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TMS "SHEIKS DAUGHTER" SUN DAY'S SUBJECT. Ik Yoit: Kind S I, a. rallaws: "llaw I . gta la I i... I. at jMkra, III . :.. r I . il.. I f ktldlaa.' In the southeastern part of Arabia a man ! sitting by a well. It U an arid country, and water ta sesree, ao that a wall la of (real vslue, and flock and herd ara driven vast dlstsucr. to have thel- tblrat slaked. Jetbro. a Midlands abelk and priest, waa ao for tunate as to have seven daughter, am they are practical girls, and yonder j may come uriviug me sneep ana cattle aad camela of tbelr father to tha wat 1 erlng. They lower the bucketa and ! then pull them up, tbe water plashing j on lb stones snd ( billing their feet, i and the troughs are filled Who Is that man out there sluing unconcerned i and looking Why doea he not come to help the women In tbls hard ! work of drawing water Hat no soon- ar have the dry lips and panting no- trlla of the flocka begun to cool a little i In the brimming trough of the well. than mm. ...... h - - - ! ' "' " .w break in m.n i.. ..a -ok -i..t.. - - and about, drive back ,b. animal, that wars drinking, and affright thsss girl, until ibey fly n retreat, and the flocks of these Ill-mannered shepherd are driven to tbe troughs taking tbe places of the other flocka. Now that man slt.lng by the well begins to color up. and his eye flashes with Indignation, j and all the gallantry of his nature la aroused. It Is Moees. who naturally bad a quirk temper anyhow, a. he dem on.tr.ted on one occasion when tri saw an Egyptian oppressing an Israel ite and gave the Egyptian a sudden clip and hurled him In ths sand, and aa he showed afterward when he hrnkr all tbe Ten Commandments at once by shattsrtng the two granite alabe on "vhlch the law was written. Hut the ii, justice of this, treatment of tbe seven girl. set. blm on lire with wr.th. and ha take this shepherd by the throat, and pushes hack another shepherd till ha falla over the trough, .ml aim. a tanning blow between the eye. of an other, a. he cries. "Hegone. you vll lalna'" and be hoots snd roars at the i beep and rattle and camels of these Invadeta and drives them hark: and having cleared the place of tbe deapera- does, be told the .even girl, of this Midland sheik to gather their flocks together and bring them again to tbe watering O. you ought to see a fight between tbe shepherds at a weli In tbe Orient as I saw It In December. IW. There were here a group of rough men who had driven tbe cattle msny miles, snd nere anomer group .no nan driven Ik. I. Hltl U II f, I tbelr rattle ss many mllea. wbu should have precedence' Such rlaah Ing of bucketa! Such hooking of horns' Such kicking of hoofs! Such vehe ence in a language I fortunately could f .rtunal. arletocrary of the north and other atorlea compared with the btogra Bot un-lemtand' Now tbe .beep with a Wuth. whose large fortunes have failed phy of Moses! from tbe lattice of her peculiar mark across th'tr woolly barks were at the trough, and now the sb"p of another mark It waa on of the moat esrltlng scene. I ever witnessed An old book i!e. rU.es one of these contention at sn eastern well when It ays: "One day the poor men. the "htows inwear-c orphans met together and we;, driving their camels and their flock ,rink and .ere all standing ly the water-side. Dajl came up and gtoSpsd them all, and tooV possession Of the water for bis master's cattle Just then an old woman belonging to the tribe of Abs came up and accosted blm In a suppliant manner saying 'He ao good. Master Dajl aa lo let my rattle drink They .re all the property I asseaaaa auu I in 117 nieir mil I lly my flock, have compassion on me Grant my rrqurat and let them drink ' Then came another old woman and ad dressed him oh Master Da)l. I am a poor weak old woman as you see Tlmeb.sde.lt hardly with me It haa 1 - aj lis arrow, at me. and Its dally si I nightly i-alamltle. have destroyed all my men. I have lot my children and my husband, and since then have been In great dlslreu. These aheap are all that I nxsess Ut them .Iritik tor 1 live on in inua mat tuey pro dure. Pity my forlorn state. I have no one to tend them Therefore grant my supplication and of thy kindness let them drink ' Hut In this rsss tbe brutsl slsre. so far from granting this humble request, smote ths woman to tbe ground." A like srrlmmage ha. taken plare st the well In the triangle of Arabia be tween the Hedoutn shepherd, snd Moses rhsmplonlng the rsus of the seven daughtera who had driven their father's flocka tn the watering. One of these girls. Zlpporah, her nsme mesnlng "tittle bird." waa fascinated by thl. herolr behavior of Moses: for however timid womsn herself may be. he slwsys sdmlres courage in a man Zlpporah became the bride of Moaea. one of tbe mightiest men of all the rentiirle Zlpporah little thought that that morning a h helped drive her father's flocks to the well, she was splendidly deciding her own destiny. Had aha stayed In the tent or house while th other six .laughters of the sheik tended to their herds, her life would probably have Uen a tame and uneventful life In the solitudes. Hut her Industry, her fidelity to her father's Hiteri-M. her pltlt of helpfulness briioght her Into league with one of the grandest characters of all history. They met at that famous well, nnd whlle "he admired therouragrofMo.es be admlird the filial behavior of Zip- porah. The fart that It took the aeven daughter to drive the flocks to the well Implies that they were Immense flocka. and thai lo-r father was a man of wealth What was the use of .lp porah " bemesnlng heaaelf with work rhen she might have recllneil on the hillside near her father', tent, and plucked buttercups, and dreamed out rnmance.. and sighed Idly to the winds and wept over Imaginary songs to (he brooks. No, ahe knew tbst work was honorable and that every girl ought to have something to do, and ao ahe sttrt" with the tile.liing ami lowing auu billowing and neighing drove, to the well f..r the watering. groin ' every home there are flocks .atvlsfuvcs of cares and anxieties, and every daughter of the family, though lbie be hi vi ii. ought to be doing her part to tske csr- of th. flock. In man households not only Is Zlpporah. But all her iter. without practical an' u,,tt, 'P'Tinent. Msny of ' lata and proaprroua matrimonial alliance, but bam, the Cod of laaac, and the Uod of some lounger Ilka tbemselTsa will j Jacob, bath aent ma unto ycu." It 1 eomo alone, aid after counting- the ' that thought be divinely accurate, let large number of father Jethro sheep ma aak. What ara a doing by prayer ni rm'U "' mmk Propoaal that and by a holy life for the redemption of will be aicrpted; and neither of them the nest four hundred years? Our work having done anything more practical Is not only with the people i I the lt than to chew chocolate caramels, the trr part of the nineteenth century, but two nothings will start on the road of v.lth those In the closing of the twen llfe trgctber, arery atep more and more tletb century, and the Hasina of the a failure. That daughter of the Midi- 1 twentv-first cantsrv anil ih. ,in.in. nf mn aoeii will never find hr Moees mi- . . ... I Mm of America' Imitate Zlpporab. io something prictical I)o something "'iprui. V something well Many have fathers with great flocks of ab- j It drops, then notwithstanding the In sorblng duties, and such a father needs j flnenca will go on la ether latltudea 1 help In home, or office, or field. Co and longtltudes of Cod's eralverss. ol" nd help him with the flocks. The '-to mai so many men now condemn 'hemselves to unafflanced and solitary because they cannot support tbe , modern young woman, who rises at i half past ten In the morning and re "re after midnight, one of the trash novel in her bands moat of the ,,Dle between the late rising and the '"'a retiring a thouaand of them not worth one Zlpporah. There Is a question that every father d mother ought to aak the daughter I l bre.kf.at or tea table, and that all tha itaiiahi.e. .k. .i.k. .k.iw . " oticht to safj .,,k ,k... "U'h.t ..m - - Wjtlft fortune should fall. If sickness should prostrste ths bread- winner. If the flocka of Jethro should be destroyed by a sudden eirarslon of wolves snd bear, and byrnaa from the mountain? What would yoa do for a living? Can you support yourself? Can '"" e rare of an Invalid mother or brother or .liter a. weP a. yoarself Yea. bring It down to what any day might come to a proapsrcua family. "Can you cook a dinner If the servants should make a atrlke for higher wages and leave that morning?" Every min ute of every hour of every day of every year there .re f.mllle. flung from pros perity Into b.rdsblp. and alas If In such exigency the seven daughter, of Jethro can do nothing but alt aronnd and cry and wait for some one to come and bunt them up a situation for which 'I O't St they have no qualification something useful get at It right away! Do not aay: "If I were thrown upon my own resources would become a music teacher " There are now more music teacher, than could lie supported If they were all Moiarta and Wagners and Hamlela. Do not aay: to embroidering slippers." "I will go There are mors slippers now than there are fret e Our friend snd W.ahlngton towns man. W. W. Corroran. did a magnlfl- cent thing whin he ball! and endowed tbe "Louise Home for the support of the unfortunate aristocracy of the south the people .ho oner hsd everv- thing but have come to nothing. We .ant another W W Corroran to bnlld ,,. I .. u - I b iiuir iiome ror tnr unfortunate artatiM-rary of tbe north. Hut la.tlto- ' tton Ilk that In every city of the land could not take care of one-halt the an and who. through lark of acquaintance i'h any atyie ot work, cannot now , earn their own bread. There nerd, to lie peaceful, yet rad- i Iral revolution among most of the proa- pi-roii. homes of America, by which the legant do-uothlngs may ha transform- 4 Into practical do-something. Iet useleas women go to work ami rather tbe flock Come. Zlpporah. let me In- troduce you to Mope-.! Hut y.ui do not cbulc to demonstrate hi. w -! ... the mean that this man affianced to this one bowl containing ruble, and tbe country girl waa tbe gr.-at Mo.es of other containing coals of Are. Sufa hl.tory. do you? You do nut mean that , cU-ntly wise .as he to take the gems, be was the man who afterward , but. divinely directed, bs took ths coals wrought stirh wonder.? Barely, you and put tbem to hla mouth, and bl. n. n....l. M.e I1l.ui Wlifme t.T.17 .iroppsd. wriggled Into a serpent, and. then. hitched, stiffened again Into s staff' You do not mean tbe challenger of Egyptian thrones and pal .1. .? You do not mesn him who struck the rock so hard it wept In a stream for thirsty hosts? Surely, you do not mesn the man who stood alone with Cod on the quaking Hlnaillc ranges, not him g whom the lied ses ws. .urrenilercd' Yet. the same Moses defending the sev en daughter, of the Mldl.nltlsh sheik: who afterward rescued . nation You sea John Knox presetting the coronation sermon of Jami-s VI.. and 1 arraigning 0 n Mary ami Lord Darn- ley in s public discourse at Edinburgh. and telling tbe French ambassador to 1 go mime and call hla king a murderer; John Knox making all Christendom feel his moral power, and at his burial the Esrl of Morion aavlns "Here II 'th a man who in hla life never feared the fa.e of man." Where did John Knox get much of bis schooling for such reaoundtng snd everlsatlng VBisvsment He got It while In chain. pulling at the boat's osr in French j captivity Michael Faraday, one of j the greatest In the scientific world. I did not begin by lecturing In the unl- . veralty. He begsn by washing bottlee ' In the experimenting mom of Humph rey Dsvy. nonetiiinilen. the lm- tnortsl poem of Thomas f.mpMI was first rejected !; a newspaper editor and In the notes to correspondents ap peared the words: "To T. C.-The lines commencing. On Linden when the sun was low.' are not up to our standnrd I'oetry la not T. C.' forte." nh' it Is a rough read to nny kind of valuable u,.. es S., ih.- privations and hardship of your life may on a smaller scale be the preface and In- foductlon to usefulness and history. See also In thla call of Moses that (ld has n great memory. Four hun- 1 dred yeara before he had promised the i deliverance of the oppressed Israelite, of Egypt. The clo.-k of time ha. struck the hour, and now Moses la called to the work of rescue. Four hundred , yeara Is a very long time but you see Cod can remember a proml.o four i.unureii years as well as you can rememlier four hundred mm Knur humlrid years Includes all your sncestry that you know anything about ami ail tne promise, made to them anil we may expect fulfillment In our heart and life of all the bleating pro dieted to our Christian anre.try cen turies ago. You have a dim remem brance, if any remembrance at all, of your great grandfather, but God sees those who were on their knee. In IM II. wen lis inline on uo-ii kliae ill IBS. -nd the blessing, he promised the for mer and t licit descendants have arrived or will arrive. While piety Is not her editary. It Is n grand thing to have had a ploti. ancestry. Ho God In thla chap ter cajls up the pedigree of (be people whom Mobc. was to deliver, and Muses Is ordered to Mr to then. The frd Cxi of jour toilwia, th Ood of Abra- tbe Slj lllDai century tury. anil the iilrd century. . If the wnr'il w ' loelng of tha tweoty-thl for four hundred years continues to swine anill that ilmr .,r ,r The world bus no other such man to loss as Glsdsloos; the church baa no other such champion to mourn over. I hl never cease to tbsnk Ood that on Mr. Uladsone's Invitation I vtaUsd him at llawardcn and heard from hla own llpa bla belief In the authenticity of tha Holy Bcrlpturee. tha divinity of Jeaua i Christ, and ths grandeura of the world to come. At bla table and la tha walk through bla ground 1 n Impressed as I 1 waa naver before, and probably will never be seal a with tha mlMt ,.f a .lure . lonrlUd t0 0h1 and tbe .... . .. wuriu a oeueraaeni. iu ui preaenc or . . . aui o m man. wnai nave tnoae to sa .bo profe, , tbink that our r.llgb.n , . piuuum,,, m4 wttlk ,Dd row. ardly ami unreasonable affair' Man ti l's. William K. CUdalonc! HUH further, watch tbls apectacle of genuine courage. No wocder when Mo ses scattered tbe rude shepherds, fie won Zlpporab' heart What mattered It to Moses whether the cattle of the aeven daughter of Jethro were driven from the trough by the rude herds men? Sens of justlcs Bred his cour age, and ths world wants more of the .putt that will dars almost anything to ses other, righted. All ths time st well, of comfort, st well, of joy. at well, of religion, and at well, of litera ture there are outrage, practiced, the wrung herd, getting the flxat water. Those who have the previous right corns in last. If they come In at .11. Tk..k n. -- u '.. . ... . an euo . c hiti prre ins lot s strong man to set things right! I am o glad that .ben Uod haa an eepeclal work to do. ba has some one ready to 1 accomplish It. Ia there a Bible to trans late, there Is . Wlckllff to translate It; If there la a literature to be energized, there I. a Shakespeare to energise It; If there la an error to .mile, there 1. a I.uther to smite It; If there Is to be a nation freed, there Is a Moees to free IL Hut courage la needed In religion, In literature In statesnianihlp. In al sphere, heroics to defend Jethro's seven daughtera and their flocka and put t0 night ths lusolrnt invaders And thoaa hi An ih. .... nrV .in via somewhere high reward. Tbe loudeat rheer of heaven I. to be given "to blm . . that on rcometh " a Ob. what a fascinating and inspiring character this Mo' How ume all bathing house on ths Nile. Thennutla. daughter of Pharaoh, sees blm In the floating cradle of papyrus leaves made water tight Uy bitumen: his Infantile cry is heard among the marble palace, and princess, bush htm with their lui- lables, workmen by tbe roadside drop tbelr work to look on hi in a hen a a boy he passed, to r.eautltul waa he, two howls put befur bla Infant eyea for ..lie le u... riurni and h. ara. l.rr . stammerer all hit day, so that he de- dared. In Exod. 4 10, "I am alow ot apeecb and of slow tongue;" on and on until be set firm foot among the crum bling baaalt, snd his ear waa not deaf ened by the thunderous ' ihou shall not" of Mount Slnal; tbs man who went to the relief of the Israelites who were scourged because without chopped straw they were required to mske firm brlcka, tbe atory of their oppreolon found rhlaeled on the tomb of Rochere at Tbebea; and when bl. armies wsrs Impeded by venomous serpents, snt crates of Ibises, th snsks destroying bird., to clear the way to that hi. host . 1 ci Id march straight ahead, thus aur- prising tbs enemy, who thought they But Uk another route to avoid th f'POlea, the whole sky an aquarium to Jrt0 I1111 or h,m and the hoat fol- lowing, the only man In all ages whom m. ..a.a .aa .... I CnrUl llk'n' 10 hlm'lf: the man of whom U u wr,t'n- "J'bovah spoke un- 'ce 10 isce s. s man apesgeth to hi. friend," the msn who hsd the mo,t won(lrou 'UMrl "f time. th. 1 Lord Jomln Jown out besven to bury him. No human lips to read the service. No choir to chant a Psalm. No organ to roll a requiem. No angel alighting upon the scene; but Ood lay ing him out for tbe last sleep; God up turning th' earth to receive the saint; am.w.l h I n . a hunbltia k. .1 I (jJavfl ,he aored form; God. with fare- wel! and benediction, closing tbe su blime obsequies of law-giver, poet snd warrior. "And no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day." Get your eye on him. Instead of trying to Imitate some i mailer example. A great snow storm came on a prnlrle ln Minnesota, and a farmer In a sleigh i ... t0t. and after a while atrurk th track of another sleigh, and felt cheer ed to go on, since h had found the track of another traveler. He heard .ili lgh bells preceding him. and hasten ed on and on and caught up with his predecessor, who sa.a: "Where are you going?" I am following you." was the answer I hat mine hack. The fact Is that they were both lost, and bad ! gone round and round In a circle. Then they talked the mailer over, and, look ing up, aw tbe north star, and toward the north waa their home, and they atarted straight for It. Oh. Instead of Imitating msn like ourselves, and cir cling round and round, let us look up and taks aome starry guide like Moses, and follow on tintn we Join him amid the "delectable mountains." You say you can not reach his character. Oh, no. Neither can you reach the north star, but you can be guided by Its heav enly pointing. Disinfectant, and perfumes ran be diffused by a newly-patented night light consisting of a candle around which Is wound an absorbent rasing which carries tbe perfume and vapor ises slowly ga the caudlt burn down ward, i A CEXTUR V A N D Tii R K K JOHN L. THOMAS 18 STILL HALE AND HEARTY. Is one of the most beautiful and un ite, i. Watea nssxlo. ITs. a.4 fas posing room, la tbe rapltol. It oeru Haaaaiakar Haa. 1 eat. Tkat Wees I piss a part of the Spec between ths K.-.r.iea wiavty inn Aga-BM 1 rotun ia be the prsasat house of rap- Ve i .... aae la u. t WBSS? Z- gKJ I V HERE are a o many eltlsa la ths country that ran jI.Im - -. . IBaY v. a i.m.wH' K If M . Ian. but Racine. In ths . i tmv.j wi. , person of John I. Tbomaa. who la thraa veara neat ! mTmS mark sad hearty aa m a n y men of 76 ur M year, of age Thle remarkable man waa born In the parish ef Whittord, two miles from Holywsll. Flintshire, north Wales March 10, 17M. When ha waa about 10 years old bis mother died and hla father placed two children with their grandparents, one of them being tbe StVliouM narUh o Llan h MCar 'louse, parish or uanllechld. tar- subject of this sketch He Heed at aarvonahlre When he as oM em.uah srvonaBire. vv nen ne waa old enough k was aanr tn th. Panrhvn .rt. n.i.r ?. ""C lnSTSSSSZ to Ighliorhood. earn a living. Afterward he was employed aa a helper In th garden and nurseries of Penrhyn caatle. the aristocratic and magnificent seat of Lord Penrhyn. When IS years old he enlisted for firs years In the Carnar vonshire mllltla. Tbua he could re tain hla ait nation aa well aa attend to bl. military duties, aa It required only a few weeka In the year to drill. Ths moat marveloua thing about him JOIIN L. THOMAS Is his retentive memory He can give --"' 1 "a isii a.euen over ninety years .go. HI hearing ' and eyesight sre very good, his general I health fair and he haa been able to at- , ,wu.or "m" "rry Sunday during tbe .Inter and often on week nlgbts. His step Is Arm. and he walka aa upright aa many men of 1 years, in tne summer ne spemis much of his time fishing on the harbor piers. He married his Drat wlf In Wales, and in 111 he migrated with bis family to Canada, and bla wife died there. He again married a native of naie. in itji ne ana a part oi ni family moved to tbe Vnlted States snd aettled at Racine. III. second wife anas many yeara ago Thirteen chil dren were born to him by his two ! wive. Seven have died and three ' son. aad three daughtera urvtve. Ac cirdlng to present appearances Mr. Thomas will live many year more He now lives with his .laughter, Mrs. J Culler. In Racine. I .. Bl.lf. I. . .. A charming anecdote Is told of Pro fessor D'Arcy Thompson. Whlls con ducting examinations at a rsrtaln uni versity be learned that one of the stu dents to k examined, a young lady, waa to timid and so nervous that It waa likely that the would not do her self Justice and he wa. aaked to make allowance for this. Professor Thomp- whn the power of Niagara would ba oum p,r" ,Dl1 anally found It hld son aaked to be presented to her before delivered at tbe door of the consumer trom 'w br trouD of cctl- a few momenta at their disposal he would ne pleased If the would show blm about the museum She gladly as sented to thla. and they spent a de- Hgbtful half hour When the dreaded tlB' approached the nervousness of ths )un woman tiecame apparent Final B a. M a . a . T summoned courage to ask wh'n the ordeal would take place. The con- "'" ""W oot.ous rro fessor Thompson told her th dreaded hour was ovsr. While they sauntered about he had put her through a rigid examination. She had answered hi I queatlona brilliantly, and more than satisfied him. A naantlat v. . . i McMurty (wildly)- Yure anlther' An' far two plna OI'd come over Intll yure yard an' bate yet. McTamany (excitedly)-Did yes hear thot. Hanor h? T'row me out yure pln-cuahlon, dnrllnt - Judge. Th I ..rnfe.l l't. llin.k r. "Yes." said the Cornfed Philosopher. "I used to see how faat I could mske my money go, but now I try to see bow far It will go." Indianapolis Journal. ON THE STAGE. Marie Corrlll has dramatised her novel Ha rah has" and It will be play. . I In America eoon. Maurice lli-mhardt haa turned dratu- atlat and written a play In which hla mother will appear as soon a she recovers from her recent Illness. It ! a dramatisation of George Sands novel ' "Gabriel." Verdi ha written three new arrd pieces a Siabat, for two choruses and orchestra; a Ts Drum, for chorus and orchsstrs. and a praysr, for two so prani, a mxto-soprann and contralto without accompaniment. Tbe words of the prayer are taken from th last canto of Dante' "Divine Comedy." All three are to be given on Good Friday at the grand opera of Paris and pei hips Verdi will go to Paris for tbe oc casion, to luperlntend the rehearsals and to conduct the orchestra. Pedigree, and spltaph r to perpetual reai STATU AHV HALL. A LUIS Tath Sknl BBJ InuratKi a as ax i I Cases. The old ball of tbe bouae of tatlvea. now known as Statuary bail. rsssstatlves. Uk ths supreme court room, u i m ths form of a semi-elrcl. aad lu domelike celling la paneled. iinruw in suoausa. ricn colors, it la nlnety-ovs ft la length and slitr , fast to ths ansa of ths dons, from which rise a cupola through whose l0',ov uBt t0 to ball la admitted, j ",v""i ins semi-cirri is coijnnaa of native variegated marble, with Whlfa r'.rlelkl.n - - .. .1 v..,u...j -.arrival, iwi ui loe "rH- by th. .peak- zia 1 cwussas, similar to ins others, supporting a fine arch. Within the tympanum of ths arch Is a majea- Uc figure of Liberty, with eitended band holding a acroll, while beslds bar, with unfoldsd wings, la our na tional bird, ths eagle Above tha en trance leading from the rotunda, la a beautiful piece of sculptors represent- , lag ths Muss of History on th winged car of Tims. The wheel of the car Is tbe dial of a clock. The Sgura stands with pen aad tablst in hand, and seems about to record the event as , tlms rolls on. Ths whole is supported OS a globs, around which clrclss tha sodlac By act of congress In 1M4. ' thla ball waa reserved for a national memorial hall, and each stats waa Is vltsd to contribute two statues of Its most distinguished cltlsena In bronx or In msrbls. A number of states have responded, and within lu walla are statues of Ethan Allen. Robert Fulton. Daniel Webater. George Washington, Alexander Hamilton. Henry Clay. Ah- j rsham Lincoln and others. Among ths latest contributions Is the statue of a noted mlssionsry gf pioneer day. from ths state of Michigan Maryland also end one of o'lste senator which aland, .brouded tn white, waiting the usual unveiling ceremonies Statuary hall baa peculiar arouetlc properties. I Word, whispered In certain corners sound aa lf spoken aloud In others, and a conversation may be carried on by persons whose faces are turned to opposite corners of tbe room. Near tha renter of tbs Boor, a few feet aparL are two stooee. which afford an in teresting puxsle to a visitor. Persons standing upon these .tone, and con vening are surprised to bear tbe sound of their voices tome from abov tbem, a. If dropped from the celling Tbeee are not tbe only peculiarities of tbls hall. In tbe variegated marble of the column, one ran aee facea. blrda. plants and many other pictures; often the Imagination Is flexible enough to rec ognise some of these facea as belonging to prominent legislators and senators Tha nam of Web.ier Clay. A da ma. Calboan and others as lllustrlou. ars cloie,r )Hg4aiaa w,.h ,D1 hl.,orlc pltc, A nom ,djo(nlng mm0, ,,,. orable by tbe death within Ita walla of John Qulncy Adam. A metal star In the marble floor of Statuary ball ln. pot where he fell, stricken ... ... , with a mental Illness during a session of congress. In tbe early years of tbe war. soldiers were quartered here, aa In other parts of the rapltol. and the r.u.m am. llu. naarf . , li.,,.rl tnm th, ,rk , W0UndH POSSIBILITIES OF ELECTRICITY. Urea. Bj T !.... Ska Keallae lis Vaai llllltl. Ever since tbe electric light snd power Industry began to be a factor 1 In the economic affairs of the indue ' trial world It. adaptation to tbe work of transmitting tbe power of waterfall. to more or lea. distant points baa been ths dream of those who realise Its vast possibilities and who believe that tbe Ingenuity of man I. equal to the task of overcoming any difficulties that may be encountered In attempta to find a successful solution of the problem, aaya Popular Science Monthly For more than twenty years those who may be tailed electrical enthusiasts bars prophealed that the day would come 1 hav provided tbe means for carrying ; out an undertaking of this kind If they had been given tbe proper aaiuraur by elertrieal engineer of prominence 1 that the result sought for could be at- talned. Such assurance, however. could not ba given; for. slthough It Is I ... a known tbst there ts no difficulty In the way ot aacompiiahing aurh a result theoretically, the practical develop ment of the art haa not reached stage that would render the realisation of aurh an undertaking possible QUITE A CONVENIENCE. London la experimenting with new nubile teleohnne call-office klorka which have been placed In some of ths public thoroughfarea. Tbe kloaka are very foreign-looking and rearmbls the CALL-OFFICE KI03K. newspaper .lands In rnsjar. It tbs kiosk srs a, surress they ars likely to .presd to rt.her cities. ri)ls WhUlllug K.I. A huge eel of the FIJI Islands, fifteen feet long, Is reported to have t pacU" liar threw formation .nuslng 't to , Whtafle whan e.e'.ed 1 ... ..IT. k-aaa TOO ML III SCIENCE. THE LATTER OAV IDEAS INFALLIBILITY. OF flaw Old lUenew. rravas ll-rwas See Mlgfctlar Tfcaa All Ike If.agl. Malkaa Estaat aa-taral rroafe Ara tiled. "flood movning. Reuben." "Mornla. " The old man ahook himself oat of ths corner of the car Into which he was snugly huddlsd when ths other shot """us me ooor as ins motorman threw on half the power la a chunk, aays the Hlttaburg Newa. Nl'e wssthsr. aftsr all. Isn't It?" "Yea. purty good. Jlst about aoft nough." Doing any plowing yet?" 'Utile Worked some of the sloping abound last week and think I'll do som of tbe high places tbls wssk If It don't rain no more." 'Groundhog had to take It all back. l"',n 1 be?" Reuben looks oat of ths window thout answering The other repeata ,h question In another form and Reu- ben says alowly : "' 6oa't kaow about that. Ths way (ba westhsr's been I don't b'llsvs hs een his shadder." "vVell. he could have seen It and It amounts to ths same aa if be bad. You know so long's there la a squint of sun- light he's hound to ase his shadow." "But s posla' bs don't ass the sun, then whalT" That hla mistake He ought to as It If It's out." "Well, I tell you, if It wa out he'r Mn 11 aD0 ,hl' weather abowa ha didn't. Can't tell ms aothln' llhs (bat " "Seems to hsve made a mistake tbls uu ,BTWT "Don't believe It. There's too much of thl. akeptlc bualnesa, anyhow. Half the people don't b'lleve nutbln' now. Mighty Samson! Some people-d tsll rou ,h' lf rooster crow. In front of rour ooor "ere won t be no atran- gera coma tbst day And they'll tell you that If your foot Itches in the sols with your boots on. you won't walk on strange ground. Roarln' Cain! I'm glad I bold to my faith as wstl's I do!" "Well, you know people are mors el art now than when we were young There I. no doubt less faltb and more science then there was then and that makea a dlf "Scl-pooh! Great ball, of soap! What does sclsnce do when she goes agin the farta. bey? Tbat'a what I want to know." "Fact atwys agree with science, or science slways agrees with facta, 1 be lieve I. right tuesssM "That', what I want to know. Now. here. When I was about thla big. back In Berks county, they waa a woman what had a baby that waa bora to be drowned a certain day: Ita tlms waa to corns then. The woman aha natchally don't want tbe baby to drownd and what .1,... .k. at.. --- ... a- " " lu along of her when she goes out In Lbs Held and takes It 'way up on a high hill. Shs was bound to save th child If It could be don. No water within mile of the place. So abe takes the baby and puts It on a lot of leaves shs gathered up. s regular bed of m. snd goes on shout her work. During tbe dsy she rome back now and sgin to aee If It s all right Well. sir. tbs last time she come what do you s'poee? There was th baby layln' drowned desd. What's your science got to say bout things like tbst. bey? Spring of water Juat rls up outen tbe ground and drownded tbe baby. Science? Oil out! That'a genuine, that Is. I tell you, sir. It's too much science that's hurtln' as that's what It la" WHITE AND BLACK PEPPER. They am aWM Mask la Maklag Hl.i.,,, freai lta.li Tleiea. Superintendent Miller had heard that there waa a pepper plant In the collection In Horticultural hall In Fair- aay me rnuaiteipnis Ledger. "This. " as said, la tbe piper nigrum, which furnishes us with that culinary requl site th ordinary black and whit pep per. Few of thoee who now purchase It for a fsw cents per pound realise the enormous value that was formerly sst upon It and tbe very great Influence whl, h th deslrs for regular and plen- It If ,. t BBSS . . la - - - A . a. a a tlful supplies of It exerted on the his tory of mankind." Neither flower nor fruit Is to be seen oa the shrub In tbe conservatory, aor does It appear to be In good condition. "At horns." Dr. Mil ler continued. "It bears broadly ovate Ave to seven nerved stalked leave. In Its natlvs forests of Travsorors aad Malabar, la India. It la a perennial climbing shrub, growing to a height ot twenty ..r thirty fet. Both black and whlt PPP" produced by tbe sam plant, the former being the unripe ber ryiik fruit and ths latter ths fully ma tured berries whsn freed from the dsrk outer layer of pericarp. "The word pepper Is derived from tbe Sanskrit name for ons variety of It. pippall, the change of T into r having been mad by the Peralana. whose ancient alpha bet contained no 'L' " latereailng Faria lK,nl rer.,.lr.n.,o Home Interesting Inveatlgatlons have been made In the matter of perspira tion, and the following conclusions have been arrived at: The perspira tion I more concentrated on the right Ide of the body; It would, bv the wav te Interesting to know whether the oiw poalte was the caae In th left-handed. The palm of the hand sweata four times more than th akin of th chest, and the cheek one and one half times much. There ts a slow Increas in the sweat In the afternoon, especially noticeable from eight to twelve o'clock at nlgbt. After midnight there 1 a diminution Feeding haa but little In-, flu. ti. .. on thla fuuctlon. Elevation of the uaroundlng temperatur locreaaea the v&rsplratlon. HU ii,.. Aunt Jane ''Mr. Ooodley seem ha Be surh an exemplary young man." Flo "Yea; he Is th sort of young msn thst should be mads an example of." PUk-Me-Up. Love Isn t blind. A girl In lore can see ten times more in ths object ol r n MmM B,' Q BUSCllons than any on USE FOR TOADS AND SATta a rite. Dr. Clifton T. Uodg. aaststent pr feaaor of physiology aad aerirotogy at Clark Culvers-, la Worcester. Mass. hasi bees devoting a good deal of ttats) of lata to tha Introduction of nature tody into taw psbeir schools: aad ha preparing tha subjects ta be placed before the children for tavestlgatlon be haa learned sems Interesting facta. He haa found that the common brown hat mar ba domesticated; that tha) garden toad, with proper earosrags mant. will ksep a house free from las; aad that. If waters of a district srs kept well storked with flam aad tadpoles, fhs mosquito past may be reduced within rsa.ae.ahle limits. Th Preebyterlsa Banner gives the farther results of hla rsssarch: Before teniae the children to work. Dr. Hodge con tracted a small pea ta hla garden, aad In It lastallsd a sale aad female toad. To attract food for tbem. hs) placed withla the enelosars bits at meat and bona. Ths results ware aa satisfactory as thsy wsre unexpected. The toads spent mast of their time sitting within reaching distance of law bait, and caught the files attrsctsd to IL Tha fact sssmsd to ha sstaa llshed that If toads were encouraged to frequeat the gardens, thsrs would be very much less annoyance from file during the dog-daya. Another experi ment was with bats. Dr. Hodge's at tention was turned to them through the Codltn moth, the Insect to blame for most worm-eaten spples. In an orchard near bla home Dr. Hodge found nine grubs of thla Insert la n mlauts. Chsnrlng to go to another orchard, hardly a mils from the slant, b found only font of ths grubs In an hour's search Nssr this latter or chard there la an old barn In which llvs a colony of nearly a hundred bats. The owner of th farm Informed tha doctor thst his apples were always free from worms. Tha Codltn moth nles only st night; ths sams Is true of ths bat. Putting ths facts together. Dr. Hodge thought that there waa strong circumstantial evidence that tha bat la a very useful friend of the apple grower. Youth's Companion. WHEN THE ELEVATOR STOPS. Attar a Bad Seara Vaa Oa Haas mm rur Ik Uare. The elevator stop suddenly, aaya the Boaton Journal. Th negro la for a moment alckly gray. A voles bv besrd below: "Don't try to get oat!" How can you get out? The car 1. be tween two landtnga Ton ars behind a grill. Th rumor of an accident through th building. Clerks and torn ars hasten to look st yoa in yoax cage. They laugh; they aak yoa lf you ars In a hurry; If you should Ilka to order your dinner; yoa are .urprtani that they do not poke yoa with a (tick, and then yoa remember that you ara fortunately out of ranch. You fee tempted to scratch yournalf. to Jump up sod down In Impotsul raTV to 1 fa. es at tbe amused observers body below keeps saying: "Don't ha afraid, there's no danger." and yon rssent this suspicion of timidity. Tha mluutes go by and you are still caged, helpless. Where now are your high thoughts and bravs ambitions? What advantage have you over your desptssd brother, the ape? At last there la an effort to free you. Tb car la raised lowly, inch by Inch. The landing m Ju.t above you; but the door la ed and you are hauled Into by those who are Inclined atrongly to let you drop back into the cage. Than you go home and play ths hero. Yea, you ssy at table: "I shall nsver for get tbe first sensation. If tbe car bad dropped It would have finished me. But I was cool. I nsver lost my nerve," and you throw out your chest and breathe hard. Your wits chokes aad begs you never to trust aa eltvator again Little Amy bursts Into a wall. But Henry, who Is a forward boy. laughs coarsely and says: "I wish I hsd been there. Dad must hav beat) a sight" Aaswrr ta a Caeveap Young Mstbemstlcus. Gooseberry, Oa You state that you are woador fully proficient ln srithmstlc and that no mathematical problem, however, ab struse, pussies yoa. Wo can only any that you hsve oar dsspsst sympathy. Aptness in mathematics Is a lure sign of mental weakness. Ws havs known msny bright snd promising boys ruined by tooling with figures. Bach boys attract soms attention a chil dren by being abls to recite tha multi plication labia without a prompter, bat men they srs never heard of. Now the entire class to which ws belonged In school rowld saslly recite the first line of tbs multiplication tabls In aids of sn hour without sesreely looking la ths book and today what ars thsy? Thsy are a lot of mere bank prealdenta and railway managers, resting twenty four hours a day tor a living, whlls ws, who could never form tbe first combination of the multiplication ta ble without the aid of a key and abund ant stimulants-ws ara editing tha greatest snd oaly paper In Horse lag county and living on ths tat of tha land as It Is sent In by our neigh bors. Atlsnta Journal. Aneraul at Skarla. 1 41 aak. On a wet. miserable, foggy London day. In autumn. Charles Lamb waa aa coated by a beggar woman, with "pray, sir. bestow a Utile charity upon a poor, destltuts widow woman, who la perish ing tor lack of food. Believe me. sir, I have seen better days." "So have I." said I.amb, handing ths poor rreaturn a ahllllng. "so bsvs I; It Is a miserable day! Good -by! good -by!" SHORT CALLS. A Virginia creiper , ler Jpxfolk I baby. The leaders of low it. fol. Althdhjh not In the army, ths msy bsT-Blled a range-finder. Th tool-killer ought to be P resent when th stubborn passenger Insists on Issving ths front door ot a trolls car open. Th- body ot ths stormy petrol la so exceedingly oily, hat the Inhabitants ot ths Ferol Island, draw a "tela" through Its body and use It a a lavap. through lis bo Taxsitng Is art. Wt wa i one ot th most aactsnt practiced by parente and school teacher many centuries B. C Philadelphia Call. i ... -- . .V -.i ...... ill j m.ri-jn i than gastronomy doss. twer spltapha ara. "tended 11" 1