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LIGHT IN DARKEST AFRICA.
A Contrast Between To-day and Twerv ty-flve Years Apo, Twenty-five years ago there was not a single school In central Africa. To day there are nearly 170 In the Llv- Ingstonla mission alone. Twenty-five years ago no one In central Africa knew a letter of the alphabet. To day there are more than 20,000 schol ars In the schools, says the Southern Workman. Twenty-five years ago there was no Christian In all the coun try. Today 300 native teachers preach Christ In the villages every Sabbath day. Twenty years ago there was but one Inquirer after Christ. Last year there were more than 3,000 cate .-chnmcns In the baptism classes, and In a single day. at one of the stations, more than 300 adults were received by baptism Into the church of God. Up to 1890 slave caravans were as numerous as ever. Today a strong British protectorate has made slave raiding Impossible, and this much is certain, that U Christianity bad not entered Nyaaaland there would be no British administration there to-day, and central Africa would still be a land of darkness, of spoliation and of blood. Each week volunteer evangelists go out two by two from the mission. No pay Is given them, but a few beads are usually furnished to enable them to buy food at the distant stations. To reach these the evangelists have to leave on Saturday afternoon, descend some 2,900 feet to the lake shore and walk from five to ten miles along rough broken paths to their destina tions. They return on Monday in time for afternoon school. In this way sometimes not leas than forty-four vil lage services are held In a day. The Brogue. U la a pity some of our stage Irish men do not discover Ireland, says the Tattler. After a century or so of exploration among Us green bills, conducted within a radius limit ed. say. to ten miles, we might expect to get from them a reasonably con sistent reproduction of "the brogue," Perhaps I ought to say one of the many ''brogues," for every county has Its own. and some counties two or three. I once asked a Meath man what was the correct Irish brogue. "Arrah, me good man," he replied, “shuro Olreland has a klsb o' brogues.” He did not add as he might have done Ibat In bis native country the standard of ignorance Is to bo "as Ignorant as a kish o’ brogues." Now. It has always seemed to me that the stage Irishman, unless he happens to be a recent Importation himself, goes round In this country and from a variety of "exiles" picks up samples of the whole "klsh" of Irish "brogues"-mostly adulterated with the Cockney ditto. From these he constructs a patchwork "brogue” of his own that no Irishman could mistake for "the real thing." Perhaps there Is no reason why he should. The stage Irishman Is not catering for Irishmen, Why Japanese Praise Emperor. When Japanese commanders an nounce a victory they never fall to ascribe their succors to the "Illustri ous virtue of the emperor.” Accord ing to a Japanese authority It la con sidered that this Is no empty phrase, but has a sound basis In latter-day fact as well as In national tradition. While the emperor, as the "son of heaven." and ns the 121st emperor of Japan In direct llnoul descent, con THE STATESMAN, DENVER, COLORADO, smutes tor tne Japanese the delegate of divine authority, his majesty In his own personality since his accession in 1868 has worthily prosbcuted the beneficent objects which he then placed before the nation and has there by enabled It to achieve what it has done in the comity of nations. On this oasis; men. tne Japanese refer ence to his majesty's "Illustrious vir tue” as responsible for all the national victories at once becomes intelligible; Jews in Russia. There are at present over 5,000,000 Jews In Russia. It is estimated that since the “Laws of Way" more than 600,000 of them have been driven out of the villages and compelled to in crease the overcrowding In the ghet tos of the cities. The Beginning. "There,” said the man who Intended to become great, "I have finished my autobiography. It is full of anec dotes of an ordinary sort. Now I must get to work and do something so that the book will be a delight to cultured minds.” Lake Baikal. Like Baikal, the "holy aca," la. ex cepting Victoria Nyanza. In Africa, the largeat lake In the Eaatern heml aphere. It la 3.100 feet deep. Ha bot tom being 1.600 feet below eea level, and In area correaponda to Lake Mich igan. What He Wasn’t There For. Some fifty years ago Justice Wil liam T. Spear was a well-known law ;.er in Plymouth. Mass., and look great interest in town affairs, being always present at town meetings and speak ing with point and force. On one occasion he arose in town meeting and began; "I am not here. Mr. Moderator— ’’ Apparently confused, he hesitated a moment, and then began again: "I am not here, sir— *’ He paused again, and upon this a young man in the assembly cried tut; “Tell us where you are. then!” Mr. Spear turned, and, shaking his finger at the >oung man. said: “I am rot here. sir. to be barked at by every puppy that crawls into the town house/’ Then, turning to the modcr ator, be made an effective speech on the measure before the meeting. Authors Drop Their Titles. Authors have small need of the titles conferred upon them by royal ly. since they rule by right divine of genius, and they are particularly cour teous about using these titles In their dealing with the plain democratic world of letters In America. Sir Gil -1 ert Parker, by his own wish. In an swer to a cable from his publisher, ap pears as plain Gilbert Parker on his first novel published since his knight hood, and plr Arthur Conan Doyle, when asked If he desired the "Sir" to appear on his title pages, said: "When the American people like me as I am why should I thrust a title In their democratic faces?" Makaroff's Daughter Popular. Mile. Makaroft. daughter of the Russian admiral who died In the ex plosion of the war vessel Petropa vlovsk, Is one of the best known and most delightful • personages In St. Petersburg. Though hut 19 years old she has made her mark in the schol astic world as well as socially. She s| eaka half a dozen languages fit er.t'i. Miss M. COWDEN. f Shamjiooing, Cutting and Curling. All Hair Work made to order. Hair *6* \ HflHBn Tonlca, Scalp Treatments, ilanlcur- ■ ’i3t' ing; Stage Wigs for rent for theat i .Jpjipw deal use or mask baHs. Cheapest S switches. i>0 cents. 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