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j : :.u.r:cfa tho Fifty-Fourth An
uvemary of His Wedding Day,
m. ASP IS STILL THE "BOSS
Che Advlaes Wllfiam to Let Up en the
Negro Question, "Which Wa
Settled in Atlanta at a Re
cent Harmony Meeting."
My wjfo roads tho papers moro or
loss every day and keeps up with tho
sensations. Most f tho tlmo eho Bits
la her accustomed corner and tillos
her noedlo tad throad, making little
tanu J"r granacniidren, or
t new covers for tho cushions or mend
ing underclothes or darning stockings
or something. When Bho gets tired
Ehe wclks In tho garden or goes down
to kco Jessie and tho children. She
went down town yesterday and bought
Eomo thread and somo toilet soap and
got weighed and asked tho family all
f ground to guess how much, and one
, juesKed It. exactly one hundred and
afty pounds. Sho asked me to guess,
; but I said no she had her way bo of
ten and bo long that I couldn't como
near it, and sho shook her fist at me.
Cood gracious! when I married her
sho didn't weigh a hundred and wore
cumber two shoes and stepped like a
deer. "Tcmpus fugit." Next week
will bo tho fifty-fourth anniversary of
our wedding day, fifty-four the tans-
manic number mado up of nines or its
multiple, as 3, 6, 9, 18, 27, 543 and G
i.aro y, l ana 8 are 9,2 and 7 are 9,
7 5 and 5 are 9. And soon our birthdays'
will come along again, the first and
fifteenth of June, and time keeps roll
My wife was reading tho paper and
suddenly stopped and spoke to me,
saying: "Well, isn't it aoou,. time to
. quit writing about the negro?" "Why
so?" said I. "Why, don't you see the
J whole business of the race problem
, was settled in Atlanta iast Sunday?
The mayor and the preachers, black
and white, all made speeches, an..'
Boemed to agree and everything is har
monious. So if I was you I would
write about something else. Take up
George Washington for a change and
let Booker go dead.'
Well, they did play on tne harmoni
ca right smart and I hope the prob
lem will take a rest, for everybody Is
tired of It. Even Crumpacker is tired,
and now says the negro must work out
his own salvation. i hat's all right.
When they call off the dogs, I'M quit.
They are waking up to i- e truo char
acter of the negro. A Chicago man
who has been visiting tne prisons saj
there are about forty-six tnousand ne
groes in that city, which i3 about two
."percent of the population, and ihat the
VP1"'8011 records as shown him by war-
it;ns, show the negroes to be thirty
" per cent of all the criminals confined,
! and that the negro quarter of the city
is the rendezvous and the refuge of
nearly all the white burglars and
thieves that infest tne city.
. . But that's none of my business, as
my wife says. Chicago needs tnera
for municipal politics. But I have quit.
Let the negro go along and evolute,
as Crumpacker says. I had rather
look out of my window and see two
little girls coming up the walk hand in
hand to see me than to write about
anything. And the little boy Is com
bing, top. His nurse is rolling him in
? "his carriage and he will run to me as
f soon as he gets in the room, and will
nestle on my knees and say his little
words, and my greatest comfort is
that all of them love me and won't o
home without kissing ,me a sweet
goedby. That nurse is a copper-colored
girl about twelve years old, and
she loves that baby and watches him
as carefully as a mother. She is the
daughter of our sexton, who is the
) janitor of the public school. He and
his good wife aro exceptions to all
"the frailties of the race and so are
their children. If there were many
like them there would be no race
problem. Those three little children
come to see me every day and mako
'tV me t0 forget myse- ana my long 111
ol ness, and I find my;ei. wh.spcring,
."Suffer little children to come unto
me." "And a little c-ild snail lead
them." What a pity they have to
grow up and loso their innocence and
see grief and trouble. How- sweetly
ad are the memories of our youth.
Ql One poet says:
Oh! would I wore a boy again,
When life seemed formed of sunny
And all the heart uen knew no pain
Wa3 swept away in transient tears.
And another says:
L I remember, I remember, the house
U where I was corn,
Tho little window where the sun came
peeping in at morn.
It never rose a wink too soon,
Nor brought too long a day,
But now I often wish the night
Had borno my breath away.
And so do I remember tne little win-
dow "and the, happy flays, I have
neve r wlFhcd ttiat 1 7ml nvi m mil
lion!, nor do I vl.nh to die now. I wlsu
to live for tho Baku of these Bame
grandchildren, for I know I can do
Koiiit'thlng to guide and com.ort them
along tho Journey of life, and they
would rains mo. A cm.- without a
grand p:i and grandma has not had its
ii!i a re of happiness.
What a Ixautiful verso In tno last
ono of poor Tom Hood's poem:
"I remember, I remember, tho fir tree
dark and high, i
I used to think their Blender tops
we're closo against the sky,
It was a childish ignorance, and now
'tis little Joy
To know I'm farther off from heaven
than when I was a boy."
Iast Bummer tho little baby boy
was Blck. Wo feared ho would die.
As ho lay upon a pillow in his moth
er's lap, the little 4-year-old girl went
up close and whlsperod to her mother,
"Mamma, if baby dies mayn't I keep
him for a doll?" I never tiro of their
childish talk. It is always sincere
and that is truth, tor sincere means
without wax unsealed, "sine cerum"
no Becrets, open and read if you
wiKh. It is an old adage that "chil
dren and fools never die," and this
reminds me of Georgo Washington,
who, traditions says, cut down a cher
ry tree, and when his father inquired
who did It, replied, "rather, I cannot
tell a He. I did it with my little hatch
et." I don't believe that. It must
have been a mighty little tree that a
little boy could cut down with a little
hatchet. And if he was tad enough to
do it and knew better, he wouldn't
have mado such a saintly speech as
"Father, I cannot tell a lie." My his
tory says that many of these Utile
Btories came from the nursery. But
that he did, when yet in ills teens, un
dertake to mount and eundue an un
trained blooded horse, and tne horse
reared and ran and plunged so furious
ly that he bursted a oiood vessel and
fell dead with George on top. His
mother was greatly grieved and scor
ed him severely. I never knew until
recently that he took the smallpox on
Barbados Island, and was slightly
marked all his life. George eaya in
his letters that his negroes gave him
much trouble ana great concern, for
he had to bo away on puoiic business
most of the time and could not look
after them. He inherited ono hundred
and forty and six hundred acres of
land, and his wife one hundred and
fifty more and seven hundred acres
of land, and I reckon they did give
him trouble. He never bought or sold
any, and set ihem all free in his will.
Mrs. Robert E. Park, regent for the
Georgia room of the confederate mu
seum at Richmond, wlsnes me to give
notice that next Month (April) the
confederate bazaar will be field there
for the benefit of the museum and the
Jefferson Davis memorial arch. Mrs.
Park asks for special Georgia contri
butions for the Georgia room, and all
the regents of the southern states ask
for help from every man, woman and
child, so that the entire south may
share in the honor. Tno circular is
much too long to be appended to my
letter, but I will inclose u to The Con
And now please excuse my mention
of a matter personal to an old soldier,
W. F. Lee, a private of Company D
in Hampton Legion. He has loBt his
horn, a large, long, beautiful horn
that while In camp below Richmond
he dressed and polished and engraved
with his name and a wreath. He took
the horn from the head of a Texas
steer at a butcher pen In the rear of
of Grant's army. He eent it home in
the fall of 1864 by his urother, who
stopped over night at Columbia at the
Wayside homo and there lost It. He!
says. "Major. I am growing old, await
ing the blast or the last trump, but I
would like to blow my own horn once
more before I die."
Do please somebody send him that
horn C. O. D. to Piedmont, S. C
BILL ARP, in Atlanta constitution.
The following is a popular recipe:
Select the smallest white onions you
can find. Cover with boiling water
and when their skins can be easily
removed, make enough strong brine to
cover the onions. Let them stand in
this twenty-four hours, then rour 0fl
and cover with fresh brine and let
stand same length of time, then renew
the brine again and let stand for twenty-four
hours. On the fourth morn
ing drain off the brine, put the onions
in fresh water, and a little milk, to
help keep them white, and heat until
they are scalding hot. stirring them
from bottom to top frequently. Drain
and place in jars, distributing sliced
mall red peppers among them, pour
the vinegar boiling hot over them and
seal same as canned fruit. If you wist
to use the spices, procure the "mixed
spices" from your grocer and try thf
Scientists assert thtt early man used
to be able to wag his ears as an indi
cation of pleasure, or to brush away
flies from under his back hair; but as
the muscles were not brought into
continual use they became rudimentary.
A SERMON FOR SUNDAY
AN ELOQUENT DISCOURSE ENTITLED
"THE FULL REWARD."
The IUt. Ir. J. Wilbur Cliimn T'lU of
til Spirit That U Nr.lel In lhC liurc !i
-How to M'ln tlin ronrn Which l Jn
oorruptlt.U rin f & lvtioii.
Kkw Youk City. The ditin(;ui-hed
evangelist, the Kcv. Dr. .!. Wilbur Chap
mm, i the author .f tho follow nm ncrnmu
entitled "The Full Reward," which win
preached from the feu, "Kvcry rum tb'tt
frtnveth for the mastery is temperate m
till things. Now they do it to obtain o cor
ruptible crown, but we un incorruptible.
But 1 keep rny body under, and brim? it
into mbicction, lest that bv any menu,
when I have preached to other, I myself
should be a caxtawRy." 1 Cor. is: 2.), 21.
Paul, in the figure of speech, is on the
race course. He in utrlvinj? to reach tho
goal ani win the prize Here, therefore, it
in not a miention of life, but entirely a
question of awards. He is not writing to
the unronerate, but to the children of
God. lie pays: "I will keep under rnv
body, lt-qt I nhall become a caHtawav.'
The word "castaway" in the Crock i lit
erally "disapproved." I'aul in teaching
that even if he is to win the crown that is
incorruptible, ho must deny himself, he
must put forth heroic effort, he must bo
faithful until the very end.
This spirit is needed in the church. If
the first crown is for the passive Christian
the scond is for the enthusiastic follower
of Christ, and next to the baptism of the
Holy Ghost the church to-day needs the
baptism of enthusiasm. It is a great mis
take for men to allow their prejudices to
lead them against the methods of church
w-ork upon which God has set His seal.
There is a cry to-day against new methods,
nnd people say the need of the time is for
the old methods of our fathers. There is
some truth in this, but the trouble with
the advocates of this proposition is that
they do not make their methods old
enough. We ought to go back to Pente
costal methods of giving, for in those davg
tho disciples gave all they had. We ought
to go back to Pentecostal methods of
preaching; the early preachers had just
two themes in mind namely, Jesus and
the Resurrection. We ought to go back to
Pentecostal living, for in the olden times
the disciples lived in the expectation that
each :iw day would bring back the Lord
Himself, and having this hope in Him their
lives became pure and their testimonies
Ever? church ought to change its method
every Sunday, if the methods in use do
not compel the peple to accept the gospel.
We have no responsibility for conversion
the Smrit of God takes care of that, but
we do have a tremendous responsibility
resting upon us to make every man, wom
an and child understand that the Son ol
God died to set them free from the pen
alty of sin, and that lie ever pleads nt
God's right hand to liberate them from its
power The church is rot an end, but
rather a means to an end. If counted an
end, tho membership becomes satisfied
with the church in itself, its preaching,
its music, its social standing, its ability to
influence the minds of the pconle, and in
all seriousness I dare to say that such a
church will be a curse to a community in
tho thought of God, rather than a bless
ing. We have this to remember: when
counted as a means to nn end the church
loses sight of herself and realizes that she
is in existence only to bring to every lost
sinner the message of the gospel. So lonr
as there is one soul in the world unsaved
God calls His children to carry the mes
sage of peace and glad tidings of great joy
to that one.
There is a Scriptural warrant for thin
frequent change of method. It is ?.'.!
summed up in one word: until. How Ions
did the father wait for his non. "Until"
he returned. How long did the woman
search for the lost niece of silver? "Un
til" she found it. How long did the shep
herd look for his sheep? "Until" he had it
in his arms and was bearing it back with
rejoicing to the fold. How often ought
we to change our methods in the church?
"Until" we have a mo,4od upon which
God will get His seal, nd to which tho
Holy Ghost will give His approval, because
that method comoels the people to hear
the gospel and to known that Jesus Christ
died to save all msnkind.
Paul was willing to be counted a foo1 if
only he might better influence men. To th
wise he would be wise; to the ignorant ha
was willing to be counted ignorant; to
the weak as a man of weakness if oily
by all means he "miorht save some." Ma'v
the Lord God fill the church with this
spirit! We could shake the cities nnd
move the world with the power of God.
And when the great day of awards shou'd
come, simply because we had been dead in
earnest, had counted personal ease n
nothing, had labored incessantly by day
nnd by nisht, in heat and in cold, wo
should receive the crown that is incorrupt
ible. THE CROWN OF REJOICING.
1 Thcss. ii: 19 "For what is our hope,
or joy or crown of rejoicing? Are not even
ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus
Christ at IIi3 coming?"
Wher. Paul remembers the Thessalon
ians whom he had won for Christ, he im
mediately replies: "Ye are our crown of
rejoicing." and so this third form of the
reward is properly called the soul-win
ner a c own.
Alas! some who are born of the Spirit,
who' have been trained in the Christian
church, or might have been, who have
lived all their livei dead in sin, shall never
weir it. Hut it is possible for everybody
to receive it from the hands of the Master
This is the crown that the sainted Spur
peon is to wear. It is said that 13,000 peo
ple joined his church in his ministry, nnd
this was onlv the bezinmncr of the multi
tude of others that bavc been influenced
by his life the world around. It is the
crown that Mr. Moody is to wear, because
in all parts of the world be has pointed
men to the crucified One. It i3 the crown
that faithful Sunday-school teachers and
devoted workers are to wear.
I had in my home at one time a very
celebrated Sunday-school worker. He told
me how he became a servant of Christ. He
was converted as a boy before the Young
People's Society of Christian Endeavor was
known. He wanted to do something for
Christ, and all he could think of was to
teach a Sunday-school class. He went to
the superintendent with a request that he
might be made a teacher, and was re
fused. He went a second time, with a
like result. Hi went a third time, and
proposed to bring in a class from outside,
and this time he secured the consent of
the superintendent. When he went out to
find bovs his first visit was to a great
brownstone mansion. He rang the bell
and the servant opened the door. He
asked if the lady of the bouse could be
Seen. He was shown into the parlor, and
soon the mother of the boy entered.
He said: "I hive come to Jk if your
bov can come to Sunday-school."
Her face Curbed end her erca Cashed
i replied: "My child has been 1 1 V-n-day
( li'K)l and h.n h i 1 :i h miscriiblf
teaching that I have m !o up my nnn I
that he flmll not go ngam, until either 1
ran tench him inymdf r get Mine one who
After a little wsiiin idi ns'.ed' ''S:i:
po.e I thould cii.i i.iui who Would tcu il
He jrcame prcatlv em! arrived if thin
rpicslim. nnd thought that if ever he t
out oi the house he wmM tipvt r'iin
think of any work in the church. Kitt
lini'lv he replied:
"Wed, if he comes I will tearh h'tn my
There was sonvM'iing in liii frank s';ile
ment the nni of hii o;re w hi ;h tjuchej
the mother, and she siid:
"Net Kjndav he will be t'ic:o."
Ho cure he was the only biy in tl.
class nnd when the young teacher told
him the btory of Je.iu.i Christ lie was con
verted. An he told us the story the tears were
in hi eyes, and he said:
. "Let n.e teil you the rest. Just before I
icft New York I was called to the room of
a man who was dyinn. As I entered he
eal'ed me to his bedside and eaid: 'Come
jin t as near as you can.' I ton; his head
and pillowed it on mv arms, nnd we
talked. Ho said: 'Teacher, has this not
been a wonderful work?' 11 is voice was
alums'; gone, but be still whispered. Fi
nally his wife sprang up and cried, 'lie is
dying.' I held him closer and kied him,
for 1 loved him as though he had been my
I shall never forget how he looked as ho
"That was the boy I led to Christ. Ho
was my associate in Sunday-chool work.
We led hundreds of souls to Christ."
Then he said with great emphasis and
in tears: "I had rather have had the sat
isfaction of leading that one boy to Christ
than to have conquered the whole world."
Such a work as this is possible to all
men everywhere, and he who is thus
faithful has awaiting him a crowa of re
joicing. The jymn "Must I go empty
handed?" was written by one dying in his
vonth, without one single soul to his credit.
Yhen the shadow of death fell across his
face some watcher by his bedside ex
pressed concern for his happiness or his
fear of death. He quickly answered:
"Oh. no, not that. I am not troubled
about that, but must I go empty-handed?"
Alas! many of us may be obliged to
stand in the presence of the Master, and
to be crownlcss in this respect.
1 Peter v: 4, "And when the chief shep
herd shall appear ve shall receive a crown
of glory that fadeth not away."
Peter seems to have a special message
here for officers of the church, Sunday
school teachers and church members pen
orally, for in fact we are ad of us shep
herds. A shepherd is one who looks after
the sheep, and the sheep that requires
most of his attention is the one most like
ly to wander and fall by the wayside. We
. f .-i. ai. 1
nave a way oi looking ut uie ivujuv, vbjic
eialiv those who are new born babes in
Christ "nd saving: "We will see how they
hold out." and if thev stumble we not in
frequently exch'm: "It is just as I expect
ed." A most un-Christly speech, and one
most deserving the censure of God! The
fact is, we are called into the church to be
laborers together with God, and He has
placed before U3 the privilege of he'.ping
to hold up the weak ones in Christ. Tuere
never h a time when one needs a warm
hand clasp or a word of sympathy as the
time when or.t is beginning his Christian
life, just taking his first steps toward God.
When my little girl first began t5 walk,
after she had taken one step she started
to fall, and I had to put my arms about
her and hold her up. She walked in this
wav for days, but now we never thimc
of holding her up; she can run along and
rot be weary the who'e day long. To all
those who are faithful in this especial min
is try God ha3 promised a sure reward.
The crown of righteousness. 2 Timothy
iv: 8 "Henceforth there is laid up for me
a crown of righteousness, which the Lord,
the righteous judge, shall give me at that
day, and not to me only, but unto all them
also that love His appearing."
I hate never vet been able to figure out
just when the Lord shall come again, for
the BiDle contains no record, but with all
my heart I am looking for Him. I know
not but that He may come to-day. He may
come to-morrow. 1 am perfectly Bure that
the greatest blessing that could ever come
to this world would be the visible presence
of the Lord Himself. He would lift up the
down-trodden. He Himself would relieve
the oppressed, and He would apply the
whip to the oppressor.
It may be at morn, when the day is awak-
When sunlight thro' darkness and shadow
is breaking, . , , , .
That Jesus will come in the fulness oi
1o receive 'from the world "His own."
0 joy; 0 delight! should we go without dy
ing, No sickness, no sadness, no dread and no
Caught up thro' the clouds, with our Lord,
When Jesus receives "His own."
So I am looking lor Him and I am longing
for Him ,and with all my soul I love Ilis
appearing, and unto every such waiting one
there is a crvn promised.
So 1 am watching and waiting each mo
ment of the day,
I? it be morn or evening when He ca.leth
And it makes ihe day grow brighter, and
its trials easier borne,
When 1 am saying every moment, "To-day
the Lord may come."
rut there is something better still, and
that is the full rewa'-d in Revelation iv: 1U
This is a picture of the glorified church.
Wc are told that the lour and twenty eld
ers came in v, it'n crowa.-? upon tlit-ir heads,
clothed with white raiment, seated about
the throne. Suddenly the King of Kings
appea -s. At once the four and twenty eld
ers fall down before Him, and taking oil
their crowns cast them before the throne,
Tnou aro worthy, O Lord, to receive
glory and honor and power."
The best reward oi all, then, is to be
with Him. .
That was a glad day in Lr.iand in ISoo
when the soldiers came back irom the Cri
mean war, and the Queen gave them med
als, called Crimean medals. Galleries were
constructed for the two houses of Parlia
ment and the roval family to witness the
presentation. Her Majesty herself came
in to give the soldiers their rewards. Here
comes a colonel who lost both his feet at
lnkerman; he is wheeled in on a charr.
Here is a man whose arms ar4 gone. And
ro they came, maimed and halt. Then the
Queen, in the name of the English people,
gave tno medals, and the thousands of
people with streaming eyes sang: "God
eave the Queen." But I can think of
something that would have made the scene
more wonderful. If these men had taken
oil the medals which the Queen had placed
upon them and cast them back at her feet,
"No, Your Majesty, we cannot keep
them. We give back the medals. To see
thf- is th? greatest reward."
Tk-t sliall ve do in heaven.
I hair, t friend who won In the Cibncvt
Tiar. He told mi. i!,;,t , y,., ti,-i t '! :V n
reive ! a ine l.il t)l "hd.erin in" tno;i it,
fur thet wa hw Lai tie, but hi ud tht?
most touching part of it nil win the ev'
rienro f a fnenJ of u ),,, fojht bv b;
ide. A cannon bull to,,; j,.,
legs, but the brave fellow tyimvf up im
mediately and taking hold uf true, drew
Ins nwurd and wi i.-ndy to duht tven to
death. Jmnifdhtoly anothir iimou ball
eatno eniKhing pat nnd t ok o;E the other
by. Thev carried bun wounded, bleed in'-
and (an they mippound) dving, to th ho
total. Strangely erioe.h he eir:ie l ark tr
lift? nyaiii. When the '.y nmc f,,r
awarding of inrdtN they it m I him upon
his stretcher In fore Her Mijcity, tl
Queen. To tho other soldiers nim hi 1 im
ply given the me la's by tl,,i hands of hir
Hicri tcry, but n ken she aw this r iui
carried in on a utretcher. hii face no thin
and pale, she rose from her seat, stooped
down by bin side, and with Iht own band
pinned the medal upon his breast, whi'm
the teirs fell like rain upon the f.ieo of tho
Thus I trust it will be with many of ue.
We flhull come into His preuence, stand
face to face with Him, and Ho will rito
from His throne, coming forward to re
ceive us. As we look up into His faei.
thrones will vanish nway and crowns will
be as nothing, for to see Him in all Hi
beauty will be the full reward.
NEWSY CLEAN IN CC:
Motor omnibus Fenders ore propoe(l
for tlht towns hi Xcw Zealand.
The olllcl.nl valuation of tho Philadel
phia City Hall and grounds la S13.G01,
000. Tho cuirass, lance and helmet of tho
French cavalry are soon to bo abol
ished. Gorman trlrls are bclns strongly ad
vised In llcrliu to seek husbands la
Ecuador Intends to have a world's
fair as soon as tho Guayaquil Hallway
Italy's Kinpr Is pnyinjf nnusnal at
tention at rresent to American Ambas
The? lttiKsIan censor Is more than or
dinarily busy with the examination of
books from America.
Andrew Carnegie's offer of $.10,000
for a library has been accepted by
Colorado Springs, Col.
Tho Ontario Jockey Club has decided
to mako its spring meeting twelve
days, from May 23 to June 0.
General William Booth, commander-in-chief
f f the Salvation Army, has in
spected the army posts at Atlanta, Ga.
Tho Minnesota House has passed .1
resdliilloa asking Hear-Admiral Schley
to bo the guest of the State nt St. Paul.
The Ordnance Department has been
notified that the fire in the Lock Island
arseiir.l did damage estimated at $1,
TC.'.OOO. Ktis.sla will send her Siberian exhib
it;; to the World's Fair at St. Louis
through the agency of the East Chinese
A Homo for Consumptive Actors Is
to be established at Manltou, Col., in
Miramont Castle, which was built in
1SJ)7 as a home for consumptive priests
but never occupied.
Peter Johnson, of Chicago, convicted
of using the mails to defraud former
Sheriff W. K. Uurchinell ont of $17.
CCh; has been sentenced to the peniten
tiary for fifteen months and fined
PROMINENT PEOPLE. .
Edna Lyall, the authoress, died la
Tho King of Italy has conferred on
Slgnor Mase.ignl the title of Chevalier
of the Order of Savoy.
Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, Irish pa
triot and Australian statesman, died at
Nice, aged cighty-eeven.
Sir Georgo Uekl, President of the
Royal Scottish Academy for the past
tea years, is about to retire.
The Delhi Durbar is said to have cost
Lord Curzon $12r,000, exclusive of the
jewels bought for the occasion.
Ambassador Choate has returned to
London from his tour through the coun
tries of the Eastern Mediterranean.
Swam! Frigunatita of the llama
Krishna monastery of Calcutta, has
arrived in San Francisco on a three
year pilgrimage around the world.
Tho P.ov. Dr. Francis P.. Clark Is in
Denver, Col., arranging for the Chris
tian Endeavor convention of July, hop
ing to have a larger attendance than la
at Boston, Mass.
Lord Roberts has accepted the Presi
dency of the new English Temperance
Association, whose pledge not to drink
liquor or wines between meals is re
ceiving many thousands of signatures.
Georgo S. Boutwell, of Massacnu
petls, who recently celebrated 'his
eighty -fifth birthday at Groton, Is tho
oldest former Governor of Massaehu
:m(s living. He was elected whea
Lady Gage bar: discovered in her Es
sex (Kugland) country haute some in
teresting correspondence between
Thomas Gage, last royalist Governor
of Massachusetts, and Samuel Adams,
John Hancock and Joslah Quincy.
Pierre Loti, tho author, has a homo
at Ko( hefort which U a treasure bou.se
of Oriental possessions. lie has filled
it with tapestrie3, cushions. Arabian
coffers, all coming from Oriental lands,
lie has given a touch of reality to one
part of the building by the uso of two
doors from an old mosque.
' A WINDOW BOX. J'
An effective window box seen re
cently was covered with oil cloth in
blue and wdiite tile pattern. Blue and
white morning glory sccd3 were sown.
In this box, producing a bountiful
supply of blossoms. Indoor grown
I morning glories are mere delicate
I than tha garden grown ones and they
j make an unusually pretty window box