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What Is Thy
Name? By REV. PARLEY E. ZARTMANN. D.D. SacreUry of Exteorion Department . Moody Bibla Institute. Chicago ' TEXT And he said, unto him, what la thy name? And he said, Jacob. Genesis 82::i7. The Dible is an honest book; it does not hide any thing -when . it tells us the story of a man's life; and this very characteristic is one of the evi dences of the di vine origin and in spiration of the book; an unin spired man would have left out the dark pages and dark places. I--- . Jacob was a wonderful character and God intend ed him for a great work, although to accomplish his purpose he had hard work with this one of the . leaders of the Jewish race. To understand this character requires and invites pro found study, and as a result we shall 'not be inclined .to throw stones at him. How much he is like ourselves. His failings appeal to us and comfort us; his aspirations speak to us and cheer us in our own efforts; his sor- lows bring comfort in our own times of bereavement and separation. If ever you . are discouraged or down hearted, take courage. The God who wrought wonders in Jacob and in Simon Peter can do as much for you, if he can have his way with you. The chapter in which, the text is found is a great chapter in the life of this' unusual man, and marks a crisis in' his temporal career and in his spiritual experience; and the lat ter was of far more importance, for God was making this man a new head of the race which he had designated as his own. There are three -im portant scenes in the chapter. " Morn ing, when the angel host met him; afternoon, when he received news that Easau was coming to meet him and this news stirred him to fear and brought him to prayer; and night. when he was alone with God and there wrestled a man with him. In these scenes the temporal and spir itual life of Jacob begin anew, and two lessons stand out clearly: First, God demands spiritual men for spir itual work; second, surrender to God is the only but the necessary condi tion to this spiritual life. At the end of the struggle we read that God blessed him there. The Struggle. ' Let us not miss the facts of the story nor misinterpret them. How often we hear or read that Jacob wrestled with God at Peniel; . but we read "And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day." It does not represent Jacob as beginning the struggle, but as being the second party in the contest. It Is not an il lustration of wrestling with God in prayer. It was an endeavor on God's part to break down Jacob's opposi tion, to bring him to an end of him self, to ' take from him all self-trust, all confidence in his own cleverness and resources, to make him know that Esau is to be overcome and Canaan gained not by craft or flattery but by divine grace and power; and step by step as we go through the story and study the experience we ob serve the contrast between nature and grace, man and God, self-effort and di- vine power. Men crush the quartz to get out the gold, but God crushes . In Christ. Made Free. 'There is no man that sinneth not." But the force of gravity while never ceasing, can be overcome. A man may be in a balloon and fastened firmly to the earth, but the moment he cuts the cable that holds him down he finds another force operating and car rying him aloft in spite of himself, and the higher he rises the weaker be comes the earth ptill. So ln in the members exists as long as the indi vidual does, but in Christ It is inop erative, the spirit every moment giv ing deliverance, giving victory. "The law of the spirit of life in .Christ Jesus" hath made, me free, from the law of sin and death." Rev. Arthur T. Pier son. -- ; Aggressive Christians. ... A disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Captain of our Salvation, must be In a moral sense an aggressive man. not afraid to take part In assaults on the Intrenchments of evil, and ready to deal the adversary of souls at. any time a hard blow. The ancient Greek warriors, who were accustomed . to throw leaden plummets from their Expected a "Ripping" Time. A" merry schoolboy was about to spend his vacation on his grandfa ther's farm. He expected to enjoy a great and glorious time. The day before his departure, his mother, pass ing his room, saw him kneeling b& side a chair In the-corner with his head bowed. As the lad was still in the same position when she repassed the door, some ten 'minutes later, the mother stopped. ' ,-: "Well, Richard, what are you do inr?" '; -. - : the' man' to get the gold mto him. He gei j6coo into a corner, and so he deals with us when we are trying to make our own plans successful. The Touch. "And when he saw that he nrevail- ed not against him hollow of his thigh; and the hoilow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint. aa he wrestled with him." Ju fit" "u: Vi era Jacob considers himself the strongest, there God put his finger and brings his strength to naught; it is only when we are weak that we are really strong;" It is just when God has put his finger on our place of resistance that the way is ODen for blesslnsr. power and usefulness. It is a differ ent place and a different exneriene& with each one of us. God brings pain, and sorrow, shame and confusion, or loss and grief, as the case may be. In. a thousand different ways he seeks to make us like unto himself; but at the end he accomplishes his purposes and causes us to rejoice In him. His touch always takes away the power to wrestle, but not always the desire; but may It do that for you, and do it now. What ia "between you and God? Cease wrestling and struggling, and cry "I will not - let thee go, except thou bless me" It will come. It was ho in the case of Moses, of Job, and of a host of others. And let us re member that this experience is a real crisis in our lives; God wants to bring you as he did Jacob, from cun ning to clinging, from resisting to resting. . The Question. "What is thy name?" And he told the truth; let us give this wily man all credit for that. A few days ago he would have said it and with pride but now with confession and confu sion: "And he said, Jacob." God asks you that question; I pray you, tell him the truth. You may hide your real name and character from men, but not from God. Be honest with him. It may bring shame, confusion, tears, but teU him that you thought you were so and so, but now at close grips with God you know you are only Jacob ''Vile and full of sin I am, thou are full of grace and truth." God's great est difficulty is our own lack of hon esty, want of fairness, and failure to eive ud everything except a claim on the righteousness of Jesus Christ The Result. "And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob (Suplanter), but Israel: for as a prince hast thou pow er with God and with men, and hast prevailed. . . . And he blessed him there. . . . And the sun rose upon him." Three gracious results followed this remarkable experience: A new name or character, a new pow er, and a" new experience; no wonder Jacob called the name vof the place Peniel. "For I have met God face to face." ' And he blessed him there. May all these blessings be yours. God has made such promise to you. Rev. 2:17 and 3:12. Close with God ere, yon finish reading this sentence; the only way to these blessings is by the way of self-surrender. But when you taka that step then God undertakes for you "Thou canst overcome this heart of mi no Thou wilt victorious prove; For everlasting strength is thin. And everlasting love." Never Falling. "Heaven and earth shall pass away; but my words shall. not pass away.' Luke 21:33. You never get to the end of Christ's words." There is something In thena always behind. . They pass Into pro verbs, they pass into laws, they pass into doctrines, they pass into consola tions. but they never pass away, and after all the use that is made of them, thev are still not. exhausted. Dean Stanley. Use time well, and you win get from his hand more than he will take from yours. Ranbow Calendar. Cease to lament for that thou canst not help, and study help for that that thou lamehtest. Shakespeare. slings, often inscribed on those mis; siles words of defiance, such as "Take this!" by that meaning to add insult to injury. 'Bravado is unbecoming in a Christian, but a dauntless courage, accompanied at times by a certain ex uberance of exultation in attack which, as It' were, delivers a "Take this!" of defiance, should be the pos- session of every follower of the Lord Jesus. Unless we have even now some realizing sense of victory over eviL" we shall lack . moral nerve, and our campaign for the cross will lag and lose instead of widening and win ning. Zion's HeraldV Man's Will Is Untouched. God leaves the freedom of man. c will untouched. . He presents to that will, at great cost to himself, the most powerful motives leading man to choose to be good. (Man can be come good only by the exercise of his own free will.) Byithese motives shining everywhere In earth, bu moBt- resplendently in the. Incarnate Son, and by his spirit, he wooes .the free man and waits in love. Hugh Russell Frazer is the Outlook. ' The boy looked up pleasantly. Tm 'most through."- he announced. with a deprecatory wave of the hand. Then after another moment or so of silence, "I'm just getting my prayers said up before I go to grandpa's in the country. I 'spect I'll pe too busy to gay 'em there," , he explained The Austrian war department has ordered ten machines invented by one of its officers with which it .will be !; possible for 23 workmen to manufac ture 4,500,000 rifles cartridges a day- BEST BEANS TO GROW Some Like Bush and Lima Varie- ties Because Easy to Grow. Others Prefer Pole Li mas on Ac count of Quality, Quantity and Season of Profitable Bearing Also . Large. A writer says that ' both bush and lima beans are more satisfactory and easier to grow than the pole limas. Now, every on for his choice, but ve prefer the pole . limas every time for quality, quantity and long season of profitable bearing; says a writer in an" exchange. It is true that setting poles for plants . to vine on requires more work than when no poles are used, but the results more than pay for all thejwork. The trouble" with mo6t of us in our gardening and farm ing is that we 'try to grow things in the easiest' way, but the easiest way is seldom the best way. - We should never be satisfied with anything short of the best. Pole lima beans are the largest and best beans grown. Make the soil as loose and rich and fine as possible. Harrow, disk and harrow till the sur face is a smooth, fine and mellow as an ash heap. Lay off rows, both ways, about four feet apart and plant three seeds to the hill at the crossing of the rows. Cultivate young lima beans as for other garden plants, keeping the sur face clean, fine and level. Allow no weeds to grow close to the cultivated plants, as limas will not thrive in the presence of strange company. Some people to reduce labor plant corn or sunflower in the same hill with pole lima beans for the vines to climb. This is a grave mistake, for two good plants cannot grow in a place where there is room enough for only one. A Hamper of Pole Lima Beans. poor bean' crop always results from this method, as one good, old gar dener puts It, "It is the lazy man's way of gardening." , We pole our beans with round poles about eight feet long and the thick ness of one's wrist. They are set one pole to each hill and the four poles form a square brought together and tied with common binder twine, about nine feet from the ground. This gives a wigwam frame with firm, broad base and so substantial that no ordinary storm will blow It over. Almost all other members of the bean family are quick maturing plants and the life of the crop covers only a part of the growing season. Not so with pole lima beans; they are rather slow growing. It requires nearly ninety days for the vines to fully mature and come into heavy bearing. But after the vines begin to bear they continue to produce bios soms and fruit all through the re malnder of the growing season, so long as the green beans are regularly picked and more allowed to ripen providing there is sufficient moisture in the soil to sustain growth. Keep ing out all weeds and grass and keep ing the surface raked loose and fine will help to conserve soil moisture at dry times. A light sovering of straw on the surface will also help to conserve- soil moisture . during August and September, when rains are often infrequent and evaporation great. ADVANTAGES OF DAIRY FARM Increases Productivity of Soil, In sures Monthly Income and Even Distributes Labor. Prof. F. L. Kent, of the dairy husbandry- department . of ; the Oregon Agricultural college, states as follows the advantages . of dairy farming in the Oregon Countryman, a monthly magazine published by. the . students at O. A. C: , A ,.. "Briefly stated, the advantages of dairy farming are: Increasing pro ductivity of the soil, a legular month ly income putting the ousiness on cash basis, . a - better distribution of the labor of the farm than Is pos sible under a single crop .system, and supplying a product ! for 'the market, all of which should be of the highest grade and for . which there is, always a ready sale." ;; ; ' ;: : ; , ; Building Dairy Herd. - Get a purebred dairy sire and raise your own cows. m - t '5 V If m ) HS - b4;;r - . i BEGINNING WITH iTHE SHEEP No Profit Can Reasonably Be Expected Until One Has Learned All the Little Details. "The love of 'money is the root of all evil." It lures men into things that prove disastrous. The greater the profits, the more certain that a large number will fail in the undertaking. Why? Because when profits are large men are sure to rush in on a big scale, says a writer in .an exchange. Two hundred per cent profit on one sheep is big. Then why not get 500 or. 1,000 sheep and get rich quickly? That's the argument that traps . everybody who has a get-rich-quick bee In his hat. -, Remember this, that - no .man can succeed with sheep who has not first learned how. Big profits do not come Yearling Full-Blood Karakul Ewe. to greenhorns. There may be no pro fit at all for a year or so. Sheep are the most helpless of all domestic ani mals. They "don't know enough to come in out of the rain." They don't know much of anything. They have been cared for so attentively for cen turies that they quit making any effort to care for themselves. The man who is not willing to give them this care is unfit to be a sheep man. It re quires gentleness, for they are meek and helpless. . Our advice is to go slow with sheep. By all means, raise sheep. They should be on every farm." But start with a few, one or two dozen at most, and learn how to care for them. They will multiply as fast as your skill in sheep raising will warrant. If you can't save- the lambs, then you are unfit for a larger number. If you can save them you soon have the large number. A' dozen sheep will . show you all the holes In the fences as com pletely as 500 will. Prices are alluring, but keep a level head. There is no telling anyway, be cause they benefit the farm whether prices are up or down. RATIONS FOR DAIRY CALVES Little Bfoodmeal Frequently Recom mended as Preventive and Cure for Calf Scours. That while linseed meal sometimes gives very excellent results, yet on the whole other preparations are to be pre ferred, says Hoard's Dairyman. Corn, barley, oats and bran are recommend ed for this purpose. With the young calf a mixture of low grade flour, sieved ground oats, cornmeal or Un seed oil meal made into a jelly by boiling, continuing such feed for two or three weeks, while the stomach is small and incapable of utilizing coaraer feeds, Is suggested. As soon as possible, however, change to whole corn or whole oats with or without a little' oil -meal fed dry. Among other mixtures proposed is one consisting of 20 pounds of corn meal, 20 pounds of oatmeal, 20 pounds of ollmeal, 10 pounds of bloodmeal, 5 pounds of bonemeal. Change to corn, oats and bran when calves are three months old. A little of the bloodmeal as a part of the dairy ra tion Is very frequently recommended, It seems to have in some way a tonic effect, and is also claimed to be' both a preventive and a cure for calf scours. . Straw and hay make good nesting material. - Keep your breeders healthy and do ing well. On the farm you should keep util ity uppermost. Shade for the chickens is very im portant in hot weather. No one can foretell the sex of the chicks while still in the egg. Keep the egg pan in the coolest place you can find about the farm. May-hatched chicks, properly grown. make profitable fowls the coming win ter. . - .. . ' ' Sickness and lice are scarce articles where poultry quarters are kept dry and clean. Begiu early to work up a trade in broilers. The market never will be overstocked. ; The working .houraof the poultry man extend from early till late; there are no holidays. . , :. As . a rule hens that lay steadily during cold weather are - indifferent hot weather layers. - . c Little chicks need a feeding coop where they can eat in peace away from the older fowls. ' - ?v Hardiness does not go by color of plumage. Hardiness depends ' upon the care given to fowls. ; . All eggs should bev tented .by -the seventh day, which often makes It pos sible to reset some of the hens. , A quiet, gentle hen with the mother instinct .strongly developed, is worth money in the chicken business. . It. your, flock Is properly managed andcared for, there i will be little or no use of medicines and : tonics. ' So many set too many eggt under a hen. Pew hens can cover more than 15, and then only in warm weather.. CAUSING A COOLNESS. The two bosom friends met fortuit ously and rushed into a mutually fond embrace. ' "Oh, dearie," cried the first to get her breath, "I so wanted to be the first to congratulate you on your engage ment! How mean you were not to give your dearest friend a hint as to what was expected." "Wen, dear, I " ' "Now," don't "tell me you concealed things from me on purpose." "I " "I know.' And that charming fiance of yours! Weren't you perfectly sur prised to death when he proposed?" "I can't say I was. Why should I have been?" "Why, everybody else was." ; A coolness has now' arisen. Cleve land Plain Dealer. Explanation Demanded. "Have you heard about poor young Hicks' trouble with his wife?" "No. I've been out of town for the last month. What is it?" 1 "He sent his office boy up to the house for his raincoat one day last week and she found a memorandum in the ..pocket reading 'Ribbon for typewriter,' and Hicks Is having a devil of a time trying to explain." LIppincott's. THEY DON'T CARRY MONEY. First Burglai: Does Snatchem, the pickpocket, make much money? Second Burglar No. lie works al most entirely among women shoppers Tennessee Ain't. A man who comes from Tennessee takes great pride in having sat silent at dinner the other day while a New Yorker, who has never been south of Philadelphia, told, amid applause, this story and planted it in a Tennessee town: Small Girl (to grocer) Ain't yer got no onions? Grocer I ain't said I ain't. Small Girl I ain't ast yer ain't yer ain't. I ast yer is yer ain't. Now, is yer or ain't yer? Doing Good. Mrs. Flitterby So you are on the visiting committee of your social workers' society. I should think you'd find it dreadfully Irksome, making all those slum calls. Mrs. Hunter-Fadde I'm willing to make the sacrifice for a good cause. Every visiting day I send my maid around with my cards. Judge. No Wonder. "My wife doesn't like him." "And yet he's . a very likable fel low?" . . , "Yes, but he came to our house to dinner one day, and -when' my wife told him to make himself right at home he took off his coat and collar and lighted his pipe." THEY SUSPECTED. Bosh I hear you are going to Eu rope? . . . Josh First I heard about it , Bosh Oh! but it is a -common rumor.- .... . . -. Josh You must have been talking to my creditors. .' His Inference. . "Was George Washington such a terrible liar, - mother?" v i 'Liar, my son. Why, what do you mean?" ' "Well, If he wasn't, why was such a fuss made when he told the truth?" ; Left the Gay Life y ' "I haven't seen Bangs for a long time. He used to . be a dickens of a fellow among the girls," . : "He's been cured of all that." ? "What cured him?" , v ; v "Marriage'; - -' " - ,: .' .-' ' 4r . TRUE TO PRINCIPLES. Mr. Converse My uncle is a ' vege tarian, so, of course, he is opposed to eating eggs. Miss Wabble And so his little chil dren can't have any? He has tried to compromise by of fering them hand painted eggplants. Fully Explained. "Swank, swank? What is this swank you hear so much about?" In quired a Harvard freshman of his big brother graduate at the Harvard club. "Why, swank means 'putting on side,' of course," replied brother. "And what does 'putting on side mean?" "If you really want to know," was the reply, "both of them are Picadll ly for the good old Missouri phrase 'throwing the dog." Nowkee quiet." Pat and the Clock. One of the Inmates of a New York insane asylum, an Irishman, was sent to an adjoining ward to find out the correct time. He returned in a mo ment and announced: "Twinty minutes t' twilve." "Pat, are you sure that clock is right," he was asked. "Right, is it," he replied. "Dye think it wud be in this place it it wuz Voight?" Judge. Self-Preservation. Mrs. Hicks was telling some woman about the burglar scare in her house the night before. "Yes," she said, "I heard a noise and got up, and there from under the bed I saw a man's leg sticking out." "Mercy!" exclaimed a woman, "the burglar's legs?" "No, my dear! My husband's legs. He had heard the noise, too." La dies' Home Journal. SHE KNEW HIM. Mrs. Jones I'll never have any con fidence in his veracity again. Mrs. Smith Why not? Mrs. Jones He went on a fishing trip with' my husband. Credits and Debits. Some boys are credits to their duds; We, favor such as these. But then we know that other lads Are liabilities. Sized Him Up. Bookseller (having taken an order for note paper) Have you read "Peb bles." sir? Had a wonderful sale. The Author of "Pebbles" Has it? I think I could write as good a book myself. Bookseller (always t prepared to agree .with a customer) Do you Well, I really believe our boy could, sir. Punch. Between Girls. Maud Why, the creature even hint ed that I am Indebted to the druggist for my complexion. Ethel The idea! I know positive ly, dear, that you always pay cash." Obtuse. "I'm afraid poor Twobbersly has no sense of humor." ' "I'm- afraid bo, too. Twobbensly could attend a meeting of a vice com mislon and never crack a smile." - Hard to Please. Grocer What was that woman com plaining about? v .-; ' . '.. . i i Clerk The long wait, sir. ' Grocer And only yesterday she was kicking about the short weight. . You can't please some people. - : - A Makeshift.! , "Look here, Mose; I thought you were going to be baptir.ed into the Baptist church?" "Ya'as, Bah, I was. But I'se bein sprinkled Into de 'Plscopal till de sum xner comes." Life.