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' IMPROVING THE SOIL.
Ckeee W1U A- M Watea All
Mesas Bar rail.
Clover succeeds woli n all soils where
there la sufficient xaoiature. It grow
iu t.w eastern and central states, and
aa far north aa Minnesota, but auceeeda
beat on the heavy land" na dark
toils of the south. Ic also suceeeds well
on aolla too poor U produce any other
arop of value. On cold clay uplands It
auceeeda well if tbe aurplua water la re
moved by the drainage. It grows most
hixurioualy in dark, loamy aoila with
a gravel or Band drainage, not too cloae
to the surface. Still by artificial drain
ace, and the application of etable and
bam yard manure, it can be made to
produce a heavy crop on stiff clay lands.
In any system of first-class farming, on
soils that will produce grain crops reg
ularly, it can be made to play an im
portant part and produce profitable
crops. Its Buccessful growth la the
west la only limited by the lack of mois
ture. It ia out of the question to grow
it on soil too wet or too dry. It can be
grown successfully in rotation with all
farm crops end we doubt not witn
many of the garden crops. The part it
takes in a rotation depends very much
on the section of country In which it is
grown, and the crop most In -demand.
Suffice It to say that we cannot get too
much of It. As a rule farmers are sat
isfied with too Httle. The shortest rota
tion profitable, running through a
series of yearn. Is one in which it occu
pies the land every third year, Say In
a rotation of corn, wheat and clover; or
of potatoes, whentnnd clover; or of corn,
rye nnd clover. here the hay crop is
proiituble one, clover and timothy
cun follow wheat. In the first crop of
buy the clover will predominate, the
second will be timothy in the main, tbe
fertilizing benefit of the clover stimu
lating the timothy to a remarkable de
gree. It Kbould be understood by farm
ers that in our great farming area,
where mixed farming is practiced, that
clover reaches the highest state of per
fection the second year after sowing.
Leavifig it to occupy the land longer
than this results in Ions. Very seldom
is the third year's crop as good as the
second. Usually not much more than
one-half aa good, aftentimes nearly a
complete failure. If there is a farmer
who grows wheat, corn and timothy on
his land, nnd thinks he cannot grow
clover, the best thing he can do is to
know why be cannot. By his system of
farming he or his progeny are sure to
come to want with the increasing pov
erty of the soil. On such lands, clover
will certainly thrive if the land la put
in proper mechanical condition. It will
do work in impoving the soil that no
other known agency will accomplsh as
well and perfectly. John M. Jamison,
In Frame Farmer.
HTALTHY SELDOM HTJKGRY.
! ELIJAH TCZ PROPT3T.
"IT II PNESS ft HEAD NOISES CURED
I I 7" U Is InMaotlr. Our INVISIBLE TUBS
LI L fl I Cushion halp whn all tlx fall, aa
Tawr. h1p .y. ""IIV""- P.0 '
Wh'M-ra heard. fnd to . II laoox Co., HS8
Pmr . 1 r Illustrated book pgg
Kiimii ..i'.h T'lMt iMiiiK u i vny dchcrnxioa.
sVanl. Hnk r Item, l.ont or Koniirt, or IIwt no
i Ices liiw rird uiirti'r tlilH lioml tor nne-halt cent
a wont Hr out" Inwrlinti mi nno-iciirt h cent.
'.fr' hiwIi milii-nH'iil ln.t'rtliii. (itllllt III-
MODEL FARM GATE.
Its Dralarnrr Calls It tke Cheapest aaa
Dest f All.
I inclose for the consideration of your
readers a sketch of farm gate the
lightest, cheapest and best of all. If
there ia a weak spot in it I would like
to have it located, and if there is any
way to make one with less lumber and
lnbnr. the mnn who knows the fnet
nhntild prove his pliiliintlirony by pub
lisliii!' It. Of t'tmitti' tliu (rati' cun b
v...'.lv iik full or i.j low i...y lie de
Hired Ly tming ninny or fi-u lio'iontal
bars. In the fketch I have employed
six which, cut 1 by 4 inches and properly
Nu-To-llau fur Fifty Cents.
ijiiar.intetd M ucco luiliit cure, mnl;e vrcuk
.neii ironi. tilmvl nurn Wo Ml rt"'""'''-
Ciii-riite Tour llnwrln With ('Mscnrota.
f.'iui'ly rnthnrtlc, cur conatlpntlnn forr-vcr.
Ov. yiu. It C C. C. fall, druciilKiH P'tuml money.
A lc fron I li- Clilor.
I'll c ilitur nf n li iicllni; mIiiIo mnT wrltea
If vim hml Ki on mv wile luit Jimeuuil wcrtn
-vft'or tiHiluy you wiiuld nut liclicve aliti wan
!m kimiu wiiiiiuii' Then aim n un lirokeu down
! ncrvoim debility anil aiilTi-reil tcrrilily from
. iiiKtiittliin nni alck hciuliivliu. Iliu'nu'a t't-l-i
ry kiint for the Nerves miiile her a well woliuia
I i i.nu moiitli.', W. II. Ileriunn, Troxel-
llle: .' i iitilleawnrtll Ac I'lnli. Mct'lilre; H. A.
Klirijilit. Allnn will kIvo yon a free amile
imkiii!!- ( tills great lierliul rcinixl- Ijiruc
-17.1'h ; and &Oc.
BBstWW1' a, . . i
IMSTKATOU'S NOTICE. Let
l. 'icrnof AdmiiiiHtrittion in tlieeH
' i. in i. nry Orulili, Sr., liilt of Centre lown-
.i.i'i unv.li.rfin. Ifii.. ilee'd.. liAvlnv lM!fn ffmlil
- I t i t Tn. iindiTHlKlied, nil p.-rwinn kimwlnifl
:ncinem'-i Indt'lited tomilit i-Hlule lire red uealed I
in iii,il;Q,lmtnedlute payment, wlillell-.o-e having those
rilii " -ii preNeiit uiuiu uuiy uuuiunuuuivu tu
UENKV II. GIU'IIB, Adm r.
.1 1'-n'i (illl.elt, Att'y.
ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE Let-tnt-H
(if AdiuiniHtration in the
batata ill HeO. Kurn, list n of MlilUlebUrjfll,
Hny.ler enmity, dee d, liavinR Iwien (rnnted
to tin) undersigned, all persona knowing tliem.
selves I iidel'leil to said estate are requested to
in ike liniiirdUlH payment, while those liavlnu
einlinawill present them duly authenticated lo
May 24. imA U.' M. MOATZ,
Jacob Gilbert, Att'y Adm'r.
All maks aim mudeis,
muni hr ciotnl out at osr.
Khw tT asoncls, K'isr.
jitntced, l.?.' to 1M
ihopwoi-ii and asr4
wnrrls, vnin vial swrii
'H ssodrls. IS toeSb.
lirrnt rnrtary rlrarlnsj
sal, fihtiwrti lo linn on.
nnnmml trtthtmt arfivncs
ftsniloniesii'nlr hook tree.
k iuw a irl7'f.
by s little wnrk'loi- us. FMKK 1'HK of samnlr WI
to riili'i' els. W-lta at nnea for oursnrrlal affrr.
V. II. JCHVJ it I'KENTISM, . tlalaas, 111.
5c. ; Cnrc3 Fever,
lie. " Infanta Diseases.
Ko, " Diarrhea.
Mo. " Neuralgia.
Ko. V " Headache.
No. 10 " Dyspepsia.
No. f, Cursa Skin Diseases.
No. 13 " Rheumatism.
No. ZO " Whooping Cough
:No. - " Kidney, Diseases.
No. GO Urinary Diseases
No. 77 Colds and Grip.
Hold ly drrffdkta. orseot prepaid uikmi rceolpt
of prloe. tr, emu taeh. Hutiipbreri' Hedliluo
. in i' uiiiiui jw xors.
J.IGHT FARM GATE.
spneed, muke the ittte juRt fl feet liipli
uud tin' iv.ileulntion is bnneil on tl
nutnlicr: Six lioriontiil ImrH, 1 by 4 by
11, equals feet; two diagonal luiifCH,
1 by by GVi,9 fin-t; four upright brnees
iiml Inlfh. 1 by 4 by S, 7 feet; total
umount iif lumber, 'tH feet, at $1.50 pe
hunurvu eor,ts ST cfnts; units am
hinges, 25 cents; niiils, 5 cents: hniir
injf and niakiutf (two liourn) 20cenlh
total cost of irate, $1.07. This does not
include posts, as they are Identical witl
used with other kinds of irate
In this locality two (rood black locm;t.
posts of proper size would cost about
10 to 25 cents ench. The one to which
the gate is lump should be put at lenxt
3 feet Into the ground. Cor. Hreeder'n
a raatra al ta Ba rlt ato.
. ; eaaaa af ttapeit t DU
' ) aTata a.
A thoroughly healthy perso la
never hungry." Thus aaya Dr. William
Henry Torter, of the Btratbmorte, who
to recognized authority on dietetics.
Of) to this date a huge appetite baa
almost invariably been considered) aa
evidence of a good physical condition.
Many persona will realize, after weigh
ing the doctor's remark, that their
great desire for food at certain times ia
a warning that all ia not well within
hem. Dr. Porter aupporta hia atari-
ling statement by aotne interesting ex
planatory facta. The healthy person
does not slight hia meals, it must be
nderstood, but does ample justice to
them. Yet not until he tastes the food
before him, says Dr. Porter, doe be
realize tbe need of It. lie could go
about and forget bis meal times but
for the force of circumstances. The
pangs of hunger are felt aa an effect
of imperfect digestion.
Dr. Porter gives some valuable in
formation on the question which and
of what Wad shall be the principal meal
mornpg, noon or night. In speaking
of this he said:
"Aa in the running of an engine, the
most hrtcosive consumption of fuel
must be just prior to and in accordance
with tbe amount of work to be per
formed; so, in man, the time for taking.
and the quantity and quality of the
meal ingested, or the determination of
the 'principal meal,' must be in har
mony with the work to be accom
plished. If the individual Is to begin
his daily labors between four and six
n the morning and terminate them be
tween five and six o'clock in the even
ing It necessitates the taking of a good
and liberal breakfast at an early hour
In tbe morning, from a half hour to
n hour before beginning active work.
specially bo If tbe laat meal of the day
previoua hue been A light one at six
o'clock, as is the common habit of this
Habits of thia kind naturally call
for tbe heaviest meal, which also may
be called the principal meal, at noon, or
near that hour.
"On the otber band, if the custom la
to rise between six and eight in the
morning, and the largest amount of
work Is performed between nine in the
morning and the succeeding midnight,
an entirely different arrangement of
tbe meals must be followed. In thia
class a light breakfast la in order at
about eight in the morning; a stronger,
more substantial meal at one o clock
In tbe afternoon and the heaviest and
what justly deserves to be called the
principal meal should be taken from
six to aeven In the evening, because thia
Is mora nearly in the middle of the
working lours. When the labors are
continued until midnight and the hour
of resting is after this time a light meal
should ba taken at 11 o'clock.
In any of the instances cited, if tbe
foodstuffs taken have been easy of di
gestion, rapidly absorbed and oxidized,
the Urea wilt naturally burn low after
several hours sleep and abstinence
from food, On the other hand, If the
ulfctuffs taken m. ronnldprnhle
tuiu for their ui;' linn .in ! iif mv ,.
ubaorbed andoxiili.t'd. u.e In. :-" .'ic
ing supply may not be cxhum-i- . .:!
pletely during a somewhat priron-. l
abstinence from food, or during tbe
hours usually spent for sleeping." N.
i i ? '
to day Bekeet Vmmm urn Im tfce tat
aaMloaal llaa fa Ja'lr
. ItfSaWt KlBjrs lfila. .
XLJJA3 Clf CaULKZL.
aaiaa Bakaal IVaaaas 1st tke !
., aa.tUaal. aert tea. slaty T.
. j ilt? i viin ililMti
Baaed upon Peloubet's Select Notes.
GOLDEN TEXT. And the barrel of meal
wasted not, neither old tbe ernas of oil
(ait, according- to tits word of the Lord,
L General View of the Course of the
History of Israel from, the Division to
Ahebv About 70 Years. 1. Jeroboam'a
worldly policy brought forth bitter
fruits both for himself and hia king
dom. Hia golden bulla uaed as symbols
of Jehovah soon led the people to real
idolatry and to the Immoralities and
cruelties of heathen worship. All thia
weakened the kingdom. When Jero
boam died, after a reign of 24 yeara, rev
olution followed revolution, in dark,
reaUeas times. Then Omri came to the
throne. Be waa a strong ruler and Im
pressed himself on the surrounding na
tions, aa we learn from the inscriptions
on tbe Moablte stone and the black
obelisk, i But aa to idolatry, he followed
jn toa awisa ui n vuuum. u.- , Deani
king waa his son Ahab. Be waa a great I personal difference between him and J
a ... . . I . -sl . 1 11 I. af .V tint Uaj
waa his I iuijan. iiijmi repnwii
SMUIeaal Seties fee Jaiy a?i
im I Klattra iaa-is.
Baaad upon Petoubefa Beleet kJ
STJBJECTas-EIlJah'a FHaht sad J
'nt" THE LESSON.
. J. The Jlight of Elijah.-V.
auu Aueir iuih vfivvsi am laatD
But the atory did
the actual event,.
FOOLED FOR ONCE.
The Smart Hotel Clerk Theanht Ha
Knew It All, Bat He
Just after the night clerk eanie on at
the hotel nnd curled hi imiKtai'be to
hia lining, Ihk attention waa called) to
"Kerosene lamp for 237," requested a
"Kerosene lamp?" echoed the clerk,
aa be whirled tbe register about, "Let
me see. Dondy nnd wife, of Plunker
ville. In 237. I thought so. Never been
In a flrst-clas8 hotel before. Uo back
and show them how to use the electric
light. Wonder they didn't tend for a
tallow candle," and the clerk took sev
eral of tbe corridor loungers Into hia
warrior. Ills trreatest mistake
marriage, for the sake of political al- i
liancc, with the heathen princess, Jeze
bel of Tyre, who left a terrible mark
on the annals of the nation.
IX Elijah'a Message to Ahab. V. 1.
"And Elijah tbe Tisbbite (hia name
means my Qod is Jehovah), who was of
the inhabitants of Gllead." The Tlsh-
bite may mean "of Tlshbe." The only
Tblsbe mentioned in history Is in Gal
ilee, in which case Elijah, though a na
tive of Galilee, had become a citizen of
Ollead, east of the Jordan. "Said unto
Ahab:" With a sudden abruptness, al
most like a flash of lightning from a
clear sky, tbe prophet of God appears
before Ahab in his palace at Samaria
with a message from Jehovah. "Aa the
LORD (Jehovah, as Lord always means
when printed in capitals in our Bible)
God of Israel liveth. Before whom I
atand:" As an ofllcer, and ambassador
bearing Ills authority. "There shall
not be dew nor rain:" The fertility of
Palestine ia entirely dependent upon
tbe regularity and copiousness of the
rains, and, during the long intervale
between them, upon the heavy dews.
"But according to my word:" Jfotao
cordlng to his own caprice or judg
ment, but till the Lord, when He aaw
that the famine's work waa done, should
make known His will through His serv
ant Elijah, thus proving that he waa
IIL Elijah'a Experiencea During
Three Years and Their Meaning. Vb.
2-16. First. At Cherith. Elijah imme
diately left Ahab's presence and hid
himself till God's time came for Hia
message to be delivered.
3. "Get thee hence, and return tbee
eastward :" i. e., toward the Jordan and
Gilead, hia own country. "And hide
thyself by (rather "in") the brook (the
torrent course, or wady) Cherith, that ia
before Jordan:" Elijah would natu
rally go to his own country, whose
wllda and fastnesses would be perfect
ly familiar to him.
4. For drink he had "thebrook." For
food, "I have commanded the ravena to
feed then:" Fnn-ar and many critics
thin', 'l.isti lii"!:!y pnct'i1 expression,
u im tuphur. "fdi.vrvin 1 lie lewn:: thnt
t!ie prophet wua mniutaiued by wurked
Interventions of that providence of God
which is Itself in all its workings super
natural." But equally simple and more
natural is the literal statement
Second. At Znrephath. Time, two or
more years. When the brook dried up
Elijah could no longer remain at Che
rith. In some way, we know not how,
God made known to him where he
should go. Possibly, too, if he remained
too long In one place Ahab might dis
cover bis abode
Baaed upea Peloubet's Beleet Notes. 1 .
OOLDEN TEXT.-A.nd whea all the peo
ple aaw It, ther fell on their teces; aaa
ther Bald, tbe Lord, Be Is the Qod; the
Lord. Be Is the Qod. 1 Kings ISA
thb SECTION Includes the atory ef the
avert no ea Caxmel and the results, a re- ? Dtd donet
naatant people ana us an saw smuww
(chap. IS). -,
TIME. B. C tO-t. revised chronolosy,
or M6-4. accordlns to the chroaolotT in
our Bible margin. Three years after Eli
jah's first appearance to Ahab.
I. Elijah and Ahab'. When tbe peo
ple were ripe for it, God's word came to
Elijah to go to King Ahab, and to com
plete the work for Whloh tbe famine
was sent. Absb's first words to him
were: "Art thou he ithat troubleth
Israel?" lie had no word to say of bla
own sin; he forgot tbe Iniquity of the
people of tbe land, In which he hod been
the leader: he took no note of the hand
. T , V t , V - ... 1 a V mtlA STUllrS !
m ucuovau iu mt J. -r I TT ,,.,,, ,1,. r,,-
if the whole matter had beenamere r,J" '? X " 01
aVeVV aalUlBCll fayf
feet her aa
S. "Then Jezebel sent a
unto Elijah, who had wiii.
without the city. "So let the
to me, and more:.. A common J
that afce. -If I make not thr al
oe me 01 one ai uco; xia
prophets of Baal.
- HT1 I . .
a. lie uw anu wcdi ior ais 9
Ha knew all the brwavs. and k.J
out of tbe kingdom of Jezebel toj
i.-i . 1. . 1 .v 1
bucuu uu iur uui rrg
kingdom or judah, a ran of sj
that must have tried even hit J
irame ana trainea enauranct.
troubled Iaroel; but tbou and thy fa
there house." . Sin was the cause of the (
calamity, and the only way to escape j
tbe calamity was to put away the sin. !
Elijah'a purpose now waa to bring tbe
people to the choice of the true God, and
to accomplish the religious reformation
for which the famine bad been prepar
ing their minds. Hence he demanded
Despair. V. 4,
journey into the
Elijah did not feel himself m,
he was beyond the territory of J,
ior sieooioopuai was cioseiy V
Ahnh H Klncra 22:41: anil M.J
- O ' - . u
horam married tbe daughter of jJ
(3 Chron. 21:6: 1 ivlngs 8:13).
sat down under a juniper tret:" v
the broom-plant, Genista, rttn
Although but a bush, it is largeJ
of the king to assemble the people on ; to give considerable shade and J
the top of Mount Carmel, that tney
might make their choice. When they
were assembled, early in the morning,
Elijah summoned the people to a de
cision. "How long halt ye between two
The Question was between Jenovan
tion. The pent-up emotions
spirit, which had gone throuttJ
mendcus a strain, broke upukl
terrible aob, when the itroDgmJ
a tired child, "requested for kJ
that he might die." "I am cotJ
than my fathers:" Who died
and Baal; true religion and false re- J w'Trra' h worid
llgion; morality, truth, blessing and
immorality and ita brood of evils. The
one party was represented by one man
alone Elijah; the other by 450 prophets
of Baal, sustained by the whole power
Elijah challenged the other aide to a
fair test, as to who was the true and liv
ing God. It was the test of fire. The
priests of Baal built amalitar, placed the
sacrificial bvil'.uck upon it, and put no
fire under It. Taere were too many
eyes upon ilu m for any trickery, and
not knowing what kind of a test waa to
be expected, they had no opportunity
to prepare for any dexseit. They grew
frenzied in their excitement, and cut
themsehres with their weapons. But
there waa no answer, though they con
tinued tfaeir exertions till three o'clock.
U. Elijah and His Sacrifice. Va. BO
SS. Then Elijah called all the people to
him. 80. "And he repaired the altar
of the Lord that was broken down:"
probably one of tbe altars thrown down
by command of Ahab or Jesebel.
88. "As great as would contain two
nf ..wtrH T.ltersllv. "aa the
' aiea h
measures 01 teea:" liiterauy, ua toe
space Of two aeabs of seed." The seeh
contained about three of our gallons.
A trench as deep aa the graln-menaure
contain!;-.;; two seuha.
83. "Fill four barrels:" Or "water
Jam," such aa the maidens uaed to carry
on !r heads. Elijah d!d this to avoid
u;i ,iu'.b'. suspicion of fraud. This
w.:..' repented a second and a nbirdtime.
30. "M. the time ... or tne evening
aacr'iilce:" About three o'clock p. m
Elllnh's wonder harmonized with the
wirulux worship of flod. "T.nr l Cotl of
Abraham." ct: l.-.!i.:'ouuvt:uiutUod,
who claimed their obedience, and who
had done wonders for their nation in
the paat, delivering them from Egyp
tian bondage, dividing the Bed sea,
bringing water from the rock, and man
na from Heaven. "Known . . . that
thou art God In Israel:" Art still their
rightful God, and canst deliver them as
letter Wheat Cultivation.
The farmer should endeavor to In
creasu his production of wheat by bet
ter cultivation, rothcr than by planting
more acres. The latter method is be
ing adopted in other countries that
have the uvallable area. Our people
hnve an immense area of-wheat culture
In foreign lnnda to compete with, lnnda
whore labor ia cheap. Europe, except
perhnps in Russia and Itounutnin. nnd
Indin, have dense populations, nnd nrr
less dangerous competitors. Europenn
and Asiatic Russia, Argentina nnd, per
haps before ninny years, large areas of
Africa, will be in the mnrkct against
us. We must diminish cost of produc
tion by improved methods. Rural
shlper of the true God. "Gathering of
sticks: " , For heT fire. "Fetch me
, . . a little water:" His first need
after his lornr walk through the famine-
"Lady snya If this hotel can't afford gtricken land would be water.
a lamp to send up a gaa stove, and send
It quick," sale the bell boy. who had
made the round trip in phenomenal
9. "Arise,getthee toZarephatb.whicD ; 0f 0ld. "All these things at tny worn:
belongetb to Zidon:" On the shore be- , All waa God'a doing, not any trick of
tween Tyre ond Sldon. Here tbe Elijah.
prophet would be safe from Ahab, who ( 38. "The fire of the Lord fell:" Thus
would scarcely think of looking for they could plainly eee for themselves
Elijah In tbe territories of Jezebel's fa- 1 that there waa no trickery, no hidden
ther In the house of a peasant. "I have flre, but that the answer could be only
commanded:" Put it in her heart. (from God Himself. "And consumed
10. "Tbe (or a) widow woman:" Tbe .... the wood, and the stones:" Of
widow lived by the oath, "aa Jehovah ' which tbe altar was built. "And the
thy God liveth," that she was a wor- dust" (or earth), whlob.augup 10 mane
Aa compared with other lines of gov
ernment appropriations agriculture has
always drawn quite slenderly on the
public purse. The appropriations of the
past eight years show up as follows:
In 1890 the appropriation was $1,009,770.
In 3801 this was Incrensed to $1,700,502.
In 1$93 a great increase was asked for
and secured, the figure being $3,028,153.
This was ngnln incrensed in 1803 to $3,
233,001. In the next year, 1394, the
high water mark of agricultural appro
priations wits reached, the figure being
$3,823,503. In 1809 this wns reduced to
$8,220,015. In 1800 this wns slightly in
crensed, tbe total being $3,303,750. This
' was rloed ! yer to $3,855,832.
TlaM"? v "iaxiVaia a nnm,:
time. "She ucts pretty hot,
"Pretty cold, 1 should think. Uobsck
there and open the register, show the
lady bow to use the water faucets and
bow to turn off the eJectricity. Thank
l the Lord, tbe can't blow it out." .
Tbe next word from 237 came with t
rush. It waa brought by a vision of
loveliness, dretsed In bewitching style,
her face flushed, and her blue eyes
throwing off sparks. "Make out your
bill nnd receipt at once." she said, as
her dainty foot bent time on tbe mar
"Hut, Mrs. Uond-ly "
"Attend to my order, sir. , Include in
your bill a earrings and an expresa
wagon to transfer ua and our things
and tell Mr. Bondly when he cornea in
that he will find us at the other house,
where we will spend the rest of the sea
ion. Understand, we must go at once.
I want to go to a hotel where it will be,
possible to warm some milk for baby
before the little angel starves to death."
Then the loungers had fun with the
clerk, nnd the best he could muster ws
a sickly grin. Detroit Free Press.
How She Viewed It.
Ferhupa she waa jealous; perhaps she
wasn't. Anyway, she hod just heard of
the engagement, and she could not help
noticing the engaged girl's pride in her
"Really," she said, and her lips curled
scornfully. "There's no accounting
for tastes, Is there? ' Soma 'people
think they have won the game when
this get the . booby prize." Chicago
12. "And she said. Aa the Lord thy
I God liveth, I have not a cake, but a hand-
I , , t i i - lli.l- 1 1
lot oi meal in a uurrui, uuu a nine uu
the trench, had been used to nil in the
altar built around with the 12 atones.
This fire and Its work were God'a sig
nature to Elijah'a woTk.
HI. The Decision. Vs. 30, 40. 39.
"When all the people saw it, Uhey fell
on their faces:" In reverent worship
and awe at tbe spectacle. "The Lord,
1. . .,..- ,r,A lw.l,nl,1 T nm mi t r.rfn ! He If UOO:" ine tesi was Qonrmciug,
two aticka, that I may go In and dresa ! It helped the people to stand up against
it for me and my aon. that we may eatlt j the power of Jesebel ana ner wrr oie
siesd llaa That fl m t ri as nrovn tA f Vi aPs . -persecutions. For here, on God s side,
and she was in the last extremity.
13. "Fear not:" Do not be troubled,
but take heart nnd trust God. "Make
me thereof a little cake first:" This
must have seemed very strange and
hard to her at first, "amazingly cool.
was a power greater Hban hers. It thus
enabled the 7,000 sincere worshipers of
God (19: 13), who had been hiding from
the storm of her wraith, to stand openly
40. "Take the prophete of Baal," etc.
but the favor was not asked from the There were 450 of them, and they were
selfishness of the prophet. Itwasatest
of her faith in the promises of God,
whether she were worthy of the help
14. "For thus saith the Lord God of Is- (
rael:" . Now comes the promise on ,
which she was to rest. "The barrel of
meal shall not waste:" In some way
the loss should be supplied.
15. "Andshewentanddid:" She had
faith, and her faith produced good,
worka. . "Did eatmany days:" Between
two and three yeara.
Flats and Thistles.
Charity is heart cement,
Factsarethe mirror of truth.
Tbe truth that lives in us will be lived
Small sins weigh heavy in the acalea
of character. '
In the race for wealth, to en run down
There Is a difference between having
a cross to bear, and being aa cross sa a
bear. . : -'-V
; Dealei would not now tp tne King m
'his religious principles; but made the
king bow to hia religion. Ram's Bora.
forced by the people down the mountain
to the brook Klshon, andsoam tmere.
IV. Tbe Trayer Upon the Mountain
TopVbile Ahab went to eait instead
of fasting and praying for his sins.,
Elijah went up to the top etf Carmel,
where the sea waa spread out before
him, and prayed for tbe promiaed rain,
as he had for the fire. Elijah's prayer
was answered. Immediately Elijah
summons Ahab to hasten down the
mountain, for the blessed rain is com
ing, and tt will soon flood the streams,
and render tbun impassable.'
. ; . PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS.
Every individual, as every nation,
comes to a time when he must decide
whom he will serve.
Something like Elijah'a test must ever
be the test odVtrue religion. The God
that answers by the fire of the Holy
Spirit, that purifies the heart, that con
sumes tin. that brings light to the mind.
that inspires the soul with life, thbt
cheers and warms hearts he. and he
, only, lathe true Gad. Any religion thai
IIL The Causes and Cu
Despondency. Vs. 5-10. The Jjr.
waa physical. It was tbe rticj
exhaustion of physical and utnJ
ergy, after the excitement and
nervous strain of hia great ri
Carmel. Tbe cure was twofold.
(1) sleep. 5. "He lay and sJeptoT
Juniper tree:" "He glveth tliiM
sleep." Psa. 127; (2)food. "Irf
angel touched him:" TheunitJ
Ita are not all evil, but
mightier are the angels who ha
through man's history been tiiiJ
' 0. "And behold . . . acik
had been) baken on thecoalt"
bers) : Simply the ordinary fool
desert Arabs. "And a cruse (oil
of water:" For us, too, in oarkaj
discouragement, God haa prorU
ing waters and the manna froni
in Ills Word1, and in the prad
the Holy 8pirit. "And laid hial
again : " Not because he did till
date the gift, but from blieaj
exhaustion, Sleep had not yet If
. . The second cause was lonellaf
want of human sympathy,
doest thou here, Elijah f It
awakening cry, to show him tiitl
far away from his field of won,
10. "I have been very Jealoaf
willing that any other god shot
the honor and worship that btli
Jehovah. "For the children i
have forsaken thy covenant,""
whole outward worsup oi uta
hsd been turned towards Idoa.
I. even I only, am left:" 014
preserved a hundred propbttil:
but as they did not come torus
with Elijah he did not count!
anything. He felt himself to hi
an awful desolation.
The cure waa found (1) u
lowed memories of Iloreb. I
revealed Himself to Momi.4
also been discouraged. Su4
alowrr come out of worse tla
those of Elijah. (2) InV.iM.
assures Elijah that tnere i
tree followers of Jehovah ii
Elijah had counted wrong, l
men are continually doing.
11. "Go forth and stand
mount:" That is, Justouui4
cave. Ha went to tbe opest
looked out. "And, behold,!
passed by:" In the symboli
12. "Fire:" Lio-htnlnir, vM
ual. terrible. "And after the
amall voice:" Literally."
13, 'That he wrapped hi.X
mantle:" In reverent awe tu
of God. The first lesson UJ
taught Elijah was that he
vnvni tests to hia work. 1
cesa waa not to be measured j
that atrike the senses, bm
shoutings of the people, or
The naaa awav. but tbe RH
does not pass away with 1
ahnwed Eliiah also 1US meu
.... h .ll.nt Invisible, t"
forces, not easllv measured-
TVi. Pnnrlh Pniisj, W0 M
Active Work for the Cause.-H
doest thou here?'; W ,ni
whre rmir work is? Many
despondent because be 1 cl
work for a good cause.
1. "Itaturn on thV Wlf
Israel) "to the wildernM
snth la altliated 00 thI
V. A.... "Annint 11 aH''
.. Rvvta Tin the COlM
cet of Benhadad, was to
to be the meant
. , . , j i iiiii M
A.naD anu asraci, ouu i
V l5JICUWiMVW.. "
naiaai'a HorB """1
Truth wins no easy vicW
Zeal ia the dynamite of
Spiritual hunger Is beartj
C.r,llnn la ih acentOW
.' Von can't bnrv character'
Before faith can rest. I
a teat. " '
A Christian only In n"""
Jails ia these is not the true religion for As Christ increase
nan. . Ifleereases. ,"