The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, May 16, 1895, Image 1

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    The Sioux County Journal.
lulib'i Fall Length Portrait of ChrUt
How to Beck the Lord Necessity
for Seeking Him Now-The Hi oner
Who Waa Too Late.
Help tor AIL
Rev. Dr. Talmage laat Sunday train
preached to a great audience in ibo New
York Academy of Music. A a oaual, many
were turned away for lack of seat. Tie
aermon wai on "Salvation," the text De
lected being Isaiah lv., fl,'"8ek ye the
Lord while he may be found."
Iaaiab stands head and shoulders above
the other Old Testament authors in lvid
deacriptiveness of Christ Other prophets
(ire an outline of our Saviour's features.
Home of them present, as it were, the side
face of Christ, others a bust of Christ, but
Isaiah gives us the full length portrait of
Christ. Other Scripture writers eicel in
ome things Ezcklel more weird, David
more pathetic, Solomon more epigram
matic, Habakkuk more aublime but when
you want to see Christ coming out from
the gates of prophecy In all his grandeur
and glory you involuntarily turn to Isaiah,
so that If the prophecies in regard to
Christ might be called the "Oratorio of
the Messiah" the writing of Isalab is the
"Hallelujah Chorus," where all the batons
wave and all tbe trumpets come In. Isaiah
was not a man picked np out of insignifi
cance by inspiration. He was known and
honored. Josephus and Philo and Sirach
extolled him in their writings. What
Paul was among the apostles Isaiah was
among the prophets.
My text finds him standing on a moun
tain of Inxpiration, looking out Into the
future, beholding Christ advancing and
anxious that all men might know him.
His voice rings down the ages, "Seek ye
tbe Lord while be may be found." "Oh,"
ays some one, "that was for olden times."
No, my hearer. If you have traveled in
other lands, you have taken a circular let
ter of credit from some banking house In
New York, and in St. Petersburg or Ven
ice or Home or Melbourne or Calcutta
you presented that letter and got financial
help immediately. And I want you to un
derstand that tbe text, instead of being
appropriate for one age or for one land, Is
circular letter for all ages and for all
lands, and wherever it is presented for
iielp the help comes. "Seek tbe Lord
while be mar be found."
I come to-day with no bairspun theories
of religion, with no nice distinctions, with
no elaborate disquisition, but with aa ur
gent call tc, personal religion. Tbe gospel
, f CHfist is a powerful medicine; it either
kills or cures. There are tbose who aay:
"I would like to become a Christian. I
have been waiting a food while for the
right kind of influence to come," and still
you aro waiting. You are wiser in world
ly things than you are in religious things.
If yon want to get to Albany, you go to
the Grand Central depot or to the steam
boat wharf, and having got your ticket
you do not sit down on the wharf or sit in
the depot; you get aboard the boat or
train. And yet there are men who say
they are waiting to get to heaven, wait
ing, waiting, but not with Intelligent wait
ing, or they would get on board the line
of Christian Influences that would bear
them iulo the kingdom of God.
Persistent Seekers.
Mow, you kuow very well that to seek
a thing is to search for it with earnest
endeavor. If you want to see a certain
man in this city, and there is a matter of
$10,000 connected with your seeing him,
and you cannot at first find him, you do
not give up the search. You look iu the
directory, but cannot find the name; you
go in circles where yon think perlinps he
may mingle, and having found the purt of
the city wbcre he lives, but perhaps not
knowing the street, you go through street
after street, and from block to block, and
you keep on searching for weeks and for
You aay, "It ia a matter of $10,000
whether I aee him or not." Ob, that men
were as persistent In seeking for Christ!
Had yon one-balf that persistence you
weald long ago have found him who is the
Joy of the forgiven spirit We may pay
oar debts, we may attend church, we may
relieve the poor, we may be public bene
factor and yet all oar life disobey the
test, never seek Ood, never gain heaven.
Oh, that the Spirit of Ood would help me
while I try to show you. In carrying out
. the idea of my text, first bow to seek the
Lord, and la the nest place when to seek
I remark, In the first place, yon are to
eefc the Lord through earnest and believ
ing prayer. Ood ia not aa autocrat or a
despot seated on throne with hla arms
reetlng oa brasen Hoae, and a sentinel
.pacing op and down at the foot of the
throe, i Ood la a father seated In a bow
or. waiting for hla children to come and
climb oa hla knot and get hla klaa and his
benediction. Prayer la the cap with
' which we go to the "fountain of living
rater" and dip 'up refreshment for oar
thirsty soul. I Orac does not com to the
heart aa wo act a cask at ths corner of
the boos to catch the rain In the shower.
It la a poller fastened to tbe throne of
God, which wa pull, bringing the blessing.
Vfelae) of Prayer. '
I do not ear so mock what poatnra you
take in prayer, nor how large an amount
of voice you aa. You might gat down on
yoor face before Ood, If yon did not pray
right inwardly there would be no response.
Yon might cry at the top of your voice,
and unless yon had a believing spirit with
in your cry would not go farther up than
the ahout of a plowboy to hla oien. Prayer
must be believing, earnest, loving. You
are In your bouse some summer day, and
a shower cornea up, and a bird, affrighted,
darts into the window and wheels about
the room. You eela It. You smooth Ita
ruffled plumage. You feel Ita fluttering
heart You aay, "Poor thing, poor thing!"
Now, prayer goes out of the storm of
thla world Into lb window of OooTa mer
cy, aad he catchea It, and h faala Ha flat
tering pule, and h rata It In hi wn
bosom of aaTecttoa and safety. Prayer la
warm, ardent, pulaatlag Merei, It la
aa tUctrtc battery which, teach, thrill
t 'Ik threw f fwt H H'tw vlna
Mil nM w a
of God's mercy and bring np "pearls of
great price." There was an instance
where prayer made the waves of the Uen
uwmret solid as stoue pavement Oh, how
many wonderful things prayer has accom
plished! Have you ever tried it? In the
days when the Scotch Covenanters were
persecuted, and the enemies were after
them, one of tbe head men among tbe Cov
enanters prayed: "U Lord, we be aa dead
men unless thou shalt help ns! O Lord,
throw the lap of thy cloak over these poor
thiiigsr And instantly a Scotch mist
enveloped and hid tbe persecuted from
their persecutors tbe promise literally
fulfilled, "While they are yet apeakiug I
will hear."
Have you ever tried the power of pray
er? God says, "He is loving and faithful
and patient." Do you believe that? You
are told that Christ came to save sinners.
Do you believe that? You are told that
all you have to do to get the pardon of
the gosjtel is to ask for it Do you believe
that? Then come to him and say: O
Lord, I know thou canst not lie. Thou
hast told me to come for pardon and I
could get it I come. Lord. Keep thy
promise and liberate my captive soul."
Oh, that you might have an altar in the
parlor, In tbe kitchen, in the store, in the
barn, for Christ will be willing to come
again to the manger to hear prayer. He
would come to your place of business, as
be confronted Matthew, the tax commis
sioner. If a measure should come before
Congress that you thought would ruiii the
nation, bow you would send in petitions
and remonstrances! And yet there has
been enough sin in your heart to ruiu It
forever, and you have never remonstrated
or petitioned against it If your physicul
health failed, and you had the means, you
would go and spend the summer in Ger
many and the winter In Italy, and yon
would think It a very cheap outlay if you
had to go all round the earth and get back
your physical health. Have you made
any effort, any expenditure, any exertion,
for your immortal and spiritual health?
Oh, that you might now begin to seek
after God with earnest prayer. Some of
you bare been working for years and
years for the support of your families.
Have you given one-half day to the work
ing out of your salvation with fear and
trembling? You came here with an earn
est purpose, I take it, as I have come
hither with an earnest purpose, and we
meet face to face, and I tell you, first of
all, If you want to find the Lord you must
pray and pray and pcay.
Bible Study.
I remark again you must seek the Lord
through Bible study. The Bible is the
newest book in tbe world. "Oh," you say,
"it was made hundreds of years ago, and
the learned men of King James translated
It hundreds of years ago." I confuto that
Idea by telling yea it is not five minutes
old, when Ood, by his blessed spirit, re
translates it into the heart If yon will,
la the seeking of the way of life through
Scripture study, implore God's light to
fall upon the page, you will find that these
promises are not one second old, and that
they drop straight from the throne of God
into your heart
There are many people to whom the
Bible does not amount to much. If they
merely look at the outside beauty, why, It
will no more lead them to Christ than
Washington's farewell address or the Ko
ran of Mohammed or the Shaster of the
Hindoos. It Is the inward light of God's
word you must get. I went np to the
Church of the Madeleine, iu Paris, and
looked nt the doors, which are the most
wonderfully constructed I ever saw, and
I could have staid there for a whole week,
but I had only a little time; so, having
glanced at the wonderful carving on the
doors, I paused in and looked nt the radi
ant altars and the sculptured dome. Alas,
that so many stop at the outside door of
God's hnly word, looking at the rhetorical
lien u lies, instead of going in anil looking
at the altars of sacrifice and the dome of
God's mercy and salvation that hovers
over penitent and believing souls!
Oh, my friends, if you merely want to
study the laws of language, do not go to
the Bible. It was not made for that. Take
"Howe's Elements of Criticism;" it will
be better than the Bible for that If you
want to study metaphysics, better than
the Bible will be the writings of William
Hamilton. But If you want to know how
to hare sin pardoned and at last to gain
the blessedness of heaven search tbe
Scriptures, "for in them ye have eternal
, When people are anxious about , their
souls, there are those who recommend
good books. That Is all right But I
want to tell you that the Bible ia the beat
book under such circumstances. Baxter
wrote "A Call to the Unconverted," but
the Bible la tbe beat call to the uncon
verted. Philip Doddridge wrote The
Rise and Progress of Religion In ' the
Soul," but the Bible I the beet ris and
progress. John Aagell Jams wrote "Ad
vice to the Anxious Inquirer," but the
Bible I the beat advice to tb anxious
Oh, the Bible I the very book you need,
anxloo and inquiring soul I A dying
soldier said to hla mate, "Comrade, give
me a drop!" Tbe comrade shook up .th
canteen and said, "There isn't a drop of
water In the canteen." "Oh," said the
dying soldier, "that's not what 1. want;
feel In my knapsack for my JBIbJe," and
hla comrade found the Bible and read him
a few of tb gracious promises, and the
dying soldier said: "Ah. that's what I
want There Isn't anything like the Bible
for a dying soldier, la there, my com
rade?" Oh, blessed book, while w lira!
Bleaaed book when w die! , ; .
I Church Ordinance. """"""
I remark again we must aeek Ood
through church ordinances. "What" aay
you, "can't a man be saved without going
to church?" I reply, ther are men, I
suppose, In glory who hare never seen a
church, but the church I the ordained
means by which we are to be brought to
God, and If truth affects as when we are
alone It affects ua more mightily when we
are in the assembly, the feelinga of ethera
emphasising our own feelings. The great
law of sympathy comes Into play, and a
truth that would take hold only with th
grasp of a alck man beats mightily agalnat
th onl with a thousand heart throb.
Wbea you com into tb religious dr
da, com only with oa notion and only
for on purpo to and th war h
CbrUt When I see people critical about
eratoa, and critical about toaaa f role,
aad atitlaal about aaraoala 4U vr, ty
make me think ef a man in prison. He is
condemned to death, but an officer of ths
Government brings a pardon and puts it
through the wicket of the prison and says:
"Here is your pardon. Come and get it."
"What! Do you expect me to take that
pardon offered with such a voice as yon
have, with such an awkward manner as
you have? I would rather die than so
compromise my rhetorical notions!" Ah,
the man does not say that; he takes It! It
is his life. He does not care hew It ia
handed to him. And if to-day that pardon
from the throne of God is offered to eur
souls should we not seise it, regardless of
all non-essentials?
The Accepted Tisae.
But I come now to the last part of my
text It tells us when we are to seek the
Lord, "while he may be found." Wbea
is that? Old age? You may not aee old
age. To-morrow? You may not see to
morrow. To-night? You may not see
to-night Now! Oh, if I conld only write
on every heart in three capital letters that
word N-O-W nowl
Sin is an awful disease. I hear people
ear with a toss of the bead and with a
trivial manner, "Oh, yes, I'm a sinner."
Sin is SB awful disease. It is leprosy. It
is dropsy. It is consumption. It is all
moral disorders in one. Now, you know
there is a crisis in a disease. Perhaps you
hare had some- illustration of it in your
family. Sometimes the physician has
called, and be has looked at tbe patient,
and said: "That case was simple enough,
but the crisis has passed. If you had call
ed me yesterday or this morning, I could
have cured the patient. It is too late now;
the crisis has passed." Just so it is in
the spiritual treatment of tbe soul there
is a crisis.
There are some here who can remember
Instances in life when, if they had bought
a certain property they would have be
come very rich. A few acres that would
have cost them almost nothing were offer
ed them. They refused tbem. After
ward a large village or city sprung up
on those acres of ground, and they see
what a mistake they made in not buying
the property. There was an opportunity
of getting it. It never came back again.
And so it is in regard to a man's spiritual
and eternal fortune. There is a chance;
if you let that go, perhaps it never comes
back. Certainly that one never comes
A gentleman told me that at the battle
of Gettysburg he stood upon a height look
ing off upon the conflicting armies. II
said it was the most exciting moment of
his lite, now one army seeming to tri
umph and now the other. After awhile
the host wheeled in such a way that he
knew In five minutes the whole question
would he decided. He said tbe emotion
was almost unbearable. There ia just
such a time to-day with you the force
of light on one side, the forces of death
on the other side, and In a few momenta
the matter will be settled for eternity.
There is a time which mercy bas set for
leaving port. If yeu are on board before
that, you will get a passage for heaven. If
you are not on board, you miss your pas
sage for heaven. As in law courts a case
is sometimes adjourned from term to term
and from year to year till the bill of costs
eats up the entire estate, so there are men
who are adjourning the matter of relig
ion from time to time and from year to
year until henrenly bliss is the bill of costs
the man will have to pay for it
There Must He No Delay.
Why defer this matter, oh, my dear
hearer? Have you any idea that sin will
wear out; that it will evaporate; that it
will relax its graup; that you may find
religion as a man accidentally finds a lost
poeketliook ? Ah, no! No man ever be
came a Christian by accident or by the re
laxing of sin. The embarrassments are
all tho time increasing. The hosts of
darkness are recruiting, and the longer
you postpone tbis matter the steeper the
path will become. I ask those men who
are before me now whether in the ten or
fifteen years they have passed in the
lostponemeut of these matters tbey have
come any nearer God or heaven ? I would
not be afraid to challenge this whole au
dience, so fur as they may not have found
the peace of the gospel, in regard to the
matter. Your hearts, you are willing
frankly to tell me, are becoming harder
and harder, and that If you come to Christ
it will be more of an undertaking now
than it ever would have been before. Th
throne of judgment will soon be set, and
if you have anything to do toward your
eternal salvation yon bad better do It
now, for the redemption of your soul ia
precious, and it ceaseth forever.
Oh, If men could only catch one glimpse
of Christ I know they would love hlml
Your heart leaps at the eight of a glorious
auris or euneet Can you be without
emotion as th Sun of Righteousness rise
behind Calvary aad seta behind Joseph's
epulcher? He la a blessed saviour! Ev
ery nation baa ita typ of beauty. There
la German beauty, and Swiss beanty, and
Italian beauty,. and English beauty, but
1 care not in what land a man first look
at Christ he pronounce him "chief among
10,000 and tb on altogether lovely.
i Th diamond district -of Braill are
carefully guarded, and a man doe not gat
in there except by a pea from th Govern
ment but th love of Christ 1 a diamond
district w may all enter and pick up
treasure of eternity. - 'To-day, If y will
hear hi role, harden not your heart,'
Take the bint of tbe test that I hare n
time to dwell upon th hint that ther I
a time when he cannot be found. Ther
waa a man in tbi city 80 years f age
who said t a clergyman who cam In,
"Do yeu think a man 80 year of ags caa
gat pardoned T", "Oh, yes," said th cler
gyman. Th old man aald: "I can't When
I waa 30 years of are I am now 80 years
th Spirit of Ood cam to my aouL and
I ftt th Importance of attending to the
thing, but I put It off. I rejected Ood,
and sine then I have had no feeling."
"Well," aald th minister, "would t yon
Ilk to have m pray with you?" "Yea,"
replied th old man, "but It will do no
good. You can pray with m If you like
to." Tb minister knelt down and prayed
and commended tb man' sob! to Ood.
It seemed to bar no effect upon him.
After awhll th laat hour of the man's
llf cam, and through hla delirium a
park of lntlllgnc emd to Raah, and
wfth bl laat breath he said, 1 ahall nvr
b forgiveor "Oh, k th Lrd whil
a mar he foand."
snob to human
Th Farmer's Garden Ia Uaualljr Too
Large Underdralnina Wet Land
How to Prevent Bruising Fruit
Always Plenty of Work on the Farm.
The Farmer' Garden.
One of tbe principal mistake made
by Nome farmers who want to grow
vegetable and small fruits, la that
the garden U made too large. My ex
perience 1 that one-fourth acre ia suf
ficient, except for growing potatoes
and late aweet core. Another mistake
Is In laying out the garden. My plan
Is to have it eight rods loug and five
wide. Put everything in rows the long
way. Commencing on one side, lay out
about one-half of tbe plut in rows sev
en feet apart for permanent plants and
fruit bushes, such as asparagus, pie
plant, grapes, blackberries, raspber
ries,' currants and gooseberries. Some
of these will take a whole row; for oth
er a half row la sufficient This part
of the garden Is worked with a one
horse cultivator. The other half can
be plowed and harrowed every spring,
as only annuals are planted, except a
trip for the strawberry bed, which,
to facilitate cultivation, should be on
the outside of this half, alternating
from one side to the other from year
to year. The rows for vegetable may
be three feet apart, except for melons
and other vine, which will need a dou
ble row or more. Use a line and meas
ure to lay out the rows. The tomatoes
are trained to a trellis and take no
more room than a row of corn, while
the fruit Is much finer than when the
plant are left to run on the ground.
No spading la necessary, except in
drawing the asparagus and pieplant
beds In the early spring and loosen
ing the soli about the roots of the berry
To get the best results from this
mail piece of ground, it is essential
that It be made very rich with com
posted manure and that It have thor
ough cultivation. Hun through It
every week with horse and cultivator.
Don't wait for the ground to get weedy.
It should be done as regularly ns going
to meeting or as wash day Is observed
In the house. The garden properly
laid out and cared for la a thing of
' beauty. Its usefulness no housekeep
er questions. ' Besides supplying the
table with a fresh variety of vegeta
ble for a large part of the year, it
will supply fruit and berries, fresh
or canned, 305 day. The cash value
of Uie product of the one-fourth acre
can be $50 to $100, and besides, a val
uable lesson may be learned of results
from rich soil and thorough tillage.
American Agriculturist
Draining; Leaved Land.
An Indiana farmer, J. C. Wain-
wright, tells, in the Drainage Journal,
his experience In under-draining eight
acres of wet land, which had never
produced enough to pay for cropping.
The land belonged to a neighbor who
could not be persuaded to drain It.
Finally he offered to give a five years'
lease of the land to Mr. Walnwrlght,
who thereupon set to work to under
draln and crop It There was a good
Incline to tbe field, and 250 rods of
drain tile were required to conduct the
surplus water and fit tbe land for
cropping. Thla cost $122.70. The first
year oats were sown. The yield was
forty bushels per acre, and the crop
from the eight acre sold for $0. No
account was made of the straw. Wheat
followed the next year, yielding twen-ty-nlue
and a half bushel per acre,
and selling at 00 cent per bushel, or
$141.00. The third yield the field waa
In clover, yielding two ton per aero
of bny worth $00 and a crop of twenty
seven bushel of clover aeed, which
sold for $121.50. The fourth year the
field waa In corn, yielding 004 bushels
of grain, worth 40 centa per bushel,
or $200. After cutting the earn tho
field waa sown with wheat, which
yielded thirty-five and a half bushel
per acre, or 884 bushels, and waa so
good that It sold to a aeed company at
73 cents per buahel, making $213 for
the crop. Mr. Walnwrlght estimate
hi expense for the above crop at
$200, rent $120, ditching $122.70. To
tal, $442.70. ' The total receipt were
$868, leaving a profit of $420.30, be
aldea which Mr. Walnwrlght fed on hi
own farm tb cornstalks and the straw
from two wheat crop, and the clover
bay from which the seed waa threshed.
Tbe field was turned over to Its own
er Improved fully 100 per cent Both
partle mad well by the bargain,
though the neighbor who leased hla
land to be drained might have done
better if be had drained the field him
To Prevent Brnlalna; Frmlt,
Frof. & D. Halated says: "There Is
no question about the Importance of
o far aa possible preventing the bruis
ing of fruit From what haa been said
In strong terms concerning the barrier
of a tough akin which nature haa plac
ed upon th applea, It goes without say
ing that thla defense should not be ruth-
Uaaly broken down. It may be safely
assumed that germs of decay art lurk
ing almost everywhere, ready to com
ia ooatact with any substancea. i A
braise er cut In tb skin la therefor
tm irvra than rough. pUee caaged
by a scab fungus as a lodgment pro
vided by the minute spores of various
sort. If tbe Juice exudes, it at once
furnishes the choicest of conditions for
molds to grow. An apple bruised Is a
fruit for the decay of which germ are
specially invited, and when such a
specimen 1 placed in the midst of oth
er fruit It soon becomes a point of In
faction for It neighbors on all side.
Seldom Is a fully rotten apple found In
a bin without several others near it
being more or lee affected."
Plenty of Work to Do.
The fanner should not worry about
work to do. There Is steady employ
ment for blm on tbe farm throughout
the year both for hands and brains,
If he will but see It, and there are end
less little resources for making a little
more money even during the hardest
times. Certainly hi lot Is by far the
better during period of financial de
presHion. lie must suffer the same as
all other laboring and business men
There will be less money to buy his
goods and a smaller margin of profit.
But the soil and weather are not de
pressed by any money or business de
pression, tbey will often combine at
such times to produce larger crops
than at other seasons. If tbe margin
of profits Is smaller, then the Increased
yield can partly compensate for the
loss. Greater activity In cultivation
and study of crops In such years can
certainly be made to yield better re
turns If the weather and soil do not
conspire to prevent
Barn Plana.
We have three letters asking for plans
for dairy barns and economical build
ing. To give advice In regard to build
ing a barn is much like Instructing a
man in politics; he has hla ideas, and
many men when advice is given say,
"Oh, that is for book farmers," if any
new, modern ways are mentioned, while
others bear the truth gladly. It Is dif
ficult to tell a man how to build when
the location and conditions are not
known. Our own Idea Is that the cow
stable of the future will not be part of
the barn. Tbe latter will be a storage
for hay, grain and the like, and tbe
cattle will be kept in an "ell" or addi
tions, so arranged a to afford the most
light and warmth, and with special
reference to sanitary conditions. That
thousands of dollar are needed to
build a barn, where hundreds would
do as well, Is, we think, the economic
policy of the future. If for cows, the
stable needs to be down on the ground,
not with floor stilted up above the
earth to give a chance for a cave of
foul smell under the stable. In the
future, silos will be used largely for the
storing of food, which will largely do
away with the need of great storing
places for feed. There Is no need for
the high castle-like building If for a
dairy barn, and the best authorities
now pronounce against two things,
manure cellars under the cows, and
haylofts over them to absorb the air
and dampness from the cows and sta
bles. This means a cow stable separ
ate from the barn proper. Unneeded
capital used In barn building Is a poor
Investment beyond the actual need. A
thousand dollars wisely Invested will
go a long way toward giving a man a
good cow stable, light, warm, comforta
ble and dry, and the storage for silage
and hay may even be Included in this
estimate. Let the plan be made to con
form to location and capital and the
uses of a barn, and not In unneeded
things that often are mere show and an
actual disadvantage. PractlcalFarmcr.
Richer Feed for Holateln Cows.
It seems to be generally conceded
that the Jersey and Guernsey cows
give richer milk than the average of
Holstelns and other breeds that have
larger frame. But there Is great dif
ference In the character of milk given
by the larger breed of cow. It Is,
perhaps, In part due to difference In
feeding, and In part Is hereditary. If
more rich foods were given to Hol
stelns, they also will Increase tbe pro
portion of butter fats In their milk.
The first calf of any cow Is apt, If a
heifer, to give rich milk. Ita dam while
bearing It haa had to provide for some
growth of her own frame and for that
of her foetu The fat In the milk la not
required for thla. Heifer' milk la usu
ally rich In fats and poor In casein, or
the nutrition that make strength, bone
and muscle. ' The heifer's milk Is de
ficient In quantity, and It la better for
making butter than for cheese making.
Grain Feeding; for Toons Lamb.
Lambs Intended for the butcher soon
begin- to need more nourishment than
their mother's milk will furnish. They
should have It In the form of grain.
Those that are Intended to be kept for
breeding should have little or no grain,
but be fed a small amount dally-of well
cured clover hay. A lamb ten daya,or
two weeka old will begin to pick at hay
placed where It can reach It, and If fed
properly will soon eat almost like an
old aheep. The greatest care in feed
ing fattening lamb should be to not
give them too much. . The sheep I al
ways a delicate feeder, and a quarter
of a pound of oats per day Is heavy
enough for Iamb that are sucking their
dam. That Is only two ounces per
lamb at a feed, but It la better than
mora. If the lamb needs more nourish
ment give It what clove:' hay It will eat
It la better not to feed th iamb through
th w' with grain. That will fatten
tbeewe, and soon dry bar up, besides un
fitting hr for breeding next year. The
breeding ws should Swt b allowed to
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Borne of the Wonderful Btorie Are
"A great deal of nonsense appears In
the newspapers from time to time con
cerning rapid shorthand writing," said
a leading court reporter in New York
the other day. "Instance of atenorgra
phers who are able to write at a speed
varying ail the way from 800 to 400
words a minute are mentioned, appar
ently, merely to call attention to th
development of the stenographic art,
and tbe impression Is given that such
rapid work is so common as to excite
no particular comment As a matter
of fact, however, the stenographer In
constant practice who is able to keep
up a speed of 225 word a minute for
any considerable length of time 1 a
remarkably clever man, and it is per
fectly aafe to say that not one court re
porter In a dozen Is capable of ver
batim reporting at the rate of 200 word
a minnte. To understand what the
writing of 300 words a minute mean
let anyone count out that number of
words of ordinary matter and then un
dertake to read it aloud in one minute'
time, pronouncing each word distinct
ly as It would be necessary to do if a
stenographer were taking it down. Es
timating an average of two syllables to
a word. It will be necessary to enunci
ate clearly about 600 syllables In one
minute, or ten syllables a second. The
reporting atyle of shorthand writing
has many expedients for running words
together into phrases, so that three or
four words are often written quite a
rapidly a they can be spoken, and con
tracted signs are frequently used for
the longer words. Still the writing of
300 words a minute In the briefest
style of shorthand, would require the
formation of considerably over 200
signs about four every second and
these signs must be accurate enough
in form to be readily deciphered by the
writer. Chicago has long claimed to
have the fastest shorthand writer In
the world, and while this Individual
has given some wonderful exhibitions
of speed, It Is doubtful if he ever wrote
anything near 250 words In a single
minnte that would pass Inspection. A
few years ago, at a public exhibition
he took notes of legal testimony read
at the rate of about 200 words a minute
for five minutes. His notes were so
Illegible, as a result of the speed at
which they were written, that even the
most expert stenographers could make
nothing out of them, and when com
pared with the matter dictated It was
found that at least a dozen word had
been altogether omitted. It is upon
such Imperfect work a this that the
preposterous claims of 300 words or
more a minute are based." New York
Name of Indian Children.
Every one knows that many queer
names are to be found among our In
dians, but it may surprise some read
ers to learn that similar names cling to
Indian children, even after they enter
the government schools. The follow
ing list is furnished the Companion by
a teacher in one of the government
school In Oklahoma Territory. They
are taken from tbe school register, and
while they are not such as to be pleas
ing to civilized people, the Indian youth
are as proud of them as if they were
Smith or Brown.
It should be said, also, that the boys
and girls are bright. Intelligent chil
dren, doing good school work, and are
aa well behaved as their white neigh
bora. Here are the names:
Lucy Little Standing Buffalo.
Atkins White Sail
Anna Bull Frog.
Lee Little Turtle.
Marie Buffalo Head.
Clarence Black Hair Horse.
Jennie Boy Chief.
Grace Yellow Flower. -
Mary Big Goose.
John White Eagle.
Martha Crtef Pipe.
Mary Cries for Ribs.
Cora Frisale Head.
Be Slept Two Day.
An Interesting tale la told about a
young lad who came to a Syracuse ho
tel early laat week and asked If ha
might do some odd Jobs about th place
In order that b might earn a place
to sleep that night The boy looked de
serving and he waa t at work. It
waa Sunday night, aad abort! after 8
o'clock be waa given a room la on of
tb less frequented portions : of . the
house. The lad seemed very tired and
went at once to bad. - It chanced that
no one went to the room the axt day,
and It was Tuesday night bfr any
one thonght of him. Then It waa that
a tour of Investigation waa begun. Re
peated rapping failed to bring any re
sponse and finally th door wat forced
open. The boy waa still la bed and
still sleeping soundly. He explained
that It was nearly a week since he had
had any aleep, but waa surprised that
he had actually slept two days and two
nights. The boy la still about th city,
making hla home wherever he chances
to be. H la an orphan and says he
haa been unabl to find work In thla
city. He narrate interesting tales of
his past experiences. Syracuse Poet
Nell-Do you know, I was all alone
In th conTTtory for tan minutaa
with that fascinating Charll Fuller
ton laat evening, and I was so afraid.
Bu-io afraid of what! , Afraid b
waa going to propose to you? Jf0 H.,
afraid h
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