, but he could not help
him, and in. our despair we went to a
third one. Matters became so bad ths.t
he bad regular holes in his cheeks, large
enough to put a lhnger into. The food
had to be given with a spoon, for his
mouth was covered with crusts as thick
as a finger, and whenever he opened the
mouth they began to bleed and suppurate.
as did aLso his eyes. Hands, arms, cheft
and- back, in short, the whole body, wa-s
covered over and over. We had no rest
by day or night. Whenever he was laid;
in his bed we had to pin his hands down,
otherwise he would scratch his face, and
make an open sore. I think his face must
have itched most fearfully.
"We finally tho-aglt nothing couid help,
and I had made up my mind to send my
wife with .he c'-ild to Euroie, hoping that
the sea air migit eure im, otherwise be
was to be put uuder rood -nedical care
there. But, Lord be blessed, matters came
different:y, and we soon saw a miracle. A
friend ,f ours spose about Cuticura. We
made a trial gith Cuticura Soap, Oint
ment and Resolvent, and within ten daysu
or two weeks we noticed a decided ira
provement. Just as quickly as the sicz
ness had appeared it also began :o disap
pear, and within teau weeks the child was
absolutely well, and his skin was smooth
and white asi never before. F. Hobrath,
President of the C. L. 1lohrath Company,
Manufacturers of Silk Ri'obcns, 4 to 20
Rink Alley, South Biethlehem, Pa. June
5, 1905."
Scotchmen are slow. In the noble
task of getting rid of his money, it
never occurred to. Mr. -Carnegie to
lend it to the Clz~r.
Vitality Sapped by Years of Suffering
With Kidney Trouble.
Capt. J. W. Hogun, former post
master of Indianola, 'now living at.
Austin, Texas,
writes: "I 'was
afflicted f o r
w~'. years w it h
47. pains across the
loins and in the
hips and shoul
- ders. I had
fr.. ~u~ j headache also
-an~d neuralgia.
/ My ritht eye,
-from pain, was
of little use to me for years. The
constant flow of urine kept my sys
tem depleted, causing nervous chills
and night sweats. After trying seven
dfferent climates and using .all'kinds
of medicine I had the good fortune
to hear of Doan's Kidney Pills. This
remedy has cured' me. I am as well
to-day as-i was .twenty years agQ, andy
my eyesight is perfect."
Solf by all dealers. :50 cents'sa
ox. Foster-Milburn .Co., Buffalo,
England possesses twenty-eight
cows for every hundred of the' popu
lation. Australia has 230.'
FITS,St.Vitus'Dance: Nervous Diseasesper
manently cured by Dr. Kline's Great Nerve
Restorer. $2 trial bottle and treatise free.
Dr. H. R. Kline. Ld., O3Arch St., Phila., Pa,'
Of all cities Rome has most frequently'
been in the hands of enemies.
Mrs. W7inslow's Soothinig Syrup for Children
tion, allays pain,cures wind colic,25c a bottle
The Mayor of Chicago receives a salary
of $10,000.
Cured at Once.
So says all who take -Dr. :Blggers Huckle
berry Cordial for Dysentery, Diarrhoea and
Children Teething. AtDruggist 25c and 50c.
It is a good deal better to hold a
child than to have to hold meetings
to save wandering men. ,
SR It acts Immediately
you feel Its effects In 10
mnutes. You doa't
ACIDIY wetoku**o s"
remving the eause. 10 cents.
ANTA= lndis~ bod who ae not Iv
55153 ing with any trnbe. (2: ot nmen
wh evdIn the Federal anny. or (3) the
nearest kin of suich aoldiers or sadlors, now
ecae.ATA BICKFOID, Washinn .C.
60 Bushels Winter Wheat PrAr
That's the yield of Salzer's Red cross Hyb~rld winter
Wheat, send 2e In stamps for free sample of sa.'ne, as
iso catalogue of winter wheats, Rtye.Barley,Cloves
o G B ilbe.Tres etc., tfa f iiun.
What is a Backache?
Diseases of Woman's Organism Cured and
censequent Pain htopped by Lydia E.
- Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
It seems as though my back would
break." Women utter these words
over and o*r again but continue to
drag along and suffer with aches in the
small of the back. pain low down in
the side, - bearing.down" pains, ner
vousness .nd no ambition for any task.
4lissAfeude orris
They do not realize that.th6*kia
*the mainspringof woman's orgailsm,
and quickly indicates by aching a dia,
eased condlitienof the female organs
or kidneys, and that the a ches and
pains will continue until the cause 4is
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound has been for many years the
one and only effective remedy in such
cases. It speedily cures female and
kidney disorders and restores the fe
male organs to a healthy condition.
I have suffered with female troubles for
over two yea, suffering intense pain eh
month, my back achad until it seemned as
though it would break, and I felt so weak all e
over that I did not ind strength to attend to
my work but had to stay in bed alarge part
of the first two or three days every month.
I would have sleeples night. baddreams and
severe headaches. All this undermined my
"We consulted anoldfamilyph cianwho
advised that I try L dia E. P I Vege
table Compoud. I bel ek~t exly
and soon found that I could endat
better than I had don for mths Within
two months I became regular and I no longer
suffer from backache or psi."-Miss Maudo
Morris, Sec. Ladies' Aid and Mission Society,
85 E. Hunter St., AtlantaGa.
WITH - /f
' lbs."
Physicians, Pharmacists, and
Nurses endorse Cuticur a
Soap because of its delicate,
medcinal, .emollient, sana
tive, and antiseptic proper-.
ties derived from Cuticura,
the great Skin Cure, united
with the purest of cleansimg
ingredients and most re
freshing of flower odors.
For preserving, purifying,
and beautifying the- skin, as
well as for all the purposes
of the toilet arnd bath, Cuti
cura Soap ispriceless. Abse
ltely -pure and rney be
used tom 'he 'our o birth.
allinna'e ~ulera I.tSead ataran
ditionsg of the mcous. Soemrane such as
by feminine" til oe btho.a, soreai
allmouth o crfated eyes byara con-l
dosing the stomach.
But you surely can care these stubborn
affections by local treatment with
Pxtine Toilet Antiseptic
which destroys the disease germs,checks
discharges, stops pain, and heals the
inlammation and soreness.
Paxtine represents the most successful
local treatment for feminine ills ever
produced. Thousands of women testify
tothis fact. 5o cents at druggists.
Send for Free Trial Box
'THE R. PAXTON CO.. Boston. Mas.
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