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Let me entreat one thlnir of thee and
will adventure to promise thee a koo
year. The request Is In Itself reasonam
and may to thee he eternally profUaui
It Is only this- duly to Ddze and dlllsen
ly to Improve time for the blessed end It
was Blven for and Is yet graciously con
tinued unto thee by eternal God. KKV.
HAT of the checks that
A 7" I J'ou and 1 are golns to
WW I drnw on the Hunk of
Time In 1922 If we
keep on drawing checks
through the year?
"TIiltb'p nothing new
under the sun," according to n very
old saying. It's true, too, In a sense.
But In nnother sense It most certainly
Isn't true. For there Is something
new every time New Year's day comes
There are several things that are
new nt New Year's beside the New
Year. There's a new chance. There's
n new responsibility. There's a new
balance In the Hank of Time. There's
a new bank book. So, what will the
check stubs show ut the end of the
Hev. John Sherman had a right to
make his "reasonable request," If prac
ticing what one preaches gives that
Tight. His "three score and ten" were
l)usy years. He was born ut Dedlmui,
Essex, England, nnd before he was
twenty-one he was an A. II. and A. M.
of Trinity college, Cambridge, a min
ister of the Church of England and a
Puritan on his way across the Atlantic
to the Massachusetts Hay colony.
There was no church for him, since
the only three In existence Hoston,
Salem nnd Watertown had elllclent
ministers. So ae was one of the "orig
inal planters" of Wetherslleld, Conn.,
and a "watcher," 10.S4-40. Then he
was one of the founders of Mllford,
New Haven plantation. Next he was
n magistrate representing Mllford In
the New Haven colony nnd also
charged with the duty of dividing lnnd.
Meanwhile he preached wherever op
portunity offered.
In 1017 he became the minister of
the Watertown church. There he
preached till his death In ICS.".. Church
and state were pretty much the kanw
thing In those days, so the village nf
falrs kept him a busy man. He found
time, however, to publish for many
years an almanac, for which he made
all the astronomical calculations and
wrote the text. He was also the flr.st
fellow and overseer of Harvard uni
versity. Incidentally he also found time
to marry twice. Cotton .Mather In his
"Magnalla Chrlstl Americana," says he
had 20 children; this Is n misstate
ment, but he did have 10. Ills epi
taph In Latin on the tombstone In East
Waltharn, Mass., thus sums up his
"Sacred to the memory of John
Sherman, n man distinguished for pi
ety, character nnd truth; a profound
theologian ; ns a preacher a veritable
Chrysostom ; unsurpassed In his knowl
edge of the liberal arts, particularly
mathematics; a faithful pastor of the
Church of Watertown In New Eng
land; an overseer nnd fellow of Har
vard college. After n life of faith
ful service to Christ In the church
for upwards of -15 years In the full
ness of time ho passed away und
received from Christ the palm of vic
tory, In the seventy-second year of his
age, August 8. A. D. 1CS5."
New Year Gifts
Ah to the New Year's gift custom, It
is supposed to have been derived from
the Ilomans, but Is probably much
older. Suetonius and Tacitus men
tion It. Claudius Issued a decree for
bidding the demanding of presents ex
cept on New Year's day. The Homun
rolonlsts In Ilrltaln found that the
Saxons kept New Year's In the same
fashion. Starting as a pleasant,
trlendlv custom, It rapidly became an
Let us hope that the "reasonable
request" that this early I'urltan put
to himself was" to him "eternally prof
itable." In any event, he stands forth
as a line sample of a sturdy American
pioneer family that has given four
Immortals to the nation Itoger Sher
man, one of the f miners of the Dec
laration of Independence; General W.
T. Sherman; Secretary of State John
Sherman; Vice President James S.
Certainly his request is one that
Is always reasonable. And It Is one
that was never more reasonable than
now. The year 1922 Is a year when
every good American should endeavor
"duly to prize and diligently to im
prove time." It is a year with a chal
lenge. It Is a year with a promise.
Though In folly and In blindncs
And In sorrow still we grope,
Yet in man's Increasing kindness
Lies the world's stupendous hope.
And It Is a reasonable request to ev
ery red-blooded, thinking, patriotic
American. Such a man knows that
nobody can stand still ; that he has
either to progress or fail back. The
progressive man accepts responsibili
ties as the measure of his capabili
ties. He never shirks them, for he rec
ognizes in them the price he must pay
for advancement.
Competition is going to be keen this
year. The dollar is going to be hard
to get. Men who have been getting
twice what they were before and have
had lots of money to spend are going
to feel the pinch. It looks ns if ev
erybody who works for a living will
hae to work a little harder. It may
be that life will seem hard. Hut what
of It? Life bus nlwnya been hard
perhaps It was meant to be. Anyway,
It Is something that has got to be lived
and mastered, ft's the business of men
"to greet the tun-een with a cheer" und
"to advance on chaos and the dark."
Of course all of us cannot have a
hand In the big things that must Ih
done In meeting the challenge of 1922.
liut If all of us do the little things we
may, 1922 will indeed be the "Happy
New Year" of our greetings.
To save a Ilttie money.
To praise a little more;
To smile when days uro sunny
And when the tempests pour;
To pay less lited to sinning
And more to kindly thought;
To Bee beyund the winning
Jusl how the right was fought;
To be a little kinder,
A little braver, too.
To be a little blinder
To trivial things men do,
To give my hand to labor,
Nor whimper that 1 must;
To be a better neighbor
And worthier of a trust.
To play the man, whatever
The prize at stake;
God grant that 1 shall never
These New Year pledges break.
Anvnno looking for something tn rlo
In the wuy of helping along can help
bolster up the morals of his communi
ty. The war has done what nil wora
do. And the leeches on society are al
ways active at such times. Just now
we are facing all sorts of loose liv
ing and the public at large apparently
feels little concern. Any man or worn
un can at least help by setting a good
abuse and a nuisance. The kings nnd
feudal nobility of the Middle Ages
practically levied on their dependents
for gifts. The presents varied accord
ing to sex nnd rank.
In the country towns of Hussln New
Year's Is the great feast day for the
children. Hoy's fill their pockets with
dried peas und wheat und go In bauds
from bouse to house. People they
A good American can help Just now
by putting his respect for the law
strongly In evidence. For the law Is
the law. If it Is a poor law, It should
be changed. Hut until It Is changed,
It should be obeyed whether It re
lates to the shooting of game birds ot
to the use of liquor or to the speed
of automobiles or to murder or tc
anarchy. Many people who would
hotly resent the charge that they are
anarchists take delight In evading the
laws nnd in making sport of the laws
Every thinking man must realize
that this Twentieth century clvlllza
atlon Is too complex to be sane, safe
and sober. Medical philosophers are
unanimous in declaring that we Amer
icans live too hard and too fast; that
our rapid ways are harmful both to
the Individual and to the race; that
we should slow up. We are, to use the
homely old phrase, burning the candle
at both ends. .Men try to succeed In
business, to rule In politics, to be so
cial leaders all at the saino time.
To crowd dissimilar things together
has become a national characteristic.
Our avocations are often as wearing
as our vocations; we play even harder
than wo work. Thus to crowd two
or more lives Into one Is to borrow
of nature. She is a hard creditor and
she always exacts payment.
One cannot, of course, Indict a whole
people. There ure still millions of
sane, safe and sober people in Ameri
ca. Hut a society that demands oi
even countenanced such recklessness
is in need of reformation. It would
be Interesting and stnrtllng to know
how many men and women put them
selves In an early grave by going the
pace that kills.
"Of ail sounds of nil bells, most
solemn and touching Is the peal which
rings out the old year. I never hear It
without a gathering up of my mind to
u concentration of all the Images that
have been diffused over the past
twelve-month; all I have done or suf
fered, performed or neglected, In thnt
regretted time. I begin to know Its
worth us when a person dies. It takes
a personal color; nor was It n poetical
lllght In n contemporary poet when he
exclaimed : 'I saw the skirts of the
departing year.'
"Every ilrst of Jnnunry that wo ar
rive at, Is an Imaginary milestone on
the turnpike track of human life; at
once n resting place for thought nnd
meditation, and a starting place for
fresh exertion In the performance of
our Journey. The man who does not
at least propose to himself to be bet
ter this year than he was last, must
be either very good or very bad Indeed.
And only to propose to be better Is
something; If nothing else, It Is an
acknowledgment of our need to be so,
which Is the Ilrst step towards amend
ment. Hut, In fact, to propose to one
self to do well Is In some sort to do
well, positively; for there Is no such
thing ns n stationary point In human
endeavors; he who Is not worse today
than ho was yesterday, Is better; und
ho who Is not better, Is worse."
So wrote Charles Lamb. Therefore
let us make New Year resolutions
"duly to prize and diligently to Im
prove time for the blessed end It was
given for" even If we break them.
have any grudge against are doused
with the peas, while they shower the
wheat upon their friends. A curious
custom also is festooning tho hand
somest horse and leudlng him to th
house of u nobleman. The pea nnd
wheat shooters follow In droves. Uoth
guests und horso are admitted to tho
parlor of the lord und the guests re
celvo presents.
Berlin Is to erect Europo's first sky
scraper along American Jines, a build.
Inn 22 stories high.
Ths Uie of Artificial Light Hat Produced Satisfactory Result In Egg Pro
duction of Flocks In a Number of 8tates.
(Prepared by the United Statu Department
of Agriculture.)
Artificial lights properly operated
will materially Increase the winter egg
production of pullets, the United States
Department of Agriculture believes.
The use of lights may also slightly In
crease tho yearly egg production of
Individual hens, though not to any
marked extent. The opinion of the de
partment's poultry division Is fully cor
roborated by many of the state experi
ment stntlons, particularly those In
Cullfornla, Indiana, Kansas, Washing
ton, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, North
Carolina, New York nnd New Jersey.
County agents working In New York
and New Jersey report considerable
activity In this project, In which the
Department of Agriculture usually co
operates with the state agricultural
college through the county agent.
Lighting as a Feeding Meaiure.
It should be well understood that ar
tificial lighting Is Intended primarily as;
a means of getting the hens to feed
longer than they otherwise would dur
ing the short days of fall and winter.
An extra feeding of scratch grain
should be provided, so that the flock
Is Induced to ent not only enough for
maintenance but nn nmount compar
able to what Is eaten In the more ac
tive laying seasons.
Lights ure used soon after Septem
ber 1 In New Jersey, but in most local-,
ltles they are started November 1 and
continued to April 1. Conditions vary
in different stutes. What may be good
pructlce in New Jersey may not work
in Kansas. In the latter state elec
tricity Is considered the only practi
cable kind of light, while In other
states kerosene lamps and gasoline
mantles are sometimes used. Electric
ity Is the most practical method to use
wherever It Is available.
How to Use Artificial Light
The total daylight, real and artifi
cial, should be nbout fourteen hours.
There are three ways of increasing
the apparent length of the dny by
turning on lights very early In the
morning, or by keeping thera going
several hours nt night, or by using
them both morning nnd night. While
all three methods have given good re
sults, the first Is usually found most
convenient, becnuse the lights merge
Into daylight and no 111 effects result If
they nre not turned off promptly.
In using the second method some
dimming device Is needed with electric
lights to lower the Illumination gradu
ally. The hens do not get to their
roosts If the light Is suddenly extin
guished. Gnsollne and kerosene lamps
have to be turned down.
Artificial lighting can be abused,
with disastrous effects on the flock.
If they ore run for too long n day, the
hens may produce well for n short time
nnd then begin to moult. If the laying
pnsses CO per cent, or, In the opinion
of some poultry authorities, fiO per
cent, there Is dnnger of moulting nnd
consequent cessation of laying. In the
spring the lights should never be
stopped nbruptly. Tho length of time
they are run should be shortened
about ten minutes a day until they can
be entirely nbnndoned.
Other Points With Lights.
Fresh water should be given the
flock the first thing In the morning
when the lights ure turned on. Hlrds
of different uges should not be housed
together or lighted In the same wuy.
They should be properly graded and
flocked according to age. Lighting
makes It possible to carry February
hatched pullets through the first fall
and winter producing period with less
moulting. Yearlings nnd two-year-old
hens nre better If started with artifi
cial lights In January, and the method
Is not as profitable as with pullets. It
Is considered a questionable prnctice
to turn lights on culled hens to stimu
late egg production. In New Jersey,
where the largest umount of work has
been done with artificial lighting, It Is
thought better to sell the culls and buy
good birds.
Artificial lights should be suspended
from the celling so that the cnttre floor
space Is lighted. If the roosting closet
partition casts n shadow on the roosts,
the chickens will go to sleep In the
Uesults In New Jersey show that In
general tho use of lights nearly doubles
production during the period of high
prices of eggs and greatly Increases the
usual net return over the cost of lights
nnd feed In the lighted pens. The
lighted flock showed bettor health than
the unllghtcd ones, nnd tho subsequent
laying was as good among the birds
which had had winter lights as with
any of the birds.
A record was kept of 14 New Jersey
flocks for five months. The birds nver
aged 3,802 In number nnd laid 280,511
eggs altogether. This was a 41 per
cent production, whereas n 22 per cent
production was usual before the experi
ment. This meant nn Increase of 127,
158 eggs.
An experiment wns made nt the agri
cultural experiment stntlon, New
Brunswick, N. .T., In which 000 unllght
cd pullets made n profit of $3.20 per
bird, but 500 lighted birds clenred $5.07
each. The lights were turned on In the
morning. Where nn evening lunch was
given to 100 pullets the profit per bird
was $5.48. The fuel and operating
cost for 1,100 birds wns 4.4 cents per
bird. An Increase of a single egg per
bird poys this cost
Certain Crops Have Ceased to
Be Profitable.
Farmer In Making New Selection Will
Do Well to Look Back and Follow
Economic Changes That Have
(Prepared by the United Statu Department
of Agriculture.)
Many farmers, before buying a farm,
have saved themselves future losses
by looking well Into the matter of
a probable change In the type of
farming practiced In the region they
have under consideration. Certnln
crops may cense to be profitable owing
to the development of other regions
more favorably situated for their pro
duction and marketing. Some crops
may have to be abandoned because
of disease, Insect pests or other causes.
The United States Department of Ag
riculture suggests the test question:
Is the farm selected adapted to such
possible changes?
For lnstnnce, the farm selected may
now be growing beans, potatoes, corn,
oats, clover and hay, with the pros
pect that !eans nnd potatoes will soon
cease to be profitable. The question
then arises can some other crop or
crops be found to replace them? Very
few regions have a wide range of
crops, especlnlly In general farming,
nnd adaptability to new crops Is a very
Important consideration.
Can the beef-cattle farm be made
over Into a dnlry farm? Can the
dairy farm be made Into a sheep farm?
Can the fruit farm be made Into a
hay, grain or live stock farm? In
many Instances It will be found that
tho farm In question demands n type
of farming thnt cannot be easily
changed to meet the needs of chang
ing conditions.
When making a selection, look back
and follow the local economic changes
that have occurred In the last 30
years, and then judge for yourself
whether the farm you have under con
sideiatiou has the adaptability neces
sary for meeting the changes that are
bound to come In the future.
Should Be Carefully Grown and of Va.
rlety Well Adapted to Keeping,
Say Experts.
Cabbage for storing should be care
fully grown and handled and of a va
riety well adapted to keeping, say the
vegetable specialists of the United
States Department of Agriculture.
The heads should be solid and all
loose leaves removed and practically
free from injuries caused by Insects
and diseases. They should be placed
In a storage house so constructed and
arranged as to prevent drip from the
structure striking the stored heads. It
Is also essential that moisture aud ven
tllatlon be so controlled ns to prevent
the condensation of moisture on the
cabbage while In storage. The tern
perature maintained In common stor
age houses may vary from 32 to 45 or
50 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on
outdoor conditions. In no case should
tho cabbage be allowed to freeze.
Tho usual type of constuctlon em
ployed In commercial storage houses
Is that of a broad, low houBe with an
ulley sufficiently wide to admit a team
and wagon through the center, and
with the storage bins or shelves ar
ranged on either nlde. Tho cabbage Is
placed on shelves In layers, one to
three layers deep, or In crates or venti
lated bins. Banks, pits and cellars
are also largely used for the keeping
oi tne crop.
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"Once, however, I made a
stormy passage across tho Athl
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doctor, a genial young chap, presc
champagne for me, a half bottln
a day, and say, 1 wish you could
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