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THE BLIND WHO SEE
Gen. William Booth, the ven
erable head of the Salvation
Army, is declared by his physi
cians to be hopelessly blind. We
think that they put it wrongly.
Boorti is not hopelessly blinds He
has but lost his eyesighty
Blindness is the most terrible
of airman's physical afflictions,
ordinarily, but is it not so in the
case of this man?
Booth has spent the larger part
of his h'fetime of nearly ninety
years' in trying to do good to
others. He has not needed eyes
'to see where help was needed.
Eyesight has. not determined
how to help. "Luxury, worldly
ambition have passed by unseen
by him, for his sight was wholly
In eur mental musings, in our
dreams, in our best ambitions,
we have vision without the aid of
eyes. The spiritual sight is
strong and never hopeless. To
Booth the material things of this
earth have long been very dim
and to him whose whole exist
ence has been so strongly spirit
ual the total eclipse of physical
vision cannot mean much of a
change. . "Hopelessly blind?"
Nay, the good old man is one of
the blind who really see!
Too Many in the Party.
A certain knight of Spain, as
high in birth as a king, as Catho
lic as the pope, and equal to Job
in poverty, arriving one night at
an inn in France, knocked a long
time at the gate till he had alarm
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ed the landlord. "Who is there?"
said the host, looking out of the
window. "Don Juan Pedro," re
plied the Spaniard: Hernandez,
Rpdrigues de yillanova Count of
Afalafra, Knight Santiago and
Alcantara."' "I am very sorry,"
replied the landlord, shutting the
window, "but I have not roonjs
enough in my house fr all the
gentlemen you have mentioned."
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"Are you in favor of the hajf
"Yes," replied Mr. tjropline;
but they ought to makethe coins
with holes in them."
"They would come ih si handy
whenever you happened Jo need