The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, July 03, 1896, Image 4

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Farlblog. and Oaa of fb»» SSoll Wot
p-oll aa fbo Ureaatf WUb.Bl tow
Falb.r"—Bat IOiSS.
YOU see the Bible
will not be limited
in the choice of
symbols. There Is
hardly a beast,
or bird, or In
sect, which has not
been called to Il
lustrate some Di
vine truth — the
os's patience, the
ant’s Industry, the
spider’s skill, the hind's surefooted
ness, the eagle’s speed, the dove’s gen
tleness, and even the sparrow’s mean
ness and Insignificance. In Oriental
countries nose but the poorest people
buy the sparrow and eat It—so very
little meat Is there on the bones, and so
very poor Is It, what there Is of It
The comfortable population would not
think of touching It any more than
you would think of eating a bat or a
lamprey. Now, says Jesus, If Ood
takes such good care of a poor bird that
Is not worth a cent, will be not care for
you, an Immortal?
We associate Ood with revolutions.
We can see a Divine purpose In the
discovery of America, In the Inven
tion of the art of printing, In the ex
posure of the Gunpowder Plot, In the
contrivance of the needle-gun. In the
ruin of an Austrian or Napoleonic
despotism; but bow bard It Is to see
God In the minute personal affairs of
our lives! We think of God as making
a a -a _ _a_La.l L..t «#,annt
V rctui u vi luv -
realise tbe Bible truth that be knows
bow many hairs are on our head. It
seems a grand thing that God provided
for hundreds of thousands of Israelites
in tbe desert; but we cannot appre
ciate tbe truth that, when a sparrow
Is hungry, God stoops down and opens
Its mouth and puts tbe seed In. We
are struck with tbe Idea that God Dlls
tbs universe with his presence, but can
not understand bow be encamps In tbe
crystal palace of a dewdrop, or finds
room to stand between tbe alabaster
pillars of tbe pond Illy. We can see
God In tbe clouds. Can we see God In
these flowers at our feet?
We are apt to place God on some
great stage—or to try to do It—ex
pecting him there to act out bis stu
pendous projects, but we forget that
the life of a Cromwell, an Alexander,
or a Washington, or an archangel, Is
not more under Divine Inspection than
your life or mine. Pompey thought
there must be a mist over the eyes of
God because be so much favored
Caesar. But there Is no such mist. Hs
sees everything. We say God's path Is
In tbs great waters. True enough; but
no more certainly than he Is In the
water In the glass on the table. We
say God guides the stars In their
coursea Magnificent truth! but no
more certain truth than that he de
cides which road or street you shall
take in coming to church. Understand
that God does not sit upon an Indiffer
ent or unsympathetic throne, but that
be sits down beside you to-day, and
stands beside me to-day, and no affair
of our lives is so Insignificant but that
It Is of Importance to God.
In tbe first place, God chooses our
occupation for us. I am amazed to
see how many people there are dissatis
fied with the work they have to do. I
think three-fourths wish they were in
some other occupation, and they spend
a great deal of time in regretting that
they got in the wrong trade or prof*s
eion. I want to tell you that God put
iuio upi rauuu an iuc Miiiunuri: wuuu
led you to that particular choice. Many
of you are not in tbe business that you
expected to be In. You started for the
ministry and learned merchandise; you
started for the law and you are a phy
sician; you preferred agriculture and
you became a mechanic. You thought
one way; Ood thought another.
Hugh Miller says, "I will be a stone
mason," Ood says. "You will be a
geologist." David goes out to attend
bis father’s sheep; Ood calls him to
govern a nation Haul goes out to hunt
bis father a asses, and before he gets
hath finds the crown of regal domin
ion How much happier would we be
If we were content with the ptacee
Ood gave ue' Ood saw your tempera
ment aud all the circumstance* by
wbnh you were surrouuded. and I be
lieve nine-tenths of you are In the
work you are best fitted for I hear a
great racket la my watch, and 1 find
that the bane's and the wheels sad the
springs are getting out of thetr place*
1 seat It down to tbe Jeweler • and say.
"Overhaul the! watch end track the
wheel* and the spring and the hands
In mind thetr own business," You
know n man having a large estate It*
gathers hie wwrhtag hands la the
morning, and save le one, You go and
trim that vine ' to niiotbn You g«
and weed those Newer* te another,
"Yew plough that tough glebe sa-i
each one gees te bin particular work
The owner ef the estate petal* thr
man la what lie has** he ran 4a hast,
and aw It lg with (he Lard
I remark further that 0*4 has ar
ranged th* place el eur dwelling What
pirtteslw city w Iowa, street a* hows*
paw shall ties Iw seeme ta he a men
matter a< accident You go out la bunt
Km a hawaa and you happen '« P»«
Up a eerie!a street, and happen to •**
• Sign, and you select that hauaa h a<
M ail happening ee» oh as* He*
guided yaw la evarp step Me forwean
lbs futurw He knew all year rlrvutm
gtaweea. and he e*tasted jest that ant
|-aa better fw paw thaa nay sf thr
to* Mtowaaad habitation* la the «ttv
•vf In war, hawerer humble the ml
and however lowly the portal*, la aa
near Ood’a heart aa an Alhambra #r a
Kremlin. Prove It, you eay. Proverb*
I. M. "He bleoeeth the habitation af
the Just."
I remark further that Ood arrange*
all our frlendahlp*. You were driven
to the wall. You found a man Juat at
that crisis who sympathized with you
and helped you. You say, “How lueky
1 was!" There was no luch about It.
Ood sent that friend Just as certainly
as he sent the angel to strengthen
Christ. Your domestic friends, your
business friends, your Christian
friends. Ood sent them to bless you,
and If any of them bars proved trait
orous, It Is only Is bring out the value
of those who remain. If some die, It Is
only that they may stand at the out
posts of heaven to greet you at your
• e #
I remark again, that Ood puts down
the limit to our temporal prosperity.
The world of finance seems to have
no Ood In It. You cannot tell where n
man will land. The affluent fall; the
poor rise. The Ingenious fall; the Ig
norant succeed. An enterprise opening
grandly, shuts In bankruptcy, while
out of the peat dug up from some New
England marsh the millionaire builds
his fortune. The poor man thinks It
Is chance that keeps him down; the
rich man thinks It Ic chance which
hoists him; and they are both wrong.
It Is so bard to realize that Ood rules
the money market, and has a hook In
the nos* of the stock-gambler, and that
all the commercial revolutions of the
world shall result In the very beet for
Ood's dear children.
My brethren, do not kick against the
Divine allotments. Ood knows just
how much money It Is best for you to
lose. You never gain unless it Is best
for you to gain. You go up when It Is
best for you to go up, and go down
wnen u u»i iur /uu w uww«».
Prove It, you say. I will, Horn. 8:
28, "All things work together for good
to them that love God." You go Into
a factory, and you aee twenty or thirty
wheela, and they ara going in different
direction*. Tbla band la rolling off
tbla way, and another hand another
way; one down and another up. You
■ay, "What confusion In a factory!"
Ob, no, all tbeae different band* are
only different part* of the machinery.
So I go Into your life and aee strange
things. Here la one providence pull
ing you in one way and another In an
other way. But these are differ
ent part* of one machinery by which
he will advance your everlasting and
present well-being.
Now you know that a second mort
gage, and a third and fourth mortgage,
are often worth nothing. It la the
first mortgage that Is a good invest
ment. I have to tell you that every
Christian man has a Drat mortgage
on every trial, and on every disaster,
and It must make a payment of eternal
advantage to bia soul. How many
worrlmenta It would take out of your
heart, If you believed that fully. You
buy goods and hope the price will go
up, but you are in a fret and a frown
for fear the price will go down. You
do not buy the goods using your beat
discretion In the matter, and then say,
"O, I.<ord, I have done the best I could;
I commit this whole transaction Into
Thy hands!” That Is what religion is
good for or It Is good for nothing.
• • «
A man of large business concludes to
go out of his store, leaving much of
his Investments In the business, and
he says to his sons, “Now, 1 am going
to leave this business in your hands.
Perhaps I may come back in a little
while, and perhaps not. While I am
gone you will please to look after af
fairs.” After awhile the father coraf-J
back and finds everything at loose
ends, and the whole business seems to
be going wrong. He says, "I am go
ing to take possession of this business
—you know I never fully surrendered
It; and henceforth consider yourselves
subordinates." Is he not right in do
ing It? He saves the business. The
Lord seems to let us go on in llf'V,
guided by our own skill, and we make
miserable work of It. (led tomes down
to our shop, or our store, and says,
"Things sre going wrong I am go
ing to take charge I am Master, and
I know what Is best and I proclaim my
authority.” We are merely subordi
nates. It Is like a boy at school with
a long sum that he cannot do He na*
leen working at It tor hours, making
fgures here and rubbing out flgutea
there, and It Is all mised up. and the
teacher, looking over the hoy'a shoul
der, knows that he cannot get out of ‘t,
and cleaning the state save. "Hrgtn
again." Just so Uod tuya to us. Our
sffulro gel Into an inrilrUable entan
glement. and he ruta everything out
and eaya, "Hrgtn again'" Is he not
1 wise aud loving la so doing*
I think the trouble Is. that there la
, eo large a difference between the IN
vine and the h union eeOmat* as to
what la enough I have heard at peo
ple striving for that which le enough,
but I never heard of anyone who had
enough What tied calls enough for
•an. m«b rails too little. What ata
• alls enough Uod eayt la too much
The dttfvreare he: Ween a poof u.*4
and a rich man le only the dthetv . e
la haaha The rt>h man puts hte
money la the tt aahltgton ' sah or the
‘•Bilal hauh or the Metropav tan t anh
at some other hanh of that character
• h'le Ihe poor man • u«m up and
■aabce hie lav cetaceaU la the hanh of
; him aha rune all the uwerrtee all the
> | mine# all Ihe hold all the earth ell
I heaven Ihe you ihiah a man can toll
whoa ho to bachog «p hhv that'
You mat have aeon a map on which
I# dee*11bed with rod lah. Ihe Unvote
«f the children g two*I thewoga
i desert of tho promised land You too
how they took this and that due. tion
cron sod tho rlvoe and went through the
eon l*« you haoa Uod bno madg a
map of your llfa with patha leading
up to thla bittern*** and that aucceee.
through thla river and acroaa that aea?
but, bleaaed be Ood, that path alway*
cornea out at the Promlaed Land.
Mark that! Mark that!
I remark, again, that all tboae
thlnga that aeem to be but accident*
in our Ufe are under the Divine auper
vlalon. We aometlme* aeem to be go
ing belmleaa and ancborleaa. You any.
“It I had aome other trade; It I bad not
gone there thla aummer; if I had lived
In aome other houae." You have no
right to aay that. Every tear you
wept, every atop you have taken, every
burden you have carried la under Di
vine Inapection, and that even which
atartled your whole houaebold with
horror Ood met with perfect placidity,
becauae be knew It waa for your good.
It waa part of a great plan projected
long ago, In eternity. When you come
to reckon up your merclea, you will
point to that affliction aa on* of your
greateat bleaalng*.
Ood haa a atrange way with ua.
Joaepb found hla way to the prlmo
mlnlater'a chair by being puahed Into
a pit; and to many a Cbrlatlan down
la up. The wheat muat be flailed;
tbe quarry muat b* bleated; the dia
mond muat be ground; tbe Cbrlatlan
muat be afflicted; and that alngle
event which “you auppoaed atood en
tirely alone, waa a connecting link 1
between two great chain*, one chain
reaching through all eternity pact and
the other chain reaching through all
eternity future—ao amall an event fan- 1
tenlng two eternitlea together.
There la a man who aaya, "That '
doctrine cannot be true, becauae thlnga ‘
do go ao very wrong.’’ I reply It la no f
Inconalatency on tbe part of Ood, but
a lack of underatandlng on our part. {
I hear that men are making very fine f
abawla In aome factory. I go in on
the flrat floor, and aee only the raw ,
material*, and I aak, "Are three the
ahawla I have heard about?” "No,” i
nays the manufacturer, "go up to the ,
next floor;” and I go up, and there I
begin to see the design. But the man i
says. "Do not stop here; go up to the «
top floor of the factory, and you will I
see the Idea *>lly carried out.” I do
so, and, having come to the top, see I
the complete pattern of an exquisite <
shawl. So In our. life, standing down
on a low level of Christian experience
we do not understand God's dealings.
He tells us to go up higher and higher,
until we begin to understand the Di
vine meaning with respect to us, and
we advance until we stand at the very
gate of heaven, and there see God’s
idea all wrought out—a perfect Idea of
mercy, of love, of kindness. And we
say, "Just and true are all Thy wax*"
It Is all right at the top. Remember
there Is no Inconsistency on the part of
God. but It is only our mental and
spiritual Incapacity.
Some of you may be disappointed
this summer—vacations are apt to be
disappointments—but whatever your
perplexities and worrlments, know
that "Man’s heart devlsetb his way,
but the l-ord dlrectetb bis steps.” Ask
these aged men In this church If it Is
not so. It has been so In my own life.
One summer I started for the Adlron
dacks, but my plans were so changed
that I landed In Liverpool. I studied
law and I got Into the ministry. I
resolved to go as a missionary to
China, and I stayed In the United
States. I thought I would like to be In
the east, and I went to the west; all
the circumstances of life, all my work,
different from that which I expected.
"A man’s heart deviseth bis way, but
the Ix>rd directeth his steps.”
So, my dear friends, this day take
home thin subject. tie content wun
such things as you have. From every
grans-blade under your feet learn the
lesson of Divine care, and never let the
smallest bird flit ncroaa your path
without thinking of the truth, that
two sparrows are sold for a farthing,
and one of them shall not fall on the
ground without your Father. Blessed
be His glorious name forever. Amen.
James Whitcomb Klley has sold his
horse and bought a bicycle.
William E Gladstone recently said, i
with a smile, that he would he out of I
the fashion entirely If be did not b arn |
to ride a bicycle.
Jean de ftesske. the great tenor, la ,
credited by his press agent with this: j
"As cycling Is the poetry of motion, so j
Is singing the cycle of music.”
Trenton Is the only plnrj that can
boast of n hlohop as a bicyclist Bishop
J sines A McFaul of the Trenton dio
cese Is the only one of that ecclestan-1
tics! dignity that has attempted to
I tame n bicycle,
Hudysed Kipling, once n pronounced
i snttryeiist but no* an *ntbuei«stle;
• heslntsn has written a dial*, l p»etn
I MlHM 'Host Hr« Itnuno Bacasne1
('resident on the lit'yds Ticket"
i Kudysrd e eon sera.on seem* thus to be
I kssuted.
Fm I* Adrian t* Ai-s,n who kae seen
the whirligig of Hum* sand s gensrw-I
! ties or two of haseiall flayers to ithllv- !
' ton, while h« still swings the ns hew,
i club is nwslduuueti paying cuurt lo ihs
| bicycle these data "The *t*<'rie cars,
j way he go. *4 thuiigh," sal t he recently,
j "hut a hen I aw in n hurry III use e*r ,
I wheel That will give w» the added!
advantage of so gsueh wots fir care*
twry eseft ise end make n« wore sup1
pie for practice wHh the hoy a '•
Neat weiespieof wale ee which le
eet fosii vesee are wads eith pihh
Renew strips helled oh the d>*.» , as
leg wilt prevent wear a eerrt ar*ch
, tag alaw er they will de na * seine
luma t|i-In-Out« Hint* About Cultiva
tion of tha Soil and Yields Thereof—
Horticulture, Viticulture and florl*
ULLETIN 156 of the
Kamai Experi
ment Station aaya:
An experiment de
signed to teat the
value of the theory
often advanced
that the proper
way to treat the
corn crop la to give
It frequent and
shallow culture has
bepn tried here. It
has now been tested here for several
rears, and while these testa have not
istabllshed Just how often corn must
tie cultivated, they prove beyond a
loubt that It la possible to cultivate it
oo much. The drawback to the experl
ncnt Is that frequent cultivation, as for
nstance twice or three times a week,
icceiudtatea the atlrrlng of the soil at
Imea when It Is not in proper condition
0 be stirred. In the present case, when
'alns fell at such times that the ground
would be too wet to cultivate on the
isslgned dates, the cultivation was
lostponed or omitted altogether. There
vere last year thirty plats devoted to
he experiment. Each plat was a long
turrow strip only four rows wide, and
1 guard row separated adjoining plats,
10 that the treatment of one plant could
lot affect its neighbor. The lows were
1.6 feet apart and the stalks sixteen
nehes apart In the row. In 1892, the
data cultivated once In two weeks gave
■xactly the same average a* the plats
■nltlvated twice a week. In 1893, the
flats cultivated once a week gave the
test yield, and there was a decrease by
[lvlng either more or less cultivation.
I'he average for three years gives the
)est yield to plats cultivated once a
veek. We have averages for four years
or cultivations of twice a week, once a
veek, and once in two weeks, the yields
rom the two latter treatments being
he best and almost alike.
Wide Tires for Wagon*.
The Introduction of broad tires upon
ill farm wagons and carts adapted for
leavy draft purposes alone would do
nuch to Improve roads, since half the
rouble seems to arise from heavy loads
artlng over country roads at seasons
>f the year when the ground Is soft. At
ruxedo, where all draft wagons are
irohlblted an entry unless furnished
vlth broad-tired wheels, the tremend
ius advantage over the ordinary tires
las been plainly proved, for there, even
vhen the roads are softest and at their
vorst, they never cut up through the
•onstant carting of heavy loads of
irlck, stone or lumber over them; for
he tires, by being so broad that they
an not cut In and hence track in the
iame place, act somewhat like rollers
n keeping the roads hard and smooth,
lo much might be accomplish In
his way If every one living In the
ountry. when buying a farm wagon or
•art would not only make a point of
jetting one with broad tires, but would
it the same time exert his Influence to
:hat effect with his friends and neigh
bors. For could the merit of these tires
is road-improvers once become known
throughout the country, public spirit
ilone would cause their use to become
general and much of the present trou
ble arising from the deep, rutty condi
tion of the roads would cease as if by
magic.—Gen. Roy Stone.
Forcing Plants by Klectrlelty.
The professor* in the department of
horticulture at Cornell have just con
cluded important experiments In de
veloping plants by electric light. Prof.
Bailey raid:
“We are highly gratified with the
result. We have proved that by using
electric light during the day time w«
cun produce lilies fully two weeks be
fore those that ure grown under natural
conditions. The effect is fully a*
marked In the case of lettuce, hut we
found that electricity Is a positive det
riment to peaa.
•We will continue our Investigation
nil different plant*, and wt>' ascertain
Ibc effects on vegetation of the Rocnt
g> u ray*. We shall also experiment
on plants by electrifying the atmos
phere In which the plants are grown.’
—K*. _
ImhIMm .ed »*««lelJ.s
The season for spraying our or
t-hard* and vineyard* la at hand, snv
it should hs attended to at once.
It la estimated that the apple cru|
alone In Indiana. In an ordinary seasui
amounts to approximately H.uoo.ow
bushels, and It I* also estimated lha
at least two third* of Ike#* would l‘<
claused a* “second*' In the market
owing to Ike defert* caused by luaevit
and tuagt Tbl* mean* a direc t loea u
the farmer* of tb* state from ihi
one cause, of at leaat |.M»,bi» annually
Thle tame may be said of nil e»h*
kind# of fruit to « greater or l*aa eg
tent, eo tbat n set of spraying ma
• bluer? baa coma to bo just aa csa*u
Mat to aucceaaful trull culture aa tb'
lltH themselv«a, for tl boa been tb»»r
uugbly dcmonsitated that from an to b
per eont of lb* fruit crop »an be aavtt
is perfect v on UI Mon by is tntelltgen
u*o of tbe spray pump; and at a ena
of not more than W to to *»ui* per tree
In tbe appM-alien Of tnaaetlv td»* »
•bould be remembered tbol there at1
too tlaaaea of Um»ti wMb wblcb *
gave I# deal, one takca ll» tod k* sat
tng tbe foliate, fruit, etc, while tb
••tend ctnea es**b# tta nowrpthwwu
Mem tbo Interior of tbo et«m, l»W*l
j or fruit. Tbe Toni vnlerpittei, PaOfce
worm and Put rani worm are famtMo
• sample* of the • rot-clam, and tk
plant Uce suuasb kug. etc . reprsaea
tbe amend clean Accordingly Insscll
cldes nosy be divided Into two classes
vis: (1) those which must be taken
Into the system before becoming active,
and which contain more or less
arsenic, such as Paris green, London
purple and White arsenic, and which
should be used at the rate of one pound
to 200 gallons of water; (2) those which
kill by contact; such as kerorene emul
sion, pyrethum, bl-aulpblde of carbon,
etc. The only precaution necessary
here Is In the use of bl-sulphlde of car
bon, which Is very explosive when
brought near the fire. It Is used In
the destruction of all kinds of grain In
sects In bins. To these may be added a
third class called repellents— those
which by their offensive odors prevent
egg laying—such as carbolic acid, soft
soap, etc., which are applied to the
bodies of trees as a prevention against
the attacks of borers. The numerous
fungous diseases, such as the black rot
of grapes, apple scab, plum rot, etc.,
require a different class of remedies.
The one In most general use Is the Bor
deaux mixture, which is mude by dis
solving six pounds of sulphate of cop
per and four pounds of quick lime and
adding these to 46 or 60 gallons of
wafer. The first application should
be made before any sign of the disease
has manifested Itself, repeating at In
tervals of ten or fifteen days. After the
fruit has set a combination of Purls
green and Bordeaux mixture will be
found to serve a double purpose In
destroying both Insects and fungi.—
James Troop, Horticulturist Indiana
Experiment Htailon.
Hull for Slrswbarrlss.
In choosing a place for a strawberry
bed, much depends upon the Intentions
of the grower. The early and late ber
ries bring the best prices. Now If It Is
desired to have an early crop, we
should choose a warm sandy soli and a
southern expose. On the other band,
If we want late berries wc must choose
a cooler, heavier soil and a northern
slope. In general, we may say that a
soil which will grow flne corn and po
tatoes will produce good strawberries.
The best soil, perhaps, is a deep,
uteciniv uun/lv Inom fan# nn nnr> UInti nf
sol) is equally well adapted to every
variety. The soil must be moist but
not too wet, and well drained. It must
also be naturally rich or well fertilized.
Old sod Is not to be recommended on
account of the presence of white grubs
which attack the roots of the straw
berry. Thorough preparation of the
soil Is the foundation of success. The
strawberry Is not particular as to the
kind of manure applied, provided it is
in sufflclenty quantity. Well rotted
stable manure is scarcely to be ex
celled. A compact of muck and manure
is one of the best fertilizers for light
soils, ashes are also valuable, especially
on sand soils. Concentrated fertilizers
are sometimes used with good results,
but care must be taken in applying
then^ not to injure the plants. Plow
deep. It is well to plow in the fall and
replow in the spring, so as to get the
manure will mixed with the soil. Sub
soiling is recommended but is not ne
cessary. One acre well prepared and
cultivated will produce mre fruit than
three or four poorly prepared. A. M.
Ten Eyck.
Hloftt on Clovrr.
G. W. Waters, writing in Journal of
Agriculture, says: As the clover is
good this year we may expect a lot of
bloat in cattle pastured upon it. Ke
member that it is dangerous to pas
ture green, sappy clover when It Is wet.
It is fairly safe to turn in when it is
dry, ecpeclally if it is dry weather and
the clover is n little wilted. If cattle
are fed some dry feed—a few ears of
corn, some hay or straw—every morn
ing while running on clover, the dan
ger is not so great. There are some
remedies that if taken in time will
cure. The simplest and best Is to catch
the animal, force its mouth wide open
anil keep It forced open. This may he
done by using round billet of wood, say
three Inches In diameter, tied at each
end and used in the mouth the same as
a bridle bit In a horse's mouth. The
animal will work the Jaws and tongue
and soon begin to belch, then the (lun
ger Is over, We have used lu connec
tion with the stick of wood a drench
of soda, hut this Ih nut necessary. Ben
ten (iabbert, of Dearborn, says he has
seen hundreds cured by the stick of
wood in the mouth, and never knew it
to fall. So It Isn't necessary to use the
trochar and cannula.
Cost of Wheat In England - An ex
haustive discussion has been going on
(or some time through the columns of
the fable laird Wlm hllse* s paper, ns
to whether or not wheat can be raised
In England with profit at 40 shillings
sterling per quarter, or about It 20 per
bushel The statenuuts of cost p«r
acre vary widely, as they do lu this
country, utaluly owing to differentes in
i estimates of IneUleutal expenses, wear
j and Interest ou machinery and cost of
| ' manure. Kent and taxes are Included
| in nil Taking four quarter* or thirty
I two bushels as the yield per acre these
| j Mate toe tits gl«e the coal of production
| j at (rum about |2.1 to 1JS per sere. t>i
(ram about W cent* to |t to per bushel.
J a. Kx.
Hotbeds The use ol hutbede by farm
ers la on the lacrosse, especially where
j summer bmtrder* at* kept, and where
* j light salesi *re made at near-by tillage
s'urso. The frames used are simple
* slat re. usually • assisting of * «h*«i
> board on* foot btgb at tha treat and
> eighteen inch** at the tear, git mg the
> sash g days towards 'he rays of Iks
sun and at an angle that wilt §tv* tees
i uf tellee'tiog to them than a hat surface
, j luatmoa *a»h are used gcustsitr u* th«
, farm Hem tens eld building that has
uxdsrgene repairs Kx
fracking Hmh fanes When as*
1 ,as** ol ill* reepbesrle* and klatbber
1 rise are II »r l» in«he* high. pinch ell
1 ibe t»p about three inches This will
t .suss sid* kremb*s to grew, making
t well termed hush**, and greatly |*
t crease the bearing surface ef the ithis
»| * M. A. f hater
Uolden Text' '"The Lord Relgneth; Lot
the Earth Kojolro; Lot Ihe Moltltode
of lelee lie Ulad Thereof"—I’aalina
»7|— I.
7 T has been ala tnontha
since we left our atudlea
about David, and aa we
lake up hla history It will
he wiae for ua to review
||i hla llfa up to the time of
Jm\mir leaaon today. In or
der that we may aee
clearly the prlnelplea by
which he waa prepared
for hla life work, and the
Htepa by which he gained
It The amaller king
dom waa conducted a<>
wisely and with such cx
• . eellrnt auccesa that Ihla
•even and a half yrara' raprrlenee prepared
David for Ihr wider kingdom and opened
the way to Ita attainment. The divine
and Ihr human element* In Ihe experience
and success of David may well be rtudled,
and attention lulled to the Interweaving of
the two In his life as they are Interwoven
!n all llvea. The practical lessons sa ap
plied to our own llvea will naturally flow from
the study If rightly pursued. The section
Includes a review ot the life of David from
his childhood to the dcalli of Saul and the
story of his seven years’ reign at llebron.
The text of Ihe lesson for today Includes
2 Samuel 2: l-ll.
1. "After thle," the events above de
scribed, and those connected with the report
to David. "Inquired of the Lord," prob
ably 'Through the high priest Ahlathar.
David desired divine direction how to act
In this crisis.”—Cambridge Ulblt, lisreln
David was both wise and religious. He
would not take one step that was not right.
The kingdom was from (Sod, and (Sod would
guide him Into the beat way of reaching It.
"Whither shall I go up?" The northern
part of the kingdom was held by the l*hll
istlne Invaders, and David was In no posi
tion lo drive them out. A large part of the ^
population fled aerosa the Jordan. Saul left
one aon, the heir to the throne according to
custom In other nations, and Ihe great gen
eral and politician Abner, Saul'a cousin and
Ihe rival of David's chief man and cousin,
Josh, adhered lo the cause of Saul. David's
conduct In Joining Ihe I'hlllstines needed ex
I'tauauiMi ueiuic* um i uuiu iiiim iiiiu. */ii ii»«)
other hand, Juduh was his own tribe, and
bad reaped the Invading forces. "And he
said, Unto Hebron," one of the most ancient
cities of the world. “The central position
of Hebron in the tribe of Juduh, Its moun
tainous and defensible situation, its import
ance as a priestly settlement and an ancient
royal city, the patriarchal associations con
nected with It, combined to render It the
most suitable capital for the new kingdom.
2. And his two wives," because he was
Intending to settle down. “Nabui's wife,"
his widow.
3. “And his men." The six hundred of
his chosen band (see above.) "Every man
with his household." Henceforth there was
to be no roaming in exile, but each one was
to settle down to the duties of peace. David
waM planning for peace, not war, awaiting
patiently the time when the larger kingdom
should come to him.
4. “And the men of Judah • • • an
ointed David king." David had already been
anointed privately by Samuel. But this was
his public, formal Inauguration by the peo
ple. The kingdom came to him, not only by
divine appointment, but by choice of the
people themselves (v. 7; 1 Chron. 11: 1-3).
The two coincided. Vs. 4 11. Seven and one
half years, B. C. 1066-1048. David took sev
eral wise measures: lie hud already, before
coming to Hebron, sent presents from the
spoils he recovered from the Amalekites
near Ziklag, to the local chtofs of the various
districts of Judea (1 Sam. 30: 26-31). He .
sent messengers to “the men of Jabesh- ^
gllead • • • that burled Saul." The
J'hillstlnes, In glorying over the death of
Saul, had put his armor In an idol temple
and hung his body and those of his three
ions upon the wall of the city of Bethshen,
four miles from the Jordan, thut all who
passed by might exult in his defeat. But
the men of Jabesh-giiead. u town east of the
( Jordan, whom Saul had once helped when in
great straits (1 Sam. 11: 1-11). most valiant
ly entered the lines of the victorious enemy,
took down the bodies, and buried them, so
that they could sufTer no further Indignity.
6. I also will requite (manifest to) you
this kindness," Saul was an enemy to
David, but David was not an enemy to Saul.
David assures these men that they need have
no fear of harm from him on account of
what they have done, but, rather, he es
teems them for it.
7. “The house of Judah have anointed me
king over them." This gave them an oppor
tunity to Join David, if they wished.
k. “Abner the son of Ser" was cousin to
sau: (l Sam. 14: SOI. "Captain of Saul's
host,” and a great general. For both rea
sons he would seek to retain the kingdom
to the house of Saul. He would thus retain
hi* position as < hief. which he could not do
if Havld were king since In his unity the
place of general was already Riled by Juab,
Davtd'a nephew. Ilia power would be almost
supreme If "Ish-bosheth, ' the eldest sur
vhlng s.i of Saul, became king, for he
" • a weak man. with no kingly spirit,
"brought hint over to Mahanalm.” a walled
city of Gilead, east of the Jordan, on the
Jabtok, near where Jacob wrestled with the
angel. Tills was In the country of the two
and a half tribes. The main part of the
kingdom of Saul was at this time In
Sion <f tlie I'hlllstlnee so that the kingdom
mu il not then tie .el up In I'slesilne proper.
*' ‘ And made him king ” gradually Ig.
tending his nominal rway over the Aihu- -
tltss ” members of the tribe of As lie i In ihe*f
ni rib wester n part of Galilee. Jeirrel" ’
I hr southern part K, hraliii In the meg,
lams south of Galilee and Ttenjautln.” s; ||
further South on the borders of Judah Alt
Israel” • ieh-bochelh'e dominti its were
gradually etienUed until ihe> included all
the country which aftcrwaide fonned ihe
hlngd m el Israel as distinguished from that
of Judah. " -Cambridge Inlet*
l'1- "Ish boshath • * * reigned two
bwh ‘ The duration nf lit boebeth s rtign
» pr. hshly fee heard from the nm* when
Abner *u. ceded in eelahtiahing hie auth ri
•» net all Israel. Fir* years and a hall
wire i.upted with the«tue*i u| ite
land It. HI lb* Fbllkatlaes and Hits* i* .
.years silk Iky last iwo of
l>at|d t lefcga ai Itstca
H. i»*y»n years and sis ttciklka.” All
j this lure* mare was a MM n>i) a»r he
IWS*W the kmggoitM shirk iaer««se4 *
] **“•» regained runt Mil arer auim,,* Israel
j This was wh li| datcoat.e ..a |ia,i4 , ,,
| who k was hath ugh) and Wlas lie 4u| asi
I l»p le ey.yyo his Sarihara brethren able la
j •*uld hay« atads ys<l, hsltaesa lha ■», ,
j d.» uit heel a ailed till they aets i«ad
I sedge »-J Hue. Hal. el hragih they aseearhled
Is grswl snsi at Uibnva on l*ni,d* noeikarn
j holds* and ha was .<.«•*. Had w aeaei
Mttr make. **» .fy |1t( i
Ah empty hind and « falibnj
• go wwll t-.gather
W. ,ai u*l| dWMt up*.* itml , fc,,_
; •*>** did are doing hi* wurk
tkc man wtt«t step. «* p*,
| H*kt» he* llwel aggigai klm
tk* HNS* we k*««. lha »aa(* Wa glya.
«ka* w* give *a a> should
I Tfc# l« puliii.a .** 4««kl*
am*i Ike kjywHr t* ipa tktirgk,