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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.
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.),
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.
(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.
(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.
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! '
"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
, 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
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
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
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
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.
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
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,
aprl2A12w2t Judge
:t.ti: or coit.vKi.rrs v. iiiioads
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
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
4ft.ivT,t i ommlssii-n-rs
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
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
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
Given under my hand at the Pro. ite
Court rooms, tin-- 29th da e ' Ml" i
1 907.
J 0 . 3 1 J-:c
.11 I. IV .1. HACOVs it in;,
STATE OF VERMONT. Dlstr t of Chit
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',
40,'3t Jldne
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,
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
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-
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
40,w3t Judse.

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