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GARNER THE DEAUTIFUL.
Oarner the beautiful as you go; Walt not for trme of leisure. The hours of toll may te long and slow, And the moments few of pleasure. Uut beauty strays by the common ways. And rails to the dullest being; Then let not thine ear be deaf to hear. Or thine eye be alow In seeing. Kind nature calls from her varied halls: "I will rive you balm for sadnees:" lrt the sunset's fleam and the laugh of the stream Awaken thoughts of gladness. If a bird should pour his song- by the door. l-et tny ieart respond with singing; The winds and the trees have harmonies That may set thy Joy-bells ringing. rauwe oft by a flower In Us leafy bower, And feast thine eye on Its beauty: A queen hath bliss no rarer than this. TIs thy privilege and duty. Anu on, hwi the shout of a child rings oui, And Its face Is bright with gladnea. Let It kindle the shine of Joy In thine, And banish care and sadness! Then gather the beautiful by your way. It was made for the soul's adomtnr: 'TIs a darksome path which no radiance nam At noon, at eve. In the morning. Ilard Is the soil where we delve and toil In the homely field of duty; Xlut the h&nd of our King to us doth fling The shining flowers of duty; Anna, It. Henderson, In Woman's Home Companion. From Clue to Climax. CY WIU. N. IIARBTN. Copyright 1896 by J. B. Llrptncott Co. CIIArTEn XVII.--C0.1TI5UED. The woman stroked her son's head thoughtfully for a moment, then she went on: "I really believe this Richard N. St rong did my brother a great wrong. They were equal partners in several small mining ventures in Col orado 20 years ago and seemed to get along pretty well together, but it hap pened that just at the time they were trying to get possession of a certain tract of silver mining land which my brother was confident would enrich them both Tom was compelled to re turn to New York on important busi ness of his own. Now, tny brother, Thomas Fnrleigh, was Known to be an exceptionally good judge of mineral in dications, nnd it often happened that when he showed interest In property the owners would refuse to Fell at any reasonable price. So, in this case, Mr. Strong projKjscd to him that he 1m not known in the transfer at all, but that he leave in his hnndhis part of t lie pur chase money and let the property be made over to him while Tom was in New York. My brother tliought it a good idea and consented, leaving all his Ravings, something over $3,000, wilh Strong, simply on thecissurance that on his return he should have a deed to a half interest in the property. 'Strong no doubt meant to be honest, nnd I believe only nn nceident to my brother prevented him from being o. On Tom's way to New York he fell from a train at Cincinnati, truck his head ugninst a stone ond was taken insensi ble to a hospital. The doctors Raid his skull was fractured and he became in Bane. From the hospital I had him taken to a jwivatc asylum, where I re mained with him as long as I could. After I left Cincinnati Mr. Strong heard of the accident and went to we him. My brother did lot recognize him, nnd, believing that Tom would never be re stored to his right mind, Mr. Strong snid not hing to anyone about the money put into his hands by my brother. lie vent nhead and rgunizcd n big com pany of eastern capitalists to operate the mine. They struck a rich vein, mid Strong became wealthy at once. "About five years nftcrwnrds a skill ful surgeon trepanned my brother's skull, relieved the pressure on the brain and restored his reason. Tom, of course, remembered the last transaction with Ids old partner, and, hearing of Strong's great success, at once set about trying to recover nn interest in his fortune. Mr. Strong was not, I believe, a very lmd man, nnd he would have been willing to undo what he had done, but to divide his profits with my brother would have been on open admission of guilt, so he disputed the. claim. Tom told me often that Strong pri vately offered him at one time $23,000 as a settlement of all claims against him, but that he had indignantly re fused it. Another time Strong offered him $50,000. They were alone in my brother's room in a hotel in Denver. Tom answered the proiotal by strik ing Strong in the mouth and shooting at 2iira as he ran downstairs. "Strong escaped unhurt, but my brother was arrested and tried for at tempting manslaughter. At the trial Tom made a statement of his wrongs, but Mr. StroDg brought proof that t he claimant had been in an insane asylum and testified that he had aiever been wholly restored. He even pleaded for Tom's release on that soore, and was praised in the papers for so doing. My brother was let off with a small fine, but the wrong rankled in his mind, ami for the past 15 years he has. thought of nothing but getting even with the man who had wronged him. Tie has had no regular employment, but lias lived In a sortof hand-to-mouth way in several cities in the east and wet. Most people thought his mind Impaired, but I believe he is as sensible as ha ever was. I have a small income, and for" five years since my husband died he has lived with me. He has been studying hypnotism for the last two years, and experimenting on every one who would allow it. At first I did not object, because it seemed to keep hlra interested; but lately he has almost frightened roe with hi wonderful skill. He can make people do anything he wishes, and on Friday nights the neigh bors come in this jarlor to hear him talk and witness hts experiments. They always give him money, and so I could not object, as it is now the only way he has of earning anything." "You say that of late he has fright ened you with his experiments?- m!J Hendricks. "Would you mind telling: me the naturs of some of the most ob jectionable? "lie seems very foud of making Li hypnotized subjects Imagine they are murdering some one, and they alway go through with it in such a way that it makes my blood run cold. He usually has a pillow, a chair, or some piece of furniture, to represent the man to be killed, and then " I think I know the process," inter rupted Hendricks, as if a thought had suddenly come intohla mind. "He would stick tip a knife somewhere, and make his subject take it of hi own accord and stab the imaginary man." "Exactly." "ne would, however, fail sometime," said the detective; he would now and then be unable to control a subject?" "Not if the person had ever been hyp notized before," replied the woman "Those people who had been under his influence more than nee would prompt iy uo his bidding." "I presume he sometimes called his make-believe victims by the name of btrong, Hendricks remarked. It would be natural, after all he has borne." "les, quite frequently. Some of his friends knew the name of the man who had wronged him, and it became a sort of joke at the gatherings; but it was no joke with Tom, and that is why I hoped ne would not meet his old partner again Not long ago he heard oomehow that Mrong was to be married to a pretty young lady, and it Infuriated him be yond description. Perhaps " I lie woman paused ami looked at Hendricks suspiciously. She lowered her head, and began tervously to stroke the hair of the child. Then Bhe said abruptly: "Somehow, I trust you, sir. I have heard so much of your kindness to women that 1 feel down in my heart that you are sorry for me in spite of the duty you have to perform; but I don't want to say anything thoughtlessly that would go against my brother. couldn't bear to think that" The woman's eyes began to fill, and Hendricks rose I am, indeed. In full sympathy with you, .Mrs. Lhampnejv' he said, "1011 have had a mighty big load to bear, and if I can possibly moke it lighter I will do no." "I thank you," replied the woman, but there is only one thing I can ask, and I shall be grateful if you will do it fur me. I want to know the worst oa soon ns possible. If if vou arrest him, please let me know at once where I can go and comforthlm. Poor fellow! ho is not so very much to blame. His whole life wn.s ruined by that man's act. and if he did kill Mr. Strong he hardly knew what ho was doing." "I will keep you posted," said Hen dricks; and he bowed and left the room CIIA1TF.K XVI I r. "Il at my office at five o'clock sharp, and wait till I come. IINDUICKS., As soon as he received this message. Dr. Lampkln turned a patient over to his assistant, and went down to Hen dricks' oflice in Park IJow, arriving a few minutes before five. The oflice boy said Hendricks had not come. The doc tor went in and took a seat. An hour passed, and still there was no sign of the detective. Another hour "Any nttMft frew Mr. Hensrkks yet?" ssi.es the (letter. dragged by. It was growing dark. The ofiico boy came In, lighted the gas, and laid down an evening paper. "Any message from Mr. Hendricks yet?" asked the doctor. "No, sir." "You have no idea where he is?" "No, sir." "Is there a restaurant near here?" "Just round the corner, sir." "I have had nothing to eat since lunch," said the doctor. "If Mr. Hen dricks comes In, tell him he can find me there, or will meet me on the way back." Dr. Lampkln went to the restaurant, remained there 20 minutes, and re turned to the office Hendricks had not arrived, nor sent any word of explana tion. The time passed very slowly to the doctor. He smoked a cigar, stretched himself on a lounge near an open win dow, nnd, concentrating his mind ujon the idea that he would wake at the slightest sound, allowed himself to sleep. At half post 11 hs was aroused. It was Hendricks step on the stairs. He opened the door, entered slowly, as if wearied, and, with a sigh, sank into an armchair. "Uy heavens!" he exclaimed, sudden ly noticing his friend on the lounge, "you must iorgivo me, doctor, for not showing up. All the afternoon and evening I have been on a dead run after that chap, but he has given me the slip half a dozen times. I would have sent you a message, but I could not tell you where to meet me." "You have not given up the chase?" asked Dr. Lampkln. "I mn stumped for to-night, it seems, was the reply. Hendricks rose and be gan to walk the floor excitedly, lie paused suddenly In front of his friend, and, with his hands deep in hlspockets, saiJ; "X was never so absolutely cut 5 Lijzj2U up In my life. Td girt my right arm to have that man, dead or alive, to-night," "Why, has anything particular hap pened r Hendricks took from his pocket some papers, telegrams and letters, and hand ed one to the doctor. "Is that not enough to make a man desperate? received it two days ago." The telegram ran as follows: "Mr. whldby srrested. What shall I do? "ANNETTE DEI.MAR." Dr. Laropkln's face fell. "That's bad," ho said "very bad in deed." "Of course it is bad," grunted Hen dricks. "That's why I haven't seen you. I have never given any mortal such a dead close chase in my life, hoping every minute to be able to telegraph the little girl that I had nabbed the right man, and that her sweetheart was safe." "Hut," fcaid Dr. Lampkln, "why wouldn't they wait down there? Sure ly" "That blasted blockhead Welsh 1 The other day the papers began to ridicule him for turning the case over to a New York man, who had gone away without doing anything. I waa afraid that Welsh would weaken; and he did the minute the Times published the truth about the shooting at the mayor's and Fred Walters took his wife away for a change of scene. You see, that knocked the alibi theory Into a cocked hat, and the police were obliged to lay hold of Whldby to satisfy the public. The poor boy has been in jail two days, and if you want to weep and kick yourself for not doing more up here, read the little girl's letter. I got it this morn ing. She wrote it soon after she sent the telegram." Lampkln ojened the enveloje handed him by the detective. Hendricks turned and continued his nervous walk. "Dear Mr. Hendricks," the letter ran "as I telegraph Just now, they have ar rested poor dar Mr. Whldby. It seems to me I cannot bear any more. I am com pletely broken-hearted. We had kept up hope, knowing that you and Dr. Lampkln, two of the best men on earth, believed In his Innocence and were trying to establish It. 80 long as wo could meet occasionally, read your letters together, and hopo for tho test. It was not so very bad; but now oh, I could never describe the depth of my woel It seems that the whole world Is against us. As soon as I heard of tho nrrest. I went down to the prison In a cab, but they would ot let me see him. Tho Jail was sur rounded by a great crowd, hooting and yell ing with all their might. They say Mr. Whldby would have been mobbed If he had not been Jailed secretly. The crowd.even rneere-d and laughed at me, and father came down almost frantic with rugo. He forced me into a cnb and brought nie home. I don't know what to do. There, is not even a soul who Is willing to go on Mr. Whldby's bond, except Col. Warrenton, and ho has bcn unable to arrange It. livery newspa per but ono has declared editorially against the likelihood of Mr. Whldby's Innocence. Oh, If only ho could be cleared now, what happy, happy girl I should te! If only you or Ir. I.ampkln wer here to advise me! Col. warrenton Is good, but lie is helpless; public opinion is somewhat against him. If you never get tho proof you are seeking, or never catch tho real criminal, I shall still be grateful and lovo both you and the doctor to tho end of my life. ' ANNETTE DELMAU." Dr. Lampkin folded the letter with trembling hands. Hendricks paused in front of him, and smiled coldly. Now it is your turn to whistle with your sympathies, old man. I have been at it nil day." Do you think you'll ever get within a mile of the scoundrel?" usked Lampkln, gloomily. I don't know," said Hendricks, with a frown. "I have told you several times that I was a blasted ass, haven't I? Well, get up here and kick me, and don't let up till daybreak. At eight o'clock to night I was as near our man as I am to you; 1 even shook nanus witn him; ana yet God only knows w here he Is now." "What! You don't mean " "Yes, I do. Mean every thing. Head this." Hendricks thrust a sheet of pa- I?r at the doctor. "What do you think of that?" Dr. Lampkin stared at the lines in growing surprise. Mlnard Hendricks, Detective, New York," the letter began "I am the man you are looking for. I did the deed, and the game is up with me. I am tired of dodging you, and am ready to surrender like a man. would come to you at once, but I have an engagement this evening that I want to fulfill before losing' my liberty. I have agreed to give a little lecture on 'Hypno tism and Its Practical Uses' to some peo ple at Albrldge hall. In UranA street. It Is small place, but you can easily find It. I begin to talk at eight o'clock, and the lec ture will last an hour. If you will let me finish, I shall be obliged, as I owe a man some money and have promised him the door receipts. I'lease take a seat In the front row, as near the center of the hall as you can. You will be In tough company: but you won't mind that. If all the ad ventures told of you are true. You need not fear any foul play on my part I have nothing against you. You are simply doing your duty, and I admire you for It. "Sincerely yours, "THOMAS HAMPTON FAHLUIQII." "Did you go?" asked Lampkin, look ing up from the letter. Hendricks smiled grimly. "Yes, I was on hand early enough. It was a frightful place, a little narrow hall. used for lectures, political meetings. and low-class concerts. Alout a hun dred people were present, mostly men. You can Judge what the crowd was w hen say that the price of admission was 15 cents. I got. a seat near the center of the little stage, In the first row. The droj-curtain was down, but promptly nt eight it was drawn up. A boy came out on the stage from be hind the scenes, bringing the lecturer's table, and placed It near the footlights. Tho crowd began to applaud with stinks and umbrellas, and in the uproar our hero appe axed, bowingand smillng.qulbs at ease, I assure you. IJeally, I admired him for his coolness. He was exactly the style of man deecriled by Matthews as having paid the mysterious visit to Strong. His haJr was white, and he waa very thin, a?.ow, and dark skinned. Ho looked as If he had not eaten any thing nor had a square night's sleep for a month. TO PSJ CONT1NCKD.1 Justifiable Anger. Clara And you say 3011 were mod when Will kiwted you on the hand, last rdglit? t'-ora Yew, indeed; I told him thr-rs was a place for evcrjthlne;. Yonkers Statesman. FISHING RODS. The Varied Assortment That (be Asia: ler May Accumulate. A man devoted to angling might have from 20 to 50 fishing rods. There are many men that own a many as 40, for fresh-water fishing only, which is here alone considered. At the outset of his fishing career, a man accumulates rods with experience. Here is what might happen in the ca.se of a beginner, to whom the cost of rods was not a matter of iniortance: He would start, say, with black bass, and buy a split bamboo rod weighing seven ounces, and ten feet in length. Out fishing he would meet a man using a six-ounce rod, which seemed to answer the purpose just as well, and very oon he buys a six-ounce rod him self. After awhile he buys a bass min now-casting rod, with light tackle, a rod weighing four or five ounces, and measuring seven feet in length, lie looks forw ard to the day when he can attach a live minnow to his hook and cast it 100 or 125 feet and not kill the minnow in the cast. Hefore he has reached this degree of proficiency, how ever, he is likely to begin om trout fly rods. And of these, before very long, he will accumulate eight or ten, ranging In weight from three to eight ounces. He will have rods for different kinds of fishing for fishing from the bank and for fishing w hile w ading; and rods adapted to the character of the waters fished, as to width of stream and strength of current, and o on; and rods adapted to special regions and the fishes found in them. Then the nngler begins buy ing salmon rods. He Is like ly to buy first a rod 17 feet in length nnd weighing 30 to 32 ounces. He finds that too heavy and buys a rod 15', feet long and weighing 24 ounces. Later he buys a salmon rod 141, feet In length and weighing 10 ounces. All the rods the angler has bought so far are a split bamboo. Now he goes in for a collection. lie had lcgun to be especially interested in. rods when he was buying trout rods, and now he is more interested than ever. He goes in for novelties. He buys, for ins-tance, a greenheart salmon rod. Ilefore the in troduetion of the split bamboo rod, which in now for fresh-water fishing displaeingall the rods of wood, Including bethabarra and lancewood, the green heart was the ideal salmon rod, nnd It is still used, flreenhenrt rods were originally turned out, ns they nre still. by local makers infVotland and Ireland. The most celebrated of greenheart rods, one of Scotch and the other of Irish make, are known to all salmon fisher men. I lie anirler buys, it may be. two greenheart rods of different lengths. one of 15'ir f'et and one of 17 feet. He may prefer to use his more modern split bamboo rods, but he loves the green heart. Then the nngler provides himself w ith grilse, rods of two lengths, 12 feet nnd l3a feet, weighing 15 and 10', ounces. Uy thi. lime he 'has. perhaps. 15 or 20 rods, maybe more, and gradual ly he adds to his collection. Most anglers buy new rods every two or three seasons; some buy two or three rods in Reason. The constant tendency of anglers ns they become more expert is toward lighter rods. There are men who are lovers of fine fishing rods, and buy them though they may never use them. They may be noted nnclers. who are irevnted bv circumstances from fishing, but, on seeing fine rods, buy them just because they like them. They may be men who never IImi. 'I here Is. for instance, a man in this city who never fishes, though he belongs to a fishing club and has 30 fishing rods of the finest descrip tion, a perfect outfit, lie never shoots, but he has a fine collection of guns. He buys these things because they are beautiful and perfect, nnd because they are of interest to friend who come to see him. Of rods used in f resit w ater angling, bn, and trout fly rods of eplit bam boo cost $1 to $75 each. The rod for $75 would owe its cost not to expensive mountings', but to the material nnd workmanship, which would be of the best. There nre rods w ith costly mount ings, that nre sold at far higher prices, but these nre made usually for presen tations, Salmon rod of split bamboo sell ot $30 to $55, and grilse rods for $5 less than salmon rods. N. Y. Sun. Ilepld F.ttlnetton of the Seel. During the past two years, under thf cfllcient direction of Dr. Jordan, elab orate investigations. Including some thing like an actual count, have been made to ascertain the number of seals frequenting the Pribylof Islands. Other studies have strengthened the conclu sion that the numlwr has greatly di minished within the past decade and Is now greatly and rapidly diminishing. In spite of the regulations of the Paris tribunal pelagic sealing has Increased enormously, while legitimate killing upon the islands has been largely dis continued. That was a charming thrust of Iord Salisbury's when he said that the Knglish interest in the fur ssjiI Industry had for some years ex ceeded the American, for it Is begin ning to be apparent that while the Americans have busied themselves nr ranging for arbitrations, seeking in ternational cooperation and organUlng scientific commissions to prove again what had been proved before, their sleepless adversaries were quietly gath ering in the profits, realizing that the business must soon be closed up any how. In the report of 1802 the Ilrit Ish commissioners had no intention of indulging in humor when they sug gested as one of the most desirable measures the setting apart of at least one of the two seal islands entirely for the purjose of breeding seals for pelagic sealers, no land killing to be allowed there. Prof. T. C. Mendenhnll, In Applet.ns Popular Science Monthly. Ilorr Hk (iela Along. Dorothy I wonder how Mrs. Walker manage tu get on with her husband? He is such 1 slippery fellow. Mildred My dear, sbe just w alks over him rough-shod. Detroit Free Tress. FOR SUNDAY READING. AFTER THE STORM. The storm-tossed, slender maple boughs are bend In g Beneath their weight of ceaseless-dripping pearls. And down upon the unprotected treetops The lightning-! Lraien hand Its death bolt hurls; Hushed Is the merry I rill of woodland thrushes, The drowsy murmur of the mountain rills: And, pealing far above the plash of rain drops The rumbling echo of the thunder thrills. 8way to and fro, O graceful, supple tree top Graceful while still the tempests round you roar; Dreak and crash on, O mighty bursts of thunder. And die away upon the distant shore; The gentle Hand that guides His children's footsteps. And bled upon the cross of agony, Is His who rides upon the rushing tempest. And plants His footsteps on the angry sea. Hushed Is the restless patter of the rain drops, The gloomy clouds are drifting far away. And from the western sky a shaft of glory Bhlnen forth the splendor of the dying day. The level rays have lit the dripping raln pearls, And hung a rainbow In the eastern sky; O Heart! After the storm shall come the sunshine! Be patient! Peace shall abide; discord shall die. Hattle Preston Itlder, In Good House keeping. THE UNSUCCESSFUL TEACHER. Apparent Failure Should Not Dlicoar r the Faithful Worker. Not many years ugo a boy was sent from his home in the west to one of our New England fitting schools, lie was the only son of rich and Inlluential parents, and had, unfortunately, been little restrained or controlled. The four years he spent in the fit ting school were apparently worse than vnsted. He soon became the leader of what is knowvi as the "wild gang;" nnd just gaining marks enough to pass his examinations just clever enough not to be caught too often In flagrant offenses; continually balancing, ns it were, on the edge of disgrace nnd ex pulsionhe passed through the school. Again ami again the head master called this unruly lad to his study, and grave ly und gently reproved and admonished him. Sometimes he prayed with the wayward boy. All this was to no pur pose. Alone of all the class, this one Ijd could not be impressed, and was unresponsive to the appeal of the wise and good man who sought to nrou.se the dormant manliness In him; nor did the noble character nud rnre Christian grns of the greut teacher avail more than hLs words. Then the lad went to college, and continuing his thoughtless career, he becajne the leader of the willful, way ward nnd unruly element in the class. As such he was marked by his instruct ors. In this course he persisted for more than a year. Then suddenly a great change came. From being the boisterous leader of misK'hief and folly, he became silent, re served, studious, self-respeciting. Some one noted the fact that tho change was coincident with d he death of thegrent head master in the- school where the boy had fitted for college. Hut the young man did not give his confidence t anyone. He became nscetio in his habits nnd austere In his manner. After about a year of self-training, he timidly nsked to be allowed to pre pare himself for joining the church. StrangeJy enough, he Insisted upon go ing back to his old school, the scene of his boyish extravagance and folly, where the memory of his misdeeds had not yet died away, and there joining the church he hnd once openly scorned. When nsked why he did so, he nn- hwered with unsteady lips and swim ming eyes: "There wm a good man. I knew him, and he is dead. He helped many a way ward soul, ond he has helped me." Fur ther he did not explain. It seems probable that this good man was the noble teacher who had often mourned his failure to direct that one boy aright. It may be that his death was thus transmuted into life a life young, vigorous, strong to withstand and to combat evil. We never know where the story of our lives will end, nor who will be our spiritual heirs. We may seem to fall utterly, and yet triumph ultimately. Discouragement need have no place, then, in the heart of the fnlthful sower of life's seed, though the field he is set to cultivate seems to be altogether stony ond unproductive. Youth's Com panion. FIQS AND THISTLES. Meeds That Mill Grow Paragraphs from the Ham's Horn. Cod hides Himself; there lies His un exhausted charm. We should have a society for doing good among the neglected rich. Never to make a mistake Is the big gest mistake any man can make. The world that the bird flies over is not the same that the snail crawls on. No good comes of blaming others for the misfortunes we bring on ourselves. The sharper gets most of the man who is getting least out of w hat he pos sesses. Many a man thinks he has found a mistake ia the Ilible Just because he has run across something he doesn't want to believe. There are two classes of men who never profit by their mistakes Ihose who blame it on their wives and those who lay it all to Providence. tine Mr to Help. If the evil in our neighbor Is an ene my to righteousness so is the evil In nirselves. If we would not allow our own sins to stop us from working for Christ, neither should we obstruct others In their working, simply because their rl.-.s happen ( be of a kind par ticularly offensive to us. All kinds are tffexuhe to God. 5. S. Times. EXCESSIVE INDEPENDENCE. There Can lie Such m Thins as Toe Much Self-llellance. Under such various names as pridej self-respect, self-reliance and obstinacy the vice of excessive independencei makes a good deal of trouble in thl world. It is the fault, or misfortune, of strong natures. The self-mnde maa and the self-made woman are equally liable to its attacks. The symptoms are not by any means uniform. Sometimes they manifest themselves in self-assertion, sometimes i 1 self-deprcclatlon. Sometimes the too independent man i rude, sometimes he is extremely cour teous. His Independence may make him selfish, or it may make him too un selfish for his own good. An unwilling ness to receive aid of any sort from, others may be accompanied by a re luctance to help anybody else; but per haps more often It appears in men who are so good to their friend that one wonders why they are so hard on them selves. The Independent man proceeds on the assumption that it is better to walk, a mile than to ask a neighbor to take three steps. He will deny himself a pleasure because he is not sure that he w ill be able to return it in kind. He lies awake nights if circumstances havo forced him to let another man pay hi car fare. Holiday gifts he recelvr with but poor grace If they possess in trinsic value, llchlnd his formal thank is plainly to be seen an almost pathetic. resentment against the well-meant In vasion of his self-sufilciency. More plainly than words could express it,J his bearing towards the world snystl "Please allow me to pay my own bills,' which I feel quite competent to do." The pity of It is that such men nrt not more than ordinarily free from the defects of frail humanity, and need to have their wants supplied by that re ciprocal interchange of kindly service that raises society to the cheerful levels of a normal life. In attempting to set themselves off In a fortress with draw bridge ond moat, to be crossed only on business with the proprietor, they iso late themselves not merely from the an noyance, of receiving, but from the pleasure of giving. Their friends soon tire of forcing a passage to a spot so inaccessible ns the heart of n hermit. As life moves on that heart by all laws of life must begin to wither. Kindly feeling cannot forever resist the chilly blasts that presage the winter of a soli tary world. When the self-mnde man grows old he learns with sharp regret that if ho has made nothing but him self he has done a pretty poor job; and one that will not long outlast the nge of nctive participation in the world towards which he has been, not hostile, but scrupulously neutral. He that worshiped his Independence must now worship cither himself or nothing. The extreme case thus pictured Is not, perhaps, so common ns to need criti cism. Hut the germs of this unhappy growth nre seldom nbsent from vigor ous characters. We need to study the art of receiving. Here logic will be of small avail. It Is easy to prove that in dependence is unreasonable nnd fool ish; that nearly nil our ability and our learning, nnd nil our religion, must in the nnture of things come to us with out the possibility of recompense. Hut It Is not so easy to break the fixed hablb of self-defense, and show once more n kindly front towards the uncalculat ing and lavish givers of earth and Heaven. Humiliating and distressing it will sometimes lie to allow others to do for us that which we need. A hard lesson to learn, one that can bo learned well only by following a high' model. Is that such humiliation and distress is a salutary discipline, not a elgn of superior moral fiber, Beyond a certain point independence Is n culti vated nnd disguised form of selflshnessj Jesus Christ, who had a right to show Himself independent if ever man had,' found a continuing nnd Increasing joy, In the humble ministrations of those who loved Him lest. Chicago Stand ard. SOME THINGS TO FORGET. Ilnrdeae We CarryYhat Oalr lllader Our I'rnirfta, Ilrooding over mistakes, misfortunes, disappointments, Is like carrying un forglven sins. Hut cherishing grudges,' remembering Injuries, revolving re venges, is making one's self the devil's) packhorse, weighted w Ith the misdeeds,' of other men. The burdens of this work when carried nre cxnspcrntlng tieyoml expression, for they rub the wore places Into frenzied agonizing. Here is an ex ample: For u paltry difference. In a set tlement (the exact sum wns $11) u man of standing in society cnrrled a grudge against another of unlm peachetl integrity, honor and piety, through years, till his mind gave way under who shall say what unhealthful stress of morbid memory? To go out under such a darkness Is the bitterness of death. If you say that a man may, t able manfully to forget his own sins by repenting, then we say that ha can the more easily forget the offenses of another, if he be a manly man in' his own heart, because to forgive hU fellow is to forget In a royal way, and to forget Is the shortest way to forgive. There nre burdens w hich cling. If they do not clog our progress. In the school of Christ our hardest tasks may sometimes tax tho memory, but more often they bid us simply to forget. l'vnngelist, Ilorr to value Services. We are apt to rate services as lm portnnt or unimportant by the stand ard of human ambition, but Cod, per haps, rates them by another standard, their conformity to His plan, as parts of his providential programme. Jesus gles us more than a hint ns to the Divine method of rating services when. He says: "He that Is faithful In that which Is least Is faithful also in much; his seemingly smnll services areinteg rnl pnrts of Important tvents. Ad vance. People who r til tonga have rgt ears, I