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FRANKLIN. N. C. WEDNESDA Y, FEBRUARY 4, 1003.
There are bores In groat profusion la thU
world wo babltate,
And we're pretty aure to atrlka 'am where-
r we unvlKate
iuius a u.uu who knew jour brother In
the days of long ago i
There's tlie man wboaa mouth proline la
forever on the flow:
But they're blessings in comparison I
Bttuid them vrf well
I! you'll keep awy th man with Just oae,
etory baona tell 1 1 ,
I hare met him la Chhogo, I bare mat him
in St. Loos
t Ignored him tip In Ogden, though bit Jaoe
and form I knew;
I have met bim In 1'acoma, ia Seattle
Till you'd think hla liltla repertoire would
grow, but l-deoiare '
tie performa that aame old aolo, though ha
ever did It well
It's a pain to meet this mas with Just one
, story be oan tell I .
THE rLOT THAT
, By RALPH
"Mercy, Michael! the last man I'd
have thought of seeing in Liverpool.
Where have you been all these years?"
"Where have ' you been, Dick I
, havenl roamed jvery far from Tat'
Coiner, but ydu! why, nobody' heard
a breath of you fur the last six years
or more." , ' t , -
Dick Corbett laughed recklessly, and
lcoked at his one-time chum, Michael
Fenwick, in as the latter thought' a
peculiarly defiant way. ,.e
"No; they haven't; but, lis that Is
my business, and not anybody's. Just
be content, my son, to know that I've
been 'sallorlng1 In nearly every sea,
and that now I'm chief mate of the
fastest, little fruit steam 'tramp' that
trades between Liverpool and the Span-,,-lsh
"Have you a vacancy lot a Yorrad
"Who for for you- Why! what's
pretty little Kitty about'that she' let
" ting you go to sea?"
"Never mind Kitty, Dick! I'm go
ing to sea again, because thing! have
been a bit rough round ftbout Tat'
, Corner lately. : : ,
"V; as if any reference to his j
the other was dlstasta--
for he clearly" W
it, was changed, nW for the worseT
he was no longer the Vgood fellow?
of old dayc.
-- For the moment Dick wa Inclined
to resent Michael Fenwick" evident
disinclination to bring Kitty Hazell's
- name into tbe conversation, but think
ing better of it, be brought his hand
suddenly down upon Michael' shoul-
: der. .k- )'- -"'.-' YY-".
"Look here, old chap!" he aid. with
a show of good-natured frankness that
. quite deceived the other. "I don't
want to poke my nose Into your love
affairs; I've lived out my soft side, and
don't care a 'rope-yarn-end' for the
trimmest petticoat that walks the
earth, . It you want a berth on the Erl
King you can have H I'm going aboard
now; come along, and you can sign
on,i and finish the business,"
' The two men were standing: by the
- high wall which bound the Albert
lock,.and but a few yard - from the
"When do you sail?" asked Michael,
as he went np the Erl King's gang-
; "Day fte6fcwll)uui Uie
hi shoulder. ,
i "Time ,i enough -to send! a letter to
Tat's Cortter and get a reply."-
iuitered Dick Corbett a he
e door of hi cabin in the
Opposite ' the engine room
"You can write your letter here." he
continued,. '.'before you sign oa. After
; that, for the sake of discipline, I can't
say anything to you much la the day
timebut at night, middle watch some
times, we'll have: a clianc for a "pa
lavar.IJ- "- - - -
aichael Fenwick' letter wa to Kit
ty Hasei It was. not a long one; Just
saying that "she must not think bad-
j-ly of him for leaving her in thl way,
and that an unexpected meeting with
Dick Corbett bad made things easier
and the future more hopeful" -He
wa addressing the envelope,
when Dick, who had left him for 10
The mate's eye gleamed 'viciously
; .aa he caught sight of .the superscrip
tion over the other' shoulder.
"Shall I post It for you?" h aald.
"No, Dick or, Mr. Corbett, I sup
pose I ought to say no, thank.- I've
' got to go after my 'dud to the .board
ing house." :' : ..Y;'Y.,Y
The other tried hard not to appear
disappointed, and so far succeeded as
to awaken no suspicion in Michael'
mind of any desire, to tamperwlth the
letter. ' ' .' . ', '
. The new A. B. then signed on;
; agreed to be on board the following
afternoon and left tbe ship: .
Had be but turned around aa, he
went down the gangway, he would not
have failed to see such an expression
on Dick Corbett' face as the latter
Btood watching, with bis arms on the
vail, as would have set him . thinking
that the easiness of things, and the
hopefulness of the future, were not
quite no substantial as they appeared
So he posted the letter In the first
pillar box and the play went on.
Tat's Corner was a quaint little old
world fishing village on the west coast,
v. b re, seven years before,' Dick Cor
ul Michael Fenwick idled as.in-'t'-
a plrl of 16 only,
i ii' t F.vfol enough to turn
. i,! i: me tlian one young fel
i . ' i Hut from the first,
! - l.fi did not know; tnat h'
i w'i i Ix'hlnd li!a back, achetn
, : no' In in In Kitty s
t' i ' n bis prini v !il tool tlie
i ' i .; . ! - i !!; fie
. ; , i ,i n in I. -s I! t
r i ' 1 ir of
Tor be always wanta to tell lt-that'a the
aaaueai part or all
And bia story knows no season Winter,
Hammer. Burins, or Fall.
Ha oan tell It just aa poorly to a crowd aa
Ba will wake to tell it early and atay op to
ten u late.
He la eallona to the chlmlnga ot the busy
eheetnut bell 1
Ha mutt tell It, (or, alas! It'a all tha etory
necan taut ,
Bom aweet day aoma outraged human will
relax hla aelf-oontrol,
Then a horny-handed sextoa muat 'get out
and dig a hole
III the and amid tbe granite abatti that rear
their heade on lilgb,
While we slide wicked wishes that ooneern
tbe by and by.
Won't there ba mighty eo ramble for a
ehanoe to ring tbe knell
Ot this poor, deluded maa with just one
atorf he oan tell?
, - a W. GUlmaa, la Los Angeles Herald.
FAILED AND -WHY.
the whole' of he west coast, was the
means of defeating, for the time bolng.
at any rate, Dick Corbett' mean and
dastardly betrayal of Ms friend. .
' Old Hazel I, with many another deep
sea fisherman, was drowned, almost
within sight of lMd.,;.;;i-'vs.'V';i'
In him Corbett lost the only ally, who
could have Influenced Kitty; though
she herself declares today, that not
even her father could have shaken her
faith in Michael Fenwick, -
Hard tlmea then came to Kitty, and
at tha date of Dick Corbett' disap
pearance, ahe wa earning scanty
living aa one of the many net-member
of the Ashing fleet- - ;
By and by the fishing industry de
clined o, owing to the overwhelming
increase In steam trawling,, that Mich
ael found it impossible to make a liv
ing even, while his prospects of marty
ing Kitty seemed more remote than
Tr. :"! si;-Y Y-YYfc1:'
' Then it wa that he determined to
go to aea for a year or two, leaving;
Tat'r Corner with that object, without
saying a word to Kitty, or, indeed, to
Kltty'a only mistake was, that, she
told Michael that h bad
Dick Corbett loved her;
Mo herself being that no
lly been spoken
TUeibv yo'h sides,
the conseif ulgfit, with
a little mufX .u-Jhave been
: rY. 'X'"
The Erl ing was preparing to warp
out of dock, and Michael Fenwick,
sick With disappointment at hot haV
Ing had a reply from Kitty, was list
lessly climbing up a rope on the to'
cajbtla head. -
Th chief mate was itandtng by the
break rail, shouting order to the man
in charge of the steam winch, when,
casting his eyes for a moment quay
wards, he saw a girl's tearful face
looking up at that part ot the ship.
He could not take advantage ot her
proximity to pek to her; beside,
Michael wa too close for that action
to be quite prudent o he made a vir
tu of necessity, and called hi subor
dinate's attention to his sweetheart's
presence on the quay.
It would "have been .rank aubordl
nation to leave the ship, even for five
minute, soall Michael could do wa
to leaBuV the rail and ipea'i to sr.
"Yon hbutdiit have come," he said,
first looking trfoind to see that there
were not immediate listeners., : "We
shall cast off In lec than 10 minutes."
"I couldn't let you go without say
ing goodby, Michael. " .
"Ves,' I know; it wa wrong of m
to leave you without a word; but I
did it for the best, Kitty."
"Don't say anything more about
that, Michael I Just want, you to
promise m one thing." ". " '
. "What 1 it?"
!; "Promise me you'll do what I've
asked you In this!" ' -
" As she spoke the last word she threw
on board a. piece of paper wrapped
round something hard. It fell at bis
feet, and he picked tt up on the Instant,
and put it in his pocket
"You mustn't remain any longer,
Kit!" (even then tbe ship had begun
to move away from the quay), "I'll
remember. Good by!" .
"Good by; dear
. At that moment Corbett called him
to do aomethlng, and when he looked
round again the steaWr wa. a hundred
yards from the quay; all he could see
being a' little figure waving a white
When they were well In the Mersey
and fairly on their way seaward he
took out and read Kitty' last little
note of appeal,.'.
, It wa not "aNy letter; ft was
Just a request in one sentence:. '
"For your own safety' sake, dear,
and for love ot me, beware of Dick
Corbett' Y .
Nothing more. And Michael knew
for the first tjrne that his aomstime
friend had not only been false toJilm,
but that he had also to fear his pres
ent enmity and perhaps violence. ' .
' - , ".I.-,':
At six bells, first watch, Michael
was relieved, and before descending
to the fo'-caatle stood leaning on the
rail, looking at the seething, rushing
water. , . . .. .. .
Suddenly a hand was laid on his
shoulder. It wa mate, Dick Corbet-
"Cold to-night, Michael," he said. '
"Ay it is that" ; '.
"Makes you think "of-of. firesides
and Kitty, our Kttty-h, Michael?"
"Let Kitty's name alone!"
"No .offense, mate. But she' not
yours yet." v
"As good as mjne. Only this one con
tract, and then "
"You may never finli;h this one. my
son; the Erl King Isn't mm-h- of a
boat; glie's old and cranky, while seas
ave mi : ' and win. Is hii;li."
"W!l, if we p, we no; but if Kitty
can't be mine she !.un't l-e another
."Fure of that?"
"mire m d-. u!"
thoughts, Michael, assented, and the
two men went below to the mate'
cabin. t -
Up above, the roaring of the ele
ments: down below, the doing of
Michael's lips were no sooner put to
the glass than he was conscious of
something uncanny about it ,
' There was no delay in its effect.
Seeming to madden and burn like vit
ro). It produced an Instant sense of
suffocation, but fortunately not of
Except . the "lookout" In the bows,
and the man at the wheel, aft, there
wa not a aoul to see Dick Corbett
stagger on to the poop deck with tbe
Inert body of Michael over hi shoul
At Tat's Corner Kitty Hazell aits,
under the lee of some rocks on the
beach, wearily mending her net.
There are halt' a score of other wo
men, young and old, working around
her, but she speak to no one; and,
with the sympathy of their kind they
leave her severly alone. ,. '
By and by, the old man 'who per
forms the duties ot letter carrier and
Corner, and its neighborhood, if se:n
to be hobbling toward the beach. : --
"What be owd Maartln a doln'i'ere
now, I wunner?" said an old dame
sitting close by Kitty,- ?. YY
The remark wa lufflclont to make
the girl raise her head. ' YY v '
. As she did so, the old postman saw
her looking at him, and waved some
thing above his head. Y Y Y ' Y
"Kitty Hazell, ; it' a '. message tot
"ee," he said," putting tbe orange-colored
envelope into her trembling hand.
With feveriBh eagerness she tore II
open, , . j. . .... , ' j'
It wa from the house surgeon of a
large Liverpool hospital, v. ' 11
"Michael Fenwick brought here on
landing from Braga, Portugal. Is e
riously ill. Wishes to see you."
;Klt," .said Michael, sobbing, in
weakness like a child, "you will.
forgive me for not keeping
Yes,- dear,-. Ii f
v you, tor you
uestion. Kit" . , '
ichael?" . . ,
Corbett what ot him " , '
led to raise himself In the bed
isten to her answer. ' 1
Tell me," he said again, excitedly.
sja that fiend, who tried to drop me
over a ship' side, on a dark and
stornYr night ia he to escape Justice?"
."What, do fon f eonsliet Justice,
Michael?,' , Y
DeathnothlnThort of death!"
"Well dear the doctor ha Just told
me, that the Erl King, with all hands,
la reported having floundered on
the earns night (hat you drifted in that
small boat to the Portuguese port. Dick
Corbett therefore, ha received Justice,
and yon and 1 have no more to say."
Michael Fenwick went no more to
ea, tor hi case having enlisted pub
lic sympathy; a few wealthy gentle
men In Liverpool subscribed to buy
him a fishing boat of hi own, which
he works by deputy. " . ; t . j Y.'
A little . while after the new "vessel
arrived round at Tat' Corner he and
Kitty were married, and so far a re
port has It, with the happiest result
New York New.
tUAINT AN3 CURIOUS. .
A collection of 800 elks' teeth wa
found not long agoliy a curio hunter.
He dug them out of the grave of a
long-forgotten Indian chief In Idaho.
The teeth are aald to be valuable for
A strange advertising war ha been
In progress- In New ' York City, - One
firm put up an elaborate sign, nearly
a city block long, building fot the pur
pose a fence estimated to contain over
2S00 feet of lumber. A rival firm later
built a blank fane In from of the
other, thus completely hiding the ad
vertisement Notwithstanding that Charles Crlsa
man has lived within 11 miles ot Ports
mouth, 0., he was for. the first time
in his life In Portsmouth the other
day. He Is 31 years of age and wa
never more than five mile from hi
home. ' He had never seen a street car
until then. He is married and none ot
hi family ha ever been In any city.
They have moved to Portsmouth from
a little hamlet back in the dense
roodB. Y, , y;v:" , .." Y;
Among peasants of southern Italy
Sicily and Sardinia a curious malady
has been noticed by physicians, which
ll caused by eating beans. ' One of tbe
most remarkable effects of tha malady
1 a specie of intoxication resembling
that produced by alcoholic drink. In
some cases persons predisposed to the
malady are seized with the symptoms
ot Intoxication If they pass a field
where the bean plant is in flower, the
odor alone sufficing to affect them.
There is in the Royal Museum in
The Hague, Holland, a curious old
document describing the adventures
of Henry Hudson, a navigator in the
service Of tie Dutch East India com
pany. He it was who discovered the
riv to which he gave his name. A
passage t the decument reads as fol
lows: "Tbe natives, or IndianB, on bis
first coming here, regarded the ship
with mighty wonder, and looked upon
it as a Sea monster, and declared that
such a ship or people had never been
there before." .
Perhaps the most remarkable brldj;fs
In the worid are the kettle bridges in,
Russia and Siberia, of which Coucacfc
soldiers are expert builder.' Thy are
built ud of the Ei.lui'TS' lanc?s mid
cooking ln-tUi s. Seven or c!iit lain
are placed undi-r the handles of a in
lcr of kettles and fastened by n-,:
nt rones to form a i'lift. A siiiil if tit
number of these rnfls. e;ieh of ' !i
Y; b. ar the w (-!,t of ha.r a t n, am
:r:, il t'-.-. ' r H'll In f I i ' of
I, . If mi h"i r a h' - " is f '. 1 n
whl. h mi i -ey i'''iy e " in :: :
L SERMON FOR SUiNDAY
KH ELOQUENT DISCOURSE ENTITLED
rhs Bav, Dr. J. Wllbnr Chapmaa Sx
plalaa For tha lianaflt ot Unnaanam
Maa tfna at th Moat Difficult Biata
' mants In All tha Blbla. ,
jr Kw York Citt. Tha following timely
and interesting sermon ia one of a series
prepared by the Uncus evangelist, tha
Rev. Dr. J. Wilbui ,'aapman. ,It ia enti
tled "No Difference," and was preached
from the text: "For there ia po diuerence.
Rora. iii: 22. .
Tliis is one of the. moat difficult state
ments to receive in all the Bible, and I can
well understand how tha unregenerate inan
would resent its application. I can hear
him say, "What! no difference between the
man who haa fallen to tha very loweat
deptha of sin and wretchedness, and tha
man who, boasting of bia morality, haa
swerved only a little from the path of duty
and tlx law of God?" And the answer to
this question is both "yet" and "no."
There it a difference in heinouaneaa and
degradation wide at the polet, but "no
difference" to far at guilt it concerned, for
both have rejected the Son of God, and
thit it the tin of tint.
If "two men were before tha court, one
charged with a great offense and tha other
with one of leaa degree, it would profit th
latter man but little to aay, "But, Your
Honor, I am not so great an offeuder at
my companion in misery." The judge
might well reply, "You are both guilty; in
that 'there it no difference,' " and this ia
the teaching of my text.
God'a word declares ''He that offends
in one point it guilty of all;" not meani-jg,
of course, that he hat of necessity brokeu
every law, but he hat broken away from
God by hit transgression, If I am held a
prisoner by a chain it it not necessary
that I ahould break every link in the
chain that I might go free, but only ona
and that the very weakest, and so he that
offends in one point il guilty of all and
nothinc leaa. while he that offends in all
Boinra is gmuy oi au anu notning more.
All k.v. .1.. .nJ r.1 IK.
i notning more, i ,
ne thortjf, 41)1 H
"ow out of 1?
tlorv of God.
Three important questY
tnia text aa I nave co-
t. First, I
jr at wa or-
do not aak if you
.'"" '.""? JRTa word, we
ink of ona
ne. But I
wno it iJjHK,, wild and pro;
E YOU OFFENDED II
If aa. "There ia no differ
i j . t l. . ki
wvuiu tiub VUJ lb, ,UU,. UH, '
and it ia written in the book,
book w shall be iudfferl. - i :
, Look at the prodigal. He Wat at truly,
a prodigal when he had taken tha first atep
liver tha threshold of hia father'a house
aa when afterward you tea him sitting in
tha midst ot the twine, ana trying to nil
hit belly with husks which the twine did
eat. - - ' V" , '-
Ha it mora degraded in the eecond pio-
tiir. but not mora mliltlK
Look at tbe leper. He it just as truly
dead when the nrst sign ot the dreau ait
ease appears, small though it may be, aa
when afterward yon behold him, loath
tome object, sitting outside tha city gates,
with bandaged mouth, crying, "Unclean!
Unclean!" lie wat a leper, however, from
the first, and by the law dead. Thit it
tha teaching of the text. If yoa hare re
jected the Bon of God, whatever your po
sition, "There ia no difference" all are
alike lost. . r, : Y".
It ia not even a question of great tin.
Many a man night plead "not guilty" il
such a charge Were uudc, bat ugt of all
" SECRET BINS. "'-'' - 'Y
- L There ia a text which declares ''our
secret tint in the light of Hit counte
nance," and another reads that "All things
are naked and omn before Him with
whom we have to do." In the light of thit '
wno can tuna:
Not long ago ia one of the echool build
ings of Chicago a picture of an eye Wat
placed upon the blackboard aa an illustra
tion, and in a little time by order of the
school board it waa painted out, for it had
been so perfectly painted that whatever
position a child might be in in the room
that eye waa upon it. The effect wat dia
astrous. But there ia one aye which never
alumbers and can never be painted out.
"Thou God aeeat me." The tin waa at
midnight. He taw it. It was in New
York or London or Paris. Ue taw it.
Thus to the charge ot "secret tin'' you
most plead guilty, and "there is no differ
ence." . ; SINFUL THOUGHTS. Y; -'
1 But the charge is even closer. We
are responsible for the tinful thought
which tarries in 'the mind bv the consent
of our will. Who can stand in the light of
A distinguished scientist baa made tbt
statement, which wise men receive, that if
man ttanda out in the sunlight and acts,
hia aet, good er bad, flashes away to tha
sun and a picture which ia never lost is
made. And if he speaks, the tound bounda
away, up and up, far beyond hit reach', and
makea ita record forever. And if he re
fuaea to ttap into the light, or in the dark
neat tpeak a word, thit tcientitt declares
that by the very thoughts" of hia mind cer
tain physical disturbances occur which
make a record lasting aa time.
I remember tending a telegram in a
western city, and shortly after realizing
that my meseago had been wrong I made
my way to the office to recall it. "Why,"
aaid the operator, with a smile, "it it gone,
and it flashing ever the wires now. beyond
my recall." So with your tinful thoughts.
They bound away, and do man can recall
them when once they go.
Tha answer to thia charge muat be
BEGINNING IK SIX.
3. Some are beginning now. : Held by
the fascination of the evil one and lured
on by hia charms they are rushing on to
hell. On one of the busiest streets of the
gay city of Paris stands a building famous
tor its beauty. Over the magnificent door
way you may read thepe words, "Nothing
to pay." The admission ia free, the enter
tainment within is fascinating, and hun
dreds of young men pass through tha por
tals, the rank and fi'.e of them taking their
first or last step to hell.
All sin ia dearly bought, for it haa hell
back of it. It blights the life, wrecks the
character, and blasts the'fondest hopes of
the soul. And when that awful day comes
and situation it gone and character lost,
and the hearts of loved ones broken, and
you are cast a stranded wreck on the
shores 5f time, yofl will cry out in terror,
"O wretched man that I am, who shall de
liver me" and there will be no deliver-
Lance. xou win Be more acgranea men nur.
not more guiiiy man now, lor me cnieiesi
of sins is unbelief, and that was the causa
ol your downfall. "There it no difference."
God pity you. f
Do you know the Bible description o!
the end of a farcer of sin frun tlie world
standpoint? "Weening, wailing and gnash
ing of teeth," "Without are doga, and
sorcerers and whoremongers, and murder
ers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth
and mrVu ' lie." God sive us from such
a compewy. A niininter could never lead a
man to serious thought until he qnoted the
text: "The wicked nhull be turned into
hell, and all the nations thnt forget God."
(ireat sin, hnrniuily spenkintf, is not nce'
essiin but only forget ilim and "There il
Tf you hnd rend that rmarlcale bnolc,
"UobVrt laiconer," written hv Ueo. Mae
I'nnaul, y.nl will reniemlier the lii-eain ol
the wiie of Andrew liulemior. lie wns a
dnmkiird and aiter hr ileal h, iim ilfani
h"ing tn:d ii;m. i mud in hi crm-i .:.!!.
Miq cvd in lis-r lei lit, winch she had wilt
"I t. M. Andrew, tint tho rm
tiiHl H Ml h-ld e.JhlC, nt'.d I V. Iff-. '.
eeryrtnere ur Jim. I'nia .V ia n.y v.u
lliiiiura I ram to a en-it nYf.a. It. vi
tint V'" V IVHie. hilt II V . .'is Yi V (! ' a-i
J ONE BIN-
forever." O, my friends, not irt the next
world, if not in this, but here nml now wc
may be made one in Hun, one for time and
eternity, hut failing here, ail hope it gone
and there it before tit onlv the blncknest
of darkneitt ot despair. "For there is no
The. second question Is of the greatest
DO YOU COME tJP TO GOD'S STAND
' V YARD? ' y : -.. .. '
It la rot enough to bt simply a member
of the church. 'Many will tay to Mo in
that day. Ixiril, Lord, have we not pro
phesied ia Tiiy name, and in Thy name
have cast out devils? and I will profess
unto thenr, I never knew yon."
We have such a way of measuring our
selves hy onrae'Tct that wc mav feel well
Mitiafied with the result. But how about
God'a standard? Upon my return home
at one time my wife placed in mynand .
piece of paper, written nil over, lint only1
two woids were intelligible. -At the ton
of the pais was the word "carriage
Slamly written, the next word waa ui
ime. only not so well written.
It w' my .little daughter'! first copy
book. TLe teacher had written the w-onl
at the too of the line, and she had done
fairly well to long at she had looked at tbe
copy. But the had fallen into the serious
error of eonying the line just above her
work, and the word nt the bottom of the
page at nearly spelled "man" m . "car
riaM." Thns neoDle measure themselves
by those around them, forgetting thnt-vlfolk have chosen Wisely and ' well
"VtAS lArj' "-U no goodlier tight ta all na-
the church, but what doth ft roiitTT bu"
may be the best mnn in sfhr community,
qui: tnar aoes not tayc.
How about God'a stam
Hor Majesty, the Quedt, iaanea frequent
ly, l am lorn, an orne-r0r soldiers to com
pose her guard. aJHtfry man must be at
least tix feet tail. I can imagine eomt
young Knglishifen measuring themeelven
by themselves-; nn tit at last one man in
great delight ejrclaims, "I will aurely get
in, for I lm the tallest, man in town."
And so Jif is, but when he stands before
Her Mjjejtv'a officer he ia rejected, for ho
" fj"lurter ' ioc0 under the
ia being taller than hit friends nrofited
nothing; they had all fallen short; some
more, tome lest. But "there waa no dif-
nit tnrn nf nnestinn in nnon mV-
confesa that I do fully come up to
Isndnrd of tlnd: not tn fnrself in
any way, far from it but m Christ; lor
"Christ it the end of the law for righteous
ness to every ona that, believeth," and
wherein I fail. He makea up. .Y-, -
It ia no noinfc aa to whether Adam or
Eve were-the more sinful: they were both
guilty, and "there is no difference" -
i'ha cmetest ol an tint m not urunken-
est,, although that it horrible; it it
not licentiousness, although that is vile;
it ia the rejection of God't mercy or the
ain nf unbelief. "He that believeth not n
condemned already, becanae he hath not
believed in the name nf the only begotten
Bon of God.". John iii: 18. And whoso
ever he be among you sinner, either great
or small, if he fail nerd, he stands with the
condemned, and "there it no difference."
The third and last important question la
thia: .-.- - .-,,..
WHAT IS THE REMEDY? '
There it another "no difference", which
answers the aueation. ' "For there ia no
difference for the tame Lord over
all it rich onto all that call upon Him. for
whosoever shall call upon the name of tha
Lord shall be taved." Romans x: 12, tt.
1. It ia nseleta to try by any amount of
exertion, or feeling, or even prayer, to
bring about faith.- I have bad my own ex
perience in tliits- God aayt in Hit "word,
"Faith cometh hv hearing and hearing by
the word of God." -
Thia it a sure way. A college student
waa greatly troubled spiritually, and waa
in conference with one of the professors
until midnight. Just as ha wat leaving tha
house, going out into the darkneaa, the
professor placed in hit hands a lantern
aaying, "Take it, George, it will light you
home a step at a time." And thia ia whit
the Bible doet. ;
That lantern did not light op the for
ests, nor make luminous the landscape; it
was not meant that it ahould, but it made
every ttep bright. iv
Man waa lost by hearing Satan. He
can only be taved by hearing God. Kant
your feet firmly by faith on one eiugle
promise, and God will begin at once to
make clear the way if you will only believe
Him. - - V - : ': - '-' -'
2, To the Philippian jailor's question,
"What must I do to be saved?" Paul's an
swer wat, "Believe on the Lord Jesus
Christ and thou thalt be aaved." And
there ia no respecting of persons, fpr "who
aoever shall call' unon the name . of the
Lord shall be aaved." - ;
, A friend of mine told me that when he
climbed the Matterhorn he waa besieged
by men, waiting at the base of the mount
ain, ready to guide 'him up the difficult
way, but the moat of them would hive
never brought hint down ia safety, for ,
they were simply men out of employment.
He very easily, however, secured a aafe
guide when ha aaid, "Show me your pa
pert." Then the men who were without
them stepped back, while the real gnidea
stepped forward and holding out their
papers he read something like this:
' We, the nnderaigned, have climbed tha
Matterhorn under the care of tuch a unide
(giving his name); and we commend him to
our friends" and then followed the names
of people of great renown at home and
abroad, a member of Parliament, a mem
ber of Congress, and your personal friend,
and my friend at once felt aecure becauao
othert had made the trip in safety.
It it like that when under condemnation
you ask, "What mutt I do?" . -.
Infidelity attemptt an answer; philoso
phy make a vain effort to reply, and Jesus
Christ,- tbe Son oi God, comet with the
rest. Let me suggest to you the real teat,
Ask them each, "What hare you done?"
Demand of each that their papers be
Shown. Tien will He come whose gar
ments are dyed red, jvhose handa Were
pierced, and whose heart was broken, Vho
died and rose again that He might' be
come the justifierjf all that believe, and
on the very Dalme of His hands you read
the names, John Buuyan, John Newton,
Jerry McCauley, and brighter than them
all Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
"He hath saved us, and kept us, and In
His presence we rejoice with a joy unspeak
able and full of g'.ory."
And this is enoimh I for one will tay,
"Blessed Lord, if Thou canst save others,
and I know thnt Thou canst, Thou canst
save me; and I will let Tluaj do it now."
Will you join roe in this now? . .
3. To sum it all up, if you would escape
condemnation you need simplv to
HAVE A WILLING' MIND ABOUI
-.. ..... .-.'. - SALVATION'.
Then by faith accept what He in. grace
offers you. I hav heard Christian work
era say to earneat inquirers, "Give your
heart to God and you may be saved." But
this is nnscriptitial at least the order it
wrong. Accept first the gift of eternal life,
then give yourself, out of gratitude for Hit
The first saves you; the second it the
first fruit of your salvation.
New Work Fof the Blind.
"A brand-new iceupntlon for th
blind, end one In which they will excel
the seeing, Is beginning to be taught
ir. tho asylums," said a pliyalcian
"This Is the occupation -of the masseur.
The blind with their dedicate sense
ot tiiti'-h and w'lh tln'ir soft, supple
lifindH, take to ntasHago as A duck
tnlies to v.-nter. Hassar.o, you see,
doesn't rV(iilro oyi'si:,ht, for the n.ns-
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BILL ARP'S LETTER
FirBt of His Grandchildren Finds
v Hats find is Qone Off.
ISrCaTANTJh'CIDENT BSEAKS RECCSD
William I still Feebl and vyi "I
Living Do Languish, and Lan
,; gulehlng Oo Live," However,
Ha i on th Up
Tbe record broken. Out ot twenty-one
grandchildren tha first mar
riage wa celebrated yesterday. A
granddaughter ha found mat and
gone oft with- him. That 1 all right
It ia according to nature and there la
nothing to cry about when the young
l-5j no g
see a good looking,
healthy younjrman, who is making an
honest living startling up at the altar
with a sweet, good-Win pered, affection
ate, industrious girl alhj, the najant
on both sides approving tor match.
Marriage is a very serious Vutlhess,
and my, etwervation has beenthat
those made among the well-to-do cft-1
mon people are generally bappirr thans!
those made among the families of the
rich, caldron raised to wbrk and wait
on themselves make better husbands
and wives, than' those raised ia luxury.
It I mighty hard tor a man to please
hla wife and Vmn her tn a rood humor I
if she has been petted by her parents
and never knew a wani and no useful V to h door again, and there stood
work to do, She soon take, the ennui n fUrt1Ined rc,oftt
h nnSmt.nn. or tn "don't VnowV'oK et before
what I want," and must go back to.
ma. A youhg girl who nver( cleaned
np her own room or made any ot her
own clothes or helped to nurse her
mother's baby and did nothing but
dress and visit and go to, the theatre
will never make a good wife. This
wife and mother business 1 hard
work.- The mother ot six, elgat or ten
children ba seen sights. She knows
what care Is and anxiety and sleepless
night and one ot these butterfly wo
men can't stand it . One child will
dry her np and two will about finish
her,' and It It waa not for condensed
milk the. children would t perish to
death like the calves in Florida, where
the cow don't give enough milk to
color coffee and they have to raise
calve on the bottle.
But our grandchildren are all ot
good, healthy v working tock. We
have raised ten ot out own, and the
Lord has bleseed them In form and
feature and old Agur's prayer ha
saved them from poverty and riches. I
have worked and eo has my wife and
our children worked and have held
their, own and are now helping u In
our old. ago. I wont say what I nave
done all of those titty-throe year of
married life,, but my wife haa made
over, a thousand little garment with
her own band before ever a sewing
machine waa brought to our town, and
the tound time to keep me in plaited
boeom shirts besides. , I bought uie
first machine that came a G rover l
f Baker, for $,125. The nexta Wheeler
ft Wilson. '-tor $100, and so on down,
and now we have a Home and .Farm
for 120, which Is the best we ever had.
It is worth mentioning that Howe, the
tint Inventor, could not get hi ma
chine Introduced In uua country for ten
r year, and had 'It patented In Enfland
and all the use they had for It there
wa (0 stitch the soles on to boot and
hoe '' ' V
Tea, our -pretty granddaughter haa
mated and married and gone. Julia
Smith 1 now Mrs Julian Smith not
muchhange In her name wa there
only added the little letter "n." W
gave him a cordial welcome Into our
family, for we have heard nothing but
good concerning him and commend our
grandchild to the good people of Bel
ma and the good state of Alabama,
which la oar own Georgia' daughter,
There may they rest and live long and
I am .still alck. A the lawyer aay,
'1 living do languish, and languishing
do live," but I am on the upgrade and
my swollen" extremities are reducing
their compass and my wife tayr It will
soon be time to plant aweet pea and
trim up her rese bushes. Two months
from yesterday will be the fifty-fourth
anniversary of our wedding and the
children and grandchildren have prom
ised to gather at tbe paternal mansion
and rejoice together over the Lord'
goodness unto us.
But I must stop1 now, for tt tires me
to write. My daughter who helps me
Is teaching school and I get tired from
bending over my work. I feel like
saying with Byron : :' .
"What 1 writ Is writ J ,
Would It were worthier-rbut my vie-
. v ions flit
Less palpably before me and th
- glow '-
That in my spirit dwelt
I fluttering faint and low."
Well, the little pamphlet of General
H. R. Jackson's great speech and part
of Daniel Webster' at Capon Spring
1 now ready. Send to my friend, Ed'
Holland, Atlanta, Ga., and got It. It
will be sent postpaid for 25 cents. My
last book Is ahout ready. Send to Mr.
C. P. By. i. i Yntcr and publisher, At
lanta, Ga., and got that, postpaid, for
$1.25. f-'y wife Biiya the first two cimp
ta would he worth lite money If I
hit in. t toid somo stork's on her. BILL
A HP. la Atlanta Constitution.
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HIS TEST OF THE ARTIST.
Had Sauattlosm ! S If lbi TTonld
-.. Ym Accepted.
- There 1 perhaps a lesson of some
sort for young artist in the story
told by Frederick Kost, the landscape
and marine painter, of the days when
he wa just starting. It was at a time
when things were not prospering a he
could have wished when, in fact, the
artist waa pretty hard up that a man
wearing a great fur lined overcoat
knocked at the door of hia studio. The
trangr was evidently a Westerner,
and a man of wealth.
"Mr. Kost," he said, "I have seen pic
ture of your at different exhibitions
and I think I would like to -own one."
Then he nodded approvingly at a
landscape on the easel, and said: "That
le exceedingly nice. But," he added af
ter a pause, "might I make a sugges
tion?" . "Certainly," said Mr. Kost . "Go
ahead." - . Y - - . - i- .
"Well," laid the would-be purchaser,
"I think the iky might be changed with
advantage," and he started in to ex
plain the alteration which he thought
would Improve the painting.
- Mr. Kost did not agree with him, but
s he wished to sell the picture he
aald he would consider the matter. And
the stranger went away, promising to
call In a few day. : , . Y-? .
, Mr. Kost went to work to change the
aky, against hia own judgment, to suit
the atralnger. He ended by changing the
entire picture to suit the sky. In fact,
from a landscape It grew Into a marine.
vhe stranger never turned up, and the
abtlst cursed hi tolly in having acted
contrary to common-sense to please an
ignorant person, and o spoiled one of-
W test effort, the refuilto-rat
motrfh of Work- "
About a yeaf later a knock took Mr,
the easel and nodded approvingly at a
picture that happened to be there.
"I like that like It very much." he
aid thoughtfully. Tnen, after a pause.
but may I make a suggestion?"
Mr. Kost wit not so angry with the
man aa annoyed at the recollection of
hi own foolishness. He looked
ly at his visitor.
Go to Halifax with your
tlon," he replied.
Y "What'a that?" exolaimed th stran
Mr. Kost repeated his invitation,
a moment tho other colored,
smiled quietly, "Weil, Mr. K6st," he
replied, "I may take that trip some
day; but not just yet In the
time, I think I wiU buy that pi
After a pause he continued: '
have bought the painting you
me last year, Mr.. Kost, but when I buy
a picture I want It to be one with
which the artist ia perfectly satisfied,
which he considers a sample of his
beat' work. When you consented to
change the other picture, I concluded
that you were not sure pf tt yourself.
But I guess If you think enough of this
one to ask a man. to go to the devil be
cause he wished to make a suggestion
concerning It, it is the Btuff I want"
And the picture waa sold according
ly. .-.Y.:."-YY::- ..'vYY-Y.-,
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v Xa Fealty In Cattle Has I a eta.
"The cattle, business does not offer
opportunities for poets now," aald a'
sunburned ' westerner :;. to hi Wall
Street friend the other day. The two
men were taking luncheon together at
a- downtown restaurant, and a th
waiter spread the cloth the city man
. ."What could poet ever do out In
your -wild 'west, except be a tender
foot, and an easy mark, aa we say
nowaday r " .
- "Well, what I meant was that ranch
ing Is not such a romantic and pic
turesque business now aa aome writ
er paint it," was the reply.' .' "There
wa a, time, before J wa baldheaded,
about 30 year ago, or perbap less,
when the catfiemen had no fences to
L their pasture grounds. ; They simply
branded their cattle, and once a year
they weTout and rounded them np.
Each man Jkcn singled out the cattle
ot his maipSthen came a long
drive to the ra9K These early
ranchers thought that theftvwned the
prairie by divine right
'About 15 year ago a change ci
Hundred ot thousands of emigrant
came pouring In, tbe great majority ot
whom were from Scandinavian coun
tries. The opening up. of the Indian
lands of Oklahoma and its division In
to smaller farms took away many a
hundred square miles front ther old
pasture lands; At the present time a
cattle raiser must fence In his proper
ty, own It or lease it, and by irrigation
get as much vegetation out ot if at pos
sible. His cattle are carried away
from bis barns by express trains, 1n
refrigerating cars, and everything Is
systematized, as In a department
"Well, I shouldn't think a poet could
get , very fervid over refrigerated
beef," was the answer, as the Wall
Street man drank a glass of iced
spring water. New York Tribune.
I Tor Tain Kecelii. '
A woman whose husband had lost
hi life In a railway accident in Bel
glum received from the company 10,.
000 francs by way of compensation.
Shortly afterward she heard that a
traveler' who had lost a leg had been
paid 20,000. The widow at once put on
her bonnet end shawl and went to tbe
cllee. of the company.
"Gentlemen, how Is this?" she asked.
"You give 20,0(i0 francs' fur a leg,
and you allowed mo only 10,0i!0 for
the Ions of my husband!"
"Miulam," waa the reply, "the reaaon
Is plain. Twenty thoii' I'lul franc?
won't provide him with a 1- but ful
10,(1- 0 von (""i :--t u Ii,- 1 .'f.'i. '
r a I
THEN AHD NOW,
The anolent, dear writer
a wonderful throngl
And they died in a garret, ;
- To live In a song 1
They told ot the story .
At which the world thrlllaV
Looked In a rude corner,? j,.
from ooiius who onia.
Y,Y:-.-'. -.!.. ft) .-;.(,,.-,?
J ' 1 JV?'i,'(tV.-
The modern, mid writer
' .-' Who thunder away ! X T"
: They live in a palaoay - w '
And die lo aday I. i 4 ff i
i Tbey tell ua no ttory h . 1
Humanity feels, a3Yii!i1
And ride to Oollvlon , S
'f: Onautomobllsst ' Yi nt.vn '
.- 1 , J siiiiMr'j ,
Blobb Football If , n,of, nearly ip I
deadly as it used tq be. Blobbs Just
wait unUl they get to playing iVwlUt f
automobiles. ' ; '-'j t ' ,;-1- t
': Sharpe Casper's1 new' automobile
has run down six 'peoplte "Wheltosv f
But it 1 a stylish machine Shrp
Yesi'perfectly killing., -;s ...
Hook What .Ja 'vWIgwag' , Jdea', in .
looking up hia lineageT Nye-I aup- '
pose to ihow how rapafShl h ia td.r
plte of his ancestors i!tffj. 1
' Wlg Blghedde 1 the pergolcs
tlon of egotism. Wagg Yes; he ac
tually thinks he deserve the 'good
opinion, he ha o( himsc.; w -; ,
Muggins Was ; your jlte satja'fied
with the birthday 'present- Job" gave
her? Bdgglns Net 'wnUlly. She eaht
una out nowmucrt-jtiaai. i t f
"Mv love fr.f you, ne v
9tpte; jys 80
deen: so vro powerful,
tVM. i "Wb don't you" end It by
freight?" She wrote back;: And then
it waa all off.'f""' e-,i:".J ;
"In hard luck again, eh.TyYes; I'm
down on my uppers, sure engugh.' 01
well, we all have our trpi and downs.
You are" down now- "And. I'd W.
too-hard w", . i -' i .i-'i r
Nell S you were dlsappplnted In
the little man.'eHT "Belle Yes; you
can't expect a matt 1 5 Co me hp t your
expectation who doesn't torn up to
yonr shoulders. - -J
"So your town alsp6nsei with the
automobile ambulance. Didn't it make
better time than the old one?" "No; It
had to stop too often to take in th
people It ran over." "'
Helen Why "h '. It'novel Always
have a good endlng?."!jn Well the
one I read yesterday idn'tharff'S i J
ending. Helen It, didn't?'. Hue No;
mama threw It In the M.:?
La Montt When I tratwht eB- .
gage board they said I would be treated
as one of the family. La Moyne Then
why did you not remain? La Montt
I saw what the family looked like. '
' "We are here today and gone tomor
row " remarked theyeung man ln .tha
white tie. , The hotel clerk, glanced np .
from the register "You are, right, sir,"
he assented; "and-er would ' you
mind paying ,in 'advance?' yis-
"I'll bet you," aM theateur'She
lock Holmes, "I can tell what you had
for breakfast to-day'": "I'll bet , you
can't" replied Sluvven. feYbu had eggs.
There's a dab of the yolk oh your Chin
yet'You're jjoogyhat's.beaiti k iiir
fSce day JietOr yeeterkfy"" j -it
: "Ye, -he achlevedTsuccea. so sud
denly that we're in trouble. You, see,
he' a distinguished' lawyer, and Wt
been put on the governor' staff and
made honorary head of yacht luj.
No one knows whether Jo call him
Judge, general or commodore?" ' (
.-. Skorcher He a ifiauffeur?' Huh!
Why he doesn't even-know the prlnci- :
pie of the motive powe of the automo
bile. Mlsa Ina Sentz And what Is the
principle ot It, Mr. .Skorcher? Skorcher
Why er It's er - eleotriclty, you
know, and er all that tort -of thing.
-:: Phyllie-rHarry 1 the mdst conceited ;
man I ever met. Maud What make
you think so? Pbyllis Why, he first
asserts that I am the most adorable
woman in the world, tha moat beauti
ful, Intellectual, and. In every respect
k paragon, and1 then ne wants me ta
marry hlmi .-:'.V-;'',W. :-' .;
A Urania FosUr-Solhar, t
An extraordinary, , but . apparently
well-authentlcatud story of a bear's
freak comes Joitr i Russian villaEe
!5esAn the fringe of a forest wht i.
t is of frequent occurrence for beam
to make prowling excursions bbfh
day and night Int the ar"'
tlementl. Some two we
young girls, aged respectH
13, were surprised by a hL '
short distance from tha vJ 3
animal seized nd, catrleds T
younger child, while the e'.dtV
stricken, fled borne and gave tii...
nnusual alarm; -
r An immediate pursuit was Instil ;;t
ed, and theearcn was continued il ;r
lng the evening and the next dy, vuh
the assistance of ncighbbrlng viu.. - ,
a wide cordon 'w a drawn anmr i , i
extensive tract of the forest, " ! ' ?
searchers closed In. Towards r
down the bear and hor booty wei o i
Covered in a dense thicket. 'The Yi
was perfectly unharmed and rei Yr
In a deep mossy couch made for 1 r t
Although naturally dollhttd ia 1
released from her' irt range i'i;-r
ship, the little girl had p-t r 1
first fright, and had eubiiu i
well on the nut and oilier fori-.1
brought to her laager by the In .
almost regrets to learn that tho f.
lsh but kindly dinpofed snlnml
lummavily hilled by the i!l. i.
Hnw f h It i-c w.
Apropns of tlie p'"-1 i!i,!
tv, i in i 1 a i 1 1
1 !,n wiW! f :i , ; i
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r.y boy! ;