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THE! CITIZEN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1800.
By REV. F. E. DAVISON
PAUL AT ROME.
International Bible Lesson for
Nov. 14, '09 (Acts 28: 11-31).
Paul at Rome
is a themo that
Rome were U10
from which went
out the world's
transf o r m 1 n g
forces the one,
the homo of di
in the othor, the
god of this world
He was a lone man, a poor man, a
man in chains, and yet he was tho
.tvaat courier of a rising power that
was to turn the tide of Roman history,
Bnd revolutionize the world. Had
Nero on his throne been aware of the
dynamic force embodied in that little
travel-stained prisoner lie would hare
been as profoundly moved and great
ly troubled as If some foreign foe were
thundering at his gates. But he knew
It not, and he continued his drunken
revels while the city slept, uncon
scious of the transformation scene
which the entrance of that prisoner
Getting a Hearing.
It is not hard to got a hearing for
the gospel when tho seeker, like Paul,
has the "Are In his bones." He was a
prisoner after a sort but was so well
reported of that he was allowed to
live "for two whole years in his own
But "the Word of God was not
bound," ad Paul felt that he could
not rest without delivering his mes
sage. He might have spent his time
amid tho splendid architecture, world
famous sculpture and historical anti
quities, but nothing of that sort could
divert him from his work. And hence
within three days after his arrival at
Rome he calls around him the chief
of the Jews, the rulers and leading
men of the synagogues, that he might
disarm their prejudices. Without a
trace of bitterness he forgives and
forgets the evils that had been In
flicted upon him. One thing must be
said to the credit of his persecutors,
they had not sent on to Rome their
evil reports and base slanders, and
he Is assured by his countrymen there
that they had heard nothing against
Paul waB not llko some modern
preachers who take a text and preach
from it. He was a splendid type of
that very uncommon class of divines
who preach expository sermons the
meatiest, Julcyest, most interesting of
all the styles of preaching. Ho took
his text from the Old Testament, the
only Bible there was In those days,
and appeared to have no difficulty in
finding Christ in tho Gospel accord
ing to Moses. So captivating, evan
gelical, Scriptural was he In his ex
position, and so tremendously In earn
est, that he preached all day but held
his congregation to the end. That
was the first Gospel sermon that his
listeners had ever heard and they
were so deeply stirred tliat they took
so note of time.
A Crisis of Destiny.
It makes no difference who the
preacher is, or what or how long is
his sermon he cannot make his hear
ers believe. To preseut the message
is the duty of the man of God, to ac
cept or reject It Is the hearer's prero
gative. It is some comfort to hard
working modern clergymen that even
Paul failed to convert vho majority of
those to whom he preached. Some
churches seem to think that if they
could only get Brother Sllvertongue
for their preacher their entire congre
gation would be swept into the king
dom. But whoever occupies tho pulpit
this will be tho verdict of history
"Some believed the tilings which
were spoken, and some believed not"
The same truth produces different ef
fects even as the shining of the sun
softens ice and hardens clay.
With this lesson tho story of the
life of Paul abruptly closes. Luke the
amenuensls, very likely took the time
to write It during the two years in
which they dwelt at Rome. And Paul
wrote many of the epistles, which are
incorporated in tho sacrd canon dur
ing that time. Tradition says some
thing about release, io-arrest and
execution after five years more of toll.
But the book of The Acts is the only
certain historical guide In tracing his
life. Nevertheless, all critics agree
that the life of Paul did not extend
over more than f.ve years from this
One day a small procession wended
Its way through the gates, and "Paul
the Aged," was again in the midst
The mightiest mind in the Christian
church was on his way to promotion
and coronation. He bad just penned
his last message and was, now "ready
to be offered. He had fought the good
flght He had kept tHtf faith. He had
finished bis course." Soon the sol'
dlors halt and the executioner steps
forward. For the last time those tot
tering limbs bend in prayer. There
is a flash in the sunlight as the beads
mu's axe desoeada and the worn
and weary vticrtan te a yBet
FARM POULTRY HOUSE.
There Is Nothing Better Than a Mov
able Colony One.
For a farmer's poultry houso 1
know of' nothing that will give bettor
satisfaction than a movablo colony
house, such as is used at Macdonald
College, Quo., a photo and plan of
which accompanies. This house Is 8
xl2 feet floor built on two skids and
accommodates 25 hens and 3 males in
the winter and half as many more
during the summer. A toam of horses
can draw It to any part of the farm
that may be desired. This gives fresh
ground to the hens, and feed that
might otherwiso go to waste, con be
made use of. For farm use the stud
ding need not bo so high, and tho
houso can be built of available ma
terial. A loose board celling over
which is placed straw provides for the
absorption of moisture and even In
Plan of Interior.
the coldest days, hens are quite com
fortable. A farmer can add to his
equipment one house at a time, and
gradually work up to the desired
number. F. C. Elford.
Color of Shell and Quality.
It Is sometimes said that the color
of the shell of an egg indicates the
richness of the yolk, but In the ab
sence of positive proof we should say
that the color of the shell In no way
affects the quality of the egg.
One breed of hens will lay eggs
with white shells, while others will
lay eggs with all degrees of shades,
from the light tint to the darkest
brown, and we have yet to find any
person who could distinguish the kind
from the flavor.
It Is true that all markets have
their preference, some demanding the
white and others the dark, but this
Is due merely to a matter of choice
and not because the people think one
better than the other.
Of course, food, in a measure, may,
and doubtless will, affect the richness
of tho egg, but the color of the shell
will not Indicate this. Supply the
kind your market prefers and your
profits will be larger.
Water for the Chicks.
Take an ordinary baking pan and
have the tinsmith rivet on an "ear"
on one side for nailing to a tree. Have
him also make a hole in the bottom
in one corner, that the water can be
let out every day and the pan be kept
clean. Nail the pan to a tree about
twelve inches from the ground, so the
chicks can drink without getting into
it with their feet. The birds will soon
discover thnt It is a fine place from
which to get n drink on hot days.
Sometimes they find, too, that it Is a
convenient place for a bath, and this
of course makes the water dirty. But
It is not much trouble to refill tho
pan with clean water, and this should
be dono two or threo times a day.
Chickens and birds require a great
deal of water, and they often suffer
for lack of it. Don't neglect them.
The flesh of guineas is generally
dark colored, tender, juicy and in fla
vor equal to the ring-neck English
pheasant Many think it more pala
table, for the flavor is not so pro
nounced, and thcro Is considerably
more of it The flesh of the white
guinea Is light in color, and if they
are crossed with the pearl variety the
meat of the latter will become nearly
Two Yards for Chickens.
Where possible, it is advisable to
have two yards, one on the north side
of the house for a warm weather run,
and the other on the south side.
Oround frequently becomes "fowl
slok" from long use. It is necessary,
when tlrta condition prevails to plow
up the ground and plant It to some
crop. By this msans, the earth be
cjogfeM 'alow of poisonous droppings.
IHrjg i kUIJ.,
MONARCH ANDJEIR AT WAR
Prince Albert, Belgium's Crown
Prince, Is Leopold's Dearest
London. No band played, no royal
saluto was fired, no kingly message
was sent whon Albert of Bulglum,
heir presumptive to the Belgian
throne, started last spring on his
long voyage through tho Congo. The
band will play loudly when he re
turns, but thoro will bo discord in Its
King Leopold allowed his nephew
to start without a friendly message
for tho most sufficient of reasons. Ho
had no friendly message to send him,
The king knows that this journey
through the Congo bodes no good to
him. His consent to it was asked
only as a matter of form. Prince Al
bert, rich by inheritance from his
father, endowed -with a revenue by tho
Blgian parliament, owes little to, and
knows ho will get nothing from the
king. When he returns from the
Congo he will throw off all pretense
of submitting to leading strings, fol
low a policy of his own, and, inevita
bly, will find himself at the head of a
party hostile to the king.
'''here may be no open scandal. The
prince, surrounded by the atmosphere
of the German courts, will break no
rule of etiquette. In public he will be
deferential to his sovereign. King
Leopold, most acute of men, will be,
In public, as loving to his nephew as
ever. But war there will be, with or
without scandal. Prince Albert, wliilo
holding aloof form politics, already
has dono and said enough to show
what his policy Is. It Is a policy op
posite in all things to that of King
300 GIRLS NEVER SAW PIGS.
This Is Brought Out by Inquiry In
Kansas City High Schools.
Kansas City, Kan. The statement
of a young woman In the Central High
School that she never had seen a pig
was regarded as a remarkable admis
sion by the teacher before whom she
was reciting. However, when half
a dozen other young women in the
same class confessed they had never
seen a real live pig the Instructor con
cluded it was time for his pupils to
begin to grasp a knowledge of every
The fact that bo many students in
one class were acquainted with pigs
only through hearsay led to Inquiries
to ascertain how extensive the ignor
ance of school children with regard
to pigs really was. A canvass of tho
three Kansas City high schools re
vealed that almost three hundred
girls never had seen one. And this
in Kansas City, one of the largest
live stock markets in the world.
TOO MUCH PROSPERITY.
Prevents Boys from Studying, Says
Kansas University Chancellor.
Kansas City, Kan. Overflowing
granaries and bulging banks have
brought a new danger to the Univer
sity of Kansas. Chancellor Strong
pointed out the peril. The university
is determined, however, to offset the
result of too much prosperity.
"So much money has been made in
this Western country In the last ten
years," Chancellor Strong said, "and
the boy has been furnished so much
of it, that ho has desired to live pret
ty well, and some of them have craved
and have had motor cars. All of this
has a tendency to distract attention
from studies and we have had some
hard work to combat the tendency.'
AERIAL LODGE FORMED.
Ceremonies Formally Conducted at
an Elevation of 7,200 Feet.
Greenfield, Mass. Aerial Lodge No.
1, A. F. and A. M., has just been
formed here, the first aerial lodge of
Masons In the world, at an elevation
of seventy-two hundred feet above
The lodge was conducted with all
Masonic observances possible under
the circumstances. J. J. Van Aiken
burg, of South Framlngham, Mass.,
was worshipful master; Jay Benton,
of Boston, senior warden, and Chas
J. Glldden, of Boston, junior warden.
The Masonic ceremony was tho
chief feature of a short but interest
ing aerial journey from Plttsfleld,
Boys, 4,634 Years Old Make Merry,
Wlnsted, Conn. Fifty-eight "boys,"
their ages aggregating 4,634 years,
mado merry at the thirteenth annual
reunion of the Old Men's Club of Bris
tol at Lake Compounds. Ellas Bur-
well, who will be ninety-eight next
month, joined the others in eating
baked sheep and friend corn. Tho
youngest boy present was seventy-one
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