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;". : =view the wider world
the Ikre 1- would.
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itles toil 'to' leave,
- u pfl e ptare you my side to seek!
W. iesel there you cleave!
,, . l .( re, 1pray. your clatter cease,
t'that .tar, trpn porting note
0L,'lae·ofgy may hear.
o were 'u conmmissioned not
' ~ ~e to 'abidey
Tsurhaeeqoe mnouraiuller would stalk
*"wutent at many side.
. would not with Dejection plod.
far Journey with Disgrace,
I wel not choose with doleful Grief
t1keep a somber pace.
, -ri0 though you're an irksome guest,
PIseiht a sadder know.
Thee let us since together paired.
iake merry as we go.
--Cara. Enllpnger in Town and Country.
Wages ia Olden . Times.
Compared . with other professions.
physlcians, for instance, the salaries of
teacher, low as they seem to us, were
never unfair in the early days of the
country.-. The only trouble was that
they were not always paid, as the
towns dtd not always have the money.
These arrearages ran sometimes for
years. Prior to 1782 physicians, even
in Boston, where rates were higher
than in the smaller towns, charged
but twenty-five cents for a visit, ex
cept to "such as were in high life," to
whom ,the fee was fifty cents. In 1782
the Boston physicians formed a club
and raised the common fee to fifty
dents; a visit in consultation $1 and
double fee for night calls. But the sal
ary of the teacher of the Boston Latin
'school was $200 in 1670. and was in
icreased from time to time. Even after
the combination of physicians in 1782
iLt is doubtful if many of them had a
(larger income than the salary of the
principal of the high school, which
4was then 5300.
The school teachers began to have
trouble with the puritan ministers al
most from the start. Cheever was ex
pelled from the New Haven school
or his views, but continued to teach
iva other colonies till he died in 1708.
ayivng taught school for seventy
;ears. His deathbed statement con
tvlices one that from New England's
;school teachers, rather than from its
,puritan ministers, came that which
fmade it the cradle of liberal thought
'as well as of political independence in
America
Rival Labor Pederations.
Bas a shadow been cast within the
ranks of the American Federation of
tabor? And if "coming events cast
their shadows before." is that what
prompted that body, at its recent con
vention, to invade new fields where
the banner of trade inlonism had al
ready been planted by what may prove
to be a rival body? Will tne American
Federation of Labor have a rival?
These are the muchly discussed
questions since the American Federa
tion of Labor has decided to send its
organizers into the territory which
had been operated and largely con
trolled by the Western Labor Union
an organization whose remarkable ra
pidity of growth during its short ex
istence has been something phenome
naL
For many years there had been a
desire on the part of the labor men in
the far western part of the United
States for a closer affiliation of the
various local organizations than seem
ed possible through connection with
the American Federation of Labor or
the Knights of Labor, both of which
organizations operated almost exclu
sively in the eastern and middle west
ern states. Neither of these bodies ever
held but one of its annual conventions
west of the Mississippi river, and that
was the A. F. of L. meeting in Den
ver bi 1894.
Worak n Behalf ,of Children.
The bill introduced into the last leg
Islature of Alabama to regulate the
labor of children only reached the
stage of public hearings-which were
largely attended. But the agitation in
favor of such legislation is gaining or
ganized strength, and it is inevitable
that factory legislation for the protec
tion of children should ultimately be
adopted in the south as it has been
elsewhere in the manufacturing world.
indeed, it ought everywhere to be rec
ognized at this stage of "modern prog
ress" that the exploitation of the
strength of young children, on how
soever plausible pleas-anu least of all
on the preposterous claim that a great
industry can only survive thus-is a
grave social blunder.
All unprejudiced persons will com
mend the efforts being made in the
south to take the tender children out
of the cotton millr and give them in
stead the play and schooling which
befit their age.
Career of P. V. Arthue.
Tim Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers was ten years old when, in
1873, P. d. Arthur was elected chief.
The first decade of the order's exist
ence has been a formulative period.
tevoted more to the task of obtaining
recruits and of perfecting the lines of
organization than in battles for recog
nition or a scale of wages. In 1867
the beneficiary feature of the brother
hood was introduced, and the general
lmpresson of the public at the time of
the ecession of Arthur to the leader
ship of the engineers was that the as
sociation was more of a lodge and an
Slnsurmnce order than a labor union.
It seems strange to-day, when the
name of Arthur is k synonym for eon
servatism and the conduct of a labor
union without strikes. to know that he
was eleted to the post that he now
holds by the war party of the brother
hoot It is still more strange to know
that for the first ten years of his lea
dership he was almost constantly en
ngei in leading his men through one
bitter strike alter another anO that his
-aam W5 execrated. as a radical and
a " goge and as one of the most
dangerous men with whom eapital had
to 41sMA for the protection of its
t@,le so eatrol its property.
Umeeuag congress to oaset
4W mn tow S are betang
The form of the resolution emanates
from the American Federation of
Labor. end an urgent letter from
President Samuel Gompers advises
their adoption without delay. The
resolutions declare that the "limited
benefits of trade to be obtained by the
so-ealle4 open-door policy for China
cannot'even in the smallest degree
recompense our people for the im
mensely 4greater loss caused' by the
displachment of so many of our own
countrymen who are consumers as
ýell as producers. The consuming
Zwer of the Chinese laborer-is limit
ed almost exclusively to products of
China, and the surplus of his earnings
is sent out of this country, where it is
earned, checking its prosperity, while
the wages paid to our own people re
main and correspondingly enrich us,
stimulating our own industry and
trade."
Attention is called in the resolutions
to the opium joints and gambling hells
conducted by the Chinese in California
and they say the opportunity for mul
lions of them to invade this country
would be nothing short of a national
calamity.
More About Child Labor
When capital began to seek invest
men' in the manufacture of cotton
some years ago, cheap labor and an
absence of danger of interference by
labor unions were among the induce
ments held out in Alabama. A Massa
chusetts corporation, nowever, while
investigating these points discovered
an old law, passed in 1887, which pro
hibited the employment of childreq
under 13 years of age for more than
eight hours a day. This law was
strenuously objected to, and an ac
commoaating legislature repealed It ill
1894.
Since then there has been nothing to
prevent the mill owners from running
about as they please, and the Massa
chusetts concern is now employing
many children under the age of 1. It
fact, the Alabama mill that does not
employ children of eight and ten is a
rarity.
Miners Would Honor John MitchelL
A movement has been starte4
among the coal miners to set apart one
day of the year for recreation and
speechmaking in honor of their na
tional president. John Mitchell. Therq
is no doubt that Mitchell deserves
great credit for his generalship as
head of the miners' organization. 1n
a short time he has succeeded in bull-.
ing up a healthy, prosperous and
peaceful organization out of an over
worked, discontented, unorganized peo
ple. Mitchell's modesty prevents him
from taking any credit for the present
conditions of the miners. He says that
the men themselves are responsible
for their present condition, but the
miners know that it was his wisdom
on methods of organization that rais
ed their association to the high stand
ard it occupies among the operators
and general public.
Labor Unions in Indianapolls.
Indianapolis had a big labor im
petus last year. These unions, char
tered, with a single exception, by the
American Federation of Labor, were
organized: Sawmakers' Helpers, Saw
Grinders and Toothers, Saw Filers and
Setters, Saw Handle Makers, Bridge
and Structural Iron Workers, Ice Driv
ers, Billers' Protective Union. GeneraL
Teamsters. Cerealine Workers. Wheel
makers, Machine Molders. Steam and
Hot Water Fitters' Helpers, Machine
Mill Hands, Upholsterers, Foundry
Helpers, Freight Handlers. Ice Cream.
Makers and Handlers, Concrete and
Cement Workers. Suspender Workers.
Allied Metal Mechanics. Stove Mount
ers, Metal Polishers. Buffers and Plat'
ers and Lithographers.
New York Tailors in Unions.
All signs point to the more perma
nent organization of the New York
tailors. The unions have doubled their
uues and introduced sick and death
benefit features. Since the great strike
in August the conditions obtained
have been upheld, and no ground has
been lost. This is a remarkable con
trast to former experiences. Should
this continue, it will obviate the neces
sity of the annual strikes, which were
consequent upon the demoralization
due to the disbanding of the unions
immediately after a so-called victory.
More stable conditions are now likely
to prevail, and also a sharp upward
trend, which must in time put an end
to the abuses from which the trade
has been suffering.
Dissatislied with Major Blonub
President James O'Connell of the In
ternational Association of Machinists.
at the request of President Roosevelt,
has prepared a detailed statement of
the complaints urged against Major
Blount, commandant of the Rock Is
land arsenal. It is probable that Ma
Jor Blount will be transferred to an
other post. President O'Connell urges
that Major Blount has been decidedly
prejudiced against members of labor
organizations, and is unjust in his
treatment of the workingmen. One of
the employes related the hardships im
posed by Major Blount, one being an
order prohibiting the men speaking
during working hours.
Tuleabh of Conservatism.
Officers of the Amalgamated Asso
clation of Iron, Steel and Tin Work
ers are to be complimented on the
wise and conservative plan they have
adopted to prevent further trouble
with the steel trust. The effort that
will be made to have wage scales sign
ed for three years instead of one year
as at present is praiseworthy. This
will greatly minimise the uncertainty
and trepidation felt annually under the
present system.
The light-eHor Day.
The garment workers of the east,
emboldened by the Hanna-Schwab
Cleveland arbitration committee, sees
an opportunityr to secure the eight
hour day, which eauses a New York
daily to remark that the aid commit
to Ia "emeouragling unreasomnaMe d)e
manis iaspired bi the agitatsrs.
Without inquiring whether any
iames wIith cards, which resemble
th;se of our times, were in use among
the Greeks and Romans, Father Menes
trier, in his "Bibliotbeque Curleuse,"
confining himself to France, says that
it is only about 400 years since games
of cards were first known.
This he demonstrates by a negative
argument, drawn from an ordinance of
Charles VI in 1891, against the use of
all such games as did not assist the
military science; and in which though
the forbidden games are enumerated,
there is no mention of cards.
The following year, however, is that
to which he gives their origin, as the
occasion of their being invented. It
was in 1892, wnen Charles VI became
disordered in his mind, the whole court
was employed in contriving every pos
sible method of diver,..ng his melan
choly.
The four suits are supposed to repre
sent the two branches of the state
the church and the army, the city and
the country.
. The hearts, or caeurs, and which
should be choir men, for the church,
the Spaniards represent by copes, or
chalices, instead of hearts.
Spades, in French piques, signify
pikes. In Spanish swords are called
spada, denoting the military order.
Diamonds, carreaux, or squares, on
Spanish cards dineras or coinq' are
expressive of the monied or mercan
tile men of the city. Clubs, trefoil in
French, in Spanish casta, a club or
rustic weapon, for the peasantry of the
country.
RAINED BLOOD.
But the Unfeeling floroseope Dispelled
Fear of the SupernaturaL
A peculiar phenomenon was observ
able recently throughout southern Eu
rope, and more especially in Sicily, in
the occurrence of what seemed to be a
rain of blood. The fields, trees and
roofs were 'painted red" in a very
literal sense, and doubtless in many
outlying parts the occurrence was re
garded as a portent of terrible sig
nificance.
The rain, however, was subjected to
chemical analysis-a process which
has little sympathy with supernatural
things-and its exact composition as
certained, confirming the accepted the
ory of its origin.
It consisted of 60 per cent of red
sand, and the rest was composed of
clay, a little organic matter, and about
5 per cent of water. Under the micro
scope vegetaole fibers, fragments of
diatoms and other debris could be
seen.
It was evident that the red matter
was not of volcanic origin. The va
rious chemists who examined it agreed
that it had come from the desert of
Sahara. and so the mystery of the
"rain of blood" was explained.
The matter is of great interest when
we remember that similar occurrences
are described by Livy and other old
writers, at a time when microscopes
were not and the oracles were ignorant
of analytical chemistry.-Chamber's
Journal.
How Crlminals May Be Detected.
.When the hand touches anything it
. upon the object touched a repre
sestation of that part which came in
enr.tact with the object. This impres
sion is not visible to the eye; it is
made by the acid of moisture exuded
from the skin. If you place the palm
of your hand fiat on a sheet of blank
paper you may not see the Iaintest
trace of the hand, and many people
will be angry at the suggestion that
there is any exudation-their hands are
perfectly dry, they do not suffer from
perspiration. Nevertheless, if a metal
plate covered with a certain chemical
preparation be passed over the paper
the representation of the hand becomes
visible in great detail.
A French expert declares that when
a burglar touches a curtain or a door
post, or anything else, he leaves the
mark behind him, and it is possible to
get a picture of it Even if he walks
across the carpet in his socks he will
leave a picture. As the markings of
the hand are quite distinct in each in
dividual, these pictures may prove use
ful in bringing crime home to the per
petrator.
Promnenlatlon Wade,
Where polite usage gets its authority
nobody knows. Now it is saying that
"valet," the final syllable of which we
have learned to give off-hand with a
high-bred "a," shall be Anglicized just
as "parquet" was a few years ago, and
shall appear in polite society in its
plain English stubbiness. It is likely
that we shall all stumble and stutter
and make mistakes at first, but eventu
ally fall in line of "ets." There are
those who claim that a polite "suburb"
should have a long "u." that "tapes
try" should be "a" long, and that the
sun never "shone" politely with a long
"o." The same authorities are busy
with the new automobile importation
-"chauffeur" (sho-feur)-which has
been called everything that is polite.
It might be called something more, for
it is not a truthful term. It means,
when interpreted, "fireman." "stoker,"
and is innocently a good joke on our
millionaires who speed their own "au
tos."-Great Round World.
Accused of Murderli·g Boy.
Henry and Nancy Cross, a married
couple, are in jall at Washington $ourt
House, Ohio, charged with killing
Ralph Thompson, aged 10, a lad whom
they took from the Fayette County
Children's Home five weeks ago. The
coroner's post-mortem examitation re
vealed the awful cause of the child's
death. His toes were frosen off so that
the bones protruded, his back was
roasted and parts of his body burned
off. Scarcely a square Inch of the
child's body was free from soars and
bruises, and a ring round his neck in
dicated he had been hanged. Cross is
said to be a demon. It Is alleged that
he hangs up his wife by the thumbs
and beats her, and that he once picked
out a horse's eyes with a stick.
Too wre gentleman and lady belerl
ena were kuabaa and wife. Doa't Se
get .
Odd IIaeppenings and Events from All Over
the World.
insaues, Wife.
pier casement like a watchful eye
From the face of the wall looks down.
.ashed round with ivy vines so dry.
And with ivy leaves so brown.
Her golden head in her lily hand
Like a star in the spray o' the sea.
And wearily rocking to and fro.
She sings so sweet and she sings so low
To the little babe on her knee.
But let her sing what tune she may.
Nfever so light and never so gay.
It slips and slides and dies away
To the moan of the willow water.
Like some bright honey-hearted rose
That the wild wind rudely mocks.
She blooms from the dawn to the day's
sweet close,
Hemmed in with a world of rocks.
The livelong night she doth not stir.
But keeps at her csjemn.nt lorn.
And the skirts of the darkness shine with
her
As they shine with the light of the
morn
And all who pass may hear her lay.
And let it be what tune it may.
It slips and slides and dies a way
To the moan of the willow water.
And there, within that one-eyed tower,
" Lashed round with the Ivy brown,
She droops like some unpitied flower
That the rainfall washes down:
The damp o' the dew in her golden hair,
Hler cheek like the spray o' the sea,
And wearily rocking to and fro.
She sings so sweet and she sings so low
To the little babe on her knee.
But let her sing what tune she may,
Never so glad and never so gay.
It slips and slides and dies away
To the moan of the willow water.
The Original Pipe Organ.
The Chinese were the first to ap
proach to a condition of civilization,
they claim, and their statements are
borne out by a number of indisputable
evidences. Their oldest musical in
strument. the cheng. was the original
pipe and reed organ, and may be found
in use in China to-day in all its quaint
ness of form and tone. The instru
ment has 17 pipes of small bamboo
reeds, arranged in five sets. There
are no bellows, but instead an air
chest or bowl made out of a gourd.
Many of the pipes have a finger hole,
and in addition there are free reeds
or metal tongues which vibrate and
sound when the finger holes are closed
by the performer. It is perhaps
needless to say that there are no
pedal kes., and that stops are an un
known quantity.
Tree sNezes a Mronument
The s:rangely shaped tree in the
picture is an old ash, growing in a
cemetery at Tilsit, Prussia. It was
near this town that Napoleon met the
king of Prussia and the emperor of
Russia on a raft in the middle of the
river Menlel and there signed the
treaty of Tilsit in 1807.
In the course of its development the
tree became entangled with a large
mortuary cross of stone, which. to
gether with its heavy base, was lifted
bodily from the ground as the tree
gre w.
(reat Colorado Desert.
One of the most remarkable geo
graphical districts in the United States
is the great Colorado Desert in South
eastern t,alifornia. It covers a coun
try about one hundred and forty miles
long and seventy miles wide, and is
absolutely bare of vegetation. The
traveler to whom it is known never
ventures to cross it, as the attempt
means almost certain death. It is even
difficult to get the Indians. who are
perfectly familiar with it. to enter
it during the summer. The dried bod
ies of horses and human beings have
otten been found as well preserved
from decay as ancient mummies.
Cold Well tlets steam Up.
The people of Woodburn, Ky., have
been greatly puizzled for reveral daya
by the strange action of a welt in 4hat
·town. The water in tj)ewell has sud
den!y become hot w~ithout any appar
ent cause. Tlideiftins do not know
whether the phenomenon is due to
enemical action of some kind or to
heat from the interior odf the earth,
The well is about fifty feet deep. Wall
ed up, and about three feet in diame
ter, and was built-by the Kirby Mill
ing company. Eince the water'became
st~ted it has risen up to within ten
feet of the top of the well, and and is
perfectly clear. The. temperature is
s~aid to be about 100 degrees.
B.ssard and Bat.
Put a buzzard in a pen about six feet
square and open at the top and it is as
much a prisoner as though it were shut
up in a box. This is because buzzards
always begin their flight by taking a
short run, and they cannot or will not
attempt to fly unless they can do , .
So also a bat cannot rise from a per
fectly level surface. Although it is re
anarkably nimble in its flight when
once on the wing, and can y for many
hours at a time without taking the
least rest. if placed on the fibor or on
fat ground it is absolutely unable to
use its wlhgs.. The only thing it can
do is.to-shuffle helplessla and painfully
along until -it reaches sco e trifling el
evlation from which it can throw itself
into the air, when at oase it is of like
a flash.
lematkable. Watek Chasm.
A mai in Philadelphia wears a corn
moaplace loklag little pin a a wateh
humat. ow the or of his .on
aweiUse ms~a~ ~m b&Sa
lEnglish letter, and in the center il cut
the year when It was done, "1900." The
naked eye cannot distinguish a scratch
on the pin's head, but a powerful mag
nifying glass, such as is used by a
watchmaker, reveals the letters of the
alphabet in proper order around the
edge of the head, every character sep
arate and perfectly formed. The en
graver, August Starcke, who did the
work, spent one year at it, and so
tedious was it that he could only
work at it a few minutes at a time.
Sneeseufully Walk,. on -.Vter.
Capt. Grossmann, who started on
Feb. 6 to walk down the ]anube from
Linz to Vienna. a distanct of 100 miles,
on his newly invented water walking
shoes, towing his wife in a boat, has
reached his destination.
The long time spent on the voyage
is explained by the fact that Capt.
Grossmann stopped at several places
to give exhibitions of his shoes. These
are five yards long.
.The trip was made without mishap,
notwithstanding there was an unusual
ly strong current and much floating ice
in the river, .In addition there were a
number of storms, which made the
traveling perilous.
Rlghts Attained by Bird.,
The aeronaut Hergesall of Strass
burg saw, in one of his ascensions, an
eagle at a hight of -3,000 meters, and
in another two storks and a buzzard
at 900 meters. Larks have been seen
at 1,000 meters and crows at 1,400.
But these are exceptional hights.
Birds are rarely seen above 1.000 me
ters and very few above 400.
Birds have been released from bal
loons at heights varying from 900 to
3.000 meters. In a clear atmosphere
they flew directly downward, remain
ing near the balloon, however, if the
sky were cloudy.
Por Texas Hall of Fame.
A meeting of the Daughters of the
Texas Republic was held in San An
tonio, Texas. recently to consider a
proposition to establish a Texas hall
of fame in that city. The proposition
of Pompeo Coppini, the New York
sculptor, was accepted, and he will fur
nish busts and statues of famous Tex
ans. as the daughters may direct. His
fiirst work will be a group of Alamo
heroes, which will occupy a place in
the World's Fair at St. Louis in 1903.
Aged Birds.
It used to be believed that ravens
lived longer than any other species of
birds, and it was said that their age
frequently exceeded a century. Re
cent studies of the subject indicate
on record. But parrots have been
that no authentic instance of a raven
surpassing seventy years of age is
on record. But parrots have been
known to live 100 years.
Monument to Leavenworth,
Gen. Henry Leavenworth's remains,
which are at present buried at Delhi.
N. Y., will be removed to Leavenworth,
itan.. in May of this year, on the 75th
anniversary of the founding of the
'rmy post at Fort Leavenworth. It
1i also proposed to erect an imposing
monument to his memory at the fort
he established three-quarters of a cen
tury aga.
Paper Cannon.
Krupp, the great German manufac
turer of cannon, has lately completed
a number of paper field-pieces for the
use of the German infantry. Their
calibre is.a little less than two inches,
and the pieces are so light that one
soldier can easily carry one; but the
rc ;lstance is greater than that of a
field piece of steel of the same calibre.
Plans Immientse Motor.
What is said to be the largest motor
in the world is that being erected by
a French doctor, in which he intends.
with two students, to make a trip
around the world. It will contain two
sleeping apartments, a large work
room, and four big tanks for storing
oil.
Wooden Pavements Not Lasting.
The experience In Edinburgh, Scot
land, is that wooden pavements, even
when made from the creosote-bearing
Australian jarrah wood, last, on busy
streets, but ten years, while granite
blocks, if reset once or twice, will last
thirty years.
M.rlsk Lamnpllighter.
A Parisian lamplighter makes his
rounds on a bicycle, with a long torct
carried over his right shoulder. He
guildes the wheel with the left hand
and i"s so expert that he lights the
ladhps without dismounting.
west Ornameorned with Flrefles
The baya bird of India spends his
spare time catching mammoth fireflies
which he fastens to the sides of his
nest with moist clay. On a dark night
a baya's nest looks like an electric
street lamp.
Corlons Servian Costom.
A traveler through Servia will often
notice dolls hung up inside the cot
tage windows. He learns that the doll.s
are put up as a sign to announce tc
wayfarers that a marriageable daugh.
ter dwells in the house.
An lnmense Ceumetery.
At Rookwood. Australia, is the
largest cemetery in the world. It
covers 4.00@ acres. Only a plot of 200
acres has been used thus far, in which
100,090. persons of all nationalities
have- been buried.
heeba Manalufaeture of ilk.
The manufacture of silk in France
has not increased since 1895. In 1900 it
was 817.63 per cent of the world's com
merce in silks.
William Wlkite Coltingasham ha bes
-suptated t or p.iblie ltrL.s
Kasee. Wa., ler the last M
-*a o nre~d one8),I 80i
Religious $' of ghi
Wiving ead Giving..
There's nothing so easy as living.
When we've learned the way to live
And nothing so easy as giving,
When the heart is willing to gie.
And our load isn't hard to bear,
It we folow the light within,
Por the God is everywhere,
And there is no sorrow and sin.
We have lots to give if we'll give it,
.And no matter how poor we seem.
aThe Gospel of Truth. if we live it.
W111i drive away poverty's dream.
The way to receiving is giving,
However so little it be;
And love is the keynote of living.
The love that makes every one tree.
Frietiom Over Twentieth Century oend.
There is a little friction between the
missionary society of the Methodist
Church North and the twentieth cen
tury fund commission. Those who are
not members of both organizations af
firm and deny, as the case is, the inter
ference with the missionery offerings
to the extent of 5100,000, by the collec
tion of $15,000,000 to pay church debts.
The society has now perfected its open
door emergency fund commission, and
will next week announce the details.
It is claimed that the increase in com
municants in Methodist foreign mis
sions during the last decade has been
145 per cent. Methodist churches gave
last year more than during any pre
vious year save one, yet the amount is
not sufficient to meet this phenomenal
demand. The bishops of the new com
mission are Bishops Andrews, Fowler
and Thoburn, and field secretaries have
been named for New England, the mid
dle Atlantic states, Cincinnati, Chi
cago, Kansas City. California and
Southern divisions. These secretaries
are to undertake the holding of great
missionary meetings and the distribu
tion of missionary literature. Metho
dists hold that a crisis has come in
their mission work; that contributions
must be increased or the work suffer
retrenchment. The object of the com
mission will be to increase the income
of the society this year to $1,500,000.
The printed announcement of the un
dertaking concludes with a call to
prayer.
Free Ourselves.
We can no more free ourselves from
sin than we can forgive ourselves.
The direct action of God upon the
mind can not be denied by the devout
believer. Its recognition is not super
stition, but faith. If there is declared
that there is at heart a very great
mystery, we can only answer that our
Lord admits the fact, and neither do
we deny it, but remember nature has
its secrets, as well as grace. What we
do not know is very much greater
than all we do know. We who are con
fused by the problem of how a soul is
born can not explain how a great
thought is born, from whence comes it.
what is its genesis-these things we
can not understand. But "why should
it be with thee a thing impossible that
God should raise the dead?" What
we know of the origin of all life ren
ders it only more reasonable to expect
that when begotten in the soul the
process will not be wholly comprehen
sible.-tev. D. G. C. Lorimer, Baptist,
New York.
Interruptions.
In what spirit do we accept our daily
Interruptions? Do we not all have days
when nothing proceeds as we meant it
should, when our best endeavors fail.
and at the close of the day we realize
that, so far as we can see, our time
has gone to waste. We feel discour
aged, and think that it is not worth
while to try very much to accomplish
anything, so ruthlessly do friends and
acquaintances, to say nothing of stran
gers, invade our precious time.
The fact is that our plans should
be made subject to orders from above.
God has his own plan for all our days.
for all our hours. We mean to go here
or there; he needs us somewhere else.
We set out to do this bit of sewing.
or housewifery; the Lord sees a weary
one to be cheered, a lonely one to be
comforted, or a laggard to be spurred
to enthusiasm. He has a child or a
friend in his thought who needs sym
pathy. Our disappointment is his ap
pointment, and why should we fret
or repine? God gives us all the time
there is for our work.--Christian Her
aid.
The Life That Counts.
There is an ancient Eastern parable
that tells how all the other rivers said
to the Euphrates: "Why is the current
of thy water not heard at a distance?" ,
The Euphrates replied: "My deeds tes- 1
tify fog me. Anything sown by men
at my shores will be in full bloom
within thirty days."
Then the rivers asked the noisy Ti
gris: "Why is the cutrent of thy
waters heard at a distance?" "I must
direct the attention of the people to
me," replied the Tigris. "by my tu
multuous rapidity."
The parable holds as well to-day in
America as it did ages ago in Meso
potamia. It is the quiet, fruitful lives
which count. All the richness, all the
sweetness, all the true. deep powers
of life. come out of the quiet qualities
of strength and endeavor. Let us re
member the Eastern parable, and not
be misled by the vain rush of a noisy
life into choosing it instead of a great
add noble and fruitful one.-Ram's
Horn.
It is selfishness in every instance
that makes the hard-hearted man.
He comes to regard himself in a clamss
by himself, and by his reasoning.
things not allowable for himself are
permissiblb for him. t is perfectly
possible for a nation to become kind
hearted, as well as it is for an Indl
sldual to become ao. aArguat and
sophistry .an hsrden oar natletal
heart.-Rt.-ev. 1. Bumes,, biahop, ~
fng sn d. Brooklja Nw 'ore.
Whe vewse oe WMea, .
IIany praons who othwrwr km -
atteo ea ly ebtire h ,gl)F a
rsa 'Qe .Ydasu ap
MsL~ Iheeae
Squiet '
sharp a4
sa for the
by mewns of
world was so
found, of oeis
in Jeans uhsWs
him, and in dp
terioas and divp
world beside.
Chareb aesn aems
In 1856 the first
L at Santa Clara,d  l,
e der an oak tree.
t society decided to b .
site on which the tree
lected. This monster fo
which cast an acre 4t e
cut down at a height of
and the trunk was cut into
The big stump was partially
and allowed to stand as tbe
tower. A high steeple w4'
It and the church was biasi
lumber made from thl
When the church was
feet of lumber rema ."inaed uau
building is thirty'feet wide Iby
feet deep.
The longer I live the mare I sew t  e
i mportance of adhering, to ' .st e.
r which I have laid down for saaeoil t
e relation to such matters:
First-To hear as little .,, as .
Swhatever is to the greJudieer athe% -.
Second-To believe nothing .'of'" '- .
kind till I am absolutely forced 40 it .
t Third-Never to drink in the ruid.
of one who circulates an evil report,.
Fourth-Always to moderate as .
as I can the unkindnese which is _
pressed towards others.
Fifth-Always to believe that. if the.
other side were heard a very d -- t
account would be given of the matfte
Unated Christian Partm .
William R. Benkert, natioal ir
man of the united Christian party, has
issued a call for a national; oer nee
of Christian patriots, to be hel
r Black Hawk's Watch Tower, a peatp;
esque resort near Rock Island, i ..
May 1. Mr. Benkert claims a mmeml,'.
L ship of 144,000 for his party now. Thb'
most important subject to come b
the conference will be a plan for old~-r
t ing an international assembly In t .:
Louis in 1903. , "
3 Do What Tea Can.
What we value for ourselves we
must seek to spread to others; ands
what we shrink from ourselves-lowu.
a ering surioundings, a tainted atmosal
L phere-what we shrink to think 4 -
those nearest and dearest to us being
e exposed to-let us do all we can tbe
I remove from others. "Lead us 'nob
t into temptation. Deliver us from eviL".
t Do what you can to sweeten the men-}
- tal and moral atmosphere that sar
t rounds you.-Arthur C. A. Hall.
Lie Timne Devoted to 1eaIes.
Mr. Robert Chapman of the Ply
mouth brethren, though in his 108th
year, is still hale and hearty. FPoe
more than seventy years he hi
preached without interruption at
Barnstaple, England, and the breth
t ren make long pilgrimages to hsear
him. As a young man Mr. Chapman'
was a solicitor. practicing in London.
The Lord's Pragye.
Henry Ward Beecher once said: 1"
used to think the Lord's praj- was a
short prayer; but, as I live longer, #n*
see more of life. I begin to believe thsa
there Is no such thing as getting
through it. If a man in praying that
prayer were to be stopped by every,
word until he had thoroughly prayed
it, it would take him a lifetime."
The Bundinlg of a Life
Life is a building. It rises slowly,
day by day, through the years. Every
new lesson we learn lays a block on
the edifice which is rising silently
within us. Every influence that im
presses us, every book we read, every
conversation we have, every act of our
commonest days adds something to the
invisible building.-J. R. Miller.
Mr. moody's Prye.r
Mr. D. L, Moody told some hundreds
of messenger boys who went to hear
him in New York that he thought he
had said the little prayer. "Lord. help
me." a million times in his life. Barely
there is no one who does not need so
breathe that brief petition more thau
once in the course of a busy day.
Chureh and Clerg.
Dr. Wallsia Budge, one of the first of
living Egyptologists, has nearly ready
a history of Egypt from the earllest
times.
The drapery of President Melinleys
pew of the First Methodist Eplaeoel
Church of Canton, O., was removed the
other day.
The large but "unchurchly" hanost
of Trinity Church, Boston, is to be
remodeled. Choir stalls are to be pu9
in for a vested choir.
The Rev. F. R. Haft, aslsstant Mreeter
of Trinity Kpiscopal Churlch, iOs'hok
reached the fiftty-fifth anniverinj at
his ordination on Feb. 38.
The Rev. Dr. William Howe of u
bridge, Mass., the oldest hIving wade
ate of Colby College, was gdradsitad
183. He is 85 years of age
Dr. Bdward Everett Hale, whO~C
eelebrate his 80th birthday
3, persists in reutmag to e
clergyman. He waishes t- .
only a* a "Chstian
Miss Loese U.
the Rer. Arthur t6
the irealoeart
has ta Sr SI
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