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TME NOBLEST LOVE.
are many kinds of love, as many
kinds of light,
everv kind of love makes a glory in
re is a love that stirs the heart, and
Icre that gives it rest,
the !ive that leads life upward is the
n est and the best.
-Henry Van Dyke.
A IERY ORDEAL
f'bert W. Tolman.
o RlIZZLED and scarred, but
Swith the excite
a 0 mient of the fight he had so
often waged. Thomas Jen
kins, veteran fireman on
the London force, thrust
the zZTh into the hands of Arthur
Scot .. bis new recruit from Yorkshire.
o- er they had dragged the hose
the snow up the narrow alley
the burning building. until,
ierds from the street, a brick
arrJ their progiess. Then, be
e water caie. .lenkins had
ed a window with is ax, and
l'd directed th' increasing
thre-:ghi the shattered sashes
t the rear of a long stairway.
closet beneath which the zamaes
;egiEng to burst.
tI her there, *d: Il be back
Ti-!" he shouted in the deafened
-..is subordinate, and was off
,he a:ey to head an attack from
quarter upon the fire.
exerience had made him fa
with every foot of his district,
wi:h the coolness and sagacity of
practiced fire-fighter, he saw in an
stant what needed to be done.
The scr-.e of battle was in South
r. not far from London Bridge. in
f-ur-story brick building, the upper
t of which was a pasteboard box
factory. When the engines arrived the
flames were already '>ursting through
the windows. The only exit from the
factory was down three straight, but
steep and narrow flight of stairs,
one directly over the other. up which
flame and smoke were already surging.
On the ground floor beneath the last
fight. the small closet filled with paint
and oil lent ready fuel to the confla
graticn. Scot: was to hold the fire at
this spot in check.
The lirst thing to do was to make
sure that every one of the imperiled
lives in the three upper stories was
saved. The smoke drawing up the
Estairway had deterred all but a few of
the women and girls from attempting
to descend. Up the steps dashed the
firemer. and began to bring down the
half-smothered workers. Lives first;
the building afterward!
- Down in the gloom of the narrow
alley Scott stood like an artilleryman
at ls gun. Before, behind and to his
left rose the brick walls. He was at
elose ouarters with the foe.
It took all his strength to hold the
ncozzle in its place, directing the rush
ing .water to the spot where it was
most needed. He heard with satis
"waction the. torrent hissing on the wood.
The volumes of smoke told him he was
doing good service.
in the street at the end of the alley
- T~ose the stack of the shaking engine,
filling the air with sparks at each
hoarse. tremendous puff. That and the
spot ef flickering red through the win
dow in front of him were the sole
bright puints in the hoseman's field of
Presently a gust of wind drove the
smoke down round him, and it r-ow
ritchy dark in that narrow, brick
,walledl canon. The engine disappeared.
and even the lurid spot before him
dimmed and blurred.
As Scott stood awaiting further or
- ders, he felt impatient to be actively
at work inside the building. His mates
had the inspiration of each other's
presence and help. They could move
:about. He was chained to a single
He could hear the shuffling tread of
feet, and now and then the .,mothered
shriek of a woman. as men, bearing
heavy burdens, passed down the stairs.
He could hear the crashing of wood,
as doors and partitions gave way under
the swinging axes of his fellows. On
the front of the building he knew that
they were raising ladde'rs, and he
longed to be in the thick of the fight.
But, as he stood there, holding the
flames in check, he was the pivot on
which all turned, the link without
which the life-saving chain would be
.Tenkins knew men: and be felt sure
that in the young Yorkshire recruit
he had a subordinate whom he could
From the street came a shrill
w-histling. Intermittent orders were
shouted hoarsely beyond the smoke
"This way with your ladders:"
Scott heard it all, but could see noth
ing. Hie was enveloped by black, roll
.ing clouds, that at times hid even the
building from him. The broken win
dow had hitherto been fairly clear, but
now :t puffed out a chokIng flood of
smoke full in his face. Still he kept
the- nole~Z unflinchingly pointed
through the - w.
Bnt hi':i " the hoseman's head
was gatherIng a danger of which he
did not dream. As is the case with
many of the older buildings of that
district, the valleys on the roofs were
lined with sheets of lead, which melted
in thle intense heat, and be~gan to
tricle lown the steep channels in'
Svoon these threads grew to silvery
streams. which filled the gutte's. over
Ilowved them. and poured dowvn toward
the sniw-eovere'd glud. SMot was
rit bewi''h tihe end of a vallay dolwn
whin one of these str:u~s camec dart
pat tered bside' him lie did not noice.
for his cye., were glued to i dull red
:l ra unr the stairwayi. int the heart
of whi pw w.:s~ dircting~ the .it of
stream falling two feet from his righi
shoulder, and at once appreciated the
danger that threatened him.
The first leaden driblets disappeared
under the snow, sending up a column
of steam. Then the volume of the rill
increased. forming a little lake of
metal, into which the stream fell with
a heavy, guttering splash.
With shrinking, sickened fascina
tion Scott eyed the gleaming cascade.
Let its course swerve ever so slightly,
and he might at any moment be cov
ered with molten metal that would
sear and blind and eat through skin
Besides the danger to himself, the
growing leaden lake portended another
perif. It was only six inches from the
curve of the host: if it spread a littlc
farther it would burn a hole through
the cloth and rubber, and he would nc
longer be able to hold the flames in
check. He did not dare to attempt tc
move the line unaided, for fear that lie
might lose control of the fire.
Yet, imperiled as Scott was, the
thought of abandoning his post never
entered his brain. No material bonds
held him there. He had but to drop
the nozzle and step aside; three or four
paces would carry him sa fely beyond
the reach of the searing stream. In
that thick darkness no one would bc
the wiser for it. But the invisible tic
of faithfulness to the duty entrusted
to him chained him to the spot with
bands stronger than steel.
To desert his post now would- mean
to allow the fire to gain headway be
neath his comrades, as they labored
to save the scores of fainting women
above. The only exit was by the stairs.
The fire threatened them. He held
the fire in check. If he blenched,
human lives would pay for it. Al
though his ruddy face grew pale' he
did not move.
Surely by this time the factory musi
be almost emptied of its workers! The
sound of feet upon the stairs came
less frequently. Jenkins might appear
at any minute to order him elsewhere.
Scott hoped with all his heart that his
chief would come quickly.
Scattered drops, hardening into shot
pellets as they fell, pattered down
round the fireman. Occasionally one
struck his helmet or shoulder. Three
or four burned through the hose, and
fierce little geysers blirst through its
closely woven texture. A circle of
snow about six feet in diameter was
.showered by the dropping lead. Scott
could not see the roof from which it
started. le did not dare to look up,
fearing lest he might be struck in the
The stream veered. Without warn
ing a gush of seething liquid fell on
his helmet. The polished- leather hat
turned it aside, and in a second it lay
on his right shoulder. Before he could
shake it off it had caught fast hold and
sunk through his clothing to his skin,
burning him frightfully.
The Yorkshireman writhed in agony.
Both hands were busied with the
nozzle, and he could make no motion
toward brushing the lead away. He
shook himself and shrugged his shoul
ders, but he did not lift his hands from
the cold steel pipe. Oh. that some one
might come to relieve him! But not
an inch did he retreat. On three sides
the high, solid brick wall rose blankly.
hemming him in: on the fourth stood
the invihibic wall of duty, higher and
firmer than that of material brick.
The cascade dwindled to a mere
trickling thread. Then a final deluge
of white-hot drops burst over tire head
of the new recruit. raining down like
fiery hailstones, eating through his
clothes- and burning ~him cruelly in a
dozen places. The limit of his en
durance was almost reached. Sick
with pain, he reeled, about to fall. For
the last time the thought of his duty
brought him back to conscibusness.
As he stood there. faint, staggering,
suffering excrutiatingly from his burns,
but still directing the nozzle into the
broken window, a shout reached his
ears, and a black figure burst through
the smoke. It was Jenkins.
"It's all right. Scott:" cried he.
"They're all out:"
The strength of nerve s 'd muscle
that had carried the hosern.an through
his trial vanished. when no longer
needed, and he collapsed in a dead
faint. He came to just in time to hear
Jenkins telling the story of his vigil
to an interested group. The last sen
tence of his captain was the one that
pleased Scott most:
"We'll keep him on the force, if we
have to make an extra place for him."
Why Soap-Eaters Eat Soap.
Mr. Charles S. Howe. the General
Secretary of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science, said
at a dinner of scientists:
"False science, the pseudo-scientific
method.,'with its explanations that ex
plain nothing and help us in no wise.
may be illustrated. perhaps. with a
little episode that I heard of the other
"A student went to his instructor arid
"'I am informed, sir, that people are
sometimes born with a de:sire to cat
"'That is quite true,' the instructor
"'What is the cause of it?' asked the
"'These people,' was the reply, 'arc
the victims of sappessonmarnia.'
"'What does sappesomaania mean,
professor?' the student said.
"'It means,' the professor answered,
'a desire to eat soap.' "-Buffalo En
Stf1 in the Stone Age.
Thre Eskimos of Arctic Alaska arE
still in the stone age. The nmanufac
ture of arrows and spcar Leads fron:
nlint is a living inrdustry.. Stone 1 lS
stone haninners andl ehi~s.s anmd te
som.e extent stone knives. are still ii
Iordinary use amriong t hem. Fishr liues
and nets and bird snares arc still maad<
of whalebone, sinrw, or ravwhide. Ar
rows, spears. nets and traps are umsed
in munt inm, although improved b reech
loadig ars are birng introdluce(
amon tihem. arnd wvill soon supersede
for :h.e larger gamn. tiheir' own nmort
prmtv weapons.-T he 3..etropolital
Tihe Lightning Cure.
e'sa -tory of a amn who wa
en..i of 'rhuatismn by being struel
Jaunty little coats of white serge and
of white Panama. made in reefer, sack I
or close-fitting form and strictly tail
ored. are valuable additions to the
girl's wardrobe, and a tailored linen i
coat of the same description is a desir
able thing with thin morning frocks.
The fashionable tailored coat has a
coat sleeve of only moderate fulness
and with no extreme features, but the I
dressy wraps show large picturesque 1
draped sleeves, in most instances vary
ing but little from last season, or, as is
the case with a majority of the full lit
tie wraps, faling in with the body ful
ness so as to be hardly separable from
i the body of the coat.-Newark Adver
Foulards Again to Fore.
Foulards will be much worn this
year-not the cheap grades which did
much to kill the popularity of these
silks last season, but an expensive and
wholly charming quality called ra
dium. It is difficult to distinguish this
much-talked-of radium silk from the
old foulards, except in the matter of
designs and a certain opalescent qual
ity. There is no sign in the new silks
of the old conventional scroll patterns
always associated with this. material.
These have been superseded by tiny
checks and pin line stripes, the latter
scarcely more than their own width
apart, so that the general appearonce
is that of a solid color.
All the best couturiers are making up 1
their foulards and radiums very simply ]
and softly. The skirts on the dressy I
gowns are in many attractive instances
laid in tiny stitched tucks, while at the
hem a favorite ornamentation is waved I
valenciennes frills set on with narrow I
strappings of the silk. In delicate col
orings, several of these radium frocks
are serviceable additions to the sum
mer trousseau.-Indianapolis News.
A waist "pattern"-that is, the mate
rial in its proper sections, is a very
simple matter, though those who know
nothing of the dressmaking may be at
a loss to portion out the linen. The
following very elementary suggestions
will make it possible for a novice to
prepare the pattern for the dressmak
er. The waist requires three yards of
linen one yard wide. Cut twenty-nine
inches for the front, twenty-two for
the bazk breadths (one widTh makes
the two backs), twenty-two inches for
each sleeve. This leaves a piece from
which can be era a three-inch strip for
the collar and two pieces nine by
eleveni and one-half inches for the deep
cutTs. Care should he taken not to set
the design on the front too high up;
one does not realize how much goes I
into the shoulder or how deep the neck
must be cut out; an ample allowance
must he made. On a hand-embroidered
waist the tucking should be done by
hand. A combination of machine -
tucks and hand embroidery is never .
happy. Hemstitched tucks are pretty.
as inm our examples of the coarser linen
wast and the one with the peacock
design.-Harper's Weekly. c
English Wedding Veils. .
The English have much sentiment
about wedding veils, and that worn by
Lady Shrewsbury, who at thirty-six
was a grandmother, was also worn by
her three daughters, Muriel Lady
Helmsley, Lady Gwendolen Little and
Lady Londonderry, and by two grand
daughters, Mrs. Gervase Beckett and
Lady Helen Satordale. The latter
bride also had in her wedding boquet
a. bit of myrtle grown from a slip t'~
in 1875 had formed a part of Lady
Londonderry's bridal boquet, and
which was planted immediately after
ward. Lady Lou-Helen was married
in 11902, or twenty-seven years from
the date of the planting of the original
sprig. The Jerseys have an exquisite
lace veil worn by the celebrated Sarah
Lady Jersey in 1804, and this. just 100
years later, in 1904. adorned Lady Du
sany, daughter of the present Lord and
Lady Jersey. The Hon. Mrs. Benja
min Bathurst wore a wedding veil that
had also been worn by her grandmoth
er, Lady Northwick, and her mother,
Lady Edward Churchill. Miss Olive
Van der Meulen, now Mrs. Thorold,
wore at her wedding a lace veil for
merly the property of former Queen
Isabella of Spain.-New York Times.
- The American Girl.
Marie Corelli has made another at
tack upon the vulgarity of wealth and
society in a series of essays just print
ed, which she calls "Free Thoughts."
She also has a few observations to
make on the American woman. Miss
Corelli does notaltogether admire the
American women, but she holds that
they are popular in England because
they make themselves popular. Miss
"As to the American girl, she is 'all
there.' She can take the measure of a
man in about ten minutes, andt classify
him as though he were a botanical
specimen. She realizes all his limita
tions. his fads-and she has the uncom
monly good sense not to expect much
of him. She would not 'take any' on
the lily maid of Astolat. the Fair
Elaine, who spent tier time in polishing
the shield of Lancelot. and who finally
died cf love for that most imimoral,
but fr.scinating kni.:ht of the round
tble. No, she wvoukdn't polish a shield,
vonm bet .She would make Lancelot
no ilh it himself for all he was worth.
and polish her owni dear' little hoots and
ioes for tier into the bargain. T.hait
is one of the secrets-masterfulness
or. let us say. qucenliness, which
sorn better. The lord of creation can~
do nothing in the way of ordering her
'about, be.ause, as the lady of creation,
she :pects to order him aliout-and
sh does." - Londoa Corresp)ondence
Well Dressed womnan,
Pockets being as inaccessible asee,
eery well dressed woman eariesa
2xand bag-a reticule, or, as5 it is here:
clea r'idicule. Trhmese 1:eful little
artifl"es are to be ha nal id of
H AI o fR v
Th National Aid Proposition.
HEN what is known as the
Browiow Good Roads bill
liT was first offered in the
I-House of Rfepresentatives
it was regarded by some as
proposing a dangerous in
novation in our economic affairs. but
when studied in the abstract it is
found to be strictly within the line of
well-established precedent and clearly
written constitutional I limitations. GoV
ernment aid to good roads was entered
upon under the auspices of President
Jefferson, who set forth the policy
vith great spirit. Had not the aibor
ity been in the Constitution, it w ould
not have hald his sanction. There is
nothing in the Constitution inhibitin
national aid to good roads. There is
abundant authority in the Constitution
for such aid. The doubt about this no
longer exists. The paramount qlue
tion at this time is. have we in the
nited States satisfactory highway
:-onditions: are the means of cominuni
ration between town and country ade
Iuate to publie necssity: are thn high
ways creditable to our advanced intel
igence and civilization: do we need
better roads, and can they be had in
iny other way than by national atid.
y Government co-operation -with the
tates? Every intelligent being within
he bounds of the Union knows that (
lie average wagon road is for perhaps
ix months of every year a community
orror and a State and national shame.
t is just as well to use plain speech
I dealing with practical facts. When
arefully collected statistics show that
.nly five per cent. of the wagon roads
e good, we know by the same token
Iat ninety-five per cent. are bad; and t
e questions just asked are answered t
a once. Can these unhappy condi
t ons be corrected by the States? There
-e all the years of State experience
road making to prove the negative.
fnee the earliest organization of the t
- ates the country has experimented
th roads under local systems. and yet
t e average wagon road to-day is but
it tle better than when first blazed out
in the forest or laid along the plain. It
is this that has convinced advanced
tb inkers that effective road construe
titnin the States is only possible
thlough Government aid and co-opera- t
ti n. The reasons for this are not far t
to seek. Good roads-roads that will C
. t-ean only be built upon scientific s
pl. us. There are but four or five
3 tes in the Union wealthy enough to
inugurate such a plan. If scientifical
l constructed roads will benefit the
I oltinties they will benefit the States
n 1 ation. This is a self-evident de
u( tion Then there shiuld be co-op
rationi of the Government with i-he
strj tes and counties. Another thing:
Tie Government ow-us property in all
.hStaltes upon which it pays not one
t of taxes. It has taken charge of
pu~ tblic roads for the transaction of
ts rurail mail business, upon wrhich it
agsfixed charges upoii the peCople
vbhb built these roadls without its~ aid.
[t jughit in mere justice to be willing
o golp better the roads for its own
seg. even if it had no concern in the
welfare of the people. In addition to
its >ostoffiees, custom houses and court
ouCSs in all the States and Teriritories,
he Government possesses lands, parks
th:uer property. It has a direct in-e
terem~ in the advancement of .every
.omunity- and the reciprocal obliga
tion~ of Gorernmenit is to protect and I
foster the natural interest of each in-r
diviltual. These obligations will not
lsl jultilled until the Governnmenltas-K
sits in improving the public roads.
I~is proper for the Goverunment to
id in the improvement of its wrater
ores for tihe extension of commerce
.wihich courses must ever carry a
smalpecetage of the total commerce
Of thie'Nation-then, it is surely the
luty; of the Government to aid in the
imprv ement of the land, or primary,t
mees of transportation over whicht
Dinefy-fire per cent. of all products
must- be moved before it reaches a rail-t
way, or steamboat. The proposition
ft,r Government aid to good roads is
right. and we hope to see it enacted
into law, as it will be if the people
keep rafter their Senators and Represen
tativs. in Congress.
t good roads they have in E~ng
Look at the piles of broken
for repairs, stored in little niches
ng the way; see how promptly
ref ully every hole is filled up andt
break mended. andyou will unt-i
nd how a small beast can pull a
load in this country, and why
g draught-hor-ses wear long andy
d work. A country with a fine c
of roads is like a man with a I
irculation of the blood: the labor
becomes easier, effort is reduced
asure increased.-From "A Day r
tile Quantock Hills.'. by .Dr. I
van Dyke, in Scribner's.
A Fatiretic Story.
thetic story of the~war is told
apanise coi-reipondent at Kobe.
Chesnetzky, a young Russian
was taken -to the Red Cross .
1 at Matsuyama riddled with
l. All his limbs were ampu-r
nd after the operation, to the
1ent of the doctors, Chesnetzky<
or eight months, lying quite
~. Hie we s attended by NurseC
uchi. and lie beccame so much
1l to her that he would cry like
-hen he could not see her. Her
1 ndt tenderness were such
e scnrcely left him for eight
anld she was with him when
Do a Snake Eat Grass?
t you to submit a question and
controversy for inc. Is a snake
arian-: D~ocs he cet fruits.
oots and the iLo? Sonme say
eats nothiing but birds. ins.-cts
Iserver takes great plheasure
ng tihe iuestion. and he-re is
hat sonme one who knows wiill
:estion in platin old North Caro
glish is: "Dio a snake- cat
eatier or silk. Some quaint hand bags
re made in cut steel or jet, and in va
ious brocades, the pattern being
larned into the material with gold or
ilver thread, and set with stones. The
eticule has a long ancestry., being de
cended from the little net carried by
'oman ladies and called reticulum.
Mittens are to be much worn this
-ear, and now that long sleeves have
een ousted by long gloves, mittens
vill be acceptable. To many, and more
specially to the possessors of pretty
iands and costly rings, the mitten will
)e welcome, indeed. Few realize what
L delicate and difficult task is the con
;truetion of the mitten, the fit of a mit
en being so important, far more im
>ortant even than the fit of a glove.
4ittens will be made of the finest lace,
he costliest specimens being closen.
mitations in every shape or form will
e rigorously tabooed.
In jewelry the most unlikely stones
re now used in conjunction. It is
uite usual to see a sapphire framed
n rubies or even a combination in ru
)i0s and emeralds. In fact, stones of
very possible color are now blended,
nd it is not an uncommon sight to see
Ls many as four:or five different stones
n a single setting-and with charming
Children Should Have Loose Cloihes.
Children should never wear tight
hoes, bands, collars, garters or gloves.
Eight clothing injures any part of the
)od3, but most especially the chest.
t prevents the proper expansion of the
ungs and, while there are millions of
ir cells in our lungs, we need the use
if every one of them to keep the blood
ure. Pressure on muscles cripples or
)revents their action and unused mus
les grow weak and atrophy, so that
he act of respiration, which is carried
in by the chest muscles, grows more
md more shallow. Tight clothing may
ause compression of the soft, bony
hest wall of the child, thus mechan
cally preventing the air from entering
he lungs. The larger our lungs and
he more we breathe, other things be
ng equal, the longer we will live and
he more power and vigor we will
ave. When we remember how the
>rething affects the whole life it is
asy to understand how constriction of
he chest always brings ill health.
onstriction of the chest also inter
eres with the action of the stomach,
eart and liver. A baby's waistband
nay be so tight that it cannot retain
ufticient food on its stomach. and the
other wonders why it grows thinner
Tight clothes interfere with the cur
ulation of the blood, and equilibrium
f the circulation is necessary to the
roper development of the child. With
eferenee to the equilibrium of the cir
ulation, the distribution of the cloth
ng on the body is very important. As
usual thing the parts of the body
he extremities-needinlg the most pro
eetion, receive the least, and the parts
ontaining the vital organs. where the
irculation is always active. are too
eaily clothed. Babies especially are
ften found clothed in this manner.
ly using the one-piece garment, the
iod:: can be more evenly clothed. The
his head should be protected from
old in winter and from the hot sun in
ummer, but children take cold easily
f the head is kept too warm.-Boston
Srge seems to be the favorite mate
'ia for tailor suits.
Pink and blue combinations are ream
nisent of Watteau.
Soft, supple cloth is in great favor
or reception dresses.
Shaded roses and shaded straw
~verything shaded, except feathers, is
Short coats are being worn by all the
uartest women, as a relief from the
Brussels collar and cuff sets are com
eting with Irish crochet - they'
tout the same prices.
Chemisettes are very popular
1most every sort of dress. Th
lest are made of embroidered
There is quite a decided f
resent for the princess gown,
fternoen gowns and for so
oveliest of the evening gow
Hats are all more or he
id are peorched on the
ffect at coquetry thatt
ast summer could nov
For theatre wear,
~oats, and even dre
rully popular. Irish
vith sheer embroid
enciennes lace, is m
f the softest, palest
A new shade of g
;een in a number of t
pale one to a deep. ri
zomes out beautifully
(olar and cuff sets
ad( openl embroidery.
la s:all phy' imnporta
making. and bits of e
ese drawn work are it
of the prettiest.
TIhe Judsgnent of
There no end to the
Young.. decision of
udge h' lv lound1 its w
the lor ojf Lords, an
held. A sllow-beneher
Tmpie marked toL
see that judgment of y
thle casel "has been a
-o se of Lords."' "It in
' that," dryly replied th
Tte Fr'en'h GovernmelC
[PlTH LEA[ [ESS[NS
SUNDAY. JULY TWENTY-THIRD.
Preparing for Our Heavenly Home.
Phil. ::. *:. 21: IHeb. 11. S-10. 1 :-1.
The iiiive'rsai instinct is for one
tohi ter L' :- condition. That ex
;lais the sueemire migrations which
have popuilared the carth. The Old
Tesiament worthies felt tLy they
vee "strangers and p-ilgrims" here,
:hat their hom- was in heaven. They
inheritead a lamd of milk end honey,
-er fAlt that they- were dest.tined to
ibid- here only a brief time and then
Wti is there in the heavenly lind
vhich should cause these old heroes
o "desir- it"? Why shoul. we. to
iay. ha ve a thought anl car- for that
rerme it is a hetter country. We
i% .i an ie whb- the temporal is
1ml; '. Th' '-onuitions of life are
6e" so ;mm anId plas..nt that we
ire In -:r of forg2:ting this great
'nt. Hea. v . is a imiter country than
tie aode of satisfaction.
Xe -re ton bi-z for this world. We
rm .er i:a&isfied here, nor ought we
o be. We w:il b satisfied when we
nake in His likeness. It is the asy
urm of life. Death reigns here, but
ior there. It is the seat of rest.
lesless here, there we shall have
Now. our l'sson represents a desire
'or iaven an in-tjx of character and
>!easig to God. Why? Surely all
noen deCire heaven.Yes. in a sense,
mt not in the sense meant here.
,hat ate the characteristics of a
rue desire and preparation for heav
A desire for that which is supreme
n heaven. This is a holy character.
Ve are to desire heaven not for its
-est, its haupiness. -its pleasures; but
or its holiness and purity. The ob
ect of desire is always a touchstone
if character. Why do you desire
riealth. knowledge. power? Tell me
hy. and I will tell you your charac
er. Why do you seek heaven? If a
rue child of God it is because there
'on will be. like Jesus. A Godlike
horaeter is the real objer. of the
An intense desire is necessary. Not
he man who has a lazy, lanquid wish
or heaven is commended to God, but
he man who earnestly strives for It.
)nlv the man who really longs for
realth. knowledge, or fame gets It.
)nly the Christian who is ready to
acr'ifice everything for heav'n and
oliness; secures these.
It :.ust be also an unselfish desire.
Ve are to seek heaven not simply
o enjoy it. but to realize its charac
er. Not to sit down and be happy
nly, but to be prepared f ,r heavenly
e'vice. is to be the thot ht -f the
listian. A preparation aeaven
; to he had with the tho- at that
.11 eternity is to be fMiled with ser
ie for God.
HDISTIAN [E Yl NOTE I
SUNDAY, JULY 23.
>reparing for Our Heaverly Home.
Phil. 3: 20, 21; Heb. 11:
The best way to prepare for heaven
s to be in Heaven, to walk, and talk,
.ndl act in heaven now.
If we would have bodies fashioned
.fter the divine body, we must not
.11ow the bodies to do anything that
s not divine.
One of the chief joys of the heaven.
y city is that it has foundations
.verything in it is founded, is per'
If you want the best description of
eaven that has been revealed to
ien, th'ink of the best country on
arth. and say of heaven, "It is bet
There is no better: way to prepare
or your heavenly home than to
cake your earthly home a heavenly
Christ has prepared our heavenly
tome; we need only prepare for it.
The preparation needed for heaven
s the preparation of desire-to want
he things that God wants, for those
hings are what we shall have there.
There would be no use sending the
nheavenly to heaven, for it would
e unheaveraly to them.
If you were going to France to
ve forever, would you not learn the
rench language? Then learn the
anguage of heaven.
When one moves into a new home,
here is always the work of discard
ag old possessions. Why not begin
t once to throw away the things we
annot take to heaven?
When we move into a new house,
rhat a fitting over of old carp~ets
here is! But in heaven everything
If you are removing to a new
lace, how much more joyous it is if
ou have friends therei Make friends
n earth of the heavenly-minded peo
Some men talk about entering :ato
est, but what are they go'ing to
est from?-A. J. Gordon.
One should go to sleep at night as
iomesick passengers do. saying.
Perhaps in the morning we shall see
Heaven's gates are not so highly
rhed as princes' pialaces: they that
nter there must go upon their kes
Hie who seldom thinks of heaven is
ot likely to get thither; as the only
ay to hit the mark is to keep the
ye fixed upon it.-Bishiop Horne.
Every Endeavorer must have his
wn conscience in pirayerful exercise.
ut tihe lookout committee is to help
imi keep his conscience in work'ling
W\hatever form of pledge your so
icr:y aiop:s. the comamittee sicubi
e to' it tiat no one joins the so
ev without an earnest determina
ion to live up to the pledge in letter'
d in spirit.
Elephant Fights With lIs Ears.
A new form of injury was treated
n New York the other night. A youth
lad attempted to ride the bucking
slephant at the new hippodrome, and
:he beast. enraged beatuse she could
to shake him off. flapped at and
truck him with her ear's. An ele.
hant's ear is said to be "some hard."
xt all events the bioy had a cut head
mdr one of his ears was all but off as
roof of what the elephar-t could gc
:onishl with her ears.
A VETERAN OF THE BLACE
HAWK, MEXICAN AND
THE CIVIL WARS.
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CAPT. W. W. JACXSON.
Sufferings We're Protra e i and Smre
-Tried Everif Knowim .flm.'yl~i it ho ?4
Relief-Serious Stomach Trou.We Cured by
Three Bottles of Peruna!
Capt. V. W. Jackson. 705 G St., N.
W.. Washington. D. C.. writes:
"I am eighty-three years old, a veteran
of the Black Hawk. Mexican and the
Civil Wars. I am by profession a physi
cian. but abandoned the same.
"some years ago I was seriously
affected with catarra or the stomn oA.
Mu suf;-erinrs were protracted and
severe. I tried erPry 1c#&wan remedy
without obta.ining relief.
-In desperation 1 began the uwe of
your Perana. I began to realize
immediate though gradual improve
"After the use of three bottles every
appearance of my complaint was removed,
and I have no hesitation in recommend
ing it as an infallible remedy for that dis
order."-W. V. Jackson.
Address Dr. S. B. Hartman, President
of The Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus,
COLORADO HAS A SODA LAKE.
Remarkable Discovery Made In the
Heart of San Luis Valley.
One of the most remarkable dis
coveries ever made in the region is
that of a lake of liquid soda in the in
*Ocessible desert between Crestone,
bl., and Hooper, in the San Luis
valey. The lake is an acre and a quar
ter in extent and lies at the bottom
of a little basin valley in the desert
On its surface soda crystals have
collected to a depth of eighteen 'nches:
the whole lake having the appearance
of a body of ice with a hard snow
A recent examination by the state
schocl of mines shows that these cry
stals are 37 per cent pure soda, puret
than most of the commercial soda
offered on the market. A Denver man.
E. M. Falke, has secured a lease of the
land eontaining the lalfe and is now
inst::lling machinery which will eca
ver:. :hc nauire crystals into nar-:0
able forn. There are 4,000 tens ir.
TEL e ':col of mines cxperts say
tha:. the s:>da is a creation cf feld
spar. The granite mases of the Sangre
de Cristo range stand sentinel on
two sides of the little valley. The
feldspar in the granite, undergoing
decomposition, collects in the lake
basin. where'it is held in check by an
Impervious clay, and proper ccndi
tions are furnished for concentration
Banks as Public Benefits.
Many people who deal with banks
every day do not really understand
the proper object and purpose of bank
Ing. Banks can not create money,
but they can gather small sums
which are distributed among the peo
ple and thus create an aggregate
which can be' made available for im
portant business operations that pre
viousy would have been impossible.
Individuals, each possessing a few
hundreds or a few thousands, invest
It in stock in a bank, and thus a fund
of $50,000 or $100,000 is established
in a town or community as a great
aid to- the business activity and pros
perity of its people. There is no
more money in the community than
there was previously, but it is' In a
form where it can be made to assist
In the successful conduct of five times
or ten times the amount of business
than its actual sum stands for.-New
IN DEEP WATER.
"Mind you." observed the party
who was talking, "I'm speaking meta
"Ah!" rejoined the other, "I thought
you were getting a bit mixed."-Chi
COMES A Tl!~E
When Code Shows What It Ilas Bleen
"Of late years coffee has disa.greed
with me," writes a matron from iome,
N. Y., "it's lightest punish~ment was to
make me 'logy' and dizzy, and it
seemed to thicken up my blood.
"The heaviest was when it upset my
stomach completely, destr-oying my ap
petite and making me nervous and irri
table, and sent mec to my bed. After
one of these attacks, in which I nearly
lost my life. I concluded to quit and
try Postum Food Coffee.
'It wvent righit to :Le sot: I found it
not only a most palatable anud rere
ig beverage. but a food as well.
"'Al my ailments, the 'ioginess' an~dJ
dizziuess, the unsatisfactory condition
of my blood, my nerrousness and irri
tability disappeared in short order and
my sorely afihicted stomach began
quickly to recover. I began to rebuild
and h-ave steadily continued until now.
Have a good appetite and am rejoicing
in sound health, which I owe to the
use of Postum Food Coffoe.'' Name
givn by Postumn Co., Battle Creek,
There's a reason.