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The Miser and the Angel. BY K. D. V. "Twas cold and bleak that winter's night. When hover'd o'er the dying light. The miser hugg'd his shrunken form, And grudg'd the lire that made him warm. The old worn latch arose and fell,- He started up with threat'ning yell Begone !" as in the open door, A woman stood, faint and foot-sore. ''Just this," she begg'd, this rotten board 'Twill not be missed from out your hoard." " Take it and go !" he thundered out ""Oh, thanks,"- she moaned, and turn'd about. Another shivering night he sat ; -A lad came in "Please, Mister," "What?" This piece of rope." He said not nay, Bat curs'd him as he went his way. And once again there ventured nigh, A child, who lied wfth frightened cry, As at her head, a rusty key The gift she craved ha Hung with glee. ' " :'' The sands of life were nearly run, What good to others have you done?" 'The angel ask'd. The miser sighed. "Not one kind act," he sadly cried. ", Not one ? Did you ne'er give, nor lend Relief to neighbor, suppliant, friend ?" The dying eyes were closed he thought Of all the misery he had wrought. A ray of light ! " I gave a board." " 'Tis well 'twill span death's river ford." " A mouldy rope," '"Twill reach from earth To Heaven. What more of feeble worth ?" A rusty key" " Unlocks the gate. Is this the sum ? No not too late ; The sinner's Friend has room for all, The least you do is not too small. TURKEY FOR THE BOYS. The Members of the Hoys' Club Enjoy a Royal Good Time Xast Night-Dr. Todd Gives a Talk. Agreeably to the wishes of their generous patrons, Mrs. John Mc Farland, who from her temporary home at Willet's Point, N. Y., sent a draft to be expended for their Thanksgiving, the newsboys and bootblacks appeared last night in their best clothes, ready for pleas ure. Their hall was brilliantly lighted and wore a cheery look, as if to help on the festivities. Behind the black and gold japa nese screen the process of face washing and hair brushing went on till each boy in turn came out sev eral shades whiter. Miss Alma Thurman, whose influence over the boys is wonderful, presided with the dignity and at fhe same time the contagious good nature that is so inspiring. Mrs. V. II. Mil ward sat down to the piano and saug several fa miliar ballads, the boys joining in the chorus. "My Old Kentucky Home," Cricket on the Hearth," ;and "Annie Booney," were much enjoyed. She played her own ac companiments and sang with great sweetness of voice and manner. Miss Julia Ilees, a graduate from Say re last June, played the "Mock ing Bird," the boys giving a -whistling chorus with much skill. Dr. L. B. Todd then made a clever and taking little address. He took for his theme the famous utterance of George William Cur tis, at a dinner given in New York in honor of William Makepeace Thackery. He said, "I believe in letting everybody have a chance." Thackery said it w7as as fine a sen timent as is possible to utter. It must have struck him as peculiarly adapted to the great free country of America. The doctor recalled a stroll of John Greenleaf Whittier one Sunday morning in Central Park, New York, when coming upon a group of boys, he said, with the poetic ease of one whose muse is ever at hand ? "From my heart I wish you joy. For I was once a barefoot boy." Dr. Todd's own life motto "The sun shines" fits him to reach the hearts and minds of the street gamin. He has held to his boyhood's sunny nature, and when he talks to these waifs they see in him a big boy who makes for the time com panions of them. Under the management of Miss Florence Norton and Mrs.Beckley, a table was spread with lemonade, cake,candy and bananas. Feasting and games finished this very de lightful evening. The boys looked tidy and happy. If their absent benefactress could have looked in upon them her kind heart would have felt exultant. Among the visitors were Mrs. Jno. Scott, Miss Sue Scott, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Mil ward, Mrs.'Beckley, Mrs Cramer; Mrs. Thurman, and Misses Bul lock, Milward, Gunn and Denny. Lexington Press Nov. 28. KIND WORDS. "Thanks for the interesting little paper, the Lexington Re cord. Have been an invalid for five weeks, confined to the bed, and whenever able to read, I take the little messenger of . love and read all its contents, even the advertisements." "Please let me have the De cember number of the Record. You have spoiled me by sending the others. After Christmas I mean to subscribe. I waut to give something to the Infirmary j patients." "I notice your offer of twenty per cent, for clubs. I intend to try to raise a club of ten for you among the W. C. T. U'e, but 1 dont want any commission." "Just got back to my Kansas home from the far West. Believe me nothing gave me more plea sure in the accumulated mail awTaiting me than the two dear little Records. Keep bravely on. A good thing must prosper. You will see something great from your small beginning before long." One year's subscription for the Record and the ''Ladies' Home Journal" only $1.75. The Protestant Infirmary. Words or Praise From One Who Has Tasted of Its Rlessings. There is no institution in Lex ington more deserving of success than the Protestant Infirmary. I had no idea an infirmary could be so cosy and home-like. Rooms and beds so nice and clean ; food so daintily served ; nurses so re fined and lady-like. And what a mission is theirs tending alike both rich and poor. Up all day and night bending over couches of the sick, sometimes the dying; binding up wounds, giving medi cines, soothing the fretful and al ways bringing into our chambers cheerful faces, even though their own feet are weary. I marvel at woman's endurance. There are at present in the Infirmary, one trained nurse, and four pupil nurses, Miss Jenkins is the head nurse, and she has no equal, possessing a knowledge of surgery that few women have, gentle in her ministrations, kind to every body, she is indeed a superior woman. Miss Larkins, already an excellent nurse, i a bright; sunshiny creature, mak ing us the better for her visits. Every one loves her who comes in contact with her. Miss Wes cott is another bright little woman, whom we all love. Miss Bevin, from Virginia, and Miss Jones, from Indiana, complete the class. ' Mrs. Taylor, the Matron, is a good, motherly woman. Under such manage ment I do not see why such an institution should not succeed. Lexington is a wealthy city and will, I hope, contribute to its sup port. It is a noble institution. If nothing more the comfort it affords poor men and women in the charity wards, which are so comfortable, is a blessing within itself. Such deeds of charity are twice blessed blessing those who give and those who receive. If a cup of cold water given in Christ's name is acceptable, how much greater comfort to those who cannot provide for them selves. "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." A Patient. Contributions To the Infirmary .Since Last Report. From Mrs. Scherer, two- hats, cap and pair of shoes. From Mrs. McElroy, rabbit for nurses. From Mrs. Swift, old linen and brown bread. From Mrs. Mc Con'nell, turnips, celery and old linen. From Mrs. France, papers and celerv. From Mrs. Pearson, celery and cranberries. From Dr. Scott, turkey. From John Hutchison, one pound of tea. From Mr. Berryman, sugar. From Mrs. Allen, Charlotte Russe, for nurses. From Christ Church, fruit. From Mrs. John Frazer, celery, crackers and oysters. From Mrs. Dudley, glass lemon squeezer, Charlotte Russe, sponge cake and two rugs. From Mrs. Lyne, croquettes and fruit. From Miss Shaw, old linen. From C. A. Johns, a thermometer. From Mrs. Ry land, two bottles of wine. From Mrs. B. Bruce, safety pins and one piece of glassware. From Mrs. Simonds, 8ix birds and fruit. From Mrs. Bacon, four jars pre serves and two bottles catsup. From Mrs. King, old linen. From Mrs. Goodloe, old lineu. From From Mrs. W. R. Milward, seven lemons and two boxes gelatine. From Mrs. Woolfolk, papers. From Mrs. Ockford rabbit. CASH CONTRIBUTIONS. From Mrs. Simonds, $1 ; a friend $20;, from Mrs. A. Win ston, $50; Christ Church, Thanks giving collection $31.59 ; Mrs. A. Peter, $3 ; Lexington Record $4 ; Mrs. Lyle, $5 ; Mrs. 0. P. Alford, $50 ; Christ Church, second col lection $73 ; Methodist Church collection $48.25; St. John's Episcopal collection $7. 8 ; Mrs. Eliza Kinkead, $50; Postoffice Stationary Box 83 cts. ; box at Infirmary $4 , Mrs. Oliver, half yearly subscription $6.50 ; on en dowed beds, $100 from Mrs. Goodloe; $100 from Mr. Reed. riease report any omissions, and they will appear in our next. King's Daughters. Published by Request. Who is the King ? "Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ." What is the King to us ? "Just as much as our faith makes him." What does he want us to do for Him? "To develop spiritual life, and to stimulate Christian activity." What can I do for the King ? "Do the duty that lies next to you." I was once asked to give my definition of a Christian and I answered: "One who believes what Jesus Christ says, and does as he tells you." And I know of no better definition of a rea King's Daughter. Now what does he tell us? He tells us that God is "Our Father." We must believe we are His Daughters ; not believe we are only when we are good, but believe we are His Daughters in order to become good. If we are only sure lie is our Father we will be his happy, loving and obedient, children. I have a friend who talks of three Fs, fad, faith, feeling. Now that order must be observed. Fads first God is our Father; God is love these are facts. Be lieve them and you have Faith ! Then you will have "joy and peace through believing" in these facts. , Perhaps we have not empharised the little word do as much as we should. Christ said do so often. We must not only believe what he said, but do as He tells us. Ladies' Home Journal.