The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, September 18, 1896, Image 7

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gran tba Tartt “Asd Jada lp»k« Cato
Him Sarins. Mao Old SeUmaly
Cato Cs To Shall Mol So*
My Taro”—Ooa., «1:X
OTHING to eat I
Plenty of corn In
Egypt, but ghastly
famine In Canaan.
The cattle moan
ing In the stall.
Men, women aad
children awfully
white with hunger.
Not the falling of
. I one crop for one
summer, but the
falling of all the crops for seven years,
A nation dying for lack of that which
la so common on your table, and so lit
tle appreciated: the product of har
yest field and grist mill and oven: the
price of sweat and anxiety and strug
flo Bread! Jacob, the father, has
the last repert from the flour bln, and
he finds that everything Is out; and he
|gys to his sons, "Boys! book up the
wagons and start for Egypt and get us
•ometblng to eat.” The fact was, there
was a great corn crib In Egypt. The
people of Egypt have been largely tax
ed In all ages, at the present lime pay
lag between seventy and eighty per
gent of tbdr products to the govern
JDent. No wonder In that time they
j^'-had a large corn crib, and It was full.
£o that crib they came from the re
booh around abi it-- those who were
ivueu an ate j/uj'iijg lyr ink i;uru ill
ney; when the money was exhaust
paying for tbe corn in Mheep and
Is ami horses and camels; and
ben they were exhausted, then sell
% |D| their own bodies and their families
Into slavery.
The morning for starting out on the
crusade for bread has arrived. Jacob
gats his family up very early. But be*
tArs the elder sons start, they say
jjpomethlng that makes him tremble
With emotion from head to foot, and
IRfeurst Into tears. Tbe fact was that
Ibex*- elder norm had once before been
In Egypt to get corn, and they bad
!n treated somewhat roughly, the
I of the corn-crib supplying them
It corn, but saying at tbe close of
Interview, “Now, you need not
le back here for any more corn un
you bring something better than
ley even your younger brother
jemln." Ah! Benjamin—that very
to was suggestive of all tenderness,
i mother had died at the birth of
l son—* spirit coming and another
it going and the very thought of
ting with Benjamin must have
a a heart-break. The keeper of this
a-crib, nevertheless, says to these
ir sons, "There is no need of your
ilng up here any more for corn un
you can bring Benjamin, your
father's darling," Now Jacob and bis
family very much needed bread; but
. what a struggle it would be to give up
r this son. The Orientals are very de
monstrative in their grief, and I hear
tbe out wailing of the father as these
•Ider sons keep reiterating In his ears
the announcement of the Egyptian
lprd, “Ye shall not see my face unless
your brother be with you." "Why
did you teli him you had a brother?”
. says the old man, complaining and
|S. Chiding them. "Why, father," they
H Bald, "be asked us all about our fam
K lly, and we had no idea that he wotld
§ fnake any such demand upon us as he
I made." "No use of asking me,”
F said the father, "I cannot, 1 will not,
f give up Benjamin." The fact was that
| the old man had lost children, and
when there has been bereavement in
S. a household, and a child taken, It
makes tbe other children In the house
i bold more precious. So the day for
departure was adjourned and adjourned
and adjourned. Stiil the horrors of
the famine Increased, and louder rno»"
•d the cattle, and wider open caim-d
tbs earth, and more pallid became the
| cheeks, until Jacob, in despair, cried
out to his sons, "Take Benjamin and
be off." The elder sons tried to cheer
up their father. They said, "We have
k strong arms and a stout heart, and no
I barm will come to Benjamin. We'll
p see that he gets back again." Kare
' well!” said the young men to the fath
! jer, In a tone of assumed good cheer.
I “E-a-r-e-w-e-l-l !" said the old man;
IU^ luoi wuru hub hiwi f ipiairra iu h
when pronounced by tbe aged than by
| iba young.
Well, the bread party, the bread ein
tli baaay. drive* up In front of the corn
crib of Kgypt. Thoae corn-crib* am
I filled with w heat and barley and corn
I In the hu*k, for modern traveler* In
|tbo*e land*, both in Cauuau and In
[jSgypt t«ll ua there I* corn there cor
[go*ponding with our ludlan mala#.
Itliuca! the Journey la ended The
lord of tha corn-crib, who la aloe the
[Fume Minuter cornea down to lhe«e
‘‘peaty arrived traveler*, and aeya.
I»pln« with me to-day. Ilow la your
[father* I* ihi* ll*njamln. th* young
Or brother. »Hm* pr*eeure I demand
Eft" Tb* traveler* are Introduced
Etta the palace They are wurn and
: t*d»(t*d of lb* way, and cervauM
Ie lu with a haain of water in on*
d and a towel in th* other, and
>1 down before thee* newly arrived
eievt, waahtng »B tb* duel of the
. Tb* butcher* and poulurer* and
r*r» of the Trim* Minister prepare
(*pa*t The gu**u are **nt*4 In
II greup*. ino or three at a table,
food on a tray, nil the tuaurtoe
» imperial garden* and orchard#
•guar uw*a*d a>lail««*r* brought
n. and are tiling chhltce and plat
New la ihe lime fur the Trim#
later. If he haa a grudge agelnel
Jini* to vh«e It Will he hlU
, now that he haa him in hi*
la* a. n«i Tni* lard el thg earn*
In nnntnd nt hr* ean Uthla. nad he |
| looks over to the table# of bis guests;
! and he sends a portion to each of
them, but sends a larger portion to
Bsnjamln, or, as the Bible Quaintly
puts It, "Benjamin’s mess was five
times as much as any of theirs." Be
quick and send word back with the
swiftest camel to Canaan to old Jacob,
that "Benjamin la well; all I# well; he
Is faring sumptuously; the Egyptian
[ lord did not mean murder and death;
but he meant deliverance and life when
he announced to ua on that day, 'Ye
shall not #ee my fact unless your
brother be with you.'"
Well, my friends, this world Is fans
Ine-struck of sin. It does n#t yield a
single crop of solid satisfaction. It I#
dying. It la hunger-bitten. The fact
that It does not, cannot feed a man s
hear* wss well Illustrated in th# Ufa
of the English comedian. All the
world honored him did everything
for him that the world could do. Ho
was applauded In England and ap
plauded In the United States. Ho
roused up nations Into laughter. He
had no equal. And yet, although
many people supposed him entirely
happy, and that this world wss com
pls’ely satisfying his soul, he sits down
and writes:
I never In my life put on a new ha
that It did not rain and ru4n It. 1
never went out In a shabby coat be
cause It was raining »nd thought all
who had the choice would keep In
doors, that the sun did not come out
In Its strength and bring with It all
the butterflies of fashion whom I knew
and who knew me. I never consented
to accept a part 1 hated out of kind
ness to another, that I did not get
hissed by the public and cut by the
writer. I could not take a drive for a
few minute* with Terry without be
ing overturned and having my elbow
broken, though my friend got off un
harmed. I could not make a covenant
with Arnold, which I thought was to
make my fortune, without making bis
Instead, than In an Incredibly short
space of time- I think thirteen months
I earned for him twenty thousand
pounds, and for rayaeir one. * um p*i
uuaded that if I were to act up as a
baker, everyone in my neighborhood
would leave off eating bread.
• • •
I want to make three point*. Every
frank and common-sense man will ac
knowledge himself to bo a atnner.
What are you going to do with your
lina? Have them pardoned, you say.
HowT Through the mercy of God.
What do you mean by the mercy of
find? Is it the letting down of a bar
for the admission of all, without re
spect to character? Be not deceived.
I see a soul coming up to the gate of
mercy and knocking at the corn-crib
at heavenly supply; and a voice from
within says, "Are you alone?" The
•Inner replies, "All alone." The voice
from within says, "You shall not see
my pardoning face unless your divlno
Brother, the Lord Jesus, be with you."
0, that Is the point at which so many
are discomfited. There is no mercy
from God except through Jesus Christ.
Coming with him. we arc accepted.
Coming without, him, we are rejected.
Am I right in calling Jesus Benja
min? O, yes. Hachel lived only long
enough to give a name to that child,
and with a dying kiss she called him
Uenonl. Afterward Jacob changed his
name, and he tailed him Benjamin.
The meaning of the name she gave
was. “Son of my Pain.” The meaning
of the name the father gave was, "Son
of my Rlgnt Hand." And was not
Christ the Son of pain? All the sor
row of Rachel in that hour when she
gave her child over Into the hand* of
strangers, was a* nothing compared
with the struggle of God when he gave
up his only Son. And was not Christ
appropriately called "Son of the Right
Hand?” Did not Stephen look into
heaven anti see him standing at the
right hand of God? And does not Paul
speak of him as standing at the right
hand of God making intercession for
e-' O, Benjamin—Jesus! Son of pang!
.nin of victory! The deepest euiottona
I of our soul ought to be stirred at the
sound of that nomenclature. In your
prayers pit ad his tears, his sufferings,
his sorrows, and his death. If you re
fuse to do It, all the corn-erib* and
the palaces of heaven will be boiled
and barred against your soul, and a
voice from the throne shall stun you
with the announcement, "You shall
not see my face except your brother be
with you.”
• • •
The world after that was a blank to
tne. 1 went ,nto the country, but found
no peace in solitude I trill to gel
into society, hut I found no pear* hi
*<h'hh>. i n« r<‘ 14 tf uien » nurrui
Ing over me by night and by day, and
I am afraid to be alone.
How many unuiierublu trouble*
among you! No bumau ear baa ever
beard that eorrow. O, troubled *oul.
I want tu tell you that there la ona
aalv# that ran cute the wuuude of the
heart, and that la the aglre made out
of the team of a • > tnpathetle Jeaua,
And yet aotae of you will net take ibli
tulgee, and you try chloral, aad you
try morphia* and you iry atrong
drink, and yon try rkangt of •«■*■*.
and yuu try new bualneae Muaiallaak
and anything aad averylbtng rather
than take the divine roMpaniouahtp
aad ayMpatby *u«g**i*d by tbe norda
ol My teat when it aby*. "Van eball
not tee My faro again unlee# yen!
brother be with you ‘ O that tbia an
diene* to day Might oadwrotaud aaMa
thing of the height and depth and
length and bfeedib »t iMMonalty and
Indnlty at (lad a atornal eonautallnaa
I go further and Rad tn m» aobyeet
a bint a* to why a* Man) people Inti
at heaven »’* are 1*14 that beaton
fc«* ttraiva ga*w nad aew# peapl* in*
hr bWR that faet that all the peuph
• Ul ga lb without i#hreact ta (bait
p*at lihi but * bat te Ik* uae «» !»*•
tag a gats that i* not a»M*(»M#e »•
bo Mol* Tbt taiaglng #1 * g*‘«
ghee* that nor outran*# tutu bagvau lg
! conditional. It ia not a monetary con
dition. If ire come to the door of an
exquisite concert we are not surprised
i that we must pay a fee, for we know
i that fine earthly muelc Is expensive;
but all the oratorios of heaven coet
nothing. Heaven pays nothing for Its
music. It Is all free. There Is noth
ing to be paid at that d001 tor en
trance; but the condition of getting
into heaven Is our bringing our di
vine Benjamin along with us. Do you
notice how often dying people call up
on Josua? It le tbe usual prayer of
fered—the prayer offered more than
all the other preyere put together—
"Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." One
of our congregation, when asked (p
the oloslng moments of his life, "Do
you know usf" said, "0, yes, 1 know
you. Qod bleee you. Oood-by. Lord
Jesua, receive my spirit;" and be vae
gone. 0, yee, In the closing momenta
of our life we must have a Chrlat to
I call upon. If Jacob’s eone had gone
up toward Egypt, and had gone with
! the very finest equlpege, end had not
taken Benjamin along with them, and
| to the question they should have been
oblig'd to answer, "Blr.we didn’t bring
him, as father could net let him ge;
! we didn't want to be bothered with
him," a vole© from within would have
said, "Oo away from ue. You shall
not have any of thle eupply, You
! shall not *ee my face because your
brother Is not‘with you." And If we
| come up towsrd the door of heavea
at last, though we come from all lu«
urlance and brilliancy of aurround
j logs, and knock for admittance and
! It Is found that Christ Is not with u«,
1 tbe police of heaven will beat ue back
from tbe ustyld$, Dcpirt,
I never knew you."
If Jacob’s sons, coming towsrd
Egypt, had lost everything on the
W(iy; if they bad expended their last
shekel; If they had come up utterly
exhausted to the corn-cribs of Egypt,
t» had been found that Benjamin
wan with them, all the storehouses
would have swung open before them.
And so, though by fatal casualty we
may be ushered Into the eternal world,
though we may he weak and exhaust
ed by protracted sickness If, In that
last moment, we can only Just stagger
and faint and fall Into the gate of
heaven -It seems that all the corn
cribs of heaven will open for our need
and all the palaces will open for our
reception; and the I<ord of that place,
seated at his table, and all the angels
of God seated at their table, and the
martyrs seated at their table, and all
our glorified kindred seated at our ta
ble, the King shall pass a portion from
hie table to ours, and then, while w*
think of the fact that It waa Jesus
who started us on the road, and Jesus
who kept us on the way, and Jesus
who at last gained admittance for our
soul, we shall bs glad If he has seen
of the travail of his soul and bean sat
isfied. and not be at all Jealous If It be
found that our divine Benjamin's mess
Is five times larger than all the rest.
Hall! anointed of the I.<ord. Thou art
My friends, you see It Is either
Christ or famine. If there wer# twa
banquets spread, and to one *f them
only, you might go, you might stand
end think for a good while as to which
Invitation you had better accept; but
here is feasting or starvation. If there
were two mansions offered, and you
might haye only one, you might think
for a long while, saying, "Perhaps I
had better accept this gift, and per
haps I bad better accept that gift;'*
but here It Is a choice between palaces
of light and hovels of dcipalr. if It
might way, "I prefer the 'Creation,'"
or, "1 prefer the 'Messiah;’” but here
It i« a choice between eternal harmony
and everlasting dir,cord. O, will you
live or die? Will you sail into the har
| bor or drive on the rocks? Will you
start for the Egyptian corn-crib, or
will you perleb amid the empty barns
of the Canaanltish famine?
The right place for the Italics, Is not
In the sermon, but In the preacher's
What w« lost In Adam, Is more than
made up by what we gain in Christ.
People who carry sunshine with
them, shine the brightest In tbs dark
est places.
The man who can learn from his
own mistakes, will always be Isurnlng
The right kind of martyrdom Is never
concern ’ about what will he said on
Its tombutone.
The man who will break the Sab
bath fur gala, would steal If he could
do it without any more rlak.
It hrlnya Ohrlet tio»ei to on, to dta>
cover that he chota men for hi* dla*
tip lea who w*re jiial like otirwlv**
Th* It'im'a Horn
Racing *c|otp*rni I* out of ulmo *o
th# road
Kigtag hill allmblng I* c tttr thaa
th* airtight lift.
Mnof|tlng and eraaklng of 'ha rhala
la a aura ladhaiioa that K waau loh
Hard tiding directly after a ncaal la
»#r» had and hard eating dtractly af>
let a Hd# I* act* wort*
th* man who trie* to i l« »*a **ary
an* in bta rycting taMant fi«t**c any
body la*at *1 all hlwaalf
Alt lb* laatnad ugr^ar of yhyalrtaa#
ahant h«*rt dtaaaac I* Hat •«« habitual
acorchara aad • brant# hill rllmbora
It yon want la #t##r wail tot yoot
*y*a a»**t th* *oM*>* of lha gtooad al
a fatal aat Uaa thaa M faat ahaad at
tha hleyata
Nat #aa rtdar la a 4* •* arar think*
nf tinnnc c g lha antar at*' fa*-* *f a Ufa,
yat It t* aditnahta to acaoctooal'y gi«a
th* antar aha* a tb*«*ogh «l*aa*tng If
ably to* th* «ah* *f hwha
■MB* Cp-tn-dat* Mint* About Caltl.*
Mm *f til* Soil aufl VI.Id. Th.r.of
— Horticulture, Vltlcullur* ltd riorl
HE Cornell Experi
ment Blatlon thus
summer lies Its
testa with toma
1. Frequent
transplanting o f
the young plant,
and good tillage,
are necessary to
best resulto In to
mato culture.
S. Plante started under glass about
ten weeks before transplanting Into
fields gave fruits from a week to ten
daya earlier than those started two or
three weeks later, while there was a
much greater difference when the
plants were started six wceka later.
Productiveness waa greatly Increased
by the early planting.
8. Liberal and even manuring, dur
ing the present season, gave great in
crease In yield over no fertilizing, al
though the common notion la quite to
the contrary. Heavy manuring does not
appear, therefore, to produce vine at
the expense of fruit,
4. The teste Indicate that poor eoll
may tend to render fruits more an
8, Varieties of tom atom run out, and
ten years may pci haps be considered
the average life of a variety,
8. The particular points at presen*
In demand In tomatoes are these: Regu
larity In shape, solidity, large size,
productiveness of plant.
7. The Ideal tomato would probablv
conform closely to Urn following scale
of points: Vigor of plant, 6; surliness,
10; color of fruit, 6; solidity of fruit
20; shape of fruit, 20; sir.#, 10; flavor, 6;
cooking qualities, 6; productiveness, 20.
8. Holidlty of fruit cannot be accu
rately measured cither by weight or
keeeplng qualities.
9. Cooking qualities appear to b»
Largely Individual rather than variety'
keeping qualities.
10. The following varieties appear,
from the seanson'a work, to be among
tbs best market tomatoes: Ignotum.
Beauty, Mikado, Perfection, Favorite,
Potato Leaf.
1L The following recent Introduc
tions appear to possess merits for mar
ket: Bay State, Atlantic, Brandywine,
Jubilee, Matchless, and, perhaps, Lorl'
lard, Prelude and Salzer.
12. The following recent Introduc
tions are particularly valuable for ama
teur cultivation: Dwarf Champion,
Lori!laid, Peach, Prelude.
A Talapl.oa* la Uls Orsha re.
An Incident of commercial import
ance happened yesterday showing that
Texas Is making rapid strides to keep
op with the pace. Mr. Lang of the
Galveston Fruit company, was called
to the telephone yesterday morning.
"Hello, Is that Lang?" cams a dis
tinct voice over the telephone.
"Hello, Falkner. I didn't snow you
were In town. Where are you now7"
"I am in my orchard, I have bad a
long distance telephone put in."
"Isn't It rather expensive?"
"Yes; but I bad to have It to keep up
with the progress of the world. Any
time you want anything just call me
After some business talk they rang
off. The orchard man Is Mr. C. Falk
ner, who owns quite an orchard about
three miles out of Waco, 230 miles by
wlro from Galveston. He Is an excep
tionally Intelligent fruit grower who
came to Tcxus from the east and Is
working bis place on business princi
ples.—Galveston News.
Fruit Fa tiara la Oregon.
Mr. B. A. Clarke, of Salem, writing
under date of May 31 In the Oregonian,
says the failure of fruit in the state
will be the worst ever known. He
had just gone over 50 acres of hill or
chard and found no fruit on 2,000 Ital
ian prune trees; not enough to call a
crop on 000 French prunes; not a plum
on 260 Washingtons, nor on 160 lirad
shaws, save a few near a heavy Hr
grove; on 600 Peach plums a half crop;
on 1,000 two-year peach treea no fruit
to apeak of; on 600 Bartlett treea, 16
to 20 years old, uut a pear, a few pro
tected treea excepted; on 260 cherry
trees not a tenth of a good yield, ex
cept on 20 Black Republicans; on 1.000
six-year pears uothiug to speak of. At
the foot of the hill, In an orchard of
upplcs, plums and cherries over 40
I he apple bluonta hail blighted. In an
adjoining U-yaaruld orchard aowe
liarttetia and Kail tlutiera ara heavily
loaded. On Mr. Clark*'* bum* orchard
the eullr* yield will li* about one
rigbth Thera la no reaaoa to auppoaa
that other orchard* ol the valley wUI
do any belter.
lie Vartettee ml t ee# Mea U«it
Malletm Ul, Michigan Kaperiaanl
(Halloa II la apparent lo aay uae aha
baa had Much In do with pea* that ca
rtel lee rua uut, ar al t««»t laaa their
arlgtaal iharacieiuik*. In all raaaa,
luaalgg nut duae nut Meaa deter iara
i tea HuMteiiM** It I* tint ply chang
tag ul character* la aur worh with
peaa, accurate d*u t iptt***, ultept tl
luatiated with draataa*. ar* hept aI
the t arietie* grawa Kt«m ib*a# bin
gtapblcal recur*# »l lb* varlatiaa It la
aaay in mm that vartetle* cbaaga Irani
yaar la year, eve* lb* aid atandard
•arta. tbe rbutriwi ul wbleh ara tup
p»«*d t« bn truly Med •tudtea ul
tbe great ie* bate baaa mad*. Inn. by
gteaing tb* aam* varletlaa hvn 4l#»
I* r*ai eaadaanaa aad It eaadamaA
u*Uy t*M the angra tbtng aadag • »!•* (
n name, varieties of peas Tary great
ly In the course of their history. It
may bs said that in the cases to be
cited the variations were due to a
change made in the seed by a care
less or unscrupulous person, but such
Is hardly the case, because some of
the characters appear well marked
ind distinctive of that variety
throughout all tho samples. It Is espe
cially noticeable that the foliage and
habit of the plant is less variable than
the peaa, they being generally the ob
|ect of selection.
8traUgem was grown from three
leadsmen. In all, the characteristic
lark green foliage, sulky, angular
reins, and exceedingly short nodes of
the BtraUgem were apparent and va
ried but Utile. But the pods, though
Irregular and varying In each sample,
yet Uken as a whole were distinctly
different. In two of the samples the
pods were fairly uniform, but In the
third they wore so Irregular, probably
reversions to one of the parenU, that
the peas were almost worthless. It Is
a matter of common observation that
seed peas of the same variety, espe
cially the wrinkled peas, differ in
color when sold by different seedsmen,
lu several cases peas grown on tbs
station grounds and described four
years ago have changed the color of
the seed.
Idas) I’minrM.
In the park country or In tho forest
region there need be no real difficulty
In having an Ideal pasture if the work
is done right, says Northwestern Far
mer. In clearing the land, trees can
be left here and there, and the land
sown even at tho outset with two or
three or more kinds of grasses, such as
will grow with us. One of these should
be orchard grass. Another should lie
white clover. A third should be bluo
grass, and a fourth should be timothy.
Such a mixture should grow well for
several years, unui wns ».uiu»n •»>.
have rotted. It could then bo reno
vated by plowing It up and sowing
with grasses again. A nurse crop could
be used, and under such conditions It
had better be cut for fodder as It will
not fill well when growing under the
trees. It would only need to ho thus
cropped one year, when It could be
again devoted to pasturing. Such pas
tures are very fine, more especially
when they grow orchard grass, for or
chard grass would grow In them quit*
freely because of the shade. They also
furnish a landscape that Is beautiful
to look upon. There are many regions
In this northwest that could thus be
made to furnish the best of pastures
and for successive years. Borne of the
trees would die occasionally, but could
be provided for by leaving an ample
supply of trees at the first.
Kxpaiiraanls with riss.
A bulletin has been Issued from the
Central Experimental farm at Ottawa,
by Dr. Baunders, dealing with the cul
tivation of flax. It Is stated that th#
dry western climate Is not favorable
for growing flax for fiber, as th# latter
is reduced both In quantity and quality,
as compared with the article grown
In the eastern part of the continent.
In the east flax Is grown largely for
tbe fiber. One of the claims put forth
for flax is, that it can be grown on
breaking the first year, thus giving th*
farmer a crop tbe first season. Test*
were made at tbe Manitoba experiment
al farm as to the quantity of seed to be
sown per acre. From 40 pounds of
seed per acre, 19 bushels and 26
pounds were obtained; from 70 pounds
per acre 20 bushels per acre were ob
tained; and from 90 pounds of seed
per acre, 20 bushels 50 pounds of seed
were obtained. Dr. Saunders does not
think that flax is much more exhaustive
to the soli than a good crop of wheat
or oats, and In a rich soil the difference
would be scarcely perceptible.—Ameri
can Elevator and Grain Trade.
Work tor Wide Tire*.
Our friends should not forget to
speak a word now and then for th*
wide tire. It is difficult to have per
manent roads without It. We too fre
quently see where some man with a
narrow tired wagon has driven onto a
lawn and defuced it. Unfortunately,
the one that does the damage Is seldom
the owner of the lawn. The narrow
tire damages the dirt road, while the
wide tire Improves It by packing down
the dirt Instead of cutting into It. Who
has not been on s country road Just
after the mud had dried out and found
tbe ruts so deep uud the clods so num
erous and hard that It was with the
greatest difficulty that one could drive
over It at all. If the wide tire makes a
rut at all It Is so bread and smooth that
It makes an easy track for driving, and
leaves less hubbies.
Preparing tor Wheat.- Hood soil Is
the prime requisite; and it is not al
ways that llte farmer has It, or the fer
tlllaara to wake It an; In aucb coo* b*
abauid look abaad a Mil*, and Ml
aaid* a piece of ground, and endeavor
la brlag It Into condition lor a crop aa
toon aa It utay b* dona, i'bla In moat
rcapact* ran bo brat or ch«ap**t don*
by analog lb* ground la elavar ur
ry*. On* or two crop* af thaao pul
under will Incur* a fairly good crop
af wheat. I’low lb* clover under In
tba fall wbcn fully matured, than
rally In lb* aprtng cow clover again,
or. If preferred, a crap af pa*a way
full..*, an I a Urn. * or tba arum iba
leal an* abauid bo turned under foal
baler* tb* llw* for towing iba wheal.
If fcrtlllcarc can ba tuypitad tbay
abauid ba Itgblly borrowed Ul lb* aur
far* anil, If but pul lb wilb tba dgiti. •
A Mil at Ok* Tb* t*tc*4 tbtug tba
ISagliah dairy journal* have found out
about olrawargartna la tbal It la wade
out af tb* war row of tba bo*** of
bowaa abclatoaa, aa waif aa awl of
utber bona*' Tbta ta. wa batter*, tba
taugbaat *« rural tea tbal baa baaw pul
forth agrnaat tba btUlurw.'-Kg.
Uolden Texti “Thor* lx a Way That
■••math Right t’ntn a Man; bat lb*
End Thereof Are the Way* of Heath’’
— Hook of I’reverlM, I <•:¥>.
I.THOI'CH this pas
sage was written
long after David’s
lime and has no
special application
to the history w#
have been studying,
yet Its principles a re
goes I for our dally
life, and there arc
men and deed* re
ferred to during the
quarter which Illus
trate and enforce
the truth* and du
ties or warn against
the sin* and follies referred to. We will
pul together Itt our study tin contrasted
virtue* anti vices. These ran be re-en
forced end Illuminated by light from
other Hcrlpturr*. and especially other
references In the Proverbs. Iteferencen
to lit* pust history which exemplify these
virtue* arid vices will l>« noted.
"Tempersnc*" applications can be made
at almost every point, sines Intemper
ance Intensifies every vies and «vll, and
in a temperance atmosphere all virtue#
flourish. Ami especially is temperance In
Its deeper meaning, which He* at the
basis of total abstinence from all that
tan Intoxicate, taught ami ennobled by
verse 32,
To-day's lesson Includes verse* 22-33.
chapter IB. Hook of Proverbs us follows;
22. "Pnderstandlng," wisdom. « true
and accurate knowledge. wlLit a desire to
live according to It. It Is not a knowledge
of science alone, or of the world, but of
all ihlngs pertaining to Ilf*, a knowl
edge of Hod. of the heart, of the law of
liod, of tin principles of true living. It
embraces In It* survey heaven and earth,
things temporal and spiritual. "I* a well
spring," fountain, "of life " If a man baa
real understanding and wisdom, a good
omHuni will now iioiii n
Mini naturally a* water How* from u
fountain. And there la no other way h*
whleli lo have a good life. "Ye must h«
horn again." Kor "the Instruction of
fools," riot that Instruction which fools
give, hut the training, the discipline, tiro
schooling of fools, "Is folly," Is utterly
wasted and useless, so long as they re
main fouls.
23. "The heart of the wise leadielh the
mouth." If the heart Is wise, the words
spoken will he wise. Words are tho
easiest expression of the thoughts.
24. "Pleasant word* are a* honey
comb." The comparison with honey Is
common In all language and all lime*.
"Hweet to the soul, and health to tho
hones" (chap. If,: 20). " 'Bone' always
mean* our Innermost and substantial be
ing,"—John Miller.
23. "A forward man," a subversive
man, perverse, bent on mischief, devis
ing way* of overthrowing good and in
juring others, "Howeth strife." as ouo
sow* evil seed broadcast, to spring up
wherever there Is a congenial soil. "The
character Intended I* the perverse man.
who distorts the truth, give* a wrong
Impression, attribute* evil motives; such
an one occasions quarrels and heartburn
ings.” "And a whisper separate!!! chief
friends" (chap. 17: 9). Nlrgan 1* either "»
chatterer,” or "a whisperer." "calumnia
tor." In chapter#!*:* and 28; 5J0. 22 It I*
translated "talebearer."
30. Here the froward man's method*
are described. "He shuttetb hi* eyes to
devise froward things," He let* nothing
Interfere from without, bul give* himself
wholly to studying new wicked sayings,
dagger* of speech, poison of asps, seeds
of T'pas trees, so that when he "moves
his lips" to speak, "he brlngeih evil lo
pass," "Let two Idle tongues utter a
tale against some third person who never
Offended the babblers, and how the tals
spread* like fire, lighted none know* how.
In the her),age of an American prairie;
who shall put It out V
*1. "The hoary head I* a crown of
glory” (chap, 20:29). (Kor "crown,” sew
on chap, 17:8.) Old age Is the reward of
a good life, and therefor* I* an honor to
a roan (comp. chap. 3:2, 18; 4:10; 9:11: 10:
27), "If It be found"—rather. It shall bs
found—"In the way of righteousness";
I he guerdon of obedience and holltnuMi;
whereas "bloody and deceitful men shall
not live out half Ihelr days" (I’sa. 53:22).
32, "He that Is slow to anger,” con
trols hi* temper and passions, "Is better
than the mighty." for It requires more
strength and courage than any feats of
physical strength. "And ho that ruleth
Ills spirit than he that taketh a city.”
Because it costs more; It requires more
will, more power, more courage, mure
self-denial, and the victory Is worth more
when It Is gained. One's whole nature m
like a city, with many passion* and feed
ings, good und bad. and no city Is so hard
to control and perfect.
33. "The lot I* cast Into the lap.” The
bosom or fold of the garment (chap. «:
27: 17:23 ; 21:14). Kor the lot probably
they employed stones differing In shape
or color, or having some distinguishing
mark These were placed In a vessel or
in the fold of s garment, und drawn or
shaken tlienee. Such a practice has beet*
common In all ages and countries.—Donne.
'The whole disposing thereof Is of tho
laird." In these ease* the Jew learned
lo see. In what we call chance, the over
ruling of divine power.—Deane. "There
1s a divinity that shape* our emla. rough
hew them how we will." It I* " Weened
comfort to know that all things that
com* lo u*. from whatever sourer, are
under the control, not of chance, nor of
men. nor of demon*, but of <lo«l.
The Heart Is Cycling
It !• erroneous to believe that bicycle
riding should be avoided In every cone
of heart disease. Physicians who hart*
made a study of thla question dectam
that ll lua) even be very IwueOcIsl la
certain instances In which the acti«>u I
the heart Is feeble, and In which algos
of tally u*-*rtj*r#u«i» ar« ruitao. in*
created oiuerular eeerrlae alrneet ur»
vartably Improvea the coudttlou of the
heart limit Thore arw, hoareeer. emr*
•rat Indulgent ee that pereun* with aeoh
beerie ubould heararo of. auch «• etraia
lua to climb bill* and inoilef head*
«in.i« hiimIii fanatic «u4 peril i
tarty earning the heart on4 colling up
on Ita reeerve eirength hy the uee «*
alcoholic •ttwu’aai* and Improper fuu4
• llnrtlwd flare*
i'rtnier • Ink In re-eot number*,
■ ooleine a another of gueei edvetrietmg
Mena, nick ae the ad primed In <*u*4
rupitcoie oe plea In a big Homes e*t)ag
houeo Ae every HoeiooiAg eele put*
ibl* Idea la eapoMe ef eaponakoa.
Ag Knglteb dabuieoie la a aeaegm*
per adeerileemeoi - *<*old a lady ua
eo» lei* labe a young tud> aged If. »i«tn
her to lot good denree* hr* guliNy
aa evening higheol refer emwa given
gad required.'