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THE TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 18, 1905.
13 )()UW ' Mr. Samuel M. Gardenhire'3 new jnovel "The Silence of Mrs. Harrold" shows according to the critics who b.ave read both, a. marked advance over his first book "Lux Cruels. The latter had a ood sale In Topeka, largely no doubt because Mr. Gardenhire formerly lived here and has many Topeka friends who feJt a. curiosity to see what he could do In fiction and the "Silence of Mrs. Harold" Is also going very well at the booksellers and is repaying those who read It In Interest and enjoyment. It is a modern story, unlike Lux Cruris which was a tale of the Roman empire In which the apostle Paul figured, and the scene Is laid in New York city w here Mr. Gardenhire now lives. Famil iar New Tork places and people figure In the story.masqueradins under slight ly disguised names and the novel gives, altogether, a panoramic glimpse of con ditions in the American metropolis. The iWall street trusts and the theatrical trust, leading lights of the ultra smart Bet, as well as pleasing pictures of a jess notorious ana more agreeable so ctety. a popular young actress (is Ethel Etrrj-more meant?) a favorite matinee Fin s nero. a master of finance, a half crazed inventor and an amateur Bhor. Jock Holmes who unravels the tangled threads of the central plot are among the themes handled by Mr. Gardenhire la a broad, comprehensive and con vincing manner. The central theme Is Harrold's secret and the opening chap ters of the book which tell of her meet ing with John Harrold, his proposal of marriage and her refusal of It unless ene be taken on her own terms of a "sight unseen" contract, her past as Irrevocably buried as his own are among tha most interesting in the book. Mrs. Harrold presents her side of the argument with a degree of legal acumen astonishing in a woman. But when you remember that the author of the book is a law student of no mean at tainment you realize that his charming heroine has advantages In that respect which many charming heroines lack. The book has faults mostly of con struction. It is somewhat labored In style and there Is a ponderosity in the presentation and development of the themes which makes you think of Dis raeli's works and others which made the beginning of the novel's historv. The book is real enough as far as the plot and action are concerned but the char acters talk in a somewhat stilted and affected manner. Of course that is no objection to some people who think the characters of a novel should talk book Ishly. Mr. Gardenhire manages the chorus part of his work very well but his dialogue could be improved upon. However "The Silence of Mrs. Harrold" Is a very readable story and well worth one's time. "The Silence of Mrs. Harrold." Harper & Bros., New York. Price, 11.50. "John Brown the Hero," is the title of a little book just published that will Interest especially the students of Kan sas history. The author is Dr. J. W. Winkley, of Boston, whose name is closely identified with the stormy days of Kansas.though he was a citizen of the territory but two years, 18f6 and 1857. Ha lived on the Pottawatomie but not near the scene of the frightful tragedy in which five pro slavery men were mercilessly slaughtered at the direction of Brown the one unexplainable act that mars the fame of this heroie character. Dr. Winkley makes no attempt to go Into details and his mention of the Pot tawatomie incident is brief indeed but what he tells he tells well and it bears the stamp of reality. Any one would know that he was at one in and a rart of the bloody days when John Brown and other strong hearted men fought tha battle for the freedom of Kansas. The battle of Osawatomie is briefly described and the tremendous odds against the free state defenders is vivid ly brought out. The murder of Freder ick Brown, son of the emancipator Is not dealt upon but the author tells how he saw the aged and grizzled father standing bowed with grief but resolute at tne side or the dead body of his son in the Adair cabin. Here is an extract from the description: "As Brown bent over the lifeless form of his boy, there was not a word of complaint from his lips nor any look of revenge on his face only deep, silent grief, and falling USED ROUND THE WORLD Ulaiter Sato a Ca:s Iiocolate and yocoa LOOK FOB THIS T ADS-MARK ARK nze. World's Fair St. i-ods Grand Pi Walter Baker & Co. Ltd. Ejtafcufcd 17S0 Dorchester, Mass. a r HIGHEST AWARDS IN EUROPE AND AMERICA Q3h KJ& The !'! r' Oil vi tears, and humble rubmisslon to the Almighty will. Then he hurried away to the morrow's duty after expressing his wishes as to the disposal of the re mains 01 nis son." An exceedingly interesting chapter is the reproduction of a speech that Brown delivered to several Missourians held as prisoners. The men who knew and acted with John Brown are fast passing away and tne oniy regret upon reading Dr. Winkley's little book is that he did not make it more comprehensive in detail. The volume is well printed and substantially bound in cloth. There is an introduction by F. B. Sanborn, the well known authority on John Brown. It is made to sell for S5 cents. The James H. West company of Boston are the publishers. "The Mysterious Mr. Sabin" is the title of Mr. E. Philips Oppenheim's new novel, just published by Little, Brown & Co. of Boston. Mr. Oppen heim is a master of intrigue as ap plied to the novel. He is a specialist and does his work well. There are few readers who are not pleased with the mysterious in literature, who do not enjoy an hour or two in the con templation and study of a well con structed plot which has to do with the ingenuity of the human mind. That is why Mr. Oppenheim's books are al ways popular and that is why "The Mysterious Mr. Sabin" will please the majority of readers. Mr. Sabin is a Frenchman of title, who has always been involved in diplomatic intrigue, in which he usual-, ly has been successful. His last ven ture and about this the interest of this novel centers is in arranging a conflict between Germany and Eng land, by which It is hoped tht the en tire English navy will be annihilated through the use of an invention of; which Mr. Sabin is the author. As a reward for his services he asks as a fee the conquest of France Jjy Ger many, and the restoration to power of a branch of the royal family of which his niece is a member, and whose marriage to another member of the royalty seems to be a possible means of reuniting France in a monarcnicai government. With this plan Mr. Sabin visits Eng land, accompanied by his niece, the Princess Helene Frances de Bourbon, and enters into negotiations with both the powers of Germany and Russia. He finally determines that Germany is the best tool for the furtherance of his plans, and attempts to deceive Russia concerning his purpose. In the course of his residence in England he is compelled to show some recog nition to Lord Wolfenden, who de fends him from an assault from a political enemy. The introduction of Lord Wolfenden to Helene is the first obstacle to the plans of Mr. Sabin, for the young Englishman is captivated by the charms of the princess and frankly states that in spite-of the 00 lections of Mr. sabin, he intends to win her. The princess is not entirely insensible to the attentions of Lord Wolfenden, but her engagement from patriotic motives to a member of the royalty of France cannot be easily for gotten. In the meanwhile Mr. Sabin pursues his course of intrigue in a manner that would do credit to all of the vil lains of romance or stage life, and in the development of this widespread intrigue, the author has shown' won derful imaginative powers. TJnfortu nately, however, Mr. Sabin had at one time joined a society of nihilists, and the Russian powers, finding that he Is treating with Germany, join hands with the nihilists, who demand the destruction of ail his plans, writings, and models, and the abandonment of his alliance with Germany. Reluctant ly Mr. Sabin withdraws from the com pact with Germany, and the plan to secure for his niece the throne of France is defeated. The Princess Helene. finding that her marriage to the Prince of Ortren3 will not benefit the political condition of France, promptly renounces her bethrothal, and announces her en gagement to Lord Wolfenden. Mr. Sabin is at last compelled to- counten ance this new arrangement, and hav ing raised by his plots embarrass ing conditions between Germany and England, is forced to seek an asylum in the United States. The less said about illustrations in the book the better. BOOK NOTES. Various Items Abont Books That Ar Attracting Attention. It is customary with many great critics to refer to Swinburne as the greatest living poet. It is doubtful whether many can be found who would dispute the phrase. Other living men have written single poems that stand out, but there is no poet today to com pare with Swinburne. He is a strange ly interesting figure. This little des cription of him by a friend is worth recording: "He lives in possession of his needs. Bounded on all sides by the best books, enjoying the close compan ionship of the truest friend ever given to a man of genius, and finding in a j long walk at postman's pace a full j satisfaction for the body's craving after exercise, ne lives through the twilight of his days in a greater security and under the spell of a deeper peace than he knew In the boisterous dawn of his lite. He loves literature, and is loyal to her. The best books, and only the best, he devours with increasing de light. He knows nothing of second rate literature. The names of kings and queens in that division of the kingdom are unknown to him. With the best books, a little walking exer cise, conversation with his friend, and a dally interest in the politics of the world, he lives the simple life as he sees it, and is well content." Margaret Hill McCarter of Topeka, is writing a two-volume history of Kansas. The book will be published in Nebraska. The report of the Imperial library at Tokio, Japan, for the year 1903 throws much light on the character of Japanese reading. Of the books called for in the year, 167.000, or 21.6 per cent related to mathematics, 20 per cent to literature and language, 18 per cent to history and geography, anT the remainder to theology, art, industries. ar, and other serious Slit ters. Fiction does not appear in the list. Ainslee'g for March contains an es say in which the element known as "human Interest" is predominant. It deals with the question of the expendi ture of money, brains and nervous en ergy attending the giving of a week end party in smart society, and is called "The Prodigality of the Week En d Party." It is a unique subject, and the theme is haneled in such a way as to make it intensely Interesting- The Macmillart company, nii'-'-ers of Robert Herrick's noteworthy novel. "The Common Lot," are just bringing out the eighth edition of that work, with a. new cover, more appro priate than rthe first, showing the architect's tools, triangle, compass and square, on a shield inclosed in a wreath, suggesting the book's deeper theme, work and the moral value of conscience in its performance. "The Return of Sherlock Holmes' is expected in a few days from the press of McClure, Phillips & Co., and his reappearance is one of the most novel and daring feats of literature. Sherlock Holmes is without doubt one of the most universal favorites in fic tion, having his friends in the kitchen as well as in the drawing room. In the stable as well as in the library. His name, and what It stands for, has become a part of the English vocabu lary, and his return will no doubt be welcomed with genuine delight. It will be remembered that when the play of "Sherlock Holmes" was pro duced in New York some years ago a bit of lovemaking not in the book was introduced by the dramatist to round out the story. Two small boys watched the performance breathlessly at one of the matinees and with vigorous ad miration until the love scene was deli cately intruded, whereupon one of them leaned back in his chair for the first time during the performance and said: "Oh, that rot always gives me a pain. I don't think they've any right to spoil a good book with such stuff." Charles T. Stewart's book, "The Fug itive Blacksmith" was published by the Centuary company today. It Is in teresting to know that this man of 37 has held steadily to an ideal of author ship since boyhood, though a wandering life was forced upon him for many years. For the last 12 years he has been an engraver in Chicago, part of the time an official of the Photo-Engravers" union. He has put into the book, it is said, many experiences gained in his enforced pillar-to-post life; and a strong mingling of humor, pathos, and human interest is promised the reader. Hamlin Garland's new novel, "The Tyranny of the Dark," which is run ning serially In Harper's Weekly, is written on lines new not only in Mr. Garland's own work, but In fiction gen erally. It Is a story of which the cen tral motive deals with occult mysteries and influences, as they concern a charming young girl who Is the invol untary subject of them. How these in fluences involve the fortunes and love affairs of the girl and her two suitors is told by Mr. Garland with vivid and dramatic effect. The March Century will contain a new and interesting portrait of Presi dent Roosevelt from a stereograph by Underwood & Underwood of New York. The picture shows the president, in mountain garb, at Glacier Point, Yose mite Valley, and was taken during his recent visit to California. Frenzied finance has pressed the but ton for some rhyme-making machine and produced "Lawsonized Lyrics," by "Jyngo." The Jingles are in various meters, many of them parodies of well known poems, and they celebrate Mr. Lawson's recent actions. The best thins about the book is the way these verses are illustrated. The name of the artist is not given. The little book is publish ed by the H. M. Caldwell company of Boston. No more savory body of biographical material has appeared for a long time in any American magauine than the Leland papers, now appearing in the Atlantic Monthly, dealing with the life of Charles Godfrey Leland, author of "Hans Breit mann." The preliminary account of Hans Breitmann in the January number gave us, among other hitherto unknown gems, the following new verse for Hans Breit mann s well known Dany : Hans Breitmann gife a barty, Gott's blitz vot foon we had! Ve blayed at Kuss im Ringe Dill de gals vos almost mad! And ven indo de gorner By Tilda I vos dook. Mine eyes vos boost in Thranen To dink how schweet she look." Now in the February number Mrs. Pen nell, his niece, presents a most admirable account of Hans Breitmann as Romany Rye, made up of the interesting and ro mantic experiences of Leland in the first hand study of gypsy life and lore. It is announced that the series will conclude with two installments of Interesting and important correspondence between Le land and the foremost men of the time. For those who wish to know more about Maxim Gorky, the Russian writer who has put his life in peril through his efforts in -behalf of the people before, and during the St. Petersburg "massacre of the innocents," there is a detailed life to be had In English. It is written by E. J. Dillon, the well known English traveler and journalist, who had unusual facilities tor Ratnerine nis material, bota from Oorky himself, and his friends. In view or recent events tne mography of this man born practically in the gutter, reared among the lowest and most vicious surroundings a tramp until almost mid dle life who has now won himself a pro fessorship in literature at a leading Rus sian university, is of peculiar interest. A new book by Andrew Carneeie is an nounced by Messrs. Doubleday. Page & Co. It will be a life of James Watt, and will be brought out at the end of Marrh. Mr. Carnegie lias been busily engaged on this book for the past six months, begin ning It at Skibo castle during his usual visit there last summer. "The Life of James watt will De unlike any of Mr. Carnegie's other books in that it is a se rious biography. There will be no pro liminary maeaBine publication of this bi ography, nor will Mr. Carnegie permit it to re published subsequently in any SKI iiXl 1U1 III. A translation of the "Guide for th Per. plexed of Moses Maimonides. the irrsof jewisu meuiosian ana pmiosopner, is an nounced by Messrs. E. P. Dutton & Co Tg English version has been made direct from Arabic original bv lir. w TTriori- aender. who also furninhe an u luuununiaes me. It Didn't Como OfT. It was in the Arlington; they were from Ohio, and from Cincinnati at that. As usual when men from the Buckeye state get together, politics and things political were largely the topics of con versation. Some one got to telling of Senator Foraker, and mention of him evoked a story from Henry M. Burt, of Dayton, Ohio. It was connected with the senator's first election. He was then the honorary president of a marching club which possessed the fin est brass band In the state. On the announcement of his election, the club Immediately called a meeting, and passed resolutions that in effect were a glad, proud exultation that the Hon. Joseph B. Foraker had been elected senator, and in his triumph they, too, triumphed. "Therefore be It resolved. That we, the Blank Marching club of Cincinnati, go in a body on March 4 to Washington, and also be It resolved, That at the present moment when the Hon. Joseph Foraker takes the oath whereby he becomes senator, this club shall march down the center aisle of the senate chamber, headed by the band, playing "Hail to the Chief.' " And the narrater of this incident af firms that the club to this day doesn't understand why their programme map ped out didn't come off. Washington Post. i "What do women want in men?" de mands Robert Hichens In The Gentle woman. He asks Lucas Malet to an swer the question, but perhaps there will be no objection to some one else having a try at it, especially as Mr. Hichens is not likely to hear about it. Mr. Hichens thinks women ought to like unselfishness, solicitude, and a greater humbleness in men but his ob servation has been that the selfish, care less and conceited men are often adored by women. "Upon my word," he goes on to say, "It sometimes seems to me as if women think a man unmanly when he is unselfish, as if they think less of him than of the trampling, selfish tyrant who orders them about, and will not let them do anything they want to do, unless It also happens to be what he wants to do." Although Mr. Hichens confesses that he Is only a blind groper after truth and begs for light upon a mystery too deep for his comprehension it must be owned that the foregoing sentence proves that he is at least "warm." Wo men at least many women do like the masterful man. It is a survival of the prehistoric ante-social conditions when a man won a woman with a club and the woman liked it. They still like it, or the modern equivalents of the club. "I don't want a man to beat me," said a clever young woman who visited in Topeka a few seasons ago, "but I wouldn't feel that I loved him unless I was sure that he could beat me and I would still love him." Brutality, more or less polished, according to their class, still wins with many women. Perhaps It is not too much to say that it has its attraction for all women If it Is not re vealed in a. manner shocking to their prejudices and their notions of what is due them as women. Of course they don't admit that they like brutality. But most of them will tell you that they like a "gentle master." They all scream out at the suggestion of what they call a "sissy." Just the same a whole lot of them marry what other women call "sissies" and they make quite satisfactory husbands, too, it seems. But that brings us to another con sideration of this subject one that should have been taken up at the be ginning really and that is, what in a lover pleases a woman often displeases her in a husband. The same is doubt less true of sweethearts and wives and this may explain the great difference often to be noted between the first and second choice of a man or woman who marries a second time. So perhaps Mr. Hichens would be surer of a compre hensive and dependable reply to his question if he put it this way: What does a young, inexperienced and roman tic woman like in a man? And in what respects do her tastes differ from those of an older, more practical and exper ienced woman. In other words, what's the difference in a woman's opinion of men before and after taking? Not that a woman changes so much. It some times seems doubtful if we change at all if we are not to the end of time, for all the preaching and the praying, the striving or the drifting, the varied in fluences, good and bad among which we are thrown, what we were at the begin ning. It is a -difficult question, this question of our moral and ethical des tiny. Perhaps, at the last analysis, we must all more or less declare our con victions in the Calvin paradox. But "a burnt child dreads the fire and the woman who has loved and worshipped at the feet of a selfish tvrant and has suffered through that blind and ignorant devotion, and finally recovered from it, if one ever really does recover from such things, will look with a sharpened eye upon her later lovers. The masterful qualities of the first will repel her If they are evinced in just the same man ner in another. Often in the violence of reaction qualities quite different from those of the first man will appeal to her. She will fall in love with the very opposite of the one who first attracted her or at least marry him you can never really tell when a woman is In love and indeed how could you expect to when she doesn't know herself? It is safe to say though to Robert Hichens or any other seeker after truth, that no woman likes a "sissy" man. Of course they marry them. Beggars and women can't be choosers. But no woman, no real woman, likes the man who is small, petty, exacting, "persnickety," as some of the girls say. And although younger women, girls at the caramel and matinee hero stage, admire, as Mr. Hichens has observed, the "selfish, trampling tyrant." the older woman, the woman of judgment and experience with human character, likes him no bet ter than she does the "sissy." This doesn't sav either, that she doesn't fall in love with him. because the wisest women Is easilv fooled. If a man is big and manly looking and has fine eyes and a well-shaped head, evidence of brain and courteous manners It Is hard to believe that he may be at heart a cad and a coward whom only a close acquaintance will reveal in his true light. Under such circumstances de ceived by his fair-seeming and his fine talk, a woman may fall In love with such a man, and after she Is in love and the harm is done she may keep on lov ing him, especially If "he has a con stant and affectionate disposition, even after she sees him as he is, understands the selfishness, the brutality, the heart lessness of his nature. But on that ac count don't Imagine that she likes and admires the selfishness, the brutality and the heartlessness. She puts up with them and makes the best of them because she is a woman a strange creature with a dog-like devotion, lick ing the hand that strikes her. But it is only the unselfish woman who is capable of an affection of that sort The selfish woman rarely marries a selfish man. They don't get that far; or if they do it is a brief experiment soon ending in the divorce court. The masterful woman marries the "easy" man. The affectionate submissive wo man, the tyrant. Of course she is game and declare.! sv vouldn't have any other kind. But if she is a woman of perception and judgment she soon dis covers that his selfishness is not manli ness nor his bullying propensities strength. We have, then, the pathetic spectacle of the woman who has made a mistaken union who has given her heart for all time and irrevocably, to a man whom she can no longer admire and respect to one whose faults she must overlook and forget, daily sacrific ing her ideals to her womanly affection which must still cling and cling because he is a woman, even though she finds her support to be only a straw. But what would such a woman like in a man. If her heart wwe hers to give? a woman of deep affection, rich emo-! tion, unswerving constancy, and withal Judgment, experience, appreciation of WOMEN. the best and finest qualities of man hood? Well, she wouldn't go to the other extreme and like a "sissy," you may be sure of that. She would still remain true to her early worship of manliness, courage, honor, determina tion and force of character. But O, for the courage and honor and manliness that reveal themselves in living, not in talking, not in posing, not in grand stand plays. There is so much of that. She would like a man of true humility. After all Isn't conceit the most irritat ing and disagreeable of the lesser crimes? She would like a man who was truly unselfish not merely the possessor of a habit of courtesy and consideration which wears off on close acquaintance. She would like a man of broad ideas, Just and fair, and strictly honest in his dealings with wo men as well as men, gentle, affection ate, chivalrous, capable of fine senti ment not sentimentality and with a high principle and philosophy of life actuating him In every relation and un der all circumstances. In his work as well as in his lighter moments, in the world as well as In his home. I do not think she would care how such a man looked nor what he did, from what sort of family, he came, nor how much money he had. And of course we know that such men exist. Haven't we read about them in all the "lady nov elists' " books? Bob's friend looked around him ad miringly. "And by Jove!" he exclaim ed, "this used to be your bachelor quar ters, didn't It? Say, you lucky dog, ifa different now, has a home touch. Ah, that's the woman of it, eh?" Bob nod ded, smiled, and there was a far-away look in his eyes. "To think," went on the friend, "this place that you used to believe cramped for yourself and pipes holds two now. with a lot of happiness besides." And again Bob nodded and turned that far-away look into his friend's eyes. "Same old whisky chest, eh?" laughed the friend, and the mar ried man's far-away look deepened. "She keeps her hats In It," Bob re turned, and It was his friend's turn to do the far away. The married man stretched out his legs. "Say, go take a look at the bath room, will you?" he said slowly. The friend did. The wall over the tub was lined with shelves, rows on rows of hats, bottles and "things." The window sill was Jammed with milk bottles, a small gas stove, three orange3 as stove, inree orangea and some paper bags. Across the tuo was an irnninsr board. Under the mirror a shelf groaned with serried ranks of cold cream and rejuvenator in jars ana bottles. A hot water bag hung con spicuous. Handles of sauce pans peep ed from under the tub. A- palm in basin of water stood under the towel rack.- and two large clothes baskets Worked the eaneway. A pair of cor sets hung over the towels, and but hew the friend dashed out. Silently the two men drank their whisky (that came from out among the hats), and there was a far-away look in their eyes both of 'em. Clara Belle in the Cincinnati inquirer. Each change that revolutionizes the fashionable -toilette causes the corsetleres to be busy. It is a lime nara iu unu.--stand how they can be more occupied dur ing the next three months than they have during the three that have Just passed, but that they will be called upon to exert their utmost efforts in the cause of beauty, s it is exemplified by the new wasp-waist figure, is a certainty. It was thought that Just poesibly the more slender waist that was introduced at the beginning of the autumn would prove to be a passing freak on fashion s part, but it is now quite certain that this is not so, and that the determination of the modish woman to possess a graceful waist measurement and an elegant figure is adamantine in its quality. The new corset has all the elegance of ene thnt the straieht-fronted one pos sessed with the modelinE and grace of the stay that preceded it. it is very lucky that this is so. Had It been otherwise, girls would ha'e viewed with horror the edict that has gone forth that the waist must be small if the figure Is to look smart. The new corset Is higher above the w&lst than its predecessor, but not so rteen below, pna m some cases 11 even ends t the waist, though the staymakers do not advise such a model as this, except tor girls with naturally very small waists. PrpMiir wher nressure is needed is arranged at the sides and back in order to give the figure tnai ningea ana lissome IOOK mat IS consiaerea a yuini yi uctuivj. Retribution. First Suburbanite "The reincarnation tneory is a queer iaea. Second Suburbanite "Very. If it Is true, I think that you and I, in some previous ctuti. nf existence, must have been un scrupulous real estate speculators who tried to beguile people Into owning their own homes. Brooklyn lue. THE VALUE OF CHARCOAL Few People Know How Useful It Is In Preserving Health and Beauty. Nearly everybody knows that char coal is the safest and most efficient dis infectant and purifier in nature, but few realize its value when taken into the human system for the same cleans ing purpose. Charcoal is a remedy that tne more you take of it the better; it is not a drug at all, but simply absorbs the gases and impurities always present in the stomach and intestines and carries them out of the, system. Charcoal sweetens the breath after smoking, drinking or after eating onions and other odorous vegetables. Charcoal effectually clears and Im proves the complexion, it whitens the teeth and further acts as a natural and eminently safe cathartic. It absorbs the injurious gases which collect in the stomach and bowels; it disinfects the mouth and throat from the poison of catarrh. All druggists sell charcoal In one form or another, but probably the best charcoal and the most for the money is in Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges; they are composed of the finest powdered Willow charcoal, and other harmless antiseptics in tablet form or rather in the form of large, pleasant tasting lozenges, the charcoal being mixed with honey. The dally use of these lozenges will soon tell In a much Improved condition of the general health, better complex ion, sweeter breath and purer blood, and the beauty of it Is, that no possible harm can result from their continued use, but on tne contrary, great Dene fit. A Buffalo physician in speaking of the benefits of charcoal, says: "I ad vise Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges to all patients suffering from gas In stomach and bowels, and to clear the complex ion and purify the breath, mouth and throat; I also believe the liver is great ly benefited by the daily use of them: they cost but twenty-five cents a box at drug stores, and although in some sense a patent preparation, yet I be lieve I get more and better charcoal in Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges than In aey of tfe ardinarv charcoal table U." RELIGIOUS THOUGHT. Gems Gleaned From tbe Teachings of All Denominations. Christ came into the world not to tell us what Is right, but to give to our right doing the right flavor. Rev. Dr. Frank Crane, Unitarian, Worcester, Mass. TRIBUTE! TO NEWSPAPERS. The newspaper Is the sentinel on the outpost of the camp, always watching, never slumbering. It acts as the safe guard of society. And it is our duty to watch that sentinel and see that it does not sleep at the pos. Rev. Dr. John Clarence Lee, Untversallst, Phila delphia. SACRAMENTAL POINT OF VIEW. All things about us, all phenomena, even capital and labor and Its conten tions, can be considered from the sac ramental point of view and spiritual lessons drawn from them. Rev. T. F. Seymour, Episcopalian, Peoria, 111. OPTIMISM IN RELIGION. The spirit of optimism Is softening the asperities of religion, civilizing the human idea and supporting God, rob bing the grave of its terrors, relieving life of many of its burdens and teach ing all to see good in everything. Rev. Dr. J. E. Roberts, Church of This World, Kansas City, Mo. THE VALUE OF OBEDIENCE. The parent who does not compel his child to respect and obey him commits a sin In the sight of God and must suffer the consequences. The child that is not taught the lesson of obedience to his parents will become a nuisance in society and a curse to the world. Rev. A. R. Holderby, Methodist, Atlanta, Ga. AMERICA AND LIBERTY. When labor is free and when capital Is free, when combinations on either side are put down by an aroused pub lic opinion and equality of rights for all men is established In the social and in dustrial realm, then, and not till then, shall liberty in America attain its per fect development. Rev. Dr. W. .W. Boyd, Baptist, St. Louis. VALUE OF A DEVOTED FRIEND. A poor man may be said to be rich In the midst of his poverty bo long as he enjoys the interior sunshine of a de voted friend. The wealthiest of men on the contrary, is poor and miserable if he has no friend whom he can grasp by the hand and to whom he can dis close the secrets of his heart. Cardinal James Gibbons, Roman Catholic, Bal timore. SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH. Church organisations are a necessity for the maintenance of worship and the promulgation of religious teaching, but a church organization should never be used to bring any pressure to bear di rectly or indirectly upon any man to hinder him in his honest search for truth or in hie honest expression of . . to h th truth Rev. . Kratzer. Universallst. Fitchburg. Mass. SOCIALISM AND MISERS. While the socialism which would make all men exactly alike as to the possession of wealth is wrong, a little socialism which would hang every miserly man, not in the orthodox way, but upside down by the feet, so that money might run out of him for the poor and the unchurched and the heathen, would be a good thing. Rev. Dr. Charles Herald, Congxegational- 1st, Brooklyn. MAN'S SUPREME NEED. The supreme need of mankind is con version to religion, to the spiritual point of view, to an appreciation of what Is most worthy of the name religion as human asset a conversion to the spir itual point of view, an estimate of re ligion not apart from practical life, but as a force in forming and sublimating It all, the innate force, if it is not denied or ignored, making for nobility and for the noblest way of doing all things. Rabbi Charles Fleischer, He brew, Boston. THE BIBLE AS A CHARTER OF FREEDOM. The present applicability of the moral principles of the Bible to human me verifies its divine authorship. Biblical morality has been placed under tre mendous strain but has been sufficient to bear it. Individuals following its di vine directions have become illustrious saints. Nations, so far as they have accented the Bible, have found it a safe charter of freedom, a sure guide to success. The missionary has proved the power of Scripture to lift men out of a savage state into civilization. The Bible is the source of the purest, sim plest, strongest morality the world has ever seen. Rev. Dr. Marcus a. crown son, Presbyterian, Philadelphia. THE URGENT LIFE. Urgent, our Lord tells us, was his life. He Is the example of all true living. These lives of ours, shortened now ny the measure of another year, should be urgent also. There ought to be in every life the urgency of the feeling of being sent. This was in the life of Jesus. "1 must work the works of him that sent me. There ought to be in every lite tnat urgency of a sense of obligation. "I must work the worts of aim that sent me, said Jesus. How '..'.is uigency of obliga tion will prevent the careTcs and aimless frittering of our swiftly passing and only life in thi3 orM There ought to be in every life tha urtsency of the need of in stant seizure of opportunity. Thtife w.is this in the life of Jesus. "I must work the works of him that sent me while it is dav," said Jesus Opportunity comes, but does not wait. "Seize her by the fore lock," said Thomas Carlyle; "she has no back hair." There ought to be in every life the recognition of the urgent fact of the end There was in the great life. The night cometh in which no man can work," said Jesus. But the ending night here shall oe sunrise in tne oeiier coun try if we shall have been urgently true to the great trust of life here. And there is forgiveness for past failures in Jesus Christ. Rev. D. Wayland Hoyt, Baptist, Philadelphia. THE TEMPLE OF LIFE. The main work for Solomon's temple was trie nicaen worK tne cuuing, me chiseling, the shaping down there in those subterranean quarries. And the man work for the temple or the lire is work withdrawn and secret, back in the chambers of one's imaginings, lovings, wlllings. Down there in the subterra nean quarries was the place to lay the plummet line upon the stones for that temple which shone on Mount Moriah. Back in the withdrawn places of one's imagining, loving, willing, is where to lay the plummet line upon the stones of deeds which must go to form the temple of the life. Rev. Dr. Wayland Hoyt, Baptist, Philadelphia, ADVICE FOR THE NEW YEAR. The chances are that with most of us 1905 will be largely a repetition of the year just closed. When we come close ohme to ourselves, though we fancy we have it In our power to make ourselves precisely what we will, the chances are we snail continue 10 oe jusi wnai we hRve been. Most people talk about turn ing over a new leaf, but the writing on the new leaf look3 strangely familiar as we get toward the bottom of the page. When we consider our mental character istics as the years have gone on, we have only intensified, the most of us, our inherited natures. You can cultivate a new interest. 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