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Teach Us to Pray.
Lard, tench us how to pray Oh. do Thou Irad the way! So rough the path sometimes, to aim and nlwp. So steep and dlro where fall the shadow deep. "With peril fraught when darkling fogs obftcure. Or wlll-o'-wlap to deadly marsh allure. When ralf the cloudless splendor of the nnnn. Or blackness rob the aky of guiding moon. Thin leach u how to pray And lead us Into day. Tench us for what to pray Lord, do not let us stray , Afar from Thee! Teach ua to chooae life Bold, . , . Not dross; to know that pain and grief enfold A blessing and a peace, steadfast and sweet. Make blind eyes see. give strength to stumbling feet. "Within the ashes of n dead self lies .A nobler self. To Thee our dead past cries. Tench us for whnt to pray To rise about uur ohu-: Nina It. Allen. Walking by Faith. "For we walk by faith, not by .Rht." What Is It to "walk by faith?" Alas, It Is something so difficult that few of us ever attain to It. for It Is a willingness to trust God Implicitly and absolutely tinder circumstances be yond the possibility of explanation. Troubles, great and small, may be cur portion. Storms of sorrow may descend upon our heads, and "fiery trials" be sent to test our very souls, and yet, though to others our sub missive endurance of these may ap pear a supreme proof of "faith," in our Inmost hearts we may be conscious that we are really "walking by sight," inasmuch as we are able to discern the reason of these dispensations, or at least to guess at their meaning. It Is only when Gods "whys" and "wherefores" are utterly hidden from our eyes, when no smallest gleam of light pierces the thick darkness, and His dealings with us are absolutely Inexplicable alike to reason and to conscience, that we can be said to "walk by faith." Blind trust that is what "faith" means; reduced to its last analysis, such a belief in God's character as makes us willing to ac cept as right whatever comes from Kim. "God Is love," the soul says, in Its agony, therefore God cannot act pnlovlngly, and this sorrow, or trial, or trouble, must be uecessarlly for me, because He sent It. The lesson is one that all God's children must be taught in greater or less degree, but it is only His most apt scholars who are able to master It perfectly His spiritual heroes that He sets this lesson in all the an guish of a personal application. To the rest of us In mercy to our weak ness, which He sees could not bear fcuch strain He allots the easier task -ot learning "faith" from the faith of these sorely tried ones, and allows a gleam of light to fall upon our dark--est dispensations. Each Hia Own Lamp. One of the most serious thoughts about life is its individuality. St. Paul puts it In a sentence when he says: "Each man shall bear his own burden." We are in danger of for getting this truth. We think so much of our lives In their mutual relations that unless we are careful, we lose sight of our individual responsibility. The duty of helping each other Is so impressed upon us that we sometimes forget that In the deepest experiences of life we cannot help each other, nor can we receive help from others. Each one has to stand for himself. Each one should think of himself as an individual, standing alone before God, having no companionship in the most vital affairs of life, and should seek to realize the responsibility of this position. When we think of it, the truth read ily becomes apparent. No one can choose for us; each one must make his own decisions. We must take our own place before God and meet our own responsibilities. No one can be lieve on Christ for us. Others may intercede for us when we have sinned, but until we ourselves, In penitence and contrition, repent, confess and seek forgiveness, forgiveness will not come to us. Four men carried a par alytic to Jesus, and we are told that when Jesus saw their faith he forgave the man's sins and then healed him. But we know well that the sins were not forgiven because of the faith of the four friends who carried the man. There must have been In his own heart a sense of unworthiness, a con fession of sin, a cry of forgiveness, or Jesus would not have said to him: "Thy sins are forgiven thee." No one but ourselves can consecrate our life to God. No one can obey the com mandments for us. No one can do our duty. All about us may be those who are busy and active In God's ser vice, keeping his commandments and doing his work, but this avails noth ing for us; we must do God's will for ourselves. Each one of us must get the love and mercy of God Into his own heart by a personal faith In Christ. Each ot us must have a lamp of his own and must have It filled and burning. No one can walk In the light of an other's torch. No matter how holy a wife Is, how earnest she Is in her prayers, how full ot God's love her heart is, her husband cannot stand In the light ot her lamp; he must have fclu own lamp or walk in darkness. In the parable, the fooliBh virgins, in their hour ot need, cried to the wise: 'Give us of your oil; for our lamps are going out." But we know the an- ewer: "Peradventure there will not be enough for ua and you." Perhapg It seems to us that the wise ought to have given part of their oil to the poor foolish ones. There Is said to be In a private gal lery In Boston a fine representation of this scene In marble. A wise vir gin la kneeling, trimming her lamp. A foolish virgin, with a most pathetic expression, Is begging oil from her sister. The wise, however, with in expressible sadness, lifts tip her hand as If saying: "Not so." It Is re lated that a great literary man, stand ing before this group, said: "She ought to have given her the oil." Per haps many of us have felt as we have read the parable, that the wise vir gins ought to have shared their sup ply. Does their refusal seem ungen erous? Our blessed Um everywhere In His gospel teaches us that we should give to every one that aslieth of us, that the strong should bear the burden of the weak. Why does he represent the wise virgins as seeming so unpttiful? A deep moral truth lies In this part of the parable. The grace of God Is sr.mething which cannot be given by one to another. There are points In life at which no one can help his friend. J. R. Miller. D. D. A Higher and Deeper Power. It Is a great thing never to show Impatience, to be always the same, under disappointment, In weariness and pain, whpn things go wrong and people are stupid and vexatious to go on steadily without a sharp or fretful tone In the voice, without petulance or hasty judgment or shaken trust or slackened diligence and effort. Those who reach that point of self mastery and self possession may come to be leaders of men and do great things But there is a still higher, deeper pow er in the patience ot those who are indeed crucified with Christ, crucified to the world, and whose life Is hid with Christ In God. The patience of those who as they move about in the world may set thoughtless people won dering where that quiet, bright grace was learned, feeling somehow that, after all, they that are Christ's have hold of something that the world can not give and have found a way better than the world's ways, and that there are reality and truth In those words which have perhaps the strongest power words can have to touch the springs of longing in the hearts of men: Come unto Me, all ye that, labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon yon and learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden lb llgnt." Remembering Our Forgiveness. Forgive and remember! That is the best rule. Forgive, and remember that you have forgiven. Far too many people forgive and forget. These are Just the people who say that It Is im possible for them to forget, as If this were a credit to them. The real trouble Is that they do continually forget that they'have forgiven. Every circumstance that brings the injury back to them finds them unmindful of the fact that they have forgiven it. They are irritated by memory of the wrong. Instead of softened by remeni' brance of the forgiveness of it. Other hearts cherish accurately and acute ly the tenderness of their forgiving than they do the Irritation of the feel- lng of being wronged. Here Is a re membering that Is worth striving for One Life. One small life in God's great plan- How futile It seems as the ages roll Do what It may or strive how It can To alter the sweep In the Infinite whole! A single stitch In an endless web. A drop In the ocean's flow and ebb! But the pattern is rent where the stitch is lost, Or marred where the tangled threads have crossed; And each life that falls of Its true In tent Mars the perfect plan that the Master meant. Susan Coolldge, A Sunday Meditation. The ringing bells call me to Thy house, O Ixinl, on this day set apart for thy worship. All days are thine, O Lord, and In all the ways of life, and In all places I may truly adore thee. But on this day, and In thy house, where thy people assemble In Thy name to honor Thee and to hear Thy Word, there are treasures of grace and strength and peace for all the other days and for all the other da ties of life. Therefore, O Lord, hear Thy serv ant, who now goes forth for this blessed season of public devotion and instruction. I surrender myself to Thee; I leave behind mo nit world cares and stud ies; I go to Thy house to join with Thy people In loving and reverent de votion and as we shall together praise Thy name, hear Thy Word, plead Thy promises, and consecrate ourselves to Thy constant service, do Thou pour out upon us, O Holy Father, Thy blessed Holy Spirit, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Bishop Vin cent SERIOUSLY MENACED!": I.I r..l... I.. a.. . PHILIPPINE COMPETITION WITH DOMESTIC SUGAR. Should the Efforts of American Farm- ere to Develop the Beet Growing In dustry Be Defeated by Undue Favor itism for the Far Away Tagalogs? Before agreeing to a reduction in tho tariff on sugar from the Philip pines Congress should consider wheth- ei the Interests of the American peo ple or those of the Inhabitants of the Philippine islands are the more worthy of consideration and protection. To make a heavy reduction in the tariff on Philippine sugar would be to open the doors to competition with the beet sugar industry of this country, and It is altogether possible that the latter would be destroyed. In this connection It should bo ob served that the recent Philippine gov ernment bill provided that the local government In those Islands should have the right and power to regulate Immigration Into the archipelago. In other words. If It should be considered desirable In the Interests of the sugar Industry to open the doors to Chinese Immigration, thousands of laborers might be brought from China to work In the cane fields. With sugar pro duced by such labor American beet sugar would have to compete. Secretary Taft, who Is an advocate of n reduction in the tariff on Philip pine sugar, had his sympathies In be half of those Islands awakened by his residence there as trovernor. He sees v. hat, in his opinion, the Philippines need, ami her.ee he advocates legisla tion that would be beneficial to them. That the proposed reduction In the tariff would be beneficial to the Phil ippines no one will deny. Hut it must also be admitted that It would be very Injurious to the beet sugar In dustry In the t'nlted States, and par ticularly In tho far west. . If Philippine sugar were brought itito the United States under a low tariff a large percentage of It would be Imported by way of San Francisco. HIS HEAD IN A CLOUD OF THEOR V. The first market sought for It would be that of the far west, and hence the beet sugar Industry of California. Colorado and other states west of the one-hundredth meridian would be the first to suffer. Whatever may be said about the obligation of this country to provide, for the Philippines. It cannot be main tained that it is greater than the obli gation to look after the Interests of the people at home. The production ot sugar from beets has been found to be an Industry particularly adapted to this section of the country. Shall the effort of the farmers and others to de velop the resources of Colorado and other parts of the arid region be crip pled or defeated for the Bake of stlm ulatlng the sugar Industry In the Philippine Islands? Denver Repub lican. Reciprocity and the Sugar Trust. There is a curious persistence on the part of the tariff tinkers of the Senate in a movement to promote the interests of the American Sugar trust at the expense of Important home ag ricultural Industries. Within a few years past the sugar growers of the I'nlted States were en gaged In a desperate fight to save their product from free sugar, or what was next to It, from Cuba. The tariff i.n Cuban sugar was. after all, heavily reduced, on the pretense of making a reciprocity arrangement that would largely Increase in Cuba a market for various products of the industry of the people of the United States, and this was to he done by a raid on the suusr growers In the I'nlted States, ami chiefly In the southern states. The act was accomplished, with the result that Culm pours her sugar I r t this country under conditions of spe cial favor, while she Is careful to buy as few of our goods as possible, niul draws all her supplies that she can IMisslbly pet there from European countries. The official figures are that in the year Uo3. under the allegec mini VII I in KI1H1 lu UIR amount Ol $25,700,000 and bought from Cuba ftio.iiOO.OOO worth. New Orleans Pic ayune. DUTY ON HIDES. The Man Behind the Plow Strong Enough to Protect His Rights. The illogical attitude of those who urge the removal of the tariff on hides Is thus made clear by the Kansas City Star, a consistent advocate of unre stricted competition: "There Is ; duty of 35 per cent on lrnther manufactures. The consumers have even greater reason to demand the removal of that duty than to ob ject to the tariff on hides, for It con tributes more to the cost of leather pood. But the shoe and leather men are Interested only In what affects their profits. They are Imposed on, but In turn they Impose on the con sumers In a larger degree. If the tar iff on hides and that on leather manu factures were both removed, then, and only then, the people would siicure the advantages of open competition." The Star Is right in the contention that the removal of the duty on Un hide would necessitate the removal ol the duty on leather manufactures. The Industry of the factory Is no more en titled to protection than Is the Indus try of the farm. There are six mil lion farms In this country. The man ul'nclurer had best not forget that fact. The man behind the plow Is strong enough to see that when protection Is withdrawn from agricultural Indus trialism It will be withdrawn from nl1 other forms of industrialism. Wrongly Interpreted. The tariff revision Idea Is as dead as u door nail for a twelvemonth, and the i rutli Is that Mipular sentiment re gnrdlng the matter seems to havi been wrongly Interpreted, Despite a great deal of newspaper representa tion to the contrary, It does not np piar that there is any general and sin cere desire throughout the country tc. cut down the tariff schedules. Per haps If times were bad popular feel lng on the subject would be different but the times are not bad and arc not likely to be. New York Sunt Financial Review. Make Haste Slowly. That some changes In the tariff ma hi! needed is probably true, but that they are so urgent that business should be thrown Into confusion in the effort to make them is not true The country is prospering, and so lonp as it Is In that condition It can afford to make haste, slowly. It Is possible that an extra session will be called to meet some time next October, six weeks before the opening of the regu lar session, hut It Is highly linprob able that It will be culled for an time before October. Denver Rupub lican. Relegated to Third Place. The tariff question has been for s n'aiiy years at the front as the dnml til. tit issue in politics that it seemr rhlher strange to see it relegated t third place among tho questions m trading the attention of Congress am! the country. This shows a health) advance in public opinion since tin bitter experience with tho Wilson low tat iff law during Cleveland's las) term. That was an object lessor which did much to establish protedlor as tho settled policy of the Americar government. Toledo Ul'ide. Already Halts Business. Talk of tariff revision already stopi wool buying In the West. Westerr buyers are angry with the tariff rev! slon agitators. This Is but a begin ning of troubles that will follow If it Is to be understood I hut free trader working for themselves nave any in Huence in the revising of tho tariff The President believes that but few schedules of the tariff need immediaU attention. The issue Is whether It is worth the while to tinker the tarlfl while, business Is excellent, since tin talk already made tends to hold uj buying of wool from fauns In the Vest. l.tw lrttf.ii (Me.) Journal. BTTINQ STRAWBERRY PLANTS. Tho Difference Between Seasons Fully Explained. Spring planting of strawberries which requires work and has the use of one's land a whole year without profit, may be a good system in dry Rummers, but In wet summers like 1904 and the last three, give me late summer and fall planting. My spring plants were put on clean ground, but rains came on and made It too wet to go upon with horse and cultivator, but weeds grew like magic. Being busy with more pressing work, they had to be hoed or given to the weeds, not counting other crops, which would have to be neglected. It would cost more than the berries would bring, and so much of tho spring plant ing must be plowed under. Now, let us look at the August planting. Early potatoes and bean vines were turned under August 1. First runners wero set in rows three Inches apart August 0 and would have made matted rows before frost, I fallowed to do so. A. T. Goldsborough, In Western Fruit Grower. Father "But do you think you can make my daughter happy?" Suitor "Happy! Say. you hhould Just have seen her when I proposed!" Brooklyn Life. More Flexible and Lasting, won't shake out or blow out; by using Defiance Starch you obtain better re sults than possible with any other brand and oue-thlid more fur aine money. If It Was Good. "What did Columbus do that pleased the king?" asked the kinder garten teacher. "He stood an egg on nn end," replied the smart boy. "And whnt did he do then?" Tho smart boy thought a moment and then responded: "Ho utu the egg." IMIX'T FOKliFT A Israel nr. iiii.-kiUM lb-.l -rii-.i Hull nine, only (ovuia. '1 11 ii Kuss I'umpittiy, SuulU llcuj, luii. The voleo of conscience Is over worked. A r.rn.NT:i-:i ft ick for rn.Ks. iK-hlrm. llllml. lllc-dlntf or I'r tpi'lln l'l:i l.mr ilmgul.t will r.fiiTi.i incni-r If OINIMKSI fail, lu curs yon lu 4 to 14 day.. &ue. Tho hand shaker may develop into the leg puller. Mrs. Wlnelnw's Nnotliliiff Hjrrnp. Fnrrhllilrin ti'.-tliliin, p.iftii llm irumi, rr.luret Ib Bajuuiallun. alia), pain, cur. rluW-oilu. IttHiaboUla. Enough Is as good as a feast do you know when you've got enough? fK TIIK FAMOI'S Red Cross Hull lllinv l.uriio So., purlin?" S ceuls- Tbc KtiH I'omiiiiny, Suu.li llt-uU, 1ml. If you can tell where to stop, you can afford to bo "easy going." FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE THOUGHTFUL. A Tribute to Weather Conditions In Western Canada. During the early portion of Febru ary, of this year, the middle and Western States suffered severely with the Intense cold and winter's storms. Trains were delayed, cattle, suffered, and thero wa.i much general hardship. While this was the case, throughout Western Canada, now attracting so much attention, tho weather was .er feet. One correspondent writes, "Wo are enjoying most beautiful weather, tho gentlemen are going to church with out top coats, while the ladies requlro no heavier outer clothing than that afforded by light Jackets. In contrast with this it Ib interesting to read In r. St Paul paper of l;lth February the following, In double head lines, and large bold-faced type: "WARM WAVE NEAR ARCTIC ZONE." "CALGARY MUCH WARMER THAN ST. PAUL." ' Salmi Breaiat tr Blowing in Northaa.tera Canada While Peepls arc Fra.nna to Death in toil! end Olhsr Southern StatM." WARM IN CANADA; FREEZING IN TEXAS. St Paul II Omaha 11 St. Joseph 10 Fort Worth, Tex Zero Burlington 7 Moorhead 1" Duluth 0 Havre, Mont IS Willlston. N. D IS Miles City. Mont 2 Medicine Hat, Can Zero Calgary, Can 24 ICdmonton, Can 20 Loadvllle, Colo 22 During the month of January of this year the number of settlers who went to Canada was greater than any pre vious January. Tho movement norlb ward is Increasing wonderfully. Tho vacant lands of Western Can ada aro rapidly filling with an excel lent class of people. The (iovernuient Agents located at different points in the States, wiio-a duty it Is to direct settlers, are busier than ever. They have arranged for special excursions during thu months of March end April, and will be pleased to give In tending settlers any desired informa tion. Cigarettes Used in Korea. A taste which Inn enormously de veloped In Korea of recent, years Is that for cigarettes. Native tobacco is used by llm countrymen In their long pipes, but In the cities and even among the laboring classes, when they can afford It, the use of thu cigarette has become almost universal. Cigarettes were heretofore imported almost ex clusively from Japan, made partially at least of American tobacco. No girl Is protty enough to suit her self unless you tell ber so. HAD TO GIVE UP. Suffered Agonies from Kidney Dlsoi dare Until Cured by Doan's Kidney Pills. George W. Itenoff. of 1!53 Nortb Phil 11th St.. delphla, Pa., t mnn of good rej utatlon and standing, writes: "Five years ago I was suffering so with my back and kidneys that I often had to lay off. The kidney secretions wera unnatural, m 1 legs and stomach were swollen, aud I had no appetite. When doctora failed to help me I began using Doan'i Kidney Pills and Improved until mj back was strong and my appetite re turned. During tho four years slnc I stopped using them I have enjoyed excellent health. The cure was pop manent." (Signed! Onrpo W. Ttennff. A TRIAI, FIIF.K-Address Foster Milburn Co., Puffalo, N. V. For sail by all dealers. Price, DO cents. Secretary Shaw's Grammar. Secretary Shaw sent a letter to con gross recommend inn that n person in Jured in an accident In tho tteasurj building bo nivcu relief by emigres After explaining how the accident lni pened. Secretary Shaw said: "Tin rllit leg was broken between the first and second floors." How's I his? We nfTr nn. II u n.lr.-l Hollar, lipwar.1 fur ni eap f i Hi.rrtl Ui.i i m,"l l.o turu.l ly IU, Latarrb Cure. F. .I.Cttr.NKV Co ,Tnli. .i. i W. thu iin.lr.tnril. tii known K. .1. i tifurj fur ihw Intt I;, vrar.. .ii.l t.rinio tilin iir ri f . l.r li.'n oritl.ii. In all fui.inp.i lr.ii.n.-il-'ii an.l rln.'i. I. .) abia u carry out miy ..Iiiu.iln. tuudr iv hi. ilnu. Walcimi K'Kman M mm. WU"lsu- Hrusiilx. I .ir.l O llsll'a Catarrh Cur I. takrn tnu.rn.il-. dlrin-lif lip-.ii I tin blrt..il .! iiimihiii. .iirla.-r. of (hi .y. tmu. -fVitliii.uiLiM .i-n( fri.e. I'rlie 1: coui. oi iH.tlln. Hold l all llriiKUl.t.. Take Ueir Family I'm. '..rcni.tlpallon. Do not forget to plant u few dahlli seed about the middle of March; thoi tho plants will bloom this year. COMMISSIONER GARFIELD'S RE PORT ON BEEF INDUSTRY. The report of Commissioner Car Mold on tho beef industry has at la.it been published. It must be some what of a surprise to those who have been Indulging In wholesale adverse criticism tiiHin the met hods of the Chicago packers, as It discloses facts and figures which clearly show that the great food producers havo been Innocent of the serious offenses with which they have been charged. They have been for a long lime accused by newspapers all over the country of extortionate prices deiuuiidoil, ami ob tained, of depression of values of cat tle at the various stockyards where their business Is conducted, of enor mous prollts wholly disproportionate to the capital employed, ami, lu gen eral, of so carrying on their business that tho public, under an organized system of spoliation, weie being robbed for their exclusive benefit. We find now, however. Hint not a single one of tin-He charges has been sustained hut, on the contrary, that rigid and searching investigation, of ficially made, has resulted In com plete nciiitttal. Instead of extortion It Is shown that no Industry can he found where so narrow a margin of profit prevails the actual records and original en tiles, to which the commissioner had froo access, showing that' the high est net profit any of (he packers made on their sales of beef was two and three tentliH per cent In 1 '. i J nnd in one Instance that the profit iculi.cd in 1904 was one and eight tenths per cent, Tho vaiistlons In the market prices for cattle are exhaustively t rented and no evidence of any kind was dis covered, or even hinted at, lending to show that values of cattle are In the ttilgiileHl degree Improperly affected or controlled by packers at any of the chief centers of the industry. )n the whole, the report completely dissipates the prevalent Idea that great fortunes are being amnssrd by illegal and Improper methods em ployed by western packers, showing that notwithstanding (he high price for beef prevailing In l'M2 (bo busi ness wus less remunerative than In years chnracti-rl.ed by normal values, both for cattle and product. Ho says "that tho year ItniL', Instead of being one of exorbitant profits, as has been rommoiily supposed, was less profit able than usual. In fact, during (tin months when the prices of beef wem the highest, some, at least, of the leading packers were losing money on every head of cattlu slaiightoied. It was not possible to advunce the prices of beef In full proportion to hn great advance In the prices of cattle at that time " After all that has boon written re flecting upon the great business In terest engaged in the marketing and distribution of the product of one ot the greatest of our national Indus tries, it Is grutifyliiK to all fair minded people that the prejudiced atliu k.4 upon It havo failed of verification; and the great western packers may he congratulated for having parsed through such a searching and thor ough official Investigation unsinlrchnd. The results of this investigation, b icd as it Is upon exhaustive data, officially obtained and vcrltlcd by I'nlted States government experts, muct be accepted without hesitation, is the investigation was made under rlrcutiistances that guaranteed com plete accuracy with a possible dispo sition Indeed, to arrive at entirely different results. 8odom snd Gomorrah. A Chicago minister asserts that sometimes the most common Mat ment. of fact conies to nn Ignorant per son almost as a revelation. Once, af ter u Thursday morning address, worshiper remained behind to thank him, and said: "You always give me something now to think about, and, until f heard you this morning. I thought that Sodom and Gomorrah were man and wife." Most men would rather brag abotal their children than support them,