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ft no TVVENT V-THIRD YEAK. .Yearly Subscription $1.00. WA-KEENEY, KAN., SATURDAY, OCT. 5. 1901. H.S.G!YLER,Prop. NUMBER 31. TALMAGE'S SERMON. "THE SPIRIT OF AMITY" LAST SUN DAY'S SUBJECT. "Th Barbarous People Showed Us No Little Klnduu" Acts xxviii: Kindness in Action tne Greatest of Virtues. rCopjTigfct, 1901, by Eonls Klopscb. N. T-l Washington, Sept. 22. In this dis course Dr. Talmage commends the spirit of amity and good feeling and mentions illustrious examples of that spirit; text, Acts xxviii, 2, "The bar barous people showed us no little kindness." Here we are on the island of Malta, another name for Melita. This island, which has always been an important commercial center, belonging at dif ferent times to Phoenicia, to Greece, to Rome, to Arabia, to Spain, to France, now belongs to England. The area of the island is about 100 square miles. It is in the Mediterranean sea and of such clarity of atmosphere that Mount Aetna, 130 miles away, can be distinctly seen. The island is glori ously memorable because the Knights of Malta for a long while ruled there, but mose famous because of the apos tolic shipwreck. The bestormed ves ael on which Paul sailed had "laid to" on the starboard tack, and the wind was blowing east-northeast, and, the vessel drifting probably a mile and a half an hour, she struck at what is now called St. Paul's bay. Practical sailors have taken up the Bible ac count and' decided beyond controversy the place of the shipwreck. But - the Island, which has so rough a coast, is for the most part a garden. Richest fruits and a profusion of honey char acterized it in Paul's time as well as now. The finest oranges, figs and olives grow there. When Paul and his comrades crawl ed up on the beach, saturated and hungry from long abstinence from food and chilled to the bone, the isl anders, though called barbarians . be cause they could not speak . Greek, opened their doors to the shipwrecked unfortunates. Everything had gone to the bottom of the deep, and the barefooted, bareheaded apostle and ship's crew were in a condition to ap preciate hospitality. About twenty five such men a few years ago I found in the life station near East Hampton, Long Island. They had got ashore in the night from the sea, and not a hat or shoe had they left. They found out, as Paul and his fellow voyagers found out, that the sea is the roughest of all robbers. My text finds the ship's crew ashore on Malta and around a hot fire drying themselves and with the best provision the islanders can offer them. And they go into govern ment quarters for three days to recu perate, Publius, the ruler. Inviting them, although he had severe sickness in the house at that time, his father down with a dangerous illness. Yea for three months they staid on the Island watching for a ship and putting the hospitalities of the islanders to a evere test. But it endured the test satisfactorily. and it is recorded for all the ages of time and eternity to read and hear in regard to the inhabitants of Malta. "The barbarous people showed us no little kindness." A Magnificent Word. Kindness! What a great word that is! It would take a reed as long as that which the apocalpytic angel used to measure heaven to tell the . length, the breadth, the height of that munificent word. It is a favorite Bible word, and it is early launched in the book of Genesis, caught up in the book of Joshua, embraced in the book of Ruth, sworn by in the book of Samuel, crowned in the book of Psalms and enthroned in many places In the New Testament. Kindness! A word no more gentle than mighty. I expect it will wrestle me down before I get through with it. It is strong enough to throw an archangel. But it will be well for us to stand around it and warm ourselves by its glow as Paul and his fellow . voyagers stood around the fire on the island of Malta, where the Maltese made themselves Immortal In my text by the way they treated their victims of the sea. "The barbarous people showed us no little kindness." Tb Grace of Forgiveness. But are you waiting and hoping for - some one to be bankrupted or exposed or discomfited or in some way over thrown then kindness has not taken possession of your nature. Tou are wrecked on a Malta where there are no oranges. You are entertaining guest so unlike kindness that - kind ness will not come and dwell under the same roof. The most exhausting and unhealthy and ruinous spirit on earth is a revengeful spirit or retaliat ing spirit, as I know by experience, for I have tried it for five or ten min utes at a time. When some mean thing has been done me or said about me, I have felt: "I will pay him In hta own coin. I will show him up. ?he lngrate! The traitor! The liar! The villain!" But five or tea- min utes of the feeling has been so un nerving and exhausting I have aban doned it, and I cannot understand how people can go about torturing them selves five or ten or twenty years, trying to get even with Bomebody. The only way you will ever triumph over your enemies is by forgiving them and wishing them all good and no evil. As malevolence is the most uneasy and profitless and dangerous feeling, kindness is the most health ful and delightful. And this is not an abstraction. As I have tried a little of the retaliatory feeling, so I have tased a little of the forgiving, l ao not want to leave this world until I have taken vengeance upon every man that ever did me a wrong by doing him a kindness. In most of such cases I have already succeeded, but there are a few malignants whom I am yet pur suing, and I shall not be content until I have in some wise helped them or benefited them or blessed them. Rare Flower from Royal Garden. The king of Prussia had presented to him by the empress of Russia the root of a rare flower, and it was put in the royal gardens on an island, and the head gardener, Herr Fintleman, was told to watch it. And one day It put forth its glory. Three day3 of every week the people were admitted to these gardens, and a young man. probably not realizing what a wrong thing he was doing, plucked this flow er and put it in his buttonhole, and the gardener arrested him as he was crossing at the ferry and asked the kin? to throw open no more bis gar dens to the public. The king replied: "Shall I deny to the thousands of good people of my country the privi lege of seeing this garden because one visitor has done wrong? No; let them come and see the beautiful grounds.' And when the gardener wished to give, the king the name of the offender who had taken the royal flower he said, "No, my memory is very tena cious, and I do not want to have In my mind the name of the offender lest it should hinder me granting him a favor some other time." Now, I want you to know that kindness is a royal flower, and blessed be God, the king of mercy and grace, that by a divide gift, and not by purloining, we may pluck this royal flower and not wear it on the outside of our nature, but wear it on our soul and wear it for ever, its radiance and aroma not more wonderful for time than wonderful for eternity. Hopeful and Cordial Words. Oh, say the cordial thing! Say the useful thing. Say the hospitable thing. Say the helpful thing. Say the Christ like thing. Say the kind thing. I ad mit that it is easier for some tempera ments than for others. Some are born pessimists, and some are born optim ists, and that demonstrates itself all through everything. It is a cloudy morning. You meet a pessimist and you say, "What weather today?" He answers, "It's going to storm," and umbrella under arm and waterproof coat show that he is honest in that utterance. On the same block, a min ute after, you meet an optimist, and you say, "What do you think of the commercial prospects?" and he says. "Glorious. Crops not so good as usual but foreign demand' will make big prices. We are going to have such an autumn and winter of prosperity as we have never seen." On your way back to your store you meet a pessimist merchant. "What do you think of the commercial prospects?" you ask, and he answers, "Well, I don't know. Wheat and corn crop blasted In Kan sas and Missouri, and the grain gam blers will get their fist in, and the hay crop is short in some places, and in the southern part of Wisconsin they had a hailstorm and our-business is as dull as it ever was." You will find the same difference in judgment of charac ter. A man of good reputation is as sailed and charged with some evil deed. At the first story the pessimist wHl believe in guilt. "The papers said so, and that's enough. Down with him!" The optimist will say: "I don't believe a word of it. 1 don't think that a man that has been as useful and seemingly honest for twenty years, could have got off track like that. There are two sides .to this Btory, and I will wait to hear the other side be fore I condemn him." My hearer, if you are by nature a pessimist, make a special effort by the grace of God to extirpate the dolorous and the hyper critical from your disposition. Be lieve nothing against anybody until the wrong Is established by at least two witnesses of Integrity. And, if guilt is proved, find out the extenuat ing circumstances, if there are any. Kindness! - Let us, morning, noon and night, pray for it until we get lt Kindness of Action. Furthermore, there is kindness of ac tion. That is what Joseph showed to his outrageous brothers. That is what David showed to Mephibosheth for his father Jonathan's sake. That is what Onesiphorua showed .to Paul in the Roman . penitentiary. - That ia what William Cowper recognized when he said he would not trust a man who would with his foot needlessly crush a worm. That Is what our assassinat ed President Lincoln demonstrated when his private secretary found him bird back to the nest from which it'" had fallen, and which quality the lllus- MATTERS OF INTEREST TO AGRI trious man exhibited years before j CULTURISTS. when, having with some lawyers in I the carriage on the way to court passed on the road a swine fast In the mire, after awhile cried to his horses, "Ho" and said to the gentlemen, "I must go back and help that hog out of the mire." And he did go back and put on solid ground that most unintereat- .surupBL l" pir.t. lc"" Zy . friend, Hon. Alexander H. Stephens of , Georgia and lovelier man never ex changed earth for heaven when at Washington. A senator's wife, who fieida 8everal Umea after plants told us of the circumstances, said to have ceased to frultf eacn time cutting him, "Mr. Stephens, come and see my off runner, and cultivating the dead canary bird." And he answered. I ground between the rows of strawber "No; I could not look at the poor thing ry planta. Keeping the plants well without crying." That is tne spirit which last night ten thousand mothers , showed to their sick children coming" to give the drink at the tenth call as cheerfully and as tenderly as at the first call Suppose all this assemblage and all to whom these words shall come by printer's type should resolve to make kindness an overarching, underglrding j and all-pervading principle of their life and then carry out the resolution. Why in six months the whole earth would feel it. People would say, "What is the matter? It seems to me that the world is getting to be a better place to live in. . Why, life after all is worth living. Why, there is Shylock, my neighbor, has withdrawn his lawsuit of foreclos ure against that man, and because he has had so much sickness in his family he is going to have the house for one year rent free. There is an old lawyer in that young lawyer's office, and do you know what he has gone in there' for? Why, he is helping to fix up a! case which is too big for the young man to handle, and the white-haired attorney is hunting up previous de-J cislons and making out a brief for the J having three times the potash con boy. Do you know that a strange ( tallied in others. The soft woods are thing has taken place in the pulpit, j quite generally - deficient in potash, and all the old ministers are helping ' and their ash is therefore of little the young ministers, and all the old doctors are helping the young doctors, and the farmers are assisting each other in gathering the harvest, and for that farmer who is sick the neigh bors have made a 'bee,' as they call it, and they have all turned in to help him get his crops into the garner? And they tell me that the older and more skillful reporters who have permanent positions on papers are helping the young fellows who are just beginning 1 to try and do not know exactly how to! do it. And after a few erasures and, Interpolations on the reporter's pad they say, 'Now, here is a readable ac- count of the tragedy; hand it in, and I am sure the managing editor will take it-'" New Dispensation of Geniality. My hearers, you know and I know pe? could not be matured as far nortli we are far from that state of things as northern Illinois and southern WIs But why not inaugurate a new dispen-1 consln. Hitherto the men that grew sation of geniality. If we cannot have a millennium on a laree scale, let us have it on a small scale and under our own vestments. Kindness! If this world is ever brought to God, that is' the thing that will do it. You cannot! fret the world up, although you may feet the world down. You cannot scold It into excellence or reformation or j godliness. I The eait wind and the wrt wind 1 were one day talking with each other,! and the east wind said to the westi .Vr" uouceruoi wind: "Don't you wish you had my At the station named a considerable power? Why. when I start they hail are been devoted to the cow pea, , , ,- o1 ,, , ..i and the crop has been perfect. The i .h1. it - aa easily as a cow's hoof cracks ju, ' alder. With one sweep of my wing V have strewn the coast from Newfound-i tLT f-V...JTSL."! s t ... I , Atlantic ocean. I am the terror of all invalidism and to fight me back for- ests must be cut down for fires, and the imr.es ui cuuuorau caueu on to, leeo. m turnaces. uuaw my ureau panied the Writer, said: "Dig down the nations crouch into sepulchers. here for fiTe feet and you wlu flnd tne Don't you wish you had my power?" ground perfectly dry. and it is a mar said the east wind. The west wind vei how the plants have continued to made no answer. Dut started on its mission, coming somewhere out of the! rosy bowers of the sky, and all the rivers and lakes ana seas smiled at its coming. The gardens bloomed, and the As the professor talked he picked off orchards ripened, and the wheatfields and shelled some of the ripe pods, say turned their silver Into gold, - and ing: "You see how many ripe pods health clapped its hands, and Joy shouted from the hilltops, and the na- tions lifted their foreheads Into the light, and the earth had a doxology for the sky.-and the sky an anthem for the earth, and the warmth and sparkle and the gladness, and the foliage, and tfee Cowers, and the fruits, and the beauty, and the life were the only an swer the west wind made to the In solence, of the east wind's interroga tion. . OTell Worth Trying:. T,Vb 1 a iiya spnrn en.nan fr Ti m m . ., . .. ,. . thread so as to neatly touch the water , in any glass vessel, set it upon your I mantelshelf, bracket or table, and let . ' . . . . - iieniiTeij in Wisconsin. ine variety it stand there for about two monthij ttIa year , the most common W1UIOHV n any wj luu-uoimg wim 11 "-" -1V'J acorn will burst, throw a root down1 Into the water and a stem upward. sending out from the stem beautiful green leaves AND GARDEN. " Bom. Cp-to-Dato Bints A boot Culti vation of the Soil and Yields Thereof Horticulture, Viticulture and Floriculture. ---.-., Hort'ealtnral Observation. Chariea Hlrschinger tells the Farm- er8' Review that the best way to cut tllo 8urpiU8 runners from Btrawberry plants is to use a plow with a rolling coulter. He goes over his strawberry cultivated in the fall hrfns them to form laree root Rvstema and insures strong plants in the spring. The fall growth and development has very much to do with the power to bear a crop the following year. e e Discussing the use of fertilizers on ; strawberries, A. L. Hatch suggests to the writer the more extensive use of wood ashes. The man that has- a strawberry patch covering four square rods can use a bushel of ashes to ad vantage. It should, however, be ap plied at two different times, about a week apart. The first application should be made after growth starts in the spring and the second application a week later. Mr. Hatch believes that the ashes do good not by the - amount of potash and other chemicals they contribute to the soil, but by oper ating on the nitrates in the soil and' making them available for plant food, This view of it will doubtless not be readily accepted. In the use of ashes it must be taken into consideration that they vary greatly as to their make up, some woods giving an ash value. e In the planting of plum pits care should be taken that they are not too dry. as dry and shriveled kernels are of no value.- This fact explains the cause of many failures in the planting of these pits. From the time the pits are separated from the pulp they should be kept slightly moist, just "a lo preveni me crying out Pess .rom acting. Some men think " best to break the shells to liberate the kernels, but this is unnecessary s. f the Pits are left out of doors ail wIn,ter. start to ver" Cow real in W la conn In. It has been believed that the cow cow peas have made a practice of pur- chasing their seed from the states south of the Ohio, it being recognized that the cow pea is a southern plant. Here and there in the states farther nortn men have asserted that they had matured the cow pea, but as they Produced no proof of their success in tne way of seed tbe general public has Paia no attention to their claims. But the Wisconsin Experiment station has seted the matter, at least so far as I writer saw the plots August 28 and 29. The lack of water was not apparent in "td even tSan Wbeen thirty inches apart and the growth of the plants - had very r, obuterated the Bpaces between the rows. Each stalk stood upright and an lmmense wealth of broad leaves. Professor Moore, who accom- grow apparently without any moisture. The drouth 'has been severe here and 8tm continues, but the cow peas do not feel it. ; there are now, and they ripen very j quickly after reaching this stage. In . a week or ten days most of these fully filled pods will be ripe enough to gath er. We may reasonably expect thirty days more without severe frosts, and long before that time the crop will be out of the way. Relative to the success with the crop Professor Henry remarked: "Of course this Is an exceptional year so far as the amount of sunshine is concerned, but we have had great lack of moisture. Whether we can get the cow peas for- .ward so rapidly In wet years remains I , I to be seen. There now appears no rea- ienalTely ln Wisconsin. The variety n. the WhlPDOOrWilL" I 1 . X ! .k. t. n n wawuw. ictibi gi wot this year demonstrating its valne. ' As a gatherer of nitrogen it has great , value, and tne same may be said of Its J'ARJI value as a forage and hay crop. Its value as a soiling crop cannot be esti mated. With this plant farmers can defy the drouth and tell it to do Its worst. We will add that no Irrigating has been done on the field of cow peas mentioned. " The Wisconsin station has, we believe, done no more Import ant work this year than the giving of this object lesson in . the growing o. the cow pea. .Tnree-Uaed Lnf Beetle. The Three-Lined Leaf-Beetle (Lema trilineata) attacks the potato plant. both the larvae and the beetles feeding on its leaves. The larva may ' be distinguished from all other insects I that prey upon the potato plant by its habit of cov ering itself with its own excrement, - which Is greenish in color and may act as some protection. In the illus tration, "b" shows the last few Joints of the abdomen of the larva, magnified and viewed, not in profile, but from above. The vent of the larva, as will be seen from this last figure. Is situ ated on the upper surface of the last Joint, so that its excrement naturally falls upon its back, and by successive discharges Is pushed forward towards it head, till the whole upper surface of the insect is covered with It, There are several other larvae, feeding upon other plants, that commonly, wear cloaks of this strange material. The perfect beetle is of a pale yel low color, with three black stripes on Its back. It bears a strong resent lilance to the common cucumber bug. It is. however as a general thing, a slightly larger Insect. The Moth Traps. These have come in for so much in quiry that I' take this occasion to again-caution about the use of moth traps. They do more harm than good in the orchard. They will not catch the codlin moth, curculio, borer, can ker worm, or gouger and these are in sects we want to kill. Prof. J. M. Sted man says: "The use of moth traps by the general public will do more harm than good." Miss M. E. Murtfeldt says that "The moth traps will catch more friends than enemies in the orchard. Mr. F. H. Speakman, who used 40 traps during one whole summer in the orch ard, says: "I pronunce the usa of lights to save our apples, peaches and plums a decidedly dismal failure." Nearly all of the state entomologists of the coun try have stated positively that the us a of moth traps in the orchard does more harm than good. The testing of the moth traps at New Haven in June 4 and 5 by the Society showed that not one codling moth or curculio was caught. Dr. L, O. Howard, U. S. En tomologist, says: "I am glad that you are giving the - facts about the moth traps in Missouri." ' It would seem that when we have such positive statements from those who know, we would do well to heed their instructions. L. A. Goodman, Secretary Missouri State Horticultural Society. Pratt Notes. Ohio. Peaches are being marketed The early varieties are small, but the late varieties will be improved by the rains. - Apples are a light crop gen erally. . Grapes are reported rotting in a number of sections of the state. Tomatoes show marked improvement. Missouri. Apples and peaches have not improved except in portions of the western, southwestern and south eastern sections, where they are some what better than when the month opened. Illinois. Apples are still falling and a very light crop seems inevitable. Pears, plums, grapes and peaches range from fair to good crops. Kentucky. Apples are scarce and poor. Tennessee.-! Peaches are abundant. but quality 'has been damaged by rainy weather. Apples are poor and scarce. Indiana. Apple prospects are now promising in many parts of the state. The crop Is exceptionally ' fine in Washington county. Wisconsin. Drought has so reduced water supplies that the reserves to be used for flooding cranberry marshes in ' case of frost are low. Cranberry picking will begin September 2. An exchange says: Duck quarters should have dry floors, these birds have such a tendency to frost-bitten feet. It is a dampness associated with cold getting into fissures of skin and re maining there, not dry cold that make frost bites and chilblains. ' The real use of a'l knowledge is this:- That we should dedicate the reason which was given us by GoJ to the use and advantages of man. Lord Bacon. " Winter It is too early to decide what will be the cheapest combination of feeds tor wlnta T1,a. -K.n.aA VA V - X U3 aUUl Kill UB U .WUnU- ness. There is enough straw in Kan sas to supply roughness for every an imal in the state, and with many stockmen straw will be the feed to use. Farmers usually feed from 20 to 30 pounds of hay or fodder a head per day to stock cattle. Very much less may be fed if a proper grain ration is used. In 18S8 a milk man in Manhattan wintered his entire herd of dairy cows without a pound of roughness, and he! sold milk all winter. The cows were red all the grain they wanted and in the spring were strong, but they looked gaunt and rough. It always pays to feed a little roughness. The winter in good condition on three to five pounds of hay per head a day, feeding grain. Bran or wheat will iaKe tne place or nearly all the rough ness and can be mixed with cotton seed, gluten, germ' oil or linseed meals, ats, corn or Kafir-corn, which ever is cheapest and make a good ration at a reasonable cost. ; Wheat Is worth about as much pound for pound as corn, and middlings are worth more as a hog feed. Fattening hogs fed all the alfalfa or clover hay they will eat will fatten on much less grain than without hay. Sorghum hay is good for hogs. A few winters ago some farmers In northwestern Kansas car ried their stock hogs through the winter on alfalfa hay alone. Stock hogs fed twice daily all the alfalfa, clover or sorghum hay they will eat will require much less than the usual amount of grain. Hogs should be fed sufficient rough feed so that they will need to eat the leaves only. H. M. Cottrell, Kansas Experiment Station. Vlseofen la Milk. TIscogen is the latest milk adulter ant discovered by the Minnesota dairy and food department, says Dairy Record. . For some time the department kept getting samples of milk apparently above the legal standard, which, on being tested, were found to be far below. The cause was a mystery until, by a shrewd piece of detective "work, the reason was dis- uuuuuui . x ne Billow a, syrup ctim--posed Of sugar, lime and water, about the color of water, and is used chiefly to make the milk appear richer than it really is. When viscogen is placed in milk or cream the lactic acid turns the lime in the fluid - into a white. micK suosiance, wmcn, assimiisuug with the milk, gives it an appearance and taste of great richness. It is pos sible through its use to palm off upon customers milk and cream which is far below standard. Viscogen is so little known that the practice among dairymen is very limited; in fact, it has only besn found in cream sold by one concern. Testimony for Broina Gras In a report on Australian Brane grass (Bromus Inermis), as grown on the Station farm, Prof. Ladd of the North Dakota Station, says: "Brome grass, as grown on the Col lege farm, contains twice as much ni trogenous matteir protein as is found in the average Timothy hay for the whole United States. Brome hay contains 6 per cent more protein than is found in the native prairie grass hay as shown by our analysis above. In fact the results above indicate brome hay to contain nearly as much p-ptein as the average for red clover hay. Judging from the chemical anal ysis this hay has a feed value supe rior to any other hay produced in the state, while the experiments show it to be a surer hay or pasture crop than timothy, especially for dry sea sons or in regions of low rainfp.ll." Cow Ior-G. Scrub stock would soon disappear If there were no scrub dairymen. It Is better to pull four teats than eight for the same amount of milk. The worst obstacle to success in dairy processes is dirt; the next worst is dirt, and the third is dirt; Contentment is not always better than wealth. - It is better - to make money with good cows than to be con tented with poor ones. - Use the best bull attainable if Ms progeny is to be raised. Who would expect a good crop of corn if he used half -filled nubbins for seed? Holstein Friesian Register, - The greatest- milk production re quires liberal feeding of the proper kind, and the selection of animals with milking tendencies. Since the cow has become a mere machine for the con suming of food and converting it into milk, it is essential in securing the most returns to have good cows. In feeding sheep I find that It Is nec essary to start riht, the same aa in any other business. .The first thing a feeder should know is, has he proper protection for sheep, such as sheds or barns for bad weather. Sheep cannot stand cold rains "or sleet. J. ii. St-vrr. At times even the wide-awake dr-tn-mer is caught napping on a sleebcr The man with the lawn mower often wishes that it were less.