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2 v. ''( Ji f 1 ft , : l r . ; 1 r5 if f Pays to Advertise In the Rising Son VOLUME IX. THE PATH THE CALF MADE. By 6AM WALTER FOSS. One day through the primeval wood. A calf walked home, as good calves should ; But made a trail ah' bent askew, A crooked trail, as all calves do. Since then two hundred years have Ted. And, I infer, the calf Is dead. Cut Mill, he left behind his trail, And thereby hangs my mortal tale. The trail was taken up next day By a lone dog that passed that way; And then a wise, bell-wether sheep Pursnef the trail o'er vale and steep, And drew the flock behind him. too, As good bell-wethers always do. And from that" day, o'er hill and glade, Thro' those old woods a path was made; And many men wound in and out, And dodged and turned and bent about And uttered words of righteous wrath Because 'twas such a crooked path. But still tbey followed do not laugh The first migrations of that caff, And fro' this winding woodway stalk ed Because he wobbled when he walked. A moral lesson this might teach'. Were I ordained and called to preach; For men are prone to go it blind Along the calf paths of the mind, And work away from sun to sun To do what other men have done. They follow in the beaten track; And in, and out, and forth and back, And still their devious course pursue, To keep the paths that others do. But how the wise old wood gods laugh Who saw the first primeval' calf! Ah! many things this tale might teach, But I am not ordained to preach. Biblical Recorder. i "PARSIFAL" AT CONVENTION HALL, MAR CH 31st. 1'ioir.piiy at five o'clock on the af ternoon of Friday, March Cist, the season will be Inaugurated by Mr. Heinrlch C'onried's gorgeous produc tion of "PARSIFAL." Promptly at 2 p m., on Saturday af ternoon April 1st, "LES HL'GENOTS" will be presented, and on Saturday TOO BUSY TO LOVE. "My mother'd love me a whole lot, too, if she wasn't too busy," loyally declared a small maiden, who had hungrily watched the home leave-taking of a little companion as they set off for school. "She has pretty much housework to do." The "much housework" and other work seem to take precedence of love in many households where the mem bers would be shocked if they fully realized the fact. Love their own? Of course they do; and all the toil is for the sake of these beloved ones, they say and really believe. And yet the work has become a fetish not something for the family comfort, but something before which all else must give way, to which everything else must be sacrificed. Washing, ironing, sweeping, dusting, must take their appointed course and be finished ac cording to the appointed time, wath ever becomes of life's higher needs. There is no elasticity in the system, no time for tenderness or sympathy; for the hour's talk that might clear uway doubt and misgivings; for com forting sore hearts or binding up wounded spirits. There are usually notable housekeepers in such house holds women of whom neighbors speak admiringly and recount the wonders they accomplish but there is seldom any deep home-spirit. Work counts for everything until some dreary day when the inevitable shad ow falls across the threshold, and all things change values. The tasks that seemed so important only yesterday what do they matter? "But, oh, for the touch of a vanished hand And the sound of a voice that is still!" Selected. Toronto, Canada. Money talks, but that of a miser doesn't care to make extravagant spoehes. IIS?g:'w '&srf&tj- --Z-i. ii. (veiling, April 1st, at 8 p. m., a grand double bill of "CAVALI.IKRIA Rl'STl CAN A" and "PAG LI ACCI." All star casts chosen from the world's great est singers. Tho Metropolitan Opera House Orchestra of CO superb musi cians, Magnlficlcnt chorus, Corps de for It Reaches More KANSAS CITY MO., FRIDAY, MAIiCIl 24, 1005. FORGIVE AS WE FORGIVE. Judge Knowlton's only son forged his name. When it was discovered by the father, he agreed to keep the se cret if his son would that very night leave the country and the wife and child he had dishonored. He left on the midnight train and at noon next day took a steamer for Europe. He wrote months afterward a pathetic ap peal for forgiveness, but the father tore it up and threw it in the fire. That very night his son's llttlo Glady's came to the Judge, asking that she might say her prayers to him and "ask questions," the nurse would not answer. With a great love for the child, half-orphaned by her father's folly and sin, he consented. The child knelt at his knee. "Our ' Father who ' grandpa, does that, body's father?" "Ve In heaven he's every dear, so it some very says. "He must ha naughty children, gran. does be love them, too?" Little Oladys did not see the Spasm of pain w'lich pass ed over the face that bent over her as Judge Knowlton answered, "I sup pose he docs." "Of course, fathers always love their children, even if they are naughty, 'cause they're fath ers," prattled the child. The prayer proceeded : ''Forgive usTmrTriri passes as wo forgive ihein that t re pass against us; what are tresspasses, grandpa? Nurse said, 'Never mind what the yare; hurry up and get to bet,' but I want to know what are tres passes?" "Wrong-doings, sins," re plied the man, and his hand took a firmer grip upon the arms of. his chair. "Has anybody every trespassed against us, grandpa?" was tho next question. Gladys wondered that her grandfather did not answer. A lit tle hand on his arm aroused him, and the question was repeated: "Has any body ever trespassed against us, grandpa?" "Yes, shamefully, cruel ly," spoke the man, forgetting for the ballet, All organization of over 'l-'i An ists and .Musicians. The general reserved seal sale will open at !t o'clock tomorrow morning at the J. W. Jenkins' Sons Music Company, 1013-101') Walnut St. Kansas City Season of Grand Opera under direction, Barrett & Oakford. Homes of Colored Pcop.e than any othet Paper wrongs. Gladys clapped her hands. "Oh, I'm so glad; then God knows Just how to forgive us. I was afraid no body had trespassed against us so's we could forgive them and show God how to forgive us. But Ho knows, doesii't he, grandpa? He'll forgive us Just as we forgive them. Let me say it again." And kneeling onee more beside her grandfather's knee, she repeated with great earnestness, "Forslvo us our tresspasses as we forgive them that trespass against us." The arrow shot by the childish hand had gone straight to its mark. Ixng after tho little archer lay smil ing In her peaceful sleep it rankled in tho lierat cf the man who, try as he mtgh ., could not Ignore it. "Forgive us as wo forgive," he murmured over and over again, as he paced tho floor with clasped hands and bowed head. Tho ; truggle was long and fierce, but as the light of the morning crept in, the t-nce hard, stern, unforgiving fath er looked up Into his Father's face arid said. "Forgive, as I forgive." The ocean cable 'never throbbed with n sweeter message than it bore that day to the repentant wanderer, who, as he read the welcome words, "Come home," arose with a great joy and set his face toward his father's house. DON'T WAIT. Do you recall tho loss of the vessel called tho "Central America?" She was in a bad state, had sprung a leak ami was going down, and she there fore hoisted a signal of distress. A ship came close to her, t lie captain of which asked through tho trumpet, "What is amiss?" "Wo are. in bad repair and are going down; lie by till morning," was tho answer. But the captain on board the rescuo ship said, "lct me take your passengers on board now." "Lie by till morning," was tho message which canio back. Once again tho captain cried "You hail better let mo take your pnsscn- There arc still a sufficient number of seats left to supply any demand. Do not miss the chance to hear this threat company. gers on board now." "Lie by till morning," was the reply which sound ed through the trumpet. About an hour and a half after the lights were missing, and, though no sound was heard, she and nil on board had gone down to tho fathomless abyss. O un converted friends, for your soul's sake, do not sny, "Lie by till morning." To day, even to-day, bear ye the voice of God. BATTLING NELSON and YOl'NG CORBETT will cofuo together next Wednesday night out in California ond while the latter Is supremely confi dent that he will regain his lost lau rels, the Oano expects to finish his man In less than ten rounds, .bulging from' all reports Corbett has the lies, of it In condition, having been in train ing for some months. Nelson on tho other hand has bad to scale down from L'0 and it has not been an easy task. HARRY SPARROW, "The Mad Jug gler," who has visited the Orpbeum here, and who had a very unique act accompanied with Individual comedy, died of pneumonia in Bellevue hos pital, January 31. He had been before the public many years, and his serv ices were in great demand. Ticked Time Two Centurin. The residents of Tlalpain. Mrs., nun. plain Hint the public clock of that town Is useless; repairs nre made every week, but. every week the clock gets out of repair and can never hn kept In good condition. The Tlalpain clock Is probably tho oldest pulilie clock on the American continent, it was originally installed ns a cntheilral clock In the year Iti.'i"; In IV'.iii It was donated to tho council of Sun Agustln, do las Clevas, near Tlalpain. when it was Installed thero and set In mot inn. Since that time It has never undergoes repairs until a few weeks ago. Th clock, however, has told the time for Hi years and It Is but natural that It Is tired and wants to In; scut to a tnu- EClllll. Why Snow Bursts n Gun. In a discussion at tho Royal society on tho effects of suililen pressures, In London recently of some experi ments on thi effect of Biidilen pres. sures. attention whs called to a singu lar experience, which, it was said, pen. pie who go shooting in winter some times have. f the miizln of n gun happens to j;et plugged up with a little Know, the gun invariably bursts when (Ired in that condition. Light ns tho plug of snow Is, h requires a ilellnlto timo for a Unite pressure, however great, to get It under way, ami dur ing this short time the tension of the powder gases becomes so great that tho barrel of tho ordinary fowling, piece is unable to withstand It. A South African Hoodoo Man. A colored man, Jaul Jones, tint been committed for trial by the Wyn berg Magistrate on a charge of prac tising as a doctor without a license. Paul Pulse, a laborer, said he went to Rock's farm, where the nrrused lived. lie found the accused and told him that he was sick. Accused took witness Into his bedroom, look a tin, put something Into it. ruck a match and Ret fire to It. He lin n snapped his fingers over It. ami took a bull's eye glass and exmiiineil Ins chest and body, looked over some plaving cards find told witness that, there was a frog Hlive In bis stomach. Johan nesburg Star. Singed Hair of Cat and Dog. Henry Adams a Henry county far mer, was In lie- c ity ('( r lay with a very naked dog nt:d a t 'rang" tale of tho odd effects el' a belt of IkMil niti:j that struck Ms house during tho to-Vf-rn llnrm of Mi.lidav II f ! r-II: ' '!!. The lichf nil;- s-'r'iek the l.il'lirn, rur.t.ltnr down !! ; ip-- of the stove, fhaviug tho fur (ban from the back of n cut that was asleep beneath tho Ftnve, striking the dog as lichtly as It had struck the cat, running down tho animal's legs to tho ground, leaving a trail of singed fur in Its wako and doing no damage to cither animal be yond a severe fright. Baltimore Sun. in the State. .NUMBER 4K GRAND OPEARA AT CONVENTION HALL. The musical public throughout tho entire Southwest Is on the very "lip toe" of pleasurable expectancy as the time draws near when Mr. llenrich Conried and his Incomparable aggre gations, direct from the .Metropolitan Opera House, New York will appear for the first time in the West In a season of grand opera in Convention Hall, Kansas City, At five o'clock on the afternoon of Friday, March "1st. the curtain w ill raise on Mr. Conried's product Urn of "Parsifal." which Is ad mittedly more magnificent in every particular than the performance of .Vagici's masterpiece giveu at. Buy reulh. On Saipnlay afternoon, April 1st, "l's Hiigenois" will be given with a caste that is simply invincible, as IL includes such world fumed names as Nonlica, Seuibrich. Homer, Mippcl, Scoltl. Van Rooy. Joiiruet, etc. The production In Kansas City will be the same in every particular together with the identical caste, superb orchestra, with the world of HtipcrnumcricH which goes to form uu ensemble which has produced opera thnt has scored nothing less than triumph this season In New York. Tho Kansas City season of grand opera will close with a filling climax, as a grand douTle bill h;U been select ed of two operas which represent the ;roatosl achievements of the modern Italian composers. The first of those .Mil be Mascaguis "Cavallerla Uusti cana," thai little chef d'oim-c of pas slim ami song, which Is the best work of Mascagnl, ami who has succeeded In packing Into bis musical selling, the tragic love slory first told by Ibe Italian writer Viicii. In this work, tin West for l lie first time will have nil opportunity of hearing Mine. lie Macchi, Hie miokI wonderful dramatic soprano Italy has produced in years. The second opera will be the eipiill ly famous short opera of Leoncavallo, which rivals In lis i hai in, power and pathos. Mofh works will give marvel Ions expiessloii In the violence and enioiion of Italy. In "Pac.llacci" Canco, Hie world famous tenor will appear in one of bis grcidc-.t roles. The approaching sea .on of grand op era lu Kansas City will be Caruso s Inst appearance in llie West, and at ilii'i line, the Wert will have an on poiinnity of passing judgment upon Ibis man, who todav Is the frenzied idol of the Metropolitan Ipera House audience, in New York. LENDING TO THE LORD. The Rev. George Gilfillau, I ho emin ent divine, was distinguished for bis gererosily and largeness of heart. On one occasion be met a member of his church whom be hud not seen at wor ship for a long time. Reminding him of the fact, the minister usked what was w rong. "I did not like to come In a coat I am ashamed of it is so bare," an swered the man . Tho minister Instantly divested himself of bis own coal, and handed It to his distressed parishioner, '"I'll" re, my man, let me see my coat cvor Sunday until it becomes bare, ami lien tall back." The worthy divine then P lumed to hi .-t'ldies ill his shilt lleee..; and his wife observing him, a.-lo d what lie hail done with bis coat. ' I have just lent it in il. e lud!" was Gilfillan's noble nn-wor. W'llri.N' John Philip Soiisa i. 'urns to thi. country fioni I. is pie-m "u. lopi-nn tour. il. ii '.'lid he will Iriu j with him tin- completed score of u comic opera, the book of which Is being written by Harry II. Smith, and w hich I ho bandmaster will produce early next season.