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THE HONESDALE CITIZEN : THURSDAY MORNING-, AUGUST 20. 1908.
KEY, THE SINGER.
Tremendous Carrying Power of
Famous Evangelist's Voice.
ONCE HEARD OVER MILE AWAY
Man Listening to HI. Singing Wi
Converted How H. Compcud th.
Grind Hymn Th. Ninety and Nina."
A Thrilling Incident In Hi. Career.
Tticr tre woDtlerfnl aympathj and
nnmtncM la the voice of lr I).
Backer, the fainoa brum writer, sing
er and ev-anKellt. who recently died
at hi. borne In IlrooUj-n. and It bad
tretneudou. earning power.
When Mr. Saukcj, wbo for many
yean wai the aaaodato of DwlRbt I
Moud.v, mds In ARricultural ball In
London to an auJlcra-e of 21.WW peo
ple every one of tbem wai able to un
derstand every word that lie uttered.
It U an authenticated fact that uu one
occsalon bis sinclns was beard a mile
and a rjuartcr away. It was durlns
tbo dedication of the chunb at North
field, and an Immense thrum; was catb
ereJ there. Mr. Sankey vaiie the
worldwide known onu of "Tbj Nine
ty and Nine," and he lifted bl voice
that all might bear. Arrma tbe Con
nodi cut river, more thnu a mile and a
quarter away, a man named Oolwcll
waa amine on tbo porch of his home.
He heard tbe song and was converted
by It. lie hastened to Mr. Moody to
report the extraordinary occurrence.
There must be untold thousand of
mortals today In the United States
who have at tome lime In their lives
heard this touching, tender hymn, and
tbe utory of Its origin Is most Interest
ing. Mr. Moody and Mr. Sankey were
holding revival services In Edinburgh,
and while reading over a religious pa
per Santey came across a little poem
that at once attracted his attention. It
later formed in part the famous hymn
aa afterward sung, and he found him
self repeating two of the lines of the
poem over and over again. They would
not stay out of his head, and tbey were
There were ninety aM nine that Wr
Xn the .belter of the fold.
He soon saw there wan In tbe words
the making of a great hymn, and be
called the attention of Mftfcly to them,
but the latter was so engrossed In tbe
rending of n letter from Chicago thst
he did not pay much attention. But
Sankey cut out the poem and put the
clipping In his s-Vct. Tbe next day
Moody addressed a large noonday
Catherine In Tnv Assembly hall, near
Edinburgh castle. Ills theme was
"The Good Sheplx-rd " When he had
concluded his talk to the jieople he re
quested Rankey to sing n solo appro
priate to tbe subject of tbe sermon.
But for a little time Sankey could
think of nothing appropriate, when
finally the verses from tbe newspaper
came to his mtpd. Hcmlghtsingthcm,
ho thought. Then he recalled he bad
no tune for them. But a moment later
be took the clipping of verses from bis
pocket, placed It on the organ lefore
him, and then as though solely by the
aid of Inspiration a tune came to him,
and his rich, sympathetic voice was
raised in triumphant melody as he
sang tlte now famous words:
There wero ninety anl nlno that safely
In the abetter of the fold.
But one waa out no the hill, away.
Far off from the catc nf cold.
Away on the mountains wild and hare.
Away from the tender shepherd's care.
Away from the tender ahepherd. care.
Tho vast audience was thrilled as
the singer went on with the verses
that he Improvised from his own mind
as the song proceeded, and tbo final
verse rang out In thee words:
There rose a aiad err to the gate of
Rejoice! I have found my aheep!"
And the ancels echoed around the throne,
"Rejoice, for ll.e 1-ord brines back hi.
Moody crossed over the platform to
the singer when the song ceased and
asked: "Where Old you Ret that song,
Sankey? 1 never heard you sing any
thing like th.it before."
"It Is the poem I read to you yester
day," uplled Sankey.
Moody slowly turned to the audi
rncv and s aid simply. "l.ct us pray."
t The meeting of Sankey and Moody
was the llrt of tnauy dramatic epi
sodes In their association. Sankey
had never thought of turning evangel
ist, and It was quite by accident that
he was thruvvii with Moody.
lie had liccu a singer from bis liy
bood, and Us voice had attracted at
' tentloii In the little hamlet of Kdln
burg, I'a., where be was Iwru Aug. 2S,
1840, and where be lived until ho was
fifteen years old. :i t which age his fa
ther, David Sankey, and his mother,
Mary Sankoj. moved to Newcastle.
Saukcy had sung fur his comrades In
bis one year of sen loo 111 the civil
war, and be had led the choir In tbo
church In Newcastle. Ills jiosltloii as
head of tbe Young Men's Christian as
sociation l:i Newcastle was respnns!
ble for his meeting with Moody. In
1870 he went as n deleg.ite to the Y.
M. O. A. convention In Indianapolis,
and there he heard Dwlght 1. Moody
epoak He was sluing In the extreme
rear of the church when a song was
started. He Joined In the singing, end
(i man sitting near him who heard his
beautiful voice nked him to start a
hymn that would lnplro ccr.vbody to
Sankey's splendid ulec broke forth
with "There Is a 1'ouiituln rilled With
Blood." In n moment eery jierson
was singing. At the close of the meet
ing Mr. Moody wulknt back lo San
key and shook hi in by the baud.
"Young man," he said, "jou are the
Tory man I luive lut-n looking for for
years. Yt iat nie you doing, and are
you married? I want jou to come to
Cblcngo wllh me, for I neexi you
Sankey explained that he wna mar
rlod and could not ulve up Ills family
"Yuu miM come," said Moody. "1
cannot get along, without yon. (!o
home ,'iud consul! v.ur wife and let
The result W.IS tll.lt eilllJ the follow
log e.ir S.iiike moved Willi bis f.uu
lly to ( 'hit ago niul took charge of the.
Dieellngs In l'iirucir hall.
The most thillllug Incident In bis ca
reer as tin cMiiigellst wits thus told bj
Mr. Sankey himself:
One diij 111 I,oiidon Mr. Moody and
mjsclf npiH'iireil before an audience
composed enllrel of im-ii and women
Who were nviivvcdl.v scollcrs ill Tell
gloll. II.ivIiiji slleceedisl III gelling
Ibetll logelhel I') li.lll'illg out lull ill
goers. Ibe problem aro-s' luiv should
prevent them from rfoliu av. :i more
toallrmed Hi. in Mer In Ilie course uf
life and thonulit wliMi they bud
We luust Interest them with the
singing,' said Moody. 'We must have
a hymn which will uppeal to every
heart of them nil. What 1 want )ou
losing Is "M Moiher- l'ra)cr."'
"1 begun the song It N scarcely a
hymn -amid tlie noi-e of sliutlllug feet
and whispered wmiiieiit, lull before
tine erse of It bad lvn sung a slleuee
fell over that mulleiiiti ki ierfeet that
I could nliuont bear the Watlug of my
uwn heart. Then tb.it feeling cuiue to
me that nlwajs coimsi to a singer at
une time or pcrlmps many times In his
carcsr-the fwllng that the people U
foru me weir mine and that thtf song
waj tva'hwg thcui fur goovU
"While I listen to the innate
8toaltnr on In gentle strain
1 am carried tck to childhood
I am now a boy acaln.
'Tts the hour ot my retiring
At the dusky eventide.
Xear my trunJIe b-d rm kneellnc
As of yore, by mother's aide.
"There arc seven verses of It, I sang
them with au enthusiasm such as I
had never before felt The audience
seemed to rise to me, and when tbe
last note had died away Moody Imme
diately follow cd with one of the most
touching addresses he ever preached
In his life. He carried tbe audience
like a whirlwind, and when he ceased
&m of those rude. Irreverent unbe
lievers ruse up from their scats Iwslde
their boon companions and their ac
complices In Inliulty and asked for
our prajera and tbe prayers of all
Many of tbem came regularly to
our meetings after that, and many of
them Joined churches. e cannot tell
how many were truly converted."
Mr. Sankey bad a keen ene of hu
mor and was not atiove telling a story
at his own expense. One day In Gene
va, Switzerland, he entered n muMc
box shop and asked to see some music
boxes. The salesman graciously show
ed him a number, but none were what
he wanted. "Have you none that play
sacred music?" he asked.
"Why," answered the salesman, "we
have some that play a kind ot halfway
"What?" answered Mr. Sankey.
"Ob. these Moody and Sankey
hymns. I can't Imagine what tbe peo
ple see In them, hut wc tell thousands
of the boxes that play them. Here's
He pointed to a handsomely finished
music box. which, on being wound up,
liegsn to pliy "The Gates Ajar Tor
Me" and then branched off Into other
familiar gopcl hymns.
We haic enormous orders for these
boxes." continued tbe salesman, "from
frery part of nuro;w." and then added
apologetically, "Its a matter of busi
ness, you know, with us."
Mr. Sankey smllM and iatd nothing.
but n moment later a lady came hurry
ing up to lilm and, holding out her
hand, exclaimed, "Why, Mr. Sankey. Is
It was Miss Maria Havergal. a sis-
ter of Trances It. Havergal, the Kng
llsb hymn writer.. The polite Swiss
salesman looked anything but at peace
Mr. Sankey never circled over the
audience with pretentious sweeps of
his eyes, as many singers do who pose
for effect. I'tually he singled out
some man In a distant part nf the
building, often In the extreme gallery,
and sang at him, for him, knowing
that It he could reach and touch that
single listener be would reach nnd
touch all the others.
Just tiefore he sank Into unconscious
ness as he was dying. It Is said, he
was beard faintly singing a vere of
his favorite hymn, not one of his own,
but one composed by Kanny Crosby,
the blind hymn writer of Brooklyn.
Some dsy the silver chord will break,
And I no more, aa now, will aloe.
But. oh. tbe Joy when 1 awake
Within the palace of the King!
Mr. Sankey never sang a hymn In
the same way twice nor even the sec
ond verse of a tune as he cang the
first. He always accompanied himself
on n little organ, which be carried
with him wherever ho went.
The World's Wheat Supply.
sTbo possibilities, of Increasing the
world's supply of wheat as well ns that
of the United States arc manifold and
Impossible of estimation, says n writer
qn "The Future Wheat Supply of the
United States" In the Scptemler Cen
tury. Vast regions of land In South
America, north Africa and Asia are
awaiting the demand for "still more
wheat," which shall bring to them the
steel plow and the self binder and
causo them to yield n food product suf
ficient to feed a new population of un
told millions. And were modem agri
cultural Implements and agricultural
knowledge In the hands of the Busslan
and European peasants another addi
tion, the extent of which can hardly lie
guessed, could be made to the world's
PLEASANTER COUNTRY LIFE.
Playground Association to Discuss
Problem at Specisl Conferenc.
Ill line with I'resldent Boosevclt's
opiilutuient of a committee to aid In
making farm life more pleasant Is tbe
special conference on country play
grounds to le held by the Playground
Association of America In connection
with Its second play congress In New
York city on Sept. 8 to 12. l)r I.utber
Halsey C.ullek, president of the asso
ciation, has Invited every country su
Ierlntendent of schools In the United
States to attend this conference
Professor I.. II. Bailey, who has leen
asked by President Itooevclt to serve
on his commission on country life, will
take ptrt In the dIsenson. Tbe con
ference grew out of the Investigation
and experiments of Ir. Myron T. Scud
der when principal of tbe New PaltJ
Dr. Scudder lielleves (hat young men
leave the country and the farms In
such large numbers Isnanse there Is a
lack of leglllmnte natural soelnl amuse
ments. The remedy he sngccts is the
establishment of country pl.iygriniuds
and athletic fields nnd tbe formation
of country srhoo! athletic leagues
Wood Production In Germany,
Among all the nations of the world
tiormany receive the credit of lu-lng
the most thoroughly seteiitlll- She
does with her limited uiitur.il re
sources what jounger nations will soon
lie compelled to do In self proteillon
she conserves them. When our wood
supplies. Mured up from lOil to Soil
years, nro within sight of their end
and sawmills that have been moved
from the white pine belt of the north
to the yellow pine belt of the south
have Ish'ii moved to the radllc coist
for their 1 ist stand, then Germany's
scientific forestry policy will receive
better recognition. We do not think
of moving a gristmill alwut lrom one
wheatfipld to another ns the fields In
turn become exhausted. After one
. lop Is li.ircsted anuther Is turning on
S.i It must be with the h im null ami
the crop uf l.ee If It t.lkcS fifty
eurs lo ruUe a tree of n i:ien species,
then one-flflleth of the forest may be
cut each jcar. provided It roseeds or
Is replanted, nud the sawmill stays nt
the sau.e plate, and the workmen live
111 their permanent snug homes near
by: the "lumber shanty" will lie n
thing of the past, raising ticcs n busi
ness like raising wlieil.
Visiting Card Fad.
The newest visiting card fad Is to
unto a little j. Inn showing the resi
dence and Ibe ndjaivnt sticols pi Int.
(si on the tiu-U.
It Is Just fii) scars siiusj that
Jlusslc uf American i lilldlnssl, IjuiIs.i
M. Ali-ott's "Utile Wuiueii," llrsl up-Is-.insl.
li.sviulj a spis-lal clliloii of
lim,is copies of the lU was Issued,
tildcmv that It doe not appear nutl
ipiabsl lit the jilting readers of tudav.
See that the rigid lo that delightful
Ml tin lj, the air tnrs.!o, haiu Just
lieelt sold. 11 the :i. tthlt has Is
come of that lincly temple of ismvc,
located somewhere or uibcr, and nil
Ibe weepful prouilun of dlsurinaineut?
"Arc v to swju forgot?"
The Sultan's Itelated ID-form.
Events must ls awaited Iwfore It
will Is- known that the sultan of Tur
key acted In gool faith nnd from a
hearty desire to reform his goern
ment when he rcstonsl tbe constitu
tion anil granted iillllcal amnesty
Sbonld be end bj retracing hi trp
It would not 1 unlike Allul llamid.
Ei. cry measure of tcforni wrung from
him during tils leigu was ng.iln-t his
traditional policy, for be Is by nature
s i-eattionarj ,
Not Usit among the thorns In the
side of the gloom? and sedisli up
presor of bis eoi'c has Isvn the
Young Tutk partj. to whoo ierslt
ent uelta'lon Is due tbe deunt'id for
constitutional pocm-ian! The sul
tan may jet I able to "iptare ac
counts with these dMtiHiers of his
peace by w llbdrawlng any concessions
he has made the inoiiient be can re
duce them to Imiwtency It Is little
wonder that tbe change from abso
lutism of the most oppressive kind to
a constitutional government for Tur
key was regarded all over the world
with genuine skepticism. And there
Is plenty of room for skepticism yet.
It Is said that the sultan's sndjen
conversion has been due to fear, con
pled wllh a desire for rcenge, which
he will take at the first chance. He
has a record of lifelong treachery In
dealing with other powers. Is not
known to have a single worthy Im
pulse and la capable of eery base
ness. rerhsps the most amatlng develop
ment of the sultan's sudden transfor
mation was the invitation to Turkish
exiles to return home. These exiles,
as Is always tbe case, hate been the
Inspiration of the revolutionists nt
home. We know that the I'enlan
movement In Ireianl was financed by
the tolling oxi! -i of Erin In America,
and the ('iili.ui i'l'iirrcctionlsts In liolh
great upilsins- were stimulated and
aided Cnaiii Lilly by refugees on Unit
ed States soil So tbe Syrians and
others who have Iss'll driven from the
ancient garden of the world lij op
pression have sent their money and
their blessings to the plotters nud ngl
tstors In the fatherland Their pv
trlotlsm and liberality were shown In
the proposal to express their thanks
to the saltan for the amnesty offered
them by raising a fund to build a bat
tleshlp for the Turkish navy.
It would be a stroke of statesman,
ship If the sultan should put his re
forms through. Under the banner of
progress Turkey might regain Its an
cient position In Europe and make the
phrase "sick man" a misnomer hence
forth. And the people, especially the
reformers, can help to this end by go
ing slow. Extreme radicalism pro
duced resentment nnd reaction In Hus
sla and In Persia, and constitutional
progress has IsH-n Inus-ded If not it
manently cheeked In those lauds,
now ever much the ieoiilu of Turkey
may hate their sultan, they prolmbly
need him now, for they are unlit to
rule tbemsel -s nt this stage. Years
of rrellmln- training In the os.scn
tlals of self government will 1 nec
essary before the Turks, with nil their
ardent love of ltberty, can isTfect the
work of regeneration and take their
proper place In the world. Should
the people so long victims of misrule,
perform the essential preliminaries
and transform and liberalize the an
cient empire without n reign of terror
It will be one of the marvelous spec
tacles of the century.
The Uplift For the Farm.
There Is a great deal of truth In the
president's claim that sm-Ial and other
conditions of farming life might Ik- Im
proved. Why the agricultural districts
are In deeper need than other conimn
nltles ts not clear, however. Ye! If
the federal government Is going Into
the business of looking nfter ths so
cial welfare of the masses the farm Is
as good n place to liegln as any o'her
Perhaps the president's emnmlitee will
report that furmcrs are abundantly
able to Improve their own condition In
step with the rest of the country.
How to keep tbe Niy on the farm
has been a problem for agricultural
lhorlieTs fer many jears without nny
widely applicable solution llng found
One way evidently Is not in send him
to college, leit thj f.'.rm father lias a
right to dee.de whether It shall ls
books or the plow handle for his son
The other end of Ibis same question of
hoys le-ivlng the farm l found In t!i.'
owrcmndlng of ip.les Wh'le 1'ie
farmers are erjlng for bari-t baud.
Ibe cities are oveinin wkli i :en n- ',.
Ing work, some of whom hive l e,i
reared on farms.
If Isjys born on tbe f.irii euil !e
Induced to take up the life In e.m i
the farm work would In- nde.iiai. ly
lone and there would Is less wage
jompctltlou In the cities. If the pics),
lent's able committee of riiulenls of
agricultural suggesis some way to kis ji
farm hoys at home lis reiirt will be
Interesting reading As for the rest
nf It, the results of the In.iulr.v should
prove uf some use to ihecl; the next
.vnsus by, which Is coming along soon.
Meanwhile the farmer will concern
himself with improving iraiiFpoil.iilou.
crops, stock and markets nnd leive Hie
social uplift end to the women uf Is's
'lOliaehold and III lull!.ullm.l
That Handy Brush Hrnp.
A half tut over or storm la-utcn hill
side forest looks hungry In the dry
summer time. It looks tempting, too,
to the lire fiend, uud no doubt there Is
such a being. With the forest ready
and the spirit of fire waiting, nil that
Is needed to precipitate a struggle for
the mastery is n spark from a pass
ing locomotive or from the pipe of n
careless c-ninier. A thousand sparks
may fall upou the canopy of grts-n
leaves made by living trees nnd die
without doing harm. But let one fnll
In the dead underbrush or the heap
of limbs ou.l twigs left to season In
clearing made by tlmlier cutters and
jou have a forest flio which has no
parallel In swift development except
tliu prairie fire.
It was only n passing spark land
ing In the dry brush' of tbo lunils-r
clisirlug vvhli h startvsl the rcvciit lire
In British Columbia that cost fin,
Oifci.iino mid destroyed scores of lives.
It is ii n e.isj nutter for lumber
uud wmsl cutlers to dlsoc uf lUn
twigs uud llinlis whtih tbey do not
want when tbey take iivvay the trunks
uf trws. Tbey can lie so piled us to
Isi combustible vv lieu tbe forest Is too
wet to take tire uud even when snow
Is uu the ground. Wllh very little ex
tra trouble tbey can U burned while
tfrccu or as soon ns cut. No vwsHltuun
wilt go without lire Just Uswi the
tries are In verduie nnd Heir limbs
running sap It would Is,- ihcuper In
the long i uu In burn hruli when It Is
made than wall for the roving spark
to Uit a dc.truillvc furwt lire.
FACTS IN FEW LINES
Burmah Is to have n Tasteur insti
tute. California's most successful fruit
gruwirs are w-omen.
lhe numlsT of sjgar factories In op
eration last year In the l!uslau em
pire wa 27S.
The depwlts In tbe government sav
ings banks In Autral'e represent
f-lO-oT. per Lead uf the total population.
Twenty years ago a German taught
the Japanese bow- to make shell but
tons Now Japan Is citiorthig shell
button to Germany, I-'rauce and other
An expedition I Isdng cqulp!cd un
1,T the auspices of the Itusslan min
istry of marine, with the object of ills,
covering n noriheast passage Iictween
the Atlantic and Pacific ocians.
IVikl Indians hi Canada are to be
made wealthy by tbe sale of their pine
lands. The total revenue from tbe
sate of the lands will approximate
?1.ijO.W. and some families will re
ceive ns much ns $20.0iX).
Owners of even tbe smallest toy
manufacturing establishments In tbe
Nuremberg district Germany, cater to
the foreign trade, l'actorles employ
lug from six to twenty iieople are no
exception to this rule.
In the annual rciort Just Issued by
tbe prison commissioners fer Scotland
It Is stated that no female has re
eelved a sentence of penal servitude
during the pit year. This Is tbe first
time thLs lias happened.
Sui-crstltlous ieople have been Cock
Ing to Iluttspuker, India, to view a
strange date palm, measuring twenty
five feet wh!-h stands erect In the
daytime, but with the decline of the
sun liends so far down that Its leaves
touch tbe ground.
In certain districts of Australia
where the ground is s?rmanently cov
ered with grass or fine sand tbe horses
are shod with leather instead of Iron.
The superior advantages claimed fot
the leather shes are lightness and
case nf nppllcallon.
The coal supply of the Philippines
has h'n found to be much larger than
was anticipated and of n uniformly
gol character It Is stated that a
large vein crushes the entire group of
Island, nnd It has been clearly traced
In one vicinity for twenty-five miles.
During the lat two decades France
has evpendel $ 10.0 iOiOiI on railways
la east Africa, and the brigand chiefs
who ruled that vast territory now oc
cupy civil and military positions and
are amenable lo the authority of offi
cials appointed hj- the home govern
ment. Owing to the Irritation many men
manifest when lielug measured by
tailors, the leading sartorial artists In
Paris have adopted n new method.
Instead of measuring a customer they
photograph him against n screen liear
Ing llm-s similar to those on Millard
Cblcapi recently launched a fireboat
which the lty roiidly liolleves to lie
the most up to date craft of lis kind
In the world. She Is tbe first floating
fire fighter to lie pnicllfd by elec
tricity and Is to Iw equlppsl with tur
bine puniiis capable of throwing 4S,"iil
gallons n minute.
The Tarls mint In 1007 Issued Co,.
00n.i) coins uf an average value of
alstut 7 francs oi) centimes. This In-
eluded coinage for Prance, Tunisia, In
do-Chlna and also for Bolivia, which
ordered aVsi.0il nickel coins. For
Prance the twenty franc pieces were
easily In the lead.
The leading areas of yellow- pine pro
duction In the United States are no
longer In the south Atlantic states,
but have Is-en shifted to the south.
west. The states of I.onlslnnn. Texas,
Mississippi and Arkansas each pro
duced 10 per cent or more of the total
cut yellow pine last year.
The International congress on tuber
culnsls will be held lu Washington
next Septc intr. A great exhibition 11
lustratlve of what Is lielng done the
world around lu the fight against the
dlcase will be held In connection with
tbe congress, nad the two will con
tluue from Sept. "1 to Oct. 12.
Cbarolles, n small town thirty miles
from Macon, In Tram c, has recently
lrf-en visited by a shower of sulphur
Tbe rrsifs. gardens, fields, vineyards,
rivers nnd ponds were covered with a
yellow dut and for some time the
is'asants lu the fields were troubled by
;i sulphurous biting odor which made
I re.it blng difficult
All American flags made for the gov
ernm.Mit hereafter will contain forty-
six star', the baby star having l-en
mlded for the state of Oklahoma. The
stars in the new- flag, some of which
have already ls-en placed un sale, are
ariMUgisl, according to orders from
the givernment, In six rows, of which
the first, third, fourth and sixth have
eight stars each nnd tbo second nnd
fifth rows seven stars each.
In connection with the death of Gro
vcr Cleveland It Is Intercsilng to note
that only twl.e Is'fore In the history
of the nation has the United States
Inn without a living ex-president.
Gi orse WmhliiLton dloil In 17IVI, when
.lolm Ad. mis, iho MMsind president was
pi oilice. Anli-evv Johnson, nt Ibe
time lhe o'lly surviving ovc'iief ex
rilve. pnsisl awrtv In 17.,, two jears
lefore Gea nil Giant rellied lo pii
P.iiiIh, the inr-le hill linger whoe
yo-igs in:!'1' the p..!ii'i' fo-ene of
General ltoul.i'i :e: i.-ienilv dhsl In
fump-iratlie pivcriv Tor a time a
ihc le'i'i-tit of his snei-es. when he
sang "En li-veiir.ii! ile Ii Kevue" ii'u
other M'l. . f the s Mite class, Paillus
lll-l-'e tl'e i1!-- of sever.il liri-ne lulu
lsler- I'll 1 ".el like a inline. But
wllh lhe .'oinf.iil and di.nh of Gen
era! no:il-u-..-r bis own vogue dlsai
tieared nt 1 be l.ini lli-ally lived or
challtv the las! five uti.
"I'd pe. Uirou:!! Ilio for you!" bo cried
III aeeents fjulle tlevuut.
And then bo i roved be hadn't lied
Ilcr falhir fired lilm cut!
Parson-l look upon nil divorced men
ns ine!v! a hish' r order of beasts.
Outsider Just "hiikj dogs," I sup.
ose. .Sinari Set.
To !io a "lucky dote" the.i days
Of sultry winds und torrid rays!
Wo aro suro tho lueklcit dog w-o know
Is tho old slidge dog of tho lklmo.
Eaplained at Last.
Hewitt Ignorant e Is bliss.
Jew lit I've iilvvnjs wondered what
made jou so happy, New York Press.
More Than Half.
Man rails lit wlf.- his "better half,"
Hut lli.it' a sill of hluff.
He can't tleeilve himself, fer stto's
Tlio "whole tl.lr.r." sure enough.
A Cold Snub.
"What nio jou doing for jour cold?"
ToUovving my doctor's directions."
Hero's n reason and u rhyme
To u jr".rb applied:
A itlich. clra. In time
Is wcrth two It lhe side.
Th. Exact Sum.
"What did jiei reuIUe from that rain
ug Investment vt yours, old uianV"
"Juet how big a fool 1 was."
NEW SHORT STORIES
Harlan and the Boek Aoent,
Justice John M. Harlan of the su
preme court Is the dean of that au-
frast tribunal In length of service, and
he also hns the distinction of being the
oldest member. He tops Chief Justice
Fuller, his nearest competitor In the
matter of age, by n few days. Both
men were Isirn In tbe same year, 1833.
Justice Harlan wears his seventy-
five jears well. He Is more than six
feet tall and will easily weigh SS0
pounds or Is'tter, but there is very lit
tle superfluous flesh on bis frame, ne
walks from his house to tlie supreme
court rooms and back every pleasant
day, a distance of several mile, and
be steps along at a pace that might
make many a younger man envious.
Not loos ago Justice Harlan having
an Important decision to write remain
ed at borne and gave strict orders that
he was not to te dliturl-ej. Justice
Harlan writes out all of his opinions
In long hand and then dictates from
the manuscript to a typewriter. lis
had barely got settled comfortably at
his desk In his study ou the second
floor on the day In question when
rcsTICB lUBLAH AVPE1BBD.
there came a particularly vigorous
ring nt the dmrliell.
It was a Issik agent ne of tbe red
haired variety that are apparently Im
mune to rebuffs. The agent would not
be denied nnd shoved bis way Into tho
hall. He had a work uf such tran
scendent importance that Justice Har
lan, no matter what orders be had
given aliout not lielng dlsturlssJ, would
consider It n fnvof to look at
Young man," shouted the book
agent In n loud voice, "you will tie In
danger of losing your Job If you do not
show me up to Judge Hurlan at once."
At this Juncture the tall figure of
Justice Harlan appeared at the head
of the stairs. He wits attired In n long.
loose fitting dressing gown which
mado him look like a veritable giant
"William." said the venerable Jurist
In stentorian tones, 'show the braxeti-
ly Infernal scoundrel up to me. If
you cannot handle him, I will!"
The persistent liook agent made a
hasty getaway, apparently thoroughly
frightened for once. Buffalo Ki press.
A report congratulated George Ade
upon his retiring modesty.
"Take care." said the humorist, "or
I shall commit the error of boasting
about my modesty, like Taylor of Chi
cago. "Taylor got on the subject of mod
esty one night at the Press club.
"'Practically nil acta of charity,'
aald he, "are performed out of vanity.
Modest chirlty Is very rare, yet It Is
the only sort that counts, you know,
with the er recording angel, eh? I
remember once, motoring In the cast,
I came to a small town that had suf
fered from a HckkI. In the empty post
cOlco there was n contribution box for
the flood sufferers. Not n soul was
ntsmt Nobody saw me or knew me.
I pushed u tweuty-dollor bill Into the
hoi nnd slipped away unseen. And
that net I claim that modest act of
charity was worth more than these
acts Involving many thousands which
are made ou public subscription lists
to tbe loud fanfare of trumpets!'
"Taylor paused and relighted bis ci
gar. Ills companion said:
"'Quite right Yours was genuine
modest charity. Taylor. No wonder
you brag about It'"
Miss Mary Garden, the prima donna.
praised on the eve of her departure
for r.uroie the new school of oicra
tho school of Thais," -Salomo' and
"In these works," said she, "the
characters live. They are not mere
singing puppets. And these works
must Is? nctisl ns well ns sung,
"lu fact," she concluded, "Iho rami.
cm opera excels the old ns the modern
trained nurse exi-els tbe old fashioned
"My physician told me tbo other day
how he had called In tbe morning nt
n houe where tlie nurse, young nnd
modern, gavo him every detail of her
patient's night temiiernturo and pulse
every hour, respiration and what not.
"At the next house tho nurse was
ono of your motherly, kindly, old fash
"Well, nnrso,' said the physician
hero, 'how did your patient sleep?"
" 'Oh." said the nurse, 'she must
havo slept fine. Sho didn't wuko me
Poets say wllen mortal bone.
Beek the realm of Iinvy Jone.
They shall eun r a sea change
Into aomethltiK rich and Strang.
They ahull turn to coral rare.
Tear) and amber past compare.
And, reposing In tho tide.
Be extremely glorlned.
Also beautiful and grand
Crow iho flsh that die on land.
Are they short? They shall be Ions..
Aro tlu y w ak? They ahull be strong.
Ar tlu y IlKlit? Th..y gain In pounda
If obscure, tlulr ruine resounds.
8o they suffer a land change
Into Bomcthlni; new nnd strange,
New York Sun.
Most Men Would Want 1,000.
"What are Jour thoughts," asked one
of the visitors ut the summer garden,
"when jou ure whirling through tin
air In making that awful dive to the
"I always think I ought to be get
ting about firs n week for doing It,'
replied the high dlver.-Cblcsgo Trlb-
"So your uncle, was eighty-three
years old when he dledt Hid he bli
the full possession of his faculties to
"As to that-well, as to that we can'
tell yet. The will hasn't been read
yet!" Cnscre Gesillscbaft.
In Biasing Days.
Jn the Llaxln' weather
When you hear the thunder roll
Just read u f tev sin' story
Pout dlicoverln' the pole.
It's really right tirovokln'
When you hear tho thunder drums.
uut it you msit lu summer
b'tfVtr frtet when winter comes.
DAMES AND DAUGHTERS.
Miss Emma Sehofleld, wbo has been
a teacher for forty years In tbe Phila
delphia public schools, has resigned.
Tbe widow of the late Justice
Charles It Ingalls of New York baa
given bis law books a thousand or so
to the Itensselaer County Law li
brary. Mrs. Nelson W. Titus of Boston is
tbe author of a valuable historical
paper entitled "nw the Women of
Boston Finished Bunker Hill Monu
ment" Mrs. Humphry Ward his cerr. esjt
In the open against women's rights
and Is one of the most prominent ot
the organisers of the National Wom
an's Anti-suffrage association.
Dr. Martha Hughes Cannon, former
ly a stats senator In Utah, has moved
to California, and the women of that
state are counting on her be Lag ot
great assistance to them In their fight
for woman suffrage.
A Siamese girl. Miss Hilda Anoon
Traa, has come to America In order to
fimlllarite herself with educational
methods for the ultimate benefit ot
her country. Hiss Traa will start tn
one of tbe lowest classes In a school
at Hartford, Conn., where she will
take up kindergarten methods and
Train and Track.
About twice aa much power Is re
quired to stop an eiVes train as Is
necessary to start one.
The Italian state railways have de
cided to adopt liquid fuel on some ot
the mountain lines with long tunnels.
A new Union station Is to be built at
Winnipeg for the Canadian Northern
and Grand Trunk Pacific railways. It
will require three yean to complete It
There are 20.78 miles of railroad
line In tbe United Btatoa for every
10,000 Inhabitants aa against 0.2 mile,
in Germany, tiX In the United King
rlom and 7.4 In France.
As It Happened,
at aud Muher on a aummera day
Pretended to be raking hay.
A local judge came riding by.
8 he thought he waa a fat old guy.
The Judge Ida nether Up did curl;
Conaldered Maud a leer girl.
He gave hla nag a sounding slap
Aud bade that animal "Glddapl"
Proatllo waa the episode.
Ilia honor vanished down the road.
He didn't want Maud for hla wife.
How unromanlla la thla life!
St. Loula Rcpublll.
He I love simple things above all
She Yes; I've noticed how self satis
fied you are. New York Press.
A Good Manager.
He Is she a good manager?
She Whr. ves: her husband la very
well behaved. Yonkera Statesman.
Hot Weather Warnings.
Beware the aun ffod'a ardent ray..
Seek out the cool and ahaded wars,
lleware the long, aeductlve drluk
Where lcr rragmenta bob and clink.
XK-ware the fierce and loud debate
That overheats the aiiuabbUng pate,
peware the wild and angry roar
That greet, a disappearing acore.
Beware, In short, the buiy germ
That fUla with dread the heated term.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
No Trrri Fr Him.
Tbe Angleworm How la tbe world
do you escape helag poisoned by tbe
parts green tbe plant! Are sprayed
The Potato Bug UT Uj boy, Im
a faith scientist. I consider tbe stuff
creme de mentbe and partake of It
freely after meals. Judge.
Th Tactful Firefly.
Tbere was a cunnlnr flraflf
VTbo tramVoled tn the air on hlh,
Thla tiy wu conaclentloua, too.
For when at nlghtUm he paaae4
A lonaly lane wher lovers were
(Sho lovlnc he. him lovtnf her).
This firefly treat tact would ahuv
Br turning his bright light dawn low.
Ella Tbey say tbat be la a good
Stella-So Is hU wife. When tbey
Installed electric lights lu tbelr buuto
she cut down tbe pay of tbe servant
on tbe ground tbat she didn't Lave to
clean so many lamps. New York
A Wise Min.
Tbere was a niavn In our town,
nd he waa wondrous wise.
He tieter hit men on the becks
To Dil them with surprise.
One lime he went out rowing with
Ills sweetheart, and. by Jlng,
He did not stand up tn the boat
To wildly rock the thing!
Not a Bidder,
'Do you Intend to make a bid for
public applause T"
"Certainly not," answenM Senator
Sorgbuui. "You don't bave to bid for
applause. It Is one of the few things
needed tbat you can get for notblug,
A Life Tragedy.
A man who thought much of himself
Found out that hu waa lalj on the shelf.
Ho cried, with wrath stirred.
This had not occurred
If 1 had plenty of pelf'"
A Question of Economy.
"Shall we go to tbe mountains or tbo
sea tbU BUinmerV
"Not to tbe mountains."
"UecauHc they'ru too high." Baltl
One thing thnt has to get away
lk foro a man can uso It
A thing )(iu alinply can't display
Until you mart to luee it.
Uncle Eben Says,
"If baWn' de be of every ahgument
amounUtl to as tnucb as eome men
tblnks It do' aald Uncle Kbeu. "de
baseball umpire ought to Ik; de hap
pies man on earth." Washington
The Way They Go.
A pair of shots may hurt like sin
For wet-It , and then about
The time we get then, broken In
They start to breaking out.
Ut. Louis Republic,
Less of It.
Musician Wliut mnkes jou think
that women are U-lUT plsulats than
NoumuflU'lHit Tbelr arms arc not so
strong. Cleveland IMslu Deuler.
In the Zoo.
Bald the lear to the rlephant:
"L-t n 1jikt trip.
You've gut u guod trunk,
And 1'to got a trip."
Hbe Slnglug U awfully btrd on my
llo-And bow mucb harder tt tnust
be on tbe curs of your neighbors.
eh Kntwv Him.
"Mrs. Kutely bas finely conTlnccd
her busband tbat It's smtui to pi 07
golf, especially on uunaayr
"ivtir eh iiIstb herself."
'Exactly! And tbat was tbe only way
1,1 Inilure her husband to PliT
with tr." CatboUc Standard a ail
Accepts Deposits, Loans Honey
in Small and Large Amounts
Free to All
One to the Savings Depositor, the
Doing Business by Check is
the up-to-the minute way
It Saves . It Saves It Saves
Wrangles Paying Twice Losses
Because a Check is always a Receipt.
Cheapest and Safest Way to Send Money to Foreign
countries is by a Money Order issued by this Bank. Safety
Deposit Boxes for Your Valuable Papers and upward per
annum. Open a Business or Savings Account Now.
The Era of New Mixed Paints !
This year opens with a dclucc of new mixed paints. A condition btcucli
about by our enterprising dealers to get
uppunt CHILTON 5 MlAh,l IVUiS
ea"iiy aavetitsca, may una a saie wan
TUB ONLY PIi.VCK IN HONKSDAIjK
AuxnoitizKD to ii an nut:
Thire are reasons for the pre-eminence ol CHILTON TAINTS:
nt No one can mix a better mixed paint.
id The painters declare that it works easily and na wonderful covcrinc
30 Chilton stands Dick ol it and will agree to repaint, at Ins own expense
ery turlace painted with Chilton I'aint that proves defective,
ath Those who have used it are perfectly satisfied with it, and recommend
t use to others
THE DELAWAHK V IirnSON CO.
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O 8. SIM. 33 Vice rreslilent.
ThfJ is the most thoroughly
weekly in the
PRICE, ONE DOLLAR A YEAR.
Send your name for free sample copy.
New-York Tribune Farmer,
Tribune Building, N.Y.
WILSON & PENNIMAN Proprietors.
Established la 184..
Book and Job Work Promptly
KRAFT & CONGER,
SltCCOOn to E. B. B3EBJ11
General Insurance Agents
umtXaTOt tlx icucviro esmieiii:
ot Nswark, K. j.
of New York.
LIVERPOOL LONDON A GLOBE
NORTH BRITISH MERCANTILE
NORTH iv E8TERN NATIONAL,
BPIt NQPIELI) P. A M.
ot Springfield, Mass.
J. ADAM KRAFT
ReUerea Colds by working them out
of ttu jUm through a copious and
healthy action of the bowels.
Relieves coughs by cleansing tho
mucous membranes ol the throat, chest
and bronchial tubes.
Al BltataBt to tbe tasta
aa Ml4e Sagar"
Children. Like It
BACWCHE-WUX nOJETS Trj
bVHfl KlaMJ U4 Bit4u PUi-Svi ua Sib
Sold by PEIL, Tho Druggist.
MARTIN CAU FIELD
M ana foot urr ot
AftAmmatory Xlhcamttum Cured in
Morton L.nm. of trroon(li04usi "Uy wife
ad UiJuraaOnrj KbcaxniUtUL a very m uncle ud
jout; twrftafleru.Kwuirrr.blt 4ber body and
Ht Win IWVUCU Miuvit ITJUUU isruwiUMuui uavu
beao la bed lor U weeks
ana u&a cucm i'i
Cure tot KheuiiutUm. itvarf taaiiit-aUM rt-Uefuid
wu able to wai about U Uur dAja. I am sure
i aaM Aer un." poia pi urax wwii uniintiM
CUsUaM fMl tMrUltifiM U kiU
rtatnaawav ft la nam r,u.
Anyone opening a
some kind uf a mixed paint that we
1 1. llveir compounds, being new ur.u
CHILTON'S MIXED PAINTS
I'ally, pun-it stimli).
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THE CLARK & SNOVERCO.
Ol e below a list of Dealers In
Honesdale and Vicinity
G. & S. TOBACCO
W U Holmes
J OfBi Terrt-1
Theodore C Brunlc
(leoree II Kimble
J II tjlepner
J W tiharpsteen &
D li C Heells
A A Uramtin
Menner & Co
Clark & Uullotk
Mrs N U i'olt
W L Burnard
W L llerrnuu
.iHfOb A Hitler
( Smtui it Hon
M It Uarrell
W II Bmarl
Mrn T Mhiiksd
C It Woodward
E J ItU'hardton
Jauietf 1) Aruefl
Maiy A vYateriton
F L Tuttle & Co
vVelh & Ames
K L S hlaRer
Henry F Bea
U It 1'eiUz
K.twiiKl T Kelley
If we should attempt to give a list of
I hose who
it would take a dozen newspapers
Uuei.f the lietMeftlinonluls of the el
eelleut ipiullty of
Clark & Snover Tobacco
i the fad that lbue wbo now uph It
tirttl thirty jparii aro, and notomtof
i in w.nil d ctiuw or etuoka any other
branil If it were gi veu to them.
THE CLARK & SNOVER CO.,
1 1.' to li Adamt A e., SCItANTON, Pa
1 Oh, That Corn I"
How one can fufTer with auch a :
corn 1 To look at, ii'u almoit nolhin,
but Ha hurt that's wbrtu torna
count. Now Hit lorjKatiDcnnK thoan
who hart faithfully tne1 lota of corn
cures without cftVct, may question
our itati ojent, but, nveMhelta, we
make it, and U'a true. W havo a
corn cuio that will laku out your ,
corns roots aud all. If urhI according
to ditcf lione It will learu no ureiH-f. ,
Wo warrant it your money back If
you are not eatlened. Call for
O.T. CHAMBERS. Pharmacist
Opp. tr. 4 H. 5TATI0N,
IIONEKIIALK, - 1
THE PEOPLE'S TAILOR.
pay less and dress belter, (".tt lhe
habit of buying our ioo per cent, pure
wool, strictly fast color goods.
Yuu will find our clothes very differ
ent from the ordinary ready-to-wear
garments you meet at every turn,
Latest Stvles and Perfect Fit
Prices Reasonable at
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