1' A few of the most earnest and faith
ful of us had braved tne inclement
r.-. ,- weather
ml he truly fl«l ":1
no taak for heart, nor
f*«r not bead
fc*Who smooths no path for comln*
and were gathered in the cosy,
comfortable room set apart for mid*
-t week service, in one of the most fash-
fyp.' lonable churches in our city.
Outside the wind howled unmercl
fully and as the little group of twenty
or thirty silently awaited the com
tag of our minister, each uttered a
prayer for the blessing of such
Suddenly the door was gently pushed
/^iljajar and a vagabond, a typical speci
3 men of the genus ti amp, crept slowly
.'within its portals pausing,he glanced
around the room, and, seeming satls
lied with his surroundings he slowly
walked towards the pulpit and found
seat directly in front of the minis
ter, who had just entered the room
from the door opposite the entrance.
The minister looked astonished at
the seeming impudence of a dirty, rag
ged tramp presuming to coolly make
himself at home in his stylish church,
but without speaking to the vagabond
Quietly began the service for the even
He took for his theme the story of
the Prodigal Son and very eloquently
he talked, thinking, perhaps, he had a
willing and appreciative listener in
the tramp before him. Then songs
were sung and prayers were said and
Anally the minister said the meeting
was open to anyone who cared to speak
or offer anything "for the good of
What was our surprise to see the
vagabond slowly rise and with a de
fiant backward movement of his un
kempt head turn towards his audience
and told them this story:
"My friends (for so I deem you)
that I was ever a decent man will be
hard for you to believe, but assure
you, five years ago I was esteemed and
worthy of any man's respect. Even
as it Is 1 have committed no crime
that would call to my cheek a blush
of shame. My hands are innocent of
that If you care to listen to my
story I would be pleased to tell it. I
think It will not only be interesting
to you, but also prove beneficial to the
people of this parish.
"I was once a minister of the Gospel
and worthy to stand where your pas
tor stands. I sought to do my full
duty as a teacher of the great Mas
iter's words, having for my creed,
'brotherly kindness for my doctrine,
brotherly love I sought to honestly
live the Golden Rule and was in a fair
way to success in my chosen profes
sion. I had preached in a pulpit once
that had been occupied by the wonder
'ful Beecher and my name .had been
frequently associated with the great
church men of the day. Finally there
tame a call to a city church would to
-God I might forget that I accepted
I found my new parish was plastered
o'er with pride Mammon was their
deity gold was deified hypocrisy was
their creed and selfishness their doc
trine. Their worship was a mockery
-and Christ was being re-crucified.
"I soon gained the respect of my
people and was fairly successful in di
recting them to a better form of wor
One of the most devoted co-workers
•:'l had was a young lady, whose beauty
•eemed so saint-like, I thought her soul
must be divine.
"Friendship soon ripened into love,
and after one short year we were mar
ried. Our married life was an earthly
Eden to me and all of Mary's smiles
seemed so freely given that our happy
tome seemed too near heaven for the
-serpent to enter.
"One summer's evening there came
most welcome news to me a letter
ifrom my college chum and minister
specimen of the
stationed ,ln -a distant city,
wrote that having some secul&r
hewouid avail himself of the ejp
and pi^nife, ^f paying ate
store that neither time nor change d
And he who all bis gifts for. goodsot'
'. ploys Hv:
-..Has wealth that neither moth nor rust
Kelly In Leslie's Weekly. destroys.
A VINDICATED PRODIGAL
By C. S. REX
(Copyright, 190*. by DailyStoby Publishing Comfant.)
emotions play upon his face as we con
versed about old college days,
"My God! There must be sins for
which men cannot find forgiveness,
nor can they atone for them. This
priest, this friend, fah, after but one
short week, stole my darling and I was
left alone. Before a year* of misery
had passed away I heard that the jewel
that I had once so treasured and
prized, was dead.
"That, my friends, is'why I left the
church. That is why I took to drink.
That is why I am a vagabond. That
is why I am here to-night. The thief
changed his name and fled to new
pastures green And I have searched
for him for five long years, but to
rlght my journey is ended. Yes, your
preacher is the man I have nought,
Asked for the blessing of God to reBt
ant? I thank the God of Justice that
once more we Btand face to fata In
God's holy temple. O** I shall not
harm you. You need not shrink. May
God forgive you tor spoiling my life,
I doubt if He ever will. I wish your
people to know your crime. Your kind
it is that makes men scorn religion
and violate God's laws.
"Ah, my friends, my strength is al
most gone and I know I have not
much longer to live in this woeful
world. I hope to be in peace with God
before I die^ He never will be. Will
you join' me in prayer?"
And as. the kneeling vagabond ut
tered a simple earnest petition for
mercy and forgiveness and even
prayed for the villain who had so
wronged him, the preacher we had
thought the embodiment of almost
heavenly virtues silently passed into
We never saw or heard of him again.
As the tramp asked' for the blessing
of God to rest upon us all he attempt
ed to rise, but tottered, staggered,
We never learned from whence he
came nor anything concerning who
he was. but we gave him a respectable,
burial and over his grave we placed
a stone and on that stone this in
"Here Lies a Vindicated Prodigal.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall
The Other Side.
An author who illustrates his own
novels has submitted to an interview.
"You find that it pays, don't you?"
"You bet!—in lots of ways. For in
stance, I get naid for the story?"
"Then, the illustrations of the au
thor of a book are worth double those
of the ordinary artists?"
"Then some fool of a rich fellow
comes along and offers a fabulous sum
for the original drawings, and -wantc
an introduction to you, and invites
you to dine with him, and your fortune
Is made, and your future is safe! It's
a great scheme, I tell you, and au
thors are fqols who don't make the
most of it!"
3$ Unfortunate Combination,
The chief inn at a small
village had been known as the Clown,
but the landlord, by way of compli
ment to a certain bishop who had re
sided there for some tin^e, substi
tuted the Bishop as a sign.
An innkeeper close by, who had fre
quently envied the host of the Clown
his good fortune in securing a prepon
derance of visitors, took advantage of
tbe change and put up the sign of the
Clown over his own door.
The landlord of the Bishop was dis
mayed at seeing so many of his old
customers deposited at his rival's
house so, by way of remedy, he
painted, in big red letters, under the
portrait of the Bishop—"This is the
South American City Slnklrtg.
Quito, to South America, is-sinking
faster than any other city. It stands
.4M»k,.i©. 'feet thanit did la
gun ftre» two shota
A Simple 8fefeiy
Gasoline, owing to its d^gerinil
nature, is a product against which in
surance companies make, stringent
Hies, permitting only a small jitock
to be kept in a building. To over
come this a very ingenious derice
has been adopted. by a concetn. !in
Naugatuck, Conn. In the street in
front of the store three feet below
the surface, is placed a tank holding
ten barrels. This is filled with gaso
line through a manhole. From the
lank runs a pipe into the cellar
and up to the store floor, where, a
force pump Is fastened to it At the
end of a force pump Is a cock. When
gasoline is wanted the cock Is opened
and the handle of the pump is worked
until the required amount is obtained.
Then the cock is closed, preventing
Transparence and Invisibility.
Lord Raylelgh points out that per
fectly transparent objects are only
visible by virtue of non-uniforifi il
lumination. The moment we arrive
at uniform illumination they become
absolutely invisible to the eye, a fact
which forcibly illustrates our optical
limitations. Professor R. W. Wood,
of Johns Hopkins University, Balti
more, has devised a method by means
of which uniform illumination can
be obtained and transparent objects
made to disappear. His apparatus con
sists of a hollow glass globe, the
outer surface of which is painted with
Balinain's luminous paint, mixed with
hot Canada balsam inside is placed
the object, and the hollow is viewed
through a small hole drilled in the
coating. If the inner surface be ex
posed to bright daylight, sunshine or
electric light, and the globe be then
taken into a dark room, a crystal ball,
or the cut glass stopper of a decanter,
placed inside, will be found to be in
visible through the aperture, a uni
form blue glow filling the space, and
only the closest scrutiny will reveal
the presence of a solid object
Purification of Water by Ozone.
An examination of the reisults ob
tained in the purification of water by
treatment with ozone has just been
concluded by Drs. Ohlmuler and
Prall, on behalf of the German impe
rial health department. The appa
ratus used was capable of treating
ten cubic metres of water per hour.
The water was sprayed through a
hose to a bed of pebbles, beneath
which ozonized air was forced under
pressure. The down flowing water
thus came into very intimate contact
with the up flowing current of air.
Bacteriological examinations were
made both before and after treat
ment, while the effect of the process
on the color, clearness and taste of
the water was also observed. The
bacteria which survived appeared to
be of a specially resistant type, since
their number was not reduced by pro
longing the ozoning action.. It was
found that the whole of the patho
ge.nic bacteria was entirely de
stroyed by the process. None of the
germs of cholera or typhus species
survived. The process improves the
color of the water and has no bad
effect on the taste. The cost is given
at about 5 cents per thousand gallons,
one-third of which represents the ac
_jal cost of ozonizing.
An electric current running
through a wire will change the posi
tion of a compass needle placed near
the wire. The experiment can be
carried out with simple, material in
the following way:
Take a glass tilled with water, a
broad tumbler or champagne glass
filled half way with water, in which
a handful of salt has been dissolved,
a teaspoon, a fork with a metal
handle,. some corks in pieces the
size of a cherry stone, a sewing
needle, and a strip of zinc eight
inches long by one-quarter of an
Inch wide. After: electrifying the
needle with the help of, the mag&et,
by rubbing it over the steel, always: ih
the same direction,, make the needle
swim on the surface of the water in
Jhe large glass by laying it on a har
row atrip of paper. One end of Jthe
o«e4l* will point north. Place the
teaspoon over the glass above the
needle and pdiptinff in thes same
direction. Tie ijbe pLeces of »rfc ji6
piece: qf lm6n aad^ around the
tatiQfr «ttlpsfo#va»d di^ifcinto the
Mlt water, while, you place the teeth
it the fork on
sine onrandther place on the '-.tea*
spoon %hUe you dtp the other end. ft»
the salt water 'without touching the,
pieces of oonrk. As soon as the dne
is put in the water an, el^tjrte ottrreiiit
is formed, and the. swlhg' needle: is.
its former .position, to
return to. it as soon as the slko itf
taken out df the water,
Develop Electric Power.
The engineers who, in the interest
of: the Continental Trust Company of
Baltimore, Md., have tfeen investi
gating the possibility of using the
Susquehanna river for the develop
ment of great electrical power as is
done at Niagara, have reported fa
vorably.-! Plans lor the work have
been completed, with the exception
of certain details of hydraulio en
gineering. It is proposed to furnish
light and power to' Baltimore and
many other town# in the northern
part of the state between that city
and the river, and also Elkton, Wil
mington, Del., and other points east
of the river. The Continental Trust
Company, which has van option on
the purchase of the United Electric
& Power Company Of Baltimore until
Nov. 15, will. soon close the deal, in
volving nearly $1,000,»00. A new
company will probably be formed to
take this and other lighting and
power companies as part of the Sus
quehana power plan.
Safety 8top for Elevators.
Owing to numerous accidents caus
ed by the dropping of elevators .in
office and other buildings the laws
governing the erection of new build
ings and controlling elevators in
cities now require some sort of a
safety device to prevent the fall of a
car or reduce the shock to a minimum
should the cable chance to break.
The apparatus illustrated in the draw
ing is intended for use in old build
ings, where the saving of money is
desirable, as well as for the equip
ment of new buildings.
The invention consists of a pair of
toothed racks, which are secured on
opposite sides of the elevator well in
proximity to the guide rails, together
with the frame attached to that car
and carrying a pair of spur geai
wheels. Beneath the car will be seen
a wedge-shaped projection, and it is
this which stops the car when the
The frame carrying the wheel
hangs normally low enough to keep
the wheels out of touch with the
wedge, but upon, the breakage of the
cable the car is wholly unsupported
and begins to fall rapidly, while the
friction of the teeth in the racks re
tards the speed of the wheels, which
soon allows the wedge to drop be
tween them. As this edge entsrs be
tween the teeth it clogs the wheels
and brings the car to a stop, support
ing its weight on the racks on Either
side of the well. The Inventor of this
apparatus is William Fehler of Moun
Motion Through the Ether.
Physicists have concluded that the
earth In its motion does not drag the
ether along with it, and thus each
body on the earth's surface, in 'virtue
of its motion with the earth, is trav
ersed by a stream of ether. The ques
tion thus arises: Does light travel
through such a body with the same
speed along the stream of ether as'it
does against it, or across it? The ex
periments of Micaelsori and Morley in
America lead to an affirmative answer
for air. Lord Raylelgh, in England,
has obtained the same answer as to
liquids and Is row engaged on a re
search in respect to the phenomena
relating to solids.. iW...
Regulating Wireless Telegraphy.
A Berlin dispatch says that Count
Arco, one of the inventors of the
Slaby-Arco system of wireless tel
egraphy, has been appointed a dele
gate to the international conference
on wireless telegraphy proposed by
the German government. Count Arco
says the adoption of international
regulations for wireless telegraphy is
entirely, practical from a technical,
point of View. The Slaby-Arco Com
pany will soon, erect a- station in
France in oi^er to receive messages
from Auntie liners. ,,
it \Al(l''to^Have''Electrilo' Llght i:
Electricity £or lighting coaxShei has
passed: the 'experimental ttpte wlfjh
n||in line. Aumec$io&s< Air new
9oaches hereafter Swi^ be «aa!p$ed
terieB ai^ in»ny of thi ,rfd ooaches
wulH! Iila Mil mUw.*'
It should be washed ln lather of cold
iHilcjiiNM PR6RT BiP TJHE. FREE
t)f#pt OPlOAN'S KIDNEY PILLS
Ihd.—I received the free
.(•'bf^o^n's *Eidnev. Pills.' liiey are
splendid.-' I hMl an awful pain in my back
on taking the pills tlie pain left me right
away anal feel like anew man.—Stephen
Mrs. Addib Ahdhkws, F. D. No. 1,
Bbodhbad, Wxa.t writes: I received the
free trial of Doan's Kidney Pills with much
benefit My little nephew was suffering
terribly with kidney tro&ble from scarlet
fever. Two doctors failed to holp him and
he finally went into spasms. His father
gave him Doan's Kidney Pills and from
the second, dose 'the pain was lesB. He
began to gain and is to-day a well boy,
bis life saved by Doan's Kidney Pills.
About Twenty Years ^roih Now.
I: It was high noon in the palatial of
fices of the Hot and Cold Air Trust op
erator, Number One.
The great man himself had just
jcome in, and after carefully growing
hi4 day's profits from the safe, sat
reading his morning's mail
A messenger approached.
"Sir, there's a man outside to see
"Who is he."
"The president of the United States."
The great persoruige frowned.
"That fellow," he said, ominously,
has been! hanging around here for a
week.' Tell him to be off. I have
nothing for him!"-—Life* vs
List of Patents Issued This Week to
John M. Birtles, Cass Lake, Ming.,
folding oar lock Lemuel De Marias,
St. Paul, Minn., toy and puzzle Jo
seph Hall, Frazee, Minn., vegetable
slicer William Jacoby, Minneapolis,
Minn., fish hook Eugene La Force,
Two Harbors, Minn., cane and seat
Hans Larson, Crookston, Minn., har
row Samuel Richardson, Duluth,
tothrop and Johnaon, patent attoraeys, Bll
•tM Pioneer Preia Bide., St. Paul, Hlu.
Gave the Tip.
The sectioh of the tunnell was about
completed. The last charge of dyna
mite was in position. In a place of
safety the man below was waiting for
the signal, hio hand on the electric lev
An Anglomaniac had just returned
from abroad. More British than the
British, he. He was taking the air in
tile immediate vicinity. He stubbed
his toe against a loose board.
"Blast it!" he yelled.
That was also the coroner's'cue.
Thus again-does': fate pursue her de
vious courses, keeping her watchful
eye upon this, our country.
Nor ca.n it be said that he died a1
martyr to the caused for a true Briton
would have merely said:
"Blimey eye!" "Hoot, hoot!" or "Be
jabbers!" according1 to habitat.—-New
DB. B. H. Kuira, Ltd.. 31 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pa
In Rainy Weather.
"Peculiar thing about me," remarked
"What's that?" interrupted the walk
"I'm of most use when I'm used up."
"fc Harmeless Infatuation. =v
"Confound these literary clubs, I say!
My wife's crazy over Browning."
"So's mine. But I'm not raising any
objections. Browning's dead."—Wash
Ten thousand demons gnawing away at
one's vitals couldn't be mach worse than
the tort urea of itching piles Yet there's a
cure. Doan's Ointment never fails.
Pleasant Autumn Surprises.
"Oh, here is the milliner's bill for my
fall hat," she said, after the postman's
visit, passing the bill across the break-*
fast table to him.
No. He did not scowl, nor glare, or
muss up his oatmeal, or slam down his
knife and fork and jump up ferocious
"Only fifteen, hey?" said he, with a
pleased expression. "Cheap lid for the
money. Thought 'ud be twenty-five, at
'.The Captious Hotel Clerk.
"And you have no baggage?" in
quired the ehotel clerk of the actress.
"Baggage!" repeated the lady, scorn
fully. Here, take this: sealed package,
•and be careful of it. It contains me
The clerk looked at the
"Even one small battered trunk
would suit me better," he grimly mur
mured.—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
rv^^hiD^-backs-are' eaa^d.' Sdfei'badK, aM
iQln paihfe bvercome. Swelling of the
limbf And dropsy signs Vanish.
.Th^^arrecturine withbrick dust sedi
ment, colored,- eteelslve, pain Jn
paisinit:: .dabbling, frequency.' Doaii's
^lto di88ol ve and remove calculi
•v^ Ifeueye hean palpitation,
eepljBa^i^^ headache, neryousness.
trial of pilUk
I had bladder trbu
Such a Waste.
Mrs. Bizzy—I's so sorry to hear that
your wife has been throwing the crock
ery at you, Casey. Where did she hit
Casey—Faith, ma-am!- That's
,Oi do be afther complainlnn' av.
a Whole set av dishes broke to jtieceSi
she nlver hit me wanst—BrdoklW
u-- Works Off the CJoid .1v'
the flrststroke ,of the clock wifffw^T'
bocome an employer.
"Few people under the «ge'of
are, «atlsfled with the
mark a Hum ms^es iho' eif'
They done, ae
get up often during mght Ntlr ueep
bade iagone,also h^sche:^^^^
FREE FOfl THfe ASKING.
FoerrR-MiunRii^Oo, Bnifi^o, If. Y?'
Pleaae send me by mail, wiUiout duumi
trial box Doan'i Kidney Pills.
any rase tBsw I» uuif wivwa.. ovuu iur iui
"What a peculiarly-shaped table,f
said the prospective boarder. "I nev
er saw a dining table with all thosf
concave curves before."
Join the Pretzel Varnishers' Unioi
Hanover—I never see you at woi
Millett—No I was-thrown out
employment when the fashion of col
ing meerschaums went out.—Bost
S. Hallenbeck, Chicago, 111.,
"ueing afflicted with Boils I purcha
box of Cole's Carbolisalve, applied, fri
few times and I am mors tium pleai
ray that they ate cored. It was done, I
Without taking any medicine or
thing but Cole's Carbolisalve."
A Real Baby.
"The Higglnsons, up stairs haV.:
real lovely baby, haven't they?"
"Well," growled the man in the
er flat, "I guess it's a good enough
acre-lot baby, but It's no kind of a li" /,
building baby. You, ought to hear
yell."—Chicago Evening Post
Port-office «ii ..I, ir
state...... .... •.
(Cot oat eoapon on dotted line* and naUM
Woe Be te Hlni.
George—I have been invited to a
"flower party" at the Pinkies. What
does It mean?
Jack—That Is one of the newest
Florist—He's one of my best custom*
era Add eight or ten more for good
A Puzzled Housewife.
"Hello!" called Mrs. Cookem, over
the 'phone. "Is this Mr. Sellem's gro
"Well, you folks sent me a'cake
patent plum pudding and a cake (im
itation coal this morning for'
"Yes, ma'am. And do you wish to
order some more?"
"I don't know. You'll have to seniii
someone down to explain matters. Pvt
put one cake on the fire and the othe
in the oven, and JE can't tell whethe
the plum pudding smell comes froi
the fire-box or the pudding pan."
It Is a new form of
birthday party. Each guest must send
Miss Pinkie a bouquet containing as
many flowers as she is years, old, and
the flower muBt have a meaning. Study
the language of flowers before orders
Florist's Boy (a few hours later)—
A gentleman left an order for twenty
of these flowers to be sent to Miss
Pinkie, with his card.
S100 Reward •lOO.
The readers of this paper will be pleased
learn that there, is at least one dreaded dlser
£hat solenoe has been able to cure In all:
'stages,and, that is Catarrh. Ball's Catat
Cnre.ls theonly p»itlve eurenbwkn^inito
:medical fraternity. Catarrh belnt a' oofcstlt-'
.tltnsl disease, requires a eoastltutlonal-.tre
ment. Hallls Catarrh
Cure is taken Interna'. -.
aetlng dlreetly upon the blood and mucous ^neui
faces of the system, thereby destroying j' .can
foundation of tne disease, the petit
strength by butldlns up the eonstltui
sting nature in doing Its work.
have so much faith in its curat ,L Vr"r/*
lat they offerOneHnndred Dollars vl-'
tKat it fails to.cure. Send for list 'M ,• «Hdet
Address F. J. GHBNEY & CO., Toledo, a
Soldbydrugglsts'TOc. -.•• -:'M
Hall's Family Puis are the best
"No," said the boarding house kee
er "but unless the table was cut
in that fashion they couldn't get neb
enough to it our boarders, I mean
They become so stout."
Won in a Walk.
"Say, how did you get off in the
"Made first bass on four bawls."
,®a|ld« up the system puts ptire,
blood, in the veins makes men and won
stinong and healthy Burdodt Blood Bit:
.True dignity, jnever: gaineds
place, uid never lQ|t when honors
•:f' am swreElao's Cure' for Ontsuaptlon I
Bteidixlcal though it may sc-|
man is usd^lly' thrown-rtn .wia
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