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FRANKLIN. N. C. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 28, 1903.,
A irnrmaM sat on moss-gowned rook,
Bm ; ho! (or the belle of tlie sobbing sea!
p' "1 a kiss At a jabberwoak,
'4 fcor-tall ta gleRl
hi,o a smile at a oirollag auk.
And smook the spray from her soaly frook
Aud tue sunbeams bunched in a prist oake
waik , Hor trusses of filigree, ,
A merman swam to the rock's Damp baas,
King ho! for the dude of the and sea wave!
And tin man around wlih aquntlo grace
And a word with the maid did crave.
Bue milled through the puma on her girl
And her brown eyes googled to ftt the ease,
And she slid on the rock to make place ,:
tor the prlnoa from a coral oare.
I)ne arm encircled hor soalv waist, .
. HIiiK ho! lor the gall the fallow had! -
And the salt of her Hp he did boldly taste
And mild It win not half bad.
lie told her a sweetur one never graced
"J he shell-docked halls of tlie wild sea
waste- . ' . v
Mo maid more lovelv, no maid more chaste
From 'Frirco to Dsllydad.,
The maiden listened as maidens will,
tjiug bol for the ears of the tru-ttul dove!
By HAROARET JOHNSON.
Phlllppa, going down the stairs, met
Evelina coming up. Both girls were
young, and' both were slight ot figure
and fair of face. But Phllippa was
rosy, and her. eyes sparkled, while
Evelina's drooping lashes rested on a
, cheek "as delicately pale and transpar
ent as the loaf of a jasmine flower.
From a room somewhere In the up
per pert Tot the house there Issued' a
wild racket of noise and confusion
the dragging of chair across the Boor
the clatter of small but vigorous feet,
the rivalry of small but determined
voices, and through all a curious, ln
.'Distent sound like the shrilling of some
. gigantic Insect.'- -'';
"0 Frauleln," said Phlllppa,' laugh
ing and frowning and puckering her
pretty mouth into a little pout of dis
tress, "I am glad you have come! Now
.there will be some peace. I went in to
stay with the" children few' minutes
while Marie was busy.
"I tho'irht I would try a little kln-
V1l in mvsnlf- hilt lhev
1 me as soon as the.
.oid the king's crofcn. Then I tried
, filing them a story about the bee. 3
"I explained about Its being such a
virtuous little Insect, and gathering
honey from every opening flower, and
all that; and then "t told the children
to play they were little bees themselves,
and see how busy and happy they could
be until you came.
: j , "Ana than T want mit nf the mnm a
. minute, and what did Tommy do but
begin to buzz and bumble so loud you
couldn't hear yourself think, and go
-staggering round the room bumping
- Up against the furniture. And of course
Stubs and Fanny and the Angel had to
buzz and bumble too, and they, all
bumped up against the Angel so hard
that she fell down and began to cry.
And I think they're playing bee yet
Frauleln, bow do you manage when
they take things that way?"
A smile trembled on Evelina's pale
. Hps. , ' , , v
- "I Is rather perplexing,"' she said;
"but I think we can straighten it out
for them, and make the bee' useful, af
VOh, yo"-" .aen It out.
-It, roust be-r
the other," slm-
. h knowing how
.at on up the stairs
f. on down, smiling
self.. They were vel
3, end the- hail wat
lighted by the stained
,. J eat PWllppa's mother,
.0 a viaitor who listened with
.... ..i.ious txpression of countenance
and an evident effort not to appear ab
"" seat-minded.' Mrs. Somen perceived
this presently. . V '.'?.-tv'. ::'
"Oh, you're thinking about the chil
dren," she said, smiling easily. "Don't
let them worry you; they will be quiet
Immediately. Frauleln has just come
In iholr governess-and they are al
1 ways good with her. They just adore
her a perfect treasure, Cousin i Jose
... iihlne! It's wonderful how We happened
to get her, and at such a price; too!"
"She Is a klndergartner?" asked the
! visitor. ,
:, "Yes, and thoroughly, trained sup
erior In every way, we think. I call
her one of Philippa's bargains. Phlllp
pa got here of course, She Is the clev
erest child about such matters always
picking up the1 prettiest things for her
self for almost nothing; and she' seems
to have picked up Frauleln Id much
'the samsrway. .:;iv'ij.!l'i.,;;( --'.'.f"V..
"You see, when Freuleinr-not that
she's German, but we call, her that
because the last one was, and so It's
easier to remember; ' her name . Is
Dodd or Dobbs or something, I forget
well, Bhe lost some position that she
expected to have In the fall, I believe,
and so was glad enough to come here.
I Jhlllppa happened to hear of her, and
. stv congratulate ourselves every day on
being so fortunate. Phlllppa, dear,
, come In!" she called, bearing the girl's
light step outside
, She looked up proudly at her tali
- daughter, whose smile was as sunnily
sweet and good humored as her own.
jiiamma," cried Phlllppa, gal-
. ly, v.. Cousin Joanphlna was gone,
. -"put on your lUtle bSIinet right away,
and come with me and see my 'shut-In'
people! And then, this afternoon, If
you're not too tired, there's, just the
f " ' '::;(. hit of a hat at Marlam Mn.
ti I saw It yesterday precisely
v I wiiiit to go with n-.y green suit-
mm ii. 11 a tin l ijalii! '
(, i t.v y went presently, with a rus
tle . f s .it n slvirts and a rippla of
worry t.uk ev.l luirhler.
At, (jim) oclmk Evelina mt them
OF THE SEA,
Ah! sweet Is the tastt of the tempter's pill
When coated with sugared lovel
Be tickled her ear with a sea-gull's quill
The gull with the song so sharp and shrill
And his words to the maid were of sweeter
: Than a melody from above.
But a handsomer mermaid swam aoear, '
Sing ho! for the flirt that butted lnl
And the merman dived In the waters clear,
Say; wa'n't It bloomln' sin! ,
And he swam away with bit new-found
And the maid on the nek shed a briny tear.
And she dug his words from her o er-fed
t ear - ..." v -
With the point of her dorsal On. ... ,
, "f. "' . , ' . .... .. . i -... ..-,,1'
Alone on the moss-gowned rock sit she.
Sing bo! for the girlie that got the shake!
And she saldi "What ehumples we morglrls
That guy was bloomln' fake!
There are Just as good merfellows In the
As ever wereonught, now yon hear me!
But for beautiful (lull wl b a full grown Q .',".
That snooior oan have the oake!"
Denver Post .
of Philippa's. t
"Her eyes look Ured," said Phlllppa,
"But the hours are short," said her
mother, easily. "She ought to be able
to rest enough In the afternoon to be
fresh for her work In the morning. '.
"Oh, no,1 can't get sick! I can't get
sick!"- said Evelina, as she walked
away. .'They prize me so". A little
bitterness was in her smile. She tuck
ed the little threadbare fingers ot her
gloves closer Into her shabby muff,
the spring air being raw and chilly, and
hurrying swiftly down the crowded
avenue for car fares count up fast
and must be saved turned down into
a side Btreet, where there shone the
tempting windows of a modest restaui
rant :-: -W ;.
She ate her luncheon here and hur
ried back, not home, but to the crowd
ed avenue again, and toward the very
store to which Phlllppa, after a hur
ried luncheon, had olread y hastened
In hercMrlage. And sojt chanced that,
e Inner room of Madame
finable Emporium, trying
Nat, while 8tubs, w;
she bwm. Mth her. Investigated
with equal s. 1 111 "7 silken
flowers left WltW -- Phlnnna
la the mirror, ithe reflection, of
Evelina enterhlg'the.door. ) ,'
So th Uttle Frauleln mtist have a
spring hat, too!" she smiled. And then
she frowntd In wonder, for the Uttle
Frauleln bad slipped away somewhere
and taken off her wraps, and now was
moving about In her trim black gown
as If she belonged there; and yes, was
talking to A customer who had just
come In! ., .
."Madame." said Phlllppa, sitting up
straight and forgetting her hat, "who
Is that young lady in the front room
trying the red and purple bonnet on
the fat lady with the gray hair, who
ought to "know betterj" W-y.;
"That',' said madams,- glancing -up,
"that Is Miss Dobb. You kaow her,
mademoiselle?" - ; ; ' '
, "I yes but I didn't know Is she a
saleswoman here?" stammered Philip
PA.' ..'- ' ';;.' ' '
i7es," said mada?i cautious
ly. 'Eh bism- Those leafs--
."Qh, never mind the hat!" Phlllppa
cried, impatiently. "I want to know
about that girl who Is she? Tell me,
please!" .:- s .'';.. "
Madame's keen black eyes changed
and softened with - ready feeling..
"Truly?", she said. "You care to know?
It is not much to .tell. She la it little
teacher, this poor Miss Dodd. She and
her mother have live more than a year
In the same house with me. She love
her teaching, oh, so much! 'And she
have study three, four years, to fit he r-
selfc .: But in the. fall, the tol me, she
have lose the situation she expec', be
cause she was so seeck, oh, vcr", ver"
seeckl And the medicines and doctors.
and at last the hospital, they eat op, all
her money, her little savings, pauvre
petite! .,K-:-.i,T.,; :: ;-..
"And when she was all cure her
courage It is gone and all the schools
are fill. There Is no place then she
must take what she can get But, yes,
the private pupils mademoiselle, they
do not pay. her well, those A ; people
where she teach. She have not tell .me
who they are, but they have money,
and they do not pay her half what
she la wort', I know. They do not
unnerstand how she have work, have
study, tor the know. So now She coma
to me to sell the hats. That, It Is new;
but she Is quick, and In the busy times.
the afternoons, she work for me. But It
Ip hard, that!" She shrugged her shoul
ders and spread her hands with an elo
quent gesture of. generous Indignation.
Philippa's cheeks had turned as pink
as the roses In her bat She sat qufte
still gazing at ber reflection in the
glass and the little black figure moving
to and fro in the dim background.
"Thank you," madame," she said.
briefly, when the- yoluble milliner
paused, her ample bosom heaving with
the warmth' of her generous feelings.
"It is LJrd, as you say; but things
like that do happen, I suppose. - About
the hat " ; . ' .
" "Parfalte, I dousure you!" ' cried
madame, returning-to the subject with
a facile grace. "And then, the price
consider! Twenty dollars for a hat
worth 1 -
Philippa's cheeks grew pinker still.
and A Dash of something proud, Indig
nant, came Into her tyes.
Yes, I will take the hat," she said.
"and ray, if you please, madame, what
ever it is worth. I believe I am sick
ot bargains! Please send it home to
morrow, with the bill. Come. Stubs!
Good afternoon, madame!"
he swept away with dlfrnltv, the
fiuscmated Stubs dragwl after her by
one reluctant kaiid. anil left runtime
bewildered ?)y her suddi i
has!" His ahrlU, small voice pene
trated above" the roar of the street
"She "old us so tomorrow a burfday,
- "Indeed!" Phlllppa said again, grim
ly. "What are you going to give her,"
Stubs?" She turned upon him with a
sudden and disconcerting severity.
"You're going to glvo her something!
What shall it be? Flowers, Stubs? Ros
es, violets, candy,' Stubs?" . ..:
"Cawamels!"'- shriked Stubs, In ecs
tasy. "Cawamels and choe'let cweams
pounds an' pounds!" ' c" -
"Pounds and ; pounds!" 'echoed
Phlllppa, recklessly. "And flowers,
toe! O Stubs, we'll jnako it up to her,
my dear somehow we'll, make It up
. Andthen Stubs caught the note of
something strange and sorry In his sis
ter's, voice, and looking up, beheld
tearB In Philippa's merry eyes. .
' She was all ready for JSvelma the
next morning when that unsuspecting
young person came up the stairs again,
and pausing at the door of the library
where Mrs Spmersjt,pped aoftljr
and came in. y
The Uttle "Frauleln's" delicate face
was paler than usual, and her quiet
manner, was a trifle flurried. . "
"I thought, Mrs. Somers," shft began
"I have been thinking for some time
that I ought to tell you I am afraid I
shall not be able to go out with the
children. I" ;
"Oh, Is that you, Frauleln?". said
Phlllppa, coming out casually from be
hind the .window curtain, and taking
a position ot much firmness and digni
ty beside the big table in the middle of
the room. "Mamma will excuse me.
You know It is I who made the ar
rangement with- you la the first place.,
so if you are going to resign or any
thing, will you please do It to me?"
"Oh, said Evelina, flushing faintly,
"I was going to say" She looked wist
fully at, Mrs. Somers, who, smiling,
rose and left the room; and then sho,
turned' to Phllippa .with an appealing
doubt and distress 1n her face;- -but
that perverse young lady wagiamoved.
. "I Oon't think, however, that ft It
necessary for you lff go on," observed
Phlllppa, llghtljfj'piaying with a paper,
knife which, lay upon the table,-"because
I kabw what you are going to
say, I sAould have spoken to you any
way twa morning. I saw you yesterday,
Fratfleln, at Madame Meyer's; and
kiy, to tell you the truth, I Hon't
see- sow you can carry on millinery
and'Sindergartening, successfully, at
the same, time,"
can't" said" 'EvelTnallb iv lit
tle rueful femlle. "That's just the trou
ble; 1 thouiht l could I hoped so; but
I am not vary strong, and now" -
"And theni Is another thing, Frau
leln," contlnVd Phlllppa, judicially.
"I , was going td speak to you today
because I am very sorry to mention .t,
but we have not feit, mamma and I
wehavo not felt quite satisfied" She
"Not satisfied!" said Evelina, falling
back a Uttle, the crimson color coming
up In her white cheek, "Indeed, you
have said, and Mrs. Somers, that you
found my work ? V a r
"Oh, not your work," said Phlllppa,
with a haughty wave of : the paper
knife. "It is to bt quite frank with
you, Frauleln It Is the terms that are
not satisfactory to us." " ' '
"The terms!" said Evelina. t :'
' The terms," repeated Phllippa, firm
ly. She avoided the other's astonished
and Incredulous eyes.
. t'Mlss Somers," said Evelina, after a
moment, her voice a Uttle shaken, "it
seems to me there must be some mis
take. 1 always supposed you knew; I
thought surely you" anderstood that J
came to you for scarcely halt what I
ought, what I should usually receive.
It was so late, you Jtnow, and I needed
why, that Is why I have to go to
Madame Meyer's! I" - - .
, "Exactly!.'' said Phllippa, with-splrlt
"That Is just what I object to. Why do
you do it? What right have yon to go
on teaching my little brothers and sis
ters for scarcely more than half what
you are worth. It Isn't fair, It Isn't
right; and I can't have It go on any
longer, Frauleln, do you understand? A
person , like you, who knows about
kings' crowns and saltcellars and gifts
and what not and how to make a
wretched bee useful Instead of demoral
izing! Oh, I learned something yester
dayyou needn't think " .. - , '" '
"Miss Somers!" -said Evelina, Her
voice was very quiet "Miss Somers!"
"It Is the knowing howl" said Phl
llppa, sternly,.: emphasizing; her words
with vicious stabs of bet- weapon Into
the felt table-cover. "You have worked
for it and studied for it; and that you
should go on. using it up' on Stubs and
Tommy and Fanny and the Angel for
It's absurd! If you want to stay here
Frauleln, and work over their young
Ideas, you'll have to agree to do It for
what lt's.worthf or else you may go
and sell hats all the rest of your life,
if you want to! I don't care!"
'Mm Somers!" Evelina said again.
Phlllppa looked, and what the saw In
the Uttle Frauleln's smiling, tremulous
face, the-comprehension, wonder,' re
lief and gratitude, went to her girlish
heart ;:; .. ; . ;.
"Frauleln Miss Dodd," she said,
earnestly, dropping her defiant man
ner as she did her paper-knife, "I,
mean it, truly! We didn't know, mam
ma and I, we dldu't understand; and
it was all my fault, because I didn't
stop to think. And now, if you would
stay and let us make It up to you,
Miss Dodd, and pay you what It's
worth to you to us"
"Miss Somers," Evelina began once
more; but the rest ot her reply will
be forever among the secret things of
unwritten history, for at that moment
the voice of Stubs was heard in the
"He saved the situation, mamma,"
said Phillppa, telling about It after
ward; ''Just barely saved I Fur from
the way that Iranlcm 1 . , ! I know
In uimtlier minute t.n win, ,.1 have
rripl. a;i.l. if
thut 1 should i
at I 1 11 i v
1 I (l.in't (b.llbt
1. Jsiit wiih ;lul:s
M (1 M
H1B - tlrg9l
and she thought she would, and that's
"ButiCd like you to understand,
mamml Phlllppa concluded. Impres
sively, vthat I haven't lost my reputa
tion, because sue Is a bargain. 'What
ever we may pay for her she'll be worth
more, as you'd know yourself If .yott
should spend one single morning In the
nursery with Stubs!" Youth's Com
panion. . - -
STRANCER THAN FICTION.
Stories Wholly Dlfferanr from Anythlas
Before Seen In Print. .
' . From the Chtoago Tribune.
' MB IU AND TBS rHOTOOBiPH.
"This is only , the first print from
the negative," said the photographer,
"When we; have retouched the plate
none of those wrinkles will show."
"If they don't" replied the middle
aged man who bad sat for hit portrait,
"I won't take1' the photographs. U
want them to look exactly like me." .
' " BTBABOB CASt.Or KB. SKILBS.
For years the Rev. Samuel Skllea of
Ripley, Brown county, 111., had been
annoyed, by A large and conspicuous
wart on .the back of his hand.
In the. effort to remove It he had
tried everything be bad ever heard of
or could think of, short of amputating
the hand, but In vain. The- wart clung.
: At last a member of his congregation
told Mm that if ie would rub it with
a gralu from a red ear of corn, at th
same time saylns;: "Leave me, wart,
and. never come 'back!" and then bury
the grain of corn, the wart would
disappear for good.
,, Mr. Sklles followed (he prescription
faithfully, although he said he had no
faith that It would drive titt
. It didn't
- s MTSjKloim B i nJm.
; "Berk0ey7 said a well knefvn horse-
manyeSterday morning, at (e of the'
jlolfn town hotels, as he Intafduced an
acquaintance to a distinguished look
ing stranger In a broad brimmed hat
and long, frock Coat "I war, you to
know my friend Biudraw 0 Knr
tucky' ; . : :
."Glad to know you, CoL Biudraw,"
said the man addressed as Berkeley. '
"1 am not a colonel, sir' replied the
CUAINT AND CURIOUV
. 'An inmate ot an Insane asylum In
Vienna has to be closely watched to
prevent htm from " standing on big
head, which be wants to do all the
' , Novel flrst-aid-to-the-Injured boxes
are to be scattered In the streets of
Paris, France. Outwardly the appar
atus resembles a lamp post letter box,
and it contains a small medicine
chert, a folding stretcher and a tele
phone for signalling the nearest am
bulance station. Access to the box Is
gained by breaking a glass panel.
Of the four hundred Inscribed clay
slabs found in the ruins ot Babylon by
the expedition sent out by the tierman
Oriental society, but two have yet
been deciphered, one' explaining the
Babylonian cuneiform characters and
the other containing the litany chant-'
ed by the singers of the temple of. Ea
agtla on the return ot the god Mar
duk to his sanctuary. . . .
It was disclosed by examinations
made In the Washington city poat
offlco, covering a period of about two
and a half months, .that 979,820 pieces
of paid matter and 6,900,000 pieces ot
nnpald (or "franked") matter ot all
classes went through, the unpaid mat
ter on some days running as high as
136,000, 127,000, 126,000, 12S.0O0 and
J22.0OO pieces, while the percentage
per day would often go to about JO,
crawling up as' high as 93 percent on a
single day, and averaging 85 3-4 per
cent every day. 1
In looking through any old parish
register In 'England one discovers at
a certain period a large number of bur
ial entries, In which It It mentioned
that the deceased was buried In wool
en. There was passed In 167S an act
requiring on pain ot fine of $25 that
an affidavit should be made within
eight days after a death, before a jus
tice ot the peace ox a minister of re
ligion, that the deceased was burled
only in wool IU object was (he en
couragement of a native Industry by
the lessening of the Importation of
linen from beyond the seas. -
A rather curious performance has
just been made with an automobile at
Copenhagen. The town , possesses a
circular tower 100 feet" In height,
which was formerly used for. .astro
nomical purposes. Its top is only
reached by ascending a spiral pas
sage 12 feet broad, which winds be
tween, the outer wall of the tower and
an Inner circular wall. An automo
bile of five horse-power, weighing 200
pounds, and carrying three persons,
ascended the tower recently by this
passage, taking one minute to do the
journey, and afterward making the
much mora dangerous descent with
equal auccess. It Is ot Interest to re
call that the Czar Peter the Great, on
visiting Copenhagen in 1716, made the
same ascent and descent In a, car
riage drawn by four horses.
A MUleatllns: Verb.
A clergyman of Philadelphia, a wid
ower with seven grown-up daughters,
left home for Phoenlxville, his native
town, and wrote back that he had some
news which would surprise them. He
had just married a widow with six
children. The Beven grown-up daugh
ters had an awful time until he re-
One of tliem mustered up courage to
ask "Where is our mother?" "In
heaven. I hone." ' l ut I n -'-. 1 the wid
ow Willi US Clllllll 'I'll t. lit "ll l!l!ir-
rrh-il." "Oh. I marri-d ber (o atr
n nil. ' MiiMil'"p.im ! r.
V MiorM. I'l tri-.
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A SERMON FOR SUNDAY
AN ELOQUENT DISCOURSE ENTITLED
;. -"STONING 43SUS.",. .
rbe Ber. Dr. t. Wilbur Chapaean Pleads
, For a Fair CQaslderatlom of lb Claims
or the llellalou of Chrlit Anytblnj la
. Better Than BelnK Indifferent,
Kew York City. The following sermon
entitled, "Stoniog Jesus," was preached
by the great evangelist the Rev. Dr. J.
Wilbur Chapman, from the text: "Then
the Jews took up stones again to stone
Him." John x: 31. . , . "
The shining of the sun produces two
effects in the world, one exaotly the op
posite of the other. In one place it en
livens, beautifies and strengthens; in the
others it deadens, mars and. decays. So
it is with the Gospel of Christ. It is unto
some a "savor of life unto life;" unto oth
ers it is "a savor of death unto death.
So it was with the coming of Christ into
the wosld. He brought to light the truest
affection and the deepest hatred.' Men
loved darkness rather than light, so
Christ's coming into the world could only
disturb them. ;"-".:i-
If you go into the woods on a summer s
day, and ii it be possible, turn over onn
of the logs which msy be near to y"
J'ou will find underneath hundred
ittle insects; the moment the lights'
them they run in every direct f
ness is their life; they bate theiXiitrbut
if you journey a little furth and lift a
stone, which for a little has been
tovenngthe grass or thejjff, flowers,.tli
moment you would lrff the obstruction
these things would begin to grow. The
light is their life; tfjey di jn the dark
ness. --. , ff
Christ's comir' jnto the world pro
voked the pitteest prejudice and called
forth the &eeget devotion. Simeon, a
devout rnarKSas in the temple when the
'"PS.? hib3esus was brought in, and he
took Hirrofln in his hands and blessed God,
and said 'lord, lettest now Thy servant
depsrtQ peace, according to Thy word,
fonJow my eyes have seen Thy salva-
." It waa iust the omroeite with
erod. When the kim heard concerning
Wesus he sent the wise men that he might
fuid out through them where He wur
skd when they did not return, ha waa. ex
ceeding wroth, and sent forth and slew
all the children that were in Bethlehem
and in aH- the coast thereof two years and
under, according to the time which he had
diligently inquired of the wise' men.. These
are tha two extremes. '
John's gospel is the gospel of love, but
In it we find the same great differences.
Where can von find such aweetnera aa is
i contained in these words "For God so
- oved the world that He gave His only
Begotten Son, that whosever believeth in
Htm should not perish but have everiaet
: 1 , f , tin . 1 . i . 1
ing niei vvaerv in vaerv fuca leauvrnvn
at in this expression "Jesus wept?"
Only two words, and yet on them the
sorrowing world rests, taking comfort and
consolation! But where can you find such
hatred s expressed , in John viii.: 69,
"Then took they, up stones to cast at
Him?" and again in the text, "Then tha
Jews took up stones again to stone Him?"
When you remember whom they were
stoning, the Son of Man and the Son of
God, tha One who was going about doing
good, the ain is something awful to think
about. . This text and the verse that fol
lows is t beautiful illustration ot fast and
love, brutality and tenderness. He bad
just said, ."I and my Father are one,"
worda which should have made the hearts
of the people leap for joy; that He was
one with Jehovah, who had led their fore
fathers from Egypt to Casnsn; who had
spoken the worlds into existence; had
held the winds in His fists: in whoso
hands the seas washed to ana fro. You
would have thought at these expressions
of the Master every knee would have been
bowed in loving devotion; but not so.
The Jews took nn the stones again with
which to stone Him, and Ha gave them
ona of the tenderest answers His heart
could dictate "JIuy good work's have I
shown you from Mv Father, for which oi
these do you stone Me?"
The text is an illustration of the fact
that those who were models in fairness
of their treatment of men are most unfair
in their treatment of Jesus Christ. -If
you are familiar with the mode of stoning
offenders in the early days, you will be
able to see how true this was of the Jews.
Tha crier marched before the man who
waa to die, proclaiming the man's sins and
the name of the witnesses appearing
against him. This was for the humane
purpose of enabling any one who was ac
quainted with the circumstances in the
eato to go forward and speak for him,
and the prisoner was held until the new
evidence was given. But the Jews were
not so considerate of Jesus; when He
said, "I and My Father are one," imme
diately they began to stone Him, .
All that is asked for onr religion, for
Christ snd for the Bible is just a fair
consideration of their claims. The Bible,
wa claim, is the word of God, not because
it is old only, but because it is both old
and true. It seems as if it were written
for us as individuals; it is my present an
swer to my present need. We simply
present the Book in evidence. Huppose
yon try to. find it equsl; suppose you try
to produce rk .simplest paruble; -failure
would be the reniltr-Our religion ia the
same; we only ask for it a fair considera
tion. For Christ it is just the same. In
England not long ago a woman was lec
turing against eur religion, and after she
had closed, one of (Tie mill-hands said,
"I would liVa to. ask the lecturer lliis-ons
question: Thirty years sgo I was the curse
of this town and everybody in it. I tried
to do better and failed. The teetotaler
got hold of me, and I signed the pledge
and broke it. The police took me and
sent me to prison, and the wardens tried
to make me better, and I began to drink
as soon aa I left my cell. When all had
failed, I took Christ as' my Savior, and
He made a new man of me. I ams mem
ber of the church, a class-leader and su
perintendent of the Sunday-school. If
Christ is a myth and religion is untrue,
how could I be ao helped by them?"
Men are still atoning Jesus Christ, Per
haps yon shrink from the conduct of tha
Jews and cry, "For shame!" but there is a
worse way to stone Him than that. Men
can hurt von far more thin by striking
you in the face or heating you with
stripes. Do you imagine that Christ's
worst suffering was when they cast stones
at Him, or scourged Him, or put nsils
through His hands? I am sure not. but it
was rather when He came unto His own,
and His own received Him not: when
they called Him "this fellow;" when He
was in Gethstmane in an agony; when He
was on the cross and He felt so forsaken
that His heart broke. - .
If He were here to-day in the flesh as
Be is in the Spirit, I am sura there are
ways we could hurt Him more than by
taking up stones frnm the very streets
and casting them in His blessed face until
His eyes were blinded by the blood drops
I. Have you ever noticed the sndness
which throbbed in the words of our
Savior at the Last Supper, "One of you
shall betray me?" or when He was walk
ing with them toward the garden, "All
of you shall be ollrndcd this night be
cause of We?" or when He was in the
gn.den and we hear Him K.iying: "What,
could you not watch v. ith Me one hour?
The r tone that hurts Christ most is not the
one that is cfl.'t by tlie unbelieving world;
He experts that; it is the ono that is
cast by His own people, and then- is only
one stone that they can ca.st at llim, ami
that is the one of inconsMlenry to tu'k
one way am! live another, conit'slng v.-ith
the lips ami denying in the v,nk. Vou
nevrr tooic a sirp in the- ivronc dirpel,ion
but it v ts a Al-iiif I'.n; et t lin-t. j.btve
h4nnl tit a v im j: hi, iv Mno v ih rsVA'-d
nomit ol p
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iv lirtmr n .
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Tlie scoonl time they were near Solo
mon's porch; and It is a ouetion if there
vet-i snv stones there to be found. So it
Is thought that thev carried them all the
way, perhaps only drooping them ss Uiey
listened to His sneecli. by which thev
were so ranged that they stooped and
picked them un anil hurled fliem at Him.
Are vou casting these alines at Christ?
Remember that He said, ."He that is not
with Me is against Me-" ." . '
IKDrFKKRRKCS. , ,
III. With many it is the stonrof indif
ferenre. " It was one of the n..'t enst at
Him in the world. It began at the man
ger, going to the cross, and it isstill
being thrown.' With curling Hps rod in
solent contempt men said, "Is 'this not
Ihe carpenter's son?" When He was on
the cross, thev said in derijion, "He saved,
others: now TeT Dim save jTtmsehV! If fs
now the ninth hour and dark-iess is settled
about the nlsee. -I-iten! His lint r
moving: "Kloi! Etoi!" Surely this will
move them: but some one says, "He is
calling for Wins: let n see if he will come
to Him." This is all lika tha gathering of
B.sto'ni to me: first the' cloud was the,
sire of a man't hand, that is, at Bethle
hem: it is larger at Egypt; heavier at
Kazareth; darker in Jerusalem; then He
rnmes up to the Mount of O'ivea, and the
elond seems to break as He cries out,
'-Alprusalem, JernaVm!" '
'"a been indifferent to Christ?
-tter tn that; better out
iRim than to be tho
MJo he mitically
I,. e indifferent
to Him ? XV .1
A. man working on one
t of fV',
t !. St' , Indiana J imtnvhrvCW
morning, tlfaT tnl brulge Bad; fallcnTV
be remembered that the train was due. f,
started down the track to meet her. saw
her rominir. and, raisins' his band', pointed
to the bridge, hut on she came, having no
time to lose. He threw himself across the
track, and the engineer, thinking him a
madman, stooped the train. The man
arose and told his storvand saved the lives
of hundreds. Christ did this for you) He
purchased yonr redemption by the giving
of Himself whether vou have accepted this
salvation or not. Will you stone Him for
that? , .
- ' ' ' , TJHBBXTEF.
IV. When Ha said: "I and My Fsther
are one," they east another stone at Him.
Thsbsras unbelief. Indifference was bsrd
to bear; hatred cut like a knife, hut nnbe
lief was the crowning in of- the Jews,
Many art hurling it at Him to-day. He
has promised to tart ns if we only believe, there was a marriage going on at our
and we need onVfo tiiisT Htiri ,f.'jitooa friend Sam Jones' house, and
saved. A little girf in Glasgow who had
just fcund peace was heard counseling -one
of her playmates in this way: "I say, las
sie, do as I did, grip a promise and hold on
to it, and you will be saved." and there is
salvation in the child's words.
Now read the verse that immediately
follows the text: "Many good works have
I shewed you from My Fathe: ne which
of those. works do you atone Me?" It is
supposed that some of the Jews had actu
ally st nick Him with a stone, and this
driw forth from Him words tender
enough, pathetic, enough to turn aside tht
hatred of one who had s heart of atone. .
do wot STomt mat. t '-;' '';'
I. Because of what He was, they called
Him the bright and morning star; the
fairest 'of all the children of men; tht
chiefest among ten thousand. Oh, that we
might have our eyes open to behold Himl
- 2. Fifty years ago there waa a war in
India with England, On one occasion sev
eral English officers were taken prisoners;
among thorn was one man named Baird.
On) of the Indian officers brought fetters
to put on them all. Baird, had been sorely
wounded and waa suffering from his weak
nest. A gray-haired officer said, "You will
not put chains on ti.jt man, surely?" Tht
answer was, "I have just as msny fetters
aa prisoners, and they must all be worn.
Then said tht old hero, "Put two pairs on
me" Baird lived to gain his freedom,
but tht other man went down to his death
doubly chained. But what if he had worn
tht otters of all in the prison, and what
If voluUirily he had left a palace to wear
chains, to suffer the stripes and endure
the agony? That would he a poor illustra
tion of all that Christ hat done for yon
and for me. Will you ttont Him for that?
3. Because of what He ia to-day. In
1517 then was a great riot in Txmdon, in
which houses were tacked and a general
insurrection reigned; guns in the tower
Wert thundering against the insurgents
and armed bands were assailing them on
every side.- Three hundred were arrested,
tried and hanged; five hundred were cast
into nrison, and were to be tried before
the king, Henry VIII. As he tat in state
on tht throne the door opened and in they
came, every man with a root about his
neck. ' Before sentence could be passed on
them three queens entered, Catherine of
Aragon, wife ot tht king; Margaret of
Scotland, sister of the king, s id Msry of
France. They annroached tht throne, knelt
st the feet ot His Maiesty and-there re
mained pleading nntil the king forgave tht
five hundred trembling nan. -
But there is a better intercession then
that going nr tor you and for me at this
moment. Will yon ttone Him for that?
Looking out from the windows of heaven
the Son of God beheld people heavily bur
dened, bearing the weight of their tins,
groping about in their blindness, crying,
"Peace! peace!" and there waa no peace.
And He said, "I will go down and become
bone of their bono and flesh of their flesh;
I will open their eyes and bear their bur
dens, torsive their sins and give them
Cot. .between man and tht f ather s
a was a great1 guuVwtder -than the diss
tance from east o west, deeper than Hhrfnbv 5rlfsV-fian harmonise and compro
distance from north to south, but Christ's
coming bridged the gulf over. Across tht
cliasw TTe" erfsTrm cro. anrr on tlie onter
side I see Him standing, His arms out
spread, His attitude one ot pleading. Lis
ten! you will bear Him saying, "Come unto
Me, corns unto Me, whosoever will, let
him come." Will you stone Him for that?
A Will rawer.
It is tht written law at God that man
shall receive according to his gifts. The
law holds in every relation in life, at wt
deal with men so will men deal with ns.
Every action in life hat itt measured con
sequences. The law of reciprocity holds on
all occasions. A man is not entirely sub
ject to his environment. We often hear
men complain that they are victims of cir
cumstances, but God has given us a will
power which if wo but properly exert it
will prevail over the evil influences of our
surroundings. The Rev. H, . Cobb, New
York City. .'- ' '
What a Man Bully Is.
What a man intends to' bt is what he
really -is. He may, indeed, realize that he
ought not to be that, but to be something
better. Ht may, perhaps, wish, at times,
to rise above his chosen course, but this
amounts to little while he really, in his
hesrt of hearts, intends to pursue the
other path. God knows what we intend
to be, and Ht judges ns accordingly. This
is the idea of the inspired declaration:
"As he thinketh within himself (as a man
purposeth in his inner self), to is he."
The Philadelphia Ledger observes
that the system maintained by some
mutual benefit associations under
which a small weekly payment se
cures the promise ot medical attend
ance and of necessary funeral expenj
sea In case of the Illness or death ot
a child Is an unobjectionable form df
mutual a?!iistauce. Carefully conduct
ed, upon a purely mutual basis, It
may promote thrift and a",jrd relh-t
In db'-tress. The promise ol a -ab
p 1 nt 11 n I nil 'i tf a child la
1 to la cii'.
1 r, and oiijjht
i or aiiowed.
BILL ARP'S LETTER
Wedding Balls Set Bartow Patri
aroh to Bnminatir g, '
TALIS OF "DOUBLE" BLESSEDNESS
Cites His Own Experience and Fur
nishes an Interesting "Treatise"
on this Most Important
institution. , ,
Married and gone. It Is the same
old story. '. Love and courtship. Then
comet the engagement ring and a
blessed Interval of fond hopes and hap
py dreams, and tien the uappy" day Is
fixed the auspicious day that Is never
to be forgotten a day that brings hap
piness or misery" and begins a new life.
Then comes the) license, , the permit
of the law which says you may marry,
you may enter Into bonds. The state
approves' it and the law allows It, and
It will cost you only a dollar and a
quarter. Cheap, Isn't itt ", w And
t it may be, very dear.. Then comes
thdsfunislOT, s.na uie nappy pair bwuu
up beYor hlm nd make lom" 8olemn
TOW, Vnd listen to a prayer and a
benediot,on' Qd they are one. In a
momefiWn trusting maid has lost her
n.m. ,X her fre will, and Is tied
fast to a Well, be is tied fast.
too so ltlH rignt Kmi-1 rect
on,' but orrhw I AlwaJ ieel morel
ot a crea-
most risk, for the
their pretty daughter, Laura, was
changing ber name and her home 6n
this the hut day of the year and going
oft to live with a man she hasn't known
very long; but I have diagnosed hlm
from his face and features and am sat
isfied with her choice. He is a big
hearted gentleman, or else the signs
fall. I wanted. to be present and give
them my bjesslng, but was not well
enough to go I've got the elephantio
tlt from my toet to my knees, and can
hardly meander across the room, but
1. am always Interested In the mar
riages of our young people. . It Is the
most serious business In this life, and
If the peril of H was known before
hand many of the young people would
hesitate to make the change. The
chains of matrimony and the bonds ot
marriage are the right words.; When
men make a partnership they can't get
along well If they are unlike In dispo
sition or In moral principle or In a
business way, but, they can dissolve
and separate at pleasure and try an
other man. A man and bis wife ought
to be alike In almost everything. In
some things folks like their opposites
their counterparts, A man wltn blue
eyes goes distracted over a pretty girl
wltb. basel eyes; I did, and I'm dis
tracted yet when I look into them,
though I have been doing tnat for Jifty-'
tour years. But in mental and emo
tional qualities and in tastes and hab
its and politics . and religion ' they
should class together. ; i, v.jfc
' I never made any mistake about mj
choice ot a partner for the dance of a
life, but Fv thought of It a thousand
timet that it Mr. Arp bad known I
loved codfish and got up by daybreak
every morning, she would not have had
me. It was nip and tuck to get her,
anyhow, and tbat would have been
the feather to break the camel's back.
Well, I'm mortal glad she dldnt know
t, though. I am free to say that li I
bad known she slept until the second
ringing -of the first bell, Xor breakfast
and was fond of raw oysters. It would
have had a dampening effect upon my
ardor for, a. few minutes,, only a few.
But 1 have seen some mighty cfever
people eat oysters raw and sleep late
in the morning. But stlil a man and
mise a good mttjMrf these things, and
It it a beautiful triuPs-n-t'on'of this to
see Mrs. Arp cooking coOTkj"r me
and fixing It up to nice with eSaJiaS
cream, and It ia a touching evidence
of my' undying devotion to ber to see
me wandering about the house lonely
and forlorn every morning for an hour
or two, and forbidding even the cat
to walk heavily while she sleeps. Thai
codtUn busmen comes to me honestly
from my father's side, and my mother
put up with it like a good, considerate
wife, and we children grew up with
an Idea that it was good.1 I've beard
of a young couple who got married and
went off to Augusta on a tour, and the
feller "stuck his fork Into , a codfish
ball and took a bite. He choked It
down like a hero, and when bit be
loved aBked him what was the matter,
replied: "Don't say anything about It,
Mandy, but ae sure as you are born
there Is something dead In the bread."
Well, we can. make compromises
about all such things as habits and
tastes, but there are some things that
won't compromise worth a cent If a
girl has been brought up to have a
good deal ot freedom, and thinks it no
harm to go waltzing around with ev
ery gay Lothario who loves to dance,
and after she gets a feller of her own,
wants to keep at It and have polluted
arms around her waist, she had juat
as well sing farewell to conjugal love
snd domestic peace, for It is agnlnst
the order of nature for a loving hus
band to stand It, and he oughtn't
And now another busy year has
gono gone like the water that has
rafspil over tlio dam ono nevsr to
return. It bus carried many friends
a!on!t wlih It and left snd memories la
tiia bun. ',,',!, but on tlio whole It ! i
be' 11 a c ie-1 yir to ns ail, and I rovl-
I e;v i
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JVntl thA rrn O rLaUl R T I OaV
of Mars TJntll then there w.
eight months of forty-six d
Numa added two more, which.
them thirty-six daya each, and January
was the fourth montn and returned
to for more than two thousand yenrs.
April wa the first month and re
mained so until two hundred years a 1.
Why It waa changed I cannot under
stand, for April Is much more like t'-
beginning ot a new year than January.
April cornea from aperlo, to open
the time when the earth opens and tlio
grass comes up and the flowers bloom
and the birds sing. But the names of
almost everything seem to conform to
that old mythology, and we can't get
rid of It My great-grandfather lived
and died Under that old calendar when'
April was the first month ot the year.
Julius Caesar and Augustus Caesar
stuck In two .more months and mad
the year of twelve' months of thlrf
days each, but April remained; thi
first month and ought to be ndwr
But whether Christmas be in Decern-,
ber or In April, we lovi the. old to-."
perstltlont that cluster! around this
season of Joy and gladness. I always
thought It a pretty ldeaT(t)r ,a man
to' be weighed every , ChrlstuiajLjjr
New Year to put his acta and deeds
In the balances, the good on one side
and Ihe bad on the otner.'and let hlm
rise to heaven or fall below it as the
scales might turn. This it not an or
thodox doctrine, tor it it said tbat one
bad deed will outweigh a thousand
good. ones. Nevertheless, Belchassar
was ; weighed wj4athe ' scriptures
abound in farnenreTjaiPeh. It
tkles of graca UT
ftafflfcsBTand'we must all tejp
other, for the devil la doing his best
David ' committed murder; Bolomon
worshiped .idols; Cain, killed hit bro
ther; and If there is any difference be
tween folks now and folks then. . I
dont know It ' Then let us all love
eur Maker and be good to-'our fellow
men. BILL ARP, in Atlanta Constitu
tion. . . ' ' -1
FASHION NOTES. - -
A corded white -silk purse. cpjered i
with Duchess lace and mounted wlfll1';.,
gold makes a charming bridal gift '" 1
Reproductions of rings tbat were
worn In the days ot the third George
are Included among the seftaon's da- '
signs. ' - .
The box coats of corduroy with deep ,
fur collars are much the prettiest ot "
the loose and flowing coats of the sea
Soft bows of ribbon are used as sub
stitutes for fancy buttons or cord orna
ments on the latest shirt waists oi
broadcloth or similar material.
Dragon flies, butterflies and hum
mlng birds represent some new effects ; ,
in hair ornaments that are pretty at ;
well at inexpensive. ...V ..''. ,-'
' Black satin linings are used for col
ors as Well as blae.K,., - " , ir -
JWtf(5n..ende are agalnTwt oft dlag- (
onally. '. . ' ' , ,
Dress elaboration is particularly
noticeable in sleeves. '.' V, ' '.- ' ,
Deep, round collars are tit height J 1
Of VOgUC r ,- ',',, i .. -:,'.-,
Orslne.ls a lovely mull-like' material ' t
tor waists.".;: ' .-" ' .1 riK'"yi " V
" The white bellies ot Siberian squlr
rels make warm muff linings. , '
' Grass lining In white shows fine em
broidery beautifully. . . ,. " ., ,'. ..' , ;
So many of the long wrap have no
standing collar that a season ot boat
and ruffs may be expected. ' :
Camel's hair are the limit In, rich, -heavy
dress materials. .,
. Stitched strapping' fairly turns one
Uttle coat into a lattice effect " '
Lace stocks are to be unlined. v e
: Various attractive shades of brown
are exceedingly prominent among tMa
season's most swagger millinery, and .
Is a much later fashion than the gray,
favored tor soma seasons past v ; .
... Light tea gowns are much more
fashionable than those of dark tints.
White, pink, pale blue and yellow are
the !"red shades, and they are In-varlaL-ff
Beads of Iridescent white make an
effective garniture for a pale-tinted
house gown, the waist being' almost
A SWEET MINDED WOMAN.
So great is the influence of a sweet
minded woman on those around ber
that It it almost boundless. It is to
her that friends come in seasons of
Sorrow and" sickness for help and com
fort;: one soothing touch of her kindly
hand works wonders Itt the fever!
child; a few words let fall from he
lips Itt the ear of" a sorrow-stricken
sister do much Id raise the load of
grief that Is bowing Its victim down to
the dUBt In anguish. The buKbsnd
comes home worn out with the pie.-i-sure
of business and feeling irrtn
with the world in general, but whi n bo
enters the cozy sitting-room and e ,1
the blaze of fire and moets hla v !:
smiling face, be succumbs In a mom
to the soothing Influences which set 11
the balm of Gllead to his Vi-oiir,
spirits that are wearied with the
realities of life. The rough eln,
files Into a rage from the taunts of 1
companions to find solace In his te
er's smile; the little one, full of r '
with her large trouble, finds a b' "
of rest on Its motlicr'B breast. , e i 1
one might go on with Install. i
Instance of the lnflm n-e Ui,t a r
minded woman b s in t''3 f '.
with which f'-n Is 1 1. i
in ait ii',,-,:,'ui,, t v,-r ve 1 -
pared with litis.-; ev X . ..
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