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TnE KEPUBLTC: MONDAY. DEOEmER 10, 1000.
n bV wn st .Inn; the. two Slot six - vcr;: He lls i it! nm! nuti; !!;, v.-j 1 1 1 1 1 ' bull i 'rti stre roai Aca lien here ;.ca Hot; tliol tlm( Tt "Ca "Ch the muni -Cli I bOOl! . luc); , 'tl.e opp stab lias St. placi poet thou Ken!; . worl i city- St. Thoi swaj lutn; too, . tanu ' An fame t GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES OF YOUNG AMERICANS. At the evening service at Trinity M. n Church. Tenth and North Marktt street-, tho Kevorend (Italics Carlos, the .istor. pn-ached tho ilit of a series if Sunday evening sermons for young piople l.i-t night. The sermon subject dealt with "The Heritage and Oppoituulties of Young Amer icans." The text was Psalms xi. 0: Tin lines are fallen until me in pleasant plies. Yea. 1 h.ive a poudl) heritage.'- 1" ' Mnnce. the Keveiend -Mr. Carlos said: "I delicate thin sdimm and those for "scviral successive weeks to tho ouiij,- !'"" lile. wlni are the here of the i-oun:ry .mil of tli kingdom of Cod There Is Inspira tion in ycuth. Youth itself is an Inheritance ami but another name for cpportuulty. I ne the old people. 1 love to tlnil them In the courts of the Ionl. I love to see their faces lighted up and .-.hilling with the oil of gladness. I love to hear their tremulous voices as thrv join In fringing tho-e hymns if praise that alone give language to I hi ir M.uL--. When they can testify with Hum;. Winter is on my head, eternal sprins is in rav heart. I love the rilened fruit, the matured srain. the mellow tones ot an oil "If I were an artist I should like to luint the picture of Abraham standing In lut'.rnt lesignation to the will of God, with l'til ... V....1.I- iw.r.i.i, iii,n iit onlv son as tne chosen sacrilice. Then 1 should like to paint him. when, in ohcdlenco to the voice of .'oil. .1 voung man with his youthful bride hv his side and with all of his possession--, he turns his face to journey into ,l lar land looking for a city which hath founda tion whose, builder and maker is V. . love to seo Jloses. on the top of Neho h mountain, looking out upon the promised land; hut I love, to see him more ns. In his voung manhood, he iefu-es to be called .he son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosinir iather to suiTer afliictlon with the people of l.od than to enjoy the plesure-i of sin for a season." . , , Parallels wrto drawn between the old nr.e and o-.ith of Joshua and Daniel and other biblical char.ict.is. Mr. OjiUh then re- M"hon a child is lxirn It tlnds the world here Kverv child is born a king or queen. Thev are sovereign in the household until an 'usurper com.vs or the years of inn .enee have passed b;,. Blessed Is that elilld who has a good home for a heritage. llless ttl are thev that provide good homes lor the innocent children that come to this world. A good home is a goodly heritage forever, but as the child grows older he linds that this is not the only Inheritance that awaits him. The magnificent system of public schools, open to rich and poor alike Is a he-itage that needs to be ac knowledged and honored. Hut it 1 only an open door into the higher institutions of learning provided by statu or church. "In fact, nothing Is wanting to develop the highest physical, mental and tplritu.il faculties of our being. 'Tho proper study of mankind is man. He has been studying himself for ages. He has bequeathed to succeeding aces tho products of his re search. The heavens are an open book. The earth has yielded its secrets. The tele scope has swent the eye of man into the center of the celestial worlds. The hammer of the geologist has been knocking at stony doors until the earth has opened its prison doors and bid us come in and take of her t-tores of light and heat and beauty. The aces past have plowed tho earth, the muln, the sky, and left the products for the youns people of this age. "The century now closing has been called the century of preparation. The next will be the century for action. The forces have been marshaling on tho fields of science and religion to unitedly sweep onward to the conquest of error and sin. Nearly all the great mechanical appliances of science and the mighty, upheaving movement of religion have had their birth and develop ment in this century. Tho young people of to-day have golden opportunities offered them, which. If seized, will make them notable factors In the brilliant achieve ments on the Held of conquest In the near future. " 'What Is Its name?" asked a visitor In ft studio, when shown among many god one whose face was concealed by hair, and which had wings on its fe.t. "Opportunity. replied the sculptor. 'Why li the face hid den T was asked. "Because men seldom know hlni when he comes to them." 'Why has he wings on hi feet?' was the next question. 'Because he is soon gone, and once gone cannot be overtaken. "Those that are weak wait for opportuni ties; the strong make them. Garfield wild: Things don't turn up in this world until pomebody turns them up.' This life Is full of opportunities. Kvery lesson in school, ever' examination, every patient, every cli ent, every newspaper article, every business transaction, every sermon is an opportunity. "J-Ile is short at the best. It 18 to our Interest to employ usefully tacli moment of time. Places of trust und position!) of responsibility are open on every hand. There are so many incompetents in the world. They are found everywhere. The compe tent and it-liable ure constantly sought. Incompetent men In railroad circles endan gering life and property, incompetent teach ers in the schoolroom; physicians nt the bd Hide; attorneys before the court; writers for our newspapers; preachers in our pulpit"; nml "why all this Because some who have neglected opportunities have rushed- Into active life before full preparation has bt--n made. Pythagoras admonished youth to hear and learn. Afterwards give out what you know. "Youth I the time for education, for mold ing character. These two things the times demand, if secured, success is i-?ured. "You are not only the heir of all the ages hut you may be the heir of all the teini ties. God is good Christ Is your friend. Know him! tnat Is everlasting life. Ask hint. rord. what wilt thou have me to duT AVhatsoer he palth unto you. do It." POSTMASTER GENERAL SMITH ON RURAL FREE DELIVERY. Proves Himself an Ardent Ex ponent of the New Branch of the Postal Service. WANTS IT MADE GENERAL. Mail Should Be Delivered at Door of Every Home in the Land. Washington, Dei- ?. The aiiiui.il niwtlnf diaries Kmoty Smith. Postmaster Gneial. to the President of the I'nlted States em phasizes the importance of the extension of the rural free delivery system, and gives an exhaustive view of the operation of the sys tem and carelul estimates of the cost cf ex tending It over l.OV.orti squaie miles or ter ritory The it-port is. in part, as follous: "The Ihiam-ial operations of the depart ment for the last fiscal year ate liouti briefly In the following .itatemem: ItrteuurN and llipeiidlturen. Oiilinar tmtal rrrrniie Jliri.s'ti.vc ft Kiif-tpt-. from mo:w -oidrr lm!n-ss. M'..jl...M Tntal iferiim from nil sources.. T-ul expenditures f.r tli- jea:. .. Ji3ii.:Si.i .. I-i.'.Tt'i.ibT.-f.i V.etsot exrr-ndltur-s over refripts :-.-i.tS.':.i "1'rom this statement 't will be o1itviI that the revenues have now passed the bun dled million mark; al-o. that while the ex pendituies were over six million.- greater than for the previous fiscal year, the defi cit for the ear lN-S-lSnl was but J"..SSr..vS. being l.i.'l.t'SS less than that of the previous J en r. " V condensed statement of the annual receipt-, expendiiuies and ikticits involved In I-o.--i.il operations for the plat few years may prove of interest, and I present It herewith: IMPORTANT MATTERS DISCUSSED IN REPORT. The extension of th.. system .f rural f n e ilellveiy of mails to :i,M -mm people living 111 a territory em-bla.-lng l.mni.ilnJ i.iju.ir .- lullrp. The correction of abu-es of thlid i l.iii mall lu-ittiv by stringent ! pattmciit rules ami r.-iutdlal legl -l-i-lion by 'ingrsi. The liiiprovem. nt ami extcii-Mon of tin- postal j-ytem in the new- adnnd pie-M-s-ioHi. of i he rutted St lies. The institution of the piirimintic tuhe service. The publication and rr.e illylrihu tiou of a pamphlet '' ihfoiiu.ttioii on postal laws and regulation: for the In in tit of iltlzin. of the fnlteil State-. B Year. K---lpt5 i:i-Hnliluret. Deficit. 1VS JS.Kii.MJ.l Jl.i,7.lm.! $..l77.in.7 t'sl i,iM),f;.il4 M. CI.IH.li V.:l3..'i"..ll l""i 7i.!-C.l's.ls m-,;i.i-s ; ;i.i)T.isll.i ISM 0.l--)0i.' o.K.j-.m S.UT.ili.1 44 ts3J ..- k'.u..i-.-.:.i w.icr.rij us ii.iu.-:?i . 1!S - S.l,!.' 51 !".V3 S.1.1,1 .i'.0 s .. i-1 !.2i.i.i; ui.i,3i,v.c i'i.:;;.7i J:i" ii-;.j;4.iT.-rj i.i,;,ss;.sj ..;w.t,w ; "In considering the statistics given in tin foregoing table it will be noted that al though the expenditures of the service In the thiee yeais from July. :7, to July, l'u, have Increased by SS.70C.7H. the growth of receipts during these three years of good times has outstripped that of expenditures, belne J11.-II1.W1. The deficits have shrunk from SS'.v.M.lwS for the :lcal year 1W7-9S to JD.S.SiS for the last fiscHl year, a decrease if jn.C-S.-fU In threo jears. and this not withstanding the large t-xpeudltuits now made for severel new features) of our serv ice. "The fiilloivliur is an estimate of the rev enues and expeiidltmes of the postal service, which has beu transmitted to the Sei re tary of the Treasmy, fur the fiscal jear ending June , lin'. Total i.istal luniu- ftr 1M0 till, at 1:9.1. Ada ;s it .nt for tlm.itr.l tn tieaso for jtar .inlmi; June C. IX'1. 7.Cl,.4i;.'l lXtltuaied revenui- fer :wl HO.V.'U.i;": .iiu b I- triii mr t-siunaiKu lncitaai her.slve aul i-olnss.il i-hai.o-t.-r mav em lorml.labl- and deteiien'. but while its 1I1I-liiultli-s are nm to hi iimli-iesthiiatisl they an -!iowii. when i-xamnii.t 1:1 tin- light of piactlcal tis(S- t,j i,c far irom Insurnioiint able. "We ato now i-.iirylng the pot ofliee to the dour of ;:i.i.ujii( uf people massid hi towns und eiil.-s. The task before us is the more complicated work of cariying the ! s-t ottlfi. to tin- door of atiout l."-i.i". si..ttersl ovi I- l.wo.tiii sipiaie miles of ter rltoiy. Its magnitude I- not to be undcr islm.it'tl "ICugland. l-'r.ince nml Cit-m-niv m:il:e rural fn-e il.-liveiy. their posirn.-n going on i ft ot. Itut lCiigland contains ."".Si7 sipiare j nine", j .nice -.i.ii.ir.1-; and Cermaiiy -.ips.nt.). We ale already covering with rural delivery :L, '!'", urea than l'ngland. all effected within the last two ve.us tv the .-ml or the current fiscal vear we shall leach one sixth of the ;i."'(i.i.iii to he sirveil. What lias aln-.-iilv bveii siibstauiinllv ai-coinplishe,! Is certainly capable of sixfold expansion "On tho 1st of Jul), ivy. tiwie were 21 rural delivery loutis in oM-i.itiou. Within 1I10 1 vear. under an appiopriatiou of fA,v. this huiiiIh r was Incri-a-iil to 1.2I. On the 1st of July. lii. the appropriation of tl,..S)nt) be.-anio avtitluhle, and on tli latli of Xovember .'.CU routes had been lo ci.tid and established. t'l.VT-t niiiis in ag gregate length, covering W si; sipiare mlh-s. ilivMed among II states and T.-riltorles. and skiving a imputation of l.si'I..'.il. 1 ne iiumiier of applications pending at i flint ,lif.. .11.1 .1.. ..:.(.... ..a.i 1 .. ' ...in Un..- uii.. ii.iii.ii, to-iiviii or ui. 'jit ill- - vestigation was more than .'.h- nearlv I ei.ough to double the existing ycrvlcit and ' every nay unngs more - lie close or the pKSent fiscal year will see about 4.:x routes in operatiJti. eariying the mail dallv to the doors of not h-ss than x.iymii i.si,),nts of the rural districts. Kid Gloves. This .-;easoH, as heretofore, we are prepared with coir plete assortments of our own brands of '.'est grade goods, to retain the pre-eminence vc have enjoyed for so many years in supp'13'ing Holida Gloves. All Ci loves fitted and satisfaction guaranteed. Men's. Ottr Own Jlranils. All Colors and Sizes. Premiere." two-clasp, p;r pair $2.00 Dent's, pique, two-clasp. ..S2.00 l-ostcrina," two-hook $2.00 Adler, one button $1.50 "Standard," one-clasp $1.50 Dog-Skin Gloves. Driving, two-clasp $1.00 I'leecc-lined $1.50 Real Cape, lamb's-wool 1 .11111 JT - 5MJ Castor, unlined $1.50 Castor, silk-lined $1.75 Castor, fleece-lined $1.50 Real Scotch Wool Gloves 40c 1 vlS-k-r ye-ir t-nJliii; June '. ll-jl.. Kbtiinat-.J i--ntii fwr lyjZ IIsliiiut.ttl xj-rrnlituie tvr lC. C.CM.KJ.'-g . .,A.z):, CHRIST IN HIS RELATION TO ESTABLISHED LAW. The IWverend JL G. Gorln. 1). D., preached at Cook Axenue l'resljyterian Church yestenlay on Christ and the I-aw." ills text was. '""or what the law would not do in that it was weak throueh the flesh. God sending- his own son in the llk'ness of fcinful llesh and for sin. condemned s!n In the flesh." Itomans vili. 3. In Isirt, he said; "There is in. tho text Loth a cuutiust l-e-tween the law and the gospel and a blend ing of the two in the worh. of rulst. il came not to destroy the law, lint to fulfill It. and while it is here dcclaru-1 to lie weak, it Is. not wak m itself, hut tmough the flesh. Iet It he observsi that in this very xveak tjMjt, the fiesh. In which the law N weak, ilnist oht.iimsl the victor. In the likeness of slntul flesh he condemn d sin In the tleth. "Tlieie are different aspects of law. There I the code of laws for the government of intelligent and responsible hciugs, und the other a system of operation that exlstb and jituduces results regardless ,) living htlngs. J'hcn we may speak or th Mosaic law on Ihe one hand an-I the law of gravitation on the othir. So there is the law of the spirit of life in flit 1st contrasted with the law of -in and death. "The Inadequacy of the law is evident xvhatevrr view we take. Of tho ceremonial law. Ml is impossible that the blood of hulls ji.i-T goats should take way sin. The Mo rale law ouly condemns. "The law of sin and death is a inighly btream sweeping souls to destruction, in xvhlch there Is not even the shadow of hope for good things to come. Tho Miwer of "Whitotield's Preaching was due to a llrhi knowledge of this truth. As he preached to a multitude on the hanks of a. river in "Virginia on lnctliclency of means, he said; Sinners, think not thai J expect to con-x-crt a single soul of you by anything that J can say without assistance from him that is mighty to save. Go stand by that liver lis It moves to the ocean, and hid it stop and s-e if it will obey von; just as soon t-houhi I expect to stop the current of sin that Is carrying you to perdition." "The Gospel came to nipple the great need of the human. soul. When all aid from other souiccs is cut off, every human prop removed and the soul Is about to sink in despair, if it turn to God in prayer It finds the gracious provision that God has made for its extremity. If Christ had heen an actual shiner and suffered on the cross as he did it could only have atoned for' himself and would not have met tl law for us; hut being divine, as well . human, puic, holy, harmless and suutate from sinners having no sin of ills own. his righteousness could bo luui is placed to our account. His was not sinful flesh, but only In the likeness ot sinful flesh. Moses placed on the pole in the wilderness not a i-erpent. but something in the likeness of a serpent. The serpent had a deadlv poison, the brazen serpent had none So our sinful flesh is taiuted with the poison of sin. but Christ is without sin. That tinless offering was ninile for us. "To conclude, there aro three forms of law here mentioned the law of God for our government, the law of sin and death and the law of the spirit of life In Christ Jesus. The first Christ has kept for us; the rceond. until we are horn again. Is still operating in us, and it is by the introduc tion of the thiid that a new life is set go ing in us. It Is just as necessary for your salvation that you should have the Spirit's work in you as that Christ should have di'-d on the cross. jLMIcIeii'-y jur 1C. fslimnt-d 1IEMA.MI I'lllt Itt'ltAL, j-'iti'i: i)i:i.ivi:itv. "The txtraordinury extension of rural free delivery during tho past two years has proved to be the most salient, significant and far-reaching featuie of postal develop ment In lecent limes. Wm have had oilier striking advances, but they have been along lines ulrcauy well settled. The fatt-mall service, carried to the hlghem attainable point. Is only the logical outgiowtn of the j constant struggle lor il.e nuii i.est dts-p.Hi n. The admliable ullwu. pn-i ottice is only the culmination oi the luiessanl lion to tjve time, obtain th.- str.iig'iust line u;nl secure the leat haMt-iug. tne tioiuem ami rapid di-intmtMii in si' at cities, now ott.-u outstripping iht i-. Ki.ip'1 in im.ii a-,, is but the peri-lion ot loiieentr.it.u tirg.nii7.u tlon. Alt thse anil tat- many timer iiii ptiven:its ,n uieiliod which keep pace with ge'eral modern pioyrcss an the n.ituial ti xepipmeuis nt an estahllsncd system. "I.ut. to -.nit-nnki- ihe personal and dallv diilv-ry of the im-11 at Ihe individual and isolated Inrmhottse on the rtmote coumiv rond marks what in tins widely est-i.,t. 1 laud amounts to a n-vv depaiture In p e.i .. service. It is t-snenii-iHy a new coiiei. .: i..n We have long b-ii tauiihar with th ., ,..:- cation of tho constantly Improving in n- -ri of I'lstnbutioii in tne c-uur.s i.,.. -tnui. The volume of business and i mail has tendered it practicable and pijtn.itle. "llut the vast extent and the mine limited ieiulrcinenls of the agricultural legiout have s"emd to foil-id ilnii :n i i.m und-r the same principle. There it v. .is taken for granted that the man should go tor the mall instead ot ihe mall going to the man. The plan of embracing the counti. road and thu xural home, as well as the city street and the solid him k within the Government agencies- of coinmuiiK alion, glows only out ot a recent realization of what Is feasible. "l'ree ilellveiy In rural communities had beii reganled as too iiistly and burdensome to be admissible, on ihe.-f grounds the movement encoiinitinl great opposition when first propose. I. and even when Con- ( gres authorized the experiment ihrre was leluctance in trying it. It took time and expeileuce to develop and enfoiee the more jtirt view, first, that the great body of peo ple who live outside cities and towns are entitled to shaie In advanced mail facilities, even If the .I)! exceeds the returns, and. second, that .! hauler of unbalanced ex- ptnse is not as tormciable as? was appie- hended. ItillXl.s 1 X It II l It l. ro.vr.wr uitii uinii.it. "Kural fr.e (h-livery has now been suf ficiently tried to measure its effects The Immediate and iliiect results are cleaily apparent It stimulates soeI.il and business e rresponili-nce and so swells the postal n- elpts. Its lntioiliictioii N Invariably fol loucd bv ;v huge lncreaso in tin circulation of the pi ess and tf periedical literature. The tarm is thus brougli' into iliiect dully con tji' with the tiureuts anil movemtnts of the business world. A inure iiecum to knowl edge of tilling markets and varying prices' is dilfused and the pioduccr, -with his iulck-r isiniinuniealioti au-1 larger informii tion. is pi ic d on a s.ir-r fotliig. "The value f farms, as has been shown in many cans, is cnhnied. Good roads he come indispensable, and their Improvement is the essential condition of the service. The material and measurable l-en'tlts aro signal and unmistakable. "llut the movemnit exercises a wldir and deci-cr influence. It becomes a factor in the six la! and economic tendencies of American life. The dlsoositlon to 1 tin town Is a familiar effect of our past lOi-dltlons. llut tills tendency is checked, and mav be mateiially ehans.d. by an nd v.iiiee which conveys man;, of the advan tages or th town to the farm. Ittinil free ileliverv brings the farm wi'hlii the dally range "of the inPlleetual and commercial activities of the world, ami the isolation and n-.cjiotonv which have lieeu the bane of aK rlciiltiiral lire ale sensibly mitigated. 'It proves to be one of the most effective and powerful of educational ageiiciis. Wher ever It is extended, the schools Improve and the civic spirit of the community feel, a new pulsation. The standard cf Intelli gence Is lalsed. enlightened lntei'st In pub lic affairs Is iiulcl-eneil and better citizen ship tollows. "The lienign influences of our free insti tutions dilfuse themselves widely and im palpablv. but the arm ot the Government is directly lelt at few points. The mails at test the visible presence and service of the Government, and not least among the mer- j Its of the rural five dclivrry Is its creation Ol UK- SailSlIllg I'lHIX 1A IIVII 111 111- l.lWliei that he shares, with the townsmen the mani fest advantages of which the Government 1 the tlirei t iniuMtr. He Iels that the organized and helpful agincy of his country conies to his door, and the effect Is to stir his conscious pride and stimulate his loval'y and patiiotism. kstii.ti:ij cost or t'OMI'l.l'T-I S1MTI-:.M. "It iipp--.ii that lural fiee dr livery can exieiiueu praciicall, over the whole coiintrv at an annua! cost of less than 5H.i. jc). .s tj,,. appropiiatlou fur the cur lent tlM.il ar for this purpose i Jl.".tv, an addlti.iii.il outlay of J12,wiiir. unless mi-foiest.-n dt mauds should come, would sult stat.ally take the mall every clay to every door in ihe land. This assumes that the i -ist shall not exceed the iirs,.nt rate. Jf lanler tervii-e can le maintained tit the txisting vompensatloii. It assures this limi tation. With rigorous restialnt tin- expend! lutes in this particular st-rvlce. .an l r stricted to the fixed boundatlts. while tin revenues will Kteadily adw e. K will hardly be disputed that th. gleal r. suit of canving the post olhce to evei v home If it -au be iniompllshcd at .11 b .-..inpur . -tlvtly smalt cisst. is Un nbjvci well worth unilertakln.--. "This duiy is. tmpliasized ujid enforced when we ci.n-iiiii s.uiit. other phases of ihe po-tal iiiitiou. In my last annual ropoit It was shown that If .i lass of publications, which now. undtr nn evasion of the i.ur post of the law. puy the soud-il.iss-i tf of postage, weie j rally made to pav the third-class rate, lis thev ought to .- it would bring an -jildlilui.nl rev-i. t., iht- .oyernmem of Jli.3IMili This .un-iuit is lost thiough un abuse thu .-in b,. and ought to be rectified. It Is a public ton- tilbutlou without any public advantage '."ft t-i.0'1' b-""r'lt ,f ' " Piiv.ite Inter ests, ihe cost to the Government of this a bus,, is almost exactly ciuiialent to the i.st hnateil c-ost of broad luitinnal rural f:..- Women's. Our Own Itramls. All Colors ami Sizes. William," glace, laced; per pair $1.00 Duprez," Klace, clasp $1.00 Glace, pique, clasp $1.10 "Standard," glace, pique, CltlSJ) -jl v'Ll Glace, round seam, clasp. ..$1.25 "Fowler, " Iace, round seam. loll. l Ol "l-"osteriMa," glace, round ..cam, I CXCC v'HI Premiere," glace, round scam. Dent's, glace, heavy walking.. $1.85 A Hrge line of Ladies' Silk .Mit tens. Misses'. "l-owler," glace, lacing $1.25 "Premiere," pique, clasp ..$1.25 Clasp, round seam $1.00 Mousquetairc $1.25 Wcolcu Mittens. 2nc up Wool Mittens Boys'. "Premiere," glace "Standard," glace. . . . Astrachan , Scotch Wool, genuine. Mittens $1.25 .$1.00 ..50c ..35c ..25c XOTn Glove., purchased for presentation can be exchnngeil for other colors or si.es anil fitted during the month of January. A Wooden fllore Box, handsomely decorated, free with every six pairs of ICid Gloves liought at one lime. mMar l'..M. lim ;noi)M com III IW oeinfiy. Him H It Is. ;i .hi. voriug a very limited ni.-i..i., ers. and favoring twent.v-. m.i -'iio wuo nve on the fan- s . i n. "" .- mere ouclil in l tl lie- l tin t.il . Ii ,il. -I li In p.ih- rv - i vi - i" :i- . V ' . W .' I lu ll -lied without l-iill. li. lh- appeal t tl.". cnuiK in,. m,m ! 'The aliuse should lie dull ; the Hjii h-i-' In- und, :t.ik a-.-i Willi llri.Tl"li . I VI ilig the I,.. , ,. , 1 J i sllghli.sl .eel ,ini j I..- mm s lire- ; ' I,.. i ....'. '." " '.''. '!-'.' for tl "..i"Slt-7ilii"h,,i "!" V ' l '- '""'' "w ( , '-; ''Ish-il duilur ih. v.ar will ,-m-.-nine is illllouut. it ,.st .,,.(l ,1,,, ' maintain during t,e iisU,,k 1 r thi r i -in operation at the . ml o! the eurient v-ar will re.,,,1,,. j-Skj.,. ,.-,. new Vervi ... IlV'Th.."?. "',"'-"flU M"",M '- il-"e i.,..,i.,r fV!t' "-'"nn.en.ieii that the ,, lopilatio,, for niial ti leliv..rv i, r I,.. K .-Kl,,n,,,B JuI ' ,:-'-"'- "' '- ami m: iy ijKfOMi. ti.iss ji,ii, .M'i-ii:n thlVD,U,iV'"',?.rrL'-!"'i--t nectlon with se ".""." .'.-- ? - toe iiuporialli-t. uf reriiM.fl.ii r ,i i V. " .....t.i i w. , -" "- MopphiK ,., st-rnWi-fK,,: ject Is ,. which should not be ptrniUiei "riieie should b no abalemeiit of tl,. .iiKj wi.liii have now beeoint. in.,,,... ......' i t . . - i"--' and the service went on without bteak or interruption, it is now- in lull operation under the laws of the I'nilitl States "In the l'hlhpplne Islands tin coll litions have remaiueil unchanged. The service is earrleil on as reinirttd a ear ago. and for tunately It has thus far Ikcii more than silfsustalning. Instead of b lug obllg! to tlnvvv for Its support Irom the general rev enues, the postal HVenues have exceediil the cxpeliilltuitsi. This satisfactory ici-iilt has b ,.n due in nart to ginnl manageireiit and lu pait to the fact that the servle Is limited tliletlv to the centers of m.j, illation and business and to the camps of our troops, and that up to this time it lins pot been found practicable or necessary to tip pl io the meager mall communication of tin u.t-rli r anvthlng beyond tho crude and in xpeiisiv- i.-ilvidiial -arriagi to which the peopl- have always leii accustomed. "The imstul svstem establlshtd hi I'uba' following Amcrii-an occupation has given the people of that island u better mall w-rvli-e than they had ever In-fore eiij'iysl, logellier with tome valuable facilities, like the inonev-oidi-r branch, which the.v had never possess,.,! at ai. Unfortunately Us administration was stained for a time by fiauds and peculations of the most shame ful chai.icter. I'ndei the fiscal system of Ihe military government the postal nce!pts weie li posited In the island tieasury -md the expendituies were Hit f by requisitions and warrants drawn on t.he tieasury. This method justified and reilulreil examination of books, accounts and vouchers hv the In spector general's bureau, and during su-h an examination eaily ill May. it was dis covered that a continuous lours, of em it zzlemciit had been going on for a pr!o-l or .sun-.i uionihs. I he iininetlirflt t-ulnrit, i" whom the dlsclosuie iM.lnled. who was hii-f of ti e bureau of finance, was then ab snt In the rnlted Slates, but upon a (.nu ll. bull. ii telegraphic Indication he was pinmptly am-sted. 'When the facts were brought to light, immediate action was taken to right the wrongs and nriaigit the wiongduers. The oftenst of tlios implicated was mote than lutldilltv to the contldcui-e reposud in them and mure than oidiuary malfeasance In liiie. Its turpitude was enhanced by the tact that it was the bet nival of a trust held for a isipl, who were our ward, which .irii-i peculiarly sacred obligations, an 1 it limits the severest condemnation. The .sis have passed in the custody uf -he courts and inil.v trial Is e-tpcetcd. any of tluir . mployes. from aiding and abet ting lu the green goods or lottery swindles. or an) other scheme carried on partly by mall and partly by common carrier, and which Is In violation of the postal laws. I em.... .. ,.. i... ............. ..... t....tnin ' 11.11 .1 Sl.lUlll- I'e ril.U ru iIllLIIIII ti.lllf po"t otlice lnspH-tors to take out search wairatits '.vht-never the same may be neces sa v In tin prosecution of their "official du ties "That an appioprl.-ition be made for the purpose of constructing lookouts In post olllces wherever, In the opinion of the I'osi- I master (Jeneral. they may be needed. j "That provision he made, for the payment I of Incidental epcnses Incurred by local of ficers or others in the nrrest. detention and keeping of prisoners charged with violations of the postal laws until such prisoners can lie ttunpferred to the custody of a United . States ilarshal. I "In concluding this report It Is only just ' that I should Kstlfy tnv high appreciation of the uhllitv and fidelity of my assistants and the chlets or division in discharging the varied and indiums duties that have fallen upon them within the past year. I hive had the benefit of their Intelligent co-operation and wise counsel, and to their constant ami well-directed efforts Is largely due tne present high state of efficiency of all br:tnehes of thu post ill service. Very re secttully, "CHAliXi:.- KMOKY SMITH. "I'ostmaster tlenerul. Stops the Couch, and Workr OS the Cold. Laxative Bromo-Qulnlne Tablets cute a cold in one day. No Cure. No 1'ay. Irle Stu. SCIENCE AND RELIGION NOT OPPOSING FORCES. "- nuri.t-ii. imir lln no injllstiee , :,ny luaiwrwou. "effee "-! nivlnu langing f,..m 11-;..... " tLviZiVr, 'I. -.ear. and would relieve he way i m lo ,:. imate po-,al advances , 1. m'illersnjr.aM,,r" "f rf-""" naturallv- .,,- :'....- ;-..,".iu., in, expenses or w ,.. i-iii.iie niism.s. is now hugely u.ud i... ,,,. .overi.ii.ent Instead ,lf y fhKi' , - f it i,",:Ti:"iM",;'l,",e ,:; ,"cl " - Hat it. ihtro Is opihis t on o a dirrerent .haraiter which res a m,Mlcu. 1. (Ill II IIIll'IIT Til t.lM -Apn... -. t .- funded u a f.ar tl.-u Wi.-'popo" , ., J, ; "im.il in .-,rt at sni,. ,.,;iii n-.t, ..,1.1. c.lio:,-. of tl. s,v .,., (.,afs .V.-'it i "e aetment would deprive them of ",. rlv ileges which the exlstlnc law Intends 'thev should possess. This ,s a complete ml" p prehensioi. It Is n-.t sought Io eh.ing.' tre police .,r the present law or t., abridge the prlyllccen ,t ronrerc upon i.-gular and ie gltim ite publications for the di-st-mimai,.,, ol public intelligence. "'" "It is riOll Hllll..it ,n .i, ..IV ,1.. .. the farm for which the law never contemnlated ... .1 winch have-repi in tliroiisli the ambicuitv or Its provisions or through doubtful h,t,.r pietations that have cj end a wide door for wrongful entries. It Is aimed at the strl.il p-iper-eovcred hook?-, at the private "house organ-." :it the spurious trade 1our rils. and .:i-ts of an etrlusiv. advert'isin eh.iracter. at bulk distribution, which is falsi i.- called subscription, and at the re 1 eat"d tuin and oveiturn by news agents . unsold le-rlodicals. " "There Is no objection to serving these puiely private enterprises throu-rh tii mails. hut there is r.o reason whv the (Jov trnment should cany them at ihe ccond il.iss rate of a cent a pound. Involving a uead Ios to it of millions of dollars a vear vvhti: other articles of the ame kind right fully pay the third-class rate of S cents -i pound. .IIOM-'t-llltlll'lt SVSTIl am i'mii luiic ti in:.-. "The slutiMi.-s of th business Iransacl-,! by the people -if the United States, throush Iho meilium of the mom- -order sjstem. aie alr.-.iK of luteiest l-c,uise they tluctiiite in harmony with the prevailing business con ditions. The improvement of the last few yeai-s has been eoiitinue!, and even en hanced. s J.s shown by the fact that while the lneieaso in the inotiey-onii-r husl- 1 liess for tho fiscal year ISO over that of lM'S amounted to 0.''i:i,l7f. tiie increase for Ihe year 1 over IWw was $.S'i.7U,'-jl. The total Iiaiis.tctlnns for the fiscal year !") iimouiited to j:'iYi.i'ii.:'r7.l'.'. Dnlers drawn In i'uba' and I'oiio Ulco called for the pay ment, lespcctivel. of $"'.olJ and M.'.lf.- "Inn In; the fi.cal year sltv olllces w.-re adleil to Ihe list of fiis-d.-Ilvery oflltes, making the total iiiiiulvi TIC, at which 13. "Si canlers wei ompln.vtsl. an Increase if l.ii.; over the pievloiis fiseal jear. The ti tal cost of tills service amounted to Jll,- Tlie exteiisl-ni of the pneumatic-tiile s.vsteai being again prohibited by the act ot Cingris.s making appropriation for the s.rvn. t:o new oiitracts wei made diie- I lg the ytar. The act In question con- I i.iin-d a provision for the investigation l. the I'ostui.ister llenerul of Hie cost of ton- , structlon. op. ration, and utility of th- sys- I terns of pneumatic tuls for the trnn-'t'iU slon of mail, and dltcctcd lilm to as !- tain all facts bearing upon their use m eonm-ctloti with the m-ill service for th- in- . Ill m.itlori of i impress. "Suih an investigation vvn duly Instl-t-ilrtl. and has bee'.i coi'dueteil by a iium lit i- or the most experienced oliii-Ials of the piisi.il system, who. by ri.ison of their ablluv mid long M-rv-lo. may r.tlrly nkeil as exnerts. Tho invistlgatlon will , suits o: exact re-ciucii. oui u;- religion I,., eon.-liideil nt mi early ilay. and the vnl- I our prophet has never had liny ciiu-e "Scleme and lteII-lon" was the theme or diM-our.se of the Iti verend Doctor S3. Sale at Temple Shame Kmetli yesterday. He said In part; "The .-onlllct lutvvctu religion and science, abtut which so many books have been writ ten, anil of which we hear so much, even in our ow-i day. is altogether Imaginary aml unnatural, and wherever it does exist il Is due to a faulty conception, either of Hie scientist or the cnampion of religion, as to what constitutes the legitimate realm of the one and the other. "Of the two. tho domain of religion is much the wider and should properly include sell nee. art and politics; and. in fact, every thing that touches and appertains io human life. II is the divinely touched and le Iiglous nattire of man, acconling to tho Unclilng of Judaism, out of which all the hlghi r and nobler asplialioiis come, and the bast of these Is certainly not the In ...iihihle hiiuser aftir truth, the reaching out alter a fuller nml profoiinder knowlcdije of mini and the universe. Thu search after the hlddiu things Is a part or tne religion endowment of the human mind. Just as much as the iievessity for moral and aesthetic culture, and the Ideal man 1 he , lu whom all these three attributes of human . nature are most fully developed and Inter- j pi net rated. "The love of truth, which Inspires the man of science, and the self-denial, which makes lilm consecrate his days and night to her service, aie the prompting of his religious nature, just as much as are the good deeds of that man who has conuuered his selfish inclinations, who has not yielded to the allurements of self-indulgence, but walks in the pathway of duty and right According to mv faith the human mind Is bath-d In the sunlight of divine love and wisdom. It is but the Image of the all-soul, and therefore I cannot undirstind what men mean when tiny speag of an antagon ism betwe.n lb' natural and necessary manifestations of the human soul, of a strife between rc-Uidou mid science. "Tlieie may be a strife helmet, n certain 1..I-H- of religious r.ittn. certain dogmas and litis and the results of science, hut In the verv nut lire of tilings there can be no emnl- i tv "l-otwecn eternal fssenllals of lellglon i and the truths of science. Those dogmatic j lcliglons which own as their fundament..! verities notions h.in which nothing more rep-.uiiaiit to reason and common sense can lmagineit, may jusiiy ipian neiore me ir- vZ to Holiday Suggestions. Gifts Easy of Selection. Waist Patterns, Skirt Patterns, Dress Patterns, In Silks, Colored and Black Dress Goods, At unusually low prices. Our euonnous sales of Silks and Dress Goods Dur ing this last Fall have left us with thousands of shorter lengths of most dcsir.ihlc materials. Sonic lines of magnificent quality have not been quick sellers, and-are therefore reduced in price. This entire accumulation will be ready Monday morning, December 10th, classified and marked as follows: Black Silks. I'ine quality of Uh.idzinir dt Soic, $1.10 per yard. Kegtllar value, .Jl.G'i. Brocade Silks and Satins, Taffetas Faconne and Moire Stripe Novel ties, $1.25 per yard. Kef-ular $2.00 and $L50 qualities. Taffetas, per yard 60c Satin Travercs, per yard 5c Pure Dye Taffetas, per yard. . .75c Peau de Soie Travercs, per yard 80c 27-inch Taffetas, per yard 85c Peau de Soie, per yard $1.00 and up Colored Silks. Waist Patterns. 3;-Yard Lengths. Fancy Stripe and Corded Taffetas, assorted styles: per pattern, $1.75. Fancy Check, Stripe, Brocade and Barre Taffetas, in a variety of styles; tier pattern. $2.25. Colored Silks. Light Brocades, Fancy Stripe and IM-inch Check Taffetas in assorted colorings, 65c per yard. Cameo Stripe, Warp Print, Lace and Broche Stripe Corded Taffe tas Imprimc, Plaid Poplin and Satin Duchesse, 75c per yard. Prices np to now have been $1.50. Ras de Comtesse, in light, medium and dark shades. Gros de Paris, and Silk and Wool Poplins, in assorted plain colors, $1.00 per yard. Regularly 91.50. Wash Silks. We now have on sale our first ship ment of new Wash Silks for the season 1001; 50c per yard. Figured Peau de Soie, Chcnc Ciieck, Corded and Fancy Stripe Taffetas, ier pattern, $2.60. Hemstitched, Lace and Pompa dour Stripe and Warp Print Taffe tas, also til-inch Stripe Poplins, in solid colors; per pattern, $2.60. Have sold tip to now at .$1.2-1 per yard. Stripe, Warp Print, Plaid, Faconne Brilliant and Plisse Barre Taffetas, Plain Ponlin, Satin Duchesse, and Fancy Stripe Taffetas Metallic; per pattern, $3.50. Satin and Dentelle Stripe, Broche, Plisse Stripe and Warp Print Taf fetas, per pattern. $4.35. Broche Stripe Taffetas, Irish Pop lin Tartain Plaids, Plain Drap de Lame, Pallet de Sole, Satin Fa conne; per pattern, $4.35. Dress Goods. In this department we present an unrivaled assortment of Black and Colored Costume Materials, among which are: Albatross, Barege, Broadcloth, Cheviot, Covert, Henrietta, Homespun, Prunella, Poplin, Satin Soleil, Zibeline, lVeeds. Mixtures, Checks, Plaids. Cut in Dreas Pattern lengths, handsomely banded and ready for presentation. From $2.50 to $50.00 per pattern. Black. I Colors. Fancy Wool Plaids, styles; British Crcpon, five styles; $1.00 per yard. Regularly 1.50. Embroidered French Bareges; $1.00 per yard. Regularly $1.50. Wool Crepe Damas; $1.00 per yard. Regularly $1.50. Fancy Grenadincs,assorted styles; $1.25 per 3'ard. Regularly fjl.75, .$2.00. Silk and Wool Stripe Veiling; $2.00 per yard. Regularly $2.75. assorted $1.25 per yard- Regularly $4.00. Scotch Cheviots, in a variety of designs; $1.25 per yard. Regularly .$1.75. Novelty Suiting, varied color ef fects; $1.50 per yard Regularly 2.25. Imported Coverts for tailor-made gowns; $1.00 per yard. Regularly $1.50. Illuminated HomeSpuns, tan, brown; 85c per yard. Regularly $1.25. gray. aucQa inr noons companv. mr- isaai Xmas Presents. There is nothing so nice a a pair of Spectacles or Eyeglasses for an Xmas present. Lenses changed free of charge after the Holidays. Sec us first before go ing Cisetvncrc. Bet et-n ('lltcantt Locust. . EGGERT & FISHER, The Exclusive Opticians, 3l7fiarth TthStmt. uiililf information Kiitli'-rrd I'V tin iiimnilt- ri-sanl tin .cl-in.es with alienation, nay. it mill-. will lm ini-iiri-nrnteil In u iiiirt t li".-. ulwny.) rKardtil tlicm lis Its (ironcm lOST I. im.wii MlltM-'!-. i m;w I'OxMSIO... i-.XTi-rsiox CAVOT 111' OI-' M-'ItViCE IIKMKI). tlnll-nlrlnp SliouM not lie contoundcil with other so. ailed mult products rami' breweries put out. It In not li"r ami "burnt Micar." Soe that The nairip Anheufir Itusch Brewing As'n Is un each bottle. Sold by all drasglsts. "With all these result cltarly Indicat-d by the experiment thus far tiled, rural tne tlellvvrv 1" j.l.ilnly here to s-tuy. It cannot 1 abandoned where It has been e i.-.lili.-heil. and It cannot be maintained without beini; extended. It In a service In which there can lie no backward .-tcp. Those who enjoy in advantages will not consent to surrender th-m. and every new- route cicates a demand from continuous territory for the same privileges. "We are thus confronted with th" prob lem -f cradtially extenmmr the deliverv service over the whole area of the country j duly appointed at where It la physically feasible or where tho ' the provi.-ions of population is not so sparse as to make It 1 communication be iiaiu-i'.itttfil to .'oitRrcss in the near lu- "Tne Mini of $2,011 "ST :" war exiiepded by the department duib-K th year for tho trims! ortntion or fr.iRi mail". Tin-re re l.".U.7' iie "f mall matter lls tilbuled in tra-.Mt liy the clerks of the ociti.i mall ser'.li-e I in-lorse the suspeMlon of the Third Af-ir-tant Postmaster ".eueral that an nn pmpriation be Kianteil by 'om-;ress for th ptiblic.itioii by the department of a p.uu phlet containliiK postal Information, to lo distributed thiointh the p.wt otliees to tho ptxiple f ree of cost. "I desin to commend to thff favorable consideration of Conre-s the bill recentlv MibpiitK-! b ine providlmT for a "reply mvelopo" and "reply postal card." iii:roMMi:.UATio .. ro m-:i-.di:i i.i:sim..vi'hi. "The rafcty and certainly of the rcRl-try svsteni in general are vividly portrayed by tiie statistics of the proportion of losses to the total olume of bu-iiie!" done. There I ally. Judaism has never set an interdict : I fro; thought, and Its fundamental princi ples, which are as broad, deep and claMic as hum. in nature, have always invited and cuuiuruKed the greatest possible latitude III the exercise of reason. It has never trembled ,t tho dlstlosuies ot the boldest le-j-rnrch. and blr.co Into Its essential constitu tion there enters no element opposed to rea son, it hails eeiy discovery of the eact sciences as the subllmcst rexel.itlon. ilestlneil to- break tlown the obstacles and partition walls of sectarian prejudice and Ingrained superstition, which usurp the name of religion, and stand In the way ! the inconiiUK of the grand Idtal of its ary of Israel'" faitli Is written In charac- . ters that eamot be effaceil. the truth which mis ueen ttii hoi. anil slay or the human lace, the source of all its hl- and inspira tion. the fountain llnht of all our beins. tl.e master llcht of all our day." the truth that there is a central liijht In the uni verse, a ;ower iesidnt in tho world of matter that worketh with wisdom and purposeful Iiitnllliccnee- the order and har mony of the universe, and has shed abroad lu tho human heart the creative work, the iltvliie linage, which some day shall make this earth ukIcw with the warmth and radiance of Justice. rl;hteousnes and lov In; kindness. It was dearly the object of the wi Iters of Genesis nml of the l'lblo (em-rally to Inculcate and enforce this hluh ideal cf religion, and if it has ever ben used to bar the progress of science. thi fault must be ascribed net to the Bible lt- . .. .-i.... i. .!...-. .i --- eu. uui l lllJ r-iiui i.iKlli.iliiJ (11 loose h Pk, M,ral," ..i!" ,'' I who misundcrstoixl it and totally mistook the basis of dogma, but on the solid foanda- ' -ts purpose- lion of Justice, righteousness and love. , .,' ventme to maintain that the hisbor crmcism which uas surreo up a waoie As a decisive proof that there Is no en mity between the enlightened faith of the Jew and the sciences, we can iotnt almost io the entire past history of our people. I need not icfer you only to the .Middle Ares, when they, together nith the Jloham- ineilan-, were the most zealous devotees of "The postal seivlce III the new Nl.uiil ii-j-mt.iiiiim in me l lllieu stales lias lieeli inateri.ill.v advanced and streiD-thencl with- ! in the year. So Ions; as Porto Rico te- ' niainf-d under military government, the strvlce was continued on the piovislonal ' uim --eiK.-uueni oasis auopteil upon !he JV14U15111HII ui in? lsiauo. 1 no act or Consress establishim- n .-li-n soveriimrnt for Porto Itico nrovideil that the postal laws of the I'nited "States should apply to the Island, and when the act went Into effect. Jlay 1, lli. the Island service though distinct, had lieen so conformed to our methods that It merged Into our svstem without disturbance or embarrassment. "The postid service of ll.iu-.iii has liern absorbed in the same wav. ileiore Its -n-luxatlnn that territory h?d a lairly sati factory service, and when our authority was extended Ihe chief neee-sity, after oapiiui; us lorms ami procedure to the re- weie earrleti in tne regisiereu mans nurini; ; "" " '"' - ivuv-.-. v. uen iney cumvaieil the vear. for the Post Office Department , astronomy and ni.-itlienintis. botany and and theTrcasuiv llepartment alone, articles j medicine, b came the purveyors of flieelt a-tsncatlns In value over one and uiie-half , pliilosophy t'os KuioiK-an civilization and traveled thiough and around the known and billion dollais. and yet but seventeen ar ticles, or a value of SJ'7.T7. were lot. Sta tistics fniin the other department!, were thev at hand, would greatly enhance this call thee patent facts. 1 can point vim to ' I erelit.ibl( showing. I the vry lir.-l chapter of the Ilible itself a 1 "The fnllouinix recominendations for legis- ; a demijtistration of my linuiositlnn lmt latlon by Congress were included in my last j there is no conflict between religion and annual report ar.d ate now renewed: I scinice. I ilo not mean to say that the That an act ie paseii io puiiisii person i si.iiemenis contained in that chapter do liornef. nest ot theologians will not de prive the Bible of one jot or tittle of its teal value. The appllefltion of the canons of science to the literature of -the He brews, for that is what the higher crit icism is doing-, will only result in bringing out into sreate- prominence the eternal woith of the Ilible as a help toward 'the Iierfect Ideal of religion.' It will destroy the foolish notions of men and the super stitions which they have entertained about who. by fori-c, attempt to enter a car or apartment in a car Used for the distribution uf mail, or who mav assault a ralluav mall clerk while In the discharge of his duties as such. "That a statute be enacted providing for til? compulsory separation by publishers of t?cor.d-elass mall matter. While a majority of the publishers have shown a williugue.-s to undertake this work at the reiiiiest of the special olllcer In charge of it, a few are unreasonable. A project of such comprc- were found, and only made more a-surcd quirements ot our laws, was to provide for . unwilling to co-operate with the tiovern- more certain anu regular transportation. ment In this matter, whleii saves expense Thu posniastcrs already in place were all to the department and facilitates the dis patch of mail. "That the Interstate commerce law be amended to prohibit common carriers, to wit, telegraph and express companies, or and commissioned under our statutes. Jleaus of wen continued as th. in- iiiiituu. ii ..Him u cuaiis wiiii-ii inev i fin. o,ii.ii..i.u lit..-.,...- in.rit-irA i... ..... .1 1 1....I ......1.. , .. . . - "- .-"""'" .'I IllllfllJ 11- 11.1HST- -F. .Ill- F.,I, iii-iii-.ii-- ii.i-i .iutr. i ii-ii inn. 1 say. rr- I but it will ell.-ilile lis therein to nrrive :it tnorotigii apprecation oi us real anu match less truths. Tne higher criticism has al seady demonstrated, what no true believer of the Bible ever doubted that there Is not. and never can b. any conflict between science and religion, when these are. proper ly understood. In the words of Huxley. 'The antagonism of science is not to religion, but to the h.itlieii survivals and tho. bad philosophy under which religion herself Is well niijh crushed. And. for my part. I trust that this antagonism will never oeae. lilt that, to the end of time, true science will continue to fulfill one of her mo-t be neficent functions, that of relieving men from the burden of false science which Is imposed upon them In the name of religion. The only legitimate purpose of science must be. by the displacement of error, to point man's way to the treasure-lioui of truth, and the eternal good and beautiful, which are bound up with it. Herein it can never como into conflict with true religion. whlch seeks the same goal." oincide with the results of modern selemre. cr can be made, by any mean-, to harmon ize with them. On the contrary. I nm thoroughly convinced that it is an idle and a bootless task to attempt any such recon ciliation, and yet 1 say that the very pres ence of that chapter in the Bible Is the strongest proof of the perfect compatibili ty of religion and science. Of course, wo must not look at the ilible through specta cles of orthodox theology nor regard It In the light in which it was viewed a lonR time after it was i"mpiled. but we must at tempt to understand In its own light and apply to it the canens of criticism which we employ in stud.sing any other literary her itage. "Over the portal that leads to the sanctu- EXOLISH TASTE IX WAR KELICS. From I-oiHlnn Truth. Has the shoddy patriotism of the pres ent day left any sense of decenov amoiuf us? I see It announced in the Morning Post, without a word of comment or reproba tion, that tho shell which killed Colonel de VilleboIs-JIareuil has been mounted and presented to the officers of the Notting hamshire Yeomanry, and Is now on vie.v in a London shop. Imagine that some Kns lish soklicr-recr. say lyjrd Jletliuen. had volunteered for service in the Spanish Army during the Cuban war. and had been killed by an American shell, and that tlis shell had been mounted to be preserved as a trophy by an American regiment; should we consider this a decent or :i friendly act? Or should we denounce It with all tho utronff language nt our command as an outrage alike on good taste and on International friendship? A British officer, wilting to m on the subject, says: "Thank God for one thing: It Is not regular soldiers who have been guilty of this act." But there Ls no similar consolation open to the auxiliary forces or to Kngllshmen at large. DEI'EWS JOKE. Here is a joke by Chauncey Dcpew ot which Andrew Carnegie was the Indirect caue: Senator Iiew met Sir. Carnegie here before the latter left for Pittsburg and fell into an argument with him anent the latter's countrymen, writes the New York correspondent of the- Pittsburg Dispatch. "The reason you Scotch are a race of dys peptics." !) remarked as a finisher. because you're such a disputatious lot yon won't even allow your food to agree with you." CASTOR I A Tor Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bcajht Bears the Signature of &x&tff& D A V K- rT"v'rjrsLr-x--.jT--r-ct v?&S!r?t.i??T5 r -I .j. .ftdH - rsjs-isisyifei'-uai1' --Ts--