Life in the Tower.
Twenty-six years ago there emerged
from the theological seminary a sad
.young man, whose plans for life lay
burled In the grave of his younfc wife.
Accepting a work that offered a nurd
'field and a small Balary, he plunged Into
tha smoke of a manufacturing district
on the outskirts of a great city. There,
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uunu mo ueujis Ul l eu uie niiu luc
. piles of black coal, he gathered a
church, the story of which would fill a
volume, and may not here be told. Wife
less, childless, homeless, he wrought
his life Into other lives and home, and
became the comfort and blessing of a
After a while he got a church build
ing, and there he gathered his congre
gation and his Sunday school. And to
the plan of the church as originally de
signed, he added a feature of his own
in the shape of a tall square tower.
He had to borrow the money for the
tower, for It was all he could do to get
enough to build the church ; and the
jnoney to pay for It came largely out
of his own meager salary. But It fur
n I shed him a home.
This Is the plan of the tower: The
first floor la the vestibule of the church
a room 18 feet square, fronting both
streets, and with doors wide-open and
Inviting. The door of the next floor
opens out of the gallery of the church,
and offers a short path to the pulpit
when the minister descends, and an
easy way to the reception room when
-a member of the congregation wants to
eee the minister. It Is a committee-
room also, and a place for confer
ences of many kinds. There commit
tees of labor unions have met commit
tees of the employers. There, In one
' single June, were twenty-six weddings,
modest and quiet, but legal and holy as
If performed before the altar, with a
.great organ playing the wedding march,
It Is said that the minister lives on his
-wedding fees and gives away his salary,
This room and those above would be
-eighteen feet square, but out of each
one comes a stairway and a little hall,
i The next floor contains a bedroom
-and living room. There are two beds,
double beds, for sometimes the mln-
IoIai 1l n ft annthot mlnlatai. vlaftlnfr titm
and sometimes he takes In a homeless
man ; and there have been times when
the room was so full It was said Its oc-
cupants bad to go down-stairs to change
The next floor contains his kitchen
and dining-room ; and In the kitchen
one need not walk far to reach every-
thing In the room ; and the dining-room,
although elastic. Is not spacious.
Then, farfup In the top, with two
windows opening to the east and two
others opening to the west. Is the study.
Two walls are lined with bookcases.
On one ' side the view is toward the
-city ; the other Is toward the sunrise
and the great lake ;" and no man among
the million of the city sees more or
more glorious sunrises than he who
lives In the tower. Across from him
and nearly on his level, the great chim
neys put forth their flames. The ma
terial and the spiritual look across at
each other ; and there he does his work,
These are the rough outlines of the
picture. Most of the rest must be filled
in from the Imagination. But there are
.stories of the times when he has rushed
down the stairs to comfort homes
where accidents had come ; stories of
how he has helped tottering men step
by step up to the first floor of his house-on-end,
and 'thence up the long ladder
to the recovery of a lost manhood
stories of how he averted a strike by
his Just and tactful mediation ; stories
of how he has put his own life in peril
again and again, and put new life and
heart Into toiling men and anxious
Why should his name be written
, here? To publish his deeds would rob
: him of his crowning glory. Hidden
from the world, and laboring with great
and difficult problems, he has made hi
tower a lighthouse, the beams of which
have cheered and guided a multitude of
people out of the smoke and turmoil to
the lire or gentleness ana peace.
"Youth's Companion. ,
Thy Joy Is Sorrow.
Give me Thy joy in sorrow, gracious
And sorrow's self shall like to joy ap
Although the world should waver In its
I tremble not If Thou Thy peace afford
But, Thou withdrawn, I am but as
That vibrates to tbe pulse of hope and
Nor rest I more than harps which to the
Must answer when we place their tuneful
Against the blast, which thrill unmeaning
Even in tbelr sweetness. So no earthly
E'er sweeps me but to sadden. Oh, place
My heart beyond the world's tad vibrat
And where but In Thyself? Oh, circle
That I may feel no touch save of Thee.
Chauncey Hare Townshend.
The Teaching of Christ.
All the teaching of Jesus was closely
related to tbe Uvea that his life touch
ed. He never taught by dogmas or
formal statements, but always by per
sonal appeal and practical precepts that
could be taken up Into life. He never
ay truth what wt generally
meant by It a fact, or body of facts,
imply ; He meant life-principles, some
thing to be lived rather than told. With
this conception of truth the. teaching
of Jesus was always penetrated, nis
teaching was, therefore, not so much
the communication of certain correct
Ideas to the Intellect ; It was rather the
Inspiration of the whole life with new
Have you ever had your sad path
suddenly turn sunshiny because of a
cheerful word? Have you ever won
dered if this could be the same world,
because some one had been unexpect
edly kind to you? You can make to
day the same for somebody. It Is only
question of a little Imagination, a
little time and trouble.. Think now:
What can I do to-day to make some
one happy? old persons, children, ser
vants even a bone for the dog or su
gar for the bird. Why not? Maltbie
The Good that Lives.
We may be sure that after our work
Is done In the world! our friends will
gain more comfort and gladness from
recalling our deeds of mercy and kind
ness while we were here than from any
other achievements we may have made,
no matter how much applause they may
have won from the world.
One by one thy duties wait tbee.
Let thy whole heart go to each.
Let no future dream elate thee,
Learn thou first what these can teach.
Adelaide A. Proctor.
A BOY PIONEER. 8
In 1844, when emigrants from the
Middle States were going to make
homes in Oregon, many young boys
joined the pioneers and made the hard
journey over the plains and moun
tains. One of these lads, Joseph Watt
of Missouri, Is described by the author
of "McDonald of Oregon." He was
about 17 years of age, and was em
ployed to drive cattle. He walked most
of the way to his new home.
"I have borrowed two dollars and a
half, Joe, to fit you out," his father
had said at parting; and with that the
young man had bought a pair of boots.
and invested the rest in pins and fish
hooks to trade with the Indians. But
new boots! He slung them over his
rifle and put on uioeeaslns.
At a certain iiolnt in the Journey,
away back on Burnt River, the man
for whom Joe was driving said, "You
had better leave us and hurry on Into
Oregon. Provisions are getting scarce.
We shall- need all there Is for the chil
"All right I can take care of my
self." Without a morsel of food Joe
Watt and Klisha Bowman struck out
with thelr'rlfles and Joe's boots.
"If we could only eat the boots!"
sighed Joe, Bare to the knees from
continually cutting off his trousers to
mend his moccasins, he strode through
the lacerating sage-brush.
How are you going to get down?"
Inquired the boatman, when every oth
er eager passenger had piled on the
Hudson Bay bateau sent up by Dr.
McLoughlln. Alone on the shore stood
Joe Watt "How are you going to get
"I don't know."
"Have you any provisions?"
"Can you sing or tell yarns?"
"Very well ; climb on to the bow of
that boat" So they started.
"Well, Figurehead, pipe up!" was
the present demand.
With sad and solemn eyes, without a
smile, Joe sang, told stories. Every
body laughed. The weary emigrants
needed entertainment, and Joe was a
The doctor was building a flour-mill
at the falls, and, with some misgivings,
Joe was engaged as a carpenter. At
night he slept In the shavings. The
first pay-day he was rich. With twelve
dollars In hand, clothes, soap, Hudson
Bay blankets were his.
Never blankets felt so soft Passing
his hand thoughtfully over the wool,
within sound of the potential falls, a
great idea came Into the heart of Jo
seph Watt : "I will build woolen-mills
on this Pacific coast" Years later thf
boy fulfilled this resolve.
Had to Take Him Down.
"Why does Mrs. Everson have her
own baptlsuiui names engraved upon
her card Instead of, those of her hus
band? She Isn't a widow. Is she?"
"No, .but I understand that she had
a ' batch of cards engraved once upon
which she styled herself 'Mrs. William
Edgar Everson,' and he was so puffed
up over it for two or three days that
he actually seemed to think he was tbe
head of the family. It Is never safe to
give some people too much leeway, you
know." Cleveland Leader.
"She has a face like an Incandescent
"Mercy, what a shape!" .
"I wasn't referring to the shape."
"To the fact that It lights up so beau
tifully." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
He Do you think your father
object to my suit?
She I don't see why he should. He
himself wears one almost as bad.
San Francisco Bulletin.
It's so much easier to congratulate
a man on his success than It Is to
sympathize with hint In hU misfortune.
"Willie's goln' to git married, Eve
,IIna," said the groceryman to the pretty
,cook after he had unloaded his basket
"Is that so?" asked the cook, with an
appearance of great Interest. "Who's
he goln' to marry?"
"Some girl," replied the groceryman.
"Smarty!" said the cook. "I s'pose
he couldn't marry a widow, could he?"
"Easiest thing in the world. I b'lieve
I could marry a widow myself If I gave
my mind to it I could marry two or
three for the matter of that"
"Think you'd have enough mind to go
around? I don't."
"You're prejerdtced, Evelina," said
the groceryman. "Jest .because I let
you do nbout what you want with me
you've got a poor opinion o' my Inter
lock. That's jest the way with you
winimen. 'S a general thing you can't
git any married woman to b'lieve her
husben's got any sense. 'If he had,'
she thinks, 'he wouldn't let me boss blm
the way I do. He'd jest take a club
an wear It out on me when I git to act
In' up. He tvouldu't try to argue with
me an' make me hear reason.' But
ain't It funny about Willie?"
"I don't see anything funny about
It," said the cook.
"That's right, all right, come to think
of It," said the groceryman. "Ifs sad.
A feller oughtn't to laugh. Why do they
do It Evelina?"
"Because they want to, I guess," haz
arded the cook.
"I've often studied about If said
the groceryman thoughtfully. "I guess
they do want to. Sometimes they do,
"Why do they do it other times?"
"Because the wlmmen want to," said
the groceryman. "You take It when
there's a woman that's a good looker,
an' who's got money saved up an'
cooks a good meal o' vlttles an' puts up
- A criminal from the rural districts
who had heard all about appeals to
tbe Supreme Court, and who had been
convicted of a penitentiary offense, was
asked by the Judge if he had anything
to say. "I Jest want ter ax one ques
tion, Jedge." He stooped down, picked
up his slouch bat from the floor, as
though ready to depart and said :
"Whar 'bouts Is this here Supreme
An Irishman who wasn't much of a
hunter went out to hunt one day, and
I the first thing he saw to shoot at was a
i bluejay sitting saucily on the top of a
fence. He blazed away at the bird and
then walked over to pick It up. What
he happened to find there was a dead
frog, which he raised carefully at
arm's length, looking at It with a puz
zled air. Finally he remarked : "Well,
begobs, but ye was a devil of a folne
looklng burd befur 01 blew ther flthers
off o' yerse !" Judge's Library.
When the Boston attorney. Mason,
was preparing the case of E. K. Avery,
and had examined about 200 witnesses,
somebody called to see him. Tbe legal
gentleman sent word that he was oc
cupied and could not be Interrupted.
"But the man Is a witness a Metho
dist minister." "Call him up," said
Maeon. "Well, sir, what can you tes
tify?" "I had a vision two angels
have appeared to me, and told me that
Brother Avery Is Innocent " "Let
them be summoned," said Mason, i t be
resumed his work.
Senator Morgan once threw down a
magazine with a sneer. "Another na
ture fake!" he exclaimed. "Why, these
things are as absurd as as absurd as
" And then he laughed and said that
It reminded him of an address that he
once heard an absent-minded mission
ary make. "'In China, dear friends,
said tbe nilsslonary, 'human life Is re
garded as of but slight value. .Indeed
If a wealthy Chinaman Is condemned
to death, he can easily hire another
to die for him ; and I believe many
poor fellows get their living by thus
acting as substitutes.'
From his farm Judge Blank was In
tbe habit of supplying the preachers of
all the churches with flour, corn, bay,
land vegetables free of cost . He also
kept tbe country supplied with venison
from tbe herd of deer which be kept
for many years. He built a big smoke-
bouse In the rear of his grounds. One
night unseen himself, he saw a man
emerge from tbe smokehouse with
side of pork on his shoulder. He rec
ognized tbe Intruder, but said nothing,
A week afterward the fellow approach
ed him, saying; "Judge, I understand
yon had some meat stolen from your
smokehouse?" Tbe old Judge raised his
hand deprecatlngly and said: "Su! No
one on earth knows anything about. that
but you and me."
Men's Corset Bills.
Since corsets are generally regarded
as exclusively destined for feminine
wear, It may coma as a surprise to
man; readers to learn that tbe annual
a bluff at havln' a sweet an' lovln dis
position take a woman like that, an'
let her git to hlntin' around that she's
kinder stuck on you an' thinks you I
ought to have a home of your own an'
its hard to hold out If you think any-1
thin' of tier. A man may be a chump '
to do It, but he often does It for no bet-1
ter seasons' than them."
"If you wait till you've got as good
reasons you'll wait a long time," said
the cook. "When does the ' weddin'
"It ain't couiin' off ; it's sorter comin
on," said the groceryman. "Willies
got to the point where he is lookln' in
at the windows of the furniture stores.
That's one o' the symptoms, ain't It?
But It's foolish of hlui, to my notion.
If It was a girl like you I wouldn't
blame him so much."
"I thought you didn't know her."
"I didn't say so, but I don't Just the
same. But I know she ain't like you."
"Why isn't she?"
"Evelina," said the groceryman,
"there ain't no girl like; you. There
couldn't be. You've got 'em all beat to
a standstill. Yon show me the girl
that's got your looks an' that's as smart
aa you are an' earns the good wages
you do, an' I don't know but I'd take a
few chances myself."
"Think she'd take any chances?"
asked the cook.
"She wouldn't be takln' any If she
took me," said the groceryman. "She'd
have a feller that couldn't do enough
"She'd have a feller that wouldn't"
"You can't tell about that till you
try," said the groceryman.
"If I was ever fool enough to do It
I'd be ashamed to tell about it," re
torted the cook. "Shut the gate after
you as you go out." Chicago Dally
corset bill of many a smart man Is
much larger than that of the average
smart woman. That Is, nevertheless.
a fact says the Pall Mall Magazine,
A leading corsetlere who supplies
most of them puts down a good cus
tomer's bill at 150 a year. Let no
one Imagine that It Is only fops who
The majority of wearers are military
men, who, I learn, require a greater
amount of padding than civilians.
Others are ordinary well-dressed men,
given to manly sports, and by no means
A man's figure has to be gradually
coaxed Into shape and It Is first of all
put Into a soft silk corset, with scarce
ly any bones, until he attains by de
grees to the full glory of the perfect
figure. This process usually takes three
months, and five special makes of cor
sets are employed In the development
or ierhaps It would be more accurate
to say the "repression" of the figure;
The corsetlere to whom I am In-.
debted for this information is loud In;
praise of her male clientele. They nre
not fidgety, they have good taste, and;
no matter what other bills they have
unpaid, she Is always sure of her
money, possibly lecause few men would,
dare face a summons from such a quar
Man-net Lifts Six Tons.
Electro-magnets are much used In
connection with cranes and other con
veyors for lifting heavy pieces of Iron
and steel. The Illinois Steel Company
has a magnet weighing 1.200 pounds
which lifts six tons. In Belgium mag-;
nets are used to lift tons of hot metal
in foundries and rolling mills. The,
Kwer of the electro-magnet Is regulat
ed by the switch controlling the cur
rent The magnet Is lowered to the ob
ject needed with the current turned
off. When the switch Is c losed tbe mag
net becomes active, holds the article to
be lifted while they are raised and
transported to their destination. When
they are lowered the switch Is 0)en3d
and the magnet immediately releases
them. As the oierator of the crane
controls the action of the magnet
through the switch, this one man can
attend to all the details of transferring
heavy metal objects. No assistant Is
needed to attach them to the conveyor
or to release them when they reach
their destination. Another use to which
the electro-magnet is put Is In break
ing old castings so that they may be
melted and utilized. To accomplish this
the magnet Is made to lift and drop a
Bteel bell weighing from one to sly
tons. Technical World Magazine.
. The Maa Who Does.
Do you see tbe man?
I do see the man.
What la he dotDg?
Why is he doing nothing? .
Because there is nobody he can do.
Used to Scraps.
She "So you were out In one of
those skirmishes with' tbe Indians.
Weren't you frightened V
He "Mercy, no. I've bren In poll
tics all my life." Detroit Free Press.
Take Tarns Walking-.
When walks the ghost quite frequently
The stage folk ride in whin carts new,
But when It walks not sequently,
The actors do.
Kansas City Times.
One way to forget other people'
faults Is to remember your own,
WHAT TO EAT AT TEH AGE OF 4a
English Authority Lays Down Diet
Rule to Lenithcn Life.
Dr. Cohen, a noted London physician,
has furnished a diet that people may
eat after middle aae to keep from
'growing old too rapidly. Among the
foods most likely to have the effect of
keeping the body youthful as stated
by him are the following, which any
one past forty should use In prefer
ence to the heavier and richer articles,
and which all city people will probably
And most suitable from the age of 28 or
30 onwards :
Mutton It Is better than beef for
sedentary people. The leg Is the best,
according to Dr. Burney Yeo. Young
and tender fowl and game. Eggs
lightly cooked or cooked In every
Milk It Is better always to boll It
It Is as good In puddings, cocoa, coffee,
etc., as alone.
Potted meats and games, If genuine
and unadulterated, are nutritious and
Fish, particularly white, fish, such as
sole, whiting, cod, flounders, smelts,
etc. Fish Is better boiled than fried.
Sound, pure bread. It Is best when
Porridge of rice, tapioca, sago, ar
rowroot, macaroni, made with milk
and eggs (not egg powders).
Vegetable purees of all kinds.
Stewed celery, stewed onions, spin
ach, artichokes, and nearly all vegeta
Stewed or baked fruits of every kind.
and raw, well-ripened apples, pears,
grapes, oranges, strawberries, etc.
Tea, coffee, chocolate, are all good.
Tea and coffee, however, should be
light and quickly made. '
Hard water Is probably an active
agent In aging tbe body. It is said to
produce calculus and may harden the
arteries. With hardened arteries one
cannot be young. Use soft water for
These are only some of the foods
that may be used. It Is a mistake to
restrict the dietary too much. Mod
eratlon Is the thing to keep always In
With attention to food, air, exercise
and the hygiene of the mind, most peo
ple might be ten or twenty years young
er than they really are. The great sci
entist, Dr. Metcbnlkotr, thinks we
ought to live ten times as long as tbe
period we take to develop. That la
from 230 to 250 years. There Is no
reason, therefore, why we should not
remain youthful until we pass seventy
or even eighty. Some people accom
plish It, and It Is possible for a great
Do not eat heavy suppers.
Avoid rich meats and pastry.
Do not grow fat by eating too much.
Fat people seldom reach a good old
Tbe youthful old man la lean.
Lessen your food continually as you
Over-eating produces all the diseases
that make one old.
Under-feeding shortens life. 1
Just enough and a trifle over Is the
The soapberry tree, Saplndus margl
natus utllis, has been quite extensive
ly, cultivated in Algeria for Its berries.
which are rich In saponin, and are sent
to Germany for use In the manufacture
of soap, says tbe Scientific American,
Similar qualities are possessed by tbe
Florida soap tree, Saplndus nianaten
sis utllis, commonly known as the Chi
na soap tree, from the fact that It was
originally Introduced from China. E,
Moullne, of Jacksonville, Fla., has re
cently been engaged In promoting the
cultivation of this tree In the southern
states by a free distribution of seeds.
The tree grows to a height of forty
or fifty feet and begins to bear fruit In
the sixth year. The berries are about
tbe size of cherries and consist of
hard, yellow-brown wax-like shell, In
closing a large black seed. The shell I
rich In saponin, and If bits of It are
agitated in water a lather will at once
begin to form. By grinding the shells
a brownish soap powder Is obtained
which possess valuable cleansing prop
ertles. The hard, black seeds of the
mulberry tree have been used In the
manufacture of beads; they also yield
fine oil useful In soap manufacture,
as well as In other Industries.
Good and Osa-ood.
The subject of ancestors Is often an
Interesting topic of conversation. A
lady extremely proud of her mother's
family created a sensation and made
ber listeners wonder a little when she
remarked: "My father filled many re
sponsible positions. We all have the
greatest respect for him. My father
was a good man, but" and a certain
stiffening of the shoulders and an
added expression of firmness In the
good lady's face added Importance to
her conclusion "my mother was an
"I can't say your speeches were very
"Didn't want 'em to be," answered
Senator Sorghum. "I merely wanted
to say enough to show I was keeping
busy, without starting an argument1
"So you are going to lecturer
"Yes," answered Senator Sorghum,
"not that I care for tbe money, but
It Is a pleasure to get away from your
stony-faced colleagues In Congress and
face an audience that really wants to
bear you talk." Washington Star.
"THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME."
Oh, the day was dark and the hour was
When Mary Jane declined me,
But oh, just think of the luck I hat
With the girl I left behind me 1
She's fair and fat and forty, too,
I wonder what inclined me
To ever want to wed and woo
The girl I left behind me 1
DO NOT WANT SAFETY DEVICES.
Street-Car Managers Are Backward
in Making Use of Tbem.
In an article entitled "The Needless
Slaughter by Street Cars," In Every
body's, the writer, John P. Fox, tells
of his discovery of the fender lu use lu
"I learned that up to the time of my
first visit twenty-one persons had ac
tually been In the way of cars equipped
with this fender and not one of them
had been killed! Not only had every
man, woman or child been pushed oft
the tracks, clear of the wheels, but In
every case this had been done without
anything approaching serious Injury.
From the official records of this fender
one may learn that, within the last
five years, out of 344 persons who have
fallen on the tracks, not one has been
run over and killed.
"Full of enthusiasm over this won
derful record of success, I promptly
sent accounts of this fender back to
Boston and to New York, so that Amer
ican managers might lose no time In
learning of It. I smile now as I think
of my Innocent confidence. On return
ing from Europe, I went to the man
agers of the Boston Elevated and was
talking with the secretary, when ha
called out to General Bancroft, the
president : 1
" 'See here, general, Just listen to
what Mr. Fox says he has found In
Liverpool. He has been telling ma
that they have a fender over there so
perfect that three times It pushed oft
the track a man "who was trying t -commit
suicide, and without even hurt
"And this was General Bancroft's
"'You send that man over here and
we'll kill him quick enough.'
"Doubtless it was a Jest For per
sonally. General Bancroft Is a humans
and considerate man. But as a Jest It
seemed to me rather grim. And so It
proved, for nothing could better Illus
trate the whole attitude of American
managers, I will not say toward any
thing In the way of life-saving devices,
but toward anything that comes from
Europe. They think, they 'know, that
'we do things better over here.' They
are patriotic and they are proud 'of It
Since the day when I stood In his office
General Bancroft's road has killed up
ward of 100 persons."
Knew Ills Plane.
The village carpenter hod given so
(rcnorously of his services and sound nd.
vice toward rebuilding the little me
morial chapel that when It was com
pleted all the summer people agreed
that be should le asked to speak after
the luncheon which was to follow the
The day and tho carpenter's turn
"Ladles and gentlemen dear friends
" he began, his good, brown Imc
very red Indeed. "I am n good deal
better fitted for the scaffold than for
Then he realized what he had said.
and sat down ninld roars of laughter.
A Safe Perch.
At the crowded downtown corner the)
frightened pedestrians were scurrying;
out of the way of street cars, automo
biles, delivery wagons and policemen
"(Josh," exclaimed tho window wash
er, looking down on them from his
lerch on the narrow ledge of a fifteen
story window, "I'm glad I ain't In that
crowd!" Chicago Tribune.
"The views I express about religion,"
said the tiresome controversialist "may
seem rather too broad to most people.
"Not at all," replied the candid man,
"To most ieople they seem not so
broad as they are flat" Pluladelphln,
Canse for Anger.
"What's tho trouble between
peck and his wife?"
"She overheard him telling a friend
that his hair was coming out In larg
handfuls, and she has always been
proud of the smullness of her hands."
"Well, I can say that the man who
hoiiorht me so he wouldn't be lonesome
I picks bis company, all right all right"
observed the mandolin. Toledo Blade,
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