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DEATH OF OH. TAU1AGE Make3 Ap pror.ri i'.e Fprinling his falious mm Considered by Many the Mas terpiece of the Great Pulpit Orator "On Hie Choice of a Wife." Marriage ot For All M ull it tulei Who Neter Wll Marry, Who Are Not l it to Marry Some Imminent lUunrierer Avoid Matchmakers K.nt lul finali ties Beauty Bened Id Ion. Washington, D. C The follow ins diacourtte is one of a aeries of sermons on dcnirstic life delivered several yenrs ngo by the late lL'v. Dr. T. De Witt Tahnajre. and by many admirers in considered his ru!))it masterpiece. In commemoration of his death it is now republished. It was founded on the text, Judges xiv, 3: "Is there never a woman anions the daugh ters of thy brethren, or among all my people, that thou poest to take a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines?" Samson, the giant, is here asking con sent of hia father and mother to mar riage with one whom they thought unfit for him. lie was wise in asking their counsel, but not wie in rejecting it. Cap tivated with her looks, the big son wanted to marry a daughter of one of the hostile families, a deceitful, hypocritical, whining and 6aturnine creature, who afterward made for him a world of trouble till she quit him forever, la my text his parents forbade the banns, practically saying: "When there are so many honest and beautiful maideus of your own country, are you eo hard put to for a lifetime part ner that you propose conjugality with this foreign flirt? Is there eueh a dearth of lilies in our Israelitish gardens that you must wear on your heart a Philistine thistle! Do j'ou take a crabapple because there are no pomegranates? Is there never a woman among the daughters of thy brethren, or among all my people, that thou goes't to take a wife of the uncircum cised Philistines J" Kxcuseiesu was he for such a choice in a land and amid a race celebrated for fe male loveliness and moral worth, a land and a race of which self-denving Abigail' and heroic Deborah, and dazzling Miriam, fend pious Esther, and glorious Ruth, ana !Jfary, who hugged to her heart the blessed Xord, were only ' magnificent specimens. "The midnight folded in their hair, the "lakes of liquid beauty in their eye, the .gracefulness of spring morning in their posture and gait, were only typical of the graler brilliance and glory of their soul, likewise excuseless is anv man in our time who makes lifelong alliance with any "one who, because of her disposition, or heredity, or habits, or intellectual vanity, or moral twistification, may be said to be of the Philistines. ' The world never owned such opulence of womanly character or such splendor of womanly manners or multitudinous in Btances of wifely, motherly, daughterly, sisterly devotion, as it owns to-day. I have not words to express my admiration for good womanhood. Woman is not only man's equal, but in affectional and re. ligious nature, which is the best part of us, she is seventy-five per cent, nis su perior. Yea, during the last twenty years, through the increased opportunity opened for female education, the women of the country are better educated than the ma jority of men; and if they continue to advance mentally at the present ratio, be fore long the majority of men will have difficulty in finding in the opposite sex enough ignorance to make appropriate consort. If I am under a delusion as to the abundance of good womanhood abroad, consequent upon my surroundings since the hour I entered this life until now, I nope the delusion will last until I embark from this planet. So you will understand, if I say in this course of sermons some thing that seems severe, I am neither cynical nor disgruntled. There are in almost every farmhouse in the country, in almost every home of the threat town, conscientious women, worship ful women, self-sacrificing women, holy women, innumerable Marys, sitting at the feet of Christ; innumerable mothers, help ing to feed .Christ in the person of His suffering disciples; a thousand capped and spectacled grandmothers . Lois, bending over Bibles whose precepts they have fol lowed from early girlhood; and tens of thousands of young women that are dawn ing upon us from school and seminary, that are going to bless the world with good and happy homes, that shall eclipse all their predecessors, a fact that will be acknowledged by all men except those who are struck through with moral decay from toe to cranium; and more inexcusable than the Samson of the text is that man who, amid all this unparalleled munifi cence of womanhood, marries a fool. But eome of you are abroad suffering from such disaster,' and to halt others of jou from going over the same precipice, 1 cry out in the words of my text: "Is there never a woman among the daughters of thy brethren, or among all my people, that thou goest to taKe a wiie 01 me uncir cumcised Philistines?" That marriage is the destination of the human race is a mistake that I want to correct before I go further. There are multitudes who never will marry, and still greater multitudes who are not fit to marry. In Great Britain to-day there are nine hundred and forty-eight thousand more women than men, and that, I un derstand, is about the ratio in America. Py mathematical and inexorable law, you (pee, millions of women will never marry. The supply for matrimony greater than the demand, the first lesson of which is .that every woman ought to prepare to . (take care of herself if need be. Then there pre thousands of men who have no right to nrnrry, because they have become so :corrupt of character that their offer of Imarriage is an insult to any good woman. Society will have to be toned up and cor rected on this subject, so tLit it shall (realize that if a woman who has sacrificed her honor is unfitted for marriage, so is 'any man who has ever sacrificed his pur ity. What right have you, O masculine beast! whose life has been loose, to take under your care the spotlessness of a vir 'gin reared in the sanctity of a respectable home? Will a buzzard dare to court a dove? ... . , But the majority of you will marry, and have a right to marry, and as your re ligious teacher I wish to say to these men, in the choice of a wife first of all seek divine direction. About thirty-five year u-, hfti Mirtiri Fiirquhar Ttipprr, the 1 .iiti-h mi(I, .iijt"! men to T.irr l'i'f.i!i they dvi.'d upon m.itl'ilii'im.il -1 ' i-i.i 1 1 . T. , l"'M.le l.i -lull - . And Home of them Imvr lrid t i l.mli on the oilier hide of their h. 'Mm need of divine direction I nrznr from tin1 fart thnt no many men, und nine of them strong and wine, hnvt wicked their liven at this junctor. Wit liens Siimn and this wonuiri of Timnnth! Witness Koeriiten, peeked of the histories.) X(Hiti pe! Witness Job, whose wife had nothing to prescribe for hi cai hum-li-i but allopathic doses of profanity! Witnim Ananias, a liar, who imnht perhaps hnvt been cured by a truthful ppouse, yet mar rying as jrreat a bar as himself Sapphira! Witness John Wesley, one of the best men that ever lived, united to one of th tiuiht outrageous and scandalous of women, who sat in City Hoad Chapel making mouths at hini while he preached! Wit ness the once connubial wretchedness ol John Kuskin, the great art essayist, and Frederick W. Robertson, the great preach er. Witness a thousand hells on earth kindled by unworthy wives, termagants that scold like a March northeaster; fe male spendthrifts, that put their hus bands into fraudulent schemes to get money enough to meet the lavishment of dometi(j expenditure; opium-using wo men about four thousand of them in the United Mates who will have the drug, though it should rause the eternal damna tion of the whole household; heartless and overbearing, and namby-pamby and un reasonable women, yet married married perhaps to good men! These are the wo men who build the low club houses, where the husbands and sons go because they can't stand it at home. On this sea of matrimony, where so many have Wrecked, am I not right in advising divine pilotage? Especially is devout supplication needed, because of the fact that society is so full of artificialities that men are deceived ns to whom they are marrying, and no one but the Lord knows. After the dress maker, and the milliner, and the jeweler, and the hair-adjuster, and the dancing master, and the cosmetic art have com pleted their work, how is an unsophisti cated man to decipher the physiological hieroglyphics, and make accurate judg ment of who it is to whom he offers hand and heart? That is what makes so many recreant husbands. They make an honor able marriage contract, but the goods de livered are so different from the sample by which they bargained. They were swindled, and they backed out. They mistook Jezebel tor Longfellow's Evange line, and Lucretia Borgia for Martha Washington. Aye, as the Indian chief boasta of the scalps he has taken, so there are in society to-day many coquettes who boast of the masculine hearts they have captured. And these. women, though they may lhe amid richest upholstery, are not so honorable as the cyprians of the street, for these; advertise their infamy, while the former profess heaven while they mean hell. There is so much counterfeit woman hood a-broad it is no wonder that some cannot tell the genuine coin from theJaseJ Do you not realize you need divine guid ance when I remind you that mistake is possible in this important affair, and, if made, is irrevocable? The worst predicament possible is to be unhappily yoked together. You see it is impossible to break the yoke. The mora you pull apart, the more, galling the yoke. The minister might bring you up again, and and in your presence read the mar riage ceremony backward, might put you on the opposite sides of the altar from where you were when you were united, might take the ring off of the finger, might rend the wedding veil asunder, might tear out the marriage leaf from the family Bible record, but that would fail to unmarry you. It is better not to make the mis take than to attempt its correction. But men and women do not reveal all their characteristics till after marriage, and how are you to avoid committing the fatal blunder? There is only one Being in th universe who can tell you whom to cnoose, and that is the Lord of Paradise. He made Eve for Adam, and Adam for Eve, and both for each other. Adam had not a large group of women from whom to select his wife, but it is fortunate, judg ing from some mistakes which she after ward made, that it was Eve or nothing. There is in all the world some one who was made for you, as certainly as Eve was made for Adam. All sorts of mistakes occur because Eve was made out of a rib from Adam's side. Nobody knows which of his twenty-four ribs was taken for the nucleus, If you depend entirely upon vourself in the selection of a wife, there are twenty-three possibilities to one that you will select the wrong rib. By the fate ot Ahab, whose wite inaucea mm to sieai; by the fate of Macbeth, whose wife pushed him into massacre; by the fate of Janqs Fercruson. the philosopher, whose wife entered the room while he was lecturing; and willfully upset his astronomical ap-. paratus, so that he turned to the audience and said, "Ladies and gentlemen, I have the misfortune to be married to this woman;" by the fate of Bulwer, the novelist, whose wife's temper was so in compatible that he furnished her a beau tiful house near London and withdrew from her company, leaving her with the dozen dogs whom she entertained as pets: by the fate of John Milton, who married i termagant after he was blind, and when some one called her a rose, the poet said: "I am no judge of flowers, but it may be jo, for I feel the thorns daily" by the fate of an Englishman whose wife was so determined to dance on hia grave that he was buried in the sea: by the fate of a village minister whom I knew, whose wife threw a cun of hot tea acrosa the table because they differed in sentiment by all these scenes of disquietude and domestic calamity, we implore you to be cautious and prayerful before you enter upon the connubial state, which decides whether a man shall have two heavens or two hells, a heaven here and heaven forever, or a hell now and a hell hereafter. By the bliss of Pliny, whose wife, when her husband was pleading in court, had messengers coming and going to inform her what impression he was making; by the joy of Grotius, whose wife delivered him from prison under the pretence of having books carried out lest they be in jurious to his health, she sending out her husband unobserved in one of the book cases; by the good fortune of Roland, in Louis' time, whose wife translated and composed for her husband while Secretary of the Interior talented, heroic, won derful Madame Roland;-by the happiness of many a man who has made intelligent choice of one capable being prime coun selor and companion in brightness and in erief pray to Almighty God, morning. noon, and night, that at the right time and in the right way He will send you a pood, honest, loving, sympathetic wife; or 11 sne is not sent to you, mac you may db sent to her. At this point let me warn you not to let a question of this importance be set tled by the celebrated matchmakers flour ishing in almost every community. De pend upon vour own judgment divinely illumined. These brokers in matrimony are evtr planning how they can unit iin- perunious innocence to an hcirrs, nr cHi bate w ..ii. hi to million uie or 11..11 j i . an I that in many c.i-cs iiuikcs bio a it iinliiippi lic. llow ii:i any hum. in bc.ng, 1m Know licit her of the to partus us God known tliuii, and who is ignorant of tht future, give such direction m yuu re quire at such a crisis? 'Jake the advice of thp earthly match maker instead nf the divine guidance, and you may some diy be led to ute the wor.ls of Solomon, whose experience in home hie was as melancholy as it ua multitudinous. One day hi palace, with it great wide rooms nnd great wide doors and great wide hall, was too small lor him ami the loud tongue of a woman belaboring him about some of hi Mylects, and he re treated to the housetop to get relief from the fungal bombardment. And while there lie saw a poor man on one corner of the ioof with a mattress for hi only land- lure, and the open skv fns only covering. And r-olomon envies him and cries out: 'It is beter to dwell in the corner of the "housetop than with a brawling woman in ii wide house." And one dav during the ainy season the water leaked through the roof of the palace anil began to drop 'in a pail or pan set there to catch it. And it one NiUe of him all dav lone the water went drop! drop! drop! while on the ther side a female companion ouarrelinir labout this, and quarreling about that; the 'acrimonious and petulant words falling on his tar in ceaseless pelting drop! drop! drop! and he seized hi pen and wrote: "A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentions woman are alike." If Solomon had been a prayerful at the beginning of his life as he was at his close, how much domestic infelicity ho would have avoided? But prayer about this will amount to nothing unless you pray soon enough. Wait until you are fascinated and the equilibrium of your soul is disturbed bv a magnetic and exquisite presence, and t,hen you will answer your own prayers, and you will mistake your own infatuation for the voice of God. If you have this prayerful spirit you will surely avoid all female scoffers at the Christian religion; and there are quite a number of them in all communities. It must be told that, though the only in fluence that keeps woman from being estimated and treated as a slave aye. as a brute and beast of burden is Christi anity, since where it is not dominant she is so treated: yet there are women who will so far forget themselves and forget their God that they will go and hear lec turers malitrn Christianity and scoff at the most sacred things of the soul. A good woman, over-persuaded by her husband, may go once to hear such a tirade against the Christian religion, not fully knowing what she is going to hear; but she will not go twice. A woman, not a Christian, but a re specter of religion, said to me: "I was persuaded by my husband to go and hear an infidel lecture once, but going home I said to him: "My dear husband. I would not go again though my declination should result in our divorcement forever." And the woman was right. If after all that Christ and Christianity have done for a woman, she can go again and again to hear such assaults, she is an awful crea ture, and you had better not come near such a reeking lenress. She needs to be washed, and for three weeks to be soaked in carbolic acid, and for a whole year fumigated, before she is fit for decent society. While it is not demanded that a woman be a Christian before marriage, she must have regard for the Christian re ligion or she is a bad woman and un worthy of being your companion in a life charged with such stupendous solemnity and vicissitudes. What you want, 0 man! in a wife, is not a butterfly of the sunshine, not a giggling nonentity, not a painted doll, not a gossiping gadabout, not a mixture of artificialities which leave you in doubt as to where the humbug ends and the woman begins, but an earnest soul, one that can not only laugh when you laugh, but weep when you weep. There will be wide, deen graves in your path of life, and you will both want steadying when you come to the verge of them, I tell you. When your fortune fails you will want some one to talk of treasures in heaven, and not charge upon you with a bitter, "I told you so." As far as I can analyze it, sincerity and earnestness are the foundation of all worthy wifehood. Get that, and you get all. Fail to get that, and you get noth ing but what you will wish you never had got. Don't make the mistake that the man of the text made in letting his eve settle the question in which coolest judgment directed by divine wisdom are all-important. He who ?ins no reason tor Ins wifely choice except a pretty face is like a man who should buy a farm because of the dahlias in the front dooryard. Beauty is a talent, and when God gives it lie in tends it as a benediction upon a woman s face. When the pood Princess of Wales dismounted from the rail train last sum mer, and I saw her radiant face. I could understand what they told me the day before, that, when at the great military hospital where are now the wounded and the sick from the Egyptian a-ul other wars, the Princess passed through, all the sick were cheered at. her coming, and those who could be roused neither by doctor nor nurse from their stupor, would get up on their elbows to look at her, and wan and wasted lips prayed an audible nrayer: "God bless the Princess of Wales. Doesn't she look beautiful?" But how uncertain is the tarrying of beauty in a human countenance! Explosion of a kerosene lamp turns it into salifica tion, and a scoundrel with one dash of vitriol may dispel it, or Time will drive his chariot wheels across that bright face, cutting it up in deep ruts and gullies. But there is an eternal beauty on the face of some women, whom a rough and ungal lant world may criticise as homelv; and though their features mav contradict all the laws of Lavater on physiognomy, yet they have graces of soul that will keep them attractive for time and glorious through all eternity.- There are two or three circumstances in which the plainest wife is a queen of beauty to her hushand, whatever her stature or profile. By financial panic or betrayal of business partner, the man goes down, and returning & his home that evening, he says: "I am ruined; I am in disgrace forever; I care rot Avhetlier I live or die. ' It is an agitated storv he is telling in the household that winter night. He says: "The furniture must go, the house must go, the social position must go." and from being sought for obsequiously they must be cold-shouldered everywhere. After he ceases talking, and the wife ha3 heard all in silence, she says: Is that all? Why. you had nothing when I married you, and you have only come back to where you started. If you think that my happiness and that of the children depend on these trappings, you do not know me, though we have lived together thirty years. God is not dead, and the National Bank of Heaven has not suspended payment, and if you don't mind. I don't care a cent. Wbat little we ned of food and raiment th rest of our lives we can get, and I don't pronn.o fn s!t down ful wre nn I (fronn, M.iry. bind me thit darning- tteed'e. I div'ni' I hive forgotten to M-t the riting for thne rnkV .And while V :4 1 i . t . -'n- in ihiiv in .1 in- irir4 MIT linill III I Ii i fS'tnn i nhl liymn. lo-morrow. The lnixliH'id looks iii in am-iement. and says' "Well, well, you are the gri-at-est woman I ever saw. I thought you wmild faint dead awnv whpn I told vou." And n lie looks at her all the glories of physiognomy in the Court of Louis XV. on the modern fashion plate, are tamo nn compared with the superhuman splendors of that woman's face. Joan of Arc, Miry Antoinette, and La Belle Hamilton, the enchantment of the Court of Charles II, are now here. There is another time when the r1-iinet wife is a queen of beauty to her hiiiband. She has done the work of life. She has reared her children for God and heaven, and though soms of them may be a little wild they will yet come bark, for God has promised. She is dving, and her husband stands by. 1 hev think over all the years of their companionship, the wedding and the burials, the ups nnd the down, the successes and the failures. They talk over the goodness of God nnd His faith fulness to children's children. She lias no fear about going. The Lord has sustained her so mnny years she would not dare to distrust Him now. The lips of both of them tremble as thev say good-hy and en courage each other about an early meeting in a better world. The breath is feebler and feebler, and stops. Are you sure of it? Just hold that mirror at the mouth, ami see if there is any vapor gathering on the surface. Gone! As one of the neighbors takes the old man by the arm gently and says: "Come, you had better go into the next room and rest." he says: "Wait a moment; I must take one more look at that f;ce and at those hands!" Beautiful! Beautiful! Mv friends, I hope you do not call that death. That is an autumnal sunset. That is a crystalline river pouring into a crys tal sea. That is the solo of human life overpowered by hallelujah chorus. That is a queen's coronation. That is heaven. That is the way my father stood at eighty two, seeing my mother depart at seventy nine. Perhaps so vour father and mother .went. I wonder if we will die as well. LABOR WORLD. South Carolina has 30,000 operatlr In cotton mills. Clinton (Mass.) master builders have granted nn olgat-hour day. The Portsmouth (N. II.) striking palutt'rs have resumed work. They Set eight hours and $2.25 a day. The ten per cent, advance has gone into effect in all New Bedford cotton mills, benefiting 20,000 operatives. Lawrence (Mass.) hostlers and team sters are organizing and propose to demand shorter hours and more pay. The carpenters' union of Cincinnati, Ohio, demands an increase in wages from $2.50 to $2.S0 per day of eight hours. Indiana labor unions have begun an agitation against the chain-making work done in the State Reformatory at .Jellersonvllle. The Common Council of Rockville, Conn., voted to make the working hours of city laborers nine hours In stead of ten as heretofore. "Bushelmen," the journeymen tailors who do the alteration work In the offices of the most fashionable Chicago tailors, have formed a union. The teamsters of K&ukakee, 111., hiye organized, and the painters and decorators have received an lncreaso of twenty-five cents per day without strike. Ninety per cent, of the printers of Germany are organized, making the strongest union in that country. The total membership is 28,833. The re ceipts for 1000 were $103,002, the ex penditures $301, S26, and the organiza tion now has in the bank $918,124. The Cloakmakers' Union, of New York City, has made a demand on all manufacturers for the abolition of the contract system In the pressing de partment. If the demand is refused a general strike of all brandies will be ordered, which will bring out 14,000 workers in Greater New yoy.k. PROMINENT PEOPLE. King Oscar of Sweden possesses a medal for life saving. Mayor Crane, of Denver, Col., has Invented a rotary ore-working machine for use In the gold mines, W. W. Astor has given $100,000 to endow those professorships in the Uni versify College of London which are to-day without endowment. Jacob A. Riis has declared that he would decline the position of Governor of the Danish West Indies unless Pres ident Roosevelt strongly insists upon his acceptance, Senator Hanna now possesses the pen with which T. B. Reed, when Speaker of the House of Representa tives, attested the passage of the Mc Kinley Tariff act. Gong Gee, a Chinaman, who is a practical electrician, graduated from the Tortland (Ore.) Technical School, Is writing a book on electricity in the Chinese language. Sir Henry Strong, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, has no tified the Department of Justice that he wishes to retire Jn September. Jus tice Taschereau will, be promoted to the Chief Justiceship. Dr. Ileyman. Mr. Kruger's physician, enters nn emphatic denial that the for mer President of the Transvaal Repub lic is not in good health. The physi cian says that Mr. Kruger is very well despite his advanced age. Colonel John Mosby, the leader of one of the most Important Confeder ate cavalry commands during the Civil War, is in Government service in Colo rado, charged with preventing the pri vate Inclosure of public lands. Trofessor James Tarker Hall, as sociate professor of law at Stanford University, has tendered his resigna tion, to the trustees. He will go to Chicago University, where he will hold a full professorship in the new depart- mcnt nt ,aw ,ilt will be opened there HVBcR OT HAWAII. lnrion Ivoa nl mhr 11iki.Ii on 1 Istmtil if linul. Territorial l'mro: t r-D.ivbl Haugh and expert Forrester Griffiths from Win lihiKt'iti mo expected Lack frou Midokal, da the Lihtia, nu Saturday. Mr. Crinitba la Hearing the end of thi flrno. allotted for IIkm' Islands befoio proceeding on to Manll.i, but will pro bably make a trip to Kauai before ho leaves the islands. The soil on Kauai being probably older than that of the rest of the jrronn r.nd Its position and latitude belnar also perhaps in Its favor, them ar several trees that grow easily on Kauai, that have never flourished very well on the other Islands. Among these in the iluraln, a tall elm like tree well known to travelers In the Last Indies for the delicious custardlika pulp and Intolerable smell. Its seeds are eaten roasted like chestnuts. Mr. Griffiths, will have a lengthy report to make on the Hawaiian forests, and his trip will have proved an interesting one, as several of the native woods ato practically new to the United States. Koa, for example, Is little known as a wood superior to mahogany, and monkey-pod timber has never como into prominence as a furniture wood. A prominent California saddle mak er expressed a considerable curiosity about the supply of a certain Hawaiian wood that was sent to him to be mado Into trees. The wood was very light and extremely tough, a3 strong as steel and, on inquiry, capable of last ing an indefinite number of years. This wood was the product of the hau tree and has been patronized quite extensively, for the manufacture of saddle trees. All these attributes of Hawaiian timber, with the possibili ties of sandal wood when the youusr trees which are now to be preserved spring up, will be taken cognizance of by Mr. Griffiths in his report to Wash ington headquarters. Honululu Star. America's Industrial Future Secure. The age of mschinery Is also the age cf motive power, which Is but another way of saying that it i3 the age of coal. The nation which has the cheap est raw material and the cheapest (oal has a permanent and predominant ad vantage in the wond'8 markets, and it is an advantage which every improve ment in method of manufacture will only serve to emphasize. When so much is admitted, the con clusion immediately follows that America's industrial future Is se cured. The United States has the most abundant and the cheapest raw materials and supplies of fuel In the world. Germans and Englishmen may dispute with us over relative advan tages In methods, in machinery, in labor, In business organization, and la commercial practice. They may claim that they have much to teach us and that they can soon learn what we have to teach them. American labor man contract the disease trades-unionism, and American public burdens and social caste developments may lessen our advantage. But American soil and minerals are eternal, and the resources of no other great power are for one moment to be compared with them. Frank A. Vandeilip, in Scrib ner's. Russian Cities' Population. "Consul General Holloway reports from St. Petersburg: "The last census o! Russia, taken two years ago, shows that there are only three cities in the empire whose population exoeeds 500, 0C0, viz: St: Petersburg, 1,267,000; Moscow, 988,000, and Warsaw, 614,800;. Odessa comes next, with 402,000; Lodz, 314,900; Riga, 283,000; Kief, 249,000; Kharkof, 171,000; Tiflis, 170,000; Wil na, 160,000; Tashkent, 157,000, and Saratoff, Kazan, Yekaterinoslav, Ros-toff-on-Dom, Astrakhan, Baku, Tula and Kishenef, with from 108,000 to 123,000 each. "There are 35 towns containing be tween 50,000 and 1D0.00 inhabitants, and 82 towns with from 10,000 to 50, 000. Yakutsk is the smallest in the list, with 7000 inhabitants. Among those towns whose populations have grown most rapidly, Lodz, Russia's great textile manufacturing center, stands first, having Increased from 25, 000 to 315,000 In 15 years." Life by Time Table. Probably since the world began there was never a period when men wasted their time as little as they do now. Whether they use it well or ill, they at least do not let it slip away empty. Never was the fasicination of work so potent as at the present moment, and never before were the same keenness and concentration dis played in the pursuit of distraction. Energy is the dominant quality of the Anglo-Saxon race, the quality they love to exercise, the quality they can not choose but admire. Work is no longer regarded as a necessary evil or even wholly as a means to an end; it is valued for its own sake. The richest men in America work as hard as the poorest or at least pretend to do so lest the society in which they move should suppose theni men of leisure, a supposition which would be we- understand against an American, , whatever his position in life. Londofj Spectator. . ( next uciouer.