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GRACE OF PAI: 1.
Dr. Talmige speaks rr One (f
The Need of I:s Execise ii the
Affairs cf D ily Life.
Final Reward Of
This disecurse of Dr. Talmage is a
full length portrait of a virtue which
all admiire, and the lessors taught -re
very helpful, text, Hebrews :., E "
Iave need of paticnze."
Yes, we are in awful nerd ,of 1.
Some of us have a litde o-f it, and some
of us have none at all. There is less
of this grace in the world than of al
most any other. Fait;, bops aud chari
ty are all abloom iu hundreas of soul
where you find one specain~ of pa
tience. Paul, the author ot the text, on
a conspicuous occasion lest :,s patience
with a coworker, and fr, n the way he
urges this virtue upon u:e Hebrews,
upon the Corinthians. upon the ihessa
lonians, upon the Romans, upon the
Colossians, upon the you g theologiea,
student Timothy, I conclude he was
speaking cut of his own need of more
of this exceilence. And I ogiy von
der that Paul had~any nerves left. Im
prisonment, flagellation. L -diterranean
cyclone, arrest for treEon and conspir
acy, the wear and tear or 1reaching tc
angry mobs, those at the door o! a thea
ter and those on the rocks of Mars hili.
left him emaciated and invalid and
with a broken voice and sore eyes anc
nerves a-jangle. He gives us a snap
shot of him-nelf when he dteribes hig
appearance and his sermonic dcliver.
by saying, "In bodily presence weak
and in speech contemptibie, and refern
to his it.flimed eyelids when speakin
of the ardent friendship of the Gaia
tians he says, "If it la i been i o*ible.
ye would have plucsed out your own
eyes and have given them t> m"e."
We admire most that which we havt
least of. Those of us wi-h uniopres
Live visage most admire beauty; those
of us with discordant voice mest extol
musical cadence; those of us with stain
mering speech most wonder at elo
quence; those of us who get f revoked at
trifles and are naturally iratoble appre
eiate in others the equipnise and the
calm endurance of patience. So Paul,
with hands tremulous with the agita
tions of a lifetime, writes of the "Goc
of patience," and of "ministers of Goe
in much patience," and of "patience of
hope," and tells them to "follow after
patience," and wants them to "run with
patience," and speaks of those strength
ened with all might to all patience,"
and looks us all lull in the face as he
makes the startling charge, "Ye have
need of patience."
Some of the people ordinarily most
excellent have a deficit in this respect
That man who is the impersonation of
amiability, his mouth fuli of sof t words
and his face a spring morning, if a pass
ing wheel splash the mud across his
broadcloth, see how he colors up, aue
hear him denounce the pasig j-ehu.
The Christian woman, an argel of sua
vity, now that some social slight is
put upon her er her family, hear how
her utterance increases in intensity.
One of the ablest and best ministers of
the gospel in America, stopping at a
hotel in a town where he had an even
ing engagement, was interrupted in his
afternoon nap by a knock at the door
by a minister who had comne to welcome
him, and after the second and third
knock the sleeper opened the door and
took the invader of his repose by the
collar and twisted it with a force that,
if continued, wou:d h ave been strang
ulation. Oh, it is easy eneug~h to be
patient when there is nothirg to be
patient about. When the bank ac
count is good and in no danger of be
ing overdrawn, and the wardrobe is
crowded with apparel appropriate for
the cold, or the heat, or the wet, and
all the family have attested their health
by keen appetites at a loaded table,
and the newspapers, if they mention
us at all, put rignt construe ion upon
what we do or say, and we can walk ten
miles without getting tired, and we
-sleep eight solid hours without turning
from side to side, the most useless
grace I can think of is patience. It
has no business any where in your house,
*you have no mere need of it than of a
life preserver while y ou are waikirg
,the pavement of a cieg, no more neta
of it than an umnbreila under a ek ud
less sky, no more need of it than of
Sir Humphry Da)vy s saftty lamp for
miners while you are breathing the
tonic air of an October morning.
Many of the nations of the earth
have put their admiration of this virtue
into proverb or epigram. Oae ok those
eastern proverbs sas s, "V# ith time and
patience the mulberry leaf becomes
satin." A Spanish prover b say s, "It I
have lost the rings, here are the finge:s
still." The Itauian prov~r b say s, "a
world is his who has patien ce." Tne
English proverb declares. When one
door shuts, another opens." Ai: these
proverbs only put in another way Paufs
terseness when he say s, "Ye have need
First, patience with the faults of oth
ers. No one keeps the Ten Command
ments equally well. One's tempera
ment decides whien commanoments he
shall come nearest to keeping. if we
break some of the commianaments our
selves, why be so hard on those who
break others of the ten? If you and I
run against one verse of the twentieth
chapter of Exodus, why should we so
severely excoriate those who run against
another verse of the same chapter? Un
til we are perfect ourselves we ought to
- be lenient with our neighbor's imper
fections. Yet it is often the case that
the man most vulnerable is the most
hypoeritical. Pertaps he is profane,
and yet has no tolerance for thett, when
profanity is worse than theft, for while
the latter is robbery of a man, the for
mer is robbery of God.
Perhaps he is given to defamation
and detraction, and yet feels himseit
better than some one who is guilty of
manslaughter, not real:zng that the
assassination of character is the worst
kind of assassination. The layer for
washing in the ancient tabernacle was
at its side burnished like a booking
glass, so that those that approached
that layer might see their need of wash
ing, and if by the gospel looking glass
we discovered our own nee d of moral
cleansing we wculd be more economic
of denunication. Tte most of those
who go wrong are the victims of cir
oumnstances, and if y on and 1. had been
aim our lives surrontded tby the samte
baneful influences We wou> probably
have done just as badly, ret hars worse.
In most cases you had b-at..r otty more
and scoid les 1.re is a man down
in the ditch of mn:duoog. A r esf right
eous soul comes along and looks dowa
.n t i Ce dite. lie ad no bus-ness
o fall i'to it. lie is Euffering the
n on 'necs of hip own wr.ongdog
No on- 'tut I irmzelf to blame." And
?.c boirtcd man pa ses in.
Ag tin, we have need of pitience un
der wrong i fd cted, and who escapes it
n some form? It comes to all people
in prore~sional life in the ehspe of be
ing misundcrsto:.d B-cause t-f this
how mary reople fi: to rr wspapers for
an exp'ara ion You rre teir card
-igned by their cn rrime declaring
-hey die not bay this ordid not do that.
rhey fiustcr and worry, not reahzing
that every man conies to be take-n for
what he is worth. and you cannot by
any newspapr ruff to taken for more
than you are worth nor by an) n ws
paper depreciatofn be put down. There
is a spirit of fairnes abroad in uie
wa-Id, ani if you arc a public man you
are clsified anong the friends or foes
of ioety. If you are a friend of
-eiety you cannot escape reprehension.
P.aul, you were right when you said,
n )t more to the Hebrews than to us,
'Ye have need of patience."
I adopted a rule years ago which has
been of great service to me, and it may
be of Fome service to you: Cheerfully
-oneent to be misunderstood. God
knows whether we are right or wrong,
whether we are trying to serve him or
damage his cause. When you can
cheerfuily consent to be misunderstood,
many of the annoyances and vexations
of life will quit your heart, and you
will come into calmer seas than you
have evrr sailed on. The most mis
understood being that ever trod the
earth was the glorious Christ. The
world misunderstood his cradle and
concluded that one so poorly born could
never te of much importance. They
charged him with inebriety and called
nim a winchibber. Tae sanhedrin mis
understood him, and when it was put
to the vote whether he was guilty or
not of tresson he got but one vote, while
all the others voted "Aye, ave." They
tnisundt-rstood his crows and concluded
ihat if he had divine power he would
Jff.et his own resene. They misund,.r
stood his grave and dee:ared that his
oody had teen stolen by infamous res
urrectionists. He so filly consented
to be misunderstood that, harried and
slapped and submtTrgeI with scorn, he
ens-ered not a w.rd. You cannot come
up to that, but you can imitate in some
stail degree the patience of Christ.
I adaire exceedingly the behavior of
that farmer at Sedan, who, when the
great battle was going on between the
armies of Germany and France and
the air was full of the sound of whist
ling bul:ets and bursting shells, kept
right on plowing in the field, nmaking
straight turrows, now this way and now
that. He had his work to do, and as
he did not feel called to fight, he felt
called to plow. Bravo! I say for that
man. Bravo! I say for you if you al
low nothing to divert or alarm Though
ail the artillery of human and satanic
hate rage about you, keepright on plow
Now, let us this hour turnover a new
leaf and banish worriment and care out
of our lives. Just see how these per
verities have multiplied wrinkles in
your face and acidulated your disposi
tion and torn your nerves. You are
ten years older than you ought to be.
Do two things, one for the betterment
of your spiritual condition and the
other for the safety of your worldly in
terests. First, get your heart right
with God by being pardoned through
the atonement :of Jesus Christ. That
will give security for your soul's wel
fare. Then ge: your life insured in
some w.:l established insurance com
pany. That will take from you all
anxiety about the welfare of your house-.
hold in ease of your sndden demise.
The sanitary infiaence of such insur
ance is not suffieiently understood.
Many a bread winner long since de
ceased would now have been alive and
well but for the reason that when he
was pr-ostrated he saw that in case of
his decease his family would to go th"
poor house or have an awful struggle
for daily bread. But for that at x~ety
he would have got well. That anxiety
defied all that the best physicians could
do. Supposing these two du~ties at
tended to, the one for the safety of
your soul in this world and the nex:,
and the other for the safety of your
family if you pass out of this life,
make a new start. If possible have
your family sittitng room where you can
jet in the sunlight. H ave a musical
instrument if you can afford it, harp
or piano or bass viol or parlor organ.
Learn how to play on it yourself or nave
your children learn how to play on it.
Let bright colors dominate in your
room. If there are pictures on the
fall, let them not be sugtgestive of b-at
tefields which are aiways cruel, of
deattibeds which are alway s sad, or part
igs which are always heartbreaking.
There are enough present woes in the
world without the perpetual eommem
oration of past miseries If y ou sing~
in your home or your church do not
always choose tunes in long meter.
Far better to have your patience
augmented by the consideranien that
the misfortunes of this life must soon
afrminate. Hardly anyone lives to
l100 years, but fe~v live to 80, while the
majority quit this life before 50 You
ou.ht to be able, God helping you, to
be able to stand as lang as that, for
then by the grace of God you will move
into an improved residence and comn
passed by all benign and txcellent sur
roundings, into an atm sphere every
reath of which is balmy, and a region
where every sound is music and every
emotion rapture. A land without one
tear, without one parting, without one
This last summer I stood on Sparrow
hill, four miles Irom Moscow. It was
the place where Napoleon stood and
loked upon the city which he was
ab iut to capture. His army had been
in long marches and awful fights and
fearful exhaustions, and when they
came to Sparrow hill the shout went
up from tens of thousands of voices.
"Moscow, Moscow!" I do not wonder
at the transport. A ridge of hills
sweeps round the city. A river semi
circles it with brilliance. It is a spec
tacle that you place in your memory
as one of the three or four most beau
tiful scenes in all the earth. Napoleon's
army marched on it in four civisions,
four overehelming torrents of valor
and pomp. Down Sparrow hill and
through the beautiful valley and across
the bridges and into the palaces, which
surrendered without one shot of resist
ance because the avalanche of troops
ws irrestible. There is the room in
whch Napoleon slept and his pillow,
which must have been very uneasy,
for, oh, how short his stay! Fires
kindled in all parts of the city simul
taneously drove out their army into
the snowstorms uuder which 95,000
men perished. How soon did triumph
al march turn into horrible demolition.
Today, while I speak, we comne on a
high hill, a glorious hill of Christian
antiipation. These hosts of God have
had a long march, and fearful battles
and defeats have a-gain and again min'
gid with the victories, but today we
cme up in sight of the great city, the
cpit-1 of the universe, the residence
,re to imign with him forever and ever.
Look at the towers a-d }ar them ring
with ctornal jubilee. L ,ok t th:
houqe of many Ir.aonionF. wher' n t I
of our lov~d on- -s ar'. I1hho1 th"
str'ets of bu-r.iahed go'd and hear the
rumble of the char'0t of tr'o who
are more than conqr-r irs. S far fron
being driv:n back, all the 32 rages arc
wide open for o entranc, We are
erg ong m end mtar ing on. a-d our
every step bri-gs us nearir t> t'ie ciy
At what hour we shall enter we have
no power to foretell, but once inlisted
amid the blood washed host our en
trance is certain. It may be in the
bright noon day or the dark midnight.
It may be when the air is laden with
springtime fragrinc: or chi led with
falliag snows. But erter we mu-t. and
enter we will thr;urh the grace off -rei
us as the chief of sinners. l~ghter
hills than any I have spoken of will
guard that city. More radiant waters
than I saw in the Ru sian valley will
pour through that great metropolis
No raging cofliagration shall drive us
forth, for the only fires kindled in that
city will be the fires of a splendor that
sh.ll ever hoist and never die. Reach
iug that shining gate, there wall be a
parting, but no tears at the parting
There will be an eternal farewell, but
no sadness in the utteracce. Tien
there we will part with one of the best
friends we ev;r had. No place for ner
in heaven. for she needs no heaven
While love and jay and other graces
enter heaven, she will stay oat. Pa
tience, beautiful Patience, long suffer
in: Patience, will at that gate sa;:
'Goodbye! I helped you in the battle
of life, but now that you have gained
the triumph you need me no more. I
bound up your wounds, out now they
are all healed. I soothed your bereave
ments, but you pass now into the re
union of heaven. I can do no more
for you, and there is nothing for me to
do in a city where there are no burdens
tocarry. Goodby! I go back to the
world from which you came up, to r
sume my tour among ho3pitals, and
almhouses. The cry of the world's sor
ro o reaches my ears, and I must de
cend. Up and down that poor suffer
ing world I will go to assuage and cum
fort and sustain, unatil the world itsenl
expires, and all on its inoutains, and
in all its valle.s, and on all its plains,
there is not one soul left that has
need of Patience."
LOVE BORN IN ANTARTIC SEA.
Fell in Love With Pictures of Women
Enveloped by the cold and solitude
of an Antarctic night and with no
women within hundreds of ice-capped
miles, Prof. Henry K. Archewski,
geoloist and meteorologist of the recent
Belgian Antaratic expedition, fell in
love with the woman whom he has just
persuaded to give up her operatic
career and become his wife.
It was on the night of April 9, 1898,
and on board the steamer Belgina, fast
in the ice fles of the Southern sea,
that there was held a "grand concourse
of beautiful women," one of the many
diersions by which the explorers
sought to pass away the time. Figures
and faces were clipped from magazines
and journals, the fair women in ques
tion were divided into classes, arnd the
lonesome adventurers began to ballot
for the fair ones cf their choice.
Professor Archowki discovered a full
length portrait of Miss Caroline Adey,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ad ay,
of Philadelphia, an operatic prima
dnno and heiress of a wealthy father.
She was in a Grecian pose and the
scientist was so charmed by the picture
that he cast his vote for her repeatedly
I was a unique case of love at first
Nearly a twelvemonth elapsed before
Lietenant de Gerlache's expedition re
turned to civilization, and almost two
yars passed before the scientist met
the original of the portrait. She was
hen making a Eiuropean tour With the
Savoy Opera Company. They became
engaged. Mr. and Mrs. Adey were at
first somewhat opposed to the. mat ch,
but all obstacles Were at last happily
overcome and the marriage was cele brat
eon the Continent a fortnight ago
Prfessor and Mrs. Archowski are now
living at L'ege, Belgum, and expect to
pay a visit to this country next sum
Another member of the expedition,
Capt. George Lecointe, has been mar
ried, arid others of the explorers are
said to be contemplating mnatrimony,
h~aving been impressed with the com
fort and felicity of domestic life by
their hardships and solitude.
NEWS IIE ES
From Every JCook and Corner of
KILLED BT LITE WIRES.
T wo persons we re killed ina U ica, N
Y., Wednesday morning by comitng in
cintact with elecirec wires broken from
poles by the storm. The snow broke
down thousands of wires and telephone,
telegraph and car service was badly
A ELOSE CALL.
A cave in occurred Wednesday morn
ing at the Nay Aug mine, near Dun
more, Pa., fifty-one men were entomoed
but a rescuing party, af ter three hours
hard work, sucoceied in dieging into
the chamber, and rescued all of them
A DISASTROUS FIRE.
As the result of a fire Wednesday
morning one life was lost, fiqe people
were injured and the large structural
iron works of George L. Mesker & Co.,
and Lowenthat's commission house at
Evansville, Ind , were totally destroyed.
The loss is $110,000.
MURDER AND SUICIDE.
Mrs. Mary Webster Sallee, of Lex
ington, Kr., heir to several thousand
dollars of her uncle's estate, was shot
and kiiled Wednesday by her husband,
whom she had declared should not share
in her luxury. After shooting his wife
Sallee committed suicidie.
THE ASIA GOTTON CROP.
The cotton crop of Central Asia is
expected to be excellent this year, ac
cording to Vice Conaul Smith, at Mos
cow. This year's crop is expected to
aggregate between 7,000 and 8,000
pood, or enough to meet half of the
general demand. The remaining cot
ton req'uired for itnanufacturing pur
poses in Russia will have to be im
AN OLD LANDMARK LONE.
The old home place of James K. Polk,
located in Folk amnue, Nashville,
Ten., is being rapidly demolished and
an apartment house will be erected on
tne sie Mr. Pok died there. The
State Legislature has several times
onsidered propositions to buy the
huse for a gubernatorial mansion, but
the idea has always met with a nega
A LAND CF PROMISE
Golden Opp rtunities Which South
Carolina Offers to etter s
Ten years af:er S~ut Carolina be
came a State ir porn!ation r.uaibered
less than 400,000. One tenth of this
p'pulation lived in cities and towns.
st phratin four:shed along the
banks of the Eiisto, the Ashley, the
Coopr, the Catawba and the Savannah
Rivers. These were the homes o: the
cu:ured classes, people of wealth and
r, finement, who here exercised a sort
of baronial swny Lver their numerou3
slaves, and alsc in lces degree over
their poorer wh'te reighbors. After
the civil war itany of these homes were
entirely deserted er left in ruins, and
for this reason many once fertile and
well cultivated spet; are now untilled,
and scekitg nett o wners. The romance
of the past clings to many of these
neglected districts, and the elassic
beauty of places famed in song and
story remains to entice new-comers to
a laud replete with bounteous possibili
ties. The Southern Field, a paper de
voted to the agricultural manufac-ur
ing, mibing and busit.ess ist-rets of
tbe South.ro States, gives a careful
sketch of at least a part of these neg
lected districts, embracing that see
tion of the State str, tching from Char
leston to Branchvilie, thence to Ainen
and Augusta, then to Columbia and
down again to Branchville.
This region embraces parts of Ethe
Red Hills country, in which the soil is
generally red clay and sandy mixture
with here and there a more or less dense
growth of oak and hitck.:ry,of tae upper
pine belt, in the uplands of which the
soil is a light gray sandy loam, pro
ducing the best c.tton in the State,
while susce ptible, through proper tr& a:
ment, of yiading fide crops tf corn,
nay, vegetables, and fruits. Included
in this regton are bayou or wet lands of
remarksb'e richness, which may be
orougnt to the highest state of cuitiva
tien by proper draining. The seil of
there lunis is a dark gray loam, under
laid at a considerable depth with im
pervious clay. The produc-s are oats,
corn, cotton, rice, sorgnum, cane,
sweet potatoes, beans, app.es, plums,
pears and grapes.
EXTENSIVE MARKET GARDENS.
Leaving Charleston ty rail the heigh
way is flanked by extensive gardens,
the products of which afford comfortable
revenue to every thrifty farmer who
cares to engage in trucking, and which
are easily marketed in Charleston. At
Seven Mile Station, such lands spread
out to the very banks of the Ashley
and Ceoper Rivers, and there are tracts
yet untaken which cffer especial incuse
ments to farmers experienced in garden
ing, the prices ranging low, and labor
being extremely cheap. Farther north,
20 miles distant from the city, is the
pretty town of Summerville, known in
this country and Europe as one of the
finest of health resorts, where pine
woods, good water, teening soil and
wholesome air give assurance cf both
physical and worldly gain. Hundreds
of fertile, acres here await the thrifty
farmer; and nowhere in the South cou'd
he do better than here, in the midst of
a refined and kindly people, with
churches, schools, and a near by mar
et. Four miles onward, and Jedburg
iP reached. This is as yet an unselt
tied section, but there are svs
tnousands of acres here available for
trur-gardening and orchards, for rice
culture and hemp, and for stock rais
ing. Dairy farxnog could be made im
mensely prs fitable at this point.
LARGE STOCK RANGES
At B~ra's Stuon, 41 miles from
Charliston, is another fine b.,y of land
adapted to fruit and cereals; while three
miles below is the station at Pregnails,
on both sides of which thousands of
acres of stock land can be purchiased at
low prices and upon most favorable
terms for tillage, and for pasture. Tais
point affords extra'ordinary opportun
iies to stockmen, esp-ecially for sheep
and cattle. The grasses are strorg and
nutritious, and with the forest iruits
will enable the ranger to fatten both
sheep and cattle at the cost only of
trnding. Numerous branehes traverse
these tracts, so that the supply of
water is unfailing and plentiful. The
mild ar~d wholesome climate and the
shelterit g woods render it a perfect
habitation for stock.
T 'enty miles iurther on, is the at
tractive town of Branchville, encom
passed by woodlands not merely orna
mental but containing red oak, cypress,
water oaks, chesnsur, pine, bickory and
zum of noticeable girth and in sufficient
q iantities to supp'ly furniture factories,
jManirg mills, b x aud crate and stave
factories with material cheaply obtain
A FAMOUS HEALTH RESORT.
The ntxt important town west is
Aiken, elevated 600 feet above sea
level, and famed for its salutrity of
climate. Many northern families of
wealth atjourn here during the wintcr
months, and own attrac ive and r xpen
sive homes among the beautiful groups
f magoha, crepe myrtle and sia:ely
pines Few places in the country can
compare with Aiken in attrirutes con
tributing to health, comfort and enjoy
ment. But the utilitarian also has
found it a meet place for industrial ef
fort, and several great enterprises are
under way in the vicinity which ensure
its material prosperity far beyond the
speculation or prophecy of the last
generation. Valuable granite deposits
are quarried in the neighborhood, but
future developments will far surpass
all present enterrise, when the 131-.
mense beds of kaolin and granite not
et uncovered are taken up by foreign
Prominent among the manufacturing
centers of the South is Augusta, th~e
beutiful little city on the Savan
nah,' where cotton factories and other
industrie<I attest suber bly the enterprise
of the sturdy Georgians and their co
workers from abroard whoare rapidly
leading this huay emporium of the past
into new prominence and toward a grand
fufillment obijts natural destiny.
Edgtfield and Lexington Counties
are both full of undeveloped riches in
granite, slate, soapstone and kaolin.
COLUMBIA, THlE CAPITAL
The rapid advancement of this fair
city within the past six years has been
phenomenal, in cotton manufacturing
especially. Not less than 240,000 spin
dies are in action within its territory;
while many other industries are pros
peing and expanding Its water works
and ekocrric plant, like those of Au
gusta, are msgnificient realities, and
are mighty fac:.ors in 0o1ambia's iuturo
development. Its situation on the
Congaree River gives a commanding
advantage in economic and vast water
power service; while five lines of the
Sout ern Riilway diverging in as many
directions lead to two great port4 and
to every imoortant terminal in the State
PRODUCrIVE FARM LANDS.
Fom Columbia southward to Orange
burg there stretches anotherinteresting
af the most attractive in the State; no.
iceable for its handiome residences,
isf wide streetadorned with semi-trop
ical fAlir. and ihe refinement of its
nitizrs 'Tre nurrounding country is
inviting; and the 1rroduotivencss of the
Uil. u-der which are rich bids of iarl
of ur'-knowr, depth a-d extent, with the
prox'mwty cf valuable growths of tim
ber. <fi rs unuzual advantages to those
who scek pleasant homes in a climate
replete with hcalth giving qualities,
where reasonable thrift and industry
are certain of reward. This caunty is
well watered by the north fork of the
E3izto and other smaller branches, and
is' well adspted to general firming and
Hard to Down a Philosopher.
A playful gust of wind came along
and picked off his hat. It was of the
straw brand, vintage of 1900, already
out of date, although still quite pre
sentable in appearance. That hat just
got up on its rim and bowled merrily
along the sidewalk, while the usual
number of feet and canes were thrust
out to check its progress.
"Never mind," called out the owner
of the hat, cheerfully, "I'm going that
So he walked on in the hat's wake
without any hurry and overtook it
within a block. Then it rolled into a
gutter, which was dire. This would
have disconcerted anyone except a
"Never mind," said he again, as he
gave the hat a careless brush and put
it on his head.. "I was going to get a
new hat to-morrow, anyhow!'-Chi
The Best-Loved Woman.
The world loves a true and noble
woman more than the greatest beau
ty that ever lived or the most brilliant
intellect. Within the memory of
every one there are noble, womanly
lives, which have been dearer and bet
ter to us than the most brilliant wom
en of history. Not for the beauty of
a Helen of .z.oy or a Cleopatra, nor
for the brilliancy of a George Sand
or a Joan of Arc would we sacrifice
these lives. Indeed, if we had to
choose between one or the other, we
would wipe from the slate of history
those historic characters rather than
destroy the sacred influences of a
noble mother, sister or wife which
have shaped and formed our careers.
-A. S. Atkinson, M. D., in Woman's
Jamaica's Cleft Mountain.
In Jamaica there Is a mountain,
between Kingston and St. Thomas in
the east. on the south side of the is
land, which bears the name of Judg
ment mountain, or Mount Sinai, be
cause of the awful catastrophe which
occurred there in 1692, by an earth
quake. In the district of St. Andrew
only one house was left standing. A
mountain some 4,000 feet high was
cleft perpendicularly for 800 or 1,000
feet from the summit, as smoothly
cut as the housewife's knife could cut
down through a cheese. The slice of
the mountain thrown off covered 1,000
acres in Its fall, burying houses and
herds and flocks and 13 persons.-N.
Voracious Birds and Fishes.
Birds are big eaters. The much
admired robin can give points to most
of his kind. He can easily manage
two-thirds of his weight in earth
worms in a day. The common pigeon
goes one better. He consumes his own
weight in grain within a day. Fish
are great gluttons. A single American
bluefish has been known to kill and
partially devour ten great cod, each as
big as himself, in rapid succession.
"I shouldn' be surprised if I done
sold dat mule aftuh all," remarked
"Is you got any offers?"
"No. But I's gwinter git one purty
soon. Deacon Thompson stops hyuh
every yethuh day an' was'es half an
hour tellin' me 'bout whut a no 'count
animal it is. An' de deacon doesn' put
in his time wifout'n he's got an ob
Padding for Footmen's Calves.
One of the greatest essentials with
regard to the recommendation of a
London footman Is not cnly his height,
but the size and form of his legs. To
suit the needs of those who have not
been gifted with a well-formed leg the
livery-makers supply artificial calves
which pad out the legs to a respectable
size. A pair of these pads cost about
$1.25.-N. Y. Post.
But a Good One.
"What are you buying alk those
"Doctor's orders. H. tells me I
need a little recreation and insists
that I should go duck-hunting with
"Huh! Seems to me that's a sort
of quack remedy."-Phuiadelphia
No Consolation There.
"There, now, Clara, how would you
like to be these people who can't get
home from Paris because their funds
"Well, dear me, Clarence, they are
better off than we are, whose funds
gave out before we got started."-In
A Sad Case.
Mrs. Hogan-Thot little sphalpane
av a Jerry Hiorrigan musht be a bad
"Shure, he's bin th' manes av makin'
his poor woife a confir-rmed husband
George-How is it, Cousin Clara,
that you gave your age to the census
enumerator as 22, when we were both
born in the same year and I am 31?
Clara-Oh, that is easily explained.
You have lived much faster than I.
Chicago Daiiy News.
How It Impressed Her.
Old lady-Just think, only one mis
sionary for 10,000 cannibals.
Young Lady-Dear mel They must
have very small appetites or very big
But Not Sugar-Coated.
A man who marries a disagreeable
woman for the sake of her money
swallows a bitter silver-coated pill
Chicago Daily News.
Woman's Great Posaession.
Men have strength, but women have
taet.-Chicago Daily News.
Engineer David Phillips and Fire
man Cobaugh, of the eastbound express
were bu-ned seriously and the Balti
mre and O'aio railroad was blockaded
for hours by a peculiar accident west of
Washington, Pennsylvacia, Wedoes
day morning. Natural G-as escapirg
trom a large pipe laid under the tracks
was ignited by cinders from the fire
box of the engine and nlames enveloped
"Spider" time has arrived, and the
Filipino boy is happy, writes a corre
spondent. He does not know much
about marbles, but when spider time
arrives, and that is just after the
rainy season commences, he knows
that he is to have great sport. There
are two harmless varieties of spiders
that are green and yellow in color and
mature in June. They are as long as
the common black spider, so plentitul
in California. The Filipino boy catches
these and keeps them secure in a
box. A small rod the size and length
of a knitting needle is procured. A
spider is then placed on the rod. An
other boy comes along and he bets a
cent that his spider will whip. Then
the sport commences. The boy who
is challenged produces his spider,
places it on the rod with the chal
lenger's. Both spiders make a rush
for each other and a fierce battle en
sues. Sometimes the stronger of the
two will wind a web around the oth
er, fastening him to the rod and com
pletely putting him out of business.
The spiders sometimes fight for ten
minutes. Nearly every boy has from
eight to twenty spiders, and they bet
all the Filipino pennies they can get
on the result of the fight.-Detroit
A Chinese Fable.
Here is a Chinese fable with a mor
al. A sparrow had its nest half-way
up a tree, in the top of which dwelt
a monkey. After a heavy rain the
sparrow, snug and dry in its warm
nest, saw tha monkey shaking his
dripping body, and could not refrain
from addressing him thus: "Com
rade, your hands are skillful, your
strength great, your intellect clever;
why do you live in such a miserable
state? Why not build a snug nest
like mine?" The monkey, angered at
the complacency of the sparrow, re
plied: "Am I to be mocked by an
evil creature like you? Your nest is
snug, is it?" and so saying, he threw
the nest to the ground. Moral: Don't
talk with a passionate man.-London
America the Lan} of Stability.
What other civilized government can
boast such continued stability as the
United States since the inauguration
of our first president? During this
period the form of government in
France has changed ten times. Ger
many is but 30 years old. Austria, as a
nation, is the outcome of the Hun
garian rebellion. Italy is a still later
product of popular evolution. Cavour
tore down many walls to build one
nation. England and Russia are the
only great powers which are now iden
tical in structural character with what
they were when our republic adopted
her constitution.-Albion W. Tourgee,
in N. Y. Sun.
"Isn't it a nuisance to button one's
gloves?" remarked the fair young girl,
whose engagement had recently been
"I always let my husband do it for
me," said her married friend. "He but
tons them in a jiffy. Why don't you let
your young man button yours?"
"I did the other evening, and it took
him nearly half an hour."-Philadel
"This," said the drug clerk, "is *a
most wonderful hair renewer. It's
our own preparation."
"Well, give me a bottle," said the
bald-headed man. "But say, come to
think of it, why don't you use it? You
are pretty bald yourself."
"I can't use it. You see, I'm the 'be
fore using' clerk. The 'after using'
clerk is out at lunch. You should see
Odd Advertising Scheme.
Ingeniously enterprising was the ad
vertising method adopted by an Eng
lish tradesman. While at a seaside re
sort he noticed how eagerly visitors
from town picked up shells. At a small
expense he bought a wagon load of
mussel shells, stamped an advertise
ment on each and scattered the lot
along the shore.-N. Y. Times.
A New Will.
"Hello, Jasper," exclaimed Spen
ders, stopping his rich uncle's valet,
"how's uncle this morning?"
"Well, sir, he says he thinks he
needs a change of heir."
"So he sent you for the doctor, eh?"
"No; his lawyer.'' - Philadelphia
Nicaragua's Noted Volcano.
The most noted volcano in Nicar
agua Is Coseguina, which, after a long
series of earthquakes along the Andes
mountains and throughout the Cen
tral American states, In June, 1835,
broke into violent eruption, scatter
ing ashes over 1,500 miles of country.
-Detroit Free Press.
Slow Promotion in Russian Army.
Promotion in the Russian army is
slow. It takes 16 to 17 years for a
captain to become a lieutenant
colonel, and 14 years for a lieutenant
colonel to become a colonel-N. Y.
Employer-I thought you told me
that you were the best scholar in your
class at college. You don't seem to
New Clerk-I didn't say scholar; I
said sculler.--Philadelphia Record.
The Only Thing.
Edythe-Don't you think that char
acter is a young man's everything?
Ethel-Oh, yea; if he has nothing
To Learn to Carve.
Every head of~ a family should at
tend a medical college long enough to
gain a knowledge that will aid him
in carving a chicken.-Atchisonl Globe.
St ate Pensions
The State board of pensions held a
long tession Wednesday and it was one
of considerable importance. The board
went over the whole pension situation
very carefully and adopted a new LEt of
rules governing the filing and passing
upon applications for pensions. An
entire new set of blanks was also de
vised. As sooD as these rules and
blanks can be printed they will be sent
to the chairmen of the several new
county boards In oases where there
are no new boards, the chairman of the
old board will get them. The new
rules will require all who wish pensions
upon the next distribution of the fund
to make out and file entirely new ap
pl.tinns. There will be absolutely
no deviation from this rule.-The
Storms have been sweeping over the
British coasts and ships in the ci annel
have had rough experiences Several
miner wrecks arc reported. The stea
mer Rossgull, Plymouth, foundered off
the Island of Jersey. Her passengers
were saved but a boat containing nine
One of the delights of travel in
China is the innocent ignorance of the
people. They think themselves the
most sophisticated and heaven-en
lightened people on this earth, and so
make their naive childishness the
more engaging. They live very close
to the primeval superstitions, and the
gods and devils, between whom they
make little practical distinction, com
mand their healthy respect. Our slip
per boatmen stuck a bunch of incense
sticks into the bank at the foot of
some bad rapids, to placate the spirits
of the rapids, who, indeed, were so far
pleased as to let us ascend. Our house
boat admiral laid out an elaborate
offering of chicken and rice and soup
and pork and chicken-blood and light
ed candles as we entered the North
river on our downward journey.
"What is - this for, captain?" we
asked. "For the enjoyment of the
spirits of the river," he replied; "they
are eating half the sacrifice." "But
it is all here still," we told him at
the close. "Well," he replied, "at
least, the candles are gone."-R. I.
Speer, in Frank Leslie's Popular
Facts About the Sirdar.
The sirder (Sir Francis Wingate).
who is now on his way to London for a
short stay, is a remarkably young man
for the important position he now
holds, and he is one of those who carry
an old head on young shoulders. Twen
ty years ago, when only 19, he entered
the royal artillery and reached his ma
jority at 28. When only 23 Wingate
served as military secretary to Sir Eve
lyn Wood in the Nile expedition and re
ceived special mention in dispatches
for his brilliant work. The sirdar's
late career is familiar to everybody.
He fought at Toaki, Tokar, Afaft, Fir
ket, Hafir, Atbara and Omdurman, car
ries more medals and decorations than
any other man of his age in the world
and does not look as if he had ever been
in anything more dangerous than a
Lord Roberts' Warm Friend.
"It is not generally known," says M.
A. P., "that Lord Roberts has with him
in South Africa a warm personal friend
who faced death with him in India
more than 40 years ago. The gray
haired veteran who rode by the side of
the commander in chief into Kroonatad
recently was Lieut. Gen. Sir James
Hills-Johns, of Dolan Cothy, In Car
marthenshire. The two old friends
have much in common. Both, curiously
enough, are very short in stature, both
have been in Indian veritable hair
breadth escapes from death. There is
a very considerable personal resem
blance between them and both have
won the Victoria cross.-N. Y. Sun.
Boston's Early Pauper Lunaties.
At a legislative hearing on behalf of
the insane poor a physician recalled
the fact that as late as 1839 the city
of Boston kept its pauper lunatics in
wooden cages, which rested on wheels
and were rolled out of the almshouseon
pleasant days to give the wretches a
little air and sunshine. When a new
building was provided the patients
were trundled into it in their cages.
But Dr. Butler, the wise and humane
superintendent, promptly set them
free from conditions which might make
a sane man erazy.--Youth's Compan
Dyed for Love.
"Congratulations, old man!"
"Oh, don't be hypocritical. . Joakley
tells me your rich uncie died last
"Joakley thinks he's funny. A
pretty .young widow moved in next
door to. my uncle, and he's dyed his
hair and mustache."-Philadelphia
"Ah," he protested, "my love for
you is the greatest thing in the world.
It is larger than the world. It is wider
than the sea. Let me pour it into
"Sir!" ejaculated the fair maid. "Do
you mean to insinuate anything about
the size or shape of my ears?"-Balti
Montana's Copper Output.
According to United States Assayer
Bradetn, the copper taken from the
mines of Montana last year was worth
no less than $40,000,000. That is the
largest amount of that metal ever pro
duced In any state in a single year, and
it takes no account of the revenue from
ther mineral resources there, either.
Phyllis-If you contirue to be a roll
ing stone, Gordon, you will never
amount to anything.
Gordon-There Is one great advan
tage of being a roliling stone; you
don't get pieked up forea flat.-Harlem
Puzsled for Once.
Mrs. Banks-What do you think of
your new neighbors?
Mrs. Brooks-Well, I can't say. They
moved in when I was downtown, and
they have their washing done out.
Bootblack to Wed Heiress
Mildred Webster, heiress to a fortune,
is to wed E-iward Cooper, bootblack,
of 8tockton, Cal., because he won her
heart when she was as poor as he. Saa
lived in Stockton several years ago,
and became greatly inter(sted in the
vlunteers of America, in which
Cooper was also an enthusiastic wvork
er. Mildred was 12 and Cooper was 17.
They became lovers, and then Mildred
promised to wait for Edward till he
could make her his wife Soon after
Mildred was taken to this city, and
then to the Ehst, by her mother, who
war c~mnt toa largo fortu-:e. Mildred
when she comes of age in a few
weeks, will iLcherit a fortune of $250,
000. Coorer is still black ing boots irr
Stoclton Be sass the marriage will
take place in February and that his
future piaos are unforrd
Swallowed by the Trust.
It is reported tflat a deal is on foot
whereby the tabaco manufacturing
busin'ss of P H Hlanes & Co, of Win
ston, N. C , one of the largest indepen
dent concerns in the country will pass
under the control of the R J. Reyonlds
Tobacco company, of Winston a branch
of the American Tobacco company. A
fw days ago the Reynolds comt'any
purchashed the businessi of the Brown
Brothers company, the third iargest
plug factory in Winston. If the
present deal is carried through suesecss
fully it will material1y affect the leaf
tobacco market aht Winston as it was
particall destroy all competition.
At Syracuse, New York, as a result
of a snow storm, telegraph, telephone,
electric light and fire alarm wires are
in great confusion. A number of h'ir-es
have been kulled by live wir -s in the
streets and pedestrians have had nar
row escapes. About three inches of
In Odd Tombstone i
With all its remarkable monuments
in s'tone and tributes in bronze, Arling-.
ton contains nothing more striking
than the memorial that has just been
erected over the bones of the battle
ship Maine's men. It is a huge, old
fashioned anchor, probably made a cen
tury ago, and recovered from the deep
near Boston harbor. This relic of the
sea is roughly welded out of iron, with
an immense wooden crossbar, and, as it
reposes above Capt. Sigsbee's brave fel
lows, rears itself ten feet in the air. It
rests on a spacious concrete base, rais
ing it from the level of the hundreds of
mounds, and can be seen from the Po
tomac outlined against the sunset
sky. Very appropriately the huge an
chor, with its eloquent inscription, is
flanked on either side by a ponderous
looking Spanish mortar of antique
bronze and showing the signs of great
age. The mortars are mounted on low
piers of masonry, and, though either
would be imposing in itself, they ap
peardiminutive in comparison with the
giant anchor.-Chicago Chronicle.
Sugar Little Used in Franee.
One reason why the French people
consume so little sugar is because
their ways of living require less of
that article. For the great mass of
the French people breakfast consists
of a bowl of soup, which is also fer
quently a part of the other two meals.
Their drink is wine, and, as they use
but little tea or coffee, especially in
the country. there is scarcely any de
mand for sugar. They make neither
preserves nor cake in the family. The
usual dessert is fruit .and cheese. The
high tax of five cents per pound on
sugar is pretty fully paid by the well
to-do people, who live in cities and
who take coffee or chocolate for break
fast and a small cup of black coffee
after dinner.-Chicago Chronicle.
The curious Anu race, which orig
inally occupied the whole of the is
land. of Yezo, is rapidly vanishing be
fore the influx of Japanese emigra
tion. According to recent Investiga
tions they now only number some
16,000, and in a few more decades
they will probably be totally ab
sorbed. They are the hairiest race in
the world, are filthily dirty in their
habits and terribly addicted to drunk
enness. They worship bears and
snakes, and in some cases live in caves
like the troglodytes of the Red sea.
Their skeletons have many peculiar
ities in common with those of the
ancient cave men found in European
strata.-Chicago Inter Ocean.
"Mamma, my birthday comes tbis
year on Monday, doesn't it?"
"And last year it was.on Sunday,
"Did it come on Saturday the year be
"Mamma, how many days in the week.
was I born on?"-The King.
Forbidden to Foreigners.
To eat with chopsticks and sit On
mats and wear big-sleeved coats do not
bring a man any nearer to genuinely
intimate intercourse with the Japanese
people. The language is also needed.
Yet, even when the language is added
something still remains to be achieved.
No foreigner has ever succeeded in be
ing admitted to the innner circle of
Japanese intercourse.-Japan Daily
Female Soldiers in China.
Women in China have the privilege
of fighting in the wars. In the rebel-,
lion of 1850 women did as much work as
men. At Nanking, in 1853, 500-,000wom
en from various parts of the country.
were formed into brigades of 13,000
each, under female offcers. Of these
soldiei-s, 10,000 were picked women,,.
drilled and garrisoned in the city.-N.
Johnny goes to the - school, near
Halsted street. One day last week
his teacher asked for a sentence illus
trating the paradox. After much men
tal and physical wriggling, he handed
in the following: "Billy, the foxy
looking kid, came out of his mother's
pantry, looking sheepish."-Louisville
His Good Luck.
Yorkrode-Old Hen Peck is the hap
piest man in town.
Towson-Why, has his wife left him?
"No. But her shirt waists arc too
small for him, and he doesn't have to
wear the old ones."-Baltimore Amer
Herself to Blame.
Lena-I didn't think you'd let a
man kiss you on such short acquaint
Maude-Well, he thoroughly con
vinced me that it was au my own
fault that I hadn't met him sooner.
What He Loved.
Miss Anteek-Ah! I'ye suspected It
all along-you naughty man!
"I love the delicious freedom of
"Brute!"-Ohio State JournaL.
Works Both Ways.
"Liquor makes men talk, doesn't It?"
said the citizen.
"Yes; and sometimes it's the meas of.
shetting them up," said the policeman.
Try Combining the Two.
Amiability is not everything; some
amiable people show a noteworthy
ack of common sense.-Atchison
Perha ps the .Only Sure Way.
One way to make apple trees bare
a to pick the leaves ofE.-Chicago
GOOD MEAL AND HOMINY.-Inl all
New York," says- the Press, of that
city, ' there is hardly a dealer who
k ow'~s what good corn meal and good
hnioy means Tr.e worthless stuff
they tell is a kind of vegetab'es and.
The life of the cereal is killed by quick
grinding, or rolling, and kiln drying.
Hbitual users of hotr~iny and meal
imprt such luxuries from the old time
wstr mills of the S--uth, and ebtain
b thi unbo'ted and undried. A dozen
difrent brands of hosinoy are sold hero
in one and two p nd packsaes, farcily
branded in colors and obeerfull'y label
ed Bat most of it is me-e mash when
boiled." The same conditions, it msy
be remarked, obtain in all the towns
and cities in the South. With corn
growing all around them, they buy all
their meal and hominy from the North
and West. There is a fortune for any
enterreinig miil r who will make the
oldfshoned products and put them
within easy reach of people who want
Think of it boys and girls, Christmas
is1les than two weeks rff