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fh "by the author or G 5C "AHHE JVDSE. SPINSTER." " IITTLE KATE III RUT," ! 6 ETC.. ETC. W (CHAPTER IV. (Continued.) He wus looking at the leaden clouds which were deepening overhead, when Sarah EiiHtbell stole to his aide and twitched arm. "You need not trouble yourself to think of anything for me," she said, ungracious ly; "you wouldn't have done ao, I dare aay; but it'a a well to tell you I don't want any help from you; and as for leav ing her before she dies well, I'd rather die myself, much I" she added, with a auddeu passion exhibiting itself. "You are attached to her?" said Reu ben Culwiek, quickly. "She's the only friend I ever had," was the girl'a answer, ns she relapsed Into her old moodiness of manner. "Will you tell me one thing before I go?" he snid; "come now, Suriih Enst bell second-cousin Sarah in whom I am Interested." Iteiiben Culwiek spoka with tenderness; he possessed a won drously sympathetic voice, and the girl looked at him till the sullen expression of her fuce softened and then died away. "'Second-cousin Snrali!'" she quoted, and a fuint smile flickered round her mouth for an instant. "Well, go on." "l"ou will answer straightforwardly." "You will not go buck and tell her, und make her miserable, then?" she said, ns though by way of compromise. "I will not." "Go ou, then, second-cousin Reuben," she added, hulf-scornfully. hnlf-Hghtly. "You are the girl who helped me with my trunk last night? And you thought that I hud come to tell your grandmother about it?" "Yes." "Why were you so anxious to earn money, and in so strange a fashion? us jug her. In all his life he had never kiss It for yourself?" ed her before never dreamed of taking "No." "To make good something tlint Tom had taken from his grandmother?" said Reuben. "Ah! you know then," cried Sarah Eastbcll, wrenching herself from her second-cousin's clutch and running with great swiftness into the house, the door of which she closed with a noise that shook the place and startled Mrs. Enst bell from dreamland. Her quick dark eyes detected the corner of a bank note peeping from the pillow on which Mrs. Eastbell's head was resting.- "Why, this is the luck you and I have been talking about so long!" "I didn't want his money," muttered the old woman; "I'm not so poor but what I pay my way. He's a very silly fellow he always -was." "Indeed!" "He never could keep money he was always doing something or other that was foolish. How much is it, Sally?" "It is a five-pound note." "Put it in the teapot, girl," said the old woman; "it will come in handy pres ently. I can have a comfortable funeral now." 8ally Eastbell made a clattering noise with the lid of an old china teapot, which, with its spout off, formed the central or nament of a high mantelpiece, but she did not deposit the note therein. That was not a safe receptacle of money Tom knew that! CHAPTER V. Reuben Culwiek occupied the first floor of Hope Lodge, and the gentleman who rented Hope Lodge and to whom Reuben paid the modest Bum of three shillings and sixpence weekly, had not hidden his light tinder a bushel, and had extinguish ed Reuben's claim to locality by exten sive advertising over his house front. The name of "Jennings," in large white white capitals on a crimson ground, was the sky line of the edifice, and another board, with a "Jennings" of somewhat more moderate proportions, had been fastened between the windows of the first and second floors, while "Jennings, Pyro technic Artist," in blue and yellow, by way of variety of coloring, was Inscribed over a dingy shop front. On the door also had been painted "Jennings, Fire work Maker to the Court," and over the door was a plaster coat-of-arms, signifi cant of the royal patronage which the family legend asserted had been once vouchsafed to an extinct Jennings who had been blown to atoms one Guy Fawkes season. Mr. Jennings was always waiting for November, although he drove a little busi ness in colored fires for minor theaters at all times of the year. On the night of Reuben Culwick's return to London, he was standing at his door, after his gen eral rule. But on that particular even ing he was not waiting for November so Intently as for his lodger, Ueuben Cul wiek, who had said that he should be back that evening. Suddenly John Jen nings was joined in his watch by a wom an as thin as he was, and as pule. She put her hands suddenly, and possibly heavily, on his shoulder, for Mr. Jen nings winced and doubled up under the pressure. "I wish you wouldn't, Lucy," Mr. Jen nings said, remonstrutivelJ "Wish I would not what, John?" asked the newcomer on the scene. "Take a person off his guard like that, and scare him." , "Have you grown a more nervous crea ture still, watching for what will never come again?" said the woman, with a strange asperity of tone. "What will never come again?" repeat ed her brother, in dismay. "Do you mean that Mr. Culwiek will not come back, then? ltless my sonl, how long have you been thinking of that?" sal. I Mr. Jen nings; "you didn't say so before you hadn't such a thought an honr ago. What makes you get so foolish an idea into your head now?" He laughed In an odd. hysterical fash ton, like a woman, as his greater interest took him out of his languid position and set him upright, staring at his sister. "Well, I've lieen thinking it over what be is, and what we are and I'm sure that he will be glad to be rid of us altogether. lie has only stopped here lit of compliment nil this while; but you can't soe that so well as I can," she added, fretfully. "I haven't tried to see it. I'll trust to Reuben Culwiek. He said that if he didn't write he would be back here on the second Tuesday in May, ami back he'll come like clockwork; although, mind you " "Go on, John what am I to mind?" atked his sister, gravely, as he paused. "Although, mind you," he continued, "his coming back don't mean exactly that good luck to him which stopping sway would, and I wish him good luck always anyhow. But then we should have heard from him; isn't he as truthful as you are?" "He may have missed a post." she an swered, evasively "have postponed tell ing ns bumble folk of the good fortune that has come to him. Good news will keep, you know." There was a long pause after this, broken at last by Mr. Jennings saying: "Yon don't want him back, then, Lucy r "Not if he will be happier away." "Well, if he has gone, you've worried our best friend away, for you always would interfere, and preach to him" "He isn't our best friend." "Yes, I know what you're going to say," said her brother, feebly; "of course, but I'm not speaking of that And Reu ben here he is! Hurrah!" And Mr. Jennings, forgetting his ap athy, ran down his front garden and went, bareheaded and in his shirt sleeves, at full speed down Hope street, leaving his sister in charge of the premises, Reuben Culwiek and John Jennings came into the parlor together a few minutes later, and the latter with a crouk of triumph exclaimed: "There, Lucy Vho is right now?" as the former advanced to shake hands with her. Lucy looked up into the face of the big-chested, healthful man, and smiled faintly in response to the cheery ex pression which she saw there. "You have kept your word, then, Mr. Ueuben," she said, placing her hand in his; and a very cold hand, with not much life blood In it, it was that lay in his brown palms, "But you didn't think that I should," .he cried, "No," was tho fearless reply, as the thin lips closed together. "Now, what does she deserve, to face a man and a brother, and a first-floor lodger of long' and honorable standi,',, with this odious greeting?" he said, turn ing to John Jennings. Reuben Culwiek was In boisterous spir its, or he would have never committed the indiscretion of suddenly lifting up the prim Miss Jennings in his arms and kiss such a liberty with his landlord's sister but his high spirits carried him away, and he lifted Lucy Jennings as high as the ceiling before ha kissed her lightly, and placed her, as be might have done a child, In her chair again, where she glared nt him in amazement, with her eyes dis tended and her face not destitute of color now. "You have been drinking!" she gasp. ed forth, indignantly, "or you would have never done that. "No, I haven't been drinking, Lucy," said Reuben, quietly; "but this is home, and I am glad to get back to it." "Ah! I dare say you are," she added, with irony. "Skeptical!" he cried; "John, what shall I do now I "Kiss her again," said John "No I will not have any more of that foolery," said Miss Jennings, with Intense acerbity pervading her plain speaking. "I wouldn't if she objects," said John; "if she doesn't see the joke of it. I don't think anybody has ever kissed her except Tots. She s not used to that kind of thing she really isn't." Nothing seemed to distress or disturb the equanimity of Reuben Culwiek. He was glad to get back, or he was one of the artfulest hypocrites in the County of Surrey. He understood these two better than they understood themselves, having taken the trouble, to study and be Inter ested in their eccentricities long before. "Well, you hav set up and kept a fire burning for a man who was aot expect ed," said Reuben; "but yon don't ask me how I have fared in the country, what adventures I have had, what work I have done, what luck I have encountered." "We shall be glad to hear how you have got on In Worcester," she said, a womanly curiosity exhibiting itself; "we do not attempt to deny that we are in terested in you always interested in jon poor as we are." "Yes, but don't begin about your pov erty again, please poverty may bo a blessing in disguise for what you, and I, and John know to the contrary," said Reuben; "the poorest and most afflicted woman was the happiest mortal whom I met in Worcestershire, and the richest and most prosperous man I found as mis erable and mean as ever." "Are you speaking of your father now?" asked Miss Jennings, anxiously. "Yes the gentleman whom you talked me into visiting, prodigal son fashion but who didn't take me to his breast and weep over me, and order his fattest calf to be killed in my honor," cried Reuben, a little bitterly. "I was humble and con trite, but he was as hard as nails, and the whole experiment was a tremendous failure. Did I not say before I started tlint this would be the result?" "Yes," said John, "you certainly said that. I am very sorry I am awfully sorry what a funny man he must be!" "Extremely funny," said Reuben Cul wiek, dryly; "you would die of laughing at his humor." "Do you regret that yon have offered to sink a bitter quarrel," inquired Lucy Jennings, "and to make peace?" "No." "You are glad that you have been to Worcester, are you not, despite this mis erable result?" "Yes." "Then fault lies with him, as It did, before you went, with you. And, Mr. Reuben," she added, very earnestly, "you have one sin the less, I think." "Amen to that." Lucy Jennings regarded him keenly, as if a suspicion that he was ridiculing her earnestness had suggested itself, but Reuben Culwiek was grave enough. It was not always easy to guess when this strong, self-reliant man was in jest or earnest. "What, Tots!" cried Reuben, suddenly, holding out his arms, into which there ran, with pattering bare feet, a pretty flaxen-haired child of three years old. "Oh, me so glad yon have come back, Reuben!" said the child, half laughing, to begin with, and then wholly crying as a wind-up. "She'll catch her death of cold!" tried Mr. Jennings. "Tots, how could you come down like this? why ain't you asleep?" "You said you said," sobbed the child, "that he was coming home to-night." "Well, here" I am, young one; don't cry about it." murmured the big man, as his arms folded the child to his breast, and his handsome brown beard hid her face from view, and tickled her terribly, for she struggled into a sitting position away from it, and rubbed her face and eyes energetically. "Elizabeth," said Lucy, severely, "this is very wrong. Didn't you promise to ro to sleep?" "I touldn't." answered Elizabeth. "Come with me " began her aunt again, when Tots let forth so tremen dous a yell that even Lucy, a woman not easily put down, succumbed at once. "I-et her be." aaid Reuben Culwiek gruffly; then ther waa a second pause, after which he whispered in the child's ear a few words that arrested her at tention, and Tots sat np again, "Where is It?" asked Tots. "In my portmanteau at the railway station coming home to-morrow, if Tots will go to bed now." "And as big as dtT said Tots, open ing her arm to their fullest extent "Bigger." "Me oso to bed," said Tots with' alac rity "but," she added, " oo must carry ; me on talrs." o I "Of course I will. Good night, Uncle Jennings; good-night, aunt were off, both of ns," cried Reuben Culwiek, and he was out of the room and striding up stairs with the child before there was time for Tots to change her mind in any way. Brother and sister did not attempt to follow him; the brother sat and listened until the trampling feet in the room above announced that Reuben had deposited bis charge in her crib, and retired to his own apartments; the thin woman with the worn face turned toward the fire, fast dying out, and passed a hand across her eyes, as if by stealth. "How fond he is of children!" said John Jennings; "I thiuk big men always are, Lucy. There was Topping "Don't bother me about . Topping," said Lucy. "Ahem! no," he said, with his feeble little cough prefacing his remarks ngain; "not if you wish it, certainly. Still, it's odd." "What Is odd?" "That Reuben's coming back should have put you out in this way. "I prayed he .might never come again." "V by, we couldn t afford "The man deserved better fortune than he can find here," she cried, "and so I didn't want him back. Besides, we don't agree." "I'm sorry Reuben has seen you in this tantrum, because I have often fancied that by and by you and he 'would get to like each other. II is a man who wants something to love look at him and that child, for instance and you're 'lot a great deal too old, and he's not proud, and you re - He stopped as Lucy Jennings swutig herself round, a perfect virago in her last and worst attack of passion. He had never seen Lucy show off in this way be fore. "John, you're a fool," she screamed; "you are the worst of fools to think like that, to talk like it. I marry him! he think of me! I tell you I hate you for saying this to-night. John Jennings gasped for breath. "My dear, I'm sorry if I have hurt your feelings. If you don't mind, I'll fo to bed." She did not answer, and John Jen mugs, after passing his hand over his forehead in a bewildered manner, went to bed accordingly. When she was sure that he was gone, the woman sank of a heap on the shabby hearth-rug, and buried her face in her arms, which she leaned upon the chair. It was a bitter grief, in which strange words escaped her. "Why has he come back? Why couldn't he stop away for good? (To be continued.) A BALLOON FARM. A Unique Business Carried on In Western New York. There Is at present a general Interest in airships, for which the late experi ments of Santos Dumont are largely responsible, and In view of this many will read with more than ordlnnry In terest the clever description of the great balloon farm of Carl E. Myers, written by Chauncey McGovern for Pearson's. "You would be Inclined to think you were dreaming," says Mr. McGovern, "were you to walk through the farm of Carl E. Myers, nine miles from the elty of Utlca, State of New York. Here can be Been, on constant view. In summer time, a large variety of aerial craft airships that actually fly, Just as they do In the story books, doing strange things that you had sup posed could never happen in reality. "Besides the array of new kinds of air craft, it is a fact little known that every American-made hydrogen balloon in use in the United States whether by the government or by private Indi viduals is a product of this one farm. "Most striking among the things to be seen at the balloon farm Is a flying machine that really flies, not merely a 'working model' of an airship that 'fiica' a few feet along a track on the ground, but a fully completed flying machine that soars into the actual skies as high as any bird a machine that ascends, that turns and dives as readily as an eagle does. "Many other curious aerial vessels have been turned out from the Myers balloon farm, and some greater won ders are In course of construction. It Is not only his own Inventions that Mr. Myers constructs on his balloon farm. He makes all sorts of aerial contriv ances scientific kites, freak balloons, air vessels for other Inventors. "The greatest number of .the balloon farm products, however, are big hy drogen balloons." MACARONI CROP IN AMERICA. Imported Product Will Be Driven Out by Dakota Wheat. "Italian macaroni for the American market will In a few years be a thing of the past," said the Secretary of Ag riculture to a correspondent of the New York Post "Last year the Amer- can crop of macaroni wheat amounted to 200,(MiO bushels; this year it will amount to 2,000,0K), and next year I expect a yield of 20,KK,M)0 bushels. In fact, the ncreage Is growing so rapidly that the farmers have been saving much of their yield for seed, so that the factories have not until this year had material enough with which to do business. My recent trip through tat Dakota convinced me that macaroni wheat bus passed the experimental stage. I saw forty-acre fields, yielding thirty-five bushels to the acre, of this wheat growing from seed brought from the headwaters of the Volga. Ex periments show that this wheat will grow wherever there is ten Inches of rainfall, and as South Dakota averages to receive sixteen Inches there will be no trouble In raising It there. 'We have been spending $3,000,000 a year for imported macaroni. Many of our people who have seen Its process of manufacture In Italy have been cured of their appetite for It, but this appetite may be expected to reassert Itself with the cleaner and better meth ods of American factories. The flavor of the American macaroni wheat Is es pecially good, having a nutty taste which I miss In the European prod uct" Acquired Taeta. Ned What is your girl s namcT Ted Olive. Ned Oh, I see. You learned to lit. ber. Philadelphia Bulletin. Flighty. "My husband's so erratic so flighty!" fsTh hi rnrk h i " uui-iutiig I u do with It What Is his occupatlonr lie M aeronaut" ATT Zm Vs. . rfi Invention! Yellow fever Is. being eradicated in Cuba since the American occupation of the island. This Is due principally to the extermination of the mosquito. From the latest measurements by Curie, it Is estimated that the energy of fifteen pounds of radium, fully utilised, would run a one-horse-power engine many centuries. Sycamore is an exceedingly durable wood, and a statue from it, now in the museum of GIzeh, Is reported sound and natural in appearance, al though nearly six thousand years old. A cedar, which la 1,000 years old, Is said to have -been recently cut near Pike's Peak, Colorado. Charles E. Bessey, of the University of Nebraska, Is responsible for this assertion. The tree was a brown cedar and the growth rings on the stump were easi ly counted. The clam Is disappearing so fast that the United States Fish Commis sion is endeavoring to propagate the mollvuk by artificial culture. The fish commission is studying the soft, or long clam, but the Stats of New York Is confining Its attention to the round, or hard clam. The serum obtained by inoculating horses with cobra venom, so effective In the pjacttc of Calmette, has been found by Dr. Tldswell to have no power In counteracting the venom of Australian snakes. Other experiments seem to prove that the anti-venom serum Is only active against poison of snakes of the same species as that supplying the venom of the serum. Many of the curious animal inhab itants of the earth are threatened with extinction, but the ostrich, fortunate ly, can be preserved by artificial rear ing. Considerable attention has lately been drawn to the ostrich farms of California, and now It Is reported that ostriches have been successfully rear ed In Australia. They produc mag nificent white feathers, as much as 27 inches In length and 15 In width. The first birds were imported from and crabs are able to re place limbs which have been removed by accident Crabs are decidedly pugilistic, and when they come In contact with members of their own species a battle is likely to ensue, in which limbs are destroyed. Fisher men state that when crabs are con fined in shallow water a thunderstorm will cause a wholesale picking away of their limbs. It Is fortunate for tbem that nature has provided for these accidents by giving them the power of growing new limbs in a short time. A German chemist describes a new cement, composed of casein and some tannic add compound, that becomes very hard when dry, and Is then In soluble In water, oils, petroleum, etc. In preparing It, calcium tannate may be obtained by adding clear lime wa ter to a tannin solution until no further precipitation occurs, then pouring off the liquid and drying the precipitate. The calcium tannate Is mixed with casein In proportions ranging from one to one up to one to ten. The dried mixture is reduced to powder, which is ready for use on adding water to any desired consist ency. R. B. Ewart who recently traversed South America from Callao and Lima, across the Andes and down the Amazon Valley to the Atlantic, Informs United States Consul Ken tie day at Para that the Ucayall River, one of the tributaries of the Amazon, is as large as the Mississippi, and traverses a rich rubber-tree district; but all through this region the coun try lying beyond a distance of two miles from the principal streams Is completely unexplored, even by the na tives. Besides rubber, the forests abound lu rosewood, mahogany, ce dar, walnut and dye woods, and on the high lands are vast stretches of sav annas, or prairies, with a climate like spring all the year, and great possi bilities for cattle raising. HANDLING OF FOOD. Care Fhould Be Taken In Potting Groceries Away Properly. It matters little how much care Is exercised In the selection of food or the sum expended In Its purchase If It Is not properly cared for after It reaches the house. Through careless ness and Ignorance the loss Is often great, proving that there Is mora than a grain of truth In the old adage, "A woman can throw out on a teaspoon what a man brings in on a shovel." Salads and vegetable that arrive in good condition are dumped In a hot kitchen to wilt and wither until the cook gets "good and ready" to put them away. Meat is left In Its paper to absorb the taste and get glued fast to It Fruit is bruised in emptying it out, butter left uncovered to grow rancid, and milk standing to sour. When green vegetable come they should be put at once In the cellar or Into the Icebox. Salad may be wrapped in a damp cloth, than In news paper, and put In the air. Cereals should be emptied In their proper receptacles of tin or glass and closely covered to prevent Insect get ting In. Coffee should go Immediately Into an airtight canister In order to keep It aroma. Olive oil should be put Into a cool, dark place, and salt, soap and cheese Into dry places. Dried fruit should be kept In air tight glass can; nut In a cool, dry place to prevent their growing rancid, and chocolate, cocoa and cocoa-shells In cold storage. Molasses and syrups need to be where It Is cooL Eggs should be bandied carefully, so as not to break the membrane seperatlng the yolk and white, and kept In a dry, cool place. Flour belongs in a bin or barrel raised a few inches from the floor. While wheat flour may be obtained In quantity, corn meal or graham flour should only be purchased in small quantities and kept In tin or gla. Onion should not be left cut as they are great absorbers. Neither onion, bananas nor muskmciona ' should be put In Qta Icebox with other food. ! Winter vegetables should be fully matured when gathered, dried thor oughly and then stored In a cool, dry place. Carrots, beets and celery keep better If packed In sand. I Small and soft fruits should be ' I -,1 i IJkj. I Di-nutrrcu vu yimivrB, uui itai lu ona- kets as purchased, as their own weight crushes them and they decay. Peaches and fine pear should be removed to a shelf and not be allowed to touch one another. Tomatoes may be ripened by exposure to the sun. Milk and cream should be kept separate from the other foods, as tbey absorb odors. Butter, If purchased In quantity, should have a cloth spread over the top and on top of that a thick layer of salt. When necessary to take out butter, lift the cloth from the side, cut out a square, even piece, and recover with cloth and salt If only a few pounds are purchased at a time, keep in a tin or agate pall, cover with a cloth, wrung out of salt water, and the lid. Lard should be kept In tin and In a cool place. Fresh fish should never be permitted to soak In water. Put In a cool place J directly on artificial Ice. Meat should not .be laid on the Ice, as that draws out the Juices. If fresh killed, allow It to get chilled before putting In cold storage, otherwise, the animal lnt Is driven Inside and causes fermentation, which Is poisonous. Do not let chops and steaks rest against one another, much less ham and steak. All meats and poultry require a cool, dry atmosphere. If necessary to hang them, suspend with the choicest and tender parts' down. Hang lamb and mutton by the shank, and poultry by the feet Boston journal POWERS COULD CRIPPLE RUSSIA If Country's Money Supply Was Bhnt off 6h. Conld Not KlBht. That every power In Europe Is Jealous of Russia and would be glad to see her schemes of conquest In the orient defeated and the nation hum bled in the dust is too apparent to require emphasis. An article on Rus sia published In L'European, a Journal of international Influence Issued in Paris, has attracted no little attention in the European press. The author Is the Danish publicist BJornstjerne Bjornson. He assumes that Russia li an undesirable and dangerous element in Europe and Asia, and as a means of thwarting her further advance pro poses that other nations stop supply ing her with money. Since 1899, the writer estimates, Russia has borrowed abroad $700,000,000 with which to build fleets and to maintain an army no less than to establish the gold standard and build railways, and M. Bjornson seems to take it very much to heart that "the larger part of this foreign gold, which has maintained the Russian institution and served its plan of oppression and of conquest, has flowed from the country of liberty, equality and fraternity." "It Is admitted In France and Amer ica," M. Bjornson goes on to say, "that without French gold the Russian In stitution would have gone to smash long ago. No centralized power, even the best, Is, for any length of time, capable of governing so many and varied peoples. No hand, no matter how powerful, can stretch over such an enormous territory or . unite so many contrary destinies created by varied climates and by numerous racial und religious differences. But what tho best government, what the most powerful hand cannot perform be comes chaos and misery under a feeble autocratic power or a bureaucratic In sltuntlon that Is mercenary and menda cious, unstable and oppressive. With out the foreigner's old It would have destroyed Itself, whether by revolution or by asphyxia. What, however, would Lave been most natural would have been a general disintegration of the administration q the colossal masses cf Russia according to a scheme of federalization. "With the aid of the foreigner's gold all the Inflammable material of this foimldable accumulation of Injustice and distress has been able to subsist until It has become a danger to us all. Unless a war precipitates her upon her neighbors a war which would be' fol lowed through long years by thunder Ings and tumults she will continue to court them as of yore. On this point Russian and foreigner agree. But war will come. If up to the present time the all-powerful Russian Institu tion has not recoiled before any of the means taken to prolong Its existence, why should It recoil before war? Whatever the result of the war, one thing Is certoln the payment of In terest will cease. Russia will thank the aid given her by state bankruptcy." Emigration Laws Seesaw. Roughly speaking, emigration Is pro moted In the countries that send us the least desirable citizens and retarded In those that send us the most desirable. Southern Italy must find an outlet for it surplus population; the Italian gov ernment resents our restrictions. F r the laborers send many postal orders home, and frequently return with mod est competencies to establish them selves) In small shops or on small farms. De Plehve has as good as said that he would like to drive all the Jews In Rus sia to America. No one realizes better than the Get man emperor the value of a strong young man to an Industrial community. Twenty year ago emigration left a dearth of agricultural labor In" Ger many. The Kaiser set out to keep his Germans at home, and has pretty well succeeded. German steamship com panies 'carry on an active propaganda In Italy, Slavonla, and In Russia as well; but In the fatherland Itself noth ing of the sort Is permitted. Every German being catalogued by th police, It Is not only easy to stop the depar ture of those of military age, but also to discourage the departure of ethers. An American visiting Hungary 1 told politely that "we encourage th worst to go and keep the other." Collier's Weekly. At the Grating- Teller I cannot cash thl check, madam, unless I know who you are. She (haughtily) I wouldn't accept the money, anyway, from anyone wIm doesn't know who I am. LIT. Of Intellect. Intellect thrive without beauty, but beauty cannot thrive with out Intellect Rev. H. O. Breeden, Disciple, De Molne, Iowa. Confession. If confession Is a man made doctrine, we ought to "be able to And in history some trace of the man or set of men who instituted this doctrine. But we do not Rev. W, White, Roman Catholic, Washington, D. O. The Normal Life. The best life at tor all Is the normal life which takes all that God Himself has pronounced good, and lives In accordance with that image of God which lies hidden In the depths of the soul. Rev. O. B, Case, Bnptlst Montclalr, N. J. Ruined Lives. The saddest sight In all the world Is a ruined young man or woman, ruined on the threshold of life, a bud plucked and destroyed be fore It had a chance to bloom, a young life blasted before it had a chance to live. Rev. G. R. Stair, Methodist Brooklyn, N. Y. iionie. uur noma gathering are none too often In these day, and es pecially In our great cities, wher w are in danger of losing the old horns spirit, and very much that Is best In the meaning of the old magic word. home. Rev. D. H. Overton, Presbyte rian, Brooklyn, N. Y. Miracles. God never gave a mir acle as a proof of Christianity. Chris tianity does not rest upon the miracle of the New Testament, but upon tho character of the life of Christ and the lesson which it conveys to mankind. Rev. Beverley Warner, Eplscopa lian, New Orleans, La. Faith and Works. Profit means In crease, and there Is no Increase with out use. No matter what your eiv dowment la from God, It Is of no profit to you unless you use It Your faith Is of no profit to you unless you apply it Rev. W. H. McGlaufllu, Universalis!, Atlanta, Ga. The Tay to Salvation. The BlbU Is not filled with dark sayings, which only the learned can decipher after much study and deep thought but It is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path, which shows the way unto salvation unto all men. Rev. H. O. Fritz, Lutheran, Brooklyn, N, i. Civic Corruption. Lack of civic pride ha made civic corruption pos sible. We must have a civic patriot Ism which Is not only strong In time of municipal election, but maintain It from day to day. There must be an enlightenment of the public mind. Rev. J. L Adam, Reformed, Brook lyn, N. T. Sainthood. There has never been but one example of flawless sainthood on this earth. All the rest were "men of like passions as we are." All have gone out of this life with many 1m perfections and far more to learn In the school beyond than they ever learned here. Rev. A. B. Klnsolvlng, Disciple, Brooklyn, N. Y. Poverty. Thousands of men can en- aure seir-denial and sacrifice, and disappointed ambition, with patience, But to preach to them that there Is any blessing In enduring unnecessary pain Is to make them feel: "You rub the sore when you should bring the plaster." Rev. F. E. Hopkins, Con gregatlonallst Chicago, 111. Justice. Some religious teachers have apparently conceived of God as living In a court house and exercising the functions of Ills office as a cruel and relentless Judge. The whole of their theology ha had a legal cast and the Idea of justice has been that of retribution and vlndictiveness. Rev. II. S. Bradley, Methodist Atlan ta, Ga. Club Life. Substitutes for home weaken the family. There has been much and strong opposition to club life, because It has done harm to the family. In many cases It has been made a substitute for the home. Where men and women spend much time in such association there must of necessity be a neglect of home. Rev, D. G. Wylle, Presbyterian, New York City. Municipal Corruption. To tamely turn over the vital Interests of a great city, whose public life determines In great degree the moral standard of Its citizens, to a band of men without conscience or shame to exploit for their selfish and corrupt ends, Is not In accord with the spirit of Him who drove from the temple those who de filed It Rev. T. Craft Methodist, Denver, Col. The Right Flaee. Life Is a hunt to find one's self. There are two hunt ers, one's self and God. If you' work In unison, the probability Is that you will bag your game. If you proceed separately th certainty Is that when the day 1 done you will return empty handed, a sadder and a wiser man. One doe not find himself until he finds and fills his place. Rev. B. M. Tipple, Baptist Brooklyn, N. Y. Love and Trust Without God there Is no place for love, trust, hope, courage In thi great scene of life. Can any one be happy who sees no love In the world, who knows of no on who can be trusted to do the best for every man. You know It Is Im possible. The counsel of the nng-xlly leads to hardness of heart, to hope less struggle, to final despair. Rev. II. R. Harris,. Episcopalian, Philadel phia, P. Trackless Trolleys at Scrant n The only system of trackless trol leys' In the United States Is that at Scranton, Pa., which has made a fair showing of success. In France and Germany a number of these Hues, which have electrical automobiles op erated by an overhead wire, have proved satisfactory, the only objection to them being the fact that they re quire tylce the current used for car operated over rail. When a man attempts to make mon key of hi friend he may be forced into the monkey diss him,' elf. SERMONS THEJ GEO. P. CROWELt, i Successor to I. L. Smith, atabllshed House lu lbs valley. DEALER IN Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes, . Hardware, Flour and Feed, etc. This old-established house will con tinue to pay cash for all its goods; it pays no rent; it employs a cierk, but does not bav to divide with partner. All dividends are made with customer in the way of reasonable price. Lumber Wood, Posts, Etc. Davenport Bros. Lumber Co. Have opened an office in Hood River. Call and get prices and leave orders, which will be promptly filled. THE GLACIER Published Every Thursday $1.50 A YEAR. Advertising, 50 cents per inch, single column, per month ; one-half inch or lees, 25 cents. Reading notices, 6 cents a line each insertion. THE GLACIER prints all th local news fit to print. When you see it in THE GLACIER you may know that others see it. REGULATOR LINE PORTLAND AND THE DALLES ROUTE All War Uadlacs. STEAMERS "BAILEY GATZERT" "DATXES CITV" "REGULATOR" "METLAKO" Connecting at Lyle, Wash., with Colombia River & Northern Railway Co. FOR Wahklacus. Daly, Centerville, Ooldendals and all Klickitat Valley points. 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