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I The Company We Keep hr REV. JAMFS M. CRAY. D. D. Dm ai Mearfr Bhk lamM TEXT lllewd In the man thai walk th not In th counsal o( th ungodly. Paalm l.U Who are the ungodly? There eems to be distinction be tween them and open sinners, be cause the same verse says, "that walketh not In the counsel of the ungodly, nor tandeth In the way of Inner.' This distinction la not one that has any bearing on the day of Judgment, for all men In the sight of God are divided Into but two great classes, not the good and the bad, subjectively considered, "for there Is none good, no, not one," but believers and unbelievers the saved and the lost. Any other distinctions are only of a secondary kind and limited to the things of earth. For example. when we speak of an adulterer or a drunkard, we associate with him the name of "sinner," but when we speak of an outwardly moral man who nev ertheless acknowledges no allegiance to the God of the Bible, we think of him as "ungodly." The latter Is un concerned about his personal salva- tlon. Living an honest life as the world goes, be believes be will fare well enough at the last. He would not deny the existence of God and a future life, but be has no particular or - transforming Ideas about either. r The "ungodly" Is a character with which most of us are more likely to come in close contact than the open sinner, and for that reason he Is ca pable of more harm. We would not willingly associate with notorious transgressors, the libertine, the liar or the Sabbath breaker, but this other class of persons are not so well under stood. Like a well dressed pick pock et, they may walk or sit by our side and rob us of that which Is more val uable than the "gold which perish' eth, and yet we may remain for a while unconscious of our loss. In deed, "ungodly" persons may be de sirable to be acquainted with In a cer tain serine. They may Increase our profits or enliven our domestic circle, but all the time they will be as the gilded bait covering the deadly hook! The Mark of tha Ungodly. The Psalmist names one dlstln guishing mark of the "ungodly" as his "counsel." In other words, he thinks, not wisely, or deep or well, but he thinks. He also criticises, advises and recommends. His voice la heard In the popular magazine and work of Action. He is your companion on a railway train, or In a hotel lobby. You meet him In your store or shop, and It will not be long before he exhibits his missionary seal. "Look at me," he says, "and thousands like me, who reject all this nonaenae about salva tion and the authority of the Bible are we fools T" "How can Christian' lty be the divine religion to the exclu sion of every other, when Its number are comparatively ao small?" This ia the way he Insidiously argues. But what la meant by "walking In tbla counsel?" Are we to abandon so ciety, retire from business, and put an end to converse with our fellow- men T Being In the midst or the un godly," how can we avoid walking with them? The answer la that we Chrietiantlty In Buainasa Life. Men are asking everywhere this question: "Ia It possible for a man to be engaged In the activities of our modern life, and yet be a Christian? Is it possible tor a man to be a brok er, a shopkeeper, a lawyer, a mechan ic ia it possible for 9 man to be In a business of today and yet love his God and his fellow man as himself?" I do not know what transformations these dear businesses of yours must under go before they tihall be true and Ideal homes for the child of God, but I do know I hut upon Christian mechauica and Christian brokera and Christian lawyers and Christlau men In business today there rests an awful and a beautiful responsibility to prove if you can prove it that these things are capable of being made divine; to prove that a man can do the work which you have been doing tbls nioruing, aud will do thla afternoon, and yet shall love bia God aud his fel low man as himself. If he cannot, what busluess have you to be doing them? It be can, what business have you to be doing them so poorly, car nally, and unsplrltually that men look All Modsrn Improvements. Sparker and Plug bad Just returned from a glorious spin In Sparker'a branduew automobile, and as they sat In Sparker'a library tbey talked of many things despite the noise Sparg er's youngster were making. "Tell you what, 8prkr." said Plug, "you've a fine, besltfty lot of children. By the nay, bow a any have you?" "Sven." aald Sparker, prcudly. "You know, I've ofteu nc&dered." wsat on Plug, "whether yet people need not walk with them In the moral sense and of free choice. If we gti among them In the path of duty we shall be upheld by divine grace, and If the demands of our vocation bring us there, the necessity of entering that aoclety In distinction from select ing It, will put us on our guard and be an antidote to the Infection. But we must not put ourselves willingly In their society. We must resist Induce ments to make one of them, and sacrt flee worldly convenience, if need be, In order to honor God and maintain the purity and development of our souls. Such society Is unnecessary to us In any other sense than the one al ready admitted, because God has "7,000 left In Israel who have not yet bowed the knee to Baal." We can say In the language of the Canticles, "Tell me, O Thou Whom my soul lovest, where Thou feedest, where Thou makest Thy flock to rest at noou; for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of Thy companions?" Sin Progressive. The verse from which our text is taken Is a sentence. In which the same thought Is repeated more than once with a slight addition to It each time That Is, three characters are repre sented, each exceeding the other In wickedness the "ungodly," the "sin ner," the "scornful." The first walks, the second stands, the third sita down, completely gives up himself to oppo sition to God. The teaching Is that sin Is progressive, and as an old com mentator says, "he who walks In the counsel of the ungodly will soon stand In the way of slnnners, and be who stands In the way of sinners will ultimately sit down In the seat of the "scornful." One blessing therefore, which accrues to him that "walketh not In the counsel of the ungodly" Is that from which he is prevented. He is prevented from growing worse. But Is a positive blessing also, for the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly Is likely to walk In the coun sel of God. "His delight will be In the law of God, and In his law will he meditate day and night" As a con sequence there shall be seen in him growth and fruitfulness, "and he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brlngeth forth his fruit In bis seaBon; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper." "Lord, Thst W May Receive Our Sight." What reason have we to think any other station In the universe more sanctifying than our own? There Is none, so far as we can tell, under the more Immediate touch of God; none, whence sublimer deeps are open to adoration; none, murmuring with the whisper of more thrilling affections, or enobled as the theater of more glorious duties. The dimness we de plore no traveling would cure; the most perfect of observatories will not serve the blind; we carry our dark ness with us; and Instead of wan derlng to fresh scenes, and blaming our planetary atmosphere, and flying over creation for a purer air, It be hooves us, In simple faith, to sit by our own wayside aud cry, "Lord, that we may receive our sight." James Martlneau. Radiant With His Goodness. Every atom of the Old nature, sel fishness and pride and passion, should be expelled from us, and we should be so fashioned Into affinity with Christ that his light will kindle us and ahlne In and through ua. Then we ahall no longer be dim and dasky figures, faint Images of Jesus, but shall be trans parent with hi Spirit and radiant with hla goodnesa. We shall cast no shadow on our human kind, but our presence will shed light and guidance, healing and good cheer. We ahall be strong and calm, with aerenity and peace, poise and power. If Christiana more fully attained and filled out tbla beautiful name and ideal, they would have more warmth and Joy, the world would not be so dark, and Christ him self would be seen aa the Light of tha world. on them and shake their heads with doubt? It belongs to Christ In men, first, to prove that man may be a Christian and yet do business; and in the se,oond place, to show how a man, aa he becomes a greater Chris tian, shall purify and lift the business which be does and make it the worthy occupation of the son of God. Klshop Phillips Brooks. True Success, Wyclift translates, "The lxrd wan with Joseph and "he was a lucky fel low." Heal prosperity is from God All good plans and business sugges tion are ot bis Inspiration. Man plus God spells real success. The Ixrd Is the unseen partner of the truly suc cessful life. Why do we not make him more fully the helper In our secular life? The wren would never be a singer If It bad to take music lessons from the crow. Tbe devil never get far away from the fault fludlng man and the acoldinf woman. with so many children bav auy par ticular favorites." "Well, no." answered Sparker, hesi tatingly; "that is to say, you know, w don't have favorites exactly, hut ot course you can't help being more In terested In this year's model than la some of the earlier oues!" Crucial Point. Bride's Motlier "Wers you nervous during the ceremony?" Bride Well. 1 lost u.y self possession when pa gave u aay to Cbaiiey.'-r Juut. WAR ON HOG CHOLERA Serum Developed by Department of Agriculture Used. Cleaning Up of Infection I Hug Job, But Believed Can Be Accomplished Sam as Eradlcstlon of Tick In South. Beginning with a few counties in Iowa and Indiana, the department of agriculture Is commencing a campaign for the eradication of hog cholera. A tbls disease Is as widespread a the bog raising Industry, which cover the whole country, the cleaning up of the Infection I a large order. It 1 be lieved, however, that It can be done In much the same way that the cattle tick Is being eradicated from the south. Before the tick eradication work started It was feared that It was an Impossible task. The expert of the department, however, figured out meth od of cattle dipping, pasture rotation and other mean of control so that now a quarter of the area In the south that formerly was under strict cattle quarantine has been declared tick free and released. Counties adjoining the cleared territory bsve seen the bene fit and are taking up the work so that eventually the impossible will be ac complished and the whole of the south will be turned Into a cattle-raieing country. It Is thought that the same thing can be done with bog cholera. Congress last year appropriated $76,000 to start the work. The beginning In Iowa will be in co-operation with the Iowa State college. The method used will be the serum that was developed by Doctor Dorsett of the depa'tment of agricul ture. Hog cholera Is by all odds the great est scourge of the bog-ralslng Industry, It was estimated that It cost the farm' ers last year $60,000,000. Before the discovery of the serum treatment the toll was still larger. Cholera was re garded as Inevitable and was almost always fatal. There was no protection against it except aegregatlng the well hoga, and thla precaution waa uncer tain. The Injection of the serum gives im munlty from attack even on close con tact The immunity la not permanent. but it lasts long enough to allow clean lng up an entire community. It was estimated that the second year the serum was in use it saved about $!!, 000,000. Now many of the states are manufacturing the serum in their own agricultural laboratories and distribute It free on application. The plan for cleaning up the country is to commence on county areas, a Is being done In Indiana and low' lid gradually spread the work, clean.. jFip in widening circles and preventing kB Importation of the disease by careful quarantine. Any specific local outbreak will be wiped out as quickly as it can be located. It may be the work of years to get all the country cleaned, but it Is be lieved once It is cleaned it can be kept so. This will mean a great Increase in the hog-raising industry, larger profit and a proportionate reduction iu the price of meat REWINDING OF BARBED WIRE Excellent Us May Be Mad of Old Buggy Axle and Wheels Two Men Required to Operate. The sketch shows a very useful de rice for winding loose wire and taking up old wire fences. Procure an old buggy axle and wheels, and fasten two two-by-four stick five feet long to the axle a Illustrated. Provide that front end with a rod, the end of which Is bent to form a crank. Two bent sail hold the block which bad to be cut out to allow the rod to be put In place. When the 1S1 To Rewind Barbsd Wire. pool 1 on, the nails are twisted so as to keep the rod In place. If the rod does not hold the spool tightly, use wedges, writes Carl Achillea In the ludepeudeut Farmer. Ono man pushes, aud the mun in front turns the crank. Wire can be wound as fast aa a man can walk and Just aa evenly a when bought new. Sav the Manure. In promptly haudling baruyard manure, the farmer can save or lose hundreds of dollar annuully. A ma nure heap 1 a but bed of bucterlul activities. Some of , the nit roue u la formed Into ammouia and passes luto tha air; this is a clear loss. Some Is transformed Into nitrates, which are soluble. These are washed out by ruius and sink Into the soil or run eff into tha ditch; tbls also is a direct lose. Some la formed by bacteria into nitrates and these nltratea attacked by another specie of bacteria which change into nitrogen (as, which pass es Into tbe air and 1 lost. Hint for Horssmsn. Never start to lead the horse from his stall till you hold or fasten back the door. Door have been known to wing to where tbey were not fast ened open, catching the horse head, th animal pulling back and breaking tils neck. EXCELLENT HAY RACK LIFT Much Manual Labor May B Saved by Um of Dtvlc Shown In Illus trationHow Worked. (By J. WE8I.KT G1UFF1N.) Much heavy lifting may be avoided by having a place on which tbe bay rack may rest when not In use. By making a support something Ilka the one shown In the drawing, not only the heavy lift may be avoided but much time saved. I have known a niany as three men to lose an hour each, going to and from the field. Just to change a wagon body and the bay frame. This was at a time when time was valuable, more so than other times. With a lift like this one, or something similar, one man can change framea with ease and dispatch. All one has to do Is to drive be tween the posts at the lower end. Tbe rack will be lifted from the wagon as To Load th Rack. the team draw It through. The lift should be the same height at the top of tbe lowest posts, as the top of the wagon wheels, the rear ones, then the rack 1 raised above the wheels the wagon will pass out, leaving the rack high and dry. When ready to load the rack, simply drive between the posts, under the rack, and slip back tbe rack, at tbe same time back the wagon. As soon as the rear ot the rack rests on the wagon, stand on the rear of the rack and your weight will hold the rack In place while the team la backed far enough to let the front of the rack fall in place. MONEY IN QUINCE GROWING There la Unlimited Demand for Tham and Fruit I Neglected Mors Than Any Other. Two acrea of quincea ought to make more money for the farmer than 20 acrea of apples, according to J. C. Whltten, professor of horticulture in the Ohio College of Agriculture, In a lecture to the pomology class. "Tbe quince 1b more neglected in proportion to its merits than any of our orchard frulte," he said. "Nobody ever saw an overplus of quinces. There is an unlimited demand for them. If the farmer has a place where they will do well, the crop properly handled will pay better than any of our orchard fruits. The fruit is the firmest we have to ship, the most handsome aud the best keeper." According to Professor Whltten, quince-growing has never had a boom. "This is because the quince grown un der ordinary treatment, as most of our apples and other fruits are growji, does not have a good flavor and is poor in nnaJltv. The trees must have individ ual care and expert treatment. It re quires the greatest skill to select tne rlzht site for the orchard. If prop erly bandied, pruning, spraying and picking are easier tnan in our oiner orchards. "When cooked the quince Is tbe best of our core or atone fruits. For pre serves, Jellies and the like, the quince is tbe richest moet highly flavored and the moat delicious fruit we have." SELF-BOILED LIME SULPHUR Expert of Alabama Experiment Sta tion Give Soma Excellent Advice on Spray Material. Writing in regard to the use of self-boiled lime-sulphur solution to combat the San Jose scale, Dr. W. E. Hinds of the Alabama experiment station says: "We cannot depend upon the heat ot the lime to produce a combination that will be effective a a winter wash against San Jose scale. ... I fear that the writers recommending thla, confuse the preparation of self boiled lime sulphur tor summer use for brown rot with the fire-boiled waBh for the scale. An ineffective wash mean waste ot the materials, labor and perhaps the ruin ot the or chard also. "There Is, ot course, latitude for some variation in the proportion of lime and aulphur, ranging between fifteen pounds and twenty pounds of earth. Considering tbe danger of get ting a poor grade of lime, and the cheapness ot that material, 1 bellev It advisable to use slightly more lime than sulphur. I would advise eight een or twenty pounds of lime aud fif teen pounds of sulphur to make fifty gallons of wash. It is necessary to boil thla for at least thirty minutes. and better, for forty-five or more, to get the most effective wash. Rape for Fall Fd. Kape sown at tbe rate of two pounds to the acre in the cornfield when tbe lust plowing baa been done, or eveu later, will often turnlsh a wealth of fall feed for sheep, swine aud cat- tie other than uillch cows. Such a plan la especially good If "boggtug off" corn Is cousidered. Lambs will eat tbe rape and not waste any of the corn, aud will pro duce meat at a minimum of expense. It will be advisable to snap or huak the corn before any other animals are turned luto th Meld. 13 NOT NUMEROUS, BUT EARNEST, "What this hall lighted up for?" Inquired the reporter. "This is a meeting to protest against any further delay in putting lamps at the corners of this street" said tbe man -occupying the big chair on the platform. "You seem to be tbe only person here." "Yes, and there ought to be a full house. I tell you, sir. It's a blamed outrage that tbls part of town baa been neglected ao long, and " "Say you're a pretty husky citizen. How much do you weigh?" "Two hundred and thirty-nine pounds. What'a that got to do with f "I'll Just say the meeting was large ly attended and full of enthusiasm.' Goodnight" Mad th Sal. "Let me see some ot your black kid gloves," said a lady to a shop assist ant. "These are not the latest style, are they?" she asked when the gloves were produced. "Yes, madam," replied the shopman. "we have had them in stock only two days." "I didn't think they were because the fashion paper says black kids have tan stitches and vice versa. I sec the tan stitches, but not the vice versa." The shopman explained that vice versa was French for seven buttons, so she bought three pairs. His "Herein" Was th Worry. "I say. Sambo," asked a man of an Improvident negro who had lost a Job for the third of fourth time. aren't you worried over the ques tion of wherewithal to support you?" "Lordy, Marse Henry," was the re ply, "I ain't worryin' 'bout wherewith al; l's worryin' 'bout de wherefore fur de herein." STARTING EARLY. Mrs. Newwed I'll never leave baby with my brother to mind again. Mr. Newwed Why not? Mrs. Newwed I left baby with him today and when I came home, th baby was playing with a park of cards and a box of poker chips. Never Again. Un smoked just one No mora, you bt! Eh calls it now A "slckaretts." Her Nssd. Matrimonial Agent What kind of a husband do you- want? Girl One who doesn't smoke, drink or swear, who brings me chocolates and takes me to theater and restau rants every day. Matrimonial Agent You don't want a husband. What you want is a beau. Judge. Basis for Calculation. He Before ve go to Europe 1 must see vot dem dourlst gompanles vould scharge. She Vould you l ink of goln' mlt von ot dem gompanles? He No; but votefer dey would scharge ve ought to be able to do it for less. Puck. Nothing Strange About That. "Queenle. you are accustomed to speaking of you if elf as exceedingly plain, but you dou't know how your face grows on one!" "Oh, yes, 1 do, George; it grew oo me, dldu t It?' ' Unkind Thought. Bacon What has become of the old fashioned bicycle rider who could get himself arrested for scorching? Egbert 1 expert he's scorching in some other world now. On Exemption Sura. Patience A oclety has made Will an offer to buy all the songs he write In a year. 1'atrlre 1 know very ell it can't be the Humane society. In Disguise. "I.et us give that man Into custody. He is wearing false whiskers. " "Go slow." 'Hut he must be up to something nefarious." "Maybe be' only protecting him self He miy be an umpire off duty." His Class. "Wheu a man is crany about oscula tion "Well?" "Couldn't be be correctly described ' as a kissing bug?" Needles Alarm. An old German farmer entered the) office of a wholesale druggist on morning and addressed the proprietor: "MlHter Becker, I have der schmail pox" "Merciful heavens, Mr. Jacobs!" ex claimed Becker, as the office fore) scrambled over each other In their hurry to get out, "don't come any nearer." "Vol's der madder mlt you fellers, anyhow?" quietly replied Jacobs. "I say I haf der schmail pox of butter out In mine wagon, vot Mrs. Becker or tered las' week alreaty." National Food Magazine, TURN ABOUT IS FAIR PLAY. The Reformer Well, some day w will have law abolishing trusts. Tha PnlltlfUn Varv unfair Th trusts haven't made any threats about abolishing the laws. Bitten Yet If any one on rarth has got More rrdbug than are mine They're vom off than I am and thv Mar have my baron rind. Counter-Thrust "A very good retort!" said Senator Lodge In an argument over the Immi gration bill. "A very good retort In deed! It reminds me of Weeks. "Weeks and his wife were quarrel ing. " "The night you proposed," said Mrs. Weeks, with a hard, scornful laugh, 'you acted like a fish out of wa ter.' "Weeks sighed. " 'But a very cleverly caught fish, he said in a musing voice." Selling Relics. "You say this sword came from a genuine battlefield" - "Yep." "How much?" "Three dollars, with an appropriate anecdote. Or, if you don't care for the anecdote, you can have the sword for two dollars." Shy on Idea. "Sometimes," declared Mrs. Wom bat, "I think men are too feeble-minded for any use." "How, now?" "For twenty years I've asked my husband dally what he wanted for din ner, and he's never been able to make a suggestion yet" Numbered. "What mover did you engage tbla year?" the wife asked. "The same old man," replied bubby. "You know, be bas the combination of our numbered furniture." Judge. Knew HI Capacity. "Well, where have you been?" "My dear. If I should try to tell you all the place I've been " "I Judge by your condition that y have been to more than seven.'" OBSCURE. "Ah! Hack from your vacation, t see. Did you find what you wauted. an obscure little village, far away from civilisation?" "My boy. It exceeded my wildest dreams. Why, that towu didn't even Issue souvenir postcards." Youth's Indiscretions. Though Willi Moth waa young and green. Of rouise, h thought ti km-, it all; That's why he brua-d that iiv had bum lnvltil to a camphor ball. Expert Advic. "Shall 1 marry Mr. Wombat, who la forty, or Mr. Wopp. who I twenty ? They both earn the same salary " "Marry the young msa He'll nag less about expenses." "Why so?" "He can't remember alien price wer lower."