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ARP VS. LORD BACON.
Georgia Humorist Prefers Children
to Philosophy or Fame.
The (treat EnRlixlt E**ayl*t Died
t hildlexH and In JHajcracc—I<ovl>g
Letter* Give Pleasure That
Money Cannot liny.
[Copyrighted by Atlanta Constitution, and
Keprlntedi by Permission]
Lord Bacon suit! that children are
Inutages 4»> fortune and impediments
to great enterprises. He hud none to
trouble him and no doubt found more
time to study and become a great
man, but his philosophical attain
ments did not save him from disgrace.
Perhaps some children would have
sated nim, even though the world
'mui!* have lost his philosophy.
Shakespeare had but one son, and he
tiied in early youth and the family
name became extinct in the second
generation. Neither Dr. Johnson nor
Charles Lamb, nor Hood nor Tom
Moore left children, and Burns only
two. Sir Isaac Newton was never
married, nor was Pope or Goldsmith
or Whitfield. Byron had one child, a
daughter. Calvin married a widow
with four children, but died without
, any of his own. John Wesley mar
tied a widow, but she ran away from
him three times. The last time he
w o-uldn't let her come back, but wrote:
“1 did not forsake her; 1 didinot expel
l.i r; I will not recali her.” Martin
1.other married a nun, as he said: “To
ph ase his. father and lease the pope
and vex the devil.” 1 have noticed in
my trailing that almost all the great
thinkers., philosophers andt statesmen
oictl childless or left but one or two
children. Washington had none, nor
Gen. Jackson, nor Pope. Pierce had
only two. but they tiled before he did.
Neither Jefferson nor Monroe left any
>on. Webster left one. lie was killed
at Bull Bun, and the family name
dropped out. John Bnndoljib was
never married, ami roe leu no elul
< i cii. Neither Toombs nor Gov. Troup
leii any son. and Alexander Stephens
was never married. Dr. Miller died
childless and the family name dropped
out. There is something sad and
melancholy in noting the dropping
out of a noble family name for lack
of children. Now it is more than
probable that these great men would
a. >t have acquired fame or left to
mankind the benefit of their great
achievements it numerous children
load been born to them and they had
tab to scuffle to maintain and edu
cate i hem. if a father does his duty
l>.v his children he will hardly have
lime to acquire either fame or for
ti lie. We know from experience at
o< r house that it is an anxious:, earnest
s; niggle to raise ten children in a way
that will make them love us and love
home and cherish the •memories of
their youthful d'uys. It is sad for a
man or woman to have to look back to
a hard, unhappy childhood1. But which
is best for a man—children or great
enterprises? The one is a compli
ance with nature and the divine law —
tin other a gratification of man's sel
li-li ambition. The proper raising of
a family of children is the biggest
thing in-life. In many cases marriages
ilia unhappy and the children a curse,
Inn there is no good excuse for the
average man not seeking a mate. Of
cnur.-e there are exceptions, but the
universal law is that woman was
created for man and that her highest
tity is to be a mother to his children.
An wife is happy without children.
Children are a heritage from the
1.■ . and nobody but the Lord knows
wlcre they came from or why they
came at all. David says “Blessed is
lie who hath his quiver full.” A child
should be taught early that he or she
was created in the image of God. The
Bible says so. It will beget a seif
respect and perhaps prevent intemper
ance and bad conduct. When King
Henry 11. was making a tour of his
kingdom, his subjects met him on the
way and gave him great ovations and
made presents to him and his cour
tiers, but one humble peasant came
and- brought him nothing. Count
Abensberry said1 to him: “What have
you pot to present to his majesty, the
king?” “Nothing,” said he, “nothing
but, my children,” and he then
marched, them out and caused them to
salute him. There were 22 of them,
and lie said: “May it please your maj
esty, these are my treasures—the chil
dren of two mothers. They are all far
mers and raise produce for your sub
jects in peace, andi will defend you in
war.” The king gave him a goodly
present and his blessing and, said to
his courtiers: “This poor man’s gift
is the richest that 1 have yet found.”
But 1 don’t believe in 22 children in
one family. Ten are enough. If the
number could be regulated, I would
say that six or eight would be a good
average, but we have none to spare at
our house. One child is better than
none, but if that one be lost, there
is none to cling to or caress and ti e
home is desolate. One child is apt to
be spoiled and selfish. The best thing
for a lone boy who is over-indulged at
home is to send him to school early
: and lei him get a licking now andi then
from the other boys until lie learns to
give and take. Two boys are far bet
ter than one, for they can, be compan
ions and help one another. Two daugh
ters are better than one, for they can
counsel each other and.go around, and
visit together and keep each other’s
little secrets. A numerous flock of
children strengthens the family and
makes it more respectable in the com
munity. It, makes it strong and influ
ential in tlie church and Sabbath
school. By and by the children are
married- and that brings in more
strength to the family.
Then again there is economy in it
for the goixl mother can hand down
many of the garments of the older
ones for the younger. If the outside
ones are too much worn, there arc Jots
of little petticoats and drawers .and
$ut-grown pants that come in handy.
My wife says these “hand downs,” as
she calls them, have saved her many a
weary stitch. I know a little hand
some grandson, who is now wearing a
nice suit made of a discarded cloak of
mine. Another advantage is that the
i older ones can help the younger in
| their lessons, and this lias saved my
j wife andi 1 lots of time and perplex
j ing care. And so. although the old
| est boy or girl gets no hand-downs but
! lias every garment span and new. they
j have to help the younger ones in vari
j ous ways, even to nursing the baby
J when the mother is sick or busy.
There is no law of primogeniture in
this country. No English law that
gives the paternal estate to the first
born, but all have to share and share
alike anti contribute to the family
welfare. Front my window I see my
neighbor'* boys working the garden,
and they, have a good one and take a
pride in it. They find ample time in
go to school and to play ball, but will
not neglect the garden.
| But. alas! there is a shadow over ev
! cry large family. The time will sure
ly come when it will be broken up—
either by marriage of the children or
emigration of the boys to some dis
tant region. When they leave us for
good the father is sad and the moth
er's eyes are often dimmed with tears.
For two years we have not seen our
youngest boy, who east his fortunes
with a companion in the City of Mex
ico. But he is coming soon, and his
: mother is waiting, hopefully and
prayerfully waiting. We have one in
New York, one in Texas and one in
Florida, but they are good to write
to us and cheer us up, ami-there is no
blight or cloud over them. What a
comfort there is in good, loving let
ters- from far-off children. A good
mother writes me that her married
daughter lives in Australia and her
monthly letters are liergreatest bless
ing. I know of nothing that pays
such gooil dividends upon its cost as a
loving letter from an absent child or
from a far off friend. Only a little
spare time and two cents will bring
pleasure that money cannot buy—
more than ever have I noticed this
since I have been sick. Even the sympa
thetic letters from unknown friends
have brought me comfort, i wish that
I could, answer them all and say, as
Paul said to Timothy, “See -how long
a letter I have written to you with
mine own hand.”—Bill Arp, in Atlanta
Constitution.
POOR MEN KEEP SECRETS.
Instances of Trust worthiness Which
Has Keen Unshaken !>,v the Glam
ours of Wealth.
Some men poor in ihis world’s goods
hold secrets that arc worth fortunes,
but refuse to di.ulge them, though
tempted by the prospect of money
enough to enable them to pass the re
mainder of their lives in ease and
luxury, says the Chicago Chronicle. In
England there is a small cottage
among the marshes on the Thames
which hides a secret that Russia of
fered $200,000 for less than ten years
ego. It is the spot that is the hey to
the situation of the submarine mines
guarding the world’s metropolis. It is
situated among dozens of similar struc
tures ami live men who go to and from
their daily work like ordinary beings
ulone know which it is and how the
electric switchboard it contains can be
so manipulated as to sink a powerful
fleet in ten minutes.
At a certain seaport on the east
coast of England there lives a grocer
w ho could let his premises to a Eu
ropean power at a rental of thousands
a year if he chose. Adjoining his cel
lars are the passages communicating
with the mines which control the en
trance to the harbor, and evenhe is not
permitted to gratify his curiosity, for
several sets of doors fitted with secret
locks defy intrusion of any unauthor
ized individual.
VThenever a secret treaty is arranged
between this country and foreign pow
ers it is duly “set up” and printed by
government printers long before the
public has any idea that negotiations
are in progress. These printers are
paid no exorbitant wages for their si
lence, though any one of them could
sell the heads of the treaty to a foreign
nation for a small fortune.
In an American battleship there are
said to be over 500 secrets, any one of
which would command a fabulous price
if put up for sale. In building the ship
a small army of workmen are engaged,
to whom the majority of these secrets
are perfectly lucid. But, in spite of the
fact that their wages average about
$20 a week, it is an unheard of occur
rence for a piece of secret information
to leave the dockyard.
The postmaster of a small village in
Ohio owns a secret which many unscru
pulous folk would pay much to know.
Ills name is Gustave Francks, and, be
ing an experienced chemist, he hit
upon a method of removing ink stains
from used postage stamps a short
time ago, and to his credit be it said
that he laid the discovery before the
government. He was offered $50,000
for liis silence, a bribe which he stoutly
| refused on the grounds that liis hon
[ esty was above price.
SECOND-HAND FOOD BARRED.

Leaving* of Hicli Men’s Hniiqneta
Must Not lie Eaten !>»• tile
l’oor of I'ariM.

“What is one man’s meat is another’s
; poison” is a proverb just now borne
out in literal fact by the police raid
j upon the arelquins of Paris, reports a
j London paper.
The arelquins are the keepers of
small restaurants ai the market, whose
supplies are provided from the broken
remains of repasts at different fash
ionable restaurants.
The proprietor takes each morning
a tour of the fashionable quarters and
by paying a small amount to different
maitres d’hotel he has the privilege of
selecting a menu for his house from
what is left of a swell dinner the day
before. This he serves up to his cus
tomers for two cents and the latter
have the privilege of eating what the
aristocrats had set before them.
The elegance of the courses, how
ever, is outweighed by their unwhole
some effects. So many maladies are
laid at the door of these second-hand
feasts that the police have undertaken
to protect the public stomach from pos
sible indiscretions. The arelquins will
soon be a picturesque feature of the
past, for as their licenses- expire they
will fade from existence.
The Way She -rook It.
Mary Barnyard—Out here we always
go to bed with the chickens.
Miss Wopsie—Mercy me! It must be
awfully unhealthy.—Judge.
Always the Case.
“A woman, I notice, always lowers
her voice to ask a favor.”
“Yes, and raises her voice when she
doesn’t get it.”—Tit-Bits.
FARMER AND PLANTER.
WEEVIL IN EGYPTIAN COTTON.
The Irion Hint flKyptian Cotton la
liiiiiiiiino From Boll Woevll
Attaoka Fnncturori.
Pceuliur cirejmst^ces surrounding
the experimental field of the depart
ment’s Egyptian cotton on the farm
of .Mr. 1:\ E. Collins, at Sun Antonio,
I have caused the opinion on the part
of some persons that that kind of
cotton is not injured by boll weevil.
Early in the season there were very
few weevils there, but by tlie mid
dle of September they were numerous
enough to puncture every square. Tlie
fact is that numerous observations
m ule last year as well as this on sev
eral varieties growing at different
places show that Egyptian cotton is
particularly susceptible to damage
by lx II weevil. The tendency of the
varieties observed, including Janno
viteh and Matififl, is to grow a very
large stalk. Absence of irrigation
does not officially modify this ten
dency. The inevitable result is that
Egyptian cotton is very late in ma
turing, setting no bottom crop and
late cotton is certain to be injured by
the weevil. T.ong before the Egyp
tian plant lias stopped putting on
stalks and stem the American plant
has matured some fruit. Anyone who
would have visited the Collins farm
in September would havw seen a very
neat demonstration of this fact. At
one place in Mr. Collins’ experimental
field there were 25 or 20 adventitious
American plants growing in the midst
of the Egyptian. These American
plants were cowered from bottom to
top with opened bolls averaging
about thirty to "the plant, while the
Egyptian plants had but little fruit
uninjured. The American plants were
about 3',;. feet high and the Egyptian
about ■>',<> feet, but plant for plant,
the former had much more fruit.
There is nothing in the Egyptian
cotton plant distasteful to the weevil.
.The writer has seen the pest in Mex
ico working in three cotton and at
1 Vownsville, in (his state, in sea is
land cotton, both botanically less
closely related to American upland
cotton than is the Egyptian. In the
San Antonio field liv the 15tli of Sen
tcmber the weevils were so numerous
that it was almost impossible to find
an uninjured square, and the absence
of suitable squares had driven them
to many bolls that had previously giv
en promise of opening. At Pierce
and Ualletsville, Egyptian cotton lias
been seen by the writer that was com
pletely pruned of its fruit. The more
import apt feature of the matter,
however, is that the result of many
observations has been to show that,
as far as the weevil is concerned, per
haps the most important cultural ex
pedient in raising cotton is to obtain
in early crop. The nature of the
Egyptian plant is to mature late, and
this causes it to be more susceptible
to damage than ordinary American
upland cotton.—Farm and Ranch.
PROGRESS IN THE SOUTH*
An Awakening? Among? the AKricul
turul Drybones that fort ends
Good Thing's.
Sometimes a slang word or expres
sion loses its disreputable character
and becomes almost respectable by
reason of its expressiveness. The
proper use of speech is to convey
ideas. Therefore, when we say the
farmers of the southwest are “get
ting a move on them,” everybody
knows what we mean. They have
been a little slow to realize the prog
ress of the age, and prone to “leave
well enough alone.” But there has
been an awakening among the agri
cultural dry bones, and a resurrec
tion of the long dormant spirit of ad
vancement. The farmers have eves,
and with them have looked about and
seen the wonderful improvements by
which one man has been enabled to
produce as much of manufactured
products as half a dozen once did.
and better and more perfect products,
too. Farmers could not afford to
sleep while others were wide awake
and on the move. It is hardly neces
sary to mention the factors that have
caused the awakening. Probably it was
the instinct of self preservation that
aroused the farmers, and caused them
to get up from their lethargy and
fall in rather than be run over by
the procession of progress that looks
neither to the right nor to the left,
but straight ahead. The spread of
agricultural education Dy means ot
colleges and papers devoted to agri
cultural improvements has done much
to stimulate farmers to better meth
ods, and to aroust among them a de
sire for advancement. This has led
to the adoption of farmers’ insti
tutes as the best-known method of
imparting instruction to those actu
ally engaged in fanning. The A. and
M. college can reach the boys, and
their effect has already been fe.lt,
through their graduates, but educa
tion is progres'.ve, and there should
be no stopping place on the march.
It is largely graduates of the A. M.
college, who are the most active in
farmers’ institutes, exemplifying the
great truth that the more one learns
the more he wants to learn, and the
more lie realizes the need for addi
tional knowledge. Farmers are also
realizing the need for additional
knowledge and are everywhere found
ready to profit by the new departure.
In the southwest they are becoming
thoroughly aroused, and figuratively
speaking are going around crying
out “Men and brethren, what must
we do to be saved?” And the answer
is, use every imans within your reach
for gaining additional kuowledge. At
tend farmers’ institutes whenever op
portunity offers; if possible, take a
short course at the A. and M. col
lege; read goad agricultural papers
and send you? son to the A. and M.
college, and when be returns, you can
learn of him.—Texas Farm and
Ranch.
—The elevating influences of horti
cultude are alone, one would think
sufficient to popularize the pursuit
with the masses, and infuse into the
minds of the young and ambitions
to beome one of that goodly com
pny- 1
THE POTATO TRADE.
An Item In tlie Country’ll Commerce
Thnt Slionlit Intercut South
ern Farmers.
Imports of potatoes into the United
States in the fiscal yea- ende- June
30, 1902, amounted to 7,056,162 bush
els, against 371,911 bushels in the
previous year Expor’s in 1902 were
6*8,484 bushels, leaving the net im
ports 7,027,672 bushels. With two ex
ceptions the 1902 imports into this
country were the heaviest ever made;
tlie short domestic crop of 1881,
amounting to only 103,145,494 bushels,
resulted in imports in th efollowing
fiscal year of 8,789,860 bushels; an
other shortage in domestic produc
tion in 1887, when the crop amounted
to only 134,103,(00 bushels, was fol
lowed by imports of 8,259,538 bushels.
As a general rule neither tlie ex
ports nor imports of this product are
important, 'the trade is, in fact, an
anomalous one among food products
in that heavy increases and decreases
in domestic production have little ef
fect upon tlie e ternal commerce.
During the past thirty years exports
of potatoes from the United States
have nevcT amounted to so much as
a million bushels annually; in only
fifteen years out of the thirty have
imports exceeded that amount, and
four times only have they exceeded
5,000,000 bushels. The annual produc
tion, meanwhile, has varied widely,
ranging from the *ow figures of 1874,
when the crop was only 105,981,000, to
the high record figures of 1895 when
the crop amounted to 297,237.370 bush
els. The difference between tlie small
est and the largest crops of the past
thirty years is tnus seen to be 191,
256,370 bushels, and it would be nat
urally expected in an important food
product like this that the wide range
in production would be reflected by
important variations in the export or
import trade. It lias not been un
usual, however, that, in a year when
the crop was greatly short of an av
erage and was apparently entirely in
sufficient for domestic consumption,
there followed no appreciable in
crease in imports; crop variations
ranging from neglible quantities up
to as high as 190,000,000 bushels have
never yet resulted in an import trade
amounting to so much as 10,000,000
bushels annually.—Crop Reporter.
FARMERS AS BREEDERS.
They Should Seek Improvement of
1*1(111 tM JiiKt UH Much UN They
Do of Stock.
Every farmer ought to be a plant
breeder as well as a live stock breed
er. There is as much room for im
provement in the former as the latter.
Many farmers who would give no lib
erty to a scrub stallion, bull, boar,
buck or cock, will permit any old
scrub crop plant to go on degenerat
ing its species year after year. Plain
ly. this is a serious error, and is the
result of thoughtlessness and neglect,
and not of lack of desire for improve
ment. Some suppose that there are
great difficulties in the way of the
plant breeder, and that years and
pains and expert knowledge are re
quired to produce results. True, the
more of these that are available the
better; but any farmer of ordinary
intelligence understands how to select
animal breeders, for he knows the
kind and character of the stock he
wants and breeds from such, if avail
able, or approaches his ideal as near
ly as possible. If he will do the same
with his plants merely by carefully
selecting seed from plants showing
the characteristics he wants to }>er
petuate or increase, he will find plants
as easily bred as pigs, or chickens. A
plant breeder to get rid of the pole
in every hill of lima beans, selected
seed from an unusually short vine,
and from the product of these seed
found some without running vines.
Continuing this course of selecting he
soon produced lima beans that do not
climb. By a similar course the seeds
have been almost eliminated from the
tomato. The warts and spines and
crooks from the cumber, the disa
greeable pungency from the onion,
and in fruits of all kinds still more
wonderful improvements have been
accomplished. Less attention, how
ever, has l>een paid to the breeding
of staple farm crops, and new varie
ties improved for one section may not
be adapted to quite different environ
ments, just as is the case with fruits
and vegetables. There is always some
risk in planting new and improved va
rieties in new and widely differing
sections, and it would be highly im
prudent to plant largely of such.
Hence the importance of farmers
carefully selecting and improving,
their own seeds, while judiciously ex
perimenting with the works of others.
—Farm, and Kanch.
HERE AND THERE.
—A field turned out; to rest is like
a human loafer; if it is not. kept
busy raising a crop it is sure to get
into mischief by growing weeds with
w'hich to seed the useful acres. Why
should a farmer pay taxes on idle
land?
—There are a hundred ways of do
ing anything, and out of the hundred
but one right way. Marvel not, nor
repine, that you take from the nine
ty-nine ways. Just push ahead with
the light that is given you, and right
will somehow win.
—Vermin get on the fowls, and
suck the blood and annoy them so
that thus weakened they become easy
prey to anjr disease that comes along.
If they had been kept free from
vermin, they might have resisted dis
ease germs and remained in good
condition.
—One advantage possessed by the
disc plow is that it will do good work
on land so hard and stiff and dry that
an ordinary turning plow will not
work it at all. Very often plowing
ought to be done, but the land may
be "too dry to plow.” Then is thft
time to use the disc plow.
—One cow will use all her food in
producing milk, exoept what is nec
essary to maintain life and vigor.
Another will put most of her feed In
her carcass. Now which is the most
profitable? In the first case you get
the milk and keep the cow indefinite
ly. In the second case you have to
kill the cow to get the flesh.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson in the Intrruntiounl SrrlM
for November l>, 11102—Joshua's
I'm-11 ■■ a Advice.
THE LESSON TEXT.
(Joshua t i: 14-25.)
11. Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve
Him in sincerity and In truth: ar.d put
away the gods which your fathers si rved
on the* other sleie of the floods and In Egypt:
ar.d serve ye the* Lord.
16. And If It seem evil unto you to serve
the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will
serve; whether the gods which your fa
thers’ served that were on the other side
of the Hood, or the* gods of the Amorites,
In whose land ye dwell; but as for me and
my house, we will serve the Lore!'.
16. And the people answered and said,
God forbid that we should forsake the
Lord, to serve other gods;
17. For the Lord our (lod, He It Is that
brought us up ar.d our fathers out of the
land of Egypt, from the house of bondage,
am.' which did those great signs in our
light, and preserved us in all the w :ty where
in we went, and among all the people
through whom we passed,:
16- And the Lord drove out from before
us ail the* people, even the Amorites which
dwelt in the land: therefore will we also
serve* the Lord; for He isourGod.
19. And Joshua said unto the* people, Ye
cannot serve the Lord: for He is an holy
Goo; He is a jealous God; He will not
forgive your transgressions nor your sins.
-O. If ye forsake the Lord, and serve
strange gods, then He will turn and do
you hurt, and consume you, after that He
ha;h done you good.
21. And the people said unto Joshua,
Nay; but we will serve the Lord.
22. And Joshua said unto the people. Ye
a witnesses against yourselves- that \e
e chosen you the Lord, to serve Him.
’ they sold, \Ve are witnesses.
Now therefore put away, said he, the
ge gods which are among you, and
u. e your heart unto the Lord God of
Israel.
24. And the people said unto Joshua, The
Lord our God will we serve, and His voice
will we obey.
25. So Joshua made a covenant with the
people that day, and set them a statute ar.d
an ordinance in Shechem.
tiOLDKiN TF1XT.—('laoiiMC you this (lay
whom ye will serve.—Josh. 24iir>,
OUTLINE OF SCRIPTURAL SECTION.
The cities of the Levltes-.Josh. xxl.
The misapprehension.Josh. xxit.
Joshua’s charge to the ciders_Josh, xxiii.
Joshua’s charge to the people..Josh. 24:1-22
josnua s ceain.josli.
TIME—B. C. 1444 an6 1447.
PEACE—Shiloh, Tlmnath-serah, and
Shechem.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
The Cities of the Levites.—With
to-day’s lesson we see the comple
tion of the division of the land
among the tribes. Only the Levites,
who were set apart to the Lord, re
mained. Joshua now located them in
cities here and there throughout the
country. Probably the whole city
in each case was not turned over to
them, but only such part as was
needed, with the privilege of pastur
ing cattle in the “suburbs,” as the
strip of pasture land just outside
the city wall was called. Thus Heb
ron is said to have been given to
Caleb (14:1) and also to the Levites
(21:13.)
The Misunderstanding.—The in
dignation of the people over the ac
tion of the two and a half depart
ing tribes, in building the altar by
tlie Jordan, was natural. They
seemed to have forsaken Jehovah,
which would have amounted to a de
claration of war, and it was feared
that, because they were kfrbrews,
the whole nation would be punished.
Note tlie desire of the ten tribes to
settle the matter peaceably if pos
sible. and that untold- suffering was
averted by patience in dealing with a
suspicion that was afterwards found
to be groundless.
The Charge to the Elders.—In
chapter xxiii we have the first of
Joshua’s two farewell addresses. In
it he urges them to be faithful to
the law, and to avoid all intercourse
with the Canaanites.
The Charge to the People.—The
second of the addresses was to those
of the people who were gathered at
the sanctuary at Shechem. Joshua
reviews the goodness of God from
the days of the patriarchs on. and
makes that a reason why the people
should abandon the ancestral idols
—still worshipped more or less
among- them,—and follow Jehovah
only.
“Now, therefore:” Because of
God’s goodness. “Beyond the river:”
Beyond the Euphrates, in Mesopot
amia, whence Abraham had come.
“Choose you this day whom ye will
serve:” Times of rededication to
God arc necessary. Joshua put the
case for Jehovah just as strongly as
he knew how, and then left the. de
cision with the people. “Ye cannot
serve Jehovah:” Joshua seemed to
say, “It is no small matter,—this
serving of Jehovah, for he is holy,
and expects his people to live holy
lives. Are you sure you are equal
to it? If you are unfaithful you
must expect to reap the reward of
unfaithfulness. Have you counted
the cost?” “Put away . . . for
eign gods:” Begin at once. You
must be wholly God’s or not at all.
“Joshua made, a covenant with the
people:” He acted for Jehovah,
declaring the mutual obligations
which both parties, Jehovah and the
people, assumed. This was probably
done with impressive ceremonies,
judging from Ex. 19:20 and Dent.
29: E
Joshua's Death.—After the renew
ing of the cevenant, this sturdy sol
dier felt that he could die in peace.
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other noted men who were also
buried in Ephraim.
Wheat and Chaff.
Shadows do not stop the sun.
God lifts up the heavy-hearted by
means of human hands.
The greatest truths are powerless
without the living teacher.
The heart within to resist evil is bet
ter than a fence without.
Active service saves a man from fool
ish fears and speculations.
It is not our fault if temptations
call on us; but it is if we entertain
them.
The arrangement of the Bible is pro
phetic of our lives, culminating in a
revelation.—Rum’s Horn
MESS ROOM GOSSIP.
Thirty-eight thousand swords have
been ordered by Chili from a German
firm.
Soldiers thrice found guilty of drunk
ennes in one year wil be summarily dis
missed from the army.
Kites are to be substituted for the
balloons now used on board Russian
war vessels for observation purposes.
Men going down in the new subma
rines for the first two or three times
become almost stupefied by the strong
fumes of ^he gasoline used in propell
ing the vessels.
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