The Salvation of
B REV. JAMES M. CRAY. D. O.
Dm Moodr BMt InainiW
TKXT "It in not tlie will of your Kalh
r which Is In lieuven that one of these
little ones fthmilil perlRh." Malt. IN. 14.
I love JeSU bP-
cause hf loved
little children, t
love blm for
things chiefly b
cause he minis
ters to me daily
of h I grace
throuKb his word
and spirit Hut 1
have a peculiar
feeling of love
for hltn whenever
dwell on a little
"I think when I reml Hiut sweet Ki.ry
When JeKiifl wa here emuni; men.
Ho he railed little children a lutnt to
I tlx fold.
I should like to liv been with Him
In this chapter of Matthew he takea
a little child and sets him in the
midst of his disciples, not merely to
teach thoso disciples a lesson in
humility, but for the child's sake ns
ell as their sake. Me has something
lo leach them concerning the child
which they never knew, and could not
have known except for him. He tells
them such little ones are not to be
despised or Bet at naught, for the
most transcendent of reasons, name
ly, Uiat the Son of Man came into
the world to save them, and that it
ts not the will of his Father that one
of them Khould bo lost.
Christianity and the Child.
The world cared nothing for little
children before Jesus came and was
cradled in a manger. In splendid
Home, childhood had no rights other
than those which the sentiment of
the lather might fitfully concede to
It lie might abandon his child or
murder it as he chose. Greece set
the example to Rome In this respect,
since Spartan children were some
times beaten at the altar of Diana
until their life-blood ran out upon its
steps. It was not until Christianity
had begun to affect the Roman empire
that tevQ,-9r -UtM-eKU4rea -f"d ex
pression In literature, or that care for
them became the custom of the great.
There is great encouragement to us
Christian parents in the fact that the
soul of a little child Is as precious
In the sight of God as that of Its par
ent. It was Jesua who taught us this
and to his holy name should be the
praise. Let us act on this encourage
ment and bring our children to the
Lord that they may be saved.
Let us remember that our children
jieed salvation, for they were shapen
In iniquity and conceived in sin. Th?
Fifty-firxt Psalm teaches us this. It
was not personal disobedience on
their part that thus exposed them to
divine judgment, but that which pre
ceded It, that which was hereditary
and common to all the race. That
such sin Is In their being from their
very birth is proven by the lives they
live when they come to moral con
sciousness. Are they not selfish from
a very early age, and is not selfish
ness sin? Are they not disobedient,
and is not disobedience sin? Do they
not take things which belong to oth
ers? And is not this theft? Do the
not covet and falsify? Do they not
show wrath and hatred? And Is not
this the spirit of murder? There is
need of the regeneration of the Holy
Spirit in the child as truly as In the
parent of the child.
The Responsibility of Parents.
We parents have very much to do
with the salvation of our children.
First of all we can set a guard about
them, on the principle that "an ounce
of prevention is belter than a pound
of cure." We can keep our children
innocent of many things by warding
off the approach of evil. It should
uot be necessary for the state to
make such encroachments upon the
functions of the home as it is now
In the second place, we can set an
example to our children, an example
of self-denial and piety and obedience
to divine law. Will a child reverence
a God who is never worshiped In its
own home? Can God be exalted in the
esteem of little children when his
name is profanely used by their par
ents? Will children be likely to -o
to church or Sunday school whose
elders seldom do so? Will they love
purity where the opposite In before
them In the amusements and read
ing matter of the household? Will
they be honest, who hear money and
gain continually exalted around the
family table and at the fireside? Will
they speak the truth who witness ex
aggeration and falsehood In those
they are supposed to honor? In the
gospels we read that parents brought
their children to Christ, they did not
send them, and we, by example, must
do the same.
In the third place we can preuch
the gospel to our children and lov
ingly and faithfully talk with them
about their aln and about the Saviour
who died to take away their sin. We
can urge them to confess Christ and
pray for them, and better yet, prtty
with ibera that they uy be saved
TEA TABLE BISCUITS
IN ALL SORTS OF FORMS THKY
ARC IN HIGH FAVOR.
May Be Served In Whatever Manner
the Hostess Desires, and Will Be
Appreciated Some Ideas
That May Be Useful.
The housewife who understand
bow to make baking-powder biscuit,
flaky Inside and crusty out. has an
unlimited number of possibilities at
her command. For the afternoon tea
table these tiny biscuits are In high
favor and appear In many guises.
Rolled almost as this as a cooky,
sprinkled with grated cheese and
baked for about five minutes In a
moderate oven, they furnish an Ac
ceptable accompaniment for either
tea or coffee. Holled equally thin and
spread with a mixture of sugar and
cinnamon, moistened with melted but
ter, these crisp bits have a suggestion
of the much liked cinnamon bread.
A raisin Is a good center decoration,
or a few currants can be used in
stead. For the hostess who likes a bit of
novelty, what ts sometimes called a
"double biscuit." is an excellent ad
dition to the afternoon tea table.
After rutting the biscuit Into thin
rounds, put a half teaspoonful of Jam
or marmalade In the center of half
the number and cover with the re
maining halves. Let the filling he
kept well In the center, so that In
baking It will not ooxe out. Served
fresh from the oven, these are do
llclous little mouthfuls. A light
spreading of honey can be used in the
same way, or cream cheese, softened"
sufficiently, offers another change.
The same biscuit dough, made soft
enough to come under the heading of
a "drop batter," can be used for the
filling of tiny patty pans and baked
as one would little cakes. These bis
cuits, so baked, have a delicious quan
tity of crust, and their cunning site
always attracts attention from guests
who see them served for the first
time. Sets of these diminutive cake
tins can be found in various sizes,
the preferred style being arranged, for
the baking of a cake or biscuit scarce
ly more than an Inch in dlaineter.
The tins with fluted edges an, espe
cially good for the making c these
little biscuits. .'
With the same combination of tn
gredlenta an appetizing buchee Is
easily possible. Make the biscuit ot
suitable size and so that when baked
It will be about an inch thick. With
a pair of scissors clip rfway a bit of
the top crust, and In tbe cavity place
a dot of rich preserve. Leave uncov
ered ar-fhat VSv hit ot colored filling
may show prettily. A single pre
served strawberry Is the best for this
purpose. Not new, but always accept
able, are biscuits of this description,
with sufficient of the luslde crumb re
moved to allow of a teaspoonful of
richly dressed chicken or lobster
salad. A flaked sardine filling Is also
good, with Just a squeeze of lemon
Juice to each portion.
"Sunday the day of rest for every
thing but the digestion" ts many a
family's Idea of the Sabbath. You
doubt? Then consider the Sunday sup
per. What but an ostrich could prop
erly digest the combination of cold
ham. potato salad, pickles and other
Indigestible comestibles that are act
before the sluggish members of the
family who have been "resting" all af
ternoon? Perhaps the Sunday supper
Is to blame for blue Monday!
Then, too. In many families the din
ner is served late In the afternoon
and Is generally heartier than usual.
One needs therefore but little and that
little capable of easy digestion st the
Custard souffle Is a delicious varia
tion on the plain baked custard per
haps more like a baked omelet than a
custard. To make It, bring a cupful of
milk to the boiling point and then
pour it gradually on two tablespoon
f ula of flour mixed with the same
amount of butter. Cook the mixture for
eight minutes, taking great care that
it does not burn. Then add two table
spoonfuls of sugar beaten thoroughly
with the yolks of four eggs. I,et the
custard cool, add the beaten whites of
the four eggs and bake for twenty min
utes In a moderately hot oven. Serve
Immediately with Jelly or some light,
Mix one and one-half teaspoonfuls
of mustard, one and one fourth tea
spoons of salt, one teaspoon of pow
dered sugar, one-fourth teaspoon of
paprika, two eggs slightly beaten, one
half cup of vinegar and one-fourth
cup of olive oil. Cook over hot wa
ter until thick. Strain. Add two ta
blespoonfuls of melted butter, one
half tablespoon of curry powder, one
half tablespoon of parsley and one
half teaspoon of onion Juice. Mrs.
Charles II. Haldwln.
To Clean Mirrors.
Always use a soft linen rag, damp
ened with pure alcohol or brandy to
clean a mirror. Then polish the
mirror with tissue paper or a soft
cloth until it glistens. This gives
very good resulta.
Plain Lettuce Sandwiches.
Put fresh, crisp lettuce leaves,
ashed and thoroughly dried (between
clean towels) betweeu thiu slicea of
buttered bread, white or brown, or
both, having a teaspoon of mayonnaise
on each leaf.
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Canna and Salvia Form
(H.v KUES K. RKXKOUD.I
Every season I get letters from
women who love flowers, and take
great pride In their garden, asking if
I can't tell them about "something
new" in the way of beds, or of some
new and desirable plants. They want
something "a little different" from
what their neighbors have.
Now there are always new plants,
"novelties," the seedsmen call them
and almost invariably these plants arc
Introduced with a great flourish of
verbal trumpets. Whatever adjectives
are used in describing them are quite
sure to be in the superlative degree,
and It is not to be wondered at that
any flower-loving person's curiosity Is
excited by what the dealers have to
say about them, nor is It at all strange
that many persons are tempted to in
vesting In them. Of course one cannot
say anything as to the merits or de
merits of these plants until they have
Some of them prove to be valuable;
but, as a general thing, they are of
so little merit that we never hear any
thing about them after the second sea
son. Therefore, I have to say lo those
who ask advice about putting their
money Into "novelties," don't do It, un
less you have so much that you would
not mind the loss of what you invest.
Mere Is a suggestion for a bed that
ought to "work up" well: Fill the cou
ter wfth "Crimson Feather" Celos.a.
Edge it with I'adorae Sallero Gera
nium. The green and white foliage.' of
the latter ought to bring put tfcjy ityl-1
liant coloring of the Celosia lt -iet
Ing effect. Such a bed as this Is easily
made, and is a IIUlo out of the com
Here is another suggestion that will,
If followed out, give you a wonderfully
brilliant bed. In order to secure he
best effects from it, it should be gien
a prominent location.
Center of bed, scarlet salvia.
Surround this with calliopsis. rich
golden yellow and brown.
Border the bed with scarlet and yel
low coleus. Betting the colore alternate
ly, or using a row of each. A bed of
this kind will fairly blaze with color
The annual phlox adapts itself to
some lovely combinations. Vse the
pale pink, the delicate yellow and the
pure white varieties together, and
nave a veritable poem of harmonious
colors. These can be arranged in
rows, in circles, or planted In masses,
to suit individual taste.
It will be readliy understood, 1 think,
that I am fonder of harmonious color
effects than I am of a wide variety ot
color. A package of mixed sweet pea
seed will give you red, scarlet, purple,
carmine, pink, blue, yellow, lavender
and white flowers. Hut if you prefer,
instead, exquisite chords of color, you
will have to get packages of seed In
which each color Is by itself, and se
lect from these the colors which com
bine most satisfactorily.
An extremely brilliant bed can be
made with the petunia. Hut don't use
seed of mixed colors if you want the
best results. Kill the center with the
crimson or violet sorts, and edge the
bed with white varieties. In this way
you heighten the effect of each color
by contrast. If the two colors are scat
tered over the bed, in haphazard fash
Ion, the effect will be too bizarre to be
The foliage should not be cut off
when green, but allowed to wither and
then be removed. Transplanting or
any division of the bulbs is best per
formed in July or August. If this ap
eratlon is delayed until the fall more
or less Injury or check to the new
growths must take place.
Narcissi are hardy. They live in al
L,-.. .r. r-. v
5 Iviilfefei i; .,
Btd ef Chinese Peonies.
THE FLOWER GARDEN
a Brilliant Bit of Color.
most any soil or climate, and may be
left alone for several years after one
being planted. A rather deep anc
somewhat stiff soil is preferred that
In which the bulbs succeed best; and
If the position Is one particularly
shaded from lots of sunshine In the,
spring the flowers of some of the spe
cies retain their beauty for a much
longer period than they would if ex
posed to all the light and sunshine
The usual mode of propagation is by
off-sets, which should be collected
from the parent bulbs and planted out
separately for a year in order that
they may grow sufficiently large for
flowering. The inujority of the species
Increase somewhat freely by this
method and permanent clumps may be
lifted, and '.heir offsets removed,
should there be a danger of injury
caused by the (lowering bulbs being
overcrowded, ensuing from their mul
tiplying. The process of raising plants
from seeds is a slow one, but Is prac
ticed for raising new varieties. Seeds
should be sown soon after being col
lected, in pans of sandy and rather
loamy soil. Young bulbs should be
planted in a prepared border, and do
not require more than one inch of
MUSCOVY DUCK Fs
Size Is One of Strongholds of
Breed. But not Satisfactory
to Market Young
Illy . U. UAVVHON.l
We have In the Muscovy one of the
most prolific of all the varieties, of
ducks, especially for the farmer.
Young ducks marketed before Christ
mas time brought $l.f0 each and year
lings 'i each.
The size is one of the sirough hold
of this breed, but they are not satis
factory If you wish to market them at
ten or twelve weeks, as they will uot
mature so rapidly as the Prkiu. How
ever, they can be raised on about halt
the feed which the other ducks re
quire and they are very hardy and
We have raised large broods in the
open fields, never feeding them, aud
find they are very much like the tur
key in this respect. Those wishing
an ornamental as well as the most
profitable of all the dVcks will find the
Tbey make scarcely any noise un
less molested, and are less of a pud
dler than any of the other varieties,
and they can be kept where any other
variety would make anything filthy.
They make a fine cross with any
variety of duck and make a grand ta
ble fowl when crossed with the Pekin.
We are breeding all varieties of
ducks and find either the pure bred or
the crossed birds profit-producers.
The progeny of the cross-bred birds
will not breed and are like the Cana
dian geese hi this respect.
The Muscovy is found wild in South
America aud Hrazll and they are ex
tensively domesticated In Europe,
whero tbey are bred In great num
bers. Tbey live to a good old age, aa we
have one female in a flock eight years
old and lias wou many first pre
miums. If they are not allowed to hatch
their eggs they will lay morn or. less
from April to November. They molt
but once during the year, and it re
quires five weeks to hatch the eggs.
-C: J ' J
GOOD STORY WITH A MORAL
Excellent Illustration Showing That
Nobody Amounts to Much Who
There wan a large Thomss rat that
had Its habitation In a store, the To
peka Capital says. It wan reported to
be a fine blooded animal from a faintly
of dlstinguiahed rat destroyers. The
cat waa a beauty and everybody round
the store took a turn at furnishing
grub suited to the taste of a blooded
It was observed, however, that there
waa no reduction of the rat or mice
population, and the proprietor of the
store commenced to Inquire into the
reason why. Ho first tried the cat on
a rat that bad been caught in a trap,
but the feline expressed no interest or
animation. He looked at the rat and
then walked away. The storekeeper
waa disappointed, but not entirely dis
couraged. He thought perhaps that
cat's specialty was mice, and as he
had a mouse or two that had been
caught alive in a trap, he turned them
loose in front of the cat, but it paid
no more attention to them than a
sheep would do to a rare done beef
steak. "I think," said the storekeeper, "that
I am onto this situation. I will fire the
next employe who gives that cat any
thing to eat." For two days the
Thomas cat did a good deal of bowling
and wore a look of injured Innocence.
He felt that he had been wronged, and
wan ready to start an Insurrection, but
as that didn't seem to get him any
where, he turned loose on the rats and
mice In a way that was surprising.
The second day after this change of
programe the rats held a convention
to consider what ought to be done.
When the leading orator among the
rats arose, he said: "Fellow rats, this
Is no time for talk. What we want to
do is to move. That cat hasn't any
more natural ability than he had be
fore, but be has concluded that he
either has to hustle or starve, and I
have discovered that when a cat gets
In that frame of mind his neighbor
hood Is no place for rats."
Many men and women, as well as
rata, have never amounted to a whoop
Just because they never had to hustle.
DEVICE TO MAKE GOLF BALLS
Sphere Retts on Plunger and la Press
ed Up Against Die Designed by
Pennsylvania Man. (
An apparatus for imparting to golf
balls their peculiar pock-marked com
plexion has been designed by a Penn
sylvania man. ArlHing from a metal
base Is a metal standard with an over
hanging and bifurcated arm. In the
bifurcations of this arm a rotary die
Is pivoted. Directly below this die is
a vertically moving plunger that is op.
prated by a little lever at the side and
Golf Ball Maker.
that has a spring attachment to con
trol Its movement. On top ot the plun
ger is a cup into which a golf ball Is
placed. By pressing down on the lever
the rlunger rises and the ball is
I'TORsec against the die. The force of
the impact la sufficient to set the die
revolving and it continues to revolve
as the ball rises agalnts it. This has
the effect of turning the ball around In
the cup so that it is stamped around
Its entire circumference.
Rewarded by the Boss.
The office boy had been discovered
In a lie. It was not one of the ordinary
prevarications of our everyday world,
but quite a serious and deliberately
"Do you know, my lad," asked a
clerk in kind tones, "what becomes of
lads who trifle with the truth?"
"Ay," waa the confident reply, "the
boss sends them out traveling when
they grow up!" Weekly Telegraph.
In the Day of Pa's Youth.
Little Kendrick was nicking elabo
rate preparations to go to the zoo.
"Oh, aay," he t ried. "I must have
bag of lump sugar! 1 can have lots
of fun with a bag of lump sugar and
"When 1 was your age." said his
father, "I could have a lot of fun with
a bag of lump sugar without uny ele
Why He Escapee.
"You ought to he spanked, young
"I know it, but I'm not likely to be."
"Well, pa and ma haven't ever beeo
able to agree as to which une of them
out'bt to do it."
UNIQUE AFTER-DINNER TRICK
Hanntr of Cutting Apple Into Sis
Piece by Two straight Slashes
Is Shown In Illustration.
Mnch amusement may be obtulneil
after dinner by cutting a wedgo out ot
an apple, as Is Indicated In the dia
gram, and make six gashes, as is
When this has been don challenge
any one to divide the apple Into six
pieces by only two straight cut, so
Dividing the Apple.
that there shall be one of the gnnus
In each piece.
The Illustration shows how the ap
ple may be divided Into six pieces br
two straight cuts, so that there shall
be a gash in each piece.
First cut the apple through the dot
ted line, then place the upper piece
How Apple Is Cut.
shown at the side of the larger
piece, and moke the second cut
straight through where the line ia
The players must all arrange them
selves In a circle. The leader then
tells them that he la about to give
each the name of some anlmul, and
that when he drops the handkerchief
which he Is holding in his hand, be
wants them all to make the cry of
the animal which they are supposed
to represent. He then goes round the
circle and whispers to every player
except one, the injunction to "remain
silent.'' To the one player alone he
whispers, "The donkey." ""This" lielng;
done, he takes up his position in the
center of the circle, and, holding the
handkerchief aloft, says, "Now then,
are you ready? All together," and
drops the handkerchief. For half a
second there Is dead silence, which la
broken by the voice of the victim W
ing uplifted In a deep stentorian
It's a Fact That
The greatest depth of the sea yet
discovered is 32. OSS feet.
The hair grows considerably faHer
during summer than during winter.
Ao orange tree will continue to
bear fruit until It Is 160 years old.
Rice forms the principal article of
food of about a third ot the human
On some of the large Arlan.tlo
steamers there are aa many aa ISO
The largest opal In the world,
weighing seventeen ounces, is worth
$300,000 and belongs to the emperor
The Worst Yet
Johnny handed the following uote
from his mother to the teacher on
Dere Teeclier You keep tellln' my
boy to brethe with bla diafram.
Maybe rich children has got diafrarov,
but how about when there father onlj
makes tl.SO a 'day and has got five
children to keep? First It's one
thing, then It'a another, and now it'a
dlaframs. That's the worst yet
Ladies' Home Journal.
What motive had the Inventor of
railroads In view?
Why are somo men like glow
worms? 'tecauxe It must be dark when they
Why cannot a thief eaBily steal a .
llecause he must take it off its
What la the hardest tblug to deal
Au old pack ot cards.
Why la a banker's clerk necesHanly
I well informed?
because be Is continually taking
Why should a man uutued lieu
marry a glii called Anne?
liecauae he would be Kenny fitted,
and she Auuie-niated.
Where lies the pathy of duty?
Through the custom house.
Why Is a cautious, prudent man Ilka
! a pin?
I llecauve his bead prevents biui from
; going too lar.
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