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Cowboy Mullen's Novel Method of Saeving Men's Souls "Instead of leading in the singing of h'eaven Is my Home,' I will now tame Flying Devil, a vicious broncho owned by Brother Smith." This is the way Evangelist William Mullen, the cowboy evangelist now touring the principal cities, begins his meetings. The Rev. Mr. Mullen com blnes the art of breaking wild horses JA ' EVANGELIST MUILLEN IN HIS IIORSE-TAMING ACT. with that of saving wayward souls. He says religion nowadays has to have pome side attraction, and the large tbrowds that he draws leads to the ponclusion that he is right. He says human nature is human nature, no matter where you find it, and that horse nature is "plagued human," when you study the disposition of a bronoho. Evangelist Mullen holds his meet ings in the open air, in places that gives him ample scope for his eques trian exhibitions. When he appears upon the platform that is his pulpit he is not a very ministerial looking fgure. He wears a corduroy coat, "chaps," a sombrero, and high-heeled boots. The evangelist offers a prayer and then takes off his coat. The broncho Is led up in front of the space reservwd for the anxious bench, and the audi ence is immediately interested. Men and women form a ring at a safe dis Lance from the untamned steed. There La much craning of necks, but the preacher reminds every one that it is a religious meeting, and that order must prevail. Then he takes from its place on the table beside the Bible a small rope. lIe approaches the bron cho, which eyes him suspiciously, and sets its hoofs i. a manner that shows It is getting ready to buck. Mr. Mul len pats the horse's nose until the an imal begins to expect a piece of sugar or a handful of oats. At this point he steps to the table and takes up a halter that he conceals behind his back, while he returns to the bl:o cho and resumes his caressing m.in ner. Just as the men are becoming im patient to see some contest of strength the evangelist slips the halter over the horse's head. The broncho is taken by surprise. It casts a reproachful glance at the preacher and kicks vi ciously. Confidence has been betrayed and It snorts as if it would like to make the second part of the evan gelist's program a failure by fixing the preacher so that he would not be able to appear in public for a month. But Mr. Mullen is calm and confident. He steps to one side of the horse,and, after stroking the animal's tail, he braids the rope into it, wrapping the, end tightly. Then he produces another rope or two, and the crowd wails pa tiently to see him try to ride. In less than ten minutes the evangelist is ready to vault upon the broncho's back. As he takes the halter and shouts "Get up!" there is much enthu siasm. Men press around the ring and tell one another that the "sky pilot" knows his business, and that he ought not to waste his time on pe."ons when he knows what he can do with horses. After fini.:hing his fer.t tihe evangelist puts on his coat, wipes his heated brow with his handkerchief, and says his topic will be "Going to Hell at a 2:20 Gait." IIe h s a keen eye and a pleasant face, and when he opens the Bible to road a few versces Judgment Monntaln. In Jamaica there is a mountain, be tween Kingston and St. Thomas in the east, on the south side of the island, which bears the name of Judgment mountain, or Mt. Sinai, because of the awtul catastrophe which occurred ther.. in 1692, by an earthquake. In the district of FSt. Andrew only one house was left standing. A mountain some 4,000 feet high was cleft perpen dicularly for 800 or 1,000 feet from the summit, as smoothly cut as the house wife's knife could cut down through of scripture there is not a person In the audience who has the hardihood to walk away before the sermon. There is something in the preacher's manner that forbids any trifling. His exhibi tion of what he can do with a horse has caused people to respect him. William Mullen was a Texas cowboy for years. None of his companions on the range could swing a lasso or ride a fractious horse as he could, and he' won much fame even in Texas for his horsemanship. His fame traveled so far that Buffalo Bill heard of him and offered him a place with the Wild West show. But the cowboy preferred the Texras plains to a life made up of Travels . lf Wa y Around World to Marry Mer Lover Thirteen thousand miles must be traveled by Miss Grace Moore, of Glen Falls, N. Y., in order that she may marry. At least that is whlt she must (4 if she would marry the man of her choice. TiiPre are others who would he glad to save her the journey, did she desire it, for Miss Moore is the belle of Glen Falls, but she must go tC IHonolulu if' hle wishes to wed Pro fessor Irwin F. Beadle, to whom she has pledged her troth. 1How Miss Ioore feels about the matter may be judged from the fact on Tuesday of last week she startesl on her long trip and in a fo:'tnight she will .e Prof. Bonalle's bride. Behind the trip there is a pretty, romantic story. It tells of a young man who attended school at COswego, N. Y., and sat at the same folr with a bri 'it, pretty girl, a child of S or 9 years. Ile himself was 11. The two had always been p:ayma tes an d when they grew to GRACE he youth and miss .-.oons. they became lovers. Fr'ien.ds watched them and smiled indulgeutly, saying it was only a boy and girl affair and weaold be outgrown in time as they 1 , grew older. But as the years passed they became more i anrd more attached to each other and ere long were pub licly announllcell ) en gaged to man y. This was before the young man had fini;hed his course at c.,lege, and he then hatd no prospects other than the necessity of earning his living by vir tue of his bright, intelligent mind. I-IH was studying to be a teacher and helped to make enough money upon his gradliuation to claim his bride and care for her. lut as the end of his college life a cheese. The slice of the mountain thrown off covered 1,000 acres in its fall, burying houses and herds and flocks and thirteen persons. Telegraph Wires Get Tired. Telegraph wires get tired; this is one of the most recent observations of ci!entists. They work better on Mon day than on Sal urday, and an expert declares that eab.h wire ought to have onle whole day's rest every three weeks. miml contests with horses, and he stayed on the ranches of the south west until one day, when he happened to stumble into a revival meeting at San Jose, Cal. After that be began to study for the ministry. He came to Chicago, and after a course of in struction at the Moody Bible Insti tute, he began to preach. But he found that men and women are not eager to hear sermons. Advertise ments of texts, no matter how sensa tional they happened to be, did not draw crowds. It was necessary to add some human interest outside of that of soul-saving, and the horse-taming plan suggested itself. It has proved successful and it is Mr. Mullen's .theory that ministers who desire to gain a large hearing should provide some good attraction to draw those who need converting. By the time it comes a man's turn to die he has just about had time to learn how to live comfortably. came he found he could do little in the east. He started west with a deter mination to make his fortune and come back and claim his bride. But when he reached the west he found himself still unable to make raped headway up the ladder of fortune, so he wrote his fiancee and told her he had determined to go to Honolulu and awaited her consent. This was not long in coming and a year ago he sailed for the Hawaiian islands. Arriving in the islands he found a demand for an Engrish instructor in PROP t wlN m*uiiAd5ELE the schools. He applied and was ap pointed to a position and by the judi ciou.s investment of his little capital he obtained a start on the road that has already led him to a competence and which he expects will eventually make him one of the richest men in Hawaii. So he sent for his fiancee to Join him, and told him he would ar range for their immediate marriage. Lovers' Long Engagement. The police of Cincinnati state tbxi there are two lovers in that city whc have been engaged to be married for the last fifteen years. This postpone. ment of the fateful plunge, however. is not due to the prospective bride groom being a laggard in love; still less is it due to the bride proving un. duly coy. The simple explanation is that no time has occurred during the above period when they were both out of prison at the same time. Novel Attempt to Reach North Pole Explorer Will Erect Trolley to Carry His Supplies To the north pole with the aid of windmill and trolley line is the latest in Arctic exploration, and the plan is only just disclosed by the return of the steamer Gjoa to Hammerfect, Nor way, after an unsuccessful search for the Abruzzi experition, which it miss ed. The originator of this novel ex pedition is Lieut. Bauendahl, the Ger man explorer, and on account of the secrecy maintained he reached the arctics before his plan for reaching the farthest north became known to the world. With the story of the methods to be employed the mystery of the absence of dogs In the expedi tion is cleared Lieut. Bauendahl, who is of some note in Germany as an explorer, left IP\. H i MATADOR` WINDMILL a,~d " CAbLE. URAGCQC.NQG' 1ev. Hamburg with seven men on a little fishing steamer, the Matador, in Au gust last. The objects of the expedi tion-an attempt to reach the north pole and an incidental search for An dree-were known, together with the fact that it carried provisions for two years. But just how he was to reach the pole, or make any progress at all through the arctic ice in his puny one engine vessel, Lieut. Bauendahl kept to himself while still in Europe. There were many who doubted the sincerity of the expedition, and laughed at the Gave $10,000 Lo Eloping Couple. An NII I II (i f' I at . / *1 W. C. McDonald, a wealthy ranch man, whose cattle feed on a thousand hills, and whose great stone house is located twenty-five miles from Chey enne, Wyo., followed hard and fast on special trains last week to inter cept his daughter Anna, who had eloped with Walter Hartwell, a drug clerk at Van Tassels,, the little town near McDonald's ranch. The old man had two big revolvers strapped to his waist, and he told every conductor and brakeman and engineer and fire man of each and every train on which he rode of the many things he was going to do to Walter when he caught him. FLORA OF CHAUCER. Gives Expre.sion to Subjective Pleasure in Outer World. Just 500 years ago in a little house within the garden of St. Mary's chapel, Westminster, and the sire of English poetry, Oct. 25, 1400, was a day on which a great light passed beyond the ken of men. Darkened for a time, its radiance has brightened and duffused itself down the centuries until now It is the guiding star of all who seek to know our mother tongue. Chaucer's verse marks an epoch in the English language and literature, but strongly as it appeals to the bookman, to the antiquary, and'to the thoughtful ob server of those earlier conditions of social life, its study is from a less sa lient point of view of almost equal worth. Among the many critical analyses which this anniversary calls forth, a word may well be given to Chaucer's poetry in its relation to the flora of England. Not only is living therein the charm of E:.glish fields, the song of lark, the fluttering leaves and breath of meadow sweet, but Chaucer, first, in some degree, gives expression to that subjective pleasure in the outer world so distinctively an size of the vessel as it passed out to sea, referring to it sarcastically as "Bauendahl's ice crusher." But with the return of the Gjoa light was cast on the plan to be pursued, and the story shows Bauendahl is nearly as daring anr startling as the intrepid aeronaut for whom he is to search. The Gjoa fell in with the Matador at Cape South, and on a visit to Bauendahl by Captain Hagerup the former related how he expects to reach the pole. His plan is to steam his vessel to the edge of the ice field, at about the eighty-first parallel of latitude, where he will disembark his forty water tight supply chests, each weighing 300 pounds. Thereupon Bauendahl and an assistant will push ahead, dragging a windmill on a sledge. To the windmill will be attached a tout cable, which will pay out as the sledge advances. Whe nthe length of the cable has been run out the windmill will be fixed on the highest ground available and set in motion. The action will turn a windlass, winding in the cable, to which the supply chests have been at tached by the party remaining behind. When al Ithe chests have been brought u pin this manner Bauendahl will again push ahead with the windmill, But when the old man reached Om aha his anger had cooled, and he fell on the hotel clerk's neck and said: "Say, pard, I was mad. Yes, I was. And I was a-going to fill that ten derfoot full of plaintive holes. Yes, I were. But, say, pard, it's all over now. I jest want my little Anna. I'm a poor old lone fool dad, and I wants my little girl, and I want to take her back home with me, and if she wants to bring that pill-mixin' dude back with her, why, all right. I guess I can stand it if she can. And, say, I've changed my mind about a-shootin' of him. Yes, I have, pard. Instead of that I'm a-goin' to give 'em $10,000 for a weddin' present. And there's more element in modern life, but hitherto unrecognized in literature and almost unknown to individual emotion. The intellectual enjoyment of nature is largely the outcome, the fine effiores cence, of scientific study. Slight trace of its existence is seen in the older classics. In its more subtle phases, even in Chaucer, the force is but nas cent. The opening wvords of the "Can terbury Tales" tell how under the quickening influences of spring, "longen folk to go on pilgrimages," an impulse which was chiefly a physical exhilaration. Chaucer was himself a typical Englishman, with the love of outdoor life permeating his whole be ing, but the poet's fancy touched to finer issues that recipient tempera ment. His pages bubble over in glad ness as "The smale foules maken melodie." and even, when approaching old age, he sat down to write his marvelous tales, like his own Perkin Revelour, "Gaillard he was as goldfinch in the shaw." -From the Modern Culture Magazine. The traveling man wants full far, at hotels, but he doesn't object 4f half fare on the railroads. and the performance .Will be repeated until the pole is reached. The num ber of chests to be dragged at one haul will depend upon the strength of the wind. The chests were carefully construct ed in Germany for the purpose. They are shaped like the pulkha, a sledge used in Lapland, and fitted out with low runners to facilitate their move ment over the ice. Where a space of water too large to pass around is encountered the chests will be lashed together to form a raft, on which the whole party will cross. When the ice is too broken or uneveil to drag the chests by the windmill method, the trolley feature of the plan will be put into use. The cable will be strung on bamboo tripods brought along for the purpose. The chests will be hung to the trolley cable by means of hooks, and pulled along by the members of the expedition, who will remove each impeding tripod as they reach it after having fixed another just behind the traveling chests. Bauen dahl calculates his company, split ui into parties of two along the line of the trolley, can erect and take it down as the chests are moved forward with out great delay ancl without bringing the cases to the ground. The explorer hopes with ten hours of work a day to make two or three miles each twenty-four hours, and in this way cover the 600 miles from his starting point to the pole in a year, allowing 100 days for delays due to storms, intense cold, etc. He figures he has just enough provisions for the journey to and from the pole. Where that came from, pard. Just so's I get my little Annie, pard. I won't have to look at him, anyhow, and if the Injuns don't steal him he can roost around the ranch and get his three square meals a day all of his sweet life. All I wants is my little girl, pard, that's all." And at last accounts the telegraph wires in every direction from Omaha were bending almost to the ground under the weight of messages which said: "Anna, come home and be for given. Ten thousand dollars for yer wedding present. I won't kick no more on the dude. Anna, come back to yer Poor Ole Dad." Incolstant as E~aln. We are, for the most part, incon stant as Esau-full of good resolves today, and tomorrow throwing them to the winds; today proud of the ar duousness of our calling, and girding ourselvep to self-control and self-de nial, tomorrow sinking back to soft ness and self-indui;ence. Not once, as Esau, but again and again, we barter peace of conscience, and fellow hip with God, and the hope of holiness, for what is, in simple fact, no more than a bowl of pottage.-Marcus Dods. Short-Service Conscript Army. The compulsory service act is ex pected to become a law in Chile in a few days. By this act the distinction between the regular army and the national guard is abolished and a short service conscript army established with permanent instructors. About 30,000 men will be under arms at all times. All young Chileans will be li. able for service from nine months to one year at the age of 20, thereafter aapsing into the reserve.-Robert H. Reid in Chicago Record. Envy is the acknowledgment of the .oot fortune of others.