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It might not he so difficult to leai
While the army cheered behind
It might be rather easy. with th
To forget the bite >f bullets and
But to be a scrubwoman. with
Babies or more
Every day, every day setting y
On the rack.
And all your reward forever no
A full bite
Of bread for your babies. Say!
In the heat of
You might be a hero to head a br
But a hero like her? I'm afraid
It might be very feasible to forc
To saddle public passion and to
It might be somewhat simple to
Because a second shout broke out
But he who, alone and unknov
To his view.
Unswerved by the crush of the
Unwon by the flabby-brained. I
Which he sees
Throned and anointed. Say!
At the height o
You might be the "-hosen to capt
But to stand all alone? How lo
-Edmund Vance Cooke.
i A Str
,A0A T'S all settled, Kit," cried
I ka slim, beautiful girl, in a
O 0 hard, despairing voice that
she herself knew was
OW strange; "no more poverty,
and no more pinching.
We've had our share and enough of it,
and now we'll have no more."
The speaker drew off her gloves leis
urely, and held her hands to the ruddy
She looked wondrously beautiful as
she bent there, her eyes a thousand
miles away through the glowing coal,
and with the firelight playing aroutid
her aquiline nose and perfect iips. And
as she st-ood. her sister watched her in
the gathering twilight, and thought
she never saw her look so beautiful,
nor yet so truly strange.
"Oh. Mabel, have you reasly accepted
the darling old milliona:re at last?
How truly delightful!"
Kitty jumped up from the sofa and
clapped her hands, her face express
ing intense delight. Oh, how beauti
ful to have just as much money as you
want. and everything you can set your
mind on it: Truly. the prospect was
grand. ^ed Kitty laughed with her
seventeen-year-old laugh, and danced
prcttily with all the abandon and jol
lity of seventeen years.
She completed the circuit by halting
at her sist:'r's side. who still gazed
into the firelight, with her face filled
with an odd mingling of love and bit
terness. Kitty l:new full well what
wa.s passing in Mabel'.a mind, and she.
but yet seventeen, could not feel. or
had not lived long enough to feel,
what it was or what it meant.
Andl yet she wias just a little somber,
-just a little depressed, as she put one
hand into her sisters and the other
- round her shoulders.
"Poor Mab:" she said; "hiow sad you
"I have reason to be sad:' responded
~~ Mabel. with a short, hollow laugh;4
"I've chosen the road that's to be mine
~? ittle catch in her voice that was
niot natural to MIabel caused Kitty to
draw her closer and comfort her as:
best she could: and as she thought of
all it meant. and all it wvould bring to
them both, she burst into a reckless
latugh that beva-me seventeen years so
.^ "c.i have (Kosen just what I should
-welth. Oi. think of it. 3Inhel!
Think what our future wIll be when
youi are mistress of Mtr. .Tohnson's
love3y mansions and fortune! But I
knew you'd do it. MIabel. I knew you
wvould. It's just what I should have
"Don't. Kit. don't." pleaded MIabel.
in a voice so strained and sad that
Kitty looked up :larmed: "you don't
know what you're - saying, and you
dlon't know w:hat'you mean. You have
never been called upou bLstern neces
sity to saeriice your own true love,
who is all the world to you, to marry
an old man's millions."
"No, I haven't." replied Kitty. qtick
ly, with all the determination of her
e'xperien:ce. "br.t if I had to I would.
I s:-uidcn't hesitate at single minute
betw-e?n the young love without a dol
lar. antI millions-and esp'c'ially if the
owier' f the i llionis elhaneed to bei
such a ine-IcOking man as MIr. .Tohn
soin is. :uimo know." she went on,
coloring a little. 'he is really hand
so:n'.\!:nhel, a:. :d he is only forty. I
wishi :t wa:s;1 n " : wats go:in: to ma'rr
ami! not you. '
A sm:!le v''-:pread 3oabel's eatuires.
rtnd s!w !l ::e. -riht. Th'i ide:i of~
such a char :: sli 'f lo elinaes.s 'is
milionaire Itwa toi' absurd.ii1
Umat son:- in:: was exp --d ctIter in
e'xt'::n:2 of " c::dur. -and pnut
n:-a ilt- ''-ou should in!w' it muore
mt p,l2'. It 't right not to.''
things 'n :h the. the hutn-O, paitned
* k se:vnt ia'- tno Mi:bel's pate
'How~ thou-:htle,ss she is," she mm'
mur'ed. "and( eruel. It seems a light
thin::. tis . to gie up my love for pelf
for lht-r sak-e. Yes," she said. half
savageiv. '-for her sake. not mine. If
it were not for her bits mioney wotuld
have beeni as dirt to me. I know what
poverty 9, bu-r the bitterness is swveet
compared with a life wuithout love,
without him. And he conmes here to
iiigh t,a nd. Godn tor;ive nme. I must tell
lh:i.' 'li .: 'i:nr shoak htert frame.
"Mlab.'ed hiiiy, s liithtly and
as lnappily as :'ogh illi-s ta:- cd loves
limd ::2 eher' way. mae's amll
to look p! ai l htapay, and told
Kitt v:ha h appejned to her' in her ea
pareity as daly goVerness.$ andi Kitty~
had i.o'----e----to:rya to tell of dear,
I the light brigade,
iou, and the fifes and bugies p:ayed;
war-shriek in your ear.,
the taste of blood and tears.
a great reform.
ide upon the storm;
gnore the roar of wrath.
to cheer you on "our path.
n, is true
in the throng:
in Phiiadeh>hia Saturday Evening Post.
idney J. Murray.
And later, when Rudolf Turner. Ma
bel's handsome, manly lover. caine
upon the scene. Kitty ran off to spend
her evening with Ada Bi'o%vn, who had
the flat below.
"Poor chap." thought Kitty, commis
eratingly. as she saw the hopeful love
light in his eyes as he rested his gaze
upon all he loved in the world. "you'll
be sent away to-night, I know: I'm
awfully sorry for you, but, after all, it
can't be helped. What is love, any
way, when it means everlasting prov
erty? She'll forget all about it when
she is Mrs. Johnson. Why, it'll be just
like fairyland after this!"
And pretty Kitty, worldly because
she had never felt the fire of love, went
off to Ada Brown.
And those two? They remained to
gether, with all they both loved, in that
She had kept him hoping on for
weeks, trying to decide the bitter
struggle that raged in her breast.
Now that it was all over. she knew
her course, and he was to hear it to
How she told him she knew not: a
dull clutching held her heart, and she
was conscious only of those words (
which would keep them apart for ever
As through a curtain that seemed to
hide from her the fearful wrong she
wrought, she saw his face become
deadly pale, and his eyes darken with
a strange despair.
"And this is the end!" he said. in a
low, hoarse voice that sought her heart.
and stilled it; "this is the end I dreaded!a
These are the last of thos enchantedc
Ireams that kept me for you, and you0
for me-crushed beneath. the feet of r
the woman I worshiped, the woman I e
oved with all my hea't and soul,t
better than life itself-r'uined and scat- n
tered by you--"
"Don't, Rudolf, don't reproach me,"C
"I don't reproach you, M1abel; why t
hould I? According to the world, you d
bave done wisely. You have chosen I
what is worthy of beauty such as d
rours-and what matters it that you
have walked over one man's bleed-ing
beart to gain it?"
His answer was her sobbing and her
suivering frame; and he rose.
Could she lose him like that?
"Rudolf." she said, "it is for Kitty 's
take-not mine-don't, oh, don't judge 1
"For her sake! What of miney' he l
said, with a hard, cold laugh-and he.
The next dlay the millionaire's be- ~
trothal ring, a magnificent cirelet of
iamonds and rubies, glistening on Man- C
bel's lovely hand, and, urged by her a
iancee and Kitty, she consented to an
early wedding. c
MIr. Johnson was a constant visitor
at- the little flat, and Kitty, whom he
treated as a petted sister, was never 1,
tired of expatiating at great lengths on
his charms to M1abel. She thought he 1:
was absolutely the most delightful ~
man she had ev<r met, and how stupid
it was of 3Mabel not to fall in love with
Mabel smiled when she listened to s
these extrav'agant comments, and. ex
eept when alone, contrived to keep lher a
face so bright and so radiant, that iti
was little wonder Kitty only ha!f '
guessed what a sacrifice Mabel wa s
Tedays roH4ed on, am~. it was .inst
woek before the damy appoinied for' the
w*idd'ing, that Mabe!. while en a shop
pin touar. ca:ne upon an old friend of
"And do you know. Mah'el." she said
at p:arting, "tb'at Rud~xolf Tiurn:'r is se
oasly ill w'ith brain fever. The'y teli
m2e it is some lov-e troub)le. Poor
fel!ow. I hope he gets over it.''
All that evening and the next morn
lug Mahel was lost in her own dis:mal
h.u'zhts. It was hite in the afternoon
when she suddenly sprang up, aind,
whiite and resolute, flung away herI
sewing, the light ef passion firing her
"Kitty, I can't and won't stand it an
hour longer:" she cried; "Rudolf Tur
ncr is peirhaps dying, and he is mine!
I am going to hini."
"Mabel." said Kitty, "are you mad?"
"I hr ;'e been, but I'm san: once
more! My heart is Rudolf's, and he
alone shall have it!"
She wrenched awdjy her betrothal
ring, andl threw it into her sister's ip.
"There!" she said: "giv.e it back to
Mr. Johnson. if he comes, and tell him
the marriage is not to be.~
And, before Kitty could find words.
sihe was alone.
Long after.- when Mabel returned,
her fa ce held such exqisite hIinelss
that Kitty started up in wvonder.
"Oh)l, %label(l, how hiapEy you look: I]
"Yes. dear., I alt happy, and so is Ru
dc,lf: anad he wi:1l get wvell, and ten-~~
Itut she hethlo':ht herself of what
she left behind and her face tlushed
"Did h' eomae? Poor boy:'
"Don't be sorry, Mab," r'eturned
witty vme demu-ry nd with a.
leeply flushing face: you see. when le
lost you he-he-asked if I would con
--Ki:t :" Mah0 ; r.d -vithI amazed
f'}es. at the piretty tii; -1; l tae'e. "'Vy
cou little ro:ttu. I iiciee you were in
love with him all the while"
"I believe I was." repied Kitty. sim
There were two weddings a little
later from the flat. ml. immediately
ifter. Mr. .ohnson pre :n'".ted Mabel
with a cheek for ten thousand pounds.
"'Will you have it*': he asked, "as a
wedding gift from your brother and
sister? Kit says it includes both love
and pelf."-New York We'kly.
The proposed hrc-hole twelve miles
leep has brought out the ohjection that
he great pressure of forty tons per
;q:ire inch would cause a viscous
low of rock material. making the feat
mpossible. The I-Ion. A. C. Parsons
eplies that this idea can be tested
)y subjecting a piece of quartz rock
o a pressure of one hundred tons per
quare inch in a close-fitting cylinder
maing a small hole through its centre.
['his pressure is that expected at a
lepth of thirty-eight miles.
The value of evidence ha: been tested
xperimentally by M'lle Marie Borst.
Ier subjects were twelve males and
welve females. and within a period of,
ix weeks there were shown five scenes
roin daily life, which they were after
card required to describe in writing.
nd about which they were then in
errogated orally. Statements under
ath were required. The results show
haf accurate evidence is rare, that evi
ence improves by practice, that the
vidence of women is more faithful
nd complete than that of men. but
hat one-twelfth of the sworn state
aents are incorrect. 3
The bioscope of De Gasparis. which
onstituted a late striking exhibit in
,aples. is a microscope of very long
ocus. the rock-mounted tube contain
ig a system og achromatic objectives
nd an eye-piece of wide field. The
magnifying power is somewhat more
han twelve diameters at a distance of
wenty inches. The new instrument
ives revelations that are marvelous,
s it shows the actions and emotions
E tuch creatures as ants. spiders and
es in their ordinary undisturbed life.
ives wonderfully clear views of the
oings of aquatic animals. and enables
ie medical man to peer intco the larynx
nd other body cavities as never he
re. It opens a new era in the study
Museums of language will be of great
nortance to the future historian. The
lea was suggested in Vienna six years
o. but has only recently taken shape,
Ithough it has already resulted in a
llection of 40)0 phonograph records
a durable metal. The purpose is to
~cord the languages of Europe, and
tentually of the world, the music of
1e different countries and speeches of
otable personages. The collection now
obraces the Slavic, Servian, modern
reek. Portuguese and -Brazilian lan
ages, with songs and dialects of na
ves of India and of Arabians and Be
uins. An expedition under Dr. Poech
as penetrated New Guinea to repro
uce the speech of the Papuans.
Au extraordinary use of the same
eeping quarters by djurnal and noc
irnal animals is recordied by a natural
t of Ceylon~. Barberyn Lighthouse
sland, thirty-five miles south of Co
mbo, is inhabited by day by fruit
ats or flying foxes, and at night by
*ows, and1 at sunrise and sunset may
e seen the curious spectacle of two
nn:ese floeks thying In opposite direc
ois across the strait separating the
land from the mainland, the flying
>xes at a greaiter elevation than the
rows. The cross migration lasting
bout half an hour. is attended by
ret chattering of flying foxes and
awing of crows.
Ambssadlor Meyer and King Tictor.'
Roman society has suffered a double
ss lately in the appointment to Paris
f both the British and American Am
assadors, until now accredited to the
3tr. George von Lengerke MIeyer, the
'ransatlantic representative, has won
olden opinions for himself here as a
portsman and an all-round "good fel
>w,'' being a favorite with the King
ud a great friend of the Duke d'Aosta.
1s motor car is one of the best known
Rome, and so far has never kill'od
ny one' Cnte day he took the King
ut in it. and feelng that law as well
s majeMiy was at his side, kept well
eiithin the) sp)eed limnits. His majesty
1i mco'hing at nrst. cnd thten i ni
ated that they wete taking sonic time
arriving. Mr. Meyer madei one effort
I) escape) resp)onsibhiity and hinted that
C they outdistanceed the royal bicycl
s the King would be without protec
ion. "Not at all,'' said King Victor,
rawing a smail revolver from his
oeket. "with this I can defy any one"'
The bicyclists ctrred half cin hour
fter, draggled, worn and out of breath.
Mrs. Meyer may be said to keep open
ouse. The Brancaccio Palace seems
antic to show off her charminig person
ity and the delicate b)eauty of her
omnatriots. It is an embassy at
r'hichi society exp)ects-and is never dis
ppointed-to meet youth and beauty,
;e the latest thing in 'owns, admire
he most gorgeous jewels, eat the sea
;on's greatest delicacy and dance the
iew est dance.-Rom e Corresponldence
a London Pall Mall Gazette.
Canned Milk Preferred.
t was her first visit to the country.
he never before had been out of Chi
'ago. Everything she saw was a fresh
iieht. Eve in the garden could not
1ve found it more novel. The cows
'specially interested her.
At nilking time she citing so closely
.o the hired man that to free himself
1 gave her a cup of new milk, warm
md frothy from the pail. She took a
Then such consternation was pictured
n the pretty, piquant face that her
rother cried: "What is it. Dorothy'
"h." she Sobbed in disgust and dis
ippointment. 'I ion't like cow's milk.
['s horrid. I like milkman's milL-."
+ s w" . -------.. oo e-ee-a--w
One Way to Build.
, , T the convention of Aner
can Road Makers. wli
O A G met in Detroit, Mr. Geor
Burns, the labor leader an
President of the Miehign
Labor Union, advocated te use o
prison labor. either in builC ing road
or in preparing material to be us:
for hardening their surfaces. liehei
the first labor leader to advocate thi
course. although it has been suggeste
by many speakers and writers on thi
question during the past ten year.
Mr. Burns sees that it would be cleari
in the interest of such prison labo
and also in the interest of free la:o
to have the great army of prisoners
flow in the jails in the various States
who are doing no good for tLemselve
and adding nothing to the commo
wealth. applied to the road proposi
tion in some form or other. Man;
pleople object to a suggestion of thi
kind because they say that the use o
such labor for such a purpose w lou
have a contaminating influence in t4h
community where the work is dont
But to avoid suc' a result Mr. Burn
showed how this labor Could h)e iippiie
in the preparation of material. eith.e
brick or broken stone. where the pr'
oners' could lhe worked in inclosuire
rs they now are. The products so pro
uced would not come in contact wit]
!ree labor as the articles genera.1
produced by such labor do: conse
quently by this course you avoid cr,:n
petition with the manufacturer wh<
hffers for sale the manufsetured ar
licle. or competition with the free la
borer who works to produce thesi
articles, and. at the same time the
prisoner is receiving more useful in
struction. having more healthful exer
cise and adding greatly in the cou:r"s
of years to the common wealth. I
Mr. Burns' idea. which is undoubtedly
a sound and wvholesome one. shoulh
be adopted by the labor unions of the
country generally. it would bring to th(
road cause a very great and much
The great meeting of the AutomobihE
Manufacturers of America. held it
hicago soon after this Detroit eon
vention, developed the fact that al
of the automobile manufacturers o
Arerica are heartily in ffvo' of so:ni
general plan of road haiiding that shal
e applicable to all the States in tin
n'oni. Being unanimou in this view
they adopted a resolution inei:r5i:t
thr' passage of the Brownlow 1i
.Vich provides for a syten of N:
tional. State and local cc-operation it
the permanent impiovem:ent of h
pulic highways. It is very eviden
from the logic of events that the tire
is rapidly approaching when th
friends of the good roads cause wvil
be able to unite many forces in favo
of the general plan of road improve
inent that have heretofore been eithe
ndifferentor hostile. The labor lead
ers generally have been hastiie to thi
dea of applying the prison labor t<
his work. but now one of the mos
rogressive leaders of organizedI labo:
as come forward and indorsed ini thi
ost hearty and intelligent way thi
idea of applying this labor to the gen
eral welfare of the community b.a
uilding up the puh>lic roads. In order
owever, that this shall be made 1)0s
sible the road-building authorities. i1
the various States and counties, tmus'
e provided with funds of money in
order to obtain the proper machinery
egineering skill and expert labor. S<
s to make use of the army of prison
ns who would be put at their (dis!p'a
nder the new plan. In order to seer::
this necessary fund it is more 'Pt
ore evident that the aid of th:e Na
tional Government shouizi hue callc(
n to supply a p)ortion of tile money
This is all provided for by the Brown
low bill, which was not onfly indo:s&
y the Chicago convention. hut als:
y the Detroit convention of Anmrical
oad Malkers.-HIon. Mar tin D)odge.
Cood Rloads Preservat'on.
Your recent editorial on "Gooc
[ods.'' quoting a IRochester paper'
was quite apt. Embodying self-he'n
fulness,. but inot intended to dinminisi
self-reliance, the good roads law was
n amplifiention of the county roadh
law. tunder which. notwithstanudinrg ou
earnest efforts, the counties failed t
ove; and it expressly p)rovided1 thi
.hnI:, so soon1 as buiit, should b~
tlrned over to the counties .nnd ho
threfter- maintained as county roads
But, in furtherance of the home rub
principle, was added. "But the Irar<
f Supervisors may apiportion the cx
itense as they may be emnowered by
:w.'' titms allowving any to do withn
their juisdi cion as migi: t e:m h as
therin,. but I hlo:ted that the' mp:an
ondats w4ould larcome a il:xt (out1!t
-:arZe, as n:est junst aind equitbl
[ or suchl ater ial systeml in ena cottn
iv eo:a uv the interest of t he city
s well as thne towmn. Thlice ronads tra
verse the town, to be suare, but are:
urden beyond it andi of more genera
With main roads as a county charge
the towns will bue be'tter able to ('art
for the lesser roads. aind shoul., al
ctid ptro ruo. In the -;anraI interes
Some suggestion has been made b:
hese now more promhinenit in thu ant
oads mov-ement since it has becomt
potular than they were in the long am
ifut Pieriod which paved the wal
and secured the legislation. The zea
of new converts is p)roverbil. Bu
there is in the archives of the Stat.
D)epartment a delightful letter fron
Tanmes Russell Lowell. then Ministe:
to Spain. to Thomas F. IBayard. Secre
tory of State. exemplifying the disad
vantages of dIisregardling the whole
some doctrine of ne quid nimis in mat
ters of State concern.
Having provided the good roads legis
lation a ffording Staite co-operation t<
n initial and iimited extent to thit
)unties and towns by the two comple
entary statutes of 1598 and their per
'tion since. without impinging upon
a l option.,lhomie rule or the admninis
::tive enrtt of the counties anad thit
w~ns. but preservaitiv-e of the samte
t 11s 50 (ondluct matters that the
tt's contribuntion and (O-op)erai Ot
stop with thuis hwIf share in tirist ton
:ruition in jus: iee and equity.-Joii
A. C. Wri:hi.
Mak1- a virue of necessity.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL
INTERNATIONAL LESSON COMMENTS
FOR MARCH 12.
Subject: The Slavery of Sin, John vilii.
31-40-Golden Text, John viii.. 34
1 Memory Verses, 31. 32-Commentary
on the Day's Lesson.
I. The test and blessings of discipleship
(vs. 31, 32). 31. "Then said Je:ns." Bet
ter, as R. V., "Tesus therefore said." be
e cse many had believed on Him after His
s declaration that He was the Light of the
world, and after His answers to the Phari
sees, and now Jesus directed His remarks
to these new disciples. "Which believed."
The term "believed" applies here to the
1 disposition, openly expressed. to acknowl
dg edge Jesus as the Messiah. "If ye abide"
(R. Y.) Not a fitful, intermittent rela
tion. but thorough. intense and continuoua.
"In "My word." If ye obey My command
- ments and follow My teachings carefully.
Our spirits must drink in Christ's words
as our bodies inhale the atmosphere. No
man is worth listenin.; to on questions of
faith and doctrine who is not himself a
reverent listener to Christ. Abiding in
God's word must become the permanent
condition of our life. "Disciples." A dis
- ciple is a learner; one who accepts and fol
lows another as teacher and master. True
disciples are real representatives of Christ,
who live a holy life before the world.
1' 32. "Shall know the truth." Shall know
l it doctrinally, spiritually, experimentally,
not as a mere theory, but as a living pow
er; shall know the reality of things, and
s}mll know Christ Himself. the embodi
s ment of truth (John 14:1). The rulers had
I spoken of knowing the law, Jesus speaks
of knowing the truth. This is a species
of learning infinitely transoending all the
- guesses of doubting scientists and sneering
philosophers. "Make you free." Intelli
gence is not sufficient. A learned man is
still a wicked man under the bondage of
sin unless he has been made free. Knowl
edge appears as the fruit of faith. and free
. dom as the fruit of knowledge. Christ as
so4iates liberty always with the4 truth,
which He is Himself. and so presents the
truth as the cause of liberty as the effect.
II. Freedon, offered from the slavery of
sin (vs. 33-36). 33. "They answered."
Many commentators refer this "they." not
to the many who believed (v. 30), but to
the other Jews who had not believed. The
little episode of verses 30-32 is thus held as
a pleasant parenthesis, and the believers
are all allowed to be genuine and perhaps
permanent. The words cannot be spoken
of the simple people who had already be
lieved, but to the carping, caviling Phari
sees. "Abraham's seed." They had Abra
ham's blood in their veins, but not his
faith in their hearts. "Never in bondage."
This answer was not more true than the
language of pride ordinarily. Politically,
the seed of Abraham had been in bondage
to Egypt, Babylon, Persia, Greece. Rome.
Spiritually, they had been in bondage to
idolatries in past times. were now to the
rabbis, who were literalists in interpreta
tion. and without spirituality or sympathy
(Matt. 23:4). "How sayest Thou." Upon
what possible principle dost Thou promise
to us that which we already are proud of
possessing, viz., glorious liberty? We al
ready possess as our birthright what Thou
art offering to us as the full result of dis
34. "Verily, veriiv."' A solemn declara
tion enforced by these words. "Whoso
ever committeth sin." In these words
Jesus utterly expels the political question
from His scope. He states first the prmei
p ple and then the application. He spoke of
a more degrading bondage and a higher
freedom than they imagined. He whose
tendency and habit is to commit sin. He
who makes choice of sin; prefers the way
of wickedness before the way of holiness;
[ who makes a covenant with sin. enters into
. league; who makes a custom of sin; who
walks after the flesh and makes a trade of
sin. "Is the servant of sin." Is the slave.
the bond-servant of sin. He does the work
.of sin, supports its interests and accepts
its wages. He cannot dismiss sin at pleas
ure; the moment be attempte it he finds
the chains drawn tighter. Dream not of
freedom while under the mastery of your
Temperance instruction may be brought
in at this point. No bondage is greater
than the bondage to strong drink. Servi
tude is repulsive to all men. In our land
of freedom men demand their rights in
business, yet there are hundreds of men
and boys and sometimes women who put
themsetves under the bondage of the drink
35. "The servant abideth not." The
reference. may be to Hagar and Ishmael
and Isaac-the bond and the free. They
had spoken of themselves as the seed of
Abraham. Jesus shows them that there
may be of that seed two kinds: the son,
properly so call, and the sla-:e. These
Jews might be the seed of Abraham, and
yet, not being his spiritual children, might
not abide in his household of faith. Not
many years after this their capital and na
tion were destroyed, and the Gentiles took
their p'ace in the kingdom of God. Think
not to be made free from sin by the rites
and ceremoniez cf the law of Moses, for
Moses was but a servant and had not that
parental authority in the church which the
Son had. "The son abideth" (R1. V.) TheI
comnpa rison here is betwveen any son and a
bond servant, and son should not begin
with a cauital. Sinners are slaves, Chris
tians are s~ons and heirs. 36. "If the Son."
Christ now refers to Himself. The Son of
God alone has power to liberate those who
are slaves to sin. Jesus Christ is the head
and has full authority and ability. 'The
Father hath given all things into Flis hand
(John 17:2). "Free indeed." The Jews
boasted of an i-naginary freedom, but the
libert; which Christ offered was real and
lastinI i'its effects. It would have saved
the n.ion from the bondage of captivity
to Babylon centuries before: it wvoulil
save them from bondage to the Romans.
What freedom they had under the Romans
was due to what they had learned and
practiced of the word. Jesus knew that
deliverance from the Roman yoke was the
ereat w'ork expected from the Messiah.
IIe therefore sdiritualized this hope.
IlI. .Jesus shows the character of the
wicked Jews (vs. 37-40). 37. "Abraham's
seed." Christ admits their claini that they
are the natural descendants of Abraham,
but den.ies that they are his children (v.
39:' in the highiest and best sense. "Seek
tokill."' 'That they desired the death of
tAbraham's truest son is proof that they
are not true sons of Abraham. Their mur
derous intent proves~ that they are children'
of the devi4 (v. 4..) instead of Abraham.
-"No lplace i-n you. You do not allow My
word to enter your hearts and lives. 3i.
"Y speak." ctc The Son existed with the
Father during past eternity and He reports
the thines He~ hiad seen. "Ye do." etc.
Their father wa~s Satan (v. 44), and they
were instructed and led Ig him. :0, 401.
The argument here is that they were not
true chiildren of Abraham because thq~
were not like Abraham in character and
utiors. Abraham's life was who"ly unlikel
The Motor De Luxe.
Railway traveling, observes The
Tatler, is getting old fashioned; the
up-to-date millionaire goes every
where nowadays by motor. Mrs.
Mackay, the widow of the Silver
King, claims to have the most perfect
machine yet invented in which she in
tends to make the long jouraey from
.Paris to Rome this, month. This mar
.velous car is fitted with every imagin
.able convenience, including revolving
.chairs and movable tables, so t'hat
.meals can be served while on the
road. Mrs. Mackay is also credited
.with havinig the most beautiful flatt
in Paris, if not in the world. It cov
ers tne center floor of one of the big'
-buildings in the Bois, and the spa
- os hail is like the gorgeous inte
rior of some Eastern palace, with
-priceless traasrEs in every nook and
corner. The groat drawing room ia
n the French style, with Louis XVI
I ilt furniture and Aubussont carpet;
he white dining room is hung with
crimson and paneled with wonderful
tap:stry, whilst t'he prevailing tones
in the bedro,oms are pale blue and
pink, each being fitted with a marble
"Christ, the Great Physician."-Luke
4:1G-19; 5:27-32: I Peter 2:24.
Scripture Verses.-Luke 4:18. 19:
.Tohn 1:14; 2 Cor. 8:9; Matt. 11:28
30: Matt. 9:35, 3";.23:37; Luke 7:1-10;
Matt. 8:8, 9.
Christ's power to heal was not
limited to any one disease, to one pos
sessed of an evil spirit, to one sick
of a fever, to one blind, in every case
his word meant salvation.
It is our greatest blessing that
Christ is a Physician who can cpre not
only the disease of the body, but that
he heals our spiritual diseases, and
saves our souls for eternal life.
Mr. Maclaren compares human love
to the Venus of Milo, which, though
a statue of most magnificent qualities
as a work of art, has no arms. It
may smile in pity, but has no arms
to aid; it may look on in sympathy,
but pas no power to help.
MaRy a time human love stands
helpless, armless, impotent to aid;
but in Jesus Christ we have One who
is not only matchless in beauty and
grace, but is mighty ' to save.--Rev.
F. D. Kelsey.
The one who wishes to do good to
others can find a field anywhere.
Those who need the ministry of help
and sympathy lie all about us. Most
eyes are too dull to see the need.
The duty of one who is healed is
immediate. No time for longer re
flection belongs to him. The heart
which has been ministered unto
should minister immediately to others.
When Christ restores, he means that
the restored one should take up his
work, and continue It by aiding to
"A physician once said that he
kept himself in health by going to
see his patients. Whenever he dis
continued this, and required his
patients to come to him, or when he
tried to abandon his practice he
speedily became lethargic, stupid. and
dull; but when he resumed nis efforts,
and tried and tested his powers, he
recovered his strength and vigor. So
many a Christian man would find
spiritual health and strength in trying
to bring others to Jesus."-Hulbut.
There are in the Bible nine terms
for sin,-debts. missing the mark,
lawlessness, disobedience, transgres
sion, fault (moral aberration.) de
feat, impiousness, dis-harmcny or dis
cord. For all these kinds of sin we
need forgiveness. And there are- as
many words for forgiveness as for
sin-forgive, remit, send away, cover
up, blot out, destroy, wash away.
cleanse, make them as if they had
E OOTH [EACUE [ESSON
Christ, the Great Physician.-Luke
4. 16-19; 5. 27-32: 1 Pet. 2. 24.
Our first.- Scriptture selection de
scribes the visit of Christ to his na
tive town and his message to his fel
low townsmen, quoting what- Isaiah
had centuries before prophesied atDout
him. In this selection we have the
whole programme of Jesus Christ as
to the, work of the gospel. The poor,
the broken-hearted, the captives, the
blind and the bruised are to be reach
ed and healed. This is just what is
being done to-day in all the world.
Jesus the Great Physician Is healing
the sore of the world. In the next
accoulmt of the calling of Matthew we
have the same thought. He came to
the sinners because they needed him;
and he came to the worst because
they needed him most. Peter echoes
the same truth again when he de
clares that "by his stripes we are
healed." All these passages set forth
the healing power of Jesus.
There are many terms used in the
Scriptures to set forth the work of
Jesus Christ, but none is more ex
pressive than this -one of "Physician."
It was just like Luke, himself the
"beloved physician," to use this term
and apply it to the Master, He more
than the other evangelists, knew of
the significance and meaning of the
term. The lesson teaches the power
of the gospel as a healing force.
Jesus is the Great Plfy-sician.
When on earth he healed the body,
cured disease, cast out devils, recov
ered the lame. The gospel has ,a mes
sage to the body.' We do not have to
adopt the errors of the s'faith heal
ers" to see a healthy and helpful in
fluence of religion upon the body.
But more than that Jesus is healing
the p,hysical ills of the world. All
of sanitary science, of better hygienic
ccditions, of a wiser medical prac
tice, is but the effect of the spirit of
the Great Physician. Jesus is not
only the Saviour from sin, but also
from sickness and suffering. His
precepts and injunctions tend to long
lire and health. His teachings will
go a great way toward healing: the
physical ills of the world.
The po,or, the broken-hearted, the
oppressed' have i-a Jesus Christ their
best friend. Jesus is the wise Physic
ian, who will yat cure the social ilis
of our world. Greed, selfishness, and
oppression, on the one hand, are met
by violence, strife, and lawlessness,
on the other. Nothing but the p)rin
ciples of Jesus Christ can settle the
labor troubles, the municipal mis
rules, the tenement cramming, and
social crimes of our day. Jesus is
the only doctor who can cure our so
cial sier. He is the only Physician
who can or will purify our social life
and remedy the evils of our oody
politic. But he is able to save so
ciety from anarchy and injustice.
The greatest need of man is a
salvation from sin. The world is fill.
ed with babel voices crying, "Lo,
here," and "Lo, there." But every
professedi cure of si-a is a confessed
failure save the gospel of .Jesus
Christ. But in all ages, and to all
kinds of men, he has been the Great
Physician who has cured and saved
the sin-sick soul. He is able to lift
the burden, to case the pain, to
strengthen the will, to rectify the de
sires, and to regulate the passions.
It makes no difference just what
phasec of evil sin may assume i:i any
life, Jesus is able to cure it. He has
the only panacea in this world.
Woolly Calf in Vermont.
John W. Averili of Barre, Vt., is the
owner of a heifer calf whose hide is
covered with a black wool instead ot
hair. The calf is a little over a week
FIGITS TilE DIVORC
Wife of Buffalo Bill Gives Direct Re
plies to Questions of the Court
SUE DID NOT ADMINISTER POISON
Wife of the Wild West Showman De
on the Stand That She Ever
Her Husband "Dragon's
Blood" to Make Him Love Her
More and Other Women Less.
North Platt, Neb., Special.-Mrs.
Louisa Cody took the witness stand
Thursday in defense of her character
and good n.me, which have been as
sailed by W. F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) in 7;
his petition for divorce. Mrs. Cody
emphatically denied that she had ever
attempted to poison her husband. She
"Did you ever administer 'dragon's
blood' for the purpose of making the 4
Colonel love you more and other wo- 4
"No, sir, and I don't know what
dragon's' blood is. Never saw any and
never heard of such a thing."
"Did you ever give the Colonel any
thing to make him sick?"
Mrs. Cody declared she had never
old Mrs. Rogers (a witness for the
plaintiff) or any person that she had
ever di.:ged her husband to make him
love her or gain control over him so
that he would sign certain papers for
her. She also denied that she had ever
poisoned any of the Colonel's dogs in
Mrs. Cody denied that she was ever
intoxicated, as had been testified by
witnesses for the plaintiffff. She never
drank liquor except for medicinal pur
poses, she said, and never used Dro
fane and obscene language.
"Do you still love Col. Cody?" asked
"Yes, he is the father of my children,
and love him still."
"Do you desire a reconciliation at
"Yes, I do, but I think the Colonel
ought to retract the poisoning accusa
Mrs. Cody recited the incidents of
the funeral trip from Spokane to Roch
ester, N. Y., when they buried their
"Did you at that time- threaten to
denounce Col. Cody at the grave of
your daughter as being her murderer?'
"Did you ever send hi ma threatening
telegram in connection with the mate
'I wi 4d him that I thought he had
been the cause of breaking Arta's
A pathetis scene occurred here when
Attorney Wilcox introduced a letter
and asked Mrs. Cody to identify it. _
Tears streamed down her cheeks, and
between her broken sobs she said it was
a letter from her daughter Arta thret
days before she'died.
Among other things written by Mrs.
Thorpe (Arta) was the statement that
the bringing of the suit for the divorce
by her father had broken her heart.
Blaze on Passenger Steamer.
San Francisco, Special'-Fire -breke
out in the cargo of the steamer Or.
gon Tuesday, when the ship was about
15 miles southwest of Crescent City,
on her voyage from San Francisco tO
Portland. There wer'e 56 passengers
on board the Oregon besides the crew,
but the passengers were safely trans
ferred to the stdamer Del Norte,- and
taken to Crescent City. The Cregon
proceeded to the harbor under her
own steam, the flames having been
put under control. The Oregon left
this port Sunday with a cargo of gen
erai merchanidse and passengers.
When the steamer was about 12 miles
southwest of Whale Rock, which Is
but a few miles off Crescent City, Cap
tain Warner dis:cvered that the fire
had broken out in .the afte.r freight
deck, and was rapidly spreading. He
made directly for Crescent City, and
attacked the fire in every manner pos
sible. The steamer took a decided
list, and while she was- in that plight.
Captain Payne, cf thie Del Norte,'
steamed to her rescue, and transferred
the passengers to his vessel. The Del1
Norte then entered the harbor at Cres
cent City, followed by the burning
Meridian, Miss., SpeciaL-The Meri
dian Water Works Company has been
thrown into bankruptcy and A. M.
Lynn, of Birmingham, has been ap
pointed receiver. Mr. Lynn is district
manager of the. American Water Works
Company, which owns the Meridian
plant. Meridian has already voted $150,
000 bonds for a new plant if the pres
ent company's franchise can be an
Live Items of News.
The deed for the "Captain vineyard
place" was made to the Independent
Order of Odd Fellows of South Carolina ,
by W. E. and H. C. Beattle on Satur
day, says the Greenville 'News, when
Grand Master J. J. McSwain and Jas.
F. Mackey, chairman of the local com
mittee, paid the Messrs. Beattle.$5,000
the amount of the purchase price, and
this splendid property was transferred
to the Grand Lodge I. 0. 0. F. of
A sensational advance of $7 a share
in New York Central Railroad stock
and $6 a share in Union Pacific yes
terday caused immense interest, says
the Phladelphia Press. The stock tick
er, which 1s a most accurate barome
ter of coming events, seemed to be ver
ifying the reported open merger' of
these two great railroad properties.
Rockefellers and Harriman have long
controlled the one, and J. P. Morgan
and the Vanderbilts the other. But all
evidence points now to the domination
of the Rockefeller-Harriman party in
the New York Central as well 'z in
Receiver for Lumber Company.
Valdosta, Ga.. Special.-Judge Em
ory Spear, of the United States Dis
trict Court, has appointed W. J. But
ler, of Macon, and J. P. Coffee, of
Olympia, joint receivers for the Min
nesota Lumber Company, which has
large milling plants in Colquitt and
Clinch counties. The receivers were
appointed upon petition of the re
eiver of the First National Bank, of
Faribault, Minn., which holds claims
of $110,000 against the lumber comb
pany. The company's assets are giv
_ - e n aAA0 and Tiabil+tie. at $1Ad0.