Newspaper Page Text
RLIiNGTOiN FREE PRESS: THURSDAY, APRIL 2.5, 1907.
11 a little." Judge riko recovered his voice. "He'll set a warm welcome," bo prom Isod htuklly, "If lio sets foot on uiy premises !" "You mean you prefur 1 shouldn't receive him litre?" She nodded pleas antly. "Then ccrtaluly I shall not. Such thing nrc much better for offices; you aro quite right." She swept light ly and quickly to the door, where she paused, gathering her skirts. "I shall not detain you another Instnut! And If Mr. Louden comes this nftcrnoon I'll remember. I'll not let him come In, of course. It will be perhaps pleas- enter to talk over my proposition as we walk!" There was a very faint, spicy odor, like wild roses and cinnamon, left In the room where Martin Pike stood nlone, staring whltely lit tins open dosr way. (TO 1113 CONTINUED.) BIMPLIFIED SPELLERS, a Image Sermon By Rev. Frank De Witt Tslmatfe, D.D. Itteptirt of One of Their Hrcrnt Meet- InEi. (From the New York Sun.) Twerty-two men nnii soven women pat )n the east room nt Waldorf-Astoria, (kindness of A Carnegie. 1 They were all IHnipIo spellers. Professor Lniindsbury -if IYni. t n ris ty. New Haven, Conn., pr lded A stenographer (kindness of A. Irarnegle) s'enngged. The sllenco was Ibrokni m'y hy speeches. Kvn now and then a pagv brought In In card for Dr David Starr Jorodn. Occa unna'ly Profesor Lounsbury yawned cavern ously tn the back row an elderly man e'nsod v s eye? and slumbered. From time to t me Prof. Calvin Thomas of C.v lumMa made a motion. Brander Mat thews stayed away There was an ntmos- Iphftr of gi.iom. It may have been rcslg-natlon. The discussion of the afternoon was Inbout the list of 3fV victims prepared by Ith Philological Society of England and I the American Philological association. PUy for some of the unfortunates named In the 1st appeared to have touched the n'.-is's of i vera! of the terrorist brand, lend they nude appeals for their favorite, Imen'lor'rK some good trait of the ac cused, some k'nd deed done, some llttla act of pftarity or thought fulness. A thoughtful person of lawyer-like mien vas 'n the La 11 outside the room where the fate o' the Sooo w.i being discussed. He was In the art of sending In a card to Dr. David Starr Jordan. Everybody fore prays and petitions -" "Dr Jordan says " Interrupted the page return'ng 'that he will be out Jiim as jnon as he ilr.ds out the phonetic differ- rnt atton between pY and 'f. " "In that rrn-r " said the lawyer-like per son, ' I wll' he going. I shall recommend my e'lent to appeal to the brutal con- fins ' card of tl,e appeal, fervent though fruitless, that Dr Jordan made for the of poor "t-irough." and now that he aas established a reputation for klnd- Teartednrss. everybody who has a friend narked for slaughter by the simple spell ers endeavors to Interest the president of .eland Stanford t'nlverslty in his belief. It was so with the tall, lawyor-llkc person. 'I represent an anxious adjective," he bald, "by the name of "wholesome." A rumor is afloat that there Is a move on loot to cut off his 'w.' I have left my pllent downstairs at the bar. where ho Is trying to brace hlstlf up with a little of thp booze recommended by the board - whisky,' not 'Whiskey.' My client fee.'s that without his 'w' Ilfo would never be lie same again. He has worn that '' no that ho would be lonesome without It, find, moreover, few of his old friends vnuld recognize him without It, He therc- f tabulary " Inside the Jury room Henry Holt was Considering the appeals for mercy that had been banded up by friends of many In the 'if) sei cted martyrs. In fact, ho i-as supplement ng them. Ho said somo f the condemned had lived comparatively ilameless lives and that there wcro a lot if words that were far moro disreputable Ihan they were. Judged by any standard conduct It looked to him, too, as If Iavnrlt'sm had been shown In the selec lon of victims. There were too many kxcept ons and it Is exceptions, ho said, 'that make our lists scoffed at by the un- bdly " All tho s-ime. Mr. Holt was far from Ibnndoning the conspirators. What he Los Angeles, Cal April ".l.-Wlth tho opening sprlns tho preacher re turns to the book of nature and finds n Rospol lesson In the wonders of the nwakculng Insect world. Tho test Is Proverbs xxx, 27, "The locusta hnvo no king, yet go they forth all of thorn by bands." Tho moro I study tho Bible In con nection with the revelations which science has given to us In the natural world the moro wonderful nnd marvel ous the omnipotence nnd omnipresence of God appear to me. There are Fome people who never study the goodness and mercy of God outside of the leaves of the holy book. When you begin to talk to them nbout the wonders of God In nature, they reply, "Why don't you preach the old gospel Instead of talk inn nbout tadpoles nnd snakes nnd bugs nnd beetles and such stuff?" The reason I talk so much nbout nature, H,' friend, is because I And the char acter of God revealed there and tho gospel preached there, and I am sus tnlned by the cxmple of tho Bible It self, which Is full of such sermonlc themes. I have also the authority of the wisest of mew, who hld us watch the conies building their bouses In the rocks, and tho ants providing food for the winter's storm, and tho spider swinging her silken hnmmocks In the king's palaces, and the locusts march ing forth to their conquests in great band3. It is amazing how much our love and reverence for God will grow if we only study closely the marvelous conforma tions and habits of the lowest nnd roost despised of his creatures. If wo do not see God In tho naturalworld, then It is because we have eyes that arc blind, nnd It Is about time we scattered the darkness of Ignorance by lotting in the light of investigation and study. When a now student entered one of Professor Agassiz's classes, the great teacher of natural Bcience would place before hint the skeleton of an ordinary fish like the black bass. "Study that." would be his first command, "and then come and tell mo what you see." The student in amazement would sit down and look nt those dried bones for a little while, and then he would go to the professor's desk and say: "Why, teacher, I see the skeleton of a fish. That is nil." Then tho professor would show him how the fish's skeleton Is joined together by ouo big backboue, like the skeleton of man; how the fHh's tall and his fins are used by the fish as man's bunds and feet are used when ho swims; how the fish has a series of spines above and be neath It to keep it In a perpendicular posltiou. so It can cut Its way through the water. The professor would point out that the head of the fish Is made of strong bony substance, like tho Iron prow of a boat. There the strength of the fish must be very great. Thus tho now student learned how the bono-) were fitted together and how the jaws were set for catching the prey. After ho bad spoken thus for a long tlmo Professor Agnssiz would say: "My son, never say again that a bone is simply a bone. When you study a bone, you must notice how It joins with other bones and learn what Is the purpose of that bone. Now you are ready to be gin your scientific studies as one of my students." Thus, in my text, Solomon bids us study the locust, that marvel ous little Insect whose ravage4! are the dread of the farmer. Ho would have us observe how It Is constructed, how It Is adapted for the work it has to do and how it co-operates with its fellows, like a soldier In an jirniy. This open ing spring season is an appropriate anted was a new list of .1,000. There, time for following Solomon's advice re many things in that old list th it j nmi considering "the locusts, who have vent far to tri' what the compilers of Ihat list would make him call his stomach. 'onspirator Holt wasn't actuated by any I or lings of pity in the stand he took. Far rom 't. Hut there were a lost of words hat had done things to him and he want- Id 'o use bis pull to have 'cm put on tho Inassacre list. He was so displeased that some of his Ityniologlcal enemies had escaped a pla.ee In the original list of 3,W""l that he called Ihat Ust "an awful botch" right out in neetmg. Conspirator Holt warned his fellow plot- lers to beware of typewriters. He had I'lld his to apply the rule, about words Indlng 'n Vd," ard the next day they polled "retraced" as if it wore "retract." t appeared that typewriters Ijatl no Judtr- Inent Mr Holt moved that the meeting reenm- Iiend to the simplified board, that a enm littee of three b named to revise tint I oath list of 3,or nnd submit It for the pproval of the philologists who had made Ihat "awful botch" of which ho eom- 'iifd Tho motion was passed. Dr William T I innis taikod n spell ihout Ipr tg and memory tests and said t.ut Itr Holt was a whoelhorsc on the word- "agon, the Infii-enco being that Old Hois llJitt'ifws was a leader. Dr. Harris added mat Mr Holt ought to be named on that laughter committee. I Mr Holt made some reply which tho Importer missed, because Just at that mo- licnt a page came In with a card for Dr. Ionian. Tho reporter was nlsu absorbed contemplating tho cloud of witnessing ptilsker that were in attendance and In l-ondrring what could be tho connection Irtneen simple spelling and complicated la r This speculation was Interrupted by he reading of a very exacting paper hy 3r Rudolf Tombo on "The Simplification If Dennan Spelling." The slmpllflers gavo Rio closest attention while It was read by 'tie. The meeting ended as a page, came In Hth a card for Dr Jordan. Downstairs In the barroom tho Anxious kdjectlvn was found so full of "whiskey" laat ho didn't appear to caro whether he list "w" or not, ItHFLECTION OF A BACHEIjOH. The average, woman will ko without a Iquare meal to rldo In a cab. A girl fccoms to thing being engaged la io as to bo like people In a novel Some people want to he on a Jury so as lo get the testimony that Is not printable, A woman can't help being Interested In man who has been divorced without her knowing the real reason why. When a man does well In business his rife thinks It's because ho gets such knoil meals at homo and probably she. Is light. Now York Press, no king, but who go forth in bauds." The Helplees Lscuct, In the first place, when I began to t-tudy tho little creature of rny text I was surprised to find out what an in blgnillcnnt Insect It was individually. God Aeems to have given it no means of self protection. It lias no rapier with whidi to stab like the hornet, no sting like the bee, no cruel beak like the hawk, no deadly claw llku the tiger, no deadly poison like tho taran tula or the snake, no viselike jaw, as has the alligator, and no powerful wing llko tho wing of -.he albatross. It Is so helpless ns an Individual that the smallest kind of lutects can attack It with Impunity. It Is tho prey of In numerable destroyers. Wherever the swarms of locusts go. there fly great flocks of greedy birds feeding upon them. When the locusts are In the egg or the larvao state, they are destroyed by the millions, yet those seemingly helpless Insects have been the most feared of all the lusects of the world. No plague of Kgypt struck moro terror to the hearts of Pharaoh and his sub jects than tills plague of clawless, bak less, polsonless, stlngless locusts, but when this thought dawned upon me I said, "Is it not a fact that the men and the women In this world who have ac complished most for God have carried no antlers, whoso jaws concealed no poisonous fang, whoso Mougue never gave a rapier thrust and whose hand was never the murderous claw of tlto wild beastV" Hut thero Is another fact to which I want to draw your attention In refer ence to these insignificant Insects Thoy are Insignificant as to th strength of their bodies. It seems as though the span of their Ufa is ns a broath. Hardly are they hatched and their wings grown than, like a moth flying about in a candlelight, their lives svom to bo snuffed out In a day nnd yet tho brevity of the locust's lifo does cot startle me, for I find that some of tho greatest men have been the shortest lived men, Soon after Percy Shelley was drowu ed In tho bay of Spezla his widow Mary Shelley, wrote these beautiful words: "Shelley, my beloved, this yer has a new name from any thou know' est. When upriug arrives, leaves that you never saw will shadow tho ground and flowers, you never beheld will star It, a'nd tho grass will bo of another which makea tho earth bold In her ago nnd proud of what has been," But, though Percy Shelley climbed to tho highest pinnacle of fame, like John Keats, and Arthur Henry Hallam, and Itaphacl, and Hobertson, and Alexan der, nnd hosts of others of the world's greatest leaders, he died before middle life had been reached. You cannot Judge n man's usefulness by the nu merical list of his earthly days. Rome of the world's greatest benefactors have been men who died before the silver hair was fringing their fore heads or before their youth hod waned. Brevity of Life. But the Insignificance of the locust's Intellect Is even more startling than the brevity of Its physical life. Those locusts seem to be like the camels among the beasts and like the turkeys among the birds. They seem to be tho stupidest of all Insects. They seem to have no law of organization. They seem to have no skill in hive building, like tho ant. They do not have the genius of the bee or the Ingenuity of tho beaver building his dam or the fox or the spider or the swnliow. Pr. Hen ry McCook, the great authority on the ant nnd the spider, tells us that for hours he has lain down by an nut hlv to study tho wonderful Intelligence of these insects, But the locust does not have the Intelligence of an ant, I.Ike the tortoise, which has been known to live nnd to walk for six months after Its brain has been extracted, the locust seems to hnvo but little Intelligence, but this llftlo intelligence used in a cer tain way has made Its approach the terror of the beasts of the fields, the birds of the air and of man In his for tified castle. Now, after wo have studied the Insig nificance of the locust as an Individual let us try to ascertain wherein lies the strength of his power. In the first place, the greatest strength of the lo cust lies not In her Individual self, but In her fertility or the numbers of her descendants. It has been mathematic ally calculated that If the unrestricted Increase of a common pair of gypsy moths were allowed by nature to -;row In eight years there would bo alive enough of their caterpillars to destroy the entire vegetation of the T'nited States. But even those caterpillars of the gypsy moth are not so numerous as thore ot tho common locust. Earth Alivs With Them. In 1S45 a considerable number of these insects visited the Lebanon re gion In Syria and remained there only a few days, Just long enough to de posit their eggs and then dlvappoar. In about six months those egg-) were hatched. A short time afterward those small locusts started up the mountain sides. The whole earth seemed to bo olive with them. -From one hntchlng there seemed to be millions and bll Hons of them. They rolled on like tho movements of an augmented river. Then, when the reader realizes that this multitude of locusts was but the result of one hatching and that tho same swarms of locusts not only de posited their eggs once, but many times during a year, he can to some extent realize the prolific and forml dable power of these dreaded pests. Each female locust Is supposed to lay about eighty eggs at a time. Nearly all their eggs nro fertile. Thus It Is possible for a female locust to have thousands and tens of thousands of descendants in n single year. This amazing power of multiplication stag gers the imagination, but it Is only the rapidity of it that makes It so wonder ful. Tho Increase from year to year In tho world's human population Is ns won derful Man is here exerting his In fluence on his generation. What will bn his Influence In the next generation through his children? We do not re alize tho past so clearly looking for ward as we do looking backward. You had two parents. You had four grand parents and eight great-grandparents. You had sixteen great-great-grandparents and thirty-two great-grcat-grcat-grandparents. And if you truce your ancestors back to the time of William the Conqueror, or nbout 000 years, you hau SOO.OOO different ancestors. And of ull your ancestors there la not one whoso influence Is not being felt to greater or less extent in your life to day. Lot me Illustrate this fuct In another way even more startling. Wil liam Bradford of Plymouth colony died In 10.17, or about 2,"i0 years ago. William Bradford had only three chil dren, who lived to grow up and be married and have children of their own. rneir names were William, Mary nnd Joseph. And yet there are living today in America over 5,000 di rect descendants of William Bradford. Oh, do not tell me that my greatest gospel work is now in my children's lives! I tell thee if I can win them for God, and they, In turn, will win their children for God, within a few generations I will Influence for God directly or Indirectly more people than nro today living in tho state of Cali fornia. There never wan n truer state ment made than "The hand that rocka the cradle Is tho hand that rules tho world." Not Hermits. But there Is another fact to which I want to call your attention besides the fecundity of tho locusts, It Is to their gregarious habits. These seemingly In significant Insects are not hermits. Thoy do not live alone or travel alone. Thoy bury their eggs side by side. The youug are hatched out together. They llvo together. They feed together. They travel together. And as a result they aro not only feared on account of their numbers, but they are especially feared because these swanni of mov ing locusts can never be split up and separated from each other, Sdlomon, tho Inspired naturalist, wrote that, though the locusts have no king, thoy go forth In bnnds. If tho locusts did not associate together In such great numbers, the damage they might lu fllct would not be seriously felt. It would be here a little and there a little. But when thov unitedly move along and nttack n garden or a valley or a forest they literally kill and devour everything lu sight. Why cannot tho Christian reformers of this world learn mighty lesson today from the gre garious Insignificant locusts? Tho forces of evil make no such mis tnko as do tho children of God. Tho saloon never tights the saloon as tho church fights the church. There arc enough advocates of temperance re form In the church today to sweep the wino sellers out of existence. What then Is tho trouble? One-half of those tcniperanco advocates belong to one political party and half to nnother, and thus their Influence at the ballot box is absolutely nullified. There are enough Christians today lu the land to purify every city, morally as welt as spiritually. But what Is the dlfllculty? The church of one denomination will try to undermine tho church of another denomination, and thevre Is a common tendency to place sectarian creed high er than tho gospel of the cross. The church members act just as though one half of locust's swarm were to go to work and tight the other half of the swarm until they exterminated each other while the rich harvest fields were lying near at hand, full with ripened grain, ready to satisfy even their rapacious hunger. Oh. that today the Christian men, the disciples of Je sus, could drop all their personal dif ferences and work side by side for the glory and the eternal triumph of Jesus Christ! A Unit For Christ. What makes Kngland the greatest factor of the world In International politics? It Is this: The Kugllsh peo ple always tut as a unit In a foreign movement, motion itrltlsh subjects mav have their home differences, as the members of a family criticise each other at their own firesides, yet when it comes to a foreign policy the world knows that all Britishers will stand shoulder to shoulder to support their king, no matter what their personal differences may be, even as the locusts In unison will swarm to attack a dense forest. May all the disciples of Christ learn to net as a unit for Christ! The most Impressive power Is tho cumula tive Influence of overwhelming num bers. Internal differences mean fric tion. Friction brings exhaustion. Ex haustion Is the forerunner of death. All that Satan wants Is to have one half of the good Christian men of tho world tight the other half of the pood men of the world for tho glory of God, nnd then there will be no need for Sa tan to wage a battle. But there Is one more thought that 1 have about the Insignificant Insects of my text, and then I am done. After the locusts have once taken up the line of inarch or of flight they can nev er bo headed uwny from their straight course. When in a midnight tempest the great herd of cattle upon a west em prairie take fright and, mad with bitter fear, stampede, the cowboy may ride to tho head of the herd and turn the leaders and get them moving In a circle, but the iorusH In their fll'thl can never be headed off from moving In a straight line, l'lres may be built, ditches may tie dug. hut they will march on or fly on until with their dead bodies they smother out the flames and till up the ditches. Then over the corpses of their dead com rades the rest of the swarm will keep steadily on In their course. Even the sea Itself cannot stop them In their onward urogresx. Pr. W. II. Thomson In his book called "Brain nnd Personality" t coords this wonderful fact: "While I was sojourning In Syria I heard that the whole country round Mount T.ebanr i was dismayed by the news that a vast army of marching lo custs was coming from the eastern desert. Tho governor of the district ordered out a regiment of soldiers to nld the people to construct n great rampart of bnrMies to be set on lire as the locusts came up to It, hoping thus to save the gardens of Beirut. When they raked the prepared heaps of brush and these wore set on lire, the locusN marched on without pausing until In a brief time they put the fires entirely out. As the sea was not far off. 0-erybndy hoped that thoy would take to surf bathing. When the van guard reached' the waves, like oil true, good locusts, in they hopped till the billows t'eemed to roll only grasshop pers. Nor did the '.cone end until the last of the rear guard, faithful o the great law of his being, had skipped over the heads of ls dead comrades to make his last leap Into the blue wa ters of the .Mediterranean." Oh, that we might all have the perseverance of the locusts! AfU-v Gud has once map ped out our line of march mny wo go on and on, no matter whether we live or die; wuy we still move on and on! Concert of Action. Tho trouble with most of our reli gious lives is that we do not act In con cert. That Is the first dlfllculty. Tho second Is even more disastrous. We do not fight continuously and unrelent ingly for the right. Our gospel move ments for the most part nro spasmodic. We are like a fiiky colt trying to draw n load. We make a plunge now; we mnke a plunge again. But we not slowly nnd surely tighten the traces aud then keep steadily on pulling in the straight line. When the locust once maps out his line of march, he never swerves one Inch from the straight line. So may we first find out what our straight line of duty 1, then slowly, surely and unswervingly go ahead, toeing that lino, no matter what may happen to us personally. Let us do for God what the locust does In llv Ing up to his small Intelligence. And cannot wo afford to follow tho leadings of our God? Will he not dl rect us aright nnd cure for us? Is not his power Infinite? Cannot he triumph over even tho power of the destroying locusts? Some years ago the harvests of one of our large western states were nbout to be destroyed by the annual visitation of this awful locust scourgo. Year after year these locust3 had come and doposited their eggs, aud it seem ed each year as though the farmer must desert his fields or starve. At that time there sat n Christian gentle man in the gubernatorial chair. He saw tho almost certain financial de struction which was threatening his people. So lis sent forth u proclama tion that all Christians should gather lu the different churches on a certain day and pray that God would save them. .for they were helpless before tho locust plague. The day came. The whole state was In prayer. The procla mation was sent forth In the spring of the yenr. Nitw, what was the result of that day of fasting and prayer? For a few days after tlio day of prayer the sun shono warm and blight. It was as hot a sun as that felt dur Jng any July harvest. The locust eggs were hatched out by tho billions and trillions. The very dust of the road seemed to be alive with moving life. Then God placed his hand over the sun. A blizzard camo whistling down from the far north. Tho biting cold made It necessary to start a fire In ev ery stove. Within twenty-four hours the prayer of the pleading Christians were answered. The locusts were frozen to death. Man tnoy stand help less before an nrmy of advancing, de stroying locusts, hut God's power is Infinite. God's power Is above every other power, even that of tho locust. Copyright, 1M7, by I,oul Klopsch. He Knows Our Men. "Paul Bourget, the Trench novelist," said a magazine editor, "thinks he un derstands American women. He Is con tinually writing essays about them. Were I a woman these esoys would make mo mad. But Bourget does un derstand American men pretty well. Once nt a dinner that Itlcliard Harding Pavls gave lu his honor Bourget hand ed to our men a singularly large and acrid lemon. He said that we nre too lax nnd boorish toward our wives. He sold we often treated n pretty yellow haired typewriter girl hired yesterday with more gentleness and courtesy than we gave to wives of twenty or thirty years' standing. He Instanced tho case of a man who sat reading the evening paper one night, a cigar in his mouth and his feet on the sofn. " 'Parting,' said his wife, 'do you love me?' " 'Yes,' ho answered without looking up. " 'As much ns ever?' "'Sure,' said the man as he struck a match and relighted his cigar. " 'Why?' tho woman pursued tenderly. " 'Oh, I don't know, said he. 'Habit, I suppose.' "Exchange. famous i;:tj thiftg. Ups and Downs of Geronitno, There nre many men In the west who would dearly love to have a pot shot at Geronlmo, men whose kinsfolk died in torture in the light of their blazing homes somo thirty odd years ago. And it was Impossible for the thousands who have seen him lu recent years at St. Louis or Buffalo or with a "wild west" show to realize these facts, as collected by the Society of Pioneers of Arizona: "Seventy-six white men, women and children were killed by Geronimo in his hist raid. It is said that In the years 1SC9 and 1S70 170 persons wero murdered by his band of Apache, and, according to a record kept by Herman Ehrenborgor, n civil nnd mining engi neer, i'2T person's, at that time one-half the American population of Arizona, fell victims to tho scalping knives of Geronlmo's braves between lSfiG and 1T.2." Now his talents are turned toward making money by selling bows and ar rows and posing for artists. Outing Magazine. r.STTl! OF Itr.lll'.C A IHNTIMiTON, MVIJHT, Kipling at a Luncheon. At n tea the other day, says the New York Sun, a woman heard the follow ing remarks made about her favorite atithor. She turned to listen, amazed by the eccentricities of conduct nar rated. 'Yes, you know," tho hostess was saying, "Kipling came in and behaved so strangely! At luncheon he sudden ly sprang up and wouldn't let the wait ress come near the table. Every time that she tried to come near ho would jump at her. "He made a dive for the cake, which was on tho lower shelf of the side board, and took It Into the parlor to eat it. He got the crumbs all over the sofa and the beautiful rug. "When he had finished his cake ho simply sat and glared at us." Tho visitor finally could not control herself nnd asked, "Excuse me, but aro you speaking of Rudynrd Kipling?" "Hudyard Kipling?" echoed the host ess. "Oh, no; Kipling Is our dog!" Odd Names of Sailors. When the crew of the timber laden vessel from Nova Scotln were lined up at Liverpr' in order that they might "declare" i.efore the customs officer, one man gave bis name ns Washington Senfoam nnd another as Salvation Army. Thinking the men were Joking, tho otllcer appealed to the captain, who confirmed the accuracy of the names. Birmingham Post. "The Invalid Crawl." Alas, somebody in England wit! nothing Uettor to do has Invented i new walk, and It is being taken uj here. At the start of practice a gli must tie weights to the bottom of ho skirt. In walking she must appear t be so weary that she scarcely can drai one foot after another. Her step must be long and creepy, without th slightest hint of energy. Thus walk Queen Alexandra, who adds a sllgh limp, ns she has been lame since In fancy. It Is hinted the languid move ments were designed to hide that de feet. Gowns must be of stuff tha gives a clinging effect. Then tho slow long step, witli a bending of the neel at every stride, will be the most effec tlve. Philadelphia Telegraph. Werthelmer Robbery In London Ro callo Several Similar Crimes. Tho recent burglary in Loudon when by Charles Werthelmer lost two ulino. t priceless sewn of art recalls to London Tit-Bits other famous picture thefts, In May, 1M7U, n picture for which tho Messrs. Agnew hud paid the then rec ord price of 10,000 ulncas was on view In Bond street, nnd crowds dally flock ed thither to view the innstdiplccc. On the evening of May 25 the picture was In Its place. On the morning of the next day when the attendant ouened tho rooms nn empty frame met bis be wildered eyes. The theft was wrapped In mystery, and tho whereabouts of the picture re mained a matter of conjecture for more than twenty years. Tim canvas, how ever, was ultimately recovered In 1001, through information given by a certain Pat Slieedy, which resulted in the Gainsborough's return from America, whither It had ben taken by the actu al thief. Adam Worth. It Is now In the possession of J. Plerpont Morgan. In the Boyal academy of 1S7!S was er hiblted a picture by Sidney Cooper, en titled "The Monarch of the Meadows.' which later on became the properly ol Mr. Atlcroft for 2,B('0. In September JHS1, a tire broke out in a room where In the picture had been put during sonit decorative alterations which were tnk Ing place In the house. When tho con fkignitlnn was got under control It vr found that the picture had disappear'"! the canvas having been cut from tin frame. For some time nothing was beard o the stolen picture, but eventually Mi Allcroft rcrelvod n letter stating tha the writer lrul born one of the decor.. tors engaged at the time of the - and that he and two others nail, o promise of a largo reward, stolen th picture, wbh. r.s the original compile had not been kept, he was willing t return for 500. Other letters wero re celved from time to time, but no Una settlement was arrived at until the em of January. 188'J, when the thieve were captured by the police anil t!i' picture was found In their possession. A pictur.' robbery which created s stir throughout the civilized world wa that of the Murlllo from Uie Cathedra of Seville. Th!.. too, was cut from it frame and, like the Gainsborough was taken aprons the Atlantic to Nev York, where for some time it remain ed In hiding. At last the thieves, ! need of money, sold it to Wllllan Schaus, who, refusing the reward o 2,000 that had b?en offered for its r covery, returned It at once to th Snanirdi authorities. In October. 1001, the National gal lory suffered a loss in the theft of portrait of Baron Dimsdale. Thit which wiA by the celebrated miuiatur painter Plimcr, was in broad dayllgb unscrewed from the wall and carrie off while Vn attendant was engaged I showing the whereabouts of a paiik-. lar picture to tin inquiring visitor. 71 loss was almost immediately dUcovc ed, but the thief managed to get clc:. off and up to the present has nevr beeji captured. The following year the Antwerp nu neum was robbed of :i portrait b Franz Hals, valued at 10,000, while few years back the Cincinnati instill tion and the Kt. Louis museum wet visited by picture stea'.erF, who mad off with R"Vral rn;are subjects by Me; er von Bremen, which were cut fro: their frames. Holbein's "The Field of the Cloth c Gold," on view ut Hampton Court pa ace. Dears witness to mis nay oi theft that may be termed patriots After the downfall of Charles L, Crou well, to raise funds, purposed the sul of certain pictures, this among th number. The bargain wa.i alread made, but when the would be pu chaser came to Irspect Holbein's ma' terplcce he discovered that the hca of Henry VIII, had been cut from th canvas. He naturally cried off, and the p! ture was pie-served to the nation. C the restoration a nobleman, who coi fcsod to having committed the the' for loe of art and country, returne the missing head, which now occtipj its original position in the canvas, t' drcie made bv the i'V heir-" k!i phi i tly We. the stibscriU-rs, having bfen appointed by the Honorable I'robat" Court for the District of Chlttrndr commissioner!) to receive, examine ntul adjust the claims nod demands of a persons agnlnsr tne estate nr neriecci Sweet, late of Huntington, In sMil district deceased, and also nil claims and demunds exhibited In offset there to, and sit inontnn rrom me nay or tho date hereof being allowed by i-all Court for that purpose, we do tbeie- foro homos give notice mat we win attend to the duties of our appoint ment nt the late residence of the de ceased In Huntington, In said district, on the. nrst Tnut-soays or .nine and tic tobnr, next, at 10 o'clock u. m.. on each of said davs. Dated this 1th ilav of April. 1907 F. I). FAI.nV. O. M. NOHTOV 4!,w3t Commissioners HhTATi or liHonon rittnNViM.n llllNF.mf.-T, lH,ltl,l.f;TO.V. We. the subsc rlbei-H. having been ap pointed by the Honorable the Probata Court for the District of Chlttendon, commissioners tu receive, examlno ana adjust the claims and demands of a'l persons against the estate of George (Irenvllle Ilonedlct, late of Burlington, In said district deceased, nnd also all claims nnd demands exhibited In offset thereto, and six months from the day ot the date hereof being allowed by said court for that purpose, we do there fore hereby givo notice that we will attend to the duties of our appoint ment nt tho office of H. ft. Shaw, In the Howard Hank building, In Bur. llngton, In said district, on the second Fridays of May and October, noxt, a' 10 o'clock n. m.. on each of said days Dated this 13th day of April, 190" I! HF.KIIY I'OWF.LL H. It. SHAW, 42.WSI Commissioners kstath or .niiir. :. t.r.wis, nrn- MXCJTO.V. We. the subscribers, having been np pointed by the Honorable the Probato Court for the District of Chittenden commissioners to receive, exnmire and adjust the claims and demands of e persons against the estate of Abb'e O. Lewis, late of Burlington In said district decensed. and also a l claims nnd demands exhibited In offset thereto; nnd six months from the day of the rinte horeof being allowed by said court for that purpose, we do therefore hereby give notice that wo will attend to tno amies or our ap pointment nt tne office of tne nuriin- ton lirocery company. on i.oiiro street. In Burlington. In said district on the 10th day of October, 1907. next at 10 o clock n m. Dated this 13th day or April. 190" K. c mowi:r, OHOROE HARRIS 4l.'.w3t Commissioners KSTATH Ol' DtXIKIi I,. ni.r..snt;n(;ii. li.uivnv, STATfJ OF VERMONT, District ot Chit- tenden. ss. The Honorable the Probate Court for the District of Chittenden. To all persons interested In the es tate of D. L. Harvey, late of nines- burgh, In said district, deceased. UKIiKTlNQ Whereas, said Court has assigned the 4th day of Mny. next for the settle ment of the account of the adminis trator of the estate of Daniel I Harvey, late of Hlnesburgh de. censed. and for a decree of the residue of said estate to the lawful claimants of the same, nnd ordereu tl-t public notice thereof bn riven to . 1 persons Interested in said estate by publishing this order threa weeks successively previous to the day assigned, In the llurltngton Weekly Free Press, a newspaper nubilshed In said district. efore. you are herebv notified to an. t the Probate Court Rooms In Hur on, v ermont. on tno day assigned. then" and there to contest thn allow ance of said account if you see cause, and to establish your right as heirs, legatees and lawful claimants to said residue. Oiven under my hand, tills 13th day of April, H'OT MARCKLLCS A. HINOHAM 43,w3t .ludgi Aijeii g. yn.o.v.. kstatl:. STATF, OF VERMONT, district ot Chittenden. To all persons Interested in the es tate of Alice (i. Stinsoti, latr of D n er, tn the State of Colorado, di i eased, UllBliTIMi At a probate court, holden at Bur lington, within and for the district of Chittenden, on the lf.th da of April. 1907. an instrument purporting to ne the lust will and testament of A'b (). Stlnson. late of Denver, Colorado, 1"C, asvd. was present! d to the Cr irt aloi-ebald. for probate And It is ordered ny said court that the tlth day of Mav. 1907. a the Pro- bate Court roQms In said Burlington b assigned lor proving sain instrument, and that notice thereof be given to all persons concerned, by publishing th's order three weeks successively lr tha Burlington Weekly Free Press n news paper published at Burlington prev ious to the time appointed THEREFORE, you are hereby noti fied to appear before said court at the t'mr nnd place aforesaid, and con test the probato of said will, If you have cause, Given under my hand at Burlington, In said district, this lGtli day of April, 1107. MARCHLLFS A. BINGHAM 43,w3t Juds r.sTATK Ol- Cellulose and the Pine Trte. I-'roin the standpoint of lndustria utility, says Professor Runcan in Har per's Magazine, the subject of cellulose can only be 'characterized as stupen dous. Take a pine tree, for Instance Standing it is worth 510 a ton; cut anc stripped it Is worth $15; boiled into pulp it is worth 540; bleached it is worth 555; turned Into viscose nnd Spun Into silk It Is worth 55,500. How Machinery Payi For Itself. It is estimated by the department of agriculture that last year's crop was produced and gathered at n saving of $(IS5,O0O,00O over what would have been the cost of raising nn equal crop fifty years ago. This saving was ac complished by the use of modern agri cultural Implements. Farm Machinery. COUAKI.ll.'S I" 11KII.MOM). I11IOAI1S, We. tho subscribers, having been appointed by the Honorable Probato Court for th District of Chittenden, commissioners to receive, examlno and adjust tin claims and demands of all persons against the estate of Cornelius P Ilhonds. late of Richmond, in said district deceased, and also all claims and demands exhibited In offset there to, and six months from tho day or the date hereof being allowed by said Coutt for that purpose, wo do there fore hereby give notice that we will attend to thn duties of our appoint ment at the late residence of the do cedent, In Richmond, In said district, on the first Saturdays of May and Oc tober, next, at 10 o'clock a. in., on each of said days, Dated this 6th day day of April, 1907. F. G. NICHOLS. F. F. FREEMAN aprl242w2t Commissioners. KSTATH or innriH J. kini,i:y. The undersigned, having been ap pointed by the honorable probate court for the district of Grand Isle, commis sioners to receive, examlno and adjust all claims and demands of all persons against Martha J Kinsley, Into of Al burgb, Vt., In said district, deceased, hereby glvo notice that we will meet for the purpose ot examining and al lowing said claims at the residence of Eugene Thresher on Saturday, October ." from 9 o'clock n. m. until 4 o'clock p, m. eacli of snlil days, nun mat six months from the Sth day of April, A. D. 1907. Is the time limited by said court for said creditors to present their claims to us ror examination and allowance Dated at Alburgh, this 17th day of April. A. D. 1907. Melbourn Hazen. administrator, Expires October Sth. 1907. LOR AN WEDGE WORTH, MYRON MCGREGOR, 42w,.1t Commissioner. Am Seen From u nnlloon, Senso of danger you have of course none, for you are so aghast at the dan gers run by your dear ones below from motors nnd bicycles nnd trains and gas works nnd all the other things ter restrial that all concern for your own safety goes. And the shocking air they breathe and the horrid little wor-mllkc trains that burrow In and out of dark looking holes how un healthy tho whole earthly existence poems to you ns you glide rnotlouless through the air, with white clouds be low you Btretched out as n sort of sll Tcr carpet at your feet nnd nbovo yon jftMhlug but a limitless expanse of deep blue sky! Bystander. KSTATH Or WII.I.IVM .Meri'KX WO m.l.K.V JU-Cl.E.V, IIUHMXfiTOX. STATE OF VERMONT, District of Chittenden, ss. The Honorable Probate Court, for the District of Chittenden To all persons Interested In the cs tate of Ellen and William McCuei ot Burlington. GREETING Whereas, application in writing hath been made to this Court by the g-innl-Inn of Ellen and William JM' mi 'or license to sell the real estate of said wards, netting forth therein that M said wards, who are husband and w 'f own real estate in the city of Burling ton. Vt , by the entirety as husbmd and wife, their personal estate Is In sufficient tu pay the debts of said wards and that the liabilities accruing for support and malntalnance of said wnrds shows that the house and 1 'd No, 63 North street, being the west part of the propertv on southwest corner of Battery nnd North streets, is a part of tbl estate bv the entirety And thereupon the said court appolnt- ind assigned tne aro nay ot .May, at the Probate Court rooms, In said district, to hear nnd decide upon said application, and ordered that public notice thereof be given to all per sons therein, by publishing this order three weeks successively In the Burlington Weekly Free press, a news- inper wnicn circulates in tne nngnnor lood of those persons Interested there- in: all which publications shall be previous to tho tlmo nppointcd for the hearing Therefore, you are liereny nntiuo.l to appear before said Court, at time and plaoo aforesaid, then and there. In said court, to object to the grnntltlg of such license, If you see cause. theany Frr 0, RWt 4 . cmwfvpmt uiven uni er my nanii. nt ine i-ronam Court rooms, this 12 th day of April, 1907. MARCEUl.US A. ill.-SUMA.M, 43,w3t Judge KSTATH OF 31 A It T OOI.AX, 111' II- MXfiTOX, We. the subscribers, having been ap pointed by tho Honorable the Probate Court for tho District of Chittenden, commissioners to receive, examine nnd adjust the claims and demands of all persons against the estate of Mory Dolnn, late of Burlington, In said district, deceased, and also all claims nnd demands exhibited in offset thereto, and six months from the day of thn data hereof be inv allowed by nld court for that pur uose. w do therefore hereby give no tice that we will nttend'.tn the duties of our appointment nt 'thn office of C. W. Brownell, on Main street, in Burl ncton. In ta d d strict, on the sec ond Fridays of May and October, next. at (i ociock n m-, on encn ot saio days, Dated this 13th day of April. 1907. C W. BROWNELL. AMBROSE A, DREW. t2,w3t Commissioners, nvr.iTi: or kmii.v wjiitcomii. STATE OF VERMONT. District of Chit tenden. To nil persons Interested III tho estato of Emily Whlteomb, late of Burling ton, in sain uisirici, oeceaseu. UKEiVlliVJ' At u Probate Court, holden at Burling ton, within and for the District of Chit tenden, on the 4th day of April, IPO,, an instrument purporting to do the last will and testament of Emily Whlteomb, Into of Burlington, In said district decensed, was presented to the Court aforesaid, for probate And It Is ordered by said court that the 27th 'lay of April, 1907, at tho Probate Court rooms in said Bur lington, b" assigned Xos- proving laid Instrument; and that notice) thereof bo srlven to a'l persona con cerned by publishing this order threo weeks successively In the Burlington Weekly Free Press, n. newspaper pub lished at Burlington, In said district, previous to tho tlmo appointed. Therefore, you nro hereby notified to appear before said Court, at tho tlmo and placo aforesaid, nnd contest tha probntc of said will. If you havo cause. Given under my hand nt Burlington, In eald district, tills 4 1 It day ot April, 190 ' MARCELLl'S A BINGHAM. aprl2&42w2t Judge. growth, Tby name Is added to tho list