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Influence in My Life
2y General Nelson A Miles
HE Influences that affect one's life may be innumerable. The
lights and shadows along the pathway of life affect us for
the moment and leave their lasting Impressions upon the
memory. The lights Inspire and elevate; the shadows
alarm, restrain and protect us. In the same way our pres
ence and Influence affect the lives of others either for good
or evil. Par superior and transcending all other influences
has been ythe beneficent presencet of those true and pure
spirits wno nave accompanied me on iuib juuruey i
A father who was the' eoul of honor, whose Integrity was as sacred as
life, and who was oneof the truest patriots I have ever known. He had the
courage of his convictions, frank and manly la expressing his opinions and
Judgment of men and affairs; as hrave as a lion yet as kind hearted and ten
der as a child. Ho loathed a hypocrite. Intrigue and deception were foreign
to his nature. His Ideas of truth and duty were inspiring and ennobling. A
sainted mother whose blessed influence from the time she first taught me to
lisp a prayer was the true light and guide of my life. The tenderest affection,
the gentlest admonition, the deepest love, the sweet melody of her sacred
music touched and forever impressed the better chords of heart and soul,
and their influence was ever present as a true inspiring and cherished mem
ory. The splendid influence of a noble brother who was the highest type of
American character and citizenship; also the refining influence of two de
voted sliters who were the light and Joy of a happy home.
Last, but cot least, and embodying all the good Influences of those above
mentioned, was the companion of my life, who made life with all Its struggles,
its conflicts, Its adventures, and achievements as far as passible a romance
and a success. To these influences I would attribute whatever there is of my
life that is commendable and satisfactory. The Circle Magazine.
? Are Tubercle
Friends, Jot Foes?
By Charles E.
T Is about time, as it seems to me, for us to restore the peo
ple to tbelr wits, from which the bacteriologists and germ
theorists have frightened them by means of scare tales
concerning the alleged danger from "germ." When sol
diers go Into battle It Is manifestly Important for them to
know friends from foes. Instances have been known in
which sqnads of the same army, in the dark or In the smoke
of battle, have fired into each other, causing a bloody sac
rifice and at risk eTe'n of utter rout by the enemy. That
the same sort of thing msy occur that It has, in fact, occurred 10 war
against disease Is susceptible of proof; and I would cite the experience of
three eminent physicians, after quoting the remarks of Professor Jacob! that
"ft may be possible that we can learn how to poison and estermlhate the so
called germs, but in so doing we may kill the patient!"
The experience of Drs. Babl. Perron and Giineno (Lancet, April 30, 1S9S)
Is of great significance in bearing out Professor Jacobi's dictum: "When
t dealing with tuberculosis of the lungs, the microscope having revealed the
presence of the Koch bacillus,, but the patient is without fever, night sweats,
or yellowish green sputa, the results from experiments with serum from
donkeys were somewhat amazing as well as disastrous. Treated with the
serum, their general health seemed to improve (poison stimulation, soys tha
present writer), and the number of Koch bacilli decreased In notable pro
portions.4 In two cases the last sputa examined showed that the bacilli had
entirely disappeared; but with the disappearance of the specific bacillus of
tuberculosis Rootle fever set In, and one patient died In eight days and the
other In ten, with the symptoms of 6eptlc poisoning."
Cannot Support His Daughters and
Forces Them to Work
N my opinion It Is adding Insult to injury for women to be
told, B3 by Bishop Donne, that they have "elbowed" telr
way Into the industrial world, and by obtaining work have
deprived men of It. As truly might it be said that the 400
unfortunate Englishmen and women elbowed their way Into
the Black Hole at Calcutta. They were driven In; and the
little girls (for statistics show that 92 percent of female
workers start before attaining the age of 16) are equally
driven from home and school into industrial and commercial
Far from being able to protect and support their females, men have un
mistakably shown that they cannot protect themselves. They have allowed
themselves to be robbed and despoiled of everything beyond a mere living.
The report of the United States Bureau of Labor shows that the average
wage of odult male labor during 1307 (the'latust figures available) was (10.08
per week. ,
No one who realizes how email is the purchasing power of this sum In
the human necessities of shelter, food, and clothing can reasonably deny my
contention that the average man has shown himself unable to protect him
self as head of a family. -He is therefore compelled to drive hlB children out
at the earliest possible moment to make their own meagTo living.
And the worst of the whole matter Is he is satisfled' with himself. In
6tead of realizing that; he is economically (and spiritually, too) "poor and
blind and mlseraEfle and naked" be Is puffed up with a sens if his import
ance as a voter aamportance which he refuses to sharo -with his women-kind.
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I Spoiled the Marble.
! ' Sculptor, to his friend) Well, what
, do you think of my bust? Fine piece
cf marble, Isn't it?
Friesd Magnlflcent-What a pity to
have made a bust of It. It would have
made a lovely mantelpiece. Bon ,Vi-vant.
The Papanese Diet lias Just rssed
the bill introduced by the Kovemment
providing for the refunding of the
consumption tax on sugar when s.ed
manufacturing condensed mil in
Page. M. D.
, Fishermen as Golf. Oidlti.
As the result of the gret dearth ol
every description of white fish on the
Scottish coast many fishermen ar
turning their attention toorue more
profitable calling, the most popular be
lag that of golf caddy.
VThere are comparatively few places
of any consequence 1n Scotland with
out a golf course, so-that large cum
bers of fishermen are finding employ
ment In thla way. London Mall.
The men of Australia
the women by 247,000.
Thwe mirodc I know
To make my heart delight '
Dawn with her rose aglmv ,'
Down-tep(mitt from the flight;
Dunk with Fier sum an3 abadow ban,
And moon, a lily wliite!
Thee mterie unfold ' ... '
Jly linppitiena to brirn ' ' '.
Autumn with ninio gull ; - '
Slimmer with ionfc nud wing;
Winter with di-uth; and then the breath
And blosuora face of Bpriujl
Oh, joy it is to live.'T ;' f
To know, to hear, to leel
God haH so much to give
Ami Rives to plndden me
Mimic ami mirth ami love on Earth,
Anil Heaven yet to be!
"Frank Dempster Sherman, in the Cen
tury. I Leaving Sister
Stella hurried through the errand
which had taken her to the kitchen
and as she regained the hall leading
to the front of the house, her face
lost the pained look It had worn
while she had been giving Instruct
tlons to the cook. For the last two
years Stella never went to the rear
of the house it it were possible to
arold doing so.
From childhood days she had spent
long, happy hours in the spacious
yard of the Tolbert home and since
the encroachment of the city had
walled them in on one side and at
the rear, she had been heartbroken
Then fine old mansions had been
razed to make room for long rows of
brick houses intolerable in the mo
notony of their architecture. Each
had its tiny lawn In front, its sis
foot grass plot at onj side and an
other plot Ip the rear, but the back
yards blossomed only with the Mon
day wash, and the great trees had
been cut down because the front
lawns were far too small to accom
modate the sturdy oaks and the tall
Across the street from the Tolbert
house was a public park ind on the
other street side It .as a corner lot
was another old-fashioned htuse,
part of the Bain estate in litigation,
which seemed to Insure the perman
ency of the landmark.
On tne other sides the brick mon
strosities reared their ugly roofs.
Stella had shut up the rooms on that
side and in the rear or bad screened
the Mew with stained glass windows.
From the windows of the rooms
she used she could see the trees and
the sort of houses to which she was
acrustomed, and only when necessity
demanded did she venture Into those
rooms rom which an unobstructed
view of the unlovely back yards could
Stella's hatred of tha march of the
city and Its encroachment upon Cas
tleton was fierce and unreasoning,
but she had the Tolbert stubborn
ness and neitler her brother Bert
nor Frank Fleming could move her
determination to hold out against
the new order of things.
The building up of Castleton had
vastly Increased the yalue of all prop
erty and the taxes were growing
heavier each year, but this was an
added offense, not a reason for ac
cepting her brother's suggestion that
she sell the old mansion and purchase
a home further out in the country,
beyond the limits of the city's prob
The home had been left to Stella
as her father's business had been
left to Bert. He shared the home
with her end Stella lived in dread
of the das when he stfould marry and
move awa-, but she was stubborn
In her refusal to find another home.
"I won't be driven out by these
horrible new people," she had de
clared. "The home is still pleasant
enough If I live on the open side,
and I won't let the real estate men
have the victory."
That had become her war cry and
even when Fleming had urged her to
share the new home he bad purchased
some five miles further out In a care
fully restricted section she had de
clared that when they were married
he must live in the old borne. Only
Fleming's tactful silence at this crisis
prevented a broken engagement.
Stella, the kitchen safely behind
her, ensconsed herself Id her favorite
corner of the parlor as far as pos
sible from the sight of the hated,
semi-detached rows. The soft closing
of the front door roused her and she
culled to know who "had entered.
At the, sound of her brother's voice
the ran quickly Into the ball. His
early appearance augured some evil.
"What has gone wrong, Bert?" she
"Nothing's wrong," he declared,
trying to force his voice Into natural
tones. "Everything's right, In fact.
I had a chence to leave the office
early and I came out; that's all."
"It isn't all," insisted Stella.
"What is it, Bert!" v-
Bert tried to laugh, but the effort
was not entirely successful. Stella
followed him Into the library, with
her hand pressed against her heart
to still Its rapid beating.
Once in the comfortable room
Bert sank Into his favorite chair and
drew his" sister down upon bis knee.
; "I hate to glvo you pain, dear, he
began softly. '.'It Is only the know
ed?e that I am wounding you whlc
puts me 111 at ease. The fact is that
Beth promised me last night that she
would marry tie in June. Frank is
coming out this evening to dinner,
and I wanted to slip home and tell
you so that you could get over it
before be came."
Stella sprang to her feet.
"You are going to be married?"
she cried. "You are going to leaves
me and the dear old home and make
a home somewhere else?"
"It had to come some time," he
argued, defensively. "You see, Beth's
aunt will have to go back West
shortly and that will leave the poor
child without any protection."
"You can't expect me to remain
a bachelor all my life," he added,
with a trace of Irritation. "I think
we have all been very patient with
your whims, Stella. Kiss me like a
good sister and wish me Joy."
"I hope you will be very happy,"
said Stella dully, but she did not offer
to kiss him and she slowly left the
Bert watched her go with the sense
of helpless irritation a man feels
when he has- unwittingly hurt a wo
man and knows that really he is not
to blame. He made no effort to stop
her, and Stella slipped oft to her
own room, to fight out her battle
But here a fresh shock awaited
her, for as she curled up in the win
dow seat she glanced across the
street and was horrified to see two
heavy trucks piled high with ropes
and tackle stop before the house
across the way. Gilt lettering pro
claimed them the property of the
Metropolitan House Wrecking Com
pany, but Stella did not need the
signs to tell her their purpose.
Stella hurried down the stairs and
burst Into the library.
"Bert," she cried, "there are the
house wreckers In front of the old
Bain place. We must send Robert
over to tell them that they are mak
ing a mistake."
"There Js no mistake," said Bert
gently. "There was a decision in the
Court of Appeals last month. Frank
and I did not tell you because we did
not want you to worry about it until
you had to. They are going to put
up a row of flat Irouses."
For a moment Stella was stunned
by the announcement, then she went
over to her brother's chair.
"Let's ask Beth out to dinner to
night," she said as she kissed him.
"We'll plan for a double wedding,
Bert reached up and drew her
down tp the comfort and protection
of his strong arms.
"I'm glad you're going to give in
and marry Frank, even If he does
Insist upon running away from the
house wreckers," he whispered.
"But it's the first time I ever saw
the house wreckers act as Cupids."
A man never fights so hard for a
principle as he does for results.
Occasionally you find a grown man
who seems to eat almost as much as
a small boy.
The things that make a man dis
contented are not what he has, but
what he wants.
It Is quite natural that a fellow will
never have a show unless he has the
price of admission.
Some men are so rich that they
even Beem to think they can pay their
respects in dollars.
The man who is easily worked Is
He who swallows his pride should
be sure his digestion is all right.
Fine feathers may not make fine
birds, but a man's clothes may make
htm look like a Jay.
There are lots of good points about
many a man we wouldn't suspect If
he didn't tell us about them.
That women have little sense of
humor may be due to the fact that
they don't want to laugh and grow
When a woman's face is her for
tune she shouldn't have much trouble
In getting through life on her cheek.
The good don't all die young If
we are to believe the tombstones.
When a fellow tells a girl she Is
a dream, It is cruel to her to wake
Even the man who borrows trouble
Is apt to kick if he gets more than he
The man who suffers from dyspep
sia has little patience with a woman
who merely has a broken heart.
Some people take a melancholy
satisfaction in always being prepared
for trie worst.
It always worries an absent-minded
man to think he can't remember what
It was he was going to worry about.
From "Musings of a Gentle Cynic,"
In the New York Times.
The Missouri Senate Committee on
constitutional amendments has re
ported adv3rsely on giving women the
right to vote.
TO DRAW THREES.
It Is very difficult ofuniimeg to
dKaw threads In materials ror em
stlrching. One gets a thread g0J
and Suddenly it breaks s,nd mum be
hunted for, or else a new thread
picked up, which makes bad looltU).
work! To avoid this riake a thick
latheV of any kind of sdap, and with .
a latter brush if you, have one; u '
not, an old soft toothbrush will do-
go over the material where the
threads are to be dran, lathering it
well.' When this Is ,'done allow the.
lather to thoroughly dry. "When yon
begin to draw the threate you m
find that they will draw very easily
The cost of lighting a room depends
very much upon the color of the cell,
lng and walls. The color having th
largest reflectltg efficiency for a p)ia
celling Is a faint gray cream, this
efficiency being estimated at sixty,
four per Cent, says Good Housekeeji
lng. Other colors In the order and
percentage? of efficiency, the celling
being graS. are as follows: Faint
greenish, fifty-three per cent.; lljht
yellow, forty-nine per cent.; faint
pinkish, forty-three per cent. With
a cartridge-paper celling the percent,
ages of reflecting efficiency are:i
Medium light buff, forty-four; salmon
buff, thirty-three; pale gray, twentv-
seven; light blue, twenty; light green.
eignieen; ngni rea, ten; dull green,
seven. wun crep paper, medium
green, nineteen; coffee brown, six;
deep red, five. These figures are
from an Illuminating engineer, Dr.
Louis Bell, of Boston. The plainer
and harrfar the surface, of course, the
more glare In the reflection.
FLANTS FOR PORCH BOXES?
Avoid the planting1 of flowers t)et
demand sun In situations where only,
shade Is to re had, and, on the otber
hand, do not waste time and effort by
setting shade loving plants In posi
tions exposal to the full glare of the ,
sun. Keitbe. will thrive.
Usually the most perplexing prob
lem Is to select'-plants for the north
side of the porch.or the north win
dows. Tn Illng fuchsias, ivy geran
iums, fane calaiMums, vlncas, aspar
agus, Japicese morning glories, gls
choma ant begoniasWre all sulfide,
to Bay notling of the numerous itris.
The comm m "umbrella plant" also
does well 1,' such situations, hut re
quires more water than the others.
For boxes on the south', geraniums,
antirrhinums ("snap dragons"), he
liotrope, maurandya, Phlox ' Drum
mondll, nasturtiums, ageratum,
weeping lantana, crotons, ahutlllons,
coleus, are all excellent, while on tie
east tuberous begonias, nasturtiums,
thunberglas, vlncas, Ivy geranjjums,
heliotrope, raanettlas, maunAlva,
antirrhinums and ferns. ImliAv
lis News. , 1 1
Potatoes an Gratln Put crjtf'!
potatoes In buttered baking dlnh... cov
er with buttered crumbs and bake oa
centre grate until crumbs ai a brown.
Crumpets One quart warm
one teaspoon salt, half cup 5V
flour enough for a not very stiff ibat-
ter. When light add one-half ictip
melted butter, let stand twenty min
utes and bake In muffin rings or bpi.
Strawberries With Cream Pre
pare the strawberries In layers, prst
berries, then sugar, etc., cover vlth
one pint of cream, whites of tfcree
eggs and a teacup of powdered ttV-t
whipped together and flavored (fl'-a
Graham Popovers Two-thirds cup
entire wheat flour, one-third . y of
flour, one-fourth teaspoon salt, s i
eights cup of milk, one egg, one) half
teaspoon melted butter:, prepare
bake as popovers, putting M
hot buttered gem pans and vo
ty to thirty-five minutes.
Duchess Potatoes To two ;
hot riced potatoes add t
spoons butter, one-half teasp i
and yolks of three egKs, rlit'
en. Shape, using riii.iry I
tube In form of baskets, pjiauvds
crowns, leaves, roses, etc. lira a
over with beaten egg diluted wi n
teaspoon water and brown in - '
Raspberry BlancMange St-v nr
fresh raspberries, or use pn rvti
berries, strain off the Juice ad sei"t-
en It to taste, place over thcnrey'aaa
when it boils stir In corn starch ot
in co'1 water, allowIng"twr,table
sp' .. of turn starch for each jilt of
Jir . : tinue stirring Nintl suCT
tfn : v i)., Led; pour Into molds we' ,
!j -."i vrter and set away to cool;
ft r. h c'eam and sugar.
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