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Henpfit of Large Crops.
The larger t lie crop per acre ttio
lower the cost and the greater the
profit. It has been shown that, including
labor, interest on capital, wear
of implements, etc.. a crop of fifteen
bushels of wheat per acre costs about
forty-eight cents per bushel. With
the same labor a crop of thirty bushels
will cost twenty-seven cents per
bushel. There may be no profit at all
on fifteen bushels, while thirty bushels
per acre may give a fair profit, much,
however, depending 011 m market
prices, the farm, and distance from
The Long by L,earhJLqff- . } ,
When there Is an abundance of
plant food in the soil in an available
condiiton the greater is the loss by
leaching. There is also some loss of
ammonia, which escapes Into the atmosphere.
but the rains bring back
to the soil nitric acid from the atmosphere,
in variable quantities, it beins
estimated that five pounds of nitrogen
per acre comes to the soil in that man
ner. The loss of ammonia rrom one
farm may be a pain to another, and
any loss of plant food from the mftuure
or soil is so much gg&e that cannot be
secured again without oost. ,
? Forclnp H?nneij|
* Beans may beljfcsw foNflfr in houses
?. whore cucumbers are growing, usiug
rich," roohrt soil??od' strong bottom
heat. They are usually grown in pots,
three or four plants in a six-inch pot.
They make a very rapid growth and
the green pods are tit to use in from
eight to ten weeks from the time the
seed is sown. While growing, the
plants should be sprayed with water
fronuontlv. as tliev are very subject to
the tittneks of red spider. Tbe bean
Is self-fertile and needs not he pollinated
Making a Rock Gnrdpn.
For those who have a proper location.
there are few more interesting
features of outdoor gardening than
the rock garden when the moss pinks,
columbines and various spring flowering
bulbs are in bloom. Mostly hardy
irt. plants are easily raised from seed, and j
' a healthy seedling plant, though it has |
not bloomed, is preferable in the long j
run to any other. There is uo serious
cheek in transplanting, neither has it
. been weakened by flowering. The best
time to sow seed would !m> as soon as
gathered, but we usually have too
'much hot weather at that time, and it
la best to wait until a cooler time in
the..fall. Where there is a greenhouse,
tbey can be sown in winter, but it is
much better to get them large enough
? , to winter in cold frames, where they
do not start much earlier than outdoors,
and they can then be placed in
their permanent position as soon as
the ground permits. If grown in the
greenhouse, they need as careful hardening
off as ir not hardy, for they are
made tender as any plants by their
treatment indoors. Some s.^'ds. :uicli
as Aquilegia. Stuarti. Aghmdulosa. anthericums,
hellebores, Itosa rugosa,
and many others, germinate much hotter
if subjected to frost while in the
earth, and herein is one of Hie main
advantages of sowing o:ulj in fall.?
12. O. Orpet, in Orange J add Farmer.
Top-Working Apple Tiwo.
In top-working apple trees the
method pursued is either to bud or
graft them. The illustration shows a
tree, two years set. which has been
i., grafted in the centre. Two small
TWO-YEAR-OLD TREE IX CENTRE
shoots may be seen com in; up which
arc ilie result of..one sen sin's growth.
This will Jortu tW hwid ?l the future
tree. If started low cnoieh the rest
of the branches Svill be Mit off ana
I these shoots allowed to bnnch out at
the proper U&TBk but if tie tree has
been grafteflKp or five f*et high one
? "or two oQMNUferger braiches which
show at th^Rt\v^ll lie g\ifted. Two
1 years are required to work
it' over tree's of
To Pr?*5rve Ksg>.
Cold storage plants iu the country
are not plentiful. BarrH salt anil
cracker or soap boxes art'both plenty
and comparatively hiexpeisive. Place
a deep layer of salt iu tie bottom of
the box after hav.ing ti*t placed a
i . .sheet of dark brdwn pi*?er there to
exciuue air, inen rue liver or eggs
and then another layer ;leep of salt,
and eggs and ,salt alirnaioly until
the box is filled. (Vtvcrpver rhe last.,
layer of salt, another irown pape;.,
. tuck on the cover, or, heifer will, fast*
cn Hie cover boards on wiiu screws
to save jarring and pusJhlf cracking
of eggs. Every threo orfour days in*
.vert the box or pnrrhill* invert it. a
shift the position of rh- yolks that
they may not settle Hiidjidhere 10 the
shells. It. is nor neee^ry :<> turn a
box ovor. or even half (Ver. Lift 01.15.
cud or side ami place a brick or i:t" ,
or piece of wood undeneath the end,
just to change the positon of its contents
a trifle. And do'this inverting
or moving carefully. Ovulation of the
egg by jarring and muci moving tends
to break down the iuteior fibrous network
of the inner lining of the shell,
and this iu turn dispose the egg to a
tendency to decay.
After some years of experimenting
ntul experiences, I leaned that eggs
that I larded over sightly kept in
much fresher conc'.itionthan eggs that
were not thus attended to. "When I
have gathered the eggs for the day and
am ready to put them down. I make
the palms of my hands greasy with
fresh, sweet lard?just such as I use
for rookery. Each egg in tui*i is well i
oiled over in this way. and placed
small end dowu in the salt. I)o not
leave superfluous lard on (lie eggs. AH j
that is needed is to oil them over, and j
thii* close the pores of the shell. This I
excludes the air and makes them j
practically as sealed. Kggs not larded i
show a tendency to watery whites in a
few weeks' time, while eggs larded
over do not. Even dry salt enters the
pores of the shells a trifle when the
shells are not oiled.?Nellie Hawks, in
Practical Poultrymau. ^
Planting Fruit Troes In Kali.
In the first place I would not plant
in the fall but would secure my trees '
lit the fall from some home nursery j
*fter the leaves have fallen, then go ,
over them and prune all bruised roots, j
and then set them in a trench of good j
light warm soil, shading them promptly
from the rays of the winter sun to
prevent the thawing and freezing process.
and by planting time in the t
spring the roots that you have trimmed
will be calloused and often fiber !
roots started. Remembering that the
filter roots are the first to feed the1
tree and that the larger roots are of
little benefit except to brace the tree, |
you are in a position so that you need !
not rush your trees into the ground.
Take them up a's ;<m are ready to
plant them an'd carefully thin the tops, j
You should so trim the tops that you |
nooil nnrw Iinvp tn flit n hirce limb ,
thereafter. Do not leave too much '
top for the roots. If you do you v^ill '
lose many trees. My observation is i
that apple and peach drehards succeed |
the best ou a clay subsoil in central ,
Indiana. You should have been preparing
your ground for two or three j
years by well manuring: and clover |
with thorough breaking and cultivat-.j
ing, but if you have not, commence 1m- j
mediately by breaking deep this fall j
and cover with good stable manure, i
Theu rebreak in the spring ar\d give
thorough cultivation to mix the _
manure. Be sure that you break deep
enough so that you will not have to
dig into the hard soil to get your tree .
in the proper depth. Your trees that
have bee t dug and heeled in the fall
will not start their buds so soon as
those in the nursery, and you need
uot plant so soon. This gives you
ample time .to prepare your soil. You
can dwarf your fruit trees for the
-want of focd as easily as you can your
corn and potatoes, or your pigs and
calves. Open the hole far the tree'
large enough so that you can spread
Kr* i?aa+o m?o11 Tf tlift uranthor ia Hrv
I should puddle the roots as I set
them. freezing the dirt firm about the
roots. I set 150 apple trees under this
treatment and only lost three. * i
My after treatment would be to culti
vate In root or vine crop for three
or four years, then sow in clover and
leave it on the ground for manure,.
and when the trees have commenced
to hear keep your hogs in the orchard.
Do not forget that your trees may get
hungry, so keep feeding th^m. If
your orchard is so situated that you
can fatten your hogs in it, tfiey will
manure it and destroy many insects.
If you plaut in the fall the same ^reatment
should be given.?I. N. C., in The
Indiana Farmer. \ ' ij
How Long to Keep Hen*.
The question as to how long hens
should be kept is an interesting one,
because on its answer very often depends
the question of profit or loss on j
a poultry farm. If you keep a hen '
too long it not only fails to support
itself, but very quickly begins to eat
into the profits that it has made in the 1
past. On the other hand some hens
do not reach the prime of their life
and tiie height of their egg-producing 1
capacity until quite late in life. How j
is one to tell when to dispose of the
heus that have performed good service?
Most people. I think, err in keeping
them too long. When you get a hen
that has laid well you hate to kill it. j
It has become a sort of household pet, :
and you feel that it should have some j
reward for its past work, and not be j
sent off to market just as soon as it j
begins to show the effect of old age. j
All of this shows the weakness of our
human nature, and sometimes exposes |
us to considerable loss. If the hen j
weTe a reasoning creature we might I
well consider the effect of this on her ]
temper, and sometimes find it to our
advantage to hold out the promise of a
long life to all hens that laid well in
In my experience I have found that '
the period of profitable egg laying is
very brief in all hens. There are some,
individuals that are endowed with remarkable
vitality, ant: they can keep
on laying eggs after most of their
breed fail. The heavy Dreeds of chickens
reach this unprofitable period
much earlier than the lighter and more
active varieties. The Mediterranean
and English breeds, as a rule, will be
found to hold their qualiites much
longer than the heavier breeds. I
should put the latter dowu at two
years to reach and pass the height of
their profitable laying, while the
lighter ones will, as a rule, be found
to produce eggs profitably tip to ami
including the third year. This refers
to breeds as a whole and not to individuals.
I have had exceptions to
the rules in both classes. Now and
then one will find such a hen. and it
will pay to keep her if necessary a
.year longer than the- limit. One must
use some judgment in the matter, and
not live r.n to the letter in nnv rule.
Hons do not show a profit in laying
when young sliovld ho disposed of
at. once. They never wiil pick np, and
it is better to make room for otherS.
It is o'qjy by selecting the profit-making
li^Trs, and disposing of tlu'in
^Fh'&inV* v?'hen they begin to fail in
heart c'^at we can hope to make any
money in eggs to-day. Then with the.
right kind -of birds always on hand,
and no deadheads to cut down the
profits, we stand a fair chance to
make a living, and mayhap a little
more.?Annie C. Webster, in American
Cost of Finger*.
Fingers are valued at a high price
in Australia. A Melbourne boy of
eight, who had his fingers crushed in
a gate at a level crossing, was awarded
?.r,000 damages the otliey: day to
compensate for the loss of their use. >
DR. TALMAGPS SERMON.
SUNDAY'S DISCOURSE SYTHE NOTED
Subject : A Procions Unrilen-Sfion of tiie
Hons? of David in Jelionhclm'* Arm<uA
Lesson From t.Iie Slaughter of tl?o
Princes?Lead Children to ChrUt.
[Copynclit lmiii. I
Washington. D. C.?In this discourse
on a neglected incident of the Bil !e Dr.
Talmage draws some comforting lessons,
and s? ws that ail around us are royal natures
(hat we may holtf deliver. The text
is II. Kings xi, 2. 3: "Jehosheha, the
daughter of King .Toram, sister of a)??ziah,
took Joash. the son of Ahaziah, and
stole him from among th* king's sons
which were slain, and they hid him, even
him i-*t hU nurse, m ihe bedchamber
from Afclif'iah. f'',at ho was not slain.
And he was with her hid in the house of
the Lord six rears."
Grandmothers are more lenient with
their children's children than thev were
with their own. At forty years o: age if
discipline be necessaiy chastisement is
used, but at seventy the grandmother,
looking upon the misbehavior of the grandchild
is apologetic and deposed to substitute
confectionery for whip. There is
nothing more beautiful than childhood.
Grandmother takes out her pockethandkerchief
and wipes her spectacles an 1 puts
them on and looks down into the face of
her mischievous and. rebellious descendant
and says: "I don't think he meant to do
it. Lei him eff this time. I'll be responsible
for his behavior in the future." My
mother, with the second generation around
her, - boisterous crew, said one dav: "I
stippose they ought to be disciplined, but
I can't do it. Grandmotflers are not fit
to Dring up granacniiaren. uui nere m
my text we have a grandmother of a different
I have been at Jerusalem, where the occurrence
rf the text took place, and'the
whole scene came vividlv before me while
I wa3 going over the site of the ancient
temple and climbing the towers of the
king's palace. Here in the text it is> .->ld
Athaliah, th-i royal murderess. She ought
ta have been honorable. Her father was
a king. Her husband was a kinz. Her son
was a king. And yet we find her plotting
for the extermination of the entire royal
family, including her own grandchildren.
The executioners' knives are sharpened.
The palace u red with the blood of princes
and princesses. On all sides are shjieks
and hands thrown up and struggle and
death groan. No mercy! Kill! kill! But
while the ivory floors of the palace run
with carnage and the whole land is under
the shadow of a great horror a fleet
footed woman, a clergyman's wife, Jcho
sheba by name, stealthily approaches the
imperial nursery, seizes upon the grandchild
that had somehow as yet escaped
massacre, wraps it up tender^ but in
haste, snuggles it against her, flies down
the palace stairs, her heart in her throat
le?t she be discovered in this compassionate
abduction. Get her cut of the way as
quick as you can, for she carries a precious
burden, even a young king. With this
youthful prize she presses into the room
of the ancient temple, the church of olden
time, unwraps the voung king and puts
him down, sound asleep as he is and unconscious
of the peril thab has been threatened,
and there for six years he is secreted
ini that churoh apartment. Meanwhile old
Athaliah smacks her lips with satisfaction
and thinks that all the royal family are
dead. But the six years expire, ana it is
time for young Joash to come forth and
take the throne and to push back into
disgrace and death old Athalian/
The arrangements are all made for political
revolution. Thfe military come and
take possession of the temple, swear loyalty
to the boy Joash and stand around"
for liia defense. See the nharpened swords
and the burnished shields! Everything is
ready. Now Joash, half affrighted at the
armed, tramp of his defenders, scaled at
the vociferation of his admirers, is brought
forth in full regalia. The scroll of authority
is put in his hands, the coronet ot government
is put on his brow, and the people
clapped and waved and huzzaed and
trumpeted. "What is that?", said Atha-'.
liab. "What u that souod/over in the
temple?" And\sh& flies to "see, and on her
way they rreet her' and say: "Why,
haren't you heard? You, thought you
had slain r.ll the royal family, but Joash
has. come to light." Then the royal murv
deregs, frantic with rage, grabbed net man
tie and tore it to tatters and cried until
dhe foamed at the mouth: "You have 110
right to crown my grandson. You have
no right to take the government from my '
shduluers. Treason, treason^"
While she stood there crying the military
started for her arrest, and she took
a short cut through a back door of the
temple and ran thfough the royal stables,
but the battleaxes of the military fell on
her in the barnyard, and for many a day
when the horses were being unloosened
from the chariot after drawing out-young
Joash the fiery steeds -would snort ana
rear nassing the place aa they smell the
place of the carnage.
The first thought I hand you from this
subject is that tne extermination of rig>teousnoes
is an impossibility. A'hen a
woman is good she is a*)t to dc very good,
and when she is bad she is apt to be vfcry
bad, and this Athaliah was one of the
latter sort. She would exterminate the
last scion of the house of David, through
whom <J?s?s was to come. There was
plenty onwork for embalmers and undertakers.
She would clear the land of all
God fearing and God loving people. She
would put an eni to everything that could
in anywise interfere with her imperial
criminality. She folds her hands and says:'
"The work is done. It is completely
done." Is it? In the swaddling clothes of
that church ; partment are wrapped the
cause of God and the cause of good government.
That is the scion of the house
of David. It is Joash, the God-worshiping
reformer. It is Joash, the friend ot God.
It is Joash, the demoralizer of Baalitish
idolatry. Kock him tenderly, nurse him
gently. Athaliah, you may kill all Uie
other children, but you cannot kill lum.
Eternal defenses are thrown all around
him, and this clergyman's wife, .Jehosheba,
will snatch him up from the palace nursery
and will run down with him iritb the
house of the Lord, and there- she will
hide him for six years, and at (he end of
that time he will come forth for your dethronement
Well, my friends, just as poor a botch
does the world always make of extinguishing
righteousness. Superstition rises
up and says, "I will just put an end to
pure religion." Domitian slew 40,000
Christians, Diocletian slew 844,000* Christians.
And the scythe of persecution has
been swung through all the ages, and the
flames hissed and the guillotine choppcd,
and the Bastile groaned, but did the foes
of Christianity exterminate it? Did they
exterminate Alban, the first Britsh sacrifice,
oc.Zwingli, the Swiss reformer, or
Johrt Oidcastle, the Christian nobleman,
or Abdallah; the Arabian martyr, or Anne
Askew or Sanders or Cranmer? Great
work of extermination they made ot it.
Just at the time when they thought they
Dad slain all the royal tamuy ot .jesus
some Joasli would spring up and o*.it and
take the throne of power and wield a very
scepter of Christian dominion.
Intidolity sap, "I witt 'fcxterminate -fhe
Bible," and the ScriptuTcg/'were ^thrown
into the slrec for the mob' tp t-r'Cmple on.
and they were piled up in .the public
sijuare^ and set on fire, and mountains ol
indignant contempt were hurled on them,
and learned universities decreed the Bible
out of existence. Thomas I'uine said: "in
my 'Age of Reason' I have annihilated the*
Scriptures. Your Washington is n pusillanimous
Christian, but J am flu; iuc of
Bibles and of churches." Oil. how many
assault* upon that void! All the hostilities
that have ever been create ! 0:1 earth
are not to be compared with the hostilities
against that one book. Said ont? 1n.u1 in
his infidel desperation to his wile, "You
must not be reading thai Bible." and he
snatched it awav from her. And though
in that Bible was a lock of hair of the
dead child?the only child that Uud had
ever given them?he pitched the book with
its eontem.s into the lire and stirred it
with the tong-i and spat 011 it and cursed
it and said, "Susan, never have any more
of that damnable stuff here."
How many individual and organized attempts
have been made to exterminate
that Bible? Have its enemies done it?
Have they exterminated Hie American
the British ana Foreign Bible Society?
Have they extermin; f.ea the thousands ot
v.-.. , v.
t!. ' . :i J".
Christian institutions whose only object
it is to multiply copies of the Scriptures
.and spread them broadcast around the
world? They have exterminated until instead
of one or two copies of the Bible in
our bouses we have eight or ten, and we
pile them up in ine corners of our Sabbath
school rooms and send great boxes of
tliein everywhere. If they (ret on as well
as thev arj now going on in the work of
extermination, I do not know but that
our child) n may live to sec the millennium.
lea, if there should come a time
of persecution in which all the knowti Tlih!es
of the earth should be destroyed, all
these lamps of life that blaze in our pulpits
and in our families extinguished, in
the verv day that infidelitv ar.d sin should
be holding jubilee over the universal extinction
there would be in some clo et of
a backwoods church a secreted copy of the
Bible, and this Joaah of eternal literature
would co:r out and come up and take the
throne, and the Athaliah of infidelity and
persecut-'on would fly out the back door of
the palace and drop her miserable carcass
under the hoofs of the horses of the kind's
stables. You cannot exterminate Christianity!
You cannot kill .Toasb!
The second thought I hand you from
my subject is that there are opportunities
in which you may save roya! life. You
know that prof-.ne history is replete with
stories of strangled monarchs and of young
princes v..o have been put out of the
way. Here is the story of a young Icing
saved. How Jehosheba. the clergyman's
wife, must have trembled as she rushed
into the imperial nursery and snatched up
Joash! How she hushed him lest by his
cry he hinder thfe escape! Fly with nirit,
Jehosneba! You hold in your arms the
cans-; of God -.nd good governnu it. Fall
and lie is slain. Snccecd, an?l you turn
the tide of the world's history in the right
direction. It seems as if between that
young kins; and his assassins there is nothing
bu. the frail a-i i of a woman. But
why should we spend our time in praising
this bravery of expedition when God gsks
the same thing of you and me? All
around us the imperiled children of ti
great king. They are born of Almighty
parentage, and will come to a throne or a
^rown if permitted. But sin, the old Athaliah,
goes forth to the massacre. Murderous
temptations are out for the assassination.
Valens, the Emperor, was told
that there was somebody in his realm who
would rsurp bis throne, and that the name
of the man who should be the usurper
would begin with the letters T, H, E, 0,
D, and the edict went forth frtfm the Em? |
peror's throne, "Kill everybody . whose
name begins with T, H, E, 0, D."- And
hundreds of thousands were slain^hoping
by that massacre to put an end to" that
one usurper. But ein is more terrific in
its denunciation. It matters nqt how you J
spell your name, you come undqr' its knife,
under its sword, under its doom, unless
there be some omnipotent relief brought to
the rescue. But, blessed be God/there is
such a thing as delivering s-;iM|^oul. :
Who will snatch away Joash?' j
Can you imagine any sublliner^Bk
than this soul saving?/ That: was wbat
flushed Paul's cheek witfr enthusiasm, that
was what led Munson to risL his life amid <
Bornesian cannibals, that was what sent
Dr. Abeel to preach tinder the consuming
skies of China, that was what gave oour-.;
age to Phocas in the third century. When.'
the militaiy. officers came to put him t<f
death for Christ's sake, he put them 'to/
bed that they might rest, while"'lie him' i
self went out and in his o^n garden 'due
his grave, and then came' back and said.
''I am ready," But they weresnocKea at j
the idea of taking the life of their host. 1
He said. "It is the will df God that I
should die," and bp stood on the margin
of j ;p owngraye','.And they bfeheaded him. I
You'say it is a. mania, a foolhardiness, a
fanaticism. Rather would-1 call it a glo- |
rious self abnegation, the thrill of eternal
satisfaction, the 'plucking of Joash from j
deitf.h and. raising him^to coronation.
The third thought Ihand to you is that ,
the church of. Uod is a good hiding place j
When J^hosheba rushes into the nursery j
of the .king and picks up Joash, what shall j
she do with'hlm? Shall she take him to
some room in. the palace? No, for the ofli- j
'bial desperadoes will hunt through every j
nook and corner of that building. Shall
she take him. to the residence of some i
wealthy citizen? No. That citizen would |
not dare ti harbor the fugitive. But she 1
has to take him somewhere. She hears
the cry of tho mob in the streets, she
hears the shriek of the dying nobility, sff
she rushes with Joash unto the room of
the temple, into the house of God, and
there she puts him down. She knows that |
Ath'aliah and her wicked assaasins will not
bother the temple a great deal. They are i
not apt to tro very much'to church, and so
she sets down Joash in the temple. There
he will be hearing the sonfra of the wor-1
oliJrmna nf trpfl.!*. Thf>rG he Will
breathe the odor,of the golden^ censers.!
In that sncred spot he will tarn', se- 1
creted until the six years have passed and
he/come to enthronement.
How few of us appreciate the fact that (
the cuhrch of God is a hiding place. There
are many people who put the church at so .
low a mark that they begrudge it every- i
thing, even the few dollars they give to- ;
warn it. They make no sacrifices. ..They l
dole a little out of their surplusage. They
pay their butcher's bill, and they pay their ,
doctor's bill, and they pay their landlord,1
and they nay Everybody but the Lord, and |
they come in at the host to pay the Lord |
in His church and frown as they say;.!
"There, Lord, it is. Send me a receipt in .
full, and don't bother me soon again! ' |
Oh, that God would remodel our souls,
on this subject and that we might appre-1
ciatc the house of God as the great refuge!
If your children are to come up to
lives of virtue and htfppirrss, they will J
come up under the shadow of the church, i
If the church does not get them; the I
Ah, when you . ass away?aud it will not j
be long before you do?when you pass
away, it will be a satisfaction to see
your children in Christian society. You
want to have them sitting at the noly sacraments.
You war.4; them mingling in
Christian associations. You would like
to have them die in the sacred precincts.
When you are on your dying bed and your
little ones cor ; up to take your last word,
and you look into their bewildered
you will want to leave then> under the
church's benediction. 1 do not care how
hard you are, that is so. ,
And go, ^r.:>ugh you may have beeii wanderers
from God, and though you may
have some times caricatured the churcll of
Jesus, it is your great desire that your
sons and daughters should be standing all
their lives witlrin this sacred inclosure.
More than that. You yourself will want
the church for a hiding plaio when the
mortgage is foreclosed, wnen your daughter,
;,ust'blooming into womanhood, suddenly
clasps her hands in a slumber that
knows no waking; when the gaunt t.cuble
walks through the parlor and I he sitting
room and the dining hall and the nursery,
you will want some shelter from the tempest.
Ah, some of you have been run
upon by misfortune and trial. Why do
you not come into the shelter?
I said to a widowed mother after ahc
had buried her only son?months after?
i sa:d to her. "How do ipu get along nowadays':''
"Oh," she replied. "I get alonp:
tolerably wHl except when thet>unshines."
I said, "What do you mean by that?"
when she said: "1 can't bear to see the
sun shine. My heart is so dark that all
the brightness of the natural world seems
a meckery to rnt-."
0 darkened soil! 0 broken hearted
man, broken hearted woman! Why do
you not come into the shelter? 1 swing
it from ?vall to wall. Come in! Come in!
You w r* place where your troubles
shall b? in-?rprcted, where your burdens
shall be unstrapped, where your tears shall
?e wijiim mviij.
Church ft' (?od. be .1 hiding p'.uce to all
these people! Hive therr a scat where
they t m rest the.r veary souls. Flash
some light from your chandeliers u|)on
their darkness. A'ith some soothing
hymn luuh these griefs.
Oh. church of (.Jod, gate of heaven, let
me go through it; All otlu-r institutions
are ?>injr tj fall but the church of Uod?
its foundation is the Uock of Ages, its
charter is for everlasting years, its keys
are held by the universal Proprietor, its
dividend is heaven, its nresident is (Jod!
' Sure rs Thy truth shall last,
To Zion shall be given
Tlio highest glories earth n yield
And brightest bliss of heaven."
tied grant that ail this audience, the
youngest, the eldest, the worst, the best,
may lin . their s\fe and glorious hiding
place wfcere Joash found it?in the temple.
V . v
iTHE SABBATH SCHOOL.'
INTERNATIONAL LESSON COMMENTS
! FOR NOVEMBER I I.
Subject: The Klcli Mnn find Latarn,
Luke xvl., 10-yi?Golden Text: Mutt,
vt., 20? Memory Verne*, 19-22?Corn- j
meiitary on tlio Day'* Reason.
19. "A certain rich man." Jesus does
not give his name. He has often been
called Dives, the Latin for "rich."
; ' Clothed in purple and tine linen." His
' outer dress was costly purple from Tyre, |
his under garments were ftnc linen from
Egypt. The Egyptian linen, or byasus, is
; said to have sola for twice its weight in
gold. ''Fared sumptuously." He lived in
I a luxurious and costly manner and feasted
j every day. What then are the sins J
' charged against this' man, that were so 1
soon to send him to a place of torment?
He was not immoral, -dishonest- or drunken,
but he was proud, extravagant and ,
worldly. He lived to please himself. i
20. "A cerain beggar." Literally, a .
poor man. "qkmed Lazarus." "A form
I of Eleazar, which means", 'God is my
help.'" His name is mentioned because-;
hia character was ^ood and his end glorious,
and it iit the purpose of; God that j
j the righteous shall be held in everlasting :
remembrance. If this be a parable, it is .
the only instance in which Jesus, in giving
a parable, has given a proper name. !
i "Laid at his gate." There was then no
public provision for the poor, and when
i disabled they were often laid at the gates
j sf the rich, that they might receive aid. j
J 'Full of sores." Covered with sores, as ;
! persons of his class are likely to be, from !
j aeglect and bad living.
I 21. "Desiring to be fed." It is probable i
1 that his desires were complied with. |
| "With the crumbs." With the broken I
' pieces which were left and were thrown j
, under the table for the doga. "The dogs !
came." The wild eyed, ownerless dogs j
that roam in the streets of an Eastern j
1 :ity and act as scavengers. In contrast I
with th6 inhumanity of men toward the !
beggar is set the pity of the dogs; they j
licked his sores as they lick their own.
We have before us the characters and !
lives of two men occupying very differ- i
ant positions in this world. One was a I
leader in society, very wealthy and highly
respected, the other was a /despised and j
I loathsome begg&'r. But God does not look |
upon men as we do. He s^es the heart, j
and is/ never deceived by a pompous ex- |
terior.' In the next world these men 1
ihange placea^-t'he beggar is the rich man, 'j
ind the rich .roan/is the beggar.
j 22. "The beggar died." His burial wa3 i
so inferior that no mention is made of it. j
He filled a pauper's: box and was carted to !
i pauper's grave. There were no flowers !
anrl inn ' mnnntpro ' "DftrrifH hv antrels." i
There was a rustling of snowy wings as
ingels came to kif? the redeemed spirit
liome to God. "Abraham's bosom." That
is, the happy side of Hades, where the,
saints were regardfed as gating in bliss.
Abraham's bosom was a phrase used
imong the Jews to signify the paradise of
God. It is an allusion to the custom of
persons reclining on their left elbows at
feasts; the person whose head came near
the breast of the other was said to lie in
! his bosom. "The rich man also died.''
Death comes to the rich as well as the
poor. "And was buried." There was the
long procession of the funeral solemnities
throudi the streets of Jerusalem, the
:rowd of hired mourners, the spices and
jintment wrapping his body and the costly
sepulchre' on which the virtues of the
departed were recorded This, however,
profits him nothing, for death has been
tor him art awakening from his flattering
dream of eas^.and self-enjoyment to" the
tfern and terrible realities 01 eternity, tv
23. "And in hell." "In Hades." (ft
V.) The Scriptures contain four words
;hat are rendered "hell" in the Authorized
' m? _ _ ? tt-J?
version, xney are nusi,^, aucui, uvucuua
ind Tartaros. Sheol is a Hebrew word,
md is equivalent to the Greek word
Hades. Gehenna, as used by Christ, desfpates
a state or place of retribulion.
artaros is a dark pinson where the-fallen
ingels await their doom. . Hades' is Tised
n the New Testapent as. the abode, of all
:he departed. The good areyn^thgpbraldise
of Hades, or'^AbrahanW'Txjspm; the
oad are in the Tar$aroai'<& 'Hades, or a
place of darkness vja torment'.' In this
lense Josephus understands the meaning i
'if Hades. "Seeth Abraham, etc." This
was the first circumstance in his -punish- i
Jient. , - ' .1
24. "Father Abraham." This is' the I
>i?ly instance recorded where prayer is J
jffered to a saint, and this was from Jiell.
md was not granted. His calling Abra- i
aam father and Abraham's recognition of
aim as son show that he was a Jew. "The
;ip of his finger." That he mav bring me
jven the smallest possible relief. 1
25. "Son, remember." Oh, memory! '
Thou will never die! This is a solemn and
:alm reply; ho mockery of his state, and .
ab grief concerning htm either. "Thy
jOod things." Here was the charge ,
igainst him. \ He had enjoyed the pleas- 1
ires?the wealth and the honors of the '
u tUimrrs 99 r.o7aHtfl has hnH
IVOI'IU. XJVII wuugo. uu ??v M..
poverty, contempt and distress. 1
26. "A great gulf fixed." It will be J
jtterly impossible for a soul who leaves
.his world without having repented; to J
;ver gain admittance into the paradise of 1
, 3od. God h"as "fixed'' an imoassable gulf. ,</ !
27. "I pray thee, etc." How earnestly J1
iocs th^s lost soul desire to have thid re- I
}uest granted; His influence had no doubt :!
ted his brethren to live in the same i:arie- /
less way that he had lived.
28. "Lest they also come." He shows 1
more interest in thern. now than he did. 1
when he was with them op earth. He
might justly fe.lr lest their reproaches 1
should add to his own misery. ? 1
29. "Moses-and the i prophets." The 1
books written by Moses ancf the prophets. '
"Let them hear them."'.'Let them heark- '
en to the warnings and instructions given
them imthe Scriptures. . J
30. "From the dead." Moses and the 1
prophets had failed to lead him to salva- !
tion, and he feared his brethren would be J
lo3>t. "They will repent." He thus a^l
knowledces that he had failed to repent,
and that his torment was just. He alsofl
sees that the only way to be saved is b^|
31. "Neither will they be persnaded^H
The Scriptrrres contain all 'that is nec*^M
sary to lead men to God. If.tho.se wjflf
have the Bible, and gospel preaching,
not repent, there is no influence
could b? brought to bear upon them
would be availing. .Even a
from the dead could add nothing
written Word, and such a message
be much more uncertain; those
ject the Bible would certainly rej^^B^^B
Teachings?Men should bewar^HMVC^Ej
ing themselves in their richc^^^^^^^f
Uve, or His displeasure, cannot
by outward circumstances;
may "flourish like the. green
while His own people may. 'or^BMW
sons, be "destitute, afflicted,
CITY TIME, DETROIT,
There 1> Now Only One Time
Detroit city time, which h;^BB^NHH
been an annoyance to nearly
bus:nn33 mtereats in the city,
continued. A few days a^o t^^HHR^BB
Detroit shoe employes started^H^B^^H
standard time. Many factori^HH^B^B
start on that time, r.nd
encc in the working hours,
change is a refreshing f'ira'tBHm
time entanglement which
of any consequence
than one standard of time.
COAL IN ARCTIC l9RH^^H
Measure* Taken to Open
- ' . , ' * " V "* .; "
ME GREAT DESTROYER, j
SOME STARTLINC FACTS ABOUT
THE VICE OF INTEMPERANCE. j
Tttw Gun and the Man?When Mrs. Jlayes
Wan Mlitren? of the White House
Wine Wan Banished?Force of Iter Example?A
Hint to Girls.
They talk of'the man behind the gun,
And the deadly work that he has done;
. But much more deadly work, by far,
Is done by the fellow behind the bar.
They talk of the man behind the gunYet
only in battle his work is done;
But never ceases, in peace or war.
The work of the man behind the bar.
Temperance Work For Girls.
J. G. Holland wrote in Mrs. Hayes's album
these words, "Women only can make
wine-drinking unfashionable, and heal the
nation of this curse."
What did Dr. Honand mean by "women
only?" Is it true that only women can
make wine-drinking unfashionable and heal
the nation of this curse? You and I need
to know this first; because if only we !
women can do this thing, why it is an aw- i
ful responsibility upon us, each one of us.
And it somte one else can do it, we like all
others would like to give that somebody
else the job. Mrs. Hayes became mistress
of the White House, and it was for
her to say what the social atmosphere
should be which surrounded her guests,
and how. they should be entertained at her
i - Air.ii ? J:a L i i
House. wen. ant: ?iiu an vuuuearu ui
thing. She banished wine from all her entertainments,
with just one exception.
Secretary Evarts made a fuss. He was
mortified, tie could not endure to have
Lord and Lady English, Count and Coun
tess French, Baron and Baroness German
come to the White House dinners and
have nothing fit for them to drink?not a
drop of poison. It was too utterly (Jueer! I
So. Mra. Haves made one exception in fa- j
vor of those great foreign highnesses, and
only for once. Her conscience?highaouled
woman that she was?smote her for
that one little cowardly compromise with
wrong. She could better endure to have
Secretary Evarta and the Smiths ashamed
of her than to be ashamed of herself. So
she quietly and forever after prohibited
wine from her table, and cheerfully endured
the lifted eyebrows and shrugged
shoulders of the diplomats, British, French,
Russian, all, and the little short-lived hiss
of "fashionable" society until that hiso
turned to a cheer, and fashionable society
turned round, like the spanfel it is, and
trotted on behind its mistress. It became
unfashionable to serve wine and to <
offer wine in fashionable society while
Mrs. Hayes was in the White House.
What Mrs. Hayes did in the White
House every woman can do in her own
home if she will. If the girls who read
these words will each of them, altogether,
use their influence on the side of temperance
they can make temperance fashionoMn
ilrViora fliav oro Will VAtl /Jn if ^
UUi', )T UV4b bUVJ U1 bi >1 ill /VU uw *V
General Grant did a manly thing in refusing
to drink wine everywhere and in all !
society. It is" only a strong man who can
keep nis wine glass upside down?in this
case right side up, too?while all the grand
people around him are sipping champagne
and toasting each other insparklingdrinks. '
No one can tell how ''far this little candle j
sfyeds its light:" But no man can do for a
fashion in society what a woman' can.. It j
is women only, as Dr. Holland said.
I wish some strong, bright angel stood
before you just t now while you read, girls, j
to flash before you, as no, words of mine ,
can, the power you possess to help or to i
hinder the cause of temperance; t? make
you feel your responsibility, because you !
arc girls, in this matter; to shudder at its
weignt, and to never cease trying to fulfil
it! Doubtless you have heard a great
deal about the value of your smiles, but
do you know the value of your frowns?
I wish I could make you feel the value of
your frowns-and the importance of knowing
just what to frown Upon. What a
man must do by a blow, a woman ?jn do
by a frown. When the time comes .that
the young man who now shares his traje.^
in your soc.ety arid the saloon, who jokes'*!''
about temperance in your presence and j
takes a glass socially now and then, is j
made to feel that these things cannot be i
if you are to be his companion at party, j
ride or church; that good society cannot ,
tolerate' these things in ibp members; in j
short, that this kind of a man is unfash- |
ionable and unpopular, then alcohol will i
tremble on its throne, and the liquor )
traffic will hide its cancerous fa?e.?Rose
Elizabeth Cleveland, in Presbyterian Banner.
Drink Makes Lunatics.
Thi?re are now 21,393 lunatics and imbe- (l
rfe^in London, or chargeable to the Lon- j'
ion Unions. j
The se*es are in the proportion of four |
women to three men, tn? actual numbers f,
Deing 12,082 females, 9311 males. JA
Drink, as usual, was the prime cause aflB
usanity. The medical experts are untfg^M
)n this point.
"There has been a high percenta^^mHB
lanity frpm alcohol," says Dr.
more than double the"numb^^^^HRSfl
Illll III! II IIIII I III I II
Tom uania a potu.
iscertained to be
t h d rMl^raHMMQflmB
1 ' W
; e jH
GOD'S MESSAGE TO MAN.
FRECNANT THOUCHT3 FROM THE
WORLD'S CREATEST PROPHETS.
The 11 .(tie Fluz ? Do A? You Would B? :
Do ie Bv ? Smoothing tlie Wuy ? A .
1'riiyer.for Comfort in Affliction?TU*
J'ield Is Not l-ull?A Kewnril.
Battered and torn with a hundred shots,
Tin- Flag came home.
Brilliant and spotless it went tt> tli8
Borne at the <front of the ranks that
When, in-oiid and eager, they marched
Some rest in their graves in alien plots?
But the Flag eame home! -v
Bear it aloft for the world to see,
Tin* honored Flag!
It is dearer today than when, fair and
It waved in the suu?red, white and
ume; . t*ri
It is riddled with bullets through and . ;t
But, oh, it was in at the victory,
Though u tattered rag!
Place it away where its /ellows stand,
'Neath lofty do nit.
It has served its mission and won its
And heljied to honor its country's
with cheers and music and glad racclaim
The people hailed it on every hand,
When the I^lak came home!
Lillian Grey,;Toughkeepsie, N. Y.
Do As You Would Bo Done Bj,
The pastor of a large eiVy church was
detained one morning by a lady in
his congregation. "I want to tell you,"
she said, "that I cannot come here any
longer.-' ''But why not?" he asked in
surprise. She tried to speak quietly, but
she could not keep the bitterness out of
eyes and voice. "I have been coming
here three years," she answered slowly,
"and in all the years not once has any
one said a pleasant word to me, before
or after service; and I .cannot stand it
any longer; I am going." "I am sorry,"
the minister answered, gravely, "It ^
should not have been so; I do not wonder
that you feel hurt, especially as you
yourself must have spoken kind worda
to many in these three years." The, - Jh
lady looked at him in bewilderment.
"I!" she exclaimed; "I never spoke to*
anybody?it wasn't my place to. I never
thought of such a thing!" It was the .' ; 9s
old story of the mote and the beam. A--v
Through the three years of' deepening
bitterness against her fellow-worship- v x
ers she had not once brought her own .; ^
soul to judgment; instead, she had
lavished upon it a weak self-pity, and '<A
gone her unhappy way through the
world of loneliness which she had oreated
for herself. It might all have beea.^^MB
very different if only, seeking the lesso^^^HM|
close-folded in Iter pain* sfee nad set hei^HH^BH
self to keep others frcttn Stfch sorrowf^HBB^H
experiences. For one who beafb
gifts of cheer and sympathy never wa^n^HflB|
alone, the world has too much
Smoothing tb? Way.
The trivial round makes up
T # Taoho
pnn UL hit?* H
to help us the'
stretches, what is His hely^HHB^^^H^^H^p|
less the trivial is His
restricted indeed. We
deadening influence of
gra cef 11
u n c
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