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AMUSING GAME FOR PARLOR Cross Questions Are Made and Crook ed' Answers Given- One Must Not Laugh Nor Smile. ' The players arrange themselves In a circle, and the first player commences the game by asking: his neighbor a question, and receiving a reply. The second player must do likewise, until every player has both asked a Question and received an answer. The last player then asks a question of the first, who replies with the answer giv en him to the question, which he, in the first Instance, asked the second player. - Another, and in most people's opin ion much more amusing, way of play ing the game, is for the players to seat themselves opposite to each other in two rows, the ladies on one side and the gentlemen" on the other. Two of the players, a lady and a gentleman, remain standing. When the rest of the players are all comfortably set tled, the lady walks down the line be hind the gentleman, and asks each in torn a question. The gentleman at the same time whispering in the ears cf the ladies opposite ridiculous an swers to the questions which are be ing asked, the nature of which he Is entirely ignorant Then, starting at - he head of the line, the first gentle man repeats the question which was asked him, and the opposite lady re plies. The re8tof the company are naturally highly amused at the absurd combinations, but the gentleman ask ing the question, and the lady reply ing, may neither laugh nor smile. If they do, they are obliged to pay for feits, and retire from the game. CONVENIENT FOR FISH HOOKS Hat Band Arranged for Carrying Flies and Leader Pockets ' Free for Other Things. This hat . band for anglers does away with the necessity of carrying pockets full of fly books. In the cen- Hat Band Fly Book. tral pocket of the band Is an oiled silk bag and pad for leaders, and the flies are carried on" either side. RIDDLES. What Is the best word of command to give a lady .who is crossing a mud ry road? Dress up in front, close (clothes) up behind. Why is a postman in danger of los ing his way?. Because he is guided by the direc tion of strangers. What fruit is like a statue? . Fig (ef-fi-gy). .Why should Denmark be an emi nently religious country? Because it has had so many Chris tians kings. What would Neptune say If the sea were dried up? I haven't a notion (an ocean), ' ; ' -. ' What belongs to yourself, butyls used by your friends more than by yourself? Your name. Where can happiness always be found? In the dictionary.' - My first Is equality, my second is Inferiority, my whole is superiority? Matchless. Why does the ; butcher's' knife al ways keep the books? Because the business is a joint af- fair.- - "Why are pawnbrokers like' pioneers of progress? Because they are always ready to make an aivanoe. .. Why Is a ship like a woman 1j - . Because, she Is often tender to a man-of-war,- sometimes attached to a great buoy, and frequently making up to a pier (peer). ' Enloyina the Service. Eight-year-old Donald was usually restless in church, so his mother was doubly gratified one Sunday morning to see him Bitting with clasped hands and bowed head throughout a lengthy prayer.- - When, Liter, she expressed appre ciation or; Lis. attentive manner the boy's face iwftened with a pleasant memory. ; "That fly,"- he chuckled. walked In . and out of my hands ex cuj ucaes. narpers Magazine. SWIMMING BOOT IS HELPFUL Paddle .Blade . Moves Like Fin When Leg Is Kicked Out, Giving, In creased Speed and Power. Strictly speaking, this should not be called a boot at all, but the device fits around the leg In such a manner as to Justify the name. It. was invent ed by an Ohio man and is said to en able a swimmer to get much greater speed with much less effort. A hing ed 'blade is fastened to " the leg by straps that go around the limb and under the foot When the leg is drawn forward through the water the blade lies close against it but when the kick back comes the blade stands out straight and acts like a fish's fin to afford resistance to the water. There are stops at top and bottom to prevent the blade from making the complete semi-circle on its forward Swimming Boot movement Obviously, a devise of this kind greatly Increases the power behind the stroke and enables a swim mer to make remarkable headway. x GAME OF IDENTITY PLEASING One Player Is Asked Questions Until He Recognizes Character He Then Represent. There are two ways of playing the game. The first method is to sena one player out of the room.' The oth ers then decide upon a well-known character in history or fiction whom the absent one its to represent He Is then recalled and each of the others. In turn, asks him a question about himself until he recognizes the charac ter that has been thrust upon him. On his return the player may be assailed with such questions as: "Did you like life on an Island?" "You must have grown tired of keeping your arms crossed on your chest for so many pic tures, didn't you?". "How many of your brothers were kings?" , "Is. your present residence In Paris to your lik ing?" It would probably require no more questioning to indicate that Na poleon was the character chosen. The other form of the game allows the person who goes out to decide upon a character to represent and then act It out for the others to guess Sometimes the company- is divided into two groups and each side in turn acts out an event in the career of the character chosen. PRICE OF ELECTRIC , MOTORS Ingeniously Devised . Board Used In Toy Department for Demon strating New Apparatus. - In the electrical toy department of a large department store is this in geniously devised board for demon strating electric motors. In front of each motor is a small, low voltage, incandescent lamp about one Inch In diameter with the price of the motor painted upon the glass. A transform er is used and the lights are kept Practicable Counter Display. burning all. the time, says the Popular Electricity.' Push buttons enable the salesman to run any . motor and light its lamp. ' - j ; ; Five Senses.- . ' A teacher was trying to have his pu pils form some conception of the five senses, but one little chap failed to grasp any idea of the lecture, says the Youngstown Telegram. - ."You know . I am . here, ; don't . you , Johnnie?" - . : Johnnie nodded assent - "Well, how do you know?" "I can' uee you." "Exactly; there you have the first of the tenses, 'seeing.'- Now, if you should close you eyes would you still know I ara here?" . "Yes. sir." . . - : ,"And how would you know?'' . 1 "With his face, beaming with in telligence, Johnnie quickly re sponded; "I know, teacher; I can smell, too." ; ! i Seasoned Youth.' "Don't go near that old fellow In the pasture; sonny," the farmer warn ed the fresh-air child. "He's terribly fierce." ; ; f:- "I tried him out a'ready," the 'lad replied; "He ain't as fierce as an au tomobile in the city. Got- any. bears or. lions round here?" The Ghristians Future Reward By REV. WILLIAM EVANS Director of Bibk Cnm. Moody B&U Intffeat . of Qucavo TEXT For he had respect unto the re compense of th'j reward. Heb. 11:26. - The Christian Is constantly bidden to look unto the recompense of his r e war d. T h e saints . of the new dispensation, like those of the - old, die "not ; having received the promises" in all .their fulness. Nev ertheless faith gives them confi dence in their hope that some fu ture day will re veal that they have not believed in vain. ' I. The Believer in Christ Never Dies. Jesus said: "I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and-whosoever . liveth and be lieveth in me shall, never die." And again: "If a man keep my word, he shall never see death." He shall nev er "see" death what does that mean? It means that he shall never gaze up on death as the outlook or the objec tive of his life. There are but two spheres: " life,- and death. The mo ment a man telieves in Jesus Christ he passes out of the sphere of death Into thtft of life; life, not death. Is henceforth his outlook. The believer is nowhere told to look forward to death. Since he believed, death has ceased to be the object of his gaze. The Christian shall "never die." In the words of Jesus to - Martha: "Be- llevest thou tills?" That those dead shall one day live because of him. is not hard to believe; but that those living "shall never die" , because of their faith In him. Is more difficult to believe. Nevertheless it is a fact The death of the body Is no more to be considered . death to the .Christian, than the life of the body is to be counted life as compared with that "life which is life indeed." This does not mean that Christians will not see the grave, hut that. In the deepest sense they wttl not die.. The life of faith survives the shock of death. which is but a momentary shadow up on the life, which is very far better. There are no . Christian dead. The God of the Christian is the Gcd of the living, and not of the dead. This Is the truth enunciated by God to Moses at the burning bush. Moses was to understand that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were still living. II. Christians Fall Asleep In Christ. A distinction is made between "dy ing" and "falling asleep:" "For If we believe that Jesus died ... so them at so which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him." Jesus died, that is, he tasted and drained the cup to ita bit terest dregs, l:i order that we might not have to do the same. He died; we sleep. He hai3 abolished death and brought life and Immortality to light Three things are suggested by the term "sleep:" continued existence, re pose, awakening. In what the world calls death the believer simply closes his eyes upon all that Is mortal, and immediately, opens them upon that which is eternal. What a blessed awakening! "Why make ye this ado, and weep? The damsel is not dead, but sleepeth." - The living presence of Christ r Is what greets the Christian In the place of death. ' How beautifully this is brought out in the Shepherd Psalm. "Yea, though I walk through, the val- - Make the Best of One Another. We may, If we choose, make the worst of one another. - Every one has his weak points; every one has his faults; we 'may make the 'worst: of these; we may .fix our attention con stantly upon these.; But we may also make the best of one another. We may forgive, even as we hope to be forgiven. . We may put ourselves In the place of others, and ask what we should wish to be done to us, and thought of us, -were we in their place. By loving whatever. , is lovable in those around us, - love will flow back from them to us, and life will become a pleasure instead of a pain; and earth will become like heaven ; and we' shall become not unworthy follow ers of him.whotie name is Love. A. P. Stanley. , - : ' ... . ' 1 ' - A good wife , must be grave abroad, wise at home, patient to suffer," con stant to love, friendly to. all, and pro vident" for her household. Theophras- tus. : :.v -v-' . , - - - . -i ... -.. No Deginntao; Is small that leads to a great end. . v . . No Meat at Noon. There was a conference in London recently under; the auspices of the Incorporated Institute of Hygiene to discuss the heilth of business men. Many of the greatest physicians in England spoke.r, especially about; the diet of the ordinary man of business. The New York Medical Record sums up their conclusions thus: "Most of the speakers expressed the opinion that but little should be eaten in the middle of the day and some seemed to think that' two good meals In tha f J :A::-:-:V::-'-A,5ri' 1 ley cf the shadow of death. Lwill fear no evll:.for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." Note the change In the personal pronoun. Up to this point, the psalmist has used the third personal pronoun '"he;" but now he uses the second penwn, "thou." Why? Because In the hour when we pass through the valley of the shadow, no third person, no loved: one, parent or child, can go with us through that narrow vale. The valley is o narrow "that a mother cannot take her one day old babe with her. If-we have no Christ, we press our way through that valley alonef and missing him, our stumbling feet must fall. -V O, to have io Christ, no Saylo?: no hnnd ' to Clasp mine own; - Through the dark, dark vale of shadows. tnou must pre my way umc The assurance of the - believer is that Christ will be with him in the hour of departure; that he will stand by his bedside as the light of eartn fails, ready to lead rim through the valley Into the home beyond the skies. It was the assurance of this presence that led Mr. Moody to. say, when dy ing: "Is this death? Why there is no dark valley; he is with mov The liv ing Christ takes the place in the ex perience of the, believer of what the world callB. and is In reality to me worldling, death. And when, at last.-I hear the shore: And the fearful breakers roar Then, while leaning: on thy breast may l near tnee say to me: Fear not. I will pilot thee.' " . "If It Were Not So." Tf it were not so. I would have told you." said Jesus, lie starts with that instinctive, intuitive confidence in im mortality which "singeth low in every heart," and assures us If it were false he would have told us. Jesus bids us trust our deepest feelings. He tells us that we may depend upon the affirma tion that the soul makes in its best moment. It is true. If it had not been so he would have told us. Then Jesus goes on to confirm the Instinc tive hope. By all that he did and by all that he was and is, he set the full f eal of confirmation upon the deathless hopes by which we live. Jesus brings us "something more than a negative confidence. He adds the positive wit ness of his own experience to what our hearts tell us we must be true. Zion's Herald. ' Creed cf John Wesley. "I am sick of opinions. I am weary to bear them. My soul loathes this frothy food. .Give me solid' and sub stantial religion. Give me a hum ble, gentle lover of God and man; a man full of mercy and good fruits; without partiality and without hyp ocrisy; a man lying himself out -in the work of faith and patience of hope, the labor of love. Let my soul be with these Christians, wheresoever they are and whatsoever opinions they are of. Whosoever doeth the will of my Father, the same is my brother, and sister, and. mother. Inexcusably infatuated you must be if you can- ever doubt whether the propagation of this religion be of God. Only home inex cusable are those, unhappy men who oppose, contradict and blaspheme it." . Our Best Friend' Prayers. That Christ himself is praying for us, and believing for us, Is a surer ground for our hope than our own. best prayers or those of coasecrated friends. And Christ does pray for us. "Wherefore also he is able to save to the uttermost them that draw near unto God through him, seeing he even liveth to make intercession for them." Jesus' prayers are the reason why we have not let go of the cross. Jesus' prayers are going to let him lead us in triumph into the full glory of the revealing of the sons of God. Let us yield ourselves to the Joyous re-, celving of all that he is asking God to give us. . Let us be very gentle with our neighbors' -failings; and forgive our friends their debts as we hope to be forgiven. Thackeray. Mind Must Be Attuned. - If we care to live and walk In. the Spirit, if we care to be receptive of heavenly forces and to taste the sweetness of the true, beautiful, and the good, we must make inward room for the best things, we must exercise ourselves to familiarity irith the higher subjects. C. G. Ames. . Benefit is the law of naturo, but for every benefit you receive- a tax is le vied. He is great .who corjfers ; the most benefits.- The . benefit we re ceive must be rendered again, line for line, deed for deed, cent for cent, to somebody. Emerson. " " ' : . Belief is the acceptance of a map; faith is taking the voyage. Dr. Jow ett. - " -. Many a man pets his dog, but never has a kind word for his wife. - The pup . does more marking than the old dog. ' V ..: No man can live an Inch" higher than he looks. p' day were quite sufllcient. A man who does not take enough exerciso or who does not perform enough - manual la bor to enable him to digest and as similate a large quantity of food, and particularly flesh food, 6toul$L be very careful as to the Quality ; and quantity of food he ingests, i; Such a man does not require much meat" " : Leper Asylum. 1' Twenty-seven asylums for lepers are maintained by foreign mission boards of the United State. . -r FIGHTING INJURIOUS ,;r ? , few - i.;ytAA 1 " ' - ti On a Modern The following table will be useful to the man or woman -who does gardening in earnest It ehould be pasted up for ready refer ence. - The only way to have a really good garden is to fight its enemies all the time not part of the time and exactly at the right time. - ASF'ARAGUS. Beetle. Let fowls run In beds; leave a few plants as traps; spray after cutting season with arsenate of lead. Mines. Mines and girdles stems at or below surface. Leave trap plants for fly to lay eggs on in spring and destroy these ifl June. Rust Cut-out and burn affect ed, plants; after cutting season is over, spray at intervals of ten day 3 with Bordeaux. - Keep soil full of humus and fertility. BEAN; - Pod-Spot. Roundish spots on pods and leaves. Select pods free from disease. Spraying with Bordeaux not effective unless thoroughly done. - Weevil. Fumigate for 24 hours in tight box with carbon bisul phite, teaspoonful for every cubic foot of space in box. Keep fire away from fumes. BEET. . - Aphis. Spray young plants with kerosene emulsion or whale oil soap. Flea-Beetle. Spray with Bor deaux as needed. Leaf-Spot. Spray with Bor deaux when four or five leaves have- expanded, and repeat every 10 to 14 days. CA3BAGE AND CAULIFLOWER. Black Rot. Avoid infected soil;, soak seed in formalin, one pound in 20 gallons of water, for 15 minutes. -Club Root Avoid infected soil; apply 75 to 150 bushels of lime per acre 1V6 years to 4 years before planting. Cut Worms Trap with poi ' soned bait Harlequin Bugs. Plant Mus tard early as trap crop and de stroy. Lice. Spray with decoction "of tobacco. Maggot. Dip plants before set ting in arsenate of lead, and set deeply;, apply. disks of tarred pa per to stems; - powdered helle bore placed at base of each plant' Worm. Spray with arsenate of lead until head forms and then with ' pyrethrum or hellebore. CELERY. Blight Spray with Bordeaux after transplanting and repeat ev ery; two weeks. ,. - Maggot Dust - with V slaked lime before earthing up. - Parsley Worm. Spray with ar senate of lead early; later hand pick. Root-Rot Drain the soil. CUCUMBER. . r Anthracnose. Spray with Bor deaux whenr plants begin to vine and , repeat every two weeks. ' Bacterial Wilt. Destroy beetle which distributes it - Beetle. Dust with lime or road dust; tobacco dust- also. a repellent; cover plants with netting- Downy Mildew. Spray vith Bordeaux. ; Leaf Blight Spray . with Bor . deaux. - " - BARNYARD MANURE OF GREAT VALUE Worth Is Greatly Reduced When Fixed With Litter and Left " v in Piles ' Remeilber that the constituents of animal excrement are in the'eondition of greatest .valu3 as. manure at the time when they leave " the animals; after fixing with litter and piled in the barnyard their value is greatly re duced,"' ; During the fermentation of the ma nure with the straw and refuse of the stable and vbarny;ird the constituents enter into new; combination; the am monia produced, which contains the ENEMIES OF GARDEN Truck Farm. EGGPLANT. Leaf Spot. Spray with Bor deaux as soon as plants are es tablished. LETTUCE. Aphis. Use tobacco-dust or stems freely in manuring soil; burn tobacco-stems slowly under -glass. Earth Louse. Drench roots with tobacco decoction. Rosetter. Sterilize soil; get special directions. Rot. Sterilize soil with Bteam before planting. MUSKMELON. See under cucumber. ONION. Blight Bordeaux (two-thirds strength) every ten days from time plants are well up until har vest. '- Maggot- Carbolic acid emul sion at base of plants, repeating every week for three or four "weeks. Smut. Apply formalin, one pint to 30 gallons of water, by drip attachment on seeder, and cover at once; or drill in 75 to 125 bushels of ground lime to acre before seeding. Thrips. Kerosene emulsion when insects first appear; repeat a3 necessary. PEA. Aphis. Use tobacco stems irT furrow when planting; dust vines with tobacco dust before lice ap pear. . Blight Bordeaux just before bloom; repeat if necessary. Weevil. See under bean. POTATO. Colorado Beetle. Arsenate of lead or Paris green when beetle appears. ! .- Early Blight Bordeaux when plants are six inches high,, re peating every two weeks. Flea - Beetle. Bordeaux and Paris green or arsenate of lead. J Late Blight Bordeaux every two weeks. JAlways combine Bor deaux and arsenate treatment where possible to do so.) Scab. Soak uncut seed one hour in corrosive sublimate or two hours in formalin. RADISH.' .Maggot See under cabbage. SQUASH. Bug. Cover plants till well started with netting; plant a few early as traps; destroy bugs and eggs; burn plants when crop is gathered. - .. Borer. Plant early summer squash as traps; keep main crop under netting till well started. Plow deep ' in spring. (See also under Cucumber.) SWEET POTATO. Black Rot Treat seed roots as for potato-scab; "discard old diseased hotbeds; bed in sand. TOMATO., Blossom-End-Rot. Give plenty of water. - -. - : Leaf Blight Bordeaux In plant beds and repeat every - three weeks in . field. . TURNIP.. . Club Root Treat as Cabbage. WATERMELON. (See under Cucumber.) nitrogen, combines with the humic acids formed from the decomposing litter, forming Insoluble compounds. Thus they are not so quickly available to the plants as the original excre ment. . ' - ! There are also various losses in quantity which the constituents may suffer before they reach the land. In the yard mijch urine may run to waste. Ammonia will disappear as gas in the stable during, decomposition of the urine and; further loss of nitrogen may occur In the barnyard. Watering Ducks on Land. Ducks kspt entirely on land must have deep : drinking rvessels so that they can got their heads under water. Where shalJowvessels or troughs are used they ; guna" up about the eyes, become listless, sit about, lose their appetite atd eventually die.