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The Chanute times. (Chanute, Kan.) 1897-1913, May 14, 1897, Image 2

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C. 8. NATION, Faltor and Prop'r.
It cost the city of Chanute just 8617. 60
to entertain the 6. A. IL
At the bridal chamber scene in "The
Ironmaster" which was put on i
Atchison the other night several people
breathed audibly.
Topeka might catch that bar-keeper
in that real open saloon and have him
on exhibition in the Historical Rooms
at the State House
The city and council of Harden City
has refused to pay any more rent fo
the appellate court room there. The
court will be removed. It is an out
rage to ask a city to pay the expenses
of a state court.
Jacob Muck of Osage City, who has
taken the Emporia canning factory,
made a contract, just for a starter,
with the H. T. Lee Mercantile Company
of Salina to furnish them with twelve
car loads of fruit and vegetables of
Lyon county products canned in Em
poria. Grand Master Workman J. N. Crider
of the Kansas jurisdiction of the A. O
U. W. announces that the membership
has just reached the 30,000 mark. Cri
der has appointed Representative Wei
lep of Crawford county to go to Okla
homa to arrange for the reunion of the
Oklahoma and Kansas jurisdictions
under the Kansas officers.
The semi-annual state convention of
the county superintendents will meet
in Junction City May 12 and 13 at the
First Baptist church. An open half
fare rate has been secured on all roads.
The Junction City schools will furnish
the music. Superintendent George E.
Kyner at Junction City will answer all
all particulars regarding the meeting.
i An epidemic of measles has broken
out among the convicts in the United
States penitentiary at Ft. Leavenworth
and the working of many of the men
has been suspended. Those with the
measles have been quarantined and all
new-comers are put in a sepatate cell
house. The disease is proving very
troublesome to many of the prisoners
and the hospital is crowded.
The grand council of the southwest
ern division of the united commercial
travelers will hold its annual meeting
in Leavenworth on May 14 and 15.
Arrangements are being made to en
tertain 7.-0 visitors E. E. Brewster Of
Leavenworth, grand counsellor, will
preside, and Mayor .T. D. Edmond, of
Leavenworth, who was formerly a
traveling man and member of the or
der, will hand over the keys of the city
to the guests.
Fabian Lagree, a well known mem
ber of a French colony in the vicinity
of Moundridge, McPherson county, has
come into the possession within the
last few weeks of the income of a large
fortune. Lagree is now a man of al
most 70 years of age. He is a French
Canadian by birth but has been a mem
ber of the Moundridge French colony
for a number of years. The fortune
which has recently come his posses
sion is said to be 8100,000. It comes to
him through his sister who years ago
went to Montana, where she engaged
in the cattle business. She has grown
immensely wealthy and her recent gift
to her brother is only one of the sever
al he has received from her. Not long
ago she visited him at Moundridge, it
is said, and finding that he had a heav
ily mortgaged farm, she paid the en
tire indebtedness and gave him the
farm unencumbered.
Six new jam brakes for the driving
wheels of locomotives have been receiv
ed at the round house at Wellington.
They will be put on the engines im
mediately. The Santa Fe is fitting up
all their engines with these excellent
Assessor llerr has made his return
on Abilene. The population is 3,331, a
gain of 88 in the year. The taxable
property is 330,090 as against 8307,808.
The assessed value is8113,230 as against
8122,003. The largest decrease is on
notes which decreased 811,000.
The cattle business in eastern Colo
rado and western Kansas has reached
high water mark. There is more de
mand for calves, stoekers and feeders,
and they are selling at higher prices
than at any time m the past ten years.
The shipment of fat cattle to market is
It is true that Kansas men will boast
of disasters. Recently in Wichita two
;men from two towns which had suffer
ed from tornadoes almost came to
blows over which town had lost the
most people.
W. H. Brown of Wellington, an early
timer, believes that it-was not Indians
who killed the famous Pat Hennessey,
but an organized band of horse-thieves.
Fritz Schultz, an inmate of the Paw
nee county poor house died, but not in
time to escape a surgical operation for
which the county commissioners had
appropriated thirty dollars.
An Emporia policeman is advertising
for a club he lost while tonambulating.
It is a fact start; it) g but true that no
one ever 'starved to death in all the his
tory of Western Kansas.
This state is getting ungodly. In
every big town in the state photograph
ers do their heaviest business on Sun
Thomas Ryan has appointed a young
man named Raymond, who it is fcaid,
can prove he lives in Kansas, his priv
ate secretary.
This is a wonderfully cool spring in
Kansas. It has been so cold that even
the tornadoes have been frost-bitten
and so benumbed that they cannot
The next great improvement which
the Santa Fe will begin in Kansas will
be the construction of a 840,000 grain
elegator at Win field. Work on this
will bo begin at once and will be push
ed to completion as rapidly as possi
Ritter Bros., of Chetopa have just
broken ground for a new 50-barrel
flooring mill with meal and feed at
tachments. Work will be pushed and
they are expecting to have it in opera
tion by the time new wheat comes in
Although the wet weather has inter
fered with the work on the irrigation
ditch at Great Bend to some extent,
the first mile is completed with the ex
ception of the riprap on the lower side.
The working force has been increased
to over eighty men.
A man was up before the police judge
of Topeka the other clay for stealing
coal. The railroad detective said he
caught the fellow in the coal car, but
the man said that he was only sleeping
there because his wife had locked hnn
out and he had no money to go to a
hotel. "Pretty hard bed, wasn't it?"
asked the judge. "Oh, no, sir," he an
swered, "It was soft coal." And the
judge was so struck with the joke that
he let him go.
Manager Harry Love of the Missouri
& Kansas Telephone Co. reports hay
ing reached a distance of seven and a
half miles north of Pittsburg with the
extension of the long distance line;
also that the soil so far has just been
right for digging post holes and that
the line has been constructed at the
rate of one and a quarter miles per day
However, he expects to encounter some
hard ground before reaching Ft. Scott,
which is thirty-eight miles from Pitts
burg. At the Dickinson county poor farm
recently arrived a charge who has for
many years puzzled physicians and
whose case Is to-day stranger than
e'ver. Newton Reed was born about
37 years ago and for a long time has
lived in South Dickinson with relatives
who have cared for him. Their re
moval made it best to bring him to the
county farm where lie is well cured for
by the superintendent. When between
" and 0 years old Reed had inflamma
tory rheumatism, which stopped the
growth of his body. So it is to-day as
then, the body of a child with tiny
limbs, drawn and mishapen by disease.
The head, however, is that of a normal
man. full-sized, with beard growing as
usual. Mr. Reed wears only a mous
tache, however. There is a good
shaped forhead and the eyes show an
observant and intellectual brain be
hind. He reads the papers, talks well
and takes a lively interest in life. Yet
he cannot sit up, but lies always in
the little bed, helpless and hopeless of
ever being better. It is a sad fate yet
many people with all the advantages
of a sound body are less contented
than this unfortunate who abides in
resignation his dsetiny. The physi
cians say there is no hope for improve
ment, yet he may live to old age.
About ten years ago his story crept
into the papers, but some of the local
papers branded it as a fake. It was,
however, strictly true, yet so strange
that few could believe it.
When Mrs, Cleveland of Pratt shot
her husband last week at Pratt he was
so anxious that no one should know it
that after falling to the ground he
arose and walked home with her, fiye
The Coffer county normal institute
will be held in Burlington commenc
ing May 31 and closing July 3. Prof.
S. W. Black, principal of the Fittsburg
schools, will be conductor. Ex-County
Superintendent George Scheneck and
Prof. J. M. Tieratt, of Coffey county
will assist.
The Populist central committee of
Dickinson county has appointed a com
mittee to draft resolutions condemning
Senator Hannah for his vote against
the maximum freight rate law.
The farmers of Kansas have ret out
in the past few years 147,340 feres of
forest. Among them are 11,500 acres
of black walnut, 12,486 acres maple,
2,637 acres of honey locust, and 55,553
acres of cottonwood. The cottonwood
grows the quickest and makes fuel for
the farmer sooner than any of the
others, hence his preference for it
A Kansas preacher in marrying a
couple ended by saying: "My children.
May your pathway be strewn with
roses, but dern me, if it don't rain be
fore to-morrow, your pathway woMt
have even cactus flowers."
Four members of the Topeka fire de
partment have been fired for firing
their brains with fire-water.
2The Uolton church which givea
dances to raise money ia out of debt.
Ratt'esnakes are numerous at Cool
id ge this spring, but the antidote keeps
up with the demand.
All bills passed by the last legisla
ture become effective May 8.
A big saloon with hard-wood bar and
French plate mirrors has started up in
Topeka and tho town is at last getting
its mixed drink privileges.
The assessor of Abilene, who is a man
who is set crazy with music, discovered
to his surprise that there are only seventy-seven
pianos in the town.
Some man has started out to prove
that western Kansas is located on a
thin crust and is liable to sink down
some night with an awful crash.
In Meade county once a big hunk o:
earts fell in right where the trail pass
ed. This hole filled up with salt watei
and is 175 feet wide and quite deep.
Mrs. John Alcone of Ionia, who cm
her throat from ear to ear with a razoi
while in a fit of insanity, has almos'
recovered from the wound. She hat
been insane before having been in tht
Topeka asylum.
For several years it has been nppar
ent that it was but a question of time
until the exorbitant prices demanded
by the manufacturers of bicycles
would hove to take a tumble. That
this theory has now become a condii
tion is apparent to those who have
investigated the strictly high grade
wheel just placed on the market by
the Ilarrah & Stewart Mfg. Co., ol
Des Moines, Ia.
A new danger is threatened in the
corn crop in Lj'ons county in the form
of a black small insect in every way
resembling the flea. Hundreds of acres
of corn have already been ruined and
are now being replunted. The matter
has been referred to Secretary Coburu
who can give no information regarding
the insect and has referred the matter
to E. A. Popenoe, entomologist at the
state agricultural college.
The Santa Fe has out a new order.
It is in effect that no stock will be per
mitted to run at large upon the com
pany's right of way. People have been
in the habit of lariating their cows and
horses alongside the railroad track tc
graze. The new order will be enforced
from now on. All stock found graz
ing on the company's right of way will
be taken to the city pound'. This or
der applies to all tewns alougthe line
of the Santa Fe.
The Santa Fe has filed in the au
preme court, upon an appeal from the
district court of Cowley county, the
case in which Albert Cunningham se
cured a judgment for 80,250 for person
al damages. Cunningham was a news
agent on the Santa Fe's southern Kan
sas division and sustained severe in.
juries ia a collision caused by a freight
train running into the passenger train
upon which he was employed. Cun
ningham sued for 815,000 and secured
a judgment for not quite half of that
It was the unanimous sentiment of
the convention of representatives from
Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas, which
met at Austin recently, in the intepest
of lower freight rates to the gulf,' to
have lower rates or build a road from
Kansas to the southern seaboard.
From this time his should be the senti
ment and purpose of the people of the
two states and the territory of Okla
homa. This is a great factor in the
agricultural and live stock interests of
the northwest. The problem will be
solved in the evolution of commerce; it
had just as well come now as later. It
is the great boon which the people,
who inhabit the vast country lying to
the north and west to the gulf, have
been battling for through the. years,
and the time is at hand when the
prospect is bright for its consumation.
We must have cheaper rates to the sea
board or go into agricultural decay.
A young lady from Manhattan nam
ed Holler is visiting Ellsworth. The
Ellsworth girls don't holler.
About the only way we know of tc
rid pasture land of garlic is to plow it
up and grow cultivated crops on the
ground for five or six years, keeping
them perfectly clean during the whole
time. Even then, if the fence rows are
left for growing garlic seefllk and the
manure from the rest of the farm is
used on the cultivated crops, the pest
will be 6ure to re-appear in the new
The Newton Mill & Elevator Com
pany will at once proceed to enlarge
their property to a 4-story building,
giving it a capacity of 400 barrels ol
flour per day, giving 10 more men em
ployment and envolye an expenditure
of 810,000.
The general revenue fund of the city
of Atchison is bare and city ofticerj
have not received their April salaries.
Mayor Donald will not sign their war
rants until there is sufficient cash in
the general revenue fund with which
to pay them.
The statute book will be published
May 8th and all laws which were or
dered to take effect on publication in
the statute books will then be in effect
The Rock Island will ballast iU
track between Caldwell and Welling
ton with burned gumbo. The gumbo
Is prepared by burning with slack coal
in immense pits and makes and excel
lent road-bed.
The construction of a thing is what
counts. Walking is not a crime. But
a Pratt woman shot her husband for
walking with another woman.
Prom the Text "And the Harem
Ilrought nim Ilread and Fiend In the
Morning, anil Bread and Klein In the
Evening" 1. Kings 17:0.
HE ornithology of
the Bible Is a very
interesting study.
The stork which
knoweth her ap
pointed time. The
common sparrows
teaching the les
son of God's prov
idence. The os
triches of the des
ert, by careless
illustrating the reck-
loconopo nt nnrAnta who do not take
tnough pains with their children. The
eagle symbolizes riches which take
wings and fly away. The pelican em
blemlzlng solitude. The bat, a flake
of the darkness. The night hawk, tho
osslfrage, the cuccoo, the lapwing, the
osprey, by the command of God In
Leviticus, flung out of the world's bill
of fare.
I woul-: liked to have been with Au
dubon as he went through the woods,
with gun and pencil, bringing down
and sketching the fowls of heaven, his
unfolded portfolio thrilling all Chris
tendom. What wonderful creatures of
God the birds are! Some of them, this
morning, like the songs of heaven let
loose, bursting through the gates of
heaven. Consider their feathers,
which are clothing and conveyance at
the same time; the nine vertebrae of
the neck, the three eyelids to each
eye, the third eyelid an extra curtain
for graduating the light of the sun.
Some of these birds scavengers and
some of them orchestra. Thank God
for quail's whistle, and lark's carol,
and the twitter of the wren, called by
the ancients the king of birds, because
when the fowls of heaven went Into
a contest as to who should fly the high
est, and the eagle swung nearest the
sun, a wren on the back of the eagle,
after the eagle was exhausted, sprang
up much higher, and so was called by
the ancients the king of birds. Con
sider those of them that have golden
crowns and crests, showing them to be
feathered imperials. And listen to the
humming bird's serenade In the car of
the honeysuckle. Look at the belted
kingfisher, striking like a dart from
the sky to water. Listen to the voice
of the owl, giving the key-note to all
croakers. And behold the condor
among the Andes, battling with tho
reindeer. I do not know whether an
aquarium or aviary Is the best altar
from which to worship God.
There Is an Incident In my text that
baffles all the ornithological wonders
of the world. The grain crop had been
cut off. Famine was in the land.
In a cave by the brook of Cherlth sat
a minister of God, Elijah, waiting for
something to eat. Why did he not
go to the neighbors? There were no
neighbors; it was a wilderness. Why
did he not pick some of the berries?
There were none. If there had been
they would have been dried up. Seated
one morning at the mouth of his cave,
the prophet sees a flock of birds ap
proaching. Oh, If they were only part
ridges, or if he only had an arrow
with which to bring them down! But
as they come nearer, he finds that they
are not comestible, but unclean, and
the eating of them would be spiritual
death. The strength of their beak, the
length of their wings, the blackness of
their color, their loud, harsh "cruck!
cruck!" prove them to be ravens.
They whirr around about the proph
et's head, and then they come on flut
tering wing and pause on the level of
his Hps, and one of the ravens brings
bread, and another raven brings meat,
and after they have discharged their
tiny cargo they wheel past, and others
come, until after awhile the prophet
has enough, and these black servants
of the wilderness table are gone. For
six months, and some say a whole
year, morning and evening, a break
fast and a supper bell sounded as these
ravens rang out on the air their
"cruck! cruck!" Guess where they got
the food from. The old rabbins say
they got it from the kitchen of King
Ahab. Others say that the ravens got
their food from pious Obadlah, who
was In the habit of feeding the perse
cuted. Some say that the ra-rcn3
brought their food to their young In
the trees, and that Elijah had only
to climb up and get it. Some say that
the whole story is improbable; for
these were carnivorous birds, and the
food they carried was the torn flesh
of living beasts, and therefore cere
monially unclean; or It was carrion,
and would not have been fit for the
prophet. Some say they were not ra
vens at all, but that the word trans
lated "ravens" in my text ought to
have been translated "Arabs;" so it
would have read: "The Arabs brought
bread and flesh In the morning, and
bread and flesh In the evening." Any
thing but admit the Bible to be true.
Hew away at this miracle until all
the miracle is gone. Go on with the
Jepletlng process, but know, my
brother, that you are robbing only
jne man and that Is yourself of one
jf the most comforting, beautiful, pa
thetic and triumphant lessons in all
ihe ages. I can tell you who these
purveyors were they were ravens. I
n tell you who freighted them with
provisions God. I can tell you who
aunched them God. I can tell you
ivho taught them which way to fly
Sod. I can tell you who told them
it what cave to swoop God. I can tell
rou who Introduced raven to prophet
ind prophet to raven God. There la
ne passage I will whisper In your
ar, for I would not want to utter It
iloud, lest some one should drop down
inder its power "If any man shall
:ake away from the words of the
prophecy of this book, God shall take
away his part out of the book of Ufa
and out of the Holy City."
While, then, we watch the ravens
feeding Elijah, let the swift dove of
God's spirit sweep down the sky with
divine food, and on outspread wing
pause at the lip of every soul hunger
ing for comfort.
On the banks of what rivers have
been the great battles of the world?
While you are looking over the map
of the world to answer that, I will
tell wtu that the great conflict to-dny
Is on the Potomac, on the Hudson, on
the Mississippi, on the Thames, on the
Savannah, on the Rhine, on the Nile,
on the Ganges, on the Hoang-Ho. It
Is a battle that has been going on for
six thousand years. The troops en
gaged in It are sixteen hundred mil
lions, and those who have fallen by
the way are vaster In number than
those who march. It Is a battle for
Sentimentalists sit In a cushioned
chair, in their pictured study, with
their slippered feet on a damask otto
man, and say that this world is a
great scene of avarice and greed. It
does not seem so to me. If It were not
for the absolute necessities of the
cases, nine-tenths of the stores, facto
ries, shops, banking houses of the land
would be closed to-morrow. Who is
that man delving in the Colorado hills?
or toiling In a New England factory?
or going through a roll of bills In the
bank? or measuring a fabric on the
counter? He Is a champion sent forth
In behalf of somo home-circle that has
to be cared for, In behalf of some
church of God that has to be sup
ported, In behalf of some asylum of
mercy that has to be sustained. Who
Is that woman bending over the sew
ing machine, or carrying the bundle, or
sweeping the room, or mending the
garment, or sweltering at the wash
tub? That Is Deborah, one of the
Lord's heroines, battling against
Amalekltlsh want, which comes down
with iron chariot to crush her and
hers. The great question with the vast
majority of people to-day Is not "home
rule," but whether there shall be any
home to rule; not one of tariff, but
whether there shall be anything to tax.
The great question with the vast ma
jority of people Is, "How shall I sup
port my family? How shall I meet my
notes? How shall I pay my rent?
How shall I give food, clothing and
education to those who are dependent
upon me?" Oh, If God would help me
to-day to assist you In the solution of
that problem the happiest man in this
house would be your preacher! I have
gone out on a cold morning with ex
pert sportsmen to hunt for pigeons; I
have gone out on the meadows to hunt
for quail; I have gone out on the marsh
to hunt for reed birds; but to-day I
am out for ravens.
Notice, In the first place In the story
of my text, that these winged caterers
came to Elijah direct from God.
"I have commanded the ravens that
they feed thee," we find God saying In
an adjoining passage. They did not
come out of some other cave. They
did not Just happen to alight there.
God freighted them, God launched
them, and God told them by what cave
to swoop. That Is the same God that
is going to supply you. He is your
Father. You would have to make an
elaborate calculation before you could
tell me how many pounds of food and
how many yards of clothing would be
necessary for you and your family;
but God knows without any calcula
tion. You have a plate at His table,
and you are going to be waited upon,
unless you act like a naughty child,
and kick, and scramble, and pound
saucily the plate and try to upset
God is infinite In resource. When
the city of Rochelle was beseiged and
the inhabitants were dying of the fam
ine the tides washed up on the beach
as never before and as never since,
enough shellfish to feed the whole city.
God is good. There Is no mistake
about that History tells us that In
1555 in England there was a great
drought. The crops failed; but In Es
sex, on the rocks, in a place where they
had neither sown nor cultured, a great
crop of peas grew until they filled a
hundred measures; and there were
blossoming vines enough, promising as
much more.
But why go so far? I can give you
a family incident. Some generations
back there was a great drought in Con
necticut, New England. The water
disappeared from the hills, and the
farmers living on the hills drove their
cattle toward the valleys, and had
them supplied at the wells and foun
tains of the neighbors. But these after
awhile began to fail, and the neighbors
said to Mr. Birdseye, of whom I shall
speak, "You must not send your flocks
and herds down here any more; our
wells are giving out." Mr. Birdseye,
the old Christian man, gathered his
family at the altar, and with his fam
ily he gathered the slaves of the house
hold for bondage was then In vogue
In Connecticut and on their knees be
fore God they cried for water; and the
family story Is, that there was weep
ing and great sobbing at that altar
that the family might not perish for
lack of water, and that the herds and
flocks might not perish.
The family rose from the altar. Mr.
Birdseye, the old man, took his staff
and walked out over the hills, and in
a place where he had been scores of
times, without noticing anything par
ticular, he saw the ground was very
dark, and he took bis staff and turned
up the ground, and water started; and
he beckoned to his servants, and they
came and brought pails and buckets
until all the family and all the flocks
and the herds were cared for; and
then they made troughs reaching from
that place down to the house and barn,
and the water flowed, and it Is a living
fountain to-day.
Now I call that old grandfather
Elijah, and I call that brook that be
gan to roll then, and is rolling still,
the brook Cherlth; and the lesson to
me, and to all who hear It, is, when
you are In great stress of circum
stances, pray and dig, dig and pray,
and pray and dig. How does that pas
sage go? "The mountains shall de
part and the hills be removed, but my
loving kindness shall not fail." If
your merchandise, if your mechanism,
If your husbandry fall, look out for ra
vens. If you havo In your desponden
cy put God on trial and condemned
Him as guilty of cruelty, I move to
day for a new trial. If the biography
of your life Is ever written, I will tell
you what the first chapter, and the
middle chapter, and the last chapter
will be about, if it Is written ac
curately. The first chapter about
mercy, the middle chapter about mer
cy, the last chapter about mercy. Tho
mercy that hovered over your cradle.
The mercy that will hover over your
grave. The mercy that will cover all
Again, this story of the text im
presses me that relief came to this
prophet with the most unexpected and
with seemingly Impossible conveyance.
If It had been a robin-redbreast, or
a musical lark, or a meek turtledove,
or a sublime albatross that bad
brought the food to Elijah, it .would
not have been so surprising. But, no.
It was a bird so fierce and lnausplcate
that we have fashioned one of our most
forceful and repulsive words out of It
ravenous. That bird has a passion
for picking out the eyes of men and
of animals. It loves to maul the sick
and the dying. It swallows with vul
turous guzzle everything it can put
its beak on; and yet all the food Elijah
gets for six months or a year Is from
ravens. So your supply is going to
come from an unexpected source.
You think some great-hearted, gen
erous man will come along and give
you his name on the back of your note,
or he will go security for you In some
great enterprise. No, he will not.
God will open the heart of some Shy
lock toward you. Your relief will come
from the most unexpected quarter.
The providence which seemed ominous
will be to you more than that which
seemed auspicious. It will not be a
chaffinch with breast and wing dashed
with white and brown and chestnut; It
will be a black raven.
Here is where we all make our mis
take, and that is In regard to the col
or of God's providence. A white prov
idence comes to us, and we say, "Oh,
it is mercy!" Then a black providence
comes toward us, and we say, "Oh, that
is disaster!" The white providence
comes to you, and you nave great
business success, and you have a hun
dred thousand dollars, and you get
proud, and you get Independent of
God, and you begin to feel that the
prayer, "Give me this day my dally
bread," Is Inappropriate for you, fcr
you have made provision for a hundred
years. Then a black providence comes,
and It sweeps everything away, and
then you begin to pray, and you be
gin to feel your dependence, and be
gin to be humble before God, and you
cry out for treasures in heaven. The
black providence brought you salva
tion. The white providence brought
you ruin. That which seemed to be
harsh and fierce and dissonant was
your greatest mercy. It was a raven.
There was a child born In your house.
All your friends congratulated you.
The other children of the family stood
amazed looking at the new-comer, and
asked a great many questions, gen
ealogical and chronological. You
said and you said truthfully that a
white angel flew through the room and
left the little one there. That little
one stood with its two feet In the
very sanctuary of your affection, and
with Its two hands It took hold of the
altar of your soul. But one day there
came one of the three scourges of chil
dren scarlet fever, or croup, or diph
theria and all that bright scene van
ished. The chattering, tho 6trange
questions, the pulling at the dresses as
you crossed the'floor all ceased.
Mrs. Jane Plthey, of Chicago, a well
known Christian woman, was left by
her husband a widow with one half
dollar and a cottage. She was palsied,
and had a mother ninety years of age
to support. The widowed soul every
day asked God for all that was needed
in the household, and the servant even
war astonished at the precision with
which God answered the prayers of
that woman, item by Item, Item by
Item. One day, rising from the fam
ily altar, the servant said, "You have
not asked for coal, and the coal Is
Then they stood and prayed for tho
coal. One hour after that the servant
threw open the door and said, "The
coal has come." A generous man,
whose name I could give you, had sent
as never before and never since a
supply of coal. You cannot understand
It I do. Ravens! Ravens!
Japanese In Hawaii.
The little republic uf Hawaii is em
harassed by an extraordinary influx Oi
Japanese immigrants, stimulated by
immigration societies working with the
encouragement if not actually as agents
of the government of Japan. The Ja
panese in the islands already are more
numerous than the people of any other
nationality, except the native Hawail
ans. Various forms of restriction im
posed by the Hawaiian government
were evaded by the immigrants, until
at last the government forbade the land
ing of a ship load of Japanese, and or
dered them sent back. Japan claims
the privileges of free immigration un
der an old treaty, and appears to be
using them to carry out a plan of vir
tual colonization.
A Gentle Hint.
"Nice dog! Have you taught hlra
any tricks since I was here last?"
"Oh, yes. He will fetch your hat If
you whistle," said she sweetly. Dub
lin World.
A Good Word for Johnny.
Mamma Sh, Johnny! You must not
Interrupt papa in the middle of a sen
tence. Papa He doesn't. He never
lets me get as far as that New York

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