The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, December 20, 1895, Image 5

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Bm»»»I Wards.
C., Dec.8, 1815.—To
day Dr. Talmage
chose as the subject
of bla sermon "The
Opening Winter.”
Although tha sold
comes sarltar or
later, according to
tha latitude, this
sermon Is sooner or
later as appropriate
every where as It Is In Washington. Tha
test selected will be found In Tltua 8:
it, "l have determined there to winter.”
Paul was not Independent of tbe sea
sons. Ha sent for his overcoat to Troas
ea a memorable occasion. And now In
the test he Is making arrangements for
I the approachlg cold weather, and makes
an appointment with Tltua to meet him
at Neoopolla, saying: “I bava deter
mined there to winter.” Well this Is
the eighth day of December and the
aeooad Sabbath of winter. We have
had a few ebrlll, sharp blasts already,
forerunners of whole regiments of
•terms and tempests. No one here needs
to he told that we are In the opening
gatee of the winter. This season Is not
only a test of one's physics! endurance,
But In our great cities Is a test of moral
character. A vaet number of people
have by one winter of dissipation been
destroyed, and forever. Heated In our
homes on some stormy night, tha winds
Bopllng outside, we Imagine tbe ship
plug helplessly driven on the coast, but
any winter night, If our ears were good
ruuu§u, uvuki i iiw viMii */• »*
thousand moral sblpwracka. There are
many people who came to the cities on
the flrat of September who will be blunt
ed by the first of March. At tbla season
ef the year temptations are especially
rampant. Now that the long winter
evenings have come, there are many
who will employ them In high pur
suits, In Intelligent socialities, In Chris
tian work, In tha strengthening and en
nobling of moral character, and thla
winter to many of you will hethnbright
est and the beat of all your Uvea, and In
anticipation 1 congratulate you. But
to others It may not huve such effect,
and I charge you, my beloved, look out
where you spend your winter nights.
In tha first place, I have to remark
that at this aeason of the year evil al
lurements are eapeclally busy. There
la not very much temptation for a man
to plunge In on a hot night amid blar
ing gaslights, and to breathe the fetid
sir of an assemblage, but in the cold
nights Satan gathers a great harvest.
At auch tlmea tha caalnoa are in full
blast. At auch time, the grogabopa In
one night make more than In four or
flve nlghte In summer. At auch tlmea
the play-bills of low places of onter
y Ulnment seem especially attractive,
and the acting la eapeclally Impressive,
and tha appluuae eapeclally bewitching.
Many a man who baa kept right all the
rest of the year will ha capsized now,
and though last autumn he came from
tha country and there was lustre In the
eye and there were rosea In the cheek
and alaatlclty In the step, by the time
the spring hour haa come you will paaa
him In the street and aav to your friend:
“What's the matter with that man?
How differently he looks front what he
looked last September." Slain of one
winter's dissipation. At this time of
the year there are many entertain
ment*. If we rightly employ them, and
they are of the right kind, they enlarge
our socialities, allow us to make Intpor
lont unmiulntnnpo hniM nu lira In nnr
morals, and help us In a thousand ways.
I can scarcely think of anything better
than good neighborhood. Hut there are
those entertainments from which others
will come besolled In character. There
»re those who by the springtime will
be broken down In health, and though
at the opening of the season their pros
pecta were bright, at the close of the
■(••son they will be In the hands of the
doctors, or sleeping In the cemetery.
The cert Ideate of death will be made
f" out, and the physician, to save the feel
ings of the family, will call the disease
by a Latin name. Hut the doctor knows
and everybody else knows, they died
af Woo inuny levees Away with all
these wine drinking convivialities
How dar# you, the father of a family,
tempt the appetites of the young peo
ple? perhaps at the entertainment, to
save (he feelings of the minister or
some other weak temperance man, you
leave the decanter In a aide room, and
only a few people are Invited there to
partake; but U la easy enough to hnuw
• hen you com# out, by lb* glare of your
itv eud the Blench of your breath, that
you have been serving the devil,
The winter season la especially full
gf temptation, because of the long even
Ings allowing such full swing for evil
Indulgence* You cat scarcely sap*, t
g young man to go into hla room and
•It there from *even I* eleven o'clock
In the evening reading Motley's Hutch
K*publl«,“ or John Kuaier'e •***>* It
would he g very baeutlful' hiag for Vim
to da. hut ha will not do II The most
or our young men are busy la odleee,
la factories, m banking house#. In
••er*e. In shops and a hen evening
toman they want the fresh air, and they
wfeel night aeelng and they must hnvn
It, ihey will have It and they aught l»
have It M«al af th* me* here assem
bled all) have three ar tour evening* *1
leisure aa the the winter night* At
m ter ten the man puts *n hi* hat and
I' reel, and he joe* out, Uae form of
L allurement any* "v'»m* ta her* 14 * >
I tee *»ii ft to heel far yeo ta go in; you
r aught aat it h* *o greet, hy ihtt Urn*
r*« gttgol t* lava ***a everything,"
and tha temptation* shall be mighty h»
dull time* such we have had, but which.
I believe, arc gone; for I hear all over
the land the prophecy of great pro*
parity, and tha railroad men and the
marchanta, they all tell me of tha day*
of prosperity they think are coming,
and In many department* they have
already coma, and they ara going to
coma In all department*; but thoaa dull
times through which wa have passed
bav* destroyed a graat many man. The
question of a livelihood la with a vaat
multitude th* great question. Thera
are young men who expected before
this to sat up their household, but they
have been disappointed In tbe gains
they have made. They cannot support
thomsslvas, bow can tbay support
others? and, to the curs# of modern
society, th* theory Is abroad that a
man must not marry until he has
achieved a fortune, whan tha twain
ough' to start at the foot of th* hill
and together climb to tha top. That Is
lb* old-fashioned way, and that will
b* th* new-fashioned way If soolety Is
ever redeemed. Hut during th* bard
times, th* dull times, so many man wars
discouraged, so many man had nothing
to do—they could get nothing to do—
a pirate bora down on tb* ahlp whan
tha sails war* down and th* veesel wta
making no headway. People say they
want mar* lime to think. Tb* trouble
la, too many paopla bava too much time
to think, and If our merchants had not
bad thalr minds diverted, many of them
would long before this bava been within
tha four walla of an Inaana asylum.
That* long winter evenings, be careful
where you spend them. This winter
will decide tha temporsl and sternal
destiny of hundreds of men In this
Then, the winter has especial tempts
tlons In the fact that many homes ara
peculiarly unattractive at this season.
In th* aiiinmsr month* th* young man
can alt out on the steps, or he can have
a bouquet In th# vase on the mantel,
or, the evening* being so abort, soon
after gas-light he wants to retire any
tinf I h*i'n a m ntnnv nnrcfitM who
do not understand how to mnl<<» the
Ion* winter evenings attractive to their
children. It Is amusing to me that so
many old people do not understand
young people. To hear some of these
parents talk you would think they bad
never themselves been young, and had
been born with spcctaeles on. Oh, It Is
dolorous for young people to sit. In the
house from 7 to 11 o'clock at night, and
to hear parents groan shout their ali
ments and the nothingness of this
world. The nothingness of this world!
How dare you talk such blasphemy? It
took Ood si* days to make this world,
and be has allowed It six thousand years
to bang upon hie holy heart, and this
world has ehone on you and blessed
you and caressed you for these fifty or
seventy year* and yet you dare talk
about the nothingness of this world.
Why, It la a magnificent world. I do
not believe In the whole universe there
Is a world equal to it, except It be
heaven. You cannot expect your chil
dren to etay In the house these long
winter evening* to hear you denounce
this star-lighted, *un-warmed, sbower
baptlsed, flower-strewn, angel-watched
Clod-inhabited planet.
Oh! make your home bright. Bring
In the violin or the picture. It doe* not
require a great salary or a hi* house, or
chased allvor, or gorgeous upholstery to
make a home happy. All that U wanted
Is a father's heart, a mother's heart, in
sympathy with the young folks. I have
known a man with seven hundred dol
lars salary, and he had no other In
come, but he had a home so bright and
happy, that, though the sons have gone
out and won large fortunes, and the
daughters have gone out Into spleudid
spheres, and become princesses of so
ciety, they can never think of that early
home without tears of emotion. It waa
thnni dm unul I Hu 1st of hn.'ivnn anti till
their mansions now. and all their pal
aces now, cannot make them forget that
early place. Make your homes happy.
Alas! that old people ho much misun
derstand young folks! There was a
great Sunday-school anniversary, and
there were thousands of children pres
ent; indeed, all the Sunday-schools of
the town were jn the hulldlnp, and It
was very uproarious and full of disturb
ance, and the presiding officer on the
occasion came forward, and In a very
loud lone shouted, "Silence!" and the
mure noise the presiding officer made,
the more noise the children mads. Some
one else rose on the platform aud came
forward, and with more stentorian
voice shouted, "Silence'" and the up
roar rose to greater height, and It did
seem as If there would be almost a riot
aud the police have to he called In.
when old Doctor ileaman, his hatr
white aa tbs driven snow, said: "Let
uic try iuy hand." So he came forward
with a alow rep to the front of the plat
form, and when the children saw the
venerable man and the white hair, they
thought they would hush tin that tu
stunt, and hear what the olu man had
to say Me aatd "lUiys. I waul t»
make a bargain with you. If you will
j be still now while I speak when you
| get to be aa old aa 1 am I will be aa
aa a mouse," There waa not another
j whisper that afternoon Ma waa sa
much a boy a* auy of them oh. In
, these approaching holidays, lit ui turn
bach our nature* to w hat they were
i years ago. and be boys again and girls
again an i mah* all aur bum** happy
Uh, wkai a beautiful thing II la to
j see a young man standing up amid
[ than* tamp tattoua af city Ilf* Incorrupt
| while hundteUa are falling I Will tell
| yen? blatorc You will wan In r«
special,circle* nil your days, and
some day a friend of your father all)
unset you and soy "Mood morning
glad lo #-<* you You seem to bo proa
paring; you led llbe your father f *r all
th* w«rM I thought you would turn out
wtlt*wh*ft | u I to hold ywu »o my
kn»«, it you ever want any help wr
any ad^lea, vatu* to me, a* tong aa t
tvatamber yeut father 1 11 remamhar
yoa. Good morning." That wlH b* tb#
hlatary of hundred* of theae young
men. How do ! know It? I know It by
tb* way you atart. But h*r*'s a young
man who take* tha opposite rout#;
voices of aln charm him * **' Ha
rcada bad hooka, mlnglaa In bad icletjr.
Tho glow hat gona from bla cheek and
the sparkle from hla aye, and tba purity
from bla aoul. Dow# he go**, little by
little. The people who taw him whan
h# came to town while yot hoverod over
bla head tha bl***tng of a poor mother’s
prayer sad there whs on hla llpa tho
dew of a pur# slater's klaa, now, aa thay
see him pa*a. cry; "What an awful
wreck!" Cheek bruised In grogihop
fight. Kye bleared with dissipation.
Lip swollen with Indulgence*. Be care
ful what you say to him, for a trlfl# ha
would taka your Ufa. I/twar down, low
er down, until, outcast of Ood anil man,
h* lies In tba aaylum, a blotch of loaib
aomanasa and pain. On* moment h*
calls for Ood and thaa ha call* for rum.
Ha prays, he curse*, b* laugh* as a
fiend laugh*, than biles bla nails Into
j the quick, then puts bla bands through
j tba hair banging around bla haad Ilka
tha mana of a wild baaat, than shiver#
until tba cot ahaka*. with unutterable
terror, than with his flats fights back
I the devils, or dutches for aorpents that
seem to wind around him their awful
folds, then aaka for water which la In*
atantly consumed on hla cracked llpa.
Home morning the surgeon going bit
rounds will And him dead. Do not try
to comb out or brush back tb* matted
locks. Htralghten out tba limb*, wrap
him In a sheet, put him In a box. and
let two men carry him down to tba
wagon at the door. With a plaoa of
chalk wrlta on lop of the box tba nama
of the destroyer and tha daatroyed.
Who la It? It la you, oh man, If. ylald
Ing to the temptation* of a dissipated
Ilf*, you go out. and pariah. Thar# la a
way that aoemeth bright and fair and
beautiful to a man, but the and tbareof
i.. -I-. • I. Ituiaa Inna nlirhfa fit
; December, January end February In
high pursuits, In intelligent soclallUee,
In Innocent amusements, In Christian
work. Do not waste this winter, for
soon you will have seen your last enow
shower, and have gone up Into the com
panionship of Him whoso raiment Is
white as snow, whiter than any fuller
on earth could whiten It. For all Chrls
| «inn hearts the winter nights of earth
will end In the June morning of heaven.
The river of life from under the throne
never freezes over. The foliage of llfo'l
fair tree is never froet-bliten. The
tlvltles, the hllarltlee, the family greet
ings ef earthly Chriatmaa time* will
give way to larger reunion and bright
er lights and sweeter garlands and
mightier Joy In the great holiday of
Post-Mortem flsnsrosltf.
We lead miserly or aelfleh Uvea,
thinking to redeem ourselves by a post
mortem generosity; only relieving dis
tress when our effects can be of no fur
ther use to us. We go Into mourning
and give away our gay apparel because
It will become old-fashioned by the
time we emerge from our somber garb.
Wo give away what we are done with.
We do this and pat ourselves for our
generosity. Too many of us are like
the child with her cake, we only give
when we have had enough oureelvae.
After the donation to the poor fund hae
been made, we yet have more than
enough for our comfort. Juat as bright
a blaze to warm by, and Juat sh soft a
pillow to lie upon -and what It sweeter
still, the praise of Mends ringing In
our ears. A vase of American beauties,
at |f> a dozen, may be An Innocent In
dulgence; but If your neighbor throws
herself from a rourtn-story window to
escape the pangs of starvation your
flowers condemn you. The spirit of ths
law exacts self-abnegation—self-abne
gutlon with no perquisites save that of
an approving conscience. Without this,
the gift Is a one-sided benefit. If a
washerwoman's feet are kept warm and
dry, what does It signify who gava her
the shoes? If the gift came from an
egotist, the most Important fact to him
In the case Is the giver
Raster. It Is said, kept the tnanu
1 script of the "Saint’s Everlasting Host"
In hie hands for thirteen yearn, revising
and condensing.
Hryant is said to have written "Than*
atopsls" In a week. The work of trans
lating Homer consumed four or five of
| bis best years.
Hiu.HU. after the necessary work of
preparation had been concluded, wrote
one lecture a week of the series " Lec
tures on Authors."
Fielding Is said to havs written "Tom
Jones" In three mouths. The work was
written as a satire on on# of Richard
son’s novels.
Montgomery, the famous hymn writ
er. required hut a elugle afternoon to
prepare one of hie magnificent para
ph rases of the psalms
Hannah More is Mid to have written
one of her esenye on "Female Mas*
lion ' In two weeks. Mhe did ant spend
much lime In revision
Macautey, frum the Inception of the
plan to ihe tltue when the worh was cut
eft art. spent eight or nino years on his
"History of England "
tv aide «»rth would write one or twa
sonnets every day When engaged ->a
"The Ksrursioa ’ he produced from U!
Is )oo Uaea a day
uuNcm of mviNfiON.
\\ ear a » >«• a aproa while treated **
he.l tushies
Tm cl'Sn bamboo furniture tee e
brush dipped In Mil walef
The eye# should ha bathed every
sight ta ea-d ester |u*t hofuru retir
ing arid thn • ill do heller work the
fellow ins day
w hen v«r> tired It# »a the hacb al
ls wing every t> us.ts ta solas, tetitag
IPs hand* go aar way they will. *m4
heep Um eyes visaed
I _
*om« f'p- to* list* Hint* About ('Blur*
tlon of th« loll anil Tharwif—
Hortlrtiliuro, Vlttrult lira Mod Klorl
tall tar a.
lowed to heat, In
the mean while
being turned and
kept molat enough
to prevent a vo
latilization of am
monia, haa heen
one of long con
troversy. Experiments by Professor
Voalker of the Koyal Agricul
tural society of England, and of
others, have shown that the fer
mentation of manure, when properly
conducted, results In Its decomposition,
and under proper conditions does not
Involve loss of ammonia, although car
bonic add, or a part of the organic
matter. Is lost. The material thus lost
has a relation to the phyalral condition
of soils and the decomposition a rela
tion to the warmth of the soil and a
relation to the chemical reactions In
the minerals of the soil. The quesilon,
then, la whether this loss Is compen
sated by a slightly more soluble man
ure at the time of Ifm application.
On sandy soils this loss of organic
mailer, It would appear. Is a serious
matter, for It Is already deficient In It
and the water-holding capacity that It
brings to the soil Is of value to It.
In soils already overrlch In organic
I matter and Inclined to retain moisture
M/u Him II ii ii< i Ml*? wh®''
decomposition Is likely to be slight
another question will he presented.
Again, fermentation, unions carefully
conducted, will result In loss of the
nitrogen or ammonia of manure. It
may be said that gardeners who seek
lo produce very early crops generally
advocate tbe fermentation of manure,
because It will give them an earlier
start, through It* grealer amount of
available nutritive or soluble materials
and because the manure can be spread
much more evenly and be commingled
with the soli very much more thorough
ly. _
< Much lings In Oklahoma.
At the Oklahoma Experiment Htatlon
Farm, at Htlll water, as well as In many
other parts of the territory, chinch
bugs were nearly or quite as Injurious
to crops In the summer and full as was
the dry weather. Experiments at the
HtaLlon and throughout tbe territory as
well as In different stales, In causing
the destruction of the chinch bugs by
tbe Introduction of dlseuse among them,
were generally unsuccessful. Tbe con
ditions under which the disease rapidly
spreads are not fully known, but It Is
evident that dry weather is unfavorable
to such spread. With present knowledge
It Is unwise to rely on the Introduction
of disease as an effective method of de
stroying these Instructive Insects. It
ha* been proved entirely possible to
| prevent the passage of the Insects from
| one field to another, except at the palr
I Ing season, when they fly freely, by a
| system of barriers and traps. Furrows
I with steep sides of finely pulverized
i earth, or lines of coal tar on a well
i smoothed surface, have been found en
! tlrely effective. The Insects will collect
i In holes In the furrows or at the side
i of the coal tar line In vast numbers and
; be destroyed by hot water or a kerosene
i mixture. Homethiiig can be done to
! make the passage of the Insects difficult,
by keeping the corn, sorghum and sim
ilar crops an distant as may be from
Green Manuring.—A report from the
New Jeraey Station given the plun of
an experiment for the Improvement of
light lamia by tne use of crimson clover
ami cow pea* nml a statement rogard
1 Ing tho method of cultivating cow peuB
I on a larger scale in New Jersey. Cow
peaa, follow ing crimson clover, yielded
at the rule of 14,400 pounds of green
material per acre. The vines con
i tallied 2,278.1 pounds of organic dry
matter, pounds of nitrogen, 17.3
pounds of phosphoric acid ami 50.4
pounds of potush. The roots ou one
acre weighed only 1,080 pound*, and
contained 235.2 pounds of organic dry
mutter, 4 2 pounds of nitrogen, 1.5
pounds of phosphoric add and 4.4
pounds of potash per acre. The roots
and vines grown ou an acre contained a
total of 34.8 pounds of ultrogen, 18.8
pounds of phosphoric add and 64.8
pounds of potash. Th* nitrogen In the
vines Is equivalent to that contained In
4371% pounds of nitrate of soda and Is
valued at about III.
1‘ropagaltng Raspberries The prop
er way to iwopugat* the black cap rasp
berry Is by sticking the long, snake
ttke tlpa In th* soli and growing a u*w
plant front the#* If lh» soil bss been
wdl culmsiisl and the plant la v*ry
vigorous a plant can be mad* not only
from th* tip of th* mala stem, but from
most of th* branch** bo soon as tb*>
nr* wall rooted th* s^w planta should
b* separated from the old stem Th*
wind blew lag th* bush loosens th#
bt inches where ih*v ar* rooted la th*
sail and upreota them Thta la pretty
sura to happen If th* plant la laft with
theaa aumitooa tooted tip# in th#
gittuad over * Inter. Greeting and
thawing I* bard enough on any nets
pt ,ut but la ##p*vtall) so to sm nt
ta> bed to another above it and cob
•t mil) pulling It upward As tba soil
ts mw, in 4 whan thawed, up Mtea the
hr-Hwh with Its rooted tip. and a abort
ttvw* In spring i-ioshtoe destroy# Its
v ii ,«tt> KJ»
w >t*o washing anything that has a
n« .ig tint pa not run* to blood water,
but in clear *#i#r
Th« Krotionlftl Cow.
At alt successful breeders realize, the
| time Is past when we can wholly rely <
1 upon the pedigree as a guide In aelect
j ing the animals whose characteristics .
j we wish to perpetuate In our flocks or
herds. Not that the law of heredity Is
any lean true than formerly, but be
cause we are coming to appreciate that
an animal parent Is more likely to |
transmit Its own characteristics rath
er than those of some ancestors. Ho, |
Instead of studying the pedigree and
the pedigree only, the breeder of today
will study In Its connection the Individ
uality, the type and general conforma
tion of the animal with special refer
ence to their economy of production,
appreciating the fact that more and
more will the "cost of production" bo
the standpoint from which all animals
kept for production be Judged. Apply
ing this principle lo dairy cattle, (he
question Is raised, What sort of a cow
Is the most economical and therefore
the best cow? That cow Is the most
profitable which will produce a pound of
butter fat the most economically, and
although It Is conceded that there Is
more difference In the Individuals of
(he same breeds than there Is In the dif
ferent breeds, that breed which con
tains the greatest proportion of most
economical cows Is the best breed.
In order for a cow to produce a pound
of butler fat economically (which
should he the standard by which all
dairy cows should be judged), she must
be able to consume a large amount of
coarae fodder, which, of necessity, will
always be grown In large quan
tities by every farmer and dairy
man. All of these coarse foods
contain the same Ingredients found In
the grains and concentrated by-prod
ucts, but not In the same proportion,
and for this reason a cow Is obliged to
eat 60 pounds of corn stalks to get the
amount of nutriment which she would
obtain from a few pounds of corn meal
and bran fur cxamnle Hence It fol
low* that If an animal can consume
enough roughage, whose Intrinsic val
ue Is a very few cents, and get from It
the same amount of digestive nutrients
that would be obtained In eight pounds
of highly concentrated food which I*
Intrinsically worth that many cents or
more, she will he, hy far, more profita
ble than one whose limited capacity
will allow her to take but a few pounds
of roughage and the main part of whose
ration must be highly concentrated and
Considering the general type of the
Holstein breed, Is It too much to say
that as s breed It contains a greater
proportion of cows capable, on ac
count of their large storage capacities,
of making butter cbeuper than any oth
er breed? I was very much interested
In looking over the results obtained at
the Minnesota Kxperlment Station from
a t'rd of 23 cow* composed of nearly
all hr. eds and their grades, to find that
In a year's trial the cow that produced
the most butter wa* a high-grade Hol
stein and that the next greatest amount
was produced by a registered Holstein,
the two making 494 and 453 pounds re
spectively, at an average coat per
pound of 8.06 cents and 9.06 cents. Of
course it Is unfair to draw any conclu
sions from so few figures, but Ihey cer
tainly serve to Indicate that the large,
roomy Holstein, properly handled, has
before her a future as a large and
economical butter producer,—H. Hay
ward in Journal of Agriculture.
Smutty Corn and Mtenrs,
There Is scarcely a year that there
Is not more or less smutty corn. We
would be pleased to have the views and
experience of feeders on this subject in
the Farmers’ Kevlew. Having fed
thousands of steers in twenty-five years
successfully, without losing a steer
from this smut; we tasted It to know Its
flavor; not using narcotics, or spirits.
We 1(1(11111 It Had iuc navui ui uiucai,
drv I’rouinl. Hence we stacked the en
tire season's crop and let it Bwoat. We
feared spontaneous combustion, but the
wind changed daily, und cooled the
stack to the windward, and thus pre
vented spontaneous combustion.
Stacks, one rod wide at the base, two
rods long, ton feet high, setting stover
at an angle of forty-five degrees, like
a roof, built at one-half pitch. It saved
dry, sweet and clean. Hast season we
fed no husked corn in the ear, with very
little hay, thus reducing cost, buying no
par corn. The average steer's •"•Igbt
was less titan In other years. The pro
fit equal, or nearly so. because no ear
corn was bought. They were fully ma
ture, fine, fat and fleshy.
Richard Baker, Jr.
High-Headed Orchards.- Kvery year
a great deal of fruit Is lost by heavy
winds blowing it from the trees. This is
before It has attained full slse. This la
partly due to the fact that trees are
generally headed too high, a relic of
times when the high-branched tree waa
cut ttp until a team could walk under It
to plow and cultivate, if the orchard la
headed low there will he little growth
under Ha branch, which when loaded
with fruit will frequently be bent down
until they touch the earth The fruit
on low trees Is easily gathered front the
ground or with a short step ladder. If
there were no other reasou tor low
heads In trees this of ease In gsihering
the fruit would be sufficient to rashe It
alwnye advisable No hlad of sloch
should be showed In orchards etcepi
pigs, t’altle and horse* will est both
leave*, fruit sad branches as high a*
they can reach, and to get the fruit out
! uf the way of being eaten by nw k
•erms to be the reason fur lbs high
! pruning and heading of many uld or
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Uoldan Te«l: Helm'd I Bring Ton Hue*
Tiding* nf Ureal Joy — Lake. fiM#—
The Need of a Redeemer for Man*
The moral Male of
the world waa tbaa
and I* now a proof of
the need of a H.vlour
from eln. The moral
condition of the Ho
man Kmplrt, amid
the glory of IU ml II
I a r y achievement*
that mad* Home the
mlatreaa of the world;
In tha height of It* In
tellectual aupreroacy,
producing workn
which hav* aided thn
edinallon or tha world for eighteen cen
turlee, and are etlll a part of tho training of
every educeted peraon In Chrlatandom. un
der the power of a law which la atlll tha haaln
of rlvlllred li-gielailon, amid the triumph* of
wealth and lueury, la portrayed In the terri
ble Indictment of Itornane 1:21 22. which the
contemporary lltaratur* of tha day fully <;o»
lernporary liieratur* of the day fully eoav
Urine, ae do the atartllng revelation* front tha
ruin* of I’ompoll.
, IV. Jeeua Cam* at tha Heat Tim# Thar*
I ha* bean no other inn* In tha Malory of the
| world an perfactly adapted for the beginning
»f the Kingdom and tha apreadlng of tbn
new* of aalvatlon throughout the aarth an
that In which In Chrlat waa born. Ill It waa
after the Jew* had received all that they
would about Ood'a kingdom, but bafore tha
breaking up and acatterlng of the nation by
tb# fall of their capital and tha temple. <J|
There were many land*, but nearly all the
world waa aubject to the on* government at
Home, no that the preacher* of the goepel
could travel In aafely, and be protected IN
| thdr work. Homan roada mad* for ihetr
legion* were a highway for tha goepel, and
| the Roman told lent ware a guard for IU
preacher*. !2i The world waa at peace, for
I almoat the only time, ao that tha goepel oould
have Iren rourae. Ml The tlreek language.
I 1 he moat perfect medium of human apeecb,
i waa *pokcn everywhere with lha native Ian
guagea, an Dial the goepel could ha heard and
| read by all. The con'pieeta of Aleaandar,
which dllfuaad the Oreek language, lha Oreek
> civilization, and Oreek learning throughout
the Kaat, were a marvelloua providential
preparation for (lie goapel.
V. Jeaua Came In the lleat Way.- Va. k20.
Place. Ife waa horn at Hethlehem. the city
| of Itavld, hla royal ancealor. Time, lie waa
horn about llerember, II. C. 6, Hla Father
| waa Ood. Hla mother waa Mary, a deacend
anl of Havld. Hla birth waa at an Inn, and he
waa laid In a manger. Hla olrcuiiiatanoaa wara
| of humhle life and honeat toll, that ho might
he the friend of all men, but eapeclally of the
| poor and auffarlug.
j K. And there were In the ammo country
| ahepherda abiding In the held, keeping watch
i over their flock by nlglit.
(. And, lo, the angel of the laird came
upon them, and the glory of tho Lord ahone
round about them, and thay wore eoro afraid.
10. And lha angel aald unto them, Fear
I not: for, bohold, 1 bring you good tldlnge of
, great Joy, which ahall be to all people.
11. For unto you la horn thla day In the city
| of Havld a Mavlour, which la Cbrtat the Laird.
12. And thla ahall he a »lgn unto you: Ye
| ahall And tha babe wrapped In awaddllng
clothea, lying In a manger.
12. And euddenly there wae with the angal
a multitude of the heavenly boat pralalng Ood
and aavlng.
It. Olory to i In the hlghaat, and aw
earth peace, goi will toward men.
If. And II came to paaa, aa lha gngala ware
i gone away from them into heaven, the
, ahepherda aald one to another. Hat u* now go
! even unto Hatlilehem, and aea thla thlug
1 which la coma In paaa, which tha Lord bath
mada known unto ua.
If. And they came with haate, and found
1 Mary and Joaeph, and the babe lying In k
i manger.
17. And when they had aeen It, thay made
! known abroad the laying which wgg told tbam
concerning thla child.
i IK. And all they that heard It wondarad at
tliuae thlnga which wera told them by the
I ahepherda.
l». Hut Mary kept all theae thlnga, and
1 pondered them In her heart.
I 20. And the ahepherda returned, glorifying
arid pralalng Ood for all the thlnga that they
had heard and aeen, aa It wae told unto them.
Pralelng Ood for the Olft Of Hie Hon. 10.
Tho ohepherds returned. To their duty aa
ahepherda, hut with a new Ufa and bleed
ing In their dally work. Feeding aheap
could never again be commonplace toll to
i them. After our holleet communion with
Ood. our vlewa from tho Plagaba of Ufa, our
Inalght Into the word and heaven on tba
mounta of tranaflguratlon we muet return
to our dally dutlea, but with a new Ufa In
them, a new bleaalng on them. Glorifying
ezpreaaea tho feeling of the greatneee of tha
work. Pralalng refera to tha goodneee dle
played In It. _
Human** of a Watch.
A Westboro man baa a watch which
has quite a romance attached to It. It
belonged to Capt. Daniel Chamberland
of that town, who carried It to the
Sandwich Islands In 1819, he being a
member of the pioneer missionary
band. While lying in the harbor at
Honolulu, Mr. Chamberland accidently
dropped the timepiece overboard Into
' the deep but clear water. It could be
seen upon the bottom, and the natives,
w ho were expert divers and swimmers,
1 were called upon to aid In Its recovery.
After repeated efforts one Kanaka got
It. but he had been so long under water
that blood gushed from his ears and
nose when he came up. and he died the
next day. Mr. Chamberland, who kept
a journal, made a long note of the af
fair. iherein remarking: "It la u> bo
regretted that this poor soul should
have been snatched away just as tho
gospel was about to be preached U»
him" ___
Sul ■ Mere I l#»b.
Wealthy Darent What' Kugsged
yourself lo young Tapeoter? Outrage
The Idea of a \ uu Juucberry mar
rying a mere store clerk!
Daughter Itul he Isn't a slurs clerk
now |u>ps lie I* n gentleman of
"Yes. he's been discharged,'*
The Japanese method *1 lacquer tag to
•aid to ho ot least l.wwf year* aid floeaa
made ten centuries ago •»* Mill ex
The author>D«* koto prohibited tbo
use at baric ac id as a meal preset estiva
Si is said to be used largely by but, aero
sad boh dealers
A yeal old bah) tevently died flags
nicotine pu*euoiog It bad a pips bf
play with tor a short time and must
bate pul II I* lie HMHith