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suwswi issm iHy E O SELLERS, Director of Eve ' ntn»f Department The Moody Bible In finite of Chicago.) LESSON FOR NOVEMBER 24 the transfiguration. LESSON TEXT-Mark 9:2-13, GOLDEN TEXT— "A voice came out of the cloud, saving, This la my beloved Son; hear y» Him."—Luke 9:35 R. V. 1, On the Mountain, vv. 2-6.—Peter'* confession Is connected closely with the lesson for today. There Is no rec ord of the Intervening "six days." We are left to surmise what of fear and perplexity filled the minds of the dis ciples after listening to the words of Jetus found in Mark 8-134 and 9:1. These filled them with doubt and dismay. As if to meet this condition of mind Jesus takes Peter, James and John, those three partners In business, who were also present In the home of Jalrus, and later went with him into the garden, and withdrew to a moun tain, probably Mt. Hermon. Here he was transformed, i.e., metamorphosed, completely changed in appearance; read carefully the parallel accounts. Paul's Inspired Words. Joined with Jesus there stood Moses the law-giver and Elijah the great reform prophet. What a com mentary as to the interest of heaven in a dying Messiah and in the glory of that death. We need to read Paul's inspired words (Phil. 2:6,7) In this connec tion. He who thought It not a prize to be grasped after to be equal with God, yet took upon himself tho form of a slave and was made in the habit or fashion of a man. Upon the moun tain Jesus reversed the figure and the ■'servent''— the Son of Man revealed, e. g-, showed forth, the glorious ap pearance of the Son of God. The dis ciples there caught a faint glimpse of that glory which he had with the Father before the world was (John 17:6). But the work ot redemption was not yet accomplished, and so once more he turns back upon that glory. Small wonder, though, that as they beheld these heavenly visitors Peter should exclaim: "Rabbi, It is good for us to be here; let us make three tabernacles (booths), one for thee, one for Moses and one for Eli jah." Notice, however, that Peter spake "for he wist not what to say" (v. 6). Mark alone records these words, and Mark largely received his gospel from Peter. Peter should have kept still. Some revelations are too sacred for speech. Paul had such a one. But while the mount of vision is glorious, Jesus knew the need of crys talling that vision In the lives of those in the valley below. There was work yèt to be done (vv. 14,15). Luke tells us that the transfiguration came "as he was praying." So even yet there Is no greater transfiguring and transforming power than prayer. Moses and Elijah appeared "In glory," whereas Matthew tells us that "hit! face did shine as the sun" (17:2). This was not a reflected glory, but the outshining from within. Three Heavenly Voices Heard. We have only to read'2 Peter, 1:16 IS to answer any question as to thil being a vision In the modern accept ance of that term. We are also told that the word ''vision'' found in verse 9 of the lesson can be translated, "things seen." Indeed the disciples were "fully awake" (Luke 9:32 R. V.). The question as to how the disciples could recognize Moses and Elijah, whom they had never seen, Is not at all difficult for'the believer. They ap peared "in glory" and when the glory was withdrawn they saw "no man save Jesus." This also serves to help answer the qsestion, "Shall we recognize In glory those whom we have lost awhile?" Three heavenly voices were heard. Jesus' voice in prayer, his compan ions conversing of that great event Jet to be accomplished (Luke 9:31) and the voice of Uod, "This is my be loved (only begotten) Son; hear him." What matters tho opinions of earth's greatest lawyers and prophets, or tho suggestions of our dearest friends, "Hear him." That is the crux of the heavenly message: "Hear him,' teacher, observe him as an example, accept him as Saviour and obey him as Lord and Master. Fear fell upon them and they fell upon their faces In humiliation, but with tender compassion Jobus said "arise and be not afraid." It almost seems like a rebuke to Peter, who had so freely protested against the sugges tton of the manner of his death. Jesus' transfiguration and the words of his companion, as well as the com mand of the Father, were a vindica tion of his authority and a revelation in advance of tho supreme wonder of the cross. Arising they "saw no man save Jesus." It is far better to "see him" than to see, hold converse with, or have communion with, the great est of earth, pnBt or present. 2 The descent, v. 9:13.—As they descended from the mountain Jesus charged them to tell no man. Very different from our modern method. But the need Is clearly shown as we read Peter's words (2 Peter. 1-. 15-21). Peter places great emphasis upon the Importance of this experience, declar ing himself as an eyewitness of his 'majesty" as well as the "honor and glory." Peter and the others could hot talk intelligently of this experi ence until after Christ's work was "finished" upon Calvary, vindicated at the tomb and glorified on the day of Pentecost. Hence they "kept that saying with themselvqa," obeying his Injunction of silence. On the return they caught some word about his ris ,n 6 from (he dead, hence the ques tion about the return of Elijah. Jesus tells them that Elijah had returned In the person of John the Baptist and that ho had been rejected (see Matt. ITill-ll). There Is slight grounds for Impostors and insane people to apply those words to tUemsslvas, tords must certainly have I importance of pecan foe of Best Money-Producing Trees in United States. No Other Agricultural or Horticultural Product Attracting More Atten tion or Being More Widely Exp'olted in South. (By C. A. REED.) The pecan Is one of the most im portant of the nut-bearing trees grown in the United States, and within the area thought to be adapted to its cul ture no other agricultural .. __ cultural product which has appeared during recent or hortl years is attracting greater attention or being so widely exploited. It was not found by the early botanists nearer the Atlantic_: than Western Alabama iu the south ami Central Tennessee and Kentucky In the north, but with the progress of agriculture in the south tlie species has been carried eastward and widely distributed with apparent tho Eastern Gulf and South Atlantic states. It has also been sparingly in troduced into many of the northern states, including Ohio, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland. Dela ware, New Jersey, and to a slight ex tent Into the lower New England states. coast success over In the west it has received but little attention. A few planted trees may be found bero and there gS ft* rv ■ « I J I Pecan Foliage and Flower*. from Washington to Southern Cali fornia, but pecan growing has not be come an important industry west of tbe Rocky Mountains. The evident age of not uncommon large trees near the Gulf coast Indi cates that the planting of pecans In the southern states east and south of the area of the natural range of the species has been in progress for more than a century. The planting of orchards in those states began with seedling trees about 20 years after the civil war. During the early nine ties grafted and budded trees of named varieties appeared in sufficient numbers so that a few orchards of such trees were then planted, but comparatively few orchards of either seedling or grafted trees were planted previous to 1900. Since, that time, especially during the past five years, the planting of pecan orchards in the southern states has been taking place at a rapidly accelerating rate. In Southern Mississippi, Southern Alabama, Central and Southern Georgia and Northern Florida, large DIPPING IS MOST EFFECTIVE Treatment Requires Much Less Time Than Spraying and Is More Satis factory in Every Way. (By H. XV. GRAYBILL, D. V. M„ United Stat-a Department of Agriculture.) Dipping, to rid the cattle of tho fe ver tick, as a rule, will be found more satisfactory in every way than spray The treatment requires much less time and, as a rule, will be found much more effective. In many cases, however, when the number of cattle on a farm Is small, it is not economical to construct a dipping vat. In such log. ÜB U ip ;• Pall Spraying Pump fop Small Herds. if there is a sufficient number of cases cattle within a radius of several miles to warrant tho construction of a vat, It will be advisable for the farmers co-operate In constructing a vat all of the cattle of the com to where muntty may be dipped, In case tho construction of a community vat is impracticable, it will then bo neces resort to spraying or hand sary to dressing. . . In spraying animals, a good type of Four Things Necessary. make the poultry business pay, four things are necessary. The one embarking In It must have a natural liking for the pursuit, must ascertain exactly how much capital can be in rested In the business, must make a study of the most approved plana and methods of starting The enterprise, both as to the breed of fowls selected and the arrangements for their ac commodation, roust ascertain the b"st accessible markets and tbe best man To ! tracts of land, frequently several hun I dred acres in extent. are being plant ! cd to pecan trees and later sold tc I outside Investors. For several years ! the demand for nursery grown trees 1 has been far beyond the supply, lead isg nurserymen boohing ordets for their entire output from six to eight months before the planting season Most unusual interest is being mani fested In pecan culture and Invest ments, which are "large for an indus try that is still In its Infancy, are be ing mado In spite of the fact that very few pecan orchards are as yet of suf ficient age to have been in bearing long enough to furnish reliable data upon which to make safe estimates as to the probable yields of a given va riety at any stated age in particular localities. Observations, accurate In themselves, on the bearing records of single trees here and there are fre quently taken as the basis for esti mates as to the probable yield of an entire orchard of the same variety or varieties, but as it usually develops that the trees making these records have grown under conditions of ex ceptionally favorable environment, the fallacy of such calculations is at once apparent. To be at all trustworthy, estimates as to future yields must bo based on the average records of a great number of trees under normal conditions rather than of single trees which are conspicuous because of %elr normal production. An erroneous impression to effect that the pecan has no serious enemies in the way of insect pests or fungous diseases and that it is not affected by drought, freezing temper the atures, or high winds has become pr» valent among a considerable portion of prospective commercial and amateur planters. No agricultural product Is without its natural ene mies and other obstacles that must be overcome. When any plant Is brought under cultivation and large contigu ous areas are planted, the opportuni ties for the development and spread of the insectB and diseases attacking it are greatly Increased. Tho pecan Is no exception to this rule, and In due time many serious enemies to it must be expected to appear. Long-continued rainB at the Mos soming time which interfere with pol llnatlon, late spring frosts which kill the buds or destroy the young nutlets, sudden drops of temperature In winter during which Immature late growth may be severely frozen back, storms of such Intensity as to blow the nutB off, and droughts during the late sum mer months Just as tho nuts are maturing are inevitable obstacles which must be taken Into consider atlon. pail spray pump, costing from $5 tt $7, will probably be found most satis factory. It should be provided with about 15 feet of 3-8-inch high-pressur« hose and a type of nozzle furnishing a cone-shaped spray of not too wide an angle. A. nozzle with a very small aperture should not be used, becauss the spray produced is too fine to we properly the hair and skin of the ani mais without consuming an unnecea sary amount of time. In spraying animals the work should be done with great thoroughness. Th« animal to be sprayed should be so curely tied to a post, or, better still, to one of the posts ef a board or rail fence or in a fence corner, where II can not circle about to avoid the treat Every portion of the body ment. should be thoroughly treated, special attention being given to tho head, dewlap, brisket, Inside of elbows, In side of thighs and flanks, tbe tall and the depressions at the base of the tail. An animal can not be satisfac torily sprayed unless it Is restrained by tying or some other means, and results can not be obtained unless the hair and skin are thoroughly wetted, Runty Pigs. By taking the smallest pigs awaj from the otheri and feeding them by themselves as soon as they are weaned you will seldom have a runty pig on the place. Runts are merely those pigs that are small at birth and which do not have a chance with their stronger companions to get enough to eat. Carelessness With Sows. A weak, pourly nourished mothei means a weak and sickly lot of pigs. Most of us are entirely too careless with the pregnant sows and the pigs must have tho right sort of care be fore they are born. Excessive coin feeding of sows is too often prac ticed with serious consequence*. ner of reaching good customers in those markets and then proceed to work with patience and persistence. Necessity for Salt. It Is advisable to have some medi cated salt always before the sheep and lambs, and once the salt Is provided It ought never to be taken away or the box left empty for any length of time. Goars», little fleeces sre likely to develop If tbe sheep want salt and cannot get 1L Mm wcm MCADMM 0 K Af U A sire Is half the herd. Transplant trees in the fall. Apples do well in cold storage Plow the garden in tho fall, If possl ble. Tiling increases tho acreage with out increase of taxes. Alfalfa hay Is a very pood fend for the dairy cow, and corn silage Is also good. One gre-'t advantage in the poultry business iß the quick returns on the investment. Fine corn meal for the skim milk calf is a good substitute for tho more expensive oil meal. It Is easy for one man with a lit tle help during the brooding season, to raise 4,000 chickens. To double the amount of milk per acre and out the cost of milk produc tion In two—build a silo. The production of green ducks is coming to be a large business* espe cially in tho eastern states. If from a well-nourished dam and a healthy strain of animals, the pigs rarely need attention at farrowing time. Hogs should not as a rule be turned into more corn at one time than they can eat up clean in two or three weeks. In pruning the orchard of diseased limbs and twigs, the pruning shears should be Rterllized before and after each operation. Hogs ought to have all the corn they can properly digest if they are to be pushed along and put quickly upon the market. The care of the teats should al ways be observed by the milker, and when they got hard and rough should be anointed with vaseline. Time spent In cleaning np an or chard In the fall of the year will be amply rewarded with better and cleaner fruit the next season. When you see the sheep nibbling at their sides take a good look at them. There Is something wrong. See If you can't find something wrong. See If you can't find some ticks. Build silos, grow less acres of corn but utilize the whole crop in its best form, and grow alfalfa on the corn acreage saved for a cheap, palatable, home-grown balancer for corn. Have a light poultry house, admit ting plenty of fresh air without pro ducing direct drafts of atr. germs of most diseases cannot live In frosh air or very strong light. Tho A yield of 12 tons of silage may easily be obtained from one acre of corn. Allowing 30 pounds of silage as a daily ration, one acre of corn will furnish four cows with silage for 200 days. A bright, Intelligent man, a good manager and a close observer will save more than his wages In the amount of work he will accomplish, and in maintaining the condition of his team. The value of rape or any non-legu minous crop for green manure will depend very materially upon the me chanical condition of the soli and tho rotation of crops which Is practiced upon the land. A house to accommodate a single sow does not need a great deal ot ventilation, although there should be enough to keep the air In good condi tion, but where a dozen or more hog* are kept in the same house perfect ventilation Is necessary. Though It Is generally conceded among poultrymen that the long con tinuous poultry house Is well adapted to the housing of grown and laying stock, It Is a fact that the growing stock is better cared for In the separate small colony houses. young A little pig, Just like a growing plant, needs sunshine. In both cases It seems to be a sort of tonic that makes the best development possible. Catch the lame ewe and see If she Isn't in the first stages of foot rot. Looks like It from here, though It may be that her hpof only needs trim ming. A good plan to give your hens plen ty In the winter Is to cover the hen house floor with leaves. Then scat ter small grain and crushed com among the leaves when you feed the fowls at noon. The chickens will get the grain and find wholesome ex ercise in doing It. To fatten poultry for market, re move from the yards and place, with out overcrowding, In a coop . which ahould be provided with a canvas cover to draw down an i keep the In mates In darkness. Do ot feed for about six hours after placing la the coop, and then feed ail they will eat. Feed three times a day, and ! keep fresh water and a basin of grit always before them. \ v nni Keep the hoe sharpened. A check rein is a cruelty. Soy beans are rich In protein. Spread the farm manure In winter Tall meeds should be mowed and burned. Selling the fortuity of the soil If a poor way to get rich. It !r Important that some grain be fed pigs Intended for the market Storm windows should take the place of wire screens ou the house. After your crop Is made the prob leni is how to sell It to the host advan tage. The department of agriculture says that ratH do an annual damage of $100,000,000. Feedlng chicks when too young and too much at a time are fruitful sources of bowel trouble. While y on the truck than you have ever Uopt? shy not get better slock are at It, of so The young trees should he hanked 'hlch with earth, from settling about them. Ill keep a t er Gardena should be cleared from all remains of tho season's crops and prepared for the next year The heifer bred too early always remains stunted in growth and hot milk flow Is shortened for all time. If you'll save a little seed corn earlier in the season, you'll save n little money Inter In the season. The leaves of trees that can be gathered In any quantity during win ter and spring are very valuable. The best compost heap Is the ma mire of horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, and fowls. All such should be saved. Tho cow-testing movement, being organized effort for improvement, conducive to better community spirit. For the amount of money Investev In the poultry business, It pays a larger profit than any other farm specialty. Silage Is very nearly as cheap as pasture and In composition Is prac tically the Bame, pound for pound, as timothy pasture. Flow the garden this fall and see how It goes to be able to work the Boil which, In the early spring, had this fall plowing. Do not think because n sheep has a heavy coat of wool ho will bo able to endure cold rains and Bleep with out a warm shelter. The yards and sleeping quarters must be kept dry and clean, as im pure air and dampness are two things that a sheep cannot endure. A part of tho poultry on the farm Is that covey of quail you have observed In the back fields somewhere, and a little attention to those small fowls Is worth while. It is not bad practice to treat the wheat seed to a liquid spraying of one pound of formaldehyde in forty gallons of water. It will provent th smut damage. The most Important, business of the dairyman is to increase the amount of manurtal substances and apply them where they are most needful by the growing crops. There Is ono big advantage In sow ing the winter wheat late and that Is you stand a good chance to escape the Hessian fly, which does so much damage to the wheat fields. In feeding tho cows do not give them more than they can use readily. Any feed that Is left in the mangers after the cows aro through will nat urally represent a certain amount of waste. Brood eowB should have a quiet, warm, dry place where their litters may Bpend the first weeks of their lives without being unnecessarily dis turbed by other animals or Inquisitive people. Unleached wood ashes contain from five to seven per cent, of potash and are an excellent fertilizer, As Is well known, the ashes from hard wood are much richer In potash tbal! those from soft wood. The droppings from the cattle will benefit the pasture more if they af-e spread or broken up with a spike tooth harrow with the teeth set well aslant. This prevents the grass from being killed out and weeds coming »« where the droppings have laid. A profitable crop cannot bo grown on land deficient In humus, which Is the same thing as rotted sod or rot ted manure, with fertilizer alone. Pigs that are allowed to run with the sows until she weans them her self arc always more thrifty than those that are weaned early. Of course, this is pretty hard on the sow but If she Is full fed on milk-producing feed she wfll not suffer greatly. A good way to cure a dog of the habit of rushing out at travelers as they pass is to put on an old over coat or otherwise dlsguso, fill the gar den sprayer with diluted ammonia and give him a dose as he tears out into the road. One dose is generally sufficient, produced by alternate grain. They must be pushed to lay on fat from start to finish. If the lamb* are to be fattened for market start them on a little grain just as soon as they will learn to eat It and feed grain continuously with good pasture until they go to tbe block. Prime fat ribs cannot be grass and 'fi Albanians Are a Brave. Savage and Religious People. AH Trained to Warfare—Power of Life and Death Over Member* of Tribe Held by It* Chief Women Sacred. London-The only race claiming to descend directly from the JVlusgl Is the Sklpetar, native of Albania, and Its mentality affords a fascinating field for delvers In prehistoric conditions. Christianity, ardently assimilated and Interwoven with primeval Instincts, to which a tinge of Mohammedanism has been added, giv mixture I that puzzles students of this most an a curious ! 1 cient people In Europe. The Alban lan Is brave, savage ami religious, aft er his own fashion. Catholicity of a particular brand nourishes In the northern regions, but It has proved Impotent to oust tribal custom, on which, at most, II can Impose certain modifications. Tin church adapting her tenets to tho rog ulation of what she cannot as yet re move; the blood-feud, archaic rlage laws, and Intertribal tho have e relath There Is nothing modern about the ■hlch Albanian, except his are of the best caliber, for here he 1* Indeed a connoisseur The annual cor capons. in tho e Tho oniony of blosing the guns Mlrdlte tribe is very Imprcsslv Albanian youth does not always wait for it to be invested with what is to him tho symbol of occasion arise, after he 1ms completed his sixteenth year, It is solemnly hand ed to him, and he receives It rc\ ontly, making the sign of tho er and firing off Ills three first shot« for the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Ho In already well vented In Its manipu lation, although ho has not had a weap* , but; not. until ho has used It to some purpose may ho wed the maiden to whom ho has been In - Should • an hood T on of IiIh OYN trothed from infancy. An Albanian tribe or Ah Is governed arbitrarily by 11 b chief, who ha« pow er of llfo and death over Its members. A fls knows no distinction of creed: Moslem, Catholic and orthodox ow ing perfect allegiance to each other, and being ever ready to avenge u fel low-tribesman on a coreligionist of another tribe. The head of n Moslem tribe is styled "Mu,ktar/' that of a Catholic "Kocogas." A tribe Is divid ed Into "barlks" or banners, which muster in the appointed order ns soon as the summons for action goes forth. Cowardice Is a vice unknown to the Albanian, for he has lived since birth in & fighting at mosphere, and his skir mishes with his neighbors are more frequent than football mutches In Kng BMI HR pH MèmM z'l , y at&t Wild Albania. land. Food Is of tho simplest, descrip tion, consisting In a well-to-do family of bread and milk, or broad and cheese for dally fare, and roast mutton—often from over the border*—on feast days. The Albanian Is temperate, as well as frugal, a pint ot rakl—whisky distill ed from plums—sufficing on festive oc casions for a household of 12. He shares whatever he has with a stranger. Albanian hospitality la tho same today as when commended by Tacitus. SENTENCES A MAN TO TUB Washington Court Justice Has Rom cdy for Husband's "Tired Feeling." Washington.—Washtub exercise as an antidote for that, "tired feeling" contracted by non-supporting husbands Is the corrective suggested by Judge De laicy of the Juvenile court. Walter Hartgrove, who says he Is a graduate of a Virginia college and who today Is starting on a now career, was the object of tho court's remarks. The defendant, apparently In excellent health, told the Judge that he was overworked and neded rest. When Hartgrove's mother sought to corrob orate her son's assertions Judge Do Lacy advocated the washtub treat ment. The tears of the mother and the wife led the court to parole Hartgrove with the understanding that ho would contribute to the support of his wifi and children. ANGLER MAKES A GUESS Pennsylvanian Thinks His Lanter» Seared Big Fleh High and Dry. Carlisle, Pa.—"It was never so known before," say Rankin Dunfee, a local angler, who wasn't angling oo the occasion in point. "I was cross ing the bridge near homo, swinging my lantern, for the night was dark I heard a great splash, got down on the bank with the lantern to see tho cause, and, lo and behold! a sixteen Inch fish lay floundering In tho weeda The lantern must have scared him on of the water, don't you think?" Two Old Ones, Philadelphia.—Mrs, Margaret Arm strong, 84, was arraigned charged with chastizing Mrs. Mira Dean, 60, her daughter. The astonlabed magi» träte «et her free. An Old-Time Thanksgiving Day Rr REV. JAMES M GRAY. D D„ ot the Mo.xi> ID.ir I :• lui*. Chi M ■I O»« I their TEXT-•Amt r»P I* nlrth, ho « ortie I hat I» .1 un, I, ,1 N< In-inlilb 9 : It. Our forefathers all else « i iv religious. Re ligio tln-m from tho fa therland and all that It means, to face these bleak E n g I a ii d shores " The voy age of the May I j icil sepa j j ! j No ! t m ! d as Israel'* i^sln/ï the Heil ». The clearing chib, the of the f< ' tho of building i treat Un hut«, tho with tho Indians* : tl '" ol ' u -L I til an* et« ere all. in a of in day TlwuikHglvlng lorship. 'oncejulou, and it Inception, its and Its observance 300 years holy than tho Sabbath. A lull game on Thanksgiving day! Ah ay trom Jehovah und bow down to Haul and Ar.htarothl van soon turn v Ye Olden Times. Road tin- sermons Thanksgiving day In "ye olden limes," and compare them with the political is of today. Shades of Increase and Cotton Mather! They believed Iu God then. They believed he gave seed time and harvest, und they had a god ly fear of that judgment upon sin which might withhold tho hlesslug once. Just once—and then? It will not do to say that the former days were better than these. They were not to some things. They burned tallow candles then, and wore poke bonnets; now we have the Merry Wid ow hat and the arc light. They walked on earlh then, and sailed on the aea; now we navigate the air, and know tho mysteries of the submarine, But the presence of God was potent to our fathers, and now—well, we're not ao sure about it. Let us go back to Bethel. Why should not Thanksgiving day be made a revival day? Not n day of gloom, not the sourness of the Puritan, but lila gladness, for he had gladness, a real gladness, the gladness that come* from an enlightened recognition of hit bounty who Is tho author and giver ol every good and perfect gift, the glad ness that comes from a willing dedica tion of ourselves to his holy service, Post-Babylonian Judah affords a good typo of the observance of Thanksgiving day, You will find lb# story In tho eighth of Nehomlah, Laughter for Tears. Tho people wore gathered in a great open air meeting, and Ezra read the Word of God to them, while their oth er religious teachers and civil gov ernors explained its sense. At firsl they were afraid, and were msved to tears, for conviction of sin had gripped them; but they were exhorted to laugh Instead of weep, for It was a holy day unto the laird their God. "Go your way." said Nehemlab, ''eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared, for this day Is holy unto our Lord; neither be ye sorry, for the Joy of tho Lord Is your strength." This teaches us that there Is suck a thing as holy mirth, a Joyous feBt.lv Ity unto the Lord. Indeed, this was the prevailing Idea of all the Mosalo feasts, which were social as well as religious occasions of the highest Joy. It teaches us again that holy mirth la accompanied by benevolence and love. What constant provision Is made for the poor In all the Old Testament legislation? Nohcmlah was teaching nothing.new when he said: "Send por tions unto them for whom nothing Is prepared." God's Idea of repentance. Is, among other things, "to Judge the fatherless, to relieve the oppressed, and to plead for the widow." It teaches ua In the third place that the mirth which breeds benevolence la Inspired not by material prosperity, but by tho knowledge of the word of the Lord. There was material pros perity In post-Edenlc times, but it led not to mlrthfulnesa. and love, but to Jealousy and murder. Cain was pros perous, but he killed his brother. There was material prosperity In tho days before tho flood, for men wers eating and drinking, marrying and giv ing In marriage, but God saw that "every Imagination of the thoughts of man's heart was only evil continually" (Genesis 6:5). There was material prosperity after the flood, for men built cities and erected empires, hut (hey forgot God until he scattered them to the four corners of the earth. Oh, what good news God haH to pour Into our sad and heavy hearts out of his precious word, If we will listen to It! last us gather around that word on this Thanksgiving day! Let It tak« the place which other things have usurped of late. Closed eyes will be opened by It, darkness will give place to light, and tho garment of praise will be donned Instead of the spirit of heaviness. pp-ncln-il on The Great Secret. Loving God Is the secret which re eonclles all. This Is the secret of be ing occupiod, with interest, In the filings of earth, without ceasing to love the things of heaven. But ye divided hearts, who have dreamed of a com promise between heaven and earth, and have appeared tormented with fears and scruples, now know the cause of your condition: Ye fear God, but ye do not love him. Love had speedily cut the difficulty; everything for God, nothing for self, Is Its motto. Everything for God, pro vided God Is mine. Then let him en rich or Impoverish my life, let him extend or limit my activity, let him gratify or oppose my tastes; If 1 have my God, I have all things at once.-* Alexandre R. Vlnet.