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THE BURI TNGrTON FREE PRESS : T11URSDA.Y NOVEMBER 22, 1906.
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fir who linn Inst lnfl n.q il hi tint or.
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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
.
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Calm age
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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!
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