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tian Unions are at Huntertown. Muncie and Pendleton. Three of our Unions abserved Christian Citizenship Suuday. Two Christian Union's observed Young People's Day. At our last State Convention a resolution was unanimously adopted requesting ‘each minister in the state to observe Young People’s Day. devoting at least one ser vice to the Y. P C. U.. explaining their missionary endeavors and enterprises and seeking to arouse a deeper interest in our loved Y. P. C. U.” If other observances of the day were held they were not reported. Our local secretaries have been prompt and faithful; not one Union failed to send in its annual reports, for the National Christian Union in June, and fortbeState Christian Union in August. Three times within the year ^circular letters have been sent out; once regarding finances,once for the State Christian Union convention, and fifty letters were sent to as many isolated Universalists. Two of our Unions have held mass devotionalj.meet ings twice within the year, botli“Pendle ton and Muncie Unions visiting each other in a body. From the helpful influence of these meetings it was decided in yester days convention to district our Y. P. ,C. U's. in the state, so that during the^com ing year we may expect to hear of many mid-year meetings. Perhaps one of the best evidences of the activity of our state Union is that we have held two Conven tions within this past year; one at Gal veston, June 16th and 17th, and the other one, held here yesterday. September 1st “in connection with our State Conven tion." This is our regular, annual meeting held in accordance with our constitution. The June meeting was a special conven tion, rather of an experimental nature, to see if more importance would not be at tached to the event, if our Christian Union Convention were held separately from our State Convention. The June Convention was a very successful meet ing. The Indiana Union sent the largest rep resentation. ever in its history, to the last National Convention, held at Detroit, July 7-14, 1897. Five of our ten Unions were represented by eighteen persons. And since this was the best we had ever done we fancy that we were just as proud of our delegation as either of our sister states of Illinois or Ohio, with their dele gations of 100 persons. We know that we are not nearly as strong as we should be; we know that we are not more than one fifth the strength of either of our sister states of Illinois or Ohio. Still we are growing and we believe that the best way to keep on growing is to turn a bright light on the iife-germ ; so instead of being discouraged or critical on account of our comparative smallness we endeavor to discover signs of growth, and to nourish them with encouragement; for "too much farming kills the plant" every time. We know that our Indiana Union should rep resent at least l-‘34tli the strength of the National Union since there are twenty four State Unions in the National Y. P. C. U., whereas, in reality we represent but 1 -60tli part of the national body. Still, last year, we reported Indiana Union as but 1-100 part of the National Union. So in this evidence of growth we see only cause for good cheer, not that cheer that leads to satisfaction and inactivity; but the cheer that gives courage, leads to re newed effort.—sees no failure, but secs the way leading ever onward—-‘For Christ and His Church 1” Rose B. Stewart, Secretary. FELLOWSHIP. Suminaiy of tbe report of the Com mittee on Fellowship. A license was granted to Mrs. Belle Jones of Brazil, lnd. A renewal of license was granted to Emorv P. Ross of Manchester, Edward S. Canis of Logansport and Mrs. Emma Lewellen of Fort Wayne. Letters of transfer were granted to Revs. J. T. Carney and Frances E. Cheney. Rev. J. W. McCor 1 has asked for a letter of transfer to the Wisconsin Convention, and Rev. Charles F. Bushnell wishes to be transferred to the New York Convention. The committee recommended that the church at Beaver Prairie, Newton county, be admitted to the fellow ship of the Convention. The president then offered a recom mendation that all isolated Univer salists be urged to unite with the Central Universalist church at India napolis. This was adopted as the voice of the Convention. EVENING SERVICE. Rev. Margaret Brennan of Muncie, preached at night from the words, “Believe in the truth and the truth shall make you free.” The house was crowded and the attention perfect. Preceediug this service was a half hour's devotional service led by J. E. Haffner of Muncie. The leader read the thirteenth chapter of first Cor inthians, and his remarks and those of the many participating in this meeting were based thereon. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3. Friday morning at an early hour the delegates and visitors met in a devotional meeting, under the leader ship of Hon. Milton Trusler, and discussed the subject of “Practical Christianity.” It was not the privi lege of the reporter to attend this meeting, but our friends were deeply touched by the beautiful spirit pervading this service. The greater part of the morning hour was taken up by a Memorial Service, conducted by Dr. Guthrie, in memory of our dearly loved Bros. Albert H. Mitchell, Thomas CMrorn, G. C. Brovles, Rev. B. F. Foster and Rev. F. T. Lathe Eloquent and touching remarks were made upon the Christian virtues of these deceased brothers by Revs. Messrs. Guthrie, Groves, Fosher ai d Bros. Budd and Stanley. Rev. Mr. Ballard read the obituary of Bro. Mitchell as it a p pea re 1 in a recent number of this paper, and com merited very feelingly thereon. The writer read the following svord9 of Whittier which seemed applicable to the life of our lamented brother. “Knowing his deeds of love, men ques tioned not The faith of one whose walk and word were right,— Who tranquilly in Life's great task-field wrought. And, side by side with evil, scarcely caught A stain upon his pilgrim garb of white. * * * Such was our friend. Formed on the good old plan, A true and brave and downright honest man! He blew no trumpet in the market-place, Nor in the church with hypocrite face Supplied with cant the lack of Christian grace; Loathing pretence, he did with cheerful will What others talked of while their hands were still: And, while “Lord, Lord!” the pious ty rants cried. Who, in the poor, their Master crucified, His daily prayer, far better understood In acts than words, was simply doing good. So calm, so constant, was his rectitude. That by his loss alone we know its worth. And feel how true a man has walked with us on earth. ” gift to the generag convention. It was recommended by the Execu tive Committee that this convention give to the General Convention the sum of $60.00 in view of the fact that this is our fiftieth anniver sary. The recommendation was unan imously concurred in. The Brookston church very cor dially invited us to meet with them one year hence and the invitation was accepted. Rev. Mr. Fosher presented the new Model Cnurch constitution. It was ably introduced, and a number of questions were asked and answered. The Executive Committee very earnestly desire that all ourchurches adopt this for the sake of a much needed uniformity. It will be fur nished free to all churches so doing, and on the first page the name of the church and the time of its meetings will be printed. At this session Mrs. Mary Chap man, of Waldron, united with the Indianapolis church. Friday afternoon’s session was opened with singiDg, after which Mrs. Belle Jones, of Brazil, addressed the Convention. Great interest was manifested in Mrs. Jones’ talk as she is a colored woman and a licentiate, who is doing a noble work among her own people. She is working alone very bravely and successfully, and we will all remember her in our prayers as she so earnestly requested us. The following were the responses under the topic, ‘‘The Needs of the Universalist Church in Indiana.” Mrs. S. F. Waltz, of Indianapolis, Miss Lizzie Thompson, of LaFayette, and others, spoke for the U. W. A. A. For the V. P. C. U., Mrs. Kate Brownback, Dr. Budd, Charles Styer, Dr. Guthrie and Mr. Ballard. The speeches were full of enthusiasm. It was the happy thought of Miss Hattie Johuson, of Indianapolis, that we sing ‘‘ The first ‘ Chicago ’98’ song,” written by Rev. Harry Yeazey, of Harriman, Tenn,, in the presence of the Indiana delegation, while on their return from Detroit, On mo tion the words of the song were or dered spread upon the convention minutes: CHICAGO '9S SONG. Chicago, ’tis of thee, Queen of the inland sea Of thee we sing. Oh! city fair and great, We’ll come in ‘9S; Till then we'll woik and wait, Our offerings bring. We’ll come from Florida. We'll come from Canada— Y. P. C. U. We’ll come from plains and hills To our great meet that thrills Our hearts, makes strong our wills, Y. P. C. U. Our Union strong in Christ. With loyalty unpriced— We'll e'er sustain. Oh Father! God of all. Uphold us lest we fall: We’ll gather at thy call— Thy love proclaim. The Ministerial Circle was repres ented in the symposium by Kev. Henry Groves, who made one of the finest speeches of the convention. He urged the churches to be more alive to our interests, and the ministers to more earnestly preach our doctrines. The Sunday school was repre sented by J. E. Haffner, and the Ex ecutive Committee by Rev. T. E. Ballard. This afternoon's work was thought by all to be the best on the program. Will all those delegates who left that afternoon remember this and come prepared to stay throughout our next session at Brookston. The Committee on Resolutions reported the following: KESOMTIONS. Wbekeas: Since coming to to this Con vention. we have learned of the serious illness of Bro. Henry X. Brown, and Wbekeas: His kiudly face has been for many years past nearly always seen at our annual conventions, and his genial voice has so often been heard as an inspiration to all present. Therefore be it. Resolved: That we heartily sympathize with Bro. Brown in his altliotiou. and while his absence is felt by all the mem bers of the Convention yet we would send kindly greetings to him and assure him of our love and that our fervent prayers shall ascend to the Fathered all forjhis speedy recovery. Whereas: Through the dispensation of Divine Providence,our Bro.Albert H. Mit chell has been called to the higher, life since the meeting of our last Convention and Whereas: Bro. Mitchell at the time of his decease was a worthy member of this Convention and of the Pleasant Hill Church Therefore. Resolved that: While this Convention and o beloved church has sustained an irreparable loss in the death of Bro. Mitchell, yet we bow in humble submission to the will of Him who‘‘doeth ail things well.” and feel that our loss is but his eternal gain. We shall miss him in our annual convocations. We shall miss his wise counsel in the meetings of the Executive Committee. We shall miss him in the church he loved so well. But more than all shall he be missed in that beautiful home, of which he was the genial and guiding spirit. And be it further resolved: That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the be reaved family, and also spread upon the records of this Convention. The resolutions were unanimously adopted. A vote of thanks was extended for the courtesies shown us by the city press, and also to the good people of Indianapolis, for their hospitable en tertainment during our stay with them. And by a rising vote our thanks were extended to our retiring Finan cial Agent J. H. Hewit, of New castle, who has been such a faithful and competent worker. After singing “ God be with you till we meet again” the benediction was pronounced and our pleasant Convention was ended. Flora B. Brown-, Secretary. FUNDS. To the Indiana Convention: Your Secretary would respectfully sub mit the following financial statement of fhc Funds of the Convention for the year beginning Sept. 5, 1896 and ending Sept. 1, 1897. Current Expense Fund. Balance in hands of Treasurer 8 231 0!' From interes on loans 1 255 70 From Churches. Mt. Carmel (last year! 8 5 0o Salem “ 1 75 Devon 4 00 Pleasant Valley 3 40 Vevay 5 00 Pleasant Hill 2 00 Muncie 10 00 La Fayette (Ladies' Aid) 5 00 Galveston 3 00 Salem 2 50 Pendleton 4 00 Fincastle 5 00 Saluda 2 50 Collection for Gunn Min. Relief Fund 10 45 Persouul Donations. Wesley Goff, Adams, Ind. 8 1 00 Jacob W. Wright, Logansport 1 10 From Terre Haute 25 20 Grand Total 81 560 69 Expenditures. Bills allowed at McCordsvil.e for travelling expenses of the Executive Committee, post, age, etc. 8 35 96 Bills allowed at Ind'p'l’s, Jan. 1, for travelling expenses of M. C. at Devon, and for travelling expenses of Ex. Com. and postage of Sec. andTreas. 73 32 Bills allowed at Ind'p’l's—April —for travelling expenses of Executive, Literature, and Ch. Constitution Com. 35 10 Bills allowed for travelling ex penses of ministers to the M. C. at McCordsville. 18 80 For addition to Ind'p'l’s ch. 500 00 For Annuities: Sisters Chivis and Harper and Bros. Pow ell and Simmons 375.00 Miscellaneous. To Gen. Con. for Gunn Fund HI 45 “ Brower Bros., for 500 order blanks 2 25 To Wm. P. Powell, expenses of attending a meeting of the Fellowship Com. 3 00 To Rev. J. B. Fosher, expenses of attending a meeting of the Fellowship Com. and a business trip to Columbia City 6 00 lo the town of Elwood for taxes 35 08 •• Geu. Per'm't Fund 20 47 • “ Uni. Pub. House for "Con. Number" 10 CHI To Rev. Jas. Houghton, expenses for attending a meeting of Circuit Com. 5 oO To Rev. T. E. Ballard for Letter Heads and electrotype 5 00 To the Elwood Ch. Fund 20 53 “ Ballard Pub. Co. for printing and electrotype for the Con. Manual 20 42 To Recorder of Caso Co. for re cording Galveston deed 1 10 Grand Total $1 193 74 Receipts $1 500 09 Expenditures 1 193 24 Ain't in hands of Treas. $ 373 45 Permanent Fuml. 1. Christian Swank Fund same as at last report $3 013 93 2. Edmund Green Fund same as at last report 810 00 3. Sarah Chivis Fund same as at last report 200 00 4. Wm. Simmons Fund same as at last report 400 00 5. Maria Carither's Fund at last report 1 400 tlo On payment of debts 127 95 0. Elwood Church Fund at last report 859 32 liec'd from Current Fund 20 53 7. Wm. P. Powell Fund at last Report 2 000 00 Rec'd by trausfer of a note 1 soo 00 Paid to Galveston Church 300 0 8. General Permanent Fund at report 8 205 54 Rec'd from sale of Columbia City property 950 OO Grand Total $20 431 37 Invent meats. Arnouut in 19 Notes $18 271 07 " “ dwelling in lud'p's Order No 48 $ 300 00 “ “ 49 400 00 “ “ 50 500 00 , •’ “ 56 4t'i0 30 “ “ 5S 500 00 Total 3 160 30 Grand Total $20 431 37 Gearing no permanent funds In hands of the treasurer. Respectfully submitted, Flora B. Brown Secretary. NOTES. — It is never too late to give, but some of our churches paid in their money too late to be counted in with the financial report. Let the churches see to it that the secretary receives your money at least a week before leaving for conven tion. Logansport $5.00, Mt. Carmel $5.00 McCordsville (Ladies' Aid) $2 00, Brooke ton $2.50, Middlefork $2.60. —Bro, R. B. Davis and wife of Ed wards, Vigo Co., being isolated Univer salists gave the secretary their annual dues. I hope to receive many such sums this year from our friends. —Rev. Henry Orove3 wishes it to be announced that he is ready and eager to come and preach for any church that so desire3. His address is Rome, Ind. —Since returning from the conven tion we have received the $500 willed us by sister Sarah Fleming of West Leb anon. Sister Fleming is the mother of our late Rev. Anna S. Fleming. —Three fifths of the income from this amount Bhall be used by the Convention for missionary purposes and the remain ing two-fifths shall be paid annually to her home church for preaching. —Churches represented: Muncie, Oaklandon, Roann, Saluda, Anderson, Fairfield, Pleasant Hill, Brookston, Mt. Carmel, Pendleton, Ireland, Middlefork, Pleasant Valley, McCordsville, Devon* Logansport, Salem, Dublin, Indianapo lis, Whitesville and Fincastle. —The Convention now holds twenty five church deeds, representing fully seventy-five percent, of the value of our church property. Two other churches are preparing to turn over their deeds. —The Executive Committee has ap pointed the secretary to look after the interests of the Indiana delegation at Chicago next month. Any one intend ing to go will learn something of interest by writing to the secretary atonce. —While we have a Permanent Fund invested of over $20,000, we have “in sight” over $90,000. —The visitors and delegates to our Convention will be pleased to know that the Ladies’ Aid of the Indianapolis Church cleared $25 from Berving meals. Since they furnished such excellent meals, the wonder is how they did it. —A sharp attack of illness early Fri day morning prevented Dr. Cantwell from preaching at 10:30, as arranged by the committee. He only attended one day of the Convention. CHURCH NEWS. ILLINOIS.—Clinton.—At the recent County Fair the Woman’s League con ducted a dicing hall which was well patronized. About $300 was cleared above expenses. The Y. P. C. U. had charge of a bureau of Universalist lit erature which was placed at the en trance to the dicing hall. 600 copies of literature, including tracts,The U.viver salist and the parish paper were given out to people who were interested. Names of isolated Universalists in at tendance at the fair were taken with a view to securing their more active sup port of our cause. The Wesr. KANSAS.—Bereavement at Seneca. —A great sorrow has come upon our well known brother. Judge Abijah Wells, and hie family, and a great loss to the UniverBalist church, in the death of his daughter Elsie, who died after a brief illness, September 4th. This young lady was foremost in all good work in the Seneca parish and a very prominent member and officer of the Kansas Y. P. C, U. Convention. There is great sor row in Seneca over this bereavement: The pastor, Rev. L. P. Jones writes: “We all agree here that Miss Elsie hae been one of our most prominent, most loving aLd lovable, most faithful among our young people aud very exception able when put in comparison with the young people we have met in other places or other churchee." Another daughter of Judge Welle lies very low with the same fever that carried off so suddenly the beloved young woman. The local paper pays beautiful tri bute to the departed, saying among other things “probably bo young woman of this community was so well known and so much loved as E ate,” and con tinues: “In the public school she had charge of an intermediate grade aud gave her chil dren such a beautiful sample of loving set vice that she taught them light doing as well as right learning. Incidents of her interest and kindness toward her children are fiesli in the memories of more than one Seneca home. In the church her interest aud labors were constant. She helped organize the Junior Union and worked with the little folks continually to help them fulfill the Gospel commands. She was Superintendent of fhe Juniors when taken from us. She was with the URY OF CURES THE RECORD OP Ayer’s Sarsaparilla. V’. P. C. U. from its organization here ar.d had never missed a meeting of their State Convention. She was president of the local union at this time and; has ever been a moving spirit in its work and its service. She was 11 member of the Lni versalist church and the choir and faith ful to all her duties in these relations. Often weary, because not physically strong, none knew but her nearest friends the physical effort often required to ful fill the varied duties of her busy life. Naught but love could supply the motive and energy of such a life of Christ-like service. In her home as elsewhere she ever manifested the great love that was her abiding possession. “All the community sympathizes most deeply with the bereaved family ^because her influence had touched everyone and her departure is a loss to all—a loss that many view as a personal loss. The funeral services occurred on Monday Sept. Gth, two days after the decease, and was a great outpouring of the sympathy and love of the communi ty. Service was conducted by the pastor, assisted by his wife and the Congrega tional clergyman. The effort was made to conform the whole service to what the departed most loved. The Junior Union were present, and their young hearts were deeply affected by the solemn occasion. At the grave the little Juniors came forward to offer their last tokens of love, bouquets such as their teacher would so often arrange for them to carry to the sick in the days when she directed them in their Sunday meet ings. The tenderest sympathy of many friends will go out to Bro. W ells and family on account of this great bereave ment. May they sorrow not as those without hope. May the consolations of the Christian faith be with them to cheer and console in this hour of great need* The Sontb. TENNESSEE. — Knoxville. — A vig orous campaign is already begun'to be kept up all winter in this beautiful mountain city. Acting under the advice of the National Y. P. C. U., which has been officially recognized as the counsel or and guardian of Universalist inter ests here, all departments will lend there energies toward making this mission self-supporting. Rev. H. L. \eazeywili remain as pastor for another year, A pleasant lawn-fete was given at the Heablers on September 7. THE GEORGIA CONVENTION. The Fifty-ninth Annual Universalist Convention convened at the town of Walesca; Cherokee Co., Sept. 3. Thursday, Sept. 2, was " Young Peo ple’s Christian Union” day. Opening at 9: a. m. with devotional service con ducted by R. N. Wright, Winder. Topic "Our Purpose” followed by organiza tion of union and appointment of com mittees. At 11 a. m. a sermon by Rev. J. J. Wade, Winder, subject "Unity” 2 p. m. business service—report of committees and election of officers: President R. N. Wright, Winder, Ga. Secretary, Elijah Love, Atlanta. Treasurer, Fredonia Rhyne, W alesca. Friday morning dawned bright and beautiful in this little mountain town located at an altitude of 2000 feet—and a spirit of joy and gladness filled the hearts of the people gathered for the morning service. At 10 a. m. the con vention organized. After reading of secretary's report and appointment of committees, the following officers were elected: President, Thos. Weaver, La thonia; Secretary, Ella House, Winder; treasurer, M. C. H'.use, Winder. Com mittee on fellowship, Rev. W . H. Me" Glauflin, DD, Atlanta.Rev.Thos.Chap man, Winder, Rev. J. H. Park, Giatis, J. L. Smith, Windsor, T. H. Gunter, Giatis. State missionary, Thomas Chap man, Winder. At 11a. m.. Rev. Thornes Chapman preached on the subject of " Mutual Responsibility.” The afternoon was devoted to busi ness. Reports from pastors present and committees, created some rather warm discussions, but good will and unity of purpose prevailed. In the evening K9V. ur. aictjiaunin preached to a crowded house on "The Basis of Christian Unity.” Saturday was the dedication of the new church at Walesca—a neat, pretty little structure worth about $L,000 and all paid for. A brief history of this church was given by the pastor, Rev. J. A. Rhyne. Revs. R. W Haynie andThos. Chapman, assisted in the service by Scripture reading and prayer. Dr. Mc Glaurtin delivered the dedicatory ser moD, his theme was "A Greater Church.” The close attention and manifest feeling gave evidence of the interest of his au dience. At the afternoon business session the convention took a very decided stand in regard to the “Creed.” A resolution was unanimously passed memoralizing the General Convention in relation to the proposed change in the “Winchester Profession of Faith,” to this effect: 1st, “As between the Winchester Pro fession and the proposed substitute, we are emphatically in favor of the former as it now stands. 2nd. “ If any alterations are made in the Winchester Profession, the interests of our church and its work in the world demand that eaid alterations be few and brief. In article 1 the word ‘desti nation’ might be changed to ' destiny.' In article II the word ‘one’ before 'Lord' and before ‘Holy’ might be omitted and the word • the’ inserted in stead, and the word ‘restore’ iu the same article could be displaced by the word ‘win’ ” In article III no change is needed, as what is there affirmed is attested re peatedly in both human experience and the Scriptures themselves. The increased attendance made it ad vieable to accept the invitation of the Methodists to ueb the chapel of Rein hart College for meetings Saturday eve. niug and Sunday. Rev. J. M. Bowers preached to a large audience tbereSat urday evening. I | Sunday at 10: a. tn., was the closing session of the council, when the State Missionary, Rev. Thomas Chapman, gave a very excellent report of the year's work. Ho reported three new churches dedicated, a number of places where they are ready to build, and many isolated towns where Univerealiem was heard for the first time, but where he was so well received that he will return and hopes to organize churches soon. He traveled over a thousand miles and preached about 120 sermons. Hie map of Univerealiem in Georgia gave very clear ideas of hie route of travel, loca tion of churches and places where churches may be established. Money subscribed for missionary work in the state $260, aside from collections taken for incidental expenses. At 11: a. m. Rev. D. B. Clayton, D.D., preached the occasional sermon, his subject the “ Supremacy and Logic of God’s Laws,” holding the attention of a large audience until a late hour. 4: p. m. sermon by Rev. R. W. Haynie. In the evening short addresses by cler gymen and delegates—after which Dr. McGlaufliu—as on other occasions dur ing the meetings—took charge and made a very touching, earnest appeal to the people to stand for the religion they professed. In answer nineteen came forward and united with the church. Monday—the last day—a large number went to the mountain, leaving still a fair audience of earnest, attentive listen ers to Dr. McGlauflin’s sermon on " The Wages of Sin is Death,” a strong and convincing discourse. The services of Monday evening brought to a close one of the best con ventions ever held in this state. Clara E. Hallam. Atlanta, Ga., Sept. to. Universalist personal. Our Tennessee missionary, Rev. Harry Lawrence Veazey, was appointed Chap lain- in-Chief of the Sons of Veterans at the recent National Encampment at In dianapolis. Rev. W. P. Burnell is again in this vi cinity after his summer work in New Yoik for Clinton Liberal Institute. Mr. Ross H. House, of Crete, Neb.. and Miss Katharine R. Chapin, of Downs, Kan.. were united in marriage at the lat ter place. Tuesday. Aug 17th, that being the forty-sixth anniversary of the bride’s parents. The bride and the officiating minister. Rev. Martha Garner Jones, were for several years the only Universal ist young people in Downs. Mrs. Jones was assisted in the service by the groom’s brother. Rev. J. T. House, of Kingfisher, Okl. Mr. and Mrs. House will be at home at Mammoth, Utah,where Mr. House has charge of the public schools for the com ing year. The bride has been the efficient principal of the Downs schools for five years, and leaves a place which will not soon be filled. With careful attention, the ugliest beard and mustache can be made tidy, and of even color, by the use of Bucking ham’s Dye for the Whisker’s. YES OK NO? A pretty story of how Henry M. Stan ley wooed and won Mies Dorothy Ten nant, though coming to us from private sources, has been made sufficiently pub lic to avert the charge of undue person ality. Miss Tennant, it is well known, was the original of Sir John Millais's famous picture, " Yes or No?” It seems that Stanley had asked the question and the reply was 11 No.” The great explorer went to Africa again, and after several years returned to London to tied himself the most talked of man of the day. The thought of Miss Tennant was still uppermost in his mind, and he re solved that his first visit should be to her home. In his impatience for the morrow he turned over the cardB and notes with which the table was strewn, and, selecting one haphazard, decided to while away the time by attending a certain reception. The first person he met there was Mies Tennant; they greeted each other for mally, but later in the evening Stanley retired to a small anteroom, to find that Miss Tennant had likewise sought soli tude. A somewhat embarrassing silence ensued, broken at laBt by the woman saying with the manner of one 'making conversation:” “ Do you find London much changed, Mr. Stanley?" "No, I haven't found London changed and I’ve not changed, either,” returned the explorer, with bis usual intrepidity. .* Have you?” " Yes, I've changed," answered Miss Tennant, softly. A few days later Millais received a note from his former subject, beginning: “My Dear Sir John: The momentous question has been at last decided. It ir a joyful and triumphant ‘yes!’ ” Awarded | Highest Honors—World’s Fair. Qold Medal, Midwinter Fair. DU RAKING POWDER A Pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. 40 YEARS THE STANDARD BOOKS. UNI VERS A LIST REGISTER ’97. Price Reduced. 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