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FOR THE ELDER SON.
>r. Ttlain Plead* tike Cnn of the Elder Sob
in the Parable.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 12.—The Rot. T. Do
Witt Talmage, D. D., of Brooklyn, i* in this
region. He baa spoken several times at the
great Piedmont, Chatauqua, and his public
appearances are attended by vast multitudes
everywhere. Preaching from the text (Luke,
chapter 15, verse 28,) “And he was angry,
and would not go in,” he said:
Is the elder son of the parable so unsym
pathetic and so cold that he is not worthy
of recognition? The fact is that we ministers
£ pursue the younger sou. You can hear the
flapping of his rags in many a sermonic
breeze, and the crunching of the pods for
' which he was an unsuccessful contestant. I
confess that for a long time I was unable to
train the camera obscura upon the elder son
of the parable. I never could get a negative
for a photograph. There was not enough
light in the galery, or the chemicals were
poor, or the sitter mowed in the picture.
But now I think I have him. Not
a side-face, or a three-quarters, or tbo mere
bust, but a full-length portoit as he appears
to me. The father in the parable of the pro
digal had nothing to brag of in his two sons.
The one was a rake and the other a churl. I
find nothing admirable in the dissoluteness of
: the one, and I find nothing attractive in the
acrid sobriety of the other. The one goes
down over the larboard side, and the other
goes down over the starboard side; bnt- they
. both'go down.
From the window of the old homstead
bursts the ministrelay. The floor quakes
with the feet of the rustics, whose dance is
& always vigorous and resounding. The neigh
bors have heard of the return of the younger
eon from his wanderings and they hnvegath
ered together. The house is full of congratu
lators. I suppose the tables are loader! with
luxuries. Not only the one kind of meat
mentioned, bnt its concomitants. “Clap!”
go the cymbals, “thrum!” go the harps,
“clickl” go the chalices, up and down go the
feet- insides, while outside is a most sorry
spectacle.
The senior son stands at the corner of the
house, a frigid phlegmatic. Ho has jußteomo
in from the fields in very substantial apparel.
Seeing some wild exhilarations around the
old mansion, he asks of a servant passing
by with a goatskin of wine on his shoulder
what all the fuss is about. One would have
thought that on hearing thi t his younger
brother had got buck, he would have gone
t into the house Rnd rejoiced, and if he were
notconwientiously opposed to dancing, that
r he would have joined in the Oriental schot
‘tisebe. No, there he stands. His brow
lowers, his lip curls with contempt. He
stamps the ground with indignation. He sees
nothing at all to attract. The odors of the
| feast coming out on the air do not sharpen his
t appetite. The lively music does not put any
spring into his step. He is irsa terrible pout.
\ He criticises the expense, the injustice and
the morals of the entertainment. The
father rushes out bareheaded and coaxes
him to come in. He wiil not go in.
fHe scolds the father. He govs into
a basquinade against the younger brother,
and he makes the moat uncomely scene, He
says, “Father, you put a premium on vag
abondism. I stayed at home and worked on
the farm. Tou never made a party for me;
you didn’t so much as kill a kid; that wouldn’t
nave cost half so much as a calf; but the
scapegrace went off in fine clothes, and he
comes back not St to be seen, and what a
time yon make over himl He breaks my
heart, and you pay him for it. That calf to
which we have been giving extra feed during
these weeks wouldn’t be to fat and sleek if I
had known to what use yon were going to
put it! That vagabond deserves to be cow
bided Instead of banqueted. Veal is too
good for him!” That evening, while the
younger son sat telling his father about his
adventures, and asking about what had oc
. curr,*d on the place since his departure, the
senior brother goes to bed disgusted and
skuas the door after him. That senior broth
f.-er still lives. Yon can see him any
• Sunday, any day of the week. At a meeting
of ministers in Germany some one asked the
question. “Who is that elder son?” and
Krummacfaer answered, “I know him; I saw
him yesterday.” And when they insisted
upon knowing whom he meant, he said, “My
self; when I saw the aecount of the conversa
tion of a most obnoxious man, I was irrita
ted.”
First, this senior brother of the text stands
for the self-congratulatory, self-satisfied,
nelf-worshipful man. With the same breath
in which he vituperates against his younger
brother he uttcre a panegyric for himself.
This self-righteous man, was fall of faults.
He was an lngrate, for he did not appreciate
the home blessings which he had all those
years. He was disobedient, for when the
father told him to come in he stayed
out. He was a liar, lor he said
that the recreant son had devoured hi.
father's living, when the father, so far
from being reduced to penury, hod a home
stead left, had instruments of music, had jew
els, had a mansion, and instead of being a
r nan per, was a prince. This senior brother,
I with so many faults of his own, was merciless
Rin the criticism of the younger brother. The
. only perfect people that I have ever known
. were utterly obnoxious. I was never so bad
ly chsated in all my life as by a periect man.
; He got so far up in his devotions that he was
3 clear up above all the rules of common hon
esty. These men that go aboot prowling
among prayer meetings, and places of busi
■ ness, telling how good they are—look out for
* thv.u; keep your hand on your pocketbook!
f I have noticed that just in proportion as a
man gets good he gets humble. The deep
Mississippi does not make as mnch noise as
the brawling mountain rivulet. There has
been many a rtore that had more goods in
the show window than inside on the shelves.
Thi* of tbe^textjtood^t
ojmpScj 'lfigier Hfe^San^sj^lJnientta
Brother Mamed tfte younger brother, and
none of them 1 * famed themselves.
Again, the senior brother of my text stands
for all those who are faithless about the re
formation .of the dissipated and the dissolute.
In the very tones of his voire you can hear
the far- that he has no faith that the reform
ation of the younger son is genuine. His en
tire manner seems to say, “That boy has
come back for more money. He got a third
of the property; now be has come book for
another third. Hcjrill never be contented to
stay on the farm. He will fall away. 1 w ould go
in, too. and rejoice with the others if 1 thought
this thing was genuine; but it is a sham.
That boy is a confirmed inebriate and de
bauchee.” Alas! my friends, for the incre
dulity in the church of Christ in regard to the
reclamation of the recreant. You say a man
has been a strong drinker. Isay “Yes, but
he has reformed.” -‘Oh,” you say, with &
lugubrious face, “I hope you are not mistak
en, I hope yon are not mistaken.” You
say, "Don’t rejoice too much over his con
version, for soon he will be unconverted. I
fear. Don’t make+oo big a party for that
returned prodi"*!, or strike the timbrel too
lond; and if you kiii-a calf kill the one that is
on the commons,and not theonethat has been
luxuriating in the paddock.” That is the
i reason why more prodigals do not come home
to their father’s house. Itistherank infidelity
in the church of God on this subject. There
is not a house on the streets of heaven that
| has not in it a prodigal that has returned
! nnd strayed home. There could be unrolled
i liefore you a scroll of 100,000 name—the
| names of prodigals who came back forever
j reformed. Who was John Bunyau? A re
turned prodigal. Who was Richard Baxter?
A returned prodigal. Who was George
Vvhitetleld, the thnnderer? A returned pro
digal. And I could go out in ail directions
in this audience and find on either side, those
who, once ur astray for many years, have
been faithful, and their eternal solvation is as
sure as though they had been 10 years in
heaven. And yet some of you have not
enough faith in their return.
You do not know how to shake hands with
a prodigal. You do not know how to pray
i for him. You do not know how to greet
him. He wants to sail in the warm gulf-
I stream of Christian sympathy. You are
the iceberg against which he strikes and
shivers. You say he has been a prodigal. I
know it.. But you are the sour, unresponsive,
censorious, saturnine, cranky, elder brother,
and if you are going to heaven one would
think some people would be tempted to go
to perdition to get away from you. The
hunters say that if a deer be shot the other
deer shove him out of their company, and
the general rule is, away with the man who
has been wounded with sin. Now, I say, the
more bones a man has broken the more need
he has of a hospital, and that the more a
man has lieen bruised and cut with sin the
more need he has to be carried into hnman
and divine sympathy. But for such men
there is not mnch room in this world the
men who want to comeback after wandering.
Plenty of room for elegant sinners, sinners
in velvet and satin and lace, for sinners high
salaried, for kid-gloved and patent-leather
sinners, for sinners fixed up by hair-dresser,
pomatumed and lavender**! and cologned
and frizzled and crimped and “banged”
sinners—plenty of room! Such we meet ele
gantly at the door of our churches, and we in
vite them into the best seats with Chester
fieldian gallantries; we usher them into the
house of God, and put soft Ottomans under
their feet, and put the gilt-edged prayer-book
in their hand, and pass the contribution box
before them with an air of apology, while
they, the generous souls! take out the ex
quisite portemonnaie, and open it, and with
diamond-finger push down beyond the 10
dollar gold pieces and delicately pick out as
an expression of gatitude their offering to
the Lord, of 1 cent-. For such t.iuners
plenty of room, plenty of room. But for the
man who has been drinking until his coat is
threadbare and his face is erysipelased, and
his wife's wedding dress is in the pawnbrok
er’s shop, and bis children, instead of being
in school, are out begging broken bread at
the basement doors of the city—the man,
body, mind and soul on fire with the flames
that have leaped from the scathing, scorch
ing, blasting, consuming cup which the
drunkard takes, trembling and agonized, and
affrighted, and presses to his parched lip,
and his cracked tongue, and his shrieking
yet immortal spirit—no room.
Oh, if this younger son of the parable had
not gone so far on, if he hod not dropped so
low in waesail, the protest would not have
been so severe; bnt going clear over the
precipice as the younger son did, the elder
son is angry and will not go in
Oh, be not so hard on the criticism of the
fallen, lest thou thyself also he tempted. A
stranger one Sunday staggered up and down
the aisles of my church, disturbing the
service until the service had to stop until he
was taken from the room. He was a minis
ter of the Gospel of Tesus Christ of a sister
denomination! That man had preached the
Gospel, that man had broken the bread of
the Holy Communion for the people. From
what a height hto what a depthl Oh, I was
glad there was no smiling in the room when
that man was taken out, his poor wife fol
lowing hint with his hat in her hand, and his
coat on her arm. It was as solemn to me as
two ftinerals—the funeral of the body and
the funeral of the soul. Beware lest thou al
so be tempted.
An invalid went to South America for his
health, and one day sat sunning himself on
the beach, when he saw something crawling
up the beach, wriggling toward him, and be
was affrighted. He thought It was a wild
beast, or a reptile, and he took his pistol
from his pocket. Then he saw it was not a
wild beast. It was a man, an immortal
man, a man made in God’s own image; and
the poor wretch crawled up to the feet of
the invalid and asked for strong drink, and
the invalid took his wine flask from his
pocket and gave the poor wretch something
to drink, and then under the stimulus he
rose up and gave his history. He had
been a merchant in Glasgow, Scotland. He
had gone down under the power of strong
drink until he was so reduced In poverty
that he was lying in • boat jnst off the
beech. “Why,” said the inva-id, ‘I knew a
msrebant. in Glasgow once,” a merchant by
each and such a name, and the poor wretch
straightened himself and said, “I am that
man.' “Let him that thinketh he standsth
take heed lest he fall.”
Again, I remark that tho senior brother of
my text stands for the spirit of euvy and
jealousy. The senior brother that all the
honor they did to the returned brother was
a wrong to him. He said; “I hare stayed at
home. and 1 ought to have had the ring, and
I ought to have had the banquet, and X
ought to have had the garlands.” Alas for
this spirit.of envy agd jealousy coming down
through tiie ages! fain and Abel, Esftn and
Jacob,Saul and David, Homan and Hordedai,
Othello and logo, Orlando and Angelica,
Caligula and Torquatus, C»ser and Pompey,
Columbus and the Spanish courtiers, Cam
byseo and the brother he slew because be
was a better marksman. Dionysius and
Philoxenius, whom he slew becautie he wee a
better singer. Jealous} among paiu.ers.
Cl os term an and OeoTiej Kneiler,
and Reynolds. Frv.rn.ia, anxious to see a
picture of Raphael, Raphael bends him a pic
ture. Franda, seeing it . falls in a fit of jeal- j
ousy among authors. How seldom contem- j
poraries speak of each ot her. Xenophon and
Plato Bring at the same time, but from their \
writings you would never suppose they hoard
of each other. Religious jealousies, fhe Ma
hommed&ns praying for rain during a
gether to account for this, and they rt*c »vad
that God was eo well pleased with their
prayers He kept the drought on so as to
keep them praying; bnt that the Christians
began to pray, and the Lord was eo dis
gusted with their prayers that Hs sent rain
right away so He would m.t hear any more
and crashed him to death So jealousy is
not only abeurb, but it. is killing to the body
and it is killing to the soul. How seldom
it is .yon find one merchant speaking
*eß of a merchant in the same
line of business. How seldom it is you bear
of a physician speaking well of a physician
on tne same block. Oh, my friends, the
world is large enor-h for all of ns. Let us
rejoice at the snceet vf others. The next Hcit
thing to owning a garden ourselves kto
look over the fence and admire the flowers.
The next beet thing to riding in fine equip
ar* is to stand on the street and admire the
prancing span. The next best thing to hav
ing a banquet given to our prodigal brother
that has comebome to his father’s house.
Besides that, if ws do not get as much hon
or nnd as much attention as others, we ought
to congratulate ourselves on what we escape
is the way of assault. The French general,
riding on horseback at the head of his troops,
heard a soldier complain nnd say: “It is
very easy for the general to command us for
ward while he rides and we walk.” when
the general dismounted and compelled the
complaining soldier to get on tne horse.
Coming through a ravine, a bullet from «
sharpshooter struck the rider, and he fell
dead. Then the general said: “How much
safer it is to walk than to ridel”
Once more 1 b*T« to Ml you that this sen
ior brother of my text stands for the {tout
ing Chistian. While there is so much con
gratulation withindoors, the hero of my text
etands outside, the corners of hie mouth
drawn down: looking as he feels—miserable
I am glad his lugubrious physiognomy did
not spoil the festivity within. How many
pouting Christians there are in our day—
Christians who do not like the music of our
churches, Christians who do not like the
hilarities of the younfe—pouting, pouting,
pouting at society, pouting at the fashions,
pouting at the newspapers, pouting at the
church, pouting at the government,
pouting at the high heaven. Their spleen
is too large, their liver does not work,
their digestion is broken down. There
are two cruets in their castor always
sure to be well supplied—vinegar and Ted
pepper! Oh, come away from that mood.
Stir a little aaccarine into your disposition.
While you avoid the deeoluteness of the
younger son, avoid also the iracibility and
the petulance and the pouting spirit of the
elder son, and imitate the futher, who had
embraces for the returning prodigal and
coaxing words for the splenetic malcontent.
Ah! the face of t his pouting elder BtUt Is
put before us in order that we might bet ter
see the radiant and forgiving face of thi
father. Contrasts are mighty. The artists
in sketching the field of Waterloo, years aft
er the battle, put a dove in the month of the
cannon. Raphael, in one of his cartoons, be
side the face of a wretch put the face of a
happy and innocent child. And so the sone
face of this indescrible and disgusted elder
brother is brought out in older that in thr
contrast we may better understand the for
giving and the radiant face of God. That
is the meaning oi God. That is the meaning
of it—that God is ready to take back any
body that is sorry, to take him clear back to
takehim back forever, and foroverto take him
back with a loving hug. to put a kiss on his
parched lip, a ring on his bloated hand, an
easy shoe on his chafed foot, a garland on
his bleeding temples, and heaven in his soul.
Ob; I fall flat on that mercy! Come, my
brother, and let us set down into the dust,
resolved never to rise until the Father’s fori
giving hand shall lift us.
Oh, what a God we have! Bring your dox
ologies. Come, earth and heaven,' and join
in the worship. Cry aloud. Lift the palm
branches! Do yon not feel the Father’s arm
around your neck? Do yon not feel tbs
warm breath of your Father against your
cheek? Surrender, younger soul Surrender,
elder soul Surrender, all! Oh, go in today
and sit down at tho banquet. Take a slice
of the fatted calf, and afterward, when you
are seated, with one hand in the hand of the
returned broth-r, and the other hand in the
hand of the rejoicing father, let your heart
beat time to the clapping of the c'vrabal and
the mellow voice of the flute. “It is meet
that we should giake merry and be glad: for
this thy brother was dead and is alive again;
•and was lost, and is found.
Hastings 4 Dakota Land Grant.
Congressman Lind, of Minnesota, in an
argument before the senate committo* on
public lands, recently reviewed the severs
bills before congress substantially as fol
lows: Early in tbe session he introduc
ed a bill embracing the propositions that
he advocated; later his colleague, Judge
McDonald, introduced a bill to forfeit all
the lands west of Glencoo, which was prac
tically all the lands granted to the road.
That the public lands committee amend
ed the latter bill so that when it
was reported back to tbe houae
by Judge McDonald it forfeited only such
lands as had not been patented to the
company, and that there was less than
2.000 acres In that condition. That if it
was in the power of eongress to forfeit this
small quantity, then it had the power to
forfeit tbe whole grant, and while hs did
not urge that, he did insist that all tbe
land which had not been certified to the
company before the sale of the road, that
la before February, 1880, should bo for
feited. He cited a decision of the Minne
sota supreme court forfeiting the charter of
the company and decreeing it dissolved, a ud
read from the decision to show tbe cauee of
this amendment to the charter was the
fact that the company had failed for two
years to carry on any business as a rail
road company, and that under the stat
utes of the state this WM sufficient cause
for the loss c-f Its charter. He a!ao showed
that tbe same statue which made this fail
ure to act cause of forfeiture, also provid
ed that for such failure tbe company
should be deemed to have surrendered its
lights, privileges and franchise, and the
name should be forfeited. Mr. Lind claim
ed that the right to receive and hold land
was a franchise, and had been forfeited by
the company.
A Shrewd Scheme.
Mrs. Christian Keeler and a married
daughter were recently arrested at Terre
Haute, Ind., on a charge of defacing and
raising mooey The evidence was so ecn
clusive that thsy confessed. They have
evidently been at tbt business for a long
time. Their plan was to g?t $1 bills, and
11 cutting the figure off of the stamp on
ever boiM and pasting St with the white
01 an egg next to the figure 1, and make it
appear ae u *lO biil. Twenty dollar bills
were also raised in thi» way. Three o!
these bogus *lO bills were passed on local
merchants, and numerous other attempts
were made. Mrs. Keefer admitted that
she practiced the same work at Chicago.
Thev were held to await the action of the
United States commissioner. The penalty
is $5,000 fine and fifteen years at hard la
bor.
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Viliard's South Pole Exoedition.
Speaking of Hoary Viilard’s South pula
enterprise, one of the secretaries said re
cently that the expedition would probably
start naxt Spring. Tbe idea is to start out
early In the season in order to reach some
available point in high latitude where a
becomes too unfavorable for successful ex
other Americans are at the back of tba an
terpriee. It. really originated in Germawv.
There is a probability that two veesels,
tion of tb® 1 capital t°o\t out The
FARM AND GARDEN.
—.—
Jersey Milk for Distant Markets.
Thu ease with whkh the milk of
Jerseys is churned is a <1 wad vantage
for long transportation. It itt so rich
in butter and this separates so readi
ly that a few miles drive will often
leave a lump of butter in the can.
Simply for milk supply for cities,
other breeds, whose milk and cream
are harder to separate, are for this
reason preferable to the Jersey.
Cinders in the Eye.
An old engineer on one of the rail
roads says: ”lf you get a cinder in
your eye never rub the eye thus affect
ed, but constantly rub the other ey.e
until the cinder works clear from its
place of lodgment.” He h;Sa seen this
method tried many times and says it
never fails unless the cinder is so
sharp that it cuts the eye ball and
must then be removed by a surgeon.
If such a remedy will remove cinders
why not try it when the eye catches
other foreign substances?
Killing Old Hens.
Unless the thinnmg-ofT process is
continually followed, any flock of
poultry will very rapidly deteriorate.
Only the most promising should be
saved for breeding. Old hens should
generally be thrown out for eating,
and if in good condition, as they are
if not allowed to set, they make an
excellent recourse to the farmer’s wife
at a season when it is hard to get
fresh meat in the country or to keep
it fresh when got. Kill the old hens
before they begin moulting, saving
only those intended for setting next
season, as they make better mothers
than do young pullets, while the
latter lay more eggs.
To Can Green Corn.
“Husk and silk the corn, and put
into a kettle of boiling water; let
scald but not enough to cook. Then
cut it off, and to five quarts of corn
add an ounce of tartaric acid. Put
tne corn in a preserving kettle with
water enough to cover it well and
heat it to the boiling point, sturing
well in the meantime. Put in can ana
seal. It will keep perfectly. Be sure
that the liquor covers the corn in the
canß. When used drain eff the liquor,
soak in water ten or fifteen minutee,
cook and season to taste, adding a
t rifle of soda. Borne may object to
the tartaric acid. That is only to
keep the corn from spoiling and is
harmless. Soa«: in two or three wa
ters and no trace of the acid will be
left. Corn canned in this way is de
licious and has a fresh taste-—Coun
try Gentleman.
Treble Cropping Land
It is surprising how much may be
made oil a small area by hand labor.
In a village garden, barely large
enough to plow, we 6aw this season
first a crop of early sown peas.
Before these were off rows of beans
were planted in the spaces between
the (leas. Abont the first of July the
pea vines were pulled up, the ground
dug over, and cabbage planted where
the peas htd stood. Thus three crops
are made from the same land. It
requires rich soil, and of course
precludes the use of the horse in
cultivating Vegetables for the market
could not be thus grown, but a family
having a little land might thus use it
for growing its own supply.
Coal for Threshing Machines.
Moat threshing is now done by
steam, the engines running the sepa
rator much cheaper than horses can,
and doing quicker and bettor work.
There is great diffeiencein envies in
the amount of coal required, and
something also is due to the manage
ment, the machine and condition of
the grain and straw. If a steady,
continuous flow of tbe straw were
possible, tbe strain on the engine is
less in proportion to the work accom
plished. In very hot weather less
coal is needed to get up steam. It is
better to have an eight or ten-horse
power even where a smaller power
will do the work. The latter will
strain and tug, and he less economical.
Discord in tho Home.
The experiences of many observing
persons have satisfied them the
chief sources of family friction are, on
the part of the husband a domineering
disposition, on the part of the wife
frivolity, and of both together sel
fishness or want of consideration. All
are the faults of undeveloped natures
and not of marriage, though close as
sociation may intensify them. Some
times these faults are reversed; it is
the husband who lacks dept.fi and
character and the wife who rules with
a rod of iron. Strange that the rul
ing person never realizes the pall heor
Bfce casta over the household, but so
it is. There can be no real happiness
where there is no liberty. One of the
two is driven to deception or prevari
cation through fear of the ill temper
of the other. If there be notacyclone
it is a sour, gfoomy sky or a sulky
drirzlt- There is no courage leit *'to
speak the truth plainly” because the
truth would cost dearly, no matter
with what a kindly spirit It may be
uttered. For tbe want of self-disci
pline and culture of the feelings the
Not only so, the offending parties be
come unhappy wretches, since, to use
the ..expressive wi.rrty of Whipple,
"self wifl has a hard time <*» it when it
comes into impotent conflict with the
constitution 01 things."
Lost** of Young Turkeys.
Many farmer: do not have any luck
j with broods of turkeys.
LThey die off while young, and the old
I turkey tjoes with one or two chicks
through the season. The first brood
, should be set under a common
j wander around and draggle the young
' '
boiled eggs In midday the hen and
her young #U< be better of! roaming
the fields ana searching after
for scattered grain, grasshoppers and
other insects.
Vigorous Potato Crops.
A good deal can be told o> a field
of potatoes by a good judge merely
Beemg them as he passes along the
road. Though the tuber is under
ground its productiveness is usually
indicated by the more or less vigor
ous growth of steins and leaves above.
Too many small stems indicate a
reat number oi small potatoes. This
is often the fault of varieties that
grow their tubers in a bunch. Thole
which spread more will bear much
heavier seeding. The Peach Blow ex
tends its roots-ao far that a whole
potato of this variety may not be
too mnch for seed, though if planted
whole only three or four eyes will
grow. Those which start first absorb
thi strength that belongs to the oth
ers, and these consequently remain
dormant.
Government Aid to Agriculture.
The agricultural appropriation bill
for the fiscal year ending June 30,
1880, has finally been enacted by
Congress in commendable shape. We
are especially gratified that not only
docs it include $585,000 for experi
ment stations under the Hatch act—
sls,ooo to one station each in thir
ty-eight states and in Dakota—but
also carries SIO,OOO for an Experi
ment station Division in the Agricul
tural Department. Bucli a central
headquarters can do mqph to pro
mote eificient work among the sta
tions, and can compile their most im
portant results for popular distribu
tion. The brief experience under the
Hatch Act indicates the wisdom of
some central control to a limited ex
tent, which without friction should
systematize some of the work that
various stations are not duplicating
at haphazard. This idea was not in
cluded in the original act, but is likely
to be enacted by the ITRty-oeconu
Congress. Certainly some effort
should be made to prevent the waste
or errors made by some of the sta
tions, as in Missouri since Prof.
Sanborn has been displaced. Such
abuses re-act against all the institu
tions uuder the Hatch Act.
Other features of the appropriation
bill that are praiseworthy are the
slight increase in salaries of the chem
ists, liberal provision for grass experi
ment stations, and for investigating
peach yellows and hog cholera. The
appropntion of $30,000 for silk cul
ture is open to the criticism that
email practical results have as yet
been attained by such expenditures.
On the other hand, it is "far better
that the government carry this test
to a finality, and conclusively demon
strate whether silk culture can be
made profitable, chan that many
poor people should spend time and
money in this work. The same view
may be, and is, taken of the expen
sive sorghum sugar investigations,
which, however, are about to bear
fruit. It is quite as necessary that
the Department prove that a certain
industry is not practical, and thus
firevent the masses from embarking
n it to their loss, oa it is that the
government should work out the
successful development of new ideas
in farming. The much-laughed-at tea
farm was worth all it cost by proving
that there was no money in the tea
crop. But there is small ground for
the past and present system or seed
distribution, ard it is gratifying to
have assuranc from both House
and Beuate thu,u it will be reformed
by being largely transferred to the
respective State experiment stations.
—American Agriculturist.
———
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years ago by the sight of one of our mod
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to astonish people now-a days, but some
of the marvelous cures of consumption,
wrought by Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Dis
covery, have created wide-spread amaze
ment. Consumption ie at last acknowl
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