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THE UPPER DE8 MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, THE BATTLFJ IS OURS, DR. TALMAOf- PREACHES KHOM THs GOSPEL OF KINGS '••the Warning of tlio tVorld'A Deliverance, "And tho CJilldrmi of IsrueI 'Pitched Ituforo Them Mko Two Uttlo «no-.ks of lililu." Bttootu.YJT, Sftpt. 10.—Tltla forenoon Itov. T. UeWItt TalmuKO pro:ivln*l to u thronged •iicltanco in Ibe Uroolclyn Tiibernucl'.'. Tho Keynote of thp snrvliiR wns one of yluiliifHS. Many of the audience! hud been nbiuuit Unriiig UMMummor utul luul reuinift for this service. The i>»Mor i-otutneiHiirl on iiiiss;ij;{'S ol ricripl- ttre depleting tho umrnjri^ or ihc world's ilo- Mverunce. Th« Huhjoui of l!»; Herman wns: "The r.liUtlu Ours. 1 ' lln> I'-xt, lu'lntf 1. Kings W:2(": "And the. uhlldrusi of l.sraol pitched he- tore Ihrm liltO two little (loirlt.-i of ItlilH." With thirty-three kings drunk in one tent, this chapter opens. '1 hey Were allies plotting for the overthrow of the Lord's Israel. You know that It a, lion roar, a Hock of kids will shiver and huddle together. One lion could conquer a thousand kids. The battle opens. There are a great multitude of Syrians under Gen. Bcn- hadad, strong as lions. The Israelites ere few and weak, like two little Hoeks of kids. Who beat 1 .' The lions, •of course. 0 no; the kids. For it 'all depends whether God is on the aide of the lions or the kids. After the battle, one hundred thon- nands Syrians lay dead on the field, B.nd twenty-seven thousand attempting to lly, cuino along by a groat •wa.ll, which toppled aud crushed them •Jo death. Which was the. stronger weapon— great Goliath's sword or little, David's sling". 1 David had five smooth stones from the brook. He only used one in •striking down Goliath, lie had a sur-plus of ammunition; he had enough to lake down four more giants if they "Jmd appeared in the way. It all de,fiends upon whether God is on the side . the sliephord boy or on tlio side of ifche giant. There have been many in our day •who have ventured the opinion that Chri.stiap.ity is falling back, and that in. fifty will be extinct. They .found their opinion on the assumed feet that the bible is not as much ot a book ua it used to be, and that portions of it are repulsive to the puople. I reply by asking, which one o£ tho •publishing houses of New York, FuJtudclphla, Boston or Chicago IB publishing the bib'e to-day with the omission of a single .verse or chapter? Are not our publishers intelligent men? And would they, contrary to their financial interests, continue to publish the biblo without the omission of a single chapter or a single Terse if it were becouiing an unpopular book, and the people did not want it? If Ilarpors, or Appleton, or Serib- «tcr, or Lippincott should publish a <bitile'with die omission of one chapter they wonld not sell tcu copies in ten years. The fact that throughout Ciu-istondotn there are hundreds of »rintiug presses printing the word of Add without the omission of a chapter rur a, verse, proves that the bible is :popnlar; and the fact that there are 'tnore being printed in this decade than «auy other decade, proves that the bible f/s increasing in popularity. J KQ through the court rooms of tho lM3<miVy. Wherever I iind a judge's bunch or n clerk's desk I find the bible. By what other hook would iilh«sy take solemn oath? What is very '.-apt to be among the bride's presents? The bible. What is very apt to be put '"'In tho trunk of the young nian when .he starts for city life? The bible. 'Voltaire predicted that the bible dur- my the nineteenth century would become an obsolete book. ^V'ell, we are pretty nearly through the nineteenth ce'ufcury; the bible is not obsolete yet; fcluirii 'in not inuuh prospect of its be •coining obsolete; but 1 have to tell you •that that room—the very room in which Voltaire wrote that prediction •—ttomi; time ago was crowded from floor to ceiling with bibles for Switzerland. .Suppose the congress of the •United States should pass a law that •mo bibles should bo printed in the United States. If there are 30,000,000 •ijrown men and women in the country then there would be ;iO,Ol)(),UOO people • brined ugainst such a law. But suppose the congress of the United States (should pass a law that Macanhiy's History or Charles Read's novels -.should" not be read—could you get half as large ua army, or the fourth as large aii army? In other words there are, as yon know and I • know, a thousand men who would die for their bibles, where there are fifty • tuen, who would die for any other book. The fact that there are now iuore bibles being printed than ever before, that publishers find it a iiuan- • uiul interest for them to continue the publication of the bible, proves that •this book is still the most popular book on the planet. ".lint," say those who are antugo- • jufitk', "Christianity is falling back, from tlio fact that the church is not as • tniieii respected as it used to be, and is oat as influential." In reply to that •with the statistic that one denomination—the Methodist church—accord- fug to a statistic given me by one of their bishops, dedicates on an average a new church every day in the year. Three hundred and sixty-live new duu'i-Ues in one denomination in a •year, and over a thousand new •vhuivhes built every year in this country. Does'that look as though •Uie ehurc-h wore failing in its power, nud were becoming a worn-out institution? Around which institution in our oummuniUes gather the most mie'iit affections? hotel, the court ill all. or the when our old Onrning, there The postottioe, the house, the city churches? Why, tabernacle was were hundreds of men standing in tho streets who never went to church, tears raining down their checks. It is because tho .thurc-h of i!od stands nearer the sym- $&(hii-fi of tho American people than •wiy other institution. INlen may caricature the church and call it a collec- of hypocrites; but when their are swept oil' with the diph- iJUcrin, for whom do they send? To \;i<e posi master, to the attorncy-gvn- iriil. to tho aldei'men^or to the pastors »f tho churches? And if there be not worn for tho obsequies in the private JLOUBC, what bnihiinur do they solicit? 1'ht'. Academy of M usii-, the hotel, sTiblie hull, court house? No; Ihe churches. And if tney v.'unt inutiio ou the sad occasion, do ilu;y soioct the Marseillaise Hymn, 9f "Hod tJavo ti:e (Jueen," or our own gnuut m.Uoiuii uir? No; they want the old hymn wilh which wo sang •'tin-Si- !>!•! ' Cl:ri,iii:;u mother to :sk:ep; they want tlio Hiuidnv school hymn Uieiv liltlo jj-irl suu'tr the lust Hub- , bath afternoon she was out before she was seizad with the awful sickness j that broUe father's heart and mother's heart. Oh, yi.u know as well as I do —1 shall not dwell on it any longer— the Church of God, instead of being a worn one institution, stands nearer the sympathies of the people than it ever did and eclipses all other institutions. But our antagonists goon and say that Christianity isfallingback, in the fact that infidelity is bolder now and more blatant than it ever was. I deny tho statement. Infidelity is not near so bold MOW as it was in the days of our fathers and grandfathers. There were times in this country when men who were openly and above-board infidel and antagonistic to Christianity could be elected-to hiffh ofllce. Now, let somo man wishing 1 high position in the state proclaim himself the foe of Christianity and an infidel, ho'w many states of the Union would lie carry? how many counties? how many wards in Brooklyn? Not one. Ahl my friends, infidelity in this day is not half as bold as it used to be. If it comes riow, it is apt to come under the disguise of rhetoric or fantastic sentimentality. I know if a man with great intelligence does become an iniidel, aud begins an attack on Christianity, it makes great excitement—of course it docs, and people come to the conclusion, weak-minded Christians come to the conclusion, that everything is going overboard because some man of strong intellect assails Christianity. If a man jumps overboard f r^m a Cnnard steamer, he makes more excitement than all this live hundred sane p.,sserigers who continue in the berths or on the docks; but does that stop the ship? Does that wreck all the five hundred passengers? It makes great excitement when a man leaps from a platform or a pulpit into infidelity; but does that hinder our glorious bible from taking its millions into the skies. I tell you intidelity is not half as bold now as it used to be. Uo you suppose such things could bo enacted now as were enacted in the days'of itobespierre, when a shameless woman was 1 elected to be goddess, and she was carried on a golden- chair to a, cathedral, and the people bowed down to her as a divine being, and burned incense before her—she to take the place of the bible, and" of Christianity, and of the Lord Almighty? And while that ceremony was going on in the cathedral, in the chapels, and in the corridors adjoining the cathedral, scenes of drunkenness aud debauchery and obscenity enacted such as the world had never seen. Could such a thing as that transpire now? No, sir. The police would swoop on it,whether in Paris or New York. Infidelity is not half so bo.d now as it used to bo. "Jiut." say our antagonists, "Christianity is falling back because science, its chief enemy, is triumphing over it." Now, I deny chat there is any war between science and revelation. There is not a fact in science that may not be made lo harnioni/.e with the bible-. So said Hugh Miller, so said Joseph Henry, so said Prof. Hitchcock, sosaid Prof. Silliman, so said 1'rof. Mitchell. Joseph Henry, the leading scientist of America, belter known :in i honored in the royal societies transatlantic than any other American, lived and died a believer in the religion of Jesus Christ. J oseph Henry knew all the facts of geology, and yet believed the book of Genesis, He knew ail the facts of astronomy, and yet believed the b. ok of Joshua, the sim and moon standing still. Joseph Henry knew all the anatomy of man and iish, and yet believed the book of Jonah. If the scientists of the day were all agreed, and they came up with solid front to attack our Christianity, perhaps they might make some imp'res- sion upon it; but tiiey are not agreed. It is often said that we religionists are failing in our advocacy of Chris- tiuuity because we differ in our theology. 1 tell you we do not differ inside the church in theology half us much as they differ outside the church in science. If they reject our religion because we differ on some minor points, we might just as well rejeet science because the scientists differ; but, as far as I can tell, the war of iniidel science ngainst Christianity is not so severe as it used to be, beca'nse these men arn antagonistic to each other; arid as far as 1 can tell, it is going to be a war between telescope and telescope, Leyden jar and Leyden jar, chemical apparatus and chemical appa ratus. They do not agree ou anything. Do you suppose that this bible theory about tho origin of life is going to be overthrown by men who have different theories—fifty different theories—about the origin of life? And when Agassi/, comes out and puts both feet on the doctrine of evolution, and says in regard to many scientists, '-I notice that these young naturalists are adopting as theories iu science things which have not passed under observation," Agassix saw what we all see—that there are men who talk very wisely who know but very little, and that just as soon as a young scientist tinds out the difference between the feelers of a wasp and the horns of a beetle, lie begins to patroni/e the almighty, and go about talking about culture as though it were spelled e-u-1-e-h-a-r—culchar! It makes me sick to see these literary fops going down the street with a copy of Darwin under one arm and a case of transfixed grasshoppers and buttertlies under the other, talking about the survival of the fittest aud Huxley's Protoplasm, and the Nebular Hypothesis, aud talking to us common meu as though we were foois! if they agreed in their theories and came up with solid front against Christianity, I i-ay perhaps they might make some impression; but they do not agree. Darwin charges upon Lamarck, Wallace, upon Cope, Herschel oven charged upon Ferguson. They do not agree about the gradation of tho species; they do not agree about embryology. What do they agree about? Ht-rsehel wrote a whole chapter on what ho calls tho ''Errors in Astronomy." La Place says that the moon was not put in tho right place; that it if it had been put four times the distance from our world, there would have- been more harmony in the universe. But Lionville comes up just in time to prove that the Lord was wisi>, and pui the moon in tho right place, llnw many colors woven, into tlie light? Seven, says Newton. Three, ,v,iy.s Duvid Brewster. How liiyh is Ihe Aurora Horealis? Two rind a half niiU's high, Kiiys Lias. One him- lirud ami sixty-five miles, says Tw'ing. How far iio the sun from tiiu earth? Seventy-six nullio»ittUes,says Lm.r\^-n , eighty-two million miles, savs Hurnboldt: ninety million miles, says Henderson; one hundred and four million miles, says Mayer. Only a {little difference of twenty-eight million miles! These men say we do not agree in religion. Do they agree in science? Have they come up with solid front to assault our glorious Christianity? Even mathematicians do not agree. Taylor's Logarithms are found to have faults in them. The French metric system hns wrong calculations. Talk about exact sciences! They are inexact. As far as with my "little knowledge I have been able to explo:e, the only exact science is Christianity. There is nothing under which you so appropriately write, "Quod erat demoastrandum." '•Gentlemen of the jury, have you agreed upon your verdict?''^ the court or the clerk says to tho jury, having been out all night, on coining in. "Have you agreed on your verdict?" If they say yes, the verdict is taken and recorded. If they say, "No, we have not agreed," they are sent back to the jury room. If one juryman should say, "I think the man is guilty of murder," and another juryman should say, "I think he is guilty of manslaughter," and another juryman should say, "1 think he is guilty of assault and battery with intent to kill," the judge would lose his patience and say, "Go back to your room now, and make up a verdict; agree ou something." Well, my friends, there has been a great trial going on for centuries and for ages, between Scepticism, the plaintiff, versus Christianity, the defendant. The scientists have been impanelled and sworn on the jury. They have been gone for centuries, some of them, and they come back, and we say, "Gentlemen of the jury, have you agreed upon a verdict?" They say. "No, we have not agreed." Then we say, "Go back for a few more centuries, and then come in and see if you can agree, see if you can render some verdict." Now, there is not the meanest prisoner in the Tombs court who would bo condemned by a jury that could not agree, and yet you expect us to renounce our glorious Christianity for sueh a miserable verdict as these men have rendered, they themselves not having been able to agree. But my subject shall no longer be defensive; it must be aggressive. I must showiyou that instead of Christianity falling back, it is on the march, and that the coming religion of the world is tp bo the religion of the Lord Jesus Christ ten thousand times intensified. It is to take possession of everything—of all laws, ail manners, all customs,- all cities, all nations. It is going tp bo so mighty as compared with what it has been, so much more mighty that it will seem almost like a new religion. 1 adopt this theory, because Christianity has gone on straight ahead notwithstanding ail .the bombardment; and infidelity has not destroyed a church, or crippled a minister, or rooted out one verse of the bible, and now thoir nmmtiniti n seems to be pretty much exhausted'. They cannot get anything new against Christianity; and if Christianity has gone on under the bombardment of centuries and still continues to advance, may we not conclude that the powder and shot of of the other side seem to be exhausted, Christianity is going on with more rapid stride? I find an encouraging fact in the thought that- the secular press in this clay and tho pulpit seem harnessed in tho same team for the proclamation of the gospel. To-morrow there will not be a banker on \Vall street, or State street, or Third street, who will not havu in his poc-ket or on his table treatises on Christianity, calls to re- pentence and scripture passages, twenty or thirty of them, in the reports of the Christian churches of this city aud other cities. U'hy, that thing would have been impossible a few years ago. Now, ou Monday morninsr ami Monday evening, the secular press spreads abroad more religious truth than all tho tract societies of tlio country spread in the other six days. Blessed be the tract societies! \Ve hail them and we hail these others, 1 say it would have been impossible a few years ago. Hundreds of letters would have come to the secular newspaper offices, saying: "Stop my paper; we have religion on Sunday; don't give us any through the week. Stop my paper." But I have been told thai many of the secular papers have their largest circulation on Monday morning, and the whole population of this country are becoming sermon readers. Besides that, have you not noticed that papers proclaiming themselves secular almost every week have religious discussion in them? Go back a few years, when there was not u decent paper in the United States that had not a discussion on the doctrine of eternal punishment. Small wits made merry, 1 know, but there was not an intelligent man in the United States that as a result of that controversy in regard to eternal punishment did not ask himself the question, "What is to be my eternal destiny?" and so some years ago, when Tynclall offered his prayer guaffe there was not u secular paper in tho United states that did not discuss the question: "Does God ever answer prayer? May tha creature impress the Creator?" Are not all these facts encouraging to every Christian and every philanthropist? Besides that, tho rising generation are being saturated with gospel truth as no other generation, by this international series of Sunday school lessons. Formerly tho children wore expected only to nibble at the little infantile scripture stories, but now they are taken from Genesis to Jievel- atiou, tho strongest minds of the country explaining tho lessons to tho teachers, and the teachers explaining them to the classes; and we are going to have in this country 5,001),OOo youth forestalled for Christianity. Hear it! Hear it! Besides that, you must have noticed if you have talked on these great themes, that they are finding out lhat while science is grand in secular directions, worldly philosophy grand in secular directions, they cannot give any comfort to a soul in trouble. 'Talking with men on steamboats aud rail-cars I find they.arc coming back to the comfort of tho gospel. T,lu'y say: "Somehow human scienco don't comfort me when I have any trouble, and 1 must try something elise;" and >-hey arc trying tho gospel. 'Jake you.™ hcieniiliu" consolation to that mother wl.o has just !o.^>t her child. Apply the do'.arine oi tlio '•Survival"of the fittest;" toll he: that her child died because i's life was not wevth as much as the life of QUO that lived. Try that, if yoli dare. Go to that dying man /with yottr transcendental phra.seolbgy, and tell him he ought to have confidence in the great "to be," and the everlasting "now,' 1 and the eternal "what is it?" and go on with your consolation and see if he is comforted. Go to the woman who has lost her husband, and tell her it was a geological necessity that that man passed out of existence, just as the megatherium disappeared in' order to make room for a higher style of creation, and go on with your consolation and tell her that there is a possibility that ten million years from now we ourselves may be geological specimens on the geological shelf, petrified specimens of the extinct human race! And after you have got all through with your consolation, if tlio poor afflicted soul is not utterly crazed, I will send out the plainest Christian from my church, and with one-half hotir of prayer and the reading of scripture promises, the tears will be stayed, and the consolation and the joy in that house will be like the calmness of an Indian summer sunset. There will be a glory flooding the lit use from floor to cupola. Oh! people are finding out themselves —and they all have troubles—they find that philosophy and science do not help them when there is a dead babe in the house. They are coming back to our glorious old-fashioned sympathetic religion. O,"young man! do not be ashamed to be found on the side of the bible. Do not join those .young men who in this day put their thumbs in their vest, and swagger about the streets and the stores, talking about the glorious nineteenth century, about its light being sufficient without any bible, and without any Christ, and without any -Gocl. The time is coming—we may not live to see it, but I should not be surprised if we did see it—when this whole conn- try is • to be one great church, the forests the aisles, the Allegjiany and the Rocky moimtains, the pillars, the chain of inland lakes, the baptistries, and the worship, the Hallelujah Chorus unto him who was, and is, and shall be evermore. O! come over to the majority—come under the banners ofEmanuel. Vcruon was the son of an English squire. He was Drought up in great elegance. There was a man working on the place by the name of Ralph. Vernon used to often talk with Ralph. After aw.hile Vernon when off to college, and came back with his mind full o t f scepticism. He talked his scepticism to Ralph the workman. After awhile Veruon went from home again, was gone for years, came buck, and among 1 his first questions when jetting home was, "Where is Kalph?" "0!" said the father, "Ralph is in prison waiting for the day of execution." Vernon hastened to see Ralph. Ralph, looking through the wicket of the prison, s.dd, "Vernon, how good you are to come and see me! I am rlad to see you. I hardly expected you would come and see me. 1 don't blame you, I don't blame anybody; I only blame myself; but, Vernon, I want you to promise me one thing. Will you?" Vernon replied, "i will." "I want you to promise me never to talk scepticism in the presence of anybody. Von see it might do them harm. \Yhen you used to say there was nothing in the bible, and it didn't make any difference how we lived, we would come out happy at the last, somehow it had a bad influence upon me. and I went from bud to worse until I am here, and I mu^ die for my crimes." By almost superhuman effort thesentence was changed, and he was to be transported to another country for life. The ship going there was wrecked on Van Dieman's Land. Among those who perished was Ralph, the victim of Vernon's scepticism. Vernon tells the story to-day with tears and a broken lieart; but it is too la'te! Oh! do not talk scepticism,do not talk scepticism. Let God be u-ue, though every man be iound a liar. T ItB AUfiiC ULTUE AL \\ OKLU. OF S10MJ3.VT TO INDL'S- Tniotis THNS AND FEATHETTT) A largo flsh hawk lately captured a trout frqm the creek at Seaberry Settlement, N. Y., aud while devouring the fish was attacked by a mink. A terrific fight ensued, which resulted in the death of the mink. A gasoline stove exploded in JJ 01 ' 1 "' 3 ' bown, Pa., and a 5-year-old child was burned to death. A faithful dog tore all the child's clothing- off in his efforts to rescue the child, and the dead body of the animal was found by the child's side after the fire. A business man of Coif ax, Wash., proposes to stock that country with CHiiuese pheasants. A large poultry house has been built at his home and de has hatched out forty young birds on the place. Many more eggs are wjin his incubator. His hens have laid ovor 300 eggs, but none of them lias yet offered to sit. A paradise fish in a tank ni a, Now Yoi'k show window is surrounded by hundred or so of the young, that appear as mere bubbles darting here aud there. If a finger be held near she surface the fish snaps at it viciously; if the fry sink to the bottom it will take them in its mouth aud lift them to the weeds at tha top. That's a great fish," said the owner. "It's an excellent parent, and takes as much care of the little fellowa aa creatures of more alleged intelligence. We had to take away the mate and put it into a separate tank because it was eating the young ones. No, i| isn't a she. This is the father. Tha mother is over there by herself." TREES AND THEIR ENEMIES, It is asserted that the best, strongest and most fibrous material in the shape of wood now used as pulp for paper, is made from spruce logs. The mountains of Guatemala (meaning full of trees) are covered with magnificent forests, and the country 'takes its name from them. One of its principal products is gutta percha; dye-woods and other tropical trees abound. A curious tree growth has been noticed in Key West, I'Ua. Tha date palm is growing from tha hollow of an Indian fig or banyan tree, amJ is apparently supported by the rootlc'l.s of the fig true,, which ola.-jp the da to. for somo distance. Tho banyau is a small one, having only three trunks, tVlmt In Good Food for All Fnrm Ai.liimlN :uut .Ciin Be Fed to- Artvnn- tng;e in Many Sections—Many Matters of Interest. At the prices now realized for wheat, It is n question with many of our farmers whether they had not bettor feed 'it rather than sell. Answering one •such question through the Jlroeders' Gazette, Prof. Henry, of the Wisconsin station, says: "Our correspond mt lit ings up a very interesting subject atkl one piK-ullarly proper to discuss at this time, when wheat has touched tho lowest value in our grain • markets known for a long time. The composition of wheat is shown in the following table 1 , where I have compared it with oats, corn and wheat middlings. Table showing the digestible constituents hi 100 pounds: Crude protein. Carbohydrates. Kill. 0-1.1 > 4-1,7 C2.7 1.4 4.1 4.2 2.!) Wheat ____ ' ..... !>.ii Oats ............ !>.! Com ............ 7. 1. Wheat; middlings..!^.- A study of the above table shows that wheat is about as rich in protein. which goes to build up ilu> muscle, as is oats; that it is considerably richer than corn even in muscle food, but not so rich as wheat middlings, which Is derived from the wh.'iit gni'n in the process of milling. In Ihe carbohy- il rates, the starchy matter, wheat stands highest In the list, excelling even corn, and far ahead of wheat middlings or oats. The starchy mailer is (he fuel for the body, a portion ol! which may bo stored up as fat when not needed at once. I cannot but regard wheat as approaching the nearest perfection for stock food of any of our grains, everything considered. The oat grain being surrounded by a husk is the safest grain we have for stock feeding, .for the reason that animals are not so easily overfed, 1ml; aside from this marked advantage for the oat grain I should put; wheat ahead, since a hundred pounds of it furnishes more real nutriment. Tho only possible danger in feeding wheat arises from the fact that there is no enveloping husk about, the grain, and the careless feeder gives the animal the concentrated grain- too liberally and derangement ol! (he digestive apparatus may follow. Wheat can be fed rolled or coarsely ground or may be soaked. II. should be prepared in some way before being fed. though we have fed at this (.station small quantities without: preparation wilh (mite satisfactory results. Much will depend upon the way in which th<? horses masticate the food. The best. Conn of preparation. no doubt. Is rolling, the name as barley is rolled for horses on the .Pacific slope. In the process of rolling the grains are simply flattened but. not torn apart. In this form the food seems to lie light. in the stomach and to be easily digested. CJ round wheat may be mixed with bran to lighten it, or may lie spread over moistened ehalTed liay Ihe same as shorts or other ground feed. The present, time calls for a special study in this direction. I'or wheat; is selling at. ruinously low prices. II; would be si good thing for Ihe market if ten or fifteen million bushels wore fed to our stock, as what: was left would probably living as largo a sum toiai as if it we're sill sold. No. 1 hard was selling a week ago in Ihe North wrsl country at forty-live cents per bushel, and whiter wheat, could not have been bringing more than ihiry or liiirly-live cenis in Western* Ksinsus. Where stockmen .are in need of feed, wheat in such seclions will often be found cheaper than corn or other grain, and I advise its free use. I!IMV <i> C'li-aii a FIIIMII Hirpiirniiir. After the milk has run through the machine, pour warm water through till it begins to come out clear; then take the bowl apart; and wash the inside fixtures in water in which has been dissolved a small quantity of soda, scrubbing the parts with a brush —not a soft paint brush, but a still' one made for the purpose, says C. 1*. Good. rich in Kural New Yorker. Cream can be handled all right in the hottest weather without ice, if you have plenty of cold water. When the {•ream is separated, run it. into common shotgun cans and Immediately set them in water which will cool the cream down to GO deg. or a little below. Held at thai; temperature, it ought to keep sweet forty-eight hours. It is better to mix before it becomes sour, but if this is not done before, it should be mixed twenty-four hours before churning, so as to insure a perfectly even ripening of the whole— for this is absolutely necessary to get an exhaustive churning. l<'or Ihe past two years 1 have used a farm separator in my dairy. The milk is separated at the barn as fast as it. is milked from the cows. Doing as I have stated ton minutes' time is enough to clean tho separator by one who is used to it. We have water from a well at u temperature of r>() dcg., pumped wilh a wind mill, and have no I rouble at all In handling the cream. of OnlM lt> Soiv. 1'rof. Hays of North Dakota station in bulletin 10 reports a test in sowing different. quantHcs of oats in 1892. Four to 12 pecks per acre wore applied to different plats. The best, yields were obtained from land sowed at the rale of (i to 12 pecks/!) giving a liltle the largest quantity. Other stations have made similar tests. South Dakota hi 1S8U sowed 7 to 1.1 pecks, getting best results from plats seeded with 0 to 11, 1.0 giving highest yield. Ohio in threo years' trial were most successful In applying 5 to 12 pecks per acre. In Illinois after four years of experimenting with 4 to li» piH'ks, 8 to It! were found to give highest yields. Climate ruul tho kind of seed bed in which t'hefwlr the condition of the soil, fertility and the kind - of seed bed in which ace planted, are factors in -determining tlie amount of seed required. Tlieso practical tests give about the range in different sections for particular years. A weU-pvepnfed seed smaller quantity than a moist soil less than a kernels will then fail ihese tests for a guide, of soil and climatic ' seed need be wasted be sown. bed needs a a poor'one nnd dry one, as few to grow. With , good judgment .Conditions, little and yet enough Aliisorlilnp: till* Odor From Milk. When tho.milk is first drawn from the cow it, has an odor of blood or flesh, which is disagreeable to some persons. But; this odor quickly disappears as the milk cools, and tlnw the advanced dairymen make use of tho airing apparatus to reach this end as quickly ami effectively as possible. Tho milk is poured from one psiil lo another through si strainer so as to expose it to tho air as much as possible, and in this exposure to the air the volatile odor is got rid of. That it is necessary for tho best results In butter making is shown by the fact that butter made from unaired milk set in close pans will spoil very quickly, while the butter is much improved when the milk is aired. The same is reached by heating the milk to 150 (leg., by which the odor is evaporated, hi the cold setting of milk it is indispensable that the cans be left uncovered, or this odor Is sure to be retained, except in what, is known as the submerged or Conley system, hi which the cans are submerged In water, and the odor is absorbed by the water. If this thing is tested by setting some fresh milk In a closely-covered pail in eold water, there 1 will be found an offensive liquid trickling tlowu the cover, which contains this (Morons matter concentrated. Focil for CIilcUciiM, Our illustration, which we re-engrave from Farm and Fireside, shows a simple contrivance to cover a feed dish for young chickens. Simply attach a handle to an old box or basket and make entrance holes of a diameter sufficient to penriit the young chickens to enter. First remove tho bottom o£ the box or basket. The object of this C»c<i> for FuiMliiiiv Cliirkcna. food cover Is to protect, tin? food o£ young c'hlckous from tho older ones. It costs but; si trillo :ind will bo found very usi'ful, especially when feeding tin 1 young on food purposely prepared for thcin. Mace the food in ;i dish or trough and sot tho fowler over il. Mi'lou :ui«l KolKipro. If one Is going to exhibit melons try and grow tiioh so Unit. :i bit of the fo- li.Mgo win accompany thorn MS it shows them off to a good advantage. The same jihin is a good one for serving melon on special occasions, as at banquets. Any fruit; served with u bit of AW^XW^ foliage gives a pleasing effect, and usually the foliage of (lie fruit: itself is just; the thing. ICven ;i dish of grapes should hsive si few leaves for the clusters Jo lie fin; or sometimes tho clusters can be so cut that a portion may have the leaves aud branches together as they grew. Sonic J'illiy Pointer*. The demand for scrubs is at present not; large. JMilk sit, regular hours. The cows do belter for it. Chum early hi the morning; don't wait till tho air becomoH hoati-.d. Keep hens sit work. An idle hen is never a good layer. Broken crock fry ware and broken china make good sharp grit. Once working of butler (ills tho bill, and the main tiling is not to overdo it. Beans aud peas cooked anil thick-, cued with bran make good food for laying hens. Ducks can be raised without a pond; they are often less trouble without one. Give the cows some sweet corn. If you have none, feed Held corn. Yon csin't, afford to have them dry up. Stir the cream in the cream jsir every time an addition is made, and stir from Ihe bottom. Uneven ripening means less of fat in Hie buttermilk. Hard times did not take root in good dairy localities. Tho creameries paid cash sis usual ami tho farmers do not know the times are hard. Ducks nnd geese spoil their food by walking over it, heace it is not advisable to food hens in tho same place, sis they are much more particular. Peculiarly formed, double-yolked or unnaturally shaped oggs of any kind are said to bo caused by hens being too fat. Chickens do not need meat scraps whore they luivo the run of tho farm. Tho bugs and insects they gather are ample food In the moat >Jne, Watch the prices of mill feeds and byproducts from breweries. They are cheap foods and can bo used with profit. Success iii raising hogs depends upon good breeding, feeding and general care. "Bad luck" is another expression for poor management. Geese can be nicked U or 4 times (luring spring ami summer, and in this way .made profitable. But the feathers should bo pulled ouly when they ure ripe. JL.

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