The Wake-Up Call That Finally Motivated Me to Lose Weight
Image from page 68 of “California agriculturist and live stock journal”
Title: California agriculturist and live stock journal
Subjects: Agriculture — California; Livestock — California; Animal industry — California
Publisher: San Jose
Contributing Library: The Bancroft Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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loctvin For the Agbicultitrist. Grasshoppers. BY WA.LTEK. c^ <r^HOU curse of Western emigrationâ A scourge, in fact, to all the uaticn, And we may say, to all creatioa; U As great an evil as inflation. Or slavery, ere emancipation; But one from which there’s no salvation For one whose helpless situation, â With farming for his occupation, Anil little under cultivation. Who raises on his smuU plantation Just food enough fur Winter ration. Indulging the anticipation, And in the self-congratulation That he has overcome starvation. While thus iu contemplation, Lends wings to his iniaginatiou, And feels he’s under obligation To the great Author of creation. His neighbor comes with information That this four-winged abomination Is eating up his vegetation, And comes without an iuvation, And yet with a determination To leave behind him devastation- Alas! complete annihilation! Long Lake, Minnesota. Some One’s Servant Girl. She stood there leaning wearily Against the window franie, Hei face was patient, sad and sweet, Her garments coarse and plain; *’Who is abv, pray ‘?" I asked a friend; The red lip gave a curlâ "Really. I don’t know her name; She’s some one’s servant girl." Again I saw her on the street, "With burden trudged along: Her face was 8Wi;et and patient still, Amid the jostling throng. Slowly but cheerfully she moved, Guarding with watchful care, | A niarki-rt basket much too large For her slight hands to bear. A man I’d thought a gentleman. Went pushing rudely by. Sweeping the basket from her hands, Bui turning not his eye. For there was no necessity. Amid that busy whirl, For him to be a gentleman To some one’s servant girl. Ah! well it is that God above Looks n upon the heart. And never judges any one By just tlie oiiter part. For, if the soul be pure and good, He will not mind the rest, Nor question what the garments were In which the forms wure dressed. And many a man and woman fair. By fortune reared and fed, Who will not mingle here below With those who earn their bread. When they have ijassed away from life, Bi^yond the gates of pearl, Will meet before their Father’s throne With many a servant girl.
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Come, Lovely Spring. Come, lovely Lpring, with all thy tlowers, Primrose and violet, come; Sweet verdure clotlie again the bowers- Bee, let us hear thy hum! And hearts shall leap, and tongues shall sing And welcome forth the new-born Spring. Thus, e’en as Winter stern departs. Shall all our sorrows go; There is the spring-time of the heart, The spirit’s genial glow; The sun of Hope, with glorious ray. Drive all the clouds of core away. Two Simple Rules. Two simple rules should all observe, If they would truly live; Deal justly with each one they serve. Aud when they’re wronged, forgive. If by these rules theirlife they’ll guide, Efich heart with love aglow, Thiur days on earth will smoothly glide. True happiness thcy’i know. Christian Advertising. I’m a poor, hard-working farmer, that’s never done no harm, But have labored bard for fifty years to clear my little farm; And my dear wife has churned, and spun, and toiled with all her might, From long before the break of day till after candle- light. We read our Bible, Sundays, and the Christian paper, too; As our paper recommended some bonds at ten per cent, I called ray woman to me to see if fhe’d consent To Belling ofiF our homestead, that we might thus in- vest. And, living on the ten per cent., to end our days in resi, Our pastor came to see ns. and approved of the idee; "I U put live thousand dollars in, ’tis all I have," says heâ "The savings of my three score years, for I am grow- ing old. And ’twill make mo independent while I watch my little fold." I’m stopping at the poor-houso now; somehow my bonds dou’t pay. Thank Gud! my darling did not live to see this dreary day; For when she heard the neighbors say we’d come upon the town, It somehow broke her noble heart! she hinder wilted down. But most of all I pity them who put the notice in; For how their homeless children must now be suffer- in’! Their wives must take in washing, and must scrimp in every way. As the bonds they had such faith in dou’t somehow seem to pay. When I heard the old man’s story, a vision rose to view Of splendid brown-stone mansions on a spacious ave- nue, And how their pious owners must enjoy the text to see: ‘â¢As to the very least of these you did it untn me." â[G. B. Bartlett.in Christian Register. The Temperance Picket. Out on the edge of the cold curb-stone. In front of a whisky saloon. She calmly sits in her small earap chair By the light of the lising moon. She pays no heed to the passers-by. As they hurry adown the street; Some smile, some jeer, some pitying look, But she patiently keeps her seat. No breastplate of steel protects her form. Neither weapons of modern fame; "Good will to men" is her only shield, Aud her watchword is Jesus’ name. She uses no force tn keep men back From those dreadful pitfalls of sin. But quietly touching him on the arm, ‘ Says, " Please, sir, I would not go in. " You have a good wife, and children, two, Who are watching for you to-night;’ Just pass along and gladden their hearts By turning again to the right." He stops, he listens, and, with a sigh, He says in a faltering tone. " Too true, alas! I will promise henceforth To let the accursed drink alone." ** Your name, if you please, just write it here;" And he stoops, in tlie ijale moonlight. To sign the pledge, then proudly declares He will be a new man from that night. One brand is snatched out from the burning, Tolife and liberty given- One Soul turned from darkness to light. And scHt on the straiglit way to heaven. And still at her post she calmly sits, As the long, weary hours go by. The cold March winds blow over her cheek. And the stars look down from the sky. The crowd has gone and the street is still, Savu the creaking of a wicket, Aud thus till midnight she watches onâ God bless the temperance picket! H. M. A. Love. ‘Tis never winter in the heart So long as love remains; Let snow and sleet around us dart, A radiant summer reigns. We brave the cold and have no fear, We fai-i^ the storm with glee. For love is life and summer-cheer, A paradise to me. Not the First Ciass. [Read at the Mad River Valley Grange, Moreto^u, March llth.] " I thought of the Grange, of the use it would be To even a foiehandecl farmer like me; But I found out in Season to let it all pass That the order of Patrons ia not the first class. â¢* I know it is social to meet once a week; It is good for the farmers, for there each may speak Of what is his interest, what he huB learned. Or talk of low prices that merchants have spumed. " I know all of this, but still I dou’t dare To send iu my V aud bi;corue a uu-mber there. Now I am looked up to; ’tis caste I regret. For I u:ight lose in favor with the popular set," Now these are the words of a farmer I’ve seen, Who counts on his acres and does not once dream That riches take wings; if his shovild not last He’d then be no longer one uf the hrst class. It matters not now whether (Jranger or not, Thi: tradi-‘rs may flourish, it harms not his stock. For whc’ii he has purchased, wherever h’s been, Because he is wealthy they’d discount fur hiiu. He takes this advantage to add to his storeâ Thinks less of the Grangers than ever liefore; HiH neiglibors mvist sufli r, whose pndits are less, No Wonder they’re seeking to gain bome redressl Wu know that the farmers have so much to do; Their time for improVL-ment is very slmrt too; They must work un the farm not an hour let pass; This must b^ the reason they’re not the flr^t elass. As they gei fair returns for their labor, ’tis plain They’ll have more time to read and knowledge obtain; While here at the Grange we may also exccll, BtiCome better informed, and tin.l pleasure aÂ« well. The day is fast coming when farmers will be, Ah a class, as re8pectlaoe. Let the shrewd politipians, lawyers, traders and all. Scorn us now if they will, pride will yet have a fall. We’ll be upright and Iionest.phun monop()lieseu uiabso And liraugers ere long will be calk-d the first cl.iss. H. M. MoNTliOMKUT. Physiology, If yoTi are about eij^hteen years of age, yon have IGU boues, aud 500 muscles; 25 pouutls of blood; your heart is 5 inches loug aud 3 broad; it beats 70 times a miuute, 4,200 times au hour, 100,SOO times a day, aud 30,722,200 a year. About 2 ounces of blood are thrown out of it at every beat; so that it disburses about seven tons of that life uourishiug ele- ment every daj*. Your luugs will contain a gallon of air, and you inhale 21,000 gallons a day. The weight of your brain is something over three pounds, aud the uuuiber of nerves upward of 10,000,000. Your skiu is composed of three layers, aud varies from oue-eighth to one-fourth of au inch in thickness, and is subject to a pressure of 15 pounds to the square inch. Each square inch cont-aius 3,500 pores, each about one-fourth of au inch in length, making au aggregate length of the entire surface of your body of 201,166 feet. A tile-ditch fordraiuiag the body, al- most 40 miles long. We are sorry to learu that the supposed strong firm of St. John. Abbott Sc Co., ex- tensive dealers iu stock, have failed, with lia- bilities exceeding :?250,000. A meeting of the creditors of the lirm was to have been held iu San Fraucifco on Monday. We understand that the firm states that if au extension of time is granted by the creditors, they will be able to meet all demands. The firm has been largely engaged in buying and selUing cattle in Fresno, Tulare, Kern, Monterey, San Luis Obispo aud San Francisco counties for years, their transactions yearly ranging in the mil- lions. In this county they were noted as the lessees of the Laguua de Tache grant, near KinÂ£;stou. Amou2 the heaviest losers in this county are Justin" Esery aud Gilroy & Co., but a large number of others are in for smal- ler amounts. It is to be hoped that the firm will be able to relieve itself from its present financial embarrassment. The heaviest cred- itors of the firm, we are informed, reside in Sau Francisco.âFresno Expositor. :i,
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