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Voices . Br REV. J. H. RALSTON Sretetmry of CoRapoadenc Dfttt Moexir Bible Ititntej, Gucmo TEXT "There are. It may be, so many kinds of voices In the world, and none of them Is without significance." X Cor. 14:10. . The apostle Paul was greatly an noyed by "tub gen eral confusion that characterized the Corinthian church, but" this text seems . to hare iiQmlnd a religious meeting in which some are praying, some ex horting and some teaching. He says there are so many kinds of voices, and none of them Is without some particular significance. Transferring the scene to the pres ent day there are many" voices con cerning almost all subjects social, political, commercial and religious, but we confine our thought td the last. Of the many voices on religion that might be considered, there is not one but has some signification. There is not a religious error of the day but contains some truth. There is some valuable signification In it, and from it the religious and orthodox can oftentimes learn useful lessons. .Prob ably never in the history of the world have the voices touching religion been so confusing as now, and largely be cause the most dangerous of them earry some badge of adherence to the word of God and traditional reli gion of the best kind. There is noth ing that should so concern a man as religion hiB relationship to God in volving his own weal or woe for eter nity and he wants to know just what the truth is. With a goodly number the voice of reason is esteemed as safe, and as the Christian religion is a religion of ra tionality that voice has strong sup port That the power of reasoning is highly Important is conceded, or God would not ask man to reason together with Him. But reason is given a place beyond its right, and the result is most unsatisfactory, and with many there is a fanaticism and unreason, of which Paris worshipping a harlot is a suggestive result. Men trusting rea-J son win eitner Decome thorough an archists, or adopt some religion which 1b the very antithesis of rationality. With some the voice of the inner spirit Is supreme, and by Introspection they are seeking to know what God is saying. This voice is so variable that no reliance can be placed on it, every man becoming a law unto himself. The most grotesque experiences are at this point engendered, and the way is open for the incoming of all binds of religious fallacies such as Christian Science, spiritualism, occultism, and a brood of other evils. With many the voice of the church, as such, is supreme, and when the church, considered in the light of its history, is fairly treated its voice ia worthy of the highest respect. It is never wise to neglect the great his toric creeds, nor the church as speak ing through representative ministers, but if the church as such is depended on exclusively it becomes .ultimately the voice of a single person, and we have the hundreds of millions of the human race dominated by one person. It has been found that the church, whether speaking through its popes or councils has certainly often been wrong, and it cannot therefore ' im plicitly be depended upon. OFFERS ALL THAT IS BEST Divine Goodness of God Makes Gracious Provision in the Realm of the Spirit. ost "And this is the confidence we have in him, that if we ask anything ac cording to his will he heareth us. And If we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him." (John 5:14, 15.) , , , To ask is to have. The very peti tions under such faith-are like pre cious celestial pearls and . the very desire that inspires them is a posi tive assurance born of the Holy Spirit who Is the source . of them. Could any provision for indulgence and enjoyment by the most opulent and affectionate parent be more com plete? God offers all that lis, best in his kingdom; patience, contentment, pardon, hope, joy, love anything; ev erything that is . best for us we ;may ' have for the asking. God has so ad justed matters .that the request holds within itself the answer, -Wonder of wonders is this smcious provision in Found Use for Sawdust. :: In the consideration of;, a, change from steam to electric . drive In a St. Paul (Minn.) saw and box mill,"' the one stuiabling block was the matter of tha disposition of the sawdust accumu lated about the machinery. " , Under the old system thi& Was made use of under the boiler?? and thus It saved the ,expnse 'fit e and of being .car ried away, but the problem was event ually solved by the fcectioa of a tor age house where the 6Wdust was tored la tha shape of bale3 ands- xL -, 1 But with so me the church speaking at the last moment la to be heeded. It Is contended that the church today does not believe as, it once did, and that because it is more intelligent its voice is to be heeded rather than the church of two or three centuries ago, or even the church In the first centu ries of the Christian era. This Is evi denced by ; the tendency to the revi sion iof church creeds, and the argu ment for Buch revision is that the church does not4 believe as It formerly believed and should change Its creed. The teachings of the, great divines of the sixteenth and. seventeenth centu ries, when theological, thought was at its zenith, are thought to be outgrown, and tbat-the teachings of the men of today,' regardless of their, loyalty, to the Bible, are to be heeded. It is claimed ' that the ' ChristlaJi teachers, of the earlier- centuries d'id not know the truth. The German dis tinguished apologete Lepsius makes the modern theologian say, "Christian ity has for nearly two thousand years, forgotten what the Master originally taught, and perhaps neither Paul, nor John, nor Augustine, nor Luther, nor Calvin ever understood who Jesus was and what He wanted. The ' entire church from the beginning of the apostolic age to the present genera tion has been one great misunder standing and blunder." ' We might ask, is it likely that the further we get away from the source of religious teaching, the clearer will be our view? Is it likely that the German and Eng lish rationalists know the truth bet ter than Jesus Christ, and Paul and John? There is another voice and that, fs God speaking through the Bible. ' By the special providence of God that book has been preserved through many centuries substantially as it was given to the holy men of old, and the reader of today can go to his English Bible with just as much confidence in its safe guidance as those who han dled the original manuscripts. The Bible is a safe guide In doctrine and practice. As to, doctrine, it contains the faith once for all delivered to the saints, to which there have been no additions, and from- which there have been no subtractions. The his tory of individual nations by whom the Bible has been sincerely respected and made a guide, shows that prosperity of all kinds has followed, and hopes for the future have been most satisfying. Glimpses of- Heaven. "They that be with us are more than they that be with them." If we could live more in sight of heaven we should care less for . the turmoil of earth. And we need not wait till we pass beyond the "bourne" to get those inspiring visions of our heavenly in heritance, the treasure that fadeth not away. Says Dean Stanley, "There are glimpses of heaven granted to us by every act, or thought, or word which raises us above ourselves which makes us thinlr less of ourselves and more of others, which has taught us of something higher arid truer than we have in our hearts." The life which has been given into God's keep ing and which is devoted to loving service "for Christ's sake" is never without Its mounts of vision from which heavenly glories may be seen afar. That He May Be Seen . "In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness." Christ is in us In order that he may be seen , through us, in all the activi ties and influence of our character. . . . If one is seeking; first and only, his glory, then there is little doubt as to the clear shining of the light, and but little doubt also as to its influence. J. Stuart Holden. , The best things are possible, if we will but live for Che best. Rev. C. G. Ames. , No man is so great as mankind. Parker. the realm of the spirit for the "chil dren of the king." Let us pray our good and gracious God to pardon our slowness to believe; to awaken and arouse us; and to ring within our souls the whole chime of the sacred promises, that our . mornings and noondays and vesper hours and night watches may be full of peace and ! triumphant ' joy. ; Courage We May Find. Do we not know ; that more thaa half our trouble is borrowed? Just suppose that we could get rid of all unnecessary and previous worry; just suppose that we could be sure of final victory in ; every conflict, and final emergence out of every shadow into brighter day; how ; our - heart? would be lightened! How much more bravely we should -work and fight ani march forward ! 4 This Is the courage to which; we are entitled, . and which we may find in the though that' God is 1 with us everywhere. Henry va:a Dyke, D D. , , The great question is not how tome j we are going to live, but how. uosed of during - the winter, when it demanded a higher price' than coufd be secured in the summer. -In winter the material is in demand for beddini; in s tables. The change from steam to electricity proved to be a desirable oue from ; every standpoint after . the matter of the ; disposal, of the refuse was solved in . this manner. . Living 8oftly. '. - v ( o Peru lias two vice presidents.. In this country there isn't work enough for one. Atlanta Constitution, : .? BETTING BIG vSQUAISRI Successful Method for Raising Vegetable for Family Usep lent and Old-Fashioned Way of Raising Cucumber and Melons On . Kitchen Garden Moisture Sup plied In Dry Season. For a number of years I success fully followed this method in raining squash for family use: Make a com post cheap in a corner of the 'garden with a mixture of rich loam, well rotted manure from stable and . hog- nen. and a generous percentage of hen-manure. There should be sev eral large wagon loads of the compost, and it should be raked over and over until all parts are thoroughly pulver ized andblended. Level the heap to a circular mound, say two feet deep and ten or twelve f et In diameCer, the top flat Cover with two inches of loam, and plant the seed rather more quickly than In the ordinary hill or drill. There' should be plenty of space around the bed for the vines to spread freely. . I never failed to secure a healthy growth of plants, which, when well started were thinned so as . to leave -K'S. Boston Marrow Squash. only the most vigorous, and these al ways produced a good crop, writes Clinton Vannah. in-the Orange Judd Farmer. . An excellent old-fashioned way to raise cucumbers and melons in the kitchen garden is to dig a circular hole in the ground from, six to ten inches deep and three feet across. In the center of the excavation place on end a nail cask with both ends knocked out. Then fill the. space around the outside of the cask with a compost of good loam and rotted stable manure, or droppings from the' hennery well pulverized and thorough ly mixed with the earth. Cover the compost with two or three inches of loam, and plant the seed near the cask. "" " ' Fill the cask with muck, or light manure from the horse stable, that will .hold moisture like a sponge. . In case of drouth, water may be poured Into the cask freely, it will not evap orate readily, and gives a gradual supply to the plants as they require. Small holes should be bored through the staves of the cask to allow out ward seepage '.of water. If the ground is naturally inclined to dampness no excavation below the level should be made. Place the cask on the surface and build a mound of compost around it. To give the vines fredom of growth the casks should be set eight or nine feet apart each way. HILLY PASTURES FOR SHEEP Low Wet- Ground Is Conductive Foot Rot Feet Should Be Ex amined and Hoof Trimmed. to The sheep is a highland animal by nature. Low wet ground is injurious to its' feeL " The sheeps' toes are very flexible. ' Between the toes of each foot is an oil duct, which pours oil between the toes so as to reduce fric tion. In low. , soft ground the mud squeezes between the toes and clogs this duct. The toes will spread quite far apart and so easily-that the plate of mud accumulates and hardens and irritation Is set up which results in pus formation that finally sloughs off the hoofs if not cured. Of course this does not happen every time a sheep gets muddy feet. But if compelled to live in mud, there comes a time when the mud lodges with injurious results, we are not sure that foot rot. Ia a bacterial disease. . It may be so. Sure ly a bacterial infection could readily enter after the inflammation becomes chronic. . Sheep have little . resisting power over their - enemies so a little ailment does great damage. When your sheep get to limping or walking stiff, examine the feet. It may-be they only need their hoofs trimmed. If dry mud is between the toes, clean it out and , rub a little grease between the toes. Then see that they have a clean . dry - place where no mud exists. Give your, sheep the hilly pastures and not the low land. " I , -." May Pullets Best, .. Pullets hatched in- May will, if given the proper care, feed, and " attention, lay the following November, w!ien eggs are demanding good, prices, and when the old . hens have not" as yet lull recovered from the molt. ' The experienced breeders of Leghorns1 or ouier , Mediterranean varieties - as a rule select the May hatched chicks for tueir own breeding and laying pens. ... ; : . '., ' . '; v Hastens Germination. ' Fine vegetable or flower seed, , as letture or popples which 'must j be Bown on the Burf ace, germinate nrach more rapidly if a damp gunny sack is laid over them. ' ' : wis poualuable? Professor Gilbert CT W3naaa wyvm Eight Good Reasons In Answer ,. ; to Pertinent Question, f Why is poultry valuable to' the fanner? is a question asked by hun dreds of tillers of the soil who usu ally keep but a few .chickens, and these a mixture of all breeds. Profes sor Gilbert of Ottawa, Canada, gives the following reasons in answer to this pertinent question: . 1. Because he ought, Dy tneir means to convert a great deal of the waste of his farm Into money in the shape of eggs and chickens for market. . 2. Because, with Intelligent manage ment, they ought to be all-year reve nue producers, with the exception of possibly two monthe during the moult ing season. S. Because the poultry wllj yield him . m f a a qtflcKer return ror xne capital in vested, than any of the other depart ments of agriculture. 4. Because the manure from the poultry house will make a valuable composite for use in either vegetable garden or orchard. The birds them selves, if allowed, will destroy all in jurious insect life. ' 5. Because, while cereals and fruits can only be successfully grown in cer tain sections, poultry can be raised for table use or layers of eggs In any and every part of the country,, and at all seasons. 6. Because poultry raising is an em ployment in which the. farmer's wife can engage and leave him free to at tend to other departments of farm work. 7- Because It will bring the best re sults in the shape of new-laid eggs during the winter season, when the farmer has the most time ons. his hands. 8. Because to start poultry on the farm requires very little capital. MILK COOLER OF CONCRETE As Water Is Constantly Changing Milk Can Be Cooled ' In the Shortest Possible Time. The illustration shows a milk cooler that is very easily constructed by anyone and will repay its cost many times over in a season's use. A box form is constructed of the size you wish the outside of the cooler to be; the inside is made in the same man ner only about eight inches smaller so as to allow for a four-inch wall to the tank or cooler on all sides. The con crete is mixed, one part cement to five parts of sand and gravel, and the bot tom of cooler laid first; this may go three and one-half or four inches thick, as you desire; the box form for the inside is then set upon this floor or bottom at an equal distance from the outside form on all four sides, and the concrete for the walls placed and tamped down. At one end the wall is slightly lower in center to provide for Concrete Milk Cooler. an overflow, as shown. The tank should be high enough so that when filled with water It will be within two or three inches of the top of milk can, and as the water is con stantly changing, the milk can be cooled in the shortest possible time; it may also be built slightly larger to allow for ice to be packed around the milk cans, when it is desired to hasten the cooHag process. Growing pigs always pay ; their board bilL' : ; A little tankage and oil meal makes excellent feed for young pigs. A. few choice lambs make suitable farm companions for the children. - In the manger is the place to feed everything, and .- not out on the ground. Even the law that like produces like turns "flip-flops", when cross breeding Is practiced. One of the causes for weak lambs is the result of compelling the ewes to live on coarse foods. - , It will be a long time before there will be an oversupply of beef, pork and mutton, in thi3 country. Packers are 5 still talking, lower prices for hogs, but In spite of this talk the market continues healthy. Proper rearing and judicious man agement will result In -few bulls be coming vicious after they have grown old. ... ' : If one is obliged to feed timothy hay a good ration or Dran ana oats wui help to maintain the ewes in good condition.' " " ' V . Much lameness in horse3 is due to improper shoeing. Horses should be shod by competent blacksmiths. - Is yours one? Fix. & lamb' creep to exclude , the ewes, sprinkle a little bran in the troughs and you will very soon have the lambs eating. ; A flock of sheep will get more sub stance on poor land and at the same time do it more good than any other stock on the farm. There are too few good colts raised on the farms. ,This should not be, Don't leave this important Industry to the horse breeders alone. ". .:..." .;vv 11 ini" 1 A THRILLING SHOT. Old Joe was talking, as usual, for the edification of the company, and football experiences became the pet theme, relates Pearson's Weekly. "I shall never forget one final." said he. "We were drawn one all with about a minute to go, when I get the ball. Off I went, passing man after man, till I got within range, and then I paused. I can hear the crowd shout ing now,' 'Shoot, man, shoot." Draw ing one foot well back I let fly, and the yelV that went v up oh!" with a sigh of pain. V "Well, Joe, did you score?" asked one impatient listener. "Score? Gad! It took the missus fully ten minutes to get the bed rail irom between my toes." J . ' , Bright Prospects. A charming young woman walked into the stationer's shop in a village and - asked to see some typewriting paper. After making her selection she hesitated for a moment. "Do you make any reduction to clergymen?" she Inquired. "Yes," replied the etationer prompt ly. "Are you a clergyman's wife?" "No-o," she answered. - "A clergyman's daughter, probably." said the man as he tied up the pack age. " "No," was the young woman's hesi tating answer. "But" and she leaned over the counter and spoke in a con fidential whisper "if nothing happens I shall be engaged to a theological student as soon as he comes home from college next term." Everybody's Magazine. A SIMPLE ARRANGEMENT. . Pr Hardly Does you wife ever bother you about her new bonnets? Easy Not in the least When she wants one she simply gets it and has tha bill sent in.. How to Regulate It. Knicker Think the stock exchange should be regulated? Bocker Yes; It should be arranged for stocks to go up when you buy and go down when you sell. He Meant Well. Doctor Why don't you settle your bill? You said, when I was treating you, that you could never repay for for my efforts. Hardup I meant it, doctor. Resourceful. Widow Walt; I'll get you some glue with which to fasten his wig. - Undertaker Oh, that's not neces sary, i ve just used, a - coupie oi tacks! Punch. - - ' " Hardly-a Success. "Did your daughter have a fine wed- din Dennis?" - - "Only , fair. The presents were gr-grand, but there was no fight. - . A Peace Seeker. "Where . are (you going this sum mer?" . . - "Nowhere," replied Mr. Growcher. When everybody else is - pushing through-the boardwalk crowds and trying to listen to four different .kinds of music at once, I am going to stay home, where it's nice and quiet." Washington Evening Star. 1 7 In the Hospital Now.. "Biff kins, the bard, stood in. the street yesterday waiting for a thought to strike him."--- ; , ; "Well, did a thought strike him?:'' VNo, but an auto did." . ' ' Near-Enjoyment. ;; ' - : "You don't know what you miss when you can't listen to. the 'Honk!' of .your own automobile - "I don't know about that." I've got a pet goose." ; . : ' ".; : '.' A Danger. "... "It is a very' serious thing to have measles in a jail.'. "Why so. very serious?" i "Because it makes the Inmates breakout." ' ? i Much to Be Dreaded.' V; " "Airs, nummer is not what , you would call, a fierce old dowager, hope?" : . "Well, not exactly." Still, I would hate like, the dickens for her to look at me through her. lorgnette." " 1 Resemblance Impossible. , "Does your son look lik$ you?" "No," replied Farmer Corntossel; "and he never 'win. No power on earth could persuade Clyde Comtosae to wear whiskers and old clothes." Washington Evening Star. 1 WILLING TO COMPROMISE. Bang-JJy the way, old fellow, can you let me have two for a week? Wang Sorry, but I've only got a. dollar. . . .Bang All right let me have that for two weeks. , A Leader. "Mrs. Gluggins seems to be a sort of general leader in social matters here." . "Oh, yes, she is one to whom all the other ladies look first in social affairs." "Is her husband wealthy?" "Not so very." "Perhaps she comes of a distinguish ed family. Ancestors probably came over on the Mayflower." "Oh, no, it isn't that. You see, she has gone to Chicago six times to be operated on in hospitals." Epigrammatic. , "That wasn't a bad epigram on the magistrate's part," said the somewhat educated tramp who had been convict ed for vagrancy. "What did he say?" asked the tramp's pal. "Seven days," came the reply, "That ain't no epigram is it?" f "I'm sure it Is. I once asked a par son what an epigram was, and he said: "It's a short sentence that sounds light, but gives you plenty to think about." He Hadn't Forgotten How. "A man stepped on old Mr. Brig- gins' corn the other, day in a crowded trolley car, and despite the fact that Mr-Briggins' has been a deacon in' the church for twenty years, he swore like a trooper." "Well, when the time comes for Mr. Briggins to take the matter up with the Lord, he will doubtless be for given on the ground that no other provocation 60 quickly recalls the hab its of one's wild and wicked past." A Money Saver. "Thinks he's got a scheme for get- ing rich, eh?" . . "Yes, he has invented pneumatic tires for silver coins, so that a man's wife cannot hear them rattle." The Mother Tongue. "Do you realize the power of the mother tongue?" asked the young man who professed interest in literature. "Yes; and so does father," replied the young womanv - Their Haunts. . "Pop, whereabouts are the man- hunting tribes?" "They're about here,' sonny, in leap year." .'As It Seems to Them. Little Elsie Westlake-i-Is New York near the Atlantic ocean? Little Dottle Morningside No; the Atlantic- ocean is near New York. TOO BAD. Gus--I got. snubbed by that girl at the men's furnishings department. I asked for a standing collar, and winked and smiled at- per, and Tom Well? ! Gus And got a turn down. . Apprehensive. "Hamlet Fatt is timorous about ap pearing In this town." r 'Stage fright at his age? Why, he's been on the boards for years." "But this Is the first time he was ever tilled for .two nights in one place." : At the Matinee, i Enthusiast Oh, don't you love good play? , ' . v Modern Girl Yes. Indeed. It adds much to the scenic effect and cos tumes. Life. ' ' .