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All communications In regard to the
organization of branches should be ad
diessed to Mrs. Cynthia Westover Al
den, the president general of the Inter
national Sunshine society, .96 Fifth ave
nue. New York. Miss Lillian M. Ellis,
361") St. Anthony avenue, St. Paul, is
Minnesota state organizer. Send her any
news about Northwestern branch work.
The Globe is the Minnesota state or
NO MONEY DUES.
It costs nothing to become a member
of J.he International , Sunshine society.
There are thousands of members, and.
"branch societies in all parts . of ; the
world. The dues -ire paid in kind words
and thoughtful deeds. •
A year fir trying,
And not for sighing;
A year foi striving
And hearty thriving.
Cheerfulness is the rubber tire' on life's
Vehicle. It breaks the jolt whenever pru
dence and Industry have been unable to
remove the stones from the road.
Worry is the twin sister of nervous
ness. Neither should ever enter into the
daily life of anyone. God, in his all-wise
providence, put the head of human be
ing that all beneath it might
be subservient to it. There is something
wrong above the- eyes, in the region or
the will power, when one becomes ner
vous in the sense of excitability. "Know
thyself" is good; control thyself is bet
ter. Woiry and excitement never aided
A man was once asked why he took -**
much pains to oblige others in trifles
His answer was in substance: I have
neither the wealth, nor the intellect, nor
the learning nor the position to do big
things for Cod or man, so I take delight
In doing any little things to promote an
other's interest or enjoyment. In this
way I may add to the sum of huma-i
Give spicy blooms where flowers never
Give food where starving hearts fight
Give rest where tired hands and feet
Give light to eyes too full of tears
Give music where sweet trumpets never
Give happiness, and joy shall garment
A CHEERFUL BROTHER.
The following is one of Frank L. Stan
ton's happy jingles in a recent issue of
the Atlanta Constitution:
Springtime finds me happy, summer
makes me sing;
Falltime is so glorious, I hear the joy
"Winter—l jest love it, with fires blazin'
Every* blessed season is packed with
sweets fer me!
Great old world. I tell you; don't care
What they say. \.
"With the frosts of winter, with the flow
ers of May. •
Ain't it doin' splendid? Anyone can see
Every cup is brimmin' with joy fer you
Great old world in darkness—great old
world in day;
Reap its happy harvests, walk its han
Lots more light than shadow-light
. a-falling free,
An* all the bloom an* beauty an' light
fer you an' me!
The best medicine in the world Is
cheerfulness and wholesome activity for
mind and body.
A character In Barries "Little Minis
ter intended to cut doWn a certain tree
but the years passed on and he ne
elected to do it. "I grew old," he said.
looking for the axe." That is wi*
happens to many of our good intentions'*
we grow old while aimlessly looking for
ways of carrying them out.
"We know not every morrow can be
S ° l£d ettinS aU the sorrow we have
Let us fold away our fears
Put away, our foolish tears,'
And through the coming year
Just be glad." '*
Don't be a grumbler; wear a placid
Knile instead of a frowm of discontent
hen you prick your finger on a thorn
instead of asking why are so many
Jh£i_! on a rosebush give thanks that
thorn-"* &° many roses with so lew
m?S", 0t we * ? H PP-nS our hands into
His each day, walk trustingly over the
*£ I path, thorny or flowery
in£ wil i° r- stra 'Sht- knowing thatS
bs_go?al Br et P<?aCe SSSS
.1° wh.o ™6 angry is to display weak
ness where strength may be needed
For a weary invalid you may take some
AN ACT TO MAKE IT BINDING.
_ Under th;- act of the last New York leg-
Mature, what are called "common law
marriages" will not be legal in the Em
pire state after Jan. 1, 17,2, unless they!
are registered by both parties in the coun- I
l.v clerk s office. New York common law
marriages have been almost as great a I
scandal as Dakota divorces, by reason
of misconception of the principle by the
public and often by jurors in divorce and
inheritance suits This misconception has
been aided by a lot of "problem" novels '
and plays, both American and English !
Many people take their law from Charles
Reade, as they take their history from
Scott and Shakespeare and their theolo
gy from Milton.
- The idea that two persons can be forced
to assume all the duties and obligations
of marriage in Scotland or New York
because they have assumed that relation
in registering at hotels or introducing
each other, is quite common. There is
ample record in court calendars as well
as in romantic novels of endeavor by one
party to meretricious adventure to make
permanent a relation assumed by the
other for the pleasure of the moment.
This is usually done in order to establish
a basis for claim upon an estate, either
THE IRRIGATION PROBLEM.
It is with water as with wealth—the
trouble is that it is not propeily dis
tributed. All the water which falls on
this continent is needed in the produc
tion of crops, and all the surplus of the
wet seasons.gets away and carries with
it in ; solution the most fertile parts of
our cultivated areas. For years the gov
ernment idea seems to have been to do
nothing but build levees to protect low
land from the floods when the true policy
would be to store the flood waters near
their source and thus make the levees
needless and Insure supplies of water for
use in times of drought. -
The heathen of Egypt and India a thou
sand years ago had more sense about this
thing than the American people have
shown in the past. With the well -ar-a-ter-
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willing steps, bring some glad descrip
tions of scenes in the outside world in
which the "shut in" "cannot participate.
To do and to be all this is to cultivate
a spirit sweet and loving, kindly and
gentle, brave and polite, unselfish- and
helpful, without being officious and to in
sure a "Happy New Year." "
"iou can't turn curds to milk again,
Nor Now by wishing back to There.
Dr. Jefferson, of New York, in some of
his writings, advises us to look more -at
the rainbow formed of the mercies of the
past year. If we do this, we shall be less
afraid of storms in the year to come.
Stevenson once said: "There is no duty
we underrate as the duty of being hap
py, thus we unconsciously bless others
unknown even to ourselves."
IF I KNEW.
If I knew the box where the smiles are
No matter how large the key
Or strong the bolt, I would try so hard,
'1 would open, l know, for me.
Then over the' land and sea broadcast
I'd scatter the smiles'to play,
That the children's faces might hold
For many and many a day. '
If I knew a box that was large enough -
To hold -71 the frowns I meet,
I would try to gather them, every one,
From nursery, school and street.
Then, folding and holding, I'd pack them
And turn the monster key;
I'd hire a giant to drop the box
To the depth of the deep, blue sea,
There must be some trials in every life.
If you have one of your own try to wear
your thorn so it may not wound another
Be a comforter. To one in sorrow you
can give tears of sympathy, a cheery,
hopeful word, or even a silent pressure of
The person who does the most mis
chief in a community is not the notorious
criminal, but is the party who whisper.
lies in the ears of others to excite their
prejudices and turn them against tneir
friends; the tale bearer; the cunning
twister of facts into exaggerations; the
unscrupulous purveyor or idle gossip; the
person who is dishonest with himself and
hence i s unable to credit anyone else with
good intentions; who tries to make him
self solid with one by exciting that per
son's mind against another and seeks
to advance his personal interests by poi
soning the minds of others. Every com
munity has such creatures. They work
in the dark, and never accept responsi
bility for their lies.
A story is told of a school teacher who
offered a prize to the boy. who should
write the best composition in five min
utes on "How- to Overcome Habit "
At the expiration of the allotted time
the composition was read. The prize
went to a lad of nine years. Following
is his essay:
"Well, sir, habit is hard to overcome.
If you take off the first letter it does
not change 'abit.' If you take off an
other you still have a 'bit' left. If you
take off still another the whole of 'it'
remains. If you take off another it is
not wholly used up; all of which goes
to show that if you want to get rid of a
habit you must throw it off altogether."
Overcoming habits of wrong can best
be done by the constant practice of right
and generous action, for so we may
make "life, death, and that last forever
one glad sweet song."
Alice Cary, whose lovely life express
ed the genuine, pure sentiment of her
"True worth is in being, not seeming,
In doing each day as goes by
Some little good, not in dreaming
Of great things to do by and by;
For there's nothing so kingly as kindness
And nothing so royal as truth."
The ills of life are doubly burdensome
when we brood over them. The joys of
life are blurred by the shadow of anxiety
which we throw upon them. If we could
be made to believe that God knows how
to rule the universe and would "quietly
live from day to day, refusing to suffer
from the sorrows we anticipate many of
which never arrive and nearly all of
which we exaggerate," our pulses would
beat more regularly, the clouds would
have a silver lining and the sunshine
would be more genial. We make things
harder to bear by dwelling on their hard
Everything fair and good that was ours
during 1901 will be ours during 1902. Dr.
J. R. Miller illustrates this truth with
the picture of the "Angelus." If it were
lent to us. and we hung it up in our room
and gazed at it only a few days, and
then returned it, we would really have
the picture forever in our memory.
"One kiss on warm and loving lips
Is w*orth a thousand funeral flowers,
And one glad day of tender love
Outweighs an age of mourning hours."'
Under the Com
mon Law . . . .
before or after the death of the owner.
We don't know much about the Scotch
law, but it has never been the purpose
of the New York courts to aid this kind of
mercenary speculation upon passion. The
legal union without civil or religious cere
mony, recognized by the common law of
New York, must be a definite contract,
freely and knowingly entered into by both
The essence of the principle is that mar
riage-is a mere contract, to which no spe
cial civil or religious forms are needful.
The contract can be made by two parties
in any way they choose. If it is really
made, - the courts will hold them both
to it. It is not considered a compact of
marriage when two persons pretend that
the relation exists in order to cover their
violation of civil and moral law. One
partner to the pretense and crime cannot
impose marriage on the other without his
will or knowledge. The perplexing cases
that have arisen in the courts, like those
in the plays and novels, have generally
turned on the difficulty of proving a legal
contract or intent to make it. The pur
pose of the new law, requiring that all
contract marriages should be registered
in the office of the county clerk, is to re
; move the possibility of this doubt in all
'..cases.:- . - -
How to Conserve
It For Use ... .
Ed areas of the country now ail absorbed
by settlement, with a constantly increas
ing population which must be fed, with
unlimited wealth at the command of the
government, no question is of greater im
portance touching the internal affairs and
welfare of the American people than this
of water conservation—the reclaiming of
the desert areas, every acre a gold mine
when brought. in contact with water.
There Is room for American energy and
capital on the great plains. Touched by
the magic of water the Western desert
can be made to blossom with plenty. The
question: is up to congress. The cost- of
a single steel-clad ship of war would put
water on land enough to make a lWng
for thousands of people. Let us turn the
tide from expenditures to put on airs and
.swell around that we are the biggest thing
in existence to more practical measures.
THE ST. FAUI. GLOBE, SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 1902.
THE DAT OF PENTECOST.
The Inn 1 rational Sunday school jps
son for Jam 12 is foujid in Acts ii, 1-21. The
golden text is the thirty- ninth verse
of the same chapter. "And when the day
of Pentecost" was fully come they were
all with one accord In one placo." This
day, called Pentecost, or 'fiftieth day. '
Is mentioned in & vera; p**:*___ ' in. the
Bible as a day to be rem-.;- b.red and
observed. In the -meal offering of
first fruits fifty days *ii;ei the she if
of first fruits, the former re, i esentin ;
the resurrection of Christ on the day af
ter the Passover Sabbath and the lat
ter, fifty days later, suggesting the event
of our lesson, in connection with the be
ginning of the -fathering of the body
of Christ from all nations
"They were all Ailed with the Hols-
Ghost." When the Holy* Spirit came
upon Christ at His baptism, "H. v came
in the form of a dove, for there wag no
need of a purifying or consuming .it-,
but saved sinners need the Spirit as a
fire. The Spirit came as th. Loiri Jes:J3
.■aid He would and took possession of
these redeemed ones, His temples, ard at
or,ce they began to speak, or rath the
Spirit who filled them began to spe; i
through them. While yet with them in
His mortal body Jesus had teid the**-*,
"It is not ye who speak, but the Spirit
of your Father that speaketh in you."
Jews from different countr.es were
gathered at Jerusalem, and they came
together and heard these unlearned Ga'.i
loeans talking in the language of other
lands concerning the w-ohde. ful works of
God. The Holy Spirit had taken full
control of these men and was -telling
through them the things of God and oi
Christ as Jesus said He would He who
first gave different languages to people
can as easily cause othets to speak these
languages when He sees fit. This singu
lar gift, to the humble followers of Jesus
was to these devout Jews incomprehensi
ble, and they tried to explain it by sav
ing that the Galileeans were mil of new
wine, about as silly an explanation as is
given by some of the professedly wise
men of our day of some of the wonder
ful works of God. The natural man.
bow-ever educated or religious he may
be, cannot receive the things of the
Spirit of God, for they are foolishness
unto Him, and these religious Jews need
ed just what Nicodemus needed, a new
birth, the gift of God, which many of
them a little later received. As Isaiah
says, "The wise of this world are drunk
en, but not with wine."
That Joel's prophecy, quoted by Peter,
has not yet. had its fulfillment or its final
fulfillment Is seen, for Israel is still
ashamed and humiliated among the na
tions, and. Jerusalem is not holy, for
strangers still possess her, and the Lord
has not yet returned to dwell in Zion.
The. judgment of the nations has not yet
taken place, for He has not come in His
glory. Let us be filled with the Spirit
and be His faithful witnesses till Ho
If we will not let the world— th.
aggregate of material things or society,
with its maxims and ways—hinder us
from the noble life, if we will not allow
It to prevent, but use it to aid, us in
seeing God, in loving Him. in doing our
duty for His dear sake, then, however
solitary or sad or unsuccessful my life
may otherwise have been, J have con
quered, and all else is defeat.
ENTERING THE KINGDOM. "
The Christian Endeavor topic, for Jan.
12 is found In John hi., 1-3, and v. 24,
and discusses the kingdom. A kingdom
is the territory or country over which
a king bears rule. The kingdom of God
is therefore the sphere in which God is
the supreme ruler. The heart of a
Christian is a kingdom of God. The
whole realm of Christian believers is the
kingdom of God in this life. Heaven is
also the kingdom of God, for He is sov
ereign ruler there. God's kingdom in
this world, the kingdom meant in the
topic, is not a temporal but a spiritual
kingdom. The Jews were looking for a
temporal king and a temporal kingdom.
But in these things they were in error.
God's kingdom is not made up of tem
poral things, but of spiritual things.
He rules the life through the I heart.
There is no physical territory In this
world over which He rules particularly.
His kingdom in this world embraces
the hearts and lives of all those who
have come into the position where the
will of God is supreme in their lives.
How may we enter the kingdom? In
answer to this question. Christ says: 'Ye
must be born again or from above," and,
further. "Except a man be born of wa
ter and of the Spirit he cannot enter
the kingdom of God." What did He
mean? He meant that the spirit of God
must, change our dispositions, give us
new hearts, new motives and new princi
.pies before we can come into the king-
tbe fremb Mmu.
WHY NOT IN ENGLISH?
There is one reform much needed In
this country which President Roosevelt
did not refer to in his message. It Is
held to be the proper thing too protect
ourselves by shutting out of the country
Chinese, anarchists, paupers, criminals
and idots, and to quarantine against
smallpox, yellow fever and cholera, but
we admit without let or hindrance the
French menu, or bill of fare, which is
enough to drive any American, with na
tive blood in his veins and a Yankee
tongue in his mouth to absinthe or make
an opium fiend of him. Tak^for example
this, which we cut from the report of a
dinner in New York:
Croquettes de ris de veau.
Homard a la Newberg, Bouches, Finan
Aspics de foles-gras Historic
Mayonnai c de volaille.
Salade de crevettes.
Sandwiches. Rillettes. ■
The New York prison at Sing Sing,
like the Minnesota prison at Stillwater,
like the Minnesota prison at Stillwater,
prints a paper. The Minnesota paper is
called T*ie Mirror. The New York pa
per is called the Star of Hope.:.-' Both pa
pers are printed and edited by convicts.
Here are a few editorial paragraphs by
Convict No. 1500, whose notes are publish
ed in the Star of Hope under the head of
"Lucid Intervals." . . yy
The sun can't shine through a torpid
liver. .-'. .
He who smiles and says nothing gen
erally lies most.
All men are made of * dust, but some
of them never settle.
When a matrimonial match is struck
someone usually gets burned.
When-a man begins to talk about puri
fying politics he generally wants an of
fice. ... .- :'"' - 7 -" . '; 7. "7
Old maids were born in the wrong time
of the moon—there .was no man in it.-'
When a bank officer, dies his "accounts
are "examined to see if he djed- a natural
. If Cupid would drop his bow and arrows
and get a gun we might hear of more
marriages. 7. 77. .
A good motto is: Hope for the best,
Sabbath" lessons. 1
Notable Days. )
dom. This is - the baptism of the Spirit. 7
That signifies it is the I,autism of
water. Tie two together embrace the
external form and- the internal reality.
A foreigner who wishes to become an
American citizen must go through cer
tain external forms. 7 tie must, be natur
alized. But this does not make him an
American.-; This is the external act.
But it is only when by association and
study he has imbibed the. American
spirit that he; is "really an American.
Thus the s.-nner, who is a foreigner to
the kingdom of Col. can only enter ii by
being naturalized (born of water) and by
receiving a . new spirit. _ A foreigner
must desire and ask (pray) for Ameri
can citizenship before it can be his. .In
his ignorance he may not know what
.-naturalization means, but he does "know
its results. Whereas he could not exer
cise the prerogative, of a citizen, now he
can. He could not vote at. electidrfa,
but now he can. The philosophy of the
new" birth is -Inexplicable, but the fact
is a glorious reality. A new heart is
manifested in a new life. " 7
77 PLEDGED FOR SERVICE.
The Epworth. league topic for Jan. 12
is found in 11. Chronicles xv.: "They en
tered into a covenant to seek the Lord
God of their Fathers." The best work.of
the indivi__ial is not done separate from
others, but In society and ofttn in co
operation. United work calls out pecu
liar qualities of our nature not other
wise exercised. But in this united ac
tion there must be first a common under
standing and . agreement. Here is^.ie
v.- lit • of pledges or covenants. The de
sirable course is clearly pointed out, and
those interested wish to go a head.-Then
comes the open promise, "we" will work
together." This is just what workers of
every class must do to accompli good
It is the same, in religious affairs as in
matters of business,we pledge to each
other, and. especially -.a God. that we
will do certain things which will tie help
ful to ourselves and others in tne ciiu.cii
and in Christian work.
Of course there Is danger in this— t..at
some may pledge "simply because others
do and have no deep appreciation of the
principles Involved and no real heart en
thusiasm in the service performed. But
even with these serious defects who will
not say it is better to do so than not
to do at all?
The pledge of the league is of .-Treat
value to those whose habits of life are
not matured and fixed. It settles the
course of action '• to be followed and
avoids useless debate each time a duty
presents itself and gives a fixed pur
pose in place of vacillation. In the meet
ing itself things will alter. We * are
Christians and are pledged to support
this service. We have an experience
and a desire to grow in grace. To ad
vance we must use the present power.
So at the very first of the meeting we
pray and speak as we have opportunity.
After a little while we come prepared
and find ourselves no longer dreading
the duty, but glad of the privilege.
Our enjoyment increases and-our abil
ity also. Others are encouraged and
stimulated by our words and example.
We also receive help from them. The
burden grows light, and the pledge re
mains not as a hard and fast rule which
binds us close, but as a custom which
is cherished and enjoyed. 7
Many of the great revivals of history
have had much of their success based
on the covenants made by the people to
be true to God and each other.
NOTABLE DAYS OF THE.WEEK.
Jan. 12 is the first Sunday, after Epiph
any. It also is the anniversary of the
birth, in 1737. of John Hancock; in 180.
of Alfred Tennyson. '
Jan. 13 is the anniversary of the birth,
in 1785, of Samuel Woodworth, author of
"The Old Oaken Bucket;" in 1808 of
Samuel Portland Chase, the originator
of the "greenbacks" in American cur
Jan. 14 is St. Hilary's day in the church
of England, and the commencement day
of the college term of Oxford and' Cam
bridge. Hilary, was one of. the fathers
of the Latin church. He is, the ; patron
saint of Parrria. -*
Jan. 17' is the day of "St. Anthony,
founder of an order of monks, and one of
the notable saints of the calendar. In
France the monks are said to, have
cured erysipelas by his aid, hence the
term "St. Anthony's fire," as applied to
that disease. He is the patron saint of
the lower animals. On this day in
many of the European cities the people
have their animals blessed at St. An
thony's shrine. This day is also the an
niversary of the birth, in 1706, of Benja
Jan. IS is the day of St. Prisca, a
Roman girl, who was martyred for her
faith. On this day is also observed in
Rome the festival of St. Peter's chair,
to ; commemorate the founding of the
papacy. An old wooden chair, said to
be that of St. Peter. Is preserved in the
Vatican. This day is also the anniver
sary of the birth, in 1782, of Daniel Web
What Is the '-<
Use of It?
ENTREMETS DE DOUCEUR.
Gelee aux figues.
77,t 1. Glaces'de fantalsies.
7- Pieces montees. Petite fours.
Obviously the American citizen When
confronted with such a layout as that is
at the mercy of anything that preys
upon human vitals. Choose he cannot,
for all dishes are alike to him under such
jargonized names as these. Eat he must
from top to bottom, regardless of conse
quences.'And when he is ■ through he
knows not whether he has within'him
fricasseed microbes, - deviled fever germs,
griddled vipers* spawn, boiled adders'
eggs- or minced wasps' tongues.
Against these, we insist, patriotic and
law-abiding Americans have a right to be
protected, and if congress wishes to do
the country a real service, preserve our
mother tongue and protect our Institu
tions, which have in part-for their pur
pose the proper treatment of man's di
gestive apparatus, it can scarcely do _-«.-'
ter than to make It a penal offense to
serve on bills of fare a language which
can never be made to talk boilea dinners
roast beef and pumpkin -pie. - -: '•'
Some Good . .
. ... Things
prepare for the worst, and take what
comes like a brave man.
After all a miser is of some use to the
world. He accumulates wealth for some
one else to enjoy. - :
When a woman and a cyclone make up
their minds to go anywhere, nothing- on
earth can stop them. i -:■
The 7 first time a man goes to a race
track he imagines he has discovered a
new way to makjj money.*'
The world's marching orders are* "On
to the grave," but watch your track and
dodge the stumps. 7 ■ ■...
The steamer of progress on the river
of life is a sidewheeler. 7 That is why
•men cf ; one idea -travel in ■ a circle. SS'-J*
-.The man who whistles seldom swears;
it is the people who are compelled to
listen to him 7 who*.** do the. swearing. .-
, When in after; years a man meets a
former sweetheart he smiles and shakes
hands with himself over jj his " narrow es
cape. -'-"..' 7-7;--:. ■"•**. •: ; *--.; ->y
7 Undoubtedly many inmates will agree
with us that if you want to be good keep
out of debt, out of jail and out of politics.
"Fortune knocks at every "man's g door
once in ( a lifetime," but in . a good .many
cases' the man is in a neighboring saloon
and dees not hear him, 7
THE "WHEN" POEMS.
When: searching press cr~ magazine
To catch a moment's bliss, -: 7 .
You're sure to find . some person there
Which reads about like this:
"When Mabel Trips ;Across the Street,"
"When Mollie" Mounts' Her Wheel," m
"When Susie: Seats Herself^to Play," ~
'•When Stella Starts to Squall."
"When Celia Comes Upon the Stage,"
"When" Helen Has a Beau," .
* 'When • Sophie Skates..Upon the Ice,"
"When Sallle Starts to Sew,"
"When Mother; Makes a ; Johnnycake,"
"When Polly Pours the Tea,"
"When Father Shaves His Stubby Face,"
-. "When Susie Smiles at me."
"When Grandma Winds Her Ball of
' -Yarn," •
| "When Patience Packs Her Trunk,"
When Sammy Spins His Brand New
"■When Father Slays a Skunk,"
When Ezra Eats Pie With a Fork,"
''"'hen Charlotte Chews Her Gum,"
When , Gertrude Strikes .Her Golfing
Ball," ..-.- ■ * .
"When Baby Sucks His Thumb."
"When Rachael Rakes the Meadow
.^',?u' hel.,netS!v Sutnna Her Crown."
.7,-on " ,llle Wears His Trousers First,"
When Reuben-Comes to Town,"
And so it goes from day to day, "
■_No^matterwhich you read,
Die dally pre£3 or magazine
hen" poems take the lead.
WAR'S CROPS. •
A German pijoverb says that every
great war leaves a country three armies
—one of-invaders, one of mourners, one
of idle persons ready to commit crime.
SLEEP AS MEDICINE.
The value of sleep as a medicine is not
Sufficiently appreciated. It. will do much
to cure irritability of temper', peevish
ness and uneasiness, toward restoring the
vigor of an overworked brain and budd
ing up a weary body.
W. Abraham, M. P., the Welsh labor
leader, has been deeply impressed with
his visit to America. "It seems to me,"
he remarked in an interview, "that 1
have bounded ahead a century from the
country In which 1 have been living."
DREAMED THE PHRASE.
The precise words of "Coming events
cast their shadows before" occurred to
Campbell in a dream. He awoke and
found himself repeating them aloud and
afterward used them in "Lochiel's Warn
ing," a minor poem of much merit. ~
Though earth be old and full of ancient
Above its cradles happy mothers croon,—
And though the night lie heavy on the
True lovers -meet beneath Its changing
—Robert Gilbert Welsh.
Lis'e thread is made of a superior cot
ton treated in a peculiar manner. The
waxy surface of the cotton fiber is im
paired by carding, but preserved by
combing. The spinning of lisle thread
is done under moisture, forming a com
pact and solid yarn.
HIS FRONT NAME.
Senator N. N. Stranahan, who has been
selected as collector of the port of New
York, has as his given names the states
of Nevada and Nebraska. At the time
he was bo *n the great West was just be
ginning to develop, and his father was
impressed by reading about these terri
THE HUMAN VOICE.
The Vocal Physiologist says that "more
money is thrown away on the education
of the human voice than on the suppoit
of government. Of every 10,000 voices one
may be listened to without pain; of every
100,000 voices one may be listened to with
patience; of every 1,000,000 voices one
may be listened to with satisfaction; of
every 10,000,000 voices one may be listen
ed to with sensations of joy."
TAKING CARE OF THE BABIES.
Rev. G. R. Robblns, of the Lincoln
Park Baptist church, Cincinnati, has
evolved an original plan for obviating
the difficulty experienced by the mothers
of his congregation,. who, rather than
run the risk of disturbing the meetings
by the crying of their babies remain at
home. He has had the gallery of the
church fitted up with cots, where babies
sleep peacefully, leaving the mothers at
liberty to attend the services.
AFTER THE SAME SUCKER*?.-
After the recent "investment syndi
cates" collapsed, an unscrupulous New
Yorker" printed an advertisement signed
"Lawyer," asking all who had been
swindled by the 520 per cent concern to
send him their names. Fancying that
he;wanted to help them in some way,
thousands of dupes responded; whereupon
"Lawyer" sold their addresses to pro
moters of other fraudulent schemes, sug
gesting that such people would bite at
anything! It Is one of the penalties of
a foolish action that everybody expects
the fool to give a continuous perform
NO FAKE SHOW.
A countryman was induced to accept
the invitation of the sideshowman to
walk into the tent and see the leopard
change his" spots. Having paid his quar
ter and viewed the leopard without dis
covering anything peculiar about the
animal, the countryman walked up to
the showman and demanded his money
back on the ground of misrepresentation,
whereupon the genial showman remark
ed: "Wait a bit, stranger, wait a bit.
The transformation will take place in
due time. Just as soon as the leopard
gets tired of lying in that spot he will
-move on and try some other spot. This
is no fake show. Walk in and see the
leopard change his spots!"
"Seventeen, grown men," wrote the ed
itor of the Hickory t Ridge Missourian,
"went out to Homer Buckstone's stubbie
field south, of town last Monday after
noon and spent four hours shooting glass
balls. They used up $7.50 worth of am
munition,, a barrel of glass balls, and
paid Mr. Buckstone $1 for the privilege
of covering his land with broken glass.
Some good shooting was done, and sev
eral high scores were made, but what
interests us most is the fact that nine
out of those seventeen men have been
taking this paper ever, since it started
and; have never paid us a blamed cent
on subscription. It is a great thing to be
a hot sport, but it is a greater thing to
pay your honest debts, even if you can't
hit a barn door at six paces, and we
are ready to back it up in anyway you
please, from a toy pistol to a Rrupp gun.
That's the. kind of a Kilkenny cat we
are ' *--**: ' ' '"7*- .■■ _-
WONDERS OP * LIFE. 1
If the undevout astronomer is mad tne
undevout . student of nature is none the
less so. For there is nothing that mani
fests His loving kindness better than that
marvelous quality,* which we call instinct;
it teaches the bird how to build its nest,'
guides it to warmer; climes upon the ap
proach of winter, and leads it back with
unerring accuracy to its old home in the
spring .again; taught- by it, the spider
weaves its delicate web, unapproached byi
any human art; it teaches the squirrel
and countless other animals to lay
'up for 'themselves in season a store of
food for, coming winter. Not only is ev
ery flower •■ that lifts its beautiful head
to heaven a thought of God, but every
nest; that, sways 7in the treetop, every
squirrel hole, every burro, speaks tft us
of his ' care for all his creatures. - .
"He prayeth; best .who loveth" best-;;; j.
All things both great and small. *
For the 'dear God, who loveth us. 4
Ho made and loveth' all.'*'
11l WSSSSKImBI ?M.
HOW TO GET RID OF THEM.
The agricultural department has Issued
a map showing how far the; so-called
English sparrow has invaded the country.
It has taken possession of every city and
many of the towns east of the Rockies,
and is now going into the country. It
drives away other birds. It is called the
imglish-sparrow, but it is as common in
European countries as in England, and
its original habitat is unknown. it has
become a nuisance, and the question la
how to get rid of it. Some states and
cities offer bounties to kill it.
The question arises how best to abate
the nuisance. There Is a remarkable sim
ilarity in the matter of maintaining an
existence under discouragements be
tween the sparrow and our common ro
dents, rats and mice. One writer has
aptly named these birds as the "rats of
the ; air," possessing in common with
the^ rodents a remarkable prolificacy
a Hose relation to man in all his domes
tic affairs, and an almost abnormal
shrewdness in evding man's most ingen
ious methods for limiting their number
The natural enemy of the sparrow is
the cat, assisted in a helpful way by the
barn owl, where men have sense enough
to protect these useful birds. The spar,
row being a comparatively new importa
tion in this country. American cats havo
not yet developed, as they have in Eng
land and the elder countries, a natural
skill and tact in preying upon these
birds, though without doubt they will in
In London, England, a type of cats
has been evolved which will scale the
SOMETHING TO DO.
Nearly every town and community all
over the country has more or less wom
en, some of them widows, some old
maids, whom a cruel fate has Compelled
to face the world and work out their own
living. Some of them sew. some take in
washing, some work out and help their
neighbors, some nurse the sick, nearly
all having at best but a limited and pre
carious means of support, their, sole
property consisting of a small home
which they own. For these we have a
word which may In some cases prove
helpful. There are two ways in which a
woman so situated can greatly better her
condition. One Is to take her lot of
ground and convert It into a poultry
yard; the other is to convert It into a
good garden. If poultry is preferred,
some one of the non-sitting varieties of
fowls should be selected, and they should
be of pure blood, as an extra price can
AN AFRICAN MISSION.
Dr. Breckenridge, reporting to the gen
eral synod of his church on . frican mis
sions says: "After forty years we
have very little to show there. A
coffee orchard and a graveyard are the
most o. our assets. I do not want to take
the responsibility of sending any more
missionaries to their death. Let us fully
understand what the chances are when
we send a young man or woman over
there. In two years they will be dead.
I am in favor of abandoning the work
and turning it over to others."
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
Following is a reporter's first effort: "A
man killed a dog belonging to another
man. The son of i..c man whose dog
was killed proceeded to whip the man
who killed the dog of the man he was
the son of. The man who was the son
of him whose dog was killed was arrested
on complaint of the man who was as
saulted by the son of the man whose
dog the man who was assaulted had
A CARELESS HABIT.
The other day a lady, yes, a neat, pret
ty, well dressed lady, took the small
change from a street car conductor and
put It in her mouth, while she used both
hands' to open her purse. Ugh! Where
might not that money have been last be
fore it went into her mouth? Whose foul
pockets might have held it, or what dis
eased mouth or hand might it have laid
in? It gives a person the shudders to
think of anyone putting the nickels and
dimes in their mouth.
MONKEYED WITH THE MAIL BOX-
Two young men in Monroe county, la.,
PRIZE—A prize of. a short story book
be sent to the first person to send in an
swers to all puzzles. The person who
sends in the best original puzzle this
week will receive a copy of a choice
story. The puzzle printed first in this
department will be considered the best
concerning which opinions may differ.
All puzzles should be written on one side
of the paper. Write names distinctly.
-ANSWERS to puzzles two weeks ago
268.—1, St. Paul. Minn.; 2, Lincoln, Neb :
3, Columbus, Ohio; 4, Concord, N. H.; 5
Raleigh, N. C.
PRIZE—A prize of a short story book
will be sent to the first person to send
in correct answers to questions annexed.
Address replies to Puzzle Editor, care
Daily Globe, St. Paul, Minn.
ANSWERS to questions of two weeks
Phoenix is the capital of Arizona.
324.—5. R. Van Sant.
325.— Robert Smith.
p^ Problems . .
QUOTATIONS— to be given
290.—"T0 all who sow, the time of har
vest shall be given." :
291.— "He may be great by doing rightly
"Home seeking hearts are hap
piest."-. ' ■"-;:, * ;.. ;
293.—"1 am rather made for giving
294.—"Behind the clouds is the sun still
PRIZE—The first person to send in the
PRIZE—The. first person to send In the
names of the "authors of the annexed
quotations will be given a copy of an il
lustrated ' book. : Address Puzzle : Editor,
care The Globe, St. ; Paul,' Minn.
7; Authors'. auot-atlrum - a_ua.oiin^ <>»>
walls of high buildings, on water pipes,
leads, window sills nd cornices, search--
Ing for the sparrows* nests, while there,
Is authentic record of cats scattering
breadcrumb-* on the window sill to invite
the. bird, while the- cat lay In ambush
ready to Seize if. So far as we have ob
served. American cats have not as vet
exhibited any special aptitude or skill" iiy
their pursuit of the sparrow.as they have
in the case of rats and mice, but in time*
.One way In which to limit the number
of these birds, if not to eradicate them
entirely, is to 'five their nests destroyed.
A smal premium offered to small boys'
for the eggs—so much per dozen—will re-:
sult in a great destruction. As a boy we
had more real fun, stimulated by the pen
nies earned, in hunti-ng for sparrows*
nets, than In any other form of boyish
In the winter season, when the snow is
upon the- ground, by clearing off a strip
back of the barn about ten feet wide by
twenty feet long, and there baiting the*
birds for a day or.two, and then'watch
ing your chance, one can, with a double
barreled gun loaded with No. 10 shot
make an awful slaughter by firing one
barrel at them on the ground, and one
just as they rise. We have known two
or three experiences of this sort to prac
tically drive the birds from the home
stead. The feeding of grain soaked in
poisonous solution Is as a genera] thing
a failure.. The birds are too shrewd. Th*
destruction of their nests and persistent
shooting will do much to mitigate this
A Few Hints
then be obtained for a good many eggs
for setting purposes. The Houdan, Wyan
dotte, Black Spanish and Leghorn are
good ones for this purpose. An incubator
should be used and chickens raised, but
the most profit will be obtained from
the fresh eggs, which will always sell
at good prices. The garden should bo
devoted not to all sorts of vegetables,
but rather to a few specialties, such as
asparagus, celery, strawberries,'radish's,
herbs— which will produce a good
deal of money from a small area. Wo
cannot for lack of space give all the
details which would Insure success in
these two enterprises, but should any
lady read this article and become in
terested In the suggestions made, it will
be. easy for her to obtain the informa
tion desired. There are women who are
doing this work very successfully and
with much.pleasure and profit, and many
more might do as well.
And All Are Good
got gay and smashed two rural mail
boxes. To their surprise they were es
cort **f by a representative of the United
States to Dcs Moines and introduced '>
another representative, as aforesaid, call
ed a judge, who, after a little convera
tion with them, in which they admitted
the smashing, invited them to each pay
$150 for their fun. It is wise to know
that although- these rural mail boxes are
private property—bought and set up by
individuals—they are under the protec
tion of federal laws, and are not to be
A GOOD PRAYER.
One of several prayers by Robert Louis
Stevenson: "The day returns and brings
us the pretty round of Irritating concerns
and duties. Help us to perform the-*.
with laughter and kind faces; let cheer
fulness abound with industry. Give us
to go blithely on our business* all this
day; bring us to our resting beds weary
and content and undishonored, and grant
us in the end the gift of sleep. Amen."
DEVELOPMENT OF A BABY.
An Eastern newspaper print*! the fol
lowing advertisement: "If John Smith.
who twenty years ago deserted his poor
wife and babe, will return, his babe will
knock the stuffing out of him."
It was Thomas Jefferson who said many
years ago that "wherever there is in any
country uncultivated lands and unemploy
ed poor, it is clear that the laws of prop
erty have so far extended as to violate
natural right. The earth is given as a
common stock for a man to labor and
and Exercise for Younz
PUZZLES to be answered Jan. .6:
273.—Missing rhyme: Think of a word
that rhymes with "here:"
Is it the hinder part of an army? No,
it is not the .
Is it an object of affection? No, it Is
Is it another name for a prophet? No.
it is not a .
Is it a pool or lake? No, it is not
Is it dry and withered? No it 3
Is It very peculiar? Yes, It Is .
274.—Jumbled quotation: This quotation
is from Shakespeare: "Vole ghouts si
doog, tub niveg nutsough si tebtie."
Curious Things In
Life and Literature.
QUESTIONS to be answered Jan. £G:
331.—What ruler is called a shah?
332.—Wh0 Is usually called the "Father
333.— Wh0 was called the 'Sailor Kins"
334.—What emperor of Germany « a
correct answers to all problems will re
ceive a prize of a choice story. We will
be glad to receive peculiar original prob
lems from our readers.
. ANSWERS to problems given two
PROBLEMS to be answered Jan. .6:
167.—16 2-3 Is what part of 100? _.
r 168.— 1-3 Is what part of 100?
What interest will $600 bring in 5
months and 12 days at 12 per cent?
weeks ago '. were:
279.— P. Willis.
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