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FRAN KLIN. N. C., WEDNESDAY'," FI JMY 1 1, 1903.
IKE DEATH OF
Th moianoholy daya ma oomw,
In sadimt ot tha To '
wailluf winds, una aaaad woods,
A nd uoiloii brown aaa . ,
Heaped Id th hollows ol lh
lb autumn Iuvm lia do:
Thay nulla to tha edilylnr, t"sl
'-i And to tha rabbit a trut;
- . Th robin and tha wren ara flown,'
a Ana Irona tn shrubs tnav, . "
i Aad from th wood-top oalla ttia srow
' 4 Aurouga aula gloomy aay, .. , v
" ' Whara are tile Sowem-th fair yuan flow-n, fiat 'Mely sprang and stqpd
Tn hrl..ili lli't - an -nttAr nlr a h&n ti i. iim ' -t n : ; nil ill 1
' ! am ill 1 1 thblr f raros, the
' glat' :! wly beds, with tba
'1 lie mm U linui( whart tliajr lia, b.
..' lw llwn Pil xiuuuil vmL iu
The wind-flower and tba violet, they perlabed lone (?,
' 'And tha brlar-ros and th orebld died amid the summer glow,
lint on tha bill the Kolilan-rod, and the
- ad the vti.luw suusowar bT the brook
v - I 'll tha front from tha olaar aald hearan. aa tall tha nluu on men.
And tha brlKuiutua u their amlle was
And now, when oomsa tha eaim mild day, aa sun tuu Jays WIS soma ntsy
. 7c ssll the iqulrrel and tha bee from out their winter hornet
10,1 Yibaa lae snuci of-drapnlnsMiuts la heard, though all ti trees am still, ",
And twinkle in the smoky Unlit th watora of tha rill, , - r
& ..tie notith wlndrolis for tha flowara whose frefrrSno laio h fcoreL ts
And then I think ot on Who in bar youthful beauty died, V- '
The fair meet: bloiaom that grr up and fitdaj by my ildaj. ,: , f I j, f
In tha eold, moist earth we laid ber, when '-lie - east th kml, ' j H j i-
An I we wept that one eo lovely should h " a i i no onefj f 'j 1 i V
JOV DIM UUIDWIl U WW tUM UU,
80 gentle and ao beautiful, should perish with th flower. . y- , H
J VQN BY:
Br T. BC
For th tweatretn tfme Mau-k Jermyn
uttered the words of farewell, snd or;
the twentieth lime the girl responded,
but. realigns tf tbejparting was not
an ordinary one, they were loth' tb part
even then; Vea'rt hcStre. the7 -might
meettgaln; perhaps never!
"And. deareit, you'Jl remember, if
the recoiled Ion ot me ever stands in
your light, you're to forget I existed.
Prtotlse bi that!" '
Th trial lookd Into the earnestace
i Dver 1 'othe-i :-4 ot
the grave, brown isyea.'
"I cannot," sae said softly. "More-'
nvw is it necessary T Is it what you
"ere fbtt in my plarr
, , , f. rf '
' "M you farae the .only child of some-
horiv next! door to a millionaire," she
went" "on, ""and your" father forbade you
V ' tc maws' yme wllo was: not wealthy
while you; really, Joved one oor ss f.
rhurch mouse, would you Jive up wlth
1 out struggle? 01 'course fou wouldn't,
' Mark. You'd watt, -! waJtimd
.-':. tops!",; C''j-X v:":-'--:, "H
"But waiting doeant.mlways bring
i'H walth," broke. In Jermyn, "especially
'' In, the. musical profession.' Why did
i5f tov father ever destine -ane for bis Own
careettl be added. Alttorly: i
"Because It's what Vou're most flt-j
ted for," Elsie Renton replied. "Mark.
iioai'N VI SWUV.".
He waived awWher words with a
J,jmti and another kiss. i a
1. ."You. flatter me, sweetneart," he
, ,iald.,;'alUiough it's, true my. fother
! was Jar from being a mediocrity. He
Li.,, changed bis name 'on marriage, nd
' , .4 wnen I was only five years old.
But his existence really ended, a far
, as the world was concerned, whef he
forsook his Old name, ror ne never
Composed al t fri n i--i.iaai l 1
"HowaraEgeT'r remarkw tte girl,
rondeTlnglyv "And whet terrible ex-
ampls to -you, dearest. . ., : , -"
,"You may think so. Of course, I
was to young to know mucn then,
and never heard-how, Hell happened,
tor my. mothej .sposv s fjollowed, my
father" , ij'. -'i'j !"!!""' .
. "And his name before was t A
4 'Wegar-MarkWegar one of the
foremost- composer of his tlsssJ"
1 . A-VA-ft
A couple ot years later Mark Jer-
mvt was in ixmaon. it seemea mucn
;er since he had parted from Elsie
Renton in Paris, where they bad been
fellow studpntg at the 'Conservatoire;
she. for the sake of finishing a musical
a education, h becauae be bad- his fu
ture living tq . consider. ... )jt, :v
In Paris the girl had been free frost
the hidebound conreritionalitles ' of
borne, and her doting, parents would
doubtless hve been horrlBed had they
known she had dared to regard some
one with affection. The two had part
ed; he to work for a name) and she td
aier society.' -; ; . . --t .
' And sow he was In London, his fame
having preceded him, and Mark Jer
myn, the celebrated pianist, was an
nounced to make his debut before the
most critical audience In tha world.
Success bad, not spoilt, him,' and he
remained the same modest man that
had held Elsie's hand in his two, years
since; deeply, madly, in luve with her
stfil. Several times she had written
to him, and with her last letter In his
pocket as a talisman, he faced the
eairer crowd that evening. , v
The' perfrrmapee a success.
Mark Jermyn's reputation, was more
than upheld and he quickly became
the Hon of the hour. Invitations from
the highest In the land literally show
ered upon him, so numerous, that they
would have taken years to respond to
all, one of the earliest coming from
t'ne RnutuhS offering a princely fee for
a e'lort recital at a forthcoming "At
Hit-?." To this Jermyn stiffly replied
that hi only acmptprl social enaga-
! :e iA
iivur soon came alter
the Invitation, and a
er, he found himself
j 1(i'it f nrio more.
! y t i ( ii with
. , . x I, Urn. i.b'ie v. ,i
s"i 1 ni I'd lii' U
rntie rau ol flowari
fair ard rood ol aura, t
:r WW j,
tha e. ml Novniii'T ram .
.uw ivivij wu a -
1 '.or "i i tr-i,
la autumn baam? stoo.
goaa from upland, glade aa flan.
hUBt JUU4 11ICUU Ul VUl
A T-UN& i
then, aren't our photogtephi alt over
London 7" she 8ite;'wt' " nm
i Mark bowed, but guessed by her
t.ine that she had never seen his por
He sauntered aimlessly about, con
versing first with one. and another, till
at length be found himself addressing
tli host himself. And Jermyn was
a .feeably surprised;' Elsie's father was
nut nearly so formidable as. he had
pictured him e be; 'on- the) contrary,'
hiij attitude toward tii young Ijon o
tha season was courtesy and geniality
itself. i; : .....,..-,. ,:
Ah! my daughter Wis mfh met I Tr,; a,ttte once for all the -tjttrif
ynn In Paris," he rtmarkeaV'One ferfiitr.pute's witn' customers regarding
first to discover your genius, I be-
-Isle's r(9r'-im vl de?
; .u . i ,
nd a prlne
salt's Vplty we're to
oon but there! the men,
I was young myself onca"
lose her so
tl) men! ll was young myself once.
, -You mean some one will fall In love
tth her1 suerM-Jermyn. anxJouslyv
'Has fallen in Jo.ve. Icererof tbm. A
m me way, uerv sno is wicn ivortr
A spleson." ,
kark Jermyn turced and followed
t! k other's glance to where Elsie stood
talking wtlh, the an,he had noticed
b '4 file saomanta bsforev i H,t
Are they T" ,. ....--.
; I'Engaged, my dear sir, ' engaged.
A ad to be married shortly. My wife's
a wonderful woman; she's arranged it
i . ' M. VI l. ' ... ,'
Isrk's first Impulse was to flee, but
hat resolved to learn the Jtruth from
I isle's lips first At last he caught
hay glance, following her Into small
ante-room leading from one ol the
principal apartments. ' When the door
closed, he took her band, and looked
"Elsie he asked. "Is It truef
, Bo avoided his gar.-
'Is what true?" she murmured.
'"That you're engaged to Lord Maple
, ,,.. , - - -
IJer eyes filled wltsr tears and she
rned towsrd hlnr TwwMoBatery".'
'No!" she said vehemently.' "He's
,ked me frequentsy, but I've always
r if used. ' But msmma Ihslsts, and the
rumor we're engaged is about already.'
C Mark!, Mark!" With an out
f retching of her arms that was Irre
Bultlble; "wlia's to be doaaf " i ..
He took her into his arms. .
'- "You love -me, what is to prevent
our happiness.?" . '
l ''Mqtler she Insists- Father, I
know, would rather I married a man
of my choice.. " '
"And 1 insist on you marrying me!"
be cried eexneetly., "That 1 If you're
willing to become the wife of a. non
entity?" ' .-' ' . ''.. :'.'..:,
8he looked up Quickly. -"Who
is -the nonentity?" she asked,
"You, tba clever artist or" with a
gesture of disdain "Lord Mapleson ?"
. "Thenr- darling," he Cried, "if your
mother will not consent, it must be S.
runaway match. You're sure you
dont mind Intrusting your happiness
to me?" ' f
"No, indeed, Mark, no! I love you
oh! heaps more than I did two year
ago, and that's something, Isn't It?"
: He admitted that It was. snd kissed
her, when someone calling Elsie, she
had to leave.' Mark strolled back to
the drawing room with a lighter heart
Someone . was asking Mr. Renton
whether Jermyn was to play: the host
shrugged his shoulders, but the musi
cian at once Interrupted wltu the re
mark he should only be too delighted.
A move was made to the piano, while
all voices were hushed as It became
known that the great Jermyn was at
the Instrument. He ran through sev
eral of his better known things In
succession, playing as he had never
played before, his audience spellbound
and enraptured. The applause at his
conclusion, unlike most drawing-room
applause, was for Once sincere.
Mr. Renton waa profuse In Ma
thanks, and then his less gonial wife
Inquired as a special favor whether
he would give tliern a novelty.
"A novc'iy?" repeated Mink, anx
i,i;iS to plpnse his prospective parent,
"Ah, y. '.: I h,.,l al,. ,j,. f ill
' )' s th.; I ...en... i "i. i, I. Inn t It:
"e i.i o' p (''I- I t vj ci
1 ' ll 'll'1 mi t' i t vi ' l
i i f t.i.a knii ii."
Tel r . . r I'm tk,. ; n s
l " l. . . I fi-.,, "! ail l i
I . istsial ss- ; i ! ,i ii a i,
You rpmt-mhor tho rTt your -wondorj
fill plrfMn? produced on my wife th
Other et onlng?", t ' . ,
"UliiurltiiiatBly," VesponiiuiF the tw
moua musician. "Believe me, I'm ex.
i eP'"' ',ly rrv." f ' I ' , ' J
"i. o not your Iamit my bay," h
anBwprod,. kindly. , j.'The ewnt ha
brought something to light which
hope may mean your happiness.
have learned that my daughter lovea)
,,. - - - - ' '
"An I love her t&Oi'
' "Just si, Just sob : What I was golns
ta :jy wur this; mr wife, It appears,
was onco tngnged to your lather."
Mark Jermyn looked up in astonish
1" nt"' ja . ..
'Xesaintlnucd 'Mr lleuton, "and
from what Ican hear of course, tbij,
Is In conrtdeiii Sj between you and met
It broke Mark Te1r heart
wife Jilted hlm ."or uwelf, and if
pro-", that, out of pity, htafterwar4
mj iiefl a .eau.ln -who he discovered!
hm! Ijeen Jn lv wlUt buii. for years
The air you played the other evening
Vns fine, ofi WVai's tCmaeltloal wa
Yes," feplled-MarS. "ltfyfathee
'YAB- ran Mart Marlr "Mw Ti
left m tbc Jtnucpt8, with the In.
J fhft twenty-RPoom fitNovemhej l
" " "
could never make out.
"Ah I my wife recognized the theme ft
It vu' the. old love song fas -used to
play to her and of which shehad
been so fond. The date you mestiom
waa the one on which she Broke off
"the enwaarement.Qld memories cam
hn.fr A Km Inn " V K
"Say no.Kpra!A it's.a painful sub
ject." ; t
"To be sure, to be sure! My wlfej
wishes me to tell you that, although!
8he broke your father's heart, ah has,
no wish to break either yours ot her
daughter's. We are both willing yi
Someone onened the door i'
and Elsie Ronton, seeing MSuv Uirew
herself Into- bl5 arms." New YorE
' . la!
. . -
CUAINT AN3 CURIOUiJ.1
the varying else of eggs, Stocjtholm
m nun pri mse to effect all future
salm on the 1 . It of actual wiilght In-
Ioad 61 by the scora,
I." 1 -
'WJaW's' latest curiosity lev a Aaby
boy.o at the sBe' of JMn -
weighs! near four stone, and- 1s over-;
three ft ot In stature. His I puf euts "
- . . , , m i . fc ..2 i ,
have tBen him to Tokio to bn,v,hini
eOcaJw JttsatlW. 1 1
K k'i !.'
oosty pra!:ing' virtue
among most Chinamen. Some of them
ln.lliolr native towns and citJeS pfleri
felve ttiolr places ot business. un
gudi'dcd while they go off for haf an
hour or more. Should customers ar
rive in the meantime, they find the
pice or goods plainly ..marked, select
whut they want, and: leave the. money
for them.' " . s ,:,,; . ;
JDutch 0sheraen make" 'astinlehlng
catches by means ot a very epriplfe ex
pedient Thoy put nv'-number 'off live
worms and insects into a bottle parV
ly filled wlth'water'. which is then se
ctirely corked. The bottle is dropped
into tho water, and th fisherman
sinks his line alongside. It , appears
that the wriggling contents of tli bot
tle so tempt the fish r that thej fall
easjr victims to toe batted hooka
. . r : "'
1 At Besverton, In northern Ontario,
a tiea machine is ta operation j con
sibtlnu ot a press, dryer and spreader
-"rsoe nwenlotis machine) for. it
cuts, pulverizes and spreads the ma
terial at the same time. This reduces
tne moisture 60 percent and. the bal
ance lis taken out by the drying proc
ess. The plant has a capacity of 20
tons t day., snd 'thi demand', fojf the
Issl H.such. UuUtt luttigs $3.25 a ton
at (hit plant and is retailed at Toron
to at 4.5.; - , --j
i Mlijlaluro watches for the corsage
and wist are common enough, but it
has toen left for a western genius,
cays l.ho Chicago Inter Ocean, to pro
duce i finger ring timepiece, and that
of the alarm order; A piece of mech
an'.am so tiny, of course, could not
contain an alarm bell, but needlo
that would five a very perceptible
puncture was possible. . Now, all that.
the matt or woman, who wishes to rise
at a certain time has to do is to set
theajarm, adjust the jlng and. lapse
into (mgetlulnegg. At the appointed
hour the faithful little warder pierces
the finger with Just enough emphasis
to ruue the sleeps
a x.Bti' Asxta fr m
'NutwiLhstandiug the fact thai len
tils are recopn' i by students of food
economic " most nourish
ing c- verj little
ii. a il fel
ie 1 Int. , " as
do i (i ie to
I hi rt is fully ai.
doii, ,1 Vi. ', s V,
they are there caiiwi
the tnMn ft) lnp'it. onre
. j v ... allude In
form small magnifying lenses,
thick in the nililiilo and ta
toward the nnis. Tlioy are verv
and to be properly prepared n
soaked over nlnht in wsi'cr Ii km
m-r. 1 lie fotui In win
fii i'v:, ',- c; !i n m r-:
to 1 j cm., i.i (1 f. r a i
1 1 11
bay leav. a. sopie c
otlier ti ivorlii!; mm
Ann" r v . v to
fn; m i f a. i. ;
A SERilON F02 SUNDAY
AN ELOQUENT DISCOURSff ENTITLED
PUPPEft AND NETHER SPRINGS."
Vn Rev, Dr. J. Tfllbar Ohapaan Vaa
a Old Testament Story aa a Parallel to
Illtu' a Ike Great Bleaalnaa V Ha.
. caivi q Onr Heavenly rather. .
New "Ions: Citt. Tha following sex
Jnoa is one of a aeries prepared soma tint
since by the Rev. Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman,
the distinguished evangelist. It is entitled
"Th Upper and the Nether Springs," and
waa preached from tha text "And a gav
her the upper aprings and th nether
springs." Joshua xv.: 19.
Half way between1 Hebron and Beerahe
ba then sues, stood th ancient city of
Debir. It was the city of brains and book
and the centra of intellectual culture of the
olden days. At th tame point now may
b seen a rude assemblage of stone hovels,
many of which are half- standing, but th
others ara entirely broken down.
On names given to this city,
being tr. ced, means th City of Brooks,
or of learning what Athens was to Greece
th city of Debir was to Southern 1'alce
tin. It waa supposed that all th records
of antif" of th nation were stored
there. 1 is, indeed, a famous place.
Caleb, tu son of Heiron, of the tribe ol
Judah, waa very anxioua to secure posses
sion of the city. .It is this fact which gives
rise to the text. His name is very familiar
to us. He waa on of th twelr spies
sent by Moses aver into 'Canaan, ami he
and Joshua were th only two born in
Egypt vho were given th privilege of en
tering Canaan, with the poasible exception
of the Levi tea, and that, not only becauae
they had brought a truthful report of th
land they had explored, but were also will
ing to take God at His word, and pot all
their trust in Him.
Forty-five years after, when tha, wander
Ings were over, Caleb arpli ' '.. , Joshua
for the t r of th land which had been
promised 0, and among other portions
there was granted to mm JJeoir, tne cu
taming. It waa still, howverrIe n ,.,,,(
old of the giants of Can wtand must be.
captured oe possem'' 1 ' . J
Caleb I i made- jition that he
Would give hia 'daughterA.Wa in mar
riage to any one who was Ie to take the
city, apd'one Othniel, who htid been much
of aWrarrior, for he had rlelifered the Chil
ian of Israel from the Km) of Mesonota-
mia, marched against DebiiJf After a great
struggle th gates war broken down, the
fianta were captured or drifen away, snd
he City of Books lay at trVfeet of tb
conqueror. When th victofywa-wea.
Caleb was aa good aa hia word, and his
daughter was given in marriage to the sol
dier. With her ha also gav a aa inherit-
f as me Son Xand? varuabl soai 1
reasons, but it waa mountainous and sloped
outfewbraV-toward the-deserta of Arabia,
th hot winds of which again and again
wept a crone it. Before Achtsh left ner
f 'thsVr baiastlfe besr-Tht kiafr bis.
'. -alng. 'iu south lai ! wan not enough,
ah would also hav springs of "water, and
Calab responded t once, aad ' jivre ber
mora than h had aaked. for w read in
th ft-xt: gava her the Upper pijngs
B.J Ik. nall.a- " V.... .n avaoH.
nd the nether springs' F
ah.vaii was i Wutifiitw
way you would you oould ae
fArf), TVi.ir nmmn in t
land was chosen.
. lank. which
way you would you could see them gushing
forth. Their preteni" in th field meant
tor.ta- . Xnelr.
found, but for stf the country
I find in this beautiful story s good illus
tration of all that w receive from our
Father.. .... t, .r,.;- :; .
I All that haa been bestowed upon us is as-
"..l.Wll .11. tkwi j, fiuu . ii . n am wu nj
Him who nam was called in th pro
phets the Conqueror. It was for Him a
fierce struggle, but He oam off more than
conqueror. Then, after that, He waa called
th bridegroom th cbnrch, which is to
b His bride, and with Him we have re
ceived not only the gift of salvation, but in
Him we arc also blessed with all spiritual
blessings. Paul gives us this when h
writes to th Kpheaians, "Blessed be th
God and Father of our Lord Jesus Chriet,
who hath blessed us with' all aniritual
blessings in heavenly places in Chriaf
I. Ood start His children la this world
U Caleb started hia daughter, with an in
heritance. No one is aa poor but Ood ha
given him something. . '
Some have taken th Inheritance and
treated it as th nun With th five talents,
they have gained other five also; others
like the man with one talent, have wrapped
it in a napkin, and ao they leave the world
as poor as when they entered it. God has
been my good to us. He haa given us this
world wth all its beauty, its green pas
tures, its still waters, its rivers and ita seaa,
its starry canopy stretching out above.
The world ia filled with forces of all kinds,
but man haa seemed to gain control over
them, until to-day b stands himself like
S conquerer in th midst of then all.
But the inheritance ia better than that.
He haa given us all th faculties of mind
and all the powers of body. The mind, the
heart, th hand, th feet no one i sent
into the world a pauper. God has thus
placed a fortune in th gra.p of every
child of His. It ia such a grea thing to
have a mind, for with it man is abla to
search the deep things of God and I .ally
take hold of the thought of the Eternal.
Th science of geometry was worked out
from a. few simple principle by - Euclid
snd Archimedes, tiy pure reasoning out of
their minds, (nd en the sands of the floor
of the room where they wer studying
Archimedes traced the curves In which, ac
cording to science, the heavenly bodies
must more. And long after, when the te'e
scope was invented, the Galileos and th
Kewtons beheld with reverent wonder that
the heavenly bodies were aweeping along
in the same curves described so long ago by
th great Mathematician. It is, indeed, a
wonderful thing to have a mind.
But if these things which I have men
tioned as our natural inheritance in all
what we possess, then, with the success
that wiav-o gained by aneana of them we
may still be of all men the most mi-erable.
For they are like the south land of Ach
sah, they stretch off toward the deserts of
sorrow and care and darknesa. and th hot
winds of despair come sweeping trnst us
J annia and again. The moat miserable peo
ple in the world, sooner or later, are those
who have just the world and nothing ele,
Mt-n are horn unto trouble as the annrks
flv Howard, and. thia south land of the
world is a poor portion. Jt is beautiful: it
is the handiwork of find. Hut we mint
huve more than that if the soul be satis
fied. 1 ''The stars are beautiful, but tliev
pour no lisrht into the mxlmpht. of s
trouhlt'd soul. The flowers are sweet, hut
tliev pour no bahn into the wounded
heart." There are times when the hmiirrv.
tlnrwfv- fevered soul must have what the
natural inheritance can not give, and God
lin made provision fur that.
M.in sihs with gvoniilns which can not
be nttrcd for the innntie. Tf vou put a
scasheU to votir ear vnu will find m it
reminiflCPncea ol It. 01 ' -null n
of the si-n. the wiiil nf t' p wn
of I ne ri nm wave, ail n.wi
It luia tne witnr.-n in itsrif that it b
to the m-L-lv tji i p. And it vou h?
tentivriv to vour own hi nrt vnu ws
Cnmmtit proi, is of its drs-mcd al'nue
S'.i in. tiie vrnriuliL'1. the itn-amn ipf
too and 'if'-Ki. tne imi.sic. ail t'-.'Hv i Ii
a-v i I.' I..r (mil. and that v
l v (,tir M inis. And (
iiiiil ii. n wi ll ii g
of its waters goes sway Kith new life, and
his whole nature is changed. That sn
cienta believed in th existence oj a spring
in which, if a person bathed, he would
renew his youth, and JKmt forever. 1 We
have found that spring to-d. in the text,
for "The gift of God is etern f life." i'The
Bible is all a-sparkle wi.it wells and
springs, rivers and seas. They toss up their
brightness from almost every chapter. And
water ia many timea the type or figure oi
that which enlivens, beautifies and fives
new life."' ' ' , t
-.Solomon, twfreehed by th stor ot
heaven, exclaims, "Aa cold water lo a
tbirlty soul, so is good news from far
eotmtv." Isaiah, apeaking of th blessed
acts of thexhildren f iod, writes, 'm hey
shall swrins as wfl 'froro.the water
courses." Th nron. slowing with th
thought of th muienium, says, "Stream
lhall break forth from the desert." 1
The mission of watr in this world is to
t!ess snd satisfy, rt -h and help. 1'But
all the watera that t r leaped in th tor
rents, or foamed in tne cascade, or fell in
the summer shower, or hung in th room
ing dew, have give no such comfort ta the
troubled heart, no such rest and refresh
ment to the sin-sick soul, as that which
may be drawn by you and by me fro the
nether spring of th gospel." if
It is a good type of illustration of the
gosnel because of its' brightness. Yet her
it fails of giving us perfect description or
idea, for -where can you find such bright
ness ss gleam in this nether springV--
"David, unable to put it intjW
n!nva it on hia harn.. Chriafaemher Wren.
unable to put it into lanpvfage, springs it
in the arches of St. PM Bunyan, fail
ing ta present it ia ' .'.irv storr. ntt it
in th form of slleg. which lives OS to
day with constantly increasing' newer.
Handel, with ordinary music unable to
reach the heielrt and sound th depth of
the theme, thrills t nth his oratpro."
O. the g'.adnss, the ! htness, the iof un
utterable ih that lite which is hid ?vith
Christ inGod. And this I may drink in
gs I to the nether springs.
'IVjre is no life on earth ad hapr aa
the JHiristian's. Take the humblest thild
nKOnfl vnu know, and whv ahmildnft he
bi. happy? -According to1 the Bible Ie is
an tne time under tne snaaow oi tjiou s
wings. If he walks the angels bear hiss un;
if he sleeps they let down ladders front the
skies', up and down which the angels go
to and fro. -bringing down blessings of
God. and bearing away his heavy burden;.
Why, to get within the door of the fting--dom.
to have a placernot the nearest but
on the very outer eirc!e. to bear th lowest
title of all the redee: , to b th weakest
child of all th family of God, to If tha
dimmest jewel in His crown ot rejoicing,
to b the least, yea, less than least f all
the saints ia a hope " hich sets th peart
a-ainging. All thia 1 find and more, a
thousand times more; as I stoop and Vink
at the nether springs. . , ay
Water is also like the gospelln Its jwer
M tef resbt t ternembetth Rfvef Jordan
the day when Naaman cam to its banks
with his leprosy. I see him going down
into, its j waters, once, twice, three times,
and then on until he had, according to tha
instructions of the servant of God bathed
seven times, and then, marvelous change!
his flesh became- ss it wer th flesh ot a
littl child. ;, , . . '':.,-. ' , .
But her is" a greater change for the sin
ful soul who will com to the nether
spring. Her came Newton, and left be
hind aim his sins which wer aa scarlet.
Her came Bunyan, "cursing with every
step until lewd people rebuked him, and
he went away,, ao changed that he gav to
tht) world th book that stands in the esti
mation of soma next to th Bible for sweet
ness and power. Here tame Magdalen snd
the Philippian jailor, Zacchaeus, and th
poor trembling thief oa th cross, and thej
drank of tb watera and atand to-day in
the company of the redeemed. - i
. I atand by the aid of the waters to-day,
and with all tb tenderness of a saved sin
ner, with all th assurance of a pardoned
child of God. with all the alarm of a friend
who sees his friends and neighbors going
down to death, away from tn living wat
ers, I bid von come, come, me; " Whoso
ever will, let him come." -v' . .
It is a marvelous spring of which I sneak.
I recall the fact that when the Master met
th man who was blind from his- birth He
anointed his eye with clay and apittle and
then told him to go wash in the pool of
Biloam; and when he had washed lie came
seeing. I imagine that first of all he saw
th face of thai Master Himself,. This is
the power ot the nether spring; ot th go
jl. JIi touch el its waters wilLcause the
scales to drop from bur eyes', ana We shall
be able to see the wondrous things written
in th hook of God, and not only so, but
we shall have given unto us the vision of
ths fact of the Master Himself. It is not
strange that we are unable, in oar sinful
condition, to see things aa they are in the
kingdom of God, for we are, blind. But if
you will only come with your blindness to
the nether spring you shall go- away re
i oicing. It ia like the pool oj Betheida.
t haa healing power, and we are not only
' aaved from the guilt of sin, but w may
likewise be saved from its- power. Th
only difference is that in the pool th sick
people must wait until 'the watera are
troubled before they may step in snd be
healed, while in thia aether apring the wat.
era are always ready. This is no new idea
so to represent the gospel of Christ, for I
read in ths gospel of John these words:
"But whosoverer shall drink of the water
that I shall give bira shall never thirst.
But th water I shall give him shall be in
him a Well of water, springing Tip into
everlasting life,' And in the Apocalypse
these words are found: "I am the Alpha
and Omega, thajjeginning and tha and. I
will give unto him that is athirat, of tha
fmmtain'iof the water of life freely,' 0
thirst souls, come and drink)
1 know what annum of water nave dons
for the world. Found in Gerar by Isaac,
thv maka the field fruitful in abundance.
Bursting forth in Lebanon, they tend their
waters down tne mountain ude, and m
they go through the valley they make it
the very oynonym of fmitlulnesa. Closely
akin to that i. what the nether spring of
the gospel does for us. No one knows the
fulneas of his own being, until hs is filled
with the influence snd power of ths gospel.
Yon walk, in ihe month of January, over
the -moat fertile place in a field or through
the foreflt, and you will see thft illustration
of whet man is m his natural states The
earth is full of roots and the trees are full
of buds, all of which are closely bandaged
so that they can not expand hut when the
spring time cornea the r Jota in the earth
commence to push forward and the bud
on the trees hcyin to unfold, and in a very
ItUta time all nature in rejoicing. Whnt a
marvelous chance, simply because the roots
have been w united hv the sun and kised
by the liirht! and vet it is not worthy to
he co tn pared with a chunt -winch might
he wrought in vou, if vou will but come to
the nether spring and drink nf ita liie-giv
pig writers, for there ynu will meet Jlim
Who hiia said: "I am come tht vou nnylit
have lite, and tttat you might have it more
' JII. i wifch I misrht he able to make
plain- ti vou nil that there is so much
more to the ( hricitian hre than tumpi?
buig saved. lh?t is on?v the beainnmif.
1 tie whole experience Btretrhrs awiiv fron
that point, and gets brighter and bruhtti
an the dav go by. W ith the hope th.it we
n- ' 1 e:rn the le-son ," 'Iit to dav. 1
)i i v o uio'i . .il hi't'H t." it t a . I -s o smi'iitiM.
hethcr toe stn-i i-'i-esis of the text will
allow the inhM'nrHiUnm or not. 1 am vet
smre th.it all wilt aive tlint. it if a pri tft t
but to dm
I: at tli
I. 1 evil, I linin
In a bulk not larger tlian a era in ot sand 1
pan find A itimmnd million animalcttlaC. J
but with the latter I can see things atar
oil. I can actually atndy the Slimy way,
which ia removed from nie thousands and
thousands of miles. At the nether spring,
first of all, I see myself and all my sinful
ness; then I see Christ in all His righteous
ness; then I hear Him say that though
mv sins be like scarlet they shall be aa
whit as snow, and there at th nether
spring I am made whole, but with the up
per apring it is different. like the tele
scop it ia all about the things which are
above, and as I drink st its waters I find
myself twiag lifted above this world, snd
my conversation, not Only, but my very
life, may be in th heavenliea. :
.And ths way to this upper Spring is-
fiointed out very plainly to us. I reinem
er th dream of Jacob as ha.was going
from Beersheba to Haran. It waa of the
ladder which Was set unon"arth, the top
of which reached up to heaven. , '
Thia ladder is set for us. It reaches to
the verv brink of th upper spring. The
ladder is Christ; His feet rest upon the
earth. His brow is bound with the glory
of heaven. The events of His earthly lit
are the earthward end of the ladder; His
divinity, -.His finished . Mesaiahship, His
perpetual priesthood the topmost end. In
a distant city a lire waa raging.' It was
thought that ell tha inmates had beett
laved, when to th horror of the bystand
ers two children were seen standing at a
third.atnrv window. It waa before the
-i-Ttof .tW almost perfect appliances for
in -SOl'tlg. V IIVCT. J. IW HIIUCI. .IBIS
hurriedly- s'pVit-S( together and liUed to
the aiae ot thulldlng. 'Iser wae a
about of terror wkfn it was found" that
the ladder lacked akteet of reaching tb
children. In a momha a l.rave fireman
was mounting the ladilarv.be reached the
topmost round, and then stood for a mo
ment balancing himself until he-bad caught
th window sill with bis hand, and then
over his body, which supplied the g n
tween the lander and window th chiinren
came alnwlv down until outstretched hahue
reached thess in safety. And thia is what!
the Lord Jesus Christ did for you snd for
m;l There was no way for us back td
heaven. W wer estranged from Uod.
And then He came in His incarnation, and
on tit platform erected by the patriarchal,
legal and prophetic dispensation, He stood,
ss it were, in His own body, reaching up
Hi bands, He took hold of God, and the
wty waa made complete. And so it na
come to pass that not only in Chrat we a
saved, but it is also trie that we mourtf lone million were irom tne east
Him into the vary secret place ot tha M htlng to free the negroes, Grants'
Hhrii. And this is drinking st th ut,llrfed 0na rffitii, from vest
- Thus th secret of this jrrsat blcasinf is
to be found by abiding in Christ. Dr. Cor
don nsed to tell a little cirenmstsnc which
came beneath hia eyes in New England,
which presents to us a figure ot it all.
Two little saplings grew side by side.
Through the action of the wind they
crossed each other. By and by the bark
of each became wounded snd the sap be
gan to mingle, antil in some (till day they
becam united to each other. This pro
cess went on more and more until they
were firmly compacted. Thea the stronger
began to absorb th life from the weaker)
it grew stronger while-the other grew
weaker and weaker, until finally it dropped
away and then disappeared. And now
there are two trunks at the bottom snd
oniy one at trie top. JJeatn Baa taken
Sway th ens, lifs has triumphed in th
",u8' . i " ... - .
- PftOWINENT PEOPLE.
. John D. Rockefeller gave away ove
$0,000,000 list year. k i t
Andrew (iarnpgle's itlfts at public li
braries are on the decline, '
General lilies will visit the European
capitals before returning to the United
States., Hit- -:.-.: v;-'k. ( i -
""In consequence of the recent attempt
upon his lite King Leopold of Belgium
has reeolvtd not to tide in his motor
car In tue future, and has ordered It
The Ret! Thomas H. Lewis has the
rare distinction of being president of
two collegia at one time the Western
Maryland ind the Adrian, of Adrian,
Snmticl lurwell, of West Union, 0.,
the oldest editor In the State, has re
tired from active work at the age of
eighty years, bavlnj; been in the har
ness for half a century.' . v ;f "
Professor Morlsanl, of Naples TTnl
rersity, who holds She position of phy
sician to Queen Helena of Italy, Is both
In stature snd proportions the most di
minutive doctor In the world. '' .
Emperor William intends to Include
In the commission to bring bis gift of
n statue of Frederick the Great to
America descendants of German offi
cers who fought under Washington. -'Dr.
Stelnen of Sandusky, Ohio, who
will ; write Tolstoi's biography. Is
Tolstolsn disciple, and has worked ss
s dny laborer with the immigrant peo
ple of tho United States to study their
needs: . ' .;
. The Fope is an enthusiastic philatel
ist, and the priests. of Cashmere are In
tending' to present to him on the oc
casion of bis silver papal jubilation, ft
unique collection of obsolete stamps of
Jcnima and Cashmere. , .
When Dr. Lorens was In Baltimore,
and. as hp was about to take his car
rfage lu front of his hotel, a well
known citizen snd admirer took bis
solid . Jiold watch from his fob snd
pressed It Into bis hand, telling him to
keep It as a token of his admiration.
USOR WORLD. t ...
The loOO caiployes -of ihe fonr ele
rated roads lu Chicago have organized.
All tlie electrical workers In Indian
lpolis, Ind., are on strike for higher
wages. . ... ...
Telephone girts In Des Moines, IaM
liar won their strike for sn advance
in wnses. f :' ; -. , -
Tlie Lake Carriers' Asportation, meet
Iur In Cleveland. O.. ha decided Jo re
oil. uilii lf".
Street railway emplovesf at Bluoin
lugcou. III., have Secured a ten pvt;
cent, increase lu waes.
Ilu- swltclunen s strike on the Iowa
Central liiultoad has beeu settled by
giving the lneiwnore pav
1 lie NoiTolk. rortHiiintilh and New
port News ltnilwny (:onipiiny will not
e 1 1 i 1 1 1 ( i y ii;iu:u'i'K'(l mm.
An nt'Mtnii ion Im.'iril lias ralseil the
ncs of ."' Imrn and pliop entploves
J. the Vmon mid ( (insulmated frac
tion companies In CIiIchko ten i r (cut.
tl P I
i ti'ti i
noxvilio A oti ii !
un.. will ive tl
;ul i,i eleven hi
I i e 1
ii'i'ii mill 1 ;
BILL ARTS LETTER
Talks in BatiriOat "StrSirT of That
"OrowliieSenS9 of Jus'tioe."
1 , -''!
B01EYER, BE IS STILL VCBY flQrtFCL
Many Pronilnsnt Northern Mdrt sr
, Cited Condemning the Folly.' -".
of Civil War Bill Finds . ; t
' a Rift in ths Clouds. -
.The Constitution says there Is
grow(ng sense of 'Justice" In the north
that will hereafter' b teard nrom id
putting negro offlctalsvover spstierh
communities. . j The The NeTork
Herald has opened a rift in the clouds
by rebuking the president, c.H We
hope so, but now that RooaeveU.'sJiaa
appointed a Boston coon to a high, ot
flee, The Herald may change front and
say he Is consistent' That" growing
cense of Justice Is a chameleon of many
colors.! It -was quite visible a little
whtl after Orady made his charming
speeches In New York and Boston, but
the preachers withered it and Mc&ln
Icy made more appointments and kept
makltig them as long aa he lived. This
growing sese does not seem to flour
ish In many places. The fact is, we
hive almost despaired of ever eelng
justice grow atr the north 'Lately A
hajro received, tfiree letters
thre that indicate the
atfi I have reatoudj&ead them 'with
romfort Onrf 0f these. Is from at old
Mezlcaoeteran who says that: of tli
0 "soldiers who fought ugajnti;,
sighting for toe union and thjMuier
TO0.00O were the rlS-raff and' - tim, the
flotsam and jetsam of all nations who
joined the army tor Bounty and Sooty
and beauty, and they Were the element
that Sherman employed to majte war
hell. He speaks of the war as unholy,
unrighteous and unjust Another, let
ter is from Portland, Oreg., and says
the writer recently got hold of one of
my letters which said that General
Grant was a slave holder and. hired,
out his negroes up to the close ot the
war and llyea off of their hire. ' He
says: "I didn't believe it, but was in
duced to examine his biography and I
found It was so." H says that nobody
is that country ever heard ot it And it
is amazing and astonishing that Lin
coln would appoint a slaveholder to be
the head ot tho army. : The writer of
this letter wsa brought up to believe
that the south brought all the negroes
from Africa.': Another letter Is from a
New Hampshire man, a veteran, who
says that her and seven others from
his town joined a company in 186IL and
only one besides himself got back, tver
since then he has been reviewing' his
folly and tho tolly oMhe War and is
ashamed of bia people and lays that I
do not score them In my letters as hard
as they deserve. Ha has HInton Bow
an Helpers' famous campaign book, in
which he says: '
"We are going, to free your slaves
and arm them with pikes and torches
and butcher your families and burn up
This book la Indorsed by sixty-seven
members of congress, including John
8hermsn. Appleton says that 157,000
copies were -sold in three mohiiis and
It precipitated the raid of John Brawn,
at whose execution all the church bells
of New England tolled a requiem, And
so I have found three northerners who
have this growing sense and I have
heard of one more who is a wispect
I am keeping a tally sheet and as' soon
as I hear of any more growing sense
I will record it My Oregon friend's
generation came up since the war and
ever had time to bother themselves
about the. history o. the war or slavery.
The souflapKas outsldi of their con
cern and Jelf -wc'Js was the area trait
or that Roosevelt told about In his his
tory. That is all he cat4, V know.
bui ne says your late letter nave ex-
cuea our cunosuy ana wnen yotrsaaiibft'add thm!lk wnd almonds and pi
book is out, you will let me'advertlse
and sell it In my own way, I will sell
iOlT.OOO copies north' of the lino. This
man is a bl; Advertiser with head
quarters In Chicago and sent to. me a
big lot ot his cards and literature. "
" Well, Mr. Byrd wLl see about that,
but to my opinion his northern "cus
tomers don't care a bauboe about mo
or Grant or his niggers. They remind.!
uia ui two ltuiers wno went. on to
csmp meeting, and as they were stand
ing. by a tree one of the brethren came
un and Invited them to go un o the al.
tar and Jlno 'em in glttln- rclijrlon.
The men seemed somewhat Indignant
and replied; ' You fliust excuse us.
sir. we don t live in the county."
But I did find a rift In tho clouds
that gave, much comfort. In tlie
twefth volume of John Lord's '"Beacon
Lights of History' I rind a sketch of
Robert E. Lee by Dr. Ii. Benjamin Ant-
drews, tli at is a loving tribute to that
great soldier. Such a glowing tribute
was hardly to be expeelr-d from a
northern source. Especially from one
burn In Now 1 niinpiihlro. oiluruied at
F - vn university and who joined tlie
tun y wive IS years old and T!io lost
an ei 0 at l et
irg. A3 an
b 1 1
of lua HIM"
1 (,) t ' '
L t- 1
to t. ' 0
1 1 r
v 1 k
df her pi
laM, eloo,untan.tf It 'ssionod orator
of America; t oi a schoolmate there,
and my Booton uncle said he would
go with me, tor bo h4, to look alter
Mr; Choate, jw he "was an in ante
triendF rHBtno !actlywhat
that ment,but lp(unf oaUftst -n,
The, grea ball wae crowds wittips
best people of New England.: iiy un
ele wan with, others jieTtd.(uj)fin te
platform. Mr,. Cboate's fac ws , all
nerves ana muscles", tis large eyes and
tooUtnoc4iBpiciiaus;2'lTjr'taIf tn Kour
hls"$o vat jslrnV. mpcoton with
9Terywwor4,arefullj; and dlinctly -
tyere4, but, Jhls was but the breathing
of'i tentle' lri(l before the' Sutrm. 'k
Boon hd semed,,tnoe-toifrol of bis
own -emotions tsnr soared wny mpng
the starskand Jii ieatujes Jook on. an -unearthly
glow, his arms responded!
to evry sentence' hlfi'fralllibdy sway
ed nd tKtna sVttdiiice un:
consoldusly wayel jrjtlt-hlm tm eli
their breath fr learibeywould .lose a
word or a motion.'," , t .
No,Ywflever'fWge tint sVeech.
He stopped bee awes larBsUto atop,
for with tte- last el current Sentejae
bscamU exhttuited;and as bodily lift,
d Bp by1 nvjt ttala asviUiets Athe
ante remHv here he ys strlppedind
rubbed down Jike n ixhausted race
horse. In""an libit oPta'ud was re
hsiwed aftremedrTna NrlBi ' Rttus
Choate- bundle p;qatvertst passionate-
neryesip;vUoee -ehjqsenceu no;
audience could catolyllisten band no
iur witbitaWXBiTTSTtad Atlan
; MriTBR THatfUBWW. '
Sods-shtittld taevf ssjssd W the ;
wate (ntjwh(ch,pblna wttbHdlrisj on
It is to be washed. Soap will' answer
the- TratpoV for'cielhline'sswrtnout
damagint tln'eoldi ilief m'A '.-nKJniafe-bsmairerom
furniture hy applying ft anlntlnn madn
.of sl dtppsfof Jtes jaespjoonful
of water, applleq with a feather. If
the stalnfdoes not lrfeliHo tB Bin' ap
plioattom tsateiiitrsrtttaijsii Mdw re-
anl 1mfn&- ''.
Exceedingly prim colonial Stripes
are the'Tndst ftored 'with eorerfngs
for bedrooms. tlift l 4
...Ths newestaeAocilsui afe aau.
cer shaped and stand quite high on a
narrow. ' : f
To' swe twayTsjitUaflHiy
and te have tea wto prnaments
to tiye 4- room finished lpok is pow .
the prevailing' fda In home decora-tioni-
, Tha. Bureau-drawer naye made to
open noiselessly ',4 .asljjjf by yjub
bins it with common 'soap. -
' Marseilles bedirpreadt 'in'pale' mue,
pink or elloW,irtth edgse-butltoiihole
scalloped In whiteau new ajid pretty.
' Besides the thorough" airing" that
beds and bedding 'vhoufd dally ''have,
mattresses, bolsters and pillows should
be beaten - and hakeJ hre tifces a
week.-j, ..t;t, ,;. vulmk??
Bedclothes should -of. teft be exposed
to the dlf"e!tTats"(irrhe'strnf',iIf gives
thenT 4 wCteslnsiat it9romotlve
Of fluith reatjmuSew. y.-V
,,&nake4 Jimplobes SOUl 65 su'uk
ed in wrra sotla' wafer and washed In
Suds 'containing .'fedrdps df Im
(wnbu inj asdax svUh linewi
AJ . layej sakes iirrpoved .by
the substitution of water for milk iisu
allycaned,orirlteecipeB,.H "When ,
this is done add two more eggs tba In
the.othsr ,' -...''ir
; Potatoes tht (re peelel an hour
In advance of cookln'l time and allowed-
to stand lttjeoTd 'witef iwilf never
turn dark lifter being bajjed. J -.
Lilnen shades look ajmost new
yvh(?n" cleaned by stretching them on a
table' aad"rubbinf tHem -wlth'pTjwdered
bath brick appll4isf a ;plece of
fantuLM. v, 1 at ,
.A plce Sandwich to; serve jWith af
' teVfioon te is ma8e Vlth preserved
gingsrj idraln.' an chopped, .and
mqlsjenvd ifip fe.,, '
ftT7? :,J "1 -ALMOND,
FLAMMERY. ( 1
Soaic half a box of gelatine in a cup
of COM "mUkTonlialf "hour. - Take
two oiuuiea l almonds, onu of sweet
and one, ot hitter' bjnjnch and' pound
them to a'pasta, jid(Unglgr4oliially tur.'
j eupi-of-tfiilk: 'When the g.-i,,
the whole Into -a.. double boiler, an !
hlat slowly -Then, bqI1 for ten n
utes and" Btraln through a fine sieve .
piece ; o. oJieeSecloth.f 6w.
taste' afld flaytjr with a'to.i" -orange-flower
wet with cold water a,
place to stiffonii Sam
ed fiream, i custard, or
cream. Fresh fruit may l a t
Stead it the sauces. '" J..t, h tl.t
and iweeten to taste and puv.
ths cream,;; . ft f !W:.
lov 1 e 1 1
td to I
1 tht en
1 tie io i
!. iid is 1,
r " ' '
-.iied V- h
saw but t ro h
tin I 1 1111' 1 1
hearied man en
loud to p 1, ui.
dent tui.l iy n f
It was tint lie pi
r nli r
sii ui k v
ot his 1