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SONGS 07 SILENCE.
The poems I shall never write 1 i sleeping In my heart and brain. Born of the vigils of the night, of the soul's crucifix of pain. The love of love, of life, of IlKht, Blend In that wordless, swcxt refrain! They voice the ecstocy of saint Who walks with God In lowly Joy; Ol gouls that soar, with rapture faint. Whose meed of bliss knows no alloy. They glorify the martyr's plaint A faith the sword could not destroy. They sing of themes no language knows; The heartbreak of the hurrying day; The mystery of life that flows in passions turbid tide away. 'liiey snatch the secret of the rose The charm that comes and will not stay! They sing and sing. In heart and brnln, Fplcs of lxve and high emprise; Of Klorv passed, to live again; Of sunB that set and stars that rise, O'er earth redeemed from woo and Of summer's bloom that never dies. O' poems that are never penned! 01 soiiss that know no melody! 6' hopes thai die! )! loves that end! In all the eons yet to be, Shall bard and seer ne'er transcend The speech of mortal poesy? Aye! In some starry world afar, RSB Incense, chant, and vesper hymn, In sapphire walled basilica, Ilnon whose abars vast and dim turn Heiy coals my lips to war, Ity touch of while-winged cherubim. Then shall my spirit rise and slay The silence of the darkling years. And epics of a vanished day, -Writ with the wine of human tears, Hive place to a diviner lay. The song of the celestial spheres; Of Hope and Kalth, which Love alwny Doth sing and sing whllo heaven hears! Isabel G. Katon. In the New Bohemian. THE "LANDSLIDE" CONGHtSS The Fifty-fourth Congress, Is a ' "landslide" Congress.elected In theJBO of 1MI1. It will consist of 244 Republi cans, 104 Democrats and 6 Populists, one silver and one vacant. The Republicans will con stitute more than two-thlrda of the House membership. Sectlonally the Republican majority will be di vided as follows: New England States, 26; Old Middle States, 28; Middle West ern States, 92; far Western States, 28; Southern States, 32. The Democrats secure only thirteen members In the Northern States. California and Massa chusetts contribute one each, Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania two each, and New York five. The Democrats secure six solid State delegations, those of Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina. The Republicans secure nineteen solid dele gations, those of Connecticut, Dela ware, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin, fwenty-elght contests may be made from Southern States, and a majority of them are to be In stituted by Republican candidates against Democrats. The appointment of committees by the Speaker will probably be earlier this year than usual, as Mr. Reed, cer tain of his election, is said already to have made up the lists. This may en able Congress to beat the records of years past, and do some business be fore the Christmas holidays. Owing to 1896 being Presidential election year. It is generally believed the session of this Congress will be a short one. Among the questions to be discussed as party policy, will be free silver, the tariff, Hawaii, Venezuela, Cuba, bond Issues and the perennial pension laws. An authorization of low-Interest bonds to meet the treasury deficiency Is pre dicted as the only financial legislation the majority will tackle, as that sort of legislation is too ticklish for an ante-campaign session. The most In teresting personality in the House will be Reed. He is a candidate for Presi dent, and as such his enemies In his own party, the backers of Harrison, McKlnley et al., are expected to lay all manner of pitfalls and traps for him. The Besslon may "make or break" him. Senator Cullom of Illinois does not believe the coming session will bring forth any party issues, aa the coun try's business is too unsettled to make tinkering with the tariff or finances safe. "Congress will not be in session two days before the silver question will be under discussion," says the Senator, "and that subject will teeter up and down like two boys on a plank all dur ing the session." Very little real work and lots of buncombe speeches for cam paign purposes Is the Senator's fore cast of the session. THE SENATE. The Senate will stand: Republicans, 42; Democrats, 39; Populists, 6. Wheth er the Republicans will trv to reorgan ize the Senate's little official world Is a question. To do so they would have make deals with the Populists and free silver Senators, which might act as Doomerangs in the campaign of '96. Besides, the Vice-President will pre side any way, and the reorganization would affect the subordinate ofllcers only. Many Senators think the game not worth the candle. The most pic turesque figure in the new Senate will be the fiery Senator Tillman of North Carolina, and lovers of the drama are predicting great things when he falls afoul of the sharp-tongued Chandler of New Hampshire. , Much Interest will attach to the four kids," as the House has come to. call Its youngest members. These are George B. McClellr-n and William Sill ier of New York City and M. W. How a Fort Payne. -Ala., and Charles a. Towne of Duluth, Minn. Mr. Mc Uellan was born on November 23, 18G5, ana is the son of Gen. George B. Mc .Clellan of Antietam faimeyHe has been a reporter, treasurer of the Brooklyn aVj and President of the Board of Aldermen of New York. He is a law- vmi 18 a Tammany Democrat. William Sulzer is another Tammany i , 31 years old. He studied law '"New York City, and has been In Pontics for the past six years. As wpeaker of the Assembly at Albany he made a sort of "Czar" record, and later rf 'eaaer of the Democratic minority in the Assembly established a reputa tion as an orator. Tammany Is said to be nursing him n hopes of making another orator like Bourke Cockran out of him. Mr. Howard Is 32 years old, and a Populist, or, as he Is called, sometimes In his own State, a "renegade Demo crat." He Is a lawyer enjoying a good practice at Fort Payne. Howard left the Democratic party a year and a half ago on the silver question. A Popu list Republican fusion elected him by 4000 majority. He Is the author of the scorching book, "If Christ Came to Congress." He proposes to make the 'ur fly in Congress, and has already announced that he will Introduce a resolution calling for an Investigation Into the means by which President Cleveland has amassed the $4,000,000 fortune Mr. Howard says he now en Joys. Like Sulzer of New York, How ard Is tall and well proportioned. He is swartny sua imwm snaven. k. Renresentatlve Towne graduated Vom Ann Arbor In 1881, practiced law Chicago and moved to Duluth In KM. For ten years he nos been a hustling Republican. His friends ex- M.nl him fe. Whether the personnel of the Capl VI has been Improved or not, the bulld Ig Itself has. The committee-rooms nd the barber-shop attachment of the Mnate have been rearranged, and a beautiful and very expensive electric light plant has replaced the alr-vltlat-Init old gas chandeliers, and the entire tllatlng apparatus naa ceen renv SOME HANDY HINTS. When a ladv unri o.i . the street It i hr X"! a speak first, her bow being equivalent tp savins that she Is willing to con. tlnue the acquaintance. When a letter Is sent by the hand nf The sending of a wedding invitation not considered "equivalent to ask" intr for a present." Announcement cards do not go out until a day or two after the ceremony. In presenting a gentleman to a ladv his name should be mentioned lirst unless you use this formula: "MuS Dash, may I have the honor of pre! sentlng to you Mr. Blank'" 1 If you are walking with a gentleman and meet a friend to whom yu ow he raises his hat. whether he is an ac- - "i , oui or respect you. 1 to A CHAFING-DISH LUNCH. A pretty home lunch given uv young girl may have the prlnchuS Items prepared In the charlng-d Nh Hie lunch might begin with boul Ion served in cups This, of cours c, sh uki HrT1 mZ6Z '" the lichen The first d sh cooked on the table may he panned oysters or clams, served on toast After this, the voting hostess may broil lamb chops, or cook a dtah of lobster or of creamed chicken, and with (Mi , vegetable should be served Should she desire, there may be a' and wh"niHhKat eauh eml of thi taI and w hile she prepares the meat dish .rLZ VV e may c"rry tomatoes oi cream potatoes or saute green peas. After this mav -nmo i, fill. l ' ... rac luiimi. harmless form of Welsh rarebit, and is in n. iiiiiii it n m rooked In the Inner vessel of tv i.' K-uiHll over bull ng wnlrr f mL. It, ii u. cu mui or ni ik a table- "i"'""nii or putter, a want ,ifi ..r fresh bread crumbs and two cupfuls of .Amprlcan cheese, grated. Add salt to taste and a nlnch of r,i ...,. per. ..'.I'.1 co"k together, stirring of- n '. Uutl the oh"Pse ia "' and ti e Ingredients well Mended. Have ready two eggs beaten light and stir these in yeiy slowly. Cook two minutes after they go In, and serve. A chafing-dish need not be an expen sive luxury. Those made of nickel are rxteneni. and cost from three to five dollars apiece. Still cheaper dishes are made of agate iron and of block tin and serve their nnrnnao ii THE WAYS OF GOTHAM. A stranger visiting Salt Lake oncp. said that he never hod been In a town wnere people lived so much outside their houses. He probably comes from New York where, excepting In the tenement dis tricts, there Is i.o sign of the people being Inside, and where no one thinks of looking out of the windows. To do so a sure sign that one is not to the manner born. It is a matter of Interest to note the different ways of living and house keeping from those which we have. I went marketing with a friend to buv the Thanksgiving dinner. Very few markets wore dressed up until Wednes day, nparly all the poultry coming In from the country Tuesday night. I asked the reason for this and was told that the farmers were afraid to lose any weight and kept them alive until the last minute. Turkey was twenty cents a pound and capons thirty-nine Wednesday morning everything looked nne. The art of maklnir thine-n lnnlr their best is well understood, and as much trouble is taken as if it were a picture that was to last. Potatoes are sold by the quart, seven cents a quart; Imagine some of our Utah potatoes be ing soia tnat way. it would be hard to measure one potato that would fill two-quart measure. When you want to buy a bushel you must go to the large markets or risk being told as one girl i nearu or was. sne called to a vendor that ehe wanted some apples and asked the price. He told her how much they were by the dozens. She said, "But i want a peck at least." "Well," he re plied, "I haven't that many In my wagon, you must have come from the country." Celery Is sold five bunches tied to gether In one large one for twenty-five cents. It is necessary to get that much for two persons, as you would find that it is nearly all waste and of a very In ferior quality to what we have. Lettuce Is worth twelve cents a nead, but Is very good and tender. A Oman uuncn or. watercress, not more than enough for one, Is ten cents. Fresh eggs are thirty cents, and fresh lam, wnicn 's a uistinotlon 1 never hoard of at home, are forty and fifty cents a dozen. Altogether I think It would cost double to keep house In New York what It would in the West. xne-e is a peculiar custom among the waifs and strays of humanity to (IresB In all sorts of grotesque and ab surd rags and parade on some of the finest streets Thanksgiving day. They toot horns and make as much of a din as our small boys do at election times. They expect contributions of money or other things. A few pennies thrown among t lem will cause a scramble equal to 8 football game. wot Knowing or this custom I was rather astonished when I went out on the street to see an Individual dressed In the following fashion: A long skirt, trailing ai.nut a yard behind, was caught up in front, showing a pair of ragged trousers and unmistakable boy's feet, a fancy waist put on the wrong wav about. A mask of a col ored woman, adorned with flowing blond curls and o bonnet met my as tonished gnze. Similar styles worn by a number of boys gave me a queer sen sation, which I was glad to have ex plained away by being Informed as to the reason for the show, that they were on their way to Join in the pa rade, i Some of the large firms nre using bicycles with a box behind to deliver small parcels. I should think it any thing but comfortable to ride over the rough pavements, but 1 have seen numbers ot women who wind In and out In a fearless manner among the carriages and wagons, In fact there seem to be more women than men who ride. I have not noticed any wearing bloomers. They have a regular tailor made habit with a short, scant skirt and tight-fitting waist or Jackets and small hat Of course they "ore not ri ding for pleasure on the pavements, but only In order to reach the park and back home again, but It certainly takes courage to reach either place, A new and picturesque sight In New York Is the street-sweeping brigade. Orr"flno days the men wear white Bults. Each one has his own district to keep clean, and with brush and shovel he sweeps and cleans, but like the old legend, the dirt keeps piling up, and as fast as he brushes It away more keeps following. On rainy days they wear oll-skln clothes with a fisher man's hat. The yellow color Is a bright spot In the gray atmosphere, and a group of them with the huge cart they use give a decidedly picturesque effect to the street. It Is something that Is needed, for the streets are very ugly and monotonous If you look only at the architecture, which is the same every where, excepting in the newer parts of the city near the park. j-nai 1 v : r,.rt a rm is si in feeling tl-. it,o (be fli)iin :lal . preBSlon indent. In a number ways. One-1 .n the tn-rvnsed sir, .ill,.;, and couiusv shown to ewtom-rsA A few year since you iouVI duv or 'not. It did noi i-cm to ins r io ih cle' k or merchmt. If you ...id not want an article sn one cine voul.l, nf!. it of ten happened you r celve 1 most rude treatment .r! Is a very i you anr! sell , i be iiftH(it ?n tl;n b. n bul?, U Mn. dent desli tA pif: thing. I was I.) " the othev fiay. at ' thing should th Hha f ... out instead of the crowds which formerly made U dim! cult to walk around, dozens "f th clerks were idle, and many of the Pie seemed to be, like myself. JusTlooT davaLhln8- U rumored day that one of the largest and oi.Lil establishments had falleTVprJo be false but everyone said it wouM be no surprise at all if happened befoVe There are not so manv llt(! gances to be seen, such as flowers car ried and worn by. the women and there are many wearing clothes dee! ded.y out of style, but showing haj ?,7JTg k' KOOd c,ua1"5'- "' no d. ub are worn by women who formerly ken lin mnM ...l.l. , , . . - I'l n.i , ' 1 r asnion. There is one thlnn- ihm i . signs of hard times, but an Increase in a, i., Bpienuor. it s the hand ThT; T l.he rSan ha9 1'sPPeared rhis takes two persons to handle, nn.l Is drawn around In a cart or small wagon. There Is no chance to i..,,., 1 or pretend you do not hear it, as you could when the lowly organ was played ... . i n woman. You must turn and fly or face the music like a man. and nnv nvw .... button. "5 esterday we were given cause to be thankful by at least six of these Instruments. and everyone nbive.i "After the Ball." The weather is more like April than November. ... C',. there Is a nice cold wave wait ing to catch the unwarv inn expected for that is the way It always acts In this part ofthe country. I hone however, that It will delay Its coming until I can hunt up some prettv Christ mas articles. iaWa No Oct-Union for' Thought. "My dcariliVuirhter." said Mr! Scad.l. "I want yu to think twice before you accept Mr. Weevil, if he should pro pose." es, papa," replied Miss Seadds. ilu- tifully. And you must put an interval of ten years between the two thoughts." Judge. Contrary. Mrs. Crimsonbeak That tors. Racon to a very contrary person, don't you think? Mrs, Veast What makes you think so? "Why! only yesterday she crave a Ave o'clock tea at four o'clock and had noth ing but cocoa." Yonkers Statesman. I'at Time. He My love, we have been married two years. She Yes, darlintf. "Upon our wedding day vou were twenty-four. To-day you tell the cen sus man you are thirty-one." Dear mef how tune flies when one is happy 1" Detroit Tribune. Itettcr as It Is. If atrodts wcro cloun and skies were bright: If men and politics wore right; If everything boncnili the sun Exactly suited everyone; Say, wouldn't that bring doop distress To mukoru of tho dally proas I They couldn't get a paper out Without some things to kick about -L. A. VV. Dullotlo. Thorough. Attacked Lady What more do you want? I have given you all my money and jewelry. Highwayman Have you no more gold or silver about you? Let me see your teeth! Ilumoristische Blaettcr. Taking No Chances. Mrs. Trectop I believe I'll let you get me a bottle of this medicine. Uncle Trectop (looking over tho tes timonials) Not much! Ono of these critters says after she took a bottle she felt, like a new woman. N. Y. World. Not Such a Fool. Radbownc Do you believe the time will ever come, as prophesied, when the lion will lie down with the lamb? Chesney Possibly. Hut I don't think you can ever get a lamb to lie dowc with a lion, Brooklyn Life. A Glad Hour. I Ilor little face It wreathed In smilos; Serenity sits on her brow, As she exclalniH, with joyful voles "Mother's bloomers lit mo now!" Brooklyn Llrs CHILDLIKE AND It LAND, Child Do you think we will have thunderstorm to-night? Mother No. Child Then I needn't bother saying my prayers. I'm only afraid of thun der. Truth. I Suiting the Action. "Jamie," sharplv called out his mother, "you've been loafing all day Hatan always finds some work for idle hands to do. Tnko this basket and bring in some kindlings." Chicago Tribune. A Needed Knot. .Clara I have been to the seashore resting. Aunty Iluhl What have you been resting from? Clara Why, from sitting around at home, of course. N. Y. Weekly. How Ho Stood. "But how do you stand on the flnan cial problem?" asked her paternal rel ative. "Oh, the money of tho fathers is good enough for me," answered the pros' pectivo son-in-law. Albany Argus. ImpoHHtttle. Mr. Cackle Maria, I hope that you won't be with me when I die. Mrs. Cackle Why? Mr. Cackle A may hap some last word to say. i'ick mo up. Relieved. Old Boy I am very proud of my chil dren. Old Bach (uneasily) Is that so? Old Boy Yesi they never say clever things. N. Y. Herald. A Modern Instance. Kuisner, he vowed, should do nor miniature Ere of the honeymoon was spent one half; But brought home to her, when a year hod o H'-T vU) ticket tors photograph. Kdward W. Barnard, in Judge, " A Specific Bncceaa, "Is mar'!ii;fe a failure?" "N '). iiot as a means of grace," 't,r win;' " U'. 's t. - repentance." Truth. Hj T,e Cf Wee. - TV " PX. k Jr'.1a and his . I the heart nf h. Hn-id leWi he was so. smalf and sis! mil seemed to be In such distress. uon t cry, little bov " she baM wthlngly. "Dry vour even nd toll me what the trouble Is. Did some of the big boys hurt von?" no in, replied the waif aim a..K. ing. 'Are you sick or hiuiL-rv?" h r sted. " 'No'm." 'Did your father heat thing?" "No'm, but he will." "Oh, tha.t Is the trouble. Is It?" "Ycs'm." "Well, It's a Shame." she pvclalm,.,! angrily. "Why will he beat vou?" " Cause I lost 10 cents." "Did he send you to buy something llh it?" "Yes'm." "And you lost it on the way?" "Yes'm." "Oh, welk I cuesn We tnn (1v th,t he said in her kindly way, as she took i dime from bor nurse and hiiml..,i it to the Iwiy. "Now he won't beat vou. ill he?" "No'm." 'What did he send you to buy with "Beer." "Beer!" The (rood ladv cnniuxl ntAha thought. "Yes'm." "And how did you lose t?" "Matohin' pennies." Before she had recovered mimolcntlv to demand the return of her dime the boy was gone. Chicago Post. I0W TO TRAP A TIGER. Bportamon In India Make TJo oC the Eloctrlo Light ''v ft Is Not ttxsetly Fair to the Tiger, Bat a Ofca Thing for the Hunter A De- ' nlied Description of now the ' Light Is Operated. . Electricity has now been applied to tiger-hunting, and tho sportsman in the Indian jungle before he pulls the trigger of his gun' touches a button, which throws a flood of light upon his prey. This may rob tiger-hunting of much of its romance, but it is effective, and thus tar several largo, woll-dovel- ped tigers have been gathered in as a result of tho clever arrangement. It has been found almost impossible to draw tigers into the open during the day near thickly settled parts of India. But at night this is easily accomplished by placing a dead carcass in some con venient place, where tho hunter may He hidden in ambush. But after the tiger has scented the blood of the dead animal and has begun to tear the car--ass it is difficult for the hunter totaka aim without seeing him. This has now been obviated by naa0 log an electrics light directly over the oarcass. At the instant that the light is turned on the tiger is so startled trj Its appearance that he does not mov Titers are not in the habit of looklfe up, and it takes several seconds before the animal realizes where the uaW, strange light comes from. This parish Which he makes before endeavoring t escape, is quite sufficient to enable tb sportsman to take aim and plaoe large, substantial bullet io vital pact ef the tiger s bly. . . "At present, says the inventor' f this system in a letter to the Scientific American, "I use a battery of six large cells -filled with sal ammoniac. It ia very heavy and cumbersome, and the light only a five-candle power lamp. Its recommendations are that tho bat tery is good for the next ten years and only wants an occasional filling up of the cells with water and sometimes little fresh sal ammoniac. As I caa only go shooting during six months ol ne year, this is a great advantage WaBB HUNTIKa BY EI.KCTBIO MOHC. Tne method of using- is ns follows: From the box conUiiiiintr the cells I have a line of wire, double, of course, say, thirty to fifty feet long, slipped on to. each end of tho box by butterfly nuts, tho lamr), which Is tied to a branch of a tree immediately over, say, twenty feet hifrh, the bait being at the other end. f "At about two yards from tho bat tery there is a connection, -I think called a male switch, A short line of wire about three or four feet Jong makes tho connection to the fore end of my rifle; at one end of this short length there is a female switch to fit on to tho above malo one, and at the other end two small rings are made of the wires. These rings are fastened by two big-headed screws to tho bed of the connection. On nearing tho tiger at the kill I aim as nearly in the direc tion as I can, then a slight pressure of the thumb makes tho electric connec tion and the light opens right over the tiger." -vj ( . This sclontiflo sportsman also em ployed accumulators, but they did not Mem to bo adapted to such rough Work. Ho is now fitting himself with battery which may be carried In the belt like cartridges. . ; i Thirty such batteries carried m this Way would, it is estimated, be sufficient Io provide a sixtecn-candlo power light. This system of night hunting, it has been suggested, might well be em ployed in hunting big .game in tha THE NORTH POLE. In the course of a conversation Prof. L. L. Dyche of the Kansas State University Btated that he had received an order to go in quest of the North Pole, and that he had about concluded to accept It. The young Kansan does not boast of his ability to accompnsn anvthlnir. but there is. a matter of course, a vein about his North Pole talk which carries wltn It ine convic tion that he will find It, The sole and fatal obstacle which has stopped Arctic explorers from find ing the pole," said tne professor, - is not cold, but nunger. Tne explorers have started out with a lunch In their pockets, as though they were simply irolne out for a dav's run on the bi cycle. There is no healthier region In all the world than Inside the Arctlo circle. There Is no danger from tne cold. I was within less than 1000 miles of the pole last summer, and I sui- fered iu more iron. 0i(i tnan the ne peo - plo of Kansas will durn.n o rr, uevr i winter. There can be no nacle of the North role. "Every Arctic expedition yet set afoot has simply starved out. It is almost beyond belief how little In the way of supplies those fellows who have been up north took along. Give me plenty to eat, and I think I can get to the North Pole as easily as I got with in S00 miles, liood old-fashioned 'grub' should be the watchword of the Arctic explorer. TEN YEARS' PROVISIONS. "I will start out with provisions enough to last ten or twelve years. I will take my time, though of course I do not propose to spend any such num ber of years in making that trip, but I want provisions enough to establish well-stocked camps at points not more tnau a day s sledge journey apart. it has been the custom of Arctic explorers to either stick to the water with their ships until crushed In the ioe-pnek, which, of course, is followed by tho loss of most of their provisions, or to try and mount and traverse the nnge Ice mountains of Greenland, where It Is next to Impossible to carry provisions. My Idea Is to creep around he western coast of Greenland, and never try to cross the mountains. I would establish camps at Intervals, In which I would Btore great quantities of provisions, and then move on to other ramps, where I would plant more provisions. As I worked north I would leave these provision storehouses so thick hat any man who strayed Into that country at any time within the next en years would be sure to llnd plenty to eat. I would thus work around the Greenland coast until the point was renched for the Inst grand dash to the pole by sledge or boat, and then I want none with me but Ksklmo young Ksklmo, who can handle both dogs and paddle. WILL CIIOOSR THE WINTER. 'I believe that most of the Arctic explorers have made their greatest ef forts to go north In the summer. For my part. I shall choose the winter. The natural means of locomotion In these parts Is sledging, and that Is certain to be at Its best in winter. When Greeley stood on the summit of the great Greenland Ice mountain, he saw a chain of Islands away otT in the direction of the polo, and I am convinced that there Is practically a continuous land route from the north coast of Greenland to the region of the pole. Possibly that imaginary point is also upon an Island, and If so, l can bring back some tangible mementoes of the discovery." The professor does not say who has made him the proposition to search for the North Pole. He has already com menced to arrange his affairs for the long trip, and speaks of It as prac tically decided upon. MISNAMED BENEVOLENCE. There Is a kind of benevolence that Is not benevolence. Mr. Itockefeller contributes a few millions to an edu cational Institution and forthwith In creases the price of oil to make up the contribution. The consumers of oil are the real contributors, though Mr. Itockefeller gets the credit for being a very liberal gentleman, and his praises are Bounded near and far. Another Eastern gentleman of less wealth made a handsome contribution to a church fund on Sunday and on Monday re duced the wages of his workmen to ."elmburse himself. His employees ac tually made the contribution. Chari ties that are bestowed that the givers may be published as people of great benevolence are not such as spring from a desire to do good, but to adver tise the givers. The charity that pro ceeds from a sincere desire to relieve suffering and to help the helpless, without hope or expectation of having the beneficence blazoned abroad, Is true charity. Rockefeller Is entitled to no credit for the millions he gives to an educational institution when he levies tribute on those who are compelled to buy his oils at an advanced price to re imburse himself. It Is simply forcing the consumer of oil to minister to his desire for praise as a man of great benevolence. La Crosse Republican and Leader. A TROUBLED WEDDING TKIP. A Washington Star writer was talk ing to a Western Judge who was on a business visit to Washington. They had been friends and schoolmates, and naturally were interested in each other. "Well," said the Star writer, after an exchange of personal news, "I'm glad to hear you are now rich and re spectable, not to mention the Judge part of it, which is more than respect able." "It Is we!! enough now, my boy," responded the Judge, "but a dozen years ago It was not well by any means." "Go on with the story," said the Star man, "that's what I'm here for.'' "You remember when I first went West I knocked about Colorado for some time, doing what law business I could pick up, and at last got settled in a good town and began to make some money. I got Into mining on tne lde, and It wasn t long until 1 nan a fair reputation in manipulating that sort of thing. Finally 1 ran down a ne snap, and with $3000 borrowed money and all my own pile I stood to win a hundred thousand. While 1 was trying to get rich I was also main taining a correspondence with a sweet heart In Indiana, and once or twice we had set a day when I should re turn and marry her, but It did not eventuate, owing to the slipping of some of my bchemes. This one, however, had no slip to It that I could see, for the men and the money were In sight, and on the 1st ot October we were to turn the rnperty over and get the cash. On this I wrote to the girl to be ready by the lr.th of October and that would be our wedding day, rain or shine. Ev- rythlng went beautifully until the last day ot September; the men were on the cround. the money was In the bank waiting for us, and we were Hying high. On that day a strike occurred, and that night the streets were full of angry miners, there was an ugly feeling In the air, and by morning our men were so scared that they picked up bag and baggage and with all the money that was to have been ours, they went back to New York. Well, vou c.-m l.inclne how I felt. Everything gone, $.1000 In debt, my law and mining practice ruined, and a wed ding to be met 2500 miles away, and not enough cash to buy a railroad tick et half way there. For a day I was utterly crushed, and then I rallied somewhat, and made up my mind that would trust Providence and marry the girl anyhow. So I borrowed enough to get me to her, and without a word as to my financial condition, I went light ahead and married. In the mean time, though, I had given an uncle of mine a brief explanation and bor rowed J200 of him. Then I went on my wedding trln. Just around the State to visit friends of here and mine, and I think I was about the worrledest groom that ever went on such an expedition, but I tried to conceal it, and Kent on hon ng something to happen that would re lieve the pressure. Fortunately some thing did my new-made wife was ta ken quite 111, and the physician for bade her going West at that time. Then I had a strange mixture of feel ings. I was sorry that my wife was sick and I was glad, but you can't fully appreciate tnose feelings until have tried It. "The doctor said It would he at you least six weeks before she coulcj undertake Ions: a trio: she had unmethlna pneumonia, and he was afraid to risk exposure; and I told him I would have to go, as my business Imperatively ae manded my presence (the Lord forgive me ror that lie, tor I had no nusinewv In the West; and away I went, taking aihnt -amild havn hnnirht her tlCkM to get me there, and going Aft broke. I promised to send for he' " ,"','2." -v.. j it i o,ind It lnirowsl- mZ .: ;tnm for her Think of that sort of talk in th faey of th on oi i money I eoul.l V iid n't buy iiieal.t along tb road I 1 ""n am t- W'llKt U. "" l--wov ..... ' around. ,"y omce re"t as paid to the end as i Vn riiS.n1 U",her 1 went " 0" Sown h, i- n1 w"fn I "at 0nw" dy loneliness there JS y f "ht anywhere In all the world for rot Even mv wlf. rhadn-f .tnd It hurt me That w L 1 I! 'I h,Tthe truo condition. For a week I m to my mce every day; for two for three ftnd there was nothln, lor me to do. The only comfort 1 sot was from the friend who had loaned Be the three tnoUB. and. He told rr fce would extend the time until I had chance to catch on again. !ut the Mrlke had cauirht on. and there was desolation everywhere. "Then came a bn.r from mv if saying she was no much Improved that I the doctor had toll her she might come as soon as I would Bend, and would I send right away, r better, would I come for her? iMb was the straw that broke the cud's back, and I went to my offlo ,,ext morning fully resoiveo, ir not hire turned up that day, to kill myself and nid It all as far as I was concerned. Sitting there alone at II o'clock, with mv head on the table. utterly broken In purse and pride, I was surprised by strange visitor. I explained In a minute that I was not feeling well, nnd inked what I could do for him. He told me he had bevn u . . 1. 1 hv n. fVL.twl -r .lna l.i nonsuit 1 with me on soma mining claims the company he represented bad out there, I and showed me thf miners. In a second I took new hope, for I knew all about tb-m. and In a few minutes he said he would turn over to me the six claims he had, and let me look after them, lie told me that I would expect a rvtiiner In each case. and ho asked If a hundred dollars In each one would 1 sufficient, it was, amply, and when h went out, a half hour later, I was a now man, with six hundred dollars In my pocket. Then I r f.xf mv Wita nn.l tnirothpr W pulled all Hint year, trying to get In ul,..itn ntnn mril-A nn.l 1 Irm-HS mv lllck I had changed, for within two years we had paid the J;iOO0, the other borrowed money, - and owned a twelve-hundred dollur house and a fine baby. My luck staved with me, too, for I've been ma- king money ever al nee, and I am a T,.,irA with a ihaiu.ft for (Congress. If I want to take It." "And your wlter, queried the Star man. -l-Mnest woman In the world: and I never would have ceased regretting It If I had killed myself, and never found out what admirable qualities she pos sessed. Come up to our parior anu lei me present you to her," and the Star man went willingly. TEMPTATIONS OF MINISTERS. Some of the peculiar temptations be? setting the ministerial offlce weri pointed out by Rev. Dr. James Stalker, author of "The Lite of Christ," In a re cent ordination address In Free St. One of to Dr. Matthew's church, Glasgow, these temntatlnna. uncording Stalker, ia that m-lnlne from the mln lster's position aa a student. There Is special danger as the student makes himself familiar with that movement of thought that soea by the name of criticism. "I do not call thli movement skepti cal, although a great deal of current criticism deoenda on naturalistic prin ciples. Opinions differ very much as to tho probaUe effect of criticism in me Held of the church, but on this I pro nounce no opinion at present. What I wish to point out la that criticism looks only at one side of Scripture the hu man side. The Bible has a human side, and the business of criticism Is to col lect all that can be ascertained about It. But It is possible to dwell so con- Btantly on this region of things as prac- tlcally to lose the sense and the Im pression of the other Bide of Scripture, But the Bible has another side, through whatever human media it may have reached us; It Is a gift from the Eternal Spirit, and It Is Intended to be the food of the human spirit. For the ap preciation of this, however, there Is re quisite a totally different sense from that which weighs the pros and cons of evidence as to dates and authorship." Other dangers which beset the min ister come to him In his capacity as preacher and pastor, and one ot the greatest of these Is professionalism. On this point Dr. Stalker says: "The solemnity of even the most sol emn scenes may wear oft. Through constant repetition the scenes which at first move the heart to Its depths may cease to Impress. There Is a sense In which a ministers work Is business, like that of other people. He must, If he Is to retain his position, give certain hours to study and certain hours to visiting, and he must make certain ap pearances In the pulpit; and he may come to perform these duties with an eye to those by whom he Is employed. Thus he may descend from the pulpit feeling that he has done his duty and that his task Is over, but with no anx iety as to whether or not any spiritual results follow. Only, it a minister yields to this state of mind, his work loses all Its value and his own soul dies. He Is no longer a minister of Christ, but only the mask of a minis ter; and though his talents may be brilliant enough to maintain his posi tion, his success Is only a sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal. It is only when a minister, as he visits, really carries on his heart the sorrows of his lienple, and as he studies, feeds first iiih own sum wun ine word, and as he preaches, keeps In his eye, first and laHt, the spiritual profit of his hearers, mat nw int-'i lin niu name ne cars. sometimes think that the causes of failures In the ministry are to be fmmit mainly In this region. Failure Is not due to want of ability or lack ot dili gence, nut ine unseen fibers which should take hold on the divine realities nave withered; ana ir this has hap pened a man may be a respectable ec clesiastic, or a learnen professor, or an eiiKpieiiL oraior, dui ne cannot be spiritual power. THE AMERICAN VOICE. The American voice- has won an un enviable reputation for Its supposed disagreeable quality. This reputation Is In part deserved, for no careful u. server can fall to notice that muny of uui pifupie in urunmry conversation me constantly in error in regard to their natural pitch and utterly fall in purity of tone. Tney speak in either too high or too low a key, and the tones are more or 1cm forced Into a dls- agreeaoie mixture or tne nasal-muscu lar quality. Apologists have attrib uted this defect to the nervous temper ament of the people and to the disas trous eiiects ot a variable climate Rut the true explanation Is found In a lack of proper training. The Ameri can voice, when properly educated. Is no less melodious and agreeable than mar. oi any otner nationality. Bad quality of voice Is due simply to bad habit In Its use. Correct the habit and the voice Is changed, and beenmea what it was designed to be by the Cre ator. It Is amailnff that so many young men Bpend, after a long period or preliminary training, four years In college and almost an equal period thereafter In professional schools, and then go to the pulpit or the bar total ly unfitted vocally for the successful prosecution of their life work. And It is even more amailng that multitudes fitted by their culture to adorn social life destroy their chances of success by a lack of vocal training. They might have been good singers, readers, or reciters, but for their own neglect. If a correct system of vocal physiolo gy and technique were engrafted Into our public-school system, there would be an Immense gain jo the culture of the nation. Not all re public speak for so ers or readers, but fc-erybody talks, Usui tn nonvtrw In L.fXll-mndulated melrxtlous voice lm i, -oomnllnlimrnt worth striving hsrd te obtain. Boston Transcript, . , Qutu of Sra. Chinese newspapers repoittng the dMith of tin (Juwn of ftnrua and rr-xnv of her attendant at ih. hiuicti of ta Japanese, say that taey wci-s bung up it tne iuur, anak.d in oil and the Uuee.TS DOO V r!l:ru.l . mho. Th (juten or Korea wan ne of the most Bi'insrkablo womti of th aor& She f i.'ed rr- lntplBr..ol tfi. a via-. ormis force of will and rar decree fciTTcutlv? V"? "" astuteness. She had a great Influence over the Kin and a powerful group of adherents. At the same time she was very unpopular In certain quarters and relentlessly hated by persons of weight and prom inence In the nation. Among the lat ter was the King's father, Tal-Won-Kun, who had many followers. The Chinese and Japanese war brought about a climax between the opposing The Queen was an ill of Chins, and Tal-Won-Kun ot Japan! When the Japanese were victorious the Queen s power weakened, and the K'"5' father became the real n Queen was murdered. the CHILDREN AS DISCIPLHIAU.T tvt "JJJUJ-ri'i " a HI ANg N ,. ... ,VhiM ih.n marked in the nor- JJft1 hi.atheJmP,'l"a to ""Meet ? , fi01.a,?wn disciplinary system, ,,2r;1Xrll'd,?J? fT. the mt part ,hric"l?;rly1 alert "'splPHnarUns. With m Be,verlty they are wont ',, , " w weir aolls and meir animal Dlavmntea them to precisely the same pmhlbltlont f"d Punishments as those to whtah they themselves are subject Nor So hey stop here. They enforc? on" !hiS? VU8t " ourageS on their human elder a mite of eighteen Up to her elder Hlnta krh. . . and with perfect mimicry of the nurse's m5,n- mu ,,oyi tens an excelling storv 11 1"Rir1t.Ln,f.Llnro", 'nterest in mTJle and his ' involun arv ;mn.,'i U8C .Plf.wMh "y """ who showed great strength. It was In 1859. after Lincoln had delivered a speech at the M,5Hcu""raJ fa" Wisconsin at " lwo men were maklnir IntaaTM the Xhlb,t" ttn,J tllPm Oil hlfl ATma nnrl knAl. . J . Lincoln, who evidently had never be- fore Seen SUCh A. thlno. rnAhn with lnterse Interest, ejaculating under his breath every now and then, "By Georgel By George!" When the per- Iormanee wa" over Gov. Hoyt, seeing Mr. Lincoln's Interest, asked him to f UP and be Introduced to the athlete, He did so: and. an Iia atnn awn musingly on the fellow, who was vry short, and evidently wondering that a man so much shorter than he could be so much stronger, he suddenly . ..., .me o4 nis nunlnf speeches. "Why," he said, "why. I could lick salt off the top of your hat." AN AFGHAN'S HUMOR. For grim humor It would h. hm-A . surpass Abdul Rahman, Ameer ot Af ghanistan, If the stories told of him are v. uj. v.i.o uy bo runs tne account the Ameer was holdinr his rti.rh.- when a man entered and hm i ' ter solemn warnings about the insidi ous advances of the Russianm Th. . Ameer, who knew quite aa much about Ru88'an alms as his Informant, listen er iur a nine wun a snow or patience Still the man went on croaking, "lord of the Earth," he exclaimed at last "let people say what they like, but this humble one has been scanning the political horizon with far-reaching eyes, and the Russians are coming'" "Bright Jewel of our durbar and son of our understanding," answered the Ameer, "art thou sure of this?" -rne L.ora of the Earth Is omnis cient," replied the political prophet. j we 100 can see far; but yonder tree obstructs our view. We are old, but thou art young. Go, therefore climb the tree watch the cursed Muscovite's move ments, and when he Is very close come and inform us. The tree Is high, so thou 8nalt be able to a,0,n'"w o(t .. forthwith the Unfortunate alam off." Forthwith the unfortunate alu-m. 1st was made to climb to the top of ine iree, aim a guara Wltn spears placed at Its base. Three days passed. and the Russians did not appear. At tne Deginning oi ine lourtn day the man grew tired and fell. It Is said he aiea. croakers nave not been common In Cabul since then. Household News. LINCOLN'S START IN LIFE. In the summer of that year (1830) he exercised the right of majority and started out to shift for himself. When he left his home to start life for him self, he went emntv-handed. He already some months over 21 years of age, dui ne naa nothing in the world. not even a suit of respectable clothes: and one of the first Dleces of work he aia was "to split rour hundred rails tor every yard of brown Jeans dyed with white-walnut bark that would be ne cessary to make him a pair of trousers." lie naa no trade, no profession, no spot of land, no patron, no lnflii6r.ee. Two things recommended him to his neighbors he was strong and he was a good fellow. His strength made him a valuable laborer. Not that he was fond of hard labor. Mrs. Crawford says: "Abe was no hand to pitch Into work like kill ing snakes," but when he did work It was with an ease and effectiveness which compensated his employer for the time he spent In practical jokes and extemporaneous speeches. He would lift as much as three ordinary men, and "My, how he would chop!" says Dennis Hanks. "His axe would .flash and bite Into a sugar-tree or sycamore. and down It would come. If you heard him fellln' trees In a clearln' you would say there was three men at work by the way the trees fell." Standing six feet four, he could out-llft, out-work and out-wrestle anv man he came In contact with. Friends and employers I 1 were proua or nis sirengin ana uuusieu of It. never falling to pit him against anv hero whose strength they heard vaunted. He himself was proud of it. and throughout his life was found of comparing hlmBelf with tall and strong corrective manner, said, "Hush, hush! papal" pointing at the same time to the door. The little girl M , when twenty-two months old, . was disappointed because a cer tain Mr. O did not call. In the evening she said, "Mr. D did not turn was very naughty. Mr. D have to be whipped." So natural and Inevita ble to the Intelligence of a child does It seem that the syetem of restraints, rebukes and punishments under which he lives should have universal validity. This judicial bent of the child Is a curious one, and often develops a prig gish fondness for setting others morally straight. Small boys have to endure much In this way from the hands of slightly older sisters proficient In mat ters of law and delighting to enforce the moralities. But sometimes the sis ters lapse Into naughtiness and then the small boys have their chance. They, too, can on such occasions be priggish, if not downright hypocritical. A little boy had been quarreling with his sis ter, named Muriel, Just before going to bed. When he was undressed he knelt down to say his prayers, Muriel sitting near and listening. He prayed (audi bly) In this wise: "Please, God, make Muriel a good girl," then looked up and said in an angry voice, "Do you hear that, Muriel?" and after this digres sion resumed his petition. From Stu dies of Childhood, by Prof. James Sul ly, In Appleton's Popular Science Monthly for December. Maria Christina. Maria Christina, Queen Regent of Spain, who has been chosen arbitrator to settle the long-standing dispute over the boundary lines of Colombia, Ecua dor and Peru. Is the first woman ever chosen to settle aa International dis pute of this character and Importance. As Queen Regent of , Spain, Maria Christina has won the affection ot sr peoplaj and by winning their sympathy she has afTomf-itini iuU uhiemi ltr , powerful etaUM-nn f---f to do ru talned peso In on f mwt r--v countm In Europe. Rhe simple n her manners, domestic In her tastes, tusthr com- msndJi the admiration of the .world. Sh fMMils the double high mission of eduartlnar a Klnar for his people, while she prepares the people for their King. i , Two young American women who hold the desree o( olvll engineer, have gone to Matilieleland In South Africa to prac tice ihalr profRBsion, They are said to bo as pretty an they are smart, and It Is not unlikely that the Kftltlr millionaires will unties them Into matrimony. Thm wife of rntallnt Clavcland has a moat mellifluous vole-, and an admlrar ri "Hur speech is a continual ui. w'bJout words, , ' I