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What Is Con
version? By REV. H. W.POPE
Superintendent of Mita
Moody Bible Imtitate. Oucac
TEXT"Except ye be converted and
become as little children,' y shall not
enter Into the kingdom of heaven."
Let us' consider
first some things
which are not
conversion; but
which are often
.- mistaken for, it
To improve
one's life , is not
conversion. It Is
a common opinion
. that ' if one will
drop all bad; hab
its and cultivate
good ones, read
the Bible and go
to church, he can
X J -A.
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i
make himself a
Christian in 'a
short time. Thi3
Christian life Is
provement of the
is a mistake. . The
not' simply an. im
old life, but a dif-
ferent kind of a life altogether, name
ly, a life ol obedience, to Christ Sup
pose you had. our apple tree which
you wished to convert Into a sweet
apple tree. What -would you do?
Would you dig about it and prune it
and scrape the, bark? No, indeed. A
hundred years of such improvement
would not make the tree bear sweet
apples, tout the introduction of a graft
from a weet apple tree would do it
very quietly. Even so a lifetime
spent in improving one's habits does
not make xne a Christian, but the en
trance of Jesus Christ into the heart
by the surrender of the will, will" do it
in & moment People do not. become
Christians by Improving - their life,
but by accepting Jesus Christ- "lie
that hath the Bon hath life; and he
that hath not the Son of God hath not
life." (I John 5:12.)
The word convert means to "turn
about" As applied to spiritual things,
it means a turning of the soul unto
God. "All we like sheep have gone
astray; we have turned every one to
ms iown way. xne real essence 01
ein is this, that the sinner is de
termined to have his own way. It caay
not 'be the worst way in the world. It
may. not be an immoral way, or a vi
cious way, but it is his way and. not
uoa s . way, wnicn ne ougnt to iouow.
The -only course .'for the sinner to
pursue is to turn about to abandon
his way, and to accept God's - way.
"Let the -wicked forsake his way, and
the unrighteous man his. thoughts, and
let nini return. unto the Lord, and he
will Tiave mercy upon him." Conver
sion, then, is a turning of the soul
unto Ood a surrender of the will to
the divine will, an acceptance ' of
Jesus Christ as our Lord and Master.
When the sinner, realizing the folly
of further resistance, finally surren
ders his will to the Lord Jesus, then
occurs a great change. God forgives
his sins, and so changes his heart that
henceforth he loves God's way better
than Tiis own way. "A new heart will
I give you, and a new spirit will I put
within you And I will put my spirit
within you, and cause you to walk In
my statutes" (Ezek. 36:26, 27). The
sinner no longer has a eontrovery
with God. The great question of life
is settled, and henceforth his : aim is
to know and do the -will of God." And
though b.e may fall, and come short
of his purpose again- and again, yet
so long as he recognizes Jesus Christ
:as fais Lord and Master, and honestly
strives to obev "him. -so long Is ne a
'converted man. - ; -
Not that the man .is perfect, but he
is ion the way to :perfection. Not that
Sie can overcome the habits of a life-
WORE DEADLY THAN OPEN FOE
insidious Enemy -at Mankind and the
Church of God t s ine Profes- "'
sional -Hypocrite.
A 'hypocrite is cone -who has divorced
piety from virtue, -Whose religion
ever affects his morals,' -whose im
snoralities . never Affect Shis', religion.
He can rob the fatherless and . the
Tridow -on the ' way tto worship, and
sanctify the act by saying ihls prayers.
He steals the robe of 3aus .Christ
in which to serve "the idev.il, then
works the church for a'M it is worth
to consecrate the eviL -
Between :his allopathic meligion and
his Tiomeopathic morals there ps an
unfathomable gulf fesel,: and ibe'sause
of this fact, like Dfoe &a 'hel his
prayers are " never ; answered. A He
watrte to be seen of rjaea w&en they
have seen toe much of . hisa ralready.
He: desires to be looked at, .when he
w already looted thro-cga. ";He c is : a
-ivc-lf 5n sheep's .clothing, '-sad his stf
lidtude for the Iambs ; la because of
his personal interest in the wol and
rautton This over-pious, ."morrocco-
i Politeness Extraordinary ,
In Queen VIctorI's time it was the
graceful custom, after a "command"
" performance for her private secretary
tn KPnd Jl letter nf tlionto mnm.
: - - i-iiri nap uaw auvamt
ing to. the .entertainerr! The late Sir
Henry Ponsonby. upon whom this
duty devolved, was the soul, of polite
ness, and nevermade any nice distinc
; tions as to. the recipients of her ma
jesty's . gratitude. , Accordfnelv the
' same iorm of letter waa sent to all
alike, and on one occasion the proprie
tor of a troupa of performing geese.
time txi a moment, feat ne recognizee
a hew power in his life, ever the pow
er and presence of the Lord Jesus
Christ With his help he can conquer
his besetting sins, and build up a
Christian character, for he is not only
"able. to keep you from falling, but
able also "to present you faultless be
fore the presence of his glory with
exceeding joy." (Judo 1:24.) ;
The Word of Goo is a very effective
agency. It i3 like a mirror in which
the sinner sees himself as he. really hi.
That is why Christ bids us preach
the gospel to every creature because
there is life in it. "TheWord of God
is alive, and powerful, and sharper
than any two-edged sword." One can
hardly , read the 'Bible continuously
and not be made to realize that he Is
a sinner, and need a Savior. .
On one, occasion a man said to
me: "From the preaching which I
heard in my boyhood I was led to sup
pose that when one became a Chris
tum, it was necessary for him to go
through some extraordinary process !
called a change of heart or regenera
tion. This bock which you have loan
ed me, teaches that what Is required
Is simply a change of purpose. . Now
will you please tell me which is right
and which is wrong?" .1 replied:
"They areboth right; you could, not
Lchange your heart if you should try;
you could not make it love what it
naturally hated, could you?" "No, I
suppose not," he said. "But you could
change your purpose, could you not?
You could decide henceforth to obey
the Lord Jesus?" "Certainly." he re
plied. "Well," said I, "if you t will
change your purpose and accept Christ
as, your Savior, God will change your
heart and cause you to love what once
you hated, and to hate what once you
loved." "Is that all there is to it?"
said he. "Certainly," I replied. He
lost no time in accepting Christ and
God gave him a new heart
"Now is the accepted time; now Is
the day of salvation." If you say, "I
want more time to think about it" I
answer. "What will you ..gain by wait
ing? What have you gained by wait
ing already? No, friend, what you
need is not time but decision. You
know that you are a sinner, and that
Christ Is the only one who can save
you. The simple : question Is, "Will
you accept him as your Savior?" God
expects you to do it, commands you to
do it, and if .it is ever done, you -are
the one who must do it ,
Christian Aspiration.
What a noble and comprehensive as
piration for Christians is embodied in
this guiding aim which Ruskin has
thus beautifully expressed:
"I trust in the living God, Father
Almighty, maker of heaven and earth
and of all things and creatares visible
and invisible. 1 trust in tie kindness
of his law and the goodness of his
work. I will strive to love and keep
his law and see his work while
live. I trust in the nobleness of hu
maalriature, in the majesty of its fac
ulties, the' fulness of its mercy, and
the joy of its love. And I will strive
to love my neighbor as myself, and ev
en when I cannot, will act as if I did.
I will not kill or hurt any living crea
ture needlessly, nor destroy any beau
tiful thing, but will strive to save and
comfort all gentle-life and 'guard and
perfect all natural beauty on earth
I will strive to raise my own body and
sour daily into all the higher powers
of duty and happiness, not in rival
ship or contention with others, but for
the help, delight,. and honor of.others
and for the joy and. peace of my own
life."
Not by ourselves, but " by Christ
working in. and through us "the hope
of glory ,' can we attain to the perfec
tion we seek and unto which we are
called and worship God in "the beauty
of holiness." - 1
No man who has any vital force In
him ever lies to himself. He may as
sume7 a disguise to - ethers, but the
first condition of success is that he be
true to his own soul, and has looked
his own capacities and;. his - own
faults fairly in the face. Froude.
bound edition of . deviltrj loves to
dress in Iambus wool and lead the
business of the church of God.- Office
Is his Eden, prominence his paradise
and In the very nature of things dam
nation is his destiny. Ham's Horn.
None Has Monopoly in Prayer.
; There is such a thing as a "gift
in prayer. Some great souls, dwell
ing on the high places f Zion, have.
from the time of Elijah on, seemed to
be able to reach ant and sweep the
skies ; with- the searchlights of thedr
penetrating faith. -But if prayer is, a
gift., it is not the monopoly of i tfce
favored few, for it Is that kind of a
gift which may itself be nadVfor the
asking. "Ask. and it shall be , given
you," is a precept which ; applies hot
only to-the fruits of prayer, but also
to the power of prayer itself.
. He thatnever changed amy of his
opinions never corrected - any -of hj a
mistakes; and ; he " who;, was - never
wise enough to find out any mistakes
in himself will not be charitable
enough to,, excuse what he reckons
laiatakes" fcz others. Whicheote.
..-''.
which, had entertained the royal chil
dren at a Windsor garden party, re
ceived the following communication
from Sir Henry: "Sir, I am instructed
by the queen to thank you for your
visit of yesterday and to express the
hope that the ladies and gentlemen of
your company have returned safely, to
London, and in good health!" , ;
No Longer a Stage. v
If Shakespeare could revise It be
would probablyjsay: ."All the world's
a moving-picture show." . .
INCREASES EGG YIELD
Salt in Proper Quantities of Ma
terial Benefit to Hens. .
Food Prepared for Human Taste With
Mineral Is Not Injurious or Repel
lent to Poultry Result a New .
. York Station.
It is a tradition that salt is craved"
by, and Is beneficial, to all domestic
and many wild animals, with the ex
ception of poultry, and that to these it
is poison. That in. large quantities
this is true Is an undoubted fact, as
has often-been tested.
.Some years ago.the writer was -quite
horrified upon going to the barnyard
one afternoon , to find a dozen or
more fine hens lying about dead, in
looking for. the cause of this sudden
mortality one of the cow s messes
was found to be uneaten, and a close
examination showed that the attend
ant, either, through ignorance or care
lessness,-had dumped upon it a pint of
salt too much to be relished even
by bossy and after, the cattle had
been turned into the pasture, the
"chickens, that had free range, discov
ered the bucket of bran, and ate from
it freely, and bo rapid was the action
of the salt that some hens died but
a few-feet away. - An examination of
the crops' confirmed the supposition
that it was the heavily salted bran
that had proved fatal, says a writer in
the Farm Progress.
That food salted to the human taste
is not however, injurious or repel
lent to poultry of nearly all , kinds
is proved by the avidity with which
the latter eat and thrive upon the
table scraps, which include, besides
bread and meat all kinds of vege
tables and. bits of pastry, Close ob
servers contend that chickens, espe
cially seem to need small quantities
of salt in their food, and when given
a chance, will prefer this to unsea
soned grain. -
What the exact effects of the slight
ly salted ration might be on the gen
eral health and productiveness of hens
was made the subject of experiment
two or three- years ago at the New
York" experiment station.
The feeding trial was made upon a
dozen mature hensj especially to as
certain the approximate limit of the
feeding. For one lot of bens salt was
mixed in the food In increasing quan
titles, day after day, until It was fed
at somewhat more than slx-hundredths
of an ounce per fowl, or about one-
half pint per day for 100 hens. More
than this produced diarrhoea in some
which disappeared when the excess of
salt was withdrawn.
The test was made at the unpro
ductive time of the year, but an un
expected and gratifying result was
that double the number of eggs were
laid by the hens fed on rather over
salted food than by any other dozen
fowls fed on unseasoned grain and
other rations.
DEVICE FOR KILLING PESTS
California Man Hits Upon Apparatus
for Extermination of Rodents
While in Their Nests.
An entirely new device for killing
rodents seems to have been hit upon
by'a California man, in that it Is used
on the pests in their nests. A large
tank contains a chemical which is
forced out through, a flexible tube by
means of an air pump. With the tube
extending into the hole, the push but
ton on top of the cylinder is, pressed,
Rodent Exterminator.
says the Popular Electricity. This
completes the circuit of the battery
and coil, placed underneath the cylin
der, causing a spark to occur at the
nozzle tip exploding the - mixture as
it passes out of the tube and forming
a gas designed to kill the rodents.
Selecting Male Hog. v
In selecting a male hog, -good bone
is a very desirable thing to look for. A
heavy boned hog weighs better than
a light boned one, and its costs no
more to raise him. Breeding weigh!
In the form of bone is cheaper than
feeding corn to put on fat A good
boned, hog is also lees liable to "go
down", when finished.
r Profitable Turkey . Hens.
Turkey hens are profitable until
five years of age, but it is a good
plan to change the gobblers every
year. It requires twenty-eight days
to hatch a turkey egg, and seven eggs
is considered ' a setting,
should be on the ground.
The nests
. To Study Forestry. ;
The' University of Washington has
seonred ' the use of' two . sections of
land on the Bnoqaalmie .national for
est in connection ; with , Its forestry
courses. " . '
SPRAYS TO DESTROY WEEDS
Application of Destroytr Should B
Mad'; on Hot Days Exsrclss
Care in Handling Poisons. '
(By JULIUS ERDMAN. Colorado Affri
. cultural College.)
It is it rather tedious' process, and
hard , on p tools to remove . weeds or
grass from walks by. hoeing or cutting
them out between the stones, but
there are a number of chemicals or
sprays vhlcbr cari be used - with good
success. ; v ; :-
1. Salt Take one pound of salt to
one gallon of water, boll and apply
while slill hot, or dry ' salt may be
used and then watered in; ' but this
will color the walk more or less andl
is not quite "so effective. "
2.' Crude carbolic acid, one-half
ounce of the liquid to one gallon of
water will also destroy ants.
3. Sulphuric acid, four-fifths ounce
of the acid to one gallon of water.
Best applied with ia wooden pail. r
4. Take - one pound of . . powdered
arsenic to three gallons of coldwa-
. Cockle i Bur.
J
ter, bcil and stir jwell. Then add
seven gallons of cold water with two
pounds of sal soda.;
5. Lime and sulphur, ten gallons of
water, twenty pounds of quicklime
and two pounds of flour of sulphur
are boiled in an iron vessel. After
settling, the clear part is dipped off
and used when needed.
mere are also a numoer oi com
mercial weed killers in the market
which can be bought at seed stores.
Applications of weed destroyers
should best be made on a hot day,
or right after a rain, with a watering
pot (sprinkler), and one good appli
cation is usually sufficient ' for the
season. As the most of them contain
poison, either arsenic or acids, great
care should be exercised in handling
them. .
DONT'S FOR HORSE OWNERS
Among Other Things Animals Should
.Not Be Fed Too Much Corn Dur
ing Hot Weather Season.
(By H. P. HOSKINS. University Farm.
St. Paul. Minn.)
Don't overload .your horses.
Don't feed too much corn' in hot
weather.
- Don't make any 6udden change in
the feed.
Don't keep your horses In poorly
ventilated stables.
Don't feed grain to warm horses.
Give them hay first
Don't .allow the harness, especially
the collar, to chafe. .
Don't expect your, horses to relish
their .feed, unless the mangers are
clean. , ' -
".. Don't give large amounts of water
at one time. Small amounts frequent
ly are much better. . '
-'Don't give your horses patent med
cine that you know - nothing about.
especially colic remedies.
' Don't keep a horse going after
begins to show signs of exhaustion.
You will save him by resting a bit
Don't allow your horses to drink a
large amount of water on coming in
to the stable very warm. Allow them
to cool off a bit first
r Don t allow young horses to wear
a set ' of , shoes ; more than a month,
Have them removed, the hoofs lev
eled and the shoes reset If they are
worth it .i - . '.' ".
DIP FOR -SCABIES IN CATTLE
Secretary tf Agriculture Amends Or
der by Permlttsng . Stronger
"M. Solution of Tobacco.
' The secretary of agriculture has
amended Order 143, effective' August
15, 1913, relating to dips for scabies
in cattle by permitting the use of the
tobacco, dip prepared from tobacco
and suitable tobacco .products, pr-v
vlded it contains not less than seven
hundredths of one per cent of. nice-'
tine. Heretofore, the requirements
have been that the tobacco dip should
contain not less than five hundredths
of one: per cent of nicotine and two
per cent flowers of sulphur. The to
bacco dip of the new strengtlt ' need
not contain the 'sulphur. The regula
tion remains unchanged regarding the
lime and sulphur dip, which may be
Bised as directed in the order. .
" Increased Forest Sales, r
r; In. a a Increase in timber sales this
year anc" in a decrease in receipts from
timber trespass as compared with last
year, uauonai toresi, omcers see a
growing .use of the forests - and re
spect for the federal forest policy.
:Tb Kill Forest Insects.
A Russian scientist claims .to have
discovered; an Inoculation : for use,
agsJnst, forest insects.
THE OLD, OLD GAME.
At nine p. m. they were seated at
opposite ends of the couch. At 9:30
they were: slightly nearer to each oth
er. . At ten o'clock ; they were only
three feet apart At 10:30 there was
scarcely any perceptible space be
tween them. '. ; .
The young man spoke.
"Has your father gone to bed?" he
asked. "
"Yes, Tom." :
"Has your mother gone to bed?"
"Yes. Tom."
"Do you think your little brother Is
under the couch?"
"No, Tom."
The young man heaved a sigh of re
lief.
"It's your move," ho said.
Reparation.
John Butts, Sr. I want to leave my
property to my two sons. - One-tenth
to my youngest son, John Butts, and
nine-tenths to my eldest son, Royal
Chesterfield Chauncey De,' Peyster
Butts.
Family Lawyer H'm! Do you think
that's quite fair? -
John Butts, Sr. Yes. I want to
make some kind of reparation to
Royal for allowing his mother to give
him such a damfool name. Puck.
In Colonial Days. '
The Settler's Wife Why should we
go any further into the wilderness?
Why not build our cabin here where
there are eight or ten families al
ready?
The Settler Gadzooks! What
would'st thou? A couple of hundred
years from now there would be folks
around here blowing that our family
Isn't the oldest In the place. Puck.
Beautiful Names..
"We must have a beautiful name
for the baby," said the fond mother.
"Something that sounds like poetry
and is not atall commonplace."
"Well," replied the fond, father,
"I'm doing my, best to help you make
a selection.. Here's a list of the
names of all the apartment houses
in town."
FASHION'S WHIM.
He; These high collars you women
are wearing are like financial stock.
She How so? .
He Subject to rise3 and falls.
Good for Anything.
My friends, a" great deal misht be
did
To help the teething.
If we could but teach a kid
Deep breathing.
It's Coming.
"There's a lucky young ' fellow.
He's never known a bit of "trouble in
all his life."
"Well, he soon will. He's going to
marry my daughter." ?
Threatened Men.
"Do you think a man whose life has
been threatened should be permitted
to carry a gun?"
"No. It would spoil the appearance
of the game to see the umpire stand
ing around. with a six-shooter in his
pocket" . .- : : -
Out of Sympathy. . ;
"What happened to the clock in
the labor hall?" .
"Oh, it wouldn't strike any more,
so the boys pitched It out and got a
new one." i
Vocation. ."'
"Hello, old chap; still doing news
paper work? v.
' "Yep; on the Dally Black-MalL"
"On the; regular, staff?"
"Nope; on space -yet what you
might call a pe-nny-mallgner, you
know." LifeJ
- His Idea. '
, Bacon I see ' electricity generated
in Sweden . is delivered - in. ; Copen
hagen. ' : ; '' '!; " " ' ' " ;;;
Egbert This parcel post system is
really wonderful....;
Adjusting : Records.' :
"Mrs. Wombat called me In to see
her new graphophone. She's ' all
puffed up about it" j
. "How do you know she's puffed
up?" .-. : "v , ;f:.:"
"Well, she was putting on airs."
: Putting It Off.
"He's a mean man' j
"How so?" .''- - :.''
"When his little girl begs for an
i6f cream sundae, he asks her if she
wouldn't rather, have a gold watch
when she's nineteen." .
HAS ITS OWN REWARD.
De Quiz What do you think of the
modern game of football, doctor?
Doctor I think, sir, that the punish
ment fits the crime.
Classy Sort
Still waters may run deep.
But In high life we find
' That swagger people keep
The carbonated kind.
Efficiency Expert
"James," said the efficiency e. yert,
annoyed by the cheerful habit which
his chauffeur had of -whistling while
at his work, "you should remember
that the greatest fortunes nowadays
are made from the by-products of
waste. Hereafter when you whistle,
whistle in the tires and save me the
expense of a pump." Harper's
Weekly. She Caught Him.
The young girl confronted him with
flashing eyes: .
"What did" you mean," she demand
ed, "by kissing me as I lay asleep in
the hammock this morning?"
"But," protested the youth, "I only
took one."
"You did not. I counted at least
seven before I awoke." Ladies' Home
Journal
The Brute!
"Do you believe that money has
germs on It?"
';it may have."
"What In the world shall we do?"
"Don't worry; It would take a
mighty active germ to hop from the
money to you during the short time
that you keep what I give you."
Too True!
"I can't understand why you wish
to lavish your affection on a dog.
Why don't you adopt a child?"
"Oh, I should be afraid to become
fond of a child. If it should die one
couldn't have it stuffed and put in
a corner of the library, you know."
Fun.
Good Reason.
"I hear that the savings bank closed
its doors yesterday."
"Good heavens! What was the trou
ble?" "No trouble at all. It happened ten
be closing time for the day."
. Costly Travel.
"There is one success which has
been steady' about all attempts from
the start at aviation."
"What is that?"
"It has always made the money
fly."
Cabbagev
Bragg (of Connecticut) How
did'
you find these cigars, colonel?
Wagg Delicious, old man. We had '
them for dinner last evening, boiled J
with corned beef. Truth.
A STAR.
The Citv Man How did vou eniov
the opera last night? ; - -, : .
The Countryman Fine. 1 The feller
tnai nonerea upery dooks : uoqkx oc
th' opery" had a great voice. ;
, - Not Too Simple.
. The simple life would suit my bnt
I'd seek th' forest path
' If I knew Just where I could rent.
A cavern with a bath.
In South America. i
"Come, let us" prepare our slate.
We - must have Senator Paprika for
some office on the ticket He Is in
dispensable." ': ; : '
' "Why is he - indispensable?" : In
quired the American consul.
"He owns the only machine gun wa
have."
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