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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C., APRIL 4 1895. ESTABLISHED 1849
SINCE IT MUST BE.
Since it must be that fairest flowers will wither,
Uright springtime days depart, we know nol
Since It must be
Look well upon the bloasoms while ye may,
Glean all the gladness from each golden day,
lo gain sweet memories for your weary way;
Since it must be.
Since It must be tht hearts are daily breskin,
That sorrow comes to some with each day's
Since It must be
Why bear thy sorrow with a smilinz fAce,
Nor grant it in thy thought the chiefest place
Pass ever onward, taking heart of grace;
Since It must be.
"Pamely was ter'bul sot in her way,I
Grandpa Coan often remarked, "but
arter her adwentur with that bar, she
want nigh so sot."
No one could deny that Pamela wat.
"sot-" Indeed, the pretty blackeyed
girl rather prided herself on this partic
ular trait of character. - She sometimes
said, with a toss of her head that made
every curl in it dance, "them as is sot
gen'ly gets their own way;" which is
certainly true, and shows that Pamela,
though living in the woods of Oswego
County, was wise in her day and gener'
It was early in 1800. Already tht
settler's axe had made tin7 clearings,
and their log houses stood in the shade
of the gigantic pines for which that
locality was once famous. And two
miles from Pamela's house, at the fall
of the Oswego, the first saw mill clat
* tered noisily. Here John Goodsell had
made a clearing of several acres, and
built the largest log house in the vicia
ty, one of three rooms.
And it had need of such Implitude
for. .it sheltered eight roistering boys
and girls, between vh'om and the Coan
children the greate. *affection existed.
The Indian' trail ran close to the
brush fence which surrounded Mr.
Coan's clearing, thence wound devi
atingly among the trees and terminated
at the river's brink, just above the saw
But it was much oftenerpressed by
the quick feet of the white children
than by the moccasined feet of the in
One sultry day in August Pamela sat
discontentedly on the broad doorstep,
It was ov.erreached by a' -ude trellis
coveted with morning-glory'vines, nw
one blaze of flowers. The busy whirr of
her mother's spinning wheel~ sounded
cheerily inside, a;nd- mingled with the
voices of her four little brother picking
"erries on the edge of the woods,
But above all these sounds the roa
of the falls came with an overwhelming
pt rsuasion to the ears of Panila, whc
had. beei most cruelly .disappointed
Her older brother had promised to
go with her for a day's visit to Good
sell's, whose home by the river offered
inducements for pleasure her own
But on the last moment . they bad
zone with their father on an expedition
to the post at Oswego, so Pamela sat on
the doorstep and pouted--refusing any
assistance to her mother inside or the
ittle berry-pickers outside.
Suddenly a thought 'came over her
Why- shouldn't she go alone? What
oee .,as there for the boys to always go
with their guns? I(o one had seen any
signs of a bear since the snow went off
'n the spring.
Yes; she would go, -she was decided.
"Mother," she called, "I'm going to
Goodsell's by myself; and that's all
'here is to it!".
"Sakes 'live child! Wha~t are ye
thinkin' on?" said Grandpa Coan, who
was working in the little garden before
the house. "Goin' through the woods
'lone, 'thout anyone with a gun with
ye? Do ye want to beet by b'as?"
"No," said Pameia tartly, "I don't
want to be et, and I don't iend to be,
neier; but I'n. goin'--I'm act on it,
1o there's no use talkin'.".
And Pamela went, the objections of
ber grandfather and mother being
barely heard in her eager haste to be
off. In less than ten minutes after she
had reached her decision, her pink4
sunbonnet was glancing throngh the
trees, as she followed 'the trail to the
A day of cloudless: enjoyment -fol
lowed, and at 6 o'clock she began to
think of going home. For, although
the sun was shining orn the river with
noonday brightness, the forest ways
were already dimming and thick shad
)ws lay across the trail.
Pamela, refusing the proffered com
panionsbip of big, bashful Sam Good
se'il and his gun, with an empnasie
that showed she was not- dissembling,
started homeward. As she walked1
swiftly along the narrow trail, her pink~
munbonnet hanging by one etring from
her hand, and the evening breeze. cool
from the river, blowing her tangled
curls round the flushed cheeks; a- smile
curved her lips, and she skid to the
birds, probably, sihce they 'were her
only companmon: " 'Sif I wanted .thai
gawk Sam GoodseH to go h3ome with
me! He said my cheeks were jtust the
- color of his mother's June roses.I
wonder if they be? Guess~ I'll rut
down to the spring and see-" A
cheery laugh -ended her soliloquy. A
few rods from the trail a spring bub.
bled whitely- from the ground, then
sent a silver thread to the river.
"Bear's spring" was the suggestive
name it bore. The kindly sun lenta
ray to aid Pamela's inquiry as, holding
back her curls with both hands, she
took a long look at the rosy, dimpled
face that smiled at her from her sylvan
Well suited with the result of het
inquiry she started to return to the
trail. Started-then stood hke a little
white statue of fear framed in the greet
black of the pine woods. Between her
and the trail sat a black bear, his greal
arms extended as though to embrace
JoEa hours it seemed to Pargelg they
iaced eac:. o'her thus. Tlen mse
turnedl an' ran away iiito the deepest
woods. Tbe low-hanging branches
brushed her head- her feet slipped on
the smooth pine needles. On, on, on!
among the column-like trunks-over .
the bodies of fallen forestgiants, armed
clumps of bushes. Orce she fell down
-down-down-would she never stop I
falling? But the depth of her fall was
more in her imagination than reality
for it was only a deep hollow filled with
dead leaves and slippsry pine needles
and she was not hurt.
Pamela was not running blindly.
She intended to strike the trail a half
mile above the spring. And soon she
came through a thicket of black-berry
bushes, oat on the familiar track.
And there sat the bear, with his black,
bideous face, and red rolling tongue!
Her pink bonnet, to which she ha(.
clung through all, slipped from her t
fingers, and again she sought safety in
the darkening woods. One she looked
over shoulder to see if the bear was
following her, and saw him smelling of
her bonnet. Even in her mortal ter- t
ror, a pang pierced her heart at the
thought of its probable destruction. 1
Exhausted, she sat down under a lin
A "screech owl's" startling cry seni
her again on her wild flight. A pro- P
truding root threw her to the ground, F
and she rose with a purple bruise <
.growing dark - on her forehead. At <
last, with a sinking heart and a pre- t
monition of the horror to come, she
again came out oi the trail, a hall
mile from her home.
And there, still barring her path.
sat the grim monstor
Until now fear had kept her mute
but this time her desperation found
vent in a shriek of anguish that echoed 1
through those leafy solitudes with. ar
appalling intensity. The bear, wit]:
a snort of fear, plunged from the trail,
into the bushes, and was seen no m'ore.
But Ptamela did not know her way I
was clear The sound of her own voice
had start ed her as much as it did her
enemy, .nd again she fled-this time
from he.-self. Too exhausted to run
long, she staggered on, and with bated
breath--skirted a dark and sullen
pool, to whose surface one ray of the
setting sun had penetrated, and shone
redly, like a malignant eye, and guided 1
more by the wild wood instinct than
by any sense of her own, she came to
the f ence that bounded her father'C
clearing. The little house lay dark in
the shodows, but light shone through
the open door, and fami!iar 'voices t
came like sweetest music to her ears. t
It was only a minute after this till t
she reached -the opening that served I
for a gate, and came through the dooi
just as her father and brothers, with
guns and lanterns were starting in
search of her.. A pallidspecter of. the
Pamela they "had last seen, with
bruised, fear-distorted face, her dress ['
torn wi:h briers, and stained with
swamp raud, her hands scratched and
bleeding, she sank into a chair ane
gasped 'the bear! on the traill"
The maples and lindens stood barF
and brown, and the pines wore snowy
wreaths on their heads .before' PamelE
again walked the trail that led to the
The petty, stubborn girl had almos
given her life for her waywardness,
Her roses and curls were gone, and in
their stead were a white face and close
cropped dark head.
But that "gawk" faithful Sam GoodI
sell, whispered to her theat she was as
"white aLnd pretty as the snowdrops in
mother's flower bed," and-this time
-was no)t snubbed ior his pains.
That zvinter the Coan and Goo dsel.
boys cut down the trees each side the
tra il, arnd made .a bros d road down
which they hauled the g.:eat pine loga
to the river. And this road, in mem- I
mtory of her adventure, they namedt
"Pamela's Walk." And thus 'it was
called until the pin(s were all laid low. a
and the forest gave place to grain tieldi
and orchards.-.-Detr oit Free Press.
They Are Curses to the Country.
Too much cannot be said against tht.
.nen of wealth who sacrifice everything t
to getting wealth. There Is not in the I
world a more ignoble character -than
'jthe mere money-getting American; in-.
sensible to every duty, regardless of
every principle, bent only on amassing.
a fortune, and putting his fortune only
to the basest uses-whether these be to
speculate in stocks and wreck railroads
himself. or to allow his son to lead a
life of foolish and expensive Idleness
and gross debauchery, or to purehase.
some scoundrel of high social position,
foreign or' native, for his daugchter.
Suh a man is only the more daingerous
If he occasionally does some deed like
ounding a college or endowing a
shurch, which makes those good peo
pe who are foolish forget his realE
IniquIty. These men are equally care
less of the workingmenl,'whom they op. It
press, and of :the State, whose exist- I'
~nce they imperil. Theie are not very
many of. tyein, but there is a i-ery greatj1
niuber of . mien who approach more
r. less closely- to the type, and, just in
ofar as they do so approach, they are
nrses to the'-country.-Foruim.
Miss'Blithely (interested in scIence,
-Can one get a shiock from a tele
Top Spiffkins '(intent on 'ethics)- J
That depends, my dear young lady, on
who Is talking at the other end.-HIan
Weather or Coffee?
Landlady--Is it cold enough for you-? 'o
Boarder (vindictively)-Do you mean
the coffee? j
Every sweet thing finally makes you
:IRST UNITED STATES COINS.
] Brief Illustrated Sketch of the Ori- la
gin of Our National Specie. G
The United States mint was estab
ished and the money of account and a
Lational coinage authorized by act of
:ongress of April 2. 1792. On July 31,
.792, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, the
'foundation stone" was laid for the
irst United States mint building by i
)avid Ritterhouse, the first director of
ie mint The building stands at No. O
!9 North 7th street, between Market
tnd Arch streets, Philadelphia, an-1
vas completed on Friday, Sept. 7, 17V2. A.
)n the following Tuesday, Sept I 1
lie first purchase of metal was mad,
onsisting of six pounds of old copper at
.s 3d per pound.
In October,.1702. three presses were "
mt in and President Washington. it
is annual message to Congress of Nov.
. 1792, says:' "There has also been a .
mall beginning in the coinage of half- ,a
imes; the want of small coins in cir- il
-ulation calling the first attention to I1
hem." This piece has on the obverse n:
ientale bust, emblematic or liberty, a)
ind it is stated that Martha Washing- %
on sat to the artist while be was de- w
igniig- it. The silver from which It a
vas struck was furnished by Washing- it
on from his private plate. Only a a
mall number were coined, and it has d
low becolhe one of the rare coins of n
kmerica, but being unauthorized can I
ot be classed in the national series.' b
There appears to have been ,nothinh y
nore done at the mint In 1792, and the i
rear 1793 was devoted to experiment
ng on the copper coinage. The cent .
tnd half cent made their first appear
tnce this year, the former in a number
f designs,.but the Issue of all was very
mall' and all are rare. The year 1794
aw a very much larger Issue of copper
olns, and as the dies became worn out
r broken, new ones were engraved to
ake the place of the samelgeneral de
ign, but differing In details.' Fifty-six
arieties of 1794 cents have been dis
overed, showing a gradual transition
rom the type of 1793 to that fourid on
he cent of 1795. The year 1794 wit
kessed the beginning of our regular na
onal silver coinage, which was con
inued without -intermission for 100
'ears, some one or more denominations
Laving been issued every year. On
uly 18, the Bank of Maryland depos
ted in the mint a lot of French silver pD
oins, valued at $8,715.73%, and the W
Lrst silver dollars were delivered at W'
ho treasury on Oct 15, 1794, over 100 W
ears ago. The number coined was C.
,758, and they are now exceedingly pl
aluable. They were designed by Rob- to
rt Scot, first engraver of the treasury, p<
nd weighed 412Y2 grains, nine-tenths w
FIRST sILVER DOLLAR.
mre silver. Half dollars and half
imes wei'e also coined this year. The
Luarter dollar and the dime- did nol
.ppear til'1796. 1 l
GEORGE WALLACE JONES.
esides at Dubuque and Is the OldeslI to
Living Ex-United States Senator. i
Gen. George Wallace .Tones, of Dui-.t
uque, Iowa, is the oldest living 'ex-s
nied States Senator. Recently be ,th
.celebrated his 90th bi
~' birthday. He was hi
born in Vincennes, of
IdA pril .2. 2,
c- 804'.-Eis- inther'. d
John:Rice JTones. Ic
' \ was -born in Mer- ci:
In 1765. took three m
- -. diplomas from O0
I , - ford Univer'sity, N
a n~d graduated N
GEN. JoNvs. from Its law de-,
artment. He practiced law -In Lon-.
on. and coming to America located in I
~hiladelphia, upon .the- invitation of' E)
~enjamin Franklin, who was a- close t
riend. He removed to Louisville, Ky.,j
bence to Vincennes, w~here he was the~
.rst lawyer to practice. -
Here his son, George Wallace, wam
orn. *He entered Tranmsylvgtnia U'ni
'ersity,' Lexington, *'Ky., in 1S21, and]
'hile there served as sergeamt of Gen.
acksn's. body guard on that hero'
arcefrom Tennessee to Washingtont
a 823, and did similar service for the
arquis de Lafayette thie next year.
Le served during the Black Hawk war
s a soldier, was made a general. an'Il,
m 1848S, elected United States Senato:. "4
hen his term expired President Bsa- 00
hanan appointed him Minister to Co- 2
)bi,. from which he was recalled
cr alleged treasonable correspondence th
w'ithi Jefferson Davis at the outbreak "'
f the civil war. th
Gen. Jones has figured as principa by
r second in seven duels, the most in. th
resting of which was the affair of t
onor- between Jonathan Cilley, of be
lane, and William J. Graves, of K'en- 1st
ucky. in 1838, which arose from polit- wm
'al differences. Jones wvas Cilley's Ith
-nad 'The wansn were ries and 0(
.ch man fired three times. At the
st Cilley fell wounded to death. Thli
:eral was the last delegate to Con
1:s irlom thi Territcry of Michigar
d delegate from Wisconsin from 13'
18s9. commanded the militia of Wis
usin for a time. and for three year:
as itschief justice. To'GeorgeWallacE
>nce; belongs ihe distinction of narn
g the Territories of Wisconsin an,
Gen. Jones has known intimatelN
ost of the prominent. men-of the-conu
l. He was a Chesterfield in polite
ss and very popular. He was a class
ate at college of Jefferson Davis and
ichary Tiy!or; in Congress he was s
iend of John Quindy Adams, Andre
Lckson, John C. Fremont, Martin Var
airen and Franklin Pierce; he was the
xrtner in business enterprises of Dan.
I Webster; the colleague in the Housi
James K. Polk. John Bell, Abrahan
neoln, and in the Senate of Thoma!
Benton, Charleq Sumner, Stepher
Douglas, William H. Seward ant
THE HOOSIER POET.
imes Whitcomb Riley 'Was Once v
Farmer Boy-Uis Poetic Genius.
The tone of James Whitcomb Riley'a
)etry tells for itself that he was once
farmer boy. His father's home wa'
the old farming town of G.ceenfield
id., and there the lad grew up in the
idst of sweet, healthy country life
though the poet is apt to confes
ith a merry twinkle in his eye that he
as of little use in farming, yet, as he
Ids, "My father used to press us boy4
to the service in corn-plantin' time
id ,we went very loatlifully, at least, I
d." He tells frankly, too, that he wai
> scholar, for, as he confesses, "At 1
could not repeat the simplest school,
y speech without breaking. down
id rather than undertake it I dellber
ely chose to take a whipping."
After leaving school, says Farm and
JAMEs WEiTCoMB nILt.
ome, he begai to write tolocal Va
rs and his first appearance in print
as made in the Kokomo Tribune,
bere. a number of his dialect poems
re published under the name of John
Walker. It was not until the ap
.arance of Leonainie, which he gave
the world as a newly discovered
em of Edgar Allan Poe's, that Riley's
Drk began to obtain recognition in
erary circles. Then came a little vol.
ne of dialect poems, which were pro.
ssedly by B. F. Johnson of Boon, and
liowing it there appeared The Boss
irl, Afterwhiles, Pipes o' Pan and a
tndful of the sweetest poems unde'
e taking title Old-fashioned Roses.
Mr. Riley is a hard worker and pre
rs the unreasonable hours of night for
s labor. He is a warm-hearted.
nial, companionable man and in hi!
rsatility and mastery of the faulty
ery-day language of his countrymen,
never had an equal. His thoughte
e chaste and the human sympathy
d pure purpose that runs througli
s song is the true index of the man
id will be his best and most lastlny
'oduction and Cost of Aluminum
Concerning the amount produced and
e cost of producing aluminum, thE
)don -Grocers' Review says:
"The production of aluminum in,
eased from 50 tons in 1890 to 2,00'I
ns in-1892, and the price has dimin
ied in proportion. It was 60s per
und in 1SS6, 20s in 1889. and now it
about 1s 7d. When it is considered
at a pound of aluminum is so much
~ger than a pound of other metals
1k for bulk, it weighs about one-third
ordinary metals-this price cannot
called high. No aluminum is pro
ced in England now. Two compan.
were started in 188G-87, but the
emical process they employed is now
solete. All aluminum sold in the
irket is now made by the aid of
etricity. Thie largest factory is at
mhausen, in Switzerland. It is capa
Sof turning out 1,000 tons a year.
e second largest is in the south of
-ance. It turns out about G00 tons.
it a company has now been formed in
igland, and as the soldering diilicul
seems to be overcome, the metal wir
Slack in His Geography.
A curious incident regarding a strait
urred during the Russian war. I1
~uld have been ludicrous, if anything
a be ludicrous connected with w'ar.
mmodore Elliott was blockading a
issian squadron in the Gulf of Sagha
,on the east coast of Sibe'ria. Think
he had the Russians in a cul (1e sac.
complacently waited for them tc
ne out, as the water was too shallow
him to attack them. As the enemy
I not come out, he sent in to investi
te, and found, to his astonishment,
t Russians and ships had vanished.
hile he had been waiting for themu in
south they had quietly slipped cut
the north. teaching both him and
British Government a rather se
re lesson in geography, as it had
en thought that Saghalin was an
hmus; and they were totally una
re of a narrow channel leading from
gulf to the Sea of Okhotsk.-New
TRUE AMERICAN IDEAL&
M'a Words and Deeds of Good Men In
finence National Character.
We have examples enough and t
apare that tend to evil; nevertheless,
for our good fortune, the men who have
most Impressed themselves upon the
thought of the nation have left behind
them careers the influence of which
must tell for good. The unscrupulous
speculator who rises to enormous
wealth by swindling his neighbor; the
capitalist who oppresses the working.
man; the agitator who wrongs the
workingman yet more deeply by trying
to teach him to rely not upon himself
but partly upon the charity of individ
uals or of the State and partly upon
mob violence; the man in publie ife
who is a demagogueor corrupt and the
newspaper writer who fails to attack
hii because of his corruption, or who
slanderously assails him when he is
honest; the political leader who, cursed
by some obliquity of moral or of men
tal 'vision, seeks to produce sectional
or social strife-all these, though im
portant in their day, have hitherto
failed to leave any lasting impress up
on the life of the nation. The men who
.have profoundly influenced the growth
of our national character have been in
most cases precisely those men whose
influence was for the best and was
strongly felt as antagonistic to the
worst tendency of the age. The great
writers, who have written in prose or
1erse, have done much for us. The
great orators whose burning words on
behalf of liberty, of union, of honest
government, have rung through our
legislative halls, have done even more.
Most of all has been done by the men
who have spoken to us through deeds.
and not words, or whose words have
gathered their especial charm and sig
nificance because they came from men
who did speak in deeds. A nation's
greatness lies in Its possibility of
ichievement in the present, and nothing
helps it more than the consciousness of
achievement In the past.-Theodor'
Roosevelt, in the Forum.
Mrs. Williams always asserted tha
whenever her husband-proffered a rea
Bonable request, she complied with it
as promptly as possible. When asked,
on one occasion, what she meant by thii
teservation, she said with a laugh:
"Well, once in a while Mr. William"1
makes what I call an unreasonable re
quest. For instance, -he came home a
few days ago and said he had Ben a
woman on the street whose dress he ad
mired, and he wished I would have one
made just like it.
"'Tell me how it was made, and I
tertainly will,' I answered.
"'Oh, it was very simple,' he began
'The color was-well-it was one ol
those mixed goods, you know; brown, I
should say, or a sort of yellowish-gray,
with a figure of some sort, a spot, or
perhaps a small-strfipe, or it might have
been a check. It was made with a skirt
-just one skirt, I t'ink-and it had
a ruffling, or a band, or a-a-some
thing to brighten it, a little here and
there, more toward the bottom, I should
say, than the top-though I think there
was a little ornamentation of some sort
'.ound the top, too.
"'And the waist or Jacket, or what
:ver you choose to call it-that wat
perfectly plain, I think, except thait
there were a few frills about it, and a
contrivance of sopne sort about the neck
-nothing elaborate at all, but just
what would look neat and appropriate
I wonder if you catch my idea?' he in
quired, as he finished this lucid descrip
"Now that was-one of Mr. Willams
requests which I found it really impos
sible to gr-ant!"
The Origin of Point Lace.
A little known example of inventive
'genius in woman is that afforded by
Barbara U'ttman, of Saxony, and her
point lace so long in fashionable use all
over the world. She invented the pro
cess and apparatus for manufacturing
this beautiful handiwork, which has
since given employment to millions of
operators, and which, in its line, has
never been excelled. The apparatus
cooks like a long pincushion bristling
with pins arranged to outline the pat
tern or design. The operator manages
from ten to fifty peculiar spools, allow
ing the thread to feed over the pins
alternately, until the design is complet
ed. The spools or bobbins are purpose
ly of different colors, so as to be easIly
distinguishable. The process is slow
and difficult to learn. Miss Uttman
founded schools, where thousands
Larned it. Since her time, when inv-en
tive ability was rare, even among men,
her Ideas have been incorporated in
the construction of machinery by which
the lace Is produced at wonderful lower
rates, and yet Barbara Uttman's lace
utill surpasses all.
-No Sign of Regret.
A drill sergeant of a volunteer rege
inent, in drilling a squad whom he w:ts
instructing in the funeral exercise, said:
"Now, lads, I want to see how well y-o.i
ean do it. I'm going to walk thirough
the r-anks, and I wish you to .,uppost
'm the corpse."
He ordered the squad to rest on~ their
arms reversed and stand at ease. Then
e walked through the ranks and -id
dressed them as follows: "Your arm4
~re all right and your feet are all right,
but there is one thIng wanting. my
lads-you hadn't that look of regret on
your face that you ought to have whe'
r marpse walks past."-Tit-Bits.
Wonders of' the Desert.
The great Yuma Desert of Arizona
tas formerly a salt sea. Sea shells
and oysters 14 inches In diameter have
frequently been found at from ten
inches to two feet in the sand in vari,
ons parts of that desert.J
FIGS AND TH15TL.tA
B EFOR" a mal
can pluck fruit
from the tree of
life he has to be
Smore than a
Put a smile on
your face when
you go out for a
walk, and some
body will be
No man seeks
his best who does
.ot seek God first.
The first step toward the cross is re
Love never finds a burden that it does
not try to lift.
There is no risk so great as to delay
in seeking Christ.
Happiness is never found by those
who seek it on the run.
When the devil is most like a lion h6
looks most like a lamb.
St. Paul never backslid when he came
&o a poor boarding house.
God's plans are made for eternity, not
for the present moment,
The devil smiles when he meets. a
Christian with a long face.
The man who looks through cobwebs
vill see spiders eve-ywhere.
Sin tries to commit suicide when It
has to look itself in the face.
Gratitude can sing songs of praise
with an empty pocket
The saloon-keeper ruins other men,
out damns himself.
Whoever takes his first drink, does it
xtanding on the edge of the pit.
Heaven would have a black look it
ieen through the devil's telescope.
-Many people delude themselves Int
tbhiring that laziness is poor health.
The best equipment for the work of
Christ is a constant enjoyment of his
It is a sure sign that Christ is in the
house, when the devil makes a fuss in
No higher salvation can be declared
with the tongue than the heart can say
There Is hypocrisy in thanking God
for the-'bread and finding fault with
Men know that God can make worldk,
but they are slow to believe that He
Wanting to do rght will afmount to
little, unless we decide to do it with
God has declared that no. man shal
do the devil's work without reaping the
There is something wrong with the.
religion of the home where the children
Iate the Sabbath.
The right kind of a Christian life 1%
sure to make more than one sinner feel
uhamed of himself.
An angel would be unfit for heaven V!
he had to think the thoughts of a wick
ed man for an hour.
When you want to say a few wordtL
for God and have them count, don't do
#t with a long face.
-The man who does not love his neighs
bor as himself still throws banana
kns on the sidewalk.
A happy Christian in a cold church
has a fine chance to give the devil the
biggest kind of a backset.I
There are too many people who are
willing to do all the shouting and let
somebody else do all the work.
The man who claims that there is nc
such thing as an honest man, tells
others what he thinks of himself.
Who will have the highest place iit
Aeaven-the man who did the biggest
preaching or the one who suffered most
Many a man who feels good undet
tar preaching, goes right out of the
church to take somebody by the throat
end say: "Pay me what thou owest."
The World of Sunshine.
The tiny ray of sunlight which stok
in through the crack of the shutter
yesterday wrote with Its golden pen
these words upon the darkness within:
"There is a great big world of sun
shine, just like me, outside." Don't
keep sunshine barred out 'from your
soul. Open wide the shutters. Do not
Iterpret the meaning of life from the
darkness, but from the sunshine which
falls upon it.. The joy of yesterday,
which crept into your clouded life.
points you to a world that abounds
with it 'The satisfaction you felt to
day, upon doing that good turn for an
other, was as a drop to the ocean of
satisfaction -you will find if you mak-'
ivery other day just like this.
*hark Took the Ship's Log as Bath.
The log and part'of the linie of the
ark Jobii J. Marsh, now discharging
a cargo of salt at this port from Ragged
Island, is believed to be in course of
digestion in a shark's stoma.ch.' The
Marsh was beating her way north
through the Bahamas,-the home of the
man-eaters. when a pull almost strongr
enough to bring the vessel to a halt was
felt by all on deck. In looking aft the
line was seen disappearing down the
throat of a big shark. As the log is
made of copper and weighs several
pounds it is probably by this time mak
ing the sea monster feel somewhat un
Trust in God.
It is a wise providence that we can
ot see the future. We can see through
one p~ane of glass easily, but througl:
ten placed together we cannot see. yet
each is transparent. By living ada
at a time we get along well and all i:
clear, although we cannot see thr-ough
all the ipurposes of God concernig us.
News in Brief.
--Upper Tonkin, China, has wood
-A hen that catehes and eats mice is
4-he latest Kansas product.
-Originally the custom of raising the
fiat was a sign of submission.
-Manchester, Engaid, gets its water
supply nidety five niles away.
-In Poftugal the tobacco tax bringa
$500,000, the lan~d tax $8,500,000.
-The new catalogue of the British
Museum will contain 1,400,000 distinct
-Until about forty years ago the
Persian Lovernment levied a tax On
-Vernier, the young French-mathe
matical prodig3, is only eighteen yeark
--Paraidoxical as it may sound, there
are several varieties of lish that can
-A clay found near Clarence, Mo..
has been found to contain forty per
cent of aluminum.
- -Montenegro, having 3,600 squar.
miles, is aTmost ex-ictly three times. the
size of Rhode Isiand.
-Pilot balloons provided with sell
registering apparatus have been sent to
% height of 30,uOO feet.
-Or the 218,373 foreigners living in
Great Britaio, nearly one half, or 95,
153. reside m London.
-Uruguay and Nebraska. are o
nearly the same size, the former having
112, 00, the latter 76,000..
-The name of a steamship hailing
from Honolulu, Hawaii, is. Likelike
vronounced "le .ky leaky."
-A Thibetan tribe keeps a regulai
watch over c-meteries, who prays
%load when he sees a meteor.
-Anal sis proves the white- corn
has about one per cent, more muscle
forming elements than yellow.
-Safety matches that can be used
without a box are to be placed. on the
-arket by a German inventor.
-In a suit for the possession of a hog
at Powhatan, Kan., five lawyers were
-unpl)yed and the case cost $200.
In Greenland the "candle-fish' U
used as a lamp. It is about sa inches
!ong and burns for fifteen minutes.
-Glossometer3 are complicated in
truments which the French are usig
'or messuring the tongues of bees.
-At the Bombay, India, zoologiosi
gardens the skin of a sea serpent slzty
!our feet in length is on exhibition.
-Loftus Jones Parker of Washing
ton, who is thought to have two brams,
is twenty two inches around the head.
-Beloochistan was thus called be
cause the Belooches were the domi
nant tribe in its rivers, valleys and
-The sound of a bell which can be
heard 45,200 feet through the water
can be heard through the air -only 450
-The proportion of salt in sea water
is largost where the water is deepest,
but does not increase with the
-To prevent wrinkles the ladies ot
the court of Catherine de Medici wore
a forehead cloth tighty bound . on
-Verdi was a very handsome youth,.
and in spite of his four score years,
retains a large share of his former
-Counterfeit tickets, which were ao
repted in large numbers, have reduced
the dividend, of a Camden, N. J.,
-it is estimated by engineers thai
the leakage from the gas'plpes of Lon
ion equals nine per cent. -of the total
Corn taken south from a northern.
ocality will not do it at best until so
:limated, and southern corn taker
iorth fails to ripen.
A Baltimore syndicate contemplates
building a system of electric railways
:o connect a dozer of the largeattowns
in central West Vi:ginia.
-During the reign of Rich'ard ILI.
wood f'or burning cost in Londoi.
:tiirty cents a load; a load was what
:onid be carried by a hors..
-The Duchess of T.rk for some
rears has devoted a portion of her
eisure in the winter to the manufac
aure of clothes for the poor.
-Louisiana has the largest farm it.
he United States. It is 100 mailes
mne way and twenty flve the other.
r'he fencing alone cost $50,000..
-WVhen a student at the University
>f Bower the Emperor William stad.
ed the violia as a surprise :to his par.
ants, and became quite proticlent.
-In. Londion nearly 264. streets are
iamed after the Queen, while there are
241 Cross streets, 240 Albert streets,
212 Church streets, 191 Queen streets.
-Henry Van, Elten, In 1660, anticia
pated several inventions, believed to
be mod' rai. He describedl the air
gnin the, steam gun and the hydraulbe
-it is said that in. London aloni
-he-e are no fewer than .10,000: pro
tessional musicians of various-grades,
tnd thait more than half of them are
-Passenge.rs from the United-States
~or London can 'now take the'tai
eight on. the dock at'- Liverpool im
m~diately upon the ~arrival of -the
-Japanese shops are never verj
arge, so reely mre then- httle alcoves
~pen from the street. There is noth
og corresponding to ear genersi store
-To prevent the evaporation.of ~wa
:er in fire pails it has been discovered
~hat fifteen so twenty drops of oil will
fo.rm a coating sufficient to obviate the