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By ROBIN WINSTANLEY.
A mstlo bridge with a frail railing,
a charming: young lady resting upon
it a create, a splash and Minna Graves
ottered a Bhrlok and sank beneath the
surface of tho brook.
A lithe, carelessly-dressed figure,
.mat or a young man coming up tho
bridge npproach, a shout of Interest
and alarm and as he plunged boldly
Into the swirling current, Minna came
up choked, blinded and frantic.
"Don't struggle," spoke gentle but
resolute tones in her ear, so confidence-Inspiring
that Minna obeyed
orders and came ashore dripping,
flushing at the ridiculous figure she
made. Her rescuer warded oft her ex
pressions of fervent gratitude with a
ngni laugn over their mutual predica
ment, and she grew coherent enough
to Indicate that a park-Uke place In
the near distance was her home.
Rolfo DltBon conducted her to Its
open gateway, solicitously made sure
that she was able to get to the house
unaided, derided tho idea that he
might catch cold from his wet gar
ments and went his way after an in
vitation to call and meet her people.
Itolfo Dltson swung on his way with
brightened eye, for ho worshiped
beauty and goodness. As to Minna,
she could not get that strong intel
lectual faco out of her mind readily.
His first call led to a second. These
two were fast approaching a state
of mutual love.
Minna saw In him a handsome, well
bred gentleman. Her father and
mother rather liked his direct, yet
unobstrusive ways. Not so Harold
Graves. This son and brother had a
chum he had tried to thrust upon the
attentions of Minna. His Rlstpr ilia.
liked him Intensely. When Rolfe ap
peared upon the scene the rejected
suitor scented a rival. Thenceforward
He Seemed to Be One of the Grizzled
, Rough Crew.
the two chums aimed to dislodge and
discredit Rolfe, if possible.
"I'm on a still hunt," Harold Graves
told his crony one day. "Dltson Is
mighty mysterious and secretive. He
lives at the next town hotel, he sayB,
but he does not appear there more
than once a week. He disappears
regularly. I'm shadowing him, I'll
bave some news soon that will oust
the fellow, trust me."
( And, sure enough, one afternoon in
a great stato of excitement young
Graves sought his sister in the garden.
She was seated in a hammock, dream
ing tenderly of the absent Rolfe. She
waB trustful and proud of his atten
tions, and although he had boon very
reserved as to his business In the
town and its vicinity, she felt that
he had some good reason for that
"I've found out!" proclaimed Harold
In a tone of exultation.
. "Found out what?" inquired Minna.
- "About Dltson. I never liked his
evasive ways. Neither did my chum.
Humph! I fancy after thlH you'll
value tried and true friends like him,
instead of picking up with a smug
"A smuggler?" repeated Minna,
"That's Just what Dltson Is. A regu
lar member of the Black Ribbon gang,
down at Dottle Point."
For a moment' Minna's face
whitened, then confidence and loyalty
came back Into her eyes.
"Nonsense!" she said simply.
"Is It?" retorted Harold, viciously.
"I'll show you. I'll have him arrested
the next time he sets his toot on
"You dare!" flared up his sister.
"Do you think I would believe such a
thing as you intlmato against a true
gentleman who saved my life, and
who has the confidence and respect
of our father and mother? You have
never liked Mr. Dltson, and this is
some plot of yours, because of your
preference for that chum of yours."
"It's true. Just the same," persisted
Harold, angrily; "I tracked him
down. I saw him meet a regular
rough crow of the fellows who are
making the revenuo service people bo
much trouble, smuggling goods over
here across the Canadian border. He
acted cheek by Jowl with them. Went
off with them in their boat. I've told
the revenue people about It. They're
going off after the gang tomorrow."
"You will have to prove more than
you tell before you make me believe
that Mr. Dltson is anything but a true,
honorablo gentleman," said Minna,
"All right. Walt a day or two and
see!" vaunted Harold.
Minna tried to be steadfast In her
faith In young Dltson, but the Intelli
gence she had received made her un
easy, Perhaps there was some dark
plot against Dltson, she reflected.
Her brother and bis chum, she felt
assured, were equal to that. She
wrote a brief note to Rolfe, addressed
to blf hotel In the next town, warn
ing him that enemies wcrn senklncr tn
get him Into trouble.
Rolfo did not get the note for he
was away with the smugglers, In
truth and verity! If Minna could
navo seen him tho next evening
shortly after dark at a cave on tho
lako that Was n henrinnartera fnr Itin
smugglers, Bhe would have ahuddorod.
lie seemed to bo one of tho grizzled
rougn looking crew who were await
ing the arrival of a skiff carrying
contraband goods from the Canadian
Rolfe sat on an unturned vi, (nof
wunin tno cave, whon ho was ln
tensely startled. One of the band
came Into view; forcing before him
I found him snvlnn nn ns " thn
smuggler explained. "In his pockbt I
found a note showing that ho has put
tne revenue officers nn In nnr den
'Sottlo him!" hn.iraotv
tho leader of the crowd. "Here. vnnM
to the captor and to Rolfe "take
mm over Beyond the rocks yonder and
'Her brother!" hrenthod Tfnifn n
he recognized Harold Graves.
Harold was the worse fnr n Severn
struggle and did not notice Rolfe, who
with hfs captor started to obey the or
ders of the smuggler chief.
ThlS Will do." RflM Tlntfn'o ctrmc.
Bier companion, as th
sight of tho cave. "Join In, mate, and
help finish him," and he drew his
Run for VOUr life!" whlsnnrnd
Rolfe quickly in the ear of the startled
naroia u raves.
In that flashing second thn hlter
recognized Rolfe. Ho. Uttered n nrv
of profound amazement, but was quick
to avail himself of tho offered op
portunity for escape.
He saw Rolfo Strike thn leveled
weapon from tho hand of the smug
gler. Ho saw tho latter eraDnlo with
Rolfe. Them WPrfl lrtlld nrlaa tnw
help, and Rolfe, denounced as a
traitor to the band, wns hnmn hv
some 01 us members back to the cave.
It was an excited, pitiful story that
Harold told to his sister when he
reached home. Even to his crude
mind tho Indication was irresistible
that Rolfe could not bo one of tho
smugglers In reality, and oppose their
counsels at the forfeit of his life.
"He saved me, that's all I know, and
I'm sorry for him," said the subdued
"And your work has brought him
to his doom!" sobbed his sister, bit
terly. Then came news that the revenuo
omcera whom Harold had led tn tho
den of the smugglers, but had got
separated from, had made an on
slaught In time to save Rolfe from
me vengeance of the band. All had
With a great cry, the next morning
aiinna sprang from the porch to greet
a brisk, smllinc visitor. Rolfo nitsnn.
Soon be explained to her the complete
"I was employed as a government
agent to get at the inside affairs of
tne smugglers." Rolfe told Minna
"The action of the revenuo officers
has finished my work. I have onme
to say good-by, for I must return to
nut you will come back, some
time? ' faltered Minna.
"Is that your wish?" asked Rolfe.
Her two trembling hands, restlne In
his own, made answer, and when
Rolfe Dltson left her. Minna Graves
was his promised wife.
(Copyright, 19H. by W. O. Chapman.)
The Faults of Others.
Charitv does not remit nf ma that
WQ Should not Bee the faults nf nthers
but that we should avoid all needless
and voluntary observing of them: nnd
mat we should not be bund to their
good qualities when we are so sharp
sighted to their bad onos. What If
others are weak. Is that a re.innn fnr
your no longer keeping any measure
with them? You, that complain of
tneir troubling you, do you give nobody
any trouble? You that are so shocked
at the faults you see If all to whnm
you have been troublesome should re
turn the trouble thev hnvn hurt with
you, you would be oppressed with the
weight. Ana, besides, oven supposing
that men had nothing to reproach you
with, vet consider, further, what nhll.
Rations VOU be under from Rod tn shntr
forbearance toward others for which
you know you have such abundant oc
casion at his hands Fonelon
Italians Are Vegetarians.
Being newcomers the Italians are
doing the heavy, unskilled work
which was once the prerogative of the
Irish. The shovel le now as firmly as
sociated in our minds with 'Tonlo as
formerly with Barney. The northern
Italians go much Into mine and quarry
and silk mill, but the others stick
close to railroad, street and construc
tion work. Of our railroads It has been
said that "Italians build them, Irish
run them and Jews own them." Nearer
to the truth, perhaps, is the New York
mot. "Houses nowadays are built by
Italians, owned by Jews and paid for
by Irish tenants." Being small and
vegetarian, the Italians are not pre
ferred In earthwork for their physical
strength, but because of their endur
ance of heat, cold, wet and muck. As
ono contractor put It, "They can stand
the gaff." The Century.
Reported Lots or His Arm.
While walking along the railroad
track In the Mill Creek yard, John
Wise of Port Carbon, Pa., fourteen
years, was Jostled by a man unknown
to him and he fell upon tho track Just
as a trip of cars came which ran over
him, severing his right arm above the
Wise walked .to the dispatcher's of
fice, several hundred yards distant,
and coollv told the men In thn nfflnn
be had lost bis arm, which they might
find on the tracks. Ho was hurried
to the office of a physician where ho
was given first aid and brought to tho
Plttsvllle hospital. The severed arm
was found as he had stated.
' -In Character,
"The leader of this orchestra bops
about like a monkey,"
"His actions are abnronrlatn. Thn
piece they are playing is entitled, "In
W-lEIi Clll I IK
Forty Tom Watson watermelons.
musing in weight from 45 to 62
pounds, recently attracted and held
my attention in Muakopnn. Dkln.. wh lo
I was passing through a splendid ag
ricultural and industrial exhibit, writes
winiam Anthony Aery of the Hamp
Fred Hawkins n vnnnir bIItti dark.
Bklnned Negro of East Muskogee, who
Is a share tennnt u-nrUInt- n dnreh
acres of rich Arkansas bottom land,
raised theso melons. He had caught
IOC Idea Of ernwlnw Ann fruit nnH nth.
er farm Crons frnm noMmr hla whltn
neighbors reap largo profits from their
He had done his hoot In fnrmlni- and
had Won. thereby, hnth fnr himself and
for his race, the confidence and re
spect of many white and black bust
ness friends. Lnw.nhldlnt h
Inp, and thriftv. h linn nnt hopn eprt
uusiy troubled by any pressing prob
lem of raco adjustment. He has
Bolvcd tho nroblem tht nnph ndranplnf?
the best interests of his own commu
When he was n rhlld hn Inst his
mother and father nnH n'no hrnnpht
up, along with ono sister, by his grand
parents. Thoueh th ev wnrn Ir-nnrnnt
of book-learning they taught him to
work, to save and to be honest
Hawkins Is still a renter nnd litres
in a two-room huose on a small planta
tion, but he IS On the mud tn hnm.
ing an Independent farmer. He has a
Kina and foreslghted landlord a man
who furnishes his tenant a team of
Strong mules. COOd farm Imnlnmenta
and a comfortable house. Hawkins is
also making hundreds of dollars for
himself, as well as for his boss man,
from his cotton, com, sweet potatoes
I have told. In snmn detail the
of Hawkins and his success tn chnw
that this young Negro Is worth help
ing ana wortn understanding, that he
Is really succeeding, and that, hn Is n
real asset to the white man. The best
southerners know and believe this.
What Hawkins has
- v. . uuai.
MUSkOCee to Cement rnnro
race relations through his thrift and
good farming, the National Negro Bus
iness league has been doing on a largo
scaie, uunng fourteen years, for the
What Negroes in Oklahoma have
done to earn bread by the sweat of
their brow may be readily repeated by
iietjiues tnrougnout the United States,
provided they are willing to pay the
city for the blessines of the nnen
uuiiniry ana make their essential in
terests narmonlze with the Interests
or tne best white people.
Booker T. Washington and other
iiegro leaaers tooK part In the open
Ing ceremonies for the Pasen v r n
A., Which Was Opened for Necrn men
iMovemoer 22. The new bulldlnc.
Which is on the Pasen hefn-
eenth and Nineteenth Streets, renrn.
sented a total cost of about one hun-
area thousand dollars, and la thorough
ly modern and complete. R. B. De
Frantz, the secretary of the new hnild.
ius, womea out an elaborate onen
Ing ceremonial that lasted from No
vember 22 to 29.
A playground instltuto has neen nr.
ganlzed In Cleveland, O., to train work
ers ror the local playgrounds nnd roe.
reation centers. Dr. A. E. Patterson.
director of the department of hygiene
in the public schools, started the
Returns from the several Amerlenn
consulates and agencies In Australia
show an aggregate export trade to the
United States during 1913 to the
value of $13,159,470, compared with
lU,yss,747 in 1912: to the Phlllnnlnn
Jslands, $2,769,604, compared with
$3,001,113; to the Hawaiian islands,
$514,900, compared with. $377,748.
The DODUlatlon Of Belfast Is oll,.M.
ly under four hundred thousand, and
In the entire province, some of thn r.
mote parts of which are unsuited to
motor cars, there are only about one
million seven hundred and fifty thou
As an indication of the initiative, thn
Industry and tho capability of Neirrnes
It Is reliably reported that more than
ten thousand business enterprises in
this country are owned, eontrnlied
operated by Negroes.
In California there are SKO.nnn acre
on which grape vines are growing;
170,000 planted to wine grapes; 11,000
to raisin grapes ana 60,000 to table
It Is said that a noted British enln.
mologist recently paid $1,000 for a
rare specimen of flea which Is nnen.
slonally found in the fur of the sea
The population of New York eitv
was estimated a year ago at 5,333,537,
a gain since the regular census of
In Stockholm the street-car con
ductors sell hatpin protectors for a
halfpenny apiece to all women who
wish to bay
By No Means the Flrtt liuU
At considerable expense a certain
Ucottlsh town council had erected
public swimming baths, and they were
opened by one of the leading men of
the neighborhood. Of the proudest
there was Sandy, who had been ap
pointed bath superintendent Sandy
bad two hobbles dog breeding and
swimming. Just prior to the opening
ceremony one of the local councilors
slipped and fell Into the six-foot end
of the bath. "Come oot o that!"
roared Sandy, leaning over and catch-
The fireside appeals to tho older
members of tho family. Hero tbrfy
gather to talk of the past Very little
planning for the future and only a
spare use of books and papers. In
fact, thero is nothing to interest tho
younger generation of today, Tho
old, unpalnted, Ill-constructed house
called home has ceased to bo attrac
tive to the boy or girl who has at
tended school and learned something
of modern living. In most cases his
thoughts turn Immediately to tho city,
where his brothers hnyo caught tho
spirit of modern life, live In better
houses and have some of tho com
forts of modern life to It .,.nr,.inr
he leaves the farm for the city? And
In Proportion ns thoon
leave the farm and flock to the cities
"the problem" grows harder of solu
tion. General observations show that the
majority of the
and Indifferent. The spirit of hope of
luieresi in ItllntrS 1 v nir nnd r-rniuJno
seems to be dormant. A mero exis
tence is all asked for or expected.
lucrt) is no Olsnlav nf Inronllon
ius, no saving and nlannlm? fnr thn rn
ture. We again repeat that there are
exceptions, but Mm Dh .ut.i..
are absolutely true
our Negro farmers. And If it is true
ui tnose wno own their farms, what
must be tho condition of those who
rent? What can hn .m nr th
larmer? where directed by some in
telligent owner whom ho respects and
has confidence in he does well hut in
most cases his
hi3 large family is pitiable. A mere
emia m mind, a man In body, .bo
nuiftH nnn works. nnri imt nnnnm.
pllshes nothing. This condition can
ua uioppea to his advantage and to
the advantage of the landlord. Com
mon sense, business nnd lmmnnitv do.
""urn a cuange.
The second annual mettn nt ti,o
Philadelphia branch nf thn Nntlnnnl
Association ror the Advancement of
Colored People was held at the
Friends' Meeting house, Fifteenth and
liace streets, Philadelphia, The re
ports or tho work of tho association re
vealed that considerable had been ac
complished during the year in behalf
of the colored race in that city. It
was shown that in several cases dis
crimination In moving-picture shows,
theaters and restaurants efforts to
safeguard the Negro had been met
with success and In ono instance a
damage suit had been won against tho
proprietor of a moving-picture show.
Tho meeting listened to addresses by
Miss K. SI. Johnson, traveling repre
sentative of the National association,
and Miss May Childs Nerney, national
secretary of New York.
The ofilcers elected for the ensuing
year: President Ellwood Heacock;
vice-presidents. Dr. J. Max Barber,
Mrs. S. W. Layton; secretary, Isadora
Martin; treasurer, R. R. Porter, Brad
ford. Executive committee. Hon.
George H. White, R. R. Wrights Mrs.
Mary Murdah. James n. navls. rtnhM
Ell Mayer, Bishop J. S. Caldwell, Rev.
E. W. Moore, Miss Francis Bartholo
mew, Mrs. Addle W, Dlckerson, Dr. J.
Max Barber. Ellwood Heacock. Mrs. a.
W. Layton, Isadore Martin.
To solve tho Droblem of dlsnnslnn-
of the dead, a famous German archi
tect proposes to erect In the chief cit
ies immense pyramids, each of which
would hold tho ashes of 1,000,000 ore
President Wilson envn ntrnntr en.
couragement to southern colored men
who are promoting an exposition In
Richmond next year commemorating
the fiftieth anniversary of the cmannl.
nation of the Necro bv accenting an
Invitation to visit the exposition and
make an. address.
A large delegation, headed hv Riles
Jackson of Richmond, president of the
exposition, and Judson W. Lyons of
Aueusta. former register nf thn trana.
ury, representing the Negro Historical
and Industrial association, under
whose auspices the exposition Is to hn
held, called on the president and ex
tended the invitation.
In accepting, the president said that
he wished the exposition every suc
cess. The president was told that tho
progress of the Necro in thn last Rrt
years would be fittingly celebrated at
Richmond, and that this progress was
nhnun In t ll o fnrt t Tin t In ilia afrn,n
Virginia alone the Hegross pay taxes
on $34,000,000 of property, church and
Bcnooi ana Bimnar properties not In
cluded. Nine-tenths of tho fire loss nf this
country Is caused by carelessness.
The Sarlno (OnLI Canadian
that "Thomas Collins of the first pun.
cession of Blddulph township, who Is
nlnety-nlno and one-half vears nld
has Just commenced taking music les
In the course of one vear mnm
than six thousand persons were Iden
tified by their finger prints in the Lon
don police court '
American "cowboy" nlcturea nnn.
tinue to captivate Spanish children,
and even tho whole public
ing the unfortunate one by the hair.
"Come oot o' that! That bath's no'
opened yet." When on firm foothold
tho councilor tried to laugh the mat
ter away. "Anyhow,- I have had the
first swim," he said. ' 'Deed yo hadna,"
responded Sandy calmly, "Me and th'
dogs had a dip this morning."
Shrank from the Job.
Angry Customerr-You certainly
took an execrable photograph of me.
Photographer But, sir, my plates
are sensitive ones
By ORISON SWETT MARDEN.
Ooprrljbt br UcClnra Newipiptr 8;ndlcal
"HADN'T TIME TO MAKE FRIENDS"
Not long aeo Mr. Mellen. thn fnr.
mer president of tno New Haven
railroad, and most Mtterlv tnltrort
bdouc railroad man of his time, said:
I thought if a man knew his hits!
ness and worked at It hard and nro-
duced tho best product ho could with
tno materials available, that was
enough. But apparently it was not.
"It is cnoueh Until a storm hrnaks.
said the newspaper man to whom Mr.
xuenen was talking.
"I thought I was strong onough to
meet any storm." ho answered
"What should a man do to prepare
for the kind of Btorm that hit mo?"
"He might have tnadn mnm frlnnds
outsldo of tho line of business friends
with tho public."
'But I hadn't tho time. I was too
busy. I have had six weeks' vacation
in 44 years. How could I find tho
time to meet your newsnaner renort
ers and cultivate tho good will of
editors? I engaged a man to do that
worn, well, wo shall see. I may
have a llttlo more time now to make
After all, what does that thing
which wo call success amount to if
wo have sacrificed our friendships, If
wo navo sacrificed tho most sacred
things in life in getting it?
One of the most beautiful things
that can ever be said of a human be
ing is that he has a host of friends.
When Lincoln's friends were pro
posing him for the presidency ho was
poor and comparatively unknown
and people said: "Why, Lincoln has
no rich men back of him; he has no
political pull, no inoney, not much of
anything excentlntr a lnt nf friends"
This Is true, but what friends they
were) They made his presidency pos
sible. Only he has friends worth while who
Is willing to Day tho nrico for mnldni-
and keeping them. Ho may not have
quite ns large a fortune aa If hn iravn
all of his time to business and money-
making. But wouldn't you rather have
more good, stanch friends who believe
In you and who would stand hv vnu In
tho severest adversity than have a Ut
ile more money? .What will enrich the
Hfo so much as hosts of good, loyal
Most of us attend to evervthlne else
first, and if we have any little scraps
of time left WO bive them tn nnr
friends, when wo ought to make a
business of our friendships. Are they
not worth it7
Tho faith Of friends Is a nernofna!
stimulus. How it nerves and en mur
ages us to do our best when we feel
that scores of friends reallv believe
It means a creat deal tn have n.
thuslastlc friends always looking out
tor our interests, worklne for ns nil
the tme, saying a good word for ua
at every opportunity, supporting us,
speaking for us In our absencn when
we need a friend, stopping slanders,
shielding our sensitive, weak spots,
Killing lies which would injure us,
correcting false Impressions, trying
to set us rleht. overcoming thn nmi.
dices created by some mistake or Blip
or a iirst bad Impression we made,
who are always dolne somethlnc tn"
give us a art or help us along!
One reason why so many nennlo am
aisanpolnted with what 1 fn has fnr
them is because they have
tlvated tho capacity for friendship.
rTienasnip is no one-sided affair, but
an exchange of soul qualities. There
can bo no friendship withnnt renl.
procity. Many people are not capable
01 rorming great friendships, because
tney ao not nave the qualities them
selves which attract noble qualities in
Others. If you arn rrnmmnil
despicable qualities, you cannot expect
any one to care for vnn. tf vnu
uncharitable, intolerant, if you lack
generosity, cordiality; if you are nar
row and bigoted, unsympathetic, you
cannot expect that generous, large
hearted, noble characters will flock
THE INDIVIDUAL IN YOUR CHILD
"When I was a little girl," a friend
ot mine once told me, "I was always
so glad when company came to the
house. My mother would change bo.
She would be cheerful and kind to
company and would stop scolding and
criticizing me. Sometimes I used to
wish I could Just be company all the
time she would have been so kind
to me always then."
How long could we hold the confi
dence and affection of our friends if
wo treated them as many of us treat
our children? Most fathers and
mothers do not seem to realize that
tho qualities which attract children to
them and which secure their confi
dence are the same qualities which
f.ttract their friends and tho good
alth of the people with whom they
associate. A father might as well
pummel and abuse a friend every lit
tle while and then expect him to re
spect and love him as to pound and
abuse a child and expect to gain his
love, Just because ho belongs to him,
Many parents seem to think that
because their own children are de
pendent upon them for their food,
clothing, shelter and education, that
they own their respect, gratitude and
iove, regaraiess or how they are
treated. The sense of relationship has
Solving the Problem.
For Beveral years the newspapors
havo been filled with various discus
sions of the high cost of living, but
tho other day a man In this com
munity gave the nearest solution of
It we have heard. He has three cows
that furnish him with butter and
milk for his home, und In addition to
that he Is raising three calves and
three hogs with tha milk, while the
milk Ib sold regularly and keeps the
store account paid. His ditch banks
ore growing fruit trees that make
nothing whatever to do with n child's
feelings towards his fathnr. It Is lust
bb impossible to compel the respect of
one's child ns It Is tn pnmnnl nnnln oth
er person to lovo us. You must cam
his respect, JuBt as you would earn the
respect of a friend. It costs you some
thing to keep tho good will and friend-
snip 01 your children. .
The greatest hold the parent has
upon the child u it
How often wo hear fathers and moth-
say mat they no longer havo
any control over their son; that ho
has passed bevnnd their
they do not know what to do' with
mm. now, my parent friends, have
you ever tried to make a companion
of your boy: tried tn malrn him fenl
that you wero his best friend, by
Byrapainizing with him In his llttlo
troubles and trials? Do you take an
Interest In his nnrton fin rl nmVilflnnitf
Have you tried to encourage him
when ho was down-hearted, had mado
a serious mistake. Havo you sym
pathized with him In his struggles for
self-control? Any business' man
would be horrified nt th n nncrcrestlnn
that ho Wns rnlnlnt hlo inn hv
neglect, that his absorption In busi
ness 'would result in the undoing of
his own Bon. But if you have been
in the habit of drivlnir him awav
from you because you did not want
to ue ootnered every time he asked a
question or camo tn vnu with hia
little henrtnehps fnr rmir ovmnnthv
and your help, you cannot expect to
navo much influence over him. One
of the bitterest things in many a
business man's Ufa hns been the dis
covery, after he had made his money,
that he had lost his hold upon his
boy. and he wnuld elvn a laree Dart
of his fortune to recover bis loss.
Every' father should think of the
child as a sacred trust, bringing Into
thn wnrld with him a aealed mns.
sage, which he Is bound to deliver
like a man and a hero, and that this
scaletl message within him ia sacred.
It may not he even fnr thn father to
read; but it Is each father's duty to
neip nis boy to live up to It
It Is comnaratlvelv easy for you
to gain your boy's confidence. It you
begin early enough. From Infancy,
ho should erow nn tn feel Hiat nn
one else can take vnur nlnen. that
you stand In a peculiar relation to
mm, which no ono else can fill. Every
boy is going to bave a confidant, some
Ono to whom hn nan tell his serrets
and whisper his hopes and ambitions,
wmch he would not breathe to others,
and this some one should bo his fa
Are Foxes Vegetarians?
Foxes are not eenerallv accredited
with vegetarian Instincts. You never
see their tracks, as you see those of
the rabbits, around a young oak-tree
shoot which has been nibbled down to
tho tough stem. But Esop evidently
thought otherwise when he wrote his
fable of the sour cranes, and thero la
plenty of testimony that Esop was
right Foxes ao eat wild grapes, as
many observers have testified, climb
ing a considerable way to get them;
and probably at times they eat berries
and perhaps apples. I havo found
their tracks, at any rate, beneath
apple-trees. I bave also been confi
dently assured that they eat the per
Simmons in Virginia: that the "ol
noun' dawgs" know hqw good this
fruit is, too, and If you wish to find
the very best tree, take a "dawg
with you. Walter Pilchard Eaton, In
Bank Notes of Silk.
Bank notes made of silk of n nar.
tlcutar shade that will baffle the bank
note forger are now possible. As is
known, most of the exDert banknote
forgers use photography to obtain
their best results; out a recent lnven-
tlnn Tn'alcea it nosslhle to mamifantnrn
silk of a particular shade that can
not possibly be photographed.
Discovered by a woman, this Inven
tion is a new process ot waterproofing
fabrics without rubber and dyeing
them In the same operation. Linen,
cotton or other materials to be treat
ed by this process are placed whtto
into one end of the machine and
brought out at the other end a few
minutes later colored, waterproofed,
nnd drv Pahrles i;n nrndneed. thn in.
ventor maintains, can be used In hun
dreds of trades, from aeroplane build
ing to banknote making.
Old Maid's Opinion of Boys.
In the Woman's Home Companion.
Zona Gale, writing a story of an old
maid who suddenly found herself faco
to face with the responsibility of tak
(ne rare nf a smnll bov. nresents thn
old maid as making the following ob
servation: " 'Thoueh I love the human rann
and admire to see it took care of, I
couldn't senso my way clear to taking
a boy into my houee. Boys belong to
the human race, to be sure, JUBt aa
whirling" egg beaters belong to ome
lets; but-much as I set store by ome
lets, I couldn't invite a whirling egg
beater into my borne permanent
"'And I don't ever rent tn 'em.
They ain't got enough Bllence to"em."
A Long Huzzah.
Tho new contlff. if in stature hn
matches the shorteet monarch In thn
present vyorld, his contemporary In
Rome, has at any rate a longer name,
In Italian, than any of his predeces
sors tor many a day. It is almost un
manageably long for acclamation.
"Vivl Pio Declmo," used to go oft llko
artillery, and "Viva Plo Nono" was
even a sharper Bhot. But "Viva Bene
detto Decimoqulnto" does not, It must
be confessed, linger and rumble. It
Is longer than the shout for Leono
money. Instead ot grass and burrs
that make work. Of course, every
man cannot do this, but there are a
good many farms about here that are
adapted to these methods.
A Permissible Pun, "
"What's going on in here?" asked
"A meeting of the board of direc
tors,'' said tho doorkeeper, with a
"And, what are youf"
"I'm tho bored."
(By E. O. SELLERS, Acting Director Sun-
uojr ucnooi uouras, Moody Bible Intl
LESSON FOR DECEMBER 6
CHRIST RISEN FROM THE DEAD.
LESSON TEXT Mark 16:1-8; Matt SS:11-
OOLDEN TTIVTTV1, ...1. ... ,1.. ...
. - i. .ij kuk jro ma liv
ing? amoncr t ti ...i? t,. . . , ....
UWHU.. ,a iicid out
l risen. Luke J4:S, t. r
Tho death of Christ mnrin n nrn.
found. impression, Luke 23:48, 49. Jo
seph, who had beon a secret disciple,
obtained the body and gave it burial,
Mark 15:42-47. In the. lesson Relented
for today we havo, first Mark's record
or the discovery ot tho resurrection
by tho women, and. second. Matthew's
record ot how his enemies dealt with
I. The Resurrection Morn. Mark
16:1-8. The Sabbath ended nt sun.
down and the shops wero then opened.
Mary Magdalene then purchased
spices that they might anoint the dead
body of Jesus. They may have paid
the tomb a visit late' on Saturday, see
Matt. 28:1 R. V. Starting tho next
morn, "whllo it was vet dark." John
20:1, they camo to tho tomb to per
form their last service of gratitude
and love. He had no need of this serv
ice, Matt. 16:21; 20:19; howover, it
was acceptable and they were reward
ed by receiving tho first glimpse ot
tho risen Lord.
Women's Love Genuine.
Tho reason they did not exnect to
see a risen Jesus was in their failure
to listen to and to ponder on his
words. The men also failed to com
prehend the note of his resurrection
which he bo frequently sounded. In
deed, the report of these same women
is by these men considered "as idlo
tales," Luke 24:11. The women ap
pear in a better light than the men in
this story. The women, especially
Mary Magdalene, loved much because
he had done so much for them. Tho
oxtent and the genuineness of their
affection is found In that they went to
the tomb to servo Jesus when appar
ently hope had fled and faith was
blighted, I Cor. 13:8 R. V. Their visit
was tho fulfillment of their ministry
of love, yet it reveals the darkness of
their minds. This was common to all
of his followers as we have' already in
dicated. Approaching tho tomb they are" con
fronted by a new difficulty "Who
shall roll away tho stone?" The words
of verse four nra elenlflcant "Look
ing up, they see that the stone is rolled
back," Am. ll. V. This undoubtedly
refers to tho situation ot the tomb and
their aDDroach thereto, vet the fact
remains that "looking up" most of our
aimcultles are removed. Let i3 be
constantly "looklne- unto him " It has
been suggested that God rolled away
the stone, not that Jesus might get out.
but rather that the women might get
in. Mary found two ancela sittlne.
one at tho head and one at the foot
whero the body had lain, John 20:11,
12, and the two disciples to whom she
reported found the linen cloth and the
napkin and "believed," John 20:2-9.
The women iwere overwhelmed with
perplexity and, like Peter and John,
"knew not the Scripture that he must
rise again from the dead." The an
gelic message, "He is risen; he is not
here," was the sounding forth of a
message as great and as glorious as
that sounded by the angels on the
night of his birth. To add impression
to the message, they are bidden to
"behold the place where they laid
htm." v. 6.
Such exoerience and such knowledcn
entails a definite burden of responsi
bility, therefore tho logical message
and command of verse seven. This Is
also In accord 'with tho Savior's last
earthly message, Mark 16:15; Matt.
28:18-20. It is natural for us to lin
ger in silent meditation at the nlnen
of our greatest revelation or of our
deepest soul experiences, but these
women nre urged to "eo oulcklv."
Thn messairn nf salvntlnn Is tnn tm.
portant to brook any delay, and "the
king's business requiroth haste."
There Is a tender touch In Mark's rec
ord of tho allusion to Peter In particu
lar when we recall that Mark rn.
celved his gospel chiefly from that
source. It adds lleht to that dark nln.
ture wo saw In the palace ot the high '
priest when Peter so miserably failed.
What a blessed nrlvllece Is entrusted
to these women, to nrocialm to the nnr.
sowing, hopeless disciples a risen Lord,
and to a backslider that this risen
one belonged to him as much as to
any ot the others. Such an experlenco
and such a message filled the women
with awe, and they "fled" to the dls
cinles and on the way "they said noth.
Ing to anyone, for they were afraid,' '
v. 8 it. v.
8pread False Tale.
II. The Watch at the Seoulcher.
Matt. 27:62-66 and 28:11.15. Evident,
ly tho manner ot his death and his re
ported prophecies as to tho resurrec
tion made an impression upon the ene
mies of Jesus. This guard Is an ex
nresslon of the ultimate nntncnnlsm
ot the priests and rulers. As this, the
morn ot me nrst day of tno week, ap
proached the guard saw tho vision of
the angel and In Its presence became
as dead men. When later they had re
covered they haftenod Into tho city
and resorted to the nrlests thn fnrt'nf
tho coming ot the angel and that the
stone, upon which the seal rested, had
been removed. Bribed, they spread
abroad the tale that the disciples had
stolen bis body. The falseness of
such a tale is evidenced by tho tact
that the rankest infidel baa not tho
temorlty to make such a claim today.
The later lives ot these same disciples,
their heroism and their martyrdom, Is
evidence ot the absurdity of claiming
anj such, act on their part