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THIS BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1903.
10 but nothing was learned. Chalmers was a ilnlly visitor at the Carinody residence. 11c Inspired Miss 'Helen with hope, and would not lis 'ton to her fears of failure. She was anxious to lit out the Carmody jacht, the "Helen Carmody," nnd bc pln at once a search for her father and his companions. "That Is a good Idea," said Mr. Chalmers. "Go ahead and put the jaeht in commission, and supply her with provisions for u month's cruise, hut do not start until my men have had a chance to complete their search. It Is now the 11th of the month. Oivc me until Tues day, the 10th, and if we have no news by that time wo will send the 'Helen.' As you know, there nro ft score of boats scouring the ocean now. It is a good-siml globe, this Wd world of ours, and there, arc mil lions of places, any one of which lies lor may have selected. Tor all wc know, he may be cruising In thn boundless waters of the Pacific. On the Ifith we will make public nil the facta In our possession, In case ,we do not in the meantime find a Vlnfinite clew. 1 do not feel .instilled in doing so, except ns a last resort, Jicstor may not bo guilly. His no tions, f-o far as we know, ran all be Explained. Our evidence against him is purely circumstantial. Wc will give Hestor time to reach sonic port in (Europe. Wo have wired instructions jto every foreign harbor, and will nt onco hear from him if he be inno cent. This is an awful charge to Imako against an honest man. and wo must give Hestor the benefit of every doubt." "You are right, Mr. Chalmers," said Miss Helen. "1 will linu the yacht prepared for a long cruise. It iriocs not seem possible 1liat Mr. Hes tor could do such a tiling. He is 'so kind and generous. It would lie awful to falsely accuse him." It need not be supposed that these daily interviews between the journal ist and the charming heiress were entirely devoted to the solving of the mystery which was the cause of their acquaintance. Mr. Chalmers esteemed it his duty to direct her thoughts to more pleasant topics, and he led the conversation into literature and Ito the discussion of current events. Chalmers was an entertaining talker, with an aptitude to perceive the grotesque side of things, and he pos sessed the rare art of the. good story teller. A few odd facts were suf ficient to form the theme of a mirth ful tale, and Chalmers was by nature and training an adept in the art of narrative. He had an appreciative listener in Miss Carmody, and uncon sciously she found herself waiting for tho hour when the sclf-posscsscjl and animated Chalmeru would ar rive, and with news or fancy lighten the monotony of the hours. (TO HE CONTIXL'KD.) TALMAGE SERMON e By Rev. FRANK DE WITT TALMAGE, D.D.. Pastor of Jofforson Park Preetoy terian Church, Chicago Chicago, March 29. This sermon administers n severe rebuke, to fault finders, gossips, slanderers and scan dal mongers and shows by contrast how Christlike it is to bo generously silent rather thnn censorious In deal ing with the weaknesses of others. Tho text is II Samuel I, 20, "Toll it not in Ciath; publish It not in the streets of Askclon." "Silence," onco wrote a trenchant and poetic author, "is only music asleep." Hy the grace of God I would prove that gospel silence may bo mu sical without being always somnolence. It is often gospel harmonies wide nwako and in full diapason. The gold en lips of silence ran sometimes bo moro eloquent in their gospel signifi cance than the sliver tongue of speech. Thero is great excitement in the Da vldlc encampment. A sentinel sees a courier at full speed running down tho In order to talk about olhcr people's virtues. Let others, if they will, ad vertise tho errors; wo will only speak about the good. Tho golden Hps of gospel flllenco nev er foolishly whisper sinful talcs Into the cars of wrongdoers by which they shall try to Justify their own sins. A good example is infectious. When Mr. Hoechcr was a young pastor lu Indiana, ho mado up his mind that ho would try to preach tho love of God from a tlowcr garden as well ns from his pul pit. Ho laid out his parsonage grounds in rows of roses and geraniums, vio lets and hydrangeas. Ono year ho planted n bed of over 3,000 hyacinths. At first tho village people In great wonderment would come and look at Then they would solllo- Ing nt his boot straps. IIo must have a puro Ideal to draw hltn out of him self. When Munkacsy's famous pic ture, "Christ Boforo PllaW was being exhibited In ono of our American cit ies, an unkempt and filthy looking man was ono day seen to enter thn room and to stand and look for hours upon tho sad nnd beautiful face of tho Sa viour. At first ho stood boforo that painting with his hat upon his head; then, as the spirit of the picture began to take possession of him, ho readied up and reeved his hat. Tho follow ing day tho man camo back, but this tlmo ho had washed his face and his hands. Next dny ho camo again and stood boforo tho picture. This day ho had Ids clothes cleaned. Day after day, as long as that picture, was In tho his garden city, this man enme, each tlmo Itu- j qutze. "Why cannot wo have llowcrs proved In apparel, each tlmo with moro ( In our front yards'" After nwlillo tho of divine light and love Hooding his i little flower gardens began to grow cv heart and soul. My brothers, If wo erywhere hero one, thero another. At reach up for lofty ideals those ideals ' last Mr. Beecher was able to say pub will lift us up. If 'wo only see and tall; Holy, "Lot your flowers so ehlno that about tho depravities in our brother's , men, Bering how bcnutlful tliey are, nature, thoso evil deeds will drag us will go and mnko gardens for them down. i solves." Tho young preacher's lovo of The golden Hps of gospel silence aro (lowers began to tako root and blossom often just ns Important for our spirit- in many hearts. ual development as tho silver tongue ) What is true In reference to the in of speech. Joseph Addison, tho great fection of a good example Is also truo English author and critic, onco gave a of tho Infection of n bad example, description of his feelings when listen- Some of the toll keepers In Now Zea ing to a masterpiece rendered by a , land have trained sliocp, which, for a noted orchestra. Ho said that ho was ' small consideration, they let out to tho not so much impressed with tho great slteep drovers to lead their flocks of tidal waves of sound which dashed sheep across the bridges which span valley. Coming nearer, ho calls out themselves against his eardrums as uio rivers or mo lavines. vv ucn uio with panting voice, "Tidings, my lord I tho waves of the mighty deep In mid- sheep which arc being driven to mar tidincs for the new king!" Trom tho winter beat against the Holland dikes kct come up to these bridges, they nro different tents the swarthy limbed sol dlers, who were resting from the con quests over the Amnlekltes, swarm forth. They lead tho new arrival to tho young commander. There ho pros trates himself upon the ground. IIo nnnounccs that Saul has been defeated nnd has committed suicide; Jonathan has boon slain. Tho empty throne Is now ready for its new occupant, tho conqueror of tho mighty Philistine, Go Hath. What was tho result? Did Da vid tell his followers to exult over tho fallen king? Did ho say to his com panions in arm: "Good for Saul! His defeat served him right. Divine jus tice has nvenseil my wrongs. Ho had no business to try to kill mo to satisfy his jealousy. Ho had no right to drive mo Into exile, lie should not have bo or with the volume of mingled sounds, frightened nnd will not go over. Then as when tho voices of tho celestials these trained sheep come to the head seemed to blond with tho voices of tho of tho llock and lead the way. When terrestrials, as ho was Impressed with tho untrained sheep see that some of tho deep silence which suddenly en- their number can cross tho bridge, sued when tho orchestra leader liftixl with a steady rush they follow after his baton in tho midst of tho piece and their leaders. There aro scores and commanded his musicians to halt. "Me- hundreds and thousands of men nnd thought," ho wrote, "this short Inter- women who want to do wrong. They val of silence had more music in it nro afraid to do wrong. Hut when than nny short space of time before or they hear of the shortcomings of their after it." Tho most eloquent passages fellow men, they say to themselves: of our spiritual development may of- "Well, If So-and-so can sow his wild ten be found when we press tho golden oats, I guess wo can. If So-and-so ran lips of gospel silence against our neigh- safely cross the rickety bridge span heir's faults, when we are dumb and ning the river of death, 1 guess wo can say nothing, absolutely nothing. , also trust ourselves upon tho swinging . , ..,.,, ,. ...,... i span. Here goes!" "Tinder is not climbers wish to ascend the dizzy heights, they bind themselves togeth er with a long rope. Slowly and cau tiously they creep over tho glaciers and stand upon the edge of the black and yawning crevasses. If one of their number falls, the others must be very quick of action. They must not only bury their spiked heels In tho Ice, but they must Jam In the ice staffs also. They know that If they cannot keep their brother from falling ho may drag tho whole party with hint Into tho opened Jaws of death. Wo aro all, In one sense, hound together lu this Jour ney of life. When wo try to fling a brother down, thero is a Jerk nt our own belts. To a greater or less extent wo will bo dragged down. Hut when wo try by the golden lips of gospel si lence to screen a fallen brother and make It easier for him to recover and when wo refuse to advertise his faults wo ourselves arc helped up In tho struggle of life. Wo help ourselves when wo try to shield our fallen breth ren. The golden lips of gospel silence nev er Intentionally speak a harsh word against a sinful neighbor. Why? Their owner knows that in the sight of God he Is a sinner and that ns n lost sheep he has erred and strayed far from tho divine pasturage. Tho better a Christian Is tho moro ho real izes the enormity of his own sins, the moro Inclined he Is to bo loss harsh upon the sins of others. When Paul first had his blind eyes opened by tho good Ananias, he was able, to some ex tent, to see his own faults. Ho wrote, "I am the least of tho apostles." Then Paul went on In his spiritual growth. Ho saw his pant blacker and blacker In tho eyes of God. Then he wrote, "Pnto me, who am less than the least of all the saints." Paul went on growing higher and higher in spiritual life until at last, just before his mar tyrdom, he could cry out in rapture, "This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I tun chief. NEW YORK FASHION LETTER. Fabrics ThatWill Carry Joy to tho Heart of tho Fair Sex-Bprinir Modes lu Ooodt and Styles. Now York, March 2S. Tun in all tho fabilcs of light weight enjoys unprece dented favor this season. It Is by no means tho loading" shnde, for that placo Is unanimously awarded to grey, but It affords an effective chango In tho fash ionuhlo wardrobo which domands variety almost abovo everything else. The popular tendency is still bent toward color combinations, but cxclusvo mod istes aro quietly asserting tho grcuter clcgauco of aliiglo color effects. Whatevsr ellflcrencc thero Is In tho toao ot a smart Irock la obtained .by a trimming In u lighter or darker Hhada of tlio samo color, but u distinctly varying tono Is not en logic A very dressy afternoon gown In tan silk voile has tho skirt laid in tr.ansvcrso tucks running from tho hem up to tho waistline. Tho tucks do not cross tho front lireuillh which Is perfectly plain except for three shlrrlngs below the belt. J ho hod co has a vest of chiffon which broadens abovo tho bust to extend In ono piece with tho collar and shoulder seams. Hordcring the vest arc embroidered bands of tan taffeta. Tho sleeves nro shirred at tho top several rows deep whllo tho ful- ncs-s below tho elbow Is gathered Into u wristband ot embroidery. Itcnalssaiira braid dyed a soft cafo an lalt shado constitutes another charming toilette. Tho elegant ensemble Is gained hy tho richness of tho braid, for thero Is little trimming besides. Tho skirt, which has a very sweeping train Is made over a chiffon petticoat, which in turn has a foundation of heavy taffeta. Tho psttl to havs commemoration. More than any other Topo of modern times tho present resident nt tho Vatican has csenped In his personality tho derogating tendencies of his enormously presumptuous station. Of ilclally committed to an arrogance of claims unequaled elsewhero among men, I.eo has yet been a good enough Christian to rotaln much of tho meekness of Christ beneath his hlcrarchal robes." "It Is most llttlng," concludes tho Now York Church man, "that this anniversary should bn celebrated, for the quarter century of Leo's pontificate has been a. period of dignified rulo and, so far us his personal part Is concerned, of hononiblu states manshift bv which tho prostlgo of tho Unman Church has been greatly Increased. 1 1 If ul biittcrlly it Is, although tl ami so Its inllucnro for good, i'lus i. mens scon at tins tlmo of the j MOURNING CLOAK BUTTERFLY On these first warm days of spring when the, trumpeting gee&o are p..sslng over head and the first wild Mowers oto begin ning to assemble In tho woods, wo teo many dark purple butterflies flitting in the sunlight, and often nlightlng amongst tho brown leaves, uhoro they slowly open and closo their wings. If wo stop hi our walk nnd examine, onu of them eloselv, wo shall see that it hns a mar gin of creamy yellow around each irreg ular wing, and that Insldo of t),i mar gill Is a row of blue spots. Thl-i I" the) "mourning clonk." "Vain:i .-ttitl,.. ,.j the entomologists call It, and ,ivt, 'jeau- spi ' - left tho bark of 1'ctcr somewhat water-1 ve-rv apt to have m lather ragg, d at- logged and drifting. Politically It might , poarnnt r. Hut where does It come from, almost havo been pronounced a derelict, nnd how does It happen to br about tio IjCo can look to-day on a situation radl-lnlv butterfly we see at this tun" of thn t ally changed and vastly ameliorated. I year? Thn fact is, that while tw ,t ' Theologically, dogmatically, thero has, our butterflies pass the winter a g been llttlo chango or development, save, or pupne, the mourning clo.ik hlbrri, to.. In tho groatcr strcs3 now laid on tho as an adult nnd Is thus ready to appear Thomlst philosophy, but politically, and , on the whig at the first suggestion rf nbovo all socially, tho changes nro trans-! warm weather. Thn following Itn.iu t r - rormlng. Leo has really mado an honest. History will give an idea or th li r. efturt to put himself In touch with tho . Interesting Insect. social aspirations of the mnsso, anil to I.-ist May a female mourning d" U i ' soma extent with tho sclfntlllc progress terllv alighted upon a willow twig, and that I'lus met with his nnathema. Doubt-1 moving her abdomen from point to point, less ho has not dono all that he would, laid ' eggs. In the form of a wH-- ilUf or that ho could havo done had ho been about the . tern. Then she fir wfi surrounded by advisers In honest sym- Seareely had she done so than vrrv pathy with tho causes ho had most at small fly came running up. ju t n - thoug'i heart, but ho has ruled In a way to make she bad ordered these egg-! nnd li id born mm worthy of admiration, and even of .waning for them. Running rapid' tho veneration of tho Christian world," A WORTHY HNDHAVOn, the egg., Mir. selected otic, nnd. thru'tlng her ovipositor Into It, laid n very tiny egg. She ran off for about bnlf a mil it . a' ' then, sr-bctlng another butt'i-fly rgg pr Christian l-'tirienvor fnre.es tbroncrhniit the country, notes tho ('ongrcgatlonallst, I eroded to lay one of her own h.s-d aro Ix'Stlirlnir themselves to sectiro a cnln,f,Mr " "us mun aoi eleven i rout, which in turn has a foundation of, of at lent 10 per cut, both in societies heay taffeta. Tho chiffon pcttlco.it Is llnlshed wltli a '.lounro of the samo mater ial closely plaited and edged with a tiny hies niching. What would bo scams It tho overdress were not mado In ono piece are marked with strips of cafo au lalt taffeta embroidered In Krench knots. The bodleo llts perfectly and Is trimmed simply with graduated frills of plaltel chlflon which fall In cascades over the vest, but aio scarcely moro than three inches wide at the arm-pits. The sleeves nro elbow length and finish ed wllh deep frills of chiffon and laco that fall to the linger lips at points where they are left unconllned. The tan shades In Fatln faced cloths arc Irresistibly alluring. A stunning design In hulks cloth is much decorated with come an apostate and defied tho divine power which had anointed him king of Israel?" No! David had the sliver palest fawn silk, overlaid with narrow sll- Oh, my brother, ver braid embroidery. The skirt hns mul- hy pnivev nnd consecration nnd i,y """" "t piait.s upon it t .at iuii irom a ; J ' , ,,, gauged hip yoke, clasped and flattened I grace cannot nnd will not you come so embroidery. near to God that you will ceaso to con- 'The bodiie Is given a deep yoke with i demn your fellow men? Cease because, 'nlongutcd labs and Is gathered Into a belt like Paul, vou can feel that you are tho '" ''"in uan.i.i win. rows oi suver nra.u , set elose together. Ciller or sinners. Accompanying the gown is a stole peart Would that every one ol us couiu nf fawn enloied chiffon gauged at Inter SPUING. In the spring my lady's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of clothes, , Though Just where tho moncy'll come from. 'Us the good Lord only knows. ;he musl have an Easter bonnet how 1 shudder nt the cost And an Master gown to mutch It, else she thinks that all Is lost; p,ime ni.w gloves go with the outfit, and a j,,,Ir e.f dainty shoes. r l with all the styles to look nt. It Is j-wtul hard to choose I- .oral hundred yariN nf ribbon, very hue the rainbow ki.ows, i d se.me lace and otlu r livings, she will 1" ed for her new clothes. fancy turns ' . . , . ,, a ... The golden lips of gospel silence I "i'- . - " should remain closed because, as it "iiinir. ihimm, ""-v l" "'" 1 ilVo the beautiful eulogy passed upon als and delicately embroidered with sil- rule, It is not necessary to emphasize nipression of tho seal nor paper the President John Adams once v.;r silk at the end, scandals. Scandals are always loud "'ZnL X "wn hh '-1-P. voiced. Tliey publish themselves. As P cs- u 111 11 ""l)l10 , When tho sage of Massachusetts stood designs In blue, black, white and oliva employed for very effective and afternoon toilettes. They are in the newest trimmings In which ....... ...... ..... w , ... ,iiut,.f ti,rti- f,.,.t Is lioennsn fpntiirin4 " " " " nlr,ney mr.us so rapiuiy away out oi me of gospel silence. Ho lifted his hand , Shall wo not warn our friends against aisioiiuiPH uui. uuani. lumn , required knew enough and had self most plethoric purse, The decoration sM In warning. Ho practically said tills: these sins? Shall wo not point out n' il Chinese empress was uorn vutn j . , ...,.. to ko(, hla mem, shut f ted for a bewitching Easter gown which ........ i r torni oi t ctr r niwi i nv n vn i mi 1 1 :i i 1 1 1 1- ' .... "Do not exult over your fallen king, j men's errors ns well as tneir virtues i , , ' ' ' ,. , Do not advertise his faults to the world I Did not Paul write to young Timothy l deformity, bvorywhore we find lest the uncircumcised Philistines re- enjoining him to rebuke as well as to ; that when a great man does wrong his joico. Do not sneer at God's anointed. exhort, to reprove as well as preach , "vl conduct Is taken as an example, or Let his faults be buried in his tomb.) tho word?" Yes. that is true; but, as Only remember and talk about his good ' a rule, when n man sins ho does not and memberships, boforo thn Denver con ventlon next July, and from all over the country mmo reports of nn Increase in many uses exceeding the lo per cent pro posed as the goal of effort. New York and M is'-achusctts havo each organized t"J new soel'tles hi recent weeks, and Penn sylvania follows them closely with nn In-creuj-e of no. Moreover, many local so ck tie'; ,,ro conducting nn aggressive cam paign anil finding that it was still possi ble to gather In many new members. Such work is pmlitabln alllio for those reached and for those who do It. THE "RIDDLE OF EXISTENCE." Professor Torroy on Herbert Spencars' Fnlloeophy. One of the most thoughtful nnd inter esting articles hi the current number of the Philosophical Hcvlew, (edited by r'f'J VrV:. 'fClg.' ."11. "ml rnratV,be? f much better foothold than cow enmo rubbing her Mm .' , r np the branch and the UttP th- r w w, She was only a twentlr'ii nf an l- in length but she had tnkrp tl.r p- r lenst eleven butterflies lpr rtf s batched Into tiny mnggot -. nn 1 i tmg. got ale up contents of the cqrr 1 1 h ho found himself. Later, b, h, ai-," a My, but that does not concern in t v In about two weeks the r,-st nf t' c l, ,t II v egr-s were hatched, and nut r,t r one came a llttlo black caterpillar, thn g a hole he had cut for himseir Aro rl thrm were the tender green leave r,f t' n wollow, and nn to these thev l r d at once, us though they had r n marching orders before thev Uft the shells. Hut without awaiting n iv "m"eT call" they "fell In" side bv idn nnd l gun to ferd cm the tender ran1 'f t n leaves. 'When they had cnten a'l 1" cnnsldcred eatable on otic !cn't thry marched to the next, each spj nlng i silken threud wherever he u, it nd a'l thn silken threads together fnrr le I 1 ca- pet which gave tho llttlo catcrnpinri a t! w-i'i'd tongue of speech. No psalmist ever I speak some ono sitting in a pow lias llc0" R0M, an 0,11 leonat' "lllu whole , foj. 11)o flMt"tln)u before Stuart's fa- Krecn are sang sweeter than this sweet singer of I been saying to himself: "Is it not right , nv W1" Kln,,I '"f0- 1,lu ronso" ! moui picture of Washington, ho said. "''.g " Israel. Hut David had the golden Hps 1 to denounce other people's faults? t10 . r',ln,pp0 Ia,1,,'s ,of , t0(ln-v h nnd ' ..Tll(.ro wail :l uia who when occasion nTcv m1?i. I . , lt.tr,, lnrl nn.l laLllUl 11 Ull U.WJUCi;, IUI UWU,l.l.iJ in thousands of similar sins. The ArtUt'a Masterpiece. Never give any man u chance by tho md say nothing." When wo hear peo- , '"" ' " u f', " '!, pie harshly criticised, may we. In tho embroidery." The 'bodice has the embrold- name of Christ, say nothing or only, li cry almost covering the whole front, from necessary, speak up in their behalf ns which It is plaited back, forming a full qualities. Tell it not in Gath; publish , llnd a Tory great lack of reprovers and H nnt tn thn Ktrnntu nf AKkcdnn." 1 rehnltPM Whllo tlloro Is generally II Would that wc. ono and all, might bo great scarcity of cxhorters nnd encour- i recital of some wrong or sin to turn his as charitable in our comments upon those who have sinned and wronged us ns David was with Saul. Would faco for ono Instant from purity and right. When Leonardo da Vinci fin ished his great painting, the "Last Supper," lie mado a cup which was a masterpiece. In form and character and in tho luster of tho precious metal Klapdmh Insurance. There is a great Increase in England of life insurance without medical ex amination, a system highly praised by this central cup was clearly and beau- j , nf fh(l UIUIIW'J PIII.MI, ,,U.J. ....... vm. - companies which seek the business is For the man who don't Miloy It, wh, n -she prances down the aisle. ConcloMs of the eyes upon her. v. ilh a happy little smile Which menus there'- not unotln r like the one upon her head 1 n brute, and I am thinking that h.-d better, far, be dead. - Wlnlleld lion.'iboom In I.os Angeles Herald. agers when ho docs right Tho lato Dr. Joseph Parker, the groat London preacher, onco said: "The aver- that we might talk only about tho good ' ago newspaper prefers not to print qualities of thoso with whom we cotno j that which is only commendatory. If in contact and not examine a man's I should arise this morning and preach 4-..Wc ...141. n.r. ,rt.tt,.tft.lt,.r nnii-ni" rt f ilin itiniif nlnniinnt n vn n r.nll st b Korinnn a microscope and studv his virtues ! over delivered from any English pul- I tifully wrought out. 1 he common with the minifying power of the verted end of u telescope. Would wo might cease to write our human enmlnnnilntlraKj III tin. snnd. wblell . . .., . . , t t .. .... .. l . I, . ,.:. 41. m 1,,. .,!.- rri-nnt l,i-Mt.ll nnd nro washed out bv tho rising tides in a i my ant iianu, every newspaper in aus- i umai mm .... .. ... - day, and that wo might rather chisel I tralia, Now Zealand. America or the blotted out the splendid cup as he said: our commendations in tho solid rocks, , Hritish isles would havo an account ot "I meant the face of Jesus Christ to tho samo tomorrow morning." Fur- i no tne oniy and mo central nuu m.. thennore. in every community then) most Important part of that picture, i are scores ot men and women who Whatever draws awny tho eyes of tho j consider themselves self appointed beholder from that must bo blotted j that a healthful physical body has to1 messengers of evil. They are even -' " , wining to leave uie iniini- uu ur.u , in,; umimiu.. ..... Christ would have us speak. May we learn this lesson not by standing be fore the picture of an earthly hero, but by the tomb of a martyred Lord. tCopytight, 1D03. by Louis Klopsch.J Cornell I'nlverslty) Is a review of Herbert j ,avo , ( Sp nor si latest and last book, "facts i They w'ere nc and Comments," by tho lato 1'iofessor I ,.,. fm, 11. A. 1'. Toney, of the University of Ver mont. Professor Toney sajs m this that the (M,uys compilsed lu the volume h ive the pathetic Interest which at taches to all last things." The article H.-ef possesses that patlK-tlc interest, for It was the Inst thing that Professor Tor rev wrote lor the public, eye. Wo copy Us closing paragraphs: "Tin. author tells us that this volume is the Iin.il one. Seldom Is It permitted a thinker at fourscore to look back upon a,FnRlo Bff p01 ;,. 1)aik'n'r ea,.. V. tho surface nf thn lea'. not left long In p, of hew over, for presently two mr- 1 tt e i nppeared among them, one w f wings and the other with fe :r Th f winged fly picked out one r,f thn rate pillars nnd. driving her ovipeoit r Irtn s skin, laid a great many eggs, i -r i hundred, inside his body. At Crst t e caterpillar went on eating, but by an 1 the eggs hatched and out came as m"r . hungry maggots which gradually ate lie-1 all up. The two-winced fly had vis'te 1 several of the caterpillars and l,,ld i task self-imposed lu early manhood cur ri, d out so nearly to completion. It is tho artist, with the Inevitable shadow close .it hand, giving the last touch to these eggs hatched, the llttlo grub wi n i f merged from each began to burrow through thn skin of thn luckless cater pillar which boro him, and proceeded tn the in-'pit, no special notice would be taken 1 praise which was Ilrst heard from ev- uieUt of Id that ! of tho same, but if I should preach in , ory lip was this: "How marvelous is the tl tntflt of l, ctlon n Uepl. t , im human an alpaca coat and stand under an ! art displayed in tho wine cup." This .'' 'r'f Rafter 1 ' which open umbrella, which 1 might hold in ;eulogium so i h, censed tlie great Ha. an SJarkvege"1-3"" iffi'S broad front. The back Is formed In tucks and tils closely, the front being very full nnd loot-e over a delightful Japanese till greo silver girdle. Tho .sleeves are tucked to the elbow and fall very full to deep cuffs of tho flow ered embroidery. The skirt has the embroidered design all over the front scam, sloping outward ,y' ot om. limn me lo', itiiin uieji HUH" llU Wll) tucks at either side, the rest being just over tho hips nnd sloping from the long ones. Around tho bottom Is a clrculnr flounce, headed by tucks and with tucks around the bottom. This falls very long and full over thu feet and sweeps tho Moor lu tho back. bite has been so popular nil winter ran scarcely bo classed among the novelties, "iet there Is nothing more ins canvass. iM.eim.-r one lines oneseu fpa.st pon tIlr. ,,o,ly of his wrctc'ird in agreement or not with Mr. .Spencer's , lost. n n few weeks the uninjured philosophical views, ono cannot but ud-1 orplllars decided to travel to nnot'' I -lid before, my lady's to thoughts of clothes In the iprlnp, when man Is busted, but which shall publish them forever. It s proper, I suppose: And I wouldn't ghe n centime for a man Ool.Irn l,lp of Sllei.ee. who'd make a roar The golden Hps of gospel silence When mv lady starts to talk about hrr never banquet upon carrion. We know liiisier domes once more. e. T ho oyster, perlo nnd milk mortality is abovo average. 1 tints, though especially charming, arc un it policies were issued to the first fortunately, quite expensive, it is cut- III ll.L lO Kl'L i, Ul'MltlUiU fllUIIU UIIU' I KIU1 dollars a yard. Hut then the materials are wide and a comparatively few yards will make a gown, lu fact when It is possible to gain such cxciuisitn effects with talfeta and satin trimmings, one might verily pieco nut a scanty allowanco mil o tho resolution and unflagging per severance with which, against all ob stacles, ho has labored at his tusk. 'Early in life," he says In one of these essays, 'it became a usual experience with me to stand lu a minority often a small minor ity, approaching sometimes to a minor- Yet, undaunted by opposi tion, as h was unshaken in purpose by bou'ily lnfitmlty, sustained by th simple coin-ago of conviction, he has gouo stead ily on to thu liual consummation. "These Inst writings have the pathetic Interest which attaches to all last things. '1 hey are the more pathetic because Mr, nrancn. nut those which had been I ted by the two-winged tly were ti to follow, and stayed where they were. , die. In the moantime, their henlthv brM' ers nnd sisters were developing in t' ordinary way. When they w re a we old, tholr skins became 1oom ,,nd beg , to split down the bnck. and i t w.i'k tho caterpillars each arrayr,,! In a r r skin which had been forming inside t old one. This operation seemed to ' their appetltts away for a time, b' t ter a short rest they fell to again, r Mondav or on Saturday afternoon, , hearers ami companions iiom iruui stopping at thu timo in tho city of Washington. Scores and, I believe. HIS WORD FOR IT. Mt Hrown Is a woman equally remnrk r o! for kindness of heart nnd absence ca mind. Onu day sbo was accosted by a begger, whoso stout and healthy ap i eir.ui' startled even her into doubt of the need of chnrlty In this case. " hy," she exclaimed, "you look well ntlo to work"' ' Vis," replied the suppliant, "but I havo been deaf and dumb these seven years " "Poor man! What nn allllctlon!" ex fflninidl Mrs. Hrown. onenlnir her mu-vn luid bunding him a unartei. On lotiirmnir "I)0" lirme she mentioned tho occurrence, and Noah's nrk; not tho dove with her remarked. "What a dreadful thing It Is I wings covered with silver and her to bo deprived of such faculties:" feathers with vollow cold What Is Hut how," asked her daughter, "did . . , " Jc M5"1- "'u ls vou know that the man was deaf and "u" J" " llJ,,"a lu ,,,u "".v draw its strength from clean provender. , .. .. ei I.. ,l ... . ...... " 11 1" Ul "luil1 1S "ecuiupuscu ami - . , ., ,.. ,. i.inltp,i ,1... 1 vv nun i. ie i.ugiii .u tic- pn-imin i. ...... - .1- 1 - - .. ... ... ..... 1 ,1.... ..... ..Hvfl.r... the sacred siaiibatn, lr tney can tuny nui. -vim uiaii. .vou una, wj """' peddle some story of Satanic gossip ' in ninuly-nine cases out of a hundred elect innnv venrq u-n wis about to "l,0,lt tuo neighborhood. And so, my no man is as good a man after Hearing taSated , Tomi S o ' l'tl.or. you need not be afraid that the rehearsal of -l or sua. poison him. They placed poison in the . o?l. c omlcmn atory omphas s vv U . he was be , . j b xce , food In n curtain hotel when, hn was "ol "u I"ae.-u upuu ,u, ..v,h..u. n - ... . ... .. .... ....... . inlcroscoplcilly diseased, it will m unclean any body Into which it is ab sorbed. When ono of the presidents virtues and self sacrifices and Chris tian purities of his fellow men than by A clean heart Instinctively finds some wallowing In the mud or scanuai aim tho carcasses imb?" "Why," was tho Innocent answer, "he told mo so." Ux. HEri.ECTIONS OF A HACI I lil.OI!. i'his, lence is the reflector of the liver. Onoe there was a pretty woman who did mt know it, but slio was lu a picture hook. It makrs i man mad to hear the ills cigreeablc things that are said about his friends; it makes a womnn mad not lo. Its funny, but when a woman loves a man she wants him not only tn tell her that he loves her, but that be knows by his grnt love that she Iovch him. A womnn would like to have a man kls lifr more it he didn't smoke but If ho didn't smoke sho would be afraid It would be because some other woman objected to It. N. V. Press. 1 ol POINTED PARAGRAPHS. of men who nro wedded to tin Ir t depend upon their relatives for sup poi t. Molasses no doubt will becomn a pn-piilai- health food for mankind when HOI. s get tired of it. I-Iverv voung man should cultivate, tho l nblt of listening. It will como In handy niter marriage. An eccentric, man Is ono who praises bis l eUhl'ors but ho Is never consldeied no I v the iforcsald neighbors. It was so i-ii lil In Chicago recently that a pickpocket who happened to touch a 510 gold pleco Immediately Irozo to it ibid lilogeiies vlsltcel this country whllo on liW famous slill hunt sotnn get-rich- quli-k ptuniotcr would have swiped bis lantern. Tlieio's no objection lo a man taking up his residence almost anywhero but when It comes to shoplifting well, that's Cllllurent. Men of strong character make many enemies, out mat uosn't neccsarlly Imply that men vvuo navo mnny enemies possess idrong characters. Chicago News. f'HI'RI. PRRVnrtSIOW She -Do j on recall the day we wero n. Ti led 1 lie 1 wish lo gni' Inns 1 loultl Yonkers fstntosmfin, MS V Kit HUSHES THE UIIOU LEU Do joi drink palo beer, Miss Mllwau kee,r' No bided papa huv oi .- her r m not tic - Hustnu Uu'lbtluu lteyistor. ls also truo In reference to the mind and the spirit. If wc allow our thoughts to feed upon what ls depraved In other men's characters, then our thoughts will themselves become depraved. If we allow our lips to revel In uttering the scandals and describing the weak nesses and tho sins of our neighbors or friends or enemies, then our own tongues will become defiled. faults, Tho simple fact is, If some of : pie, by illustration, ought to have the us do not tell and systematically talk I red light of warning Hashed before hundre d "r neighbor1 virtues, the sin- . their eyes. Hut In ninety-nlno cases Sli: 'neS UigSs msl '"I world may come to the conclusion out of a hundred a man's spiritual life their It Mnnv , worn ,Wn,el H'tlt tllt'.V n.lVC UO ViriUCS. lliai UlOy IS UeVOIOpeil UUllL-l U.V il.:......S ui to a lifetime of sufforhiR invalidism. "anil iK examp.es oi lom. ueprav The nrsldmit elect ell. 1 ..nt suffer bo. inrougn aim u.ic.ug... anv of the poisoned food Onlv tho H00'1 1,1 pvor' ln!lI1's I1!lture' A 'n(,J'- j of sin. ! Z SZZt'coSX I always seen t. thewer. ,, .is the I The golden Hps of gospe silence 1l.,4ft,,- .nl., lirt'llV Ul lilt: Il.nlll UO I " Vll-l,, w .... lio.uin!, auoui , , ... ., ..... . , t , ... .... ,. vviw... ..,.,.i., a. ins luuc iniiiern aim iu m.ui. ioi mo tu uis a-iun oicu. i m-u i-.-.i-.w ..i, creeiilng vermin In tho quagmire and around and hear him talk, if ho does in the disease breeding recesses of the ' talk, they say to themselves: "Well, I miasmatic swamp. An old and yet n I do not know whether he is a good or : very suggestive story goes thus: Ono day a wagon was driven up a country road in front of n Pennsylvania farm house. The driver had all his children nnd goods and chattels In his vehicle. He was moving and wanted to llnd n know when I nm absent ho will speak new home. He called out to a Quaker Well of ine, as lie doeji of others." On fanner sitting upon tho porch: "Stran- the other hand, when a man has not ger, what kind of people llvo in tho I t)(. Knlden Hps of gospel silence peoplo next town I mean in that town which .- 0f him : "I do not Hko that man. 1 l .....A II... T ....... I PAtlln .. . ..... . ..... ,. This law-tliat what we let our minds ! " Juli . 1 " " , ' , . " ""l 1 . 110 may oou' Kln" anu ln.1L'. "ul.uo feed upon decides what our minds nro ",rP" 1""' , , II to bt-ls irrevocable and all powerful. Q' nrm wIm,t k1"'1 of 00), Hill II. uu luavu Jl. lilt- lunt-i: iiwit ..... t.u thee came?" "Oh," replied the farmer, "lliey wero the meanest peoplo on earth. Kvcry one of them would stab you lu the back If ho could. They would cheat you and cut your throat, f never conld get to like them. That Is the reason I am leaving and trying to llnd a new home." "Friend," nil- 10,000 apparently healthy men met In the street by agents of the company, the mortality of the group would be much the same as that of 10,000 in sured lives of similar aves who bad passed a strict examination five years nf KOods In the name of decoration previously. i A certain young debulanto whose wed- Accordingly In risks tnkon without ,0 " of -Vrw York's-of the world's . ., ' .... , - . . ifor that mutter-most famous millionaires, examination an extra charge of per ls voarll)i; a stunning oyster white broad $r00 Is made for tho first year and ?2 Iclcth costume with a gathered coat. Tho extra for the next two years, the rate skiit Is braided six Inches from the hem 111 ot n.iio design to a vvuuii oi peinapM olght Inches. nfter that being normal; or a proviso is made that in case of death within five years only a part of the premium is to be paid. With these precautions the business Is considered conservative. bad man. One thing I do know ho al ways speaks well of everybody. That ls certainly a good characteristic. I feel that I can trust him on that ac count. I always Hko him around. I It is so farreacliing in its results that ,1esns, in the gospel of Matthew, de clares that he "will condemn us not i only for our evil actions, but also for our evil thoughts. "Ve havo heard that it was Bald by them of old, Thou slialt not commit adultery. Hut I say unto you that whosoever lookoth on a wom an to lust after her hath committed. adultery with her already In his heart." ! "wered tho old Quaker farmer, "thee Wo are to be coiidumnod not only for Jniint wo say and do, but also for what wo think. "Oh, no," says some hearer. "Thnt Is not square. A rutin should not lie con demned for what lio thinks. The thought action of the brain ls nbso lutely involuntary. Wo think In spite of ourselves. Wo. sin only when wo carry out the evil desires ot our souls. Wo do not sin necessarily when wo think evilly," Ah, my brother, you nro mistaken. A man ran indirectly gov ern hU thoughts, us he can directly govern his actions. If a iniin allows his eye only to soo pure pictures and to read good books, his ear to hear only what Is good and truo lu reference to his fellow men; If n innn allows his tongue to repeat only that which Is generous and loving and gentle thnt man's mind and spirit will become truo and good, if ids mind becomea pure, then his thoughts and his de sires will become puro, as well as his actions. Itenchlng I'nr l.oftr Ideal", A man cannot lift hluiMdJ'PjJijyiil' Will find tho same kind of peoplo living in tho next town." Next day another emigrant drove up to tho same farm house. Ho asked the samo question. "Prlend," asked the Quaker farmer, "what kind of peoplo did thee leave in the place from whence thee came?" "Oh," answered this now arrival, "they wero tho kindest, thu dearest people on earth. 1 would never havo left them, but my dear wife died. Then tho old homestead became Intolerable. Evory room reminded mo of her. Every friend would open the bleeding wound of my heart. I could not bellovo thnt nny peoplo could over be so kind ns niy old neighbors were during my Into trouble." "Piieud," answered the Qua ker farmer, "theo will find the sumo kind of neighbors lu tho next town na In tho place from whence theo cume." gprnk Only of the tJood. Like the old Quaker farmer, I would declare that each hearer can llnd good In all men or bad In all men Just In proportion ns Ids own heart Is good or bail. And If wo havo any good lu our own piakeup It Is very Important that w OJ.J)' o Uio 'fcllviir tunuuof sycccQ' ' certainly has a poor way of showing it. You cannot bo in his company llvo minutes before ho is harshly criticising i some one. Ho criticises ins wile, his I mother, his employer, his absent friend ns well as his absent enemy. I always feel when 1 am with lilm that he is watching me, so that ho can harshly criticise mo when my back Is turned. I do not like such n man around." This harsh criticism which wo may utter against our neighbors always has n bud reactionary effect upon thoso who make It. Tlierefnro If we wnnt to have n great inlluenco for good it is very essential for us, for tho most pnrt, to talk only about tho virtues and tho good qualities of those with whom wo como in contact. Tho best recommen datlon that a gospel minister can liavu ls that he speaks well of other minis ters; a luwyer, that he speaks well of lawyers; a doctor, that ho has n kind word to speak ubout his brother pbysb clnns; a wife, that she speaks well of other wives and other wives' children; a servant, that sho speaks well of her late mistresses, And yet the strango fact of life Is many of us think wo nro enhancing tho valuo of our reputations when wo aro picking flaws in tho repu tations of others. Tho l'olly of Salmon. Illlml Kumson tumbled down tho Da gon templo upon the bends of tho 3,000 Philistines, Hut when Samson de stroyed tho enemies of his peoplo ho also destroyed himself. Ko when wo attempt by harsh criticism to destroy others wo contribute to our own do strucllon. .Whun ..afi party of AjmVuo HORSES. Hy Theodora A. Peck. Ye gallop, se gallop, by rlvr and plain, In shimmer ot sunshine and puller of rain, Vour snowy inanrs loss with tho ocean's wild wave, With si length and endurunco that mad waters gave. Vc are licet, ami as white as tho wind driven cloud, 'Mid cannon's llcrcc anger, and war echoes loud. The lK-..t of your hoofs kcepeth tlmo with tho drum, As onvvnrd, straight onward ye thundering come. 'Mid wavering battle, "mid lowering .-moke, Tho long charging fine ye arc keeping imbroke; Though many may fall, bland yo fast, stand ye still, While thu roar ot the light shakes the quivering hill. Vo falter not, fall not, though forward they come, The enemies' ranks and the bullets' keen bum, At thn touch nf tho rein, nt tho bugle's shrill note, Vo am galloping close to tho cannon's red throat. Yo have rescued tho country from tyrants and foes, Ye have borno heavy burdens and shared human woes, Yc have changed Pato's decrco In tho midst of the strife, Hy coin ago and speed have saved many a life. Ye gallop, ye gallop, by river and plain, In shimmer of sunshliio and palter of rain; As ,vi- ever havo been, yo will bo to the c mi, True- loving and valiant, as man's faith fill friend. These lines were written when Miss 1'ci-k was lit" toon years of age, during the .Spaiilsn-Aiuericau v nr. NO WAR WITH CANADA IN SIGHT. Ever shun the really admirable work of their contingents In the Houth African war, our ('iinadlaii brethren have thillled will a military ardor which has tilled their heads with mighty projects. Tlny aie going to build an auxiliary navy ot their own, which Is an eminently proper tiling to do. '1 hey nro going to develop a vast militia system with rK),non cxpiit tdiaipsliootrrs rcaay to cross tho border nn snow shoes Into tho United Slates nt any fitting lime, nnd they nro going to do other divers and sundry things to do velop the undeniably groat mlllturv re tourccs of the Dominion. Now it Is en tlroiy light that Canada should exult lu the soldierly qualities ol her sons ns ills closed In tho lienrt-hroakliiK campaign In Suith Africa, but this talk about au In vasion of the I nited States and this talk In the United States about au Invasion nf Cannda Is all wrong ridiculously and wickedly wrong. Thero Isn't going to bo nuv hikIi Inviiskn Irom cither side of the Hue Army, uud Navy Journal. Spcncer's philosophy denies him the hope moulted again, carting their i-kin" " of a personal consciousness beyond the ' times altogether In as many week- " present hie. 1 heru Is a touch of sadness were then full grown, atat 1 -i !ng m the linul essay. 'Ultimate Questions.' willow tree, they reparate.I enc'i s For eais past, when watching the un-1 np ()Ut some epilet sholtrttd" s- M folding buds In the spring thero has risen ! neath a fence rail or a clap-oard -the thought, Shall 1 ever again see the 1,,-,,-n for iustance-and aft. r snirrr buds untold Shall 1 ever again bo awak-. pule web over the surface, h hoik"! ened at dawn by the .song of the thrush? I daws of bis hind legs into the .'k -ow uiai mo vim is nm uitciy to ne long . literally bung himself up bv the lv-r The coal also shows the same braiding. There are no seams In the coat back, which is cut lu the Krench fashion and the slight fulness left Is shirred In the centre- at tho waistline. Tho long straight skirts that Is dress skirt and drop lin ingare also gathered in at the waist In the centre and a plain white cloth band forms the belt. The sleeves widen until at tho wrists tluy r.ie quite broad and have very wide and tlnrlng turn-back cuffs heavily braid ed. Tho collar and rovers aro ulso braided. Completing tho costume is a broad brim med white lint with slightly lifted brim nnd a huge white nstiich feather trails over the left side and down the bnck. Under the coat is worn a blouse oi white silk covered with very heavy white laco, almost like guipure cloth. Tho sleeves havo exaggerated drooping wings npove the wrists that fall far below the hands and show between thu open tlnrlng por tions of the cuffs. Spring fashions are pretty well decided upon now and mnny of the grotesque ef fects noticed among thn Ilrst output ot novelties have disappeared. The trimmings of various kinds that remain, though uni que have the merit of beauty and origin ality and one does not hesitate before selecting them. The most beautiful sheeny ribbons arc shown In the shop for sashes. They are fiom four to 1." inches wide and so soft that it Is possible to twist them In al most uneonceivnble designs without pro ducing a bulky effect. The color combina tions shown In dresses earlier In the sea son seems to have shifted to the province of sashes with the result that the color schemts aro delightful. Pale cowslips yel low, with corn-llowor blue and pinkish- hellotropo Is bolh aristocratic and artis tic. whllo del, croani, palo olive green and milk white constltuto another effective combination. Crash ribbons with color r.lgo borders are ticw and sell at 00 cents nnd upwards a yard. 1-Tnvvors mado of ribbons aio nil the rago and are lu groatcr demand than Hint of satin fruits. MAUDE- nilll'TIN postponed, there results an increasing tcn der.ey to meditate upon Jltimate que lions.' 'These are the questions which are as old ns the human race, yet new to every member of It. the pcislstent questions of 'the How and the Why, of ilui Whence and the Whither.' Tho Christian l'.iith gives a partial answer to these uuestlons. but to one who has relinquished the oreeeUinit in about two weeks the shells -f t oi eiiri3tianuom, 'the riddle of existence I survivors split once more ai d o -t i remains. In Its deeper aspects, a riddle I tho mourning-cloak butteruV" Each Mill. That ut death, the elements ot a sect clung to his ertmty chrvsilli s- ' human consciousness merely 'lape into .until his wings were fuily expn- 1 1 r tho Inllnite ami eternal energy whence her this be took a little oxenm bv own they wero derived, mo that with his last ! int.- and closlnir his wlmr. ard nt ' s' bicath It becomes to each as If he hnd ! Undlng himself sulllclently strong l e f! w Presently the skin split ng.-u' nnd aft much wilggling tins creaum , mcrg"l not as a caterpillar this time t t odd, shapeless being wh, b o :i--k sunitel the form of an antiopi rs a little sne-k with a row- of -pik--" r r,'- from the top almost to the , ,tt t.i "U ' 1 hnnglng thus, two or three wro disc rred by white-footed mice and eiten i i never lived, appears to Jir. Spencer '.i strange and repugnant conclusion.' Hut Is it, then, so certain that death ends osopby, and he seems to acquiesce In It. it is, then, so certain that death e'tids all.' is there not a glimmer ot hope for the AgnoMIc cvtu, who holds wllh Mr. Spencer that in our human life the emo tions arc the mast-M-a, jbo Intellect the servant? This pi eilnnilnnuce of the emo tions has some nienifing. May It not bo that tliei great impulse of hope, desire, mil aspiration. unsitlslleil in the temporal life, have, like- natural instincts some inswcrlrig reality lu the future'.' If, trust ing them here, our human lives arc ele vated and enriched, may It not be sane and rational even, lu respect to the larger Issues, to bcllevo vvhero we cannot prove?" RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE CoramntBOf tho Congreeratlonnllst on Protestant Tributes to thn Popo. Tho expressions of sentiment over tho Pope's recent jublleo anniversary at Home by various leading urgam of Protestant ism have been if tho most kindly and up preclnllvo character. Thus, tho Congte gatlonallst says: "Marvelous among tho old men of tho world Is this ngud pontiff. Ho has steered tho church over which he presides right hhtcvvdly amid tho rocks and alionld during a. quarter of a century, In a tlmo when tha tiiBk of pilot has not been a sinecure: and when ho dies tho papacy will stand before tho world far higher than It did when ho entered tho Vatican ns Pope." Tho Interior of Chi cago states tho Protestant attitude thus! "Protestantism offers no religious revcr onco toward the ceremony with which this Jubilee has been kept and uona towanl Its central figure, but on tho other hand it has no theoluglc odium to vent against tho man or tho occasion, It Is not nec essary to attribute sandlty tn tho papal olllco before one recognizes lu I.eo a man of outstanding emlneuca and inlluenco In this complex time, or consents thai his re- mnrkublH tenure of n dignity assumed at tho verge of threescore yours and 10 la un upuoUo ul current aialory worthy CUI'ID'S GOOD IJYUSIGllT. The poets of all times havo stated That lovo is blind. To think love's blliidnuaa overrated 1 am Inclined. When first man loves be or.Iy sees Ills sweethe.it t's charms, he. powers to please. Tho faults that others see with case lie cannot llnd. Hut In the duvs that follow marriage lie's sure, to seo Tho traits that he must needs disparage, So changed Is he. .Where charms he saw In days gone by Now only faults can ho espy, Now only faults can he espy; Though mild she be. And so I hold that Cupid's blindness They overrate; In view of which It ls but kindness Herewith to state A fact that's known to mortals bright; Though Cupid'H foresight may bo slight There Is no doubt his nfterslglit Js very great. nrooklyn Haglc. Mmc. ReJane. the actress, Is ill. She is suffering from severe throat trouble. away. Some of these butterdlei wee c "g" and gobbled up by flyont'hers and o't- r birds during the summer, but a ' w s r viveel until the coll wither r ,mn r-n These crept awny Into hollow tr r'd Mono heaps ami other slicK,'"-' r,r until tho mild days toward- t' - c o' February tempted them tn , on t t i ,it 1 sun their wings amongst t'-e w f r l leaves. Sometimes a sudden st ,i-m w 1 1 itch them before they cnuM get i to their retreats, and by hi ng l'-,vv ignlnst the bushes their f r i w rgi would be rubbed and torn When wnr r days came, thev came nut again. n" were hungry alter their long in t Uncovering the soars which the r-d nis had made on the bark of tl v t trees, they sucked the rising sip gr " Later thev fed upon tho ne tar ' tl r r lv tlowers. And bare thev -rn i i with tbou'-atids nf their kind 'ft all the butterflies to gre. i a in M.-iv. upon the elm and willow twig' 0 -will lay pzzk from which wi'l ewe other generation of moun.ing-cl .aks U ,- hiiivlvors of which vv shin --t i walks next spring URN11ST HARniji HAYM's The Weekly Free Press Gives iH columns svorv week lor a your $1.00. Ni other naper ui Vermont enn say this no other paper gives much news as the FJIEU PBKUS. Vou havo a neighbor who does not tako tho FIU3K PHKSS possibly iio borrows your copy send us his name and we will sond him a sample copy of the best Weekly paper in Vermont, 90 col umns ol uews a week, $1 year. ' 1. vv r il is IS NATURE CRUEL? Tho Amount of Suffering In tho W orM Is Orently Exaggerated. Thero is a verse ot TenuNsons li m Memorlam" which rcpicsonts nai . "red in tooth and claw with r.iviii." a i as shrieking against the be lu f u goodneSB ot tho power Hut go von t universe. Thoru aro a good mat y p, i who aro troubled not only with th- gi t general problem of p;mi, but dlsturt l their faith in the general goodr- - i things whenever they ponel. r up, i w, t they call tho cruelly ot nature nf caurte, only a part ot the great j i lem ot evil, but It Is an lmp,,rti"t r and It seems worth whllo to in il a statements about It Xo ono of us wants to be tl - e Vt 1 to bo the means of deceiving anv e If ibis is a bad world, and U ' 1 'c full of unhappy, suffering anlm i' t " 1 nothing, at ptoscnt, of human b, i gs It is unreasonable to believe i. ,i g mu nuwor ruling the iii.iversi-, a ' i'ower imt om selves), that makes tor right' ousnes as Matthew Arnold put it -wliv thui wo wish to faco tho facts. Hut if wo arc i . drill with a matter like this we ntu-t Ilrst b euro of our fac ts. Tiro actual amount of Miff'tlng In the world Is probably, In tho minds of ni oi i people, greatly exaggerated. There is it,, u.-e lu making a statement that might servo to harden any man's heart, or imiki ti 1 in any loss tender towanl the s fferi' gi of tho world, but we do belle-vo llv re ore good reasons for holding that there is n U an thing like the iiuautUy of s.ifferlug n this world that sensitive people havo onn u to think thero Is, line of the most marl, eel characteristics of modern t'nicjt is tuo, tremendous development of human sv in pathy Nothing like it wus over know btffore. This Is a gieat and good thi'ig; no ono would have It less it he could! only wo must bo careful not to watto mil sympathy on Imaginary evils Ban Fian clsco Chronicle