T H-E M A D I S O N I A N
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
- 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.
What Is the best word of command
to give a lady .who is crossing a mud
Dress up in front, close (clothes)
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? .
.Why should Denmark be an emi
nently religious country?
Because it has had so many Chris
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
Where can happiness always be
In the dictionary.'
My first Is equality, my second is
Inferiority, my whole is superiority?
Why does the ; butcher's' knife al
ways keep the books?
Because the business is a joint af-
"Why are pawnbrokers like' pioneers
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
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
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
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
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?"
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
to look unto the
recompense of his
r e war d. T h e
saints . of the new
those of the - old,
die "not ; having
promises" in all
.their fulness. Nev
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
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
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
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
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
,;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
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
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.
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.
- Aphis. Spray young plants
with kerosene emulsion or whale
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.
Black Rot. Avoid infected
soil;, soak seed in formalin, one
pound in 20 gallons of water, for
-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
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.
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
Root-Rot Drain the soil.
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
; Leaf Blight Spray . with Bor
. deaux. - " -
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
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
Leaf Spot. Spray with Bor
deaux as soon as plants are es
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
Rot. Sterilize soil with Bteam
See under cucumber.
Blight Bordeaux (two-thirds
strength) every ten days from
time plants are well up until har
Maggot- Carbolic acid emul
sion at base of plants, repeating
every week for three or four
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
Aphis. Use tobacco stems irT
furrow when planting; dust vines
with tobacco dust before lice ap
. Blight Bordeaux just before
bloom; repeat if necessary.
Weevil. See under bean.
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.
.Maggot See under cabbage.
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
Black Rot Treat seed roots
as for potato-scab; "discard old
diseased hotbeds; bed in sand.
Blossom-End-Rot. Give plenty
of water. - -. -
: Leaf Blight Bordeaux In plant
beds and repeat every - three
weeks in . field. .
Club Root Treat as Cabbage.
(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.
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