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, LOOKING FOn A FACE
ae) Mia; - am realg-ned,'' and tried to . sttenrthen ) Her trembling- feature with a stricken And when these cold wind put the days ! X shall be braver In a little while." Bo. soon the fallen work w&a reinnM Small children's frocks and socks of every day; the trifling- task, the duty long- neglected. m n up ana aone and put away. Dut when each market eve drew near Its reeling. She wandered desolate. Into the town. Where laden fathers laughed, with children jesting. The great tears rose again and trickled aown. Sometimes a voice, with something of the iwNinesi Of his dear tones, would vibrate through in neat; Ofttlmes a step, with something of the neemess Of his dear feet would echo In the street And at the step or tone, the little cltv. The flare of lamps, the light jest and the ieua Died out of her! the stars grew dim with pity. In silence trod the phantom multitude. Dut, with her fingers cllnch'd and pultee ourning, She pass'd along In agonised despair. The soul within her eyes alive with yearn ing. To see again a face that was not there! Each cottage room seera'd to be waiting dally Ills sura approach; and when the sun was kind, When In the Ian the bonny bird sang rally- She watch'd to see his shadow pass the bund. Within the garden wayside weeds assem bled. The lace-like checkweed wove Its tender track; And, looking out, the mother's white lips trembled There would be much to do If he came back." Her children grew, In virtue and In glad neas. To be her blessings and enrich her days: No shadows fell on them from her sweet sadness, Kind words and actions glorified their ways. But while her soul grew greater for the giving. Through sacrifice and gatn, through flame and frost. Through each long hour of every day of living. Its hunger strengthened for the love It lost! Edith Rutter, In Chambers Journal. From Clue to Climax. BY WILL N. HARDEN. Copyright 1896. by J. B. Llpplncotl Co. CIIArTER XVIII. Continued. "He recognized me, and singled me out with a bow and a smile, then stepped down from the stage and held out his hand cordially. "'I am clad to meet you, Mr. Hen dricks,' he said. 'I hope ray talk w ill Dot bore you; that Is, if you have de elded to let me make It " 'Go ahead, by all means, I replied. I shall bo interested. "He thanked me, and went back on the stage. He talked for 20 minutes in a very eloquent, smooth way about hypnotism, and called several men up to be hypnotized. He made them do a number of laughable things, ana men tusked them to take their seats in the audience. While he was doing this. I saw a change come over his face that ll could not interpret. He seemed to be come depressed. He leaned forward, with a hand on each side of his table, end said: 'Now, gentlemen, I am going to show you a mechanical arrangement that will interest you.' I hen Jie lurneu and went behind the scenes. "It did not take me half a minute to mnll a mouse. I sprang over the foot llcrhts. and surprised the boy who hnd J)cen assisting him by suddenly rushing into the dressing-room. " 'Where is Mr. Farleigh?' I asked " T.onp ' the bov replied. 'He told me 4 n tin hnd chanced his mind and M till J we r t wait for vou. The lecture Is off for to-night. "'Which way did he go?' I asked. The fttnere door, sir,' said the boy. I tried the door. It was locked on the outside. It would have been folly to force it. He had escaped me. I went quietly out at the front door, leaving tha audience Impatiently waiting for the return of the lecturer and his 'me chanical arrangement, Since then I have been searching every possible hole 41.nt a man might have run into, nui nm dead tired, and have been taken In worse i nn I ever was before. remarkable." said Dr. Lampkln, thmic-htfullr. "I can't make it out. Do you think he did it for the fun of the "N'o. I'm sure he really meant to w Ma word." said Hendricks, "and that something suddenly cau d him to fanner ills rtlans. Terhaps It was the awful fear of the callows brought vividly to nis minu iv .Imr vou there." suggested Dr. Lamp- - o y tin Hendricks made no reply, but, with corrugated brow and impatient stride, ed his walk to and fro. here." said the doctor. "rcelar vour body, and let me put you o sleep. This sort of thing will do no pood; you won't be able to work to morrow." Hendricks threw himself on the lounge, but at the sound of footsteps on the stairs sprang up expcctcntly Thank God!" he muttered. The door onened. and a messenger boy in bhie uniform entered and hnnded the .. . . . Hill. A.M.n.n iltPCtlVeftlCUCT. HWIIuiuuuiumu, said Hendricks, aa he opened It. 'n..f file" the letter said "I did not m break faith with you this evening, 1 to do It. The truth In. something i recurred to me thst I must attend to before -ivfnff mvself up. sni 1 wai mum 7011 . rt.ii,t not rive me the time. I want as lit tie sensation over this matter aa posnltle, mrr-nunt ftf my sister and my little . w .Kam nniriA I BO t hOUK MlexMV aised Through them you have me In your rower. I would not otherwise Rive up no easily. I eon f em I killed uirnara w. fltron. He deliberately robbed me, and mrke,l niv life. I heard be wm about to marry a young lad, and that m as 'the straw,' as the saying la. I hypnotised Whldby, and tried to make him commit the deed, but failed. My first intention was to lay the crime on him, but after I left the house I wrote the notes and scattered them about town to keep the young man from ielog su(ected. I hated them both, one for stealing, and the other for being the person who would eventually get the bene tit of the money, but I could not let another suffer for a deed of mine. If you come, as soon as you get this, to OCT Mott street, where I have a room top floor front you may do with me as you like. I shall wait for you. 'THOMAS HAMPTON FARLEIuII. 'Li it a trap?" asked Dr. Lampkln, when, he had read the letter. Hendricks waa silent. 'Any answer, air?" The messenger boy stood Waiting In the open door way. 'No. But wait," cried the detective. 'Do you know what time this message was left at your office ?" 'About nine, sir, I think. The In structions were to deliver It exactly at one o'clock." Ah!" Hendricks pulled hi beard thoughtfully, as he looked at a clock on the wall. "You are punctual." "The man said that it must be taken exactly on time." "Tall, gTay-halred, dark-skinned fel low ?" 'Yea, sir." Has anyone called to ask about it since it waa left?" No. air. I have been in the office ever since." The conversation paused for a mo ment; then the detective seemed to col lect his thoughts with a start. He pave tke boy a quarter. Call a cab for us at once, aa you go out. Hare it at the door." lie turned to the doctor as the boy went down the stairs. 'We must go to Mott street at once. Are you sure you feel like it? 'Nothing could pleae me more. It seems to me that you have been doing ell the work. I want to get Into it. CIIAITKR XIX. Hardly a more disreputable spot could have been found In all New York than the immediate vicinity of the house to which they had been directed Along the street were several opium dens, dimly lighted, and on the corner not far away, a man was selling hot sausages from a steaming vessel over a charcoal fire. As Hendricks and the doctor were alighting from the cab near the hotuse to which they were going, a solitary policeman approached, and was about to tnixs, when Hendricks called to him. The detective introduced himself and told the astonished fellow to stand in readiness near the door of No. 5C7. The policeman consented, evidently highly flattered at being in the service of the famous detective. ti they went up the steps to the little stoop Hendricks advised the ioIiceman to pass on, so as not to le noticed by whoever opened the door. The detective rang. There waa a faint light shining through the grimy transom over the door, but no sound came from within Hendricks rang again, and when the clanp- nc of the bell had (lied away a door beneath the stoop opened, a chain rattled ogainst nn iron gate, and a worn an half clad and with hair disheveled camo out amidst a heap of garbage and ash barrels and glared up at them. What do ve want?" she asked crust ily. We have an appointment with a Mr. Farleigh, who has a room here, I think, Hendricks replied. A purty timeo' night for it I" snarled the woman. "Hut I promised the g-in tleman to let ye in, an' so, if ye'll wait till I come up. 1 11 open the door. In a minute she. admitted them, "Ye was to go up to his room the top floor frost; ye can t miss it. I would fm un ahead o' ve. but I'm that stiff r- L - 1 ' that" We'll get there all right," Hendricks interrupted, passing her. "We wont be long. Would you mind leaving the door unlocked?" "Not at nil, sir," she replied. The de tective thanked her, and went up the ttairs. The door of the room in the front, on the top floor, was closed. There was a transom over it. but no light shone through. Hendricks knocked and wait cd. Then he put his hands on the latch. As he did so, Dr. Lumpkin drew his re volver. Hendricks taughed grimly. 'Tut it up." he muttered. "You won't need It." The door was not fastened. Hen dricks pushed it open, and as he did so some strip of cotton batting fell to the flcKxr from the side and the top. The room was very dark. Theoutside blinds had been closed, and the cui tains drawn, co thut no light came in from the street below nor from the moon above. The detective struck a match, and 1 ghtcd the gas near the door. The yel low glare filled the room and revealed a gruesome sight, A bed stood in the righthand corner, and on hia side, his fuco to the windows, lay the body of a man. A 44-caliber, old-stylo pistol had been tied to the back of a chair in such a wny that the muzzle was within three Inches of a dark hole in the man's tem ple. "Original Idea!" wns Hendricks' first observation. He pointed to a faint line of ashes from the chair, across the bare floor, to the airhole of a little stove in the fireplace. "I can't understand it," said Dr. La ni pk i n, stooping to exam I n the ashes. Hendricks opened the door of the stove. "I have never seen this method be fore." he snld. reflectively. "The line of ashes was mode by n fuse running from the tube of the pistol to a candle In the stove. Fee, here are. the remains of the wick, and some of tin tallow. The fuse was fastened In the end of the candle; ho lit It, closed the door of the stove, to keep the light from disturbing him, and lay there waiting for It to burn down to the fwe ntid thus lire the pistol. It must have been his intention to have death come upon him while ho was asleep." "My Go'lt what on Ideal" eiclaliued Dr. Lamnkln. "1 nee. Tie calculated on a painless death by hypnotizing him elf to sleep." "Can It be done?" asked Hendricks. Hardly "the doctor replied. "Idoa't think the creature was ever bora who could, In that way, put himself to sleep while facing eternity, especially after committing a crime. His conscience would not allow it." Dr. Lampkln bent forward, and made a close examination of the dead man's features. "Poor fel- lowl" he said. "He evidently tried to sleep. I think he wanted to be found with a smile on his face. Hut he failed. Even In death he shows the awful dread he must havo had. TbcTe is no doubt that he mentally suffered. Do you know what a friend of mine is doing? lie Is making a study of the features of the dead, for the purpose of scientifical ly proving to people who don t believe In the Immortality of the soul that there Is a future life. He says If only our sight were educated sufficiently we could read on the faces of dead people expressions that could not be put there by mortal thought expressions that are formed just as the awakened soul Is leaving the body. I agree with him that it is a gTeat field for study. He is an artist, and has painted the strong est picture that I have ever seen. It is the living face of a man distorted by the worst of human passions, and by its side is the same face, after death, wear ing the spiritual expression I men tioned." I hope," Hendricks remarked, with shudder, as he glanced at the dead man's features, "your friend would not argue that the horrible expressions on the faces of some suicides would prove that that they have no chance, you know." Not at all," replied the doctor. "He says the soul is simply sepurated from the body so hastily that there Is no time for it to leave its real expression. But we arc certainly cn a gruesome subject. I suppose Farleigh used the cotton bat ting to closo up the chinks In the door. to deaden the sound of the pistol. Hendricks nodded, lowered the gas. and led his friend down to the street. He hastily explained to tho policeman what had happened, and told him to stand guard at the place till he could summon the coroner. I suprKx you are going to notify the coroner the first thing you do," ob served Dr. Lnmnkin. as they were en ter! u a telegraph office on Hroadway. Hendricks took a blank from the desk. and, without replyLng, hastily wrote u message. When he had finished it, he handed it to his friend, with a hearty smile. "That's the first thing on tho rro gramme, and I thank God that I am able to do it." Miss Annette Pelmar ," ran the message "Murderer of Strong Just suicided, leav lng complete eonfeswlon. Whldby shall be released to-morrow. "LAMl'KIN AND HENDRICKS. "Will it be so soon as that?" the doc tor asked. Yes; a telegraphic report from tho chief of police here will do the work I can manage that. Dut the little girl will be happy enough when she gets this telegruiu." Now you will inform tho coroner, I suppose, saiu iampKin. "Not before I fire a msago at hid by," said Hendricks. "lucre is no hurrv about the other. It won t taJto a coroner's jury long to give a verdict when they read the confession." Tho next day at 12 o'clock Hen dricks called at Dr. Lampkin's office. He found the doctor alone. It's nil right!" he exclaimed. "I thought you'd want to feel cure about 1 1, so I ran up. The news bus just reached the police here that everything is sati-s- factory. Whldby Is out by this time. Here's something you aro Interested in." He handed the doctor a telegram. It was as follows: "MInard Hendricks and Dr. Lampkln. New York: "God blefl you both! 1 never was so hap- ry In my life. I'apa went with me to the jail to bob Alfred. I am Jyln to thank you personally. Do come down If you possibly can. "ANNETTI5 D ELM A It. Dr. Lampkln folded the. telegram and put it into the envelope. Hendricks had thrown himself on a lounge, und was gazing up at the ceiling. "Well, shall you go?" Dr. Lompkin asked. "I hardly know," said the detective. "It would be nice to see that boy am, girl happy together and know that we hod something to do with it. If I had failed to carry my oint in Whidby's case it would hate driven me crazy; I should never have tried to do another piece of detective work so long as 1 lived. Hut I can't get away easily just now, for I have the Sixth avenue jew eler's matter to dig at. Perhaps we can both go a little later." THE END. A Cot Prophet. A man who had loi.t a leg, witnessing some wonderful cures said to have been performed by Mormon preachers, joined that sect in the hope of getting healed. The prenchers referred him to Young as the only prophet among them cup- able of treating such cases m his. SootT to Salt Iake City he went and presented himself leforo Young. Tho Mormon leader was equal to the emergency. He nwaired the man ho could cause another limb to wine in place of the lost mem ber, but called his attention to the fact that he hnd but a few years yet to live, while there, was an eternity lioyond the grave. "And if I now give you another leg1," said the prophet, "you will not mily have this one when you get to Heaven, but also the one which you lost, so you will go through oil eternity on three legs." Horrified by such n pros pect tho man retired, satisfied to get through the remainder or his years ou earth with the aid of his crutches. Pittsburgh Dispatch. Suits of a uniform color nml pattern for f-oldiem in the Drit'tsh army date from 107 1, when the Toot guard were clad in gray. Tho Introduction of n regular uniform for snilors. dates from 17 1 when tho "blue-jacket" becama customary. FOREIGN GOSSIP. Continuous performances are for bidden in Japanese theaters, as the law. requires that no play shall last more than eight hours. A bridge is to be built across the lower Danube between Turn Severln, on the Roumanian side, and Klodowa, on the Servian bank, at a cost of $4,- 000,000. Following chewing gum, the but ton craze has struck London They have also just found out there that toasting the crackers eaten with cheese is an Im provement. rampeluna, his native- town, has es tablished a Sarasate museum, to which the viollnUt has given all the presents and jewelry he has received from royal personages during his career. In a thicket it the upper nara mountains a granite monument has been found with the Inscription: "Here In the year 1747 the first trials were made with the cultivation of the po tato." A tunnel ten miles wn;, which will be the longest In England, hi to be. cut through Snap Fells by the London fc Northwestern railroad in order to shorten the west coast route to Scot land. France's Garde Ilepubllealne band has received permission to go to Russia to play, snd in return the band cf the Russian Treobrajensky regiment will give concerts In Paris and the large cities of France. French song writing is despaired of bv the Academic Francalse. The first set of songs sent In for the prize estab lished by M, Montariol two years ago was so bad that the. academy has de cided to turn over the bequest of 10,000 francs to the founder's heirs. Vienna is threatened with a beer famine, as the price has been Taised by the brewers so much that the retail er cannot sell beer profitably at the established price. The restaurant keep ers threaten to buy no more beer In casks, but only the dearer bottled beer, CANNED FRUIT CALMS INDIANS. A rllI Solatlon of th OatbresU I'rotilem UnKseiled by fn Asent. "About eight yenrs ago I was In Kan sas on business for a newspaper, said a man who has traveled hither and thither In the west for 25 years. "I re ceived a message ordering me to Fort Reno, in the Oklahoma country. The message informed me that there was a threatened uprising of the Cheyennes and Arapahoes in that country. "I had beeu In that country before, and I remembered that I had never seen a lazier lot of Indians than the Okla homa lot. Hut 1 had my orders and started. Fort Reno is about seven miles from I'l Reno, a station on the Rock Island road. I reached Ll Reno early In the evening, and rode over to the fort as rapidly as nu Oklahoma horse could be driven. Col. Wade, son of old Hen Wade, was commander of the fort. He received me in his quarters in anything but a military make-up. When I ex plained my mission he lanighed. He talked to me until late In the night, and told me that if the white people would attend to their business the Indian would take care of himself. He told me he would furnish me with a horse and a map, and that I might ride over every mile of tho country where he had Juris diction, and if I behaved myself he would guarantee more protection than I could get In any city in the country. The next day I w ent over to Darling ton, which is the Indian agency; the itorehousea and schools are there. I had a letter to Capt. Lee, who was In charge. He told me that there was no danger of any uprising in that coun try unless the stock of canned fruits iravc out. In that case he would not stay in the com n try. I learned that the Indians had worked up nn unsatisfied appetite for canned poods. They were content tp forego their 'chuck,' which Is Indian for beef, If they could get canned stufr Nearly every Indian on the reservation had credit at the Indian stores. This is not because they are so honest that they w ant to pay, but there is no chance for the storekeeper to lose. He turns In his bill to the agent, and the amount is deducted from the next payment of land money to the Indian, by the gov ernment. 'A few days before two young bucks. who had been students In a well-known Indian school In the east, entered one of the stores and stole six cans of cher rics. They were drunk and refused to pay for the fruit. They galloped nway on horseback. They were pursued by the storekeeper and a hnlf-breed, over taken nnd thrashed. The canned goods were recovered. "Out of that incident came the rumors of another uprising among the Chey ennes ond the Arapahoes. I tell you that since Sitting Hull went out of the Indian business there has been no dan ger from the reds." Are the lllmnlnynn (Irowlnict It has been suggested that the Hlma' laya mountains, which are known to have increased in height many thou sands of feet tince the Loccno period are still slowly growing, and, according to this view, the great earthquake In India on June 12, which Is said to have affected nn area larger than that shaken bv the famous Lisbon eartlquake In 1775. mav have been a result of the gradual uplifting of the mountains. careful Investigation of the clrctim stances of this earthquake is being made by the Indian geological survey Youth's Companion. l)niirroilr er It. "I come mighty nigh swenrin'," the deacon confessed, as he came into the house nursing a bruised thumb. "You don't tell me!" said his wife. Rut I do tell you. I am a-tellir.' you right now. I hit my thumb with the hammer, sn' 'stead of snyln Ry gin trer!' like I most always do, I hollered out: 'Ry pepper!' I dnnno how much hotter I ou!d of made it if it had hurt a little: w orse." Indian spells Jour nal. FOR SUNDAY READING. LEAD THOU ME ON," Toad, kindly llht" 'twas easy thus to sins' When all the way with flowers was blos soming; 'Neath sunny skUx, and pasture green along. My heart cried out with Joy: "Lead Thou me on! ' Dut when st length, lest pride should rule my wllL Thou dldat send clouds the air with gloom to nil; Wild tempests raged, and all my peace was gTne Twas different, then, to say: "Lead Thou me on." Thou'rt teaching me, resigned, to say through all: "Keep Thou my fecV lest In the dark I fall: Lead, step by step, as oa The, Lord. X lean I do not ask to see the distant scene." Tea, since my life "so long Thy power haa blet." Thou knowest what for me, dear Lord. Is beat. Bo, till "those angvl faces" and that throng Celeatlal I shall see, "Lead Thou me on." -Ola Llvermore, tn Chlcsgo Blsndsrd. THE YEAR OF WANDERING. In Peaee and Ilepoae Only Truth He vrah Its Deeper Aapecta. The wldefe.lt need of calmness of nerves and mind is expreed in many ways in these days. Some of thewe ways are stuie and wise; some of them are unwholesome and misleading; but whether wise or foolish, they art- alike significant of the consciousness of the lack of something which Is necessary for the truest growth and frultfulnesn. The world Is full of restless men and women, who are vainly seeking In some place or philosophy or peTson that repoee which can come only from lnr ward peace. The ends of tht earth are searched for that which lies clone at hand, and distant and alien religions are invoked to bestow that which the seeker can find onJy In his own spirit. This restlessness Is often confused by Its victims with intellectual and spirit ual enercry, and the mere agitation of a wasted nervous force is mistaken for a cenulne activity of the soul. An 1m roenso amount of vitality Is expended In simply changing localities without changing the spirit. The multitude of Invalids and semldnvallds who are seek ing health in remote climates Is matched by another multitude who are seeking peace and repose by getting Into the ntmonphere of other faiths and traditions. As there arc world-travelers hurry Ing across every sen and rushing from point to point on every continent, so there arc soul-travelers who are never nt rest, but are constantly hurrying from philosophy to religion nnd from religion back to philosophy. And so there hns gTown up a kind of polyglot knowledge which Is not and cannot be come culture; nnd a polyglot religion In which there is neither the power of personal experience nor the peace which Hows from Individual conviction It Is not by searching the enrth with tireless feet that men como to know their own natures, nor by worshiping at many shrines that they enter into that pence which pauses knowledge, Itestlessness is always tho sign of a Hfo unfulfilled and a soul unsatisfied; it Is conclusive evldenco that one has not como into tnai Harmonious remwon with himself ami tho world, which is the first step towards real growth. Agl tatlon joften. accompanies a deep ex pcrieivee, but when the lewion of the experlenefl hns been Ienrn-d, the nglta Hon L'ives nlaoe to pence, liie llrst eon tact with a nw Held of work or of knowledge, often moves the spirit pro foundly; but when one hn taken i session of the Held, or puts his hunt' resolutely to the work, calmness come For it is only In pe-iice and repose that truth reveals Its deepest aspect, the spirit comes to self-knowledge, nnd real trrow th begins. e do not begin to crow In power nnd wisdom until w strike deep roots lirto the soil; nnd 1: who Is always traveling gets no root ncre. In the old (icrmnn student life the year' of wandering had Its reog nlzed place ns an invaluable part of c ueation; but It wns nn cxpcrlcn of preparation, not of continuing habit. It was tho path by which the learner came at last to his home; for it is only In a true home that the foul lives Its normal life. N. V, Outlook. The Mlnlatry of Wrnipnthy. A writer In the United Rresbyterisn relates the following Incident: "There are some natures so constituted that they must havo love nnd sympathy. They never have enough, and they tnaRe a large return for what is given. The nobler the nature, the greater Is the demand.' This is especially manifested In the nearer relations of life. John Raul Rlehter was upheld by the mother who entered Into hU every trial and shnrcd his adversities. Tho pastors widow and her boy lived for each other. He sat by her w heel, and wrote wonder ful pages which the publishers contin ued to reject. Four shillings a month was all that mother earned, nnd when his writing were rejected they wept together over the flax she was spinning. At last the tardy world knocked at the lowly door. All he had written was demanded by nn eager public. Fame came just when the old hand was fail ing ami the spinning wheel was running alow." A mother's sympathy made him great snd sweetened his wit, while it caused him to write in sober mood: 1 love (Jod and flowers and little chil dren." Knowterio-e llrlnBa Iteaponallilllty. "To him thatknoweth todo good, and dceth It not, to him It Is sin." James 4:17. Knowing to do good makes It ur Imperative duty to do so. A great num ber of professed Christians seem to have but one idea of the Christian life, that of refraining from evil. A greater neis take w as never made. We are reponsl- ble for both the sins cf omission and commission. Verily (Wis Word makes known tint we have duties other than ahatalnip'r from eril. We nre each re- sponil.le .'or our ability nnd opportunl ties. Rrv. Trsnk A. Lawfon. HARD TIMES AND CHARACTER Any AdTertty or Critical Emergency la m Test. We havo all heard a good deal ofjato about the "hard times." Some havei learned what "hard times" are by sort experience. Most of us are heartily ick of the very phrase and hope soon to bo over hearing it and never to hear it aguln. Hut "hand times" have their advantages and teach some needed les sons. For one thln, adversity is the real test of character. Mr. Hckels, the comptroller of the currency, sold tha while some banka that were really, sound had been obliged to close their doors temporarily because of some) pecial run, only those concerns had been really wrecked that had brought disaster on thcmsclve by Incompetent or dishonest management. The laws of business are after all tho law s of moral ity, and the laws of morality are the laws of God. It is the stress of financial panic and business disorder that tests an institution. It is easy to sail a boat in summer weather wheni the wind Is ouly a rophyr and the sea Im only gently rippled; anyone can do it. after a fashion; but let the sea grow", black under gathering1 clouds, and the) wind pipe out of the southwest in anrry puffs, and the waves roll up ahead as though they would engulf you, that I the time that tries your rigging andr your skill and calls out every ounce of rrve and muscle. So with character; adversity testa It. If you want to show me a man's character, do not tell me how he appears fn health and prosper ity, when everything Is going" wellr though that ia also a test in Its own wav but show me how he bears him self w hen, he is sick or out of employ ment or on the verge of bankruptcy anl everything is fioluff against him. If ho hus any reserve force of character, any self-control, any moral courage, then) Is tho time they will show, and the emerg-ency will show whether he haa these qualities or not. One of the remarkable thing's about. den. Orant, and that has especially Im pressed me with the greatness of h! character, was that the .greater thei emergency, the more self-possessed and dtermlned he became. I remember reading that once after several days of hard lighting he called a council of war. One after another told how he would retreat, what road lie would s- ltctfor falling-back; finally, Orant, who had been listening In silence, arose, and taking from his pocket a bundlo of pa-i ers, handed one to each ofllcer present,' saying: "Gentlemen, you will executm fheao orders at dawn." Every paper was an ordeT to advance "Forward by the left flank," and with the morning tun the arm j moved forw ard to victory-' It is the reserve corps- of an army that enables the general to strike tu flecisive blow when tho battle hangs ia the balance. "Providence Is on the side of the last reserve" Is one of thesaylinga attributed to Napoleon. It is the bal nnco wheel of the engine tlxat distrib utes its power and overcomes resistance, by Its stored-iip momentum. It Is tho knowledge, experience and character,' tho accumulated mental and moral wealth that measures your real power nnd worth to-day; and the time of trial brings out the truth, how much of this reserve power you really have. We can draw from the bank of learning or of manhood just what we lnve stored, there, not one ounce more. In any, crisis wo stand or fall by our reserve! power. Rome one has said that we have) only so much real faith lr(3od as we can bring to bear for our support ond com fort In the time of affliction or diffi culty. Do we believe In (Jod then? It not, we do not really believe In Him at nil. The thought Is profound nnd searching; we dV well to laj' It to heart "I like, the man who faces what he must With step triumphant nnd a hen rt of cheer: Who flKhtu the dally huttlo without fear; Beta his hopes fall, yet keeps unfaltering trust That flex! Is rood; that somehow, true and Ji"t. Ills plans work nut for mortals; not a tear Is sheil when fortune, which the world holds dear. Falls from his grasp; Ix tter, with love, a erut Than living In dishonor; envhs not, Nor lone faith In man; hut does his best. Nor even murmurs at hi humMer lot; Hut with a mile and word of hope, RlveS seat To every toller; he alone Is m at. Who hy a life heroic conquers fate." Yes, adversity tekts chnrnetrr; and the way to make character sound Is to be prcpnrcd for tho emergencies and erlses of life. The day is coming when. storms mill bent and break upon us. And remember: '"Other foundation can no man lay than that Is laid which is Jesus Christ." Charles Stoddard Lane, In N. Y. Observer. The Hod nnd (he Clillil. Reproof or punishment should never lm given for the relief of the feeling of authority, but always, and evidently, for tho good of tho disobedient. To punish a child In anger cuts both ways, and, unlikethotwlce blest droppings of mercy, Is doubly bad, cursing him that gives and him that takes. I'unlshment should be meted according to the na ture of the offense, nnd not according to the degree of annoyance. Justice Is not mercurial and explosive, or self absorbed. Its business Is not to relieve Its own tension. It should be serene, nnd certain, and quiet-eyed. Think twice, nnd pray three times, before pun ishing a child. S. H. Times. A Life Well Spent. It was Julia Ward Howe w ho penned these noble sentences: "If we have never lowcd to crowned tIcc or neg lected despised virtue, If we hava stretched out to the fallen the hand of help Instead of pointing nt 4hem the flrger of scorn. If we have made the way of the transgressor hard to go, but e ay to return, whether we nre remem bered or forgotten, we shnll depart from this world leavlngsome part of It thebet ter and ha ppler by our presence In It. We may not. bear the Ill-gotten laurels of a wlel.ed victory, but we shall hive ft "got the ge.od fight and will receive the. promised reward."