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luterestinz Cloth Coat.
A:: intcresting cloth coat shOWS
three tucks introduiced cros-wisc fron
above the bust line. The fullness thu,
liberated is caught in again by thrte
darts. which are stitched well dows,
the .i.rt fullness hanging loosely.
Poetry of Dres;.
! TLh" secret of the American girls
stv- :s her individuality of taste. She
kuow:- what she likes. and she dares
to express this liking in what she does
and in what she wears.
11sr fads and frills are her personal
famn:-i.s. When expressed, they be
eun: the poetry of dress, says the Wi
.nulr's Home Companion.
And there is nothing exclusive aboit
this poetry: it is a living spring froa
which every one may drink. Not 'o
all. of course, is it given to originate:
but it should be possible for all to se
lect and adapt.
A r'purt from a recent meeting in
Egliand under the auspices of tLe
womien's Trade Union League. sa!s
tha Youth's Com:npanion, states that tite
- list of eml.!oymCents made out. there
sbowod w'men of the United ,Kin
domn to be auctioneers, architects, ba
lifcs. hacksmiths. bricknakers, butch
ers, ci y swceps. tailoresses. rail
wvay p ort:'rs. ve:erinary surgeons. and
one of tim a dock laborer. The o
-up,a:ios of brickmlaiktrs and butcher
re the ot-t popular among them a:l.
the fornier claiming three thousaLid
wvon:men and the :attCr four thousand.
A Itest Camp.
A rst camp in the Egyptian desert,
'whe-e jaded nerves and ragged diges
tions may be repaired. is the happy
conce'ptcin of a Swedish woman. To
eac patient Is given a tent, no male
being is allowed within the line"s. the
donw:stic lab0rs of the camp are car
xiet n by fellaheen women. and neith
er papers nor letters are permitted to
reath the patients. Sun baths and
"anrti bathY play a prominent part in
the a:ue. for ,?poi the sun and air the
uri_:u:.tor of the camni relies for her
reat:t remedies. Not only must the
cloti. ir. of those who seek the camp
be of tie lightest description. but fruit
and cereais c'nstitttt' the bulk of the
diet. and books. iefdlework. and the
distreetiols c the fashionable spa are
MZohairs to B~e Popular.
Pv:ay the most fashionable fab
rie for the great muajority will be mo
hatirs, the plain qualities leading and
the "fnie. as they are termed. be
ing second. whuile, aside from mohairs,
eoli:nes will be second in the race.
Voiles will be worn by the ultra-fashi
e. It must be remembered that
theii mnafnaturers are making or have
already manufactured the goods for
the comning spring and summeltr of 1903.
and ti'at buyers for the smuart shoos
are 11ow placing and have been for
weeks orders for these goods, there
fore. if it is shown what fabrics are
selling best it is easy to determine
whmut will be worn. In silks, the chif!
foni taffetas. crapes and tussabis will be
favorites. Soft failles and Shantung,
and. of course. the standard Indias and
foutards wil! be more or less in de
The Sofa Pilow Habt.
The~ soft eusion habit growvs on a
won:an. She beinms by making a few
pre-tty ones and putting them in ap
propriate places and ends by taking
the clothes from the children's backs
an ma king up sofa cushions with
themi. She begins by embroidering
. rmiffa -Tu me gave ner ner
chloice of taking them away or having
hini: leav-e her.-Atchisoni Globe.
Points For Women.
Si:adowy biaek inces are touched tw
wiff gold here anid there in true Per
wvi:te wVithi -told, and white with si!
ver isas conspicuous in laces as in:
(crowns are- taller, brims gigger
bims on~fi: inches deep in front.
umae ibts are among the pret
- : tstyt -stii-'he tiny. fint marabou
fe: h-' putrn on with suc.h exquisite
iiin and (ffect as5 to suggest that
cu*n Meian feather painting.
*sv.s are boader and higher-sO
inm-: hen' :: to make their :2dded
ie:t *-s nutrked. Thle favoiie broad
cro~wns. atre only abont aim inch higher.
m:d are odfe raisedi a lit.ie at the left
1<1(i. w:ih trimmhingt putt on with a fiat
iinr andl ve'ire combtinations :-'e in
Vur crowns are in the handsomer
hats. wvith1 velvet brhis, and often vel
v*ei row.ers oin tihe crownm and bandeau.
7':ere- is a pow rosem te. It is imde of
fine shlierting. with the centre a cr-ushed
A totally differenut trimming is of
n:araIbou fe:-thers. A whole set is!
madeP4 (' i:-h:nm. hoa and muff-in
wite. touched with pale blue or plus.
The Chinese liaby.
Onteevening of the first day after
tiie latby has arrived the paterfam2
llas, according to the Chinese custom.
pr-air:tehs himself before a joss. voices
.ha.nks to the gods and to the honor
a !e tmeestors tot the small son who
w s perfect of body and full of
n the3 C eenng of the sec-onud day
S ermny is repeateil. and on the
r -da thvoice' of th? wvife fjins
th. I h uadi hnsiig
Also in the third day a limited numbe
of relatives and friends are called it
1( witness he first lead-slha\v'e. Th
rooms of the home are decorated fol
this occasion with green branc-hes o:
either tir, cedar or spruce, to insur
fuengsuey (or good luck) to the house
Other ornamentations in honor o:
the baby are long silk threads, bear
ing little circles, squares and hearts o
gold and scarlet paper. These ar
fastened from the waIls and are hun;
from the ceiling.
A few feet away the threads are in
visible and the gay scraps of pape
appear to be floating in the air. Fo
the head-shaving the guests are seate<
in a semi-circle before the joss. Th
mother is carried to a seat of hono
to the right of the joss. and the baby
swathed in yards of scarlet and pur
ple silk, is brought in on an elaborati
Club For Rabies.
A club for 1. bies has been estai)
ished in Paris. ;t is called the Casima
des Enfants. :in( is in the heart of thi
fashionable playground for childrei
of the better class in Paris-th,
Champs Elysees. It is daiiy thronge<
with crowds of merry-faced children
while on Sunday they are there in hun
dreds. It is select, too. for the mei
bership entails an expeliditure of hal
a franc (tive pencei per day. so it i
only the children of the well-to-do wh
are found there.
One enters the club room through
carpeted corridor, lined with palm
the main room of which is a beautitu
large hhall, with a roof of stained glass
Large mirrors are ranged along th,
walls, and these on dull days. whein th
electric lights in the chandeliers ar
turned on. convert the place into
very gcol imitation of fairyhid. I
is light, airy and cool. a great comhpari
soil to the heat and glare outside whei
the days are warm.
Its purpose being to give pleasure
the club is equipped with all sorts o
games and amusements. In the cell
re of the hall there is a small merry
go-round of bicycles. There are als
several swings. enclosed for safet:
within a railing of bamboo. low see
sawrs and rocking horses. Shuttlecocl
is a favorite game. and there are othe
pastimes played with rings. swingin;
bals, and spinning wheels.
Between flower stalls stalls for coi
fectionery, ice cream and cool drink
there are set all kinds of automlati
machines., whose gamelcs give grea
peasur-e to the littlo ones.-Dclto
Smart Parisian Garments.
A picture fr-ock coplied in deta
from a toilette of one of the court
of the old Fretich monar-chy is (
shimmering pink tissue jpened upR
silk chiffon-and trimmeatd with a broa,
meandering hanhd of (-ream and pin!
roses, all madt(e of the narr-owest po0
sible ribbon, held up by bows of blu
ribbon rimmed with narrow lace. Et
low this gorgeous trimming, motifs C
real lace were introduced. and on th
corsage with its sharply pointed fron
was more lace and ribbon embroidery
A clay-white cloth coat- equally usi
ful for afternoon or evening wear, ani
of three-quarter length. was delicati
y trimmed with effective touches c
cloth of the fasbiolnable new shade o
A gown for a state occasion was o
bie-gray velvet, ador-ned upon th
crsage with hand-wrought lace, ii
troducing several artistic color's and
touch of gold.
A lovely little afternoon taffet
gown, made of the tiniest p)ink an]
c-eami chteck. had a ,very full skir
trimmed with flounces closely an
broadly gauged at the top, and on th
corsage was decorated withl coars
cream lace, and pler y of elaborat
and very daintily gau. ad tr-immings.
A v-ery chic poppy-red fawed clot]
walking costutme is wonderfutlly smart
from either side of a narrowv front pa
el much-corded flounces are bordere,
with a double r-uchinlg of velvet, th
skirt of the long three-quarter con
gathered likewise over many cords bi
low the waist, the boler-o front
trimmed with passementerie.-Ne'
Haven Rlegis ter.
Hairdressing has gone through man:
evXoltions5 sinc-e the fashio:i of serm1
ing up the hair from the nape ef ti
neck drst came in. Many women hay
found this fashion so c-omfortable ani
so easy- to ac-omaplishi w'thout tihe ai<
of a maid that they have adh!ered t
it i spite of all the changes of reqi
ion thiat have one firom the plantin:
of the kniob oni the crowni to the cei
tre of the lhaeI of the h"..ad, a nd froi
thee to the rape of thet xec-k. whichi
suely- thle me:'t natura!. if the mas
com fortable, of fashions. Now the d:
rte of La Mode is that the ha ir slal
the nek to th:e e:-own of the head.
combi with a enWved-over (a:-nment be
lg piaced in this roll. EUrt this mod
is fat- from ibeing artilst!c and euts of
the proparttons of the head to the ftte
in a manner that is qluite at variane
witi nIl the laws of heauty. Som
Laces are softened by a fashilon of pull
lg dowvn a mec-he of hair in a putl
ve the forehead. and c-ertainly ti
fashion obviates the doubtful wisdon
f -uttinig one's hair in a "-fringe.
Nothin~ spoils the latir more than th
tonge" The Fi-ench fashion. there
fore. of the low, full waved macehe o
hair in its natural length simply heb
n pllace by cambis is by far the mc-s
rationa. The hair shotld( be frizze
slightly on the reverse side befoi
turning up the ends under the comli
and if carefully disposed by cleve
lingers it need tiot have the heavy al
pearae that is the ease when inea
pe iiecedo( hanids are responsible fc
the oiffiire. The sidLS. o1 e-eutrse. ar
puffed separately. gr-et (-are belln
ik i to d ispose' te c:ambhs in a sutIi
eenly slin d:g dir-ection. Oftten th'
oms ar placedOO too uprilightr. whie
gisa wronig movemen~Lt to the line
or ane 1air
For Governmenit Appropriatious.
111I11 F dHII about the ll:l;:ng ofth
F rl ro:(Is we are just olliged
to use, from ,January to
1)ecIllber in every year of our mortal
lives, and yet multitudes have spent
all their days in driving :id trudging
:ver bad roadls, because there has been
" no concerted effort made to make an
advance in this needful business which
would perfect a rod or two each year
of the turnpike sd that it would stay
in good order for a dozen or twenty
years without repairs.
Millions upon millions have been ap
propriated for rivers and harbors, yet
the every day road. the road that nine
r ty-hundredths of the population are
i obliged to use. if they go anywhere,
has never had a dollar from the Fed
F eral Government or a fraction of help
from the National Treasury. Money is
voted for all sorts of things regardless
of the taxpayers' necessities, right at
their own doorsteps.
As Senator Latimer remarked: "One
hundred and sixty millions areas of
land were given to the Pacific rail
roads' to help those bonded syndicates
to build up a paying investment for
themselves, while the most important
and most neede: public" inproveient
namely. country roads, have had no
lHe said also: "More than a third-I
of the seventy odd millions of our pop
ulation live away from the cities and
towns"-are. in fact. country people.
They liN on an average of from one to
twenty-five miles from the nearest
town or city. Upon this class depends
in large measure the bodily comfort of
the whole country. and the wealth of
the country is drawn primarily from
- their labor.
'"It is a self-evident proposition that
the advancement of our agricultural
classes should be the prime concern
of every statesman and patriotic citi
zen. The necessity of their education
in mind and in improved methods and
means of production and of their (on1
tentment in their avocations cannot be
overlooked. * * * But a more seri
ous tendency is the inclination of the
farm people to go to the cities. If we
would (10 away with this evil, some
! means must be devised to make farm
flfe attractive and piensanlt, and to give
r, to that class of our people some of the
benelits and aivantages enjoyed by
the other classes. The Government
must stimulate and aid the people in
"Thl burden of building and ma:n
Staining these roads should be distribut
ed equally among aill. the people. The
State must eith~er levy a tax to (10 this
work, or theC Federal Government
should do it."
Senator Latinmer's proposition is to
colleet half from the State and half
Sfrom the general Government. and do
tihe work well from the beginnin:: to
-Here is one of the Senator's plain
"Take. for instance, the farmer who
owns 100 acres of land valued at $30
per acre, who has farm animais, farm
implements and other property which
twi!l amount to $4000. Levy a five mill
tax on his property. whlich will amount
to .20. I hold thatt tinder the p)rovis
ions of this bill there arc three ways'
in which he would make 100 per cent.
Sand pay his taxes. Tis farmier wculd
fhaul at least fifty tonls over these roads
in a year. eight miles being the aver
age haul, and twenty-five cents per ton
e per mile, and under the present state
Sof the roads mnakinug $100 in expense.
"By reducing tile cost of transporta
tion one-haif by reason of improved
roads, he could move the fifty tons for
$30. Hie could pay his .$20 tax and
Another reasen given by the Senator
was the uses made by the Government
of these roads in mail distribution. The
eocple are now made to pay for their
mail privileges anid also provide the
roatds over which thle mails travel.
But the main point in the argument
is the existence of a tremnendous sur
plus in the Treasury, vwhicht is no0w
loaned out to national banks without
interest. HeI denounced this method
of.asi.ig one class4 to the injury of
the taxpayers as unjustifiable, and in
sists that this inoney should b2 used
to benefit the peole who need these
good roads, and who have contributed
to largely to the revenues of the n:l
t ion, and who get no return or benefit
from this aceumulatell surplus. lie es:
timiated the surplus at $200)G.0.,
and .38.00)0,003J has been loaned
1to natlinal hianks vlthout interest.
1while th" country r*oad must 1be built
anud :najintained by the ibor01 of the
peCople wiho liye in the vicinity. an'd
evenC theirh itall p ile;rs mus't he paid
for. while thecir taxe!Io:i continu?a to
In' 7%asachuett, wheni ilhy first
ni:ertool: road build ing. the" (commis
1. ner i o\vin the rue that th
worlk must he we!! done, wvhatever the
cost. The cost wvas to be kept as low
as was~ consistent with safety. but time
constr uction mnust be good at all
events. Tile most exp?nsive sectionls
of roadl were selected for improvemlenlt
first: for. as a chain is no stronger
than its, weakest link, so a road will
p ermit the transportatioin of only such
a load as can be hiauledl over the worst
part, and to improve the worst part is
to improve the whole. Consequently.
inl Massachusetts the cost of oriil
c:mstruction has tended downward a
mile. This gives satisfaction. as in
other States tile cost tends upward.
How to See the wVind.
Select i wvindy day for your ex\perI
men t. lake a p)olished m:etallie sar
fa e. two feet or more. with a straight
edle-ai large handsaw wiil ainswer.
Hold this at right angles to the windI
O. e. if the wind be north hold your
surfaice east andl west) and incline it
at en an;gle of forty-five degrees, so
that the wind, striking. glances andi
iows over the edge.-Chicago Journl.
iThe United State pay early S1.
)O0,)AJf a day to foreign ships for
:rvin~ its products
COTTON GOES DUWN
Takes The Worst TImb!e Recorded
In Three Years
SOUTHiERN GROWERS GET UNEASY
Drices Break Sharply on the Indica
tion of the Census Bureau's Report
That the Crop Would Exceed the
Government's Estimate - The Fig
ures the Lowest in Three Years.
New York, Special.-The cotton
market broke 30 to 35 points on the
census Bureau's ginners' report indi
!ating w crop in excess of the govern
nent's estimate. There was very
ieavy trading on the decline. The
Dears contended that the ginners' re
port probably forecasted a crop of
aearly 13,000,000 bales.
Following the report prices, which
aad shown weakness since the open
,ng, broke sharply, with January sell
.ng around 6.66, March 6.81 and May
.9G, or a net decline of 22 to 25 points,
and a break of practically $6.00 a bale
in two week's time. The market was
very active during the afternoon with
Dig short interests covering, while
:here was also heavy liquidation and
>n every little bulge the bears seem
3d disposed to withdraw their buying
>rders and sell more cotton.
The low figures reached in the slump
ire the lowest that cotton has reach
ad in nearly three years.
The Bureau Figures.
Washington, Special.-The Census
Bureau Wednesday issued a report
;iving the quantity of cotton ginned
in 737 counties up to December 13th
last, to have been 11,9S6.614 running
bales, which is the equivalent of 11,
48,113 commercial bales. The com
mercial bales reported to the same
period for 1903 amounted to 8,747,669.
In arriving at the number of com
mercial bales, round bales are counted
is half bales.
'he report to the same date last
year covered 812 counties, as against
737 this year. The report for the pres
ent year covers the output of 29.657
ginaeries, while 29,527 were included
in the report for 1903. The product
of the different States for this year,
in rinning bales, reported to December
13th, is as follows:
Alabama, 1,296,915; Arkansas, 769,
186; Florida, 75,283; Georgia, 1,795,
797; Indian Territory, 433,755; Ken
tucky, 1,252; Louisiana, 870,518; Miss
1ss'pi, 1,405,458; Missouri, 36,444; N.
Carolina, 657,195; Oklahoma. 294,041;
South Carolina, 1,083,756; Tennessee,
271,235; Texas 2,982,819; Virginia 14,
Burning Their Cotton.
Macon, Ga., Special.-A special to
The Telegraph from Fort Gaines, Ga.,
says the farmers and merchants of
Clay count1 met Wednesday at Fort
Gaines and ilecided to burn their share
of two million bales of surplus cotton.
A starter was made when a bon-fire
was made of cotton on the streets of
Fort Gaines. It is not yet determined
where it will stop. They have decided
to set the pace and .arc moving deter
minemy. A large crowd paraded with
wild whoops and yells and much spec
tacular ceremorny. The object is to
show that the farmers are ready to
sacrifice a fewr bales for the benefit
of the masses.. The fire is still burn
ing and excitemer.t is increasing.
Cotton Buyer Suicides.
Barnesville, Ga., Special.-J. B. Har
rison, a prominent cotton buyer an.1
brother of J. M. Harrison. of Forsythe,
fatally shot himself at 4 o'clock this
afternoon in his room at the Magnolia
Inn, the ball entering just above the
right ear and loiging in the brain.
Heavy losses on cotton contracts led
to the act.
His losses are estimated at about
$25,000. He has been despondent for
the past few days and this afternoon
bought a pistol fran a hardware store.
Immediately thereafter, seeing. the
fig-ures giving the.close of the market
for Wednesday he went to his room
and shot himself. He was 45 years
old and stood well among the people
here. Besides the losses sustained he
had considerable property aind inoney
left, amounting to $12,000 or $13,000.
Southern Educators Gather.
Jacksonville. Fla.. Special.-The ad
vance guard fo: tlie Southern Educa
tional Associaticn came in. the first
party arriving f:ir Texas. others from
Southern Carolina and Georgia. Ex
ercises will begin tomorrow evening in
the board of trade auditorium. The
hotels will be filled to the limit. reser
vations already being made for several
Erdnent Scholars in Chicago.
Chicago, Ill., Special.-Some of the
!'ost eminent historians, political
s'ietists and economists in the Uni
ted States are in. attendance at the
convention of the American History.
c'l, the Ameri:-an Economic.and the
Ame rican Political Science A SSCCi2
ions which cpene'I here at the Ur1
-crsity of Chicago. The programmes
ine!ude severai joint sessions of the
tree associations. Among the speak
as:r a- Precsiteut Harper. of ChicagO
1.Political Science Associationl; A!
.aT .hn, U' r.I nuthm.y and
New Orleans Excited.
New Orleans. Special.-With the
rcz:iing of the ginners' report on the
otton exchange Wedine ..lay cotton
lumped 47 to 55 points. Extracrdi
ary excitemenlt attended the break.
The market was hammcred with great
After the first excitement the mar
ket grew quieter, though the decline
was not arrested. January cotton wvent
to .40. which is a decline or about 4
ents during the last three months.
Odds and Eends.
Q ecn Margherita, of Italy, has had a
m?os magnificent railway carriage con
st-uc..ed for herself, which has aroused
geat curiosity among her son's sub
jcts, who. it must be confessed, are
not acenstomfed to royal luxu:ry. The
Kingz is most sinirple in all his ways and
appi:nments: his carriages and horses.
allough of the best. are always of the
last --onspiCous desiption, and the
s:me may be said of his motors.
eo)ths. private apartments. ete.. and
WEST STOR SWEP]
tieavy Snows and tiigh Winds Caus
Loss cf Life and Property
HALF iLE CONTINENI INVOLVE
Most Widespread Atmospheric Di
turbance in 15 Years Extends Fror
Winnipeg, Canada, to New Or:can:
and From the Rocky Mountains t
New York-Gale and Snow in th
Northwest, Electric Storms in th
South and Fog in the East.
Chicago. Special.-One of the mos
severe storms of recent years has bee
raging through the territory lying be
tween the Rocky Mountains and th
Great Lakes since early Tuesday more
ing and has caused much trouble t
street .-ar companies. railroads and tel
In its extent the storm was the mos
widespread of any during the last if
teen years. Counting the fog as a com
ponent part of the storm, it stretche
clear from the Rocky Mountair.s t
New York and from Winnipeg to Nev
Orleans. The fatalities reported here a
due to the storm are three men killed
Alexander Steiner, a teamster, kille
while unloading coal. A coal chute wa
blown from its fastenings and struc
him on the head, killing him instantly
Thomas Walsh, a laborer, was struc
by a heavy board 'while quartering
new building. The board cut his hea
Frank Kavanaugh was killed at Mun
cie, Ind., by an oil derrick falling o:
At 10. o'clock Tuesday night th
storm was reported as subsiding a
Kansas City and at other points on
north and South line from that city. I:
Chicago and east of here the storm wa
still raging with great vilocity. and wa
expected to continue through the nighl
the center of the storm being betwee:
Chicago and Cleveland.
Reports from Kansas City were tha
the storm extended from Missouri a
fe south as Indian Territory and wa
accompanied throughout its entir
length by high winds and snow.
In the Northwest the storm was eve
more violent. In St. Paul the snov
commenced to fill early Monday nigh
and grew heavier all through the night
while the wind increased until it wa
blowing fifty miles an hour. The h.eav
snow and the gale worked havoc witl
the wires, and some passenger train
from the Pacific coast were reporte
as twenty-four hours over due. Th
storm reached westward from St. Pau
until it covered almost the entir
In the South, conditions were some
what better, the snow in many place
being changed to a heavy rainfal
which was preceded by thunder an
lightning and followed by high windt
Nashville, Louisville, New Orleans
Montgomery and Memphis ad reporte.
exceedingly heavy rains, a rapidi
falling thermometer and terrific winid
In the Ohio river valley the firs
heavy rain in five months commence
falling early in the .day and continue
throughout the night. The storm wa
appreciated by the boatmen along th
Ohio and Its tributaries, for the stag
of water in these streams has of lia
been very low.
The storm struck Chicago sh.ortly al
ter noon and increased with grea
rapidity until it had assumed hurri
cane violence at 5:30 o'clock, when th
wind tore through the downtow
streets at the rate of 72 miles an houl
It fell away after that and by
'clock had dropped to 50 miles a
hour. where it remained throughou
the night. In the evening the mercur
dropped from 34 to 11. The late report
from Wisconsin are that the storm.wa
the most severe experienced in tha
section of the country. Damage in th
city of Madison is estimated at $100
000. In Indiana the damage done by th
storm was especially heavy in the o
fields, where fully five hundred derrick
were blown down and all operat.Sfn
suspended. Loss on derricks alone
the neighborhood of M3uncie. is place
at $200,000O, and at $50.000 around Por1
Company Asks Position.
Washington, special.-Genleral WiU
son, chairman of the inaugural cot
mittee, received a request from Lieu
C. B. Ballard, in command of Compan
K., Birminghar,. Ala., Rifles, for a plac
in the inaugural parade. His compan
desires to at.tend.the ceremonies as thi
reresentative of the Third Regimer
of the Alabama National Guard.
Peculiar Pistol Accident~
Atlanta. Special-!ax Silvermal
travling salesman for a New Yor
house, is in the Grady Hospital het
in a serious ccndition with the pap(
wadding from a blank pistol. cartridg
in his right l'mg. as a resuilt of harin
been accidentally shot by Sol Groo<
zinsky. The accident is one of, ti:
most peculiar the ..ospital authoritid
have had to deal with for some tim
The pistol was fired at a close rang
and so great was the force of the Sill
that the wadding from the shell wel
entirely through Silv~erman's thic
clothing tore through the bodiy anl
pnetrated the right lung. Physiciar
are not yet able to tell whether t!
wound will prove fatal.
"Tom Watson's Magazine.''
Albany, N. Y., Special.-Thmas
Watson, of Thompson. Ga.. the cane
date of the People's party for Pres
dent at the last elciCon, inlcorporat(
with the Secrctary cf State a stoi
compny called Tom Watson's Mlag
zin. for the purpose Qf publishing at
circulating a monthly iterary perioC
Ical of that name. The corporation
enpitaized at $125.0009. divided in
Dutch Wont Lend Naval Base.
The Hague, By Cable-The repo
that Holland will place Sabang in ti
Straits Settlement, 20 miles north
Malacca, at the disposition or the Ro
sian second Pacifc squzadron. as rei:or
ed from To1zio, in a dispatch to Ti
Lcndon Timecs, is devoid of LoundCatio
It is learned in~ otficial Quarters th
Holland will observe the same stri
neutrlty In her colonics as at ho'r
an that neither Sabang nor any oth
pots in the Dutch indies will
plaed either direc:tly or indirectly
the discoal of the belligerents.
CRISUNlN ENDEAVOl NOJ[S
"The Making of a Christian; His
Birth."-John 3. 1-8.
Scripture Verres.-Ma.tt. 15. :
7, 16-18; Heb. 11. 6: Eph. 4, 22-21: Ga!.
5, 19-21: Rom. 7, 21-25; S. 1-1,; .Jer. I
24, 7; John 1, 12.
There is need of a new birth, be
cause by nature we are born in in
iquity. The Scriptures thus describe
0 the natural state of.man. "The imagi
nation of the thoughts of the heart is
evil from his youth up." The carnal
e mind is said to be at enmity against
God, and "dead in trespasses and
sins," "conceived in sin and brought
forth in iniquity."
t The new birth is the only way of
salvation. By no process of evolution
or education can the natural man de
velop into the spiritual man. Flesh
cannot be justified. (Rom. :, 20.)
But one life can, live in the kingdom
of God, and that is God's life. Take a
bird from the air and put it in water,
and death by drowning ensues.
Take a fish from the water
into the air and it dies by suffocation.
- These are not more opposite than the
i natural and the spiritual. The nat
ural man cannot live in a heavenly at
mosphere, nor the spiritual man
breathe a worldly atmosphere. The
s natural man receiveth not the things
of the Spirit.
The Spirit's methods we cannot
know, but the facts of the new life
are as plain and certain as that
the strong wind bends the forest trees.
We may not know the day nor the
hour when we are born again, but we
may know the fact by the fruits. The
impartation of life to man, to animal,
and to plain is, even in the brightest
light of science, still as great a mys
tery as ever. But the fact of life is
Come, come to him who made thy
Come, weary and oppressed;
To come to Jesus is thy part:
His part, to give thee rest.
"No man can come to Christ except
the Father draw him." If he comes
asking, that proves he comes drawn.
The new birth is from God. But
though man is incapable of producing
his own regeneration and conversion,
yet he has the power of hindering and
preventing it. A sick man can do
nothing in restoring his own health,
but he can do much in hindering his
restoration by rejecting the physician,
t disobeying his prescriptions, and re
fusing his medicine, and on the con
3 trary doing that which promotes and
strengthens the disease.
RAM'S HORN BLASTS
HERE is no follow'
lowing without for
Love is the secret
Prayer g ivyes
wings to our wok.
Faultless men are
likely to be force
t Workers for God
I must be waiters On
No true soul is
Scontent to continue In doubt.
SThe uninfluential man often has the
No man's back ever breaks under the
burdens of others.
-Songs of triumph are often for the
Sconquered and the slain.
SA man's power on earth depends on
his connection with- Heaven.
SAngels' songs last longest to men
who are anxioqs to repeat them to
~'Christ's yoke is built for two and so
Sbecomes a bond for Him and you.
The great thing is not so much to get
Speople into the church as to get Christ
into the people.
rOne never secures the essentials
Iwithout slighting some non-essentials.
SThe golden age is not coming in by
4 means of the copper collection.
When innocence is dependent on evi
.dence it is innocence no longer.
No power comes of, the steam made
by pouring cold water on warm zeal.
Whatever a man thinks most worth
while that is the object of his true wor
- Some men complain because they are
choked trying to eat the table instead
'of the dinner.
r SPORTING BRETITIES.
tTH. Liese, of California, put up
his ranch for raffle.
Fire out of six races at New Orleans
wer' wvon by outsiders.
.rred Wilmarthi was ceected presi
dent of the Long Island Automobile
e Phil" Keanrney, N. Y. A. C.. won the
r seratch hallf-Llile stating race at Ve
gDr. S. P. Hopkins won the Christmas
Day Cup at the holiday shoot of the
Crescent Athletic Club.
Irving School. of Manhattan. defeat
ed St. Paul's ,School. of Carden City, at
: ,ekey three to nothing.
Sixteen English foxhounds arrived i-n
Necw York City fro-n the Deep Run
aunt Club, of Richmond, Va.
The Wanderers' Hockey Club. chamn
a ios dcfeated the New York A. C. by
a score of three goals to one.
Barnard .echooboy athletes held their
('hrim:s sports in the Eighth Regi
.menit armzory, New York City.
In the annual basketball game be
tween the Columbhia sophomores and
fre.hmnen te latter won by a score of
1.tee t eleven.
JBlack Robert. :.1,Th. a trotter drir-I
en by Captain C. Hi. 31eDonaid, defeat
ed Rhy thmie. .Jr.. in at race to sleighs
d on the New York City Speedway.'
(- Clarnce H. Mackay has donated
i .':3o@ to a ste.'plechase, which will be
o decided att the new Belmont [Park, and
whAet will be named the Harbor Hill
A. (. \anderbilt has p)urchased from
J. HIolart Moore, of Chicago, the "ham
tion four-in-hand team. Full Dress,
a hustling Silk, Sweet Marie and Polly
The Roadl Drivers' Association of
Nc ew Yok City appointed a committee
- o wait on Mayor McClellan with a
e view to obtaining more carriage en
t' nces to Central Park.
It is stated that, in view of events In
Southwest Africa, Germany intends to
eorgani::e a colonial army, the present
it method of relying upon volunteers not
'haing proved satisfactory.
THE SU.NDAY SCHOOL
INTERNATIONAL LESSON COMMENTS
FOR JANUARY 8.
Subject: The Witness of John the Baptist
to Jesus, John i., 19-31-Golden Text,
John i.. 29-iiemory Verses, 26,"27"..
Commentary on the Day's Lesson.
I. The testimony of John the Baptist
(v . 19-28). 19. "This is the witness" (R.
V.) The sentence means, this is the testi
mony that John bore. "The Jews." This
term in John's gospel commonly meais
the opponents of Christ. "The Jews" are
to him not his fellow countrymen, but the
persecutors and murderers of the Messiah.
iThe name of a race has become the name
of a sect. He uses the term about seventy
times, almost always with this shade of
meaning. "Priests and Levites." The
combination "priests and Levites" occurs
nowhere else in the New Testament. To
gether they represent the hierarchy. This
was a delegation from the Sanhedrin.
-Who art thou?" What do you profess to
be? Do you assume to be the Messiah, or
are you a prophet? Two things are plain
ly taught in this verse: One is the great
sensation caused by John the Saptist's
ministry. The other is the state of expec
tation in which the people were at this
20. "Not the - Christ," The form of
speech in this verse implies a very positive
and unmistakable assertion. We have in
this and the following verses an instructive
example of true humility. John the Bap
tist was an eminent saint of God. Few
names in the Bible stand higher than his.
21. "Elias." Greek form for Elijah. 'I
am not." That is, not in the sense you
have in mind. They were speaking liter
ally, and John was not Elijah returned to
earth again. When Jesus said that John
was Elijah (Matt. 11:14) He was speaking
figuratively (comp. Luke r:17). "The pro
phet" (R. V.) The well-known prophet
of Deut. 18:15, who some thought would
be a second Moses, others a second Elijab,
others the Messiah. "No." John knew
that "the prophet" to whom they refe
was the Messiah. His answer is abrupt.
22. After exhausting all special names
they press John to a full descrjpfion of
himself, that they may be able'to give a -
proper answer to the Sanhedrui.
23. "The voice." He was not the
"Word," but merely a "voice." He was
called a voice because, 1. He was uttering
God's thoughts. 2. The importance lay
chiefly in the message, not in the messen
ger. 3. Although weak in himself yet he
produced a great cgmmotion. " .ing"
Heralding. proclaiming. "In the wilder
ness." "The world was, indeed, a moral
wilderness when the time drew near for
the coming of the King." "Make straight,
etc. See Isa. 40:3-5. -The idea is taken
from the practice of Eastern monarchs,
who, whenever they took a journey, sent
harbingers before them to prepare the way.
24. "Pharisees." The P risees held
most strenuously that no prophet, after
Moses, had a right to introduce any new
sacred usage, rite er ceremony among the
Mosaic institutions, except the Messiah
Himself. The question then in the follow
ing verse, Why baptiseth thou then? was .
a very peremptory one. 26. "1 baptise
with water." John's answer is very per
tinent. My baptism is the symbol and
cursor of a real baptism by the great P
tiser. "HIere standeth one." it is not -'
necessary to suppose that Jesus was stand
ing in the crowd at that time, but He
living and abiding among the peop:e,
He was unknown to them.
27. See R. V. "After me." John was
the forerunner to anr.ounce His coming. -
"Not worthy." A proverbial expression.
The work of unlacing and removing the
sandals belonged to the humblest servant,
and in comparison to Christ John says he
was too inferi.or to do even that. The de- -
sire to exalt Christ and abase himself is
eve- upper'most in John's mind. 28.
"B3ethabara." The* R. V. has Bethany.
(This was not the Bethany on the Mount -
of Olives). Both names hve nearly the
same meaning, Bethany sometimes signify
ing "boat house," and Bethabara *"ford
house," or "ferry house."
II. John points out Jesus (vs. 29-31). ;
29. "The next day." After the t,estimony j
of John to the de utaticon kom Jerusalem.
"Seeth Jesus." 'he fact that John Imdiir~'C
Jesus shows that the baptism and tempta- s
tion (Matt. 3:13 to 4:11) preceded the ~'
events of this lesson. "Lamb of God." ~
There is no reasonable doubt that John
gave this name to our Lord because He
was the true sacrifice for sin, the true anti- -
type of the passover lamb, and the lamb
prophesied of by Isaiah (Isa. 53:7). "Tak
eth away." Or "beareth away," as in the ' -
margin. On the great day of atonement -
the priest confessed the sins of the people
and laid them upon the scapegoat, and the
goat was sent to the depths of the desert.
Christ's taking away the sins of the world
is borrowed from this act. We have here
the great scriptural truth that Christ's
death was a vicarious sacrifice for sin.
"Tho sin." All the sins of all the children
of Adam. The atonement was complet.
no one was left out, but all may be saved 1
if they will accept the provisions made.~
30. "After me," etc. Jesus came after
John in point of time, but He was pre- -
ferred before him in dignity and honor.
"Was before me." This refers to Christ's
eternal pre-existence with the Father.3.
"Knew Him not." I was not previosly"
acquainted with Him, and there has bee
no private collusion or arrangement be
tween us. But others think that as John
was a cousin of our ,Lord, he must have
been acquainted withi Hi,n, and that the'A
expression here means that he did uot
know Him as to His nature, office and 4
mission until the time of his baptism..
"Therefore am I comec.", John here de - ..,
clares that the great end ci lhis min'iztry
was not to form a sect in his owai nim'7'
but to make Christ known to the Jews.
IUI. How John knew Jesus (vs. 3"-4.
32. "Bare record." John now proceeds to
tell how, forty-two days before this, at
the time of Christ's baptism, he learned
that He was the Messiah. "I saw." "1
have beheld." R. V. John had been an
eye witness and was not now reporting
from hearsay. "Like a dove." That the
sprit of God should descend as a dove is
in accordance with the emblematic charac
ter of the whole transaction. The dove
represented an undeliled (S. of S. 6:9),
harmless (Matt. 10:16). gentle, meek char
acter (S. of S. 2:14). It was the emblem of
peace (Gen. 8:11) auf of beauty (Pa.
68:13). It was the only bird allowed to be
offered in sacrifice by the Levitical law.
It was, like the vine, a popuar symbol of
the chosen nation, and, so far as this man
ifestation wias made known abroad. it
would doubtless mark Jesus5 in public opin- .S
ion na the ideal. typicai, representative
Israelite, and, therefore, by implication
the Messiah. John understood the marvel
to indicate this.
.33. "lHe that sent me." John was con
scious of his divine mission. He was sent
of God. 34. "The Son of God:' The Mes
siah-the Christ. John here declares that
Jesus was divine.
Use of Magnet in Surgery.
"A boy swallowed a two-inch nai
and I drew it out of him with a mag
net," said a young surgeon. "The boy
was a Kentuckian and the nail at first
gave him no inconvenience. It was
the same as if he had swanlowed a
piece of bread. After two days. though.
he began to have a great deal of diffi
culty with his breathing and he be
gan to cough. I was sent for and I
put the X-rays on the lad. Up and
down and in and out I darted them.
and in his right bronchial tube I found
the nail. There it stuck hard and
fast. No wonder he choked and
coughed. I etherized him, I opened
his throat and I put to the orifice o
the right bronchial tube a good el
tromagnet. It worked instantly.T
big nail shot up and with a click
attac'hed itself to the magnet fi
I drew it out and the next day th
was well. The magnet hat, been
in surgery to extract bulleti
needles with, but I never he
exractng a rnil before..