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SEBMON, ON tHfe SUBJECT: ."MASTER OF THE from the Zieljftrliih H,, 4; Tonne Stan.** Bible *«*t: "Run, Speak to This There was no snow on the beard of the prophet of my text, and no crows'- feet had left their mark ne&r his eyes. Zechariah was a young man, and in a ;day-dream he saw and heard two an',gels talking about the rebuilding of the city of Jerusalem. One of these angels desires'that young Zechariah should be : weli informed aoout the rebuilding of that city, its circumference and the .height of its walls, and he says to the other angels, "Run, speak to this young man." Do not walk, but run, for the message is urgent and imminent. every young man needs to have diate advice about the dimensions, tne height, and the circumference of that which, under God, he is to build, name- •ly, his own character and destiny. NO slow or laggard pace will do. A little farther on, and counsel will be of no advantage. Swift-footed must be the practical and important suggestions, or they might as well never be made at all. Run at the pace of five miles the hour, and speak to that young man le-al agitation dropped dead. Not only that, tout it makes enemies out of friends, and makes enemies more virulent, and angftr is partial or consum- matei suicide. Great attorneys, understanding this, have often won their cause by wilfully throwing the opposing counsel into a rage. There Is one man you must manage, or one woman you must control, In order to please God and make life a success, and that is yourself. There ate drawbridges to every castle by which you may keep out of your nature foreign foes, but no man has a defense against himself unless It be a divine defense. Out of the millions of the human race there is So Run, before this year of 1898 is ended. Run before Jhis century is closed. Run, before his character is Inexorably decided for two worlds, this world and the next. How many of us have found out by long and bitter experience things that we ought to have been told before we were twenty-five years of age. Now, I propose to tell you some things, which, if you will seriously and .prayerfully observe, will make you master of the situation in which you are now placed, and master of every situation in which you ever will be placed. And In order that my subject may be climacteric, I begin on the outside edge of that advice, which will be more and more Important as the subject unfolds. ' Now, If you would be master of the • 'situation, do not expend money before you get it. How many young men irretrievably mortgage their future because of resources that are quite sure to be theirs. Have the money either in your hand, or in a safety deposit, or in a bank, or in a United States bond before you make purchases, or go into ^expensive enterprises, or hitch a 'spanking team to a glittering turnout, or contract for the building of a mansion on the Potomac or the Hudson. 'DO not depend on an inheritance from lyour father or uncle. The old man may live on a good deal longer than you 'expect, and the day of your enforced payment may come before the day o£ his decease. You cannot depend upon rheumatism or heart failure or senility 'to do its work. Longevity Is so wonderfully improved that you cannot depend upon people dying when you think they ought to. They live to be septuagenarians, or octogenarians, and meanwhile their heirs go into bankruptcy, or, tempted to forgery, or misappropriation of trust funds, or water- ,ing of railroad or mining stock, go into the penitentiary. Neither had you only one person who can do you permanent and everlasting harm, and that is the being that walks under youir own hat and in your own shoes. The hardest realm that you will ever have to govern is the realm between your scalp and heel. The most dangerous cargo a ship can,carry is dynamite, and the most perilous thing in one's nature s an explosive temper. If your nature is hopelessly irascible and ^mpestuous then dramatize placidity. H the ship is on fire and you cannot extinguish the flames, at any rate keep down the hatches. When at some injustice inflicted upon you, or some insult offered, or some wrong done, the best thing for you to say Is to say nothing, anu tl» best thing for you to write is to write nothing. If the meanness done you Is unbearable, or you must express yourself or die, then I commend a plan that I have once or twice successfully adopted. Take a sheet of paper. Date it at your home or office. Then put the wrong-doer's name at the head of the letter-page, without any prefix 01 "Colonel" or suffix of "D. D," and begin with no term of courtesy, but a bold and abrupt "Sir." Then follow It with a statement of the wrong he has done you, and of the Indignation you have felt. Put into it the strongest terms of execration you can employ without being profane. Sign yo.:r name to the red-hot epistle. Fold It Envelope it. Direct it plainly to the man who has done you wrong, i the letter a week, or two weeks. 1^ body, mlfld and soul, the near six thousand-year-old religion of the Bible Why so? Because, the large majority of people qu« this life before ; wenty-five years of age, and the possibility is that if you do hot take possession of this religion,' and religion does not take possession ot you while you are young, you will never come into alliance. Mrs. McKinley, the. Bother of our president, said to me at tne White House: "I am living on borrowed time, for I am over eighty years of age." My reply to her was the reply. I make to you: "All those who are over fifteen years of age are living on borrowed time, since the majority of people go out of the world before fifteen years of age." * * * More young men WoUld take this advantage which I speak of If they did not have the notion that religion puts one into depressing process. They have heard, for instance, the absurd preachment: "You ought to live every day as though it were your last. Such a lachrymose man I would not want anywhere around me. On the contrary, you ought to live as though you were going to live a great while in AKD MATTERS OF INTEREST TO AGRICULTURISTS 8otn« Mvntlon of the Soil fliereot—Horticulture, ftorlcnltnr*. Abont *** TTild Oat« tree yet that & f otjn(i - h f °f f 001B1 would not attack. It may be that Xe flat-beaded borer attacks only un- trees The difference between be told by the location on Carry be, and then destroy name, destroy it! Let me „,„ ^ know how you meet that first great offense and I will tell you whether your life Is to be a triumph or a failure. You see, equipoise at such a time means so many things: It means self-control. It means a capacity to foresee results. It means a confidence n your own integrity. It means a faith in the Lord God that he will see you through. Aeain- If you would be master of the situation, put the ^Interpretation on the character and behavior of others Do .not be looking for hypocrites in churches, or thieving among domestic servants, or swindlers among business men, or malfeasance in office. There IB much in life to make men sus- plcous of others, and when that characteristic of suspicion becomes dominant a man has secured his own unhap- plness, and he has become an offense £ all circles, religious, commercial and. Political The man who moves for a fe^^-.~~ jr U U ITV-»VO V '*O »'*'•• — v • i 4^ this world; and to live forever in the next world. There is no smell of varnish of coffin-lids in our genuine religion. Get in right relation with God through Jesus Christ, and you need uot bother yourself the rest of your life for two minutes about your death or about your funeral. Here is a manly religion, one that will extirpate from your nature all that ought to be extirpated, and irradiate it with every virtue, and make it glow with every anticipation. Do not postpone to the fifties or even the forties of your life that which.you can be and do in the twenties or thirties. If you do not amount to much before forty years of age, you will never amount to much. Young man, start right, and the only way to start right is to put yourself Into companionship with the best friend a young man ever had—Christ the Lord. He will give you equipoise amid the rocking of life's uncertainties. He will support you in a day of loss. He will direct you when you come to the forks of the road and know not which road to take. He will guide you in your home life, If you are wise enough to have a home of your own. If you live on to great prosperity He will show you how to manage a fortune. If your earthly projects fall On this page we illustrate what Is called "wild oat." This is one of the most troublesome of weeds in certain sections of the country, devoted largely to the production of wheat. If tne wild oat be found in the vegetable garden it is an easy matter to get rw of it, but Its principal developing ground being in the grain field it becomes very difficult of eradication. The wild oat grows to a height of from one to four feet, according to season and soil. In any case It $rows taller than the wheat or oats with which it is found. It seeds earlier than the other grains and thus at harvest time the wild oat has already seeded itself. Were this seeding later than that of the other grains it would be an easy matter to get it off the ground before it had established conditions making certain a crop the following year. t In some parts of the west the loss from this weed is' very great. Not only does the plant grow up with the grain and use the nourishment that is in tended for the desired crop, but its seed 1 mingling with the grain crop causes a great reduction in the allowed weigh the tree makes no enrerenuo ^ him. He goes right on with his Work till fhe tree S killed at that point and breaks off. The flat-headed borer completes his life history in one year while the round-headed borer takes three years to complete his life history. the nears • —•^••••MMMMti Good Digestion Walts on appetite, or it shottM &o so, btti tbia can be only when the stomach la 14 a healthy Condition. Hood's SstBApaMlla gtf tones and strengthens the Btomteh that It digests food easily and naturally and then all dyspeptic troubles vanish. Mood's Sarsaparilla Is America's Greatest Medicine, jprlee |i. cure ffiet Ms. , to cents. of the grain. Loss from this cause put at from 1 to 25 per cent of the total weight of grain in some sections. The manner of fighting it is worthy ot consideration. In a field thickly infested with the seed of the wild oat it will be found of little use to continue seeding grain. Either the land must be put into a hoed crop, used for a pasture or left-fallow for some time. The latter is not advisable if the country be full of weeds. Some follow the plan of turning up a badly infested field, aowing wheat or other grain '.hat frill wne for pasturage. The wild oat and you are put in financial straits, He will see to it that that is the best condition for your soul, and the discipline and the hardship will make you more and more of a man. If you live on to old age, He will make the twilight as bright as, and evening perhaps The world tu „„« v , m an, but a sleuth-hound. better spread yourself out because of ' nice people, generous people , .. „„„ „„. ia im ^^ dolQg theip bes t_good wives, good fathers, eood mothers, good governors, good state and national legislators, good rulers Does some man growl out, ha<? not been my experience, Sink°iust the oppositer L Wen^my brother, I am sorry for and I the fifteen or twenty per cent you expect from an investment. Most cf the fifteen or twenty per cent investments are apt to pay nothing save the privilege of being assessed to meet the obligations of the company in the affairs of which you get Involved. Better get three and a half per cent from a government bond than be promised fifteen ner cent from a dividend which will never be declared, or paid only once or twice, so as to tftnpt you deeper In before the grand smash-up, and you receive, instead of a payment of dividends a letter from the president and secretary of the company saying they are very sorry. ^ ; Do not say you have no chance, but - man> and you win. u«i «« remember Isaac Newton, the greatest on y twng to ^ and the worid astronomer of his day, once peddling • tt * - - --— v—.n B «n« cabbages in the street; and Martin Luther, singing on the public square for any pennies that he might pick up; John Bunyan, mending kettles; the late Judge Bradley, of the and that you had fortunate" ancestry, and that yoi kent such bad company, and had sucn discouraging environment. I notice that after a man has been making a violenttirade against his fellow-men he is on his way down, and if he live ion? enough he will be asking you for 5Quarter of a dollar to get a drink or a -i^^JTm^TS brighter than, .was the morning twilight, and when your work on earth is done, the gates of a better world will open on expansions and enthronements and felicities which St. John describes, sometimes as orchards, sometimes as shaded streets, and sometimes as a crystaline river, and sometimes as an orchestra with mighty instruments, blown on by lips cherubic, or thrummed by fingers seraphic, and inhabitants always tearless, and songful, and respondent, so that the mightiest calamity of the universe Is the portion of that one who falls to enter It. Young man, seek only elevating and Improving companionship. Do not let the last scion of a noble family, a fellow with a big name but bad habits, for he drinks and swears and is dissolute, take your arm to walk down the street, or spend an evening with you, either at your room or his room. Remember that sin is the most expensive thing in God's universe. I have read " that Sir Brasil, the Knight, tired out with the chase, had a falcon on his wrist, as they did in days of falconry, when with hawks or falcons they went forth to bring down partridges, or grouse, or pigeons, and being very thirsty, came to a stream struggling springs up with this and the cattle or other stock eat both down to the ground. The wild oat is thus prevented from ripening Us seed. The land is turned under in the fall and wheat sown at once. This, of course, applies to winter wheat growing regions. In snrlng wheat sections the land would be plowed up in the fall or early spring before a crop of wild oat seed could find Its way from adjacent nelgh- | borhoods. fective against rabbits. Mr. Stanton-I Want to say a word to farmers about planting i"«er If you do not thin them out every yea r before they come Mo bearing, when they do commence to bear_ they will bear such a large ^^ntlty that It will break the trees. I would cut back at least half the new wood each year till the bearing period begins There is no danger of producing blight by trimming, at least not in Illinois but this may not be true of any other ex cept the Kelfer pear. Q.-Does the Kelfer pear fertilize ltB Mr. ? Stanton-I think that the Keifer pear should be planted near other pear trees. Mr Augustine—Mr. Stanton lives in the extreme southern part of Illinois. If we in this part of the state, were to cut back the Keifer pear trees, or any other kind of pear trees, we would not have any pears in a few years. In the southern part of the state pear, trees do not grow so rapidly as they do here; we have to stop the cultivation of trees early so they will not grow too much. As to trimming, I would say get a good top and then forever after keep tho knife off. 5 " Kansas Sugar Beets. . From Farmers' Review: Prof. Willard is receiving the "heaviest mail" o.. any man in the state just now. A few days ago it was necessary to call in the services of a drayman to have it delivered at the college. All this Is because of the active interest of the farmers of Kansas in the investigation of the sugar beet industry which the Kansas Experiment Station is carrying on at the Agricultural College. About seventy-five samples of beets have been analyzed thus far this season. The percentage of sugar In the juice ranges from 7 to 18. The average is about 10 per cent. The highest percentage comes from Cloud county, Mr. A. Miingev of Hollis having sent in two samples which contained 17.21 per cent and 16.59 per cent respectively. Kearney county sends in the second best samples, J. W. Songstreth and H. C. Nichols of Lakin each having sent in samples which contained 16.3 per cent and 16.18 of sugar respectively. Other counties which have sent in samples that contained from 13.21 per cent to 16 18 per cent of sugar are Reno, Har- Washington and named locations have demonstrated that they can grow sugar beets rich enough for the manufacture of sugar. The next problem for them to solve will be the cost of building and operating a factory, as compared with the running expenses of factories elsewhere. Upon this comparison will probably devolve the future of the sugar beet Industry in Kan- After the Wedding. The woman in black—He'sherl /ovi know, but sh« really blushed UfeeL a young 1 pirl all through the ceremony.! The woman in mauve, yellow and! preen—I don't wonderl Just look! what she was marrying! THE HOPE OF THE CONt iNENtil Western Canada the "Bread Basket ot] the Empire." The attention directed to the wheat 1 fields of western Canada during the i past year has caused thousands of set* 1 tiers from different parts of the Unit* ed States to make their homes there during the past few months. They re* port that their experience corroborates what had been told them of that wonderful country, and they are sending back to their friends most favorable reports. During the past summer a number of Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota editors visited western Can-' ada, and the following extracts are from a very flattering letter written' for the Germania of Milwaukee by Its, able contributor, Prof. Sheridan: "The numerous elevators along the | line, towering so far abgve the surrounding country that they may be seen for many miles distant, sufficiently indicate that the chief industry ia the growing of wheat. At the village of Indian Head more than a million bushels of wheat were marketed last year. This was but a fraction of the amount of the same product marketed at the larger cities of Brandon and Re- vey, Greenwood, Clark. The above. glna. At Indian Head the representative of the Germania was told by a I farmer that he was about to harvest | his third crop of wheat from the farm upon one ploughing given it the fall | of 1895, the crops of the current year and of last year having been sown upon the stubble of the preceding crop. This farmer expected a yield of not less than forty bushels to the acre. The I farms are very large. The absence of " hills and rocks contributes to making farming on a large scale an easy matter There was an abundance of evidence that the country surrounding the cities named above is an extensive region of fertile lands, furnishing as,] great an' opportunity for cattle-raising and dairying as for the growing ot I wheat." "We were surprised to find here a rich growth of nearly every species ol cultivable plant known in Wisconsin. Various species of trees were growing, showing that its soil and its climate I are favorable to the growth of forests,! The writer had never seen a moreT promising growth of wheat, oats, and ] garden vegetables than was observed j here. The experimental farm of Wisconsin, located at Madison, produces | nothing better." "The people along the line of tnej railroad, however, assured ua that W were still far distant from the northern limit of the wheat-growing belt.J and that five- hundred miles farther! north wheat and other agricultural nroducts were cultivated with success. The inhabitants do not depend solely unon the growing of wheat, but utilize vast acres in raising cattle. The grow-l ing grain and vegetables showed that a plentiful supply of rain had taller during the current year." J • -From this city (Calgary) our partjl was taken north 200 miles to Bdmon- town of 5,000 people situated sas. ITrencU on Tuberculosis. on, a on , the north Saskatchewan river. The Farmer's Orchard. At the meeting of the Central Illinois Horticultural society, H. Augustine spoke on the farmer's orchard for United States Supreme court, who was w"£ the son of a charcoal-burner; and Tur- I mated ner the painter, who was the son of ' and Lord dive, who saved of friends, and God's benediction everywhere about you. If you would be master of the situation, expect nothing from good luck, or haphazard, or gaming ad„-_,.,„.„<, in this time, when it is esti- gambllng exchanges money of about eighty million remark may be use- times in many a z ts lira asrJMK which he carried, and stopping the mouth-piece of his bugle with a tuft of moss, he put this extemporized cup under the water which came down, drop by drop, from the rock until the Bulletin 61, Minnesota Experiment Station—France is attempting to deal with this question, but the plan in operation is as yet very incomplete and imperfect. However, there are some good points in the French plan to be noted' among the poor ones. No cattle can be brought into France except sound ones as shown by the tuberculin on country at this point is beautiful, pre-1 seuting very much the appearance oil many sections in central and souther.)] Wisconsin. The people are engaged III mining for gold, and in raising whea,t,l Statoes and cattle; dairying is aao This valley seems to be fa ventures. cup was full, and then lifted it to drink, when the falcon he had re- " dollars • India to England, shipped by his father • when he bopes to get some . to Madras as a useless boy whom he i mau . . , wanted to get rid of; and Prldeaux. the •world renowned scholar and theologian, 'ecour'ng pots and pans to work his way '•through college; and the mother of the for which he does not give an , and there are fifty kinds of Stand aloof from all of Understand that the gambling spirit is a disease, and the more sue- *^ . _ • AI. _ w* n*ti*i nftntc I r» vrtll late William F. Dodge, the phllantbro- ^^j you a re, the more certs.In you trist and magnificent man, keeping a . 'i^t on to your own ruin, thread and needle store; and Peter a « to 6° r ^nt on i y Cooper, who worked on small wages Agaln . lt you would be master of }n a glue factory, living to give five situation, never adiourn until to- fcundred thousand dollars tor toe IM - „ wh ,. vou - - - ~- toundlng of, an Institute that has al- ' ^ orrow what you r educated thousands ot the poor and daughters of America; and The happy and Insplr- and exhausting i the difference and — ,-,- , between work behind you and work be- that VOU you. wait circumstances till next bow to BO up and take It, * • » never t he ourse a Va8t Ior leased, with sudden swoop, dashed the cup from his hand. By the same process he filled the cup again, and was about to drink when the falcon by another swoop dashed down the cup. Enraged at this insolence and violence of the bird, he cried, "I will wring thy neck if thou doest that again," But having filled the cup a third time the falcon dashed it down. Then Sir Brasil with his fist struck the bird, which fluttered and looked lovingly and reproachfully at him and dropped dead. Then Sir Brasll, looking up to the top of the rock whence dripped the water, saw a great green serpent, coiled fold above fold, the venom from his mouth dropping Into that from which Sir Brasil had filled his cup. Then exclaimed the knight, "What a kind thing It was for the falcon to dash down that poisoned cup, and what a ead thing that I killed him, and what a narrow escape I.had!" Bo. now there are no more certainly waters that re* fresh than waters that poison. This moment there are thousands ot y.onn* men, unwittingly and not knowing what they do, taking Into their bugle- Tw of earthly joy that which is deadly because It drips from tte.jaws of that old serpent, the devil, and the dove ol God's SpW to W» d iy wa f«tog aashw down the cup! but again It 1,9 filled and a suitable soil can be found. If conditions are suitable it should'be placed to the north and west of the farm buildings. Well-drained land is generally good, on any side will do, but do not use slough land, even if it has been drained. Any kind of land should be drained, as drainage improves the condition of the ground, It Is best to have the ground subsoiled. Sub-soiling permits the rain water to distribute itself more quickly and evenly through the ground. Ground so treated can be easily penetrated by. the roots, which will then go down to a greater depth than in ground not subsoiled. A small orchard should be planted on every farm. Lay off the ground In check rows, senting outward evidences of tuberculosis or when one is found tuberculous at slaughter,-the herd from which it came is tested.' The owner has an option regarding the cattle that react; he may have them slaughtered at once and receive compensation from the government or he may keep them iso- followed. This valley folioweu. fflclent raijlfa ii to pro- a luxuriant growth of_grai L ana| bge tables, and timber The soli is very''fertile is abundant; Fields ot were obseTved that promise yield ot forty bushels per acre. TUe tna iy good farmhouses seen from tba er t of the prosper ty ana of the Norwes . ________ „ „ . ™th°ng of the vast extent of thel lated for six months and at the end of f 0 ™ 8 ! 11 " 8 ^ O f its great resources ime the must be slaughtered un- '. j ned to make it our mos the association the Northwest and ajre destl ned to make that time they must be slaughtered cjj aru „„„„„„„ .„ . der government inspection. If the , formlda ble .Commercial competitor W carcass is condemned, the owner loses the WO rld's markets for the sale oiWj all. One excellent feature in the French plan, is that all slaughter sH* * $y* " i| f'-*' ! " fTd* 1 -**"' * ^ r * "^ ' ^* vJ H"*J '• tj^y* if *'t ^ \ * • ^ * '' *„•*** " * *• -* K§1^ 'W r-r,:::/; thirty feet apart each way. The marks can be made with a plow, running the furrow deep, and then at the intersec^ tlons little digging will have to be done. Set out your trees one inch deeper than they were In the nursery rows. In setting the roots put fine dirt around the roots and work it in by agitating them. This Is to prevent the formation of air cavities under the roots. Throw In only enough water to pack the dirt around the roots. Pack In the dirt almost as solid as you wpuld around a fence post, You must be careful about this, for If the soil Is loosely packed the air wJU got In and dry out the roots. Do not tramp the top layer ot dirt, but Cleave that to act as a mulch. Plant only such trees and plants as are recommended by the horticultural society for the district jn which you live. Thus people Jiving In Central Illinois should not plant trees recommended only for southern Illinois. Cultivation Is necessary, and trees that are cultivated and healthy will not tall a prey to borers. li M.. punlap,~Mr. Augustine says tfcat welJtWHlvated ly»ea will not tall % prey to tee. borers. I fc&vs never iee» houses are under government or city supervision and the carcasses are there inspected by public officials, a plan that should be adopted in the near future by the larger American cities. Keeping; Kelfer fours. H. M. Dunlap says that the way to keep Keifer pears so that they will ripen up well is to put them in a box and shut them up tight, They should not be picked too green, which is the case when the pear hangs so tightly on the twig that you can hardly get the pear oft without taking the twig with it. The time to pjck the pear is when It IB ripe enough to separate readily from the twig. One man picked his pears when they were as hard as rocks, made a pile of them In his orchard and covered them with leaves and straw, intending to remove them when he had time. He left; them till about the end of October, and till after there bad been one or two pretty hard frosts. •When he uncovered them be was surprised to find them well ripened and beautifully colored. John Splann, says; I once thoiight that a trotting horse should wear an over draw check. I am comrinced It was a serious mistake. ricultural products We learned thai the Northwest Territory of Canada, iBl stead of being a barren waste, sitmu ui •"=**»& •* •«*» r , ,, 0 vt»i taught by our geographies of a quauei of a century ago, is capable of sustaui ins an empire of fifty millions ot peo pie." For further information Canadian Government Agent ment Interior, Ottawa, £»»»*• to N. Bartholomew, 306 Fifth St., Molnes, Iowa. The woman whose fur coat Is shed and ready to wear is the wishing for a cold snap. ___ Coughing Lends to Consumptlpn.^ Kemp's Balsam will stop the it once. Go to your druggist ( uid get a sample bottle free. !5 and 50 cent bottles. n " lelays are dangerous. Men take opposite sides on the roQ» ey question, but the majonty " the outside, __^ There Is a, Ola»s ot People iVho are injured by the use of < Recently there has been placed u> Go at she grocery stores a new salleclG&AlN'O, made of pure iha$. takes the place of coffee. nost delicate stomach, receives 11 H nit distress, and but few can ]| U-om coffee. It doe$ no.fccost O v .ey fourth as mwh. Children way- t with gyeat benefit. 16 cents sionts per package. Try it. r Uncle auptlon. first in tobacco con- Good te the native

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