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Whea a hllow's kind of wobbly tad unoer- fhey don't oom orowitln" round him, not
tela ou ht feet, r tle. out tbelr bands and ny:
' 1 has to work lUi sixty (or to get both "W'ro your friends, old man, wo love you;
V it,errt.4ii-i we've the same blood, anyway I"
V ;i 11 not; ot murh account, and has to. No, indeed !
',' "'. r But they watoh to give the boot tojou when
. - ...iP .": ' uf . . friend are what you need.
ul . OU bit I 4 .
They don't uome sayto' "Old ehap, I'm the When things hate got to cumin as a lellow
only frleud you're got !" wants 'em to, .
And jtrniemlwr that wo'ro brothers," and TJhen his pockets are all balgla' and nil
that kind oftorpmyrot- elo's are line and new,
V" itio; Indeed I When he stes out proud nod lordly anil
And they Aon'l nt Jealous over you when ain't got thine; to fear, .
S IiumU ttionkrit you net-d. There's a sudden change eouies OTer (oiks
' l i, ; . r . g.-i , I.''- that used to wink and sneer.
It a fellow' Vlml o( lonesome and would jns- runnln' then to tell yoil that
like a frlead or two . ; . they're all your friend, and say .
Just to come nroun l and Jolly him when That they're always been dead anxious (or
v , tHnss are lookln bloei - to kelp you out sc-m way
It the shirt tUat b's weirln' Is the only on ' . . . ,
bo's not, les, Indeed I
And he never showed the public that he's friends ate always mighty plentiful when
really on the spot, Jrlends ain't what you need. ' ;f ' "
. - , : 1 . - - . .' v.
t THE PROFESSOR'S REVENGE. t
"Prof. McVint regret that, owing to
his absence from town, his lecture on
.'; The Aspirate In Greek" Is unavoidably
This was the notice .that greeted th:
crowd of students as they surged in
one mass to class room No. 20 on the
morning of June 5, some two or three
: years ago. '". T
"Hello! what's the meaning of this?"
"said Pennington. "The old lellow was
here as. late at 10 o'clock last night,
for I was "with him at the science pic
nic yesterday, and it was after 10 by
fhe time; we got hack. He's cone off
.; mighty auick!",
."Perhaps he hadn't time to got his
: fartnrA rwirtv " nueeontpd obe. -
"More likely" Ms mother Is deafly
- said anothaK t ' . .
" 'Tent to one he's in love, and gone
qff to pop tho question," added a third.
At this there was a general faugh, in
which you -would have joined if you
had known th professor. Tall, lean
, and angular, with a decided stootf. and.
eyes that were screwed up almojt' to
vanishing point, he was hardly the
: personage with whom to associate any
Idea ot hl' tender, passion. His age,
- too, was against him, though no one
knew exactly what that age was. If
you ' - ' n walking horns' from on
' fipianado yo
.mi euihusiu.n as he lk
beauties of the Greek particles
tuged your mind and Mid lie
1st 30. -'
"i.uj iiow, ho was not popular. His
dry Scotch humor was not appreciated
it very often hit too. deeply into the
feelingsf his fclctlm to be pleasant.
and all who camo beneath the lash of
his tongue bore him no small grudge
for what he made them suffer. Then
he lived absolutely apart from college
life, not even mixing with the other
memoers oi me sian. i;onsequeniiy .ne
knew little of what was passing around
him, and was given, cjedlt for knowing
still less, . i il ' . .
t He had never been known; tp miss a
lecture; even 'when' one morning he
found1 on hi arrival at college that
his crass iroom had been burned out in
the night he calmly remarked to the
crowd of students near the door. "I
think, ladles and gentlemen, with your
permission, we will deliver our lecture
in the corridor," No wonder, therefore,
that there was no small stir when this
historic notice stared the " world uu-
blushlngly in the face. . "
" I. wonnn- what It can be.jawTIYa
JUr""""? w.f?Teud jemima Bates, as
they fllrneu slowly from the class room
door and walked away down the cor
ridow "Poor man-. I am afraid there hi
aqjnetbjpg; .wrong. and he haft op one
to look after him or do things for him.
It seems-a" very lonely life." " .....
4tA la" t.Ai.raA1u hnnni. '1.'!.. Vlte
work," replied Jemima; Vhe doesn't
want any one to. look after him.;' Jem
ima Judged all men (and women) by
her own feutlngs, which is a danger
l ous thing to do. -v. ' ' ". '
,Jk i'l don't know " said ier companion
doubtfully. "However. It's no concern
ot mine, to I'm oft to tha tennis field
Had ah only known hat it was a
very great concern of hers she would
have given the. matter a little more
thought, -1 "
f The prerioul dayvW young 'Penning
ton had said, had been the science pic
nic. Much to the surprise 0 everybody, J
4ue pruiessur unauy acceptea nis lnvit
ationMhough he wrote first of all de
clinlng. At parusal of the list of in
vited "arts" was the cause of hU
change of mind. The fact was Prof.
McVint was in Jpvfirit hid taken bouj?
time to convince him of the fact, and
he had argued it out pro and con' with
himself in ettry ttnaglnable way.-But
fy:om -the conclusion h could not es
cape; whatgver his premises, the de
- du:tion Invariably came out: "There
fore, -I love her.'-" -
He began to- notice It first in lei
way: tnip nis mina as ne was j)usy jn
the preiiaralion of his lectures, there
wouid creep the Buneplltlous thought,
"What will She think' of this? "How
will she take that?" Then he found
himself thanking' Providence, that by
its kindly ordering the lady students
astln the front row during lectures,
and, therefore, more within rang of
his somewhat limited vision. The next
thing that he wps conscious of was that
he was hunting high and low In his
room for a pair of glasses far stronger
than those he generally used and not
nt all necessary for mere reading pur
poses. Two or three 'times he lost his
-iUita)n his notes and stood confused
and pit to shame before the class, a
thing ti..TTha3 ner happened before
In all his experlencp. Finally no came
to tie innil'i.'in t'Ut the tie wlmh
1." h I L, mi Tie'-1 v,h"n the snlor
M 's a fi' ' 'nun, and nl-'i h ho
! tl 1
. is r ,
'g s. ,
' i 1
bold as to amaze' himself,. the profes
sor sat alone and neglected in a corner
of the brake. Tha kindness of heaven,
however, aided a.-litUe by tha cunning
of man had placed the object of bis ad
oration almost opposite him. So, while
he gazed blankly into space, and was
supi"""'" h " one who gave him a
passing thought 'to be elaborating a
new treatise on ;'The Particles,"" he
could all the time feast his eye unob
served on the vision of beauty not two
, Lunch eaten, the whole party broke
up and scattered. In all, directions, as
part 1 1 -i will do till the end of time.'
Now was bis opportunity; he would
foll. w the group containing his idol at
a Jtiul distance, and surely he would
get a , chance of speaking with her.
alone before long. Keeping the group
In .sight' and himself, out of It, he
dawdled and hung about, aa Is the way
of people who are doing their best not
to ovrtake a friend a little way ahead.
Ha walked forward, then back a bit,
then on again, then back, then stood
stock still for a tew moments, pretend
ing to use his watch aa a compass,
anil then, finding that some one had
been watching his maneuvers with un
feigned interest, bolted-stralght ahead
as if he were shot from af gun. 'In less
" ' " i twoi minutes he was upon the
'" alas! hig"wy fta;rr'e'-",l
iln, ami she Vim nr
PVv .. t jiU H-.-V a,,inJnna Uatest
. Having trle xpfain his sudden
swoop, "down oh 'lose unprotected fe
males, and BnTiiigNusmally failed
therein; he turned aside, sick at heart,
and entered a small plantation of
young trees. A narrow footpath led
through this,, and aa he n eared the
stile that opened' oi 'the fields beyond
he saw two figures leaning against It.
Another moment showed him Eva Mil
ler and; young Pennington 4eep in con
versation and oblivious of all around.
Quletl jf and unobserved he turned bacK,
and on reaching his room that night
he told his landlady he bad to. go away
by , th4 early train for two or three
days. Hence that notice on the class
The -professor's dream wits Over;
there Was but one thing left revenge,
and the professor settled down to plan
and scheme how best to obtain It Pen
nington was reading with him for a
classical scholarship at Oxford, so the
professor sawthe-way quite clear. In
stead of ojpejtfur extra in the evening.
Jjia-gKe his pupil two, and sometimes
even, more, out of bis own ' valuable
time. He looked up all his old notes
and hejpa, and lent them to his enemy;
he corrected all his work with especial
care and went b the- trouble ot writ
ing out model answers for his pupil to
copy, (n abort, painstaking. nd thor
ough as Prof. McVint bad always been,
he had; never taken such pains or used
sueh thorough methods with a pupil
beitI'othlng was too much trouble
fo? Jitfti. "At any rate," he used to
murmur to himself, as deep in his
heart he nursed his revenge, "If she
can't marry me she shall marry one
of the best students Oxford and this
place ever turned out" ; ; v
And when eighteen months later the
news came that Guy Pennington "had
pulled off the top "subol," at Balllol
the professor's-rovenge was complete,
and his satisfaction knew no bounds.
"Congratulate you most heartily, Mc
Vint," said Dr. Smithers, the physics.
demonstrator, "one of your best suc
cesses; won't Miss Miller be glad!"
'.'Oh, nonsense," returned' the profes
sor, "no credit due to me at all. A fol
low with brains like that could get any
thing, no matter who prepared him.
Bui'V-with a sign "I'm very glad for
"Yes," answered the doctor, .breezily,
"she always was proud of her brother.
Good morning, McVint!" and he was
gone like a shot The professor stood
rooted to the ground. Her brother! Her
brother! What could It all mean?
And then was seen-a sight Such as
never before was witnessed by gods or
men, Students on their way , to college
stopped, amazed. Amiable old gentle
men out for their constitutional forgot
their amiability, and swore horribly as
they were rudely, hustled and pushed,
aside; elderly females screamed, ''Hit
Stop thtetr" butchers" boys whistled
and cackled; servant girls craned their
heads out of windows; little dogs bark
ed and yelped for pure delight; and all
the universe stood still, as Prof. Mc
Vint, gathering up the skirts of his
ample gown, flew down the length of
the esplanade ia pursuit of the unsus
pecting Smithers. i
"Brother, did you say," he burst out,
as he cought that worthy by the arm;
"did yo!i say he was her brother?"
Smithers stared blankly nt him for
a moment "Oh, I had foVsjotten,". he
p ' 1'iriMp aiiiiind with ft ajmoyed
c ' sa
!y " '
it a f .
f i ..i,l brol
u about nothing!
r t in
' is ri
But what diucrence (Iocs it wake?"
i n t!
What the professor said In reply,
history does not record. Black and
White. . .
SCOOPING . UP FISHE?
Lured by Headlight, Thny Are
Poured on Board In a Steady Stream.
The houseboat Atlantic, built ex
pressly for the purpose ot catching fish
by drawing them to the net by means
of a light, lies at the foot of Henrjr
street The Atlantic hails from Norfolk,
Va., and wa brought up here to have
steam power installed.
Her oftrner and master Is Capt. W.
E. Cole, the patentee of,a unique meth
od of applying the long-known, fact
that a light" attracts fish. Last season
the . Atlantic operated in the waters
pear Norfolk, nd Jiroved a tcritable
fold mine to her owner." The novelty
lot the plan, excited tho curiosity of the
guests at tne noteis at uia t-oint, ana
Capt Cole t"qk them out for the night
when they would have, a chance to see
the Atlantic's strange apparatus al
work. As many as fifteen passengers
could be taken in these trips and they
tu" , lura ""7 fiT K" J
paid the running expenses of the boats
You see." aaid Capt. Cole, '"the idea
of attracting fish by means of a light
is nothing new. Stand under a light
near -the water and you can see for
yourself that the fish flock to it They
may retreat from the light, but as
Soon as they reach the dark they will
To draw the unwary fish o his boat
Capt Cole had "a powerful headlight,
of 4000 candle power placed In the
bow near the water. Experience has
proved that a headlight similar to
those need on locomotives Is the best
suited for the purpose. The past sum
mer Capt Cole tried a searchlight, but
It threw Its rays parallel and they lay
"like a log on the water."
The headlight spreads the rays over
a wedge-shaped surface. AU the while
the fishing is going on tho Atlantic is
driven through the water at the
four or five miles an hour.
; in iront or nis cratt vavsCbit has
Bother boat which flojtsthe faiy or
wide end of a tunitfshaped net The
net be used wnu feet at the mouth,
tapering na tt About a feet, and
iuur leejnign. Tne rear or narrow
end ote net S supported by a stage,
whh gives A place for the workmen
tff'stand, for the apparatus needs sev
jHnl men to attend it Behind the nar-
n eud of the scoop net ia a recep-
tije ;nto iwhtch the fish fall. From
therms the catch can e dipped up with
handViets and passed to the men on
the TjLt boat, who sort over the fish
throwYs back" those under size and
atortnMhe rest away.
By proving the boat when the
fishing Is vjna; on a constant stream
of fish, drawn to the trap by the light,
is forced out of the end of "the net by
their efforts to reach the light and the
motion ot the vessel. When the inven
tion is got to work the fish pour la like
hailstones, and it requires eight or ten
men to dispose of them.
To facilitate the handling of i the
catch Copt. Cola hns Invented a sort of
conveyer, similar In principle to the
machines used to elevate coal, ore, dirt
or other material. Capt Cole's Inven
tion is made of net, and .lift the flak
from the rear end ot the , scoop to the
boat behind. By placing paddlewheels
in front of his vessel, which is driven
through the water by her engines, the
power that drives the conveyer la ob
tained. If It la impracticable to use this
device, power from the engines can
drive the conveyer. Baltimore Herald.
QUAINT AND CURIOUS. .
Specimens of tour, five, six, seven,
eight and nine-leaved clovers - -have
been presetod to Queen Alexandra, by
a Welsh lady. - - - n
Water is so scarce In the Japanese
island of Oshlma that it is the custom
(or a bride to take a largo tab et
drluklng water with her td her now
home As a klni of dowry.
On the south coast ot England there
ia a hotel in which a tropical tempera
ture is constantly maintained by
means of steam pipes. The guests are
mostly pensioned officials and. officers
who Bjent so many years in India that
they cannot endure the climate of
The most crooked railway In the
world Is one from Boswell to Friedons,
Pa.( the air line distance being five
miles. The road doubles on . Itself
four times, and at one point, after
making a loop of about five miles, the
read eemes back to within 300, Utttt at
itself on a grade 50 foet lower. .
A peasant in the Swiss canton of
Zurich, on a recent morning, lound In
his sUble a stork that.' had apparently
been left behind by his companions on
their way to Africa, The bird, which
seems to feel quite at home with the
other animals, goes out for a walk
when tho sun shinos, returning to tho
stable in the ovcnlng.
Chinese doctors are very particular
about tho distinction between physi
cians and surgeons. A Chinese gentle
man was struck by an arrow which.
-".ilued fast in his body... A surgeon
waBent for, and broke off tho pro
truding bit of the arrow, leaving the
point embedded. Ho refused to ex
tract it, because the case was clearly
one for a physician, the arrow being
inside the body.
A Viennese engineer has conHtruct
ed a' small sailing yacht niado entirely
of suocia ot mi AuMri.in daily p iper.
Tho yacht Is 15 loot long and three
foet, wide, Is docked nil over and is
provided wilh a ei'iitrehnarrl. Tho
hull, deck, mails, nails and matter are
all of pnpor. Tiro inventor I'm 3 r:ido
many trips on tlm i th v in C a
rinthia, and hns juuvtil t'Mt 1 h pipr
boat tart sail raimlly n,ul : u y evw
when tho water ib rou,li an 1 iiu vtinfi
V.n ,i ! (i o
DILL ASPS. LETTER
Jollies Senator Mark Haima Anenl
That Ei-Slave Fension Bill.
IS Simi A CAT.E CF fCUTICS
With 8tolca Fortitude Bartow Man
, Relates an Exciting Experience
With Fire and a Hot Water
3 ' Bag Is Resting Easy. .
"Tlmeo Oanaos dora ferentes."
That's what the Romans said when the
Grecians brought them presents. "Bet
ware of the Greeks whoa they come
with gifts." I suspected Mark Hanna
whoa he Introduced that bill. He' is a
Greek and he is from Ohio. Bewarel
But -he made a bad break. He was try
lng to get ahead of Teddy, and tailed.
Bring in another horse, Mafk. We
our old darkles, but your bill would
have salivated half the population, and
Included the 30,000 you stole from us
before the war, Our old negroes are
the best we have got. They are still
humble and trusty. My wife brought
three shuck foot mats from one yes
terday and got another to put a spill
bottom in a chair. We would rejoice
to see thcse-old "negroes handle some
pension money. An old woman , got
124 yesterday tor her husband's ser
vice, and I asked her what he don
and she said he kept the officer--
company in chickens aV
unaitanooga w 585nnah
cook, Amu AjH"said tne
' ery!6werf ul fond
lo:Wru her old man coi
I not get a
en any otner way, hi
vould go to
town and buy one.
But It now looks like TVddy's hand
has busted on the race nrkbom. Hel
can't solve It The north is worse
puxxled - over it " than . ever,
and Secretary : Root " has. spoken
out in meeting and says that so
cial equality and ofOceholdlng has to
be abandoned. Bishop Turner declare?
that the whole problem is In a more
unsettled condition than it has been in
thirty years, and they must be sent
back to Africa. That is all right, but
we want those who brought them hen.
to be made to take them back, Confls-
cate Fanuell Hall and sell it out for
enough money to build one ship, and
ham it the "Jolly Bachelor," whicn
was the first slave ship that brought
them here. Load it down with a cargo
ot bucks and buckessea under thirty
years of age. When Turner begins to
ship 'em from this part of the country
we want to pick 'em. There are about
fifty trifling vagabonds hanging around
this town and we can't kill 'em oft with
the smailpox or anything else. Two of
ouT'doctors went to the nigger school
to vaccinate 'em and took the police
anS Jocked the doors, but the coons JtU
ran under the house and some ran
homo and some hid in a hollow log or
behind fences and the doctors did apt
get halt of them. But we are getting
along fairly well with' our negroes, our
household servants, the .cooks' and
washer women and their, chHdrn.
They were all brought jus here aid
vaeclnated. Negroes in dally contact
with white employees give no trouble.
They are respected and industrious.
Tlfrt Ao not want to go to Africa and
they are not going. It is this restless,
floating population that we want to
go rid of. There, are young white
met not much better, and the Philip
pines Just suits them exactly. -' (
But I am easy now, getting better
exeept on rainy days when the east
wind prevails the same old east wlpd
that one ot Job's friends complained
about when he said, "Should a wfee
man fill his belly with the east wjnd."
I am getting stronger in my underpins.
Not long ago they were swollen so Dao-
f that away in the dead hours ot the
night, while I was nodding in my cnatr,
I got up to see what time it was, I lost
mg perpendicular and my leg gat.
way and I tell M the fire wlti te
chair on ton of me. My wiie heard the
racket and Jumped from her tied and
pulled mt out I did not get burned,
but bruised my shoulder where I
struck the grate; And last night while
I vas suffering In the abdominal ye
glotis she got a hot water bag and
plated it where. It could do most gcsd
an I went off. to sleep and Blept t)ie
sleep of "the' Just until breakfast time.
wbon all f a sudden the 'bag hurst
and the hot water scalded ma amazing
beforeef TOuMTtAkO CB. "I halloed lot
hejp and broke up the breakfast, tor
thoy all came running and had to strip
off my garment and change the sheets
and everything, .and had liked to have
skinned me as cleansas a hog, for tho
water was still as hot as fire. And so
between fire and hot water I consider
UnyBOlf an injured person, but. my wife
thinks the scalding did me good aud
increased the alacrity oi my move
ments. . 1
But I am still calm and serene again
and enjoying tho good reading sent me
be my good friends, Dr. J. Wm. Jones
and T. K, Oglosby.- 'Both books are
masterly vindications of the south, and
between these two men 1 leel like t am
poised between tha pillars 6f Hercules.
Every truth la double plated and every,
rivet clinched, 'i i.'-u there is my good
old friend, Dr. Wark, of Winona, Miss.,
who stands In tho breach and defends
us from all assaults. We have not
hud sines tt.. v .i much good south
ern literature ua wo have now. There
are George C. fiuit'i Pr. i ."y
and J!"i 'y t failure I'ut-
nam Ut't d, who are full of memories of
tho f 'fd old ti'i.fJ ard the s! )(.d old
I , i 'o li.m bi'i'v did lr J i i v'
, I i f J,fl. " . 'I C 1 I
carry me back to
li a ilis 1'h, ( .i
ii y c ' ' I' '
v i u i t I' '
t it 1 f a i i'
lit I .(! Ill ' "
r nrd 1
Hi ,1 t
I I 'I
. I i
Ii') t !
'Now, get up and walk about some,"
and I do It. She wants me to dance
the Elephantiosls or the buzzard Lope,
and says I am getting better and bet
ter every day. ' But some of these old
poems keep running In my mind;
"When he was in his prime -Ere
the pruning knife ot time
Cut him down,
Not a better man was found - 1
By the watchman on his round
Through the town.
But now his nose is thin.
And is pointing to his chin
' Like a staff) '
And a crook it In his back
And a melancholy crack -.
In his laugh."
' P. B.-r-I wish my good friends would
write to Mr. C. P. Byrd tor my book
and not to me. BILL ARP, in Atlanta
If you have something to sell, lei
the people know it An advertisement
la this paper will do the work.
A SERMON FOR- SUNDAI
AN ELOQUENT DISCOURSE ENTITLED
- RULES FOR SERVlf-'
The Be. Ur.JWiy
. oaWhat We
Lmouk ClTT. The tliatinniiiiui.u-
'known evangelist, the Her. Dr. J.
Chapman, hiu t'uniished for pub-
icatioav the following sermon entitled
Rules of Service. It Waa preached from
the text: "No man that warreth entong
.teth himself with the affairs ot this life,
' that he may p'.eaae him who hath chorea
tu'm to be a soldier. And if a man also
strive for maatenea, yet is he not crowned,
except he strive lawfully." 2 Timothy, ii:
, It is not enough simply to perform what
might be called good deed, in the estima
tion of the world, for one might receive the
applause of men, and miss his reward at
tne hands of God. Neither is it enough
that one should be so given to service that
he mijbt win the applause of people every-
5 here There is no special promise in
od's word written for the man who is
simply faithful in outward service. Paul
must nav bad this in mind when he said:
"ct ia he not crowned except he strive
lawfully." It ia s good thing for the Chris
tian to square his life, both public and pri
vate, his innermost-thoughts, and the hid
den man of bis heart, by the Word of God,
to see if m any point he is falling away
from God's pUn snd the Holy Ghost s
guidance. When John, in Revels tion,
wrote, "Let no man take thy crown," he
presented what to my mind u one of the
most solemn subjects in all the Bible,
namely, that one might be saved, have hie
ins forgiven, stand before God justified,
be perfectly sure ot being ultimately re
ceived into His presence, and be saved
throughout eternity, and yet mist his re
ward and lose his crown. '' ' ,
This chapter ia a note of warning and a
heart cry to people everywhere to scaroh
their Uvea, aided oy the Spirit, to ask God
to deal very thoroughly with them even
though this dealing may mean the cutting
off of tome very much loved sin or the giv
ing up of tome long cherished plan.
I. All service must be prompted by
: It ia not so much how the work appears
outwardly that eommends it to God in1
this His judgment is given differently from
that of man, but it ia altogether a question
as to what, back of it all, prompted the
service. Toe giving of the widow's mite
and its hearty acceptance by our Master
ia an illustration of this fact, for in the de
sire that prompted the gift was found
that which was ot ten thousand times
more value than the gift itself.
One might preach the gospel and win
hundreds of souls for Christ, and the mo
tives that prompted the preaching be
wrong. - One might superintend a Sunday-
acknowledged ability, lead the young peo
ple's work in the church, be a chosen lead
er of the missior work, and upon all theee
positions have i , teal of the approval of
men and the plaudits of the multitude be
cause oi acknowledged success, and yet
miserably fail at the greet dav of awards
to receive one single crown for faithfulness
simply because the work was bora in set-
nsnness ana camea on in pnae. it was
not done for the glory of God, but rather
for the glory ot man. One might build
churches, and for his anoDoaed senerositv
be highly esteemed of men, and yet re
ceive a re out irotn tne lips ot the risen
Christ One night endow schools which
God would use for the betterment of to
city and for the accomplishment of His
own nurnosea or the working of His own
plane, and yet have no recognition on the
great aay oi awards, une might give fits
money to clothe the poor and feed the him-
Eyj he might be known wherever the
nglish language is spoken, for his charit
able works, and when the great day ot
awards should coma might hear the Mat
"Depart, for I never knet yon." ' '
- Hie soul is saved, hut hia lite is lost. All
of these things are true, because, while
outwardly tha service was wonderful and
the success great, the motive that prompt
ed it all was selfish. Jesus Himself has
said that there would ; be some who
should say: "Lord, have wa not prophe
sied in Thv name, and in 'i'hv name done
many wonderful works?" Thus the touch
ing becomes mre intense and the lesson
more atartlinz. for one miirht even think
that he was shaping his life according to
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reward,. . '
When .Paul wrote his first letter to the
Corinthians he said: "For other founda
tion can no man lav than that is laid.
which is JeeuB Christ.- If any man' work
shall be burned he shall suffer loss; but
he himself shall be saved; yet so as by
fire." This ia very clearly, to toy mind, a
lesson to Christian workers in general, but
to ministers in particular. The foundation
is the same for us all Jesus Christ, but
the superstructure may be very different.
It is a most solemn thought one of the
moat solemn I know that when the greet
day of fire shall come every man's work
shall be tried, of what sort it is. The min
iatry of the man whom the world honored
shall be touched by tire. The service of
the Christian worker, from the first effort
made for Chrint to the last, shall certainly
be tested. The teaching of the Sunday
school teacher, throughout; his or her en
tire Christian experience, ehall be brought
beneath the searching lighi of the Son ot
God. The testimony of every Christian
in everv land shall be searched throueh
and through. The life in the home, in the
place of biiHiness, in the streets, at homt
or in foreign lands', by duy and by night,
shall be tested by the fire of Uof. If the
work is burned, the man eliall giitfor loss,
Itiit h himeelf. be uvil, thouxh as by tire.
It is a tremendously solemn mcsHaKC.
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swept flwiiy, fiiiiif
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lioa, ana Know my neart; try me ana now
my thoughts, and see if there be any
wicked way in me," ought to be the ory
of every Christian everywhere.
The old law touching the priesthood is a
good thing for us to remember (Leviticus
xxii: 1 to 3): "And the Lord spake unto
Moses, saying: Speak unto Aaron and to
hia tons, that they separate themselves
from the holy things of the children ol
Isr.el, and that they profane not My holy
name in. those things which they hallow
unto Me: I km the Lord, Say uuto them,
Whosoever he be of all your teed among
your generations, that goeth unto the holy
things which the children of Israel hallow
unto the. Lord, having his uncleanness
upon? bim, that toul shall be eut off from
My presence: I am the Lord." 'llie doe
trine of separation ia the Old Testament
for the priests ia for ua in the New Testa
ment, for Peter tells us that believers are
Sriesta unto God, every one of us. The
Id Testament doctrine has, however,
been intensified by the teaching and th
touch of Jesus Christ.
''And thou ahalt put the mitre upon his
head, and put the holy crown upon the
mitre. Then thou shalt take th anointing
oil and pour it upon his head and anoint
him." , (Exodus xxix: 8, 7). The anointing
oil put upon the head of the priest waa a
sign that he was separated from all world
ly service and 'every selfish principle of
life. Henceforth he waa not hit own man,
but Oid'a. The oil in the Old Testament
represents the Holy Ghost in the Mew,
and whether we have recognised it or not,
nevertheless it is true. By the Spirit of
God we. have been regenerated, bv that
same epirit we have neeii quickened, and
by the same Spirit have- been sealed or
anointed as God's own special treasure. If
we have not allowed Him to use ua w
have robbed Him of Ilia right, and at th
great day of awards shall be called to a
strict account. -
"And he that is the high priest among
his brethren, upon whose head the anoint
ing oil was poured, and that ia consecrated
to put on the garments, shall not uncover
.head, nor rend his clothes; neither
Mra,to any dead body, nor defil
his father, or foj-iiis mother;
go out of4lie sanctuary,
neiiiivi- XjifturMfof his God; for
nor profane Sinting oil of his God
the crown ot W 0d." iLeviticus
i 'Jp'52,o1.mJJral1 teaching is,
xxi: 10-12). Hw cicV. v,f us are" on
and how completely manv,wn Urel . -
aemnea as we app.y it to oii-m diacour-
And Tet there it no reassw, wne th.
Igement. In the olden- ,ti
priests or the
ie neoole were in
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nrmlcled unon them for. c!eansii&nd
immediately they stepped back into fel
lowship, and Gcd clothed them with pow
er. In the New Testament a better provi
aion ia made Hebrew ix: 13, 14: "For if
the blood of bulls and of goats, and th
ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean,
eanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh;
how much more shall the blood of Christ,
who through the eternal Spirit offered
Himself without spot unto God. purge
your conscience from dead works, to serve
the living God?"
I have not been able to find in th New
Tes'anient, With the exception of the
Lord's Prayer, any place where it it said
that the Christian raurt ask for forgiveness
of sins, but I do lead in 1 John i: 7, 8, 9:
"If we walk in the light, ss He is in the
light, we have fellowship one with another,
and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son
oleanseth us from all tin. If we say that
we have no sin we deceive ourselves, and
.th truth is not in us. If w confess our
sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us
our sins, and to deans ns from al un
righteousness." I learn then that if I
confess my sins He is faithful and just to
forgive them and cleanse me perfectly, and
whan He forgives sin He always forgets it.
Ood goes th Best. '
God does not set -the less against the
greater, as we do: H sett the greater
against the less: that is His way. Who
will n jt sayr Blessed be His love? Han
being small, being petty at the kmgliest,
finds a flaw. Thus the wise fool talks: He
is honest, he it wise, he it gifted; he is, on
the whole ' a man of notable intellectual
stature and influence: but man think h
ia clever when he discovers a but. He
gathers himself up into Pharisaie perpen
dicularity and says: I discovered that, I
pointed out that frailty, I saw it. There
can be no pit deep enough for a wretch
like that. How doth God apeak? Thus,
hear ths muslo of infinite love: He ha
gone astray, he has been unfaithful, he hat
turned aside front Me a thousand timet,
h baa don th things he ought.not to
have done; yet that is the difference be-,
tween human judgment and divine judg
ment in relation to that gray test of all
mysteries, human character. Tt it better
to fall into the hands of God than into th
hand of men. Your brethren like to
tneak against you, to have discovered a
peccadillo, on little tin and tp hav An
ger dainty enough to pick out that little
hair and to be able to ay: "I'v got it!"
The Lord aaith: "You hav wounded M
and disappointed Me and gone away from
Me, vet now can I give thee up! Re
turn IV That is th diSerence between
your human theories and the great Di-1
vine idea of redemption God always tee
ing the best, fixing Hi eyes upon the sol
vable points, looking to thos element
that are still left out of which He can
rear manhood. He will not quench th
smoking flax. He will not break th bruised
reed. Joseph Parker, D. D.
"Be Reminds He of Jesus."
One familiar with th workings and
every-day life of James Chalmers, that
great Scotch divine, relates a beautiful lit
tle incident which cam under hit observa
tion, and which vividly portrays the Christ
like nature of this man of God. He says:
"On day I went into a house where one
of hit people waa bedridden. Sh had been
in great pain for many years, and as I went
in I thouht She looked ever so bright. 1
taid, 'You are better to-day?' 'Yet,' sh
said, 'you know I hare had Mr, Chalmers
tbia afternoon, and, do you know, he never
comes but when he is gone I think that is
just bow Jesus Christ would hav come to
see me. When he sit and looks at me I
think tbat is how Jesus would hav looked,
and when he Opens his mouth and speaks
to me I think that it how Jesus would have
spoken, and when he prays I can almost'
hear the very voice of my Master praying
for me, and he always asks for the things
that I think Jesus above everything els
would like ate to have. He never goes but
he teavet behind the impression that it
hat been like a visit from Jcsut, Ua re
mind me of Jesut."
... Til Few to Fear,
Pr. Theodore L. Cuyler, in estimating
what he deems to be our Worst enemy in
tiiis life, says: "Dangerous as the devil is,
dangerous as worldly amusements are, the
most dangerous enemy that we often have
to encounter walks in our own shoes. That
cunning, artful, smooth ' tongued heart
devil, self, is the foe that needs the most
constant watching and subiects ue to the
worst defeats. 'The flesh lusteth against
the Spirit, and the Spirit against the fiem,
and these arc contrary the one to the
tither.' I'aul had a tremendous battle
along these lines, beating down his carnal
nature by hard blows, and the old heio
was able at last to shout: 'I have fought a
good tight; henceforth there is laid up for
me crown of righteousness!' Whoever
has, by CJod's help, hud his desires, his
plans, his. .purposes, his property, jmd,
nimve all, hi own will at the feet of Jesus
lii'ist, w already one of' the overcoraer.
lie already Ik'i:his to wear clean iittment,.
ami ttie omniscient eve nf God discerns on
h'S brow tha tirst iUsilimp of the victor a
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The Lord IsiSnml.
Ul e Lou! is gum!. E- !' I no i we foi t
h'im'? "ih's vre ji-"l it. Ahv.ivs we,
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. Wintering Turkeys.
My turkeys are wintered In the tim
ber, which is nature's place, and I
And after many years' experience in
this line that they are much healthier
than when kept around the buildings
In the ordinary way; In fact, with tbe
number that I carry over the winter
tor oreeders, it would be impossible
to keep them around the farm build
ings. For more than ten years I have
kept my large flocks of turkeys Jn this
manner, and I believe I waa the first
In the country to practice this idea,
and have wintered during this time
several thousand birds in this manner.
The tract of timber In which I win
ter them covers some tarty acres and
Is inclosed by a woven wire fence. Near
the center of th tract Is a roosting
pen covering one acre, also Inclosed by
high wire fence. The turkeys all roost
In this pen at night tor protection, and'
during the day roam about the timber
t Will." I retain about seventy-live
head of these birds for breeders every
rear to supply the demand for eggs
for hatching. It can readily be seen
by people who have had experience, in
this line of work that turkeya kept in
this manner are much -more healthy
ind vigorous than those kept In small
yards or otherwIse.MJharles MCClavt,
in Orange Judd Farmer. ' "
The Motherly Hen. ;
In' culling the flock for sale an 1m
nnrtnnt nnlnt lining on rp""'""'""
ly on the incubator.. frw"
reserve the go?'
a hen is coii8tant!n"T
urpose tor the regulation three weeks
of incubation, with three or tour days
extra for margin, it is a strong point
In her favor. After the brood is batch
ed the qualities of the good mother
are even more strongly felt. She is
tame, ready to be bandied; and as a
result her chicks are not frightened
when confinement is necessary. She Is
willing to rest and hover her flock fre
quently when given a range of her
own choosing, instead of rushing into
the wet grass with them, or running
them to death. When feeding time
comes she ts brave enough to defend
them from the larger birds, who try to
get more than their share, and at night
Is always ready to be shown into her
ileeping room; or If allowed to choose
thja for herself, she la always in the
lame place, and easily found at break
fast time. Some mothers are irre
proachable In all the above qualifica
tions, yet in a single one they fail com
pletely, thereby rendering .themselves
almost worthless as mothers. Susie
L Putnam, in The Epltomtst.
: Handling Trees on the Farm, . ;
- Replying to inquiry, "What attention
should be given to trees when re
ceived?" we recommend that if the
package is not in a frozen condition,
and you are not prepared to plant the
trees within one or two days, they
should be unpacked. Any bruised
broken ends or toe - roots caret!
trimmed back to the clear, solid wood.
Prune as little as possible when remov
ing the damaged parts and then heel
In well drained soil and sheltered
northern exposure. They should re
main aa nearly dormant as possible
and not be forced into growth by the
warm sunshine. Bach bundle should be
opened and separated and while the
trees can stand closely together they
must be sufficiently far apart to per
mit of working line soli in about the
Where they can be planted in a day
or two, the lid of the box should be re
moved, or if in bale, slightly open
the outer covering and moisten the
moss and straw about the roots if at
all dry.; They should then be placed
In a cool cellar or barn and protected
from the air. If the trees are very
much dried when removing them from
the box., dig a bole in the ground and
mix soil k&ator to the consistency
of thick mudTtKing the roots of the
trees In this softSMjiefore heeling
them ia. Tbe trees diOsJn this way
would also be benefited Tiitng the
tops severely pruned back. , We TMnK
there is not enough attention paid
this point In sending out young trees,
as a large portion of .the root system
is necessarily sacrificed in digging, and
In our opinion the tops should be cut
back a like amount so as to preserve
the balance between the top and root
system. The large amount of top start
ing -into new growth early in the
spring makes a great drain on the root
system before it becomes thoroughly
When trees arrive in a frozen con
dition the box or bale should not be
disturbed, but should be placed In a
cool, sheltered spot or cellar to thaw
out gradually. If needed for Immediate
planting they can be quickly thawed
by sprinkling them liberally with cold
water. In packing trees for foreign
shipment. It would be an excellent plan
to trim back the tops in proportion to
the amount sacrificed In digging the
tree and in this way the treca would
probably reach their destination in
better condition for planting and
growth. E. D. Darlington, In Ameri
can Agriculturist : ,.
Grow Fence Timber.
The fence question, like the labor
question, is becoming a subject with
which -air fanners have to contend.
Years ago our forefathers in most of
the wootb-d (inns of the country h-ul
little trouble In finding or buying suit
able matt-rial tor fencing. A very differ
ent condition now ooiifrontii us. Mont
of the cedar and oak has lipeu rut, to
f .Hifr with t)'o l(i"H' t mid ol n t- ,(
aiiln tl "i. l ie (.. im, i . i v
pi i' i ll in l. it J ii ' ' i-
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cedar Is also very valuable for this
purpose.. Both of these trees can
grown easily and quickly In many lo
calities on land .so poor that no other
crop can be grown to advantage. The
seed of both can be procured easily
and cheaply, and many an acre ' i
is now wholly barren, of any proU to
the owners could be, with a little trou
ble, grown In these trees. Locust la a
kind ot tree which flourishes on the
poorest landif helped A, little at iUcTV
start It will Improve land very, fast,
as any one can see whq wil) take the
trouble to 'examine the sod almost al
ways found under one of these (trees,
while at a short distance gravel atone
may be in evidence-. U I am not mis
taken, it Ia of the leguminous erdor ot
plants, which have the ability of draw i
lng nitrogen from' the' air1. 'The locust
wilt grow to a size snfflcient for posts'
In a. few yean, and cam be grown auUe
thickly. Their wood, when sound and
seasoned, win lass for yean fa t Jput ,
of the ground,, i 1JS. .
. The cedar has very different, char
acteristics, in that it does not seem to '
Improve land," but 'will grow on the
poorest soli. The .b.itaeJtQ: acconK u
pllsh, ,4Kie1t growth, ..besides ,epjrh '
ing the soil is to trim the young trees
when several feet high of all the lower1
limbs. The trees will then shoot
straight up, and ' the ' nourishment
which otherwise would be absorbed td
the surplus ot limb- will gas to the -'
main portion, which .if to furnish the
useful woud. ' Locust should 'not be
trimmed as close as cedar. Trim every
few years, whe"n!i-v
... Cedars which '
where crops aretu tio
coming more and' tnoic-,
the average farrae to raise
posts. Whether he usee. wire or uu
posts, will have tp be bad, and they are
becoming very scarce.1"1 ;' '""
Why can we not grow a'tew drei 61
our waste hind in fence material ?r,Jha
planting" will be about alt the labor re
quired, as no cultivating will pe-neeefc
sary after, the trees have got a start-
Albert D. Warner.ln fcew York.,Trlbunq
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Before securing pure bred stl
value of the pasture must be taken In
to consideration. Poor -pastures tnake!
poor stock, no matter how careful; tjb.e ,
breeder may be. It will not do' to en
deavor to bring the fltoek jbr'herdTup '
by -breeding unless, all ptha conditions,
are favorable. The razor-back bog is
the result of poor feeding, and' though
mad compelled the animal to resort t
scanty herbage, nature fitted Mm. for,
the purpose by gradually changing his
form, thus adapting him to the ur
roundings. We thus know that! tlro
ate, soil, and the growth, indlgsnjcwflf '
thereto, are important factors to . be
taken into the account,' and 'In the
breeding of live stock we should oan
slder well as to what we need before
making fte' effort, " - 1 '
1 nri xne woiswoiasneeBjajajswmr io
'ujyTlta loW Jieecqf has been bre;
w laige Biic; in. sepuriug size u naa
been ted on rich postures! where every
thing favorable' for Improvement al '
been to its favor, nd -it hau never ret
rograded during a slnglo period,.' but
progresaed without difficulty. Hence, If
the CotsWold Is to be at! agenf tor im
proving the common flock-, : wv' must
take, a look over the feeding grounds.
The lambs from the. cross will be -ushered
into the world' With the com
bined characteristics of both aire and
dam. The ewes must give a .greater
supply of milk, for the jambs.' will
grow fast, and after they are -weaned
the pastures must be tkt beatln ttrder
to supply the demands.
; So 'with the 'cattle, the native cow
can exist where th pifre-bred animal
Starves, but this is .because she Is not
required by nature to convert, a Iiu ko
quantity of food Into -milk.- Scaiuy
herbage has dwarfed her milking aval
ltiea, and this has been handed down
from ancestry. Scanty bevbage, will
not do. The change IS upward, and ti.e
conditions must Jug. changed to suit tie
hog would starve, to death it he were
impelled to compete with'' the land-
pike variety. He eauld toPe-cist under
the same conditions, for ha has br""j
bred away from that sphere, and he
Is of no use unless adapted to the place
which Is Id be his habitation; v -
. As man has adapted, different ani
mals to different uses, it does not in
fer that they are not, subject to natural
laws. On .the contrary, , the subjection
la more complete than before, and as
man has been 'the foster agent i.l a
changing the, characteristics of most
domestic animals, so must th h-'"-' t
man be ever remly to render th .i i
sistance so essential to their well,. , ..
The pasture, shelter and care ii"
suitable or tbe ainni"""i.iiin i
purpose desired, and no ncuhrt
be allowed. Not only must the ia:
care be taken in son-cling the .
that suit thu- farm b"-t, l"tt i'i'
itself must also conform to tlm it
mals. One should not attempt to im
prove unless pre ,,ared for it, n- ; '
will be toe resvlt, but the p'
Is easily, made. ri-Mnr H'v1 i
better farming, larger irons bim i' -er
paiituri-s. tI,h (.nil J r t
become butter ticca'
forces thorn to d t '.
ers Viho do nt p"
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