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HATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK OF ENGLAND, LIMITED. Mr M 0 Fitzgerald, presiding at the annual meeting held in London on Monday, said that a year ago they were looking for- ward to a continuance-for some time at any rate-of the grpat activity of trade, to a scarcity of capital, and to high rates for money. These expectations bad not been disappointed. In spite of the protracted war in the Near East and the civil wars in Mexico and China, and the serious political position at home, the year 1913 had been one of the most prosperous commercially that the country had ever known. All in- dustries had shared in the activity profits had been good, though not as high as in 1912, in the shipping world especially, and wages had been raised to the highest level recorded. In the second half of the year there bad been a sensible falling off, and this was perhaps only to be expected, look- ing at the scarcity of capital which became very pronounced when the usual harvest demands of the world made themselves felt. Indeed, this scarcity of capital bad been the dominant feature of the money market of 1913, and was the effect of various causes, the chief no doubt being three years of active trade and the consequent commercial demands and high prices. A further cause was the political situation on the Continent, leading as it did to the hoarding of money by individuals and to the strengthening of their gold reserves by the great Continental banks and in a less degree by British bankers. The Reichsbank and the Bank of France alone increased their gold holdings by no less than £ 32.000,000. India also continued to use gold in increasing quantity, as was disclosed by the fact that in 1912-13 the railways received payment in gold to the amount of upwards of f,1,000,000, compared with £ 345,000 in 1910-11. This country had happily been less under the influence of the Continental tension, and we had lent money as freely in 1913 as in the two pre- vious years. Turning to the business of the Bank, the accounts showed a steady con- tinued progress. The deposits had increased by about £ 2,000.000. and the high rates for money which had ruled throughout the year bad enabled them to eara larger profits. Once again the picture was marred by the further depreciation in securities. There had been a rapid recovery since the close of the year, and the Bank's securities were now at such a level that with the return of a more normal money market they should constitute an important addition to its reserves. With regard to the future, the feigns were not altogether unfavourable. There appeared likely to be a strong demand for new capital throughout the year, and with savings accumulating less rapidly there should be sufficient employment for the Bank's funds at lower, though still, they might hope, fairly remunerative rates. The report was unanimously adopted.
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FOOTBALL FIXTURES. I WORCESTER AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. I LEDBURY TOWN. T'eb 14-btourport bwitts, away Feb 21-Colwall, away (semi-final Hereford- shire Challenge Cup) Feb 28-Evesham United, home March 21-Norton Barracks, home April 4-Badsey Rangers, home April 18—Droitwich United, home April 25-Stourport Swifts, home -West Malvern, away —Norton Barracks, away COLWALL. ( Feb 7-Young Liberals, home Feb 14-Evesham United, away Feb 21-Ledbury Town, home (semi-final Here- fordshire Challenge Cup) Feb 28—Norton Barracks, away Mar 7-Eveshain Wanderers, home Mar 14-St Clements, away Mar 28- Stoke United, home Apr 4-Evesham United, home Apr 11—Stoke United, away Apr 25-Droitwich United, away » —
HEREFORDSHIRE JUNIOR LEAGUE. I BROTHERHOOD F.C. Feb 14-R.A.M.C., home Feb 21-Lu-,wardine. home Mar7—Madley, away Mar 14-Pontrilas,
WORCESTER LEAGUE. I Feb 7-West Malvern v St Clement'4 Feb 7-Norton Barrracks v Badsey Rangers Feb 7-Droitwich United v Stourport Swifts Feb 7-Evesbam United v Stoke United Feb 14—West Malvern v Young Liberals Feb 14—Badsey Rangers v Norton Barracks Feb 14-Droitwich United v Evesham Wand Feb 14-Stoke United v Hereford City Feb 14-Stourport Swifts v Ledbury Town Feb 14—Evesham United v Colwall Feb 21-Hereford City v St Clement's Feb 21-Colwall v Young Liberals Feb 21-Norton Barracks v Ledbury Town Feb 21-Evesham Wanderers v Stourport S Feb 21-Badsey Rangers v West Malvern Feb 28-Norton Barracks v Colwall Feb 28-West Malvern v Droitwich United Feb 28—Evesham Wanderers v Hereford City Feb 28—Ledbury Town v Evesham United Mar 7-Droitwich United v St Clement's Mar 7—Hereford City v Badsey Rangers Mar 7-Colwall v Evesham Wanderers Mar 14-St Clement's v Colwall Mar 14—Young Liberals v Norton Barracks Mar 14—Badsey Rangers v Droitwich Uniteo Mar 14-StourpJrt Swifts v Stoke United Mar 14-Evesham United v Hereford City Mar 21-Evesham Wanderers v West Malvern Mar 21—Stourport Swifts v Colwall Mar 21-Ledbury Town v Norton Barracks Mar 21—Hereford City v Droitwich United Mar 21—Stoke United v West Malvern Mar 28-Droitwich United v West Malvern Mar 28-Colwall v Stoke United Mar 28-Badsey Rangers v Stourport Swifts April 4-Evesham Wand. v Young Liberals April 4-Stoke United v West Malvern April 4—Stourport Swifts v Hereford City April 4-Ledbury Town v Badsey Rangers April 4-Colwall v Evesham United
WORCESTER & DISTRICT LEAGUE. I Division I. LEAGUE TABLE TO DATE. Pl'd won lost drn for agst Pts Hereford City .14.11. 1. 188.8.131.52 Badsey Rangers .14.11. 2. 184.108.40.206 Stourport Swifts 13.10. 1. 220.127.116.11 Droitwich United 13 8. 2. 18.104.22.168 Evesham United .15. 7. 7. 22.214.171.124 St Clement's R'ng'rs 15. 6. 6. 126.96.36.199 Norton Barracks .12. 6. 5. 188.8.131.52 Ledbury Town .14. 5. 8. 184.108.40.206 Young Liberals 14. 4. 9. 1.28.45. 9 Stoke United .13. 4. 9. 0 18,28 8 Evesham Wanderers 13. 3. 9. 1.13.41. 7 West Malvern .]3. 2. 9. 2. 17 37 6 Colwall .15. 2.11. 2.13.55. 6
I CANADIAN NEWS JeTTINGS. I Onn OWN CORRESPONDENT.) VioNTiiiiAJ,. January 24th, nHIf, •« t >t in of news this week comes n '• lim water and will be old .Fi fiuK! y >u this; I refer, of ■ it of Lord Stratlieona, an — v.-r. K, ciilv felt from one end of the o'iK-.r. Aii eminent Montrealer i« t, s iiin«trntive of the wonder- • i It a of the great man to whose ;i ,h • s.s One anecdote he tells :e <>i Lord Strut hcona's life of •.•«v ,jeoj»V have caught a glimpse. A < fMit't, Lord Strath<x>11it firmly be- j>i»-sscssed tile gift of second sight. ■ i friend ->i his he related an experi- he tilst carne to • .a II. when he was in the Hudson's ■ M'i v.te and was stranded at a '.v.. t. iu touch with the outside a < »ne morning he related y >.r ::te .-oinji niu.n the details of an ■ > .i > <i.i In- r. it had during the night. ••• •». i t! DM .-iiied that his sister was :1 'i.'i ii-.tr mother to lift her up he saw the < < J ■'J lo liet- knees, and as she >" ,<, tfix months later, when the ■ iv i so une of them was described the vi. j) th. y oung fur trader had ■ '•y <« in i > avliester-street was f ;ii is. ini ii.ii «f one side of his T" < st't old Ki» ittif.li belief that u:. \n hi* old house until ■ «. -tun. > > vi .tu the present honse in <i; • ■ hudi, it waR e,mst.nwted was left n and only pulled was I :•* .ANO SEAS. i ■ i. ■ hi i-iiada m which ijord i his career t:. o ■.> I.if vit'eal. Likes. In his ■ ••• '> ••• •' Mir amount of shipping il"l*li, lj,,LL v(!rN- little ii i u' w stem end of the great ■ ■ i' i.t > Wi a ;i!I his foresight, Lord v i h.jt. -I'v !a\<* foreseen sneh strik- s, c r V,-1 in the annual report has just >-> N t- '• »■! a ifcord year for .-a Lt.es. \V niie all records Ui! timuje of goods'carried, •V". I -i ,y <» s > broken for t.ho IInl11;'('¡' and M' •*)<<.• If/s MiJtereJ by shipping. This, "jys to tiie extraordinary and • nurrieaiio which swept over the i, j,. ,» i'.i.c Uu; r.-t I of tins seas.m and which wr—it many i:mre. United Spates 'Ut' l a <. ￼ ?t;' ￼ '-< ?. TuWll WMld, of <1, s .i-M, .iu t t t.hV-Ltko Curriers' Asso- a ni thjir anna d ban juet, pronounced the i ui that tiie voiinn j of commerce on the • i, jL lies w\.u'd be "ten times as great as itn-t opiimis ie estimate of annual commerce if the natural water- the leal of the Lakes to the Gulf of L-ivr*-i:ce were made nav for i i v 'ssols. The dost of such a project from the oc ?'c Likes to Ihu'ia.'o would be only yj 303 and the tola' c?ttothMt<c'?woutd • liiti Senator estimate*, he greater than > s.00'1 "30. a cjmparatively small amount if the — -atini ite came up to the Senator's predic- Tlure i;5 no doutit that some day or another j et will be earrif 1 out an i the extra- nd.t in speelacie wiiI be seen of ocean going o.-i-xd p ■ M^,ra'ing more tiian 1,500 miles into ,.n.i alino h it way across the Continent. I COLD ST Dr?AQE. T have in 'oeforo tho Commission which • i 'i.riiig into the high «iat of living. Having mi v iMcca-H i power t > examine witnesses on oath, C<.)!»nnie<i<»n has starte on tour. Beginning To.vnit.it, it will probably visit, Winnipeg, L.iiiirai and probably also the Maritime Pro- iii *e.s, and wili ex4niirte into all questions the Mt truit stijlTs. Montreal is recognised as st C,)I(l in Canada, i i -n-e suppdes of meat and (ialt-y are t th^ry, and cold storage will, therefore, be it ■ C..pnm> mon's priueipal object of investigation •••■die t'i«r.5 It is alleged that col(I storage., the ()..(. I if tie icent institution, naturally, is made use b* :is-rup'i!ous trusts for the purpose of raising (iiioiis are held in cold storage until all i-tii.- a .CAfcity is created and are then released while the high prices caused by the •• • v in force. The truth of these ailega- ■r.' be proved tie disproved hy the Com- ANTL-AUTOM OBI LISTS. '.S I*. I Hill g-a I to say. are very strongly •ie i**gi-< a-ive tapis this session. liotli tiie liJ;i I" al ] sevei-a.! of the provincial Parlia- ,• M are working on schemes for the better so^ing, <ionl.ro! and upkeep of our Canadian ta ys. I n:or! una!fl v. some of the local „.ii»i*:i,tionM «« the small places are still some- in their ideas. A number of ,< r. v, tiie rucent session of the Highway at C\IH!(J,I were (piite reactionary in i 'if id tiie schc-inii for run dng n<r!>i il II'uiiK roads through the country a marked spirit of hostility to- t iiv ntoU'i' car. I'liore i, v to i • • u i against a m ttor car on the ordinary un- :in.tid:;iiii.it,tl "dirt" roads of the more distant ritr-il disrriefs of Outj&rio and <iebec. A :ast motor <-ar will dki ti lot (of damage to a soft road b-'d. but the remedy i, to improve the roads, not it* iii!i tiie motir ear. I THE JOY HORN SANNED. x Down here HI tjiienk C the Legislative Council nas passed an amendment to the motor vehicle > v v.liieh mi-ht. be. adopted with considerable advantage in ot.her parts of the world on your •ftent rnns: Xa bell, horn, <tr other device for .signalling shall used except a-« a warning of danger, nor shall be sonndeu in Mi-di a way as noise eveept in he cast* of :,)" n ",) lnlJ¡- ,¡, nrntr, veliude^ HII t autb thin i.■< r!),sc of ns wii > h,"I sniTvj.-ed 11.>1" iov t i ior who apjctrj'sitly attempts to p'tty rag'iinifS otitis junior 110rll, will welcome this Jiitie means of chccjiiii-' him. WOLVES. Word has just been received from Port Arthur of a fierce, battle with a pltck of wolves in which Peter Nigosh, an 1 ndian trapper, w is kii!« d in the Lake of tiie \Vood-t ciunrry. The encounter occurred a few miles J'roni the War-road on the Canadian Northern Railway. Nigosh was return- ing from his traps when he was attacked bv the wolves, He had not time to s -ale the nearest tree, an 1 had only a luti-j: hunting knife with which to protect himself. The pack closed in on him, and one ¡tIt. another he slew them with his weapon nntilllinc were dead at his feet. Then, exhausted from his efforts, lid fe:l an easy prey to the sur- t)f the pack. A search party some days t, r- found only the bones of the trapper. Around M:II were nine partially devoured wolves. v'oLen are hunting in large packs in this neigh- } nrhood. Because of the absence of snow they iv tumble .to track and kill the deer, and so are i ide .20} cc and boM by hunger-
I AIR-RIFLE SHOOTING. February 9 to 13- Wellington Heath V Plough Nondescripts v Talbot Yew Tree v White Hart Biddulph v Prince of Wales Ledbury W M C v Bell New Inn v Fox Wellington v Putley February 16 to 20- Putley v Fox New Inn v Ledbury W M C Talbot v Plough Wellington Heath v Wellington Prince of Wales v White Hart Yew Tree v Nondescripts Bell and Biddulph bye February 23 to 27— Bell v Putley Biddulph v New Inn Plough v White Hart Wellington v Yew Tree Prince of Wales v Talbot Nondescripts v Wellington Heath Fox and Ledbury W M C byes March 2 to 6— OFox v Bell Ledbury WMCT Biddulph Plough v Prince of Wales Nondescripts v Wellington Wellington Heath v Yew Tree White Hart v Talbot Putley and New Inn byes March 9 to 13- Talbot v Bell Biddulph v Wellington Heath White Hart v Fox Ledbury W M C v Nondescripts Putley v Prince of Wales Yew Tree v New Inn Plough and Wellington byes March 16 to 20- Bel! v Plough Wellington v Biddnlph Prince of Wales v Fox Yew Tree v Ledbury W M C Putley v White Hart Nondescripts v New Inn Talbot and Wellington Heath byes March 23 to 27— Prince of Wales v Bell Biddulph v Yew Tree Fox v Plough Wellington v Ledbury W M C Talbot v Putley New Inn v Wellington Heath White Hart and Nondescripts byes March 30 to April 3- Bell v White Hart Nondescripts v Biddulph Fox v Talbot Ledbury W M C v Wellington Heata Plough v Putley New Inn v Wellington Prince of Wales and Yew Tree byes —
PUTLEY. I WHIST DRIVE.—A whist drive to conclude with a dance in aid of the funds of the Putley Working Men's Club and the Putley Boy Scouts will be held in the Schoolroom on Wednesday, February 11, at 7-30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Tickets may be obtained from the following Committee :—Messrs W W Tooby, J W Godsall, H Taylor, and the Rev F W Freemantle Bishop.
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[ ACROSS THE TABLE. Mr. Justice S Tutton'? Wtriciuros on the practice of offering ?>«oncy ;•> policv-m^en an interesting que.-lion. V.'Iien a householder is aroused from his rhiiiibt. by a who has discovered an open window, it is customary to reward the officer's vigilance with a slight gratuity. There is naturally a considerable difference between tipping" of this nature and the offer of money to a police- man who stops a motorist for exceeding the speed limit, remarks the Globe, but the anxious and law-abiding pat-erfamilias would perhaps welcome a judicial pronouncement 011 the subject. What the Irish call keening for the dead was heard only two years ago by a correspon- dent. but not in Ireland. It was in the remote island of Tiree, in the West-ern Hebrides. The place was a cemetery attached to an old Celtic church, not far from the house where Lady Victoria Campbell had lived. An old woman, with hair dishevelled and falling ove* her shoulders, was stooping over a grave and plucking off the grass in handfuls. Suddenly the quiet of an August evening was broken with a loud wail. The wail rose higher and higher until it could have been heard a mile away. When the grave was plucked bare the woman sat down by the grave, rocking herself rhythmically, and continued to keen for about half an hour. It was a weird sound in that lonely place. Lord Archibald Campbell, who was on the island at the time, said that the old woman had loet her husband five years before, and from time to time came to the cemetery to mourn him in this way. It was the language of another world and another civilisation. MT, Lee Temple's death is not the first occasion on which allegations of tampering with aeroplanes in order io produce a fatal accident have been made, says the Globe. Several such stories have already been circu- lated, and although no direct evidence has been obtained in any case it seems that air- men may have to contend with other risks tha.11 those usually associated with flying. The receipt of anonymous letters by flying men may be without significance, but all the same there is perhaps room for the investiga- ti-on-s of a Sherlock Holmes. Mrs. Florence L. Barclay, author of The Rosary," in a lecture at Morley Hall, the Hanover square headquarters of the Y.W.C.A., told a story of a little old maid who lives in a village in the north. She is ve<ry poor, and lives in a two-roomed cottage, but is very elegant, not only in her outward appearance but also in her diction. She is fond of using long words, and even short words, which do not always bear the meaning she attaches to them. Mrs. Barclay found her reading a work of fiction, and remarked that she would scarcely have suspected her of reading novels. Oh yes." she replied; "I read all kinds of literature; books of travel, mostly, and sometimes I peep into biography; but novels as well. You see. I am what is called a carnivorous reader." Tennyson orwe stayed at a little inn in Scotland. After his departure another guest, who had recognised him, asked the innkeeper: Do you ken who you had wi' you t' other "Naa. but he was a pleasant shcntleman." It was Tenmyson, the poet." "An' who may he be?" asked the landlord. Oh, he is a writer o' verses sich as ye see i' the papers." Noo, to think o' that! Jeest a public writer, and I gied him my best bedroom A weU-known schoolmaster at Higligaie was asked the other day what he regarded as the worst howler any of his pupils had ever perpetrated. After mature consideration he gave his vote to the following astounding statement, made by a boy a few months ago Salome was a young woman who d-ressed in beadis and danced at Harrod's." The life of a policeman not. so dull as some l people imagine. Waiting for a. 'bus in Trafalgar-square a few days ago I got into conversation with one of the men in blue. "Why, only the other night." said he. "I raw a gay old fellow throw his stick into the fountain and then try to make one of the Lions there jump in for it! It was an aw--Mv interesting game," said the young woman at luncheon in a smart West-End restaurant, who was telling a com- panion her experiences at a party. It's like this, you see." she pursued, "they say to you quickly, Name the most famous fisherman.' and you say.. Sir Isaac Newton. And what fish did he catch?" asked her friend. drily. "I thought, he .iat under a tree and caught apples." Well. I said; Sir Isaac Newton, and I won." responded the enthusi- astic and emphatic friend. "Father." said the small boy, will you give me something to buy a dog to go to the South Pole?" Ceria,inly not." said the parent. There are limits to juvenile extrava- gance. "Well, we're going to buy a dog or something for old Shack (such is juvenile irreverence) at. our school, and all the fel- lows are supposed to do something." Reluct- antly the parent; subscribed the equivalent of a dog's tail. This delicious effusion comes from a Ger- man guide-book: "The Rhine, which i. called by all Germans Father Rhine.' -is standing on a remarkable place not only in ideal respects. Lut in material prospects. Since many centuries are transported up and down stream immense quantities of goods, and he is giving an alive representation of the fluctuation of terrestrial riches. He is the best barometer in order to authenticate the increase or diminution of the national opulency. The increase and accumulation of riches bring with themselves a civilisation, what overtops the measure of the usual, it eliminating or bursting making way for a re- finement in all respects. On the one side tjle valuable fluvial route and on the other side the thirst of conquest conducted brave Roman legions to the banks of the Rhine. Very soon the burglar will cease to exist. Invention after invention makes his profes- sion less and less of a soft job. The latest burglar device is in connection with safes. When a burglar attempts to tamper with the safe, not only does he receive a shock and set bells ringing, but a light placed on the roof of the house is automatically switched on. Then the policeman, seeing the light, comes hot-foot on the scene. Z, In reply to a request from the Poacher that Johnny should be permitted to compete for one of the scholarships offered by the Man- chester Education Committee, the following reply was received You want to know why Johnny is not going in for scholarship. Well, I'll give you a few reasons: 1. Because if he passes the lot. it isn't worth the time spent on it. 2. Because he can learn enough at the rate he is going that will do him good. 3. Because he doesn't feel inclined, and I don't feel inclined to make him. 4. Because competition is too keen for him to become a teacher, and parsons and lawyers require plenty of capital and cheek. 5. Because I have had quite sufficient of the crammed subjects I have had in technical schools, &c. 6. Because I am very well satisfied with his progress, and I wish him to retain some of his bi-iin-power for a year or two. Hoping I have given you sufficient reasons. which might seem one-sided. Thanking you for ki :d inquiries, &c. With a fine regard for the proprieties, the lady valked into the jeweller's shop to have a spli iter removed from her finger. and with his n ver-failing politeness the jeweller took it out. He had hidden his primary surprise, but he could not control his features when the request came, "Do you mind putting it in an envelope for me?" In an envelope, ma'am?" he repeated. "Yes, please," re- plied the lady. Perhaps my husband will get the table planed if I show him the splinter."
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(ALL Riajirg RESERVED.] BIBLE STUDIES ( CONDUCTED BY PASTOR RUSSELL. PRINCE OF DARKNESS v. PRINCE OF LIGHT. I The Le&on :-Lllke xi. 14-26. xxxiii. 36. I The Text:—"Look, therefore whether the light that is in thee be not darkncHS. "— Luke xi. 35. However much the woridly-wiso may scoff at the Bible teaching that there is a per- sonal Devil, prince over a demon hest of spirit beiiicrs-rebeli against Gcd 's govern- ment—let I's always remember that this i. the teaching of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The difficulty with the worldly- wise is that their good reasoning faciiltie«- are not guided by the Word of God. They say it is difficult enough to believe in a Gcd and an angelic host, spirit beings, invisible to men. Much more difficult is it—yea, to them unreasonable—to believe in another spirit ruler and another spirit host, the ad- versaries of God. They reason that God would not create beings opposed to Himself; or, that if, after being created holy, they became the adversaries of righteousness, an all-powerful Creator would not permit them to continue their evil opposition. The Bible explains that Satan was the first transgressor that previously he was a cherub, who lost his loyalty to God through pride and ambition; and that he seduced into disobedience those whom the Bible now designates a demon host. Everywhere the Scriptures set forth that this lio,;t of spirit beings are associated with our earth, and not in some far-off fiery furnace torturing- the human dedd. The Bible indicates that God does not lack power to deal with these rebels; but that lie is permitting them for a time to manifest the fruitage of sin. anger, malice, hatred, envy, strife, as a lesson for angels and men. They are under certain limita- tions, which the Apotle calls "chains of darkness." They have not been permitted to materialise as men since the Deluge. But they have sought intercourse with humanity; and their victims are said to be, obsessed with evil spirits. When their vic- tory is complete, the victim is said to be possessed of the demon and insane. DEMON POSSESSION. It is estimated that fully one-half of those in insane asylums are demon-possessed, the demons belonging to the very class so fre- quently mentioned in connection with our Lord's ministry. in the past, inter- course was sought through witches, wizards, necromancers, etc.. so to-day, intercourse with humanity is sought through ouija boards, plancheites, and spirit mediums. Humanity, deceived by the doctrines of these demons, inculcated in the Dark Ages (I. Tim. iv. 1), neglect God's testimony in the Bible that the dead are asleep and. "know not anything" (Eccles. ix. 5). "Their thoughts perish," until their awaken- ing iil the morning of the New Dispensation, otherwise called "The Day of Christ "the Times of Restitution "—the Millennial". Day (Phil. i. 10; Acts iii. 21). To-day's Study introduces the Master de- livering a man from demon possession. The people rightly understood what was tilft difficulty; but being opposed to the Master. some of them evilly declared that the demons obeyed Jesus because he himself was the Prince of devils. Others said, Your miracles are all earthly; show us some sign from Heaven. Jesus answered the objection that he was the Prince of demons rather than the Prince of Life by showing that for Satan to cast. out his own hosts would signify a warfare in the camp of the evil ones, which would imply that Satan's house was divided and would soon fall. It would be foolish, there- fore, for Satan to cast out Satan: conse- quently such an argument should have no, weight. Jesus' power in casting out demons showed that be was t l iorou I that he was thoroughly competent to deal with Satan; and that had the Kingdom been set up at that time, Satan and his would have been bound, or restrained, then. However, in view of the foretold rejection. oT Jesus and the Kingdom, the work of binding Satan did not progress, but delayed until the second comt'nq of Jesus. Then ho will take his great power and reign. At thnfc time he will deal with Satan and his sub- ordinate demons, yea. with all that have cultivated sin and the spirit of Satan. THE BINDING OF SATAN. Our Lord tells that in the end of the Gospel age Satan shall be bound for tlio thousand years of Messiah's glorious reign, that he may deceive mankind no longer, lie lia.s been deceiving and deluding them for six thousand years, misrepresenting the Heavenly Father as the worst being imagin- able, predestinating thousands of millions to eternal torture. Jesus pictures Satan's control of the world, likening him to a strong man armed and guarding his palace. lie can maintain his control until a. stronger one overcr-m^a him and takes possession of his wrongly- acquired valuables. Thus Jesus foretold that his own Messianic Kingdom will be stronger than that of Satan. The result will he the deliverance of mankind from the curse of sin and death which has rested upon tl:<* race for now six great Days of a thousand years each. Messiah's Kingdom will lit- during the great Seventh Day, or Sabb;:th» in which all who will accept the Savio.ur may enter into rest. Meantime Jesus, according to the plan. Ihrough his own message and the mes- sage of the Apostles, has been gathering rrt of the world a Bride class, to be his joint- heirs in the Kingdom. Satan is allowed considerable liberty in the testing cf the loyalty of all these. There can be only the two masters. Knowingly or ignorant'v» people are serving either the One or t hOt other. As Jesus said, "He that is not with me is against me." THE WHOLE WORLD OBSESSED. St. Paul declares that the Prince cf this world (Satan) "now works in the hearts cf the children of disobedience." Je.sus took n this same thought, and likened the world to the poor demoniac whom he had released from Satan's grasp. Similarly, all who accept Christ are delivered from the JT V,<T « of Satan. Let not sin, therefore. h e dominion in your mortal bodies.— Rom. vi. E) Jesus represents such hearts a« swept a d garnished—sins forgiven and grare of Gf-d received, but he declares that Paten ,11. seek to regain control of such thrcngh .I.C' pint of the world—pride, anger, ir hatred, strife, works cf the flesh a'd of fh> Devil: Matt. xii. 43-45.) "Whom rt •-»csdfast in the faith," writes the Ave.- "e (] Pet. v. 0). H Satan be not resisted. '■ 'ie danger is that the light and the blessing ceived through the knowledge of God a become a curse and an injury, and that the result with, such a person will be worse than before he came into relationship with Christ. Jesll" emphasised this, declaring that as a. candle should not be put under a bushel, Aq also the light of the Truth, the grace of God received, must not be hidden, but must shine to the glpry of God. Otherwise th& light wouM become extinguished and the darkness will prevail. The eye represents intelligence; and as long as we have the true enliglitmenV, or intelligence, the whole body is blessed thereby. But if the intelligence be dctroyd, the whole body will suffer and be in darkness. Every one, therefore, receiving the light should take heed lest he lose it, and have darkness instead. The eye, the light, here T-epresents the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit. which has the greatest power too us; and this,, if lost, would mean to us even a greater darkness than that which we ,ill,i(-i,e,-i before coming to a knowledge of the Lord.
IPROFITABLE POULTRY CULTURE. BT TVAI.PH R AU.ES. Lecturer to the Herts County Council Editor of Mouthly Hints on Poultry, &c, (All rights reserved.) I A SUCCESSFUL BREEDING SEASON. (CONTINUED.) [Readers are particularly requested to note that this series of articles commenced with the first issue in January. In order to obtain their full value, the earlier articles should be read in conjunction with the current one. ] I WHAT KIND OF HOUSE SHALL I USE? Taste and pocket will determine the exact appearance of the house, but adequate ventilation is the real essential, whilst the house must also be rain and draught proof. I have made arrangements with three of the leading manufacturers to send their illustrated catalogue of houses and appliances to any of my readers all you have to do is to send each of them a post card, mentioning this paper, and the books will be sent you gratuitously. Their names are:—W Tamlin, 41, St Margaret's, Twickenham Randolph Meech, Poole, Dorset; and the Morland Appliance Co., Crawley, Sussex. A perusal of these works is really most instructive. Ten cubic feet air space per bird has been quoted as a minimum in house accommoda- tion. This entirely depends upon the ventila- tion. I have known badly-built houses where even this allowance would have been inadequate, and well-constructed houses where half the amount would have sufficed. I always prefer houses without floors, because they change their air so much quicker than those with floors. Experiments conducted at the Agricultural College last year fully demonstrated this fact. I OTHEft APPLIANCES NECESSARY. To complete the equipment for a pen of birds a drinking fountain, to hold at least a gallon of water, a feed-trough for the soft food ,vand a grit-box are required. The two former must be looked upon as absolutely necessary the last item by some will be termed superflous and unnecessary, but inasmuch as it is a self-supplying hopper it only requires to be filled with grit and shell, say once a month. It prevents much waste of material and certainly adds to the tidiness of the pen, and those economies, both in labour and goods, suggest to my mind that the luxury becomes a virtual necessity. Undoubtedly the old-fashioned method of placing a china or dummy egg in each nest in order to encourage the hens to lay ther, was a good one. Modern research, however has produced an insecticide nest egg which whilst serving this useful purpose, also effectively rids the laying-hen and nest-box of all vermin. They are too powerful to place under a sitting-hen, but I strongly recommend the use of one in every nest- box. However, in this department much latitude can be observed, providing essentials are catered for. Consequently these columns are not suitable for laying down inflexible rules where a difference of opinion may legitimately exist; but should doubt exist in the mind of any readers, I shall be pleased for them to write me personally, when any information I can give is theirs to com- mand. (To be continued.) PROGRESS IN POULTRY JOURNALISM. That competition is the life of trad e none will gainsay; probably it is to this reason that the poultry fraternity are indebted for the recent developments in poultry journalism. Analysing this progress, an outstanding feature is the marvellous stride made by our esteemed contemporary—" Poultry." The introduction of scientific articles in plain phraseology, practical dissertations on poultry culture and correspondence on popular subjects pertaining to our industry, were marked features at the comparative recent change of proprietorship. Their maintenance and further improve- ment, together with a corresponding increase of advertisements, jointly necessitate an enlargement of its pages, and with charac- teristic enterprise this was undertaken, and the middle of January revealed our old friend in its new, enlarged and improved form. The old accusation that show reports and prepaid ad vertisements mainly compose a poultry weekly can no longer be levelled at Poultry." Whilst these important features are not in any way neglected, some sixteen pages out of its forty large ones are devoted to articles suitable to all conditions of poultry-keepers, the tout ensemble making a live magazine which must appeal to all interested in feathered life. Many may not have seen Poultry in its new form they are invited to make applica- tion for a gratuitous copy to the Manager, "Poultry," 10, Essex Street, Strand, London, W.C. It would be courteous, when writing, for them to mention this paper. [Any enquiries concerning poultry- keeping addressed to our expert, Ralph R Allen, Sawbridgeworth, Herts., will be answered through these columns free, but those requiring a postal answer direct or sending birds for post-mortem examination must remit a half-crown postal order.]
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