THE INDIANA STATE SENTINEL. WEDNESDAY. JULY 24, 1889.
BOWER OF TREE BRANCHES
A VACATION SERMON BY DR. TALMAÜE
Tb Preacher's TJesdquarters Being Timp
orarlly Removed III Text 1 Appro.
prtate Thia the Time yi hen reo.
pie Go to the Woods.
The Eev. Dr. Talmas preached last
5nnday at the Hamptons, N. Y. His Buh-
ect was "The Bower of Tree Branches."
His text was Nehemiah viii, 15 "Go forth
into tho mount and fetch olive branches,
bnd pine branches, and myrtle branches,
tnd palm branches, and branches of
Ca t!io ermon: ,
It seems aa if Mount Olivet were un-
M LkJJ 1 v ' -A A liv J ' i''ii1 ill I s-iuv tuiv n'v
tm-njntainn and have cut off tree branches
ltd put trit in on tneir snouuiers, ana tney
cüiö f. --nil now into the streets of Jerusa-
( : tjr-? tree branches into arbors or
r', ii. Thn the people come forth
r.rl.r;!- cmfortnble homes and dwell
r . . . ...
ne:i 'lavs in liei-e booths or
Whv do tliev ;T tbat? Well, it
s i 'tlirüi, festal time.
It H the feast of
,he taocrnacle ; and these people are po
nd to celebrate the desert tr-.Vfd of the
utters and their cVliv -r.y-tCM irora their
troubles, the experience 'of th- ir fathers
svhn, traveling in lLc de-t", they lived
in rooths on their way to the land of Ca
naai. And bo the" booth also become
hiz'ily suirsrestive I will not nay they are
necwariiy typical, bnt highly susceptive
o our march ton ard heaven, and of the
factthat we are only living temporarily
her1, as it were, in booths or arbors on our
wa3 to the Canann of eternal rest.
And what was said to the Jews literally
ma- to-day be said figuratively to all this
euaence. Go forth into the mountain and
feUh ciive branches, and myrtle branches,
an branches of thick trees to make
booths. Yes, we are only here in a tem-po-ary
residence. We are raarchine on.
Tie. merchant prince? who usei to live in
Iwiing Green, X. Y., have passed away,
st their residences are now the fields of
cteap merchant. Where are the men
wao fifty years ago owned New York?
There is no use io our drivinar our
Fate too deep into the earth ; we are on
the march. The fenerations that have
preceded ns have pone so far on that we
cannot even hear the sound of their foot
eters. They have pone over the hills and
we are to follow them. But, blessed be
God, we are not in this world left out of
doors unsheltered. There are gospel
booths or gospel arbors in which our souls
are to be comforted. Go forth unto the
mountain and fetch olive branches, and
pine branches, and myrtle branches, and
palm branches, and branches of thick
tree?, and build booths.
Well, now, we are to-day to construct a
froepel arbor, or erospel booth ; and how
ehail we constru:t it? Well, we must
pet all the tree branches and build. Ac
corclinz to my text we must go up into the
mount and brin olive branches. What
doe? that mean?
The olive tree trrows in warm climates,
an-l it reaches the hizht of twenty or
twenty-two feet, a straight stem, and then
an or!shoot from that stem. And then
people come, and they strip oil these
branobes sometimes: and when in time of
war the pencral of one army takes one of
these olive branches and goes out to the
general of another army, what does that
mean? Why, it means unsaddle the war
rharcers. It means hanp un the war
knansacks. It is but a beautiful way of
.Now, if we are to-day goinp to succeed
in building this gospel arbor we must go
into the mount of God's ble&sinp and
fetch the olive branches, and whatever
else we must have we must have at least
two olive branches peace with God and
peace with man. When I say peace with
God I do not mean to represent God as a
bloody chieftain, having a crudpe against
t?, but I do moan to aliirm there is no
more antagonism between a hound anfl a
hare, between a hawk and a pullet, be
tween elephant and swine than there is
hostility hetw en holiness ana sin. And
if God is all holiness and we arc all sin
there must be a readjustment, there must
be a reconstruction, there must be a treaty,
there must' be a stretching forth of olive
There is a great lawsuit going on now,
and it is a lawsuit which man is bringing
against his Maker. That lawsuit is now
on the calendar. It is the human versus
the divine; it is iniquity versus the im
maculate; it is weakness versus omnipo
tence. Man began it ; God did not begin
the lawsuit. We began it; we assaulted
our maker, and the sooner we end this
part of the struggle in which the finite
attempts to overthrow the infinite and
omnipotent the sooner we end it the
Oh, it doesn't make much difference
what the world thinks of you w hat this
king, that queen, that senator thinks of
yon. But come into the warm, intimate,
glowing and everlasting relationship with
the God of the round universe ; that is
the joy that makes a hallelujah seem
etupid. Ah, why do we want to have
peace through our Lord Jesus Christ?
Why, ii we had gone on in 10,000 years of
war against God we could not have cap
tured so much as a sword or a cavalry
stirrup, or twisted off one of the wheels
of the chariot of omnipotence. But the
moment we bring this olive branch iod
and all heaven come on our gide.
Peace through our Lord Jesus Christ ; and
no other kind of peace 13 worth anything.
But then .e nr:.-t have that c.'ior olive
branch, peace ;th rrjm. No-.v it is very
easy to ge-t nr a yrr-r. I. Thre are gun
powdery Vrjr.l ycua I us, and one
natch r!v jt'Xy m nil! get them off.
It is e y -vh 1 get un a quarrel. But,
ray brother, don't you think you had bet
ter have your horns sawed oil? Had you
not better make an apology? Had vou
pot better submit to a little humiliation?
Oh, yon say, nntil that man talies the
first step I will never be at peace with
him ; nothing will be done until he is
ready to take the first step. You
are pretty Christian? When would
this world be saved if Christ had not
taken the first ttep? We were in the
wrong, Christ was in the right all right
and forever right. And yet He took the
first step. And instead of going and get
ting a knotty scourge with which to whip
roar antagonist, your enemy, you had
better get up on the radiant mount where
Christ suffered for his enemies, and just
take an olive branch, not stripping off the
rvt, cool, fragrant leaves, but leaving
them all on, and then try on them that
frospel switch. It won't hurt them, and it
will save you. Peace with God; peace
with taan If you cannot take those two
doctrines you are no Christian.
Bient be the tie tbat binds
Our hearts in ( h'lstian lore;
The fellowship of kindred mind!
If lite to tbat bore.
From sorrow, toil and pain,
And :o we (ball be free:
Aid perfect loveand friendship reln
Through ail eternity.
But my text goes further. It says: Go
tip into the mountains and fetch olive
branches and pine branches. Now, what
ig suggested by the pine branches? The
pine tree is healthy ; it is aromatic; it is
evergreen. How often the physician s&yn
to his invalid patients: "Go and have a
breath of the pines! That will invigorate
jroa." Why ao nach thousands of people
go south every year? It is not merely to
cet to a warjIx dilute. Lut to set to the
influence of the pine. There is health" in
it, and this pine branch of the text sug
gests the healthful ness of our holy relig
ion; it is full of health, health for all,
health for the mind, health for the soul.
I knew an aged man who had no capital
of physical health. Ho had all the dis
eases you could imagine; he did not eat
enough to keep a child alive; ho lived on
a beverage of hosannas. He lived high,
for he dined every day with the king. He
was kept alive simply by the force of our
holv religion. It is a healthy religion;
healthy for the eye, healthy for tho hand,
healthy for tho feet, healthy for the heart,
healthy for the liver, healthy for tho
spleen, healthy for the whole man. It
gives a man such peace, such quietness,
such independence of circumstances, such
holy equipoise. Oh, that we all possessed it,
that we possessed it now. I mean that it
is healthy if a man gets enough of it.
Now, there are some people who get just
enough religion to bother them, just
enough religion to make them sick; but if
a man take a full, deep, round inhalation
of these pine branches of the gospel arbor
he will find it buoyant, exuberant, un
dying, immortal health.
"But this pine branch of my text also
suggests tho simple fact that it is an ever
green. What docs this pine branch caro
for the snow on its brow? It is only a
crown of glory. The winter can not freeze
it out. This evergreen tree branch is as
beautiful in winter as it is in summer.
And that is the characteristic of our holy
religion; in the sharpest, coldest winter of
misfortune and disaster it is as good a re
ligion as it is in the bright summer sun
shine. Well, now that is a practical truth.
For if I should go up and down these aisles
I would not lind in this house fifty people
who had had no trouble. But there aro
some of you who have especial trouble.
God only know s what you go through
with. Oh, how many bereavements,
how many poverties, how many perse
cutions, how many misrepresentations!
And now, my brother, you have tried
everything else, why don't you try this
evergreen religion?" It is just as good for
you now as it was in tho days of your
prosperity; it is better for you. Perhaps
Fomo of you feel almost like Mückle
Backle, the fisherman, who was cliided
one day because he kept on working, al
though that very day he buried his child.
They came to him and said: "It is inde
cent for you to be mending that boat when
this aftrrnoon you buried your child."
And the fisherman looked up and said:
"Sir, it is very easy for you gentlefolks to
Ftay in the house with your handker
chiefs to your eyes in grief: but, sir, ought
I to let the other five children starve be
cause one of them is drowned? No, sir;
we maun work, we maun work, though
our hearts beat like this hammer."
You may have had accumulation of sor
row and misfortune. They come in flocks,
they come in herds upon your soul ; and
yet I have to tell you that this religion
ran console you, that it can help you, that
it can deliver you if nothing else will. Do
you tell me that the riches and gain of
this world can console you? How was it
with the man who had such a fondness for
money that when he was ßick he ordered
a basin of gold pieces to be brought to
him, and he put his gouty hands down
among the gold pieces, cooling his
hands off in them, and th rattle and toll
ing of these gold pieces were his amuse
ment and entertainment. Ah, the gold
and silver, the honors, the emoluments of
this worid are a poor solace for a per
turbed spirit. You want something bet
ter than this world can give. A young
prince, when the children came around to
jilay with him, refused to play. He said:
"I will play only with kings.'" And it
might be supposed that you would throw
away ill other solace before this regal
satisfaction, this imperial joy. Yo who
are sons and daughters of the Lord Al
mighty ought only to play with kings.
The hill of Zion yield
A thouan I sacred weet,
r.fore we reach th-i heavenly fields
Or walk the golden streets.
But my text takes a further step and
says: "Go into the mountain and fetch
olive branches, and pine branches, and
palm branches." Now, the palm treo was
very much honored by the ancients. It
had CUO different uses. The fruit was con
served, the sap was a beverage, the stems
were ground up for food for camels, the
base of the leaves were turned into hats
and mats and baskets, and the leaves were
carried in victorious processions, and
from the root to the top of the highest
leaf there was usefulness. The tree grew
eighty-five feet in hight sometimes, and it
spread broad leaves four and live yards
long; it meant usefulness and it meant
victory; usefulness for what it produced,
victory because it was brought into cele
brations of triumph. And oh, how much
we want the palm branches in the
churches of Jesus Christ at this time! A
great many Christians don't amount to
anything. "You have to shove them out
of the whv when the Lord's chariots conic
along. W e don't want any more of that
kind of Christians in the church.
The old maxim savs: "Bo not put all
your eggs into one basket;" but I have to
tell you in this matter of religion you had
better give your all to God, and then get
in yourself." "Oh," says some one, "my
business is to sell silks and cloths." Weli,
then, my brother, sell silk and cloths to
the glory of God. -Vnd some one says:
"My business is to raise corn and carrots."
Then, my brother, raise corn and carrots
to the glory of God. And some one says:
"My business is to manufacture horse
shoe nails." Then manufacture horse
shoe nails to the glory of God. There is
nothing for you to do that you ought to
do but for the glory of God.
Usefulness is typified by the palm tree.
Ab, we don't want in the church any
more people that are merely weeping wil
lows, sighing into the water, standing and
admiring their long laHies in the glassy
spring. No wild cherry, dropping bitter
fruit. We want palm trees, holding some
thing for God, something for angels, some
thing for man. I am tired and sick of
this flat, tame, insipid, satin-slippered,
namby-pamby, highty-tighty religion. It
is worth nothing for this world, and it ia
destruction for eternity.
Give me 500 men and women fully con
secrated to Christ, and we will take any
city for God in three years. Give me 10,
0X men and women fully up to the
Christian standard ; in ten years 10,000 of
them would take the whole earth for God.
But when are we going to begin?
Ledyard; the great traveler, was brought
before the geographical society of Great
Britain and they wanted him to make
explorations in Africa, and they showed
him all the perils and all the hard work
and all the exposure, and after they had
told him what they wanted him to do in
Africa, they said to him: "Now, Led
yard, when are you ready to start?" He
said: ''To-morrow morning." The
learned men were astonished; they
thought it would take weekg or months
to get ready. Well, now, you tell me
you want to be earnest for Christ ; you
want to be useful in Christian service.
When are you going to begin. Oh, that
you have the decision to say:
''To-day, now!" Go now into the
mount" and gather the palm branches.
Buf the palm branch also meant
victory. In all ages, in all lands, the palm
branch means victory. We are by nature
the servants of atan. He etole us, he has
his eye on us, he wants to keep us. The
word comes from our father that if we will
try to break loose from this doing of
wrong our father will helpns; and some
day we rouse up and we look the black
tyrant in f.e face, and we fly at him and
wrestle him down and we put our heel on
his neck and we grind hira in the dust and
Children Cry for
we say: "Victory, victory, through our
Lord Jesus Christ!" Oh, what a grand
thing it is to have sin under foot and
a wasted life behind -our backs.
"Blessed is ho whose transgression is
forgiven and whose sin is covered."
"But," says tho man, "I feel so sick
.and worn out with the ailments of life."
You are going so be more than conqueror.
"But," says the man, "I am so tempted,
I am so pursued in life." You are going
to be more than conqueror. "I, who have
so many ailments and heartaches, going
to be more than conqueror?" Yes, unless
yor are so self-conceited that you want to
manage all tho affairs of your lifo your
self, instead M letting (Jod manago them.
Bo you want to drive and let God take a
back seat? Oh, no, you say; I
want God to be my leader. Well,
then, you will be more than con
queror. Your last sickness will come, and
the physicians in the next room will bo
talking about what they will do for you.
What difference will it make what they
do for you? You are going to be well
everlastingly well. And when the spirit
has tied the body j-our friends will be
talking as to where they shall bury you.
What difference docs it make to you
where they bury you? The angel of the
resurrection can pick you out of the dust
anywhere, and all the cemeteries of the
earth are in God's care. Oh, you are
going to bo more than conqueror.
Don't you think we had better begin
now to" celebrate tho coming victory? In
the old meeting-house at Summerville
my father used to lead the singing,
and he had the old-fashioned tuning-fork,
and he would strike it upon his knee, and
then put the tuning-fork to hisear to catch
the right'pitch anil start the hymn. But,
friend, don'tyou think we had better bo
catching the'pitch of the everlasting song,
tho song of victory when we shall be more
than conquerors? Had we not better be
gin the rehearsal on earth? "They shall
bunger no more, neither thirst any more;
neither shall the sun light on them, nor
any heat. For the lamb which is in tho
midst of the throne shall lead them to
living fountains of water; and God shall
wipe away all tears from their eyes."
City of F.ternity, to tliv bridal halls
From this prison would I tlee;
Ab, g ory : that's for you and rue.
My text brings up one step further. It
says, go forth into the mount and fetch
olive branches, and pine branches, and
myrtle branches, and palm branches, and
branches of thick trees. Now, you know
very well that a booth or arbor made of
plight branches would not stand. The
first blast of tho tempest would prostrate
it. So then the booth or arbor must have
four stout poles to hold up the arbor or
booth ; and hence for the building of .the
arbor for this world we must have stout
branches of thick trees. And so it is in
the gospel arbor. Blessed be God that we
have a braw ny Christianity, not one easily
upset. The storms of life will come upon
us, and we want etong doctrine; r.ot
only love, but justice: not only
invitation, but warning. It is a
mighty gospel; it is an omnipotent
gospel. There are tho stout branches
of thick trees. I remember what Mr.
Finney said, in a school-house in this state .
The village was so bad it was called
Sodom, and it was said to have only one
good man in all the village, and he was
called Lot; and Mr. Finney, preaching,
described the destruction ol S-xlom, and
the preacher declared that God would rain
destruction upon his hearers, unless they,
too, repented. And the people in the
school-house sat and ground their teeth in
anger, and clinched their fists in indigna
tion; but before he was through with his
eermon they got down on their knees
and cried for mercy while mercy could
be found. Oh, it is a mighty gospel;
not only an invitation, but a warning;
an omnipotent truth, stout branches
of thick trees. Well, my friends,
I have shown you hero is the olive
branch of peace, here is the pine branch of
evergreen gospel consolation, here the
palm tree branch of usefulness and victory,
and here are the stout branches of thick
trees. The gospel arbor is done. Tho air
is aromatic of heaven. Tho leaves rustle
with the gladness of God. Come into the
arbor. I went out at different times wilh
a fowler to the mountains to catch
pigeons; and we made our booth, and we
sat in that booth and watched for the
pigeons to come. And we found flocks in
the sky, and after awhile they dropped
into the net and we were successful. Sc
1 come now to the door of this gospel
booth and I look out, I see flocks of souls
flying hither and living thither. Oh, that
they might come like clouds and as doves
to the window. Come into the booth.
Come into the booth.
Sara ilouea' Riral.
The far West seems to have an evangel
ist who can give Sam Jones heavy odds,
and then completely distance him in the
use of extravagant language. This is what
he said recently, as recorded in the Ne
braska State Journal:
"Yes (biting a large chew from a ping
of black tobacco and expectorating with
marvelous accuracy in the eye of u slum
bering dog), I've been a-getting there with
both feet lately. The last town I stopped
at I raked in twenty converts in one
night, and you bet that's good work. I
get right down to 'em and let 'em know
that ii they don't waltz up to the mourn
ers' bench and get religion they'll be ever
lastingly in the soup, and I generally fetch
Ilelitriun Thought and Not.
Father O'Connor, the converted priest, ia
said to have led WW catholics into protestantism
in rive years in New York City.
The late Oliver Pi tnon ot Boston left $15,000
for the founding of a home for poor eingers.
But the sum is appallingly inadequate.
Fernaudo de la Iloclia, a Roman catholio
priest near the City of Mexico, has been con
verted, and hai joined the methodist episcopal
church on probation.
The church of Jesus Christ possesses liberty
!n respect of religious worship. The Founder
of Christianity himself laid down noon this
subject one rule only, namely, that worship, if
it would be accoptabie to the Highest, muet be
Spiritual w orship. The Golden link.
Religion does not need to he insured, for it is
not a perishable commodity. But some of the
names and symbols which represent it are aa
fragile as glass. We must not fall into the
error of identifying a church window with the
light that foils through it, Christian JlrgUter.
The numberof converts in the Japan mission
of the American board has increased in fifteen
months from 4,2-'l to 7.09S a gain of 2.&J7.
This is the most remarkable record in any mis
sion connected with the board, with the excep
tion of the great gathering in the Sandwich
"Even Christ pleased not himself." We are
to live for some one eis 1 To put down sel
fishness! We pamper our own wisheijenvy
the good of neighbors and are jealous, dis
contented, peevish, nnkindl This is all to be
reversed! We are to put ourselves in the
place of another. To think with his thought,
from his standpoint. Church A-, luiu.th.
"The wrath of God'' is a phrase that fre
qaently occurs in the bible, ana, as there need,
is far from being a meaningless phrase. What
it represents is his pure and absolute disap
provai of moral evil, and his purpose of pun
ishment in the absence of repentance and faith
in Christ. God himself has a moral nature,
and is a holy being, and is necessarily onDOsed
(-to sin. Those who think otherwise of him have
false yiews of the great Jehorah. The Jndc
In Canton, China, with its 1,500,000 inhab
itants, are fifteen Christian chapels, where mis
sionaries and the native ministers preach the
gospel, not on bundsy only, but daily, and
from two to four hours each day, to audiences
varying from fifty to several hundred. After
the sermon thce evangelists continue the ser
vices. Free conversations and discussion fol
low; rooms are at hand for private conferences,
and Christian books and tracts are kept in
readiness and disposed of in large numbers.
MR. WHITHER ON FARMING.
A LIFE OF COMFORT AND HAPPINESS.
Other Interesting I'arm Topics Ilow to
Tell av Hip Melon Cows iU Calving
Time Feeding Hay Farm and
Garden Notes Kecipes.
The bulletin No. 2, containing the Mas
aachusetts crop report, gives a letter from
John G. Whittier, heretofore unpublished,
in response to the congratulations of the
Essex county agricultural society tendered
the poet nt the occasion of their December
meeting, when the subject for considera
tion was: "Whittier, the Toet of Our
New-England Homes," and his influence
upon the homes of our farmers.
The receipt of the same was acknowl
edged by the poet by the following letter:
Oak Knoll, Dan vers, 12 mo., 30, 1SS3.
David W. Iaw, lq., Secretary Ksnex" County
1kar FniKNP Thy letter, conveying the
congratulations and kind wishes of the Essex
county agricultural society at its meeting on
the 2bth inst., I have received with no couimou
satisfaction. No birthday has ever civen me
more pleasure. My ancestors since 1Ü40 hare
been furnier in Essex county. 1 was early in
itiated into the mysteries of farming as it was
practiced seventy years a?o, and worked faith
fully on the old Haverhill homestead, until, at
the age of thirty years, I was impelled to leave
it, greatly to my regret. Ever Mncc, if I have
envied anybody, it has been the hale, strong
farmer, who could tilt his own acres, and if he
needed help could afford to hire it, because he
was able to lead the work himself. I have lived
to see a great and favorable change in the farm
ing population of Essex county. The curse of
intemperance is almost unknown anion? them;
the rum-seller has no mortgage on their lands.
As a rule they are intelligent, weil informed,
and healthily interested in pullic aflairs; self
respectful and respected; independent land
holders, fully entitled, if any class is, to the
name of gentlemen. It mny be said they are
not millionaires, and that their annual gains
are small. But, on the other hand, the farmer
rests secure, while other occupations and pro
fessions are in constant fear of disaster; his
dealing directly and honestly nith the Al
mighty is safer than speculation; his life is no
game of chance, and his investments in the
earth are better than in stock companies and
syndicates. As to profits, if onr farmers could
care less for the comforts of themselves and
their families, if they could consent to live as
their ancestors once lived, and as the pioneers
of new countries now live, they could, with
their present facilities, no doubt, double their
incomes. But what a pitiful gain this would
be, at the expense of the decencies and refine
ments which make life worth living. No bet
ter proof of real gains can be found than the
creation of pleasant homes for the comfort of
age and the happiness of youth. When the
great English critic, Matthew Arnold, was in
this country, on returning from a visit in Essex
county, he remarked that, while the land
looked to him rough and unproductive, the
landlords' houses seemed neat and often ele
gant, with an air of prosperity about them.
"But where," he asked, "do tbe tenants, the
working people, live?" He seemed surprised
when I told him that the tenants were the land
lords, and the workers the ownfrs.
Let me return my sincere thaaks to the Essex
agricultural society for the kind message con
veyed in thy letter, and, with the best wishes
for its continued prosperity and usefulness, I
am truly thy friend, Joun J. Whittier.
Colman's Rural W'oild.
It is the practice of some farmers to give
their horses too much hay. There has
been great improvement in this respect
within a few years, and jtill there are
many farmers who have not "caught on"
to the better way. When a boy upon a
farm, I well remember that it was a stand
ing rule to rake down a little hay into the
horses' rack every time that one went into
the stable. The result was that the horse
would keep his grinders f.xing nearly all
the time and became a pot-bellied, un
eigntly animal. Horses, fed in this way
become mere machines or hay cutters ; the
nutrition of the hay in not assimilated and
a large portion of it is wasted.
Different horses will require different
quantities, and in feeding a new horse it
becomes a matter of experiment until his
wants are ascertained. But even when
experimenting there should be some sort
of estimates as to how much a horse can
utilize, and then the quantity should be
approximated to it. A horse should be
permitted to lose flesh, but over-feeding
with hay is an unkindness to the beast,
eecond only to over-driling or over-loading.
Coin at Calvine Time.
Great care should be taken not to give
any cold drink to cows for several days af
ter calving. The animal is probably fever
ish, and will drink large quantities if al
lowed, but whatever is given should be
warmed. No better first mess for the cow
can be given than wheat bran in a thin
mash with water of milk warmth. The
warm water is excellent to start the milk
flow, which fever would naturally check.
The warm mash is also laxative, and this
has a tendency to reduce the fever. No
corn meal or oily meal of any kind should
be given for several days after calving.
The milk that has been in the bag several
days is probably too rich. It should be
drawn out as carefully as is ever done, for
to entirely clear the bag of milk is the best
security against caked bag afterward. Do
not give roots in large quantities, espe
cially if the weather is cold. They will
chill the stomach almost as much as a pail
ful of cold water. A week after calving
these precautions about warming water
and giving roots may be dropped if the
cow Bcems then to be all right.
ITow to Tell a Ripe Melon.
The rind of melons, when left on the
vines to mature, generally becomes hard
and the pulp brittlg; and when under
pressure you hear the inside crack or give
way, it may be regarded as a sure ßign
that the melon is ripe and has matured
well on the vine. If a melon remains on
the vine until properly matured, tbe side
on the ground will be found to have
changed from white to a palo yellow, and
upon close examination numerous small
pimples will be noticed upon the surface,
particularly on the outer edge. Some
times the desirable pale-yellow color is
produced prematurely by turning this part
of the melon to the sun for a day or two,
but the yellow thus produce I is of deeper
phade. This, in connection with the ab
eence of pimples, will readily tell the ex
perienced eye how the color was produced.
If the ekin will readily peel, leaving a
hard, 6helly appearance, it is a good indi
cation that a melon is ripe ; and also if it
has a dull-brown appearance.
Farm and Garden Notes.
Work the soil aroand the young peach trees
if you want them to grow.
At this season of the year the most help is
needed by the farmer's wife.
Wash the water-trouh, and giv it a thor
ough scrubbing occasionally.
Poultry need no grain during the summer.
&lake the hens hunt and find their food.
Good, clean, dry bedding is an essential in
the stalls now as at any other period of the
Geese may be picked every six weeks at this
season, but the plucking should not be per
formed during wet weather..
Plenty of clean water and grass is all the pig
should have during the warm days. It is not
beneucial to him to be fat at this season.
The best time to cut hay is in the evening.
Rain will not injure grass, bnt mny injure hay.
If cut in the evening it will be less liable to
Calves fehould have some kind of shade dar
ing the middle of the day. If exposed to the
heat of the sun too long they become liable to
A piece of ground fehould be kept plowed or
s&aded fur the ktock to uso as fine dirt or wal
lowing. A spot twenty feet square, and which
is stirred up after each rain, will be used by
stock with advantage.
Use a thermometer when churninc. To at
tempt to churn without a thermometer only in
creases the work, causes vexation and injures
the quality of the butter.
Butter should be covered when in the refrig
erator, and should he in an apartment to itself,
and not placed near meat or vegetables, as it
absorbs odors very readily.
A few dollars invested in paint will not only
add to the attractiveness of the farm but will
save wear and tear. Nothing is so economical
as paint. It ornaments and preserves the
The registration fee of Jersey cattle has been
reduced to $15 for both seies. Undoubted
proof of the pedigree is required, and no ani
mals are admitted to the register that are in
any degree of impure blood.
Chloride of lime will disinfect the manure
heap if the odor therefrom is disagreeable. The
heap in now liable to fire -Jang, and should be
turned over occasionally, or it will lose in value.
When handling the manure dry dirt should be
Uuless the strawberry beds are kept clean
the persistent crab grass will take possession.
Crab grass grows rank, ami its roots spread out
in every direction. It flourishes bet on a
warm, sandy soil, but is partial to the rich
spots. Kill it out on a dry, warm day.
No farm hand should be retained as a driver
who is continually using the whip. Purine the
warm sta.on horses should never be forced.
The horse that is permitted to work at a slow,
steady gait will be more serviceable and be
ready for work every day.
Keep the bull at work. Make him trend and
give power for the hay-cutter, feed-mill and
other implements. He will then keep in better
condition, be more serviceable and be less lia
ble to become ferocious. It is a waste of power
to allow the bull to be idle.
A Hock of henn, if not too many in the flock,
will pay well in proportion to cost of food and
quarters, as no labor is required in their care if
the hens are turned out on a range. The poultry-house
can be kept clean with the nie of a
b-oom if the tloor is sprinkled with dry dirt
alter each cleaning.
There will be more state and county fairs this
senson than in any previous year. Every
farmer should endeavor to make an exhibit.
Fairs promote the breeding of better stock, the
farmers are brought in contact with each other,
newer and more systematic methods of cultiva
tion are taught and improved implements are
The recent rains have thrown corn back. The
frequent use of the cultivator is now the best
remedy to allow the corn to make rapid growth.
Grass is the only crop that has been benefited
by the wet spell, though the hay crops have
been damaged. Weeds have had every oppor
tunity for growth, and a few days of warm
weather will cause them to seed.
Cheap fertilizers are sometimes more costly
than those which sell at a higher price. AH
substances used in tertilizers have a marketable
value, and it is impossible to place a fertilizer
on the market to be sold at a figure that does
not cover the cost of the ingredients. The
high-priced fertilizers are the best and cheapest
During the day all classes of stock may be
kept in a cool, dark stable with advantage if
flies and other insects are numerous. . The rule
may interfere with turning the cows on pasture,
but if flies are annoying to stock the animals
will lobe flesh even in the best of pastures. It
is better to turn the animals on the pasture
very early in the morning and late in the after
noon, keeping them confined in the stables dur
ing the heat of the day.
Currant Catsup Five pounds currants, three
pounds sugar, half a pint vinetrar, four tea
spoons all kinds spice; boil slowly one hour.
Tea Cakes One fupäil of sugar, one-half
cupful of butter, two-thirds of a cupful of sweet
milk, one egg, one-third of a teaspoonful of
soda dissolved in milk, flour enough to roll;
flavor with nutmeg.
Rice Fritters Three tableFpoonsfuls of rice,
four eegs, one teacupful of currants, suear and
nutmeg to ßuit the taste; boil rice gently until
swelled; dredge currants with flour; heat eggs;
mix all together thoroughly and fry.
Spiced Currants Three pounds white suear,
five pounds ripe currants, one tablespoon cin
namon; allspice, nutmeg, cloves, half pint vin
egar; b:dl one hour; then put in vinegar, sugar
and spices; boil a half hour longer.
Currant Jelly Jain the currant and Ret the
juice all out; boil the juice live minutes, the
sugar being placed in the oven and heated very
hot, then add sugar and boil oner minute; one
pound of sugar to one pint of juice.
Ilaspberry Tic Line a piepan with good
paste, spread a pint of ripe raspberries over the
crust, heaping them in the center; sprinkle
with a little flour and a teacup of sugar, cover
with a very light top crust, glaze with a thin
meringue made of a little white of egg and su
gar; set in the oven one minute.
Rhubarb and Orange Preserves Six oranges,
two pounds of rhubarb stalks, one pound and
a half of sugar; peel the orange carefully, take
the white rind and the seeds, slice the pulps
into a preserving kettle, add the peel cut very
fine; then the rhubarb cut in very small pieces,
and lastly the sugar. Boil the whole down in
the usual way for preserves.
Raspberry Vinegar with Sugar Mash the
fruit in an earthen bowl; to every pound of
raspberries add a pint of vinegar, cover and let
it stand two or three days, then press it through
a jelly-bng; to every pint put half a pound of
lump suear, set the juice on the fire to come to
a boll, take oC any scum that rises, allow five
minutes gentle boiling, set it to get cold, then
pour it into small bottles and cork well.
Raspberry Buns Mix six ounces each of
ground rice and flour, rub in a quarter of a
pound of lard, the same ot white sugar, and a
teaspoonful of baking powder. Make into a
still paste with the yelk of an egg and a little
milk. Divide into small balls; hollow each,
and insert a little raspberry jam; close up
neatly and dip into beaten white of the egg;
flatten a little and bake on a tin in a sharp
oven. They will crack during the baking and
show the jam through.
A dainty little pudding is made of any stale
eponge-cake you have over, say about half a
pound. Cut in slices and soak it in a little
scalding milk; then beat up lightly, mixing in
the juice and linely-erated rind of half a lemon
or a teaspoonful oi oraDge marmalade, a small
piece of butter and an egqr. well beaten; two
ounces of sugar, if the lemon is used; bake
half an hour in a quick oven, lloughly-
chopped preserved ginger or pineapple can be
used instead of the other fruit, adding some of
the sirup instead of sugar.
Equally safe for young or old, Ayer'a Sarsa
parilla cleanses the blood from all "impurities.
Men and women prematurely gray and whose
hair was falling are enthusiastic in praising
Hall's Hair Renewer or restoring the color
and preventing baldness.
Dr. Henley's True Invlgorator.
Digestion of food facilitated by taking Dr.
rieriley'a Celery, Beef and Iron. It gives tone
to the stomach, and aids nature. Price, $i.
For a disordered liver try Beecham's Pills.
The Chief iteason for the marvellous sue
Ccis of Hood's &artaparl!U It found In the flM't
that this medicine actually acromrllobe all
thst is cla!med for It. Its real merit has wen
Merit Wins lJurind"!
greater than tnt of any other blood purifier
It ea'es fcrofttU, al) Humor, EytpcpMa, lo
FTeuarad only bv C I. Hood Co.. Lowull. Maas
for Infants and Children.
"Carton is bo well adapted to children th: i I Cutorla ewea Orfle. Cotist!mrt
I recommend it as superior to any presenpua S't ftomacu. Piarrhnpa, Eructation, ,
known to me." n a. Aacnco, M. D., I i::llptl"ns, c'vu i'rotnotoe
111 Bo. Oxford St, Brooijya, IT. T ' V7UioutVjurious medication,
l"ENTfR CorAY, 7f Murrsy Stn?t, K. X.
CHRIST BEFORE PILATE.
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THE rfjdnal of this p!ctnr U on of tbn rrnn t piintins that hss piren tn th- world in
modern times. It covi-rs r-V.ut twenty Ijv th rty fe t of canvas ihf ri mroS nil heit.z lils
The scene is early morning in the lYn-trrium orofacial residence) of tfic Rf in tovprmr af Je;:
uslcm. Inthe centrn cf the picturo L; th ÜTureof the Saviov.r. wilh Lis )ic:h;? Wmd rel mm
posed, gazing steadfastly on the face of l'i.ue. Aro'mJ oiid Ix-hiud Iii:u evouri th- r-iVoi' of Jeru
salem, gorno frantic, others appnrently ht-nt Ir.en-Iy on kill.u time, i'oitius Pilar ? ms aj tha
representative, of Cfesaron the judg'tient throne Ha is m-ditatinrr and is f.raily j-x-rplex"!. On
the rirht of Pilate stands Caiaphua. the chi. f accuser of Christ, Tee rt Hire r-f.sir.g fr.i-ward nihs
crowd with uplifted arms is a ruffian of tbe lowest tvne. I- 5s Fhou: ir-ar ""Oucit-- II im t Crucify
Ilim!" On the leftof IilatOittwoeI.ler3 warrhirg proceedings wüu d -p M."r-n. Between
Christ and Caiaphas, sitting on a bench, i3arich banter lKl:ini on vitli contemptuous c;ri .ity.
Perched on a high stool by the side of tho judgment sat end r st:ig bis Lead against tue all is a
scrie vi ho views tho seeuo with an air of weary indifference. A knot of oil :ntn i (seated in a?
aople of the room to the left of the banker. They are erranil v arjruins; f "hrfsfa claim that he is
the promised. Messiah. Conspicuously m:ced above the heads of tie crowd is fen a youmr mother
with a beautiful face, holding a child in her arm, and I'XiUns at J!is w ith trrulertiess and com
pnsKion. Through the while picture are rjroiips of C-jures and f ae8 renoctins tiie d.ff ereut emotions
that animate each individual.
This picture has been oa eThHition in the principal cities of Furore and America. It has been
viewed by millions of people, and has created inrre sei:satior tbrcul out tiio entire civilized worl-t
than any other painting e-ver produced. In tbe city of J.e Vt ri.- it was on exl)i':;iou pevral
months, and r."i fn hv hundreds ot thousands of peoTue. 3 sy4t to John V3raanair. o2
T iv. .-1 1 . 1 a. r . 1 - -
s iiiigiyr,m iff c Wp-w tit Liton.
Has ordered a large number of theso beautiful engravings for its Pubcnben, tvho ran
obtain them bv paying a nominal sum V) cover the cost of putting up and forwarding
the picture. l"hc engraving is readily toM at retail for 1, but we propose to ask an
advance of little more than one-tenth of that amount over the regular pubscription
price for Til K WEKKLY SENTINEL and the picture. We will send the picture to
new Bulwcriberp, or old subscribers renewing their subscriptions, and THE WEEKLY
SENTINEL one year for 81.15. This is only 15c to cover express charges from Newr
York, postage, wrapper, clerical work and other incidentals. The picture is given free.
TIIE WEEKLY SENTINEL, ONE YEAH, WITH riCTURE, $1.15.
Subscribers now on our lint can obtain the picture by endinc us TWENTY-FIVE
CENTS. Remittance may be made in ne or two-cent postage stamps, but larger de
nominations can not be accepted. Address THE SENTINEL, Indianapolis.
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Notice to Creditors.
Ead Claire C'oi sty, Wwojssut.
In th mttter of James Adami, by whom a peti
tion for the di'harre fr m his deht undt-r Chapter
179 of the Kevlsi'd Statutes of Wisconsin and Act
anii-n1ator j thereof, wai mad; 011 the 17ln day of
M7, A. D., 18,.'.
Notice i hert-br (riven that in pursuance of mi
order of the Circuit Court of Lau C.aire county, V"i
consin, matle on the day afor?;iid. all crel tors of
the said .lames Adams are required to show cpuv, if
any thy bare, before the naid Circuit Court at the
court-house iu said county o( Kau Claire at a general
trra thereof to be held 011 the- nl d iy of September,
ls?, at o'clock in the forenoon of lhat day, cr at
ioon thereafter as counsel can be heard, why aM
James Adams should not be adjuT'd to be an in'"!
ent debtor within th? purview of Chapter 17! of thu
Revised Statutes ff W iseonMn. ami why an asii;n
nient of the estate of such insolvent b btor .-hould
not be mAo, and wbr he should not bo di'cha-k'ci
from his debts, and such oth-T and further order
should not be made as shall be just in tin' i.iviui-H's.
May 17, A. l. Kv9. JAMES DOt'tiLA.
12-10t Attorncv for said Petitioner.
"By 1 thorough Vnowlode of the natural lawi
which govern the osrations of dictation aud nutri
tion, aod by a careful application of the Hue proper,
tie of well-elect4 Cooc.a, Mr. Lp baa proTid'Kl
Cur breakfaat tabloa ita a dulioately flavored bever
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ia by the judicious w -f such articles of diet that a
constitution may be aduaily built un until stronj
r-nouga to rciist evi y len iency to disease. Hun
dreds of subtle maladies are floating around us rea ly
to attack wherever there is a weak point. We tuny
escape many a fatal shaft by keeping ourselves well
fortified with pure blood aud a properly nouruhoi
frame." Civil tJervieg Osuetto.
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