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cnt illpol'tati)lS from GernaMny
include sonie exceedingly artistic fans.a
in the reitulation conbination of ima
terials and decorative effet'l's and like
wise a novelty or two. Fans of swans
down are enjoying a marked degree
of fashionable approval. and at the op
era and other society affairs the large
fluffy breeze-propeller of swainsdown
has been conspicuously waved by
many a distinguishing matron and
One mounted in pearl and spangled
gIauze is bordered by a row of cockatoo
feathers in white. Another shows tor
toise-shell imounting conbined with
black and .gold spangled gauze. the
distinctive nott being an edging of
tortoise-shell most delicately carved.
It is a fad nowadays to collect fans.
and colletors who value their posses
sions are investing in special cases in
whi(h to store their treasures. These
cases are gilt franed in the shape of
fan, with a background of silk velvet
or brocade, and the contents are kept
On view. but safe trom dust.-Brook
Dress of a Princeps.
To belong to a royal family does not
always mean that the children can
wear silks and jewels and laces every
day of their lives. The frugality ex
ercised in the Germnan imperial family
is well illustrated by an incident re
lated by a writer in Everybody's
The empress, with two of her court
ladies. was oitting on a terraee in the
Park of Sans Soiei. at the Pots<am:
Pamcc, when another lady of the court.
a countess. apIpronehed. The countess
was accin piiied by her little girl. and
the empress called to her own little
daughter. the Princess Victoria. who
was playing down below, to come up
ad make this child's acquaintance. A
few minutes later the empress felt
somebody tugging at her sleeve.
"Mamma," whispered the small Voice
it her ear. "see what beautiful things
that little girl has (the countess's
a 1ughter wVas Imost expensively
dressed . And it is not Sunday, and
there are no uncle-kings here. And I
am a little princess. and she is a little
counte'Ss. And she has on as beautiful
thin.s as you give ne on Sunday and
hen my uncle-king comes. May I
put on my beautiful things'
"No, little sweethi'art." the empress
whispered in reply. "your p:pa is
under too great an expe:e to permit
ou to wear your good clothes every
day, - We must be as careful as we
'can of our clothes, so as to helo him in
every way possible."
A Novel Work.
A novel work for women, which, so
far, doesn't seem to have traveled far
out of England (where it originated), is
the training to learn to fight fires.
So firmly is it believed in Englandt
that there is even a sc'hool established i
for this training, which is actually
ne.E patronized by a large number of wo
ien. And, besides the school dev-oted
to this work, several of the large col
leges for women have departments, or
rather brigades, whose memb~ers are
ri;:idly drilled, and who have figured ~
tn many dramatie fires.
The usefuln'ess of the training Las I
been especially apparent with mnembJers
of hospital staffs, and, most of all,
-with those attendants who are on duty
. in insane wvards. MIany panics have
been averted which could not have
been if they had not been drilled to1
Part of the attendants are trained to
run immediately to the part of the 1
house on fire, the others to circulate
Samong the' patients at once, in such a
way as to allay their excitement and I
have them ready to march out in safety I
if the fire should prove serious. In'
the drilling the attendants take turnis
at "quelling the fire and quelling the
patients," as one girl put it, so that all
of them are ready for any part they
may be called to do.
In the hospitals, too, wherever these
.trained women are, the danger to pa
tients and to buildings by fire is mini
mized by the knowledge of exactly
what do do.
The course is thorough, including all
the branches of life and property sav
ing and of escape.
Invisible Hair Nets. . I
Smartest coiffures are now held in
arr'an:ement by means of the invisible
net. Not the old fashioned device. se
namied. which was once used to hold
the "waterf'ail" on the nape of our'
ra ilniot he-'s shapely ne('k, lmt a
rcallv navisile cover.' which is so dcii
('ate of tex tre that it enan be adjiusted
ova any ';ind oif coiffure~ without in
lrsonxs who haive slor't hlair's to
trick omt f sight: will rind these nets o!
riui'y hair. whli -h so readitily' h1-omes
tact wvith thte opn a ir.' maliy thus he'
pr!vetedt1 fom lo osn:: lnd destroy
inag lhe etf'eet of ta' ci :n lttd" ciffture.
Some( of the* n ew cotiffures rea liy re
tire'4 thet inisib'.Ka net, nto matter howi
long and r'egula:' the strandv of hair
mlay be., for :111'a. the new hali' ar
bre.:k ri: thegular r'iles of the
sidahal n, w'iak '?thet nt indis-~
. pens:;bie. Fo ia : .t i ' V.ne tlf
(araged' I \Vract porti oft the hair.
This v:1' te flikeys i tch pnurse '
an ve:I::ga a b llr t ter warm
driiawlilii ratil' tti laoth' r nul
lionfth' neV:t aot' women prf r
itn-IT o eve~:: I *.tttt ary2 t::r t
-naturially a~w.v el.,e t th "n~ape"
niz anti unsih' ly end[. One of the
1lrter* mod.les of haird:ssing, which
;ome of our women are dopting. is an
indulated poipadour, parted in the
entrie, with a low coil on the u-1pe of
he neck, the poimpadobin g i carried
'ihIt down to the cii in the back.
With this is worn an English "fringe"
iust over the foreheai. This short
'hang." as we would call it in America.
s frizzed anid is s lme llnsh l
with :1 sliight I. curve. :ind snometiies ar
aniged from either side of the parted
ud undulated pomtipadour. It is very
hort, not more than :in iii-i or an iich
ind a half in length. Tall wmnen.
vhose fhures are *EnI-dish.' that is.
lim.-and shall one sa: angular'--are
est stilted with this rat her trying coif
ure. present undulation ealls for a
very wide wave. indeed it canl hardly
)e made too wide, and it must le ae
jenituated quite deeply also, if one
6ould he really ultrafaishionable. The
air must he kept glossy too, and
'each particular hair" must he found
n its "Own particuisir plice.'* for
:he ripples of the ui dilation must
niatch perfectly to be correct.
A -marked advantage of invisible nets
.t that with them it is not necessary
:o wear veils. They will hold the hair
irinly in place. and one is spared the
varmth of a veil.-Washington Times.
To Get Rid of Superfluous Flesh.
,Iost personis Who are too stout have
:w'o peculiarities: they Dave good appe
ites ind at disilnclnatiln for a great
inount of exercise, says Willin S.
irge. M. D.. iii Good Housekeeping.
It is said to be almost impossible for
iY Onep to ne'Clulaite ahirge stock of
Idpose tissue if really active exertiou
n proper amount is made t'eery day.
Stout people begin to exercise ini
maious ways. and aro so po)s'5sscd
vith the idea that they 'rear them
elves at the beginnin: they a , (on
:equently unable to c.ontinue: they
rop back ineto ii:n'tivity. on the plea
hat they really cannot endure so much
Many stout persons. WOmenI eiS
ecially. flind objectiomnzble fatty tissue
ecuutilating about the waist line. It
s this fact that gives them the keen
!iscomfort. A fat figure iiiy be got
en rid of in a very short time if tle
iwner is willing to make the effort
Lhe important point is to educate the
nuseles. Many womei seem to have
o knowledge of the existence of the
hdominial musces. To get rid of an
mipleasinmt bulkiness, it is necessary
o go through simple miuscu!ar move
Spread~ on the floor o:' the bed cbamn
or a thick comfortable or blanket,
ud have r'eady a small pillow to use
n ease of need. Remove the clothing
ad nut onl a loose slip or nightress.
'hen lie down on the blanket. . If
iddiness does not result fronm placing
he nead flat on the floor, take that
osition. If it is uncomfortable use
lie pillow. When all is ready clasp
lie lands together under the back of
he head and straighten the body out.
xtending the muscles of the legs as
traighit as possible. Then begin by
aking long breaths: after this try to
ontract the muscles of the abdomen.
tt first maybe there will be no effect
erceptible. wich is in itself the most
onlusive evidence of the need of such
xercise. Five minu-.es of effort a1;
he outset is all that is wise to take
ithout an interval of rest. If there
a abundance of time. lie still on the
blanket for a little while. put the feet
lose togeth'er, keep the head flat on
lie floor and resting on the clasped
ands, then try to raise both feet at
ne time from the banket. Do not
nove the body, simply lift the feet, if
ossible. Very likely the attempt will
rove a failure.
I know a woman who tried twenty
ive times before she -,vas able to raise
ier feet six inches from the floor.
fter the effort has proved successful
elease the hands from under the head
md let them rest gently on the abdo
nen. then lift the feetand observe the
xmtraction of the muscles under the
ands; the higher the feet are raised
he more rigid these muscles become.
As soon as practice enables one to
:ontract these muscles readily, study
:he structure of the body and try to
nove all of the intetn'al organs inte
)endently of each oth 3r. This is possi
le, muscles of whiech one never even
~uspected the existence.
A few months of t'.iis kind of train
ng. wvithi a diet carel ully selected and
easonabtly restricted, will (10 woniders
n .the way of reducii.g corpulence.
Piture~ btats, eitherli wi Ite or 1blac-k,
ire still worni with dressy costumes.
Elbow sleeves are grovwing imn favor,
md w-ith thmem long .gloves arie womrn.
The loose. blouse effect of wvaist is
apidly becoming lost, while the Di
etoire is taking its place.
Of all the uses to which embroidery
S put there woutld seem to lbe none
cithi prcttier results t hana in millinery.
Skir'ts areC cut circular. or many
rored:l circular flaunces are *eenm, and
ny knife-plentinags are us-'d~ as trim
Theii new ha:- iar' smal'cr than here
fire: ha-i, linigeii, eyelet embroid
-y. thoe-s and fli::;: at-e used as
:Sarplce effects lea 1 themselves read
y to the newv waists and can be male
win' to both the full anid the
Seeves co'ntinue fatll at the tolp, thet
hiiring down the catir- or along the
unc-r seon'u is v-ar-'d by .atlhering,
Tucker and chenaisettes, made of
a-e ort lngerie. siow various em
roieries and fatcy s titchings, and
ire worn with iipen-throated surplice
VANITY O VIRTUE.
spartan Qualities That May ite Sublimy
Yet a ;ore to Hear About.
A S 1rian virtu. sen-, I," he- the
'a 'y-ftor-ellib.re bi're of the worst
s1r' TkthmnvloSe supreme if
not oily virtue iles in , the fni hat lie
takes~ .1 t')hL \V tl''0!*t11ViV iittt -'
the wholt' year round. You meet him
in the ear in the stre et. in the cours
of busines anvlywhere. anid nio matter
wha-1:t the- tolle 1may be at thet Stalrt, the
coniver'sation is bound to it< ide an
aCcouit-quite incidentl. of cour'5C
oF how oil lie frosti est of miorninigs lie
frolics inl the ive cold water just as it
Comes from the liydrat nt.
Then there's the inn woi it walks
dowil to his office eve'ry moriniigi. rain
or snow. in snishine and in storm. The
more distant his home from his otfice
the more he will talk about it. and he
will tell you that le is hecoie so wi
custolied to it that the only thie he
can get an extra thrill out of it is whelln
til stret's a0re deep with snow and the3
wvinid is blowinig a1 hurricane.
Heaven may forgix% the min who
rises at 5. sunmer and winter. spring
and fall. We never e:ml. The early
iIser is nlot a criminah.11 simlply becaulse
the law does not (esitgnaite his offense
as a crime. But it is admitttl that the
law has its defects. Nothinig cln a:tp
proatl the look of sup-riority on the
face of the early riser. He has found
the only road to health or weailih. The
books he has read before breakfast
would, if collected in a heap. make the
Congressiolal Library look small.
There are some who would place in
the first rank of this group that rugged,
hardy. vigorous. full-blooded gentleman
who can't breathe in a room unless all
the windows and doors ar ' oplei. The
lower the pressure of steam in the
radiator. the lower the mercury in its
tube and the wilder the play of the
winds over the roofs and around the
coriers. the more ilsisteni- is he that
you are imperilling your very life by
not ocupying an ofnice wide open to
every wind that blows.
Ohl, partan virtue is a fine thing. but
It would b., simply suliie if its mod
ern exponeilts al iniculcators would
just keep still about it.-WYashingtoni
WORDS OF WISDOM.
IIoalth is nature's reward for con
formnity to her laws.
Be praised not for your ances Ors,
but for your virtues.
I No nation can he destroyed while it
possesses a good home life.-J. G. Ho!
A man is rich in proportion to the
things ihe caln adford to let alone.
Ilappiness comes not from the power,
of possession. but from the power of
appreciation.-H. W. Sylvester.
A man rarely thinks seriously on
the subj-ect of religion until the- day
the doctor is sent for in a hurry.
Joy is for all men. It does not de
pend on circumstances or conditions;
if it did it could only be for the few.-I
Action is the word of God: thought
alone is but His shadowv. They who
dijoin thought and action seek to di
ide duty and deny the eternal unity.
Liberty means. not license. but such
lrgeness and balaitee of manhood that
men go right not bveenuse they are
told to. but because they love that
whiich is right.-Henry Ward Beeher.
A. perfect faith would lift us a bso
utely atbove fear. It is ini the cracks.1
eratnnies and gulfy fauiltst of our he"
lief-the gaps that are not faith-that
the snow of apprehtensionl settles and
the ice of tuikindness forms.-George
Wondrous is the strength of cheer
ftlness: altogthelCr past calculation.
its power of endurance. Efforts to be
permanntly tuseful miust be uniform
ly joyous-a spirit of sunshine. grace
ftl from very gladness, beautiful be
President Angel!, of the I'niversity of
MIcbigan, told this story to a class in
inter national law:
Some y ears ago, when I was United
States MIinister to Turkey, Greece was
visitd by a severe famine. A great
wave of sympathy and pity swept over
the Uited States, affecting the women
particularly. They raised hundreds of
dollars for the relief of the sufferers.
Withi true Yankee husbandiry they did
not send the money in cash, but spent
it in buy ing vast quantities of cloth,
which they made into dresses for the
Gecian women. One entire ship. I
believe, was loaded by this outpouring
of charity. I iiever was tired of re
fring in diplomatic circles to the
generoity of may countrywvomen, and
for at time was the envy of the repre
sntativ es of the other government5.
"ShotlyI after the ship arrived and its
cro had been distributed. I had co
caio t0 o mak-:- a trip through Greece.
It was in' the' days wvhen our ladies
wore extremely large sleeves: lbut the
tyhe in Gr'eece was not the same. You
mayv imagiine my surprise and humilia
tion when I saw that thP Gr~tecian
w oen hiad not known wha''tiig A mer
icai garmients ;ere ani Itad pt themln
on their hushands for vrou - rsu
day 3lagazine. ..
A Polite Cab'uan.
The usual Saturday aftelroon thr'ong,
dresed in its best, swarmed uip andi
down Br oadway.
A. enbby, leaning confidingly bac':
wird. said to another perched on the
i'h seat of his hansomi
I havena't seen a prett:y woman to
A woman in the crowd. hearing.
looked r1proal'hlfully utp.
"Present coimpanly ailwvays excepted."
r'rreted the cabby politely.-New
Womran's "Good Time."
Woman is having a good time-some
peole think too zood a time. The
era nts 'are not to be allowed to
h o er her. the ehibiren tire niot to ice
a1,l'wed to lot her her. her husband is
no' to be a llowed to boCtht r her. She
i to tb free to iead the higher life.
ItI sunds bruttai. but perhaps woman
wa n~ ot intended to live free from all
bothers. Perhaps woman wats intend
ed to tak' her shlare of thie world's
makinZr Good Country Roads.
,tq CO3 NITY is known
I by its roads. Ical eSite
A O depre(iates in market value
A: hei bounded by bad high
ways Cities. towns and
cou1 iesz ow'e Iluch to good
roads. Tlose so fortuiate as to enjoy
good roads do not realize their value
until they locate inl a vicinity that has
poorly constructed roads. The aninal
visit of the supervisor is not always
appreciated by the farmer or by the
man who is compelled by law to work
his required lime on the roads. Too
often it is lookea upon as n usClesq
burden. Oftentimes it is so, for the
work is really thrown away. Super
visors get in their time and.draw their
pay. The real service of a good road
is often torgotten by otticers, as well n
as by the imien working under them.
A general public opinion demanding
good road making is the first essent i-.
Too much time is wasted and too much
money is spent on good roads and bad e
roads. The graft has worked its way
into the maintenance of the public N
Every roadbed must have good draii- b
C.ge. Dirt roads become impass:able.
ad the rock or graveled 'roads soon
lose their identity. When side ditches
hold water many weeks during the a
year, it is a clear indication of bad o
drainage. Such roads cut up badly
and are filled with deep ruts. Often
times the side ditches are higher than
the main roadway, and not only have
no standing water in them. bu. they
shed all the runiling water ilto( the to
wagon tracks. Side ditches that are 0
serviceable must lower the water table
in the roadbed and carry off all the
surface water that would otherwise
flood the roadway.
Thu graveled or rocked road usually
is graded before the hard material is
spread upon it. and for a short time. at b
least, the drainage is good. Since n
water is the wor.st enemy to good roads a
it is likely to make an attack any day a
in the year, it would seem that the
annual road-working season would not u
altogether fill the bill with any kind of
road, whether it be gravel. rock or
dirt. IRoads to be at their best nced.
ttention every time it rains; especi- t4
ally is this true of dirt roads.
The grader is excellent for opening p
up side ditehes and for fifling the road
centre. but in many instances the work 0
the grader can not do is left undone.
Bridges are not properly filled. The
enids of ditches are never opened with
the shovel. Even the roadway is left
hollow, because of ignorance in hand
uing a grader.
The Farmers' Institutes have inter
ested a number of farmer~s over In
diana in dragging their roads after
every rain and after a thaw inl winter.
The result of this experiment has in
deed been very satisfactory. Whlere it
is impractical to have hard material
for road m-aking, good drainage. with t
the dragging pror-ess, will give farmersy
living on dirt roads fair roads through d
the entire year. The drag is so ar
ranged as to drag all loose dirt to the
road centre, and inl so doin~g the wagon
ruts anld horse tracks are enltirely filled
up. There are no holes for holding
water. Then the dragging of the sur
face when wet puddles the top, so as
to assist in sheddinig the rainfall.
which then passes to tile side ditches.
The success of the dragging promnises
to give the farmers of the dirt road
districts a chance to show their publie
spirit in good road mlaking. The farm- Ii
ers join together and drag the roads p
near their homes.-W. B. Anderson, in
the Indianapolis News.
Good Rloads and Autos .'
Whatever the reputation for reck- y
lessess and disregard for the rights of
the road which many automobile driv
ers or "chauffeurs" have acquired, the
adent of the big car is undoubtedly Ie
exerting a stronlg influence favorable
to good roads, an incereasing influence
which may be exerted powerfully when
the time becomes ripe for legislative
assistance. An interesting experience"
is related to me of roads and country v
ways, by M1r. Whitman Osgood, of
Washington, who, with his wife, two n
children and a "chauffeur," made a s'
round trip last fall to' St. Louis in his
automlobile. They went by thle famous r
old National road, passing ithrough
IHgertown. M1aryland; Bedford,
Pennsylvania: Pittsburg. Zanesville,.t
Columbus, Indianapolis. Terre Haute,
etc. The greatest trouble MIr. Osgood
encoutered. hlowever, was, as lie
terms it. "the inevitable white horse."
He says this particular colored animal
is by far the miost fractious and un
reasonable. anld in several eases caused
accidents. only one of which resulted t
"Thie roads in M1aryland were very
good"' said 3Mr. Osgood. "even in the Ii
moutainls. Ill Pennlsylvania they wer
ad and in West Virginia thecy wer .
bad. Inl Oio the roads got bletter.l
especially around Columbus. where for
sevety. 'iles~ theys areC as level and
smods as a floor. InI Indtianal they 1
were fair. but in Illinois an~d 31issouri
-well, the next time I go over thiose
roads it will be with a flying macinle.
They were simlply fearful. We hald
no bad weather.
"I never knew before what aln excel-'
lent index to the character of peCople h
are tile roads whlich cut through tile Ii
couty. Where there were good roads v
there were good farms: where the
r~oadsl were poor the farms were poor. f
and thie farmers looked shifttless anid
deod of en .rgy and amblitionl. We n
fond it diftenit to get proper food jin b
somie of the country districts, tile I
ftre sending all their products iml
mediately to the markets. The jour
ne v the most exhilarating and in
strt. and I am always hereafter
a stri: advocate of good roads."
Guy 1 [itchei!. in Indianla Farmer.
Acco; :ng to ai Spanish exchange. tile
Itepublic of Colombia. in South Amecr
jeg, site the time'Is ot thl2 conquerors.
has produced $13.000).000 worth of
Tie Shlah of Persia has placed an
oter order for six high class automo
With th Funny
A Sordid .arnl.
I never loved a swtat --az--'!
Or cali Ill cuw. with linpiid eye
Too dear:y to refuse to sell..
Epciiahly when beef was high.
-Lou1-ville Cou rier-Joinal..
Of Two Evii.
cohwigger - "Ho0w did ile get the
Codwell - ie mnarrid : cooking
A Responsibility Mer.
'WhA'It art deninuds.** Said. the critIC
rnestly. "'are pictueis of* r0-i life'."
-Well," saidl the( .14-tress. -that isz
at I provide. Ly phtographs are
sale at every performamet."
A Yellow Vt-il.
"The Japs are remarialy pnrst
Yes. indod. I slillier' to think
hat Would become of us if they
mould come over iere a:d becomu
"M11a foi :" said the traveler. Who was
'atinig a New York papelr. "Ali
iehohler has his lad cut off and
ill e tlireatens revenge at zA poll":
Z(. Aiericans viil believe zat, zey
ill believe anlythii"
Nor D;sposed to Cavil.
.eqantne-Thalt old farimer is
liing everyl.body that when he cantc
!t at you witi a iun you ran away."
ItAilway Surveyor-"Well. lie's part
right. I rani a w.ty r:.tilt throu.hL
s land."-Chica .go Tribune.
All by Hcrself.
.She says she's g-oin to narry some
iy th:tts worth while. if she eve
irrios anyIaly. Sheo has refusd1 hal
ozen inno-po youn.g men 1:
"Why. she's a regnulhr lob1ster can
.-ry, isn't 5he?"-Chicngo Tribune.
Like Samson ot Old.
"Yes. my wife ealis h'er littie Sky,
"'lhats a queer MIme for such n
Uly little tiin-.
"Well. you see., he'd be nothing with
t his hair."-Pihildelphia I-'dgr.
Church Worker-"Wou'l1 you assi ',
:. good si., to seid a missionary t
Mr. Gotrox-"Not miuc-I'm a vege .
rian-but I'll assist you to send them
)ue easily digested cereal:"-Puck.
Old. But Good.
"Have you1 no gymnasium?" asked
ao visitor at the Stillviih' Femialc
"Oh. every place is like a gymnasiun:t
us." replied the polite lady princ(i
i: "you wili notice that we have
.mb belies everywhiere."
Instance of A n imal Inteliienlce.
Mrs. H-eriwayte--"I do believe the
tl darling knows I'm getting i"
Mrs. Biggs-"And when I caugnlt my
shnd kissing the maidi I ses to him,
r~y 'aughty like. I ses, 'John, you for
Mrs. Biggs-" 'No!' lhe ses: 'on the
)ntrary, it was you I had forgo!.ten.'
The Tartar's Itetort.
"Let me see." began Mr. IHonpee'k,
he wooden wedding is the fifth anni~
"No:" snapped his wife. "when onc(
arries a blockhead the ceremony it
But the miserable man had fled.
lere is a man who stole $4000 fronoi
e c Governent y-ears ago andi .a
1st returned $12,000~ to the 'conse~nC
"R jinks. I am thinking.'
"If the Governnment would he bettN
Si everybody stole $4i)00 and te
.ned $12.Uo."-Chicago News.
Single and 1Double.
T hi." said the' man who wds shlow'
the stra;nger' aro)und the city. as ht
tet a b road stretch of beach,
oigs to old1 Bigspud. It's all1 matde
ad. That's Lis hotus . back there~ uo
"Is that oin made land. too?" asker
"No: that's en mnarr'ied land. lie go
wih his wife."-C..hicago Tibunell.
"Yes." saia the Chica go gi'i. "I'n
glged to Mr. I3eks. It was realiy
-ad to u:d ld hecautse I like Mr. Bu1
n quite as well andt they're equally
Wat decided tihe thing?" asked lht
4-st al imfl~y if Iiu'ch a ; ii should<
see~e neessay."- P'hiiidelpia
Mary the 'Tumrn" Please.
Unele E.'ales-"I don't know as you
ll thank nme for interfering. Ellen.
itthey tell me this Mr. Cashmaan yo :
-e goigto a) nrtr is uttarly '~crth
U'nele Charlnes--Not in a p'ecuniary
~e you know - he's got mioney
.uith-but from an initelletual poai
Elen-"Oh. Uncle Charles. you don'1
now what a turn you ptve me:"-B~os
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL
INTERNATIONAL LESSON COMMENTS
FOR JUNE 25
Review of the Lemons For the Second
I taxrter of the Year-Reart John xvi.,
1-1--Golden Text, John xx., al-The
Les.son I. Tople: Jesus the Sheplherd
of soul. Phlace: Jerusalem. .esus
tells then that lie is the shepherd of
the shep; 1e is also the door; the
Ph ri sees and false professors were
the thieves and robbers trvinI to de
stroy the sheep. Those who trust in
Christ antl enter in through the door
shll be saved: Christ comes to give
His life for the sheep; the wolf-Satan
-tries to destroy the sheep: thehireling
fleoth when the wolf cometh: the Good
Shepherd cares for and protects the
sheep: other sheep-the G;entiles-were
soon to be brought into His church.
Although lie laid down His life yet
le would take it again.
11. Topie: .lesus in the crisis times
of life'. Paeis : Uthabara, in Perea:
Bethany. near Jrusalem. Lauzarn
was sick mid lis sisters. Mary and
Marlta. sent to Jesus informing -im:
Je.us renmained in Benhabara two days;
thent took His discitles and went to
Bethaniy: when e arrived in 1-etl
any Lazarus had heen dead and buried
four days: Martha met Jesus first:
Mary was thent alled: they mouried
that Christ had not ieen there before
he 4lied: .iSUS groaned in spirit and
wept: the Jews s:id. "Behold. how He
loved him ;" .1 ests asked tea to take
away the stone: Christ prays; calls
with a loud voice: Lazarus thon eatie
forth: nmany of the Jows believed in
i Jesus whenu they saw the miracie.
III. Tople: Love's servive to the
Master. Place: Bethany. at the lhomne
of Simon the lienr. Jesus is :11aini
in Bethany: a feast is provided for
Hinm and His (1iscipes: La::,rus who
was raised from the dead sat with
Him at the table: during the supper
Mary anointed *Chri*s herad and feet
with very costly ointment: the whole
house was tilled with the odor of the
ointment; she wiped His feet with
IV. Topic: The kingship of Jesus.
Plae: 1rom Bethany to> .erusalem
and in the temple courts: Jesus took
His discinles and started toward Jer
usalem. The people who had heard
of the raising of Lazarus crowded
around Him: a great throng of people
cane' out from Jerusalem to meet Him;
they greeted 1-ii as a king atnd cried.
"Iosanina:" Christ rode on a younr
Colt: certain Greeks desired to see Him;
Andrew and Philin tell Jcsus: Jesus1
came out where the Greeks were and
V. Topic: Jesus taeaches humility.
Plave: An upper room in Jerusalem.
Jesus and Hi1s disciples are about to
partake of the Passover supper: the
disciples disputed over which should
be the greatest and Jesus teaches them
a lesson in humility by rising and
washing their feet; Peter objected:
Jesus answers his objection: Peter
says. "Not my feet only;" Christ re
fers to His betrayal.
VI. Tople: Aids to fruitful service.
Place: In Jerusalem in an upper room.
The supper is over; Judas has left
and is planning to betray Him: Jesus
teaches His disciples important
truths through the figure of a grape
vine; IHe is the vine; His Father is
the husbandman; .Christians are the
Ibranches: the branches must be purgedF
that they bring forth much fruit:
those who abide not in Christ are cast
into thle tire: Christ is glorified when
we bring forth much fruit.
VII. Topic: Christ's prayer for His
followers. Place: Idi an upper room
in Jerusalem. Before Christ and His
disciples go out into the darkne:.s of
the night Christ prays: 1. For Himself.
2. For His disciples. ::. For all believ
ers. He desired that they be kept from
the evils that are in the world: thaut
they be sanctified: that they may know
the truth: that all believers should be
truly united: that they may be paur
takers of His .glor~y: He asks that His
love may abide in them.
VHi. Topic: .Christ's challenge antd
1riudiction. Place: Pilate's judgment
hall. The Jews accuse Jesus: He is
taken before the high priest: Hie is then
taken before Pilate; it was early in
the morning: the Jewvs would not en
ter the judgment hall; Pilate went out
to them; demands a formal charge:
questions Jesus: is convinced thatI
Christ is innocent; they clamored for
Barabbas and asked that Jesus might
IX. Topic: The erucifixion of JTesus
Christ. Place: Golgotha. Christ goes
forth bearing His cross; a great mul
titude follows: He was crucified at 9)
o'clock: two thieves were crucified
with Him; Pilate wrote the title in He
brew. Greek and Latin; the soldiers
east lots for Christ's tunic: Psalm 22:
18 is thus fultilled; Jesus provides for
X. Topic: The resurrection of Jesus
Christ. Place: A garden near Calvary.
The women were early at the tomb;
several women and John. and Peter
had left: Mary tarried: twoangels ap
peared to disciples in the tupper room.
XI. Topic: The ministry of the risen
Christ. Place: Isle of Patmos. John
had been banished to Patmos: John
was in the spirit on the Lord's day
Sunday: heard a-voice; sawv see gold
en candlesticks andl one like unto the
Son of man stantding in the midst;
Christ is described: John fell at His
feet as dead.: was told to write what
he had seen: this same Christ is still
wlking in the midst of His people.
XII. Topie: The blessedness of
hetven. Place: Isle of Patmos. Join
laid at vision of the new heaven and
the newv earth: in the midst of the city
was a beatutiful river of water: there
was also the tree of life which bare
twet mtanner of fruit?: servanis
serv-ed im: thurre was no night: the
Lord gave light to the city.
The Nashville Anterican thinks that
the mercenary spirit is growing: that
we are tending more and more to
neasure everybody and everything
by mtoney. It pleads for and looks for
wartd to a higher standard: We are
living and have been living in a period
of wealth-developing, of money-mtak
ing, of industrialism and commercial
isma in which have grown up colossal
forunecs through the development of
tte enolrmncas natural advantages or
this wonderfutl country. In such a
period of industrialismt success i-s apt
to be measured by individulal wealth
or earning capacity. But we shall
conmc more and more to understand
and appreciate the true standard; to
etmate men. not in dollars and
cen'. out according to their real
wrth. The world's greatest benefac
tors have been men who lived and
died poor in material wealth. The
scholar, the patriot, thle statesman.
the artist, the scientist, the teacher.
the moral exemplar. these in the
greatness of their work, make the
ere money grubber seem meanly
our National Her'tage. Isa. 55: 1-13,
This May Also be Used as a'
There is no surer tcst of a nation
-as of a man--than its budget of ex
pcnd:iures. Is it fc- lattlcships or
Whoever is the ruler of this nation,
we are not safe unless the Over-ruler
There is no height of national glory
more lofty than God's thoughts. and
the naticn that comes nearest to
them will come nearest to suprem
There Is no national prosperity ex
cept- ab .he nation does God's will
a fact that is very strangely neglect
(in legislative halls.
If ours is a great nation. it is great
in spite of the saloon. No one ever
dreamed of thinking that the saloon
contributes one jot toward the great
ness of anything.
There is no greatness of our na
tion in any directica?-in men, in
goods, in learning, in arms-that is
nor threatened by the saloon.
No patriot is more useful than the
home missionary, and no taxes are
more truly contributions to our na
tional welfare than our gifts to the
home mission treasury.
You are actually owner of your
share of the possessions of your city
and of your country, and you should
be in active control of it.
"The Man without a Country," in
Hale's great story, was an exile on
the ocea-n; but many a careless citi
zen on land is practically a man
without a country.
To reserve one's patrilptism for war
times is like cultivating a farm only
A will must be verified in a probate
court, and our right to our national
heritage must be proved by service.
A careless voter is like a soldier
firing with his eyes shut.
Youtag men and women are too
seldom trained in the knowledge of
the government of their community,
state, and nation, and so are unpre
pared for their civic duties. The Ln
deavor Society may well become the
agent for this preparation.
A group of specially interested En
deavorers may be formed, or the
whole society may work together.
Some text book of civics . may be
studied under a competent teacher,
and talks may be obtained from
Christian men in office, who will tell
about the operation of the parts of
the government of which they have
A club may be formed for this pur
pose, using as a basis of organization
the constitution which the United So
ciety furnishes free.
Whatever plan is adopted, the
work will be fascinating, and will
continually grov. in interest as the
members come to know more about
SUNDAY, .JUNE TWENTY-FIFfIH.
The Vast Field of Southern Asia.
Mal. 1. 11; Matt. 8. 11; John
What is known as Southern Asia
in our missionary work embraces all
of India, Bomba.y, Bengal, Burma,
Malaysia, and the Philippine Islands.
There are eight Mission Conferences
and Missions in this field. Nearly or
quite two hundred thousand dollars
are annually expended here by the
Parent Board, besides large sums by
our Woman's Foreign Missionary So
iety. India alone is a vast continent
containing three hundred millions of
intelligent peoples. This is in many
respects the most promising and suc
cessful mission field of the church.
Four missionary bishops have juris
diction in this field. They are Bis
hops Thoburn, Warne, Robinson, and
India is a continent more than a
contry, and contains one fifth of the
population of the world. Its people
belong to the Aryan race, like our
own, and are governed by the Anglo
Saxon. The people are philosophers,
and are mainly Hindus, Brahmans,
and Mohammedans. Nine tenths of
the people live in villages averaging
three hundred and sixty to the vil
lage. Yet there are many great and
populous cities. Great wealth exists
In many localities. Yet India is so
many-sided that there are sixty mil
lions, so poor that they never went
to bed other than hungry. Our work
began In India in 1850 under the great
Dr. Butler. To-day we have ;four
great Annual Conferences, and nearly'
one hundred thousand members and
probationers. Christian colleges and
native preachers with a rapidly ex
pand-ng work promise permanency
to this great church. The opportuni
ties are exciting and the responsibili
ty appalling. Men and money in in
creasing streams should be poured in
to India this quadrennium.
The Philippines is a most interest
ig field. 'Under the splendid work
of Dr. Stuntz and his fellow mission
aries, we have made a most promising
showing in these islands. The
Aglipay movement has openaed the
way for Protestant work. With near
1 ten thousand members there now
we may expect to rapidly increase
during the present quadrennium. In
harmony with the plans of the Evan
gelical 'Union we limit our denomina
tional work to certain districts. We
have equal privileges in Manila with
other churches, and to thie north the
choicest parts of Luzon. The island
of Mindonao has opened to us. One
of the most hopeful of our Mission
fields is in the Philippine Islands.
The Minnesota Experin .ant Station
has discovered that the cow suffers
from the characteristic disease of
twentieth century civiiizat ion, nervous
overstrain. She hat :'muerament.
She is over-civilized. "The high
strurg cow has no place in the dairy
scheme;' she should be elinminate:1."
writes Professor Haecker. The St.
Paul Globe says: "We think some
body will strike a blow for this exotic
type of cow. We have sufficient con
fidence in the world to believe that
it is a respcter of even bovine asp:ra
Itions, that a vulgar consideration for
cream and steaks will not :niitate
against the development of the aesthe
tic nature of the cud chewer, that se
wil not become the victim of heart
less unrelenting science,"