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THE BURI TNGrTON FREE PRESS : T11URSDA.Y NOVEMBER 22, 1906.
11 fir who linn Inst lnfl n.q il hi tint or. - HI.. A.. .1....... - it . I shock to both of us. It revived pain. 11 iniilnnt'liiu Mr. Traill, scarce knowing what ho i hi. so iukou nunc k was no. exc niinn 1 lulllr. "Mrs. Vnnslttnrt claimed you ns an 11 neiuinininnce. 'i no nun mint? m mt roll, nt nnv rate, illd uot discover ' III llll'L ('.lint.!. I lie stood as one petrified. Tho lighthouse keeper looked round , io table. He saw natn In many eyes, ..L (.. t ..4 ....... .1 ....... iilumi aeuit'iii. 'Mrs. Vnuslttart!" ho said slowly. Is that her name? I did not know. r . .1.1 1 4a ....lt...n linnn IVI t?llUlllll 1, Itlu ...in..--.., iimii ... er? And In your llrst message to the i. .. ii.i f-... it'i... i new hor her name wai Nanette, for ... ...I... ..nlln I . .-. .... rl F llD nil. IL" 11111,1 II llll V.11I3 lll-ir-Ull .11.".. lttart was in.v w re Is yet. lor nugut know to the contrary." "Father!" Constance clung to him i utmost agitation. "Do you moan ; "Yes, dear one, she is. But let us go , ..t. T I'...,,. itn lim.m nmnlnr- line i 1.. ...t . I.. I... .....I.. T .... orry indeed. It wait wnouy unexpcci d. Poor Nauette! She ever deceived ' IL. .IN U Jill' 1IHUI lllf li-mn 111 111V "C'a.i I pot to to her?" asked Con- tance, wli e f; n .! ami trembling. "No, try '-'Hi you .ii"iot. IIi:i slv la'm "1 jc ' . .ie you off 'iee. in' ' t have to- . iven her many tlilnpr-- i. IIliI I V... 1. 1. 11 . WMi.if .1 or your te.M-s? We faced worse ro'i les to "t1, r three days afro, and on at any r can look forward to iitiiilness. (looii'lv. I.ailv Mnnrarof. nd you, too, Mr. Traill. I will s-ee you omorrow. i none, rorsive me ior my , r . t .. . 1. 1 i..i. e crlns " (TO RE CONTINUED.) ANOTHER REFORMER. in out a-iiuiiui in nil iciuiiii .tun .in iu might an main; hollcied last election an' I'm hollerln' again. don't caro much 'bout how they spell, nor how tho tariff goes; v nnr I u'nnr in yci iiii'liie la n 1 1 1 mm-., Immediate woes. want a war declared with mercy totally denied '.Ml wn irlt mnnliltnii nil rlenned nut an' pacified; u tt. .n..l1r. l.n .incl.n.. II lyUIIII 1VI1 I .III . nt.nlirj work or many days, errors of their ways. prnrni inn ii i'tn uuti m iiit'ii; iihun ni! the stuck-up city folks their jokes; much Inclined o co unreal hi mm il man p.TllVl. an' refined; tprnrm inr. irii.ion iirinKor inar trens iir - vate sets o' books; rich sudden crooks. X't.U M.-..t..o ,I.IL. ..n.l.l nn.,1.1 rlglit cozy, thire's no doubt, o mailer 4i we mwiiui-'ii iiitr unua wn r'j hollerln' mo?t about. OlHt.S AKKBO QUKHR. 'No, I never did like him. Why, when ho "Oi ly once, dear?" "Well er-sometimes whrr I couldn't Indeed! And was that all?" "Except sometimes nt night I would nprn iiiki. in Km iiini. 'And that was the end?" 'Vi'S, only on rainy days I usod to look nltnrq Tin I T nnh' frlnnpAfl nvi.r tlinni ews. TRYING TO MAKK AMENDS. ) Ilelng uuabli to f.inl a seat In tho crowd Tho man sitting next to her, nbsorbed n n newMinnor. kont on smoklnix. "I was foolish mioiifih to suppose," sho 'I'ardon me, madam," he answered, po- tclv olrerlns her h i e irar cifc Chlcai.'ii j , uunr. FOREIGN NOTES. Thn English pnstofflco telephone syRKm 1.11-1 ..n4 1 i .... . IlI.a.I niiidli trtirrt frpntlpnflv thn,, lo II. a Thn London Times, analyzing the trade nm flinlH Mint liernianv Imtiorts inn n. tured good for Industrial purposes, nll;lii-fl 1'nnilu Cni r-nnkiimnHiin Tin, mci 1 nr nren unit llm IT111111I Klni- drun stands In Its trade with CJermany In hn niiKltlnn nf .nn lllilttntr nlli' um nt-n . oped country trading with nnother coun try on a fnr hlt'her level of Industrial ef ficiency." If Hie mitiy l Cutting Tretli I3e suro and use Hint old and well-tried remedy, Mrs. AVinslow's Soothing By. rup for children tnethlng. It soothes tho child softens thn gumo, allays all pain, cures wind colic and Is tho best remody for Diarrhoea. Twenty-llvo cents a bottlo lift .1 v i trr-v . 1 1 I . 'l Calm age I yrv 44 I , 1 17 V Til fl Tl I ermon W I III I By Rev. Frank De Witt Talmitfe, D. D. a- w Los Angeles, rial., Nov. 18. Tho In-1 lluenco on character of the occupation I of the oveulng hours Is the topic of bia sennnn xvhieii u ,.a,.niiiw Lni. this sermon, v, h Is spec a ly timely nt ti e beginning of winter Iho lluenco on character of the occupation I preacher pleads for a wise and care- ful method of spending tho leisure pe- rlod of tho day. The text Is Psalm , civ, 21!, "Mau goeth forth unto his work and to his labor until the even- j Inp" I never take a walk or rldo upon a , ,, m,.r fifll. n, . h sheet car oi enter n htute or fin sb a Journey upon a railroad train without being Impressed with tho universal ; fact that this Is a busy world. Most t people tire in a treadmill of ceaseless college friend cnlled me up and said: t0 oVn. Thou, in order to stop his cry activity. Of course tiero are Individ-, 'j0ues, what are you going to do to- tne mother says: "Yes, Charlie, ual exceptions to tills rule, but the i night?' Come and take dinner with mo' Here Is the candy. Take It nnd don't vast majority of the human race are ' t tho. hotel. Then wo will go out to cry-" W"U U the result? Instead of working Just as hard and us long ti1L, theater.' As I had not seen him Klv'n tnat bo.v healthy food which hours as it Is possible for them to do. for ong tnl0i j wcnt. "Well, what ; wI" devolol' 1)ono autl muscle and We may thlnU that some men aro not jd vou (lo lno' gllt before?" "Oh" 1 p'now sbo develops for him a perni working un to tho full limit of their ,,.,.,. .,. "T i.,. uo.i tut 1 clous nppetlte. The boy gets Into a menial nuu puysieai cnpacnj, out it , we once put ourselves in then men's . places nivalis Diy wo win nuu out mat we could not work harder than they if we tried to do their kind of labor. "What a lazy fellow!" once said a gentleman who was Impatiently watching a workman emptying a tank of water Into the drain by means of a bucket. "Why, I could nil that bucket twice to his once!" At last ho determined to wt his workman nn examplo of the right kind of Industry. So ho took the pail out of his em ployee's hands and went to work with Intense zeal. The water simply flew out of that tank. Instead of tilling tho pall two or three times a minute, he emptied six or eight bueketfuls of water a minute. "There," he said to his workman. "Why do you not work like that?" "Please, your honor," an swered the workman, "would you be kind enough to go on working that wav for another twenty minutes? I never doubted that six pall-i could be emptied In a minute, but whnt I want to know is how loug you could keep on working nt that rate if you had to work all day long." It is easy enough for a good r.ve horse to run a mile under three minutes, but how many miles could ho cover nt that rate? Yes, 1 am right when I assert that the vast majority of people are working up to the full limit of their physical nnd mental capacity. If they were compelled to do much more, they would soon have a physical collapse, ns an overdriven horse might be easily killed If forced to go far nt racing Ppecd. All Still nt NlKht. This worldwide work starts at early dawn and oontlntics right on to sunset. Hour after hour the watchman prices his lonely beat during tho long, dark hours of the night. No one seems to .. be anywhere around. Tho great city seems to be dead One o'clock passes ' f.coms xo ue tieau. um. o ciolu jiasM.s. , 'I'wn nVlnnk mnipj All U still Then iwo o ciock come3. au is sun. iuui a oVloek nnd 4 nVlnek. Then tho milk wagons begin to rumble. The electric cars begin to roll. By and by the myr- i lads unon mvrlads of neonle break- fast. Then the day workmen begin to climb their scaffoldings, nnd the me chanics to sit at their benches, and fac- lory m-ei ueiu iu iuih, unu uiu stores are crowded with customers, nnd the law courts aro tilled with busy law- , vers and the various human beehives ' trs, anu uie vnr ous numan c-ecunes hum and buzz with life. But as tho fnetorv whistle lilnw The inciory iiisin. ino. i lie cront business centers of the town are feit-ai uusiuLss, (.en in 6, ill int. iuu uro einntied. Tho shutters are nut un. i.i-.. ..,. . i . xii) securities uru lueiveu uway n me vaults The showcases are covered -wiims. nie buov. Lusts nre tutiou wit h protecting cloths. Man may work eight ten or even twelve hours but the eigur, leii or lien iieit noius, nut tne No v'Vwant0 hv wSt Wo do I'l e -enln" I am not hero to talk about what wo shall do as clerks down at the store. when tho eves of our employers nro on us. But what shall we do with our winter evenings, when we are practlc- ally our own masters and can do with ...inn win unit; iia u iilll. I The evening, In the first place, should , be tho home hour. It Is the time when a man should get acquainted with his ' fnmily. It Is the time when he should ' become a child agalu. Then, instead of being like Paul nud putting away , "childish things," he should drop tho ' cares of the store aud play beau bag with his children and shoot marbles with his boys across the figures of the carpet and tell stories to his little onei, ns Eugene Field used to make rhymes for his babies. It Is the time i .t i ,i i ,.. nf vnnr eldldren stnnd ns the renrosnnt. ui y buitus u uiu iiieu iiiourers ueg n - . i. ,i i,.u . . to look at their watches Three o'clock ' atlve of a loving heavenly Father. o forth and Unite to your own to iook ai ineir Ttuiciies. t uree o ciock ,.., (.,i, the young men and the young w in tne nnernoon comes, -i -n, a, o. 2'. . "h"1 who nre llvlmr in boardimr bouses. . Then the j when you should try to beat your big- orgies to try to study tho origin of I ge.-it boy at a game of checkers and China's superstitions than It is to en I when vou should rend vnnr oiriot ter into the quarrels of some husband daughter's latest composition and find out how she likes her new i,.i,r Tnen, nfter the babies are put to bed and the good night prayers have been ! fcaid and the kisses given, It Is tho time when you should draw your chair up to the sitting room lire alongside of your wife's cbulr. While she is darn- lug tho stockings is tho time when you I should opeu to her your whole heart and tell her everything about your hopes and your plans. Before you mar ried her you did not think any winter night too cold or too damp when you waded through the snow to visit her In her father's home. Surely you can afford to spend a few evening hours with her nlone, as you used to do be fore sho became the mother of your babies, But, alas, alas, how many men there are who look upon au evening spent at homo In the family circle as a wasted night! How many there are who when you talk about their days of courting shrug their shoulders and say: "Yes, yes; I kiow. But thoso days are gout for good I supposo wo all havo to bo silly onoe In awhile, but I havo outgrown my lovers ago n long time ago." OtllKrinvn Hie I, over' Age. My brother, lmve you a right to out row your lover's age? Have you a i.-ht to steal from the horn, these sa- cred hours which you ought to gonse- crate to tho companionship of your wife and children? Shall we do ns many men are doing who never have ' their children think of their fathers ex cept as money making machines? O I. It ... l. ...I -1. OUUI1 ITU 1131. UUr IVlTCfJ IV III 11 UUU DIllVU for us and yet have that aching heart void which only a true husband's lovo nnH pnmnnnlnntililr. nnn M1 It la anbl 1 that when Seargent S. Preutlss waa nd body are nover properly rested about to die during the long weeks of ' and recreated by doing something fool suffering which preceded his death he 1 lali and mentally enervating. You are would never let his wife out of his depleting your mind and emasculating room. With his great yearning eyes ho watched her every step. 1 wonder wmU were his thoughts. Happy tho wmU wcrc hls thoughts. Happy tho mnn ln 8llch atation who, looking at &c partner of his life, feels no twinge conBcleiicc. has no rccol- Iocton of hours WM(cd from in? fi-nm ,.',. .....i f-nltl ,.. , wn..,r wucn we come to dlo some of us will spend most of our time regretting tho evenings which we hnvc spent away , from our children and from our dear wives who have done so much for us? Indeed, my brother, do you not regret even now tho even nga you have spent ttVn ,vnr vn ,naf ,,,,.. T i, I 01 you s(lJ.( just as t wus fln,sh. n)? ,nv Work nt the storo an old ' nKi,t onch week at the lodge." "Well, ...liat .11.1 vou ,t0 tll(, n,ht i)cf0re?" "Well " vnn nnr I !iml n litialnnciti All. Basement Hint night. I wanted one of . my customers to buy some goods. So I thought the be3t way to sell them was to ask him down to the club. 1 Introduced him to some of my friends there nnd gave him u flue dinner. I got him feeling good, then I clinched the bargain that night and netted a good sum by the deal. Not a bad night's work for me, was It?" Thus you go on telling mo how you spent this night away from home and that night and the other night. "But," I ask, "did you not spend any night at llon;e last-woekv ' nM you not pIvc your wife and children at least one evening?" "Yes." you answer; "I was home last Moudny evening. I came home sick. I had caught a had cold t dr.r i immn f..oii,,r. wrctcl;oUi Amended to go out that night, but a fearful rainstorm came u; and my wife emphatically put her foot down 'and forbade tuy golns. But 1 did not see the children much that night. I was too sick and felt too miserable. Immediately nfter supper my wife put nie to bod and gave mo a lot of hot drinks, and I got up a good sweat, nnd so I wns nblo to be back nt the store next morning." What, out of all last week have you only spent one night nt home, and that was because you were too sick to go out? You ought to be ashamed of yourself. With such a wife and such children can It be that you never re servo any evenings which you can spend In their company? Tell Tlirm to Come Home. Your children when they grow up should be able to look upon you as something different from a mere board- er. When Major V. W. Whipple, the evangenst, some jcurs ago vus uu- dculy called upon to preach to a great audience which nau assembled in I'ltts- ......... ... .. . . .. "urg, lie uirnec to ins wue just uciore o left tho hotel and said, "My dear, what shall I preach upon?" Major Whipple's little daughter spoke up and Bum, i-apa, ion uieui to come noine. By that she meant, "Tell them to come to a heavenly Father, who has never ceased to love his children, who will . never leaTe lncnl "nproviueu ror anu "ho will never let them wander beyond bls c!lro-" Tbnt was-what the one sen- svmbolized Tonlcht in tho eves lence symuoiueti. lonigni in 1110 eyes cuiiurcii 10 icei mat mere is no place 1,1 n" lue "lue worm wnere you wouia ,: sooner De man uy tueir siue nave vnn tnncht thorn tbnt tber ran cninn tn " you In every trouble and that you will . . th , . . ' .. ue to tnem n ioing. teuuei, piotectlig, Bpntle- forgiving friend? As a father breadwinner vou must work "-n Ulrnhlg "unu" Urn's S oi,r. But what have you been doing wlth ?ow evenings? Have you given tlicm 10 tho chlb 11,1(1 to tbo anJ to ''""'"ess. ,111(' to outside pleasures nml not ll(!Vted any of them to holy "Ssoclntlons with your family? ! T,le evenings also should bo hold .sacred for mental tmnroveinont. Tbev - 81101,1,1 be tlie tlm(! wllP we should I'-1?' out a systematic course of reading n,m study. They should bo tho time W,1P11 wo fi,ld 01,1 wllat ls lmppcnlng in 11,0 Krpat wide world and what prog- the world has been making In tho llist fifty or hundred yenrs. It Is Just oasy to discuss the characters of Krcat Illen nnd lenrn about the policies " governments ns It Is to gossip about -V0U1' neighbors' nlTnlrs. It is far more beneficial to tho mind and restful to the fagged out mental and physical en- ,ln'1 wlr wll ar! "vlng on tho oppo- site corner to your own home. Br personal observation I know that when a man au a womnn do uot rigid - ly keep their eveuings employed for their own mculal and splrituul develop ment they ate apt to got Into mis chief. There never was a truer proverb written than that which sa.vs, "Thu dovll lias to seek the busy man, but the Indolent man hunts tho devil." Martlu Luther woll Illustrated this fact when he said: "When I nm assailed with heavy tribulations I rush out among my pigs rather than remain alone by myself. Tho human heart Is like a millstone ln n mill when you put wheat under It, It turns and bruises tho wheat to (lour. If you put no wheat ln It, It still grinds on, but theu it is Itself It grinds and wears away." Luther was right, You must set your self some allotted task during tho whi ter evenings, else you will get Into mis chief. You will be like tho millstones grludlng themselves away. You must have your evenings occupied with use ful duties, else you will drift Into sin ful pleasures. There Is no exception to the rule. Ton Tired to Itrail. "But," you say, "whnt Is the good of your talking to me about glvlug uiy evenings up to work? When I come home from the store I am so dead tired I can hardly move. Whnt my brain needs Is not nn Intellectual uplift, but Just complete rest. If I can only go to some vaudeville) performance .and have a good laugh or go and have a good dance, all Is well. I do not want work, but rest-complete rest." Oh, no, my friend. yOU are Wrong. The mind It. us some people spoil their children. Tho little boy comes to his mother and says. "Mamma, l am Hungry. Can 1 says, ' Mamma, I am nu have a cake o, ur mother, "but if you wish ; a glass of milk and some b j0 ic9 down on tho groun you can have bread." Char- no lies uown un uiu fciuuuu una ueKiin 1 . i , to Bcrenm. Then the mother sa.vs. "All rlK"t, Charlie, go and got the cake, only stop that kicking and crying." A conplo of hours lator, at dinner, Charlie absolutely refuses to cat anything but some pie. He says, "I am not hungry. I do not wish to cat M'ythln . About two hours later Charlie comes to his molhcr am, Bnyi,. ylamma t am hun. err. Can I have some candvr- She 8nySi n0 Charlie." With that Char-' "'s face ljelis t0 tw'st and his mouth condition where he absolutely refuses to eat food which Is healthy for him. Thus some of us treat our minds like BPllcd c,hlldlcl!' wsa.v: ''I lltu resting my mind. I will go to a cheap theater or to a dnnco hall." So, you are not resting it. You aro feeding it with cakes nnd candy. Best of mind sim ply comes from change of work. What you need to do Is to give your winter evenings to good rending, to good thoughts nnd to high Ideals. This means work, hut It will mean work that will recreate nud strengthen your energies, depleted by the struggles of tho day. Are wo willing to pay the price by which our evenings can pro vide us with a true, beneficial mental development? Trne Dovelnpinent. But I take a step farther and declare 11 ll"-I-'o per cent of your evenings fcliould bo consecrated to direct service to Jesus Christ. These should be the f,atreu uours "llcu .you sa. what wilt thou have me to do?" not "L,,rd- wlwt wllt tllou lmve 1110 lo 1,0 for my own self or tor my own fam ily?" You should say, "Lord, what wilt thou have nie to do directly for thee?" You know that the Lord commands us i to give a tenth of our Income to him. But that Is not enough. Wo must also give to him our time and our service. Most of us cannot give this time and service during the day. Those hours belong to our employer. "Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labor until the cvculug." But wo can give to God's service part of our evenings. And wo must give to him these hours If we nre to do tho work he wants us to do. "But," you say, "I cannot understand "" i iui luouwem hu ,uur a:lvlce, t0 botne with our families? Ncm'' how ca 1 vis,It hospitals and go . ri 1 1 it roil ill s nna iook airor me noor "mcss 1 u,rn m ,a' k "P01 m ramuyr Can a man be in two p aces nt tho 1 same time? Can n farmer hnln n notch- , " , ..V,,. 7 L... . " ...: ;" bor build his barn and plow his own fields on the same day? How can one look after his own children and yet associate with those who need help and who arc not members of hla owu fami ly?" I am glad you mentioned that You nre J"st ,ho l,er"on wltu ffb u-nnl In lull- Von snr vnn nro n fnml. " '.,, h " , ' J " ' fbL" ,nf "Uo "I' ccrMIn evenings of your life to Rervo Curlst lf thereby you would i.,f i,, ,ina home women Ask :, . " " " , Ihnm snmet tnes tn snnner. Surround :: . . tbem v lb the Intluonees of vnnr Plirls. . ,r 7 ' ,. , . tian home. You cannot serve God bet- i . it-nrblni fni- Mm iti )nu er than by working for him in just this way. I want to tell you the his- .-- ,,, rI,rit,.ln '. ,, lo,ry f, n "?,'Ifi trtlan woman "nd wuat sllc (1Id ln " clt-v of 1,le east- . iady was not wealthj. She had ?" "le m.-ney and a family of grow- Ing children. She had to do her own housework. Man may go forth into work and to his labor until the even ing, but this woman had to work In the evenings ns well. So sho said to her ' self: "I can do little, but that little I ! will do for my Master. My home shall . . t, .,lrt.... u . . uU.. .. - "V 0110 1 c' welcome here In his "me I gladly will. She went to work for Christ. She gathered up a 'rgo Sunday school class of boys who, 1 fr the most part, were homeless. By that I mean those boys who wore away ; from their father and mothers nnd llvlS ' boarding houses. There were eighteen or twenty of them. These sho used to invite to her homo. Every week she would have some of them to dinner. Her parlors were their par lors. Her books were their books. When they were blck shu took them Into her own home and cared for them. j vouiu you ime io isnow tuo result oi i that humble Christian woman's life? whea 1 wus c""ei1 t0 ,n' (-'"lca ! church I found every ouo of the mem- i berH of tuat Christian lady's Suuday scuooi ciass iianifHseu up in (jnrisuan work. Although these young men bad been boarding house boys when thoy first came to Chicago, they were then grown up men, all of them members of the church of Jesus Christ and work ers In his vlueyard. Canuot you do the same for Christ? Can you uot mnke your Christian home 'the place of spir itual refuge for those who have no Christian homes ami who can be won r u' .lesiu by gathering them uround .lour fireside durlug tho winter even ings? But I cannot close this talk- ou evcu Ing occupations without placing a spe cial emphasis upon the fact that at least a part of each evening should bo consecrated to (5od fo(r studying his holy word nnd for prayer. It should be the tlmo when we should go off alone to read the Biblo or to opeu the dear book ln tho midst of our loved ones and Und In It the messages which God has written for us .and the divine' commandments which teach us how to llvo and how to die. The ma jority of peoplo uever study tho Biblo intelligently. TJiey rarely read it cept as II l, lot prided f.ir them by the pulpit. It Is just as much n sealc" book ns during the dark ages, when 1 j layman was allowed to touch It any more than profane hands could touch the holy of holies during Mosaic times. ItemlliiK thn Dibits You rarely rend the Bible. Yet you aro an Intelligent woman. You ar" one of the lenders of the woman's club. You tnko a very active part In that organization. Only a short time ago you rend before It nn essay on Robert and ICIIzaboth Barrett Brown ing. Why did you not take that Sunday- school class of young girls the other day when our Sunday school su perintendent asked you to do It? You made t?ils excuse and that excuse anil the other excuse. You did not tell the real reason. Tho real reason why you did not become a teacher of that class of young girls was becnuse you did not know your Bible, and you were ashamed to exiiose your Ignorance. Your Ignorance of the Bible Is so ap palling that I do not believe you know whether tho book of Corinthians Is ln tho Old Testament or the New. I do not believe you could tell me, to save your life, why Jc&us was born In Beth lehem or why Moses wns not nllowed to enter the promised land. Now, you would laugh at a woman who was so Ig norant ns to suppose that Goethe wrote "nnmlet" or that Alfred Tennyson was tho author of "Thnuntopsls." Yet you aro so Ignorant of God's word that you could not become a teacher of a Sunday school class of little girls. So, my friends, some part of each evening ought to be hold sacred for Bible study and prayer. Carefully guard at least half an hour ns sacred for Bible study and for prayer. Then you should turn to God and say: "Master, toach me thy will. Master, let me talk to thee. This is thy quiet hour when thou canst put thy anointing hand upon mo to fit mo for tha duties of the coming day nnd for holy communion with thee on the approaching Sabbath." In this darkening twilight can you not, with an earnest, prayerful voice, repeat these hcautlful lines of Kmma 0. Ihnbrey: Morn 13 th time to act, noon to endure, Hut, oh. If thou wouldst keep tho sp'rr T'lre. Turn from the hcaten path by worldlln trod, Co forth nt eventide In heart to wall( with Cud. One ntrrht during the last sickness of the sailor-preacher. Father Taylor of Boston, the nurse heard some one talk Ing earnestly in the next room. IB was very much surprised, because he had left the aged preacher only a few minutes before lying In bed alone. So he went Into the sickroom, and there he found the evangelist standing In his nlfhtgswn before a looking glass nnd pleading with himself to accept Christ. The old man was saying tn himself: "You nre a sinner. Don't you know you nre? You are an old man. The grave Is directly In your path. Repent of your sins. Accept Christ now. There is yet time." Wns not that a beautiful way for Father Tnylor to spend his last night on earth? Aye, would not that be a beau tiful way for us to spend a part of every evening on earth? After the hard work of the day Is over, nfter our babies have gone to bed, let us steal away a little while and open our Bibles. Lot us see ourselves ln Go-iY looking glass. Lot us talk with God. Let us pie-id with God. Let us then empty oursri,v' i nf self and bo Tilled vith tho spirit of Chri?t. Then will nir evenings be tpeut aright. Then. - lib a renewed nnlrltual power, shall w go forth labor for God In tl'e wirl: of the coming fCcp-. rb-'ht. ltOS. In I .oels IClopuch. Trne OrntHnde. First Caged Canary Have you ever thought what a great thing It Is to have wings? Second Cagod Canary Indeed, yes. I thank God for mine every day. Why. without wings how could wo balance ourselves on our p: relies? New York j Life. NARROW ESCAPES. Number nf Thrilling Hnllnuj- Iurldenta Itci'lilled. (From the Pittsburg Times.) When 11 heavy express, ruEhlng along at nearly .1 inllo a minute, leaves tho rails, crashes Ic'.o another train or crash es through a bridge, the marvel Is not that the death mil should be heavy, but that anyone ihould escape alive. Yet even in the worst nccldents it Is very rare that more than half tho pofstngnrs aro kill ed. The Tuy bridge disaster. In which tho whole train plunged Into tho rtvor, Is almost the coly railway accident on record In which there wore no survivor. The catatrop)ie which occurred on September 17, last, near Dover, Oklahoma, strongly resembled the Tay bridge acci dent. A train plunged through a trestle- brldgo over the Cimarron river, and the engine and Ave coaches out of the soven dropped Into tho rain-swollen waters be low, A Mr. I.olst, ono of the few survivors, had a most extraordinary escape. Feeling the bridge collapsing, he sprang from the train, but almost as his feot touched the trestles, the wholo tiling wont to pieces. Ho Jumped ns far ns h could and landed clear of the wreckage In deep water. Part of one of the cars came drifting past, nnd he climbed on to it nnd wa carried a long way down the river. Then the car was swung In a rapid nnd Lelst was swept off. But he managed to get hold of his clothes, and, eddy holplng him, he succeed ed In swimming ashoro. Ouo of the most dreadful brldgo ills nsters on record was that which hapinmud at Ashtabula, O,, Decembor 29, 1S7G. At eight In the evening a heavy train pulled by two engines was crossing a small Iron bridge near Ashtabula, when tho dri ver of the first engine heard a ctnek Suspicious that something was wrong, he pulled the valve wldo open and his on glno Jumped forward. Next Instant there was a tcrrlllo crash. Glancing back, the driver saw the wholo train, Including the second englno Immediately behind his own, plunge Into the ravine, He nnd his fireman woro tho only two on the Ill-fated train who escaped unhurt. Tho wreckage took lire and 81) passengors were burned to cinder. Had not tho coupling betwen tho first nnd second en gines given away, the first engine must have been pulled bock. An It was, It re mained balanced on tho very edge of the ravine. Dyspepsia la our nntlnnal ailment. Ilurdoek Blood bitters Is the national cure for It. It strengthen stomach membrnnes. promotes flow of digestive Juices, purines the blood, builds you up. VERMONT POLITICS. A r.nnk Alifiarl tn TVin ' flnmvmlem i of 1008. Vermont Correspondent of n Ilonton Paper lllscunieii Governor I'omil bllltlen Two Venm Hence Vlie Avnllnlile Men. The Vermont correspondent of tho Iloaton Herald Bends his paper tho fol lowing Interesting iiumniary of tho outlook for Kovemor In 1908: That there should bo five candidates for tho republican nomination for trov- ernor of Vermont two years hence, when tlm present Rovcrnor was ln nuBUrnted les than six weeks ago. Is something surprising oven In Vermont, where there la somcthlnir doing ln politics nvery day In tho year. That Is tho fact, however, nnd while not nil the men mentioned for that position nre actlvn candidates, they are nil re garded as In the field to this extont. that they are working or friends aro working for them. All are regular re publicans; not one was a holtor In the last campaign, and nil nre men of morn than ordinary strength and morn than ut.ual qualifications for tho offlco. Tho men thus before the puhllo aro tho Hon Hophnr M. Mansur of Newport, tho Hon. O. H. Prouty of tho same town, tho Hon. A. M. Kletcher of Cavondlsh, the Hon. Clarke O. Fltts of Brattteboro and thn Hon. Joseph A. De Uoer of Montpellcr. None of theso gentlemen ls at precent an open and avowed candidate. To declare, them selves thus early would be a serious tactical mistake. Hut nono of them denies that he may bo a candidate, nnd some of them frankly say that if conditions should prove opportune they would appreciate' the honor, whllu friends of all aro at work moro or less actively In securing promises of support without any check on the part of the men themselves. ' It is contrary to custom In Vermont to give a governor a re-election there aro too many men waiting for the of fice. Neither is It customary to elect a governor twice In succession from the same sldo of tho State. Tho "mountain rule" Is sacred, nnfl the man who should attempt to broak it would seal his political doom. So the candidate must come from tho eastern sldo of the Stale. It was assumed when John I.. Uacon retired from thn office of State treasurer that ho would enter the contest, but his name has not yet boon mentioned, so the cholco will probably be made from the men above named. MANSL'U ONCI3 IN SECOND FLACK. Zophar . Mansur Is the oldest of the candidates, having been born in J$J3. He is a native of Morgan, prac tised law In Island Pond 30 years and removed to Newport when ho was mado collector of tho district of Mitm-phremagog- In 1897. He served threo years in the Civil War, returning with un empty sleeve. He was lieutenant- governor 1S94-9S and has always been. prominent in tho political llfo of the State. Mr. Mnnsur ls a mnn of wldo acquaintance and Is thoroughly fami liar with Vermont politics, and while ho Is not actively directing a cam paign he has frequently been about the capital during the prespnt session and does not seek to restrain the friends who are Interested In having him made governor. LIKUT.-GOV. PROUTY WKLb KNOWN Oeorge H. Prouty, tho present lieutenant-governor, Is a representative of the younger element ln Vermont poli tics. He Is 44 yenrs old, a successful buslnes$ man and a well known figure III recent politics. He was representa tive from Newport In 1S06 and senator from Orleans county In 1904, serving as president pro tempore of that body. He presides over the Senate with grace nnd dignity, is a pleasing speak- er, a shrewd business man and has acquired 11 large circle of friends all over the State. FLETCHER HAS SERVED IN SENATE. Allen M. Fletcher of Cavendish Is a native of Indiana. He located In Cavendish in, 1SS1, and In tho legisla tive directory describes himself as a fn'rmcr. Mr. Fletcher Is popularly rated as well along toward a million aire, but he Jias lived quietly since coming to Vermont, and vas but little known politically until 1901, when "he wns elected representative to tho gen eral assembly. Ho was the candidate of the Independent republicans for speaker, took the popular side In the discussion of the local option bill and proved a strong and popular member. He was returned to the Senate In 1904, adding to his reputation in that body, and coming back to' tho House this year Is chairman of the Important com mittee on appropriations. Mr. Fletch er Is a quiet man of pleasing de meanor, with a capacity for making friends, and while he has many who desire to seo him honored, It Is not belloved that ho would actively engage iu a serious tl,ght for thn position. FITTS MAY ENTER OTHER FIGHT. Clarke C. Fltts of Brnttleboro, the present attorney-general, ls the young est of the candidates, being only 36 yeurs old. He wns electod to his pres ont position while Serving ns a mem ber of the Housh In 1904, the office having been creatod by the general as sembly of that year, Mr. Fltts Is ono of the rising lawyers of tho State, and his tastes Incline him to tho pursuit of bis profession, but ho 1ms also a natural aptitude for political llfo and his friends expect (o Hee him actively engaged In the contest of 1 90S. It Is qulto possible, however, that his poli tical nsplrntlons may tnko another turn. It Is well understood that Klt tredgo Hnsklns of Hrnttleborn Is serv ing his last term In Congress, nnd It Is ulso understood that Hnsklns" sup port will be thrown to tho Hon, Frank Plumley In 190S, ns Mr. Plumloy de clined to outer the rnce this yenr. Mr. Fltts Is credited with n desire to suc ceed Hnsklns and with a belief that ho can defeat the combination of Has kins nnd Plumley, DE BOER MOST LIKELY MAN. Joseph A. Do Boer of Montpeller Is the man of whom the others stnnd a llttlo In dread. Mr. Do Boor Is a na tive of Holland, 43 years old, presi dent of tho National Llfo Insurance company nnd well known and highly regarded throughout tho entire State Many men are anxiously urging him to declaro himself a candidate, nnd some, nt least, nf the others would drop out of tho race If ho should enter It. Mr. De Doer is not a pnlltlclnn, Tim extent of his participation In po litical affair has been serving ono (Cjuunty I'TiMiuunt bonuifi huvo ln'ijii offered him, und ho might havo been Kovemor iu place of liell in VM had be declared himself a cundldatu. 'J'hcro muu U0UlJt 11,111 ' might lie thus honored In 1908 if he would declaro his wIllliignesB to aocupt. Hut his at tltudo is best oxplulnod by a letter hu wrote ln tho early winter of 1902, in which lie flatly stated that ho wns not a candidate for tho nomination, and that his survlceu wore needed by his company, but that, aa a good cltl.on, he could not rufuiso a call tn puhllo service If lerlously made. This atti tude is so plain nnd unequlv41c.nl, and so unusual In politic, that It troubb t tho politicians, nnd thoy would ho nlxd 10 secure a statement from Mr, Do Ifoor niinouticliiK his willingness or ui willingness to nccept n nomination. Out of thlH aggregation of well known and able men thn next govcr nor of Vermont will undoubtedly bn chosrn. The candidates now under In spection rnnk above the averngo nf those who usually enter the contest, and whatever struggle there may be between them promises to be clean anil free from corruption .tid tintalnte'd by the employment of Improper agincJ. THE STORY TELLER. AN TIiI.ICIT WITTICISM. Thero was nn old man who was charged with Illicit distilling and was brought before the court. The Judge, who was a witty follow, asked tho prisoner what was his Christian naino. The pris oner replied, "Joshua," and tho Judge an swered, "Are you tho man that made tho sun shlno?" and tho prisoner re plied, "No, sir, your hor; I'm the on that made tho moonshine." A POWERFUL. TOAD. Slips of the tonsuo often frumo peoullai sentences when the transposition of th first letters of words occur. The training sldp St. Mary's had left on one of her cruises and e. sister of 011a of the boys had been down to wish tho young sailor "bon voyage." In describ ing th departure of the good ship later, sho Intended to say, "The ship was towed out by a tug and George kept waving In the bow," but her words wre thesi: "The ship was tugged out by a toad and George kept caving ln tho bow." Army and Navy Ufe. Hs' THEIIt CLASS Uelng annoyed by persons who left his church before tho sermon, a Dyvonshlm vicar, says an English newspaper, has met the case by fixing ln a prominent posi tion a notice which Is written to this ef fect: "All adults who aro unbaptlzed or possessed by devils should leave the church before the sermctn. Otherwls they should remain until the conclusion of tho service." WAITING HIS TURN. A lady in a small Alabama town had oc cajloi: io cull nt the cabin of her washer woman. Aunt Betsey. Whllo waiting for the article sho sought to be found, shu observed a wooly head which appeared from under the tldge of the bed, and aVi? ed?" "Is that one of your children, Aunt Bet sy 7" "Deed an' 'tis, honey," was the reply. What is Its name?" "iMt chllo alnt got no namo yet, Mlj Rosj," Aunt Betsy said. "why, it must be live or six years old; surely it ought to have ;i name at that age," tho lady said. "Dat done worried me a whole lot, honey, hit sho' has," .ho said. "But whut Ah gwlne ter do? My ole man, ni d() used up nil the good names on de dawgs, an' now dat chile des hatter waa twell one ob dem die, eo ho can git .m name." NO PEAR OF ITS RETURNING. Dr. John V. Shoemaker, the well known physician and editor, was tondemnln? euthanasia tho painless killing of Incur ables. After indicating several cases whea supposed Incurables had been cured, Dr.' Shoerruxkrfv- said: "And the outha-nasia might lay Itselt open to other abuses. Why, thero may be, for all we know, enough euthanas : as it la. You've heard the story of the man and the Aberdeen terrier? 'There was n man whose wifo had an Aberdeen terrier of extreme ferocity.. It bit the man a number of times, ll-i expressed great hatred for It. "Finally the terrier bit a large plee.j out of the calf or the man's leg, and tho next day It disappeared. "Tho man advertised widely for tr.- dog's return. He offered a reward rf IJO for It. His friends were amazed. " 'I thought,' fc-nld a friend to him, 'that you hated that dog?" " 'I do,' tho man admitted. " 'Why, then, do you offer such a largo reward for Its return?" " To please my wife." " 'But you're foolish," said tho other. 'Such a largo reward will be sure to bring it back." " No, no,' said tho mnn, with a smile. 'You tee, it's dead.' " BRUNO HAD AN ALIBI. Cyrus Bruno, a somewhat well known character in Tllton, N. H., lived near the railroad, and was accustomed to use the track of the Iron horso ns a short cut home from his wurk ln the mill. He was also accustomed to Imbibe a llttlo too freely now and then. Ono night a drunken man was run over and kllleJ on the track, and the rumor wont forth that Bruno was the victim. A day or two afterwad he was seen by one of his friends alive and well on the street. "Why," said tho friend, "I heard you were the man who was Wiled by the cars Thursday night." Bruno looked puzzled for a minute. "Why, no," said he, after thinking It over, "It couldn't have been me, for I went homo thn other way that night." LITERARY SPEAKING. Hi Harix-Hoow bo -yore son glttln" along since ho went tew th' city? SI MeadowgraBs Oh. ho's llourlshln' III Hnrlx I'm powerful glad tew hoar It. What's ho doln'7 SI Meadow-grass He's n-teachln pen manship In ono of them business colleges. Chicago Dally News. GROSS INGRATITI'DIL "Sim Grimes is the most ungrateful hound in tlm country," averred the editor of the Pliinkvlllo Ploner. "I've staked him to booze money hundreds of times." "Well?" "Wo lfcuo on Thursday, nnd hero h waits till Friday to murder his grand father." Loulsvlllo Courior-Joournal. THE LA'.Y BROTHER- Willing hands Of toughest tolj To till for him The stubborn soil; To pay the fiddler, Night nnd day, Whllo ho's Just d.incliiT Llfo away! Atlanta Constitution