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H.~give thanks unto the Lor<
forever. Sing unto Him- a
put forth blossoms. and the v
the night *le bringeth day, and out of
light is upon the mountains: for life an
HE bands of winterare brokeni
showers. Easter day bringeth
of all light . for on this day the Lord
and maketh known the immortality
everlasting. and His goodness endure1
ASTER ;s the promise of the
shail be renewed. even as gi
cease The bars of winter are brokel
The tird is on the wing. and the fli
jhe lilies lift their holy white grai!s.
For has not the Lord manifested His
green things ? They are sweet inte1
the winter cuts them down. and ea
spr:ng is a new page in the book of r
eterns genesis. and its end is not.
HE festival of the springtime is
their feast of the Passover.
honor of mother earth.CBut not th
whole message of spring.., To the re:
new birth and eternal youth of the s<
the physical life. but in the soul bear
ELEF in eternal life-compels
S thoughts. . The good man toils
but because he knows that his labo
fallen from the plow.. The good mar
it new. He is among the blessed wh<
chaos and life out of death. Since the
sohe with unwasting light: for then h
Chifst. and knew that God's universe
yet mork glorious genesis- yea. it er
BY REV. W. S. SAYRES:
20%S F a man die shall he live
y again?" has been the ques
C . ' tion of the ages. Men have
____~ tried in vain to answer it.
363 Philosophers have reas
.oned, poets have dreamed,
great souls have hoped, but all with
out any certainty. The analogies of
nature. the requiremnts of justice,
the sense of artistic or scientiic ur lty,
.have shown the probability of immor
-tality, and1 that ol to the few. But
there was no convincing proof of any
thing beyond the grave. Man was an
animal. and like an animal he mo~si
cease to exist. The dramatist, indeed,
had visions of a dreary. shadowy exist'
enee in :he underworld. but it was
-only the life of ghosts. and was not to
Abe compared even with the present life.
Most touching, indeed, we're the em~
taphs on heathen graves. "Farewvell
Forever. O Brother." The world was
full of those who longed *for the
touch of a vanishced hand and the sound
-of a~ voice that was still." Difficult, in.
-deed. is it for us to put ourselves in
the position of those who knew of n(
Tuture life. The gloom of a limited ex
istence was unirelieved by any back
ground of light. This world was all
There wvas no hope. Some few, lik<
the Stoics, proudly made the best o1
it and when life became too hard endel
it by self-destruction. Sonme, like th(
Epicureans, adopted the motto. "Let u
eat and drink, for to-morrow twe die.'
A rare few, like Plato, hoped agains1
The effect of this on morals was ter
rible. and degrading. The animus of
idolatry was either fear, or lust, 0r
both conjoined. The unknown gods
were to be placated, at first by offer
ings. and at last by iniquity.
But when at last, "in the fulness of
time," when thre world had had time4
to prove its helplessness and the futil
ity of its systems, and was ready fo:
the truth, the light came.
Beautiful as a vision, sweet asa
song, was the story of the resurrection.
The glory of the risen Christ be
wildered the world with its unspeak
able ghidness. Men had not looked for
this. The golden light streamed all
:nt once through the open gates of
Heaven, and. in that iihlt the enignas
of life were cicar-ly read. Human lif(
was not a tragedy, but a poem,a
drama. where the last act was an end
less life of glory and activity. The
old faiths were but the brok-en tomb,
tihe empty grave clothes, that brok-en
bands that had b!inded and fettered
human life and freedom. What
wonder then that the disciples eagerly
sped into all the lands preaching the
resurrection. carrying the good news
of the viwtc- over decath int:> the for
ests of Euoe the warstes of Africa,
the plains of Asiat and the isles of the
-sea. WVhat wonder Il at the new be
lief inspired enthusiasm, extinguished
the lpains of mnartyrdom. and converted
the em pire itrsel f. The knowledge of a1
fttur: life bro ught a new-~ force into
the world. M odern civilization'l is the
preseniT. but not the :i:oi! resu:t. Man's
hora:.:n was enlare unti: it wvas
bom,;2Lddr n:::y by 1:i n:niy. Thle expan
siepoe of the :resurrectan on 1:u-.
man thiot and1 life an hardlyv be
mea sure' m na p rs da'5~(Ites from
the re~ The burdens of life
are :~ IL l'erspctive of
eter e.s its proper
I, for He' is good,~and His mercy endureth
new song. for He causeth the desert to
alleys He covereth with greenness. Out of
ieath life everladiing. On this day a new
d the resurrection are proclaimed forever.
in sunder.~and the land is made soft with
the children of men near' to the source
declareth the permanence of Hi; world.
of the - soul. He hath revealed the life
Lord that all the best and noblest -nmn
rowt-h and bloom and ripening shall not
n. and the iron bands of death are riven
;ht of the soul shall know no wrn:iness.
brnmmed with the sunshine cf God's love
love in flowers and in the upspringing of
preters of large certainties. ' Each year
ch spring they put forth again Every
evelation. wherein we read that life is an
or' it endureth forever.r
as old as the hope-of manT The Jews had
The Romans celebrated the Megalensia in
e Jews nor the Romans interpreted the
generation of earth Christ has added the
:ui. We know that our brancl- grows in
s frjit that shall endure forever.'
u. to believe yi good deeds and honest
not for to-day. nor for to-morrow alone.
r shall survive long after his hand has
pours himself into the world and makes
> win sight out of blindness. order out of
first Easter morning the soul of man has
e looked into the radiant face of the risen
shapes itself not to destruction. but to a
dureth from everlasting to everlasting.
ing." Death becomes a mere incident,
a passing onward, a nw birth, the
grave but the gateway of life. The ef
feet was also seen at once in morals.
Crime, injustice, wrong, would be
judged. Responsibility would be de
manded. The new life might be missed
th:rough moral unfitness a'id unrepent
* * *
The resurrection of Christ was lack
ing in nothing to make it complete and
attractive. It was not only a rising
of the spirit, hut of the body as well.
and the new body was not the natural
body, but that body spiritualized, en
dowed with new powers, indepen'dent
Iof earthly forces and restrictions. and
yet real and tangible. It was not a
phaptom, but cha nged indeed in na
ture. still recognizable as the samte in
appearance and featture as before, with
the print of the nails and the wounded
side. Without this, indeed, the resur
This beautiful picture is reprod
rection would have been ir.'omnplete.
A ghostly existence had no attractive
ness for us. The perfect man consit
of body and spirit, and with the capae
ty to realize again the touch of the
vished hand and to hear the sour~d
of th voic e that was still. Thus future
recognition1 becomes a certainly and
prgrs a ,eeessity.
It isitrest ing to conjecture what
wn e h .tture of our future condi
tio and o:ccu!pations.ChWe can do this
o"y prtmill. The cidcannot comn
prehend the mar/'s thought, nor the
animtal. the man's. But we may be
lieve that eich soul will find some
work that is congenial and in the line
of present ta!s. Ti1n nnivere is so
l::Tncivably vast ti::It there will be
el his enio. T Iere wi lin ) ile
piness. Nor will mnoilf a pratical
ur regni1red to) sprind an eter::ity
inIn oniharps. It is reasoiable to
suppose that mn1 with a talent for
leauiership 1nd governin.g will have
onme field in which to govern and leoad.
"-Ye shall judge angels." The teacher
!may teach in other worlds. Those who
love to minister in works of mercy, to
alleviate suffering. may find employ
ment in their special calling.
Music. poetry, art, science. philosophy
will not be lost out of that life. and
the artistic creator may be employed
in fashioning hew worlds. In fine,
speculation finds no limit to the possi
ble and probable fields of future ac
tivity. Powers and capacities that are
here felt, but are dormant for want of
opportunity, will doubtless be satisfied.
"Satisfied! Satisfied! The spirit's yearning
For sweet compar.ionship with kindred
The silent love that here meets no return
The inspiration which no language finds."
* * *
But will all men have this happy
immortality, or w:.ll it be restricted by
conditions? This is a question for the
theologians. Science teaches that the
fittest survive, and the teachings of
the risen Lord make Him the only
source of the resurrection. The only
man who has yet arisen makes per
I'sonal relationship of some sort with
Himself to be indispensable, but it may
be postulated zhat the demands of na
ture and of revelation will be found
identical, since both are from the same
author. It may also be suggested
that to persons who are criminal, vic
ious, satanic, an infinite prolongation
of life, with no change of character,
would mean an infinite development of
Good work is never wasted when life
is viewed as a preparation for eternity.
Nothing we learn is to be lost, but will
have its fruitage by and by. Benve
nuto Cellini, the famous artist, when
asked why he had spent so many
weeks making a certain miniature carv
ing on a gem, replied that he expected
to live forever, and a few weeks was
well spent in preparing himself for the
And so the old problem has been
solved, and we rejoice at the Easter
season, which preserves the historical
testimony of the fact of the resurrec
tion. Our bodies may indeed sleep in
the grave, but our souls shall rest in
consciousness until the perfect con
summation of the general resurrection.
"Tbere is no death.
What seems so is transitior.
This life o: mortal breath
Is but the suburb of the dark elysian
W1'hose portal we call death."
Hallie tock a walk or two
With the hares and rabobits,
And gave them such a talking-to
About :heir careless habits.
Sh" scolded them for jumping so
luietead of wvalking proper.
Anid told themi how their noses go
Whlen they eat their supper.
And said. "Now yo should never let
Ybur ears stiek uip like that,
I 3hi vou should comb them neatly back
' di tuck them in y our hat.
lucd fom hepaitin byth
A JckHone Pi Fr aser
tiy ader~ lead upt /h tpoh
e; p n ni r ece iteylo
chick ns.Ter remrgisde n
Pieces fribb the attache b these
And'andee Eundstrswe. ac ntr
puJlcs thei r ut is theting. ne
for astr, nd he Kitteby. rgr
wh ehs one chill heno endes then
Tho'.cI iside the or o
tin 'adrtes psee the topnofw-he
U!imd ihi R L AuiU!11 NU I L
"The Power of His Resurrection."
Rom. U:3-13; Phil. 3:10. (Easter
To be buried with Christ (Rom. 6:
4) is to pass with Him out of the at
mosphere and power of worldliaess
and into the atmosphere and power
There is no entrance into Christ's
life but the portal of Christ's death
No one can kr.ow "the power of
His resurrection' (Phil. 3:10) until
he has known Him; and the more one
knows Him, the more precious will
be Easter and Sunday.
Have you ever tried by imagination,
sympathy, and love to enter into
"the fellowship of His sufferings"
(Phil. 3:10)? It is the climax of
Those that have known the resur
rection from the death of si'n need
no other assurance of immortality.
"The power of His resurrection"
'must be made by us a power in other
lives before we can fully receive it in
The measure of a Christian is the
i degree in which he does not shrink
from physical death, but does fear
Every strong man wants power;
I and no power that man can gain is
I equal to what one obtains from
Children are often afraid of the
dark, but they all love the dark when
they are holding father by the hand.
An artist obtains the essence of his
power from his father and mother by
birth. So we obtain through our new
birth i'a Christ the power of His
resurrection, the power of immortal
There is a high, impenetrable wall
around the next life, but Easter is a
door left ajar.
Just as our rising from the death
of sleep is a daily experience, so we
renew every day the joy and the pow
er of Christ's resurrection.
If the resurrection of Christ took
place, then all the other miracles be
came possible.-Francis L. Patton.
0 let me know
The power of Thy resurrection!
0 let me know
Thy risen life in calm and clear re
No husbandman would sow a grain
of corn if he did not hope it would
spring up and bring forth the ear.
How much more are we helped on
by hope in the way to eternal life!-!
Our onl' hone is to enter into the
victory of the risen Cnrist.-F. ..
EPiOHTH [EAGUE LESSONS
The Power of His Resurrection.
Rom. 6. '3-13; Phil. 3. 10.
This lesson from Romans is a part
of that argument of Paul's on exemp
tion from the necessity of sinning
based on the power of a risen Christ.
The argument is that as Christ had
a death, burial, and resurrection, so
ias the Christian a death and burial.
to sin, ar.d a resurrection to holiness.
And of this great fact baptism is a
symbol and sign. Those who would
read into this passage an argument
for the made of baptism mistake the
whole symbolism of the passage. If
the "burial" is litcral, so must the
"planting" and the "crucifixion" be.
The passage is, however, a powerful
argument for a spiritual death to sin,
and a spiritual resurrection inlto life
and holiness. ThE passage from Phil
ippians is a similar teaching. .Justi
fled and in union with Christ. we may
know the power w'hich Christ's resur
rection possess. This would bring
participation also in his sufferings
s well as his love.
There is one passage in our les
son of pr'ofound significanec. We re
fer to the eleventh verse of the sixth'
f Romans. It is an impassioned ap
peal to the persons addressed to
realize t'aeir coa~ition of freedom
from sin througia the power of the
risen Christ. It is an urgent ap~peal
o die unto sin as Christ died for
sin; arid to live unto God as Christ
ives with God. It makes an appre
priate Easter meditation. Consider
Being Dead unto Sin. Everyone
recognizes that we may he dead unto
some sins. No one considers that it
is an exalted profession to claim that
e are dead unto such sins as murder,
theft, profanity. etc. Why should it
be thought fanatical to claim the
power of Christ to such an extent that
e may be dead unto all sin. To be
dead is to feel no desire, longing, or
motion toward. Is it true that Christ
can save that the soul shall recoil
from all sin? So many testify. and so
the Word would seem to teach. The
death of Christ on the cross is a type
of the death of the soul unto sin. It
is a constant antagonism to evil. It
Is fixedness in righteousness.
Being Alive unto God. Holiness is
not only negative but positive, it is
more than ceasing from sin: it is do
ing good. Not only is it dcath to sin,
it is active service in righteousness.
That is a spurious holiness that onily
claims noncompliance with sinful
acts; real holiness is active and posi
ive consecration to ghod'works.
Dialects in the Philippines..
There are between forty and fifty
dialects in the Philppine islands. All
of :hese dialects belong to one com
mon Malayan stock. Their grammat
ical structure is the same. The sea
tence in each one of them is built up
in the same way. The striking use
of affixes and suffixes, which gives
the speech its character, is common
to iem all. There are, moreover,
wor: and cxpressionls identical to
ther all. A hundred common words
coul -eadily be selected which would
scar :y vary from one language to
anot -r; but the fact still remains
that while similar in grammatical
structure these languages are very
different in vocabulary-so different
that two members of any two tribes
brought together are unable to con
verse, or at first even to make them
selves understood for the simplest
steps of intercourse.
THE ST;~ DA-IY ;SCILEDOO]
INTERNATIONAL LESSON COMMENTi
FOR APRIL 23.
Sub>et : The Entry of Jesur. Intn .Tern
sale-m, JAhn -xii., 1V.-:6-solden Tex1
Matt. xxi., 9-emory Verses, 12, 13.
Commentary on the Day's Le.asor.
i. The triumphal procession (vs
12-.1G. 12. "The next day." Afte
the supper. This would be Sunday
comIlonly called Pahui Sund:y. "Muel
peoIle. Vast crowds were presen
at the Passover. In the time of Nero
t census was taken and it was ascer
ained that there were 2,700.000 Jew:
present at this feast. "To Jerusalem.
Jesus and Ills disciples left Bethan
and went to Bethpliage, a small vil
lage between Bethany and .Terusalem
Here they stopped and Jesus sen
two of Ills disciples to bring Him ,
colt on which to ride into Jerusalem
When this was procured He advance(
tovard Jerusalem. There were man:
from Galilee who knew Jesus person
ally,. and great ilunubers had been at
tracted to Bethany. excited by th<
r((ent resurrection of Lazarus. 13
"Branches of palm trees." This wau
a demonstration of their joy. Carry
lng paln and other branches was em
blematical of success and victory
-And cried." Combining the four ac
(outs, w( get tile following features
Some took off th'eir outer garments
the burnoose. and bound it on the co!
as a kind of saddle: others cast theil
garments in the way, a mark of honoi
to a king (2 Kings 9:13); others gath
ered leaves and twigs and rushes
"Hosanna." Hosanna is a renderin;
into Greek letters of the words. "Save
we pray" (Psa. 118:2~). It is like
shout of. "S.alvation! Saflvation!'
"King cometh." Jesus Christ is ap
pointed King over the ghurch (Psa
2:(;. and is accepted by the church.
1-1. "As it is written." In Zech. 9:9
15. "Fear not." There is no caus'
for fear. The King is able to defen
His people. "Daughter of Sion." Th(
church: God's true Israel. "Sittint
on colt." Here was the triumph 01
humility over pride and worldly grand
eur. of poverty over affluence, and o1
meekness and gentleness over rage anc
malice. The horse and the chario1
were suggestive of war, the ass was
the symbol of peace. - When they cam<
in sight of Jerusalem. while other
shouted Jesus wept over the city. I
saw its sins and the sorrows and deso
lation which were so soon to com(
upon it. 16. "Understood not." I1
was the events themselves now occur
ring that were dark to them. They
were not seen in their true light as v
magnifying. as a prefigurative glorify
ing, of a suffering Messiah. "Glorified
then remembered." The ignorance 01
the disciples was corrected by experi
ence. What they did not understand
now, they understood when the resur
rection and ascension.had taken place
II. The cause of Christ's popularity
(vs. 17-19). 17. "The people," etc.
The repeated references to the raising
of ,azarus greatly strengthen the his
toric evidence of the miracle. They
are quite inconsistent with the theory
either af a misunderstanding or o;
deliberate fraud. 18. "This miracle.'
"This" is emphatic; other miracles had
made but little impression, but this on(
had convinced even Christ's enemies.
19. "T-e world." A.n exaggerate<l
form of expression sho :ing Christ's
III. Greeks seeking Jesus (vs. 20~
22. 20. "Certain Greeks." The orig
inal tvord "Hellenes" means persons
of Greek nationality, born Gentiles oi
the Greek race. "To worship." These
Greeks were proselytes to the JTewish
religion (Exod. 20:10, etc.). 21. "'T
Philip." It is not known why they
should come to Pnilip first unless it
was because they had some slight ac
uantance with him. "We would see
Jesus."' Not merely to see His face,
but wve would speak with Him and be
taught by Him. It should be the do
sire of ever' heart to see Christ. 22.
Anrew" and Philip." How pleasing
to God is this union, when the minis
t:s of the gospel agree and unite to,
gu~ er to bring souls to Christ.
IV. Jesus teaches the way of life
23. 'Jesus answered them." Our
Lord spake primarily to the Greeks
nd sceondarily to His disciples, (1) of
he meaning of His impendig death.
2 of tile nlecessity of faithfulness to
im in it, (3 of the blessing attached
thereto. "The hour." The time.
Should be gloritied." The time has
ome when the old prophlesies (Isa. 54:
: GO:3) are to be fultilled, the Mes
siah's kingdom is. to be set up in the
whole earth, and Christ is to take His
place on the right hand of God. 24.
And die." The seed must die in or
der to liberate the life-germ and allow
it to become fruitful. Christ must die
to complete His redemptive work.
23. "Loveth His life." The word
translated life is often translated soul,
s in verse 27. The meaning is thai
e who makes the pleasures, honors
and rewards of this life his chief con
ern, and sacrifices his righteousness
anI integrity in order to obtain them,
shall lose it"-shall lose In most cases
even the earthly rewards that he hoped
to gain, and shall lose his soul eter
aally. "That hateth his life." On the
other hand, he who sacrifices, when
necessary, all worldly goods for
Christ's sake and the gospel's (Mark~
S:3). "shall keep it"-shall gain eter
26. "Serve Me." Christ is a Master
in a twofold sense: He instructs men,
ind appoints them their work. He
who wishes to serve Christ must be'
ome a disciple to be taught, and ar
servant to obey. "Let him follow Me.'
Let him act out the above principle,
s Christ had done and was about tc
do. This is Christ's answer to the re
quest of the Greeks. Christians must
follow the methods and example 01
Christ. "Where I am." In heaven.
At a Royal School.
No public school 'has stricter rules,
r is carried on in mecre methodical
'way, than the little villa at Peter
hof which forms the academy a'
which the Czar's daughters are edu
At the head of t'he establishment i
one of the impirial chamberlains, bu
all the remaining officials and attend
ants are dwarfs. There are twenty
four footmen, not one of whom i
ocre than four feet high: the janitor
indeed, is only thirty-seven inc'hes ix
height. Surrounding the villa are
umber of pavilions, used as class
rooms and playrooms for the roya
pupils, who, among other subjects
study riding, cooking, needlewOri
and house management. To the las
named subject spai att~eniA 1
givn, each princess having a reli3
tre establishment, including a chan
CelL r and treasurer,
To this wonderful setoc1 the littl
Czarvitch will go just as soon as hi
is old enough. At present there an
only seven pupils, namely, the Czar'
four daughters. their two cousins an
a.li1:le Prince' of Montenegro.
HE LAND OF STORY BOOKS.
At evening, when the lamp is lit,
Around the fire my parents sit,
They sit at home. and talk and sing,
And do not play at anything.
Now, with my litt'e gun, I crawl
All in the dark along the wall.
And follow round the forest track
Away behind the sofa back.
There, in the night. where none can spy,
All i iny hunter's camp I lie.
And play at books that I have read
Till it is time to go to bed.
These are the hills, these are the woods,
These are my starry solitudes.
And there the river. by whose brink,
The roaring lions come to drink.
I see the others far away.
As if in firelit camp they lay,
And I. like to an Indian scout.
Around their party prowled about.
So, when my nurse comes in for mc,
Home I return across the sea.
And go to bed with backward looks
At ny dear Land of Story Books.
-Robert Louis Stevenson.
A MUSICAL KITE.
Kites are extremely popular through
out Central and South America. where
they are called El Comte (the comet);
and, while many are fashioned like
ours, most of them are much more
peculiar, both in shape and design.
Bamboo sticks form the framework
and usually the covering is tissue pa
A fringe of this paper ornaments
some, and the boy who is musically
inclined extends the sticks above the
paper and stretches strips of bide
across them. In a strong breeze these
give forth a beautiful sound, like an
A musical chord can be made by
tightening or loosening the strings.
Sometimes the surface of the kite is
painted to represent the face of .a
man, when the fringe~around the sides
has the appearance of a beard and is
Sometimes, too, says the Brooklyn
Eagle. a tin knife cut in shape of a
crescent with inner edge sharpened,
is attached to the tail, and the owner
tries to cut the strings of any other
kites that come in its way.
Much skill is often shown in at
tacking or escaping from the pirates,
as the knife-tailed kites are called.
A CORK THAT WALKS.
Lots and lots of our boys and girls
have seen a match box, a horse fly. a
stone fence, and even a board walk.
but we are pretty sure that very few
of you have ever seen a cork walk.
Still, under certain circumstances, a
cork can walk, and this is the way to
bring about that unusual spectacle.
Get as large a cork as you can fnd.
and stiek side by side in one end a pair
of flat headed nails. Then get two
forks and ir.sert them. one in each side,
near the other end of the cork, as
slbown in the pictrure.
Now get a strip of wood four or live
CDEK ALKIN D'NTH. oAD
down on eihe sdOe ofE th AeDrio
wetood. Sand ath wo siihe wide,
ade toasie. and iyoune wilanse ofhe byr
Pace tjerk down ths stadn tking
its nail legs,-Nwt onYork henngMig
Itw was eithe asretyae of foot-p o
perhaps Strt smother sing fomn
idetose and in aillreeathbberkll
andal terl onthei feloard running
rinicurois, tifflge ittleay-you n
ihts na srmlee Yord Etang apil.
ofbyI t was c pretty gamoon! ot
pThea, or se o asteye bigflorn
ninygwt and lwcickigaretubers bail,
tandtyn to spigtie awme-ouinsedof
This is the way it was. Little Isa
be's mother had taken her down into
the sunny chicken yard to see the
chickens, and on the way Isabel had
picked some blue violets in the grass.
Well, these little chickens had no kind,
careful, anxious biddy-mothers to keep)
them out of trouble. They had been
born all together in a great box that
has a particular kind of name--an in
cubator-not at all like a nice, old-fash
ioned straw nest. But all little chick
ens are very sociable, very friendly;
and these seemed to think that every
body who came into the chicken yard
had come to help take care of them;
and so. when Isabel sat down on the
warm earth in the spring sunshine,
they ran up to her and then on to her
an d ali over her little lap and stood
on' he: soulders.
At lust Isabel held up her hands to
keep them off; but her mother said1
ltte chickens could not hurt her, and
pehaps they wanted some of her vio
So Isabel drew a violet out of the
bunch and held it up to a little speckled
puffball that had just jumped upon herI
nrim. Ouickly he took it in his bil andj
ran with it, and after him ran every
one of the rest. Up and down the yard
they chased, running and flying with
their tiny yellow legs and little wings.
Which one finally got the violet Isa
bel could not see. it was such a
scramble and tangle, such a pile of
feathers and bright eyes!
Whenever some of the chicks gave
up, they came ov.'* to little Isabel for
another violet. and then another game
There never was a better football.
Nobody got hurt: And how excited
and happy the chickens were, their
little, small chirpy voices sounding like
some sort of sweet music.
Seven. eight. nine footballs the little
chickens ran and scrambled for, run
ning back every time to Isabel for an
other violet as soon as the one they.
had had was captured and eaten.
All that spring little Isabel called
every violet she found a "chicky foot
ball.''-Gertrude B. Potter, in Little
DOLLS' STYLES IN DRESS.
The demand for handsome gowns for,
dolis has sprung up in the la't year or
two. It began in a small way, but has
increased in a most remarkable man
ner. Of course, there are many hun
dreds of thousand, of little girls who.
will have to content themselves with
the old-fashioned dolls with the store
clothes. but the very young ladies who
reside in the big houses are not satis
tied unless they have one of the import
ed productions, with the latest ward
The head of one of these doll dress
making establishments was asked the
cther day how It happened that there
was a demand for custom made doll's
"Some one-I couldr't say who-start
ed the idea that the dolls of. the little
girls of the '400' should be gowned in
the latest modes," he said.- "The best
dolls and the dowdiest dresses come
from Germany. Now, what was there
to do? Why, that was easy. We still
bought our dolls in Germany, but we
made their clothes here. We began.it
in a small way last year. The past
season the demand was so great tirat
we could barely fill all the orders just
before the holidays.
"Of course, these German dolls .wMh
smart American dresses come hih.
This one. for instance"-and he held up
a doll about a foot long, exquisitely
dressed in a blue silk dinner gown
"this one would cost you 40. Others
are as high as $100, but that includes
three or four dresses. Not long ago
we had an order for a bride doll, and
an elaborate trousseau. There was a
magnificent wedding gown of white
satin, a traveling dress, a house dress
or two, a ball dress, a dinner gown,
wrappers, kimonos, pajamas, all kinds
of shoes, slippers, silk stockings, and
lingerie. Then there was a fine trunk
ad a traveling bag. In addition to.
this there were parasols and handker
chiefs. and, in fact, everything that
should go to make up a bride's ward
robe in high life.
"Yo must know, though, that
clothes are not th'e only things that
have become necessary to the happi
ness of millionaire dolls. No doll that
has any respect for itself will think of
getting along nowadays without a fully
euipped bath. WVe have them here,
as you can see."
And the doll man showed a miniature
bathroom with all the appurtenances A
that are to be foun& in the toiljet of the
ir est women.1
"Then, of course, the dclis have jew
ery," went on the head dolls' dress
maker, "and they have brass bedsteads
and beveled French glass dressing
"But are the little girls who possess
them really any happier than the little
girls who have the old-fashioned,
shabby rag dolls?"
The head dolls' dressmaker looked
hurt for a moment. Then he added
'Well, I guess n.ot."-Brooklynl Eagle.
Ricrack is white cotton braid woven
in points, and of yore much in request
for sewing into elaborate designs like
a coarse lace.
Now one of the charming new linen
dresses for misses shows a number
of daisies en applique, which are noth
ing but our old friend rickrack. There
are fifteen points to each of these
daisies, which means that the opposite
fifteen points have been strung on a
thread andi drawn under a small white
crochet motif that serves as the heart
of the daisies.
A liberal sprinkling of these daisies
on the blouse and on the yoke and
front panel of the skirt transforms
it into a handsome dress. Any girl,'
whose mamma cannot afford such a
dress for her can easily make them
herself and put them on a dress that
would otherwise be plain.
The Bill Was Not Paid.
In the days when Mark Twain wa
an editor out West he was not so we
of as of late years. One morning
mail brought a bill from his tailor, n
an unusual occurrence. The boy wh
went through the mail called the fu
ture humorist's attention to it. "And,"
added the boy, "he has written on the
back that he wants a settlement at
nce." "You should know what to do
with such copy without asking," sai<
Mr. Twain. 'Inclose it ::::'G regu
ar printed slip stating that all manu
cript written on both sides of .the
paper is unavailable."
There is one place in a ship where
the voyager may be at rest. This wri
ter discovered it during a mid-Atlantie
torm, when he went down to the bath- -.
room, tumbled into a warm sea bath
nd foated. The vessel was perform- 5
ing the most amazing antics, but the
water in the bath kept its usual grav
ity and the bather floated with a smile
u.o.it bo hem.-.EnndOn Chronice _