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i RATIONS FOR WORK HORSES AND MULES
L m m MM 1 % \ x m < Xv.-xAv*: m 5Ä* W: :-*<> v< & A Standardised at a Government Remount Depot. ner, ning they eral in of no (Prepared by the U. S. Department of Ag riculture.) The selection of a ration foi horses and mules in the South depends large ly upon the kinds of feed available, the prices of the feed, and the amount and character of the work. For a 1,000 or 1,100 pound horse at moderate work a daily ration of from 10 to 12 pounds of grain and from 12 to 14 pounds of hay should be am ple. At light work the grain ration should be increased. For a horse at moderate work weighing from 1,000 to 1,100 pounds the following rations will be found satisfactory. These ra tions are to be divided into three feeds. Nearly one-half of the rough age should be fed at night and the remainder divided between the morn ing and noon feeds. The grain may be divided into three equal portions, to be fed morning, noon and night: Ten pounds oats; fourteen pounds mixed hay. Ten pounds shelled corn or corn meal or twelve and one-half pounds (By as ply all it r % t mi \ À i ; / •>. s m m m j £ m V. 4 sK m Percheron Stallion, Imported From France. ear corn or corn-and-cob meal; four teen pounds cowpea hay. Eight pounds shelled corn or corn meal or ten pounds ear corn or corn and-cob meal; one pound cottonseed meal; ten pounds alfalfa hay; two quarts molasses. Eight pounds shelled corn or ten pounds ear corn and cob meal; one and one-half pounds cottonseed meal; fourteen pounds mixed hay (Bermuda, lespedeza, etc.). Six pounds shelled corn or corn meal or seven and one-half pounds ear corn or corn-and-cob meal; two , pounds gluten; one and one-half pounds cottonseed meal; six pounds cowpea hay; ten pounds corn stover. The above rations are offered as sug gestions and will have to he altered to suit conditions. If an animal is not doing well and is thin in flesh add more grain. : It may be found desirable to feed ear corn instead of shelled corn or com meal. The ear com, if desirable, may be ground and fed as corn-and-cob meal. One hundred pounds of ear com or corn-and-cob meal is equiva lent to about eighty pounds of shelled corn or com meal. For horses at light work the grain in the above rations should be reduced and the roughage increased In amount For wintering horses which have lit tle, if any, work to do the foregoing rations may be used, with the grain re duced one-half or three-fourths, or the grain may be entirely eliminated if the hay la of good quality and the horses are easy keepers. Salt should be provided so that the horse may have access to it daily. Horses should not be fed or watered when they are hoL If a horse comes . In very hungry it is better to allow M— to eat hay for half an hour before he la given his grain. If he takes the sharp edge off his appetite on hay he will take more time to eat his grain and will masticate it better. In hot weather horses should be watered in the -morning; in ike middle of the s. Contrary to general belief it has been found in n test by the Virginia station that hens do better and lay snore eggs In poultry houses with Boon than with ural A >. ' fences .are : _ beet are ■f m forenoon, before and after their din ner, and before and after their eve ning meal. If possible, after the horses have finished their evening feed, they should be turned out in a lot where they can roll and get water at will during the night. This applies espe cially during hot weather. The selection of a ration and gen eral care of horses depends largely on local conditions, and the United States department of agriculture advises the farmer to get in touch with the county demonstration agent whenever he is in doubt regarding the best methods of handling stock. In case there is no county agent, the farmer should write the state agricultural station toi information. COTTONSEED MEAL FOR EGGS Substitute for Beet Scraps Should Be Kept Before Hens All the Time in a Self-Feeder. to (By F. C. HARE, Clemson Agricultural College.) A dry mash for winter egg produc tion in which cottonseed meal is used as a substitute for beef scraps to sup ply protein Is made up as follows: Cottonseed meal.100 pounds Com meal. Ground oats. Wheat bran. Wheat shorts .... Ground lime rock . Ground charcoal . Salt . Keep it in the house before the hens all the time in a self-feeder, or in a low, flat box covered with slats or wire netting so the hens cannot scratch it out. The ground lime rock is fer tilizer lime, not the burnt lime used for whitewashing. The ground char coal can be left out if it cannot be readily obtained, but always add the salt. . 50 pounds ..... 50 pounds ..... 50 pounds ..... 50 pounds . 16 pounds ......12 pounds . 2 pounds This mash contains from 18 to 20 per cent protein, which makes it a food for egg production equal to the most mashes. It requires several days for the hens to become accustomed to this mash, but they soon develop a fond ness for it and eat it greedily. expensive commercial egg VINE PRUNING IN THE SOUTH Proper Time to Work on Grapes Is ir Spring, Just Before Growth Starts —Leaves Stop Bleeding. (By C. M. SCHULTZ.) In the South the only time to prune the ordinary grapes is just before growth starts in the spring, the leaves will soon stop the bleeding. One spring in North Carolina the weather turned hot the first of March and the vines that had been pruned in the fall made shoots six inches long while those that had not been pruned hardly swelled the buds. The last week in the month the mercury suddenly fell with a norther to 20 degrees above zero and the shoots on the pruned vines were fro zen. grapes and had a normal growth, while those around me hardly got half a crop. I had learned this from seasons years before, when I had seen the same thing, must be pruned in November or De cember as it bleeds worse than thr cluster grapes. Then After the freeze I pruned my But the Scuppernong Sow Hog Lot to Artichokes. Part of the hog lot should be sown to artichokes or rape. This forage crop will afford a large part of the liv ing for a bunch of pigs. If they have shade and water, they will be Mit to show growth and good health all summer. One ration a day of grain will be ample until fattening time ir the fall. Protection fbr Skunks. The high prices paid for skunk fur has caused a great demand for skins and In some parts of the South the animals are being protected by wire fences built around their favorite haunts. The skunk ought to be pro tected because it ia always feeding on the enemies of form oops. In many states they are protected by law. Cottonseed Meal to Hogs.' Cottonseed meal, if it la fed at all to hoga, mast he given in limited qpaa titl e e. % '*• , __farmers who produce dead products and hava tlsa to go oat and ask prloes tor them. a Inch of Rain Watsr. An Inch of »4« ft.* _ €-4 yiigg \ v£V TERROR TO PUGILISTS, HIS WIFE SEATS HIM Boxer Admits 8he Made Him "Take Count," So Seeks Di vorce. New York.—Johnny Dundee, light* weight prise fighter, who has handil y sent to the count many an antagonist of the ring, says he is no match for his wife, who, according to charges he has filed, has made it unsafe for him to longer live with her. Dundee put his alleged grievances In affidavit forth and attached the affi davit to his complaint in a suit for separation filed in the supreme court. The action is recorded as being brought by Joseph Carroro, Dundee's real name, against Lucille Carroro. He says he was married on June 26, 1912, and one child was born. This is Lucille, now two years old. Almost from the day of the wedding, Dundee In the ice a in M & of A Sim V A co, of of hi J# I to er 3 32 Beat Him When Things Went Wrong. alleges, his wife made trouble for him. Often he forgave her on her promise to mend her ways, but she always re lapsed into her habit of beating him when things went wrong. "She committed acts of violence against the plaintiff," the affidavit runs, "striking him over the head with china dishes, shoes and bric-a-brac, and more particularly almost daily during the month of February last and daily from then to March 10 she did strike and beat the plaintiff over his head with dishes while he was asleep." It was on March 10 that, Dundee says, he decided he could stand it nc longer and would bring suit. a SHAMROCK THWARTS DIVORCE Sprig Arrives in Nick of Time and California Couple Are Recon ciled. San Francisco.—A sprig of sham rock, a bit faded and crumbled as the result of its long journey from Kerry, was the means of uniting Mrs. Mar garet Murphy and her husband, John, in Superior Judge Flood's court, after they had decided to part forever. Margaret claimed John was cruel, and would sooner go to soccer games than eat her Sunday dinners. She left him and filed a divorce complaint. The day after she quit her home a let ter came from her mother in Kerry. John took it to her when he was sum moned to court. Mrs. Murphy opened it and out fell the sprig of shamrock Margaret picked up the bit of verdure and looked at John. He had been watching her intently. Hesitating a moment she tore the sprig in two, and, going over to her husband, placed half of it in his hat. A moment later out came John with Margaret on his arm. a a the De BILL" IS LANDED AT LAST « Persistent Practical Joker Expected ? Pig, Express Company Deliv ered Porcupine. Milwaukee.—Bill Rood, train crier at the Union depot, has at last had it He admitted it as he my "slipped over.' gazed sadly upon the fretful and un desirable porcupine which cost him $2.10 in express charges. Bill has enjoyed the reputation of being the most persistent practical joker in railroad circles, and it has been the boast that he himself was immune. One night he expected a young pig from a farmer friend up in the state. A large box arrived. Bill cheerfully paid the express charges. What was his surprise to find the angry, qaill shooting spine hog instead. But he was equal to the occasion and sent the porcupine out again on the 4:50 train to a friend miles away. liv to all ir WOMAN KILLS 13 WILD CATS fur the on Washington Matron Hunts Animalr for the Bounty Paid by the County. Tacoma, Wash.—Mrs. O. G. Shaw of Electron, the only woman hunter of the county who tackles wild cats in their lair, brought her first trophy ♦hl« season to County Auditor Morris' office and received the bounty of $5 allowed under the law. Mrs. Shaw brought* in a dozen pelts of wild cats last year and was paid bounties on fk she hilled while dri ving along a coun try road in her automobile. The an! mal stepped ont in front of the chine. Throwing on the brakes, Mrs. Shaw brought ont her rifle and kffled the cat. all em. One of the cats tlsa ' Amiable Husband, This. New York.—In her suit for aepa ratten lira. Henry F. McNamara say her hnebaad had the photographs c fifty girls to hie room and that b „ - i g a rt w a .he# ' ^ 1 * 1 ! v£V ■ , V SESäx-Ä . OLDEST RANGERS RETIRES Threats on His Life Led Captain John R. Hughes Into the Service. NEVER LOST A BATTLE In Continuous Service Since 1887 and Was Promoted From Private to Present Rank by Superiors Being Killed. Ysleta, Tex.—Capt. John R. Hughes, the oldest ranger in the state serv ice in point of years, is to retire. His resignation has been handed in after a continuous service since 1887. He entered as a private and on July 4, 1Ç93, was made a captain, all of his superior officers having been killed in desperate fights with fierce border bandits. He was led to talk about himself He pictured It ir of ly, to # and his career, simple, plain words. The tale as he told it follows: "Before I enlisted in the ranger force, I was a ranchman on the line of Travis and Williamson counties.' A band of thieves stole about seven ty-five head of horses from my range. Among them were sixteen head of mine. I followed them to New Mexi co, got all my horses back and a lot of my neighbors' horses. The hand of men were convicted for stealing my horses, and sent to the New Mexico penitentiary. Threats Made Him Ranger. I just lacked fifteen days of being gone a year on that trip. When I re turned home 1 unbuckled my pistol and went about attending to my stock and wanted to be at peace with the world. The friends of the men that I had followed to New Mexico would not let me alone. One of them came to the ranch to kill me. I was ab sent, but a ranger had arrived at the ranch just after I had left. The rang er was hunting the man who was hunting me. They exchanged shots. The ranger shot the pistol out of his hand, but the man got away. "He was wanted for murder, and some other offense. The ranger asked me to help catch the men. About three weeks later we rounded him up, but, unfortunately, he would not sur render, and was killed. His friends then were so annoying to me that 7 «< r', o C c 4 &2Q )•! a G c &-? -• il y», o jSj&g J! Has Been in Several Engagements. could not go without my arms, so the ranger persuaded me to enlist in the company with him. "I enlisted at Georgetown August 10, 1887, expecting to stay six or eight months. I reached headquarters camp at Camp Wood, in Nueces Canyon, November 12, having ridden in that time about seven hundred miles on horseback, moved camp to Rio Grande City. We stayed on the lower Rio Grande a year and a half, during which time we had some exciting times. Arrested War Leader. ? That same „ winter we it he of Among other things the Garza war I arrested Catarina was started. Garza, in August, 1888, for criminal libel, complaint being made by Victor Sebra. Sehra afterward shot Garza and two companies of rangers were sent there to attend to the mob. I was the first ranger to arrive. "Unfortunately I have been In sev eral engagements where des iterate criminals were killed. I have never lost a battle that I was in personally, and never let a prisoner escape. The longer I hold a prisoner the closer I watch hlm. I have never been in dicted for a grand jury. I have been stationed at Austin a good deal of the time. "I got my promotions all the way from private to captain by my su perior officers being killed by Mexican bandits. was killed by Mexican smugglers In the Fra nkUn mountains, April 17, 1890. I took his place. Capt. Frank Jones was killed on Pirate Island by Mex icans on June 30, 1893, and I was ap pointed by Governor Hogg to fill hla place. My appointment as captain is dated July 4, 1893. For several years I did not expect to live to the age thatlamnow. I expected to be killed Dy criminals. "1 have a scrapbook that is very interesting to all old-timers, and a great many of my friends want me to write a book of my life as a ranger,, but I don't expect to ever do so tor several reasons. One of those is that I do not crave notoriety. Another is that I do not need the money. I have ywimiil n ^ enough of world's goods tb be able to keep the wott rich, how* he Bergt. Charles Fusselman of of in $5 c b from tile door. I sal > ! ïÉiiiy j ygg -*■' j : ALEX MW IS TO HAN6 JUKE 18 SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS DECIS ION OF JEFPER80N COUNTY MURDERER. MAKES FAREWELL ADDRESS Judge Richard Reed of Supreme Court Makes Farewell Address to Bar Members While on Bench for the Last Time. —Jackson. In the list of cases handed down by the supreme court May 3 included sev eral from the state docket, one of them being a capital case, which was an nounced by Justice Cook, that of Alex McNair, from Jefferson county. The appellant was convicted of murder and sentenced to be hanged, the appeal be ing based principally on the question of his sanity. The court announced that that was properly a question for the Jury, and it having held different ly, this court would not undertake to override its finding. The case was therefore affirmed and the date of ex ecution set for Friday, June 18. Justice Reed handed down an opin ion affirming the verdict of the lower court in the case of Ed Stewart, from Lawrence count, convicted of assault with intent to kill, and sentenced to five years; also the ca.se of R. O. Hastings vs. State, from Holmes coun ty. who is under sentence to five years' imprisonment for shooting with intent to kill, was affirmed. Judge Reed Retires. The feature of the session of the supreme court on May 4 was a brief farewell address made by Judge Rich ard F. Reed to members of the bar. In the course of his talk he expressed his sincere appreciation "of the kindness shown me by the bar of this state." Judge Reed occupied the bench for the last time before his retirement. He will be succeeded by Judge J. Morgan Stevens of Hattiesburg. Judge Ste vens will he sworu in as Judge Reed's successor May 10. U. S. Attorneys Investigate Loss. Adjutant-General Scales of the Mis sissippi National Guard has been noti fied by the war department that in the future the loss of government proper ty by officers and others connected with the military organizations of the state will he thoroughly investigated. In case where a theft has been made the United States attorneys will insti tute diligent inquiries and will see that Indictments are returned by the fed eral grand juries against the guilty parties. In a recent letter to all Unit ed States attorneys, Attorney-General Gregory of the department of justice called their attention to the waste of military property and Instructed that guilty parties, whether of military con nection or not, be punished. Gen. Scales has issued a general or der to all officers of the Mississippi Guard calling their attention to these Instructions. Jacksonians to Convention. A large number of judges and attor neys of Jackson attended the State Bar Association convention recently held In Vicksburg. Judge Sidney Smith, chief justice of the supreme court, de livered his address on "A Plea for the Establishment in Mississippi of a Mod ern Unified Court." In his address he suggested that a committee be ap pointed to investigate the matter of remodeling the present judicial sys tem. Monthly Prison Report Made. There are now 1,499 prisoners on the Mississippi state convict farms, or six teen more than at this time last month. This is shown by the report of the prison registrar, Mrs. O. M. bpickard, to the board of prison trustees. The report covers figures from March 25 to April 25, and. states that during that time 53 prisoners were re ceived, one was returned for violating pardon conditions, one voluntarily re turned and three were recaptured. During the same period 18 prisoners were discharged, 14 were pardoned by the governor for meritorious conduct and four escaped. I I in of su In ap is 8ues for $ 25 ^) 00 . Suit for $25.000 for alleged libel has a been filed in the Hinds county circuit to court against the Jackson News. The plaintiff is Mrs. Mary Craig Kim tor brough Sinclair, wife of Upton Sin daft, writer and socialist leader. The is suit is based on a dispatch published la the News under a New York date line which carried a statement that Sinclair, his wife and three other worn* dn had been arrested after a demon stration in front of the Rockefeller od flees at 2f Broadway. Will Reduce Acreage. Regardless of such action as may be taken by private planters in the delta In the matter of either increasing or decreasing their cottpn acreage. It seems to be the policy of the state pen itentiary board the cotton area will be considerably reduced, and given a nor mal season there will he a reduction •in the sine of the crop ia proportion Country Club Opens. The magnificent new home of the Jackson Country Club, which has been established some four miles out on the Jackson-Clinton high road, haa been thrown open to the public and its mem bers. Railroad Docket Light. According to James Caiceran, secre tary of the railroad commission, the docket of cases for consideration at the meeting to be held soon will be rather light, with none of general im portance. •V . rï : :h* ^' 1 -. cons SHOOT GUARD; ESCAPE NINE MAKE GET-AWAY FROM BIKE COUNTY CONVICT FARM AFTER USING PISTOL. CANDIDATE KILLS SELF Matt Taylor, Running for Sheriff, 8hoots Himself in Head With Pis tol Near Yazoo City—Other Mississippi News. Magnolia.—Nine prisoners serving sentences on the Pike county convict farm overpowered J. S. Jones, the guard. May 1, took his pistol from him and shot him in the chest, and then made their escape. There were ten prisoners in the bunch, but one re fused to take advantage of the oppor tunity to get away. Officers are lr pursuit of the other nine. Candidate Kills Self. Yazoo City.—Matt Taylor, a promi nent and highly esteemed citizen of Yazoo county, was found dead in his home at Bentonia May 3 by a negro servant, with a shot hole through his head and a pistol by his side. Mr. Taylor was well known and popular and was a candidate for sheriff at the approaching election. He was a son of the late Capt. H. L. Taylor, wealthy and prominent citizen of this section Drug Fiends Disturbed. Meridian.—Federal revenue agent9 created a stampede among drug fiends recently when John F. White and Ev erett A. Smith wefre arrested by Dep uty Revenue Collector John C. Chil dress and United States Deputy Mar shal Jasper Boykin, on charges of hav ing morphine in their possession in violation of the Harrison anti-narcotic law. United States Commissioner J. A. Gul ley and were sent to jail in default of $500 bond. Both wefe arraigned before School Teachers Meet. Laurel.—The State Teachers' As sociation has completed a session at this place. Over 1,000 teachers from all points of the state were present. College presidents from various southern universities were also pres ent and delivered addresses. One of the features of the meeting was the pageant staged by the Laurel publia school children, depicting the develop ment of education in Mississippi. of or Charged Clerk Robbed Mails. Clarksdale.—Jerome Love, a negro postal clerk, has been tried before United States Commissioner W. G. Landers and bound over under a bond of $500 to await the action of the Fed eral court on the charge of tampering with registered mail. Love has been on the run from Clarksdale to Yazoc City. State Lawyers Meet. Vicksburg.—The Mississippi State Bar Association met here May 5, for a three days' session. Among the dis tinguished men present were the en tire body of the Mississippi state su preme court, consisting of Chief Jus tice Sydney Smith, Justice Sam Cook and Justice Morgan Stevens, who is to be sworn in soon. de the he ap of Big Plantation Sold. Vicksburg.—A deal has been closed In Sharkey county, by which Mrs. Geo. Harris sold the Vickland plantation in that county, consisting of 1,780 acres, to D. D. Lowe and J. R. Lowe of Shar key county for the sum of $116,000. This is one of the largest delta plan tation deals which has been consum mated in some time. the six the re re by Shipping Season Open». Crystal Springs.—The shipping sea son has opened up for the summer at this place. Small shipments of peas, carrotts and turnips have been made, but the first big shipment was made April 30, when two solid cars of peas were shipped by freight and one car and 100 extra hampers went out by express. Legislator Dies. Carthage.—Hon. W. L. Evans, pres ent member of the lower house of the legislature from this county, died at his home near Madison, of heart fail ure. Mr. Evans was a very prominent man and was serving his second term as representative. He was also a can didate to succeed himself. has The Kim Sin The date that od be or It pen be nor Bohemians Leave Gulf Coast. Biloxi.—Bohemians who have been engaged in work In the shrimp and cyster factories on the gulf coast dur ing the past season are leaving Mary land and ether eastern states. Already several hundred have departed. the the Burglar Gets Cash and Escapes. Goodman—A negro burglar, who robbed the general merchandise store of J. R. Moody here April 27, after be ing fired on, escaped with $50 cash. In his haste to get away he left behind a suit case filled with stolen goods. the at be im Yeggmen Enter Safe. . Meridian—Amateur yeggmen recent ly wrecked the safe in the office of Sturges and Mclnnis, and secured about $2.50 in stamps. They also ap propriated several sacks of flour and corn. Orange Puffe Cream ltt tablespoonfuls butter, add one-fourth cupful augar, gradually, one egg yolk beaten, two tablespoonfuls of Imllk and one-half cupful flour mixed ♦and sifted with three-fourths teaspooa of baking powder and few graine salt. Serve with orange sanee ♦made by beating the white of one egg Ti nt « stiff, using a silver fork; add gradually one-third cupful powdered sugar, that add three tableapoonfula orange Juice and one-half teaspoonful X fe 1 MEHÄIIONSL smsonol LESSON <By E. O. 8KIJJCR3, Acting Director ed Sunday School Course, The Moody Bible Institute, Chicago. DU LESSON FOR MAY 9 FRIENDSHIP OF DAVID AND JON. ATHAN. LESSON TEXT—I Samuel GOLDEN TEXT—A friend'loveth at aO times.—Prov. 17:17. There is perhaps no narrative in all history or literature which so perfect* ly illustrates the conditions of friend ship as this which ia before us. Jon athan was every Inch a man; affection ate, sweet and tender, deeply pions and withal loyal to both duty and friends. His rights, as the king's son. he gladly set aside for David, whom hg "loved as his own soul" (ch. 18:2; 20:17). Jonathan Is a great type of the surrendered life (ch. 23:17). I. David's Danger, w. 32-39. Three times in the previous chapter (vv. 5, 14, 30) we read that David "behaved himself wisely. (t. 19) and his Jealous anger grew as he gave vent to his hate. Jonathan's desires for David drew the anger of Saul (20:30), but it only put him mort upon his guard and made him more de termined. if possible, to save both David and Saul. Following David's escape (18:18) he consulted Jonathan regarding his safely (20.1-10). They renewed their covenant and swore fealty to each other and to those of their houaw holds (vv. 11-17). It is a standing re buke that Christians treat so lightly their covenants with the church and with the world. David was safe at Naioth (19:18-24), for each company sent after him, and Saul himself, were hindered by the Spirit of Jehavah from carrying cut Saul's foul designs. This seemed for the moment to humble Saul (20:1; Ps. 97:1). Jonathan, though great and mighty, was not strong enough to deliver his friend from the renewed wrath of his father. "Vain is the help of man. is in the Lord, true friendship in that he told the ex act state of affairs to David (v. 10). When Saul became convinced that Jonathan was taking David's part, he tried to kill Jonathan and reviled the mother who bore him (v. 30). In hla loss of self-control Saul allowed David to escape. Even so, Bln overshoots its mark. The contrast is a dark one to contemplate. When Qod was with Saul (10:7), when the Spirit of God was upon him (11:6), he did battle for God and was humble, brave, generous and obedient to God. But his bright beginning ends in an eclipse, the com mencement of which was his rejection of the word of the Lord (15.23). II. David Delivered, vv. 39-42. Jon athan did not revile again (v. 34) when Insulted and assailed by his father, and his manifestation of Just anger (for his mother was reviled) was quite different from that of his father. Any attempt to reconcile Saul to Da vid (v. 34) was a useless exposure to danger and for Jonathan to be seen with his friend would imperil hlB own life. This explains the expedient of shooting arrows in the field. Jonathan Shot his arrows "beyond," i. e., David must go "beyond"" and out of the reach of Saul. David trusted Jonathan's fidel ity (v. 23) when the test came, though Jonathan might have good reason for playing him false in order to promote his own interests. Saul eyed David" 'Our help Jonathan showed his st How many of us, like Jonathan's lad, unconsciously bear tidings of mighty Import, messages of life or of condem nation, as we go about the dlschargt of our daily duties. Dismissing the boy, Jonathan dreuj near to David's hiding place, to tha south of the stone Ezel (v. 41 R. V.), where a most touching parting took place between these two friends. First of all David bowed ceremoniously three times, touching his head to the ground, perhaps to show his unshaken oyalty to Jonathan as the king's son. This was but for a moment; as men of the East and friends, they rushed to each other's arms and wept for a long time. These were the manly tears of two brave men not afraid to show their love and emotions. It has been suggested that Jonathan should have accompanied David as God's elect (Heb. 13:13), but we feel that duty hade him to remain by the side of hia sin-stricken father. Only once subs* quently, and that briefly (23:15-18)« did these two meet. Jonathan's vio lent and untimely death drew from David one of the most touching and yet beautiful laments to be found In literature, sacred cr otherwise (II Sam. 1:17-27). The Lessons of the Lesson. True friendship costs. God's love gave to the world his Son. Jonathan's friend ship for David was costly, hut was given gladly, not grudgingly. True friendship neither forgets duty nor neglects its desire towards the object of its love. It is not governed emotion ally, yet it disregards all other ties, if they are wrong. Not even a father or mother should lead us to wrong a friend. When David came into power he remembered the everlasting cove nant made with Jonathan (II Sam. 9:2). Our "Son of David" has made» similar covenant with ns (Acts 16:31; 2:39). True friendship is of slow growth, but is not easily killed, chilled by reverses, nor frozen by ad versity (Prov. 18:24) True friendship is unselfish. It gives and does not seek Jesus called his apostles friends (Jbhn 15:15), for a true friend will give up 'ven his life for those he loves True friendship Is not conven tional, performing the merely perfunc tory daily duties of man to man True friendship demands a g rest soul. Jo» atban had aa exceedingly and one of the greatest titles pos sessed by our Lord is "the friend of sinners." at be of ap one of egg add great soul True friendship Is founded upon re ligion and the best friend tb* Meal friend. t«.>su« uhri** V .