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niE "BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1907.
1 tipon a client) pin? table. There, was jut one window, small pancd nnd hhadeless. Vn Inner door oC this sad chamber stood half ujnr, permitting Iho visitor unreserved ncqualntniico Ivlth the doniestlu economy of the ten int. for It disclosed n second room, bmnller thnn thti ofllce ntid depoudent Iipon the window of the latter for nlr nul light. Itehlnd a ennvns camp cot, llmly visible In the obscurity of the Inner npnrtmcnt, stood n small pas ktove surmounted by n stowpan, from Ivblch projected the handle of a big tin spoon, so that It needed no ghost from the dead to whisper that Joseph louden, attorney nt law, did his own ooklng. Indeed, he looked ltl T'pon tho threshold of the second room reposed a small, worn, light lirown scrub brush of n dog, so cosmo politan lu ancestry that his species was l.lmost as undeterminable as the cast Iron dogs of tho l'lke mansion. Ho kreeted Mr Fear hospitably, having Iieen to lately nn offcast of the streets llmself that Ids adoption had taught dm to lose only his old tremors, not Ills hopefulness. At tho same time .Too rose quickly from the deal table, whero lie had been working, with one hand In Ills hair, the other splattering Ink from n bad pen "Good for you, nappy!" ho cried theerfully, "1 hoped you'd come to I ee me today. I've been thinking about j li job for you." I "I don't want a Job, nohow!" said Ir. I'ear, goinc: to the door. "1 don't ' Ivnnt to work There's plenty ways fer no to git along without that. Hut I'll 1 I ay one t'l ,g more. Don't you worry j bout g'tt'n lav. practice. Mike says ' ou're goin' to git all you want, and if here ain't no o'lur way, why, a few if us'i go out and make some fer ye!" These prophecies and promises, over vhleli .loe chuckled at first, with his :ead cocked to one side, grew very oon, to h's amazement, to wear a su ernatural similarity to actual fnlfill- liiiit IPs friends brought him their wn friends such as had sinned against he laws of Canaan, those under the an of the sheriff, those who had truck In anger, thofe who had stolen t night, th-e who owed ond could iot pay, those who lived by the dice, nd to hi.s other titles to notoriety was dtlod that of defender of the poor nd wicked. He found his hands full, specially after winning his first itn ortant case, on which occasion Ca aan tlioi ght the Jury mad and was In ignam v Uh t he pusr.led judge, who ould mt see ji st how K bad happened. Joe did not stop at that. He kept on vlnn'ng casi s, clearing the innocent and ghtenlng the burdens of the guilty, le became the mot de rigorous at-rrn-y for the defense in Canaan. His onorable brethren, accepting tho pop lar view of him, held him in personnl ontempt, but feared him profession lly. for lie nroved that he knew more sw than they thought existed. Nor ould any trick him, falling which lany t"i-ipe, were lost, but never oe's. II, s p'-ftlco was not all crlmi al, as shown by the peevish outburst f the em uent Dtieknlew (the squiro's ephew, esteemed the foremost lawyer i Cnnann), "Hefore long there won't e nny ue trying to foreclose n mort age or collect a nolo unless this sby ier gets himself in jail!" The wrnth of Judge Martin Hike was tigast there was a kind of sublimity i its lmmensenoss on u day when It efell that the shyster stood betwixt Im and money. That was a monstrous task to stand etween those two and separate them, j hold back the hand of Martin Pike roni what It had reached out to grasp, t was in tho matter of some tax titles hleh tho magnate had acquired, and i co :rt Joe treated the case with such orrifylng simplicity that it seemed nl iot credible that the great man had ounted upon the ignorance and be- fcttedness of Joe's client, n hard drluk- (ig dlsreputiblo old farmer, to get his mil aMiy from him without paying tor it. Now, as every one knew such thing to bo ludicrously impossible, it ras at once no sod abroad in Canaan rat Joo had helped to swindle Judge Pike out of a large sum of money- It rns notorious that the shyster could lamboozlo court and jury with his ricks, and it was felt that Joe Lou- len was getting into very deep wn- rs Indeed Thit was so-ious, If Iie young man did int lool; out he light find himself in the penitentiary. I Joe did not move into a larger of- Ice; he remained in tho little room kith its one window and its Hue I lew of the jail. Ills clients were early all poor, and many of his fees lulte literally nominal. Tatters and lags came up the narrow stairway to Is door tatters and nigs and pitiful ner es, the bleared, the sodden, the omitinc and rouged, the furtive and vary, koine in rags, some in tags and Iome- the sorriest in velvet gowns. Vith these, the distressed, the wrong- loer.s, the drunken, the dirty nnd tho Iery poor, his work lay and his days nd nights were spent. When Joe went about the streets lie rns made to feel his condition by the laborate avr'dance, yet furtive at- nt Ion, of every respectable person lie liet, nnd when lie came home to his Imnll rooms and shut the door behind im he was as one who lias been Issed and shamed in public and runs o bury ids hot face in his pillow. Ho etb'd his mongrel extravagantly (well .o mlghti and would sit with him in kls rooms at n'ght holding long con- Ierse with him. the two alone togeth r. The do? was not his only con- pdnnt. 'Jliere came to lie another, n biore nnd more frecfuont' partner to I heir conversations, at last a familiar plrlt. This third came from a brown uk which Joe kept on n shelf iu his ledroom, a vessel too frequently ro 'leulMied. When the day's work was lone he shut himself up, drank alone nd drank hard. Sometimes when the lug ran low nnd tho night was late ho '.'ould go Gut for a walk with his dog I ml would nwaku In Ills room tho next morning not remembering where he bad gone or how he had come home. hnco, after such a lapse of memory, he woke amazed to find himself at F leaver Iteach, whither, ho learned rom tho red bparded man, Happy Fear sail uiougut him, having found him vanderlng dazedly In a field near by. "hose lapses grew more frequent until I hero occurred that which won ono of ho strange things of his life. It was u Juno night, n Utile moro I han two years nfter his return to !nnaan, and the Tocsin had that dav tnnounced Jim approaching miirrlago f F.ugeno Hantry and his employer's daughter Joe ate nothing during the day nuu went through his work clumsi ly, visiting tho bedroom bhelf nt Inter vals. At 10 In tho evening he went out to have the Jug refilled, but from the moment he left his door anil the fresh nlr struck his face ho had no cloHr knowledge of what he did or of what went on about him until he woko In his bed the next morning;. And yet, whatever little part of tho soul of him remained that night still nndulled, not numbed, but alive, was In some strange manner lifted out of Its pain toward n strange delight. Ills body was an automaton, his mind in bondage, yet there was it still small consciousness In him which knew that In his wandering something Incredible and unexpected was happening. What this was ho did not know, could not vi . ' " don't rrnnt n nh, nohrnc!" srttf Mr. Frnr. see, though his eyes were open, could not have told himself any more th.vi n baby con!:l fell why It laughs, but It seemed bjir Hiir.g r.o beautiful and wonderful that th" night been me i nUht of perfume, its breezes hearing the nvis'e of harps and violins, whlb nlghtlncale-" f.niit fnm the maples that bordered ' " ' en .v.), (TO HE COXTINCED.) Till-: CnlllNC, CKI.F.nnATION. (From the "Wrgonncs Fnterprife.) -j The I.al:e C'ltnmploln tcrrentennary . (immlsslon held a meeting In IturllnK tun Saturday to hear th" report of the two nvmliery who wero sent to Ottawa to consult with the r.mndlan authori ties with n view to that country's par ticipating In the celebration of the SOOth anniversary nf the discovery of the lake . .Messrs. Hayes nnd tl.iiley reported that the Canadians received them very cordially and assured th';m that they would endeavor to io-operate In fery possible way. Of course, no del;io promise could bo slvcn at this time lint the proposition was very favorably received. The Now York leu Nlaluie, now In session, will undoubt edly appoint a commission similar to ono In Vermont to co-operate with us. It Is reasonably certain that the cele bration will bepin July I, 1900. nnd continue for two weeks. July A falllns on Sunday, the opening exercises will probably be of a religious character, although no d'flnltp plans for the ci1p bratlon have been made nt this early da t .. N'ever In the history of Vermont has an exposition been attempted and the Slat's has been dfldcdly backward about participating in those conducted by other states, u-Uh the result that there are many peopb even In New Knglanrt who are Itenerant of the great natural resources of Vermont In addition to commemorating this important historical event this celebra tion will be the opportunity of a life time to advertise our State and let the world know of our resources and the advantages wn have to offer, both as a place of icsldenco anil for manufac turing industries. Viewed from this one point alone the funds necessary to flounce, the celebration will lie money Will spent. Iery person In Vermont ,iml those outside our borders who are inteiested In our State, who" are able to help even a little, should lend their aid to the commission to help make the celebra tion a success. WKNT AWAY TltOM JIOMK. (From Che Waterbury Itecord ) We billeve the State fair commission 'inic made a mistake In Inciting the Kt.ite fair nt White rtiver Junction when H.irlingtnu business men subscribed so liberally Tho patronage of rturhnston people alone Is wotth dozens of towns lu I he radius of White Hlver Junction. We doubt very much if the State fair is even a success at White Itiver Junction. Time will tell. OH RFTI.ANn. (From the Itutland News.) The State fair commission, it would em. have done the poorest thing tliey could havo done, in snorting White, lliier Junction as tho location for the Slate fair. Owing to Its Inaccessibil ity, very few ftom this section of tho State would nttempt to attend the fart at White Hlver Junction, much less es- hlbit there. Furtliernioni the town's hotel accommodations an- entirely In adequate to handle n crowd of visitors. Wn can think nf a dozen locations In Vermont that have advantages over White Hlver Junction for the exhibi tion. Kven llurllngton would be among the number. OHNBHOITS BUOAn MAKF.R. A Vermont farmer who evidently bo beies that advertising pays entered a loc.il newspaper oincn the other day with a gallon can of syrup. Iln thanked the local editor profusely for mentioning his sugar in the loud col- limns the pinvloiis. week anil said that tho sales had been helped by the notice, and said: "Now 1 am going to give you a taHtu of some of the best syriip you ever saw: Jf you will bold out your finger 1 will pour some nn It! During this operation four drops fell on Hie ofllce lloor and Hie editor rem.irk ed: "Do not clean It up, Hn may be In after It next week! ' A SHORT MONTH, "John I'm going to have mother visit us next month." "Why didn't you havo her In Febru ary7" ' Then the trouhlu started, -Louisville Couilcr-Jau-rnaJ. Carnage ermon , By Rev. Frink Dc Witt Talmatfe, D. D. I.os Angeles, Cal., April 1-1. In this sermon we learn the lesson that If wo do our full duty to (!od nnd society much of our lives must be devoted to foundation laying and seed plnntlng for the benefit of those to come after us. Tlie text Is John Iv, ,TT, "Ono sow efli, and another reapcth." Chris Is here describing a group of workmen going fortli to their labors. Karh laborer carries upon his arm a bag full of seed. They fill their hands with fhe seeds and begin to scatter them far and wide. Finally one of these laborers turns and says to Christ: "Why, Jesus, for what am I plnntlng these seeds? I will never live long enough to gnther the harvests In this world." "No," answers Christ, "I know It. Hut the .coming generations will gather the harvests of your seed plant ing. As your ancestors planted seeds from which you are today gathering harvests, so you must plant seeds that your children and children's children may gnther their harvests." In other words, the great lesson of this text Is that "we ourselves may die aiiT be for gotten, but our works shall live on, nnd other men mny get the credit of tho work." Cote, let me read to you the text in full: "And herein Is that say ing true, one man sowoth, and another reapeth." livery generation builds upon tho tombs nnd the catacombs of previous generations. Th's fact Is emphatically true In bolh the scientific and the in dustrial world. It Is true of the houses In which we live, and the railroad trains and steamboats In which wu travel, and the food that we eat, and the clothing that we wear, and the electric lights by which we see, and the books , that we read. It Is true In almost all j the Industrial developments of life. It is also true that the men who made , these Industrial developments pos-ible themselves, as a rule, got very little reward out of their Inventions or im provements. Franklin's Quostlon. When Henjamln Franklin was mak ing his electrical Investigations, people used to laugh at him. One day he pro duced the proof that lightning and electricity are Identical. Then the peo ple again began to sneer and say, "Well, even If that is true, what is the good of the discovery?" "What Is tho use of a child?" answered Franklin. "It may yet become a man. This truth Is now only in its infancy. You can not foresee how it may be applied and into what power It mny yet be devel oped." Did not the "child of electrici ty" grow Into amazing strength? Long after the sae of Philadelphia wasja ,)ertv un(.ons!,.OUS,r foBi,t as buried Gal van! and Volta and Oersted m,ch fm: me,.eau iud'ependence as and Joseph Henry and Faraday and tntv ,,,a for u,(jll. KllRlisn rjsh,fl. Kir Humphry Davy and Gramme and Washington un(1 Samuel Adams and Morse and EiIImui nnd Cyrus Field got , 3(.orFon mi Patrick Henry would to work, and with this far reaching, no, h.,v( b,lfn ,,osslblp unles, those truth discovered by Henjamin Franklin .lots ()f hPV0 rollturies ago had as a basis they developed power to ,irf,t (l:ire(1 t0 ohMIenBo the doctrine of run our street railways, and power to tl)p dvnp rlght r kin;S- Do sup. turn the wheels of factories, and pow- thm wo1(1 ,,vr hav ,)(lfu a er with which to scatter the darkness constltmlou ot ,he Unito(l states un of the night, and power with which to j ,eSf, thero ba(1 llrHt 1)pen nannoch. cnn.i n,i,- meca'ierau , inii.it- ! m cult 1 Could Henjamln Franklin awaken now from his grave truly he would not rec ognize the face of ills "child of electric ity." no planted the seed of electrical development, but others have garnered the harvests. "One man sowoth, and' another reapeth." Many years ago a poor Yale student1 who had a tendency to consumption was living in South Carolina In tho1 home of the widow of General Nathan-; nel Greene. While there he met some; southern planters who were nemoaniiiff the fact that the chief profit of the cot ton industry was lost because no ma chine had yet been Invented vchlch could separate the cotton seeds from the cotton. Young Ell Whitney, for that was the Yale student's name, went to work and labored on month In and month out. Ho perfected tho cotton gin, but before he could get a patent upon the Invention tho barn In which he had his workshop was broken open, and the machine was stolen, nnd ills Ideas were patented by other men. Ell Whitney, the man who lias made mil lions of dollars for the south, the man who has doubled and quadrupled and Infinitely Increased the earning ca pacity of the southern plantations poor Eli Whitney himself never got a dollar from his cotton gins save the poor pit tance of $50,000 granted him by the legislature of South Carolina. Like Hobert Fulton with his steamboat, like Morso with his telegraph wires, like Watt with his steam engine, like George Stephenson with his locomotive, like It. A, Ilolden, the agronomist, and Burbank, -the wizard of flowers and vegetables, these men have been seed planters. They have made millions of dollars for other men; but, like Agassi, they have not had time to make money for themselves, "One man soweth, and another reapeth." One generation plants the needs of the industrial world, and another generation reaps th har vest. A Magnificent Heritage. Havo you ever stopped to think how magnificent Is the heritage In the Indus trial world you as a child fell heir to when you were born? Have you ever slopped to think cf all the well built roads and the railroad tracks and r11 the lighthouses and aqueducts and snnitnry (Tfvelopments which have come to jwu through your ancestors? How you have been served by the wise men nnd the greatest heroes of the worhll Child of tlie twentieth cen tury, how rich Is the heritage on which you iiaj-o entered! Men have though'' nnd studied and tolled, and you are on iylng the fruit of their labors. Do jou not realize that when John Giiton' berg Invented printing lie was Invent ing It for you, and that when Colum bus sailed across the seas he wbr dis covering America for you, and that when Cyrus W. Field stretched his ca hies he was laying them for you, nnd that when (inlllcl developed the tele Kcope he was developing It for you, and that when Isaac Newton discover ed the law of specific gravity he was discovering It for you 7 All these men were seed planters. Tliey were tho giants who in Id the foundation stones upon which the superstructures of our Industrial prosperity have been erect ed. They themselves re-reived 'very lit tle personal benefit out of their seed planting, but tliey made millions of dollars for other men. The next gen eration reaped the harvest of their seed plantlnr- "One man soweth, nnd another reapeth." This fact was powerfully Illustrated In he life of one of my friends. In rej Hlttsburg church there was a fam ily which for ijiMierations had produced bridge builders and contractors. The first member of that family who came to the western part of Pennsylvania was a contractor. His grandson, whom I knew well, was also a contractor. Some years ago thin grandson of the first pioneer had a contract to build over or reconstruct a railroad bridge. As lie dug down Into the foundations to relay some of the old stones, much to his surprise he found there a tool chest marked with Ills own Initials, "It. fi." That tool chest could have be longed to but ono person, and that his own grandfather, after whom he had been named. One of his grandfather's men had forgotten and left hl3 tools there when his grandfather built the original bridge. So when we begin to dig down Into the foundations of our modern Industrial prosperity wo al ways find that our modern Industrial life has been built out of the Inventions and tho dl.wrles of (he generations that are dead Mid gone. I.Ike the coral reef, we have been growing in a tem poral sense. Our industrial prosperi ties are built ""on the catacombs aud the tombs of our ancestors. These for mer generations may have received but little personal benefit from their feed planting. We have reaped the rich harvest. "One man sowoth, and an other reapeth." History of the Flag. What Is true of tho Industrial life is emphatically true of the political and the social life The flag under which we live nnd breathe and have our be ing was not designed entirely by a Hetsy Hoss. It was uot woven by tho fingers of a Martha Washington. That flag Is a onmb't ation (lac. It was dyed red on the blo.-.ly soli of many a hard fought bnttlelield. Us white stripes were cut from the tainted robes of many martyr-- Its manv stars repre sent the states added one by one to the great fam-'y. The men who fol lowed It when it was first unfurled and who made It glorious by love and sao r'fice reaped but little personnl ad vantage In this world, but these noble patriots were seed planters. The pres ent generation mid all coming genera tions will gather the plenteous harvest nf their sowlnt. Do you for one instant suppose that even there we are at the beginning? There would never have been a Decla ration of Arneri. an Independence un less there had Hr&t been a Magna Charts. Why. those stern faced, Iron fisted, unrelenting English barons who gathered about the "round table" at Huuiiymoile In l'Jl." and compelled King John to grant them their person burn or a Beverly Manor House? John Witherspoon was only a reincarnation of a Sir William Wallace. Miles Stan dish nnd Israel Putnam may have liv ed 200 or .'IHO years apart, but they were twin brothorr. Governor Carver nd Governor Bradford spoke in the Continental congress through the Hps of Tolm Mnm nmJ rraki,i. A man mav scem t() aiDi hlit llN slllrlt I)(,vpr u has its firt incarnation, then lt3 roi1K.ain,ion. nd then it lives In thousands of other lives, you see tho doctrine of psychical heredity display ed In these national crises far apart in time and place. It is made up of the combinations of thousands ami lens of thous-ands of heroic men who when they lived did not or could not dream of a country like that in which today we are living. These patriots In their own time received little per ianal benefit from their sacrifices. They were governmental seed planters. But the present generallon and all suc ceeding generations shall be the gath erers of the harvest which they sowed. "One man soweth, nnd another reap eth." Did Not Die In Vain. Many patriotic martyrs have died deaths nf Ignominy, but that does not prove that tliey lived and died lu vain. No. From the blood soaked planks of tlie Frencli guillotine lias been lifted the glorious Frencli republic. From the sacrifice of human life nt Valley Forge, Hunker Hill and other fields have been evolved tills mighty govern ment of (he I'nlted States today, un der whose constitution we now live. In Rome there sleeps the Immortal dust of one who has the following sad ivords for his epitaph: "This grave rontalns all that was mortal of a young English poet who on his deathbed, In the bitterness of his heart at the ma licious power of his enemies, desired that these words be engraved on his tombstone: 'Here lies one whose name was written In water.' " That Is tho grave of the immortal John Keats. Did John Keats iver die? No. As an Inspiration of his peri there have come forth two mighty poets who studied him Intently as their model, Itobert Browning and Alfred Tennyson, Ho lives. John Keats will always live In song. So there has been many n mar tyred patriot who thought he died nn abject failure. Hut out of the death and the patriotic sacrifice of these he roes of the past has been ovolved an Ideal of conduct for all patriots of this and other nations. These patriotic martyrs gained little or no personal benefit. They were the seed planters. The present generation and succeeding generations will continue to gather In their cumulative harvests. "One man Bowoth, and another reapeth," What Is true of the Industrial world and the political life Is true of the church and of our ecclesiastical and Bplrltual blessings. When tho tiro grate Is always full of coal and tho cupboard li always full of food and the wardrobe Is always full of clothes, most of us accept the luxuries of life its the ordinary commonplaces. Then we wonder why any person will grum ble nbnnt beln? cold or hungry. When we nro born under the dhadow of n church spire and nro baptized at the church altars and we are sent lo her Hunday schoalu and are Invited to sit nt her communion tallies, we nro very apt to believe that the (linrcli Is like an Indigenous plant that has n I ways been here and that always will be here. Now, my friends, I want to tell you that the church of the Lord Jesus Chrl't wrs never planted anywhere successfully unless It was first planted there In blond soaked soil. The plant ers of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ were the heroes who were nl ways looking for the harvests of the future and never living for their own personal benefit and reward. Great 'Sacrifices. Where did the American church come from? Did tiie first great explorers who came across tiie seas find the little white meeting houses In the center of every Indian village nnd planted upon every hilltop and doffed here and there over the broad prairies of the west? "Oh, no!" you say. "It was only by tho greatest, sacrifices of Marquette and Eliot and Hoger Williams and mis sionaries of such ilk that the church of Jesus Christ was ever planted upon American shores. Then after the churches wore established In the east the backwoods preachers like Pctei Cartwrlght aud Havens and the daring missionaries like Bishop Whipple led on their cohorts of cvnngelMs. Far ther and farther west tliey carried tlie cross, and farther and farther west they went until at last that cross reached tlie Pacific coast. Tlie Mora vians penetrated Into the snow and ico of the arctic with the news, nnd by and by Sheldon Jackson lifted the cross and carried it far north amid the Alaska snows. So. step by step, the brave missionaries havo struggled and starved and in many places have died consecrating with their bodies the land they had won." Vcs, the American church came as the results of the hum ble sacrifice of thousands of obscure ministers of whom the world knows nothing. Paul once asserted that In his work- he was surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. As we gather about our church altars today cannot we see the faces of the noble self sacrificing mis- blonnrleq who have made such a church service as this a possibility? Are they not standing above this pulpit today? An eyewitness once declared that the most beautiful part of all Father Tay lor's ministry was his Intense re.illzq tlon of Christ's presence. The things he would say and do tnlght have been Irreverent In nnother, but in Taylor they seemed only evidence of Christ's reality. Pitting ono Sunday at the Lord's table to administer the com munion, ho concealed the cup. Then In deeply solemn tone he said, "Children, I bring you a gift from Jesus, some thing to remind you of him." Then, his voice breaking, he said. "It Is the wine of the covenant, his own blood shed for you, and he bids me say, 'Drink ye all of It.' " And he brought forward tho cup, and, looking at It, he wept. Yes; nil the good we enjoy has come to us as that wine by sacrifice. They lived their lives of sacrifice to give us this gospel sanctuary. We are today gath ering in their ripened harvests. "One man soweth, nnd another reapeth." Humble Sowers. But we do not have to go alone into th. past centuiles to find tlie sowers. Ail those who have planted harvests for their fellow men are not to be found alone In the damp, dark cells of a Savonarola or a Huss. You remem ber well a seed planter who never wore a monk's cowl. Her face was wrinkled and her hair was white and her hands very thin when you last saw her. Her throne room was the nursery and the kitchen. Her realm was tho old home of your boyhood. The world at large never thought that she amount ed to much. She never had a !arj:e ' harvest. She was always sowing. She was sowing her life In the heart and brain of tills child and that child and the other child. She had a good sec ond In her sowing. That other sower was the husband who stood by her side. Indeed, ihey had so little that they always lived In a plain house and dressed in very plain clothes and ate very simple food and never went any where outside of their own little town. One day some years ago you began to be ashamed of their shabby clothes. The neighbors seemed to have so much better thau they, You sharply said- ".Mother, why don't you get a better dress? Why does not father move Into a better house?" You ro member Just how sho looked as she said: "Well, son, this dress Is warm enough, and I guess the old house will do for pa and me. We cannot afford much better clothes and give you chil dren all tho educntlon you ought to kave. We are willing for you children to gather the harvests of our life's work. We do not care so much what becomes of us If you boys only turn out well. We nre? sowers. Just humble sowers. You, my Fon, can reap, but your father and I will just keep on our rowing." And can you not say those two old folks sowed well? Is not the result of their seed planting being reaped today In rich harvests by you and your brothers and sisters? All you are and have are the fruit of that home hus bandry. Why did all your sisters and brothers turn out well? Shall these brothers and sisters get all the credit for the harvests they havo reaped? "No, no," you nnswer. "We are noth ing, We are merely the result of the seed planting of the two gospel sowers who lived and laliored for us children bnck In the old farmhouse." In heav en today they are getting the rewards for the harvests you nnd your brothers and sisters nre garnering. Your par ents were sowers, glorious and tri umphant sowers. You are gathering In their harvests. "One man soweth, and nnother reapeth." Now, uiy friends, as others have sowed for you, are you also sowing for your children? As the glorious meu and women of the past have been seed planters that you might gather their harvests, are you willing to be seed planters) that your friends and your loved ones and your children nnd jour children's children may gather the fruit? Iu other words, are you willing tp- so submerge your life In Christ's that you will find your Joy In the Joyn of others and your gospel tri umphs In their salvation, although on earth your name may never get the credit or be linked with the harvests of those whom you have blessed? Are you willing to be a sower for the Mas ter and, like him, to leave the fruit of your service and saciillce for others to reap? Have you learned tlie meaning of those words in which he compared himself to a corn of wheat which brings no fruit until It is cast Into tho ground and dies? Are you ready to give yourself to service or to sacrifice, lo lay down all for Jesus ( hrlst, who himself was a seed planter r.nd himself riled In order that you might live? Copyright, 1C07, by Louis Klopsch.J rawing For Houses. Houses nre In grent demand In Buck ingham, England, but owing to tlie high price of land and the taxes build ing operations are limited. Heeently half a dozen new houses were erected, utid the applicants received n circular from the agents, of which the follow ing Is a copy: "With reference to your application to become truant of one of the new houses, we beg to say that the number of applications wo have re ceived (all of which wo would readily comply with if wn had vacant houses for them) renders the task of selection so difficult that the owners have de cided that the 'lots' shall be drawn for. If, therefore, you wish to take part In till?, please attend at our office at 0 o'clock this evening or send a trust worthy person with written authority to draw for you. In the event of your being successful In the drnwlntr, no tenancy will he created until tho agreement has been signed." America as a Peace Factor. According to Andrew I). White, presi dent of tlie American delegation at the first Hague conference, It was literally the bushels of letters and cablegrams that were sent from America by indi viduals and societies at a critical mo ment when everything seemed dark that changed despair Into hope and ul timately had great weight In bringing forth The Hague court. If the I'nlted States ot America can cause tlie nest conference to create an international parliament In another decade or so the time will be ripe tn establish an Inter national executive. The Independent expresses the hope that then at last wo shall have Tennyson's dream of "The Parliament of Man, the Federation of the World." and for the first time since Die Prince of Peace walked on earth It will be possible to have "Peace on earth and good will toward men." Perched on an Iceberg, The extraordinary sight of a de serted ship firmly wedged on the crest of an Immense Iceberg has been wit nosed near the Falkland Islands. Cap tain Amaditljou of the French bark Emllle Calllne while on a voyage from London to Portland, Ore., ran Into a field of icebergs, and his ship, while groping her way Into open water, brought up against a berg carrying a large Iron bark, dismasted, but other wise Intact Where tho American Woman Excels The American woman is better read and usually far more cultured than the Englishwoman of the same class. She is a more agreeable companion, and she has a firm belief that she owes It to herself to make the most of her mental powers, and these qualities make homo life more attractive than many meals and much spring clean lug. Lady Henry Somerset In Cas sell's Magazine. A Burglar's Tool. A remarkable Instrument was found by the London police on a man who was arrested while examining the ex terlors of jewelers' shops In the east end. Its purpose is ts cut off tho tops of the holts holding down revolving shutters. Looking like a street door lock, it consists of a spanner and steel teeth. Worked by the spanner, these teetli cut through metal with the tit most ease. "Enfjllsh ae She. la Wrote." We publish tlie foilowiug communi cation, verbatim ct lltoratuui, which we have Junt received: Respected Sir I the undersigned, hum-'' blu and rcspactfully to beg to bring theso following- few lines to your benlsn mas nainlty consideration with a fervent and lolalo hop;; with meet In success. That I am a Compositor and I worked In many Strslts OtHce, at present I have lu unemploy, It teems very difficult to manage myeelf. So I therefore, kindly Crav to beteech your honor to take me In your control aj a Compoiltor In day or nlsht. Tho Poor Petltlonor awaiting for your honor' vuluable reply. For which act of Klnflnes3 I shall ever pray lontr life and pootporlty. I bag to remain, ltespcctod Blr, your most Obedi ent Servant, COMPOSITOH. Singapore Eastern Daily Mall. The Old Ao Problem. Frank T. Hullen writes from New Zealand: "Ot course you have heard nil about the old age pension system rut here, whichls now about to be ex tended to Australia. It Is hailed with IntenB satisfaction by all classes, who pride themsolvrs upon having solved a problem that has battled nil tha na tions. In Auckland is the Co.stley Homo For Aged People. Here, with their pensions, tho old folk can live most comfortably and do, having entire liberty to do what they please, Just as If they had retired upon a competency of their own earning, and, Indeed, thoy are led to regnrd tlie old nge pension h that very light." The Kitm nf Inncets, Simply because n bee has no ears on the sides of its head It Is no sign what ever that It Is wholly without some sort of nn auditory ncrvo. Tills is proved by the fact (hat grasshoppers, crickets, lociihts and files all have their ears situated In queer places under the wings, on the middle of the body and even on the sides of their lenrs. The common house fly does Its hear ing by means of some little rows of corpuscles which are situated on tho knobbed threads which occupy ttao placo which are taken up by the hind wings of other species of Insects. Tho garden slug or khelless snail has lbs organs of hearing situated on each side of lis neck, and the common grasshopper his them on each of Its broad, fiat thighs. Iu some of tlie smaller Insects they nre nt the bases of tho whips and In others ou tho bot tom of the feet. RF.COVLRKti There once u,v n man who i i.pii 'ied, Il.v n cold tn the lead lie was palnrd Each friend named a cure, Wlkch he said he'd try. sure Hilt rccoired because lie refra nerl Philadelphia Ledger. rrTt: or hmii.v tuinroiin, STATE OF VERMONT, District of fh t tend' n. To nil persons Interested In the estate of Emllv Whitininb, lute of H.irllru.' ion, in s.iiii iiistriei, tleceasid riltl.UTINO' At a Probate Court bnlden it Iinrlln. ton, vlthln and for the Dlttrlct of Chit tenden, en the Itii dtiv r.f Apr" 1907, an Instrument purport lug to t.o the Inst will nnd testament ei Km Whltcoinb. lnte of Hurline-ton . -i knld dlitrlit derensed, was piiv, ntnl in" i ouri mores. i in. ror prolific And It Is ordered by said court that the 27th dav of Anrll. I!i07 n tin Probate Couit rooms in said Ttur llngton, b' nsrlirned fo: nrnviM. eald Initrilmetit; and that notlM thereof be given to a'l nerson.i c.r.n- serned by publishing- this ordc threo weeks suecesslv. ly In the Ibirlington vice my ! ree rress, a iicwspnpei p-,b llshed at llurllngton. In said dl-tr, t, previous to the time nppolnted Therefore, you are herebv nnttfle.l to appear before said Court, at the t, i, nnn place titoresain, nnrt contest t n probat ii of stitd will. If you hale cause liiven unuer my hand at mir lnirton. in said district, this 4th da'- of April, MARC'ELLI'K A. RINTtltA r. aprl2A12w2t Judge :t.ti: or coit.vKi.rrs v. iiiioads IlK'll.MIIMI. We. the subscrlli-r.s. hnvlntr hn appointed by tho Honorable Y'r ih , Court for tho District of Cliittende commission!!) to receive, examine h- A adjust tn- claims nnd demands ,r persons against the estat" of c. .s 1' Hho.lds. late of I'.lchmomi. in -nd district deceased, and also hi ,n and demands exhibited in offs.-i ni to. and sIk months from tie c-i . tho date hereof beinf nttow. 1 i, Court for that purpose, we . . there fore hereby Klvo notice that we wl. attend to the duties of our appo'r' ment nt the late residence of t e re cedent, In Ulchmond, In s ild M?'r' on the first Satiirdajs of Mnv and n, toner, nnt. nt ID o'clock a. in , or each of Bnlrt dnyi. tinted tills Gth day day of April '907 V. C. NICHOLS. F F Kit K KM A V aprl2&4 2iv2t commissioner TATi; llll AMIIIUW .1. wn.Mitn, in iti.i(;rox. We. the subset Ihets. Iinvinc been pointed by tho Jlonornbln the I'rnha i nurt tor the UHtrtct of i'hi 1 1 ' rden commlsloners to rei .-ive. fiml?i' n 1 ndluM tlie claims and dnm.indc r ' persons airalliHt the estate ..f V.irw J Wlllard. late of llin lintri , , i district, deceased, and also .ill . la'n s and demands exhibited In offset the to, and six months from tit- d,iv ' the dife hereof belnc allow d b- ' . ' court for that purpose, wo do therefore hereby r;lve notic e that w . v l tend to thi duties of mir m.o t im- i ' at the office f the M..r h . t. Hack on Colleire street, in Hut I nt n said district, on tin last jj. t,.i i s f April and September, nevt nt il nt a m, mi e.K a nf said d.ivs Dated this lt day .f April W C ISIIAM. KIIKH S PHASE 4ft.ivT,t i ommlssii-n-rs JOII.V V. AMI .1IltV STUVnXS'S r.sTATi:. STATE OK VERMONT, District of "hit trfiden, 6.1, The Honorable, the Probate Court for the district of Chittenden. To all persons Interested in tha estate of .lohn V. and Marx- S'-wr.s. late of Huntington, deceased GREET INC, Whereas, application hath been mad to tills court In wrltini,-, by tho admin istrator of the estate of ,ohn er i Mary Stevens, Into of Ituntlngt"' i said district. praylnu for llceusn and authority to sell ti wl o'e of real nnd t'ersonal i state r.f said deceased, representing to said Court, that It would be benellcal " the heirs and all poisons interested In the estate of h.ild deceased, 'o S'll the whole of the real estate of s tid deceased, and convert the same into money And brliifrlnir Inlo-Court the consent and nppiobatlon In writing, of all tho heirs to said estate reMdlntr i i th s State, and settlntr forth tlie sinmMn of tlie real estate. Whereupon, the said Court appr.intei and as-ilifpril the Huh d.i- ' r' 1H07 in th" Probate c.n ri t In tuid district, to hear a'il If ,1 upon suld application and petition and ordered public notice t reo' to be Kiven to all persons interested thou lu, by publishing said order t Bether with the time and place -.f hearing, lllleo Weeks suice-.-1 v ey In tile E'.riM'.iflij l Wrek'.i Kr- P'-ess a newspaper which clrcnlut.'s ,n tho neighborhood ii thc&e '-:"Ph .1 er ested In nald est.ite, all w .i. m puv I lea t ions shall be previous t" :he lay assigned for ho.irlnar. Therefore, vo'i nre hereby t-offled to nppe'i c heron ha Id court, at Diet tnf " place assigned, then nnd th. r.. In said Court, to make your objections t tbe prati'lnt? of such license, If ym, s e cause. Given under my hand at the Pro. ite Court rooms, tin-- 29th da e ' Ml" i 1 907. M.H( IXI.L S A. BIMillVM J 0 . 3 1 J-:c .11 I. IV .1. HACOVs it in;, STATE OF VERMONT. Dlstr t of Chit tenden. To all persons Interested Ir. tho c tat.- of Julia J H.icon, ' c "f Hjr lluuton, lu suld district, de awed ore :ting At a Probat"? Court, hidden i.t Hjf HiiRton, within ana for the District f Chittenden, on tlu 3td d.i 'f r 1 S 07. an Insltument purporting? ''' the last will nnd testament of J il i .1. Uncon, late of Hurling!' ' said district deceased, wjis presents, to the court aforesaid, for i ro'.at. Ard It Is ordered by said c . i . t that th 20th day of April. 1007. at tho Pr bate Court rooms In said Hurllnnton b-t a3lfined for prmlng: haul Instrument, and that notice thereof be sn en all persons concerned, by p ibl'sh r f this order three weeks ni'co-sli v 1 i the Hurllngtnn Week'y Kree Press, a liHUspuper published at Hu lltiB'on, previous to tile lime, appuln'ed Tiietefore, you nro hireby notified to appear before said court, at U t mo and place aforesaid. ;.nd onf. st tha probato of said will, If yoj havo cms- Given under my hand at HurHnKUn, in said district, tills 3rd day of Ann', lSiOT. MAHCELLFfi A. BINGHAM 40,'3t Jldne KM UH WITH II. ('tl.VKHT'S KSTVI'R. STATE OF VERMONT, District of Chittenden. The Honorable, the Probate Court for the Dibtrlct of Chittenden. To all persons Interested In the estate of Emurette li Calvert, late ..f j. hes tur, deceuhf-d, GREETING: Whereas, application hath been madu to this court in wrltliiff, by the admin istratrix of the eut.ite of Eiuerette li. Culvert, prailntr for license a d nithnr Ity to sell the wlioln of too real estate of said deceased, representfnir to said Court, that It would bo benenclat to the heirs and all perhons Interested In fho estate of hald deceased, to sell the whole of the real estato of said dn ceaBed, and convert tho same Into moimy. And bringing Into Court the consent and approbation in writing, of nil the heirs to said estate residing In this .State, and hettlui; forth too situation of the. real estate. Whereupon, the said Court nppolnted .mil assigned the ISth dn i f April, 1907, at the Probate Court rooms, In suld district, to hear uud decide upon tiabl application and petition, and ordored public notion thereof to bo given to nil persons Inteiested therein, bv publishing suld order, together with tho tlmu and pUce of hearing, thrr weeks siieeesslv ly lu the HurlliiKton Weekly Free Press, t r.ewsiwiper which circulates In the neigh borhood of those persons Interested In said estate, all which publications Mull bo previous to tho d.iy assluned for hear- 1117. Therefore, you are hersby notified to sppear before raid court at the time and place asilined then and thero In Bald court, to make your objection to the Krantlng of such license. If you sea cause. aiven under my hand, at the Probti Court rooms Hi's ;sth da t' M n i 1S07 MARC HLLl S A HIN'GIIAM, 40,w3t Judse.