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How Shall a Sinner
Get Right With
Br REV. HOWARD W. POPE
Superintendent of Men
Morxly Bible ttnrilutt, Chicago
TEXT "How cun a man bo Just with
Ootl?" Job 9 2.
Centuries n g o
Job asked the
cjui a man be just
with God?" In all
agoa tho moral
senso of mankind
has been raising
the Bnmo ques
Hon. Many nn
uwers have been
I. The heathen
answered It in
thl3 way: "Make
an offering to the
gods sufllclcnt to
tho wrong done." Hence they brought
r presents of fruit and (lowers, gold and
Bllver, and sometimes they oven of
fered their own children as a sacrifice
tc the gods. Thoy were always look-,
i lng for some way of pleasing God
without right living. The heathon
.method is still u favorite one even In
Christian lands. Many a man serves
tho devil all his life, nnd then builds
a library or endows a hospital to
atone for his sln3.
II. Others Day that tho way for a
sinner to get right with God Is to
keep the commandments. Thrco things
nro to be said about this method:
(a) Keeping tho law does not ntone
for past sins. If one were to obey
,God's law perfectly from this time on,
thnt would not atono for tho slna of
(b) The law never was designed to
save men from sin, but only to show
ithem that they aro sinners. When
Mr. Moody'B boys were young he said
to one of them, "I am going down to
tho Held, and when I return, if you
will havo on a clean dress, nnd If your
face is clean, I will take you out for
a ride." The llttlo fellow ran to his
mother at once and had his face
washed and his clothes changed. Be
fore his father returned however, his
faco and dress wore soiled again.
When his father arrived the boy
claimed the promised ride, but his
father said, "Ah, my boy, I promised
you a ride on condition that your
face and dress were clean, but they
are not." "Oh, yes." said the boy.
"They must be clean, for mamma put
on a fr"esh dress and scrubbed my face
with soap and water." As tho boy in
sisted, the father took him in his
f arms, and carrying him into the
house, held him up boforo the mirror,
and let htm look at himself. He used
the mirror to show the boy that his
faco was not clean, but he did not
use the mirror to wash his face, did
ho? No, he usod water for that. Now
the Decalogue Is simply God's mirror
to show man that he Is a Slnnen but
there is no power in tho law to save
a man from sin. It requires grace to
(o) No one ever kept tho law ol
God perfectly except the Lord Jesus
Christ, for "All have sinned and como
short of tho glory of God." This meth
od of getting right with God is an ut
III. Paul's answer to tho questlor
is this; justification through faith in
Christ. "We believed on Christ Jesus
that we might be Justified by faith in
Christ, and not by the works of tho
law: because by tho works of the law
, shall no ilesh be justified." (Gal. 2:
Since man has broken away from
God by sin, it is evident that If any
reconciliation is made, tho overturo
must come from God, since man has
nothing to offer.
, When God told Abraham to take his
only son Isaac, and offer him as a sac
rifice on Mount Moriah, tho aged
patriarch obeyed instantly. Ho evon
- arose "early In tho morning," and sot
out on his sad journey. When thoy
had reached the appointed place, Isaac
said to his father, "Behold tho lire
and the wood; but whero is the Iamb
for a burnt offering?" And Abraham
answered, "My son, God will provide
himself the lamb for a burnt offering,"
and God did.
So In all the ages the moral senso
of mankind has been searching tho
universe for some adequate atonement
for sin. The best they could find did
not satisfy their own sense of justice.
The position of the heathen world
without the Blblo la this. "Lord, this
Is the best we can find It Is not suit
able nor sufficient we know, but what
can wo do? Behold the wood and tho
lire, but whero Is the lamb for a burnt
offering?" Revelation answers, "God
will provide himself tho Iamb for tho
offering," and ho has, oven tho lamb
of God who taketh away tho sin of
tho world. "Ho was wounded for our
transgressions, ho was bruised for
our Iniquities. All we llko sheep have
gone astray; we have turned every
one to his own way; and tho lord
hath laid on him the Iniquity of us
i This then Is the scrlpturo method of
,. getting right with God Justification
through faith in Jesus Christ.
' Threo things aro to bo remembered:
' By the death of Christ wo nro de
livered from tho guilt of sin.
By tho life of Christ In us wo aro
delivered from the powor of sin.
By tho coming of Christ wo shnll bo
dellvored from the presence of sin
SOME EXCELLENT ORCHARD ' SUGGESTIONS
(Uy I M. IirJNNlNOTON.)
Forgot to rako aud burn all the
dead leaves and litter In tho orchard
last fall? Well, bettor do It now
not next month.
Trees require food as well as plant3
do. They get this food In solution
only and it is necessary to keep tho
ground moist Cultivation helps to
Thu apple maggot is no kin to the
codling moth, but Is equally destruc
tive, as ho eats through the fruit m
nil directions, while tho lnrvao of tho
moth confines its eating principally
to tho core.
Tobacco dust Is death to the woolly
aphis. Tobacco good enough for the
pest can bo raised on almost nny
When you prune applo and pear
treos, go slow. Better tnkd two or
thrco years to get a neglected orchard
In shape thnn to do It all at once.
Heavy pruning brings too many wa
ter sprouts on apple treos.
Cherry trees should be pruned
rather lightly. By proper pruning at
SWEET ALYSSUM IS
(By HKSSIB L.. PUTNAM.)
Sweet-Alyssum is ono of the eas
iest of all floworlng plants to grow,
and a bed of It should be on every
home ground, slnco Its vnluo lasts,
without oxtra caro, from tho tlmo It
begins to bloom In tho summer until
it Is killed by tho frosts of autumn.
The plant, Is white-flowered, very
fragrant, hnrdy, and low-growing in
habit. It seldom attains a height of
more than one foot, and tho average
height Is from five to eight Inches.
It thrives best In good garden loam
of moderate fertility, but It will grow
nnd give much satisfaction in almost
Swcot-Alyssum plants begin to
bloom when thoy nro two or threo
Inches high and they contlnuo to
branch and bloom all through the sea
son, a slnglo plant making a mat of
branches ofter nearly two feet across.
To produce tho large-sized plants
CARING FOR THE
Flowers Should be Cut Early in
Morning and Placed in Re
ceptacle of Water.
Uy .111.113 GORDON)
When cutting rosebuds, cut back to
a strong leaf-bud and another roso
will reward you. Use n good, sharp
knife, and glvo a clean, slanting cut.
Whllo you aro about it cutting
rosea bear In mind tho future shoot;
that Is, so It may add to tho beauty
and symmetry of tho bush.
Cut roses early In tho morning and
placa them In a deep receptaclo full
of water until you are ready to form
bouquets or uso them for decoration.
It you want them to last long, keep
them out of the sunshlno and out of
draughts. Cut oft tho stems every
morning and ndd salt to tho wator.
which must bo changed dally.
Never ship or send rosoa long dis
tances juat after they aro gathered.
Keop them sevoral hours In deep wa
lr, so as to allow them to absorb as
much water as possible
.' V"".Vf J5.-V!. ,'V"?SS.i-.. xv-kKSS"
tho "start, you can lmvo a low, bushy
head and n good root growth.
If tho orchard wan cultlvatod as
carefully as tho corn crop tho ylcla
of fruit would bo a pleasant surprise"
to most of us.
Tho naturo and habits of tho straw
berry require thnt tlllngo bo contin
uous through tho season. Down in tho
crown of tho plant aro being per
fected fruit buds, which are largo or
small, strong or weak, as tho condi
tions for their development aro favor
able or unfavorable.
Tho bacteria which works upon tho
elements of plant food In tho soil,
cpnvortlng them from nn Insoluble to
a soluble form, piny n moat Important
part in plant life. Soil aeration Is ono
of tho things required by theso bac
teria and this condition in tho soil la
secured by continuous cultivation.
Two busy women can fatten up
their bank account materially from a
half-acro of strawberries. Back-aching
work, of course, but the sunshlno
Ib a cure for a great many Ills and Is
chcapor than medicine.
PRETTY EDGING PLANT
thoy should bo thinned to stand not
closer than six or eight lucheB apart
For Immediate effects they should bo
allowed to stand close together In n
From tho small alio of tho plant3
nnd the puro white of tho numerous
blossoms, sweet-alyssum makes i
splendid edging plant with a variety
of othor flowers.
But for unity of charm, both of
color and tho most delicious fragrance,
an individual bed of the plants thrco
or four feet wide, extondlng tho full
length or width of tho garden will
glvo tho highest satisfaction.
Beforo frost In the fall the plants
may bo cut back, lifted, potted, and
they will bloom In tho window all win
ter. Bettor results, however, with sweet
alyssum for window culture Is to
start tho plants In seed boxes. In tho
lato summer or early fall.
BY BOX TURTLES
Little Insect Destroyers Have
Great Fondness for the
(By FHANCIS L. IUSM2Y.)
Gardeners and most farmers have
friendly feelings towards this shy lit
tle reptile, bo much so that thoy glvo
them tho freedom of their gardens ns
Insect destroyers. But If one watches
tho ripest tonmtooa ho will often find
queer-shaped holes or bites In them
It's Without doubt the night work of
a turtle as they hao great fondness
for tho juicy tomato, and when tho
turtle attacks such It leaves a "bito
mark" that tolls tho story. It's best
to havo tomatoes grow aa high up an
posBlblo, leaving no chance for ho
turtlo to reach them but tho height
a turtle can stretch is nstonlshlng
Plant Like a Child.
A plant is Bxnctly like n child. It
must bo fed, dr88ud and oared for; Its
wants supplied and its Idiosyncraslos
COUNTRY ROADS OF CONCRETE
Lasting Materials for Construction
Available In Many Places In Form
of Sand and Gravel.
No slnglo factor plays buc.1i an Im
portant part In tho social nnd busi
ness Ufa of a community us tho qual
ity of its roads. Aside from tho plcas
uro and conventuueo of travel, pos
slblo at all tltnos ovor pormnnont
roads, thero Is tho financial phase
which directly concerns tho cost not
only of fnrm produco, but of city
products ns well. Consequently ev
erybody wnnts good roads, writes P.
H. Wilson in tho Iowa Homestead, in
tho matter of pnylng for pormnnont
highways, a generally satisfactory
agreement seems to havo been reach
ed In the proposed distribution of tho
cost between tho nation, tho state, the
county and thu users' of tho road In
quostlon. As a result, within a few
jears this country will tnko Its right
ful lending position nmong tho na
tions of tho world In tho number of
miles of permanent roads.
In a way It is fortunate that the
United States has been rather slow
In tho matter of road making. Tho
roads enn now bo built of lasting ma
terials, such as will withstand tho
wenr of motor traffic which is fast
ruining Europe's contury-old road
ways. Lasting road mnteilnls aro
everywhoro prosont In tho form of
bnnd nnd gravel from pits and stream
bods and crushed rook from stone
quarries. Combined with Portlnnd ce
ment Into concrete, they form nu In
expensive- nnd permanent road sur
face which successfully resists the
usually destructive action of autoino
Tho first consideration In tho build
lng of concroto roads Is a caroful
study of lortil deposits of sand, gravel
and rock (called tho aggregate) to Beo
whether thoy are sultablo for con
crete. Saud must bo clean nnd hard
and must grndo uniformly In slzo of
grain from one-fourth Inch down. Tho
enme applies to gravol nnd crushed
rock except thnt tho largest particles
commonly nllowablo aro ono nnd ono
fourth Inches In dlnmotor. If locnl
materials aro usahlo, a conBldcrnblo
saving will ho offected, ns only ce
ment will need to bo freighted.
It Is much faster and cheapor to
mix tho concrete with a mnchlno than
by hand. Depending on tho grading
of tho aggregate, tho concroto Is
usunlly proportioned ono bag of Port
land cement to two cubic Toot of sand
and four cubic of screened gravel or
crushed rock, or ono of cement to two
of sand nnd throo of gravel or rock.
During tho grading and draining of
tho road, tho aggregate Is hauled and
plied at convenient points. Thu con
croto Is mixed mushy wet, Is deposit
ed to tho thickness of six Inches upon
tho firm old road bed nnd is hroimht
, to grndo nnd shape, by moans of a
templet In order to ahed the water
on tho side drnins tho surface of tho
concroto Is given a rise or crown In
tho center of ono ono hundredth to
ono Bevonty-flfth tho width of tho
i rondway. Tho surface Is finished with
a wooden float nnd wlro broom, by
I which means thero Is afforded per
fect footing for horses. At intervals
of 25 feet tho road Is divided Into sec
tions by narrow contraction Joints ex
tending croBswiso the road aud en
tirely through tho concrete. Theso
Joints nro formed by means of a thin
metal or wooden cioss form or divid
ed to which Is tied a single or doublo
thickness of tar pnpor with tho ptipor
faco against tho last laid section of
loadway. Aftor tho aurfneo of this
section Is finished nnd whllo tho con
crete for tho adjoining Boctlon Is be
ing placed, the cord holding tho pa
per to tho cross form is cut nnd tho
cross form Is removed. Tho tar pa
por adheres to tho concroto nnd stays
in tho Joint, which is reducod to tho
thickness of tho paper by forcing
against it tho freshly placed concroto
of the section under construction.
When tho aurfneo of tho concroto
has hardened onough to prevent pit
ting It 1b sprinkled with clean water
and is kept moist for several days.
Llkowiso, as soon as possible, tho
pavement Is covered temporarily with
two Inches of pand or dirt from tho
sldo road to glvo furthor air In cur
ing tho concrete Traffic Is confined
to tho earthen side roads until tho
concroto is nbout two weeks old. In
tho meantime nhouldoru of broken
stono or gravel are built nlong both
edgoB of tho pavement. Those aro
mndo threo feet wide and sufficiently
thick to bo firm and to nmko It an
easy matter at nil times for wagon
wheels to pass from tho sldo road
onto the pavement.
1 Think of Improvement.
It might bu well to think how a
road might bo Improved, Instead of
ntormlng about tho ovoraeor, when
travollng ovor a bad road.
Care of Poultry.
Boginnors in tho poultry huslnosB
Are likely to neglect their stock dur
ing tho tlmo thoy nro not jleldlng ro
turns and often fall to flguro tho fu
turo consequences Such beginners
cannot bo successful in thb poultry
business. Constant caro, good feud
ing and frosh wator nro absolutely
necessary at nil tlmos. This holds
good from tho tlmo tho chicks aro
hatched until thoy go Into thtt laying-houso,
LOSS OF CANAL WATER
Too Steep Grades Are Sometimes
Responsible for Leaks.
When Ditches Are Quilt Through
Gravelly Soils Seepage Losses
Are Naturally Heavy Unless
Measures Are Taken to
Thero Is not nn Irrigating canal In
this country from which thero Is not
more or Iosb loss of water In transit.
Theso losaes aro generally spoken ol
ns caused by seepage and evaporation.
Howovor, It haB boon demonstrated
that tho evaporation losses ns corn
pared to thoso caused by seepago aro
ao light that thoy may bo disregarded
Tho loss by seepage unusually occurs
Irom tho character of tho soli through
which the canals run, anya tho Denver
Field nnd Farm. When this Is a finely
divided anmly loam such as occurs In
mnny places thu losses from this
cause aro generally light, but when
tho cnnals aro built through soils
which nro very gravolly or porhnps
nearly puro gravol tho seepago Iobbos
nro naturally very heavy unless Btron
uouh meuBures aro adopted to prevent
In other places much wntor'ls lost
along purls of tho canals whoru thu
excavation has been through seamy
basnltlc rock or decomposed sand
Htouo. Too Bleep grades sometimes
nro responsible for much Hcepngo.
This condition Is found on somu of
the smaller early ditches built through
gravolly soil. Wo havo hoard It nrguod
thnt when tho wator Is to bo conduct
ed throug'h gravel or a porous forma
tion It should go fast, but In canals
built on this theory tho velocities nro
such as to provent silting of tho chan
nels nnd thus actually promote acop
ago. In tho construction of cnnals
many fills nro mndo across short gul
lies or depressions, whoro to follow
tho contour of the land would necessi
tate wido detours; and frequently tho
upper hanks nro either omitted or de
stroyed which allows tho wator to
apreud out over tho land abovo tho
canal and form lakes.
In cases whcio thu fills aro of con
siderable height qulto largo areas of
land aro sometimes Hooded and below
such lnkes aro Invariably found henvy
suepagu losses, largo enough often to
run In small streams away from tho
canal. To provent thoso losses tho
upper banks of tho canals havo been
built up so ns to prevent tho forma
tion of tho lakes. On tho cnnnls
where tho difficulty Is duo lo gravolly
soil It has been the practice to somo
extent to excavate u foot or so bolow
grade and then fill In with clay or lino
material, bo ns to form a puddlu. Tho
clay is tamped in tho bottom, and thon
tho bottom nnd Bides aro plastered
several Inches thick with a mortar
formed of tho clny In plastic Btnto.
This Is then covered with a layer of
gravol to prevunt washing.
Tho roBulta of this work aro qulto
satisfactory, but It Is difficult to find
aultnblo clay for tho purposo nnd ce
ment has to bo used .which is moro ox
pensive but considerably moro dur
able. Somo measurements have been
made on our canals to learn tho uxtont
of seepage, but on tho smaller dltchcB
It Is almost lmposBlblo to got nny re
liable rcBiilts on account of tho numer
ous diversions which thero lu no Bnt
iBfuctory menus of measuring; nnd If
thcBO aro shut off along n stretch two
or -threo miles long, tho extra water
will cniiBo such a rlso In tho cnnnl bo
low as to bo dangerous. Tho loss oft
en amounts to fifty por cent, nnd this
Is moro than nny business can stand,
Protection of Crops.
Tho one question above nil others
over which tho furmer. fruit grower,
and gardener should show concern Is
tho protection of his crops from tho
attacks of insect pests and fungus dis
eases. It Is estimated that over one
sixth of tho year's crops of tho coun
try aro destroyed through tho depre
dations of plant diseases. It stands
tho farmer well In hand to protect his
crops from tho liability of Injury by
practicing spraying at tho right tlmo
or tho treating of fnrm seed boforo
Loosening tho subsoil allows tho
ruins to Koak lu.
Planting in straight rows is bettor
than planting in lalsed beds.
flood seed corn Is ono of tho most
Importuut factors In producing a good
No man can tell whothor corn will
grow or not, without mnklng a ger
limiting only such vegetables as
are liked by tho family Is bettor than
planting a grent variety.
To kill Canada thistles in a field,
put the field lu some cultivated ciop
and keep tho woods down.
It does not pay to dovote high
priced land for long periods to pas
turo uud tho production of hay.
Klovon pounds of alfalfa Is worth
as much In feeding valuo as ten
pounds of bran, and it costs but half
ISioakli'g ground In winter makes
(ho gi omul more loosu and mellow
thruu Hprlng breaking. Itulno dustroys
Pasturing grass too soon or too
hard Is an oxponslvo way of Bavins
food; It c.oHts sovural times thu
imount of fned uavod.
HAD MUCH PAIN
Tells How Lydia ELPinkham's
Vegetable Compound made
Her a Well Woman.
Chippewa Falls, Wis.-" I havo al
ways had great confldenco In Lydla E.
,fM5i;lEi bio Compound aa I
found it very good
for organic troubles
and recommend it
highly. I had dis
ache and pains
when standing on
my foot for any
length of tlmo.when
I began to tako the
medicine, but I am
In flno health now. If I ever havo thoso
troubles again I will tnko Lydia E. Pink
nnm's Vegotablo Compound." Mrs.
Ed. Fekron, 810 High RL, Chippowa
Providence, R. I. "I cannot epeak
too highly 6f Lydla E. Flnkham's Veg
etable Compound as it has dono won
ders for mo nnd I would not bo without
it, I had organic displacement and
bearing down pains and backacho and
was thoroughly run down when I took
Lydla E. Pinkhatn'a Vegotablo Com-
Cound. It helped tno and I am in tho
est of health at present I work in a
factory nil day long besides doing my
housework so you can see what it has
dono for mo. I giv you permission to
publish my nnmo and I Bpeak of your
Vcgetablo Compound to many of my
friends." -Mrs. AniUL Lawzjon, 120
Llppltt St, rrovldonco. It. I.
No Chanco for an Argument.
"Walter, how do I know that Isn't
horse meat Instead of boot?"
"You probably don't, sir; all kinds
of pcoplo comu hero to eat."
Do thrifty on llttlo things like bluing. Don't
nccupt vrnUT for gluing. Ask for Hod Crou
Dull Uluu, tlio extra goad vsluo blue. Adr.
Helper Wo'ro going to havo a big
crowd hero, and It'll bo somo Job to
keop 'em moving.
Manager That'll bo easy. Taka
down tho roar exit sign, post up tho
word "Froo," nnd they'll nil bolt for It
It Would 8eem So.
"What do you consldor tho most Im
portant oven In tho history of Paris T
asked tho obsequious landlord of tho
Amerlcnn tourist. "Well," repllod tho
tourist, who had grown weary of dis
tributing tips, "so far as financial
prosperity Is concorned, I should say
tho discovery of Amorlca vvns tbo
making of this town."
A safo was usod by a man arm
ed Jacob Ilablnowltz, lltty-four years
old, of Philadelphia, Pann., to com
mit nuicldo, il fow days ago. Frst ho
jacked up an 800 pound safe vlth a
block of wood. Placing his head bo
nenth It ho drew a strap as tightly as
ho could around his nock. Thon ho
knocked tho block from -nder tho
safo and Uio heavy weight foil upou
his head. He was found by his wlfo,
but died beforo a physician arrtvod.
Ho had been despondent for several
voelts becauso ho lost a lawsuit
Droken Heart Caused Death.
A broken heart, caused by violent
beating duo to sudden emotion, wan
said by a doctor to be rcsponsibla for
tho death of Alexander Burness, sixty-four,
a muster tailor, at a London
InqueBt Durness fell and died during
an altercation with a foremnn cuttor
us to tho ownership of certain articles
which ho was abfiut to romovo from
his formor premises to now ones.
Had "Coffeo Nerves" From Youth.
"When very young I began using
toffco and continued up to tho last six
months," writes a Texas girl.
"I had boen oxcoedlngly nervous,
thin and vary sallow. Aftor quitting
coffeo and drinking Pos turn about a
month ray nervousness disappeared
and has never returned. This Is the
moro romarkablo as I am a primary
teacher and havo kopt right on with
"My complexion now Is clear and
rosy, my skin soft and smooth. As a
good complexion was something I had
greatly desired, I fool amply ropald
even though this woro tho only benoflt
dorlved from drinking Postum.
"Beforo beginning ltn uso I had suf
fered greatly from lndlgostlon aud
houdacho; theso troubles nro now un
known, "I chnngod from coffoo to Postum
without thu slightest inconvenience,
did not even havo a hendacho. Havo
known coffeo drinkers, who wero
visiting mo, to ubo Postum a wcoK
without bolng awaro that they woro
not drinking coffoo."
Nnmo given by Postum Co., Bnttlo
Crook, Mich. Wrlto for booklet, "The
ttoad to Wollvlllo."
Postum comes In two forms.
Regular (must bo boiled).
Instant Postum doosn't rcqulro boil
ing but Is prepared Instantly by stir
ring a lovel teaspoonful In an ordinary
cup of hot water, which makes It
right for most persons.
A big cup requires mora nnd como
peoplo who llko strong things put in
n heaping spoonful and tempor It
with a largo supply of croara.
.Experiment until you know tin
amount thnt ploaaes your palate nnd
havo It served that way In tho future
, "Thoro's a Reason" for Postum.
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