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A LETTER FROM MRS. HENRY Toronto, Ontario. Deak Fellow Chautau quans:—This Sunday finds me at a hotel in this city simply waiting for the day to pass that I may continue my journey; and so I am afforded the time to write you. I have kept sight of you and your work through The Mirkou and the letters that have been sent by individual members, and have not failed to think of you in your little assembly one Sun day afternoon since I was with you—and always with hope for your future. To-morrow is a wonderful day! No crime was ever committed to-morrow; no evil or unholy thing ever came into it. It is clean—full of op portunity, of expectation, of possibilities. It may become anything that any yesterday has been—it may be infinitely more. To-morrow in a prison may be better, sweeter, than the past days out in the broad world ever were. All de pends upon you men—each individual man and your own deliberate choice to-day. To-day makes the to-morrow—that is. determines large ly what it shall be. wliat you think or do to-day— what you choose to-day. I suppose this will be read to you on Sunday the 18th—a good many days in the future—would that I could fling it over to you for this very afternoon. But what I was going to say is this: To-day, this Sunday, as you are gathered in your circle witli the appearance at least of free men— with actual freedom to elect what your to mor rows shall be, as far as the real life of tiie man goes—let me urge you to the earnest considera tion of those things that shall exalt your ideals of life and duty, and to that choice which shall make all things new for you. In your readings you get glimpses of great and good men, of high and heroic deeds, of arts and sciences—all of which seem to belong to a world with which you have nothing to do. from which some of you can but feel that you are cut off forever, and. as one has expressed himself to me. it may seem like •• looking at the heavens from the bottom of a mine,” to try to bring these tilings really into your own lives—but with the broad outlook of the great .future which is before you. it will pay to look steadily up to just the narrow bit of heaven that is brought within your range of vision in the C. L. S. C. readings, and try the wings of your thought, the aspirations of soul and spirit and with all the power you can command, rise, be it ever so little, and at whatever cost. Everything depends lirst on what you have before you to think about—who and what your ideal is. No man ever yet quite reached his ideal. If you take Washington in American history you can never be quite a Washington. If you take sci ence as your ideal of truth you will find your life and power shortened to material limits. But if you take to-day. as a Chautauquan. the Man Christ—the Savior Christ as your ideal charac ter. his truth as your truth, his life as your life, while you can never become quite like him. the sinless One, yet you will become more as a man than could ever be accomplished with any other standard before you. O, my dear friends, my prayers go earnestly up to God for you that this may be true of you, that in choosing what you study, think about and follow, you will not stop at anything short of Him in whom all true ideals of manhood centre—who is in Himself the Truth and the Life. Learn to see Him, or something borrowed from Him in the good men and women of history, to find the Inch of Him in their fail ures, as well as in the crime and evil of all times and all lives. It is the lack of Christ likeness that has made all the wars of all nations, all the oppression of all peoples. It is the reaching out after Him. the thoughts about Him, the follow ing His truth that lias made Peace anywhere, that has relieved oppression and misfortune, that lias alleviated in some little degree the con dition of those who are in prison. You are Chautauquans because Christ lived and died and arose again; and because the truth that he taught has been working in the hearts of men. You are indebted to Him for many tilings that you have perhaps not yet discovered by which you are in a better estate than you would have been if His truth had never been taught and be lieved. Will you not try. each man of you, to find out what tills means in your case? Every thing in your to-morrows depends upon how you receive this Christ. It will be better for you to think about good men than bad ones, noble, pa triotic, benevolent lives than criminal ones; but better to think about this man Christ and His life than any other-or to take Him as the stand ard by wiiich all others shall be measured—your own included. Some of you will soon be going out free. Thank God for that. Do you go to morrow? Then take care of that to-morrow. Keep Christ before you-think about him. Ask yourself, “What would He do now if lie were me? ” If you do that, which you have reason to ELLIOTT HOUSE, Cor. Third Ac ChetUnut St»„ STILLWATER. - - - - MINN Remodeled and First-class in Every I? OdRPPt J. E. ELLIOTT, Proprietor. 100 FREE WATCHES! Given by the Oldest Newspaper in New Y ork City. In addition to the numerous new and original premiums offered to subscribers, we propose to present them with 100 Watches, all of which are guaranteed by T. 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Y'our future holds just this possibility, if you will make the true choice to-day. I want you to ask Mr. Albert, or whoever is your leader to-day, to pray after the reading of this letter: and you, every one, pray in your hearts, that you may be able to take Christ as your leader; really and truly—the one to think about, the one to copy, the one to be saved by and kept forever. I send you the rule of life that is given us all in the Word of God, and will you not make it your own? You will find it in Colossions iii-17: “Ami do whatsoever ye do in iro rd or deed in the name of the Lord Je*ux.” I send especial regards and motherly love to every one of you, God bless you. Y'ours In His Name. Mrs. S. M. I. Henry P. S. The motto of the class of ’93 might have this added: “It doth not yet appear what we shall he,” 1 John iii-2. This is true of the acorn and also of a man in prison. Sweat Shops The sweater is a contractor, or sub-contractor, who agrees to complete garments for so much a piece or dozen. He then parcels out the work to a set of men, eacli man being given a particu lar piece to make up, at a price somewhat less in proportion tliau is received by the coutraetor or “ sweater.” The following prices, from which are deducted the sweater’s or sub-contractor’s commissions, are what are paid to the laborer: For overcoats For business coats For trousers For vests, per dozen For knee pants, per doz. For calico shirts, per doz Of about 350 wholesale clothing manufacturers in the city of New York, 340 of them have their work done in sweat-shops. Cloak manufacturers rely almost solely upon the sweat-shop workers. There is a bill before the Massachusetts legisla ture abolishing capital punishment. As throwing light upon this question, some figures given in the Chicago Tribune, as to the number of mur ders, are worthy of notice. From these it appears that in 1889, 3,568 murders were committed. In 1890 there were 4,290 known murders,—an in crease of 772, or about 20 per cent. In 1891 the number of known murders was 5,998,—an in crease of 1,708, or about 40 per cent. In 1892 the number arose to 6,791,—an increase of 793, or a little over ll per cent. The known murders, therefore, for these four years numbered 20,547; and, when we take into account the murders that were not discovered, it is entirely within bounds to say that 25,0C0 murders were committed in the United States during those four years. But even this is not the saddest part of the story. Of the 4,290 known murderers of 1890. 102 were executed by law and 127 were lynched by mobs. In 1891,228 of the 5,998 murderers were exe cuted by law and 198 were lynched. Of the 6,791 murderers of 1892, 107 were executed by law, while 236 were lynched by mobs, five of them be ing women. In other words, though 17,079 known murders were committed in these three years, only 337 persons were executed by law; while 538, or about 60 per cent, more, were lynched by mobs. The explanation of this appalling increase is doubtless partly due to the ease with which the criminals escape punishment; and it is urged by those who are in favor of doing away with the death penalty that, if the punishment was im prisonment for life, the law would be more fully and promptly executed. Be this as it may, it is evident that we need a more prompt and sure treatment of murderers. Judge Parker of the CHICAGO BAKERY & "Li™’ CHARLES HEITJifAJY, Proprietor. & C&Pdi6S«J^^^ mealsatallhours 241 South Main St., next to OPERA HOUSE, Stillwater, Minnesota. New York 1000111100000001 Dry Goods & Millinery, Carpets & Wall Paper. Our stock of ladies’ and Children’s garments the Largest ever shown in The city. Dry Goods dfc Clothing Call and Examine Our Immense Stock. Louis AlHerg & Co., 113 to 121 So. 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United States Circuit Court for the Western Dis trict of Arkansas in a charge to the grand jury, as reported in the New Y ork Tribune, after al lusion to the above condition of affairs, said: “ The figures for these years are amply suffi cient to show that the increase of crime is out of all proportion to the increase of population, and that the punishment for this high crime, while crime is constantly increasing, is constant ly decreasing. What is the matter with the sys tem of jurisprudence in this country that more men each year are taken out and destroyed by the violence of the mob, by the fury of the popu lace, and put to death for having committed mur der, than are tried and convicted and punished legally for this great crime? Every one of these cases of lynching, no matter what the crime of the party lynched, was a murder of the most brutal and most horrid character; and they may be added to the grand total of the other murders.” Before a reform is wrought out there must be a change in public sentiment which will demand a more prompt and sure execution of the law. It is very evident that the death penalty at pres ent does not act as a restraint.— Christian Regis ter. JOBBING HOUSE Lowest Prices in the City. Goods Warranted as Represented. Largest stock of Men’s, boys’ and children’s Clothing, hats, caps and Furnishing goods in The city. 1./Y the, city. PiHESTNUT St. PharmacY W. W. BALDWIN, Manager) PURE DRUGS, PERFUMERY, TOILET AND FANCY ARTICLES, BRUSHES, Etc. Physicians’ Prescriptions a Spb cialty, Compounded by' Skilled Pharmacists. 226 E. Chestnut St., Stillwater. 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