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11 i n i 11 i ,11 i iTAlU'HED IN 1878, DB. CHAPMAN'S SERMON A SUNDAY DISCOURSE BY THE NOTED PASTOR-EVANGELIST. Subject: A Discouraged Man Most People Dissatisfied Because They Lead Too Artificial a Life No llooxn in the King dom of God For Pessimism. ' The Rev. J. Wilbur Chapman, D. D., is now the moat distinguished and best known evangelist in the country. He was second only , to Dr. Talmage, but since the death of that famous preacher Dr. Chap man has the undisputed possession of the Pulpit as the preacher to influence the plain people. His services a3 an evangel ist are in constant demand. His sermons have stirred the hearts of men and women to a degree unapproached by any . 1 itter day divine. , 0'.;. Wilbur Chapman was born in Richmond, Ind., June 17, 1859. His mother died when he was but twelve years of age, and his father died seven years afterward. Consequently he was not only deprived of a mother's care at the formative age of boyhood, but he was thrown upon his own resources before he had reached early manhood. He was edu cated at Oberlin College and Lake Forest University, and graduated for the ministry from the Lane Theological Seminary, Cin cinnati, Ohio, in 1882. While there he manifested the character and the spirit which have followed him as an evangelist all over the country. They have made his ministry a continual success as pastor and as a revivalist. His sermons are simple and direct so that their influence ia not go much due to exciting the emotions as to winning the hearts and convincing the minds of these who hear hiin. Dr. Chap man ia now in charge of the Fourth Pres byterian Church, Xew York City. New Yokk City The Rev. Dr. J. Wil bur Chapman, America's most famous pastor-evangelist, who took charge of a mori bund church in this city several years ago, and is now preaching to an overflowing congregation, has furnished the following eloquent sermon to the press. It was preached from . the text: 1 Kings, IS: 4, "But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree, and he requested for himself that he might die." The history of Elijah begins with the seventeenth chapter of I Kings and starts with the word "and." The preceding chapter tells us of the idolatry of the peo ple of the reign of lawlessness and the apparent triumph of iniquity. It seemed as if the end of all things had come, and I suppose everybody living in that time thought so, but if this was the impression, the fatal mistake had been made because God is left out of all consideration. It is well for us to remember that He is never at a less. The land may be overrun with iniquity. His witnesses may be silenced, but all the time He is preparing a man in some quiet village as He prepared Lnjan, and at the riant time Tie will send him forth with no uncertain testimony! There i -i r iu L-innm nf cLa vt tfna -nv m.- n the enemy comes in like a flood this spirit c i, r a i,n .f: j. vji tut: uuiu Eiiicixi nib u:j a. sutuu.cii.il niLuiua t, 1 him The story of Elijah is most interesting and we tra.ee him from 'his sudden appear ance here flashing like a meteor upon the failure in the past, He never will in the x" OL ou.r Pasantest suD-pretec- future. "If God be for us, who can be re f he Provinces a little, way from ;r.4. t. i i; n ,u srnc baths frequented bv the Emneror. acuou, uown to , wnere when once the all-absorbing idea of receiv he is fed cy the ravens, over to Zarenhath. inn- v.Q t?- v,,,i c where ne relieves the distress of the worn- an who meets aim, but the most remark- en he produces the fire from the very hand of God, which consumed the sacri fice, licks up the Water in the trenches and gives him victory of a most remarka ble kind. The propnets of Baal are dis tressed, and the news concerning their de feat is carried to Jezebel. She is intensely Lngry, and declares that Elijah shall be as T.er prophets are at a certain hour of the day. Instead of looking up to God and tnumpnmg over this wicked woman Eli 1 j" ., ., ... ... I 1, lA,e3 5ulite-the opposite and thus it is tiit tue ia written to uescnoe ms saa i How are the mighty fallen? It would be dmicuit to imagine a man m whose life there was more of real contrast; now he is master in prayer and the pendulum which swings one way toward glory swings m hia life in the other direction toward de-1 epair, and the prayer for victory becomes auic stiiue m mS me is on xau. varmei, cient tor his needs, even enjoyalle, all this where, facing the propnets or Baal, after simplicity that his ancestors had loved, an- men- inu unity to can Gown nre irom neav- a Avail ox distress; now he is lpcking up -r,.' , t T i,lJV 7r -"J"-!0 io,. a v,-m; . a -J: lirst his physical strength had been over- v"- "v.av.ii5 iiu'j. liuxuiii Lilt: i.jy clij- parently at his own will the rain tarries or tails, and now utterly dismayed he is rush- ing to the wilderness' and wishing that "he xnifcht die, but Elijah is not alone in this ces.re. The most of men have at one time or another wished that they might end all. Moses did, "And if Thou deal thus with ine, kill me, I pray Thee, out of hand, if I have found favor in Thy sight, and let me not see my wretchedness. Iv! umbers 11 Io. ;So also did Jonah, "T hprpfnrp now O 11 Lord, take, I beseech Thee, mv life from me; for it is better for me 'to die than to Jive." Jonah 4: 3. And even the great 'Apostle Paul said, "I am in a strait be- twixfc two, having a desire to depart and to be with Christ," but the trouble with the most of us is we want to die our own way. .wcuu, uc iwaw away uum vxou io ms 'Elijah was not willing to die at the hand circumstances. Up to that time he en f Jezebel, but he was quite ready to sleep dured as seeing Him who was invisible, inmseit away into insensibility under the juniper tree in the desert. Elijah made a great mistake in running away. If he had any minister could preacn to stood his ground he might 1iave saved his day f ,he Realized the iniquity that sur country, prevented the captivity of the foulde hunv ,th(? hypocrisy m many people, for I doubt not the 7000 tl-at had hearts the awful sins in many lives; he not bowed the knee to Baal would have forward conquering and to conquer, but "ijun is a picture oi ourselves, and we all Wnder the juniper tree. The object of this fsermon is to ask the question, Why we uw.ei 1S ueau, uuc mat youi- eyes axe lasi aie thus dismnmo-ori " rA fin r, rJpfer. . ened upon the ground instead of turned unne It possible What the dlinCUltV Was ,11U Jiilljan. t Why are we? There are thousands of Toi i j i r, i t x- ij.j wi" h-fp r 7 ifi ciali pi6 th3! wfrev!1Ving t0? 5t thlLa Fenence e hJe vey many things that our ancestors did not posaass. possess. fiiie possession of these things ought to nun i. ii-i .' " . w &rMV!S2? STfASSHf!' ; m inland iieitw 7 .V i f " Srrno?PgooTha least. We have indeed cone in the op - roiic uirection, ana many oi us are oi J11 men most miserable. We are discon - ijcuiea because we are trying to be some - jtiung that nm -nnf Tha .VniBinas man fhinks he must keep pace with his compet - "uoier tne cost xo mmseii, ttnu in a. 'J 1 T r ! i ... " i . i ---wc time ne nnas 'mmseii out oi nis iati - fUde. In gocietv tTimisanda nf netmle are .apmg the customs. and -mannern cl those wno are in an entirely different B3t iiom wiemselves, by whose side thev can never Btand. a-nA it 4.1 .j-j x.t u i i ue more nTiViQ-r-.-.. .n4 it, Am more unhanny. and there are thousands of homes where instead of living a simple life the members of the household are liv ing at a pace that is terrific, and all this is killing the business; man, the society woman, the parents and the children, and instead of possessing joy and peace we are under the juniper tree. xThe thirst for Pleasure in these days is so great that we have become absolutely unscrupulous in our attempts to gain the objects of our de sires. We ought to be satisfied with, just what we are and in the most natural way. We have come into the world with differ ent gifts, some one with gold, others with silver, still others with marble and many with only clay, and our task is to fashion these things into the strongest manhood and the truest womanhood, and to do it in the most simple and unaffected man ner. We are too selfish in our living, we long to satisfy our appetites, our passions and our desires. This longing has become uppermost in our living, and the man who makes it-so makes his appetite stronger than himself, and his need is dreadful, for he who lives, simply to eat, to drink, to sleep and to dress, whether he be pauper or prince, is on the downward grade to de spair. Contentment is one of the greatest blessings in the world. It is not a question of the possession of either poverty or riches. He who knows how to be content possesses the secret, not because he is either poor or rich, but simply because he knows how tp be content. The mere fact that we are Christians does not amount to much in many cases; if our religion in creases our confidence, our hope, our love, it is good, but if it gives us the spirit that we are better than other people, if we seek to control the interests of other people, make them fashion their lives according to our own plan, if we are good simply that we may escape punishment, such a profe3ion of religion is almost worthless. The difficulty is not in our surroundings,but in ourselves. "Joy is not in things, it is in us." I met a young woman this winter in the South who told me that she was the pos sessor of a $10,000 violin, and with a shin ing face she said, "You should hear the music of that instrument," and yet in the hands of very many people it would have been just a producer of unharmonious sounds, while in the hands of this gifted young woman it was truly marvelous, and all because the music was in her. and the violin was the best movement cf the ex pression of that music. When Oxe Bull, the great violinist, played in Princeton, one of the professors asked him if the secret of his success was in the violin or in the bow or in himself, and he said, "The violin and the bow amount to but little. I never play until I feel that there is music in me that must be ex pressed, and then any instrument I touch becomes remarkable." Many of us are un fitted for life because we have become too artificial, have had wrong ideals and have tried to be what we never can be. A friend recently sent me that wonder ful little book, "The Simple Life," by Charles Wagner, which - every one would do well to read. To the author of this book I am indebted for some of the ex- Pi!!18 . above, but m one of the t-udutws ub vens us m sneaKinrr or tne home life, In the time of the Second Em- the. . a a7r' a very worthy man, ana intelligent, too. whose head was snr?- ,-i 1 , i 1 ,1 ' .1 , , , , , , . ercign might one day descend upon his home. Up to this time he had lived in the house of his fathers, a son respectful of the slightest familv traditions. But his brain he became another man. In this new iight what had before seemed siraT- peared poor, ugly, ridiculous. Out of the question to ask an Emperor to climb this wooden staircase, sit m these old arm chairs, walk over such sureranuated car pets. So the mayor called architect and masons, pickaxes attacked walls and de molished partitions, and a drawing-room was made out 01 all proportion to the rest of the house m size and snlen dor. He and his family retired rito close quarters, where people and furniture? in vvuiiuuuvu cam HClltl till V . XUCU. having emptied his purse and unset hw commoded each otner generally. rni household by this stroke of genius, he tij xua.1 gucsi. lie soon saw the end of the empire arrive, but the Emperor never. The folly of this poor man is not so rare. As sottish as he are all those who sacrifice their home life to J the demands of the world tt w, . u i j x-f . , i i ' i ,, , e .had een laboring under the x"s," A-"aiu u,veB we. "Strung, u? e J113 x?. tLA Position where featan could tempt-him the worst. Thore ig xiiuujr iiii.c liim tu-utiy. xney are in despair, and they need not so much a spir itual physician as the presence of a doctor wno can tell them that their bodies must have rest, their nerves must be built un. and -they themselves must remember that 1 in t j it i i 1 1 TT , lutiLr ooaies are tne tempies 01 tne Holy ost and that they may sm against God 3ust,a.3 JY when they break commands touching the body as-when they commit smf touching the soul. Elijah needed rest, and instead of taking it he prayed that he mifht f3,e', , , , , V, , A , . '-"i WUCUaCBiw wmu mat boisterous he began to sink. I do not ?uia g lainu -ana sick at neart, and all because he looked down, while it is possible, on the other hand, for anybody rr iJvtv-1 A" L"c iviUBl' Ui a" "H" tion if he'keer3 his eves turned ud. and the difficulty with you is not that your iieaveu, uiiu me muw w yuur I VJ-i-3 ui uub 1ua.b y uui liiuiuci news guiio i away irom your nome, Dut tnat you are I t J Hit. 1 t ' I j 1 "? 10,ojanS OBaD wueu yuu ousmu to De stanains wim uv turned face Poking by faith into the very midst o t angel company in heaven. What if the difficulties are great, let us Tn nnA 6 ' loolr tn anA :n ,i nll The other day in my mail came a little wmcn nas oeen singing its way liKe a Dire W throughVy soul ai the week. 1 ".When tne way seems dark and dreary i iaiok oi mm. j Lest thy heart grow faint 'and weary 1 - - rnimc ot Him. I PYr Tie knoweth all the wav. 1 And His strength will be thy stay: i mclu. tucci iuc umawi uav. I mL.'-i. p TT" 1 annus ot mm. I I "When some sorrow sorely presses'.' I Thhik of Him. - , I For through trials oft He bfesseflu i nWiv t Trim - v?-- ,1.' I niUnrf HILLSBORO, N. C, THURSDAY Leave it all in His dear hand: In His love for thee He planned, Think of Him. V "When some anxious care perplexes, Think of Him. Lest thy inmost soul it vexes, Think of Him. Bring thy care and thou shalt see, He will bear it all for thee; . He would have thee peaceful be, Think of Him." ILL But there was still, another difficulty with Elijah. First, he was alone. In verse 3 we read that he left his; servant at Beersheba, and he himself went into the wilderness. It is a great mistake to be alone when trouble comes. "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill tne law of God," gives us a picture of human fellowship, while the verse,' "Take my yoke upon you and learn of Me," gives us an idea of that fellowship which we may have with Him. John McNeill, the great Scotch preacher, has a fine illustration of this point in his sermon based upon I Samuel, the 27th chanter and the first verse,- "And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul; there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the "Philistines, and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of Israel; so shall l escape out of his t hand." "David said in his heart," and John McNeill says it would haATe been well if instead of saying it in his heart he would have said it out loud. It is the thing we say in our heart that grows to such great proportion and leads ,us to believe that we are on the verge of despair. Without question the passage is true, and Mr. McNeill suggests three cures. Eirst Why didn't David say it aloud to his servant and let his servant argue him out of his position, for there are many things we think wc would never dare to sav to our dearest friends. Second Whv didn't-David nrav it. He was a master in prayer, and if he had but fallen on his knees and .said it to God, at least have tried to sav it, he would have found that his very tongue would have cleaved to the roof of his mouth, for there are things we tLmk that we would blusa if we dared to sav them to God. Third Why didn't he since it. He was much of a singer, was David, and if he had but put it in a song rn.s face would have grown hot, and he would have ended with stammering and stumbling, and then said Mr. McNeill. "Why niv we net follow this rule, and when we have a difficulty, imaginary or real, let us say it, or pray it, or sinsc it. and if we cannot say i. and it Fwon't pray, and will not sing there is nothing m it. It is but the devil s 'delu sion, to plunge us into despair. Fourth He sat down. That was a great mistake. He never should have given up. If he had only kept going he would have found victory. There are, so many people in the church to-day who have done just exactly what Elijah did. They have sat down. The man who onci taught a Sun-day-sehool class is now doing nothing and fast slipping away from Christ. The mem ber of the church who used to be faithful at the praser meeting is now absent and sitting down in his home ho is of all men most miserable. That man who was once in the chuvch and loved the church has sat down in. the world, and he questions if he ever knew Christy so let us keep going. It is when a man is idle that Satan trir.s hiin up. Fifth Ho wanted to dictate to God when he said to Him "Let me die." It is a good thing that God did not take him at his word, for he would have died under a clcud, and would have been buried in the desert. What a mercy it is that God ces not give us all we ask for. And my own enerience L doubt not is yours, the things that God has refused to me have been my greatest blessings. Then let us remember that "no" is just as much of an answer as "yes," and your experience in your home has been that no for your children usually is the better answer. But how gracious God is in His dealings with those who are out of tho way. He calls Adam in tender ness when He says, "Where art thou?" He. woos David back again to virtue in the story of the ewe lamb, and gives us a picture of Himself in the seeking love of tho father of the prodigal for his boy, lets us understand something of His forgive ness .when He sends in the tersqn of His Son to write upon the sand His disposition to remember no more the sin of a guilty woman, and then whispered to Elijah a3 he is under the juniper tree in a still small voice, and Continues to whisper un til at last Elijah is on his feet and fleeing for his life back again into the lignt. un, let us come out from under the juniper tree. It is a sad place to find a Christian and a good place to keep away from. Spear Points. The light from heaven can never lead astray. The world must read the Uospel in liv ing epistles. liesienation is nutting ixocl between one's self and one's grief. The most momentous truth ot religion is that Christ is in the Christian. The time to show your Christian man hood is when it is put to the sore test. You cannot dream yourself into a cnar- acter; you must hammer and forge your self into one. The light of the Christian- shines bright est for Christ, when he is least .conscious that it is shining. Not all Uod s messengers are aneels. Anv hand that knocks at the door may bring a call from the King. It is better to build a lite than to make a fortune. Character is a greater accom plishment than riches. ,' He wno manuests humility, love and gratitude when told of his faults t has made large attainments in the Christian life. Spiritual sustenance cannot, be effective in an abstract form, as pure Truth; it must come to us through the energy of a spiritual life. We need a faith that will "grasp Christ with the heart" in order to "en dure to the end." Heart communion alone will give us this grasp. Ram's Horn. A Child Messenger of God. The still form of a little boy lay in. & coffin surrounded by mcurning friends. A mason came into the room and asked to look at the lovely face. "You wonder that I care so much' he said, as the tears rolled down his cheeks, "but your boy was a messenger of God to me. One time I was coming down l y a long ladder from a very high roof and found your little boy close behind me when I reached the ground. ' Ho looked up into my face with a childish wonder and asked frankly, "Weren't you'afrcid of fall ing when you were tip so high?" and, before I had time to answer, he said: 'Ah! I know why you were not afraid you had said your prayers this morning before you went to work.' I had not prayed, hut I nver f oreot to nrav from -Ithat day to this, and b gadi blessing MAY 8, 1902. .FOR W?MEr Empire Motifs, . .' Empire patterns in lace are taking the lead, and very pretty some of them are, such as a half -oval wreath of laurel leaves, having an inner fes toon of flowers, tied with ribbon bows. '" ' On Brushing the HairJ ' The most famous hairdresser ;.. In London has startled the fashionable ladies of England by warning them that, in following old traditions, they - are brushing the beauty out of their hair. ' 7 5 "The incessant brushing of the present day is ruinous -to the hair,' he says. some women used, to give their hair one hundred strokes of the brush night and morning, and. have good hair in spite of it. An occas ional person might do so now, but the good hair is in spite of the brush, not because of it. "All new hairs appear first as a soft, delicate fuzz, easily pulled out or de stroyed. Stilt brusning will wear them out, just as it will wear out the nap of cloth. The hair-roots try to make up for the destruction. They are forced into abnormal growth, and their life force is depleted. The old hair is falling. The new hair is not being allowed to live and grow. The life force is being exhausted. The hair gets thin, straggling, unhealthy, dies out altogether, and there you have the bald woman or man." A Woman Florist's Success. I have better success with geran lums tnan witn any otner nower, writes Mrs. Leroy R. Whitener. In July or August I plant cuttings for winter blooming, using four or six inch pots, tin cans or anything, filled with a mixture of well-rotted stable manure, leaf mold and garden soil. I put one cutting in the pot in . which it is to 'stay and do not transplant. When five or six inches high, I pinch out the top and pinch the ends again later on, until I have a bushy plant. Keep all buds pinched off until No- vember, and then the phints will be iuu or luxuriant Diooms an winter. I have no pit or greenhouse, but keep my plants in the south and west win dows all over the house. In very cold weather I pin a newspaper around each plant, and have never had any frozen, even in our coldest winters. In the spring I put these geraniums in beds in the yard or in larger pots on the porches, where they grow very large and bloom profusely, but they are not good for house plants the fol lowing winter. I rarely ever keep a geranium more than two years. Home and Flowers. Glove Buying:. "I never patronize bargain counters,' remarked a very clever little woman to me. "Not even glove sales r I ques tioned. "Never," she replied emphatically, adding: "My investigation has proven to me that the so-called bargain ar ticles are cheap and often worthless ones. We get what we pay for; no more certainly, and we hope not less. T nm sneakiner now of firms whose business life is the ever exacting rush 'npnini snips' For service, com- crviQ nr. fit dnvp should he IU1 L. laiJAC ca.j-.vfc O carefully selected. A well-made, well- fitting glove' does more to determine the lady than any other article of ap parel, unless it be shoes. "PliPfmness ia not economy. Extrav- aance is not economy. Only the best article comes under the economi cal code. This code demands an elas tic "kid, which is soft and moulds it self to the hand from finger tip to wrist. A glove too small cannot at tain to perfection. One need not err in this respect, for the" best gloves are made for long, medium and short fingers. "Having once secured a 'fit,' it is well to adhere to tne: mase. ne 'Suede' is 'chic but an extravagant luxury to the average pocketbook, as they do not shed soil readily. Black gloves also cannot claim a recommen dation for the careful buyer. Even thA btKt makes often crack in the dye; and the suedes are guilty ot too soon an appearance of white or purple finger tips. White gloves when not worn, should be kept wrapped In soft rllrprphipf " New linen or silk York Observer. Some Facts About the Geisha Girl. "The idea so general here in Amer- ica " said a woman wno nas just i t . j returned from Japan, "that the geisha is a silly, giggling little girl with a .'an must really be corrected, lne geisha in reality is a little genius, bnl- liant as a talker and mistress of the art ot dancing. sue uuW the Westerner does not understand her classical dancing and singing, and she is so refined and charming that t she will not allow you to feel you are ig norant, but will instantly begin to amuse you in some way that she oisaiueuieBuiuau v.. thinks you will enjoy and understand, aess. "She will, perhaps, unfold paper and The mannish shirt waist seems to draw rapid character sketches of birds have gone with the vanished years, for and fish, or dance a sort of spirited the daintiest of feminine creations has dance, thai she eeis MSX entertain jovl. taken, ite jpla.ee. this jear, - NEW SERIES" But if, by good fortune, you -can oyer- persuade a geisha to show you a clas sical dance, as I have done, the sight is one you will never forget the slow, dignified, movements, the placing of the foot and the hand, the exquisite curves and poses of the body, forming a different picture every second.- - V 'There is no rushing about, no ac- cordoin skirts and high kick. Some times, if the geisha finds that you ap preciate her fine work, she will give you imitations of the dancing done on our Western stage, and, although it is funny and makes you smile, the con trast to the more classical Japanese dancing strikes you forcibly. " 'One never dines out or is enter tained in Japan," went on the Ameri can woman, "without the geisha form ing a prominent part of the entertain ment. In fact, she herself decorates the room where you dine, just as a flower or a picture would decorate our dining-rooms at home. 'And there is nothing more typical of the decorative sense innate in the Japanesethan the little garden of geisha girls which almost invariably forms the background of. every tea house dinner. The dinner itself, with its pretty doll tables, its curious as sortment of dainty viands set in red lacquer bowls, its quaint formalities, and the magnificent ceremonial cus toms of the hosts, is an artistic scheme elaborately thought out and prepared. "But when, at the close, the troupe of geishas and, maikos appears form ing, as it were, a pattern of gorgeous tropical flowers the scene becomes a bit of decoration, as original and whimsically beautiful as one can well think of. .The colors of kimonos, obis, fans and head ornaments blend, con trast and produce a carefully arranged harmony." New York Tribune. Florence Nightingale is over eighty years old. Mme. Lillian Nordica's real name is J Norton, and she comes of an old New England family. ' m ia aiw Tt nnsvrr0i ? rWiVort in German nanerf? as a school mri with hair down her back. Mme. Calve several years ago de signed and bought the monument which is to cover her grave. Queen Margherita of Italy is about to visit Jerusalem, and make a tour of the sacred places in Palestine. Mrs. Martha Harwood, ninety-three years old, of St. Louis, Mo., clearly remembers Lafayette's visit there in 1829. Mrs. Howard Kingscote, an English woman, does not believe in the "new woman" because she lacks physical strength. Mrs. Elizabeth Lennon, of Blooming- ton, 111., is one of the few living women whose father fought in the American Revolution. Miss Edith Young, County Superin tendent of Schools, from La Plata County, Cal., is the first woman to be elected to office from that county. Queen Christian of Spain has a hobby for collecting playing cards. One pack made of ivory is said to have belonged to Prince Eugene, who fought with the Great Duke of Marlborough. Miss Susan M. Hallowell, professor of botany for the past twenty-seven years at Wellesley College, has ten dered her resignation. Her retirement withdraws from the faculty, ranks the last member who served in the open- ing year, of 1875. ' LEANINGS - from Trie, ' Buffed parasols are quite passe. The new colors are unsurpassingly soft, v Voile is one of the smartest spring fabrics. Elaborate trimming effects amount almost to a craze. A pendant something is a prominent feature of the bacK or many spring nats. The glirt waist suit will be far and way tne most popular "tub" suit of tne season. A very pronounced roll and flare, very noticeable in the brims of the swagger hat shapes. White lace has quite relegated the ecru and Arabian tints to obscurity as far as fashion goes. Blue panne, as a trimming fcr the faSai0nable tan color, is now quite commonplace; violet is much smarter. The sleeve's the thing! Seemingly ... Q .otTT riifirPTirp of mode is gained this year from the sleeve. Flower hats, made entirely of white velvet flowers, their leaves and a touch atfops VOL. XXI. NO. 16. 2 HrifliPTC& 1PfVMe Keep the Cow From Mourning. As soon as the calf Is born put ft tn & box with plenty of bedding, and feed with Its mother's milk while warm from the cow for a week at least Then it will thrive and grow fat on good, sweet, skimmed milk with a little linseed meal or ground oats add ed and increased gradually. When the time comes to take away the calf, there is no mourning on the part ot either . cow or calf. I. have alway followed keeping the calves away fron the cows, and am not bothered witl cows holding up their milk for the calves. I find that heifers are easiest broken with the calves away. E. I H.t. in New York Tribune. ' . Chopped Hay For Cattle. I have not just at hand figures to prove the value of chopping the hay for cattle feeding but I know that careful experimentation has proved that the best economic results have been obtained by feeding the hay chopped. Very many of the owners of extensive herds in the State chop jthe hay for feeding. AH animals eat the chopped feed clean, thereby mak ing a very considerable saving. The hay was always chopped for the stock on my father's California f ami, eves as far back as forty-two or forty-three years ago. From the experience that came with this practice I have since been an advocate of chopping the hay for stock feeding. President D. tC Fowler, in. Fruit World. How Not " to Do It. Nearly every colt, when driven away; from home, will shy and scare more or less at objects along the roadside. After he has been driven a few times the common practice is to strike him with the whip every time he does this. It is provoking to feed a horse hay three times a day and then see hirnt scare at a little pile of hay in the road. The first thing that comes in the mini is to give him a cut with the whip, j Nothing worse than this could be done. The next time he will not only be afraid of the object tout of the whip also, and by a little training in thia way he will soon be confirmed in the habit of shying and scaring at nearly; everything he sees. First the tendency, then the habit, is the law of nature, and when the pile of hay or rock, or whatever startles, is connected with" the whip, as it soon will be, the habit is fixed for life. You cannot lick horses into good habits; you can estab lish vices very easily by blows. Maine Farmer. Sizing Up the Chicks. The cut shows a framework low at one end and much higher at the other, under which chickens of all ages and sizes can be fed, and each one allowed to eat in peace. All sizes of chicka fed together in an open space results gits A FEEDING FBAME. in the big ones trampling on the small er ones, and robbing them of their share) Some such arrangement as that shown is absolutely essential where chickens have to be hatched during a considerable space of' time in the spring. An ideal condition is to have the chicks all early and all of a size, but few can accomplish this desirable end New England Homestead. The Value of Crop Rotation. All soils contain fertility to a cer tain degree, and in even the most fertile soils there are dominant or insolu ble substances, varying in composi tion,, but which cannot be appropria ted by some crops, though easily avail able for others, but if such elements are not appropriated by the crop occu pying the ground they are gradually being reduced or being changed in composition so as to be put in condi tion for the succeeding crop; hence ro tation, therefore, not only prevents the loss of certain substances in the soil, but assists in converting the locked up elements of the soil into available plant foods. In this country no sys. tern of rotation is . deemed complete without clover, while in England tur nips and sheep are considered essen tial to success. Rotation largely de pends upon the soil and its condition, but all soils are subject to mechanical changes. It has been demonstrated that green crops are valuable in re storing fertility, and lime lias been found a valuable assistant, especially In nreoarinz the soil for the work of bacteria, by, neutralizing the acidity, but the best results are obtained by not only varying the crops grown, but also by studying the characteristics of the soil. Philadelphia Record. It Is estimated that nearly .400,00(Vv 000 telegrams are forwarded ever year the world over.