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Healer By REV. PARLEY E. ZARTMANN. D.D. SaercUry of Extennon Department Moody BitU latitats. Qiicao 1 EXT "Why marvel ye at this? . . . yea. the faith which la through him hath jjtven him thia perfect soundness In this presence of you alL" Acts 3:12. 16. These two verse l are : very impor tant; they mark the crisis In the story . of the first apostolic miracle after Pentecost; the story sets forth the type cf the ministry, mes sage and motlTe of the church; we see that spiritual work (even along physical - lines) went hand in hand with spir itual power,' and we must face two or three plain ques tions as to matters of fact. Is Christ the same as he was then? Is he ahle to do now what he. did then? Are we in the same condition of need difficulties, habits, eina? How far may I expect help from Jesus? If God's word shows me what Jesus Is able to do, will I trust him for it. na men and women did then? The study of the story and of the entire word of God will give me an affirmative answer to all these questions except the last one that I must answer for myself; for it is still true that, al though Jesus is able to save to the uttermost, he can save only those who come to God by him and who will accept the healing power of the Great Physician. The gospels tell us of many varie ties of sickness dealt with by Jeeus; these are all types of sin and of Christ's power to heal. Take fonr typical illustrations: Leprosy, or the jcuilt and defilement of sin; palsy, or the impotence of sin; fever, or the passion of Bin; demoniac possession, or the slavery of sin. Or, take three typical cases from the gospel according to St Lube: (1) 5:17, palsied limbs; (2) 6:6-10. the withered hands; (3) 13:10-13, the bowed-down woman. In all these cases Jesus not only healed the body. but he stands forth as able to heal the sin of which the bodily ailment is a type. No case is too hard for Jesus. His diagnosis Is thorough and correct; his treatment is appropriate and adequate; his power is "unto the uttermost." There will be no need to come again. He cures in different ways, but always with perfect under standing and with satisfactory re sults. The man at the Beautiful Gate of the temple expected only alms from Peter and John, but he got what was of surpassing quality and value heal lng, in the name and through the power oi jesus or. xvazaretn. .ajia they were filled with wonder imd amazement at that which had hap pened unto him." : That ho.r of prayer became an opportunity for the manifestation of the power c? Jeuus Christ, an unexpected blessinfC to the lame man, and the occasion of a great sermon by Peter. ', How grlciousiy and generously God "deals with us! "Exceedingly abundantly above : all , that we ask or think." Not alms, but healing; not silver, but salvation; not gold, but grace and gladness; not out side ' begging, but beyond the Beau tiful Gate, inside the temple, "walk ing, and leaping, and praising God." Is Christ the same today? Can he do that work of forgiveness and sanc- tiflcation now? And is he willing to do it? Thousands can testify and say "Yes." On which side of the irate Trust in God. "But I trusted in thee, O Lord; 1 said, thou art my God. My times are in thy hand." Ps. 31, 14. There are "times" which are not easy for us to recognize as being in God's hantl, . and by God's appoint ment When the trial which afflicts us is from the direct agency of man; it requires no common stretch of faith to look up and away beyond the hu man agency, to the high will of him who orders all things concerning our good and to say "My times are in thy hand." It was thus with David when he uttered this in faith; he was one -who suffered all his life long from the malice of enemies. His pssilms constantly testify to this, but they still more aver his full trust In God. And, what David says) let us, too, say. Let us 109k beyond man, and see God working for , us and dealing with V us. If we trust him we shall ere long praise him as David in this psalm. "O how great is thy goodness which thou hast laid up' for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before ;.: the sons of men." '... ,', -l, '; Rug Selling Up to Date. . The Possible Customer You claim this is a genuine Turkish rug, do you? . . ';. " '' ' The Wily Dealer Eet eea true, mad am. Zee rug Is very genuine Turkish.-. - ' The Customer It looks bid and rag ged. ... Just see that. stain and theso holes! . . "'- . - ,..; ' . Tht Dealer Yes, madam. Zat: ees ee . proof. It shows - zat ze ruy ees very genuine Turkish rug. f Look. ejRdam. What you call ze stain ees are you?. Are you outside, distressed, diseased, despairing, dying? Do von cry out in vain for help? There is no reason why you may not be on the other Bide, rejoicing In the sense of sins forgiven, righteousness Imputed, life imparted, Joy planted. Only one reason "Wilt thou be made whole?" 7 "Perfect soundness," an in a mo ment. "And immediately." He is the healer divine. As such he is able not only to make "better," but to mike well. ; "My case is too hard." I do not know how far your disease has gone, how dark the night may seem, how deep the sin dwells, but I do know the power of this healer In each and ev ery case intrusted to him nothinu is too hard for God. His ability is om nipotent and his love matches t hTs power. He may deal painfully, but it will also be effectively. In the days? of his flesh he healed by a word, or a touch: now by the Holy Spirit Still the Great Physician stands In the - presence of sin-burdened ones saying, "Arise," "stretch forth thine hand," "thou art loosed from thine Infirmity," "I will, be thou clean." Put him to the test, and flnfl Jesus Christ, the same, yesterday. today, yes, and forever." " "Yea. the faith whicfr is through him hath given hlra this perfect soundness In the presence of you alL", Strengthening the Church. When we. build a home we do not destroy society;, when we strengthen -a church we do not weaken Christi anity. There is no greater danger to society than the loosening of the ties of the home, and Christianity ia In peril when we lose our denominational self-respect v An efficient army is made up of efficient units, correlated. But no man has a ' right to build a home, unrelated to his neighbor. Nor can he build a real home that Is not in some measure exclusive of his neighbor. Even more is this true of a church; the church is here to supply a human need, it is justified only as it supplies some human need, and to ful fill its mission it must be distinc tive, it must have character and pur pose all its own; . it must stand for something, and then it must fit itself for efficiency - by mobilizing . and strengthening and inspiring its forces to do the work set for it to do. Un less a church has some distinctive work to do, it has no right to live. If It has a distinctive work to do it must make itself strong enough to do it And in doing its own peculiar work in its own way, to the best of its ability, it is helping every other church and the general cause.- Sectarianism is a crime; denomlnatipnalism is a virtue. Universalist Leader. - Doing tfie Will. -. . "And the grace of our Lord was exceeding . abundant , with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus." These two, faith and love, are the fair blos soms from which spring the fruitage of the true Christian life. Without them life "is a barren and hopeless thing; with them it is raised into the heavenlies, even here on ' earth. To walk by divine guidance rather than by ' our own self-promptings doing the will of God, according to our knowledge, walking by faith and not by sight, that is the Christian's part. As one great thinker has put it, "Is not this the life of faith, which walks by your side from your rising in the morning to your lying down at night which lights up for you the cheerless world, and transfigures all that you encounter, whatever be Its outward form, with hues brought down ." from heaven?" That is the life of faith in deed, iife lighted by faith and glow ing with love. And no such life can ever fail when it is energized by that grace which was in Christ our Lord; The noblest service' comes from nameless hands, and the best servant does his work unseen. O. W. Holmes. .Hope always strengthens to the per formancev of duty, gives courage, and clears the judgment G. Macdonald. r. Our Need of Prayer. -. Our Lord prayed much. He - rose up a great while before day and went out' alone into a resert place,- and there communed with the Father.. .He spent the 'whole night in prayer. In Gethsemane, being in agony," he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like great drops of bipod falling down to the ground. He lived the prayer-life, and 'because he "did he met and foiled the tempter's power and accomplished the ' work tha Father gaW him to do. Pr.ul was pre-eminently a man of prayer. He prayed forhlmself and he preyed for his converts that they mij;ht be strong to apprehend with $.11 the saints what is breadth and length and length and depth, and "to krow the love of Christ which passeth knowl edge, and - to be filled unto all the fullness of God." He prayed always for them all, and he urged them to pray for themselves without ceasing, and "" to give thanks in everything. Every one who is ambitious to live a complete life .will do well to heed this advice and to give large place in his life to prayer. powder burn, and all ze . holes are bullet holes! Vary genuine Turk ish rug, direct from-ze seat of war Only $90, madam. . The customer promptly softens and pays the price. Cleveland Plain Dealer. ' ".' '' '-. -- - . Had Been "Stung." Marks (with Newspaper) Here's a man who says that borrowing is a dis ease. Do you believe it? Parks Yes; and that lending la ia sanitx. : ' "' EQUIPMENT FOR MANY t V 5 0 f t Good Old-Fashloned Way (By W. J. SPILLMAN. Chief of Farm ; Management. .United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) It is the intention in this article to discuss the cost of the equipment for the various, types of. farming. The reader , will of course understand that these estimates : must be tak en merely as estimates. For . in stance, in the types considered be low land has, In all cases, been con sidered as worth $50 per acre without buildings, fences, etc. The price of land varies enormously in different lo calities. In using these 'figures, therefore, the prospective farmer must substitute In them the proper price of land. Tho farm will nearly always have a dwelling upon it, and it will usually have fences, and fre quently a barn that will answer the purposes. These Items are usually in cluded under the- head of real estate. It will therefore be necessary, in ev ery individual cw, to substitute for the real estate hems In these figures the actual values obtained by Inquiry. The remainder of the items can be depended- upon with a fair degree of certainty, as they do not vary so much in different sections. The fol lowing is the estimated real . estate cost of a sixty-acre dairy farm: Land. 60 acres at $50 $3,000 Dwelling 750 Barn (for 16 head at $70).... .V 1,140 Fences, $5 per acre. . .......... 300 Total i . . . . . . .$5,1W Usually one can buy land 'with the above equipment on it by paying cash from one-fourth to one-third of its value and giving a. mortgage for the remainder. Hence the necessary cap ital for a .beginner, in order that he may start in and have his farm in full operation within one year, would then be about as follows: One-third of the value - of the real estate ............. ' $1,730 12 cows at $50. 1 bull .; 600 ............ 75 3 horses at $150... 450 Harness 40 Wagon (farm) ....... 70 Wagon (Bpring) 85 Dairy utensils ... ........ 200 Implements and machinery. $5 per acre 300 Minor items of equipment...... 125 Pigs 6 .... .... 6 ............. 50 12 hens hen house. ....... .... ....... Working surplus 250 Total ..$3,987 The amount of capital thus seen to be necessary in - order to r start off a dairy farm properly, under the condi tions" here" assumed, is about $4,000 ($3,987); or, if the farmer desires to pay cash, which is always safer, the total capital required is $7,447. In starting such a farm it is highly Important not to ; buy the cows until one has feed on hand for them. By starting early In'the spring the farmer can usually be ready for the cows by September or .October; It Is, of course, possible to start in with less equipment than above given. but every Item omitted at the begiri ning simply increases the hardships RAISE CORN CROP FOR ENSILAGE First Know What Land May Be Depended Upon to Do in Way ; of Ordinary Production. (By-W. F. M'SPARRAN.) Inexperienced silolsts- are inclined to think that a large bulk of green matter is the first thing to be con sidered in securing a crop of ensilage corn, with the result that from too thick planting or cutting- the crop while : too Immature, their experience In feeding silage Is apt to be disap pointing. . . V ' We are desirous of course, of secur ing as 'much weight per acr,e in our crop, compatible with highest feeding vrlue, but to secure the latter, which is the object in fillin 5 the silo, we must draw a sensible - limit to mere bulk. - -- .' ,- , - -- - .: : 'A safe rule, therefore, to follow Is to first know about what one's land may be depended upon to do In way of production under ordinary weather conditions, v Having . this i, knowledge one's choice of seed should .be of a corn that will grow .the largest amount of fodder with a good yield of ears, the whole plant being capable of maturing in the neighborhood. When the-crop must, be cut to save it from being frost-bitten, while the grains are yet in the thin milk stage it w'll not make as good silage as the erop- being cut to save it from, cur- JYPES OF FARMING J t 5 v4' :-At A 1 A 1 4 Plowing With Oxen. which the farmer must undergo getting started." . in In the above estimates the real es-' tate is about. 70 per cent of the total capital; the machinery is about 10 per cent; live stock 15 per cent, and miscellaneous, including minor items of equipment and working surplus, 5 per cent. In four townships of the state of New Hampshire, where Mr. E. H. Thompson of the office of farm management made a careful study of every farm in each of the townships, the distribution of the capital between, these items was as follows: W 8 K p o 5" o 3 o n m o n t 3 O 01 0 Amherst 60 Kollis 95 Lyndeboro 43 Milford 68 TO n 78 78 7 5 5 is 14 14 14 It will be seen ; that our figures agree fairly well-with these figures, actually taken from the farm, the principal difference being that the percentage in real estate is larger on the New Hampshire farms than in the estimates above, while the percentage in machinery and miscellaneous is smaller. A slight difference In the price paid for real estate would make these figures agree very closely. Equipment for a 40-Acre Hay Farm. 40 acres of land at $50 ...$2,000 Dwelling .' -750 Barn 600 Fences ' 150 Real estate... $3,400 One-third of real estate........ $1,133 2 horses .' 300 1 mower ' 50 1 rake 20 1 , two-horse plow. 8 1 two-horse harrow.. ..... . .... 15 wheelbarrow seeder ...... .Vr. 8 wagon 70 set harness.................. 28 baler cow 50 6 6 50 2 pigs 12 hens 1 hen house Minor.Jtems of equipment 125 Surplus .. 250 Total, one-third of real estate down .... $2,419" Total, all of real estate down. $4,636 It will be seen from the above that 40 acres devoted almost exclusively to hay can be equipped for consider ably less money than a 60-acre dairy farm. ' The income from the 40-acre hay farm, in those states where hay will sell for as much as . $15 a ton fn the farm, will also be larger than It will be on the 60-acre dairy farm. But in regions where hay sells for only $8 or $9 a ton an exclusive hay farm is not advisable. I would put $12 to the ton as about the dividing line between hay farming and other types.- . Of course it will be necessary," In con ducting an exclusive hay farm, to use commercial fertilizers liberally. . Careful experiments .1 show that where silage is made from large im mature corn it frequently has but lit tle more dry feeding matter than is 'se cured from about half the bulk of corn perfectly developed. , . So, mere tonnage does not count in silage. It is better to labor with less in the . harvesting and secure more in the feeding. - . r My practice is to. plant a corn that In height of stalk, and extent of foli age will produce me a maximum quantity of. fodder that will remain green long, and, each stalk produce one or more well , developed.! good sized ears. ' . - - " r :- --' . It is a waste of :tlme, labor and land to plant corn for ensilage only as thickly as when planting: ror ; a cur ing crop. - One may have twice as many stalks as in ordinary crop plant ing, if on good land, and make per fect silage. . ' v - .The extreme of too thin planting Is nearly as ill advised as the other of too thick. I want from 15 to 25 tons per acre on my land under my farm ing. ;: ' 1 '.: . - I strive especially for a corn, with extension . blade system, as . in the blades I get protein.' : . v Cause of Wilt, r. v If you observe a strawberry plant suddenly wilt, . you will generally, find a nice fat grub at the end of the roots when you dig it up. . : , Good Breeding Fowls. : ''Size, .vigor and activity of both cockerels and pullets are the essential to good breeding fowls. RURAL SCHOOL HAS MISSION Where One Bushel of Corn Grew Be fore Two Are Now Secured by Meth ods Just. Brought Out. - ' (By RAT P. SPEAR.) y The training of country- children to grow two bushels of corn where one bushel grew before Is a commendable thing. To , bring this about . many changes may be made in the pro grams of most country schools.' Arith metic problems may be worked out In terms of corn and potatoes and cows. Reading may be largely confined to the subjects of interest to country boys and girls. Essays on farm top ics may be written in place of the usual parsing . and other grammar work. This will lay a foundation for much . practical work In the later years of school life. Older students trained in . the ele mentary principles of agriculture could conduct germination . tests of corn and grain. Herds could be test ed, rations could be worked out 'for live stock,', records could be kept of poultry, garments could be made for home, and the art of cooking could be cultivated. These and many other practical things could be worked out with the school house as a center. Added to this Is the social pleasure that could be obtained by everyone in the community when a permanent in terest in tho school was established. Basket socials, evening entertain ments, picnics, school house fairs, lec tures, and moving pictures would make the rural school a real factor in the social improvement of the school district The country school has a mission which should not be neglected. TELEPHONE TEACHES A BIRD Most Original Method of Instructing Parrots in Art of Elocution Em ployed In London. London has a school of elocution for birds. Trained parrots . are made teachers of other parrots by being placed near the pupils' cages. While whistles and various musical instru ments are. used In giving Instructions, one of the most original methods of Parrot Listening. teaching is by the employment of the telephone, . says the Popular Electri city. With the feathered pupil perched upon a stick in the instructor's hand. a telephone Is held in such a position that Polly may readily distinguish the words or sounds emitted, and whether from the oddity of the thing or. from some other cause the bird invariably pays strict attention. Sockless. Bennie was looking over his broth- er's shoulder at the pictures in a new geography. "What are those men with the bushy hair?" he asked. - Those are Australian aborigines." replied Ben. . - "Don't they wear any more clothes than thatr "That's about all." . . 1 "Dear me!" exclaimed the little brother, "what in the world do they hang up on Christmas?" . Bruidical Circle Stones. How many stones in the Druidical circle .at Keswick, England? : .One an tiquarian says forty-eight but other mathematicians give different and varying estimate. A favorite number Is thirty-eight Superstitious natives J declare that the lofty circle Is haunt- ed by fairies, who bring to naught the efforts of the. profane to take a census of the l. megaliths. "They can t be counted," says , the guide, "however long you; try." v ,...,a "',- ' The. Ghost and the Meat ' We have, all , heard of the French schoolboy who, tasked . to translate Into English the French of "To be or not to be," evolved this: "To- was or not to am." Another schoolboy has equaled this translation in recovering from Ger man the text, "The spirit. Indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak," in the form: "The ghost, of course. Is ready, but the meat Is . feeble." Youth's Companion. Not Unlikely. "Well, my boy," said the visitor to Bobby, "I suppose some day you ex- pect to step into your father's shoes.' "Oh, I suppose .so,", said Bobby, gloomily. Tve been wearing out everythin else he wears since mother learned how to cut em down for me. t wise Brother. "What's a stepbrother r asked little Mabel of her six-year-old brother. . . "A stepbrother," he replied, "la m fitting on the front step.' AMUSEMENT FOR DULL DAYS Wolf, In. Search of Prey,' Enters Outer Circle and Makes His Way Around, Closing the Gate. ' The illustration represents in the simplest outline a primitive wolf trap. The dotted line is a gate opening in- trt 11 cfrmlflF AnrtnoTirc Hnv was th trap set and the wolf caught? The trap consisted of two circular fences higher than a wolf could scale. with a gate as was shown on the for mer diagram. To set the trap a lamb "Primitive Wolf Trap." was placed in the safe center and the gate was opened aa is shown. Attracted by the bleating of the lamb, the wolf entered the outer etrete. Solution of Puzzle. made his way round, and presentlr pushed aside the gate, which closed J with a spring and shut off all escape. Best He Could Do. Mr. Raymond appeared at his neigh bor's door one November evening at dusk in a towering rage and uttering: fierce threats against his neighbor's dog Nero. Vainly the neighbor tried to explain that Nero was only a puppy. "He belongs' to Johnny," he went on. 'and' it would break Johnny's heart If anything happened to him. I think. hopefully "that his manners will im prove." "Manners," roared Raymond. "I'm not complaining of his manners, but his nature. After he had jumped all over me he bit the back of my leg." "That's as far as he can reach, broke in Johnny in a wounded tone. 'You don't expect a little pup like him to bite a big man like you on the neck do you, Mr. Raymond V Youth's Com panion. ' Bound to Get It Tommy, after going to bed, became thirsty, or thought ho did. He called out: , "Ma, I want a drink." The mother's voice answered back: "Tommy, you go to sleep." Tommy grunted, turned over, and was silent for ten minutes. Then I again: "Ma, I want a drink.' "Tommy, you go right to sleep, was the reply. I Intense silence again for ten raia- utes. Then "Say, ma, I waat a drink." "Tommy, if you don't go right to sleep I'll come and spank you.' More silence, this time for about I two minutes. And then: "Say, ma, when you come to spank me won't you bring me a drink?" RIDDLES. What is the difference between a pastry cook and. a billstlcker? One puffs up paste, the other pastes up puffs. What is the difference between a hungry man and a glutton. One longs to eat the other eats too j long. Who was the first whistler and what was his tune? The wind, when he whistled "Over the Hills and Far Awav" Why is a cherry like a book? Because it is read (red). If you suddenly saw a house on fire. what three celebrated authors would y0u feel Inclined to name? Great Scott Howltt Burns (Great Scott! how it burns!) Why Is the Interior of a theater ever a sorry sight? Because the boxes are always ia tiers. Why i a spendthrift's purse like a thundercloud? Because it is continually lightning. Why do gypsies, never become insane?--' : Because they lead no-mad lives. . - . - v ; Why is photography antagonistic 'to portrait painting? . . Because It is a foe-to-graphic art I What Is the difference between I man going upstairs jmd - one looking I up?; - ; V: One is stepping up the stairs, th 1 othe? la ataring up the stexia.