Woman Who Hat Beon Sixty Ycara a
Sunday School Toachcr.
"In the teaching of a Blb'.e claaa Ilea
the secret of longevity and the main
taining of a youth
ful spirit with
gray lairs," says
Mrs. Mary A.
Wright, who for
nearly 60 years
has been a teach
er In the First
school In Burling'
ton, X. J. Mrs,
wright. now six years be
yond the "three score and ten," took
her first Bible class In the Baptist
Sunday school In Burlington when but
10 years of age, and la still teaching,
lays Christian Herald.' She joined the
school when only eight and later,
when she was given a class, the girls
she taught were almost as old as her
self. She continued for some time as
an Instructor of boya and girls; but
in later years she has devoted herself
to the teaching of adults, and her
Bible class for women has long been
tne largest in the city. She Is a re
markable little woman and her faith
fulness and enthusiasm In her work
have served as Inspirations to the hun
dreds of younger teachers and schol
ars in the Sunday school, and to many
8he comes of a family many mem
hers of which were prominent as Bible
teachers. Her father was a minister
of the Gospel and her mother was one
of the first teachers In the First Bap
tist Sunday school, organized in Bur-
- Ilngton In 1825. Her husband, the late
Noah E. Wright, was also on active
Sunday school worker, and for 40
years was connected with the same
school where his wife Is still teach
ing, and where he himself was, for
several terms, superintendent. Pe-
sides being a teacher, Mrs. Wright is
prominent In mission work.
Teachers and officers of the Sunday
school and members of Mrs. Wright's
large Bible class tendered her a com
plimentary reception recently. Speak
Ing of her career, Mrs. Wright says:
"I have made many mistakes in life,
but the teaching of the Bible is not a
mistake. One would suppose that
ifter so many years' study the Bible
would grow old and uninteresting,
but every time I read it I find some
thing new. When I started as a Sun
lay school teacher I little thought thai
I would spend so long a time In the
work, but had I my life to live over
gain I would still teach a Bible class.
I will give you a recipe for keeping
young, 'Teach a class in a Sunday
Mrs. Sage's Benefactions.
Mrs. Russell Sage continues hei
benefactions in ways that promise
most salutary results. She has given
$200,000 to enlarge the building foi
the naval branch of the Young Men'
Christian association at the navy yard
in Brooklyn. The existing building
was presented by Miss Helen Gould
and has accomplished a highly bene
ficent purpose. The structure is nc
longer adequate to the growing needs
of the association, and the generosity
of Mrs. Sage will meet an urgent
want, says Troy Times. Tlfe Jackles
of the American navy, who are great
ly profited by the provisions thus
made for their comfort and pleasure,
properly appreciate the work of these
The Chinese missionaries call those
natives who become converts for pe
cuniary motives "Rice Christians."
There are 20 to 40 per cent of these.
The missionaries are doing better
and more successful work than they
have ever done. The Chinese say thai
the missionaries have made -more im
pression in the last ten years than in
the previous 90. The medical and
educational branches are especially
praised. The Chinese, even of the
highest classes, are grossly ignorant
of the care of the health and cure ol
disease. Thus the missionaries have
been able to perform wonders in the
treatment of the sick.
A Hope of Reunion.
The Reformed church In France
the old Huguenot church has been
divided for many years Into Orthodox
and "Liberal" sections, with an antag
onlsm so bitter that it has not been
practicable to hold a meeting ot the
synod, and the breach has seemed tc
be widening up to nearly the present
time. The situation had become criti
cal in view of the operation of the
separation law. A hope of reunion
is at last held out by the results of a
conference of representative mem
bers of both wings recently held al
Jarnac to devise a declaration of prln
rlples upon which they might cocie to
Rev. Joseph Wilson Cochran, P. D.,
pastor of the Northminster Presbyte
rian church, Philadelphia, has been
elected to tho secretaryship of the
board of education of the Presbyterian
church In the U. S. A.
Van Dyke Stays at Princeton.
Dr. Henry van Dyke, urged by the
faculty and students of Princeton col
lage to withdraw his resignation, hat
reconsidered his decision, and will re
mala with tho college.
LITTLE CAUSE FOR WORRY.
Mor or Lota Glittering Bait Held Out
to Cow Punchers.
Over In tho Salmon liver meadows
eountry, In Idaho, ranged a wild and
woolly bunch of long-haired cow
punchers, whose knowledge ot tho
world waa confined mainly to trips
aftor eattlo Into surrounding counties.
Into this reckless but verdant com
munity there came tho amooth
tongued representative of a wild
weat show, who hired aoveral rldera
at a high salary to do a hair-raising
act, the chief feature being that they
should appear to be thrown from their
horses and dragged by the foot
After they had practiced In a corral
for a while ono of them loosened
himself and rising from the dirt, dis
heveled and dazed, inquired:
"Say, mister, ain't thla ruther dan
gerous? Wo might git killed."
"That's all right," chirped, the
show'a representative cheerfully.
"Tour salary will go on JiiBt the
same." Llppincott's Magazine.
THE REORGANIZED NEW YORK
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.
The new Board of Trustees ot the
New York Life Insurance Company,
chosen by the policyholders under the
Armstrong laws, has taken charge of
the company's affairs and has begun
the work of reorganization.
In choosing the principal officers of
the company, the Board has adhered
to the idea that a life Insurance com
pany should be managed by life In
surance men. The new president Is
Darwin P. Klngsley, a college bred
man of good New England stock, who
has been In the company's service in a
variety of capacities for a period of
nearly twenty years. In the parlance
ot life Insurance, he "began with the
rate book" and has advanced step by
step up to his present position.
The first vice president of the com
pany Is Thomas A. Buckner, who has
served the company tor more than a
quarter of a century, Indeed has
never had any other business connec
Associated with these men are
others long trained In the company's
service, each an expert in his own de
partment of work. Wm. E. Ingersoll,
who has for many years had charge
of the company's great business In
Europe, is one of the second vice pres
idents, and will continue at the head
of the company's office in Paris.
Rufus W. Weeks, who has been in
the company's service for nearly forty
years, ranks next to Mr. Buckner as
vice president, and continuous as chief
actuary of the company.
The policyholders have expressed
tlfelr belief in this company In no un
certain terms. The upheaval in life in
surance within the last two years has
resulted In a great deal of misunder
standing and policyholders, alarmed on
matters which were not very clear to
them, have been disposed to give up
their contracts at a heavy sacrifice,
This has not been true In the New York
Life to any great extent. The com
pany had $2,000,000,000 Insurance on
Its books when tho life Insurance In
vestlgatlon began, and while the laws
of the State of New York now do not
permit any company to write over
$150,000,000 a year (which Is about
one-half the New York Life formerly
did), the company's outstanding busi
ness still exceeds $2,000,000,000.
Policyholders generally will be still
further reassured by this action of the
Board, as It places at the head of the
company to protect their Interests men
of thorough training and unexception
Home, Sweet Homo.
The wife of a naval officer attached
to tho academy at Annapolis has to
her employ an Irish servant, who re
cently gave evidence of nostalgia.
"You ought to be contented and
not pine for your old home, Bridget,"
said the lady of the house. "You are
earning good wages, your work is
light, everyone is kind to you, and
you have lots of friends here."
"Yis. mum." sadly replied Bridget;
"but it's not the place where I be that
makes me so homesick; it la the
place where I don't be."
Good for Evil.
One Sunday a teacher was trylni
to Illustrate to her small scholars the
lesson, "Return good for evil." Tc
make it practical she said:
"Suppose, children, one of yout
schoolmates should strike you, and
the next day you should bring hins
an apple that would be one way oi
returning good for evil."
To her dismay one of the little
girls spoke up quickly:
"Then he would strike you agali
to get another apple!"
One day Marjorle, aged three, want
ed to play doctor with her sister.
Marjorle was the "doctor." and she
came to make a call on her sister,
who made believe she was sick. "Do
you want to know what you've got?"
the doctor asked, after a critical ex
amination. "Yes," faintly assented
the sick woman. "You've got dirty
bands," said Marjorle, dropping in dis
gust the wrist on which she had been
feeling tho pulse.
"Hiram," said Mrs. Kornkob to her
husband, who was reading the Weekly
Screech, "they say that Jones man
who has taken the farm next to ours
Is mighty Intellectual."
"I guess he is," replied Farmer
Kornkob. "He knows four different
almanacs by heart." Milwaukee
When some people tell ns they Tic
their best wo woador what theb
worst Is like.
Fashion would seem to have the
blues, and yet to suffer no depression
therefrom, but Indeed, to welcome
them with gay enthusiasm. Every
shade of blue Is worn and many are
combined In more or less happy union.
Distinctly happy was tho alliance of
a blue voile gown of deep China bluo
with a peacock blue hat wreathed
with bine roses, the costume being
completed by bluo kid gloves taking
almost a royal tone.
I hate colored kid gloves. I do not
think there is any garment upon
which fashion could smile which has
the power to arouse in me such ire
as the sight of brightly colored kid
gloves, and yet I have been informed
on reliable authority that, tho colored
kid glove Is upon us, and that we are
to welcome In turn blue gloves, green
gloves, violet gloves and mauvo
We have no mean choice between
the various tones of biscuit, almond
and wash-leather, and, by the way,
with a blue serge dress and a black
tie, wash-leather colored gloves must
be reckoned as superlatively attract
ive; and talking of blue serge, I will
return to the popular craze of blue,
and note with much satisfaction that
the blue serge dress looks extremely
well when crowned with ono of tho
hats of tho new bright bluo, which
may best be described as China blue
with a strong dash of peacock In it.
trimmed at one side with a rosette of
One of the peculiarities of the pres
ent senson's styles Is the marked ten
dency to abolish any definite line of
the figure. The ideal lino is long, un
dulating and undefined; and If by any
cl anco a bodice seems more or lees
tight-fitting, fashion at onco throws
over it some loose coat or floating
Simple Afternoon Dress.
draperies, which give the required
suggestion ot mystery. This Is exem
plified in the accompanying sketch,
which represents a simple afternoon
dress for the present moment, when
the weather Is too doubtful to permit
ot or.r sallying forth in muslin. The
skirt is of fo'ilard, a deep cream
ground besprinkled with large violet
spots, tho trimming consisting of two
waved bands ot quilled satin ribbon
ot the sumo color u the violet apou.
black satin and at the other with a
Huffy feather, soft, downy and light.
i vory girl with rod hair should wear
a hat of this colored bluo.
To turn to consideration of the cos
tmnes shown in our largo illustration.
The figure on tho right reveals a dre
of the finest ninon, trimmed with thick
Iaen and tassels, and the hat Is of
crinoline straw with a panache- of
feathers at one side. It would look
well either In a biscuit color or In
pale pray, 1 should say, although I
own to a friend who lias determined
to copy it in dull light pink, and 1
note parenthetically that all shades
of dull light pink are receiving consid
erable attention, while I remember
with gratitude a costume made of this
tilnon with tho ninon worked Into
rosettes and tassels, bearing a bod
Ice of Japanese outline, with a vest
and tho tinder sleeves of very flno
Ivory net. Crowned with a crinoline
hat of brown encircled with brown
leaves and pink and red roses the re
sult was pre-eminently satisfying.
Hut I am forgetting that other illus
tration, which expresses a costumo de
signed for dress outdoor occasions,
hold across the front with coral but
tons set ill gold, fine lace forming the
vest, and ninon the skirt. For grace
commend me to tho well hung ninon
skirt!! The hat you will se Is
trimmed with a monster bow
of ribbon, and in tho tying of the rib
bon is there much art.
With this Is worn as bodice a shirt
of fine lawn with a double frill of lace
down tho front, and a low-cut waist
coat of violet satin. Tho desired looso
outline is given by tho quaint little
ebort-walsled buc coat In deep cream
taffetas, the same shade as the fou
lard, which is trimmed with bands of
coarse cream silk braid and tassels.
Into which a thread of violet is
worked delicately, tho violet nolo be
ing accentuntcd by tho turned-back
cuffs, which are of violet satin like
the waistcoat. This original dress Is
completed by a big mushroom hat In
cream straw, covered with a mass of
bows in violet satin ribbon.
Naturally we are turning our atten
tion at this time to all those light and
seductive materials which manufac
turers and dressmakers have devised
for our temptation this year. Tho
voIIcb nnd silk muslins are lovelier
than ever Just now, nnd so aro the
nlnons and marquisettes, the fine
satin cloths nnd shantungs, tho fou
lards nnd tussores; and perhaps love
liest of all in their soft colorings aro
the shot taffetas, with which tho most
exqtilsito effects can bo obtained.
Amongst other articles of the ap
parel tho walking shoo bears Impor
tant relations to tho summer outfit.
Shoes havo assumed a round-too rath
er than a pointed ono, and the, latest
method of their adjustment Is a lac
ing of broad glace ribbon, which is
tied in a bow on tho Instep abovo tho
broad tongue. Tho shoes of tho fash
ionable, which should bo made, I will
add as a final word, in black, brown or
white or gray leather, or suede, and
not in colors save and except for even
Ing wear, when I would grant recogni
tion to shoes of any color, but not to
gloves of any color; tbeso in bright
hues must be eschewed at all times.
Own Their Own Farm.
Eighty-seven per cent, of the Can-
dlan farmers own their own furua.
President Roosevelt Said:
"Texas is the Garden Spot cf the Lord"
95,000 Acre Ranch of Dr. Chas. F. Simmons
Now On the Market.
Here is Your Opportunity to Buy a Farm of from 10 Acres to 640 and
Two Town Lots in This "Garden Spot" (or $210. Pay
able $10 per Month Without Interest.
Investigation will rhow that this
P5.000 acres comprises one of the
llnest bodies of Agricultural and Trut k
Funning land la the entire state, com
mencing about 3G miles south of San
Antonio and about two miles south of
1'lensnnton (tho county seat of Atas
cosa County), and extending through
Atascosa nnu a pari oi air.Mtiiicn (
Counties,, to within 17 miles of my j
CO.OOO-acre Live Oak County Ranch
which I In four months last year, sold
to 4,000 Home Seekers, on liberal
terms, without Interest on deferred
payments, which gives tho poor man,
from 'his savings, a chance to secure
a good farm and town lot for his home
In town. I will donate nnd turn over
to throe bonded Trustees. 12.10.000
from the proceeds of tho sale of this
property to tho purchasers, ns a bonus
to the first railroad built through this
property on tho line which 1 shall
This property Is located on that mid
dle plain between East Texas, where
it rains too much, and tho arid section
of West Texas, where it does not rain
Its close proximity to Pan Artonlo.
the largest city In the State, with a
claimed population of over 100,000. en
hances Its valuo as n market for Agri
cultural and Truck farm products far
beyond tho value of similar luud not
so favorably located.
Level to slightly rolling. Largo,
broad, rich valleys, encircled by ele
vations suitable for homes; 90 per
cent, flno farming land, balance pas
Ash, Elm, Gum, Hackberry, Live
Oak, Mosquito, Pecan, abundant for
shade, fencing and wood.
About CO rer rent, rich, dark, sandy
loam, balance chocolate or red sandy
loam, usually preferred by local farm
ers, und ench with soil averaging from
2 to 4 feet deep, with clay . subsoil.
which holds water.
Mild, balmy, healthy, practically
free from nralarln, few frosts, no snow,
no hard freer.es; continuous sealireeo
moderates extremes of heat and cold,
producing warm winters and coed sum
mers. Average temperature about
From the Government record. It la
safo to assume thnt tho rainfall on this
property has been fully 3D Inches per
year, which Is more than some of tho
old States have had, and Is plentiful
for ordlnnry crops properly cultivated,
and for Grass Growing.
Improvements and Water.
This property Is fenced nnd cross
fenced in many largo nnd small pas
tures, with four barbed wires, with
posts about 12 feet npnrt. Also a
number of fine shallow wells.
Also a number of fine Lukes nnd
Also, a number of flno flowing Arte
sian Wells, whoso crystal streams Mow
for miles and miles down those creeks,
whose broad, rich valleys, Irrigable
from thoso continuously (lowing
streams, make it the Idea! place for
the Marketing Gardener who desires
to raise from two to three crops of
mnrketablo producu on the tamo
ground every year.
Farming and Truck Farming.
Pensons never end.
This lnnd Is adupted to profltnldo
eulturo of Heans. Cabbage, Celery,
Cucumbers. Lettuce, Tomatoes, Meets,
Carrots. Onions, Itadtsh, Squash,
Strawberries, Cauliflower, Okrn, Oys
ter I'lant. I'eas, Kasberrjes, Turnips,
Apricots, Cantaloupes, trapes, Irish
Potatoes, Olives, Swept 1'otatoeB. Mn
nnnns. Dates, English Walnuts. Figs,
Melons, Peanuts, Marley, Mlackberrles,
Mroom Corn, Lemons, I'lums. Tobac
co, Alfalfa, Hyo. Oranges, Peaches,
Pecans, Corn, Cotton, Oats, Wheat,
Page 63 of the book entitled "Menu
tlful San Antonio," officially issued by
the Muslnoss Men's Club of Sun An
tonio, dated May, l'JOU, says:
"It Is readily conceded by all those
who know anything about Texas that
tho most prolific agricultural section
Is that which recognizes San Antonio
as its logical renter, particularly that
portion directly south of San Antonio,
with tho Gulf of Mexico bordering on
the southeast and tho Mio Gruudo bor
dering on tho south ami west.
"Within tho last four or flvo years,
In tho territory named, special atten
tion haH been given to growing vege
tables, they maturing at a time when
they secure the maximum prices on
Northern markets, which markets they
virtually Invado without a competitor.
The profit in growing vegetables In
ttilu territory will bo seen by an exam
ination of the following llgiires. so
cured from reliable sources, tdiowiug
Net Earnings Per Acre:
"Watermelons from $75.00 to $200 00.
"Cantaloupes from $4000 to $75.00.
"Cabbage from $125.00 to $225.00.
"Cauliflower from $70.00 to $225.00.
"Means and Peas from $100.00 to
"Tomatoes from $125.00 to $100.00.
"Potatoes from $C0.0O to $150.00.
"Onions from $150.00 to $800.00.
"Tabasco Peppers from $500.00 to
$'.100.00 per acre.
"The Chicago Itorord-Herald pub
lishing tho following individual experi
ences in South Texas:
"Men who came here with $500 and
$C00 a few years ago are now Inde
"A young man who came to tils
country for his health, houuht 15
acres and In one year clouted over
Sii.ooO from It, which was $.i33.3:! per
"Another man. fl." years old, from 7f
acres, sold $5,000 wot Hi of produce,
from which ho realized $tl.1.2: per acre
and then raised a Cotton crop on part
t,r it, which made lilm ..; p r aero.
which made the same land net hitr
$'JS 2'J per acre for that yea".
"Another nnn from 80 acres In U0
realized ns follows: Kiom Onions.
2.2Ui5..il: from Cotton, tl.SOO; Md
bushels Corn; 12 tons Hay; D.00P
pounds Sweet Potatoes.
"Another made $3,200 from fiver
acres of early Cabbage, which was
$i10 per acre, nnd grew a second crop
of Corn and Peas on the Fame ground
"Another realized $27,000 f-om PO
car loads of Cabbage, averaging $3'o
per car. which was $207. fin from eacP
of the 130 acres ho had planted.
"Another netted, above all expenses. '
$f.0 per r..ro on Potatoes, nnd planted
tho same ground In Cotton that year
from which ho realized $:ifi per nrre,
which made that ground yield him $'.'3
"Another realized $32,006 from 23C
nrres In Melons, which was $113.33
"Another netted $21,000 from 36
acres in Onions, which was $000 per
"Another netted $17,415. or $70 25
per ncro from nlnn cuttings of 220
acres in Alfalfa, which yielded in one
year 2,475 tons and sold at $lt per
"Another received $100 from ont
ncro In Canllllowor; sown in July,
transplanted in August, and marketed
The same authority quotes the fol
lowing statement from the lion. Jon
eph Dally, of Cbllllcol be. Ill . whe
owns thousands of acres In tho Illinois
Corn Melt. He says:
"I am ono of the heaviest taxpayers
on farm lands In Mason nnd Tazewell
Counties, Illinois, and I have been fa
miliar with the conditions around Sam
Antonio for 12 years. Any tlulfty
farmer can get rich, and mnko more
money oil of tills cheap land, acre for
acre, than any land In the State of
Illinois, that Bells from $150 to $2.f
Como to tho land of beautiful sun
shine and almost perpetual harvest.
Where the people aro prospermia.,
happy and contented.
Where the (lowers bloom ten month
In tho year.
Where tho farmers nnd gardencrr,
whoso seasons never .end, eat homo
grown Juno vegetables In January, and
bask In mid winter's balmy ulr and
Where tho land yield Is enormoitn
nnd tho prices remunerative.
Where something ran be planted
and harvested every mouth in tb
Where the climate Is so mild that
the Northern fanner hero wave prac
tically nil bis fuel bills mid throo
fourtlis the cost of clothing his family
in the North.
Where the country Is advancing nnd
property values rapidly Increasing.
Where all stock, without any feed,
fatten winter and summer, on the na
tive grasses and brush.
Where the same land yields tho
subslaiitlalH of the temperate und tho
luxuries of tho tropic zoiioh.
Where I ho farmer does not hnve to
work hard six months In the year to
raise feed to keep his Block from dy
ing during tho winter, as they do in
tho North and Northwest.
Where there aro no nrlslocrals nnd
people do not havo to work hard to
havo plenty and go In the best society.
Where the natives woik less nnd
have more to show for what they do
than In any country in tho United
Where houses, barns and fences c ao,
bo built for less than half tho cost lu
Where sunstrokes and heat prostra
tions are unknown.
Where suffcrem with Asthma. Mron
rhitls, Catarrh, llay Fever and Throat
Troubles llnd relief.
Where, surrounded by fruits and
vogetables. which ripen every month.
In the year, the living Is better and
less expensive than in the North.
Whern tho wuter Is puro, soft and,
Where the taxes nro so low that the
amount Is never missed.
Where Public nnd Private Schools
nnd Churches of (ill denominations ar
Where peace, plenty nnd good will
Where it Is so healthy that there
are few physicians nnd most of them,
to mako a living supplement their in
come from other business.
$1,000 Reward will be paid to any
one proving that any statement
in this advertisement is not true.
Write for literature and namet
of nearest agent.
C. F. SIMMONS.
215 Alamo Fists Son Antonio, Trxair
Yes, But Will She?
Wcdderly "Can tho girl you aro en
gaged to swim?" Singleton "I don't:
know. Hut. why do you a:'k?" Wed
ilelly "Mecause, If she can, you ought
to be happy. A girl who can swim can
keep her uioJitb shut." Stray Sturleas
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