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APPLES OF GOLD.
A word fitly spoken is like apples of
gold set in pictures of silver."-Prov. 25:11.
There was a singer who was mute,
Because all ears seemed deaf to him;
The throbbing measures of the lute,
Or chantings in cathedrals dim
Waked in his heart no living strain
Until some one came with a smile
That seemed as sunshine after rain,
To speak a gentle word the while,
And then his heart with music stirred,
And made a song the whole world heard.
There was a painter-yet his brush
All careless o'er the canvas crept,
And inspiration in the hush
Of night no more to being swept,
Until some one come on a day
A day that had been gloom and cloud
And -topped but long enough to say
A word with hopefulness endowed;
And thin the painter's eyes grew wet,
But his grand work is treasured yet.
There was a soldier: and a word
Sent him to battle armed anew.
There was a king. One thing he heard
Into a greater kingdom grew.
There was a slave. One came to teach,
And flowers blossomed in the road,
And the fair balm of gentle speceh
Took all the stingings. from the goad
And eased. his feet where paths were
One k~ndiy word was word enough.
To-day the toilers in the heat.
And they who work with cunning hands,
Rejoice to hear some one repeat
The wCrd the sore heart understands.
And thi-s is true of each kind thing,
Breathed' in an imulse generous;
It will not die; but it shall bring
A golden echo back to us.
It is a< silver pictures old
Where apples glow in ruddy gold.
* * * *
A By Perry Worthington.
T just twenty-fve minutes
past 5, Suzanne went up
stairs to dress. Dinner was
at half-past 0, and there
would probably be an in
terval of about fifteen min
utes between the finishing of dinner
and the coming of Jack.
This.happened to be Jack's last night
in town before his departure for a dis
tant' city, and if he didn't say it to
night-well, if he didn't! But he would.
Suzanne was sure of that.
She moved leisurely about the room,
pursuing the mysteries of a somewhat
elaborate toilet, and finally came to the
most important rite of all, the doing of
her hair. Alas' that the doing of Su
zanne's hair should prove to be the un
doing of Suzanne!
She bad rather pretty hair, of the
sort that makes other girls wish that~
theirs wasn't quite so straight. When
a lot of them were on a windy drive,
or a boating party, or anything of that
sort, and Suzanne joined in the gen
-eral wall of "My hairl" she was always
-exasperated at the unanimous chorus
of "Oh, yours is curly!" She thought
it looked just as badly blowing all
about as that of the others; but as a
matter of fact, it didn't.
Just now she stood in front of the
mirror and regarded herself with big.
serious eyes, and wondered what she
should do with it on this momentous
occasion. What way did Jack like it
the best? At length she piled it in a
beautiful, crown-like mass on the top
of her shapely head, picked up a hand
glass, and surveyed it critically from
all points of view.
O9n any ordinary day It would hate
satisfied her; but to-night Suzanne.
paused, pulled out a hairpin, pushed it
in again, hesitated, and was lost. It
must come down. Accordingly, down
it came. Then she coiled it in a soft,
Grecian knot at the back of her neck.
The effect was splendid, but when shc
got her gown on, she couldn't turn
her head; she realized with a sudden
blush that to-night of all nights that
might be rather inconvenient: so off
camne the gown and down came the
hair. She was beginning to be a little
out of temper.
With a feeling akin to despair. she
started a "figure eight" at the back of
her bcad. She was not at all surprised
to discover, on completing it, that it
was crooked; not coyly and daintily
askew, but hopelessly, heavily, help
lessly crooked. Just then her small sis
ter cal~ed up from below:
"Father wants to know why you
don't come to dinner."
Suzanne began to pull the pins out
of her hair.
"Tell him I don't want any dinner,"
she announced. ..o - ..
And she began. '
She coiled her hair. She twisted it.
She fastened it at the top with an elas
tic; she parted it into mysterious
"front" and "side" locks. She brushed
it back smoothly; she parted it de
murely. She pulled it into a pompa
doutr that made her look like a French
-actress; she dragged it into a "\'aude
ville dip," and became almost hyster
heal when she saw the effect it gave
hex' usually sweet and refined features.
She brushed it until every tangle was
out: she ran her fingers through it until
it became even as the quills upon01 the
fret ful porcupine. In fact, there was
nIotin~g she did not do to it. short of
cutting it off-and once almost started
to ;;o into her mother's room for the
IH r small sister finished her dinner.
calco into Suzanne's room, sat on the
foot of the bed, criticised, suggested.
advised. All in vain. Suzanne's hair
simply would not be done.
Then did Suzanne become weary, and
cast herself upon the bed, and wept
The small sister racked her brains.
"Mother?" she suggested. doubtfully.
-Mother:" She quailed before the
look of scor-n in one flush of Suzanne's
only visible eye. It was true;' mother
certainly could not do Suzanne's hair
"I'll go and get Nannie Dodd," she
said, with an inspiration.
"-She's out of town." moaned Su
"Could I--" hesitatingly.
--No, you couldn't," sobbed Suzanne.
eNotdy could! I don't care now-I
won't dress at all-I won't go down-I
wron't see him-I'll-I'll-I'll be an old
Her small sister winked solemnly In
"Oh, no. you won't!" she said. J~e'll
write, or stay over another day, or
"He won't," said Suzanne. "He'll
think I don't want to see him, and he'll
.o away and-"
The door bell interrurted her.
The snall sister slid off the bed.
"'I'll ;o," she said. thougtIfully.
"Good eveninz. Jack," she said a
minute lator. "Sister isn't very well.
She has a bad headache and thinks
she is unable to see any one this even
ing; but I think if you should insist,
she would see you a moment, just to
to say good-by. you know."
"Most certainly I would like to see
your sister." said the young man.
slightly perplexed. "but, of course, if
she is not feeling well enough to see
But the small sister had -anisled.
She reached Suzanne's room somewhat
out of breath.
"Go down:" she commanded. "He's
waiting, and says he must see you
"Like this'" said the horrified Su
"Like that! Hurry. don't lose any
time:" She flung herself on Suzanne
and fairly forced her from the room.
And so it chanced that Jack. waiting
in the dimly lighted. hall below, saw
coming toward him. Suzanne, in a most
fetching and dainty negligee arrange
ment, all snowy lace and coquettish
ruffles-Suzanne. with her pretty hair
all loose and waving softly down to her
waist-Suzanne, with her brown eyes
wet with tears. and her sweet little
mouth a-trembling-a Suzanne to steal
one's very heart away!
Then Jack lost his head-just for a
"Why. my darling," he said, "my
own dear little girl, what is the mat
And Suzanne, seeing the light in his
eyes and his hands held out to her,
very properly flung herself into his
arms and sobbed on his shoulder.
After Jack left. the small sister came
into Suzanne's room.
"Why did you say 1 had a head
ache?" asked Suzanne.
"Because I knew you'd say you had."
her small sister answered. "Wasn't it
"Yes." said Suzanne, reflectively. "it
was all right."-The American Queen.
A New Radioactive Element.
Once again the discovery of a new
radioactive element is recorded, this
time in the residue of thorianite, after
having been chemically treated to elim
inate other substances. Dr. Hahn, who
has made this discovery, was able to
obtain ten milligrams of a crystaliine
precipitate which exhibited marked
radioactive powers, and which after
two months showed no diminution.
This substance not only glows feebly
in the dark, but causes screens of pia
tino-cyanide and zinc sulphide to fluor
esce brightly. Luminosity is also pro
duced if a current of air is blown
through a solution of this substance
and then directed on a screen coated
with zinc sulphide, though this phen
omenon is different from that appear
ing with emanium under similar condi
tions. The new emanation while in
all respects equal to that of thorium is
remarkable for the fact that thorium
itself was not present. Inasmuch as
inactive thorium has been found; and
that the thorium emanation without
thorium has also been found at Baden
Baden, Dr. Hahn is led to the belief
that the new element is the active
constituent of thorium, and that its
presence may explain many of the
phenomena of radioactivity.-Harper's
As to Conscience.
The public conscience consists mostly
When once aroused the public con
science. sighs and sobs and sheds blood
with great fervor.
It then closes its eyes and gently
slumbers once more.
Most men prefer the public con
With it in that condition it is much
easier to stay out after the ringing of
It is also easier to stay the market
and strike the public for another cent
on the gallon.
The man who stirs up the public
conscience sometimes gets stirred
It is the prerogative of the public
conscience to send evil-doers to prison,
whence the private conscience of the
average governor pardons them out a
few at a time.
The public conscience differs from
the private conscience only in quan
tity, not in quality.-Chicago News.
Umbrella Service Gratis. -
The umbrella manufacturing mar
kets around Greater New York are
much concerned as to where "they are
at," now that it has become popular
with several department stores to en
gage in what the wholesale houses
~term an accommodation umbrella busi
ness. The following sign is now in
evidence in some local bargain counter
"The next time it rains, step in and
borrow an umbrella. Will send for
it next day."
o 2our.se, a deposit is required, but
the money is refunded upon the return
of the storm protector in good candi
tion. The umbrella trade figures that
this convenience wvill result in seriously
curtailing the , consumption of its
wars.-New York World.
A Geman Woman's Fleet.
On many of our maps there is an
island off the coast of New Guinea
bearing the name "New Britain."
Such maps are not up to date, for the
place now belongs to Germany and
has been rechristened "New Pomer
ania." One of the Senators of the
Commonwealth recently paid it a visit,
and judging from this description. its
most important personage is a G erman
lady named Mrs. Kolbe. She has a
thousand men in her employ, has ai
plantation of 3000 acres, possesses a
little fleet of trading vessels and owvns
a number of wholesale and rctail
stores.-Pall Mall Gazette.
A Bishop Kicks a King's Tomb.
Bishop Thornton,, speaking at i
ington Grammar School, said he felt
indignnt when he saw the ruined ab
beys and monastries which King
Henry VIII. despoiled. When he pass"l
King Henry's tomb in Windsor he
kicked it, though it did no harm to
what ~was beneath.-LOndQU EipreSs
Little Dresmakers of Paris.
The pinson is a French song-bird
and the petites couturieres of Parit
are universally called inimis pinsom
(little song-birds) because of the habil
they have of always singing at theii
work. Crowded. hundreds of them. ir
ill-lighted, badly ventilated, great ate
liers, during the busy season, the3
stitch and sing from 7 o'clock in th(
morning until long after midnight. ai
they earn-the vast majority of them
fifty cents a day.
With this amount they must noi
only board. lodge and clothe them
selves, but they must also make provis
ions for the morte saison-four months
from the middle of June till the middl<
of September, when the gay world o:
Paris being a la eampague. no order;
for work are given, workshops ar
closed. and the mimis pinsons earn o01
one sou.-Harper's Bazar.
With Small Mcs.ns.
It is very foolish of tie woman of
small means to try to keep pace witl
the woman of independent, or ever
comfortable resources; but very ofter
a woman of taste and judgment, espe
cially if she is skilled with the needle,
will make a better appearance on a
very small outlay than another would
do with large means. Careful plan
ning, judicious outlay qnd purchases
adapted to her circumstances must b(
made. "The best of its kind," is E
good plan, but it is better to get the
best your purse will pay for, even
though the quantity be very limited,
and if the material be reasonably good,
it may be made over for another out
ing, with small addition to cost, thus
lessening the next season's outlay. Be
sides, a garment, cheap as to goods,
soon looks "cheap," and if nothing bet
ter than a mercerized cotton can be
afforded it is better than a flimsy qual
ity of showy silk.-The Commoner.
Ideas For Bracelets.
The fashion of wearing a tiny watch
in a bracelet, which always holds more
or less for traveling, shopping or sporty
occasions, is suggested by the big jew
els that are being set in the arm adorn
ments. While a watch bracelet is of
leather, these new-old bracelets are of
A big catochon or cut stone that has
served in days agone in brooch or ear
rings is now just the thing to have
mounted in a bracelet, either a plain
gold band or one in the link design.
For such resetting the semi-precious
stones are in as great vogue as those
wbich cost more. Only the workman
hip must be superb, or the effect is
oud, cheap or dowdy.
Should the family jewel box contain
many such old pieces there is no more
ttractive use for them than to have
hem reset in a network of silver or
old links, forming one of the neck
aces so much in vogue, especially
ith lingerie blouses.
One such in eruscan gold is set with
orals, which of yore adorned one of
randmammas '"sets." The. effect is
Value of Neatness.
Ask any one to explain why a certain
irl is regarded as pretty, and see if
ou get a direct answer. Probably you
ill hear that "she certainly is pretty,
ht really I don't know why, for she
as not a good feature in her face, and,
owv I come to think about it. I have
zen prettier complexious."
She may have a good figure. but that
oes not alone make a girl worth look
n: at twice, and certainly does not
ain her a reputation for prettiness.
he "pretty girl," you will find, is im
nac:lulately fresh and neat looking.
2-ier hair- looks well brushed, and is
w.Il and becomingly arranged; her
ress is well chosen in color, and, how
ver simple in style, it is thoroughly.
rim at the neck, and there is never
suspicion of rags or untidiness about
er skirt or her petticoat.
The 'little things" of that girl's toilet
re not slur-red over, and her hands
nd feet are as dainty as care can
nake them, for her innate refinement
akes her abhor the dictum of the
loven that "all that matters is the
eneral effect. and little details are not
orth bothering about."
Attention to these little details makes
1l thte difference between the well and
adly dressed girl.
A Woman Crusoe.
Bcg'nning tine west of Point Concep
oni on the California coast, and con
nuing at irregular intervals as far
outh as the Bay of Todas Santos in
ower California, lie the Channel Isi
nds. In this ideal region for the
achtsman, the fisherman and the hun
e, one comes to feel like a new
rusoe on his primitive isle. And in
ery truth Cruso's semi-mythical story
as enacted upon one of these same
slands. though minus the man Friday
:ld( the happy ending. The castaway
ni this case wat a woman, a Danish
migrnt, left a::hore through some
ischance by the crew of a vessel that
hd sought shelter behind San Nich
olas during a storm, in the early fifties.
-or over seventeen years the lone
reature lived unsought and forgotten,
hough the time at length came, when,
on the days the mist-clearing north
wind blew. she could climb to the isl
md's highest point and view the
anchers' herds grazing upon the main
land. And at last, when hope and
eson had both long died, the poor,
wild. gibbering creature was found in
her wolf's burrow among the hills by
the advance guard of the otter hunters'
raternity, who had long wondered at
the mysterious footprints they marked
111)01 the lonely sands.-Field and
Woman's Way of Escape.
Two men sat next her table at
luncheon, They were suburbanites,
and suburbanite talk engrossed their
tongues and attention. She was a care
ful, though not intrusive listener. So
she seemingly bent her head to the
business. in hand the whi'e her ears
were eagerly occupied with the afore
mntined small talk,.. -- - -
In a few moments she learned that
the topic of conversation was a won
derful suburban ball game played le
tween a married men's nine and a sin
"le men's nine. The married men had
"I tell you,' said one. "it was a great
game. Do you remember when Jim
mie batged that liner out to left field
when the-stre .was 2:3 to 29 in the
rninth, and how I went after it and
caught him at second'"
"You bet," replied the other, "that
coup decided the game in your favor.
but the thing I can't understand
about is that your nine, you old mar
ried men, won out!"
"Oh, that's easy," returned the
Benedict. "We married men are well
cared for. Our nerve is always with
us. We don't have to watch the grand
stand for the approval of a 'sweet
young thing' just as a beautiful flier
is soaring toward us."
The young man disputed zhe point,
and, though friendly, the argument
waxed warm. Finally the elder man
espied the young womn. "I tell you
what," said he, "I'll leave it to that
"All righI' chimed in his vis-a-vis;
The attention of the entire tea-room
was centered upon them by this time,
and with the turn in the conversation
the young woman was now the cyn
osure of all eyes. They approached
and put the question to her, but being
a discreet young worian, as well as
wholly entangled, she threw them into
confusion, to the delight of the on
lookers, by slowly folding her napkin,
rising as slowly from her chair, and
with a withering glance at her flab
bergasted interrogators, stalked proud
ly from the room.
Amid audible giggles the men soon
followed her.-Philadelphia Telegraph.
When Making Calls.
When making calls the married
woman gives the mtid or man who
answers the door a card of her own
for the mistress of the house, and if
there are grown daughters or women
guests with whom she is acquainted,
she sends up a card for each one of
them, also. If the call is the first of
the season, she invariably sends up two
of her husband's cards for the master
and the mistress of the house. At sub
sequent calls, it is unr:ecessary to 1edve
the husband's cards unless he haw ac'
cepted an invitation to a dinner or
dance and is unable to call in person.
To recapitulate a little, she should,
if calling on a married lady with no
grown daughters or other women in
her family, send up one of her own
and two of her husband's cards, the
latter cards being intended for the
master and mistress of the house. She
sends up but one of her own because
there is but one lady in the family,
and it would not be correct for her to I
send up a card for the mraster of the
household, as a woman is never sup
posed to call upon a man.
An unmarried woman leaves the
same number of visiting cards when
out calling as her married sister, with
the exception, of course, of the hus
band's card; that is, she leaves a card
for each lady of the family whom she
wishes to honor with a call.
When making calls, visiting cards
should never he handed to any one but
a servant. If. as sometimes happens,
when the maid is out, or when no do
mestic is kept, the lady of the house
opens the door herself, a card is en
tirely unnecessary, although even in
this case it can be carelessly dropped
in the card receiver in the hall as one
goes out. But to give it to the lady
herself, unless this was done to point
out a change of address, would be very
When an invitation to a tea or after
noon reception is received, no notice
need' be taken of it until the day of the
function. Then, if one is unable to
attend, a visiting card, in an envelope
that exactly its it. should be mailed to
the hostess. If the tea is given for
some friends of the hostess, or to in
troduce her daughter to society, two
visiting cards should be enclosed in the
envelope and directed to the gi'er of
the festivity. When unable to attend
a function of this sort, one should al
ways send as many cards as there are
ladies whose names are mentioned on
Braid is used on the white serge
suits, and especialy on the skirts.
White serge has been revived, and
bids fair to become extremely popular.
Color is rarely introduced in white
costumes. and then only by some color
introduced on the hat.
A new fashion is that of wearing the
Scotch cap with feather at the side and
two ribbons behind with tennis suits.
Many are putting elbow sleeves in
fine white waists and these are to be
worn in the house with any kind of
Lace is not used on serge unless it beI
a bit of real lIrish crochet lace: but
hand embroidery is often used 'with ex
It is better to count on having sleeves
elbow length in all blouses, and adding
elbow cuffs of sheer material whenever
they are wanted.
The suits of serge are unlined, and
the skirts are worn over full, well
fitting white petticoats-silk petticoats
not being much worn at this season.
Much is being said about woman
wearing separate waists in decided
contrast from her skirt on the street.
This is considered very bad taste un
less one wears a coat.
The most popular tennis suit con
sists of white cloth skirt and a white
tussore blouse with Irish lace collar
fastened with knot of red plaid silk
k that om the volvat caD.. -
;Wfth the Fanny"
To many of u. life is rude -
And joy a flceting bubble;
The only time our credit's good
Is when we borrow trouble.
-Catholic Standard and Times.
Belle-"Do you believe in second
sight, my dear?"
Belle-"Speaking from experience?"
Eva-"Yes, I have often told Jack
that he needed a shave when it was
too dark to see his face." - Chicago
As Philadelphia Viewed It.
New York Editor to Philadelphia
Correspondent - "Please rush report
leading politicians caught in anti-vice
cusade and reputations blasted."
Philadelphia Correspondent to New
York Editor-"Politiciaiis caught, but
no reputations among them to blast."
New York Times.
"Is it true that Miss Tallman is going
on the stage?" asked the young man.
"Yes," answered Miss Plumpun,
"but I'm afraid she'll not make a hit."
"Why not?" he queried.
"Because," explained the other, "she
looks like a fright in a bathing suit."
Chicago Daily News.
"nin what way could you be of any
use to an employment bureau?" said
"Simplest thing in the world!" re
plied the shiftless looking applicant.
"You are always in need of men to
fill positions and I'm always out of a
job!"-Detroit Free Press.
Mean of Them.
Kid-"Wot you tink, fellers, of folks
ot'll put up a baseball fence wid only
r single knot-hole in it!"-New York
Museum Lecturer-"The Bearded
ady's husband has been dead only
wo months, yet she's sprucing up
Manager-",What are the symptoms?"
Museum Lecturer-"Why, this after
oon she appears on the platform with
er whiskers trimmed Vandyke style."
She-"You are very defressed. I
idn't know you cared so much for
He-"I didn't, but I was the means
of keeping him in an insane asylum
the last year of his life, and now that
e has left me all his money I've got
o prove that he was of sound mind."
Sure to llreak Down.
"Hello, where are you walking in
such a hurry?"
"Fellow just stole my auto and went
own this road."
"But surely you don't expect to overs
take him on foot?"
"Sure. He forgot to take the repa'r
lt with Lim."-Philadelphia Ledger.
The Safcst Bating.
"Before having any financial deal
ings with a new acqluaintance," re
arked the crusty citizen, "first find
"How he is rated among his friends,
suppose?" broke in the confiding citi
"Not on your life. Find out how he
Is rated in Bradstreet."
Rh Experience Against It.
Dr. Washem-"I think a daily bath
ould be beneficial in your case, Mr.
Plodgers-"Well, I don't know, doc
tor. I took a bath once-a year or two
ago. I felt better for a little while,
but it wasn't long before I was as bad
s ever, and I've been growing worse
ever since."-Boston Transcript.
It Ought to Work.
"A gentleman writes to inquire,"
said the lady who conducts the "An
iwers to Correspondents" column, "how
e may keep the flies from bothering
his bald head. Can you suggcst any
"Oh. yes," promptly respo'nded the
Boll Weevil editor. "Advise him to
hire a spider to live in one of &s ears.."
There Are Many.
The hustler addressed one of those
youths who sit on a bench in the park
and watch the grass grow.
"Suppose," said the hustler. "that you
stood at the foot of the ladder of suc
The youth yawned lazily.
"In that case," he said, "I guess I'd
ait till they took the ladder away and
stared an elevator."-Detr'oit Tribune.
How the Trouble Began.
Mrs. Lakefrunt-"What's the cause
)f the estrangement between Mrs.
Porkpack and Mrs. Beeftrust?"
Mrs. Southsyde-"Mrs. Beef trust said
er husbana gave away a great deal of
money anonymously, and Mrs. Pork
ak s'uggested that might acount for
he present prosperous condition of the
treasury's conscience fund."-Ililadel
hia Tt ulltn- - '' ^
In France they have learned to pet
rify skimmed milk by treating it with
acids, etc., and use it in a variety of
Paper foors are said to be growing
In favor in Germany. They have no
joints to catch dust or vermin, are
soft to the foot, and are cheaper than
A.recent invention of value to the bi
ologist is the comparascope. This at
tachment may be affixed to the ordi
nary microscope and by means of its
mirrors any two slides to be examined
appear side by side.
In order to find out whether or not
public telephones accumulate germs an
examination 'of several taken at ran
dom was made in London recently.
The microscopes revealed no bacteria,
although the telephones were very
IRadium. like all other things. must
be known by what it does. And so
far as known. the doings of radium
have no parallel in nature. The chem
ist has seen that it shines by its own
light; and this not for a day, a mo;nth,
a year, but for an illimitable period.
It was probably the return in the
present war to the use of such ancient
instruments of warfare as the sword.
bayonet, hand grenade. etc.. suggested
to .T. J. McIntyre, a Brooklyn man, im
provements in aerial torpedoes or rock
ets for war purposes. His rocket can
be fired a mile, and it carries a charge
of dynamite and grape-shot.
Dr. C. H. Shaw. professor of botany
in the Medico-Chirurgical College. Phil
adelphia, has started with a party of
scientific associates to make a system
atic study of the flora and native race
of the Selkirk region, in British Co
lumbia. The Selkirk Indians are be
lieved to be the only race that still
lives entirely beyond the pale of civ
What a Chinaman Will Do For the Sake
"China would be a poor field for ac
cident insurance companies." said a
man in the tea trale. "The inhab
itants would be only too glad to get
hurt in order to collect their insurance.
Up the river from Hongkong there's
a little settlement of Englishmen. Just
across the river is a graveyard. inhab
ited by a few scrub birds of the snipe
family. They are very poor shooting.
but your Briton must have sport of
some kind. and shooting these birds is
the only sport in sight.
"One day an Englishman let drive .,t
a snipe and hit a Chinaman who had
just bobbed out from behind a tomb
stone. The charge of shot struck the
coolie in his wrist, putting his hand
out of business. Of course, the China
man made a roar. The Briton. want
ing to do the square thing, offered to
pay the damage. The coolie demanded
$10. The Englishman generously made
it $15. There was never any good
hunting in the graveyard after that.
Whenever an Englishman was seen
approaching a Chinaman hid behind
"With marv-elous cleverness they'd
manage to get in range just when the
Briton fired. If one of them had the
luck to get two or three birdshot in
his system he would come out, roar,
and collect. Of course, this drove
away the snipe: but the coolies took to
catching birds, tying them by the legs
to gravestones and hiding themselves
in holes from which they could rise
andi. get shot at the proper moment.
The Englishmen had to stop hunting.
It was too expensive.'
"One of the pleasant and refined
Chinese tortures is crushing the ankle.
There are coolies in Shanghai who
keep a standing offer to submit to thN
torture, for the benefit of tourists, at
a rate of $3. I know of several cases
where this offer has been accepted.
The coolie submitted without a howl
and smiled when he collected the
mony.-New York Sun.
.. Mothers and Sam
In taking issue with the schoolmarm
who said that when a boy thought
much of the teacher it counted, while
the girl pupil's professed friendship
was only skin deep, a Howard mother
who has both a son and daughter
touches up boys in this fashion: "The
average boy looks on his mother as a
slave, a drudge. a person to work for
lim, to be growled at. to be ashamed
of and pushed aside when he gets old
enough to look out for himself. The
verage girl, though she may be
spoIled, selfish and at times ungrateful,
turns to mother for comfort, for advice.
and when needed Is kind, considerate
and helpful. Some time ago I worked
ard to give my boy and girl a treat.
They were away from home for a few
ays, and I fixed up each one's room
with new carpets, new curtains and a
lot of new things for their shelves.
tables and dressers. My little girl was
so delighted that she could scarcely
ontain herself. My son n'ever noticed
the things. and'never expressed a word
f thanks when his attention was
inally called to them. I have talked
with other mothers, and almost with
out exception their experience is the
same. The daughters are the kindest
nd most grateful. wvhile the boys exact
the most attention, help the least and
ause us the most worry and heart
chs.-Kansas City Journal.
A Fellow Feeling.
t was early autumn and~ was go
ing through a city street. carrying a
large and beautifully colored branch
of leaves. A small, dirty street boy
stopped me with:
"Oh, give me one!" The look on the
little chap's face .was unmistakably
I picked out t~ie very smallest leaf.
feeling exceedingly shabby all the time
and gave it to the boy.
"I know I'm being terribly stingy,"
"Never mind." replied the little fel
low in a big, masculine sort of a way.
"I know just how you f3el,"-Atlant!e
The Christian's Trials a.
-James 1, 1-8.
James is the practical t
the New Testament. Th
plunges abruptly into the wh
tion of temptation and trial. T
ion to James is "all joy"; and the
reason is given, "because trial, work
eth patience." The, wisdom neces
sary to detect the temptation and the
strength needed to resist it can be
had by prayer. The result will be
a "single-eyed man," not a waverer
or double-iinded man.
A strenuous sort of religion did'
James teach. A stalwart struggling
and conquering sort it was. His kind
'of Christian plunged 'into the thick of
the fight and won his place by devel
oping strength through trial ' and
temptation. But the virtue was not
in the trial, but in the resisting., Sit
at his feet and let us learn a few les
Trials are to be Encountered with
Joy. The oak finds strength from the
tempest. The'arm is made strong by
lifting weights. The Christian is
made better by resisting evil. This
is the philosophy of James. This is
the experience of saints in all ages.
The Christian hero must not tremble
at danger nor flinch from contest, but
rather rejoice in anticipation of vic
tory. To a people in the midst of
persecution as were these to whomn
James was writing, this note must
have come with cheer and hope. No
less so now. Persecution, trial, tem
ptation, struggle are the lot of all.
But rejoice that you are counted
worthy to endure; that God counts
you strong and courageous.
The Results of Trial are Blessed.
Trial worketh patience; not simply
that phase of patience that endures
and submits, but that which is cour
age and firmness. The test of gold
is fire; the test of fhe Christian is
endurance; and when it hath its per
fect work we become perfect. That
is a kind of practical perfection which
gives on the assurance of perpetual
victory-perfect in resisting power
and in boldness in service.
The Secret of This Power is from
God. If any lack wisdom he may
have it. The Wisdom here mention
ed is doubtless that discrimination
which gives one the power to detect
temptation and seize upon all the re
sources of grace. It is the wisdom.
necessary to possess and to manifest
the perfection mentioned. It is not
by human culture but by divine be
stowment. And God gives this lib
erally. He never upbraids. The win
nier is not a "double-minded" man,
but one with single purpose and un
daunted courage. Under these con
ditions trial and temptation become
helpful rather than harmful, and vic
tory the constant experience of the
CHISTIAN ED O NOTES
The Christian's Trials .and Triumphs.
Jas. 1: 1-.
Our coming triumph is-to be per
fect, to be just what Christ wants us
to be. All other triumphs are lost in
Earthly fathers sometimes rebuke
their children for their many re
quests, but God 'is more likely to re
buke us that we ask so little of
The hardest part of a prayer is
after w0 have prayed, and the answer
does not come at once, or. manifest
ly. Still, even then, to pray is to ob
"Good things are hard," Plato was
fond of saying: and the Christian's
u.sumph is the best thing.
There is no triumph except along
Christ's way, and also no trial is
sent the faithful Christian except
along the way where Christ is.
Temptation has two meanings-an
inciting to sin, and a testing of vir
tue. God sends only the latter.
To doubt that Christ has met your
special temptation is to doubt His
perfect humanity; to' doubt that He -
can help you out of it Is to doubt
His perfect divinity.
The larger and more perfect the
diamond, the more certain that it
will be placed on the grinding
Old soldiers have no greater joy
than to relate the battles that were
most terrible for them, and one of the
greatest joys of heaven will be to
remember the temptations over which
we triumphed on earth.
"No cross, no crown," has become
a Christian motto, and a crown sur
mounting a cross .has become a
Do I turn at once to a Christian in
Have I earned a share in Christ's
Am I learning to rejoice In tribula
When the devil tries our faith, It
is that he may crush or diminish It;
but when God tries our faith, It is
to establish it or increase It.-Marcus
It woulld take the wrinkles out of
your brow if you would just look
ito the future instead of the past
Pad for Fountain Pen.
A business woman who finds It nec
essary to carry a fountain pen wraps
it in a piece of chamois and thereby
saves her handkerchiefs and other
feminine effects from many an ink
stain. However, the chamois soon be
comes saturated with ink, stiff and un
pleasant and must be renewed often.
A better case can be made of inch
wide ribbon lined with stockinette
rubber cloth and packed with a bit of
absorbent cotton at the leaky end of
the pen. This will keep the pen al
ways dry to the fingers, as the cot
ton can be changed without trouble
and the case itself need never be
If you have a male friend who Is ad
dicted to the fountain pen habit, you
can endear yourself to him by present
ing him with such a case, and thus
saving his short ribs from many an
inky bath whenever he happens to put
the pen upside down in his waistcoat